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'DO THOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY FOR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE.'
BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FRIDAY. MAY 12,1905. ~~
Claimed that It Can bc Succ?s
. fully Grown There.
SOME LARGE CLAIMS.
Aa Undertaking Which it Is Said, Shows
that Cotton Can Be Grown in Africa
as Easily as in This Favored
Section of the United
Direotor of the Mint George E.
Roberts has just received a letter
from Leigh Hunt, the noted Ameri
can capitalist and explorer, who ls
engaged in opening up an extensive
area in the Soudan to the raising of
cotton, In which Mr. Hunt says his
experiments in the employment of
American negroes In tbe Soudanese
cotton fields have been successful.
About a year ago, Mr. Hunt took a
dozen skilled cotton growers from
Tuskegee to Africa for the purpose
of testing their value in raising cot
ton and his experiment attracted
much notice at the time. Hu has de
cided now to take over several times
as many as in his original experiment.
He arrived in New York a few days
ago en route to Tuskegee and it was
from New York he wrote Mr. Rob
erts. Ile expects to reach Washing
ton in a short time, on his return
from Tuskegee, and as ho and Secre
tary Wilson of the department of
agriculture are great personal friends,
he will doubtless have much to say to
the secretary and to the experts In
cotton growlug in the department,
about the method of cottell raising
purhued In the Soudants:: region.
Mr. Hunt writes Mr. Rcb?rts not
only that he is pleased with the
American negroes as < otton growers,
but that they themselves are greatly
pleased with the climate and sur
roundings Into which they have been
taken. His object in getting skilled
American negroes is nub eutirely on
account of their own worth in the
growing of cotton, but also to have
them teach the Egvptlan natives how
to do this work. He will have this
in mind in making his selections of
the next list of tho. c who arc to ac
company him on his return. He de
sires to have negroes who have been
technically educated in cotton grow
ing and he will_avail himself^of tho
counsel- oM$6ck~er' "TV 'Washington' in
getting men of the right sort.
Of this experiment in transporting
American negroes to the Soudan, Mr.
"Thus far there ls certainly no
cause for disappointment. The ne
groes in our employ are technically
educated men, good workers and their
intluence on tue natives is the best.
However, lt looks as If the prevailing
opinion that the Egyptian fellaheen
'is averse from migrating to the Upper
?ile is wrong If he does take kindly
$0 the Soudan, lt meaus that Lord
Cromer's dream will lie realized and
~ "the Soudan will become the outlet fur
the overtlow of E.; y pt, In which event
my colored countrymen must meet a
Mr. Hunt, as the result of the p-'st
sears's experience In the Upper Nile
country, ls convinced it has great ag
rlcultural possibilities. Sugar cane
and cotton, he says, are cert aim ies
while wheat and barley may ba de
pended upon as f?r south as thc Blue
Nile. Tobacco is prohibited, although
Mr. Hunt thinks the region ideal for
tobacco culture. Vegetables do weil,
but lt will take time to determine
what can be done with fruit
''Our experiments In cotton," Ktys
Mr. Hunt, "snow a larger yield per
acre then Egypt produces and quality
quite up lo tue best Ami rican. He
Bldes the Egyptian varieties will do as
well as in E.^ypt, if planted early, but
early planting involves the question
of water at low Nile, which is the
problem of thc future Water is ev
erything. Tuc railway line connect
ing Sheikh Bai glint un the R:d Sea
With Darner on ihe Nile will bc com
pleted in June, 1900, if no unexpected
interruptions occur. Then the door
which hitherto has been closed on
that great country will swing wide
open for the ea of commercial peace,
and prosperity, lt is doubtful if the j
full me,nun;: of this new chapter in
the redemption of tho Soudan is very
Mr. Hunt lias traveled extensively
in the far East and has large interests
in Korea. In fact, lie went from
Korea about the limo the war was
beginning and went lo Egypt in pur
suance or an arrangement with tho
Soudanese, government to sup rlntend
cotton growing on a 11 ge tract be
tween Berber ard Suaklu which he
bought from the gov, rna.o .t On ac
count of Iiis personal familiarity witih
the conditions at t hu seat of war, Mr.
Huut's ideas on thc subject are valua
ble. He sajs the after results of-it
will be valuable for all nations but
Germany. That country among out
side influences, he says, is regarded as
second only to tho lt isso Chinese
bank in bringing it about. Japan
will readily forgive France, for she
looks on France as an lion rabie and
chivalrous ally of Russia, but she will
never forgive the meddling of Ger
many. The success of Japanese arms
means new and better lifo to Korea
-and China, Mr. Hunt balieves. Now
that Japau knows lier strength, he
Bays, she will give t > her neighbor a
strong guiding band, which will mean
that "China's supero natural resources
and lncomprehensi ole wealth and
power of her cheap labor are factors
to be reckoned with in the future.
With her extensive iron and coal de
posits and cheap labor you ein safely
count on rapid progress. 1 do not in
the least believe in the yellow peril
unless it bethe .synonym of progress
in China. But why should Hie pros
perity of China be sacrificed to satisfy
the indecision of thc powers'? Japa
nese progress seems to point tc peace
rather than war, for there ls little
doubt that the future controlling
combination of the world will be
England, France, Italy and Japan.
