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BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1907.
A Newberry Woman Meets Death
in a Singular Manner.
KILLED BY A POISON.
Itinerant Dentist Named Armstrong
Pulls Eleven Teeth for Mr?. Berry
And She Dies Within Throe Hours.
He ls Arrested at Clinton and Will
Ho Taken to Newberry.-Another
"Woman Became III, Also.
Immediately after hnvingn numboi
of her tooth extracted Thursday
morning hy an Itinerant dentist, who
gavo his name as Clint Armstrong.
Mrs. Corrie Dorry, who lived with
her borther-in-law. Mr. S. L. Price,
at the Mollohon Mill in Newberry,
4& was taken seriously ill and within ?,
hours she was dead. Dr. \V. 1-]. Pel
ham, .Ir. was summoned, hut reached
her bedside shortly after her death.
The following particulars of the
sad accident we take from the News
and Courier of last Friday. Miss Vic
toria Hivers, also a sister-in-law of
Mr. Price, hod two teeth pulled hy
tho samo dentist, and she was ill but
has about recovered.
Mrs. Derry was the widow of the
late Emanuel Derry and a sister of
Mrs, Price, with whom she lives. She
wus about 38 years of age, and leaves
U son about 16 years old. She had
suffered with a weak heart during
tho past twelve months and had boen
attended by Dr. W. 10. Pelham, Jr.
Dr. ICllesor also treated her last sum
mer for heart trouble.,
(eummei . Derry was at. home with her
sister, Mrs. Price, when Armstrong
called. It ls staled hy those win)
talked lo him that he represented
himself as a traveling dentist from a
Greenville house, saying that his
house employed seven or eight den
tsts, who were out on the road. Ile
1B known by some people lu New
berry, who say that he has relatives
at the Newberry Mill, and that at one
time he worked there himself, after
wards having moved to Anderson, lt
ls stated that ho spent Wednesday
night with his relatives at the New
When ho called at Mr. Price's
homo ho was told that Mrs. Derry
*^had several teeth which she wanted
pulled and he proceeded with the
work of extracting eleven teeth. He
foro beginning the operation. Mis.
Price says, he Injected a (luid into
Mrs. Berry's gums. Mrs. Berry was
taken sick almost immediately after
the operation, lu fact, she did not
leave Ibo chair in which she was sit
ting when her teeth were extracted,
but was lifted from this chair to the
bed where she died.
About the time Armstrong finish
ed extracting Mrs. Berry's teeth. Mrs.
Victoria Hivers, a sister of Mrs.
Price, came over from the mill,
where she was at work, ami while
she was al the Price's she had Arm
strong to extract two of her teeth.
She went back to the mill and at
noon went to the home of her father.
Mr. .1. H. Divers, for dinner. About
the time she roached home, she was
taken Ul, and Dr. P. (J. Rllosor was
summoned to see her. As stated, she
lins about completely recovered.
When lt was seen thal Mrs. Perry
was seriously ill. Armstrong was call
ed back "to the Price home and show
ed the condition of Mrs. Berry. .Mr.
Price had gotten bono? from tim mill
by this time. Armstrong felt Mrs.
Berry's pulse and stated (hal she had
some other trouble, and advised that
a practicing physician be summoned
at once. This was done, and Dr. Pel
ham, reached Mis. Berry's bedside
a few minutes after her death. In
the meantime Armstrong had left.
About this time lt was learned that
Miss Divers was also sick and several
parties went out to look up Arm
strong, but failed io lind him. Il
was thought that Armstrong had
gone on the C. X. and 1,. train to
wards Laurens. Sheriff Buford tele
phoned a description to (Minion and
requested that ii' a man answering
J*! Was OU tho train, to hold hun.
Ile received a message slating thal
Armstrong had been captured. Sher
iff Buford had also telegraphed to
Anderson, Greenville and Whltmlre.
Dr. NV. 10. Pelham. Jr.. had been
treating Mrs. Berry for several
months past. She bad a weak heart
but whether Iber?' was any organic
heart trouble or not is aol known.
Armstrong is described as a man
iboul '?.'< yoars old, abott I ll" pound?
n Weight, and nbOUl live feet si.v
inches in height, black hair, ami
wearing a blue-black suit of ? lolhes.
Ile lived al Anderson, where he Ino
been assisting Dr. St rick tami, a prom
inent dentist. Armstrong has a lam
?ly anti is considered a good citizen
where he lives.
VICTIM OP A DBI I IO.
Small Colored Cir! Assaulted by Man
of Her Own ('(dor.
At Washington Lawrence Johnson
colored, 28-yenrs-old, was nrreslod
Friday and is being held al I he Sev
enth precinct for Investigation. A
charge of having assaulted a nine
year-old colored girl was placed
against him. The girl is Um nil'
Moten, of I12F) Twenty-ninth Street,
who told the police that she was oil ll
vacant lot near I he canal a few day?
ago when the man sci/nd her. She
selected J ob mon, the pol leo ^<i>', from
a grout) of six.
