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VOL. IV MANING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 279
FLE To UVE
nrchi.....~ha mmse a
By the Rioters and the Missionaries
Sfer Many OUtes at the Band6
of the Lawless Cnes-Thirty
Students Weft Barned to De" In
Their Scool House.
The Chinese are still on the war
path. and the situation in Hunan
proVince is reported as critical. Wo
men and children are fleeing for
their lives from Chansha the capital.
A number of villages near that city
have been reduced to ashes by na
tive mobs. The country is placarded
with threats to kill all foreigners.
This disquieting news was brought
by missionary refuges who arrived
at Hankow'from Changsha and near
by- missionary stations. Many of
them had travelled tbzrty miles on
foot and reached the 1Yang-Tse-KI
ang river in rags. Their houses haid
been burned, and they lost all of
their personal effects. -
Trhe mIssionaries stated that gun
boats in the river had their guns
trained upon Changshe' and nearby
points and have afforded a refuge for
many of the mlsslonles. Three
thousand Chinese Imperial soldiers
are occupying the strategic points of
the capital and detatchments are be
ing hurried to the outlying districts
where rioting is reported.
qfany Chinese have been killed. In
one instance a technical school was
/ set afre and thirty students were
burned to death
When vessels approached Chang- t
ab to rescue the imperilled ones the I
hinese mobs saturatJ the junka <
with kerosene oil from looted sta
fioss of the Standard pi Company
and setting them afire, illowed them
to 1oat down the streams in an at
tempt to are the oncoming steam
The victory of Hunan provin::e and
the Governor of Changsha asA-3d
that they have the situaton in hand.
ad that order Is practicallY r
stored. but the misonades 6sy that I
they suer outrages. ,
The telegraph wires to the west
wao ot -the disturbed distriet have
bee cut down. Xany WSuionaries. C
Aercn, French and Norwegian re'- I
nain at outlying-posts. -
- The British consul at Changar.
-Wo Sam ''If one foreignqer had t--en b
kiled a massacre probably woui3 d
hae folowed. the British c-nsul- 3
ate was burned be-%zse It empto'e t
n-Me from another province In the 9
onstruction of buIl-itgIS.1
The monetary lo-a toi forelcn In. t
teessis believed no. to have 'men
geThe Standar' e0C Cc.iipany I
has lost a few tasanz aens f 2
Second VTldm of Mystetoe Murder
The body of Tom Cason, a hard
woring negro. was found In the
woods In Gantt township in Green
ile County Friday. .A gunshot
wound In the abdomen told how the
man had died. From what can be
learned of the mystery..It appears
tere exists a feud amonrg the negro
famiies of that neIghborhood, this c
being the second mysterious killing
itin the week. The row started
last Sunday at camp meeting, when
the negro who was found dead. acc
dentaly stopped on the foot of a
Co3Mn Case is Likely Never to i
Be TrIed in Cort
At Columbia Olindo Scessa an Ita'
nndressmrwhohs en in jil
for several weeks without bail charg
e4 with criminally assaulting the I
wife of a Columbia watchmaker. was
Thursday released on a five hundred
dollar ball by Judge Gary on an
amdavit of the victim admitting that1
r.'e had been having Illicit relations
with the defendant previous to thc
alleged assault. It Is likely now that
the case will never be brought to
tial. The woman's afadavlt creat
ed a sensation.
Feared the Comet.
Fear that the approaching~ cone
would destroy the earth,. le-i to the'
suicide of Mrs. Florence Shankalnd.
aged 21. at Louisville. K~y.. Th"'s
day night. According to the state
ments of neighbors. Mrs. Shankland.
whowas of a melanchol ynature..bad
been specially morose since the ad
vent of Halley's comet. believing the
ed of the earth might take place at
any moment. h
Rodgers Merritt. the negro twice
convicted of a crIminal assault,.h
Is alleed to have committed upon!
a young white woman In the western
part of Atlanta last year. was sen
trrced again by Judge Roan of the
superior court. Tuesday morning. to
h hanged June 3rd.
Cold Wave in West.
Temperature, ranging from 27 t3
3 degrees above zero. accompanie
by Intermittent flurries of snow were!.
reorted from 'MissourL. Kansas and
Nebraska Tuesday. Colder weather
Arbitrtion Agreed rpon.
Arbitration of the wage demand
of the train men and conductors of
the New Yokt Central lines west of
menta were agee upeQ Saar
HITS AT SCHM
TO SAVE BALLINGER ON WICK
Charged That He Had Dated Docu
ment Much Earlier Than lt Was
Written to Deceive.
