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BENNETTSVII/LE, S. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1907.
VtRY SAD CASE.
Visitor to Charleston Attempts
to Kill Self and Wife.
S?ID TO BE INSANE.
It. Ii. Bonnoitt, of Darlington, Be
coming, It Is Supposed, Suddenly
insane, Attempts to KUI Himself
and When Prevented Shoots Hi*
Wife, ft Bride of n Few Mont Iis.
To Bo Sent To The Asylum.
Becoming is it believed, suddenly
insano Thursday afternoon, K. I,.
Bonnitt, of Darlington, who was vis
iting at the residence Mrs. Laura I<J.
Hertz, No. 3*1 Rutledge avenue, Char
leston, attempted to kill himself and
when his wife, a bride of a few
months, endeavored to prevent him
from committing the crime, he turn
ed savagely upon her and fired bis
pistol, inflicting a wound which will
in all probobllity, prove fatal.
A few moments later Bonnitt at
tempted again to committ suicide
with a knife, hut was prevented and
only inflicted upon himself a slight
wound. Mrs. Bonnitt was Imme
diately removed to the Riverside In
firmary and at a late hour Thursday
night lt was said that there was lit
tle hopes of her recovery. Bonnitt
was arrested and taken to the police
station, but was hitor removed to tho
Roper Hospital, where he was held
Tho man was examined by physi
cians and was pronounced Insane
und papers committing Honnltt to
tho Insane Asylum were obtained
from Judge or Probate .fudge Ooo.
D. Bryan, Solicitor Jervey consenting
und Bonnitt was taken to Columbia
on tho early train Friday morning.
The solicitor has waived the right
to prosecute Bonnitt and the whole
matter ls settled.
Tho News and Courier says tho
only assignable reason for the at
tack of Bonnitt on his wife is thai
ho became temporarily Insane. Soi io
years ago he was an inmate of tho
Insano Asylum at Columbia, his con
dition being caused, it is said, by n
blow on the head, resulting In M
blood clot. on tho brain. About i2
years ago ho was discharged fro i
the asylum, apparently cured, sud
since that timo has been in good
Mr. and Mrs. Bonnitt have been
living In Darlington and came lo
Charleston Thursday to pay a visit
to Mrs. Hertz, who is a sister-in-law
of Mr, Bonnitt. About threo o'clo '
Mrs. Bonnitt was heard to seren?1,!
and Mr. Matthew Hertz, who fort i
nately wns In tho house at the time,
rushed to tho room in which we- ??
Mr. and Mrs. Bonnitt. and there he
found that Mr. Honnltt was holding
a pistol to his wife's head. Mr. Her:
immediately grappled with Ronnie
who, however, fired tho pistol, the
bullet taking effect In his \vlfe*H sb'.
A tussle Hum ensued between the
men for the possession of the piste'
which was finally taken away from
Bonnitt by main force,
In the meantime help was sm
moued from tho Holice Station ?i i i
tho ambulance was telephoned for
While walting for tho patrol wagon
Bonnitt plunged a knife In his
breast, but only in dieted a Bligh'
wound. Ile was taken to the police
station in the patrol wagon, offorlnv
no resistance, and was locked on the
charge of aggravated assault and b il
tory, but later he was removed to
the Relier Hospital and confined i"
the insane ward.
Mrs. Bonnitt was taken to the Riv
erside Inflnmary, where an opera
tion was performed in the afternoon
in the hope that her lifo would be
saved. The bullet was recovered, but
it was ascrtained that an Intestin'
was perforated and little hope i
held for her recovery .
After the shooting Bonnitt became
very quiet and offered no resist .inc
to the officers. Ho refused to say
anything about the shooting. It was
stated, however, that in the room
with his wife he attempted to coe -
mitt suicide and his wife had pre
vented him, which seemed to anger
him, causing him to place a pistol
to her hoad.
The whole affair ls sincerely re
gretted, as tho family I? ?. prominent
and the members have many friends
Mrs. Bonnitt ls tho dnughtor of
Mr. Caleb Bass, of Darlington, and
is the second wife of Mr. Bonnitt.
They were married about 1 months
cAMio TOO mon.
The Church Committee Hail To Oct
Bel lev ng thal William Jennings
Bryan would be a first-class drawing
card, tho committee of arrangements
of the Central Pennsylvania confer
ence of the Methodist church wrote
him for his terms lo deliver the prin
cipal lecture al tho annual session,
to bo held thia week in Tyrone, lils
price was so high it took the clergy
man's breath away. His foo was
larger than a whole year's salary . f
some of the ministers. The commit
tee concluded lo gol a loss-expensive
SQ r A NIBO lt I'll) A F? BTUN10
Touching Story of n Life Wrecked
A terrible story of a life wrocko 1
?find a fortuno squahdered through
drink has been unfolded at Stepney,
longland, on I be dentil of a in in
known as Joseph Oibson, who had
run through a fortune of $175.COO
in four years. Tho widow, Dora Gib
son, Stated thal she and her hus
band were captured by the Reers
during the war, thal she bad a per
sonal interview with Mr. Kruger and
oven prevented tho deceased from
FOISON CAN FltriT
Kills Two Boys anti Makes the Moth
As a result of ptomaine poisoning
caused by eating canned peaches,
Mlvln ives, aged thirteen, and Leon
ard Lee Ives, need seven years, si ns
of Mr. and Mrs. W. \V. Ives, of ll ft ni
ton, Va., aro dead and their moD'or
in b tllOVCd to be dying. The mottler
and boys were Stricken on last
Wednesday. Leonard died Saturday
and Melvin Sunday afternoon.