MI HDIOHIOB DANDIOI ,
?!?J?III Modills Swung l'or Killing Dis
John Matthls, colored, was hanged
ai Clinton, N. C., for the murder ol'
hs slop-father. Tom Merritt. Matthls
severed bis victim's head from the
body with a single blow from an axe
and then burned ...enid's home to
conceal the erl 1110. The crime was
committed over I wo years ago and
the murderer was only captured last
FISH DBM ION DBOWNIOP.
Mem Ivers of Crews of Schooners Are
Drowned Oil' Cap" Beeton.
Porty French fishermen are given
up ns lost, by Officials of SI. Pierre,
Miquelon, according to dispatches
from there. They wore members of
the crews of the. schooners IOU CP no -
di" "\d La Fiemo.
GIRL HELD CAPTIVE
By Gypsies and Made To Marry
One Of Them.
Rescued by Her Father Who Takes
Her Home Without Pressing the
Charges of Abduction.
To be hold captive aa an unwilling
wife of a gypsy leader's son for eight
months, compelled to go about tho
streols telling fortunes during the
day and made to do tho washing and
perform othor menial labors for the
band at night, ls the fate from which
sixteen-year-old Annie Klnslg was
rescued by her father, William Eln
sig, of Columbia, Pa.
The Now York American says tho
girl was located at the homo of Mrs.
S. H. Spuare, on Reston Road, In the
Bronx, where sho was In hiding, and
her father, an elderly man with little
knowledgo of tho ways of the world,
had great difficulty in finally getting
her away when he and she confront
ed the gypsy band, which is located
at Henderson's wharf, Coney Island.
It was while walking from her
home In Columbia to tho silk mills,
where she was employed, that she
was persuaded one day eight months
ago to visit the gypsy camp on the
outskirts of Hie town. Whilo she
was once within the tents, she was.
she declares, told that she was to be
held, and her protests were laughed
at. Tho batid left the town that day.
The girl's father found out what bad
become of her and followed the gyp
sies for several days toward New
.Jersey. He lost the trail, however,
and Rave up the chase.
The band came to New York and
camped during the Winter on ?round
leased from Mrs. Speare. The giri
was told that she was to be married
to Levi Stanley, the son of the leader
of the band, and was, lt is said,
threatened with beatings and worse
punishment if she did not concent.
She became resigned and the mar
riage was regularly performed. When
St unley showed the marriage certi
ficate to William hJinslf? the girl tore
it to pieces, and, throwing it on the
boor, stamped upon lt.'.
Mrs. Speare told of the treatment
to which' tho girl had boon subjected
and to Which she bad been witness.
"The way thin" treated that girl
was outrageous," she said. "1 fre
quently went into the tent and invar
iably found her crying. When they
had frightened her out. of attempt
ing to escape she was taught how to
tell fortunes and made to tramp over
Hie streets of the city all day. If she
did not bring home a certain amount
of money at nigh! she was beaten.
Slie was forced to do the washing,
clean the tents and to do most of the
work for tho whole family. I helped
her as nundi as I could, but she was
afraid to write to her parents."
ATTACKS YOUNG OIHL.
The Fiend Captured and Lucked Up
IN the Jail.
A dispatch from Chesterfield lo
The State says Wednesday at. li! o'
clock, within two and a half miles
of that town, on the plantation own
id by Hr. A. M. Redfern, one of tho
most dastardly crimes known to man
was attempted upon the I?-yoar-old
daughter of Mr. .1. W. Throalt, Dr.
Bod fer n's overseer, by Ned Cash, a
big, burly, black negro.
Tito girl was bunting eggs when
accosted by Hu? ngro. Ile grabbed
ber and had he not been in a ditch
while she was on the bank he might
have accomplished bis design.
As he ran off the father of the
girl, Mi-. Threat!, shot at him, part
of the load taking effect In his head
Officers started in pursuit wit li blood
hounds Imt on their way met anoth
er negro who told them thal. Cash
would be along in a few minutes, and
even while they were talking they
looked down the railroad and saw
him coming, and lie was promptly
?Ul off find arrested. Ile is now in
ROOSEVELT'S NIGGER AUDITOR.
Letter Si? Addressed Delivered to
Colored Treasury Ofllcinl.
A Kentuckian wno bad sonic
business willi the auditor for the
\'avy Department recently addressed
i letter concerning thal bnsnesss to
"Roosevelt's Nigger Auditor," and lt
vna delivered to Tyler, t ho negro
vas recently appointed as auditor for
he navy. The letter bore no other
iddress than that given.
While the poKtofUcc depart nient
.onside; 'd the address au Insult to
be new auditor, it had no other re
course titan to send it to bis office
ii I be usual way. There is much ill
Voling among while clerks serving
MAX Li N DOWN.
\uil hilled by a Passenger Train at
Hast Radford, Va,
Kredorick Cartwright, a traveling
represen tal ive of a Bristol, Tenn.
? line house, was fatally hint by a
Norfolk and Western passenger train
it Hast Radford, Ya, Taursday.
Cartwright stopped from one train In
front of anet ber and was run dow n,
'laving a leg and one arm cut off, and
.Differing oi.ior Injuries. Cartwright
is well known in thal section. He is
alive to-night, but bis condition ls
CHINESE H IO BE LS DEFEATED
Provincial Troops Kill Hundred ami
A severe engagement has occurred
between provincial troops and rebels
result in;; in a victory for Hie former.
