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"DO TUOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY FOR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE.'
BENNETTSVIXiLE, S. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY IO, 1905,
For The Brice Dispensary Bill in
the State Senate
FEW SPEECHES MADE.
The Senator from York Defeated His
Bill Ia a Vigorous Attack on the
Dispensary, but It Was Killed
by a Decisive Vote by the
The galleries and floor of the senate
were crowded Widnesday night when
the local option bill of Senator Brice
of York was brought up. There WUB
practically little bebate on tho UH,
and it was killed by a vote of 18 to 11.
In tho mornli g Senator Brice spoke
for the bill, and in the evening Sena
tor O. L. Blessa against lt. Senator
Mauldln ah o spoke for it.
The bill bad been introduced by
him, said Senator Brice, to nive the
people of South Carolina an oppon un
ity of wiping i ut the dispensary, root
and branch. Ile said that if the naked
devil, had come to earth this would
have been thc sort of law he would
have framed. Tho law bad been adopt
ed as a compromise and now was an
Instead of being a solution and im
provement of the liquor question, said
Senator Brice, the dispensary law was
retrograde In movement. Let the peo
ple Bay what they want. This ls de
The bill which Senator Brice has
Introduced thiB year is practically
similar to bis local option measure cf
1904, except that it has no taxation
provision. Thia was tacked on last
year against Senator Brice's wish.
He said In his speech that hordes
of negroes around the dispensaries
on Saturday afternoons were like "a
cfC.wd of carrion" crows around a car
cass^1- . - '
Fighters against tho dispensary had
teen successful when coming out bold
ly, and the time is not far off when
the system will be broken up, he de
clared. The tax would not scaro the
counties which really wished to be rid
of the diBpersary. Cheroke had voted
lt out in spite of the tax.
Senator Blease said that he believed
that the aerator from York was sin
cere in his views on the dispensary
law, and in (act believed that he was
at one time !n sympathy with it. He
alluded to the fact that the Prohibi
tionists had advocated the dispensary
law after thor Childs bill was defeated
?n 1802. Il tho pnhlbitlonlsts l ad
.'helped the anti? prohibitionist s the
dispensary lew would never have been
passed. If \ stcne Lad beeu given
when bread was asked for, it was the
prohibitionists who had done it.
The argument had been made that
the dispensary would have been over
thrown if tao people had ever had the
opportunity. Senator Blease cited the
candidacies of C. C Featherstone and
James A. Hoyt, who had both been
defeated, and in passing paid a tribute
to both. Ic is now a disgrace for the
State to sell whiskey, and yot the pro
hibition ticket had recommended it.
What matter if it was "for mediolnal
purposes" the effect is the same
In giving t he advantages of the dis
pensary law, the sp aker cited the de
pravity or barrooms, tho stringent
regulations cn dispensers as to selling
to minors, keeping open attar hours,
etc., and the stamping out of the so
cial drink. There is one stench In the
nostrils of the pe-: p'e-the so called
"social club"-where mon sit and
drink and play caris until the w? e
small houri, hut this cannot; he laid
at the door.? of the dispensary.
In defense of the late FI. ll Crum,
dispensary eera missioner, bc read from
The Evening Record of Columbia an
article relating to the dead man's
estate. Thc article stated that, al
though Mr. Crum was reported to be
very rich, he left an estate of * 13.000
and owed from this 83,000. This then
was the real fortune ot a man who waa
said to have come to the general as
sembly a poor mau and died worth
$159,000. Why not tell thc truth
about these things, a--ked the senator.
Pictures hid been drawn of splendid
homes builL by those In charge of the
dispensary, wlieu in reality some of
these hemes were really crowded cit
The queutions was too big for lo:a!
control. If thc 500 vot?is of New
berry decided by a mr.jority of loo to
vote out tins dispensary, would this
be Justice to the other citizens of the
ne was sory that, the dispensary in
vestigation resolution had not, as ori
ginally Intel deel, benn curled out, so
that the committee would have re
ported by Feb. 1st. lt had been said
that this resolution had been dictated
by a member of thc State b. ard of
directors, hut this Senator Bleasi de
nied with great, vigor.
"The single question involved."
said Senator Mauldln, "ls whotber or
not the general assembly it willing to
leave the mutter to the people of the
counties." He said that the dlspen
bary law waa not bein/ attacked aa a
whole, and, ;f such a popular institu
tion as described hy the senator fr m
Newberry, li< was certainly lu no dan
ger. A law of this kind would he tho
first opportunity for the masses to
really demonstrate whether or not
they want ho dispensary. Senator
Mauldln thought government by the
people true Jeffersonian Democracy
and therefore only just Tue dispen
sary system had had as Its c!ilef rec
ommendation that it would reduce
drinking, and now Its chief g:ory is
Its flnanclE.l success. The State bad
literally set ts seal of aprrovs l on t? e
system. Lately a friend had asked
him: "W:iy not make your mottes
road, 'Dum upi ro speroblbo'and 'Aul?
mus oplbusqueet paratus splr.tus fm
- The ayes ind naya were demanded
and tho vote was as follows on Sena
tor Blease's motlou to striko out tho
Ayes-Senatori Btvsni, Blake,
Bleose, O. L ; Blease, E. S. ; Carpen
ter, Christensen, Davis, Dennis,
Douglass, Ilay, Manning, McGowan,
McLeod Raynor, Stackhouse, Talbert,
Nays-Senators Bleck, Brice Hard
in, Brooks, Brown, Hood, Ilulllday,
Hudson, Mauldln, Mciver, Wells-ll.
