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V "DO THOU, GREAT ULBHUTY, INSPIRE OUB SOULS AND MAKE OUB LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OH OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
VOL XXXIH ~ 13ENN?TTSVILLE. S. C.. FRIDAY. APRIL 10, 1908 NO. 15 ~
CUT IN TWO.
Thirty-six Men Perish In a Tor
pedo Destroyer Which
" GOES TO THE BOTTOM
Tho Deck Crew C.OON Down With tho
Vessel-Dressed lu Oilskins and
Boot?, Victims Have Xo Chance
Twenty-Two Arc Rescued by Moats
From tho Other Ships-Destroyer
Tries to doss Rig Cruiser's Wow.
A dispatch from Portsmouth, Eng
land, says thirty-six mon, including
Lieut. Middleton, commander of the
torpedo boat destroyer, Tiger, lost
their lives in a collision off thc Isle
of Wright, Friday night, between
.that vessel and the British cruiser
Thc vessels belong to the Ports
mouth division of the British home
fleet and were engaged hi night man
euvers in the channel c. ? their way
Thc night was very dark and the
s Berwick was steaming slowly. When
.tue destroyer attempted to cross the
big cruiser's bow she was caught
amidships and cut in hali with knife
like percison, sinking almost Imme
The deck crew who were dressed in
heavy oilskins and hoots, went down
With the vessel, liol having time to
free themselves from these heavy en
Of the twenty two men who were
rescued most of them wert' engineers
and stokers, who having light cloth
ing, were able to keep themselves
afloat until boats from tho other
ships, which were immediately
launched, picked them up.
The smaller naval vessels were iii
the midst, of an attack on their big
ger consorts when the disaster occur
red. Tho entire* licet was under
masked lights, and In darkness. The
destroyer was cut in two as if she
had boen blade of paper.. The for-,
\va,(t half sunk Instantaneously and
(hosea became dotted with struggling
men. Most of them, however, sank
before help could reach them. Tho
Tiger bad a complement of Ufty-nhie
M THREE DEAD AND MAW Iltur.
Terror Stricken 'tenants are Wedged
Solidly on (be Escapes.
At New Yoik three persons wore
killed, fifteen were injured, some ol'
them seriously, ano ino lives ol' near
ly a hundred persons were endangered
by a lire In a live-story tenement
house at No. -Il Hester street. Miel
Weinstein, his wife and one year
old son were suffocated lu t heir apart
ments on tho fifth door.
In their mad attempt to escape
? rom the smoke and Ure scores of
scantly clad men, women and chil
dren crowed the narrow iron plat
forms and ladders until they became
wedged In solid masses oil th(!
fire escapeas, unable to extricate
themselves and blocking llio way ol'
those who had not yet succeeded in
getting out of the building. In tho
meantime the flames had been con
stantly spreading and the terror
among tho tenants had carried them
. asl tlw point of self restraint.
* While tho firemen were calling
ont to thom that there was no (langel
and that help soon would reach them
they beggar., one by one, to jump
from the windows, resulting hi thc
list of injured. *
TROUBLE AT CL*-ON.
Ovor Ralf of thc Hoys look Holiday
A dispatch from >. .einson to The
State says a little more than naif tho
cadets, principally lower classmen,
taking advantage of April I. tooK
holiday and went to Pendleton thia
morning. All the seniors, most of
tho members of the athletic teams
and a number of all classes remain
ed at the ctdlego and are attending
their regular duties. The disciplino
commttto is consildorng tho mailor
hut it is not known what acto inn it
WEST \ IRCINIA I OK DEVAN'.
Il< ls Endorsed by a Vote Of Two
T De'iioftrattc State executive
Com hi i tl eo I Weal Virginia Friday
decided io ld (lie stale nomination
convention it Charleston on July 29.
?v The convention IO select delegates to
the national Democratic convention
ot Denver will bb held In Wheeling
on May 28. After an ucrtlli lilas de
*"ito of throe hens, a solution,
indorslrg William J. Hr,.m was
dopto by a vote of 10 to M., .
BOYS SENT HOME.
FORTY-BIGHT CLEMSON CADETS
Discipline Committee Going to Rot
tom of "All Fools' Day" Rebellion
lind tlio Knd is Not Yet.