The rebels lost over a hundred
killed ?ind tin- government forces
captured Hie rebel leader and a quau
I it v Of annimmt ion.
Additional troops base been dis
patched to Ohoaehow where the mal
contents are attise. A regiment Of
II oops lias sailed toi Swalow.
Gi'!LTV or THEFT OE LETTER.
(larriman Has Sentence suspended
on Hi? Former Employer.
frank W. Hill, who sold Hu? Web
?der letter, written by 13, H. nani
nia n, pleaded guilty in New York,
Wednesday on the recommendation
of tho district, attorney's ofllce, and,
at tho roquost of Harriman. sentence
WILL PAY MORE.
Railroad Assessments Raised One
Hundred Per Cent
BY THE ASSESSORS.
It Is Expected That tho Hoads Will
Carry Matter Into the Courts on
the Ground that tho Assessment
Amounts to Confiscation. Action
on tho Telegraph, Telephone, Ex
press and Others Deferred.
A dispatch from Columbia to tho
Charleston Post says that Comptrol
ler General Jonos has made public
proceedings of tho meeting of tho
State Hoard of Assessors, which was
held to pass upon the railroad proper
ty o. the Stale.
The hoard made a sensational raise
all along the line, with thc result
that the railroad property of the
State ls assessed at $03,500,000, as
against $32,040,319 last year.
The State hoard is determined,
whatever oilier property ls assessed
at, to assess tho railroad property tit.
Its market value, and a resolution
offered by Attorney (Jouerai Lyon
that there was no law for any other
kind of an assessment was unani
mously adopted, and the values were
shot up accordingly.
Railroad Commissioner Catighman
was the only member of tho hoard
absent. Tho other members are
Comptroller General Jones, Attorney
General Lyon, State Treasurer Jen
nings. Secretary of State McCowil.
Action on the Columbia, Aiken,
Greenville and Spartanburg lines was
deferred until Jones can examine
them and estimate their value. Action,
on the telephone, telegraph, Southern
express and Pullman concerns was
also deferred until Attorney General
Lyon can look Into the law governing
June 19 Was the day fixed for hear
ing the protests. The roads will
likely carry the matter into the
courts on the ground that tho assess
ment amounts to confiscation, hui
mom hors of the board say (hat the
railroads in South Carolina tiro worth
$7:5,000,000, this estimate being ar
rived at from tho earnings at ? per
cont. The leading system operating
in the State were, of course, hit
Tho Coast Line System was assess
ed at $25,000 a mile, as against $11,
095. The total this year ls $1 9,747.
The Atlanta and Charlotte air line
section of Ibo Southern at $50.000 a
mile, as against $19,SOO; total,$6.
2 4 9,500.
The Charleston and Western Caro
lina al $1 5,000. as against $5,000;
The Seaboard, $20,000 a milo, ns
against $1 1.595; total $?5,835,700.
The Southern Hallway at. $22.500,
as against. $ 1 1.558; total, this wear,
The Carolina division of tho South
ern railway at $2 5.000, as against
$1 1.02(5; total $l2,hS7,250.
The Charleston Terminal company
ls assessed at $30.Ooo a mlle as
agalst $1 1,000 a mile last year.
DOV DKNllOD IHMTOH DUOS.
Parents Christian Scientists, and In
vost (gatton ls I'lulor Way.
The disclosure which have follow
ed the dentil ol' danville Watson,
the seven-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kdwtn M. Watson, of Mount
Holly, Nf. J., finn believers in the
Christian science doctrines threaten
to result in the arrest of the boy's
The child became 111 last Monday
and gradually grew worse. Nothing
was done except to call In Mrs. Steam
of Philadelphia, and Miss Strobe, ol'
Tncony, Christian scientists, who
prayed for (he boy's recovery.
Despite the urging of neighbors
and the objections of friends tho
Watsons refused to have medical at
tendance until last Saturday, whim
they consented lo have Dr. 1-'. C.
Stroud and Dr.Joseph Stokes, who
found the child dying. The parents
refused to allow the use of medicines
until a few hours before death. The
Child died Sunday night.
1HTTEX HY PET DOH.
Kastells Its Teeth In (be Throat of
The Charleston Post says a small
pet dog fastened its teeth 111 the
'liront of Capt. John May, as he was
cently patting the animal, after it
md been run over by a buggy on
lOast Hay street.
The wheels had passed over Me
lody of the dog, and it was suffering
uilense pain. Capt. May (|lllekl>
peked up the dog, and holding il in
Ills anns, was endeavoring lo quiet
its yelps by show ol' affection, when
suddenly the dog fastened its teeth
in his throat.
Much force had to he applied to
make the animal release its hold,
and the throat was badly lacerated.
Capt. May immediately sought the
services of a physician, and it is not
expected that tho would will prove
serious The dog died shortly lifter
hiting its owner.
TROLLEY CAI! ACCIDENT.
interurban Cars Collide in Ohio with
Crowded with holiday passengers,
a Cleveland and Southwestern trol
ley car, running from Wellington lo
Clevchtnd, was struck by a car com
ing up from behind, at the corner of
Sixth street and Middle avenue In
\lyria. Ohio, shortly before t. o'clock
Friday nicht, resulting In nt least
two deaths and eleven person., being
Made Honorary Member of Regiment
He Fought Against.
