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. DO THOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MARK OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION UAI?l?Y OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS
IN THY CAUSE.'
YOI. XXXII f
BENNETTSVILLE. s. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 17. 1908
SWEPT BY FIRE.
Fearful Damage Done by Fire in
City of Chelsea.
OVER A SQUARE MILE
Of Hie Masscliitsctts Town Dcvustn
^ I Ird-Property Loss Toil Million
Dollars-Twelve Persons Dead and
Many Injured-Ten Thousand 'Vre
Homeless-Rleven Hours Ilcqtiir*
ed to (iel Flames Under Control.
Fire devasled moro than one
square mile of (he manufacturing
business and tenement dis! rid (d'
Chelsea, Mass., Sunday, entailing a
loss estimated at fully ? 10,000,000.
The lire started at 10.10 a.m. near
tho Boston Blacking Company's
works on West Third street, near tho
Everett city line, and crossed the city,
a distance ?d' one mile and a quarter,
to Marginal, opposite tho East Bos
; Late Sunday night lour dead bod
ies had been recovered from the
ruins. Halt' a hundred persons were
injured, several fatally. Ton thous
and persons left homeless.
Among tho building burned wet?'
thirteen churches, the Frost Hospital,
the Children's Hospital, the City
Hall, the Fitz Public Library, tho
school houses, a dozen or moro fac
tories and about 300 tenements and
Tho residential section of the city,
whore tho wealthier classes reside,
escaped the hames. In the retail sec
tion, through which the fire passed,
were twenty business blocks, which
were destroyed. Tin? United States
marino buildings were not damaged.
At 9 o'clock Sunday night the Hames
were under control.
Tho Senior Senator Says He Is Feel?
lng Considerably Stronger.
A special from Atlant a to Tin;
State says "reports from the sanitar
ium Indicate that Senator Tillman is
improving OVOtl more rapidly than
expected when he came here. To a
friend who saw him for a few min
utes he stud he was feeling consider
ably stronger, hut realized his (lun
ger and expressed his purpose to
avoid all forms ol' mental excite
ment for so mo lime to come. He
walks around thc sanitarium, hut
has md yo ventured to thc city. Ho
proposes lo lead an absolutely quid
existence for thc next six weeks
or two months, sailing for Europe
ac. soon as he feels he is strong
enough lo stand the Hip."
N EH HOES NOT WANTED.
Negro Baud Causes Trouble in New
Tile managers ol' the Watertown
(N. v.,i ("handier ot Commerce are
embarrassed hy the refusal of tho
9th company of the state militia to
march on Friday in honor of Govern
or Hughes if il is led hy the nemo
?.and ol the '1 Ith United States In
fantry. The latter regiment is just
hack from the Phllllpines and two
battalions ol' it are quartered at .Mad
ison hil racks, adjacent lo Watertown.
Watertown exerted considerable ef
forts to have tl" negroes sent lo
some other barracks, hut in vain. Tho
committee is now trying to engage
a hand of while musicians.
NEU KO Kl BN ABS DEBI TV.
Officer Captured hy Man He Tried
At A ludston, Ala., Acting Deputy
Sherill' .1. C. Wost, who was kidnap
ped hy a negro named Cunningham
While he was attempting to arrest
Hie negro, returned to that city the
nexl day minus his revolver, money
and badge. West says the negro
marched him to Riverside. There
Die nOgl'O made him gd into au em
pty freight car. which he Mien closed
up and made his escape. West n
nally succeeded in getting, out of tin
car and returned. OlIlCOl'S are slid
searching for Hie negro.
STA KV ED T'? AT
At Hie Mild <>t Hu Thh'lj ' esl Pay
Al. St. Bani. Minc. Ktidti
Htoad died ni I P Cl roi ?dre
Saturday, having Ut?
himself lo death 111 lill H tempi i" flt 1
for forty dayl In order ti li ton
strate his theory ill." th' . eon
trois the body am In n? . d hi
might 1er ?han mal r. >hnsf< .d's
fast lasted I da , ordin t<>
those In tho hom
THEY ARE SCARED.