FOUND IN WOODS.
George McCormick May Have
Been Dead Since Feb. 17.
Man Who Killed His wife mid Shot
lils Mother-in-law lins Hoon. Dis
A lotter from Aiken to Tho Stato
snys a vory tragic climax to a bru
tal murder case developed Wednes
day morning when tho decomposed
body of Geo. McCormick was found
near tho scone where ho committed
a heinous crime on the 17th of Feb
ruary. The body was found on Mr.
Jim Green's place near Toalha. It
is is supposed to have lain there
slnco the day after he murdered his
wife and seriously wounded lils
Coroner Owens went down to the
scene Wednesday, accompanied by
Dr. II .li .Wyman, Jr., and held an
Inquest. The evidence adduced was
all circumstancial, but a chain of in
cidents \yas linked together which
pointed strongly to suicide. A re
hearsal of the murder and tho inci
dents leading up to tho Unding of
the body will be given below:
On Sunday night, Feb. 17th, Geo.
McCormick went to tho home of his
mother-in-law, where his wife had
down from him, and after trying in
vain to induce her to return to him,
he Hew into a frenzy of anger and
began heating her. Her mother in
terfered and McCormick pulled his
pistol and shot her.
Ho then turned his weapon upon
his wife and shot and Instantly kill
ed her. lie then went, so tho theory
goos, to his own house and lhere
drank two bottles of laudanum, and
immediately went to tho homo of Bd.
Hicks, a short distance away, and
begged to be allowed to remain that
night. Hicks stated that he was pe
culiarly affected and was in some
kind ol* a stupor. lie stayed over
night there and next morning Hicks
ran him off upon learning of his
crime of tho proceeding night. Mc
Cormick complained of feeling queer
and said he thought ho was going
He staggered Off and has not been
seen since and it is supposed that ho
went to whore ho was found, which
is only a short distance from the
house, and laid down and died in a
Stupor. He was heard to say prev
iously that IT he could kill his wife's
mother he would be willing to die
He was supposed all along to be a
fugitive from Justice in Georgia and
some parties followed what they mis
took for his tracks to Kat wood. The
governor offered a reward for lils
arrest a few days ago.
The verdict of tho coroner's jury
was that he caine to his death at his
Tills (Mids one of Hie most aggra
vated murder case that has ever oc
curred in Aiken County and lt Is
supposed that remorse possessed
him and he died nt his own hands
rather than face punishment for the
brutal crime he had committed.
< ASHIFH SKIIM'FD
After Stealing Sixty Klght Thousand
Dollars From Dank.
Frank Jones, teller of the Char
lotto National Hank, it is charged,
lias defaulted to the extent of $68,
000. NOWS was just learned Wed
Tho alleged defalcation will not
inconvenience tho bank to any ser
ious extent as it has assets of $ 1 ,
000,000. There; was nothing crook
ed sh spec ted until Jones loft Satur
day night, saying he was summoned
to Richmond. This, it ls ascertain
ed, was a blind, and his whereabouts
aro now unknown.
Mr. Jones lias a wife and several
children, ll?' was a member of tho
First Presbyterian church and lo a
degree was very active in church
He was chairman of tho religious
work committee of tho Y. M. C. A.
here seven or eight years ago.
Thc other banks of the city readi
ly offered to lend aid to the Char
lotte National Rank, but this was
not OSpOClally needed.
The Charlotte Hank has offered a
reward of $1.000 for the arrest and
delivery to tho proper authorities of
Frank Jones, the toiler.
WO.M FX SHOT TO DFAT i I.
Assaulted n White Lady, Her Son
Charged with having used a rasor
With probable fatal effects on Mrs.
1311a Kiloton, n whit woman, and her
daughter, and kicking ber son, a
small child; about the road, two col
on! women wore shot to death near
McKamie, Tenn., Thursday night by
According to a statement of Mrs.
Uhelon, she and her two children
were attacked by the negro women,
while walking along tho public road.
She and her daughter received knife
wounds, which it ls feared will prove
Tho WOllien were arrested and
placed under guard al I he school
house iii tho town of McKamie, that
placo being without a jail and from
V\'lllch thoy WOl'O removed by the
mob at a late hour that night and
shot to death.
Ml SF HF SIGNED.
Request HllUlk Feature of Dispen
sary Must lie Observed,
Tho request blank feature of the
new dispensary law is to be strictly
observed by tim new administration,
il an opinion rendered by Attorney
General Lyon ls heeded
lt is rendered directly to State
Dispensary Auditor West, and ho
will see to tho enforcement of the
The opinion Ifl clear cut and pos
itive, it quotes tho law to show that
any dispensoi' or other dispensary
Officer who fails to carry out this
part of the law is to be removed,
j Tho patron must sign or make his
'mark In the presence of the dispen
ser or clerk, who must attest though
tho dispensary Official may used a
rubber stamp to attest.
