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VOL. xxIV MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUAR
Iwgo Cumfesses to K ofng W1h eI
m at SaUsah.
AWL TRIPLE CRME
Which Occurred on December 9 Lad
Bare by Prisoner in Cb.am, Ga..
County Jail, who was Artedted and
;HeN as a Suspect Five Days After
she Tragedy Occaned.
By his own stolid confesron Bing
bam Bryan. a negro. is the man.
who, on December 9. killed three
white women. Mrs. Eliza Gribble,
aged ,0; Mrs. Carrie Ohlander. her
daughter. and Mrs. Maggie Hunter.
in their home on Perry Street. in the
heart of Savannah.
The negro is a prisoner in the
Chatham county jail in Savannah and
has been in custody since he was ar
mted December 14 flr a minor
crime. The negro's story tallies to
minutest details with appearances
about the house of murders after
the dead women were found. His
story, simple. but terrible. follows
as he told It. He declares his mo
tive in entering Mrs. Gribble's home
was robbery only.
Bryaa said in his confession:
"I was working around the Gribble
house, cutting wood.
"I picked up a hammer in the lit
tle house In the yard and hid it in
the bosom of my shirt.
"Then I went in the back room
and went to work on a trunk. I was
trying to prize the trunk opea. and
-it made some noise.
"The old lady grabbed me from
behind and shook me pretty hard. I
took the hammer and gave her a
lick en the side of the head. The r
rMt lick did not knock her down,
and I gave her a second lick.
"Then the secend one came up.
the younger one, and grabbed me
at the door In the back of the ball.
and I gave her a lick with my list.
Then I hit her a lick with my bam
mer on the side of the head, but I
did not kill her.
"I heard a noise at the front door.
like some one wanting to come In. s
I tried to keep- her from coming In.
but she pushed the door opea and
came in. She grabbed hold of me:
I took her by the throat and choked
her with one hand. Then I gave her e
a lick with the hammer, but did b
not kill her. She was alive when
I left." *
Dr. C. W. Hicknman, f Augmata, 0h4 c
to Deahin Stet.
Dr. Charles W. Hickman. one of -
the most prominent physicians in the t
South. brother of Tracey L. Hickman.
- president of the Graniteville Manu- f
-facturing Company, was found dead ~
from gunshot wounds, at ten o'clock ~
Wednesady night, on the streets of D
Smmerville, the fashionable surburb b
of Augusta. The Hickmans live in
Sommerville and Dr. Hickman bad g
been at his brother's home, leaving
there shortly after eight o'clock. It
is recalled by residents of the neigh
borhood that three shots were heard -1
about that hour. There were two
'ronds, one in the head and one in
the body. The pockets bad been
riled and Dr. Hickman's watch had
been taken from his vest. It is not
known by the. faanily that Dr. Ilick
man had valuables or m ne- ID an.
extent on his person. There Is ne
clue to the murderer.
DON"r w CumsTurrANTY.
Attitude of Some converts is Rather
The influence of Christianity inr
Japan has been considerable, accord
ing to Baron Kikuchi, president ofr
the Imperial University of Kioto, who
will spend sevieral weeks studying ed-a
ucational institutions in this country.
"I do not think that Christianity
has bor-se at all upon the natixaal
thought of the Japanese," sad tne 1
baron in answer to a questio'lar. "it
* played no part whatever In the p.'Ct
Ical revolution which resulted in theC~
establishment of the empire. None
o'f the Janapese moral teachings corme
from the West "In fact the attitude
of some of the Christian cowvrts
among my people has not been ac
ceptable to the body of the nation
because they oppose our ren.-eac'
for the Emperor and our worehio of
the spirits of our ancestors."
Woman a fleroine.
At Va.ldosta, Ga., Mrs. J. W. Mc
Donald, mother of three little chil
dren, proved herself a heroine when
she saved them from her burning
home before daylight Wednesday
morning. Two littie girls who had
been carried from the house by the
mother went back to their room and
went to bed again. Mrs. MfcDonal'i
saved them just as the roof of the
house fell in.
Very Narrow View.
The Detroit News says President
Taft's statesmanship as well as !54
ideas or administration are al Sun.
med up In the words "Republican
party." Witness what he says to
Pinchot in dismissing him."By your
conduct you have destroyed yorr use
fulness to those who hold the repub
lican party as the government."
Burning of an Old Church.
Erected one hundred and four
years ago, the First Methodist Church
of Sparta. Ga.. was destroyed by fire
Wednesday afternoon. A piano and
a memorial slab to Bishop Pierce was
PASSED THE HOUSE
REPRESENTATIVES WANT STATE
Adopt the Measure Which Was Kll
ed by the Senate a Few Days Ago
by Small Majority.
