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"DO TI?OU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IS THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS ULORIOUS IN THY OA USE,"
BENNETTS VILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1905.
NO MORE LEAKS
Extraordinary Precautions Taken
in Preparing the Cotton Report
STATESMEN SHUT IN.
Convincing Demonstration ol (tic Fast
ness of Un Estimate Room (liven
Two Southern Reptesentativcs
Who Wanted to See How
the Work Was Dune.
A letter from Washington says Sec
retary Wilson ls taking extraordinary
precautions against loaks In tho cotton
vr port. Ile has had enough of soldai
in that oonneotlon, and ls dotormlncd
tn at horoaftor no leaks shall occur, if
lt takes a oorps of watormon to pro
vent it. Ia making roady for tho De
cember repjrt he placed the Individual
reports from tho various agouts
throughout tho country in au iron
bi x, and then placed ovor tho box
one of tho most trusted e m ploy ees In
the department, armed with a large
ri volver. The faithful guardian of
tho papers remained on duty all night,
and until he was relieved on Monday
morning by tho Secretary.
Tue Seoretary himself took tho ro
ports from tho box an 1 deliver* d thom
to four men appointed to tabulate and
mako the required estimates. Tho mon
and tho precious papers were hurried
to a room assigned for them, and the
doors of the room were securely lock
od, and guaided on tho outside by
two men, who were ordered to permit
no ono to outer or lcavo tho room until
?he work of tho board was completed
li fore the boara entered tho room
tho telephone connection was soarer)
to that no posa b e communication
could bo had with the outside world,
lfc took Uve hours to make the requir
ed calculations, and tho board waa
kept In close confinement all that
A good story is being ol roula ted on
It proaontativo Burleson, of Texas,
aud Representative Rowle, of Ala
h ma, In connection with this last
cotton report. Ou Monday thoy visited
Secretary Wildon, being mu oh Inter
estcd in tho cotton matter. Tho Sec
retary politely invited them to remain
and witness the method of tabulation,
and tho precautions used to proventa
leak. The two Representatives gladly
wowpted the Invitation and were
taken td the tabulation ionm. Arter
witnessing ttie work for some time,
and hoing deeply Impressed with the
way in which it was d me, they
thought it was time fer them to go to
tho capitol to take their scats at the
opening of thc session.
They thanked thc Secretary for
what* ho had done, donned their uv .
coats and prepared to leave, when the j
were told that no one could leave
nut il the work was completed. T.iey
plead and argued, but it was ail In
vain, so thoir places in the house re
mal ned vacant for three more weary
hours. They wore not permitted even
to rend a note explaining their situa
tlon and could not telephone as the
Ins'.ruinent had been disconnected. So
lt was that two distinguished Con
gressmen from the South were no
present at tho lottery for scats, but
they woro willing to swear there was
no leak in the D wernher outon re
Representative Lewis, of Georgia,
has introduced a resolution looking to
.tho adoption of some now method for
sheeting and tabulating cotton stat
istlos. The resolution provides for the
appointment of a committee consist
lng Of sovon mombors to take the
whole subject into consideration and
'evolvo a system that will make thc
reports as reliable as possible.
Fit teen Men HiirnoU
Fifteen men were burned by an ex
plosion in thc I nternational Harvester
Company's plant at OJO Hundred and
'Twentieth street and Muskegon i-.ve
nue, Chicago one night last week. T. e
explosion was eau sod by a workman
thrusting a cold bar of stool Into a
furnace of molten metal. In tho im
mediate vicinity of the furnace at the
Mmo Blxty men were working. Tho
moro seriously Injured were in the fur*
naco pit. Following thc explosion
jhaos rolgned In tho fut naco room for
.overal minutes, Molten metal was
tu ried about the room and tho smoke
snd Aro that shot from tho furnace
lilied tho room so tho workmen were
Iyiablc for sovoriil minutes to lind the
nits. With tho groans of their wound
m fellows ringi:,g In their ears, they
Prc1" >d about helplessly and stumbled
over those who had boen prostrated
jy tho blast. Fr; m the f .lrnace chlm
ney tiie haines shot high Into tito air
..ind could be seon for miles.
Colored Woman Killed.
A dispatch from Sparbanburg to
'Tho State says Nlcey Tinsley, color
id. died Thursday morning from the
.M/T?Ots of pistol shot wound received
; lunday at her home on Mr. J. N.
(Om irs farm, near Tuck's bridge, throi
i niles from the city. Tho woman liv
(?d with Ed. Tinsloy, colored, his two
young sisters and two young brothers
Vn inquest was hold over her remains
and the verdict of the Jury was that
die came to her death from a gunshot
vound, indicted either accidentally or
?Uh suicidal intent. Tho weapon used
vas a 32-oallbre pistol. Thero was no
evidence adduced at tho lr quest te
.how that she was at diff?rence with
any of tho family,_
"Little Tom" Sudduth and Tom
' Ohastlne of the Dark Corner section
if Greenville county have been bonne]
over to court ajid placed In j?11 on thc
nhargo of making a murderous assault
rn James Christine said to ho Int IT rn
dve youth ab Lcbanan on Thanksgl
. At Ndw York Allen KMncdinsl
'<iommitted suloldo eaily Sunday nlghl
v>y drinking carbol'c acid. Ile died
Shree hours afterwaVds In tho pros
. once of his young wife and child.
AUMTOBS TO MEET.
Meeting To Be Held in Columbia and
Will Be Important.