According to tho opinion lt ls thc
duty of the auditor to report to thc
Governor any failure to strictly on
forco this and othor features.
ENDS HIS UFE
Because He Could Net Replace
Two Thousand Dollars
WHICH HE HAD USED.
Ami Lost in Spreu lal inp, in tho Stock
Markets. Charles Abbott, a Young
Mun, Manager of Branch Oflice of
a Stock Brooker in Washington,
Kills Himself in the Office, Loft
At Washington, D. C., with tho
probability of an embezzlement
chargo Involving $2,000 or more of
his employers' money facing him,
(maries Abbott, twenty-three years
old, the manager of the branch oflice
Of Wade & Hedges, brokers, ended
his life in tho oflice, at 4 00 Fifth
street northwest, by blowing out his
brains with a revolvor.
When discovered, tho body lay in
the rear ofllco of the sn I to of two
blood and the revolver clutched in
lind the revolver clutched tightly In
his right hand. The bullet willoh
had ended the life of yound Abbott
entered immediately above the right
temple and lodged Inside the skull.
Abbott for the last three mont tis
had hoon employed ns manager for
the Fifth avenue branch of tho brok
erage firm, which had its main ofllco
at SOO G. street northwest, and was
regarded as a young man of exem
plary habits. Tho firs Intimation
that, anything was wrong with their
manager's accounts was Friday af
ternoon, when Abbott was duo at
tho G street office to settle his week
ly accounts, but failed to put in an
appearance. Repeated efforts on tho
part of Wade fr Hedges to comunm
ente with their employe, noy only at
branch oflice, but at the homo of his
rather, .Julius Abbott. 234 Four-and
a-half st reid southwest, where he al
so resided, proved fruitless.
Convinced that matters were irre
gular, the members of the Arni, ac
companied hy their attorney, went
to the branch oflice with tho Inten
tion of going over the account, or
ascertain the cause of Abbott's fail
ure to settle. As they entered. Mr.
Wade, the senior member of the firm
stumbled against, tho body of their
manager. Tho police were immedi
ately not!fled and Detectives Harti
gan and Evans with a number of
patrolmen from tho Sixth prcclnt,
went to tho scene of the shooting.
Two notes were taken from the
inside coat pocket of the dead man.
one addressed to his father, and the
second to his employers, which wer?'
taken charge of temporarily hy the
police. The note to Wade fr Hedges
In a heavily sealed envelope writ lon
evidently In a nervous haste, read
"March 16, 1007."
"Messrs. Wado fr Hedges, City:
"You will ho surprised to leam
that I am short $2,000 in my ac
counts with you. The C-notes,
which you will And hi my pockets,
aro all bogus. H. Owes me noting,
and C. owes $2f>. I would like to
make good, but I cannot.
The note addressed to his father,
Julius Abbott, was:
"March 16, 1 007."
"My Dear Father: 1 have been an
awful liar. I have not only lost $2,
000 belonging to Wade fr Hedges,
but all of my own money and not a
small sum of yours. To tell tho
truth, 1 have not a cent I could call
my own. "The Idar Charlie."
The downfall of Abbott is attri
buted to tho sudden fluctuation in
various stocks of the New York ex
change. One of tho members of tho
Arm of Wade fr Hedges said Thurs
day night when contents of the note
left by A Idiot t were made known,
thal Abbott's shortages were prob
ably the result of several week's
speculations, tho differences on tho
books being made up by the bogus
notes found In his pockets.
Abbott's parents were notified hy
Percy Wade, a member of the brok
erage firm. They are prostrated over
their son's tragic end. In addition
to his parents, two brothers survive
him. Coroner Novitt Issued a cer
tificate of death by suicide, omi the
body was removed to an undertak
er's establishment, wnere It will he
prepared for burial and latter remov
ed to the Abbott home.
LA 1 )Y ATTACK 101) BY NKOBO
She Escapes But The Elend Kills
Mrs. James Tolbert, wife of for
mer Mayor Tolbert of Fairmont, Ga.,
was brutally assaulted and her two
months old child was murdered by
a negro at their homo Thursday eve
ning. The negro, who approached
the house when Mrs. Tolbert was
alone with her child, demanded $r?o.
ticing refused ho said he must have
the money or her life.
Then bogan n struggle during
which hr followed her from room to
room, until she escaped and ran to
her husband's store, some distance
away. When sho rot urned With fl
party tho baby was found with Its
?load nearly severed from Its body
and tho negro was missing.
,A posse was soon formed .and the
pursuit wits kept up during the
nigel tho crowd increasing ns the
search continued. Tho whole country
has bren scoured for tho negro bruto
but his capture bas not yot been re
ported. lOxcitomcnl Is running high
and there is no doubt, ir caught, tho
nogro will ho lynched.
TI KIHI IC EXPLOSION
Heard Five .Miles and Kills Two Peo
A dispatch from Prosperity to tho
Xews and Courier says a terrific, ex
plosion startled that place on Tues
day of Inst week. Many ran out of
tho stores .and OfflCOS to And out the
cause of tho noise, but nothing un
uasual could bo soon. In about tu
leen minuten a 'phone message carno
to Mr. A. M. Leslie to tho effect that
; a holler belonging to Mr. N. R. Les
ter, his brother, who lives near St.
