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"DO THOU LIBERTY GBE?T. INSPIRE OUR SOULS ANO MAN
OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY, OB OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN 'TUY CAUSE."
BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., PM SEPTEMBER,25, 1903.
A FIERY SPEECH
On tho Race Issue by Senater Till
WAS APPLAUDED TO THE ECHO.
He Said Political Equality 1er ibo
Negro- ATcaiiH Social Kqullty,
and Social Kq ual it y means
"Political equality for the negro
means soci ni equality and social equal
ity means mongrel i zation," said Sena
tor Benjamin lt. Tillman, of South
Carolina, In an impassioned declara
tion at the Miller Walker hall Wed
nesday night, and thc audience ap
plauded the utterance to thc 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 thc North
Like the surgeon who would put
the knife to the sore, rather than gloss
lt 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
ah Imperious race, and whenever this
vote-buying was engaged In, it always
tended to lower the standard of the
Augusta was jot the only city, he
said, 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 the race problem was
to repeal the fifteenth amendment.
nOI'E IN MIDDLE CLASS.
In the discussion of this question
with Senator. Burton of Kansas, in the
Northwest, he said these plain utter
'""'.zes.o'f his received as much applause
'as Senator Burton's, when he told
them these plain truths, and that he
could tell from the 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.
H? declared he had found three
classes ot people in the North con
cerning this race problem. There
.were the natural South haters, whg
- .nprr^?? .zs r^J-oW'-T---jMUWife.,
y VdTc?uld ccime.o?t of Dixie, but t??t
fuis was a very small class numerical
ly. The second class constituted the
politicians, who had seen the Republi
can party nourish 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 tills class that the South
must make its appeal for the repeal of
the fifteenth amendment.
TUUNING TA II LICS ON AUGUSTA.
Senator Tillman began his address,
which be said was liol a lecture, hy
telling of bis early association with
7 Augusta. He was born only thirteen
miles from thc city, and lived there a
plain farmer Until rourtcen years ago.
During all that time he was herc
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 bad of
ten paid to hear others talk in Augusta
and now lie was glad to make Augus
tans pay to hear him.
After this prelude he brandied oir
in off-hand style in his subject.
He first began discussing the race
problem in the North live years ago
when tlie students of the Michigan
university Invited him to discuss the
"Race Problem in thc South."
He took delight in telling the peo
ple at the North that this race prob
lem seemed to bc of their own making.
They poked their hands Iii this prob
lem along in 1858 and prior, a."J then
poked their bayonctts in from '(il to
'(15, and later thrust themselves In lt
again in 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 tlie nemo to uplirt him, lie
would tell them "To bell with such
TALK ON LYNCHING.
Senator Tillman spoke at some
length upon the lynching phase ot
tlie question, and said that bc was
not willing to stop lynchings on thc
idea that assaults would decrease, and
wanted to know who did.
He had said when he 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 girl of sixteen
was going along a country road skirted
on either side by a thick woori, and
there should'hc lurking on the one side
a wild tiger escaped from some me
nagerie, and on tlie other a brutal ne
gro with fiendish intent, and it WM
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. The negro
brute guilty of 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.
OKI KS OO 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 of the
house. Tlie senator closed in a live
minutes' 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 sons
who would soo that her reputation wus
kept olean and untarnished. They
must repeal, as they had virtually
annulled, the fifteenth amendment,
and wo of thc 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 liku South
Carolina, then this negro bartering in
elections would would become Yery
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
Bainbridge, where he is engaged to
lecture on this sume topic. There
were quite a number of ladies out to
ber the speaker.-Augusta Chronicle.
DOWIE BEADY TO INVADE EAST.
Plans Completo for Salvation ol" Now
York by Elijah ll.
In about a month John Alexander
Duwle's "Restoration Host" will leave
Zion City to begin its campaign for
the salvation of New York. The in
vasion or thc East by the followers of
"Klljah ll" contemplates incursions
into Philadelphia and Boston, but at
present it is against Die ungodliness of
New York that thc main strength of
the host will bo hurled.
Ten special trains have been chart
ered by the general overseer, and in
these the invaders will embark leaving
Zion City October 14 and arriving in
New York two days later. Two of the
trains are routed to pass through
Philadelphia some time on October Ki.
They will go over thc Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad by way ol' Washington.
The other eight trains are scheuled
to pass by Niagara Falls, where it is
purposed to hold a ticmeudous meet
ing at the gate of the enemy's cou D'
try, so to speaak.
Dowie himself, with his wife, son
and bodv guard, will travel ou tho
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
tho. whole procession.
