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VOL. XXVII. BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FMpAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903. NO. 14.
A BRUTAL MURDER
Henry Patrick Shoots and Cut? Hi?|
'*- : Wife to Death. . ?
LITTLE ANNIE'S TESTIMONY.
Crazed by Drink, the lu furl uteri Hus?
band Accuses His Wire or Un
faithfulness and Thon
: Bennettsville had a shocking mur
der on last Tuesday week, the particu
lars of which are most revolting. A
dispatch to the State says:
A ghastly sight met the gaze of |
those who went to the home of Henry
Patrick, a three-room cottage in the
southeastern portion of Bennettsville
near the cotton mill Tuesday morning.
On the iloor, face downward in a pool
of her own blood, lay the dead body of I
Mrs. Mary Ellen Patrick with a gun I
Bhot wound just under ber left ear and
Six gashes made with a knife or razor,
across her throat. In another room
was part of a bed soaked In blood and
two little cbildrcn, a boy of 2 and a |
girl of 6, seeming not to realize that
their mother had been murdered by
their father. There is but one known |
eye-witness to the tragedy-that ls|
the girl, little Annie May. Her story
told at the coroner's inquest today IK
as follows: I was in bed with mamma
asleep and was waked up by the fuss.
Papa was cursing mamma about a j
note she wrote to Raleigh Stewart.
Kit Cox told him about tue note, he I
cursed Kit and told her if she didn't j
get out he would cut her brains out |
and Kit went out. Mamma was sit
-tlng up in bed. She told papa to take I
that gun away and be shot her. She |
fell down on the bed and got blood on
my arm. He told her, "Damn youl
and Raleigh Stewart too." ne was
cursing every kind of a way anti was
standing up by the bed. After he
shot her he pulled her out of the bed
and dragged ber into another room.
Papa and I went to a negro house on
Mr. Capel's place. After he shot I
Mamma papa told him if he didn't get |
up and make a fire for his little girly i
to warm he would shoot his old house
down. The negro brought papa home
and put bim in the porch and be went
to sleep. I tried, to go to sleep but I
couldn't and Mr. Carpenter came and 1
carried me to his bouse. Raleigh was ]
? here when pa came home last night.
Mamma was writing a letter to Ral
eigh and gave it to him herself. Pa
told him if he didn't get away from
here he would shoot his guts out.
The collateral evidence gathered from
several other witnesses is summed up1
- below..; :
* --mrs.'Kit Cox, a woman about 301
years old, who recently came here
from Stanley county, North Carolina,
was boarding at Patricks. She said I
Bhe had heard no threats or fuss but
left the house because Patrick was|
drinking and slept on the floor in an
unoccupied house the rest of the |
night. She beard the gun a few min
utes after she left Patrick's. Two I
young men, Raleigh T. Stewart and
Walter S. Carpenter, spent the even
ing at Patrick's home and drank with
the men and then left again. Car
penter swore that while they were
there Mrs. Patrick wrote a note and I
handed it to Stewart. Stewart after
ward handed one to her. The young
man left between 9 and 10 o'clock.
When Carpenter got home he found
Patrick there and they again drank
together. Patrick left there between
ll and 12., Carpenter's father said
the gun fired after 1. Soon afterward I
Patrick and his little girl came over
and the girl said: "Pa has killed'
mamma." Patrick showed Carpenter
his hand and it was bloody. Carpen
ter sent for the sheriff and he found
Patrick lying at his steps in adrunken
stupor. He had to be carried to jail I
in a buggy and was carried up the
steps. He said nothing about thc
killing. Stewart denied knowing
anything about any note. "1 think
that is a mistake," he said. "I did
not receive any note." Stewart isa|
brother of J. T. Stewart, contractor
for the woodwork on A. J. Matheson'sl
new residence and is himself at work ?
on the building. Patrick ls a well
known character here. He has been
living until about two months ago on
Matheson street, near the depot. He
was for a long time employed by the
Marlboro Wholesale grocery. He is a I
strong, robust man, weighing about |
200. His wife weighed little more
t han half of that. Mrs. Patrick was
a daughter of John O. Sanders, an old
and well known citizen of JJcnnctts
vllle. Your correspondent saw Pat
rick on Wednesday afternoon and
asked him if he had anything to say
for publication. He said he was very
sorry the accident occurred, but that I
it was purely an accident. "I was
loading my gun," he said, "and it
went off. Mrs. Cox was there when
it occurred, and I think Raleigh Stew
art was there too. Sheriff Green has |
my knife and there is no blood on lt."
A Valuable Tree.
It is reported by consul general
Guenther that a new plant has been
discovered in South America that
promises to supplant thc sugar cane
and sugar beet. This plant is said to
contain a large amount of saccharine
matter aud a high percentage of
natural sugar properties which are
easy to extract. It is said to be easy
to Cultivate iu oiimatcs like those of
tho southern portion of thc United
States and according to experimente
made by the discoverer, tho director
of the agricultural institute of Asun
cion, this plant is said to yield a sugar
which ls from twenty to thirty times
as sweet as ordinary cane or beet
Tho Deadly HotSuppor.
At a hot supper in Rock Mills town
ship in Anderson county Thursday
night Sump Reed and Shug Jones got
Into a difficulty, Recd drew his pistol
and began shooting. He failed to hit
the man he was shooting at but one of
his bullets lilt Jones' brother, Will
Jones, in thc eye and killed him In
stantly. Reed fired two shots after
killing Jones and then Bald lt was
about time for him to bo going and
left the house and has not been seen
since. All parties arc negroes.