Luke's (Munch, about Ave miles frOM
Prosperity* had exploded, and that
Mr. Lester and a negro had boon in
1 stantlv killed and another negro sor
? ioitsly hurt. Mr. Lester wan a well
? to-do planler and a prominent man
in his community and tho church.
PIG SAVES SIX LIVES.
Swims With Linn From Wrecked
Ship to Shore.
Lifeboat Smashed and Vessel Going
to Pieces-Tied Kopo to Porker
and Tossed Kim Overboard.
Bringing members of tho crow of
the wrecked Welsh burk Annie
Lloyd, the Hamburg-American line*
Steamer Prinz Ethel Friedrich reach
ed Now York from Inauga.
Tile mon owo their preservation
from the deep to a pig, and their ex
perience explodes tho time-honored
saying that a'pig can't swim. A pig
that was on tho vessel was used in
a rough sea. for getting a line to tho
The Floyd was bound for Ham
burg when she was wrecked. On
February 22, at night, in a hnlf-galo,
tho bark was tumbled on a coral roof
about twenty miles from Fortune is
land. Rho began leaking almost im
("aptalu William tried to got a life
boat away from tho leo side, but lt
was smashed Into kindling.
The sea threw the bark down on
her pirt side until she had a slant
if Hf teen degrees.
Tho waves broke over the ship so
heavily that the crow had to batten
thom sol vos below. The mate, boat
swain, and carpenter finally lashed
lifo lines about their waists and
made their way forward to where a
water east was secured.
They emptied the cast, and mak
ing a lino fast to lt, tl)row tho cast
Overboard, lt was hoped to get tho
Uno ashore in that way, but tho pro
Tho lines and the cast were hauled
hark on board and the male suggest
ed that tho pig be tried as a life
saver. The pig was big, noisy and
strong as an ox. The end of the
heaving lino wns placed about tho
pig's midship section, and with an
gry protests tho animal was ca?t
"That porker was like a swan,"
said the boatswain, "Ile grunted like
thunder when he struck the water, 1
but bo got. his compass bearings at
last and headed for tho shore.
"Wo thought he was a goner sov- 1
eral times, but he landed at last, and
the nativos grabbed the line. They 1
gobbled up the pig first, of all, and 1
several of them disappeared up tho
hench with the animal.
"Oilier natives hauled ashore the j
hawser, which we bent, to the heav
ing lino, and we got ashore in 1
"Calita In ll uglies was the last to
got ashore. Wo didn't save a stitch ''
of our stuff. The bark went to \
pieces Ibo day we got ashore."
lt was a mere coincidence of the
pig rescue that the reef on which
the Floyd struck is known as Hogsty
BUY AN IS I'OITIiAIl
With Tho Masses Hut the Leaders
Hate Him. \
"In all probability Mr. Bryan will .
ngnin carry the standard of the c
Dom ocr at parly next year. Ho ls '
unqucPtionnhly one of the most pow- '
erful political factors in tho country 1
today. No has grown. Conditions
haye favored lils growth. (
"Ho is underated in rio well-in- 1
form od quarter. His views aro not 1
shored by Democratic leaders, but ?
the great mass of party believe In '
him-Idolizes him-and will follow 1
him. Hts oxtromo views have not 1
handicapped him with the rank and 1
"Ho occupies tho same position 1
With tho Democratic party that s
Roosevelt holds with the Republican '
party. His honesty and his sincerity 1
go unchallenged, and therein is to \
bo found tho secret of his great and '
Such is tho opinion of the Washing- 1
ton Herald regarding the probable '
candidacy of Mr. Di van in tho i ext I
RAINS IN THF NORTHWEST
Complete Tlo Up of Telegraphic and
Continuous heavy rains, resulting
in serious washouts, violent wind
storms and a wet, (dinging snow,
have combined to produce a com
plete telegraphic tie up in the Paci
fic Northwest. The States of Mon
tana, idaho, Washington and Oregon
have boen isolated since early in tho
day, mid there seems to ho no Imme
diate prospects ol' an IhiproVOlllOnt
in (he situation.
Thursday night a heavy wind
storm passed over Great Salt Lake,
from tho Southwest to the Northeast,
and by driving tho water with tor
Ifie loree against the Southern Pac
ific Cllt-Off across the western part
of the lake, washed out an entensive
section of tho tract, compelling a dis
continuance of the train service.
Sacramento is cut off from tho
railroad communication with Hie
outside world, except from tho east.
No eastern train wore able to leave
over the Odgon route Friday.
MON I'M EXT TO HAGLEY
Thc President invited to tho UllVnil"
ing Ceremonies at Raliegh
Senator Overman called on Presi
dent Roosevelt Thursday to invite
him to attend tho ceremonies of tho
unveiling of a monument In tho
Slate House grounds at Raliegh, N.
