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ESTABLISHED IN IS DIED IN FIRE fwsst Fires Cause AWfol Dis aster in Michigan. SICKENING SCENES Belief Train Carrying Terrified In habitants of a Little Village At tempts to Bon Gauntlet of Flames Only to be Ditched, Fifteen People Losing Their Lives. A dispatch from Alfens, Mich, says fifteen people lost their lives Thursday night in the burning of the Detroit and Mackinac Railway relief train, which was carryiug ths inhabitants of the little village of Metz, 23 miles north of here, to saf ety from the forest fires which wex sweeping away their homes. The ill-fated train was ditched by epreading rail at Nowicki siding, south of Metz, and the terrified ref ugees were forced to abandon the cars and rush for safety either down the track with burning forests on either side or into the ploughed fields near the siding. Eleven of the victims were women and children, who were unable to escape quickly enough from a gondo la car. Their charred bodies wen found there Friday when rescuers reached the scene. Two of the mei ?ictims were members of the train crew. Four additional fatilities occurred In the nefghborhood Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner died from heat and exhaustion on their farm near the scene, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nowicki, lost their lives in their burning house near the siding. When the ,forest fires clused :n Thursday about the little village a special train of three empty box cars and two coal gondolas was rush ed to Metz, and as rapidly as poo eible people and their goods were loaded into the cars. Some refus ed to abandon their goods, or the train might have left earlier. When , the train finally started there were about 100 frightened people aboard. The flames were already sweeping through the' village. Nearing Now-' ickl crossing Engineer Foster saw blazing piles of cedar ties on both sides of the track. Opening the throttle he tried to dash through at full speed, but the heat had caused the rails to spread and he train left the track Blazing piles of ties surrodunded it and in an instant the cars caught fire . The terror stricken people jumped from the cars are rushed down the track. Three mothers and their little ones were not quick enough. They were cre mated in the car. Brakeman Barrett sprang into the water tank behind the engine, only to be literally boiled to death as the tlames swept over it. Engin eer Foster and Conductor Kinvilie fled down the track through the fire and smoke, and were the first to reach the village of Posen and re port the wreck and ask for assis tance. Behind them staggered a burned and wounded procession of refugees. It was a fearful march over the hot ties with the flames and burning woods on either side of the track roaring and snapping in their faces. Engineer Foster was terribly burned about the head and face, but it is thought that he will survive. Many pf the refugees are suffering painful burns. The survivers of the frightful ex perience seemed dazed by their peril and sufferings and were unable to give any coherent statement as *o whether anybody was left behind in iietz. It will probably be a week or more before it is known definitely how many peopie perl-hed in the village of Metz. When the relief train left Metz It carried all the inhabitants of the village except George Cicero, the sta tion agent, who stayed to handle the railroad wire and escaped through ploughed fields only to find his wife and three children cre mated in the wreck of the relief train. A fourth child, a boy, about 11 years old, had jumped from the burning car and escaped with but slight injuries. Every report received Friday nignt from the fire-swept country to the north of this city increases the extent .and gravity of the fire situation, and the death list which started Friday with the cremating of fifteen people In the Metz relief train. Is steadily growing. Presque Isle and Cneboy gan counties are all flames, and the 75 miles between this city and Che bovgan Is reported to be almost a solid mass of fire. Alpena County is ablaze In every direction. Reports of fatuities are coming from many places. From Metz Township Fridav night the cremation was reported ot Henry Kemps, his wife and two chil dren In their farm house. Bolton, South Rogers and Metz are among the destroyed villages. La Rouque is threatened tonight. On'y the cnurch Is left at the village of Ca thro, and it is crowded with ref ugees. A strip twenty miles wide from Hubhard Lake to the An Sable River, In Alcona County, is burning. More than fiftv farmers are reported to night to have been swept by the fire.