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VOL.XXVIII. BENNETTSYILLE^S; C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER II, 1903, ' " '
Counties Nwt Represented at Recent
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INVITED TO JOIN MOVEMENT.
.Ur. -Mathcflon, Originator of tho
Present Movement for Ininti
Krauts Has Another Word
on the Subject.
To the Editor of The State:
Referring to immigration again,
perhaps for tbe last time along tbls
line, I wanted to give my - views in
First, I want each county that was
not represented at Columbia on the
10th of November to let me know
promptly whether or not they care to
co-operate with us in this great and
grand scheme, so that I may enroll
them on my list. Then I want two
subscription lists circulated in each
-county, one of the subscription lists
asking for a small contribution for
the State board to defray common
expenses, such as literature, legal ad
vice, and other State expenses, this
list to be circulated in each county by
a member of our committee. ' This
*ls to be called for in such Bums as
may be needed from time to time, as
it may be required. The amount I
would expect from each county 1
would-say $100, and perhaps Charles
ton $300, Columbia $200 and other
counties that have large cities in them
in proportion. And the other sub
scription list asking for contributions
? the expenses of getting the immi
grants to South Carolina, say at least
. $1,000 from each county and counties
that have cities in them to give in
proportion, say Charleston $3,000, Co
lumbia, $2,000, and BO on, to be called
for when required for above purposes, j
Now,-as to who we want, the Scotch !
peasantry, they are the tillers of the !
soil, honest and able to do good work, j
and they have good blood' In their1
veins. They will make good citizens
and help us to pay our taxes and help i
to support the schools and churches j
and st; n 1 In line with us when we
have trouble between the races. Now, j
as to the Germans-I think they are
a good people, too, but they are a com- '
merdai people, and not farmers as we
want. As to the Irish, the better
class of them are politicians and poor
er people are not ambitious-they
don't like farm work. The English,
as a rule are capitalists and manufac
turers. The Swiss and Italians are
not tillers of the soil; they like to
work in the cities. And, after all I
think that tbe Scotch is the kind that
' -we want for the interest of South
-; - Now, the way to get them ls to get
some good literature suitable to strike
i .*?taH???nv.V4:i? '?r2B?> - n. :fe. . v- "
"dollars^ h?viug.'It* distributed iri'tne?
?r - proper imanner in Scotland by some?
one that can-be recommended there,j
and.in "tb?rm?antlmehave the govern-/
or to endorse our action and-then get;
the'president to also, and to have ?be
' proper papers arranged and send them
td.our agent in London and have bim
to present them to King Edward for
his approval. If all of this workB as
we want it to, send over two good
men, at least let one of them be an
educated'man and have some knowl
edge of law, that he might be able
to draw legal, documents with
steamship companies and change our
' literature, if necessary after they get
to Scotland. And charter a tramp
ship, or buy a ship if necessary. Now,
Marlboro county is ready to comply,
so far as the $100 for the State pur
poses and $1,000 to be spent moving
the immigrants is concerned, and will
do more if lt becomes necessary.
I hope that all the counties that
have not come lu will let me know
promptly their intentions.
Below I submit a copy of a commu
nication wlilch I have addressed to
the senator of each county that was
not. represented at our convention,
which please publish for the public in
formation. As therein stated, I wish
to have committees meet as soon as
the vacancies can be lilied. The fol
lowing is a list of the counties which
failed to send delegates to the con
vention, namely: Abbeville, Aiken,
Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berke
ley, Cherokee, Chester, Chesteriield,
Colleton, Dorchester, Greenville,
Hampton, Hnrry, Kershaw, Lancas
ter, Ocoxiee, Orangeburg, Pickens and
Spartanburg. If in any of these coun
ties there ls a commercial organiza
tion, such body is entitled to distinc
tive membership, and I hope the olll
cers thereof will suggest the name of
a citizen that I may appoint him.
A. J. MATHESON,
Chairman Executive Com.
nnettsville, Nov. 30, 1903.
Bennettsville, S. C., Nov. 30, 1903.
Dear Sir: At the convention held
in Columbia Nov. 10, last, for the
purpose of devlsiug ways and means I
of bringing to our State a desirable
class of immigrants, provision was
made for an executive committee to
consist of one member from each coun
ty of the State and one from each
commercial body; the chairman of
that committee to appoint at his leis
ure a member of the committee from
each county and such commercial
body as waB not represented at the
convention. I regret to say that
your county was one of thc few which
had no delegates and my purpose in
addressing this communication to you
is to ask that you suggest the name of
a Buitable citizen whom I may appoint
to that place. It is needless for me
to say that there ls no politics in this
matter and we want a man who will
take an interest In the objects and
purposes ot our organization and who
is willing to give some of bis ability,
time and attention to the duties of
the position and who is willing to de
fray bis own expenses in attending
meetings, etc. I would ask you to do
mc the further favor of informing me
whether or not there ls a commercial
or civic organization In your county,
and If so, the namo of the secretary.
Please kindly give this matter your
attention as I. wish to call the com
mittee together at the earliest practi
A. J. M AT1I KBON,
Chairman Executfvo Com.
