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VOL. XXVII. BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FMpAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903. NO. 14.
A FIERY SPEECH
On the Race Issue hy Senator Till
man in Augusta. .
WAS APPLAUDED TO THE ECHO.
He Said Political Equality for tho
Negro Means Social Equlity,
and Social Hquallty Moana
Moiler (il i /.uti on.
"Political equality for the negro
means social equality andsoeial equal
ity means mongrellzation," said Sena
tor Benjamin lt. Tillman, of South
Carolina, In an impassioned declara
tion at the Miller Walker ball Wed
nesday night, and the audience ap
plauded the utterance to the echo.
A very large and enthusiastic au
dience greeted the first lecture appear
ance of the.South Carolina senator in
Senator Tillman also touched up
the bartering of negro votes in.
Augusta in the past, and said that
Augusta was a byword of scorn on
this account In the North.
Like the surgeon who would put
the knife to the sore, rather than gloss
it over and let it continue to fester,
he would talk to them plainly about
"Augusta could not afford for her
own self respect to coddle the negro
in vote-buying. The Anglo-Saxon is
an imperious race, and whenever this
vote-buying was engaged iu, it always
tended to lower the standard of the
Augusta was not the only city, he
Baid, that was censurable in this re
spect in the past, and the scenes in
former elections in Augusta were re
ferred to as an illustration of the fact
that temporizing with the negro in
elections should bc discountenanced,
and that the only remedy for the evils
threatening in tho race problem was
to repeal the fifteenth amendment.
nOPE IN MIDDLE CLASS.
In the discussion of this question
with Senator. Burton of Kansas, in the
Northwest, he said these plain utter
'^^es.df his received as much applause
'Ss Senator Burton's, when he told
them these plain truths, and that he
could tell from thc gleam of the eye
and the nod of the head that his ap
peal for thc supremacy of the white
man in the South meta responsive
chord with people scattered all
throughout the audience.
He declared he had found three
classes of people in the North con
cerning this race problem. There
were the natural South haters, who I
V; j?lTc??ild edm?iout ot Dixie, but that
. tujs was a very small class numerical
ly. The second class constituted the
politicians, who had seen the Republi
can party flourish and fatten on thc
wave of the bloody shirt, and the
third class was the great body of the
people-the great middle class-who
would listen to reason and who were
It was to this class that the South
must make its appeal for the repeal of
the fifteenth amendment.
T?KN1NO TA UL. KS ON AUGUSTA.
Senator Tillman bagan Iiis address,
which be said was no\ a lecture, by
telling of his early association witli
Augusta, ile was born only thirteen
miles from the city, and lived there a
plain farmer Uutil fourteen years ago.
During all that time he was here
once a week, often two or three times
a week, and therefore Augusta had
become a household world with him,
in fact, more so, lie said, .than any
city of his native state. Ile had of
ten paid to hear others talk in Augusta
and now he was glad to make Augus
tans pay to hear him.
After this prelude he branched off
in off-hand style in his subject.
He first began discussing the race
problem in thc North live years ago
when tile students of thc Michigan
university invited him to discuss the
"Race Problem in the South."
He took delight in telling the peo
ple at the North that this race prob
lem seemed to be of their own making.
They poked their hands in this prob
lem along in 1808 and prior, and then
poked their bayonetts in from 'til to
'05,and later thrust themselves in it
again Iii the reconstruction period,
and "we of the South never had a
race problem until it was made by you
When they talked to him about
educating the nemo to uplift him, lie
would tell them "To hell with sucli
TALK ON LYNOII1NU.
Senator Tillman spuke at some
length upon the lynching phase or
the question, and said that he was
not willing to stop lynchings on the
Idea that assaults would decrease, and
wanted to know who did.
Ile had said when lie was governor
that he would help lynch any man for
that crime, if occasion required it,
and he had never taken it back.
If an Innocent, sweet nirl of sixteen
was going along a country road skirted
on either Ride by a thick wood, and
there should'be lurking on the one side
a wild tiger escaped from some me
nagerie, and on the other a brutal ne
gro with fiendish intent, and it was
her fate to be delivered up to the one
or the other he had rather a thousand
times that his daughter should be
come food for the tiger. Thc negro
brute guilty nf these crimes, he said,
manifested an unnatural desire un
known to any other brute creation.
That the audience was enthused with
the speaker there was no gainsaying,
as the enthusiastic applause, long con
tinued at times, fully attested.
OKIES no OK ON.
When Senator Tillman neared thc
close, and suggest ed that the audience
might be tired, there were cries of
"Go on! Go on!" from all parts bf thc
house. The senator closed in a live
rn in utes* conversational talk, in which
he spoke of the older men in Augusta,
he knew in his younger days, who had
passen away. These men had laid a
broad foundation fora thrifty city,
and he doubted not they had left sous
who would ROC that her reputation wus
kept clean and untarnished. They
must repeal, as they bad virtually
annulled, the tlltecnth amendment,
and we of the South could not afford
to tamper with the negro in politics,
making him the balance of power and
dividing tho white race. "When
Augusta had her. dose like South
Carolina, then this negro bartering in
elections would would become very
nauseating to this city.
