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"DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR^ LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY, OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS,!]* THY CAUSE.''.,
BENKETTSTILIiE, S. C.,
. OCTOBER 30, 1903.
AN AWFUL CBIME.
. A Father, Crazed With Whiskey,
V ; Kills His Three Children.'
ARRESTED AND LOCKED IN JAIL.
Ono of tho Most Fiendish Acts
Li vor Committed iu tho
Good Old Stnto of North
Transformed In a monster after a
weeks' debauch, Dr. J. .V. Jay, a
physician of prominence in thc north
ern part of Buncombe county, N. C.,
Saturday, week drove his wife from
home, brutally murdered his three
children, and attempted to burn down
bis house. The man became violent
Friday night, and after going home
terribly abused his wife. Mrs. Jay
had put the children to bed, and was
endeavoring to quiet 1 jr husband,
when the mao attacked her and drove
her out of the house. She went to
the home of Thomas Dilllngham, not
far from where she lived, and there
spent the night. Returning to her
home next morning she found her hus
band in a daugerous mood. Thc man
was even worse than before. Jay was
continually looking for his pistol,
threatening to exterminate the whole
family. Mrs. Jay, however, had taken
possession of the revolver and hidden
lt from her husband. During the
time that Jay was searching fur the
pistol, Mrs. Jay was engaged in pre
paring the morning meal, at inter
vals, assisting the children to dress.
When the children had been dressed
and Mrs. Jay had finally finished get
ting breakfast, the brute had worked
himself into a frenzied mood. Fail
ing In bis search for the pistol he had
armed himself with a claw hammer,
and with this chased Mrs. Jay around
the house. The frightened wife, feel
ing that her own life and this lives of
her children were in danger, went out
of the front door and started for thc
little grocery, where there was a tele
phone to ask the neighbors for aid,
ano to notify the officers at Asheville.
As she reached the road she turned
and saw her three children standing
on the top step crying, and begging
for ber return. Thc moMier stood for
a moment in helpless agony, knowing
that the lives of her children were in
danger, and knowing also that she
was of her own strength powerless to
shield and protect them, lier indecis
ion was of but a second's duration.
Steeling her heart to the cries of her
little ones, she turned and ran with
all speed possible for the store. There
she hastily told the story of thc chil
dren's peril, and accompanied by sev
eral men who chanced to be at tile
place, hastened back to her home.
The mother bad been gone but a rew
moments, but in that brief space the
... demon bad done his work, and as she
entered ber home a sight met her
, eyes such as words of no language can
.> ' describe. Lying upon thc porch with
the blood oozing from their heads lay
her three children. The" two oldest
were already dead, while the baby was
barely breathing. The men wno had
accompanied Mrs. Jay tenderly gath
ered up the little lifeless bodies to
place them in toe house, but the dour
was fastenued and Jay was called upon
tb open the door. This he refused tu
do, and declared he would kill thc first
one who entered, lt was then thought
that he had found the pistol and had
barricated himself in the room, and
that deatli awaited the first one who
Bot this was not so. The man at
that moment was preparing for sell
destruction. Without waiting an
other moment thc men burst in the
door, and as it swung open, instead uf
the crackof a pistol, the-men were
greeted with "Hello boys, cume in, 1
am just starting a tire to get warm
by." Jay was found standing over a
quantity of burning clothing that he
had gattiered and placed on the Moor
near the fireplace. The men rushed
upon him and succeeded in extinguish
ing the Hames. The man was slight
. ly burned, but not seriously. His
"*-- clothing was covered with the blood
of his children, as were his face and
hands. Sherifi Reed was telephoned
for, and the man was held until the
sheriff arrived. Upon receiving word
of the horrible tragedy Saturday
morning Sherill Recd at once notified
Coroner Heraphill, and they left for
llarnardsville. Shchi!" Reed returned
to Asheville before dark witli Iiis pris
/ '?oder-^?-io 5?pSitr?ul-'?M0iio realize
the terrible deed he had committed.
He is now in jail. When asked why
he had killed his children Dr. Jay said
be Just could not help it after catch
ing sight of their blood. All Ashe
ville is shocked by the tragedy. Dr.
Jay is bruther of W. N. Jay, who for
many years held a position as deputy
clerk in the office of register deeds.
II in mood Boils.
Judge Peter S. Grossenp, appointed
to tm.- lcderal benuli by President
McKinley, recently said: "When 1
see the laws of my country introduced
to enable men to consolidate money
for the public good, turned into the
excuse tur swindles that should land
the promoters in the penitentiary,
and when 1 see that to be the almost
, universal history of corporations,
every drop of my blood boils with
hate and revenge." Judge Grossoup
might also ha ve expressed his indigna
tion against thc failure on the part of
executives to enforce laws which were
intended to laud the violators of the
laws in the penitentiary.
A Berlin woman was squeezed to
death hy a boa constrictor lit V?lk
lingen, i'russia, Thursday night while
giving a performanace in a menagerie.
The spectators thought at ti rsi. that
her screams and frantic struggles, as
thesnake tightened it> coils, were part
of thc show and applauded and cried,
"Bravo" at the realism ol her acting.
The attendants, however, saw the wo
man's danger, ran In and beat the
snake and stuck it with knives. She
was dead when released.
Give Up ut IjtiHt.
The. State says after voluntarily,
ahstiiiniiig hom convene with women
fur '.in years, William Van Note, a
wealthy fanner of New Jersey, has j
married a widow. His silence hereaf
ter is likely to bc compulsory.