After attacking certain statements
in Attorney Genera! Wickersham's
summary of the Glavis case during
cross-examination of a witness be
fore the Ballinger-Pincnot investi
gation Friday. Attorney Brandies
cotisel for L R. Glavis. threw out a
broad suggestion that the document
had been dated two months earlier
than it had been prepared in order
to make it appear that President
Taft's letter of vindication to See
etary Ballinger had been based on
the alleged facts indicated.
At the White House and the de
partment of justice it was stated t~ixt
either the president nor the -itt -
iey general would comner.t ou Mr.
Comuparativ.v li- t rcer-s- w .s
made with .h ein y y'rO:&y. Ce
pite the apparently graw. tc amp3
Lience of the committee and the ger
ral desire of the memb tx EV bring
,he hearing to a close.
E. C. Finny. assistant to the
;ecretary of the Interior, was unde.r
.oss-examination during almost the
entre day. He admitted under ques
Joning by Mr. Brandies that some of
eickersham's statement were Inac
urate. but insisted they were unim
It was near the end of Finney's
amination that Mr. Brandies got
ff his surprise. Mr. Wickersham in
lis summary. says the srggestion
huat it was unlawful for Mr. Ballin- I
,er to have any professional relations
rith the Cunningham claimants be- J
ause of his previous incumbency of
he offce of commssioner of the
and offce. was based on section 190 1
if the revised statutes and he cites I
aws to show that Mr. Ballinger had I
ot violated that law.
DEMOCRATS VERY JVBULANT.
rer the Election of a Democrat
from New York.
The Democratic victory in New i
ork ma-e, the Democrats in the c
ouse jubilant on Wednesday. Re
resentative Francis Burton Harris
n. democrat. of New York. believed 4
. " marked the overthrow of the
egime, nation wide in its extent."
Representative Underwood of Ala
ama. democrat. declared "it was a
Istinct repudiation of the Payne
drich law and the administration."
'derwood declared no other con
truction could be placed upon the
[assachusetts and New York elec
Representative Norris. of Nebras
a. one of the republican "insur
ets" sa~d: "It is simply the up
Ising of the people against machine
le and means that the people will
and for It no longer. It is a 1o
ml matter In New York. but similar 1
dltos prevail throutbout the
muntry and similar results will en
FINDS WATERY GRAVE.
Ld Drowned While Fishing In the
News reached Goldsboro Wednes
ay of the drowning near Salem
hurch of Mr. Troy Crawford. son
f Mr. Daniel Crawford, of the Noelt
ill section. Young Crawford, whot
ras barely 1S years of age. andj
harles Williams, aged! about 17.j
ere fshing in the river. The boys
ad just hooked a large fish and in
heir excitement overturned- the boat.'
ad were thrown Into the swift
aollen current. Two small colored
oys wre on the bank and threw a
rape vine to Willams. but Craw
ord was carried out lnte me mid
Le of the stream. beyone reach and
as drowned. The body was recov
red next morning and carried to
he home of the distressed parents.
AOTHER MINE HORROR
ighteen Miners Are Probably Dead
Ei~hteen of a night force' of 25
nchine men employed in the mines
uear Amsterdam. Ohio. are thought
:0 be dead as the result of an ex
>osion in the mine late Friday night.
:o far six bodies have been found
md seven have been taken out in an
iconsrious condition. Twelve men
re missirg. Rescue parties began
work a few minutes after the ex
plosion. It is thought that the ex
plosion was caused by coal gas be.
ag ignited by the tights on the,
Lost AUl of His Money.
Standag helpless, while the hoard
ngs of a lifetime burned, was the:
experience which Jesse C. Walters. a
f. mer suffered at Darbun. Miss..
lre Thursday. Waters, who is 70
yers old, did not believe in banks
and kept all his savings in his .hum
bl farm house, amounting to sever
al thousand dollars. When he reach
ed his home after dicovering it in'
fames, he was too late to rescue
Heavy Snow Storm.
Chicao has been in r.'Ne rrasp of a
hevy snow and violent wind storm
tor several hours and there are no
signs of its abating. The snow fol
lwed one of the heaviest rainfalls
of the year. The wind Saturday was
so strong during the night that it
lifted the roof of a barn and drop
ped it on the cab of a passing
CAR HELD UP
lorterman Killed and Conductor Fattal
ly Shot by ighwymen.
ATLANTA IS SHOCKED
By the Crime of Three Negro Foot
pads. Who Attack a Street Car
at the End of a Surburban Line
and ConmiiL a Brutal .Murde-r
At the end of tho Druid Hills car
line. a lonely spot in the outlying
section of one of Atlanta's residen
ial surburbs. three negro highway
men Saturday night shot and killed
Motorman S. T. Brown and after
robbing Conductor W. H. Bryson of
$35. fatally shot him in the back
and made their escape into the near
Half hour later the crime was dis
covered and Atlanta's entire police
reserve was rushed to the scene.
