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SHE WAS A MAN. '
Woman Turns; Oat ;to be a Burly
MA3QU? HADED FOR TEN YEARS,
Womel), but His Box Was
. Not Dlscloaol, Servcil
' ns House Moid,
The Augusta Chronicle of Wednes
day published the following:.
A burly negro man, after mas
querading In this city for ten yeUrs as
a woman, going under the name of
Alice Jolmsrii, was exposed Tuesday
looming by the county ollicers. .
. A moro remarkable case is not on
record in tho court records of tbis
county, although they go back for
more than a century. The discovery
and exposure was the sensation of the
day, and thc general topic of discus
sion on the street.
Johnson ls an able-bodied, healthy
negro man, and that for so long a
time he could have hoodwinked every
body, seems almost incredible. But
he did, and during the past teti years
has held many positions with white
families In thc capacities of cook,
house girl, and even as a nurse. He
has also ?igured in thc courts, and
spent nigbts In the jail and police
cells without exposure. Mixing witli
whites and blacks, male and female,
he has managed to keep bis secret and
was well known in the city-but as a
It was on Sunday that "Alice John
sou" fell in the hands of the police on
a charge or disorderly conduct. It
was an aggravated case. "Alice" be
ing intoxicated and cursing vilely on
the street. Monday morning Judge
Picquet sentenced "her" to serve a
term of sixty days at the county
"She was sent out to the farm Tues
day morning, lt is thc rule of the
institution that all convicts, and they
are principally females, shall take a
b?th on arrival. When "Alice" was
forced to indulge in the abolutlon, the
attendant detected that the "she"
was a man. The astounding discov
ery was immediately conveyed to the
ollicers in charge of the farm, an in
"Alice" was promptly returned to
the police, with thc statement that
the commitment called for a woman
and not a man. The police were lit
terally knocked out by the news.
"Alice" is well known to nearly every
otllcer on the force, and not a one ever
dreamed that "she"' was was not a
"she." "She" was promptly arraigned
before J udge Picquet, chai ged with
violating the city ordinance that pro
hibits any one from masquerading on
thc street in the disguise of the oppo
Bite sex. He was given 510 days on
the public works of thc city for the
second offense. For at least 120 days
"Alice" will wear the striped garb of
a man, and work for the city.
It is learned that the same "Alice"
Johnson was a witness in the Norris
murder trial in May. "She" ap pe ired
in behalf of the state and was attack
ed by the defense as a lewd woman
but was protected by the court, being
informed that "she" need not answer
the embarrassing questions. No one
thought that the "she" was a man.
Johnson gi ves no satisfactory reason
for masquearding as a woman, simply
declaring that he preferred to be a
woman. What was his object is a
puzzle. There are those who think
he'is High ty in the upper story. Oth
ers believe that he is wanted some
'-vihere for a serious crime, and that
A lie"vycnt as a woman to escape detec
* tinny lt is true that his exposure
^greatly frightened bim Tuesday.
There is a report to the effect that
he hails from Abbeville, S. C., and
the police will communicate with the
otllcials of that county, giving a de
scription of the negro for identifica
tion if he is wanted for any crime.
W0HLER3 IS INELIGIBLE.
AVau Incligihlc iJeouu.se ol' Violation
ol",Dispensary I,MW Sustained:
Attorney General Gunter rendered
a decision in the case of W. G. Woh
lers, a beer dispenser of Charleston,
declaring bira ineligible for the olllce.
lt will be remembered that W?hlers
was elected by the county board as
beer dispenser, but that thf) point was
raised that he was inclligible became
I?.? had boen convicted of v'olition f
11 ! dispensary law, which under tho
bars an applicant for a dispensary
^The concludion, ?liter a review.
ab_ codC; is that
fcligible, but ex
lcjs were offered
violation of the law
ir'eiy technical and without
"knowledge on his part, but thc board,
according to the decision, cannot go
behind the record. The point was
raised that the general assembly in
requiring snell an oath went beyond
its authority in attempting to make
an additional disqualifying crime for
the exercise of the iranehise and hold
ing olllce to those already specified in
the constitution. This point, how
ever, was based upon a misconception
of what constituted a county dispen
ser. The law says that thc position
is one of confidence and trust and not
of right and county boards must he
guided by certain standards of appli
cants not antic!pated by the general
assembly. The general assembly, the
opinion continues, did not transcend
its power in saying that a keeper of a
dispensary should ba sober, an elector,
not a keeper of a place of public
amusement and never guilty of viola
tion of the dispensary law. There are
rules to establish fitness for ellice.
