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In the Street and Killed by Two
IN CIT! OF ATLANTA.
The Victim a Prominent Insurance Man
and Had Just Gotten Off of a Street
Car to go to His Home When
Run Over. One Rider
The injuries of Roscoe W. Gorman,
who was run over by two bloycles on
Peaohtree street Monday eyenlrg,
proved fatal. Mr. Gorman died Thurs
day morning1 at 3:30 o'clock from a
fracture of the skull. His death oc
curred at the sohool of Miss Thorn
bury, 428 Peachtree street, where he
was moved after the accident, and he
never regained consciousness from the
time he fell un*ll he breathed his last.
Mr. Gorman's death was oauRed by
two regro boys racing on blcyoles. It
ls sa'd they were riding between the
car tracks, coming into the city, at a
rate of 25 mil* s an hour. Mr. Gorman
had stepped efl the cir at the corner
of Pine and Peachtree streets, aud
Betting off on the ri ?ht side of thc
car he had to go around und behind
tha car to walk down Pine street to
wards his home. The negro boys dash
ed ar?.und the car and struck Mr. Gor
man with terrible force. He fell heav
ily upon the pavement and the fall
caused a fracture at the base of the
Bkull. He was picked up immediately
after the accident and he was uncon
scious, the blood flowing from both
The boy whose wheel first s'ru'^k
Mr. Gorman has not been caught. The
ether boy, Will Martin, was tried in
theS recorder's court Thursday after
vV- ' "noon. He was fined 810 75 for the
reckless riding of a bicycle, and held
In a 8100 bound for criminal negilence.
There were four witnesses who saw
the accident. Dr. Gilbert was the first
person to reach Mr. Gorman. He saw
a bicycle boy run over him after ho
was down, but did not see the first
J. M. Walker was on the rear plat
form of the car and Mr. Gorman spoke
to him a-, he got < ff. Mr. Walker wa
the last person Mr. Gorman ever ad
"1 saw something fall behind the
car," testified Mr. Walker, "and I
next saw a boy ride over the man on
the ground. The whole thing happen
ed in a few seconds."
T. M. Smith, who was also on the
rear platform of the car, testified that
he saw some one run into Mr. Gorman
and knock him down.
Dr. li. H. Spurlock did not witness
the accident, but saw a blcc'e boy
fall headlong to the pavement imrxe
dlately after Mr. Gorman was ruc
Will Martin stated that he worked
for the Todd Drug Company. He Silo
he met up with another negro boy oe
a bicycle at the corner of Peachtree
and Linden streets.
"The other boy was ahead," sale
the prisoner, "and he ran into thc
white man first. I was close behinc
him and could not stop before I rat
over ihe man. We were not racing
The other boy was going faster thai
Oilier Belcher, who, with Otlicei
Hole mbe, m:tde the arrest, testified
that fr mi what he learned of thc
affair, ti e boys mes', have been racing
and ^ere riding ab.iut tweuty tivi
miles an hour. Will Martin, ls a soi
of R 'hi rt Martin, who works foi
Colon?! J. W. English, Jr.
"There has been a human li ft
taken," stated tin; recorder, "ail be
cause two boys rode their wheels at, a
reckless speed. This fast riding ol
bicycles on the streets should be
Af^er sen'erc'ng the boy to pay a
fine of $10.75 and binding nim over
for criminal negligence, the recorder
exp-essed the hopu that ti.e other boy
be ca jg ht.
Pun- ral services over the body of
Mr. Goimui will be held at his late
residence, 327 Spring street, at 10 3d
o'clock Thu slay morning. After the
funeral th : bony will be taken io the
Atlanta and We>t Point train, and
at 12:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon
lt wilt ?favo for Newnan, Ga. The
interment will bi directly after the
arrival of the no ?y.
Centra! L dge No. 28, I. O. O. F.,
\ and the Knights of Pythias, the de
ceased having b.'i n a prominent mem
ber of both, will attend the funeral,
aDd a delegation fr.-m both will ac
comp my the bojy to Newnan.-At
lanta J mini il.
No WortlilcHH OukeH Wanted.;
A dispatch from New York says lt
became known Wednesday that An
drew Carnegie's niece, Nancy, was
secreily married about a ye>ar ago to a
riding m.ster mined Heaver, whom
she met at Newport. The story wi s
confirmed by Mr. Carnegie. "My
niece was married to Mr. Heaver in
New York about a year ago," he said.
"Mr Heaver wa-, a riding teacher in
the family. The family has no objec
tion to tho match. Mr. Heaver ls an
honest, upright man. I would rather
Nancy had married a p;ior, honest
man than a worth!? ss duke. We want
no rich men In the family." Mr.
Carnegie said that Mr. and Mrs. Bea
ver went to Europe Immediately af
ter the!, marriage. They returned a
few days ago and are now on a visit
to New England. Mr. Heaver waa
formerly coachman for his wife's
mcther, Mrs. Thomas M. Carnegie,
in Pittsburg and at her winter home
at Fernandina, Fla Ho was a
widower with two small children.
Kci-pmiMi hi.- lor tho Silverware.
Wendell Pailllpi was In a hotel at
Charleston, had breakfast In his room,
and was served by a slave. Mr. Phil
lips spoke to him as an Absolltionls^,
but the other seemed to be more con
cerned about the breakfast than about
himself. Finally, Mr. Phillips told
him to go away, saylrg he could not
bear to bi waited upon by a slave.
The other remonstrated, "'Scuse rae,
massa, but Pse 'bilged to stay vere,
'cause i'se 'sponsible io' de silver
I un- M list u ni lcm.
A little girl was overheard talking
to her doll, whose arm had come off,
expi slng the sawdust stuning. "You
dear, go d, obedient dolly. I knew I
had told you to chew your food fine,
but I didn't think you would chew lt
ls fine as that."
A SAD KNDIM.
