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VOL. XXV .MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 1910 NO.13
LwsmyUses a Isnowm to
the oay MfHer
NOBLE, GALLAT SONS
A Beautiful Memorial Is E'rected to
Connemorate the Deed of Hero
ism of the Gallant Men of Laurens
County Who Willingly Laid Down
Their Lives for Their State.
In the presence of fully 3.000 peo
ple. including 200 veterans and 3W0
school children the Confederate mon
.nent erected to the memory of
Laurens County soldiers. was Wed
nesday unveiled after being formally
presented to the county of Laurens
by Terrar Martin F. Azsel in be
half of J. B. Kershaw Chapter. Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy. un
der whose auspices the exercises were
The speech of acceptance was de
lirered by the Hon. R. A. Cooper. of
Laurens. who in behalf of the people
of Laurens pledged the care and
protection of the shaft. which fitting
ly commemorates the valor of Lau
rens County heroes of the Southern
The Hon. C. C. Featherstone acted
as master of ceremonies and made
the address of welcome. dwelling
sympathetically upon the auspiciou
nes of the occasion. The oration of
the day was delivered by Dr. Lee
Davis Lodge. president of Limestone
College. and one of the most accom
plished speakers of this State. The
invocation was offered by the Rnv.
W. E. Thayer. of Laurens.
-Preceding the exercises the Veter
ans were given a ride about the city
in avktomobiles. there being over 20
machines in the procession. Prompt
ly at 10 o'clock the Daughters and
Veterans assembled at the Opera
House and there marched to the
stand near the monument. headed by
the Newberry Band. The thirteen
girls selected to unveil the monument
were joined in the line of march by
the school children and their teach
era. it was a most imposing and ln
spiring scene. one ..: the notable fea
tures of the day. The stand was de
orated and from all the stores and
other build'ngs on the square Gags
and bunting were displayed in honor
of the occasion. All stores banks and
oMcers were closed during the cer
Upon concluding his speech Gov
ernor Ansel announced that the lit
tle girls who were to pull the cords
unveiling the monument would come
forward and he suggested that the
old war-time yell be given as the
veil fell.'and th esuggestion was car
ried out with a will. In connection
with the children who unveiled the
shaft it is interetng to note that
*Beaufort Ball Copeland, youngest of
'the thirteen. is a granddaughter of
the late Col. B. W. Ball and great
granddaughter of W. D. Watts. one
of the signers of the Ordinance of
Secession. She also participated in
unveiling the monument at Cross's
Hill. erected by B. W. Ball Chapter.
U. D. C.. some time ago.
Dr. Lodge was presented with some
handsome bouquets. including one
by Sarah Eliza Swygert. a little to.
who was held in the arms of Mr.
Featherstone as she gracefully pre
sented the wreath. Governor Ansel
also received flowers. Another halp
py incident was the presentation of a
beautiful wreath to the Laurens
Chapter. U. D. C.. by Stephen D. Et
liott. of Clinton.
The monument is thirty-two feet
high. The lower section is. built of
Winnsboro granite of a light gray
color. Crowning the monument is
the figure of a Southern soldier. a
private, standing erect and almost in
the attitude of "parade rest.' This
figure is of delicate carved whi.
Vermont marble andl bears in its ev
ery curve the proud looks that i.he
"Boys in Gray'' rightly bear.
'I'he soldier is facing the South.
and on the main shaft below is carv
ed the Confederate flag. The sectiot
underneath this bears the memor
able dates 1861-1863. Below the
dates is this inscription:
in memory of
The Boys in Gray
By the Citizens of
tnder the Auspices of
J. B. iKershaw Chapter
U. D. C.
On the top stone of the base. carv
ed on the south and north sides, are
the words: "Our Heroes."
The north side of the monument
bears this inscription:
"On Fames Eternal Camping Ground
Their Silent Tents are Spread.
And Glory Guards with Solemn
The Bivouac of thte Dead."
"Who shall break the guards that
Before the awful face of fate?
The tattered standards of the South
Were shrivelled at the cannons
And all her hopes were desolate.
"Fold up the banners: Smelt the
Love Rules. Her gentler purpose
The muighty Mlother turns in Leafs
The pages of her battle years.
Lamenting all her fallen Sons! '
Some Rig Fish.