Senator Tillman was Introduced by
Mr. Bryson Crane, in a very happy
? On the stage were Sheriff Clark,
Capt. "Wm. Bryson, Mr. Bryson Crane,
and others. Senator Tillman's en
trance into the hall was loudly cheer
Senator Tillman goes from here to
Halnbrldge, where bc is engaged to
lecture on this same topic. There
were quite a number of ladles out to
berthe speaker.-Augusta Chronicle.
DOWIE READY TO INVADE EAST.
I'luns Completo for Salvation of New
York by Elijah II.
ID about a month John Alexander
Dowlc's "Restoration Host" will leave
Zion City to bcglu its campaign for
the salvation of New York. The in
vasion of the East by the followers of
"Elijah ll" contemplates Incursions
into Philadelphia and Boston, but at
present it is against the ungodliness of
New York that the main strength of
the host will bc hurled.
Ten special trains bave been chart
ered by the general overseer, and in
tbese the invaders will embark leaving
Zion City October 14 and arriving in
New York two days later. Two nf the
trains are routed to pass tb rough
Philadelphia some time on October Hi.
They will go over thc Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad by way of Washington.
The other eight trains are scheu led
to pass by Niagara Falls, wliere it is
purposed to hold a tremendous meet
ing at the gate of the enemy's coun
try, so to speaak.
Dowle himself, with bis wife, son
and body guard, will travel on the
train which leaves Zion City last, lt
will be solidly composed of vestibuled
cars of the most luxurious type and
will reach New York In advance of
the whole procession.
Meanwhile the man wbo says he has
inherited the mantel of Elijah is ex
tremely optimistic and very busy.
Through the coming mouth even his
tremendous energies will be taxed in
preparing for the movement of his
host, and, aside from the practical de
tails, he is laboring to get his followers
into thorough accord with the work
ahead of them. This entails much
tutelage and thc inculcation of many
precepts. In bis latest lesson, dellver
"Remember," he said,' "that, al
though New York has a large average
church attendance, it ls not regular,
for the average New Yorker is with
out religious concern and ungodliness
is rife on every side.
"But remember also that the peo
ple of New York are intelligent. Re
member that the average New Yorker
Is a person of strong character, wi tb
sturdy instincts and strong retentive
powers. New York is the imperial
city of the United States. Approach
it with respect.
"Do not talk too much.
"Do not argue tiny questions.
"Do not do as you please, but obey
"Do not talk about things you do
Served Him Right.
Judge Clarence .1. Campbell, the
Judge who got down off tho bench to
cowhide a preacher, has been defeated
for the Virginia general assembly in a
race which he made tor "vindication."
It will be remembered that Campbell
resented articles published by the Rev.
Dr. Crawford, thc held agent of the
Virginia Anti-saloon league and made
a personal assoit upon Dr. Crawford,
an aged minister. Campbell conduct
was thoroughly investigate!) by a leg
islative committee, upon the report of
which he was deprived ol' his pillee by
thc general assembly. Ile determined
to try bis strength before the people
by becoming a candidate for tho house
and both bc and his entire ticket for
county olllees were badly defeated.
Sheriff Beard, whom Campbell and Iiis
friends are said to have fought with
especial bitterness, beaded the oppo
sition ticket. Thc result is very much
to the credit bf Amherst county anti
Ten Thoumind Vii)t l nm.
Thc Turks have destroyed thc
town of Kastoria, Macedonia, and
have massacred the population. The
report of a massacre at Kastoria
comes from sources admitting of little
doubt though thc details are lacking.
It was received with thc gravest con
cern by t he officials here. Thc popula
tion of Kastoria numbers about io,ooo
persons, arid thc massacre ol' such a
number in one place, If the report is
true, exceeds anything which bas yet
acuurrtd in Macedonia. At flic present
critical moment when popularfecl
ing is intense, the effect of the report
of suet: stupendous slaughter may bc
most serious. Thc press is assuming
a bellicose tone. The Dnevnik to
night complains that thc govern
ment's partial mobilization of three
division ls utterly inadequate and
urges the immediate mobilization of
thc /.-hole Holgar?an army.
A North Carolina Tragedy.
As the result of an alleged alterca
tion by Russell Sherrin, a young man
of prominent family, and Thomas and
Chai. White, well known business
men of Concord, N. C., Sherrin was
shot and killed at his home in Rowan
county early Thursday morning by
thc two Whites. It is stated that
Sherrin had been approached by thc
two Whites, wbo asked Sherill to
grant certain apologies. Thursday
morning they called tm Sherrin and
repeated their request and upon his
refusal, the Whites opened lire, mor
tally wounding Sherrin, who died In a
few minutes. Tiffi whites surrendered
to thc authorities.
AIRBRAKES AT FAULT.
A Terrible AV rock nt Branchville
Very Narrowly Averted.
What might havo been a serious
wreck on the Southern railway at
Branch ville Tuesday Dight of last
week was averted by the coolness of
Engineer Rogers of a work train. Tho
regular train to Charleston, No. 14,
was on the main track while thc en
gineer and conductor were receiving
instructions from the ollice, and the
Augusta train was also at Hie station.
The excursion from Asheville was
running us the second section of No.
