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Two Heavy Cannon Exploded at
Breech at the Beginnig Of ''ra. -
tice at Fortress Monroe, Va.
Disaster Witnessed by Wives of
Several of the Men Killed.
Eleven artillerymen are dead and
a number of others seriously injur
ed. including two officers, as the re"
solt of the blowlig out of a oreech
block in a twelve-inch shore gun at
the De Russy battery at Fort Mion
roe. Va.. during the coast artillery
practice there Thursday.
The Mcident happened while stu
dent oMcrs were endeavoring to
sink a fleet of towed targets, repre
seting an Imaginary hostile feet
proceeding toward Washington. The
battery was under the immediate
control of Seargent Harry Hess of
the Sixty-Nth company. U. S
The known dead are:
SEARGENT HARRY G. HESS. of
Phoebus. Va.. gun commander.
CORPORAL CHARLES 0- AD
KINS. addres unknown. gun point
er.CORPORAL ALBERT BRAD
FORD. Dorothy. Va.
PRIVATES A. 3. SLU'VAN. of
Perkina. Ky.. ROYAL DUFFY of
-Kenova. W. Va.: H. A. ADEY. Bran
donville. W. Va.: C. W. KING. of
Dayton. Ohio; JOHN W. CHAD
WICK of Taxewell. Tenn.; ALFRED
W. SMITH of New York: JUDD N.
HOGAN of Geyer. Ohio. and JAMES
I. TURNER of Ripley. Tenn.
One private was blown into Ches
apeake Bay with the breech block.
LieUt. Van Dusen sustained a bro
,en jeg and Lieut. Hawea was in
jured about the face.
Many prominent oMcers of the
army and navy, who went to Hamp
ton Roads to witness what was ex
pected to be the greatest practice of
this character that had been at
tempted anywhere. saw the accident.
It was the .more horrible for the
reason that wives and children of
several of tbe.men killed, no danger
having been anticipated. were per
mitted to see the target practice. A
number of them witnessed the acci
De Russy battery. where the explo
ubon took place, was located :n
about the middle of the fort and
was equipped with thret twelve4bch
disappearig riles. It was named
after Brig. Gen. G. A. DeRussY. wP
served with distinction in the Civi I
war. and died, In 1891.
The battery was manned by the 1
entire enlisted strength of the Sixty
ninth company, which was about 10>'
men. distributed among the three
rl~es. A bout - 2 men were in each
fii squad aed were stationed upon
the Implacement of the guns.
the others beng bel.ow in the mag
Which of the three guns exploded
was not repor~ted. but offcers of the
coast artillery say that the heavy
death list indicated that the explo
sion took place after the gun h'i
disappeared and was in a re'-Uinng
position in the pit. They point out
that had it exploded while the gun
was up. the damage would have been
4mparatively slight. Explosions
of the latter character have occurred
before in the coast artillery, but ner
er with such disastrous res*A tt
A report to the war department
says eight men were killed, two fa
tally injured and two others slightly
Injured. Thursday at the beginning
of the coast artillery battleprc'
at Fort Mon:'e \'-.
FOUGHT MAD COW
Farmer Had Narrow Escape from
Death in Tennessee.
Cootuess, courage and thne ability
to handle. a btr stick saved the life
of John Godwin when he was at
tacked by a mad cow on a tract
of land near LaGrange. Tenn. God
win, with several other men,. was'
preparing to drive a herd of 150)
cattle into a new pasture. With a
companion .he had dismounted and
together they were trying to get a
youg cow- started with the herd.
Suddenly she turned on them. charg
ing straight at Godwin. So sudden
and close was the attack that he had
no time to turn and the rows born
caught his clothing. She flung him
high in the air.
Fortune favored Godwinl to the
extent that he alighted on a big
stick just as the animal turned for
a counter Charge. As the cow camec
at full speed Godwin picked t~p the
club and dealt a blow which knock
ed one horn from its socket. This
force swerved the cow enough out of
her course to prevent her striklng
him. but it didI not lessen her desir.:
for his death. Just as quickly a'
she could turn she charged again
aol again Godwin dealt her ano.-i
er blow which knocked t~h' othe
orn entirely off. Agtain she wheel
ed and charged. and this time God
win's club Ian~ded so hard across he:
nose that the bones were broken.
The cow then gave up the figh
and was made to join the main .herd
While this struggle for life was
progress Godw2D' companion wa
safely up a saplinr- He had estat
lished the Kayette county record fo
speed in elinmbing whenl the firn
charge was made.
Knife Drawa Lightning.
An electric current attracted by
large butcher kc~Ife in the hands
Mrs. Joseph Hhar. cf Princetoc. .
