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."DOTH, GREAT LIBERTY, INPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR L1VE3 IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
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DENNETTS VILLE, S. C., FRIDAY* MARCH 15, 1907.
SOLD BAD MEAT
Charleston Man Accused of Vio
lating the Law.
HAD MEATS SHIPPED
To Him Under Namer* of "Sonp
Greiwe" ?nd "Ho? Tallow" Ho AH
Ho Oould Fool Tho Department
of Agriculture, Which Caught On
To the Trick and Guvo Him ?onie
A lotter from Washington says
John F. Worner, of Charleston, IH
likely to get Into serious trouble
with tho government ovor the moat
inspection luw unloss ho compiles at
once with tho requirements of Sec
For Bomotime Werner has boon
lr correspondence with tho secretary
of agriculture concerning tho ship
ment of meat In Interstate commerce
This correspondence began luBt foll.
Roferlng to this correspondence,
tho laBt lotter of Secretary Wilson
teemed. Thursduy to Worner, which
explains fully tho caso ls as follows:
"Disregarding ali tho instructions
and advico which had been glvou you
by the department, you wrote to
packers having federal inspection,
asking thom to ship to you mutilat
ed meats, and such parts as will not
pass f?deral inspection.
You asked thom to pack these
meats down in tierces and to mark
the Borne "hog tallow" and to ship
thom to you. as you could realize
moro from their sale than tho pack
ers could by tanking tho meat. You
havo Instructed shippers that If thoy
bill tainted moat as "tallow" or
"soap grease" no stamp of Inspection
Tho department has conclusive ev
idence that sour and tainted meats
have been shipped to and received
by you, in some instances billed os
soup grosso or meat unlit for lui man
food, and it is tho intention of the
department that you dispose of these
unsound, unhealthy, unwholesome
moat for human consumption In the
city of Charleston and elsewhere.
c- . In ono Instance which was called
fcf'tb your attention you claimed that
meat shipped to you ns soap grouse
was so shipped because of ignorance
on the part of tito shipper. Tho de
partment has evldonco that this par
ticular shipment of meat WUK billed
to you as "BOUP grosso," in accor
dance with your directions for ship
After this meat had boen shipped
you, you wio.to lo the department,
stating that 90 pr cont of it was in
good condition, healthful, wholesome
and flt for human food. You asked
that you bo allowed to reship lt in
lntor-Htate trade. The statemont re
garding the condition of the meat
WOB absolutely untrue. Tho meat
was Inspected by an oxpert moat
inspootor of tho bureau of animal
Industry, who reports that none of
lt WOB good and that the stench from
most of tho pieces was very bad.
"It ls a well known fact that prior
to tho passage of tho meat inspec
tion law, jobbers in some of the
Bouthorn states made their planes of
business-U regular dumping ground
for unsound, unhealthful, unwhole
some, and tainted meats, and it
seems to me thut you are continu
ing tn this practice In the face of the
present meat Inspection law.
Your house ls used for the collec
tion and distribution of any kind or
olass of tainted, in forton, unhealth
ful, unwholesome. and unsound
meats obtained from auy source In
nny conceivable way. A watch har
been put over your Incoming and
outgoing shipments of meat and
meat food products and this watch
will bo maintained until the depart
ment is satisfied that you aro com
forming your business to tho law.
Common carriers leading into and
out of Charleston have been advised
- that tho department will not accept
iljyour certification to the soundness
of moat for human food, and that
lt will therefore bo necessary fo:
them, by their own observation and
examination, to assure themselves
affirmatively that any meat which
you may offer for interstate com
moree is sound, wholesome, and lit
for human food.
You will note from the above that
you have undoubtedly boen an ac
.ossory both before and after thc
act to the violation of this law, and
unless you discontinue your practice
immediately you will be reported i?
the department of justice for prose
I surmise that the methods em
ployed by you lu e< nd neting y<>
business will be of Intel esl lo th
health authorities Of the city <
Charleston and t<> tho authorities o
the state of South Carolina. Accord
tngly I have sent a copy of this
ter to tho governor of Routh Cnrollo
It IR further my purpose t<> gu
copies of tills letter to the news
DAKING HOUH P.
Moscow University Professors Re
lieved of their Balarie?.
A daring holdup took place at the
University at Moscow, Russia, while
tho officials were being paid off in
the chancellory seven armed men en
tered with pistols and demanded the
money. Tho Intruders fled after
Beliing $20,000 and decamped, kill
lpg the sergeant of police, whom
tfcoy met al tho door as he was about
to enter tho room. Tho university
ls now surrounded by tho police and
al! the houses In tho vicinity are be?
Confessed to Forgery
?,. I,, Reading, a citizen of (Mies
tor, was committed to Jail on Tue;,
day charged with forging the name
of Mr. h. D. Childs to a number of
chocks. Mr. Reading came from
Ohio two years aso tO manage the
R off a lo Dielf springs near Chester.
He has confessed the forgeries.
Four Gvodka Killed?