GETB THIRTY YEARS
In tho Penitentiary, for Killing His
Three Litttlo Children.
j Dr. Jay, the triple murderer, who
j was recently tried at Asheville, N*. C.,
was found .guilty of murder,in the
second degree and was sentenced to 30
years in tho State's prison at hard
labor. Dr. Jay's crime was one of
the most horrible ia.the history of
the State.. On the morning of Octo
ber 15 last, while apparently in a rage,
he killed his three young children
with a claw-hammer, at their home
at Barnardsville, Buncombe county.
The mother of tbe children, becom
ing frightened at the action of her
husband, rushed to a neighbor's for
While she was away Jay killed tho
children, one by one, taking the
youngest, a babe hardly able to talk,
in bis arms and crushing Its' skull
with hammer. As soon as neighbors
could be summoned Jay was taken in
custody and hurried to Jail at Ashe
ville. The community was very much
wrought up over the crime, and there
have been threats of lynching should
the murderer escape the death penal
The plea ot the prisoner was in
sanity, and a number of witnesses
were introduced during the trial to
to establish ; this contention. The
time of the court yesterday was taken
up with argument, the case going to
the jury late Wednesday afternoon.
At 10 o'clock Wednesday night the
I jury retired, having failed to reach a
verdict. The verdict was not a sur
prise, as it was predicted Wednesday
that ' the jury would reach such an
agreement. Dr. Jay is about 50 years
of age. He has been married seven
years and his wife is but little over
20. The ages of the murdered child
ren ranged from one to six years.
Babe in the Woods.""
Near Greensboro, N. C., Emily
Scholfner, a three-year-old girl, who
was lost In a forest for three days,
was found half frozen and half starved.
After being revived Bhe pluckily told
of ber adventure.. Last Friday morn
ing week Phillip Shoflner, a farmer,
started to market, and tbe child fol
lowed the wagon. Her parents did
not know this, and the child got lost
in the forest. That night a search
ing party scoured the country and
the girl was found in a thicket
cuddled up under a tree. The baby
told an intelligent story of her adven
ture, saying she had been walking in
a pine thicket calling for mama and
papa, and when she could hot Hud
them'or the "big road" Bhe went to
sleeps She had been walking, abe
said, when she was 'n'o> sleeping. It
ls remarkable that the- child did not
freeze to death, os the weather has
been.bitterly cold, and Bhe was bare
fAft^viand,.vjojre only summer clothes.
Tao Boll WeoviliPost
. A dispatch from "New Orleans sayB
.a special session of the Louisiana leg
islature will be held lu December to
cass legislation which lt is hoped will
keep the boll weevil out of Louisiana.
Gov. Heard.made.tbe announcement
of bis intention to the boll weevil con
vention.. He said be was fully alive to
the dangers of the threatened Invasion
of the weevil and that be bad been as
sured that the State would have thc
hearty cooperation of the agricultural
department' at Washington in the
effort to keep the pest out of tbe
State. ' The boll weevil convention
was addressed by a number or plant
ers, merchants and oil men, and also
heard Vice President Miller of the
Audubou association on the relation
of birds to the bull weevil. The con-'
ventlon decided to ask for the enforce
ment of laws for the preservation of
the birds of the State, as an aid in thr
destruction of the weevil.
An Afflicted Family.
A dispatch from Plckens to The
State says Miss Pauline McDaniel, a
daughter of Sheriff J. H. G. McDan
iel, died Thursday night. She had
been 111 for some time of typhoid
fever. She has gradually grown worse
since the. death of her mother, which
I occurred about three weeks agu. ThiB
caused a shock from which Miss Mc
Daniel never recovered. The remains
will be interred this afternoon at Se
jcona Baptist church, of which she
was a devoted member. She was also
i a valued member of the local chapter
of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Three deaths have occurred In this
family in about a month's time. The
sympathy of the entire community
goes out to tbe sorely bereaved family.
A Hunter Killed.
A dispatch from Spartanburg to
Thc State says Juhn Godfrey, a young
white man, was accidently shot while
out bunting by a white man named
Greer Thursday, and ar. a result the
wounded man died at 10 o'clock that
night. Godfrey and Greer were two
of a party of- four who went hunting
In the woods of Capt. Dean's farm,
three miles from the city. By some
accidental means the breech-loading
gun of Greer was discharged, tuc en
tire load, an ounce of No. shot, tak
ing effect in the left knee of Godfrey.
The wounded man bled to death from
the wound before medical aid could
alleviate his sufferfng. He was a resi
dent of this city and unmarried.
A dispatch from Greenville to The
State says a negro named Ansel Arn
old, 45 years old, living between
Brandon mill and thc Southern rail
way, was found in the woods Thurs
day with a bole shot through his head.
He left home Tuesday night to visit
a neighbor, and search being made,
he was discovered nearly a mile from
home with his body robbed of money
obtained the day before a for bale of
cotton. He wa?, a reliable, thrifty, in
dustrious negro, owned a farm and
comfortable home and was worth sev
eral thousand dollars. Some negroes
in the neighborhood are under sus
picion, but no arrests have been
Thc secretary of the state hos com
pleted tho statistics of the capitaliza
tion of new state banking corporations
organized during the year, most of
which are In operation or will be Boon.
Tho total capitalization amoun
$1,100,000, which exceeds that of pre
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THE POSTAL F&AUDS.
Bristow's Report Condemns Ty ncr,
Beavers and Mat oho
WHO BOBBED THE GOVERNMENT
The Report Show? that the Ac
outed lien Had Been Dishon
est from the moment
They Took O??co.