Three Wooten Murdered.
Mrs. II. II. Paine, an aged woman
her daughter M rs. Williams and a Ll,
year old daughter of Mrs. Williams
were murdered in their home on
farm near Judson, Smith county,
Kansas, Wednesday night. The
ttirec had been accustomed to sleep
together. Mrs. William was found
dead outside the house Thursday
morning. Thc girl was dead in bed
and the grandmother was unconscious
and died soon after the discovery of
thc crime. Tl ie murderer had b.aten
in thc skulls of all thc victims, using
a eutivator bar. A young farm hand
named Madison is suspected t f the
murders. Ile was enamored of Mrs.
AVilliams who was seeking a divorce
from ber husband and who had iel us
ed to marry Madison. Madihon has
WRESTLED WITH? PYTHON.
Keeper? at Bronx Park .Had a Very
Out of the Hew York zoological
park, in the Bronx,- there came, Thurs
day night, says the New York Sun, a
tine story of a fight with snakes.
At 10 o'clock Thursday morning, ac
cording to the keepers, Curator Ray
mond L. Ditmars set out to perform
an operation on the biggest of the py
thons. The reptile* weighs 240 pounds
and even when he isn't full of snake
dinner, has a rotundity of some 30
indies, mostly muscle. < ' ? .
Some time ago-in fact several
years ago-the python developed an
abcess or sore of some malignant sort,
in his mouth. In 1900 twelve men,
led by Mr. Ditmars, went into the
python's cage, and by main force held
him until sonar, solution calculated to
cure the sore had been applied. The
.twelve men had a comparatively easy
time of it. i .
The other day it was noticed that
the python's sore mouth had been com
pletely cured, and it was determined
to perform another operation on the
big fellow. Mr. Ditmars came to the
conclusion that live men could handle
the big fellow without trouble.and de
cided to limit his force to that num
Mr. Ditmars and Iiis assistant, Mi
chael O'Keefe, went into the curator's
oilice to mix up u solution they in
tended to use. Meanwhile Head
Keeper Edward C. Snyder and his as
sistants George Mulvilhil and John
Tuomey, went Into the reptile house
to get things ready.
At that time the big python and
three companions were coiled in a
squirming mass in one corner of the
cage. Snyder according to the ao
couut of the" affair as given to tho re
porters, opened the door of the cage
and went in with a couple of heavy
blankets, which lie threw over thc
snakes. Then he began to feel around
for the head of the big python. He
finally found it and, turning upa lit
tle corner of the blankets, reached in
and got his hands upon the snake's
Then Mulvilhill and Tuomey
jumped into thc cage. They had two
things to do, to drag the big python
out and at the same time to keep the
other three from getting out to make
trouble. They soon had their hands
As they related it, the three men
had to get the big python from under
thc blanket, when the reptile wound
his tail around Snyder's leys, and be
gan to squeeze as only a good healty
python can. Mulvilhill and Tuomey
were attending to the three snakes
that were still under the blankets, but
tlicy had tu drop that to keep the big
python from getting his ciJl around
Snyder's waist. In the wrestling one
bf the men accidentally kicked the
door of tim cage shut.
The door is self-locking and couldn't
li? opened from thc inside. Thc men
llegan to shout for aid. There was
not a soul in the reptile house and
the door of Mr. Ditmars olllee was
closed and neither he nor O'Keefe
heard the shouts. One of the men lu
the cage reached into Snyder's pocket
in a lull in the light and got Snydi r's
emergency whistle. Blasts on that
did not bring any answer.
The curator and O'Keefe finished
mixing up their snake medicine in
time and came over to the reptile
house, several feet away. When they
reached it thc tight was at its best.
Ditmars and O'Keefe jumped into the
ca^e and joined in. '
Thc live men soon had the big snake
subdued. Ditmars int iL on the head
and stunned it so that it was easy to
take its coil off Snyder's legs. Then
the otiier snakes being kept under the
blankets, the men hauled the big one
out of the cage, head first.