Four Crooks employed on Tide
water Railroad construction work,
were Friday struck by a Norfolk
and Wostorn freight train near Ron
noko, Va., and killed. Tho men
atepped from track to another dir
?fetiy tn frcto't Ht STD appfo'chlug train
BURNED TO DEATH.
A Spark Popped From Fire to a
Quilt Around Him.
Power of Speech Returned to Par
alytic Wheu He Saw That Ho Was
Mr. John Torroll Wilkins, aged 78
years, fathor of tho presldont of
tho Mary Louise cotton mill wus
bumed to death WodnoBday morn
ing at his home near tho mille, nud
th6 flames spreading from his cloth
ing, dostroyed tho house and all the
Mr. Wilkins has boen paralyzed
for a number of years, and ho and
his wife lived alone in the vicinity
of tho mill, four miles from Gowpens
in Spnrtanburg county. Tho stroke
of paralysis had made Mr. Wilkins
completely holploss. evon to the IOBS
of tho power of speech-ho had not
spoken for a long time.
Wednesday morning ho was as
sisted from his bod by Mrs. Wilkins
who lort ..im seated before the Are,
wrapped in a quilt, while she left the
room to prepare his breakfast. Dur
ing her absence u hot coal popped
from tho flrcplaco onto the quilt
about Mr. Wilkins' person, and in a
few seconds he was ul most complete
ly Wrapped In flames. Mrs. Wilkins
was attracted by the nmoll of smoke
and, rushing to tho room where she
loft hor husband, made frantic ef
forts to beat out the 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 speoch, thought even In his
dying moments of the life co nt pa n
ionwho was spending every moment
of her declining years In attention
to him and his niblet lons.
Realizing that ho was doomed and
that Mrs. Wilkins and tho house
wns in danger, Mr. Wilkins made an
extremo offert, and for a second, re
gained his power of Bpeech, crying
to his wlfo In plainly distinct, but
labored words: "Take care of your
self. Get out of the house, don't
Mrs. Wilkins rushed from the
house, crying for help, and to the
home of some neighbors, but when
assistance arrived, Mr. Wilkins had I
already been burned to death, und
tho house was ablaze.
Mr. Wilkins ls survived by two j
sons, Mr. S. H. Wilkins, a prominent
merchant of that section mid a mom-:
bor of tho Spnrtanburg board of as
sessors, and Mr. Hall Wilkins, pres
ident of the Mary Louise cotton
SERVED Tl IHM HIGHT.
Two Drunken Negroes Got a Good
Whipping for Cuuso.
-Near_Grovetewn, Gu., on last Sat
urday 2 drunken negroes purposely
clllided their buggy with that of !?.
young white boy who was in tho
road Just in advance of thom. The
boy remonstrated with them when
they drew a pistol and cursed
him for nil sorts of things. Tho
boy went back homo and told hie
peoplo of what had happened.
In a short time quite a crowd of
people gathered and went in search
of the negroes. They were found
In the atore of Mr. J. H. Koger, 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 como out.
They could not. give a satisfactory
explanation, in fact, their statement
seemed to make matters worse.
According to authentic reports,
the crowd took tho negroes off about
half Q mlle and gave them a good
whipping, which was considered, by
the crowd, to bo the bes! thing to
do under the circumstances.
jp ATALLY IH"HNE i ).
Hy the Explosion of a Small Tank
At Wnycross, Ga., Homer Curry,
H 12-year-old boy. was probably fat
ally burned by tho explosion of the
gasoline tank back of the Herald
office Wednesday morning. The boy
was filling a simili tank from a large
drum of gasoline when a match was
lighted, causing the explosion. An
Uber boy was playing with the Cur
ry boy, nnd each accuses the otho
of lighting a match. The boy's
Clothing caught on Are and be start
>d to run but was thrown down b>
some men and covered with sand
His clothing was torn from him, hi:
body hoing badly burned from hoar
lo his waist.
EIGHT l'EOI'LH KILLED
n n Railroad Wreck Near Sunset
Might employes of the Union Pine
. oils Saw Mills were killed in :
reek noni" Sunset Mill Thursday
-norning and others ore Seriously
Injured. There were sixty poi'SOU!
u th wrecked traill. The train coil
Isling of flat cars was bac., lng ont
nd the negroes were on t'u front
. nr. A tree had burned across the
track In a sandy place and wns not
noticed until too late to pr.?vent Hu
wreck. All tho dead are negroes
Several white men were on tho en
gine but none were Injured.
KILLED HY SHOCK
Death Visits the Same Homo Twice
in Sume Day.
The home of Mr. H. Feldman, of
Macon, Go., was visited twice Thurs
day bv the angel Of death. In tho
morning, Mr. Feldman aged 66 years
passed away, and loss than two hours
lalor lils stop-daughter, Miss Hettie
Arnold, died. The news of the
death of her st op-fa t ber was largely
responsible for the (loath of Miss
Arnold, who was quite Ul at the
time. She wan unable to rally from
the sinking spell that followed the.
announcement. A double funeral
was held at the family residence.
Want White Labor.