C., to [Cosign Worth Hagley, the
Inst American killed In the Spnillsll
Amorlcan war and tho only naval
Ofllcor who lost his Ufo bl that strug
gle. The ceremony will take placo
May 28. Hnslgn Hagley was killed
on tho torpedo boat Winslow early
in tho war, while directing some of
tito movement? of tho vessel. The
Proaidonl said ho would like very
much te accept the invitation, but
il would not be possible foi him lo
TR A1 XING SHIP OVERT URNS
l-'roin TerllTlc Storm and Fifty Men
At. Copenhagen , Denmark, while
-tOO workmen were ovorhaullnk tho
Danish training ship, Viking, In tho
shit) yard, the vessel overturned dur
ing a severe storm. Betweon forty
mid fifty men are missing and believ
ed to bo drowned. A number of
hod les havo been washed ashore and
acores of thrilling rescues have boon
A Lady Came Home and J.aid Out
Shoots Ono mut Heats Another Foa
malo Visitor of Her Husband in
: Returning borne suddenly and not
finding tho door open, Mrs. G. M.
piark, living down in tho southwest
om part of Joplin, Mo., forced an
entrance and with a revolver opened
.Aro on a woman she found in tho
house with Mr. Clark.
Throe shots were fired, ono groz
.ng tho shoulder of Victoria Wilde.
Afterward she struck her butt of the
weapon nnd turning on Julia Messln
*<er, heat her so badly sho is confin
ed to bed.
Mrs. Clark was informed by neigh
bors of visits of women to her home
during her absence nnd watched foi
na opportunity to catch them there.
Her husband ls a seml-invulid, and
tjent his wife down town after medi
I While away the women went to
ho Clark home. Mrs. Clark watched
ind saw thom enter, and hurried
tonio. Tho shooting and beating fol
ded. . No arrests have been made
RURAL CA Ititi 10HS I HON EFIT
Recent Act of Congress Greatly In
creases Their Poy.
. Under the recent act of Congress
making appropriations for the pos
tal service for the ensuing fiscal
Tear, tho Postmaster General may
fix the salaries of carriers lu the
rural service at a rate not exceeding
?0OO per annum after July 1, 1907.
I The highest rate now paid is $720
nor annum. The readjustment of
&)arles under the new law has not
tjoen fully determined, but lt is pro
ijosed to til low the maximum rate,
$900, to all carriers on routes twenty
6mr or moro miles in length, as
?hpwn by tho records of tho depart
ment. This will give approximately
'42,900 or about 00 per cent of tho
randers an advance in salary of $180
A substantial Increase in pay for
ither carriers in contemplated. Car
llers on the shorter routes, ranging
irom 12 to 14 and form -14 to IC
miles In length, now re?oive $fi04
ind $f>40 per annum, respectively,
being proportionately better paid
Jinn carriers on routes of twenty or
This advance In pay for carriers
md substitutes, it is estimated, will
.osiilt in an approximate increase of
15,900,000 in tho cost of rural do
REFUSED TO UK HLUFFED
?Jonie Republicans Wanted to Jump
on Senator Tillman.
According to a story vouched for
?y several prominent mon of Win
ihester and Martinsburg, W. Va., a
lersonal encounter was imminent
.arly Sunday morning in the Herke
oy Club, ?it Martinsburg, botweon
i number of Hs mom hors and Sena
or R. lt. Tllman. of South Carolina.
After lecturing there on the race
luestion Saturday Senator Tillman
ivas taken to Martinsburg by How
ird Emmart in an automobile, While
waiting for a train to go to Co!nin
nis, Ohio, tho SenatdY was enter
niued by Mr. Rnunarl and others
lt tho Berkeley Club, which is colo
nised principally of Republican bus
ness men. During il discussion of
Vat Ional affairs Senator Tillman Is
laid to have made a remark rellect
ng upon Prosldont Roosevolt, which
nany club men took as an Insult
hey hoing staunch admirers of the
It is stated the men jumped to
their feet and angrily demanded that
lu? Senator's remarks ?md har-di crit
[clam of tho President lie withdrawn,
lint Mr. Tillman refused to take
hack a word of what he had said.
Tho difllc.iilty wits finally smoothed
WANTED FROG ARRESTER
Negro Woman WIio Thought She
Had Reen Conjured
The Greenville Nows say tho po
lice of that place had a call from
"The Cower Dine" ol' the burry up
description ami two of the coolest
?ind best Officers of the reserves were
Immediately dispatched to the neigh
hood from which the call caine. They
arrived fully expecting to timi in
progress a family row or rough
house but lo their great surprise tho
request was from a negro woman
that they arrest another woman for
attempting to conjure her, She al
leged that the WO Ul il ll had placed a
frog under nor door-step and this
had prevented lier from sleeping a
moment during the whole night, she
hogan to dig about the slop to prove
to the ofllcers that Ibis was a fact
but was linallie to produce the ani
mal. She was very much in earnest
about the affair and slated that ber
intention was to bring out an Indict
ment against the a Hoged conjuror,
WRECK Ol' A FURNACE.
Hundred Tons of Ulick and Mortar
A message from Ressemer Bays
timi the lining of the new furnace
of tho Woodward Don Works, at
Woodward, Ala., foll in ?md a hun
dred lons of brick ?ind mortar bur
led ?i number of workmen. Five
dead bodies have been taken out
from tho debris. Dempsey Hayes, a
white man and four negroes are tho
Will Raise Moro Cotton.
