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VOL. XXV MANNING S. C.SDAY
CRASH TO DEATH
Fife GeaM Aerants Fal a Theusand
Feet to a He.-Me Fate.
A BALLOON COLLAPSES
The Accidental Exploion of a Diri
gible Air Ship's Benzine Tank
Wrecks the Gas Bag and the Col
lapsed Banoon and Those In It
Buried to Death.
Falling throuth space a distance
of nearly 1.000 feet. Oscar Erbsloeh.
noted aeronaut and inventor. winner
of the international balloon race
held at St. Louis. Mo.. in 1907. and
one of the most promising of Ger
man erperientmers in aerial flight.
and four companions, were dashed
to death in a field near Opladen
The others killed were: Herr
Toelle. a manufacturer of Barmen:
Engineers Poebhoeppe and Kranz
and Motorman Spicke.
Only peasants saw the tragic end
tug of the flight of the dirigible bal
loon Erbsloeh. which. after a series
of accidents since its construction a
year ago. ha-1 recently been refitteC
for passenger oervice. They had ob
served the balloon a short time be
fore as it swung gracefully in the
air. Soon it disappeared in the fog.
and shortly a loud explosion was
heard and a crumbled mass fell like
a plummet to the earth.
So terrfe was the force of the
fall that the gondola was smashed
to splinters. the motor buried deep
in the sod, while the five men were
crushed and torn almost beyond rec
Experts who examined the wreck
age declared that the benzine tank
had bursted. The rubber envelope
bad 'been torn to shreds and the
bow collapsed. Nearby was found
a sad! memento of the disastro-is
trip. It was a leaf 1from the note
book of Engineer Hoeppe. m:king a
short record of the journey. There
were only a few records:
"Departed Hall 9.04: ascend air
9.10; thick fog northward. Can not
see earth: sun breaks through:
heavy fbg beneath us. Elevating
planes sloped downwards: altitude
289 metres (916 :eet) at 9.14.
This is the sote record of the
last voyage of Erbsloeh. the details
of w.hich can not be learned owing
to the death of all the occupants of
the car. Peasants near the scene
of 'the catastrophe say that they
beard the propellers working. They
fred revolvers in order to indicate
to the aeronauts. then hidden in the
fog. that they were In the neighbor
hood of houses. Then the explosion
occurred and they saw the broken~
mass hurling dowrnward.
-The Erbeloeb has had a dub~ous
career. The first time it ascended
It crashed into a clump of trees and
Its occupants narrowly escaped In
jury. The balloon, which was one
of the non-rigid type, had just been
made over, preparatory to the es
tablishment of a passenger service
between Elberfeld and nearby points.
There were few eye-witnesses of
the accideint. According to these.
the start was awell made. The Erbs
loeh rose gracefully. pushing its
way through the fog to heights es
mai~ed at 200 yards. At this alti
tude a series of evolutions were be
gun. To the onlookers the airship
appeared to obey her helm perfectly
Suddenly there was a loud report and
at the moment the fore part of the
vessel crumpled up and the gondo
las w-as twisted about until appeared
as thr> standing on one end. As the
gas escaped from the forward com
partment the prow swayed down
ward. For a flash the airship flut
tered like a wounded bird and then
fell swiftly to the earth.
Erbsloeh and his companinos were
killed the second they struck the
ground. Their heads were battered
in and every linmb was broken .The
bodies of the victims were removed1
to a morgue. That of Erbsloeh
would not have been recognized had
it been alone. It was pierced through
the breast by a piece of wreck. The
eyes of the engineer were gourted
out. The hands of all five were ti:ht
lv clutched as though they had held.
desperately to the car as it shot
d'ownward. Their shces were tort'
from their feet.
The death of Erbsloeh and his
crew, with the destruction of the ae
loon from which much ba'd been
hoped following closely upon the
wreck od the German sihip. rbeuch,..
land, has caused a gloom in aria
Votes for Income Tam.
The Georgia Legislature votes for
income tax. After debating the qu.+
tion for nearly a week the lower
house of the general assembly Wed
nesday passed the income tax re.-olu
tion by a vore of 125~ to 45. Fo"ur
teen members present did not '-te.
A similar resolution was adoptei by
Run Down by Auto.
The first really seriou% autome' "
accident in Sumter happeaed V i
nerbay afternoon. J. C. Hu:-'
driving a heavy Cadillac car. ran~ .n
to Wi~liam Surress. a negro man
The man's skull was fractured -
he was otherwise injured. The act .
dent happened on \Main street.
