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WOMEN PRISONERS TORTURED
GIRL TKI.1.S REVOLTING STORY
OP ATLANTA STOCKADE.
Wttne** Before City < ?nun 11 Add* to
List of Horror* Pra<lleed on Help?
less* Female Inmate*.
Atlanta. Oa,. Dec. 30.?That white
women were hung up on the wall
of s cell room, with extended arms,
as though crucified, that at least one
attempt was made to whip a woman,
and that prisoners were used to do
work for private cltlxens were some
of the things testified to today In the
city council tnveetlgatlon of the city
prison, known as its stockade.
Charges* that the city prison, to
which men and women convicted of
misdemeanors and unable to pay a
money tine were committed Is a filthy
pldee. unworthy of holding even ani?
mals, that there has been graft and
that barbarous cruelties are practic?
ed there have been made. The grand
jurors recently Indicted Superintend?
ent Vlnclng and two guards for
cruelty and made public a scattering
report which resulted In this in?
Ruby Galther. a country girl, who
?aid she was 19 years old, wss the
star witness of the day. After the
grand Jurors had described the pris?
on as the dirtiest place on earth,
dirtier than any pig pen," the girl
She told hoe. she was sent to the
stockade after her mother remarried
because she fought with her step?
brothers, and how one day she was
?frock by another woman prleoner,
she struck back, and fearing to be
punished, went to Superintendent
Vlnclng and reported her Infraction
"Mr. Vlnclng grabbed me," /she
said, "and snapped a handcuff
around my tight wrist. He end
another guard dragged me to the
wall In the* cell room and hooked my
to a ring in the wall. The ring
so high that I could not stand
on my feet, but had to stand on my
tip-toes. I told Vlnclng that I was
III and suffering, but he paid no at*
tentlon to me. I wae hung there for
nearly an hour In agony before I
fainted. I do not know how long I
was hanging, but I was down and the
doctor was attending to me when I
g> The witness told of seeing another
girl, also white, hanging by both
eniets. A third girl waa hung up,
but her handa were ao email that ehe
?tipped through the handcuffs. This
same girl, the witness swore, was
pot in the whipping machine, a big
wooden chair Invented by Vlnclng.
in which the victim la placed, fast
owed end then turned over for the
application of the laah. The lash is
a heavy leather atrap with large
metal rlveta atudded In .ts aurface.
Th'.s girl. Pearl Ryan, waa ao ?mal'
however, that she slipped through
the chair and the guards gave up the
attempt to beat her.
The superintendent and the guards
are indicted for cruelty?beating a
negro. Another negro died a few
days ago from blood poisoning caus?
ed by shackles rusting on his legs and
cutting Into the flesh. When prison?
ers arrived at the stockade ahackles
were riveted on over their clothing
and no matter how long they were
held they could not remove their
clothing, Only lye soap was fur?
nished the prisoners and they got
The Investigation will continue to*
morrow and over 100 witnesses have
WENT TO PRISON VOLUNTARILY.
Pmaon Has Abandoned Appeal and
Begun to Serve Sentence.
Laurena. Dec. 29.?Official papers
committing young Wade / Cothran
Plnson to the State Penitentiary for
a term of two years were mailed to
Superintendent Griffith today by Mr.
John F. Bolt, clerk of Court In Laur?
en* county: and thus upon his own
request and of his own volution in
abandoning hi* appeal to the Su?
preme Court, young Plnson begins
paying the penalty Imposed for the
killing of Thornwell Boyce on the
night of November t Of last year.
Plnson Wrote to his attorneys here
requesting tin- committment papers,
doing this after he had already re?
ported at the Penitentiary.
HI* attorneys knew nothing of
their client's Intention of abandon"
Ina hin appeal
It la now claimed that the ratth
anake bits will eure lubereulosaa
Long ago It was known that corn
whiskey are for r it tie*
if Dr. Eiiiot actually wanca to ben*
et.t humankind, let him puldlsh a
flve-fo >t shopping list KOW York
*nmmi'< 'Hain** Cough Remedy
never disappoints those who use It
for obstinate coughs, soldi and Ir?
ritation* the throat and tonga it
stands unrivalled as a fejgaedy for all
throat and lung diseases. Sohl by
W. W. Slbert.
LOST KSKIMO TIUBKS.
A Scholar'** Account of a People
Seen by White Men But Once.
An account of the lost Esklm ?
trtbes of the east coast of Greenland
was printed recently In the Meddel
eleer om Gr?nland, the organ of the
Danish Ethnological Society. The
author Is Dr. \V. Thalbltzer.
