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??IX) TH, GBEAT LIBB?TT, ITSPIBf OUB lO&Li AW? S?AJfE CUB LIVES I? THY P06^JQ??ION HAPPT OB O?B DEATHS GLOBIOU? XV THY OA?MJ.
BENNETTSV?IXE, S. C., FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 16, 1906.
But Balance of Democratic State
Ticket ts Elected.
FRAUD IS CHARGED
By the Democrats, As the Returns Were
Held Back in the Republican
Strongholds In the County
Districts Poi Some Pur
pose Or Oilier.
A dispatoh from New York under
date of November 6 savs awordlner to
Incomplete roturns from ail over thc
State received up to 10 30 o'olcok to
night, Charles E. Hughes, tho Ropub
lioan candidate, has beeu eleotcd gov
ernor of the State over William Hau
dolph Hearst tho nominee of tho Dom
ooratlo party and tho Independence
league, by approximately a plurality
Of 40,000. Two years ago Gov. Hig
gins was elected on tue Republican
tlokot by 80,600.
There was Homo doubt expresrod to
night at to tho fate of the Democratic
and Independence league tickets out
side of Mr. Hearst, sovtral of the
New York newspapers whioh have
been supporting Mr. Hughes, deo ar
lng that there was a oh ano;.? that tho
subordinate unicorn of tho Democratic
and Independence league combination
had been oleotod.
The latest ligures seem to indicate
that Mr Hoghes' plurality above the
Bronx will exceed 116.000. To offset
this Mr. Hearst's plurality in Great
er New York will probably be frc m
"76,000 to 80.000. In Brooklyn,
where Sonator Patric* H. McGanen
made a bitter fight against Hearst,
the latter carried tho borough by a
small plurality, probably, 4,000. At
one time it seemed that Hughes had
been Buocasbful in Brooklyn, but the
late returns were ail Bt ron gi y lu favor
of the Di mocratic oandidate,
Mr. Hearst bas been given a major
tty of nearly 70,000 In Manhattan and
the Bronx. Q leeue county, whioh in
dudes Loon Island C ty, has ?one for
Hear3t by irom 0,000 to 8,roo and
Riohmond (Staten Island) lias also
given tho Dcmcoratio candidato a
ALL OKI'S IN BUT UK A HST.
With tho eulcial vote of but throe
counties missing Thursday night,
Lewis Stny vouant Chanlor apparently
is oleotod lieutenant governor of tho
Democratic-Independence leaitue tiok
et by a plurality approximating i,?
700 votes over M. Linn Bruco, Re
publican. To arrive at these figureb
Bruce's probable pluralities in tho
.??Ujfttii?s o' Essex, Oo*?*rio and
Niagara aro bast d on tuc voto for tho
Republican gubernatioual candidate.
Fulton county is also missing ex
cepting a statement of Bruoa's plural
ity over Ohanler. Whilo Blight
ohanges may bo mude in tho returns
from several counties, it la not be
lieved they will materially reduce
Chanter's lead, but ou the contrary
may lnorease it It appears that
all the other candidate on the
Democratic Siato ticket are eleoted
by small pluralities.
THINKS llKAKST WILL WIN.
Chairman Conners of tho Demo
oratio State committee Thursday
issued a oall for a meeting of the
full committoo to bo belo Friday
The object of the meeting ls to Ce?
vise plana "to safeguard tho interests
of tho Democratic State ticket "
"I decided early today to cad the
Democratic State oemmltte together
to proteot tho intercala of the State
ticket," said Cnairman Conners.
"From telegrams 1 havo received lt ir
plain that the Rt publican mau" ino ib
resorting to its old thievish knavery
in order to beat our ticket. There is
absolutely no doubt that tho tioket
ls eleoted with tho exception of Mr.
There is also absolutely no doubt
that the returns are hoing held back.
There ls no doubt that Bruco is run
ning behind Hughes up tho State 1
firmly bellevo that BU flu olen t lode
pendenoe league vote:? have tot been
counted in many counties to otcr.ase
greatly tho pluralities of Hughes and
possibly elect Mr. Hearst.
"Wo are going to get an honest
count of the vt to and we arc not only
going to protect tho men making the
canvaBnejft Tuesday, but wo aro go
lng to get right to work now on thc
Illcw Out tho Oas
At Pensacola, Fla., a man part?an.
Identified a? W. E. Roger, of Luoa
dale, MIKS., ls (load and ids wife ls in
a dying condition aa the result of us
phyxlation. The coupe occupied *
roc m a Wright street boarding bouse.
Failing to appear the door of the room
was forced open and the man found
dead. The ?oman ls still unconscious
Letters in deceased's pecktts appxa
to ideneifi him, There were abo fun: d
upon his perron two rf vol v rs, a dirk
and brans knuckles and 8;j60 sowed In
the lining of his clothes.
Hilled n Fiend,
A mob of seyeral hundred white
cit'ms from the oort horn put of
1*? Madison County, Fla, wont to Mad
leon, tho county seat, Friday night,
and after disarming tito Jiiler, scour
od a negro prisoner charged with as
sault on Mba Or?mbUng, a young
white woman, near Ii >nson. Tin
orowd took tho negro a snort dtstatot
from Jail, whore bhoy hanged him to
a tree and riddled lils body with bul
lets. Tho negro bad been identifie?
and confessed bia otime
Explosion Ot' I'owdor.