* today, and their buildings destroyed. Sixty passengers on a south-bound Detroit and Mnckinac Railroad train, which left Cheboygan last night for 169.. TRIES TO DODGE \ %?; HEARST REACHED BY BREAKING DOWN DOOR. Deputy Sheriff Starts to Break in Door of Toilet Room When He Conies Out and Surrenders. After a dramatic scene on'a Union Pacific train at Omaha, Neb., Thurs day night in which the door of his stateroom was burst open by a depu ty sheriff, William Randolph Hears:, millionaire editor, was served with papers notifying him that 3iiit fo> $600,000 has been brought against him for slander and libel by Governor Charles N. Haskell, of Oklahoma, in the Douglas v unty, Nebraska, dis trict court. j The suit was filed with the dU-1 trict court last night, after which the papers were immediately' with drawn. The train did not arrive until 11:25. A deputy sheriff was on hand with orders to serve the summons' on Hearst. A knock oi the door of Hearst's state-room elic ited the information from the edi tor's wife that he was not in the room, but had gone to the station to send a telegram. The deputy sheriff demanded ad mittance in the name of the law, saying, if npt admitted, he would break down the door. There ensued a dramatic scene. Mrs. Hearst on the inside screamed ouit she was alone and would admit no man, and the deputy proceeded to carry out his threat; using his shoulder as a bat tering ram, he crashed through the door and was met by Mrs. Hearst partially disrobed, apparently on the verge of hysteria. Nothing daunted, although Mrs. Hearst rushed screaming through the door out in . the aisle. Deputy Sheriff Stewart started to kick in the door of the toilet room adjoin ing the state-room. Then Hearst emerged and accepted the papers. To a reporter Hearst said that the summons was unexpected, and he had not the elast suspicion that any thing of the kind was to occur in Omaha. "Why did you refuse admittance to tbe officers?" was asked. "Because myself and wife were retiring for thre night," explained Hearst. "I have no objection to be ing served with these paners here in Omaha or anywhere else." * TURNED GRAVES DOWN. Hearst's Candidate Tried to Speak Amid Cheers for Bryan. In Baltimore wide publicity having been given the announcement that Wm. R. Hearst and John Tempi-.-. Graves would address a meeting of the Independence party, the Prince.-s Theatre was packed tonight. A tel egram was read from Mr. Hearst expressing his regrets. It was learn ed later that the announcement that he would speak was made by mis take. Mr. Graves in his speech credited Mr. Hearst with having Injected into this campaign all the interest It pos sessed, and then severely criticised both the Democratic and Republican parties. He flayed Wm. J. Bryan, the mention of whose name, how ever, was heartily cheered. The speaker attacked the Democratic vice presidential nominee, declaring Mr. Kern to be the paid representa tive of a railroad corporation con victed of criminality. A man in tho ;allery was ejected for repeat edly shouting "Are you not In tha pay of Wm. Randolph Hearst?" Th? ejection of the questioner was followed by a call for cheers for Bryan, which were given in such a manner that Mr. Graves threatened to appeal to the police to secure him a hearing * NEGROES LYNCH NEGRO For Stealing a Bale of Cotton From a Gin. A dispatch from Hernando. Miss . reports the lyncing near that place last night of W. J. Jackson, a negro, by members cf his own race. Jack son, it is stated, was discovered white attempting to remove a bale of cot ton, the property of another negro, from a gin Tuesday night. He es caped, but was captured later yester day, and while being taken to jail was secured and hanged by a mob composed of negroes. Where Is Harry Lardncr? If anyone knows of the wherea bouts of Harry Lardncr, he would to doing a favor to R. D. Lardner. a sailor on H. M. torpedo boat No. 9, Chatham. England, by writing him of his half-brother's location. * Bryan Negro Club. At Springfield. Ohio. Thursday night a Bryan Club, six hundred strong, was organized by the negro voters, led by colored soldiers who formerlv served at Brownsville. * this city, spent a night of horror al La Roque. Flames surrodunded the train and hnduied in their cars, th.