Senators Efird and W. E Jnnnson
were paired. Tbe funner would have
voted aye, the latter nay. Senators
Marshall and Peur hoy were paired.
The former would have voted nay, the
latter aye. Senators Von Koolnitz and
Warren were paired. The former
would have voted nay, the latter aye.
The following senators were absent
when the roll was called. Senators
Bates, Butler, Earle, Hough, W. J.
TWO MOUE JUDGES
By a Big Majority tho House Fasses a
I ill Creatir g Thom
mo Arrangrinont o? tho DlfToront
Counties an Proposed by tho
Bill as Passed.
The bill to oreato two additional
circuits was pased by the house
Thursday. The majority in its favor
was 25, quite surprising. Theprlncl
pal objection came from tho fourth
circuit, which will have its name
changed without receiving any bine
tits. The bill provides for the follow
First Circuit-Charleston, Colleton
Second Circuit-Berkeley, George
town, Dorchester ard Orangeburg.
Third Circuit-Hampton, Aiken,
Bamberg, Barnwell and E igefield.
Fourth Circuit-Clarendon, Flor
ence, Lee Sumter and Williamsburg.
Fifth Circuit-Chesterfield, Dari
Ington, Hurry, Marlon and Marlboro.
Sixth Circuit-Kershaw, Lexing
ton, Riohland and Saluda.
Seventh Circuit-Chester, Fair
field, Lancaster and York.
Eighth Circuit-Ctierokee, Spartan
burg and Union.
Ninth Circuit-Abbeville, Green
wood. Laurens and Newberry.
Tenth Circuit-Anderson, Green
ville, Plckens and Ocmee.
The "special court'' law ls repealed
by the following In the bill: "That
in no case shall any special court be
held, but the goveroor may commis
sion some one learned in the law to
hold a regular term of court when a
circuit judge is disabled by sickness."
After considerable discusi?n pro
aud con the question came to a vote
on the motion to strikeout the enact
ing words. Tho members were re
corded as follows:
Nays-Speaker Smith and Messrs.
Arnold, Baker, Hallentine, Banks,
?radbam, Brant, Brantley, Bric,
Bruce, Calli-on, Clifton, Cloy, C.v. h
ran, Culler, Davis, DeVore, D >&r,
Dukes, Edwards, L. B. EtherecJge,
Fishburne, Foster, Fraser, Frost,
Gaston, D. L. Green, Gyles, Hamlin,
Harrison, Harley, Hemphill, Rey
nard, nigglns, Irby, Keenan, La
Fittf, Li fton, Lomax, Lyon, Mc
Cants, McFaddln, McMaster, Morgan,
Moses, Nance, Nicholson, Otts, Bar
leer, Prince, Pyatt, Rawlinson, Rich
ards, Sanders, Sayo, Seabvojk, Shel
dm, Siukler, Spivey, Strong, Toole,
Trlbble, Turner, Verner, J. M. Wal
ker, John J. Watson and Whatley. -
Ayes-Messrs. Ardroy, Ashley,
Rasp, Beamuuard, lloyd, Colcock, Dos
Champs, Eirhardt, Epthg, E J.
Kthorcdge, Ford, Guise, Gibson, Gra
ham, Gray, W. McD. Green, Hail,
Herbert, Klrven, Liney, Lawson,
Lester, Little, Massey, Laban Maul
dln, T. J. Mauldln, Miller, Morrison,
Palt.rsoo, Pittman, Posion, Pyatt,
R<avas, lilley, Sellers, Stoll, W. M.
Walker, Wcbh, Wimberly, Yeldell.
The following pairs were recorded:
Mr. McCall, aye, with Mr. Whaley,
na] ; Mr. Faust, aye, with Mr. lias
kill, nay; Mr. Browning, nay, with
y.r. Nash, aye. The last named in
each of the palr.n was absent.
The hill then passed second reading
after being amended bv Mr. Elwards
cf Spartanburg so that lt dots away
with special courts.
Cboked by a Negro.
At Darlington early Monday even
ing week ago a young lady while go
ing from her sister's to her father's
home on Orange street, only a short
distance, was attacked by a negro,
who had hidden behind a large oak
tree. As the lady approached the
brute sprang from hin lair and demand
ed money. The lady screamed for
help, and, with true courage and hero
i m, endeavored to rid herself of the
dcr.d, which she did, but not uutil
tho demott had bruised her throat
with his heinous lingers. A noise in a
nearby dwelling ls suppo ed als ) tn
have frightened the scoundrel, who
took to his heelH. A diligent search
with bloodhound was made, but the
dogs seemed to lose the trail. A simi
lar attack was made oo a lady on Pearl
street not long ago and the assailant
a negro, as In this case, became fright
ened and ran
Two convicts made a daring ercape
from the penitentiary at Huntsville
Texas, Thursday. They overpowered
tho engineer and fireman of a locomo
tive in the penitentiary yards and
steamed from tho grounds under fire
of the guards. They ran the engine
about live miles, when they abandon
ed it and took to the woods. On? t f
thc prisoners was serving a life sen
tence under thc charge of murdering
Holler 1.7. [liodoil.