Asseeemont ol Property at Truo Mur
Koi V<i tun of Vital Iiuportaoo
to tho Kutlro Stato.
Comptroller General Jones "means
business" ia bbo step bo bas taken to
ward getting tho tax assessment of
property, real as well as personal, lo
this state on a market value b ,B?B, In
stead of on au uueven protenso of a
00 per cont, basis. The o!roular let
ter of instructions, which bo sent out
last week to county auditors, assess
lng boards and county ( q lalizlog
boards dlrcoting that tho law oe strlot
ly observed with the beginning of the
now year and that property be assoss
ed at Its true markot value, has boon
followed by a call for a co? ventlon of
oounty auditors to meet with the
comptroller general for a conference
tu decide upon a plan of aotlon to bc
pursued evenly and slmllarily through
out tho state. Tho step which the
comptroller general has tak?.n has
caused muoh talk throughout the
stato and bas set property holders to
bbiuking. Of oourse, it is a sort of
rev jlutlonary measure, and while the
justice and the sonso of lt has appeal
ed to mauy gocd business mon and
l)!g property holders regardless of the
(aol much of this sort of proporty will
be. IT.obed, skill tho thing has Dot
been generally understood, and there
IB a b ar also that the purpeso of the
comp i s lier general to equal zo the
properly throughout tho state more
nearly will not bo successful under
thc depart uro be is making on account
of the great proficiency and skill in
dividuals aud communities have ac
julred by long praotlce and exporlerco
il tho matter of tax dodging.
' The erroneous idea appears to
have lakon hold In various parts of
the stato," Mr. Jones said Wednoaday
"that this ls a soborno to In?rese tho
taxes. Such ls not tho caso. My ob
Jeot Is to got proporty f q ?allzod in
this stato and stop this shameful tax
dodglngs, There aro some notorios ex
ceptions, but genorally speaking the
cotton mills and other big property
aro being assessed on a genuine 00 per
cent, basts, and small property is be
ing assessed at from 9 to 100 per cont.
Only so much money ls neoded to run
the state and oounty government
and the higher tho assessment tin
greater the yield of monoy of a gi YOU
evy, but tho levy may be easily
c langed, In other-words, li the as
sessment is doubled throughout the
state, the levies for stato, couuty and
city purposes may be cut in half.
The inequality and h Justice of the
taxation of proporty In this state has
been a shamo and a dhgraco for de
DtHpoiiHAi'v MlMt 1'A.y.
Thc supreme court of tho United
States last week be d tbat the nation
al goverment may properly tax the
tate liquor dispensaries of South Oar
oil na. Tho action in question was
instituted by tho stato of South Car
olina bo recover $200,000 paid to the
rcvenuo ofllcers of tho national gov
eminent on acct uat of tho salo of
liquors by the stato and county dis
pensers under the dlspeusary law o'
South Carolina. Tho state took thc
position that as the dispensers fold
tho liquor without profit they should
not be taxed by tho government, i>'.t
the tax has been collected since 1893
This is said to have been tie urwi
case in which a state unites in on
undt rtaking the exercise of its polio
power together with tho prosecution
of a commercial business.
Killen iilH Hon.
A speolal from Anderson to The
State says L J. Jordana negro who
lives on South F.vnt street, killed hit?
sou Westoley Jo.din, a youth about 19
years old with a broom stick Th?
boy had been unruly and the fallu r
started to chastise him using a broom
stick for that purpose Ile struck the
boy a sharp blow i c oss tho head and
the boy sank Into actialr and ?oun be
came unconscious and died in a fow
minutes J rdan sent f or a phyisolan
and was vorklng over bli son's body,
trying to rev.vo him wbon tho physi
cian arrived. Tno physician says that
death result* d from ahemmorrhazs of
the brain which wai caused by tin
blow. Jordan remained at his homo
until thc dei tl y sherill arrived and
arrested him and oarrled b m to Jail,
lt ls generally believed that Jordan's
story of the killing ls correct.
The Columbia I ticer d says the post
c dice and the store of R L. Ke l &
(Jo. of Westville, Koralla w county,
was robbed Wodnesday night, suppos
edly by two white trampa who had
been seen lu tho neighborhood yestcr
day. Tho two elli oes and store wore
in ono building, Too extont of the
loss was not loamed, but some goods
and twenty-ilvo coppers, posh" ill
money, were ml-slng. Westvlll- ls
on tho Southern railroad sixteen mlle
from Camdon. Mr. Ball has oifered a
roward nod them ls also ono of $50
bj tho government.
Won nt Ii nr.
Herman II. Vorjohn has been elect
ed assessor Lockland, Odo, after
meeting with defeat in twenty live
ruicoesfilvo contents. Ho is a pl neor
resident of that sootlon and IB no*
sovonty-ono years old. Tue town
ship ls quito strongly Republican,
but Mr. Vorjohn antold-llna Demoorat
this year was ablo to overot me the
Did you Over ii o li ec that tOb&COO is
always olean. If a man drops a piece
of moat, no matter how olean thc
door may be, he will either give lt t.
plok or pick lt up and lay lt to ono
i Ide, He will never cat lt. Rut let
him drop his plug of tobacco on tho
ground and no difference how dirty
jtho spot was whoro lt foll, ho will
j pick it up ?iid giv? it A G&?o??SS HW lpn
on hlficoat flleovo or on the bosom of
his pantt\and then tako a chow with
greater reuWM-hoii ever.
Are Stirred Up By Senator Till
man's Big Pitchfork.
