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*: TIE MM MURDER TRiiL
Kew Witnesses Strengthen! Case
Against Accused CurtissJett
?and Thomas White.
CyntMana, Ky., July 3L-Common?
wealth Attorney Byrd surprised all to?
day again by the introduction of new
witnesses in the case against Curtis
Jett and Thomas White. A half dozen
have testified to seeing the prisoners
enter the side door of the Jackson
Court Boase just before Marcum was
shot and emerge after the shooting.
The-new witnesses corroborate Capt.
Ewen as to the movements of Jctt
and White when ' Marcum was killed
in the Jackson Court House, F. A. :
Bradley, foreman in the Breathitt
News oSiee, located over the Jackson
~ pcstofSce, opposite the side door of
the Court Boase, testified that he saw
VJett come to the side door of the
. Court House- immediately after the
~~ shooting. Witnesses Land rum, Bach,
Johnson andFnlkerson ali gave evi?
dence corroborating Ewen.
Cyntinana, Ky., July 31.- In the
afternoon Alexander H. Smith, an
?V other new witness, testified to. jseeing
Jett, White, Swen? Marcum and oth?
ers at the time of the shooting, cor?
roborating the-testimony of Ewen and
Marcum's father-in-law and his. twp
sisters testified daring the afternoon.;
Mr. Hoist, the father-in-law, testified
* that Jett; came to him in the after?
noon of '?he morder and wanted to talk
with him. White was with Jett at all
; times on the three occasions that they
met after the death of Marcum.
Horst testified that members of the
family knew of a conspiracy to mur?
der Marcum for eyer a year, before
his death. Mrs. Bord, a sister of J.J
^ B. Marcum, testified that when her
brother came into her house in the
Sonday afternoon previous to his mar
der both Jett and White followed him
^ into the house and walked about in
the different rooms of her home.
She finally insisted that they leave
and they, did so.
Mrs. Mary Johnson, another sister
of Marcum, testified that armed men
were frequently seen abootthe house
~~ where her brother lived. She had
lived at her brother's home for a year
previous to his morder aud the fam?
ily were frequently warned that Mar
? com was to be murdered. She test i
I ; ried that she saw both Jett and White
after her brother was killed and that
? * she asked Jett directly about it and
?cused him of it and that he replied :
. ; ''Hargis' money killed him, bat I
fired the shot"
Mrs. Johnson testified that she also
<: a?kftd Tom White aboac the shooting
^ and accused him of helping to kill
her brother, to which he replied :
"Go and ask Ewen who killed him. i
He saw who did and will tell yon he
knows who did it."
There is considerable excitement
here tonight among the witnesses and
others fuom Breathitt conty.
h Benevolent Trcsi
The Conway correspondent of The
Mr. A. B. Carrington, wno holds a
responsible position with tho Ameri?
can Tobacco Co., at Darrv?l?e, Va.,
-and has been visiting Myrtle Beach
for Ube past week, said to methat he
expected on the whole prices to aver?
age above what they did two years
ago. Tfcat nobody hid a right to, ex?
pect the war prie ss of last season, but
that his company was prepared to
pay good prices for good tobacco, and
that the,? fully realized that their in?
terest was the same as that of the pro
_ dncer, and that they would protect the
producer to the foll extent of their
ability. In fact his company was now
boying tobacco they 'did not need,
S?st to ?re?p the farmers.
Fassengers Sot Weft
-r> At the San tee water terik, several j
passengers on the rnccmrrng M. and A. !
train, tte other night-came very near
heiag drowned. The (crane from the
task, which coiTveys water to the
engine qjas, throtgh mistake left oat
of position and when Une train came
\-Mkmfi the pipe in some way canght to
the -cara and palled off. A anrmber of
passengers were ridmg with the win?
dows trp and.almost ?be entire contents
of the tank poured in The train. While
the passengers were fee??y wet no
serious damage was dose.-Florence
There is a story which S?T Edward
Malet Toea?ls of a ?itoat?ou .hardly
equalled in Se?on. A certain Cardi?
nal at an evening party? when pressed
by aa admiring circle of women to say
whether he had ever received any
^startling confessions, replied that the
first person who had come to him
after he had take a orders desired ab
r solution for m morder which he con?
fessed to haring ooaamitted. A gentle
.shudder ran throcigh the frames of the I
audience. This was tamed to con-;
^tem?tico when, tea min?tes later, an '
elderly marquis entered the apartment ;
and eagerly elaimed acquaintance with
the Cardinal. "Bat I see yoor Emi?
nence does not remember me," he
said. " Yon wil! do AO when I remind
yon that I was the first person* who
confessed to yon after yon entered the
. service of the Church. "
? Editor Holmes, of the Barnwell!
