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BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1907.
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Two Young Men Go To a Watery
Grave While Fishing.
THE BODIES FOUND.
Tiiey Visit Their Trout Line on tho
Dani in a Hatean, and Not Return
ing, Causes Alarm and Leads to a
Search, Which Results in the Pind
ing of tho Bodies of tlie Two
Early Thursday morning the news
was received ill Anderson of the
drowning of J. C. Walker and John
Dickson, which occurred at 2 o'clock
that morning on the pond of the Hel
ton Power Company, six and a half
miles from Helton, on the Saluda Ri
ver. Doth of these young gentlemen
wore well known in Anderson, as lt
was their former home.
It seems that the two men set out
trout lines across the pond Wednes
day evening, and at two o'clock last
Thursday morning they wero in a
batteau visiting the lines, when tho
hatteau capsized for some unknown
As neither of the gentlemen re
turned to their home in time to go
to work Thursday morning, a search
for them was made. Tho lifeless
body of Mr. Walker was found on one
of the hooks of tin; trout line. The
body of Mr. Dickson was found about
noon about -IO feet holow where the
boat turned over.
Mr. Walker and Mr. Dickson were
brothers-in-law. They were electri
cal engineers and were in charge of
the power house at the Cam. They
had been connected with tho com
pany only a short time. Doth were
about twenty-live years of age.
Mr. Walker worked at the sub-sta
tion of the Anderson Power Com
pany four or live years. He left his
position there about live months ago.
Ho wont down on the Laurens road
of the Charleston and Western Car
olina Railroad and from there ho
went to work at the Helton dam. He
married Miss Mossie Hickson, the sis
ter of John Dickson and tin- daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Dick
son, who aro now residents of Ander
son. His wife survives him.
Mr. Dickson worked at the sub
station with Mr. Walker two years.
Ho left the services of the Anderson
Water, Light and Power Company
last February, when lie moved his
family to the Helton power dam. Mr.
Dickson married Miss Rossie Kay,
who, with a child of two years and
ii child of one week, survive him.
"The mother, father, sister and
brother of Mr. Dickson went to the
scene of the horrible accident Wed
nesday morning. The bodies of the
men were carried to Anderson where
the interment took place.
M A l i i i M O M A li SWIM) LIO.
Victim of Ills Desire to Wed a Titled
The arrest of Johann Fiedler, a
tradesman, of Hermannstedt lu Tran
sylvania, and his wife lias revealed a
bare-faced swindle practiced on a
simple minded hui wolthy land owner
of Roumanian nationality named
Konstant an H ra tea nu.
Flodlor learning that it was Hrat
eann's ambition to marry a lady of
title lu tro du cori him to Frau Fiedler
who posed as the Baroness Ida Kim
who was unmarried and possessed of
? 1 DO.OOii, in her own right.
Frau Flodlor played her part with
completo success, and on Hie day of
her betrothal IHM- husband received
$15,000, as a commission. Fiedler
next offered to obtain for Hraieann
the title of Haren from the Mungari
ian Oovornmenl for another $5,000,
and this too, the simple landowner
Then Fiedler and his wife vanish
ed and Hrateanu realized for tho
flrsi time lie had been victimized. ?
TRAFFIC IN WIVRS,
Said to he Quite a Practice Among
The coull ol' the Manie Loire ai
Paris has before it a case brough! liv
a peasant who (daims $600 damages
from another peasant for the nonful
fillment ol' a contract for the Bale of
his wlfo. ,
Tho man who brought the action
bargained to buy the wife of a neigh
bor for $000. When Hie woman
he ard ol' I be transaction she not only
refused to leave her husband's house
bul told the two men strongly wha
she thought of t hem. .
The buyer was furious at not be
inc ?ilile to obtain the execution of I'
contract duly drawn up and signed
und lie determined to seek Idgnl re
It is staled that Hie salo and pur
chases of wives have taken place
several times during recent years.
ni: <n:rs mu PAY.
John Hays Hammond Highest Paid
.?Man in thc World.
John Hays Hammond, UH- mining
engineer of New York, re?oives n sal
ary aggregating $800,000 a year,
which is moro money than any Other
man ever received for his personal
services. Men make millions on in
vestments or by manipulations of
speculations, hut Hammond ls the
only man In the world who is paid so
nearly a million dollars a year for
Hammond is tin? greatest soldier
of fortune of modern limes, perhaps
of all timon, and was the model from
whlcdi Richard Harding Davis drew
bis hero In "Soliders of Fortuno."
l?o was born in San francisco fifty
two years ago, and graduated from
the Shoold Scientific School of Yale.
During his boyhood iii California In
board and dreamed of nothing hut
gold, for the Western coast was gold
mad during this period.
In an a tl em pt to ??scape from the
penitentiary at Raliegh, N. c., Thurs
day by three young convicts, ono of
them, C. L. Scruggs, was killed and
the others, Jack Williams and Dodd
wilson, word recaptured, by the
M 11 vvirnu UUI
In Mexico by a Sudden and De
It is Reported Thnt Five Hundred
People Were Killed by tho Terrible
A dispatch from Chllpanclngo, i
Mexico, says that city has boen com
pletely destroyed by ono of tho most
serious earthquakes that has ?ver
visited that section. Up to Monday
evening tho known doad number ll,
and tho badly Injured seven.
