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VOL. XXIV MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1910 NO.23
ENDED AT LAST
Bhe D4MM sayidsg Up oise
U) MAES ITS REPORT
The Board Express's Satisfactot
That the State Dispenary Ha
Bee Wound Up and Is Now $
Thing of the Past, After Giving
the Detags of Their Doings.
The eommisslpon appointed by GoT
ernor Ansel under an Act of th
legislature to wind up the air
of the old State dispensary hal
drafted its final report to the Gov
grow. and- L now in the hands Of
the printer, and will be laiL o
the desk of the members of the leg
Islature In a few days. The re
port is an exceedingly. interestin
one, and the commIsSion has appar'
gitly made a line business show
tg. TLe total net money result is
$453.464.56. of which $275.000 ha
been, paid itno 'tae State treasury.
$30,332.80 Is on hand in cash. $22.
631.76 due by counties, and $7h.
Goo is real estate, this being the
%summary of the businees from the
timo the commission asumed charge
on February 16. 1907. up to Jar
ry 12 of the present year. And
more is to come from overjudgments.
amounting to over $200.000.
The commision has realized grand
total receipts of $974.536.55. of
which $56,936.36 is interest earu.i
by deposits of funds in the banks ov
or th tSate at 4 per cent. The to
tal amount paid out was $893.753.
'75, IncludikT the $275.000 turned
wer to the State treasurer. On mer
ehande account a gross proft of
$12,024.86 is shown. while on capi
tal account of $400,000 there Is -a
ft lom of only $4.189.76.
The supply account shows a ust
low of $33,286.42, "which loss Is
.ccounted for in running the dis
pensary several months, using these
supples in suppying the various dis
pensaris for goods sold to them.
'T'he "COnzWInce money" receiTeI
-6sfrom old creditors. who had no ac
gm on the books." amounted to
$3AW.0 *the -attorneys receiving 0
per Nt cMmission on all they
could recover on claims of this kind."
The 11dgadon in the Federal
eourts was costly. the report says.
but this was charged against the
whiskey houses and the commin
''o "considers that this litigation
baa colt the State practically noth
--Exhiblt *1D shows the assets an'd
lintiitan part of which we con
sider a contingent llablltiy amount
tw to $41.277.63. being amounts
claimed by parties who have ap
pealed from the findings of this comn
mission to the Supretne court for
Sual setwemenit," isys the report.
--Exhibit "E gives Itemized state
ments of all expenses per diem and
mieage incurred by this commis
,lo during the entire period, which
fully explana Itself. We call at
tention to the total, which is $7.
"The results of the efforts" of
Anderson, Felder. Rountree & Wit
eaon. of atlanta, who were paid 10
per cent on all savings from over
charges and 50 per cent of the
conscience money "is shown In ex
hibit 'G.' The amount so charg-d
-up to creditors was $173.831.95. of
-which $20,446.08 was for expenses
unfortunate business, we desire to
expres our satisfaction at having
reched the end .of a business that
has been burdensome in detail an'd
responsibility, annoying in the ex
reme in that we were compelled to~
go contrary to the wishes of the
clamnts and were frequently un
justly misrepresented by the public
prints, and disgusting in the revela
tions of corrpution which had so de
plorably permeated the business ths'
it renders tumigation, fgsratively
speaking. necessary to approach th
subject with -comfort."
"We desire In conclusion," say'
the report. "to thank your Excel
leny for the courteous considerati!on
ishown us In aU matters and for your
-unwavering loyalty through all vi'
students, and to congratulate you
and the State on being delivered '
your admInIstration from baneful et
fects of the most corrupt institution
iwhich ever existed In this State as a
part of the State government while
our own people were controningl pub
The report is signed by the fuli
ommIuson,.Consisting of Dr. W. 1
Murray, of Columbia. chairman:
Avery Patton, of Greenville; John
Mie~ween, of Tlmmonsvlle: J- P
Brie, of Yorkvinle, and A. N. Wood,
ChLd Dies of Burns.
The three-year-Old child of Ni
Chavis at Neeces died on Wednes
day from the effects of burns suffer
ed the previous day. The child wa
playing ne a wash pot when its
lothes caught fire. Before the
flames coud be extinguished ths
child sustained fatal burns.
About three weeks ago the four
year-od daughter of Lucius Davi
was badly burned in the same wa,
and now Is in a critical conditiot
with little hope of recovery.
Rejects the Bonds.
A Providence dispatch says Rhod<
Wand's repudiation of the gift C
over half a millon dollars worth o~
orth Carolina bonds was practi
ally completed a few days ago. whel
the senate w~ted to reject the gil
-an retur the bonds to the donors
DON'T MAKE TM
BILL TAFT SPEAKS OF DFMO
CRATS AS YELLOW DOGS.