A powder magazine ownod by tht
B. I. Dupont Company and situater
at Tlnloy park, ab ut thirty miie
from Chicago, exploded Thursday
with such forco that wir.low panci
wore broken in thc homo of the Mid
lothian Club, turco miles distant. Ont
man employed to watch the magn/lm
waa killed, but no other lives wen
lost. Tho oause of tho explosion ls
FIFTY 1 MM Ki lt A NT.) HM KUH 10 TO
Claim That Things Were Winvcpvo
8ontod to them Before they
Claiming that the oondltions horo
wero not as had been ropresentod to
them by immigration agents in their
European homo, fifty of the immi
grants who came ovor on tho Witto
kind and wore sent to Darlington
Monday mi ming lef i thoro Thursday
afternoon for Columbia. TheBe im
migrants were sent to Darlington at
thortqueBt of Mr. O. O. Twitty, gen
oral manager of tho Darlington Manu
facturing company and president of
tho Hartsvlllo cotton milln, to work
in the cotton mills. After reaching
Darlington they deolared that thoy
had been told they would get $1.50 a
day, house ront and board freo, and
would be allowed to oultivate free of
rent for live yearn a small tract of
land, tho land to bcoomo their's if they
remained for that length of time
When tboy found that theso oondl
tions did not prevail iii tho milis her
they did not oaro to Btay. Mr. Twit
ty tried in e er y way to induoc them
to remain, but his efforts were un
availing. They would not spend the
night in tho houses provided tor
them nor would they go to rcBturant.
and boarding houses, at ?vbich Mr.
Twitty offered to defray thoir ex
penses until they could bo seut ols .
whero, or until they cared to go;o
work. They aald that thoy would
aooept no favors, and spent tho night
in thc waiting room of tho Atlantic
Coast Line passenger station.
Mayor McCullough, Mr. Henry
Henning and other cltizena opene.
negotiations with them, cffjrlng
them all Boris of lnduoonoonts to get
them to do work other than In the
cotton mill, bub all propositions were
rejected. Hoaring that Rome of their
follow immigrants wero In Columbia,
they lef o the station about 1 o'olook
io walk to that olty, but Mayor Mc
Cullough hoad thom off and promised
to give them transportation on the
train. TJIS offer waa accepted md
they lift for Columbia on the G 29
train. They aro very homcslok, anc:
?.?colare thoy aro going back to their
old homes, but it is hoped that they
will become satisfied and oontcntcd
in Columbia, or wherevor they may
As to thc immigrants, being brought
to this country through false repre
t.entatlons, Col. Watson absolutely
repudiates any suoh suggestion, Col.
Watson says that not only was he
very oareful himself not to paint au>
false piolines; not only was all litera
bure used by tho department censor
vatlve.and truthful\aoj^ojply?weKO ali
che agents employed, by tho" depart
trent lnstruoted to toll prospective
immigrants tho exaot truth, but hr
himself were about among ?he lrarxd
grants before thc WittoUnd sailed
from Bremen and satisfied himself
that thoy were acquainted with just
what they might ex pe cl upon rcaohlng
Tho Immigrants who went tc Dir
ilngton aro Austrians. C d. Watsou
think that tho wbolo trouble is that
they got up to Darlington, were out
off from anybody they knew and
got frightened and very homesick. He
cxpeots to take the matier up and to
quickly smooth their troubles for
tuero, providing thom with homet
.md work whlcu they will fiud to thoir
MMiiAA AND EUACKRRB.
Applied by Women to n Neighbor
iv oman They Ltdn't Iilko.
Four married wemen of the village
of East Handy, four miles from Frank
Un, Pa., on Tuesday treated a neigh
bur to a coat of stove polish, molasteB
Tho were arrested, pleadod guilty
and paid tines of $10 oaoh.
The four women are rcspooted mom
hers of tho community. Thoy ar?;
Mrs. Yerda Lowry, Mrs. Bertha
Br ink man, Mrs. Neille Glaze and Mrs.
Their victim was Mn. Hattie Low
ry, a sister In-law of Mrs. Verda Low
ry, their husbands being brothers.
The four women called at the homo
of Mrs Lowry and to d her thoy in
tended to humiliate her before the
lout unity. Two of tiio women selz
d her whilo tho other two daubed
t? ove palish on her fane. Then mo
tastes was poured over hor head and
feathers were applied.
Thus adorned, tho woman was
marched from her homo to a railroad
camp, where 200 men aro employed.
There was a BuspenBlon of work until
the self-appointed vlgl!anoo commit
tee took thoir victim to tho outskirts
of tho town, where they tied her to ?
;rre and loft her. A man carno along
?alf an hour later and released the
Mri Lowry oamo to Franklin and
hi d warrants issued for tho women
.Sheriff McElhlney went to E.iRt Sandy
and arrested all but Mrs. Pherson,
who wau not at home.
When tho threo were arraigned be
foro Alderman Henderson they plead
Mrs. Glaze said they had no regrets
'or what thoy had dono. Sho said the
tn m vu'? aotions wero Intolerable.
Mts. Lowry, tim vlotlm, said thor?
was no Justification for such treat,
mont and that sho will centime U
live at- Mast ?andy.
At Pittsburg, Thursday ono mai
WHS killed, two fitally Injured an(
? dxtoen others seriously hurt in a dy
I samite explosion shortly after nool
, Thursday. The men aro all forolgn
, ?rs. They wore seated about a Hr
, eating lunoh whon a doz m atioks o
. lynamltc, plaocd near tho Uro t
) thaw, exploded Ono man was blow;
, ' o p cees, another lost a lng and th
j 05'&i of a third were blown out. Tw
j wero so badly injured that they wi
THEY MUST CO
Negro Soldiers Dismissed in Dis
grace from thc Army
BY THE PRESIDENT,
And thc White Officers Are to be Court
martial ,-d. Fort?n First Time in
Hindu y of Anny Mas Such
an Order Been
Unprecedented in fc':e history of
tho army of tbo United States, is the
action of the president, just announo
ed, in dismissing in disgrace from tho
army an entire battalion of oolored
troops because of their failuro to dis
oloso the identity of some of their
nuiutrr who had beon guilty of
violenco end murder. As an evidence,
however, of his intention to be fair
to tho colored i.rcmi, tho prcBldont
has accompanied this aotlon by an
order which amcunt to tho court
martial of a white army rinser of
high grade who was oharged with
having casi ?iura upon the olored
troops. The etciy of both aotlons 1H
told in tho following ( molal corres
pondence ma !e pubMo by tho military
"Tho rep-rt of an luv sth?ation
made by Brigadier Gaueral E. A.