Meanwhile the man who says he has
inherited the mantel of Elijah is ex
tremely optimistic and very busy.
Through the coming month even his
tremendous energies will bc taxed in
preparing for the movement of his
host, and, aside from thc practical de
tails, he is laboring to got his followers
into thorough accord with the work
Iahead of them. This entails much
tutelage and the inculcation of many
precepts. In his latest lesson, deliver
ora.tliafc.tnAy.would; lind?la*city, cn
Manhattan Island far more wicked
"Remember," be said, "that, al
though New York has a large average
church attendance, it is riot regular,
for the average New Yorker is with
out religious concern and ungodliness
is rife on every side.
"But remember also that thc peo
ple o? New York are Intelligent. Re
member that thc average New Yoi kel
ls a person of strong character, with
sturdy instincts and strong retentive
powers. New York is the imperial
city ol'thc United States. Approach
it with respect.
"Do not talk too much.
"Do not argue any questions.
"Do not do as you please, but obey
"Do not talk about things you do
Nerved illili Right.
Judge Clarence .1. Campbell, the
.Judge who got down ntl'the bench to
cowhide a preacher, has been defeated
for thc Virginia general assembly in a
race which he made for "vindication."
It will be remembered that Campbell
resented articles published by the Rev.
Dr. Crawford, the lield 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 ot' his ?nice by
thc general assembly. Ile determined
to try his strength before tho people
by becoming a candidate for tho house
and both he and his entire ticket for
county olllces were badly defeated.
Sheriff Heard, whom Campbell and his
friends are said to have fought with
especial bitterness, headed the oppo
sition ticket. The result is very much
to the credit of Amherst county and
Ten Thousand Viet lina.
The Turks have destroyed tile
town of Kastoria, Macedonia, and
have massacred the population. The
report of a massacre at Kastoria
comes from sources admitting of little
doubt though the details are lacking.
It was received with thc gravest con
cern by the officials here. The popula
tion of Kastoria numbers about 10,000
persons, and the massacre of such a
number In one place. If the report is
true, exceeds anything which has yet
aeon r red in Macedonia. At the present
critical moment, when popularfeel
ing is intense, the elTcut of the report
of sud: stupendous slaughter may be
most serious. The press is assuming
a bellicose tone. Thc Dnevnlk to
night complains that thu govern
ment's partial mobilization of three
division ls utterly inad?quate and
urges the immediate mobilization of
the whole Bulgarian army.
A North Carolina Tragedy.
As the result of an alleged ?iItera
tion by Russell Sherri ll, a young man
of prominent family, and Thomas arid
dial. White, well known business
men of Concord, N. 0., Sherrin was
shot and killed at his home in Rowan
county early Thursday morning by
the two Whites. It is stated that
Sherrin had been approached by thc
two Whites, who asked Sherill to
grant certain apologies. Thursday
morning they culled ou Sherri!! and
repeated their request and upon his
refusal, thu Whites opened tire, mor
tally wounding Sherrin, who died in a
few minutes. Tho whites surrendered
to thc authorities.
AIRBRAKES AT FAULT.
A Terrible Wreck nt Branchville
Very Narrowly Averted.
"What might have- been a serious
wreck on the Southern railway at
Branchville Tuesday Dight of last
week was averted by the coolness of
Engineer Rogers of a work train. Tlie
regular train to Charleston, No. ?4,
was on thc main track while thc en
gineer and conductor were receiving
Instructions from the otllce, and the
Augusta train was also at the station.
The excursion from Asheville was
running as the second section of No.
14, and was ten minutes behind it.
For some reason, tho brakes of the
special refused to work, and there was
imminent danger of a dreadful col
lision, and actually a serious bump.
The Charleston Post says: When
the excursion train, which had been
blowing the alarm signal, was within
100 yards of the regular train, En
gineer Rogers realized thc peril, and,
leaping into the cab of No. li's en
gine, he pulled open the throttle.
The train had just begun to move
when thc excursion crashed Into tlie
rear, throwing passengers sprawling
on the door and seats. Fortunately,
the excursion was going at a com
paratively low rate of speed. Engineer
Bogers' action in moving thc Charles
ton train prevented thc force of Im
pact being very much greater. Had
thc train remained stationary, the
collision would have been much worse.
Engineer William P. Sullivan says
he attempted to apply his brakes
when bc was three miles from Branch
ville, and fouud that they would not
work'. Then he blew the alarm
whistle to warn the olllcialsof danger.
Ile declares that he did all in his
power to bring the excursion to a
stop, wlien he found the track was
not clear, by throwing on the reverse,
but his action was too late.