The snake came out with such a
rush that it got away ftum its cap
tors and began to squirm around on
the Hour in lively shape. Snyder,
however, jumped on the snake's head,
put his coat over it and managed lo
hold to tho reptile until tile other
men went to his assistance.
Then, when they had looked into
thc snake's mooth, they decided that
his abcess wasn't bad enough lo bc
treated at once, anyway. So they put
him back. They had some trouble
doing that, too.
SHOCKED CHILD TO LIFE.
Physicians Use Electricity on a New
born I II l'un t.
A correspondeat of Hie New York
Herald at E?ex, Ont., says; Drs.
James Brien and W. C. Doyle, physi
cians in this town, were called last
w :e!c to attend Mri. F.-ank Wagner
in confinement. Wheo the child was
burn it was of usual size and gave no
si MIS of life.
The physicians worked more than
an .?our ni a vain attempt to bring to
life the child by inverting and spank
ing, hot und cold water baths, inhal
ing thc lungs with a tube, artificial
respiration, and every other means
known, and they finally decided tu usc
Thc house where thc baby was burn
is three blocks from thc physicians'
ollicc. Tlie doctors wrapped the child
up in a blanket and carried it to the
otlice, where no time was lost in al
tornately applying the Paradle current
and thc galvanic current. The nega
tive pole was placed at the base of thc
brain and the positive pole tu thc ab
domen. Tlic physicians administered
a current of 120 milliamperes tu thc
body, and in fifteen minutes after com
mencing thc treatment thc child gave
a short gasp. This encouraged the
physicians, who increased the power
nf the electric current to 200 milliam
peres, the positive pole being changed
to the base of the brain and thc nega
tive pule to thc abdomen. Every mo
ment the little one showed increasing
signs of life, and witnin ten minutes
il wa sbrcathiug naturally.
Thc doctors then decided to give Hie
child an electrical spray bath. This
was done with a static machine, and
when it was completed thc youngster
was tu all intents as healthy as any
oilier child less than two hours old.
When thc physicians were assured
thal thc improvement was likely tobe
permanent, they hurried "back tn thc
mother and presented her willi the
pink and white morsel or humanity,
and that she was overjoyed goes with
Henry, S. Stratton, principal of
thc Pittman Grove, N. J., public
school, was instantly killed Thursday,
and 'Samuel Clodennlng, a farmer, of
Richmond; N. J., was probably fatal
ly injured in a grade crossing accident
at Pittman Grove.
.??f?'I SHAKE NICKNAMES.
Tfioy ?ro Often Given for Absurd
Reasons Generally Stick.
"Wonderful how names stick to1 a
person," said tho observant man.
"There were two nico little women
In our village who came to call on us
ono evening and wc offered them pop
corn, which the children had brought
In from the kitchen. They refused,
but not so emphatically as to keep us
from giving thom two heaping plates
of the corn . We kept refiling the
plates and they kept crushing all the
evening. There was something so fun
ny .about it that I called them the
'popcorn ladles,' and the name has
stuck , to them so that the whole vill
age knows them by it. .
"1 once knew a man who talked in
cessantly In a high-pitched voice and
a bright girl dubbed bim 'the chirpe."
The name was quickly passed around
among the young peopl , and now
thc great part of his friends know him
by that name. A very dignified young
woman of my acquaintance goes by
the name of 'VVhout' to this day be
cause when she was a very little girl
she" used to call herself 'Mrs. Whont'
when she played ground-up ladles, and
the 'family picked it up. She Bi inply
can't shake the absurd name.
"Moro than one red-haired man is
known by thc name of 'pink' and phil
osophically accepts the title. I have au
acquaintance who holds a responsible
position who is known by the name of
Dotty.' It seems that one day a mis
chievous girl discovered that he had
three very prominent dimples. She
promptly dubbed him 'Dotty Dimple'
and now he is known to all his ac
quaintances as 'Dotty.' Another man
of my acquaintance is always called
'Blue-beard, because he has such a
very white and thin skin if he docs
nut shave daily his beard shows
tlirough it. That name, too came
through a woman's quick wit.
