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ESTABLISHED 1865 NEWB3ERRIY, S. C., FRID)AY, OCTOBER 23, 1903. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50) A YEAR GENERAL NEWS NOTES. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed Outside the State. In a disastrous freight wreck near Wheeler's, Tenn., on the Mo bile and Ohio railroad, on Monday, three men wete killed. The American Bankers' Associa tion is in session in San Francisco. The convention is attended by thousands of financiers from all parts of the country. The Alaskan decision has been signed in London. The decision grants practically all the American contentions. Two of the Canadian commissioners refused to sign, but it was signed by a majority and is therefore final. By the death of Gordon McKay, millionaire inventor of the shoe making machinery, which occurred at Newport, R. I., on Monday, it is understood that Harvard Univer sity becomes enriched by something like $4,000,000. A steaner loaded with wheat and carrying a crew of twenty-two and fourteen passengers struck on Blan co reef out of Marshfield, Ore., Monday evening during a heavy fog. Of those on board seventeen have reached shore. The others are not ytt accounted for. The Southern has suffered an other wreck. In a head-on colli sion on its line between Keysville and Meherrin, Va., on Monday, four trainmen were instantly killed and five injured. Each train was crowded with passengers who suf fered from the shock. The lifeless body of a well-dressed man about 40 years of age, was found in his room at the Portland hotel, in St. Louis, Mo., on Mon day. From letters found it is known the dead man is Spofford J. Moore, of Kershaw, S. C. From signs on his body it is believed he committed suicide. A sensational shooting affair oc curred near Kinston, N. C., on Monday. Mrs. Richard Ward went to Cook E. Stroud, from whom she was divoced two years ago, and de manded possession of her children. Stroud refused to give them tip and a quarrel ensued, in which several shots were exchanged, both parties being injured, but neither seriously. The Maryland Trust company, heavy backers of Mexican railway securities, and the Union Trust company, fiscal agents for the South and Western railway in Vir ginia, both failed on Monday. the two failures succeeding each other in rapid succession and causing gi.eat excitenient in Baltimore finan ~'cial circles. The total liabilities of the two companies exceed teni mnil lioni dollars. Money was promptly shipped into Baltimore and the sit uation was relieved. The United States circuiit couirt at Little Rock, Ark., haes granted an order restraining muembers of the local branchi of the Brotherhood of Railway Expressnmen, who are out ont a strike, from interfering ini any manner with the newv emiployes of the Paciffc Express Co. It is re ported from Houtston TPex. , that two of the now emnployer of this compIlany wer. pulled fromt the ex press car there and compelled to stav off. By the breaking of a steel cable, carrying carrying five beams to their position from a barge below to a bridge in process of construc tion over the Monongahela river, at Pittburg, Pa., letting the beams fall upon the movable cranes, more than a dozen workmen were hurled to death on Monday by a fall of more than oo feet, striking the water and two barges beneath. Many more were injured and part of the bridge is a total wreck. W. Y. Hoskins, who killed John Robertson, in Memphis, Tenn., several months ago, has been ac quitted of the ciarge of murder. This case has attracted wide-spread interest because of the plea of the defense, the line of which was that Hoskins shot Robertson to prevent him from killing Mrs. Robertson. Hoskins a was disinterested spectatot of the difficulty and killed the man when the woman's life became en dangered. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed In the State. David Toomey, colored, shot and instantly killed Bub Allen, colored, in a negro barber shop in Greenville on Saturday night. Charleston heads the list of naval estimates for 1905, as approved by Secretary Moody. The estimate for the Charleston navy yard is $951,500. Mrs. B. R. Tillman, who was painfully wounded recently in a runaway, it is reported from Tren ton, is getting along well. For several days she was critically ill and up until a week ago it was feared her injuries would result fatally. It is thought now, how ever, thot all danger is past. John Dendy a noted negro despe rado of Greenville county, was shot last week and seriously wounded by Constable Davenport, of the constabulary force, in a hand-to hand encounter. Constable Daven port, who was in search of an illegal distillery, had entered the negro's house