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"DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MA?E^J^^THY POSSESSION HAPPY, OR OUR DEATHS QLOSIOUS lg THY CAUSE."
: VOL. XXVIII.
BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FR?AY, NOVEMBER 27,1903.
Bayo a Band Kidnapped Him and
Ko. t Him a Prisoner
TS A DEEP, DARK DUNGEON.
Graphic Statement of His Oap*
' tivlty, Says Ono Bandit Urg
ed tho Others to Murder
The Rev. Joseph Chrlnglone, miss
ing pastor of the Church of the
Immaculate Conception, Williams
bridge, New York, was found at First
avenue and East Fifty-first street at
3:46 o'clock Wednesday morning by
Patrolman Joseph Cooke, of the East
Fifty-first street station. The priest
told a story of having been kidnapped
by strange men, chloroformed, bound
and robbed and kept in a cellar for
two days, and finally liberated from a
wagon at the foot of East Fifty-first
street. His narrative was heard hy
priests from the Cathedral, a physician
from the Flower Hospital and Civil
Justice George F. Roesch In succes
sion and they were, convinced of its
truth. Even the police, who have
laughed at the klndnapplng idea in
stead of seriously investigatlug it,
admitted after hearing the priest's
Btory from his own Hps that he bad
made a strong impression on them,
and declared they would follow up thc
meager clews he was able to give.
THE PRIEST'S BTATEMENT.
This business began on the 22d of
October. Two days before, at the
layibg of the cornerstone of .my new
church, I told the people we were go
ing to get a loan of SJ 5,000 so wc
could build the new church. Two days
later I r loci ved thc first letter de
manding $3,000 and threatening me
with death if I failed to nay it.
I took . the letter as a joke, but I
made up my mind then that I would
go where the letter said on Wednes
day night. I bad a revolver, and I
got it out and loaded it.
On Wednesday I was ill, at my
fatber's house, so I could not go. On
the 31st of October I got another let
I began to think that it was no
Joke. I told the other priests and I
notified the police at Wakefield. Last
Wednesday I got the third letter by
special delivery. I told thc police
about this letter. I slept at my
father's house on Wednesday nlgbt
and Thursday night, as I was afraid
to sleep in Williamsbridge.
On Thursday I went to my lawyer
and signed the mortagages on which
we were to borrow $15,000 for thc
church. I believe now that the men
who took me away "knew that I had
signed these paper and thought I had
._gob_the raonev , _ , ,
-:'-^?nFlrhfay~I wont back to Williams
bridge to keep an appointment with
Captain Foody. Captain Foody and
the detective left the house about
6:15 o'clock. I gave them the let
When the captain left the other
priests were playing cards. I played
three bands and then I got up and
walked up and down the ball. Sud
denly I heard a knock on the' outer
door. I opened the door and there
was a man with a beard. He said in
a low tone:
"Father Joe, you ought to be glad.
We have the one who sent the letters.
The captain sent me to tell you to
come with me."
WOKE A FALSE BEARD.
I noticed that the man's beard was
false, and said something about it.
He said he wore it to prevent people
from recongnlzing him as a detective.
"I will i.ell the other priests," I
"Don't do that," said the man, lt
will spoil it all." So I got my hat and
overcoat and stick and went out with
Near First street and Fourth
avenue we met a boy, who said "Good
evening, Father Joe." There was
another man on the corner. I asked:
"How do I know you are a detec
He threw back his coat and showed
me a badge of some kind, and that
satisfied me. Just around thc corner
there was a covered wagon, with two
horses. The men I was with told mc
the man was In there. I looked in
and there were two men. One of
them had his hands across each other,
as if he were bound. I got in and thc
wagon started off with the live of us.
Then the man with the false beard
"Did you bring your new revolver
along?" I said, "Yes," and took it
out of my pocket and handed it to
him. He said to one of tbe other
men: "It is a nice new one." The
other man took it and put it in bis
pocket, and then one of them put a
handkerchief over my face. It smelled
very badly, and I knew they were go
ing to do something to me, so I struck
out as hard as I could. My fist landed
on one of the men. I think I must have
hurt him. In a minute I was uncon
PRISONER IN A CELLAR.
The next thing I knew I was in a
cellar. My eyes felt bad and my head
ached. I was on a bed but my clothes
had been taken of!. The only light
in the cellar was a red lantern. There
was a man standing there with a
beard. He hud a gun in his hands
and a cartridge belt around his waist.
I begged the man to give me my
I had inside my vest $200, that was
my sister's marriage portion. Tbe
other men came in with hankcrchlcfs
over their faces with holes cut In for
eyes. Altogether I saw nine or ten
men in the cellar while I was there.
Once while they were in the cellar I
heard one say: "All New York is
upset. Tho papers are full of this
Tho men always spoke in English.
Only one of them looked like an
Italian. He did not like me. 1 think he
ls the man I struck in the wagon.
This man said they should kill me.
The others said no, lt would fill tho
cellar with blood and they would be
The man I took for an Italian kept
talking ot killing me, and last night
they got Intoa fight among themselves.
They all wero drinking, and they kept
giving this man more whiskey until
they got him drunk. When be.lay
still they came over to mo and I
thought they were going, to kill me.
They gave me my clothes and told me
to put them on. Then one ot them
put the handkerchief With the bad
smell over my face -1 suppose it was
chloroform-and when I came to my
senses I was in a wagon and we were
driving over pavements.
