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1 The Press arid Banner
r PABT SBOOIJT).
I BRYAN ABUSED.
y Senators btewdrt and Danic
in Hotel Lobby.
I BECAUSE HE THINKS
pr Himself unci Refuses to Sneezi
Whenever They Take Snuff.?Tin
Former, With Angry Words, He
fuses to Meet Mr. Bryan, Whili
the Latter Kails at Him Becausi
He Does Not Do As He Wants Him
I One day last week William J
ryan was denounced by former Sen
:or William Stewart, of Nevada, ir
le Williard Hotel, Xew Nork. Th(
;nunciation was spoken within ear
lot of the Neb'raskan. A momeni
ter Senator John W. Daniel, of Vir
nia, declined point blank to attend
e dinner that night in his honor
e accused . Mr. Bryan of being dietorial
and of taking his ideas from
itsiders.
Mr. Bryan had been in the Williard
tending the meeting of the assoition
which aims at publicity of
mpaign contributions. As he stepd
into the lobby, former Senator
awart was seated in one of the
9y chairs. Senator Daniel, who is
ne, was leaning on his crutches
ar the desk.
Major J. A. Armes, one of the
jmoters of the Bryan dinner an>ached
Mr. Stewart and said:
"Senator, there is a friend of
ars. Why don't you go over and
>ak to him?"
"Friend of mine; friend of mine'."
uttered the former Seuator so
idly that all could hear him. "That
;er is no friend of min*. What is
i use of talking to him7 He doesn't
ount to anything. He has run
on/1 hoon defeated. You don't
t TT 1VV ?UU vvvm ?
Jt>et oil'a horee that has been licked
twice, 'do you?"
This outburst seemed to upset Major
Armes, for he made no reply, but
walked over and joined Senator Daniel.
He said: ,
"Senator, won't you come to our
dinner tonight in honor of Mr.
Bryan? We sent you tickets, but
have received no reply."
"No." said Senator Daniel emphat
I ically, "I will not. I do not care
I to attend any dinner at which Mr.
I Bryan is the guest of honor. I thank
I you for your kindness, but I am goI
ing to Richmond tonight and it is
I impossible."
ij With that, Senator Daniel started
'down the corridor. In passing the
I elevator he encountered Mr. Bryan,
I who was talking to a group of
I friends. The two greeted each othI
er and stepped aside. There was a
I short conversation in an undertone
I and then Senator Daniel lifted his
I voice and was heard to say:
I "I am very sorry I can't agree with
I .you. I like you personally, but I don'1
I like your principles, nor your plat1
form. You don't listen to those withI
in your party. You are too fond ol
I dictating what the party should do.'
I As he spoke the Virginia Senatoi
I shifted his weight on his crutch anc
p his free hand shook his finger at thf
X'^hraskan.
"When did I do that?" interrupted
Mr. Bryan."
"You did it in 1900. You declarer
that you would not be the nomine<
of the party unless the silver plan!
was inserted in the platform," snap
ped Senator Daniel.
"Well, you were with nie on tha
in 1896, wern't you, Senator?" ques
tioner Mr. Bsyan.
"I beg to differ with you. f wa
not with you." was the answer.
"You were a member of the com
mittee which drew up the platform.'
^ "But I opposed that plftnk in th
platform," declared Daniel, "j an
not believe in it. I fought it whe:
the platform was being written."
"I am surprised," exclaimed Mi
Bryan, and his apearence did not be
lie his words. "I am surprised to hea
that, for I had always considere
that you were with me," he repeal
ed."
"No. I was not," thundered Danie
You are wrong. You dictate to th
pacty'too much."
"Well, Senator," interrupted Mi
Bryan, "I do not want to quarn
with you about this matter. I thin
I had better be going," and suitin
the action to the word, the Nebra:
kan brushed past Senator Daniel an
left the hotel.
Senator Daniel stood his groun
for several minutes, and then he. to<
left the hotel, going to the railroa
station and taking a train for Ricl
mond.
POOR FELLOW
Had Nothing; To Be Thankful F<
and Killed Self.
"I have lived thirty-six Thankgi
ings and never had anything to 1
thankful for, so here goes nothing
was the note left bv Jos Meisle
proprietor of a hotel at Appleto
Wis., who blew off the top of his lie?
with a shotgun. iu?iciU
ordered all the guests from the hot
saying that he intended quitting but
ness and demanded that they moi
before Thanksgivng morning.
