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NBLISHED 1865.NEWBERRY. S. ., FRID Y, SEPTEBER 5, 1902 TWICEAWEEK.81.50 A YEAE
The President Has
A Very Close Call.
SIs CARRIAGE TORN TO PIECES BY A
A Secret Serviee Man Killed-The President,
Governor Crane and Mr. Corlelyou All
Sustained Slight Injuries But.
Resumed Their Journey.
Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 3.-The
drag containing President Roosevelt
- and his party on the way from Pitts.
field to Lenox was struck by an elec
trio car today and the president was
slightly cut and braised. Secret
Service Agent Craig was killed.
Secretary Cortelyou was slightly in
jured. The driver of the coach was
The motorman and conductor of
the car wereplaced under arrest.
The president was able to resume
his journey to Lenox but sent word
ahead that there should be no cheer
HOW IT OCCURRED.
The President of the United States
escaped atragic death by only a few
feet in a collision between his car
rnage and an electric car in this city
today, while one of his most trusted
guards Secret Service Agent Wm.
Qraig, was instantly killed, and Da
r i J. Pratt of Dalton, who was guid
- big the horses attached to the vehicle,
and seriously injured. President
-Roosevelt himself was badly shaken
; p but received only a slight facial
Secretary Cortelyou, who oecupied
a seat opposite the chief executive in
thelandeau, sustained a minor wound
a" the back of the head and Gov.
rane, who sat beside the president,
e xtricated himself from the wreck
practically without a scratch. The
cariage was demolished by the Im
pact. of the kapidly moving car and
the wheel horse on the side nearest
oar was killed outright, the crew
a. d passengers of the car escaping
The president and party were driv
7 ng from this city to Lenox through
South street, one of the principal
thoroughfares of Pittsfield, which
was lined with cheering people and
bhe catastrophe occurred in plain
~w of hundreds, whose happiness
,t the advent ofthe nation's chief
wa suddenly turned to grief.
Thousands had .poured into the
city in the early morning from the
nearby country to see and hear the
president and his address at the city
park bad been loudly cheered. At
the conclusion of the exercises he
wished to make a brief call on Henry
L Dawes, formerly United States
senator, whose house in Elm street
Sis but a short distance from the park.
The president's carriage, in which
he had ridden in from Gov. Crane's
home at Dalton, was accordingly
driven to the Dawes residence and
carriages containing a number of
other gentlemen in the party followed.
President Roosevelt's call was a
short one and then the carriages re
turned to the city square.
IN A BROAD HIGHWAY.
Out through South street is a broad,
smooth highway. The tracks of the
Pittsfield Electric street railway are
laid in the~ centre of the road with
ample room .for teams cn each side,
and scores of vehicles of every de
scription followed along this road
behind the president's party.
Shortly after he left the park an
electric car which had been filled
with passengers at that point, started
toward Lenox well behind the pro
cession. It passed all of the teams
and was about a mile and a half out
from the city at the beginning of
Howard hill and was nearly up to
the president's carriage, which was
traveling on the west side of the
Just at the foot of Howard bill the
road bends a little and teams are
compelled to cross the street railway
% tracks to the east side. The railroad
then continues at one side of the
street instead of in the centre. Just
at this point the up.grade of the hill
begins and but a short distance t>e
-yond the crossing there is a narrow
bridge spanning a small brook.
CROSSED THE ROAD.
The troiley car approached the.
road, crossing under a good head of
speed with gong clanging just as the
driver of the president's carriage
turned his leaders to cross the tracks.
On each side of the chief executive's
carriage rode two mounted troopers
of the local cavalry company and the
horsemen on the left of the landau
had turned on the track with the
trolly car immediately behind them,
though some yards distant.
Alarmed by the Clanging gong,
they both turned in their saddles
and waved vigorously to the motor
man to stop his car. Almost at the
same instant Gov. Crane, who quick
ly perceived the danger, rose to his
feet and likewise motioned to the
motorman. The latter in great ex
citement desperately tried to stop
his car but it was too late. It crashed
into the carriage just as a loud moan
went up from the frenzied onlookers
who thronged the roadside and who
but a moment before were cheering
The horsemen managed to get the
frightened animals out of the way
just in time and the car struck the
near wheeler of the carriage on the
left side and ploughed through to
the front wheel of the vehicle which
received the full force of the blow.
The carriage was upset in the tWi -
ling of an eye and one horse i
dead on the tracks. The other three
powerful grays attached to the ve
hicle started to run and dragged by
them and pushed by the force of the
car the wrecked carriage was moved
30 or 40 feet.
PASSED OVER HIS BODY.