An explosion of two 20-horse power
steam hollers lathe dry house of thc
Gross Lumber Manufacturing coni??
pany occurred Lexington about
closing down time Wednesday after
noon, completely destroying tho di y
?ouso, and, lt tl feared, fatally injur
ing Mr. Fred ii, Grohs, one of ti e
owners of thu plant, who was stand
ing near hy. Mr. Ja.'-per D. Trice,
who operates a brickyard noar by,
was struck by a Hying timber and
escaping steam, breaking his right
arm and scaldinc him sovcroly, though
The Chicago Bluebeard, Caught
in the City of New York.
HAD PLENTY MONEY.
Hoch, Who It Is Said Has Married About
Thirty Women, Was Pound lo the
Boarding House of a Woman
to Whom He Had Just
Johann Ilocb, the Chicago "Blue
beard," who bas for weeks been sought
by tbe Chicago police, who charge him
with baviug caused the deaths of sav
oral of the thirty women he ls allego3
to have r^arried, was ai rested by the
police We"J^*).-iday night in a furnished
room hoiKy . \t No. 648 West Forty
seventh str?ev >Jew York City. ?
The man ga . ;-riio name of Henry
Bartels, but the 3i>_-^ves.Bar they
are possltivo the man is. "Roch. Mrs.
Catherine Klmmerle, the landlady,
says the man was in tbe house twenty
minutes when he asked to be allowed
to peel some potatoes for her, and the
second day he proposed marriage.
Then she notified tho police and they
At the station house the mau de
scribed himself as Henry Bartels,
forty-live years old. Everything the
man had in his possession was new.
lie had a new suit of clothes, six new
handkerchiefs that bad been liaif
soaked in cologne, a new razor and a
new trunk. Besides, the man had six
9100 bills, live ?5 bills aud change in
evecy pocket of his clothing.
MAUKIED THIRTY WOMEN.
Hoch is credited with the amazing j
total of twenty known wives, of whom
ten, at least, according to the records
of the police, have died within a short
period after they were married to the
modern Blue Beard. In each of these
ca^es Hoch ls allege l to have
protited largely by the deaths of his
wives, and in the majority of the cas
es no sufficient explanation of the
deaths have ever been made.
With regard, to the other wives.
Hoch deserted them as soon after the
marriage ceremony as it was possible
for hint to srouro all the money that
the wives bad in hand. From all sec
tions of the country repr.rta are oom
iug of hiH having marrit d momen for
their money, and it is confidently as
serted by the police that when the
completo record of his victims is made
uo it will greatly exceed the number
now placed to his credit. Tho names
of the wives, so far as known, and the
fate which befell them follows:
niS MATRIMONIAL RECORD.
Anna Hook, married in Vienna,
1881, died 1883; Mr3. C. A. Mayer,
married in Chicago, 1892, died three
weeks later; Mrs. H. Irlck, married
In Chicago, 1392, died one month
later, Mts. S. Hauck, married in
Peoria, 111., 1893, deserted immediate
ly afUjr the ceremony; name unknown,
married in Chicago 1894, died two
mont hs later; Mrs. Julia Steinbrecher,
married in Chicago, 1894, died two
months later, left 84,000; Mrs. Janet
Spencer, married in Chicago, 1895, de
serted two month later, lest several
hundred dollars; Callie Charlotte An
drews, married in Chicago, 1897, de
serted two hours later, lost 8500; Mrs.
J Hus*, married In Wheeling, W
Va., 1S97, died throe months later,
left ?2.000; Mrs. Martin Dotz, mar
ried in Chicago, 1898, died t'? ree
months later; sister of Mrs. J. H.
Sch* art/.cuan, married in Milwaukee,
1899. died three weeks later, left
il200; Mrs. Mary Schultz, married at
Argus, Ind., 1900, b >th she and
daughter disappeared, left $2,000;
Mrs. Mary B:cker, married In St.
Louh, 1901, died a few montbB later;
Mrs. Anna Hendrickson, married in
C licago, 1904, deserted after a few
weeks, hst 81,000; Mrs. Lena Hoch,
married In Milwaukee, died three
weeks later, left $l,5r0; Mrs. Caro
linc Strieder, married in Philadelphia,
1904, deserted after one week, lost
$200; Mr-i. Marie Walker, married in
Chicago, 1904, died one month later,
left82;">0; Mrs. Emilie Fisher, married
in Chicago, 1905, deserted after one
week, lost $750.
CALLED KK1EKD OK HOLMES.
About the man, all of tho romance
of crime centres. He has been partial
ly identltiad as a close assoalatecf thc
notorious H. H. Holmes, who was
hanged In Philadelphia ten years ago
with a record of tweuty murders. In
Chicago he is described as a swindler,
a hypnotist, and a marriage broker
who selected as bis victims elderly wo
men with moans upon whom he work
ed the scheues that have given him
a unique record In the annals of
There is a peculiar white powder in
which he dealt that ls described by
some of his victims who escaped, but
which thc police have not been able
to get hold of, and whlou, lt Is believ
ed, would slied light upon the fate of
several of the wives who died
so mysteriously within three or four
weeks after they had followed Hoob
to tito ul tar.
Llttl? nf thc man's early life is
known. Ho was born, it is said, In
Germany, and thore ls a story of a
woman married and deserted there,
before he came to the United States,
whero iie entered upon his career In a
Chicago seems to have been made
lils principal headquarters. Most of
his wives were either wooed and won
there and taken thence immediately
after marriage where they died, or
were deserted as soon as they bad
given over to Hoch all the mouey of
which tucy were possessed.