"Au old lady frieud of mine is still
called 'Peachy' because when she was
a young girl she had a complexion
like peaches and cream. Her brother
promptly dubbed her peachy,' and
'Peachy' she will remain to the end of
her days. In a certain household a
very feminine little woman is still call
ed 'The Poy,' because when she was
a young girl she went through a very
serious Illness which made it neces
sary to cut her hair short. Her young
er sister said she was 'The Boy' of the
family, and the dainty lady ls still
called by that absurd name.
"Ari effeminate man was once call
ed 'Viola' by one of the boys in tb
ellice, and now we know him by notc
Another one of the b'iye in theouice
is always called 'Chesty,' and al
though he get angry at tlrst, he has
cheerfully accepted the name now;
"Our bookeeper is always putting in
his oar when it is not at all necessary,
and I think now tie will be known
until thc end of time as 'General
Buts.' A friend of mine who ls al
ways called Cheerful' doesu't know
whether he ls called that because
his friends believed he basia sunny
disposition, or because they consider
him a chearful idiot. But at any rate,
he can't shake thc name."
On a Steamer tliut Was in tho Liato
One of the most thrilling stories of
disaster of the storm is that of the
excursion and freight steamer S. E.
Spring, which was driven ashore near
Greenwich, Conn. Thc Spring was
trying to put back to Stamford and
the gale had reached a velocity of 80
miles an hour, when the rudder failed
and the steamer Hounder jd at the
mercy of the huge seas which swept
The panic stricken passengers lied
to tile upper decu,-wnero they sought,
refuge In the cabins, and the women
became hysterical. The pilot was still
trying to turn about when a sudden
gust of wind tore off the entire reef of
i the upper deck,-leaving only thc pilot
house. When the roof went off the
boat was lifted half out of the water.
Thc strain was so great that it tore or
the rudder and when she settled down
again in the trough of the sea she was
perfectly helpless. Realizing that they
were at the mercy or the storm the
sailors as it last resort made a deter
mined effort to get uri anchor down tu
hoi"1 the steamers head to the wind
No sooner liad they done so than thc
chain snapped. The steamer was fast
being driven toward Shelving Buck,
one or the most (langerons shoals on
the Connectiontt shore; The passen
gers were ordered to put on life pre
servers and be ready to board the life
A scene of wild confusion followed.
Thc crew launched thc largest life rart
and the passengers ./lth the lire pre
servers stoof' ready to get upon lt
when W:ti rart suddenly struck the
huh or thc boat and was pounded to
pieces. A second life raft put over by
the crew was also destroyed. This
left only one small boat of any de
scription on tile steamer, and it was
so small that Capt. McDonald was
afraid to put it over. He tried to put
up distress signals, but thc wind
snapped off the flagstaffs.
The steamer drifted along the.shore
ari hour until she hit thc rocks off t ie
point at . E. C. Benedict's country
home and stove fri her bow. As soon
as she touched a colored cook droppei
15 feet to thc rocks. The water was
over his held and he was tossed un
til he was badly bruised, but lie kept
on swimming and ti nal ly was tossed on
thc beach. Thc servant ashore
grasped lines from the ship and in a
few minutes all hoads had been safely
Chief Wilkie of thc secret service
received a telegram announcing the
arrests at Memphis, Tenn., of Irvine
Tolley and Luke Kay, two ex-convicts,
together with a man named Willis, all
charged with counterfeiting in raising
notes of a low to higher denomina
tion. The men were captured after a
chase lasting over a month and in
which one man killed. About Aug._l
the secret service received informa
tion from a number or points in Ken
tucky and Tennessee that three color,
cd men were passing raised notxs
principally at county fairs. Secret
service agents started on their trail
and finally h eated them on a train
bound ror Cave City. Thc officials
telegraphed the agent of the railroad
company at thc point who sum
moned several citizens and undertook
to arrest thc party. A tight followed
In which a man named Sheppard was
killed. The negroes made their es
cape and went to Chicago and from
there were followed south, being lo
cated Tues lay night in a saloon in
A STEAMER L?ST.
Plunged to the Bottom of the Coast of
? THRILLING TALE OFJTHE BEA.
