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GIVEN GOOD TERMS.
Two Scoundrels Sent to fha Peni
tentiary From Lexington.
For Twenty-Fivo Yeara Roch For
Assaulting a Man ami Attempting
a Worst Crime ou a Woman.
At the term of tho Lexington
Court lust week tho two negroes
who some months ugo committed un
at troci? us assault on Mr. and Mrs.
Bickley, of that county, were tried
and convicted hy Judge Wilson to
twenty-live years In tho Penitentiary
One night the l\vo negroes went to
thoc ountry store kept hy thc Bick
leys, and while ono of thom asked
Mr. Bickley to Como oui sido and
aoll him some whiskey, the other
remained in the store, whore Mrs.
Hinkley also stayed. A gua was
tired and Mr. Hinkley was shot. At
the sound of tho gun tho negro Inside
seized Mrs. Bick loy and attempted a
horrible crtm o.
While his wife was In tho clutches
of this brute, Mr. Bickley, wounded
and bleeding, staggered Into tho
?tore and reached for his shotgun lu
tho corner. The negro hm do his es
cupe, however. The alarm was given
and tho two negroes were sought all
ovor that territory for days.
When dually captured son limo tit
against them was still high, but a
lynching was prevented. Al the
trial each negro denied any knowl
edge of the presence of tho other that
night, and told a story quite different
from tho evidence put up hy the
Slate. Kaoh ol' thom was indicted
on two counts, assault with intent to
kill Mr. Bickley and assault, with in
tent to ravish Mis. Hit kiev, ami holli
wo. o convicted en bel h counts.
Judge Wilson, in passing sentence,
congratulated tho county of Lexing
ton that a lynching had been averted
under strong provocation and that
justice had been done, regardless o'
tho fact brought out in Hie evidence
that tho Bickleys themselves were
violators of tho law In selling liquor.
Must Ton thc Mark.
The Democratic party will not try
the disastrous experiment of 1904
again in 1908. This isclearly indica
ted by the Hat failure of the attempt
to hold a conference of Democrats
for the purpose of harmonizing par
ty differences by eliminating Bryan
through the patent I rick of adopting
were so suspicious of its purpose
?V*hat they declined to take part in it.
They would not have anything to do
with a movement, that coull ! even
be suspected of an anti-Bryan flavor.
The meeting has been postponed to
a later date 'in order to avoid mis
construction.' That is to say it will
never be held. Yet, as we remarked
the other day. some of thc promoters,
of the confeten :o were candid
enough to admit that party harmony
could not be promoted by antagoni
sing Mr. Bryan, Their inconsisten
cy lay in supposing that they could
differentiate the man and the plat
form and repudiate one without of
fending the other. If the Democrat
ic party gets together, it. ought to
be obvious by this time, it. will have
to harmonize on a radical platform
or not tit till. Any other compro
mise would lead to a second defeat
as disastrous as that of 1901."
CAPERS, the Republican boss of
South Carolina, refers to Prioleau,
the boss of the ('harleston Republi
cans as a "heinous baboon." This
ijj.a clear case of keith4 calling pot
Tino Hon. James Norton must ex
pect to be a candidate for Congress
this Fall. lb* ia whooping up the
loin law in the name ot' thc poor
man, which is a good indication that,
he wants something better than be
AT a hotel in Binfield, Va., Sun
% day a man from Ohio offered to bet
f ('?^.(000 against.$10 thal Gov. Glenn
j. .mid be assassinated before Christ
mas but there were no Inkers lo his
bet. Thc fellow, no doubt, was an
irresponsible lunatic, who was just
airing the fantansics of his weak
IE the State Supreme Court 's de
cision declaring valid the disfran
chisement of voters is taken to the
United States Supreme Court, when
that eminent body of ?earned and
impartial lawyers get through with
it, it will be punched so full of holes
that the authors of it would hardly
CAPERS, tho dispenser of Republi
can pie in South Carolina does not
seem to have much respect for his
colored fellow Republicans. He re
cently called ono of them a "hein
ous baboon." Really that is what
Capers thinks every negro in the
State is, but. he is afraid to say so.
ThA right oar is gonorally largor
than th? lott.