A plan which contemplates sup
planting tho negro plantation negro
laborers of Louisiana with State Im
ported white Immigrants from Eu
rope was announced Thursday hy
tho State commissioner of Immigra
tion and agriculture. Tho Stato pro
noses to 'entibie Louisianan planters
to engage Immigrant, labor in ad
vance and with, a Axed wo, go without
vioiuti?'g tVo co'?t'*act labbY law.
GIVES UP FIGHT.
Pitiful Case of a Young Mother
in Savannah Who
TOOK HER OWN LIFE.
Aftor Rattling for Two Long Years
After Her Husband's Death She
Ended Life's Struggle? bf Taking
Laudanum, Which Sho Bought
With Money Borrowed for tho
Tired out with her struggles with
poverty and exclaiming that sho wits
unable to caro for her two small chil
dren, Mrs. Hello Haslor, twenty-four
years of ago, died at tho Savannah
hospital Sunday night, ending hor
life with throe 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 ono of her children
was living at the home of Mrs. Car
rie Jones, ut No. 67ti Hay street,
west. Wit lila two blocks of Mrs.
Jones' homo tho young woman swal
lowed the poison a few minutes after
sho purchased it from a druggist on
West Bond steot. and then went to
her room and prepared to die.
The poison was bought at two
o'clock in the afternoon and for sev
oral hours tho young woman lay si -
on her bed walting for death. About
her lu the little room tiley 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. Haslor's appear
ance had changed and her endeavor
to lind out the real trouble resulted
lu the timi! effort made to save tho
young woman's life.
Mrs. Jones went from the little
room on the second floor to the
apartment occupied by Mrs. Eliza
beth Hearson, on the first floor. Mrs.
Pearson's son, A. Stoddard, a ma
chinist, hearing Mrs. Jones tell hts
mother of tho ununsual appearance
of the young woman who was dying
upstairs, remembered some strange
remarks about the futuro world
which Mrs. Haslor hud machs during
the last few days.
Suddenly he became Impressed
with the fear that she had made an
effort to end her life, and tit once
begun a round of the drug stores
in the neighborhood. Ho found that
a druggist hud sold a young woman
three ounces of laudnum In the early
Ho hurried homo and to him and
bp Mrs. Hearson, Mrs. Haslor told of
swallowing the poison. Turning to
Mrs. Hearson the young mother held
out lier son in her arms and asked
that lier friend keep the boy.
"Take him and bring bim up ns
he should be brought up." request
ed Mrs. Haslor. "My people havo all
deserted me and 1 can't (iud enough
work to enable me to care for my
self and my child. 1 will get out of
the way now, but you must take care
Suddenly Mrs. Haslor lapsed Into
unconsciousness and was hurried to
the Savannah hospital, where a fight
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. Hasler had
swallowed poison, stated thal he be
lieved tho young woman had intend
ed to end hov life for several days
and that she was prevented because
she did not have money enough to
buy a deadly drug.
"Sile wouldn't have used a knife
or anything like that." he said. She
borrowed 25 cents from my ino thor
at noon, and soent the money for
the laudnum. We all loved her. She
was nice and quiet and sweet. We
would have cared for her the best
we could If she had stayed with us."
Mrs. Haslor's husband died two
veers ago and since that time she
hod been practically penniless. He
fore her death she asserted that she
had been deserted by well-to-do rel
atives who should havo cared for
her. Her elder child, Karl, ls being
cared for by a family lu Middle Oeor
gta, hut tho youngest, Arthur, had
remained with his motlier.
KILLED HIS W1FK.
To Cet The Life Insurance She Car
ried on Her Life.
Frank Howler, a saw mill owner,
living a short distance south of
Hollian, Ala., was arrested Thursday
?barged with murdering his wife
last Monday night. Litter Major
Adkins, who lived with the family,
was also placed under arrest as an
accomplice to tho deed.
The head of the dead woman was
badly bruised, her jaw broken, with
numerous bruises on her bony. The
noronor's Jury returned a verdict
that tho woman came to her death
at the hands of her husband. She
is said to havo carried considerable
Howler claims tha? returning home
late Monda) night ho found his wife
very ill and gave her 0. dose of med
icine before retiring. About one
o'clock Fowlor says he awoke and
lound his wife dead.
A young daughter of Fowler states
that ho killed hor mother and
threatened her lifo If Bli? . ?>i<i. Fow
lor was a prominent citizen and
much excitement prevails.
Deal h of Drayton.
Maj. Cillery M. Brayton, died sud
denly at his home In Columbia. Wed
nesday night. He was taken sick
at. 12:10 and Within ten minutes had
expired. Docoasod was a graduate
j of Brown university and Harvard
I law school. For years ho was one
of the most prominent Republicans
In this State and had occupied a
number of positions. Had acquired
a lot of real estate in Columbia,
Cant Retail Beer.
At the request of tho Richland
County Hoard, the attorney general
rendered an opinion which prohib? s
bottling plants from retailing beer.
This affects Columbia and Charles
ton particular ly. It. was also said
that county hoards did not have the
right, to license othor bottling plants
not already named under soctlon 631
b'f Ibo" c'rlmin'al coHo".
