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_ The Marlboro* Democrat.
?*t>0 TH, QB?AT LIBBBTY, ISTPlBl O?B 8??LB AKP HAS? O?B L1VJ?I I? THY KtfftlMBIO* ?APPY OB OUB DJSATHS OLOBIOU8 IK THY CAUfM."
VOT. Y? YT i in?\r\Ti?TT? xrr r r T? C n ppmAV MA v ai KWH ATO o.QM
I Of a Prominent Citizen of Union
County by a Negro.
Mr. Clarence C. ?1st Waylaid by a
Negro Pullman Porter at (be Sea
board Airline Depot and Assassi
nated.-A Posse is Hunting the
Murderer Down Wit li Several
A dispatch from Carlisle in Union
County to Tho State says Mr. Clar
ence C. Gist was killed there Thurs
day night near tho Seaboard Air Lino
depot hy Arthur Davis, a negro,
-"hom Mr. Gist had arrested at the
baso hall grounds Thursday afternoon
for boisterous conduct.
While being taken to the guard
liouso Davis made threats, saying
that ho would have further trouble
with bim. After being released on
bond lt seemed he hld himself near
tho dopot and attacked Mr. (Hst
while the latter was on his way to
his home. After the shooting the
negro made his escape but the Citi
zens are determined to effect his cap
A special to The State from Union
Thursday night about ten o'clock
stated that there was considerable
excitement there over the dastardlv
assassination of Mr. (Mst at Carlisle.
Parties left Union for Carlisle as
soon ns they heard of the crime to
assist in inuit lng the negro down.
bloodhounds were asked to be sent
from the State penitentiary, but as
the first train leaving for Carlisle
was over tho Southern at 7:10 Fri
day morning it waa thought that the
dogs would not get there In Hine to
bo of service. Capt. Orlfllth would
have sent the dogs Thursday night If
there had been any possible way.
Hounds were secured from Mon
roe, N. C. The Monroe dogs are as
flue ns eau bo secured in the South,
having been In several very success
ful chases. It will ho remembered
that these dogs were used lu the cap
ture of the four safe crackers near
Monroe in 1 ?102.
A message from Carlisle at hall
past twelve Thursday night stated
that no trace had been found of tin
negro Davis. Conditions lhere are
roported easier. No violence has
boon dono and lt ls not expected thal
the citizens ol" (hat town will com
mit and rash act in their excitement.
Davis is a Pullman porter and has
a Pullman pass on his person. Rail
road and Pullman officials and con
ductors all over Hie State have been
asked to look for him and lt is be
lieved that he will ho caught In a few
days, If not sooner.
'Mr. (list was a brother of Presi
dent William H. Gist, of tho Hank of
Carlisle and a nephew of the late
Gov. Gist, nc was an Industrious
farmer and was serving as constable
for the magistrate at Carlisle when
bo arrested Ibo negro Davis al. tho
Mr. Gist was about 25 years of
age. Ho married two years ago Miss
Wilbom, daughter ot' Mr. Stanford
Wllbom, a prominent planler of
Union county, and who was al. one
time county commissioner.
The negro Davis is about 23 to 2?
years of age; uotweon 5 feet t? In
ches and f> feet it inches in height,
weight about. 1 fit) pounds. Ile is very
black and has bulging eyes, rat hei
red. Five hundred dollars reward ls
offered for his arrest.
Davis was arrested on Friday and
ls In jail to await trial. Ile was
found al Ibo bouse ol' another ne
gro, Chalmers Dawkins, who said ho
had come to his house the night be
fore and asked to be allowed to spend
the night. As soon as the officers
reached Dawkins, house he told thom
that Davis was in an up-stalrs room,
where he was found and arrested.
Wade Davis, father ol' the murder
er; George Davis, his brother, and
George Lyles, his brother-in-law,
havo also been arrested as accessor
los and locked up. The elder Davis
is a bad fellow, and has been before
the courts several times for selling
whiskey. One or two ol' the lasl
named had pistols on their persons
Whoil arrested. Davis claimed that
tho shooting vas accidental, Winch,
of course, ls all a yarn.
Not a word was heard n lio Ul lynch
ing the prisoners, every body seem
lng disposed to let I he law lake ils.
course. Mr. (?isl was assassinated
for arresting Davis al tim ball ground
by order of Ibo Intendant of Carlisle.
Davis was disorderly at the grounds
and the intendant told bim to be
have or leave-. This made the follow
mad and ho became more disorderly
than ever. Then Mr. (?isl was order
ed to arrest bim, which he did ami
locked him up.
In a short time Davis was linne,!
out on bond, his lather and a while
man signing il. Davis then weill li
llis fathor'H restaurant and got a pis
toi. Mo way laid Mr. (?isl on his wn>
homo and shot him. There is m
doubt about the guilt of Davis, and
ho will bo executed accordingly after
a fair trial. The man al whose house
Davis was arrested is a well-to-do re
BpOCtablO negro, and he had no de
sire lo conceal Davis. As soon as
the Officers asked him If he had seen
Davis he told them where they could
find him. _
Pi ,i ,\i.\\V.U IP St 1031A ? N S
Of Six Confed?rale Soldiers on tho
Battlefield of Antietam.
