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"DO THOU, GREAT MBIOTI'Y, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AWI) MAKU OIM? 1,1 VI? IN TIIV J'OSSKSHION HAPPY OR OUR DKAT1IS GLORIOUS IN THY OAUSB, "
B ENN ETTS VILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, IABEK 15, 10O5,
NO MORE LEAKS
Extraordinary Precautions Taken
in Preparing the Cotton Report
STATESMAN SHUT IN.
Convincing Demonstration ot the Fast
ness of tht Estimate Room Given
Two Southern Representatives
Who Wanted to See ?ow
thc Work Was Di ne.
A lotter from Washington saysSeo
retary Wilson la taking extraordinary
precautions against loaks In tho cotton
report. He has had enough of soanda)
in that connection, and ls dotormined
that hereafter no leaks shall occur, if
lt takes a corps of watormen to pre
vent it. lo making roady for tho De
cember report he placod the Individual
reports from tho various agents
throughout tho country in an iron
bt x, and thor; placed ovor tho box
ono of tho most trusted employees in
the department, armed with a large
rt volver. Tho faithful guardian of
tho papers remained on duty all night,
and until ho was relieved on Monday
morning by tho Secretary.
The Secretary himself took tho ro
ports from tho box an I dellven d them
to four mon appointed to tabulate and
roako tho required estimates. Tho men
and tho pieolous papers wero hurried
to a room asslgued for them, and thc
doors of the room wero seourcly look
od, and guaidod on the outside by
two men, who were ordered to p3rmlt
no ono to enter or leave tho room until
?he work of the board waa completed
li fore Um boara entered too room
tho telephone connection was severed
to that no poss b o communication
could bc had wltb the outside world.
Ifc took Uve hours to make thc requir
ed calculations, and the board was
kept in close conlhiemont all that
A good story ls being circulated on
Il .prosontativo Burleson, of Texas,
?nd Representativo Bowie, of Ala
h -m;;, In oonneotlon with this last
colton report. Ou Monday they visited
Secretary Wildon, being mujh inter
ested in tho Otton matter. Th? Sec
retary politely Invited them to remain
and witness the m )thod of tabulation,
and tho precaut ions med to prevent a
leak. The two Representatives gladly
,?x!opfred tho invitation and were ,
taken to tho tabulation rornn. Arter
witnessing tho work for t-omo time,
and boing deeply imp eased with the ,
way in whioh lt was d ure, they
thought lt was tune for them to go to
tho capitol to take their seats at thc
opening of tho session. ,
They thanked thc Secretary for
what he had done, donned their cv .
coats and prepared to leave, when tin.}
wero told that no one could leave
nulli the work was completed. They 1
plead and argued, hut it was ail lu
vain, so their places In thc house re <
mal ned vacant for three more weary I
hours. They were not permitted even 1
to tend a note 1 xplainlng their situa 1
tlon and could not telephone as the 1
instrument had been disconnected. Sn l
lt waa that two distinguished Ojn- 1
gressmen from the South wero no !
present at tho lottery for seats, but 1
they wero willing to dwear thorc was 1
no leak in the D joemher outon re 1
Representative Dowls, of Georgia
has introduced a resolution looking bo 1
,tho adoption of some now method for
<colleotlng and tabulating cotton stat
istios. Tue resolution provides for the 1
appointment of a committee consist
ing Of sovon mombors to take tho
whole subject Into consid?ration and
'evolve a system that will make tho '
reports as reliable as possible.
Fi I teen Men Humed i
Fifteen men were burned by an ex I
plosion In the International Harvester s
Company's plant at O ?0 Hundred and ?
Twentieth street and Muskegon i-.vo I
nue, Chicago one night Inst woek. T. e I
explosion was caused by a workman (
thrusting a cold bar of stool Into a 1
furnace of moiton metal, in tho im- t
mediate vicinity of tho furnace at tho 1
Mmo sixty men were working. Tho 1
more seriously injured wero In tho fur- 1
naco pit. Following thc explosion
ohaos reigned in tho furnace room for I
.ovoral minutes. Molten metal was 1
uirled about tho room and tho smoke ?
md tiro that shot from tho furnace
lilied tim room so tho workmen were 1
I^pablc for sovoral minutes to dud tho
?its. With tho groans of their wound- '
m fellows ringi;.g In their ears, they
tyco*'" 'tl about helplessly and stumbled
over thoso who had boen prostrated
,oy tho blast. Frc m the f.irnacc cnlm
ney tho Hames shot high Into tho air
.and could be aeon for miles.
Odored Woman Killed.
A dispatch from. Spartanburg to
'Thc State says Nlcey Tinsley, color
id, died Thursday morning from the
inflicts of pistol shot wound reoolvftd
Munday at her homo on Mr. J. N.
(OudcVtf farm, near Tuck's bridge, three
i niles from the city. Tho woman liv
od with Ed. Tinsley, colored, lils two
yot og sisters and two young brothers
in inquest was held over her remains
and the vordtct of the jury was that
dre came to her death from a gunshot
vound, Inflicted either accidentally or
?Uh suicidal Intent. Tho weapon used
vas a 32-calibre pistol. Thero was no
evidence adduced at tho ir quest te
?how that she was at difference with,
any of thc family,_
Hound ' >v?r.
"Little Tom" Sudduth and Tom
< Qhaatino of thc Dark Corner section
>t Greenville county have been bound
over to court ajid placed in jill on thc
ohargo of making a murderous assault
on James Christine said to bo int IT rn
dve youth at Lcbanan un Thanksgi
At Ndw York Allen Kllncdlnrits
'.iommltted suloldc early Sunday night
oy drinking carbolic acid. He died
threo hours afterwards in the pres
. once of his young wife and eh lid.