Objects to Minority's Selection of
Members for Oommittee to Probe
Zach McGee In his Washington
k letter to The State says President
; Taft not only disapproved of put
ting Henry T. Rainey and Ollie
James on the committee to Inves
tigate the Interior department but
he Is hot about it. and he calls the
two Democrats "yeliow dogs." A
number of newspaper men and oth
era were in the ofice of the presi
dent's private secretary when the
president walked in.
"What Is the news about the in
surgents?" asked the president.
"You ought to know. Mr. Presi
d&t." replied one of the correspou
dents. "They have been calling on
*Yes." said the president. his face
clouding. *but they can not per
suade me to accept two yellow dors.
[ do not propose to play a game with
loaded dice." The committee to in
vestigate the Interior department and
the conduct of Secretary Ballinger
is to consist of four Republicans and
The question being asked is. "Is
Mr. Taft afraid that Messrs. James
and Rainey might make political
capital out of the Investigation?"
The onlT possible way they could
make politiceal capital would be to
2nd smethiag discreditable to the
administration. If Ballinger has
nothing to his discredit, not even a
"yelow dog" gould make capital
out of It.
NEWLY MARRIED BRIDE
Seeking a Divorce From Her Old
I A special dispatch from Spartan
burg says sfter giving married life
less than a month's trial, Mrs. No
gie James Burnett, wife of Rev.
George W. Burnett. a Baptist minis
ter of Aberdeen. Miss., who, before
her marrise was Miss Nogle James
of Wellford. has returned to Spar
tanburg county, pending an appli
cation for divorce. which has been
filed In the offce of the clerk of court
of Monroe county. Miss. The -tp
plication for the divorce is made by
consent of both parties on the
ground that Mrs. Burnett declares
that she does not love her husband.
Rev. Mr. Burnett. it is said. loved
his wife with a love akin to worship.
He Ia a man 58 years of age. while
Mrs. Burnett is but 25. They knew
each other but a month before mar
rying. A dispatch from Aberdeen.
Miss. says "Parson Burnett hs
applied for divorce: case pending.
Court sow in session. No refiec
tion on lady, who has respect andi
sympathy of all who know her."
it is said that Rev. Mr. Burnett
was a widower with ten children at
the time of his marriage to Miss
James, which was on Sunday De
cember 26, 1909. Mrs. Burnett
gave out a statement In regard to
her asking for a divorce, in which
she says her husband was lrind and
loving, but that she was just dis
satisfled and did no: believe it the
Lord's will that she remain his
THREW BRIDE INTO WELL.
Husand and Male Companion Tried
to Murder YOung Woman.
Knocked in the head. thrown into
a well by her husband and a malo
ompanlon and left for dead, was.
the fate that met Annie Moskill. a
bride of three days. who was ma?
ted In Chicopee, Mass.. on Friday.
On striking the water the woman
regained consciousness and drew her
self out ot the water by means of
n Iron pipe. This she clung t"
until the next morning. when she
was found. Her feet are frozen.
and will have to be amputated.
The men checked a trunk belong
ig to the woman, which she sadi
contained $700 to Springfield.
Suicidal Attempt Foiled.
'Erhart Willis has tried several
times to commit suicide in Pitts
burg. Pa. A few nights ago a: he
Iraned a bottle supposedly of car
bolic acid, he told his wife he wouM
be dead in an hour. He lay down on
a couch and two hours Iater awoke.
companing ".the de'rn stuff's no
good." He had swallowed a harm
less preparation of violet creami the:
:ruggist had given him, having been~
warned by the man's wife.
Teddy for' Congress&.
That Theodore Roosevelt has
agreed to run for congress In the
First district of New York State-.
embracing Nassau and Suffolk couti
ties and Oyster Bay. with the un
derstanding that he will be support
ed for the speakership. Is the report
that spread Thursday among the~
members of the house and senate.
Will Fight It Out.
The war in Nicaragua will go c-n.
President Mad rlz announced Thurs
day that Gen. Estrada's reply had
served to end abruptly th- peace
Snegotiations and the reinforc'nseVn
Shad been ordered to the fronr with
1the puropose of striking a de :site
blow at the insurgents.
Turned the Tables.
At Mohawk. N. Y.. Chief of Po~
flice Bronner was captured by fois
rburglar-s Thursday morninc. tak--n
- to a room in the postoffice and bOur."
Sand gagged. The robbers blew open
r the postoffice safe and fled with the
The State Asylum for the Iasane is in
SHOUD BE REMODELED
Many Improvements Urged, and the
Sanity Arrangements Said to be
Deplorable and the Institutio'
Very Much Overcrowded-A Ma
jority and Minority Report Filed.
