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"DO TH, GREAT LIBERTY, IN PI UK OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY 0AU8B."
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BENNETTSVILLE, 8. C., FRIDAYj MARCH 15, 1907.
OULU DAU Mt AI.
Charleston Man Accused of Vio
lating the Law.
HAD MEATS SHIPPED
To Him Under NomoH of "Soap
Gretwio" ?nd "Hop; Tallow*' Bo AH
Ho Oould Fool The Department
of Agriculture, Which Caught On
To the Trick tuid Gave Him Homo
A letter from Washington snyB
John F. Worner, of Churle.ston, IH
likely to get Into serious trouble
With tho government ovor the mont
inspection law unless ho compilo? nt
ouco with tho requirements of Sec
For Bomotime Werner lins boon
in correapondonco with tho secretary
of agriculture concerning tho ship
ment of moat in Interstate commerce
This correspondence began lust fall.
Roferlng to this correspondence,
the la?t lottor of Secretary Wilson
Issued. Thuriulay to Werner, which
explains fully the enso ls as follows:
"Disregarding all tho instructions
and advice which had been given you
by the department, you wrote to
packers having federal inspection,
asking them to ship to you mutilat
ed meats, und such parts ns will not
pass f?deral Inspection.
You aBked thom to pack those
meats down In tlorcos and to mark
the sumo "hog tallow" and to Bhlp
them to you. as you could realize
moro from their salo than tho pack
ers could by tanking tho meat. You
have Instructed ?hippors that if they
bill tainted moat aa "tallow" or
"soap grease" no stamp of inspection
Tho department has conclusive ev
idence that sour and tainted meats
have hoon shipped to und received
by you, in some Instances hillod SB
soup grease or meat unlit for human
food, and lt ls tho iutontlon of the
dopartmcut that you dispose of these
Unsound, unhealthy, unwholesome
moat for human consumption In tho
City of Charleston and elsewhere.
? . In one instance which was called
tb your nttontlon you claimed that
meat shipped to you us soap grease
was so shipped because of ignorance
on tho part of the shipper. Tho de
partment has evidence that this par
ticular shipment of meat was hilled
to you as "soap grease," In accor
dance with your directions for ship
( After this meat had hoon shipped
you, you Wt ol o lo the dopa rt meat,
stating that 90 pr cent of lt Was In
good condition, healthful, wholesome
and flt for human food. You asked
that you ho allowed to reship lt in
inter-state trade. The statement ro
gnrdlug the condition of the moat
waB absolu toi y untrue. Tho meat
was Inspected by an expert meat
inspector of tho bureau of animal
lnduutry, who reports that none of
it WUB good and that the stench from
most of tho pieces was very bad.
"It la a well known fact that prior
to tho passage of tho meat, inspec
tion law, jobbers in some of the
southorn states made their places of
business.a regular dumping ground
for unsound, unhealthful, unwholo
some, and tainted meats, und it
seoms to me thut you are continu
ing In this practice in the face of the
present meat Inspection law.
Your house lu used for the collec
tion and distribution of any kind or
oiuss of tainted, Inferlon, unhealth
ful, unwholesome, and unsound
meatB obtained from any source In
any conceivable way. A watch hat
boon put over your Incoming and
outgoing shipment? of moat and
meat food products and this watch
will bo maintained until the depart
ment IB satisfied that you nre coin
forming your business to tho law.
Common carriers leading Into and
out of Charleston have boon advised
that tho department will not accept
l^our certification to the soundness
of meat for human food, and that
it will therefore be necessary foi
thom, by their own observation and
examination, to assure th em sol von
affirmatively that any meat which
you may offer for Interstate com
moree ls sound, wholesome, and Ht
for human food.
You will noto from the above that
you have undoubtedly boen an ac
.eflsory both before and after the
net to tho violation of this law. and
unless you discontinue your practice
immediately you will bo reportod to
the department of justice for prose
I surmise that tho methods em
ployed by you lu c< nd net lng yo
business will he of Interest to t?>
health authorities of the city <
Charleston ?nd t<> the authorities o
the state of South Carolina. Accord
ingly I have sent a copy of this fr
ier to tho governor of Routh O'? roi In
It ls further my purporn lo ?i\
copies of this letter to the news
Moscow University Professors lie*
lleved of their Salaries.
A daring holdup took place at the
university at Moscow, Russia, while
tho officiais were being paid off In
the chancellery seven armed men en
tered With pistols and demanded the
money. The Intruders fled after
seizing $20,000 ?nd decamped, kill
log the sergeant of police, whom
.?oy mel at the door as he was about
to enter the room. The university
is now surrounded by tho police and
all the houses In tho vicinity are ho?
Confessed to Forgery
U h. Itondlng. a citizen of ches
ter, was committed t<> Jail on Tues
day dunged with forging tho name
of Mr. lt. I>. Childs to a number of
checks. Mr. Heading came from
Ohio two years ago to manage the
Buffalo Lick Springs near Chester.
He has confessed (he forgeries.
lom Creeks killed.
Tour Crooks employed on Tide
water Railroad construction work,
were Friday struck by a Norfolk
and Westoni freight train noar Roa
noke. Va., and killed. The men
stepped from track to another dir
ectly tn frrm't bf au ap p foch lu g train
?UKNtU IU Ut A m.