QOS If? THE IR DIRTY WORK.
A Number of People Were Robbed by
Tue report that the "grafters," fak
irs, illm-ilammers, shell workers and
pickpockets had - moved on Columbia
from the Greensboro, N. C., fair was
not an Idle one by any means. Tho
Columbia State endeavored to give
sufficient warning. Wednesday at the
union depot the pickpockets played
havoc among the passengers as they
crowded each other getting oft the
trains, while bearding street cars at
the union station, and during the
fierce jams on Main street Wednesday
night tlie pickpockets found the pleas
ure seekers easy prey.
Dr. I. M. Hair o' Union was reliev
ed of a $2uo d ia fno un stud as he was
boarding a street car at tho station.
Two boys caught him in me act and
pointed out the man to Dr., Hair, who
left the car and caught the thiel and
held him until a policeman arrived.
At the police station by a shrewd
move the culprit threw the diamond
in a sewer and Hushed it with water.
Efforts are being made-to recover it.
A thorough search will be made.
At the union station a lady friend
of Mr. B. W. liolin or Sumter rushed
up and said that her purse, contain
ing 837, had been snatched in the hur
ry of getting off the train. Mr. 13olin
replied to his friend to not worry as
he had $150 or S17C with him and that
she was welcome to all she wanted;
then he reached into his trouser pock
et and found that his wallet, too, had
been stolen. Mr. T. S. Galloway lost
all be had as he and his wife were
boardiug a street carat thc union sta
Mr Mark Stoney of Edge?eld had
bis pocket picked at the union station
also as he was boarding a street car.
They got all he had-$22. Mr. Thos.
E. Harmon of Newberry lost all he
had with him. Mr. Harmon could not
tell when he was touched. All he
knew his purse and its contents, $25,
The most affecting scene of yester
day was a very old couple standing off
from the crowds at the fair grounds
weeping. Every cent they had was
gone-not even car rare was left. Their
loss was 805. Wednesday night num
bers of robberies were reported-vic
tims losing large sums of money. Very
few watches have been' snatched as
the grafters Und lt little trouble to
Mud the ready cash in most instances.
The police have been active.. Graf
ters and (lim-liam mers have been ar
rested with all manner of crooked de
vices on their persons. One of these
bunco games, is worked with two
small pocket knives, apparently iden
tical, with spring blades. One knife
Is worked very readily and the other
is a dummy which cannot be opened.
There aro a number .of ingenlous.ways
to force an average man to net he can
open the spring knife, the fliin-il?m
mer dexterously substitutes the dum
my knife, enforcing the victim to lose
his bet. An intelligent looking boy
from Marion, who has attended South
Carolina college, was done for $35 in
this manner yesterday while standing
In front of the "hkyscraper." It was
estimated from the reports that over
$1,000 had been stolen Wednesday by
Mr. H. II. Evans, a well known
member of the board of directors of
the State dispensary, was robbed of a
diamond shirt stud Thursday He
was caught in the jam in thc main
building, a lady being at one side and
a gentleman at the other shaking
hands with him. A woman got his
pin, which is quite a valuable bit of
jewelry. Mr. Evans was unable, to
stop the thief for there were so many
ladies arounu. The woman passed the
pin to a male confederate and both
were swallowed up in the crowd.
Mr. E. W. Wilson, a well known
Columbian, had his purse containing
$25 filched from his pocket \wiile in a
crowd near the race track; Mr. T. L.
Johnson of Newberry lost $15 at the
fair grounds; Mr. T. M. Davis, a farm
er of Lee county was robbed of $30,
every cent he had, as he was getting
off a street car up town.
The llim-ilammer.s found some ready
victims durinir the day. The pen
knife thimble-riggers caught several
victims. Mr. Millege Blackwell, a
Columbia carpenter living on Wood
row avenue, had a memorable exper
ience with a pair of these blacklegs.
The Record says thc pickpockets ar
rested Wednesday for stealing a dia
mond pin from a gentleman from the
upcountry waived a preliminary ex
amination this morning and were sent
to jail. It is supposed that ?me of the
pickpockets, fearing detection, as the
police were after him he dropped the
pin in a sink at the union depot. The
police employed plumbers to take up
the pipes, but thc pin lias not been
found. The pickpockets have employ
ed lawyers to defend them.
A Faithful Milliliter.
Rev. William T. Warrington, one of
the oldest ministers in Indiana, has
resigned from Hie pastorate of the
First Christian Church of Hagertown,
on account of continued poor health.
Ile has served as minister for almost
tifty years. His salary the lirst year
was $50. This was increased each
year thereafter by $50 until it reach
ed the sum of $4.5u0 per year. He
then refused to accept any further In
crease, althuugh it was urged upon
himtodoso. Rev. Mr. Warrington
built church edifices at Darlington,
Wingate, Thorntown, Antioch, New
Salem, Hagerstown, Boston, Ind., and
A Hideous Murder.