?s for the United States, we sha!
have our bands full at home looking
after our Sooialists unless our repub
lic rides safely through the atora
that is now gatheriag. The impor
tant issue here is simply this: Sba!
a few rich men, by and with the con
sent of tho Benate, dominate' the
United States, or shall President
Roosevelt by and with the help ol
the people prevail in his fight against
GEN. FITZHUGH LEE.
The Northern Papers Speak Hight}
of tho Dashing Cavalryman.
The death of Fitzhugh Lee is the
occasion for the expression of sympa
thetic and appreciative opinion in the
press of the northern and eastern
States. Without exception, as far as
we have seen, these papers have gen
erously availed themselves of an op
portunity to speak magnanimously
and justly of the dashing Confederate
cavalry leader who recognized no
enemy save those under a hostile
lt was natural that the attitude of
Fitzhugh Lee should appeal strongly
to the best sentiment of the north as
it did to the best sentiment of thc
south. It was the attitude of a gal
lant tighter, who does his best and,
at the end of the struggle, returns as
gallantly to the tasks of peace-tasks
made more difficult by defeat and loss.
In assuming this courageous position,
however, he was not the leader, as
one might infer from reading the eu
logies of him in the northern press.
He followed the lofty precept and ex
ampio of his uncle, Robert E Lee,
and in this State the course advised
by that great chieftain had already
been adopted by Gen. Wade Hamp
ton, who, indeed, needed no counsel
in any path of honor, of courage, or of
right conduct. In praising Fitzhugh
Lee's attitude, therofore, the praise
must be accepted, in principle, for
other leaders of the south in war and
The New York Times said of Fitz
hugh Lee, the day bodied, but before
it knew of his death: "There ls no
mau in the south, and no man in the
United States, who contributed more
than Fitzhugh Lee to form, after the
division of the Civil war, a more per
In an appreciation of Lee, the Phil
adelphia Public Ledger, after speak
ing of the "very important part played
by this patriotic man and competent
administrator in the era of reconstruc
Cleveland acted with great spirit
and wisdom in appointing this dis
tinguished son of the south and form
er Confederate general successively
internal revenue collf^t"" in-VlruJMia
and consul ^general at Havana;-:>vn?
President McKinley must have great
credit for his decision to retain this
Democrat at the important Havana,
post, aud particularly for appointing
him to be major general of volunteers
during the war with Spain, and
finally, military governor of Havana
* * * Gen. LUP was thoroughly
"reconstructed," like his uncle, the
Confederate military leader. Great
soldier as was Robert E. Lee, his real
greatness-something of that large
ness of seul which we attribute toa
Washington-shone out conspicuously
in bis counsels and practices of peace
and good will, and in his performance
o"f new duties for the upbuilding of the
shattered soutli in a reunited country
almost from the day that the war was
The New York Sim very gracefully
.-aid: "Fitzhugh L'ie died a hero of
the whole American people. The il
lustrions nani; i e bore, typical of the
highest and purest American citizen
ship, is a proud national possession,
lt ls a narr, s a most canonized at tho
South, and at tho north it is scarcely
:e*s honored, lt seems a far cry bick
to Appomattox wiien one reads such
sentiments in thc northern press.
Paid ihoir Dobts.
A meeting of the advisory commit
tee which has been in charge since
October, 1903, of the affairs of the
banking houses of John L. Williams
& Sons and J. William Middendorf &
Co., of Baltimore and Richmond, was
held Wednesday night. After the
meeting it was announced that the
debts of tho two linns had been paid
in full with interest and the com
mittee had been dissolved. The two
houses had obligations aggregating
moro than $12,000,000 at the time of
their suspension Had they been
forced Into bankruptcy at thc time,
tiley would probably have paid twen
ty-ti ve cents on tho dollar. But in
stead an advisory committee was
formed and under the supervision of
tlie committee, the two firms have
liquidated more than $10,000,000 of
their obligations. Tile tinal details
of their settlement called for a loan
of $;")()().000 on securities that the two
linns desired to hold because of their
developing values. One lirra with
London clients offered to take the
whole amount, several New York
bouses also made similar tenders and
Baltimore financial institutions sub
scribed largely to the loan.
Scared to Death.
The New York American says
worry over a friend's jest ls said to bc
responsible for the death of Loin
Kahn, proprietor of "The Old Home
stead," Union avenue and First street,
Mount Vernon, N. Y. Kahn, who was
torty-two years old, was a prominent
lodge man. He had not been sick in
twenty years. Saturday Kahn met a
friend, who during a joking conversa
tlon saith "Another white shirt will
finish you." Tnat statement worried
Kahn. He a*-ked at least two dozen
friends if he looked sick. They said lie
did not. That night Kahn was selzerl
with pains near the heart. Paralysis 11
the organ was the diagnosis. A iv,,:
hours later the hotol man waa dead.
President i*<? 11 Ku-Klcctod.
