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BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1008
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DEATH IN RUSH
For Seats at Entertainment in a
TRAMPLED TO DEATH.
Sixteen Children Under thc Foot of
Excited Mass of Human Hoing*,
Who Dcctimo Panic Stricken and
Rushed for the Exits of tho Build
ings, and Forty Others Moro Or
Less Severely Injured.
At Barnsley, England, Sixteen
children were trampled to death
und forty others, several of whom
cnn not live, were Injured in a mud
rush for hotter seats at an enter
tainment given in the public ball
there Saturday afternoon.
There was a great rush to secure
admittance to the entertainment,
and when the show opened every
seal was taken and tho gallery wns
literally packed with children, who
filled tho aisles and wero danger
ously massed against the lower roll
With a view to relieving this
crowding in the gallery, the attend
ants decided to transfer some of the
children to tho body of the house
and one of the ushers called out:
"Some of you children, come
Immediately the rush started and
within a few seconds hundreds of
children were being trampled under
foot. Even those who had seats In
the gallery, dont less being panic
stricken by tho screams and strug
gles ?f tho crowds lighting to reach
the staircases, joined in the stam
The scene was a terrible one, the
cries of tho injured and moans of
the dying causing tho greatest ex
citement among those gathered in
the body of the hall.
Police and ushers rushed to the
hoad of the staircases, which were
literally strewn with dead and dying,
and by the most- desperate efforts
managed to drag scores of the strug
gling children to the corridors below.
It waS with the greatest difficulty
. ni a panic -among tho children ins'
? .v . ? i-i.. . oi me . ..v,vitr'
averted, all of these being eventual
ly being taken to the street in safe
When the reservo police arrived
they found the narrow stairway prac
tically blocked with botlies which
were crushed In some cases almost
beyond recognition. Scores of chil
dren wero forced by tho pressure
by Hie crowd behind them to scram
ble over those that had fallen, wheth
er living DI-* dead, anti many of Un
injured children were lound later ft)
i>e suffering from fractured bones
and severe lacerations, caused b>
die indescribable manner in which
they had been trampled upon.
Soon alter the accident ibo ap
proacliOB lo tho hall were crowded
willi sobbing women searching for
i lieir missing children.
Part of the Goods Recovered and
Three Negroes Implicated.
The stores of half a dozen mer
chants at Conway were entered one
night last week and $40 or $f>0
worth of goods stolen. Part of the
stolen property was found in a sac!
underneath the office of Magistrate
Three negroes, brothers, were im
plicated, two of whom have been ar
rested, one was discovered by some
small boys, the other came to the
jail to see about getting his brother
ont. Tho second negro fought hard
against arrest and tried to shoot
When searched a quart of whir
key and a pistol were found on bim
After his trial by the town arid sen
tonco to $li> or sixty days, proof o''
bin conviction with the burglary wa
N ECHO MOB LYNCHES X EC HO
Tho Vi? tim Had Sold Them Ticket
tt> Fake Show.
A message from Seinin, N C., re
ports tho lynching at Pine Lovel.
Johnson County, of a strange negro
at the hnndS of a negro mob. Tho
si rangt1 negro, purporting to ho an
advance agent Of a 'big show,' faked
tho negro residents into what turn
ed oui lo ho one-man performance
by tho strange darky himself. Cov
ering their heads With guano sack H.
Hie mob entered the negro's boaid
ing house early hO.it morning, and
look him forcibly t<> tho woods. Ula
hotly was lound at daylight on t h .>
Soutln-rn Hallway tracks. His Iden
tity has not been established.
Man Who Collected Money Vader
False Pretenses Hebb
0, A. Thurston, win? operated ia
Suinter last summer, ropresontin ;
himself as an agent, of the Knights
I Honor, anti who gol a good little
'e of money and boat his boat tl bill,
been taught In Louisville, K\
In jail lhere, A photograph
rston bas been rocelVod i:i
by Sheriff uJppersoti for iden?
Warrants have been Sworn
d Thurston, and when tho
authorities are through
>o Sumter county courts
I HEY ARE HELD.
Party of Five Alleged Yeggmen
Jailed at Lancaster.
They Were Found Encamped in tho
Wood? Well Annuli mid Supplied
A special dlapatok from Luncnster
to The New? and Courier says a party
of five good looking, fairly well
dressed while men, suspected of be
ing unfe-oraokers, arrested Thursday
night near Van Wyck, on the Soa
board, were brought to Lancaster on
the Southern and lodged in jail. The
technical charge against four of them
hs that of carrying concealed weapons
and against the fifth of vagrancy.