HAD A HARD TIME.
}l Two Men Starved Three Days i
Boat on Bay.
Drifting Without h'oou or Dim
They Hail Passing Vessels lint )
No Avail.
p Without food or drink for sevent;
two consecutive hours, and 1 earin
p
evidence of having been buffeted I
storm, Charles Losee and Georg
e Goff, amateur fishermen, arrived ?
their homes in Fort Hamilto
J
on Thursday evening. They told ho"
a little boat In which they went adrii
was passed by several fishing smack;
. although the two endangered me
signalled wildly for help.
1 The men had caught a good man
fish and had started back for For
Hamilton. As they got to the mout
of the narrows a big storm struc'
them. The sail of the skiff was ren
as if it were tissue paper. The mas
cracked and fell overboard, tippin
the vessel until the men believei
they would be drowned. The storr
t not only destroyed sail and mast
but even ripped the rudder loose, s<
1 that it was useless.
Losse and Goff were helples. The:
' had taken along only enough wate
and food to last late in the afternoon
' and as the night wore on and the gali
swept hither and thither in the col<
i and darkness they began to suffe
i from thirst. As morning broke th?
storm increased in fury, and the fish
' ermen had no idea where they were
Rain descended in such volumes am
was driven in such vapor like cloud:
that they could not even see th<
shore.
A sailing vessel, struggling witl
the choppy sea, passed close to ih<
skiff. Losse and Goff shouted wildl:
and waved pieces of the tattered sail
But the craft went lurching on hei
way, the captain paying no attentioi
to the yells for help.
Later another vessel, a big fishinf
smack, hove in sight, and the criei
were renewed, but again they wen
ignored. Several other vessels sailec
passed the seemingly doomed men
and they abandoned hope.
Meanwhile the police had issued <
general alarm for them, and all th<
life-saving stations along the Nev
Jersey coast were notified. Crews o:
outgoing fishing vessels were re
quested to keep a lookout for th<
missing pair, but no word was re
ceived from them until late Thurs
day. At seven o'clock they appeare<
at their homes.
They had drifted into Point Citj
Cove, about eight miles from Atlan
tic Highlands, and had managed s<
as to manoeuvre the boat as to per
mit a landing. The two were be
draggled and haggard from exposun
and lack of sustenance. They won'
go out in the skiff again.
KILLED NEAR CHESTER.
i Blood Found on Trestle But Bod;
Not Vet Recovered.
A dispatch from Chester to Th<
; State says on the arrival of a througl
freight there Friday morning fron
Abbeville the crew reported that th
' fireman. Ablert Ferguson, a youn
! mail of that place, was found to b
missing near Tvger river. The trai
was at once stopped and an ineffec
tual search made for some distanc
' along the atrck.
? On receiving the information thei
c Mr. G. W. Ferguson, father of t.li
voung man, in company w:ih a refa
tive, Mr. W. VV. Smith, left foi th
* scene. At Tvger river they saw bloo
and -some strands of hair or. the ra
and the bridge timber. From lhi
55 they concluded that the youug fin
man had fallen into the river. The
" Mnd some of the nearby resident
made efforts to locate the body. In
J lie efforts were without results
[ On the midnight train of the Se:
? - - .V
" board several men ien 10 jom u
party and assist in the work of coi
' tini'ing the search. They were pr<
vided with an outfit of grapplin
' hooks.
c Albert Ferguson was about twent;
b" two years of age and was the olde
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ferguso
of Chester. It is said that this wj
e his first trip 011 the road in the c
t> pacitv of fireman.
il THREE HOLD ROBRERS.
k
S Help I'p Passengers in a Crowd*
d Railway Station.
^ Thrusting big revolvers in tl
1 faces or a coachload of Erie passe
^ gers at the station of that road ear
Thursday morning at Cleveland, C
three masked men succeeded in gf
ting $30 and escaped as a policem;
arrived. As the policeman enter*
the car the trio fled warning the pa
?r sengers not to join in the chase. I
the hill the three sped, bullets fro
the policeman's revolvers followh
^ them. me ronuers iosi meiusei v
e in the crowd in Superior street.
Caught by Flames.
At (jlouster. Mass.. one man w
' killed, a man and woman probal:
Lfl ?. .-n- -* .1 l 1 U
laiauy uijuretj anu sevcicii uiucis u
l- thrilling escapes Friday in a fire
. the Harvard boarding house. Jo!
ll~ Fonton. the dead man. jumped frc
,e a sixth story window and broke I
neck.