People, appears to be disturbed over
"Reflations ot a Bachelor," and tries
to make oat that certain married edi?
tors are in danger of certain lectures
' on account of their publication. Has
it ever occurred to our friend on Tor
key creek that the married women sus?
pect that these "Reflections" are the
^united labor of John W. Holmes,
Hogh Wilson and James T. Bacon,
an immortal trio whose indifference
and neglect of the fair sex is one of
the mysteries of the nineteenth cen?
tury? The twentieth centnry girls are
not interested in the problem.
George Stuart, the well-knonw Wol?
li'cott Adventist; is dead. Mr. Stuart
several times predicted the end of the
world and each time had so much con?
fidence in his prediction that he
climbed a tall poplar tree near his
home and there awaited the final
smash-up;. In spite of such a sac
cession of alarms Mr. Stuart
seems to have. looked forward
*Vto the end of things with equani?
mity. At least he had reached
the ripe age of 92 before death finally
TRIAL OF KENTUCKY ASSASSINS
Citizens of Breathitt Telling the
Truth About the Murders.
Cynthiana, Ky., Aug. 1.-The
second trial of Curtis Jett and Thomas
White for the murder of J. B. Marcum
has been continued one week and the
prosecution is still calling witnesses.
Commonwealth Attorney Byrd has
surprised all in securing the attend?
ance here of persons from Breathitt j
county, who, it was thought never
would' testify against either of the de?
fendants. Among the witnesses who
fled to the mountains during the trial
at Jackson was Henry Freeman and he
was held in confinement here several
days until he agreed to testify. He
was on the stand again today for the
third time and told how Jett and
White came to his saloon for whiskey
on the night after Marcum was shot
and talked freely about "the dog had
been killed. " Freeman testified that
whilevfchey were 'drinking Jett said:
"I had to get ahead of him some way,
and I did it the best.I could."
. Mrs. Coombs corroborated Mrs.
Mary Johnson in saying that Jett had
told her that Mrs. Johnson asked him
who killed her brother and. his reply
was, "Yes, I killed your brother."
There is no prediction as to when
the trial will end, as the defense is.
now hunting up witnesses everywhere
in Breathitt county.
Edward E. Marcum, a brother of
the deceased, today corroborated his
sister, Mrs. Johnson, in her state?
ment about putting armed men near
Marcum's house in a rock quarry and
also concerning the reception of
threads by his brother and his keep?
ing in his house for at least a year be?
fore his death on account of these
Galloway Strong testified that White
took two drinks with him before the
shooting, and White said he "was
looking for a man to come out. "
Both witnesses located both Jett
and White at the court house before
the shooting, and in a crowd of people
after the shooting.
Nancy* Blanton and John Blanton
corroborated Freeman as to Jett's
whereabouts on the night of the kill?
ing. John Blanton, Seiden Bach and
Miss Laura Rawlins testified that Capt.
Ewen was in .je door of the court
house immediately before the shoot?
ing. Freeman testified that. Jett and
White came to his house for whiskey
on the night of the killing, and said :
"A dog had been killed, and that was
Cynthiana, Ky., August 3.- In the
Jett-White murder trial today Bruce
Little, a special bailiff during the first
trial of Jett at Jackson, testified that
he and several men with soldiers cap?
tured Tom White, after an eighteen
mile ride over the mountains, at 4
o'clock in the morning. After he
was taken White said to Little: "In a
few minutes more you would not
have gotten me, as I would have left
Woodson McCord, sheriff of Clark
County, was called. He testified that
he arrested Curtis Jett on Sunday'
morning May 10,* in Madison County,
at his mothers. That after being ar?
rested he asked for whiskey, which
! was not given him, and Jett said: "I
am sorry to be arrested on Sunday, as
I would not be taken to Winchester if
arrested on another day. I could be
taken to Jackson, where I would be
W. H. Blanton, who was called by
the prosecution, tesified that in a
conversation with Capt Ewen the day
after the shooting of James B. Mar?
cum. Ewen told him who did the kill?
ing on the previous day.
