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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER
FRIEND OF TIO$T
101 T IE.LPE TEDY IE!
lE BEAT Y. J. RYAN
SHELDON TELL OF FRAU
-e Swears Archbold, Morgan. Fricl
and Gould Each Gave One HundrW
Thousand Dollars to Booseelt'a
Campalga Fund According to the
Records of Treasure Bmes.
Four contributions of $100,000
each from John D. rchbold. of the
Standard Oil Company; J. P. MorgSa
& Co., H. C. Frick and George 3
Gould, were made to the Republica
national campaign fund of 1904
when Roosevelt ran against W. 3
Bryan, according to records of the
late Cornelius N. Bliss, which - pass'
ed through- the hands of George B.
Sheldon. treasurer of the 1908 Re
publican committee, who testified on
Wednesday before the Senate com
snittee investigating campaign ex
Mr. Sheldon said Mr. Bliss gave
him a detailed statement of the 1904
funds; that he noted "these large
contributions." and tb -he wa th
positive no record appeeed of the
$100,000 Archbold contributlpn hay
lug been returned. With equal poe.
itiveness, he swore that the records
showed the disputed Edward H. Har
riman fund of $240,000 had been
received by -Mr. Blias for the New
York Republican State committee,
- headed by B. B. Ode, Jr.
- "That fund of $240,000 was rais
ed at the request of B. B. Odell."
said Mr. Sheldon. "and turned over
to his committee in its entirety." Mr.
Bliss's records 'showed it.. was en
troly apart from the funds spent by
the national committee." Mr. Shel
don's statements were made in a lull
of a day of wrangle between Senator
Joseph M. Dixon, manager of CoL
Roosevelt's present campaign, and
members of the Senate committee.
Senator. Dixon charged the com
mittee with concentrating its activ
ities upon the Roosevelt funds and
ignoring the financial activities in
behalf of all other candidates, Re
publican and Democratic alike.
Committee members heatedly denied
this, declaring that arrngements
for the investigation had been lef
entirely in the hands of Chairman
Clapp, a strog!g supporter of the
-progressive national 4andidate and
that managers for all candidates had
been subpoenaed to testify.
Published' statements of Govern
er Wilson and Senator LaFollette,
that they did not receive $70,000
contributions from Charles R. Crane.
t'estifed to by E. H. Hooker, will
result in the calling of Mr. Crane as
a witness at an early gate . Senator
Dixon demanded as soonlBh tok
the stand, and repeatedly ther
out his testimony, that the; commit
tee examine "before election" every
one who handled funds or might
have contributed to tne pre-conven
tion ign of Mr. Taft, Wilson,
Underwood. Harmon. Clark or La
Statements by Chairman~ Clapp
and other members of the~ commit
tee, that these men had been sum
moned did not silence Senator Ilx
on's demands, or his assertion that
Col. Roosevelt was not getting a
"square deal." 'The charge brought
.a sharp retort from Chairman Clapp,
who said the statement" reflects upon
the one -member of this committee
who Is friendly to Co1. Roosevelt."
Senator Dixon accounted for over
$96,000 more' of Roosevelt's funds
in the flght'tefore the Republican
National Convention, at Chicago.
This was collected and expended by
him personally. he said. He had
kept no accurate records, .he said.
-the money "going out as t&st as it
came in," but over $52.;000 was
spent in the conduct of campaign ac
tivity from the Washingtn head
Th fun handled by Senator Dix
n was largely contributed by George
W. Perkins, Frank A. Monsey and
Dan R. Hanna. The Senator said
e tried' to distribute the burden
equally amongst the three~men and
thought each had given.about $25 -
000, while William Eno gave $
000, and other smaller amounts.
This fund of $96,000, was in addi
tion he said, to the $163,000 handl
*d by E. H. Hooker. at New York.
for the city primary fight. and the
New York Branch of the national
Roosevelt committee, and the $102,
000 gIven by William Flinn, in Penn
sylvania. The amounts contributed
by Mr. Perkins, Mr. Miunsey and Mr.
Hanna also were in addition to their
contributions to the New York fund.
Senator Dixon declared he would
tell anything he could about Roose
velt funds, but he Insisted that the
*committee show as much activity to
warn other candidates as It han to
wars the Progressive candidate. Hie
said he had been Informed that
large sums had been contributed for
tbe support of Taft, Wilson, Under
wood, Harmon and Clark.
Attempts by Senator Pomeron' 1.o
et the names of the informants
brought on a bitter exchange. Tvie
Senator Pomerene appealed to Chair
man Clapp to compel Senator Dixon
to give the names of men who knew
about these funds. Senator1 Dicon
said what he had stated was "com
mon rumor," and that he had re
elvd much of his Information fromr
Roosevelt leaders in the differeni
istricts, where It was hard to pin
down Informast)a t) e-:rtainl personli
Aften Senator Dixon had admitted
that he did not know what arrange
ments th., omimittee h 1. I made foi
4restigatng the funds of other can
didates. Senator Pom?"ne enarced
the Roosevelt manager with attempt
* g "to slander the committe-.'