MURDERER HANGED.
in Luke Chisholm Pays Penalty foi
Killing Robert Graham.
ik The First Hanging That Has Ever
to Taken Place In the County of
Dorchester.
y- A dispatch from St. Georges M>
ig The News and Courier says the first
ly hanging in Dorchester County occurr;e
ed Friday when Luke Chisolm paid
it the penalty of death for the murder
n of Robert Graham, In Summerville,
^ last August. At the term of Court
^ in October Luke Chisolm was found
guilty of murder and sentenced to be
5* "'hanged by his neck till his body be
n dead, on the 29th day of November.'*
From the rising of the Court till
y that morning just before Chisholm
't was taken to the scaffold, the minish
ters of his race have been untiring
k in their efforts to save his soul, and
t before the black cap was adjusted to
t close his vision of things of this life,
S he testified that his soul was saved
J , J
11 as 110 nas oneii uunt; smit scmcutc
11 of death was passed upon him.
He told the spectators that he was
0 ready and willing to die and that
whiskey was the cause of his filling
Y a felon's grave. He asked that all
r would look upon him and take a
. lesson as to the evil of strong drink
8 and the degradation it would bring
1 upon a man.
r Then the black cap was adjusted
s over his head, his feet and hands se
curely tied, the noose put around his
' neck and at 11.15 Sheriff Limehouse
i cut the rope which sprung the trap
s door, and Chisholm's body was swung
5 in midair until 11.38. when the attending
physician pronounced him
1 dead.
5 His body was taken down and
placed in a coffin to be taken in
charge by his people.
r A large number of people were
1 in town to witness the execution, but
under the law only a certain number
i were permitted to see it. There were
s numbers on the outside of the jail
- yard, who never gained admittance.
1 This has closed the chapter of the
... . .
. worst murder ever committed in
this State.
1
? FIENDISH ATTACK
r
f On an Old Lady by a Brute in liich?
niond, Va.
Brutally assaulted in her room by
j a negro who was overcome by officers
and neighbors only after a wild and
desperate struggle, Mrs. Jane Perry, I
\ 85 years old, and an invalid, lies in
} a critical condition with face and
head badly bruised in her home, No.
2003 East Broad street, where the
attack took place.
The negro, Junius Brooker, who I
lived in the yard in the rear of the
premises occupied by Mrs. Perry, was
caught by Policeman Goodman and
a neighbor, Mr. W. A. Duke, in the
y room, beating his aged victim. The
old lady had been dragged from her
bed on the floor, and was being held
by the negro in a desperate grip,
k Officer Goodman cried out: "What
a are you doing there?'" whereupon
e the negro reached up and with his
fist, smashed the lamp, putting the
room in darkness. Another light
? was secured, the officer using his
club to terrible advantage over the
e negroe's head.
Booker fought like a fiend, seem?
ing hardly to feel the blood drawing
e blows which rained on his head, anc-1
, holding Officer Goodman in a tight
e embrace. Duke took Goodman's pis^
tol from his pocket, but in the enjj
counter was unable to gH. the shot
lP at the man without endangering the
officer. Hooker exclaimed:
'v. "I know you, Mr. Duke; I'll fix
"s you," but when he saw the leveled
pistol, he calmed down, and was dragged
to the front room where he was
tied hands and foot.
ie Duke turned his attention to Mrs.
Pprrv. who seemed unconscious, but
revived on being lifted, muttering:
? "He has nearly killed me. Put me on
? my bed and let me die." and then
v._ later: '"He would have killed me. if
st you hadn't come in.
n Several of .he bystanders and
jg neighbors expressed a desire for suma_
rnary justice without the intervention
of the authorities.
FIVE PERSONS KILLED.
'd Train Crashed Into Crowded Trolley
Car at Crossing.
ie A trolley car loaded with passenn
gers on their way to work was run
ly down by a.rfeight train at the rail)..
road crossing at Waterbury, Conu.,
it- Thursdaj*.
an Five persons were killed in the
ed crash and eight injured. The trollej
is- car was demolished.
*P The freight was running at full
m speed. The motorman of the trollej
'-i ort/i iV,o unnmnchinsr Irair
Ufj t'U u IU I1V/C niv, w?~~?> ? c
es as he ran into the crossing.
