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The Marlboro' Democrat.
"DO THOU, CHEAT IJIDEHTY, IN SH HE OUR SOILS AND MAKIO OUK LI VHS IN THY POSSESSION DADDY OH OUK DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
BENNETTS VI LEE, S. C., FBI DAY, JUNE 21 1907.
# Columbia Woman Assaulted by
Columbia Man in Texas.
HE IS ARRESTED
Large Sum of (luid Coin ami (.old
CciiilLulcs in Valise Amounting
lo. Sixty-One. Thousand. Dollar?
Was Taken Dui Arrest Was Mad*'
Before ll?' Could Make His 10s
Mrs. Sallie A. Gibson of Colum
bia, rich and very eccentric, was rob
bed of $61,000 al San Antonia, Tex
as Friday. The niau who robbed
bor, Rufus Williams, is also a Co
lumbian and formerly kept a livery
stable near ber residence on upper
The Hist news received of the rob
bery was an Associated Press story
Friday morning, which stated that
Williams bad been arrested and had
confessed. I "a fer in the day the fol
lowing special was sent Tho Slate
from San Antonia, Texas:
San Antonio, Texas, .lune I I.- Ru
fus Williams of Col tl m bbl is in jail
lier charged with robbery and assault
with deadly weapon upon Mrs. Sal
lie Gibson, ile made the following
"I came to San Antonio on the
13th Inst, from Columba, s. c.. vin
St. Louis. Mo. Mrs. Sal Ho Gibson
came with me. We hired a horse ami
buggy to ride around and drove out
in th? country some live or six miles
"We came to tl stream of waler
and she said: 'Lot's go take a bath
in tile stream.* We turned and
drove up along tho stream about li.~>
yards from tho road into a kind of
open space. I got out. and hitched
the horse and went mid sal down on
the edge of the stream.
"We got lo talking about our trip
and told ber thal I knew I was doing
wrong and that I was going back io
my wife and children and that she
had no business to persuad?- nie to
go with her. Sin- said thal 1 was
the only man sin? cared anything for
and that she would kill nie ii I weill j
back. I should have mciltoltlcd that
"She took $n0,000, all in $1,000
bills, from her bosom and laid il hy
her grip, the money wrapped in a
paper, bul I know thal it was $.">0,
000 as I had previously bad it in my
possession. 1 also knew that she
had $11.ooo in the grip, something
over $7,000 in gold. I knew that
she had all (bis money because ?
sold several pieces ol' property in
and around Columba for ber and
this was the money.
"After sin? sat down by nie on the
edge of the stroan! we gol lo talk
ing about our (rip. and after I had
told ber thal I had made up my
mind to go hack lo my wife she said
that she loved mo bettor than any
other imin on earth and that if I did
go back she would kill nie.
"Then there were several words
passed and I got up and picked np
a stick and just, as she was about lo
get up 1 struck 1KM- on Hie head
with the stick once und knocked her
down. She foll in Ibo edge of j he
water. 1 thou (ooh- all .ior money
and put it in the buggy and Shirted
to drive off and jusi as I storied
she hollered and sahl: 'Don'! leave
me, you have nearly killed nie.' I
did not reply, bul drove back lo
town , put the boise ;illd bugg\ in
the livery stable, where Hie mana
ger of Mn' stable hooked up another
horse and buggy and We drove over
town awhile. All Ibis lime I kopi
the grip and Hie moues in the bug
gy willi me. Aller driving awhile
with the manager I asked bim io Iel
me out at a barber shop lo gel ;i
shave. I got illy shave ?ind walked i
on the depot and bough I :i liekel lo
Atlanta, Ca. I gol info the train,
but was arrested before ii started."
Williams had $(H';0Ufl belonging
to Mrs. Gibson In his possession
J^whon arrested. Airs. Gibson do
clares thai WiPiams had her hyp
notized and I bal this explains h li
po WO I" over her.
She is in a local hospital and will
go back lo Columbia as soon as she
is able, but Ibo district iiGorne> will
have her held as a witness,
Mrs. Gibson ls the niece ol' lin
lalo Squire Levi IV Met/., who wa
very wealthy, but on account ol' Ibo
.failure of a bank In which he wm
interested many years ago I bet i
were many judgments against bin
and he never deposited bis money In
a bank. On bis (lentil Mrs (?il.son
secured the ItlOlie.v lu- le.fi and om
(leposil alone, made abo ll I I WO > ear
ago, amounted lo $'.b"?.0O0 sin
then began to dspose ol' hoi' reid es
lato, selling two pieces for ri ho ul
$lo,ono each, lier mind biran-.'
weakened probobly on account <>i
the worry II bo u I the large sum 0
money and I ho flu I i bili a large
part of il was kepi al ber house Oil
upper Main si reel. Last October
srnne one hearing of Ibis, atleinpted
to kill ber, bul ber Screams aroused
the neighbors and (he man escaped
Later Hie police arr.sled a negri
who proved couelusivelj Ilia) he had
nothing lo do with Hie case and
nothing furlher was dom- Inward
apprehending i lie assailant. ' Hie ol
her peculiar babils was Hie mania
tor Kobi coin and gold certif?calo?
and practically ali of ber money,
amounting io about $70,000 was in
As her mind becalm- more unset
tled she showed a desire tor (nive!
and left here a few diiys ago for tili
?Avesti G Wi,s hol known al Hu
Hine thal WlllilllhS had gone willi
her. although lodny it Wlis rema -ked
thal she was missing ?'.holli Hu
same Hmo, Williams kepi ? livor)
stable near liol* residence and lalei
on Assembly street and conns Ol' ai
excellant family, his brother helli)
(?.OUghl IVCll ol ll} I hose who UltOV
hm. They (lld liol Know of lin
trouble until told by a representa
live of tho Stale and were greall;
SF.v?'FM FD TH HANG.
