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'DO THOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES! IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY FOR OUR DEATIIS GLORIOUS IN TIIY CAUSE
BENNETTSVILLE, S. C.,
, MAY 19, 1905.
NO. 2?. %
rown of Snyder, Oklahoma,
Swept By Tornado.
ONE HUNDRED LOST.
Not More than a Score of Houses Left
in Tact. Relief Being Sent from
Neighborinjr Towns. Fire
Followed in the Wake
of thc Storm.
A dispatch from Snyder, O. T.,
Thursday night says that uptodatc
the number of known dead as a re
sult of the tornado has reached 100.
Arrangements have been made to
convey all thc injured, who can bc
moved, to hospitals at Oklahoma
Olby and Lawton.
The havoc wrought hy the tornado
is astonishing. Out of a town that
housed 1,000 persons not more than a
score of houses are induct while two
thirds of the buildings are wrecked.
The storm f urn d south of Olustee,
near the Texas line, and took a north
easterly course, through a well settled
region. At 8 o'clock lt was observed
by the people of Snyder, but the usual
funnel-shaped formation was lacking,
and though the roar WHS plainly heard
for some time before the storm broke,
many were cf tho opinion that it was
a hailstorm. Within a few minutes
the sky sucdenly recame dark anda
terrific downpour of rain began, last
ing for several ulriutis. Then the
rain stepped almost as suddenly as lt
started. For a few moments, an omi
nous calm f llowed, and then Hie tor
nado struck, tearing buildings to
pieces as though they weie made of
Eighty-five bodies have been recov
ered, a dozen persors aro missti g and
giveu up for dead, and of the 41 se
rlously injured, several aro likely to
die. More tban 100 persors suffered
less severe inj-ries.
Belief is going from neighboring
towns. Oklahoma city liassent 100
men to dig graves and seek the dead
still In tbe ruins, and a dozen under
takers with 100 c. tib-.s. OlT.:rs of
financial assistance have come from
Gov. Ferguson of Oklahoma has is
sued a proclamation calling attention
to. the needs of- the stricken town.
It isstill dlf&Wlt to obtain infor
mation from Snyder. A single tele
graph wire furnishes ah outlet, hut iL
is blocked private messages concern
ing the dead and the Injured.
To add to the general confusion
and distress after the tornado had
passed, fire broke out and horned up
all that rem lined uf thc buildings in
one of the business blocks. S J far it
has not b en ot&ible to lind out
whether any belies v ere cremated,
but lt is possible that such is the
An unidentified wi man was picked
up dead, having been p nloned tu the
ground by a large sliver which enter
ed her left eye and came out through
the bacit of lier hea l. Clarence Don
ovan, a railroad engineer, and Miss
Nina Fesspnden were to have been |
married last night, hut bad jus.t post
poned the nuptials until morning.
Both were instantly killed by the
. Fred Crump, a boy, had start?d to
a cellar whet- a flying timber dt cipi
tated him. Debris was carried north
west as far as Coopertcn, 12 miles,
and it ls reported that there aro more
fragments at that town than in the
tornado iath at Snyder.
'-'"The mayor of Snyder ls having
much trouble arranging for the burial
of the chad. The confusion is great,
owing to the faut that tnere are num
bers of unidentified bodies at the
Tnere is much suffering owing to
lack of provisions aud places to stay.
What houses remain in thc town are
in bad condition and aro unsafe for
habitation. Besides there is not
reo m enough to eire for tue home
less. Bedding and wearing apparel
are both lackb g, and (ki.-pito tho ef
fort to sucjor toe unfortunates they
are still in a pitiable condition. Many
of the Injured could n it be cared for
or given medical aid until morning,
and by that time the won uris were
aggravated. Dr. fork of Hobart
who was active in relieving the suf
fering, hays that 20 per cent, ot* the
Injured will die.
Kill? (I hy Ni rvoilH Shook.
A dispatch to the Augusta Clironi
cie says Mrs. J. I Cam pb !1 i f Fitz
gerald, Ga., died Wednesday after Ill
ness superinduced by nervous shock.
A few-moulliH i ld b:iby giri had a
narrow escape fiona death beneath
the luofs of a runaway horse, and
since then the mollibr has been in a
state of fear for the suit ty of the lit
tie one. The incident which precipi
tated the at I a. k inuL terminated In
death nccurrt d two weeks ago when
an auto, driven at full .spi ed, c.ime
suddenly to a stop directly in front of
Mrs. Campbell's home. Thc baby
girl had bien playing on the porch
and,struck by the thought that she
had wandered into the street and bad
been run di v?n by tl e mi c line, Mrs.
Campbell rushed out of the ht use, but
before she reached thc street she fell
and was picked up unconscious. She
never rallied fri m the shock and grew
weak ir till thc pnii_
ll/ I ..ur lu liOltltotAIIA.
Last week a vessel hi ought 771
Italians from Palermo to Now Or
leats All but about 2o were permit
ted to land. Those refused wert
afflicted with disease or did not meet
the requirements of t ho law in some
other particulars. Tie. immigrant*
were lan (Ld at New Oi l. ans at thc
suggestion of the li al ian ambassador,
through whom southern planten
made an app al for Italian laborers.
They will be employe ! largely on the
plantations of Louisiana and othci
A STBANGKE TALE.
