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VOT, 'XIV MIANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1910 NO.22
A FOUL CRE
Lrdereiby a F
Marged th the Crime. After Bar
I,. Attempted to Commit sicido.
Wrote Note to His Wife lacaying
is Guilt and to PoDIee 1mIg
Miss Sarah 0. Breymere. aged 26
years. a pretty and cultured goveen
ess at the summer home of Mr. and
Mrs. Barnes Compton. at Mibroo).
Dutchess County. N. I.. %as ftund
in her bed early Thursday morning
strangled to death. Frank Scher
merhorn. aged 26. employed as
coachman on the Compton place.
vas taken to Miibrook. charged with
the murder. Late Thursday after
noon he made an unsuccessful at
tempt at suicide, cutting his throat
with a razor.
About 3 o'clock Thursday m1ma
iug Mary Fenne. a maid in the
Compton house, was awakened by a
noise and says she saw a mau's form
disappear out of the corridor. She
ran to awaken the governess, and
not receiving any reply, entered Miss
Breymere's room. The governess
was found lying In bed, her face
black and-fnger prints on her throat.
Life was extinct.
On a cot in the room was little
Poy Compton. aged three yearm
r, nrme. The maid quickly sum
moned the coachman and when he
ardved the sherl! and Polce of
Milibrook were notiied.
The omeers question the maids
and servants and the coachman.
Frank Schermerborn. They found
that Miss Breymere's hands had been
tied, the big chest containing the
mIverware had been forced and sev
eral of the rooms were In .disorder.
making it appear as though the
t 4edy had been part of a burglary.
Chief of Police Charles J. M
Cabe went to the coachman's house
-te Thursday afternoon to further
question him, and not receiving any
answer to his summons, went up In
to the oaamnn's bed room. The
oom was dark, and on.throwing
open the blinds, the chief's atten
tion was attracted by a trickling
sound under the bed Investigation
revealed Sebermerhorn lying under
the bed with his throat cut and blood
dripping In, a pool on the floor.
Schermerborn was taken into cus
tody. On the table in his room the
chief found a note, which read:
--My Dear ife: I am not guilty.
SchermerhOrn, although very
wet, said that he stood watMchn
under a window of the Compton
mansion while Shtiro Chubh, the
Japanese butler, committed the deed
This statement the police discred
it, and say there is no doubt that
Schermerhorn strangled the gov
erness to death, either 'during or
olowing a criminal acault.
THREE BURNED TO DEATH
In uidmng on Jamei'town EEPo
'At Norfolk. Va.. three upersl
two of them children, were bunrned
to death in a fire which Wednesday
destroyed several smaller buildings
grouds. irestarted In the
Balimore city building, occupied by
H. T. Halstead, of Baltimore, as a
residence. The occupants were
asleep when the fire began.
Neva and Walter Halstead were
suffocated and burned. Leon E
Niles, pier fireman of the Virginia
ralway, asleep in an upper room.
was also snffocated. The bodies of
the three were almost cremated.
Niles was from Warren, N. C.
Mrs. Halstead. the mother of the
two children. jumped from a second
story window, breaking her right an
kle, and severely Injuring her head
7. H. Summerill, weighmaster of
the Virginia railway, a boarder In
the building, was injured by jump
ing from an upper window.
Killed by Friend.
"M AZW~lSon Joe White. the 15-year
old son of Harvey White. was mccli
dentaly kied by Pinkney Tobias.
13 years old, on Saturday after
joon. The boys had been hunting
nd stopped for a short while at
a neighbor's house. When they de
cided to start again young Toblas
threw his gun on his shoulder, when
it went ofr. the entire load tearing
through young White's neck. He
died in a few minutes.
Many Are Hurt.
More deaths have occurred In ac
cidents in coasting and skating In
Northern New Jersey during the
past month of snowfall than was
caused in the entire State for twen
ty years. The list of fatalities on~
he snow and ice, compiled by the
physical director of the Y. M. C. A
t Montclair. N. J., numbers fif
Kiled by Florida Limited.
At Cochran. Ga.. 3!. Stein, a well
known merchant of that place. was
Instantly killed Thursday afternoon
at 4 o'clock at Adams Run by the
lorida Limited on the Southern
railway. He was crossing the main
line of the road when the fast train~
struck him. Besides a wife, two
ong children survice.
WILL STRETCH HEMP
A FIEND TRIED AND CONVICTED
OF AT?'EMPTING A
Crimina Assault Last November on
the Beautiful Young Wife of a
Prominent Lexington County Man.