Gobcii starks .Mean-, Convicted n
...Murder of Annie Hell llusscll.,
. . A special from \\ hillsboro say
Robert Starks Means was hied lo
the murder of Annie Hell Russell ol
Thursday and found gullly and sen
tonccd to bo hanged on the I 2th da
of July. 1907.
Will Johnson Pays the Death Pen
alty for Assault.
While on (.'allows, Confesses. Many
Ot hot1 Mysterious Climes Are
A special from Allanta Thursday
says: Sta Hiing on the gallows, Will
Johnson, i negro convicted of crim
inally assaulting .Mrs. George Hom
breo, a willie woman, in a suburb,
last August, today confessed his
crime and included in his Confession
a list ot other assaillis and murders
that have mystified the police of Kal
lon conni y for the past year. When
ho had finished ho warned his hear
ers to avoid his example and the trap
was sprung. His neck w;is broken
and life was pronounced extinct in
3 fi minutes.
Johnson admitted on the scaffold
(nul he shot Amos Moody a white
farmer, who was murdered on his
way home on August 16, hist year,
that ho attempted an assault on
Miss Lawrence, near Atlanta, Aug.
20, by which she was loft uncon
scious. Willi one oyo gouged out,
for which crime another negro was
sentenced lo 10 years Imprison
ment; thal ho emptied ;t shotgun
through an open door of the res
idence of J. NV. Mryant, a farmer
living several miles north of Hie
city on the nihill of Nov. 1 li last,
seriously wounding Mr Bryant and
his sister; ho confessed lo attempted
assault on two white women in the
suburbs ol' Atlanta lust fall, ami he
concluded his admissii ions hy loll
ing of the murder of a man whom
he called Jackson in Texas, several
So convinced were tin? attorneys
of Johnson's innocence .(hal they
brought the case before Ibo state
prison commission as late as Tues
day of this week, asking for II com
mutation ot sentence itt life Impris
onment; This was refused anti Gov.
Terrel also declined lo take action
bli Ibo nppehl for clemency.
Dent isl, Whose (ase Attracted .Much
Attention boomi Not Guilty.
A special fro iii Newberry lo Tho
St;iic of I'YIday says; The courf of
general ses;.ions convened on Mon
day. Mr. I!. I'. Gretr of ibo Green
wood har presiding, in place of
I litige K. C. Walls, who wa;: kept
awa> tm account ol serious illness
in bis family., There was several
cases tit gummi] I ute rest on tho docket
to disposed of at ibis term, Int, onl\
toto bas been Lided that of C C Arm
strong, the young Anderson tient ist
who was charged with tho murder
ol' Mrs. Merry by administering co
caine or stone th ug while pulling her
teeth. The solicitor did aol ask for
a verdict ol guilty of murder, hui
asked for a ve rd Iel of Involuntary ho
micide. Tim jury, aller a few min
utes' consultation, rotunrned ;i ver
diel of aol guilty.
MODESTY < ??sis un:.
Guus Hack for More < 'lol liing ami
Dies ju Hames.
Mrs, Thomas (loolt am] her daugh
ter, Miss Kslelle h'OUUlllIn, Were
burned to deal li Sunday morning al
havannah ai I wo o'clock in :i lire
ibai destroyed the home of N, A
Fountain, a son of Mrs. Cook Mr.
Fountain was Injured hy a fall from
au lipper window, bul will hrobnhl)
The hoilS? was localed beyond He
di J limils ami the llrOtnon did not gO
(0 rendel- SSsilttnce. The Hallie;; had
gained great headway win n Ibo o>
.npnnis of the house were ur roused.
Miss fountain liad, ii is said, made
'o r wu> from I lib boase. Uer mod
est v then forced her io run blick for
mine clothing, sb?- hover reappear
Ko a ll i li i n w as g roping li ls w a y
i brough ih<' ; moke when lie foll
i brough i e w lutlow,
PIHSOXUG DIES IN FLAMES
blither (.'reel- Horned lo Heath in
Helton Guard House.
bullier Greer-, a prboimr in Hie
llollbii M;uarti house, losi his life In a
ire which destroyed tho guard house
-,t an oarl> hour Sunda*, morning, h
?s generali) believed I hal ibo lire was
d' incendiary origin;
(ji'ber. who WHS about :?"> wars ol'
ge and mai lied. vas. il appears
'rank ami \ ei \ (lba?rtlo,rl> Sain rda .?
light. ile was uh es I od about mid
light b> Chief ol' Police Uohinsoi
ml bis assisi (lilt, Mr. Smith, who lo
el her licked him up iii 1 lie luiiblliit
.l W ll it'll ho lalor perished. Tip
:uard house has I bree rooms, t wt
His ju Hie buck ami a front room
! roer was jilli hi one ol' Hie cells
M.out four'!. O'Clock dex I morning He
roin purl ol Hie loom WHS seen ll
all In, Hie llamos being discovered
?\ Dr. tiwens. li was impossible io
e.-cue the prtSoUor;
W I 1,1. VISIT CM NRLESTOW
Commissioner of Immigrai inn, Sar?
gent A. lt. I'ry.
\ spechil froid NY ash i h gi on says
Commissioner of immigration Sar
gon! A. lt. h'ry, chief niighiOpr ol
rovoi'liineiii building- ol' New York,
md Mr. NVjiidohl tit Ibo Kiijiorvisot
.irclilibcis. oiiice will leave New York
Giinda) foi' Giilvesion lo clolorinlni
upon the silo for I he HOW immigra
iou SI al IOU, w hi. li b lo he erected
here. They also will Vlsi I New Ol'
loans and Charleston id lo. aie tin
uew sf ll Hom which are lo he haili
,il I hose (iles. Al il;; last se.siol
congress appropriated $7o.0ii0 fin
Immigration siaHoils in euell <>i tip
lili..- .iii.:- hamed
I A IM. HXIM.OSION.