Thursday afternoon J. A. Hyatt, a
merchant of Vau Wyck, received a
'phone message from Wnxhaw, N. C.,
to look out for auspicious charac
ters. Shortly afterward two stran
gers entered his ?lore and bought
some eatables. He watched the di
rection in which they went and af
ter nightfall he and eight of bin
neighbors, weli armed, started out <
in search of the mon. 1
The suspects, who proved to be '
five in number, were found encamp- I
ed about a half mlle from Van Wyck. <
They were surrounded and ordered <
to surrender, which thoy did without <
resistance, Baying afterwards that 1
they thought the woods full of men t
and resistance, therefore, useless.
Every man, except one, who has on- i
ly one arm, had In his possession a I
latest Improved revolver. The party ?
also had a valise or two filled with i
highly oxplosive materials, such as I
nitro glycerine, dynamite caps and i
also soap. J
They declined to stale why they
were in Van Wyck, but gav? tho fol- I
lowing names und addresses: C. F. 1
Shaw, of Norfolk, Va; Henry S. Hal- t
lan, of Atlanta, Ga; James Scanelan, i
Charlie Williams. J. T. Leonard, the i
three last named refusing to give t
any addresses. The one armed man \
is Hallan, who, with another mern- <
ber of the party, is said to answer 1
to the description of two men the t
post?nico depalment ia looking out <?
Immediately upon their arrest In
spectors H. T. Gregory and M. O. i
Halverstadt we're wired. They ar- t
rived Lancaster Thursday night, i
They began the Investigation about <
io o'clock p. ni. Thursday, which i
continued till daylight Friday morn- 1
Tile men nrrfstod a>o not pr?dis i
very talkative. When they were
brought down stairs in the jail lo be i
examined one refused to conn? and
had to be brought down by force \
Among the tiling? found were mone\ |
hidden away on (he person of each, i
Ono had some hidden away in his |
?.oat which he sewed up; and had '
money bidden away in bis under- 1
clothes. About $100 in currency wus |
obtained from tho five, knives and i
razors were also taken away. A |
razor was found on one man which -
was hidden in n little sack and tied i
around his neck, the sack being un
der his clothes, which were removed
only with difficulty.
Mi*. Gregory seems to know some
possibly all, ot" the men, though ho
is keeping quiet about it. However
when ono niau was brought before
him, Frank Shaw, Mr. Gregory re '
cognized bini and said: "Why. Frans 1
I didn't expect to sec- you here." 1
Neither did I expect to see you.' <
said Shaw. Shaw is just out of luis
?n since last February, having been
sent up for robbing a safe iii a rail- 1
road office at Peaks, Lexington conn .
ty. South Carolina. He had promised i
Mr. Gregory lo turn over a new leal
bul he was lead Into temptation
They are men of pleasant appeal- !
ance and wear Rood clothes. There
ls little doubt about them ticing pro- I
fesslonal snfe blowers and that ?ll?> 1
are ?be ones wanted In several pince;- i
in this State. Their pictures were I
taken Friday willi trouble.
Flt ETTY KOOK AGENT.
A Miner Caine Near M ur ry in g HI?- 1
A dispatch from Englewood, S. 1)
mys Albert Jackson and Miss Minni.'
Murt?n discovered just before th.
day set for their marriage thal tho
were brother and sister, and the.
have gone north to northern Minne
;ota to nialio a Bearch for their mot h
or, whom they have liol seen sine
they were little Children.
Jackson is a miner and bas beci
in the nlaclt Hills for several year:
Miss Horton came to the hills six o
seven months ago as n book aient
The young woman sold tin? younfi
miner some hooks. Jackson fell in
love willi lier and a few weeks apo
asked her to marry him. She con
sonted, and they set a day for tho
It came lo light jut liefere Hie
date set for the wedding that Miss
Hinton's real name was Worthing
ton, and Jackson's real name was
also Worthington. They bad been
adopted when children, taken tho
names of their foster parents, and
lost track ol'each oilier, neither even
knowing the names of the other lill
til the developments which Interrupt
ed their wedding plans.
A Storni on Ibo lOngllsh cb,ina.'1
along tllC west coasl of Europe ami
on tho northern Atiban cut si Infil
week caus<s the lost of many small
crail. Two native passenger boats
foundered off Morocco and forty per
son? were drowned.
In Jacksonville. I'la. |Wn young
men Who ?V0l*0 cousins gol (heir pj>,
IM?X and w.v.i oh Hie bi li porch ..?
h.ok for a burglar and in tho search
one was mistaken for ibo burglar
and was Ahoi and instan y killed !>>
New York Children Without Food
to Sustain Life.
FUNDS VERY SH0RTQ
Report Uie Hebrew and Other Be
Bedueod, and the Worst of tho
Wild fi- Abend.-There in Worse
Dis?toss Than Has Boen Known in
Twenty Year? in New York.