Chinese Women and Children Sold
at $5 to $15 Each.
In .Some Places the Starving Peoplo
Aro Catching Dogs and Eating
Millions of peoplo aro on tho vorgo
of starvation in China, and unloss
thoy aro holped thousands of thom
will dio for tho want of food. In
fact, thousands of thom havo already
Advices from Control China report
tho famine condition as becoming
worse. Middle aged women aro ho
ing sold for from $10 to $15 and
children for $3 to $4.
Tlie famine district is donuded of
animals. In some places dogs aro
being caught by starving peoplo by
means of traps and hooks, nnd aro
eaton as soon as captured
Those 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 tho
people iu lt will starve unless they
are given something to eat from
throed. Lot us do our share.
LOST IN TI110 WOODS.
Wandered for Two Dnys and Nights
and Will Die.
Mrs. Drewerton, an aged white wo
man, Is critically lil nt her homo In
the lower section of Spnrtanburg
County from exposure, hunger and
wounds she received as tho result
of wandering lu the woods two days
and nights. Mer experience was
fearful and when found tho old lady
svas in terrible physical and montai
Last Saturday afternoon oho left
lier home to visit relatives In Union
County, Just across the Spnrtanburg
line. She took a short cut through
Hie woods, bul lost her way and wan
dered about in the forest Saturday
night until Monday morning. After
walking until she fell from exhaus
tion she crawled on her hands and
Searching parties searched for her
ill Sunday and twleo wore within a
mort, distance of the old lady, but
?tho was too weak to call, and the
rese?o party passed on. Sho was
found Monday morning by James
She may not recover. lier body
ls terribly torn by stones and thorns.
ARRESTED AS ROBBERS.
Pwp Highly Respected Young Men
Ar?? Locked Pp.
At Chicago Richard O. Hoops, 2 0
years of ugo, a student, ut Luke For
est University, and a sou of Ira C.
Hoops, a lawyer of Kokomo, Ind.. is
under arrest charged with robbing
tho residence of Hobart Chat Hold
raylor, a wealthy resident of Lake
Following tho arrest of Hoops, de
tectives searched the room of Hoops
In the university hall and found a
trunk lilied 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 lu col
Hoops confessed to the police that
lie had also robbed the residence of
Rotiert MeOann. In making his con
fession Hoops declared that ho was
not able to say why ho had robbed
the two residences. Ho had every
thing that he needed. Ho Hiild he
could give no other reason than his
leslie to possess beautiful and artis
Said To be Over Seventy-Two Years
William Yours Strong, a farmer
near Caldwell. N. J., owns a goose
which ls seventy-two years of age be
says. William Yours, tho man I was
named after, gave nie this goose In
1871," said Strong. "Yours was going
back to the old count ry, and he said
'Hill, I've owned this goose for thir
ty-six years. 1 would take her with
mo, but I fear she cannot stand the
voyage, so I will give her to you.
Cherish her. Hill; be kind to her In
her old age. for she ls almost
like a sister to me.' Yours kissed
tho goose goodby," Mr. Strong add
ed. "Look at her, she Is as active
as p gosling.
CH IFF OF POLICE DIES.
From Wou*ul Received While Look
ing for Blind Tiger.
Chief Of Police Ohasln, Of Fayette
ville, N. C., Who was shot on last Sat
urday night by a negro. Tom Walker
died Tuesday morning from tho ef
fects of the wounds. Tho negro
shot two other policemen, one of
whom ls not expected to live. The
police were making a raid on the
negro's house to learn If ho was con
ducting a blind tiger. The negro
was landed in the penitentiary and
Governor Glenn promised n speedy
trial. Court convenes at Fayette
ville tho 25th when the trial of the
murderer Will take place.
TINSELED HOST CARDS
Poisons a Miall Currier tu .Jersey
Tho New York American nays
Frederick flunokor, a Jersey City
letter carrier, ls critically ill at hh
home In Magnolia avenue of blood
poisoning, caused by tho scratch of
a tinseled souvenir postal card. Tlie
edge of tho card cut lils finger. A few
days ago tho postal authorities of
New York took ofllclal cognizance ol
fact that flying particles of tinsel or
poisonous colored matter had result
ed In nu epidemic of bronchial ail
ments among post oflloo employes.
It ls thought restrictivo legislation
win bo demanded.
Will Have No Effect,
Commissioner Watson When asked
what effect ?lie. decision of tho altor
noy general that, a state could only
fiocuo foreign labor by advertisement
said that. Hiere would bo no ult Ininti
! effect, but that his trip to Bremer
would have to bo postponed for sonn
i time. Mr. Watson oxpoctod to loavt
J nb'xt Vc'oic
NEW SUN SPOTS
Causes' Electrical Blizzard and
> Kills One woman.
IMttsbufg's Spring Uay Is Suddenly
Turned Into Snow, Lightning,
Thunder and C?ale.