A Spark Popped From Fire to a
Quilt Around Him.
Power of Speech Hot urned to Pnr
?lytlo Whou lie Saw That Ho Was
Mr. John Torroll Wilkins, aged 78
yearn, father of tho prealdont of
tho Mary LKJUIBO cotton mill WUB
buruod to death WodnoBdny morn
ing at his homo near tho mille, aud
tho flamoH apr jading from lila cloth
lug, doatroyed tho houao and all tho
Mr. Wilkins hue hoon paralyzed
for a number of yoara, and ho and
lila wlfo lived alone in tho vicinity
of tho mill, four miles from Cow pena
in Spnrtanburg county. Tho stroke
of paralyBla had mode Mr. Wilkins
completely helpless, evon to the IOBH
of tho power of speech-he had not
spoken for a long time.
Wednesday morning ho waa us
slstod from his bod by Mrs. Wilkins
who left ..im seated before tho lire,
wrapped lu a quilt; whllo alie loft tho
room to preparo his breakfast. Dur
ing her ab&once n hot coal popped
from tho llreplaco onto the quill
about Mr. Wilkins' person, and lu a
few seconds he was almost complete
ly wrapped In flames. Mrs. Wilkins
was attracted by the smell of smoke
and, rushing to the room where she
loft hor husband, made frantic of
forta to beat out tho blaze.
A remarkable and extremely pa
thetic feature of the sad accident
waa tho fact that the old gentleman,
who had for years been paralyzed,
for many months robbed of his pow
er of speech, thought oven in his
?lying moments of the life compan
ionwho WAS spending every moment
of her declining years In attention
to him and his afflictions.
Realizing that ho was doomed and
that Mrs. Wilkins and tho house
was In danger, Mr. Wilkins made an
oxtromo effort, and for a second, re
gained his power of speech, crying
to bia wlfo In plainly distinct, but
labored words: "Take care of your
self. Get out of tho house, don't
Mrs. Wilkins rushed from the
house, crying for help, und to the
home of BO me neighbors, but whou
assistance arrived, Mr. Wilkins had
already been burned to death, und
the house was ablaze.
Mr. Wilkins is survived by two
?ons, Mr. S. R Wilkins, n prominent
merchant of that section and a niom
bor ot' tho Spartanhttrg board of us
ossors, and Mr. Rall Wilkins, pres
ident of tho Mary Louise cotton
SK II VIO I) TH KM HIGHT.
Two Drunken Negroes Got a Good
Whipping for Cause,
-??ear Grovetown, Ga., on last Sat
urday 2 drunken-negroes purposely
childed their buggy with that ol' it
young white boy who was In the
road Just In advance of them. The
boy remonstrated with them when
they drew a pistol and cursed
him for all sorts ol' things. The
boy went back homo ?ind told hi*
people of what had happened.
In a short timo eulie a crowd of
people gathered and went in search
of tho negroes. Tuoy were found
In the store of Mr. J. H. Kogor, near
the scene of the trouble. They were
asked to come out and explain their
actions, but refused to do so. They
were then made to come out.
They could not give a satisfactory
explanation, in fact, their statement
seemed to make matters worse.
According to authentic reports,
the crowd took the negroes off about
half o mile and gave them a good
Whipping, which was considered, by
the crowd, to 1)0 tli<* best (bing to
do under the circumstances.
FATALLY JIU KN NI >.
Hy the K.vploslon of n Small Tank
At Waycross. Ga., Homer Curry,
H 12-year-old boy. was probably fat
ally burned by tho explosion of thc
gasoline tank back of the Herald
office Wednesday morning. The boy ,
was filling a small tank from a large
drum of gasoline when a match wa*
lighted, causing tho explosion. An
other boy was playing with tho Cur
ry boy. and each accuses the ot bc
of lighting a match. The hoyt
clothing caught 011 fire and be start
od to run but was thrown down by
Home men and covered with sand
His clothing was torn from him. hit:
body being badly burned from heat
to his waist.
IO Killi' IMOOl'WO KIM - IO D
' ii a Railroad Wreck Near Sunset
Hight employes of tho Tulon Pine
?polls Haw Mills were killed in :
'reek hear Sunset Mill Thursday
.norning and others oro seriously
Injured. There were sixty perso ni
? o th wrecked train. The train con
isling of fini cars was backing out
.nd the negroes were on thc front
?ar- A tree had burned across the
.rack In a sandy place and WUK not
noticed until too late to prevent tin
wreck. All lb<- dead are negroes
Several white men were oil tho eu
glue but nono were injured.
KUXIOD RY SHOCK
Death Visits the Same Homo Twice
in Kaine Day.
Tho home of Mr. R. Feldman, of
Macon, Ga., WAS visited twice Thurs*
das by the angel of death. In tho
morning. Mr. Feldman aged 06 years
passed away, and less than two bonis
later his Rtop-dnughtor, Miss Hortic
Arnold, died. Tho news of the
death of her step-father was largely
responsible for tho death of Miss
Arnold, who was (pille ll st the.
time. She wns unable to rally from
the sinking spell that followed tho
announcement. A double funeral
I was held at the family residence.