In W23 Captain Claverlng was
conducting a sledge expedition alon?
the southwest side of the Island now
bearing his name, which Is situated
on the northeastern coast of Green?
land off what Is now known as Koe
lng Wilhelm Land. There his ex?
pedition encountered a party of 12
The natives who were with Claver?
lng tried to talk to the strangers and
to gain their confidence, but failed in
any degree to make themselves un?
derstood. After the 12 had camped
near Claverlng's party for three days
they disappeared and no further
trace of them was found. That was
the first time and the last that any
white many has seen tribesmen of
the now extinct race of east Green?
land Eskimos. Perhaps those 12
were the only surviving members of
a race that has been obliterated in
the swing of the centuries up in the
Ten years ago Lieut. O. Amdrup.
of the Danish Navy, heading the
Carlsberg expedition to east Green?
wich, made an exhaustive ethnologi?
cal survey of the little known Green?
land coast from Ammassalik, at lat?
itude 65 degrees 30 seconds, to Sa?
bine Island, 74 degrees 30 seconds.
The fruits of this expedition com?
prised facts about the present-day
Eskimos of the southermost Am?
massalik district and the relics of
the lost tribes who inhabited the
coast over a stretch of 300 miles
from the great fiord of Kangerdug
suak to Cape Brewster at the en?
trance to Scoresby Sound.
The ethnological objects which he
brought back with him lay unstud?
ied until at the beginning of this
year Dr. W. Thalbltr.er undertook to
classify the collection brought back
The harpoon heads, needle cases,
women's combs and children's toys
represent an age in the life of the
trtbes long antedating the first con?
tract between the Europeans of me?
diaeval Iceland and the Eskimo of
the lower Greenland tip. Great anti?
quity, how great the scientist cannot
determine, marks the life of these
"By the countless manifestations
of originality in their work.' says the
author, "the objects of the collection
testify that this northeasterly group
of Eskimos, after having been isola?
ted from the rest of mankind, passed
through a vigorous development of
Its own. Finally, in the implements
from this corner of Greenland we
meet with certain features which
point to a special continuity between
the northern and southern culture
of the coast, an ancient connection
long since broken off between the
Northerners and the inhabitants of
the South, L e., the population of
the Hermtllk and Ammassalik fiords.
The highly developed culture of tlv.s
Intensely isolated group occupies a
position apart in the Eskimo world.
"A number of the types of imple?
ments, ornaments and traditions,
which in their main features they
have in common with all other Es?
kimos, have been individual':*-?} and
transformed by them in accordance
with their own personal lasts and
requirements, so that their culture
has thereby received a stamp of its
own which distinguishes It from all
others. As It can not possibly have
been influenced from without It :s
with all Its peculiarity genuinely Es?
The southerly Eskimos, who are
now living and whose tribal continu?
ity has been preserved, intact, pos?
sess a very dim recollection of the
peoples of the north coat, whose de?
serted houses and ancient burying
places have y'elded the only clues to
their existence. It is by tradition on?
ly that knowledge of these lost tribes
has been preserved among the more
enduring folk about the southern
fiord. In their isolation the people
about BoOJTSSby and Franz Joseph's
fiord dwindled Into decay and dis?
The scientist does not make any
attempt to specify the origin of these
lost northern tribes and their south?
ern kinsmen. Not enough is known
of the archaeology ?f the Greenland
dwellers and those who ||vs on the
bridge of islands between Greenland
and North Alaska |o throw definite
llubt on the be-in dio's of the race.
??n this BUbjsel Dr. ThalbitSSr says:
"The two cultures both Inv their
St it high up In the Arctic rsgioni
atld MVS been SVOlvsd under the
same natural conditions for assum?
ing any ipsclal ri lAtlonstllp between
the point Marlow (Alaska? and the
Greenland trlbss or a direct immi?
gration In olden tinns Of the Point
Barrow Bsklmo to east Grssnland.
I*urtharmors, our knowledge of the
past culture of the lOskiino races
whtah dwelt between these two re?
mote reruns Is far too slight to war
COLO WAVE IN THE SOUTH.
HIT TEMPF.KATUHE WILE BE?
GIN TO RISE TODAY.
Wot nor is tiio coldest Ibr the South
OH Record?Mercury Ganged Yes?
terday from Two Degrees Above
Zero at Asheville to 32 Above at
El Paso, Texas?Ice in tlie Clint
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 30.?A terrific
cold wave gripped the entire South
today, not even the orange belt of
far Southern Florida being exempt?
ed from the freezing temperature.