Twenty thousand children in tho
city of New York are starving, not
starving to death, but living on less
toed than ii necessary to sustain
life. This declaration waa made re
cently by Cyrus Sulzberger ot a
meeting of the .lowish Communal
Institution. Inquiries that have since
been made reveal that conditions are
DVn worse than ho indicated, that tho
Sails on public, charities aro greater
than in 20 years and that the con
tributions aro less by one-half than
ivor before. Tho result is that nil tho
maritable organizations aro able to
lo is to koop the roofs over the
?mads of the poor, hut not to furnish
Tho d?ficit In funds has so crip
)lod relief work that thousands of
loedy persons must be turtled empty
iwny aud Now York, one? of the
vonllhiesl and most charitable oities
n the world, is called upon to wit
less distressing conditions on all
Leo K. Frankel, secretary of the
United Hebrew Charities, declares
ils stielet y has nothing to give. ,
Vmong his people 20.000 children
ire being supported, tho offspring of ,
iblebodiod men who hove been ,
brown out of work, the children of
vidows and those whose parents ore
lither dead or do not support them.
lo says the budget of the society ls
00 small and is alrady $00.000
ihort, with worse conditions to face
ts the winter advances. ,
Tho Ohidron's Aid siclety ls feed- (
ng fi,000 children daily. All agree .
here are thousands who aro never
.onehed. Mr. Brace, tho secretary
1 eel a ros |bo distress is general and
jot confined lo any ono class. Mr. (
?Miere, general agent for the Im- ,
pavement of the Condition of the
.'ooh. is equally worried ovo'r pre
~-.. -?- . v . i"-,_v * <H
]le declares that families io
xever before sought, aid are now
.empelled lo depend solely on Char
ly on account of tito lack of em- ?
doyment. Continued lack of work
viii causo the most dire kind of ,
lardships as tho winter ?ttlvanc.es. ,
The municipal lodging houses have ,
?ten doubled, but. while the home- (
ess and employed can be lodged, .
hey cannot be fed. In such times ,
he children suffer first. Mr. Bruoro ?
?ays, and should bo provided for im- ,
I ?III VAT IO BAXKHHK
mould Bu in Jail says Attorney*
Ccneral Jackson. (
"1 have never mot, in a like per
ot!, so many men who ought to be
n Jail, as in my recent investigation 1
il the affairs of banks that got Into 1
lillicult ?es in tho recent panic," Said
VHomey Oonerol Jackson, of New 1
fork, in addressing Ihe annual din
ier of ihe Brownsville board of 1
rade, in Brooklyn, Thursday even*
( 'om pt roller Metz. Bird S. Coler,
ind Senator McCnrren were among
he 200 Brooklyn business men who
" Tho lawless methods of those pl
ate hankers," Mr. Jackson contin
ued, "through deliberate and flag
ant violai ions ot tin* I rust reposed
in them by depositors, the reckless
use of other men's money for the
?noinotion of their own speculations,
constitute a chapter In the history
if high finance In this city which
properly can be conpared only to th?
?porntions of tho Tweed ring. Of the
Traction (tang, and which throws a.
??.rent light upon tho question as to
who is responsible for tho financial
panic of 1007."
\i:\V TVNNHIi OPEN.
lb* l irst Train Huns Inder ISasI
The first passenger train passed
through the new luniiel under the
'.'.ast rivet , lu i ween Manhattan and
Brooklyn, shortly before one o'clock
Wodnosdov morning, Starting from
Ibo Howling (?reen station, on the
Manhattan sitie Of tlie river, it reach
ed the Borough Hall station In about
: i\ minutes. Willi tho starting back
of Hie train, thc regular interhor
ough service was pul Into operation.
II was possible to accommodate
bnlj a small pari of the enthusiastic
Brooklyn crowd that < ame across the
river lo 1 ide in the first train. Other
trains, however, followed In quick
tuccession. hut as these ran I rom the
Hi'onx io Brooklyn, the overflow in
tho Bowling Creen station Still bad
lo wail. These Hains Vf OVO packed
Killed nt Crossing.
Mrs. John lt. ItOlgOl, ol Kendal.
x. v., was Instant!) killed, and two
children riding Willi her wore injur
ed, while crossing Hie Lehigh Valley
railroad tracks ii kendal, Their
two horses were also killed. They
were struck by an extra eugine run
Many Idle .Men.
The committee of tho Central
Kedorsted i nion which ls Investiga
ting the laying off of men by tho
national, State and city authorities,
reports that Hiero are at present
loii.ouo men ont of employment lu
New York elly alone.
FIRED THE AGENT.
Railroad Officials Must Be Care
ful How They Talk.
How (li? Southern Hu H way Punish*
eil on Employee for Discourtesy
Towards Its Patrons.