I asked where I was going, and
they told me if I would keep still I
should go free. They put a handker
chief over my face so I could see noth
ing, and finally stopped and let me
out of the vt gun. It was by a fence
near the river, and nobody was about.
The wagon drove away in a hurry.
I was sick from the chloroform,
and my eyes hurt me very much,
while I had a pain in my stomach.
Then I walked aiong until I saw a
policeman. Officer Cook. I ran to
him and grabbed bim by the collar. I
told bim 1 was afraid the men might
come back and kill mc. He asked me
what I was talking about, and I show
ed him my Roman collar. He said:
"Are you the missing priest?"
I said I was, and I asked him tosend
for an ambulance and have me taken
to a hospital at once. He led me to
the station house, and then I was
I do not know where the cellar was
but I bellve It was somewhere in the
Bronx. I did not know one of the
men, but two of them I would recog
nize, the one with the false beard and
Comparison Botwcon tho Caso of
South Carolina and Panama.
It has been said that Great Britain
would have been as justifiable In recog
nizing the independence of South Caro
lina in twenty-four hours after the
Tall of Fort Sumter as the United
States was in recognizing the Repub
lic of Panama as soon as it was pro
claimed by the junta. A comparison
shows rather to the advantage of
South Carolina. The two have very
nearly the same area, but a large por
t-ion of Pa ny. cn H. is not habitable, being
either high and jagged mountains or
marshy coast. South Carolina had in
18(30 a total population of 705,006.
Panama's population is probably less
than 300,000. There has been no re
cent accurate census. Secession In
South Carolina was not altogether so
precipitate as it was in Panama, and
it preceded by four months the attack
on FortSumter. On October 25; 1800,
a resolution parsed the South Carolina
Legislature declaring that the State
would secede if Lincoln should be
elected. On November 7 of the same
year the Legislature passed an Act
calling a State Convention, and this
Convention on December 20 unani
mously adopted the ordinance of se
cession. The State forces seized Fort
Moultrie and ..Castle Piuckney Deceau
ber 27, and it was not until April 12
that Fort Sumter was fired on and
captured by Gen. Beauregard.
These proceedings were leisurely,
compared with what was done in Pan
ama. There was no Legislature there,
no sort of State government. Tho re
gion was merely a department of the
Republic of Colombia ruled by officials
appointed from Bogota. The Act of
Secession was declared by a junta com
posed of some half dozen men, without
any formal consultation of the wishes
of the people. The secessionists would
have been powerless to protect the
government they set up, but marines
were landed from the gunboat Nash
ville and the commandant of thc .Col
ombian troops at Colon, forty miles
away, was prohibited from sending
soldiers over the railroad to Panama.
A Colombian war ship undertook to
bombard the rebellious city, but the
United States authorities ordered it to
South Carolina had a reguarly elect
ed Governor and State Legislature
and the act of secession was deliberate
and orderly. Great Britain or any
foreign Power, after the fall of Fort
Sumter, could have recognized it as
an independent State witli more con
sistency than the Government at
Washington could recognize the junta
government at Panama.
A Kenmrkuble Cuso.
Mr. E. W. Dodge, of Augusta, Ga.,
tells The Herald ot that city of the i
following peculiar agricultural inci
dent: A gentleman, who formerly
lived near Augusta, but now a resi
dent of Goldsboro, N. C., was setting
out some tiny collard plants In his
garden in the spring of this year, and
lost his eyeglasses, which he diligent
ly looked for, but couldn't lind. La
ter, however, when, in the fall he was
gathering thc collards for use, he was
astonished to lind his eye-glasses
perched upon the top of one of the
collards, where they had fallen when
the little plant was first placed in the
ground and with which they had
Killed a Millionaire.
Joseph Furlong, of St. Louis, the
traveling man who shot to death Irv
ing McDonald, the young milliouare
Sunday morning at the Hotel Metro
pole, was acquitted by a coroner's jury
and discharged from custody. Fur
long, in company with Wm. Lynch,
another traveling man, Mrs. Lester
Myrlck and Miss. Grace Holt of the
"Governor's Son" Theatrical company,
visited a cafe late Saturday night and
started for their hotels in the morn
ing. They were followed by four
young men, McDonald amnung them,
and in a tight ut thc hotel, McDonald
was shot through the stomach.
A Fatal IGxpioalcm.
By an explosion of dynamite in a
burning sLore at Sharon, Mich., three
men were killed and a fourth so se
verely Injured that he may die. The
lire orlgnlated in a general store, it
is supposed, from an overheated stove.
The blaze spread quickly and In the
excitement of the moment, every one
forgot about tho dynamite being
stored lu the building._
Nearly Wiped Out.
Remarkable fatality has attended
the family of Peter Hickey, of Brook
lyn.During the past week live members
having died from typhoid fever in that
time. Of six persons In thc house
hold only one-a little daughter-re
mains. She ls still ill and probably
will die. A priest who attended the
family also contracted the disease and
IN A BAD FIX.
. . . /
The Work of the Courts Is Still Very
TWO ADDITIONAL CIRCUITS.
Thu Plan Waa Favored by a General
Committee of the House of
Representatives at the
The business of the courts of this
State ls not in satisfactory condition.