3. rendered the woman unconbCiOtG
IEFPt-TIES4 KILL NXEGIZOU.
Eesisted Arret a-nd the s4hooting
Five negroes were killed and two
others were mortally wounded on
'Ihursday. when the seven. taking is
sue with Deputy Sheriff Sid Cauley.
at Elliott. Miss.. who was endeavor
ing to take them into custody on a
mi.!or charge. advanced on the offi
cer with farmint implements as wea
pons and with the avwed intention
of *cutting him down.'
C-.rryi:,g a warrant charging the
seven with assault. Cauley and tc
citizens deputized to rssist him, went
to the home of Henry Beck. a color
ed farmer. near Elliott Thursday af
ternoon. As the p sse approched the
negroes ceased the'r work in the
field and. grabbing pitchforks. and
other farming tools. made for the
deputy. Cauley. however. opened
fire with two revolvers before the
belligerents came within striking
dstaace and. before the others of
the posse had regnined their wits.
five of the attacking party were dead
and the remainder wounded. The
deputy surrendered. but was releas
ed to appear for formal hearing.
Several days ago an attempt was
made to effect the capture of the ne
groes. but the arresting officer with
drew when they employed similar
tactics to those of Thursday.
Boy Misadg and 300 People Driven
Out by Flames.
One person was killed, another is
missing and three hundred tenement
wellers were driven from their
omes in a panic. as the result of a
re which early Thursday at New
Vork burned out the three upper
ories of an eleven story factory
uilding at Lewis and Rivington
treets. near the Manhattan end of
e Williamsburg bridge. The dead
nan was Parrish Eged. a watchman.
rhose burned body was found on
he sixth floor where he had fallen
vhile trying to escape. An unnamed
oy. who was given permission to
pend the night on the roof, is be
jeved to have perished.
BOY BLED TO DEATH.
kngmwae Shoota Barbed Spine Into
At West Palm Beach. Fla.. death
n at almost unheard of form wait
4 for Laurence S. Baker. an eleven
ear old Jacksonvilie lad. w-hen he
ved from a boat while swimming
f Lake Worth. A stingaree. a huge
lat bodied gruesome specimen
of salt water fizh. was lurking just
rder the boat. One of the bArbed
sincs which this flsh carries on its
-hip-like tail pierced the boy's neck.
:utting into the jugular vein. He
ose to the surface crying for help
d bled to death within four min
ites after his companmions5 had lifted
im from the water.
WOMEN TYP'IST NOT WANTED.
orerment Prefens Men. Wh'Io Wal
Women stenographers apparently
ire no longer wanted in the Govern
ent service. This announcement
'as made Wednesday at the cen ii
iervice commission in an effort to
ut a stop to a steadily increasing
good of letters from women through
ut the country who seek Informa
tion about an examination for sten
ographers to be had next Tuesday
in all the State and Territories. Tnts
examination is for the purpose of
rcruiting only men stenographers
and typstr. the demand for whom
the civil service commission has been
unable to meet. Practically all the
various departments of the Govern
ent are seeking to replace women
tenogrphers with men. on the plea
that the latter are more amenable to
HAS ATTACK~ED GEORGIA.
ugs Have Attacked Cotton and Are
Thought to be Wreedil.
A peculiar variety of bugs have
wrought much damage to the field
of cotton owned by G. T. Anthony.
ear Washington. G3a. The fact was
discovered Wednesday and specimers
snt to Hon. T. G. Hudson. ennmis
:oner of agriculture in Atlanta.
Parties who have seen the insect
ad noticed the damage to the holls
and squares on the cotton, declare
them to be the genuine boll weevil.
which has proved such an enemy to
the ctton planters of Texas and oth
er western states.
An Engune Balked.
A loaded passenger train on the
Goria and Florida railroad spent
last night in the woods, three milet
nort- of Valdosta. Ga.. because the
engie baked.An officiail in his pri.
vat cr asonthe train ard kep1
the passengers supplied with food
The engine began moving about sun
Damage by Forest Fire'.