A Man and His Wife Found Bay
ing in their Home
After Four Days of Ireatmnnt by
a. Pair ol California I'a ki in,
The police of San Jose Cal., are
engaged upon a weird case of crime
and hypnotic suggestion. On a re
cent afternoon Frank A. Drew, a
marble cutter, whoso ho .e ls lu Mil
ford, N. H., and his wife were dis
covered by the police barricaded in a
cottage, which they recently rented
at 393 Eist Sb. John street, both rav
ing mad. After a struggle Drew and
his wife wore overpowered and taken
to a local sanitarium, and since then,
as they have gradually n gained their
ni< ntallty, the strange story has been
drawn from them.
As a result warrants have been Is
sued for the arrest of Professor Anton
Weber, a German clairvoyant, who re
cently occupied rooms at the Angelus
house, and the woman companion,
who is supposed to be his wife.
Professor Weber went to San Jo.te
from no one knows where, and has de
parted with his companion as mys
teriously. Professor Weber succeed'd
in obtaining $2,000 in gold from Mr.
and Mrs Drew and has three days
the start of the (til ce rs.
Mrs. Drew is still prostrated from
her experience. Mr. Drew, a mau of
Kreat pbysicil strength, ls apparently
perfectly well again. As Mrs. Drew
told her story she appealed frequently
to him for corroboration and tog ther
the couple told a lucid tale of their
dealings witb Professor Weber and his
"We first went to Professor Weber
on M< nday a week ago," Mrs. Drew
said, "upon seeing his advertisement
in the papers. We had had some
trouble lu Oakland and went to con
sult Ulm aboutit. Professor Web >r
ind 1 is wife treated us kindly and told
us to call Wednesday.
"Wednesday we went to his office
and he suggested to us that he coul i
aid us greatly iinanciall. if we had
$2,000 to invest lo corn, pork, lard ur
w/-e.:t. We talked about the matter
and then Weber suggested that; he
could give us a treat m nt which would
be an effective relief from the trouble
about which we had tirst consulted
"We consented and from my hus
band's head and my own he clipped a
sn.all wisp of hair, and he also took a
piece of the nailr. of our forefingers
flu se he placed in a receptacle with
some powder and Ignited ob?ra. Tlie
result was a heavy incense, which he
swung at us with the command that
we inhale lt. We both did so, and
the result was a sense of strangulation
aud tickbng of the throat, which w.s
followed by a feeling of exbilaiation.
''At Professor Weber's suggestion
we then went directly to our home
and remained in the house, without
seeing any one. On the following clay
Mts. Weber came to the house and
gave us a treatnu nt. These treat
ments consisted of p issing the hands
tirmiy over the forehead and drawing
Mn m away, snapping the linger-; after
every strobe. The result was a sense
of relaxation and res.fulness which
was very pleasant.
"Friday Pi of. Weber told us to go
at tnce to Oiklaud, draw 82,000 frc.m
tlie bunk Lhere and returu at once to
Sanjose. Wc drew the money f nm
the bank lu gold and returned on the
afternoon brain to San Jose and took
the money to Prof. Web r's otlloe.
" 'Take this money lu me, place it
under your pillow tonight and return
it to me at ll o'clock tomorrow," be
told us and we followed out his in
struct ion s to the letter. We turned
the money over to him the next day,
and were then advised to remain ia
the house until we received a tele
g;*am telling us where, to meet him in
San Francisco to get our money back.
"Tb s was on Saturday morning,
and from tho Thursday b"fore we bad
scarcely anything to eat. We did not
seem to care for food. We stayed
ri^ht lu the house Saturday and did
not see anyone. On Sunday morning
Mrs. Welter came to the house and
gave us both another treatment, and
that was the last we saw of her or her
When the police broke down the
barricade at tho Drew home, on Mon
day, they found the couple in a condi
tion of actual religious (Lmentia.
"I am the Queen of Heaven," Mrs.
Drew declared, "and my husband ls
the Kh.g of Heaven."
Only by taking o.ith that they were
emissaries from the King of Kb g>
could the officers approach to remove
them ttl the samarium. Fur twelve
hours their ravings continued vloleut.
The police believe that both were
subjected to hypnotic lnlluen.ee and
while in this condition were prevailed
uopti over their money.
A Negro Killed.
Saturday as a special freight train
passed Lockhart junction in Union
County it v/as b larded by a young ne
gro named Con Hyas As the train
passed by that place the uegro was
seen standing on top of one of the
freight cars. The spout of tlie water
bank struck the negro on the head and
it is supposed knocked him sense
less and he fe ll ll it on top of the car.
About a quarter of a mile farther up
the track the young lloaro rolled < ll
the top of the car dead. Toe negro
worked around the depot at Lockhart
junction and has been In the habit of
riding to Sparlauburg on local
freights the past year. When the
I t rain pa^sjd Lockhart lt was going at
about 35 miles an hour.
Were Slfl Hourn Wit Inuit Food.
I Four men were at the mercy of the
waves for thirty-six hours in an open
boat on Great South Hay, while wo;
. men on the shores prayed for their
\ rescue and brave men fought against
. odds to lind them. They were din
; covered and rescued Thursday by a
. party of three In a power launch. The
rescuing party Itself suffered severely
, fri m the buffeting of the waves.
When taken from their frail craft tho
, men were nearly exhausted, having
'. had no food or fresh water since very
early Tuesday morning.