An unusual honor was bestowed
Wednesday upon Dr. Janies il. Heed,
of Pattie Creek, Mich., who ls to give
the memorial address at Climax, The
doctor, an ex-Confederate, has been
made an honorary member of the
very regiment ho fought against.
MUST BE CRAZY
Sensation at Carlisle and J. T.
Harvey Goes to Jail.
Threatens to Kill Another Mn n's
Wiro If She Did Not Uve With
Quito a sensation was caused at
Carlisle Thursday by an alleged at
tempt on tho part of a man named
John T, Harvey, alias E. Rowan to
kill Mrs. Charlie Smith, In the hotel
at that place.
It seems that Harvey, alias Rowan,
had been working with Smith at
Cowpens some time ago, Smith being
an optician and his wife a photo
graper. The Smiths recently moved
to Carlisle .and aro doing business
Rowan, wrote several letters to
Mrs. Smith of late, and that ono re
cently received said that he would
kill her If she didn't live with him.
Wednesday Harvey reached Car
lisle on the noon train, went to the
hotel where the Smiths board, found
Mrs. Smith in the o?lleo and Imme
diately seized her. at the same time
reaching for his grip. The woman's
husband at once took a hand and a
lively scrimmage was In progress
when tho parties were seperated by
Harvey was told that if he would
leave town the matter would bo drop
ped, but this he declined to do. Ho
was ordered from the hotel and went
to another one.
Hater In the day he was arrested
on a ch argo of assault and battery
with intent, to kill. A new pistol was
found in lils grip and an addition
charge of carrying concealed wea
pons was lodged against him. Har
vey is now in jail.
lt is claimed by Smith that Harvey
in- Rowan, told him (Smith) that he
bad committed murder In New Hav
Mayor (list, of Carlisle, wired the
authorities of New Haven to know if
they wanted Harvey for murder, re
ceiving a reply In tho negative, hut
Mr. Gist failed to mention llarvey'a
STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Plaits Made For Entertaining thc Ed
tors Next Month.
Tho News and Courier says at a
weil attended meeting of citizens,
called at the suggestion of Mayor
Rhett, at the Commercial Club, Thurs
[lay, plans for the entertainment, of
the State Press Association, which
meets at the isle of Palms, June 13,
14, and 15 were discussed. lt. was
finally decided by the argo meeting
lo appoint a committee on entertain
ment programme, and this was nam
ed, with Mr. W. W. Ball as chairman.
The general plan ls to have the
visiting newspaper folks met at the
(topots upon arrival and shown every
possible attention. Thursday morn
ing, June 13, at tho Hoted Seashore,
Isle of Palms, Mayor Rhett will ex
totld an o f?lela I and cordial welcome.
I'his will be followed by a short wel
come address by Mr. Ball, ?t Is un
derstood that business sessions will
then follow and occupy a consider
able portion ol' the day.
Thursday afternoon it is proposed
to have a series of automobile races
311 the broad and beautiful beach of
tho Isle of Palms.
Friday morning a fishing frolic
will be arranged and if possible tho
steamer Wisteria will be borrowed
from the light house department and
everybody will try for the fish, out
by tho jetties but not outside tue
Friday night tho visitors will be
invited to join with the city folks in
having a good time in tho big pavil
ion at the Isle of Palms. The regu
lar Friday evening bop will bo given
and it will bo a splendid chance to
Saturday night a recption will be
given in tho Hotel Seashore for tho
visitors and no doubt mis will bo one
of tho most pleasant events on thc
A number of sub-eomiiillteos woro
named and those will be given later.
All are working for the success of the
meeting and lt is proposed to surpass
tho entertainment last year when tin*
Press Association paid its first visit
to Charleston for many years.
MURDEH OH St K l DE.
A Case That ls Puzzling thc Foli?e
Either the most atrocious murder
or the most remarkable suicido lu
tho annuals of Cincinnati! police His
tory was discovered when tho (diall
ed body of a man was exhumed from
a firebox In the furnace room of tho
Ryan soap factory recently. Mc
Dermott, tho engineer, is detained,
He claims be lit the lire at 1 :30;
oil his return at 6:30 he found a
man's feel slicking oui of the furnace
door. Ile pulled Hie man ont and
found tho ilosh burned from tho
head and shoulders. Tliere was not
a thing on the body to Identify tho
Circumstances point lo murder, as
the man must have passed through
tho entire factory to reach tho en
gine room otherwise and then crawl
ed through the furnace door, which
is too small to admit a body without
A SSAUI/I'ER HUNG.
A Fiend Pays Penally for Assaulting
At McDonough, tia.. Buck High,
a colored boy was hanged Thursday
for what was regarded as one of the
mos! heinous crime:; (?vcr committed
in t hO stale.
Mr. Daniel, the father of tho little
girl tho negro assaulted, witnessed
tho execution. High was i.'. years of
age and his vlei itu was only four.
