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VMltfTION Or M?GRO LODG1?.
KnlgtitM of Pythlae Have In
voted else law to Drive Negro
Oat of Basil
Sevanneh. Ga.. Aug. 84.?The
?Pythian Lodge Secret, the oftictal or
ggus of the Knights of Pythlaa of
Georgia la Its Augwet issue, out Tues
gggr. will publish a communication
ggem Hon. John P. Rose, of Macon.
pact grand chancellor of the order,
tgpoa the question of the abolition of
the negro lodges of Knights under
the act ;ust peesed by the legislature.
f The communication calls upon the
Knights ef the State to be patient and
to make no effort to have the law
gafeeeei as indlviduala It la under?
stood Grand Chancellor Clifford
Walker, of Monroe, will tseue an of?
ficial circular In a few days giving
I Ohe sc Ii* advice direct to all subor?
dinate lodges In his Jurisdiction.
It In understood that one of the
reasons Governor Brown hesitated
to sign the bill which gives to the
White secret orders the exclusive
rights to their name* la Georgia was
muse he feared precipitate action
Irresponsible parties from dit
?nt sections of the State and Its
isecjuent effect upon the negro or
gaJeattona Both Judge Rosa md
Hon. Hamilton Dosxglae of Atlanta.
*ysfrjsV<ed aa* am-sprr \r* cign the
, gss^Eaeewred him there would be no
each action en tfae part of the
Knights of Pythrea and there will be
none. It is understood the plan of
those who have been fighting the ne?
gro order of Knights of Pythias In
the court* for some time Is to give
I them until January 1st next to ar?
range to change the name of their
organisation ra Georgia. If It Is not
done by this time legal proceedings
will begin. i
It seems to be the wish of Judge
Roes that the matter continue to be
handled by himself aad Mr. Douglas
and hie wishes will undoubtedly be
reepertod ee far es the Knights are
TUB CHARLESTON HOMICIDE.
Exonerated by the
Charleston. Aug. It.?The Inquest
wae held today over the body of J.
C. Jeudon "policy king" and notori?
ous among the sporting fraternity of
Charleston, who died last night of
tetanus. resulting from a pistol
j wound inflicted by William Byrne in
"aa altercation at the Palace cafe a
couple of weeke ago.
The verdict of the Jury placed the
blame for the man e death upon
Byrno, but declared the shooting to
have been Justifiable In defense of
Byrne was accordingly admitted to
bond by the coroner In the sum "f
if00. Byms was not present at th'
Inqueet. being still In the Riverside
Infirmary under treatment for bruises
and cuts which he received In the
mlx-up with Jaudon and the later**'
The Asherton and Gulf Railroad
Company, through Asher Richardson,
president end general manager, has
Issued an official circular appointing
Mrs. Asher Richardson assistant gen?
era) superintendent of the line. This
la no smpty honor, an Mrs. Richard?
son hae been performing the duties
of the position for some time and
her appointment is made merely to
give her official standing In tie coin
In the course of an after-dinner
chat recorded in Sir Algernon West's.
"Recollection*." the iat*> Admirut Sir
Henry Kippe!, who served In I he
r , v under four sovereigns, and said
the blue collar worn by sailors had
tb? lr origin In the dressing of thu
pigtail*?which Sir Harry recollected
being In use?when a blue cloth was
iput on the men's shoulders to keep
Uhe grease off their Jackets. The pig
pat to disappeared, but the collars re
main to this day.
bslied April. 1850,
lie Just a
iMff JgMjj PITTSB?hI
DaWTf SI IKK IFF. TRCOPEK AND
THREE FOREIGNERS SHOT
Mob of Maddened strikers Storm
Works of the Pre**od Steel Car
Company*? Plant at Slioenville and
Pitched Battle Is Fought Between
Soldi er* and Foreigners.
Pituburg. Pa., Aug. -22.?One State
trooper, and one deputy sheriff, and
three foreigners were shot and killed
tonight In a wild riot at the Pressed
Steel Car plant, in Schoonvllle, whose
employes are now on strike.
At least a score of persons were se?
riously wounded, ten fatally.
The rioting followed a day of quiet
and broke without warning.
The riot scene was practically in?
describable. Mounted State troopers
galloped indiscriminately through the
streets with riot maces drawn,
cracking the heads of all persons loit?
ering in the vicinity of the mill.
Deputy sheriffs and troopers broke In
the doors of houses suspected of be?
ing the retreat of strikers, and whole?
sale arrests were made.
From t.Su to 11.SO a score of per?
sons were arrested and placed in box
Jails in the mill yards.
During the early stages of the
rioting women were , conspicuous.