A paule prevails overywhoro and
people are fleeing to tho opon coun
try. The earth continues to rock at
half hour Intervals, and many minor
shocks completed tho, work of de- |
AU telegraphic communication to
the outside world ceased shortly after 1
11:60 o'clock Monday night, when
tho first shock was felt. The tole- |
graph operators have installed tom- .
penny quarters in an open square.
Tho town of Chilapa, 4 2 kilomot- <
ors to tho northeastward) hus also
boen destroyed. As yet no details j
have been received ns to tho number
of dead and woundod, but lt ls feared '
that tho number will be largo.
Doth tho volcanoes of Colima and i
Jorullo aro in this region and the ,
people fear that tho recent, eruption
of tho earth may cause these moun- f
tains to become moro active and to
destroy much property and many .
lives. * ;
A dispatch from the City of Mex
leo says the Notional Hank of Mexico
lias received a tolegram saying that
f)00 lives were loBt in tho destruction
of Chllpanclngo and Chilapa. Tho :
telegram adds that both citlos were
completely destroyed. In govern
mental circles the report ls not crod- .
lt ls ndmlttod that both citlos were
severely damaged, but lt. ls not j
thought that the death list will even (
approximate GOO owing to tho fact j
that tho housos aro massive affairs, '
built of stone In order to resist earth
Tho government of tho state of t
Guerrero has dispatched military en- j
ginoors and troops to the destroyed
district ?md tho work of rescuo and h.
sanitation is hoing enrried on m u
A dispatch from the City of Moxi- 1
co on Monday night says heavy earth
quake shocks continued on the west .
const until 4 o'clock Monday morn- .
lng. At that dato news from tho
s rea ol' greatest destruction shows .
that the devastation was greater than J
at first supposed.
Besides tho destruction of Chilpan- \
icihgO and Chilapa, it is now report
ed that Tixtla, between thot>o two j
cities, containing about tho same pop
ulntlon ns Chilpanlcingo, was ulso r
Messengers from tho coast who .
have roached Chilpanlcingo say that ,J
tho towns of Ayutlo and Ometopoc r
Pavo boen destroyed und that tho loss *
of lifo ls vory heavy. It will ho Kev- *
oral days before full portlculare will
BAD STATIC OW API AIDS
One of tin? Troubles Small Counties 1
Have to Contend With.
According to a letter containing 1
much vigorous language, Governor '
Ansel received Thursday from Mr. W. *.
N. Paulllng publisher of the Kcho
and Press at Monck's ('orner, In Her- '
koley county, somebody has been (
tampering with HU? court schedule In 1
that neck of the woods for tho pur- K
poso of securing delay in the trial of 1
a number of criminal cases.
Mr. Faulling encloses an editorial j J
clipping from hts paper, which cries | 1
out against "the shame that has boen s
practicad against the people of Berke- 1
loy county." He says that for some
reason, whick llO ls unable to explain '
bul on which Senator Haynes of the 1
county may be able to throw some (
light, tho February tenn of court was 1
passed np altogether, although tho \
criminal docket was tho heaviest in .
tho history of tho county, five murder 1
l ases awaiting trial now.
And according to tho new court 1
schedule for Berkeley, whick was '<
provided for In the last Legislature, 1
here will bo no more regular terms '
ill next September, which will be 12
oaths from tho last term. Mr.
Gnulling says tho chief justice has
signed an order for a special term to \
be held this month, but ho wants the
governor to look Into the situation
In (lie editorial ?lipping KOtUO
judge, whose name is not called, is
sevoroly scored for enquiring when
the next train lofl Monck's Comer
soon as he landed In town. Tho edl
tor says t hat the next Judge who
.ame to hold court there should have
<\\o fact impressed upon his mind
hat Berkeley is a part of the Slate.
WAS A MAD MAX.
('hamp Chli'k Relates an Incident a.
Champ Clark of Missouri made a
ipeecll al Des Moines the other eve
ning in tho course of which he sahl
thal the half had not been t?d?l of thc
incidents at the Gridiron dlnnor at
Which ForAker and Roosevelt slashed
at each other.
"I was sitting a llttlo way from the
President," ho said, "and say, I have
seen six men meet violent death at
different times, but I never saw a
madder man than Roosevtdt was at
thal timo in my whole lifo."
"if," ho continued, "we compel the
Hnrrlman-BllsB-Odol gang to toll the
truth about the campaign contrihu
Hons, we would sweep the count ry.
If we had n district attorney in New
York that was worth powder and
lend to blow him to hell, Sing Sin?;
would be so full Ol those delving Re
publican bosses thal their arms and
legs would l?e sticking out of tho
Killed His Son.
At Gadsden, Ala., 0. P. Dodson, a
holograph operator, shot and killed
his three-yenr-old son Thursday while
In a demented condition, and nt the
saino time tried to kill his WlfO. 110
oscaped to the woods, hut was lated
captured by aid of dogs.
Killed by Cigarettes.
Caporn Jones, eighteen, ron of L.
M. Jones, a prominent planter of
Starrsvllle. Gn.. ended bin life nt noon
Friday by shooting himself through
tho heart with a shotgun. It ls slat
ed that Hm young man's mind was
undoubtedly affected Lom clgarotto
Was In the Throes of Hugh Earth
quake Last Week.