General reports from all parts o
1-?ish Colufhia confirmed by dis
- 'whed to Premier McBride. Lane
.'ister Ellison and other otticials a
c captai. place the aggregate los.
of the present week by forest tires a
en less than Sl.nrl0.000. with fu'
lv half million more will be lost I
ttc enforced suspension of affecte
tIFarmer Fed Mtilk to Host
Rather thani .ell their milk f<
to and two and a quarter centa
q:.rt. farmers in northern Ney -Je
asy counties are feeding it to the
h hgs. They say the prevailing prii
. i te-fourths of a ee::: less ?a
ITHE LEAD STEAL
Sesator Bristew Shows Bow the People
Are Pinadered by the
TARIFF ROBBER BARONS
With the ANistance of the I%*spusAi
enn Party a~nd a Few Renegade C
ilemocrats Who Vote With Them t
to Pass the Thieving Tariff Laws c
Senator J. T. Bristow. of Kansas. b
one of th - Insurgent Republican
Sen.iio-i. in a spc-th at Manhattat' t
Kansas. Friday night, charged 0
Speaker Cannon and the "standpat' f
Congress with manipulation of the '
lead schedules of the tariff bill in
support of the *smelter trust'' so- s
called. "A duty not measuring the i
Ifferences in the cost of smelting 1
at home and abroad as promised in
the Republican platform. but from a
$2.50 to $6 higher than the entiae it
st of smelting in this country was el
imposed on lead." the Senator said. 15
.This was done not in the interest ti
of protecting a struggling American w
ndustry. but in the interest of a di
monopoly controlled by the Guggen- ri
heims. backed by the great Rockefel- a,
ler financial interests. h
*Because I presume to object to
this sort of thing Mr. Cannon calls tl
me a Democrat. a demagogue. a lun- h,
atic and a pickpocket. Mr. Cannon. al
holding the office of Speaker of the a,
House of Representatives. second in a
power and dignity in this govern- |l
ment, has been routed over Kansas a)
for a number of days denouncing
Ihe 'insurgents.' myself in particular. et
nstead of indulging in vituperation. a
why dosen't he give the reasons ly
why he Insisted on ignoring the w
plain declaration of the Republican of
national platform? Why did he of
stand by the Senate in the Interest at
Af the Guggenheims? T1
--The duty on Tead in ore, as the tb
ariff bill passed the House was $30
ton. The duty on pig lead or lead
bullion was the same. The bill came
to the Senate ani was referred to
he committee on finance. to which
Mr. Aldrich is chairman, and was
reported back with the duty on pig
lead increased from $30 to $42.50
ton. making a difference of $12.50 tb
between the lead in the ore and the b3
lead bullion. Therefore. according Cl
.o the Republican national platform d2
.nd our campaign . pledges. $12 a th
on should measure the difference in to
bhe cost of smelting lead in the t:nit- m
d States and in our competinc se
--Edward Bt. Rush. general mana
:er of the American Smelting and
efning Company. an organization -
hich controls 90 per cent of the tb
lead smelters of the United States. gI
testiies before the ways and means P4
~ommittee of the House that the en
tire cost of reducitig lead from ore
to bullion, from actual figures rang
ed from $5.50 to $10.05 a ton. No m
itness before 'he ways and means
ommiittee gave as the entire cost
of smelting a greater figure than
$10 a con. o
A most vigorous effort was made
In the Senate to reduce tVhe duties
of the Senate bill back to those pro
ided in the House measure. but
without effect. To protect our strug-W
gling American industries a duty.k
not masuring the difference in the
ost of smelting at home and abroad.
but a duty of from $2.50 to $6 a
ton or more thar. the entire cost of
smelting at home wa. Imposed. n
ANOTH ER COTTON PICKER.
aid to Pick Open (btten V.'thout a
Green IHolls. .r
Patents have been recently issued j
to Crawford Eliot on a cotton picker t
or .harvester which he has perfected f
as the result of nearly seven yearSs a
constant effort. The basic patent
granted covers forty different clairns.
The ma':hine has been tested for
two years in the cotton fields, and1
with it one man and team of mules,.
will do the work of forty hand '
ickers. Only the ripe cotton is
pcked. and this is done without ini
jury to the green cotton or the
The principle of t~le machine is a
double row of bristle brushes about
one and one-half inches in diameter 1
and fourteen inches long. spinning
Irpidly in such a manner that the
rvolvizg brushes are introduced in
to the plants close to the ground
and drawn up in a vertical line
t~zrough the plants. the brushes penle
tating the bushes fromi both sides of
the row. The ripe cotton adheres
to the brushes, while the rest of the
ppant is not in any way affected. the
brushes iravelling to a receptacle
where they are stripped of the cot
ton and the operation is repeated.
It is said that t.'he machine has
been thoroughly tested and demon
strated that it will do the work of
a quarter of the cost of hand labor
which means a saving of $15d0.
.i a year to the cotton growers.
The invention, which has been put
chased by t.'Ne Nattonal Cotton Har
m 'i~er Comp'any of Chicago. Ill.
I cans much to the growth and ex
. pansion of the cotton industry, and
iitwill undoubtedly add immensely
tto he annual wealth of all the cor
j:tn growng state.
Wife Tran--ferred for S1.