It was stilted Wednesday morning
that tlie track was very slick from
the rain and that there was notsulli
cient air to work the brakes. En
gl oner Sullivan discovered that his
brakes were not working when he was
three miles from thc depot and .j_n
that distance could have slowed his
train by throwing off power.
Eleven were injured iu the collision.
Thc only person who is seriously in
jured is Wells Pittman, colored, who
is receiving treatment at the city
hospital. The others are: Dan Small,
A. N. Hampton, S, W. Synder, lt. El.
Wiggins, Spencer Hardy, J. J. Coles,
A. M. Foster, W. Grimsbad, .1. C.
Fordan and a child of a Mrs. Culling.
Thc injured were immediately attend
ed at Branchville and Dr. J. S. Wim
berley accompanied tho train to
The reason for the failure ot the ex
cursion engine's brakes t.o work has
not yet been, explained. ^^^^?^
collision rests" will be ^determined as
soon as possible. ?>
Passengers in the Charleston train
were seized with panic when the col
lision occurred and several jumped
from thc 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
there was no further danger.
Had the excursion train been run
ning fast, lt would "have proved a
terribta disaster, :is person*: iii tin*
Charleston train and thc :!7f> Ashe
ville execursionisls would have been
in imminent peril of their iives. lt is
claimed, however, that Stillivan was
not running faster titan seven miles
an hour. IOngineer Bogers' efforts to
move the Chufles ton train is deserv
ing of commendation, as his action
prevented a" much worse impact when
the engine came together with thc
A Shocking Triifredy.
While tiring with a revolver at a
bog, which was ealing up a brood of
young chickens at her home at ( Juli
Point Fla., Wednesday afternoon,
Mrs. Louise Tid?ih?ii accidentally shot
and killed the little daughter of
William Douglass, a neighbor, the
bullet entering the back nf the head
bf thc little girl, passing through the
brain. Thc two houses occupied by
thc families arc distant about lifty
yards. In tlie rear of the Douglass
home thc children had constructed
them a play house of boards ami can
vass, and they wen: playing in there
when the litte girl met death. Thc
bullet passed throuuh a board, enter
ing thc back ol' thc little girl's head.
Mrs. Tidcinan was not aware of thc
fact that thc children were in tho
play house. When tho bullet struck
the little girl she fell forward. lier
playmates, although hearing the
shots, did not know what bad occur
red until tlie efforts to make her rise
The National Negro Itaptist Con
vention met in Philadelphia, Pa., last
week. Hov. E. C. Morris, of Helena,
Ark., presided, and in bis annual ad
dress referred at considerable length
to prevailing crime and lynching: In
thc course of bis address bc said:
"Lotus consider that most of thc
blood curdling outrages committed
against thc pure womanhood of the
country are charged to members ( f
our race. There is room to consider
whether or not we have" made SUlllcicnt
effort lo restrain that element that is
bringing such disgrace to the race and
shame upon the country. I am sure
there is no sympaty in the breast of
any true man for thc wretch who has
fallen so low as to commit an outrage
against any woman." Dr. Morris was
re-elected president of tlie convention.
S liddell I y Disappeared.
A dispatch iroin (?Hitman, (Ja., says
quito a sensation lias been created by
thc disappearance of a young man
supposed to be Luther V. Smith. He
disappeared two weeks ago but thc
facts have just been given out. When
last soon bc 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 and an
un Unbilled letter to a young lady at
that place. Thc letter has been for
warded to her.
Great Havoc Played With -'Veeaelu
About the Delaware Capes.
DAMAGE TO ATLANTIC CITY.
The Wind Kcachod a Velocity
oi* Eighty Allies an Hutu*
. and Hain Fell in
A dispatch from Delaware Break
water says the Southern storm, which
bad been coming up the Atlantic
coast for several days, struck the Dela
ware capes early Wednesday morning
with almost cyclonic .force and as a
result ab least tive lives were lost.
The storm lasted from ila. m.,'to 7
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 the schooner Hattie
A. Marsh, whose captain, J. B. Me
hailey, and four members of the 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 lie
could do so the vessel had to anchor
and try to ride tho storm. . Her anch
ors, however, did not hold, aad thc
schooner, with her dead weight of
stone, wits dashed upon the rocks of
the harbor refuge. The steam pilot
heat Philadelphia went to the rescue,
but only succeeded in saying Mate
Norman Campbell and one seaman.