The brief of J. L. Bristow, Fourth
Assistant Postmaster-General, who
conducted tho investigation of .the
United States Post Office Department
was made, publi? lost week, lt details
tbe glaring frauds, conspiracies, black
mailing and t looting of tbe public
treasury'that for-ven yeare^had gone
on In this department Of the public
service. It is shown that in most
cases the accused men bad been dis
honest from the moment they took
In the case of August W. Machen,
Superintendent of the Free Delivery
Division, Mr. Bristow, openly charges
that he was a forger when he entered
tbe service. As the arch-conspirators
of tbe department he mentions for
mer Assistant - Attorney-General
Tyner, Chief George W. Beavers, of
the Salaries and Allowances Division,
and August VV. Macben, in charge of
the Free Delivery Division. Barrett,
Ty tier's nephew is mentioned as a close
second to his uncle in plots to rob the
The brief discloses the .finding of
forty-four indictments, though more
than this number have been recorded.
Of these, fourteen were against
Machen on Various specific charges,
and eight were against George W.
Heavers, in charge of the Division of
Salaries and Allowances. There is no
attempt on Mr. Bristow's part to
smuotbover u single detail. Ko feils
in a - most open, matter-of-fact way
the methods by whom Post Office
Officials used their offices to put
money into tbeir own pockets.
TYNER AND HIS ZiEPHEW.
The charges against Assistant At
torney-General Tyner for the Post
Office Department Indicate, in a very
practioal way, .that he was in partner
ship with his nephew, Barrett, who
bad- been his assistant, In order to
profit by the non-prosecution of bond
Investment companies, or "get-rich
quick" concerns that were using the
mails to perpertuate tbeir frauds.
"Stop orders" had been issued against
these companies, Bristow recites, by
Assistant Attorney-General Thomas,
who declared they were "a gloater
menance to society than the avowed
Barrett wrote an opinion declaring
all bond investment concerns fraudu
lent and-'inimical tothe postal laws."
but still suggesting that they be given
"an opportunity." In order that the
"get-rich-quick'.? concerns might not
tack the opportunity. Barrett resign
ed from his office and formed a part
nership with J. Henning Nelms, an
agent for one of these concerns. Then
they became .attorneys for nearly all
of them and thereafter the approval
of Assistant Attorney-General Tyner
to any plan of the -investment com
panies was sure, if the application was
through bis nephew, Barrett.
Mr. Bristow says that the fees of
Nelms and Barrett for the first fifty
five days of their copartnership .were
$6,000. The opinion of Barrett, prior
to his resignation from the depart
ment, had scared the investment com
panies, who ail fled to Barrett for
protection. Bc obtained it through
his uncle. Mr. Bristow takes up the
case of each bond investment company
and shows what was done.
Fraud orders were issued against the
Southern Mutual Company for using
the mails. Tyner arranged with the
law firm to allow the' concern to do
business. Other concerns operated to
gull the public are mentioned, Includ
ing the Physicians' Institute, of Chica
go; E. J. Arnold & Co., the turf firm,
of St. Louis; J. fr. Ryan & Co,, and
others. It is pointed out that the
fraudulent concerns were able to usc
the malls for six years under Tyner's
A BANKRUPT AND FORGER.
Mr. Bristow finds against August
W. Machen as follows: That he cen
tered the service in 1887, a bankrupt
and forger; that he had then secured
loans from friends on raise representa
tions; that, as Superintendent of thc
Free Delivery System, he introduced
straps Instead of twine for thc use of
carriers in tying up mail and collect
ed $30,000 from George D. Lamb, a
mau with whom he bad only a verbal
contract for suppling the straps; that
the straps cost the Government $14,
00C a year.
That he made a contract with John
Boyle & Co., for the furnishing of
carriers' shoulder straps and collected
a rebate from the firm for each strap
used; that he made a similar contract
with William G Crawford, of Wash
ington, when the Boyle contract for
four years expired, and that by its
terms be entered into a conspiracy
with Crawford and George E Lorenz,
of Toledo, Ohio, to furnish straps and
divided thc money received from the
Government. By Its terms Machen
and Loreuz each received 37i per
That Machen conspired with the
G ron's and Lorenz to defraud the
Government in tho supply of the Grolt
fastener for attaching letter boxes to
posts, and that Machen actually re
ceived more than $2f>,000 from the
That Machen conspired with John
T. Cupper, of Lockhaven, Pa., to
paint letter boxes at exorbltary rates
and colleoted a rebate for himself for
awarding tho contract;_
That he conspired with Maurice
Runkle, of New York, and Charles E.
Smith, of Baltimore,- for tho stfpply
of leather cases for the carriers In
rural free delivery routes and thereby
made a liberal profit for himself,
while the two men mentioned were
allowed to defraud the Government.
Machen and tho twain were Indicted
"ORAVT" IN LETTER BOXES.
That Machen conspired with May
bury & Ellis, of Detroit, to make and
distribute a vast number of rural let
ter boxes, at extortionate prices, with
intent to defraud the Government.
Mr. Bristow gives the prices charged
and tho prollts 1 that accrued each
year, 870,000 tying paid olit uselessly
by the departm?ntvjlq four years, " .
That Machen, with Issac McGlebtm;
conspired to defraud th?.Government
in the manufacture of package letter
boxes, charging from 84 to 88 a box
when they could have been made for
That Machen, with George W.