.1 dctnent has been filed in the
- Oendago County ecurt at Syracuse.
a. Y.. w ,aereby Frederick A. Joss.
a busines;s man. transfers his wzfe
toHarry WV. Roge-s. a bookkeeper.
.e.fr the sum of $1. Rogers has been
m a roomer in *.he Jcsa home for se"
PAYS PENALIY AT STAKE
F.XAS tOhn IUNS WO1-LD-HF.
When Purued R) .flob. Shot Consta
ble from Ambush.-;urrounded in
torn Field and Lynched.
Henry Gentry. a negro eighteein
'ears old. paid the penalty of his
rimes. murder and presumably in
ended assault. at the stake Friday
ight at 1;elton. Texas. while two
thers. a brother of the man lynch
d and a companion. charged with
mplication. missed a like fate. only
y pleadings of Sheriff Burke and
Early Friday the negro attempted
y force an entrance into the home
f Mrs. Lamb. a widow. but was
rfthtened away with a shot by the
-oman's daughter. Several hours
ter. while Gentry was being sear
ied for by a posse headed by Con
able James Mitchell. the man. Or
g from ambush kilied the pesse
Then the ino formed and after an
I day search, surrounded the fug
ive in a corn field. As the mob
osed in Gentry made a dash for
berty. but was brought to earth by
ro well directed bullets. A rope
as quickly brought and the man
-agged to an automobile and hur
ed to Beiton. where several thous
id frenzied men and boys awaited
As the public square was reached
*e rope was tossed to a man on
rseback and the negro dragged
out the square to the pyre. The
plying of a torch was the work of
moment and while several hundred
*ts were fA-.d into his body, the
ready dying negro was incinerated.
,When the work of the mob was
ded there. a dash was made for
e city prison. with the i"tL ob
nching the two others charged
ith aiding Gentry in the killing
Mitchell. Pleadings and a show b
force stopped the mob before an
tempt was made to storm the jail.
ie crowds then dispersed and fur
er disordet Is not anticipated.
UTRED AFTER 46 YEARS
ble Taken From Female Institute
by Union Captain.
A copy of the Bible taken from i
e Atlanta Female Institute in 1864 a
- Capt. Paul Collison. of North a
kemung. N. Y.. was returned Fri- o
y to Miss Mayson. a member of i
e class of '60. which presented it I
the school. The presentation was o
ade at the reunion of the Forty- h
cond Georgia infantry. known as 1
e -Fightning Forty-second." f
Some time ago Capt. Collison. whc,
ts a member of the Seve,'teenth 1
sw York Volunteers, announced C
roh his home paper he 'would a
adly return the Bible to the proper I
*rson. Miss Mayson. who is a sis- E
r of Rev. J. S. Mayson. founder of
e Atlanta institute, was located E
a local paper, and arrangements
ade for the presentation. * C
I'LAMFS RA~utNG. C
icers of Steamer IDolphin Tell of
Officers of the steamer Dolphin.
hich arrived from Skagway. Alas
i, at Seattle. Wash.. Friday. tell of
emendous forest fires, a hundred
luare miles in ext.-nt, which they
tdged to be twenty-five miles in
iore from the Straight of Georria.
rth of Howe sound. "This was
te biggest forest fire I have ever
n." said First Officer Deneen. "We
r nearest to it on Wednesday of
rnoon. The air was perfectly still
nd tremendous clouds of smoke
>se in the form of a cauliflower.
arrow at the base and gradually
reading all over the heavens. Along
ie .horizon was a broad streak of
aames. I judged the flanmes to be
everal hundred feet high."
ML'ST QUIT OtUNTRY'.
'hat's the German Belief and Mor
man' Not AlUuwed.
Herr Dalwitz. Prussian minister
ff the interior, upon recommenda
in of the political police, says a
llin dispatch, has sigened orders
or the expulsion of twenty-one Mor
non mssionaries. fost of whom are
'americans or Englismen and they
will be conducted to the frontier.
[he missionaries had assembled from
rarious parts of Germany at the Mor
axon .headquarters on the East Side
t meet Superintendent McKay. an
American usually resident in Swit
r.erland. They were holding a ser
vce when an agent of the political
pclice who was seated in the aud
ience. rose and declared the gather
Pri,.oner AttendN Dance.
John H. Miller. or the defuntt
ctton firm of Steele, Miller & Co..
of Corinth. Miss.. who was arrested
t Decatur. Ala.. Friday. charged
with using the mails to defraud. was
tken to Huntsville to arrange 's
bond. After his arrest Miller was
allowed to attend a dance. He is
scially prominent. having married
a descendent of one of Alabama's
Giving Them Away.