Tho negro was hired by the father
of the child to tako care of her some
what In tho Capacity Of a nurse. The
negro picked his chance lo pul Hie
Child in it toy wagon and carried to
tho swami?, a short distance from thc
The child is injured for life. Thc
negro brought her back homo and
?old her mother that she fell out ol
the. wagon on a stump. Hater he con
fessed his crime. This ls the fourth
oxocutlon in Henry county for crimi
Took 50 Lives to Bring Leaders
Kentuckians Who Fought for Seveu
Years, Spend Days of Retirement
As Old Chums;
Tho principals of tho Jones-Wright
fued war which waged dining tho
8u's in Lotchor and Knott counties in
tho state of Kentucky, are now
frionds. it took a death-dealing
light that lasted over seven years and
cost tho lives of GO men to bring
these men to their senses. Now they
live in retirement in their country
homes and spend much of their times
as old chums. John W. Wright was
tho louder of the Wright faction.
He is living on the headwaters of
the lClkhorn crook in Lctchor county,
with hla wife and two children. He
re?oives his .sustenance from the pro
ceeds of a 300-acre mountain farm.
Once In a while he goes after a des
perate criminal and captures him. Ho
will nqt go after a fugitive from Jus
tice unless there ls a high prico on
his hoad. Caleb Jones lives in Knott
county. Roth men are now 50 years
of ago and have retired from activo
lt was in tho early 7O's that the
bitter warfare between the Jones and
Wright factions bogan. The first en
counter occurred on'tho morning of
July 10, 1882. in tho town of Hind
man, Kuott county. ?Both Jones and
Wright woro backed by 25 brave,
tried, trusty and true mon. lt was a
fight to [the finish. Bach sido loss
heavily) ' Two days later another bat
tle followed after each side iiad been
reinforced and supplied with muni
tions of ?war. Ten men were killed.
Men of each side of the feud were
continually In danger of moir lives.
Comparative quiet followed for a
year, whoa Roscoe McCoy was shot
from ambush at -oone ?...1. He was
one of Wright's most trusted men.
A challenge followed and an encoun
ter on tlie headwater of Trouble
creek. The last battle was fought
on the morning of May 4, 1S8??, on
Cross Fork, Knott county. In tho
midst of the fight Jones and Wright
mot face to face. Neither would give
111. Finally the two came to an agree
ment. They shook hands and made
up. Slncfl that Hmo they have been
Wright still follows his vocation as
tl detective. He ls a dead shot and is
credited with having killed 18 men
111 his 1 i fot imo, but was never arrest
ed for a single killing. When a boy
of 10 ho shot and killed Floyd nail,
because the two could not decide
which was tho best shot in the coun
try. WrhPu was a leader against the
Ku-Klux. ;.u ... t. In the battles with
the desperadoes ho was in the lead,
hut was never wounded, though not
one of his trusty comrades is living
to enjoy the quiet life which the for
mer leader and lighter is enjoying.
While in Hawkins county, Tenn., car
rying on a moonshine business.
Wright says he killed three men
and soon after lils return and before
the fued with Jones broke out, he
killed two men who had been steal
ing horses In lils neighborhood. He
says he has not killed all the men
credited to him, hut that in all his
lighting he has never shot a man in
the hack. If he ran he refused to
kill a coward. If he stood it was a
"situare deal" to fire rather than he
Prod upon for being too slow to grasp
WRECK OX THF SOUTHERN.
Passenger Train Derailed on Trestle
Near the .lavannab River.
Southern passenger train No. 13.1,
which ls the Savannah and Jackson
ville end of No. 33, due Columbia
from Washington at 2.20 p. m., came
to grief on the Savannah river bridge
at eight o'clock last Friday night.
For some unaccountable reason
tho engine jumped tho track, but
fortunately tho passenger coaches re
mained on the rails. Engineer E. V.
Gibson was badly scalded, perhaps,
fatally, taut the Aroman was not ser
iously hurt. No passengers were in
The train had just crossed the
bridge proper hut the trestle through
tho swamps at this point ls about 3
miles long and about twelve feet
high, lt ls thought a weak rail ls
responsible for tue accident. About
100 feet of trestle had to be rebuilt.
POO HAYED FAMILY,
Itang thc Dinner Didi When Douse
Was In Flames.
The (mtIre family of William Beat
lie, a prosperous farmer of Oxford,
Pa., was saved from being burned to
death, tho other night, by the intel
ligence of ll pet collie dog. The noble
animal aroused the family by ringing
the dinner hell.
Ile had been taught by the Clin
dren lo take tho rope of tho boll In
his mouth and summon the work
men from the fields to dinner. When
ho saw thc Hames and smelled the
smoke he knew thal something was
Unable to arouse the occupants of
the house with lils barking, he took
the rope in lils mouth and rang tho
hoi! vigorously. Soon the family was
out ol the house and the entire nolgh
horhood was arronsed.
KILLED HY PITCHED DALL.
Fatal Accident to a Baltimore Player
at a Match (?ame.
At the opening of the third inning
in the game between the Relay and
Newark baseball clubs at .>(. Denis,
Baltimore county, on Saturday after
noon, William Thonias King, aged
20 years, was struck and almost In
stantly killed by a pitched ball as he
had taken his placo at thc hat.