Orei' of the biggest catches of thD
wn soinno a' TLonr Branch. N. LT
is credited to Capt. Hiram Lockwood
and the lit'la crew of his flshing
smack Dinah. The boat Thursday
brought in four fish whlch tipp'd
the. scales at an average of l.000
pounds eaeh. The catch included
three sasu an horse maceaml
FARMER IS ROBBEDJ
ON A LONELY ROA) BY AN UN
Mr. James Bonnett is Relieved of the
Proceeds from the Sale of a Bale
A bold robbery has Just been made
public. With the proceeds from a
bale of cotton that he had sold. in
his pocket. James Bonnett. a well
known farmer living between White
Pond and Windsor. in this state. was
robbed Tuesday afternoon by an un
known negro. who made his escape.
The robbery was one of the- boldest
that has been reported in a long time.
and was practically a hold up. T
13r. Bonnett went Tuesday to Wil- A
liston. and there sold a bale of cot
ton. He started to drive home late h4
in the afternoon. and had in ca.sh a
$56. When some distance out of
Williston. and driving along a lonely P1
stretch of road. he overtook a negro. In
who was walking. The negro asked el
for a ride and Mr. Bonnett stopped
his team and took the negro in the 3
'He did not drive far until the ne
gro. who was standing up behind w
Mr. Bonnett. caught him by the 98
throat and bore him down to the I
floor of the wagon. Mr. Bonnett.
who is between 60 and 65 years of J
age, was easily overcome. and when
he was choaked luto insensibility. -
the negro rifled his pockets, secur- *
ng all the money he had.
The negro then made his escape. 1
Mr. Bonnett was not injured serious
ly and soon recovered. He stated P
that he did not know the negro. but
it is very likely that he could recog
nize him if he ever sees his assailant
again. It is thought that the negro 1
had been in Williston Tuesday. and Of
seeing Mr. Bonnett selling cotton. e
ieiberately planned to rob him. t.b
KILLEn FOR REVNGE.
egro Committed Brutal Crime to st
Avenge BHimself. of
Robert L. Maguigan. Jr.. 13-year- p1
old son of Robert Maguigan, of Bev- C1
erley. N. J., who was found hanging
from the front stoop of his parents po
residence on September 23. was mur- in
lered. it is believed. by some enemy no
of his father. instead of having com- th
mitted suicide. as was at first sup- tic
posed. The facts came out at the
inquest Wednesday night when the
rather took the witness stand.
The father is foreman of a large
actory. He has had numerous dif
erences with the men under him.
His most recent trouble was on Sep- cr
ember 23. Ia
"That day a colored man came to or
ee me and demanded some money. fr<
id Maguigan. "I refused to gie
him any. He told me he would get
ven, and before the day was over I a
would know how he was to take
I thought nothing of the threat
o find my boy dead. His little sis
ter found him hanging to the front
ler steps, a strap around his neck. 0
I am sure the man who made th
the threats did the deed. He killed
my boy to revenge himself upon me.
have kept quiet to see if I could
not run down the murderer and take Z
the matter into my own hands.~
C.A'SE MANY TO FLEE. m
Iarthquake shocks Depopulate Part
A dispatch from Fla:sta7 Ariz..
says a territory fifty miles wn"are.
xtending from there to the grand rie
anon of the Colorado. stands prac
tically depopulated because of earth- gr
uake and rumblings, which, begin
ning Saturday. are steadily increasingrnit
n magnitude and violence.
Indians. of whom there were many
in the region, fled when the quakes re
began, terrified by sinister import3 ir.
which they Imagined to be contain
d in the cracking of ground. The to
whites remained until their homes Ic
fell about them. v
. B. Shares, the first of the re
fugees to reach Flagstaff. reported ju
that his house was cracked. Others in
who came in later reported that vol
canic stones had been torn from bed ro
nd sent down the mountain sides.
They refused to go bacit. The whoie
district is of voleanic origin. The -i
phenomena is attributed to a slip 'n
Boat Keeled Over.
At Pensacola. F'la.. August Wilena
and Heinrich Sta: were drowned and
five other men had a narrow escape
from death when a small boat in
which they were rowing to a steamer
in the harbor capsized. All of the
men had spent the night in the city~
and attempted to row back to the
vessel in a boat which had a capac
ity of carrying three persons.
The mortality report of the census
bureau shows a decrease in 1909
compared with 19"'8 of Deaths in this ,
country from tuberculosis and ty
phoid fever. The rate of the former b
fd from 174 to 167 1-2 per hun-i
dred thousand. the rate of the later
from 25 to 22.
His Money Was Safe.
At Boston. Mass.. upon being told
his bootblack stand. In which he had n
3O. was a fire. Joseph Sesoneran s
Friday died of cerebral hemorrhage.
Th iewas extingushed before it
Ireahed lbs m ono. [
Took Hitm for Thief.
Ash Armstrong. of Birminghavn.
