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VOL. XXIV MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1909 NO.17
I S Ud em Tu
A "TRUST" JUDE
no Was Caned "Private Car Lur
ton," and the Sobriquet Sticks.
Sometbn About the Paspective
- Buwrk of Our 1Abeatle in Thee
.I came here to see what kind of
a reputation his neighbors give to.
Judge Horace H. Lurton. wh; has
been picked by President Taft to
socceed Justice Peckham on M4
United States supreme court." said
Gilson Gardner. in Nsshville. Tenn.,
a few days ago.
' -The rairoads and the corpO
tions of Tennessee wll be entlrely
satis&ed with Judge Lurton's appomat
mnnat.' said the frst man I asked
eHe has served them here in Tennes
we long and fathfully. and they will
be glad to wee him promoted to the
"I asked what evidence there was
of trienlinesa between Judge. Lur
ton and the railroads. 'The familiar
dsgnation. Private Car Lurton.'
the lawyer answered. 'I suppose
youve heard wbat everybody knows
throughout this section of the South
about Judge Lurtons habitua use
of private cars furnished by the rat'
roads. Vp to the paage of the
Hepburn law. Judge Lurton scarcely
oved without the private car.'
"True enough. everywbere I- went
I foond tales of Lurton's private
cars. Not for business merely did
be use them. but he gave private
Car parties. Once he took a party
of YOUng friends, men and women.
through the West. Including .visit
to the Yellowstone. On such occa
gons the ranroads Curnished not
o4ly the cars. but the chef. the pro
Vsos and all the little extras that
go to make a Junket of this sort
It should be understood that the
eupee of these cars were borne
by railroads which were. actual or
potential -litigants in his court. At
one time. I am informed. there was
a receivership which brought, the
management of a railway into Judge
Lartoa court, and the judge simp
17 indicated to the receiver his de
3OrM to have a private car. The re
cWIee naturally obeyed.
"Netbe. Judge Lwrtoc nor his
rAends ever have denied his fre
quent habitual us. of private cars.
.Nor have they tried to Justify t. I I
was tating to I grissed corporation c
lawyer who was most friendly to 1
- dou'r think that story stoold I
be brought up at this time.' said the 1
lawyer. *Judge Lurton has re
formed and seen the error of his t
ways. Why not forget the past?' 1
**3e went on to say that this- pri- I
vate car afair had already lost the 4
judge a promotion to the supreme c
"'It was President Rooseevelts a
purpose to appoint J: :ge Larton to
sneceed Justice Brown.' the lawyer
said. 'Judge Tatt who was then see
retaary of war. was pressing Lur- c
ton's name. But Roosevelt got the z
story of Judge Lurton's use of pri- i
Tate cars, and he dropped tisat name i
from hss t.
"President Tatt and Judge Lur- j
ton were on the bench together. At t
one time the court was made up of t
Taft. Liurton and Day. the latter s
being Mr. Justice Day. of the United e
States suprme court. The district r
Inctuded Michigan. Ohio, Kentucky ~
and Tepnessee- Judge Lurtn owedf
his appointment to President Cleve- a
"A leading member of the Nash- e
ille bar and himself a corporatIon i
lawyer John 3. Vertress. What be- 3
had to say of Judge Lurton takes. e
on added signtficance from the fact S
that he ts personally and profes- t
slonally the jodge's friend. c
'*In these days.' said Mr. '.'er- e
trees 'judges and lawyers are apt c
to be cilaed unde, two heads- E
those who place the emphasis on
property rights, and those who placei
the emphasis on personal rights. To
the former class belongs Judge Luar-t
The attorney went on to argun
that this position is the correct one. 1
and that stability of property ..nuld,
be made paramount. I talked with~ 1
lawyers in Cincinnati and Memphis. ;
and found nothing to contr-adice the
impression as to Lurton's corporate<
and raliway leanings. is
"'If Judge Lurton has ever de- e
cided a motioni or a case in a -way
distasteful to the Louisville and
Nashville railroad.' said a Memphi!|
attorney. *I hae'e never heard of the"
case.' and he added: 'This may
mean that the L. & N. road is al-1
uass right: but If that is whbat it ^
means it 1s singular to say the
"Judge Lurton's pro-railroad anda
pro-corporation record covers a pe-1
riod of about 30 years. It began1
when the arm was Lurton & Smith.1
and he was local attorney for the
L. A N. It is made up on many
learned decisions. well written and
fully 'buttress'ed' by boary p'rece
dent. and all tending to the weaken
ing of personal and the strengthen
Ing of property rights. They have
contributed to the defeat of persona!
injury claims againlst railroads and
to the breaking down of federal and
State regulation of corporations.
"And tO this end Judge Lurton
has worked with abilty. He is a
scholarly man of !ndustrious habits
and no small vices
-He can write an unsounld oin
Ion.' said one lawyer. 'andl make It
e-' ondlike music on the water.'
CHMG OF POUCY
soUTHERS NEGRO OFFICE-HOLD
ERS SLATED TO GO.
