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PI KENS SENTI NELJRNAE.
VOtered April 23,1903 at Pick en s, S. C., as scond clas natter, under act of Congress of March , 1879.
VOL xxx I. PICKENS, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEM5ER 25,1-1903, N
CHOSE BULLET TO
NOOSE OF HANGMAN
Execution of Peter Mort'en
son at Salt Lake Oty.
MtrtDERED JAMES R. HAY.
Body Was Found Buried in Shallow
Grave in Middle of Posture Not Far
From Mortensen' House with Bul
lot Hole In Head.
SWlt Lake, Nov. 20.-Poter Morten
sen, the convicted murderer of James
R. Hay, was shot to death in, the yard
of the state prison this morning for
the murder of James R. Hay on the
night of Doc. 16, 1901.
'The day following a roxrt was cir
culated that Hay, who was secretary
of the Pacific Lumber coinpany had,
absconded, taking with him $3,800 col
lected from Mortonsen on a -bill due to
the onpany. Martensen was Jn.
debted to the company fOr material
usod in hia contracting business and
had been urged to make a payment.
Deoember 16 he called at the office
of the company, said he had the money
in gold concealed- in his cellar and
asked Hay to come arouni that night
and get it. The men were neighbors.
Hay loft his house shortly after din.
nor that evening, stating Ithat he was
going to Mortenson's to collect sone
money. That was the last aeon of
him alive. Decem-bor 18 Hay's body
was found buried in a shallow grave
in .the middle of a pasture not far
from Mortenson's home. A bullet
hole through the head showed the
manner of death.
A strong chain of circumritantial
evidence was woven around Morten
sen at the trial and ho was pronunced
guilff on the first bgllot.
+ clCoice of doath by shooting or hang
Ing is givonl Uh0 condenmed In Uutah
and Mortonsen chose death by the
bullets of the prison guards.'
FORTY YEARS ON BENCH.
Pulilo Cailer of Judge Gary Without
Chicago, Nov. 20.--/oday marked
the fortieth consecutive year on the
t 'bench of Judge Joseph . (ary. Such
lengthy public career is said to be
without a parallol either in the Unit.
ed States or Groat MaItajnl among
Judge Gary has presided at many
memorable trials, notably that of the
anarchists, who were executed for
the bomb throwing in the Hlaym'arkot
square riot. Though 82 years old, he
retains the vigorous mind and firmness
of decision which have boon his pro
nouncod characteristics during this
long term as a jurist. ills bar asso.
clates today gathered at his courtroom
in large numbers to pay him their re
spocts in celebration of hia anniver
Thousands of Sheep Freezing.
Sidney, Nob., Nov. 20.-Passengeri
on eastbound Union Pacif c trains re
port 600,000 or more fshoop freezing
to death in deep snow drifts north of
F~vansvillo, Wyom., on the Oregor
,. TELEGRAPH IC BR'EVITIES,
Sponcor3assett, p'rofoeoft Dn
Ilih in Trinity college, of D~urhamn, ~N
C. has resigned because of the storn;
of criticism created by his article, h:
which ho declared Booker Washin~g
ton the greatest man the south has
.prothuced in the inst century, with thE
single exception of General Lee.
Dy a large veo the Mississippi sy
nod favored the establishment of the
big Presbyterian university in Atlan
ta. Fiavorable action is expectedl tronr
Athe Louisiana synod.
The house, by a rising vote, of 83i
to 21, passed the bil1l to make effectivq
the Cuban treaty.
The American Federa-tion of Labol
has dlisposed of the "open shop" is
sue as raised in thme case of W. M. Mil
ler, employed ini the government print
ing office 'by dlelarin~g for the uniot
shop in governme~nt as well as in .pri
wy4at tr prises.
John Albxander Dowie has issued 4
call for $2,000,000. Hie orders his foi
-lowers to soll their property and givE
him the proceeds.
The statemont was made to the char
Sty workers in convention at Philadol
phia that there are 150,000) tramps i
Mary Bullivan, who has been writini
threatening letters to -President Roose
, 'volt, has been dleclared insane at Ohi
Marki Hanna has written to a friend
in Kansas saying that noe will not be ?
candidiate for the presidiential nomina
J~espite protests President R'oose
volt will renominate Joshua Wilson, u
negro, for postmaster at Florence
Because her face had1 been muarred
at b ill health, Mrs. Ida Brennan killel
STATE OF TRADE.