Forty-eight out of ninety-two mem
bora of the junior class of Clemson
College and ono suspended on Sat
urday for disobedience of orders on
April 1. Tho boys Iel! coll?ge and
went lo Pendleton some miles away
on Wednesday, when they bad been
commanded not lo do so. They also
sent disrespectful telegrams hack to
several of the professors. After full
investigation the discipline committee
sentenced forty-eight members of the
junior clans to expulsion and one to
suspension. The committee has not
yet reported on the sophmore and
freshman classes, many of whose
members took part in the escapade.
None of the senior class wore invol
ved in the trouble, it is a deplorable
Nearly all the dismissed cadets say
thal they realize that, they did wrong
and that they deserve punishment.
Theil? seems to be an absence of re
sentment. In fact those dismissed
are anxious thal no Student Shall
leave on their account or because of
any pledge that they would stick to
the class. T. S. Allen, captain of the
foot, ball team, says that he was a
leader aftr ethe affair gol started
and that he luis no kick coining on
his punishment. Ho experts to do all
in his power to keep any other stu
dent from going because of any com
pact or their sympathy. His sensible
action will he followed hy many ol'
the dismissed cadets. lt is not like
ly that any consldorabbtc number ex
cept those dismissed will leave.
The following are the names of the
Deadbolt. .1. x.. narnwell.
Ilclltngor, (!. H., Columbia.
Murray. .1. I).. Columbia.
I loi n, 10. S.. Prosperity.
Pennell. C. II. Abbeville
Pennell, J. U.. Abbeville.
Jenkins. lt, C.. Kershaw.
Allen, T. S., Anderson.
Hrh t.,I). C., Abbeville.
Coleman, I,. A., Laurens.
Yoargin. T. H., Laurens.
Fulmer, T. F., Saluda.
Happoidi. A. IL, Charleston.
Haskell. hu C., Abbeville.
Kelly. S. (>.. Leak.
Boone, b. C. Orangobiirg.
Covington. .1 C.. Honnet.lsvllle.
Robinson, \Y. A.. lOasley.
Simpson, .1. H.. Anderson
Simpson, NV. Anderson
Adams, iii IO., tidgcflehl.
Hulton. (}. A., Newberry
Gardiner, IO. A., Aiken
Creamer, A. NY,, ( ! reen v i Ile.
Twlggs, ll c., Greenwood.
Mlake, lt, K. Abbeville.
Hrockhigton, NV. .1.. Williamsburg.
Clarke. NV. C . Denke.
Creen, H. H., Abbeville
Nance. NV. I... Laurene
Sheeley, NV. .1., Newberry
Watkins. T NV., Anderson
Dove. .1 L., Fnlrileld
Greene, F, lt . York
Crier, A.. Darlington
Rush; M IL. Charleston
II unter. H. <?.. Pendleton
McMillan. .1. I'., Marion
Odom, W. F.. Harnwell
Clement, 10. H.. Charleston
Tar box. I-', s., Georgetown
Fa son, .1. I.'., Charleston
Candy. Fi I... Darlington.
M Rey, T.', Peake.
Wlgfall, C. Charleston.
Splatt. W. C., ('hester
ChamnOSS, 10.. Marlboro
Wilson, .). Il,, Chester
G HOST MONEY' RI'RN ED.
Clcnriug House Certificates Destroyed
in Columbia Last Week.
A tire in Columbia last week de
stroyed $446,832, but no one lost a
cent .and there were no regrets. The
Columbia Clearing House Association
held a meeting al which all the banks
were represented and the Clearing
House Certificates issued some Hmo
ago were ordered destroyed, having
boon redeemed and recalled.
The total amount of the issue was
about $4fiO,DOO, and there ls about
$;>.00? in certificates still outstand
ing, some of Which ai in the hands
of the banks The ( uring House
Cor tl ttcateS served their purpose and
the stringency In currency having
pasSOd, the BSUO was retired some
PREACH FR'S DODY FOI XD.