Tho Serlos HUH Reen Most General
ami Severo lu History and Were
Accompanied Hy Darkness, Light
liing Storms and tho Stilling Odor
Burning Sulphur. Authorities Try
ing to Suppress Heal Loss of Life.
Dispatches received from four con
tinents Indicated that tho whole
world has hoon In tho throes of a re
markable series of earthquakes.
More than 1,000 lives have l oon
loss in Merico and many towns have
l)een swallowed in the rents of the '
Violent earthquakes are reported .
n tho Russian trans-Caspian terri
tory in Asia; in Southern Spain, in
Tyrol and throughout T ukey mid
Syria. Tho startling eruption of a
volcano in Chile is accompanied by !
larkness, lightning, storms and the !
itifling odor of burning sulphur.
A dispatch from lil Paso, Texas, !
mys more than a thousand persons '
vero killed In the earthquake which
levastated the territory southwest 1
)f Mexico City. 1
The list of dead may bo Incrensod *
greatly, according to late dispatches 1
ccolved Friday from tho affected 1
iountry. New volcanoes have brok- '
.n out and the burning lava has set 1
Ire to the forests and people and live
dock aro docing for their lives. 1
Scores of towns lying botween Mex- (
co City and the Pacific ocean have '
icon wiped out by tho earthquakes 1
n ninny Instances tho earth opened (
md In tho great chasms thus formed,
?wallowed whole vllliges. 1
The greatest damage done be- 1
ween the City of Mexico and the Col- -
ma volcano, which seemed to la; the *
darting point of the disturbance. Co- 1
Ima is now in violent eruption, the '
lost severe in tho history of Mexico, *
md no estimate can now be placed ?
m tho extent of the damage done or
.et to be done. I
One of the most alarming feature?* 1
s tho Indication that thors 'ms been
i large los? of life In the City of Mex- *
co, a fact which the authorities are 1
rying to suppress. IDfforts to com- ?
nunieato with the authorities have '
ailed, but privai advices to com- *
norcia! houses say that tho loss of
lfo has been heavy, but that no an? I
louncement would bo made by the '
Messages received at the town of 1
iaurez, In Mexico, just across the
Iver from 101 Paso, say that when till
if the dead In tho scores of towns
md villlagos to the southwest have t
icon enumerated, tho list of dead
viii far exceed 1,000.
This series of earthquakes was the
nest severe? In tho history of the
iountry. Not only (lld tho disturbance (
ixtond from Mexico City to Colima, .
mt there was a great disturbance on <
ho bottom of tho gulf of Mexico.
Fishing boats returning from tho >
?ed snapped banks report that they '
vere overtaken by most remarkable
itorms In which cross tides attacked
hem, water spouts appeared, and
croat columns of steam shot from the .
mean. Several of these boats were i
nade so hot by the steam from the j
len that ice which their fish were
lacked with, was melted.
All Of the railroad lines in tho 1
out horn and western part of Mexico,
nive been practically destroyed. In ]
cores of places tho roadbed was car- j
'led completely away. c
This has interfered greatly with |
be execution of tho government's (
nea s tires of relief. The bishop of
Jhllnpn telegraphs that the dost me
lon of Chllapn was almost complete
bat In many instances whole fann
ies wore killed and that the need oi
.ellet' wits urgent.
The tidal wave which swept over
he town of Acapulo did groat dnm
tgo. Tho tlgal waze led two mete
ologlsts to believe that the earth
make was Of world-wide dimensions.
MAH / CARRI Kit AHHIOST IO I >
kV. L. iiovlnggood ('hinged With
Tampering With Pouches
W. ii, Lovinggood, collored, mall
nessenger at tho Orangeburg postof
ice, wits arrested Tuesday on a war
tint sworn out by Postofllco Inspector
I. H. Irving, charged with cutting
nail pouches. Lovlllggood'8 duties
ire to take tho mail to,and from tho
rains, and it is understood thal BOV
'i'lil tnios during March tho locked
Honchos Which contain letters and
.ther valuable mail wore delivered
it tho postolllce cut, .bowing that
i hey had been tampered with.
Tho postolllce authorities In Wash
ington woro notified and Inspector
Irvin nsslngod the case. lt ls not
known what evidence the Inspector
holds, or whether any valuable mail
was taken from tho cut pouches, but
these facts will doubtless come out
it tho preliminary hearing which
United States Commissioner Robert
I .dc fixed for April Whether the
nags were cul oil the train or after
Uley lett the train is the question.
Lovinggood bears a good reputa
tion, and ba.: been mail carrier be
tween tho postolllce and tho various
trains for several years. This is tho
llrst t i mo that any suspicion was ever
thrown on him, and thoro aro many
who do not believe that ho is guilty
nf the crime charged against him. If
he wanted i<> rob tho mails ho could
have done So wihout cutting n mall
hag as he ls In and out of thc post
office al all hours of the day and
night. Lovinggood was bailed and is
now out. Postmaster Webster repoll
ad tho matter as soon as ho discover
Od ii and lind the matter Investigated
with the above result.
(Jill Defends Self.