Frank Otto and Arthur Day plow
ed np In Capt. David Smith's orchard
on Antietam battlefield, near Sharps
burg, tho bodies of six Confederate
soldiers lying able by side.
Tho clothing and shoes were intact
until exposed to tho air. when the
crumbled to dust. Alongside on of
tho bodies were a sword, epaulets
and large buttons, the accoutrements
nf an o dicer. A leg of OHO of the
men had beer, amputated. A bullOl
was found in tho skull Of m.I thc
M. IQ. Snaavely, ref? '-ring to a book
containing the names Of Confederate
soldiers burled, ascertained that thc
remains were i bosci of Col, W. T
milligan, of tho Fifteenth Georgia;
Dient. IS. M. Fuller, of tho South
Carolan Volunteers; D. R. Herring,
bf the First Norlh Carolina; R. Hob
bins of ?ho First McIntosh Battery;
A VV Spraight, of tho Third North
Carolina, and W. iv Willingham, ol
Company D, Twelfth South Carolina
VERY BAD MAN
He ls Wanted in Two States for
His Many Crimes.
An Officer From Greensboro, Ga.,
Carno For Him, But Faners Were
Tho State nays William P. Lovett,
who is now in Jail in Pam berg, is in
a bail way. Two States aro after bim,
and between tho two bo may sorve a
long long time, In prison. Tho crimes
of which be I? accused nre tho das
tardly kind that make men rejoice to
see punishment meted in return.
Those whom lie offended wore wo
mon, or, in the eyes of the law, chil
dren. Ono of these ho misled, the
other two he married.
It. 13. Bethen, chief of police of
Greensboro, (ia., arrived In Col
umbia Sunday with requisition pa
pers issued by tho State of Georgia.
Gov. Ansel turned the documents ov
er to tho attorney general, but Mr.
Lyon reported that, the papers bad
hoon made out improperly. Gov. An
sel therefore declined to Issuo e\tra
dii lon papers.
The warrant upon which Lovett
was arrested and ls being held for
the Georgia authorities charges him
with seduction. There ls a graver
Charge against him now, that of inf
amy, into tho llVea of three
women this man has come and
brought sorrow, lt is probable that
before tho Georgia authorities eau
file additional requisition papers,
Lovett will have been arrested under
a warrant sworn out In South Caro
lina, charging him with bigamy.
Mr. Bethen stated that the ease is
indeed a sad ono. Lovett was a mill
hand and was attentatlve to the old
er of two daughters of Mr. Di.lard,
superintendant of the nilli at Greens
boro, Ga. His attentions were re
sented by the parents. To the sur
prise of all, Lovett and a younger
daughter, aired 1 ?I. wore married one
night, lt was then that the older
daughter, herself not 10, declared
Lovett to he a seducer. Lovett left
the night he was married, some time
in November last. That the marriage
was legal Ibero is no doubt; lt was
performed by a minister who signed
tho legal certificate.
lt ls the custom of the officers
when they catch a fugitive to look
wiso and say nothing of their meth
ods of capture, hut Mr. Bethen talk
ed very Sensibly about the mat lel
and said thal it was quito easy, only
that it had required a little lime. The
coton mills, for L.elr own protection
and for the sake of law and order,
issue monthly circulars in which they
describe tho new bands om ployed. In
this way Lovett was located.
Mr. Bethen sent the warrant to the
chelf of police at Orangeburg and by
tho latter lt. was turned over to Sher
iff .lohn ll. Dukes, who Investigated
at once and found that this same Lov
ett had hoon a resident of Orange
bur, hut after havng married in that
city bad gone lo Bamberg. The war
rant was returned to Chief Bet boa,
who forwarded it to Sheriff Hunter
of Bamberg, and the man was arrest
ed under the Georgia warrant so
.Mr. Itel hen was unable to get his
prisoner, as the solicitor of the cir
cuit ii which the crime was commit
ted had not submitted an nlhdavit to
the Off eel that the accused ls wanted
for the crime specified. Not only can
li? be arrested for seduction as charg
ed, hut he is also guilty of abduction,
for any one marrying a child under
1(5 nhnlnst thc wishes of her parents
ls guilty of abduction nuder the stat
DIFI) FOU lll'K HONOR.
Comely Boarding House Matron ls
Brutally Slain hy a Hoarder.
Resisting nn attack on her honor
ni len lioine lu Lambert ville. X. v..
Mrs. Krank Congillo, tr> years of ugo;
was shot ami killed while Hoeing
from Michael Thomas, a hoarder. :'..">
years of ugo. Thomas wns captured
in 'frent?n. N. .L, and Is in thc Hun
lerd?n county jail. Mrs. Congllio
wns a comely mat ron ?ind lind ??eon
cole! m l itu; tl hoarding house for
From the farts tho woman wns
able to give before her death, it wns
learned (lint she had been annoyed
by Thomas" attentions for some time
and that she had repeatedly repulsed
him. On the day of Hie shooting
Ito returned earlier from work than
usual, ile found Mrs. Congllio busy
at lier housework and once more ap
proached ber. She demanded that
lie leave Ibo hom;e at once. Instead
ie attempted to om brace her. She
broke ?way and Hod io the Ht reel
1 hoinns followed, ami. standing ii
the doorway ordered the woman I?