Coot Lever, the negro who at
tempted to commit criminal assault
upon the beautiful young wife of
a prominent Lexington county farm
er last November. and who narrowly
escaped being lynched. will pay the
death penalty for his crime on the
25th of February. next.
At the trial, which was held at
Lexington Wednesday. these were
four witnesses sworn for the prosa
cution. the ictlim and her husband
and Constable L. I. Roof and Mr.
R. W. M. Elezer. who made the ar
rest, and to whom Lever first con
fessed his guilt. The pretty victim.
ewho is a woman of intellighnce. gen
tle and refined, told of the attack
in a plain, straight forward manner.
She was unable to say in poxitive
:erms that Lever was the man who
attacked her, but stated that she
believed that he was the one. Her
husband swore to the fact that he
bad seen the negro pass along the
road where he was at work a few
minutes before the crime was at
tempted. Constable Roof told of
the arrest, as did Mr. Elezer. The
judge ruled that the latter could
not tell of the confession made by
the negro. since Lever was told that
he would be properly protected if
he would confess his guilt.
Lever wqs the only witness for
the defence. He denied that he was
connected with the affair In any
manner, but was unable to explain
why he was in the vicinity on the
day In question- He told of his ex
erience with the conjure doctor.
whom he called Lem Judge. a no
tro. He admitted tefling the of
ficers soon after his arrest that he
was guilty, and that the doctor was
the cause of it all, but he said the
eason for his telling this was the
fact that he was scared. He said
that he was 1S years old and mar
At the conclusion of the testi
mony Messrs. A. D. Martin and T.
C Sturkie. who had been appointea
by Judge Watts to defend the ne
cro. briefly addressed the jury.
!ach of them pleaded for mercy for
the negro. stressing the po!nt that
the wor'an was not able to swea
ostively that the defendant was
the man who attacked her, and stat
ing that there might be some doubt
%a to his guilt. Solicitor Timmer
ntan. in a brief, but vigorous man
er. addressed the jury. urging the
nvletica of the negro upon thp
'round that his confession. which
was made freely to the ofcers and i
thaers who had talked with him time l
fter time sIhowed conclusively that |
there was no room for doubt as to
Judge Watt's charge consumed butji
short while. It was clear and to
'he point, covering the law as itj
Iald down In the statute books.|
The jury retired and remained in
he room about one hour. when they
eturned wtlh a verdict of guilty.
There was absolutely no demonstra-|
'on, although there was a large|
'rowd of spectators in the. court
-oom. Just what the jury was de
ibertang over, or why It took themj
a long to reach a verdict, It no'|
known, but it Is presumed that there|
were some on the psnel who were
favor of recommending the nogro
o the mercy of the court.
In passing sentence upon Lever
ludge Watts took occasion to gir'
m a good lecture. When Judge
Watts had concluded. Lever said:
"I ask for mercy." Judge Watte
old him that It was not in his pow
"r to give him mercy, and ordered
e sheriff to remand him to jail
he verdict of the jury meets with
reneral satisfaction, the majority of
the law will be upheld and the name
nf Lexington will not ne stained by
the ruthless act of her citizens.
MLTIA GUARD NEGROES
a Jail to IPrevent a Mto From
At Vlenna. Ill., one hundred arm
- citizens guarding the jail to pro
ct from moeb violence Hosea Co
*'urn. Harry Coburn and Alexander
'enkins. negroes, charged with thb
nurder of Allen Clark. a rural mal
-'rrier. were reatieved early Wednes
'ay by State troops. Five companies
-t sldiers. ordered out by Governo'
"eneen at the request of Sheriff John
. Mathis, were rushed there t~n
revent an outbreak.
Mos which formed at Harrisburg
d ther points with the intention
-.f oing to Vienna during the night
a, lnch the negroes. were foiled
' all railroad trains failing to run
u. None arrived until even hours
eter the troops arrived Wednes
A number of strange men were In
'he city and it was feared eitizensu
would join them to attempt a lynch
Allen was shot on a train Satur
av night while on his way from Hiar
isburg to Vienna.
Kiled With Axe Handle.
Sam Brockman, a negro of Switzer.
M~artnhurg county. was killed a few
'raa y h Jim Watson. another
egro who beat him to death with 'n
'xe handle. Watson escaped. The
men enarreled because a negro wo
man whipped a child of Brockman's.
Wdil playing with an automatic
~istol in an effort to get It to work.
