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VOL. XXV MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 4, 1911 NO.24
New Yk affch rd WA
Tries to M Foul
Cbarged With Wrecking the N
e Bank or New York. the -
-as Ooraem- Before
the Coum Room Where he as to
-w. B-een Arz=Msed
Jsepb 4. Robin. who the
Nerthern Bank of .New
To rk while at Its ead,
ettempted to kill himself /gain
on Friday. With head erect. should
ar, and eyes levelled at h teery
oetameras trained on h'm -Jos0p9
G. Robin. the Indicted bank4t stePo
.d from his slster's home taclce ar
ralgnment. calm in the ledge
that be had swallowed a tab
lets of hyoscin. the svbtle deadly
alkaloid, with which Dr. C, kill
ed his wife. Belle ELmo Be col
lapsed before be could be en into
Court. with the exclama Im a
dead man; I've a.ken uo son tab
The ease was postponW in the
greatest excitement. a rtomneh pump
,wa hurriedly brought In* p2y and
the sick man was Erst to the
prison hospital, adjacen later to
BDellea where he lies the prison
ward. No charge of ped sul
eMe Is entered agin t and It Is
thought he wil reco , although
the action ot hyiosin slow.
much wil depend on vUitslity.
The time at which -too*the
drug is approlately by the tes
tmony af Dr. A1fsti retained
fd Robt by Travers Jer
on. his counsel; use, Robin
owtch, his sister, an wo detectives.
from the district -ney's offlce:
who rode with him his sister's
house to the C: Court building
Dr. Flint told the that as near
ly-as he could J0 from the symp
toms, the poison been in Robin's
natem about th uarters on an
hUr when he
Tb. two d were posit
their prisoner nothing on
the way to Dr. Robluovitch
=d her brother in the habit of
tking hyosecin small doses, to
countetst the ects of morphine.
which he used deaden the stabb
lng paine by w gall stones make
thamseaves She kept the Arug
In her- -house d she thought .her
brother swalo twelve tablet. At
Befewue the surgeons es
timated that bin had taken about
one-tenth of grain.
Robin *i in good health Sat
urday better than at any
-tm since troubles commeneed.
The trut of mane was when he
-etaggered. stepping from his au.
tomobile to Criminal Court build
lng. In the evator he weakened so
rapidly the detentives had to
lift him to couch. There he sunk
iato usness and was not re
vised un the stomach pump had
been wo. vigorously. Its prompt
tisundou saved his life.
the - corridors of the Cri
minal buildin fairly hummed
with.e: ent but in the Court of
General . Itself Judge Cratn.
Was tra business as usual
when .T. Jerome stepped rapidly
" Youw Honor.'* he began. hurried
1y. "I here In the Robin case. It
a that the defendant has taken
a drug He cannot be stimulated.
An has been called and
are now pumping. out his
The circumstance are un
On ormation that the prisoner
eoeld not possibly be arraigned. the
ease postponed until the receipt
of fu advices to Robin's condi
N Is described inthe text
boos' an alkaloid of henbane and
in na on a cerebral and spinal
men' Cases. are recorded in
whf- a dosen tablets of 1-?5th gain.
appl' to the membranes of the eyes
ha produced several genernl toxic
n's frustrated attempt leaves
tb .queston of hisinsanity stilop
Tlhere wasq no further development
connection with either the Noth
Rank of New York or the Wash
lngton Savings Bank. both of which
ar'. in the hands of the State banking
department, but the State depart
ment of Insurance took over the af
fairs of the Title and Guarantee
Con-pany. of Rochester. N. T., and a
large force ot accountants are at
work on the k'dgers of the mtny in
toveen concerns which Robin pro
Was Playing With Gun.
P"wing just returned from a hunt.
sand while pointing the gun at each
other in a playful manner, the gun
In 'he bands of Alex Dlonaboo was ae
eidentally discharged. and 0. B.
Ly-ch was Instantly killed. The en
tire load took effect in the top of his
he'd. which was literally blown off.
Both boy's are about 17 years of age
and sons of well known and prosper
ouzs farmers. The accident occurred
Just over the North Carolina line.
and the coroner of Polk County held
an inquest. *
Find Body of Baby.
Wbne searwebing for the body~ of
Ceornelts Corhett, who was drows
ed in an heroic attempt to) save e
life of a young Wonian w-ho ba3.' 'a!
t fro a ferry boat cros!ing the
Chattahoochee River. sc-ers
found the body- of a baby. The body
was lying In 3 shallow nooi of water
and was weighted .down. The body
of .young Corbett was fo',nd about a
ua. o tferrye
1 TOL OF IR SPS
WHAT THE SCIENCE OF AVIA
TION HAS COST IN LIVES.
Evewy Country Repeeented in th<
List of Those Who Died in Effort
to Advance the Science.