Some of them wars armed, others
effectively used clubs and stone.
These women, all foreigners. Insane
with rage, were mainly responsible for
inciting the men to extreme meas?
At midnight quiet reigned la the
?trike sone. /
Shortly before 9.30 tonight a mob
gathered about the Schoenvlile en
trance to the car works and made a
concerted attack upon the big swing?
ing gases of the stoekade. The at?
tack was resisted by State troopers
and deputy sheriffs, who used riot
maces. In the melee Harry Erter, a
deputy sheriff, aged fifty years, was
shot and instantly killed by a bullet
I 'lred. It I? said, bau?a strike ry m pa?
In an effort to arrest t*he man
picked out of the crowd as the one
who did the shooting, State Trooper
Smith was instantly killed by a re
Troops Fire on Rioters.
For the first time since the Incep?
tion of the strike the State trooper*
opened volley-fire on the mob. Sis
strikers fell at the first rempd. Three
of them are reported fatally shot.
The members of the mob then
opened fire wth rifles. Two mounted
troopers dropped from their horsea
fatally shot. They were taken to the
Ohio Valley Hospital in a dying con?
dition. As an ambulance) made Its
way from the car plant to the hos?
pital carrying wounded troopers the
vehicle was attacked and the driver
forced to flee for his life, The fright?
ened team of horse., uttaimed to the
ambulance plunged wfsftly in and
about the crowd. Tws men were
trampled under the horses' hoofs.
The ambulance was finally driven to
the hospital by a detachment of
Sheriff Gumbert, at the county Jail,
eaWed for fifty men t oserve in the
strike sone at 10.30. At 11 o'clock
the sheriff started in an automobile
for the scene of the rioting. He took
with him ten .at guns and two boxes
of riot ammunition.
The county morgue has sent for
th? bodies of the dead troopers and
The Ohio Valley Hospital haa
IfOCitOd ten Injured, three of whom
are reported fatally hurt.
INSURANCE COMPANIES SUED.
Arkatwt* Pn***-utnr Alleges a Rate
Uttb- Kock. Ark.. Aug. II.?Alleg?
ing thai sixty-live insurance compa?
nies, representing a combined capital
of $1&?.00?UM)0. doing business in tha
st .?.? of Arkansas, entered into a
rate combination on December 14,
ltOft. Prosecuting Attorney R, B.
Jeffrey, of the 3d Judicial Circuit.
Bled ^uit against these companies to
da] for penalties aggregating $t>r?,
OOO.QOO under the State anti-tru^t
.tauKe Tbe suit was brought at
Newport, Ark., in the Jackson County
( Mi. g|f ('o'irt.
All of the companies sued are rep
resented at Newport, it is alleged by
tiie State that a combination was ef
I -et,m| before ti>e law was passed and
tbat subsequent to thS enactment of
tin* anti-trust itatUt? and combina?
tion dominated Insurance companies
organised hero. The igreem< nl ac?
cording to the ohargea brought by
Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey, exist- <i
224 days, expiring on August 17,
ml Fear not-~Let ail the ends Thou Aln
TER. S. C. WEDjNES
Announcement Is Made of Aid Of
feied to gOtltliefU Students.
Harvard University has received
from the widow of James Augustus
Rumrill, A. B., 1859. of Springfield,
Mass., the sum of $15,000 to establish
. in his memory three scholarships to
be known as the James A. Rumrill
Two scholarships of $225 each will
? be offered every year to properly qual?
ified students in their first year of
residence as undergraduates in Har?
vard College who enter Harvard from
secondary schools in Virginia, Nortrh
Carolina, South Carolina, Florida,
Georgia, Tennessee or Kentucky.
In the assignment of these under?
graduates scholarships consideration
is to be given, in accordance with the
terms of gift, "to the qualities of
manliness, leadership and well
1 rounded development, as well as the
I scholarly attainments of the candi
I dates as shown by their school rec
I ords or their records in the admission
I examinations, or both.
The above scholarships will be as
1 signed on or about September 15 for
I the academic year 1909-10. Applica
I tlons should be in the hands of the
I secretary not later than September 1.
I 1909. The assignment of scholar?
ships for the year 1910-11 will he
I made on or about June 1, 1910, and
I applications for that year should he
I in the hands of the secretary not lat
I er than May 1, 1910.
Applications should state clearly
j the grounds on which financial aid is
I required, and they should be accom
I panied by testimonials from teachers
I and others regarding the qualinca
i tlons mentioned in the terms of gift.