Because of the fact that he has llv
e:i in a ?core of places and under half
a dozen aliases no connected story of
his operations ls to lie bad as present.
AH early as 1894, he was fouud
practicing his peculiar profession lu
Chicago, where he married Mrs. J.
Steinbrecher. Three weeks after the
marriage, Mrs. Hoch died, and on her
deathbed she told of thc white medl
cine which her husband had adminis
tered to her, and expressed the fear
that she had been poisoned.
Benno Lechner a saloonkeeper at
No. 394 Larabee street, Chicago, tes
tifies to this chapter in the lite of the
Bluebeard, and asserts that the man
disposed of an estate of 14,000 belong
ing to his wife Immediately after her
death and within a month afterward
was again married.
WENT UNDER MANY NAMES.
At one period in his career Hoon
was known as Albert Buschberg.
Under that name he is alleged to have
married Mrs. Mary Schultz, a widow,
of Argus, Ind., representing himself
as a wealthy Chicago druggist. Short
ly after the marriage the woman and
ber flvo-year-old son disappeared, and
have never been seen since. Just be
fore her disappearance tho husband
collected 12,000 insurance on her first
During the years 1807 and 1808
Hoch furnished at least seven fiats tn
He bought the goods for the flats on
the Installment plan, and afterwards
sold them again and defaulted in pay
ment of the monthly accounts. For
this ho was arrested, convicted and
seut to prison for a year.
Two Milwaukee women also foll
victims to tbe man. Both of them
?ied suddenly after their marriage to
him, add Mrs. J. II. Schwartzrcan,
sister of the woman who v/as known
as Mrs. Lena Hoch, declares that
Hoch disappeared with il,200 of her
sister's money Immediately after her
Under the name of John Schultz
Hooh ls said to have married Mrs
Mary Booker in St. Louis in Marob,
1002. The woman lived with him a
year all but two days, and then died
suddenly. Hoch collected 8500 insur
ance and returned to Chicago.
From Cincinnati, San Francisco,
Wheeling, W. Va., and other places
come reports of the man's operations,
and all of them tell the same ghastly
story of a wedding, followed by a
death, the collection of insurance
money and a disappearance.
Dr. Reese, a Chicago physician,
whoattenaed Mrs Mary Walker-Hook,
another wife of the Bluebeard, says
that whilo he diagnosed the causo of
death in this Instance as nephritis, he
bas since heard that Hoch gave hiR
wife a strange white powder that bad
not been prescribed for her, a shore
time before her t'eath.
John McKionuey, formerly a police
man in Chicago, whose post included
"Holmes Castle," at Sixty third street
and Stewart avenue, during tho time
that the multi-murderer was conduct
ing operations there, bas identified a
photograph of Hoch as that of the
junior partner In Holmes establish
ment. At that time, according to Mc
Kinney, Hoch was known as "Hatoh.''
FATAL ROW IN A CIRCUS.
Ono Killed for Meroiy Sneorln? itt
During the psrformince of Reed's
Circus at Baidrvin, Ala., Wednesday,
night, a free for all fl?rht occurred be
tween some of the spectators and the
performers. Between fifteen and
twenty shots were tired In a few seo
onds aud when tho smoke bad cleared
away lt was found that Charles Peter
son of Franklin had been killed and
Martin Ashley of Baldwin had been
shct twice through the right arm and
through the left side below the heart,
the lattor wound belng considered ser
Both Peterson and Ashley wore
spectators. So far as can be ascertain
ed none of the showmen was hurt.
The show people had been drinking
during the day and were in an ugly
mood. Peterson was beaten to death
with poles or rom? of the stakes used
to hi dd the guy ropes of tho tent, his
face hoing terribly mutilated.
Two trapeze pjrforme.rs were doing
the brother act when, lt is said, either
Peter.-.on or Ashley yelled: "Wo can
do that!" The performers finished
theil act and immediately rushed over
to the spectators to got at the mon
who guyed him. They were joined by
other members of tho company. Shoot
ing became goneral and a paulo re
Deputy Sheriff Dumesnil, with the
assistance of some of the residents of
Baldwin, did some quick work and
succeeded In arresting and jailing 12
of the 14 performers, including Mrs.
A. H. Roed, wife of the mauager and
owner of tho HIIOW. It jed esoaped
with one of tho employees, Siddel.
With them went tile money big.
L)iu(l ol' 1'olHon.
A dispatch from Blackville to The
State says Miss Minnie Uutto, a beau
tiful and well thought of young lady
thore, was found In her bed Monday
morning at 5 o'clock breathing her
last breath of life. Miss Hutto had
attended services at the Baptist
church both morning and evening as
usual on Sunday. Her door was lecked
but one of the sash of her room was
raised and the blind opon. Her aunt,
Miss Sallie Ilartzog, with whom she
lived, entered the window and found
her Just breathing and summoned Dr.
L. F Bonner Immediately, who found
her dying from laudanum poisoning.
Miss Hutto's father and mother are
both dead, but she has a brother and
several sisters who are very much
shocked at this suaden end of a sister
they loved so well. Miss Hutto had
not been despondent and seemed in
tho best of humor Sunday.