The main feature of today was the
cross-exaimnation of Thomas White,
who .was placed on the stand by the
defence, by Tom D. Marcum. Mar?
cum, who is one of the attorneys, for
the prosecution, is a brother of the
dead man. White corroborated Mrs.
Johnson's testimony as to a -conversa?
tion between Jett and Mrs. Johnson,
but the substance of what was said he
denied. White says that after dinner
of the day Marcum was killed he left
Jett at his grandmother's while Jett
says they both came to town together
in the afternoon. He said that Jae
was looking for Callahan immediately
?before the shot was fired, and that
was his reason for going into the Coast
House. Miss Clark OG Saturday
testified that she saw Sheriff Callaban
in Hargis's front store door, im?
mediately before the Court House,
seated in a rocking chair until after
the shots were fired, when he spe&ng
to the window with a revolver in Ms
Volcanic Eruption in Mexico.
Mexico City, August 2.-A dispatch
received here from Colima this morn?
ing states that the Colima volcano is
in eruption. It is believed that sm?
other outflow of lava has occurred, bet
the dense smoke about the mountain
makes it impossible to determine ex?
actly what has happened.
The outbreak has been accompanied
by loud detonations, and information
from the surrounding districts is to j
the effect that rumblings and under?
ground earthquake shocks have been
felt during the last twenty-four hours.
No reports of serious damage have
been received, but many people in the
nearby villages have left for other dis?
Yellow Fever in Mexico.
Laredo, Texas, August 3.-The
quarantine against San Luis Potosi,
on account of yellow fever, which
was ordered established yesterday by
the United States marine hospital
authorities at Washington, has been
rigorously established at this point.
The State health officer is acting in
conjunction with the Federal authori?
Little apprehension is felt of the in?
troduction of yellow fever from San
Luis Potosi, as "it is thought the epi?
demic will soon die out at that
point, owing to its high elevation
and cool climate.
Washington, July 31.-The secretary
of war today decided that officers and
soldiers of the militia while serving
at encampments are entitled to the
same pay as the officers and men of
the regular army and that they also
are entitled to transportation to and
from such encampments as if they
were regular troops.
TBE CALIFORNIA CONVICTS.
Effort to Surround Them After
Battle Not Successful.
Placerville, Cal., August 2.-News
of last night's battle spread quickly
to Placerville and the surrounding
country and by 9 o'clock the hill was
surrounded by a large force, includ?
ing the entire strength of the Placer?
ville company. Near by and cooperat?
ing with the militiamen was a posse
of citizens of Placerville. They were
within sound and sight of the fight?
ing, but dared not fire for fear of hit?
ting the militiamen. Lieut. Smith
says there were four convicts in the
band that opened fire on his men, but
he was unable to identify any of them
except the negro, Seavis.
It was impossible to have a cordon
extended around the hill for some
hours. The cordon covered nearly
two miles and required over 100 men.
Before the picket lines could be
formed it is quite possible that the
convicts got away eastward along the
ANOTHER MAN WOUNDED.
Duthflat, Cal., August 2.-Two of
the Folsom convicts were surrounded
here this evening and a fight ensued.
It is supposed that one of the convicts
was shot by Glen Wedgewood. Wedge?
wood was shot in the hand by the
Razors Instead of Cheers.
Booker T. Washington's treatment
at the hands of a black mob in Boston
on Thursday night, when some of his
enemies tried to carve him with
razors, should convince the man from
Tnskeegee that he is not the leader of
the entire race, it was known that a
concerted effort would be made to
prevent him from speaking, and the
presiding officer warned the audience
that the speaker should have a re?
spectful hearing. When he appeared
on the platform, the demonstration
started, and bedlam ruled while razors
were flying in the air. In spite of the
cries, "We'll cut out his heart,"
Washington escaped, but in the fight
which followed men and women were
knocked down and injured. The dis?
turbance was quieted at last by the
timely arrival of the police.
There is siome doubt whether the
meeting was composed of representa?
tive negroes of Boston. Washington
declared that the better element should
not be held resposible for riotous con?
duct of rabid individuals, although it
would appear that as Booker was a
man of such prominence the leading
negroes would be anxious to hear Mm.
The speaker has been a drawing card
in scores of Southern cities, but he
was never badly treated. He always
received the most courteous attention,
and it was left for his black friends
in Masaschusetts to seek his life.