Ala.. was shot to death by George
Jackson. a negro peddler, who mis
Itook his victim for a highwayman. I
The nero shl na hreo
FRE AND DEAThl
dows Blowing Up L.s Aageles Tines
THIRTY WERE KLLE
b-ithin Few Minute% tor the ExplosioM
the Entire Building Was a Fiery
Furnace.-The Managing Editor
Says Plant De..troyed by Eneanies
of Industrial Freedom.
The building occupied by The
ines Publishing company at L"s
ugeles. Cal.. was destroyed by ire
iturday morning and there was a
?avy loss of life. estimated as higLh
The fire was proceeded by an ex
os.non and immediately the build
wa-, enveloped in flames. The
.plosion occurred on the second
or of an addition to the old buitd
. The old part is of three floors.
ithin a few scconds from the time
the explosion the entire building
as a fiery furnace. Crowds that
ahered say they saw many men fait
xek from the windows into the
Lmes. Others leaped and were in
red. - 4 #
The poperty loss Is estimated at
;00.000. The editorial rooms were
the third floor, but It is believed
e greater part of the men on this
or escaped death.
Thomas P. Smith. an "ad" com
aitor. working on the second door
ien the explosion occurred. gives
e following version:
"There were at least 50 men at
)rk on my floor. I believe that htif
this number may not have escAp
1 with the others rushed for
e street and we then saw the whole
iliding in flams.
"The entire building was in ruins
1.45, and but two walls we-e
"In addition to the complete plant
The Times the building contained
e large jobbing and commerclai
Lnt of the American Engraving
Within a few minutes after the ex
>sion the police arrested two men
the Broadway tunnel. two blocks
rth of the Times' building a.ad
ey are being held for indentifica
n. The Times' employs non-union
Inters and has had more or le-s
ction with labor.
The police had their fire lines put
around the scene and reserves
re soon patroling the district artn
with riot clubs but the half clad
,wd which silently watched the
mes from behind the fire lines were
lerly and not an arrest was made
>m amongst the crowd.
The following list of miss.&ing fur
;hed by the Times have not been
J. C. Golliher. linotype operauer,
ried. five children.
*W. G3. Tunstall, linotype op-:ater.
John Howard. printer, married.
C-rant \Moore. machinist, married.
Edward Wasson. printer. married.
Elmrer Frink, linotype operator.
Eugene Cares. linotype operator.
irried. one child.
Don E. Johnus.'t i-:otype operator
Ernest Jordan. linotype op'---ator
irriel. one child.
Frank l'nderwood. printer. mar
~d. one child.
J Wesley Beaver. steniorrapher.
R. L. Sawye~r. telegrapher. mAr
-d. two children.
'Harry L. Crane. assistant tele
aph editor. married, one child.
C'hales Gulliver. compositor. mar
Carl Salada. linotype operator.
Among the injured taken to the
reiving hosprtal were the 'oilow
-Harver P. Elder. is~ - f..::' ity eh*:
r. jumped from third story: right
t broken. internal injuries and se
re burns: will die.
Charles E. Lovelace. Coast editor.
mped from third floor, hip br'oker'
ternally injured atnd burne-.
S. W. Cr~abill. foreman comoe-:r.,r
om. .*vere' bruirscs.
Randolph R.,ss!. linotype opera o.
miped t romu seconld floor. s'.er'-y
Many others injured were taken
the other hospitals.
The flames followed the explosion
quickly that those in 'he o d
g had jittle chance to .-sar.
Many leaped from the w indows an.i
The building b~urne'd rapidly an-i
.fore many of the inmates .1 5.
'ach the street it was a was: .at
The force of the exploeion was
ucentra-ed on the mechanical de
rtment of the paper and most of the
ad and injurede were memnrs of
Mana~ng Editor Harry Andrews.
two o'clock Sat urd:ay morning.
"The Times building was destroyed
y dy'naie this morning by enem
's of industrial freedom. Tne Times
self cannot be destroyed. It will
son te re-issued from its au,.ilary
lant and will 5ght its battles to 'he
"The horror of thA loss of life and
laiming of men precludes a further
:atement a: this hour."
General Harrr~son Gray Otis, owner
f The Times, will arrive homeo :rom
frxico. he starod. Mnnday mornin
"Man aminved in m"'s' nf the de
'rtmen. had. I think." said Mr
andrews. -somne chancen getou
brough the front exits. I do no:
selleve there were 100 persons in the
iuilding. I was not there. Mr. Voz
MIer. our city editor. got out.. alse
TEDDY IN THE SADDLE
PU'SHE-S HIS TICKET THRO'G1
Whips the Old Guard to a Fraz-14
and Then Rides Rough Shod Ov.