Rex White acidentally kill d his
friend. Archiie Holt. Thursday at
E~spnoa. Fla. White thought the
ertridres had be.n removed from
On the State Wide Prohibition Question
and is Opposed to
At This Time, Many of the Senators
Taking the Ground That the Com
promise Made Last Year on the
Liquor Question, is Still Binding
The State says the possibility of
a complete blocking of further dis
pensary legislation loomed up strong
ly In the senate when a careful poll
of the senate showed at least 20 of
the members present were either for
local option or wished to stand by
the compromise effected at the last
session of the general assembly.
While none of the members con
siders the compromise legally bind
ing. it is generally held by them
that the compromise is of sufficient
moral force to cause no liquor legis
lation in the senate this year. Of
course. there is no telling what may
later turn up but the present status
is largely in favor of a complete
standstill on the much-legislated
Senator T. Y. Williams of Lan
caster said that he considered the
compromise binding and adder.
'Tse why should we have passed %
the bill providing for an election to I
be held in the wet counties. Sup
pose we had passed a State-wide bill
and we local optionists had eome .
back this year and wanted to pass I
3ome local option or other whiskey I
measure, what would the prohibit a
nists say about us? I look at the C
present situation in the same light I
ad believe that we should stand by i
he compromise." C
Senator Laney. who Is from a 0
troghold of prohibition, stated that F
e does not consider the compromise E
binding, but said he: "Prohibition. L
hat Is State-wide prohibition. is a g
big question. Chesterfleld people I
ire very strong on this question and p
[have been approached several times e
= the matter.- 8:
Senator Hough of Kershaw. bi E
ounty having recently gone dry, is E
with those who believe that the com- S
romise should hold. "It's a settled 11
uestion with me." was his forceful V
nd laconic reply to the question ask- V
Senator Smith of Hampton was
iot a party to the compromise and y
onsiders himself a free lance on the
whiskey proposition. but It is under
itood that he will. of course. line up
with the local optionists In this mat
er in spite of the fact that his coun
y voted dry. However, he has n'
nado any statement for publication hi
to his position. t.
Senator Stewart of York, coming ti
rom a prohibition county, says the El
mpromise settled the matter with II
im and he "is not going to vote "
r State-wide prohibition. And.' ft
Lddd the senator from Rock Hill.
let it stay as it Is."
Senator Crosson of Lexington. a o
cent addition to the dry counties. iH
iays he does not consider the com- 11
promise binding. s
Senator Wharton of Laurens, also u
uite a prohibition stronghold. said:
thought the compromise was bind- t
g when it was passed last year Bu: it
want to hear arguments on the~ "
Senator Waller of Greenwood said t
hat he thought that the matter
should stand-as it is but he added- h~
I am subject to change. I was no' r.
aparty to the agreement." o
Senator Graydon of Abbeville did n
not wish to express an opinion and (
Lhe same is true of Senator Siuckcen-t
fuss of Dorchester county, but it ist
understood that these two men are a
local optinoists and will probably
vote that way when the matter is
Senator Harden of Chester said
'I consider myself morally bound.
What was the use of holding the
election If we are going to take ae
tion In whiskey legislation this year?
Of course It would be a different
matter if this were another legis
lature, but it's the same legislature
as adopted the compromise last
Senator Christensen of Beaufort.
who was very instrumental In fram
ing the compromise. stated that.
while he did not consider any sen
tors actually bound by the comnpr
mise. he thought that as a logica'l
onclusion the matter should beir
statue quo and that no legislationl
should take place on the whiskey
Senator Sinkler of Charleston is
ikewise of the opinion that the comn
promise should be morally binding
and that those counties voting; to
retain the dispeasarnies should be
a~llowed to do so.
Senators Kelley. Clifton. Spivey
and Appelt stated that their personal
understanding of the matter was
that the compromise should be bind
g, and Senator Croft intimated that
his impression was the same.
Senator Walker of Georgeto.wn
stated that he considered the corn
promise binding upon the members
of the senste.
Senator Rainsford of Edgeflid
stated that he did not consider him
self bound by the comp'romise. Hie
ssys he favors State-wide prohibi
ton. with the exception of Charles
Senator Miauldin of Greenvill"
stated that he did not feel boun-1.
nd although he voted for the conm
pomise from expediency,. he does not
think that the members are bound
thereby this session. Personally h.e
feels that he is free to v-ote as ne
wishes and reserves his right to do
so. When asked whet her he would
favor a State-wide measure.
e.e...o. uia n sai that depended.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
ADOPTED OFFICIALLY BY THE
HOUSE FOR DRINKING.
Turned Down the Excelle-t Drinking
Water of Columbia at Consider
able Expense to the State.