Last year the General Assembly
appointed a special commission to in
vestigate the conditions at the State
Hospital for the Insane. On this
commission were appointed Senators
Christensen. Hardin and Bates. and
Representatives Carey. Harrison.
Sawyer and Dick. The committee
has been diligent in its work an% -e
search. Days were spent in taking
testimony and studies were made of
other hospitals for insane. Much of
the results of this inquiry is placed
before the people in the reports re
leased a few days ago.
The committee is entirely at va
riance in the most essential feature.
what should be done to further al
leviate conditions? There are two
reports. one signed by Senators
Christensen and Bates and Repre
sentatives Harrison and Dick. The
other report is signed by Senator
Hardin and Representatives Sawyer
and J. P. Carey. The reports are
so entirely at variance in point and
suggestion that there is but one way
to gut the varying views. and that is
by reading both reports, which are
very long and volumous.
Without placing the blame on any
particular person. the majority re
port states that the eviednce shows: I
That fifteen patients of one ward 1
were bathed in the same water in I
a bath tub.
That the foulest water closet, cen- (
tre of wide soil pollution. without a
screens is located within a few fear I
of an outdoor kitchen.
That the bodies of dead patients
are buried one on top of anothar I
in the same lot, with as little can
sderation as if they were so many
That cholera bogs and the dead
are kept in the same lot.
That the wards. even of the white
women. are overrun with vermin and
the patients are allowed to go un
kemrpt and ragged.
The report also states that som- c
of the attendants are reported 11- C
Ifterate and brutal. many cases of
brutality being reported and that
the food served the patients is badly c
prepared by persons who never
learned to cook and is served in d
dirty. greasy tin dishes. Govern
ment reports are quoted to show that
n the South Carolina Hocpital the
eath rate is the highest in the
nited States, 21.54 per cent, as c
ompared with a general average of Z
1 per cent.
It is estimated that it will re
uire $350.000 to put the plant in
roper shape, and It is suggested the
resent plant be sold, the land be- E
ng worth $400,000. and two plants. t
o cost $500.000 each, be erected by j
he State elsewhere.C
The minority report. submittedt
y thre members of the commis
don, disagree with the main fea
ures of the majority report. It
olds that the lack of funds to put
he institution on a modern basis.
ue to the State's heavy indebted -
ess. Is the principal source of
rouble. It states that the patients.
s a rule, are well cared for, that
he food served is of good quality
nd well cooked, and that the man
gement of the State's farm is sys
emraic and efficient.
The minority report states that it 1
s ..,necessary to create a great debt
for the Statm in tbe purchase of new1
sites, and that the expenditure ol
bout $50.000i annually for several
years will meet the requirements of
They say that the superintendent
is overworked--doing the work of
On December 1.' last there were
in the institution 1.533 inmates
50 whie womien. 3, 0 white men.
3?1 negro women. 322 negro men.
The board of regents is composed
of .\essrs. W. J. Gooding. Hampton:
J. Perry Glenn. Anderson: W. W.
Ray. Congaree: J. H. Taylor. Colum
bia. There are no better men in
the State than these. For their
work these regents receive a per
.tim of not more than $250 a year.
and mileage when th.-y attend meet
ings. The superintendent, who i
ah\ the c-hit.- prhysician. receives
$J.000 a year and a residence on
Both re-ports speak well of the
farm. The r(-ports :ogeth''r with
th--y 1'ss of testimnorny have bee~n
pu!she.i in hack Zorm -the reports
and evidence make about a thousand
Five yozars- hard labor on the
chingan: or in the State poniten
riary- is what Harry Ellis. a negro.
wll pay for a c-np of buttermilk.
This was all he secured wh--n he
last summe-r broke into the house of
W. J. Ashmore in the southern par?
of Greenville county. He was foun-i
guity in the court of gen.-ra, ses
sions there a few days ago of house
breaking and larceny and given the
Damages the South.
nr. JTooph A. Danna, hous~e sur
geon of th.- Charity Hospital at New
Orans, thinks that there is a good
deal of humbug about the hook
wormi. 'The very fact that Rock
efele-r gave $l.000.000 to help
stamp out the hookworm has added
much to the talk of the disease,''
e-,id Dr. Danna Thursday.
ENDS LIF WITH ACID
HARD PRESSED BANDIT SWAL
LOWS A DEADLY POISON.
Unknown Man Shoots Jeweler, Prob
ably Fatally, and When Pursue'
Takes Deadly Capsule.
