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BBNNETTSVILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1906.
Three Weeks ia a Mine and Fi
GIVEN UP AS DEAD
Thirteen Miners Came Out of the Garth
Like Ghosts. Entombed M u Ate
Bark, Hay, Oats and Piceos
ol Decomposed Horse
Thirteen men were brought up
alive on March 29 from the Oourrlors
coal mines, in Franoe lu whloh twen
ty days previous a terrible explosion
of gases entombed and destroyed near
ly 1,200 miners. Five days later
another, who had been alone In bi6
underground captivity came out.
For twenty days the thirteen en
dured horrible lufferings, supporting
life by gnawing the bark from tim
ber supports, eating bits of food that
bad been left by their dead comrades,
bay, ost> and tl e partially decompos
ed oarca>b cf a 1 erse. Fi om the laok
of waler they were r duced to shook
ing extr?mit?s. The intense cold
ded to their sufferirgs.
They came to the surface haggard,
eyes sunken, terribly exhausted, bare
ly able to walk and with hardly
enough strength left to describe their
experiences, yet with the exception of
one In sur pryingly good health. Grop
ing In the dark day after day, stumb
ling over boditb of their fellow work
men, never giving up hope and sup
porting their courage by the belief
that the mine authorities were work
lng for their rescuo, they made their
way finally to an open shaft in a re
mote part of pit No. 2.
A salvage party was at woik in pit
2 when tbe thirteen men broke
through a distant gallery and stag
gered toward them, The superstit
tous miners, believing lt impossible
that the thirteen oould bc live men,
were terribly frightened. Some of
them threw down their tools and ran.
Others recovering their nerve, wont
quickly to the help of the thirteen,
who were weeping and laughing from
thc joy of their escape.
:|??QgHPS. Wii-i) WITH JO v. * 0
Tho rescued mou wcro brought to
the surface in the elevator. It was
difficult for the mine authorities even
with the assistance of the gendarme?
that had been summoned to help 11
preserving order to restrain the crowd
whloh rushed for the resoucd men
and atti m pud to embrace them and
force fond and drink into their mouth.
The men's eyes had been so long ac
oustomed to the gloom of the mines
that they were blinded temporarilj
by the glare of the sunlight. They
were eager to Ulk, and every one ol
the survivors had his own story to
tell of the sufferings they endured.
They all deolarcd tbat they owoo
their lives to one cf their party, a
miner named Nemy, who from tho
first took obarge of the party. Nemy
told tho story of the twenty days Im
When the explosion occurred he
said, he sought refuge In No. 3 gal
lery, beUcving that he would have a
fair chance there of esoaplng the gas
es. He wes without a light and ofter
stumbled over coi pses as he groped
his way to the gallery. Once he re
membersbe sorambled through at
least fifty bodies. Finally he reached
the end of the working and beare
voices, ne went in the direction of
the voices and carno upon a party of
his comrades that were sholtercel in a
remote niche. Thero were twenty
of them.at the time. Later on sev
en wandered eff, and nothing more
was beard from them.
THKY FIND A DAAD HOUSE,
Nemy, from mere force of obaractci
tock the le&derbhlp. Ile got the par
ty finally to a sort of stable where the
mules of the mine had been kept.
While they wore making their way to
that stable they had nothing to eat
save the dry bark they toro from the
timber supports In tho galleries
When they reached the stable thej
found a quantity of oats, a measure
of oarrots and portions of food that
had been intended for thc lunches of
mule men who had perished In the
explosion. There were thirteen
mouths to feed and even the resource
ful Nemy found it dilllcult to restrain
his famished followers. The decom
posing body of a horse wau found near
the stable, and it was out to pieces.
Some of the mon ato it. Others oould
Thero wero times when some of the
party beoamo nearly Insane from suf
ferlng.but in every case, tho mer
said, Nemy calmed them, oncouregec
them and Infused Into them some
thing of his own dauntless spirit
They had only a little water at the
very first, ai (5 the little was socn ex
hausted. It NM tho laok of watoi
that so intensified tbcirsufferinge. Te
relieve tholr thirst they were compel
led to resort to measures which can
not bo desorlbed. They had plent]
Of matches but curiously enough thc:
did not attempt to make a Ugh
and endured tho darkness all tin
ItE?C;UKD AT LAST,
Nemy said that he was conlldcn
all the time that effort? were helm
made to resoue them, but they wor
doing all they could for themselves
Nemy had a general idea where the
were and gradually led the party to
gallory, near pit No. 2- They brok
through this gallery, and it was Nem
himself who first appeared to tiio ai
tonlshed salvage mon In the pit, shoul
lng, "I am bringing twolvo wit
Nemy was taken to thc hospita
and hts wife oamc to tho bcd whoi
he was lying. She was dressed In dec
mourning, having given him up fe
(load for two weeks. Nomy looked u
her a long time beforo he spoke.
Then be pointed to ber black gown.
"For whom are you in mourning?"
?aid he. "Not I, your husband, that
ls certain. "
Nom y will lt is said be rewarded
for bis coolness and oouaage with the
oross of the Legion of Honor.
Five da?s after tbo appearance of
Nemy and his twelve companions a
rescue oorps was working In pit 4
when ono was touohed on the shoul
der by a man, thin and blaok, as
If his skeleton was framed with
"i AM 8AVKD."