ATTACKED BY FLAMES
Portland and Caltimore Suffer Big
Losses From Fire.
For Second Timo Witttin Weck Snino
Two Cities ?ive Strenuous Battle
to Hie Fire Fiend.
A dispatch from Portland, Mo.,
says n Uro of undertormined origin
started early today in tho brick
block, Nos. 154 to 1G0 Midd lo street,
occupied hy Milliken, Cotisons & Co.,
wholesale drygoodo, and A. F. COX &
Co., Wholesale hoots and simes.
After a desperate tight of more
than three hours tho combined fire
departments of Portland. lilddcford,
Lewiston and Math had the situation
Well in hand when tho (lames broke
out anew and before they could be
checked, had gained such rapid head
way that tho men found themselves
again helpless and In order to save
the remnant of tho business section,
summoned aid from Posion.
Tho fire, it is estimated, at eight
o'clock Monday morning, had dono
damage of more than $1,000,000.
Tho burning bloCk is lu tho very
center of the down-town wholesale
district. A heavy rain shortly after
midnight gave tho flro fighters groat
aid and it was thought tho flames
wore umbu- cont roi whon suddenly
out of tho blinding smoko a groat
tongue of lire shot up and five min
utes hitor the entire sido was in
Fire in Ihdtlmoro.
A dispatch from Rainmore under
dttto of Modnny says lire is raging in
the immense tunks of the Standard
Oil Company nt Kl'St avenue and
Fifth street, in the south eastern
portion of the city. Thousands of
gallons of oil have already been
burned. Tho fire th ron tens the large
refinery and other properly nearby.
THIEVES lt ll'Lld) SA FM
And (?ot Nearly One Hundred Thous
and Dollars Out of lt.
The Columbia Record says three
young men of (he Olympia mill vil
lage Claude Lawhorno, Marshall
Parker and Tom tl ri tn sloy are in
tin" county jail, charged with break
ing h.to the store (d' .Magistrale S. I.
Hiby on tho HI ll ff road, and laking
from the s: fe the .sum of $870 leav
ing behind tie' amount of $74.50
in silver. Lawhorno has been oin
ployed at (tie ?in. '
......., .wm ,i iiiuir,, among i
others, the keys to tho door of the
.lore. Sunday hight, as he was
slatting to Church, these keys were
brought to him by Marshall Parker,
who claimed Hitit he and Tom Clums
ley had found them near tho reser
Mr. lilley pocketed tho keys and
wont on to church. Whon he gol
horne that during the evening some
one had entered the store, unlocking
the sith; door, and had robbed tho
safo of $S7ti, gaining outrance to
back home he was informed by Law
IsllOd by a line ol not more Mian
Hie si rong box by operating the com
bination, Instead of blowing li open
un-; NFAV PIS roi, LAW.
Tlio Hill Fixing Sly.? of Gun a Ma?
The new pistol bill, which will be
come a law before (he Legislature
adjourns provides that from and af
ter the flrsl day of .Inly, I Ou?t, ii
shall be unlawful for any ono to
carry about the person, whether cou
coaled or not, any pistol less limn
twenty inches long and Hire,, pounds
in weight, nd it shall be UUlaV'fll)
for any person, tit ni or cOrporilllon
to manufacture, sell or offer for sale,
lease, rent, barter, exchange or trims
pori, for sahi or into this State, any
pistol of less len;;!h and Weight. Any
violation of this section shall he pun
one hundred dollars or imprisonment
for not more than thirty days; ami in
case ol' a sale by a person, linn or
corporation, the faun ol' one hundred
dollars shall be forfeited to and for
the use of Hie school fund ol' the
county wherein the violation lakes
place, in he recovered as oilier lines
TU HY (?OT TUM CASH.
TWO Men With Revolvers Riddled
Mail Wagon in Street.
At New Orleans two while men
willi drawn revolvers held np the
United States, mall Wagon, No. 10,
Monday evening about 8.55 o'clock
near tho Northeastern depot. The
wagon was rilled of lt? contents. Five
or six dotOCtlVOS from tho main ofllco
aro searching for tho robbers.
There always ls something of tho
boy in Hut man who can lead men.
Sympathy Is a key thal fitu the
lock of any heart.
Preaching down to folks doog not
'Hit thom up.