Seing Inyestigatcd By Hie United States
Senate, Senator Tillman Having In
troduced a Bill For That Pur
pose, Which Pases After
The sui j ob of oarapaign oontrlbu
lons hy Insurance companies occupied
ho major portion of tho timo of the
Jnlted States Senate OP Thursday. It
*me up In onuectlon with Mr. Till
nan's resolution calling for Investiga
tion of national bai k aid In politics
md was exploited by tho South Caro
ina senator in a speech of some length.
.0 was couohed in eharaotorlsfc lan
;uago and attrao ed considerable at
cutlou. Tho r?solu lon dino Mug the
eoretary of tho treasury to report
vhother the reports of the national
?auk ( ss tm I tiers show that the banks
lave made campaign contributions In
eoent years was adopted at the close
if Mr. Tillman's remarks.
Outlining hts reasons for tl o in
[ dry, Mr. Tillman called attention tc
ne reoemmeuditton made ny the
?resident In his annual mosssgo of
904 ant4 1905 for the enaotmcnt of a
aw for protection against bribery and
orruptlon in connection with oleo
lons. II) quited with esp^olal em
?basis too president's remarks con
?ming campaign contributions by
orpuratlons, ' Our chief extortive
ias taken a very progressive stand to
teure purity in elections," ho said,
nd added, "tvery good American will
ay 'well done' and look for progress
long that line. "
Ho conceded that tho secretary
night not have tin facts wanted but
ic thought he ought to have. Incl
entally, Mr. Tillman said that he
tad been informed that the comptrol
ar of thc currency has boen investi
atlug tho sub I :ot of blank ourtrlbu
lons with the view of instituting le
Iloforo Mr. Tillman had proceeded
ar, Mr. Gallinger, who had Wedaes
lav objected to the consideration cf ,
be resolution at that time, said that
in had.done sn nnUT for r,hp. nuninga.,
.f inspecting it, that ho had doue so
,nd being eutirely sathiiod as to its
iroprlety would support the r?solu
Continuity Mr. Tillman said that
he comptroller has means f getting
uformatlou whioh others havo not
,ud added, that If ho would "push In
ils probe bc eau mv?ke dbe >veries that
,ro worth while." He added that his
easons for r< questing the lnfonna
lon ls found in the revelations con
emin g the insurance companies, "It
tas hem shown by the testimony, or
onfesslon of a in? mb ir of this body,"
ic said, "tnat for ten years the In
uranoe corporations havo boan mak
i g annual donations to the R"pilbil
an party with thc understanding that
hey should be protected frcm adverse
eg'slatlon at Albany." He went on
o siy thauuc.i revelation* wore not
''I am the holder of a pm 1) p Hey
n ona i f Hie mutuals' ' he said, "aud
. dou'tllketo have my dividends cut
lown lu order to give Mr. M?Curdy
H 5 j,OOO arri h's sisters, lils cousins
ind nts aunts $75,OOO aac?i."
He expressed d ?bt as to the rlgh;
if the federal au .horlttos to take con
,rol of Insurance companies ai d Mr.
lalo Interrupted to s ky that ho agr??e
vith Mr. Tillman on that point.
Mr. halley asked whether tho In
u ance company contributions to the
opubllean national committee hao
icen returoed to tho donors.
"1 understood," replied Mr. Till
nan, "that tho prosldeut was going
,o havo Mr Cortelyou return them,
lut I don't know whetln r ho has done
io. I know that 1 have not got my
Mr. Spooner- -ls yours a life pol
Mr. Tillman-It is.
Mr. Spooner-Then lt ls not yet
ti'me to realize on lt.
Mr. Tillman replied that lt was div
Idensand not the polloy itself that he
"These," he said, "wero pitifully
imall, while McCurdy has peen get
bing fat without doing anything."
Mr. Hailey said ho had not supposed
that tho president could mike a soeond
recommendation on tho subject ol
punishing campaign contributors un
til the money had been returned
"Ah, Mr. Picsldent," responded
Mr. Tillniari, ' all the Turveyd ops
and Peokgniffs aro not dead yet, al
though I would not for a moment be
understood as comparing our strenu
ous oocupant of tim White House
withthoflocharacters. What wc want
ls results ?nd those wc do not seem to
have procured sb far,"
Qluting the tostlmony of Senator
Piait tit fore the New Y >rk commit
tco, Mr. Tillman congratulated that
senator upon his stralghtf mardncss.
' Tnore wa? no dodging," ho said,
' and 1 do not lo lleve that a dollar ol
the money ( ver stuck to his llngors. "
ll1, added bis Conviction, however,
that tho contributions had had the
elf'Ct of controlling the Now York
legislature In tho Interest of thc lb*
Mr. Tillman quoted tho c'-larges
mado by Judge Parker In tho last
campaign connecting tho Republican
campaign contributions with the fact
that Chairman Cortelyou had recent
ly rt tired from tho oilloo of seoretary
of tho department < f commerce. He
also quoted tho president's reply wb.io1
he said waa "rod bot," and added th?
not a dollar had been needed to elci
tho prosldont. Notwithstanding th
fact, he6A.ld that lt had been show
that 81,000,000 had boen ontrlbute.i
for that purpose, that ls, If tho news
paper mon may be believed, "and," he
e.dded, "they aro about as reliable as
any other ola&s. Taey will lie some
timos as we do, and < ooaslonally ency
get orders that fuoh and such a man
Bhall bo fly blown. Tbcn they proceed
to plant the microbes, tu*, upon the
whole they may be depended upon."