Coses are continued from court to
court and the docket is cumbered
with cases which have been In liti
gation for years. Various remedies
have been suggested.
Some claim the trouble is the fault
of the lawyers and litigants-not be
ing prepared for trial. Others con
tend that it is on account ot thc vol
ume of business. The special court
bas been tried, and in many cases
has given satisfaction, but in some
instances has not accomplished the
At the last session of the general
j assembly Mr. Iluger Sinkler of Cbarles
? ton introduced a resolution providing
for the'appointment of a special com
mittee to take under consideration
the advisability of legislation along
this Hoe. It was declared that the
frequency of the demand for the hold
ing of special terms of court indicated
that the congested condition of the
calendar might be relieved by legisla
tion, and the committee was author
ized to inquire into tbe conditions of
the courts, and to report by hill or
otherwise as to the expediency of cre
ating additional jud?ela! circuits. J
The committee consisted of Messrs.
Huger Sinkler and Adam H. Moss of
the tirst circuit; J. H. Lesesne and J.
H. Clifton of the second; W. P. Pol
lock and J. R. Coggeshall of the third;
John P. Thomas, Jr., aud J. W. Dc
Vore or the ?ftb; T. Y. Williams and
A. Li. Gusluu of the fourth; R. A.
Cooper and H. L. Bomar of the sev
enth, and B. A. Morgan and M.- P.
DeBruhl of the eighth. After inves
tigating the conditions, the commit
tee reported by introducing a bill.
Mr. Magill'? bill on the same sub
ject received an unfavorable report,
Mr. DeBruhl proposed to remedy mat
ters by creating four terms of gener
al sessions and by electing four addi
tional circuit judges. All of 'the bills
were continued until the approaching
session when they will come' up as
second reading bills-with the addi
tional dignity of having been made
special orders-and thc matter will be
settled one way or the other at this
Following-Ms tne way . the .'-SfcateJfi,
First-Charleston, Berkley, Dorches
Second-Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell
Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton.
Third-Sumter, Clarendon, Wil
liamsburg, Georgetown, Florence.
F o u r t h-Chesterfield, Marlboro,
Darlington, Marion, Korry.
Fifth-Kershaw, Richland, Edge
lield, Lexington, Saluda.
Sixth-Cherokee, Chester, Lancas
ter, York and Fairfield.
S e v e n t h-Greenwood, Newberry,
Laurens, Spartanburg, Union.
Eighth-Abbeville, Anderson, Oco
nee, Pickens and Greenville.
TUE COMMITTEE DILL.
Thc bill proposed by the committee
would have the circuits arranged as
Firs t-Orangeburg, Dorcheater,
Second- Hampton, Bamberg, Barn
well,, Aiken, Edgelield.
Third-Sumter, Florence, Williams
burg, Clarendon, Lee.
! Fourth-Chesterfield, Marion, Marl
Fifth-Saluda, Richland, Lexington
Sixth-York, Lancaster, Fairfield,
Seventh-Cherokee, Union, Spar
Eightb--Laurens Newberry, Green
Niuth-Charleston, Berkley, George
Tenth-Greenville, Pickens, Oconce,
The ninth circuit would be compos
ed of Charleston. Berkeley, George
town and Horry. The tenth circuit
would include all of thc "lighting
eighth" with Abbeville left out-An
derson, Greenville, Oconce and Pick
THE MAGILL UILL.
Mr. Magill worked out his plan in
accordance with thc census statistics.
The population of the State'ls 1,340,?
316. The unit, if the circuits could
be made uniform, would be 108,750
for eight circuits, or 134,000 for 10
circuits. His bill proposes tue follow
First Circuit-Orangeburg, Bam
berg, Colleton and Dorchester, popula
Second-Aiken, Barnwell, Hamp
ton, Beaufort; population 133,709.
Third--Sumter, Clarendon, Wil
liamsburg, Florence; 121,f>80.
Marlboro, Marion, Dorry; 130,973.
Fifth-Lexington, Richland, Ker
shaw, Lee; 117,049.
Sixth-Fairfield, Chester, Lancas
ter, York, Cherokee; 145,395.
Eighth-Abbeville, Anderson, Oco
nce, Pickens; 132,137.
Ninth-Charleston, Berkley, George
Tenth-Laurens, Newberry, Green
wood, Saluda and Edgelield; 140,478.
LITIGATION IB GROWING.
The matter was brought to the at
tention of the general assembly by
Gov. Mcsweeney, who reported that
thc special term of court permitted
under the act of 1900, exhausted over
$2,600 of his contingent fund. He
had observed that the special terms
were not as aatlsfactory as the regular
sessions. Continuing, Gov. Mcsweeney
stated to the general assembly.
"If, however, there 1B demanded for
these extra courin, and the demand
J? increasing, lt would bo better to In
crease the number of circuits and do
away with theoall for extra courts;
If. lawyers and,litigants were always
ready to go to trial and there were less
delay In the dispatch of the business
before our courts, the congestion
which it is htiw claimed exists would
be removed and the present.machinery
could-transact the business in less
time than is now occupied, even with
thc aid of extra courts. It should be
remembered, however, that the State
1B increasing In population and in busi
ness, and in proportion to this in
crease there will be additional litiga
tion. In 1870 thc population of the
State was 705,000. Now it is twice
that number. In 1870 the number of
circuits was eight, the same number
that we have now, and then we - had
only 31 counties,, while now. we' have
41. The argument seems to be strong
ly in favor of an Increase of the num
ber of circuits."