Unable even to give away 11:2 fine
Elberta peaches with which the peain
tees are loaded, and unable to shij'
them away on accoun' of the scare
ity of e'ax. orchardists at .\rr~eric'us
Ga. are plouyhing the peaches undel
the ground. to be used for fertilizi
zlg purposes. Every one was in
ei to come and take as many o
. I th pach a~ tev are wanted.
ALMOST A LYNCING
WmHTE M.N CH.RGEl) WITH MIS
TIEATING A CHILD.
The Crowd Iiagreed as to Method
of His )eath, and the She:iff Got
the Fiend to Jail.
The !ynching of a white man.
Thomas Yarborough. was prevented
in the Silver Street section of New
berry county early Wednesday morn
ing only by disagreement among the
crowd as to the manner of death and
probably the lack of a leader.
Yarborough is charged with an
attempted criminal assault on a 7
rear-old white child on July :. The
matter did not beccme public until
Wednesday night, aid then it is said
hrough a letter which the wife of
Varborough wrote to the mother of
he child, which led to an investi
Some of the crowd which gather
d during the early hours of the
norning wanted to swing Yarborough
o a limb. riddle his body with bul
ets and then cut him down and let
is body be carried away by the riv
r. Others favored other modes of
ending him to the great beyond.
Magistrate Hendrix rot in com
uniration with Sbhriff Buford. and
he sheriff with his :puty. Pope Bu
rd. was on the road within fifteen
ainutes after receiving the message
nd carried Yarborough to the New
Acting on advices received as to
he feeling of the community. Sher
ff Buford got in communication
-ith the governor's office and It was
cided that it would be best to take
arborough to the State penitentiary t
r sdfekeeping. and, this will be
Yarborough is between fifty and
ixty years of age, and has his third
rife. The crime is alleged -to h-tve
appened near Yarborough's home.
t a secluded path. Yarborough was
>rmerly an operative in the Mollo
on mill. He has been living for
>me time on the Spearman place.
ear Silver Street. He claims that t
he charge is a result of spite work.
WHITE FIEND WANTED. C
e Is Charged With Assaulting a
Charged with criminally assault
ig Irene Fratus. the twe:ve-year-old
dopted daughter of Johr Hasford
nd wife. Paul Combell. a white man
f prominent family. is surrounded
i the Pinewoods. north of Wn've
ind. near Biloxi. Miss.. by a posse
f citizens of Bay St. Louis. who are
ent on Combell's capture. and may
-nch him if their search is success
Darius Combell. brother of the
untedi man. promised to deliver
ombell to the posse if they weauld
gree to protect him from violence.
,eaders of the posse agree&t but lat
r Combell had no:. been delivered.
The crime which Oc-mbell is alle;
to have committed occurred a
onth ago. but not until Thursday
id the child inform her foster par
ts of what is alleged to have oc
urred. Hearing of her confession.
*ombell. it is said. fled to the for
LIGHTNING STRIKES AIRiSHil".
'hile Flying Along High Up With
One Man Aboard.
While he was taking a cross coun
ry fight Wednesday. near Barcelo
a. Spain. Aviator Ehrmains aero
)lane was struct by lightning and
ell blazing to the ground. The
iviato' escaped uninjured, which is
'egarded as almost miraculous.
There has never been a more start
ing aerial exhibition than that
which Ehrmann's unwillingly afford
s and those who witnessed it could
ardly believe their eyes when the
airman emerged from the singed
framework, none the ';orse for his
experience. Ehrmann was sailing
along at a moderate height when he
got in the path of a sky bolt. In
stantly the aeroplane was enseloped
n lames. its canvas winds shrivel
ed up and clinging to the skeleton of
his craft. Erhmann came- down with
H UNG TO A l.lMB.
And Riddled With li'zlletN for At
Ending a two days pursuit. a mob
during :ast nigh? took Evan Boh
rts a negro. from Constable C. V.
iggs. in a lower part of Sylvanio
ounty. Ga.. strung the negro up to
t~e limb of an oak tree adw poured
a? least .->O bullets into his body.
The negro attacked two white wo
men who were driving along a lone
ly road Saturday afternoon in a but
gy. The horse became frightened
and ran away and took the women
ut of danger. though the negro pur
red them with a pisto:. Constable
Riggs captured Roberts and hid .him
from the mob for twelve hour.*
hort work was made of the negri
when his hiding place was found.
Explosion in Quarry.
ie men. all foreigners. known
by numbers, were kil-:ed in the quar
ry of the Nazareth. Pa.. Portland
Cement company by the premature
explosion of a charge of dynami'e.
Ths is the same quarry in whicb
seven men were killerd in a similau
manner a few weeka ago.
Child l~rowrned in Tub.