They have pulled the aviation bal
ance sheet for the season just end
ed. One side is bordvred with gold
3Ixty-nine heroes of the air havi
won medals and thousands of dol
lars in cash. The other side is pip
ed with black. Twenty-nine havt
paid the final price of the hero busi
On the wide-stretched wigs of mot
or-pushed. man-built birds. Intrepid
flyers have hung the gay emblem of
achievement 11.000 feet up in cloud
land. Others. reaching out for the
stars, have ridden aloft to the music
'of waving kerchiefs and to a fate
which 'has the foneral wreath for its
-Rverywhere there has been striv
lug succeeding and striving and dy
Ing until the side of the aviation
sheet which is piped with black bears
Lefebore. Ferber. Bossi. Hauvetti
Michelin. RobI. Speyer. Haas. Rolla.
Daniel Kinet. Nicholas Knet. Maas
dydk. Poillot. Madiot. Saghitti. John
stone. Fernandez. Delagrange. L
-Blon. Josely. Wacbter. Plochwan.
Matiewitch. Waldern. Pasca. Vivaldi.
Von Pitter. Hamilton. Chariz. BMan
Every country has offered its ma
-aome two or three; you may tal by
the names some have died leaving
a word or two an maybe a fgure In
the record by whch tb-zr may be re
membered when the list has grown
large Some have died as from a
tumble from a housetop-a mean
takfg off when you consider tha
the settg is bounded only by track
Chavez died thus-near the earth.
after he had marched over the Alps.
And some have died with department
orders signed ant countersigned
thrust in their belts, as men who
serve the =uns or skirmish fathoms
deep under the sea in steel bottles
called submarines have done before
Fifteen months ao the season for
yiig and dying as a double attrac
'ion -bad its formal introduction at
Rheims. the ancient city of the plal:s
where the kings of France were wont
tM go to fit themselves with crowns.
The affair of Rheims was called a
meet, a wore taken fr.m the vecab
nairy of the foxhunt and bicycle
In territory the list is both broad
nd long. Meets. with thet:- cash
prizes and their life pr4zes. became
popular. In the two lists to which
the names of aviators may be added.
the average is one dead to every
three living. The greatest amount of
noney any aviator has won, the fig
ures beinte taken from his published
acrounts. is $82.000. Pauihan got
that. Only 25 have won more than
&nd Pitty-three People Out of 1.463
Lost Last Year.
Out of a total of 6.661 persons in
rolved in 1.463 disasters to vessels
of all classes within the scope of the
United States life saving service, on
ly fifty-three were lost. and about
seventy-four vessels were completely
destroyed. according to the annual
report of S. L.. Kimball. general su
perintendent of the service, for the
fscal year. which ended June 30 lat
The next expenditures for main
taning the ser-ice for the year were
$2.249.375.68. The enactment or
the bill pp.ssed at the last session
of Congiess by the Senate providing
for retirement pay for members of
the life saving service and others of
the field service and others of the
fit.d service incapacitated for duty is
ured in the report.
Of the 1.646 vessels of ali kinds
which met with accidents, the life
savers rendered service to 1.047. al
uied with their cargoes at $10.171.
330. Other succor rendered, by the
life saving service included the res~
cue of 137 persons from drowning.
surgical aid to 60 persons suffering
from gunshot wounds, broken limbs
or bruises and the recovery of 150O
iodles of persons who had met death
throuch ice or in other ways. Nine
of th's number were suicides.
JAPANESE IN CONTROL.
.nn Offcees Dcare They COulo
Take thie Phillipines.
Army offcers recently returned
from the Phillipines are deeply con
eerned over conditions In the islands,
and maintain that it was on informa
tion fornished by them that Secretary
of War Dickinson and Gen. Leonard
Wood based much in their re'cent re
ports to Congress on the unprepared
ness of the country for war.
In brief, the charge is openly made
that the Japanese are in absolue
control of the Phillipines. and that
they will have ititle or no difficulty
in taking over the isands whenever
they arc ready to move.
It is declared by responsible offi
ees of the United 'States array. both
in person and by letter, that the Jap
anese delibrately sunk the great tdry
dock Dewey in Subig bay, and that
this fact is known in official circles.'
SixtVen Chinamen. ioncealed ina
bne ear. w'ere arrested at Tsleta. Tex
this week, and two Americans,
chr;?with attempting to smnuggle
them~ !nto -he Utnited States, were al
so taken into custody. The, car had
been lined around the sides with bal
ed hay. leavini: a space in the cente
of 1-he ear in, which the foreignert
WAVE OF CRIME
&M~ Vi" Do&I~ Iusea of Pewa
ad Geod WdL
MANY LS D OUT
Blood and Tragedy Mark the Peace
and Good Will Seaon in South
Carolina-Both Whites and Blacks
involved n the Tragedies of the
The birthday of the Prince of
Peace has been a day of bloo.. in
South Carolina and many killings,
both accidental and intentional. are
reported in various parts of the
State. All the details are not in. but
it is known that as many as a dozen
people have lost their lives and many
others have been injured as a result
of the festivities incident to this
4eason. which should bring peace in'
to the world and good will to men.