While he was waiting for a ball
which would assure him a hit, Mr.
King was struck over the heart by
a pitched ball, thrown by the pitcher
of the Newark team. Mr. King made
one step forward as If lo go toward
first! base and then fell dead.
KORrlHT Tl RN ER KILLED.
Caught on a Trestle by, a FfiCghl
Robert Turnor, ago 8 2 years, wa;
knocked from a trestle near Latta
Marlon county, by a railroad trail
and killed on Wednesday. He wai
sitting on the edge of the trestle fish
in Charleston Are Having a Stren
uous Time Sure?
MAYOR RHETT OPENS
A Hort Hot Campaign Against Them,
And Will Drive Them Out of the
Business If He Can.-Police Cl ve
Orders to Stop Selling on Sabbath
And Seize All Rnrroom Parapher
Mayor Rhett has commenced a red
hot campaign In Charleston against
the blind tigers, and if tho police
force of Charleston can effect a gen
eral closing of all places which sell
liquor, and they think they can,
Charleston will bo in a state of pro
hibition that will bo complete.
In pursuance with tho policy of
making Charleston a county dispen
sary city, Mayor Rhett, has ordered
the choif of police to put the screws
to ail Sunday liquor selling In Char
leston. This is a decided step to
ward solving tho situaton loft on the
city's bands by the State dispensary
Furthermore, orders buve been is
sued that all har fixtures and par
aphernalia of ?ll kinds Incidental to
liquor selling are to be seized where
over found by the police; that espec
ial attention is to be paid to any
cases of selling liquor to minors";
that no keg beer ls to be sold on the
first floor of any place In the city.
The orders as lo Sunday closing
aro peremptory this strido towards
the ultimate stampng out of tho tig
er business is important. Those who
look to a killing of the tiger aro of
the opinion that no better move
could be made toward giving him
"sight" and laming him than by
jumping on him for liquor selling oil
For some days rumors have been
afloat on the streets that next Sun
day would see the closing of ail li
quor establishments. It has been the
subject of mindi comment and specu
lation. The apprehension of the reg
ular patrons of the Sunday refresh
ment centers has been almost pitiful,
and they have been laying plans to
get a storo of liquid inspiration on
Saturday that will tide them over
until Monday, when thc legal estab
lishments, the county dispensaries,' i
will be doing business.
Habit ls a strong factor In a man's i
character. If ho has been careless
about buying his alcoholic liquors i
Saturday and finds himself thirsty
on Sunday without the wherewithal i
to soothe his longing for booze, al
though heretofore he bas been able
to quench his yearning thirst, how i
will he find relief? Hense his appre
hension lest his memory will go back i
on him and leave bim stranded on
the dry sands of an empty bottle. <
For years tho State constables at- I
tempted to close up tho tigers and
the city authorities backed them up, i
but the constables left a bunch on
the hands of the city when the coun
ty dispensary came into being, and
now the merry fight is on in earnest
to thin thom out.
It bas been the object of Mayor
Rhett to trim the tiger's claws. The
animal will lose several, through Hie
Sunday closing campaign, and other
"claws" are said to be in danger of
being pulled out.
Closing the tigers up on Sunday,
seising their liar fixtures whenever
found chopping down those who are
detected selling to minors, and tak
ing into camp those who dispense keg
boer on the first boor will leave the
poor tigers with very few blandish
ments for Hie patrons who keep them
A man does not like to take his
liquor or hoer sitting on a soap box
in a dark, hot room, Which is threat
ened constantly by police inspection.
Thc present measures of suppression
will bring this condition about.
The county board ol" control Is
sued a statement for publication re
citing its efforts to promote the busi
ness success of the dispensary and at
the same time enforce as strict ii
reasonable Interpretation of the law
as possible. The statement ls a de
fense of the position of the board in
COrtain matters and arguments for
Hie righi of its management ?md con
Wild, RE HANGED.
For Hie Murder of a Doctor ot Dar
Loo Homes, the negro who shot
?ind killed Dr. Sands at Dorien, Ga.,
was tried and convicted Thursday of
murder, and sentenced to be hanged
there on .Inly lib The sheriff took
tiie prisoner back to Savannah for
sale keeping until the day of his exe
cution. Holmes had been threaten
ed hy mob violence some days ago.
D1UNKEX MAX'S DEED.
He Killed His Housekeeper and Then
A third tragedy occurred. Hie other
day In the homo of \V. S. Putnam, a
farmer who lived not far from Wash
ington, l>. C., ?ind who claimed to lie
?i dlrocl dccondanl of (len. Putnam of
Revolutionary lame. He came homo
intoxicated and killed his house
keeper, Mrs. IQtnmfl Heavers, ?it tempt
ed to shoot her daughter, ?md then
About six years ago a daughter of
Putnam's committed suicide after thc
death of her motlier. Ile married
again ?md his second wife was killed
by ?i stroke of lightning. He leaven
a large family. His housekeeper h
survived by live small children.
lirsii.AND SI"ES PREACIIElL
For Taking Ills Wife From Ililli
A dispatch from Salem, Mass., saj'f
Itev. Dr. C. II. Puffer, the central fig
uro In New England's first "trial di
voice," who with lils beautiful wife
i recently agreed to seperato for threi
, years, or until their "hearts shouli
i again call them togetbor," Is the do
? fendant In an alienation suit. Thi
. plaintiff la R. A. Empy. husband o
Dy. Puffer's former housekeeper. Mr
Empy asks $26,000 damages.