There is, of course, some technical
reason for the affair. Negroes cannot
live in peace any more in the church
than in the woods, if we are to judge
by the rows in Boston. It may be that
Washington's enemies consider that
he is getting all the best of it, not
only in advertisement and praise, but?
in the matter of worldly goods, as
well. It shows, too, the general de?
pravity of the Boston nergo who is no
better than his black brother in the
cotton fields of Texas. A little educa?
tion and a few fine clothes have helped
to ruin the race, and this is especially
the case in the North. If Washington
had been invited to make an address
he was entitled to proper respect, but
how can he ever expect that again
from the Boston colored citizen?
New England Mills Close Down.
Boston, Aug. Additional cotton;
mills in New England have?decided to.
curtail production or close down. The
mills of the Russell Cotton Manufac-j
turing company at Middletown and j
Hignanum,, Conn., have closed for an j
indefinite time on account of the raw J
The Libby & Dingley company of j
Lewiston, Me., is closed. The Nastreu
and Jackson companies of Nashua, 2v.
H., will stop their mills the last week
pf August and the first week in Sep?
tember for repairs, changes, etc
The extent of curtailment in Fall
River this week is about ?3,'000
spindles in ten mills. The yarn mills
will stop Thursday night and parts of
other corporations will also be stepped.
? IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Exeter, N. H., Aug. 3.-Orders
were issued today closing the Electric
Manfuacturing company's mitts next
Saturday and 400 hands will be thrown
out of work. George E. Kent -of this
town, owner of the Pittsfield, N. H.,
mills, stated today that he would
close those mills also next Saturday.
Five hundred hands will be affected
by this latter shut down.
TWELVE THOUSAND OUT.
Pittsburg, Aug. 3.-Asa resnrtof
the Builders' League lockout 12,'000
men were out of employment today.
The only men not affected by the lodk
out are the painters, paper hangers
and decorators. Work has been stop?
ped on all the buildings in course of
erection in the city, with the excep?
tion of the contracts of the George A. !
Fuller Co., and a few other outside;
contractors who are not members of i
the Builders League.
Indianapolis, Ind., August 3.-A
special to the News from Hartford
City, ind., says: A head-on collision
at 2.40 this morning, between a west?
bound Pan Handle freiglrt, and the
east-bound passenger, injured twenty
one persons, some of them seriously.
When Adolphus Beaver, a young
farmer of Iredell County, returned to
his home from a trip to Statesville
yesterday, he could not find his wife.
The neighbors were alarmed and the
body of the woman was found in a
well. The coroner's investigation
showed that she had been assaulted
and murdered. Suspicion points to a
negro named Welford Roseboro, who
has not been caught.
Pittsburg, Pa., An gust 1.-The
threatened order for a general lock-out
of the building trades was issued to?
day by the Builders' Exchange League.
It became effective on some con?
tracts today, but on others it will not
effect until Monday. It is believed
that it will takeaway from employment
Revealing Republican Rottenness
Washington, D. C., August 4.
While the present republican adminis?
tration is seeking to make a record for
investigation and reform, the most
strenuous efforts, efforts little short of
scandalous, are being made to save
from the consequences of his own acts
the man whom President Roosevelt
has described as "My dearest friend
and closest political adviser," Lucius
N. Littauer, representative from
New York. The evidence in the
bankruptcy case of one E. R. Lyon
disclosed the fact that Lyon entered
into a partnership with Littauer,
that Littauer procured for the part?
nership so formed a contract to sell to
the war department, for the use of
the soldiers, 150,000 pairs of gauntlets
and that Littauer's share of the prof?
its on the sie of 33,061 pairs of these
gloves amounted to $1,700 all this
being set forth in Littaeur's own
handwriting, in a statement written
on the stationery of the House com?
mittee on Manufacturers, and in ex?
press violation of the statute which
expressly says, 4 ' No member of Con?
gress . . . shall directly or indirectly
. . . hold or enjoy, in whole or in
part, any contract made or entered
into in behalf of the United States or
by any officer or person authorized
to make contracts on the part of the
United States." i
The evidence, being Littauer's own
I statement, made in his own handwrit?
ing, must be regarded as unimpeach?
able and it proves that Littauer has
been guilty of the same violation of
the United States statute for which
ex-Congressman Edmunds H. Driggs
j has been indicted by the Brooklyn
i grand jury. When the facts in this
i case were made public Secretary Root
I ordered an " investigation but in is?
suing instructions to the officer charg?
ed with the investigation, Mr. Root
merelv instructed him to ascertain if
? the contract was awarded to the low?
est bidder. The President promised a
"full and fair investigation" of this
case and Colonel Garlington has
made an investigation believed to be
anything but "full and fair", not of
his own volition but because his
powers were limited by Secretary
Root, his superior. Lawyers have ap?
peared before the Secretary to plead
leniency for Littauer and it is feared
that their client's close association
with the President will affect the Sec?
retary's decision. The public is
awaiting Mr. Root's decision with in?
terest, but it cannot avoid reflecting
that in the case of Driggs the investi?
gation was conducted by the grand
jury and that Mr. Driggs, on less pos?
itive evidence, will be compelled to
stand trial in a court of justice.