Only bi., on Members of Her
Crew Aro Ba ved by PUSH In?
fillips* A Story of llor?lo
A dispatch from New- York says
the steamer Vldalr, Capt.. Sorrensen.
arrived Thursday night from Oaibarl
en, having on board six members of
tho crew of the British steamer Mexi
cano, willoh foundered during a gale
on September 10. Capt.. Sorrensen
"I was Bitting In my cabin about, 9
o'clock Thursday morning when -I
heard aory. Thinking some one. was
fooling oh board the steamer, I went
out on the bridge to investigate.
Wbcn I reached the bridge I heard
the cry again. The sound seemed to
come from the ocean, but I could not
see any one. I ordered a boat to be
gotten ready and when i beard the
cry a third time I saw something in
the water like a small log, about a
milo off. With the aid of my glass I
found it tobe a small hatch with a
man in oil skins stretched full length
on it. I immediately steered for thc
man and rescued him; he was com
pletely exhausted and had to be haul
ed aboard the boat. Ile was unable
to say a word and thinking there was
no more as I could see no wreckage
about, I started on my way. 1 had
proceed about a mlle when I saw sever
al objects in the water which I coiild
not plainly make out. Upon going
closer I found five more men clinging
to pieces of wreckage. I had tho boat
lowered again and picked up the casta
ways. They, too, were exhausted and
one was nerly crazy. My men had to
hold him in the life boat, for he was
determined to jump into the sea.
There was another steamer some dis
tance off and 1 could see that they
had a life-boat out, but 1 could not
distinguish her name."
One of the survivors, August Oster
lind, a native of Finland, says he
heard two pistol shots as he left the
ship and thinks some of thc olllcers
shot themselves. The Mexicano was
a tank steamer and carried a crew of
twenty-two men besides Capt. King.
Some of them were probably picked
up by the other steamer. The sur
vivors aboard the Vldalr are: Seaman
August Osterlind and Simon Baderea,
both of Finland; Fireman Leonidas
Korpedes of Gr?ce, and Sappe Poch of
Spain; Seaman Ross Clementine of
? Manila and Juan Fontls of Spain, a
ONE MOUE SAVED.
A dispatch from Norfolk, Va., says
steamer Roxby, Capt. Shields, which
arrived here Thursday morning from
Port Inglis, has on board Domingo
Bailo Reyarberay, the sole survivor o?
the crew of 22 men on the British
steamer Mixicano,. which foundered
with all on board off the South C?ro;
lina coast Tuesday night. Reyan
beray .caught A,PjecejSj?^reckage. auiL
managed to keep up1 until he "was seen'
Wednesday morning by the Roxby'
The Spaniard, through an Interpre
ter, told of the Mexlcano's sinking.
1'he steamer was hound from Tampico
for Vera Cruz with a cargo of petro
leum in bulk when the full force of
the hurricane broke upon her. Moun
tainous seas broke constantly over the
ship and finally one gigantic wave
crashed through her decks. Tue fire
riMjiu was fl-Kided and the Mexicanb be
came helpless. Fur a few moments
she swallowed in the trough of the
seas and then plunged to the bottom.
The rescued man says hundreds of
gallons of oil were poured over the
ship's -side in an attempt to calm the
sea, and if possiable, save the ship.
When the Mexicano went down lier
crew went with her. All beats
had long since been crushed by
the force of the waves aud the
men were powerless to save them
selves. Rcvarberay went under the
vessel and by thc merest chance be
came entangled in some loose rigging
and spars. The buoyancy of these
brought him to the surface, and he
made himself fast to a-largc spar. For
seven lion rs he Hosted in the turbul
ent sea until finally the Roxby hoy?
in sight. Ills rescue was a daring
one. The Mexicano sailed from Tam
pico Monday. She was last reported as
being bound from Marcus Hook to
Mexico, Aug. 1?. Her captain was lt.
S. King. Bailo Reyarberay ls unable
to give accurante names of the 21
Thc Mexicano, Capt. King, sailed
from Marcus Book, Aug. 14, for Vera
Cruz. The Mexicano was built at
Sunderland in 181)3. She was 270
reet long, 28 ?cet beam, 22 1-2 feet
deep and registered 1,254 lons net.
She was owned by the Northern
Transport company, limited of New
Wrecks on The Florida Coast.