lu thc old harbor, southwest of the
maritime reporting station, three
schooners dragged their anchors and
collided. They were the Emily h\
Northam, Adeline Townsend and Sea
bird. The Sea hird, which was a
two-masted vessel, sank, and her
crew was rescued and landed on the
point of Cape Ilcnlopcn. Thc men
were cared for at the life saving sta
tion. The Northam had her jibboom
carried away and lier yawl stove. The
Townsend lost her head gear and jib
j Tuc barges Elmwood, Gilberton and
Kalmia, laden with coal from Phila
delphia for Eastern points, were sunk
Lib Delaware bay', westward of the
Brown Shoal. Their crews were res
cued by the tug Tamaqua, which was
towing the barges. The tug Spartan,
which was towing the coal barges, is
reported to have sunk. There are.po.
tidings of thoSpartah's crew
'tfh??"ia:*?TTt*? t.hah.r.Ui-rto ,.?-,i..w-?2?
Ah unknown-.bark ls ancuoreu oir
Ocean City, Md., with distress signals
in hcVrigging. The pilot boat Phila
delphia has gone to her assistance.
Considerable money damage was
done lo the breakwater. The harbor
of refuge, east end light and thc day
mark on the breakwater were carried
The fury of the storm was also felt
at Lewes,.near here. Many trees were
blown down and chimneys damaged.
Thc smokestack of the city power
house fell anil considerably damaged
ATLANTIC CITY IIAUO HIT.
A dispatch from Atlantic City, N.
J., says the storm which hit the coast
early Thuastlay morning was one of
ol' 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
the damage was not as great as was
at Inst believed. A conservative
miess places the entire damage at
$20,000 or $:tu,D0O. The telegraph
and telephone lines leading out of thc
city are down, and the fact that tile
city was cut olT from connection with
outside world started wild rumors
that thc 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
them well and happy and telling
amusing stories about thc freaks of
Great damage was done along the
board walk, where the one-story
pavilllons suffered to a considerable
extent. The storm's llrst attack was
made on the MeOlay apartment build
ing at Paeilic and South Carolina
avenues. The roof was more than
half torn olf, entailing a loss of $2,
200. The other largest damage was
done at thc Hotel Strand, situated on
Pennsylvania avenue close to the
beach. This hotel's handsome brick
and frame porch was completely rip-1
ped out and demolished by the wind.
Outside of these places, the damage
consisted of broken plate glass win
dows, tin roofs curled up, awnings
Illowa down and trees uprooted, while
In the inlet district, at thc upper end
of the city, a number of boats were
torn from thc ir moorings and several
boat houses were blown over.
When the roof ol' thc McClay build
ing was blown oil thc fifty or more
families in Hie house were thrown In
to a panic. They were quickly pacifi
ed however, and all left thc building.
One sick hui, John Flanagan, suf
fering from fever, was hurried to a
Young's pier was slightly damaged.
The territory In the. vicinity of thc
pier was made dangerous by Hying,
t/lass. Hil? bulk 'windows gave way
under pressure of thc storm, and
pieces of thc glass Hew in all di rec-1
tion. At this point, Dr. Richard Pan
coast, aged 70 years, of Philadelphia,
was blown down by the wind on thc
hoard walk and his hip was fractured,
ile was hurried to the city hospital.
Among the hotels whose roofs
were damaged hy the storm were the
Marlborough, Metropolitan, Kucnbles,
Kenilworth and Richmond. None
were very seriously damaged.
Railroad trains left on schedule
time and a large number of timid
visitors hurriedly lett town. The 2
o'clock express was the longest train
out of thc city this season.
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>(||?vFIFTEEN BEAMEN. LOST.
. AHispatcli from Damarascatta, "No.,
s?ygjnfteen men lost, their Uves In the
vlblujit Kalo which raged off 'tho coast
d?rl&'g' the -night. The Gloucester
raacierel seining schooner George F.
Eddionds, in command of Capt. Wm.
P.- ?pble, the owner, struck on the
eastern sldev of Pf maquld Point and
Wa^ Smashed to pieces. Fourteen of
thei'fcrew ot 10 men perished in the
breakers. The schooner Sadie and
Liiljan, Capt.. Hardy, of Prospect,
bbuud from Prospect bay to boston,
struck on the western side of Pema
u*ulr?Point and had her bottom knock
ed "oufc on-the rocks. Capt. Hardy was
drowned, but his crow of two men
Vere; rescued. The Gloucester schoon^
er/?whieh had been fishing. off the
coast, missed her bearings and run
niug too near the point off Pemaquid
struck -on the eastern side and was
battered" to pieces. Successive at
tempts were made to launch the small
boats. Several of thc dories were
smakhed to pieces or washed away.
Finally Ave men successfully g??t a
beat launched and climbed into it, but
be.^je they could reach land a tremen
dous sea overturned the frail craft.