It was Augusta Berton, who said
"I am saved, thank God!"
Borton was raised to tho pit's
mouth and hurried to thc hospital.
His wis who grootod him as ono risen
from the dead, was permitted to be
with him for a short time.
Berton wau in better oonditlon than
tho thirteen other miners rescued
M jireh 20. Strange bojsay be thought
be bad been in his living tomb only
Ho thus desoribed his frightful ex
perienceB, whlob he had sought to end '
by killing himself.
"I was working with my cousin
when an explosion occurred, and we
became separated. Alone I groped
about in the dark, trying to lind an
outlet. I found a dead horse, but
could not eat its llesb. Then I found i
some lunoh bags which had belongil
to men who wero killed, and I lived
on the food I found In them and
drank from puddles. I suffered from
the cold and took clothing and shies
from the dead. I a'so found three
watches and 24 sous.
"At one time I gave up hope and 1
tried to ommlt su'clde by opening a i
vein, but it didn't bleed much. I slept :
ten times and tried to count the day h
estimating that eight days had pass
ed sinoe the explosion."
DKBTEUCTION OF 8AM JD'E.
An 13Arti quake- Dleautor That Has
Boon Overlooked? ,
Od the mornln of the Sn Fran- 1
cisco earthquake the city of Sau Jose
was practically destroyed lu tho busi
ness entere, and more tl an one-half ;
of the homes lu tho residence sec-Jon
was so damaged or destroyed that re
pairing will he beyond question. Fif
teen lives were lost and the property
loss is more than $8 000,000. Five
thousand persons were rendered home
less and destitute, and many rich and
prosperous mercantile Arms were re
duoed to beggary.
Thehandscmc and massive biiot
building of the ll .man Catholic
Cburob of St, Patricks, costing moro
than 8160.000 sltuated-at Santa Ulura
and 0 Jr Btreoto, waa a ruin. Two
blocks away the San Jose High School
a five story building of brick and
stone i reoted at a cost of $00,000, was
a pile of debris.
Io was along 1st, 21, J i, Muket,
Santa Clara and San Fernand I no
street!! that the greatest ruin was
wrought. Here building after buil
ding had como tumbling to the grt und
and three, four and live story struct
ures of brick, stone and Iron, that
had been the pride of San J.se, lay
jumbled piles cf debris.
Tue greatest loss of lifo was at the
State Insane Asylum, situated at Ag
ne w's three miles north of San Jose,
where 117 patients, confined in thc
wards, and nine officers and atten
dants were mushed to death ber eat!;
the falling walls walls and ?0018-the
entire main building and both wings
having collapsed at thc first sheck.
Late on Wedneslay afternoon mar
tial law was declared, Dlrcoily all of
he saloons closed, and two hundred
?pedal policemen and deputy sheriff
vere sworn lu to assist the regular
police and military in preserving law
At narlom, Ga., Mrs. Tom H.
Dunaway committed suicido late
Thursday night by taking strychnine.
She was at home with the family, and
went In the next room, and returned
in a few moments and calmly bald:
"1 have taken the dose I've wanted
to for Borne time." lu less than
twenty minutes she was dead. She
was fifty-?vo years of age and had
been in bad health for two or three
years, whlob is thought to bo tho
cause of her rash act. She had on
several occasions threatened to kill
herself, but they thr-'ght she was
Joking. She is survlveo by a devoted
husband, eight daugl ?ers and three
sons. She will be buried at the Union
Baptist clune') cemetery Saturday
morning at 10.30,
Ohut Ulm UuftO,
A upfc'al from Grosbeck, Texas
savs: While being conveyed to j\ll in
ohe custody of two c fillers, a negro
whom it is alleged assaulted the
daughter of J. A. ID 18bland, a farmer
of Delta, at an early hour thin morn
ing, was taken from the ? ill ??ra by a
1 posse of oltl/.msand held until the ar
rival of the girl's father. When ICust
'? land rode up he ordered the crowd to
stand back, and emptied b th barrels
1 of his shotgun loaded with buckshot
I into thc negro, killlug him Instantly.
? There ls no excitement.
Throe at a Hirth.
Thc Greenwood Christian Appeal
r says: Mr. and Mrs C. K (tollington,
j >t Gilbert, S. C., have turee most in
- tcestlng children young Methodist
. We give bolow their names, ages and
?f weight: Elsie, three months, weighs
/ ll 1-2 pounds, Ilessle, three month::,
t weighs 12 pound"., Lessie, three
c months, weighs 12 1-2 pounds, it
will bo seen that these three bright
and sprightly young Methodist ar?
triplets. Mr. and Mrs. Dallington an
the recipients of much congratula
Shot lu i '? ok.
y Farley Oallops, 30 years of ago. whe
a resides live miles north of Cusseta, Ga ,
c was brutally assassinated near his
y home Thursday morning. Gallop.*
i- and a companion had gone turkej
hunting, and some ono came wi bl: lr
b thirty fceb of him and lilied his back
full of huokshot. Hts companloi
1( oame to Gusset at once for a physic ai
?e b"t stated that he would bo dead be
p fore he oould reach him. Tho part]
>r who fired the shob was not Iden tl lied
kt but waa soon running.