14, and was ten minutes behind it.
tor some reason, thc brakes of the
special refused to work, and there was
imminent dancer of a dreadful col
lision, and actually a serious bump.
The Charleston Post says: When
tile excursi?n train, which had been
blowing tlie alarm signal, was within
100 yards of the regular train, En
gineer Rogers realized the peril, ?nd,
leaping into the cab of Ni). 14's en
gine, he pulled open the throttle.
The train had just begun to move
when the excursion crashed into the
rear, throwing passengers sprawling
on the door and seats. Fortunately,
the excursion was going at a com
paratively low rate of speed; Engineer
Rogers' action in moving the Charles
lou train prevented, the force of Im
pact being very much greater. Had
thc train remained stationary, thc
collision would i lave been much worse.
Engineer William P. Sullivan says
lie attempted to apply his brakes
when lie was three miles from Branch
ville, aud found that they would not
work. Then ho blew the alarm
whistle to warn the otllcials of danger.
Ile declares that he did all in his
power to bring the excursion to a
atop, when he found the track was
not clear, by throwing on thc reverse,
but his action was too late.
It was stated Wednesday morning
that tlic track was very slick from
thc rain and that there was nob suffi
cient air to work the brakes. En
dinner Sullivan discovered that his
brakes were not working when he was
three miles from thc depot and Ju
that distance could have slowed his
train by throwing off power.
Eleven were injured in the collision.
The only person who is seriously in
jured is Wells Pittman, colored, who
is receiving treatment at the city
hospital. The others arc: Dan Small,
A. N. Hampton, S. \V. Synder, R. II.
Wiggins, Spencer Hardy, J. J. Coles,
A. M. Foster, W. Grimsbad, ,T. C.
Jordan and a child of a Mrs. Culling.
The injured were immediately attend
ed at Branchville and Br. J. S. Wim
hcrlcy accompanied thc train to
The reason for the failure ot the ex
cursion engine's brakes io work hus
not yet been explained. r"'^'"^omo-.
c.' i.'s'on rests""will'lie'.determined as
soou as possible.
Passengers in the Charleston train
were seized wi til panic when the col
lision occurred and several jumped
from the platforms, fearing a disas
trous wreck. Conductor Myers calmed
the passengers who remained, and pre
vented them from acting rashly. He
was cool and collected and told them
lhere was ne further danger.
?Ind the excursion train been run
ning fast, it, would have proved a
ii-rrlblc disaster, .'...> person? in thc
Charleston train and the :t7;"i Ashe
ville execursionists would have been
in imminent peril of their ii ves. It is
claimed, however, that Sullivan was
nut, run ii i i ig faster tl ian seven miles
un hour. lOngincer Rogers' efforts to
move the Charleston train is deserv
ing bf commendation, as his action
prevented u'much worse impact when
thc engine came together with the
A Shocking Tragedy.
Willie tiring with a revolver at a
hog, which was eating up a brood of
young chickens at her home at (Juli
Point Kia., Wednesday afternoon,
Mrs. LouiseTideman accidentally shot
lind killed the little daughter of
William Douglass, a neighbor, the
bullet entering the back nf the head
ot' tlie little girl, passing through thc
brain. Tlie two houses occupied by
the. families arc distant about fifty
yards. In the rear of the Douglass
ht ?me thc children had constructed
them a play house ol' boards and can
vass, and they wen; playing in there
when the litte girl mot death. Tho
bullet passed through a board, enter
ing the back of the little girl's head.
Mrs. Tide man was not aware of the
fact that tlie children were in thc
play lieuse. When thc bullet struck
the little girl siie fell forward. Her
playmates, although hearing the
shots, did not know what laid occur
red until tho efforts to make her rise
The National Negro Baptist Con
vention met in Philadelphia, Pa., last
week. RCy. E. C. Morris, of Helena,
Ark., presided, and in lils annual ad
dress referred at considerable length
to prevailing crime and lynching: in
the course of his address ho said:
"Liet us consider that most of the
blood curdling outrages committed
against the pure womanhood of the
country are charged to members ( I'
our race. There is room to consider
whether or not wc have made sullicicnt
effort to restrain that clement that is
bringing such disgrace to the race, and
shame upon thc country. I nm sure
there is no sympa ty in the breast of
any true man for the wretch who has
fallen so low as to commit an outrage
against any woman." Dr. Morris was
re-elected president of tlie convention.
A dispatch from (?Hitman, (Ja.,says
quite a sensation has been created by
the disappearance of a yming man
Supposed to be Luther V. Smith. He
disappeared two weeks ago but the
facts have just been given out. When
last seen lie was in his room at his
boarding house. Ile had ordere:!
breakfast, but never came down to it.
Ile left his valise open and a letter ad
dressed to himself at Sycamore andan
un?ni.died letter to a young lady at
that, place. The letter has been for
warded to her.
SeiiHihlo 'l'aI lt.
Great Havoc Played With ^Vcesela
About the Delaware Capes.
DAMAGE TO ATLANTIC CITY.
Tho "Wind lleachctl a Velocity
ol* lOinlity miles an Hour
. uiul Rain Fell tn
A dispatch from Delaware Break
water says the Southern storm, which
had been coming up thc Atlantic
coast for R?verai days, struck thc Dela
ware capes carly Wednesday morning
with almost cyclonic .force and as a
result at least Uve lives were lost.