Here is a partial list of the tragr
Nolly Hancock. a 14-year-old boy.
whose home is in the Highland Park
village at Rock Hill. was shot and
kiled by a companion off about the
same age, named Adkins. The boys
quarreled over a small rifle and Ad
kins used it with deadly effect. .
Near Hampton. Harry Mason. aged
17. was accidentally shot by his
cousin. William Priestr, aged 19, as
the boys were starting on a bird
bunt Priester became distracted ov
er the accident and had to be re
strained from doing injury to him
At Beaufort, Saturday night. Dan
Middleton, nego, was shot through
the keyhole of a house where ho va
visiting and instantly killed. Corneli
us Thompson. another negro. is held
far the killing.
Clem Dean. a negro girl, was shot
down in the road, about 10 miles
from Greenville. by Tom Leather
wood. The girl was returning from
a party and her parents were with
her. The slayer has not been caught.
At Linton's place, near Cash's De
pot. Chesterfield county, in which, it
!s stated. a man named Copes, while
-trunk. shot and killed a traveling
man named Love. Particulars of
the affair are not obtainable.
The coroner's jury empannelled
to inquire into the death of Edward
Bomsard. colored. held J. W. Harper.
white. for the killing. and R. T. Bate
man. white an accessory. The de
ceased was a hack driver and the
shooting followed an alternation at
the Atlantic. Coast Line depot In
Sumter Sunday night.
On Christmas Eve night there was
a shooting near White Pond. Aiken
county. at which several darkies
--ere reported to be shot. Ilen versio
Is that a party of negroes were fired
into by a negro with a -hotgun and
one worran and three men were hit
by the shot. High Addison is charg
ed with the offence and he made his
Tiliman Dunaway, a young piant-,
er. shot and killed Euiene Janes, a
negro, on the Dunaway plantation.
some two or three miles from Hop
k'ns. Sunday afternoon, 'about 5
o'clock. D~unaway surrendered and
was committed to the Richlana
:ounty jail Tuesday afternoon.
Thomas Mackey. a young wh:te
san. about 18 years old. committed
suicide by shooting himself in the
bead with a pistol, the tragedy oc-1
curring in the Charlotte road, about
three miles north of Lancaster, op-I
oosite the residence of Mrs. Mary
A homicide occurred in Charles
boro section. about ?4 miles from
Lancaster. C. C. Faile being shot
and killed by Caesar Watts. both
white. The diffculty took place in
front of the house of a man rnamed
T'ate, in the presence of several wit
On Priday night, at Dunbarton. a
:own a~bout twelve miles fromn Barn
well. Henry Lishe shot and killed
Hamp Floyd. both negroes. From
what can be learned they were gnmb
.ing and became engaged in an alter
cation. Lit'he is cut in several places.
one finger being almost severed. He
was brought to Blarnwell and lodged
~n the county jail.
Saturday ntght, near Blackville.
Ed Wicker, colored, who killed an
ther negro a few weeks ato and etc
-aped, went to his w~fe's home and
4hot at her. The bullet missed th-,
woman and killed her child. After
the killing of the negro some time
tgo. W~cker is said to have made
the statement that he~ would not he
4atisfied until be had kIlled his w~fe.
Unfaithfulness on the part of the
woman is said to have caused the
Monday morning Tomn Pugh struck
Dolphus Malloy in the head with a
piece of Iron. which resulted in Mal
loy's death soon afterwards, the blow
having fractured his skull. Both are
negroes. living near Society Hill and
are considered peaceable and quiet.
Roger Andrews. a negro, in a
irunken rage shot and killed his
wIfe, his wife's mother and then
himself, at Ninety-six Tuesday night
at seven o'clock. Ther was no eye
witness. The negro was seen in the
afternoon -irunk and nothing furth
er was reen of him until he committ
ed the murder.
Lige Horn, was shot and killed by
another negro. Joe Smniley. at Smil
ey's home near Verdery Monday
airht. Whlsk~ey is supposed to have
been the real starter of the row
which led up to the killing. The
dead negro had tw'o brothers killed
a year ago at \'erdery at a bat sup
KTwo negroes have been, killed in
-Newberry -''onty dt~ring the holi
days. At Whitire. Lence Farr was
-killed by Lomie Williams, in the 1at
ter's pressing club, where Farr had
Sgone for. his clothe. OnT. .T. Dav
MOVED ENTIRE TOWN
PLACED ON WHEELS AND H.LL
ED ACROSS PRAIRIE.
With Bank Open. Meals Srved li
Hotel and Clerks Working u
Lamro. S. D.. has been put or
wheels and moved to Winner. wher
as the result of a bitter county sea
war and azreement betwe-n the tw<
towns. it has consolidated with Win
ner and as a town ceased wholly tt
Large store buildings with tb-il
valuable contents were moved intact.