A Special from Littleton, N. C.,
says: A hideous murder was com
mitted on an excursion train from the
Weldon fair Wednesday night by an
unknown negro and for no apparent
cause. While the train Was discharg
ing passengers at Summit, this Slate,
a negro walked up beside Levy All
good, a colored man of Macon, N. C.,
saying, "Hello, Allgood," and thrust a
knife luto his throat, severing all the
main artcrhs and wind pipe. Allgood
ran Into the car and died in less than
ten minutes. Thc murderer made
good his escape.
A monument to Gen. Sherman has
been unveiled at Washington. There
are a few of the 18(i4 style of Sherman
monuments still standing in GeorgTa
and South Carolina.
SEND J?EGEO AWAY.
Is tlie Only Baoe Problem Solution
Says Bishop Turner.
CLAMORING POR AFRICAN HOME.
White and Black People Con Never
Understand Each Other and
Should Not Live Together
Hating Each Other \
"This nation or its aggreg \ed peo
ple will either have to open up a high
way to Africa for- the discontented
black man or the negro question will
hinder this Government. There will
be no peace to tbe United States os
long ns the negro question is an issue.
I will tell the black man what John
Temple Graves thought, but was re
luctant to express. Your very exis
tence depends upon separation. At
present there is no Christian unity,
much less civil and political unity. A
shameful division prevails."
In these strong terms Bishop H. M.
Turner, one of thc oldest and ablest
colored ministers' In the South, ad
dressed himself to a mass meeting of
his race at Atlanta recently. His ad
dress was in large measure a reply to
the Rev. H. S. Bradley, who had op
posed the separation of the race.
Bishop Turner has for many years ad
vocated the movement of the negro
to Africa, and bis address, as was ex
pected, dealt with the question in
plain language. In part he said:
DO NOT UNDKU8TAND NKGKO.
"The bulk of white men know but
little about tho inner feelings and
idiosyncrasies of the negro. When
they speak about black men emigrat
ing to better their conditions they
signally, by reason of the fact that it
is not a question that concerns them
enough to give it deep and protracted
thought. 1 know there are many
white mp.n who rldft Int? popularity
by pretending to know all about the
negro, but they only know the igno
rant and scullions side of him. lu
this country, where white represents
God and black the devil, but little
thought is giver, to the black man's
future. Everything that concerns
the negro is whittled down to the
present contingencies, and the eternal
future which involves and contem
plates change, revolution, mutation
and destiny of races 1B but little
thought of and if thc negro does not
think about it himself it will receive
but little attention and our statuB as
a race, to use the language of the
elder Judge Lumpkin, is so ignoble,
and the foolish scare-crow of social
equality bas become such a hobgoblin
with the ignorant masses that we are
further apart in-spiritv ajnd syrnpaji?y;
than'heaven and belT We are as
innorant of each other as races as if
we did not live in the same world.
The very conditions that surround
and confront us forbid a white mau
from having any palpable knowledge
of the negro, and I could bring a hun
dred . illustration's to establish this
fact. It was veri (led the other night
in Dr. Bradley's address, when he said
the negroes were American citizens
and did not wish to be scparagated.
NO UK AL CITIZENSHIP.
"The doctor says the negro is an
American citizen. I wish -he were
correct. Twelve millions of colored
people of the United States would
throw their hats heaven higli if this
declaration about the citizenship of
the negro was a reality or could be
established. Surely the doctor has
not been apprised of the fact that the
conclave in Washington, D. C., called
the United States Supreme Court, has
issued a legislative decision taking
away every vestige of his ci vii rights,
and in the recent Alabama case has
declared his political rights a nullity,
and outside of the right to pay taxes
and work the roads he has not a single
right that would prompt him to be ti
man. 1 woiild not mention thc de
gradation this decision or these decis
ions (for there are three, of them) have
indicted upon the negro in detail, hut
it would be tu:i voluminous and do uo
good; but I will give $f>OU If any man
will show me such a decision from any
other Court of last resort in the
"I beg to ask the doctor if he could
have any respect for any man, or any
set of men, who would sit quietly un
der the condition of things that con
front the negro in this country. If
lie wants to know what 1 mean, just
let him color his face (fur white is not
a color) and attempt to be a man and
a gentleman for one day, and he will
understand the meaning thoroughly.
CLAMORING KUH AFHICAN HOM li.
"1 have been singled uut in this
country as the chief factor In the Afri
can emigration movement, and as such
I believe that 1 have received all or
100,000 letters, some of them contain
ing dozens and dozens of names, who
are clamoring for transportation con
veniences anti cheap rates from this
to the land of our ancestors in order
that they may return to Africa with
out having to pay their way to New
York city, then to Liverpool and then
to Africa which they have tu do at
present, costlug them more on the
cars to New York than white peuple
liave to pay from Queenstown, Liver
pool, Hamburg and other points to
come to New York, Philadelphia, Bos
ton, New Orleans and Savannah.
"Think of it-557 steamers, besides
sailing ships, are hugging tlie shores
or Africa the year round irom Europe
and not one from tho United States.
"A United States Senator from a
Southern State said to me some time
ago: 'I am opposed to your emigra
tion agitation, especially about return
ing to Africa in any numbers. You
are keeping up an unnecessary excite
ment. But lie finally said: 'Remem
ber, Turner, 1 am opposed to it as a
white man, as your race furnishes Us
with cheap and obedient labor, but If
I were a negro I will be d-if I
would not leave this country before
the sun goes down.'
COULD I1UI LD UP A NATION.