The New York Republican State
Convention at Saratoga Wedneszay
evening nominated Henry L. Stim
son of New York as its c;,ndidalt
for governor. The nomination of %fr.
Stimson was one more victory for
Roosevelt. who led the fight for the
nomination of his candidate. com
pleting the unbroken series of tr
umphs from the moment the cor.
vention was called to order until its
The vote for governor stood t
follows: Henry L. Stimson. 64.
Wm. S. Bennett of New York. :42;
Thomas B. Dunn of Rochester. 3 S;
James B. McEwan of Albany, :S.
scatering. 23. The State as made
up Wednesday for the balance of the
ticket by Roosevelt. Root and ris
benchmeu went through without a
With the exception of the nomi
nations for governor and comptrol
ler there were no contests. Repre
sentative Bennett, who has been con
ducting the only open campaign for
the nomination of governor, kept up
the fight to the end and his persist
ency and his strength with the New
York delegation threatened to break
the slate. It is understood that
Roosevelt will stump the State for
At the close of the convention
James S. Wadsworth. Jr.. speaker
of the assembly. announced his with
drawal from the legislature. He
said this determination was reached
some time ago, and was due the en
tirely to his personal views as to the
length of time a member of the as
sembly should hold that important
and difficult oMce.
Wadsworth would not say that
his retirement was due to the victo
ry of the progressives in the conven
tion. The close of the convention
found the Roosevelt forces in com
plete mastry of the situation.
Following the first rout of the or
ganization came Roosevelt's dramat
ic and successful battle for the adop
tion of the platform of the progress
ives. and his final victory in the nom
ination of Stimson. By the time the
vote was taken the strength of the
organization had been dissipated
BLISTERS THE OLD GUARD.
Insurgents Pour Hot Shot Into Their
The Wisconsin Republican State
platform convention at Madison.
spent Thursday listening to insur
gent Congressmen make speeches.
Esch rehearsed phases of the insur
gent fight against the rules in the
house of repres~entatives at Washing
ton and extolled Senator L~a Foltktte
as the father of the progressive ideas.
after erroneously, they declare. call
ed the Roosevelt policies.
"They 'called us insurugents
can't quite give the nasty accent
and then they called us Democrats.
sal' congressman Lenroot. Wel'.
there are worse things than being a
Democrat. The old line Senators left
their chair with smiles of derision
when Senator La Follette began to
speak. ie turned to them and said
with a phophecy which has come
true: "Those chairs, which you
leave vacant teruporarily will be
mad. permanently so by the people.
Where are former senators from
North and South Dakota. from Kan
saa and from Iowa? Their seate are
occupied by Cummings, by Borah, by:
"Yes. Hale is sick and Aldrich not
feeling well." said Congressman
Cooper. after submitting one plank
pledzlng Republican legislators to
return Senator La Follette to the sen
ate at Washington.
Died After Waltz.
"Icould die waltzing," said isi
Elizabeth Harris at the close of a
dance late Thursday night at Chic
ago. As she seated herself sha ?eli
over. She died within a few nin
utes. She had been dancing contin
uously for four hours. She was 2
Killed in Battle.
Four thousand lives were lost in
the recent war in Nicaragua. accord
ing to Jacob Weinberger. manager of
the Bluefields Steamship Company.
at Bluefields. Nicaraugue. who re
turned to New Orleans.
Struck the Church.
At Nas'av'ille. Tenn., while r~ervices
were n progress at Donelsoun church
were in progress at Doneison church
building, killing Howard Sullivan the
19 year old son of Dr. W. B. Sulli
van. Several other persons were
I feel sure most of our men escap"ed.
Friday night being unuisually hea
vy at The Times. something over 30t
men were at work on the linotypes
and about :M in the 'ad' section.
-Because of the fact that so many
Aira m'n were at work it n ill b<
probably severai days before all art
The building occupied by The
Times Miirror publishinc plant is e
brick. throo stories in height ar
back of this was a brick antwx of fe
stnries and a basement The editor
ial departmo~nt of The Times was at
the third floor of the main buildin:
and the busIness office on the groun<
noor. This annex contained th<
presses. linotypes. big job pri.ntin
plant and The Times school ?3r tra~n
MADE HIS HAUL
Rawa, Who Committed Sicideia His
Rome Last Smmer, Tars Out
FRST CLASS GRAFTER
Former 'resident of Car Repair
Company Details the Payment of
Large Sums. of Former President
of Mtnon Route. Who Waw Mys
teriously Shot at His Residence.