The storm lasted from '5 a. m.,' to 1
a. m. The wind reached a maximum
velocity of eighty miles an hour and
thc rain fell in torrents. Thc most
serious accident reported was that
which wrecked thc schooner Hattie
A. Marsh, whose captain, J. B. Me
hafiey, and four members of thc crew
were drowned. The Marsh hailed
from New London, Conn, and was
bound from Painters Point, Maine, for
Philadelphia, with a cargo of paving
stone. She was caught lu.the terrille
wind storm outside the new stone
breakwater. The captain tried to reach
the harbor of refuge, hut before bc
could do so the vessel bad to anchor
and try to ride the storm. . Her anch
ors,, however, did not hold, and the
schooner, with her dead weight of
stone, was dashed upon the rocks of
thc harbor refuge. The steam pilot
boat Philadelphia went to the rescue,
but only suceeeded in saving Mate
Norman Campbell and one seaman.
In the old harbor, southwest of the
maritime reporting station, three
schooners dragged their anchors and
collided. They were the Emily F.
Northam, Adeline Townsend and Sea
Hird, Thc Sea Bird, which was a
two-masted vessel, sank, and lier
crew was rescued and landed on the
point of Cape Henlopen. The men
were cared for at the life saving sta
tion. The Northam had her jibboom
carried away and her yawl stove. The
Townsend lost her head gear and jib
Tue barges Elmwood, Gilberton and
Kalmia, laden with coal from Phila
delphia for Eastern points, were sunk
in Delaware Bay', westward of the
Brown Shoal. Their crews were res-:
cued by thc tug Tamaqua, which was
towing the barges. The tug Spartan,
which was towing the coal barges, is
reported to .have sunk. There are no
tidi tigs of the Spar tan's crew Zrl^'^i"
Ah unknown bark is aiicnoreu orr
Ocean City, Md., with distress signals
in heVrigging. The pilot boat Phila
delphia has gone to her assistance.
Considerable money damage was
done to the breakwater. The harbor
of reTuge, east end light and the day
mark on the breakwater were carried
Thc fury of the storm was also felt
at Lewes,.near here. Many trees were
blown down and chimneys damaged.
The smokestack of the city power
house fell and considerably damaged
ATLANTIC CITY IIAKO HIT.
A dispatch from Atlantic City, N.
J.j says the storm which hit the coast
early Thuasday morning was one of
of the severest experienced for a long
time. The wind blew with hurricane
force, and while it lasted kept up a
speed of seventy miles an hour. The
storm was terrifying to a degree, but
thc damage was notas great as was
al lirst believed. A conservative
guess places tho entire damage at
*2?,ooo or $:io,ooo. The telegraph
and t?l?phone lines leading out Of the
city are down, and the fact that the
city was cut oil* from connection with
outside world started wild rumors
that tuc great resort had been entire
ly swept away. The first train in
from Philadelphia and other points
brought down excited relatives and
friends, who were anxious about the
welfare of their love ones who found
thom well and happy and telling
amusing stories about the freaks of
Great damage was done along thc
board walk, where the one-story
pavilllons suffered to a considerable
extent. The storm's lirst attack was
made on the McClay apartment build
ing at Paul lie and South Carolina
avenues. The roof was more than
ball* torn ott, entailing a loss of $2,
20?. Tlie oilier largest damage was
(Urie at the Hotel Strand, situated on
Pennsylvania avenue cluse to thc
beach. This hotel's handsome brick
and frame porch was completely rip
ped out and demolished by thc wind.
Outside of these, places, the damage
consisted of broken plate glass win
dows, tin roufs curled up, awnings
blown down and trees uprooted, while
in the inlet district, at thc upper end
Of the city, a number of boats were
lorn from their moorings and several
boat houses were blown over.
When thc roof of the McClay build
ing was blown ol? the lilly or more
families in the house were thrown in
to a panic. They were quickly pacill
ed however, and ail left thc building.
One sick hui, John Flanagan, snf
fereing from fever, was hurried to a
Young's pier was slightly damaged.
Thc territory In thc vicinity of thc
pier was made dangerous by (lying;
glass. Big bulk windows gave way
under pressure of thc storm, and
pieces or the glass (lew in all direc
tion. At this point, Dr. Richard Pan
coast, aged 70 years, of Philadelphia,
was blown down by thc wind on the
board walk and his hip was fractured.
Ile was hurried to the city hospital.
Among the hotels whose roofs
were damaged by thc storm were the
Marlborough, Metropolitan, Kuenhles,
Kenilworth and Richmond. None
were very seriously damaged.
Railroad trains left on schedule
time and a large number or timid
visitors hurriedly left town. Thc 2
o'clock express was thc longest train
out of the eily this season.
I 1' ..FIFTEKN 8I?AMI5N LOST. ;
.Atlispatcli from Damarasoatta, Ne.,
saytjjiifteerj man lost tbelr lives In the
vlolilbt cale wlilch raged o?r 'tho coast
dprlpii. the night. The Gloucester
miicfe'erel seining schooner George F.
Edriiunds, lh command of Capt. Wm.