Many Htart in Bridne Aeri'bent
Tweniv.fiwC perr-ans were~ in i'zr"
in an accietent? on the Ma hanan e'
prch oif the Queensarv b'ridig'
er the Ea~st river at New York when
a crowded car from North Be:rh
withi a theatrical party crashed in
to 'be rear end~ '. a Flsi:; e:
r g inilrd mit recover. *
ED SPIER PEST
MAKES ITS APPEA AM(E IN THE
An Agent of the Agricultural 1k-k
partment Tell-. Best Way of Cow
bating the Small Bugs.
T-he red .pider has >>roken out on
tbe -arm of R. H. Caughman. near
Lexington. and threatens to b- very
destructive to the cotton crop should
the present wet season be followed
by a continued hot and dry speli. The
State says is appears from the state
ments of those interested in ths co,
ton pest that a great many sections
of t.ie State are infectc-4 and it is
believed that unless its spread is
checked it will become shortly as
destructive as the boll weevil.
The cotton affected wilts as if it
were scalded and finally dies. No
practical remedy has as yet been
found, though there are preventive
remedies which appear successful.
The department of agriculture has
stab!ishe:! a laboratory at Bates
burg for a thorough st.y of the
rel spider and H. F. NN ilson in
harge of the work visited Lexilgton
and made an enxmination of the
'aughman field. He Is positive, in
his opinion. that the trouble is the
red spider and. of course, he real
zes the danger of its further spread.
In speaking about this matter. he
nakes --e Int. -tIng onserva
ions: 'tud1 desires !- .t *.V sb-rl re
elve the attention of farra.ers alt
ver the State:
"Violets and poke weeds appear
o be the plants from which the
piders spread to the cotton. I have
een a number of fields where volets
a yards were badly infested with the
pider before it pased to the cotton.
he orig.nal infection began close to
he violets and spread out first in a
an shaped form and then gradually
he whole field became infested. The
ame thing is observed in connec
son with poke weeds. Jersualem
ak. burkock. morning glories ana
.arden products are food plants for
he spider and should be kept away
rom cotton fields. The spider seems
o be pretty well scattered about the
itate and is doing considerable dam
ge. and threatens to do a great
leal more unless some means can be
ound for checking it.
"I have hardly gone far enouch
rith the work to be ab!e to suggest
desirable reme-y. However. poke
reeds and violets near cotton fields
hould all be destroyed. and if the
pider is only found on a few plants.
hese should be pulled and burned.
'he spider seems to be able to win
er in violets and the danger lies in
ifestation from these sources
"Where the infestation is bad I
ave found the following mixture to
e effective in killing the most of
hem: One pound of sulphur to three
:allons of water. The sulleur to
e placed in a bucket or pan and
nough water added to form a paste
rith the sulphur. then the remainder
f the water can be added. This
nixt ure can be applied with a spray
ump or with an ordinary sprinkler.
tare should be taken that the mix
ure is gotten cnto the under side of
e leaf. The spider propagates it
elf very rapidly and the failure to
nake a thorough spray leaves room
or danner in the future.
"The most pactical method in the
-ay of prevention seems to be that
f crop rotation and I hope that :>.
e end of the season a satisfactory
ystem of rotation may be worked
ut. The farmers themselves can
ia great deal towards prebenting
he spread of this pest if they will
e careful about plowing around in
~ested. stalks. The spider catches on
he harness and may be carried a
ong ways irnto the field and a new
olony planted. This is a very ser
ous problem and to some extent
new one. The department is do
ng the best it can and Is greatly in
~erested in the work."
CONFI-SSES TO MURDE.
After (Onntributing Materially to the
Conviction of Brother.
After testifying against and con
ributing to the conviction of his
brother. Albert Brown for the mur
der of Alonza Addison. otn .July 2%
1909. Henry Brown went to the
Sheriff of Lee County in Tupelo.
.Iiss.. and confessed to the killingt
of Adldiso:u. Both are well :r..-wr
farmers. Albert Brown hadl beer
twic.y tried and convicted of the
murder of Addisonl. He was sen
tenced :o 15' years in the peniten
tiary. but sentenc'e was suspende-i
.e'ding the outcome of an appeal
to the Supreme Court. The brother
who confesed has been im'risonedt
and habeas c'orpus proceedints will
be instituted to secure the release ot
the convicted man.
Estimates Po lation.
An estimate of the population of
South Carolina was made by Col. E.
J. Watson. The figures are 1.623.
00. The population as given by the
census of 19(10 was 1.34(.31,. show
ing an increase for the ten years be
twee: 19"eo and 1914~ of 2C.64
Between 1890( and 19(0 the increase
IMore New Cotton Mills.