\ (irren Mund Drops Sparks lui.
Pow tier Ive",,
A green hand dropped a spark in
ib a keg of powder in a slag pit a
llossoinor lalo Thursday and tho ox
plosion probably filially Injured BOV
Oral others Houses for severn
blockt wen ?haken l>> the ".Xpb". !o?
MILL MEN MEET
Cotton Growers and Manufactur
ers in Session.
Executive Commit (co Holds a Pour
Hour*' Electing. Several Matters
of Importance to (he Craft Iteceivo
Attention. What Cotton ?Mills
Waid.. One Woman President At
A special from Asheville to the
Slate of Thursday says tho South
Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' As
sociation is now in session at tho
llatlcry Park Motel, lt is a line and
representative body of men. They
have huilt up the cotton mill Indus
try until today lhere are fully seven
ty-live millions of dollars in one way
and another invested in the Industry.
There aro three and a half million
spindles in Soul h Carolina, and of
that nu ut ber less than 260,000 spin
dles are outside tho Association, un
der Capt. Ellison A. Smyth. There
are I L'S active colton mills in the
Sfaie, and of ihat number 104 are
ill the Association. The cotton mill
men are always busy. While they
have como here with their wives to
enjoy themselves, they are talking
shop, and working on the cotton sel
lers, railroads and others to lighten
the looso bolls.
The conon mills now are contend
ing for three Illings with tho cotton
dealers. First, on grades whore
Hiere is disagreement they want lo
cal or home arbitration, are not will
ing to accept New York arbitration.
Second, they want lite hill of lading
issued by I be railroad lo gVO car
number and initials. This is de
sired to protect tho buyers. At pres
ent tho railroads issue bills of lading
on codon before it is loaded and
while ii is in I h eco m press or on tho
phil lorin. M neb coll?n, il s con
tended, is from four lo six weeks or
longer on I lie road, and colton has
hoon out Hinch longer, '?'his is re
garded as dangerous and Ibo Cotton
Mill Assocalion has deeded thal ii
will noi pay drafts for colton unless'
tho car number and initials are given
in Hie bill of ladng. Third, the cot
ton mill men object io paying a
three-pound weight allowance on
compressed cotton. They wish lo
pay for what they gol. The execu
tive committee heard a full discu
si?n of the cotton questions.
Tho colton dealers were repre
sented by Mr. I lowell, of Augusta,
for Inman, Ackers & Inman: Mr.
Jennings, of Spartanburg, for Ceo.
ll. McFadden & Brothers; W. I).
Nesbitt, of ?rmlngham, for Knight.
Yancy & Co. The claims of thocot
toil mills were presented by the fol
lowing committee from South Car
lina colton mils.
August W, Smyth, Spartanburg.
Leroy Springs, Lancaster; J. M.
Commit lee from North Carolina
manufacturers: ,1. W, Cannon.chair
man. Fugene IT oil, W. Cjllullln, B.
S. Robertson. IO. A. Sin.vt.lb U- M.
Miller, Jr., president ol lite Manu
facturers' Association of North Car
olina, who aro ox ofhcio mem hers of
hr. il off Davis, of Cocoa, president
ol' tho Georgia Association, joined in
the discussion. Messrs. C. C. Cowan
and Williams, of ibo Memphis Col
son Fxcliangb, were present.
Tim South Carolina Association
adopted iules with recan? lo the re
fusal ol' conon mills to accept colton
purchased by them.
In Ibo roll (d' the members there
appeared Hie name of Mrs. M. I'.
G ridley, who is thc only woman
president ol' a cotton ililli in tho
SI ll I e. Mrs. (?ridley is the success
ful executive head of Hie Balosville
Vam Mill, which position she Inher
ited from ber fallu -. Capt. George
Lun/.. of ClinrlestOi .
T Wt ) HOiS B BOWN EIL
While W at? hing Mad W aters of a ?
Swollen SI ream.. .
\ Times special from Abingdon.
Vu., says: While six boys were
itaildillg on a wire fool bridge inst
icross Helston Uiver, eight miles be
low- A biiigerdoii, Thursday evening,
vatcllillg Ibo mad waters ol' Hu- swol
len stream, wave struck Ibo bridge
ml loro it from ils moorings, (he
>oys hoing carried Into Ibo river
.'. bf thom swain ashore, bm the
ilher IWO were (11(1 U 110(1. 'I'm- liddies
lave not yet hoon recovered. The
I row ned boys were Frank Miller
ind Henry Mclnllro, sons of proinl
icu i fanners of thai scclion,
BABY EATS BYE
.mi ts Vovt Gradually Starving io
I:<.?:. ti i of his stomach having
? .en lacerated h> l.i e ? inch he at<
rom a i an. ibo oin--year obi baby
II Mr. and Mis. .lain-/. A\er>, neill'
'ol toll wood. Ala. is starving lo death
'he lillie fellow shows every syinp
om ol hunger bul nothing can be put
.in Hu- stomach, as tho membranes
-re tom by Hie alkali into shreds
n has taken nothing for a we.-k. and
is slowly slai'ving to deiillt. The iii
Ile child gol into a can ot concentra
!i-d Ive and ale considerable bf ii
hefore discovered hj ie mot her,
KILLED ll Y HIGHWAYMAN.
\iigusl Myer, Brooklyn Shoe Denim
Realen lo heath.