A. Young lady of 8t. Gcoigo Narrien
Who Is Arrest? d for Bigamy at Or
ange burg and the YOUD? Lady
A speolal dispatch from St. Georges
to the State, under ra.o or last Wed
nesday, Bays nearly three weeks ago a
gentleman calling himself Dr Kenyon
Millard, hailing from Indianapolis,
Ind., arrived at St. George wearing a
silk hat and prince albert coat, going
to the home of Mrs. M. O. K ny on,
who is the proprietress of thu Aver
leigh House in that town. Soon after
lt was announced by M id am Rumor
that this geutleman was to wed Miss
Sallie K-nyon, the accomplished
daughter of the boarding house keep
The dis pa'ch goes on to say that all
kinds of time were reported by rumor
when the wedding was to take place,
then it would h.- reported that it had
been called off, and so it went for a
week or moro, but finally on Tuesiay
of last week it was annoi.nccd that
the marringa would take place at the
home of the bride's mot..or on Thurs
day night of last week, aud the ft lends
of the bride were busy making ar
rangements for the affair, and every
thing to make the occasion attractive
was b ii g doue, when on the evening
of Tuesday of last week tho intended
tito tm in company with the .to be
bride went to call upon the Rev. M.
W. Rankin, pastor of the Sb. George
Baptist durch, to request h's Bervlce
in performing the marriage cere
Toe Rev. Mr. Rankin refused to act
because he had learned that the
would be groom had been divorced
from a former wife. Then the plans
of the couple chat ged and they called
in the arrangements for the marriage
on Thursday evening and on Wednes
day morning packed their respective
baggage and bought tickets for Or
angeburg, and left on the 9 o'clock
train over the Southern railway,
where it is said that they will procuro
the services of the Rev. E. M. Light
foot of the Baptist church to perform
the ceremony. The groom beirg un
satisfied with a marriage in a Slate
where there is no license required,
they will take the earliest train for
Augusta, Ga., where they will procure
a license and be remarried by a justice
of the peace.
Dr. Millard heard of Miss Kenyon
about four months ago through cor
respondence. It is said that she sav,
where he had made several lectures
and Miss Kenyon's first acquaintance
with him was in reply to some adver
tlsement that she saw lu which tbh
gentleman was asking to communicate
with his klu. This correspondence
:ed to a courtship which brought Dr
i Millard to St. Georg* about threi
weeks ago, which was the first time
that Miss Kenyon saw him or he sav
! her. Dr. Millard says that he ba?
.raveled lu Africa and other eat-.terr
i countrirs, has been married and di
vorced, his divorced wife since having
i died. He ls a cultured g entleman o
about 55 years and has lectured in tin
churches at St. Georges several times
i A'hlle there. Miss Kenyon comei
from one of the best families In thi
M Alt III ED IN ORANGEBURQ.
Dr. Millard and Miss Kenyon ar
rived in Orangeburg on Wedaesda;
I m ruing and after putting up at i
j hoarding house called on the Rev. E
I M Lightfoot at the pirsonage an;
t we-e married bv him The ministe
.ind nh cause to think that the couph
j should nut be married when he p r
formed the ceremony, as he had no
. seen The S;atf willi the article fn>a
I St. George. Mr. Llgh'. fo tinsknowi
$ th . bride for several years, and whet
, the couple came to him with the re
; quest that he ma. ry them, he mad?
' inquiries as to why they sh add com*
. t<> him to be m ir;ied. He was giver
to unders'and that there was no op
position among the family to thi
marri ge, but that neither the gen
.lem?n nor lidy lik-d the Bipti-ii
' minister at St. Georg", Mr. Rinkln
and that they preferred coming tc
Orang) buri? to being married by Mr
Kihkln Mr Lightfootalso say.-thal
Dr. Mi'lard said that after living al
these years without a ma'e, lie ha-?
come all the w iy to South Carolina tc
uer. a v ife from among the distin
guished Gindina woman." Mr. Light
f. ot says that the impression con
veyed not enly upon hims If, but
upou the members of bis family pres
eut, was that Dr. Millard had never
bef ire Leen married.
Immediately up n seeing The State
Thursday morning, Mr Lightfoot
called on Millard and asked if it were
true that he was a divorced man, tc
which he replied that he bad been
divorced but that his first wife had
since, died. Wi en asked why he didn't
admit tl e fact Wednesday he said he
considered lt no one's business, either
individually or State. Mr. Lightfoot
was born In Pennsylvania and raised
In New York, but although his minis
try has tak*n him from the Atlantic
to the prairies, and although all of his
ministry up to three years ago was
sp'nt lu divorce granting States, he
has never knowingly married a di
vorced party and regrets exceedirg'y
that he was misled Wednesday. Ile
so told Millard and further suggested
that the couple go to another State
and have the marriage p? rformed
again. The following card from Mr.
Lightfoot fully explains his coonee
tion with the afTdlr:
MB. I.KMITKOOT'S STATEMENT.
In Thursday's State ls an article
from your St. George corremondent
in regard to Dr. Kenyon V. Millard of
Indianapolis, Ind., and Miss Saille E.
Kenyon of Dorchester's capital, both
of whom were married by me Wednes
day, April 19 th.
Both Dr. Millard and Miss Kenyon,
the latter I have known for some time,
were perfectly frank in talking of their
desire to be married. Dr. Millard cer
tainly gave myself and fi tully the im
pression that he never had been mar
ried, and when 1 accused him of this
fact Wedncsdav, said: "Certainly I
considered it nobody's business, either
Individual or State, that I had been
divorced." My reply was that South
Carolina had settled that matter and
had I known of the divorce I never
would have married them.
Dr. Millard has the best of recom
mendations from eminent men and
newspapers. He has no desire to be
known as an adventurer. Ile evidently
ls too widely known to have any such
Just why thc St. George pnoole who
know me so well, especially tho Rev
M. W. Hamelin of that place, did not
Inform me of the above facts I cannot
understand, un'e.ss they preferred a
sensation to sending me information
which would have savad some annoy
ance at least.