.onie back. She ran from the Infill"
lated man. Theil lie drew a revolve
ad tired four shots into ber bode ul
-hort range. All four look effect,
Mrs Congllio died a few hours lal
>r in 'frent?n hospital. Thomas wns
captured late In tho same evening in
frent?n and placed in Jail.
\V AH l.\ TH IO CAM I *.
Head of Georgia Republican League
Issues Address to Followers.
A dispatch from Atlanta. Ca., says
Chairman Blodgoll of tho State Ro
publican League, which was formed
lo light the present national admin
Istratlon, Issued an address to re
publicans of the South, ill which he
lakes tho administration severely lo
task for tho appointment to olllco ol
"Bcmocrnts and lukewarm republi
cans," and urges that no fodornl of
fice-holder be appointed lo tho nexi
Republican National Convention.
TUM BROW \S\ ILLF INQUIRY
Witness Saw Negro Soldier Fi VC Into
The Cowan House.
I lorbert Kikins, of Brownsville,
testifying at the Brownsville inves
tigation nt Washington snld thal he
saw two negro soldiers come up an
tilley from the harrison and lire into
the Cowan house.
He said that others followed and
also thal he saw the shooting from
the garrison Which appeared to como
from the balcony of Co. B. barracks.
Later he sahl that be heard a no
pro soldier say that, they would come
out tho next night and finish thc
An Attempted Outrage Calls To
gether an Angry Mob,
FIVE PEOPLE DEAD
Two Negroes Lynched, Ono White
Mau mid Two Negroes Klllod and
Heven Other Persons Injured ns n
Kcsult of un Attempt to Capture
Would-be Assailant of a Widow
Nonr Manassas, (Ja.
'I wo negroes lynched, ono white
man and two negroes dead, and se
ven other persons Injured is the re
sult of an attempt to capture a ne
gro who Monday night, nt temi) ted a
criminal assault upon Mru. Laura
Mooro, a widow living near Manassas.
John Hare, white, farmer.
Sim Padgett, negro, and daughter,
aged seven years.
Padgett's wife and son.
W. H. Pearson, shot In stomach
and nmr, prohahlp fatally.
Janies V. Daniel, shot hi oyo and
Dr. I). L. Kennedy, seriously.
Son of Padgett, seriously.
Flem Padgett, slightly.
Two daughters of Pagott.
Fifteen persons early Tuecday sur
rounded the house of Sim Padgett, a
negro whom they suspected of har
boring another negro who bad crim
inally assaulted Mrs. Momo, and de
manded to ho allowed to search the
Permission was given, but when
within thirty feet of tho house those
inside the building opened lire on
the posse, Instantly killing John
Hare and seriously wounding Bar
'ow Pearson. James Daniel and Dr
i. L, Kennedy.
The posse then returned Hm fire
Diing Padget! and one of his duugh
. .rs, aged ten, ami wounding two ,
HMM- girls, aged six .and thirteen
ospectlivoly, ami two ol' Padgett's i
;ons, aged twenty and twenty-two.
The posse then retired for rein
forcements. The nows spread rapid- ,
v and hy ten o'clock flVO hundred
?rilled mon were1 on tho scene and
tarted in pursuit of tho negroes, ,
who had escaped.
One of them was captured and
taken before Mrs. Moore, but she
failed to Identify him. The negro, ,
however was identified as tho man ,
who shot Hare, and he was started
for Holdsvlllo jail, togcthor with Pad
get l's wife and son.
On the way the officers wore over
taken by about seventy-five, who
took the prisoners from them. Tho
woman was told to run, and as she
did so she was riddled with hallets,
nor son being shot to pieces whore
The negro who assaulted Mrs.
Moore has not. been captured, but ll
ls reported that he ls surrounded in a
negro house, and that in all probabil
ity he has been killed.
Sheriff ICdwards, with deputies,
took all tho prisoners from tho jail
al Reldsvlllo and left with thom to
elude the mob, who, il is reported,
will attack the Jail
(Heat excitement prevails and lt
s foarod Huit other Double will oc
cur. Hare was a native of Monroe,
X. C., and leaves a widow and sov
oral small children.
(.'MILS SHIPP10I) IN BOXES.
Were Doing Smuggled Int?? the Coun
try From Japan.
Six Japanese girls, each nailed in a
high box were nearly killed by sul
phur fumigation on board the steam
er Califa al Victoria. Tho girls, said
io be imported for immoral purposes,
were consigned t?> K. Seasookon, a
Steerage passenger, alleged to be
Taki Kai joro, a procurer, who was
deported from San fTaneiseo two
years ago. Through exchange of
courtesies between British and Amer
ican authorities tho six women and
Sesooken were brought lo Port Town
send, Wash., and will bo sent back
io Japan on the ('ania.
Smallpox' broke out on the Califa
during' the ship's last previous trip
from the Orient, and on roaching Vic
loria on the present trip the entire
Hteeraago was funilgnatod. The
batches were battened down and a
larg?- quantity of sulphur was ignited
below. In a short time violent and
protracted sneezing was beard In the
The compartment was hurriedly
opened, oflicers of the ship fearing
.bat a pel cat was differing lu the
sulphur fumes. Their surprise was
groat when a chorusofsneof.es Issued
from the heavy wooden boxes, while
Irani ic scratching In the cases be
tokened great anxiety lo escape.
Ci opening' the cases an amond
eyed girl appeared in each. Food
and water supply was Ingeniously
places in each box, which was fixed
up like a toy room.