Hael Best. twenty-one mou~h'!
old was drowned in a water tub a
his parents home Tuesday. Th~
hild was p!av.ing about the tub ant
DUG UP BONES
A Old Ceebry is Dugs at by Ditch
Diggers in Chaflestos.
SKELETONS ARE FOUND
The Bones of a Man of Huge S'tat
ure liscovered in One of Sewte.al
Coffin% that Were Found.-ln
Another Place Several Old Can
non Balls Were Dog Up.
No one would suppose that there
was mu,.. n-mistery or aur tinge
>f r-,mance z Gw work of the 2arJv
itch-dig-:er; -ho are layig tne
wewerage I: -h in various st:en in
the city of Charleston. says the News
tnd Courier, but mystery and r<
nance have a way of turni.-t up
where they are least expectel. ;ar-d
nly the other day one of the gangs
an into somnething that made the
egroes who wield the pick and sbov
Il feel nervous and apprehensive of
what mi=cht follow as the result of
nterfering with the long sleep of
hose who -had passed from earth
nany years ago.
The News and Courier then goes
)n to relate the following: On
jueen street. between Franklin and
.agan. just opposite the Medical Col
ege. the pick-men found a grave yard
bout four feet beneath the surface,
.nd being compelled to stick to their
vork. for the sewer pipes must be
aid. grave yard or no grave yard.
md in spite of the danger of rousing
be wrath of ghosts. they unearth
d before long seven coffins. All
hese were badly decayed and fell
part as soon as an attempt was
made to lift them to the surface.
Of the bodies that they had one
ontained only tie skeletons were
oft. and these quickly decomposed
n coming in contact with the air.
everal of the skeletons were those
f children or ;:3al; wom. bu*
here was one especially that filled
he laborers with wonder as they
>oked upon it. It was the skeleton
t a man, and such a man! More
han six feet four inches tall, with
boulders of wonderful breadth and
g bones that made up a frame of
emarkable streitgth. he must have
een well-nigh a giant.
The negroes looked at the white
ones and wondered: and white men
-ho saw the crumbling vestiges of
,hat must have been one of the fin
bt specimens of physical manhood
a the South. were curious to know
hether szme record of this Hercu
ms who had been laid to rest in this
rgotten cemetery long ago. might
t be found somewhere and the his
>ry of the man brought back to
On Asbe street the diggers came
ross cannon balls that had era
entaly been fired during the Rev
ltionary war. They were of a
:ind unknown during the War Be
ween the States, and were evidently
nch more ancient, each of themr
eiging not more than tour or five
ounds. in addition to these se'eraJ
maler grape-shot were unearthed
NEWV MOTOR CARf
hat Will be Tested by the South
ern Ha.' Come.
The first gas-electric car for local
ralfc to be used by the Southern
alway experimentally on theI
;reenville-Anderson run reached
partanbur'g on Friday. Several
undred people gatered :.t the depot
here to see It when it arrived.
The motor car was switched on to
o. 41 and carried to Greenville
ahere it will be used between Green
ille- and Anderson. It was In charge
f A. H. Fleet, mechanical engineer
for the Southern. Mr. Fleet said
his car would carry gasoline suffici
nt for a trip of ::00 miles. It seats
High ofPncials of the Southern met
n Columbia Friday to fix the sche
dule of the new cars. Those partic
ipaing~ in the conference are Assis
tant Passenger Agent Meek, of At
lanta. Assistant General Passenger
Agent Pegram. of Charleston. Super
intendent Williams. of the Columbia
division and Gene-ral Manager An
derson. of the Blue Ridze road.
If this service proves satisfactory
in the Greenville territory it will be
extended to other parts of t'
era system, where the local traffic
is heavy. They will certainly
prove a great convenience to the
THICEE CHILIIBEN BU'RNEID.
Loks Her Children int House With
A negro dwellin~g on the plan
tation of Mr. J. E. Privett. in the
3ack Swaufp section. about six miles
north of Florence. was destroyed by
:ire about 10. o'clock Monday night.
in whie.h three children lost their
iies and another was so badly burn
ed that it will probably die. Mitt
Key, the mother of the children.
locked them up in her house and
went to church, leaving them it. the
charge of the oldest -~irl. about S
yars old. Not long after the wo
man left. the house was seen to b<
n fire and assistance was given,
at before anythi-ng could be donE
the three children were roaste<
alive. The oldest child manage<
to get out of the house and t~ein;
frightened, ran to a neighbor for as
sistattce. forgetting about the othe
four in the house. one of which es
aped. after considerable effort. ii
horribly burned condition.
Smith and Brown are havingi
out again over in Georgia over th
go-vernorhip. and the peope at
Lt''1) BY A F.ASC.L
Warning to Young Women to Be
ware of strange Men.