AUMTO?S TO MEET.
Meeting To Be Held ia Columbia and
Will Be Important.
Agreement ol Property at Truo Mnr
kot VA?UO of Vital Importaco
to tho IO ii Uro Htato.
Comptroller General Jones "means
business" In tho step bo baa taken to
ward getting the tax assessment of
property, real as well as personal, lu
this stato on a market value b ,sls, In
stead of on au uueven protervo of a
00 per cont, basis. The circular let
ter of Instructions, which be sent out
last week to county auditors, assess
lng boards and county iqializlng
boards directing chat tho law oe strlot
ly observed with the beginning of the
new year and that property bc assoss
ed at Its true market value, bas boon
followed by a oall for a oo? vention of
oounty auditors to moot with the
comptroller gonoral for a oonferenoe
to deoldo upon a plan of aotlon to be
pursued evenly andBlmilarlly through
out tho state. The ebtp which UK
comptroller general has tak?.n has
causod muoh talk throughout the
stato and has set property holders to
thinking. Of oourse, it ls a sort of
rev jlutionary measure, and while the
justice and tho sense of lt han appeal
nd to many gocd business men and
t)!g property holders regardless of the
iuct muoh of this sort of property will
be . IT oted, shill tho thing bas not
beeii ^morally understood, and there
ls a ti ar also that the purpose of the
comp ridler general to equal /.?. the
property throughout tho state more
nearly will not bo successful under
thc departure be Ismaklug on account
of tho great proficiency and skill In
dividuals and communities have ac
inired by long praotioo and exporlerco
o tho matter of tax dodging.
' The erronooiu Idoa appears to
baie -aken hold In various parts of
the stato," Mr. Jones said Wednosday
"that this ls a soborno to lucroso tho
taxes. Such ls not tho caso. My ob
Jeot ls to got property f q ?allzad In
this stato and stop this shameful tax
dodglngs, There aro some notorlcs ex
ceptions, but genorally speaking the
cotton mills and other big property
are being assessed on a genuine 60 per
cent, basis, and small property ls be
ing assessed at from 9 to 100 per coot.
O.dy so much money ls needed to run
tho state and oiuuty govemmeu's
and the hlgbor tho assessment thc
creator the yield of monoy of a glvou
evy, but the levy may be easily
o ianged. In other-words, If the as
sessment ls doubled throughout the
state, the levies for stato, oounty and
city purposes may be cut in half.
The inequality and h.Justice of the
taxation of proporty In tn is state has
been a shame and a dlrgraoj for de
DlnpoiiH Arv Unit l\\y.
Tho supreme court of tho United
States last week he.cl that the nation
il govnrment may properly tax the
.tate liquor dispensaries of S MU uh Car
ilma. Thc action in question was
Instituted by tho stato of South Car
olina to recover ???O.OOO paid to the
revenuo ofllcers of tho national gov
irnmont on accc not of the sale ot
liquors by the stale and county dis
pensers under the dispensary law o'
3 JU th Cand?na. Tho state took thr
position that as tho dispensers f-old
tho liquor without pr itit they should
not bo taxed by the government, hut
?be tax has been collected sln'/j 181)3
This is raid to have hoon cte ur?i
case in whlc'1 2. state unites lu on
undirtaklng tho exercise of Its polio
power together with tho pros, cation
of a commercial business.
Killed ?UH Hon.
A spcolal fro'n Anderson to The
Stato says L J. Jjrdan a negro who
lives on South Fant street, killed hit
jon Westoloy Jo d in, a youth about 11>
r-ears old with a broom stick Tin
ooy had been unruly and the fatln r
itarlod to chastise him using a broom
itlck for that purpose Ho struck the
joy a sharp blow i c oas tho 1 ead and
me boy sank into acnalr and soon be?
varne unconscious and died in a few
nlnutes J rdan sent f or a phytsol an
ind waa vorklrg over bli ROU'S body,
trying to rev.vo him when tho phyhi
jlan arrived. Tho physician says that
leath result* d from ahemmorrhazs of
the brain which wat caused by the
blow. Jordan remained at his homo
until the dei u 1 sheriff arrived and
irrestod him and oarrled h m to Jail.
It ls generally believed that Jordan's
?tory of the killing ls correct.
I'oatolVioo li-.i>ii MI
Tho Columbia Rioord says the post
r?las and the store of R. L. Ito 1 &
(Jo. of Westville, Kershaw county,
was robbed Wednesday night, suppos
edly by two white tramps who had
been Been In tho neighborhood yester
day. The two edi ons and store wore
In one building, Tuc extent of the
loss was not learned, but some goods
and twenty-ilvo coppers, posbrilloc
money, were ml sing. Westvlll ? ls
on tho Southern railroad sixteen mlle
from Camdon. Mr. Bell has offered a
reward and thero I? also one of $50
by the government.
Won Kt Ii ?Sf,
Herman H. VorJohn has been elect
od assessor Lockland, Odo, after
mccllng with defeat in twenty live
auooeaslve contests. Ho is a pl neor
resident of that aootion and ls no*
seventy-ono years old. Tue town
ship ls quito strongly Republican,
but Mr. VorJohn arnold Una Damoorat
this year was able to overee me tho
AI WA; H Oiomi.
Did you ever notice that tobacco lo
always olean. If a man drops a plcco
of moat, no matter how olean the
Moor may be, ho will olthcr give lt a
plok or pick lt up and lay it to one
t ldo. Ho will ncvor eat lt. Rut let
him drop his plug of tobacco on tho
ground and no difference how dirty
tho SpOt was where, lt foll, 1)0 will
p!'-i' lt up and give lt a oaroless swlpo
on hlftcoat sleovo or on tho bosom of
his pant\Vm<l tnon l^*k0 a chow with
greator reua^K^hon over.