TO PENSION THE FAITHFUL.
Important Action- Taken by tlio At
lantic Coast Lin? Railroad.
Tho annual meeting of the stock
holders ot the atlantic Coast Line rali
way was held at Richmond, Va., Tues
The following offcers were elected:
II. 6. Erwin, president; Alexander
Ha.nilton, first vice presider" "C. S.
Gadsden, second vice president E. it.
Emerson, third y,ice president; (. R.
Kenly, fourth vice president.
Board ol' directors-Michael Jen
kins, Waldo Newcomer. H. Walters
and W. G. Elliott of Baltimore; F. W.
Scott, Richmond, Ya.; E. B. Borden,
Goldsboro N. C.; J. II. Estill, Savan
nah, Ga.; M. F. Plant, New York;
Donald McRae, Wlllmington, N. C.;
H. B. Short, Lake vVaccamaw, N. C.;
J. J. Lucas, Society Ulli, S. C.; Alex
ander Hamilton, Petersburg, Va.
The board of directors elected the
H. Walters, chairman; H. L. Bord
en, secretary and assistant treasurer,
New York; James E. Post, treasurer,
Wilmington. N. C.; It. D. Cronly, as
sistant secretary, Baltimore; W. R.
Sullivan assistant secretary, New
York; W. R. Jones, assistant treasur
er, Richmond; J. J. Nelli jan, assist
ant treasure, Baltimore; C. C. Olney,
assistant treasurer, Charleston, S. C.;
J. M. Lee, assistant treasurer, Savan
nah, Ga.; J. R. Kenly, general mana
ger, Wilmington, N. C.; Hi M. Emer
son, trafile manager; Wilmington, N.
C.; H. C. Prince, comptroller, Wil
mington, N. C.; W. G. Elliott, gener
al counsel, Baltimore, Md.
A dividend of 2 1-2 per cent-, was
declared on the common stock payable
Jan. 10, 1904.
One of the features of the meeting
was tile adoption of a resolution au
thorizing the board of directors to es
tablish a board of pension by which
pension will be paid offcers and em-.
vic?ran'd a?e,-----~-^_?3-7r ~ * v
The annual report of the officers of
the company shows the following
financial condition of the road: Gross
earnings 319,682,455.60, operating ex
penses $11,910,336.59; net earnings
$7,772,119.01; other income $1,152,
952.34; total income $8,925,071.35; de
ductions from income $7,646,118.08:
surplus income for year, $1,278,953.22.
It also shows that the company
owns 3,999.26 miles of track and oper
ates under lease 139.61 miles, making
a total of 4,138.87 miles by the com
A Murder Mystery.
A dispatch to the Augusta Chronicle
from Macon, Ga., says the dead body
of J. E. Fox, a Southern railway tele
graph operator, was found in Walnut
creek at the Central of Georgia cross
ing Thursday. A woman's bloody
under garment was found near. A
posse is searching the woods and
dragging the creek for a womans
.body. A woman's glove was in Fox's
possession. A gold watch, money and
a diamond ring were on his person.
No woman is missing so far as is
known. Fox disappeared the night
of October 28, just after attending
Barnum and Bailey's circus at the
State Fair. Fox's two brothers, from
North Carolina and Leesburg, Fla.,
have been offering a reward for his
discovery. The matter ls shrouded in
mystery. Fox was either murdered
and the apparel placed near to mys
tify or he and the woman met there
together. A heap of ashes Indicate
that he sat by a Ure just before his
death. The female's clothing indi
cate moderate circumstance. The
blood marks were at the lower part of
In Deadly Duel.
At Denver, Col., Rev. Felix M. Le
pore, pastor of Mount Carmel Catholic
church, and another Italian named
.Joe Soricl, were fatally wounded to
night in a duel supposed to have
arisen over a card game they were
playing in the prelst's apartment In
thc church building. Father Lepore
was shot twice in the abdomen and
once in the face, and Soricl was shot
once in the abdomen. There seems to
have been no eye-witnesses to the
affair and all those who were near are
Italians and are very reticent about
the shooting. Both were taken to St.
Joseph's hospital, where lt ls said they
Ho Wns Hon need.
Prof. Spencer Bassett, occupying
the chair of English at Trinity col
lege, Durham, N. C., has tendered
his resignation and the trustees will
act on it Tuesday night. Prof. Bas
sett's resignation is due to the Acree
criticism of thc press on his article in
The Atlantic Quarterly on the negro
question jin which ho stated that
Booker Washington Is the greatest
man, except Gen. Lee, born in the
South, in a hundred years. College
patrons were threatening to withdraw
pupils and Methodist churches were
demanding Prof. Bassett's dismissal.
Dogged for m8 r,|fc>
At Alpine, Ky., at prayer meeting
James Shelton, aged 22, and Denny
Hayes, aged 26, engaged in an alterca
tion when Hayes drew a knife and
stabbed Shelton in the right breast.
Shelton died in 15 minutes. Shelton
begged Hayes not to kill him as he
had nothing against him. Hayes is a
cripple and a bad character generally.
i?r- - ?
ut Bribery Methods in tho HOUBO
1 i:"of Representatives.
ou a and Libelous to
A-MICHIGAN REP (TB LI CAN
Unca tiniRUBKn About Major General
oort That Ia Too Soandal
.jr. .. ri'iui.