Want White Labor,
A plan which contemplates sup
planting the negro plantation negro
lahore's of Louisiana with State Im
ported white immigrants from Bu
rope was announced Thursday by
tho State commissioner of Immigra
tion and agriculture. The Stat?! pro
pones to enable Louisianan planters
to ongago immigrant, labor In ad
vance and with, a fixed wage without
vloiatlo'g tVo contract laboY law.
GIVES UP FIGHT.
Pitiful Case of a Young Mother
In Savannah Who
TOOK HER OWN LIFE.
After Battling for Two Long Year?
After Her Husband's Death She
Knded Life's Struggle* bj- Taking
Laudanum, Which Sho Dought
With Money Dorrowed for tho
Tired out with her struggles with
poverty and exclaiming that sho was
unable to caro for her two small chil
dren, Mia. Hollo Haslor, twenty-four
years of ago, died at tho Savannah
hospital Sunday night, ending hor
lifo with three ounces of laudnum
which she bought with money bor
rowed for tho purpose.
Tho young woman pretty and Well
educated, had become almost entire
ly dependent upon the charity of
friends and with one of her children
was living at tho home of Mrs. Car
rie Jones, at No. 67G Hay street,
wost. Within two blocks of Mrs.
Jones' home tho young woman swal
lowed tlie poison a few minutes after
she purchased lt from a druggist on
West Hoad sleet, and then went to
her room and prepared to die.
Tile poison was bought at two
o'clock In the afternoon and for sev
eral boura the young woman lay up
on lier bed walting for death. About
her in the little room they shared
together, played her two-year-old
son, Arthur, unmindful of tho rapid
ly* approaching death of his young
mother. Mrs. Jones went into the
room during the late afternoon and
noticed that Mrs. Rns'or's appear
ance had changed and her endeavor
to lind out the reai trouble resulted
in the final effort made to save the
young woman's life.
Mrs. Jones went from the little
room oil the second door to the
apartment occupied hy Mrs. Eliza
beth Pearson, on the first floor. Mrs.
Pearson's son, A. Stoddard, a ma
chinist, hearing Mrs. Jones tell his
mother ol' the unuasual appearance
of the young woman who waa dying
upstairs, remembered some strange
remarks about the future world
which Mrs. Haslor had mu th) during
the last few days.
Suddenly he became Impressed
with tho fear that she had made an
.-?ffort to end her life, ?ind at once;
began a round of the drug stores
in the neighborhood. He found that
:t druggist had sold a young woman
three ounces of laudnum in the early
Ho hurried homo and to him and
tn 'Ts. Pearson, Mrs. Haslor told of
swallowing the poison. Turning to
Mrs. Pearson the young mother held
out her son in her arms and asked
that her friend keep the hoy.
"Tnko him and bring him up as
he should be brought up." request
ed Mrs. Haslor. "My people have all
deserted me and 1 can't And enough
work to enable me to care for my
self and my child. I will get out ol*
the way now, but you must take care
Suddenly Mrs. Haslor lapsed Into
unconsciousness and was hurried to
the Savannah hospital, where a light
of several hours was made by physi
cians In an effort, to save her life
At 11 o'clock she died without once
A. Stoddard, whoso inquiries re
vealed the fact that Mrs. Haslor had
swallowed poison, stated that he be
lieved the young woman had Intend
ed to evd her life for several days
and tba she was prevented because
sho did not havo money enough to
buy a deadly drug.
"She wouldn't have used a knife
or anything like that," he said. She
borrowed LT) cents from my mother
at noon, and spent tho money for
the laudnum. We all loved her. She
was nice and (inlet and sweet. We
would have cared for her the best
we could If she had stayed with us."
Mrs. Hastor'a husband died two
veers ago and since that time she
had been practically penniless. He
fore her death she asserted that she
had been deserted hy well-to-do rel
atives who should lui ve eared for
her. Her older child, Karl, ls being
cared for by a family In Middle Oeor
Efla, but tho youngest. Arthur, had
remained with his mother.
KILLF.D HIS WIVli
To Gel The Life Insurance Hbo Car
lied on Her Life.
Frank Fowler, a saw mill owner,
living a short distance south of
Hollian, Ala., was arrested Thursday
.barged with murdering Ills wlfo
last .Monday night. Later Major
Adkins, who lived with the family,
was also placed under arrest a? an
accomplice to tho deed.
Tho head of the dead woman was
badly bruised, her Jaw broken, with
numerous bruises on her body. Tho
coroner's Jury returned a verdict
thai tho woman came to her death
at the hands of her husband. She
is said to have carried considerable
Fowler claims that returning bono
lato Monday night he found his wife
very 111 and gave her ... dos?- of mod
Iclno before retiring. About one
o'clock Fowler says lie awoke and
lound his Wlfo dead.
A young daughter of Fowlov states
that hO killed her mother and
threatened hov life If she told. Fow
I 1er was a prominent clti/.en and
I much excitement prevails.
Death of Brayton.
Maj. tfillery M. Brayton, died sud
denly at, his home lil Columbia, Wed
nesday nield. He was taken sick
at 12:10 and within ten minutes had
expired. Deceased was a graduate
of Brown university and Harvard
law school. For years he was one
of the most prominent Republicans
In this State and had occupied a
number of positions. Had acquired
a lot ol' real estate tn Columbia.