Henry C. Ostermann, former pres
ident of the Ostermann Manufactur
ing Company. who is said to have
been a big factor in the Illinois Cen
tral car repair frauds. related a sen
sational story of the inside workings
of his concern before Judge Brug
gemeyer at Chicago on Wednesday.
Ostermann was called as a witness
for the prosecution in the conspiracy
bearing against Frank B. Harriman.
Chas. L. Ewing an', John M. Taylor.
former Illinois C-utral officials. who
are charged with participating in ex
tensive car repair swindles.
The late Ira G. Rawn. former
president of the -Monon Route, who
was "mysteriously" shot to death it
his summer residence in Winnetka.
Ills.. last July, was named by the
chief figures in the alleged graft
Ostermann declared that as vice
president of the Illinois Central.
Rawn was given 1.500 shares of
stock in the Ostermann Manufactur
ing Company, and that this was in
creased to 2.700 shares. He said
that Rawn sold his stock to the man
ufacturing company at par, $5 a
share. After Rawn had sold back
his stock holdings in the car repair
company for $13.500, the witness
<ays the former Illinois Central vice
president demanded and got first $5
and then $10, and finally $15 for
each car repaired or alleged to have
been repaired at the Ostermann
In this connection Ostermann tes
tified that he personally made one
payment of $10.500 to Rawn, which.
he said, was for 700 cars upon which
the repair concern had collected bills
for repairs. The witness said that
Rawn received $15 a car during the
first six months of the year 1909.
This was during the last six months
that Oistermann was connected with
the repair company.
According to Ostermann. three dia
tinct kinds of payments were made
in the passing of this alleged graft.
In addition to ihe payment per car
as to Rawn. said Ostermann. a fid
monthly sum was paid certain oiT
cialz, and a two per cent. monthly
dividend was paid on all Ostermann
Manufacturing Company stock held
by Illinois Central officers. This
stock dividend. ar.ounting to 24 p'r
cent a year. was paid on seve'ai
blocks of Ostermann Company stock.
"What Illinois Central officials
held stock in your company" was
asked Ostermiann by Attorney Fish
"Ira G. Rawr had 2.100 shares:
Frank ii. Harriman had 2.2u0 shas
es; John M. Taylor bad first l.Qu0.
and then .->.t0 shares; Jos. E. B'uk
er had z.2v00 shares. Wmn. Renshaw
had 1.500 sharea and W. J. Taytor
had 500O. S. H. and Mildred Harri
man had 100 shares each, but
I don't know who they are other than
they were connected with the Illinois
Central Company. Their stock was
bought and paid for by Frank 't.
"What officers of the railroad com
pany received monthly payments
from your concern and in what
amounts'" Osternman was asked by
counsel for the prosecution.
"Frank B. Harriman received $2.
100 monthly: Joseph E. Buker albo
got $1.d0i4 monthly: Wmn. Renshaw
was paid $500h monthly: W. J. Leahy
$100: H. N. Dunlay $100:. R. G. Ran
som $25: John Waters $25: Matthew
Morgan $75. and F. A. Jones
$100) on at least one occasion that
I personally know of."
Ostermann then entered into a :'n
cital of the organization of the man
"I did not think of going into theI
car repair business at first.'
said Ostermnann. "The Idea was first.I
sugg.-sted to me by a Mr. Considme,
whom I met while selling stock in
the grain door enterprise. He sug
gested the matter to me and la'r
I took it up with John M. Taylor, of
the Illinois Central. H~e discouraged
me first and later assIsted me. John
E. [Baker took me to Ira G. Rawn to
arrange for a co'itract to do repair
work for the Illinois Central.
"M\r. Rawn asked me how many
cars 1 thought I could turn Out in
a day, and I replied about Z5."
"'-You are tho man we are look
ing for'. 'nr said, and the deal was
The witness then related how in
1907 ho was told by John M. Taiy
jior that Frank W. Harriman wanted
to see him: r'hat :arriman wanted t~o
buy more stock in the Ostermann
I refused to .sell Harriman a
block of 'occk at that time becius
I would thereby lose the controlling
interest in the company. Insteti *
selling Harriman stock. weo came '0
an agreement whereb'y I was to pay
Harriman $ 10,000 a month. I paid
:his amount in person. sometimes in
check and sometimes in cash.
"Sometime after this I had a talk
with Bucker and he sug::ested that I
pay over some moner to the 'old
man.' Mtr. Rawn. I asked him how
much anri he said abnut :. a car for
evere ear repatred Later. Bucker
came to me and said that Mr. Rawn
felt they ought to have a little more
'money on the cars. Bucker said I
ought to know what it would mean
if ! didn't give It. Bucker said that
CARRY OFF FIFTEEN MEN TO PE
HELD FOR RANSOM.