Of Chinatown Revealed by the
WAS HOME OF CRIMF.
Thc Place Was Furrowed With Numbers
ol Underground Tunnel?, Which Had
Been Seen by Few White Men.
Many Prisoners Were
Mild or Murdered.
Not until the earthquake shook the
rickety houses to the oarth to bo do
atroyed by Ure did the authorities of
San Francisco realize what manner of
placo was the much advertised China
town, the mecca of all tourists in Cal
ifornia, the spot In whloh 26 OOO Gu?
?ese lived Uko so many pralrlo dogs,
B;JS the Now York Herald.
When tho high winds which came
after the lire blew the ashes away, the
yawning mouths of tunnels whloh the
police had long suspected, were re
vealoi. Entrances to?.these passages
was so care'illly hidden that only the
leaders of thc tongs, who used the
lamp dungeons for places of meeting
ar to plot tho death of a vlotim-tho
samo room often acing as tho oxocu
?on dungeon ones the market man
was taken below the level of the
Ono cf San Franolsoo's alort detec
tives, naid to be tho best-posted mau
on Chinatown, stood at tho corner of
Bartlett alley and declared:
F jr years I have been trying to
roaou tho tunnels, whloh I know to
exist uuder this Chinese city. What
?roes on down there one cm only o m
j eel ur?, but it is a thousand times
worse than the sins and vloos which are
pract cjd by these Mongolians in the
Streets and gambling houses you ern
see from tl is corner. Girls in the bloom
of youth are smuggled over tho Cana
dian border, brou ?ht here lu the night,
and con ti lcd in dungeons, perhaps
never to lo k upon thu light of the sun
again, although thty may live for
Very few white men have visited the
underground passages, certainly none
of San Francisco's police force, for
every man in the department was wat
ohed when he entered Chinatown and
tho hurveillanoj did noft ooase wfcUe.
lie remained there. Secretary Tslng, '
a prominent membor of the Chinese
aristocracy, stationed for polltioal rea
sons in the Chinese legation at the
capital of Peru, was a member in high
standing in a soolety of couslderaole
political inlluence in China, with a
powerful branch in San Francisco.
II? took two white men to the theatre
n Chinatown and boastfully declared
that the real secret of Cninatown had
never been revealed. He conducted
tue men to ti e rear of tho stage, slid
a secret door back, and motioned for
the men to follow him.
For one hour, stooping until their
backs wore strained, the men silently
followed a guide, to Icok upon a cern
pletc new Chinatown, the tunnel lead
mg past seores of doors to dungeons,
against the tars of which seme unfor
tunates pressed their faoes, to jump
ohck from the ll ire of a flickering
ml? ct's light which Tslng carried.
Udder this C lino io oity ware hunJJ
dredsof wjm)n and ohlldrai. T.ioir
videjs milgi)d In gili refrain or
echoed the gi loray murmers of some
who were Buffering. Huddled in group
about a small tire, made from balls of
ooaldutt willoh Ciluise preparo, were
mcrohunts who had returned from
their shops on tho street lovel totheso
holes in the wall to plot and Invent.
The odor of opium was nauseating.
The revulsion of feeling was overpow
i ring. When the street was reached
after climbing a Hight of stairs to the
kitchen of thc chop i.usy "Joint," the
breath of foul air oven in this hole
was i cf resiting.
Hundreds of men went to tholr
deaths each year in Chinatown with
out an inkling of the tragedies being
known to the police. lt was easy to
bury the dead under tho tunnels, 100
feet deep in Chinatown. Members of
tongs mai'kcd for death left friends
behind, mon who refused to oomplaln
.o the local authorities, but who, in
I stead sough?t revenge themselves in
the same liendlsh manner that death
had neon meted out to their fellow
F r years battle waged. Scores and
scores were killed, oven In tho strcots
until tho oitl/uns of San Francisco
threatened to organ'/) a vlgllanoe
committee ar d wipe Chinatown from
the face of 'Frisco. This had Its ef
fect. Tue war was carried below the
streetB, where dying men could
scream In agony and not be heard.
The slave trailla has enriched many
Chinese, suavo merchants who led
simple lives above the street, but who
retired to the subterranean passages
and their slavo marts to put upon the
blonk the newest arrivals from the
slave market in Canton.
Gambling has always existed there.
Toe gamblers c jinposed the bad cle
ment. They fought for one another's
gold, cimmltted murder to obtain
meat.s with which tocntor gimes of
fantail and other Chin?se dovioos of
' chance, and slept away tholr daylight
' hours In a bunk somowhoro down be
low the street, steeped 'in the lu met
1 of opium, a sordid mass of human
tty until naturo awoke the brain te
There never will be such a China
town in San Francisco again. Thcst
j people will be sent to a district fai
] from tho heart of the now city, when
i thoy will be undor suoh olose BUrveil
, lance that practioos of tho past wll
i bo stopped when they bogln. Provis
i lon will be mado to suppress tho tongi
: for all time, if this oan be accomplish
? No one will over know how man;
. lives v/crc lost In Chinatown, lt ls;
t moral oertalnty that men overoom
. with opium, tho slave women In thel
dungeons and many a helpless wreto]
unconscious from morphlno were kill
ed when the tremor of the earth top?
pied the buildings down to be con
sumed in a short time by the fire.