THE ItttPUBIilCANS FKAH THKY
WI Ll, BB BKATKN.
Troubles Without und Within thu
Party CAUSO Aldrin-Many Think
Roosevelt Will Bo tho Nomine??.
A Washington letter to the Char
leston Post says Republican leaders
in Congress make no pretense of con
cealing their anxiety over the out
come of the national elections next
November, lt ls a common Hiing, to
bear Republican members of tho
House admit, that tho chances ure
against the election of a Republican
majority in tho House next. tall.
Some Republicans entertain very
gravo doubts over the Presidential
election, but console themselves with
the hope Ihal. the Democrats may
.'do Ibo wrong thing at tho right,
time" and Hms compensate for ex
isting disadvantages under which
tho Republican party is said to lie
lt is admitted thal this is some
what of a new role for Ibo Republi
can parly to he playing -prospective
beneficiary ot the mistakes of its op
ponents. lt is pointed out that
heretofore tho Republicans have won
upon a policy of action, agression
and progress. The great victories
on the ninney question, the tariff
question, the Phillipiuos question
and other issues wore gained in this
Two main ciases contribute to tho
anxiety of the Republicans a? this
time. They are, first the widespread
industrial depression, the resulting
hard times, a fertile and prolific
field for Democratic growth. Second,
the factional troubles within tho Re
publican party in a great many
Some Republicans in Congress are
of the opinion that conditions are
rapidly growing more favorable to
a possible stampede for Roosevelt.
They say that un loss Secretary Taft
is nominated on the first ballot the
way will be open for a contest. i:i
the convention which will make
Roosevelt's renomination unavoid
able. They think that conditions are
working rapidly to I Iiis end.
lt is a fact that Hie average run of
Republicans entertain tile opinion
that President Roosevelt's renomina
tion will be the outcome ol" the pres
ent muss in which 'he party linds it
self. Opinions vary whether in I Uni
event the Repa bl ie'?ns would win or
lose. Some think thal Presiden i
Roosevelt is so strong willi the com
mon people Cou he would override
Others believe that the third lorin
question could be raised against
him willi effect. Si il I other., say it
would all depend upon 'he Demo
cratic nominee, and on thai side of
the question as io whether Hrynw
or Johnson would be tho strongei
mau lhere are as many opinions as
there are fac?is ?o a diamond.
PRANKS ot CUPID,
An Old Man and Ob! Woman Can
Mrs. Carrie KhnUOUr,, GS years ol
age. who lett Plymouth, Vu . recently,
saying thal she was going to visit
friends in Scranton, went Instead to
Dover. N. J., and was lhere married
to John I' .Johnson, who is 7f> years
?dd. They mei several months ago
and wore Infatuated with each other,
but while their friends knew this,
they did not expect they would bo
Johnson is a whiowoi with foui
children ami Mrs. Cannons, who is di
vorced, hits three children. Together
they have Lix grandchildren. They
will live in Morristown, N. Y.
Woman Lying ?o Cool of Rlood and
Her Husband shot.
Mrs. Kinma Rolss, aged 32 years,
wife ?d' Willirun I' Roiss, proprietor
ol' Old economy hotel, al Cconoiny
station, near Pttsblirg, Pa., was
found dead in a pool ol' blood in a
bed al her home, having been shol
through the henri. On Hie floor m ar
tin- bed lay her husband, With a dan
gerotIS pistol shot wound through his
UdUplc. Considerable mystery sur
rounds the affair.
PICK 101) CP AT SKA.
Thrilling Rescue of Twnly-Klght
Men hy a Steamship,
A thrilling rescue of shipwreck
ed mea was made during the trip of
lim steamship Vol arno, which picked
np i he i OT. floating near the al
most dlsmani'ed schooner Chnpgne,
which had : ll hit by a hurricane
Th rescue wi malle February 27th.
The steam diip reached New Yoth. on
On the D?sponsary Commission
by judge Pritchard in
COLUMBIA ON FRIDAY.