Let me add In closing that when I
asked both the groom anrl bride why
they were not married In St. George
by Miss Kenyon's pastor, their reply
was they preferred tbe writer and I
bad no Idea they had been refused a
marriage at that place until I saw
The State Thursday.
E M. LIGHTFOOT.
Instead of taking Mr. Li g ht foo t's
advice, Millard made himself comfort
able In Orangeburg and seemed to be
in no hurry to ?et away. He was on
the street fr- quently Thursday and
Friday morning and Impressed thr.se
he came in contact with as being a
gentleman. He announced that he
would deliver a free lecture at the
courthouse on Friday night, as will be
seen by tho card published below:
Millard on Friday gava out the fol
Fo the People of Orangeburg:
I nm glad of the opportunity to say
a few words in The Evening News in
behalf of myself.
I came to your oity Wednesdav and
was married to a lovable woman by
the Rsv. Dr. E M Lightfoot. I am
from Indiana, and was perfectly igno
rant <>f the laws of South Carolina in
reu arri to divorces. Being unhappily
married over 20 years ago and having
lived only a few years with my wife,
who. upon her own confession, proved
herself to be a most depraved woman,
I obtained a divorce for such cause as
Christ himself designated.
I have always conducted myself as
a Christian gentleman, devoting my
self all these years to the cause of
Christ and denying myself the pleas
ures of a home, and all Its sweet Influ
ences, until my acquaintance with my
cousin, the good Christian girl whom
I have just married.
The article which appeared in The
Columbia State of Wednesday is an
outrage and a malicious lie.
Our marriage was not the outcome
of an advertisement as therein stated,
but ot frcudship of many, many
months, I have not deceived anyone
and am here to teach people to live as
Chi htians in all love and sincerity.
I am charmed with yt ur town, and
your people have treated myself and
wife as you would wish to be treated
yourselves. Yes, I have been treated
royally by you all and I thank you
I am no fraud as tte article In The
State would make it appear. 1 am of
world wide reputation and my char
acter ls above reproach. It is uncbris
tlanlikc to attack in such a ni,inner
one, who though a stranger, wishes
only to do good and oue who never
harmed a living being.
' I have decided tn give a free lecture
In the court house tunigtifc and cordl
, ally invite the whole town to come
' out. Those who wish con contribute
to a g-; ne ral collection after the leo
\ turo if they feel they have been prof
I am very cordially and sincerely
' yours. KENYON V MILLARD.
* ARRESTED ON SERIOUS CHARGE.
"j Willie Millard was making himself
, at.home lu Orangeburg enj lying the
j honey moon with his new wife serious
trouble was brewing for him at St.
' George, lt seems that Mis. Mary
\ Rice, sister of the young lady that
\ Millard had just married, had gone
a down to St George on Thursday night
to sro about the report of th-" mar
riage. Friday morning Mrs. Rici and
* her mottler, Mrs. Kenyon, overhauled
some ot Millard'-! prosessions which
he had left at the hotel when he came
- toOrangeburg to get married, lt ls
/ said th se ladles f und a letter or let
i teis from a v.if ; of Millard's now liv
* lng io the wt st, in which is staten
? that she is tired of the treatment that
r she is receiving at his hands, after
s having been married for 23 years,
and that ?-he had just learned
t that Millard had an undlvorc
i ed wife, '.o whom he had b ;e.n
>f married previous to the one from
i which the letter in question came. Th ?
? wife who wrote thc 1 tter states, lt I1
? said, in the course of her letter, that
? Millard's four children,calling them by
i name, send love to their father.
This Intellig. nee came as a great
! shock to the mother au.i sister of the
pres nt hrlrie, and they were so horrl
? lied to Ul nk that their daught r and
i sister had b en dup d that they sum
) m-ned Mr R. L Weeks, their at
torney, who arranged to have Mll
~> lard arrested at Orangeburg up m a
I warrant thai was arranged to be sworn
out up m Inf rjiati'-n and belief. Toe
1 arrest was ma lo by Cm f of P ll :e
Fischer on a warrant ?.worn out by
oillcer S. J. Bozird. As sion as the
amsi was made Millari was taken to
? ho ornee of Magistrate lirunson,
where he was examined. He was re
presented by Judge James F. Izlar.
Millard was quite indignant over his
' arrest-, and wan at times dramatic In
his expressions. After living an honor
able life so far, he said, it was bitter
> to think of being ''arrested and sep
e.rat d from his beautiful dower."
Commitment papers were made out
i and Millard was remanded to the
custody of the police. He is at a board
ing house under guard of the police,
ball having been rixed at 85UO but not
given. Ile was committed to Jail on
Saturday morning. Millard sent the
following telegram on Friday after
County Clerk Haw, Eureka, Humboldt
Was a decree of divor?a Issued for
Mrs. Ada Millard against K. V. Mil
lard, Dec. -Kb, 1904?
K. V. MILLA HD.
No answer came to the telegram.
Mrs. Kenyon and Mrs. Rice, the
mother and sister of the yourg lady
who married Millard came to Orange
burg on Friday evening and carried
the young lady b:ck to her homo at
St. George. Messrs. Raysor & Sum
mers are associated with Solicitor
Hildebrand in the prosecution of the
case as representatives of Mrs. Ken
yon, motlier of the young lady who
last married Millard.
Standard Oil ..inst Pay.
Comptroller General Jones has noti
fied counsel for the Standard Oil Com
pany that the valuation of Its proper
ty in this state had been raised froT,
$f>fl,000, as returned, to $200 OOO.