Wednesday was a warm day in the
HoUsani[ Representatives at Washing
ton. jOuban matters were being dis
ousseay/The features of the day were
tbo saches of Mr. Grosvenor of
Ohio, jvhb opened tho discussion in ad
vooao^?ci^tbe bill, and ot Mr. Fordn?y,
of Michigan,, who spoke in opposition.
Mr. G ; os ven Di1 spoke for more than an
hour, -daring, which he was frequently
Interrupted by questions emenating
from-'the Democratic side. Mr. Ford
ney an<j- two of his Republican col
leagucs'from Michigan spoke in oppo
sition to. the bill. Mr. ?'ordney em
phatically, expressed his disapproval
of the treasure.
Mr; grosvenor observed that noth
ing wpjgd be more destructive than to
have th? Democrats come into power,
but that was an Impossibility for thc
next tvto years. Replying to the re
marks of Mr. ?Swanson of Virginia, he
said "there need be no Tear of retalia
tion from, a country which could not
live 90 days without purchasing food
supplies from the outside. Answer
ing a statement made by Mr. Clark of
Missouri; as to conditions existing
when Mr. Cleveland went in as presi
dent, Mr. Grosvenor said:
"Immediately upon the election of |
Cleveland there was practically Bup
presslon^of the income ot the revenues I
of the government into the treasury of [
the United States. It was natural;
it was Inevitable." It would happen
again if somebody other than Roose
velt should be elected president next |
While speaking of the prospects for
the Democratic party Mr. Clark of I
Missouri asked if Mr. Grosvenor knew
that of the ia men convicted in St.
Louis. 10 were Republicans.
"I don't know," replied Mr. Grosve-I
nor,* "but If that is true, it don't
speak well for the fairness of the ad
ministration of justice."
Mr. Grosveuor replying to the
statement of Mr. Clark of Missouri as
to the probability bf the Democrats |
gaining control of the next congress
and electing the next president, said
be would Khow what the result would I
be. The Democrats, he said, would |
carry A^banra,^ifirkansas, IMorlda,'
Kentucky, ' Louisiana,'' ^Mississippi,
North Ca.olina, South Carolina, Ten
nessee, -'"'?xa'S Missouri-and Virginia.
.''.Mr' ." ~^pt New York--And you
' - HUV.uv vi iWovir". j
? Mr. Giv^-r-i migut aulr^hj^V
but.I wo. IrV (Laughter on Republi
can sld?.) He said the.' D?mocrate
would find some lighting ground In
Delaware,'and Idaho (possibly); Mary- !
and, he said, was in doubt, Montanal I
somewtat doubtful. "I put New
York In tliis columu against my own [
Judgment," he said, adding that if
the Democrats-do not carry New York |
city by double the vute given Mr.
McClellan, they would be defeated in
He said this gave thc Democrats 151
votes and G2 doubtful. He then
named thc following Republican
States: California, Colorado, Con
necticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kan
sas, Maiue, Michigan, Minnesota,
Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hamp
shire, New Jersey, North Dakota,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Dakota, Vermont, Washing
ton, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyo
ming, with a total of 203 votes.
Answering Mr. Swanson's state
ments as to retaliation by Russia,
Great Britain and other countries, Mr.
Grosvenor said he will take care of
Russia, saying she is our friend; also
take care of Longland, remarking that
she has good sense.
Mr. Richardson, of Alabama, Bald
the bene?t of thc cotton Industry of
the south which will result from the
40 per cent, reduction on cotton goods
schedule in thc Cuban treaty was thc
reason for his support. There are
other interests involved in thc treaty
besides sugar. The South, he said,
had increased the number of lier cot
ton spindles in the last two years
three times the increase of spindles in
Great Britain and New England com
bined. Commercial expansion of our
foreign tracie is what we need and
must have. The isthmian canal is
our earnest hope.
Mr. Ford ney reviewed the history
of the beet sugar industry pointing
out how it would be injured by the
passage of the bill. Continuing he
said: "Someone has said it makes no
difference whether you put this meas
ure into law or nut. If that is so,
why was E. E. Atkin of Boston here
nearly two years ago. Why was that?
(Here Mr. Fordney used adjectives
which are considered libelous in most
newspapers.) "Thurber here; been
here, he bas, sneaking around the cap
itol ever since 1 have been in congress
-who afterward admitted that he
was paid by the sugar trust and lied
when before the committee on ways
and means, when the gentleman from
Minnesota (Mr. Towney) asked him if
he had received any money from
Havcmeyer of the sugar trust in any
way, shape or manner, and he said
no, buta few days later when placed
upon oath, he testitied that he had
received money from Havcmeyer and
he ais? Lesli lied tliat lie had received
money directly from Maj. Gen. Wood,
military governor of Cuba."
Mr. Fordney said he wanted to crit
icise Maj. Gen. Wood, for lt had been
proved that bc had extracted from
"those poor starving Cubans" $20,000
which bc liad paid Thurber to Influ
"Oh, what action by a high offi
cial," continued Mr. Fordney. "He
claimed that thc Cubans were starv
ing and then reached his long lingers
into the Cuban treasury and handed
out ?20.00Q to this-;" and hete Mr.