A PREACHER IN A FIGHT.
ROY. it. P. Whil?en. Charged With
Assault and Battery.
Not Jong since the Rev. S. B. Jones
bud a fisticuff with the postmaster of
his town and now cornea the state
ment from the Greenville News ?hat
Rev.R. Furman Whildeo,a well known
divine of the upper section of Green
ville county,' was arraigned and given
a preliminary hearing Tuesday at
Tigesvlilc before Magistrate Ballenger
on the charge of assault and battery
with intent to kill. Thc state was
represented by Adam C. Weldon, of
that city, while the defendant repre
sented himself in the trial.
Mr. Whilden isalhgcd to have at
tacked and assaulted Spartan C. Berry,
a leading farmer of the uper section
of the county on September 23. It is
said the trouble arose out of a dispute
over a piece of land which Mr. Berry
had purchased, but. which'Mr. Whil
den still claimed. At thc hearing,
however, a deed to the property held
by Mr. Berry was presented as evi
dence. There were several wituesses
sworn who testified as to the attack of
Mr. Whilden upon Mr. Berry.
Because of the prominence of the
parties concerned the hearing attract
ed much attention and there was a
large crowd of spectators oh hand to
hear thc testimony, including a num
ber of the students from the North
Greenville High school. Mr. SV bil
den, it is understood, has been preach
ing for 50 years. Ile is now 77 years
old, but enjoys splendid health and a
strong constitution. It is said that
as a result of his conlllct with Mr.
Berry he left his mark on his oppo
nent's face. After hearing the testi
mony in the case, Magistrate Ballen
ger docketed the case for the higher
court and it will be heard at the next
NERVE OF THE GRAFTERS.
Iji?ro?i)owle Says ?'Show ino Botorc 1
Heal You. ?
Dowie. the great religions faker
who is now operating In New York,
has an eye on thc main chance all the
time. Ile is after money, and he is
not particular how bc gets it. Dash
ing as'dc the guards who tried to stop
them, twenty men and women stamp
eded from bis' "Healing" room in
Madison Square Garden Wednesday
afternoon when they were asked to
give all their wealth to the Church of
Zion City if they should be cured of
their Ills by the Dowie treatment.
Tlie indignation of the invalids was
intence. Many of them were on
crutches others were blind, while a few
left the-beds to test the treatment. The
prophet with many gyrations, declar
ed it was infallible to Christians. ]tut
they dashed ovtfr the Zion,gu;;rds.like,
a squad of heavy artillery, yfd made
their way to the street.
The stampede came after the mid
day meeting when it was announced
that all persnns who wished to be
treated could meet Overseer Hiper in
thc "Healing" room. More than one
hundred persons went 'o the room,
including those who began treatment
yesterday. The place looked like a
hospital ward when the .subject were
seated. The usual steps were taken to
see that no outsiders could observe
what was going on.
A Poisonous Worm.
A number of counties in the north
ern part of Georgia are greatly dis
turbed over the discovery of a small
worm, very much resembling a snake,
about two Inches long, which has been
found in the heads nf cabbages, and
which has just been pronounced by
thc state chemist to be a deadly poison.
A number of deaths have oecurred
recently in White county, which are
now attributed tn the insect. The
discovery of the warm has resulted in
cabbage being stricken from the. menu
cards throughout Northeast Georgia.
The state chemist says a single worm
contains enough poison to kill lo per
It l*ays to lie Polite.
Because of his involence to ?a lady
who was riding on his car a colored
Pullman car porter was put bli a train
in the woods near Brunswick, Ga., on
Thursday. He was left there to
meditate how much better politeness
would nave paid him. Ile spoke to the
lady something about transferring to
another train. She did not under
stand him and asked him to reapeat
what he had said. Ile did it very in
solently. George II. Smith, treasurer
of the city of Brunswick, was on the
train, and, observing the manner in
v/hich thc porter spoke to the lady,
gave him a thrashing. He was then
put olf the train.
The marine exchange reports that
the steamer South Portland, from As
toria for San Francisco, has been
wrecked at Bandon on the Oregon
coast. Thirty-one of her passengers
and crew arc missing. Capt. McIntyre
and six others succeeded in reach
ing shore. The wrecked steamer car
ried a crew of twenty-three and prob
ably not more than eighteen passen
gers. Capt. McIntyre was in com
mand of the vessel and had been on
her about two months.
swill J UH ti ce.
John Harris, colored, murdered
Policeman Deas'itok in Atlanta on
October 5. Harris ran away, but
was captured at Abbeville, his old
home, taken back to Atlanta and tried
last week and convicted. He was
sentenced to be hung on Nov. 12.
Harris confessed the whole thing, but,
said if he bad not been drunk at the
time he would not have done tho deed.
Some colored people at Abbeville in
formed thu authorties that Harris
was there, and this lead til lils arrest.
Dcatli ol' G. I). Tillman.
A dispatch from Chu k's Hill to the
.Augusta Chronicle says Col. George
D. Tillman, aged 23 years, youngest
son of the late Hon. George D. Till
man, died at his home there Tuesday
night. Ile attended the Citadel
Academy at Charleston and was one
of tho most popular students in his
class. He was court stenographer of
the third judicial circuit for a number
of years and a colonel on Gov. Mc
A WOMAN'S SCREAM
Of Terror in the Middle of the Night
Drove a Black
VTLLIAH FROM HER BED ROOM.