Banks. with their cash in the vaults,
were put on wheels and made the
trip across the prairie while the
clerks continued to work and money
was received and paid out ot cus
'Without disturbing the offcials the
county court house was hitched tc
two of the largest traction engines
ever built, and it was dragged f...m
Larmo to Winner. where it was pla
ed on a foundation peviousiy prepar
ed for it. The Larmo hotel. drawn
by 72 teams of horses. rade the trip
without so much as ceasing business
a single meal.
The court bouse, a big two story
frame building, was the flrst to ne
moved, since It was necessary that
the big house be put In place before
smaller ho'aes blocked the way. The
big traction engines were hitched to
it, and across the prairie It went, the
big engnas uffUg and snorting like
Mogul locomotives. The distance was
three rales, and this was covered in
just two hours. So evenly was the
"job carried on that clerks, writing
at their desks were undisturbed.
After the court house and Jail were
moved residences went over in reg
ular flocks. When nightfall overtook
a house which was being move *-P
structure was left by the ro.ads.,'.
for the night and the family occupi
ed it Is usuaL
Then the movers began on the
business houses, and store after store
was taken to Winner without
being interfered with. Banks were
removed without the money being
locked up, and deposits were receiv
ed and checks paid without a halt.
The big school house was taken
over for the day, only half a day be
ing lost by the students. Although
the men in charge of the engines
offered to take house. teachers., ch!l
dren and all, the authorities did not
care to risk the collapse of the build
ing when it was occupied by so many
The cost of moving varie" fro-m
$50 for a dwelling to s5o i for a
store filled with goods. It cost near
ly $1.000 to take the court house
to the new town and put it in -.he
position it now occupies.
PLANTERS SVFFER GREATLY.
Six Million Dollarw is the Annual
Damage~s to Peach Growers.
The fearful ravages of pests on a1
ricuiture, entailing many millions of
dollars' loss. are outlined in a state
ment which Acting Chief Powell. of
the bureau of- plant industry. h.'.s
submitted &o the House committee on
agr-'culture in connection with the
agricultural bill which the comnmtte.
Mr. Powell says that through the
use of a sulphur spray, the Eastern
peac-h business has been made stable'
for the first time. He says that the
estimated loss annually from brown
rot on peaches is $5.000.000l and
from peach se'b $1.&000.000. virtual
ly all of which loss might be saved
by proper spraying of orchards.
Blister rust on white pine :s esti
:nated to cause losses of $l.00S.000~
annually and other plants show hes
vy losses from diseases and inse.-. s.
Investigation of the cotton indus.
try in Egypt has indicated that: l!.
m-ixing of Hindu cotton with the
Egptian cotton has entailed e.loss of
$l0.000.000 a year and that strains
of the Eryptian cotton can he bred In
the Egyptian cotton cen be bred in
the United States which will not
show the conditions that cause :hese
enormous losses in Egypt.*
LOST OVER A MILLION.
Grand Jury Investigates New Or
leans Sugar Frauds.
That the Federal Governmnent has
been defrauded out of more than a
million dollars in import duties at
New Orleans, through fals'. weights
and improper grading of sugar, was
developed by the grand Jury investi
gation which was in progress in that
city two wt-ks before the holidays.
according to unofficial imformation
made public Thursday. It is saia
that no criminal prosecution is to fol
low the investigation, but that the
Government will brinc suits agains:
certain sugar refineries to recovet
the alleged unpaid d:ties. The
grand jury is expected to reconvene
and p'esent its report on the suga:
line. Cain Henderson was kille-d by'
Robert Golden. at the home of nis
brother Clarence Golden. with pistol.
Mr. John Edwards. who was shoi
by Danier Toney. at Johnston os
last Saturday. is still alive. with
some hopes for recovery. He is at a
hospital in Augusta.
Tn additioo to these trageiie:
M. G. Copelani was caught in the
nrachinery at the Charleston poweti
house andi n'a life wa. crushed out
There wr-e several other killinrts 01
negroes in and about C'harleston.
I Tflinnis Judc,- T~rnwns.
Prec-ipitated into Sho.31 'reek whet
Ithe ice broke tnder the w'eicht 01
'his !orse and husgv. Judge Miltot
IM. Creighton of ti'e Montgomner3
county circuit edurt of Litchfield. Ill
Tbttraday. A comyanion. riding witi
iKiling Sixieeu People and hei*g
Twelve Others Badly.
THE GAUSE IS UNKNOWN
A Terrific Explosion at the More
wood Ice Companys Plant, at to
Morewood Lake, Maa., Thursday, e
Spreads Death and Injury Among wl
the Workmen. on Duty.
