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VOL. XXIV MANNING, S. C. W EDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1909 NO.13
Ba &e W at Cake, hums fir d
A Fiendish BrWbh Nego Atte
Oomtesing to the Crim Of As
-Gekig and M rerig Miss
Fency, whose Body Was FoNd
in an Alley, Lynched and BwNd.
Will James. the negro suspected
of being the murderer of Miss An
nie Pelley. was lynched at Cairo.
Illinois, Thursday 'night by a mob.
He was strung up to the public arch.
the rope broke and at lieast 500
shots were poured ino his body.
James made a confeSion. Implcat
ing another negro Arthur Akesan
der. The lynching took place In the
most prominent part of the er 3.and
was witnessed by ten thousand peo
Women present were the first to
pul the rope. When It broke. the,
trenzy of the mob was uncotrolabl
and they fired volley after voey
into Jame's body. shooting him to
pieces. The mob then dragged the
body over the streets for more tha
a mie to Twenty-sixth and lm
streets. in an aney. and burned It
where the murder was committed.
James was found with Sheriff Vs
vis between Kar.Ak. iln.. and Belm
nap, by the Cairo crowd, who went
up Thursday afternoon. The crowd
overpowered the ocers and took
the negro from them. and Ifter a
conference it was decided to bring
their prisoner bacd to Cair* and
, Sherif Davis had been Seeing
from the mob for twenty-four hours
with the prisoner. Driven from town
to town 'by senacing crowds the
sheriff had taken to the woods with
James, but the persistent search of
the smry avengers proved effec
tive at last.
Fully a thrnsand persons went out
to nd the negro, and when the pur
sers arrived in Cairo with their.
quarry. they were met by a howling
mob of 5,000 others bent on slaying
They mched the negro direct to
the public arch. sweeping the streets
lke a Sock of sheep might tread
a narrow lane. Many women were
in the crowd and ansioa to help do
Sheriff Davis having been toiled
in his attempt to hide the negro.
pleaded for the life pf the prisoner.
but without avail. When Cairo was
reached. Sheriff Davis was taken in
charge by a paarty of the thob, which
rushed the negro rapidly a to his
The mob that ch edthe gheriff
and the negro was so large that it
soured the entire -country from
Karnak to Vienna. 3I11.. a distance
of about sixteen' uliqa.
When found by the mob the ne
gro was handeuffed between two of
theand~ aDtre were wyeng on
the ank f acreek. All three wr
so weak from hunger. exposure and
the futile attempt te elude the mob
that they were not' able to make
While in custody of the mob com
tu to Cairo the negro trould not
talk about thez crime, but when he
Peey. 'H~ t a .hur lS
nder was Is~SJnthe rm
The .tupabha fUW
the grand dhe
a momelOdV muaIn o
the rope ~ W pesos who
ad O 4psdfanced 'in alte
ht forthVsed maclmos aec
aly, and bEliened'tbe n-tve- wit
Ten. notsalfldwith vengeance.
he snobdteaggef the body co the
place where WEs iPelley's body.
boud. gazed and bured had been
found. A a9ring fle was boult and
the body was incinerated.-I
Jmesgho came ftrom the South.
sad l Pg:eley had been assault
ed and gurdered after a terriic,
fight. ?tsi reportedzthat Alexander.
e negrod mplicated by James in
he mure'of bliss Pelley' has been
ond bydhe mob, and that they
ae bringipp him into town to lynch
Goenor Deneen appealed to at 11
oclock by Sheriff Davis. who declar
ed the mob was storming the jail
and volunteers would not assist him
ordred ten troops of militia to pro
ceed at once to Cairo to restore
Buder Be ases to QstPSerii
sad.Potice daardit. .
-wo years ago the owner of a
private residence ingthe aritocratM
vicinity of the Plaza, in New York
city had his house remodeled and a
vault constucted und'er the sidewalks
The contractor had obtained a permit
for the altero Us t buidin
but had failed to take otta permdi
for the mautt, flor which 4 fee of sev
eral hundred dollary was required
At the behest of the bureau of high
ways a policeman (as stationed a
the building to oreveit further wor)
on the vault until the fee was paif
and the permit obtained. The vaul
has been under police S'ureeiano
ever since and the vault is StIll un
finished, with a fairapr05est of ye
ming so until thg d6rnet of tb
building. who is sad to be a ml
ionaire. choose's to plank down tb
unrcqa1 fee for a permit.
WMITE MAN SWUNG TP FOR
MURDERING HIS OWN WIFE.