Altor Hobbing the liousa Ho Was
Gotting Ready to Commit a
Worse Crime, but Wus
Columbia seems to be suffering from
an epidemic of burglaries. The follow
ing wc clip from T?e State of Thurs
There was brought to light Thurs
day the fact that there had been com
mitted in the very centre of the city
two robberies which were even more
brazen and dariug than the startling
and unsuccessful attempts upon the
residence of Hov. Dr. Lindsay a few
nights ago. These last robberies oc
curred on Lady Btreet Just one block
on either side of Mainstreet, but with
in twu squares of the police sration.
The methods of the robbers are al
most identical, both houses on Lady j
street having been visited three times I
at cluse intervals. But there ls a per- !
feclion of execution and evidence of
design sinister and repulsive not be
trayed in former depredations.
Tlie scenes of the robberies are Mrs.
J. Hi Folk's boarding bouse, west cor
ner Lady and Assembly, and Mrs. U.
L. Gary's boarding house, west cor
ner of Lady and Sumter streets. The
thief entered the former place by a
rear stairway to the second floor of
the dwelling, three rooms of which
were unlocked and presented an open'
Held. From one mom, be secured the
trousers of the three occupants and
from another those of four heavy
sleepers, and repaired to the piazza
where he deliberately searched all the
clothing, and decamped with a' sum
of $352 and a note for $75.
Policeman W. G. Hiers was the
heaviest loser, having in his trousers
$272 and a note for $75. Mr. J. TL
Foulk, Jr., was robbed of $45. The
others lost from $3 to $15-whatever
amount left in their . clothing. The
clothing was left on the piazza and in
tlie hallway. There were three valua
ble watches on the dresser in Police
man Hiers' room, but these were'un
touched, although a lighted lamp was
on the dresser during the entire night.
Mrs. B. L. Gary's dwelling has
three-stories. The thief gained an
entrance through the front door and
unlocked a door to the area part, then
bc worked his way up to the third
floor, examining the doors on the sec
ond and third floors, all were locked
except one. From this room he took
the occupants' trousers and carried
them down stairs into the j^ard. ..He.
Trccntcretmiiu-Tnaae" ah rexammaTiou.
of the ground, floor, but again only
one was unlocked, presenting an in
viting prey to this midnight maurau
A married . lady whose husband
works until the latter part of the
night ecru pied this room. She is a
light sleeper, she says, and hearing a
noise, opened her eyes. By accident
her gaze was in the direction of the
washstand mirror. The sight that
she beheld paralyzed her with terror
a form of a man bending over the
dresser hurriedly turning over every
thing. He emptied thc drawers upon
tlie floor intently seeking for some
She says that every few moment?
lie would cast fugitive glances in lier
direction and that she lay there, it
seemed for hours, suffering thc most
torturesome agony. At last after
searching the room thoroughly, he
picked lip a valise and as she thought
left tlie room. Then the lady, in the
next instant, realized that the eyes of
a negro'were looking straight into ber
own. "1 never knew what "frozen
with fear' meant until that moment,"
said sile. "He stood tnere for ages,
it seemed, never taking his eyes off
mine, then stealthily he crept closer
to the bed; I could not move or cry
out until he put into words his dia
Her agonizing cry awoke the whole
house, Mr. lt. C. Aughtry, Mrs. Gary's
brother, and others were up instantly,
but could not get a glimpse of the flee
ing criminal. In the morning a suit
of clothes and a ripped-open valise
were found in the yard; a cuitar and
some household articles of value were
found around the premises.
lt was known by a few that thc
lady's husband carried large sums of
money at times. Fortunately he had
deposited in a bank a very large sum
recently. This is the third attempt
tb rob bis rooms since last Friday
Mrs. Foulk's home has also been un
der the han for some weeks. Three
weeks ago a burglar successfully bur
glarized lier husband's room during
tlie night and relieved bira of $20, all
lie had in his pockets at the time.
Olllecr Hiers is the custodian of the
State house and has heavy expense
on accent of illness bub by scrupulous
saving had made some money, the
loss of which falls heavily on him.
AKsafisitiH Worked Cheaply.
A story is published to thc effect
that thc Servian army olliccrs who as
sassinated-King Alexander and Queen
Draga received payment as follows:
Thc Queen's brother-in-law, Col.
Machin, now commander of tue Hel
gradc and Danube divisions of tlie ar
my, $0,000. Col. Mischiteh, recently
departmental chief of thc ministry of
war, and two others, $1,800. Junior
uliicers from $400 to $1,000.- M. Ava
kumovies, for undertaking the leader
ship of the provisional government,
Lost on thc Deep.
On thc schooner-john IC. Kirkman,
which arrived at Newport, Va.,
Thursday night, arc two seamen of
tho crew of the Gloucester Ashing
schooner, J. T. Williams, which went
to pieces oh a reef off Cape Cod light
in the storm last Friday morning.
They are probably the only survivors
of the 14 men on board when the
schooner struck. Thc rescued men,
Walter J. Harris of Bangor, Mc, and
Charles Keeler of New York, were
picked up last Fiiday night 00 miles
cast of Capo Cod, after thc dory In
which they escaped.
SAD FATE OF A BOY.