Pmeden Taft to Appotat Negrocs
to 0fce In the Norula. Itea0ud oC
in the South.
"That President Taft Is going to
appoint Northern negroes to oSce
rather than Southern ones Is the In
formation which has been pretty
thoroughly discussed among the poll
ticians of Washinton and elsewhere
since Booker Washington was there
last week. says the Washington
correspondent - of' The News aud
As the result of this policy it is
eopected that the negroes in the
South who are holding tmportant
oeces wilL as their terms expire.
be displaced for the most part by
whites, and In turn recognition will
be given to colored men In the North.
The list of colored men holding Im
portant omces In the South under the
federal government includes the fol
Robert Smalls. collector of Cu.
toms at BeMufort. S. C.; Henry A.
Rocker. collector of Internal reve
nue at Atlanta. Ga.; Joseph Lee.
collector of internal revenae at Jack
sonvile. 1-a.; Nathan H. Aleisader.
register of the land omeo at Mont
gomery. Ala.; Thomas V. WCAn t.
recevtrer of puhic moneye at Jack
son. Miss.; Walter L. Cohen. regie
ter of the land oce at New Or
leans; Alexander B. Kennedy. receiv
er of public moneys at New Orea
John E. Bush. receiver ot public
oneys at Uile Rock.
The coirse the President will take
In the matter of appointing colored
men Is 11'ely to be Illustrated in the
selection -f a successor to W. T.
Vernon. register of the treasury.
ooker T. Washingson and other
olored leaders have given their sup- I
ort to J. C. Naples. of Nashville. 4
or the place, but it appears that the 1
Presvdent will probably select a col- 1
red man from the North.
Washington was in Washington a I
er days ago. and It Is said that he
protested when he learned that j
ether Vernon nor Ralph Tyler. the
atter as auditor for the navy de
martment. were to be ousted. Neith- I
r of these pull with Washington. (
SIXTY KILEn LAST YEAB.
bElroods Submit epor to Rall
Sit-qeven people were tilled and
38 inJued on the rlmroads of the
ate during the past Gscal year. nc
ording to the annual report of the a
.wenty-Se companes received by
be railroad commission. It Is shown
n the last annual report of the-com
ission that 57 were tiled and 1.-j
>87 afured. It sill be seen that
he number alled on the rairoads j
a been Increased by ten, while thej
omber of Injured was less by se?- j,
ral hundred. The fiscal year ended j,
'June 30. The commission is now
ompiing tiN' statistical part of its
Hope et linding the five "Jackles'' s
the gunboat htartetta ofi Port Li
ion who were driven to see In a
elpless whaleboat on Friday night. j
as been abamoed. * 0
,orton was eloqu'ently silent. That
remembered by lawyers as the
lie he overruled the United Statesic
upremne court. The facts . were j
bes- One Kelly had sued a rail-I t
sod for damages to compensate fo! c
eroonal injuries resulting from toe a
alure of the road to furnish sitfety 1
pplanes required by -the so-caUed la
oupler law. Juidge Lurton protect- a
the railroad by reading Into the a
aw the necessity for due dilience. p
itantimne the same sort of case o
rent from Arkansas to the Unit"! p
tates supremeo court and the latter a
ody knocked out the *doe diligence' t
oflene. elly applied to Lurton a
or rehearing. 'DenIed.' ruled the e
oart. 'No opinion.' that was all. I,
1nce then the supreme court has o
stervened and taken the Kelly case t:
rom ljurtons court.r
"Judge Lurton. as a member of c
he United States circuit court of
ppeals, found technical grounds for t
eclaring the employers' liability act
inconsitutlonal. In the applica
Ion of J. K. Keen for an injunction
.ganst voting certain railway stocks.I
udge Iburton found the Sherman
nat-trust law not to be binding up- f,
him or his railroads, much to the
atisfaction of E. H. Harriman. whose
onsolidation program wa.s thus made
-As far back as the early '70sa
udge Lurton was known as a par
Isan of the corporations as agaInst
he people. defending the claims of:
rnpke and early railway compantes c
o the subsidies voted them by thec
tate before the war.
It is recalled that when he was
, member of the chancellors court he I
cad a paper before the Bar associa- c
:on arguing the entire suniciency of
be courts to curb trusts mnonopo- I
les, and depreciating legislation of
"Another paper war- read a few1
rears ago is devoted to an elaborate
lefense of corporations generally.
"Judge Lurton was born in Clarkcs
Ile. Ky.. but w-as brought, as a
boy, to Tennessee. He, graduated
rrom the Lebanon School of Law.
the oldest institution of its sort in
Tennessee. After about four years
s judge of the chancellors court be
was elected to the State supreme
court bench, where he served ten
years. He was appointd to the fed
eral court in 1R93. His reIdence- i
in Nasbxlie. IIe- bas tw.o chidren.
both gro'ri. and liv1ng awy
A FISHY YARN
coc me u STORY
Two Mfen Ge the Now York
Times Statements That They Were
Bribed by the ExpOftr to Help
M IFt rp Ita to fol the
The New York Times prints the
remarkable narrative of two men.
made under oath. declaring that they
were employed by Dr. Frederick A.