Dr. R. P. Pell lias been rc eloctcd
president of Converse College by thc
lu.ard of trustees. In assuming thc
duties of president of this well-known
and popular institution for women foi
another year bc will pursue his well
known policy-that of working foi
the success of the college, keening up
its high standard of excellence, hold
ing in mind at all times everything
that tends to the uplifting and devel
opment of womanhood.
A NOTED THIA I*.
The Alleged Lynchers of Eutawville
Will Face the Jury.
A. Short History of the Cane, That
Will bo Hoad With Interest
by our Ko adora.
The alleged Eutawville lynohers
will be put on trial today, and the
trial will last several days, as there are
a good many witnesses to be examined.
This case has excited considerable
comment all over the State, and a re
view of it no doubt would be read
with interest at this time. The so
called lynching was the assassination
of Keitt Bookhardt by parties un
known thc 7 th day of last July. The
negro had boen put In jail on the tri
vial charge of having exchanged epi
thets with Henry Edwards. That
night the negro was token from the
llimsy structure used for keeping
prisoners, and his body was found two
days later In Santee river, having
Heated and brought to the top a heavy
grate bar, which had been tied around
The body gave evidence of inhuman
treatment at the hands of liends. The
ears had been cut off and there weie
other marks of violence to show in
what manner the murderers had tried
to degrade the body of their victim.
Gov. Hey ward's attention was directed
to the crime by a letter from Mr, J.
D. Wiggins, magistrate at Eutawville,
who denounced the murder and begged
Gov. Heyward to take some action.
Accordingly Gov. ney ward requested
Solicitor Hildebrand to go to Eutaw
ville for the inquest. The Pinkerton
Detective agency was also communi
cated with and Inspector Demalo was
put on the ca>-o. The investigation
resulted In the arrest, after three
months, of several white men of that
These men were kept in custody at
the penitentiary until the 17th of De
cember, when a preliminary hearing
was held at St. George. Dorchester
county, Magistrate A. E. McCoy
presiding. Thc preliminary was held
at St. George because that point ls
(rn the railroad and was as accessible
Eutawville and more accessible than as
Monk's Corner. With one exception
the prisoners were remanded to jail
to await trial. "Piney" Martin was ?1
released, as he had been arrested on tl
a warrant, intended for "Penny" a
Martin. The others indicated are: D
Henry 0. Edwards, who confessed and D
is being used as the prosecution wit
nesji,?^5^. ?s^ens, the constable in
huso custody um negro was on the
night of the lynching; J. H. Palmer,
policeman at Eutawville; Benny Mar
tin, Andrew Martin aud Adger But
ler. The latter was released, as noth
ing could bi proved against him.
Toe crime was supposed to have oc
curred in Berkeley county, and the
accused were taken to the Berkeley
county seat, Mouck's Corner, where
they had bien lying in jail since
last December until brought to Or
angeburg last week. But when the
case was called for trial at Mon ok's
Corner in January, Solicitor Hilde
brand sprang a surprise, ile had had
the territory surveyed, and while it is
true that lOutawville is In Berkeley
county, still the place at which the
murder it alleged to bar.; been com
mitted is in Orangeburg county. The
case was thin transferred to this coun
ty in which there was not so much
personal feeling and interest, lt is
probable that the defendants at
torney will make a motion to take
the case back to Berkeley county.
Henry Kiwanis, who turned State's
evidence, and who will be one of the
principal witnesses against thc ac
cused, was kept in the Penitentiary
at Columbia since his arrest until last
week, when he was brought to Oran
gi burg under guard, lt seems that
tho authorities were afraid he would
he treated with violence if sent to
tlte Berkeley jail and imprisoned with
the men he had turned States evi
dence against. He admits his con
nection with the terrible affair
but claims that the above named de
fendents were the principle actors in
thc bloody drama. E.lwards ls quite
a yoong man, and ls from an excellent
family, lt will ho left for the jury
charged with the duty uf patting on
Ute case to say what credence there
is to he put in the evidence given by
Edwards. The case will lo a hard
fought one, as there are ablo lawyers
on both sides. The defendants have
lawyers from the Berkeley, D irehester
and Orangeburg liars lo conduct their
case, and they will lie most ably de
fended. Solicitor Hildebrand will rep
resent the State. He is an aole and
very successful official, and will have
no stone unturned to convict the ac
cused of the crinia he believes them
guilty of. If the defendants are guilty
we hope, it will be made so plain that
no one can doubt it, and ii tiley are
Innocent we hope they will have a
speedy acquittal. -Times and Demo
SavfH a Train.
But for tho presence of mind and
natural intelligence of .Nannie Gibson,
a sixteen year old barefoot mountain
girl, a mixed freight and passenger
train leaving Asheville Monday morn
ing, eastward bound, would in all prob
ability have been wrecked at Mud Cut
in the Blue Ridge mountains and sev
eral lives lost. Nannie Gibson lives
close to Mud Cut. That morning s'.ie
saw a great pile of rock and earth
slide on the track at that place short
ly after a spi clal train had passed,
and realizing that an engineer of an
eastward bound train would be unable
. I to see thc slide in time to stop the
train and that there was imminent
danger of loss of life and property,
she picked up a torpedo and running
up tlie track some distance placod lt
on the rail at thc mouth of the tun
nel. Then hurrying back, she found a
red Hag, and again started up the
track when she heard the engine
whistle of thc mixed train. As the
train came she waved tho Hag, the en
gineer applied tim brakes, and the
train came to standstill within less
than twenty steps of thc slide. After
tlie girl elli ld had told her story the
passengers showered upon her coins,
amounting to many dollars.