Fordney .called names which might
bc considered libelous uttered any
where savo In congress.
Mr. Fordney said Gen. Wood had
testified' before a senate committee
that ho had searched the whole island
and that all the sugar he could find
that belonged to the trust was 3,285
"A few days later Mr. Havemeyer
testified that the sugar trust had 03,
000 tons of sugar In Cuba. Wood
only missed it by 00,000 tons."
Mr. Burgess (Dem.) of Texas,, char
acterized the bill as an outrage and
said bis party could not hope fdr suc
cess at the polls next year if it "con
tinued the polioy of making tariff
agreements affecting tho agricultural
and stock interests of the country.
Reading on extract from an article
written by Thomas B. Reed, Mr. Bur
gess said "this simply means stripped
of all verbiage and bare facts Btated,
$20,000 was appropriated from the
Cuban funds on vouchers issued by
Leonard Wood, endorsed by the war
department of thjs administration,
reciting on their faces that they were
for the purpose of Influencing pnblio
opinion in the United States in favor
of this bill."
Brought by Matchmaker "for Bring
ing Two Souls Toge thor.
? The Columbia ?Record Bays a Btory
having considerable local interest in
it comes from the Savannah News.
Mr. J. H. Winkle, one of the parties
involved, lived in Columbia once and
has relatives in that city now. The
story is as follows:
T H. Winkle to M. KlinB, Dr.
To arranging one marriage contract
beteweeu daughter and J. T. Wilen
sky - - - - ?500.
This may not be the way the ac
count was presented to pater after
daughter bad been successfully dis
posed of, but a suit will be filed in
the superior courts today based on a
claim for services performed by Prof.
M. Kline in arranging the marriage
contract between Miss Dora Winkle
and J. T. Wilensky.
In the suit which will be filed-by
bis attorneys, Messrs. Triggs & Oli
ver, Prof. Kline will show that, ac
cording to a custom of orthodox He
brews, he is the only person in Savan
nah with the right to arrange marri
age contracts between husband and
wife, and that in accordance. with
this right he accorded his services to
J. H. Winkle, on request, and after
duly arranging the terms?.- made a
match between his daughter, Dora,
and Mr. Wilensky.
Prof. Kline will further claim that
be duly brought about the match,
drew up the dowry papers, and in due
time the ceremony joining Mr. Win
kle's daughter to Mr. Wilensky in
marriage was performed. He states
that the sum agreed on between him
self and thev father of the bride was
j ?SOOf and that -the amount was to be
paid Immediately after tho - perform-,
kani??fof th?:Crrsomony...;s.ThIs amount,
ana -toe court will be asked; to gruurV -
.him judgment''against "the said Win
kle for the sum agreed on."
The marriage between Miss Win
i kle and Mr. Wilensky took place near
ly a year ago, and Prof. Kline be
lieves that he should have had his
money long before this. Prof. Kline
docs not sue for services in arranging
a match between Mr. and Mrs. Wilen
sky, but for his labor in drawing up
the proper papers for dowry, etc.
There ls a law against "marriage lot
teries" in this state, which provides
that no one shall receive pay for ser
vices performed in bringing two un
married people together as man and
wife. The suit will involve many
technicalities of law, and more deli
cate questions, exposing the privacy
of a contract always supposedly sac
Sad Ending ot Toang J. P. Caldwell,
of Charlotte. N. C.
A Charlotte dispatch to The Colum
bia State says J. P. Caldwell, Jr., the
19-ycar-old son of J. P. Caldwell, edi
tor of the Charlotte Observer, com
mitted suicide Wednesday evening at
?"o'clock by shooting himself through
the heart with a revolver.
There seems to be no cause for the
rash deed. For six weeks the young
man suffered from depression and sev
eral times has said he intended to kill
himself, but lt was thought that the
remarks were due to despondency and
were not based on any fixed purpose.
Young Caldwell had been up town
most of the day and started toward
home shortly after 5 o'clock. On his
way homeward he met a friend to
whom he said he intended to do away
with himself. His statements caused
some alarm, and upon being com
municated to a member of Mr. Cald
well's family a kindly effort was made
to change thc young man's frame of
Without further discussion of his
purpose the hoy walked into his fath
er's house passing through the hall
in which his sisters were seated, and
going to his room on the second floor,
he closed the door. A second later the
pistol shot was fired. Oue of his sis
ters who entered the room found it in
darkness. She made a light, and then
saw that her brother was lying on his
back across his bcd. He had placed
the revolver against his left breast,
and the bullet had penetrated the
heart, producing almost instantaneous
Young Caldwell had served two years
in the United States navy. Since his
return home, a year ago, he had had
several attacks of Illness and had suf
fered more ui less from melancholia.
Hull Wcovil in Malls.
Acting Postmaster General Wy nee
Wednesday issued an order directing
a rigid enforcement of the section of
postal laws and regulations which ab
solutely excludes all Insects and rep
tiles from the mails. The action ls
thc result of reports that specimens
of the Texas boll weevil, an Insect
very destructive to cotton plants,
have been found in the mails.
The coroner's Jury after an Investi
gation Into the death of Raynor Boll,
whose body was found in the Pasquo
tank river at Elizabet City, N. C., re
turne.1 a verdict that Bell carno to his
death by at tuc bin g rocks to his body
and then leaping Into the river.