On Wednesday the House passed
the Richards Statewide prohibition
bill. U now goes to the Senate. The
Senate has already killed a dupli
cate of the bill. The kdea seems to
have been simply to pass a bill to
show that such could be done by the
House. It was passed in ridiculous
shape. for it provides, as adopted.
that the State shall have State-wide
prohibition in January. 1910-pure
ly a fction. The Senate has express
ed Itself so decisively against State
wide prohibition that no different re
ult is now expected. and the status
xisting January 1. 1910. will be
maintained, at least for another year
is far as the liquor situation is con
The following members voted for
rohibition: Joshua W. Ashley. Bod
e. Bowman. Bowers. Boyd. Brice.
3. H. Brown. W. D. Bryan. Bunch.
&aatrell. Carey. Carrigan. Carter.
.eley. Clary. Coker. Daniel. Isaac
Odwards. Fraser. Fultz, W. J. Gib
on. Greer. Hall. Hamer. Hines. Hor
;*r. Hydrick. Irby. Kibler. Lawson.
.ee. McEachera. McKeown. Mann.
dobley. Nicholson. Nunnery. Patter
on. Richards. Ridgell. G. M. Riley.
V. L. Riley. Robertson. Roessler.
carborough. B. A. Shuler, Chas. A.
4mith. D. L. Smith. M. L. Smith.
1pears. Stanley. Stubbs. Jared D.
allivan. Utsey. Way. Whatley, Win
*. Wyche-60. - s
The following voted against prohi
ition: R. S. Whaley. Speaker. Mel
in J. Ashley. Ayer, T. P. Brown. F.
L. Bryan. Carwile. Cosgrove. Coth- d
an. Door. Duvail. Foster. Garris. r
lassock. Graham. Wade C. Harri
on. Jaksoun. Lane. Leland. Lng- b
lck. McMahan. Mars. Paulling.
tucker. Sandlers. Sawyer. Seibels.
mkins. Singleton. Tobias. Vander g
orst. Wade. Wells. Williams. W. B.
ilson, Jr., Wright.-36- 2
TRAIL GETTING TOO WARM* <
o the Bafingee Crowd Calls ina a
Lawyer or Two. ti
When the Balhin:er-Pinchot inves
gation began iZ was given out tha'
allinger would not be represented a
y counael as he was satisfied that d
le committee would exonerate him
i he had done no wrong. 'ut se
al has gotten so hot that acting on
suggestion of Senator Nelson. chair
an of the Ballinger-Pincb3t con
ressional investigalon committee. d
ist the "other side" should be re
esented by an attorney who wouldc
oss-examine the witnesses. It was
amounced that at future hearings
ither H. H. Schwarta. chief of the
ld service or Fred Dennentt, eom
issoer of the laud offie wsill be
preented by counsel. Nelson's
oposal was considered by Taft and
s cabinet. The cabinet confereene 1
Commended that Secretary Ballin
r should be represented by counsel.
RODE TO DEATH.
seribe Journey of Boy on a b
Huge Ice Floe.
Death was the station where 12- l
ear-old Albert Pakulate debarke i 1
fter an exciting and terrible 18 c
ille ride down the Naugatiek river ~
s Connecticut. on an ice fios
hosands of people witnessed por
Ions of the boy-s perilous trip mn
undreds of men made efforts to
ave him. but all in vain.
A boat could not live in crunch
g mass of ice, rocks and debr is, an'
e only hope for the lad was tha
e cake of ice on which he wa.'
iding would be caught by an eddi
d carried near the shore. But at
emained in zhe middle of the streamt
Ltil it was caught in an undemtw.
.nd the boy was dragged unde~r some
g ad drowned.
The boy was playing with the ic
a a cove near his home at Water
bury. Cona.. when his foot 'lippe '
Lnd he fell into the river just as
a immense ice fioe drifted hy. H. -
lambered up on the cake which sooi
irifted out to midstream and the
oy was held a helplens prisoner .
For 13 miles he drifted down th -
tream encouraged by the shouts o'
is would-be rescueres who raced
iong the stream but could make n'
ucesful effort to get the hoy frotr
is perilous position. Finally t iea
-ake and the boy disappeared whe.'
'n undertow drew them under som.
A dispatch from Paris says when
the nuns acting as nurses learned
that the building used as a Red CrosE
post and owned by Placide Alexandre
Astier. radical socialist deputy, he
oned to a socialist and freemason.
they declined to remain, saying they
feared excommunication. Thereupon
the Countess d'Haussonville ordered
that the place be evacuated.