A large majority of the house rep
gesentatlves must have dyspepsia
if we judge by the way they vote
on the water question. Despite the
efforts of the Richland delegation.
the house passed on Wednesday the
esolution offered by Representativ'
Sawyer that Glenn Springs water
be used this year. It will be recall
ed that at the last session the dele
gation put up a convincing argument
'or the use of Columbia water and
lefeated the pro;osition.
This year. however, the house re
rersed itself and by a vote of 71
:o 26 refused to adopt Mr. McMa
ian's motion to strike out the enact
ng words and passed it, afterwards
>utting on the clincher. Here Is the
ote on the proposition to buy Glenn
springs water instead of using the
rater from the $400.000 plant own
d by the city of Columbia and
waranteed by the State board of
ealth to be pure.
Those who voted for the Colam
ia water were Amtck. Ayer. Bow
'rs, Bunch. Carter. Coker. Daniel.
)Ixon, Duvall, Graham, Griffin, Har
non. McEachern, McMahan, Mann.
lobley, Nicholson, Robertson, San
Lers, Selbels. Simkins Chas. A.
;mith. Spears. Suydam, Vandar
Those who voted for Glenn Springs
rater were Speaker Whnley and
oshua W. Ashley. Melvin J. Ashley.
erg. Bosie. Bosman, Boyd, Bri:e
'. P. Brown, Frowning. F. M. B-v
n, W. D. Bryan. Cantrell, Car;v.
arwile, Coley. Clary. C sgreve.
ick, Dingle. Doar. E. C. Edwards.
aac Edwards. Foster. Fraser. Fults.
arris. Gasque. W. J. Gifson, Glas
ock. Green. Hall. Harris, J. B.
[arrison, Wade C. Harrison, Hines.
[orger, Hughes, Jackson, Kipler.
,ane. Lawson. League, Leland, Len
uck. McKeown. Mars. Mauldin.
[oseley. Nesbit. Niver, Nunnery.
attp-son, Paulling. Richards, Ridg
1. U. 3. Riley. W. L. Riley. Roes
[er. Rucker. Sawyer. Scarborough.
. A. Shuler. Singleton. D. L. Smith,
. P. Smith. 31. L. Smith, Stanley.
tubbs. Jare" D. Sullivat. P. P. Sul
van. Tobias, Todd. Utsey. Wells.
haley. Wiggins. 0. D. A. Wilson.
. B. Wilson. Jr.. Wingo, Wright
[OUNTAIN MOVES ON VILLAGE.
eror Exists Among Rlesiuents of
The Voirons Mountain. 4.875 feet
gh, in the Savoy Alps, situated near
ie Lake of Geneva. is threateninz
ie village of Mae'.illy with destrue
on. The northern foce of the
Lountain is moving downward to
ard the village, which lies at !ts
Great terror exists among the !a
habitants of Machilly, and thos-e
ecupying houses nearest the mov
ig mass have fled from their dwel
ngs. fearing that the avalanche will
iddenly increase in force and over
The French authorIties are trying
>divert the course of the advan:
ig landslide from the viliage to
ard a raven, and all the viilagers
re assistin:; a detachment of troops
It is thought that a sma:l inte
as formed in the Voirons, an.l that
hte water is forcing out i.4 side
f the mountain. A simily- phe
omenon occurred in 1892 above St.
ervais-les-Bains, when a largy par
on of that resort was destr>yed by
he sudden advance of a por-i.:n of
TOO MANY WIVES.
Ian Placed in Jail With Woman He
George Moseley, a young white
nan aged 21. and MISS Sallie Shan
.11. both recent residents of the
;inety-Six cotton mill villag. are in
al at Greenwood on the serious
harge of bigamy. They were mit
'jed Sunday night in Ninety-Six by
well-known minister there anat
onday morning at the instance of
everal citizens in the village were
taled before Judge James Rogers
Lnd bound over to appear for trial
it the coming Session's Court. It
s charged that Moseley has been
narried twice before, both i1ves
eing alive. He was first married
o Miss Margie Gore at the Grean
rood cotton mill village, about five
rears ago. It is said this wif.* is
ling in Newberry. His second mar
-!age. which he denies. It is alb-ged
va-s to a Miss Ora Cabh. of Ahhe
1s and the third was as afor'
'aid at Nim:y-Six.
Leprosy in Mexican. City.
The discovery of three cases of
Leprosy in Pueblo. Mex.. has create~d
~eneral alarm. as it is found the'
~ases were concealed quite a while.
upon how the matter came up and
he would vote then as he saw it
in the light presented to him.