Sixteen workmen were killed
Thursday when a boiler at the plant d
of the Morewood Ice Company, at U
Morewood Lake. two miles south of ml
Pittsfield. Masa.. exploded. Twelve
wera killed instantly. one died short
ly after the accident and three others T2
died in the hospital. In adition. 12 M4
men were injured and it was'-stated
it was feared two of these will die. b
At a special meeting of the city
countil re.olutions were adopted call- "
,n, for imnmediate actions to supply
the wants of the fatherless and in
jured and in a short time nearly $3.
000 had been subscribed. United H(
States Senator Winthrop Murray
Crane headed the list with $500. i
Gather.-d Thurslay forenoon in
and about the little boiler building h
were about 125 men. mostly Poles h
and Italians, at work. With a ter- h
rift crash the WOWe berst._ odell
of men antd fragments of Iron and
timber were burled through the.aIr.
Most of the workmen who er not
killed outright were either injured
or dazed by the shock. Physicians,
ambulances and automobWes were
rushed from that city to the scene H4
and the injured were hurried to hoe- be
pitals there. B
When the explosion occurred one
odr was %!own a di'tarce of 200 an
ev.*t and a:other 150 feet. ' The cyl
inder of the boiler was found In a
tree on the edge of the -lake, more
than' 100 feet away. Ju
The Ice house is about two mDles &
from Pittsfeld. and It was some time b
before word of the disaster reached b
there. Every ambulance was immea
lately dispatched to the lake. The at
ambulance service. however. was to- go
tally inadequate to the needs of the
occasion, and automobiles were used b
to aid In the work of removing the
Injured to the .hospitals.
One of the owners of the More- **
wood Tee company said that the boil- ti
er was Inspected during the summer P
by an inspector of the State police, lie
who ordered certain changes and $1
that these changes were made. st
Thursday he said a test of the water P&
:tuage showed that Instrument to be to
In perfect condition. Willian Dunn. di(
one of the men who was killed, was
in charge of the boiler Thursday. an
He was an experienced en;lneer. tiE
The boiler was used In furnishing Ic
the power to drag the cages of ice
up the inclines into the ice storage dr
houses. The police department has tul
ordered an investigation of the ex- 9
ploston. The property loss will not
exceed $500. n
PROBE TEDDY'S AFRICAN TRIP: so
Georgian- Charges. Instiltute With
Wrasdang Public Money.
"The African hunting trip, as or
.anized and carried out by the
Smithsonian Institute, via Roosevelt-.t
"Is the subject of the latest proposed Ne
Congressilonal investigation. The be
suggestion was received by Repre- Go
sentative Rainey, of Illinois. from a on
citizen of a Georgia town, who re
farred to such an inquiry as a "pub- hv
tic st'rvice-' and to the "Smithsonian" r't
as a "trash heap institution." Mr- fr
Rainey is the Democrat who recently lIg
introduced a resolution to inquire in-Ide
to the manner in which Mr. Roose- lu
velt obtained his transportation and
supplies on his trips about the cou
try while he was President. so
Mr. Rainey proposes at the earliest Ith,
opportunity to press this resolution. I
though it was referred to the rules ur
committee and promptly pigeon-hol- ga
ed. The Georgian declared that anth
extension of such an inquiry to in- 5
cI-ude the way in which the African g
hunt e-xpedlition expense was borne
by the Smithsonian Institution ,
"would show waste," extravagance ~
and sqiandering of public money." ..
The Smithsonian has never reported w
th-- cost of the expedition to Con- d
rress. but did submIt a statement ti
that 6.662 skins and 2.500 shoots or g
plants were obtained. 'n
The old year is almost gone. but
the~ new year is right at hand to d~e
commence the race of 191!.tr
RAVAGES OF BUNYGER. I
Millions- of Chinese are Affected by a
An affecting picture of the ravages
of famliI.w in China is afforded by a
repoPrt in the state department by t'he
American consul at Nanking, inclos- jris
ing extracts fromw the Shanghai news- at
papers. The consul says that the la
famine Is even lw.re severe than that
of three yearsi a;;o. since it effocts be
a larger territory and greater ppn-jfo
(iC& persons. The~ famine is owin~g to thl
the serious floods last slimmer, which in
destroyed the antut~n crops. The -ht
roa ds are filled with refugees who, ed
in mnyn caises. in their desperation, so
are~ robbing and plu:ndering the vii- ME
a.ces where foodstuffs and money et
are to be found. A1
(lcaned Up FandLy. te
At !Mitimore. Md.. as a climax to ca
a series Cr 3Ijttt ouarrels 'ntw'een
WVo.iC. Strickler, and his wife. the
forerFriayshot and kimed thel
atter and his 1'- rear-,ld stepdaoght
jer. Eiula Kih Striek-les. who '-as at
emnployed as a Sremin at a Dee 4
house. then fired a b'nilet into his Ibc
SOLD THEIR VOTES
HOLESALE CORRPtTION IN
THE LAST OHIO ELECTION.
say Farmers and Other% Confessed
to the Court That They Accepted
A dispatch from West Union. 0..
iere the court has been engaged
r sometime in trying election brib
y cases, says there was another big
an-up Tuesday by the grand jury
tich Is Investigating the charges of
te bribery In Adama6 county.