Cook to fabricate astronomical and
other observations for submission to
the UaversIty of Copenhages, which
is abont to pass upon Dr. Cook's
assertion that he discovent4 the
North Pole on April 21. f90& These
men are George H. Dunkle, an insur
ance broker, of 31 Nasau street.
New York. and Capt. August Wedel
Loose. a sea captain. of 437 Thir
teenth street. Brooklyn-. For their
labom they were to have received
jointly from Dr. Cook 14.000 with
an a4ditlonal bonus of 1500 to Capt.
Loose upon the aeptance of the
roeords by the Unlversity of Copen
ag. They say that Dr. Cook had
paid them only $200 when he de
appeared on the eve of the dispater
of his "records" to Copenhagen two
weeks ago and his faiUre to py the
mu rematning due them they freely
acknowledge to be thdr motte for
oming forward with the story.
Accomptying thee narratvee will
appear Copies of the aSdarts of
Capt. Loose and Dunkle amrming
their accurecy. facsmIle of Dr.
ook's Instructions to Capt. Loose,
in Cook'. handwriting. In pousesion
>f The 'Times and the andavita of
apt. Loose swearing to the accuracy
It the same. The translation of this
emoranda by Dr. Cook is as fol
"Svarteiaag. tat March 17-18;
"March 30-Oberrations latitude
ind longitude; dally observains to
The Times also prints the follow
ng list under the bea4ing. 'What
Japt. Loose Says lie Supplied to Dr.
1. Twenty-four altitudes for lati
2. One chart ering route from
h-artevaag to the Pole, with all of
r. Cook's assumed positious marked
3. Complete observations for time
ad chronometer rate, as they mLght
vae been taken by stars at Anoratok
zd Svartevaag. probably 30 in all.
4. Diagram for compass error and
orrection at diferent potnts.
5. Calculations for longitude. abont
6. SIxteen obsercatlons as they
ould have been taken at the Northb
wIe, in two sets, eight with depres
Ion of Pole considered and eight
Ith depression Ignored.
7. Bowditch's complete national
S. Anansen's table. for correction
altitudes of heavenly bodies.
S. American nantical almanac for
10. Lloyd's calendar of 1908.
11. Three admirality charts. co- 1
rng Smith sound and the polar
egios. Nos. 269, 274 and 275.
12. One B1is almanac of 1908.
13. One Negus almanac. 1907-.
The Times has followed the steps
krlbed by these two men and
as i-eriSle! their goings and comn
ags, their purcbases of books and
harts and the feet of their inti
mat reiatiuon 'with Dr. Cook.
ybether the "observations~ caten
hted by Capt. Loose and supplied
o he allege's. to Dr. Cook, w-ere
dopted by the latter and mad. a
art of hi. report to the University
f Copenhagen. It Is. of course, im
ossie to say. without a comparl
on of Capt. Loose's narrative with
bat report. The Times has comn
uniated to the tUniverstty of Cop.
hagen the main facts of Capt.
.oses story and Mir. Dunkie's and
iered to supply to the university
be corroborative documents it has
eceived from these two men. One
f these purports to be Dr. Cook's
memorandum directing the prepara- -
kn of observations from Srarteraag
1 the way to the pole.
In the narrative of Capt. Loose
ie frankly expresses his Ocorn of
)t. Cook's claims, laughs at his in
crance of the simples'. essentials
or accurate observations in the Arc
ic regions and describes at length
Lo. working backward from the
ole. he calculated observations that
rould fit in with Cook's na.rative
ad coached him on the necessary
nodisotons of the latter. As. for
xample. that he mnust be sure :o
ecord that he rose before 4:15'
cck on a certain morning. be
ause It was at that hour that a cer
.an star. montioned in one ofI
.ose's calculations, would be visi-1
>!e. Mr. Dunkle decribes the In
eption of the enterprise: how from
lewspaprs they gathered that Dr.
"'ook was in deep water and in
erred that he would be glad to pay
'or help: bow Dunkie got John R.
3rad!ey. Cook's backer. to introdee
um: how the subect was !cd uip to
ettcately and the bargain finally
truck and carried out, and how.
it last. Dr. Cook disappeared. after
iceptng their work and paying only
PZ3 for it.
Both Capt. Loose and Mr. Dunkle:
.el! of a visit to the shop of John;
:;!es & Co.. at 128 Pront street, a
few days ater the captain's talk
ith the explorer at the Waldorf and
f purchasing for Dr. Cook various
nautai and astronomical works.