WORK OF A FIEND
Young Giri Assaulted After Negro
Had Tied Her Brother.
A l'osw With Bloodhounds Ar? Pur
suing thc Scoundrel *nd it Ho I?
Caught Ho Will Ho Lynched.
A upechil dispatch from Augusta,
Qa., to tho Atlanta Journal, says
Miss Flora Cowley, the flftoen-year
old daughter of Sam Cawley, a far
mer living near Hath, On., In Rich
mond County, was attacked Wednes
day hy a negro and left unconscious
in her homo.
Tho girl's mother ls dead, and she
keens house for the family. While
her father was orr at work, and she
wns at home with her youiui brother,
a negro entend the home, hound the
lad hand and foot, and attacked the
The girl was not criminally as
saulted. After knocking the girl
down with a Stick, tho negro was
County Bailiffs Stratford and Gay,
togother with a posse, are scouring
tho country in an effort to catch
Bloodhounds are on the trail and
a lynching is imminent if the right,
negro is caught.
The brother of the girl described
the negro and ll is thought ho caine
from a saw mill, which is in opera
tion a mile away from the home.
DISh lt AN'CIUStC.MMNT LIX* AL.
At Least, So Decides Hie State Su
preme Co u ii.
The State Supremo Couti has de
cided unanimously thal tho disfran
chisement of the voters who were
not allowed to vote in the Calhoun
Conni y election was legal and thal
those voters have practically no re
dress so far as tho courts of thia
Stale are concerned.
On Monday tho couti dismissed tho
writ of certiorari, which was argu
ed last week, and thus upholds the
validity Of the election lo establish
Calhoun County. Tho judgment of
tho Court is unanimous. The Court's
decision is not given in roll and the
reason- will bo flied later, bul the
decision ls handed down promptly
perhaps for the reason that the
Court realizes that to delay would ho
lo nrev, m tl... ' .
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The record in this case was certi
fied up to this- Court and has been
duly considered. There is no error.
Hence the writ is dismissed. The
reasons f?r this Judgment will be
stated al a later time
V. J. Pope, Chief Justice.
Kngone H. (?arv, A. .1.
Ira H. Jonjea, A. J.
0 A. Wood?, A J.
Till Kl) TO O KT HIM.
A Mob Threatened to Lynch ?n Assa*
sin in Virginia.
Prank Couthorn, the young white
Ulan who last week shot and killed
j Mrs. Jones In hnr homo at Christians
hiirg, Va., and thou Riirrendorod to
?ho authorities, saying he si<?w tho
Wo ll) a tl because he loved her a.ul she
married another, wan carried to
Roanoke Monday night for safe keep
Ihg, ? lynching having boon threat
ened at Christbinsburg.
S KV KN AH 10 CHlOMATIOi).
Collapse of House Causes Flame? to
Destroy Whole Family.
By tho collapse Of tho house or
Anthony Franklin, a negro of Bed
ford Cit. Va., the building wa. "rod
and destroyed tho whole family,
cotutliini of himself, wife and live
children, burned to death. The fam
ily was sitting with tho eorjlfiO Of a
child lliel died oil Sunday when tho
building foll In.
Negro Killed in Manning.
Walter Davis, colored, ivas killed
at Manning Kr ida y night at a negro
dance, although lhere Wile ipiite a
liUmhcr in attendance no one seemed
to know how the killing was done.
The coroner empanelled a jury and
tho testimony was heard, but the jury
though) ii advIsalilo lo postpone Its
The kentucky Deadlock,
The joint assembly of Kentucky
took one ballot for United States sen
ator on Friday, which resulted HP fol
lows: Beckham r? 8 ; Bradley, &7;
Allon 7. . t
Heavy Damage Deported.
A cyclone ia reported to have done
damage over a territory of consider
able extent north of Brookhaven,
Misa., on last Friday. ' t
t's hard shirking tho conscience
thal I? undor tho nureotl? of money.
Soul health will not come hy tak
ing religion as a dos?.
And Marries a Very Old Man in
New York City.
A Colored Woman From OraugcLurg
Figures hi n Queer Murringo Cere
monjr L'p North.