"When I speak of separation I do
not mean that everybody will go, or
must go; I ara only contending that
there should bea highway made across
the Atlantio (only 3,?150 miles from
the City Hall of Now York,) for sucn
black men and women as are self-re
liant, and. have those manhood aspira
tions. that God planted In them, and
degrading laws will intensify. We
are not'clamoring for rich men or
men of respectable means. We want
smart, energetic and self-reliant men.
If Australia could be made one of :the
geatest countries on earth by, penal
convicts, who could dare say that re
spectable colored' men could not' also
build up a nation? *
"It was also proclaimed the other
night that Liberia was a failure and
had played out. I know Liberia, I
know M?hlen burg Station. I--pre
sided over an annual conference there,
ordained ministers there, and I am
prepared tu say that a liner republic
ls not to be found on earth than Lib
eria, consisting of 35,000 civilized and
1,500,000 heathen peuple.
"In conclusion let rae say that tho
negro is the richest mau in the world
if be had sense enough Lu know it.
We will get that intelligence, how
ever, in God's own good time. The
American negro, with a few excep
t.inns, is the lowest specimen of tbe
African tribes. The superior Afri
can Bold us Inferior Africans to the
white men. We were slaves, hun
dreds au d thousands of yeaVs, to. our
African masters; but this Juwer type
has to' return in numbers, tu civilize
and Christianize the higher type, and
the white -.an has to help us tu du
it and God will see that he does it, pr
the natlcm that uwes us furty billion
dollars for two hundred years' wurk'
performed and services rendered, will
commence tu wane and end in broken
fragments like the Roman Empire.
Vi Grant that the outluuk for
the future between the two
races appears far more pacido
than it did. But God sent the ne
gro here through his negative Provi
dence, to imbibe civilization and'
Christianity frum this giant white
race and then redeem the land of his
ancestors, and he must do it and will
untiinatcly du it."
BLIND TIGERS KNOCKED OUT.
Constables Stationed at Every Place
anti Give Dealers No Chance.
Tile Columbia Record says "some
time before the fair upeued it wus
rumured that an extra force uf con
stables would be stationed here dur
ing fair week tu luuk after the blind
tigers. Thc rumur pruved true, and
if any blind tiger is doing any busi
ness it is done in the most clandestine
way. In fact- it may be stated that
the tigers are completely out uf busi
ness. Every place where it was known
that whiskey was suld had a constable
stationed in it. These touk regular
"shifts" relieving each other, and.
there was no chance for the dealers tu
do any business at all. Several of
them Thursday afternoon closed their,
.doors altogether^except.' thoso-ishioh'
happened to have restaurant attach
ments: These had to do strictly a
restaurant business owing to the con
stant presence of a cunstable. In one
Main street restaurant a visitor called
for a drink in the presence of a con
stable, and beinj; informed that he
could nut be served he launched out in
a general denunciation uf constables.
A tight resulted and there were hot
times for a few minutes. The visitor
was badly handled, though he put up
a still scrap. Notwithstanding their
cluse watch in the city the constables
managed to go uut into the country
and capture a large quantity of con
traband hidden in the woods. As a
chronicler of the sayings and doings of
the people the Record s'tates the fact
that there is a good deal of kicking
among a large class of visitors. Tliev
want a drink occasionally at night
and they can't unde/stand how they
could get it last week aud probably
can next, yet must not be served this
week. That's the way they talk, but
the authorities arc obdurate and are
enforcing the law as it has never been
done here before."
A FOOL AND HIS MONEY.
Thc Three Card Game Ployed on
Two strangers who are alleged to
have swiudled G. S. Burnham pf
Hartford, Conn., out of $5,000 through
a three card game, are being sought
by thc police authorities here and in
other places tonight. Burnham re
ported his luss this afternoon. Ile is
a well-to-do retired farmer about 05
years old. One of the strangers said
his name was Brooks and that he was
connected with a bank in Torrington,
Conn., while the other represented
himself as a southerner, who had come
north for the purpose of Unding his
sister in Winsted, to whom he was to
pay $30,000. Having learned that his
sister was dead, thc southerner said
he was reckless as to what became of
the money. Ile olfered to show Brooks
and Burnham how to play the three
card game with the result that Burn
ham was induced to draw $5,000 from
ttie bank and put it in a tin trunk to
gether with a roll alleged tu contain
$10,000 willoh the southerner placed
ns his part of the wager. Burnham
was given the key for the trunk and
the men drove to West Partford, stop
ping at a secluded place in the woods
where thc game began. Burnham
won, and rccuivihg the trunk started
home alone, lt was not until he ar
rived home, opened the trunk and
found it empty that he realized he
had been duped._
Heure, h ?nj; 1'or HIiiiHolf.
Thc man who murdered J. Murdock
and .Mr?, Miiry Ben verts and seriously
wounded lier husband at Port Jarves,
M. J.( by firing two loads of buckshot
through a dining room window last
Friday night is known. Unless his
arrest is made soon by New Jersey
authorities in whose territory the
crime occured, a lynching is threaten
ed. It is said the man under suspi
cion is one of a crowd searching for
As It Should Oe.
Tim Columbia Record says for one
time the police have put a stop to
swindling, gambling games operated
by fakirs whu Hocked tn thc city fur
the fair. Visitors will generally ap
preciate this move, and if any swin
dler ls caught violating the ordinance
1 he ought to be sent to thc gang and
not given the privilege of paying a
tine. Preventing these robbers from
plying their trade will mako the fairs
much more attactlvo,
Took: ^?y?B That ko Might Quaff
'.t^^ood from the Bodies.