The grand jury Tuesday reported
2 indictments and carefully revis
figures. bringing the present total
to 747. It is expected that 145
re Indictments will bje returned.
Of those arraigned Tuesday 70
aded guilty and four not guilty.
o usual fines and disfranchise
mts were imposed on those con
ising teir guilt.
Fully one-half of those who have
en before the court seem to favor
, investigation and open!; declare
ecause !e had made a mistake in
linr the court Monday how much
received for &elling his vote. Sam
well. aged 84. a vet, ran of the
ar of Secession. Tuesday walked
muIes througb the orld to correct
rerror and to tell Judge Blair th. t
had figured up and instead of
ring received 811 as the purchase
ce. he had been given $15. How
was fined $5 and costs and dis
Prank Sallsbr. who ives In
mnklin township. was arrested for
atempt of court and arraigned for
Ing to intimidate a grand juror.
also was charged that he had
a making Indirect threats against
0ir, through Injudicious remarks.
isbury was fined $50 and costs
1 10 days in jail. the l: e n
Two new features developed at
afternoon's session of the grand
Y investigation. One was that of
woman selling her son's vote, and
P other concerned a voter who was
acht In three different ways.
The woman Is a widow. who lives
Peebles. She is accused of having
:epted $5 for her son's franchise.
th mother and son were Indicted.
t neither has been arrested.
A. farmer in Jacksonville precinct
,dnesday surprised the fury by his
ifession that he war ught three
ies last election day. For his
xnise to vote the straight Repub
in ticket. he said, he received
2.56: on a contract to vote the
aight Democratic ticket he was
d $10, and the price for agreeing
vote for a certaIn Democratic can
ate was $1.
lie pleaded guilty when arraicned
I was disfranchised for five years.
ed $5 and costs. and given six
Uths in the work house, with the
son sentence suspended. One hun
xd end six indictments were re
-ned. which brings the total up to
There are indications that the
mber will reach 1.500 as predicted
special Prosecutor W. B. Stephen
CTEND OVER FIFTEEN YEARLS.
stoms Orlicial Makeni Statement
Lbout New Orleans Sugar Fraud.
"When the grand jury now inves
ating the samplIng of bugar at
w Orleans finishes its work, it will
found that the frauds against the
vernment there have been going
for at least fifteen years."
This statement was made Friday
an omci of the customs s'ervice.
*o declared all the suspe'cted
uds would be found in the samup
g of sugar and in the tests which
:ermine the sac'harine contents
an which the importer pays duty.
An investigation of alleged "draw
:k"!raus at San Francisco, is al
imminent. In fact, it :.s known
it a preliminary investigation has
-nlshed evidence which leads treas
r' omcials to believe that the
guds at San Francisco will eclipse
sne at New York. whiebi th.- Azu.-r
n Sugar Refining Company recent
ordered to settle for $~00.00').
Evidence collected by the customs
'vice is 'aid to show the Govern
~nt has for years zeen paying
rawback" on Phillipine su;gar,
tich came into the United States
ty free, was used in the pres-srva
n of California fruit and later ex
rted as sugar impor:.-d from Java
which duty had been ;'aid.
One of the officials of thet treas.-ury
partment Friday said: 'The
.ubles of the sugar importers havn
ly begun. The discov'er'ies of thet
uds have only started."*
PEACEMAKEER THE VIC'TLM.
berille Citizen Receives Perhaps.
With a knife M~ade stujck in his
:h: lung to a diepth of !ou' inches.
d still protruding from the wojnd
hn Davis. a well-known citizen of
est Asheville. staggered into his
me early' Friday morning and in
r'med his wife that he had been
t. The injured man did not know
s knife was still embedded in his
am until it was pulled out by his
rrified wife. -The stabbing result'
from an affray between the youin:
n of Davis and a younnt man nawced
!3lahnn. in which the father was
dcavoring to art as leacemaker.
ter the -cuttine, which is alleuecl to
ve ben done by McMahon. the lat
r made his escape. but 'ter was
ptured and returve to Mahevile.
tLis's con:"ites is eri'lenl.
Boy Mashed to Death.
While swiging on an~d off a train
Greenville Wednesday afternoon
iy Johnson. an 11i-year-old negrc
iv. fell beneath the trucks of a boa
Ioteresti g Tabrculesis sased by State
Board of eal&h.
FAKE CURES SHOWN UP
No Vital Statistics Have Been Kept.
But the Records Show What Has
Been Done, and History of the
Rules of Treatnnt and Manage
ment are Given.