It soonio tliat n colored woman
from Orangeburg lina taken one hus
band too much, which may got her
In trouble. Tho following ls tho
story as it ls told by tho New York
correspondent of the Washington
City Clork Scully got tho biggest
surprise lie bas bad since be wont
Into tho murringo license business
when an aged negro, dressed In cleri
cal garb walked up to tho desk this
afternoon with a young negro woman
(dinging to his arm, and sn td he
wanted to get a license just as soon
as possible, because be was in a hurry
to bo married.
Clerk Scully took no interest when
tho old person gave his na ino as Wil
liam Brooks Mason mid said he was a
clergyman, but when on being asked
his age, lu? said, "I am I3K years
obi. and can show you my Hilde nt
home lo prove il." the city clerk
dropped his pen in astonishment.
" This is a serious thing." the (derk
said, "Von know you're under oath.
Brother Mason, and if you don't tell
me the truth about your agc. I may
refuse to give yoi the license."
"Say, brother," replied the clergy
man, "how do you-all suppose 1
could havo hold George Washington's
horse al Yorktown il I ain't ?is old
as I say I am?"
The crowd of waiting applicants
began to grow so large at this stage
that Clerk Scaly lilied out the li
cense ;unl bd ?t go at that. The wo
rn..n gave her nanni as lilla Hines, of
GS West 122rd street, and said she
was twenty-eight years old. Then
the cou|de hunted np Alderman .las.
.1. Smith, and were married in short
News of Hie aged minister's wed
Banlel Hines, with whom the bride
ding got to the bouse of her brothel
has been stopping for a few weeks
before the brid? and groom did, and
Mrs. Hines, who was running Hie
Mount Calvary Union Baptist mission
in the front, part, or on the second
floor, dbi ?ot .-."
gentleman, avid I've boon trying to
tidl him ?ill about her, but 1 didn't
get ?i (hame to collect him. My
husband was going lo tell him, too.
but, he's kind ol' slow and didn't
think it was coming so soon.
"Lord bless you, I don't know
whether Hider Mason is 1.18 years
obi, but he says he is. We didn't
know him until two weeks ago."
When Brother Hines arrived home
from work late in the afternoon, he
expressed himself in no uncertain
terms about the marriage "You just
wait until I set; Hider Mason," Bil id
"He's a religious man. and l know
how to talk io him about marrying
my sister when she's ?tlready got a
husband and family I'll just get
right behind him, and I'll kum him
up v. ii h my words."
Th?! old preacher who looks like
a well preserved man of about eighty,
said thal lils mother married an In
dian in Cuba, and that when he was
young he went to Virginia with his
father, who was a sailor. Ile hap
pen- id to be in Yorktown when (len
ora I Washington Wits there, and that
is how il came about thal Im held
Washington's horse while he talked
kider Mason ?ah? he was in the
ten-year war in Cuba, and was a sail
or en thc gunboat Lancaster dining
Hie i ?vii war 1 le had an eye shot
om on the Lancaster, bul he can see
With his other eye without the aid
of : pectaclCS. II?' Bllid that his, rath
er WIIH 14 2 years old when he died.
his grandmother 1 1:5 :U1(1 Mis mo,ner
1 Ile smokes, but he said Hie
reason he is so husky at 138 is that
he never takes anything with sugar
in ii. and lives according to the
lenchIllgS of the Hilde.
it is also said the aged clergyman
used to be a pbliceman in Washing
tOKNABO IN TKNNKSRKK.
Ono Man Killed, Several Hurl ami
Two Homes Destroyed.
A tornado swept over Pond Creek
Valley, Tennessee, late Saturday
night, killing .lames M. Cassidy and
Injuring live other persons. Cassidy's
homo, which was al Hine Springs, 8
mile; from Sweetwater, was demol
ished. His wile was among the in
Tho homo of Kdward Hvorctt, at
Pond Creek, four milos from Sweet
water, was Swept away. Three ol' lils
children and his wdfo wore Injured,
? vor Ott himself escaped unhurt
Damage was also donn at Phlladol
jibia. Tonn Several homes in thc
path of tho storm were damaged, 'flu
I tornado moved in a uorthoasterl)
I direction. KI ^&?M
Of Senatur Tillman and Rocke
feller on a Pullman Car.