Vre Stirred Up By Senator Till
man's Big Pitchfork.
teing Inycstigatcd By Ibc United States
Senate, Senator Tillman Having In*
troduccd a Bill For That Pur?
pose, Which Pattes After
Tho sut J ob of campaign oontrlbu
ions by insurance companies occupied
io major portion of tho timo of the
fnltcd States Senate or Thursday. It
une up in connection with Mr. Till
ian's resolution calling for Investiga
ion of national bu: k aid in politics
ud was exploited by tho South Caro
na sonator in a Bpeech of some long th.
b was couohed in ^haraotorlstc lan
uage and attrao ed considerable at
mtlou. The rt s jiu ion dlrtoMng the
!oretary of tho treasury to report
bother tho reportH of the national
mk </.trainers show that the banks
ave made campaign contributions In
icent years was adopted at tho close
' Mr. Tillman's remarks.
Outlining hts reasons for tl e in
jiry, Mr. Tillman callen" attention tc
JO rcccmmet'dxtlon made ny the
resident In his annual message of
)04 an*4 1905 for the enactment of a
,w for protection against bribery aud
eruption In connection with cleo
ons. 113 quited with cspjolalem
oasis too president's remarks oon
irnlng campaign contributions by
irporatlons. ' Our ohlef extortive
?< taken a very pron rossi ve stand to
cure purity in elections," ho said,
id adfled, "every good American will
,y 'well done' and look for progress
one that line. "
Ho oonceded that tho secretary
Ight not have tin facts wanted but
$ thought he ought to have. Incl
mtally, Mr. Tillman said that he
id been informed that the comptrol
r of the surrenoy has b3en Investi
.ting the suhl ;ct of blank oortrlbu
ons with the view of instituting lo
Iiefore Mr. Tillman had proceeded
,r, Mr. Gallinger, who had Wtdaes
iv objected to tho consideration cf
ie resolution at that timo, Bald that
\ had done sn nn!j? fnr the nnrtvose,
' Inspecting it, that be had done BO
id being entirely bath il jd as to its
oprlcty would support the rcBolu
Contlnuh g Mr. Tillman said that
ie comptroller has means f netting
formation whioh others havo not
id added, that if he would "push lu
s probe he eau make dh e jverles that
0 worth while." Ile added that his
asons for rrquesting the Informa
un 1B found In the revelations con
rnlng thc insurance ct m panics, "It
is hem shown by the testimony, or
mfcsslon of a rn? inb?r of this body,"
? said, "boat for ten years the In
iranoo corporations have baon mak
g annual donations to the kVpublt
,n party willi the understanding that
my should bo protecled fr?.m adverse
g'slatlou at Albany." lie went on
1 s vy that suco, revelation* were not
"'1 am the holder of a tun ll p Hoy
ona vt thc mutuals' ' he said, "and
do..'blike to nave my dividends ctn
iwn In order to ?Ive Mr. MoCurdy
5J.00? and h's slsti rs, lils cousins
id ms aunts ?T?.Oi'O oacii."
He expressed d ubt as to the right
the federal au -borltles to take con
ol of insurance companies ai d Mr.
alo Interrupted to s ty that he vgreec
1th Mr. Tillman on that point.
Mr. Billey asked whether tho In
i ance company contributions to the
publican national committee hao
en returned to tho donors.
"I underwood," replied Mr. Till
an, "that tbo president wai going
I havo Mr Cortelyou return them.
it I don't know whetln r bo has di UH
I. I know that I have not g.>t my
Mr. Spooner- ls yours a life pol
Mr. Tillman-It ls.
Mr. Spooner-Then lt is not yet
me tc realize on lt.
Mr. Tillman replied that lt was div
o'nsaod nob tho polloy Itself that he
"Tnese," lie said, ''wero pitifully
nail, wbllo MoCurdy has peen goi
ng fat without doing anything."
Mr. Hailoy sahl ho bad nob Mippofced
lat the president could m ike a second
commend itl n on tho eubjoot of
iinlshlng cimpaign contributors un
1 thc money had boen rot urned
"Ah, Mr. Piesldent," responded
lr. Tillman, ' all tho Turveyd opn
nd PeoksirlTs aro not dead yob, al
lough 1 would nob for a moment be
nderstood as comparing our strenu
us occupant of thu WhPo Houso
1th those Ohor*Ctors. What we want,
i results ?.nd those wc do not sflom to
avr< procured HO far."
(?Joting tho testimony of S.nator
'?dtt before the New Y >rk commit
io, Mr. Tillman congratuitted that
mator upm his stralghtf iwardness.
Tnoro wa? no dodging," he said,
und I do not b lleve that a dollar ot
lie. money ( vor stuck to his lingers."
Iii added his Conviction, however,
hat tho oontrlMutions had had tho
IT cb of controlling the Novr York
glslature In thu Interest of tho In
I NM i nv companies.
Mr. Tillman quoted tho charges
ua?o by JurTge Parker in tho iast
ampalgn connecting tho Republican
ampalgn contributions with thc fact
hat Chairman Cortelyou had recent?
.. - ? I.. ~ .] *- - ikk nitl?n o<SA?Af?v?
y i. i.i M.ii i iwni uiiu vinni. \j i awiuuii jr
f the department < f commerce. Ile
Iso quoted t ho president's reply whlo'
io said was "rod hot," and added th"
tot a dollar had been needed to eic?
ho president. Notwithstanding th
act, ho said that it had been show
hat $1,000,000 had boen onbrlbute.t
or that purposo, that ls, if thc nows
>apor mon may be bel loved, "and," he
dded, "they are about as roliablo as
any other class. Taey will He some
times as we do, and < ooasloually they
get orders that f uoli and suoh a man
Bhall be fly blown. Then they proceed
to plant the mtorohcfl, tut upon the
whole they uaay he depended upon."