A ll.iiyH Inn Convict Who Can too
'???ptfjh?r Put to Death OP toe
: -.jifPIoKKed for His Aw
.'.' jr. -:t'x ' fut > Crime.
f'^i?t?h from St. Petersburg,
*Ws the latest Saohalm mail,
fi to the minister of the in
terip. Contains the following ex
trarr ^?ry story:
W Niviot 1,118, name Kaserski,
hon tf?w, banished to the village
of<C Hj eighteen murders lately
cott^ i ib the'Island have been
tr?cb ij ?b proofs are accumulating
th?ti ?-guilty of many more. He
adml 5s inability to state Just how
m?hr ?n he killed. .
"( .ponylet-peasant ?rst attract
ed t.lV J i ten Lion of the authorities by
tue fy?" \peocy: with which he sold fat
tened ?gs. . He raised more than any
other] sported settler. At the same
tiracjr^ ykoaa continued to vanish in
tho neighborhood and Unally a house
to; hpiro_search was decided lipon. In
the bufi of convict Number 1118, three
b?ttiy^pji'taining a dark fluid were
fouldrtiWheb questioned, he said he
used-Mme'-stuff to grease hlB boots.
The otUeJal. thought this a lie and
ordem^the convict to drink from one
of thei bottles to show that they did
not contain poison or explosives.
''?THej^nvict complied with seem
ing pleasure and the search continued.
Something that looked like a human
foot'wpr found in the pig-stye, and,
suspicious being aroused, the gover
nor differed the garden dug up, with
the result that eighteen human skulls
w?re^rj^cbvered burled there.
"Tl^ieonviot then confessed that
he waj| responsible for the numerous
disappearances, and, maybe, for the
death\pfcroany more persons-he could
not remember how many he had killed
during-tiic last three or four yeats. He
claimed-that his crimes were due to
irresistible impulse, a wild passion for
drinking-'human blood. He said he
could ' riot exist without a botttlc
storedf?way in his larder.
"Atj the same time the convict was
proud -tQ;show that he was not a mur
derer-;fpr?gaiu. The money found- on
his victims, he had either secretly re
turned t?tbeir relatives (which was
pr?verj-jbjr.be)., or. kept at the bottom of
bis we|f,;from where lt was recovered
. .''He.cpnfessed, though, tbathe had
made'gdod use of their bodies, by cut
tlng:tr|?jaa up and feeding his bogs on
.th?n^ '^|lt?dnvesttgatlon is still con
vvr^in; BuBsla, thc death penalty ls
imposed bhly on political criminals,
this ferocious monster will be suf
fered to live, and the czar's order
against corporal punishment, formul
ated some two months ago, will like
wise favor him. A further report by
thc medical autnorities of the penal
colony says that convict 1118 is per
PASS HIM AROUND.
Tho Bankers of the State Warned
About One W. R. Morrell.
The South Carolina Bankers' asso
ciation through Its secretary, Joseph
Norwood, of Greenville, ls sending out
the following letter received from
Emslie Nicholson, of the banking firm
'"Dear Sir:-For thc information of
the association it might be well for
you to report the following swindler,
who, it appears, has been operatiug in
this vicinity, and who Induced one of
our customers to cash a check for him
which proved to be forgery.
"His plan of operation is to ap
proach a merchant, buy a small bill of
goods, and then tender in payment a
check drawn by another party to his
order, apparently certltied by the bank
on which it is drawn.
"in the case which occurred here,
he gave his name as W. H. Morrell,
and presented a card giving his ad
dress as Spartanburg and respresent
ing that he was with the A. T. T.
company. Thc check purported to be
drawn by W. A. Dickson on the First
National bank of Morristown, Tennes
ssee, and was apparently cert! lied by
"The following description of"? Mor
rell may be of some service:
"Name, W. It. Morrell; residence,
Spartanburg, S. C.; nativity, U. S.;
occupation, with American Telegraph
and Telephone company; criminal oc
cupation, forgery; agc, 2f>; height,
about six feet; weight, about 170
pounds; complexion, medium dark;
color of hair, medium dark; eyes, wore
glasses; clean shaven.
"From what our customers has been
able to learn since the above occur
rence, this party has also been operat
ing in Spartanburg."
Broke 1Kb Wlib's Heart.
Mrs. Paarl McDowell, of Yorktown,
Ind., died Wednesday night of a
broken heart, it ls thought because of
the Inexplicable absence of her young
husband, Claude McDowell. When
a soldier in the Philippines he desert
ed, it is alleged, by obtaining a sick
furlough in thc name of a dead mate,
and, coming to Yorktown, immediate
ly married Pearl Stewart. Ile was
captured by the federal authorities a
few days later and taken to Fort
Thomas, Ky., and sentenced for de
sertion, lie twice escaped from pri
son, each time going to his wife. The
.third time he waa captured he served
out his sentence. Ile lived happily
with Iiis wife until a few months ago,
when he mysteriously disappeared.
Want to Grow Cotton.