Citizens who have visited the re
mains of this plague spot were aston
ished at the catacombs which lay ex
posed. It ls improbable that any at
tempt will* be made to reach the
bodies of Chinese victims. Ejirth will
be thrown into the gaping abyss,
burying for all time tho vlotims of
the disaster and blotting out forever
the sites of these dens of vloe and
horriblo chambers of sin.
AFTER ?1LLMAN8 BOA LP.
said Railroads wm Try to i>cfo?t
Htm for Sonnte
A letter from Washington to the
Columbia Reoord sayB tho first gun
shot of opposition to Senator Tillman's
renomination to the senate came Wed
nesday in a letter from Detroit, lu
whloh it is stated that the railroads
aro understood to bo proparing to de
feat him for reelection and to try to
send some man to Washington that
they oan manage
While there has been speculation as
to whether or not there was any one
in South () irollua who oared to meet
the senator on tho stump during the
present summer to content his seat in
the senato, and while several local
men have been suggested from time
to time as possessing tho necessary
requirements, eto , the railroads have
been watching him, and keeping track
of tho light ho has boen making for
netter rates since the senate bill was
turned over to him to manage. Tuls
has not suited the railroads of the
oountry. These gigantic corporations,
looking ahead in tho future, BOO that
nc ls making trouble for them. They
have agreed that they caunot stand
for this, and he has been notified,
through pcoplo in the far West, that
he may look fer defeat if it ls in their
power to carry out their plans.
He has been asked tho point blank
question whether ho proposes to con
tinue to wage war against the rail
roads and corporate Interest, and the
people who haw. Inaugurated the
movement say that they demand of
him a oategorical answer to many
questions that they will shortly put to
While tho roads aro playing Senator
Tillman, they aro at the same time
making others dnuce to the musio, one
of these being Representative Charles
E. Townsend, ot Mlohlgao, author of
tho Esoh-Towusond rate bill. The
South Carolina man ls ready for any
H?ht thc roads may make In their ef
forts to unseat him.
BIG BU UN AT BAMBERG.
?OYoral Hui Ulinda I) Jut roy od Boforo
,-VA? Fii o Sltrnqvoui
Bamberg was viBlted early Thurs
day morning by one of the most
destructive fires in its history. The
los :ii and insurances are as follows:
Tho Bamberg Cotton Mill Co., lost
ono mill whloh, with its contents, ls
estimated at $17 OOO. Tho insurance
amounted to $13,100.
Mr. G. B Himberg lost three build
ings. Mr. Bamberg deals In horses,
wagons and mules, eto., and sucoccd
ed in saving hh live stook. The loss
in his case is $16,000, and tho insur
Mr. J. P. Ott suffered tho losa of
his dwelling, valued at $1,250. In
Mr. George F, Hair lost his dwell
ing, a cottage and stahlt ; a loss of
$1,500. Insurance $1 200.
Mr. G." A. Green lost a cottage, val
ued at $700.
Mr. B. J. Uelk lost a grist mill and
wagon work", valued at $5 000. In
Mr. J B Folk lost a small dwell
ing, valued at $100.
Mr. J. IO Jennings loses property
valued at $150, no lnsuranoe.
Mr. G. W. Wilson, L B. Fowlor, J.
L. Murphy, D. J. Barl zog, Mrs.
Saunders and several other oltizdns
sustained small losses from hurried
moving, eto. Their losses were not
covered by insurance.
It is not known how the fire origi
nated. Tho watchman at thc mill
fl/st discovered the blaze, but there
was no means cf checking the fUmes,
owing to tho fact that thc mill Ure
engine had blown out a cylindor head
tho day before. This unfortunate
occurrence forced the property owners
to allow the fire to burn Itself out
with only slight resistance.
A dispaoh from San Franolsoo nays
at throo o'oloek Wednesday afternoon
a shook of eartl : quake was felt. It
lasted nearly a minute and caused
considerable alarm. A number of
walls of burned buildings whloh were
standing we?o thrown down and frail
buildings wero considerably shaken
up but tho damago dono was slight.
The shock caused the doath of Mrs
Annie Whltakor, aged 25 years. Mrs.
Whittaker was at work in the kltohon
of her homo on Shotwcll street in tho
Mission district, when the shook
c*.mo. The chlmnoy whloh had been
loft In a tottering condition hythe
heavy oarthquako crashed through
tho roof on the woman and fraotured
The Now York American says Apol
lo, If alive Thursday, would havo to
share laurels as a physically Ideal man
with John F. Logan, aged twenty-live
of No. 83 Taylor street, Brooklyn,
who received ono hundred por cent.
In his examination for membership In
tho Creator Now York polloe force,
' This is thc second time in tho history
of the Pol loo Dopartmont that a can
didate ha? boon pronounced physical))
( perfect, the case being all the mort
remarkable in that only one other ap
Meant in 30,000 examined has conn
. within fifteen por ocnt. of lt. Prospeo
tlve Patrolman Logan travollod thret
years with thc Buffalo Bill show as i
( bareback rldor and spent two yoars li
, Cuba as a United States oavalrymai
lu Troop K.