GaUln^ton, iuspxto" gonevel of thc
am.y reoulva to the rioio-js diutur
b.^noe that (occurred ab Browngvile,
Texas, on tl ie night of August 13,
1906, aud that resulted In the death
of one and the wounding of another
citizen of that olty, has b3en con
sldortd aud aoted upon by tho prcsi
dont. Following aro hi? Instructions
with regard to tho matter:
"Tho W.dto Homo, Washington,
Nov. 5.-The Seoretary of War: I
have read through G^ieml Garllng
um's report, riatei October 22 1, sub
mitted to me by you. I dlreot that
the recommendations of General Car
lington be ooroplliid with and that
at tho came time tho concluding por
tion of his report be published with
our sanction as giving tho reasons for
OKNEHAL DARLINGTON'S KEPOItT.
"Following 1? the co'Oludlug por
tion of General Girllngtou's report,
whioh embodies tho reo mimendations
ohat, by dlreotir.a of tbs president,
will bo oarrled into effect immediate
ly by the war department:
"I recommend that, orders bo iseued
Hoon t.3'~?rrtoMf..?.i>i-. .l-.'fiobr.rttlns:.
without honor, over y mau' in u?m
panles B, O and D of tho Twenty
Hf th infantry, serving at Fort Brown,
Texas, on tho night of August 13.
1900, and forever debarring them
fiona re-onllstirg lu the army or navy
of tho United States as well as from
employment in any ol vii cupidity un
der thc government. In making this
rtoommsndatlon, 1 recognize tho faot
that a number of men who have uo
direot knowledge as to th? ldontity of
the men of the Twonty-llfth Infantry
who aouially tired the shots on thc
night of the 13 .h of August 1000,
will inoure thin excrome penalty.
KKFUSKD TO TBLL,
"it has bien eutabds?icd by a care
ful Investigation beyond reasoatiblo
doubt that the ilrlng into the houpcs
of tho o'.t'zjns of Brownsville while
tho Inhabitants thereof were pursu
ing their peaceful vocations or sleep
ing, and by which one olt'zDu was
?Hied and tho chief of police so seri
ously wounded that he lost aa arm,
,/as dono by enlisted mon of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry, belonging to a
battalion stationed at F rfc Brown.
After due opportunity and nobloe,
the enlisted ffi&n of the Twenty-Hf th
Infantry have failed to tell all that lt
is reasonable to behove they know
concerning tho shooting. If they
had done tst ; If thoy had been willing
lo relato an the chou nstanoos-In
Htanoes preliminary to tho trouble
it ls extremely probe.blo that a c u:
sutlloloutly detl.dto to lead to results
would luve been dl:.do*od. Thoy ap
roar to stand toget) er in a determina
tion to resist tbs dotcotion of the
guilty; therefore, obey should stand
together when the pon^lty falla. A
.ore ful lesson should bo glveu to tho
army at large, and enpeclally to tho
non-commlitHloncd otnoers, that tholr
?iuty doe? not ocaso upon the drill
ground, wlfch the oalllug of thc com
piny mils, mu klug chook inspections
and other duty of formal obaruotei;
but that tholr responsibilities of otllce
accompany them everywhere and at
all time.-; that it ls their duty to be
come thoroughly acquainted with the
Individual members of their respect
ive units to know their ohar?oterlst
c.-; to bo aldo at all times to gaugr
theil teinpsr, in order todlsoover the
beginning of discontent or of muti
nous Intentions, aud to anticipate
any organized aot of disorder; that
thoy munt notify their ? fillers at once
of any such oom it-loot ; moreover, tho
people of thc Un'.ted States, wherever
they llvo, muit feel assured that thc
men wea: log the uniform of the army
aro their probooi.or.-i, and not midnight
as?m;iHius or riot' us disturbers of thc
p:aoa of tho community in which
they may be Btatloned,
OUT OUT T1IK NICO KOKS
Os Oitobor r>, loco, a squadron
of tho Ninth oav?lry, an organization
of colored troops, reported at Fort
Sheridan, near Ohlcigo, III., undOJ
ordors from tho war doparbmonl
".fslgnlng thom to duty thoro. Soor
after this asslgnmmt there ap;oaret
in the public press the following ao
oount of a ststomont alleged to havi
boon made With rogart! to tho matte
by Colonel William L. Pltohor
" 'Tho negro troopi would neve
havo been quartered at Fort Shorldai
without a protest if I was to reniai]
in command hore,' said Colonel Pltoti
er. 'I never liked thom and tho fai
I the* away front me thoy ar? kapi th
better lt pleases me. For tho life of
me I cannot see why the United
States should try to make cold lorn out
of them. Certainly tluiro are enough
fine white young men in this big
country to make soldiers of without
recruiting from suoh a source. '
I'KKSIDflNT B00KE8 COLONIAL,
Washington, Nov. 0.-"This 'alleg
ed statement by Col. Fltohor having
been brought to the attention of the
president, the folliwlng oommunioa
tlon with regard to lt was sent to the
war department by Seoretary Loob:
"The president dlreots that an im
mediate report bo oallod for from Col.
