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VOL. XXVI I.
J5J0NNETTSVI.L.LE, S, C., FlUDAY, '.DECEMBER; 19, .1902.
HILTED IN THE BUD.
Tho Proposed Bull Fight Near Rock
Hill Wao Stopped
HY OEDER OF THE G0V.3JIN0R,
Who Ciavo iii? HhO?lir Authority
to Call Om. tho Militia O'
Neccftsory to Proven I.
Tho Columbia Stale says it seems
that tho report reaching the governor
from New York In regard to a pro
posed bull fight with "et cobera"
tights near Rock Hill Thursday bad
ample .foundation In fact.
When tho governor reached Ids of
fice Thursday morning he found the
following from t?d?tor .J. .). Huh of
., ,,_,^?.*:r-?Aoo,....xx.-.?. -iicuuu _ >.w ......
requested to furnish him light:
''.Replying to yours of Wednesday
night report referred to appears to be
authoritative. Handbills circulated
announcing bull tight, dog light, cock
tights, otc, commencing Friday al
noon On farm of lt. 1*\ TbOmasou, four
miles southeast nf il wk HIM,"
Tile goyei'tair then asked t he attar
. ney general to look into the State law
t0??v"...on the subject, and was furnished w li
'Ills Excellency, M. h. SLeSwe bey,
Gon'^'nor, Columbia, S. C.
SI if: You request to be advised as
to tlrV htw this State In r?feroueo to
preventing cock lighting, bull light
Chapt^' 8.P> page 461 j of the cihni
nal codoHf thc Slate, provides:
' "JSvcijowlier or person having tho
possession,Umarge or custody of ti i ..
, animal, wiwin ; \ unnecessarily re -1
or Inhuman manner, or knowingly or
wilfully authorises or permits tia
same to be subjected to any unneees
;sary torture, Buffing, or cruelly of
any kind, shall biriHjnished for any
such offense." v\
Another section provfu.\s: " Who
ever iniiicts unnecessary pafir?ix suf
fering upon any animal, or wlioOVeJ"
causes the same to bc done, whether
such pci'jon lio the owner thorpof, Or
having tile charge or custody of t he
same, shall for every such offense bo
guilty ot misdemeanor," and be pun
ished ns provided by law.
Another section provides: ''Every
.owner, possessor or person having the
? * 'Charge or custody of any animal, who
in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman
manner, or knowingly or wilfully au
thorizes or permits the same to be
..siibjectcd to unneessary torture, suf
fering orcruelly of any kind, shall foi
every such offense bo guilty of inis
. demeanor," and punished as provided
Thc samo also provides thal "it
shall bo the duly of the sheriff, deputy
?sheriff, deputy State constables, con
stables and police pincers to prosecute
all violations of the provisions of this
?chapter," and provides thal oi)C-h;sM
thc penalty collected shall insure le
half to tho South Carolina-Society for
the Prevention of Cruelly lo Animals.
lt should be noted that in Ibis chap
ter the word "animal" or "animals"
?hall bo construed to include all bruie
?creatures, and tho words "owner,"
"person," and whoever" shall be held
to Include corporations, as well as in
There is also another provision-' to
"bc found in section 2\W of the criminal
?code, making it a misdemeanor for
any person toeT. ,<e in or present at
y? ~f"m,<&5&fc -ft'?\Vv??.t, "Svitbln three miles of
any chartered institution of learning
of thls\ Stale, and imposes a penalty
From "theso citations it necessarily
) follows NUial ample penalty is imposed
for bull lighting, cock lighting, etc.,
?and that tutsido of the constitutional
-oath to Crf/?recthe law, a special stal
,. ' -.ute directs 'thc peace oflloors of the
State to enforce toe provisions above
cited. Yours very truly,
. U. X. Gunter, Jr.,
Assistant Attorney General.
The governor upon receipt of the
I above telegraphed to the York sherill
L as follows:
I To Jno. It. Logan, Sheriff, York ville,
Information has been received al
this department that cock lights, bull
lights, etc., ?ire to tako place neal
Hock Hill Friday at noon. Urtdoi
.chapter HO, page 451, criminal code ol
South Carolina, you arc directed and
authorized to goat once to Kock Hill
result-morely jip excited expectancy.
One thing is certain, however, Shorltf
.las. ll. Logan is lune and has called
out the Catawba lillies, Capt. Dun
lap's orders being to report at tho
scene of disturbance at once.
Realizing that there might be re
sistance ol* his orders to prevent the
scheduled bull light, Sherill' Lu^an had
thc Catawba lillies with 25 men under
Capt. Herbert Dunlap on thc ground
at the time appointed for the light.
As was predicted in letter Friday
morning. Mr. Thomason is law-abid
ing, and lifter a conference with thc
sheriff notified bim that he would call
ol? tho lights of bulls, dogs and cocks.
Mr. Thomason t hen arranged a drag
fox chase with an opossum as thc
scent and very pretty race ensued and
was witnessed hy a big crowd which
had assembled in expectation ol' a
lively time. Thc militia and others
returned to Kick Hill leaving the
sherill' on the ground prepared to pre
vent any matched lighting ol any ani
'viiK B.d?uiiij?'Q nK.rouT.