> terrified passengers spent the ni^rit in momentary expectation that the train would be consumed. It was saved, however, and the passengers came on to Alpena this afternoon, Rogers City was threatened this after noon, but it is now hoped that the town can be saved. ? ORANGKEBUE JURORS GAMBLEO ON THE LIFE OF A MAN THEY TRIED. Verdict Set Aside Because Two Jurors Resorted to Game of Chance iu Order to Arrive at a Conclusion. A dispatch from Aiken to The News and Courier says William Knox, the convicted murder of Pick ens Penn, was given a new trial by [judge Wilson, who heard the argu ments for a new trial on the ground of irregularity in the Jury room. Knox was convicted or murder last week In the Criminal Court, hut hi was not sentenced at that time in order that his counsel might be heard in a motion for a new trial. Last Saturday the defendant was called up to be sentenced, but the solicitor asked for a postponement, until yes terday. The arguments were begun late yesterday afternoon and end ed this morning by the Judge setting aside the verdict.. The ground for the new trial is most unusual. Affidavits were pro duced by Knox's counsel, Messr*. Henderson and Davis, Gunter and Gyles, from four of the jurors who sat on the case. These affidavits were in efTect that ten of the jurymen stood for murder, without recommen dation, and that two stood for mur der with recommendation to the mercy of the Court, thus reducing the sentence to life imprisonment. They could not arrive at a conclu sion by reasoning the matter and re sorted to the uncertain game of chance. It was proposed that two slips of paper, one marked "mur der," which was to stand for no rec omendation, and the other to bo marked "mercy," to Indicate a rec ommendation for mercy, were to be placed in a hat and drawn for. This was agreed to and'the slip-? were placed in the hat. It was agreed by the two that if the 'mur der" slip was drawn they would give In to the ten, and if the "mercy" slip was drawn the verdict shoul 1 be guilty with a recommendation to I mercy. Fate was against Knox in the jury room and when the draw was made the "murder" slip was drawn out, and the verdict was accordingly signed and rendered to the Court. The defendant's counsel contend ed that this was gambling the life of the defendant away, and could not have been their honost convictions, and was contrary to the law, and ask-' ed that the verdict be set. aside. * TnE FIGHT WON. Chairman Mack Confident of Sweep ing Democratic Victory. Chairman Mack, before leaving Chicago for the East Friday said: "When I came West some two weeks ago I realized that the tide had turned toward Democracy and every Indication pointed to victory for the Democracy in November. The sit uation is far better now than then and I return East confident in the election of Mr. Bryan. I have not received one discouraging report Mr. Bryan will not only receive the majority of the electoral vote, but. one of the greatest popular votes evtr given a candidate. "The fight is won, but we must keep everlastingly at it for the rs malnlng two weeks of the campaign. It is too early to give o/it figures, and I will not attempt to do so, but I will say now that New York, Ohio and Indiana are Democratic this yea* and my prediction does not take Into consideration a number of other States that will swing from the Re publican to the Democratic column two weeks from Tuesday." * MILK DEALER IS DETECTED. Typhoid In Family of Farmer Who Supplies Him. A Chicago dispatch says after dis covering more than fifty cases of typhoid fever among customers of Ernest Pilcher, a West Pullman milk dealer, officials of the department of health have ordered him to dis continue the sale of milk immediately and started proceedings to have his license revoked. A police guard was requisitioned by Dr. Gottfried Koehler, chief food inspector, to sse that the order, which will affect about 300 custo mers, is enforced and that the dealer does not send out any wagons. Health department inspectors found typhoid in the family of one of the farmers from whom Pichler obtains his supply of milk. A3cor 'Mng to Dr. Koehler, Pichler knew of these facts as long ago as Mon day, but continued to ditrlbute milk until the inspectors stopped him. * KILLED RY FALL. Berkeley County Citizen Fatally In jured at a Baptizing. A dispatch from Monck's Corner, to The News and Courier says "Mr. <"!eor<re Mims. a well known me "hnpie. met with an accident which resulted in his death a few hour biter Hs was at a b^ntlzlng a'. C-'U'd Pri-'ge and had cMmbpd up a 'ree to ire* heri-joa fnr the children when a !lT,,b Voke and be fell a dis tance of :?o root. Dr. W. K. Fish burn was hastily summoned, who ?