ONIO INSIDIO TIIIO OTIIMK.
Car Starter Vongiie of Columbia lias
Tho Columbia Record says Mr.
Jefferson S. Yongne, ear starter at
Ibo si reel railway transfer station,
was surprised, on breaking tho Ogg
beside his breakfast plato, to find
that lt consisted of two eggs, one
inside tue other. Both wen4 perfect
ly formed. This is a curiosity seldom
seen. The egg came from a hen on
Mr. YongUO's premise? al 10 17 Creen
LOST AT SKA.
TWO Chicago Men and a Launch Are
A cable from Valdaz, Alaska, says
thal W. L. and O. K. Ball, of Chicago
have been los! at sea In a launch.
They left Valdaz a week ago for
Knight's Island, and started without
oars, provisions or sall, oxpoctlng to
make tho run In a few hours, but
never reached their destin?t loa.
Tho belief at Valdaz ls that they
woro driven to sea hy a broak In the
FELL OFF SOME.
Not So Much Fertilizer Sold This
Year As Last
It is Thought That tho Cotton Aero*
ago In tho State Has Hoon Reduced
It ls usually presumed that tho
amount of commercial fortlllizor used
ls an indication of tho size of tho cot
ton crop, or rather of tho acreage
planted in cotton, and if this is truo
the acreage this year is likely to he
found much smaller than last yoar.
hut still a groat deal larger than in
IS?05 and 1904.
It was In these two years that the
efforts to reduce acreage were made
through tho Southern Cotton Associa
tion, hut last year the acreage went
up again in a kind of reaction from
the campaign of the year before, and
now it seems to have taken a turn
The amount of fertillizor sold ls
determined by tho amount of tax paid
Into the State treasury. The tax ls
25 cents per ton on all fortllllzer sold
in South Carolina, the money going
to Clemson C?o)lego, where under the
law the ferlllllzer ls analyzed. To
date the amount of tax paid this year
ls $132,310.01 and up to the same
date In ?006 the amount of tax was
$143,889.14, which is $11.579.1:'.
more than last year.
The amount of tax paid this year
represents over live hundred thous
and tons-529,240 ton to he exact
while the amount of tax to this time
last year represented 575,55(5 tons.
The total amount of the tax last
year was $167,167.89, which ls the
largest amount ever paid in on this
tax. The tax year ends June 3 0, ac
cording to the hooks of Clemson Col
From the hooks of the State Treas
urer tho following figures as to the
amount of the lax in the last seven
years are taken:
1 ?KIO.$75,21 '134
1904 .11 8.974.15
1 ?105.1 30,4:50.OS
I OOO. 1 (57,1 57.80
1 707 to date.132,3 1 0.01
From the last report of the Clem
son College for 1000, lt ls stated that
"the Inspection tax amounted to
$164,996.82, and from this was de
ducted for unused tags redeemed $6,
04 2.70, leaving a net amount re
ceived from the inspection tax of
$158,350.03. which, added to tho'bal
ance on hand together with the in
come from other sources amounts to
From this amount is deducted the
expenses of analysis. The report ex
plains that the apparent discrepancy
between tho tag tax liguros as found
lu Ibo college report is due to the
difference lu tho fiscal years. How
ever, most of the fertilizer is sold In
tho spring, so Hint the difference is
aol vory great.
NOTK?) SCIENTIST DIOAI).
Sentenced Once to be Hanged, Lived
ami Became Famous.
Dr. Frank L. James, n noted scient
?esl, who was once sentenced to he
hanged, died a natural death at his
homo in St. Louis.
Once an enemy of the federal gov
ernment, he was afterward its chief
expert in the investigation of the
"embalmed heel" scandal during the
Spanish-American war. For bis ser
vices at tlie Inquiry in Chicago he
received $50 a day from the same
power that once tried lo hang him.
As scientific editor of the National
Druggist and associate editor of the
Medical Brief, St. Louis publications,
Dr. James made his name known to
physicians and chemists all over tin
world during the 30 years of bis res
When the Civil War began he was
a young student of chemistry in Mo
bile, Ala. Ile invented submarine
mines, which were planted In Mobile
bay to blow up Federal gunboats.
Thoy wen' so effective thal a price
was set on James' head. Ho was cap
tured and taken to New Orleans,
where Ooh, B. F. Butler condemned
him to death.
Through the aid of friends he es
caped from the New Orleans jail a
WOOk before the dale set for his hang
lng and went to Japan. Seven years
later he returned to America, but Hie
death sentence was never carried out.
His death was due io erysipelas.
A bug Hew Into his left eye ten years
ago, blinding ililli. Physicians al Hie
Bethesda Hospital, where he died,
believe that this may have been tho
indirect cause of his death.
roo M rei i ruo.
'Frisco Woman's Husband Made Her
Hat it Three 'finies a Day.
Punkill pie three times a day for a
diet, slipplomnted hy salmon, when
she dbl not like either and preferred
striped bass and soups, led Mrs.
Finner Doe Stetson lo sue her weal
thy husband, J B. Stetson, president
of a San Francisco railroad company,
for divorce, Ile not only made her
eat things she didn't like, bili sub
lected ber to all kinds of slights.