He also made reference to the oharge
that largo expenditures bad been made
by the Demoorats in the Olevelana
campaign, saying it would have been
fortunate for the Democratic party if
Mr. Cleveland had never been elected.
ne olosed with an appeal for a
thorough investigation, saying that
?uoh a course was necessary to re
store the conlldcnce of thc public.
Tho senate adjourned until Mon
STEAMER GOES ABH?RE
ami Many of ThoBO Ah turd ol' Mer
Thirteen lives were lost lu the wreck
of tho steamer Luneuberg, which went
ashore Wednesday c ff Amherst har
bor Magdalen Islands. A dispatch
to that offecb was received at Halifax
from Moat C;vo, near thc scone of the
wreok, by Leslie, Hart and Son, own
ers of the steamer.
The steamer had a crow of seven
teen and probably carried several pas
sengers, luoludlug M\ Leslie, a mom
b>r of tho Cinadlan parliament and a
member of tho lirm whloh owns tho
When the steamer Rbruok there
were seventeen persons on board, In
c udlng a crew of sixteen and Mr.
Laslle. Tao dead:
R J. L?slie. Hallifax.
H. Meersard, steward of tho Lun
It. M. McDonald, chief engineer.
J. Jose, cook.
Ii. Hall, cabin boy.
J. M donnell, sailor.
Ii V. Dnicebto, sailor.
Lophtn Vlnuelt, sailor.
Joseph Bourgeoes, sailor.
A sailor, whose name was not
Tuc Luncnburg had been running
between Piotou and the M igdalon ls
lands since last spring. I) iring a
high galo Tuesday, which was ao
oompanled by blinding snow Hurries,
lt ls thought that the steamer went
nut of her course in trying to make
B nhorst harbor ard brought up on
he rooks that He sjmo dlstanco elf
shore In that vicinity. The steamer
evidently had been ashore tor some
time before she was seen. Efforts
were made to communicate with hor,
tu I tho strong currents that spent
around that point and the high seas
mado it Impossible to launch a boat.
Liter tho weather moderated and live
of tho crew came ashore, tho twelve
others standiug by the ship. Later
tucao attempted to roach shore as thc
v. s ids showed signs of breaking up,
and all were lest exoept Captain
TraiKOily hi Oily of Mi-xtoo.
A dispatch from tho City of Mex
ico gives further details of the acci
dent lu which James Russoll Parsons,
tJolted States consul general, lost his
life Wednesday night. The open car
riage in which he wan driving with
Mrs. Partons and their son was
struck b/ an electric oar. Mrs
Parsons was sl'ghtly Injured. The
hoy escaped without a scratch. The
aocldcnt happened while Mr. Par
sons and his family wire going to the
central station to hld farewell to
friends. The coachman tried to eros-,
the street car track in front of a
rapidly moving car which struck the
oarrlage with torrllic force, orushing
lt against a trolley post. Mr. P ?r
jon's head stiuck the pest, the whole
top of lils head hoing taken c If
Tim mot noan and driver of the
.o. ch disappeared after thc accident
ind lia v.*. not yet been arrested.
An Out rug, .
A. W. Kuinrrley, an Industrie U?
colored farmer of the Fork, lost tv\o
miles under very peculiar ol ron m
star cos some short time ago. He
says ho went with a two mule team
to haul som jibing from the woods.
Ho hitched his two mules on the edge
of tho Elisio swamp for some purpose
ii.d went down in tho swamp. While
he was away some person or persons
slipped up to the wagon and set Uro
.ill around his mules, burning ono of
them to death On the spot and Injur
lng the other so had that lt will die.
Kcnnerly doc? nob know who did the
meanness nor why they did it. lt
ls nothing bub an outrage and If the
parties who did lt could be caught
they should bo severely punished.
Thc Times and Democrat.
(UHHII iii Cherokee.
Saturday afternoon ao Blacksburg
United states Commissioner Tresoott
and Deputy United States Marshall
Ilallman engnged in a di di julty as bo
ihe controversy over Cherokee's need
of dispensary consbr hies. Trescobt
drew a revolver but Hallinan disarmed
him. Tresoott was unab'o to get a
blow. Hallinan getting soveral effec
tive punches, lb is probable that
Prescott will be prosectcd for carry
ing oocosaled weapons.
(JAiigot m tho Aot,
Attempts mado last Friday, Satur
day, and Sunday and MonrUy nights
to wreck passenger trains on the
Georgia Southern railroad as Heart
pine PA , resulted In a watoh being
sot. Tnls resulted In the arrest Wed
nesday of Will Born, a negro who
was caught in abc act of lay lng a tlo
across bho traok. A reward of ?250
has been offered for tho arrest.
?/'al Ind Out ?ml Murdin ed
J. M. Harrison, a prosperous farm
or near Carlo Ga. was called to his
gato Wednesday about dusk and shot
twlco In the breast with a idiot gun
loaded with buckshot and killed In
stantly. Tho murderer up to the
pr^fiont timo has not bean apprchon
cd. Sheriff Patterson * as summoned
and went to the scene of the tragedy
but was unable to lind any due to the
porson who did tho shooting.
Murder ?nd Filingo*
An olllclal statement received from
Oiossa says that 8,000 porsons have
boon kllldd there sinco the beginning
of tho troubles. Latest arrivals al
J assy, Moldavia, loolare that the kill
lugs and plundorings continuo at Odes
i sa by dav ac fl sight.
r Bia SUM.
iBrtnssd Nearly two Mil
ollars on Campaign.