When he saw the freight trail
hearing down 011 him he put on ful
speed and tried <0 cross in front .v
as it. The freight was too near, how
?lv ever, and in an instant the locomo
ad tive liore down 011 the car.
in The trolley was ground into kind
llii ling wood. Many of the passenger!
>111 were unrecognizable when taken ou
lis of the wreck. Of the eight injurrc
.several are reported to be badly hurt
j SCHOOL GROWTH
P In This State the Past TwentyFive
Years Rapid.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE.
State Superintendent of Education
Martin Points Out Some of the
Things That Havo Been Accomplished
in the Last Quarter of a
Century in Educational Matters By
Our People.
During the last twenty-five years
South Carolina has made marvelous
progress in all lines, and in no other
line has the advance of this Commonwealth
been greater than in education.
There is yet much to be done.
The foundations have merely been
laid for making this Commonwealth
a thorough educated and intelligent
State, where iliiteracy shall be at the
minimum, but at the same time encouragement
and hope should be taken
from the record of accomplishTV*
An + Kir? r* ? -? ??
??cui "uuiii a. quai ici ui a ucuiury.
In his fourth coming annual report
State Superintendent of Education
Martin will give some data in the
effort to show the advance within
the period mentioned. Twenty-five
years ago the State Superintendent
of Education was Hugh E. Thompson,
that splendid gentleman and
educator, who later became Governor
of South Carolina, went to Washington
in the administration of Grover
Cleveland, and wound up his career
with honor as an official of the great
insurance companies in New York.
'Mr. Martin has taken the last report
of Superintendent Thompson and
with it as a basis makes some comparisons
with the conditions of totoday.
He points out that twentyfive
years ago State Superintendent
Thompson was closing his term of
office, after having done some very
successful foundation and building
work for a public school sytem in
South Carolina. In order to accomplish
results it was necessary tflen
for him to encounter a great-deal
of opposition. The statistics in his
reports of his last term of office
show marked development contrasted
with conditions when he first assum
j ed the position. This year's statistics
are very interesting when contrasted
with those of a quarter of
a century ago. The following items
are worthy of attention:
1832 .
Total Enrollment 1 45,974
Average attendance 101,816
Total expenditures .. ..$373,567.95
Number of school houses.. ..2,781
Value 470.600
Total number of teacher?.. 413
No. of local tax districts 7
Am't raised by local taxation $28,600
Libraries None reported.
No. of books in pub. school.. sso. .
Number of Books in public
school library.. ..None reported.
1907
Total enrollment 314.399
Average attendance 222.189
Total expenditures ..$1,148,474.11
Number of school houses.. ..r:,786
Value 2,120,000
lotal number of teachers.. ..6,044
Number of local tax districts..501
Am't raised by local taxation
$326,072.96
Libraries 1,007
Number of Books in Public
lfhrsarv _ -200.000
The appropriation, at the last session
of the Legislature, of $50,000
for State aid to high schools will
mark an epoch in the progress of our
school system. In addition to the
development which has occurred in
the public schools the facilities for
higher education have been greatlv
improved.
Twenty-five years ago the Citadel
and the South Carolina College had
just been reopened and were getting
fairly started after the war of reconstruction.
The denominational and
private colleges were just beginning
a new era of prosperity. It would be
a conservative estimate to say that
at least $1,000,000 had been added,
either in equiptment or buildings, to
the colleges which were furnishing
i.:~i to Knvc nnrl E'irl'S
II IICI t'UUtanua cv MWJ U M..v. C-.
of the state in the early eighties.
The increase in endownments would
. approximate the same amount. Besides
this, the State of South Carolina
during that period erected three
new State institutions, viz, Clemson,
Winthrop and the State Colored Col'
lege. The plants of these three in
stitutions are easily worth one and
. a half million dollars. Private and
denominational enterprises have also
erected Converse, Lander and Columr
bia Colleges during the same period.
These, with the private academies
I and high schools which have been
' erected within the last few years,
' I would add at least three-fourths of
|a million dollars to the total value
i i of the educational property in South
1 Carolina. Of course, these figures do
1 * -1 - 4.u~ * ,,n rloT'oln nm on t
1 j not indicate Lite iuh uv*viv|/M.v...