Pittsburg, Pa., was visited Wed?
nosduy j ovening by a remarkable
electrical rnowstorm, amounting to
Prof John A. Brashoar, tho eml
nout a lonomer, had predicted lt
would como, owing to tho influence
on tho earth of tho sun spots ho dls
Tho storm was oven moro wonder
ful than tho ono which came sevoral
weeks ago as per his prediction.
So r?feat was tho voloclty of tho
wind that a woman was blown up
against'.'i building and killed.
Professor Brashest- discovered lils
latest sun spots only a little over a
year ago; then they wore lost, but
ho located thom nguiu Wednesday,
this timo not in a solid mass, but
broken into several different and dis
tinct sub spots.
"Now look out for an electrical
disturbance tomorrow," said Prof.
"This is the timo lie has missed
lt," said wiso Plttsburgers, for a
more beautiful Spring day would be
hard to imagino.
Soon after Fix o'clock there was a
The frlud sprung up Into a gale.
The skies'were covered with a great
bank of black clouds, out of which
snow began to desond lu enormous
quantities. Tho wind increased to
forty-eight miles an hour.
Then the skies were torn by great
Hashes of lightning, and peals of
thunder made tho earth tremble. In
fifteen minutes tho mercury had tum
bled from 40 to 2 G.
Miss, Sarah Stuart, aged thirty,
of Allegheny, alighted from a street
car lu front of lier home, was seized
by tlie ?wind and thrown against a
building with such Torce that she
died a short time afterward.
KILLS HIS STEPSON.
Columbia Mill Operative Shoots the
Toung Mau to Death.
At Columbia Lewis YV. Pyers, shot
and killed lils stepson, Oliver (!. Lan
aham, in tho Olimpia Mill village.
There had been ill feeling between
tho two men for sometime. From
what can bo understood Lanaham
went to see his mother and whllo
there ho and Byers got into a dis
pute. Byers was evidently ready
for young Lanaham as he literally
riddled lils body with large shot.
lt ls stated that as many as eighty
of tlie shot took effect lu Lanaham's
side. Lanaham was only about 21
year .'' age and luis berni engaged
in c?rpenlei .wwk. BjOVS I.; a mar.
of about 46 and does not appear to
have done much of anything. Ho
lived in the mill village, where the
shooting occurred. Lanaham it ls
said had a pistol on his person at
the time of tho killing.
Byers has been in trouble before
and the report is that he has been
In jail in Spartanburg on the charge
of having shot a friend. The feeling
betweeu Pyers and his stepson has
existed for sometime and threats are
said to have been heard. Pyers was
arrested and is in the county Jail.
"WA Y BA ll) AND Kl I,LL 1 ).
Primincut Georgian Foully Murder
ed Near His Home.
Mr. G. W. May, a prominent and
wealthy citizen of Ashburn, Ga.,
was waylaid and killed near his
home Wednesday night. A negro
whom Mr. May had employed the
day before is suspected of tho mur
der, and the sheriff and a posse are
now in search of him.
The body of Mr. May was discov
ered Thursday, lt hild been dragged
from the roadway and concealed in
the hushes. The hotly showed that
he had been struck on the head with
Mr. .May luid been to Ashburn and
drawn $150 from the bank. lt h
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.
FAlt.MF.lt Ml HDFHF,D
A Negro Farm Hand Suspected of
Information was received at Ash
burton, Da., on Wednesday afternoon
of a murder mystery about live
miles away which ls puzzling Die
authorities. Air. Gcorgo W. Way, a
prominent farmer, and one of the
most prosperous ami well known
men of lils section of the state, was
murdered on his placo by some* un
known party, lt is stated that there
ls no clue to the guilty party, beyond
tho fact that a strange negro whom
Mr. Way employed a short lime age
as a farm laborer, and who has been
missing since the murder.
AGA INST SOI TH t'.MKH,! NA
The state Government Can Not Pay
Tho Attorney General of the Uni
ted States lias given President Poos
ovelt an opinion on the South Caro
lina Immigration case, holding that
lt ls unlawful for the State Govom
tnont to pay the passage of prospec
tivo Immigrants otherwise than hy
.tdvertismoptS. Previously the solic
itor of tho Department of Commerce
.ind Labor, decided there was no vio
lation of the contract labor law in
the wittokimi case wherein the Im
migrants were brought to South Car
olina on money raised by subscrip
tion, amounting lo $:ui.oon.
Must Buy Their Papers
Tho railroad commission has de
cided that I* will not pay for news
paper subscriptions and that the
newspapers I alien hy Its members
must bo paid for by them Individu
Nono Can Pass.
A scientist says that, soon every
body will bo Insane. There aro plenty
->f alienists now who will dmonstratc
tho Insanity of anybody desired
Thero is not a man in tho world who
cb\jl'd pufes" bli tho ttefetfe foV insanity.
THEY GO CLEAR.
Virginia Jury Upholds the Unwrit
ten Law by Verdict
IN STROTHERS CASE.