***oA i?n moriinni ski1' to revive him. hut with^nt av?H. His death is very much regretted." JO, 8. C. TUESDAY, OCT THE BRYAN FUND Senator TIHman Gave Two Hun dred Dollars to tho Cause. AMOUNTS AND GIVERS One Hundred Thousand Dollars More Is Needed?Only Those Who Gave $100 or Over are Named. Bryan Second Largest Contributor. Fifty Thousand People Gave. The Democratic national commit tee, through Treasurer Herman Rid der, Thursday morning gave out an extended statement of the contri butions to the Democratic national campaign fund up to and including October, showing sums of and over $100. The statement also" show receipts and disbursements as fol lows: Received from contributors of $100 and over, $90,712.33. Received from contributors under $100, $115, 355.22. Amount left over from Den ver Convention fund, $42,500. Total, $248,567.55. Amount dis bursed, $225,962.38. -Balance on hand $22,604.67. The statement, which Is signed by National Chairman Mack and Treas urer Rldder.- says that 343 subscrib ers gave $i00 or more, and the smaller sums were from 25 cents up. It adds: ? "The number of contributors t) the national committee fund Is es timated at about 50,000 people, and about $100,000 of the whole amount contributed came from tbe Democrat ic newspapers throughout the United States. "It will be noticed from the fore going statement that the cash bal ance is about $22,000. Supplies con tracted for!and undelivered, circula tion of literature, the expenses of headquarters in Chicago, New York and Denver and the traveling and other expenses incident to our speak ing campaign now under way will make necessary an additional $100, 000 to carry our campaign to a suc cessful issue. We are confluent that the people whom we are thus taking into our .confidence will supply us with this additional sum, and we ear nestly urge a prompt and gener ous response to this appeal. "Subscriptions received of $100 or more will be published daily, begin ning October 16." The complete list is as follows: Alabama?Jere C. King $100 fhomas C. McLellan $100. Hon. K. 3. D. Mallory $500, J. W. Tomlinson $150. Arizona?Wm. E. Thomas $100. Arkansas?Guy B. Tucker $l,00i>, R. B. Macon, Congressman, $100. California?John W. J. Enrlght $100, Hon. Nathan Cole $500. Colorado?Hon. Chas. J. Hughes $500, Hon. T. M. Patterson $1,000, Hon. Chas. S. Thomas $2o0, W. J. Gallagan $250, W. A. Hill $250, Hon. Tohn F. Sharoth $250, George R. Williamson $200, Jos. A Thatcher $100, Judge R. W. Steele $100, Jane Jefferson Club $100. Connecticut?Melbert D. Cary $1,000, Archibald McNeill $1,000. Florida?Arthur T. Williams $10% P. A. Bignan $124. District of Columbia?Cotter T Bride $100, E .B. McGelrick $100, N. B. Shade and wife $100, Colum bia Democratic Club $500. Georgia?Governor Hoke Smith $250. Illinois?P. W. Burn? $500, L. W. Chambers $100, George E. Dice son $150, Judge S. L. Dwight $.100. Edward F. Dunne $200, M. F. Dun lap $1,000, Judge O. P. Thompson $100, Phil Feeler $100, F. O. Haw ley $100, D. M. Kinsa $100, W. A. Moody $100, A. L. Maxwell $100. F. L. McCulloch $100, Chas. J. Mulli ken $100, Andrew T. Phelps $100 Braley & O'Donnell $100, Roger : Sullivan $1,000, H. R. Fowler $100, Ervin A. Rice, $100, Harry Higbet $100, W. E. Williams $125, Wm Hoyt $100. Frank V. Dilatush $100. lohn P. Hopkins $1.000, Indiana?Thomas Taggnrt. $1,000. Hon. W. M. Blackstock $10 0. Corne lius Cunningham $100, Chas. C. Fehority $100. Wm. B. Robinson $100. Abrain Simmons $200. 1 Iowa?M. F. Healey $100, Farmer ! $100. Kansas?John T. Perldergasl $100. Chas. Owen $100, W. A. Harris $100, u. S. Hendricks $100, it. W. Blair $ 100, Frank S. Themas $100, G. F. Livingston $100. Kentucky?W. J. Baird $100. Urey Woodson $100. Harry Weis singer $100, Bruce Haldeman $lf-0 \V. T. Ellis $100. Louisiana?Senator C .C. CordiM $250, Hugh McCleskey $100, Ba> nard McCloskey $250, the Hon. Albert Estrtplnal $100, .the Hon. Robert Ewing $250. J. W. Dansigor $100, Edmund McCullom $100. thu Hon. Otto Breide $100. E. A. Brnn dao $100, the Hon. P. W. Bond ?.100. W. H. Byrnes, L. W. H. and E. C. E C. $1flO. th3 the Hen. Martin Boh > man $100, New Orleans bankers 5250, the Hon. Thos. O. Anderson $100, tbe Hon .los. Vogtle $100. o r. Williams $100, Samuel Gilmorc UiOO. Julius Gnetsch $100. the Ho:, lehn Fitzpatrick $100. Isidore