P.< Poole, tlie owner, struck on the
eastern . fslde of Pr maquld Point and
wapwinashed to pieces. Fourteen of
tlie crew of Hi men perished lu the
breakers. The schooner Sadie and
Lillian, Capt. Hardy, of Prospect,
bound from Prospect bay to Heston,
struck on the western side of Fema
quldiPoint and had her bottom knock
ed out on the rocks. Capt. Hardy was
drowned, but his crew of two men
were rescued. The Gloucester schoorir
er' (which had been tlsbing. oil the
coast, missed her bearings and run
nlog^too near thc point olT Peiruupild
Btriick - on tho eastern side and was
battered' to pieces. Successive at
tombts were made to launch the small
boote. Several of thc dories were
smashed to pieces or washed away.
I^inally live men successfully gut a
boat launched and climbed into it, but
be*rvre they could reach land a treracn
doi?jl sea overturned the frail craft.
Three men were drowned but a giant
wave caught up the. other two and
swept them ashore, of the entire
crew of 10 men, tbese two were the
HAD A FIGHT.
Kev. Sani Jones und a l'ont m un tor
' Pounds Undi Other.
.Barn Jones, the sensational Georgia
preacher, had a list tight Thursday
w^th the postmaster of Carterville,
Gif.., Walter Akerman. According to
a dispatch to thc Savannah Morning
"News, the ditlleulty arose over re
marks made by Mr. Jones at his
tabernacle during his meeting. Mr.
Jones denounced Mr. Akerman lori
selling wine and threatened to report
hlrri to President Roosevelt if he did
not- stop. Mr. Jones said be had
rather bave a decent negro to hand
out" his mall than to have a white
man for postmaster who was engaged
ID dealing out damnation to boys and
i he poor negroes in that community.
Mr. Jones called at thc p .??lolllee
Thursday morning and asked Mr.
Akerman If he would stop selling
wiue. Mr. Akerman agreed to do so,
except when needed for medicinal
purposes. Later on Mr. Akerman
met Mr. Jones and told lil tn he under
stood that be had called bim a "dirty
d?g," and other bad names, which be
did not propose to put up with. With
these words Mr. Akerman blt Mr.
Jones in thc mouth. Mr. Jones re
t f ped the lick on Mr. Akerman's eye.
.^s interferrcd and separated
mes denies that he called Mr.
h a d?rty'?dog; Ile^sai?: '
?AVtc.rsvIlic let" these dirty dogs sell
thelr.'wlnc from year to year and ruin
our ?hlldren?" When asked if he was
hurt, Mr. Jones replied that "thc
only, thing about ?iitn that was sure
was his fist."
Convict od nra Clinic ol' Which lie
Was Innocent. o
The Augusta Chronicle says Fred
W. Moon:, a prosp?rons merchant and
planter living at Vea/.cy, Ga., shut
himself Tuesday night with suicide
intent. Ile died Wednesday at noon.
Moore was indicted by the last
grand jury for gross immorality. Tile
prosecutor in the case is Moore's half
niece. Miss Annie Moore. Ile was
tried there Tuesday and found guilty.
Sentence was suspended until Wednes
Moore went home Tuesday night in
a very despondent mood lind shut him
self as above stated.
Moore bore an excellent reputation
until th's misfortune. Ile was 4f>
years of age and was widower, his wife
haVing died the early part of the
year. He bas a brother in Atlanta.
His attorney, Colonel James Davison,
made thc following statement Wed
"I ara sbocked at the intelligence.
When Moore left me Tuesday night 1
assured bim that on two distinct
grounds of error in thc trial bc would
ba granted a new trial. The public
should not take this rash act as con
clusive evidence of guilt. The facts
at the trial showed that thc prosecu
tor, wbo was Moore's half niece, had
lirst had another man arrested for
the crime; and latter dismissed that
warrant and had Moore arrested."
Ile wrote two letters, one to bis
brother in Atlanta,, which bas not
been opened thc other one to his ne
phew, wbo clerked for him. The last
letter read as follows:
"I ara innocent of thc Charge.
Some of ray people and some of my
neighbors thought me guilty. My
conscience is clear. I am innocent.
This is my last good by .
Dying of Starvation.
If thc reports be true there arc ?(0
prospectors dying of starvation at
Rash Cape, Rehrlng sea. Ole John
sen4, a Dane, member of the crew of
the Danish ship Muhacnz, just arrived
at Seattle from Alaska, has made
formal charges against the captain of
the ship for having bnndnncd a man
named Nelson. Dane, and 2!) others
.on thc icy shore of Bast Cape. Ile has
also wrltcn to the secretary of state
giving': full details of the captain's
terrible deed and asking for a relief
ship to be sent at once to thc rescue
of thc suffering men. One of the
men thus abandoned is Philip McLean,
or Chicago. The ship will be held
until the charge ls investigated.
.A Fat ul Wreck.
Freight train T?o. 2li with an engine
and caboose was wreeked on thc Sea
board Air Line live miles west of
Madison, Flu., Thursday night, kill-1
lng Instantly T). W.' Southwell of
Jacksonville, and thc Ore man, whose
name cannot yet bc learned. The
wreck was caused by a washout.