0?i^?>'from Many Houroop, the
k?rtf?fj Subscription WnsOno
Hui fared Thous ?tl Dollars,
Aczon 11,1g to a Washington news
paper wt loll, with evidence of friend
ly handing, printy a long s'atemont
about tn?. expenses of Ohaiim?u Cor
telyou iui?UiM, the It ipub loan nation
al commut?e ubod trie sum < f $1,800,
000 to eltpt R josevelt and Fairbanks,
and had in bank when the campaign
was ended about $100 000.
It ls Btkted that Coal! man Oortel
you had 8900.000 less that Chairman
llauna hm In lt)JO and n arly 32,000,
000 less than be bad in 1890. It ls
also deolarcd to bo a fact tiiat the
Demo raiflo naMonul ommittee in
1892, whejn Mt. Glevelaad was elected
the second time, had a fund exceeding
anything known in American politics
before or alec:-tho sum of $1,100,
Chairman Cortelyou, according to
this artlole, turned over to State om
mltteo In New York, New Jersey,
West Virginia, Massaohuietts, Con
nectlcut, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin
and Nev ida tho sum of $700 000. No
amount ls tlxod as to the sum ex icnd
fd In New York by thc national com
mittee through Gov. Oil ll, but lt
must havo been largely in excess of
$200,000 For literature, it states, the
national opmmlttee expended $550,
000; for tho speakers'bureau, $175,
000; for lithographs, advertising, oto.,
$150,000r for salaries and headquartors
expenses, $160,000, and for mlscellan
Bous exponaos, $50.000.
lt is stated that the money expend
ed by Chair m in Gortelycu came from
10.000 different s< urces, about 4 000
contributors being known, leaving
about 0.000 unknown, to the chah m in
of the national committee. Thc larg
. st singlo contributor furnished up
ward of $100.000, it is statod, and his
Identity was not known to either
Cnalrmao Oortelyou or M*r. Miss.
Tue article ls lacking in details as
to tho identity of corporations and
c irporatiun managers that ooutrlbut
cd to tho Republican fu ad i- No refer
ence whatever is made to contribu
tions either from life insurance comp
anies or raliway companies, bu li lt ls
alleged that In every instance where
a contribution was made conditional
on some political favor to come tho of
fer was nj otcd or tho money return
In connection with the Republican
campaign fund, tho statement is made
that J?Ci8ldent Roostvalt and Chair
mau -1'' nKnn will enunciate tO have
paSntiu ?,i?w provi luptui, .MJI?>
city of contribution, "j political com
mittees. Chairman Cortelyou deolined
to discuss tho ligures connected with
the campaign of 1901, but Intimated
that they were "about right."
Nw York illy nt rx icu.
Three of New York's great high
ways, thc river, the undergrtund rail
way and street and that clark section
known as "Chinatown, each furnished
a police mystery last week. Au un
known man jumped In front of a train
as lt swung Into 137th street and
broadway btatlon of the subway.
Ills budy was literally ground to
pieces. The G il na town mystery was
the death of a white woman, Lottie
Lane, whoso husband, a Chinaman,
died a short time ago. Lottie Lane
nad three callers Tuesday night of
last week, a Chinaman and a white
man and a white woman, During
the night these callers summoned a
physician and not!lied the p dice that
thesr hostess bad fainted. The phj
siclan found her dead. The police
put the three oallere under arrest.
William Dillinger, who said he cam-,
dow:? from Yonkers and after d'apos
lng of his load of produce started out
to eli j )y himself, waa dragged from
tho 10 mt river with a fractured uk nil.
Mabtd Weber, a 20 year old gitl wan
found lying bound, ga^gel and sense
less in thc ballway of her house In
West Forty-Fifth street where she
resided with two girl eorupai.
wirril KM Telegraphy!
Reports recelvod by thc IJuroau of
Fqulpmcnt of tho Navy at Washing
ton fri m the c immandant of the na
val station at Key West. Commander
Beehler state that the win less tel?
graph operator tliore received and
read without trouble a messago of
eight words sent by the station at Go
on, a distance of moro than 1,000
geographical miles. This new sta
tlon at Colon was equipped for tho
government by the De Forest Compa
ny. Messages passing between Loan
fort, S. C , and Havana, Cuba were
beard and read by the station at Now
port R. I. at tho same time. These
aro extraordinary records, but Rear
Admiral M iiinay., the chief of the
I urcau, has Instituted a system of
dally tests of tho dur?rent stations
and lt ls hope before lie retires from
the servioe to have this moans of
communication is SUCH perfect order
that these occasional records shall
have become a regular matter.
I'm sut i> by Cannibals,
Among the passengers who
ainvtii al San Francisco from v? us
tralla on tho ?Inor S moma were Gap
tain Watts and Ghlof Gllicer Ala
Stlnson, of thc American ship Susque
hanna, which founded shortly after
sho loft Nehono, New Caledonia,
August 23 Ust, with a cargo of
chromo iron for Delaware breakwater.
The crew left the ship lu threo boats
whloh wore hcadod for tho Solomon
Islands. Only one boat landed there.
Thc othor two were picked up at sea
by a trading schooner. There the
men woro kindly treated for a time
but linally had to Hy for their lives
trnm a H^t of cannibals whit threat/m
od their existence Thoy wero sub
sequently picked up by a trading vea
sol and Joined thc rest of thc crew at
A dispatch from Gaffney to Tho
State says l?<wle Martin colored, was
possibly fatally stabhod by Son John
son, ooh rod, iato wednesday night.
Injuries severe. Result uncertain.