Ho also made reference to the charge
that large expenditures bad been made
by the Democrats in tho Olevelana
campaign, saying lt would have been
fortunate for the Demooratlo party if
Mr. Cleveland had nover been eleoted.
Ile closed with an appeal for a
thorough Investigation, saying that
such a courso was ncocsoary to re
store the oon?denoo of thc public.
Tho senate adjourned until Moil*
STEAMER GOES AMORE
\nd Many oi Those Ab >r?rd vt' lier
Thirteen lives were lost in tho wreck
>f tho steamer Luneuberg, whioh went
ishoro Wednesday ilT Amherst har
)or Magdalen Islands. A dispatch
a that effect was received at Halifax
rom Meat C >vo, near the scene of the
vrcok, by Lishe, Hart aad Son, own
?rs of the steamer.
The steamer had a crow of seven
cen and probably carried several pass
engers, Including Mr. Leslie, a moun
ter of tho (Hoadian parliament and a
number of tho firm whioh owns tho
When the steamer struck there
vere seventeen parsons on board, In
udlng a crew of sixteen and Mr.
jt?Nlle. Tao dead:
it J. Leslie. Hallifax.
H. Moersard, steward of tho Lun
R. M. M:Denald, chief engineer.
J. Jose, cook.
B. Hill, cabin boy.
J. M lOonnell, sailor.
E V. Dmoette, sailor.
Lophin Vlnuclt, Bailor.
Joseph Bjurgeoes, sailor.
A sailor, whoso name was not
The Lunenburg had been running
etwecn Plotou and the Mtgdalon is
inda since last spring. I) iring a
lgh galo Tuesday, which was ac
Dtnpanled by blinding snow Hurries,
j is ttiought that the Btoamcr went
ut of her course in trying to make
l nhorst harbor ar d brought up on
Ire rooks that lie sjmo distance tlT
ooro in that vicinity. The steamer
vldently had been ashoro for some
Ime before she was seen. K^rts
'ero made to communicate wltn her,
u J tho strong ourrents that spont
round that point and the high seas
rado it impossible to launch a boat,
iitor tho weather moderated and live
t tho crew came ashore, the twelvo
thorn staudiug by the ship. . Lator
*?so attorn ohed to raaob ?boro as thc
wSeels showed signs of breaking up,
nd all were lest exaept Captain
Tmicody in Ol ty ol' Mi x too.
A dispatch from tho City of Mex
;o gives further details of the accl
ont In which James Russell Parsons,
lotted State?consul genoral, lost his
fe Wednesday night. Tho open car
lage in which he war driving with
irs. Pardons aud their son was
truck hf an eleotrlc oar. Mrs
arsons was sl'ghtly Injured. The
oy escaped without a scratch. The
ucldent happened while Mr. Par
ms and his family were going to the
entrai station to hid farewell to
rlends. The coachman tried to cross
oe street car track In front of a
ipldly moving car which struck thc
miago with t?rrido fjrec, crushing
; against a trolley post. Mr. Per
m's m ad stiuck the post, the whole
ip of his head being takon t IT
'nc mot noan and driver of the
>scb disappeared after tho accldont
nd havj not yet been arrested.
An Outr MK?.
A. W. Kenuerley, an Industrie UR
alor^d farmor of tho Pork, lost two
jules under very peculiar cl ron m
Larcas some short time ago. He
iys ho went with a two mule team
:e haul som ?thing from the woods.
10 bitched lils two mules on the edge
f the IO listo swamp for sumo purpose
lid w- nt down lu tho swamp. While
c was away some person or persons
lipped up to tho wagon and sot tire
11 around bis mules, burning one of
hem tu death on tho spot ar:d Injur
ng thc other so bad that lt will die
Ccunerly does not know who did the
neanncssnor why thoy did lt. lt
i nothing but an outrage and if the
arths who did it could ire caught
hey should ba severely punished.
.'ho Times and Democrat.
C'laHh in Cherokee.
Saturday afternoon ac Rlackaburg
Jolted States Comm'sslonor Trescott
nd Deputy United States Marshall
lallman engaged In a didi jul ty as to
ire controversy over Cherokee's need
f dispensary conste liles. Trescott
Irow a revel vor but Hallinan dharmod
dm. Trescott was unab'o to get a
dow. Hallinan getting several etloo
ivo punches. It ls probable that
Prescott will bo prosoctcd for carry
ng coi.coaled weapons.
Gailftfit MI tho Aol,
Attempts made last Friday, Satur?
lay, ano Sunday ano Mond ly nights
0 wreck pasBonger trains on the
Georgia Southern railroad as Heart
tine Vi , resulted In a watch hoing
?ot. Tul? resulted In the arrest Wed
?ehday of Will horn, a negro who
was caught In alic act of lajlng a Mo
lornas tho traok. A reward of $250
las been olTerod for tho arrest.
(Jailed Out aud Murrin* wi*
J. M. Harrison, a prosperous farm
er near Carlo Ga. w.~? c\lled to his
rate Wednesday about dusk and shot
jwlco lu thc breast with a shot gun
oadod with buckshot and killed In
rtantly. Tho murderer up to tho
present timo has not b?on apprchen
ed SherilT Patterson *as summoned
%r,(\ went to tho Keene of the tragedy
but was unable to lind any duo to tire
person who did tho shooting.
Murder ?nd l'ill?KO.