WORK OF A MOB.
Chicago Strikers Beat and Force
Negro Strike Breakers to
&UN FOR THEIR LIVES
Wherever Negroes ' speared It Wa* the
Signal for Furious Assault by
Strikers and Sympathizers. One
Man Killed During the Day.
The fighting In Chicago Wednesday
n the streets was more fierce than
he day before. The strikers and
heir sympathizers attacked the non
nlon men at every opportunity, as
filing them with bricks, stones,
lubs, knives and any and every other
(Tensive weapon upon whioh they
?uld lay their hands.
The fighting occurred In the heart
f the business section of tho city,
len being shot down within 200 feet
f the retail store of Marshall Field
io., or clubbed nearly to death at the
omer of thc Auditorium hotel, In
lain view of hundreds of ladies, who
'ere compelled to run from the mob
3 save their own lives.
In many instances men walking
long the streets who had no active
onnectlon with the strike were un
suited by hoodlums, who beat them
rst and later accused them of being
trike breakers. A notable Instance
f this kind was that of Rsv. W. K.
Wheeler, pastor of tho Ninth Presby
?rian church who while passing the
omer ' of Desplaines and Adams
greets on his wa> to the Pennsylvania
epot, was attacked by three men,
'ho knocked him down and beat him
nmerclfully until the timely arrival
f the police saved him from critical
ijury. Mr. Wheeler managed to
old one of his assailants until the
ollce could arrest him.
William Mlles, a colored waiter,
'bile at work in a lunch room at
.dams and Sangamon streets, a half
lile from any former scene of rioting
uing the strike, was also a victim of
ie strikers' fury, although he had no
onnection whatever with the trou
le. He was accused of being a strike
reaker, was pounded on the head
ith a billy, knocked down and tram
led u^^r^?s wa3 removed to tho
capital, where his lujuries were pro
As far as known, but one man was
Hied during the day. The Hst of in
ired is much greater than that |
'hich lt is possible to obtain. In
?any cases the nonunion men swung I
heir clubs with greateffect; knocking
len frora their wagons headlong into
lie street; in other Instances, when
ssailed by mobs, they fired point |
lank into the crowds, and it is ? i til
ult to see how the members of the
lob could escape many broken heads
r how all the bullets tired during the
ay shuuld have gone wild.
TUB DKAD AND INJURED.
Charles Heard, struck on the fore
ead in the tight near the Auditorium
otel. He died of a fractured skull at
ne Mercy hospital, where he had
Bruno Germain, N2w York city-1
Charles Moody, beat on the head
1th canes by strikers, condition seri
John Blum, nonunion driver, struck
i the side with a brick, one rib bro
William Miles, colored waiter, head
ut with billy, and trampled on.
Police Sergeant Barron, thrown
rom patrol wagon while responding to |
ot call, leg badly wrenched.
Martin Carray, nonunion mun head
idly cut by billies In the hands of
W. N. Brown, nonunion teamster,
I ruck by a bucket of cement thrown
rom twelfth story of building at
Ldams and State street; leg broken.
Policeman Edward Campton, struck
n head with a brick; severely cut.
Rev. W. K. Wheeler, beaten
tri kens; face and bend out.
Henry Shultz, shot in left side
onunlon teamsters; not serious.
Daniel Cohen, nonunion man struck
n head with a club.
Willlum Burke, right band lacerat
d by brick.
William Hill, head and left shoul
er cut by stones.
A. B. Smith, nonunion man, face
ut wltti a stone.
Frank Emerson, nonunion man,
ight hand smashed by heavy stone.
James Smith, nonunion man, struck
a the bick by a stone; injuries are
Albert Mcllvalne, shot In the back,
ot experted to live.
Lyde McDowell, shot in the left
William Bass, shot in the left leg
elow the knee.
J. Erickson, shot In tho right arm
hove the elbow.
Louis Fisman, colored, struok on'
he head with a brick In a tight at
ackson boulevard and Ilalsted street.
Williana Davis, colored, nonunion
Iriver, head cut.
James Butler, colored, nonunion
Iriver, arm broken.
Andrew Scott, colored, nonunion
Iriver, head cut.
William Riggs, colored, nonunion
Iriver, head cut.
Frank Curry, leader of nonunion
nen, struck on head by a stone while
onducting wagons along Frankllng
PIERCE KionT WITH sr,uooKns.
A. S. Utely door manager for Mont
ornery Ward & Co., attacked by
luggers on Oakenwald avenue.