A specia. to the News and Courier
from Richmond. Va.. tells a sad sto
ry about a young girl from this
State. The dispatch says a young
woman. 17 years old, said to be the
daughter of a cotton planter near
Cowpens. S. C.. is detained in Rich
riond by the police and Is under the
<are of the Associated Charities
there, until such time as she is sent
for by her parents or earns enough
:aoney to buy a ticket back to her
home. She wishes to get back as
soon as she can. according to her
tatements. The story the girl is
allezed to have told is a pathetic
ore. According to the police. she
w'nt to Richmond in company with
2 man. whose name the authorities
do not divulge.* He was a stanger
to the young country girl, and they I
met when on a train, and she was e
en route to her parent's home. from
Spartanburg. She is alleged to have
wen lured away by smooth and false
talk of the stranger. She says he D
proposed that she go to Richmond.
and she follcwed him. after arriving .
living as his wife at a boarding D
The man left Friday night, tell- i
ng the girl to come to Petersburg. a
but the landlady became suspiciou
and called in a policeman. and the
;irl was taken to the police station. 0
where arrangements were made for d
her care. There is no charge against ti
Ih gin!, but the offlicers are search- r
n for the man, who will be charg
d with an ugly offense when found. a
he girl is pretty and unsophistic'it
:d. and has evidently 'been imposed I
AUGUSTA LADY MISSING. s'
ipposed to Have Jumped Lato the I
Se. from Ship. R
Mrs. Marion Mayo. of Augusta.
;a.. reputed to be wealthy and o. C
ocial positoin. who took passage
>n the steamer City of Columbus
Irom Savannah, was missing when
he steamer reached *ew York Fri
lay. It was feared that she had
een lost overboard.
Captain Johnson. of the City of
'olumbus. said he believed Mrs.
dayo had stolen out of her state
Dom during the night and thrown
erself into the water. He said she
ppeared to be mqlancholly and had
ept to her quarters nearly all the 01
ime during the voyage.
Capt. Johnson said Mrs. Mayo was
n interested spectator of the burial
it sea of a negro cook and after R
hat she went to her cabin and wa.
iot seen again. As soon as Mrs
ayo was missed Friday her cabiLt
iras examined and all of her clothing
vas found to be intact. 01
MAY HAVE BEEN MIRDER.
'ecular Appearance of Corpse Lead- W
Coroner to Hold Inquest
Because of suspicious circumstan
*es surrounding the death of B. A
Iackson. a farmer of Cedar Crees "
owship. near Fayetterille. N.C.
'eported to the. Corone' siace the
vent. July 10. a coroner's inques.
as held Tues'iay in order to asce. T
al the nature of .lackson's death
kvidence was produced that Jacksoi
seven months ago married a widow.
Parker. whose children strenousl)
bjected to the mnarriage; that one
on. Grover Parker. who recenty es
L'aped from the county chain~gang
nade threats against his stepfather.
a'ho died suddenly. without appareat
ause. last Sunday during the pres
nce at home of another stepson.1
who left immediately thereafter.
iuspcions of foul play were arouse.
by the peculiar appearance of the
SOLDIER SHOOTS NEGRO.
Shooting Ascribed to Strong Racial
Feeling That Had D~eveloped. ~
The authorities at Fort Myer, neat
Washington. are aiding the Washin' -
ton police in an effort to apprehend
a soldier, presumably of the post.
who Monday night shot a negro on
he bridge leading from Georgetown
to the fort. The negro. Win. D
Smith. is in the hospital in a dying
onditionl. Apparena tly the atack '
upon the negro was unprovoked. The
soldier, who was unknown to the
negroe's two companions. first struck
the victim with his fist and then
fired umnon him as he :ay prostrate
Then the soldier fled. The shooting
is ascribed to strong racial feeling
that has developed aimong some ot
he soldiers at t.he fort.
Shot His Man.
Asked to return a borrcwed pistol.
Tump Ellison. returning at day light.
runk. from drinking and gamnbin;
all night. Monday shot and killed
'il Moore. in Newberry County.
near the Laurens county line. Both
arties are negroes.
Succumbs to Pellagra.
At Coumbia. Allen C. Wyse. agedj
twenty-nine, a graduate of the U ni-I
ersity of South Carolina in19.
ditor of the Southern FurnitureI
oural of High Point. N. C.. died
early Wednesday morning at the Co
lunbia hospital of Peflagra.
Dispute F~nds Sadly.
Following a dispute rel?ive t
th settlement of .his father's eAmte.
Otis Brown, a prominennt youa.; s.
iet: nan of Oxford. N. C.. on Mou
lay shot gnd dangerously wounded
is step mother. Mrs .J. S. Brown.
nd then blew out his own brains.