There were no passeners on the
car. The car had just reached the
end of the line and the motorman
was reversing .his trolley when the
attack came from the negroes. whi
had conoealed themselves behind a
clump of bushes.
(Motorman Brown was shot down
as he started to re-enter his car and
wit2h revolvers leveled at the con
uctor's head. h was ordered to
brow up his hands.
On complying, one of the men re
lieved him of all the cash he had
a his person and then he was told
o *hit the grit." He was shot in
Aie back by one of the men after
.e had run about fifty yards and
lell in his tracks.
Two shots penetrated his liver.
Fhe injured conductor was rushed to
hospital where it was stated that
ere was no possible chance of his
The dead motorman and Injured
anductor were found by MIotorman
insley and donductor Royster. who
were in charge of the car. that reach
id the end of the line just twenty
Brown was lying face downward
beside his car. a bullet through his
eart. and along the track fifty yards
stant was found Bryson. Before
osing consciousness Bryson told of
"Motorman Brown was shot to
eath by the negroes." l said. "and
hen they turned their attention to
ne. After taking all the money I
tad one of the yemrroes yelled 'hit the
,rit.' and while running I was shet
n the back by one of t.he men. I
idn't have an opportunity to get
The county bloodhounds were at
ince rushed to the soone of the hold
p and immediately took a trail.
rhih led in t'he direction of a con
truction camp. where a number of
3egroes are employed on grading
rork. The camp was placed under
heavy guard. and early Sunday
very negro in the camp was forced
submit to a thorough eramination
the hands of t.'ie officers. Several
rrests were made. Sunday whites
rere not permitted to go near the
amp because of the excitable condi
ion of the crowds.
Fifty police officers continued to
our the woods in the vicinity of the
told-up and several negroes wet.
aced under arecst. though wit.hout
ny convincing evidences or guilt.
flu a moment of consciousness Sun
lay. Conductor W. H. Bryson identi
led one of the negro-'s emught in
he police dragnet as probably one of
he guilty trio. This negro and four
~thers w.'io are held on suspicion
All kinds of rumors have gained
,urrency and the offit-rs found it
~ecessary to prohibit negroes visiting
e neighbored where the crime
ccurred. There were' even expres
dons of disapproval from the crowd1
it the presence of the fed negro
:hauffeurs who piloted automotbiles
yo the scene.
Brown was 36 years of are an.i
eaves a wife and four children'.
Iryson is about the same are andi
rried. Bryson is a native of
aurens e-yunty. Soeuth Carolina. and
as a brother living at Rockma.
IEl A REAL HlEItO.
IAst His Life Trying to Rescue a
At Chicago Nelson Harris. 44 years
14, was burned to death while try.
ing to rescue a neHighhar's chilC.
hich .he supposed was sleep'ng~ ont
the second floor. 3Mrs. Elar,"r lar
rison his wife was badly burned and
will probahly die. The four children
wen severely burned. Harrison. who
slept on the first floor. was aroused!
y the smoke. A fter helping his
wife out he went upstairs and aro':s
ed the children and after gettung
?.'em out he thounht that a neigh
or child was still upst-irs and h*
went back. Hlls lifeless body w-ls
found by the police after :he inter
ior of the building was practilly de
Died Under Auto.
An automobile plunging from a
13-foot culv'rt in Chicamiauga park
on Friday night resulted in the in
stant death of Arthur Barrett. book
keper in ?.' bettling department of
the Chattanoora. Tenn.. Brewing
company, and the serious injury of
anes P. Byvrne. traveling saleman
for the same~ company.*
Blizzard in~ Wis.consin.
A bli'.zard w-is rating throughuoi
almost the entire State of Wisconsin.
Several inches of snow has fallen in
Mllwaukee. Miarinette reports a
depth of two feet. Temperatures are
WOLTER MUST GIVE HIS LIFE
FOR KILLING GIRL.
Horrible Murder of Ruth Wheeler,
the Pretty Young Stenogapher,
Will Be Avenged by the Law.
Albert Wolter. a degenerate youth
of 19 years. who gloated over lewd
picturr's and was *crazy'' about wo
men. must die in the electric chair
for the murder of Ruth Wheete.'. a
pretty sixteen-year-old stenog-aph.-r.