9 Laid to Kout.
Admiral Paul Jones' body, brough
from Paris, whoro lt had lain burldi
y for nearly a hundred yoars, was plac
a ed in Banoroft hall, Annapolis, o
e Tuesday amid Imposing ooromoniet
r inoludlng a speech by the president o
ti the United States,
Horrible State of Affairs in a
Ot the Defenceless Inmates ot a Govern?
meat Institution in the City of
Wnuxingtou. People Not Insane .
Confined in the Bull Pen,
A Typical Case.
An investigation of Sb Elizabeth's
hospital, Washington D. C , the home
of many afflloted government employ
ees, army and navy effisors and mem
bers cf the marine oorps, by tho house
committee on tbo District ot Colum
bia, has disclosed a horrible state of
Speaking of the discipline at this
institution, tho committee In lt* re
port sj?ys: "It would appear from
oomplatnts and statements made to us
that ?'.trait-Jaokets, handouils, etc.,
are in frequent usc; that the'feeding*
tubo has been upon oocaslons thrust
down the throat as a method and dis
cipline, as well as of alleged necessity;
that 'wiring* out by wot towels and
'toweling' witb dry towels plaoed
about the patient's ucek and twisted
from behind until the patient fall?
over semi oonsoious (sometimes with
soap in tho mouth) ls not an uncom
mon practice; that the "saddle" haa
been used at times, a contrivance upon
which refractory patients aro said to
bo placed in a reclining position, fas
tened, hand, foot and neck, and so
that no movement in possible except
to roll tue eyes around a olrounisorlbed
area of the ceiling, and thus left for
1 '.i-'toking and cuffing by attendants
for failure to obey c;ders or do work
properly, or for taking an extra spoon
ful of beans at table, etc, id allegeu.
An incident ls told of an attendant,
disturbed at night by a somnambulis
tic patient, striking him intbe mouth,
and knocking htm down, and oarrylng
lils .wn hand in a bandage for several
days xtn consequence; and of another
attendant breaking a patient's leg in
"There are diff?rent ways of train
ing a horse-but one attendant made
the statement that he was intruoted
to mako patients fear him as he would
a horse, eto., and he oammenced doing
so his tlrst day on duty, by knocking
a patient down and chocking him, af
ter whioh he had no trouble with that
"Many other like occurrences arc
reported, but these are more than suf
tlotent, if true, to present a vivid con
trast to the metbods of gentleness and
sympathy oar ried out in other insti
Many attempts have been made re
cently by inmates of tbe hospital to
s; care the services of attorneys to ef
fect their releaoe, such attempts have
invariably been followed by brutal and
Inhuman treatment. Ouocase in point
ls that of an old man named Willis
who was not insane and wanted to be
released. Of this case tho committee
says. "The Willis case ls no doubt ex
ceptional; this ls a brief of ita history.
An old man, but vigorous of body and
Intellect, was prevailed upon to deed
valuable property to a relativo. He
waB drugged In Ne? York, taken 1,000
miles to a soliders' homo at Milwau
kee, Wis., from there to St. Elizabeth;
there regarded as Insane, and his
statements taken as proof positive of
"persecutory mania." Ile was punish
ed In the hospital for his attempts to
secure legal release; his pension of
$12 per month used Oy tbe hospital;
his pension of $50 per month for life
as an old employee of Arnuld, Consta
ble & Co., commuted and released by
tbo relative to whom he had deeded
the property for a cash payment; he
ls now penniless and friendless, and
his prospeots for escape from lifo Im
prisonment from among tho insane
are exceedingly small.
"A woman, believing this man's
story secured a writ of babeas corpus
for him and tho oase oamc bofore Jus
tice Wright, of the supreme court of
the Distrlot of Columbia. Ito held tho
commitment unconstitutional and Ille
gal, and said 'ono might as well arguo
that a polloeman could ho authorized
to arrest a cltizon, charge him with
murder, pronounce him guilty, and
bang him to a lamp post.1 Willis was
thon discharged after having been held
In tho hospital two years and wassent
out without one ponny.
"In the Shaft or case, lt appears he
was too religious to suit tho taste of
an official In the hospital ward at the
soldiers' home, who commanded him
to stop praying with tbe sick inmates;
Ids refusal caused Imm?diate trans
fer to St. Elizabeth. There he show
ed no signs of insanity, but his re?
quests for dlsoharge woro refused and
his reloase by habeas corpus resisted,
i Finally ho managed to havo his case
brought into court and he was found
perfectly sano in evory respect and or
i derod to be disohargod.
Thore aro about 500 Indigent pa
' ? lents at St. Elizabeth's, and these,
tho committee says, are con il ned in
i tho bull pen.
: "The bull pen is a triangular enolos
. uro of about three aorcs, of whiol:
i about one-half ls occupied by build
lugs. It ls surrounded by brick walli
9 and high paling fonces, through whiol
i tho inmates oan be seen tram pin?
l wearily baok and forth Uko caged ani
ti mais, or siting listlessly walting th
bell for meals. Somo havo beon thor
for a decade or over. One old ?oldie
In this pen stated that he was troatoi
J as woll as any old dog shut up In
" back yard with water to drink and
?" tough ohunk to gnaw on; if ho did no
n attempt to dig out, or Jump tho feno?
l< or howl at the moon, ho was left alon
and kept out of trouble,"
W, W, PiUOJB.
TH 13 LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGAT
ING COM M II Ti ; CKITIOISED.