Senator Dixon's references to cam
pagn activities for Governor Rar
mon whom Senator Pome~ene had
supported, intensified the feeling be
tween the two men. When Senaiol
Dixon demanded of Senator Pomer
one where Governor Harmon ha-:
made a publio statement of his ex
peditures, the Ohio Senator had
rse, grasped the arms of his chair
glared at the witness an I sail "I
you'll sten outside I'll answer that'
Many Make This Mistak.
t is a mistake to estimate the
value of a man by the external a;
pratus of life Instead of by its in
LYNCHER IN PRISON
WHERE HE HAD BEEN TAKEN TO
SAVE HIM FROM A MOB.
But Convicts in the Prison Learning
That the Negro Had Assaulted a
White Woman Hanged Him.
Details of the lynching of Frank
Wigfall, the negro assailant of Mrs.
Esther Higgins, known as the "pris
oners' friend," by the convicts of the
State penitentiary at Rawlins, Wyo.,
Wednesday, while Sheriff Willis, at
the county jail, was holding off a
party of would-be citizen lynchers
may never be known.
The sinister threat, 'the first man
who squeals is the next man hung,"
silenced all the convicts and prison
guards examined by a coroner's jury
The jury gave up the task late Wed
nesday afternoon, without learning
Wigfall was placed in the county
jail late Tuesday for safe keeping, af
ter his capture at Fort Steel. When
the mob surged about the jail early
Wednesday morning the sheriff prob
ably saved the prisoner's life by slip
ping him out unseen and rushing him
to the penitentiary nearby. Wigfall
was placed in a cell, which soon aftr
prisoners marching to breakfast had
to pass. As they filed by the uegro
made slighting remarks of his crime.
With the mob at the jail still
clamoring for the negro, about one
hundred of the -prisoners broke loose
immediately after breakfast and l
made a dash for the negro, who also
had been taken to breakfast. The
guard was overpowered before he 1
could thrust the negro into a cell and
himself locked in the cell by the in- F
One of the convicts produced a
rope and while the others held the
negro he tossed a half hitch over the
negro's head and made the other end t
fast to the balcony rail of the cell i
house. The negro was tossed over
the railway and the convicts march- e
ed back to their work. Not until the
cries of the imprisoned guard e
brought other guards was the lynch- 2
ing known to any one except those t
who took part in it.
Sunday night Wigfall broke into i
Mrs. Higgins' house, chopping down a t
door with an axe. About dawn Mon- r
day he left her in a pitiful condition. t
A few hours later she crawled to a t
neighbor's house and told what hap- e
pened. Posses searched the hills all j
Monday night for the aged woman's i:
assailant. Late Tuesday night he c
was catured in an exhausted condli- c
tion by a justice of tne peace.
BLEW HIMSELF TO PIECES.
Sat on Load of Dynamite and Touch- d
ed it Ofr.
The chance encounter at West Pei- n
ham, Mass., Wednesday of Mrs. Jen- e
nie B. Shaw and her husband, Geo. v
Shaw, a wealthy farmer whom she c
left two years ago, was followed by
a barbarous attack upon the wife by
the husband and his self-destruction. a
The woman had come from Hartford,
onn., to visit her son's grave, was I
seen and pursued by the husband. t
He opened fire upon her as she
rode with two other women in a bug- t
gy. The horse ran away, throwing e
the woman out, Mrs. Shaw having
been shot twice through the abdo- e
men. Shaw then fell upon her, beat- e
ing her in the face with his fists and c
striking her with the revolver butt t
until she was insensible. -
Authorities soon afterward found t
parts of Shaw's body strewn over a r
field near his home. They ascertain
ed that after filling a stump with dy- y
namite Shaw had sat upon the stump ;
and then discharged the explosive. e
Mrs. Shaw cannot live. The two had r
been married many years but had not a
seen each other since the wife left. r
The cause of their disagreement nev-i
r was disclosed. r
BEES STUNG MULES TO DEATH. t
Two Animals Overturn Hives With
, Fatal Result. t
Two mules, belonging to Andrew e
Long, a prosperous farmer, residing i
about two miles north of Gilb 3t, r
Lexington County, were stung so bad
ly by bees one day last week that c
both died from the effects of the a
stings. It seems that Mr. Long had t
loaded his wagon with cott sa and' a
had left the mules standin-i. They r
grazed around and ran upon tue I
hives, turning two of the gumsI over.
The bees immediately swarme.1 and c
compltely covered the animals. One t
of the mules died a short while after- a
wards: the other the following day. ,
.The loss falls heavily on Mr. Long, r
who is a hard-working, industrious r
Long anad Gunter are Held.
A coroner's jury at Wagener re- 1
turned a verdict on Tuesiay that t
Pikens N. Gunter came to his death
by a gunshot wound at the hands of t
Hugh C. Long and Hayes Gunter was
an accessory to the shootnig. Dr. D. I
B. Portwood, who was arrested on a ,
warrant charging him with being anr
accessory to the shooting and taken
to jail was released after the coron-'
er's jury returned its verdict. IC
Gets a Large Reward.
Sheriff Poole, of Greenville. has
turned the reward of $700 offered by
the State for the arrest of T. U. I
Vaughn over to R. E. Allen Jr., the
Greenville boy attending a medical .
school in Baltimore, who detected
him in a church. Allen, it is under
stood, has agreed to turn over $300 I
o the amount to the detectives who I
made the arrest.