After only one hour and fifty mii:u
tes of deliberation in the court of
special sessions found him guilty of
murder In the first degree at 10-20
o'clock Friday night, bringing to a
close a trial marked by its swift
movement and its testimony of hor
The boy's counsel said with elo
quence that Wolter was too tender
hearted to harm a cat but twelve
men decided that he had strangled
Ruth Wheeler and thrust her yet
alive In his fireplace, soaked with
oil. her crumpled body writhed and
burned. With the same waxed-faced
indifference that he had shown
throughout the trial Wolter evinced
no emotion when the verdict was an
With almost inhuman complanoiF
he has been asleep in his cell-and
sleeping soundly-w-hile. the jury
was deliberating on his fate. This
was made known by a court attend
ant who said that he had to rouse
the prisoner to bring him Into court.
He will be sentenced on Wednesday.
The jurymen themselves showed
emotion, while the boy who must
die showed none. As the jurors
filed in the prisoner was led into the
room and took his seat facing the
judge. His face was the color of
putty, but his compleCion is nAtur
ally unwholesome, and its ashness
was accentuated by the brilliant
igohts of the court room.
When asked if they had found a
verdict, William V. Kulp, foreman
f the jury, answered in a shaking
voice, "we have." He then announc
ed he and his associates had found 4
Wolter guilty of murder in the first I
egree. All eyes immediately shift- 1
d toward the prisoner, but he was 4
s stolid as a piece of stone. As he
was being handcuffed to officers pre- I
artory to being taken to the Tombs, I
e looked around unconcernedly and <
en wobbled out with his custo
No relatives of the murderer or of I
is victim were in court to hear the
rerdict. His aged parents were in
ourt during the afternoon. but as
e heard the decision which means
eath. he was alone among strangers.
lfforts were nL.de to get a state
ent from Wolter on'his way to the
rombs. but he refused to talk. "I.
Ion't want to talk tonight-I'm tired
nd I want to get a little good sleep I
Ruth W)'?eler was killed on the
4th of 'Mt--ch, failing to dispose of
aer body in th fireplace. Wolter cut
apart and left the bust and head
rapped in burlap on a fire-escape 1
prom where it was pushed into -the 1
ard below. He was arrested on
e 26th and was placed on trial on
~fonday last. He denied ever know
g Rut~h Wheeler. but testimony
howed that she had been lured to
is rooms exigeting to obtain work
s a steno'nrapher. There Welter
ad attempted to criminally assault
ier and had murdered her in t.be
~truggle, strangling her with a rope
led about her neck. *
RETAIN THEIR SEATS.
eer and Legaie Declared Legally
A decision to allow Representa
ives Lever and Legare of South Car
~lina to retain their seats in the
ouse was announced Wednesday by
he elections committee. Counsel
t the hearing sought the endorse
ment of the constitutionality of the
south Carolina election laws bearing
n the elimination of negro suffrage.
The committee would not take that
view, but agreed to seat the two
nembers because their contestants,
ft. H. Richiardson and George Prior
ieau. respectively, both negroes. did
not receive a sufficient number of
POISONED RER HU'SBAND.=
With Four Different Kinds of Dead
The trial of Mrs Pearl Armstrong,
indicted in Floyd county. Ind., on
the charce of killing her husband.
George Armstrong. at their home in
New Albany. in December last year.
began Tuesday morning. Nearly
150) witnesses have been sulmmoned.
a third of them for the defense. The
State will attempt to prove that Mirs.
Armstrong poisoned her husband
by administering calomel. carbolic
acid. rough-on-rats and strychnine
in broken doses. with the collection
of his life insuran'ce of $1,000 as
one of the motives.
SPARTAN INN BURNED).
Other Brick Buildings in Same Block
Fire at half-past three o'clock Fri
day morning destroyed an entire
block on Mtorgan square. in the heart
of the business section. of Spartan
burg, entailing a loss of $75.(000f.
with insurance amounting to only
$5l0. The Spartan Inn, one of the
principal hotels of the city, was
among the buildinrs burned. The
number also included several impor
tant retail stores. The origin of
the fire is unknown. There was no
loss of life.
SEVEN DIE FROM i)RINKING PRO
DUCT OF DRUG STORE.
Little Towns Were Sure Modern Bor
gia Was Loose, But It Was Only
Caused by Wood Ucohol in Booze.
LAs the result of drinking whiskey
of the "made-whIle-you-wait" brand.
three women and four men are dead
in or near Westerly. R. I.. and so
great is the excitement over the
tragedies that the Attorney General
at Providence. R. I.. has ordered
an investigation into the deaths and
also the places in which socalled
medicinal whiskey is made and sold.
The dead are Lena Blanchard.