THE COTTON CROP.
A Slight Decrease In Acreage
Shown By Reports.
Vitality of Plant Is Low, Crop Re
planted to n Large Extent, and
Stands not G'ood.
Tho Memphis Commercial-Appeal
printed Monday Us first cotton crop
deport for tho season. The roplloa,
it ls stated, embrace conditions up
to and including May 23 and all com
parisons aro made with last year.
These reports cover evory cotton
producing section of the South with
the exception of Virgina and Florida.
Tho following leading questions
were submitted to all correspond
How much larger or smaller ls tho
acreage than that of last, year?
To what extent has replanting been
What is the present condition and
vitality of the plant?
How many days earlier or lalor is
the start than last year?
Has the cultivation of the plant
proceeded to any extent?
Has the replanted cotton, and tho
cotton not replanted, come to good
Have seed for planting been scarce
How is the supply of labor as com
pared with last year?
Results are found as herewith:
That the acreage is six-tenths of
one per cent smaller than that of'last
That replanting has been necessary
to '10.8 per cent of the total area-.
That, tho vitality of the plant is low
appearenco afton sickly and condi
That tho crop ls eighteen days later
than last. year.
That cultivation has proceeded
only in tho most southerly portions
of the belt and not universally there.
That stands of the early planted
cotton are poor and that the replant
ing has been so recent that no report
on stands was possible to a general
That seed were scarce in all States
except the two Carolinas and Texas.
That, labor conditions ?re slightly
less favorable than last year, the
farm supply being drawn upon for
The showng by the several Slates
ls us follows:
Mississippi-Acreago 93.5 per cent
replanted 03 por cent, 25 days late.
Arkansas- Acreage 93.9 per cent,
replanted 50 per cont, 23 days late.
Alabama--Acreage 98.8 per cent,
replanned 57 per cont, 24 days late;
Georgia-Acr?ag? 101 per cern, re ,
planted 3 2 per cent, 14 days late. '
Tennessee Acreage 93.(5 per cent, ?
replanted 45 per cent, 24 days lato.
Texas-Acreage 101.(5 per cent, re- '
planted 30 per cent, 20 days late.
Oklahoma and Indian Territory
Acreage 1 1 I per cent, replanted 4 5
per cent, 1 4 days late.
Missouri -Acreage 9(5 lier cent, re
planted 85 per cent, IS days late.
North Carolina Acreage 100 per '
sent, replanted 25 per cent, crop on
South Carolina-Acreage os per
[.cut, replanted IS per cent, 7 days
Louisiana -Acreage 97.1 per cent,
replanted 4 9 per cent, 27 days late.
All The Railroads Oive Reduced
Rates To Chick Springs.
li will be gratifying to the friends
of the Slate Teacher's association to
learn thal reduced tales of one and
one-third fares tor the round trip
have been granted to the meeting in
.lune at Chick Springs hy the rail
roads ol' the State on the certificate
plan, provided as many as 100 per
sons present certificate receipts at
the gathering. As thine is little
doubt thal many more teachers than
100 will be present, the reduced rates
will bo assured. No reduction will
lie made when the fare paid is loss
than seventy-live cents.
In order to gel the heitefll of these
rates, those in ati?ndame upon the
mooting i !nst secure certificate re
cepits from the agent sidling the
tickets, which, when properly vised
at Taylors, thc station to which tick !
ets should be purchased, will entitle
the holder lo a one-third tare for the
Certificate reciepts can he secured
from a.I .oints in this Slate, includ
ing Augusta, from .lune 21, lo .lune
2(5, which will be honored on or be
fore .lune 29. 1907. Persons who
wish to slay at the springs a longer
time than that here designated can
ol' course do so by purchasing regular
SU minor resort excursion tickets sold
by all the railroads at reduced prices.
As previously announced, members
of the association will be granted a
special rad- of $1.50 a day al (he
hotel under (he authorities ol' the
Chick Springs management, a mem
bership card being necessary to se
cure this reduction. This rate will
also apply to members who wish to
go to the association a few dav: be
fore th?? melding or who wish to re
main a short lime after the close of
Transportation rales from Taylors
lo the hotel will he 25 cents each way
for passengers, and the same rate
will be charged for trunks.
MINERS MAY STRIKE.
Ri! ominous Workmen Object lo the
Cse of Steam Rump.
Objecting lo (he use of (he steam
dumping apparatus, (he miners of
the bituminous mines in the IMlls
inirg district threaten io go on strike,
unless the dump is done away with
hy several mining companies. Tin
operators say they will not cease us
1 lng the dump under any conditions
; although the miners declare lt is f
violation of (be agreement.
The si l ike is expected io Opt ".
sliOrtly, and il is said thal 5,000 mer
will cease working and event uall>
i every miner in the district will tuk<
up tiie cause.
RLOWN TO PIECES.
The Sml bato of Two Roys in th?
State of Indnnnn.