Two Young Mon, Who Wore Charged
With Murder, Were Acquitted for
Having Killed ? Matt hy the Name
of Bywaters for Seducing Their
Sister Under n Promise of Mar
Tho unwritten law has been up
held hy a Virginia jury, which ren
dered a verdict of not guilty on
Thursday at Culpcppcr in the case
of James and Phillip Strother, who
was tried for murder, they having
killed William F. Bywaters for ruin
ing their sister under promise of
The caso had excited groat Inter
est all over Virginia, and the trial
lasted several days. The jury was
out ono hour and a half before lt
brought Us verdict of not guilty.
The case was fought very hard on
both sides, hut the verdict was not
unexpected, ns it was plain that pub
lic sentiment was in favor of tho two
young men who Were hoing tried.
All tho purtles connected witli the
case were prominent.
Tho jurors retired to the jury
room immediately after Judge Har
rison had put the case In their bands
Then began the most trying test of
the ordeal for tho defendants. Thc
strain was most apparent on tho
face of Phillip Strother, the young
er defendant, while James apparent
ly, WUK confident of a favorable ver
Ile sat in silence, listening to the
comments of his counsel, ?md occas
ion^- offerd words of consolation to
his wife, who sat at his-side. As the
minutes passed away the situation
became more strained, many lu the
court room taking tho delay tis an
unfavorable sign to the accused.
Judge Harrison, himself keyed to
a high pitch, paced restlessly up and
down tho narrow space behind his
bench, while the counsel for both
sides gathered to discuss the monn
ing of what seemed to them n delay.
At precisely ll.in o'clock, the
jurymen, proceeded by Sheriff How- .
ersott, tiled into tlie court room and
took their accustomed seats.
A breathless silee.ee fell over the
room as the spectators waited the
announcement of the verdict.
"Gentlemen of the Jury." asked
Deputy Clerk Gilkerson, "have you
ag rood upon your verdict?"
"We httVO," replied Foreman Price
handing the verdict to the court of- .
^icer. "We lind tho defendants,
James and Phi! Jp .Strother, not guil
ty," was the message rend aloud
by Clerk Gilkerson.
Tho announcement waa the signal <
for an outburst of approval which
JudgC Harrison quickly silenced.
The effect of the verdict was, how
James Strut lier reached for the 1
band of Mr. Moore, one of his conn- ]
sel. ?iud Phillp was quickly surround
ed by tho friends who have stood ,
by tho brothers since the opening
of the trial.
Mrs. James Strother, overcame by !
emotion, fell forward into her hus
band's arms, sobbing and exclaiming
When the effects of the critical
moment passed, Judge Harrison ad- i
dressed the Jury as follows:
"Gentlomcn of the jury l thank
you for a verdict which I think will
bo approved by tho publl is an
ostabllshd preceden! in the St ito of
Virginia that no man tried for de
fending the santity of his home
should be found guilty."
After further words of approval
from the bench, the jurymen loft tho
court room, with the intention of
going directly to their homes In ,
SOLD HIS H U GIITEH.
Italians CV.rry on \v ful Practice In
A dispatch Lom New York says
qUoinli?d for vlvud :.i Ldulu ita...
rule steady at $20 with the supply
not equal to tho demand. Trannc
llons are brisk, tho latest deal in
volving tho salo of Mary itlcco, aged
fiftoon, to Frank Glrdollo. Tho girl's
father accepted tho closing price of
Details of tho salo came to light
in tho Harlem police court when
tho wife, with a black eye, tear-stain
ed face, and very hungry, told her
story to Justice Moss, who held tho
girls father lu $1,000 bail for exam
ination on the charge of failure to
support bis child.
in addition to being sold in mar
riage to a man she did not love, tin
ghi was deserted b> her husband,
after which she was refused a home
by her brothers and her father.
When she went lo ber father's
home he beat ber and turned her
out. She said that when she was
compelled to marry Glrdollo she got
down Ol) her knees to her father
ami begged him not lo soil her like
a dog but ho merely laughed ai her.
Should He Boosted.
Mr. Oliver may not got the con
tract to dig tho Panania canal, but
ho will wake up snakes In Washing
ton about, tho way he was treated.
Senator Tlllnmn has espoused Oli
ver's cause, and you can rest assured
th u ho will make lt warm for some
body when Congress moots again.
Someone has treated Oliver most
shamefully, and If lt ls President
Roosevelt we hope Senator Tillman
will give him a good roast. Oliver
was not only humiliated hy tho way
his bid was set aside, bul he Wftfl
put to considerable expense in secur
ing lt. If President ROOSOVOH wasres
ponslblo for thia, then wo vant him
roasted, and we do not know a man
who cnn do lt better than Senator
Tillman. He will havo plenty ?f
time to shar.pOn up Ills pitchfork,
and when ho gets after Toddy ho
Will make lt very warm for him. Tho
whole thing was moro like child's
play than tho serious affair that lt
was. We aro walting for tho fun to
Kills Iii* Neighbor.
Charles Mathews, n prowlneul res
iden! of St. ('lair, Ga., was phot and
instantly killed hy James Sw!ht, n
friend and neighbor. No oause was
attAgnett for tho trugoxly?
Perkins Reimburses New York
Life Insurance Company.