The stte seem to be on the e
of a revival of mill construction. OLt
tpcihe announcemenl. for the
paticalled the Connemara Mills. at
Laurns.ad the establishment 01
4a $4(.0.400C will on the Clinchfie.J
ove Spartanbur:::. 'omnes the' a-m
the Newberry is to h.tvo annother 5::
Inrite Senalor Tillmian.
The board of commissoners o
Sullivan's Island have externded a:
invitation to Senator Tilman an<
Well Kow Asvinile ia Accessory tf
DENIES WHOLE STORY
J. T. Alli-'n. Slayer of F. M. Mc.
Ghee. Makes Confession in Which
He implicates Porter Webb.
say% Webb and "Woman in the
Ca~e" Had Formed Conspiracy.
A dispatch from Ashville. N. C..
says the killing a few days ago A
Floyd .1. McGhee. the patrol wagon
driver. by J. It. Allison took a sen
satioial turn Friday afternoon when
Portyr Web, a member of the firm
of W. A. Weph & Son. liverymen.
and one of the best known young
men of the town, was arrested by
Deputy Mitchell on a warrant charg
ing him with aidi::g an' abetting in
ing him w:th aiding and abetting -t
T.he arrest of Webb was the re
sult of a confession made to Deputy
Sheriff Williams. Deputy Sheriff Mit
chell and Sheriff Hunter by Allison.
Sheriff Hunter said that Allison
called his deputies and himb&" t.
the jail and told a story that left
nothing for the sheriff to do but is
sue a warrant for Webb. According
to Sheriff Hunter. the slayer of
Floyd McGhee. now in jail waiting
the action of the grand jury, de
elared that Porter Webb told him
(Allison) that McGhee and the "wo
man in the case" had formed a con
spiracy to kill Allison ani said that
Webb advised Allison to take his
gun and kill McGhee.
That was on the day of the homi
cide. Allison replied to what Webb
said, according to his confession to
the Sheriff that he did not ait -
pistol and Webb said he would send
for one; that he had a gun. He
stated that he did send to the man
who had it and that the man replied
it was at his room. Then. accord
Ing to the confession. Porter Webb
gent a negro stable boy to the room
and brought it to Webb. The pis
tol. Allison said. was given over to
him and Webb said: "Go kill the
rascal and I'll stand by you.'
Allison said t.hat he took the pis
tol and did -o and kill Floyd Mc
Ghee. Allison told the officers that
he had sent for Porter Webb to come
and see him: that he had waited
days and that Webb had not been
near him. Allison said to Sheriff
Hunter that he did nut think under
the circumstances-rather the alleg
ed circumstances-that he should
bear the whole thing and that he had
decided to tell "everything."
The arrest of Porter Webb on so
serious a charge came as a shock
to the many friends of that young
man. Webb, after his arrest. was
taken to the offce of .\agistrate WI.
K. Gudyer. wher'e bond in the sum
of Z.000" was required, pending a
preliminary hearing. Webb. when
seen by a newspaper man at the mag
istrate's court, had this and only
this to say about the c.barge-:
"The Lord knows I did not knew
anything about it. I did not have
the least idea about :T. If I had
known he c Allison i was going to
do anything like that I would have
helped to prevent it.'
sYILL IN THE RING.
The Hard Luck That BefellU a Mich
Ernest Gould, superintendent of a
creamery, at Reno. Mich. went ~Sa
ing a fews days ago and while tryirg
to land a large pike fell over a :og
nd fractured a rib. From the lng
he went into the river and was hit
ten by a 'water spider. JBlod pois
oning developed and his arm is badl
ly swollen. Monday he went ridting
n his hicycle and while makiu a
short cut across a city lot .he discov
ered too late that a wire fenca kad
been constructed across his pathway.
Into this fence went Gould and the
bicycle, and in falling his thumb
gourged his left eye, which is cov
ered by a large patch. He is able
to walk without assistance.*
Viits Rock Hill at NIght D~olng Ser
Not in years has such a terrinec
t rm struck Rock Hill as the one
which broke over that city Thursday
night about .-lever. o'clock. The
lightning was of an awful character
ad the thunder soutnded Itke the
univrw' was being split. The eec
atrical display was <pntinuous for
over an hour and rain fell in ver-.
itable noods. Lightning struck 1:1
home of J. S. Stowe. in Woodland
park, and knocked a bole inth
sde of the building large enough tr
crawl through. Strange to say ut
one was injured, nor the hous
Children Burned to Death.
Two children of Joseph Magee
aed 4 and 6 years. respectively
wee hurr~ed to deat ;~t their home
Rockdale. Texas.. The chidren wer.
p layng- with a kerosene oil can aut
n soe way the oil became ign:ted
the ciet:ting of the children caitchin;
re and burning them so severel:
that they died n ithin a short time.