A mo6t interesting bulletin issued
by the State board of health ra'ers to
tuberculosis as "the captain of the
men of death." The bulletin gives
ruch information as to the "great'
white plar.ue * and shows that it is a
No vital statistics were kept in
South Carolina until last ye'r ant.
from these statistics the following It
!stated concerning the ravages of thec
"Though approximating the num-I
ber from the statistics collected dur
ing this pericou. It is safe to say tit1
the mortality from this disoase alont
is 1.500 or more each year. This
not only me-ans that we are !osing
thawmany of o:r :'.haltd:jts. but
the.e .0 and many others whc
now have *he disease have and are
giving off the deadly geri" which
will infect thousands of others, It
is an appallIng situation." -
"Avoid as far as possible any con
tact with the germs of the diseas
"So live at all times that your nat
ural powers of resistance will be con
tinually at top-notch strength."
These two rules are given in the
bulletin and the chief factors of pro
tect!o. against infection.
T -!-m of ennumnt:o-." con
i::aes the bulietin. "known as the
tubercle bacillus, was discovered and
proved to be the cause of the disease
by Robert Koch of Germany in the
"It is an extreme minute plan:
cell, or spore. invisible to the naked
eye. so light that in the dry state it
may float with every breeze and
thrown 20 feet from a consumptive in
the moist state enormous numbers of
these germs may live in cuspidors, in
the fresh spittle on the pavement, in
the invisible f1lm of saliva left on the
edge of a glass or- cup after Its use
hV a consumptive: the germs may be
throfn !0 feet from a consumptive in
the act of coughing or sneezing
several feet ty the effort of ordinary
"onversation-they are left in some
drree on everything which touches
the consumptive's mouth or lips.
"Tub.-re;4osis is an insidious
sneaking 'oc. There is reaton to be
lieve that the germs may enter thr
body and s:e there dormant for years
until some depretssing influence. sncj
as fatigue, cold. exposure. wetting or
excesses with tobacco or alcohol
gives the crouching foe a chance for
the tatal spring and symptoms of the
disease appear in their irhastly se
quence of cough, hemnorrhage, fever
sweats. emaciation. diarrhoea and
"Over $l5.000.000f annually is
poured into the coff.ers of those who
exploit and advertise fake tubercu
insis cores, according to a statement
issued b~y the National Asso.-.atlon
for the Study and Prevention of Tu
berculosis: and for this vast sum the
victims receive nothing in return
but are often per-manently injured
and In the majority of eases cheated
out of the 'hance for a realI cure.
WVorse. still. most of this money is
paid by those who can least afford it
The following advice is given to
"D~n't be afraid of a consumptive
if he observes the rules laid down in
"Don't he.tate to tell a consump
tire that it is his duty to protect his
Dlon't. und'-r any circumstances.
'si.ep with a const:mptive.
"DIon't occt py a house where a
consumptive has lived!. without firs!
havlng the hou:se properly disinfect
ed. WVh.n a house is proroerly disin
f-tdit is no linger dang':rous.
"Don't spit on floors or 5idewalks
iet the consumptive a good example
Wh'-n you spit. spit into the gutters
or into a spittoo.
Don't stay in a room with the
windows clos'-d. Keep them opez,
summer and winter, at home and at
work. Sleep with the windows open
but he sure that the entire body is
"Don't h.- afraid of ni::ht at?.
mois):t or dry. .'arm or cold. :s good
"D'on't drink milk from cows not
tu:berculin tested without boiling it.
fr-r the' disease is often cor.!racted in
.D'rmt ever stir ::p a dust by dry
sweopine. Sprinkle water or moist
lsawduist. or morst h'its of paper over
tn' e hor before s!we'pm.- Dusting
should be done i'ith a mob: -l.ab
''Don't ever neites a cold or
cou,~h. and be aspecially careful to
protcct yourself frott consumption
when convaleccing from grpp and
pn'.umonia, and when !n a r':n-down
condition from any cause."
Beats Off ~.ro.
A: Chicaco Miss Fulen K(. MilIer
strom. a nineteen-year-old girl. re
isted a neco who attarked her last
!eveninrg in North Ff-ieth~ avrnuie.
After a striet-le in which *he. yon
woa ret':mn--d the r."ro' blows.
=cratch'n and kicking him. he
knorked h'.r dcw:n. ran thr-ough ar'
alley and -me:i-Y
Kills Small Child.
At Briist'l. Ter".. Slttew Tims,
ardR yea-s. -as fitally shot F'riday
aizht by Robert Hill, an old z:.an,
whom he had been persistently teas
lng. The ball lodged near the child's
hemr and he died Saturday. W'ill
TOLL OF THE MOBS
FffY - SEVEN PEPLE WERE
LYNCHED THE YEAR PAST.