Al"des three charts of Smith sound
charts. told - reporter of The Time
that he recAlId the visit and that
the purchases were made as desr. ib
ed. The charts so.d. Mr. Flight sa4.
were numbered 2C0. 274 and 25.
and recalle4 aing asked him when
the charts were butiht If the t.4p
tain intended going to the North
"And from what I have known
of the captal's experience as a
navigator and his acquaintance with
everything peraining to observa
t1ons." said Mr. Flight. "I would
bet that If any one could ftd his
way to the pole. Capt. Loose is that
Capt. Loose. in his statement, says
be stayed at the Gramatan botel
from November 16 to November 19.
working out observations tor DI.
Cook. and that be and the doctor
had frequent conferences. Mr. Dun
kle went with him on November 16.
leavIng the next day. He and the
captain had connecting rooms. Nos.
126 and 128. Mr. Dunkle regis-jt
tered for them. The hotel register
showi the arrival on November 26
of George L Dunkle and "AdrewC
H. Lewis-' the ficUtlons name agreed4
upon for Capt. Loose. They were
assigned to rooms 126 and 12S.
Capt. Loose says he remained so
cluded in his room during his star
at the hotel so as to run no chance
of having the doctor found out. All
the time he worked hard on polar I
calculations, giving them to Dr. Cook j
as they were completed.
On the las= day of his stay at the C
hotel. Capt. Loose says he gave Dr.
Cook the final set of obsereatSons he
had made for him and the doctor
thanked him profusely. declaring|
that he now telt conatdent that hia 0
records would be acco.$ed at Cogen
Capt. Lose was born at Beigon
Norway, on March 17, 186. and in
hi. younger days worked as an a&
sistant to his fther, who has Long r
been connected with the coast sur
vey of Norway. Capt. Loose stud- 0
ied at the Navigation college of Be
gen and was graduated In 1841 with
highest honors. He has been in com- 0
mend of many sea going vesels. A
Lewis Nizon. the ship builder, who ,
vouches for Capt. Loose's compe
tence as a navigator. put the cap
aIn In command of the torpedo boat 1
Gregory. built for the Russian gov
brnment, when It was taken from o
the ship yards In. these waters across
the oceant. Mr. Nbwon declares that 1
Capt. Loose Ls -n his estimate, one
,f the "most: competont. eScient to
md acenrate of navigators." &
BACK TO EUROPE.
rbo tsual CbrLstmas Bush Co the of
A dispatch from St. John. N. R..
as the eristing state of prosperity e
broughout Canada is redected In
be unprecedented rush of passeng
ors to Eurpoe to spent the Christmas a
lotidays. Never before have the b
teamship bookings been so heavy D
t this time of the year. The Allan n
iner Victorian. which sailed a few 5
lays ago, carried her full comple
neut of passengers. and the same is
re of the C. P. R. steamship Lake
fanitoba, which will depar-t for the P~
ther side soon.e
The majority of those goin1; to, Ci
he holidays will remaIn until spring tb
liany of them are persons well to ~
o. who are in the habit of going '
o Enrope every years or so. Count- a
ess others, how-ever, are of the work- tb
ng classes and have put by enough
avings the past year. to enable them o
o enjoy a holiday in the old coun
ry and to take back substantial pres
nts to the folks at home. Under hi
pesent conditions they do not hesS- tb
ate to give up their employment i
0? three or four months. feeling ~
:onident that they will- have noC
liculty in getting work upon ther ac
et'urn in the spring. * ~
STOPS TBI% T BATHE.
oger Disregarded Schedule on Hat- P
A dispatch from El Paso. Tez.. b
Iays Fritzi Schefe stopped one of
irs. E. a. Harriman's passenger
rains in the heart of the Arizona
lessert while She took a bath. The
raIn was runnIng fast and rocking de
Sgood deal. so thatwhen Miss Scheff tb
ttempted to take her morning ablo- in
lonz the water insisted on hittIng the of
elling of her private car. This was 3'
oo much. The conductor was no- er
ined and stopped his train on the of
hrst sidIng, which happened to be
tein's Pass. He telegraphed to the p<
lispatcher that he would hav-e to is
ave new running orders, as Miss
;chef insisted on remaining there 6:
mntIR her bath was finished. The or- G.
ler was complied with, as Miss A
scheff wa~s payiug for the train. 1.
FATAL SHBOOTINGO SCRAPE~. T
L Lawyer .hoots Down Town Mar
shal of By~ron, Ga.
At Byron. Ga.. on Wednesday C.
3. Blateman. town marshal, was fa- 7:
~ally Injured biy A. T. Harper. a
awyer, in a duel with pistols on the
ri'ncipal street of the town. Bat+-I c<
nan charged that Harper bad d-c
~troyed the happiness of his bomer
mnd attacked the latter w1i a bcav-.- G
eraiking cano. Harper pul!ed his tc
pistoi and fired Eve shots, two of' st
which took effect. Batemau dv.w p:
bis pistol a, be fell ..d tire~d upon a
Rarper. but Harper was not lnjuir- ri
ed. Batman was rnshed to a Ma
con hosp:tal, where the statema't
w'as given out that his injuries we :a
Historic Tree Feiled. j
The historic Washing-on oak tree
at Bloom feld. N. J.. under which it
Gen. Washington and his statf held f
a council of w ar on their way to h.