In New York Act Just/Like the
Old James Gang.
TOWN HiiJLD AT BAT
By Masked Alen, While Their Confeder
ates Blew Open the Bank Vault
and Carried Off One Hundred
Thousand Dollars In Cash
and Bank Notes.
Millionaire citizens of Gllbertsville,
N. Y., are planning to offer a big re
ward for tbe capture of live masked
bandits wbo on Tuesday nlgbt, May 2,
blew open and ribbed the safo jf the
town bank, and then at pistols' points
made good their escape via Mount
Upton and Norwich. This reb'oery,
wi i ib netted the thieves upward of
Sioo.ooo in oa3h and negotiable secu
rities, was one of the boldest that has
ever been perpetrated in New York
State, and ranks with the deeds of
Jesse James and the Dalton Brothers
for skill and daring. .
A fl >od of telegrams and telephone
messages have been sent all over the
c ?untry, givlug a dialled description
of two of the bandits and a general
description of the other three. De
tectives in the larder cities who have
been consulted df clare that the men
who dj uamited the safe were expert*
at the work, aud that they have be
fore now converted their securities
Into money, divided their cash and
''lt ls a case of dyramite, division
and silence," said the Sheriff of Chen
ango County, aa he announced lil
search for the men had ended at tbe
depot at Norwich. "They had every
move planned; they knew ev. ry train
.incl every foot of the ground, and as
soon rs they bad turned the trick,
ann had tbe money in their pocket?,
\ hey s mply dusted and got clean
The fact that every telephone and
telegraph wire that led out of the
town bai been cut s lows that thc
men knew exactly the lay of the land.
Wt.cn tbe first explosion wa heard by
thc cit zens of .Gllbertsville they made
frantic attempts to call the police of
aoj hiing townships, but the wins
were, severed and they could not even
call tbeir next door neighbors.
Tbe bank which was roibcd is In a
private institution owned by E. C.
Prower, ?nc cf the wealthiest men In
the town. A number of New York
millionaires have residences here, and
tney make use of the bank safe to
store their securities, jewels and even
their cash. Owing to the large sums
that are generally drawn by the richer
depo i i ors tbe bank makes ita rule to
nave a iargc sum of cash on hand all
All Lids the safe blowers seemed to
know full well. They slipped into
town on Tuesday night as soon as the
live hundred inhabitants were in bed.
l hen they cut the wires, and then
effected an entrance Into the bank
itself. All live of the men w;-re
masked. Two of them stu d on guard
outside the bink, while the otber
three went Inside to .superintend the
blowing of the safe. lt took four
heavy charges i-f dynamite to finally
wrench the doors from the big steel
box, and while these charges were
being exploded the two guarus on the
outside, held the town at bay with six
When tile noise of thc first explo
sion roused the sleeping inhabitants,
l?dward E. Stockwell hurriedly dress
ed and ran In ta the street, lie ran
into thc arms of one of the bandit
guaras who threw him to the ground
in an Instant. With the aid of his
companion he bound and gagged
Stockwell, and then..cooly robbed him
ol a large sum ol money and his
watch and chain. Stockwell had .vlth
him the money belonging to the store
he conducts, and it ls reported that
his loss will seriously embarrass him
unless the company charges the sum
to profit and loss.
By the time the bandits had dis- ,
P'>SLcl of Stockwell other citizens be
gan to pour from their homes, only to
be met with six-shooters in the hands
of cit sperate men.
"Keep back from here," said the
bigger of tue guards. "The lirst one
wno approaches will be shot full of
The citizens wc ref awed, and as they
paused a suet nd and then a third ex
plosion was beard in the bank. Then
came the fourth explosion and the
suund of the three bauk roi bjrs ripp
ng the broken safe to pieces willi
crowbars and pickaxes. The Inner
compartments of the safe were easily
wrenciied upen and thc large store of
mulley and jewels quickly taken from
their resting places and thrust into
the pockets of the thieves.
As soon as thc last of thc valuables
had been swept up, the bandits r.-.n
out to reinforce the guards at the
I ont of thc bank. Ueblnd them they
lett a wreaked building, before thom
waj. a crowd of timid, badly scared
citizens. All the money and valua
tes were trans'ened to one of thc
gang, and tiien the other four sur
rounded him a* a budy guard, and the
break fur liberty was made.
G rei. ps < f men i-tood in the street
hut they opened the way for thc live
men who ian lcd six shooters in their
hau ls as ttiey marched by.
"The tlrst man who attempts to
follow us will be shot likes clog," was
the last stern warning the. robbers
gave as they left the village. They
made their way easily to the out
skirts o? tho town, where they got in
to a wagon that they had stolen and
started on a gallop for Mount Up'.on,
five miles away. Several small posses
were organized at once, and the chase
began. The robbers were followed
until tiley reached tho hills. There
they left their horse and wagon in
the re ad and took to the woods, ef
fectually throwing their pursuers oil
the trail. The Sheriff who was sleepy.
?luitr tlie chase and with his deputy
returned home to finish his nap, and
tho robbers lay close In the woods ali
day. That night they stole a team
from a nearby farmer and drove to
Ohenango County, nine miles across
tbe hills. They reacbed there short
Iv after midnight, and as the Sheriff
of the county had not received word
of the robbery he bad no one watch
ing the trains. About 1 a. m. the
bandits boarded a train for Ctewego
and got safely awa>.