Mr. Utely, who has been activa In
he interests of Ward Sc Co., since the
onomencement of the strike, waa at
acked by men who he thinks have
leen following him for several days,
irhile passing a vavant lot in Oaken
?aid avenue, between Forty-fourth
nd Forty-fk h streets. The men
:nocked him down and kicked him in
a terrible manner about the head and
face. He knocked one down with a
billy, and the others ran. Thinking
he had killed his assailant. Utely went
call an ambulance but when it arrived
the man had eltber recovered and
eonc away, or bad been'carried off by
A hundred colored men imported as
strike breakers by the Employing
Teaming Company struok today. The
negroes complained that they could
not protect themselves with- wooden
sticks or canes, which were being
furnished by the company. The col
ored men declared that the canes
however stout, could not give protec
tion against bricks, stones or similar
missiles. The men wanted revolvers.
Their request was refused.
Ono of the liveliest disturbances of
the day occurred within a block of the
Auditorium hotel. Shooting was re
sorted to by colored nonunion men to
day at Harrison street and Wabash
avenue. Three wagons, formerly
owned by the Edwin F. Daniels Coal
Company, were being driven south in
Wabash avenue. At the Harrison
street crossing a large crowd gathered
about the drivers and guards. Sticks,
tiling, broken bottles and other mis
siles striking the negroes.
NEO uo snooTs.
One of the odored guards, named
Carter, whipped out a revolver and
shot at Henry Schultz, who, it is al
leged, was aporoachlng Carter.. The
bullet struok Schult/, in tho left side.
He ran south in Wabash avenue for a
block before he fell. The crowd
thoroughly enraged at the action of
the colored men quickly dosed in up
on the non-unionists and beat them
thoroughly. A police call was sent
in and seventy policemen under In
spector Patrick J. Lavin hurried t>o
the scene and dispersed the crowd
with vigor: Schultz was taken to a
hospital Carter was arrested.
The bullet Btruck one of Schultz's
ribs. " He will recover.
The shooting caused much excite
ment at the Auditorium. The wo
men became hysterical and rushed
baok into the hotel. For a time all
traillo on Wabash avenue cable and
the Indiana avenue electric car line
was at a standstill.
PICTURESQUE S IO UT.
One of the picturesque sights wit
nessed today was a procession nf 500
non-union colored teamsters gi. '**
from their lodgings to the Employ
era' Teaming Company barns, at
Franklin street and Jackson boule
vard. The negroes were led by a
white man, Frank Curry, formerly a
street car grlpman, who became a
strike bleaker during the city railway
strike hore some months ago, and
who has recently been active in labor
troubles at St. Louis. Crowds fol
lowed Curry's novel procession today
but tho ?>i'?e'o? the force.of.nonunion
compa?'?ed by fifty policemen seemed
at fi rat to act, as a deterrent of any
untowed proceedings. The proces
sion turned into Jackson boulevard
from Michigan avenue, where there
was an increasing crowd of strike
sympathizers, who, with yells of de
fiance, began throwing stones and
bricks. Police Lieutenant Dillon
was struck on the head. He stag
gered and would have fallen had nor
several of the strike breakers caught
and sustained him. Other police and
a number of the strike breakers were
also hit. The march in Jackson bou
levard was stormy, but the barns at
Franklin street wero reached without
severe injury to any one.
Thirty non-union teamsters were at
tacked Wednesday by a crowd ol
strike sympathizers at Jackson boule
vard and Halstead streets. All kind.
of missiles were used. The non-uniot:
teamsters, armed with stout hlckorj
clubs, attempted to tight the mob,
but were being overpowered when th<
police arrived. William Wrather, i
white guard, was severely Injured
The police, clubbing right and left
rushed the crowd off the streets
Five persons were arrested. Only toi
of the non union teamsters could bi
found, the others having tied.
THOUSANDS ATTACK ii KU KOKS
Simultantous with the shuotlni
near the Auditorium Wednesday af
tornoon, another riot was In propres
at Michigan avenue and Lake street
a mile north on the same boulevard
A crowd of ?100 negroes imported fror
St. Louis were being escorted fror
the railway depot to a lodging house
At Lake street and Michigan av?
hue a crowd of 11,000 persons attackc
the negroes, many of whom wei
armed with stones, pieces of coa
black jacks, revolvers and stout niel
ory canes. When parsons in tl
crowd began to throw stones, stitt
and bottles, the negroes charged ri
peatedly, making fierce use of tl
I hickory. Each time, however, tl
i crowd increased. Persons in ollie
I buildings rushed to the streets ac
swelled the gathering.
Uaughi in Chicago.
Henry G. G?ll, the former assistai
cashier of the Frst National bank
Milwaukee, was arrested In Ghicai
Thursday, according to the inform
tlon given out by thc police authoi
ties lu Milwaukee. The capture w
made by Detective Dennis Sulliva
of the Milwaukee police departmei
G?ll was walking on 30th street
Chicago when a Milwaukee Dillcar ri
across him. lt appears that G?ll h
been in Chicago for several days, sta
lng at a different hotel every night,
warrant was Issued for Goll's arrest
the same time the warrant wasserv
on Frank G. Bigelow, the deraultl
Trlort to Kill HtmHOIi.
Tom Cox, sentence! to be hang
at Nashville, Tenn., for the murr
of Policeman Ban F. Dowell, madi
desperate attempt to commit suicl
in his cell at the county |all th?