This action was taken after a careful
examlnatloj of the r-turns made for
the various counties in this state. In
Columbia tho plant ls valued at $4,
500, and the highest va'uttlon In the
state ls that of Charleston, where
there are. supply tanks and other works
for supplying the entire sta e The
entire plant ls valued at 837,000. A
confidential report received by tho
comptroller places th" va'uatlon of
of this plant, at cl tse to $100 000 The
time ha-, past for the payment of the
license tax under the law for suoh cor
porations, but tho comptroller will ex
tend tho time In this case, as there
will cert linly b> a protest.
IT Isa poor policy to U t the stock j
tramp over the cornstalk fiel ls when |
the fro-t ls coming ? Ut hi the snrb v. 1
Such tramping either on field or
meadow at that time is always Injuri
ous to the soil, jet most men do it.
FORGOT HIS BAMS
iL Man of Thin Kind Turned Up
The Charleston police and city hos
pital authorities had a problem on
their hands last week in ascertaining
the ide. itt ty and the treatment of a
man who presented himself one morn
ing at the police t tatton. It was a
case not of mistaken, hut) cf what
might be termed unknown, Identity.
The man's mind was an absolute
blank on every matter which might
Identify him. He hud forgotten his
name, residence, relatives and bl o t
was nothing about bis person which
could positively tell who be was or
where he belonged. Realizing the
predicament of the police otBclals,
when the man entered the station and
asked that ha be sent to the hospital
fur treatment, he suggueated that he
called Harry Slnolair, but he added
that this was not h 1B name.
His mind was perfectly clear about
his movements since April 10, when
io came to consciousness in Savannah.
He definitely traced bis movements
Charleston from that time, but
Bttll he could nob solve the mystery
whioh surrounded his bel?g. He was
refused free treatment in the Savan
nah hospital, he states, when he
came to himself, and he then came to
Charleston. His money gave out and
he pawned his gold cuff buttons to
ie him over, and ho finally had to
present himself to the station and
a>k to bs given medical treatment.
In ally the man was Identified as G
Wooten, of Columbia. It Is thought
that the man had been sand-bagged by
KILLED AT BAMBERG.
. M. Joline Crushed to Death by
A special dispatch from Bamberg to
The State says J. M. Johns, a white
man about 45 years old, was struck
and killed Sunday morning about 3
clock by train No. 25, going from
Charleston to AuguBta. Tho accident
happened on the east Bide of town
ust beyond the oil mill switch. The
train crew notified Policeman Dickin
son of the killing when the train stop
ped at the depot. It is stated that
the engineer said the man was sitting
on the crossties on the right side of
the track with his right band up to
his hoad. He was seen plainly by thc
nginrer. but it was sc close the train
could not be stopped. This ls a mixed
train, ??nd the speed rarely exceeds 30
miles an hour.
The man's head was spilt open and
his brains came out His right arm
was broken os well. There were no
other bruises on his body. "Evidently
the blow which crushed his skail was
cau8?d by his head coming 11' jontact
with the end of the croEStl^s. The
hedy was guarded at tho spot where
he was killed until about 9 o'olock
Sunday morning. Tn j coroner em
paneled a jury and vit wed the bo&.v
?here it lay, thpn acj util
Monday morning. when\ bers
of the train ere v.'will tes'X--,
Johns liver! in the Ehrhardfi seotion
of Bamberg county, being c instable
for Magistrate J. C. Copela 3d. He
had been in town all the weela attend
ing court as a bailiff. He w/is drink
ing saturday afternoon andjwas seen
by the writer on Main stree;. Just be
'ordark, and he \ias evid"*fly und r
the Influence of liq ii. ir. Various par
ties i-a?v him Saturday night, and it
is the general opinion that he was
drunk. What he was doing in that
part of the to .vu ts not known, but it
ls presumed he was just wandering
around. Two bottles of whiskey and
a pistol were found on his bedy, the
bottles ont heir g broken, fits wife ls
dead, but he leaves four children. Tne
body was brought to the court house
VioitniH Of Vanity.
Woman's vanity has proved a fertile
field for George Lavlne, who, by flat
tering his vlct'ms with the belief
that they aro social leaders, has
swindled many women in Chicago re
cently. Levine pleaded guilty In Judge
Tuthill's court to t:ie charge of oper
ating a confidence game, and was sent
to j ill pending an investigation of his
operations in Eastern cilles. "I have
been sent to you because you are one
of the leading society women of the
city," Levine said to his victim, "and
you have been selected to share in the
distribution of prizes by my firm for
advertising purposes." He then pro
duced a package of euvelops and de
clared each envelope contained money,
The euvelops he sold at prices rauging
from 81 to 815 each, with the stipula
tion that they should not be opened
until he had been Rone half an hour.
The envelopes contained only blank
Little Doy Killed.
A distressing accident occurred
Monday afternoon at the home of N.
Z. Helder, near Bamberg, by which
his 9-year-old son, Sam, lost his life.
Tlie little fellow, with others, was
playing ball and whllo running along
with a bat In h's hands, fell and struck
one end of che bat on the ground and
the other under his chin. Ills neck
was dlslooited and despite the atten
tion of several physicians ho died about
0 o'clock Thurday night. He was a
bright little fellow and his death isa
terrible blow to his parants and his
little companions. Ile was a student
of tho graded BCIUOI and was present
Catholics Deoonio Daptlsts.
An Independent French Cathollo
church at Manchanir, Mas?., has be
come Protestant, and its pastor, Rev.
A. E Ri bourg and his forty-two pari
sinners have been formally received
Into the Baptist denomination. The
forty-two members were formerly
communicants of the regular lt mian
Catholic parish at Manchang, but
they withdrew from thc parent church
two or three years ago because of dif
ferences with the pastor. The dis
senters built an independent churoh
and selected as their pastor. Rev.
Father Rlbourg, who once belonged
to the Roman Catholic church in
France. R centiy the little parish
accepted Protestant principles largely
through the medium of Frenoh Bap
tist missionarh s.
Wollt?? a ?iiioiilo.