Commission Gi reit 1'ivo Days to De
cide as lo What They Wilt Do
ll ls Said They Will Hold Hie
Folland (Jo (<> dad lia! her Than
Obey -Judge Prit chard's Recent
The Columbio correspondent of
The News ?md Courier says the order
ol' Judge Pritchard granting a sup
ersodeas on conditions was not serv
ed until Friday when il was received
through the mail hy Chairman Mur
ray, of the dispensary wlnding-up
commission, and the other members
of the commission, as well as hy At
torney General Lyon from thc olino
of the clerk of tho Federal Court, in
The 01.?er is dated April S and re
quires compliance within live days
from dale of order, not live days from
servic<i. The commission will not give
tho heavy bond required by .lodge
Pritchard, and will not surrender thc
collateral, which requires t?> he sur
rendered, so that tho commission will
he in contempt in refusing to obey
the order lo deposit the collateral
with the Federal Court.
As a matter of fact the collateral
is not in the possession ol' the com
mission, lon is with the State Treas
urer, and has been in his poscssion
for a long time, men before the
.woks and records of tho dispensary
were pined in ?he Treasurer's vaults.
So that the commission can make
answer that the collatteral is not in
its posession at. all, and they cannot
comply with the primary and most
important condition of Judge Pril
Of course, if Judge Pritchard co.n.
get hold of tho collateral he has the
case in his hand absolutely, and, of
course, the State is not going lo sur
render tho collateral.
Judge Pritchard may serve an or
der on State Treasurer Jennings, hui
ii. happens that Capt. Jennings is in
Mississippi and not at this time in
tin- jurisdiction of Judge Pritchard s
Ile is having a pleasant visit out
there ;uiil is doubtless not In II hurry
to letton, ?nicas he ls requested to
come hoiuo by Governor Ansel. Tho
(lovel nor will not. however, ask the
treasurer to colite back ;<? give up
tie- collat?ral, and lu- will md. in
struct ans one to gtVo it np, because
the State is going to koop its hands
on th?- collateral.
Those collaterals were deposited as
security tor the deposits of the dis
pensary money willi Hie various
hanks ol' th.- State, and the banks
will not pay out i lie moue) Withotit
getting, (heir securities back. Tills
poim is itu- milk in thc cocon nut,
and th:. Stat?' holds the cocoanut. *
May lievicw Case.
Tlie State says an appeal lo the
United States circuit cou rt pf appeals
on som. ?round ls absolutely certain
and v. li.-a i hi.-, chu ri meets ii will be
presided over by Chief Justice Fuller
of the I'nilcd Stales supreme court.
li is believed that the chief jus
tice will temporarily, a: least, hold off
drastic tuition until he can hear the
iirgninents, the appeal having already
A dispatch from Asheville to The
Nows and Courier sax.s Judge Prit
chard Friday recelvol a letter from
.lu.-liee Kui 1er in reference to the
case, bul st a tod, as it was a private
letter, he Would not leter to its Con
tents. While the Chief Justice is
considering (lu- idea ol a special ses
sion, it is Milite probable thal no
move will bi- made in tin- ease here
or in South Carolina by the roeolv
I IVK CillBATtiHT MIA,
lu Private Life Invited to Attend a
W in. are (lie live greatest men in
the Fnithed Slates not in public
nie? According to President Uoose
velt. Ihcy are Crover Cleveland. An
drew Carnegie, John Mitchell, Wil
liam .1. Ilrynn and -Innes .1. Hill.