Rulering n farm house six miles
south of Decatur, Georgia, where Ada
Smith, a fifteen year old girl was
alone with a three year old child. Jim
[Clliott, a negro, threatened te kill
the girl with a knife which he car
ried threateningly. Miss Smith re
treated across the room and seizing
a shot gun leveled it at Fd I lott, who
jumped through ti window to escape
two shots fired by the brave girl. 101
liott. was given a hearing and held
May Kill Three Little Children
in the City of Chicago
Father and Mother Slain. All tho
Victims Suddenly III After Kating
Three of tho surviving mombors
of the Ill-fated Motto family, of No.
2849. North Harding nvonuo, ure dy
ing at tho Swedish Hospital, How
manville Chicago, as a result of a
second poison plot discoverod Thurs
day hy tho Irving Park Authorities,
in tho poison mystery that has al
ready resulted In the death of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Mette, father and
mother of the latest victims.
Ono member only of tho family
which consisted of father mother
and four children, ls now in danger
nf death. This is Mrs. Mary Sladok,
tho married daughter, who ls now at
Dunning hoing examined for her san
Thc names of tho victims of what
tho police hellevo to ho a now attempt
lo exterminate tho ontiro Motto fam
ily aro: Joseph Motto, nlneteon;
Rudolph Mette, thirteen; Frank
Motto. Jr., ten. All of' tho victims
became suddenly ill Thursday aftor
Dating oatmeal for breakfast.
The boys wore unconscious when
Ibo policeman arrived and placed
them In the ambulance. It. was dis
covered there was no room for the
pict lins in Dunning Hoopltal. Tho
liollcv took them on to the Swedish
Hospital in Bowmanvlllo, tho institu
tion where their futhor died.
"Tho condition of the three boys
ls so serious that they are likely to
Ile at any time," said Captain Hain
es. "One of them will not recover
ind there is little chance for tho
Lieutenant Collins, of tho Irving
Park police station, detailed a dosen
io)Icemen and detectives on the caso.
?. quantity of tho oatmeal found on
ho table was given to a cat, which
it once was thrown Into spasms. The
lollce are now certain that food in
he house ls impregnated with pot
Mrs. Mary Sladok, who was taken
o Dunning Hospital, was again ex
imincd for the "third degree."
Coupled with this renewal of ac
Ivity by the police came tho report
hat tim i i Sladok, husband of Mrs
VI a ry Sladok ls about to bring suit
or divorce, having loft her and gone
o Los Angeles.
The pollco sny the woman wns on
he verge of a breakdown and a con
'esslon was expected momentarily
The Coroner says the woman ls not
MILLION HOLLAHS ASKED
\s a Hansom for the Little Stolen
A dispatch from Dover, Del., says
me million dollars Is thc ransom
isked for little Horace Marvin by
Salvatore Antone, of Hoboken, from
vhoni Dr. Marvin received a letter
Antone says he has the child in
ils custody, and if an advertisement
s Inserted In a New York paper tell
ng where Dr. Marvin will meet him
io will deliver the baby. On tho
lack of Antone's letter, a large black
land was drawn.
Dr. Marvin received about thirty
otters Thursday morning from nil
?arts of the country. Most of them
?ff o rod condolence, tho writers ex
cessing the belief that the child 1?
lead. One writer suggested that D'",
dnrvin advert ice in the papers of 10
tirgest cities of the country. Cleve
and was underscored several timed.
>r. Marvin said he would advertise
n all the Cleveland papers.
Dr. Marvin was informed Thursday
norning that tho Pinkerton dotoc
ives, who had been working on the
?aso, since the child was reported
Hissing, had withdrawn.
Tho distracted father wai hurried
y summoned from the Capitol Hotel
Thursday morning by the report
hat his baliy lind been found dead
in the woods near tho farm at, Dover,
Del. 'The rumor proved to be un
MAXY NYAH SHU'S.
Will Pe in the Fleet During thc Ex
Never in tho history of the United
States Navy has there been such a
formidable army of warships at? that
will gather in Hampton Hoads this
month to participate in the James
town Kx position ,
'The hugest Hool over previously
nSSOmblod under the command of ono
United States naval otllcer was that
which was reviewed by President
Roosevelt in Long Island, September
While the Jamestown aggregation
of fighting sea monsters will not
quito equal thal of Oyster Hay in
number of numerical strength, lt will
surpass lt in fighting power, and
counting the foreign vessels of war,
which will form a part of tho naval
display, the Jamestown fleet will bc
superior to tho review last fall.
Visitors to Jamestown, however,
will be given the opportunity to nco
both fleets, for the navy department
has decided to place In the govern
ment building an exact reproduction
by modol of the Long Island Fleet.
Roar Admiral F.vnns will he In com
mand of the Jamestown fleet, which
will consist of 86 war-vessels. There
will be- 1(> first class and ono second
class battleship, whereas the Oyster
Hay fleet contained only 12 battle
AN UNI/AWFUL WEDDING
Pastor of African ('burch at Orlenn,
N. J., Arrested.
Rev. W. F. Coffey, pastor of nn
African church at Orlean, N. J., was
arrested Friday night on tho charge
of unlawfully marrying Arthur Jonos,
colored, and Dora Hitchcock, white.
Coffey was held for tho grand jury in
the sum of $500. Frod Hitchcock,
tho father of tho girl, and Arthur
Jones, to whom she was married
woro nrralned. They ploadod not
guilty to disorderly acts. , ,\.r
SAFE AND SANE.
Harmon of Ohio is Suggested as
Such a Candidate.