Three men were drowned but a giant
wayo caught up the . other two and
swept them ashore, of the entire
crew of 10 men, these two were the
onl} Survivors. v
HAD A FIGHT.
Kev. Ham Jones anti a Postmaster
Pounds Kucli OUior.
Sam Jones, the sensational Georgia
preacher, had a Hst light Thursday
w'lth the postmaster of Carterville,
Ga., "Walter Akerman. According to
a dispatch to the Savannah Morning
News, the dilliculty arose over re
marks made by Mr. Jones at his
tabernacle during Ids meeting. Mr.
Jones denounced Mr. Akerman for
selling wine and threatened to report
hini to President Roosevelt if he did
not stop. Mr. Jones said he had
rather have a decent negro to hand
out" his mail than to have a white
man For postmaster who was engaged
in dealing out damnation to boys and
thc poor negroes in that community.
Mr. Jones called at thc p .stotlicc
Thursday morning and asked Mr.
Akerman If he would stop selling
wine. Mr. Akerman agreed to do so,
except when needed for medicinal
purposes. Later on Mr. Akerman
met Mr. Jones and told him lie under
stood that bc hud called him a "dirty
dog," and other bad names, which bc
d?a not propose to put up with. With
tr?ese words Mr. Akerman hit Mr.
Jones Ju the mouth. Mr. Jones re
t filed the lick on Mr. Alderman's eye.
''s iuterferred and separated
ines dcnles that he-oaO-?d Mr.
n a. d?rty/\dogv?Hc/san:
Uavtc rs ville let these dirty doj,M sell
their'wine from year to year and ruin
our children?" When usked ii* lie was
burt, Mr. Jones replied that "thc
only. thing about him that was sore
was his fist."
Convicted ol'u Crime ol' "Which ll?
Was Innocent. f
The Augusta Chronicle says Fred
W. Moore, a prosperous merchant and
planter living at- Veazcy, tia., shot
himself Tuesday night with suicide
intent. Ile died Wednesday at noon.
Moore was indicted by the last
grand jury for gross immorality. The
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 mond and shot him
self as above stated.
Moore bore an excellent reputation
until this misfortune. He was 4f>
years of age and was widower, his wife
having died the early part of the
year. He has a brother in Atlanta.
His attorney, Colonel James Davison,
made thc following statement Wed
"I am shocked at thc intelligence.
When Moore lett mc Tuesday night 1
assured him that on two distinct
grounds of error in thc trial he would
be 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 the prosecu
tor, who was Moore's half piece, had
lirst had another man arrested for
the crime; and latter dismissed that
warrant and had Moore arrested."
He wrote two letters, one to his
brother in Atlanta,, which has not
been (?pened thc other one to his ne
phew, who clerked for him. The last
letter read as follows:
"I am innocent of the charge.
Some of my people and some of my
neighbors thought me guilty. My
conscience is clear. I am innocent.
This is my last goodhy.
"F. W. Moonie."
Dying of Starvation*
If the reports bc true there are 30
prospectors dying of starvation at
Fast (Jape, behring sea. Ole John
son, a Dane, member of the crew of
the Danish ship Manacn/., just arrived
at Seattle from Alaska, has made
formal charges against the captain of
the ship for having bandoned a man
named Nelson. Dane, and 2i> others
?on thc icy shore of East (Jape. 1 le has
also writcn to the secretary of state
*g iv inga full details of the captain's
terrible deed and asking for a relief
ship to be sent at once to the rescue
of thc suffering men. One of the
men thus abandoned is Phillp McLean,
or Chicago. The ship will be held
until the charge is investigated.
A Fal al Wreck.
Freight train No. 20 with an engine
and caboose was wrecked on the Sea
board Air Line five miles west of
Madison, Fla., Thursday night, kill
ing instantly Y>. W.' Southwell of
Jacksonville, and the fireman, whose
name cannot yet be learned. The
wreck was caused by a wushout.
A SHERIFF IN TROUBLE.
Uhnrged With Murder but Itofuues
tu KclimiuiHb lila Oflico.
A peculiar state of affairs exist in
Saluda, according to a letter written
by .lacub ?lbsoh?' the coroner, to Gov.
Hey Ward -??Prlday. Gibson's 'letter
says .?hat tile sheri?T of Saluda county
ls uow' under arrest-charged with the
crime bf murder, yet he refuses to re
linquish his cilice to thc coroner, who
believes that he is empowered to act
in such cases.