Tho President has Invited these
live io attend the big conference al
I he While UOU! e during I he w eek of
May ll lo discuss conservation ot
the natural resources ol' the country.
livery Governor of a State, Oflbl
aol olllcors, members of the United
Slates Supreme Court ami members
of Hie Inland Waterways, Commis
sion are to attend ollicially, hut. these
live men are singled out from Hu
Whole United Stales as live Individ
mils to ho Invited. They are all
NIGHT OF TERROR
Seven Persons Shot to Death and
Many Wounded in
THE CITY OF LISBON
Disputo Regarding Counting of Votos
in Municipal Elections Starts H ?ot
lu Church, from Willoh Guards
Fire, on Kcscigiiig Mob for Throe
Hours Until Ahl Arrives.-Groat
At LlBbon, Portugal, seven persons
were shot to death and fifty others
wounded by soldiers a fte ribo voting
in tho elections in that city bad end
ed. Tho rioting was widespread and
such was the confusion during tho
violent conflict between (he populace
and thc municipal guard that the
guardsmen, mistaking infantrymen
who had been called out for members
of Ibo mob, tired a volley into (heir
ranks, seriously wounding three of
The night was one of terror for
Lisbon, seemed suddenly aflame with
seething revolt. Hands of mon ran
wildly through tho streets, brandish
ing wonpons, while the sharp crack of
rifles was heard in various sections
of the city. Thousands of the most
peaceable citizens lied to I heir homos
just as they did on the night after
assassination of King Carlos and the
Tho principal rioting was tho result
of a dispute between th?' Republicans
and tho Monarchists regarding tho
counting of votes. The Repuoocnns,
who feared fraud at the various
Lisbon polling places, made a deter
mined stand for their rights at St.
Dominiques Church, whic h is in the
t entti-of the city, the district that is
practically tho stronghold of Repub
licans,] Both tho Republicans and
Momo/ hists kept a shari) watch
tjvroy ] ion.! I lie day. The voters, fol
?owhig i...* ancient custom of. vot
ing in Mic churches, they flied stead
ily, hui slowly, into the historic Dom
iniques and deposited their ballots in
the official voting boxes. When the
polls closed tho Monarchist election
ofllcors declared il was loo lalo lo
count tin.? votes and proposed lo keep
the list in thc church and count them
the next day. The Republicans lid
i?is refused to assent tn this, insist
iug upon au Immediate count, fol
lowed by ibo sealing of the boxes.
The difference between the olllcers
spread to the crowd thal wero in the
church and iii a moment blows were
.-.truck and thou a gen.-ral light, fol
fowed. Suddenly t lie municipal guard
arrived and cleared Cue edifice of tho
struggling combat ants al the point
Of the bayonet. In tho meant hue
the Cl'OWd outside Ol' tho church had
been greatly augmented and tho
guardsmen's appearance lit tho doors
after tho) had forced the people into
tho .streets was the signal l'or a show
er of stones, under which they were
forced lo retreat. As tllO> retired
they tired a volley froai luolr rifles,
bringing down several of the rioters.
The mob steadily increased and
shouts and imprecations and cries of
?inger were hoard on everyside.
! The rioters armed themselves anew
?ind soon the . dilue was literally shr
I rounded ..nd bcscigcd bj a maddened
Tin guardsmen fired intermittently
through the doorways, but the volleys
wore feeble ami ineffectual. Bven
tually, tin- commanding either placed
:i detail on Clo balcony over tho
main portal, from which point of
vantage the guardsmen flied roponl
edly int" the surging populace, and
wounded a largo nuiubor. Still the
mob did not give w?iy, but only at
tacked He- church the moro furiously.
Several ot the guardsmen wore
wounded, but the;, wei.' replaced on
Hie balcony by others and for three
hours I he light cont inned.
Then three companies of infantry
?ind a troop ol cavalry, with one but
tery appeared, driving all belote
WAS AFRAID OF HANKS.
So Hid His Money in Wall of His
Lacking tail h In banks as places ot
deposit for lils savings, William ll.
Wilkins, of Whitestone, L. f.. who
died recently ?it the age of eight-five,
devised a unique arrangement for the
safekeeping of Iiis money. Ile caused
a sort of repository to he built in
the wall back of his kitchen door fac
ing. After it was once sealed ho had
no way of opening his homo made
bank and he dropped money through
a slot from time to time. Prom tho
day he had the pl nco built n,i to
the time of tho death lie nevar dis
turbed lils hole in the wall savings
ihauk, in which Wits found t7,G8L\
MAY GO IN ARMY
MAJOR MK Ali JENKINS MAY GET
ills Prosent OlBc? Is Wanted for a
Mau Who Will Hustle for Taft
Zach McGee, Washington cor
respondent of The State, says Maj.