PRI80NEK SHUi' HIMSELF.
Held Deputy Sheri iv nt nay' Until Ho
A dispatch from Anderson says
Tillman Weatderall, a young negro
confined in the county Jail on a charge
of housebreaking, committed suicide
about noon Wednesday by shooting
himself with a pistol. How he manag
ed to procure the weaaon Is a mystery
to the olllcers.
When Deputy Sheriff W. N. Scott
opened Weatherall's coll dour Wednes
day night to place some water in the
cell the negro suddenly thrust a pist il
Into his face and command id him to
s'and aside. Mr. Sc itt slammed the
door shut, and the prisoner crept hack
into a corner of the ceil without fur
ther attempting to make immediate
use of the pistol. The deputy sheriff
secured two gentlemen to asnst him
In disarming the negro, and when they
attempted to do so lie fired one shot
at them. Fortunately it went wide of
its mark. Tue officers then left thc
prisoner securely locked without sue
ceedlug in disarming him. He remain
ed in posses-ion of thc weapon durlug
thc night and Wednesday morning and
held th6 olllcers at bay until he ended
his life by his own hand.
About noou Wednesday the olllcers
at the jail were attracted hy a shot,
and an investigation showed tba'
Weatherall had shot himself through
the breast, In tl leting a w;.n:id that
caused death in a short time.
Weatherall was a bad neuro, and
had served a term on thc county
chaingang f >r housebreaking. HP
would have been tried at the sessions
court at Anderson next week on a sim
ilar charge, for whioh he wai bein?
held at the time of his suichie. Ho had
heen ci nfl ied in j ill for a month < r
more. Hjw he secured the pistol hy
whi ?h to try to effect his escape ls a
RUR IL MML R'jrjL?? CJSTLY.
Govern mo ii I'M LONH lor Present Fia
oat Year 1M $12,000,000,
The net loss to the. government ot
operating Che rural mail routes of thc
United Stat.s in the fiscal y:ar end
ing June 30, 1006, will nut be less
than 83.800,080, ?.nd probably several
millions in excess ol ttiat amount.
The minimum estimata of loss is
obtained after allowing to thj
credit of thc rural servie:- every cent
of revenue derived from mail sent hy
patrons of the routes and from m.Ml
received hy them, but as a matter of
fact, utily a part of those receipts are
due to the establishment of rural ser
lt ls impossible to tell what propor
lion of the rural mall business shoulrl
b *. credited to the establishment of
rural service, but lt is estimated by
competent authorities that the rea!
loss f.ir the fiscal year will be nearer
$12,000,000 than $8 800:080.
The la.v rasirg the salaries of rural
carriers is in effect in the present fis
cal year. It Increases the most of
service to $08 per month for each
route, exclusive of the expenses of the
field inspection service. It is the
cost of rural mail facilities that pre
vents the financial waistcoat and pui
taloons from meeting in the postoffice
department. Without this endless
and increasing expanse the depart
ment practically would bi self sus
Society Woman Suicides.
Death by suicide, while suffering
from what her physicians say was
temporary insanity, lnouced by poor
health, was chestu by Mrs. Benjamin
Strong, Jr., the beautiful and talent
ed daughter of .lohn Li Blutillier, a
merchant prince, of New York city,
at her home In Knglcsvood Thursday.
Unusually pathetic circumstances
surrounded the case. Mrs. Strong
had been stiff ?ring from nervous ex
haustion f.>r sonic time, and, although
her illness had not ben regard id as
acute she never had fully recovered
her health after the birth of her
fourth child six months ago. Mrs.
Strong shut hers. If through thc
heart with a revjlver that bad been
it her home since a burglar soire,
some time ago.
Caituar .And MIN Wile.
There arc husbands whit, among
their male companions, like to have
lt supposed that they ; r<: just a i I ttl e
ti ran.deal at home. O ic sucn m in
who had two or three friends at his
house one evening, remarked, as they
were, chatting together ci mfortably
at a rather lat J hour: "Yes, I do
what I like at home. My wife, she
has to l end to my will, 1 oin tell you.
In my house I'm a regular Julius
Caesar I" His wife came into the
room in time to hear the lastsentence.
Tile tyrant of his household locked a
little uneasy, but his wife neither
frowned, nor apparently paid any at
tention tu the remarie. Hut after a
moment s' u remarked very positive
ly: "Gentleman, lt ls late, and Julius
Caesar has g it to go to bed!" Where
upon the husband arose, slam mered
his excus: and retired, leaving hhs
gue-.ts to And tin ir way out as bel as
UAH it?: Two v\ iv. hV
G.orge C. Buggs, a barber from
Chattanooga, was tried at Dalton,
Ga., Thuisday on thc charge of big
amy. Ile is said t.0 have married
wife No. 1 In Soutn Carolina twenty
seven years ago, and to have five liv
ing children by his first wife, and
three grandchildred, who reside at
Calhoun, S. C. Ile is alleged to have
married his second wife, who was
Miss Nellie Coney, in Dalton, Ga.,
last Christmas. Bogga, it is reported,
deserted bl i family ab nit a year ago.
The maiden name t.f his alleged tlr.st
wife was Mauldln, and abo has a
brother in Atlanta, who was a wlt
I ness In the co.se. Bogga was bound
i over to court on a 8200 bond.