Report of the international Mercantile
Now York, Nov. 20.-Jelegraphic
advices from correapondents of the
International. Mercantilo. Agency
Agency, throughout the United States
and Canada regard4ng the stato of
trade, are summarized as follows:
The week has made it plain that
procosecs of readjustment and curb
in prices in industrial lines, together
with conservatism among conmercial
buyers, will more than offsot the in.
creased promise of agricuiural pros.
perity4 Except in metals and textiles,
leading industries report encouraging
activity. Shoo shipments from Bog
ton are larger than a year ago. While
Philadelphia textile mills are on half
time, southorn cotton mills are diraw
Ing funde froely from Baltimore and
other )oints with which to purchase
stock. Reports of friction between
the steel corporation and independent
producers are exaggerated. Efforts od
northern buyers to break southern pig
Iron price3 have been sufficiently un
succesful to encourage makers. Tho
only serious industrial storni centers
are in Colorado and at Chicego. Those
at Pittsburg and at New York am
Financially, the situation has Improv
ed since the movement of IEuropean
gold this way.
The cold snap has stinmulated buy.
ing of dry goods, clothing and othef
Montreal reports a steady demand
for staples at firm prices and busl
nos very active. Toronto advices
are of greatly stilmulated sales by
reason of the cold weather. Farmers
are now rushing grain to shipping
points. Fun-d( at Dominion financial
centers remain comparatively easy.
NOT EAGER FOR WAR.
But Japan Stands Ever Ready to De.
'New York, Nov. 20.-Ci)unt Ki-l
sura, the Japanese premier, I quet.
ed by the Tokio correspondent of the
Manchester Guardian to the effects tha4
ft is a great mistake to think that
the Japanese are eager to fight, says
a Liorald dispatch from London.
"The outer world," he sand.' "is
told of one man who shouts for war,
but the ninety-nine who do not prv
"If war should be fireed upon us,
thot is another thing. We are abso
lutely prepared to defend our nation.
al existence at any mmoent. ( leel
surb there is no danger of any sueh
emergency, but we are ready. Jepan
Lemands that the sorereign righto ol
China and the "open door" fMW free
trade should be maintained. In thie
Great Britain and the United States
support her. I don' think that Ru4
sia will or can object, but of course,
I cannot -tell you anything about the
negotiations now pending."
FARMER'S FATAL MISTAK$.
Took Morphine instead of Quinine, it
Fairburn, Ga., NoNv. 20.-J. V. T.
Ellington, a well knbwn citizen ol
Fayette county, residing 6 or 7 miles
from this place, died suddenWy and
undler ra thor lporculiar circumstancei
Hie was in the habit of taking doe
of quinine before eating -breakfast,
and it is though-t possible he may havi
taken strychnine by mistake On the
morning of his death,
Af-tor taking the meddcihe. and eat,
ing his breakfast he went oeit to his
turnil) Ipatch and gathered some tur'
niplS. Recturning to the house hoecoms
lplained of feeling badly and laid dowit
en a bed.
He was soon taken with convui.
sione and died boore muqiical aid
could roach him..
Jealous Man Stabbed Actress.
Pais, Nov. 20.--Gabrielle Chiabriaz
known on the music hall stago by the
name of Paquerette, was stabbed in 8
cab yesterd'ay b~y Charles Blertrouax
also connected with the stage and with
whom the woman formerly lived. Al
though 16 wounds wore in-flicted, hot
condition is not -eonailderedl serious
TPhe motive of Bertrouax was the ro
fusal of the wvomarn to resume her for
mor relations with him.
Narrowly Escaped Destruction,
Chicago, Nov. 20.-The law and med
tcal dleIptment of the Western Uni
versity narrowly escap~ed dlestruction
tod-ay. The flames started from a d1o
feetivo olecric light wire On the
fourth floor of the building, which
wvas formerly the Fromont house, and
later burning ou-t a lecture room, crept
up an elevator shaft to the seventh
floor, whlere a clinic room was de
stroyed. Tlhe loss Is $10,000.
Ground to Death in Gin,
Lafayette. Ga., Nov. g20.---Sam An.
ro'ws. a 1 6-year-oldl boy, met a hor
rible dthl here, being literally ground
to pieces. Hie was feedIng at a cot
ton gin when he In some way fell intc
the hopper' and it wvas sevoral minutea
hoforo hto was dIicoveredi. The bodp
was horribly nuitilated.
ON BIG FOUR ROAD
A Head-on Collision Ooours
Near Maokinaw. Ill.