Mrs. Stetson said she bad to ont
her Christinas dinner alone, while
her husband dined with his daugh
ters, and that she was never invited
to sendai affairs given by the latter.
When he sold a pair of horses and
brougham belonging to her, he re
fused to give her the money and she
sahl that the only way she could get
what was coming lo her was to take
lt out in board.
MA HF HIM LHAVH.
KOW Way of (Jetting Hid of Objec
Following a sensational driving
from his home Wednesday night of
Kev. o. James, pastor of tie- Congre
gational church al Dragol. Mass., Mo
town is badly split into factions for
and against the minister.
Tile Rev. James recently look the
parish and proceeded roundly lo de
nounce present day evils, wdt bon*
regard to the persons he might hit.
Ile paid no heed to the resulting
Storm of protest.
The congregation domandod his
resignation immediately bul ho said
Hie latter part of June would suit
him. Wodnosday night a largo party
of tho town's people gathered and
forced him to leave town, acoom
nanying lils departure with tooling
horns and jeors.
A TAINTED FORTUNE.
Texas Farmer Getting Rich by
Growing Bermuda Onions.
This iflnr's Crop is Estimated nt
1,500 Cm* I /duds and tlio Trollts to
Growers Amount to $1,000,000.
What Texas consldored an experi
ment four years ago bids fair in Hie
spaco of four years more to bo the
principle industry of tho state, out
side of', cotton growing. This ls
nothing- more or less than growing
Bermuda onions, and for tho quali
ty and jquatttitr of this product the
Bono St,nr state bids fair to soon ox
col the group of islands in the Atlan
tic that these onions have made fam
Tho state ls now busly engaged in
harvesting the annual crop of .,
muda onions, and this season's out
put, which ls expected to bo on cars
bound foi* tho north hy June 1. will
be about 37,500,000 pounds, or about
l,f>00 car loads. Considering that
this prpduco solis for botweon two
and a half and three cents a pound,
the value of this new Industry to
those engaged In lt ls apparent.
Four years ago the ground now
used for growing onions, was consid
ered useless and could he bought for
50 cents or $1 an acre. Today lt
brings from $150 to $m)0 aa acre,
and ls cheap at this price consider
ing that tao profits of onion growing
run from $3 00 to $7 00 per aero a
season, tho average yield of an acre
per season is about 20,000 Jounds.
Tho eloment in tue soil of Texas
give the onions a peen)ia Haver, and
they are said to excel even those
grown on the Bermuda Islands.
The planting season ls in October,
which ls a dc.ghtful timo of the
year along the Kio Grande border,
'ibo season for Irrigating and culti
vating is during tho winter months
when there ls just enough coolness in
the air to make working out of doors
a pleasure. The harvesting time ls
In tho spring when all nature ls
abloom. My June 1 the crop is out of
That leaves June, July, August
and September to the onion planter
in which to follow his own inclina
tions as to pleasure or somo other
business. Most of the men who have
made comfortable fortunes in rais
ing onions spend tho vacation period
of four months nt some Northern
resort. By doing this they escape
tho enervating heat ot this region in
Tho licalthgivtng properties of tho
onion are well known. The people
of Laredo oat onions as th.; apple
lover eats apples. Any day hore
Children can be soon running around
wit,, ft big onion In one hand and a
plcco of bread In the other. .,<?>
take Hist a bte of bread. The combi
nation i delicious. Laredo is ono of
the healthiest towns in Texas and
tho onions is saul to bo lite principal
cairn, of it.
TlIBBOB?ZIil) BY YKcTiMIOX.
One Killed and Several Injured at
Hornel!, N. Y.
Ilornell, N. Y., was terrorized Fri
day morning by a gang of yoggmon.
Night Watchman Henry was fatally
shot, Night Watchman Kelly badly
beaten and others Injured. Three
yoggmon were arrested after two
of the gang ll ad been shot.
The robbers first appeared at a
grocery where they blew open the
safe. A private residence was next
entered, whore articles af value were
taken. A woman next door put her
head out ol' a window when shots
were tired at her. Hying glass cutting
her. The gang next broke into tho
Steuben silk mills. Being apprised
by Night Watchman Kelly, they
beaat him into insensibility. They
secured no plunder there.
At the street railways od?eos they
were confronted by Night Watchman
Hendy, who was shot fatally. Hy
this time tho town was aroused. The
robbers jumped on a morning
freight, police and posse following on
switch engine. One robber jumped
from the train into tho river and was
captured by the police, after a swim
of 100 yards. At Cunlnscto, where
Hie |iol ice mot them, two were
wounded with buckshot before giv
B K M A11 li AI > I iii l-'O B I I IT I ) IO
A Man Watches A Surgeon Cutting
Off Hotb Ills Legs.
Seldom has the nerve of man been
put to such a severe test as in tho
case of Patrick Creely, and rarely
has man displayed such remarkable
fortitude on tho operating table as
did Creely at the Methodist hospital,
Thursday at Philadelphia.
With eyes wide open and totally in
different to tho terrible pain be must
have suffered, (Mooly stoically watch
ed the surgeon amputate both leg?,
om* at tho hip and the other Just
above tho knee.
When tho operation was over.
Creely thanked tho surgeon and at
tendants, Ho assured thom thal ho
would be all right In a few days, and
tho weal lo sleep. Ile awoke later
refreshed-and confident ol' being out
of the hospital soon.