CHARLESTON OUT QUT.
She Will Got No Profits from ibo
A' meeting of the state board of con?
trol was held last week after which lt
was announce?d that lt bad beet:'
decided to withhold Charleston's pro?
fits temporarily, and the: olty council
and the. county authorities were re
quested to appear before the board to
show why the profits should not be
permanently withheld. As reason for
this action, lt was said in a statement
"That the present endeavor to en
force the law in Charleston as else*
where has resulted In no Improvement
this very fact 1B evidently irritating
to the lawbreakers, and tho efforts to
enforce the law are met in: ? still
more determined spirit to hamper the
officers, and to violate the law.', TblB
was evident from tho badgering ot the
officers that led to the resolutions of
the board in asking provision for ball.
Not only are the officers hampered in
their work In every ' conceivable man
ner, but the state is forced to great
expense in endeavoring to keep the
constables in their appointed duties."
It was discussed and determined
that in view of the consistent violations
of the law and the flagrant failure of
the local authorities to enforce or
assist in the enforcement of the law
in Charleston and the extra expense
incurred therefrom, that the school
fund should not suffer for the viola
tions ' of the law and inaction of the
local authorities, but that under sec
tion 553, of the dispensary law, the
offending locality should pay the ex
pense incurred, and -this burden
should not fall upon other sections of
the Btate, where the law ls enforced
and obeyed, and where the local
authorities give their assistance and
moral support in the ; enforcement of
More Dispensary Snits.
A third action has been instituted
against dispensary constables in
Charleston, to notice received at the
Btate board in taking away the prof
its of the city of Charleston. The
suit gives notice that Rudolph D.
Wi cte rs bas filed claims against Gid
eon, Bateman, May, Hoye, and Grady
dispensary constables, and their
bondsmen for the sum of 8500 each
for damages. A few days ago Welters
hied suit in the United States court
fur 810,000 damages, and also began
criminal .action in the circuit court
of Charleston, tnere being some
trouble at the time over the bond.
This last suit is in the state courts
also,: making three separate actions
against these men-. . The constables
and represented in the state' courts
also, making three separate actions
against " these men. The constables
are \ represented1 : in. the state coutts'
by^Messrs: ^BellingQrjiTownkend lt
general' The' last move is^Tegardeo
with much Bur prise in offclal circles. ;
? Fruitless Hold Up.
A Correspondent of The State says
Pinewood over In Sumter County was
given a genuine sensation Tuesday
afternoon in the contingency of Mr.
C. B. Kolb, railroad agent at Remini,
being held up by a robber and compel
led to open up his safe. Fortunately
the safe did not contain any money,
while the approach of Mr. R. A.
Lawrence gave fright to the high
wayman, who departed without cere
mony and remuneration. Mr. Kolb
has np idea whether the party waa
white or black, and so stealthily did
he come upon the agent that he paid
no atteetion to the command, "Hold
up your hands," until the doubled
barreled shot gun was pointed at bis
head. The pay train had passed this
station at about dark, and among the
white laborers who work on the San tee
bridge and section contiguous thereto,
at least 8250 were paid, and the sup
position is that this outlaw was labor
ing under the belief that this money
was placed In the safe over night.
Mrs. Rosalie McMahon was found
lying stupefied in a cellar in New
York Wednesday night by Detective
Shiebles, of the Thirteenth street po
lice station. With her was her ten
year-old son, Harry, a sickly, emaci
ated child. Shiebles's attention was
attraeted by the child's sobbing. The
little one blinked at the dark lantern
which the detective flashed about the
cold damp cellar and clung closer to
the form beside him. The detective
kindly accosted the boy, who said that
he and his mother were starving and
cold. They had nothing to eat for
two days, and had not bad a roof they
might call their own over their beads
for several weeks. The little fellow
said that he and his mother had wan
dered about all day too proud to beg
and seeking vainly In refuse barrels
for something that could be eaten.
Finally, worn out with cold and ex-1
haustion they had crept Into the base
Dolled in a Vat.
In New York five workmen were
injured by the collapse of a huge lard
rendering vat in a West Fortieth
street establishment. Three of them
will probably die. The men were at
work In tho basement when the bot
tom of a tank containing many gal
lons of scalding grease suddenly gave
way and the men werellterally bolled.
Instantly the grease became ignited
and soon , the basement was In flames.
The cries of three men could be heard
hy pedestrians in the street and aid
was quickly rendered by the police
and liremcn, but the men bad almost
been boiled alive before they could be
rescued. The others were very serious
ly hurt, but probably will recover.
At Atlanta on a commitment from
Justice Blood worth's court, charging
larceny, W. E. Latlmor, book-keeper
for J. J. & J. E. Maddox, was locked
up In tho tower Tuesday afternoon.
Thc charge, it ls said, grew out of an
alleged shortage of about 81,500.
Lat!mer has been book-keeper for the
wholesale grocery firm of J. J. & J. E.
Maddox for more than a year. Ho
kept all accounts of the firm and
handled tho cash turned in by tho
Thirty-One Ken killed' and Fifteen
Others Bodily Injured.
OWE OF THE BOILERS EXPLODED.
A Freight and a Work Train Itunnlncr
at Fall Speed Come Together
" With iilnnntroua Ueaalta
Near Mackinaw, III.