"Generally cilizone who have rea
son to complain against, the rall?
roads or tbo telepwon? or teiegrupft
companies do plenty of kicking and
Incidan cully roast the railroad com
mlesion, protty thoroughly for not
requiring better servlco, Instead oC
taking the proper course and Imme*
dlately notifying the commission In
writing, so that the proper remedy
may be applied," says the Columbia
Not so, however, with five well
known trnvellng men who happened
to be nt Blackville on?^ night during
the month of November. They prov
ed a gratifying exception. The par
ty were waiting ut Blackville for a
Southern Railway trnin, and the
train was late, though posted upon
the bullotin board as on time. The
Southern's tlckot agent and operator
was askod for information but de
clined to furnish it, his replies to
tho traveling men's inquiries being
couched in ungracious language and
delivered in a most discourteous
Instead of going their way and
grumbling all up and down the divi
sion about the arroganco of railroad
agents toward a long-suffering pub
lic, etc., these gentlemen promptly
complained in writing to tho Rail
road commission. Each of them
signod tho lotter to tho commission.
The Railroad commission took the
matter up with the Southern at
once, and tho following letter recent
ly received from Division Superinten
dent H. A. Williams, of Columbia,
shows that the Southern acted upon
the complaint without delay:
"Mr. B. E. Cnughman, Chairman,
South Carolina Railroad Commis
"I have your letter, together with
complaint of several traveling men
of the services performed at Black
ville by our ticket agent and opera
tor. 1 had Train Master King go
lo Blackville and personally investi
gate th ls mnttor and apply the prop
er remedy to this agont. Tho inves
tigation developed the fact that the
wires on the Charleston divisi?n
were in trouble and were not work
?- . <sauv?;r
this could have been explained to
these gentlemen, which would have
been satisfactory, I am sure; but on
account, of no effort having been
made on the part of this man nt nil
to satisfy these people, I am going
lo relieve him from the service. It
ls, however, a fact thal the agent
could not post the board correctly
in account of wiro trouble, und In
stead of making an effort to satisfy
these people, bc posted the train on
time. "Yours truly,
"H. A; Williams, Supt."
This is not by any means tho first
Lime that Superintendent Williams
has disciplined his employees for
failure to treat tho Southern's pn
Irons with courtesy, lt is a known
fact that he will gladly entertain and
patiently investigate any reasonable
complaint that may como from any
patron of the road, however, humble
the person may be. This is directly
in line with the Southern's policy to
ward South Carolina, as outlined to
Governor Ansel recently by President
A DIABOLICAL CRIME.
Woman is Murdered and Her Babe
Left to Be Buried.
One of the most diabolical crimes
over committed In Gwinn?tt county
Ca., was perpetrated in Cater dis
trict. and as a result .lohn Hudson
and Henry Campbell, two negroes
are In jail at Lawrenceville. Ga.,
charged with murder and arson.
Tho house of .lohn Hudson was
found to be on tire, and when neigh
bors caine in they discovered thc
bodies of Hudson's wife and-throe
months-old baby in the Hames.
Tho bodies were removed from the
burning building, and it was seen at
once that the woman had been mur
dored by a blow on the head. She
was also stabbed through tho heart
and then also dismembered.
The child was not killed, but was
left to die in the flames. Coroner H
J, Moon was not Hied, and after in
vestigating tho ease ordered the ar
rest of John Hudson and Henry
Cnmpbboll ns the murderers.
Sheriff Hrown brought tho two
negroes immediately to Lawrence
ville and placed them in jail.
Haiti He Had More Children Thun Ile
Despondent because of Ills inabil
ity to provide for his family. Jos
eph H. Sheppard, ol' MUlervillo, N.
J., killed himself by firing a bullet
into his brain.
Sheppard com pl if ll od ollen he had
more children than be was able to
properly support and several times
had threatened to commit suicide.
Tills week a seventh child was added
to the family and the man became
Wants Hie out Vols.
AI ii meeting of the Confederate
Veterans and Sons of Veterans of
Greenville Thursday night an invi
tation was extended to the Confed
erate Veterans of tho Stato to hold
their next annual reunion In that
Man and Wife Burned.
At Auburn, N. H., James Moulton
and his wife, each aged more iban
75, were burned to death in fd fire
thal destroyed their homo lnt;^ week.
SOLUTION OF MYSTERY
Mew Jersey's Lampblack Swamp
tafease to Be Cleared Up.
Her (Husband, With Whom She Is
Known to Have Quarreled, Hus
' i Charged With Ile?' Death.