The question is one which has
never been raised before, and the gov
ernor naturally is not familiar with
thc course tu be pursued in such a
contingency. He will submit the
question to the attorney geneial who
will advise him of his powers in tho
matter of the removal from oilier of
Shedir Rhoden who is now out under |
a bond for ?1,000.
The coroner's letter to the governor |
is as follows:
"Last week I otlicially notified vou
by wire that tile sherill of this county
was under arrest charged with the|
crime of murder and that lie refused
to turn over his olliee to me as com
missioner and asked for directions.
"I received your reply that you had
not been otlicially notified and that1
nothing was In your office for you to
"I now make ollicial notilication of |
the a (Tat rsi
"On Saturday night, Sept. 5, 1003,
Robert Grauch, a ucgro was shot on
thc public street in the town ol
Saluda, and after inquisition by mc
as coroner, the jury returned a ver
dict that the negro came to his death
by a gunshot. wound in the hands of
W. Li. J?lioden and Mat Berry.
Whereupon I caused the said Rhoden
and Hcrry to be arrested and commit
ted them to custody. In pursuance!
to thc law I demanded that the ellice
of sheriff be turned over to me, but
the .sherill' refused, and ordered mc |
from thc jail, where he reiused to be
lucked up, and discharged his jailor,
who is ray son, and appointed another |
jailer, from whom 1 took a receipt for
the two prisoners.
"Tlie jailer has moved out of the
jail and there is no one legally in
charge of the affairs of that ellice.
Tlie sTicrilf has since been released
from custody under habeas corpus
proceedings, and still continues to dis- [
charge the duties of sheriff, which in
my opinion is 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
adair 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 as possible but that his time was
very: much occupied by other matters
- ??nifthif>5n . Toe ame tu render |
The prime question is whether or |
not' the sheriff should be removed
from office and by what means and it
is along this line that the attorney
general will advise Gov. Hey ward.
PIERCED BY A SWORDFISH.
A FiHbing Schooner Nearly Sunk by
the Ijciik it Mude.
Thc fishing schooner Actor, Capt.
Prank Nowell, caine pretty near mak
ing a large and roomy collin for Its
crew of eight men as a result of a re
cant encounter with a big swordfish a
few days ago off thc Georges Hank.
Jt happened that the Actor, bowling
along with full sail and a fair wind,
catight tlie eye of a monster swordlish.
Knowing that lie could never touch
the vessel if it once got by, he imme
diately determined on a "mass play," j
and putting spurs to lils lins homet
tlie schooner head on.
Tlie feelings ol' the crew may bet
ter bc imagined than described when
tlie vessel came to an abrupt stop and
they found themselves on the deck
wrestling witli tables, hatch covers,
belaying pins and what not. Exami
nation showed thc swordfish glued to
thc side of the vessel while at least a
foot of the sword had penetrated the
planks. This the captain cut off and
put in his cabin, and, declaring ita'
good joke, he returned to his wheel.
Hut he soon noticed that his trusty
vessel, of which he was so proud, was
playing tricks witli him.
She seemed to settle and drag, and
once in a while tlie bow would plunge
Into a large wave and Capt. Nowell
would make a bet witli himself that
she'd never rise again. She did,
though, and soon the crew discovered
thc leakage through the rent in the
ship's side and got to work on the
pumps. They uutnped constantly all
tlie way to Heston, where the vessel
discharged its small cargo or tisli and
then was headed for Gloucester for re
pairs.-Meston 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 herc several days |
employing negroes for contractors in
other sections of tlie Slate and it ls
alleged that he enticed several em
ployes to leave. James H.- Germany
remonstrated >with him about Iiis con
ti net. A quarrel followed and Wil
liams drew a revolver and shot Ger
many dead. Thc negro attempted to
escape, but a mob wjis quiokly on his
heels and thc negro was captured and
snot to death.
A Woman's Vengeance.
Governor Terrell of Georgia has in
creased Hie reward offered for George I
Hundrick, of Dooly county, from $lf>o|
to *2")t). Itu lid rick is wanted for tlie
murder of .lohn Shroudcr, last)
September. Ile and Andrew Hundrick
lircd upon Shroudcr and his wife asl
they were passing along the road in a
buggy; Shroudcr was killed and his
wife was seriously injured. Andrew
B. Bundrick has been convicted.
George hus not been arrested- Mrs.
Shroudcr has set out to avenge tho
death of her husband.
GARY WILL PRESIDE.
Appointed Trial ?J nd KO for lexington
Court to Take Tow'iisond'n Place.
. Chief Justice Pope Thursday re
scinded tho order assigning - Judge
Townsend to preside at the Lexing
ton term of court, at which James ll.