Friday evening-cne*"'T0'n?\ving dis
patch was received from the sherill ol'
York county, dated from Kock lilli:
Gov. M. lt. Mcsweeney, Columbia,
Took one constable mid went to see
ThOinusson at 8 o'clock ibis morning,
lie. said unless enjoined by circuit;
.judge t h" hull IkMu and other lights I
n pi'?gi'aiilino vVOii'd certainly como
.itt* lui; advertised by h ?im. Al ter hear
ing this I sen! 1 ir a detachment ot'
l he Catawba huies a.-, directed hy you.
Captain Dunlap responde.i with 25
men. OM their arrival there was no<
i rouble io prevent Mi - boll light. Thc
crowd present, was small for thc news
papers had published tin fact thal,
the govertior had wi rM flin authori
ties nor, lopiil'intt tho Uw io tn? violat -
ed. At") ?\ ni; every Hiing perfectly
quio!. Ph Vre aro about iou cocks ?tb
the cock pit.
John 1?. Logan, Sherill'.
in connection with thc whole matter
Assist ?tnt Attorney General (Junior!
says that arrests maybe made with
out warrant iii cases ol' charges of
"cruelty to animals."
A gentleman from Rock Mill, who j
was in Columbia Fiday, said that this,
rende/.vous has been the scene ol' some
famous chicken lights recently. Tuero
is an enclosed pit on Thomasin's placo
and ho not only makes a nice thing
on admission, but is said to conduct, a
sort of restor?nt where meals are serv
ed and where parlies from a distance,
can get a sleep-for these mains aro
said to last two or three days at, a.1
time. He said that the people of
Hock lilli JUC glad that tho governor
had gotten wind of the altair and
stopped the bull light. Thomason
was once a United States depnty mar
shal and he has a brother who ls now
a Stale constable.
WAS W KL Ii ADVKHTISliD.
The following copy ol' ii circular J
which had been distributed shows that
there was every intent to have thc
"To 'Thc Sporting "Public:
"On the. 12th day of December,
11102, .hero will be a bull light at ll.
F. Tbomasson's cock pit, situated
three and one-half miles east of Hock
Hill. S. C. .
"'Tho light will be between two reg
istered .Jersey bull's, each of t hem four
years old ?md weighing about one
thousand pounds each.
"One ol' the bulls is owned by H. I?\
'Yhomasson, ol' Hock Hill, S. C., and
thc other by M. M. Tillman, of Van
Wy ck, S. c. ,
"The light will take place in a
double enclosure, There will be a
covered grand sta., with a seating
capacity of live hundred persons and
upward. Tho light will commence
promptly ?it 12 o'clock noon.
"Admission fee one dollar.
"There will also be cock lighting.
Two maliis Of nine cocks each will bc
fought that afternoon and night and
also tile next day.
"Arrangements are also on foot for
a dog light between two thoroughbred
"There will be a 20-mlnutc drag
fox chase in sight ?ind hearing of the
grand stand immediately after the
bull light, 'l'en fox hounds will be in
"Thcsporting publicare cordially
invited to attend.
"Ihn ks will meet all trains at Hock
Hill that day for thc accommodation
of all parties."
) luui/t " mik
Hohl Hunk Robbery.
A bil uk at Hillsboro, N. M., was
held up on Wednesday afternoon by
robbers who escaped with consider
able booty as but a short time before
cattlemen bad deposited some $30,000;
'Phc deed was done in broad daylight.
made for the northern
her I H 's posse
rk is owned by
fits i ?ind ls do
ll illsboro is oil'
ha nearest railroad
Valley, a number of
"'hero is no tclc
A Now York Mystery,
jdy of thc lad found in Cen
uv York Thursday night
tilled as that of Hocus M.
[11-ycnr-old son of si woll
After un examination
police expressed tho
mudo by lln
i'.o that he
rn a bridle
[day Mrs. Hull, living a
mi Lowndcsville, while
from her well, stepped
lg which guvo way, prc
70 feet to tuc bottom,
out it was found ono
foken and she hud received
}A. She died about night.
>s a daughter of W. 10.
Lowndcsville. She leaves a
husband and three little
WIM) FOE, A FIGHT.
$he Seizure of Thoir Ships Btirs tfp
DANGEROUS FOU FOREIGNERS.
Mob AKoinptcd to JU'oak tn Qeimmti
and Bl'iU?h IiCRUtlon??. Thon
AU Subjects oiv Tifoso
Count ricH Arrested.
The o na i rel between England and
Germany oh tho ono side and Venezu
elan on tho other has reached a crisis.
Ten German and lour British cutters
captured Ibo Venezuelan licet at La
Guayra op Wednesday. They went
alongside vue Venezuelan vessels um),
?JJ HOI KI ?onf^^^^m^' 'Afi^ "^vTiiiivrrfb
a shot being tired, thc British und
German torees sc I/.cd tho licet in the
name ol' the German omporpr and thc
king of England. Two ol' the vessels
which were undergoing repairs were
broken up. Tho (ler'nltttt cruiser
Panther steamed into thu harbor dur
ing these proceed lugs wit,h ber decks
cleared for action, 'Ph.: Venezuelan
.steamers were taken outside the. har
bor at 2 o'clock th'is* morning, The
General Crespo, Tufm? and fri arg ri tn
wen; sunk. Tho Ossun was thc 6 ti ly
vessel spared in view ol' the protest
made by the Kreuch charge d'? Hai res,
IL Qu lev roux, who not! lied tho com
modore of the allied (Iced that the
Ossun is thc property of a Prenehman.