I Another Aernaut Dead!.
n.aut. nh fel w the ru'ld"'r 4'
hi- *-rfpi.no 5:nka latv SutndaY a
hld the w'orld'.s record for an aer<
'lane fdi:;ht wit a passenger. 0
May 15 be remained in the air wit
EVANS GETS WARM
C.\MPAIGN MEE'TIN(; ENLIVESYED
ItY SM.ALL SP.AT.
V. G. Hender-.-.n ('aus Evan.. Down.
Whereupmin He 'tters Strung Lan
A mild sensation In the meeting
of the State :ampaign. at Waterbor3
Friday. w.. the spat between Bar
It. Evans and 31r. C. G. Hend -rsov.
Master- of Colleton County. when the
former ma- reference - the i'u
D. S. Henderson's connection w f4
the Pink Franklin case. recently
heard in V.'ashingion. and In whi.:a
Mr. Evans charged incompeten,:3 or
the part of Attorney Gv:nvra 1. .on
to compete %ith a neg--. "ver it
Orangeburg. Mr. c. G. H-neereon
is a brother of the Hon. D. S. Hen
derson. of Aiken. and Ae endeavor
ed to set Mr. Evans right ' nve!
matter of the State being put to ex
pense by reason of D. S. Hende.;--n'
assistance to the Attorney-General.
When Mr. Evans stated that 31r.
L.yon was unable to Cope With A
"nigger lawyer" on a little constitu
tional question and had to hire Dan
Henderson to assist him. Mr. Hen
derson arose and said. "Didn't my
brother settle that matter at Aiken
the other day? The State did not
pay .him one cent to assist in this
case. He was paid by the Congress
man from this State."
Answering with considerable -im
phasis. Mr. Evans said: "Well, Jim
Patterson told me at Barnwell that
he didn't pay him so then uho did?'
to which MIr. Henderson did not
Looking straight at Mr. Hender
son, the speaker forcefully and une
quivocally denounced D. S. Hender
son for nis unfairness in making a
speech at the Aiken meeting. in con
nection with this aFfair. an I not ;iv
ing him an opportunity to reply. It
seems that Mr. D. S. Henderson act
ed as county chairman at the Aiken
meeting and when M.r Evans made
reference to the Franklin case stat
ed his position and connection in
the case, especially as regard the
fees paid. This act on the part of
a chairman Mr. Evans denounced as
cowardly in the extreme.
Another matter of some little in
terest was the statement by Mr.
Evans that he "intended to make the
newspapers publish his statements
or make them go down as defamers.
However. Mr. Evans had corsiderab
ly less to say about the newspapers
than at Beaufort. His address, de
voted almost entirely to an "expos
ure" of Mr. Lyon's record. was r
ceived with loud applause.
By Engineer Prevents Rubbery of
Cleverness on the part of the en
gineer prevented three youthful and
apparently Inexperienced bandits
from robbing the M1issouri. Kansas
& Texas Southwestern "fiyer" near
Larlmore-. 1.1 miles fromi St.Louis
early Sundty. Three men were ar
rested h1.r .'s susp~ects and placed
in jail pending investigation.
Engineer Quinn through a ruse
pre'ened the looting of the bag
gage car and the passenger coaches.
The bandit.e compelled the engineer
and the firemnar. at the point of re
folvers to descent from thu- cab and
go with them to the baggage car to
assist in uncoupling it The engine
men in the darkness managed to
glide away from the bandits and
made for the cab. The handits op-.
ened fire on them. Scrambling in
to the cab the enrgineer threw the
throttle wide open and dashed away
with the train.
'I'he three men. armed and mask
ed. used a red lantern to halt the
TOWNS iN PERIL
Fore's Fires Sweeping Couutry With
A sepcial from White Fish .Mont..
says that town is in the center of for
est fires which are sweeping the
mountainsides. 'licking up logging
and tie camps and t.hreatening the
townD itself. While it is not felt
that the city is in immediate dau
ger, all precautions hape been taken.
the water works thoroughly tested
and the ere hose made ready for in
stant use. So far as is known there
is no los~ of life. Rain appears to
be the only thing that can save ths
part of Flat-bead Vallev from terri
ble !oss. A dispatch from Kalishpeil
rports three other fires burning ini
WHEAT SHED) FIRED.
By a Big Bolt of Lightning Which
Killed Four Men.
Four men were instantly killed.
three others seriously hurt and a
hrge shed containing wheat set on
tire by lightning during a storm at
one o'clock Thursadyv atternoon.