A Igust My?f, a well lo do Shoe
Joiiler, of Brooklyn, New Norh was
M> severed y beaten liv highwaymen
Thursday tba' he died a few hours
lalor. Om- ol' Hu- alleged assail
inls. Nieladas l-'eiininioi e. a J oui li
.o' :.'u years, ls nuder arrest, Tuc
' ulliers escaped Myer fought hard
bul the assailants wore loo much foi
1 him and he was terribly heaton be
fore his cries for help brought a po
1 j Hcenifin io his assistance,
IA ll ER KILLS CHILD.
i.y Retiring Carbolic Acid |>OWII Hoi
liol..-ri Jolly, aged forty, killed hi:
seven-year old daughtor, Gladys; ot
Thursday morning by pouring car
boliC acid down her throat, Tin
slayer escaped, bul Hie [10 ll CO are 01
tho look out for him. No ruolivi
MONEY TO STIR WAR.
Thousands of Dollars Raised by
Japs in This Country.
insist Upon Thoh' Government Tak
ing Steps to l?ut a Slop to Alleged
Out rn gea in this Country..
A dispatch from Washington
says thousands of dollars are being
raised by tho Japanese of the Pacific
roast to narry out the compact they
have entered into with tho Progres
sive party of .Japan for the overthrow
of the Snoinji ministry, Hie annul
in en I of the exclusion clause in the
Immigration hill and the guarantee
of I he naturalization rights of the
Japanese subjects residing In this
These additional facts in the In
ternational plot art? vouched for in
seilll-olllclal circles. The enormous
fund which is being collected will be
used lt) arouse a feeling in the Ja
panese empire antagonistic lo the
Amor lean government.
Notwithstanding tho sweeping de
nial Of tile existence of tho alliance
between the Japanese of the Pacific
coast anti Progressives, tho nanti nd
ministrnllon party in Japan, given
out by Charles Takabashi, the Asso
ciated Press has secured the texts of
certain reports walch lie forwarded
lo Yallinoka in Seattle anti lo the Ja
panese Society of Seattle, in one
of the reports, which it is authorita
tively staled was afterwards retid by
Takabashi al a ?oe re I mass meeting
of .lapaaaeso in Seattle on the even
ing-of May 2(1 he quotes Ambassa
dor Aoki's statements in regard to
the relations bot ween Hie United
Slates anti Japan, growing oui of a
recent, disturbances In Snnfrauclsco
anti the adopGon by the Congress of
the United States of tho immigration
law, excluding coolie labor from coe
(ineulnl United States.
ilofore ihe department tit" Takuhn
ashl from the elly, ho sent lo Yallin
oka, who had not then sailed for
Japan, a report in which he I ol tl of a
confer?nce With Secretary of Com
merce and Labor Straus on .May 7
regarding immigrai ion law. In this
report I'akahasui quot ntl statements
made Secretary Srnusus which he
said were directly contradictory to
those made by fOmhassndor Aokl as
io ino agreement uf the two govorn
mments on tho clause of excluding
coolie labor from the country. li
was after the Interview willi Secre
tary Straus thal Takabashi, N?da
ami Kawawami received an Invita
tion from Viscount Oki. to dine al
Hie embassy. Takahashi's answer
"We tlid not ctnne here to eal. bul
to settle grave diplomatic questions".
Just beton? Yamaoka's departure
for Tokio on May l l, Takiishashl
seul him a lelogrnni from Washing
ton as follows'
"Depart from Japanese Instantly
anti arouse public opinion as we un
derstood before. There ls no hopi?
with (lu? Japanese embassy here."
A dispatch from Tokio says the
council of tilt? Progressive. ?it a
meeting Wednesday, adopted ti res
olution tile substances bf witch ls as
' The anti-Japanese feeling upon
ihe Pacific Coast ol' Hie United
states, especially in Snnfrauclsco,
culminated in an assault upon Jap
anese trading places last month, con
stituting a most llagrant violation of
Hie rights guaranteed bj the treaty
concluded upon an equal fooling be
tween Hie two nations.
"Those anti-Japanese acts are not
of a temporary nature, and the Ped
eral government al Washington
must be held responsible for its fail
ure to prevent such outrages.
. rho attitude of our government
Inwards that In Washington lias so
far been unsatisfactory to the nation
and il is necessary (hat primer steps
be taken hy our government In or
der io maintain the national dignity
ami permanent ly ensure the safety of
(he rights and property of our com
patriots in America."
HOYS HAD A CLOSE CALL.
Goat Capsized in Squall ami They
Were Thrown Info Waler.
Tom I. and Charles Webb, two
boys in their 'teens were brought to
.be city says the charleston Post of
last Thursday, In (lie launch of tho
keeper of Morris Island 1 igbI house,
having been capsized in the harbor
sometime during lije afternoon and
pent i be night as i ho guests of i be
Keeper John Wick linc,. The arrival
ul' ibo hoys lo tho (itv settled the
lese and unxlel\ which were fell for
Hudr safely. Diligent search by
parties daring the afternoon sand
|l|ght ?Ul?(1 failed lo locale Hie where
abouts of the boys or their craft Tho
only hops ol the parents and friend;;
of (he hoys was thal they had sough!
refuge br been picked al the Morris
Island StlllioUj where so many pal
lies have been rescued from drown
ing ?H the overt Urning of sailing
craft in squalls, and this hope was
realized The hoya were Ibo guest of
Capt. W'iekling. lind lhe> were Well
eared for. The l?floOll fool boat in
wjlicil the boss bad sel oui lo linvi
lle Hie habror was los!.
I,M'SLY WO MA N < 'ON V I< "I CD.
l ound (milty of Murderous Assault
on Dr. Lintier.
A special fr on Union nays I lie
?lirj in Hie eas? td' Lucy Lipsey, who
was I ried lor assault Und battery
willi litton! to killi >'i">n G'' NY- I.
Limier, (ame oui aboul midnight,
and lil?d a sealed verdict ?tiler hav
(Hg Poon in I he jury room fully I 2
|)0 IU>H, The verdict was published
Thhursdny morning and found the
woman guilty as chai v.t? 1. A motion
j for a new trial va- a. once niatle.