Fell Dead at Telephone.
A telephone message that he was
about to be arrested charged with op
erating a handbook so frightened
Joseph Sohickling. aged 52, at Cin
cinnati. 0.. Wednesday. that he drop-'
ped dead at the telenhone.
South Carolina Lutheran Synod.
The program for the meeting of the
South Carolina Lutheran Synod has
been announced. This year it meets
in Newberry with the church of the
Redeemer, commencing October 22,
an4 continuing through the 26th.
Ten Children burned Up.
At St. Bernard, Quebec, ten chil
dren, 18 months to 15 years old,
were burned to death in their home
during the absence of their parents,
itaander Gravel and his wife.
GIVES SOME CASE
IRRE5IlLAI 81 fRAUDULENT VOl
ING IN COUNTIES
REPORT BY COMMITTE
[n Some Boxes Dead Men, Negroi
and Boys Under Age Were Allow
ed to Vote.-At- Other Places Me
Who Could Not be Found Wer
Recorded as Voting.
The following report in referent
:o irregular or fraudulent voting i
:he Brst primary was made by th
,ub-committee of the Democrati
tate executive committee appointe
o investigate the many charges c
vaud in the first primary:
Abbeville County-The boxes <
treville and Cold Springs are th
;nly boxes about which there is an
inestion. In those it seems that th
nanagers were not sworn, and som
>f the voters were not sworn. C
he votes cast at those boxes Gol
llease received 186, Judge Jones 5(
)uncan 6. Total 242.
Aiken County-This county wa
arefully abstracted. The votes a
he Bath precinct were challenge
end the proof is undisputed that th
managers were not sworn. At tha
precinct there were 149 votes cast
n addition to that irregularity, I
ras proved by affidavits that a num
er of parties voted who were no
itizens of South Carolina. Nearl:
.11 of them, however, voted at Bat]
recinct and are embraced in 141
otes. A few other votes were cas
y parties that were charged wit]
t being eligible to vote, runnin,
he total number of challenged vote
a Aiken county to 189.
Anderson County-In Andersol
ounty there appears to have bees
52 votes cast by voters not on the
lub roll and one case by a colore<
ian without the proof required b:
he rules of the party.
As far as the committee examin
g the poll lists were able to report
here were 78 instances of the sam'
.ame being on the club roll more
han once, running from two to fv
imes, and in one instance as high a
ight. The average is safely three
large number of affidavits show.
g that in many instances this oc
urred by there being several person
the same name have been filer
rith us and are herewith submitte<
-ith the evidence.
Total challenged in Andersot
unty, 487. This running down o1
upicates extended down througl
ie letter "f".
Berkeley County-The authoritie:
sported ten votes cast by person;
at on the club roll and one alien vot
d.. Affidavits were filed that liquoi
as used at Friendship precinct b:
Charleston County-The newspa
er there published the club roll:
nd the authorities at our expens'
iade an alphabetical list of the pot
ets, but they were not published it
The club rolls and poll lists hav
een checked partially against eaci
ter and no irregularities found.
Cherokee County-There is report
d votes of 28 persons not on the
lub roll, but the committee of thi
outy executive committee reporte(
hat they were, satisfied that thter'
ras no fraud practiced in the elec
on in Cherokee county, but some ir
In Darlington county there are 11
oes apparently irregular and unex
laed. There were 57 votes at La
tar reported as not being on the clui
o1. The report of the manageri
bows that they were on the clul
ol which was formerly adopted. bu
attempting to transcribe from tha
al to the alphabetical roll thee
ames were left off, and that the:
sed the official roll and every mai
oted was on the roll.
In Dillon 43 names were added t<
e certified club roll on the day o
e election, but the affidavits stat<
bat they were taken from the oli
lub roll used two years ago, not hay
2g been brought forward before ti
ol was certified to.
The committee has received letter!
harging that 34 men voted at ti
laple mIlls and also at Dillon, an!
at one man voted at Latta and ala<
: Kirby, and that no poll lists a:
ianagers' oaths were sent in fron
This committee has asked tit
nunty chairman to send up copies o
e club rolls and poll lists, and fo:
ny other information In its posses
ion in order that it might deter
2inued these, but has received n<
In Dorchester County there were
25 votes counted at Summervill
hat voted in the wrong boxes. I
as reported by letter that minor
t Pregnals' precinct but neithe
ames or proof were furnished, al
The Greenville committee reporte<
28 votes in Central. where 752 vote
rere ast, in which the voters coul
tot be found. They reported 24
epetitions on the poll list and say
We are satisfied, however, that
ensiderable portion of this duplica
ion is natural abd proper, due to th
lentity of names in different com
nunities. On the other hand, man
>f those names thus duplicated aim
eear to be repeated on the part c
hose 'voting'." They reported tha
.good many voted without hein
In Greenwood County there ar
-eported 179 men as voting who ar
iot on the club rolls and there are 4.
tmes that appear twIce; but the:
tve not investigated as to whethe
hey were repeaters or different me:
>f the same name.