It is Aflflortod That It Is a Political
Maohine to Defeat Senator
Mr. W. W. Prloe, the Washington
correspondent ol the Columbia Re ?
cord, sends the following to that ?
The legislative committee appoint
ed to investigate dispensary affairs is 1
fast developing into a mere adjunct
of the maohine in South Carolina (
that is trying to defeat Senator Till- 1
i?..-n was the Important statement 1
m?do here Wednesday by a promiuei.i !
man from that stato. "it> is too .".[>
parent for even the most opaque mind :
to remain In Ignorance, and there is
much feeling in the state among thc
Then tho South Carolinian, who j
has been an intimate friend of Sena
tor Tillman for years, went on to say:
"I Buppose the leaders of tho outilt ,
have come to the conclusion that no
body in the stato bas sense enough '
to see what all this means. I do not
know a worse example of apparent in
tentional desire to in volvo Senator
Tillman in trouble than has recently
boon shown, lt ls getting so open
that lt begins to look as if the whole
oojeot of the committee was to lind 1
something that would hurt the South
Carolina senator. Of course they
can't do this, as there is nothing to
lind. Why doesn't this committee
handle the importent and knotty
affairs they have in hand-the illegal
purchases of supplies for the hu t ku
tlon for the last two yearsv 1 do not
believe that a drop of whiskey has 1
been legally bought for the dispensary '
in two years. Yot I don't see any 1
profound effort to get busy on this
subjeot. If this committee was ap 1
pointed to mako an impartial Investi
gation and leave personal and polltl- ?
cal bias out of it there ls plenty of '
room for a completo change of p:o
"While this new outilt that is try
lng to oomo into power in the stato lt 1
bitterly hostile to thc dispensary its
whole game ls to involve Senator Till
man If possible, no matter whether it 1
has to bo done by dirty insinuations 1
about piano purchases or any other \
>ay. W?U, I imagine that before
oho senator and his friends get
h rou H h with some of these chaps (
there will be something doing.
"The game the people of South :
Carolina want to watoh now ls the <
little one of bow we are going to set- *
tie up the question of these Illegal '
payments. This is full of more possl- I
biilties tuan all tue trip* toCintMnna- <
tl and olsewhere to And whether 1
Senator Tillman returned rebates
thirteen years ago. It's funny bow 1
earnestly some of these people are
digging after matters thirteen years
old, yet with wba& ponderous slow
ness latter day a If il rs are being gone
into. Jsn't it strang? ?
"The next 1 glslature, if lt repre
sents tho voice of the people, as I be
lieve lt will, may take a new taok at
the investigating business. I do not
wish to go into details now, but 1
should not be opposed to a blanket
investigation, taking in ovorybody
abd everything right on down to the
present moment That might bring
out some interesting things."
The statement 1B made that Sena
tor Tillman's friends in South Caro
lina and out aro writing him letters
indicating that there is getting to bc
disgust in many quarters with some
of the present metuods and that there
is not tho oon?denoo there was nome
I do not know anything about these
matters oxoept what I hear. I do
know, though, that people coming up
from the state, both friends and op
ponents of Senator Tillman, rather
agreo lu tho idea tho prime object in
Borne directions seems to be to hunt
the oarth ovor for matter that may
Injure Senator Tillman, no matter
what tho expense or how it is done.
The url float-Ion of tho dispensary, it
ls d 'lanni, ls simply a secondary af
fair. "Anything to get Tillman In
trouble," was the way auothor South
Carolina mau put lt._
Tho Columbia State says: Mr. D
L. Boozer of Chester was hero Thurs
day to nonsuit with Gov. Hayward re
latlve to having additional effort mide
; o capture Will Perry, colton m ll op
eratlvo, who shot Langley Hoc/, r, the
son of Mr. Rjczor, at Wylie's mill, In
Chestor, about a year ago. Tue gov
ernor has already offered a he ivy re
ward and will try todo all that he can
to locate the fugitive. To the $uoo
already elf ired, Mr. Boozer lias added
$400 on his own account, but l o says
ho ls willing to give all of the $1,000
himself if the murderer can bo captur
ed, dead or ?vii ve. Ho has sent out cir
culara with a description and photo
graph of Porry.
Near Savannah on Thursday morn
ing while the sohoonor Jennie Thomas
was putting to Boa, cn route to Haiti
more, an explosion occurred on board.
Qasollno was carried as fuel for a
hoisting englno on the schooner. One
man, a sailor, whoso name is not
known, was Instantly killed, and an
other so badly injured that he is
dying. The sohoonor caught fire from
the explosion and it required a hard
fight to extinguish the M imes. The
schooner is now putting baok to tho
olty and will arrive during tho after
noon. Two tugs are towing her. Tho
Thomas was lumbor laden. She th
ownod largely by Savannah parties.
\ Mall* Killed Ulm.
IlCOaUBO ho .'?e. vc? ed his connection
1 with and refused to contribute to the
1 Maila Society, Antonia Saspo wa*
< shot throe times at an Italian oam*
* ucar Seymour, Conn., Thursday oven
B lng. Francisco Culplno, who did tin
0 shooting, robbed the dying man o:
r $500, whioh ho had saved to bring bli
* wlfo and ohildron to this oountry
a Culpino, who is olghteon yoars old
R terrorized thc whole camp and throat
t enod to shoot any one who attomptei
*. to detain him. Ho boarded tho 0 1
0 o'clock train and escaped, and lt wa
two hours later before any of thor
dared Inform the poHoo.
ff ! -=
TWELVE TO FIFTEEN PERSONS
Vany Injured and Missing io Belle
vue and Stoneburg, Be
A dispatch from Fort Worth, Tex?