They Stole Thirty Thou:%and DoLlars
from a Bank and Then Escaped
to the Mountains.
Dispatches from Victoria. B. C...
says Manchuria bandits made a ra'd
on the town of New Chwang.. at the
mouth of the Liao river. early this
month. and carried away fifteen Chin
ese merchants to be held for ransom.
according to advices received by the
steamer Sado Maru. which has just
arrived from the Orient.
The bandits stole $30.900 from al
bank and secured large stores of
arms and ammunition. The brigands.
of whom there were- 3e0. retired to a
stronghold in the mountains near
When the steamer left Japan the
bandits were surrounded by 600
Chinese troops and police from Hal
Cheng and liao Yang. Operations
against the brigands began on Sep
tember 5. when a r...mber of pickets
and two entrenchments were captur
The brigands have a large store of
food in the temple buildings in the
mountains and have settled down to
withstand a seige.
Artillery was being sent from Muk
den. A company of Japanese fron
tier guards iho joined the Chinese
and sought to assist them in the
attack were ordered to return by
TEDDY GETTING RIGHT.
Bryan Says He Is Advocating Demo
In an address before a mass mee
Ing at Pueblo, Col.. W. J. Bryan on
Monday charged Theodore Roosevelt
with having advocated old time
Democratic principles in many of his
recent addresses on his Western tour.
Referring to Roosevelt's Osswatomie,
Kan.. speech on 'New Nationalism."
Mr. Bryan said:
'The Democratic party has preach
Bd this doctrine for fourteen years
and In 1900 incorporated it in its
platform. quite in contrast with the
distinguished gentleman who appears
to have just made the discovery that
this doctrine is correct and p-ogres
sive and just.
"In his expressions regarding rail
road regulation. the income tax.
swollen fortunes and publir-: ,f
-ampaign contrib'itions. Mr. Roos'
relt has merely followed a %eil es
iablished :emocratic lead. For years
Democratic platforms have been
:lamoring for legislation in this cii
P.r. Bryan also said the former
President's conversion to the incon~e
Lax had been -'recet
FATALITIES IN PITTSBUlRG.
Line Day's Record in Police Courts
of That City.
This rather exceptional record of
a oay 's tragedies was compiled by
the police of Pittsburg, Pa., on last
31irs. Sarah Welsh. aged 32. was
round fatally burned in her Z..part.1
ment at 19 Penn street north side.
She died after saying that her burns
were received in an ex plosion of a
gas range, but the range was found
intact. The police scented mystery
in the case and are investigating.
George Stewart. aged 30,. was
round dead on the steps of the Her
ron Hill .\ethodist Episcopal church.
He hat. taken carbolic alid.
George Oigden fell from the win
dow of a Carson street hotel and was
'W. S. Hertsberger. aged 21. was
klle~d by electricity while repairing
light at the Pressed Steel Car com
pany's plant in McKees Rocks.
John Ross. aged 1 9. of Homestead:i
fatally shot himself through the
lungs and will die. The police de
elare it suicide.
Myrtle King. aged 21. attempted
suicide by drinking poison at a Sec
ond avenue rooming house. She 'a
expected to recover.
HEAY'Y JIM'S iW FIltE.
A Big ILumbwr Plant at Alcolu Parti
The big saw mill plant of the D.
W. Ald.-rman & Sons Company Al
colu was destroyed by fire Frid-.y
morning at about 5 o'iock. It
stem that the fire started on the
interior of the building about the
second floor and had gained con
siderable headway when discovered.
The heavy rains Thursday atternoon
and night. :ogeths-: with the stillness
of the morning. probably saved the
destruction of the entire lumh'ar
plant. Had the conditions not been
so favorable the planing mills, dry
kilns. machine shops. together witil
several million feet or lumber. would
have gone up in flames. it is :m
;iossible now to estimate ju~st what
the loss will amount to. but it '
supposed that it will :o somethin:
like 51e .O4O. with some insuran.e.
Several hundred employees have
been thrown out of employment.*
ing it and that he had to take his1
orders regarding the placing of re-j
pair contracts frta those above him'i.
In this way thbe payment per car
was raised to $1'0 and then to $1.5.'
During the period that the alle;
ed graftin: n'as gning on Ostermann
said he handled each deal in perso::
and thereafter made the paymnente etf
money to the railroad offcials. He
declared that be frequently passed
$1.006 bills to certain of the me~n
mentioned and upon one occnsion he
bsr! oneva $.AAD b:lL
DEAD OR STOLEN
MAN LOOKING FOR SON MISSING
With His Companions Lad Was Play
ing.---Madman" Scared Thezn and
Charles H. Adams district super
intendent of the United Natural Gas
company. a Standard Oil subsidiary.
at Kane. Pa.. is in New York city to
invoke the aid of the New York po
lice in his search for his little son.