A passenger of the Clyde Steamer
Arapahoo, on route from Jacksonville
to New York, Jumped overboard while
tho vossel was In her dock, at Charles
ton it ls thought, with suicidal intent.
Tho man first threw his watch and
then his pistol into the water and
climbed tho rall and followed these
articles. Tho immersion in tho cold
water soou brought him to his senses
and he offered no objections to the
rescue hy the crew of tho vessel, who
lowered a life boat and went after
him immediately upon his rash act.
Fourteen Striker* Killed.
At Moscow, Russia, Wednesday
evening in a fight between strikeis
and the sold leis, fourteen persons
were killed. The struggle followed
an attempt of the strikers to as ?embie
in a publie, square. Somo strikers
pulled revolvers, whereupon tho BOI
dion opened Arc and the striken re
CAUGHT AT LAST
Young Man Arrested in Charles
ton for Being a Firebug.
HE SET MANY FIRES.
Thc Accused Is a White Boy and Ad*
nits that He Set Several Pires,
j He Is the Same Boy that Was
, Nearly Killed by a Tiger
The mystery of tbe many Qr3s that
occurred in Charleston last month
was cleared up by tho arrest of a
whjte boy by tbe name of Raymond
Bowman on Thursday. There had
been about fifty tires in Charleston
simio January 1, and people were be
coming alarmed at the thought that
a band of firebugs had invaded the
city. No one for a moment suspected
a white boy of Charleston with being
tbe' cause of the fires. Bowman is
charged with setting fire to cotton in
tho Kast Shore Terminal Company's
shed, with trespassing on the premises
of 31. Schmancke's hay and grain
storr', with trespassing on the prem
ises'-'f 1?. Rhode's feed store, and with
attempting to rob tbe safe in the A.
0. ?i>;ticket office in the Charleston
r.7- was arrested at the hav and
grar^'?tore of C. D. Gartleman & Co.,
at, DOOM T lursday by Detective John
E. Bjehnan, of the Charleston de tee- '
live force, and lodged in a cell at the
central station. Bowman admits set
tin?f?re to the cotton, but said that
it Vt?w by accident through the throw
i way of a cigarette, and Chief 1
! Btat'd later Thursday after- 1
noroltbat the prisoner had practical
ly, y dtltted responsibility for the
seffejSpf fires that have taken place
in Charleston during last month, by 1
which some $30,000 worth of proper
ty t?& been destroyed.
liga- Bald that Bowman was the
tir. co .warn Molony and Carter that
their place was on tire the drat time,
that'he was among the first to warn
Manager Kent of the tire at his
stable. He was seen to leave the ;
wawtouse of Molony and Carter on
J ol tx streat, Just before the fiR?3 start
ed, v John Molony and the Southern
r.M?r . watohman. Ho was about
vb? r,*ylc Hotel when the fire there
?tavied a few days ago, and recently
wen^to work for Mr. Arnold, whosa
stables were burned Wednesday.
Detective Brennan had been shad
owing Bowman all the morning, fol
lowing him into Gartleman's Bt?ie on
King street Thursday, and arrested
him at noon. B jwman was identified
by Messrs. Schmancke, Rhode, and
Molony as the person seen abaft their
pla:es, and Mr. W. B. Wallace, who
bas charge of the telegraph station at
the Charleston Hotel, identified him
as the person caught trying to un
lock, the ticket ( ffice safe at about U
o'olo?k one night some weeks ago.
The first clue that turned the at
tention of the police to yount; Bow
man was gi' an by Mr. Rhode and by
Mr. Walpole at the Charleston Hotel,
who told jf the attempt made by
Bowman to rob the safe. The boy
came into the office late one afternoon
and asked the agent to ohange a five
dollar bili. Mr. Walpole went to the
su fe," a fcmall iron one under the north
counter, which ls unlooked by two
keys, and after ho bad tinlshed using
hlB bunch of keys he threw them on
tho desk behind him. Young Bow
man le? b, and one of the safe keys on
the bunch waB found to be missing.
Later in the evening Mr. Wallace
left the effleo to get some silver
changed into bills at the hotel desk,
ard when he returned he looked over
tbe ticket counter and saw young
Bowman trying to unlcc* the safe.
When asked what ho was doing, he
said that he was looking for home
thing. Mr. Wallace went for a po
liceman, and when he had left it is
said that the boy Jumped over the
counter and left the hotel through
tbe front entrance. Ho returned the
key next day, when Mr. Walpole sent
He was seen during the Charleston
Transfer Conpany tire, tunning into
Balley and Lobby's store, and the
weight of evldonco worked up by De
tectlve Brennan from information
gathered firnt through Mr. Rhode,
and from circumstances that Molony
and Carter thought odd, and from the
A. CL. ticket agent caused the
arrest of Bowman, on the charges
specified. In his confession to the
police Bowman practically admitted
the burning of both Molony and Car
ter's places, and that of Gartleman,
and two other places.