Wednesday morning by taking poise
lils condition is critical in the i
treme and the chances are against !
recovery. Cox ls nerhaps Tennesse
most noted criminal of recent yea
The killing of Policeman Dowell v
of a most sensational character ti
Cox's trial attracted widespread
Negro Uoj Klllml.
Will Salter, a U-year-old colored b
while at work at Hannah brick ya
near Glendale, Spartanburg ooun
Wednesday afternoon slipped inte
mud mill and his legs were cutoff ?
his body terribly mutilated. Ile d
Wednesday night about midnight.
A HOT TIME
In thc Negro Baptist State Con
vention at Union Friday.
THE BLUFF CALLED
By Carroll, Who Told the Preachers
That They Were Quilty of Dis
honest Practices. Carrol's Life
Thr?al'ent'u ? *h? Persis
ted in uis Charges.
"1 will put a bullet hole through
you If you repeat your charges In this
convention," was the sensational
threat sent to Hov. Richard Carroll, a
prominent negro educator, by a negro
preacher In high circles, both of whom
was lo attendance on the negro Bap
tist State convention at Union last
For several months past Carroll has
leen orrally and through newspapers
raking grave charges against the 1
jharacter of a number of negro Baptist
ministers in this State, saying that
tome of thc more prominent ones had
formed a ring and that collections
nade for foreigu missions, education
ind orphan work had been diverted
nto their own private purses. The
inowledge that he was at the conven- '
iion to push his substantiated charges
rade those interested employ almost !
?very means, including threats against
iis life, to have him remain silent^
However, he was undaunted, and
jhe investigators which he demanded
iud helped conduct brought out facts
md over 75 other ministers corrobora
ted his statements.
A striking feature occurred in the
convention when, in a wild disordered 1
issemblagc, one prominent delegate
lemanded of Carroll to "name them!"
''You are one,*' was the reply.
Another preacher immediately
,t aug up and shouted. "Am I one,
;OOV" ?vidently thinking to bluff the
ipeaker, who calmly replied: "Yes,
rou, toe;'1 and Carroll proceeded to 1
Iraw out a book in which he had the ;
lames of everyone implicated. This
saussd a storm of confusion and calls: ;
'You need not read any more!"
Oarrcdl, who is doing good work for '
legro youths lu Columbia and has the !
lupport of the whites, seems to have 1
?be special antipathy of many of bis 1
.ace, who sarcastically denounce Kim
LS "an ingrate," "the white man's
riend" and "scoklng to raise himself '
m the dead bodies of the negro race." '
The whole seas on was a dramatic 1
me, aud the ring is larger than sup- !
)Osed, judging by the violent opposi- '
ion against Carroll. '
After a long session, the following 1
?csolutions were adopted, which, 1
Clough strongly worded, are really 1
?eutral in character: i
"Whereas, in the recant newspaper
LTticles under the signature of Rev. 1
I. Carroll, commented upon in and J
>ut of tlie State, the impression has 1
icon mude that the negro Baptist 1
ninisters in S uth Carolina are venal (
md guwraly depraved; and whereas, 1
he public rec gnition given ltev.lt. 1
-'arroll, coupled with the gravity of '
, hu charge-, are calculated todo un- ?
old harm to the ministry and cbeck
my present looking toward securing
tiri und sympathy from those whose
Lid and sympathy should be given, be
t . ?
"Iles.lived, That it may bc true and
ully admitted that thore is among us,
LS among all other peoples and Cnrls
ain organizations, some irregularities, (
mt it is thc exception rather than
?he rule. While we fully deplore and
sondemn the irregularities among the 1
ew, wo, in convention assembled.
Tiost emphatically deny that such con
lition referred bo herein above obtains
imong thelgreat majority of our min
sters and churches. Be lt further
"Resolved, That the "Baptist minis
try of Sou til Caroiiu, in character, in
tegrity and moral uprightness, com
pare favorably with the ministers
Tho sentiment of the majority of
ielogates, including Djdd and Jen
kins, editors who had violently op
posed Carroll, seems to be that it is
best to have corruption exposed and
HOW IT HAPPENED.
Why Wliinki-y for OalVnoy Could Not
lin Unloaded in Xlme,
It seems that the good people of
Gaffney don't drink so much whiskey
after all, ana that a short article we
clipped from tile Spartanburg Journal
a short time ago to the effect that
the express messenger did not have
time to deliver all the whiskey con
signed to Gaffney and had to carry
some of it on to Spartanburg and re
turn it to OalT:iey thc next day, was
misleading. The Gaffney Ledger
makes the following explanation of
the story, which puts a different phase
on lt altogether : "A Ledger repre
sentative called upon Mr. Fisher,
the local express agent, and asked
him about the truth of thc article.
Mr. Fisher said that there was a to
tal of fourteen packages for Gaffney ;
that on account ot a large amount of
other cxpres-s, such as tish, cab
bage, etc., they did not have time
to handle the entire fourteen pack
ages of whiskey, and that not more
than eight packages were carried hy.