Some Aro Of tho Opinion, However,
Thnt Ho Is Too Bofo omi Sane to
Zach McGhoo, tho Washington cor-1
respondent of the Btate Bays tho con
servativo nomocracy hno tlxed upon
a candidato for tho presidency, no the
tale goos in Wanning ton. It is Judson
Harmon of Ohio. Ho WOB attorney
gonoral in President Clovoland'B sec
The information cornea from an
Rastern Democrat of national repu
tation, and it strongly appears that
tho forcee of tho Parker nomination
In 1904 are back of lt. Harmon is to
b? tho "safe and sane" enndiduto as
against Bryan, tho "unsafe and tn- j
fl?ne" candidate. That's the pro
.Harmon made au oxcollont attorney
genoral, and slnco his retirement has
boen practicing law in Ohio. He did
one notnblo public service about 3
years ago when President Roosevelt
appointed him to look into tho alleg
ed violation of tho nntl-robnto law. (
bftho Atch son, Topeka and Sante li
(Harmon looked Into it und found
ttyat Paul Morton, a member of the
pro8ident'o cablnot was tho guilty
party, for Morton was president dur- *
lng tho time tho rebates wero given. (
Harmon and his nssociato tn the ?
work recommended that prosecutions c
bo instigated against Paul Morton t
and nomo of tho othor oillcinls of the ?
oiid. This did not ?ult the ad m in is* ?
ration though, at all, which wanted "
lo prosecute tho rnilroad tracks, the <1
ocomotlves and things of that sort,
ind put them all in jail. u
illarmon oxpresoed the opinion that s
f rebates were given somebody was o
responsible and they offered to show e
.he president pretty quick who and o
tidw, but tho president had no idea C
jf allowing his friend und cablnot v
jlQcor to bo prosecuted. Harmon 6'
dioroupon quit and the case was
lropped. , , a
Harmon is quito much of a man I
ill right, but tho opinion is that he g
s too "safo and sano" for the sontl
nent of tho party and of the country lo
it this time. .. , , IV
DIO DISPENSARY TRADE. |j
.Vhat/iWas Taken During the First ^
icording. to figures which Slate m
Visitor W. H. West bas Just chocked ?|
ip, tho gross salo of tho Carey-Coth
.an dispensary liquor throughout tho
Hate for March, the first month of
melness since tho now system was
nnugurated, amounted to $153,444.- .
10. There aro now only nineteen .
:ounties under the new system, und ^
?onie of these, particularly Charles
on, did not get started under the ?
low system ut once.
Tho aales by counties wore: (\
Abbeville.% 5,0 53.85 y
lam berg.2,GOS.90 H
.'hester.G. 9 00.1 2 11
kiloton. 1,537.1 0
)orchostor. 3,3 2 8.10 11
?Moronce. 6,343.65 .
leorgetown.9,01 4.011? ,
kershaw. 7,3 25.35 "
Lexington. 1,669.90 "K
Sumter. 1 1,805.98
EDITOR SENT INTO EXILE.
Whipped, Imprisoned and Banished 1 '
for Offending Guatemalan Ruler. I h
Francisco Osorno Hojas, former | u
?ditor and proprietor of a daily paper
n Guatemala City, is at New Orleans, f<
in oxlle. c
Hojas says that just beforo the g
^t?ntemela congress assembled Pres
ident Cabrera sent him a copy of his
message, with instructions to display
t. in the nert (sue of his paper. Th?
first pago had already been made up j a
ind printed, BO Rojas printed tho j n
president's message on the inst page.
Cabrera thought this was les ma
l?alo, had tho luckies!! editor arrested
?md beaten with u bul whip, and then
kept In durance vile for a month. Fl
nnly ho was given his liberty on
promlso that ho leave tho country.
Tho only possession ho has today ls
the bull whip.
DISFRANCHISES N EG HO ES
The Florida Legislature Dont Want
Him to Vote.
Tho Florida senate by a vote of
25 to 5 adopted a Joint resolution to
(lociare the fourteenth mid fifteenth. \
amondmentsln the federal constltu- t
lion void and to disfranchise the ne
gio In Florida.
The resolution was Introduced by t
Senotor John S. Heard, of Pensacola, fl
who spoke at length upon the subject. <
Senator John S. Heard, of PensaCOll,
that the supreme court of tho United
States would uphold th action of the
state in disfranchising the negro.
The house la overwhelmingly for
the resolution and the question of tho
legality Of tho amendments In quos- I
lion will thufi go before tho United 1
States supremo court. Crowded gal
leries cheered tho action of the se?
LITTLE ROY STOLEN
Strange Mau Gove Child Money and
Candy to Lure Him.
. John Sahol, aged six, was kidnap
ped on Sunday afternoon from his
home nt Kauto, Pa. The boy ls the
non of n Slavolan miner.
John and bl? three-year-old broth
er, Joseph, went for n Walk. A short
time later Joseph returned und said
that a otrango man had given John
a dollar and Homo candy to go a'.ong
There ls no k.iown motivo for the
kidnapping, ns the father of the lad
Is In ordinary circumstances, and the
kidnappers could not hopo for a ran
som. . ....
THE OLD VETS
Program of the Reunion to Be
Held in Columbia
WILL HAVE BIG TIME.
rho Sponsors Aro Provided For.