The dead are William Haldrick. two
Whitten bro?.bers. and a mnan nam
ed Scott The tujured ars two la
:ne brothers. ani a man named
Piltps. The storm and fie occur
red on Buck Key place. eight mil-'2
west o? Florece. Ala The men
-re tarmi hatid emlp:oyed M V. .M
i? New Crieons *he' '.eno .ni -
be'p na tran.foredi ?t thear
apaticrt a' the C~rt ho??
Thursday nigh'. The forcarm o:
tepatient undergoing the novel op
erator. had been shattered by thi
r:gharge of shot u..The oper'
LESSONS IN FARMING
SIEtl.S OP FARM*f*ll4LS INSTITUTFS
July and Augumst W:A b.' G-at
Months For the Tillers of the Soil
-The l'artic. and ScheduLe.
During July and August farmers'I
institutes under the auspices of i
Clemson college will be held i-n the
various counties of the State. The
members of the Clemson college staff
who will travel throughout the State
in -The interest of the institutes will
be divided into three parties. these
parties being as follows.
First Party-D. N. Barrow. A. F.
Conrad1. T. E. Keitt aud T. F. Jack
Second Party-Prof. W. R. P.-r
kins. Prof. L. A. Niven of Winthrop
and Dr. R. Barnette.
Third Jarty-Prof. J. N. Harper.
Prof. C. C. Newman. and C. L. Good
rich of the United States depart
ment of agriculture.
The Institute at Gray Court will
last two days. at Joesville three
days and at Fountain Inn live days.
will include besides regular work
for the men, some domestic science
work for the women, to be given by l
instructors from Winthrop college.
Following Is the itenerary of thbe
McClellasville-July 11 and 12.
Horse Penn-July 13.
Cross Swamp-July 15.
Georgetown-July 18 and 9 I
Pregnos School-July 20.
Dorchester County (point not de- !
ermined --July 25 and 26.
Elloree-July 27. 1
Jamison-July 28. l
Providence-July 29 and 30. 4
Cameron-August 1. 1
Bethel School-August 2.
Fair Lawn School-August 3.
Richland County (point not deter- I
Cross Keys-August 9.
Jonesville-August 10. 11 and 12. t
Fountain Tun-Augusst 15 to 19. 1
Second Party. I
Ailenfdale-July 16. f
Gray's Point-July 26.
Shiloh School-July 21.
Point Not Settled-July 22. r
JI-esville-July 23. 1
Itichland Cnurch-July :. i
Young's Grove-July 26. a
Tom Keitt's-July 27.
J. C. Courtney's-July '.
H odges-July ".0.It
Apt Harmon Sprin-:s-August 1.
A ntreville-A ugust 2. t
Wardsworth--August Z. |
W ood rufr--A ugust 4. e
Gray Court-August Z5 and 6. |.
Coieross School-August 1. |
Townvile - A ugust l . |
Rock Mills-August 15. I
Maulden--Auigust 19. I
Thh-d Party. 1
General Sumter-July 25
Not Decided-July 2..<
St. Charles-July :2.
Orange Hill---July 29.
'Mou'nt Coghan-July 30. |
Jefferson-- August 1. 1
Union S.chool-August 2.
V'an Wyck-August 5.
Secrist Farm-August 6.
Gold Hill Academly-Aug'ist S.
Pleasatnt "'alley-August 3.
Stevens' School-August 1 e.
Green Brier-August 11.
Sandy Plain School--August 15.
lled by Lightnng.
Two University of Illinois students
were killed by lightning on the sum
mit of Mount Pisgah recently. The
yo',~ men started to ascend the
mow- air: in the morning. When
they did not return that night a
~earch parry was organized. Their
bodies were tound under a big pine
tree that had been shartered by the
Mercy for the Merc'iles.s.
Guilty with a recommendastion to
mery was tde verdict re-turned Wed
Inesday afterroon in the case of W
N. Kennedy. a white man. at Spar
tanhurg. charged with criminal as
sut on a colored girl. under the
age of 1 4 years. The jury remained
out more than ar. hour. It is te
dscreton of the court to give from
.; t 4A years' imprisonment.
Down on Conee.
The ice cream cone is the latest
1object of attack under the pure food
regulations of the Federal Govern
mon. Thursday U'nited States Mar
'shall Henkill with a force ot depu
tis visited a p.ier at New York and
sei:ed 1t crates, containing six bun
dred boxes of the corrugated coni~cal
receptacles :or ice cream.
Me'et Death on Rail.
yI in i the '!~ !ourTfh mm'r
hi 'aenly :n lru. hi'. Wie e: a re-.
i:u:of a railiroad aret David
Coear.. a yourg man of Fordyce.
Ark.. who was struck by a log tramn
at Pae'kton. La.. Wednesday. diec
RUNS A MUCK
A Drug Crued Negro Kis Three of His
On Race at Tampa, FLa.