Mrs. Ellen Murray and Mdrs. Albert
Tucker. of Westerly. R. I.: Edward
Dougherty. Charles H. Hood and
Henry Larrow. of Pawtucket. Conn..
and W. D. Perrin. of Hopkinton, R.
Thus far responsibility for t'e
deat-hs has not been placed, but the
Westerly authoritiee have informa
tion that they were due to the blun
der of a drug clerk who used wood
alcohol instead of the grain product
in makin: the whiskey. An arrest is
looked for soon. So far as can be
learned all the whiskey was pur
chased in the same drug store. and
the symptoms shown by the victims
in. each case, all of whom died sud
denly, are reported by the attending
physicians as identical.
One physician has reported that
his analysis of the contents of the
omach of Dougherty showed the
presence of wood alcohol In quanti
ties large enough to produce death.
Coroner Brown, of Stonington. who
has some of the whiskey remaining
in the bottle from w.hich Larrow and
Hood drank just before their deaths.
ra wood alcohol is preser t in It
in sufficient quantities to produce
eath when taken freely.
The first of the deaths from the
whiskey was tht! of Mrs. Murray.
who died last Tuesday. An empty
whiskey bottle was found at her side.
ut the physicians stated that heart
isease had caused her end. While
he authorities were investigating
e Murray case they learned of that
f Mrs. Tucker. Wednesday night.
Then on Thursday came those of
[food and his father-in-law, Harrow.
t Pawtucket. On the same day the
leath of Lena Blanchard occurred
t Westerly. and then that of Perrin
n Friday. and Dougherty on Sat
Untii it w-s fairly establishded
hat the mysterious deaths were due
o drug store whiskey. there were
rild rumors to the effect that a Bor
,la had found her way into the lit
le communities and was administer
g the poison my wholesale. Fam
lies stopped their milk supply and
vere extremely cautious as to where
ey obtained raw food-stuffs. Wes
erly is a no license town, and the
esult is that the druggists have been
~oing a thriving 'business In the
la of all kinds of substitutes. In
e last few years several druggists.
wo of them men of prominence.
tare been cs-r-victed and sent to jail
r selling liquor.*
THEY HAD A HOT TIME.
eneral Row in Which Two ,?ersons
One man killed outright, another
ying, still another seriously injur
d and a woman in a precarious con
ition is the net result of a quarrel
;tarted in a boarding house in
7Velch. W. Va.. presided over by the
John Jones, a former boarder, had
en warned several times by M.rs.
leek to stay away from her home.
~hortly after noon Tuesday he ap
~eared at the house and an alter
aton ensued. A. T. Taylor. a board
r. sided with Mrs. Cleek. and this
nfuriated Jones. who grasping a din
er bell, pounded Taylor over the
head with it. Mrs. Cleek immediate
y procurred a revolver and shot
oes, killing him :nstantly.
Shortly afterward. .Jones's son.
ewis. entered the boarding house.
nd M-t Mrs. Cle'rk with a huge
~tone. fracturing her skull. Taylor
then secured the weapon used by
Mrs. Cleek and shot young Jones
zboe the heart, and the local s's
pital physicians say he cannot re
J. P. Jones. a relative of the
dead man, then interfered and was
shot through the arm and shoulder
by Taylor. who then disappeared.
A SERIES OF TRAGEDIES..
Several Enacted at Binghamptoni on
the Same D~ay.
An unusual series of tragedies
v' re recorded at Binghamnpton. N.
Y.. for the twenty-four hours ending
Dominic Fritz. of Corbettsville. a
uburb, died from the effects of a
bullet wound in his head. He was
shot by his own 18-months-old child.
who had been playing with an old
revolver, supposed to be unloaded.
Charles Lowes. a wealthy farmer.
hanged himself in his barn, despon
dent ever inability to obtain farm
laborers at any but prohibitive rates.
The dead body of an unknown
man about 25 years of ate. we'll
dressed and carrying several hun
drred dollars in money was found on
a railroad bridge crossing the Sus
quehannla river. He had evidently
been struck at.:i killed by a train.
Demands a Court.
A dispatch frnom Columbia says
Col. Brock has filed an application
with the Governor for a court of
inquiry into the row between him
and Gen Boyd. The Governor says
that he has not had time to consider
MANY IT HARD
By the Issance of Forged Cotton Bils of
Lading to Buyers by
A LARGE COTTON FIRM
Which Recently I-ailed at Decatur.
Ala., With Liabilities of Nearly Six
Million Dollars and Assets of On
ly Five Hundred Thousand Dol
tar% to Offset the Huge Liabilities.