Hurled I nder the Ruins of a Wreck
NV hilo clearing away the debris of
the HSpWOrth Methodist church, east
of Columbus, (la., which was wrock
od by n storm several days ago, tho
bod) of Kev. .lohn Wynn, a negro
preacher, of Cuthbert, Ca., waa found
under the timbers. He had taken re
fug" I? tho church during tho heavy
SECURED A WIFE HY NEWSPA
Tho Prospective Heide Came Prom
Michigan and Met liwr Ditettded
Husband, in Columbia.
Tho Columbia State says through
tito agency of dear old Undo Sam's
mails a romance watch bridged 1.000
milos and culminated rhu.aday In the
joining of the ..earls and lives of a
South Carolinian and .Michigander.
A venerable citizen of tnis State,
who bad seen service in tho Con Cod
ra tb army and whose hair is snowy
white, patronized a matrimonial
agency several months ago and had
insereted in the o f?lela 1 publication
of 1 he perpetual bliss society an ad
vertisement, giving notice lo all mar
riageable women from coast to coast
that he was lonely in his ol 1 age
and was In a receptive mood to take
unto himself a partner for life.
The advertisement told of h.s be
ing a farmer. In a prosperous farm
ing section of South Carolina, and
the information that he was able to
provide for a helpmate and would not
only provid? for uer but shower upon
hoi all the love and affection ol his
A winsome lady of far-away Mich
igan answered the advertisement and
one letter followed another for a brief
spell, and finally he of marrying in
clinations sent uer word to "com?
down." Ile liked her photograpn and
liked also tho way her M tiers were
written. , ,
She lol,I him thal she had a son,
and this was satisfactory to the niau
who was lookin? and longing for a
good wife Ile sent the money for
tin- two tickets and wrote thal he
would meet her in Columbia.
They mei there ami recognized
each oilier. Instantly, for lacy had
exchanged photograpns, and as she
alighted from thc train they fell In
to each other's arms and Hie lPtle
fellow was happy, too. They left on
the next train for* Sumter,' whor.e
they planned to be married, and from
ll)**re tliey will go lo tliqir homo in
W illiamsburg county.
.1-'. M. ? Dritten ; Sr.. is (he ,n ido
groom and he resides at Church,
Williamsburg county lie is past 70
years of age and is a little hard of
hearing, but otherwise is sprightly
and well preserved physically, lie is
"well fixed" hi a financial way and
has a nice home ail prepared foi the
bride of his later years.
The bride is Mrs. Lillian Barnett
of Kalamazoo. Mich., and sin- ls just
past forty-live. Her son is a bright
yoting boy and when seen willi Iii.;
mother and the mau she bas chosen
as his step-father bc seemed lo bc
very well pleased.
Kl LI,KB BY I ALL.
On the l?vo of His Celebration of His
.lust as the family preparations for
a surprise party in honor of his i Otb
birthday wen? heine, completed last
evening, Louis Lee. ot Seginow .
Mich . was killed by falling down
stairs He died hall an hour after
being picked up by his mother ai the
foot of the stairway
The young man who was well
known as an at?ldete and football
player, had been complaining that he
felt sick Starting to descend tin
stairs, he missed his footing, turned
a sonlorsailll in the air and landed
on his. back on the door below. I'll.?
siclans found that his bitch was
i: \liTilol AKI; PREDICTED.
Hy u (touring Well al Beloit. Wis.,
On Two Occasions.
Tho "roaring Well" near Beloit,
Wis., indicted the Mexican earth
quake as it did the om- at San 1 .an
ci .co. 'I'lie well ls in the fa rbi of
Charles. Lathers, northeast of Beloit,
ll roared for several weeks, I eton
tin- great earthquake at San francis
co, and tho curious sound of ruin
bllngs, together with wind from the
mouth of the well ceased ul the pre
eise hour when the shock struct the
California city. On the day. a littlo
over a Week ago when the well re
sumed its roaring, residents of Hock
county prodictod a calamity. Mon
day it came, at Chllapa, Mexico.
WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE.
Wife of flrocerytnnn Sends Bullet
Tuto lier Breast.