Theodore S. Whitmore, of Brook
yh, N. Y., lino been formerly charg
ed shy tho uew JorBoy courts with tho |
nuiijer of hie wifo, Lona Whitmore,
vhphTO^dead body was found hulf
iUVr(eiged in tho Lampblack swamp,
Lt tl?yrlson, u Burburb of Now York,
iud Which COHO, until tho identity of
ho woman bad been established,
vas yiio of tho most eonsatlonal New
f?rh;>clty hoe ever known. It took
on ./ays of COUSOIOBB work upon the
>urt 6f tho ontlro police and detec
ive vforce of tho metropolis beforo
ho o'oad body was identified as that
>f IVL's. Whitmore, hundreds of clows
lolnr. run to earth and eeveral iden
iflCdiions made. But with tho ono
;reau mystery ns to who tho woman
ves (floured away, tho authorities can
low/set to work to find hor slayer.
Al bough Theodore Whitmore, hor
insistid, is in jnil charged with the
rim?, yet lt was only by stretching
ho ) iw a point or two that ho was
leid. Ho was known to have quar
oled with his wifo a short timo bo
orte her dead body was found Christ
in:; lay, and lt was known that oth
r m n were paying attention to her.
H. t os sure as the police aro that
Vhlimoro knows something about
ho ?,eath of his wife, they aro Just
s certain that he had an accomplice,
ut ?ho great question which con
ion '/lom is, who is it? Tho pris
nor had severul mysterious visitors
t tlr.it time of his career, between
?ec.,:?4 and 26, which tho police are
rylrig to account for every minute
f, but there IB n great dool of spec
lutiou as to who these men were.
? IVE KILLED OUTRIGHT.
a n Head On Collision Out in Ala
A . pedal from Vinegar liend. Ala
?llH of a disastrous wreck on th?
lab.ima & Mississippi railroad Erl
ay, caused by a head on collision
etw .en a passenger train and
igg> >g train. Five persons wore
il!o'' outright and two wero serlous
,' ii .lured. The dead are: W. Ii.
(ftiiv\ merchant, Vinogar Bend;
Ins cs C. Busbee, a section fore
inn tree negroes, names unknown.
i?d of injured Ut ns follows:
'rann- Marks, oiigiiieor ot tho pa^
Bngor train, will die; Henry Hall,
roman of the passenger train, sor
>usly injured; several negroes slight
Twelve miles wost of Vinegar
lend, the road turns sharply and
io greater portion of this curvo ls
indo up of trestllng that spans a
*vlne and a small brook at tho bot .
)m. Bunning at fair speed, tho tres
snger train took the curve and tres
?e trestle gave way and both en
?me on the opposite end. Before
Ingineer Marks could bring his
.alu to a stop the trains met head
n In the certre of the trestle.
Simultaneously with the collision,
ie trestle gave way and both ca
ines and trains fell to tho bottom,
n the logging train were a number
hoy Assaulted u Fanner and His
A dispatch from Hawkinsville, Ga.
[iys a murderous assault was made
n Mr. and Mrs. Martin Livingston
t their homo at Goldsboro in the
pper part of tho county Thursday
ight at 1? o'clock by two negro farm
ands on the place.
Mr. Livingston was struck on tho
ead with a hatchet and his wife's
li roa t was cut. Both were danger
usly hurt, and at last accounts were
ot expected to live. Tho deed was
ommitted, it ls supposed, for the
inpose of robbery.
Sheriff Rogers started at once for
he scene, but was notified that the
egroes had been captured and shot
Uni All But One of Her Crew
Pei U h.
A dispatch from Norfolk, Ya., says
lie schooner that went to pieces off
naniond Shoals last week has been
lositively identified as the Leonora
rom Round Point, Maine, loaded
vlth fish scrap, and bound for Ohar
eston, S. C. Tho rescued cook re
tained consciousness and eonflrmod
ho identification. Wreckage wash
id ashore bore the name Leonora,
."our bodies were washed ashore
luring the day'and one of the crew
s still to bo accounted foi'. Tho lile
lavers declare that not even a spai
>f tho wreck remains to show whoi'i'
he vessel struck.
ENTOMBED ONE MONTH
Hut (be Three Miners .Are Milli Well
A dispatch from Ely. Nov., says
the BIX inch water pipe through
which air is funned lo the three
miners thal have been entombed for
n month became bent P> tim pros-'
sure of rock and earth .it tho 600
foot level and for a limo no air could
bo sent lo tho men. Uescurors, by
redoubling efforts, roached in a few
hours the break and repaired the
plpO, The men are still well, but
(heir rescue ls yot far off.
Dr. .loynes Resigns.
Dr. Md ward S. JoynOB who for
many yearn has had the chair of
modem languages nt tho University
of South Carolina 1ms sent In his
resignation, Ho ls ono of the most
distinguished educators In the South.
Rev. Mr. Bristow Writes of Mur
ders In This State In
THE LAST SIX MONTHS.
Bine* July Last Thor? Has Boen One
Hundred and Fifty-Eight Murders
tn South Carolina, ot Which Eigh
ty-Two Woco Committed in Pro
hibition Counties and Seventy-six
In Dispensary Countios.