The Atlanta Journal says Southern
representatives of New York cotton
firms. who rushed to Decatt:". Ala..
from Atlanta and other cities Wed
nesday and Thursday. to ascertain
the true status of agairs in connec
tion with the failure of Knight. Yan
cey & Co.. declare-4hat the gigantic
transactions involving millions.
which preceded and precipitated the
crash. may end in prosecution in the
It is averred that forged cotton
bills of lading attached to drafts for
heavy sums were sent to New York
firms and to big cotton houses in
Europe. They say these drafts were
honored and paid, and that investi
gation has proven many of the bills
of lading worthless.
New York Arms, they believe, have
lost about $1.000,000. while the to
tal losses of European houses may
run between $4,000,000 and $5.000.
No southern cotton Arms have been
Involved in the smash-up, It is, said.
t seems that all banks with which
Knight. Yancey & Co., did business
are amply protected.
It is predicted, however, that the
affair will revolutionize the cotton
busness in this country by destroy
ng the confidence of buyers in bills
f lading, which have hitherto been
honored as if they were the actual
The firm of Knight. Yancey & Cc.,
s composed of J. W. Knight. of
Decatur; W. J. Yancey, of Memphis;
E. H. Nesbitt, of Sdartanburg; and
F. D. Nesbitt. of Birmingham. All
f the men are prominent in cotton
:Ircles. W. D. Nesbitt is one of the
best known pusiness 2nen of th
outh, is a state railroad commis
iloner in Alabama, and a close friend
f Governor Comer.
J. W. Knight was in charge of
,he Decatur office. In an interview
published in the Birmingham papers.
X. T). Nesbitt declares that he has
2ot been in active touch with the
usiness for four years and that the
rash was a terrible surprise and
revelation to him. The irregulari
Jes. says .Mr. Nesbitt, appear to have
rignated in the Decatur office.
The question cotton men are ask
g all over the world today is wheth
r or not the affair will endi by a
:riminal prosecution in the federal
ourt. While representatives of
Irms which have been heavily hIt do
ot hesitate to condemn the bill of
ading transactions. no one is yet
'eady to take the resronsibility of
~ying that prosecutions wIll actually
e instituted, for the affair has not
ret been gone into deeply enough
d It is not known what attitude
night will take in defense of the
~ransactions for' which he is held
The Knight. Yancey & C-> flr:u.
n of the largest concerns of its
lnd in the south. with ofiic-.s i
scatur. Ala.. Mobile. Huntsville.
Rirmigham and other cities, went
uto involuntary bankruptcy on Wed
The business of the company has
been large, the hulk of which is
ith European firms. Last year 60,
00 bales of cotton were shipped
rm the Mobile port to Harv' alone.
Judge W. I. Grubbs. of the United
states district court. at Decatur. ap
poInted Frost & Lowell receivers for
he bankrupt firm. Their bond was
axed at $:f00,000. According to
Jere Murphy. refere~e in bankruptcy.
the liabilities of the firm will ag'rre
gate. $5.777.90S. The assets are
estimated at about $500.000. CredI
itors of the company. it is said. .hold
securities to the amount of $411.
OOLORED BISHOP ARRESTED.
hlarged W~ith Embezzling Small
.Anount of Money.
Bishop Wesley J. Gaines. colored.
of Atlanta. Ga.. w-ho is holding the
annual New Jersey conference of the
A. M. E. Church at Camden. N. J..
was arrested Thursday charged with
mbezzlement. It is ralleged that lbe
iv'rted to his own use one hundred
and fifty dollars that should have
been appropriated to a superanuated
minister fund. The warrant was ob
tained hy Rev. J. H. Morgan. form
erly secretary of the conference.
Gaines was held in one thousand dol
lars bail for a hearing before a jus
ie- of the peace. The bishop says
.be is allowed $500 for expenses and
$150 for legitimate needs.
Death of Gen. French.
Gen. G. S. French. who died n0
Florala. Ala.. was the oldest living
graduate of WVest Point in the Con
federate service. H.a was born in
Giouceser. N. JT.. in 18S. and grad
:ated from West Point inl 1S43. and
went to Texas. He served under
en. Taylor in the Mexican war an-l
was wounded at t.he battle of Buena
Vista. Returning to New Jersey nie
was presented with a sword by that
A Fool's Joke.
At Chester. Pa.. Atwood Young. a
Sixth ward youth. was burned about
the face and eyes by powder from
a joker's "loaded" cbzarett", and it
Is feared he will lose the sight of
YOUNG GIRL VIM
NEW YORK REAL ESTATE M.