BODIES BURIED UNDER DIMBRIS,
Known List of Dead at Lart Accounts
Was 32 and the injured 17-Traok
Reported To Be Still Blocked-,Corn
- Peoria, Ills., Nov. 2.-Thirty-one
men - were killed and 15 injured in
a headion collision, betweon a west
bound freight and a work train on the
Big Four railroad betweon Mackin
naw and Tremont Thursday afternoon.
Up to the present time, the bodies
of 26 victims havo beon taken from
the mass of debris, which is piled 30
feet high on the tracks, while flive yet
romain buried under a huge pil of
broken timber, twisted and' distortod
iron and stool. So far only 11 of
the victims have been identified, the
remaining being unrecognizablo.
All 'the dead and most of the injured
were mem-bers of the work train, and
the crews on both engines jumpink in
time to snve thoir lives. The colli
sion occurred in a deep cut at the
beginning of a oharp curve, neither
train being visible to the crow of the
other until they were with-in 50 feet
feet. The two trains struck with such
force that the sound was heard for
miles around. A second after the
collision the boiler of the work train
exploded with terrific force (hrowing
heavy iron bars and splinters of wood
to a distance of 200 feet.
KNOWN LIST OF DEAD.
Fatalities In Accident on Big Four
Bfoomington, Ill., - Nov. 20.-'Phe
known list of the dead in the Mein
ert wreck is 32 and the injured 17.
'rhe track is still blocked, and will
be for the greater part of the day. Al
trains on the Big Four are using the
tracks of the Lake Erie and Wostern
between Bloomington and Peoria.
Conductor Judge, who was on the
freight train running west, said he
had orders to wait at Muckinaw until
2:40 for the work train. Hoobeyed
the orders and stayed there until that
time, when the work train, not com
ing in, he supposed that it had side
tracked at Tremont and, accordingly,
he started ahead. lie was running
along at a brisk rate of speed when
the engine of the work train appeared
in sight. Both engineers applied the
41? brakes and then, together with
their firemen, jumped for their: lives.
None of the trainmen, with the ex
ception of Brakeman Harmon, whose
arm was broken, were injured.
AT NATIONAL CAPITOL.
Short Session House-Oath Adminis
tered to Claude Kitchen.
Washington, Nov. 20.-The house
was in sOssion only 5 minute today
After the oath was admli'stered tc
Claude Kichen( N. C.) the house, al
12:06 p. m. adjourned until Tuesday.
Ratification of Treaty.
At the cabinet meeting to it was do
cided' to make no effort to ratify the
isthmian canal treaty here until it is
ratioed at Panama.
Satisfied with Treaty.
Thl'e commission from Panama, ac
companied by the Panama minister,
M. Philippe Brunau-Vrilla., was re
ceived at the state doepartment today
by Secretary Hay. TPie exchanges,
while informal, were most cordial and
were in IEnglish. Dr. Amnador in
formed the secretary that the convm.is
sioners had carefully j'Ispected the
Hay-Gunau-Varilla treaty and dlesired
to take this opportunity of expressing
their entire satisfaction with its terma.
Dr. Amador assured the secretary that
no time would be lost in its ratifica,
tion b~y the Panama govezn-monit.
Despiba Law Fight Pufed Off.
Now York, Nov. 20.-Despite the
law the 16-round privso fight war
brought off in the heart of the city
between WVilliam Shumaker, of New~
York, and William Murphy, feather
weights. 'The former got the deci.
Bion. A big crowd witnessedl the bat
tle which occurred in a Thirty-third
street hall. It is said, a police sor
goant officiated as referee.
Recognition is Justified.
'New York, Nov. 20.-The Tribune,
President Roca's grgan, p)ublishes, says
a Herald dis patef Wfrom Buenos Ayres,
an article in which It says the rocog'
nition of the now government of Pan
ama by the United States is fully jua.
tifled b~y the state of anarchy rolgning
in Colomrbia for many ye9t.r -
Judge Speer Closes Court.
Augustaam, Ga., Nov. 20--Judge Speer
has wound up the business of the Unir
ed States court and with the other
court officers loft for Savannah.
BANQUET COMMERCIAL CLUB.
Govcrnor Montague, pf Virginia, Do
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 20.-At the
annual bn:iquet of the Cpmmorcial
club last night Governor Montague, of
Virginia, spokoe on "The Supremacy
and Opportunity of the Amcxrican Re
public." Ho said:
"What will best give American peo
ple their boet opportunity? We have
neglocted largely the old-fashioned
public hlghw.ay. No civilisation has
ever outlived the common road. Our
public highways shofild no longer ro.
main a social and industrial blockade
to ou-r peoplo. We want a wider and
more practical system of our public
school education. Our system is for
opportanity to serve. We are too
prone-to make education a short road
to leisure. The negro man has seen
the white educated man the only man
In his community who did not work. It
bas been a atumbling block tohim.