A special to The News and Courier
from Spartanburg says Mrs. J.one
Sharp, wife of .1. H. Shari?, a grocer
committed silicide Thursday after
noon by shooting herself In the chest
with a iL!-eal I bro p.stol. Desponden
cy is said to have been the cause of
the act. She walked Into her room
ami seizing her husband's pistol plac
ed lt to her bbroast and fired. She
died almost instantly.
DOES IT FREE.
tOF (?It H AT INTEREST TO ALL
STOCK OWN HUH.
Investigations of Contagious and In
fections Diseases of Animals Made
Without Cost to the Owners.
Tlie majority of stock owners clo
not know that this Slate provides
for tlie investigation fit' contagious
diseases and conseil neut ly there ls an
unnecessary loss of ninny animals
each year. .Some of these animal dis
eases are also com m un lea li le and Ca
lal to man. and. therefore the ap
pearance of any disease of suspicions
character should bo promptly report
ed to the Stal<> Veterinarian. All let
ters asking for information of noncon
tagious diseases ol animals will ho
promptly answered, but uwneds are
fully requested to fully describe the,
symptoms of tho disease. Observo
the following rules in requesting in
Rule l. All notices for contagious
or Infectious diseases should be sent
lo "Veterinarian. Clemson College, S.
ltuie 2. Wnon two or moro reput
able citizens of any county In tins
Stato shall not it v said veterinarian
that any animals in their county are
affected With a contagious disease,
Hie tendency or which is to cause
tin- death ol' such animals, lie will
Investigate ile- same, or cause ?in In
vestigation thereof to lie made. Such
notices should also state the num
ber ot' animals sick, tin- number ex
posed and tho number dead, or it
should contain such other information
as may Indicate (hat tho disease in
question is contagious or infectious
and one thal can bo legally investi
gated under tho law.
Hale When said notice shows
thal the disease is contagions or In
ectious ?in Investigation will bo made,
Inoostigalions will be made in the
order not Ices-a re received when this
is practicable; otherwise they will
^>o made in order or importance or
sfveordlug to location.
?Hi?'?. 'l. Persons requesting inspoc
Ptho '..u 'i'.' hoM /the . ..hivlv^lu
readiness, awaiting the arrival of the
veterinarian br assistant veterinarian,
and be present io give the required
Information and assistance.
ltuie r>. The veterinarian, when re
quested, w ill furnish blanks on which
m make reports. All letters ol' In
quiry asking tor information regard
ing animal diseuses will bo unswero 1
as soon after their receipt ?is may be
Kale ii. In accordance with Section
:>. of lhe ad Of February ft, IflOi.
Clemson College will pay the a.s
sn ry expenses ol' the veterinarian, or
assistant velornarian. in making in
spections wher? animals are affected
with contagious diseases. The own
er is expected to provide transporta
tion to ami from the railway ?untimi
und furnish necessary labor and tooti
while tho animals uro being le toil or
aro in quarantine.
Kale 7 lt' ail inspection ha4 been
requested and Hie sick animal die or
recover indore the arrival bl' Hu In
spector, tho poison requesting Hie ?.i
spcctlon must notify tho vol erl nar
UR DOE i \i.i.s.
three Men Watching ?Hub Waler
Swept to theil Death.
Three mon wore drowned by tlie
collapse or n nu:<e,,risi<>n bridge at
ltockkk, VV. Va., spanning bluestone
Uiver. Tlie victims were standing on
Ibo bridge with five otboi- mon and
hoy?, watching the rushing current
when tho bridge gave way, precipita
ting Hi?- entire eight into the river
I Five were washed down stream to ;?
(point where the river had overflowed
Us banks and wore lodged in trees
from which they were rescue. The
bodies of tho three victims have not
MAN 111"UT IN WRECK.
SOCK UM Leg Cu! oh" With His Own
Pinioned under wreckage caused
by ?i rear end collision on the Bur
lington road Friday and with steam
from a broken engine pipe pouring In
to his face, Horace A. Mckittrick. :i
?tock broker of tti'OOkflold, Mo..,
directed tho amputation of his leg
and furnished n dull .tack knife with
which tho work was done. The rough
operation was performed by the
Kev R. C. Allen, of drove City, l'a ,
nt it failed in Its purpose, McKltti lek
dying later al a hospital.
Admiral Evans Seeks Dealt li.