Pitohov to know whother or not ho IR
oorreotly quoted in tho enoloHod olip
ping; aud If be lo oorrectly quoted
tho president dlroots tbat proceedings
he takeu agalost him for such punish
mont as can bo Intlloted. Tho presi
dent thinks that suoh conduct is but
littlo better than that of tho effond
lng negro troops themselves.
"Very Truly Yours,
"Wm. Loeb, Jr.,
"Secretary to the President."
SHOOTING AT HEATH SPRINES.
Dr. Mol)o\v Shot ?nil ?nelly Wound
ed by Mr. nridfrtti.
A speolal to the Nows and Courier
from Heath Springs says J. A. Bridges
:diot Dr, E S. McDow, of Lauoaster,
at 12 o'clock on tho street thoro
Thursday. Throo shots wero ilrod,
taking effeotin both arms and in the
loft leg. No words passed bobweon
them before tho shooting.
Dr. McDjw started toa buggy to go
out in country when Bridges open?d
Uro. Tho ilrst two shots blt Dr. M>
Dow In one of his arms and in his
left leg. McD >w turned and ran
towatds Duncan So Hammond Oom
pany's store, and as he reached Mu
front door Bridges reloaded his gun
and shot him in tho arm. It McDow
had not turned tho load would have
hit him in tho abdomen. lb all took
plao? so quiokly that no ono was ab!e
to acslst the wounded mau. Dr.
Moore, who dressed the wounds, has
not Bald anything concerning them,
but tho general opinion is that D/.
MoDow will live.
Bridges was walking down the
street when MoDow started towards
him from tho upposlto side and hs, lt
is said, thoughht that McDow wan go
lng to shoot so he opened Aro. After
he had had sit?t one time McDow
.mid up one arm as though to ward
ir a blow and Bridges shot ag i in.
McDow then fell and some of tho by
stander tried to keep Bridges from
shooting again, but he, it ls allege*
pushed them aside and reloaded.
MoDo?^ cried for thom to keep him
from being shot again, but thoy
It is said that MoDow had a pistol
in his pocket and so thone who were
near Bridges were afraid to go up to
him, aa they thought McDow would
ou?-'w'?B scattered all to picots, 's .
will be amputated and probably th
other also. He was o&rrled on th:
8 P. M. train to tho Rjck Hill Hos
pital. His wifo carno frem Laucas
ter imjQodiatoly af tor tho "hooting
occurred. The shooting ls said to
have grown out if a longstanding
feud between thom.
io ultim; m Georgia,
Job Hicks, a negro, waa lynche'
Taursday night ab Salt City for the
murder of John Akrldge. Hicks
waa arrested Wednesday ab Vienna,
whence he was brought to Moultrie
hy Sheriff Forr' und, of Doulv Count ,
nd Dr. W. W. Stevens, of Salo City.
The negro was hold temporarily In a
very stable, whence ho was spirited
away by Sheriff Forehand and Dr.
Steveus whon nows oame that a mob
v/as gathering, f ney started for Sale
City with the negro, but Information
oamo from that plaoo that a mob was
gai.htrlog there to intercept them.
Efforts to lind thc party and apprise
t.'iem of this faot failed. Tho Moul
trie Eitles, ooinmiuded by Capt?
Adams, left at once for Sale City and
C-pt. Adams telephoned that the
military arrived too lato, for upon
the arrival of thu negro and his
guards Hloks had boon placed In tim
city guurd hoiiho. Tho guaid house
was stormed by a mob willoh took
the prlsonor out aud lynohed him.
Saturday night week nick:-, killed Mr.
Akridgo. A toward of $400 for his
arrest had been eft .ired. Thursday
near Pdiham Blrvs's wife and another
negro wore shot to death hy perdona
Eight Wit o Durjc'or,
An unknown nogro attempted to
burglarize the resldcnoo of W. H.
Bridger., a farmer living in tho upper
part of Greenville county Thursday
and v/as ?hot and slightly wounded
by tho farmers 14 year old KUI. There
was no ono at home at tho timo but
tho small bov. Tao negro was In the
act c' rill lug tho con fen s of a drawer
when discovered. Wita a great deal
of pluck tho boy abtue tod tjhe negro
llrst with a knife, but being held off
by tho negro, who slashed at him
with a razor, young Bridges secured
a gun and put tho burglar to ll.ght,
wounding him with small ?hot. The
negro has not been captured.
Killed in Hod,
Dlstrlot Judge Stanley We'.ah was
assfiBslnatod Wednesday night in hi?
bcd at Rio Grande City, Texis, whore
ho was holding court. Thera la no clue
to tho assassin. There has been great
excitement rtoftiitly over tho election
and lt ls presumed tho assassination
grew out of this In somo wav.
[ Dootor lt tl Inti by Ooi>Kre8?in?n,
1 H. L. Favrob, who Wednesday was
oleoted to Congresi on the Demoarath
& ticket, Wednesday night shot anf
1 killed Dr H. H. Aldrioh ab Bator
1 RDugo. Tho shooting followed an ar
" gumont over tho campaign whlol
* Favrob had won.
The production of gold in tho minc
r of South Afrloa for tho month of J um
ii S'OOWB the largest produot ever record
n od. In tho ilrat six months of tb
i* ourrent year tho produoblon w*s near
1> i6,000,000 greater than in the coi
ei responding time????? y???.
?%BE IN WILD TERROR.
Panto bausod by Incondlnry Mrcsln
Now York Gity.