A SHERIFF IN TROUBLE.
Charged With Murder but RofusoB
tu Relinquish His Ofllco.
A peculiar state of a Hai ra exist in
Saluda, according to a letter written
by Jacob .Gibson;-the coroner, to Gov.
Ileyward.iPridfiiy. Gibson's letter
says t hat toe sheri IT of Saluda county
is now' under arrest, charged with thc
crime of murder, yet he refuses to re
linquish his olllce to the coroner, who
believes that he is empowered to act
in such cases.
The question ls one which has
never been raised before, and the gov
ernor naturally is not familiar with
thc course to be pursued in such a
contingency. He will submit thc
question to the attorney general who
will advise him of his powers in thc
matter of the removal from offley of
' Sherllf Rhoden who is now out under
a bond for 3*1,000.
The corouer's letter to the governor
is as follows:
"Lust week I ofllcially notiticd vou
by wire that the sheri ir of this county
was under arrest charged with the
crime of murder and that he refused
to turn over his oitlce to me as com
missioner and asked for directions.
"I received your reply that you had
not been ollicially notilied and that
nothing was in your olllce for you u>
"I now make oilloial notification of
, the a (Tai rs:
I "On Saturday night, Sept. 5, 1003,
Robert G ranch, a negro was shot on
the public street in the town ot
Saluda, and after inquisition by rae
as coroner, the jury returned a ver
dict that the negro came to his death
by a gunshot. wound in the hands of
W. VJ. lthoden and Mat Berry.
Whereupon I caused the said Rh?den
und Berry to be arrested and commit
ted them to custody. In pursuance
to the law I demanded that the otllee
of sheriff be turned over to me, but
the shelia' refused, and ordered me
from the jail, where he refused to be
locked up, and discharged his jailer,
who is my son, and appointed another
jailer, from whom 1 took a receipt for
tlie twu prisoners.
"Tlic jailer has moved out of the
jail and there is no one legally in
charge of the affairs of that ottioe.
The sTieriff has since been released
I from custody under habeas corpus
? proceedings, and still continues to dis
charge the duties of sheriff, which in
my (minion ls contrary to the law. 1
wish that you would advise me in the
premises as I have a prisoner that
must be delivered and put in custody."
A thorough investigation of the
I affair will of course be necessary be
fore the governor can act. The at
torney general said Friday afternoon
that he would take the matter up us
soon us possible but that his time was
very, much occupied by other matters
. .t,-'fl'"Ki^n. "?"D?"a~uiu ui vender
-^wr i^terVbefor^ ?iiiRz.
The prime question is whether or
not the sheriff should, be removed
j from otllce and by what means and R
is along this line that the attorney
general will advise Gov. Hey ward.
I The State.
PIERCED BY A BWORDFISH.
A Fishing Schooner'Nearly Sunk by
th? Leak it Mmlo.
Tho fishing schooner Actor, Capt.
Krank Nowell, caine pretty near mak
ing a large and roomy collin for Its
crew of eight men as a result ol' a re
cant encounter with a big sword tish a
few days ago off the Georges Hank,
lt happened that the Actor, howling
along with full sail and a fair wind,
caught the eye of a monster, sword tish.
Knowing that he could never touch
the vessel if it once got by, lie Imme
diately determined on a "mass play,"
and putting spurs to his tins he met
the schooner head on.
The feelings of the crew may bet
ter bo imagined than described when
the vessel came LO an abrupt stop and
they found themselves on the deck
wrestling with tables, hatch covers,
belaying pins and what not. Exami
nation showed the sword tish glued to
the side of the vessel while at least a
foot of tlie sword had penetrated the
planks. This the captain cut off and
put in his cabin, and, declaring it a
good joke, he returned to his wheel.
Hilt he soon noticed that his trusty
vessel, of which he was so proud, was
playing tricks with him.
She seemed to settle and drag, and
once iii a while the bow would plunge
into a large wave and Capt. Nowell
would make a bet with himself that
she'd never rise again. Siic did,
though, and soon the crew discovered
the leakage through the rent in the
ship's side and got to work on thc
pumps. They pumped constantly all
the way to Heston, where the vessel
discharged Its small cargo of tish and
then was headed for Gloucester for re
pairs.-Boston Haily Advertiser.
On the Main Street.
William Williams, colored, was
lynched at Centreville, Miss., on Main
street Tuesday by a mob of several
hundred people. Williams, who was
labor agent, has been here several days
employing negroes for contractors in
other sections of tlie State and it is
alleged that lie enticed several em
ployes to leave. James H. Germany
remonstrated -with him about bis con
duct. A quarrel followed arid Wil
liams drew a revolver and shot Ger
many dead. The negro attempted to
escape, but a mob was quickly on his
heels and thc negro was captured and
siiot to death. 1
A Woman's Vengeance. '
Governor Terrell of Georgia has in
creased tlie reward olfered for George
Bundrick, of Dooly county, from $150
to $250. Bundrick ls wanted for the
murder of John Sh render, last
September. He and Andrew Hundrick
tired upon Shrouder and his wife as
tiley were passing along the road in a
buggy. Shrouder was killed and his'
wife was seriously injured. Andrew
H. Hundrlck has been convicted.
George has not been arrested* Mrs.