Morristown. has been foled and is it
being cut up~ into fir' wood. Tha F
ioca! itbuthote found it impssile
to save the tree af ter !t b-id ,e::
C01TON MOUNTS UPWARD
GOVERNMENT CROP REPORT
SEND)S PRICES SOARING.
Estimata That Crop Weuld Barely
Pass Ten Million Bales Chas
Semsational Scenes on Exchage.
Not since the Sully boom of 1994
has the New York Cotton Eichange
witnessed a more sensational scene
:r a more spectacular rise 12 prices
than occurred "riday with the an
aouncement of the government crop
-eport. With the gahleries erowded
with visitors from the South. aur
nented by friends and relatves of
>perators and other interested spec
ators. the market soared to a nec
ugh record for the season with gains
ot more than 32 a baile over Thurs
Lay. Both the May and July options
ouched the high mark of 159.0.
>oth gaining approximately 42 points
ver Thursday's closing.
Bull brokers prevented a more vio
ent advance. as they had distribut
d heavy selling orders every dve
otnts up from 15.55 for May and
uly. They sold enormously. supply
3g the demand of shorts and also
he inrush of buying orders from
Vall street. Chicago and Southern
perators and the local and New
lngland dry goods Interests. The
tarket continued in an escited state z
p to the close, with stimates that I
ve hundred thousand bales bad
hanged hands, In the last hour.
[ay closed at 16.57 and July at
It was 2 o'clock when the news
,ached New York from Washington
Lat the government estimate was
mly 10.088.000 bales, the smallet
op since 1903. Immediately there
as a tremendous rush of buying.
rders poured In f-rm the world over
ad prices lumped from 20 to 30 *
ints on the Bft transactons. Last b
ades made just before the report d
as announced were on the basis of t
5.50 for May delivery; the next b
Ies were made at 13.70. an advance
*1 a bale. This was follewed by b
emendous trading both ways, and
r rapid Uuctustios. A bruk to e
i.65 followed. then came the rise
i 15.80. July cotton flotuated
ong the same lines, _while Ma
ached 15.60 as its high po'at and c
sed at' 15.40. d
The government estimate Is about a
0.000 bales below the prediction b
the most sanguine of the bulls
4 the action of the market natur
I- followed. Sixteen-cent cottorn.
much talked about. was not realiz- e
. but the market came near it. u
It now remains to be determined el
bethe the Pederal estimates have !
kder-estimated the yields. as has ZE
en the case 'or the past ten years.
Iring that time the crop has been
ider-estimated each year at from
H.0ioo to 600.000 bls
New Orleans Market. i
At New Orleans, following the f
~sting of the cotton crop report
timate of 10.08S.000 bales on the it
>tton Exchange Priday afternoon, ti
e future market took a jump which t<
nj.ed from 25 to 40 poInts. May t2
tron we~nt i~ sixteen cents, es- "
bl'shinz a new high record4 fo LI
a' season. The estimate was about te
0.(00 bales below the prediction e.
the most sanguine bulls. o
Anticipating a bullish estimate.
e trade started the market toward o0
gher levela several days ago, and c:
e May option Priday sold at 15.54. t2
points above the high pri.ce of O
e day before. Yet. ?t was even
en far below the level which was
corded it Friday. when it broke a!! 0
cords for the season by .joing to6
A majority of thet operators had
en trading on the belief that
-iday's estimates would be~ bewe ti
'.300.000 and 10.600.00?0 bales. ti
hen an estImate of 10.088.000) a
les wa put out, a small panic en. I
ed and the market went up with a e
The Crop E~e.
The crop reporting board of the
par-tment of agriculture estimatesb
at the total production of cottoo
the United States for the season
1909-10 wIll amount to 4.826.-a
E4.000 pounds (not including lint
s). equivalent to 10.088.000 bales
500 pounds gross weight.
The estimated production in 50)0- t
mund gross weight bales by States
VIrginia. 10.000; North Caol0a
5.000; South Carolina. 1.005.00)0:
morsia. 1.800.000: Plo.,da. 5.000:
Labama. 1.020.000:; Mississippl.
021.000: Louisiana. 280.000; Tex
.2.570.000): Arkansas. 715.000;
unnessee. 240,000; MissourI. 49.- 8
10: Oklahoma. 617,000J; Unied1
Maya Keeps~ His People Ignoeant. a
A dispatch :rom Panama says t<
msengers from Nlcaragua state the A
ople in the republic are kept inr
norance of the happenings In thisa
untry. beccauseo of Zelaya's strict Id
*sorship. Honduras' president isT
ported to be an ally of Zelaya. b
,neral Toledo Is besieged at Grey- a
wn and suzrrounded lay land and 1;
a by the insurgents. Foreign nirs a
tpers are not allowed to enter NIe- a
-agua. The~ sit~a!lon in the~ inte-.
or is dseae
Paint Cautght Fire.