A dispatch from Carlo, Rgypt, says
Ibo Council of ministers has adopt
ed Hu* proposition to Increase the
height of Hie Assuan Dam. It Is cal
culated Dial this will give RUfflClonl
new Witter to Irrigate another mil
lion acres, which, it ls estimated,
should Yield an increased cot lon crop
to tho value of $ I 7,MU?,0(10 to $20,
I ooo.ooo annually, it win take six
years t<> complete.
Prices to Advance
A dispatch from Birmingham, Ala.
says at a mooting of southern alovc
manufactures lt was practically
agreed to advance prices live poi
cent, becauso of tho high price ol
Iron and stool and the lncroused ?,osl
One Thousand Reported Killed in
the Salvadorean Army,
THREE DAY'S FIGHT.
Tho Nicaraguan Army Completely
Triumphed Over tho Salvadorian
Army, Which Was Routed, And
Left tho Field in Great Disorder.
Tills Battle Will Llkoly Fud the
A dispatch from Washington says
tho Stato department received the
following dispatch Friday from Jose
D'Olivorez, tho American cum>ul at
Managua, Nicarauga. j
""Thia government reports that on
March 18 an army of 5,000 Salvado
reans and 1,000 Mondurans, com
manded hy Con. Prosa, a Salvador
ean, attacked tho Nicaraguan van
guard near Namisque, Honduras.
"'/rim battle lasted three days re
sulting in the completo rout of tho
Salvadoreans, who lost t'ooo killed.
"Nicarauga has 20,000 troops at
the front and will commence an im
mediate attack on Chatlutoca and
Senor Coren, tho Nicaraguan min
ister, has received a cablegram from
his Government confirming tho press
report to the effect that tho Nicara
guan navy has captured tho impor
tant Honduran Carribbean port of
The naval vessels aro now on their
way to Puerto Cortex, where they
probably will repeat t hoir success,
and as/frujllli already has fallen in
the hands of the Nicaraguans, prac
tically the whole north coast of lion
duras ls in their possession.
Tho cruiser Chicago, which has
been patroling tho Pacific sido of tue
Isthmus and Central America, has
gone from Acajutn, Salvator, to Aca
pulco, in Mexico, a thousand miles
northward. This voyage is made nec
essary from tho fact that coal is
scarce in Centra! Amorten.
Tho movement for intervention is
gaining strength and Assistant Sec
retary of Stato Paeon strongly Im
pressed upon tho minister from Cos
ta Rica and Nicaragua tho wisdom
of speedily terminating tho warfare
In Central America, ns it promises
to In volvo all tho other Republics,
and It Is almost certain. If prolonged,
lo lead to tho prosenco in their wn
tors of European naval vessels, with
possible Intervention in behalf of
their own citizens.
SCHOOL HOUSE BURNS.
Ono Teacher and Eight Children
Crushed to Death.
Nine persons, eight of thom school
children, were Instantly killed and
many others injured nt Durango,
Mexico, by tho collapse of tho roof
of the public school building, while
tho rooms wore crowded with pupils
The dead lncludo one of tho teachers
and eight members of her class.
Scores were burled under tho
wreckage and debris, and there mny
ito additional deaths, as many of
the victims are seriously hurt. Tho
teacher's body was pinioned beneath
a heavy rafter ami lt was evident
that death had been instantaneous.
The Injured children were hur
ried to the hospital and some of
them to their homes, whllo the dead
were taken to tho morgue, where
heart-rending scenes were enacted as
grief-stricken parents searched for
their loved ones.
WIPED OUT IN BLOOD.
Shot Rel rayer of His Sister, but. Was
At Hilloar, Ky., on Wednesday of
last week Frank Dutton was shot
and killed by Sam Rose, who was
soon afterward shot to death by Fi
las Dutton, brother of Frank Dutton.
Elias escaped to tho mountains and
a posse ls now lu pursuit.
Sometime ago tho Dutton and
Pose families lived In a village in
South-western Virginia. Aleono Rose
was the belle of the town, and fell
in lovo with and was botrayed by
Krank Dutton, with whom she fled
Sam Roso, her brother, determin
ed upon rovonge, hunted for his sls
'4>r's betrayer, and finally discovered
him. They met on tho street and
i>Ogun shooting .
After killing Frank Dutton, Rose,
"-hen near his sister's house, on
.ountered Ellas, who shot him down,
.lose dragged himself to his sister's
door and died in her arms.
MADE MONKEY MAI).
And Ho Scratched a Little Girl Very
John William's two children and
a small friend of theirs thought
they would have some "fun" with
an organ grinder's monkey. They
handed a hot penny on tho end of a
stick to the monkey, when It climb
ed to the second story window of
Mr. William's home, in Richfield, N.
J., The monkey politely doi*ed his
hal anti took tho penny,then screech
ing loudly, dropped lt Instantly.
Chattering with rage, tho* animal
sprang at the biggest child, a girl of
lon years. It. blt and scratched her
hands and although she fought lt,
rot routed only when Its master yank
ed with all his strongth on tho cord
that bound lt. Returning homo Mr.
and Mrs Williams found their daugh
ter suffering from shock and nurs
I lng her hurts.