Say? Ho Acted Oa tho President's
Advice for Host Interests of the
George W. Perkins, of Now York,
former vico prcsldout of tho Now
Now York Lifo Insurance company
and now a momher of tho firm of J.
P. Morgan & Co., has sont to tho
New York Life his poiBonal check
for $54,019.19 to reimburse the
company for the Republican cam
paign fund contribution made from
its funds in 1904 In connection with
which Mr. Perkins was recently
made dofondant on a nhargo of lar
Announcement of tho restitution
of tho principal of $48,500 and In
terest to date was mado Thursday
by President Alexander E. Orr, of
the Now York Lifo, to whom Mr.
Porkies addrossed a lotter " inclosing
the chock. President Orr also gavo
out the letter. In lt Mr. Porkins
declares that In dismissing tho crim
inal proceedings against him tho
court Intimated that tho campaign
contribu? ion wns n?t for a proper
He again asserts that ho was acting
upon a request of the then president
of tito New York Lifo when he ad
vanced the money for tho campaign
contribution in 19?4, and sayB that
when the then president of the com
pany rimbursed him, there was no
thought on the part of either of any
persoha! advantage, but a belief
that tiley were "acting for tho best
and broadest interests of tho policy
luddors, both at. homo and abroad."
The letter follows:
"In 1 904, at the request of tho
then president of tho company. I
advanced $48,500 as a payment on
b?tialf of the New York Life Insur
ance company to the Republican nat
ional campaign committee. I did
this with the understanding with the
president that 1 should lie reimburs
ed by the company. Subsequently
I was so reimbursed. The payment I
without any thought on tho part
of tlie president or myself of person
al advantage, hut solely in the be
lief that it was for tho best and !
broadest interests of the policyliold- '
ors, hilt h at homo and abroad.
"in dismissing the criminal pro
ceedings Instituted against mo for
accepting reimbursement; the courts (
have intimated that the payment, (
therefore tho reimbursement, was ;
not for a corporate purpose. I there- '(
fore return to the company the ,
amount, of money paid by it to me, j
Inclosing herewith my check for ^
$54,0.19,10 to cover principal and ?
A SPOOK GAME.
Causes a Sensation Among the Cult t
in New York. .
If half tho charges sho maltes are
?l'?O, ono of tho most sensational ox- (
fiosuros of fake spiritualism in the 1
history of tho country can bo ex- >
liocted ns a result of the suit flied '
In New York hy Mrs. Harriet E. ;
Strickland agains t Dr. Hugh R. <
Moore, a spiritualistic minister and 1
conjuror of spooks.
Mrs. Strickland asks $25,000 dam- '
[iges for defamation of character fol ]
lowing the quitting of Moore's sec- '
vices, where sho was employed as a 1
"spook in chief." The woman alleges <
that tho patrons of tho parlor dlscov- I
erod her to be a very tanglblo soi't l
uf spirit and she worked to quit 1
Mrs. Strickland says sho will dis
i h.se sensational facts relative to the
fake practices of Rev. Dr. Mooro, of i
the flrst church of progressive spirits
tiver which he presided. She says
Moore has a complete staff of people
of various ages who wero spook
actors with which he mot any de
mand that might be made by bb
clients who wished to converse with .
any particular variety of spooks.
KILLLNO NEAR DODOES.
David Gunter Fatally Shoots Jake
Taylor on Monday*
About live miles from Hodges,
David Dunter shot and killed .lake
Taylor on Monday of last week. Doth
men were under the influence of
whiskey at the time of tho unfortu
nate occurrence. They were work
ing at a sawmill for Messrs. Pr?ft
& Smith. They had been sawing
OUl a strand on C. VV. Brlssey's place
but preparations were being made
to move tho plant to a point near
Ware Shoats, otb parties are white
and citizens of Abbeville county. Mr.
Taylor lived until 1.20 o'clock the
morning following tho shooting.
(Junior was locked up in tho Green
wood county jail.
The Charleston Post says the body
of Mr. Rd ward higrahaih, who was
SUSpOSOd to haVO been shot near
Calnhoy hy a negro some six wonks
?go, has been found jammed be
?ween the rails of a fence of a ne
gro named Collins. Details as to ?vi
dence? of foul play are Kicking, but
ls ls fairly well established that he
came to his death from ti gum.hot
WOttnd. Tho body was buihd last
Sunday near the head of the Cooper
Must He Delivered.
Governor Ansel has warned the
ofllclals Of tho express company that
Hpitor must bo delivered promptly to
the consignees without regard to
whether tho constables appear to bc
going to 80l7.0 lt. This arose from
tho incident of a lot of liquor being
taken back to the express Ofllco In
Charleston because tho wagon had
been followed by state constablos.
Mill LnbOf Scarce.
Much Interest ls being token in
trial of tho cotton mill mon in the
federal court at Greensboro, who
are accused of importing labor un
der contract. Evidence shows groat
scarcity of labor for textile mills.
Dnttorcd the Train.