Frederick Boettcher. a Brooklyi
jeweler, was sandbagged and fatall,
shot in his store late Thursday af
ternoon by an unknown man. wh<
ended his life by taking a capsul
of carbolic acid before he could bx
locked up. Boettcher identified h!7
assailant as a man who come tc
his store not long ago and looked
at some diamond rings. It was or
his plea that the stranger entered
Thursday presumably with the in
tent of robbery.
When the jeweler started to come
from behind the counter, the strang
er pulled a chamois bag. filled wit.1h
sand and shot, from his coat pocket
and struck him a crushing blow on
the head. As Boettcher reeled the
man fired a shot .which took effect
behind the jeweler's left ear. Tha
hot brought Mrs. Boetteher down
rom her apartments over the store
nd the man led, leaving one re
olver in the store and throwing
mother away as he ran along the
Hard pressed by the police, who
ad been attracted by Mrs. Boett
her's screams, the would-be robber
ras seen to raise his hands to his
ips and swallow hastily. In a mo
ent more he was under arrest and
bough apparently suffering. h.e
ralked back to the store where
oettcher Identified him as his as
The prisoner was taken to the
olice station and preparations were
oegun to search him. e"" he co'
apsed and died before medical as
stance could be summoned. An
!xamination by a surgeon later
howed beyond doubt that he swal
owed carbolic acid in capsule form.
othing was found on the man to
dicate his identity. His attempt
t robbery was a complete failure.
O'NVIUCT BLOWN TO PIECES.
'ied to Put Out Dynamite That
Caught on Fire.
A Chester dispatch says David
bell and Biddle Gist. two negro
onvcts serving sentences on the
ounty chaingang. were instantly
lled a few days ago, near the
amp. on the York road near Ches
er by the discharge of a stick of
ynamite. The dynamite was being
hawed out preparatory to blasting
hen it took fire. Abell attempted
> extinguish the blaze by beating
he stuff on the ground and this
aused a general explosion of dyna
ite. Abell was torn into fragmenta,
is head and ot::er parts of his
ody being blown to a distance of
25 feet in one direction and other
arts being hurled equally far in
ther directions. Gist, while not
r up so badly. was instantly kill
d. Guard Ed Schuit was knocked
own, but not seriously hurt, al
bough one eye is injured.
JAIL DELIVERY AT CAhIDEN.
'e of the Thirteen Prisoners in
County Prison Escape.
At Camden Tuesday afternoon
everal of the prisoners in jail over
lowered the jailer. John Boone, and
nade their escape. Five of the
hirteen prisoners escaped. They
rere Elerbe Thomas, with a number
if aliises. charged with fraud in
aking 0rders for a Chicago house
hich he claimed to represent; Miu
on Banks. convicted of larceny and
Lwating the action of the supreme
ourt in an appeal: Sam Green.
louse-breaking. and another negro
iamed Truesdel, charged with house
)reaking. Truesdel was recaptured
nf hour later by Mr. John L .Team.
'eids and Banks are white. Jailer
3oon was pretty badly used up.
le is an old Confederate Veteran
.d stood to his post of duty faith
ully. A blanket was thrown over
ui and after beating him the keys
ere taken from him.
NEGRO SHOT AT AIK~EN.
Livery Stable Hand Probably Fatal.
At Aiken Joe Jones. a negro. was
hot Monday afternoon by I. Monro'
-teks.. a prominent white man. and
probably fatally wounded. Jon'e
was empldoy.ed by Weeks. who is pro*
pietor of the' W.'eks Liverr and
Tansfer Company. Monday after
noon he so'nt the ncgro cut driv
ne wth a cus~.mor. and in a fe
Anothr boy war. sont v.h he mm~ru:
A li:t!'e while lat--r the n:.gro be
~me insolent. ani upon bein.:: repr!
manded by We-:k5. is said to hay
made at weeks with a pitchfork
whereupon We.eks pick.r' up a sha?
un and shot him i nthe stomach'
Te ne.-ro is still alive. but wil
Walsh in Prison.
John E. Walsh. the convicte:
bnker, arrived at the Federal pens
tetiary at Leavenworth. Kan.. a
noon Wednesday. and at once bega:
serving his sentene of five y-ar.
is number as a convict will b
Big C'oal Mine Tax.
One thousand and forty-five live
were lost in coal mines in Pennsyl
vnia last year according to report
STATE BAR MEETS
GEN. M. L. BONHAM OF ANDER
SON ELECTED PRESLPENT.
Othor Officers Elected by the AA.
I soratinn and the Circuit They
Represent in the State.
The South Carolina Bar Assocla
tion meet in CVoumbia last weK a-0
enjoyed their usual banquet. The
following ofiera were elect*d for
the ensuing year:
President-M. L. Bonhom, Ander
Vice president, First circuit-D.