Micah Jenkins, collector ol' internal
revenue, is about to got involved in
the adininist ration's fight for dele
gates to (he Republican convention,
imt hy thc now popular process of
The following "hand out'* attests:
"ll is linderst ood thal (he secre
tary of war. nt the request of Com
missioner of Internal Revenue Cap
ers, contemplates the restoration in
the army of Maj. Micah J. Jenkins,
now collector of internal revenue at
Columbia, S. C., in such a way as to
he not. only congenial to the major,
hut lo operate as a distinct, compli
ment and promotion. This would
necessarily vacate the ellice of Ibo
collector of internal revenue at Col
umhia, now held hy Maj. Jenkins,
and il is also understood that Maj.
14. W. C. Ulalock and R. R. Tolbert
would he appointed, according lo the
recommendation made in that, con
nection by Capt. Capers."
It will he remembered that Major
Jenkins is a personal friend of one
T. lt., having been closely associated
with him in the Spanish war, be
cause of winch friendship he was ap
pointed to his present position.
Ile has performed the duties of in
ternal revenue collector acceptably
to his chief until now when, being a
Democrat, he is unable to perform
the principal duty of that office
which is to corral Republican dele
He can serve his country better in
the anny. Now one H. R. Tolbert is
an ideal mun for collector of internal
revenue, his especial qualification be
ing that at. this moment he is going
up and down in the State of South
Carolina trying to oust Capt. Capers
from tho high and- potent job of na
tional commtt?e?man, foy tho express
purpose of sending an anti-admin
istration d(d gent ion to Chicago. Hut
.Mr. Tolbert would, of course, rather
lu- collector of internal revenue. *
A SAD ANNIVERSARY.
(icu. I.ee Surrendered ai Appomattox
.Ul Years Ago Thursday.
Forty-three years ago last Thurs
day (len. Kobi. Iv Lee surrendered
to tho federal officers at Appomattox.
Col. r. lt. Brooks, whose memory
serves hint as well as his patriotism
and bravery served the "Lost. Caneo,"
says Tho State, called attention on
last Thursday night to the fact that
this is the anniversary of I ha', occa
sion when the South's proud and
beloved commanding general unused
his sword over to Grant and j-, ?ve up,
for the Confederates lae g?eat strag
gle against overwhohnht ? odds.
"Ho surrendered D,000 men and
muskets that day." says Col. Brooks.
. to a weil fed. well equipped irmy
ol 200.000. ll was useless to con
tinue thc hattie longer."
PRIEST COMMITS SUICIDE.
Keilor of Catholic Church Shoots
Himself Through Head.
The Kev. Father Joseph A. (?ra-j
ham. rector of tho Kornau Catholic
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, in I
Albany. W Y.. shot himself twice in
the heail Friday afternoon In his
study. Ile died almost instantly, th
the opinion of Dr. Burke, who was
called soon after the suicide was dis
covered, father Graham was not in
his righi mind.
Ile was a native ol' Albany and a
biol her ol' National Hank Examiner
Fdward .1. Graham. Father Graham
was about 4.'? years old and was re
garded as one of the most brilliant
men in the Albany diocese. He had
been poor in health and despond
AN OLD BRIDEGROOM.
Iowa Anil-Saloon Leader Weds Mrs.
Nellie Ingalls al Dctl'iot,
A dispatch from Fort Dodge, tova,
says: L. S Collin, founder of Hi pd
Hall and former president ol' Die An
ti-Saloon League of Iowa, wis ir?
ried Friday lo .Mrs. Nellie Ingall ol
Do* ?ot. Mr. Collin will celebrate bi.
eK?hly-flflh birth da: (oday, and upon
?his arrival ;il his uintry homo will
be given a reception by friends.
Ten Miners are Kl.'lcd.