Ho AV as 8 mot herod to Death Ina PM
Ernest, the 11-year-ohJ SOD L' Mr
and Mrs. John 'D. .'H.' Kl hard, of th
Baconian Chapel community, of New
berry county, met with a horribl
death Wednesday. He was in. hi
rather's cotton house, playing hld<
and seek with his little baby brother
when lie fell head-foremost Into a boll
which he had dug Into a pile of uottoi
and his life was smothered out. At
thc dinner hour at Mr. Ki nani's bonn
Friday, Mrs. Kinard asked her son
Ernest, to take his baby brother, r
little boy about three years of age
our. to play. As the boy started awaj
from the house with the baby he wai
asked-by his father where lie was go
iug, and replied that he was gol nj
to the cotton house to play. In abolit
an hour Mrs. Kinard called Ernest ti
dinner. Ile failed to answer and Mri!
Kinard, becoming alarmed, weut ti
the cotton house. She found her soi
in the pile of cotton dead. Theiptfi
little boys, sons of Mr. Kinardfnac
gone to the cotton house as the]
usually did every day, to play. Erhesl
was the oldest child. It is suppos?e
the children were playing hide ant
seek, and ernest fell into a hole about
four feet deep which he had dug lt
the pile of cotton. He was in tlih
position when taken out. lt wai
found that breath had left tbebody
The neighbors- were called In anc
every effort was' made to restore thc
little boy's life, but all to no avail.1-1:
Newberry News & Herald. '
A QUEER TALE.
A Dcfanltcr GiveB Remarkable . E*
pl mint ion ol'His Crime. .
The Mapleton State Bank at Maa
ka to, Minn., hms been closed pending
an investigation jf the books. Tin
assistant cashier, Alfred A. Buck, bai
disappeared. Mr. Buck went to Wal
ker a week ago Saturday on business
and left there, ostensibly for Duluth
on Tuesday, and since then notbini
has been heard from him. He is tin
only son of Judge Daniel Buck of thii
city, a former justice of the Supremi
?Court, who is president, and owner o
half the stock of the bank. A lette
from the missing official was found
saying that the shortage of the writ
er was $18,700, with the bank, and be
tween $7,000 and $8,000 with hil
1 father who had placed his persona
funds in his possession to loan. Tin
strangest feature of the occurrence li
the excuse given by young Buck foi
?taking the money. He disclaim;
I speculation or fast living. He ls 21
j years of agc. He informed his wift
j that twelve years ago he was raadf.
I the victim of blackmail .by a Ch'*4'T
! torn i ly, "paTO: toe. money ^^formuiueu
though not legally or morally hourn
to do so, and that this family has eve,
since from time to time held him up
He has paid every demand, fearing
the result of exposure on the health o
Iiis patents if he refused, and the to
tal amount paid over, he says, is $30,
U00. He has tidally obtained a receipt
Alo nu m< nt to a Hero.
Gentlemen of Augusta, Ga., in
terested in the Cahill monument move
ment have decided to order out ?
handsome and costly bronze tablet
bearing the inscription already select
ed, to record for'coming generation?
the name, deeds and birthplace ol
him whose noble sacrifice of his life
won the admiration of all. Tsvo yean
ago Patrick Cahill, a young Irishman,
in endeavoring to save the life of i
little girl, who fell from the bridgt
over the main level bf the canal, al
Fifteenth street, went down with tl?
victim and was drowned. Cahill wai
working on the bridge' gang of thc
city. They were reflooring the bridge,
The child fell into one of the openings,
where the flouring had been torn out,
On several other occasions Cahill har
risked Iiis life and saved drowning
persons. A subscription fund war
started to erect a m .miment to thc
hero. The monument has been placed
on the scene of his last heroic, deed,
Into this the bronze tablet will be in
Mr?. Tillman's Injuries.
A dispatch from Trenton says lt hal
developed that Mrs. Benjamin ll. Till
man, the wife ol'Senator Tillman, wai
more seriously injured in the runaway
two wee Us ago than was at first
thought. At present her condition li
improving, but the improvement ii
slow. For several days she was crltl
cally ill as a result from the shock ant
the injuries.she received, and a wee!
ago lt was feared her life was in gravi
danger, lt is nuw thought that al
danger is past. Mrs. Tillman, While
out driving with her son, Mr. B. R,
Tillman, Jr., was thrown from tin
vehicle and received very severe and
painful gashes ti pon thc head and face
The horse attached to jlie buggy wai
frightened and became '.nmanageabli
and ran away.
Created n Punic
"While going from Washington ti
Pittsburg on the Pennsylvania Rail
road it was discovered A. Rasyona, i
servant employed at the Japanesi
legation in Washington, was suffering
from smallpox. The conductor sus
pected that there was somethihf
wrong and Seul ?i message U) Hunting
ton, where a physician discovcret
symptoms of smallpox. Passen ge ri
lied frantically, and it was with great
dilllculty that a serious crush was prc
vented. Tile car doors were lucked
and from Huntlngto to AI toona
nearly 50 miles, the Japanese was th
solitary occupant of the coach. Hen
he was removed to a pest house.
KouiomhoriiiK Otu* Dead.
A monument to thc Con f?d?r?t
soldiers from thc State of South Caro
lina who fell in the war between tin
States was dedicated at Grccnwooi
Thursday afternoon. The dedicator;
address was delivered by Judge W?
liam T. Gary, of Augusta, win
eulogized Southern womanhood am
the part It played in the days of 18liU
?f>. The monument is thirty-live fee
high, thc panels on which the inscrlp
tions are At\*j are from thc granit
quarries of ?Vermont. Tlioremainde
of the grahlte In the monument is iron
j'?BlAL OE WHAM.