This morning the mercury ranged
from 2 degrees above zero at Ashe
vllle, N. C.i to 3 2 degrees at El Paso
Texas, with 20 above registered at
Jacksonville, Fla., and 28 at Tampa.
A few Texas points and the extreme
southern portion of the Florida pe?
ninsula alone escaped the freezing
This, according to the local weath?
er bureau, was the coldest day of
the coldest December the South has
ever experienced. At 8 o'clock this
morning the thermometer register?
ed 10 degrees above in Atlanta, and
for twenty days past freezing "veath
er has been experienced hei The
long duration of cold has prevailed
over thfe greater portion of the South,
and there has been much suffering
among the poor people, especially
the negroes in cities, where coal is
used as fuel. At Birmingham, Ala.,
where the minimum was 12 degrees
above zero this morning, two negroes
were frozen to death, and near De
catur, Ala., with the thermometer
hovering around 5 above zero, a
family of six were rescued alive with
one of the children expected to die
as a result of exposure to the cold.
For the first time since 1886 there
was ice today in the Catahoochee
River at Atlanta, similar conditions
prevailing in the rivers of Tennessee,
North Alabama and the western part
of North Carolina.
While it is believed that no seri?
ous damage has been done the Flori?
da orange crop, Fernandlna reports
that oranges were frozen in that
section, and from other parts of
Florida come reports that fires in
the groves were resorted to last
night to protect the trees.
Cotton planters of the far South"
west hail with delight the severe cold,
believing that millions of the boll
weevil have been destroyed and a
further spread of this insect to new
Freezing temperatures will con?
tinue tonight over most of the South?
ern States, according to the local
frecaster, followed by warmer weath?
The present cold has been accom?
panied by little snow in the South,
and yesterday and today there was
practically no rainfall reported from
any of the Southern States. The
wind, however, has been strong.
THE PELLAGRA GERM.
Has Been Isolated by North Carolina
Durham, N. C, Dec. 30?Through
inoculation of guinea pigs, which in
turn infected other pigs, the pella?
gra germ has been isolated by two
physicians. The pigs, poisoned with
serum transmitted from other pigs,
died. A direct transmission to pigs
of a germ from a patient afflicted
with pellagra will be watched in
hopes of determining the cause of
SAVE THE FUEL BILL.
Supervisor Miles Orders Heating
Plant be Closed.
In order to save the fuel bill of
the county, Supervisor D. M. Miles
has Issued orders not to fire up the
heating plant and the officials have
to depend entirely upon grate fires
to keep warm. The furnace at the
court house eats up coal like a fur?
nace In a steamship, and the super?
visor decided not to use the furnace
except when court is in session.?
Fire in La mar.
Lamar, Dec. 30.?Fire at 4.30
this morning destroyed the McSween
IferoantUi company's store, with its
contents, and wrecked tin? building
owned by the Hank of Lamar. Toe
McSween company loss is about $36,
000, with 120,.) insurance, while
the loss t>> the Bank of 1 .a mar is
about 12*500, partly covered by In
rant sued) an assumption.
"Ther ? exists no connected ac?
count of the material OUlture of thl
great group Of ESsklmoi dwelling at
about the same latitude around the
mouth of ths Mackensle river, still
more meager is our knowledge of
that extinct ECsklmo culture of whi< h
the sole witnesses IN the ruins in
the islands in the north Canadian
archipelago; these islands form th<
most northerly bridge between tin;
western Eskimo and Greenland."
COLI) WAVE PASSING.
Rising Pressure Area is Moving East?
ward PrOtn MlTtlllppj Valley Rriv
ing Jack Fiott Boforo it
Washington, Dec. 30.?The ex?
treme cold which has been sweeping
over the eastern portion of the coun?
try from the tip of Maine to the
keys of Florida is being dissipat?c
before a rising pressure area that is
moving rapidly eastward from the
M'ssissippi Valley? The first modera'
tion will be evidenced tomorrow
morning in the Plain States and the
temperature will rise as the areE
moves towards the Atlantic.
Great concern wag felt in Florida
for fear that, the fruit farms migh
suffer another destructive freeze
such as the one of 1895 when the
mercury dropped to five below zero
but the lowest temperature recorded
at Tampa was 28 degrees above. The
temperature reported at Norfolk to?
day was the lowest recorded there
since 1904 and all through the South,
reports of intense cold poured in.
NO CHARGE FOR MEALS.
Guests May Eat All They Want and
Pay Whatever They Want to.
The United Society of Practical
Christianity, founded in Kansas Clt>
20 years ago by Charles Flllmore,
and which has grown in membership
until now there are branch societies
throughout the world, maintains ai
Its headquarters here a unique hotel.