We make no concealment of the fact
that whlhkey cjmcs to Gaffney. It
docs come, and more than we would
like to seo come, but it is manifestly
unfair to try to leave the impression
that the prisent state of affairs Is not
an improvement over the old system.
Certainly the consumption of whiskey
in this ounty lias been jreducjd- and
that materially -and that ls what we
were aiming at. Our pro-dispensary
friends, however, take every opportu
nity to have it appear that thc effort
to reduce the consumption of whis
key is a failure. Such ls not thc
case, and If they wouid be fair they
would not try to pervert the facts."
GREEN GOODS MAN
Caught in the Act of Swindling a Gen
tleman from Texas.
When Reuben With Roll Arrived the
Cleric of Aa tor House Scented
Game and Notified Police.
They caught a green goods man red
handed in the Astor house. Iiis name
is Nelly Galvin, and the authorities
at police headquarters in New York
(Jity say he is an all-round crook and
old-time pickpocket whose picture has
been in the rogues' gallery for years.
The "come on" was taken and is now
locked up at headquarters. He is
Elmer Klahr, part owner of a saloon
in Higgins, Lipscomb county, Tex.,
and was lured here by the usual cir
According to Klahr's story he ?ot
here on the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road, and, in keeping with the direc
tions given to him in bis correspon
dence with the gang, went to the As
tor house. He was taken in tow by
the swindlers, and that night they
showed .him the sights. They also
told bim how lucky he was to be let
in on the ground iloor in the deal they
were about to put through with him,
and made arrangements to show bim
samples of the "counterfeit" money
in the morning.
When Klahr came down from his
room he went to the desk and depos
ited his roll of money with the clerk.
The hotel people suspected at once
that he was a "come-on," and notified
the postal officials and police head
quarters, in accordance with arrange
ments that bad been made several
tlays ago when a stranger was re
lieved of all his cash in the hotel by
the gang of which Galvin is the re
Klaher, lt seems, was taken to
Brooklyn, where some good money
was shown to him as a sample of thc
mythical counterfeits. He was satis
lied with the looks of the good money,
and he made a cash payment of 850
to bind the bargain. Then he went
back to the Astor house and awaited
thc comlug of Galvin to complete the
transaction, dist get ting his roll from
The postal Inspectors and Mccon
ville secreted themselves in a room
directly across the hall from Klahr's
und took turns peeping In. In a lit
tle while Galvin came up and was
idmitted by the. man from Texas.
The sleuths crossed the hall and tried
to hear through the keyhole what was
said inside, but the conversation was
carried on in so low a voice that they
jould catch only a word now and then.
A f ter . waiting about ton min otes
Mcconville tried the door and found
it locked. Then be leaned against it
bard and burst into thc room, follow
id by the postal oftlclals. Galvin
stooped low and essayed to butt his
way out. Mcconville pounced on
dm, threw bim to the floor and sat
apon him. The "come-on" did notti
ng but open his mouth and stare as
f he was looking out through the
j?te of his teeth.
. When Galvin was searched the $465
n cash was found in his pocket.
Klahr admitted that he had just paid
iver the money. He said 8450 of it
was for the balance due on purchase
)t the 83,000 worth of "long green,"
which was to be Bent to him at his
lome, and the remaining $15 for
jhe expenses incurred by the gang in
?bowing bim the town.
MEETS. HIB ALIVE.
Socs to Bury I .un j;- Lost Sister Who
lu Not Dead.
The New York American says a
drama in which one of the principals
was confronted by the living form of
a sister whose body he supposed was
In a hearse he was following to a cem
etery, occurred Tuesday at thc Jersey
City terminal of tne Barclay street
Conrad Hitter, of No. 21 Liberty
street, East New Durham, N.J., was
Informed a few days ago that the
body of his sister Mary had been in
terred in a pauper's grave after she
had died, on April 3d, of self-inflicted
lujuries in St. Mary's Hospital in Ho
boken. The girl had been missing
from home since March 24.
Ritter Investigated and found that
a woman answering the description of
his sister had committed suicide and
had been buried in the Hudson Coun
ty Catholic Cemetery in Jersey City.
He had the b >dy exhumed and ar
ranged for its interment in Calvary
Cemetery, in Queens County.
Tuesday all arrangements were com
pleted, and Ritter sorrowfully follow
ed the hearse. He alighted from his
carriage at the ferry entrance, and
one of the first persons he saw w&s his
sister leaving a boat. He nearly lost
his reason, and staggered against the
gate, white and speechless.
The girl not divining the cause of
his agitation, stood horrified, but see
ing the hearse and carriage, and not
ing her brother's mourning apparel,
decided that some misfortune of which
she was not aware had occurred to
When Ritter recovered, the situa
tion was explained, and lt developed
that Mary had bien taken seriously
111 at a iriend's home in Brooklyn, and
was unable to communicate with her
brother.,.The body identified as hers
has been returned to the Jersey City
Fined Pur Gambling.
; Some of the gentlemanly gamblers
bf Covington, Ga., got lt in thc neck
thc other day. The grand Jury, at the
March term of the court returned
about twenty-five true bills against
ten prominent citizens of the town
and county for gambling at different
times within the last several months.