They Will Ile Cl I von u Reception
ami a Dalli In Most of tho Events,
However, Place of Honor Has Reen
Reserved for tho Old Confederate
Mr. B. B. Clark, chairman of tho
jommtttec or the chamber of com
nerco which has chnrgo of tho prep
nations for tho. Confederate reunion
lt Columbia May 7-9, has completed
he detailed program. It is as fol
Tuesday, May 7.
11 a. m.- -Presentation of Gen
rohnson Haygood's portrait at Col
12 m. to 5 p. m.-Band Music on
G p. m. to 7 p. m.-Reception to
Sponsors ut Metropolitan dub.
8 p. m. to 10 p. m.-Concert on
lapitol grounds hy Columbia Urans
8.3 0 p. ni,- Columbia Theatre.
Wednesday, May H.
9:30 a. m.-Assembly of ail who
viii occupy scats on the stage at the
tal um bia theatre. This will include
ill specially Invited guests, tho may
u and aldermen of the city of Col
imbia, participants In tho program,
noni hers of the reunion executive
ind r?ception Committees and the
axillary executive committee of la
lies, the commander of tho army of
.orthern Virginia, and staff, coni
iiandor of tho state division and
taff origade commanders, command
r of the state division, sons of vet
runs and staff; president of tho state
rganizatlou of Daughters of tho
lonfoderacy, and the department, di
lston, brigade and regimental spon
ors of the U. C. V.
10 a. m.-Opening exercises of the
numil reunion of the state division,
hilted Confederate veterans, the pro
ram being as follows:
Overture, Columbia ochestra; dox
logy, assembly called to order, Capt.
r\ D. Starling, commander of Camp
lampton; opening prayer, Rev. Dr.
. W. Flinn; address of wescohie on
eba If of the city of Columbia, Hon.
. H. Gibbes; music, Columbia or
liostra; address of welcome on bo
alf of tho Columbia chamber of com
lorce. Gen. Wilio Jones, presidont; ?
lusic, Columbia orchestra; address
f wolcom? on behalf of Camp Max- !
/ Gregg, U. S. C. V., Hon. Porter 1
tcMaster, commander; music, Col- '
mhla orchester; address of welcome I
ii behalf of Camp Hampton Col. U. ?
. Brooks; music, Columbia orches- I
a; address of welcome to the Con- I
iderato veterans by his excellency, ?
on. M. F. Ansel, governor of South <
molina; response on behalf of the <
DUth Carolina division, U. C. V., by I
oneral Thomas \V. t;arwlle; music,
ol umhin Orchestra; reunion formal
? opened; c?r?monial tribute of re
?ect to tho Confederate dead by the ,
ssombly; presentation of credentials
nd calling rolls of camps, annuoncc
?1 p. m.-Reunion assembles at Co
nn ida theatre; visit of children of j
ie city schools.
4:30 p. m.-Business session.
8 p. m. Presentation of sponsors
tColumbln theatre by Hon. George i
ell Tlmmorinnn; music, Columbia
rchostrn; response on behalf of the
lonsors by Miss (?race Lumkin.
9 p. m.-Presentation of tho corn
ily drama, "For Her Country's Sake.
Thursday, May 1).
!. a. m. -Reunion assembles for
IL' m.-Delivery ol' Hie annal nd
ress to the division by Hon. Andrew
raw ford. .
5 p. m.-Annual veteran's parado
ended by military and flower chll
ren. Hine of march from post?nico
3 state house.
6:30 p. m .--Reception to the Con
fi?rate veterans by the ladies and
hlldren of Columbia on tho capitol
8 p. m. -Reunion assembles for
8:30 p. m.- Exp?rience melding.
!? j), m.-Confederate war tableau
nd cami? scenes, "Auld Hang Syne;"
10 p. m.-Annual reunion hall at
1X )N 'T BE Ll EV IC IN W AR.
Ivy an Makes Notable Speech Before
tho Peace Conference,
William Jennings Bryan was the
list speaker before the New York
?eace Congross on last Thursday
light. He sahl:
"War conies from mlsunderstand
ngs. At tho finish both parties will
ell you that it was a defensive war.
Vhon they will submit to having a
brough understanding of their grlOV
inces, war can he avoided.
"I believe one of tho subjects of
his convention is to cultivate peace
ind to dispel tho idea that man must
lie in the battlefield to be a patriot.
\nd this convention will not do Its
luty unless it Impresses upon tho
vorld the Idea that it ls ns much a
nan's duty to live for lils country ns
t ls to dla for 1?.
"I expect to see the world loved
nto peace. Love ls tho groat force.
[Don't toll me that to secure peace you
mist build great armlos and navies.
[ want to soe peace by ldvo and not
Mall Agent Caught Who Took Ton
The mystery concerning tho dis
appearance of $10,000 In transit by
the Atlantic National Hank of Wil
mington to the Chemical National
Hank, of New York. N. Y.. waft clear
ed up hy the arrest ai tho Installe of
POStOflice Inspector Fd ward A. Nel
son, employed by the mail service.
Nelson, whose home tn at Wilming
ton has made a confession. His run
was between Wilmington and Rocky
Mount, N. C. Most of tho money
was found undor Nelson's bouse
where ho had burled lt. Altogcthor
$9,4 00 was recoverod.
FELLED BY MANIAC.