The body of Mrs. Grace Loomis,
who claimed to be the wife of Charles
L oml-i, said to bo a mllllo' aire, was
found Thursday in a half-thlled bath
tub m a fashionable boarding house In
Chicago. Frequent threats that she
intended to kill herself leave no doubt
of suicide. Domestic trouble was the
WATCH HAD STOPPED
And Ciew on Duty Forty Hoon Be
fore the Wreck,
Made It Ponstble tor tbe Wreck Near
St. Cror?< u on the South
ern to Have Occurred.
Forty hours on duty without sleep.
That was the condition of the train
crew which handled the freight train
vrecked at Badham'son the morning
jf Aoril 2nd These fruits were
bi ought out Tuesday at the hearing
i .e fore the railroad commission. There
veto several witnesses examined, and
the members ot the commission
questioned them olosel/, particularly
Mal. Eirle. 1
According to the evidence given be
fore the commission, the crew had
been on duty 29 houri) and 40 min
utes without a meal-without even a
sandwich, lt was i-tat-d-when the
train arrived at Kingville and the
crew was a*ked ?f lt could take the
train on into Charleston. It is said,
however, that this is not a condition
but a very unusual cass.
Freight train No 155 left Rock
Hill ac 2.45 on the afternoon of March
31, although the orew had been called
at 12 o'clock and had been on duty
about three hours before tbe train
started. The train was 12 hours late
getting to Camden, reaching that
place at 3 a. m. After shifting at
Camden for three hours the train was
delayed on account of being run into
by a train on the Northwestern rall
road, which uece?sltated quite a long
walt. It was 5 05 p. m , April 1 be
fore the train reached Kingville, after
having bc n out from Rock Hill over
24 hours, and the crew had been on
duty 29 hours.
At Ringville the members of the
orew were asked by the train dis
patcher at Charleston if they felt like
taking the train on into Charleston.
As it was Saturday afternoon and
they wanted to spend Sunday in
Charleston, and as the train had
been delayed many hours already and
their declining to take it into Charles
ton might) cause the freight to lie
over until Monday morhlDg at King
ville, the crew decided to go on with
it. At Kingville they got something
to eat for the first time since leaving
Rock Hill. But lt was not. until ll
p. m. that the train pulled out of
Arriving at Orangeburg the mem
bers of the crew were asked by the
operator at that ollK*e if they could go
on to Charleston, and tiley replied
that they would. This was also the
answer to the inquiry from theopera
tor at Branchville. When the latter
operator asked the coniuotor where
he would pass tho passenger train,
the latter replied at So. George he
The collision with westbound pas
senger No 15 occurred one and one
half miles west of St. George between
4:30 and 4:40 a. m Conductor
Stanlt y said yesterday that he had
tnought that the trams would meer
at R evesville, two miles west of
According to his account, wfrn the
freight struck the switc'i at Reeves
ville and went on by. he lo ked at lils
watoh and saw that even If t ">n pas
ser.ger wt-re five minutes late, thc
freig it c uld net m ?ko Bidha n
whloh ls a mile we^t of St. George.
Accordingly he sprang ouo of the cati
to Hag the engineer. There were 39
cars on the train, and tue two last
were not supplie j with airbrakes
When he had climbed over these be
came upon a Hit car loaded with all
kinds of dcb.is, and before h? cru d
pick his way OVIT the car th" collision
came. It was a fong.- morning and
ti e two trains c .uld mt seo each
other, it seema.
The \ asse'iger train h?.d ni> orders
to look out for the extr,a freight, it
was stated yesterday, aud the extra
freight, knowing the passenger's
schedule, was not given veiy r!eih:ite
instructions as to the cashe^ger, but
had careful orders to watcii nut f<r
the pa seuger train from Columbia,
which was following. Tne passenger
train was three minutes late, show
ing that had tbe engineer's watch
been right he would have s.opped at
Ti.ose who lost their lives were :
T. M. Conlon, engineer of the pas
senger ; A. T. Reed, engineer of the
freight ; John Adams and Thoias
Johnson, colored liremen of the pas
senger and the freight respectively ;
H. H. Stokes, white brakeman of the
extra freight. Engineer Reed did
not die immediately, and before
death admitted that hi? watch was
half an hour slow. Had his watch
been correct lt ls probable that there
never would have been any collision,
for he would have been forewarned,
but no doubt he thought he had
plenty of time to make St. George
when he looked at his watch.
Conductor Stanley and Engineer
Reed compared watches at Klngvi le,
and there was but ten seconds dliier
ence In the time.. But when the con
ductor went to the dying engineer
and looked at his watch he siw that
it was half an hour slow. There is
no way to account for this except
that the watch stopped In the en^l
neer's pocket, and he was too tired to
observe it, but afterwards wound lt
mechanically without removing it
from his pocket. The loss of time
was 23 minutes.
Among the witnesses examined yes
terday were Supt. lleether of the
Charleston division; Conduot r Stan
ley of the ill-fated freight; O. H. Mar
low, the flagman of the regular pas
senger; C .H. Mallard, baggagemaster,
who was the tlr?t to reach Engineer
Reed, and the following operators.
Landford of K'ngvllle, Ilalrof Branch
ville, Agnew of Charleston aud Izlar
The commission has made no report
on the hearing which was held Tues
day, but the members unofflo ally say
that the stopping of the engineer's
watch caused the wreck. Some of the
members think tho railroad company
did wrong to accept thc services of
men ,vho had been on duty so long.
Even if tho men were willing to work,
and few would have declined under
Buoh circumstances, the company
should have laid them oft* as umit, for
there, wer? other men's lives as well
as their own to be consider d.- Colum
'eil-.on- U Candy.