At Jtfew York one woman ls dead,
a mac & In a hospital st ff .?ring from
sevoref burns, two thousand persons
Hid from their homos In paolo, and
chouBahds more passed a sleepless
night jp a result of a series of ln
oencM^y fires In the two blroks
bound.id by Sixtieth and Sixty-Hr-.t
strootaand ?olumbus and Weat End
ayentte early Friday. Hour os of per
sons whose lives were endangered by
the conjugation woro re&oued by tire
1.? Ul tin)J o were five Ores, every
one ofithem incendiary between mid
nighVaud 3 o'olook this morning. The
rapidly iuooeeding fires, the crowds
of evicted tenants and terrifying ru
mors' spread through the neighbor
hood, ?jwlth tho oo ?tant appearance
and ^appearance of fire onglnes, and
the big r quads of police raised the
poopl<y throughout tho vioinWy to
high pitch of excitement which did
not h ;.'!!> until daylight brought a
mea&pre of assurance, that tho in
oendlarlsra was Btopped for awhile.
The oxoitemout spread ovon to
Broadway and in tho Marie Antlonette
Ausojila, Bullo Claire, H .io pire and
othor big hotel?, In tho neighbor
mud of Llnalon Square, the guests
wor^jiroujed bv the commotion in the
St. Pa,ul hotel, and the HoW Hu Ison,
bobli olose to tho fires. All the? guost>
werojaroused and fow slept any moro.
AV the houses where tho fires oo
owned were li it houses, three of them
coouplcd by whites and two by no
j roc:.'., moot, of tho tenants wero lt
bcd when the tires broke out, and es
capea to th* streets In the scanties of
clothing. Frank Morris, of Boston, a
vaudeville performer, was arrested OL
suspicion cf setting tho flreB. The
P3I10? allege that in eaoh of the lim
no tenants reported that when tho)
Hid from their appartments, Morris
waa the fl -st person they met.
When Morris, whoso home is In
Boston, was arraigned in the police
court, Fire Marshal Priai oxproBsed
the opinion that he was mentally ir
responsible and askod thc. magistrrto
to commit the boy to Bellovuo hospi
tal for Ava days for examination.
Too magistrate refused, and held
Mot.Hs in ?2 OOO bail for a further
oxamlnatlon on Sunday._
i DERAIL MdlL CAR,
limul ol During Kobbnra Uno Bombit
At R?gow, Russian Poland, tnt
Corroies havo thus Tar been unsuc
cessful in their pursuit of the r?volu
Monist train robbera numbering a hun
dr? veil armed men who at 9 o'olook
Fri' waight surrounded their station
tbr. i three bombs at the mall oar of
a ir il train while engine i were being
otu- >;cd, derailed the oar, robbed it.
with *<"?n nf raonov nol^,','.*'
to amount co ?650.000.
The station mas ber declares the rev
olutionist hid In neighboring forests
and wero excellently disolpllnod, their
o, Emander giving orders through
bugle' signals. Wnen the robbery was
OJtnpletcd the revolutionises trans
portibd their booty to two wagons aud
uiarohed off in military order, sluglm
When tho train stopped the men
armed with liflia sprain/ upon all sides
quickly executing orders conveyed by
bugle, Gendarms i.v,<n lng In front of
loo Biatlon were shot au 1 killed and
the r?voluMoultts pUocd sentinels at
ill tao approaches and cit tho to'c
graph wlros. Wnilo?ouie of them o .??(?
powered the trainmen ofm-rs attaoked
che escort of tho mall car.
Of tho three bombs throwi two ex
ploded wit h terri flo foro J, blow ng Un
O?WB Into matohwood, killing tl VJ sol
dlcrs and mortally wounding elevi-L
othors. Tho revolutionists then ran
stroked the mall oar, transferred bant
notes, gold aud silver to their own
b:vtfB and unfolding a red ll.tg forme('
up in military order, mucucd out ol
tho station and entered tho wagem
willoh wero In waiting In tho foresi
aud dro?o efl. A detaol.-niant of Cos
sacks sont for is now in pursuit.
DR. MATTHE WU bUl'JIDES.
Oonvlotod of Poisoning Hts Wile
In a cheap lodging house on sst
Baltimoro street, Baltimore, at some
time during the 24 hours paoo?odlug
2 o'olock on Monday afternoon, Dr.
J, Bax tor M-'.tthow.i of G;omsb>r>,
N. 0., blew out his brains with a sho
from from a 32 -calibre revolver.
Dr. MitthcwB wan oonv.'otrd Miro'1
0, 1900 at Greonsboro, N. O , of tho
poisoning of his wife Deo 1 1905
Ho hal hoon ont i f custody un \ ,
b .11 pending the deolalsu Of hi : ap
poal for a now trial, willoh wai de
nied him, and relatives a id bunds
men have been searching for him for
sume v/eoks that ho might bo taken
before tho oourt to be rosentouced.
in tho absenoo of any dtflulte rea
son for his tt\klng his lifo lt ls supposed
tn at he did no rather than servo th?
sontenco, suld to bo 20 years in the
penitentiary, to he imposed upon him.
At tho l;dglng house whoro he ended
his Ufo ho gavo the name of iii J.
I in mod I atol y aftor his conviction,
whioh was of murder |n tho seoond
degree, Dr. Matthews bcoamu a pa
tient at Mount I Lipo lt itrea,b, ne ai
this city, aud was there undor treat
ment for tho morphine and liquor
h%blti for somo mont hs, Anally being
discharged as cured.
I?W(I?.) UOAttlM Jllk'V.