Tillman will be tried for murder. On
petition of members of the Lexington
bar he lias 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. Garv will
undoubtedly end a controversy which
threatened to bc bitter. When Judge
Gane, who Was scheduled to bc in
Lexington, was taken ill ten days ago
he not-Hied the chief justice, and lt
was then that Judge Townsend was
named to act in his place. Objection
was raised ty) this, however, by So
licitor Thurmond, who contended that
inasmuch as Judge Townsend was (lue
in Winnsboro on September 21, it
would not be legal for him to be trans
ferred to-Lexington. The statement
was made Chat there was no other
than a technical objection to the
Townsend appointment, and it was
intimated that if he served counsel
would have an opportunity to seek a
new trial In the event or a verdict.
So much importance is centered in
the Tillman trial that it is deemed
best to prevent any serious gilllculties
in advance. There can be no possible
dissatisfaction with the selection ot
Mr. Gary. He is an able lawyer and
is a broad minded man, who will be
fair to all the interests conce! - ed.
Practically all arrangements have
been made for the trial but it is not
known positively whether it will go
on without delay.
The information that the Gary ap
pointment hud been made was receiv
ed by Col. P. H. Nelson Thursday in
the following telegram from Flat
.'P. II. Nelson, Columbia, S. C.
"I have rescinded thc order assign
ing Judge Townsend to hold thc court
for Loxiugton county.
"Y. J. Pope."
It was unknown here that the Lex
ington bar had taken any action in
the matter, but they were doubtless
of the same opinion. Other lawyers
hold that the issues heard before
Judg- Townsend under tuc 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 st inding 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 tbc trial of
James Tillman shall not proceed, and
that is the principal case pf interest
^hoJl53&Lbx i bo xguy t..,, % ',
THE PRESIDENT'S PISTOL.
Mr. Roosevelt. PJtsvor Goes in Publie
A New York dispatch" to Tlie Wash
ington Post says: When President
Roosevelt Jumped to the wharf at.
Ellis Island from the immigration
cutter II. Lt. Chamberlain F/iday
afternoon, and ran forward -to shake
hands with Commissioner General
Frank P. Sargent, a gust of wind
caught thc skirts of his frock coat and
whirled them against thc back of his
Those standing beliing" the President
saw a sight that evoked much com
ment. Sticking out of his right hand
hip 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 tile
spectators had couviced those familiar
with such matters that the handle in
dicated a weapon of heavy caliber.
Those unfamiliar with tlie Presi
dent's cust im wondered why he should
go armed when on a commission so
peaceful as an inspection of Filis Is
land. It was explained by one of the
secret service men, however, that the
President invariably carries a revolver
when lie goes to a public place.
Tlie President lias carried a pistol
ever since lie took the oath of olllce,
after the assassination of McKinley.
He has the greatest faith in the
ability of the dozen or more of secret
service agents who guard him, hut
prefers to be armed himself Iii case of
emergency. 11 is most intimate friends
have known of Iiis pract ice of carrying
a six-shooter, but sonic of the secret
service men looked surprised when
they saw the handle protruding from
the President's pocket Friday.
A Strange Find.
Graders on the 'Sunset boulevard
Just outside Los Angeles, Col., have
turned up a peck of spurious coin.
The coin had apparently hean buried
many years. All the spurious coins
were live and ten-dollar pieces. About
eleven years ago the house si tu J. ted
on the land where thc bogus money
was turned lip was rented to a party
of Italians whom subsequent events
idem.I tied as members of a band of
counterfeiters known as thcTriganni
gang. The men were spotted by the
poliee and the entire band of four
captured, tried and sentenced to ten
years in prison. They served tlie
sentences and were liberated.
Tlie Mayor Skinned.
Den jami n J. Ogden mayor and lead
ing h.wycr of Key port, N. J., lias dis
appeared, leaving debts of $100,000
arni small assets. He had numerous
large trusts estates for thc sett le
nients. Ogden was largely Interested
in a cutlery factory in Keyport and
sank thousands bf dollars in lt. Ogden
was the leader of the Republican par
ty in tba! section. There is rid clue
to Ogden's whereabouts.
At tho IiiiHt Moment.
Cicero Webb, a negro, who was to
have been hanged at Selma, Ala.,
Thursday for the murder of lils wife,
was saved from death as he was step
ping upon the scaffold. A telegram
announced that Gov. Jelks had com
muted the sentence tu Imprisonment
HOW IS THIS?