The^efendaifO? the Stand T3Ra of
Sffi i " ihe M rder. '
WHAM PLEADS SELF BEFEN CE
l?o Adm Us Wrltitiic ai? j l inproper
"bte to the Niece of tho Mun
Whom H.* Shot
- . 'Down.
Jfclt^so bf the State vs John G.
.W?afe^h?rged with the murder or
?.JlV,^?tumage on the Oth o? last July,
vvi?a^i^'at Laurens last week. L.
SV;ilV4mug? was shot and killed by
th?.^fVnd?t.ir?bn G. Wham July 0
last; 1ft.'the yard of the latter who had
b??^^tlediuppn by the deceased to
exh^T^i-:''arid: '..-reach a settlement.
?rOtCi?bly If possible certain conduct
?i:egat^ed reprehensible and.charged to
(:\Vt^?V^ibward'a niece of Mr. Ramage.
?W^S 'admit'ttd that his plight was
bad'.aiid agreed to make acknuwledg
medt \at the proper time and that
wqujtjibo from bis'viewpoint when his
preacher would be present, probably
tlVat;ilay.. Ramage insisted that he go
Ovqr jijb bnce and explain to Mr. Slinp
soo's^upilly. He declined and went
backYlh Xhe house having met Ramage
and" his companion at the gate. Ram
age ijti seems entered the gate without
belhgiihvlted and proceeded to the
back Gt the:house going around. In a
momept Wham appeared at an up
stairs Avibdow and ordered Blakcly
who 1) ad accompanied Ramage to
leave/;As he was withdrawing he
heard the shot. Wham shot Ramage
with' ? parler rille and immediately
The)State had ten witnesses, two of
whqm.lwere ladles Mrs. .Thos. Simpson,
mother of the young woman, whose life
the d?rondanti is alleged to have tried
t?;w"rekk,and Mr. Jas. P. Dillard of
Tylerville. Mrs. Simpson told of the
not? .recelved by ber daughter from
Wham, Inviting ber over to spend the
evening-explaining that a young lady,
a relative, was visiting at his nome,
etc." '?he. witness when shown the
note at Once realized that there must
bo so ajW'ml stake, so mei hing wrong be
caus?^she Knew Mrs. Wham and lier
company were at Clinton spending the
lifternopn and that the note therefore
;wa^'a's[eception and an insult to the
da?gh|er.an?: the family. Taking the
daughter, witness proceeded to
Whangs- house only a few hundred
yards distant across the road, and de
manded an explanation of Iiis conduct.
?Vt.flr^die said the note in question
had bee(p found on the dresser written
presumably by his young lady visitor
?j anti[addressed to Miss yimpson, that
.he H^rilv oicked it up and dispatched
? u_^VT.y . A^'?J**?..*?.?a^-ii?vtv'ri-yi^-viic3-:V|^??- J
dent-1 'Anally however "fie admitted
that hrj was tbe'author of the offen
sive missive. Mr. Reid Blakcly -who
went wPb Ramage to Wham told
bow lacy were met at the iront gate
an i that Wham seemed to be willing
to appologizc but did not suit to go
then and turned to go back into the
house. Witness said to Ramage "bet
ter not let him go back," whereupon
Ramage followed but did not enter
the house, going around to thc rear.
Presently he heard shots. Called to
deceased but received no response.
Knew he was shot, but Mr. Wham re
fused to let him and tlie others who
had arrived go to the body of their
dead friend. :
Wham and his wife who was the.only
eve witness to the shooting, testified
in his hehair. Wham showed little or?1
no hesitancy in making his statement
and declared he believed wheu he li rod
the fatal shot bis life was in imminent
danger; that Ramage had his pistol
leveled at bim and was standing with
in ten feet of him, when- quick as a
Hash he presented . Iiis rille and tired,
killing Ramage, who had ciuered his
yard unhidden and who was trying to
prevent his escape from his own house;
He admitted sending notes and tte
visits of the Simpsons, including the
old gentleman to his house, and the
discussion concerning the import of
the note. He denied cursing Mrs.
Simpson as had been stated, saying
that he used the language with refer
ence to the party who told her or any
of the family that he had Stole his
property as chaigeu by the lady upon
her second visit to his house. Thc
note was sent Monday morning.
Tuesday he heard there was going to
he trouble so he left home and lay out
that night, Wednesday and Wednes
day night. He saw that Ramage and
Blake'ly had a" gun in their buggy
when he met them at the gate and lie
refused to go with them to thc Simp
son house simply because he bad no
friend to go with* him at that time.
His wife substantially corroborated
al) her husband had sworn
went out and beggea Mr. Rn tu i,
leave and followed him arou-ui 1
house. Justas he got ?round$h?", w
Wham appear at the back door. Mr
Ramage, drew his pistol and a shot,
from her husband's gun was tired, olie
was looking at Ramage. Slit-1 was
cool and told her story quietly. The
case will be concluded Friday.
An Unfortunate CUNC.
Thc Augusta Evening Herald says
a woman dressed in the garb of mourn
ing add much under thc inllucnce of
lin intoxicant arrived In Augusta on
the Southern trait', from Barnwell, S.
C., Wednesday morning. She was
thought to - be sick when thc train
reached the union station and Capt.
Tanner, the station master, made her
as comfortable as possible in thc wait
ing room, lt later was discovered that
the woman was not sick, but was un
der the inlluencc of liquor. Capt.
Tanner had sent for Dr. A. C. Wilde,
who made an examination of tile wo
man and pronounced liersulferhig from
intoxicants. She appears to be about
.10 years of age and looks to he of a re
(iront IiOKH ol' Lifo.