Flarman Kills Engineer.
At Birmingham. Ala.. J. R. Her
ring, an engineer on the Southern
railway, was shot and instantly hill
ed Wednesday night by George Dew
gre a flagman. The shooting fol
lowed a quarrel between the two
men over train orders.
Wild Goosae Chase
Robt. E. Peary, reputed discoverer
of the north pole, made a proposition
to the National Geographic Society.
which, If accepted, will mean an
American expedition to be on the way
to discover the unconquered south
le next fall.
SAVED THE CREW
From Steamsi [enbck Whic Sack Off
Coast by Ai of
Vessel Sprang a Leak After Being
Buffeted by Storms-Nearly Fifty
3fea Transferred to the Mallory
Liner Alamo, wbose Assistanqe
was Secured Ih% Wirelcss.
The News and Courier on Friday
old a thrilling sea tale of how forty
six men had been rescued from a
;inking steamship at sea by the aid
yf the wireless telegraphy. The
teamship was the Kentucky. and
ihe was on her way to Seattle from
N'shingion. The rescue was mad
y the Mallory Liner Alamo a hun
red miles or more off the coast.
The foundering vessel when the
klamo reached her at 3:50 o'clock
hursday afternoon was in lattitude
2.46 and longitude 76.43 according
o a wireless message received from
he rescuing steamer as she came
longside the Kentucky. Then bit
y bit out of the air came the elec
nc fashes to the station of the
inited Wireless Company at Savan
ah telling of the rescue in small
oats of Capt. Moore and his men.
First word of the Kentuck's pi;ht
cky was received at Savannah at
o-clock Thursday morning. The
harp call, "S. 0. S." which has tak
m the place of the famous "C. Q
C. as the insistent call of a ship
i distress, was received and imme
lately the Savannah operator began I
!peating the call. The bonuardment d
f the call reached the liner Alamo,
und from New York to Galveston.
The Alamo put oa full speed. 1
onting her nose in the direction 1
iven by the Kentucky. and as she d
re within range Af the latter's
2pposed position . began to sea' r
tick, black smoke from her funnels
> give heart to the crew of the dis
bled vessel and warning of the ap
roach of rescue. C
In the wireless room of the Ken
tcky sat Operator W. G. McGinnis
immering away on the call fo: sI.,11
id receiving the assurance that help k
as coming as fast as the engines of d
liner and two revenue cutters could
Ive them. It is eveident of his
roism'that Capt. Moore thanked
Le operator for his work and the 9
scued crew cheered him.
He sat at his Instrument until wa
r rushing in. drowned out the
rnamo that enabled him to send out a
a signals. Then the wireless was
cked and the Kentucky's crewc
uld but wait until the vessel was
>und. Just as the electricity failed
ie first sign of smoke from the Ala-a
o's ires was seen.
The work of transerring the crew
as attended with little danger.
ireless reports are to the effect
Lat no one was injured. the boats
the Alamo and the Kentucky be
g used to transport the forty-aix
The Alamo did not stand by until
e sea had claimed the Kentucky.
t proceeded towards her own des- s
tution. It was evident that the ~
entucky could not stay above water
ing. Capt. McIntosh -of the Mal
ry liner, learned that the revenne s
tter Yamacraw, which was inter- C
~pted at sea while In search of a C
erelict. was rushing towards the S
entucky and left to the Government .1
ssel the task of seeing the end of f
ae sinking steamer.
She was originally the LUncoin. anco
i service on the Florida coast. Sail-| ;
ag from New York she touched at js
ewport News. leaving there Fsbru- 1
ry 2. Almost immediately she !
und herself in rough seas, which t
uffeted her sides and opened her r
hams. Heavy weather was encoun-|
tred off Cape Hatteras and grave
sar were felt lest the steamer might
di he bones to the hundreds already
the graveyard of the Atlantic.
The Kentucy Thursday morning|
egan leaking very badly, and Capt.'
oore saw It would be useless to
ttempt to navigate his ship further.
'hen the shorp call for aidbegan to
o out in every direction.
The Kentucky was built at Bath.
te.. thirteen years ago. She was
00 feet over all, strangely enought.
he was equipped with wireless not
nore than two weeks ago and was
n her first voyage after being equip
>ed when the apparatus served to
ave the lives of all on board. There
rent down with the ship $1,500
rorth of new silverware that had
ust been placed aboard her.*
By a decision of the supreme court
ednesday W. B. Avant. whao w~as
onvicted in Georgetown severa.
nonths ago on the charge of killing
Wisj Ruth Crisp Bigham and who
mas been held at the penitentiary for
he past several weeks, will be lib
rsted pending an appeal to the su
preme court, provided he can furnish
bond in the sum of $3,000.