Tornado Kills Twenty Six People
at Marquette, Kansas,
THE TOWN WRECKED
Deaf li and Destruction Followed in the
Work of the Terrible Wind and
Kain. Many Residences and
Public Buildings Blown
Down and Wrecked.
A dispatch from Marquette, Kansas,
uncle* dato of May 5), siys when dark
ness fell upon thai st ricken town Tues
day night it was known that 20 lives]
had been lost in the tornado tba!
wrecked part of Marquett e carly Tues
day and did much damage in that vic
inity, and that 44 pQrs> ns had boen
injured. Of Hie injured 35 were seri
ously hurt, and some of them may
die. .During the day two victims died
of their injuries. Several of the others
are suffering from broken limbs and
In st varal cases entire families have
b?en killed. A man named Switzer,
a night watcbm;u at the railroad
yards, lost his three children. N. P.
Kelson and his wife and three children
were found dead. Two other children
were not at hum? and escaped injury.
Tuesday nlg:>t order bad practicad j
bern brought out of the chaotic cou
dition that prevailed Tuesday and a
relief committee had begun dispensing
aid. Among the relief hint from out
-ide were 25 pupils from Bethany col
lege, who acted as nurs;s*
L'ne tornado struck the sou thorn nnd
or tho town and cut a clean swath 100
yards in width tb tough its entire
1 >ngth. Coming as it did at mldulgnt
all tho people were caught w:Uv..u?. a
r.oment's warning. A heavy ra'r
storm had pr ced td tho wind.
When dayl ght broke over the to 1 n
lt found the entire population in a
state of panic. Buttai was enl ireh
suspended and e very ono who esc pe
injury turned his attention toward
aiding the injured.
The tornado seems to have formed
three miles south of Marquette ant
did not spend its force until it har
passe l many miles north of thc town,
in Marquette the residence pt rtb n
weit Sf the main street hv.tTercd the
prin-^pAl damage. Thc bourn's in ti e I
course br "the tornad o were all, with)
two or three exceptions, completely
wrecked. In this section there were
a number of modern residences, of
which only one was left stanrhiiwr.
The Swedish Lutheran atjd Metho
dist churches were amo ig the tir?t
buildiugs struck, and they, t get'
with tbe parsonage ac j lining thc Me
thedist church, wore demolished.
Mondiy afternoon was hot a nd op
pressive. Late in the evening a ter
rlflcraln storm broke over tue to n
Thc rain continued to fall In torrents
until midnight, when th"; tornado
struck. Within less than liva minutes
lt bad wrought its terrible wo'k an
passed on. Telegraph and tc1, p ii a
.vires were cirried down, and it '.va-;
several hours before, the outside world
could be apprised of thc plight of the
It was not until 8 o.clock Ttiesd iy
morning that physicians anr* surgeons I
began arriving from surrounding
towns. In the meantime dozens of vol
mitten set to work to clc-n away the
debris and extricate tho dead and in
jured. The Swedish Lutheran parson
age atid several private reside ct
were turned into temporary hospitals.
The dead were taken to a storeioom
Dr. Lund, the Lutheran pastor,
pa-sed about among thc sud iii
ministering to their comfort, while ?10
or 40 other p us ins, working urdir ir,
direction, cared for the Injured at
There were many narrow cscap.es ?
from death. The infant daughter ol
Charles Sallen was lifted in h.r bei
and carried to the middle of thc streel
receiving only a few scratches. S lilon
and his wife were seriously injured.
The mattress upon which tue baby
daughtor of the Rev. Smith lay was
doubled up In such a manner as to
cover the child and protect lt from
falling limbers. In spite of the de
struct ion e>f the Sruhh bouse, thc en
tire family escaped uninjured.
Mr. aud Mrs. O S. Kovin wore car
ried un their bed a distance of 500 f et
and laid down without ueing s rien ,i>
Want the DlapuiiMary.
A disparch from Washington to
The Columbia Record says Secretary
Shaw and Iowa people in Was ilogton
are deeply interested in th au non nee
mont of E. W. Weeks, a prom noni
member of the Iowa legislature, t a.
ne proposes to introduce Into thc nex
session of the legislature ai d pu h io
utmost ability a bill establishing a
dispensary law io that state m ni d
closely af'er the South Carolina law.
Mr. Weeks lsiecr.:tary of the Natl n<
al Association of Republican cai
and stands weil lu the leg s ature. He
has recently maeL a vi it to South
Cirolh a, where tie h is studied ?he
operations of the dispensary system
ard ls pleased with lt. Uc believes
that the long standing cona-..' lon i f
1 >?a poople over the control of liquor
can be settled by thc introduction ol
the South Carolina H-a,
O I ASH UlOWl TH twilit.
As the result, of trouble am mg glass
blowers at thc Chattanooga glass p:..:-t
Wednesday Frederick Cummins was
shot and killed; Win. M ac am was
spot in the thigh and Albert Mcacham
was struck on thc head with a heavy
wrench and may die. Toe Bb oiling
was done by Albert Meicham, Torc
man of the plant. Thc Jitllctilty occur
red in the ottlce. Wm. Meacham who
was shot ls a brother of the man WIM
did thc shooting and thc manr ger of
the plant. Albert Me tcham was ar
rested and is confined in thc hospital
ward ot thc j iii. The coroner's jury
placed the blame for the killing on
Cummins and Albert Meacham.