Johnson ls In j Ul to await trial.
Both about 16 years of age.
HUNG AT LAST.
Mrs. Rogers Dies on the Gallows
for Her Crime.
Nhom She Chlorolormed at a Meeting Inj
(he Woods While She Was Caress
ing Him. Great Efforts Wert
Mu Je to Save the Woman.
But The* Failed.
A dispatch from Windsor, Vt., says
WI rs. Mary Rogers was banged at the
Vermont State prison at 1:13 o'olock
[friday afternoon for tho murder of
ter husband, Marcus Rogers at Ron
lington, on August 13, 1902. Mrs.
[togers was pronounced dead by tho
irison otllolals at 1:27 1 2.
The execution tock place after the
vomau had twice been reprieved on
account of appeals made by her coun
el and after tho United States Su
nenie Court refused to take action in
Only a comparatively few persons
vltnessed the hanging, tho number
>elog restricted to tboso permitted to
ittend by the laws of Vermont.
Mrs. Rogers maintained her oom
)Osure to the last and mounted the
fallows with a steady stop. Although
i deathly pallor overspread her coun
icnauce, hardly a mmole quivered as
deputy Sheriff Shi if >rd pronounced
ibe fatal words, "I now proceed to
xecute the sontence of the law and
nay God have mere/ on your soul."
iVhen the words were pronounced
oeputy Sheriff Angus McAuley sprung
he trap and the drop fell.
The crime for which Mrs. Mary
togers waa santenced to death was
.!io murder of her hush md, Marcus
Ingers, at Bennington, on August 13,
?02. At the time tho crime was com
nit ted Mrs. Rigors was only nine
ecu. She hed been separated from
mr husbaud for some time and was
tesl rous of marrying a young man
tamed Maui ice Knapp.
On the day of tho murder Marc m
.ligera went to Bonnington to visit
its wife and that night sha arranged
o meet him in the woods near the
fValloomsaok riv or. While caressing
dm she iuduoed him to allow her to
>lnd bis hands, and while he wus po.v
irlesi ?ho chloroformed hi m. in thin
ho was aidod by Leon Borham, a
?alfwitted boy who was the son of
ibo woman with whom she boarded.
Another woman, Estella Bites, was
A few days after tho murder Mrs.
bogers, Parham and thc Bates woman
vere arrested. Ferham made a com
ilete confession and both ho and Mrs.
towers were found guilty of murder
n the first degree. Borham was sen
enced to imprisonment for lifo and
il rs. Rogers was sentenced to the
Various attornpts were made to
?ommute Mrs ll >gcrs' sentence but ah
ailed. Tho date ?ot, for the executlou
vas February 3, 1905 Gov. Boll grant
td two reprieves for tho presentation
?f new evidence, but the ourt denied
.be pctltlou for a new trial caoh time,
md the United States Supreme Court
?efused to consider the case.
Certain disclosures regarding soan
lal ? in the Vermont State prison at
Windsor, where Mrs. Rogers has been
?onlined, have, it is claimed, affected
jubilo sentiment. According to testl
nony before the prison investigation
j immltteo of the L' glsl&turo one ol
ibe eonvlets at Windsor had access
.o Mrs. Rogers' ooll some time aftor
me fir it reprieve was granted. It was
illeged that this was part of a con
ml racy on thc part of certain prison
niel?is to hring about such a oondl
tfiou as would further postpone the ex
Mts. Rogers was tho first person
.entcnood to death In Vermont with
in tho past thirteen years who was ro
fused domeney. The last woman to be
executed was Mm. Emeline Meeker,
at Windsor, on March 30, 1883.
o i the march to the gallows Mrs
Rogers di dined tho at-slstanco of dop
titles. lier step was brm. She mount
ed the sot ff >ld unaided and stopped
exactly upon the conter of tho trap.
Sue sat down in the chair for a mo
ment and, when asked If she had any
ii Hill sfntement to make she shook her
Mrs Rigors' body bas been claimed
by her mother and sistor, and will bo
hurled by thom at Ho: slok Flails, N.
Y., where tho mother, Mrs. Josie Cal
Where Aro Tho Hooks.
There was a hearing In Columbia
tm Friday which ls regarded as sig*
nlllcant before tho legislativo com
mittee appointed to cheok up oertaln
State cllicials. Tho object is to dis
oover the four missing cash bo ka
from Secretary of State Gantt's oillce
covering tranactlons amounting to
many thousands of dollars. Those
aro tho books about whlob thcro was
such a heated controversy at tho last
session of the Legislature Tho oom
mittco has Information that, these
books wcro not burned as was inti
mated. Glork Mc'Jown testified Fri
day that ho was absout in Florenco
when the hooks got lost, and Clerk
Mclaurin did not know how tho
books got away, acoretary Gantt is
sick and his examination along with
that of of Glork Means, of tho sink
ing fund coin illusion, ls defino ed tm*
til thoy can bo examined togothor.
Sccetary Hester makes tho actual
average weight of 4,262,543 bales of
ihe cotton orop ombraolng port re
ocipts and ovorland for the threa
months from September to November,
inclusive, 519.10 against 523.53 pounds
por bale last y oar, a decroaso of 4.13.
Detailed averages aro: Texas 633.50;
Louisiana 522 16; Alabama, etc.. 630:
Georgia 508; South Carolina 600;
North Carolina 631.05; V/irglnla 490;
Tonnessoo, otc, including Memphis,
St? Louis and overland, 693.7.
A TBAttIC DEATH.