New man $250, the Hon. L. H. Marreiro $100. Col. lohn H. Sullivan $1 ?0, ?he Hon. E. K. Skinner $100. Ceo. Smith $100, Governor J. Y. Sanders $250, the Hon. Alex. Pyrol $100, W. (Continued on page 3.) OBER *JO, 1908. ALIENS FOR SOUTH DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE AND LABOR TAKES UP WORK. Will Assist People of South Carolina to Get the Help They Need in Vu rious Lines of Industry. The bureau of Information, of the Department of Commerce and Labor, has undertaken the matter of dis tributing aliens in several States of the South, as will be seen by commu nications sent to the various State officers interested in immigration. The division of iuformation was created by Congress for the pur pose of promoting the distribution of admitted aliens and other pesons seeking employment. It is direc'ed that the same meas ure of attention be given to the work of the division of Information as is accorded other immigraticn work. In carrying out this plan Secretary Strauss has directed that one em ployee be detailed to take charge of Information and distribu tion, work at each immigration sta tion, who will receive and distribute documents and send to' the division of information a comprehensive rec ord of all applications for informa tion and those who are directed to employment. The bureau of information today also started the big task of getting In touch with farmers, ..manufactur ers and all other persons through out the South to learn at first hand If they are In need of help, par-' ticularly farm laborers, common lan orers, mechanics, etc. This work alone will require the sending out of 800,000 return postal cards for distribution by rural delivery, car riers in the States of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Car olina. Kentucky. fJflorjria. Albania, Mississippi and other States in the South. On the cards that are re turned will be indicated the kind of labor needed, the bureau of Infor mation will then assist in securing the kind of heln wanted. Up to this tirqe work of this kind has been mainly carried on in the Northwestern States, but Secrc-1 tarv Strauss said that from now on considerable attention will be de voted to the States named and that If they do not succeed in securing the kind of help they require It will not be the fault of his department. At an early date the officials who is to be sent to Charleston will be narufd by Secretary Strauss. As al rendv stated, it will be his duty ro assist the people of South Carolina as the representative of the govern ment, to find the kind of help they want. He will also co-operate in the closest way with Commissioner Watson concerning the different phases of the Immigration question, and no doubt much good will come as a result of the new plans. * SMALL'S SLAYER HANGED. A Barnwell Murder Preferred Death to Life Sentence. Friday at eight minutes after U o'clock for the first time In twelve years Barnwell county witnessed a legal hanging. Elliott Green, alias Bob Green, a negro, paid the death penalty for the foul murder of Oliver Smalls, another negro, on the place of Hermnr. r.^0Wn, near Black ville, last reDruary. The story of Green's- crime for which he has paid the death penalty as told by him self to the correspondent of The News and Courier a few hours be fore execution, Is as follows: "Some time last Spring, while living In Wllliston, I went up to Blackville. I found Oliver Small (the dead man) and went with him to his house on the place of the Brown's, near Blackville. There I saw Ed Furgerson and Cliff Moseley. I did not know them before. We played cards, and I lost all my money and pawned by pistol to Oliver Sma.l for three dollars. When we stopped playing I asked him tr.r rny pistol, and when bo did not give it to me I hit him in the head with a piec?j of iron. I then set the bouse on fire. There was nn one there but me and him. The others bad gene. I dvl pot put kerosene on him and put him over the wood box. I left him on the floor by the fire, and net the house on fire. I set the bed on fire that set the house." * SIX WERE KILLED. Picking Dynamite Cap Resulted in Dslaster to Many. r Near Fort Collins, Colo., six per sons were instantly killed and twenty one others injured by an explosion of dynamite ui the Ingleslde Lime stone Qii'-rry. The dead include two Japanese and four Mexicans. Five charges of dynamite had been placed, but only four of them ex ploded as arranged. While an at tempt was being made to pick the cap