This is a Sad Case.
At Richmond. Va.. Judge Crutch
ed was moved to pity when Hunter
Ingram, 14 years old, was hauled be
?ore him, charged with stealing a
loaf of bread, which the lad said he
took for his starving mother. The
judge dismissed the case. The t.at
was passed around the c-ourt room.
co~eting $15 for the boy and his
A Freak Bill.
Representative J. H. Foster has
introduced a bill prohibiting washe'
woen from wearing their patrons
SLA N BY HER LOM
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY ENACTED
Young Woman Dental Student Killed
by Medical Student from Persia
who Committs Suicide.
Leaving behind him two rather
rambling and incoherent letters, Eli
Jah Baba Badal. a Persian. 31 years
old, a student at the Unive.-sity of
Maryland School of Medicine a* Bal
timore Thursday afternoon shot and
instantly killed Miss Marie Lewso1,
24 years of age, of Portland. Me.. a
student of dentistry at the same in
stitution, and then shot himself, dy
ing shortly afterward.
The letters, which were enclosed
in an envelope addressed to the sul
cide's brother. N. E. Badal, 1.717
West 9th St.. Des Moines. Iowa, were
found in an inner pocket of Badal's
clothes. One of them bore the da'
of Janiuary 19 and the other that of
They told of Badal's love for Miss
Lewson. and his belief that she re
:iprocated It fully until her mind was
poisoned against the Persian by a
boarding house mistress. wno came
3etween them, the letters stat?. The
ragedy occurred at a boarding house
n West Lafette street. just after the
)air had finished their midday lunch
Conflicting stories regarding the
elations of the couple to each other
were set afloat. Badal became enam
Pred of her, friends of the slain wo
nan say, but she resented his atten
ions, although it Is said their re
ations were outwardly pleasant until
hursday. when, at breakfast and
unch. a marked coolness was observ
d in their manner towards one
Some time after the shooting the
olice found a letter written by Ba
al, telling of his intention to com
aitt the deed. He declared that he
ad loved tbs woman, and that she
Dyed him a"- encouraged him to
ontinue his attentloa. Then sud
enly she apparently turned against
Im. and without giving him any
eason, refused to have anything
iore to do with him. Badal wrote
hat he carried the revolvrO for some
hme intending to slay her, but he
oUld never summon the nerve to do
A close girl friend of the slain wo
tan said that Badal was deeply in
)ve with Min Lewson. but that she
Id not care for him at all, and often
made light of him. Badal spoke im
erfect English. which amused Miss
,ewsen, who It is said, used to an
er the man by laughing at his ef
arts to talk English fluently.
'Fellow students of Badal knew
ttle about him save that he was of
serious disposition, and very relig
>us. It was understood that he
ame from Persia to get an educa
on in this country and that would
t him to return to his native land
s a medical missionary. He was
uch a devout Christian, it is said-.
dat his zeal approached fanatic
ENDURED ALL FOR SOIENiCE.
'eid Museum Agent Has Returned
from the Philippines.
Broken in health after many hard
hips and perilous adventures en
untered in the Island of Luzon, P.
,Dr. C. I. Sims of the Field Mus
um of Chicago. arrived at San Fran
Isco Monday on the steamer Man
huria. He brought with him 3,e00
peciment collected by himself and
.000 collected by William Jones, his
i-iend and assocIate In the field muns
urn, who was killed by the Igorotes.
Overtaken on October 17 by a ty-1
hoon in the Luzon mountains, de
erted by his native attendante, Dr.
urms, his clothing having been de
troyed by a camp fire, wandered for
bree days on the mountain tops
aked and starving. StJ'l the scien
1st clung to his specimens which are
alued at $20.000.
SAVED FROM STARVING.
Ldrift Several Days on Ocean With
out Anything to Eat.
News of the fishing smack Cava
ier, 31 days out from Pensacola.
rla., was brought to New Orleans on
ruesday by the Norwegian steamer
Biiram from Bluefields. Nicaragua.
til of the Cavalier's crew are safe.
>ut the vessel is badly damaged. The
Biram found the Cavalier floating
telplessly in thie -gulf on January 27.
rIe crew reported that a storm had
badly crippled the smack about a
Neek before, snapping the main
boom, smashing the dories, carrying
rway the bowstay and doing ether
iamage. Provisions were scanty and
the crew had been put on half ra
tions. Finally what little they had
cave Out and when sighted by the
Hiram not a man of the Cavalier's
crew had tasted food for several
Kills Child and Self.