?s, says a tornado has swept away the
bown of Bellevue and damaged the
bown cf Stonoburg. Meagre advices
reooived state that the town of Belle
vue ls totally destroyed, 12 or 16 per
lons have been killed, and many injur
ed and missing. Fire is destroying the
ul ns caused by tho tornado. A speolal
-tain has boen started from Bowie,
rexas, 125 miles distant from the
iceun. iioiioTHO ia * town of 1,600 In*
A dispatch from Bellevue says a
-ornado which swept through that
plaoo Ihursday night destroyed every
?liing in Its p th and as a result prac
tically the entire town ls a mass of
.nins, only three buildings now stand
ing. At least ll persons are dead and
i number are injured. Tho tornado
was followed by lire which consumed
This report is being sent from the
bop cf a telephone pole a mile from
Bellevue, but lt ls as olose as a wire
nan be had. The town of Bellevue con
usled of over 200 ht uses. Among those
who are known to have boen killed
ure: ll L. Russell, wife and four ohil
Jr n; A. D. Barr, Tom Mount, W. W.
Bill, candidate for county treasurer ol
Olay county ; two members of the Gray
The seriously Injured. Two daugh
Urs of N.E. Smith of Bowie; Mrs.
: lan lt., Mr. Gray, and seven mom born
If his family, two of whom have slnoe
He?-, Mrs. McGraw.
The whole business seotion of the
town and all stocks of merchandise
were destroyed. Among the business
houses destroyed are Nelson and
3plve>. M. Spradley, Ogontz & Rob
loy'B hour mill.
A. D Oarr was caught in a build
ing, mashed to death and his body ?B
believed to have been oremated.
The tornado was a mlle wide and
'.raveled over the earth for a dis tance
it olght milos, leveling everything in
its path; ruining orops and destroying
ill farm houses and barns on the way
mis seotion ls thiokly settled and lt
will bj tomorrow before there are
jomplete reports of the dead.
Toe faou that so few were killed la
icoounted for by the faot that praoti
:ally every house was equlpded with a
itorm cellar and people went to .them
is soon as they saw the tornado ap
^roaching. Those who had no storm
)ollors or who could net reach them
wore tue ones W?O Suffered.
Last winter many lives were lost in
tho same neighborhood by a tornado.
O??I TO PI BOBS.
Poll Bot.voem tho Oars While Steal
ing a Ride.
A dispatch from Darlington to The
State says: Emory Miller, a bright
hoy about 12 years old, met a horrible
death hero Saturday afternoon about
5 o'clcck, when a shifting train near
cue cotton factory literally out his
body in two. At the time of the ac
cident the llttlo fellow was swinging
on to a moving box car. Losing his
grip, he fell sprawling on the traok,
where the life was cushod out of him
by the wheels of the tender and big
engine. The wheels of the train
passed over the lower part of bis body,
cutting his figure almost In half and
when found a few minutes later his
head and body were on one side of the
traok and his lower limbs on the
other. One arm was also badly
Alert on foot and aotlve In body,
the boy was caught by oar after oar
AH they were shifting from the main
track to tho switch and had hardly
more than leaped on this one when
ne met his traolo end. About three
or four witnessed this awful death
and it was not without warning from
his cldors that the deceased ?odo at
Hie peril of his life. E nery Miller
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Miller. His father ls superintendent
of ono of tho oard rooms at tho ojtton
mill In Darlington.
That wbioh makes tho death of
young Miller peculiarly sad ls the fact
that his mother and others were mak
lng Ice orcam for a festive occasion
when told of tho uuexpeoted and
horrible death of hor boy. A Jury
was drawn this afternoon and tho
body viowod. The inquest will not
oe held until Sunday.
Killed Ul? Drothor.
A dispatoh from Homer says there
was a sad tragedy at Gaddys' mill, a
plaoo about six milos oast of thore,
Thursday morning. Two brothers,
about 10 and 12 years of ago, became
involved in a quarrel, and the young
er securing a shotgun fired on hts
brothor at OIOBO range, the load tak
ing effect in his baok ranging upward
and ooming out Just above the collar
bono. The boy died two hours later.
They aro sons of Bryant, the man
that killed Provatt at that place sev
oral years ago, and after being placed
in tho penitentiary under a life sen
tonoe committed suicido by opening
the Jugular veins la his nook with i
pair of scissors.
Out To Ptooeu.
James M. Thompson was killed bj
Shirley at 24 Berean avenue, Atlanti
Thursday night at 7 o'clock, behif
litoral ly out to pieces. Thompson wa
feaafully slashed and dlod In two min
utes. Tho killing r?sult?e fromaquar
roi between Thompsons son and Shit
loyB youngor brother. Th? older mei
took it up, tho Ile was passed and re
turned, and Shirely claims Tnompsoi
out him first and that he then prc
ooeded to uso his knife.