from the unexploded charge :t went off. * Would Cause Panic. In a speech Mr. Bryan said that the Republicans were threatening i panic in case of his election. "Then will be a panic in one family," he said, "and that will be the Taft fam ily, for Mr. Tatt's Federal salary will be withdrawn for the first time ia more than 20 years." * CAPERS WRITES. TO SOUTH CAROLINA COMMIS SIONERS OF ELECTION. Insinuates That Republican Voten Cast In This State Are Not Count ed by the Managers. John G. Capers, the member of the Republican national committee for South Carolina, has sent the follow ing letter to the commissioners of election for the State: Washington, D. C, Oct. 14, 1908. Commissioner of Election of South Carolina.?My Dear Sir: Except in one or two of the lower counties 'n the State there are no accredited Re publican nominees for office in South Carolina to disturb your local af fairs in the State. While in the se lection of commissioners of election for South Carolina the Republicans have had no voice or choice. I hope and believe that in a spirit of fair ness you will allov those who wisri to vote a national Republican ticket an opportunity under your direction as commissioner to cast their voJ;es for Mr. Taft and have them countel. That is all the Republicans ask. Conditions which have promoted many of our citizens to resort to methods unnecessary to review no longer exist, and at this time a purely national proposition is involved. It would seem, therefore, that a spirit of absolute fairness and justice should prevail, and I have confidence that you will see to It that we are given a square deal. I value as highly as you do the traditions and history of my State and my people, and there are hun dreds of men in South Carolina who feel as I do and yet who can see no earthly-form of disloyalty in contrib uting through their ballot to a per petuation of the financial and indus trial prosperity of the whole country, which seems permanent only when a Republican presideut and a Republi can Congress are in power. The Panama Canal, certain fea ture of protection, the great need of improving o*ur river in the South, plead to us to get for South Carolina some national standing and enjoy the resulting national influence and assistance for the development of our great resources. Respectfully, ? JOHN G. CAPERS, Member Republican National Com mittee for South Carolina. ? A PREDICTION VERIFIED About a Trust Gobied Soap Factory in Nebraska. In a speech at Nebraska City Mr. Bryan compared his meeting there this year with his meeting there in 1900. and left with the chair man of the committee $f> to be pre sented to the campaign fund of the Republican committee if they would consent to carry the same banners i in their parade that they carried at that time. At that time he predicted that the starch trust, which was being prose cuted under the State statue would be likely to close the factory at that place, and it was intimated that physical violance would be done him if he spoke In that city. "I told them then that I would dencfunce the trust even In the shadow of the starch factory," he said. "Where are the Republicans who mockingly wrote to me after the election and declared that the shadow of the starch fac tory extended across the State? How far does the shadow reach now? The factory is closed down; th* machinery has been removed and the building is in the hands of a wreck ing crew." * ANOTHER NEW COUNTY Proposed Out of Portions of Aiken and Lexington. A dispatch from Columbia to The News and Courier says the promo ter of the project to form from por tions of Aiken and Lexington coun ties a new county, to be known as "Summerland," have seized upon the failure of the Edlsto new county proposition as an auspicious occa sion for the renewal of effort in be half of their own scheme. It is claimed that the necessary territory with the required population and area, can bo found in the old coun ties, and that there should by all means be a county seat on the rail road between Columbia and Augus ta. Leesville and Batesburg are the two wings that would soon gather around the Court House, making an inland city with modern equipments.