After Lynhtng the Negro the Mob
Attacked the Jail and Made Quick
Work of a White Man.
At Cairo. IMinois. Henry Saltner.
white. a photograp'er. who killed
his wife last July with an axe. was
taken from jail at 11:40 o'clock
Thursday night by a mob and hang
ed to a telegraph pole, and his body
riddled with bullets. The lynching
followed closely on the lynching of
Will James, a negro. who eariler in
the evening had been hanged for
the murder of Miss Annie Pelley.
The mob gave Salzner a chance
to confesa after the rope was around
his neck. but he was so frightened
that he could only mumble that his
sisters had kiled his wife.
The mob became furious at this.
and It was hard work to keep them
of Salzner long enough to give him
a chance to pray. The mob fmally
subsided and a short religious service
was held, after which he was strung
up. the rope being placed over a tele
graph pole at 21st and Washington
The mob found some difMiculty in
breaking the cage. as it was an en
tirely steel structure, but after a half
hour of telling blows upon the door x
it gave way and Sakuer was secu- I
9& The mob rushed him out of the
back door of the jaI, which Is in!
the basement of the court house. t
around the building through the yard I
and out Into Waahington avenue. f
ad up to 21st street. which is a
prominent corner and has a public r
He cried and begged piteously for f
Ws life,' and was met by cries and L
Slows from the mob. When Salzuer c
as asked for his last statement a a
man. a stranger in the crowd. step- d
pad forward and said he believed a
alsner was innocent, whereupon the c
mob fel! upon him. kicked him and to
nally knocked him down, and It I
was -only the pleas of cooler per- v
eons that saved his life.
He was compened to beg for mer- b
cy from the mob. and announced In 9
a loud voice that Salzner should be d
lynched. after which he was driven r
from the mob and all attention was h
given to Ialzner. After Salzner a
was hanged, and while the body was a
being riddled with bullets. the rope tj
broke and the body fell to the 11
pound. where it now lies, the mob
going away and leaving it.
Salzner was born and reared at o
Cairo. He had been married about i
two years last July.' when his wife I
was found at her home with her r
skull fractured. A bloody axe was a
found under the bed. Two babies v
were playing in the .mother's blood. v
Slaner was found at the home of
his mother, where he often slept at a
ight. Before Mrs. Salzner died she il
recovered enough to accuse her bus- n
band of attacking her. t
Feeling against him had been bit
ter. and Thursday night, after the
ync.hing of James. when some one
suggsted Salzner. the mob rushed
for the county jail, got Salzner and.
DR. CARTLISE'S LIBRARY '
Son and Daughter.
The library of the late Dr. James C
. Carlisle. president of Wofford
oegege'otailning many choice and
rare 'volames, has been presented to
Weogor college by J. H. Carlisle.,'
Jr., and Miss Sallie Carlisle. children
d the deceased. The gift ia highly
dpreciated. not only by the faculty
and trustees of the college, but by
he studentS and the alumnL, for
It Is regarded as one of the richest
treasurns of the colkege.
In addition to presenting the Ii
ay of their father, which consiste
of some 2.5010 or 3.000 volumes. Miss
Carlsle and 'Mr. Carlisle presented
h college with several old pieces of
ibrary furniture of Dr. Carlisle.
which are fiamuato the old stu
dents of the college.
The library of Dr. Carlisle will not
e catalogued along with the other
books of the co~'ege, but will be plac
ed Intact in a room of the library
building and the furniture will be
arranged in this room as nearly as
osble as it was in the library of
the great educator. In other words.
the faculty of the college hopes to
'reserve the library and its furnIture
intact so that one who ever had
the pleasure of callung on Dr. Car
lsle at his home will at once be
mpressed with the surroundings.
TOOK~ HIS OWN LIFE.
W. J. Arant, of Columbia. Commit
ted Suie Friday.
With his uniform of the Confed
erate army by his bedside. and a re
qetthat he be buried in his be
loved grs7W. J- Arant. well known
is this State. says The State. was
found dead In Columbia Frid.1y
mnring. An empty bottle that had
~ontained laudanumi accounted for
the manner of hi death. The n<w
of the suicide camne as a surpr.e
.nerally, although Mr. Arant was'
known to have suffered much wig!
.epodency. dating from tLe time
.his' wife ~dled, about a year ago. in
Only a bhort while ago Mr. Arant
was heard to say that he could never
recover from his great loS arA
Iwould rather be dead than aliva, but
not even his most Intimmce fri-'nd?
Ithought of suicde in connection
with their friend.' Requests found
-by the bed. to notify F. H. Arant.
a son residing in Camden. and H.