In Hampton County twenty-Eeve
nen reported as voting whose name
t'ere not on the club roll, at Cam
Branch; and they report that other
rere allowed to vote without bein
mn the club roll, but no fraudi
The sub-committee of the sub-con
rittee went to Orangeburg to asce:
aa why the poll lists were lost.I
leveloped there that the county e:
icutive committee had appointed
sb-committee to investigate the los
,f the poll lists, as well as any othe
trregularities in the election. The
reported that they could find oi
The sub-committee of the sul
committee had a public hearing. toc
the evidence of the officers of 1
-,u- pnpmanY an evidence froi
REPORT ON COTTON
THE CENSUS BUREAU'S SECOND
South Carolina Ginning Considerable
E Behind Last Year's, While Texas
is Much Larger.
The second cotton ginning report
6 of the census bureau, announced that
3,015,033 bales of cotton of the
growth of 1912 had been ginned prior
to September 25, counting round as
* half bales. To that date last year 3,
676,594 bales, or 23.6 per cent. of
the entire crop had been ginned; in
1908 to that date 2,500,639 bales or
19.8 per cent. of the crop had been
e ginned, and in 1906 to that date 2,
057,283 bales of 15.8 per cent. of the
d crop had been ginned. Ginnings prior
to September 25, by states, with com
parisons for last year and other big
crop years, with the percentage of
the entire crop ginned to that date
e in previous years, follows:
e States. Ginnings. PerCt.
f 1912 .. .. .. .. 194.334
. 1911 .. .. .. .. 360,244 21.2
, 1908 .. .. .. .. 316,349 23.7
1906 .. .. .. .. 221,851 17.9
t 1912 .. .... ..40,447 --
1911 .. .. .. .. 43,626 4.8
e 1908 .. .. .. . . 80,465 8.1
t 1906 .. .. .. .. 35,837 4.0
- 1912 .. .. .. .. 9,575 2.0
t 1911 .. .. .. .. 21,510 29.8
r 1908 .. .. .. . . 16,657 23.6
1 1906 .. . .. -.. 10,479 17.0
t 1912 .. .. .. .. 273,086 ....
1 1911 ......... .. 765,697 27.4
1908 .. .. .. .. 514,898 26.0
s 1906 .. .. . . .. 281,585 17.2
1 1912 .. .. .. .. 73,657 ....
1911 .. .. .. .. 89,069 23.4
1908 ....79,042 16.9
1906 .. .. .. .. .139,511 14.6
- 1912 .. .. .. .. 59,226 . .
1911 .. .. .. .. 96,829 8.3
1908 .. .. .. .. 199,001 12.3
1906 .. .. .. ..156,573 ' 10.6
1912 .. .. .. ... 102,999 ..
1911 .. .. .. .. 156,390 13.9
1908 .. .. .. .. 89,063 18.0
1906 .. .. .. .. 44,877 7.0
1 1912 .. .. .. .. 78,453 ....
1911 .. .. . .. . 116,328 11.4
1908. .. .. .. .. 5,705 0.8
1906 .. .. .. .. 17,570 2.0 1
1912 .. .. .. .. 177,827 . .
1911 . . . . - -- 338,090 20.0
1908 .. .. .. .. 289,969 23.8
1906 .. .. .. .. 131,262 14.4
1912 .. .. .. .. 992 ...
1911 .. .. .. .. 15,541 3.6
1908 .. .. .. .. 28,109 S.4
1906 .. .. .. .. 7,394 2.5 1
1912 .. .. .. ..2,001,697
1911 .. .. .. -.1,667,875 40.6
1908 .. .. .. .. 966,607 2F 6
1906 .. .. .. ..1,008,856 25.51"
All Other State.
1911 ........ .... 6,395 3.91
1908 .... .... 4,774 6.5
1906 .... ......1,488 - 2.2
-REMOVED TO COLUM~BIA.
Long Taken From Alken Jail to the
SRepresentative-elect Hugh Long,
Swho at Wagener Saturday afternoon
tweek ago inflicted the wounds where
from Pickens Gunter, bank presi
dent, died Monday might, was at 1
o'clock Tuesday night taken to the
State Penitentiary in Columbia, os
tensibly for safe keeping. He -left
Aiken on the so-called midnight
train, accompanied by nis wife and
Sherix T. B. Raborn. Some have pro
nounced this step as over-precaution
ary, believing that the existing con
ditions failed to warrant such action,
but It Is well known that, particular
Sly since the death of Mr. Gunter, the
feeling in Wagener, though not run
nig to riotous demonstration, is cer
tainly strong against Mr. Long.
DEMANDS BIG AMOUNT.I
Wnts Twenty Million Dollars For
r False Imprisonment.
-Governor Dix, of New York, has
received a letter signed "J. P. WInn,
Denver, Colo.," in which the writer
demands "an apology from you as
governor of the state of New York
and $20,000,000 damages for fals-s
imprisonment and frustration of nay
-"Unless my demands are complied
with," the communication continues,
"I shall enter suit agamnst New York
SState. I am backed by the army and
Snavy of the United States."