PENSION LIST GEO WS.
Bolls Show Many Additions Since- the
Formerly Kcstduo Wan Returned
to Porndon Fund, But Now
Goos to Goner?! Fund.
Over 800 names have been added to j
the pension rolls of South Carolina
since thc last report. Therewere517
deaths during thc year but there was
a net Increase of 247.
The pension funds are distributed
as well as they can be apportioned by
cOrxptroller General Jones. The work
of the pension bureau is extensively
arduous, ar> there are so many statis
tics and cocdltions to be recorded.
Wednesday the comptroller with
the aid of his ?ludent pension clerk,
Mi-s Kate Maher, made out a state
ment of the distribution as follows
for the year 1905:
Abbeville.$ 3,540 00
Aiken. 6,828 SO
Anderson. 11,130 50
Bamberg. 1,664 00
Barnwell. 3,207 50
Beaufort. <i.02 50
Berkeley. 2,340 on
Chai lesion. 3,017 50
Cherokee. . 5.001 50
Chester. 3.628 00
Chesterlield. 5,0:?? 50
Col loton. 07.112 00
Clarendon. 3,287 50
Darlington. 4,041 00
Dorchester. 1,678 20
Bdgclicld. 2,823 50
l-.iirflcld. 3,237 00
Florence. 3,8:55 50
Georgetown. 007 00
Greenville. 10,928 50
Greenwood. 3,248 50
Hampton. 4,111 50
1 lorry. 4.387 00
Kershaw. 3,341 60
Lancaster. 5,81!) 00
Laurens. 0,050 60
Lee. 2,882 60 !
Lexington. 5,084 00
Marion. 5,436 00
Marlboro. 3 450 0 ?
Newberry. 3,575 001
< >eoncc. 6,835 00
( hangeburg. 4,305 00
Pickens. 5,200 0 ?
Richland. 5,650 50
Saluda. 3.701 00
Spartanburg. 17,410 50
Sumter. 3,030 00
Inion. 4,081 50
Wi liarasburg. 3,034 00
York. 7,5(51 50
An interesting table follows:
Names on roll 1004.8,544
New names added l!)05. 820
Less those who died 1004, 517;
those oir for other causes, 65; 582
Names on roll of 1005.8,7!)1
Net. increase. 24
Number of pension?is on the roll In
1005. showing as compared with 1904
showing increase and decrease by
1004 1005 Incrs
Class A. 07 74
Class B. 202 102 *I0
Class C, No. 1.. 572 583 10
Class C, No. 2..4.O20 4,002 42
Class C, No. 3... 728 750 28
Class C. No. 4. .2,051 3,124 170
Tho above classes cover4.862 soldiers
in IU04, and 4,011 in 1005, an increase
Paid expenses of the department
.loin! resolutions and legisla
tive expenses.$ 84 00
Expenses St at o hoard. 110 00
Stat ionery and stamps. 102 35
County boards and commis
sioners . 2,342 30
Salary pension clerk. 000 00
Balance on hand. 160 35
Total number of widows on roll
loot, 3,i?S2, and in 1005 3,880, showing
an increase of widows drawing pen
Formerly the money left from the
lund in each county was returned by
tho clerks of court to the pension fund
Of thc next year hut it now goes to
the gi ne ra I fund o? the State and last
year$0,600 was returned.
Great Forest KiruH.
One thousand men, including flre
rxen, laborers and volunteers, strug
gled Wednesday night with the forest
tire which, starting near Plymouth,
M.i-s , f ur da j s ago, has extended
rito four towns and shifting fr*
qi] ntly v.ith the wind, has threaten
ed first one settlement and then an
other. The front of the lire extends
I two miles, while its side lines reach
bick six miles, lt has laid waste
seventy- ti ve square milt s and is by no
means under control. Nothing but.
a heavy rain, will, the tire tighter.-,
s ;y permanently stay the prognss of
tiie llimcs. The land burned over
includes valuable tracts of timber
and thousands of cords of cut wood
S >me small buildings have been humid
hut tho tire.-lignt.eis al led by favora
ble winds, have saved the villag s
n ar thc tire zone. Tne loss will be
Made ol' Kalibit Hair.
( ino of the strangest of modern in
dustries is that can i :d on in the. Jura
district in France, lt consists in
taking the fur from live rabbits and
weaving il into a textile fabric which
malo s the warmest kind of clothing
mail.rial kno*n, The specks of rab
hits whit h furnish the "raw" mate
rial for thc mp.nufaoturing process is
be Angora rabbit, wi.ich has rec ;ive:?
the name of the silk rabbit. Every
three ramths the rabbit shoos its
fur, and Si v. ral days before this lakes
plac? nature is anticipated by female
i an . . which remove the long silken
hairs by gentle friction. Thu skin ls
a rt a ly '"ripe," and the fur comes off
. a ily and without the rabbit suffer
io the slightest ptin from the oper
atiou. In fact, "bunny" appears to
enjoy lt, lying quietly In the lap of
the operator uuriug the manipula
Negro Ooiuiultfl Suioitlo.
"Wright Baker, a negro man living
in Hopewell township, Andersen
county, committed suicide Wednes
day m 'ruing by shooting himself with
a shotgun, ile was working alone in
the fluid and when found his body
was torn across the abdomen with a
frightful wound anti life was extinct.