When arrested Thursday In the rear
of Gartleman's hay and feed store
where tho fire of Wednesday occurr
ed, Bowman said that be had come to
look at tho work of tho Uro. At
Rhode's and Schmanke's, where he
was warned off he gave trivial oxouses
for his presence. Bowman ls not
morethau sixteen years old, tho son
of Mr. Saul Bowman, and lives at 11
Anson street. Somo years ago ho
was badly bitten by a tiger in a cage
of a show on King street, near Cal
houn. Ho was a little fellow then
and had been permitted to enter the
cago of tho tiger, which nit him se
verely, and ho was in the indrmary
for some timo. Ho is undor&liood to
I have been married recently in Au
The only motive that ctn bo as
signed to bis strange aoLlons ls that
of robbery, lt seeming to be the In
tention of young Bowman to ompty
tho cash drawers of the people whom
he excited by tiro, and lu their au
s^nce to avail hlms.df of the opportu
nity of robbery. Perhaps nome men
tal woaknesa lias been at the bottom
of his actions. Tho mystery of the
flies that have occurred is now c'f ared
away, and the department and po.toa
oan take a rect, aa also can all th?
owners of bay and grain stores.
The theory ot spontaneous com
bustion had few supporters, for the
regularity and the frequency of the
alarms, together with the Anding
j im med into the crack of a door of
the Brown Crockery warehouse on
Liberty street Monday morning of
excelsior, a stick, and a paper fuse
partly burned, made the idea of in
cendiarism generally accepted.
Dstccti vc Brennan, wi th thc ce
op?ration of the fire viotlms and the
police deserve the admiration and
gratitude of the whole olby for the
good work that has discovered the fire
bug, and a great load is lifted from
tte minds of the men who are respon
sible for the safety of the olty from
the danger of fires. The effeot of the
steady alarms and destruction of pro
perty bad begun to tell on the nerves
of citiz ms, and there now seems lit
tle danger of a repetition of the situa
The fires must have been eot by
matches, of whloh tbero were several
In the pcoket of the lad when he was
arrested, and he evld'ntly trusted to
his o?olnesa and warning tactics to
Chard him from suspicion.
The prisoner could not be seen by
the reporter Thursday, as the police
authorities did not wish Bowman to
be interviewed. -Charleston Post.
FARMERS BURE TO WIN
If They Will Stand ToROthor and
Hold Their Cotton.
Valuable information concerning
the status and condition of the Egyp
tian cotton orop, showing as lt does,
the wisdom of southern planters hold
ing their cotton for a higher price,
bas )ust come to the department of
commerce and laber from Consul
Smyth at Tunstall, England. Tuns
tall ls in the Lancashire cotton spin
ing district Of the reports concern
ing the Egyptian cotton and of efforts
of English splaners to force down the
price of tho American crop, Mr.
Smyth said in bis dispatch:
"These reports are very dlscourag- !
lng, inasmuch as they foreshadow a
shortage in this year's crop of the
Blass of staples that comes into com
petition with American cotton. For .
this reason I do not hesitate to say it
would be advisable to warn the south
am planters against any move on the
part of Lancashire manufacturers to '
force sales at low prices in order to
meet tho requirements of such a de
"The general opinion in Lancashire
ls that a plentiful supply of American
cotton can be bad on a 'fi penny ba
sis,' that is to say, 10 cents per pound.
Combinations are being formed to
bold the price at this notch, if possi
ble and these combinations intend to
operate through agent? sont specially
to Louisiana and all the cotton pro
ducing centers of tho South. The
troubles among the cotton manu fae
turers of the East are expeoted to aid
iu thc development of this scheme,
for they are calculated to have a de
pressing effect on the home market In
their relation to supply and demand.
"My candid opinion ls that aa enor
mous amount of money can be saved
to our planters by taking this matter
up In time, and invoking the assis
tance of the banks or the national
treasury, if such an arrangement can
be made to enable the planters to
warehouse their cotton until the pres
ent stocks are worked up on this side
and the necessities of the manufac
turers compel them to treat on more
liberal terms with the growers or their
representatives as the case may bo.
"The erection of new mlllB In Lan
cashire and the ell jct which their con
sumption is likely to have on the mar
ket next year lend additional inter
est to this subject, and serves to em
phasize tho views I have taken the
liberty to present In this dispatch.
Flatten cent cotton, or even 12-cont
would cut a very Important figure in
the net assets of one year's crop and
add materially to the wealth and
prosperity of tho South."
Burned co Ueath.
A negro named Tilden Davis was
burned to death in his home lu Brit
ion's Neck Saturday night. Be had
been to Marlon on Saturday and re
turned home early In the evening in
an Intoxicated condition. After say
lng a few words to his wife, he went
to sleep on the floor before the fire.
His wife und children retired to an
other parc of the house and went to
sleep, and about ll o'clock were awak
ened by the roaring of fire and found
the house in flames. She hastily got
the children out, and attempted to
rescue her husband, but he, in his
drunken condition, resisted her ef
forts. Falling to get him out, she
ran out to call for help, but before
any one could reaob tho scene it was
too late for the house was almost
down. The deceased was a well
known and very reliable negro, with
only the falling which resulted in his
Killed HIB wiro.
A dispatch from Uoeenvillo to The
State says Sheriff Gllreath was noti
fied early Thursday morning that a
! man had killed his wife in tho Prince
ton neighborhood during Wednesday
nigiit. ile at onoa dispatched Depu
ty Sheriff Ballenger to tho scene of
the orlme. The murder occurred
about one half mlle from Princeton
and niue and a half milos from Honea
Path. Dennis Wood, a whit? man,
tenant on a farm, killed his wife who
was said to have boen half-witted. It'
is said that Wood beat her first and
tticn shot her, tho woman only living
a few minutes. The couple have four
or five children. The man was arrest
ed and is now in tho Greenville coun
ty Jail. _
Wanted to Kill Her.