, ..,,d il will oe .. i'Jpn I bill r. ll will
,". ree a 11 nd that 'be idionllhg bf Hr
Ll ini or in Mar< b rfd used ?. d . Idem hie
i ?'xcPomei-?, iiml Ihe crowdol coiif.lJ
I Inn of th . 'u I room during : le
'< i rial ?how "I Ihdl int i"d in ni" tast
- batt not Ulbd I
STEAMEH GI IINCD.
I Captain Saws Two Hundred Passen
r gel"- by Douching Dis Goal
A Danish excursion steamboat
willi '.inn passengers on ?ard ant
a bound Ito Ibo Island of Moen, Lon
i don. caught lue Thursday. Tho iii'
spread rapidly ami the scenes ol' pan
* ic were terrible. The captain, how
i over, succeeded in beaching the boa
o aie! innding Hie. passongors. Th
v. sei was totally destroyed.
INNOCENT MAN FREED
The Confession of Outlaw Gives
Liberty to Convict.
Circumstantial Evidence- Curried (tie
Conviction That Was Overthrown
Hy Murderer's Dying Stntomout.
Tho dying statement of Byron Colo
an Oklahoma outlaw, gave completo
exoneration and freedom Of Al Bani
ster, serving sen tonco of lifo Impris
onment In penitentiary at Lansing,
Kan. Harpster was convicted of tue
murder of Martin Julian. All evi
dence offered hy Hie prosecution was
circumstantial, ii took the jury -is
hours to find a verdict of guilty.
Harpster re ceived sentence'In Aprn,
IJIOO. Forty-four days later in a
hattie between deputy sherill's and a
band of oui laws Cole was fatally
wounded. In his dying statement he
confessed to having killed Julian.
Harpster was granted a new trial,
found not guilty and given his free
The murder of Marlin Julian oc
curred on the evening of June LT?,
I!H>r>, near Pooca City, Kan. In April
of the following year Harpster was
lound guilty of the crime. Jealousy
was given as tho mot i vt? for the
crime. lt was alleged that Harp
ster was envious of Julian on account
of the attention he received from
Miss Della Lewis. lt. appears thal
Julian and .Miss Lewis ami harpster
and Miss Nollie Edwards were driv
ing on the night of the murder.
Tim defense showed thal the latter
couple returned to their house be
fore ibo time o? tho sheol lng. Harp
ster was convicted on thc testimony
of a farmer who had seen him and
a young lady driving with Julian and
another young lady ami that Harp
ster was ahead. The shot that killed
Julian was fired from tho front. Fur
ther Harpster's shoe fitted in Hie
track of the man who shot. Julian.
After the shooting Miss Lewis look
Julian to a farmhouse and cared for
him. ito made no slatemonl impli
In a statement made after leaving
the penitentiary Harpster said that
be had never known Byron Cole, hut
that even if be was an outlaw lhere
must havo been some good in him 1.0
causo a confession that would release
au innocent, man from life imprison
ment. Harpster insists thal three
days previous to Cole's confession ho
had a presentiment of good nows and
told tho foreman that be soon would
The light lu which Cole was fatal
ly wounded occurred in a wheat field
near Ringwood, Okla., about June I,
1901?. Cole was shot by Deputy
Sheriffs Campbell and Barwell ia a
battle wAKb Winchesters. In his dy
ing timur he confessed to killing
Marlin lilian while Julian was driv
ing with. Miss Della Lewis, near Ron
co City. \ He said the killing followed
an allen pt to hold up the man. in
when Julian resisted. He also con
fessed to killing a man In Colorado
and to taking part in a nu Ul bor of
railroad and bank robberies in Den
ver and other western cities.
NEC BO MILLIOXAIBE.
Former Slave of Jefferson Davis
Owner ol' a Mine.
Samuel Jefferson Davis, negro
mine owner and millionaire, of
Warm Springs, Wyo., was once the
slave of Jefferson Davis, presiden) ol'
i he Southern confederacy. When
Jefferson Davis was chosen io tho
highest office in the Confederacy, his
slave. Sam. went to M i 11 idgevil le,
the first capital, willi bim. at the
close of I he war, his master gave
him $600 and told him lo move io
the North to live his new lile as a
free man. Sam obeyed ami is now
ono of the richest negroes in Hie
Samuel Davis was horn on the
Davis plantation in Mississippi, in
1840. After his Immigration from tho
South ho went io Cheyenne, then
drifted lo tho calilo ranges and bo
gan to cook. He saved enough mon
ev lo buy a few cattle. Ile soon had
A fow years ago lie sold out his
cattle ranges and stock for a hand
some sum and went Into the mining
business at Warm Springs. He struck
rich deposits. His business promises
lo lie one Of the best ill I lie stale.
W ithin a few weeks lu- bas invested
more than $ lu,min in machinery.
KILLED TWO SULTANS.
Philippine Troops Have Had Trouble
Willi the Unruly Moros.
According to a letter received from
Lieut, .lollll .M. Merrill. Jr., of Show
llegan, Me., who is serving in the
constabulary in tin- Philippines, the
Killian of Cali I'lanipn, a Aloro leader
h dead The letter recounts a duel
in which Ute lieutenant killed two
ruler m'tor being wounded bj bini.
Tim encounter occurred al t'laina.
Tim hoops (d' ile- constabulary had
I..-en lighting for som.- i ino- wit li I he
M ?ros. Finally, after a hot ri fl lo lire,
the combatants came together In a
hand-to-hand com ba I. Lieut Mer
lin came face to face willi Hie sui
lan who was armed with a kris, a
Iteonedgod weapon used by natives.
The sultan felled the oillcor by a
blow on the knee, bul before he was
able to make a second si roko Merrill
;;bol and killed him. On i he expedi
tion under Capt. MllllagptlllO Ma? 111,
iii Moms were killed, among I hem a
second sultan, ruler of Di la in ba > a n
WHOLE TO WW AT ODDS.