AtMobjfi., Ala., on Wednesday a
reoort was i,tigerl at pol leo luadquir
ter.s of an alleged attempt made
on the llfeo; Mrs. Florence Hog m ny
moans of a box of candy sent her
through th'. m?lj|3 by tome unknown
perron as j birthday present. When
me opened the Lox she found lt con
tained Hoe candy, but emitted a pe
oullar odo* anri was covered with a
Une powdgi sho took lt to a nearby
druggist ?iri was informed that lt
contalnedWnoiUb poison to kill fifty
people. tHtectlves aro on the oaso
isnd it ls un-]er,tood the government
will make fe investigation.
8H??LD Bis PUSHED.
The Use of Cotton for Bat? for Ship
South Carolina Division of the Snath
ern Cotton Association Takes Up j
Mr. Wagoner's HuKRcation.
The officers of the South Carolina
division of tho Southern Cotton asso
ciation have taken up tho movement,
started by tho Southern Wholesale
Grocers, to push the use of bags or
Fa -ks made of cotton. This matter is
presented in another colume of this
paper. The idea ls to carry out iu a
practical way one of the propositions
on which the S 'ut hem Cotton associ
ation was founded-to increado the
market for cotton goods, as well as tn
reduce the acreage usrd In production
cf cotton. While some want to create
a greater demand for cotton goods in
the orient to supplant the costly silks,
the practical business men of the :
whol33ale grocers' association have
seen an opportunity to declare that
the market can be expanded right here
at home by demanding fiat mn nu ar
lu re rs use cotton instead of jute and
burlap for baggiog.
Indeed there bas been some talk of
the people of the south resor: iDg to
the us i of water duck, cottonades ard
other cotton fabrics for clothing in the '
summer and thus to show to the v/orld 1
that we prefer wearing apparel mae'e
of our own home staple. Ttiis was done
per force during the War Between tho
Sections, when necessity required the :
southern people to live very, very eco
nomically. To some this might appear
to be carrying the "movement" to an
extreme approaching fanaticism, but
the earnest leaders in the effort to get
cotton into the control of the produc
ers think that by next summer they
will have the people nf thc south will
ing to use cotton goods to an extent
While this wearing apparel propos!
tion may appear to be somewhat
chimerical, yet there is much fore i
and logic in the movement to demand
the use of cotton Instead of burlap in
marketing grain, in shipping fertil
izers, and in other comm r Ul uses.
This would Increase the consumption
of cotton by hundreds of thousands of
Mr. F.. H Weston, secretary of the
South Carolina division, has tent to
every county organization an earnest :
appeal to stand by the movement for
the Increased use of cotton in the '<
manufacture of bags and bagging.
II2 has alto written to Mr. Geo A. 1
Wakener of Charleston commending I
the movement of whic i Mr. Wagener 1
ls tho. leading spirit. Following ls 1
Mr. Weston's letter to the county
"I am seudiTg you under separate !
cover by today' m iii an p.riiclo in ref
erence to the use* of cotton b;<g.. 1
consider 11 is oi e of toe mast imp r
tant matters f uit OIK a social I m can
undertake. You will recall thai a
Hie time the association was formed,
it was not only to meet th? p:es?M t
emergency, bu: to eudeav r to t marge i
the th ld f tr cotton g ois. There ls ,
PO reason In th.i world why sve shoul
buy articles for our consumption
especially by fertilizer?-sacred iu .
anything bur. oottdu bags. I wis
yuit woud read carefully this marked ]
article, and also the editor! d; ano if ,
p; ssl'-le get your c uuty papers to t
publish it. Later we will ask the
county organizitions of the associa
tion throughout the State to adoct
r?solut!JUS n q-ie-ting tho fer tl liz r .
cimpiu es and others who use sacks
to use only cotton sacke; and we j
shoul 1 give the pref. ruc. 'o thosi
fertilizer companies and merchants s
who use colton sicks.
"A repsentatlve of the State asso
ciation will shortly go to Oharieston (
for the purpose of conferring with the.
fertilizer people and will ask them to .
I usc cotton sacks." ;
Following ls a list of the counties
in which there are organization wi h ?
the names and po t .tllc jsof the presi
dents and secretaries:
Aiken- W. W. Woo!s?.y, Aiken; B,
F. Holley, Aiken.
Anderson-W. n Glen, Lihertv; J.
W. Rothrcck, Anderson. ,
Barnwell- F. H. Creech, Barnwell;
H. L. O Bannon, Barnwell.
Bimberg-John W. Crum, Den
mark; J. D. Folder, Denmark.
Cherokee.-R. C. Barratt, GalTne; ;
S. D. Parrott, Gaffney.
Collet'ii-W. C. Rrant, Getsinger;
J. B. Doid, Bound.
Chesterter-P. L. Harding, Bas
coinville; John S. IsTuuery, Wylie's
Clarendon-E. D. Hodge, Alcolu;
H. Riohburg, Summerton.
Ciicster-John T. Hurst, CIKS
tertield; D. M. Barrentlne, Chester
Edgetield-S T. Williams, Lettie;
J. S. Minus, Edgetield.
Fairfield-S. C. Cathcart, Winns
boro; J. F. Fooshe, Wlnnsboro.
Fl renee-J. Ii. Mottrido, Florene;;
H. M Ayer, Florence.
Greenville-H. P. Tindal, Green
ville; G. M. Wilkins, Greet.ville.
Greenwood-J. M. Gaines, Gaiucs;
W. L. Anderson, Ninety Six.
Georgetown-W. K. Curry, Rhem's
poste Hice; W. E. Snowden, C;:oppeL
posf etil Je.
Kershaw-W. Thompson, Liberty
lilli; C. W. Birchmore, Cimien.
Lancaster-T. J. S .rait, Lancaster,
George W. Jones, Lancaster.
Laurel.s-A. C. Fuiier, Laurens; B.
Y. Culbertson,' Madden.
Lee-Samuel Bradley, Blshopvllle;
R. W. Mccutcheon, Blshopvllle.
Lexington-E. J. Etberedge, Lees
Marlon-Dr. W. Rtackhouse, Dillon;
Mark Stackhouse, Marion.