Fraulein Reubkeof the Court Thea
ter, Munich, Barvaria, who ls playing
the juvonllo lead in Hauptmann's
"Bei sch miede," found on her dressing
tabla Thursday evonlng a beautiful
bonbon box with a note requesting
ht r to open the box before going on
tlic stage. The actress was too much
occupied to do so until before thu last
act. Whou she did open lt an adder
d . rt ed out and fastened its fangs in
her dress. Fraulein Reubke screamed
and fell tn a faint and tho attendants
killed the adder. After some delay
toe aotreiu was able te Malsu the per
THE CZAR'S STOBY
Of the late Troubles ia the Rumian
Cities. Given Out
The Grand Dake Vladimir, the Ciar'a j
Unala and BnnlrMnian. nivna Hfa j
Version of the Situation.
A. dispatch from St. Petersburg
says the Grand Duke Vladimir, uno'.e
of Emperor Nicholas and oommacder
of the Imperial Guard, granted an
interview to the Associated Press at
tbe duke's palace in Quay de la Cour,
adj lining tbe winter palace. The
correspondent was received in' the
grand duke's private study.
"Tho newspapers abroad," suggest
ed tho correspondent, "have made
many state ments regarding the events
ot January 22."
.*I know, I have read accounts in
the foreign press. I have stood aghast
at the frightful stories of the butch
ery of Innocent people whioh they
have printed. I know they say well
Intentioned patriots, with a priest at
their head, coming peacefully to place
their grievances before his mr-j'sty
were ruthlessly shot down In the
streets; but we know that behind this
peaceful procession was an anarchistic
and socialistic plot of whioh the over
whelming majority cf the workmen
were merely innocent tools. We know
from examiuatlon of the dead and
those arrested that some alleged
priests were actually revolutionary
agitators and students in disguise.
We had to save the oity from a mob.
Unfortunately to do BO innocent and
guilty suffered alike. But suppose
140,000 men bad reached the gates of
the winter palace, they would have
gone elsewhere and the whole olty
wuuld have been delivered over to
anarohy, riot, bloodshed and flameB.
Our duty was the duty of every gov
"They say that Gorky will be
hanged," suggested the correspon
"Nonsense," replied the graud
"It is asserted that some of the
broopB refused to obey cemmands"
was the next suggestion.
"There ls no question of tbe loyalty
of the troops," asserted the grand
duke. "They did their duty. They
are ready, as I am ready, to die in
the streets for the emperor. A soldier
was asked by one workman why he
fired, the questioner saying to bim:
'You'll be a workman soon.' 'Per
haps,' he replied, 'then you may be a
soldier and know what lt is bo obey
your oath to do your duty to your
"Might I ask your imperial high
ness' view of the present situation,"
said the correspondent.
"With this uubappy war upon our
Bboulders," said tho grand duke, "we
are prising through a crisis. In the
interior there are many elements of
discord, but the situaci?n ls not so
bad as it is painted. The disorders
ab Warsaw, Kleff and elsewhere are
largely industrial, produced by brade
ufepvession and cons -quent lack of
employ meut OVL ajwjin_ruQl iho-war.^
i hey. are riob revcmTtionary at base."-'
Then without being asked the grand
duke went on:
"People speak of a constitution. A
constitution would mean the end of
Russia, as the abate would be gone,
anarohy would supervene, and when
lb ended the empire would be disinte
grated. Finland and Poland and per
haps other frontier provinces would
havo broken away. Russia is nob
ripe for a constitution. Go out among
the peasants who comprise the vast
buik of the empire's population and
try to c xplaln to them government by
suffrage. The peasant knows nothing
of government; ho doesnoteven know
what the word means. Ile knows his
emperor. Poi him tho emperor ls
everything. Give the peasant a vote
and all would bo anarchy. Still there
is necessity for reforms, and they
will be granted by the autooiacy."
"Maintaining the principle of au
tocraoy, then, the people will have an
opportunity to be beard in the gov
ernment?" questioned the corres
"Yes," was the rep'y; "they can
and I am sure they will be given a
voice. Of that I am certain," aud he
repeated the words emphatically, "I
am co-tain, " and oontinued even more
deliberately. "They will be given
the means of presenting their needs
and grievances direct to the sover
With these significant words, fore
i shadowing perhaps tho immediate
granting of something in the nature
of the zemBkjziboe (land parliament),
the grand duke ended the interview.
He then turned to Prince Belaselsky,
his aide, instructing bim bo give the
Associated Press every facility for in
Tho Jury l>id Not lloliove Her.
A miracle, brought about by prayer,
was Bworn bo In Court V.'ednesday by
Miss Inga Hanson, a former member
of the Salvation army, who is on brlal
in Chicago, charged with perjury In
connection with a personal damage
suit brought by ber against the
Chicago City Railway Company. Un
der oath Wednesday she beatified that
the alleged mlraclo restored her sight,
speech and hearing. This remarkable
explanation came from the lips of the
young woman as tho answer to a
charge that her ailments had been
conceived bo further a $50,000 con
spiracy, had been adroitly simulated
through five years ot litigation, and
had suddenly o^ased. The scene of
the alleged visitation was in Rich
mond, Va., and according to the girl's
olaims, was produoed by prayer with
an Itinerant Methodist missionary
who visited ber. Miss nanson lost
ber suit against tho street railway
WM to Stone Bold.