Can't Detail Hoer.
At the request, of tho Richland
County Hoard, the attorney general
rendered an opinion which prohibits
bottling plants from retailing beer.
This affects Columbia and Charles
ton particular ly. H was also said
that county hoards did not have the
right to license othor bottling plants
not already nnmod under soctlon f>31
b? ih'd c'rlmlual tfefab.
Chinese Women and Children Sold
at $5 to $15 Each.
In,Some Places the .Starving People
Aro Catching Dog? nnd Eating
Mill Iona of peoplo aro on tho vorgo
of starvation in China, and unlosa
thoy oro helped thousands of thom
will dlo for tho want of food. In
fact, thousands of thom havo already
Advices from Contrai China report
tho famine condition as bocoming
worso. Midd lo aged women are ho
ing sold for from $10 to $15 and
children for $3 to $4.
The famine district is donuded of
animals. In some placea doga aro
being caught by starving peoplo by
moana of traps and hooka, und aro
oaten as soon ns captured
These poor, starving people aro
in groat distress and want. They
ry to tho civilized world for succor.
Christian America should help thom
bountifully, and at once.
In some districts nearly all the
peoplo In lt will starve unless they
aro given something to eat from
ibroad. Let us do our share.
LOST IN THE WOODS.
Wandered for Two Days and Nights
nnd Will Die.
Mrs. Drewerton, nn aged white wo
man, ls critically ill at her homo in
the lower section of Spnrtanburg
County from exposure, hunger and
wounds she received as the result
of wandering in the woods two days
and nights. Her experience was
fearful and when found tho old lady
was In terrible physical and montai
Last Saturday afternoon abo left
her home to visit relatives In Union
County, just across the Spnrtanburg
lino. She took a short cut through
the woods, but lost her way and wan
dered about in the forest Saturday
night until Monday morning. After
walking until she foll from exhaus
tion she crawled on her hands and
Searching parties searched for her
all Sunday and twice were within a
short distance of the old lady, but
she was too weak to call, and the
rescue party passed on. She was
found Monday morning by James
I -a ufo rd.
She may not recover. lier body
ls terribly torn by stones and thorns.
ARRESTED AS HOHHEHS.
Two Highly Respected Young Men
Are Locked Up.
At Chicago Richard O. Hoops, 20
years of ago, a Btudcnt ut Luke For
est University, and a non of Ira C.
Hoops, a lawyer of Kokomo, Ind., is
'inder airest charged with robbing
tho residence of Hobart Chat Hold
Taylor, a wealthy resident of Lake
Following tho arrest of Hoops, de
tective? searched the room of Hoops
in tho university hall and found a
trunk filled with property said to
have been taken from the Taylor res
idence. It consisted of diamond
rings, silverware and curios which
Mr. Taylor had spent years In col
Hoops confessed to the police that
he had also robbed the residence of
Robert McGann. in making his oon
fesslon Hoops declared that ho waa
not able to say why he had robbed
the two residences. He had every
thing that be needed. He said he
could give no other reason than his
desire to possess beautiful and artis
Said To be Over Seventy-Two Years
Will iain Yours Strong, n former
near Caldwell. N. J., owns a goose
which ls seventy-two years of age he
says. William Yours, tho mun I was
named after, gave nie this goose In
1871," said Strong. "Yours was going
back lo the old Country, and he said
'1)111, I've owned this goose for thir
ty-six years. I would take her with
mo, hut I fear she cannot stand the
voyage, so l will give her to you.
Cherish her. Rill; bo kind to her In
her old age, for she ls almost
like a sister to me.' Yours kissed
the goose goodby," Mr. Strong add
ed. "Look at her, she ls an active
as a gosling.
CHIEF OF POLICE DIES.
From Wound Received While look
ing for mind Tiger.
Chief of Police Chasin, of Fayette
ville, N. C.. Who was shot on last Sat
urday night by a negro, Toni Walker
died Tuesday morning from the of
fed* of tho wounds. Tho negro
shot two other policemen, one of
whom ls not experted to live. The
police were milking a raid on the
negro's house to learn lt' he was con
ducting a blind tiger. The negro
was landed in the penitentiary and
Governor Glenn promised a speedy
trial. Court convenes at Fayette
ville the 2f>til when the nial of the
murderer will take pince.
TI? HE LED POST CAI 11 >S
Poisons n Mull Carriel in .Jersey
Tho New York American aays
Frederick Hunokor, a Jersey City
letter carrier, ls critically lil al hit
hoi ie In Magnolia nvenuo of blood
poisoning, caused by the scratch of
a tinseled souvenir postal card. Tlie
edgo of the card cut his linger. A fow
days ago tho postal authorities of
New York took ofllclal cognizance ol
fact that Hying particles of tinsel or
poisonous colored matter had result
ed in an epidemic of bronchial ali
ments among post ofllco employes,
lit ls thought restrictivo legislation
will be demanded.
Will Have No Effect.
Commissioner Watson whon asked
what, effect tho decision of tho attor
ney general Hint a state could only
noelle foreign labor by advertIsomont
snld that, there would bo no ultlmut<
1 effect, hu*, that his trip to Tl remen
would have lo bo postponed for som?
i time. Mr. Watson oxpocted to leave
j nxfct tfeola
NEW SUN SPOTS
Causes Electrical Blizzard and
Kills One woman.