Marlboro-R. M. Peagues, Kollook;
II. L Freeman, Bennettsv lie.
Newbeny-R. T. C. Hunter, Pees
perlt} ; W K. Sligh, Newberry.
O^onee-Paul Stribllng, Richland;
A. H. Ellison, S meca.
O-angeburg-J. E Warmamak. r,
St. Matthews; G. L. Salley, Orange
Pickens-J. T. Lnvls, Anderson
Mille; J. L. Morgan, Pic eus.
Richland - W. W. Rr, C agarre
SJucia-J. H. Waihou, Johns n; II.
G. Cr tuon, Saluda
Sumter-A. H. Stucky, Sum'er; P.
M. Pitts, Sumter.
Spartanburg-E. L. Arc'c, Sptr
tanburg; H. S. L psc.im >, Torough.
Union-J no. G Farr U d( n.
WiU'a'rs u g - J DLVIS Carter,
Li ; R. H. F .. im ui. Gr - uvllle.
York-C. E. Spencer, Yoikvlllc; J.
M. Starr, Yorkvll?e.
The c unties in wh'oh there <ore no
organizations arc: Abbeville, Baau
fort, Berkeley, Ctiarlesn n, D rling
ton. Dorchester, Himpt n and Horry.
In wrltlrg to Mr. Geo, A. Wag .
nnr. president of the Royal Rag and
Yarn Manu'aotur r.g company ot
Uharlus'nn, Mr. Weston M s: "I
imcouflJent that our organ.zation is
Twill send freo to any man simply upon his Writ MN
request a cotty of my ot-pajto book on lost manhood
nervous debility. Impotency, strict are, varlcocelo,
enlargement ot tho prostate, blood poison, and r?
flex diseases resulting fr TI the aboye, such as ?ni?
tlons ot the skin, rheumatism, urinary disorders.
>llcs. rectal diseases, etc It Kill tell in plain and
simple lancuaee all that you want to know. It ls
? il"Sr . ln* ?na Instructive and wilt open your ?yes. It will show a ?impl?
"""w^7"0,f cure in your own homo, privately and without the publicity and ex?
P.?T0 ?La l0?al d?ctor or druggist I have been pracUolua thIsspco.ailty for more
_prooUutag this spoo.aiity for more
rTiT^rV?u??t^rnSiJtccnl,u??rBna 111170 ,n my vaults the names or hundreds upon
f?Jti??l& ,9??20i2!ft2 navo curcd of thes0 diseases after they hod written mo
, ?l J* i ? . thei?.?5 yeara 1 havo developed a system of euro that ts entirely
m-n fi?Lafn?^r.'.K,nal.and dl?fe,r8 -Wlcl0ly,rom th? ?W mothods. With it I am TOablS
waVt? lnnr?J? ^.<?;?n"a?1,?pl0 El? ?Active way.. Write mo and I will show you tho
T^yn 0U?,yllaUti. ,and. Btr?offt1. your manhood and health, no matter how old or
worn you aro. and BO thoroughly that you will stay cured forever. If you will me^ntlon ?aw von
ffifcw&&2& ?,nf ?se beidesthoW-pawbookaSelf Kxa^taatlonBlinW .
^?^nfmaJ??.o^tUwyof you'casoandrcporttoyoufrceof charge. I have cl? li tether modi ca.
88 Inman Building 22 1-2 South Broad street, Atlanta, Ga.
KILFYRE! KUFYRE ! I KILFYREIII
That is exactly what lt ls, aFlro Killer. DJ ujastratlod evory
day at the State Fair showing Its Ore fighting qualities.
Every Farmer, Oil Mill, Saw Mill, Ginnery and any one owning
property should have them. For sale by
COLUMBIA SUPPLY 00..
Columbia, ?. O The machinery Supply house of the State
All Dr UK and Tobacco
^ribit, Habit xi^oiu "~?1U2^.
(Cured by Keeley Institute, of &. C
1320 Lady St. (or P. O. Box 76) Columbia, 8. 0. Oenfldantial oorreaponf.
gr? cltd. ( ?
I THE GUINARD BRICK WORKS,
COX-/IT1VII3?A., S- O.
Manufacturers Brick, Fire Proof Terra Cotta Building Blocks, for
Flue linings and Drain Tile. Prepared to fill orders for thousands
s-) birne that we caa properly ask the
f?rtil zer people to substitute cotton
sicks for burlap sacks. As I have in
dicated in my letter to the prf sidents
ind secretaries throughout the State,
rome represen?atl ve will go to Charles
ton slr rtly to con Tr with the ferti
lizar c mpanles. I believe that we
:an cr ate such a demand for your
nags that you will lind it difficult to
iiip.vy them. I hope that we will
u ced In this matter for it would
x.eau bili tl-Inns for C ?arleston "
itMcB'd Snt-B iro Ont ol Proportion
Gol. R W. SimpFon. chairman of
he board of trustees of Clemson o
. i.e. ho mn de the following state
T i;> reference to the sale of ferti
z r.-i hi this Srat<j. in reply to a let
fro n Sorunt & Son, cotton factor*
.f Wilmington. N g. :
"R plying io jour inquiry of the
10t1. ii sc., as 'o the salea of f?rtlliss)
:a>>s this ft ason, as oompared with
;e ;.me date last year, beg to say
ere ir^s of the department here
.how as billows, viz:
"Ami ont received to this date last
??nr 8104,600 00.
''Amount r.-c.ived to end of season,
lu::e 30, 1904. 810(5 730 00.
"This amount was almost exclu
lively fur fertilizers, but little for
"R -rte-med taps sold in 1904 (round
mm ers,) 310,000.00.
?'L avion amount or fertilizer taus
t u.uly sold and used in 1904, 896,
"Amount received in 1905, to date,
' Amount for cotton seed meal foi;
ce^ purp S2S, 819,413.75.