At Doth?n, Ala., when tho trial ol
Wea. Orookctt, a white man, charged
with tho murder of Lum Henderson,
a negro, ended Friday. Judge Hcnrj
Poaroo, in dismissing the Jury, deoHr
ed that it bad acquitted Orookctt bo
carno ho was a whito man and har
klliod a negro. In oonoludlng Judg<
Pearce sa'd: "If the dead man har
neon a wbito citizen it would nothayi
taken you two hours to have returnoc
a ve;rdlot of guilty, and I don't sci
how any merni er of the Juryoan g<
from this Oourt nouse and faoc hi
follow oili/.tns in the street."
Thinks Result of Election Shows
That Democracy is
Says That McCarren, McCIallan, Jereme
and Croker all Contributed to De
feat of I lcm hf, Whose Heroic
Struggle Brought Victory
to Rest of Ticket.
Commenting on tho results of Tuet?*
day's election William J. Bryan
Thursday night issued a statement,
in part ss follows:
"Tho elcotlon of 1006 Indicates a
trend lu favor of tho Domooratlo
party. It proves that tho Domoora
tlo party ls growing stronger as Re
publican polloioi are dovoloped. In
Now York the party has won a signal
v'otory in spite of the tremondous
ffortB put forth in behalf of the Ad
ministration. Tho Republicans had
all tho money they wantod. They
had tiro support of all the great cor
porations and at tho olese they had
whatever tnfluonoo the Administra
tion could lend. The fact that the
Demccrat8 elected evory State officer
excepting the G >vernor shows that In
'.ho Enplro Hiato tho Republican
party han been repudiated.
The defoat of Mr, Hearst, the
Dsmocratio and Indepeudenoo League
candidate for Governor, while a groat
iisappolntment to Iiis friends and to
boo party, is explained by facts whloh
rob Mr. Hughe's victory of both glory
ind political significance. Mr. Mo
Jarren, whom Mr. Hearst denounced
is a boss, throw, his influy?os to
flu^hea and out down Mc. Hearst's
/otes In Brooklyn. M J.y or NoOlel
an, the legality of whoBO eleotlon Mr.
Hearst had denlod, used his influence
for Mr. II uglies and out do wn the
Hearse vole in N"w York. Mr.
I cromo, tho prosecution attorney of
Now York, who had also boon attack
id by Mr. Hearst, supported the Rv
iiublioan ticket and nts Influence was
reit in Greater New York. Mr.
Jroker, during tho last days of the
lampaign mado an attaok upon Mr.
Hearst which doubtless weakenod
he Ddmooratlo candidate among the
Tammany Hes. Mr. Murphy, the
?ead of Tammany, while supporting
?ho ticket, could not put much en
nuslasm into tho campaign owing to
jhe personal controverses which he
tad with Mr. Hearst. It is ovldent,
therefore, that Mr. Hughes owes bb,
victory nob to ll publio.iu votes, but
bO Domooratlo yoto.8 brought to him
?y-fchiv.yorv mmjtijlfim we aud the
ftjpuoiidan i?a'?ers Bavo bft?n oe?;
auunolng for years.
1 'President Roosevelt cannot Und
v?ry much cau^e for rcj doing in tho
Now Yoik returns. To have his own
Stato go Damoorttio cannot be
gratifying to bim and to fl ad that his
personal attack upon Mr. Hearst had
nttlo li il jenoo on the result, oom
pared with tho InA'.ucDOe exerted by
McCano i, Murphy and Croker, will
not gladden lila Thanksgiving Day.
The President's paramal attack on
Mr. Il art was in bal taste, co say
ino 1 aut. j
"Mr. Hearst is, of course, disap
pointed, and yet when all the faotB
vre known ho ht's much to coogratu
l xto himself upon. Ho made a tre
mendous light agrdnat great odds,
md while ho himself failed of election
ila horoio struggle brought vlotory to
<he rest of ibo ticket. Ills personal
.nomies have contributed to hl>? de
feat, but tho triumph of IIIB ideas
?till leaves ulm iu a position to con
duue the light for too protection of
tho public vgainst tho encroach
ments ot predatory wealth.
"If tho trend toward Domooraoy
oontlnu. s t.a ationg for tho next two
yeara as it bad neon for the last two
years, Now York oan bs couuted
among tho Domooratlo States in 1908,
and Mr. Hearst ia in a position to oo
valiant wo.k lu scouring a national
triumph for progressive, Dcmooratlo
"Tho Republ?oxns have had an ef
fective campaign cry in 'standing by
the President.' Wnile tho record
it lowed that tb*> Democrats in the
Senate and House stood by the Prest
dent batter than the Republicans, the
admirer.i of t io President vbry natur
ally gave weight to hi? appeal for a
Rmubltoan Congress, aUhough In
oia^lug thc apprial the President pul
a personal vio.ory acive tho reforms
whloh ne bas been advocating. Two
years from now that appeal will bo cl
no avail, for the President will not be
in ( dl:e uftsr Mwreh 4, 1008. Even If
ho wore a candidate-whlOQ no friend
of his can axsumo after biB repeated
leoUratloUB-he would bavo to con
front tho thud term issuo, and who
would Bt-.y that that issue alono would
nut lose the Pr?sident enough vote*
to mako his raoe hopelesb?"
WOMIAII Pound Muddrod.
Mrs, Ernest (llbton was found mur
lercd in her coal shed In Lindale, Ga.
Wednesday afternoon. Her hus ban/
and Miss Matilda Browor, employee
by tho 0 lisons as a nurse girl ant
housekteper, are auspcotod of tin
crime aud are bold in custody, pond
lng tho result of the coroner's InvoBtl
watton. Mrs. Gibson returned homi
io her baby ab noon and Miss Browe
reported Unding her body an hou
lator. Mis. Hayes, a neighbor, toh
the coronor that sho saw Gibson rui
' from the coal fibed and throw away i
I o'ub a few minutes before Miss Browo
reported Unding tho t ody. The oor
ditton of tho body lndloates that th
. woman had been beaten to death wit
. a dub Gibson lg known to have bee
I very attentive to MIBB Brewer.