Hart Moss. Orangeburg.
Vice president. Second circuit
George H. Bates. Barnwell.
Vice president. Third circuit
Thos. G. McLeod. Bishopville.
Vice president, Fourth circuit-W.
F. Dargan. Darlington.
Vice president. Fifth circuit-P.
H. Nelson. Columbia.
Vice president. Sixth circuit-A.
L. Gaston, Chester.
Vice preeident. Seventh circuit
Stobo J. Simpson. Spartanburg.
Vice president. Eightk circuit
Walter H. Hunt, Newberry.
Vice president, Ninth crealt-J.
P. K. Bryan, Charleston.
Vice president. Tenth eireat
William G. Sirrine. Greenville.
Vice president. Elereath cireit
B. W. Croueh, Saluda.
Vice president. Twelth cireui-J.
P. McNeill. Florence.
Secretary-John J. Earle. Colum
Treasurer-W. S. Nelson. Colum
Executive Committee-W. T. Ay
cock, W. F. Stevenson, J. L. Glenn.
John J. Earle. ex-officio; W. S. Ne
Committee of Arrangement
Christie Benet. H. N. Edmunds. R. B.
h-rbert. Francis H. Weston.
Rteception ComUittee - R. W.
Shand. John P. Thomas. W. H.
Lyles. John J. McMahan.
Local Council-First circuit. W. L.
Glaze. R. E. Copes; Second circuit.
W. S. Smith, J. F. Carter; Third
circuit. Louis W. Gilland, L. D. Jen
nings; Fourth circuit, G. K. Lany,
J. K. Owens; Fifth circuit, L. A.
Wittokowsky. A. G. Belser; Sixth
circuit. J. H. Foster. A. S. Douglas;
Seventh circuit. W. S. Hall. S. J.
Nichols; Eighth circuit. A. C. Todd.
S. F. McGhee- Ninth circuit. A. C.
Tobias. Jr., B. A. Hagood; Tenth
circuit. T. Frank Watkins, . T.
Jaynes: Eleventh circuit, N. G.
Evans. J. Brooks Wingard: Twelth
circuit. E. T. Hughes, Henry . Da
General Council-First cirsuit.
R .S. Weeks: Second circuit, JameI
F. Brynes; Third circuit. W. C. Da
vis: Fourth circuit, T. L Rogers;
Fifth circuit. Frank G. Tompkins;
Sixth circuit. Thomas F. McDow:
Seventh circuit. J. Gordon Hughes;
Eighth circuit, F. B. Grier; Ninth
circuit. J. H. Peurifoy; Tenth oircuit.
J. K. Hood; Eleventh circuit. C. M.
Efird; Twelfth cicruit. Henry Mul
SEVENTEEN MEN CLAITMEn.
Dread Beri Bert Atetacrs Crew of
Ill-Fated Ship~ Goodwin.
Captain Peter. of the good ship
Coodwin, wil1 probably make an ef
fort to recruit his greatly decreased
crew before he sails frm Savan
nah, Ga. The Goodwin got into port
on Tuesday of last week with 17
of its crew of 63 men short. The
Goodwin sailed from a Chilean port
November 18th, with a crew largely
made up of Lascars or East In
The men developed bert beri and
three of them died at sea. Others
ied at ports that were touched en
rorute to Savannah and at Monte
video, eight men had to be left be
cause they suffered with the disease.
Just before the Strait of Magellan
was reached the ship struck a heavy
sea and the carpenter was washed
overboard not to be seen again. Be
tween illness and fatalities of 17 ot
the crew who had orIginally sailedl
with the ship were missing when this
port was made.
Captain Peter said it was the wors;
voyage he had ever made. Tfls
three Lascars that dIed at sea. were
buried according to the rights of
followers of Mahomet.
KILLED OVER HORSE TRADE.
Third Killing in Locality in Short
Time Arous~e Citizens.
A dispatch from Anguila, Miss..
1ays the third killing in three day::
in that neighborhood1 took place.
Weid.esday of last wook on the Sun
Gower river near there. The fre
quency of such events of late ha.
aroused many of th.e citizens wh'o
hav. to~egraphe-! the governor ass
in:hat so:(dier~s Le. sent there Co
The.< tr: i:ro.y was the kilin.
'f Noah !'or0 il--fei:. r-cchant
Silver City 1,y Jesse Martin. a plan:
e-. :troub.le arose~ over a her.
trade. MIartin swapped Dorodarfsky
ai horse which he said would woi;t
:o a huzggy. The deand man, it is.
stated, claimed the animal wuld
not do ,s represented and wanted
-all the :rade off. which Martin r~
fused to do uvi rorodarisky cove.
ed him with a t.i.'Ol. Martin. at enc
went to his home. procured his !h~t
gun and me-ting Borodarfsky in rt*
road shot him.