At IO o'clock Wednesday evening
PK) German sailors were landed and
proceeded to Cardonal, a suburb ol La
Guayra, in which is situated the resi
dence ol' German Consul Lent/., who
with his family they escorted back to
La Guayra and placed on board the
Warship Vi?eta. Qn their way back
I bc German sailors met a party ol'
Venezuieari soldiers, but no collision
took place. At ft o'clock Thursday
morning a landing parly Of ?10 British
seaman went to the British consulate
and conducted tin; British consul, lt.
Schunek, and ?ns bundy on boa rd the
Retribution. Tho Gorman.and British
residents af La Guayra have been ar
rested with the exception of Messrs.
Field wick, Prince and Lepage, flic
English directors of the harbor cor
? po ration, who barricaded themselves
in their house.
WANT TO tao I IT.
There was a great patriotic demon
stration In Caracas when thc news ar
ar! vee! thal tho British and ('orman
warships had seized the Venezulean
war vessels at La Guayra. Crowds
quickly gathered and paraded the
street and squares of the capital dis
playing banners and singing" p:iLiiotie
songs. Violent speeches were deliver
ed at various points, Thc populace
marched to the palace of President
Castro, who addressed it. Tho mob
then moved on to thc German lega
tion shouting "Death to thc Ger
mans." The windows were shattered
with stones and attempts were made
to force the doors, but; thc latter re
sisted these efforts, and Mme. von
Pllgrim-Baltazzi, the wife of the Ger
man charge d'alfaircs, who has been
ill in bed for thc past two months and
therefore could not leave Caracas with
her husband, was thus saved from
violence. Tho crowd then marched
to thc German consulate and to thc
residence of Dr. Koehler, again ston
ing the windows and attempting to
force an entrance. Thc police made
no effort to disperse thc demonstra
The excitement was still intense,
when at 10 o'clock at night the gover
nor ordered the arrest ol' all the ('or
man and English residents. One bohr
later 205 persons prominent in social
a nd, com merdai life were crowded to
gether in the police station. All the
British residents were arrested except
Albert Cherry, of tho Vcnezulea
Brifish-owned Central railway, and
Mr. Wallace, manager of the tele
phone company, who escaped to a
place of safety. Ninety-seven Ger
man residents were arrested, among
thom the German consul, Valentine
Bl oh m and Herr Knoop, thc
manager of the German Central
railway. Herr Slmross, chancellor
of thc German legation, was
met by thc police near Bolivar square
and also arrested. Amid cries of
V'! Doa tbto the; Germans*? and "Down
with tho foreigners," tho populace di
rected Its way to thc German residen
tial quarter and gathered outside the
Hotel Kl indi, and thc German club,
vociferating and uttering insults.
CAUSIS OV THIC TKOUHI.K.
??kt~\,tS:j . . Rooking to
avoid payment of Bristlsh M<r-i^Ghi'
man claims for a long time, and qjjj$
recently did the British and German
governments decide to-enforce tho col
lection ol' those claims. No schedule
of these claims against Venezuela has
ever been published, but it is known
that tho total is nearly $20,000,000.
Ol' the two nations, Germany is the
larger creditor, about $ir>,000,000 of
I/ho 20,000,000 hoing due German sub:
Tno claimsconsist llrst of unpaid In
terest on the $10,000,000 loan of 1800,
which was taken up by the. Germans
in greater part, and tho rest by Brit
ish and French capitalists. This ls
said to amount to about $2,r>00,000.
Then comes claims for merchandise
delivered by German traders to the
Venezuelan government and nevor
Lastly, and those, though Indelinlfc
in character and undoubtly greatly
swelled, comprising thc majority ol'
the total, arc thc claims for tho pro
perty of German subjects destroyed lu
the various revolutions in the'past
ton years or more, and tho concessions
lost In thc same manner, or of which
tho holders wore deprived arbitrarily
by Castro altogether.
Some $ft0,000,000 ol' Gorman capital
aro invested in Venezuela and the
present movement ls Intended for tho
future security of this as much as for
' tho squaring up of old accounts. Tho
claims of Great Britian arc similar In
character. Ry his insolence toward
tho United States as well as toward
? tho two other countries now at issho
1 with him, Castro has entirely alienat
ed our stato department. i
NOT WHAT IT SEEMED,
A Silver Dollar "With si" Secret. An
Interest in? Hlory.
A gentleman from tho baby count y
of Leo was in the city thc,other day
and had hi his possession ono of thc
mo;t unique curios soon in many a
''Did I ever show this spurious coln
that was passed oil on me by a darkey
not a month ago?" said tho gentle
man, at thc same time thrusting his
hand into the depths ol' one of his
trousers' pockets and talcing therefrom
what' looked like a genuine silver
"trade' dollar, of the series or 1887.
After a .careful examination it was
handed huck to him with the remark:
that it was not spurious, but was a
trade dollar and is worth about 80 or
"I would not take $2' for lt," ro-_
plied thc Lee county man. "It ls H>o
most uh quo specimen ot thc si Ivor
..\.v-> JrWtri r-ever saw. Dust ionic
here,'' said ho, giving tile Innocent
dollar a tap in thc palm of his lia tiri
and instantly lt parted hi twain. Only
on one edge it was held together by a
delicately concealed spring and re
vealed the heretofore hidden photo
(iraph of.a pretty woman, apparently
about IK) years old, m?hcf st'ai t., with
blue eyes and light hair-evidently
the picture of some man's wile, Upon
close examin?t ion it can bo seen that
two silver dollars were hollowed out
and the two opposite parts lilted to
gether so nea 1,1 y that it was only by
accident thal, it was found to contain
a secret spring.