Advices from Mazatlin, Mexico,
state that the terrific storm, wblob
visited that city and vicinity a few
days ago, caused considerable loss of
life. In the city sixteen were killed I
and a number of others injured. Ships |
in the harbor also suffered much dam
age. The Danish schooner Clara was |
entirely wrecked and th? captain and
fourteen sailors wero drowned.
For MiHSin g Millionaire, li ut no Truer
< ls Yet Found.
The disappearance from the Wise
County, (Va.), mountains of E. Li.
Wentz, the young millionaire, is still
a gnat mystery, notwithstanding the
earnest work of a thousand men form
ing a searching party. The party is
now divided into 10 squads of a hun
dred each, and the searoh is being rex
tended along Black Mountain. The
missing man's father had' not. been
notiHi'd of the disappearance of hixson
officially until Wednesday. Tne aged
man gaye out a statement in Phil.i l??
phia tliat he was: dumbfounded, a >d
could hut understand the theory, of
murder, as his ison had no enemies.
The rather is on the; way tu Big Stone.
Gap, Vd., having'left Philadelphia
Wednesday night. It ls glven'out here
that While young Wehl ?was an ' ad
mirably young man, still he had in
curred the enmity of certain mono
taineers. When Wentz left Big Stone
Gap it is stilted he was to have joined
the sheriff that day to serve warrants
un certain trespassers, who had felled
chestnut trees on the land of the
Virginia Coal and Iron Company
Chestnut trees had been fresblly cut
at every point where the young mill
ionaire would have gone.. The theory
that Wentz was murdered by outla,w
and his body hld away is most plausl '
ble. Certain of the mountaineers who
gave up humes at a nominal figure
when mountain lands were bought up
by capitalists Hf teen years ago, have
ever since cherished the feeling that
they had been cheated out of their
property. An idea of how cheaply
those lands sold to capitalize is gained
in the statement that coal -properties
in Southwest Virginia, owned by the
Wentz family, were bought for $100,
000. The same properties are now es
timatcd to be worth $2,000,000.
A Brave Girl;
The heroic conduct of a young lady
of Linares, Mex., during the recent
yellow fever epidemic there, has at
tracted thc attention of President
Diaz and thc Mexican congress and a
medal has been conferred uporrher
Thc name of this young woman is
Miss Manuela Flores, and she is the
daughter of the mayor of Linares
When the epidemic of yellow fever was
raging in the city, thousands of peo
pie were stricken and among these
was Mayor Flores. His daughter as
sumed the duties of mayor and has
capably directed the affairs of the city.
The population of the city was reduc
ed from 15,000 to less than 3,000 as a
result of death and the panic due to
the epidemic, All the city officials
were stricken with the fever and died,
and the burden of directing the af
fairs of the city fell upon Miss Flores,
the governor giving her full power to
ac tas. mayor of.the city. _ ^
Race Pride. '
Ttecau8e of their pride of race, the
Ubicahominy Indians of King William
county, Virginia, have disfranchised
themselves, and not one of them can
vote under the new constitution of
Virginia. A telegram to the New
York Tribune says: "The new or
ganic law provided for only two class
es, and as the Indians could not be
registered under the class for whites,
they refused to be classed with the
negroes, and as a consequence refused
to oe registered at alli Their pride
of birth will cost them their votes,
lind they have no redress, as the num
ber of Indians In the state is so small
that it was not thought necessary to
provide a special class for them un
der the fr.tnehise clause of the new
The Outlook in Cotton.
W. P. Brawn, the new cotton king,
announces on his return to New Or
leans that the bull campaign In which
Iiis syndicate actually handled 300,000
bales of cotton has been a complete
success, lie predicts that the success
af thc corner inaugurated by him will
permanently raise the" price of cotton.
On the other hand it ls reported that
the New England mill men have en
tered into an agreement to refrain
from purchasing cotton except in
small lots from time to time, hoping
in this i way to diminish the demand
in the autumn and winter to such an
extent as to hold down the price of
cotton. Whether they can succeed in
their aims a doubtful.-Thc State.
The Subsidy Steal.
The Washington correspondent of
Lhe Chicago Tribune reports that
Agents of the ocean steamship trust
?ire collecting in the government de
partments data to be used in an at
tempt to revive the ship subsidy bill
when congress meets. Commenting
editorially upon this statement, the
'i" une says: "This is to bc expect
The man who has once set out
..e hunt for a subsidy never aban
?nos it." 1 Mr. Hanna set out on the
hunt for' a subsidy and yet he has de
clined to enter into a joint debate
with his opponent on the ground that
?.?jere is nothing to discuss. Mr.
lianna is one of the chief promoters
of this ship subsidy scheme.
A Fine Bit al'Diplomacy.
At Vincennes, Ind., recently a di
vorce was granted to a woman and in
the order she was prohibited from
marrying within two years. The
newspaper dispatches say that the wo
man arose ft nd dramatically declared
that the judge could make lt ten
years so far as she was concerned.
She said she was done with men as she
had had enough experience; but before
thc astonished judge and lawyers had
time to recover, thc woman added
that she had reference only to men
outside of the court room. That was
a tine blt of diplomacy, and might
suggest an opening for such talents
in the court-circles of Europe.