-B. Bolger and C. F. Hebrich of Char
Sleston. were complied with and F. H-.
Aran arrved Friday mo;~in;.
A Fake Stry Abt SmAr Than Made
Up in Chmbia and
SENT TO EW YOR SUN
Mr. A. J. ethesa Governor Ansers
Private seeetary. Wrath With
the Writer of the Dispatch. Which
He Brands as a Yarn Out of the
Mr. A. J. Bethea. Governor Ausel's
private secretary, writes the follow
Ing letter, which explains itself:
The governor's secretary has writ
en the following letter:
enator B. R. Tillman. Trenton. S. C.
My Dear Sir: I have just read the
.tory in The News and Courier enti
ed "No Drink for Tilman." copied
rom the New York Sun. and to say
hat I am disgusted and outraged
ardly expresses my feelings.
There is not a semblance of truth
n this article, which. of course. y.,.u
now as well as I do. but In jus
Ice to you and to myself. I hasten
a write to assure you that It did
tot come from me nor any one con
Lected with the governor's ofice.
There is only one way in which
t could possibly have originated, and
be truth has been so distorted that
strains the Imagination to account
On Friday of last week a gentle
an came over from Winnsboro. sad
ras in great distress because he
>und the dipenasaries closed, mak
xg it impossible for him to purchase
ampagne. which he wished to use
t a recebtion at his home the next
sy. The governor was absent. and
s he had oridered the dispensaries
osed for that day and the next. I
)ld the gentleman I could do noth
g for him, although he brought
ith him a physician's certifcate.
At the luncheon on Saturday I sat
Y Mr. Robert H. Hazard. a repre
ntative of the United Priess, and
ring the course of conversation I a
?ated to him the above story. tell- 1
g him of the distress of the gentle
an. but without mention of his s
&me. and certainly without any '
ought of yours In connection with t
I do not say that Mr. Hazard c
rote this article, but I cannot ac- m
unt for it- in any other way. I* 1
,certainly far from the truth, and a
hope you will understand that I a
seut it- and that I object to being
tade a party to a newspaper story.
hich is utterly without warrant and
Trusting this explanatIon will
arve the purpose for which it is
iteded.- and assuring you of my
nwillingness to do you an injus
ce, I am.
Yours very truly.
A. 3. Bethea.
The dispatch complained of ap
eared Sunday in several papers.
:ong them the New York Sun and
ie Baltimaore American. It reads
Columbia, S. C.. Nov. .-Taft Day
i this city inconvenienced Senator
illman. The governor of South
arolina has the power to suspend
be sale of liquor whenever he deema
advisable. A large crowd was
athering in this city yesterday for
'aft Day' and the governor ordered
e dispensaries to close for two
Along ,about this time Benjamin
L Tillman hit the town. Hle had
un over from Trenton. his bezie, to
:et two bottles of champagne. He
as going to have company at home
.nd he wanted the champagne badly.
e tried two or three dispensaries.
ut they were closed. Then the sen
Ltor hustled up to the governor's
ffce and- appealed to hi. Drivate see
etary. The secretary allowed there
a nothing he could do.
"Well, couldn't I get two bottles
e a doctor's prescription?' begged
The secretary said the only way
rould be for the senator to find
iome friend and perhaps this friend
~oid give him two bottles. It would
e against the law for him to sell
~hem. For the senator to look for
. champagne cellar friend in Co
umbia was a hopeless proposition.
iadnt the senator just had a big
ow with the Columbia Taft Day
reception committee because they
wanted to tax him $10 for his seat
t the Taft luncheon?
The senator had ijold Columbia
o go to blazes with its luncheon.
r words to that effect. Finally the
governor's secretary referred the
senator to a friend of his, and from
him Mr. Tillman got hi.' two quarts.
The senator was a framer of the
South Carolina dispensary law, and
thus was getting a taste of his own
Mrs. Marie Estey Suicides.
Mrs. Marie L. Estey, widow of a
widely known piano manufacturer.
committed suicide in a boarding
house in New York a few night ago
by inhaling Illuminating gas. The
loss of her fortunle some years ago
brought on a nervous disorder and
her Ill health Is believed to have led
to her act.
Aged Ne~ro Suicides.
CalvIn Hinton, a veteran negro
employe at the farm of Charles H.
Hlnton. near Raleigh. Y. C.. com
mitted -culcide a few days ago. usinog
a shotgun with 1shich he blew out
his 'brains. Chffldren hearing the
shot ran to the house and found
hi dy-in on the floor of his cab
AND WOUNDS PRESIDENT OP
Bu'K HE TRIED TO ROB.