How it came into the possession ol'
thc negro is not known nor can his
Identity be fully established. The only
t heory that-can he advanced is, that
It was thc property of some traveling:
man who adopted this method of car
rying his wife's photograph and doubt
less paid it out through mistake,
thinking that it, only one of the ordi
nary silver dollars so common in the
'IV.vns IVvor Mi Hinch ville.
Thc Columbia State says Dr. G. IO.
Nesom, State veterinarian, arrived in
that city Saturday eveni'mr from \
Blackville where he linc! gone in re
sponse to a telegram from Mr. J,.' I),
\yhitUe. Some weeksago Mr. Whittle
hbtight in western North Carolina
one. hundred and liffey steers for his
feed pens. About a week ago lifteen
of them began to show signs of being <
sick and soon four died. The State,
veterinarian examined them and found ?
that tiley were dying from Texas
fever, or southern cattle fever. Mr.
Whittle has just gone into tho busi
ness of feeding cattle and will no
doubt bo very much discouraged with
such unexpected results. Two other
gentlemen who have recently sustain
ed similar losses are Mr. W. 10. Rut
land who is feeding 200 steers on his
farm at Batesbmg, ami Mr. J. T
B?a'ndr .Tr., of Maycsvillc, feeding 125" 1
head. The three nave a total o? near
ly 500 choice steers, from Western
North Carolina, valued at about $15,
000, and the aggregate loss from
Texas fever is about -S>1,000. When ?
lt is known that si m ?liar losses are oc
curring allover thc State from J une
to January thc disease must be reck
oned as one of great importance to thc 1
stookrhen. Dr. Nesom estimates that
last year it caused losses amounting to
over $100,000, and says it will be on- 1
sidcrably moro for 1002. :
lt, is stated that all through thc ,
arctic region the inhabitants are fast
disappearing. Tho Alaskan Esqui
maux have been greatly reduced in
numbers. When explorers first went
among them their number was belmy.- -
cd to be from 2,000 to :t,000; howflt is
thought that hardly more thus 500
people can bo counted from yl'oint
Barrow to thc Aleutian Islands* Tho
lot of these unfortunate natives luis
been made harder to bear by reason of
the destruction of sea life iby the
whalers who harried thc Alaskan
co.ist. The extermination of thc seal,
walrus and polar bear has likewiso
done Its share to embitter tho cup of
thc Northern races. In Southwest
Greenland a similar condition of
ii (Yul rs exist?. The 10,000 natives
arc bareiy holding theil'own, although
largely added by the Danes. Labra
do!' natives are likewise decreasing.
Twenty years ago they numbered !t(),
000; now they number barely 15,0U0
souls. Two decades ago tho entire pop
ulation of tile North was estimated at
?10,000; it ls probable today that thc
number has been almost cut in two.
Ina few moro years these people will
all lia vc disappeared, and nothing of
them will remain but a memory. Thc
governments that own tho lands in
which they live should try and lind
out What ls tho cause of thc decay of
these poppte aiMhlf possible stop lt.
Tho Atlantic Coast Linc Company
has made a rather bcttoy showing
than other Southern lines this year.
Tills indicated by an increase in thc
grosh earnings for four months of
$900,000, of which $528,000 appears
us net earnings. Thc following was
said ' recently on behalf of thc com
pany. "Both of tile-last two state
ments of thc Atlantic Coast Line have
shown a good healthy expansion in
gross earnings, a fair proportion ol'
which have been devoted to increase
expenses, leaving satisfactory net in
creases. Thc stockholder? should bc
satislied with the progress their com
pany is making and thc directors seem
justillcd In tho recent Increase In thc
An I'ntiMtuil < 'ase.
A very un usual caso came to thc at
tention of 'dgc Spit th worth lu thc
county cour., .it Geneve, 111., when lie
committed little Timonthy Sullivan
of Elgin to thc Homo for Boys at
Glenwood. Tho lad is only 1 years
old, and lils mother died hist Septem
ber, lils father, Timothy Sullivan, a
laborer, abandoned tho child and loft
lOlgln. Thc child smoakes and chows
tobacco Uko a veteran, and has In
herited relish for whiskey and beer.
He told tho judge that what ho liked
best of anything was cigars, and
eagerly seized one when itwos handed
liim. Ho testified that his father
gavo him whiskey and beor to drink,
and witnesses told of tho lad hoing In
a stupor frequently from drink. Ho
only wolghs twenty-eight pounds and,
is thin and palo faced, j
|? STJl?NGE CABE.
T?'\o Queer Story of a Young Lady
Who Steals Diamonds.
If SHE A THIEF OE A MANIAC?