Another child murder startled New
York Monday. It occurred in a house
on East Fifteenth street. where 'i
man shot and killed one child, then
wounded another, and then killed
himself. The police are following
the theory that the man may have
been the slayer of the two boys shot
while co-asting recently.
Broke I'p Machine.
The colored chaffeur of Dr. Ed
ward F. Parker. of Charleston
went for a joy ride without the per
mission of Dr. Park-r. taking with
him two companions. The machine
collided with a wagon and was
smashed. The ciaffeur and his two
coampanions are mnissineg
WILL DO GREAT GOOD
CORN BREEDERS OF THE STATE
The Movement Will Mean a Great
Deal to the Development of the In
For the purpose of providing bet
ter corn seed not only for the mem
bers of the association, but for ev
ery farmer in the State the South
Carolina Breeders' association was
organized in Columbia on Tuesday.
with a membership of 30. Those
in attendance were representative
farmers from all sections of -the
State and there was a lively interest
displayed in all of the proceedings
of the meeting. It was urged upon
the members that it is necesary to
breed corn seed that will be adapt
able to this climate. The organiza
tion was perfecteu and many of the
details for the future of the organiz
ation worked out. The following
particulars of the meeting we clip
from The State.
A. G. Smith. farm management
agent in this state of the United
States department of agriculture, an
bounced at the convening of the
mneeting that A. E. Gonzales. presi
ient of The State company, had giv
in $1,000 to be used as premnums
lor those that do the best corn breed
ng within the next two years. J.
. Harper stated to those present
hat he would offer a prize of $25
,or the best ear of corn produced !n
he State during the present year.
rhe members of the association will
:ave the privilege of entering their
ipecimens in the State corn con
est and in the national contest. The
lessions of t he association were held
a the ofice of Commissioner Wat
A resolution was passed indcrs!x.
he proposed corn expositio4 t be
held in Columbia ne=t fall aud a
:ommittee 'was appointed to take
he matter up with the Columbia
hamber of ccomerce.
It was decided to memorladz the
egislature to pass an act calilag fcr
he inspection of all seed. This bill
rill be of the same nature as the
neasures calling for the inspe:t'.on of t
ommercial foodstuffs. and Ilumniant
ng oil now pending before the gea
ral assembly. Speeches by the mem
ers of the association present Indi
ated that the farmers of tha State t
rere having to buy seed of an in- i
erior nature and that an insos-eion
rould prevent this. It was also
>rought out that the Corn Broders' t
asociation had been organiz ed foy
he purpose of securing better seed.
After the organization of the asso
lation had been perfected the fol- '
Dwing officers were elected: A. D t
Iudson, Newberry county, president: 'T
.L. Baker, Bishopville, vice-presi- c
ent; R. K. Hayes, Dillon county. I
ecretary and treasurer.t
There were 30 charter members of
he association, of which over 25 i
rere present at the meeting yester
Lay. The following are the member" ~
t the association: J. N. Harpur, t
~lemson college; A. D. Hudson, New- t
erry; Ji. B. Douthit, Pendleton; J. ~
V. Bowden, Anderson; D. N. Barraw. S
:lemnson college; J. A. Shanklin, Co- t
umbia: L. L. Baker, Bishopville; f
Vm. Lykes, Lykesland; P. B. Balley
,.aureas: R. K. Hayes, Page's Mill;:
I. Harris, Pendleton; W. T. Walker.
llackville; J. P. Garrick, Woaton; e
'hos. Taylor, Jr., Columbia; E. A.
Erown. Camden; W. D. Byrd, Lau
ens; W. J. McKinnon, Lykesland;
.D. Fooshe, Coronaca: J1. H. Hanna. t
lfford; L. T. Chappell, Lykesland;
L. E. Gonzales. Columbia; L . R.
Ebompson, Pendleton: W. F. Cleve- I
and, Ridgeway; E. J. Waun, Cc-i
umbia; C. A. Woods, Columbia:
iamuel Dibble. Orangeburg; R,. W.t
dyers. Beech Island; C. F. H~arris.
A committee consisting of Messrs.
larper. Smith and Kyle was appoi'i- I
d to prepare full instructions for
~tarting the work of the Corn B:eri- I
ng association, the result of the I
a-brk of the committee to be dis- -
ributed as a bulletin or circular. 1
rhe committee appointed to take up I
he matter of a corn exposition with I
he Columbia Chamber of commerce
w~as composed of the following:
Miessrs. HIudson, Walker, Hayes
Smith and Baker.
A committee consisting of Messrs.