If laws against tramps and vaga
bonds are to be enforced In the north,
the Southern States may expect an
even more formidable Invasion of that
class, particularly during the winter
months. Tramps are annoying enough
in the cities but in thc country they
are a menace to the unprotected,
many of them being able-bodied ruf
fians. If ourlawa against vagrants
were enforced tho building of public
roads would progress rapidly during
cold weather .-Tho State.
IETXBR FROM A JU??R
l'o tho Editor ?if tho 8piirtuiiburf-_
Journal About. th?Verdict.
The following has been received
from one of the celebrated Lexington
juror, one;of the men who think itali
right to assassinate an unarmed and
unsuspecting man (ive months after,
sause for: anger had been given and
after he had b..en thrown off his
nu i rd:
Spartan nurg, S C.
.ii '. ? . ? ? ?V.
I have read your article In the co
lumbia state which was an' intuit to
Eyery'Jurymao.who Sit-1 on i^hSl?Tf ji
man case, not only un insult tu that
body of men, but to the Judges who
was concerned in the case, you are
following tn the steps of the decease
Editor, abusing your liberty," 1 wish
t>? be polite in this matter and show
more wisdom than'you did lu writing
up the Lexington court, that tried
James H. Tillman. -To make my let
ter brief, I refer you to the annals of
History when you will fail to find a
single conviction of any mah for shoot
ing an Editor. The State and counsel
for same was satisfied with, the Vedict,
otherwise the state could havegoue to
the appeal courts, the Masses have ac
cepted the verdict :as fair bub seem
ingly the press wants more blood
which can be found by walking ?n the
foot prints of "?ST G. "Gonzales, Mr. Gon
zales was an able man, but unfortu
nately he made a great mistake by
abusing the liberty of his. press, thc
courts have sustained the d?fendant
by which all law abiding citizens
should be satisfied, If I was an Editor
and not satisfied with the Defendant's
acquittal and had the grit to follow
my pen, I would certainly invite the
Defendant to Entertain rae beyond
the Georgia lines which would be more
patriotic to my fellowman than to sit
in my sanctum and abuse him with my
pen,, In Extending this invitation
mention above I would say to my Bro.
Editor If I should prove the unfortu
nate one in the affair not to call it
Murder but suicide by the abuse of
liberty with the wrong man, now, Mr.
Editor with the kindest of feelings to
wards all Editors will you kindly
?Ive this note roora in your paper and
isle the the columbia state to copy
same ara not hunting a . contriversy
out will assure the press that any
jomments made same will be answer
Very Truly yours.
W. I. Risinger.
Lexington, S. O
In justification of the statement
?hat the jury was composed of ignor
int men the readers is invited to note
?hat this man says the prosecution
vas satis fied wi th the. yerd|c^_because
?pp?al was taken* to'^tiTe^supretrfe "no
jo?rt." Every citizen intelligent
inough to alt on a jury -ows that
he state has no appeal in criminal
ases, the defendant only enjoying
hat privilege. Probably this jury
ound Tillman not guilty thinking
hat if their judgment was an error
he supreme court would correct it.
Phi's juror tells what he would do if he
vas an editor. Ile does not happen
o be an editor, to the good fortun? of
he newspaper profession. He also
onfuses us by referring to the "An
lalsol' History." We have been un
.ble to find a copy or that publication,
nit have no doubt that this juror
CHOWS more ahout history than we do,
o we will take his word for it. We
>rint his communication cheerfully
md if it wijl make the public think
my more of him and his 11 colleagues
,hcy are welcome to the service.
SHOT IN THE CITY HALL.
\ Policeman Probably Killed in the
Presence of the Mayor.
Ati Savannah-Ga., Policeman Chas,
ti. Collins was shot down in the may?
>r's office In the city hall Friday after*
loon by Henry G. Green, an art
lealer. The shooting occured in the
Dresence of Mayor Myers, the superin
tendent of police, the recorder, the
mairman of council, several alderman
ind a number of citizens. Collins was
ihot through the breast and will prob
Policeman Collins was nndcr inves
Jgatlon by the mayor on charges
igo Collins arrested Green on the
itreets as suspicious character. As a
natter of fact, Green is well known
n the city, having been connected
?vith thc postolllce for a number of
There had been several robberies
md burglaries reported to the police,
collins saw a man standing or "loiter
ing on the sidewalk in the ncighbor
lood of where the burglaries had
jccurred about 2 o'clock in the moro
ng and arrested him. The man proved
Lo be Green, who explained that he
was only waiting for a friend. The
policeman refused to accept the ex
planation and locked Green up with
Dut giving bira an opportunity to see
his friends or arrange for bail.
The next morning the recorder im
posed a tine on Green, who appealed
10 thc mayor and lodged Complaint
ugainst Collins. The complaint was
under investigation this afternoon.
Oreen had testified and Collins was
cross questioning him.
Collins asked a question which re
flected on Green's morality. Quick as
11 Hash Green pulled a pistol and. tired.
Collins arase and attempted to get his
pistol out of thc holster, but was
caught by the chief of police and re
strained! Collins was taken to a hos
pital and Green was locked up at the
The Maryland Trust company,
heavy backers of Mexican railway
securities, and thc Union Trust com
pany, fiscal agents for the South and
Western railway in Virginia, both
failed on Monday, the two failures
succeeding each other in rapid succes
sion and causing great excitement in
Pal ti more financial circles. Thc total
liabilities of the two companies exceed
ten million dollars. Money wai
promptly shipped into Baltimore and
thc "situation was relieved. These
failures was followed on Wednesdaj
by the failure of a big bank in Pitts
AiNUJlY AND PIQUED.