A dispatch from Spartanburg says
Dongau X SoboftaH, aud Solomon
Scbtftall, wholesale merchants of
Savannnah, have pu-chased the
White Stone Llthla Sprlugs property
and will at one : begin Improvements
and innovations looking toward the
establishing of a modern tourlstt he
bel In Spartanburg county. It ls
understood that the consideration
A FATAL RIDE.
Seven Women Killed Outright
and Two Die Soon.
STRUCK BY A TRAIN.
The Sleigh In Which the Women Were
Riding'Was Knicked lato Splinter?.
The Driver Tried te Step tho
Sleigh, But Could Net
Control thc Hertel.
A passenger trttn on th? Pittsburg,
Sbawmut and Northern Railroad
Wednesday nigh'; crashed into a sleigh
containing thirteen women, killed
seven outright and so seriously in
jured and main ed six that two ot
them died after hoing removed to the
hospital. Of tho other four, two are
in a serious condition. The accident
occurred near the olty of Arkport,
N. T. The sleigh was one of the
three carrying a party from the Uni
versalist church, of Hornellsville,
The dead: Mrs. Mary Gillette, Mrs.
Charles Thomas, Mrs. Eugene Shaw,
Mrs. Jos. Hallett, Mrs. 0. 0. Graves,
Mrs. Bert Moore, Mrs. Coates, Mm.
Fred Green, Mrs. Ruth Patchen.
The injured: Mrs. F. Boughton,
Mrs. F. B. Rowley, Mrs. Bond, Mrs.
Wallace Clark. _
Members of the Ladles' Aid Society
of the Uni versahst Uhuroh wen', io a
farm house- near Arkport to BP and the
afternoon. It was nearly dark when
they started on the return trip to
Hornellbvllle. The occupants of the
leading sleigh saw the train approach
ing as they neared the Shawmut cross
ing. The driver urged his horses
ahead and the sleigh passed over the
tracks in safety. The women In the
first sleigh then attempted to warn
lhotse in the one following of the dan?
ger and they did succeed in directing
their attention to the rapidly ap
The driver pulled np his horses, bab
he could not oheok the heavy sleigh
quickly enough, and when it came to
astandstill the box of the sleigh was
directly across the railroad track. .
The pilot of the engine struck the
sleigh with great force, reduolng it to
splinters and hurling tho women in
all directions. Every woman on the
sleigh waa killed or Injured.
The other members of the party
hurried back to the assistance of their
unfortunate companions, andk tly?,
train was Btopped and baoked .up -w/^rg
The bodies of the dead were placed
upon the train and the injured wero
laid upon improvised oats in the bag
gage oar. The train then proceeded
to Hornellsville. The news of the
acalde -nt had been telephoned to the
oity and hundreds of friends and rela
tives of the unfortunate women were
awaiting at the station. The dead
.were at once taken to the morgue,
and tne^BjM^were placed in ambu
lances and taifeMfei^ho Meroy Hos?
Elisha Quick, driver of Ab&rJ&m&i^^^
sleigh, was bakly hurt. He said he
tried to stop the sleigh, but could not
control the horses.
A dispatch from Aiken to The State
says thrall two daughters of Mr. H. B.
R. Armstrong were seriously hurt in
a runaway acoldunt Tuesday after
noon. The young ladles were driving
a pair of horses, ind as they started
down a hill leading to Coker Spring,
owing to the shortness of the tongue,
the buggy suddenly lurched forward
and frightened the horses. Tney broke
and ran.fur some c.istance, finally run
ning into a tree :.ud throwing both
the young ladies out. It was thought
that one of the young ladies was fa
tally hurt, but she has improved con
siderably and ls row considered out
Fatal I) iiurned.
A dispatch from Aiken to The State
says a telegram waa received there
that Mr. Qeo. P. Ashloy, formerly of
Aiken, was burned to death in- the
utheo car attached to the railroad
ci mp of W. J. Oliver & Co., at
Wyckliffe, Tenn., at 2.30 o'olook
Thursday morning. Mr. Ashley, who
was about 27 years of age, had been
in the employ of W. J. Oliver & Co.,
and had worked his way up to a re
sponsible position with that large
firm of railroad contractors. No fur
ther particulars of the tragedy wero
given in ibo telegram.
Water Pipes Imploded.
At Union one morning last week
the bot water pipes in tbe big cook,
lng range at the home of Dr. J. H.
Hamilton exploded with terrific
force, blowing out the end of the
range, sending the utensils in every
direction and plastering some of the
food on tho celling, but fortunately
not Injuring any one. People should
thaw out their water pipes when
frozen before building a fire in the
A special from MoOonough, Ga.,
says that two persons were killed in a
beadon collision between Southern
freight trains Nos. 34 and 83 at Mo
Donough at an early hoar Wednesday
morning. The dead are:
R. G. Wilhelm, engineer of No. 34.
Calvin Aroher, Jr., fireman of No.
Calhoun Coumy Doomed.
The house Thursday night received
from the Judiciary oom mi ct co an un
favorable report on the bill to create
Calhoun county. There waa a minori
ty report signed by five members.
There were 14 who signed the un
favorable report., BO it is quite probable
that the new cc un ty wilt not be given
Four Trainmen. Killed.
A southbound passenger trian and
a north bound freight train on the
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis
railroad met in collision Friday near
Tallahoma, Tenn., killing four train
men and injuring several passengers,