One man was consumed by the
fames, and six others are in hos
ptals suffering with burns received
shortly after 3 o'clock Thurday
S morning, when a huge gasoline tark
-exploded at the soap plant of te
a Walker Brothers, on Herrs Island.
j afe iles from Plttshnur Pa.
ITwo Women and One Man Found Mr
dered in New York's East Side.
KILLED WITH HAMMER
The Man Was a Prosperous Young
Italian, and One of the Women
-Was His Wife and the Other Was
Probably His Wifo's Mother-Rob
bery Was Motive.
A trilIe murder was revealed In
an obscure flat in the heart of New
York's East Side. at No. 10 and 20
Montgomery street. at dusk Thurs
day. Two women and a man are
the victims, and the manner of death
was horrible. Gagged with silk
handkerchiefs and their heads erush
ed with a hammer or axe. they were
left bleeding and fully dressed on
the floor with a whimpering bull
terrier as companion for the dead.
Robbery was the motive. or else it
is another case of the Black Hand.
Salvatore Scalpone. a well-to-do
young Italian barber, his wife and
a middle-aged woman, believed to
have been Mrs. Scalpone's mother.
are the victims. His failure to ap
pear at his shop started an inves
Ligation, which resulted In the dis
covery of the crime. Policemen.
summoned by the janitor of the
apartment. entered the locked tat
by way of a fire escape.
In the kitchen Scaipoze's body
was found. It was t!ed to the door.
the fact battered beyond recognition
and lying in a great smear of blood.
Near his master stood the whining
bull dog. cowering and blood spat
tore-d. The animal hal peed sim
lessly from boDdy to body, sniffing
onie and then the other, staining
the floors crimson wtih his foot
prints and waiting for human aid.
In the next room were the bodies
of the women, gagged as was the
man. the handkerchiefs similarly
knotted and the heads battered as
if the same instrument had been
used on all three. But so weapon
with which such wounds could have
been Inflicted was found In the lat.
Inspection by the officers revealed
dire confusion: drawers w ere dump
ed out, cupboards ransacked, mat
tresses ripped open and every con
seivable hiding place for money or
valuables pried open. In a little
hallway the last traces of the mur
derer or murdererm were found.
There, concealed under a potato
sack was a basin half-iled with
bloody water. . blood-stained vessel
and a pair of overals. also blood
spattered. The water had probably
been crimsoned as the slayer washed
his hands before securely loeking
the apartment and making his es
ecape by the fire escape.
Whoever took the three lives
worked quietly, else next door neigh.
bors are confused in their state
ments. It was late at night that
the crimes were committed, for
Scapone worked as usual In his shop
until 10 o'clock.
Joseph Jingo. Scalpone's assistant
barber. alarmed at the failure of
his employer to appear for work
gave the frst clue to the muarder.
He called at the flat late in the
afternoon, found it locked and sum
moned the janitor. The two tried
the doc,r. but with n6 avail. Then
the police were called and by the
familiasr fire escape entrance stood
aghast before the three lifelesq
The police are of the opinion that
more than one person took part In
the murders for, with the bull dog
on ,guard and three persons to cope
with, one man would have been pow
'rI'oss. Also. it is shown that Scal
pones body had been dragged from
the dining room to the kitchen.
where it was tied. There is no di
rect clue, however, to the murder
TRAIN LEAPS OVER PRECIPICE
Tow Killed and Three Are Hurt in
A freight train jumped over a
precipice near Leadville a few dayi
ago on the Colorado M~dland Rail
way and two trainmen and Edwar-i
Davenport. of Van. Mich.. were kill
ed. and thr.'e other persons were
injured. Albiert Hfarter, of Grand
Rapids. Mich.. was slightly hurt.
.An extra freight, east-bound.
starred down the steep grade from
the oast port:' of the Busk-lvanho
tunn-: to Arkainsas Junction. At
Windy Point. on a sharp curve, th'
iocomtotiv.' and the eleve'n cars let:
'he track andt p~unzed do-wn a preei
pic. Th.- acrid-:7t was cause.d by .i
an.1 fotun'! Engine&er i-rcst tIf::: fo...
fronm his enia hu:ried under :1h.
ruins ot a box car. The body of
Fireman Rich w-is found iunder th
engine. cu:t in two. !')avenport was
found u:l.r a tix car.