Now >< uni Hr lok.
5 A superior fuel brlok of equal par!
1 of peat and coal has been envolved i
B a Bremm brickyard. Tho mixturo r
o suited from many experiments, ac
? after failure to not Ihe peftt to u
tor paving brloks"
Kt!PT HIS CASH.
GAVE IT TO INTENDED TO ?ET A
An Aged Van Who Wanted k'ome
One to Love, bat Found
Hiram P. Holmes, o? Weal Hurley,
Ulster County, New York, begun an
notion In the Supreme Oourt against
Cornelius Du Mond, a politic!au, to
recover $500 willoh, be says, he paid
Mrs. Slater upon condition that oho
get a divoroo and marry him. He al
logos conspiracy and false pretences.
Holmes ts sixty-seven years old and
a widower. While In search of a house
keopor a year ago, he says, ha was
urged to see Mrs. Slater, who, he was
told, was unmarried and whose real
name was Graole Ellsworth. He says
lt was proposed that it Mrs. Suitor
would marry and care foi; him he
should leave her $1,000 at his death.
Then he reooived a letter from Gra
cie saying that she was married. She
wanted $500 to get a divorce Holmes
says ho paid the money to Du Mond,
who passed lt on to Mrs. Slater. La'
ter, he says, the woman deolared she
would bring no divorce aotlon, never
intended to bring it and that she and
her husband had the money where he
could never And it. .
Mrs. Slater says sho is proteoted by
oho following agreement, whloh Hol
mes entered into:
"This agreement, enterod into this
2ad day of January, 1900, between H.
P. Holmes and Graoio Ellsworth Sia
ter: 1 do hereby make her a present
of (500, willoh is to be ber own, to
spend or do with as Bho may see flt,
she promising to booome my house?
keeper and companion. I also agree
to furnish her with money for ni o',
clothes and other necessary expenses,
and, providing we are both satisfied,
I promise to givo her $500 moro, and
if she remains with rte throughout
nfc I promise ber niter my death all
that I own. In oase of any dissatis
faction, thou I demand this agree
ment and nothing more, she to keep
tho $500, but make no further do
She went to work for Holmes on
January 14, and within five minutes,
dio says, discovered that the aged
man possessed more than a platonic
ft1 ot um fo.-h H. Bu. sha admits sh* j
igreel to marry h'.m, provided she ob c
ained a divorce. She still ls willing i
bo oarry out her oontraot, she deolar
Previous to the agreement there
was muoh correspondence. Holman's
tlrst letter to Graole was addressed tb
'Kind Lady.?? "I am all alone," he|(
wrote, "and i am tired of doing my 11
own cooking. I am a good and kind
man, no bad habits, living a Christian
life. I will further Bay that it you
wish to make a ohange and be trus
and faithful to me, I will make ovor
to you over $1,000 in oash after I get
prised." But she oontlnucd. "It would
seem awful nioe to have a nloe cosy 11
borne of your own sod some one to
love you. As for cooking or baking
you oan ask my Missu3. Sbe tells me
I am Al, and I think myself I am
vory good at it."
Mrs. Slater oan neither read nor
write, and tho lottor was written by
Du Mond at her dictation.
Holmes got down to businops In his
uext letter, whloh ls addressed to "My
Dear Lady Friend," and continues:
'You Bay before you will oonsent to
come I must promise to give over to
you $500. When I told you what yon
will get whon I got through with it,
I certainly oannot draw out my money
to give to any ino to spend before "uy
eyes. It is my honest dollars that
have saved. You say your age iu|
twenty-nine. You wanted to know
my ago. I am twenty two year** older
(In his oomplaint ho swais to being
slxty-soven years old.) My age does
not burt me. I foel Just as good as if
I was twenty years.
Why, dear la ty, I am very tender
over a wife; do anything to please
her. The one 1 lost almost killed mo,
and if I oan aooompllsh getting anoth
er one, why I would almost think you
were an angel of heavon oome unto
What led to tho shooting and kill
lng of Dr. H. H. Aldrlob at Baton
RDUgo, La., Wednesday night by hlB
life long frlond and aasoohate, Judge
George K Favrot, ls still unknown.
Dr. Aldrloh's friends offer no oxpla
nation for his death, and Judge Fav
rot, af ter spending the night In jail,
said nothing to supplement his expla
nation that ho had "suf?olont cause. "
It is reported that Dr. Aldrich had
;oon warned that Judge ITavrot would
shoot him on sight. Judge Favrot
is ono of tho leading figures among
Louisiana's domooratio oongression
al nominees and was on Tuesday
eleoted by a majority demonstrating
unusual popularity. Both men were
married and woro leaders in tho
soolal and professional lifo of Baton
Unroll by Mad Htoor.
Trapped In a pen and battling for
his lifo with a maddened long-born
Colorado steor, Moyer Mintz, a oattle
driver, employed by the United Dress
J nd Beef Company, at the abater at
) Forty-fourth street and First avonue,
] was gored many times before he was
rescued, and he is in a oritioal oondl
tlon in Flower Hospital. Mint'/., win
ls fifty three yeais of age, lives with
his family at No. 868 First avonue.
Tho High-Divo Curo.