Shrouder has set out to avenge the
death nf her husband.
GARY WILL PRESIDE.
Appointed Trial <TU<1RO for Xoxington
Court to Take Townsond'n Placo.
. Chief Justice Pope Thursday re
scinded the order assigning Judge
Townsend to preside ab the Lexing
ton tenn of court, at which James II.
Tillman will be tried fur murder. On
petition of members of the Lexington
bar he has appointed Frank B. Gary,
of Abbeville, to be trial judge. Unless"
there are unexpected developments
the Tillman case will come up next
The appointment of Mr. Gary will
undoubtedly end a controversy which
threatened to bc bitter. When Judge
Gage, who Was scheduled to be In
Lexington, was taken ill ten days ago
lie notified the chief justice, and lt
was then that. Judge Townsend was
named to act in his place. Objection
was raised to this, ho wo ver, by So
licitor Thurmond, who contended that
inasmuch as Judge Townsend was due
in Winnsboro on September 21, it
would not bc legal fur hlinto be trans
ferred to- Lexington. The statement
was made that there was no other
than a technical objection to thc
Townsend appointment, and it was
intimated that if he served counsel
would have an opportunity to seek a
new trial lu the event of a verdict.
So much importance is centered in
the Tillman trial that lt is deemed
best to prevent any serious difficulties
In advance. There can be no possible
dissatisfaction with the selection of
Mr. Gary, lie is an able lawyer and
is a broad minded man, who will be
fair to all the interests concerned.
Practically all arrangements have
been made for the trial but it is nut
known positively whether it will go
on without delay.
The information that the Gary ap
pointment liad been made was receiv
ed by Col. P. H. Nelson Thursday in
the following telegram from Flat
lvP. II. Nelson, Columbia, S. 0.
,;I have rescinded thc order assign
ing Judge Townsend til hold thc court
for Lexington county.
"Y. J. Pope."
lt was unknown herc that the Lex
ington bar had taken any action in
the matter, but they were doubtless
of the same opinlun. Other lawyers
hold that the issues heard before
.ludg- Townsend under tue circum
stances would be jeopardized.
Mr. Gary is well known throughout
the state, having been speaker of the
house of representatives for several
terms. His stmding asa lawyer is
high, and his appointment will likely
prove.acceptable to all concerned. It
is not known that there will be any
reason advanced why the trial of
James Tillman shall not proceed, and
that is.the principal case Qf interest
J&bejjl?ftrd by,?ho com;t...
THE PRESIDENT'S PISTOL"
Mr. RooHOvelt Never Goes In Public
A New York dispatcliTiO Thc Wash
ington Post says: When President
Ruosevelt jumped to the wharf at
Ellis Island from the immigration
cutter H. P. Chamberlain Friday
afternoon, and ran forward to shake
hands with Commissioner General
Frank P. Sargent, a gust of wind
caught Ure skirts of his frock coat and
whirled them against the back of his
Those standing bellina the President
saw a sight that evoked much com
ment. Sticking out of his right hand
bip pocket was thc handle of a
revolver. One of the secret service
men quickly restored the skirts of the
President's coat to their proper place,
but the momentary glimpse tho
spectators had conviced those familiar
with such matters that the handle in
dicated a weapon of heavy caliber.
Tliose unfamiliar with thc Presi
den t's oust-un wondered why he should
go armed when ona commission so
peacctul as au inspection of Ellis Is
land, lt was explained by one of thc
secret service men, however, that the
President invariably carries a revolver
wiien lie goes to a public place.
The President luis carried a pistol
ever since lie took thc oath ol' office,
after thc assassination of McKinley.
Ile has the greatest faitli lu the
ability of the dozen or more of secret
service agents who guard him, hut
prefers to be armed himself in case or
emergency. His most intimate friends
have known of Iiis pract ice ol'carrying
a six-shooter, but some of the. secret
service men looked surprised when
tliey saw the handle protruding from
tile President's pocket Friday.
A StruiiKC Find.
Graders on the-Sunset boulevard
just outside Los Angeles, Col., have
turned up a peck of spurious coln.
Thc coin had apparently bean buried
many years. All the spurious coins
were five and ten-dollar pieces. About,
eleven years ago the house situated
on the land where thc bogus money
was turned up was rented lo a party
of Italians whom subsequent events
identified as members ot a band ul'
counterfeiters known as thcTriganni
gang. The men were spotted by the
pol iee and the entire band of four
captured, tried and sentenced to ten
years in prison. They served thc
sentences and were liberated.
The Mayor Skipped.
Benjamin .1. Ogden mayor and lead
ing lawyer ot Kuy port, N. J., has dis
appeared, leaving debts of 3100.000
and small assets. He had numerous
large trusts estates for thc settle
ments. Ogden was largely interested
In a cutlery factory in Keypurt and
sank thousands of dollars in lt. Ogden
was thc leader of tho Republican par
ty in that section. There is no clue
to Ogden's whereabouts, j
Ai tho liust Montent.
Cicero Webb, a negro, who was to
have been hanged at Selma, Ala.,
Thursday for the murder of lils wiro,
was saved from death as he was step
ping upon the scaffold. A telegram
announced that Gov. Jelks had com- j
muted the sentence to imprisonment I
HOW IS THIS?