Chief Justice Pope "Was; misinformed^
by Some One,'
WAS FALSELY LED TO BELIEVE
'Hitit tho Bar ol' Wlnnsboro Held:
opposite Views to What tho
Gentlemen Composion it
. A special dispatch from Wlnnsboro
to The State says: The members of
the Wlnnsboro bar whom I saw Tues
day morning -and I saw a majority
of the active members of the bar
were all surprised at thc statement
published from Spartanburg that the
Winnsboro bar had petitioned Justice
Pope for the postponement of tho
regular term, and the appointment of v ^
a special term. They were all unani
mous in the statement that no such .
pelitiou had been sent, and on the
contrary were emphatic in their state
ment that the majority, if not all of
the members of the bar of Wlnnsboro
net only did not want the regular
term postponed, but they wished it
held, and wished it held by Judge
Townsend and no ono else. As ono
of thc older members expressed lt there
was more work on the ducket than '
could be disposed of in the regular '
terni, and It would probably be neces
sary to have a special term to lloish
tile jury cases, much less the equity
cases, and he was sure that a special
term would be necessary to finish the
equity cases at least.
Senator Ragsdale poetically ex
presses thc opinion o? 'Me entire bar,
with possibly one or two exceptions,
in the fulluwing statement: . ' .'
"I think the statement in Tues
day's State is based on a misconcep
tion of the action of the Wlnnsboro
bar in so far as lt has taken any ae-__;
lion at all, I understund'tb?tthe bar,
or a majori ty^Ot the members of the
bar,. at least, desire that the regular
terni of court be had here. We may
also lind it necessary to have a special,
term, but we would like to have the
regular term also. If the regular term
is held, I do not think that it would
be competent for any other judge,
than Judge Townsend to bold it. I
do not think that the assignment of
Judge Townsend to the Lexington
court makes such a 'disability' ii to
pre-ide here, as is contemplated-by
tlie statute. In other words I do not
think that Judge Townsend is eligible
under the statute to the appointment
to hold the Lexington court."
Tlie real status of the situation, .'
given as nearly as possible io the com
posite language of several membere ofv ..
the-barris,tlr.il; tbs bar was put Into
?a* state- br-uh^
nouncement last week" that; Judge "
Townsend had been appointed to bold
court in Lexington Instead ot Judge
Gage. They knew that Judge Town-, -rr
send was schedul?iln accordancei^wlth
the provisions of the constitution and -
satin? law to hold court In Wjnnsboro,
at the same time that court was to be
bold in Lexington. They were aware
of the constitutional objections to any
other than the present judge of their
circuit holding court in Winnsboro,
when tlie 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 tlie court would have to be open
ed each day by thc clerk and adjourn
ed from day today fir two weeks even
in tlie absence of the judge of the cir
cuit, or that thc Judge of the
circuit would have to open court
himself and adjourn sine nie. Hence
at a meeting of the bar hold
some days ago, with this know
ledge and with the matter of Judge
Townsend's appointment to Lexing
ton not yet absnlutcly settled, tlie bar
simply decided to await developments,
and took no action. Hut as stated
iibove by Senator Ragsdale, and by
others to me personally, there was
the evident desire un the partof t.i-''
majority "of the members of th'
that the regular term be hz'*
that it beheld by jv
J udge Townsend XS \
The members of'ft
I talked were at a* Ibu- ..
bow the Impression had b??i.
ed to Justice Pope that they desired* u
postponement of the regular term, as ?
thc only communication any of them
had with him 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. Ile .
had inquired of Justice Pope as to the
assignment of Judge. Townsend to
Lexington, and had stated that if
J litige Townsend was not to come to
Winnsboro for tlie regular term, that
noone else be sent, but a special term
be held the third Monday in October.
At St. Louis Wednesday grieving
over tho death of bis wife, th? news
of which came byji telegram^which
readied him three days after her de
mise,- Herman Stockwell Hatcher,
aged -10, shot and killed himself in a
room at the Planters hotel about noon
Tuesday. Mr. Hatcher was a.clerk in
i thc ottlco of Walter B. Stevens, sec
retary of thc Louisiana Purchase Ex
position company. A few years ago he
? was reading clerk of thc house oi rep
resentatives in Washington, D. C.,
? his wife's former home. Mrs. Ilatch
? er at thc time of her death was corres
ponding secretary general ot the
Daughters of tho American Revolu
After being mourned as dead by
parents and (rienits Tor thirteen years,
Walter Fr izee, a former resident o?
Scotch Plains, N. J., has returned to
hat village. His aged mother was
? vcrcomo with joy and swooned. Whoa
1 razee disappeared the woods and
1 ? nds Wi.e scoured In vain and bo
vas givii up as .dead. Ilosays^he
j v as inspired t) run away by stories of
Irdvenbi.b an J traveled allover tho