H,bo Mccnis to bo Urawa by Diamonds
j UN tho Noctlto to tho Polo
(. ' nat! Steals Nothing
Augusta correspondent of The
?jl?jile says a mystery that outrivals
t,l, : yellowest of the metropolitan puz
/jl .f is uno In., which thc Georgia sea?
potticj.ty, Savannah, is puzzled to un
cle} ;^'>(,li 'n which a pretty girl of
..?oil c in .?fi?rr? has won tiie soubriquet
or? ';ie' "Queen' Of! Diamonds," fmm.JLb*.
otMytKat'?ihe seems to.be possesed of
a 1| cpi,onuinla, and only on tho sub
Jetit of tills most valuable. Jewels.
i laughty of manner, in th'? bright
est] /possible of moud', and . gay of
speech, with abso1 .:tely no thought of
UiH jmmer.s'ity of the crime with
wlycp she ls charged, except for ?in
occasional expression ol' doubtful sor
row ut tho fact that she has been cap*
ttnvd und her name placed before the
public in ?ho manner it has, Mamie de
ply rSt ot?ciipios a lonely cell in the
Ch] ,.bam county jail. Soc receives
occasionally a vlsi lor from among the
sb? -"Ith which slie used tb mingle und
rep .>... ' .the story of mjr.deuds that
wo? i<e tho strongest man blush
'J irrest of Miss DeChrist in Al
lanvast week was of a most sensa
tional rm ture and hus continually
since then kept /Savannah agog with
thc excitement of wjondor impelled by
wondering what next, and the entire
Sii.t.e lilied with interest as t.o tho
possibility of an unexpected furn in
tl>v. case. New York in all its history
hag never produced a drama of a more
slanting nature, than tho exploit of
Mamie Dr Christ last .July, and tho
connecting subsequent events, when
oho'appeared repeatedly at the jewel
ry stores of Thens Uros, and A. S.
Desbullions and succeeded in robbing
them by a most marvelous p'??'v? of
watches of high value, 'diamond
brooches and rings of various prices.
Trtviginatlon does not picture a cooler
scene, which was her salvation,
throughout her transactions, that thc 11
stylishly dressed, pretty, petite bru-1 I
nette who enters thc jewelry stores
with' au air that titted to a nicety
with tho stories which she told. At
the\storc ol' Thens Bros. she was Miss
Williams, thc niece of Mr. J. I?. Wil- i
Hams, a Savannah millionaire, and at (
Ihololhor establishment she was Miss 1
Blob, a niece of Capt. Henry Blun, i
president ol' the Germania bank.
the one place she. \v?' '^'! a | <
note' seri buted *on socitT^ .., .v?Tj?
from Mrs. Williams asking that shell
bc shown a lot of Jewelry from which
to choose pieces to be taken to Mrs.
Williams that, she herself might make
selections, and at the other she dis- (
played a similar note purport ing to be i
from thc wife of the wealthy banker. 1
At neither store could thc jewelers do
enough for thc relative of either of | j
these ladles and really Insisted on her
taking moro baubles than she had
chosen from th?\ cases. They were
sorry when this smooth female whom
thry had never wen before and whoso
Identity v?sys vague to them as that
of a forotgniir except for the penciled
note wheU'Slie would not take moro
than $?,000 worth of Jewels, and that
theyfuld not have more valuable,.
trinkets for her to bear away to her^
Voting Desboullions asked when tho
woman left, who she was and was told
s!ie was Miss Williams. Then it
dawned upon him that there was no
such person and a search was institu
ted, but the woman was not found.
As a matter of fact she was living In
a Mat on tho same block where her
victims did business the whole time.
A craze for having her name appear
in print was her undoing. She went
to Atlanta and stopped at the Kim
ball house. For the purpose of letting
her friends see that she was being re
ceived by the top of society sho wrote
a story to thc Savannah Morning
News telling all about, a swell wed
ding at which she was present as an
attendant. To make the story more
graphic she told of a pair of horses
running away hitched to a carriage in
which were two attendants,the names
used being the most prominent tami
Hos In the State, and the couple being
killed. The whole story was lilied
with well known Georgia names, but
with strange initials, the signature to
thc story being "Mrs. G. W. Wil
liams." Tho altair was investigated
and found by tho authorities L? been
y rely imaginary, thc dramatis per
sonae being without existence.
On reading tho story thc solicitor
general deducted that ?Miss DcChrlst
was tho "Diamond Queen," by com
parison of thc writing in tho letter to
Tho News and thc note left at thc
Jewelry store. She was arrested In
Atlanta and confessed. She was taken
back to savannah, where she told
endless conlllcting stories which led to
thc popular opinion that she was in
sane and caused thc issuing of a writ
of lunacy at thc Instigation of her
mother. Mamie DoChrlst was born of
humble parentage In that part of Sa
vannah known as Thunderbolt, but
now she (lonies her mother.
Killed in a Cotton Oin.
\ special to Thc State from Hamer
says Mr. Beter G. Mc Machern, a high
ly respected and progressive citizen of
that place, was caught in tho saws of
his gin Wednesday and before medical
aid could reach him ho blend to death.
Howe "bout 45 years of ago, was a1
baclr and was a doacon in tho
. Kenty church, and was onoofMio
foremost citizens of Carmichael to\\ i
ship. His body waa tn tor red in the
family burying ground near his homo
Thursday, and a largo concourso of
friends and neighbors testified their
respect by attendance thereon. It ls
a singular fact that tho throe largo
ginneries at Hamer, four had
each thoh casualties, but tills last
is the first with fatal result. Mr. It.
1\ Hamer, Jr., and Mr. I), W. Camp
bell, owners of tho two others, and
both prominent citizens, havo crippled
banda aa a result of similar accidents.
CONTROLS FOUR STATES.
Tho Mormon Church in Becoming ?