Chief Justice Pope Was Misinformed
by Some Ono.
WAS FALSELY LED TO BELIEVE
That tho Bar of Winnsboro, Hold
Opposite Views to What tho
Gent lenten Composion it
A special dispatch from Wlnnsboro
to Thc State says: The members of
tim Winnsboro bar whom I saw Tues-, ^.'...f
day morning -and 1 saw a majority
of the active members of the bar^1- :*\ >
were all surprised at the statement
published from Spartanburg that tho
Winnsboro bar had petitioned Justice. V
Pope for the postponement of tho
regular term, and the appointment of
a special term. They were all unani
mous in the statement that no such
pei ?Lion had been sent, and on the
cou tra ry were emphatic in their state--- ;
mont that the majority, If not all of.
the members of the bar or Winnsboro
not ouly did not want the regular /
terra postponed, but they wished it
held, and wished it held by Judge
Townsend and noone else. As ono
of the older members expressed it there
was more work on the docket than
could be disposed of tu the regular '
term, and lt would probably be neces
sary to have a special term to finish
the jury cases, much less the equity
cases, and he was sure that a special .
tenn would be necessary to finish the
equity casca at least.
Senator ltagsdale practically ex
presses the opinion of thu entire b?-r,
with possibly one or two exceptions,
in the following statement: '
"I think the statement in Tues
day's State is based ou a misconcep
tion of the action of the WiDnsb?ro
bar in so far as it has taken any ac-_.._
Lion at all, I understandtbatthe bar,
or a majori ty^f the members of the
bar, at least, desire that" the regular
term of court be bad here. "We may
also lind it necessary to have a special
term, but wc would like to have tho
regular terra also. If the regular term '
is held, I do not think that it would
be competent for any other judge
than Judge Townsend to hold it. I
do not think that the assignment of
Judge Townsend to the Lexington
court makes such a 'disability'. to
pre-ldc herc, as is contemplated by
thc statute. In other words I do not
think that Judge Townsend is eligible
under the statute to the appointment
to hold the Lexington court."
The real status of the situation,
given as nearly as possible.in the com
posite language of several members oN.
the;bar,4s that thi bar was put into .
?a"-' state'- of -uncertainty by.^the^ao-^
noune'ement last week that Judge ".?
Townsend had been appointed to hold
court in Lexington instead ot judge
Gage, They knew that Judge Town- -;
send was schedulcd-ln. accordance; with
the provisions of tho constitution and:,
sat?t?law to hold court in Wjnnsboro,
at the same time that court was to bo
held in Lexington. They were aware
of the constitutional objections to any
other than the present Judge of their
circuit holding court in "Winnsboro,
when the judge of that circuit, Judge
Townsend, was able to act. They
were aware that neither Justice Pope
nor- any other authority could post
pone, or call off a regular term of court
that thc court would have to be op/en
ed each day by the clerk and adjourn
ed hom day today fjr two weeks even
in the absence of the judge of the cir
cuit, or that the Judge ot the.
circuit would have to open court
himself and adjourn sine nie. Hence
ab a meeting of the bar held
;Utme days ugo, with this know
ledge and with the matter of Judge
Townsend's appointment to Lexing
ton not yet absolutely settled, the.bar
simply decided to await developments,
and took no action. Hut as stated
iibove by Senator Ragsdale, and by
others to mc personally, there was
the evident desire on the part of^t.i- ''
majority "of the members of tb'
that the regular term be hz'
that it be held by rv
J udge Townsend f>'
The members of"
I talked were ut a"
how the impression had
cd to Justice Pope that they desired uT
postponement of thc regular term, as .
the only communication any of them
had with lil m was a personal letter of
inquiry from Mr. J. E. McDonald, Mr.
McDonald did not have a copy of his
letter, which he said, however, he
would be glad to have published. He
had inquired of Justice Pope as to the
assignment of Judge Townsend to
Lexington, and had stated that if
Judge Townsend was not to cometo
Winnsboro for the regular term, that
no one else be sent, but a special term
Lc held the third Monday in October.
At St. Louis "Wednesday grieving
over tho death of "bis wife, the', riews
of which came byla telegram?-wn.ieh
reached him three days after her de
mise, Herman Stockwell Hatcher,
aged 40, shot and killed himself in a
room lit the Planters hotel about noon
Tuesday. Mr. Hatcher was a.clerk in
the olllce of Walter B, Stevens, sec
retary of thc Louisiana Purchase Ex
position company. A few years ago he
was reading clerk of tho house 01 rep
resentatives in Washington, D. C.,
his wife's former homo. Mrs. Hatch
er at the time of her death was corres
ponding secretary general of the
Daughters of tho American ltovolu
After being mourned as dead by
parents and (rleuds ror thirteen years,
Walter Fr izeo, a former resident of
Scotch Plains, ??. J., has returned to
hat village, nis aged "mother was
. vercomc >v;th joy and swooned. When
1 razee disappeared tho woods and
If? ods Wi.e scoured in vain and ho
vas givii up as dead. Ile says he
v as inspired t J run away by stories of
rdvenbi.c an J traveled allover tho