Mail Bag .stolen.
lt has dovelopod that tho stolen
niall hag said to contain about$4 00,
000, was not. on La Provonco but on
Da Sayoio. and lt ls virtually estab
lished that the registered mall was
abstracted after the bags roached
the railroad stations at Paris, France
An east, hound Donver and Rio
' tirando passenger train left tho tmik
' ?10 miles west of Antlnlo, Cal., Fri
' day night and 35 passongors had fl
' miraculous oscapo from death. All
t tho passougors wore hurt, but non<
A WHITE FIEND.
Go vernor Ansel Offers a Reward
for one Goldberg.
Who Is Charged With Criminally As
saulting a Mero Child lu Colum
Tho State of South Carolina ls
very anxious to catch ono Leon Gold
berg, who is charged with criminal
ly assaulting a ton year old Belgian
girl who came over in tho Whitte
ll i nd a few weeks ago. The outrage
took place in a hoarding house in
Columbia kept for Immigrants by
Tho girls parents aro working on
a farm near Columbia. She ls not
badly hurt physically; lt is said, and
hos been taken by interpreter Fnm
aey of tho department of immigra
tion to her parents' now homo in the
Thero ls deep feeling among the
immigrants over tho matter, and
while there was no talk of violence,
particularity after it was ascertained
that tho girl was not badly hurt phy
sically, thoro was and ls a genuine
and general contempt for the man
and ho will be sevorely dealt with
Goldberg ls an Austrian. He came
to Columbia about ono year ago
from Canada, nnd had boen from
time to time employed by Commis
sioner Watson as an interpreter but
had boen discharged sometime ago
and had no connection with tho im
migration department whoa he com
mitted his dastardly crime.
Insomuch aa tho crime waa com
mitted upon tho child of one of the
Immigrants brought over on the
Whltteklnd, tho immigration depart
ment ls diving everything possible
to apprehend this man and will nn
sist the logal authorities if ho Is cap
tured and brought back to Columbia.
Gov. Ansel has offered a reward
for the scoundrel, and every off ort
ls being made to catch him. Tho
Columbia authorities are doing every
thing they eau In the matter and will
not let up in their efforts until Gold
berg ls found and brought back for
trial. Should ho bo caught ho will
bo severoiy punished. In fact, he
deserves Hanging. j
CAULKS HEYWAHD TO COME. 1
Col. Wats?n Sends Him Word That -
He Is Badly Needed. ?
Ex-Governor Heyward Thursday '
received a cablegram from Commis
sioner Watson in which he urged (
Mr. Hey ward to sall for Bremen on )
tho 2 6th. Tho cablegram reads:
"Sall 20th all hazards. Need you
badly." lt is doubtful, however, if
Mr. Heyward will - bo ablo to get I
away at that time, ns ho has some '
matters of great importance to tho
Immigration movement which he has
not yet been able to get in shape for (
presentation to the North German '
Lloyd Company In reference to the j
permanency of tho Immigration lino
to Charleston. Thero aro also per
sonal matters which might prevent
Mr. Heyward leaving next week but .
he would ondeavor to put these out
of the way If the other affairs were .
in shape for presentation. It is like
ly, therefore, that ho will not sall 1
until the boat leaving New York on J
tho 2nd of April, and when he goes
he will be prepared to make a strong
pull for the Interests of the whole !
South in general and Charleston and !
South Carolina in particular.
Governor Heyward has just re
turned from Atlanta, where ho wont
oh business, and while thero ho had
the pleasure of renewing his ac
quaintance with Governor Terrell,
whose interests ho has enlisted In
the Immigration movement. Ho alno
had a talk with President Finley, of
the Southern Hallway, and put in a
good word for Charleston, of course.
Mr. Hoyward found Mr. Finley very
friendly to the port of Charleston
os well ns to tho whole immigration
movement for tho South.
KILLED TWO WOMEN
Mother and .Daughter .Booten and
Chocked to Death.
Last -Friday week ago about 12
miles from Newberry a double mur
der was committed by Will Sanders.
All tho parties connected with thc
affair aro colored. It scorns that
Will Sander? haB for some time boon
living with a woman, Aurelia Mat
thews and had boon jealous of hor.
Friday afternoon late ho went to his
house and told the woman to go with
him and seo a garden patch bo had
They went off together, and In
about an hour he returned and told
tho woman's daughter, aged 15,
that her mother wanted her and
to go with him to her. ITo shortly
returned without her. Tho body of
tho mother was found Saturday
morning with the skull crushed In
with some blunt, instrumen und signs
The body of tho daughter was
found Sunday morning and it waa
shown that the girl had been choked
to death. After killing the girl San
ders returned to the houso and re
tired. Getting up about daylight, ho
commanded another young negro
woman and girl In tho house to go
with him; they refusing ho locked
thom In the house and loft and has
aol Veen aeon nineo.
BOOZE AT ALL 1IOUB8.
Tho WllUnniston Authorities Report
Tlio Express Agent.
The chief of pollco of Wllllamston,
makes complaint to tho govornor
thnt tho express companies at that
place aro delivering liquor after of
fico hours and on Sunday. This ho
ing lutorstato business it is not
thought that tho state authorities
cnn interfere but lt is believed thnt
if tho mnttor in callod to tho atten
tion of the express pooplo thoy will
bo disposed to conform to tho laws
of tho atato.
A Texas fnrme. decimos that a
laborer wno does not smoak cigar
ettes is worth at loast $2.50 per
1 month moro than ono who does.