Rev. Louis J. Bristow, a young
Baptist preacher and a strong pro
hibitionist, baa beon keeping tho re
cord of the murders oommltted in
thiB State In the lust six months, and
glvos out tho following ou the sub
Joct for publication:
"Tho appalling frequency of homi
cides in South Carolina ls a matter
which should give tho ofllcors of tho
law and all law-abiding pcoplo oause
for serious consideration. Legisla
tive, executive and judicial otllcors
are confronted with a situation
which, if tolerated much longer,
will result lu untold evil to the
state. Tf necessary, drastic measures
should be adopted to put a stop to
the reign of riot that ls rampant in
"For a long time I have been giv
ing attention to the xnntlor, and I
herewith append ligures covoring re
ports in tho dully papers for the past
six months, from July 1 to December
"Homicides, 1G 8 : of the dead,
whites 79; negroes, 79; of tho slay
ers, whites 7 0, negroes 85, unknown
3. It will thus be s.\en that tho
number of deaths ls and tho men
who did the killings wore almost
squally divided also. I have often
heard lt. said io answer to nrgumont
Against killing that tho large major
ity of tho homicides in South Caro
lina were ordinary 'nigger killings.'
The reports in tho dally papers for
ibo last six months aro complete re
futation of the claim.
"As to the manner of death I find
that 121 of the dead wore killed by
?tuns nnd pistol shots; 18 by blows
from rocks, 1 'ck and pieces of
wooa; ri m cuis, u?o -
lil o ws from i.AtJ. Here, too ls a tor
rlblo indictment against our people;
the deadly weapon-the pistol-is
sanded by fat too many men and
noys. Pistols aro made and carried
for the purpose of shooting men, and
that person who habitually carries a
pistol ls In his heart already a
murderer, with tho posslblo excep
tion of certain ofllcors of tho law,
who are supposed to go armed. I
nelievo lt is true that an Indictment
for murder In this state carries with
i charge of carrying concealed wea
pons; but I have never heard of a
case where the accused was convicted
Df the charge, or count, relating
"Another matter, and one which
I leave to others to account, for;
"Of the 158 killings since July 1,
82 wero committed In prohibition
counties and 7 6 in counties in which
there are dispensaries. Since Octo
ber 29, killings have been reported
in phohibition counties as follows:
York, Saluda, Oconee, Union, Bick
ens. Marlboro, Cherokee and Spar
enburg, one each; Greenville, New
berry. Darlington, two each; Edge
field and Marlon, three each. Lan
caster, four, and Anderson eleven.
"In prohibition countios. Hamp
ton, williamsburg, Georgetown and
Dorchester, ono each; Charleston
and Columbia, two each: Bamberg.
Aiken. Orangeburg, Richland, Lau
rens, threo each, and Barnwell, four.
"1 recite this last paragraph for
tho information of those who have
desired to compare the homicide re
cords of prohibition and dispensary
"My remedy for tho evil of homi
cide is for tho legislature to make
it. a crime, per 80, to be punished
according to the degree of felony in
"To take a human life is an of
fense against Cod and human so
ciety, exceiit it bo duo process of
law. W hen tho Lord gave bis laws
to lsreal, he mndo provision for tho
manslnyer who killed by accident.
But even he was not to go scott free.
According to the Mosaic dispensa
tion every person guilty of a homi
cide suffered U penalty for his of
fonse against human lifo and society,
whether LllO death blow was given j
premeditatedly and wantonly, In
heat of passion, or In fear; or
whether by error or accident. This
was Cod's command; and evey pro
vision of tho Mosaic economy en
shrined some enduring principio By
it some lasting moral lesson was in
tended to bo Impressed upon the
minds of tin? people. The Institution
may bo altered or entirely disappear
amid changing social conditions; but
I the principle ever remains tho same.
"Tho Cities of Refuge provided for
by the Mosaic laws wer.- lo give an
esylum only to those who killed by
accident or error, hut even they had
to suffer on indeterminate sentence
of confinement in such city until
tho death of the high prl^f.v. For all
otho? manslayers tho penalty was
"It. is my conviction, after long
and SOriOtIS study of tho matter,
that homicide should bo a felony
and that punishment should follow
upon proof of homicide according to
tht! degree of carelessness or wilful
ness ol' felony in each case. Wero I
a legislature I would introduce into
that body noxt. week a bill declaring
homicide to bo a felony, and fixing
tho punishment for man killing tit
from two to fifty years Imprisonment
-amuai neneiii LUG ins, i
rilo I AL Iv, 3ftUk BuiiaiDp.''
An Important Ruling by th? Post
Subscribers Must Foy Vp Promptly
or Their Paper Will Not bo Car
ried by tho Malls.