"Wealth has not made ien, but it is
the consciousness in men that makes
them winnors. The American wage
earner producce twice as much as any
other in the world and our captains of
industry would not be such in other
countries. The most efficient laborer
the world over knew, originated in
the A'merican republic and goes to
build up that unification of people, pa
triotism which is the duty everywhere
to stintd for all that Id bedt for the
BRYAN IN ENdLAN-1D.
Nebraskan Visits Many Points of in.
New York, Nov. 20.-W. J. Bryan,
who is vi $ting England for the first
time, devoted the firat day of his stay
here to olghtseeing, says a London dis
patch to The fierald. He caHed on
the Anerican an-bassador to whom
had a letter from Secretary Hay;
went to Westminster abbey, saw the
king and queen of Italy on their way
to the Guild Hall and heard H. S. As.
quitbh deliver a speech. He is going
to hear Mr. Chamberlain. I
Mr. Bryan said the Asquith meet.
ing had a strangely familiar atmo
sphere and that the arguments had a
ring not at all foreign. He was great
ly surprised on entering the hall to re
ceive recognition by a round of ap
Almbabssador Choate will entertai
Mr. Bryan next Wednesday at dinner
at Oarloton house terrace, whero he
wilt be given an opportunity of meet.
ing a large number of men prominent
in public life.
USED GUN ON DEPUTY.
Killed as He Was Passing Home of
Lawtoy, Fla., Nov. 20.-Doputy
Sheriff H. 0. Richard vas shot and
killed as he was driving by the home
of Bennett brothers. A double-bar
reled shotgun was used and death waa
Richard had attempted to bring the
Bonneta to justice for several alleged
crimes. One of the charges againsi
J. R. Bennett, who is chairman ol
the board of commissioners of Brad.
ford county, was poonago, being ap
eused of holding a young g-irl in eu
tody -against her will. For this he
was indicted by the grand Jury in the
United States court and is now await
A few days ago J. R. Dennett shot
at Richard, who saved himself by fall
lng to the ground, and afterwardle
shot at Bonnett three times, who tooki
refuge behind the counter of his storn
Richard is a man of p'ominont fam
ily. The Bennetts are among the
moot prominent businoss men in the
county. Sheriff Johns, with a posse
is pursuing them.
PROVED TO BE WRONG MAN.
Wife Buries Corpse Thinking It To Be
Philadelphia, Nov. 20.-4iwardi
Wynno has boon arrestedl on a com
plaint charging him with having dlesert,
ed his wife 19 years ago.'
Thinking the body of a sohlir In the~
almnehouse at Cleveland was that of het
husband, Mrs. WynnIo buried it andI col
iect'ad the life insurance. She had
sulpported hersolf for tho kvst 19 yoarr
and never dloubtedl tha-t her husband
Was dead until rcently' whlen he wVas
identiflod in this city by is son.
SIEGE AT SAN DOMiNGO.
Fighting Occurs Daily-cit'y Short of
New York, Nov. 20.--Ouelito Bechar
do has been appointeod chief of the rov
ohitronary forces which are befsioginp
San Domingo says a Herald dispateb
from Puerto Plata. President , (il
has 1,000 soldiers defending the capi
tol.. The fighting takes laceV thor(
dailty. The city is short of moat, milkC
coal and vego
To Increase CapacIty.
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 20.-'Pho capac.
it.y of the Girard cotton tnills is to b~e
increased. An addition of 50 more
looms is to he made within a shori
time. 'rho Girar4 mill was built only
a year ago. It. bha already prover,
BIG FIRE OCCURS
AT LOUISYILLE, KY
Old Masonio Temple Burned
Occupied Half Bieck.
LOSS OF QUARTER OF A MILLION,
Fra Suppoed To Have Started in
Ooenory on 8tage of Theator--In
Tima Past This- Was the Principal
Playr.ouao of Louisville.
Louisville, Nov. 20.-Fire early to
day deutroyod the old Masonic toemple
occupying 11alf the block bounded by
1'4>urth, FItth, Grobn and Jefferson
etroets, in the heart of the retail bus
inoas dia.trict. '1he losa id about a
quartrur of a million dollara, divided
Masonic Tenple building $125.00;
Hopkins theater, scenery and proper
J. W. 1i"wler Drug company $36,
000; ineurnuco $14,000.