* MURDERER HANGED. Rode to the Gallows on His Own New Coffin. At Fayettevllle, Ga., on Thursday, Jim Bennett, a negro, was hanged for the murder of D. McEachern, a white man. last September. Bennert was carried to the gallows on the coffin in which he was to be buried. The negro also shot down Seaborn Adams, another white man, win attempted to disarm him after he had killed McEachern. * Caused His Death. .1. Judd, said to be a wealthy New Yorker, died at Richmond, Yi.. Friday of poisoning as a result of drinking a beverage containing aceta nilld. ? $1.50 PEG AtfNXTtf. MANY BURNED The Number if Casualties in tig forest Fires May I? NEVER BE KNOWN t The Fires Are Still Burning and m Great Many People Have Been Burned Out and Are Now Camping in Open Fields or Huddled To gether in Buildings. Dispatches from .Alpena, Mich., indicate that the number of deaths in the forest fires of Presque Isle and Alpena counties will exceed 50, and may run well up" towards 100. In the vicinity of Metz, Bolton and Po sen, the fires have burned out suf ficiently to leave several hundred women and children, camping with, comparative safety In the open fields. News has reached "Alpena of the : death of an old couple named Pa chinski, who were burned to death ia their, home near Posey. Their charr ed bodies were found in terrains of their house. The badly burned body of an unknown man was found on the railroad track between Posen and Metz. It is now estimated that twenty three people lost their lives'in the destruction of the ill fated Met? re lief train Thursday evening. It ? doubtful, however, if the names of eight of the victims will ever be known. Camped in the open fields or han dled together in the few building* and shacks left in "the little commu nities which have been swept by the fires are hundreds of men,, women and children, who are in abject need! of the absolute necessities of life. But one fresh renort of less of Mfe came Into Alnena tod?v. Henry Hfups, his wife and two children are "aid to have been cremated on their farm near G^hro. Between Metz and Rogers City sevpn more bodies h?ve been found, making a total of 26 lives that are known to have been lest In Pro??oue Tsle and Alpea counties since Thurs day night. ? CAN THIS BE TRUE? A Farmer Arrested for Assaulting a Deformed Idiot. A dispatch from Columbia to The News and Courier says the Governor's office has so far received no notifi cation of the arrest made Thursday at Sumter of J. Z. Wooten, a Sumter County white farmer, on a warrant charging him with criminally as saulting his deformed and idiot 14 year-old step-daughter, Zora Moseley, whom Wooten had on exhibition here last Fair week. According to the Sumter Item of Thursday, the arrest was made on the arrival of the Orangeburg train to Sumter, the girl's uncle, M. D. Moseley, going to Wooten's home and Inducing him to come to Sumter with the girl and its mother. Moseley, according to the Sumter paper, got the warrant from a magistrate ia New Brookland, Lexington county, and It was .based on information furnished by Wooten's wife, th* mother of the child. Wooten was placed in the Sumter jail to awatt the officers of Lexington. Whether he hasv been carried to Lexington Is not known here. The Fair week crowds- did not patronizs the exhibition here, the result belns that some sympathetic chorus girls found the mother and child in a destitute condition and exposed in a. tent, and took them to a hotel and fed them. ? KILLED AT GREENVILLE. Englishman With Carnival Company Dead?Motorman Arrested. The killing at Greenville of Fred Ruble, an attache of the Johnny Jones Carnival Company, at midnight Thursday at the carnival grounds, by a man believed to b;^ Jesse Har rison, a street car motorman, has created considerable excitement here. Ruble was an Englishman, and the carnival management has placed the case in the hands of the British am bassador at Washington. Harrison is in jail, charged with the crime. It appers that there was nothing be tween the men that, led to the kill ing. * BANK CLOSES. Cashier Kills Himself With a Go* in His Barr.. A special from Bradford Ark., says Following the closing of the Bradford State Bank and issuance of a warrant yesterday for the arrest of the cashier, H. Drennan, who pras alleged to ' e short in his accounts to the extent of $1 0.000. Drennan's dead body was found in the barn, at his home today. The shotgun with which the man evidently ended his life was found nearby. * Killed by n Trolley. The Charleston Post says while attempting to cross in front of a navy yard car this morning in the Meeting street road opposite Ken nedy's farm. J. Williams, colored, a farm laborer, was struck down and his body nearly revered in two piec.-s almost before Motorman Fred Mosley realized wb??? had happened. ?