WAS A COCAINE FIEND
Fnters a Church and Shoot. Down
the Preacher and Organit.-Thrn
Murder% His Mother-in-Law and
Wounds HiU Wife and Siter ad
At Tampa. Via.. on Friday nigat
Will Ellison. a negro. crazed with
cocaine. shot and killed his mother
in-law. Ceia Bryant: the Rev. Jesse
W. Avery. ot the First African Meth
odist Church: Henry Clark. negro
>rganist at the church, and seriousiy
wounded his wife. Eva Ellibon. and
his sister-in-law. Mary Bryant.
While trying to Pscape .e oncou=
ered Mounted Policeman Haymar..
hooting him in the breast. fatally
Following the shooting. a riot
larm was sent in and the entire po
ice force was sent to the scene of
.he shooting, where the wildest ex
itement reigned amon- the negroca.
r~he tragedy occurred In a sectiCu
f the city den.sely populated witn
egroes, known as the *Scrub."
Ellison's first outbreak was at the
fethodist Church. where services
ere in progress. He entered the
:hurch armed with a shotgun. H1e
;houted that he was preparing to
end all sinners to their reward and
Ired at the Rev. Avery. a load of
hot entering his breast. Clark was
itting at the organ at the time an'
he second shot tore a hole in his
ack. several shot penetrating his
teart and causing instant death.
After firing %notAer shot Ellison
turried from 'ne church and went
o the home of his wife's mother.
'elia Bryant. where he shot his
other-in-law's head off with a load
i buckshot. When his wife and
ster-in-law hurried to the front of
he house he fired on them, the sis
er-in-law being fatally injured.
Ellison had evidently planned his
rime and made ready for his escape
s he had a horse tethered near his
other-In-law's home. He mounted
he -borse and started away at a gal
op. He encountered Officer Hay
an and. without warning. opened
ire o him. The first shot took !(
ect in the ofhrers breast. Just abve
he heart. knocking him from his
Hayman returned the fire and the
egro darted down a dark alley. The
lace where .he was supposed to *-e
n hiding was surrounded. and aftrr
, careful search the ne.,ro was found
ust inside a white resident's yard.
n a siting posture. His gun was b
ween his knees and he was seenU to
e in an unconscious state.
He was placed in the patrol wag
n and hurried to police station tr
scape the wrath of the rapidly gath
ring mob. When the ottcers lifted
im from the patrol wagon at the
tation. it was found that he wis
ead. Exam inaton did not discover
iny wounds. but a bot te of whis
ey. into which had h*--n e*mptied a
arge portion of strychnine:. wa.s
ound. Examination by physid:ans
isclosed that Ellison had swallowed
large portion of the contents of the
tle. which caused .his death.
Following the shooting in the
hurch. the wildest confusion reign-1
4. Sev-ral members of the cot'
regation tainted and in the stam:- I
ede which followed several were in
ured. No motive is assigned fori
.he negro-s crimes.
PLAOI1D IN JA1L.
~haigang So'- Charged With Mur
der of Prisoner.
Thursday afternoon W. H. Wood
sard. superintendent ?f gang No,. 2
>f the Aiken county chaingarag. was
arried to Aiken and lodged in pail.
arried to Aiken and lodged in jail.
!itcheli. a convict, who died at the
ramp several weeks ago. The war
rant on which Woodward was ar
rested, was sworn out by Anderson
Hight-er. father-in-law of James
At the time of Mitchells death the
iury of inquest rendered a verdict
to the effect that Mitchell came to
his death from being compelled to
work while sick. The inquest was
not entirely satisfactory to all par
ties concerned, and Co:cener John
son reopened the inquest. and re
epaneed the jury. which rende'red
the samne ver'dict a second time.
Mitchell was sent to the gang :or
a short ternm. .After work in: a few
hours he is alleged to have .been
whipped. .After striking him a fe'w
times, it is said. Mitchell told Mr.1
Woodward that be was sick. Thi
was the tirst time Mr. Woodward
knew of his being sick. be states.I
and he inmmediately~ sent him toth
Ho remained too sick to work
that day, and the night talliowini:
Dr. W. S. Eubanks was sent for to
administer to him. That was Sat
jrday night. and he died abont
o'clock Sunday morning. Mr. Wood
ward is now in jail. He 'sji be rv
en a preliminary hearin; before a
Boy. B~adly Burned.
D-termination to witnesa a :oal
aseball game catscd the young Sons:
of Rabert Cameron 'o nairrowly 's
-ae da-h he electrocutw-: at Amri"r
tei. 1 . Thurt-iiar aftern'anr The
Ia3! riimbed an cIceme: lt:h' p^l"
in e neighoorhood of the ueball
park. grsped a heavily charged wire
and aere held writhing and scream
BODY RLVEALS MUER
.E iS STRIKINGLY SIMILAR TO
C(HA LTON TRAGEDY.