KAU SKY Kit 101 > BY ?T?ZKBS
Student Disfigured Because he Had
Captured by Freshman of the
North west ern university, Chicago,
Charles Sanderson, a student of the
Northwestern Preparation school,
was hazed for wearing sideburns, and
now ho ls minus a nordon of Ills left
ear and h.s face s dlsflgurod hy cuts.
The profossoro of holli schools aro
trying to learn the Identity of tue
hazers, .vho will bo dismissed.
Sanderson was dragged from an
entertainment hall to a secluded spot
on Ibo campus and there choked and
his hands and foot held while fresh
men wielded tho razor. When they
saw that they had cut their victim
NOTKD INDIAN BANDIT I HOAD
Apache Kid's Skull Bests in Physi
"Apache Kid," tho notorious In
dian bandit, bas been slain nnd bb
skull now rests In a laboratory of si
It ls sahl that tho mounted skull
of the OUtlaW will bo prcsentod tc
Yale University with tho suggest lor
that ancrnnlum and submit a report
Cotton Figures Complied by the
National Census Bureau.
THE BANNER COUNTY
In This State Is Ornngoburg, Which
Is About tho Third Cotton Pro
ducing County in tho Cotton Bolt.
Tho Total Crop Is Put Down nt
1 ?,305,205 Halos, Which Is a
Tho census bureau of tho deport
ment of commerce and labor has
just issued a bulletin (No. 7G) giv
ing tho production of colton by states
and territories, with per cent of qual
ity produced in each, forms of the
total crop, and rank according to the
quantity produced from 1902 to 1901!
Including llutors and counting
round as half balos, tho crop of 190C
ls 1 .'1,305,2(55 bales, compared with
10,725,602 for 1905 and 13,697,310
for 1 904. Tho 1906 crop for Texas
exceeds all previous records 4,281,
82 4 balos, or 31.5 per cent of the
country's production. Tho next lar
gest contributor is Ccorgia, with 1,
626,82 1 bales, or 12 por cent. Mis
sissippi ranks third, Alabama fourth
and South Carolina seventh. The
states of Florida, Georgia, North Car
olina, South Carolina and Virginia
each produced less cotton in 1906
than In 1905, the combined loss
amounted to 338.762 bales.
South Carolina produced in 1906.
in pounds, 1 17,565,601; in 1905,
The sea-Island crop of 1906, con
sisting of 57,550 bales, or 22,281,889
pounds, ls the smallest production
since 1892, when the crop was but
45,4 1 8 hales.
The production of Sea-Island cot
ton in this country, s confined at pre
sent to fourteen counties tn Florida,
24 In Georgia and 1 In South Caro
lina, or a total of 4 2 counties.
South Carolina bas 23,902 acres
111 Sea-island cotton. The failure of
this staple lu Texas shows that it can
only bo grown to advantage in cor
tain places in South Carolina, Florida
and Georgia. The Increased demand
for superior staples In recent years
ls developing hotter upland varlet ios
by seed selection and more careful
cultivation. The average price per
pound for upland cotton this season
ls 10.01 cents, while the sea-Island
varieties sold from ll to 30 cents.
States showing largest per cent of
water power for cotton mills are
Florida, 19 per cent; Alabama, 12;
Georgia, North Carolina and South
Carolina, each ten.
South Carolina produced hy coun
ties ns follows, lu hales in 1906:
Cherokee.1 2,4 66
Clarendon.2 1,69 6
ridgefield. 22,2 05
Florence. . .... 2 2,5 7 4
Marlboro. 40.82 1
Orangeburg.60,3 1 9
Bichland.10.5 4 9
Sparinnburg. . 48,328
York. 3 4.7 7 8
livery county in South Carolina
prod neos tho staple of cotton. George
town being the lowest with only
New Mexico, appears In the list of
states and territories. In tho produc
tion of cotton lu 1906. for the Hist
Hmo. lt shows a production of near
ly 100,000 pounds. It ls ahead of
j Kansas and is expected to pass Vir
Tho average crop for tho past five
years ls 1 1,790.558 bales.
Of the total production in 1 906,
tho territory west of tho Mississippi
contributed'7, 233,2 1 0 bales, or 53.2
per cent, while the states east con
tributed (5.362,2 88 bales or 46.8 per
cent, showing that tho country west
of tho Mississippi has passed that
east of tho Mississippi, nowlthstand
Ing the ravages of the holl-weavll in
parts of Texas.
The production of Texas, 3 8.2 per
cent of the total for the country,
compared with 30.5 percent in 1905,
a gain of 7.7 per cent.
Tho production of 918.537 hales in
Oklahoma and Indian territory gives
the new state a respectable rank
among the cotton producing states,
bong larger than North Carolina and
YOl'Xti OIHL .M1SSIN<i.
Parents o? ilonnio ."ny bowler Are
Very Much Worried.
It s thought at Greenville that 18
year-old May Fowler of Woodside
Mill, two milos from that city, Is
probably a victim of kidnapers or
lins met a fate equally as distressing.
She wore short drosses and is un
usually small for her age. Sunday
morning the girl hoarded a car go
ing to Sunday school and has not
icen seen d.v her parents since. Her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Fowler.
, believe thal she has been kidnapped
or that she has been enticed away
by some one.