Thc belgian cotton interests Is tired
of buying cotton from the United
States, and a bitter i feeling, because
of the Impotency, lias arisen. The
feeling, heretofore expressed by tho
newspaper and private interests, has
taken dctinlte form and tho Bel
gian cotton association has now
petitioned the government in strong
terms. They demand that tho govern
ment begin the cultivation of cotton
in thc Congo Free State to take tho
place, if possible, of importations from
the United States.
A HOTEL DISPENSARY.
Was Ordered Closed Wednesday by
Order of the Governor.
In view of thc fact that tho dispen
sary law is being so strictly enforced
in Columbia, a great deal of comment
has been occasioned by. the fact that
the "tourist hotel". privilege granted
the hotel Jerome was being construed
as to allow it to run night and day.
As is well known thc hotel is not yet
completed and is not ready for busi
ness, but the dispensary feature of the
hotel was doing a good business. The
law distinctly says that only guests of
tourist hotels can be served after the
usual hours allowed by law, but the
"privilege" evidently was open to all,
according to the report made by Ohlei
Colonel Mixon, who has the license,
so to speak, did not Intentionally vio
late the law and evidently thought
that he was in full accord with it,
but the authorities having his busi
ness called to their attention thought
di ?ie re u tl y. He can sell only to boua
tide guests of the hotel, and as none
such exist now the dispensary will
have tb close.
The governor, the attorney general
and Chairman Williams of the state
board of dispensary directors, after
consultation Friday'gave out the fol
lowing statement to the press:
"Upou the report of Chief Consta
ble Hammett as to violations ot the
dispensary law at the hotel Jerome,
Governor Hey ward and Chairman L.
J. Williams held a conference Fri
day morning to consider tho special
privileges granted to hotels.
"Chief Hammett reported that the
privilege granted to the hotel Jerome
was being abused tu the extent that
persons who are not guests of the
hotel were allowed to uurchase liquors.
"Upon this report the governor and
Chairman Williams determined that
the spirit and Wie letter of the act,
allowing tourist hotel' an exemption
under the dispensary act should be
rigidly observed, and Instructed the
Chief Constable to notify the mana
ger of the hotel In question, that un
less the act was strictly observed that
the hotel exemption would be revoked.
"The view as expressed at the con
ference was that the act contemplated
that none other than bona tide guests
at the hotel should be allowed the
privileges of this exemption, and ex
pressed a determination to see that
this feature was observed at this and
all other hotels of a like nature.
"Chief Constable Hammetl reported
to the conference that in pursuance of
the direction of the governor he noti
fied the Hotel Jerome authorities that
the law must be obeyed in tue strict
est manner, and they expressed most,
complete willingness to observe the
law, and that they wore not aware ot
the faot that any of the servants, or.
agents of'the hotel'had violated the
law, and expressed a desire to co-ope
rate with the state authorities in ob
serving the strict letter of the law."
WHO OWNS THE RAILROADS.
About Two Million People Aro Di
rectly Interested in Them.
Slason Thompson, head of one of
the bureaus of the General Managers'
association, recently addressed a letter
to the raliway companies asking the
question: "Are there a million own
ers of railway securities in the United
"Thirty-nine of the leading railway
com paules of the country responded,"
said Mr. Thompson recently.
"They represent 107,040 miles out
of the 202,471 of single track mileage
in the United States. They gave the |
total member of stockholders on their
books as 11)1,387. This is pretty near
ly equal to two. "stockholders for every
mlle of railway. Applying two to
one as the ratio, approximated in the
total, would give 400,000 stockholders
in round numbers for tho 200,000
miles of railway in the United States
as owning 80,024,201,595 of capital
stock as reported June 30, 1902. As
suming that the ??,109,891,009
founded debt is as widely distributed
among bondholders, and the railway
ownership would appear to be held in
something like 800,000 hands. In one
way or another the people of the
United States own the railway of the
United States and something like
2,000,000 persons through wages, in
terest and dividends divide two-thirds
o? the gross earnings of $1,729,390,
207, (1901-02) among them and the
other third goes for fuel, taxes, sup
plies and equipment."
Remember This, Girls.
A good many girls just launched In
to society and on the hunt for hus
bands believe that they improve their
opportunities by taking and giving
many confidences and by getting as
close as possible to persons to whom
they meet. But in this they make a
grievous error. A girl who opens her
soul to every man soon linds that men
tlee from her as they would a pesti
lence. A man has no good use for
such a girl and the remarks he makes
to his friends concerning lier would
almost make a monkey's cars burn.
Thc value of contldence, like the value
of wheat and potatoes, ls regulated
by the supply. A girl must be ex
clusive ii she would be highly respect
ed and loved.
Thc application of the Greensboro
goid brick swindlers to the supreme
court of thc United States ty bc tak
en out of the custody of the authori
ties of North Carolina and placed In
that of the marshal of the supreme
court, on the ground that they fear
ed being mobbed in North Carolina,
was told of In yesterday's paper.
There ls no occasion for surprise in
this, for, of course, men who will un
dertake to work the gold brick trick
will swear Iles, but how much better
than the ru filans who swore the lies
aro thc lawyers who Inspired them and
who drew the allldavlt fur their clients
to sign?-Charlotte Observer.
Would Not Kiss Her.
A Chicago wife called up the police
station and demaned thc arrest of bei
husband becauso ho rofuscd to kia?
her. Hero ls a conjugal contlngencj
that may as well have a legal prece
dence first as lust.
NEGRO PROBLEM AN ISSUE.