Several charges of dynamite ex
ploded jo?! Aq ino Pennsylvania Rail
road's Chicago flyer went by near
Huntington, PA., and all the carr
Wore move or less battered, two pas
tMtoRorK bolus hurt.
HE SAWED OUT.
A Prisoner Succeeds (n Cutting
Through Iron Bars of
THE COLUMBIA JAIL.
He Toole His lied Ticking and Mad?
n Kopo Ono Hundred and Pitty
Feet Long, Lowered Himself to
Tho Ground and Hotfooted lt
Across tho Country to Parts That
W1. D. Ellison, a white mun, who
was sorving out a sentence in i ho
Columbia jail for grand larceny,
ni ado good his escape on Wodnesday
evening of last week.
Ellison's escape was a particularly
daring one. In some way ho had
succeeded in getting a saw and .
some tiles. With those tools he cut
through six hoavy iron bars, and
tearing up his bed ho took tho tick
ing and mudo it into a rope 150 feet
long and lowered himself^ to the
There was ulso evidenco on the
broken bars that some kind of pow
erful acid had boon used to aid In
sawing through the bars. It is be
lieved that Ellison ls a professional
yogginau, us his method of his es
capo ls certainly not that omploycd
by nmatours. The escape was affect
ed between 11 p. m. and 5 a. m.
Up to last Saturday Doc Miller
and young Travis, the forger, ocou
pied adjacent cells, and it is believ
ed the three men wore in a compact
to break jail, hut their removal to
the penitentiary ...onday left them
out of lt. Odlclals believe that had
not these men been removed just at
the right time they would havo also
made their escape. The authorities
are making a desporato effort to ap
prehend Ellison, though there ls no
clew whatever to work on.
TIIE~"\\'AGES OE SIX.
Killed Himself Eather Than Paco
Itcsult of His Crime.
A young man supposed to ho Leo
>oid Weiss, tho missing cashier of
he Budapest ofllco of a Hamburg
ihlpping firm, shot himself on board
ho Hamburg-American liner Bat
ivla as she was leaving her dock
n Hoboken Monday, bound for Eu?
ope. Ho was taken to St. Mary's
?ospltal, In Hoboken, where ho died.
When the Ilmiburg-Anierlcnn lin
!r Kaiserin Auguste Victoria pulled
nu) her dofcl<tSt Thursday one of
ho passengers was a man who gavo
he name of Ignatz Lnuffer. Ho was
lUmmoned before the immigration
uithorltles for tho usual invostlga
Ho described himself ns a medl
dne student of the University of
budapest. On the deck was II. C.
strike, of New York, representativo
)f the college in which Weiss had
>een employed. Strike had received
i cable message alleging that Woiss
was short in his accounts. He con
fronted Lauffler, but tho latter do
lled that ho know anything of the
Tho ofici?is decided lo detain
ti 1 ni, however, and a hearing was
liold. Lauffor had told tho officials
that he had a sister Miss Irene La tiff
>r in that city, and during the hear
ing a young Hungarian woman ap
peared and Identified Lnuffer as her
One of tho persons present, picked
np the suspect's hat and Inside found
Lho initials "L, W." The girl then
confessed that her brotherlgnatz had
given Weiss his university passport
in Budapest and had asked her to
deny Weiss' identity when he arriv
ed, The young man was ordered
deported and was placed aboard the
Batavarln, where ho was kept a pris
SELLS HIS WIPE.
Then Asks Hoard of Charities To
Care for Pour Children.
At Homo, N. Y., Lawrence Weir,
hursday made application to Sup
erintendant Graves of tho Board of
Charities, to have lils four children
placed in some Institution. Weir
admitted to the superintendent, that
he had sold his wife for $6 to a
man at Highland Mills, two miles
above Home. Tho wlfo consented
to the transfer. Weir has six chil
dren, besides tli?* four ut home. Oilo
ls working In a cigar factory and one
is with relatives. Weir is about 45
voa rs old, and ls eniyloyed in a brass
Hut Pp Your Guns.
The limit set by tho Slate game
laws eitdod on March 1, nnd lovers
of shooting had better take notice of
tho fact as tho authorities expect to
exert themselves to tho limit to havo
tho law obeyed. Some people are nu
der the impression that tho limit x
pires on the 16th day of March, aa
in former years, but this ls a mis
take and tho bill of about two years
ago is thoroughly In effect now. and
li sets the dato na March t, ns above
Need Not Shave Negroes.
Barbers in the State of Connecti
cut need not shave negroes unless
tlioy wish to dr. po. The State Su
premo Court luis so decided. Tho
defense was that n bather shop waa
not a place of public accommodation
within tho meaning of the law, and
thia the court sustained.
. - /
Governor Ansel lins written a let
tor to the express agent at Pomnrla
calling his attention to A violation
of the dispensary law In delivering
whiskey on Sunday. Tho matter will
also ho taken up with Superintend
Snine Old Story.
An eight year old negro girl was
burned to death on a farm at \> ;1
zeil, near Sumter, Oil Monday. She
waa loft alone In Gio house and her
clothing caught Uro. She was b tru
ed to death hoforo assistance could