So popular has this hostelry become
that it is planned to double its ca?
Vegetarian Inn, as the place is
known, serves no meats of any kind,
nor any butter and cream. Persons
used to meat come to test the diet
and remain as boarders. All seem
satisfied and many grow fleshy.
For three years a diet of delicious
artificial meats has been faithfully
followed by the boarders. There is
no charge for meals. Any one who
wishes may eat and leave In a dish
on the table the amount he consid?
ers the meal worth.
International Revenue Officer An?
swers Inquiries on the Subject.
Washington Dec. 31.?"Where a
corporation through Its books or
otherwise can ascertain its income
sufficiently for the officers to make
oath to the return as true, this will
be regarded as equivalent to an in?
ventory and a physical Inventory
need not be taken.
"It is relied, however, that in the
casea of many corporations the in?
come for the calendar year can not
be ascertained wthout taking a phy?
sical inventory at the end of the cal?
endar year, and the law being ex?
plicit both as to the period and the
income, where such Income can not
be ascertained without a physical
inventory, this will have to be ta?
This is the veiw expressed by the
internal revenue office In response to
Inquiries from corporations who are
finding themselves embarrassed In
making returns In cases where their
fiscal year is not Identical with the
It is especially important to those
concerns where the question of tak?
ing o# a physical Inventory of mer?
chandise, supplies or other materials
is at stake. The law provides expli
city that the returns on which the
one per cent, tax is to be paid arc
to be made as of the end of the cal?
endar year. The rulling made by the
office, it is said, is to apply only to
the returns from the current year.
Sumter should have another rail?
road before the end of 1910, and the
way is open to the attainment of this
greatly to be desired trade outlet, if
the people of the community will
but work together and be public
spirited in deed as well as in words.
The semi-annual clearance sale of
the D. J. Chandler Clothing Com?
pany began Saturday. The sale in?
cludes all suits, overcoats and trou?
sers, and the sale price will be actual
c??st, as usual. Those who nerd
clothing will obtain bargains at
Chandler'a during this sale.
I.t-t us hope that Alderman Ligon,
chairman of the police committee, by
virtue of tie- authority granted him
by City Council, will be able to put
;| twist in tin- tails of the blind
tigere. The man who will deny that
whlakey is being Bold in Sumter by
numerous and sundry persons, is
willfully ignoring a generally ad?
mitted fart. Mr. Ligon cannot re?
sort to too severe measures to phase
the law abiding and law reapectlng
citizens of Sumter, it is Impoaalble
yto make a prohibitory law absolutely
eff< ctlve, but the open and flagrant
violations of tin." law can be Sup?
pressed, and the city authorities owe
it to the good nanu- of the city to
spare no expense to make tin- blind
tigers keep under cover.
DEMAND FOR COTTON.
KEPT UP COTTON PRICES DES?
PITE PROFIT TAKING.
General l ist Cloeed Throe Point*
Higher to Six Points Dowcr--South
ern News Bullish.
New York. Dec. 31.?The cotton
market was comparatively quiet to?
day and after the first hour business
was chiefly local, but while specula?
tive longs appeared to be taking
profits over the holiday tomorow and
the week end there was demand from
spot people which sustained prices,
with January contracts making a
new high record for the season and
with the general list closing steadi?
ly net 3 points higher to 6 points
The market opened steady at *
decline of 1 point to an advance of
4 points, near positions being a
shade lower under January notices
and disappointing cables, while the
spring months were higher on cov?
ering. It was estimated that notices
representing about 25,000 bales of
cotton were issued against January
contracts and during the first half
hour there was considerable selling
of later months by commission men
who were evidently liquidating long
cotton for over two days' adjourn?
ment. Prices eased off to a net de?
cline of about 4 to 6 points in con?
sequence, but as soon as the offer?
ings of long cotton diminished, and
It was seen that notices were being
stopped, in some cases by the same
people who had issued them, the
market developed a firmer tone on
covering by local shorts and a con?
tinued demand from spot people and
foreign houses. The spot people
were supposed to be covering cotton
"called" by mills, while the foreign
houses were assumed to be buying
In the short end of straddles, and It
was believed that the chief support
received by the market during the
day came from these sources; as at
no time was there evidence of ag?
gressive buying by the bull leaders.
The market sold up to 15.88 for Jan?
uary and to 16.42 for May, during
the afternoon, but eased off from the
best in the late trading under realiz?
ing, with January closing at 15.80
and May at 16.37.
Southern spot news continued very
bullish, while the week-end figures
made a strong showing with the visi?
ble supply for American increasing
only 14,000 bales for the week,
against an increase of over 140,000
bales Last year.