Senator^Gorman Bays IC Will Help
A dispatch from Washington says thc
all absorbing topic in political circles
now 1B the speech of Senator Gorman
Saturday night in Maryland, when he
Opened the Democratic campaign in
that state. The speech was an ar
raignment of President) Roosevelt and
his negro. polioy, and owing to the
prominence he gave the negro question
in hiB address it ls regarded by the
leaders in Washington that is "ls a
peacemaker fur the Democratic na
tional campaign. The friends of the
president here believe that lt is the
beginning of a plan to force the negro
rorward as the great issue against
Roosevelt,'and owing to the reported
weakness of the present occupant of
White House, as regarded by the po
litical wiseacres here, upon this great
problem the gauntlet is not gladly ac
cepted by tho Republicans, while the
Democrats ure not concealing their
delight that the issue bas been made.
It develops today that it is a well
determined plan on the part of na
tional Democrats to force the race is
sue to the front, nut alone in the south
and the close states of Maryland, Dela
ware, New Jersey and West Virginia,
but also In the larger cities of Ohio,
Indiana, Illinos and Iowa, where, they
think, lt is possible to stir up the for
eign-born voters on the negro ques
tion. They also argue that If there is
to be any doubt about Kentucky and
Missouri, the race issue will make
those states surely Democratic.
It is not the intention to bring the
question prominently forward in the
Democratic platform, but to hammer
lt home on every Democratic stump.
Republicans here take the view,
judging from the personalities in Sen
ator Gorman's speech, that the Demo
crats intend to make this part of their
campaign directly personal to Mr.
Roosevelt himself, and*, wherever lt is
possible, to emphasize the Booker
Warmington dinner incident and the
Cruin appointment, with "a white
man's government for the white man,"
the campaign cry from one end of the
country to the other.
Senator Gorman, as the leader of
his party in congress, will lose no op
portunity during the coming session to
develop the issue and campaign ma
terial is expected out of renewed dis
cussion of the Crum case and the
India nula postofllce. The election in
Maryland is looked upon by both par
ties as an important test of the negro
question as a campaign issue. It will
will be the ?rst expression by the peo
ple of that state on the restricting
legislation now in force there, wherein
the educational test bars many ne
groes from the privileges of the ballot.
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To Avenge Hts Wife's Refusal to
M vo Wit ii II tm.
Jesse McClure, an Indiana farm
hand, murdered his two sons, aged
(ive and seven leaving their bodies in
a fence corner. While a mob was
forming to capture and lynch him,
McClure drove on a run to Marlon,
Ind., and gave himself up. Re, has
been secreted by the aiithoritlesrwho
fear attempted violence.
McClure lived near Frankton, and
had separated from his wife a year
ago, she refusing to live with him and
returning with her children to her
father's home. At noon one day Mc
Clure hired a rig at Elwood and drove
to the Kilgore farm, the owner being
Mrs. McClure's father. He found the
children playing in the front yard and
induced them wi uti candy to take a
ride with him.
He drove a mile up the road, carried
the children to a fence corner, and
shot them with a revolver. The older
one was found dead a few minutes
later, and the younger was dying, a
piece of thc candy being still in his
mouth. McClure tied and was pursued
by a crowd or young farmers, bent on
vengeance. The alarm was given and
ftom all surrounding towns armed
pursuers started. McClure succeeded
in reaching the jail in safety.
Tu the jail turnkey McClure admit
ted the murder of his two children,
and he said he had killed them because
his wife had left bim and refused to
live with bim. He said:
"When she refused tu see me I de
cided to be revenged, and drove down
the road to a little clump of trees.
My two children were asleep In the
buggy. When I stopped, the jolt
awoke my little boy, Dee. He looked
up to me and said: 'Papa, what are
you going to doi". I put my hand
over his eyes and took my gun from
ray pucket and shut him in the fore
head, killing him instantly.
'"The shot awoke little Homer, and
I took him by the shoulder and fired a
shot into his bead. They both fell tc
the bottom of the buggy. I drove
the horse to the side of the road and
lifted both bodies out and placed them
on the grass. Then I drove directly
to Mariun to the jail, and am herc tu
give myself up.
"The neighbors will lynch me when
they tind out what I have done, 1 dc
not care what you do with me. I am
ready to die, aud expect to hang fut
this crime. All that 1 ask is tu see
my dear little ones buried."
Dies from Fright.
Mrs. John Pittman, of Center, Ga.,
died from tright at her home Thurs
day night. Her husband got up dur
ing lite night and went intu tue hui!
to get a drink of water. Tho watei
bucket was in a chair, and In thc
dark Mr. Pittman ran over the chal?
and the bucket fell to the tloor witt
a gret.t. noise. His wife, awakening
with a start, was so frightened at thc
noise and at missing her husband fron
thc bed that she screamed out at tht
top of her voice. Mr. Pittman, rat
back into the room only to lind hil
wife in a spasm, from the etfect o
which she died in a few minuses.
; Two Negroes Hanged.
Jim Chambers and Lou Shaw, nc
groes, were hanged at Luvcrne, Ala.
Friday, for the murder of Willlamsoi
\ Champion, another negro, in Marci
: last. Sale Arrlngton, an accomplice
i turned State's evidence and was re
r leased. Tho hanging was In publi
- and the military was used to help prc
A SNAKE CHARMEE
IB Bitten by: a Hugo Rattlesnake
* That He Was Handling..