Tho Postofflce Departmemt has is
sued the following order:
A reasonable time will be allowed
publishers to secure renewals of sub
scriptions, but unless subscriptions
aro expressly renewed after the term
for which they are paid within the
following periods-dalles within 3
months, triweeklies, within 6 months,
semiweeklies within nlno months,
weeklios within one year-they
sholl not be counted in tho legi ti- 1
mate Hst of subscribers, and copies 1
mailed on account thereof shall not 1
bo accepted for mailing ut tho second \
class postage rato of 1 cent a pound,
but may bo malled at tho transient
second class postage of 1 cont for !
each four ouncos or fraction thoreof, i
propnid by stamps affixed. Tho i
right of a publisher to oxtend credit
for subscription to his publication is
not denied or questioned, but his (
compliance or non-compliance with 'J
tala regulation will bo taken Into f
consideration in determining wheth- t
or tho publication ls entitled to trans- ,
mission at tho second class potage
Undor this order all newspapers C
will have to come to the cash In ad- ?
vance system almost or be heavily 1
fined for violating lt. At present
newspapers are circulated free in the
counties in which they are publish- >
ed and ono cent per pound for pa- r.
pera sont out tho county. Under the v
above order any publisher that sends j;
his pnper to a subscriber who ls in t
arrears moro than one year for a ?
wookly, nine months for n semi- "
weekly, six months for ti trl-weekly, 0
six months for a dally will have to c
pay ono cent postage on each paper j
sent out by him to such subscriber. ,]
This ls a tax that no paper could ?
stand and so they will all have to \
come to the cash in advance system, 8
which will bo better for all. The a
subscription price to a newspaper In
the majority of cases is a very small t
amount. Thero aro few subscribers
but could pay lt regurlarly and would j.
If compelled by tho law to do so. v
Tho newMmpor is usually a lonlont ^
creditor and therefore comos last. y
This riling of tho postofTlco do- s
partmor/ might turn .otjt ?<. ^bo o ?
io-. . u;w-??; .?._. '.. >. ?->,??. T
press \nd Its subscribers. It willi,*
cut off >all dead heads and subscrib- ,
ors who will not pay, and In couso- fi
quenco there will bo very little loss L
to tho publishers. They can then nil -
publish bettor papers, which would c
bonoilt thoso subscribers who nlways
pay anyhow. The honest man who %
expects to pay for his paper would ?
just? ns lenvo pay for it In advance g
as any other w.ny. e
Thero is not a paper published t
that gives almost unlimited time to ^
subscribers but what loses hundreds (
of dollars every year from this source (j
Tbore ls one ch ss of publications
that would suffer, and that ls tho
mail order journals, and lt is doubt- ^
less this class the government ls af- ?
ter. As the Minneapolis Tribune |
says, "The depart men I has been try- Q
lng to get rid of carrying periodicals
that collect a nominal subscription ^
price once to get in the seeon.. class
and aro continued indefinitely free j
on the pretex of long credit."
Tho country paper will certainly
not be injured by the cutting down
of tho free circulation of mall order
journals. lt ls a pity tho govern
ment cannot distinguish between tho
two. for the moil order journal ls the
chief sinner in this respect, and ls
responsible for burdening the malls
with tons of matter for tho sole pur
pose of carrying advertising.
SHOT THEM BOTH.
The Murderous Act of n Jealous
As the result of a tragedy at Mar
lon, N. C., which occurred in front of
the First National Hank building.
James Patterson was killed outright
and Alfred Patterson, bis br ?titer,
was picked up In the street In a dy
Tho shooting was done by Graham
Finley, a well-known young man of
Marion, and was over Miss Patterson
a sister of the two mon shot. Fin
ley met Miss Tatterson in company
with Henry Moore, Iiis rival, as the
two were returning from church. Ho
demanded that Moore surrender the
girl to him and was met willi a
A personal ehcouuted ensued, and
the girl's brothers, who wore also
returning from church with a party
of ladles, appeared on the scene and
took their sister's escort's part,
whereupon Finley drow his revolver
and killed ono of them outright and
mortally wounded the other, lie
and for dastardly or wilful murder,
"I venture the ascortion that had
tho 168 larsons who killed their
fellowmen during the last half of
last year know positively the penalty
for homicide was certainly two, pos
sibly fifty, years' Imprisonment, not
one-fourth of the number of homi
cides would have occurred In this
"I know I will bo met with the
case of poison who kills unquestion
ably In defense of himself, his home
or bis family. My reply is, wo us
ually have a man of integrity and
honor In the governor's chair, in
whose banda ls tho "prorogative of
"I stated at Ibo outset that, drastic
measures should bo adopted. I re
peat lt. Louis J. Bristow.
Wllliamaton, Jan. 3, 1908.