Thc auxiliary schooner Klondyke,
C. A. Ball, master, laden with valu
able fittings from the British steamer
Inchulva, brings the first authentic
reports from the several wrecks north
of Miami, Fla,. About a mlle north
of Boynton the Standard Oil Com
pany's barge No 93, oil laden, is hard
aground un the beach. The tug hav
ing lier in tow lias gone north for an
other oil barge into willoh to pump
the cargo. As this vessel lies on a
sandy bottom and is practically unin
jured! she may be saved. About five
miles south and nearly opposite Del
ray, the British steamship Inchulva is
a total wreck. The Inchulva had a
mixed cargo of about 5,000 tons. She
was from Galveston to Llvespool.
Nine of the crew of tilla steamer were
drowned. When thc vessel com
menced to break up the chief engineer
went to his cabin to save $100 and
was not seen again. Three others
were washed overboard. The other
live were drown in an attempt to
reach the shore, .lust north of Jupit
er is thc lumber laden three-masted
schooner Harriett I. Thomas, from
Pensacola. Her cargo ls being landed,
but the vessel will prove a total loss.
The American schooner Martha T.
Thomas, lumber laden, bound from
Apalachicola to Baltimore, reported
ashore nine miles north of Jupiter.
Thia may be thc llarriatt I. Thomas
above referred to, the error growing
out of a similarity of names. These
are the only wrecks of consequence re
ported on the eust coast of Florida.
COTTON 18 DETERIORATING.
Has S?fferod Considerably.on Ac
count ot tho Iinck of Rain.
Thecotton crop bas suffered during
tho dry weather-oi tbe past fortnight.
Mr. J. W. Bauer, seotlon director of
the weather bureau service, says:
"Tho extreme..western border coun
tlo and lae coast counties had light
but quite general rains that were
highly beneficial; the enterior of tho
State had nono, expect that widely
sop ated places had light but in
sufficient sbowerR. The average of
tho State was 0.1L of an inch. All
crops are suffering for rain.
"With only one or two exceptions
to the contrary, reports on cotton In
dicate further deterioration during
the week due to shedding, premature
opening, and the rapid spread of rust,
owing to lack of moisture. Much cot
ton is dead on sandy lands. There is
little prospect of a top crop. Boll
worms and caterpillars are reported
from Barnwell county. *
"Cotton is opening rapidly, some
prematurely, over the whole State,
and picking ls general, and under thc
favorable weather for the work made
rapid progress. Sea Island cotton is
less promising owning to shedding
ami.Hie appearance of blight.
Tlie weather was favorable for rice
harvesting, progressed rapidly, but
yields are somewhat disappointing.
Large quantities of fodder, pea vine
hay and other forage were saved in
tine condition, All minor crops have
failed Tor want of rain, hut the dry
weather will add to thc keeping quail
ties of sweet potatoes. Fall truck
planting continues. Little plowing
has been done, os thc ground is too
dry and hard. Turnip sowing is not
''Late corn failed rapidly on all but
moist lK)ttora lauds, owing to drought,
and will be a failure on light soils.
"The week ending 8 a. m., Monday,
September 14, had a mean temperture
of 77 degrees, which is about 1 degree
above normal. The temperature con
ditions were favorable, although cool
nights were complained of in some
localities. The sunshine was normal,
or above, and the relative humidity
low during the daytime and moderate
ly high at nights. The winds were
5 DISAPPOINTED IN LOVE.
A Soldier Puts a Bullet in His Brains
Edward Henley, who was stationed
with the.Sixteenth United States In
fantry at Fort McPherson as a serge
ant in company h\ committed suicide
Wednesday by sending a ball from a
Krag-Jorgensen rifle crashing into his
The deed wan committed in a bed
occupied by Henley. After retiring
Henley reached out and pulled under
the cover of the bed his big rifle. This
bc loaded and p dnting Its muzzle di
rectly at his face took a long stick
with which he pressed the trigger.
From the extent of the wound and
thc position in which the dead man
was found it is thought that death
must have been instantaneous.
It later developed that thc pangs of
unreciprocated love were largely re
sponsible for his action. A short time
ago during his furlough Henley spent
much of his time in Main, where he
?became infatuated with a young lady
to whom it was generally thought hs
would be married.
??OS Saturday night last ho. received
? letter from' Maine and presumably
from the young lady. About this let-"
ter he said nothing, not even to his
closest friends, lie continued his
routine duties as if nothing out of the
way had occurred.