Beavers, then In charge or the Divi
sion of Salaries and Allowances, con
spired to. defraud the. Government
through the introduction of the Mon
tague iddicator, a device to show the
hours of collection at street letter
boxes. Machen and Beavers each re
ceived stock of the company promoted
by W. W. Montague postmaster . at
San Francisco Mr. Bristow introduces
letters td prove all he says about this
That Machen recei ved 10 per cent
rebate from Charles J. Heller of Phila
delphia, who had been.allowed a con
tract to furnish baages to rural car
riers at Hf ty cents each. ? Mr. Bristow
says in conclusion:
"Machen does not seem to have con
sidered a day of reckoning possible;
over nlnoyears of continued prosperity
bad given bim confidence. He had
passed through three Congressional
investigatlods. He had deceived his
superiors through four different Post
mas te rs-General and a like number of
BEAVERS WORSE THAN MACHEN.
The ?udings.of Mr. Bristow against
Geoige W. Beavers are:
That as chief of the Salaries and
Allowances Division he conspired to
defraud the Government through a
series of schemes for the promotion of
clerks, the appointment of others who
did no work and drew salaries; that
he collected vast sums for the alleged
advancement of clerks and by chang
ing the otllcial titles of clerks to ad
vance their salaries and take part of
Timr li? lnasarl nrp.mlHP-s at exorbi
tant figures in order to reap a profit
That he purchased a vast number
of useless Brandt-Dent automatic
cashelrs for post offices, compelling
the Government to pay a fraudulent,
price for them In order to reap a per
sonal gain. The machines proved
That he compelled postmasters to
buy the Elliott & Hatch typewriter*
an Inaccurate and poor machine, for
8200, when other and better machines
could be bad cheaper, so that he could;,
profil by thus mulcting the depart
ment. Mr. Bristow gives many in^
stances* of this kind.
That Beavers purchased thousands
of unnecessary time clocks, used In the'
service to record the time of arrivalj
and this departure of carriers through^
a conspiracy' with the Bundy Olocjgj
Company In conjunction with Georg'e
E. Green, its president.
That, ho . conspired wlth^H. ,T
Truesdale and George E. Green," Of
Binghamton, N. Y., aud W. D.'Dore
na us, for the purchase of useless stamp
cancelling machines, 070 of which coat
the Government 8143,475, while only
thirty-nine were used. Mr.# Bristow
goos into great detail os to the scheme
regarding the cancelling machines
which were Invented by Doremus and
named after bira. Beavers, Green and
Doremus were all indicted in this con
nection. Mr. Bristow ends hlB arraig
nment of Beavers with tho remark
"The administration of Beavers
was, if possible, more demoralizing
upon the integrity of the service thau
that of Machen:
Mr. Bristow also goes Into the
offences of minor officials, giving the
history of each one and the action
taken against him.
Whites and Blacks Unite in a Triple
In the presence of a crowd of about
1.200 persons, composed of whites and
neg rues, Phil Davis, Walters Carter
and Clint Thomas, all negroes, were
lynched Tuesday afternoon about 1
o'clock within a short distance of
Belcher, which is twenty miles from
The men were executed for partici
pating in thc fatal shooting of Bobcrt
Adger, one of the most popular busi
ness men in North Louisiana.
The negroes confessed their crime.
They stated that they were trying
new guns and when Adger appeared
on the street thought it quite natural
to turn thc guns on him.
No shots were fired at tho lynching,
the negroes all being hanged to a
single limb of a tree. Two of the neg
roes under arrest, Sam Lee and ; Peter
Thomas, were released. Lee. proved
that he attempted to prevent the neg
roes from shooting and established the
fact that he was too frightened to
shoot. Phil Davis and Walter were
captured Tuesday afternoon several
miles from the scene of their crime.
Clint Thomas was caught later about
a mile aud a half from Belcher.
The negroes were taken before
Adger and confessed their crime
They were held in concealment until
shortly before I o'clock today, when
they were taken out and hanged.
Davis ls said to be an ex-convict
and Walter Carter was forced to tlee
from Mansfield, La., about a year ago,
for Insulting a white woman.
The negroes of Belcher Joined In tho
search for the men and were appear
ently as eager to have them lynached
as the whites. One negro was pre
sented by the whites with a purse of
8IOU for tho part ho tqok In the pur
suit. The negroes who were lyDched
were given an opportunity to pray.
A Groat Problem Solved..
A North Missouri editor asked:
"Who ls the happier, thc man who
possesses $r,000,000 or tho man who
bus seven daughters?" Another Mis
souri editor promptly solved the prob
lem in this way: 'The man with thc
surplus girls, of course. Tho man
with the money ls not satisfied and
wants more, the man with tho seven
daughters ls satisfied-ho has
A Sad Accident.
At Blackstone, Mass., ffrc three
sons of Mrs. Nellie,. Jf" Bead, John,
seventeen; WlWarri, 'fourteen, and
George, eight years of age, were
drowned In tho Blackstone Tuesday,
whllo attempting to cross the river on
.ce. ? '/
THE DE?I) AL?Vk
A' Man .Be'turns Homo After an
)'?? Absence of Pif ty Years.