Mass Head Split Opon by Flying
Fragments of a Saw
A Resident of Columbia Waa Oper
ating Wood Haw for Ul? Son In
Tho State says Mylae D. Blaokmon
of Colum' ia was killed in Lexington
county Friday morning about ll o'
clock by the bursting of aolicdar saw
which be was operating lu sawing
wo?, The saw was running at its
u u u MK h rate of speed v/hu? (or
some unknown reason lt (low Into
fragments and onoof'.he pl coes struck
him full In tbs face, spitting op^n
his bead from ohio to orown. Mr.
Il lack mon's son and o .hom wbo were
near ran quickly to bis a&sl stance and
preparations ?tere Ihurrlrdly made to
bring the Injured man to the Colum
bia hospital. Un was placad .n a ve
hicle aud the start for this olty was
soon made but before they bad pro
ceeded two miles Mr. Blaokmon
breathed bis last. He never regained
oonsolousness after he was struck.
The acoident happened at tho home
of his son, about eight miles from tho
olty on the old Stato road.
Mr. Blaokmon lived in that olty
with bis two daughters, Misses Mag
gio and Lena Blaokmon, at 6.4 Gor
vals street He bas baen working
for about two woeks. Yesterday
morning they went to work as ujual.
Mr. Blackmon was running the saw
wh'c icuts tbe wood Into short lengths
when without an Instant's warning lt
Hew into several pieces. Oaeof them
struck bim In tiio face, J .ub on tbe
right sido of the noss and sunk itself
Into the flesh and bono, laying opon
his face and outtlng deep onto bis
A doctor was near at hand and was
soon called, na saw at once how
desperate was the mans condition and
know that the only possible hopo lay
lo getting him to the hospital. With
all the rapidity of a faithful son's
eager t IT >rts, arrangements were
soon made to bring him to that olty
bat he was oven then beyond human
aid and before one fourth of tho dis
taooe bad beon covered be had sue
combed to his nightful inju
His body was brought to the olty
and placed in the undertaking par
lors of Funderburk A, Matteeon, where
it was prepared for burial. Coroner
Walker of Rtohland county and tho
coroner of Lexington both deoldod
that no inquest would be necess
Mr. Blaokmon was 54 years of age
and was born In Lancaster county
<joat, in the Blaok Creek neighborhood
Ho baa been a resident of Columbia
for 15 years. Hals survived by tho
one sm, already mentioned, and the
two daughters with whom ho lived.
He loaves aLo threo brothers, M3ssrs.
J. C. and Mint Blaokmon of Lincas
ter county Minor Blaokmon of Florida
and two sisters, Mrs. Bolle Giblin
and Mrs. Nancy tCanonton, both of
The ren alu? of Mr. Blaokmon will
bo taken to bis for m.iv home In Lin?
caster for Interment at 3.30 o'olook
Friday afternoon. The funeral will
take place on Sunday morning,
A Cook Held Dp.
Tho Columbia Stato says "the rest
dents in the vicinity of Blandlng and
Hull streets were startled by a ory for
the p dloe about 0 o'olcck Tuesday
night and au Invcatigatlon dlsolcsed
another alleged attempt to hold up a
pedestrian. Four policemen were
q olckly on tho scene but a thorough
search failed to lind any trace of the
shadowy footpad. A oolorcd cook who
is said to work at hotel was on his way
to his homo in Wavorly, when he w.- s
o ?nfronted by a tall white man who,
ho says, tried to hold him up but
when the colored man gavo the alarm
tho white man disappeared by leaping
the low fonoo enclosing the campus of
the Presbyterian somlnary and run
ning through the yard. No tr?oe of
him o^uld bo found by tho polios.
nig Hoof Kaile.
At L ndon, England tho south end
of the ii.no. ose roof spanning tho
Oharlng Cross m lin line station sud
denly collapsed Wednesday afternoon
and completely blocked thc lines. A
number of workmen and tralnmon
were caught in the wrcckKgo. The
roof of tho Avenue Theater adjoining
tho statlan also collap;od. About
thirty Injured persons have already
been taken to tho hospital. Ono ot
them dlod and thc others are in a
critical condition. There aro a num
ber of dead among the ruins. Tho
Continental expross, Ulled with pas
se? i(. ers, was standing outside tho sta
tion waiting for tho signal to onter
when tho collapse of tho roof occur
Oa last Wednesday morning Mr
John C. Funohes, who lives near
ltowcsvtlle, mot with a most horrible
accident. He was operating a, sugar
oane mill, and by some moana h h. coat
sleeve on tho right arm was caught in
the cogs. Bofore Mr. Furtohwi ould
pull tho nlccvo out his arm was drawn
in the cogs and crushed to tho elbow.
Tho machinery was stopped as soon
as posslblo and Mr. Funohes was re*
leased from the mill, Later Dr. A.
S. Hydrlok, of this city, asaisted by
Dr. J. D. S. Fairey, amputated tho
arm Just above tho elbow. We ex*
toad our sympathy to Mr. Funches
and luve that ho will soon bo up
Isauos a Cull.
President nar vio Jordon of the
.Southern Cotton association Friday
issued a call for & gonoral convention
of farmers, bankers, morohants and
others throughout the South t ? be
held h.t. New Orlennj!i -Tftn. ll, 12 *nd
?3, 1900. The obj ot of the conven
tion will bo to discuss tho work of tho
association, with roferenoe to organi
sation, handling the nrop nf lflOft,
trade relations between producers and
spinners, extending the market for
American cotton and holding the un
sold balance of tho present cotton orop
for 15 oon ta a wound. Many promi
nent speakers from various parto of
the country have promised to be
pre??"* and a large attendance ls
SHOT BY WOMAN
A Russian Lieutenant General
Assassinated by a Woman.