SGovernor Dix said he did not take
the matter seriously, but would turn
it over to his legal adviser.
two of the members of the sub-corn
- mittee. As a result it was found that
,the poll lists had very mysteriously
The committee sent to Orangeburg
reports that the carelessness dis
Splayed in that county-said careless
ness being the usual custom used in
that county in not preserving all the
records pertaining to the election, is
In Richland County two hundred
r and ninety-two votes cast In dupli-I
Scate names, which the committee re
ports are some of them explained l'j
being two persons having the same
aname; and we have not been able to
ascertain how many are In that skua
In Spartanburg County there were
s 232 lrregular votes reported, such
as voting and not on the club roll, or
-like irregu.arities, and 559 apparent
-repeaters were shown by the lists of
tvoters whose names appear more
than once. Running these down
dmontrated the fact, by a great
s mass of affidavits, which are herewith
rsubmitted, that these apparent repe
titions were largely due to different
mtren having the same name, and were
not in fact repeaters; the same ex
Sperence having been had in the
k county of Anderson.
eYork county reports 6- irregular
THEY PRAISE TAFT
EPUBLICANS TO NAME AN ELEC
No State Convention Will Be Held
Nor Will Any State Ticket Be
Tht State says the Republicar
State Executive Committee with 29
counties represented was held in Co.
lumbia on Monday and adopted a res
olution indorsing President Taft for
re-election and issued a call for dis
trict conventions to be held when
candidates for congress will be nam
ed to contest with the Democratic
nominees in every district in the
State. A subcommittee of nine mem
bers was namtd to prepare a list of
electors to be approved by the entire
committee. The committee decided
not to call a State convention at pres
ent and not to put out a State ticket.
The committee met upon the call o1
J. R. Tolbert, the State chairman
and the names of "the niae citizens
who are all worthy, upr:ght inen.'
who are to be on the electoral ticket
will be made public soon.
A roll cell develope1 that thera
gas not a member of thj comnittee
%l~o favored the candidacy of The.:
dore Roosevelt. Members of the com
ittee said that it was the intention
1o oust all supporters of the Bull
doose party. The following resoln
tion was adopted by the committee:
"The Republican party presents as
ts candidate for president Lite Hon.
William Howard Taft of Ohio. His
idministration of the offlc3 of presi
lent of the United States has been
narked by the passage of more meas
ares of real progress than any pre
rious administration. He has con
lucted the affairs of the nation with
wisdom and prudence, but without
rain and spectacular display and
ias appealed to the reason of men
Lnd not to their emotions, puasions
>r prejudices. Above all he has been
he president of the whole c,>untry
Ld not merely the president of a
section; he has been the president
,or all the people and has In every
way labored in the interests of the
people as a whole without regard to
)arty, creed or class. No man even
at in the White House who has
ihown such an interest as he has
ibown in the welfare, the progress
nd pappiness of the South. No can
!date for president has had greater
-ight to ask or expect the suffrages
f the citizens of the South than has
he present incumbent, who at all
times and in all seasons and circum
itances has been the president of a
-eunited country and maintained
hat the South was entitled to re
.eive the same fair and impartial
reatment as that accorded other
ections of our common country.
"Therefore, the Republican party
f South Carolina appeals to all cit
zens of South Carolina, without re
tard to previous political affiliations,
ho believe In fair play and a square
eal, who believe in progress on safe
tnd sane lines, who believe in main
aining our constitutional and repre
ientative form of government, who
elieve that the people of this State
hould be politically free and no long
r bound in the cast iron straight
lacket of the Southern Democratic
_arty, to cast Aheir votes for Presi
"The Republicans of South Caro
ia have placed in the field as can
!dates for the e!k 'toral college nihe
:itizens who are all worthy, upright
nen, and who command the respect
f the communities In which they
iv. An opportunity is now offered
or every man in this State to vote in
Spresidential race his honest con
"We urge all true men to vote for
:he ticket, which in their honest
udgment will best promote the in
erest of 'the whole country.
"We hereby declare that all mem
ers of the Republican State execu
ie committee, as at present consti
uted, are loyal members of the Re
>ubllcan party and hereby pledge
~urselves and the organization we re
resent to support the candidates and
latform held last June in Chicago."
PLUNGES DOWN TO DEATH.
Five Thousand Spectators See the
With 5,000 persons watching him
t the Inter-state fair grounds at
Frnton, N. J., Thursday afternoon,
has. F. Walsh; -while making a spir
L descent In a biphane, fell 2,000
feet to instant death about a quar
:er of a mile outside the fair
grounds. Practically every bone in
ais body was broken and his face
Ld body were badly cut. Walsh had
been giving exhibitions at the fair'
l week and Thursday for the first
:ime was doing fancy stunts in tht
ir with the machine. He was very
uigh Thursday. probably 5,000 feet,
is he becan his descent. He was
aking the spiral descent with the
rront of the machint pointed almost
straight downward when he lost con
trol. Walsh could plainly be seen
struggling to regain his balance, but
without avail. The machine then be
scent to the earth and the large
raumbtr of spectators realized that
he aviator's death was imminent.
Sheets and Kills His Father.
At Troy. Ala., Charlie Wilson was
shot and instantly killed there after
de made an alleged attack upon his
wife. Wilson is alleged to have
hreatened to kill his wife for having
tm arrested charged with abusing
tier. The boy remonstrated with his
ather, and the latter is said to have
threatened to kill him. The boy
stepped into an adjoining room, se
ured a shotgun and then blew his
father's brains out.
Killed on War Tessel.