H? HAD BEEN MOURNED A8 DEAD
After Ho Deserted His Home Hil
?StfNever AVtpto n Uno to (ila
-Wife or lila Helpless
. tir- ' . ' ' - V ?.. " ?
?After an absdnce.of fifty-four.yeats
fit}m his family Jacob Wesley Cloy
wandered into his son home, Judge John
?L.Cloy, at Granltevllle, last Monday
bight week ago. The story reads like
th? plot in some romanee .of thc mid
dle ages, but surpasses the ancient flec
tion lh the fact that;lt.ls a true tale.
A:>reporter for the Augusta Chronicle
heard of this marvellous story a day
p'rVtwo ago and meeting Judge Cloy on
1 th?-streets,- who .'confirmed lt; and
added more, wonders to the way it had
been told, by another. '-. i Jj j
* -The 8tory"-r^cpunted,by.-Judge Cloy
began whett-he*was only twenty-seven
days old and his father disappeared,
letfying bis mother with two .helpless
young children, and. never returned
until last week. .During the absence
ofVjibe father the two children had.
advanced past middle age and the good
mather, .who tolled for their, support
ard education, had died in Ignorance
QM what had become her husband.
Mrs. Cloy departed. tbls life in 188?...
Back in the year 1849 Jacob Cloy
wjis the overseer on the plantations of
j Frank Posey? a prominent' planter of
?U eastern section of South'Carollna.
Tjyc great farmer had a son, Martin
f[ey, who married a young wife, and
a while lived happily on one of
ti??'places owned by his father. One
day the young wife disappeared and.a
search was Instituted to find her. Tn
ter, the disappearance
her. mutilated body-was found in ia1
?warup nearby, and the evidence was
plain that murder 'had been com
mitted.- The strong-finger of clrcum
stances pointed to her husband. He
wis arrested and tried:
MAIN WITNESS DISAPPEARS.
--?yfacob Cloy was one of the witnesses
Summoned by. the state at the trial.
He was one of the party that found
tb.? ; body of Mrs. Posey and lt was
tlipjpght that testimony given by him
w?jll? throw considerable light on the
In fact, many thought that
Cjqy's'evidence would convict Martin
Posey of the munier?of^hls wife. All
jfcre angl?j^yr^ time
>?.hen C10y\^0ulrjt;vt?ke. tlBe^scandLang;
.?j: y?tbe.l^08r:tnat;,w?uld'-clear up th?'
'tyvstery thal bad shocked the whole
W-l^ry .side by its , horrors. ..The
?jHfc?-for the trial drew near and inter
:c?'o Increased. Finally the day set for
''' ^7'e?irlng . arrived ,'and the court
was crowded totho'doorar-WbSiH
Jacob Cloy was called to go on the
stand it was found that he had dis
appeared. Application being made
pt hi? home it was learned from his
wite that he had not been at the
house fo?- several days. Many people
Immediately were convinced that an
other murder had been committed to
keep the truth about the first one
from coming to the light ot day.
Again the country was shocked and
all sorts of methods were adopted to
try and locate the whereabout of Cloy,
but without avail.
After thorough search not a few
people came to the opinion* that Cloy
had gone away to keep from convict
ing his former friend, Martin Posey.
Mrs. Cloy was left with a son twenty
seven days old and a daughter not
quito two years. She immediately
set about supporting them. She un
dertook such work as a woman could
do and succeeded in raising ber de
serted children In a creditable man
ner and giving them an education.
She of ten harbored the idea-that she
would bear from her husband, hut as
the years speed on and not a Une
came she became convinced that he
BON MEETS FATHER.
During the latter part of the war
Judge Cloy, then a boy of 14 years of
age, was a student at the Arsenal In
Columbia. The Confederacy was in
desperate straits. It waa almost a
case of robbing the cradle and the
grave to keep thc armies supplied
with soldiers. The boys ot' the Arse
nel and the Citadel at Charleston were
mustered into one company and Bent
to camp at Spartanburg, prr*partory
to being ordered to the front. ' In the
company with Judge Cloy at the time
was Mr. Z. W. Carwylo and others
who are now weil know in AugUota.
Tho command of boys never reached
tho tiring line for Lee surrendered
while they were still In Spartanburg
and they were mustered out of the
service and sent home.
While travelling to his homo In
Aiken county the youthful soldier,
John R. Cloy, meta man in cha ge of
a drove of stock that was being driven
through the country. The man and
the buy soldier struck up a conversa
tion and when the young man told
his name the man began to question
him very closely. They were together
for nearly an hour and as tho man
was about to depart he told tho youth
ful Confederate that ho was his
father. Thc youth was Incredulous
and the man rode on wlihout giving
any further Information. When
Young Cloy reached home he reolted
the occurrence to his mother. From
the description given of thu man and
the subjects on which he asked ques
tions Mrs. Cloy was positive that tho
drover who encountered her son, was
This occurence was just after Lee's
surrender. From that day up to one
year ago Judge Cloy never heard of
his father. During the last festive
week In this city Judge Cloy met a
relative of bin father, who told bim
that he took no stock in the report
and did not even brother himself to
write to the address given. He bad
long since begun to believe that his
father had passed away.