A development in the Postofnce in?
vestigation regarded by the officials
as the most sensational they have as
yet unearthed has just come to light
through the indictment by the District
of Columbia grand jury of August W.
Machen, former superintendent of free
dei very, on several new counts and the
simultaneous indictment of seven of his
confederates, the evidence presented to
the jury showing that Machen and
his partners in crime had entered into
four contracts whereby tfoe government
was swinded ont of a som estimated at
$75,000. In two instances Machen
awarded contracts for carriers satchels,
or bags. The specifications called for
shoulder straps and the price was made
to include them. Machen then pur?
chased the shoulder straps from an?
other source, paid lor them with gov?
ernment funds and furnished them to
the manufacturers of the satchels,
securing from the latter the amount
thus saved them, approximately 25
cents per strap, which he and his
confederates divided between them?
selves. In another instance, Machen
placed a contract for small leather
cases used by carriers, withoart asking
for bids, and caused the government
to pay 90 cents each for the ?ases, but
secured a refund to himself and Iiis
pals of 60 cents ?rn each case. In the
last instance, Machen awarded to the
Mayor of Lockhaven, Pa., ?a contract
for painting zna?l boxes which the
manufacturers weoe require? to paint.
In this instance he and his associates
divided profits of ??3,000. lu addition
to officials sud otters who had already
been indicted the grand jury return?
ed true bills against William C. Long,
a Washingtonian wfeo comes from Ohio
and who claims to be a peotege of
Senator Hanna, Maurice Rankle of
New York, John T. Cupper, mayor of
Lockhaven, Pa., and William Gordon
Crawford, manager of the Postal D??
vi?e & Lock Company of New York,
Crawford having been at one time de?
puty auditor for the postofllce depart?
ment and being at this time a mem?
ber of the most exclusive club in
It ie generally believed that this
practically ends the present crop of
indictments growing out of the current
investigation, although the grand jury
is still at work and will probably rein
dict on new counts, George W. Beav?
ers and other offiicals aready indicted.
It is also expected vuat there will be a
number of dismissals in the near fu?
ture. Postmaster General Payne, who
has been for a number of weeks cruis?
ing about the Atlantic coast on a re
venue cutter, has retnrned to Wash- J
ington, having stopped at Oyster Bay
on his way to Washington. It is un?
derstood that ifche President pointed
oat to the Postmaster General the
necessity of getting rid of his "con?
fidential clerk," H. H. Rand, who
has been intimately associated with
Machen and mo?t of his pals.
The President has determined to
make an investigation into the methods
and transactions of the Government
Printing Office with a view to ascer?
taining why the expense of printing
and binding in that institntioon ex?
ceeds, by from 50 to 150 per cent, the
cost of the same work in private in?
stitutions. It is intimated in some
quarters that such an investigation
will reveal grave scandals, but every
officer of the administration who has
to do with the Government Printing
Office welcomes the prospect of a re?
form of its methods, even should no
corruption be discovered. This in?
vestigation grows out of the case of
William Miller who was expelled by
tbe bookbinders' union and whom
Public Printer Palmer'discharged on
that account. Miller has been re?
instated and Palmer is supposed to be
investigating new charges filed against
him by the officers of the union.
Albany, Ga., Aug. 2.-The first bale
of the new cotton crop of Georgia to
be marketed he re was sold this morn?
ing by Deal L. Johnson a negro farm?
er, for 15 cents a pound. The bale
weighed 368 pounds and was classed
as full middling.
Georgetown, Ky., August 3.-The
Commonwealth announced itself
ready when the special term of the
Scott Circuit Court was convened to
try Ex-Secretary of State Powers fer
the third time on a charge of compli?
city in the Goebel assassination. The
State will call about fifty witnessea
Among the defence's witnesses are
about thirty who have never taken,
the stand before in this case. Fully
a dozen of them were defence witnesses
in tlie last trial of James Howard.