A scholarship of $226 will be offer
I ed each year to a properly qualified
I graduate of a college or university In
I the States above mentioned who de
I sires to pursue his studies in one of
I the graduate departments of Harvard
I University. These departments are
I Graduate school of arts and sci
I Graduate school ef applied science.
Graduate school of business admin
I Divinity school
The selection ef the incumbent or
I this scholarship will be made by the
I appropriate authorities at Harvard, j
I acting in consultation with the au
I thoritles of the institutions from
I which the candidates come.
Applications should specify the de
I partment of Harvard University that
I the candidate wishes t*? ?nt??.
II should be accompanied by a copy of
I his college Tecord and testimonial
I concerning Iiis character and ability
II from teachers and others. The qual
I Ity rather than the number of the
J testimonials Is important.
I GILTEN WOOD MAN A SUICIDE?
P. P. Hoftwwa-y Dies in a Hospital
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 20.?P. P. Hol-i
- loway, white, aged 37 years, died this i
afternoon at the City Hospital, and
the physicians are sure that it is a
case of suicide.. Dr. G. T. Home was
called to the boarding house at 936!
Broad street, Where Holloway lived, I
about 2 o'clock this afternoon and
found him in a comatose condition.
His eyes were wide open and his gen?
eral appearance caused Dr. Horne to
believed that he h?d taken opium. He
was sent to the hospital as soon as
the ambulance could be procured and
died about 3 o'clock.
CAIT. J, F. DIVINE DEAD.
Veteran Coast Line Man Passes
Away at Wilmington.
Wilmington. X. C, Aug. 21.?Capt.
J??hn Francis Divine, for 58 years
OOntlUOUtly with the Atlantic Coast
Line and parent companies as general
superintendent and assistant general
Superintendent, died here today. In
the IOth year of his age. He was
born in Glasgow, Scotland, but spent
his boyhood In Baltimore, coming to
Wilmington in 1851, and remaining
with the Atlantic Coast Line until his
death, The funeral Will be conduct?
11,000 GIVEN DENMARK SCHOOL.
Boston Woman Leaves Bequest for
Boston, Aug. 81.?Under the will
of the late Mrs. Marlon Davis Hoi
llngsworth, widow of the wealthy
Bottpn paper manufacturer, filed tor
probate today, the Voorhees indus?
trial BchOOl, of Denmark, S. C, is
given $1.000. Over $100,000 Is dis?
posed of among a considerable list
is't at be thy Country's, Thy God's an
3D AY. AUGUST 25,
GRAFTING COUNTIES TREAS?
Bonding Company Tenders $20,000
in Payment of Shortage of J. C.
Langford, of Hampton.
Columbia, Aug. 21.?The bonding
company has tendered $20,000 in
payment of the shortage of J. C.
Langford, of Hampton County. The
total shortage reported was $24,
171.22, and every effort will be made
to get the balance due the State and
county of Hampton. The bonding
company is claiming insurance. In
the meantime the matter is in statu
J. C. Langford, treasurer of Hamp?
ton, was found short last year and
was suspended from office December
24, 1908, by Gov. Ansel, a new treas?
urer being appointed in his place.
The official shortage is as follows:
Due State.$ 5,457.03
Due county. 10,529.10
Turned over to successor. .. 424.97
The bonding company has sent a
check for $20,000, leaving a balance
of $4,171.22. It is explained that the
bonding company should be liable for
the entire amount, aa the treasurer
gets bonds every time he is electd to
an office, that is to say, each term the
bond has to be taken out again. The
bonds are good' for ten years. In case
a shortage is discovered within that
time the bonding company must
stand good for the amount of the1
ahortage up to the $20,000 for each
term of office. The present payment
is, perhaps, the largest in the history
of the State for one bonding compa
The Edgetidd Case.
In regard to the Edgefleld shortage!
a compromise, upon which was en
t^rod Into at Edgefleld yesterday at a
meeting of the grtfnd jury, the foi-*'
low<ng is the official statement of the
shortage of Dr. J. T. Pattison:
Due State.I 874.39
Due county. 9,767.18
Due schools,. 3,434.83
From this amount should be de?
ducted the following items:
Cash paid to successor.. ..$1,448.32
County claims on hand.... 3,961.62
This leaves a net shortage of $8,
66*6.46. The compromise agreed upon
at Ed Keile id yesterday fixed the pay?
ment at $5,800, of which $5,00? goes
to the county and $800 to ihe State,
leaving the balance unaccounted for
of $2,866.45. This amount is ap?
portioned among the county funds j
askd schools. ,
The Legislature will, no doubt, ae
onpt the compromise, because the
delegation was present at the meet
lng of the grand jury at Edg-efleld. The
report Is made by the Comptroller
General In his annual report to the
Legislature on the matter of .short?