Had it not been for the presence
mind and bravery of her colored t
rran'. Mrs. George Freeland. of r
biester. would have~ been burned toj t
~ath on Wedne~sday.. Whtie paint
g one of the hearths, in her bomne.1
hapatent pr':. Which taust
tvae bad some combhustihbe mtter It
1t. the paint ignited and set. Mrs.
re'laud on fire. Th~s tshoid bev
warnig to our hoske who
ay toetime s uwe eome. of h
Negro Shpy Two WoMa and Fdally
AXE THE WEAPON USED
mrs. EWza Gibble and Mrs. Caerie
Ohlander. Who Was Cr0afly
Assaulted Before Being Killed.
ad Mrs. Mago Huntev, lictims
of Teerible Tragedy in SavuSnah.
Victims of a revolting cr!me. Mrs.
Eliza GriblAe. aged 70 years. and her
aughter. Mrs. Carrie Ohlander. were
ound dead i theIr home. No. 401
Perry s:ret. West. in Savannah, Ga..
Friday. whIle a third woman. Mrs.
Kaggie Hunter, aged 32. fonnd Just
nside th- front door of the house.
s at the Savannah hospital dying.
Physicians state that Mrs. Ohland
was the victim of a criminal as
au)t just before she was killed.
One hundred and ffty negro men.
aught in the meshes of the police
rag Det through Yamacraw. the
egro section of: the city. are priso-.
ern In the poUce station, the theory
to the police being that a negro
man, having planned an assault upon
Irs. Oblander. was compelled to
omut the other crimes in order to
Other arrests will be made until
very ngro In the city who In any
ray resembles the description of a
egro who during three days had
een frequently about the premisesa
f the house of the murders is a
The police believe that this nero,
sing an axe taken from the wood- c
hed in the rear of the Gribble home. '
eat Mrs. oribble to death. struck
own Mrs. Hunter and after assault
xg Mrs. Oblander in the wide, long
all way, where the bodies were
und. finished bis terrible work by E
ating In her skul with the weaPOL i
Mrs. Gribble evidently was attack- t
I from tehind. a she st In an easy 0
Uair reading. On the floor, beside s
er body, were found the newspaper
is was reading and her spectacles.
ne. or poesibly two, blows were
ealt her. Her grey hair, blood I
atted. shows the imprint of the
Then the murder stealthily ' ap
oaching aged Mrs. Gribble. killed
r. It is believed that Mrs. Ohland
- was attacked as she left her room
enter the hal way. was assault
I and klled. Mrs. Hunter's skull
as crushed in and her death Is a a
atter of but a few hours.
The motley hord of prisoners are
et and frightened in the police ~
aton and ll. It is believed that
the negro sospeced of the crim,-e
caught he can be quickly identi
Bloodhounds have been at workd
an effort to take the trail from
ec woodshed where the axe was
lund by the murderer. . but a-s
e house of mureders is almost
Ithin the heart of the city ad or.
e murders were probably comm!-- s
d several hours before' the discor - b
y of the bodies, the dogs will be
Mayor Tiedeman. of Savannah. har.
Tered a reward of $l.000 for the
Lpture with evidence to convict of
e slayer of Mrs. Gribble and Mr.
blander, and the assailant of Mrs.
agge Hunter, who was not ident 1
4d for hours after the discovery
the murders. r1
It IS now almost certainly known I l
at a negro. the negro who was 3: f:1
st suspected is the guilty man. e
.wons have been found who state d
iat this negro was seen enterint ti
e Gribble house a'ith the fatal
te In his band. and was seen clo-.- t.
g the shutters to the windows of si
ie house, and to leave the premir- Ii
. all at the hour when it is be- a
red the murders were committed. 'I
This negro-s descrIptIon has been t:
inted on handbills and scattered s<
~oadcast over the city and county. F
ith tho reward offered, and all ti
arby towns have been notified an i
e on the lookout. Police ot~eers
automobiles have covered all the~
tsds for miles surrounding the city,
bile posses on foot have scoured ,.
e places where automobiles could r
t go. The house-to-house search a
negro homes continues. It seems
srdly possible that the egro can e
g remain at large. * F
BOY STRANGLED TO DEKATH.
prtanburg Lad Accidentally Hang, t
Him.,elf In Rath Room.
William Pendleton, aged 9 yearI
son of the Rev. W. H. K. Pendlv
n. rector of the Church of the
dvent, was found dead in the bath
om at his home a few moruings.
;o in Spartanburg. S. C. He evi-j
enty had been dead for some tie a
he boy went into the bath room t a
rush his ha!r. mounted a chair.
'hich tilted and his shirt waist co!- S
ir caught on a hook en the dioor
d e strangled *o death befor.'
5sisance could rce him. Hie wat
,und by the Japanese Fr.-rant who C
,'nd him hangIng with his back
the wall, andI his feet about twoi t
ehes above the floor. Mir. and Mr,
endrnton were in the city at tb.:.
me doing their Christmas shop- H
lg and had purchased pretens for e
Women Carry PlisI.