DI If e renee of Opinion Concerning .h<
W hipping ?d' Roy by Teacher.
Thc ar ros i and lining of Miss Car
ol.vii Schult/., teacher in tho Harlan,
school, at Oolwein, la., for whippitif
. W'illiard Cook, II pupil, has ca ti sei
. Hu- principal Of Ibo school ami Mis
SchUlt/.'S fellow teachers lo go Oil I
strike, As tue whipping occurrot
OUlSkh -I' the teacher's classroopi
the judge held that she oversleppei
her Jurisdiction. The case will I)
appealed lo the District COUI't.
The boy in the case exhibited blue]
and blue marks over much ol' Iiis eu
, lire body. Miss Schult/, said sh
I whipped the children with a piece o
. rubber bose, following ont the ir
a structions of a former principal, an
- that she had never been told t
- cease this form of punishment. Th
I children are having a holiday and th
? population of tho town h. divided 0
South. Carolina Press at the Isle
Thirty-third Annual Session Calle?!
10 Oidor hy Us President, Elbert
II. Aull. Mayor lt. Goodwin Kltct
and Mr. \V. NV. Gall of Gio Nows
und Courier .Extends a .Cordial
Tho thlrtj'-thtrd annual session of
lh<> Soillh Carolina Stale Press Asso
ciation was called le order in tho
parlors ol' (he Motel Seashore Thurs
day morning at about ll o'clock hy
President H. 11. Aull of (ho New
berry Herald and News...At the
linn' there were about ono hundred
newspaper mon and ladaios present
?ind all heard with attention and in
terest the welcome extended by
Mayor lt. Goodwin Rhett and Mr.
W. W. Hall, of ((he Nows and Cou
rier: and the pleasant and apprecia
tive words of President Aull in their
during tin? day, and severaladdross
replies.. . ii li probable that the
members of tin Association will de
cide to take a i l ip io Jamestown to
view the groat Exposition at that
Point, hm ibis feature of (he pro
gramme has not been llxed upon as
In addition to tin? work accom
plished ibo editors and ladles en
joyed Un' afternoon on the beach
Wa tell I Hg the fine automobile races.
11 was a litt!.? aller I I o'clock
when Presiden I Aull, sealed at a ta
ble conveniently placed in the main
parlor nf i he Hotel Seashore, called
foi- o-'dor anti said thal the Slate
Press Association was ready for
business or Ute thirty-third annual
session. The room was well with
representative men and women from
various places in Ibo Slate anti all
gave altonion When .Mayor H. Good
win Rh?tl was Introduced anil bade
the Association welcome tinco more
to ('ballest?n anti the Isle of Palms.
Mr. William A'. Hall, of (he News
and Courier, followed Mr. ttheit,
speaking for (he newspaper frater
nity, and made a very bright anti
cntcrlahting linle talk.
President Aull spoke first in re
sponse to the welcome, aptly and
foi Hildy evidencing lin? appreciation
of the entire Association. Tin? com
ing of Hu? editors to Hit? isle of
Palms the second time was ?imple
proof ol' th<? pleasure experienced
oi) tue Hist visit and thu members
wore coil fl dont the present visit
would bo ?is delightful as the tlrsf.
The Hon. Louis Appelt. State Sen"
alor from Manning, editor of the
Manning Times, followed tho presi
dent of Ibo Association anti added
bis wann and hearty endorsement
to all Hie pleasant things said to
Charleston anti lier people.
ALASKAN ll EGOISM.
Dravo .Man ami Sick Wife Travel 175
Miles by Hog Sled.
To save the life ol' his sick wifo.
.lames P. Galbraith, an Alaskan, con
voyed ber a distance of ITT. miles
over the hazardous trail from the
Duncan district lo Dawson. The
.'lourney was accomplished in three
days by dog sleds. The animals were
Hie bed trained ones in tilt? Duncan
District. The sick woman was plac
ed in a basket sled ami made as com
forlNhlc as possible, while ber faith
ful husband ran along behind.
Some ni the streams were running
water ami it was necessary to wrap
Hie si.k woman in canvas to keep
her from getting wei while the dogs
half swam iilfd ball' ran over Hu?
si retches ol' wa i er-co vertid ice. The
While passing I brough a bleak
Wilderness on Hie thrall they bearii
the bowlings ol' a pack ol' wolves anti
wore forced to quicken their speed.
The dogs seemed lo realize that their
burden was a pref.'ous one and that
I bey must reach Dawson ere it was
loo bite. They did reach the goal
and now Ibo sick woman is Improv
ing under the care ol' a physician.
A MOGAL QUESTION.
Milwaukee May Have Public Trysting
Places for Voting People.
Milwaukee is facing a perplexing
problem of morals, which effects the
lives of ils young .girls anti boys. Tin?
common council bas decided t bat
somotllhlg must be done to save them
from lives of ruination ami shame.
"What can bc done "'' in Hie question
Hint has called forth many siiggos
One limn bas suggested thal I lie
city should provide public trysting
places where voling girls ami boys
maj meei and have a jolly good limo
in a clean atmosphere and under
tho supervision of propel' chaperons.
Their they do their courting, if thej
are al I tic courting age. ll they are
not (dd enough to do courting, they
could have a merry limo without the
danger of immoral practices.
li is probable that something along
Hie line ni public clubs or trysting
places will be provided by lim city,
.lust what iis Character will be, has
aol hoon decided. Il may be that thc
schoolhouses will be used ?is meeting
places. One prominent schoolteach
er condemns clubs ami says children
should ho taught lo stay at home.
\\ A NTS A DCMG WM G.