RETURN OF PRODIGAL FATHER,
Last Monday night week an old
man, bowed down with the weight of
eighty odd years, boarded the South
ern train that left Augusta at 11:15
p. m., and told Conductor Wooten
that he was the father of Judge John
R. Cloy, of Granltevllle, aud wanted to
co there, ne had only,mopey/enough
to pay his fare to that ; place .and
asked anxiously to ITO directed to the
homo bf bis son when the train Would
reach G rangeville after midnight.
The conductor told the old mau that
Judge Oloy'8 father had been dead.for
over forty years and'thought .be waB
endeavoring to deceive him, The
ancient passenger was KO Insistent,
however, that when the train reached
Graniteville, Conductor Wooten called
the night man at the depot and asked
him to show the old man to the home
of judge Cloy and that if the judge
was not home to take him to a board
ing house and be would see that-the
night's lodging was paid.
?j Tbe watchman escorted the traveler
to the' home of Judge Cloy and the
owner himself answered the loud
knocking at the door. When-he asked
what was wanted the old man- in a
broken volco made himself j known.
Ile told his son that he waa how^pen
niless and without a home and that he
was seeking his roof -as shelter tn the
end of his life. There was, not thc
time or opportunity there in the chilly
midnight air to establish tho identity
of the man who came to hts door for
shelter and Judge Cloy Invited the
visitor inside and made bim comfort
I able for the night, la the morning,
the old man proved beyond a shadow'
of a doubt that he was 'the . father,
who deserted his two children and
their mother fifty-four years . ago last
. UAS'BKEN WBtl>TO-nO.
Jacob Cloy admits non that he left
home sooner than become a witness'
against Martin Posey, but be has not
uttered one word that would indicate
what his knowledge of the killing of
Mrs. Posey was. j During the fifty-four
years that he has been away from
South Carolina' Mr. Cloy tells a' tale of
ups and downs In life. Once or twice
he has been well-to-do and bas lived
In Mississippi, Indian. Territory,
Texas and Canada. He gives no rea
I son why he never wrote to his wife or
[children. It is with difficulty that
he can be questioned as he Is now
quite deaf, speaks with difficulty and
his mind is not clear as a result of bis
I great age*
What a change of fortune is this?
Here comes an old, world, worn man
to the home of bis son asking for. shel
ter in his declining years when in an
full strength and vigor,of yoting man*
hood he left that son a helpless in'fabt
of twenty-seven days old In the arms
of a young and inexperienced mother.
The mother reared the son in ' such a
manner, that now af ter having passed
tbe .middle mark of life he . ls in tbe
??iGyme&? of plenty of this world
f#??id3l?nd the respect and esteem of
toft fellow man. ,' ?g?'1-'
A Will to Man Unripe tl.
At Now Berne, N. O., ? murder case |
em bead ng many Interesting "and un
usual features came ton traglo end
Dixon Friday. Godfrey Weberra
substantial farmer was shot from
ambush near his home, Nov. 22,1901.
He lived only a few hours, and while !
dying expressed tho belief that Dixon
was the assassin. Dixon was tried and
convicted ot the crime, the strongest
evidence against him being that two
pages of a magazine was used as a gun
? wad and a copy of the same magazine
found In Dixon's house had these two
pages missing. After being sentenc
ed Dixon broke jail and escaped. Ho
was rearrested last October near
Obestcrnield; S. C., after enjoying two
years' freedom. The widow of the
man he murdered had become his wife
and was living with him. Dixon's
crime according to thc testimony at
tho trial was prompted by jealousy.
Dlx.,n and tbe girl who afterwards
married Weber were sweethearts be
fore Weber appeared as a suitor. The
latter being a man of some means she
discarded Dixon and married Weber.
No Toy Pistols This Year.
Few people realize that it is against
tho law for shopkeepers or other per
sons to give away or sell toy cap
pistols or caps for the juvenile wea
pons. The general assembly passed
an act at Its last session prohibiting
tbe sale of toy pistols because of the
fact that so many deaths bad occurred
fn un their use but they are now being
I offered in many of the stores of theclty.
?The act states that "lt shall be un
lawful for any person, firm or corpora
tion in this State to sell, put up for
sale or offer for sale or give away any
toy pistol in which caps or cartridges
are used or any caps or cartridges for
6uch toy pistols." The maximum pen
alty ls $100 for each conviction.
A Fugitive From Justice.
Gov. Heyward Wednesday Issued a
rewarded of 860 for the aprehensi?n
and conviction of Henry Byrd of Dar
lington county, who bas been a fugi
tive from Justice for some time. He
has been committing'depredations in
that county, frightening woman and
children. The residents of the county,
being thoroughly enraged, have offer
ed a reward of 340 for his capturo.
The sum which the governor has otter
ed increases the amount to 8100. Byrd
was convicted of stealing a bale of
cotton and sentenced to serve two
years on the county obalngang, from
which he escaped.
Caught at Last.
A young man who declared that he
is Frederlok Strube, wanted at
Havana, Ills., on the charge of having
killed Alice Hennlnger, was arrested
at Macon, Mo., on Wednesday. Strube
said be struck Miss Hennlnger with
a monkey wrench because she laughed
at him when he pressed her to marry
him. They wore in a buggy and, he
said, fell out of the vehicle during thc
struggle and on the ground he struck
he * ' - *|??amrds
bt?ouoty. ALL LOSSES [
^ettsville, S, C.
tc ,,, ,
Jno S. Moore has a fine
/alms and other plants,
tjLed, that she desires to
Jtings 25o per dozen,
: 1 EE fcHOBT CO?ICH CROP
Causes Cr??t Excitement and Alarm
Amuri g the lingi'sh Milla.