By agreement each of the ten persons
charged with the offense entered a plea
of guilty. Judge Roan imposed a line
of $200 in each case on one Indict
ment, suspending sentence upon the
other indictments pending good be
havior for twelve months. In this
manner the cases were quickly dispos
ed of and the a pedal session did not
ast more than three hours.
Thomas Jones Shot Through the -
Heart by Thomas Godfrey,
ABOUT A GRAPE VINE.
The Men Were Next Door Neighbors, and
the Tragedy Resulted from a Dis
agreement Over a Very Tri
vial Matter. The Slayer
is Now in Jail.
Spartanburg haa another murder to
her credit. A special dispatch from
that city to The State says Thomas
Jones was shot and Instantly killed in
his yard on North Church street
Thursday morning by Thomas Godfrey
who was taken in charge by the police
shortly after the shooting and ls
lodged in the county jail.
Jones was shot down very near his
own doorsteps and in his lot by a neigh
bor, Godfrey, whose lot is nearby. At
the time of the tragedy Jones was
sitting in his front porch awaiting a
strc-t car to go to his shop. Godfrey
approached from bis (Godfrey's) house
and holding out some pieces vf grape
vine in his hand, inquired of Jones if
he knew them.
- Jones replied in the negative, and
Godfrey Insisted that he did. This
caused Jones to emphatically state,
without the superfluous use of oaths,
that he did not. Godfrey made some
remark to which Jones replied, calling
Godfrey a liar. Godfrey drew a 38
calibre pistol and fired one shot at
Jones. The ball entered Jones' left
breast and plowed to the heart, and
in a minute or more the man was
Godfrey is an Irishman who has
lived in Spartanburg for a number of
years. He 1B an aged citizen, and of
frail feeble frame and lil health,
j He is a skilled workman. He and ,
Jones have been at outs for a long
time and had held no verbal conversa
tion with each other.
Godfrey, it is said, claims that
Jones cut the grape vines in his (God
frey's) garden, causing them to die.
This was the cause for the shooting
down of an unarmed man on his own
premises. Jones was a quiet, honest,
lndustrous citizen and was a black
smith," wood workman and machinist.
He.was running a shnp; of his own at
tho time he WM killed. Godfrey had
no statement for the press.
BOLD BANK ROBBERY.
Tho Bandits Secure- Between Five
and Ton Thousand Dollars.
A band of masked robbers rede into
the village of Gllbertsville, N. Y., at
3 o'clock Wednesday morning, blew
open the modern and supposedly bur
glar proof safe in tho private bank of
E. C. Brewer, and made good their
escape with booty estimated at be
tween $5,000 and 810,000. When the
startled villagers were awakened by
the mutll jd .oar of the explosion and
had been halted by the pistol fire of
the retreating bandits, they found
that the robbers bad completely isola
ted Gllbertsville from the outside
world by cutting all the telegraph and
telephone wires. Efforts to communi
cate with neighboring towns were fu
tile. The bold attack rivals in the de
tails of Its thoroughness, its daring
and its success the exploits of the
most notorious bandits of the western
It is believed there were five men in
the band. That all were heavily arm
ed was shown by the f requenoy of their
tire when the villagers arrived near
the bank. Thc men first pried open
the front door of the bank. Not a
light glimmered in the village, and
they evidently set about their work
leisurely. Two holes wera drilled into
the heavy steel doors of the newly In
stalled safe, and into these the explo
sive, believed to have been nitrogly
cerine, was inserted. The explosion
which followed wholly wrecked the
safe and shattered every window In
the bank building. The robbers hasti
ly gathered up all the money exposed
by the explosion and started on a run
just as the first ot the awakened vil
lagers reached the scene. Other resi
dents quickly came up, but In the
meantime the Invaders were making
good their escape, tiring as they wont.
Tho bodies of R. B. Shaw and his
wife, who ho married in Philadelphia
live years ago, were found in a field
near Blackpool, England, where tim
dead c?upie lived. Both had bean
shot and there was a pistol beside the
bodies. The tragedy unfolds a pitiful
Btury. After livo years of happy mar
riage, it is alleged, Shaw discovered a
fortnight ago that his wife was in
volved in an intrigue two years before
her marriage. According to thc story,
he taxed her with thc offence, and as
a result of her admissions he told her
to prepare immediately to sail for
America, leaving their children at
Blackpool. They started on Tuesday,
seemingly reconciled; but Shaw's
mother was suspicious and caused
neighbors to follow them. Shots were
heard and the bodies were discovered.
Knob was shot through the mouth,
the indications being that it was by
mutual agreement, the woman having
carefully removed her hat and placed
it beside her husband's on the grass.
A double ticket for New York by the
steamet Majestic was found in Snaw's
Kubbory and Mordor.
At New York tho body of Marie
Daccl, forty-ti vd years old, waa found
dead in a room of her apartment at
54th street Wednesday morning with
a handkerchief stuned down her
throat. The woman was evidently
strangled for the purpose of ?obbory.
Thc police are looking for two men
who, it is said by her daughter, visit
ed her mother Tuesday. The woman
was separated from her husband?