Florida, Georgia, Alabama. Arkansas
and Texas Led in This Clas" of Vi
Only 57 lynchings were recorded
in the United States in 1910. a much
smaller number than in almost any
previous year in the last 16. In 1909
the total was 70 and in 1908 it was
6:. Au tut sre of the 57 cases of
lynchin;. in 1910 were of negroes,
and ten of these cases were those in
which the charge against the victim
was assault on white women or girls.
In 11 of the remaining number th9
charge was attempted criminal as
sault. In the fve cases of wtte
men. four were for murder and the
other for aiding and abetting In- &
jail delivery. Several of the ces
In which negroes were lynched were
based upon the murder, or alle'ed
murder of white women in wbichAhe
question. of assault is implied.
As in previons years. nearly all the
l."cbings were in Southern stafes,
Florida and Georgia having ten each.
Alabama and Arkansas eight each.
TAxas six. The only Irnching in the
North o.e'.-rr in Ohio. the victim
g Cril Etherington. and agent of
the Ohio Anti-Baloon league, who
met death at the hands of a ab Ia
Newark folowing hMs !mPrieeI
In jal on a ebte of having murde
ad a saloonkeeper whfle mahag a
rdd on an auged bInd tig. Oe
man has been convicted of bving
paticipated In this Vnebhng sad given
&20 years prson sentence.
Folowing is the record for 1919
br states: Alabama, eight nerroes;
Arkansas. eight negroes: Florida.
eight negroes and two whiltee: Geor
ten n--oes: Lou;sana. one
white man: Mississippi. Eve negroes.
Missouri. three negroes: North Curo
lina. one negro; . Ohio, one white
man: Oklahoma. one negro; South
Carolina, one negro; Tennessee, two
negroes: Texas, four negroes, and
Of the fve whites lynched, two
were italians, who were lynched in
Florida. They were charged with
murder and with inciting the sdat
during the strike of cigarmakers fa
Tampa. Another of the white viittw'
was a Mexican( who was shot ad
burned at the stake near the Texas
border. following his confession that
h-, had murdered a white woman. Of
*he 52 negro ri::tims, two were wo
Tn many of the cases the lynchings
followed the arrest or conviction of
thp victims on the charges made
aralnst them. In other caees the
victims met death while endeavoring
m escape from pursuing posses. In
two '-eLs the negro victims were
lynched by mobs composed of mem
hers of their own race. In almost
every case the victim was. summarily
hanged or shot without burning at
the stake. such as accompanied these
acts of summary vengeance in for- -
GREAT RACE CONFERENCE.
yhe Fourth to Be Held In Orange
burg January 24-27. .
To the Colored Citizens of ISouth
Let me urge you to attend the
iare Conference at Orangeburg. It
,pens at eight p. in., Tueaya, JTan
nary 24. It will be the '.:ost. Inter
terw'sting Race Conference we have
yet had. We are sure to have as
aneak.'rs of that meeting, the most
noted men of North Carolina. South
CarolIna and Georgia. and
men and women ofote
Our program is a strog -e.We '
have some of thbe abt. e (white
and colored~ Iin th te of South
Carolina. Addressd each day and A
night. on various subjects, Incluig
agriculture, by the governor of the .
State and .tovernment experts.
We. want farmers, educator., .
t.-aciers, mechanics, business men, ~
pbsicians. preachers, and dther peo-~
pie to attend this meeting. Redued
rates will be granted on all ral
roads leading to Orangeburg.
The citizens are preparing to 'gfre
a big bonquet on the second night -
of the conference. Write Rev. E.L
Quick. D. D., or. Rev. N. C. NIc.
I). D).. if you are going to attend this
AP' members of the State Fair
Association, and the Batesburg Fair
.Associat Ion, are requested to meet at
i 1 a.m.. January 24. in Trinity A. ,
M. E. Church. to elect ofmeera and
to attend to any other business eoen
nected with' the State Fair Associa
tion. and to arrange to hold anhe
fair in the city of Columbia. -We
want all farmers to bring sorme farm
product for exhibition on the 26th.
~til abord for O-angeburgI
* Richard Carroll.
SWALLOWED Wxim JOYNE
Dluck Escapes Alive from Codfish.
But is Sot.
At Nantucket. Mass., a fisherman
'rought ashore a huge codfish. While
dressirng his -ish a hunter stopped to
e~at. The big cod caught his Opr.
and the fisherm~an opened it. There
was a com~motion within, and to the
aston'shmnent of the onlookers ant
I i'ttored a full-sized "shoaI duck."
.'.ppirently dazed the duck hovered
overhead asendotw rp
~tore to strtn or two oighepa. I
was a fatal hesitation, for the gun
i'r promptly threw his double-bar
re! to h~is shoulder and fired, killing
the bird. On seeing the fisherman sp
proach the bird dived and had beEn
swalowed whole by the coddh
Iwhich a momnent after was aght.
jEnough ai' passed through the -gis ,
of the fs-b te tiermit the duk t