The Young Bandit is Run Down
and Captured After He Shoots One
In an attempt to rob a bank at
3ew Albany. Ind., a young man en
tered the Merchants' Bank at noon
Thursday and killed J. Hangery
Fawcett. cashier of the bank. serious
ly wounded John K. Woodward. pres
ident of the bank. and wounded Ja".
R. Tucker, a negro chauffeur, prob
When 1lall entered the bank he
carried a pistol In each hand. After
commanding every one to throw up
his hands and "get into the vault."
Hall began shooting.
Cashier Fawcett was sho* ibrough
the chest and neck and died almost
instantly. President Woodward was
shot through the liver and his intes
tines were perforated. Tucker. the
chauffeur. was shot through the body.
Following the shooting the mur
derer rushed from the bank and
tried to escape In an automobile.
which he had taken from the curb
in front of the residence of its own
er. Mrs. Walter Escott, in Louis
ville. Ky. He had forced the negro
chauffeur at the point of a pistil
to drive him to New Albany.
After the shooting at the bank the
chauffeur, paralyzed with terror and
apparently Incapable of actica. sat
still when the robber jumped Into
the car and ordeted him to speed
mp the machine. The roober then
lumped out nf the autom.<, shot
be negro In the back and ran two
locks to the Ohio river.
He seized a skiff and was on his
way to the Louisville side of th., rv
in before the frightened ci.tize'ns of
*ew Albany knew whac had haj-pen
d. An alarm was given through a
negaphone on a dredge bont aai in
L short time several policemen had
tarted In pz'suit in a fast motol
After being captured the bandit
-efused to give his name, and had
Ittle to say. He said that ho had
-en around Louisville for several
Lays. He did not know Tucker, the
iauffeur. and declared Tucker was
tot implicated in the attempt on the
A dispatch from Louisville, KY..
ays the bandit was identified as
rhomas Jefferson Hall, and according
o William L- Hall. his father, the
lesperado Is but 17 years old. The
lder Hall. who has a ;urniture store
Lt No. 802 South Preston street. in
bat city, said that young Hall was
household tyrant, and not insane
"He is simply mean.' said the fath
hr. The family is formerly of Knox
W. J. Hall detailed his son's ac
ions for the last few years. say
ng that dime novels had been the
routh's constant reading.
Among young Hall's effects was
~ound a .powerfully made cabinet.
ied and outfitted like a room. It
s believed ' hat the boy expected to
scape with his loot, crawling into
he box, which was consigned to "R.
. Smith. Knoxville. Tenn.." and es
ape as freight.
NORTH CAROLINIAN SUICIDES.
Places Gun .Againt a Stamp and
Pulls the Trigger.
A. H. Bragg. a farmer living near
Redweed. N. C.. committed suicide
. few days ago about 10 o'clock
y shooting himself dead witae shot-i
The old gentleman had been des
pondent three or four weeks and
lately showed very great signs of
ntellectual decrepitude. He went
to town several weeks ago and said
be felt that irresponsibility. The
morning of the suicide he started
~ut and told a colored man that he
wanted to borrow a gun with whid
to shoot squirrels. There the smart
ness of the determined suicide shost
ed itself. H-e had prepared a forked
stick with which to work the trig
ger and putting the gun against a
stump. pulled the trigger and blew
his head off.
He was 58 years old and had two
sons and three daughters.
Wreck Gas Plant.
A boiler at the gas plant of the
Palatka. Fla.. Gas, Light and Fuel
Company exploded Tuesday after
noon, killing two negro firemen, al
most conmpletely demolishing the
plant and causing the city to be in
darkness. Houses for blocks around~
were shaken almost off their foun
dations, and window panes nearby
were broken. The bodies of the men
were blown against some heavy
pumping machinery, one of them be
ing crushed into almost an unrecog
Gained :30 Pounds in 60 Days.
A collector for the Central of
Georgia Railway Company was tired
and worn out. Felt wretchedly
and unfit for work. Two bottles of
Johnson's Tonic made him gaIn 20
pounds in 60 days. Are you under
weight. Gm. Johnson's Tonic and
use It. I? does the w'ork.
Confederate Veteran Pae.ses.
Mior Thomas Hayes. former in
spector general of the, Con federate
army. at ene time s,-cond vice presi
dent of the Pullman Palace Car Com-'
pany. died at his home in Louisville.
K.. a few days ago, aged 72.