Edward Patrick. who has been miss
ing since last April 15.
vAdams told a remarkable story of
the boy's sudden and mys.terious dis
appearance and of the efforts that
sparching parties. often numbering
more than 100 persons. He has car
ried the search as far est as St.
Louis. Mrs. Adams is prostrat-d
from grief and believes her son mur
dered by a madman. The father
still hopes that little Edward was on
ly kidnapped and may yet be found.
Edward will be ten years old next
December. On April 15 last he went
out with three other boys of his own
age to fish in a creek about ten min
utes' walk fom home. through the
woods There was not sufficient wa
ter in the creek to drown a kitten
in. The lads were fishing for rn
nows with bent pins. It is impossi
ble that Edward was drowned.
Another party of slightly older
lads was fishing nearby. One of these
thought It would be fun to try to
scare the younger boys. He went up
to them and pretending he was the
son of the fish warden, told them
they had no right to fish and would
The little chaps had been there
too often to be frightened in that
On his way back to his chums. this
lad met a rough looking man, who
bounded out of the woods at him.
;wearing and looking as though in
iane. The boy ran, shouting warn
ng to both fishing parties. All fled.
As they ran they missed Edward.
ihey shouted for him and dodged
tround several paths to look for him.
rhey could find him nowhere. The
ast place he was seen was the spot
where the rough looking man jump
-d out upon the path. One of the
boys hastened to tell Mrs. Adams
hat Edward was lost in the woods.
Withing an hour Adams was
Icouring the woods, a hundred neigh
Sors helping. Every day for weeks
he search was kept un. Eiery part
>f the woods and all the country
rbre examined. It was thought the
)oy might have been killed and
>uried. perhaps in the woods. Every
oot of the ground was gone ovr
ime and time again, with the utmost
;ystem. No trace of any newly turn
-d earth was discovered.
Frequently the search parties num
>ered more than a thousand men anJ
swomen. Pinkertons were'engaged.
rhe polie.- and all the local author
ties in Pennsylvania have done th-ia
COVER CROP CAMiPAIGN.
arious Agencies Work for the Bet
terment of Agriculture.
There will be more winter cover
rop planted In South Carolina thib
all than ever before. The work o:
he various agencies for better agri
rulture in this State is quite notice
ible. Last year notwithstanding th
iry fall and spring, there were hun
Ireds of suscessful fields of vetch.
>ur clover, crimson clover, red clo
rer and alfalfa. The majority o:
hese were planted under the super
rision of a govcrnment agent. and
were so satisfactory that the area
aill be greatly extended this year.
A. G. Smith, scientific assisstant of
:he United State department of agri
:ulture gave specific directions for
planting over 300 fields of these
'rops last year. and this year ha., is
:ontinuing the work in practically
every section of the State. Specific
lirections for planting any of th'-se
*rops can be secured by addressin;:
im at z'oluzmbia. He has already
iven directions for over 15~0 field!
.his sea'son. These advise the farm
*r every ste p in the process, and tell
him~ where to secure the seed and the
soil for inoculation.
The aim of the department of ag
riculture is to get a wint'-r cover
:rop on every acre of land in South
Carolina. It will take many year?
to accomplish the d--sired result, but
~he people are waking up to the op
portunity and the benerit of winter
*over crops, and it is believed that
treat results will be accomplished in
he next few years. Farmers are ad
vised to plant rye or oats on the
larger part of their farm if th'-y have
never grown any leguminous winter
rover crop, but it is advisable to
plant a small area of 'etch. bur clo
ver, red clover or crimson clover, fol
lowing the directions given, and then
ir. another year by having plenty ot
mil for inoculation. the farmer can
extend his area as he sees fit. .Most
of the failures with these crops and
also with the alfalfa. has been due
to lack of proper knowledge of
plantin.g. Where the proper mneth
ods have been followed there has
been practically no failures what
Gaore Fortune Away.
Geo. W. Patten. the millonaire
grain operator. of Chicago. died on
Thursday night from tuberculosis
left a fortune estimated at $5.O00.00
The greater part is said to have been
left to public charities, including a
targe donation for the furtherance
of the anti-tubercuis campaign.
Dies From Hurt.