Mr. Craig fell from his seat im.
mediately in front of the car and it
passed completely over his body.
Driver Pratt in falling struck the
dead hQrse immediately in front of
him and rolled off clear of the car,
thus escaping a similar fate. Presi
dent Roosevelt, Gov. Crane and Sec.
retary Cortelyou were thrown to
gether in the bottom of the carriage.
Almost immediately a score of
men jumped to the head of the fright
ned horses and stopped their fur
ther progress. Gov. Crane 'was the
frst to get to his feet, escaping en
irely unhurt. He turned immedi
ately to the president, helped the
latter to arise and together they as
sisted Secretary Cortelyou.
THE PREsIDENT BLEEDING.
The president's lip was cut and
blood was flowing from the wound.
His clothing was disarranged and he
was much shaken up. Secretary
ortelvou had a severe wound in the
back of his head from which blood
was flowing freely.
Tbe president quickly regained his
omposure and the three sooh after
repaired to the residence of Charles
R. Stevens near the scene of the
accident. Mr. Craig's body was
found just behind the car. His
shoulders and chest were crushed
and the body frightfully ruangled.
Driver Pratt was found unconscious
in -the road, his shoulder was dislo.
ated, his ankle sprained and his
face badly cut and bruised. He was
immediately placed in a carriage and
taken to the House of Mercy, where
e was attended by Drs. Flynn and
Paddock, whlo tonight say that he
CHARGED WITH MANsLAUGHTER.
Bail for the motorman of $5,000
was furnished by ex-Alderman Mau
rice J. Madden, his brother, and
Patrick H. Dolan, manager of the
Pittsfield Street Railway Company.
Kelly was baled in the sum of $2,500
by Mr. Dolan. Kelly is 25 years of
age, single, and has been employed
on the railroad for three years.
Motorman Madden is 32 years old
and has a wife and five children.
Madden and Kelly probably will be
arraigned in the district court to
morrow morning on the charge of
THE MORTORMAN' S STORY.
Enclid Madden, the mortorman, in
telling his story says that the ear
was No. 20, which had motors of 60
horse power. The car is not fitted
with air brakes. On account of the
presidential exercises he says that
the rauining schedule on all lines
of the company's streets were dis
As he passed over the railroad
bridge about 359 or 400 feet from the
scene of the accident he says he shut
off the power and put on the brakes,
the car then being on a down grade.
He says there were teams on both
sides of the track and he was exer
cising every care to avoid an acci
dent. In his opinion the car was
not running over eight miles an hour;
he received no warning to stop and
did not see the mounted men or Gov.
Crane waving their hands to come to
standstill. According to Madden's
story, ther^ was plenty of room for
the presiudat's carriage to have
passed on the west side of the trolley
track and he would have had plenty
of time to have passed the president's
carriage before the turn was made
to the east side of the road. He
said that the leading horses were
turned short across the track. He
could not tell just how the ear struck
the carriage, but. he says he reversed
the power and went for the brake
just as quickly as possible when he
saw the horses turn on the track.
He said it was dusty and with diffi
culty he saw what was going on.
THE PRESIDENT CALM. 3
Eye witnesses say the president
was calm and collected, and deplored
the death of Craig. "He was the
most faitlIul man I ever knew," said
he, "my children fairly worshipped
When Craig saw the impending
danger and that a collision could not
be averted he was heard to say:
"Oh, my God," and then he was
hurled through the air and fell un
der the car wheels. When the pres
iuent got out of the wreck he asked
the motorman. "Why were you
running your car like that?" which
brought only the response "because
I had the right of way."
The president said that when he
saw the car coming at such terrific
speed he felt that all in the carriage
would surely be killed.
According to another story the
president was stunned for but a sec
ond, and springing to his feet walked
back about 15 yards to where the
trolley had stopped and told the mo
torman that dinless the oar had got
ten beyond his control, which did
not seem possible, in view of the
way it had stopped, he had commit
ted an act of criminal recklessness
which had resulted in the death of
at least one man. Officials of the
road deny that the motorman was
instructed to run through withbut
stopping' and say the car was not
running at a high rate of speed.
MR. AIKEN's VOTE.
How He Was s'upported in the C3ommunity
Where Be Was Raised.
[Anderson Daily Mail.]