Lieut. Donald P. Morrison was kill
e and eight men were injured Tues
day by the explosion of the stdanr
chest on the torpedo boat destroyer
Walke. The accident occurred ofi
Brenton's Reef lightship while the
Walke was preparing for her second
quarterly trial. Lieut. Morrison en
tered the service from Missouri it
William Suizer Nominated.
WIlliam Sulzer, Representative It
Congress from New York City. wat
nominated for Governor early Wel.
nesday morning by the New Yorlb
Democratic State Conv'ention. It was
the seventh time he had been a can
daida for this nomination,
SHOT IN HIS STORI
A COLORED MERCHANT KILLEI
NEGROES 0l0 SHOOTIN(
George Hanford, a Colored Merchan1
of Darlington, Was Shot to Deati
in His Store in that City on Thus
day Night by Two Negro Bobbers
Who Made Their Escape.
A special dispatch from Darling
ton to The News and Courier says
George Hanford, colored, was shoi
and killed in his store at the corner
of Main Street and Avenue D, Thur.
day night about nine o'clock. There
were no witnesses to the shooting ex
cept the two negroes who did the
shooting and made their escape.
Elias Davis, an aged negro, whc
lives with Hanford and his wife it
the small house adjoining and attach
ed to the store, was sitting on the
piazza and heard the shot, and sal
two negroes leave in a run.
Robbery was the motive, it is
thought, as it is said the same ne
groes held up and robbed Elias Fur.
man in his store about two blocks
away just before the killing of Han
ford occurred. They took about $8G
Peter Smalls, also colored, was ai
the FuFman store at the time of the
robbery, and he and Furman identi
fled one of the three susbects. arrest
ed Thursday as being the one that
went through his pockets while the
other one held a pist ol on him.
Apparently they had robbed Han
ford and were making their way out
of the store, and owing to -Hanford's
loud cries and shouts of "robbers'
they turned back; and it seems that
Hanford must have been following
them towards the door, and he, too,
turned when he found they were
coming back because it was just at
this time that the shot was fired and
from an examination of the wound
it was found that the ball had enter
ed from the back and made its way
through his heart and out of his
An inquest was held over the re
mains of Hanford Thursday by Cor
cner John H. Kelly, and a jury found
that the deceased came to his death
from wounds inflicted by some per
son br persons unknown to them.
Sheriff Register and his deputies
have been dilligent and have exert
ed themselves vigorously in their ef
forts to apprehend the guilty ones.
Three negroes were arrested at Dar
lington the following day. All stran
gers. Circumstances, together with
the identification by Furman . and
Small, point strongly to the guilt of
the accused. There is less proof
against the other two, but upon being
arrested they were found to have
pistols on them, and are now being
held to' answer for this offence.
PARACHUTE FAILED TO OPEN.
A Man and a -Boy Is Killed in Drop
from a Balloon.
Lorenzo Howland, 15.-year-old son
of L. D. Howland, and H. C. Petty,
an aeronaut, fell 500 feet from a
balloon and were instantly killed ad
the State Fair grounds at Tuseum
bia, Ala., on Tuesday.
The tragedy was witnessed by a
large crowd of spectators, which had
assembled to witness the ascension.
Howland previously had been
standing near the balloon while it
was being inflated. When It soared
upward spectators were startled to
see him dangling head down from
one of the ropes on the balloon. In
somt manner Howland's feet became
entangled in the rope before the bal
loon was turned loose.
The aeronaut made heroic efforts
to rescue the lad from his perilous
position. When the balloon had
reached a height of about 508 feel
he cut the parachute loose from the
balloon and both men began to drop
For some reason the parachute
failed to open. The men plunged tc
the earth and were killed. Howland
struck the "earth first and the aero
naut landed on top of him. When
spectators reached the two men both
MONEY LOST AND GAINED.
Amount Foreigners Brought in and
The 1,114,919 aliens em'grants as
well as aliens temporarily here, ar
rhing in this country durmng the last
14 months, brought $46,712,69J7. The
immigrants carried $33,122,550.
They had an average of $38 per capi
a darmng the fiscal yet.- and $40
ic 'g the two months MI'wit.g
These figures are given In a com
parative report made to Commission
e- Keefe of the Immigration bureau.
The report shows that the tide of
immigration is running stronger than
a year ago, that the 58 per cent.
grrater for July and August, .al.
though that the first five months of
the fiscal year ran heavily behind the
previous year's figures.
Of the fiscal year's arrivals 1.6 per
cent. were debarred from this coun
try.~ The Immigrants from Canada
carried the greatest amount per cap
ia and those crossing the Siexican
border had least money.
Shot by Unknown Man.
At Benson, N. C., John Smith, a
well known horse dealer of Smith
field, N. C., was shot and killed and
his brother, James Smith, was seri
ously cut in a fight there Monday
night. James Smith went Into a res
taurant, where there were four un
known men, and picked up a chip
lying on a chair. An altercation was
started and knives drawn. John
Smith entering during the fight, was
shot through the body and died soot
IBought Up Entire Town.
All the residents of the town 01
Con owingo, Md., have b-'en ordered
t.> vacate their houses at once. The
entire village has been purchased by
1a power development comnany and
will be flooded In connuk~u with
the erection of a big power dam ac
ross the Susquehanna river. Tb4
noulation of Conowingo is aboui
EIGHT ARE KNOWN DEAD
AIEN MAN AMONG INJURED IN
WRECK OF EXPRESS.