. DJspatc]i?.B. frum London says the
riselnaitton caused i ntenseexcitement
to Mapchaster and Liverpool Friday.
American cotton advanced 28. to .-M
points pvei Tbursday'?icloslng prices.
It. is said localiyhthat?lf th?? official
crop estimate, of theLUnlted States
department of agriculture made pub
lic Thursday Is correct lt means a
terrible calamity for.Lancashire.
The cotton trade is divided In opio
ion, one section contending that the
demand for cotton goods, because of
the falling off of orders from india!
and . China, ls not likely tb be . excep
tionally"great"dur'.ng'the coming year
and that 10,000,000'bales, as estimat
ed by: the... American) agricultural de
partment,; will be sufficient to - meet
On? of the largest firms of cotton
spinners at Bradford announce that
they are preparing to erect mills .io
the United States, to which tbeywlll
transfer hundreds of looms, with their
complement of combing, drawing and
upinn.ig machinery the dismounting of
which has already commenced. In
making the announcement the firm
says: '. ? . . .
"The American manufacture* and
dyeing of the finest classes: of goods,
similar to those we produce, on which
we are paying 100 per cent, and up
wards in duty, is the reason that we
are confident our present. American
department will not be able to pay Ita
way more tban three or'four years
All, the . English morning pa
pers print editorials concerning the
I serious effect'which the cotton' short
age in the United States will have on
"the Lancashire trade and the dangers
arising from the fact that one market
is able to control tho price bf raw cot
ton. The belief ls generally held that
the United States department of agri
culture underestimated the crop, but
the editors-avail themselves of the
crisis to point cut the necessity of
using the utmost exertions to foster
the cultivation of cotton in the Brit
ish colonies so as to'broadenithe area
of supply. '
In Manchester less excitement was I
manifested than In Liverpool, mainly
because it ls believed that the crop |
will ultimately prove to yield 11,000,
000 bales. Manufacturers and spin
ners, therefore, are prepared to hold
I put for.later reports of the crop.. Lead
I ers in the trade also point out that
j the present crop ls likely to be a good
cine, while; last year's crop was not I
seriously: bad, andJas ? result there |
Will be less, waste.
BOTH HANDS .CUT OFF. . j
. . . . - .
Tlio-Serions Accident; AVJUIch Befell !
a Cotton Mill Operative.
The Spartan.burg Herald says on .
day last week while engaged at bl 1
work In the"cardlng room of the Glen
dale mills, Mr. Jr> mes FranclB an
operative - received InJurleB which
, cost him both of his hands'.
The unfortunate young man was
attending to his duties and was using
a yard stick in directing the cotton
material to lbs proper place to go
through the carding .machinery. The
stick dropped and Mr. Francis reach
ed for it. Instantly bis hand was
caught in the machinery and fearfully
lacerated. In his agony and fright
be reached his other hand down to
I extricate himself, and this member be
I came entangled in the machinery.
Before help reached him and he
was taken from bis perilous position,
Mr. Francis's two hands were literally
I stripped of all flesh by the merciless,
rapid grinding of the machinery.
Medical aid was summoned. Dra. G.
It. Dean and G. W. Helnish visited
the wounded man, and at once decid
ed that bis ban-'s must be amputated.
The operation was skillfully perform
ed by these physicians, assisted by
Dr. Ti D. Halrston.
The accident is a terrible blow to
this youag 'man, who had Just tartly
begun the struggle of life, A young
wife is dependent on bim and his de
privation of* thc natural means for
making living renders the prospects for
I the future anything but bright or
encouraging. The sympathy of many
I goes out to Mr. Francis.
Ferry Arrested Again.
A dispatch from Spartanburg to
The State says Ben F. Perry, son of
ex-Gov. B. F. Perry, was arrested
here Wednesday evening by State
Constables Kubanks and Drake on the
premises of C. O. Davis on Lee street.
Several gallons of whiskey were also
seized. There was a disturbance be
tween Perry and the contables during
which a pistol was discharged by one
of tho officers, but no one was hit.
After being arrested ar.d carried to
the station house Perry gave bond in
the sum of $500. * Ho stated that be
carried with him to bis boarding
house on Lee street Thursday night
four and a half gallons of whiskey,
the limit the law allows, and that be
offered none for sale since thou. The
constables on the other band state
that there was found six and a half
gallons of whiskey belonging to bim
at the boarding house where . he
stopped. There ls not the slightest
suspicion as to Mr. Davis selling or
having at. vthing to do with the Illicit
traffic of Abiskey.
He Shot Back.
On Wednesday week ago as Mr.
George waiker was returning to
Walterboro from a collecting tour for
Terry & Shaffer, he was ordered to
bault by three men, who began'firing
\ him. Mr. Walker drow bis pistol
IS nd returned the fire. Fortunately
was not hit. Seeing that ho was
med the highwaymen made off.
here is no clue as to the Identity of
?A young woman In Charlotte at*
jimpted suicide because she was sall
Jited and had the toothache. That
rc a rattier disagreeable combination,
, V bo sure, but hardly calls for self
*?38tructlon. A wave of suicidal mania
. -pierns to sweep across' the country
ko a pestilence cvory now and then,
id this young woman, like many
Obers, yielded weakly.