Admiral F.vatis, accompanied by his
son, Lieutenant Fvans, Flag 1.Ionien
ant Train and 1'assed Assistant Sur
geon McDonald arrived at a hotel at
Hot Springs, Cal., Thursday. The
Admiral hopes for a speedy restora
tion to health. "
MANY OUT OF WORK
Till? LABOR CONDITIONS ARE
Thousands o f Wage Earners Are
Tlu own Out ot Employment ;iy
Distressed Industrial Conditions.
A Washington Dispatch says the
most serious problem now confront
ing the country |s tho unprecedented
number of idle work people in every
city of any considerable si/.o through
out the land. In New Yor\ alone,
according to the latest statistic.-:,
nearly 700,000 are without employ
ment, and with no visible means of
support except what comes through a
precarious sort of charity.
Ol this number over 200,000 are
reported as belonging tv? the various
labor organizations, tho rest ?icing
nonunion work people. Tho condi
tion of tho laboring class is almost,
i'' not quite, as bad lu Chicago
Not. a city, in fact, either in the
Northern or Central Western states
is cxehipl from this anomalous state
of things. Bven in tho extreme
Nortinvest there ls a surplus of un
efforts have been made to relieve
the city of New York of its congested
Idle working people, but so far all
efforts have proven l'utile. Recently
Hm editor of tho Christian Herald
sent letters to the governors of over
twenty sintes Inquiring if it woujd
lie possible to replace unskilled with
skilled labor, and saying that lie
could supply two thousand skilled
laborers ?it a moment's notice. With- 1
oui H single exception, the governors '
replied to his letters lo the effect 1
thal their states have more idle work- ?
inn people of their own than they I
could provide with employment. 1
The sit nat lon is frightful, and con- 1
sideling the enormous crops made
last year and the vast wealth ol' the i
?country, it is strangely anomalous. \
Added to this general impression in <
(he business world, by which a mil- I
lion ami a half of work people have ;
been thrown out of employment, is I
tho fact that, the cost of living luis i
ant deevoasiHl to any appreciable UKI t
tent. Such a condition of things t
would seem to be prophetic ol' a reign t
of terror. 1
No work and hunger that cannot <
be appeased by honest toil make peo- 1
pie desperate. They are ripe for re- t
volution ol' for anything that will ,
keep the wolf ol starvation from their
doors And yoi nothing is being ;
done n> relieve (he situation. Tho I
thouble is, what can be done? All |
thal we can say is thal ti-; a pity the (
innocent h ave lo suffer for the wrong |
doing of the guilty.
Business heretofore conducted im- |
properly, if not dishonestly, in its
return io honest channels ol' output
and trail.' has left these unemployed
stranded and with nothing to stave
oil' si arvat ion. They are the suffer
ers, ii ot those who by devious and
dishonest methods were responsible
for the punic that has Wt'OUghi SUCh
The Soul h. being an agricultural
conni ry. is fortunately exempt in a
large measure from this dreadful con
dition of labor glut, although in thc
larger cities wi? have more unemploy
ed p copie that they care lo see. lt is
possible that the farmers of the
South, who ;it this time of tho year
need help, could relieve to some ex
tent the congestion in other sections
of the country. Hut tho groatost dif
ficulty in the way would be the fact
that the greal majority of the unem
ployed are artisans of one calling o^
?mother and know probably nothing
about farm work
SENT l l' FOB TEN YEARS
For Sending Through the Mails a
Ai Greensboro, N. C., Hardin nor
mally wm convicted in Hie superior
court and sentenced to the peniten
tiary, for sending an infernal ma
chine through Hie mail to Caesar
Cone, (he millionaire cotton manu
facturer to that city, two weeks ago.
Germany was a former employe in
one ol' Mr. Cone's mills, and is 20
years of age. He dill not emply coun
sel to defend him, and offered no tes
timony, but nCdlcd the charge. Mr.
Con was tho principal witness.
DIED FROM 111' RN'S.