A WEST VIRGINIA" TRAGEDY.
Wife of a Well-to-do Farmer Kills
Her Husband, Who Had Fired
at Her Three Times.
Matewan, W" Va., August 3.-Wil?
liam Adair, a prosperous farmer and
lumber dealer, was shot and killed by
his wife in front of their home, on
Pidgeon Creek, in this county. Adair
who had been in Cincinnati disposing
of some timber, returned here rather
unexpectedly iind found his wife away
from home. He went in search of her
and, finding her in the home of a
neighbor, beca me jealous, and, pull?
ing a revolver from his pocket, fired
three shots at her, all of which went*
wild Mrs. Adair ran into her house,
seized ber husband's Winchester and
returned to tho yard just as he was
entering the gate. He attempted to
escape by running toward the woods
nearby, but a bullet from the Win?
chester in the hands of the infuriated
woman laid him low. He fell to the
ground mortally wounded and died
without uttering a word. The wom?
an rode horseback to Williamson,
where she surrendered and is now in
jail. Mrs. Adair comes from one of
the wealthy families of Minog County.
She will enter a plea of self-defence,
as she claims she saw her husband re?
loading his revolver and she realized
he meant to kill her.
Gen. Maximo Gomez has Just
Completed a List of the Rev?
olutionary Soldiers En?
titled to Pay.
His Own Name Heads the List With a
Claim of $20,000.
Havana, August 3.-Gen. Maximo
Gomez, the chairman of the commis?
sion dealing with the matter, has
just completed a list of the revolution?
ary soldiers en titled to pay. In an in?
terview with the Associated Press cor?
respondent Gen. Gomez stated that
the Hst consists of about 50,000 sol?
diers and does not include civil' em?
ployees. He telieves that the pend?
ing loan will not cover more than half
the claims, acid anticipates that the
Cuban Congress will provide for the
payment of the balance in some form
of due bill, payable with interest, af?
ter a considerable interval, and prob?
ably discountable and transferable.
The General says the work of his
commission is final.
J Gen. Gomez said the rate of wages
allowed to an ordinary soldier is one
dollar a day during the period of his
service. Sergeants and commissioned
office rs are separately computed, the
amounts allowed ranging from a few
hundred dollars to $20,000, the latter
sum being allowed himself as com?
mander-in-chief. The pay of many
generals and <?lone!s is fixed at $10
000 and upwards. The majority of
the privates will receive in the vi?
cinity of $900, indicating two and half
years' service. (Jen. Gomez said the
total altogether exceeds the commis?
sion's expectations, but the claims
were reviewed so carefully that there
! is no doubt as to their justice.
The decidedly unpopular idea enter?
tained by the soldier element that the
army wall be paid in full does not
find much credence in administration
circles. The total amount of the
claims has aroused some surprise and
the matter is at present in an indefi?
nite shape, but it is not believed that
the Government will consider it advis?
able to go beyond paying the veterans
poportionately to the full extent of
the loan. According to present indi?
cations the amount of the loan will
not meet more than 50 or GO per cent
of the total claims.
The W. O. W. camps of Darlington
and Lee counties will run an excur?
sion from Sumter to Asheville, N. C.,
on cr about August 18th.
Schwab Has Resigned.
Philadelphia, Aug. 3.-The Public
Ledger tomorrow will say: Charles
M. Schwab, president of the United
States Steel corporation, will sever
his official connection with that con?
cern today (Tuesday), his resignation
as president now being in the hands
of the executive committee.
. This information came to the Public
Ledger from one of the directors of
the corporation. For months Mr.
Schwab's resignation has been ru?
mored, but each time the rumor ap?
peared it was denied by Mr. Schwab
himself as well as by the corpora?
The executive committee will meet
today and recommend its acceptance.
The recommendation will then be
turned over to the directors who will
meet later in the day and formally ap-'
Mr. Schwab will also, it is announc?
ed, resign as a director, thus com?
pletely severing his connection with
W. E. Corey, who on July 1 was ap?
pointed assistant to President Schwab
"to perform the active duties of the
president of the corporation" is stated
will be elected Mir. Schwab's success?
or, but his duties will be practically
the same as those he is now perform?
ing-the physical operation of the
various plants comprising the corpor?
Atlantic Coast Lumber Company.