AuZIusta Wide Open.
nrohibition law is practically of ar
for:" ir .x1Auu:. Tha town, he
says. is as wat ase it was ho'fore th'
Srate-wide prohihition law wa'
Mrs. Mary Do'nnan. ared ~.Z. fell
exhausted after fightin~ againsr the
blizzard a: PrnvI-ence. R. I.. and
died a few minutes later in a cal.
in which she was being taken to her
WRECK OF TRAIN
Canadian PaCifC Cars Pinge IU.
Waltes of Spaish Rirer.
And Nearly One Hundred Persons
Sustian Injuries-Passengers Meet
Death in the Cold Waters of the
River, Many Dead Found In the
Though It is impossible to se
cure names of the dead and injured
and details of the Canadian Pacinc
wreck reported on the "Soo" branch
of that line near Espanola, Mich.,
Friday afternoon, It Is asserted that
48 lIveS were lost and 92 passengers
According to reports the rear por
tion of a westbound train was de
railed by a broken rail on the bridge
over the Spanish river. A rst-classs
coach and dining car were submerg
ed. It is said. in the stream. All of
the killed are thought to have been
in those cars.
A special relief train with a u'D
marine diver aboard left the Soo
it 9 o'clock Friday night for the
scene of the wreck. Until the diver
reached the submerged- cars none of
the bodies of the dead can be res
cued nor the names of the victims
A portion of the injured were
transferred to Sudbury on a special
train where they are being cared for.
Espanola. the scene of the accident.
is 140 miles east of the Soo.
HEAVY FERTIIJZER SALE.
This Season's Business Probably
Greatest in Years.
The News and Courier says, "from
all reports, the fertilizer sales for
the present season are greater than
have been known in the business
in a number of years.
"The farmers seem to be invest
ing heavily in fertilizers, which
might Indicate an Increased crop
acreage, or perhaps, a desire to build
up lands that havie been heavily
taxed drring the past few years,
when the unancial condition of
many planters forced economy along
all agricultural lines. particularly
in the use of fertilizers. Practi
eally every farmer now has money
ahead, as the result of last season's
fne crops and high prices and at
least a portion of the surplus could
not be put to better use than that
of improving the soil.
"Another evidence of the pros
perity of the farmers is the fact
that many who have heretofore
bought their fertilizers on credit
have paid cash this season. Those
who have done so will be relieved
of the necessity of meeting heavy
obligations when their crops are
FLOWERS ON L.EE'S STATUTE.
Virginia Woman Honors Memory of
Great Southern Leader.
In an unusual, in fact, unpr+
sedented maner was the memory
of Robert E. Lee honored at the
capital at Washington on Wednes
day, despite the opposition which
developed in the senate Tuesday
against any action of the United
State. government looking toward
honoding the distinguished Confed
erate general. Members of congress
passing through statuary hall saw
the extraordinary addition to the
statute of a huge bouquet of flowers
adorning that of Gen. Lee.
These statesmen commernted upon
the departure, but those who had
expected to hear criticism on the
part of senators who opposed in the
upper house the reception of the
statute were disappointed. Inv.a
tigation revealed that the bouquet
bore a card reading:
"Mrs. George W. Bolling, R. E.
Lee Chapter. United Daughters of
the Confederacy. Falls Church. Va."
Attaches of the capital declared
that the plac!ng of the 11oweru on
a statue in the hall of fame in
homnor of the birthday of the man
thus commemnoratod marked a pre
cedent. Not a single employe re
memn~bere:i a similar occurren ce.
Price of Shoes to Rise.
The price of shoes is going up
The oilleial announceent to this
*ffect was made Monday at Boston
by the National Shoe Wholesale As
sociation. The association says that
th,- existing hi;:h price of Ieather
and manterialis make the increase
*a,-Utssary.V but that th.. new prices
will be so ad'::sted as "to permit
the addition. to eaca ;tradle of such
valno' as wi:! comp,-nsate the wearer
for increased cost."
Woman Awkward in skirts.
The ward-a of the j:ail at Montreal,
gu... iscov.red the. past week that
a 7-rsonl committedi two weeks ago
un'.-r th-- name of William Dubers.
;. v..ars old. is a woman. She ad
mi:teli has n:: mastqu-raded as a man
for 25 yeairs. most of the time gain
i her livirag as a deck hand on lum
har har;:es. "William" now is in
thA irdrmary of the- jail wearing a
skir:. which she $nds most awk
Sniclded on uay o te d~ad.
James Burton, a widely known
marine photographer, of New York,
committed suicide at the Lymbrook.
Long Island club on the anniversary
of the death of his wife, who a year
ao also died by her own act.
BOLL WEEVIL PEST
HAS COTTOy PLANTERS TOO
FRIGHTENED TO FIGHT.