I Ry the explosion of several hun
- died pounds ol' powder at tho stor
* ego house of the Farmsworth m I nf
f near Sullivan, Indiana, on Thursda>
. two boys woro blown to pieces an
throe othors wore Borlously hurt.
The Administration Again Uneasy
Over San Francisco Situation.
THE JAPS ARE ALERT
Disposed to Pitos* for Explanations
and Redress of Dad Treatment of
Japanese on the Coast.-ltecent
Visitors from Japan Took Careful
Ami Elaborate Notes of All Tlipjr
Saw.-Will Give Us Trouble.
Tho administration has again.bo
como uneasy over tho Japanese sit
uation In San Francisco and ovor tho
disposition of tho Japanoso govern
ment to press quickly and closely for
explanations of impropor troatmont
on tho subjects of that country.
Advices received indicate that
there is ill feeling between tho Am
ericans and Japanese in San Frau
eiso. This is shown by tho recent at
tack of some Amorlcans on Japanese
and their property and tho retaliation
of tho Japanese by attacking two
Americans whom they thought to
have been implicated In tho ilrst at
Meeting tho two Americans tho
other night a party of Japanese pro
ceeded to cut thom into good sized
pieces with knives. San Francisco is
represented In an all round condi
tion of chaos. Mayor Schmitz is on
trial for graft, tho city government is
practically without hoad or directors
and tho labor unions are on strike in
all lines of business. The Japanese
are working against tho American
laborers for small wages and this in
creases the ill feeling.
A well known war correspondent
who has come from Japan and Haw
aii and California told the President
a few days ago that the Jopaneso are
watching an opportunity to make
trouble for mis country, their pur
pose being to take the Philiplnos and
Hawaii. In tho later country thore
aro 60,000 Japanese laborers, most
of them former soldiers of Japan,
while tho total numcbr of Americana
in the island ls less than 3,000. Tho
Japanese would have no difllculty in'
taking the Island and giving troublo
in its recapture.
Tlie Japanese Ambassador has boon
making somewhat vigorous rcprcsmy?L
Lattens to tho State Department.'
'noni i bo I real ino ni ol'. .\.? in
an Francisco, and Secretary Hoot is
doing his host lo show Hie Japanese
that conditions In San Francisco are
anything else but normal.
"If anybody imagines that tho Jap-,
anese are not. wldo awake to their
opportunities, lt Is Hmo for bim to
revise his opinions. Thoso little yel
low men are as astute observers as
the world has ever soon. Tboy not
only observe closely, but question
keenly, getting right to tho heart of
a matter through both their eyes and
This was the comment made by an
American naval olllcer on recent vis
its to Washington by officers of the
Japanese havy. A considerable num
ber of Japaneso officers of ships that
were lu attendance on the opening
of the Jamestown exposition visited
Washington under the escort of Am
erican officers. They came hero to
"soo the sights" and bc entertained
by the government.
Each group of foreign officers
whether from Japan or some othor
country.was escorted by an Amer
ican officer whose duty lt was to en
tertain the visitors and afford thom
opportunities for observation. Tho
arrangements were completo and tho
foreigners were given just such en
tertainment, as the American navy
knows so well how to dispense.
ft is quite safe to say that the Jap
anese officers combined nore profit
with their pleasure, than did the of
ficers of any othor country. They
know exactly what they wanted to
seo and proceeded about their errand -
In a perfectly businesslike manner.
Fach one of them had his note book
and memoranda of what he was to
Observ? particularly. They spent some
I time in the naval gun factory, at tho
naval observatory, at the Congress
ional Library and Capitol and at tho
They carefully noted in their little
books all that they saw. They talkod
very little, but saw a whole lot. When
tliey opened their mouths lt was to
ask some salient question. They had
been well coached and nothing escap
ed them. Of course, they enjoyed
themselves, but that was morely a
detail. They were here to work and
they worked. On the whole their
visit was Important and significant.
PRISON LIKE IS HELL.
Aged Offender Sentenced for Third
Tiiue for Forgery.
Sentenced to the penitentiary for
(ho third time for forgery. H. H.
Havens, aged 60 years, told the court
at Cleveland, O., that prison life was
hell, and that there ls no chance for
a man when once ho has been behind
Havens is Well educated, and his
first offence was forging the name of
a friend in the hope, of making good
In a business venture. J migo Ken
nedy gave him but one year.
(?l lLTV OF MURDER
Two Men Convicted of Murdering
At Buchanan, Ga., after deliberat
ing all nig.a the jury in tho caso of
' Hen Adams, white and Millard Leo,
colored, charged with tho murder of
. Reese Jones, a White man, February
1 1 1 las?, returned a verdict of guilty,
and recommended mo imprisonment
? for both men. The evidence against
1 the defendants was entirely circam
' st a nt la I. Motions for a now trial
5 were made for bom prisoners.
MURDER RY DROWNING.
Chinese Revolutionists Compel Fain
By to du ni pt in a Well.
Revolulionlsts In tho neighborhood
- of Sw'atow, China, recently captured
- tho family of a Chinese general
?. and compelled them all to drown
'. themselves In a well. Troops have
I been dispatched to Swatow, te quell
tho rebels and restore order.