Det'ctives Not suspicioum% 'util the
Disappearance of Dr. Crippen. the
A di-spatch from Lyndon says
Scotland Yard is engaged with the
murder of an American woman and
Thursday cabled the police of te
United States requesting the arrest
of the woman's husband. Dr. Haw
ley Harvr-y Crippen. also an Amer
can. who is believed to have sailed
from New York on Saturday last.
The case is strikingly similar to
that of the Charlton murder at Lake
Como. Italy. Both women were ac
resses who left their American
omes to meet death by violence in
a foreign land and in each instance
.he police pursued the American
iusband to the shores of his nativte
On Saturday noon last Dr. Crip
Jen disappeared and since then the
olice have not been able to locate
im. Thursday a search was made
f the Crippen home by police and
he battered body of a woman was
ound buried in the cellar. It had
>een placed in quicklime and was
)urned beyond recognitlon. but the
inding of the body together witmi
>ther discoveries had left no doubt
n the minds of the authorities that
he murdered woman was Mrs. Crip
VICTIMS OF FLYING MACHINES.
Umies of the Men Who Lot Their
Lives in Them.
Captain Rolls, who was killed in
,ngland Tuesday. was the twelfth
-Ictim ot aviation in heavier-than
ir machines, the history of flying
it.h balloons. plain and dirgible.
taving a death list of greater length
11 of its own. Fatal accidents with
he real flying machines Include the
ollowing in two years:
I 908-September 1 7-Selfridge.
.ieut. Thomas E.. U. S. A.. killed in
all with Orville Wright near Wash
1909-September 7-Ena. Rosso.
talian. killed in Rome. in machine
eptember 7-Lefebyre. E.. killed
a Wright machine at Jurissy-Sur
September 22-Febre. Capt. Louis
killed at Boulogne. France.
December 4-Antonio Fernandez
paniard. killed at Nice. falling one
housand feet after motor exploded.
1910-January 4-DeLa Grange.
eon. killed at Bordeaux. France
April 2-Herbert. Lebelon. in
rantly kiiled. falling on rocks at
an Sebastian. Spain.
May i2-- Michelim. Chevlette. kill
d at Lyons.'France.
June 17-Speyer. Eugene. killed
t San Francisco.
June 18-Robi, killed at Stettin.
July 7-Warhter. Charles. killed
t Rheimns. in Antoinette monoplane.
Baroness De La Roche was almost
~iled by a fall in her Voisin bi
~lane at the Rheims meeting on
IGS STI LL IN (I-IAIGE.
n not Make U:p Their Mind Abos~i
The annual summer mieetionf ot
he Clemson board of trustees ad
ournedi Wednesday afternoon. No
Lting as president was continued.
ion of a president. The arrange'
nent by which W. M. Riggs has been
Letig as presidet was continued.
The lx-ard authoriz~ed Acting Pres
dent Rirggs and Chairman .Johnstone
>f the board to make such arrange
nents as they thought wise and nec
ssry in regard to the conduct of
he engirneering department. of
hich Prof Riggs is director.
The board expressed itself as well
leased with the condition of affairs
t the college. the business affairs
seing so thoroughly systematized as
o meet the entire approval of th.
o~ard. which felt that neither th*'
olege nor tho people of the State
-ould lose anyth'ing under a conti:
Lxnce of the present arrangement,
until the board was thoroughly pr -
pared to elect a permanent presi -
HAVE FIFTEEN CHILDREN'7.
Gor. Gilchrist .Sugge'ts that Parent..
Mr. and Mrs. T. Blarberi. of Pen
saccia. Fla,. received from Governor
Gil-hrist rece'ntly a handsonme spoon
bearing the seal of the State of rior
ida. Married' 19 years ago, the wife
is now only t: years old, but Mr. and
Mrs. Barberi are the par-nts of 1
cidrn six of the children are
t~ins. Governor Gilchrist suggeSa
that the tegislature pass an :acta
loing the parents a pension. T.hey
Fell to Hi% Death.
Henry Mars. a negro convict at
the State penitectiary. committed
uicide Thursday by leaping from the
main prison building. The negro~
sustained a fractured skull. d.ying
on Thursd:iy afternoon. Although i'
was not dednitely established that
Mars ec-mmitted suicide. this ;e the
opni>n among the authorities atth
Bal] Cartridge Among Blanks.
.1 inrai talent -Wild t.es'*" p.. at
riday n::ht. Jacob Winkler was
.eot and instantly killed by Everett
Olden. also a member of the cart.