-.which lias tal<en place. The great
est improvement of all is found in
I the sentiment which supports the
- work and in the desire which the peo3
pie manifest for continued progress,
t "There are some points in the sta1
tistics of this year in contrast with
-jlast year which are favorable and
| BAPTIST LAYMEN
, Of South Carolina Called to Meet
in Orangeburg On
Sunday Afternoon, December 8, to
Promote the Layman's Missionary
Movement in South Carolina.
The following call explains itself:
Dear Brethren: In the name of
our Master, we ask your earnest,
prayerful consideration of this call
to attend our laymen's mass-meeting,
Sunday afternoon, December 8, during
the meeting of the Baptist State
Convention in Orangeburg. The
meeting is called by the undersigned
Baptist laymen, to -promote the
Layman's Missionary Movement In
South Carolina in line with what, is
being planned throughout the South.
We believe this is one of the most
inspiring and promising of the recent
movements for the extension of
Christ's Kingdom. Its .Christlike
spirit, its comprehensive purpose and
its practical plans have won both the
enthusiastic approval and hearty cooperation
of many of our consecrated (
business men, and we believe that
many others will express as hearty
endorsement when the plans are presented
to them. i
The movement has been defined (
as "an awakening of Christian lay- ]
men to the urgency of the Grea; \
Commission; an honest effort on the (
part of laymen to fulfill in the next j
tw.enty-five years their Lioras command
to preach the Gospel to every
creature. Its aim Is to induce the
Christian laymen to employ his influence,
his money and his time in
his religion in the same practical,
common sense way that he does in
his business or profession." The force
of this appeal to Baptist laymen was
seen in the great enthusiasm with
which it was greeted in the recent
Southern Baptist Convention at
Richmond.
South Carolina Baptists are known
as a strong missionary body but we
have not yet realized our strength or
fully recognized our obligation, nor
will we do so until more of our laymen
consecrate their strenth to this
great work of the kingdom.
Earnestly hoping that you will attend
the meeting and that you will
enlist other laymen, we are,
Your co-workers in His Kingdom,
E. G. Quattlebaum, Columbia.
F. P. Covington, Florence.
T. O. Lawton, Jr., Greenville.
R. B. Watson, Ridge Spring
T. B. Anderson, Charleston.
Geo. H. Edwards, Darlington.
Wm. Goldsmith, Greenville.
Zimmerman Davis, Charleston.
Brooks Rutledge, Florence.
R. O. Sams, Gaffney.
B. H. Yarborough, Jenkinsville.
S. A. Epps, Fort Mill.
D. M. Dew, Latta.
A. L. Lesesne, Silver
T. 0. Mabry, Rock Hill.
C. P. Wray, Ridgeway.
O. B. Martin, Columbia.
J .J. Waters, Rock Hill.
Orlando Sheppard, Edgefield.
E. C. Ridgell, Batesburg.
C. E. Robinson, Pickens.
D. J. Knotts, Swansea
J. J. Lane, Clio.
Bartow Walsh, Sumter. - j
J. J. Gentry, Spartanburg.
W. R. Rabb, Winnsboro.
;T. P. Kinarcfr, Rock Hill.
F. X. K. Bailey, Edgefield.
C. B. Bobo, Laurens
Chas. A. Smith, Timmonsville.
R. M. Mixson. Williston.
Sam. M. Gist, Yorkville.
W. W. Keys, Greenville.
John M. Geer, Easley.
C. H. Henderson, Aiken.
W. B. West, Columbia.
P. L. Coogler, Chester
J. Q. Quattlebaum, Anderson.
B. E. Geer, Greenville.
E. L. Wilkins, Manning
J. M. Quattlebaum, Columbia.
S. M. Bagwell, Spartanburg.
J. B. White, Cameron.
J. B. Smith, Springfield.
R. E. Rivers, Chesterfield.
J. .P. Derham, Green Sea.
H. L. Bomar, Spartanburg.'
B. M. Shuman, Greenville.
J. J. Lawton, Hartsville.
J. O. Freeman, Taylors.
J. O. Wingo, Campobello.
George Boylston, Blackville.
J. W. King, U11IUU.
some which are not," says Superintendent
Martin. "The average attendance
last year was 218,862. The
total this year is 222,189. This is especially
encouraging in view of the
fact that the enrollment did not increase.
There was a decrease in the
enrollment. The enrollment last year
was 318,075. The enrollment this
year was 314,399. In a number of
counties the session was shortened
presumably because of a reduction in
funds. Some counties miss the funds
which they have received from the
dispensary more than other Counties.