In the card in Sunday's issue of
the Daily Mail attention was called
to the vote of Dr. Smith in Pickens
County and of Mr. Aiken's vote in
Abbeville County with the evident
purpose of disparaging the latter's
standing at his home. Now let's
compare facts and figures. In Pick
ens Dr. Smith had no opposition,
and out of 2,469 votes he received
1,660, losing 809 votes. In Abbe
ville County, where Mr. Aiken had
strong opposition in ex.Senator Mc
Calla and Senator GraydQn, McCalla
received 718 votes, Aiken 690, Gray
don 651. In the town of Abbeville,
where Mr. Graydon has lived over
20 years and Mr. A iken for seven
years, Giraydon ran 16 votes behind
SIn the community of Cokesbury,
Hodges and Coronaca, in Greenwood
County, where both Aiken and Gray
don were raised, the vote there was
246 and Aiken received 207 of them.
This statement is simply made in
fairness to Mr. Aiken and is just a
little information for the public.
From the number of votes Mr.
Aiken received in the primary I think
that it is pretty well conceded that
he is the man to represent our dis
trict in congress.
To send Wyastt Aiken to congress
I am sure would be no discredit to
the name our forefathers were so
loyal to, but am positive would be a
credit to this district and so we would
elect a thoroughly conscientious man,
and one thatt would represent us well.
s. J' Meuly
will lorwara it to the mate Doaru o
education, in case the examinatioi
papers meet the requirements se
forth in the next paragraph.
The written examination befor
the county board will be on the reg
ular first grade questions and also or
additional questions. These addi
tional questions are printed on a sep
arate sheet, and will not be handet
out by the county board until the ex
amination on the first grade ques
tions is extended and the applican1
is ready to enter upon and completf
at that sitting the additional exami.
nation. It is probable that anotbei
day should be given for this. But
the county board can judge.
The county board will mark the
answers to the first questions, and
unless the applicant averages 90 pei
cent. will not forward' the applica
tion for a State certificate. If, how.
ever, the applicant averages 90 pei
cent. by the grading of the county
board on the first grade questions
then the entire examination papers
(answers to the first grade questiom
and to the additional questions, and
the collateral information here asked
for) will be sent to the State board
of education at Columbia, which will,
according to its own standard of
making, regrade the answers to the
first grade quertions and also grade
the answers of the collateral informa
tion furnished. Upon the joint re
salt, the State board will then de
cide whether or not to issue the
After the examination on the 13th
of June, 1902, an appliant for thi
State certificate should -make appli
cation at least one monta in advance
of the time of the regul.r county ex
amination in order that the State
superintendent may know how many
sets of additional questions to send to
the proper county.
John J. McMahan,
State Sup't of Education.
Note.-The applicant for a State
certificate will write, on separate pa
pEr, on one side only, the answer t.
the following questions: The ques.
ions are so numerous, not because
each applicant is expected to give
affirmative information under each
head, but because it is wished to re
mind the applicant of any and all
kinds of information that may be.sig
Tell what college you have attend
ed, and through what grades.
Tell 'what summer schools for teach
era you have attended, and what
courses you have completed.
State as accurately as you can
the schools you have taught, the
length of each session, the salary,
the grade of work done.
Name the subjects and the grades
that you are prepared to teach.
Name those that you prefer tc
Name the educational associations
of which you are an active member.
State under each of the following
heads the books (not more than five
of each,) which you have read tho
roughly and of which you have at
History and biography; Engl ish
literature-classic; English and Amer
ican literature- recent; pedagogy;
Name some of the best books you
have read (on any subject) in thE
last two years.
Name the educational papers and
magazines that you read.
Give the name and postoffices of
five persons as references to vouch
or you on some of the following
matters: Moral character; success
in gaining co.operation of pupils and
parents; tact in directing and con
trolling pupils; interest in work; en
ergy ; enthusiasm; skill in instructing
power in stimulating .pnpils to dc
their best; influence over pupils out
of school; efforts for self improve
ment; manners as influencing thos
of pupils; capacity for wore; kind oi
school work for which you can b4
President oIn Trosts.
Fitchburg, Mass., Sept. 2.-Roose
velt in his speech this afternoon an
swered his critics regarding the trus
question. He said congress can'
deal with the trusts until -the consti
tution is amended so that they wil
be empoweredl to prevent combina
A NEW CERTIFICATE
GOOD FOR TEN YEARS WITHOUT FUR
The State Board of Educatioq-A Special
Meeting to Dispose of Appeal Cases
from Hartsville and Kings
[The State, 3d.]
The State board of education met
in Columbia at 4 p. m. yesterday.
The following members were present:
Prof. A. R. Banks of Rock Hill, Prof.
H. T. Cook of Greenville, Prof. J. I.
McCain of Due West, Prof Graves L.
Knight of Graniteville, Prof.' J. B.
O'Neall Holloway of Elloree, Hon.
W. A. Brown of Marion, together
with Governor McSweeney and Sn
perintendent of Education McMahan.