Pittsburg'" Spring i>ny Is Suddenly
Turned Into Snow, Lightning-,
Thunder and C?ale.
Pittsburg, Pa., was visited Wed
nesday J evening by a remarkable
electrical snowstorm, amounting to
Prof John A. Drashoar, the emi
nout a'.rouoinor, had predicted it
would como, owing to tho "influence
on tho barth of tho sun Bpots ho dis
Tho storm was ovon moro wonder
ful than tho one which came several
weeks ago as per his prediction.
So great was tho velocity of the
wind that a woman was blown up
against^ building and killed.
Professor Drnshear discovered his
latest sun spots only a llttlo over a
year ago; then they wore lost, hut.
he located them again Wednesday,
this timo not in a solid mass, but
broken Into several different and dis
tinct BUh spots.
"Now look out for an electrical
disturbance tomorrow," said Prof.
"This is the time he has missed
it," said wise Pittsburgh's, for a
moro beautiful Spring day would be
hard to Imagine.
Soon after six o'clock there was ti
Tho wind sprung up into a gale.
The skies'were covored with a great
hank of black clouds, out of which
snow began to desend In enormous
quant if ?OB. Til o wind increased to
forty-eight miles an hour.
Then, the skies were torn hy great
flashes of lightning, and peals of
thunder made the earth tremble. In
fifteen minutes the mercury had tum
bled from 4 0 to 2t?.
Mis?; Sarah Stuart, aged thirty,
of Allegheny, alighted from a street
car in front of her home, was seized
by the wind and thrown .against a
building with such force that site
died a short time afterward.
KILLS HIS STEPSON.
Columbia Mill Operative Shoots the
Young Man to Deal li.
At Columbia Lewis W. Byers, shot 1
and killed lils Stepson, Oliver (!. Lan- ?
aham, in tho Olimpia Mill village.
Thero had been ill feeling between
tho two men for sometime. From
what can ho understood Lanaham ,
went to BOO his mother and while
there he and Byers got Into a dis- ?
pute. Byers was evidently ready '
for yoking Lanaham as he literally
riddled his body with large shot.
It is stated that as many ns eighty '<
of tluv shot took effect in Lanaham's
side. Lausham was only about 2 1 I
year:, ..>'' ago and has been engaged J
li\ . . . ; cuter work. Byers la a mar. ?
of about 45 and does not appear to 1
have done milch of anything. He 1
lived in the mill village, whore tho
shooting occurred. Lanaham it. ls I
said had a pistol on his person at
the time of the killing.
Byers has been in trouble before ?
and the report ls that ho has been
In Jail in Spartanhurg on the charge 1
of having shot ii friend. The feeling ?
between Myers and his stepson has ?
existed for sometime and threats are 1
said tb have boon heard. Byers was (
arrested and is in the county Jail.
WAYLAID AND KILLED. I
Prlmlnont Georgian Foully Murder*
ed Near His Home.
Mr. 0. W. May, a prominent and
wealthy citizen of Ashburn, e.a..
waa waylaid and killed near bb
home Wednesday night. A negro
whom Mr. May had employed tho
day before is suspected of the mur
der, and the sheriff and a posse are
now in search of him.
Tho body of Mr. May was discov
ered Thursday, lt had been dragged
from the roadway and concealed in
tho bushes. Tho body showell that
he had been struck on the head with
Mr. May had been to Ashburn and
drawn $150 from tho bank. lt li
presumed that the negro was aware
that tho money was on Mr. May's
person. The pockets had been rilled
when the body was found.
I AHMED MLDDEDED
A Negro Farm Hand Suspected of
Information was received at Ash
burton, Cu., on Wednesday afternoon
of a murder mystery about live
tulles away which is puzzling tho
authorities. Mr. George W. Way, a
prominent farmer, and one of the
most prosperous and well known
mon of his section of (he state, was
murdered on lils place by some un
known party. It is stated that there
ls no clue to the guilty party, beyond
the fact that a strange llOgl'O whom
Mr. Way employed a shorl time age
as a farm laborer, and who has been
missing since the murder.
A ( < A INST SOITH CA KOI. 1N A
The State Government Can Not Pay
Tile Attorney General of the Cul
ted Staten has given President Boos
evelt an onlnloi- on the South Caro
lina Immigration case, holding that
lt is Unlawful tor the State Govern
tnont to pay the passage of prospec
tivo Immigrants otherwise than by
.idvertlsments. Previously the solic
itor of tho Department of Commerce
I "IIKI Labor, decided there was no vio
lation of the contract labor law in
the Wlttoklnd case wherein Hie Im
migrants were brought to Sont li Cai
Ollna on money raised by subscrip
tion, amounting to $30,000.
Must Buy Theil Papers
Tim railroad commission has de
cided that lt will not pay for news
paper subscriptions and that the
newspapers tah en by its members
.mist lie paid for by them individu
None Can Piss.
A scientist says that Roon every
body will be Insane. There aro plenty
)f alienists now who will dmonstrate
tho insanity of anybody desired
Thero is nof ft man in tho world who
coVjlU pufcs" ntl tho tt&tb foV Insanity.