Snator Johrnstone of Newb'or-y
stated that he is not bound by the
compromise and said he would like
to hear something more on the pro
hiition question before he vote' fo
a State-wide bill. Senator Johnstone
said: "I am not so sure as to
whther you would call me a pro
hiitionist or not. I am a temp~er
Senator Montromary. a local op
tion man p.ersonally. stated that he
did not feel bound by the compro
mise and would vote as he saw the
matte at the time presented.
VERY UEER CASE
TRIED TO KILL SEVERAL PER
SONS TO GET MONEY.
Man is Thought to Have Administer
ed Typhoid Germs and Poison to
Swope Family and Servants.
A far reaching plot at Kansas City.
Mo. supposed to have been originated
by one expected to become sole bene
ficiary of the Swope millions. is de
clared to have resulted in the deaths
of Thomas H. Swope. on October 3.
and his nephew. Chrisman Swope.,
in December. The charge is made
by attorneys representing the Swope
The body of Col. Swope was ex
humed Tuesday and taken to Inde
pendence. An autopsy was held and
the stomach sent to a toxioologist
of national reputation in Chicago
to be analyzed in the expectation of
the discovery of poison.
Suspicion of murder was aroused
at the sudden death of Chrisman
Sw.pe. An autopsy was held, the
stomach was removed, and a thor
ouga examination made. The stom
ach is now in Chicago, where It is
being analyzed by a commission of
eminent chemists and toxicologists.
The plot is declared to have been
planned with deliberation and to
have had for its purpose the exter
mination of Swope heirs. Shortly
before Christmas Swope's death, it
is charged, a man now under surveil
lance visited the office of a bacte
riologist of Kansas City and obtained
typhoid germs. November 19. His
a-st visit to the Swope home in In
dependence was on Thanksgei ng
Day. lit was only a week after this
hrisman Swope became ill with the
ontagion. When It was found that
"hrisman Swope would probably re
tover It is believed strychnine was
ziren to him to make sure of hiF
The death of Chrisman Swope, fol
owing so close after the fatal ill
tess of Col. Swope. immediately
roused .he suspicions of the fami
Mrs. Logan Swope was taken down
rith typhoid fever early in Decem
er. In rapid succession other mem
ers of the family became !11 of the
ame malady. They follow in chro
December 2. Margaret Swope.
Decemebr 4, Miss Dixon, the gev
A negro servant by the name of
Miss Compton. the seamstress.
December 5. Stuart Fleming.
December 9. Sarah Swope, 14
December 11, Stella Swope.
December 22. Lucy Lee.
The investigation which resulted
n these startling disclesures was
argely at the instance of the nurses
mployed in the Swope home during
e illness of Chrisman Swop.
The man suspected is now uder
e espionage, day and night, of lye
rivate detectives employed by the
AMERICA AND FRANCB.
~'rench Faducator Gihes His First
Impress.ion on Arr'!5 In U- S.
"In France it is considered im-|
odest to speak about money or
~ocial position, while every one
speaks about love. Here every
~ne discusses money and social po
ion and it is immodest to talk
That is the first impression of
'merica on Professor Charles Le
errier, the youngest member of
he faculty of the University of
aris, and grandson of the discover
r of the planet Neptune. He is
n New York to lecture on "Phii
sophy and Literature" before the
"The thing that has struck mu'
~nost about New York." he said.
taking this city as American, Is
he universal atmosphere of work.
Everybody seems to work here, an:1
o work well.
"Even the customs men; I had
1 letter from our minister, but they
ent through my trunks as thor
>ughly as if I were without a scrap
Professor Leverrier praises Ameri
an theaters, saying that they are
more considerate managements tf'an
he French playhouses. Talking of
n American author he met, he
"T have never seen such a typa
n France. With us everyone who
writes has a special pose a-d lives it
all the timew. Even our greatest and
most sucgess.ful writers have the
pose of be'ine fine gentlemen."
Professor Teverrier is accompa
n!'s! by his wife. Marie Louise Ger
aut. author, playwright and ama
Come ('redualous People.
The Ande'rson Mal states that Dr.
Sil'es snys the poor white folk of
th.e south miake~ a renular practice
f gOinle Mr.-fo"ted. from the young
est hahy to th.- olde'st grandparent,
and that every other one of them
has tube~'re::ssi5. And in some parts
of th.' enuuntry there are people who
h'iov"' tat Dr. Stiles is telling the
Yeggs at Work.
Five daring yeggmnen cracked the
Sener. Miss.. postoffice safe Mon
day morning after overpowering two
policemen. The robbers made the
Ten Inches of Snow.