Women of' Aurora. TP... who havc
> o on the streets aI-er dark with
t scorts, are carrying sma',1 re -
olvers tucked in mnutis as a mesans
Sprotecton2 against the myste'rious I
GAS TANK XPLODES
DEALING DEATH AND DESTRUC
TION TO XANY PEOPLE.
Large Number of Workmen. Blown
HWgh in the Air. Disppear in
Columns of Flame.
A dispotch from Hamburg. Ger
many. says the explosion of two gas
tanks -n the so-called "Klein's
Grasbrook.' on the Elbe front
Wednesday afternoon was fosowed
by an extensive fire and the sos of
many lives. The explosion was due
to a leak in a new gasometer. The
escaping gas entered the retoit
house. where it came in contact with
the fires, causing a terrific explo
sion. A large number of workmen
were engaged in rebuild.ing and en
larging the plant. Twenty-five of
the men were employed near thejI
gaome:er. They disappeared in a
mass of tames which shot up to a
Firemen with apparatus appeared
quickly on the scene but they were C
unable to approach in zarge force, e
Dwing to the Isolated situation of e
ghe establishment. Up to a late
our 10 men are reported dead and I
17 missing. It Is almost certain d
at all of these are dead. Forty
nen were dangerously injured. of
whom several can not recover..
The are gained rapid headway. 0
and threatened the old gasometer, *
>ontaning 50.000 cubic metros. o
utense was the heat and so danger t
>us their position. the Bremen were t
ompelled to withdraw to a @aft die- 1
ance. A terrike explosion noon oc- t
urred and the tower became a mass
>f fame, which Ueaped hundreds P
>f feet In the air, sending frag
nents of glowing coke far and wide n
over the city and harbor. o
After strenuous efforts, the fire t]
ras got under control and the res- V<
e work was carried on vigorously. t]
'here is little hope of finding the e
oodies of the missing If they have N
>een killed. as they undoubtedly a
tve teen incinerated. It
The new gasometer which explod- al
d was the largest in the world. bar- s
mg a capacity of 200,000 cubic me- fi
re. The city appropriated 14.000.- b<
00 marks ($3,500.000) for Its con- :
FOOLJULLKR NEED. in
le Should (adrher In These Two E
Fellows or Quit. C2
One of the most un!que pair of s
lobe trotters that have yet come
nder public notice wil! soon be e'
een In America. having engaged It
assage on a ship sailing for New di
'ork from England next week. They In
re two Italians and they are travel- st
ig around the world in a barrel. D
Their names are Vicinello Eugene fa
ad Zanadi Attilius, and for a wager b4
f $7000 they are endeavoring to m
reie the gbobe It a barrel three. pm
ards long and about four feet in fr
iameter. They take turns. one H
ian rolling the barrel whle the 34
her sits inside. The conditions are
lt they must get their food and at
loting by selling postcards in the a
>wns thumugh which they pass. The rsi
ben say they began their journey K
SVienna inst June. The t!me t. lse
e occupied in the attempt 12
ope Claisiing ro be Man and Wifeti
a Wdd~edAgi n- e
Gaffucy had a novelty In the mar- 0
Irkey. of Gastonia. and Mr. Jab.
aer. of M.ooresville'. N. C.. alight- a'
from the train at Gaffney Sun- e:
ay morning and announced that 01
icy had just been made0 man and
-if"; but shortly after their arrival W
s- chief of police rreceive-d a met- av
agi from the parents of the young A
idy to the effect that the couple f8
-ere not married and to arrest them. ~
he lady informed the of~eers tnt to
sey could be married again anl
curing the serices of Mir. HI. Mt. sp
obbins. notary public, were soo2 hi
ed up tight and fast.
Refused to be Hazed.s
W\hen several telegraph messens- ed
boys gathered around Ralph Hea.!- w
rson, aged 15. a new recruit to their or
inks in front of the Atlanta Ter- th
inal station late Wednesday ute- be~
aratory to "1nitiating" him he tur:- fo
d on them with an open knif.'. et
.alph Bluie, aged 15. was stabbedI w,
y young Henderson through the ce
*ft lung, probably fatally. Hender- d<
n Is held !r. the city jail pendina d<
i result of Buice's injuries. h<
Fatal Snow Storn- s
Blnding clouds of snow. accom- tb
anled by lower temperature and 'l
5 mIles an hour wind, swept ove:- l
hicago and the surrounding ter- 1W
itory Wednesday. bringing death to a
aree persons. One of the victims. of
laborer, was found dead from cold 01
nd eposure. The other two wemriz
!road switchmen. who. blinded b:y pc
now, were run over by engines. be
The litte daughter of Mr. and Mrs b<
rover Godlfor. who l!ve about ten f
t:lis from Gagney. was fatally i-urn- ig
d on Wedne-sday. The mother was m
t e barn milkIng. leaving the !!?.- k:
l twoyear-old gir! and her broth
r who was~ 3. In the house. The.
lohng; of the gIrl caught nyre and
ras burned entirely og before the
nother could roach her.w
Womani Burglar. N
Dcc:arn; the ioss of her :pation I:
ore-r-d he: to bc-comne a burgiar. Mary H
r.4:l.a stono.graphe:. was arrested at
,s Angcles. Cat.. Tuesday morning.