Another terrible railroad accident >
is reported frona Peoria, Bl. Thirty
one men were killed and at least fif
teen injured tn a head-on collision be
tween a freight train and a work train
on the Big . Four .railroad between V
Mackinaw and Tremont Thursday af
ter noon. Bodies of 20 of the victims
have been taken from the wreck which
ls piled 90 feet high on "the tracks. . ,
Five bodies yet remain buried under
the huge pile of. broken timber,.'twist
ed and distorted iron and steel.
On a hank at tbe Bide of tho track
lie the bodies of the victims, cut,
bruised and mangled in a horrible
manner. So far 12 only have been ?
Iden titled, the remaining being un
recognizable, even by those who knew
them and are aware of the fact that
they are among the,, dead. The vic- ?
tims aro residents of neighboring
Ali the dead sud most of the in
Jured were members of the work
train, the crews on both engines ?
jumping in time to save their If ves. '
The collision occurred in a deep out at '
the beginning of a sharp curve, neither
train being visible to the crew of the
other until they were In 50 feet of .
each other. The engineers set the
brakes, sounded tho whistles and then
leaped from their cabs, the two trains
striking with Buch force that the
sound was heard for miles. A second
after the collision the boiler of. the
work train engine exploded, throwing
heavy iron and splinters of wood 200
Conductor John W. Judge, of Indi
anapolis, who bad charge of the
freight train, received orders afc; Ur-;-;
hana to wait at Mackinaw tfor the' ,
work train which was due there at . ;
2.40 p. m. Instead of doing this he
failed to stop. The engineer of ?the
work train, George Becker, had also
received orders to pass the freight at <
Mackinaw and was on the way to that
station. The work train was perhaps
five minutes late and was running at
full speed. ^~r>.
One of the last bodies recovered was
that of William Balley, of Mackinaw, ' '
who had been lifted 30 feet into tho
air and held'in: place^ by. two jstealv
rails whichf had been pushed: up beV
tween the' engine' and tender of theV.
work train. "The. dead will lie on tho
bank ali night, or until the arrival of
he coroner of : Tazewell,county in tho ,
orhlug. . Ont 'ointho 35 ?men Vwho.
-?*.-.?--^ -Mrv v.-'?i? or *y>nivr<rJ-.;2
; 'r ?re-liY?njj ,tuu ewts
cnt?erh"r^seflou8ly. tnjured? L
Poor, Vain Woman. . .
At Chicago, 111., because her face .
had- been marred by ill health; Mrs.
Lulu W. Brennan has killed herself
by the use ot chloroform at-the Del
Pardo hotel. The reason for the Bui
clde developed at the coroner's inquest
today. Mrs.. Brennan was the wife of
a wealthy citizen of Denver and up to
four years ago, when she contracted
blood poisoning, she reigned among
tbe belles of Denver society. She felt
the loss of her beauty deeply and last
October came to Chicago and placed
herself lu the hands of a "beauty
doctor." Even at the hotel her face
was covered by a veil. "Must I al
ways be the yelled woman? Will peo
ple always stare at my face because it
is ugly, just as they were once at
tracted by my beauty?" This plaint
hurst from the afflioted woman recent
ly, according to her maid. On an
other occasion she said to an uncle
living in Chicago: "Death is prefer
able to life in this condition," but she
laughed and no more was thought of
Deputy Sheriff Killed.
At Lawley, Fla.; Deputy Sheriff H.
O. Bichar? was shot and killed Thurs
day afternoon as he was driving by
the home of the Bennett brothers. A
double-barrelled shotgun was used and
death was almost instantaneous.
Riobard had attempted to bring the
Bennetts to justice for several alleged
crimes. One of the charges against
J. B. Bennett, who is chairman of the
board of commissioners of Bradford
county, was peonage, being accused of
holding a young girl in custody
against her will. For this he was in
dicted by the grand Jury in the Unit
ed States court and is now waiting
trial. A few days ago J. B. Bennett
shot at Bichard, who saved himself
by falling to the ground and after
wards shot at Bennett three times,
who took refuge behind the counter
of his store.
. Bichard isa man of prominent fam
ily. The Bennetts are among the
most prominent '.business men of the
county. Sheriff Johns, with a posse,
ls pursuing them.
Wired for Help.
W. H. Clendencn.a telegraph opera
tor at Brown, Pa., was found dead in
the tower shortly after 7 o'clock
Thursday night. At 0:60 o'clock the
aperator at Oak Grove, Pa., on the
same road received this message from
Olendenen: "Send switch engine
quick to me, I am being murdered
by-." The wiro opened and
not another word came. A switch
engine was sent to the scene. Tho
body was found lying under the desk,
the bead orushed In. A bloody spike
lay on the floor beside it. Bobbery
apparently was the motive.
Fell Dead tn Street.
J. Fairfax McLaughlin, 60 yearn
old, clerk in the New York surr.>
gate's office, dropped dead at the
corner of Broadway and White street*
Wednesday night, nts death was
probably due to heart disease. Mr.
McLaughlin was walking with two
associates in the surrogate's office
when his hat blew off. He started
after it, but had gone but a few steps
when he fell heavily to the sidewalk
and died. Mr. McLaughlin was known
as the historian of Tammany1 Hall.
He was born in Virginia,