STRUGGLES WITH REPTILE.
With the Deadly Fangs Twice Plant?
ed In His Fingor tho Man
Ran;Swiftly to tho
A special' dispatch from Charlotte
to the Atlanta Journal says L. C.
Crouch, of Winston, N. C., In at the
Presbyterian hospital suffering; from
dangerous wounds inflloted by a rattle
snake, which he was exhibiting at the
fair grounds. " 1
Mr. Crouch ls a cripple, and bas a
wife and seven children. . A year ago .
he started to collecting snakes and
other animals and exhibiting them,
and has made a good living by this In
dustry. Big letters on bis tent de
clare that be bas iuslde "ground hogs,
guinea pigs, angora rabbitts, Joe, a .
four-legged rooster, coon, squirrels^?
Crouch ba-? Ave rattlesnakes-two
large and three small ones. He bought
these within a year from men who
captured them In their wild state.
Until Friday Crouch had handled all,
his snakes with safety, though he
realized that the poison had not been
extracted fr un the fangs bf two of the
The largest snake ls over four feet
long, and has a number ot rattles. Mr.
Crouch took this snake from Its box
to show lt to a young man who was ia
the tent. The rattler was plainly ia
an ugly mood. He was held : at the
neck by thc hand of Crouch, but the
rear part of bis body described whittl
ing curves and clutched the 'forearm
of his owner. With a sudden wrench
the reptile jerked his bead loose, the
veuomus head went up quickly, and
then the fangs settled in che middle
finger of Crouch's right hand. With
a scream Crouch grabbed at the
snake with both hands and flung lt
away from bim.
The snake fell to the ear tl:,but before
it could move Crouch, pinned ic down
with bis foot resting on the back of
the head. Then, recovering his com
posure, he had a man to cord his fing-.
At this time the rattler was sing
ing a mad song with his tale; his little
wicked eyes were shining devlislily,
and he was hissing out of his distend
When bis finger had been tightly
bound Crouch reached down and again
seized the snake by the ' back of tho
neck. He did not lift bis foot up un
til his fingers completely encircled the
i neck of the rattler and,he felt that he
could ke?p his hold. -Then he. lifted ' *
! from' which the reptile ? h^"^'beea-^'^"T~:
'Crouch had reckoned .without his
host. The rattler seemed possessed
of intense strength. His big, sinuous
body crept out convulsively and once
more the coils were on Crouch's fore
The fierce head was pulled again
from Crouch's close grip, and rose a
foot above the wrist of the owner.
Down came the head of the reptile,
and the fangs were burled deep in the -
forefinger ot the left hand ot Crouch.
Crouch's left arm went out. The
snake dangled for a moment, holding
by its teeth, and then dropped.
Crouch gave a yell of terror; forgot
care of his reptile, and dashed out of
the tent with a look of horror on his
face. Both his hands were outstretch
ed. Though a cripple, bis speed was
as fast as that of a professional sprin
ter, and be was soon on'a car bound for
town. At the first Bight of a bar-room
he bounded from the car, rushed in
crying that'he was snake-bitten and
asking for whiskey. He disregarded .
a small gloss that was handed to him
and bought and emptied, at one pull,
half a pint of raw spirits. Then he
rau to the Presbyterian hospital.
By this time both of Crouch's hands
were badly swollen; he was vomiting
and suffering great agony. Ptiysicans
came hurriedly to his aid, and first
gave him rapid injections of perman
ganate of potassium. His arms were
tightly corded for hours, the hands
being realeased in order, that the
poison might not be confined to too
Bmall a portion of the body. Crouch's
hands and arms, to the shoulders, are
several times their normal size. Ho
had sinking spells, and hiB heart be
came so badly affected that it was nec
essary to inject strychnine repeated
ly. He will probably recover.
Tho Ambitious Mrs. Dunn.
A singular case of domestic infeli
city is.recouuted by the Fort Scott
Monitor. Ia the morning Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Bunu kissed each other
affectionately and Mr. Bunn went
whistling to his work. When he re
I turned ut night he found bis house
I empty. His wife had taken all her
belongings and had gone home to her
mother. No quarrel had ever been
had in the family, save for the reason
that Mrs. Buuu persisted in taking in
washing in order to help pty the fam
ily expenses. Mr. Bunu [objected to
his wife doing this kind of work. She
declarrd that she would work If she
wanted to. He forbade her doing any 1
more of lt. She left and refuses to
return unless he will consent to her
taking in washing.
A Bold Thief. 1
Tho Atlanta Journal says ono of the
most daring thefts reported in some
time occurred Wednesday night, when
some thief rode away on a -bioycle
which had been ridden by Bicycle
Oillcor A. D. Luck, "the sergeant" of
thc West End police. Ho left his
wheel on Chapel street willie he went
inside to serve a subpoena, and when
he returned his wheel was gone. 16
was No. 22, of the Dayton make, and
belongs to the police department.
Killed inn Wreck.
A special from Dean Lake, Mo.,
says that Mrs. Booth Tucker was fat
aly injured in the Santa Fe wreck and
n died half an hour later. The train
i which started from Dean Lake for
Marceline with the injured was de
I lay ed by the breaking of a truck and
0 has not yet reached Marceline. ' M rr,,
?. Tucker was piomlnent in salvation
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