An oHlcial statement recolved from
Ddcssa says that 8,000 persons have
boon kllldd there slnco the beginning
:ef tho troubles. Latost arrivals at
1 assy, Moldavia, icolaro that the kill
ings and plundorlngs continuo at Odes
ia by day and night.
P Bid SUM.
Corulyo?iriertnsed Nearly two Mil
li ? "TollaT on Cnmjmign.
It Omiio Hom ninny Houroop, thu
li%tM?*, Bubecrf litton Wns Ono
Ilupdrcd Thouaaol Dollar?,
Ao:?rffflQg to a Washington news
paper willoh, with evidence of friend
ly bandung, prints'a long s'atement
about the, expenses of Chaiimin Oor
telyou )UilUU4, the ll mulvioan nation
al committee libed tue bum i f $1,800,
000 to eubt lt losovelt and Fairbanks,
and bad lu bank wheu the oampalgn
was ended about $100 OOO.
lt is nt uteri that (Jiiatrman Oortel
you bad $900,000 less that Chairman
Ilauna had in 19J0 and n arly $2,000,
d00 less Uh an ho had In 1896, lt ls
also deolared to bo a fact Mat the
Demo ratjlo naMonal c ?mmittee In
1802, when Mt, Cleveland was elected
tho second time, bad a fund exceeding
anything known lu American politics
before or sine--tho sum of $1,100,
Chairman Oortelyou, according to
this article, turned over to State CDOI
rnittec Ju New York, New .1 ?rsey,
Wost Virginia, Massaohuletts, Con
icotlout, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin
md Nev.ida thc sum of $700.000. Nu
vxouut ls fixed as to the sum ex icnd
d In New York by the national oom
ulttee through ?ov. O Jill, but it
must havo been largely lu exoess of
B200.000 Fir literature, it states, the
?atlonal opmmlttte expended $550,
)00; for the speakers' bureau, $175,
)00; for lithographs, advertising, otc,
J150,000r for salaries and headquarters
jxponscs, $160,000, and for mlscellan
urns exponses, $50.000.
Hi ls stated that the money expend
id by Obalrunu Cortelycu came from
10.000 different sruroes, about 4 000
joutrlbutors bel?g known, leaving
ybout (5.000 unknown, to tho ohaiimin
)f the national committee. Tho larg
st single contributor furnished up
yard of $100,000, it is statod, and his
doutlty was uofc known to either
3nalrmao Oortelyou or M*r. Rllss.
Tuc artlclo ls lao.dng lu details as
io tho identity of corporations and
: irpjratlon managers that contribu?
id to the Republican Hindi? No refor
mco whatever ls made to contrlbu
ilous either from lifo Insurance oomp
mles or railway companies, bu? it is
t?c?ed that in every instanco where
i ontributlon was mado conditional
>n some polltioal favor to come tho of
er was ri j oted or thc money return
In connection with tho Republican
campaign fund, tho statement ls made
.hat J'/tBldent Roosevelt and Chair
?au'-'-' ?Ivon will eoonorato to have
m?n6u< ?,iaW prov? -lur-tiM, -un
ity of contribution, "o political com
nlttees. Chairman Cortclyou declined
o discuss tho ligures connected with
ihe campaign of 1901, but intimated
rhat they were "about right."
New York MyntericH.
Three o? New York's great high
vays, thc river, tho undergroiud rall*
vay aud street and that dark seotlon
mown a3 "Cjinaiown, each furnished
, police mystery last week. An un
blown mau jumped in front of a train
is it swung into 137 Dh street and
broadway htatiun of the subway.
Us budy was literally ground to
llecos. The C doatown mystery was
he death of a white woman, Lottie
jane, whose husband, a Chinaman,
led a short time ago. Lottie Laue
?ad three callers Tuesday night of
asl wonk, a Chinaman and a white
nan and a white woman. During
he night these callers summoned a
ihyslolau and nott lied tho police that
bear hostess had fainted. The phj
lclan found her dead. Trie puilee
?ut the threo callers under arrest.
Villlam Halllnger, who said he cam',
lown from Yonkers and after dtspo?
og of his load of prouuee started Out
0 eli j >y himself, waa dragged from
he List river with a fractured skull.
AibA Weber, a 20 year old girl was
ound lying bound, gagge.l and senna
ess lu the hallway of her house in
rVest Forty-Flfttl street where she
estded with two girl corupan
WlrtUt hH IV I? Krnphy.
Reports received by thc Bureau of
Equipment of tho Navy at Washing
ton fr< m the c immandantof ttie na
tal station at Key West, Commander
Uoehl. r stato that tho wireless tele
;raph operator there recoivod and
.ead without trouble a me^sago of
light words sent by the station at Co
on, a distance of moro than 1,000
geographical miles. This new sta
Lion at Colon was (quipped for tho
government by tho De Forest Com pa
iy. Messages passing between Beau
fort, S. ? , and Havana, Cuba were
leard and read by the station at Now
port R. I. at tho same time. These
ire extraordinary records, but Roar
Admiral M winey, the chief of the
1 urcau, has Instituted a system of
lally tests of the di ff iront stations
and lt ls hope before he retires from
tdie servise to have this moans of
?ommunloatlon is sucn perfect order
that these occasional records shall
liave become a regular matter.
t*UtBUtt) hy ('ftimllmlH.
Among the passengers who
M rived at San Francisco from Aus
tralia on the liner S moma wore Cap
tain Watts and Chief Ollleer Alix
3tluson, of thc American ship Susque
hanna, willoh founded shortly after
?ho loft Nehone, New Caledonia,
August 23 list, with a cargo of
Oh romo iron ror D.dawaro breakwater.