"Making a total of 8105.609.00.
"lc hi s been ascertained that a
ar^e number of tays have been pur
ihastd mort than were necessary-any
?no may well uudtrsrand for what
;urp -and which will have to be
edee m d according to our rules, and
s'.t ra td io be 830,000.00.
"Leaving actual amount purchased
0 be us:-.f1 this >rar, 875,609.25."
Festival of tho PaHsnver.
The Jewish festival of the Passover
lopins this evening and will close on
thursday of next week. The Pass
iver comes at the same season of the
cir as the Easter of the Christian.
This festival bas been celebrated
Liming the Jewf. since an early date
n their history, and is commemo
'.'.'lv?of the Hight out of Egyptian
londage, when God wrought the
leaviest a ill lotion on the idolaters by
rilling the tirst born In every house
iold, save that on whose portals ap
leared the sign. The celebration of
.ns feast is placed from the 14th to
lr; 2lst day of Nlsan, which varying
a accordance with the coming of the
'nil moon makes the feast a change
Lble cue. In Hebrew homes, where
tie people ara still steadfast in the
alto of ti eir fathers, only unleavened
?read is eaten. The symbol of un
eavened bree.d has to the Jews a two
old significance. First, to signify
.he haste with which the. prepatatlo.is
or the hight out of Egypt was mad",
nd, s c md, a commemoration of the
tartest When the grain had been
garnered in before any one partook
hereof thc first and finest of the
heaves was phicjd on thc altar as a
?urnt sacr.lice, and then the people
?a-?t<-n to pat some of the same grain
vhlch t?iey had offered to their God
s a sign of gratitude f jr the bounte
Monument Ai Appomattox,
The first monument to be erected
t Appomattox in memory of thcCou
ederate ho'diers who fought In tin
! i vii war was dedicate i on M inlay.
Ve monument was erected by the
rate, of N >rth Cvroiina, whose troops
.??..o the last of the Confederate fore
s to hold duli against tue victorious
I ion a?my. Thededication was m ult
i . .is cn for a great gathering of
lonfederate v terans of both North
'aroi na and Virginia. Gov. Glenn
f North Carolin* delivered tho prin
Ipal oration. Other speakers were
I ns. Cox ?nd Roberts, who-.e com
an i greatly ulstingulsbed them
\e. in the lighting about Appomat
lt bomh.od Hld Kathor.
Two irishmen who had not s en
ach other for a lor g time met at a
nr. O'Brien: "Shure, lt's married 1
tn; an' Fve got a fine, healthy boy,
rhlo i the neighbors say is the very
lo e.- of mc.'' Malone: "Ooh, well,
'bat's the har ai so long as tho child's
A Proposition of Interest
To all readers of this paper, who
call or write for treatment within the
next 30 days I will cure them of the
following diseases for ONE-HALF my
usual charge: LOST MANHOOD,
SYPHILIS (blood poison), GONO
RIIE, GLEET, STRICTURE. VARI
COCELE, RUPTURE, CATARRH
and all CHRONIC DISEASES, of
both sexes. Disease* of women cured
w'thout operation. PILKS cured
under guarantee without tbe knife or
any tying or burning operation.
Consultations, Examination, Advice
T. S. H0? LEYMAN, M.D.,
Rooms 421 and 422 Leonard Building,
N. B. Catarrh of worst form cured
quickly at home.
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5 When you make up yorir
. mind that home is not hone
without a Piano or an Organ, .
come here, or write us, and X
we will sell you the right .
sell you the right
3 sort of an Instrument
Eaay tormo, ?nd full value. 5
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COLUMBIA, S. C.
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The Canning Business.
Reduce your cotton acreage and In
crease your income by putting in a
small canning plant.
Large profits in canning all kinds of
fruits, vegetables, berries, etc. A card'
to us will bring you desired informa-'
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Rnilimd Fire Him ?Ot
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^SSSSSSBSSS?3SSS B -.'Jai COU W tito Quid
Lack, or Hom? Training?
Two or three contributors have com
plained in the Columbia State recent?
iy of the very marked lack of polite
ness among young men and boys of
that city. The State charges this lack
of politeness to defective home train
ing-and there la no doubt the chief
trouble Hes Just there. The Newberry
Observer says "schools are expected
to do everything now and to relieve
parents of all responsibility. The day
school ls expected to educate the
minds and the Sunday cOhool to savo
the soul?, while parents delude them
selves-jr try to-with the Idea that
Uley have done their duty by their
children when they haye sent them t?
these Institutions. The rest of the
time chtldren are allowed to loaf on
the streets or around railroad stations
or the Lord only knows where else
parents certainly don't. Home train
log is aime st a lost art." There is
too much truth in what the Observer
says. Very few children these days
are controlled Dy their parents as they
should be, which makes lt a matter of
of impossibility for the teachers of tho
lay or Sunday School to train them.
Children cm be ooutrolled easy enough
if parents will only set a good example
by controlling themselves. Firmness
and kindness will control any ohild
and make him stay in the hands of
his parents to be made in any shape
Two Minoru Fonn 1 Do ad.
A special from Gadsden, Ala , says
i, vo min?is, Bob H.-aid and noraoe
Williams, were found dead in a ooal
nine near Atalla Wednesday. Fifteen
ni?era left the mine Tuesday night on
account of bad air, but the two went
back to invea igate and did not re
turn. It is not known whether they
died from blaok damp or because hot
air was oumoo.1 into the mine;
IF you are getting an annual poul
try pro MC J farm the from worth, say,
?80, you can djuble it just as easy as
rolling off a log. Every farm alvotHd
sell poultry products worth 8200 each
Tm: Republcans aro really anxious
to reform the tariff and lower the
.schedules whloh foster monopoly, but
they dare not do lt ns it would cut oft
theil campaign funds if they did, '