Many Passengers Probably Caught
In Burning Wreckage, Which May
Increase Death List.
At least eight persons were killed
late Thursday, when the negine of
the second section of the Springfield
Express, bound from Boston to New
York, failed to take a cross-over and
nearly the entire train was ditched
near the Westport-Sagatuck station,
on the New York, New Haven and
Hartford Railroad. It is believed the
injured will run to fifty.
Four parlor cars, heaped up in a
mass of wreckage, immediately
burst into fames, which brobably
imprisoned and killed some passen
gers. The exact number of fatali
ties in the wreck is not known and
may not be determined for some
The identified dead are: G. L.
Clark, engineer; J. 3: Moker, fire
man; Mrs. James B. Brady, of Al
bany, N. Y.; two children of Mrs.
Brady. There are also three uni
dentifed bodies, two of them wo
The injured includes: Elliott Har
rison, of Aiken, S. C., leg broken.
The locomotive, which was run
ning at high speed, went over on its
side, after leaving the roadbed, and
the boiler, to all appearances, ex
ploded. Engineer Clark was taken
out alive, but died soon afterward.
Joseph J. Moker, his fireman, was
crushed to death. The baggage car
and the four chair cars next follow
ing it were overturned, and in these
occurred the loss of life. The three
day coaches, although derailed, re
mained upright. The wreck carried
down the poles bearing telegraph
wires and delay ensued before out
side assistance could be called.
The South Norwalk fre depart
ment was called ouqand began work
ing on the burning cars and surgeons
were summoned from nearby towns.
Meantime darkness had fallen and
the work of rescue of the injured
passengers was slow. The fire burn
ed several hours in the wreckage.
The dead,, except the engineer
were all believed to have been pas
sengers in the first chair car. Fears
are held that in thia car many pas
sengers lost their lives. Under the
wreckage were found the bodies of
two women, who died with hands
TRAIN GOES INTO DITCH.
Engine and Three Cars of Passenger
Passenger Train No. 32 from Au
gusta to Florence was wrecked just
as it a&T. roached the stuti:i at : nE
Star Wednesday afternoon. The en
gine and three cars went down al
embankment that is variously stated
to be from eight to eighteen feet.
Engineer J. L. Wysong was severe,
injured. He was throws' out on the
side that the engine fell antI was our
led under the coal from the tender
until only his head and hands were
His escape was a most remarkable
one, and he would have been very
much worse injured had it not been
for the fact that he remained con
scions and could direct the rescuing
party In their work of digging him
out from the coal and wrecked ten
der. His ankle was terribly dislo
cated and there were concussions on
his head and body, but Dr. Gregg,
who met him at Sumter says that the
injuries will not be -serlious.
This same foot was injured ivi. an
accident some years ago on the E. .
and G. road In which Mr. Wysong
had nearly as narrow escape as ne
had Wednesday nght. Mail clerk M.
S. Broom was slightiy hurt, and ser
era! other of the crew had injuries
that were so slight that in the first
excitement of the wreck they passed
ur'noticed. A physician wno was a
passenger on the train gave the first
attention to Mr. Wysong's Injuries.
A relief train was sent out from
Sumter with Dr. China in charge.
The passengers were carried to Flor
ence- shortly after one o'clock. The
track was cleared for 85 to pass go
ing to Augusta Thursday morniag
but the wrecked engine will be some
time in getting in. The accident
was one of those that might have
happened from a number or causes,
but nothing definite can be said of it
FATHER AND SON SENTENCED.
Given Fifteen and Seven Years Im
Fifteen years and seven years, re
spectively, at hard labor in the State
Penitentiary or upon the pn~blic
works of Lexington County. was the
sentence of the Court at Lexington
Friday in the case of Jacob Watts
and Govan Watts, father and son,
who were convicted of manslaughter
in the General Sessions Court last
week. The two were charged with
the killing of Adam Watts, a Confed
rate soldier, 72 years old, the 7th
o' August last. Adam Watts was the
brother of Jacob Watts and an uncle
of Govan Watts, and the killing oc
curred after a general row in the
home of the aged veteran. Judge
Sipp said that he would show the
boy mercy on account of his youth,
and that he hoped that he would yet
make a good, law-abiding citizen.
Jacob Watts, according to his testi
mony on the stand, is now 51 years
of age, while his son is only 19. *
Back to the Days of Cheap Eggs.
The Greenville Piedmont says:
"We can remember when you could
buy six eggs for a nickle." The New
berry Observer says "those were good
old days undoubtedly; but I can re
member when eggs, fresh from the
est, sold in Prosperity for 8 1-3 cents
a dozen from merchants at that price,
they having taken them in trade.
But "never again". Once upo,U a time
we bought two dozen eggs from a
man for fifteen cents which had four
teen chickens concealed in them for
hich he made no .charge.
Automobile Kills Oongressmnan.
Congressman Carl C. Anderson of
Fostorio. O., was instantly killed
Wednesday night when the automo
bile in which he was riding turned
o-er near that city'.
INTRUDER IS SHOT
A CHARLESTON LADY GRAPPLES
WITH A BUGLAR
WHO ENTERED HER HUE
Young Wife Holds Burly Intruder
While Her Husband Comes With
Pistol-Negro Wrenches Himself
Loose and Darts Through Back
Door Amid Fusillade of Shots.