Byck Bros., shoes, $15,000.
Boston Shoe company, ,$16,000.
Manu-facturers Shoe company, $5,000.
Rodgers & Krull. jewelems, $40,000.
Charles B. Smith's Sun, hatters, $16..
000; in3urance $11,000.
J. T. Johneon & 00., opticians,
Heath's Billiard Parlor, $7,500; in
English Kitchen Restaurant, $1,000.
W. 1). Gatchell & Oo., photograph
Badgoly & Graham, photograph sup
The fire is supposed to have started
in 'the scenery on the stage of the the
atf'f. The losses to the tenants of the
building will be heavier than ordinari
ly, owing to the high rate charged for
insurance. The underwriters made
a rate of $8.85 because of the construe
tton of the buildiing, and because of
the fact that it contained a theater.
The heavy expense of carrying .insur
gnce caused the owners to carry as
small an amount as they considered
safe, and several were unable to place
as much as they desired because of the
unwillingness of insurance companies
to handle the risk.
There were seven acts on at the
Masonic theater this week and the
people presenting them lost their ef
1iarry Howard, whose home Is in
BlYomington 1111.. lost several dogs
and nonkeys and the Kauffman troup
is short 14 high-priced bicycles. The
theater is owned by Colonel John D.
Hiopkins, of St. Louis.
The building, which was erected in
1864, is a total losA. At ore time It
was the principal 'theator of Louis
ville, and all the famous aotors and
actresses of the day made their ap
The Masonic fratornity recently dedi.
eated a temple at Fourth and Chestnut
streets, and had removed' all their ef.
fects to their new home.
The building was owned by Lau.
rence and Sanders Jonesfl who had
recently exponded nearly $40,000 in
$200,000 Fire at Butler, Pa.
T'utler, Pa., Nov. 20.-eire in the
Park theater building early today de
stroyedi p~roporty valued at $20,00
The failing walls buriede a num-'bor
of firemen under a mass of brick and
burning timner-, and Chief Jacob Blurch
hol'tor, Fhrankc Ziegler, Charles D~ow
ales and Alber-t Walters were ser-iona
ly hurt. The fire was evidently caused
by an explosion of gas in the basement
of the theater building. Several other
structures were also burned.
Fire in Laurens Mills.
(i-roonvillo, 8. C., Nov. 20--A tele
phone mionago from L.auro-ns says
that a small fire started in the duet
room of the Laurons cotton mill. The
flames were promptly extinguished
and the damnage was only nominal.
Fire Less $50,000.
flocheater, N. Y., Nov. 20.-Piire
Which started in the Clark block In
BIatavia tod$ay did $50,000 damage.
Little Child Fatally Burned.
Vflldosta,. Ga., Nov. 20-'rhe 15
mfonlth4-old dlaughter of Mr. anid Mrs.
J1. WV. Kemp. who reside several m''os
sou S' of Valdoi'~ta, was so badly b~urn
edi that it died( Thursday nIght. The
little girl was left by her mother a
fow minutos in a room containing an
opon fire place, andi is suppose4d to
have taken some of the burning splint
era in her hap, setting her clothing on
fitro. A woolen hld which the child
wore was burned to a cr-isp on its
head and the balance of its 'elothing
was burned nearly off.
Secret Locked With Death.
D~enver, Colo., Nov. 20.--Joseph So
rice, who was shot Wednesday nighi
in the dlesperate struggle. with Fath
er Lejor-e, succ-um.bed to his woundt~
early today. Sorice refused to makt
any statement and( the secret of the
traged'y was probably lost 'forevet.
When death claimed both men,
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The first union district of the
Twelve Mile River Association, com.
posed of the following churches, viz:
Holly Springs, Saluda Hill, Mount
Tabor, Camp Creek, Six Mile, Plons
ant Hill, Prater's Crok, Shady Grove,
Concord, Antioch, Eustutoe, Rocky
Bottom Horso Pasture Secona are re
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Afeeting to meet at Concord Baptist
church on Saturday the 28th of No
vember, at 10 o'cloclk a. in.
The following is the program.
Devotional exercises thirty min
ates, conducted by Rev. W. U. Sea
Introductory sermon by Rev. 13. C.
Query 1. Why do not all of our
3hurch members attend Lho confor.
anco meetings of their churches?
Opened by T. H. Stewart.
Query 2. Wha can we do to make
'ur nion meetings more eflective?
Q-uestion b)ox and~ Sunday services
to be arranged at meetinig.
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