Eligible Widower's rh st Wife Ta! kei
j A woman w il bout Ibo power o
s Speech, lilli able l<> bear, is .be sor
1 of wife heilig SOUght for nv Itober
' M am he.-1er, a widower, of Pim
.' iHdge. S. H., whoso Hist wife diet
one yeal' ugo- She was ?in inrossnn
1? talker and gave bim not a minute'
Manche. 1er likes a woman willi I
sunny disposition and prefers her b
?f be good looking. He's not going t
run any risks, so ..o wishes lier I
1 be dumb. Ht? h:.s been (ravelin
" over the entire state of South Dakol
(\ in soar Ch (d' just such ?t woman, bu
none scorns fort booming. The mnt
,% i'imoni?l agencies ?ire aiding him. Il
' lis finite well to do. lins good mannet
land ls not ba .iking.
A Naval Launch Lost With Ail on
Twelve Member? of the Battleship
Minnesota's Crow Drowned in
A telegram received at the Navy
Yard at Washington Tuesday from
near Admiral Evans at Norfolk says:
"Minnesota* steam launch, after
going to the exposition is still miss
ing and grave fears aro entertained
I hat slio was run down and sunk.
She had a crew of live mon and as
passengers Midshipmen Wold, Ste
venson, Holden, Ulrich, Murfln and
Second Lieutenant Randall. Soarch
has benn made hut without success."
Tuesday night Admiral Evans tele
graphed that the live missing seamen
are: R. H. Dodson, seaman ; H. L
Vandorn, ordinary seaman; F. H.
Plumber ordinary seaman; G. W.
Westphal, fireman, flrst class; Jesse
Conn, coal passer.
The loss of live bright young mid
shipmen fresh from tho academy at
Annapolis, a young marine olllcer
very recently appointed, and a cox
swain and four other enlisted men
attached to the big battleship Minne
sota 1 1 men altogether-as report
ed briefly to the navy department,
was one of the most severe blows
thal has fallen upon the personnel ol
the navy since the Spanish war in
the estimation of thc officials
Midshipman Henry C. Murfln, Jr.,
was a native of the Ohio and a mem
ber of the second class at c..o naval
academy. Like the others, ho had
been sent aboard the battleship
Minnesota for a summer course of
inst i ncl ion. lo afford the practical
cd neal ion necessary to supplement
the theoretical work at the naval
Philip 11. Field was a midshipman
from Colorado, who belonged to the
first (dass of the academy.
Mdshipman Walter C. Ulrich of
Hie second class was from Wisconsin.
.Midshipman W. H. Stevenson,
North Carolina, member of second
class, and Henry C. Holden of Wis
consin, member of same das?'
.Midshipmen 10. R. -.oleomh, Del
aware, second ( lass.
David M. Randall, CCSOlld lieuten
ant of marines, was born in Now
York and appointed from Kansas, en
tering afier a competive examination,
March IO, I nari.
Naval oflicci'8 at the department
recalled many perilous passages be
tween ship and shore in these little
steam launches. Hu!, the general
opinion was that, with careful man
agement, the In mudies COUtd weather
almost any kind of a storm. The
conclusion was reached at the navy
department that either on account
of tlie lateness of the hour of tho re
t?n'n trip the Minnesota's launch tn
her haste liad been driven hard Into
tue heavy sea that prevailed In
Hampton Roads Tuesday night or
thal tho little boat had been run
down by some of the giant tramp
steamers that made use of the Roads
as a refuge in time of storm.
Chattanooga People Arc Angry Over
Appointment of a Black Negro..
A special from ('hattanonga dated
June 13 says n bomb was exploded
in the ll. ('lay Evans camp there
when it became known that F. E.
Ruder, internal revenue collector for
ibo second collecting district, had
appointed Garfield Thompson, one of
Hie blackest negroes in the city, as
guagcr for the Scott-Price distillery.
This is the list lime in the history of
Chattanooga thai a negro has been
appointed to internal revenue service
The appointment has received such
storm of opposition that proprietors
ol' Scott-Prlcc distillery threaten to
shin down the distillery Ibis week
if i he negro is not removed. His
name is Garfield Thompson and lu
is said lo be a full pledged negro.
Proprietors of Scott-Prico distillery
assert ho is incompetent and they
have sent ii]) a petition to Mr. Rat
ler to have Thoinpsson removed. lt
ls said thal lintier, who is an appoin
tee of Congressman Brownlow, is at
tempting to appease Hie wrath of
Evanltes by giving negroes in this
AXOTHEH NAVAL ACCIDENT.
Ulliled Slates Torpedo Roats Collide
There was a collision at tho Nor
folk Navy Yard Thursday between
United States torpedo boats Whipple
and Rlakcly, ill which tho Whipple
rammed the Rlakoly, puning a cul
in her side. Roth vessels were pul
in the dry dock.
The following dispatch from Com
mandant Reny al Hie Norfolk navy
yard, regarding the collision between
ihe torpedo boats Whipple and the
Rblkely, came lo Hu- navy depart
ment ibis afternoon: Whtpplo ram
med Rlakoly in coming to wharf, cut
ting completely into the aller lire
room, driving Hie Rlakoly against
Hu- sen wall and tllatlening in lier
bow. Whipple uninjured. The ac
cident due lo errors in engine room,
going ahead full speed when Signall
ed to back.
M A N Y SEAMEN A RR EST ED.
Mutiny Impending '? Hillel? S?Ml
Fleet at Sebastopol.
A dispatch from a news ag01ic>
from Sabaslopol. London Tlllll'Sdaj
says thal Vice Admiral Wlron, it
command of Hie Black Sea Floot, ha;
sifted oui and arrested the disaffect
Od seaman of that port amid plaee<
six hundred ot" them on board Hu
cruiser, ll Udor n strong guard. Ad
I dil ional arrests are being made, am
ii probably will bo necessary t<? II
out another penal cruiser. The sea
P men of tho fleet aro exasperated bc
cause HO charges have been prefer
; red against tlVO arrested men, aili
t ii is said a mutinous outbreak is Ilk
ly lo occur.