This is especially true in poorer counties.
T believe that the Legislature
will soon see the wisdom of making a
State anuropriation which will guar
antee a certain per capita per child
in the counties where the funds are
smallest. If a general appropriation
of $100,000 were made, providing
first for deficiencies by counties and
afterwards for general distribution,
it would have the effect of helping
to strenthen the weak places and of
helping those who really need it
most." J. H.
MUST TAKE THEM.
Clearing House Certificates Can
Be Used to Pay Taxes.
The County Treasurers Who Construe
Law Too Liberally Are Making
Trouble Aplenty and Must Stop.
The Columbia Record says State
Treasurer Jennings is doing all be
can to stop the drain upon the currency
supply of the state, which is
being made by certain county treasurers
who reject clearing hoase certificates
and demand cash in payment
of taxes. He announced several days
ago that at his own office clearinghouse
certificates or any other paper
of the kind that was current at par
in Columbia would bg accepted and '
the county treasurers who will construe
the lay on the subject in the
same liberal way can do much toward 1
ameliorating the situation. !
State and county taxes are due i
all over the State. They will amount
to several million dollars. The county
treasurers who are declining
clearing house certificates in payment 1
of taxes claim that the law forbids i
tneir accepting anything but goici, "|
United State Currency and state
bond coupons. About half the state '
tax, amounting to a million and a
quarter dollars will go to New York c
[n hard cash as fast as it arrives at *
the state treasurer's office, which c
)wes $350,000 in floating notes due (
n December and January, and $143,- s
)00 in semi-annual interest on the *
jtate's bonded debt, much of which
iioney goes to New York. c
Richland's treasurer, whose ex- 0
imple in rejecting the certificates, v
las been followed by many other L
:ounty treasurers, cites section 181 v
>f the state tax laws in defense of *
lis course. This section reads as fol- e
ows: T
"Taxes are payable in the follow- v
ng kinds of funds and no other: h
3oId and silver coin, United Sttaes 1
:urrency, including national bank r
lotes: coupons due and payable dur- a
ng the current year in the consoli- s
iated bonds known as brown bonds; P
ind the bonds of this state known as v
)lue bonds, and other state bonds t
vhich may be issued by any act of c
aw, making the coupon receivable
or taxes. Appropriation act, 1905, b
?XIV Statutes, 995; Code Section t
114. Mandamus shall not issue to h
:ompel receipt of any other fund." a
Mr. H. J. Southern, the treasurer a
>f Greenville county, is one of the t
;reasurers construing this section c
rery liberally. He is quoted as say- i
ng: t
"I shall continue to accept these c
jertificates as I have been doing since* s
;hey were first put into circulation. I t
tnow the law states that only gold, c
jurrency and bonds of this state are t
icceptable in payment of taxes, but I c
io not construe that to mean that I f
:annot accept certificates which are t
is good as gold. I deposit the money
tvhich I collect in the bank each night s
md these certificates are accepted t
there each night the same as gold c
and as I am accomodating quite a ^
number in accepting these certifi- f
cates, why I shall -continue to re t
ceive them unless I get orders not to. {
I think that the state should do all s
In its power to aid the financial sit- t
nation and as these certificates are t
good, it runs no risk of losing any- (
thing by taking them for taxes." l
WAR COMES HIGH.
Russia Has Just Finished Paying Up J
the Japs.
Russia sent a draft for $24,300,- j
000 to Japan on the 24th, in payment ;
of the last portion of the debt incur- ?
in hpr disastrous war to gobble |
up Hanchuria, and incidentally, an- (
nex certain parts of the Japanese i
empire. The draft was to cover the <
cost of caring for Russian prisoners <
taken by the victorious Japanese. ]
The first bill for this was $75,000,- (
000, but this was offset in part by
a Russian bill of some $40,000,000
for the maintenance of Japanese
prisoners. '
FATAL COLLISSIOX.
Two Steamers Crash Into Each Othor
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Near Gibralter.
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miles east of Gibralter, between the j
Cape Negro, a Belgian coal steamer ,
hound for Marseilles from Sunder- 1
land and the Helvetia, an Italian ,
steamer hound for Lisbon from Marseilles.