THE BOARD DID >IT.
Governor Hey ward Did Not BeToeat
the Holding Up of
OHABLE8TONpS XiaUOE PROFITS.
Thia Statement Ia' Made In Reply to
". Unfriendly. Criticism. The
. Formal Resolution o*
. > :; .v tho Board.
.',".-The Columbia. State says it has
been 'regarded!.'as a fact that Gov.
Hey ward asked the directors of the
State dispensary to withhold from the
city of Charleston the profits .which
that city would receive from the dis
pensary law. This impression seems
to have been gained from:the state
ment which , was issued at . the,time. /
In view of some criticisms which have
appeared, which the. governor made
known his unwin I agness to notice, Mr.
L. J. Williams.-chairman of tbeJb^'r^U
of directors, made the following
ment Tiiursdaj : "'..;' S
".While tb ti governor h?gT '
co-operated wltustih? boa/ri*
has been done,?, ant
the prospect of. a,
this matter bet<
the city authority
Injustice to.hlmj '
with the mattejc ?Oft
with having .ts^*-*s~r
While at &
ton was in ff"" A1V1,t.
from tho S
lng that toll <
could get KL
State board /
505 of the di
lng to co-opeL _? .
felt It my dutj^e Far
and did so. W~PV nf
round that the ?T 0ne ot
on his plantation ?r?ojJ?ase.
, and waited over to ?'?'s .'^
I his arrival he did notset^ Z
informed ar to the status ui^?ii.'..
and,. af ter : several consultations -be??v}
twee ri us it was/ determined that
was necessary " that I, as chairman ?
call the'State board of directors In ex
traordinary Session,. since the board
was the only authority in the State
with power to. furnish'tho governor/,
necessary funds to protect tho const?f*:
"At-Vthis meeting of the board jt^ v
was deemed an injustice to thc/bal
arice Of -the State, to take this.c^?uey,
to', protect ,-tbo;.-t?nstables,-'<fry^
State funds, and it was, therefore, de
termined to take an amount^ecessary..,;.' 5
tx) reimburse; the school funi from the .
city of Charleston, slncethes failure ot
public, sentiment in., Oha?sston and^ .
the lack of coTOperatlonf?'/the ?ity o?? ?
.flcials .were at lasttbo e'.flse;?iy?d
LiO?blev ??^ff ''''''' A&-;\?mg??? '
the governor,; as . ^ published,
was for financial aid after these con
ferenceB, in b?half of- theconstables.
'?'I invited the governor to be pres
ent at the hearing' y?ste'rday in re
sponse to a letter from Mayor Smyth;J;
I to that effect. . These are tho bald ' -. Y
facts with reference to tho matter,
and I don't, suppose the governor or
the State;board have any reason to-,
feel that we could have done other
Following is the text of the r?solu- ?
lion which the board bas passed after
hearing the return of the offlclahrof
the city'of Charleston:
Resolved, That tho profits accruing
to the city of Charleston are hereby
withheld until Jan. 1, 1904, "to pay
State constables" for the better en- , v' ?;
forcement of the dispensary law in the .;
I city of Charleston. .^-V.-/."
Second.. That thereafter the profits
accruing to the city shall be restored,
provided, that in addition to the
three detectives now employed for
making cases against illicit liquor
dealers, four other officers be employ
ed by the city subject to the direction
of the division cbiet cmstable for the
main purpose of detecting and captur
ing contraband liquors. ?
" .1 UH tico Dono. . V
At Tuskegee, Ala., Ralph Arm
strong was convicted Friday of tho
murder of his cousin, Miss Allie Arm
strong, and . sentenced to be hanged
Jan. 8. The case will be appealed.
Armstrong shot bis cousin, with whom
he was in love, Oct. 23, in Natasulga,
Ala. The defense attempted to show
that Armstrong was irresponsible by
reason of excessive drinking. The
State proved that Armstrong, the
day before the murder, wrote a note
to his mother announcing his Inten
tion of killing his counsln and him
self. Armstrong is a son of tho late
H. Clay Armstrong, once United
States consul to Rio Janerlo, and
twice speaker of the Alabama house
Long Staple Upland Cotton.
Secretary Wilson says satisfactory
results are recorded with the hyblrd
or lon? staple upland cottons and ex
tensive field tests are now under way,
and if the result of tho present Rea
son's work is satisfactory seed will bo
grown for distributions. Indications
at the present stage of experiments
also favor the belief that we Bball soon
have varieties of Egyptain cotton
adapted to cultivation in this coun
try. At present we pay Egyptian
growers 87,500,000 annually for their
There Were Others.
The Anderson Mail says this story
ls being told In that city: A young
man had been vainly ringing the tele-,
phone for some time. Finally when
central" answered his ring, he asked:
"What in the world . ?3 the matter?
I have been trying to catch, you for
"Ob, that's nothing," replied a soft
voice in the 'phone. "Another young
man in town has been trying to catch
me for nearly twu years and he hasn't
Killed on tho Rails.
A young man by tho name of
Lniwry\ !n attempting to beat a ride
from Catawba to his home at Monroe,
N. O., fell from the train and a part
ut hts head and skull was found on
the traok and his body r#?rby the
next morning. This happened near
Ose?la in Lancaster County, about'll
o'clock at night. .