The census bureau at Washington
7012.317 bales. counting round
bales as half bales. had been ginned
from the growth of 1909 to Novem
her 1. as compared with 8.191,55
BOND TOO MALL
THE R13NING AWAY OF DR. BIG
HAM IS NO SURPRISE.
Some Coament on the Case That
Is Heard In the County of the
A letter from Laurens to The State
says little surprise is expressed there
that Dr. G. C. Bigham is not to be
found. When the news was received
in Laurens the general comment was,
"Well. that is just about what might
be expected. w'-n the bond was so
light; I think I'd have done the same
Underlying this sentiment is the
fact that in Laurens and Laurens
county Dr. B!i::am and his friend.
Avant, are believed to be guilty of
foul murder. There is absolutely
no sympathy for them up there; the
people believe them guilty of mur
der or not guilty. Hence, when both
the verdict of the jury and the sen
tence were known, and when the
bond was reduced from $2.500 to
$1.500 severe criticism was heard
on all sides. In the Mountville com
munity where Dr. Bigham resided
for a while, the people are almost
unanimous in their dislike for the
man. formed beflote, jlong before.
One youag man. wno knew Dr.
Bigham' very well, while In the city
of Laurens shortly after the trial.
being asked what he thought of the
man, said: "He was a rough, mean
fellow; full of braggadocio, always
talking about what he would and
ould do; he told me about buying
a special pistol to kill another fel
low with. I had very little regard
From the newspaper accounts of
.he trial .and the testimony brought
)t, surprise was caused In Laurens
Dn account of the eNtence imposed
by Judge Watts. Because the de
endants did not go on the stand
o tell the world just how this awful
mistake had occurred, as mistake
they claimed it to be. the people
Ln Laurens regard It as a fear of
being cross-ezamned and decidedly
ganst the defendants.
Dr. Bigham is a low, heavy-set
an, possibly five feet, nine Inches
n height, dark ced hair, parted in
he middle, medium low forehead.
ruddy complexion; eyes of light
brown, reddened as If by dissipation
d granulated eye lids. He is rath
!r boyish in appearance, clean shaw
mn and when his face is in repose
e appears rather a mild mannered
nan. In appearance he is rather
rounger than his age. 28 years.
Before Dr. Bigham's trial. M. L.
irtsp. his brother-in-law. who lives
it Whitmires. was one of the bonds
nen. At that time there was no
leeling on the part of the Crisp fami
y except that the shooting was a
terrible mistake; later, upon inves
tigation. the Crisps withdrew their
ppostion to'the prosecution. The
at that Mr. Crisp was on Dr. Big
m's bond was stressed by the de
tendant's attorney. However, after
the trial. Mrs. M. M. Bigham, moth
'r of the defendant, signed his
DOWNED IN SEA DISASTER~.
Io Lone Survivors of an Ocean
Tragedy ia Picked up at Sea.
Belated news of a disaster at sea
n which probably 11 lives were lcst
was brought to New York Tuesday.
ix members of the crew of barken
tine John S. Bennett bound from
ew York to Halifax. with a cargo
f coal, were drowned early Monday
orning when the vessel was sunk
In a collision off Block Island with
four-masted schooner, supposed to
be the Merrill C. Hart of Thomaston.
!:fe. The schooner also is bellieved
to have been lost with all ther crew
f five men.
Wreckage bearing the name of the
Merrill C. Hart floated ashore near
the scene of the collision, :n.dicating
that the Maine schooner played the
second part in the accident. Mea
gre details of the disaster were
brought to New York by Captain
Bullock of the schooner William
Jones. which picked up two Filipino
sailors of the Bennett. the crew of
which numbered In all eight men.
Captain Bullock said that at I
occk Monday morning as he was
passing Block Island he made out the
lights of a vessel, the captain of
which hailed him and asked for as
sistance. saying that his barkentinle
had been in collision and was sink
Bullock immediately came about
and made ready for the request, but
before a small boat could be p..
ovr the barkentine. had vanished
beneath the surface. Nearby the
searching in the small boat came
across the Filipinos clinging to a dory
and picked them up. The Filipinos
said the Merrill C. Hart sank soon
after the two vessels collided.
A TRIFLING RASCAL
Being Sought by the Wife He Base
A dispatch from Atlanta to the
Augusta Chrenicle says coming fron
Augusta wIthout a cent in search of
her husband. whom she says is witl
Barnum and Bailey's circus there
Mrs. Bessie Brooks reached thor<
on a Georgia railroad train withou1
the formality of a ticket Wednes
day. In h'er arms she carried a ba
y of a few months. She Is onl:
twenty years old and claims to hav
married at Wh;Mire. S. C.. abou
a year ago. A sbort time after th<
aby was born he left her and sh<
was told that he had joined the cir
cu. She immediatelyJ went to At
;sta in search of him. but not Sn
ing him there. she followed the cir
-u on to Atlanta.