' Farm labores who dosiro to amass
. - wealth should therefore out out olg
Eighteen People Perish At a Fire
THE WATER SO HIGH
On Account of tho Flood that the
Brave Firemen Were Compelled
To Uso 13onts to Fight tho Flames
and Rescue Those Ju Ranger.
Many Other People are Relieved
to Bo Demi.
Elghteon persons are known to
have lost tholr HVOB in the oarly
morning fire that occurred Saturday
at the plant of the Warwick Pottery
Compnny which ls located In tho
Hood dlstriot of Wheeling, W. Va.
Following is a partial list of those
who were drowned:
Mike Bretries, aged 30, Btore
Rosa Bertas, aged 22, single.
Elias Mitchell, aged 18 mouths.
Allen Bertas, aged 2 years.
Frank Holmes, watchman at tho
Simon Elias, proprietor of a dry
Julia Moses, aged 7 years.
Waldor Moses, ogod seven years.
Charles Matthews, watchman.
Because of tho water surrounding
tho burned district lt was impossi
ble for tho fire nppuratus to reach
tho scone. Tho firemen pressed in
to sorvlco all tho boatB that could be
socured. They did heroric work and not
only fought tho Are, but assisted in
rescuing many persons.
Tho crow of a boat that was moor
ed across tho river from tho building
manned a yawl and rescued nbou?
The mon were offered all kinds of
rownrds and big sums of monoy foi*
tho work that they had done, but
they refused to accept a cont At
times tho big yawl was filled to over
flowing nnd it >#fis with di ide ult y
Lhat tho rlverman prevented tho fran
Lie Syrians from upsetting the craft.
During tlie process of tho fire the
jcone was most frightful. Tho
icroums for help of those in tho
milding could bo heard as far as
ho steel bridge, a mlle north, where
Jiousnnds of persons, unable to lend
my assistance, watched the blaze.
The work of rescuing tho bodia?
)f those who had drowned has been
iolng on all day. Tho current has
)ocn vory swift and the impression
is that moro bodies will be recover
ed when tho flood subsides.
Tho building occupied by the un?
fortunato victims was not touched
by the flames. Tho explosion that
started tho Aro ls what terrified the
icoplo living in tho vicinity.
No sooner had the report of the
explosion occured than people coni
nenced to leap from windows inb>
:ho water. Not all of those who met
loath woro drowned by jumping into
tho wator. Five of them were droWnv
3d by the upsottlng of a boat that
was carrying them to a place af safe
Tue majority of the persons living
In tho vicinity of tho wholesale dis
trict aro Syrians and after the fire
they refused to return to their homos
They are being taken care of in the
City Hall and county jail. There ls
scarcely a family that did not lose a
mom her, and the survivors aro fran
RODE A CROCODILE AT SEA
A Queer Exhibition Given nt Palm
Warren Frazier, hotter known as
"Alligator Joe," trcatod society folk
at Palm Beach, Fla., lately to a new
sporting sensation. Ho towed a croco
dile weighing 200 pounds well out
into the Atlantic Ocean, had a wrest
ling match with it, mounted it bare
back, and brought lt back to shore.
Tho crowd, mostly women, gasped
until it was over, and then applaud
The crocodile was about sixty to
seventy years old and perhaps twelvo
feet long. "Ho's a young ono," said
Fraizor, and ho spoke truly, for the
patrtorch of his tribe is declared to
ho more than 4 00 year old. After
towing it out Frazier released lt,
then made a (mick jumpi and land
ed stomach down on tho creature's
b?ok. Over and over thoy wont, like
boys wrestling. The tail of the ani
mal lashing about could bo scon, and
at times lt? forefeet wore exposed
as Frazier tilted lt up.
Cradnally Frazier worked tho rep
tile to a stoop bank. A rope was
thrown to him. Keeping the croco
dilo under wator he tied tho cord
around Its long snout in two places.
It was then dragged ashore and its
tall was tied to its head so that it
could be lifted to a cart. The rep
tHo toward tho ond appeared to be
completely fagged, but Frnzior show
ed no exhaustion.
RIVAL BROTHERS FIGHT
Both lioved tho Samo Woman and
May Dlo From Wounds.
At. New York two brothers who
loved tho samo woman fought with
knives and clubs in an East Side sa
loon arly Thursday, until both were
so desperately wounded that thoy
probably will dlo. Tho men aro
(leorgo and Civannl Francesco, who
came to Now York from Palermo
about two years ago. There thoy
I had both hoon rivals for tho hand
of tho same girl, who oventually ac
cepted Oeorgo, tho older.
Got It at Last.
A man at Now London, Conn.,
Swallowed a plo ^ of glass thirty
years ago, and it has just boen re
covered by a surgeon to whom ho
complained of a pain In the shouloor
Gets Twenty Years,
.loshua Hartlson, at Elizabeth City
N. C., wa? sentenced to twenty years*
imprisonment for tho kidnapping
and murder of Kenneth Bensley, a
Die? From lllecoughs.
Dennis Simon Briggs, a prominent
lumbr merchant of Wilmington, N.
C., died suddenly Thursday from hic
cough? *hllo on JA bur mess trip to
Washington, N. 0.