Canadians Refusedto ??ga' the Alas
ka . Boundary line.
AND THE FEELING!* BETTER.
Tho Mountain Ut no Adopted <31vea .
tho Uni tod State? All tho Terri
tory in Dispute l?olutliotr
t|ie Ci i aw t.
An engrossed copy 'of the Alaskan
award "was signed ju London. Wednes- .
diiy. The Canadians declined.;to .sign
the award, und in c'mseq?eue? of the
attitude maintained py ;the Canadian
commissioners Lord Chief Justice ..
Alversiune' diclded not to hold the
proposed public meeting nf the Alas- ! '
kan Boundary commission, but' to '.
hand the decision to Messrs. Foster .
and Sirt?n, respectively, the agents
of the American and Canadian govern- ;
The Canadian commissioners not
only declined to sign the award, bot
th'jy said they publicly withdrew from'
the commission. They as well as the..;,
Canadians connected with the case,
are very bitter. Telegrams from
Premier Laurier and other pro
persona in Cana*-";,, shows t':.'
ment is shared generally thro!?,
the dominion. . ., "
Messrs. Ayleswortta and'Jett ..id
submit contrary opinions to the tri
bunal so as, to go oQiciaily on record,
and while they, decline . to-sign the ."
award, they signed maps agreed On by,. :
Messrs. Jett aad Aylesworth, the ..
Canadiau commissiouers, In their
statement of reasons for refusing the
record, say they consider the Undings1 1
of the tribunal regarding the Island at
the eutrance of the Portland channel ?
and the mountain line not a judicial
one. They said:
1 We urged our views ?? strongly os
we were able, but we have been com
pelled to witness sacrifice of the in
terests of Canada. We are powerless to
prevent it, though satisfied that the
course which a majority was deter
mined to pursue in respect to tbe mat
ters above specially referred to ignored?
the just rights of Canada."
Tue mountain line adopted as a
boundary lies so far from the coast as
to give United States substantially all
the territory in dispute. The line
when completed clears all the bays and
inlets and means of access to the sea,
giving thc United States a complete
land barrier between Canada and the
sea from Portland canal to Mount St.
Around thc head of the Lynn canal
line follows the watershed, somewhat
in accordance with tbe present pro
visional boundary. The award relat
ing to the Portland .canal gives toe ; _
.United States two-; islands, . Kannau- -,-:
1 ghunu?'a?d.Sltk?laui, commanding the
entrance of Portland channel and an
ocean passage to Port Simpson and
destroying strategic value of Wales
and Pearse Islands, which are given
t acL'U Hui m Up.
A special dispatch from Washing
ton to the-Atlanta Journal sayB if
there is any departmental perfor
mance which merits congressional
curiosity aud inquiry just now, it is
developing, in the department ot
agriculture. This week millions and
millions of packages of seed of all
kinds which go to the quota of con
gressmen have been chucked into the
furnace of the engine room out at the
department grounds and destroyed.
These seed constitute what was a lit
tle while-ago valued at something like
S30.00U. lt was seed left over af ter
the last distribution, it being tba rule
after the completion of the* giving of
quotas to senators and representa
tives, the work being completed tho
first of April of each year, to bold the
surplus and Pu rn it over to the con
gressmen lor future use. A recent
inspection of this seod discovered the
whole stock a mass of rottenness and
worms. They were hurried
ly cast into burning. This is seed of
stock bought in the open market at
the sweet pleasure as to patrons of
Purchasing Agent Peters. There.is
no competition. Mr. Peters may buy
from whom ho pleases. He is regard
ed as one ot the scientists of the de
partment, of whom the Hon. Joe Can
non, speaker-to-be, said last spring,
' wb^eT^g^^^2" 3 Hi>n ?r
Don't Jump Up.
Don't jump up the first thing your
eyes are open. Remember that while
voil sleep the vital organs aro at rest.
The vitality is lowered and the circu
lation not so strong. A sudden spring
out of bcd is a shuck to these organs,
especially to the heart, as it starts to
pumping the blood suddenly. Take
your time in getting up. Tawn
and stretch. Wake up slowly. Give
thc vital organs a chance to resume
their work gradually. Notice bow a
baby wakes up. lt stretches its arms
and legs, rubs its eyes and yawns and
wakes up slowly. Watch a kitten
wake up. First it stretches out one
leg, then another, rubs its face, rolls
over and stretches the whole body.
The birds do not wake up and Uy as
soon as their eyes are open; they shake
out their wings and stretch, their legs,
waking up slowly. This is the natu
ral way to wake up. Don't jump up
suddenly, don't be in such a hurry but
stretch and yawn and yawn and stretch
Stretch the arms and legs; stretch tue
Tho Kqimlity Hut too.
The "Equality" Button is just now
disturbing Republican leaders. A dis
patch to tho New York World, under
date of Chicago, September 21, Bays:
"Charles II. Thomas, a whlto Re
publican of this city, has evolved a
campaign hutton for which his party
will not stand sponsor, lt represents
President Roosevelt at dinuor with
Booker T. Washington. Across tho
i face of the picture ls thc word
'Equality.' Thc zealous Mr. Thomas
i wisned to impress upon thc colored
1 brother the idea that tho only way to
i the higher life was to vote the Re-,
i publican ticket. His brilliant Idea
I is depicted in thc campaign button,
i Thousands of tho buttons are being
' worn by colored mon in Chicago and
. thc domand throughout tho country is