( A BIDE NATION FIN ED.
Created a Disturbance in Wnshhi}
, (on Saloon.
[? Mrs Carrie Nation was lined $2
in the police court in Washingloi
[\ D. C., Wednesday night on chai JJ
ol' Creating a disturbance at a si
loon, She paid the line and said
'6 was the 29th penalty that had ber
... imposed upon "uer by the courts .
SWEPT TO DEA
A Cloudburst Submerges a Town
TWENTY ONE KILLED.
Foaming Torrent Created by Heavy
Kains Strikes Town in Night Time,
Carries Away Residences, Sends
Score of People to Their Death,
and Devastates Largo Track of
Twonty-ono persons dead, tho vil
lage devastated and soveral thousand
acres of growing crops ruined, aro
the havoc wrought by a cloudburst
that caused Big Creek to submerge
Gradyvllle, Ky., und vicinity Satur
day night. All the dead aro residents
of Gradyvllle, and although reports
aro meagre, it is believed that rio
further fatalities will be roportod
from the surrounding country. Tho
Mrs. Ii. C. Noll, wife of Stuto Sen
ator Nell, and her four children.
Mrs. Gumhill and one child.
Mrs. Carl Wilmore, nor daughtor
and her granddaughter.
Mrs. Hartfield Moss and her six
Mrs. J. w. Keltner and one child.
Miss Mary Moss.
The disaster was due to the erra
tic behavior of Gig Creek, which was
already swollen by recent rains.
When the cloudburst precipitated
throe Inches of rain in. an hour on
Gradyvllle and vicinity tho creek
leaped from Its bed and took a new
course with the force of a tidal wave.
Inhabitants of Gradyvllle wero
nearly all in bed when the foaming
torrent strack the town, carrying
away six residences, a mill and a
large number of small houses. Near
ly nil the victims were drowned, but
four were crushed by the collapso of
State Senator Nell, who is a phy
sician, owes his escape from tho (fata
that overtook his family to the fact
that he was several miles away in tho
hills sitting np with a patient. When
the news of the disaster reached Col
umbia, the nearest town of any size,
several hundred citizens departed for
the scene with wrecking appliances,
food and clothing.
All tho physicians available went,
along. They found the residents of
the devasted village dazed and help
less, hut by nightfall al) the relief
possible had been afforded.
Several persons were injured but
none will die Gradyvllle is a
village of 175 Inhabitants, in Adair
County, six miles from Columbia,
and IS miles from the nearest rail
Suffered Much Damage.
Dispatches from various places In
Southern Illinois. Indiana and Ken
tucky tell of severe storms of tornado
severity, which caused some loss
of Ufo and the destruction of mindi
pro pe rt y.
Early Saturday the town of New
Minden. Ills., 25 miles southenst of
St. Louis, was visited by a tornado
which killed four persons and Injur
ed a score of others.
At York. Ills,. Saturday night 25
or thirty lloutes were destroyed and
a number of people are said to have
been killed. Because of the loss of
telegraph wires, exact, details are not
The storm is said to have been es
pecially severe in Southern Indiana
md at Pnrmersbui'g and Sullivan,
much damage was done by wind and
Du quoin, 111., was also visited by
tho same storm that caused tho de
struction of York. A number of
houses were blown do.wn, bul no lives
Many Houses Demolished.
The meagre details from West
Yoi1:, lils., tell ol' a destructive tor
nado, Which visited Hie villinge of
York, located on the Wabash Uiver
Saturday hight. The known dead:
lion ry Rook, 50, found crushed to
death in his garden.
Mrs. Malinda Pingstotl, aged 45.
Members of ibo families of tho
two victims were all more or less in
A dispatch from West York staled
bat owing to the wires ticing down
ind the bridges liebig washed away,
.ommunication was impossible. It
was further slated that. 40 or 50
houses had been demolished.
PopOl'tS from points in Indiana
say that the storm was severo and
several Inches of rain followed, doing
MAY SOON (GOT PAU DON.
Respite of Thirty Days Given Hel
lo Prepare Her- Petition. ,i
Mrs. Angie irdsong. convicted of
killing Hr. Thomas Huller, at Monti
I Ho. and given live years in the pen
itentiary, may bi? pardoned by Gover
lor Yardaman, says the Atlanta
tournai of Thursday. The supremo
iOUrl anirm?d Hie decision of Hie
'ewer court Which sentenced Mrs.
Birdsong.. After Hie decision was
mnounccd. Governor Ynrdainnn
(ranted a respite of thirty days in br
ier that Mrs. Birdsong might ar
range and publish her petition ns
ho law requires. Nf rs. Birdsbn ls
i niece of Hie United Slates Senator
1 Vh Hanl in. Sin? shot Hr. Butler 1*6
Itroct Statements ho is nlledged to
have made thal be was Intimate
1 willi her.i While in the ellice, Mrs.
' Birdsong alleged Hr. Huller attempt
.d io criminally assault her, and Hbo
? shot him... Mrs. Birdsong has gone
i lb bor l?o Ule at Mendenhall. . . Many
petitions asking for her pardon have
,Oon circulated and Will be presented
? in her behalf...
e PYTHIAN EDITORS NAMED.
Members of the Journnl's Publica!hm
Grand ('hancclor Mendel h. Smith
Thursday announced tho board to
publish the proposed Pythian journ
& d, provided for by the Grand Lodgo
b ast week, nt Anderson. Tho board
E<" onsbds of Elbert ll. Aull, of New
Y berry, chairman; Past Grand enan
11 'oilers H. C. Hey ward, of Columbia,
>n md M. Rutloge Rivers, of Oharies?
5? ?on; J, Thoa. Arnold, of Greenville,
and J, E. Williams, of Columbia.