Fie Its Ize Fifty Frw Tkefr Camp
B Them Seardy and
TOOK ALL THEIR CASH
The Bound Men After Being Rob
bed of Their Valuables, Spen
Five Hours Together After th<
Thieves Who Had Deprived Then
Bad Beat a Safe Retreat.
A dispatch from Ridgewood. N. J.
says fifty Italians employed in build
ing a trolley road from Paterson to
Sufferin were held up by a -ew band
its by night in this place, bound hand
and foot, and robbed of all their
money and jeweiry. The victims
were left lying tied in a snanty un
til morning, when one of them man
agd to free himself and inform the
police. The robbers, of whom there
were only five, got away with twenty
watches, many tria.ets, and $1,4S8.
51 in bills and small change.
Seldom has there been a robbery
in which the thieves were so tricky
or used such generalship in handling
a large body of victims. So skill
fully did they do their work that
at no time were *hey In danger of
being attacked by more than one
man. The laborers lived In a shanty
in the Bergen county cutout, an is
customary wita gangs employed on
new railways. The gang foreman
was supposed to look out for their
welfare and see that tae) were a'np
ly protected against thieves. B-it
with half a hundred mers around
him, he had no suspicion that four
r five men could get away with
Foreman Tackled First.
Therefore, he felt no fear when a
man appeared at the door of the
shanty in the night and sail he
wanted to see the boas of the gang.
The foreman went out and met the
bandits, all of whom spoke Italian.
They informed him they were gov
ernmnent officers, and that they had
been sent to arrest him for selling
iquor in the shanty without a li
ense. They led him away from the
shanty, and, keeping two pistols
aimed at his head, they bound him
hand and foot. They carried him
to a spot well away from the house
and left three men to guard him.
One 'of the bandits then went to
the shanty and called out another
of the laborers. He. too, was told
that he was arrested, led away.
bound hand and foot. and carried to
the place where the boss was lying.
The trick then was used to lead the
other workmen out of the shanty.
and, one by one, their captors bound
them safely and carried them away.
hose left inside the shanty never
missed their comrpanions, most ot
hem having prepared to go to sleep.
The ones lying bound with ropes did
ot dare make a sound, for fear the
men guarding them would shoot.
It took more than an hour for
the bandits to complete the work
of binding all the men. Then they
carried them back to the shanty in
pairs, laid them on the floor, and
went through their pockets. As each
man's money and jewelry were taken
away he was bundled into a corner.
When the bandits were sure they
ad all the money and jewelry in
the camp they warned their victims
not to make any outcry, and leisure
ly departed. It was almost midnight
before they finished their work, and
not one of the victims had attempt
ed to resist.
FIve Bours of Helpless Rage.
For five hours the workmen lay
bemoaning the loss of their money.
The cords had been tightly bound
on mnost of them, with their hands
behind their bac.ks and ropes pass
ed around their legs above and be.
low the knees. In vain they squirm
ed and wriggled, trying to free
themselves, until 5 p. in.. when one
of the men succeeded in slipping hIs
bands loose. He quickly removed
the ropes from his legs, and, disre
garding the urgent pleas of his com
panions to be freed, he fled fron3
the shanty. Hle~ran all the way t<
the home of Chief of Police Fuller
of this place, and excitedly told the
story of the hold-up.
Fuller called several patro men
and they hastened to the shanty
There they found 49 men still bound
ecurely, and quickly released them
When all the workmen were free<
they compared notes as to thei:
losses, and the polic.. were able t<
find out how much the bandits got
Good descriptions of four of the ban
dits were given to the police. bu
there was not a clew to indicate wh<
the robbers were. Information o
the hold-uip was sent to severa
near-by cities, and a search of ti<
-Italian sections was mad.e, but rn
ain. The thieves had a clear mar
gin of five hours in which to cove
heir tracks, and they used it t
Seven Victirms Recored.
Seven victims have been recover
d and it is believed the~ list of dea
will reach twelve, as the result e
a fire in the AuchinllOSS shaft C
the Delaware'. Lackawanna & We
tern Coal Company. at Naticock,
Pa. An czplosionl of gas se t fire t
the timbers of the mine.
Bailey's Comet Sighted.