An appeal from the decision of the
county board of education in Harts
ville was considered, and the;county
board was sustained.
This permits the people of Harts
ville to vote upon the question of
levying an extra tax of three mills
for their public school. Judge Watts
has issued an injunction against the
holding of the election pending the
determination of the appeal to the
State board. ,
An appeal from the decision of the
county board in Williamsburg was
sustained. The county board had
ordered the trustees to establish an
additional school "on the lower side
of the creek," although no pupil had
to walk more than two miles to the
present centrally located school and
the money suffices for only one school
of average session.
The death of Mr. W. W. F. Bright
county superintendent of education
in Pickens, was reported and the
matter. of appointing his successor
was referred to the governor and the
superintendent of education with
power to act. A committee consist
ing of Messrs. tCook, McCain and Mc
Mahan was appointed to prepare a
suitable letter to the family, Mr.
Bright being an exceptionally effi
ient officer of many years' service,
and being known personally to sev
eral mem,bers of the board.
Some State certificates were issued
and exetgses for non attendance upon
summer schools passed upon.
The rule in regard to the renewal
of certificates by county boards of
education was amended by adding
the words, "said renewal to be for
two years or for less time in the dis
cretion of the county board."
Mr. J. B. O'Neall Holloway was
added to the committee on examina
tions and the committee on course of.
Mrs. C. E. Means' forthcoming
book on men and women o' South
Carolina was approved as a supple
mentary reader in the fourth" and
fifth grades of the public schools.
At 7 the board took a recess till 8
o'clock, when it met and considered
the papers of two applicants for the
State ten-year certificate.
This certificate is a new thing. It
was proposed and determined upon
at the May meeting of the board,
and the secretary was authorized to
preparee.nd issue a statement for the
information of any teachers wbo may
hereafter wish to apply for this cer
tificate. Thia circular of informa
tion has been distributed through
couty superintendents and others.
It marks a departure and is intended
to afford some recognition of profes
sional teachers of ability and success.
TEN- YEAR CERTIFICATES.
The board granted a ten-year cer
tificate to Mr. B. Y. Culbertson of
Maddenis, Laurens County, who
stood the examination very success
fully. -Mr. McMahan in writing of
these certificates, gives the following
A State certificate of qualification
to teach will hereafter be issued by
the State board of education upon
the joint consideration of a written
examination and of collateral evi
dance of educational preparation, ex
perience, and standing. At each
count y examination an application
may be made for this State certifi
cate. The applicant in this case will
answer the questions asked below
and give the paper to the county
supeintndent of education, who
r [The State, Aug. 31.]
Mr. A. W. Jones, p7opularly known
as Dolph" is in the race for comp
troller general. He has canvassed
the State, gone into no trade or corn
bination to secure his election, rely
ing strictly on his merit and qualifi
cations for a business office on a busi
ness platform. The comptroller gen
eral is a member of the board of
railroad assessors, who assess $27,- i
000,000 of railroad property. He is w
a member of the S. F. C. The funds "
of this commission now amount to t
$420,000. He is a member of the
board of phosphate commissioners,
having fall power over the phosphate C
interest of of the State. He is a E
member of the pension board. - He
is ex-officio insurance commissioner, S
the license fees, State county 'and h
school taxes originating iu' this de. E
partment amounting to $70,000 an
nually. He is required to make or a
witness the annual settlement with
county tax officials, prescribe a uni. E
form system of bookkeeping, examine t
the books annually, etc. It there- t
fore requires an experienced practi- ti
cal bookkeeper and thorough ac
countar.t. Mr. Jones has the reputa- P
tion of being amongst the best book.
keepers and expert accountants in A
the State. Mr. Jones is thoroughly M
couversan: with all the tax laws and
duties of the comptroller general, s
having been appointed auditor of
Abbeville County by Gov. John n
Peter Richardson in 1886 and ap
pointed phosphate inspector by Gov. st
Tillman in 1891. It was he, while a
auditor, who found that the visible a
property was bearing more than its c
just proportion of the burdens of
taxation. He found that the banks
of this State were not returning theii
surplus and undivided profits for
taxation. It was through his efforts
that these institutions were brought e
to pay taxes on. their surplus dollars. F
He it was who called attention to the W
undervaluation of railroad property, P
and several million dollars by this ~
class of property was added to the0
taxable property of the State. His.
record as phospcate inspector anid as
assistant to the comptroller general b;
is well known to the tax oflicials
throughout the State, and his man..
agement of the insurance department
is so thorough that not a single wild ti
cat company has been licensed, to do U
business in the State. The insurance st
report issued by him is a credit to
the State. All these positions he has
filled with marked ability, with credith
to himself and the public. Mr. Jones ~
started in life as a mechanif With n
his economical savings he attendedb
one of the leading business colleges P
of the South. It is not derogatory
to the incumbent to say that A. W. t(
Jones is the most valuable man con
nected witb the comptroller general's
office in years. n
AP'PEALINGi TO TILLM1AN. i
Frantic Efforts Bein Wade to Get the
Senator to Help the Weak Men, Kiet he
- Declines to Rsmpond.