His Scheme Was to Entice a Maiden
to His Office and There Assault
The police of New York City have
effected the arrest of Joseph T. Ship
man, a real estate operator. on ti e
charge of attempting to assault Miss
Emily Richie. who appeared at his
offce in answer to an advertiseme't
for a stenographer. Bearing in mind
the recent Wolter case in which a
young woman was a-s.xulted and
murdered when she appeared at an
office under similar circumstances.
31.ss Richie invited Mrs. Emma Mc
Cully to accompany her. The pres
ence of a third party. who carried
an infant child on her arm, was no
protection but it did lead to a dis
closure of Shipman's methods and
will put an end to his activities for
some time to come.
When In his cell in the Fulton
street station. Shipman gave his ad
dress as 144 West Twenty-second
street. but changed it later. At that
address Mrs. Anna Hillshire said that
nine weeks ago she had rented a
room to a man named Shipman. He
remained there five weeks. spending
his time writing advertisements and.
answering those girls who wrote for
inquiries. She said that more than
25 girls had called to see him and
that she became suspicIcus and final
ly put a stop to his activities and
he left her house. Another woman
called and claimed to be his private
secretary. He directed that she write
to New Jersey -and secure ball.
A woman who said she was Mrs.
Shipman. believes her husband Is in
nocent of the charge brought against
Miss Richie is about IS years of
age, and had been working as a
stenographer in Brooklyn. W-hen she
read Shipman's advertisement offer
the hope of bettering herself. Ship
man stated that he was not able to
hire a first class stenographer and
for that reason he advertised for
young girls whose experience was
not such that they would demand
the highest wages. He explained to
the girl that a lodge went with her
position and that he would show her
to those quarters on Lexington ave
nue. Mrs. McCulfy went along.
When they reached the lodge they
found it contained two rooms. Ship
man directed Mrs. McCully to one
and then locked himself in a room
with the Miss Richie. Then. ae
ordin- to her story. he seized her.
held his hand over her mouth and
tried to choke her. He threw .her on
a bed in the room. but she kicked
and screamed and struggled so that
he finally released her, she said.
Then she unlocked the doors and
both she and Mrs. McCully ran away
s soon as they could get out of the
otel. The gIrl related her exper
ence to her mother, who In turn
ost no time in informing 'the police.
he arrest was effected by Capt.
allagher and Detective Quinn. when
rs. Richle. together with Miss Rich
ie. directed the offcers to Shipman's
KNIGHTS OF HONOR
rand Lodge Held Meeting in (bi-|
umbia This Week.
A gre'at deal of Interest was man
ifeste'd in the election or officers tc
erve the order during the next tw3
ears. the election resulting as fol-|
ows: J. Aiwyn Ball. Charleston, su-|
reme past grand dictator: James 0.
add, Summerville. grand dictator:
. A. Spivey. Conway. grand vice dic-|
tator; M. W. Culp. Union. grand as
sistant dictator: L.. N. Zealy. Coi
mbia, :rand reporter: N. W. Trump.
olumbia. grand treasurer: J. J.
ernon. Weilford; L: D. Harrel:.
heraw: Sol Blank. Charleston;.
rand trustees. C. P. Quattlebauml.
f Conway. was elreted the repre
entative to the supreme lodge for o
erm of fcur years and R. A. Oli
hant of Union as alternate.
The following standing committees
Laws and supervision-J. W.
odd. W. L. Glaze. J. W. Moore.
Finane-J. D. Kelty. R. A. Oh
hant. P. K. McCully.
Cedentials-J. J. Vernon, L. D.
arrell. Sol Blank.
The ome-:s-clected were installed
by Past Supreme Dictator John C.
heppard. After the passage of ai
resoutionl extending th" thanks of
the grand lodge to Palmetto lodge
No. 5. I. 0. 0. F.. for the use of the
hal. the convenition adjournled to.
re.t in U'nion on the third Wednes
day in April. 1912
FAMILY OF" SU'ICIDF.S.
Like ilis Father and Itrother-inl-Law
Ends His Life.
The second suici-e within a month
and .he third in the family. within
ight tmonths at the homre of Mrs.
Charles WVells. his sister, at Peters
hun Va.. was that of Nat. P. Irnge.
aged 2 1 years. who died early Fri
day morning. Young lnge swallow
ed carbolic acid late Thursday night
and died after th'ree hours o! agony.
On 'March 2Z. Charles Wells. a broth
ern-l~w of Friday's victirr. drank
with fatal effect carbolic acid, while'
depondent over unemploymet. On
October 21st last .\ihert P. Inge. the
Ifather of Nat lngo. suizcided by
drownin.: at Danvihie. Va. No rea
snn is known for his self destrue
D~rownetd by Automobile.