Dr. Knapp Urges Farmers to Take
Heart and Combat Blue Devil's
and In%ect Pest.
Boll weevils have cost the UnILed
States untold nundreds of thousands
of dollars in the destruction of the
cotton crops, but most of it Is we
be charged against the "bIuf' that
the insect puts up. or rather. the
fear that its approach inspires.
According to Dr. Seaman A. Knapp
of the department of agriculture, the
average cotton planter was defeated
before he ever began to fght the
pest. Of all the drawbacks that een
front the cotton planter, Dr. Knapp
Is convinced that pessimism is the
worst. He said so plainly and em
phatigally at Memphis Wednesday in
an address on the weevil and the
evils that follow in its train.
"The frst and most serious of
these." he said. ''is the wave of
discouragement and pessimism in ad
vance of the weevil. Many honeit
but mistaken men affirm in advance
of the weevil, that cotton can not
be successfully made where the wee
vil appears. Immediately the banic
era and the merchants withhold
credit. Labor is compelled to leave.
The farmers do half work and fra
quently abandon a portion of their
crop. This frequently results in a
loss of 20 per cent before the wee
vil has done any damage."
This "beaten-in-advance" attitude.
Dr. Knapp went on to say. resulted
In the humiliating surrender of
planters and their "throwing up of
the sponge" in the second year.
wIth the resu:t that the weevil Is
erralzted a free territory i which
to ravage and multiply and tdi crop
falls to 25 per cent of its average.
".Much of this loss is failure to
plant, and to cultivate," he said,
with an earnestness that impressed
his audience. "I will give you nu
merous examples in proof of what I
say by quoting reliable government
figures and instances in Texas and
The speaker then submitted a
mass of statistical information touch
ing on conditions in many counties
in Texas and a number of the par
ishes of Louisiana. He insisted that
from 30 to 40 per cent of the de
cline in production in the second
year of the weevil was due entirely
o discouragement and the conequent
nability to obtain advances from the
bankers. 'All of this depression. Dr.
Knapp declared, was charged to the
boll weevil, while it rightfully should
be char-ed against the planters who
succumbed to opposition and threat
Followir.g up his arraignment of
he planters themselves. Dr. Knapp
furnished seven rules for the guid
nce of those who would fight the
st successfully. They are as fol
1. Early destruction of the stalks.
2. There must be better drainage
>f the soil so there will be a good
stand and the crop can be workal
soon after rains.
3. There must be excellent pro
;aration of the soil for planting
Plant early as the season will per
it and be safe.
4.~, Seed of an early maturing va
riety must be used; one that puts
ut its fruit limbs low on the stalk
and fruits heavily. Rows wider
apart tha': asual. The seed also
:ust be of the best 'uality.
5. Cultivation sb .uld be intes
6. Do not lay c- the cotton as
usual, but continue to cultivate until
he boils begin to open. Cotton is
thus made all the time. If the rules
>f producing cotton are followed a
good crop can be made.
In addition to giving rules for
the fight on the boll weevil .and the
prod uction of good cotton crops In
the face of all emergencies. Dr.
Knapp advised his hearers not to
forget that cotton was far from the
only crop worth while cultivating.
He declared the plantation should
produce all the food necessary for
men and live stock. and that, in ad
dition, the other crops should pay
:ost of the runni::g expenses of the
Concluding. ha 'saidI the de~ta lands
were the mo vatnable on thlc
tine::t. They w-sr.e intrinsica!!y
worth $2') an aer". *'ven if thu"
boll weevil w-'r'. an lich dee"p over
every foot of the. rol.
Caused by "I',pe."~
The North Carolinia corpnariet:
comissonhas r'*nde!red its doce'
ion as to raus~e of the~ wre~ck of a
n.ar (Gr,--.2'ro. on D).-ee~mber 1~,. in
tr:. comm.Icn has undei:
.;,:::::i i. :a- e: rmiss.ion at
Crushed to D~enth.
.\t Ft. Piere. Fla.. H.nry I
Kle. pp. a l'eading arch:i- :. and h:a -
r of th.' Florida --ast ecast, wasi
stanty kili' W \.-<:resday a!:.'rno
whena su;p,.rinntrdn the movinz o
a large~ ircon .aafe i:::o th.e n"ow court
amos.. The. workatn. in 5mme' un
acoiuntb: mann'-r. !et the hoist
i ealons-.. crushinc Mr. Klop
The cngregttion of the St. .Tame~
A. M. P. church, at Wilmitngton, D~e-.
has p!::ced the han on white dolls.
It was decided thIs week that black
mothers shall allow their offspring
to play with black dolls, as a matter
o ra e pride.