Receipts at the ports today 26,527
bales against 39,404 last week, and
20,845 last year . For the week 175,
000 bales, against 223,582 last week,
and 286,777 last year. Today's re?
ceipts at New Orleans 4,508 bales
against 2,4 68 last year, and at Hous?
ton 1,941 bales against 6,6 53 last
Cotton spot closed quiet, 5 points
lower; middling uplands 16.10 mid?
dling gulf 16.36; sales 3.36; sales 3.
Futures opened staedy and closed
It is reported on what appears to
be reliable authority that Kress
& Co., of New York, will begin work
on their building at the corner of
South Main and Caldwell streets
within the next thirty days. The
same authority states that the plans
are for a two story and basement
building, 72 x 125 feet. The mater?
ial to be used is reinforced concrete.
Pneumonia Follows a Cold,
?but never follows the use of Foley's
Honey and Tar, which stops the
cough, heals the lungs and expels
the cold from your system. Take at
first sign of a cold and avoid a dan?
gerous illness. Sibert's Drug Store.
At any rate Speaker Cannon's at?
titude makes it tolerably clear that
where the insurgents are concerned
he is in no danger of a rear-end col?
lision.?Providence Evening Tri?
Rev. I. W. Williams Testifies.
?Rev. I. \V. Williams. Huntington?
W Va.. writes us as follows: "This
Is to certify that I used Foley's Kid?
ney Remedy for nervous exhaustion
and kidney trouble and am free to
?ay that Foley's Kidney Remedy will
do all that you claim for it." Sibert's
Will cure a cough or cold no
matter how severe and prevent
pneumonia and consumption.
This is to certify that all
druggists are authorized to re?
fund your money if Foley's
Honey and Tar fails to cure
your cough or cold. Contains !
no opiates. The genuine is in a
yellow package. REFUSE SUBSTITUTE* i
SIEBERTS DRUG STORE.
The Mailt After Christina?*,
TWII the nicht after Chriamaa and
all through the house
Pandemonium broke loose?no room
for a mouse.
Many pekets were empty; the man?
tle was hare;
i Nick had skedaddled?nobody
'he children didn't hanker for heir
snug little beds,
or sugar plums were dancing and
not in their heads.
The din of tin horns, the rattle of
he thump of the drum, the crack?
er's loud peals;
They bring to the sufferer but one
year must elapse ere another vis?
Who could settle his brain for any
kind of nap,
With the children all crazed by this
We welcome the clatter of his rein?
ut it's the clatter that carries him
away from our roof.
Away, St. Nicholas! Away to your
Take Cook and Peary with you and
crawl in your hole.
Amusement was created at the
treasury department recently by the
receipt of a letter from a French
awyer, at Pau, France, inclosing a
500 Confederate bond and a $10i
Confederate bill, asking that they be
redeemed, as they are "assets" of an
estate he is settling. The bond and
bill will be returned to the ?ender.
with the Information that the Civil
war is over, and, anyhow, the bond
and bill are decidedly worthiest*.
*F<">r indigestion and all stomach
troubles take Foley's Orlno Laxative.
It Is the natural remedy for Indiges?
tion, dyspepsia, heartburn, bad .
breath, sick headache, torpid liver,
biliousness and habitual constipa?
tion. Foley's Orino Laxative sweet?
ens the stomach and breath, and
tones up the entire alimentary sys?
tem. Sibert's Drug Store.
There is a stronger demand for
the repeal of the lien law now than
ever before, and we look for the leg?
islature to wipe out the mortgage
clause, which if done practically de?
stroys the crop advancing business,
and puts the credit system in the
hands of the banks and other money
Making Life Safer.
Everywhere life is being made more
safe through the work of Dr. King's
New Life Pills in Constipation. Bil?
iousness, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Liv?
er troubles, Kidney Diseases; and
Bowel Disorders. They're eaf-.y, but
sure, and perfectly build up the
health. 25c at Sibert's Drug Store.
The Presidential definition of
"whiskey" is simply the old-ftshion
ed "splrltus frumentl" of the pres?
criptions, and its common-sense ac?
curacy is beyond dispute. Of course,
there is whiskey and whiskey, but it
Is all whiskey.?New York Tribune*
Simple Remedy for LaGrippe.
?LaGrippe coughs are dangerous,
as they frequently develop into pneu*
monia. Foley's Honey and Tar not
only stops the cough, but heals and
strengthens the lungs so that no se?
rious results need be feared. The
genuine Foley's Honey and Tar con?
tains no harmful drugs and is in a
yellow package. Sibert's Drug Store.
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