George Chavez. aged 23. the Peru
vian av~ator, who was injured in
alighting after his dight over the
Alps last. week. died at 2.25 o'clock
FEAR FOUL PLAY
Yeang Kau Fr,. Breklya lysterissly
Disappears and His
FEE, ARE AMOUS
Edward J. Boyd. a Traveling Agent
for an Advertising Firm, is Missing
from Augusta. Ga., Where He Was
Last Seen Some Weeks Ago, and
Cannot Be Found.
The Augusta Herald says Edward
J. Boyd. of Brooklyn. N. Y.. con
nected with the advertising firm of
Shearman & Ryan. of that city, has
mysteriously disappeared and all ef
forts, so !ar. to locate him have
proven unavailing. Mr. Boyd arrived
in Augusta from Savannah on the
26th of August. intending to do
quite a good deal of advertising in
that city. for certain brands of teas.
On his arrival in Augusta he went
direct to the Marks-Grocery company
and made arrangements with that
firm for the placing of certain signs
and display cards. A short while
after his conversation with Mr.
Marks. two boxes of advertising mat
ter and a grip arrived at the store
and Mr. Marks signed the express re
ceipt for them.
It Is also stated that Mr. Boyd
signed in person for another grip
which was forwarded to him from
Savannah. Mr. Boyd later went to
the Marks store and talked with Mr.
Marks about some window signs and
on leaving him stated that he would
return on the following morning and
place them. This was the last seen
of him and the boxes and the grip are
still at the store, awaiting instruc
tions as to their disposition.
Mr. Marks stated Wednesday
morning to a Herald reporter that
Mr. Boyd seemed to be in a happy
umor and that there was nothing
to Indicate about him that he might
be ill or despondent. He described
him as a young man about 22 years
of age of medium height, with dark
hair and a very interesting taller.
No trace of him has been found at
any of the hotels o! the city but
Inquiry at several grocery stores de
veloped the fact that a man an
swering the description of Mr. Boyd
aled on a number of the merchants
f the city in regard to placing some
The last letter which the young
man wrote to his employers was from
Anusta and was dated on Septem
Ger Ist and on the same date be also
wrote to his mother. in Brooklyn.
Ke was on his way toward Columbia,
3. C.. to which point his firm had
'ent him a registered letter contain
ing a sum of money.
The police department has receiv
ed a letter Asking information about
Mr. Boyd but so far they have been
unable to ascei tain anything about
Mim. They state that letters of this
description are received every day
and that they do not attract any
treat attention at headquarters.
Mr. Marks. of the Marks Grocery
:ompany. stated that Mr. Boyd. as the
letters received in Augusta state, did
not appear to be a drinking man.
His beatures were clear cut and re
fned and he did not seem dissipated.
Mr. Marks fears that the young mat
is the victim of foul play.
TEDDY) MIUST PAY DEBTS.
flwes Railroads Over One Hundred
Roosevelt who fought the "in
terests" with his mouth while in of
fce. whose congress passed laws for
bidding the use of passes over rail
roads, the mighty enemy of the
"trusts"~ and "'monopolies." is in
debted to the Pennsylvania railroad
for $i00.00Q0. incurred in the use o~f
special trains during his trust-bust
ng administration. The New Yort
World publishes a letter from one of
the stockholderr' of the Pennsylvani-a
railroad, asking why this bill of
$100.000 has never been collect~d.
it will be recalled that congress set
aside $25.000 to be used by the presi
dent to defray travel'ng expenscs.
the idea being, no doubt, to see to it
that the president of the U'nit-d
States should not he obligated to any
ra nsportation comnpany for valuabte
Cervices rend.-red and unpaid. But
$2.(00 was not enough for Mr.
Rooevelt. On the slightest pretext
he! ordered special trains, and the
richest fare and attention the road
afforded, and, it seems naught was
said of remuneration.*
STORM DEVASTATES FARMS.
Big Hailstones Dio Great Damage
Near Macon, Ga.
Hailstones, many as large as a
guinea egg and reaching an everage
depths of five inches on the ground.
accompanied by a terrific wind, an
area of one and a half square miles
in the neighborhood or IUorraine.
near Macon. Ga.. Friday afternoon.
stripping the cotton stalks of both
leaves and bolls and b.'ating the corn
crop to shreds. No accurate esti
mate of the losa in money could
be secured. but it is known that it
will amount to thousands of dollars.
Hundreds of trees were blown
C'ut His Head OfT.
Jacob Foreman. aged M7 years.
ws decapitated and two other men
inured. one seriously. by the burst
in; of a steam pipe at the Orient
coke plant, at Orient. Pa.. Thursday.
The three men nere at work in-the
engine, when, without warning a 6
inch steam pipe burst, fragments of
the iron being hurled with terrific
force in all directions. One piece cut