Georgetown, August 3.-The saw
mill plant, timber and timber rights
belonging to the Atlantic Coast Lum?
ber Company were sold today in front
of the company's office here by Special
Master George H. Moffett, for the
sum of $1,000.000, and the personal
property for $50,000 for the benefit of
the reorganization committee. The
receivers will continue tb run the
business until the sale is confirmed
by the Courts and the property will
be turned over to the new company,
which will take two or three weeks.
There was only one bid, that of Mr.
Samuel Norris, who, with Mr. Charles
McVeagh, represented the reorganiz?
ation committee. It is understood
that a new syndicate has already been
formed to take over this immense pro?
perty, and there will be no shutting
down of the plant in any of its depart?
ments. The new company will be
operated under the name of the At?
lantic Coast Lumber Corporation and
the charter has already been obtained
in thiis State.
Wrecking a. Tobacco Trust.
New York, August 3.-The matter
of the application of Edwin A. Mc
Alpin, of Ossining, and others, for the
appointment of a receiver for the Uni?
versal Tobacco Company, came up be?
fore Vice Chancellor Pitney in Jersey
City today. The petitioners charge
that President Wm. H. Butler has
been a party to a plan to wreck the
company and has misapplied the com?
panys' funds. The comnany has a
stock of $1,000,000. On March 31 last
it had assets of $1,135,000 and liabili?
ties of $862,000. The hearing was ad?
journed until August IL
The Santee Eitles of Elloree and the
Bishoville Guards, of Bishopville,
spent several hours in the city Monday
night between trains. They were en
route to Anderson, where the Third
Regiment encampment will be held
this week. The entire Third Regi?
ment passed through this city at ll
o'clock, the train with the Charleston
companies leaving that city at 9.20 p.
m. The remaining companies of the
Regiment were picked up as follows :
Company Kr- from Walterboro, joined
the Charleston companies at the sta?
tion and Company L, at St. Stephen's,
at 10 p. m. : Company F, of George?
town, at Lanes at 10.15 p. m., and
Companies G, H, I and M, from El?
loree, Florence, Hartsville and Bishop
ville, respectively, in this city at ll p.
m. The special train carrying the
soldiers was scheduled to reach And?
erson at 6 a. m., but the probability
is that it did not arrive on time.
Mobile, Ala., August 2.-The pleas?
ure yacht Florodora was struck by
lightning today, off the wharf at Point
Clear, Baldwin County, a resort in
Mobile Bay, killing three men. The
dead are Ledyard Scott, formerly pro?
fessor in the Imperial University at
Kagasima, Japan: Bruce Granville
Lincoln, a wealthy young English?
man, visiting Mobile in connection
with some investments, and William
Brewton, pilot of the yacht. Mr.
Scott died instantly and the others
did not recover consciousness after
being struck. Mr. Scott's young
daughter and Charles Baldwin, engi?
neer, were burned badly, but not fa?
lt is rumored in railroad circles that
a better and more convenient schedule
is to be made effective on the Marion
and Kingville branch of the Southern
within a short time. The present
broken schedule with Blacksburg and
Rock Hill and Kingsville and Marion
as terminal points is said to be work?
ing a hardship upon travelers desiring
the connections at these points, and
that this arrangement does not givfc
the local travel any particular advaar
age. The schedule was arranged with
the idea cf giving the local travel the
best service, the presumption being
that the connections were unimpor?
tant both to these patrons and to the .
general traveling public. Through
connection will be arranged. -State*
Senator Gorman of Maryland is the '
choice of the Georgia Legislature for
President. A poll of the menders a'
few days ago resulted as follows : Stri?
ate-For Gorman, 20: Parker, 7: Hi/2
3; Shepard, 2 Bryan, 4. House-For
Gorman, 68; Parker, 18; Hill, IS,
Shepard, 6; Bryan, 20; Hearst, 5:
Tom L. Johnson, 5. Several mem?
bers in each branch of the assemblv
did not vote.
Greenville, August 3.-Griffin and
Bud Pack, two brothers, who live
beyond the city limits, on the Chick
Springs road, became involved in a
fight this morning over a trivial mat?
ter. Bud dealt his brother a heavy
blow on tlie head with a chair, from
the effects of which he died in about
two hours. Shortly after the fight
Bud Pack ran, but lie was arrested
this afternoon near Taylor's Station.
He is now in the county jail.
Little is known of the character of
the two men, who have lived in this
section only a short time, having run
away from North Carolina.