Tho orcw left tho ship in threo boats
which were headed for tho Solomon
Islands. Only ono boat landed there.
Thc othor two were picked up at soa
by a trading schooner. There tho
mon wore kindly treated for a time
but llnally had to My foi tholr lives
from a set of cannibals who threaten
ed their existence Thoy were sub
sequently picked up by a trading v?s
sol and joined tue rest oi tue crew at
A dUpatch from Gaffney to Tho
Stato says Essie Martin colored, was
possibly fatally stabbod by Son John
son, ooh rod, lato Wodnesday night.
Injuries severe. Result uncertain.
Johnson ia in j ttl to await trial.
Both about 15 years ot* age.
HUNG AT LAST.
Mrs. Rogers Dies on the Gallows
for Her Crime.
Whom She Chlorolormcd at a Huting In j
the Woods While She Was Caress
lng tliin. Great Efforts Wert
Mu Je to Save the Woman.
But They Palled.
A dispatch from Windsor, Vt., says
Mrs. Mary Rogers was hanged at thc
Vermont Stato prison at 1:13 o'clock
Friday afternoon for tho m mri or of
her husbaud, Marcus Rogers at lien*
nlngtun, on August 13, 1002. Mrs.
Hogers was pronouuoed dead by tho
prison otllolals at 1:27 1 2.
The cxeoutlon tock placo after tho
womau had twice been reprloved on
account of appeals made by her ooun
sel aud after the Ualtod States Su
preme Court refused to take action in
Oaly a comparatively few persons
witnessed the hanging, the number
being restricted to those permitted to
atlend by the laws of Vermont.
Mrs. Rogors maintained her com -
posure to the last and mounted the
gallows with a steady Btop. Although
a deathly pallor cvorsproad ber coun
tenance, hardly a mud?lo quivered as
Deputy Sheriff Sin IT )rd pronounced
the fatal word?, "1 now proceed to
execute tho sentence of the law and
may God have mercy on your soul."
Wnen the words were pronounced
Deputy Sheriff Angus MoAuley sprung
the trap and thc drop fell.
The crime for which Mrs. Mary
Rogers was sentenced to death was
the murder of herhusbind, Marcus
Rogers, at Bennington, on August 13,
11102. At the time the orlmo was com
ra lt ted Mrs. Rigors was only nine
teen. She hud been separated from
her husband for some time and was
desirous of marrying a young man
namo i Maui Ice Knapp.
On the day of the murder Marcm
Rigors went to Donnington to vlsi?
lils wife and that night sh ; arranged
to meet him in the woods near the
Walloomsack riv or. While caressing
him she induced him to allow her to
blud his hands, and while ho was po*
artas* ?ho chloroformed lum. In thin
sho was aided by Leon "Ferham, a
halfwitted boy who was tho son of
tho woman with whom sho boarded.
Another woman, Estella Bites, was
A few days after tho murder Mrs.
Rogers, Porham and the Bates woman
were arrested. Ferham made a oom
plete confession and both ho and Mrs.
Rogers were found guilty of murder
m the lirst degree. Ferham was sen
tenocd to imprisonment for lifo and
Mrs. Rogers was sentenced to the 1
Various attempts were made to
commute Mrs R igers' sentence bilbah
failed. Tho date set for tho execution
was February 3, 1905 Gov. Bell grant- ,
ed two reprioves for thc presentation
of new evidence, but the court denied
tho petition for a uew trial oaoh time,
and the United States Supreme Court
refused to consider the case.
Certain disclosures regarding soau
dal-? In the Vermont State prism at
Windsor, where Mrs. Rogers has been ,
con ll ned, have, it is claimed, affected
public sentiment. According to test!
mon y before tho prison investigation
committee of the Legislature one ol
the coroV'Ctsat Windsor had aocesn
io Mrs. Rogers' coll some time after
the lint reprieve was granted. It was
alleged that tb Is was part of a con
?piracy on thc part of certain prison
i lllotals to tiring about such a uondi
Mon us would further postpone the ex
Mrs. Rogers was the iLst person
4cnteuo?d to death in Vermont with
in tho past thirteen years who wasro
fused clemency. The last woman to be
executed waa M rn. lOmellne Mooker,
at Windsor, on March 30, if83.
O i tho march to tho gallows Mrs
Rogers declined the abSistanos of dop
niles. Her step wan firm. Siie mount
ed the bot ff dd unaided and stopped
exactly upon the center of the trap.
Soo sat down in thc chair for a mo
ment and, when asked if she had any
ll nal st ntement to make she shook hor
Mrs R)gers' body bas been olalmcd
tiy In r mother and slstor, and will bo
hurled by them at Ho ?lok Falls, N.
Y., where the mother, Mrs. Josio Cal
Where Are Tho Uunkn.
There was a hearing in Columbia
on Friday willoh ls regarded as sig
nltloant before tho legislativo com
mlttco appointed to check up certain
State c Mel?is. Tho obj ?ct ls to dis
cover tho four missing cash bo ks
from Secretary of State Gantt's Gill 96
covering trp.nftotlons ?mounting to I
many thousands of dollars. Thoso
arc tho books about which thoro was
such a heated controversy at tho last
session of thc Legislature. Tho com
mittee has Information that these
books were not burned as was Inti
mated. Glork Mc'Jown testified Fri
day that ho waa absent in Florenco
when tho books got lost, and Clerk
McLiurln did not know how tho
nooks gob away, ?coretary Gantt ls
sick and his examination along with
that of of Glork Means, of the sink
ing fund com nlsslon, ia doforrod un
til they oan bo examined togothor.