The Trao Version of the Mooting as
(liven hy the Senior Senator Him
self for Publication?
Mr. Zack McGee, tho Washington
correspondent of tho Columbia State
sends to that paper the true version
of tiie historic meeting between Sen
ator Tillman and John I). Rockefel
ler on a Pullman car. Mr. McGee
says the Senator has Just returned
to Washington and tells about the
meeting enthusiastically. Rockefel
ler sough! tho Interview. Senator
Tillman wants this clearly understood
because some of his colleagues in
tho senate, who road the dispatches
libotlt th meting have boon twitting
tho Senator about hobnobbling with
plutocracy, Hore is tho way tho In
terview happened as told by the Sen
ator h i m sol f.
"A fellow cunio to my seat in a
Pullman car," explained Me senator,
"and spoke to me. He had sunshine
in his race, and I said to myself this
follow whoever he is is an optimist,
l supposed it was some fellow who
hud hoard nie speak in the senate or
?at some of tho chautauquas.
"I'm .Mr. Rockefeller," ho said very
simply. Of course, I recognized him.
?ami ol* course I invited him to lal<o a
I seal beside me. lie sat down and
wo talked until I reached my sta
tion, which was about an h mr I
"Mr Rockefeller did not mention
legislation, the recent pani-) nor 111
any way intimate that In- had any
money than I had, and you may be
sure I did not say anything about
it. 1 say this because tho stol y sent
out about our meeting did Mr
Rockefeller an injustice.
"1 got in some talk, though, on
my own hook. Mr. Rockefeller
seemed lo bo Interested in the coun
try through which we were passing
and he plied me willi questions as
to the value ol' the land and the
character of the people. That was
: iny Opportunity. 1 rCmombor?d that
.he had I.? en credited with giving
?away $35,000,000 for educational
j purposes last year, and 1 called at
?viio wore living there povety strick
en and Ignorant, poor because of
their ignorance, and that the North
olm millionaires never thought of
helping them. Mr. Rockefeller scorn
ed to be interested and I wanned up
lo the subject injecting some vitriolic
Tillmnnisms into the conversation
here and there."
The senator paused in his story in
order to complete a laugh Hutt inter
fered with his How of language. He
was exploding like a gasoline motoi
exhause as he continued:
"You know, Mr. Rockefeller is so
used to giving orders that he just
exclaimed in au ordinnrj tom*, as if
there was all lhere was to it:
" 'That will have to he romldicd,
Such a condition must not lie.'
"Well, sir, I sounded so much like
Theodore Roosevelt that I couldn't
lulp thinking how much I'd like io
?get those tWO follows together.
"Wc w.-ni on talking and 1 told
him how tin.- New York moneyed
crowd run our Southern railroad. I
had a chance to gel in a good rap at
the comltl?h ot' the Southern at the
Junction near Aken, S. C. The traill
conies doun lhere with Pullman cars
for the millionaires hound for Aiken
ami da> coaches for the poor people
going on down the lue. The poor
people gel out ami sit around an old
way station while tho train carries
the millionaires I think I called
theta (l billionaires n talking to
Mr. Hoi kei feller on to Aiken.
Then the train comes back and picks
np the poor people. The (rain is
scheduled lo run righi through and
tho railroad folders do md announce
this discrimination in favor Ol tho
"We talked on. Mr. Rockefeller
seemingly Interested, until I reached
my Hint loll. I "<>t out and that is
the last 1 saw of him. I didn't mon
t ion Standard Ol I ami neill or did
(?OT A MOW, ON IM.
Tornado Made a Si? . .an Hun For
llb! I .le.
A lorn: 1 -wept thfOUgh the
northeast! portion of Blowah j
Count- .tallama, Sunday night.
Whi'e .. lives were lost, much dam
ai- as done to property. At Coato'a
I ad, several dwellings were destroy
er The home ol' Hid McCurdy was
si ruck ?un? crumbled like an egg
shell. A 75-year-old bachelor, broth
er of McCurdy, was on what was
thought to bo his death bed. In
fear the sick man jumped up and
fled from the house and got out of
the way of harm.
Thorn aro nearly 26,000,000 wid
ows in India.
SHOT Br A NEGRO.