Virginia Jury Upholds the Unwrit
ten Law by Verdict
IN STROTHERS CASE.
Two Young Mon, Who Wero Charged
With Murder, Wore Acquitted for
Having Killed a Man hy the Name
of Bywaters for Seducing Their
Sister Under n Promise of Mar
Tlie unwritten law bas been up
hold by a Virginia Jury, which ren
dered a verdict of not guilty on
Thursday at Clltpepper in the case
of James and Phillip Strother, who
was tried for murder, they having
hilled William F. Bywaters for ruin
ing their sister under promise of
The caso had excited great inter
est all over Virginia, and the trial
lusted several days. The jury vas
out ono hour and a half before it
brought Its verdict, of not guilty.
The case was fought very hard on
both sides, hut. the verdict was not
unexpected, as it was plain tiltil pub
lic sentiment was In favor of tie- two
yoting men who were being tried.
All the purtles connected with the
case were prominent.
The Jurors retired to the jury
room Immediately after Judge Har
rison had put the case lu their hands
Then began the most trying test of
tho ordeal for the defendants. The
strain was most apparent on the
facti of Phillip Strother, thc young
er defendant, while James apparent
ly, w;is confident of a favorable ver
He sat In silence, listening to the
comments of his counsel, and occas*
ionly offord words of consolation to
his wife, who Bat at his-side. As the
minutes passed away the situation
became more strained, many lu tho
court, room taking the delay as an ,
unfavorable sign to tho accused.
Judge Harrison, himself keyed to
n high pitch, paced restlessly up and
down tho narrow space behind his
bench, while tho counsel for both .
sides gathered to discuss the mean- j
lng of what seemed to thom a delay. ,
At precisely 11.10 o'clock, the (
jurymen, proceeded by Sheriff How-.
Qrsctt, Hied into tho court room and
took their accustomed seats.
A breathless silence fell over the
loom as tho spectators waited the j
announcement of the verdict.
"Gentlemen of the Jury." asked .
Deputy Clerk Oilkorson, "have you
lg rood upon your verdict?'' j
"We have," replied Foreman Price ,
handing the vordict to tho court, of- j
(leer. 'Wo lind the defendants,
lames and Philip Strotheri not guil
ty," was the message road aloud
t>y Clerk Gllkerson.
Tho announcement was tho signal (
Tor an outburst of approval which
ludgo Harrison quickly silenced.
The effect of the verdict was, hbtV
James Strother reached for the
land of Mr. Moore, one of his conn- ]
iel, and Phillp was quickly surround- i
id by tho friends who have stood
iy tho brothers since the opening
if the trial. 1
Mrs. James Strother, overcame by ?
nnotion, fell forward into her hus- j
land's arms, sobbing and exclaiming
When the effects of the critical
moment passed, Judge Harrison ad- i
lr eased tho Jury as follows: \
"Gentlemen of the jury I thank ,
you for a verdict Which I think will .
i.e approved by the pul 11 1' ls an t
ostnbllshd precedent in ih>? Stato of ,
Virginia that no man tried for de- <
lending tho santity of his home (
should 1)0 found guilty."
After further words of approval ,
from the bench, the jurymen lett the .
court room, with the Intention of <
going directly to their homes In ,
SOLD HIS H Al GHTFAt. j
Italians Ctr;- on \v.fol Practice In 1
A dispatch ft Oin New JforSs nays
quotation Coi wived ;.i ?.i?.'?' ita...
rule steady at $20 with the supply
not equal lt? the demand. Tranac
tlons are brisk, tho latest deal in
volving the sale of .Mary Rheo, aged
fifteen, to Frank Gh'dello. Tho girl's
father accepted tho closing prlco of
Details of tho sale came to light
In the Harlem police court when
tho wife, with a black eye, tear-stain
ed face, and very hungry, told lier
story to Justice Moss, who held the
girls father lu $1,000 ball for exam
ination on tho charge of failure to
support Ills child.
tn addition to being Bold 111 niar
riage to a man she did not love, the
giri Wits deserted bj ber husband,
after which she was refused a home
by her brothers and lier fat lier.
When she went to her father's
home he Peat ber and turned her
out. She said that when site was
compelled to marry Girdollo she gol
down on ber knees lo her father
and begged him not to sell ber like
a dog, hut he merely laughed ai her.
Should Re Roasted.
Mr. Oliver may not get tho con
tract to dig tho Panama canal, but
he will wake up snakes in Washing
ton about tho way bo was treated?
Senator Tlllamn has ospousod Oli
ver's cause, and von can rest assured
th nj ho will make lt warm for some
body when Congress moots again.
Somoono lins treated Oliver most
Shamefully, and If lt is President
Roosevelt Wo hope Senator Tillman
will give him a good roast, Oliver
was not only humiliated by tho way
his bid was set aside, bul he was
put lo considerable expense in secur
ing it. if President Roosevelt wti re
ponsiblo for this, then wo want him
roastod, and wo do not know a tuan
who can do it better thai! Senator
Tillman. He will havo piont y o?
time to sharpen up his pitch torie,
and when ho gets iftor Toddy ho
w I il make lt very wa m for him. The
whole thing was mo, - like child's
play than tho serious affair that lt
was. We are walling for the fun to
Charles Mathews, a prominent res
ident of St. Clair, Ga., was shot and
Instantly killed by James Swlnt, a
friend and neighbor. No on use was
1 nbVigncti for tho trafftftly.