Baker was a half-witted negro. The
or.mer went out Into the country
Wednesday afternoon to hold an In
quest over the body. There seems n'
doubt that the death wound was solt
MILLARD SET FREE
from the Charge of Bigamy by Judge
Ho Says That Ho and Miss Kenyon
wm bo Married Over
Kenyon V. Millard, who was arrest
ed in Orangeburg on pr il 21st on
the charge of bigamy and who was
confined in the Orangeburg County
jail until last Sauurday was released
on that day. It will bo remembered
that Millard, who claims Indianapolis,
Ind., as his home, and Miss Sallie
Kenyon of St. George cn mc hero on
April 19th and were married by Rev.
E. M. Lightfoot. The next day there
was published an account of the en
gagement of Milla-d and Miss Kenyon,
and slated that Mr. Rankin of St.
George liad declined to marry the
c uple because Millard was a married
Rev. Mr. Lightfoot, who married
the couple, did so thinking Millard
bad never before been married, and
when questioned on the subject after
wards hy Mr. Lightfoot, Millard t dd
different accounts each time as to his
former marriages. Tn is together
with the fact that Mrs. Kenyon,
motlier of the bride, found a letter
from his California wife intimating
t.bat Millard had still another wife,
caused his arrest for bigamy.
Magistrate Bruuson held the prelim
inary on Tuursday May 4, took the
natter under advisement, and as a
result Saturday dismissed the case and
discharged the defendant from cus
tody on the ground that the prosecu
tion did not nave a eas:-strong enough
to warrant binding Millard over for
the criminal court.
lt was shown at the preliminary
'hat Millard was divorc-?d from wife
NJ. 1 years ago and that an interl cu
tory divorce was granted the Cali
ferula wife in December, 19U4, which
prevented either party marrying for
one year. Millard states be and Miss
Kenyon will be remarried, next Deoem
ber at the expiration of the time set
in the interlocutory divorce.
The foll iwing correspondence be
tween Miss Kenyon, of Sc. George's,
And Millard, at thc Oraogeburg ?ail,
H nd between Mrs. Ada Millard, the
California wife of Millar 1, and Miss
Kenyon, will no doubt, prove of in
terest to those who have b.;en keeping
up with the interesting case against
St. George, S. C., May 9, 1905.
My dear Isaac: I just got this let
ter from Cal. and has en to send it to
you. Perhaps it will throw some
.light on tho . divorce and your knowl
edge of same. Hope you will soon be
released. Will expect a letter this
evening. Your REBECCA.
Herewith is printed the letter en
closed in the one sent as ablive.
Eureka, May 2, 1905.
Miss Sallie Kenyon. St. George, S.
C.-Dear Madam: Your letter just,
received and I hasten to'reply, so it
c?u go out on tills boat. I have not
a copy of my divorce, as it is just an
interlocutory decree, but when Mr.
Millard left here ti-cre was no law
concerning an interlocutory decree.
lt was p:ist two years ago, and conse
quently knew nothing of it.
I would not be frre lo marry in this
State until next December, butoth-.rs
nave got the decree here and gone to
other Stabs to marry.' Mr. Millara
bas not deceived you in this ma1 tar,
is his son wrote him, telling him 1
had a ciivr r.-e granted. I was marrie>
'o him twenty-five years ago, aud he
vas divorced from his first wife seve
ral years before I married him, aud
from all I cm find ou:; lie had a good
cause. I know nothing about her,
oor whether dead or alive. I am very
sorry this , baa happened, and hope
dds letter will relieve your mind, and
that Le may' be released, and I sin
cerely hope that you may be happy
As fur my" divorce, I will only say
thai he has asked ru 11 cjnr:e to him
-ince hr* left here, but 1 feel it my
duty to stay here with my childr n,
and.dl l not .feel Uk? travelling around
anv more_ 1 got a divorce on plea of
failure to provide. I haven't lime to j
write more as the bo it leaves In a few
m .ments, but 1 don't think it iieces
.ary. Try and make his li'e pleasant.
I tried and failed. Pro-ably jon are
hotter suited fur him. If y m will
?..rite I would like vj'y much to hear
the outc. mo of the matter. Y-~>urs
truly. A DA M ILLA Kl).
P. S.--I received a letter from the
postmaster," but will not need to
answer, as l have written to you.
bravos .?iiI lion io Harvard.
Harvard university will receive
81,000,000 or more by the will of the
tate William F. Milton, a retired tea
importer of Pittsfield, Mass. The
balk of the estate will oe used by the
widow during tier life, and will re
vert to Harvard alter her death.
Mr. Milton died at his home there,
?iou Madison ave ue, on Feb. 28. His
.viii was tiled at Pittsfield. His prop
rtv is hu gely in real estate ana its
value in uncertain, but it i-. estimated
at considerably more than $l.Gu0,00u.
-New York Sun.
. Killed by l.'jcln oin,;.
Mr. George Hearn, a prominent
North C .roliua farraor, was struck
and Instantly killed by lightning Fri
day afternoon, at his borne, about
four indes from Charlotte. The same
bolt that killed Mr. Hearn knocked
unconscious his nephe.v, Neely Hearn.
They were out lu the orchard gather
ing chen les at Hie time.
!> ,.uno Dead.