?tro?>K Political Power.- .
lt is declared by some of those
who know that tim Mormon church
now holds tho balanco ol' political
powor in four states and they believe
lt will soon control seven common
wealths. Utah, Wyoming, Colorado
and Idaho are said to be controlled by
tho vote of the mom hors of that
church, directed bv Its rulers, and
soon Montana will Oe poppied by
enough of them to hold tho balance ol'
power, while Arizona and New Mexico,
which mav bo admitted to stuohoud
at tho coming session of congress, arc
expected to send to Washington two
senators and one congressman'each,
who will bc In accord with tho ad
ministration and will vote and work
for tho interests of tho church whey-.
ixvov tjioy <-<iO?n !?>?..t'oii'j ,uUJju.?i]u',\Uo?<p;?j
congress for action. i,
Had it not been for thc work of the I
church QlUciais, it is stated that Utah
and Idaho would hayo cast their votes
for tho Democratic candidates at thc
recent clcotion. The masses of the
Mormons are naturally. Democratic,
having received their inspirations
from Brigham Young, who was a
Democrat, and tho utterances o? the
dead leader were regarded as Inspired.
Besides they say the Democrats al
ways dealt well with t lieh), lt was a
Dcmacratic administration which
mado Brigham Young governor of thc
Territory of Utah; a Democratic ad
ministration whlcli released from
prison man Mien serving sentences for
"living fchotf religion;" it was a demo
cratic administration which admitted
Utah to thc Union.
Hut since the trend of national poli
tics has beeil, in tho direction ol' Re
publicanism thc. Mormons have
idiangcd. They will ''stay out" un
til a Democrat shall have been elect
cd president of the United States,
those who know them state, and at
Lhc general election following all tim
states controlled hy then will go
Democratic once more. Politicians
say that Idaho was a Democratic
dato until $4 hours before t he last
election, when the order went forth
from tho heads of tho Mormon church,
Mid tho Latter Day Saluts voted tho
Several days ago a young man
lamed Sam Lightsey disappeared
from lils home near Sycamore over in
Barnwell County. All efforts to lind
lim failed, until last Saturday a
i>arty ol'young men outhuuting while
Kissing through some thick woodland
rear the young man's home stumbled
iver his dead body, lie been foully
mirdercd, and the body hidden away
ii thc woods.
At .a late hour Saturday night
Governor Mcsweeney received a tel?
>nuii ??om Mi. J.'-pv-'Tjlyh^s^vvtt^rclr?:--*
jive of tlic murdered young man, in
vhich he said "on tho night of 2t)th
Sam Lightsey, a young white man,
;on of M. M. Lightsey, mysteriously
lisappcared from his father's house
icar Sycamore. His dead body was
round today in tho woods about a half
nile from lils father's. Several ne
groes on tho plantation were suspect
id of murdering the young man hut
bbc suspicions were not strong enough
for any arrest to be made until after
the body was found today.^^tf
Daniels arc now under .arrest uria Ea
Daniels has confessed Uiatnls brother,
Bill Daniels, aniU^thcr negro, Steve
Dolly. h^^<?>Wm that tlicy killed
Sn^&?]^^y and threatened to kill
^f^Ti^io told it. Steve Holly got
tl way and took to the woods. He is
about 5 feet ? or 8 inches lull, slender
built, black, sharp face and head, Scar
over one eye. Talks and moves quiek."
lt is to he hoped that the description
given above of the escaped murderer
will lead to lils capture.
Was I'Mrod Into.
A party of State, constables left
Bickens Thursday to search for stills
and moonshiners in the mountains
around Caesar's Head. They return
ed to town this morning and say they
had what is generally known among
moonshiners as "a little excitement."
On passing around the base of a moun
tain the mountain party was bred
upon several dill'crcnt points abovo,
and for a few minutes buckshot cunio
like hall. Fortunately no ono. was
hurt. One of the horses, however,
became frightened and ran for ? o/eral
miles, smashing tho buggy to which
it was attached. Several stills were
found and destroyed, but no arrests
were made. The party consisted of
Chief State Constable Chas. Curcton,
State Constable Grady and Coleman,
and Deputy Sherill"McDaniel. Mr.
Harry Valcntlme of Trenton, New
Jersey whp was anxious to sec a real
live moonshiner, was also in the party,
lt is regretted that, though they
made their presence distinctly felt,
the moonshiners remained invisible.
Killed IIIH Friend.
Rob Davis, Jr., aged 17 years, was
accidentally shot Wednesday after
noon by Sam Levi, willie out hunting
near Greenville. Tho cn tiro load of
shot penetrated tim young man's side
and he died at 8 o'clock, four hours
after thc accident. He was thc son
of Robort Davis, boss of tho card room
at thc Huguenot mills.
A Bl;; Titi nip.
A dispatch from Anderson to Tho
State says Mr. Columbus ,0. King,
who lives four miles north of that
city, lias had on exhibition tho record
breaking turnip of tho season. lt
weighs a few ounces over 20 poonda
and measure 30 inches In circumfer
ence. , It is tlic biggest turnip over
seen tlioro-blggor than any two tur
nips In fact._
Mnglncor ami Klroman Killed.
A Rock Island northbound passon
ger train ran Into a broken vail noai
Tonal, I. T., at midnight Friday.
Thc train was badly wrecked. Engi
neer George Clark and Fireman Geo,
W?lls, both of Fort Worth, wore kill
od. ??ono of tho passengers was seri
. . ? -.?
RKYAN thinks that if President
Roosevelt is so anxious for Dv. Omni
to havo a good fat oftlcc ho might ap
point him postmaster ot Boston oj
some other Northern city. \
IMPORTANT TO FARMERS.
What "Toxns Fo'vor io nnd. How lt
Should bo Treated. ' /'..