Unpleasant Affair in Edgefiekl Satis?
Kd-gefleld, Aug. 20.?The grand
Jury met here yesterday to consider
the recent shortage of ex-Treasurer
J. T. Patterson, and if ponuble to
reach an adjustment of the matter.
Ex-Governor Sheppard appeared for
Dr. Patterson and hi* bondsmen,
while Solicitor Timmerman looked
after the interest of the State and
c ^unty. After hearing thene gentle?
men and holding a consultation with
the Legislative delegation a resolution
was passed by the body recommend?
ing a compromise or adjustment upon
the basis of $6,800, which was ac?
cepted. $r>.ooo to lo the county
and the remainder to the state. This
is to be an end of the unpleasant af?
SOUTHERN'S I EW LINE.
Weil Founded Rumor Wlnaton
Salem That Road Will Build Direct
Wlnston-qalem, N. C, Aug. 20.?
There if a well founded rumor cur?
rent to tbe effect that negotiations
are in progress whereby the Southern
railway plans to build a railroad
from X'?rth Wllkesboro t<? St, Paul,
\,?;?.. a distance ??f over ~"<) nubs.
connecting with a direct line from
the West. Preliminary surveys have
(1 Truth's.*' ( f 0
GRAFTING COUNTY TREASURERS
Correspondent Suggests Newl>erry
ITohibitlonist fur Executive Man?
To the Editor of the News and Cou?
rier: Since the prohibitionists have,
all broke down, cut up and defeated
the dispensaryites, horse, foot and
dragoons, and we will now pass over
into the land of Canaan, flowing with
milk and honey and where sin and
sorrow will trouble us no more, it
behooves us?especially the benight?
ed dispensaryites?to seek out and
put forward our prettiest foot, in the
way of officers, to keep the kitchen
j spick and span. Having recovered
from the rude shock administered to
us by the wicked "prohibs" and
dusted the grime and sand from our
unhallowed garments, we now pro?
ceed to nominate the Hon. George B.
Cromer, of Newberry, as the next
Chief Executive of the grand old
Commonwealth of South Carolina.
He has said that he wanted no office,
(and we believe him,) but he is too
good and true and competent a man
to hide his light under a bushel.
Cincinnatus was forcibly extracted
from between his plough handles to
preside over the destinies of Rome,
and we are sure that Dr. Cromer will
allow us to take him from his legal
plough to pull the bell cord over the
So much by way of pleasantry. To
be serious, Mr. Cromer has never
preached the blessings of a rotten
State dispensary in one breath and
harped on the damning blight of liq?
uor upon the morals and manhood of/
the age in the next. He has been a
prohibitionist from his mother's
breast to the present and would be
naught else, though everybody ' be?
side him should advocate the traffic.
He did not "bite his tongue" when it
was unpopular to talk prohibition,
and now that his propaganda has got
us down, hard and fast, on our backs,
we naturally want the best in the
The, State is ^calling for men of ??s
stripe and, while we do not agree
with him on prohibition, we know
of no higher and purer and nobler
type of manhood in South Carolina
than George B. Cromer.
SUES DRUG STORE FOR $20.000.
J. M. Styles of Greer Seeks to Re?
cover Damages for Alleged Mistake
in Filling Prescription.
Greenville, Aug. 22.?A suit has
been brought for $20.000 damages
against the Highland Drug company
of Greer by Mr. J. M. Styles of that
city, who claims that he had a pre?
scription filled which called for a
sixtieth of a grain of strychnine and
that the defendant company, which
filled the prescription, made the
amount of strychnine in the prescrip?
tion a quarter of a grain. After tak?
ing the medicine in the manner pre?
scribed by the physicians the plain?
tiff in the case deposes that he was
taken desperately ill and that his life
was despaired of by his friends and
MONUMENT FUND COMPLETE.
$19,000 Raised to Erect Memorial
to Women of Confederacy.
Columbia, Apg. 21.?Capt. W. E.
Gonzales, chairman of the woman's
monument commission. announced
today before having on his summer
vacation that the entire $19.000. in?
cluding the $7,500 appropriated by
the State Legislature. required to
bu id the monument, was now in the
bank to the credit of the monument
commission. This will be good news
to patriotic South Carolinians.
Shot by Hurglur.