Hudson. Walker, Fooshe and Baker
was appointed to present a resolution
to the ways and means committee
asking for an apporopriation of $500
to be used in furthering the associa
The following resolution was pass
ed by the association and will be pre
sented to the ways and means com
"Reso'ved, That a committee of
three be appointed by the president
of this association to go before the
committee on wz,3 and means of the
house of representatives and the fi
nance committee of the senate and
earnestly urge that an appropriation
of $500 be made for the purpose of
furthering the -.urposes of this as
sociation; said appropriation to be
expended under the direction of the
president of this asscciation and the~
State commissioner of agriculture."
A. G. Smith, in speaking of the
Corn Breeders' association and its
purposes. Tuesday said:
"It takes four things to maace good
corn in South Carolina-seed, soil,
cultivation and fertilization. It is
the object of the Corn Breeders'
'ssociat ion to provide better seedi
corn, not only for the members of the
organization but for the farmers of
tho State. It is practically impos
ible to secure well-bred seed that
is known to be high-yielding, and
that will produce a progeny that is
true to type.
"Every state in the Union that
preiuces a large amount of corn has
Auther W.ploSion Which wpes out
Seventy More Human Lives.
A TERRIBLE DISASTER
One of the Best Equipped Coal Mines
in the Republic of Mexico the
Scene of a Mining Calamity-The
Number of Injured Equal to that
of the Dead.
One of the greatest disaster in the
history of Mixican coal mining. whicb
has heretofore experienced several
crushing blows. resulting in a trem
e dous loss of human life, took plaC"
early Wednesday in the Palau mint
t Las Esperanzas, Mexico. The toll
>f human life which paid the penalty
>f negligence on the part of some
niner is officially placed at seventy,
while the list of injured numbers
early as many, principally Mexicans
The explosion occurred in the No.
shaft of the coal mine of the Es
eranzas Mining Company, and Is at
ributed to the ignition of gas by
hme flame of a miner's cigarette.
About 8.30 o'clock those at work
bove round were startled by loud
xploslons. and almost immediately
vast cloud of dust and smoke is
ued from the mouth of the shaft.
As soon as the air in the shaft
ould be purifed suffciently to per
nit rescuers to descend, many volun
eers were ready to risk their lives
a an endeavor to succor their strick
n brothers below.
Three cages were soon lowered, all
>aded to their utmost capacity with
miners bent on rescuing their com
ades. In the first and second levels
verything was found to be intact
nd beyond being terribly frightened
he men working in these levely were
They were brought to the top as
apidly as the cages could be loaded.
In the third level a terrible sight
et the eyes of the rescuers. Scat
red about in many positions in the
rorkings they found the bodies of
e men, suffocated, their faces indi
ating in many Instances the bitter
ght they had waged to reach pure
r and safety.
The workers were augmented by
he addition of many other able-bod
d men and immediately be-an to
ork in relays, searchIng for and
arrying to the surface the bodies of
heir dead and dying companions.
After the lapse of six hours work.
xty-five bodies were brought to the
arface, while nearly forty injured
en were removed to hospitals for
eatment. Three of these have died.
he injured owe their miraculous es
ape to the fact that they were work
g at points in the third stage of
e workings, where they were par-ti
Ily protected from the on-rush of
Screaming women and children
rere congregated about the mouth of
e shaft awaiting with hope the
ringing out of their loved ones; a
ope which was in almost every 4n
ance turned to despair as body af
er body was brought to the sur
State representatives were imme
lately sent to the scene and placed
t entire charge of the work of res
e and investigation.
The Palan is one of the best equip
ed coal mines in the Republic of
eico. It has an adequate ventilR
ug system, is provided with electric
Ights, and the mining officials are
tterly at a loss to account for the
resece of mine damp in No. 3
No stone will be left unturned by
e company to afford relief for thec
ufferers. The bodies of the dead
ere Interred Thursday.
s continually improving the seed
d ft was necessary for South Caro
a to have the same sort of organiz
tion before corn growing could be
leveloped to the highest point. Corn
hat has been bred up will yield 10
er cent. more or better thai corn
hat has not been bred up. In other
-ords, South Carolina is losing at
east 3,000,000 bushels a year in
he yield, owing to the poor Quality
pf seed. Members of the association
ho breed corn along the lines laid
lown in the meeting will be able to
arantee seed that will be high
"Rules for the corn contest are
ei mapped out by which The
state will give $1.000 in premiums
or those that do the best breeding.
rhe corn is to be bred in the year
1910 and -:ucceeding years. In 1911
comparison will be made betwe-'n
he corn that is bred up and the corn
that has not been improved, and the
breeders who have made the greatest
mprovement In yields will receive
$500 in prizes In 1911 and $500 in
91. This contest will be open to
any farmer in the State who wishes
to enter the contest.