A Young White Man is Seriously
Wounded in a Row.
Mr. Walter Boyleston, While on lila
Wny Homo From th Ls City, Has
an A It?rent ion With I sa ne Clover.
Mr. Walter Boyleston, a youug
white man about twenty years of
age, was shot and perhaps seriously
wounded at half-past 0 o'clock Tuos
day night by Isaac Glover, a negro
who had been employed on the sow
er work now in progress in this city.
The shooting occurred just en tho
other side ot the lOdlsto River. uUOUt
a milo from Orangeburg, while Mr.
Roy lesion was on his way homo from
tho city. There is evidence of only
ono shot having taken effect and
from V. ni can be learned no others
wore fired. The hall entered til the
bottom of the neck just ubov- no
junction of the collar and bi ? .ist
Soon after the shooting the wo .od
ed man was brought into the oitj and
taken to Hie Wnnnamaker Manufac
turing Coi .(?any's Drug Store, where
an examination was made hy Drs. D.
D. Salley and L. C. Shecut. lt was
deemed advisable to send Royleslon
to the Columbia Hospital on the eight
o'clock train, and hence tho doctors
did not ha vi? time in wihch to make
a thorough examination to locate
Up to tho time for leaving for
Columbia Boyleston was cheerful
and the loss of blood did not seem
to have affected his strength to any
extent. He was conscious the whole,
time, and was willing lo talk about
the affair as much as the doctors
would allow him on account of the
uncertainty of his real condition
and the possibility of bis being fatal
It was thought best to have Boy
leston make an ante-mortem state
ment, which, after lt had been writ
ten down, be signed in the pr?seme
of a number of witnesses. The state
ment is substantially as follows.
"I was going home in my buggy
alone and had just crossed tho first
bridge on the causeway beyond Hie
river when I hollered, 'Heigh,' just
for fun; I did not see the negro, who
?.-.... ;...r r.-,,ni Hie opposite direc
m HIV hip pocket, but ma...
attempt to draw it. My pistol was
not in my pocket after tho shot was
tired. 1 saw no one until Mr. Win
Hartnett and Mr. Lowery drove up."
Mr. Hartnett says that he passed
In his buggy and saw Royleslon and
the negro rowing and after driving
ja littlo further he heard ono shot.
Ho turned around and came hack
towards the city and found Royles
toh in tho ditch with a bullet wound
in his neck.
He put the wounded nmn In his
buggy and brought him to town for
Royleslon says also that if the
negro used his ( Royleston's) pistol
ho doesn't know bow he got it, but
thinks lt must have fallen from his
pocket when he fell. He said that
tho negro appeared to him to be
The police immediately commenced
a search for Clover. They wen? in
formed by ti young bro!her of tho
negro wdio did the shooting that
Clover stated that he shot with
Boyleston's pistol and was going to
Sheriff Duke's to lake the pistol and
surrender. This he did at 1 1 o'clock
that night and was placed in jail.
Ho also delivered up a 28-calibre
Smith & Wesson pistol.
Young Boyleston is the son of Mr.
.lohn A. Boyleston, a prominent far
mer living just tl few miles from
town. He has been employed In tho
city and is considered a quiet and
peaceable yoting man, and his ft i ??ids
hopo that I ts wound will not provo
serious. V e take the above account
of the trimble from the News and
Coill'ler. lt was furnished by tho
Orangeburg correspondent of that
paper. Orangeburg Times and Dem
ACCl'SKD Oh' SWINDLING.
Datent Medicino Man Hold By Police
The police at Greenwood have a
man on their hands who they believe
ls wanted m many other towns of
tho Stale, especially those with cot
ton mill population. He gives his
name as C. H. Lawrence, claims to
represent the Choctaw Medicine Com
pany, of Cincinnati, and has been
selling bl? medicine to mill people,
giving thom written promises of new
Bock Hill buggies. Mason & Hamlin
organs, pianos, etc., all for tho sum
of one dollar. He has caught many.
Tho un mo man, it is alleged, was
Ibero last year offering a set of china
with each order for a dollar bottle of
hair tonic. lt is believed that ho
has reaped a rich harvest among tho
nilli pooplo all over the Slate. A
tologram to his alleged house was re