. Tho appearance of Texas fever
among cattlo at Blackville make? it
important for our farmors and others
who keeps cattle to know something
about this disease, that ls so fatal to
thc bovine race. Texas f o vor was not
well '..understood, until about twelve,,
years ago, hut ls now known to be a
spccllii) disease of cattle similar ; in
many respects lo human malaria.
Tho primary cause of lt ls a micro*-'
coplc proton van (animal gorm) which
destroys thc red cells ol' thc blood. The
animals become infected by being bit
ten hy the common cattlo .tok, for
merly so numerous in ail cattlo In this
Ali uatA rjbfc'iit'trcr-itat carVy'licks
troul the-ti inc tlmy ,arc cul ves; ac/iuiVr
lng immunity to thc disenso (vl?Vh
very young, hut If ca ttl-} have never
had ticks on thc iii they readily talco
the disenso when thoy aro exposed to
tick infestation. Tnat is tho trouble
with cattle from thc northern States
as well as western North Carolina,
which ls entirely free from ticks and
above tim government quarantine line.
Those feeders who ship from there
should he .very careful never to ship
before frost, to load catlee Into clean
cars, not to unload into stock pens
where tick Infested cattle have been
kept during summer, and to .scrupul
ously avoid driving the cattlo ovor
roads or through woods where seed
ticks may ho on the grass and loaves;
also tb ii vole) tho usc of straw or leaves
for beddidg if taken from woods where
tick-iufestcd cattle have used thc
past summer. If, however, it is found
th?i? tho cattle lui vc gotten tho ticks
on !,hi;m, begin at once to remove
thom hy oiling thc parts where they
are found, using - cotton seed or cheap
lubricating oil. A good way to build
a chute consisting of two slatted
fences sixteen feet long and two feet
apart and so arranged that thc cattle
may bo shut in with bars as driven
Put tho chute in a cross fenco so
that cat-tic may he driven from one lot
.to-another, making sure that all of
them are greased, if any arc taken
sick, they refuse food, stand with head
hung low or Ho with thohead stretch
ed on tho ground in front, have high
fever, and In bad oases red urine. I Af
ter death thc most noticeable lesson
ls that the spleen (molt) is very much
enlarged, black, easily torn, upd tilled
with black clotted blood. A; good
treatment ls to give a pound o? salts
every 21 hours till bowels act freely
find twice u day given half ounce of
quinine' All.who arc interested. id
this disease Should write Dr. Nesom
at Clemson. cpl lego for Bulletin No.
Gleaned from tho KecentOonforenco | ;
of tho Methodists ol'thc Slate.
Tlic following ligures taken from
the report of tho statistical secretary
of tile South Carolina conference,
made at the s,ef ijfe u WNjSrcwberry last
W??&KS? i- V as they
rsiiwon satisfaction in botir-q^jy
tho Methodist church In t,hc State:
i Local preachers, 90; members, 77,
704; making a total membership of
Infants baptized during tho year,
1,740; adults, 1,413.
Epworth Leagues, 48; Epworth
League members, 1,780.
Sunday schools, 080; Sunday school
Amount raised during the past year
by the church for presiding elders,
$17,010.48; Tor pastors, $130,534.07.
Church organizations In tho Stato,
760; church buildings, 047.
Houses of worship valued at $1,380,
870.05, with a reported Indebtedness
Pastoral Charges, 223.
Value of parsonages, $275,805; hav
ing a reported indebi/cdncss of $18,
Districts in conference, 10; each1
having a parsonage; value of those
parsonages, $30,000; with a reported
indebtedness of $1,100.
Churches reported damaged during
the year, 4; amount of damages $830.
Insurance carried by the Methodist!
burch in thc State, $315,200; paid
out in premiums during tho year, $2,
Losses sustained, $744.
Tho educational statistics show tho|
following condition of tho Methodist
institutions in the State;
Welford College -Value '$135,000;
endowment, $00,215.23; professors, 8;
Welford Fitting School- -Value $15,
000; endowment $5,000; professors 2;
Cokcsbury Conference School
Value, $3,000; endowmont, $816.
Columbia Female College-Value,
$75,000; no ondosvment; professors,
ll; pupils, 131.
Willlamston Female College-??ot|
valued by conference. (This Institu
tion ls not owned hy the conference,
but simply under Its patronage) pro
fessors, 0; pupils, 103.
Carlisle Fitting School-Valuo, $20,- j
000; endowment, $5,000; professors, 4; |
pupils, about 70.
Now Jax wy ors.
Thc following young mon woro'auX
mlttcd to tho practice pf law in this
State at Columbia last, Wednesday
having passed thc requisite examina*
tlon: W. Christie Benet, Jr., and
Porter H. MoMastcr of Columbi^ ?>?
M. Frost/and ?I no. P. Graco of Charles
ton; lt.. G, Stono lind J. lt. Martin, of
Greenville; W, E. Johnson, of Alkqn;
W. B. Morton, of. Ahbovlllo; B. F.
Keller, of .Orangcbnrg; Preston O.
Barron, of Kock Hill; J. L. Sherard
and W. L.Laboon, of Andorson; W.
YY. Sheppard, W. AV. Coleman, and
Barnard B. Evans, of Edgoilold; O.
Harley, of .Barnwell; J. Monroe Walk?
or and W. W. Oono. of Waltcvhovo;
irby. Jr., of Laurens, and James
F. Elmore;[of I tolly Hill. Mr. John
son was.recently elected, Senator from
Alkon/county, and Messrs. Barron
and Irby aro new mombors of tho
tinder Shylock Maatoi'n in the Penn
sylvania Coal Mino?.