Deaths. accidents and suffering in
the poorer sections were reported~
Monday as the result of a+-ic
snowfall in thc past 72 ours at
READS THEM OUT
"bsurgets" Are to Be Treated as no
TAFT SIDES WITH GANG
A Critical Situation Brought About
by the Pinchot Incident, Which is
Likely to Have an Important Bear
ing in the West on Congressmen
Zack McGee. in his Washington
letter to The State. says this "in
surgent" situation grows interesting.
and, from the standpoint of Mr. Taft
at least, apparently critical. The an
nouncement a day or two ago tha*
the Republican "whip' in the house
had struck the names of the "in
surgent" Republicans off the list nf
Republican to be notified when a full
Republican vote is wanted in the
house has created soziething of a
sensation. The meaning of it was
that not only are those who have
opposed Speaker Cannon in the house
to be deprived of the privilege of
dispensing federal offmces in their
districts but that in no respect ara
they to be longer considered Re
publicans. As some of the old line
Republicans express it they are to
be considered as no better than Dem
That Mr. Taft is countenancing
this determination there is no man
ner of doubt. He has placed him
elf squarely with his party organi
zation, and he recognizes that this
party organization consists in the
main of Nelson W. Aldrich and Jo
seph G. Cannon. These two men
have evidently told the president
hat the salvation of - the Republi
an party, and therefore of course
hat his own political salvation, de
pends upon his aligning himself with
the regular organization and that
he must assist them in putting down
Lsurrection in the ranks of the par
ty. And Mr. Taft, wholly without
political experience, believes Implic
tly, it would seem, what these wily
nd potent schemers tell him.
The Pinchot Incident is but a
part of the game directed by Can
w:, and Aldrich. Only Pinchot
pems to know sometaIng about play
iimself. An investigation of the
and fraud was pending. frauds of
hieh the secretary of the interior,
9r. Ballinger. was accused. It was
tended to appoint a whitewash
ommittee for Mr. Ballinger. but in
)der that the whitewash mighe not
iae to bear too close an Inseptcoin
Lnd its transparency be noted it was
tended that attention be detracted
y sousing Mr. Pinchot with sev
~ral colors of red paint, turning at
etion from Ballinger to Pinchot.
ut Mr. Pinchot by getting himself
limissed has forestalled this, and
ow the country will focus its eyes
~pon Ballinger and the whitewash
will have to be piled on pretty thick
r it will fail of its purpose. The
insurgents" In the house have put
ir. Cannon out of business so far
is selecting a whitewash committee.
'oting with the Democrats, they
ave had it fixed so that the house
nd not Cannon will appoint the
~ouse members of the committe".
nd that means that Mr. Pinchor
mnd the country probably will have
apresentaion on the commttee and
he whitewash may be diluted.
Meantime do not think that th2
epublican party is completely rent
sunder by this temporary triumph
f the "insurgents" and De'nocrats.
It is true that this is one of the very
rew times that "Uncle Joe" has been
~aty turned down in the house
nd the really remarkable part of
this is that the Democrats voted
soldly against him. If there had
been anything much at stake the old
man would have bought up a few
emocrats from Georgia and one o
two other States to have carried the
day. There are always a few Geor
gia statesmen for sale for a few
ommittee assignments or other
easly crumbs from the rich man's
table. And always a few from Tam
any Hall and such places. But it
is no great matte:' this, so
your Uncle Joe let it go by. But 't
does one thing-and that Mr. Can
non is not so very sorry about eith
r-it has lined up these "insur
ents" with the Democrats. It was
really a Democratic victory the oth
r day, the Democrats winning with
the assistance of the few Republi
can "insurgents." and it is intend
ed that the fight shall be along this
line. The cry of "D).'mocrat" will
be set up in these insurgents' dig
tricts. If they cry it hard enough
and with their usual vigor the or
ganizaion Republicans may be abl'a
to defeat some of these mn-n in their
conventions. but !f they get nomt
nated there will be li:tie chanen n!i
te'ating them. for the very good
rason that the cry of "Deymocrat"
will not hurt them hofor.- the peo
pl. espeially .since their oppo
nnts will be real Deorats.
Blown to .Atoms.
Fire caused by an explosion of
a mixture of paint and caslaine in
the storage warehouse or the Geor
gia Railway and Electric Company.
at Atlanta. shortlv after noon Thurs
day, caused the death of Earto Bras
well, aged 20. storekeepor. and se
riesl1y injured Vernon Baldwin. as
sistant storekeeper, who fell through
a burning floor.
Bank Cashier Wanted.
W. P. Whitak'er, cashier of the
Bank at Kenesaw. Ga.. is being
sought as the result of rn allmzed
shortagein the cashier's aceaunts of
tn thousand dollars. The discov
ery of the shortage followed Whit
-k" rcnt diapnearance.