after being satisfied from look ing in the window and observing the negro handling liquor, that he was connected with the distillery he was seeking. To State Fair via C., N. & L. The C., N. & L. will run special trains to Oolumbia on account of the State Fair on Wednesday, the 28th, Thursday, the 29th, Friday, the 30th, and Saturday, the 31st, leaving Newterry at 8 o'clock in the morning, and returning leaving Columbia at 6.30 p. mn., except on Friday niight when the train will be held until 1o p. mn. in order to give ample time to witness the Trades Display parade. The price of tick ets for the round tlip), including ad mission to the fair grouInds. will be 02.04; except onl Saturdlay wh'en the exceedingly low rate of $1.74 is offered on account of Bartnum & Bailey's circus in Columbia that day. TPickets on sale October 2i'-39, inclusive, good to return until November 2d1. An Old Negro Dead. Va ughanville, October 22.-AnnI Grigsby, colored, died onl October 19. She was far above tile average niegro womlani, and w~as well thought of by the white peop)le. She lived on Mr. J. WV. Matthews' p)lace- for twenty.five years. Y. THE WHAM MURDER TRIAL. John G. Wham Entrs a Plea of Self-De fense-Case Was Concluded Wednesday. Laurens, S. C., October 21. The case of the State vs. John G. Wham, charged with the murder of L. W. Ramage on the 9th of last.: July, was called in the criminal court here yesterday morning. The court house was packed and jammed all day yesterday and again today. The case is fresh in the minds of the public. Wham, in his own yard, shot Ramage, when Ramage had called upon him to demand an explanation of his conduct towards' his (Ramage's) niece. Wham, after the shooting, escaped, but later returned to Laurens and sur rendered. The parties both lived near Clinton. Ramage claimed that Wham had written a note to his niece, signing the name of a young lady visitor at his house, asking her to come over and spend the day with him. The note was discovered by the young lady's mother, who took her daugh ter and proceeded to Wham's house to demand an explanation. Wham is a married man and his family were away from holne spending the day. Wham admitted that he was the aut hor of the missile. A few days later, Ramage, the young lady's uncle, went to Wham to de mand an explanation. Ramage was standing in Wham's yard when Wham shot him dead. Wham on the stand swore chat lie shot Ramage in self defense; that Ramage was standing with his pistol drawn within ten leet of him when he presented his rifle and fired. The case was concluded today. The verdict has not yet been ren dered. FATAL RACE RiOT. Negroes Near New Orleans Defy Authority and Suffer the Consequences. New Orleans, October 20.-As a result of a bloody encounter between a band of negroes, led by a white man, and a constable's posse, three negroes have been killed and seven or eight wounded, in the rear of Pecan plantation, in St Charles Parish. None of the posse was hurt. The surviving negroes and their white leader, Pat McGee, fled to the swamp) and are being searched for. Further trouble is feared. McGee and the negroes have b)een working for the Mississippi Valley Railroad. Several days ago com p)laint was lodged against them that they had contracted debts and re fused to pay. Charges were made and Constable Songy went out to see the negroes. On his way he met John Hinds, a negro assistant of McGee, who covered him with a shotgun and comm nanded himi to keep away from tihe camp. Songy returned to St Rose and organized a posse. Near the campll the posse encountered eighiteeni of' thle negroes and McGee, all hecavilly armed. Bloth parties conicealed t hemselves in the high wveedls and a battle of twenty minutes resulted. T1hie negroes and McGee finially lost their nerve and fled. The bodies of three of the negroes were p)icked up when the smoke cleared away. Several negroes were wonoimi SAFE-BLOWERS AT WORK. lasked Men Make Unsuccessial Attempts to Secure Money Near Ben nettsville. Tews and Courier. Bennettsville, October 21.