A Agdeorgiaciies eaten to
De by Thn
NEAR HIS STORE DOOR
ust Before Dying, Not Being Able
to Speak. the Murdered Man Wrote
on a Salp of Paper That a Negro
by the Name of Jule Dogett ft
The Augusta Chronicle says the
nrder of Mr. Zachary Kendrick.
rho lived about twenty-one miles
rom Augusta, last Wednesday night,
mns one of the most burtal that ever
ook place in that section jf the
ounty. He was seventy-eight. years
if age. Without having a known
nemy this old gentleman, a vet
ran of many battles in the Civil
Var. lived a quiet ife with his fami
Y. operating a country store In ad
tition to his farm.
His store was about 150 yards
rom his residence and was on the
oadside, whilk his residence was
2 from the road. As is common
mong merchants in the country.
rhere the trade Is not large enough
) employ some one in the tore all
e time, a discarded plow was hung
p by a wire near the store and the
eating on the plow with another
'on Instrument, notined the pro
riator that a customer awaited.
While at supper Wednsay
ght Mr. Kendrick heard beating
n the plow and when he fnished
ie meal went, store key in hand.
> ascertain what was wanted. As
le aged man was In the act of
tering his place of business he
as struck with a piece of wood,
terrible blow on the head, caus
ig him to sink to the Soor of his
are piazza. His asasin with-some
arp Instrument. beat him on the
6ce and head, cutting a large gash
tween his eyes, one on his upper
p. and other places on his head.
r. Kendrick was rendered unooc
ous and probably would have died
the position In which he was left
his murderer, but a neighbor. Mr.
lis Lewis, hearing the noise made
r the plow. finished his supper and
.sually strolled to the Kendrick
ore to buy a piece of tobacco.
As be approached the place he not.
I that there was an ominous si
nee about the store. In the Ken
-ck residence, which. ..d stated.
only a short distance from the
ore. a light was shining brightly.
wn the road .near the store the
at retreating form of a human
1ng was seen by Mr. Lewis. The
urderer had seen some one ap
osehng and was getting away
om the scene as fast as possible.
Is e' Ident intention of robbing the
ed man had failed.
Mr. Lewis walked on to the store
id as he climbed the steps he saw
key in the lock unturned, a bloody
ek near and the body of Mr.
ndrick lylng on the floor uncon
ous in a pool of blood.
Horr!Sied at first, but realizing the
rful condition of affairs and the
aessty of Immediate action. Mr.
swis allowed the fleeing form to
>on his way nmolested for the
ne and in as tender manner as
eible he lifted the prostrate. blood~
drenched and almost lifeless form
his neighbor and friend and tooic
to his home where his family
as waiting for him entirely un
are of a tragedy which had ber.
acted only a few yards fro mtheir
The neighborhood was aroused.
Iling fiends volunteered their
rvices. One went five miles to
aplng for Dr. J. L.. Weeks, the
mily phyuician. while many oth.-r
lig hands did all in their power
resuscitate the thea dying man.
The news of the terrible affair
read aimost by magic. Neighbors
ired to the Kendrick home.
About two hcurs after sustaining
e injury Mr. Kendrick became con
ious. His terrible wound prohibit
his telling of the ordeal through
ich he had passed. He -coud
ly look with a mute appettl upo'a
ose who were gathered about his
dside. Into the tearful eyes of his
nd daughter and the anxious8 yet
rged faces of his neighbors, who
ere very solicitous regarding his
ndton yet who were bent on the
-struction of the beast who had
alt the cruel blows upon his hoary
Finally midnight came and as the
fferer lay upon his bed and felt
at the e-nd was drawing near he
otioned for a pencil and paper.
ecould not speak, although Dr.
eeks was administering as best
physician's skill could to the wants
the dying man. Raising himself
the bed, Mr. Kendrick wrote, or
ther scribbled on a pilce of pa
n --Jule Daggett hit me.'' He sank
k exhausted. Within two min
es his heart had ceased to beat.
Mr. Sam Hardy. one of the neigh
>rs, went to~ the home of Daggett'
ter and there arrested Julius Dag
,tt. The elder Daggett professed
uch surprise at Mr. Kendrick being
ed. but rhe allegod murderer Is
aintaining a sullen silence.
A mob of several hudred cizers5
ut to Dublin. Ga.. Wc.ncaday eve
n determined to lynch Hansom
ewome. a negro. who was placedi
the county ja!! last week. charged
th criminal assault upon a white
oman. Tt.' sheriff. however. had
nicipated the mob and Snturday
ght remcoved Newcome to the :a!:
- : ocainecorK