\\ In Kovero, Minn., they take drunk
ards and give them what is locally
oallod tho "high dive ours"' by duok
lng thom in a tank of wator situated
In a convenient looatlon in town. A
oouplo of dips is all that has been re
[J I quired in any oaao yet, and t e chron
ic offender Walnut Grove .ho wat
lmmessod one ovoning has novel
shown up in Revere since.
Battle With Ilwbborn.
Marshal Glover and Doputy Sherll
lt Lake ware killed on Friday li a Ugh
e with two mea who had rohbed tw
id stores in Klnnewiok, Me. One ot tb
se robbers v-as also killed and tho otu*
"vident in the Mysterious Death
Of a Preacher Who
DIKD IN THE WOODS
Near Craig's Crossing Just Off Angosta,
Qa. Family Refuses to Accept Body
of Rev, A. B. Rojaba After lt
Had Been Identified by
Porty* one People.
The Augusta Herald says the mys
tory surrounding the death of Rev. A.
E. Rojahn ls being cleared, and it de
veloped Thursday that there ls an ag
ly shadow In the baok ground that
will probably never take a definite
It was noticed, as the supposed
tramp, who died in the woods noar
Graig's Grossing, on the Sunday after
noon of Ootober 28, lay at undertak
ing establishment of Mr. R. E. Elliott,
that there was an ugly bruise upon
his nose, and that two of his front
teeth were out.
At tho time, the marks being upon
the body of a supposed insignificant
tramp, no suspicions wera aroused.
However a chain of evidence develop
ed since to the etteot f iat tho man
had been severely beaten, and the
mystery of his being in the woods has
Were it not for an unusual happen
ing, the death of Rsv. A. E. Rojahn.
sn apostollo minister, would have boen
forever an unsolved problem to the
general puhllo, and most especially to
his fleck at Langley, who waited in
vain for bis coming.
After being identified by forty-one
members of the apostollo faith, who
33nduoted the funeral service at the
undertaking establishment last Sun
lay afternoon, tho body was sent to
Dallaston, Fa , all expenses necessary
laving been telegraphed by a brother
if tho dead preacher. Recently Mr. R.
.J E.llott was mystified by the re
elpt of the following telegram from
"This ls not the body of A. E. Ro
ihn, advise disposition. Produoobody
ii return money.
(Signed ) "FRANK ROJAHN."
Kw, J. H. Benson, o? Laugiey, S.
3 , was in the ol ty Thursday moro
ng and stated that ho was unable to
explain the strange olroumstanoes.
Forty people have identified him,"
leolared Mr. Benson. "He was a close
rlond of mine, and I can produce
nany people who saw the body and
?ho knew it to ba Riv A. E Boj ihn,
^'^JBAUlAj^wp, PA. I have tatters in
*SFWFK?KJ?.. .?*mhim, and -T. - JO?XM:
Fvrltten him numbers ot times at Dal
astown, many of the letters being
forwarded to him at other places."
Mr. Banoon took from his pocket
bbe key to tho mystery surrounding
b\io death of the humble minister, who
distributed his money among the poor
ind never took up a collection. A por
tion of the letter ls as follows:
"My bead feels a little sore today,
but I am glad that I oau say that I
was kuooked down for tho truth and
for Jesus' sake. I told the man when
he bit me the first lick baok of the
head that I was willing to die for Je
sus. A negro tried to take him away."
The letter was written from R ?ok
ingham, N. G., and bore tho date of
September 28, one month from the
time ho was found dead in the woods
Mr. Benson ls sure that the severe
boating camed insanity, and that the
man wandered in the woods until he
died. The letter further stated that
be was knooked down because ho. de
clarad that swearing was of the dev'!.
Mr. Benson stated that the unfor
tunate minister assisted him In a re
vival at Langley last April, and made
hosts of friends, so many that he was
Invited to return. He was probable
on his way, when he beoamo involved
in tho dlftloulty.
A pathotlo olroumstanoe Inoldont to
tho doath occurred when he was dying
in tho lonely wood, some kindhearted
person thinking him a tramp offered
Ulm a cup of coff je, for whioh he off
ered lu payment his last nickel. 1
lt ls not known why his family re
fused his body._ ?
The amount of tho cotton orop of
1000 ginned up to November 1, ac
cording to a bulletin issued Thursday
by the census bureau, was 6.805,507
bales, o'mn ting round bales as half
hales against 0,457,595 last year.
Tao number of aotlve ginneries ls
given as 27,481 against 27,802 last
year. The amount ot cotton bales
ginned follows: Alabama 682,810,
Arkansas 304 423, Florida 34,681,
Georgia 1,001,124, Indian Territory
leo 675, Kentucky 671. Louislanua
438 800, Mississippi 582,430, Missouri
13 879, North Carolina 311,616, Ok
lahoma 110.243, South Carolina, 660,
508, Tennessee 94.283, Texas 3,6ii5,
678, Virginia 6 421.
GnarUIna A^ntnat Trouble
The war department has ordered
a battalion of tue Twenty-sixth In
fantry, white, at San Antonio to pro*
oeedto Fort Rono to re placo the three
companies of the Twenty-filfth color
ed regiment, who were mixed up In
the Brownsville, Texas, trouble rind
*bo have been ordered dismissed
from the army. This aotlon ls taken
as a precautionary measure, although
00 serious trouble is teared, when the
president order ot dismissal 1* carried
out. It ls deemed best to be on tho
j am? Ono,
r Tho largest marine gasolene engine
In tho wor'd ls about to bo shipped
from Baltimore to Russia, It la of
1,600 horse powor, and ls ono ot four
? ordered by the ca w's government at
t a cost of $100,000 from White & Mid
o dleton to go into Lake submarine
e torpedo boats. Toe firm ls expaqtiug
1 er ment.