Paroled Lunatic Attacks An Old
Lady and a Man.
Iho Old Lady Struck Jn tho Hoad
And tho Mon Assaulted With nn
- Axe mid Knife.
While in a fit of violent insanity
and thinking^ ns he said, that some
one was trying to kill him, Joseph W.
Hagood Saturday made a murderous
attack upon Mrs. Eugenia . Smith
with an uxo, fracturing her skull,
and with a long knife stabbed Mr.
John J. Riley in tho back in Colum
bia. Mrs. Smith and Mr. Riley aro
now undor care at the Columbia hos
pital and soino doubts aro ontortaln
od ns to tholr recovery. .'
The State Bays Hagood has beon on
a parolo from tho Insano asylum for
just 30 days and up ta. his tragic
deed Saturday has been conducting
hlmsolf commendable since his re
lief. But Saturday morning ho was
seized with a terrible malady and got
tlng an axe he wont to tho house oc
cupied by Mrs. Smith, Mr. Riley and
others, and battered down tho door
of tho roon in which tho helpless
was. With a blow he felled Mrs.
Smith across the bed, inflicting a,ser
ious fracture of thc skull, and then
ho went to the room where Mr. Riley
was In bed.
Mr. Riley, a one-logged man, hear
ing the noise in tho back part of tho
house got out of tho bed nnd started
lo leave the house when he was seen
by Hagood. The maniac gavo chase
to Mr. Riley and soon overtook and
overpowered him, dealing him n blow
on the hip with the axe and then
stabbing him in tho back with a knife
near tho backbone. -
About this time a genornl alarm
had been given by Mrs. A. Andrews
who was In tho house at tho time,
and Mr, J. H. Faulk and others over
powered tho maniac and after sum
moning the police patrol placed him
In the wagon, where ho was carried
to the station and locked up.
Dr. C. F. Williams, tho city physi
cian, who ls attending tho injured
people, said ho can not say Just yet
what will bo thc outcomo of their In
juries. Mrs. Smith's fracture is of a
very serious nature and may provo
fatal, Mr. Riley will probably get
well, unless tho knife penetrated Into
the lung, which the doctor fears.
Moth parties were resting well late
Saturday night. Saturday afternoon
the unfortunate man was remanded
to the State hospital for tho Insane
Ile was carried to the hospital in
tho patrol wagon and was very order
ly nnd autot, the only thing that
seemed to worry him was that he
Feared some one would at any time
io him harm, lt seems. Hagood ls a
luiskster by trade and ls married.
Ills wife saw a part of the sad affair
ind tried to control her husband, but
;ould not. She seemed not to bo
ifraid of him, as she had seen him
undergo spells at other times.
The Doctors Had a Pleasant Time
The State Medical Association met
it Donnettsvillo this year and thc
mom hors had a most pleasant time,
The following ofilcors were elected
ki serve for the ensuing year.
President, Lo Grand Querry, Col
limbla; vice presidents, R. A. Marsh,
Edgofleld, J. Adams Hayne, Green"
ville, Mary lt. Baker, Columbia; sec
rotary, Walter Cheyne, Sumter; treas
iiror, C. 1'. Almar, Charleston.
Stat?' medical examiners, 1st dis
trlct, W. P. Porcher, Charleston; and
district. J. A. Rosamond, Eadley; 5th
district, H. A. Hratton, Yorkvllle; 7th
district, J. J. Watson, Columbia. The
members from tho other districts
State board of health, Robert Wil
son, Charleston; ll. T. Hall, Aiken
C. C. Cambrell. Abbeville; J. A
[layne, Greenville; W. J. Burdell
Lugo ff; James Evans, Florence; C
S. Williams, Columbia.
Committee on scientific work, G
A. Notifier, Abbeville; J. T. Taylor
.Committee on public policy and leg
islation. C. n, Earle, Greenville, T.
Orango Simons, Charleston; J. H.
H. A. Marsh was elected alternate
to tho American Medical Association.
The delegate, J. ll. Hamilton, was
elected last year. F. H. MoLoed was
elected delegate to tho North Caro
The resolution to make Columbia
the permanent meeting place war; de
feated, and Anderson selected for the
next meeting. ,
Because Ills Wife Wanted ?lilli t<?
Arthur E. Masher, of Adrien. Mich
was recently granted a djvorce from
Sarah Comfort Mosher, for nlle.lg
0(1 cruelty of an unuasual nature.
Shortly after tho marriage he claims
his wife wanted him to enter into a
suicido agreement, but he declined.
Hater ?hov occupied seperate bed
rooms and one night, he testified, she
caine Into his room after he had re
tired and uncovered the magazine of
LhO Coal StOVO BO tho gas would es
cape. Another time while out driv
ing he said she wanted him to drive
in 'front of an approaching train.
Holli are Quaker.-!.
SHOULD HE HANGED.
Husband Saw Two Brutes Brutally
Assault Ills Wife.
At KingSport, in the presence of
her husband, and fourt.Min-year-old
daughter, Mrs. Frank Belcher was
assaulted at an early hour Friday
morning by two masked white men.
With draw weapons the men entered
tho Bebher home nnd compelled Rei
cher to gov out of bed and bo tied.
.One mun then nssaulted Mrn. Bel
cher while the other made an at
tempt on the girl. Relchor'fi frantic
efforts to get tit. the men wero stop
ped by a blow on tho head which ren
dered him unconscious.