The Belgian vessel's how
crashed into the Helvetia's starboard
side, sinking her. Four of her crew <
succeeding in jumping on board the ,
Cape Nero and subsequently the Helvetia's
captain and nine men were
picked up while the boatswain, three
sailors and a woman passenger, Adile
Sala, 22 years old, of Libson, were
drowned.
SLAIN BEFORE FAMILY.
Former Partner, After Act, Ends His
Own Life.
.Adolpli Lohman. who li> ed in Elm
street. Bogata, N. V.. v. j shot and
killed in his home by his former
business partner, while his wife and l
murderer. Adolph Gunkel, who had I
been living in New York, then turned
the weapon on himself, and died a
few minutes before his victim.
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DIED IN FIRE.
Thirteen People Burnt Up in a
Tenement Building Which
PROVES DEATH TRAP. '
Flames Start in Saloon on Ground
Floor of a Four-Story Building
and Occupants are Driven to Top
Floor, Where Thirteen Are Burned
or Suffocated.?Police Suspect
Incendiarism.
Thirteen persons lost their lives
and several others were injured early
Monday in a tenement house fire
at One Hundred and Ninth street and
Second avenue, New York. All the
dead were Italians. Seven of the
13 were children. The bodies were
found huddled together in rooms on
:he top floor of the four-story buildng,
where the terror-stricken people
lad been driven by the flames, which
rushed up from the lower floors.
They had succumbed before they
:ould reach windows which led to the
ire escapes. Some had been envel>ped
in the flames and burned alive.
)thers, overcome by smoke, were
pared the agonies of death n the
lames.
That the fire was the work of inendiaries
who sought revenge is the
ipinion of the police and firemen,
t'ho made the first hasty examinaion.
Three weeks ago three Italians
Fere caught in the act of attempting
rob a safe in the saloon of Guis ppe
Cudano, on the ground floor.
'he safe contained over $2,000,
rhich the saloon keeper's friends >
iad withdrawn from banks during
lie money panic. The would-be
obbers were arrested and are now
waiting trial. The fire of Monday
tarted in Cudano s saloon and the
>olice believe It may have been the
fork of friends of the prisoners, who
?ok this means of squaring the acount
with the saloon keeper.
Cudano discovered the fire when
ie went down to open his place of
tusiness early Monday morning. As
ie opened the door he was met by
. rush of flames and without waiting
, moment to investigate, dashed up
he stairs to the tenements above,
rying out for the occupants of the
luilding to run for their lives. When
te reached the rooms occupied by his
iwn family he burst in the door and
eizing his young son in his arms
old Mrs. Cudano and other members
>f the family to follow. Cudano and
he boy managed to find their way
lown the stairs to the street, but be re
the woman could get through
he flames had cut off all exit.
A>Ut a Single [JCi ouu ry no oc.u w
tppear at any of the windows of the
jlazing building with the exception
>f those on the second floor, from
vkich several persons reached the
ire escapes and were rescued. After
he flames had been partially checked
iremen fought their way through the
imoke to the upper floors. There
hey came upon piles of dead where
hey had fallen victims to the rush
>f flames and smoke even before th'-^y
lad a chance to attempt to save
hemselves.
In one of the heaps the firemen
found a woman who had made one
ast desperate effort to save the life
)f her baby even when she knew
;hat she herself was doomed to a horrible
death. She had folded her
irms tightly around the little one
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loor, her body protecting that of the
ihild. The mother's body was badly
turned. That of the child bore
scarcely a mark but it was dead from
suffocation. On every side of the
mother and child lay the bodies of ?
jther victims.
DEAD BODY FOUXI).
Had Been Dead Two Days.?No Inqiiost
Held.
The dead body of Bill Cleveland.
colored was found in a cotton patch
about five miles east of Walhalla ou
Friday morning. The discovery was
made by a small colored boy, who in
passing through the field, accidentally
stepped on the feet of the dead man.
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summoned, but after examination it
was not thought necessary to hold an
inquest, as the doctors opinion was
that he died from natural causes.
The man had been dead about two
days.
CHILDREN KIDXAPPEI)
Police of Mexico City Have Big Task
Before Them.
A special to the Express from Mexico
City says: "The police of this city
are actively at work on one of the
biggest, kidnapping cases that they
have ever had. It is evident that for
at least two months ail organized
gang of kidnappers has been operating
in this city. Forty-nine children
have been stolen from their homes.
What is done with them or who
might be taking them away and by
what means is not known. The age
of the children varies between 12
and two years.

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