Mlany Cattle Lost.
A stampede of cattle at Columbus.
G a.. preparatory to being loaded on
a river steamboat. resulted in the
..,~ dr-n of al bt ten of the num
HO0W DID HE DIE?
k iIa Preid SW ist Do&
ydiSUsly in His Hs .
SUIiDE OR M
*amily Claim Burglar Did Shout
ing.-Possible Fraud Implicatios
and Fear of Disgrace Advanced as
Theory for Sukide.-Dead Mans
AUsociaes Not SUrpdied.
Ira G. Rawn. president of the
hicago. Indianapolis and Louisville
tailroad tthe Monon Route.) died
f a bullet wound, at his summer
esidence in Winnetka. fifteen miles
orth of Chicago. early Wednesday
Members of Mr. Rawn's family
ay he was killed by a burglar. The
olice are working on a theory that.
[r. Rawn killed himself. As a has
of their suicide theory. the police
vance the following reasons:
They point to the fact that Mr.
awn was operating vice president
r the Illinois Central Railroad at
ke time fraudulent car repair con
-acts were put through and that
cently he was drawn into the 11
nois Central graft investigation as
They saw that the action of Mr.
awn's relatives in refusing to aid
ie Chicago detective department to
arch for the alleged murderer is
They declare that there exists a
ck of convincing evidence that an
trader had actually been in the
Mrs. Rawn. wife of the dead man:
. G. Coburn. his son-In-law; Mrs.
oburn and two children, and three
aids were in the house when the
Mrs. Rawn says that her husband
as aroused from sleep at half past
ie o'clock in the morning by a
>se on the first floo: of the resi
tne. She says Mr. Rawn picked
a revolver in his room on the
cond floor and started down-stairs
d was down in the hall when two
iots were fired. A minutes search
'the front ball and adjoining rooms
'the residence, however, show but
te bullet, that fired from the re
lver of Mr. Rawn and which ap
Lrently had passed through Mr.
&we's body just below the heart.
Coroner Peter Hoffman took per
nal charge of the investigation in
the death. k tefused to say
bether he thought the case was one
murder or suicide. He stated.
wever. that powder marks had
en found on Mr. Rown's night
wn. indicating that the bullet
hich killed Mr. Rawn was fired at
Friends and business associates of
e dead man say that he has been
oking badly for several weeks
me attributed .Mr. Rawn's worried
presson to the investigation of the
spiracy by which the Illinois
ntral claims it was mulched out
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
is is now going on in court.
On two successive days last week
r. Rawn begged for and secured a
ystpolelent of his examination as
witness On the~ plea that his wife
His examinatiOn was scheduled to
Staken up again next Tuesday.
Mr. Rawr left the Illinois Central
&iroad in November. 1909. and be
tine president of the Monon. Early
ts Spring the Illinois Central fraud
Ame to light. Though the investi
ation is not in such shape that any
riinal responsibility for the frauds
fixed, it is declared that the rep
tation of some. persons involved
'uld be ruined and their ture
ractically blotted out.
At the irst hearing before Master
Chancery Thomas J. Taylor. Jr..
r. Rawn testified that the car re
air contracts all came under his
pervison. He admitted that he
ras responsible for farming out the
ars to the various repair commit
DRUG USED UPON GIRL.
ty An nknown intruder Into 11er
Home' at Night.
Fanny May Pryor. the fourteen
eear-o~d daughter of Owen W. Pryor.
prominent r--sident of Mobile. Ala..
tied early Wednesday from the ef
cts of chloroformf administered to
:he child Tuesday night by an un
wown intruder who succeeded in
'naking his esc-ipe.
The girl was found in an uncon
wious condition by her mother in
a room that was almost stifling from
te effects of the drug. A man
wearing a black shirt and black
trousers was seen to jump the fence
about .4Z' o'clock by Mrs. Pyor, but
his color could not be distinguished.
The entrance was made through a
xamination by physicians who
were summoned showed that the girl
had not been assaulted, and why she
was chloroformned can not be ex
pained. The gir: was sleeping with
.. little baby brother.
Boys Stone Salloon', to I~arth.
Ohio boys w~io can throw stones
so swift and high as to puncture bai
lons have become a serious menace
to aviation. Down came the Drifter.
with Water J. CollIns and George
Howard. of Cincinnati. in its basket.
sst week. because boys. throwing
stones from a bullling at Hamilton.
Ge.. where the crowd had assembled
to witness the ascent and christen
ig of the aerostat. struck the gas
ba; and tore a hole in it. The gas
hd escaped slowly, and the balloon
its ere forced to land In less than
1hours ar startinz.*