Citizens are wildly excited over the
outrage and there ls open talk of
lynching, posses aro scouring tho
Of Earthquake Wasjelt in Char
leston Last Friday,
IN SUMMERVILLE TOO.
But Nowhere Did Any Dnnmgo Result
and Tiiero Was Little Alarm Over
lt. Probably ? Reflex of th? den
eral Disturbance Over tho Earth
. Home People Wore Awakened.
A little shock of earthquake was
felt In Charleston Friday morning,
causing some alarm among those who
experienced lt, but tho seismic dis
turbance was not serious and did no
damage except to scaro timid peo
The Post says tho shock occurred
at 3:30 o'clock aud was said to havo
lasted betwoon eight and ton seconds
and to have been accompanied by a
light roaring sound, puff ot wind and
wavo motiqn, the disturbance seem
ingly moving from southeast to tho
Tho shock was moro distinctly felt
In Summerville than In Charleston.
At tho pineland resort, lt ls said to
havo boee attended with the breaking
of ornaments which foll from man
tels, but this was exceptional. ,
'While the shock was naturally
more generally felt lu Summerville
than In Charleston, nt nolthor placo
did tho disturbance roach any decid
ed proportions or cause exits from
houses or any stain podo. The shock
was quito porceptablc but it was not
comparable to tho shocks which pro
ceded tho great earthquake of Tues
day night, August 31st, 1886.
There ls no seismograph n Char
leston and no register of tho undula
tory motion of tho enrth could be re
corded. The weather bureau hos
many delicate Instrumenta with nee
llea, dipped in ink, moving over tab
ulated sheets, recording wind and
.sin variations, but nono of thoso
vas affected, by tho disturbances,
vb Ich goes to show how mild tho
remor really was.
The fuct that n slight tremor was
olt should causo little If any unons
ness for tho press reports havo boon
toting those disturbance for some
Ime. Only a few days ago, reports
if similar occurrences woro heard
rom .TonncBs?o and Kentucky and at
liff oren t times and places vreport of
larthqunko shocks havo hoon made
The fact, that Charleston was
trlokon with a big Bhock hourly 21
'oars ago lins no significance and it
loos not follow that there will bo
mother terrible earthquake thoro.
Another may strike some other city
ir section of tho country and prehaps
lslt thoso places with gr?ator de
traction than was over wrought nt
Jharloston. Earthquakes are things
ditch can not bo avoided and run
People may fleo from an epidemic
if fevor or othor disease, but they
an not run away from an oarth
inake, for they ne? or know whore
?no will occur. Tho disturbance at
marleston Friday was probably CUUB
id orconnectod In somo way with tho
listurbances in Mexico and tho trem
?r of the ground may probably bo
limply the settling of tho portions
vlthin tho earth and tho resumption
if normal condition, after the vio
ent shaking up In Moxlco.
The Evening Post received a nura
)er of telegrams and long-distance
elephono messages from newspapers
>f ma '" cities making Inquiries about
he extent of the damage by tho
mrthquake. Some of tho inquiries
aid that lt was reported at th >se
daces that Charleston had been de
stroyed and that property which tho
mrthquake had not shaken down
,vas being devoured by flames.
These exaggerated roports were of
course promptly denied and messag
es were put on tho press wires Ba
nning the people of tho country that
Charleston was unhurt, that not the
dtgbtest damage had been done to
property, and that the shock was in
fact so light, that most people did not
feel lt and did not know that it had
occurred until they heard it talked
?bout during the day.
KILLED HY PHONIC.
Turns on Light Peaches for Receiver
And Falls Dead.
At Marlboro, Muss., Miss Anna
Oreen?, cod, aged twenty-nlno, was
killed by electricity while using tho
telephone at her homo. An examina
tion showed a slight burn on tho
wrist, indicating that a cuff button
had touched the switch as sho turn
ed on the light, tho cuiront passing
through her body into the telephone
instrument, which she was touching
with her other hand.
After dinner she left tho table
laughing at a remark made by hor
father and stopped from the dining
room to telephone to a friend. There
ls ah electric light directly ovor the
telephone, and she roached to turn
it on she started to ring for control
trat. Instantly nil the lights In tho
house wore extinguished, and Mr.
Greenwood heard his daughter tait.
Ho hurried to her but she wr.s dead.
RITTEN RY WILDCAT.
Xever Pl inched or Murmured Under
Pressure of Roast's Jaws.
When a vicious wild cat hit Honry
T. Justice In tho ankle while ho was
hunting In the Maine woods, Sam
Provost, aa guido, wan astonished at
hts employer's bravery.
Justice never winced nor tnado an
oring to tear the flesh he took careful
oring to tenr tho flest he took careful
aim and tired at the animal. Ho
missed tho cat and it oacapod.
The guido, after he had recovered
from his astonishment at tho wonder
ful exhibition of bravory, suggested
that thoy hurry to a doctor. "No,"
said Justice, "what wo nood ls a car
penter. You seo tho cat bit my cork
log." _ -
Killed Ry Her Child.
At Jacksonville, Fin., Friday Mrs.
Mary Gnrdnor was shot and killed by
hor flvo year old son. who was play
ing w'tli his father's shot gun, which;
was accidentally discharged.