Secetary Hester makes tho aotual
average weight of 4,252,543 bales of
thc cotton crop embracing port re
ceipts and overland for tho three
months from Soptember to November,
Inclusivo, 519.10 against 523.63 pounds
por halo last yoar, u decroaso of 4.18,
Data!lcd averages aro: Toxas 633.50;
Louisiana 522 10; Alabama, etc., 630;
Georgia 508; South Carolina 600;
North Carolina 601.05; Virginia 400;
Tennessee, otc, including Memphis,
St? Louis and overland, 6^3.7.
A TE AttIC DEATH.
Mans Head Bplit Cpwi by Flying
Fragmenta of a Saw
A. Resident of Columbia Was Oper?
?MlUK Wood Haw for Ul*Bon In
Tho State saya My lan D. Blaokmon
of Colum' ia was killed in Lexington
couoty Friday morning about ll o'
clock by the bursting of schedar saw
wimMv ho WM operating in sawing
w o', The 0,'v. was running at its
tt&uil high rate of speed wh;n for
some unknown roason lt flew Into
fragmenta and ono of'lie pieaeastruok
him full In the faoe, sp itting op >n
his bead from ohin to crown. Mr.
Blaoknion's son and ornera who were
near ran quickly to his assistance ai d
preparations viere ihurrirdly m ide to
bring tho injured m*D to the Colum
bia hospital. Ho was pino 3d m a ve
hicle and the start for this olty was
soon made but before they had pro
ceeded two miles Mr. Blaokmon
breathed his last. He never regained
consciousness after he was struok.
The accident happened at tho home
of bis son, about eight miles from the
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 Ger
vals street He has baen working
for about two weeks. Yesterday
morning they went to work as usual.
Mr. Blackmon was running the saw
wive louts the wood iDto Bhort lengths
when without an Instant's warning it
flew into several pieces. Oaeof them
struck him In tho faoe, J .ul on the
right side of the noss and sunk itself
Into thc flesh and bone, laying opon
his face and outtlng deep onto his
A (looter was near at hand and was
soon callod. He saw at once how
desperate was the mans condition and
know that the only pa sible hope lay
lo getting him to the hospital. With
all the rapidity of a faithful son's
eager i ff irts, arrangem?uts were
soon mace to bring him to that olly
but be was oven then beyond human
aid and before one fourth of the dis
taooe bad been covered he had suo
oumbod to his fiightful inju
His body was brought to the olty
and planed in tho undertaking par
lorn of Funderburk A, Matteson, where
lt was prepared for burial. Coroner
Walker of Richland county and tho
coroner of Lexington both decided
that no inquest would bo necess
Mr. Blaokmon was 51 yoars of age
and was born in Lancaster county i
.jeat, in tho Blaok Creek nolghborJio ul
no has been a resident ot Columbia .
for 15 years. lld ia survived by tho i
one s m, already mentioned, and the i
two daughters with whom ho lived, i
He leaves aLo threo brothers, Missrs. I
J. 0. and Mmt Blaokmon of Linens I
ter c ninty Minor Biaokmon of Florida
and two sisters, Mrs. Belle Grlfllu <
and Mrs. Nancy tCauonton, both of i
L\ncastcr county. I
The ran. alns of Mr. Blaokmon will
he taken to his forinjr home in Lin?
caster for interment at 3.30 o'olook i
Friday afternoon. The funeral will i
take place on Sunday morning,
A Cook. Hold Ui>.
Tho Columbia State says "the resi
dents lu the vicinity of Blanding and
Bull streets wore startled by a ory for
the pjlloe about 0 o'olcoit Tuesday
night and au Investigation dlsolcscd
another alleged attempt to hold up a
pedestrian. Four polloemon were
q ?lckly on the scene bul a thorough
starch failed to lind any trace of the
shadowy footpad. A colored cook who
ls said to work at hotel was on his woy
to bis home In Waverly, when hew; a
o ?if routed by a tall while man who,
he says, tried to hold him up but
when the colored man gave the alarm
tho white man disappeared by leaping
the low fenoo enclosing the campus of
the Presbyterian seminary and ?U?
tiing through the yard. No tr?oe of
him o uul be found by tho polioo.
Big it ?ol' Falls.
At L ndon, K inland tho south end
of tho immense roof spanning thc
Charing Cross m\ln line station sud
denly collapsed Weduebday afternoon
and completely blocked thc lines. A
number of workmen and trainmen
were caught in the wreckage. The
roof of tho Avenue Theater adjoining
the Stallau also collapsed. About
thirty Injured persons have already
been taken to tho hospital. Ono of
them died and the others aro In a
ed Meal condition. There aro a num
ber of doad among the ruins. Tho
Continental expross, Ulled with pas
sengers, was standing oui le tho sta
tion waiting for tho signai to ontcr
when tho oollapso of tho roof occur
Oa last Wednesday morning Mr
John C. Funches, who lives near
Rowesville, mot with a most horrible
accident. He was operating a, sugar
cane mill, and by some means his coat
sleeve on the right arm waa caught in
the cogs. Bofore Mr. Fur?ohes muid
pull tho sleeve out his arm was drawn
in the cogs and orusbod to tho elbow.
Tho machinery was stopped as soon
as poss!bio and Mr. Funohes was re
leased from thc mill. Later Dr. A.
S. Hydrlok, of this olty, assisted by
Dr. J. D. 8. Fal rey i amputated the
arm Just above tho blbow. We ex?
tond our sympathy t? Mr. Funohes
and luve that he will soon bo up
larmes a Gall.