The News and- Courier says after
a hand to hand struggle with Mrs.
Rooney, the young wife of Mr. John
D. Rooney, Jr., paymaster of the
Clyde Line Steamship Company, Ben
jamin Brint, a large and powerful
negro man was found in Mr. Roon
ey's apartments at 90 Wentworth
street Thursday morning about five
o'clock, broke loose from the strong
hold of the young lady, only to be.
shot in the left lung by her husband
as the negro tried to make his es
cape through the back door of the
house. The negro at present isly
house. The negro at present is ly
per Hospital, where he was taken
immediately after the shooting.
The presence of mind displayed by -
Mrs. Rooney and the cool manner in
which she acted dugng the struggle
was remarkable. She was aroused'
from sleep by the cries of her moth
er, Mrs. A. J. Carey, on the third
floor, that a burglar was in the
house, and rushed out in the hall
way, catching the intruder by the
lapels of his coat, while her husband
followed with a revolver in, his hand.
As soon as Brint saw Mr. Roony
approaching he broke away from
the grasp of Mrs. Rooney and start
ed for the door, and at this move
ment fr. Rooney fired the first shot
at the fleeing man. His aim was bad.
however, and the bullet went wild.
but one of the two other shots fired
at Brint as he was hurrying down
the back stairs struck him in .the
left lung. The mere fact that he
had a bullet lodging in his breast
did not stop Brint, for he continued
tc make his exit through the gate
after reaching the yard, Mr. Rooney
fired two more shots at the burglar
from the piazza, as he ran through
the yard, but missed him.
That a burglar was in the house
was first discovered by Mrs. Carey
when she was disturbed by the noise
of some one creeping up the stairs
leading to the third floor. where she
was'asleep in the front room. Mrs. -
Carey, thinking that it was her son
who was coming up to get a blanket
from one of the rooms, called to him
in a low voice. Not receiving a re
ply, she got up and went to the door
and asked who it was.
The man said something in a low
tone that Mrs. Carey couldn't hear.
She called again, and he told her
that he was a travelling salesman.
. she was not keeping a boarding
house, Mrs. Carey thought that -the
man had made a mistake. How
ever, as she opened the screen door,
she recognized the man as a negro,
who had by that time come close up
to her. He was asked his business,
and stated that the boss sent him to
get some clothing. Mrs. Carey,
who was frightened by this time,
told the negro "to get out." When
Bint started down the steps, Mrs.
tMr. and Mrs. Rooney, who reside
with Mrs. Carey, and whose room
s on the second floor, heard the
hreks of the elder lady. tMrs. Roon
ey Immediately went to the door,
while Mr. Rooney grabbed his re
volver. Mrs. Rooney was the first
o reach the hall way, and was con
fronted with the big negro as he,
sme down the steps. She seized
him -by the lapels of his coat, and
held him until Brint ibroke loose
when he saw Mr. Rooney -advancing
with the pistol grasped in his hand.
As Brint was making his escape
through the door, the husband put
his firearm to use, and followed up
the first shot until he had emptied
Policeman Lafourcade, who heard
the report of the -fve shots In the
stillness of the night, hurried to the
house. and was told .by Mr. Rooney
that he had shot a negro who was
found on the premises. The police
man instituted a search and found
Brint lying on his back in the door
way of Dr. Ball's ofice, a few doors
rom Mrs. Carey's residence, bleed
ng from a wound In the left breast.
He was arrested and sent to the
hospital, where he now lies, with
little prospects of recovery, under
he surveilance of a policeman.
The negro evidently entered the
house from the gate, which was ac
idently left open. It is thought
ha- he came up the back steps S.,
ar as the sceond floor, and that as
he doors of the back rooms were
securely locked, he crept up 'the
front stair case, until diseavered
Finger prints of the negro's hands
ould be seen on the steps.
'Mr. J. D. Rooney; Jr., is the pop
lar paymaster of the local Clyde
Line offices. He is a most excellent
oung man, and is known and ad
:iired by a large circle of friends,
many ot whom commended him
highly, when they learned of the
manner in which he handled a diffi
ult situation. Mr. Rooney is the
son of Capt. J. D. Rooney, Sr., one of
the most courteous and efficient of
the stewards of the Clyde fleet of -
Brint is a negro paint~er, and for
the last few weeks has beBen working
at Oakley. He came to Charleston
Wednesday and placed an order for
a supply of paint with a local house.
He states that he does not know what
made him go into the house.
Bashful Lover Sent Proxy.
Robert E. Alexander, a young of
Atlanta, Ga., didn't have the nerve to
ropose to pretty 18-year-old Hattie
ood. so he got a policeman to do it.
'he person of .brass buttons, hand
uffs, and authority, was gone but a
few minutes when the following mnes
sage was sent to the youth: "Go buy
our license, Robert; she's accepted."
-Eost Her Life for Hat.
Caroline Coiner, a negro cook, was
struck by a Southern Railway lace
motve Wednesday night just South
of Danville, VTa., and killed. While
rossing the track ahead of the en
gine her hat blew off and she turned
o recvar It with fatal conseQtie#Ce,