The police have begun work on
tho case without a clew to lead them
1 in anv direction. Some of the more
1 superstitions people In the city have
discovered a connection between tho
1 dlsappearonce of tho child and tho
1 print of a huge black hand found 011
1 tho pavement In front of a residence
on a fashionable Street.
Three Men Die. Terribie Experi
ences of Shooting Party.
Caught in n Mountain Storni mid Af
ter Great Suffering Dio From Ex
The London Mail says a "hunting
foray" on the range of mountains in
tho northern part of County Antrim
has been attended with the loss of
Five young men, the sons of farm
ers, set out from their homes, about
Parkmore, early on Tuesday after
noon, and met at a prearranged ren
dezvous at the foot of Collin moun
tain, which rises 1,700 feet above the
Glens of Antrim.
Ascending about half way, they
became so engrossed in the day's
sport that they did not notice a thick
cloudy mantle creeping down the
mountainside, and soon they became
enveloyed. With numerous ravines
around, and night approaching, they
became wildly alarmed, wandered
about for a few 'noms, and lost their
One of the party, Kiolty, seeing,
as he thought, a light in thc distance,
and thinking it denoted thc small
farmstead of aman named Courtney,
whom he knew, went oft', with one of
his companions, White, in that di
rection to obtain guidance. They
were not seen again alive.
The other three, Miller, Smith and
Connolly, remained behind together,
the last having become exhausted and
ill. Out of the darkness they heard
the voice of Kiolty shouting, "Pat's
down," and understood that Patrick
White had probably fallen into a
bog-hole or down a ravine; but Kiel
ty did not return.
They suffered so greatly from cold
during the night that Smith volun
teered to attempt to reach Courtney's
house and bring assistance. Scarcely
able to crawl, Smith eventually
reached the farmhouse, but fell in
sensible before he could deliver his
With hot fomentations and such :
other rough and ready treatment as i
the cottage allowed, he revived after
a few hours and told his startling <
Meanwhile Connolly had died in 1
tho darkness of the mountain side.
His sole companion, Miller, realizing !
that he could bc of no further assis- .
tance to his comrade, marked the j
Iliaco where his dead body, lay, and ?
with thc approach of dawn he also i
crawled away. With many rests, he i
reached Courtney's farm.
Courtney himself, having previous
ly learned Some of the circumstanc- ;
es, had set out at break of day down ,
the mountain to the nearest village '
postoftice, Martinstown, and tele
graphed to Connolly's father. When ]
ho returned Miller and Smith had
sufficiently revived, and the three
went off to find the body of young
Connolly, which they carried on an
improvised stretcher to the village.
Meantime the elder Connolly had '
organized a search party of a dozen
friends. When the old man learned
that his son's body had been already
recovered he and his friends remov
ed the remains to his home.
A large body of police and civilans
went up the mountain seeking for
Kiel ty and White. Their bodies were
found late in the afternoon in a
stream which the melting snow and
heavy rains had swollen to a ranging
WAN'I'Kl) A DltlNK.
A Itiinuway Hors?- Went Into nu Au
TIlO Augusta Herald says wild
commotion reigned supremo for a
few moments Thursday morning at 9
o'clock out on Campboll street, near
the Union depot. A fr legh toned horse
dashed madly along tho street with
nothing attached to him in tho way
of a vehicle, hut t lu- harness straps
Just as he reached Cashin's bar
and restaurant, the horse veered
from his course and in a twinkling
rushed Into the har, putting to dight
all who stood anywhere near the
path he might pursue. He paused as
they reached for tho tempting drink,
then fled, forgetting everything in
their dight for safety.
However, the wild career of the
horse was stopped when he reached
tho rear end of the saloon. He was
arrested by parties in the neighbor
hood before ho had time to order his
drink and an unwelcome customer
was led hack to the shelter of the
stahle from whence he had escaped,
while hoing "hitched ?ip" to a buggy.
Half Witted (Mri Confined in Smoke
House hike a Heute.
One hundred infuriated neighbors
rescued lOthel Hellley, a half witted
girl about IT yon rs Of age, from a
smoko house in which sh" had been
confined for several wooka hy her par
ents, who reslue oil lt farm near Her
lin, Somerset county, Ha.
The smoke house prison in which
the girl was kept, was s?.\ hy eight
feet in size, with but one window,
? hieb had been painted over to pre
vent the girl from hoing observed hy
strangers who might be about the
i prom ison.
When food was given tho prisoner,
it was thrown in upon the Moor. Tho
rescuing parly was composed of the
most prominent citizens of Herlln.
George (Toffloy, Hie father, was ar
rested and gave hall.
KO It NOT HAVING TAX TAOS.
Proceedings Against John Wobltman
Company by Inspector.
The Charleston Post says attach
ment proceedings were Ailed Thurs
day 111 Hie ellice of the clerk of court
and placed into the hands of the sher
iff for service against John Woblt
man Company on 125 sacks of cot
i ton seed meal, which P. W. Mayor,
i Inspector of fertilizers at Charleston
i alleged were exposod for salo and did
i not bear tho proper Inspection ta*
i tags. The penalty for this offence ll
i $3 a sack, making tho sum alleged
duo tho Slato ?375.