Tho Cruelty ol' tho Coal Oporntora
Told Willi t?lnipllolty and
Truth hy OUI Mou
Startling revelations are being
brought to light of tho cruelties ol!
thc colvl operators in tho coal mines of
Pennsylvania by the coiynh!ss?f)??t?b;A
Inyestlg ile tho cause of the coal mi
ner's sti'iUo. Tho commission ls nosy
V-'SOV.;;,);, ;..?. 'C........ I;.>0| J).,.. 'h"'.'o'.- .
tiidoli, resented by some of tho
wi ines'. nose li ves are given up to .
the coal fining industry,was at times
pathetic^' and surprising to tho com
missioners, who listened to it With ;
lindi vialed attention. ,.
ll-Viiy Mccoll, a Markie miner, told
hoy his family, including his mother
in-law, who was a hundred years old,
was set out on tho road . with their
housohold goods, rio gavo a graphic
description of how ho was injured
many times in tho mines. The com
pany gave him nothing until . after
the employes took up a collection for
him, then he was .-given $50 after be
ing on the injured list for two years.
Tuc company toole out of tho collec
tion tho rent he owed.
In answer to other questions ho
iaid that, ho; wits ono of tho thirteen
evicted byithe Marido company? Thon .
followed Hie.'most pathetto story yet
told the cofnirilsslonors.The old miner,
decrepit from many injuries, told un
der tho examination of how tho evic
tion was curried on. Tho'wife was '
dek and her ope hundred year old
mother was blind and unable to wall,
rho day On whioh they were "thrown
mt" was r?i i ny. Ile took thom tho
Dost he conid io lh\zi?t-on, seven miles
i\Vay, and piiiccd them hi a'cold,
vaoiiSi, ..empty house.
'Wo were gie?t?y worried bociuse
if our ?.''haying bcon.turned out ol' our
House, and oho, night," tho witness
?aid, between sobs, "she died."
"She died?" exclaimed Judgo Gray,
,yho was pacing tb and fro across,tho
.-comas he quieldy turned when ho
leard tho man's last words.
"Yes, slr, she died, and I burled
tor yesterday.". ,^ <
Ko one oared to cross-examine him,
ind Judgo aray said; "That is ail,
Mr. McColl, and that's enough."
Mrs. Kate Hums, of .leddo, told a
?tory of how sho and her -two- boys
vorked years to pay of ah accumulat
Markie company, tho narration of
?vbIch dcoply Interested tho commis
sioners. She was examined by Law
yer Darrow, and in answer to. his
gestions she said her husband was an.
engineer inside the Markie mines. The
husband was killed under ground,
leaving her with four children, tho
oldest of which was ti boy of oight
The company never offered hor a
penny, but thc employes gavo h?r
aDq^v.?j?ij.jt;o defray tho funerpj
penses. AtWt : . ?v .
killed, she niovcd >..... aiy^ i-?ur-r?om
house into ono containing only tw?,
one room above tho other, and for tho
next six years sho struggled as best
she could to get along. She took in
washing, scrubbed for tho neighbors,
and onco in a while sho was given
work cleaning tho ofllee of tho Markie
company. When,tho oldest ohild was
fourteen years old sho sont him to tho
mines. At the end of tho llrst month
the lad. brought homo his wago Btatee
ment, showing that tho mother owed
$3u? for back rent.
The boy's wages for tho month had
boon taken oil the bill and he carno
home empty handed. In tho course
of time her noxt boy was old enough
to earn a living and, he, too, was sent
to the colliery. Like tho older brother
tho second boy received no pay, his
earnings hoing deducted for rent. Tho
mother on the witness stand, was by
this time welling up, and when she
added that tho money she earned for
cleaning tho Markie otUco was never
given her but kept by tho company
for rent, tho commissioners looked at
oho another in surprise. Siie said lt
took tho three ot them thirteen years
to make up tho debt.
Oil lu tho Wolla.
Tho Columbia State says much ex
oltemont has been caused at Iva in
this State by Unding oil im tho wells -
of Messrs. G. ?)\ Burdett? and lt. S.
Yeargln. Mr. Yoargin discovered (ili
lli his well about two months ago, hilt
thought some ono had put it in there
About this timo ho had somo sickness .
hi his family and thought this was tho
causo br luand quit using it for somo
timo, hut isvuslng it now and can still
tasto tho oil.. Nothing : was thought
of lt until a tow days ago whon Mr,
Burdotfc? disdborcd .fchoro was somo
oil in his well. Itoy-hUvo taHcrt no.
aotlon yet, but it is hoped they w.?.
?lavo things Investigated .to seo if
there really is oil in them.
A dining and fatal attempt to rob
tho bank at Dekalb, Texas., was made
by four mon Wednesday morning,
Ovor th.b bank Is tho local telephone
exchanged operated hy \W L, Dodd
and his son Marvin, twenty years of
agc. Ono of Ulo robbers knocked at.
tho telephone exchange door and when
Marvin Dodd responded a pistol was
presented at lils hoad. Young .Dodd
grappled with tho mah, wrcnohed the
weapon from him and with it Shot
tho bandit, killing him . in b.is tracks.
Afusilado followed and young Dodd
was shot twlco but hot seriously
wounded. Tho tinco -mirving bandits
A box o? d?naintto carelessly
died fell down a.deon, shaft *
high and Wllkoshavro
?Wednesday mon '