"The local agents of the United
EStates farm demonstration work will
assist the farmers who are breeding
corn in harvesting the breeding plots
and selecting seed for the coming
year. The corn division of the Unit
ed States department of agricultur-e
will furnish the plans for breeding.
The office of farm management will
have general supervision of the con
test It is the intention of these
various departments to foster the or
ganizatIon as far as possible until the
contest is concluded. At the end of
that time the farmers of the State
should understand corn breeding
sufficietly to conduct the organiza
tion without assistance. It is be
lieved that this association has been
organized along the best lines of any
corn breeders' association that has
ever been organized In the United
I TUCK BY FOOTPAD
A 1OLDM THIEF ON THE STREETS,
Negro Attacka Three Different Wo
men in Twenty-four Hours In That
Three attacks on white women
within 24 hours by a negro footpad
prompted posses of armed citizens to
search, under the guidance of p olice
offcials, through Thursday night, but
without capturing the culprit. Re
wards have been offered and the
search will be continued until the
highwayman or highwaymen, as the
case may be, is apprehended.
Two of the attacks occurred with
in an hour Thursday. Mrs. J. G.
Gerbit was first accosted but whPn
she replied to the demand for h er
purse with a blow across the face I
with her umbrella and a scream for t
help, the negro took to flight
An hour later Miss Anna White
was struck several blows with a
pistol after she had offered' the man
her purse. Grabbing the monev and
several packages she dropped, the t
ootpad made away before her cri'.s
for assistance were responded to.
Both attacks occurred in a fashion
ble resident sections of Merphis.
The other occurrence was on Tues- s
lay night when Mrs. Jennie Dafroth I
was struck across the head and fell
ed as she entered the home of a
relative. From the descriptions giv
n in each Instance it is thought prob- 0
Lble that the same negro committed
he three assaults. 0
SCHOOL GIRL ROBBER.
Waned Entrance to Room of Victim t
in a Clever Way. a
A clever female "Rafnes" with the ti
Lppearance of a high school girl, has *i
nade her debut in Kansas City. The
,rl appeared at the home of Miss D
Azzie Evans Thursday and asking te
or the latter, was told that Miss tt
Mvans was not at home. A
"All right," she said. "I'll just go
iptairs and wait for her to return.'
At the top of the stairs, William
>ans, the"girl's father, met the bur
,lar. Again she asked for Miss Ev
s and was Informed the girl was o1
ot at home.
Taking it for granted that the call- t
r was a friend of his daughter, Mr. i
vans permitted her to go into Miss tC
vans' room. When the latter re- P
urned home in the evening the d
tranger had dIsappeared. Several r
raists, skirts and numerous toilet
rtcles had also disappeared.
CHOKED ON FREE LUNCH. tc
'ailed to Swallow Piece of Meat He
At Louisville, Ky.. Henry V. Wolff. Ix
ouncilman from the eleventh ward. e<
hoked to death Tuesday on a piece ~
>f meat which he was endeavoring ~
o swallow at a free lunch counter ~
n a saloon at Tenth and Market
Mr. Wolff. who is a clerk for the :c
outhern railway, felt the pangs or hi
Lunger a couple of hours after break- si
ast and, going to the saloon to ap- 2
ease his appetite, attacked the free et
unch. He had taken but a few bites :n
rhen he was seen to grow black in C
he face and fall to the floor. A ae
hyscan wns hastily summoned, but si
he man died of suffocation before si
HOW FIRES START. t
Maces Damaged Matches on the Stove l
to Dry Them. I
The Newark, N. J.. police believe~
hat they have averted a serious tene-h
nent house fire and perhaps saved
he lives of many by the seizure of
10.000.000 matches in an Italian flat
ouse. The matches had been pur
xhased by Solomon Paplowsky after
hey were damaged by water. When
:he police entered Solomon was dry
ng them over a stove in the hope ofA
naking them marketable.0
Refuse to Hear Bailey. p
Senator Joe Bailey of Texas won'! p
address the legislature. The proposi- t:
tion to invite him was so vigorously 9
attacked in the senate Wednesdai a
that Senator Weston withdrew it s
Graydon. Sinkler and Clifton riddled1 c
Bailey on the score of corporation rl
taint. Graydon particu larly attacking
the Texan on his Standard Oil con-3
Blows Off His Mouth.
Sensational newspapers were undet
the fre of Speaker Cannon's invectivt
Wednesday night when he addressed
the Washington Loyal Legion at its
ZSth annual banquet- To the "yel
lows" he charged the murders of Lin
coln. Garnield and McKinley. claiming
that the murderers had been inflamed
At Augusta. Ga.. Mrs. Henry Weis
eger. of 2S8 Walker street, wh!le
standing in tront of an open fireplace
Wednesday. turned to speak to a vis
itor. As she did no her dre'ss caugh'
flre. and before the flames could be
controlled she was fatally burne-d.