Hanging Lamp Calls lo Floor With
Ar; the result of severe burn - IM
Celved by (I swinging lamp In i
room falling from its fastenings lind
breaking at her feet. Miss l.ollie
Smith, daughter of M. i>. Smith, of
Wnughtown, N. c.. died Tuosday, and
ber mother is confined to her room
suffering from painful bm ns received
in trying to save the life of her
daughter A brother, (Himer, was
i also badly burned In attempting to
put ont the flumes that envelop".) ila
mother and sister.
THEY ARE GLAD.
Republicans Are Jubilant ||That
Senator Tillman is Absent
ARE AFRAID OF HIM.
Tho Republican Loaders Snid to Bo
Breathing Easier Than in Years
Because of the Enforced Absence
of the Senior Senator Prom South
Carolina.-Democrats Will Greatly
.Miss Him and Ills Lcadorship.
The Washington correspondent of
Tho Nows and Courier says since it
was announced a fow days ago that
Senator TUman's physicians had
positively forbidden him to return to
Washington before the beginning of
the next session of Congress and in
the meantime had ordered a completo
chango or livng In ovory respect,
there has boen tl considerable amount
of discussion as to who will tako his
part In the Denver Convention and
will load tho Senate until he returns.
It ls said that Republican loaders
are breathing easy now for the first
time since Tillman went to the Son
ate. While they admit that he ha?
toned down considerable sinco his
advent into Washington political lifo
he ls still, they say, anything but
docile, and what troubles them most
is that they never can tell just where
r>r When he is going to break out.
That part of the Senator's make-up
has given them more trouble than
i little and many times when they
bought him quieted he was only
gathering ?nore material for a still
Beveridge, Lodge, Aldrich, Hale,
u fact all the big men on the Re
?ubllcan side of the Senate wear a
llfferent look now from that to bo
'OUnd on their features two weeks
igo. They knew Tillman was a
ighter who did not know the mean
ng of tho word fear and they had to
..oe. >. m a ey. tWi.s ^tv'?ere . tn ?
ockle In order to gob a hold.- Somo
imos they held him, sometimes they
brew him, but it w.ns always be
:ause of the combined forces of tho
tepuhldicans on one side as opposed
o the half-hearted help of the Dem
ocrats on the other.
No man who had made plans to
it tend tho Denver Convention will bo
nore missed than Tillman and many
Democrats who expect to attend from
llfferent parts of tho United States
have so expressed themselves. Ho
ivas to be the central figure-certain
ly so far as the South is concerned
unless it be Hailey, of Texas, and
Lhere is now serious doubt whether
the great Texas orator will ho al
lowed tr. present his State or not.
lowed to represent his State or
not. There will be ether
Democrats from various seed ions of
the country, but all eyes wore be
ginning to centre on Tillman and
Hailey as tho two Southern leaders.
The people of T?xas have never
boen able tt? believe that their for
mer idol, Hailey, was entirely divor
ced from tho scandal that two years
ago came near ending his political
life, when his alleged connection
with the Waters-IMerce Oil Company
became known to them. In order
that tho people Of Texas may vote on
the issue as to whether Dalley shall
he one of the four delegates at largo
to the Denver Convention a special
election ls to he bold May 2. Should
it be decided itt that election that
Halley shall not attend two of the
foremost Democrats in political lifo
to-day will be absent-Tillmun and
DEATH CAUSED HY LAUGHTER.
Widow Ovorcome by Joke Related at
a Social Function.
At New York overcome by laugh
tot nt ti joke by a member of the com
pany slit; was atondlng, Mrs. Ann?.
Cerrera a widow forty-two yearn old,
was unable to stop tho laught parox
ysm. She foll to the floor, was llft
do back into ber chair, gasjring for
breath and before the horrified guests
roail/ed that anything serious was cho
matter oho was dying. Roforo a phy
sician who was summoned could
reach tho house she was dead,
i SHE HORSEWHIPPED HIM.
Says He Had Annoyed Her With Hist
I in tho presence of a thousand poo
1 plo, Mrs. Minnie Cowden, of James
town, N. Y., Inn .st u hipped Henry
I Franklin, on the city's main thor
oughfare Friday. When Franklin
tore tho whip from her hands, Mrs.
Cowden broke an mn broil a ? 1 or hm
lusul. According to Mrs. C >wdon,
Franklin had hoon annoying her with
hh attentions. .