??a?!le Shannon of
Hos Nearly Driven Hor Gr JJ
cu Parents Crazy.-Tin
Lady Waa Lost to Sight
ember 20, and Since That
Has Vanished from Sight aJi
Whereabouts Is Unknown.
A brother of Miss Sallie Sha]
)f Brookland, who lins boon rnis\
from her home since Sunday aft
loon, Doc. 29, called at the Statej
Ice and stated that, notwithstan<
;he numerous rumors circuit
tvithln tho past week, not a sin!
dt of authentic information concoi
ng his sister's whereabouts had been
Tim girl's family ls unable to de
5ide whother sho I", doad or allvo.
L'ho lust sho was seen, so far as th?:
amlly has been able to loam, wt
ibout 20 foot from tho Cerviac' stree!
?ridge across -tho Congarce. She
vas then coming in tho direction of
Columbia. The police oilieors In Col
lin bia and Brookland do not think ,
ho has destroyed herself. ?i*
Sallio Shannon was engaged to ?
'ouug man in Brookland and ?>v
naniago was to have taken piac?^ *
within a few weeks, it is said. It /
a known tbnt thoy had a quarrcf.
hat Sunday afternoon, aftor whiohv)
ho nover returned to her homo. She
ttended Sunday school at the^Lutl
ran church, where she' taught^,
lass, and thoso who saw her goinl
ii tho dlroction of tho rivor biidgj
lid not observe that she appearei
noroso or downcast. Tho keeper of]
ho brldgo does not recall having!
een the girl cross the bridge that'
.fternoon or evening.
Mr. Shannon declared with feeling
hat his sister was a very modest
Hirtstlan girl and had always exhi
dted a very deep Intorost in church
vork. Sho has been a member of
he Lutheran church for about five
?ears. While sho was usually quiet
md reserved ip hor manner, she im?
losscd n happy, disposition. While
vhllo brooding over tho mlsunder
tandlng with her lover, they declare
lositivoly that nothing in hor life
rould show tho least tendency to sui
Hor mother is grief stricken over
ier disappearance and tho other
members of the family have boen lu
orrow since the fated Sunday. How
vor, they still have a lingering hope
hat Sallie will yet bo returned to
hem, tho same bright, cheerful girl
hat she has over hoon. Thoy look
y day and pray by night for nor
Otu rn and tho public genorally ls
ppealed to to assist lu every way
lossiblo to locato her. Tho police ot
Columbia have bolloved that she ls
u Columbia, but some think she is
n Charleston. Othors suspect sui
Tho following accurate deso'Ip
Sallie Shannon, aged 19; 5 feet 3
nches in height) weight 130 pounds;
Ight complexion, rosy cheeks; round
ather full face; dark hair and dark
?yobrows; bino eyes; hair pompa
lour, usually tied with ribbon bow
it back; small mouth; medium nose,
onad chin; stood rather erect i>nd
valked With a spring to heels; when
ast seen was dressed in light shirt
valet, sky blue skirt, woro long gray
doak and no hat; had two rings on
second huger of right hand, one
nain, other with sot; pleasant dispo
sition, but rather determined; sel
lout displayed any temper. Member
if Lutheran Church. Was formerly
?mploycd at timokeopor and book
keeper in cotton mill, but has pro?
Fessed desire to bo trained nurse.
Has relatives In Camdon, Chester
county, in Columbia and in Missis
Miss Shannon's mother, father,
two oidor sisters and threo brothors
ire living In Brookland. Any Infor
mation concerning her should bo
wired to tho Stoto Immediately and
me family will be communicated
with as soon as any news ls re
l-l)Vlt FIHIOMION KILLISD
By a Palling Wall III New York City
At Now York four ilromon wore
killed by falling walls In a confla
gration which destroyed tho Parker
building, a 12-storv stftiotuio, locat
ad on Fourth avenuo between Kigh
Leonth and Nineteenth streets. Tv?n
ty-slx others were moro or loss ser
iously injured by the falling dobrls.
Tho Aro was never under control
und tinnily bumed itself out hoing
with difficulty confined to tho build
ing in which lt originated. Tho loss
ls estimated at $1,500,000. The fire
was ono of tho most spectacular as
well as disastrous of rocont. years,
hoing marked by heart-rending,
scones, sensational escapes anti
Hashes of heroic daring.
Fire nt Ninety-Six.
Ninety-Six was again visited by a
very disastrous firo Thursday night.
The alarm was sounded about 2.30
o'clock, when P was discovered that.
J, c. Hutchison's store was on lire.
Tho Hames soon spread to the
joining stores of Rev. A. J. Cant
and Dr. W. H. Holland, together '
the Nlnoty-Slx telephone exe]
tho K, of P. Hall and fixtures,
J. McAlbancy's dental ofiAccj