Perkins Reimburses New York
Life Insurance Company.
Snys Ho Acted On tho President's
Advice for Mest Interests of the
Pol ley holders,
George W. Perkins, of Now York,
former vice president of tho Now
New York Lifo Insurance company
and now a member of the Arm of .T.
P. Morgan & Co., has sent to tho
Now York Lifo his person*", check
for $54,019.19 to reimburse tho
company for tho Republican cam
paign fund contribution made from
its funds tn 1904 in connection with
which Mr. Pork i ns was recoutly
inado dofondant on tx charge of lar
Announcement of the restitution
of tho principal of $48,500 and in
terest to date was mudo Thursday
hy President Alexander E. Orr, of
the Now York Lifo, to whom Mr.
Perkins addressed <? lotter inclosing
the chock. President Orr also gavo
out tho letter. In lt Mr. Porkins
declares that in dismissing tho crim
inal proceedings against him tho
court intimated that tho campaign
contribution was n?t for a proper
Ho again asserts that ho was acting
upon a request of the then president
of the Now York Lifo when he ud
vancod tho money for the campaign
contribution In 1904. and says that
When the then president of tho com
pany rimbursod him, there was no
thought on the part of either of any
personal advantage, hut a holiof
that tiley were "acting for tho best
and broadest Interests of the policy
holders, both nt home and abroad."
Thc letter follows:
"In 15104, at the request of the
then president of tho company, I
advanced $48,500 as a payment on
behalf of the New York Life Insur
ance company to thc Republican nat
Ional campaign committee. I did
this with the understanding witli the
president that I should he reimburs
ed by tile company. Subsequently
t was so reimbursed. The payment
without any thought on tho part
>f the president or myself of person
il advantage, hut solely In tho be
lief that lt was for the best and
broadest Interests of the policyhold
ers, both at h?rne and abroad,
"in dismissing tho criminal pro
ceedings Inst Hilled against mo for
iccepting reimbursement, tho courts |
have Intimated that the payment, (
herefore the reimbursement, was :
int for a corporate purpose. I there- "(
ore return to the company the ,
inion nf of money paid hy it to me, j
ncloslng herewith my check for )
&54.019.19 to cover principal and |
A SPOOK CASE. <
Causes n Sensation Among the Cult I
in New York. j
If half the charges sho makes are 1
rue, ono of tho most sensational ?ex- ,
losures of fake spiritualism In the 1
listory of tho country can bo ex- ?
lOCted as a result of the suit tiled *
n New York by Mrs. Harriet 1']. .
Strickland agalns t Dr. Hugh R.
iiooie, a spiritualistic minister and I
injurer of spooks.
Mrs. Strickland asks $25.000 dam- '
mes for defamation of character fol j
owing the quitting of Moore's sec- '
.ices, where sho was employed ns a I
'spook in chief." The woman alleges <
hat the patrons of tho parlor discov- I
?rod her to he a very tangible soi't 1
>i spirit and she worked to quit 1
Mrs. Strickland says sho will dis- i
.h,se sensational facts relative to the 1
fake practices of Roy. Dr. Moore, of <
he first church of progressive spirits i
iver which he presided. She says
Moue has a complete staff of people
yt various ages who were spook
u-tors with which he met any de
tnand that, might he made by lilt
dtente who wished to converse with i
my particular variety of spooks.
KI LUNG N IO AR HOIK ? ES.
David Gunter Fatally Shoota Jake
Taylor on Monday.
About the miles from Hodges,
David Gunter shot and killed Jake
'I'aylor on Monday of last week. Doth
men were under the influence O?
whiskey al thu Hmo of the unfortu
nate occurrence. They were work
ing itt a sawmill for Messrs. Prult
& Smith. They had been sawing
out a strand on C. W. Hrlssoy's place
but preparations were being made
to move tho plant to a point near
Ware Shoals, otb parties are white
and citizens of Abbeville county. Mr.
Taylor lived until 1.20 o'clock the
morning following the shooting.
(Junter was locked up in tho Green-1
wood county Jail.
The Charleston Post says the body
of Mr. Edward ingraharh, who was
SUSposed to have been shot, near
Clllnhoy hy a negro some six .veoks
?go, has been lound Jammed ho
; vs, en I he rails of a fence of a ne
gro named Collins. Details as to evi
dence of foul play are lacking, but
ls ls i'alrlv well established that he
came to his death from i gunshot
wound. The body was bulled last
Sunday near the head ol' tho Cooper
Must Ko Delivered.
Governor Ansel has warned the
Officials of the express company that
llpuor must he delivered promptly to
thc consign?os without regard to
whether the constables appear to bc
going to seize lt. This arose from
the incident Of :< lot of liquor being
falcon back 10 tin express ofllco In
Charleston became tho wagon had
booti followed by state constables.
Mill Labor Scarce.
Much Interest ls being taken In
trial of <ho cotton mill mon In the
federal court at Greensboro, who
are accused of Importing labor un
rip-, contract. Evidence (-hows great
scarcity of labor for text Ho mills.