Lancaster, Aug. 22.?About t
O'clock this morning as a party of
young men were passing the Hyatt
Massey company's store In Van W'yck
they hoard a noise in tlie building
and started to investigate. AS thej
were about to enter the rear door a
man came out, fired at the party with
a shotgun and then ran off. The load
struck Taylor H. Xisbet. one of the
young men. the shot lodging In hi^
shoulder, throat and face Inflicting
serious wounds. He was taken on an
early train this morning to Charlotte
for treatment by Iiis uncle. Dr. Olln
Dr. Clarence J. Blake, of Boston,
one of the leading artists of the coun?
try, and vice president of the Oren
feii Association, lias written an In?
teresting biographical sketch for Dr.
Grenfell'a new book, "Adrift on an
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_*rfTt)N, Established June, IMA
pies?Vol. XXIX. No 52
WELLM&N EXPFDiTIOH FAILS.
HIS BALLOON MEETS DISASTER
AT JOURNEY'S OUTSET,
Auspicious Start for North Polar Re*.
gioiLs Made on August 15, But the
Dirigible Balloon Loses Heavy
Guide Rope and Mounts Sky wart}
and Later Comes to More Grief.
Cape Wellman, Spitzbergen, Augx
15.?(Via Hammerfest, Aug. 21,)'?>
Walter Wellman's second attempt to
sail over the North Pole in a balloon
has resulted in failure. The giant
dirigible balloon, America, in which
Mr. Wellman and his party of three
set out upon their perilous flight to*
day, met with a mishap after it had
proceeded about thirty-two miles
from the starting point. Mr. WelK*
man and his party succeeded in mak>
ing a landtng without injury to any'
member and returned to this point
on board the steamer Fram, which
also towed in the disabled balloon.
After a long preparation and wait*
ing for favorable weather, the oppor?
tunity came today, and Mr. Wellmat.
decided early in the morning to make>
the start. ^
At 10 o clock in the morning th<
anchors were cast loose, the air ship>
ascending beautifully. The engince
were set in motion and everything
semed to work to perfection. The big
air craft was headed northward and
set out at twenty-five miles an. hour..
After having covered some thirty*
two miles the leather guide rope, ta
which was attached a thousand
pounds of provisions and stores broke
away. This was just as the airship,
was nearing the pack ice of North
Released from this great weight,
the airship shot upwards at a terrific
pace until it was at a great height
above the clouds. The pilots sac*
ceeded, however, in bringing her
down near the earth, turned her
about and set out to fight their way
seaward and southward against a.
strong wind. The airship- proceeded
slowly southward to the edge of the
pack ice. where the steamer Frana
was anchored. The Fram started to
tow the ai-ship to Spitzbergen, The
strain was so great, however, that it
threatened to tear the car to whic&
the rope was attached, and Mr. Well*
man finally decided to bring the air?
ship down to the surface of the wa?
ter. This was effected without mie?
hap. and the car rested on the surface*
of the water until all the members a*
the crew, the dogs and the scientific
instruments could be transferred
aboard the Fram. A fresh start was
then made, and the America was to^
ed back to the landing stage arm .
within a short distance of where the -
start was made.
But the ill-luck of the expedition i
was not yet at an end. Just ae the
airship had reached the landing stage
and everything looked favorable foi
its rescue without serious damage, a i
sudden gust of wind caught the- tig j
inflated ba? broadside and snatchrAi
it away from its .tow lines.
It was carried careening eve?
rough ice hammocks for some dig
tance, and then it exploded. All thf
scattered parts of the airship were
subsequently recovered, but the dam**
age was so great as to preclude any
further attempt to fly over the pel*
LIQUOR BAHRED BY ELKS.
Orangehurg Ixxlge Decides to Du.
Orangeburg, Aug. 21.?At a largely
attended meeting of Orangeburg
Lodge, Ko. 897. B. P.*?0. Elks, held
last night, the resolution quoted be*
low was ad >pted. The resolution will
go into effect in a few days and all
lockers discontinued. IL should be
said, however, that only a limited
lu mber have ever been maintained.
The membership of this lodge is rep?
reeentatiVe of the beet citizens of the
City, and while there are those who
feel thai personal liberty is bein>: ln
vaded, they, nevertheleeaj raberdV*
nate their Individual viewe to the r\*
pressed will of the people at the
polls. For. as ESlka, they are taught
thai patriotism la a duty, and that
conformity to law is the best way iu
which love of home and country can
be given expression.
Tiie resolution is as follows:
"Resolved, That no intoxicating ltq>
U< re, spirituous, malt or fermented,
shall be kept or stored, cither In
private lockers or otherwise, within
,any rooiu or place owned or conti till?
cd by tiiis lodg< ."
Fort Worth, Texas, ? irw days age
reported the temperature as high a*
120. The Texan doesn't have to f\\
to it. It cornea to him.?VYHmingtch