A dispatoh from Washington &%]
tho faot has leaked out that Senat'
Tillman was invited to the Whli
House last Monday afternoon to mei
the Fronoh naval entiers who we:
received by the President, prior to tl
Joan Paul Jones ceremonies at A:
napolls, Tuesday. Senator Tlllmi
did not aoctpt the invitation.
HARD TO KILL
Dr. Dean on Recent Slaughter
of the Dajas
IN THE PHILIPPINES
The Doctor Missed Beleg at tb? Sees? .
Day or Two ?ad Talks laterestlsg
tr ot the Fanatical Native?
Who He Says Will Never
Dr. F. W. S. Dsan, a young Green*
vlllian, who has a commission lo th?
army, and who has seen a desi bf
lighting in the Pnlllpplnet th? patt
few years, was In Columbia a few
days ago on bis way home from th?
Islands. Dr. Dean talked In an In?
tereBtlng way to the representative ot
The Record concerning the much*
calked of battle of the orator of Jolo,
where some 600 native men and wo?
men were surrounded by Unele Sam's
men and shot to death by direction of
Roosevelt's pet, General Wood.
"I bad just left Jolo at the time of
che battle," said Dr. Dean, "but X
know something about that so-called
mtrago. Yes; tho women wera killed
?long with the men, as they should
save been killed. Those people were
i band of thieves and robbers, who
collected themselves in that orator
ind sent word to Governor Scott de*
fying him and telling him that If ho
wanted anything of them that ho
knew whore they were.
"It was a caso of killing them or
laving our men killed. Those people
\re Mohammedans and fight to tho
feath. There ls no conquering them,
ind the women fight the same as tho
men. A native will not hesitate whoa
oe ls pushed to lt to throw himself on
\ bunch of American soldiers with tho
certainty of death before him. Bo
docs nc' >opa to get out alive, but he
?blnks V \t if he can kill oao Christian
ie will \ \ straight to glory. Thoo?
people do. ft surrender. , '!
"Thoonlv way to pacify the islands
is to exterminate the maloontoots
thoroughly. Things will newer bo
itraighcened out down there unless
ohore ls a decided change In tho atti
tude of the people of the States. It ta
as with tho negro in this country, ooo
section of the country pulling one way
and the other the other way. There ta
too much politics in this Filipino bus*
mess. And the strangest thing to soo
ls to see Southern people taking side*
with the natives. Tno Philippines
should be ?dd or taken out of politic?
in somo way.
"Our sentries aro shot from ambush
whenever there ls an opportunity pre
sented to these wild fools. It has been
dlffloult recently to got guns to them
Uere of late, but even now they oosao
In and are bought uppromptly. A riflo
ls worth $200 In gold in that section
now, but even at that price the na
tives got bold of them,
Palled His Te?tnt
M. Lsbourraye, a dentist of Paris,
was found insane and sont to tho Sal*
petrlero for observation and treat
ment. A few days ago the secretary
of one of the deputies entered Labor*
raye's dental offloo to have a tooth ox*
traoted whtoh had caused him consid
erable pain. The dentist asked the pa
tient to sit tn the operating ohair,
and then, drawing a ro vol ver and
pointing it at tho f rlghtoned secretary
wilone toothache disappeared as by
maglo, exclaimed: "If you move a
muaolo when I am taking out your
teeth, you are a dead mao. M
Tue maniac then proceeded to putt
the secretary's teeth. One af ter the
other he remover! with great skill,
while the patient lay motionless IO
the chair. When eight teeth had been
pulled out), the dentist said, "That
#111 do for today. You have been
very quiet. Fifteen francs, plo ISO ll
The secretary paid without hesitation
ind staggered out of the oin oe. Ho
went to the nearest police station and
told bis story. A force of polios was
sont, and when they entered th?
room the madman opened fire on
?tiem. He shot ono of the policemen
in the arm, and another In the log
bofore be could bo knocked down and
Want? Another Queen.
Toe New York American ssys when
Adele Rltohlo, of the "Soolal Whirl,"
at the Casino, was confronted Thura,
day night with an offer of marriage
from a real live Prince, she con fessed
afterwards that she felt decidedly
"flustered." It really mada her ditsy
when sho learned that this scion ot
royalty had actually fallen in lp ve
with her ploturo In far away Singa
poro. Hut when she heard from Low
Qek Seng, the emissary sont to ask
> Miss Ritchie to "design to notice h?
honorably humble master," that tho
lovelorn Prlnoe wai ono Sarong T?bete
ot Slam, and that bo already has a
i harem containing sixty wives, the ao*
- tress saw ber visions of princely glory
I fading. She reserved her decision.
Burned to DAath.
Three ohlldren wero burned to
doatd in the destruction by Aro Sat*
D urday night of tho Presbyterian Mis
sion school at Lawson, Raleigh oona
1 ty, W. Va, The school aeoomodated
" both boarding and day pupils, Tho
vi ott ms wero two sisters named Mo*
)r /! Burned City.
ia A map Just publlshedof tho bu mod
it dlstriot ot San Francisco shows an aroa
re ooverlng 463 olty blocks, III of Whtoh
ie aro south of Market street ?nd 342 ta
n- the north end. It ls estimated that
m the buildings destroyed will bo In tho
neighborhood of sixty thousand.