Hatteied the Train.
Several charges of dynamite ex
ploded Just as tho Pennsylvania Rail
road's Chicago flyer went by near
Huntington, Pa., and all the carr
wero moro or less battered, two pas
BO'uBorB Wein? huVt.
HE SAWED OUT
A Prisoner Succeeds fn Cutting
Through Iron Bars of
. -11 1
THE COLUMBIA JAIL
Ho Took His Bod licking ?nd Mudo
? Kopo Ono Hundred and Fifty
Foot Kong, Lowered Himself to
Tho Ground nnd Hotfooted it
Across tho Country to Ports Thnt
W'. D. Ellison, jv white man, who
was sorving out a .-uitenco lu tho
Columbia jail for grand larceny,
mado good his escape on Wednesday
evening of last weok.
Ellison's escape was a particularly
daring one. In some way ho had
succeeded in getting a saw and
some flies. With those tools he cut
through six heavy iron bars, and
tearing up his bed ho took the tick
ing and made it into a rope 150 foot
long and lowered himself, to the
There was also evldenco on tho
broken bars that somo kind of pow
erful acid had been usod to aid in
sawing through the bars. It is bo
llevod that. Ellison is a professional
yoggman, ns bis method of his es
cupo ia certainly not that omployod
by amateurs. Tho oscapo was affect
ed between 1 1 p. m. und 5 a. m.
Up to last Saturday Doc Miller
and young Travis, tho forger, occu
pied adjacent cells, and lt is beliey
ed tho three men wero In a compact
to break jail, but their removal to
the penitentiary ...onday left thom
out of it. Otllclals believe that had
not these men been removed Just at
the right time they would baye also
made their escape. Tho authorities
aro making a desperate effort lo ap
prehend Ellison, though there Is no
clew whatever to work on.
THE- WAGES OF SIN.
Killed Himself Bather Thnn Face
Result of His Crime.
A young mun supposed to ho Leo
!)old Weiss, the missing cashier of
the Budapest oillco of a Hamburg
dilpplng linn, shot himself on board
the Hamburg-American liner Bat
avia os she was loavlng her dock
n Hoboken Monday, bound for Em
rope. He was taken to St. Mary's
?ospital, In Hoboken, where he dlod.
When the Hamburg-American lin
jr, Kaiserin Augusto Victoria pulled
niii hoi d..vk l?Bl Thursday one of
ho passengers was a man who gave
he namo of Ignatz''Lau ff er, Ho was
mm moued before the immigration
minorities for tho usual lnvestiga
Ho described himself ns n medi
cine student of the University of
budapest. On the dock was II. C.
strike, of New York, representativo
af the college in which Weiss had
lieen employed. Strike had recolved
\ cabio message alleging that Woiss
was short in his accounts. Ho con
rronted Lauffler, but the latter de
nied that, ho knew anything of the
Tho olliclals decided to detain
lilni, however, and a hearing was
held. Lau ff Or had told tho officials
that he lind a sister Miss Irene Lauff
ir in that city, and during the hear
ing a young Hungarian woman ap
peared and identified Lauffcr as hor
One of tho persons present picked
np tho suspect's hat and Inside found
Ibo Initials "f.. W." The gifl then
confessed that her brotherlgnatz had
given Weiss his university passport
lu Budapest and had asked her to
deny Weiss" Identity when he arriv
ed, The young man was ordered
deported and was placed aboard tho
Ha ta var ta, where ho was kept a pris
SELLS HIS WIPE,
Then Asks Board of Charities To
Care for Four Children.
At Home, N. Y., Lawrence Weir,
Thursday made application to Sup
erintendant Graves of the Hoard of
Charities, to have his four children
placed in some institution. Weir
admitted to the superintendent that
he had sold his wife for $6 to a
man at Highland .Nulls, two miles
above Home. The wife consented
to tho transfer. Weir has six chil
dren, besides ?he four at home. Ono
is working in n cigar factory and ono
is With relatives. Weir is about 4 5
years old, and is einyloyed In a brims
Tut l p Your (inns.
The limit, set by tho State gamo
laws ended on March 1, and lovers
of shooting h. (I better take notico of
the fact as thu authorities expect to
exert thcms?lVOS lo the limit to linvo
the law obeyed. Some people are un
der tho impression that the limit x
pires on the l6lh day of March, as
in former years, lint this ia a mis
take and tho bill of about two years
ago is thoroughly lu effect now, and
lt sots tlie dato na March 1, as ahovo
Need Not Shave Negroes.
Harbors in the State of Connect 1
CUt need not shave negro?"; unless
?they wlsli to do so. The State Sn
promo Court has so decided. Tho
defense was that a barber shop was
not a place of public accominohitlon
within tho moaning of tho law, and
this tho court sustainod.
Governor Ansel han written n let
ter to tho express agent, nt. Poblarla
calling his attention to a violation
of tho dispensar;, law In delivering
whiskey on Sunday. The matter will
also bo taken up with Superintend
I Same Old Story.
An eight year Old; nogro girl w RN
hurnod to dffttti on a farm at Dal
zell, near Sumter, on Monday. She
was loft, alone In the house and hey
clothing caught fire. She. was b u n
od tp death before assistance could