H aley's Comet was observe
rom Providence. R. I.. at Ladd O!
srvatry. Brown University. by Pro
-inslow Upton. The comet. accor<
- lg to Prof. Upton. should be vis
le by telescope from now on an
w.... .' na-k.d .v. in January.
BLAMES THE WOMM
STOLE BIG SUM OF MONEY AND
PUTS UP THE EXCUSE
That He Was Made to Do it by Be
ing INaikmafled by a Bad Female
At Cincinnati. Ohio. Mrs. Jeannette
Stewart, also known as Mrs. Ford,
one of the women accused by Chas.
L. Warriner. defaulting local treasur
er of the Big Four Railroad of hav
ing shared in his speculations by
blackmaili!ng him, declared she
would tell the whole inside story of
the $&43.000 theft, when the case
came to court. Mrs. Stewart denied
she had ever received money from
The sudden breaking of her si
lence was caused according to her.
by a quarrel which she had with
another woman, who has also been
mentioned by Warriner. This quar
rel resulted in the attachment of
Mrs. Stewart's furniture. The of-'
ficers who made the attachment were
quickly followed by reporters, and
in the stress of excitemuent. Mrs.
Stewart's reserve broke down.
"I never received a cent from
Charles Warriner," she said, "and
I never gave any information to the
railroad about his shortage. It was
another woman that did it all; a
woman I thought was my friend. I
know the whole story and I will tell
it in court, too."
At present the question that is
exercising the railroad ofcials is.
What became of the $643,000 which
Warriner admi.ts having stolen?
Warriner says he lost It in stock
speculation and In satisfying the
demands of blackmailers, but that
explanation 1h not satisfactory to
Warriner says he is penniless and
his neighbors at his home in Wycm
ng. Ohio. declare that he is a sick
It Is admitted by railroad ofcers
that Warriner might have continued
his speculations indefinitely if he had
not been betrayed by a woman. so
great was his superiors' confidence
MURDERED BY SMUGGLER&
Eighteen Sailors Made Drunk and
Passengers arriving at New Or
leans on the steamer Parlaminia,
from British Honduras told of the
scuttling of the Honduras gunboat
Tatumbia and the murder of eigh
teen of her crew after she had over- 1
anled a British steamer engaged in
smuggling between Jamaica and Hon
Six days ago the Tatumbla over
hauled the smuggler fifty miles out
f Puerto Cortes and twenty of the
unboat's crew boarded the smuggler.
The smuggler crew surrendered and
the smuggler captain told Capt.
Zalella that there plenty of good
rum in her hold.
Zelella ordered a celebration. The
prisoners feigned intoxication, and
when tue gunboat's crew succumbed
o the rum they were thrown over
board. The smuggler's crew scut
tled the gunboat and then escaped.
Two of the sailors who were flung
overboard reached one of the gioat
ing lifeboats of the sunken liandu
ran vessel and reached Puerto C rtes
with ihe story of the wholesal.' mur
PELLAGRA CAUSED DEATHS.
Was at First Thought to be Ty
That hundreds of deaths which
occurred at the Confederate prison
at Andersonville. Ga., during the
summer of 1864 were not due to ty
phod fever, as then supposed, but
were caused by pellagra. was the
opinion expressed before the South
er medical convention in New Or
leans a few days ago by Dr. 3. W.
Kerr of Corsicana, Tex. Dr. Kerr.
who was surgeon at the Anderson
ville prison, described the symp
toms of the disease, which attacked
the inmates so fatally at that time.
and in nearly every particular they
were recognized as being character
istic .of pellagra. This view was
further strengthened. Dr. Kerr sala.
by the fact that musty or spoiled
corn. generally accredited by the
medical fraternItyv as being perhaps
the cause of pellagra. constituted
the main diet of the prisoners, be
cause of inability to furnish them
The consensus of opinion among
the physicians who presented papers
on the subject was that p-wllagra is
attibutable? to spoiled corn.
As a tragic culmination of martIal
Itroubles of long standing Louis W.
Lewis, white. shot and instantly kill
ed his wife at his home in Jackson
vi". Fla.. Wednesday afternoon.
then turned the revolver on himself.
)sending a bullet through his head.
causing instant death.
Negro Woman Kills Herself.
-In Savannah. Ga.. Tuesday after
Ijnoon. Evelinla .Johnson. coored, aged
fjthirty-one years. drank the contents
Iof a two-ounce bottle of carbolic
-Iacid, from the effects of which she
died in agony a short time after
Dwards. The negro woman was a
Cause of Death.