EVENT CASTS GLOOM
Over the City of Si Petersburg. Cuan?
Wltte's Faith ia the Thinking Classes
nnd Hop?B of Carrying Out
Liberties Promised by the
Czar are Fading.
The St. Petersburg correspondent
of The Dal'y Telegraph in a dispatch
dated Dtcoinber 6, sent by way of
Ejdtkuhnen, Eist Prussia, sayB:
"L'eut. O n. Sakharoff, former
minister of war, was assassinated
Tho government had deputed Gen.
Sakbanff to visit the province of
Saratoff for the purpose of quelling
fhe agrarian riots there.
"A woman belonging to the so
called * fl/lng columns" of the revo
lutionary movement called at the
house of tho gov .""O.T.. of Saratoff at
noon today aud asked to see G moral
"She ll rod three revolver Bhots at
the general killing him on the spot."
Tho tidings reaohed St. Peten
burg Wednesday night. Oount Witt?
charged Lieut. Gen. Rudlgor, minis
ter of war, with tho task of breaking
tho nows to Mme Sakharcff.
"Tho ovent has oaused a profound
Impression in St. Petersburg, owing
to fears that the revolutionists here
will follow the example thus set.
"Tao speotre of a military dictator
ship, which has been looming on tho
horizon, isBlowly gaining consistency
and sharpness of outline.
* I ara personally convinced that
Oount Wltte's faith in tho good sense
and political ttob of the Russian
thinking olaases, whloh recently was
as llrm as a rook, ls gradually weak
ening, and with it his hopes for the
carrying out of the liberties promised
In tho emperor's manifesto "
Tao Tagoblatt's Sb. Petersburg
correspondent in a dispatch sent by
way of 10/di k?hnen December fl,
"Tho situation ls visibly growing
worse. The critical m imcnb for Oount
Wit be ls coming when the llbaral ele
menta will demand his resignation
A resolution by the agriculturists at
M >soow demanding the Immediate
dismissal of the present cabinet de
notes the beginning of tho movement
away from Oount Witto and signs
Indicate that this movement will gain
in intensity soon."
The troops hero have reoolvcd so
oret orders to be ready to cope with
anticipated anti-Jewish demonstra
Tue corresponiont of The Times at
db. Petersburg says: "I am informed
on excellent authority that a revolt
of the Sb. Petorsbu.g garr.son ls cer
tain bo occur.
"Tho newspapers print harrowing
details of bhe whippings by order of
Gen. Sakharcff of tue peasants whom
ne was sent to paoify."
WHY IIB WAS KILI.KD.
A dispatch from Sb. Petersburg f
says nows of the asBaslnatlon of Lleut/-^
Gen* Sakharoff, former minister /of
war, who was shot In the Governor's
palace at Saratoff, on Deoomber 6, nad
been prcoeodod by the most horrible
stories about how Sakharoff had been
repressing the aggarien disorders, ll^e
corralled peasants with Oossack and *
then had them beaten with soldier's
The assassin of Sakaroff has nob
been idonbliled. Wuen arrested the
woman who committed the orlme de
clared that she had executed the de
cree of (ho terrolsts'seotlon of the so
F illuwlng ls a desorlpton of Sarha
ioff's arrival ab Hovoawchtna, a vil
lage of the provlnoo of Haratoff: "He
o&mj with Oossacksand arblllr ry. The
peasants wore surrounded by Cossacks
and Sakharoff addressed them de
manding that they surrender their
leaders. The village eldor replied, but
gave bno gonoral no informablon.
The elder was imtn?dlabely beaten
until ber lost oonsc outness,
"Sakharoff retired'.'tb the court
house, leaving tho peasants at tho
mercy of tho Oossaoks, most of whom
were drunk, and they began torturing
tho peasants pulling out their hair
and beard and evon tearing pieces pf
llesh from their face9. Thlr:y-three
peasauts woro thus malbreabed."
Can't Assist Kor ja?
The bad* nows from his country
aboub tho roporbed sulolde of his
brobher Yeung Wuan Min whloh was
conveyed bo him Wednesday has
?ff .obod bhe health of Yepng. Tehan
Min, a Korean minister to Franco and
ho was nob ablo to roo'oivo any qn.e
today. Iola expeobed that, he .will
oall upon Prosidoub Riosevelb and
Sooebary of Stato lt, m o and bry to in
ibiAnco thom In rsvp? of his ountry
which unior the treaties wibh Japan
will lose most of lbs independence.
In oflljiai circles tho feeling is that
lb will nob bs possiblo for bhe govern*
m nt of tho Uni bod S oates to Inter
lluaetan lied Tap ).
A storv of R.isslan red tape ls told
by W. T. St ad. Gen. Llnevltoh,
while in supreme command ot the
Russian army In Manohurla, onoo
used a rubber-stamp signature for
tho papers whloh he had to sign
every day before he ooulddraw forage
for his own horses. Tne commissary
general returned tho rubber stamp
signed papers as out ot ord .rand
every day tho general commanding
an army of 600,000 won had to mux
his autograph to the requisition for
Went l> mooratlo.
The Democrats of Portland, Me.,
for tho first time In twelve years,'
elected their mayor. Nathan OMfford,
received 4,Oil, as against 4.420 for
the Republican candidate?