---Last iight after midnight three masked nen called at the coxitral telephone )ffice at McColl, this county, and :overed Mr. Hood, the operator, with pistols, securely tied him, took liim with them (own-stairs into the bank. They placed him in the rear room and then made five unsuccess Ful attempts to h )w open the large safe with explosives. After their Failure the operator was placed in the iron vault and locked up, wlhere hle was found and liberated this morning. Had an entrance been made to the safe several thousand :ollars would have been secured. Officers wite bloodhounds have been in pursuit of the safe blowers today. EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS. The 58th Congress Will Meet on Monday, November 9, to Consider Cuban Treaty. Pre4ideit Roosevelt has issued a proclamation calling the Fifty eighth congress in extraordinaYrv session November 9 at 12 o'clock. The proclamation states that the purpose of the session is to con sider a commercial convention be tween the United States and Cuba, which will require the approval ol congress. THE C., N. & L. ROAD. Annual Meeting Stockholders-H. C. Mose ley Re-Elected Vice-President and M. A. Carlisle Director. The stockholders of t; Im bia, Newverry ind T -il road held their aunt. inl Columbia Tuesday. rle rc, it of President Childs showed the road to be in a flourishing financial con dition The road during the yeir has purchased a large amount of rolling stock and passenger cars, and now is fully equipped with locomotives and cars. All of the old officers were re-elelted for the coming year as follows: W. G. Childs, president; H. C. Moseley, vice president; T. H. Gibbes, secre tary. The directors of the roads are: W. G. Childs, H. C. Mose ley, V. H. Lyles, James Woodrow, W. T. Martin, M. A. Carlisle, E. St. John, Portsmiouith; J. Skelton Williams, Richmond; Harry Wal ters, Baltimore; J. R. Kenly, Wil mington, and WV. G. Elliott, Wil miington. ASSASSINS WORKED CHEAPLY. Amounts Said to Have Been Paid Serviani Officers Who Killed Kinig and Queecn. Vienna, October 21r.--A story is publlishmed here to tnhe effect that the 8ervianm army oflicers who ama:si nated King Alexander andl Queen D)raga recei vedl payment as follows: The Qtieen's brother-inm-lIawa, Col. Machmin, nowv coinnnanider of the Belgrade anid D)annmbe divisionis of the army, $6oo Col. Mischmitch, recently departmnenital chief of the mninistry of wvar, and two others, $4.800o. 1Jun1ior oficers fromil $400) to $m .ooo. M . A wak mmno v ics, for uindlertakihng tIhe leadership of the provisionial govermnment, $i 0,oo0. TPhere is no0 con firmnation of the story. DEATH OF G. D. TILLMAN. Youngest Son of the Late Congressman G. D. Tillman Passed Away on Tuesday. Clark's Hill, October 21.- Mr. George D. Tilinan, aged 23 years, youngest son of the late Hon. Geo. ). Tillman, died at his home here at 7 o'clock last night. He attend ed the Citadel Academy, at Char leston, and was one of the most popular students in his class. He waS Court stenographer of the 3d judicial circuit for a number of years and colonel on Governor Mc Sweeney's staff. All of his imnie diate family were with him wlien he passed away, except Judge and Mrs. 0. W. Buchanan, who were detained in Winnsboro on account of a sick child, who has typhoid fever. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at this place, after which his body will be interred beside the gr..ve of his father. TROUTING RECORD AGAIN BROKEN. Cresceus Again Holds World's Record, Having Gone a Mile in Less Than Two Minutes. Cresceus broke the world's trot ting record for a mile on the Wich ita, Kans., track Monday after noon, going the distance in 1-59 3-4, beating the previous recordl held by Lou I)illon and Major Delmar by a quarter of a second. The dy was ideal and the track could not have been better. IIHe broke when ihe first scored for the word but on the next attempt was sent off, going the first quarter in thirty seconds flat. There was V cheer when he reached the half in 5I 3-4, and when the three-quar ters was pas.ed in I.30 the cheer became an uproar. Just before he reached the wire Crescens broke and it is believed lost fully three quarters of a second. He caught handily and flashed under the wire in 1.59 3-4. No wind shield was used. Cresceus was )aced by Mike the Tranip. THE PAINLESS TOOTH EXTRACTOR. The Case Against Dr. Harding in the Rich - land Court Continued-C. L Blease of Counsel. Colunbia, October 20.-Much time was taken up in the circuit court this morning with arguments for a continuance of the case against Dr. Geo. R. Harding, a dlentist of this city, who has been indicted by the State dental board on the charge of practicing without a license. D r. Harding has as his counsel A. M. Boozer, of this city, aid Cole. L. Blease, of Newherry, and they asked for a continuance on the ground of the absence of material wmtitneses and also on the ground that D)r. H arding was Huffering from heart disease. Jno. J. Earle, counsel for thle dhental association, oplx>sedl thme granting of a continu anice and asked that thme case he triedl at Once, sl ating that D)r. Hard ng would be suffering from heart (disease at thme next term of court anid that the dlefenldant had time enough to get the witnesses here. J udge McCullough granlted thme re qulest for 'onitinl umance. D)r. HIarding is wvell knownm in Newberry , hayving had consierable prce during his appoint mments