Margaret Brennan. a nurse. twen
ty-two years of age, was drow.ed :n
two feet of water in Muck Creek. 19
1miles from Tacoma. WVash.. Friday.
bei. pinined under an automobile.
SICK HIS. DOGS
On Atteriey Geaeral Wickersa For
Helping the Bears Out.
HE EfRAPS ALDRICH
-enator Smith Makes Him Admit
That the Tariff Law Is the Cause
of the High Prices and Discusses
the Action of the Government in
the Cotton Cases.
Senator Smith Wednesday turned
loose his dogs of war on the attor
ner grneral for prosecuting the cot
ton men. Brown. Hayne; Scales and
thers. nays Zach McGhee. in his
Washington letter to the Columbia
The immediate question up was
whether or not the senate should
vote $6.000 for further investiga
tion of the high prices of the neces
saries of life. Senator Smith said
tnat he had been in favor of this
investigation at irst, but that now
the thing had taken such a peculiar
turn that he believed no good could
be accomplished. This brought him
into immediate conflict with Senator
Aldrich and there was an interesting
.'Do I undestand," asked Wr. Al
drich, "that the senator was in favor
cf this investigation at frst but that
now the attorney general Is Investi
gating the wrong trust?"
That seemed to put Mr. Smith in
to a hole, for while the contention
has been for lower prices, here was
a South Carolina senator coming out
in favor of higher prices. But 'Mr.
Smith in turn put Mr. Aldrich Into
a hole. Mr. Aldrich said that -he
wanted an Investigation to see wheth
er the tariff was the cause of the
high cost of living.
"Does not the senator believe that
the taiff is the cause of the high
prices?" asked Mr. Smith.
-"I believe that the tariff causes
prosperity." replied Mr. Aldrich.
"But you also have said that pros
perity causes high prices, have you
not?" said Mr. Smith.
iMr. Aldrich admitted that.
"Prosperity causes high prices, and
the tariff causes prosperity," said
Unfortunately the gravel fell just
.ere. the time being up. But -Mr.
A.ldrich was made to admit as no
Republican had before admittled that
the tariff is the cause of high prices.
Senator Smith In his speech de
elared that the deptrtment ef justice
ad allowed the beef trust, the steel
trust, the 'ones who had cornered
the wheat of the country putting *up
rhe price of bread to go on without
arosecution. but that now when the
farmers of the South by a natural
monopoly and by a shortage of the
erop were gettins a high price for
their cotton, the department of jus
tice was singling out this staple as
a subject for prosecution.
"I venture the assertion." he de
elared. "that Brown, Hayne. Scales.
Patten, and the others do not hold
-.00 bales of cotton. But cotton ..
speculators in New York have sold .
hundreds of thousands of bales
which they have never had. and now
when they try to buy them at a low
er price than the figure at which
h'y solU. the farmers of the South.
either have not the atton or will
not sell at the figures offered. These
men supposed that the South would
-' as she has always done, put their
motton on the market at whatever
urice they could get for it."
Several times in his speech. O(r.
smith referred to the elections in
New York and Massachusetts and
reminded the Republicans that the
-:erdict was going against them. He
s~aid it was on account of just such
behavior as that c f which the at
i orney general was now guilty, in
-dngling out the South for attack in
stead of enforcing the law against
the other combines, He admitted,
with consderable "mphasis, that he
had tried to organize the Southern
farmers into a combination. "Per
haps you .had better Investigate be,"
KILLS AN INTRL'DER.
.An Intoxicated Mtan Tries to Enter
L. C. Manning. a well known bus
iness man of Philema. Lee county,
Gai., was shot and killed. at Walker's
staitlon Wednesday night, by John
Wilkinson. Manning spent the day
at Albany and it Is explaine-i. had
been drinkin-ni. He took the wrong
train and went to Walker's station.
instead of Philema. He attempted
to get into several houses an finally
tried to force an entrance into WiI
kinson's home. when Wilkinson, shot
M'm with a rifie.
May Be Lost.
Fears are entertained at Morgan
City. Pa.. for the safety of the tug
Dells, carryin-g a crew of ten men,
which sailed from Galveston. Teina,
last Sunday. with a tow of twro
barges. It was due to arrive Mo':
day morning. In spite of the fact
that the vessel is long overdue. con
signers are inclines to believe that
soue derangement of machinery in
the absence of storr.s served to de
in1v the arrival of the boat, and that
.:ere may be no ground for appre
Demands Inquiry.' -
Col. W. T. Brock. assistant adju
tant general. said Wednesday that
he would ask for a court of inquiry
for a full investigation of the charges
made by Adjutant General Boyd. He
state~s that he will not enter into a