Presldont Harvlo Jordon of the
Southern Cotton association Friday
Issued a oall for a general oonvontlon
of farmers, bankers, merohants and
others throughout the South h i be
hold at New Orleans, Jan. li, 12 and
13,1000. Tho obj ot of the conven
tion will be to diBouss tho work of tho
asaoolatlon, with reference to organi
zation, handling the orop of 1000,
trade relations between producers and
spinners, extending tho market for
American cotton and holding the un
sold balance o? the prosont -rotten crow
for 15 oontsa pound. Many promi
nent speakers from various parts of
tho country havo promised to be
present and a large intendance is
A Russian Lieutenant General
Assassinated by a Woman.
EVENT CASTS GLOOM
Over the City of St. Petersburg. Corni
Witte'? Faith la the Thinking Classes
and Hop JU of Carrying Out
Liberties Promised by the
Czar are Pading.
Tho Sb. Petersburg correspondent
of The Dal'y Telegraph in a dispatch
dated Dicouaber 6, sent by way of
E} dtkuhnon, Eist Prussia, sayB:
"L'eut. G.n. Sakharoff, former
minister of war, was assassinated
The govcrnmont had deputed Gen,
Sakhanff to visit the province of
Saratoff for the purpose of q.iolling
fhe agrarian riots there
"A woman belonging to the so
callod * fl/lng columns" of the revo
lutionary movement called at tbe
house of tho go*,?-n<vr.. of Saratoff at
noon today and ask Jd to see G moral
"She fired three revolver shots at
the general killing him on the spot."
Tho tidings reached St. Peters
burg Wednesday night. Oount Witto
charged LU-ut. Gen. Rudiger, minis
ter of war, with the task of breaking
tho nows to Mme Sakharoff.
"The event has oaused a profound
impression In St. Petersburg, owing
to fears that the revolutionists here
will follow the example thus set.
"Tao spectre ot a military dictator
ship, whtoh has been looming on tho
horlzm, is slowly gaining consistency
and sharpness of outline.
' I am personally convino?d that
Oouat Wltte's faith in the good sense
and political ttob of tho Russian
thinking classes, whloh recently was
as firm as a rook, is gradually weak
ening, and with lt his hopes for tbe
carrying out of the liberties promised
in tho emperor's manifesto "
Tno Tagoblatt's St. Petersburg
correspondent in a dispatch sent by
way of E/dikuhnen December I,
"Tho situation ls visibly growing
worse. Tho orltlo&l m >ment for Oount
Witto ls coming when tho liberal ele
ments will demand hts resignation
A resolutlou by the agriculturists at
M >soow demanding the immediate
iiBmlssal of the present cabinet de
notes tho beginning of the movemout
iway from Oount Witto and signs
indicate that this movement will gain
In intensity soon."
The troops hero have resolved so
oret orders t) bo ready to cope with
mtloipated anti-Jewish demonstra
Tno oorresponlent of The Times at
St. Petent burg says: 'I am informed
on excollent authority that a revolt
of tho Sb. Petorsbu g yarr.?on is oer
tain to occur.
"The newspapers print harrowing
details of the whippings by order of
Gen. Sakharcff of tue peasants whom
no was sent to pacify."
WHY ins WAS KILLED.
A dispatoh from Sb. Petersburg
says news of the asaasinatlon of Llout/
Gen* Sakharoff, former minister fit
war, who was shot In tho Governor's
palace at Sarnoff, on December 6, bad
beou proceeded by the most horrible
stories about how Sakharoff had been
repressing the aggarien disorders. Ho
corralled peasants with Oossack and
then had them beaten with soldier's
The assassin of Sakaroff has not
been idenbllled. Wnen arrested the'
woman who commlbtod the orime de
clared that she had executed the do
oroo of tho terrolsts' seoblon of the so
cial I evolutionist!!.
Fallowing ls a dosorlpton of Sarha
rolf's arrival at Uovoamchlna, a vil
lage of the proYlnod of Haratoff: ''Die
cam i with Cossacks and arbillr ry. The
peasants wore surrounded by Oosiaoks
and Sakharoff addressed them de
manding that they surrender their
leadors. The village older replied, but
gave tno gonoral no Information.
The elder was Immidiately beaten
until her lost oonEc.oumoss,
"Sakharoff retired .'to the court
houso, leaving bbc pcasauts ab the
meroy of tho Cossacks, most of whom
were drunk, and they began torturing
tho peasants pulling out their hair
and beard and evon tearing pleoes of
flesh from tholr faoes. Thirty-threa
peasants woro thus malbreated."
Oan't Assist KO?'J?
The bad nows from his country
aboub tho roporbed suloldo of his
brother Young Wnan Min whloh was
convoyed bo him Wednesday has
?ff ;obod bho health of Young Tehau
Min, a Korean minister to Franco and
ho was nob ahlo bo reo.dve any ono
boday. lils exp jobed that he will
call upou President. KioiCvolb and
Sooetary of S teto Riot and bry to In
lluonoo thom In favor of his ountry
which under tho treaties wibh Japan
will lo^e most of lbs independence.
Inotllelal olroles tho feeling ir that
lb will nob bs possible' for tho govern
m nt of the Uni bod S oates to inter
Kujelan Hod Tan.).
A storv of R.isslan red tapo ls told
by W. T, St ad. Gen. Ltnevltoh,
while in supremo command of tho
Russian army in Manchuria, once
used a rubber-stamp signature for
the papaw whtoh ho had to sign
every v,ny bof'jf? he o >o?d (Uaw forage
for bis own horses. The commissary
gen oral returned tho rubber stamp
signed papers as out of ord .sr and
every day tho general uomuntuditig
an army of 500,000 men had to atrlx
hts autograph to tho requisition tor
his horses' oats._
The Democrats ot Portland, Me.,
for tho Arab time In twelve years,
eleoted their mayor. Nathan Ollfford,
received 4,041, as against 4.429 for
the Ropubiioan candidate,