A pedal dispatch te Batl Bng
land, says len miners lost their lives
in the Norton Hill colliery In Somor
IsetPhtro, Monda as a resul' of coal
Pirate Crew Capture Vessel anti
Murder All the Officers.
IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
Tho < 'apt ?.in mid the Moto Aro Driven
Into tho Sen With Tomnhnwks by
(he Seamen, Who Are Afterwards
Captured on Hoard a Derelict Ves
sel in Gilbert Island-They Will
Ile Doab With by the Authorities.
News has been brought to Victoria,
C.. by tho steamship Maroma,
which arrived one day last week of
a remarkable piracy and murder in
tho South Seas. The Captain and
nude of ?1 Callao schooner were at
tacked with a tomahawk and forced
to jump overboard by Joseph Mor
timer, a Rolglan; J. Taylor of Man
chester, and G. Jackson of London,
who then atole the schooner, tho
N'ouvre Tigre, of Callao, and started
for Australia. Tho vessel was wreck
ed in the Gilbert Islands, where she
wuH found by Captain Marshall, of
tho trading schooner Laurel, who re
j ported the piracy and murder to th?
authorities at Suva, where the men
were mndo prisoners. Jackson later
confessod. Ile said:
"The schooner sailed under tho
Italian flag, being owned by tho
master and mate, both of whom wero
forced to jump overboard.
"The schooner sailed out of Callao
early in November last, having on
board a crew of five, the captain and
mate, the cook (a Belgian) Joseph
Mortimer and myself as cabin boy,
and J. Taylor.
"The vessel had only got about 14
miles off the coast and the first day
from Callao when tho cook made an
attack on the mate and captain. Ho
rnhsed at the mate first and struck'
him in thc bond with a tomahawk.
Ho was ?foiled by tho blow but . j
quickly recovered himself and took
to the ridging. The captain, hearing
the scullle, came out of the cabin
and he was Immediately foiled by a
"Immediately afterward tho cook
got bis gun and forced first the mate
and then the skipper, to jump over
board. The mate sank, but tho skip
per struck put for the shore, distant
fourteen miles, and Jackson threw
him a plank. The cook threatened
Jackson, who agreed to assist in
working the schooner. The cargo was
jettisoned and they started for Aus
tralia. The vessel finally went asboro
In the dilbert group."
(?Ol' OFF LIGHT.
('leek Accused of Improper Conduct
Toward Two Young Girls.
Al Savannah. Qa., R. Rhett Wever,
a clerk in a shoe stott; was lined $;">()
hy tho recorder last week for having
written two notes for young girls
asking the principal of the school
they attended to excuse them for tho
day as they were unwell. He signed
Hi names of the girls' patents to tho
notes. The recorder looked upon the
matter as a very serious ono and
lined Wovor $50. Ile was unable to
pay it for several hours and had to
spend about halt' Hie day in jal' he
idie he secured the desired amount.
Ono of the young girls ?old her fatti
er some very bad stories ol' Wovcr's
conduct toward ber.
ON LAST IJBG OK JOUKNEV.
licet Left Magdalena Ray for Cor
onadt in Four Divisions.
Tho Atlantic flee! of IC battleships
bogan Sunday the last leg of Its
originally planned cruise from Hamp
ton Hoads to tho Golden Cate. Tho
lour divisions ol' the fleet weighed
anchor at 4 o'clock that afternoon,
and three-quarters of an hours later
were threading their way out of Mag
dalena Hay in the wake of the flag
WII<lJ I'UT IT BACK.
Certain Words to be Restored to tho
.Jackson M?otinMM '
A dispatch a? iden. <s. Tenn.,
says the won' ; 'The I .< M st. Ho
Preserved." a/0 to be 1 orod lo tho
monument 01 Andrew Jackson in
court house square. "Darli - dvll
war a local nfedt rate 1 ok
j a chisel ai.., 1*0113 vd M ds
from tho monun ni. sahl - wallo
way, a member of lie p rk commis
sion. "Now that Hi? f Iv is long
past, and we ar' al' . |> al of ;ho
union, lt seems > m that it would
he only prober J Hie liaguogo