ONLY THEE SAVED
TWENTY-EIGHT PERSONS WENT
DOWN LN SEA WITH SHIP.
The Southern Pacific Steamship
Czarina Wrecked on Her Way to
San Francisco Wednesday.
Coos Bay's shores Thursday were
patrolled by searchers for bodie3
from the Southern Pacifn steam
ship Czarina. Twenty-eight lives
were lost when the vessel was dash
ed by a heavy sea onto the north
spit of the Coos Bay bar Wednes
day. Only three of the 31. souls
aboard were saved.
The Czarina was bound for San
Francisco. She left port in the teeth
of a gale. but before she had reach
ed the open sea, was caught on the
treacherous bar-one of the worst
on the Pacific coast-and was roll
ing helpless, broadside to the sea.
The sailors took to the rigging and
were swept to their death, one by
The first assistant engineer. K.
H. Kentzell, was driven ashore when
a mighty,wave tore him from the
rigging. As he was tossed towars
the land, life savers pulled him to
safety. Captain J. Dugan and one
of his men swam ashore.
A long and futile fight was waged
to aid the doomed passengers and
crew. The life saving station at
tempted again and again to reach
the vessel with lines shot from a
gun, but the Czarina was just be
yond range. So terrific was the sea
that no small boat could have lived
for a moment, and every instant the
Marooned helplessely on the doom
ed vessel, those aboard took to the
rigging. The decks were under wa
ter, only the masts oiered refuge.
From shore it was difficult to see
the specks of humanity clinging to
the ropes. Gradually the number
iminished. When dawn broke
Thursday the vessel was fast break
ng up. Pounding on the bar, and
onstantly buffeted by immense
waves. it was clear th.t she could
,ot last long if the weather did not
speedily abate. Her stack had been
orn away. and the rigging appear
d to have been wrapped in a snarl.
lding here and there a boom or a
In the crowd that watched on
;hore was C. J. 3ills. a prominent
outhern Pacific official of San Fran
isco. His :vn. Harold Mills. was
)n the ship. T-he father could do
othing except watch the vessel dis
tegrate. while hope lessened.
The Czarina was 216 feet long. of
93 tons. and was built in Sunder
and. England. in 18S3. Her halling
ort was San Francisco. She car
led nine officers, twenty-one in the
:rev, and a few passengers.
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING BURNS.
Eoston Branch's Home, Once Finest
in WorcL Destroyed by Fire.
The Boston Young Men's Chris
tian Association building, at the
orner of Boyleston and Berkeley
;treets, in the back bay district, was
lestroyed -by fire of unknown origin
few days ago, entailing a loss of
more than $200.000.
A fireman was injured, not se
riously. by falling from a ladder
Fireman Joseph Wood. In trying
o control a runaway nozzle, fell
nd received a dislocated elbow and
~ontusions about the body.
Notre Dame academy on Berkeley
d Providence streets, close to the
burni.g building, was threatened
The Young men's Christian As
ociation building at the time it
was constructed, in 1882, was the
finest of its kind in America.
The building was a five-story brick
Night Riders' Band.
A dispatch from Union City. Ten...
says the Reelfoot lake night riders
organization has again become rest
less, apparently embolden by the
recent failure of a jury to r'-ider a
verdict against the alleged Ie.iders
of the band, according to thhOr.e
essages received at Un'on CIay
from the Oblon county side of t!'e
lake. Notices have been pott I in
fish docks that they must be vau
ed in six days and teamsters haul
ing fish to Union City from the docks
ave been warned that they must
leave the country within 15 days.
The notices have occasioin'd conshd
erable uneasiness and unrest in the
Saved byV a Corset.
May Tnavis is alive '>eause a
orset ste-! saved her life. She wAas
shot at a dane,. ziven by anFas
Side clab at 5.-; Firs-t avenue, New
York. The bulint was d.!lected by
the cors.'t andl inf~leted a slight
wound. !asta-nd of a nmrta one.
Three Me-n lKilled.
Throe arwn wre k!'!.! and a team
of be'.~ .: own. -o atomus when th'e
djrogive.r~n. r a7:azin at Blrand
ons Ferr-- .xp>!"! Wednes~day. A
house across the Allegheny rive
from the manainl. wa totally wreck
--d by the force cf the &Ct'oio~in
Stockade Bloss Convicted.
At Atlanta. Ca., D. M. Vining, the
suspected snperintendent of the At
lanta stockade, and Pot Co-not- a
gaurd. were found nuity a few days
ago on charges of assault and bat
tery. growing out of the alleged bin
tal heating of a negro convict.