Since the primary last w,eek frantic 0
appeals have been made to Senator g
Tillman by panieky candidates. d
They wish to be saved from defeat d
if it can possibly be done. They are W
now willing to make any pledges of a
loyalty and support to Tillman. But
the senator is just a little too astute. p
He has been in politics too long to as
risk his popularity by attempting at
the last moment to overcome a tre- o
mendous lead. Then, it is doubtful it
if the senator really cares to go to
the rescue. He may fear that bis
friends, made too powerful, will at t
tempt to undermine his castle. c!
Then, again, so far as the gaber
natorial contest is concerned, it is
creditably reported that the senator
weeks ago said how the wind( was
bowing and picked Aeyward as the 5
The betting men are offering bigh
odds on the leader in this race. A.
lead of 18,000 votes has never been
- overcome in the history of South
Carolina primaries and it probably t
Some women's idea of being eco a
.nomical is to have their ball dresses t
tI ELAS WILL EME
THE FAIR A SUCCESS.
[AVE UNITE) WITH COLUMIIA FAIR
Great Carnival to Take Place -There Will
be a Great Many New and Attractive
Street Sbows Brought Here Then.
[The State, 3d.J
The Elks have joined forces with
e Columbia Fair association and
ill give a carnival here the last week
October which will add greatly to
ie attractiveness of the State fair.
The Elks have secured the attrac
ons put out this seaso1 by the Cin
nnati Carnival company and have
eured the co operation of the Co
mbia Fair association and of the
tate fair people. The city counei
as also given permission for .the
lks to have the use of the streets
>r the side shows, parades, open air
Mr. E. B. Clark, president of the
lks' club, had a conference with
ke State fair people yesterday and
ey approved the carnivel proposi
on. Among those present were
[ajor A. H. White of Rock Hill,
resident of the association, Col.
hos. W.. Holloway, secretary, Mr.
. G. LaMottee, treasurer, Col. La
[otte, assistant secretary, and Mr.
F. Efird of Lexington, general
Mr. Clark states that each after
>on of fair week tue Elks will pre
Int free open air attractions on the
reets of Columbia. There will be
voting contest daring the week,
id the queen of the carnival thus
ioseu will be crowned Friday night.
here will be a night procession of
Inminated floats, etc., and the fair
eek will wind up in regular Mardi
Among the attractions to be pre
uted in the open -air are a 60 foot
erris wheel: Capt. Stanley, the
orld renowned high diver, who
ln[ges from an alevation of 85 feet
Ato a 5-foot tank of water; and
apt. Griffin's band.
Other attractions will be the Elks
.il anid the "counitry store" designed
g some genius in the local lddge.
There will be the electric theatre;
te statue turning to life; Lunette,
le beautiful flying lady who en
anrced Golambians two years ago;
ie ball of fame; old plantation min
rels; the Egyptian snake eater;
amson, th~e great boa; electric war
iows; the palace of mystery, the
>rued wild man, and last, but in no
ise least attractive, will be "Dark
ass and Dawn,"' which was visited
y thousands at the Charleston ex
All of these attractions will tend
make this a great fair.
Col. Holloway said last night:
"It is expected that the Elks' car
~val will prove to be one of the
ost complete attractions ever seen
the city of Columbia, Augusta,
harlotte and other cities will be
~presented by the organizations in
eir respective cities with the local
der in this city, and with this
reat number present will not fail to
raw immense crowds to the city
Lring fair week. The exercises
ill t ake place on side streets in the
1ernoons and at night.
"Daring the fair attractions of an
3rior interest is to be sein as well
"From all section comes the news
a very large atten,dance of visi
"Already stalls are being secured
>r horses and other stock, showing
ie interest of our people in the suc
ss that most assuredly will re
-'There will be a meeting on the
bh of October to determine the
>aces to be assigned to those who
ave an eye to business. All who
ave not already been assigned
~alls will write to the secretary in
rder te secure them. 'Those want
ga premniam list will write to the
scretary at Pomaria, or his assis
tnt, Mr. T. J. LaMotte, Columbia.
"It is quite desirable to have such
rrangements made at early date
hat when the fair is opened that
vrthing will 'ne in proper sape.a"