A Human Brute.
At Morgantown. W. Va.. August
Gillis seized by the legs the two-year
old baby of F. H. Johnson and beat
ts head against an iron bed when
its cries threatened to awaken the
household. Th. :.:hild's mother broke
In the House Of epPeMsteS Ovaie
fy the Committee, After a Short b9t
Acrimonous HeAang, in Which
the Democrats Acue the Repub
cens of Breaking Faith in Bm,
ing the BIll
After a short but torrid open hear
ng. replete with personal disputes
nd acrimonious utterances, followed
y an execLtive session of an hour.
so filled with dissension, the house
'ommittee on merchant marine an.1
Lsheries Thursday by a vote of 10
o 7 voted to report favorable to the
ouse the administration bill on ship
bsidy as introduced b-y Reprseata
Ten Republicans voted in favor of
he bill and five Democrats and two
Lepublicans against it. The tU*
bolters" were Wilson (Ills.) and
wasey (Me.). Representative Hob
3n. reported to be for the bill. and
[aynard of Virginia, against It. both.
emocrats, were absent.
The Democratic members of the
immittee were greatly wrought uP
rer what they characterized the
'oallroading" of the measure with
2t consideration or opportunity to
nend it and they held a meeting In
e room of Representaive Champ
lark, the minority leader, to map
t the future party course against
te bill. It is expected that the
easure wil meet with the most
bborn opposition wlen It reaches
Le house and that one of the 'nard
It ghts of the session will then be
Representative Spight, ranking
mnocratic member of the commit
e, will le a minority report against
e bill. Mr. Spight declared with
gor that Representative Humphrey
td his Republican associates, In
shing the ship subsidy bill through
ie committee. had Ibroken Szith
d had taken unwarranted action.
Mr. Spight said Chairman Green
the committee had assured him on
ednesday that no vote would be
ken at the meeting Thursday and
at the minority and those opposed
ship subsidy would be given am
e opportunity to be prepared for a
ial vote when taken. Mr. Green -
formed Mr. Spight after the meet
g that he did not make any promis
for Mr. Humphrey and could not
event the latter bringing his bill
Mr. Humphrey declared that am
e consideration had been given to
.e bill and if it were delayed long
that a measure to take Its place
uld be reported in the Senate.
reply to this the Democrats stat
that the bill had been given no
asideraton whatever by aDybody
d ithat it had not even bee3n read
Thursday's hearing was first given
the subject, and the opposition
the bill pointed out that those
ard today were In favor of ship
bsidy but wer-e opposed to parts
the Humphrey bill. The Demo
its desired to offer several amend
ets and Representatives Sulzer,
ark of Florida and Kusterman had
enfed the committee that they de
red hearings on their own ship
-The action of the Republicans
an outrage." declared Representa
e Alexander of the committee.
Ce were given no chance to con
dr te bill or to be heard upon
In the face of direct promises
eyy have 'railroaded' this bill
rough. It is an Insult to the
Inrity of the committee, to the
>se Itself and to the country at
The executive session of the com
Ittee was characterized by tense
eiing. The Detuocrats endeavored
secure an adjournment and to
nend the bill but were voted down.
n mendment was offered striking
at the subsidy sections of the bill
:t it was lost.
In answer to the Impassioned ap
els of the DeiocratS Mr. Hum
lireys turned a deaf ear, answering
iat immediate action on the bill
'as imperative. When the final vote
as aken it was shown that Repre
tt'tve Humphreys had figured
>rectly on a safe majority for his
The open hearing given to the
erhhants' Association of New York
eted in a row between M r. Hum
hs and Attorney James C. Dough
rt repreentnlg the association,
:nmdlatey following which Mr.
[unhre's moved that the commit
*se go into executive session and con
ider the bill without hearing further
Good lace to Live.
Junction City, Ky., the town see
nd in size in Boyd county,, cites as
nn nusual record that during th"
Las twelve months there was not a
innz police court case. Policenman
Cle. who preserves the law in that
comunity of 1.100 resIdents has
innnuced his intention or cultivat
lng a tobacco crop this year as a
Choked to Death on Meat.
At least one death in Chicago can
be harged up to the meat boycott.
Wednesdy night after a vegetarian
die of tour days Goff Peller, a sign
paiter, could resist no longer and
bega ravenously upon a huge bee
stake nd choked to death on almost
th e frmouhful