The lirst intimation of any trouble
was given early Wednesday when his
companions were awakened by the
loud report pf a ritle resounding cle'ar
ly throughout thc sleeping quarters.
A number of his comrades rushed at
once to his bedside to lind him dead.
Henley enlisted in thc services of
the Sixteenth in 1!K)0 and with them
had served up to the time of Ids death.
Through his gallant service rendered
in the Philippines he was advanced to
a sergeant's berth. His home was
thought to be in Pennsylvania.
The funeral services were conducted
Thursday at Port McPherson,
SUBMARINE BOAT EFFECTIVE.
A Concludive Ti si Made With thc
Adder ut Newport.
A pretty exhibition of mimic war
fare, important as illustrating the ef
fectiveness of tile navy's submarine
eraf;, was given at Norfolk, "Va.,
Tuesday off Brenton's reef lightship,
when the submarine torpedo boat Ad
der succeeded hi tropeding the tor
pedo bijat Craven.
So steal til i ly did the Adder creep
up on the Craven that the wooden tor
pedo successfully tired struck the Cra
ven a smart blow "lielow the water
line amldship before the crew on the
Heating warships could man the guns
or the torpedo tubes.
Tiie Craven left the torpedo station
during the forenoon and running down
the harbor, cruised about Brenton's
reef lightship awaiting the attack.
The Adder, instead of following Im
mediately, waited an hour in order to
get the crew of the Craven off their
guard. As soon as Fort Adams was
cleared, thc submarine boat plunged
beneath the surface and remained for
45 minutes, during which timeotllcers
and men enjoyed lunch without In
convenience. On getting outside the
harbor, the Adder was once more sent
to the surface, but only lier conning
tower was exposed. The Craven was
sighted a short distance outside the
lightship riding unconcernedly on an
easy swell. Thc Adder again plunged
and when within .'100 yards of the
Craven, a wooden torpedo in the
shape and size of a regular projectile,
was tired. The shot was a got id one
and the torpedo struck the Craven
amidships with considerable percepti
ble jar to the boat.
A Cooli Itutc.
The State says Mr. U. H. Hammct,
chief constable, has issued an order
forbidding dispensary constables to In
dulge to excess in the use o'f liquor,
has also issued an order to thc effect
tnat "Any constable who voluntarily
accepts the hospitality or a person
who is suspected of violating the dis
pensary law, or accepts treats or
drinks, loans of money, etc., will bc
dismissed from thc service This is
.not to forbid constables buying whis
key, etc., from the illicit whiskey
dealer when they lind lt necessary to
do so in order to make a case against
thc party in court, provided they pay
full price for what they receive, and,
i accept no favors."
MOUNTAIN 1 'ELIND TIGER. ' '
Regular Sign Board Up and all
Heady for Business.
I heard of these "blind tigers," and
ono day, In company with a gentle
man and two ladles, I drove to Lin
ville Fnlls. As we wore going we
passed a fort! Heat lon on ono side of
the road; tho drive announced that
it was a "tiger." We regretted ?s
we drove on that we had not stopped
to examine lt,, resolving to give it a
trial on our return. Coming back wc
found that it was a square, log-bcwn
building, abutting on the road, with
no front door at all, the logs titting so
closely there were co means of seeing
anything whatever inside.
The rear of the structure was en
veloped in a large brush arbor reach
ing un both sides to thc mountain
ravine. Tackedon thc front of the
"tiger" was tho following sign:
"Watts's Saloon, July 1st.; Brandy,
$2.76 a gallon; whisk?y, 25 cents a
pint, $2.50 a gallon, T Anything else
lu that Uno. Drop your money in
There was a bolo in the logs in
wblch was titted a box. I dropped
25 cents Jn it and a voice from the in
side said: "Five cents more for a
I added live cents to the quarter
and a pint bottle of blockade corn
liquor was pushed out. lt was a
white bottle aqd there were many
dregs in the whiskey. I made com
plaint and the bottle was pulled back.