A Horrible Crime Discovered In
New York City,
HIDDEN IN A TRUNK
Woman If ad Police to Open Trunk
Loft by Two Lodgers, Who Had
Loft Without Paying Their Kout,
and tlio Badly Decomposed ?ody
of a Greek Minister 1? Found
Rev. Father Kaspar, of the Armon
inn Apostolic Church, of Hoboken,
N. J., waa murdered in tho city of
New Yory Homo time last woek. Tho
body was found Sunday in a trunk,
which bad boon left as security for
their room rent by two Crooks, who
Hi ree weeks ago engaged a furnished
room of Mrs. Henry Sheror, who oc
cupied tho third floor of a tenomont
at 333 Wost Thirty-seventh streot.
The body was in a kneeling pos
ture with tho hoad bound against tho
knees by a heavy strap that passed
over the back of tho neck and was
hackled under tho shins. Tho mur
dered man must have boen about 60
years of age. He weighed probably
160 pounds, and was about 5 foot 4
Inches in hoight. A (lowing board
twelvo indies long was streaked with
gray, but tho long and bushy hair
An undershirt of balbriggan and a
cuff on tho right wrist were all tho
body wore, but on top of it had boon
thrown three coats of clorlcal cut, a
white laundered shirt, two pairs of
black lace shoes, a soft folt bat, two
Roman collars and a dotatcbed cult.
The police think it is possible that
the body was shipped by express
from Chicago and the authorities of
that city have been asked to follow
one clow, based on a meal ticket, al
so found in the trunk. This ticket
was issued by a rostaurnnt at 1,222
Halstead streot, West Pullman, Chic
ago, and writ ton In ink across it was
tho firm name "S. Ermoylan Broth
ers." Tbiough the word "brothers"
severa) red ink Ines were drawn. Be
rra use of the condition of tho body,
Ibo manner of death was not imme
diately apparent. Following un au
topsy at tho mogue two mon wero ar
reste on auspician,
Mrs. Shorer told tho coroner that
when the two men engaged the room
in her home called themselves John
md Paul Sark Is, each about 3 5 years
it age. John was dark and smooth
diaveh and the woman understood
that be conducted a restaurant In tho
tenderloin. The oihor rcsombled his
brother, but wore a mustache. Tho
men ..ad been visited, she said, by a
man wearing a clerical garb, who
looked not unlike tho murdered man.
3ho thought that this man called at
8 o'clock last Wednesday morning.
No one In the tenement that day
heard any unusual noises.
Last Wednesday afternoon an ox
press wagon brought to the bouse the
trunk which later, was found to con
lain the body. One of tho lodgers,
with the aid of a young man, who
drove the express, carried tho trunk
with considerable difficulty to' tho
room. That night Mrs. Shorer naked
ber roomers for the rent due. They
pointed to the trunk and said it
would he found to contain ampio se
curity for what they owed. Later
tho men said that the trunk deliver
ed to thom was not theirs, but that a
mistake had been mado.
The next morning the roomers loft
before Mrs. Shorer was up. Tho next
day unpleasant odors were detected
coining from the room and to-day,
Mrs. Shorer appealed to thc pol leo
and the trunk was forced open. The
body was removed to the morguo
and the police began a minute exam
ination of its hiding placo. It was a
cheaply built affair and showed,
marks of hard usage. Inside tho
covor was printed a name that look
ed like Gulseppe Sarkis. On the out
side of tho chest was the name "Er
Tho autopsy developed that tho
nock and an arin had been broken.
Coroner's Physician Lohane declared
however, that death was duo to suf
focation. The ntornal organs woro
congested and Dr. Lehano gave it as
his opinion that the man ;vns thrust
Into the trunk wbllo alivo, and tho
cover of tho air tight trunk held
down until death ensued. Tho condi
tion of the organs were found to be
similar to those in cases of asphyxia
A dspatch from Chicago says nt
tho West Pullman address on Hal
stead street, tho Armenians kept a
restaurant until five months ago un
der the name of S. Ermoylan Broth
ers. The Chicago police Sunday
night learned that on February 7, n
trunk said to answer the description
of that found in the New York board
ing house was shipped from West
Pullman by express to Sarkis Ermoy
llan, 426 West Fortieth streot, Now
York city. It was shippod by a mun
who gave ..ls name as K. Kenesiam.
Lewis B. McDonald, agent for tho
Adams Express Company nt Wost
Pullman saldthat Kenesiam told him
that tho trunk contained silks valued
at $200. Search was begun at once
BABY 1URNED IN CRADLE.
Mother Charges an UllkllOWIl Enemy
With Selling It On Fire.
Frantic with grief over the burn
ing to death of her 18-months-old
son while she was absent at a groc
erv store, MIS. JOim * dveiv, ?>?
ago, accuses an unknown enemy ot
the crime. When she returned from
the store she found the baby, which
she had left asleep in its crib, envel
oped In flames.
Mrs. Paavett declared that a
strange man had been watching ber
home for moro than rt month. Tho
police think that a burglar dropped
a match or the lighted end of n
cigarette Into the cradle.
GREAT STORM IN CAROLINES
Pacific Island Said to llavo Been
Swept hy Hurricane
A dispatch from Sydnoy, N. S. W.
i says report han reached thero that
I a hurricane and tidal wavo swopt ov
.? er tho Caroline Islands on April 3C.
? Immense damage was done to prcp
l orly and 200 persons aro reported