Au unusually tragic death was dis
covered at Union on Friday morning,
when Thomas Howze, the son of a
prominent business mau, was found
dead, in a gasoline house. Ile had
spoken Thur?-(Uy of being sick, and it
is s:ip, o.'cd that descending the few
steps Into thc tank pot, the fumes ol
the gasoline overcame him. He was
not found until hours a'ter^ard.
Water After l>.xoro?nti fatal.
At Lancaster, N. Y.,' Dr. A. W.
Martin, aged for-elght, died this ev
ening from neuralgia of the heart,
.?roduoed by drinking large quantities
j if water after violent cxerolse.
After Collision Two Cars o?
More Than a Hundred Hurt. A Passen*
ger Train on Pennsylvania Road
Runs into a Freight Train.
Oround Strewn With
Dead and Dying.
A dispatch from Harrisburg Pa.,
says that ti ft v passengers on the
Pennsylvania Express train No. 19,
from New York and Philadelphia,
were killed and more than a hundred
injured, some of them fatally, In a
dynamite explosion, which followed a
collision of tue express train and the
east b und freight in South Harris
burg at 1:10 Thursday morning. Of
the 169 passengers on the express
train n:>t one is reported to have
escaped injury. Following the Brat
explosion there came two others, eaoh
greater in violence than the one pre
ceding lt. Then came fire which
seemed to start in every one of the
overturned coaches at the same in
stant. The lire found its way to thc - "
dead and dying and injured pinned
under, the wreckage.
The wreck was caused by the burst
ing the air hose on the freight. The
second section of tho Cleveland and
Cincinnati express plunged into the
wrecked freight train, exploding two
cars bf dynamite and strewing the
ground with the dead and mingled
bodies. The explosion broke all of
the windows of the city of South Har
risburg. The engineer of the passen
ger train was H. K. Thomas, of Phila
delphia, who was killed instantly.
His Oreman, R. H. Dickey, of Pnlla
delphia, was thro vn clear of the wreck
down the embankment and escaped
with a few slight scratches. Mr. and
Mrs. Tindell, the latter a daughter of
Senator Knox, are among those of
prominence reported to be Injured.
Many who escaped death were bad
ly burned; in some cases, the clothes
were almost entirely burned from
their bodies. Samuel Shubert, theat
rical manager, of "New York, jumped
from his berth just in time to save i
himself from -burning to death, but
his legs .were bady burned. Nearby,
shanties and other places of shelter
were found after the wreck, for many
of the passengers were scantily at
tired in their night clothes. All were
provided for the best possible.
In all 50 OOO pounds of blasting
powder exploded. The entire passen
ger train of nine oars and the locomo
tive wore destroyed as well as nine
Found in tho Itivt r.
A dispatch f-om. Laurens to The
State says the d.-.ad body of a man
was fouud In the Enoree river about
two miles below Eaoree Manufactur
ing ompany Weuu'jsday evening by
some parties seining in the river. The
jody appearei to be weighted and
was only slightly exposed, lt waa not
disturbed, but the cjroner was noti
fied and went to the scene, it is no o
positively kuown yet whether the budy
.s white or colored. One week ago
K.sec Mureil, a negro man 40 years of
.-ge, in the employ of the Eaoree
Manufacturing ompany as a farm
hand, disappeared No one seemed
to attach auy consequence to his ab
sence, but some nf the negroes in
.-.peaking of the nutter said tnat they
believed he had been killed and
thrown in the river. NJ importance
was attached to the spc ch uuiil this
uody was found. It is the opinion
among s imo of the clt'zens of the
neighborhood that tue body is that of
M irrit, and it is the prevailing opin
ion that he was killed ny some of his
own raci, but the intimation is very
strong that some white man is re
sponsible for it. it is said that the
negro was a worthless sort of a char
acter, but that is not suggested as the
callee of his death.
l'mycd vviin Death.
A dispatch from Au ?ersm to The
State s?ys Cor.-nur P.-uitt was called
to toe plantation of Mr. J. ll. Bow
den Friday to hold an inq lest over
tue body of Bub Watson, a young ne
gro, who was snot a fe w days ago by
his comp anion, Alonzo Thomas. The
circumstances attending the shooting
were rather unusual. Tne two boys
were playing, one with a pistol and
the other with a knife. A tliscuisijn
arise as bj the relative merits of the
.veapous as instruments of destruo
Lion. A playful bjut ensued, which
became too realistic. Watson was
shot in the abdomen, the ball passing
turough his body and lodging In tho
?piual column. Tue ball coull not be
located and Watson ling red a few
d '.ys and died. Thomas will be tried
f. r murder at the term of court there
A very peculiar and serious accident
occurred at W. 13. Rust's factory
Monday evening of last week at Swan
sea. K illis, tile 14 year old eon of
Itiohard Cartin, was boriug with an
augdr that was turned by machinery.
To steady the short board he was
pressing his bjdy against it. The
hoard was a thin one, aud the auger
west through and into his groin on
the right side live or six inches. He
pulled the auger out himself by press
ing dis body from tne machine and in
coming out lt brought the grooves
full of flesh. Thc boy had only a few
minutes before the accident been told
to keep away from the machine. His
condition is critical.
Stato Su m m ci- School.
Tho indications are that the com
ing session of tho State Summer
s.TiOol at Clemson will oe the mist
successful ever held. Tue applica
tion* arc pouring in on the State Su
perintendent and it is thought that
i thore will bo between Ave and six
hundred, * ^