Another c:?me out, but lt was a black
bottle this time and I could not tell
whether it had dregs or not. I haven't
tasted the whiskey, but brought lt
home as a curiosity. "We were anxi
ous to see Inside this mysterious for
tress. So we opened negotiations
with the invisible occupants and were
told to put a quarter in the box, wait
live minutes and come to thc back en
Looking carefully, we could see the
shadowy outlines of three men and
one woman gliding down thc arbor
ambuscade to the ravine. "When the
live minutes had expired we went to
the rear, found a door open and enter
ed. In the room we found two bar
rels of whiskey, one barrel of brandy,
a modern rubber syphon, a patent
bungsturter, bottles of uil sizes, jugs;
etc. There were also two rides, three
shotguns and two pistols In plain view.
There were also a bed, cook stove,
cooking utensils, etc, in the room.
Things were jo all right shape and
everytning was in its proper place,
like any other well regulated business.
That's all we saw, and we left as we
had come. "Hope you got your quar
ter's worth," greeted us from the
"tiger" as we drove away. ?
A SPLENDID TRIBUTE
Which Col. Thomas Pays to Gen
It is proposed to place in the State
house a portrait in oil of Gen. Micah
Jenkins than whom no brgadier in the
war between the States reflected more
lustre upon the Confederate army and
than whom no general was more ex
cellent in Christian character and
purity of life.
All of his friends and admirers, and
all the olhccrs and men of lils famous
brigade and especially of the Jenkins
Palmetto Sharpshooters are Invited to
contribute to the portrait fund. Sub
scriptions may be forwarded to .Mrs.
S. Reed Stoney, or to Tue .'State, .Co
lumbia, S, ?,?? or to -The News and
Courier, Chavlestou, S. C., or to Col.
J. A. Hoyt, Greenville Mountaineer.
.In his forthcoming sketch on the
"Character and Career of Gen. Micah
Jenkins"-to bc published at an early
day-Col. Thomas says at the close of
his paper: "In response to the sug
gestion of Mrs. S. Reed Stouey, some
of the patriotic and appreciative wo
men of the capital of South Carolina,
tho Stile to which Micah .Linkings
was a loyal and de\ oted as ever Caval
ier was to King in English story have
proposed to .-.eeure a portrait in oil of
tile matchless brlgadie to whom a
major generalship was in view when
Divine promotion came upon the Held
of the wilderness-and to place the
picture in thc State house alongside of
Gordan and Hampton and Kershaw
and Butler and Gary. May ^this
happy thought of South Carolina's
womanhood be promptly seconded and
carried to early consummation by her
responsive manhood, and may thc
best art available he engaged to place
on the blowing canvas Hie lineaments
of the soldier without fear and with
out reproach," the Bayard of thc Pal
metto State-as brave as Ney, ?us ten
der as Sidney, as dashing as Murat,
and wital a devout christian man."
It has been said that the fame of
the soldier is a high and holy fame
founded on self sacrifice and achieved
through suffering, lt shines from
mountain to seashore with protecting
effulgence and lights up every-hearth
stune in tire land with the solemn
radiance of notional feeling. Such is
the fame of Gen. Micah Jenkins. The
GOCH IO Ncienci;.
After mailing ? loiter to a friend
giving the date of his birth and death,
and directing that his body be turn
ed over to the medical college of Vir
ginia for anatomical purposes, Charles
ll. Wegner, a piano maleer of note, of
Richmond, Va., committed suicide.
Tlie act had been well planned. No
detail had been overlooked. A strong
catch had been screwed up into the
frame and the venerable musician,
after putting a cord around his
throat, put both snappers over tho
metal support and swung down. There
was a bundle of papers under his feet
and he doubtless stood on these to ad
just the cord. Mr Wegner was for
some years with liniibe Brothers In
Baltimore, bul had lived in Richmond
for tilirty years. Ile had recently
been in very bad health, and told Dr.
Ilogc he wanted his body cut np after
Iiis death, so that tiic medical stu
dents could see how a man lived for
twenty years without any digestion.
Wegner, who was lit) years old,
wrote a letter to C. G. Vietriech, of
the German Aid Society, giving the
date of his birth and death and direct
ing thc disposition to be made of his
body. Tlie money received for the
body was to be used to pay back rent
and burial expenses. In the absence
! of Dr. Ilogc thc remains were turned
over to the German Aid Society.
Wegner had no family.
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write for prices and send your ord rs to
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The mangled bodies of O. T. and
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re , ,
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>r more. Some think tb at, these artty^
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waist pins in line rolled .gold plat?, or
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