Big cotton Fire.
At New Orleans eighteen hundred
bales of cotton. value'd at $66~..
were destroyed in a fire in a com
GuigoR adi Yoilg Are (evited &f
Breach of Trust Wh
Case Grew Out of the Famous
Seminole Securities Company,
Through Which Many People i
This and Other States Lost a
Great Deal of Hard Cash.
The Colurabia State says John Y
Garlington and Jas. Stobo Young
were Friday night adjudged guilty
on a charge of breach of trust with
This was the fourth count of an
indictment that charged "conspiracy,
breach of trust with fraudulent in
tention of stock, larceny of stt'k.
breach of trust with fraudulent in
tention of money and larceny of
The fourth count on which the
jury returned a verdict of guilty al
leges breach of trust of money of
the Seminole Securitles Company
amounting to $55,596.77.
The jury agreed upon a verdict
about 10 o'clock, after spending'
eight hours in the jury room. The
judge, court officials and defendants
were summoned and the verdict wa
read about 11 o'clock. The two de
fendants received the verdict with
out show of surprise, and a motion
for a new trial was at once entered
by counsel for the defense.
The judge asked when this mo
tion could be argued and attorneys
for the defense said they would like
to confer with their senior counsel
before arguing the motion. Judge
Prince then announced that the mo
tion would be argued today, and re
fused the request of the defense
that the bond given for the defend
ants' appearance during the Uiul be
held good' pending sentence, and
the two defendants were remanded
to jail shortly after the Terdit was
In the words of the Indictment the
fourth count says:
"That JJohn Y. Garlington and
Ss. Stobo Young. late of the coun
ty and State aforesaid. on the 15th
day of January. in the year of our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and
ight, with force and arms at Co
lumbia court house. in the county
of Richland and In the State of
South Carolina. $55.596 In money
"awful currency of the United States ,
and of denomination and Issue to
he-jurors aforesaid unkonwn of the
property of Seminole Securities Com
pany. a corporation duly incorporat
ed under the laws of the State of
South CarolIna, then and there be
ing found feloniously did steal, take
and carry away against the form of
the statute in such cases made and
provided and against the peace and
dignity of the State."
The allegation in the count is that
John Y. Garlington,. as president of
the Seminole Securities Company,
used various amounts from the funds
-ggregating $55.596.77. The checks
signed for the various sums were
signed by J. S. Young. When Chas.
H. Hiely. an expert accountant, made
an audting of the bc-oks of the Sem
inole Securities Company he found
the various sums charged to Gar
lington and called his attention to
it. Garlington then showed him
that he held 75,000 shares of Semi
noe Securities Company stock and
Hiely charged the $50.000 drawn
aganst this stock, leaving some $24,
000. that the Seminole Company. 40
cording to audit, are still Indebted
o Garlington, provided Garlingtoni
really owned the stock.
The members of the jury who ren
dered this verdict are: A. C. Kin
ard. foreman: Geo. B. Reeves. G. M.
Dickart. T. E. Shealey. J. S. Bowers.
J. H. Halthcock. E. 3. Vincent. H.
E~. Bruns. Wade A. LaGrande. Chas.
Grimsley, D). T. Ready. W. D. Jor
SIXTEEN GALLONS OF BOOZE.
Big Quantity of Liqunor Poured Out
The Greenville News says "Pour
in: out day" was celebrated yester
lay by the State constables, when
hy poured out sIxteen gallons of
-arn and rye whiskey in the sewer
ge at the county court house.
The whiskey was captuned last
m~onth all whiskey captured the
-onth prior is poured into the sewer
m~on:h prior is poured itno the sewer
an! the bottles broken.
The quantity of whiskey poured
out yeste~rday ra?n:ed from low wInes
'apured from moonshiners to comn
uon corn taiken from blind tigers
a:>out town and on up to good whis
Six Men Killed.
Six are dead and six other work
i.n sufferin: from frIghtful burns
as5 a result of an explosion of gas
during the night In the new shaft
o the Nottin::bam Colliery of ths
Le~high arnd W ilkesbarre Coal Comn
ay, at Plymouth. Pa. The met
w"e engaged in sinking the shaft.
A t a paint several hundred feet
blow the surface they broke into
a gas feeder and the explosion fol
Argued Hi.s Own Case.
In Columbia T1. 'T. Cromer. of
Greenwood county, with a Bible in
his hand. appeared before the su
premne court and argued his own
case. He did rnot use the laws of
the State but quoted the Bible for
all hhe points. He appeared as his