6An autopsy Wednesday at Som
-mervil!". N. J.. disclosed the fact
hat the death of Robert Simpson.
w- ho died in a trance. was due to
- upture of the aorta. Prof. Everton.
dhe hypnotist. will probably be
c,-ae with m-anslaughter.
CAN'T BE FOUND
1k. . C.Bgiazu, &&= cedfi di
to Uderas Yeg We.
HAS BROKN IS BOND
Avant, who, With Bigham, Was
Convicted of nanghter at
Georgetown Recently for Kiling
Mrs. Bighain, Gives Hinself Up,
But the Huemand is Missing.
A dispatch from Georgetown to
The News and Courier says from de
velopments within the past few days
it seems likely that Dr. G. C. Big
ham, who with W. BI Avant was con
victed at the last term of court of
manslaughter for the killing of Mrs.
Bigham on Murrel's Island. will yet
escape the penalty of three anJ a
half years' hard labor in the peni
tentiary, imposed by Judge Watts.
The notice of appeal made by the
defendant's attorney, J. W. Ragadale.
not having been filed within the ten
days allowed by law, Solicitor Wells
wired Sheriff Scurry to apprehend
the convicted parties at once, they
being out on a $1,500 bond.
On Saturday Avant, learning 4
his being wanted by the sheriff, went
to Georgetown from his home at
Harpers and surrendered himself.
He is now in the county jail.
Sheriff Scurry wired Sheriff Burch.
of Florence county, to arrest Dr.
Bigham immediately, but from Infor
nation so far received It seems that
to cannot be found. The surmise Is
hat he has led the State.
There seems to have been some
noonsistencies In the bonds requir
d by Bigham and Avant. When
he men were first arrested on the
warrants issued by the coroner, the
>onds were fixed at $500 each, be
ng later raised, at the Instanc of
he solicitor, to $2,500, under which
mount they appeared for trial.
After conviction and sentence the
nen were turned loose under a bond
>f only $1,500 each, pending the re
nit of an appeal to the supreme
urt. It is said that as Dr. Big
iam's family are well-to-do, the
'orfeiture of the bond Is of small
RECORD OEN CROP.
leport Shows that Farmers Are
That the corn crop of South Caro
ina will ezoeed last season's record
y at least 10,000,000 bushels Is the
>plnion expressed at the office of
3ommlssloner Watson in Columbia.
rhe preliminary reports received
how that already 37,000.000 bush
ls are to be obtained from the crop.
,ommissioner Watson thinks the to
,a] yield will be over 30,000,000
Last season's crop was 29,250,000
>ushels, this being an increase of
0.000,000 bushels over the previous
wo years. It is also expected that
~he present season's crop will bring
t high market price. In-.1908 the
iverage price per bushel in this State
was 91 cents.
This was higher price than In any
state except Arizona where the aver
ige was $1.05. The average price
~or the whole country was 60.6 cents
per bushel. The prices have. gradu
illy and substantially increased for
the past several years. In 1904.
for the State, the price was 70 cents;
In 1905. the market price was 74
eents; in 1906, 73 cents; 1907. 78
:ents, 1908. 91 cents.
Before the Mclver Williamson plan
was placed before the planters of this
State and the United States farm
demonstration work was begun the
yield of corn was only 17,500.000
bushels. Now the crop Is being gen
erally raised and the exhibits which
have been shown this year are very
Spartanburg City Council Took the
The Spartanburg Herald says in
revising the license ordinance Mon
day night the new city council of
that progressive city took the license
off 6t newspapers. "It was agreed
among us," said Mayor Lee, "that
newspapers are the greatest help the
city had, and that rather than be
licensed they should be given,all the
There was a license of $25 on dai
ly papers and a license of $10 on
weekly papers.- "A newspaper is not
the richest institution in the worldi
by a long shot, and the taking off
of the license may be a great help
toward a happy Christmas," was the
way a gentleman expressed It Mon
day night, says the Herald.
The newspapers were free of li
ccnse until the last city council got
hold of the license ordinance and
stuck it to them. The present coun
cil seems to be more appreciative of
the work the newspapera do in the
way of advertising the city, and in
boosting every good undertaking that
makes for the up-building of commu
Endorses Printers' label
The Farmers' Educational and Co
operative U'nion of Tennessee. in an
nual conrention at Jackson recently,
unanimously passed a resolution in
structing officers of the State union
to use the union label on all printed
Officer Kills Negro.
Because he drew a pistol whon the
officer approached to arrest him for
disorderly conduct, Joe Bostwick. a
negro, was shot and killed at Al
bany. Ga.. a few days ago by Oscar
.Walden. acting deputy sheriff.