A ball cartridge which had become
WAS IN BAD FIX
Ton PiIMa no is Impriseme in
Nicaragua. Felld Staruig
IN A FILTHY CELL
The Nicaraguan Threaten to Kill
All Fov'sgner.--Consui Otivares
Wire.% State ipartmnet Feelist.
Against the Americana Witter. -
Subjeca Ask ProtctV-sa.
Confined in a filthy cell. unfi1
save by cnaritable strangern. Wil
,iam Pittman. an American cap'ured
hy the Madri- government forces
near Bluefields. was found in a
rrowded local prison at Managua.
Sicaragua. by Consul Olivares on
The consul, who is station-d at
r.hat point, telegraphed the state de
artment that he visited Pittman.
liscovered the revolting condit'ans
nd through protests forced Dr Mad
:z to furnish the adventurer bett-r
Pittman. whose relatives live at
ambridge. Mass.. told Consul Oli
ares that he 'eft Greytown July 4.
hat since then his captors have fail
,d to provide him with food, leaving
2im altogether dependent for sub
istence upon charity. Pittman was
Olivares immediately protested,
eminding Madriz of his promise to
reat Pittman with consideration.
6(adriz finally agreel to transfer
ittman to a larger and cOeaner ceti
Md to allow the consul to supply
lim with a sleeping couch and food.
'he consul reported that no definite
.ction regarding Pittman had been
!toruined on .y the de facto au
horities and that he. Olivares. would
xert every effort to secure humane
reatment for Pittman.
When the United States originally
arned .of Pittman's arrest Dr. Mad
is assured Olivares that the prison
r would be treated fairly and con
Constant complaints from Ameri
an citizens at Matagalpa, relative
o threats repeatedly made against
heir lives and property by agents
f the Madriz government are being
eceived by United States consular
Consul Olivares cabled to the state
epartment that the anti-American
e~ling in the western part of Nica
'.gua. the section under control of
he 3adriz faction. is daily growing
mr. Olivares made vigorous re
resentations to Dr. Madriz and has
e.terated to 'him Secre:ary Knox's
'arning that this government will
old Madriz factions strictly ac
oauntable for the security of Ameri
an life and property.
Hritish and German subjects at
latagalpa have appealed to their
onsuls in Managua for protection.
o far no representations as to these
ae bseen made to the German and
ngish home governments, or to
Vashington. probably because the
titish and German consuls doubt
es are Nicaragunn local merchants.
America~n C-ensul General Eber
adt, who is detailed at large, and
appens to be in Nicaratua on a tour
f inspection cabled the state de-~
.rtent corrvoora'ting the alarm
f foreign residents over threats of
icaraguans. He stated that the
pinion at Matagalpa was that tihese
nti-oreign demonstrations were in
tigated by the Madriz faction, whose
flcials have openly threatened 'the
ameiwts and other foreigners.
TILMAN BACK~ iN HARlNESS.
tted'. Meeting of Board of Tru.
tees ef (Gemson College.
Perhaps 'many people have not
aoticed the fact. but Senator Tillmian
s back in harness. He attended
he meeting of thu.- Clemson board of
:rustees. and while :.se reports dad
nt say that he took an especially
active part. he "was there.'' As. Ia
wel knowt. to many of the senior
Senator's friends, he takces a great
interest in Clemson College. and he
was bery amuch worried last year
out the presidency mnatter. Ncow
that things are running all right, it
is supposed the Senator's minad is at
rest in r.'gard to Clemson.*
Had Needle in Heart.
At Landgraf. WV. Va.. M~'and1a
Weeks died suddenly and her hus
-and was arrested on suspicion of
having caused her death. An au
topsy revieal-d a cambric needle
piercing the woman's heart. There
.-as no scar oc the body to show
that the needle had punctured the
skin and the man was released.
Must Serve Long Term.
T enty-rive years in the State pen
etiary was the sentence adminis
tered by .Judge Gruzber at Spartat:
urg to W. N. lOnnedy- the white
man who was Wednesday convicted
in general sess'iona court on the
c.harge of having committed criminal
asault upo a coNored girl under
14 years of age.
What an Owl Did.
AV Boulder. Col. an owl wrecked
t.h.e plant of the C'entral Coloratio
Power company and p:unged the city
nto darkness. The bi'd hooked a
law about negative and positive
wires. causing a short circuit and
burnng out the plant.
Sold for a Song.
The naval yaen? HIorne. a **
ves~.l of 4'.. "ons. b'Wt for Henry
M. Flagler and purc'naaed by the
governent for $11-.500 at the out
e of the Sranitsh war. wil! ho sold
'o Nthn: S. Stern of New Odeaus