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ABLISHED 1865 NEWTBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY.- OCTOBER 30,- 1-903'.'TTEAW ~c~I~' T1A1 WHO OWNS THE RAILWAYS. V res Purporting to Show that About 2,000,000 People in This Country are Directly" Interested. Slason Thompson, of Chicago, Lead of one of the bureaus of the General Managers' association, re -cently addressed a letter to the rail N ay companies asking the question: A 'Are there a million owners of rail way securities in the United States?" ['."Thirty-nine of the leading rail way companies responded," said Mr. Thompson. "They represent 107,640 miles out of the 202,471 of single track mileage in the United States. They gave the total number of stockhold ers on their books as 191,387. This is pretty nearly equal to two stock holders for every mile of railway. Applying two to one as the ratio. approximated in the total, would give 4oo,ooo stockholders in round numbers for the 200,000 miles of railway in the United States as owning $6,024,201,295 of capital stock as reported June 30, 1902. Assuming that the $6,109, 981,669 funded debt is as widely distributed among bondholders, and the railway ownership would appear to be held in something like 8oo,ooo hands. In one way or another the people of the United States own the rail ways of the United States and sonie thing like 2,ooo,ooo persons through wages, interest, and dividends di vide two-thirds of their gross earn ings Of $1,726,38o,267, (1901-02) among them and the other third goes for fuel, tax,-,, supplies and -equipment." He Killed His Wife. Fayetteville, Oct. 27.-News has just reached here of a horrible wife murder at Bennettsville, S. C. This morning at 3 o'clock Henry Patrick, white, a carpenter, 35 years old, shot his wife with a shot-gun while he was lying in bed. She was about 23 years old. She lingered a short time only. Patrick was imi mediately jailed. It is said he was drinking when lie fired the fatal shot. Great indignation is felt at Bennettsville over the affair. Train Wrecker Convicted. Staunton, Va., October 27.-In the Augusta County Court here to day John Kennedy, alias Crawford, charged with wrecking a Norfolk and Western passenger train, near Greenville, Va , last D)ecember, and with the murder of Engineer Bailey, of Roanoke, who lost his life in the wreck, wvas convicted of murder in the first degree, the jury being out five minutes. Sentence will be im p)osed at a later clay in the termi Kennedy stated sonme time ago lhe was certain lie would hang, and at tempted to break jail twice, lie >leaded guilty to the charge. He As 19 years old and intelligent. His accomplice, James Bailey, will be tried tomorrow, and the case of Mrs. Ellen Bailey the aged mother of James Bailey, who, Keninedy claims, p)lannmed thme wreck, will be tried next. It is reported from Tilt is, Russian Transcaucasia, that PriinceGalatzin, governor general of the Caucasus, wvas stabbed three times by three natives on Wednesday. The would be assassins were subsequently shot. The princee suffered 110 serious in 1j1r'. GENERAL NEWS NOTES. Items of More or I Interest Condensed Outside the State. The S. W. Venable Tobacco Co.'s factory at Wilson, N. C., was burned Monday night. The total loss was about $55,000. A freight locomotive exploded near Robertstown, Pa., one day this week, killing three men and fatally injuring two others. The newly arrived cotton from America is being rushed to the cotton mills of England and full time is being gradually resumed. The next postoffice to be investi gated under the direction of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bris tow will be the New York postoffice. The French bark Savoyard has been wrecked near Brest, France. Thirty-one of her crew, the cap tain's wife and four other women were lost. Rear Admiral Francis T. Bowles, chief of the bureau of construction and repair of the navy department, has resigned to accept the presi dency of a private shipbuilding company in Massachusetts. Commencing Monday, Noven ber 9, there will be held in Wash ington an interesting conference on the race problem in the United States under the auspices of the National Sociological society, an organization for the study of the condition of the negroes in the United States, composed of South. ern as well as Northern men. The attorneys for H. D. Hawley and J. L. Howard, two Chicago men who went to North Carolina and tried to sell a gold brick, and who were tried and senenced to im prisonnent for ten years, but who appealed, have isked that the su preme court take their clients into its custody for fear that these gold brick swindlers will be waited on by a North Carolina mob. FIRED AT DIAZ. Attempt to Assassinate President of Mexico While Attending a Fete at Guanajuto. Guanajuto, Mexico, October 27. -Great excitement was caused here today by an attempt on the life of President Diaz, who was a guest of the State Governmeat during the festivities here. The President, his staff and guests were passing by the Cantagor Gardeni in a street car, whmen a muan of the lower class, name Elis Toscano, approached the car shouting, and fired five shots from a revolver at the car, finially doing 1n0 harm. Paklo Escandon, of the Presi (lent's staff, rushed out of the car and1 caught the man, wrenching the revolver from his grasp. The po0 lice took Toscano) to p)risonl. He is a man with a b)ad criminal record, and was but recently releamd~c from pirison at Greanditas, where he had served a term for hIomicidle. The matter wvill be investigatedl. The president remnainedl perfectly cool and was acclaimed by the crowd of citizens, showing their joy at his escape. Toscanmo's evil recordl renders thme theory of a del iberate attenmplt at asMIssinat ion to appear p)roba ble. The Presidlent received the coni gratulat ions of the citizens and di plomiatic corps here present SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Items of More or Less Interest Condense In the State. It seems there will be no decreasi for sone time to come in the num ber of damage suits against th< SoUthern railway. A great deal o time in the United States court a Greenville last week was taken ul with these damage suits agains this railway. While walking home abou lark one day this week, an( when in one block of her home a lady in Columbia had her purs< inatched out of her hand. She of rered desperate resistance, but tht brute threw her to the ground and inatched her purse from her grasp. It happened there was only $1.5c [u the purse. The home of Mayor F. S. IEarle n Columbia, was robbed of $15 by urglars on Sunday night. The) 'ound the money in the drawer ol i book ccne in the parlor. Dave Means, a well known colored tableman of Columbia, dropped lead while at work in one of th -acing stables at the Fair ground Vonday afternoon. Clemson defeated the A. and M. ,,ollege of North Carolina on the ridiron in Columbia Vednesday norning by a score of 2.1 to o. 11 was a hard fought and specctacula rame. AN EASY SWINDLE. aankers of State Warned About W. R Morrell. The South Carolina Bankers' as iociation through its secretary, Jo ieph Norwood, of Greenville, i iending out the following letter re zeived from inslie Nicholson If the banking firm of Union : "Dear Sir:-For the infornatioi Af the association it might be wel for you to report the followin iwindler, who, it appears, has beei operating in this vicinity, and whi induced one of our customers t< cash a check for him which prove< to be a forgery. "His plan of operation is to ap proach a merchant, buy a small bil of goods, and then tender in pay ment a check drawn by anothe p)arty to his order, apparently certi lied by the bank on which it: d rawnt. "In the case wvhich occurred here lie gave his name as WV. H-. Morrehl and preseinted a card giving his adl dress as Spartanburg and represent ing that lhe was with the A. T1 T1 comnpanty. The check p)urp)ortedl ti he dlrawnt by WV. A . Dickison oi the First National banik of Morris town ,Tennessee,and1( was apparently: certified by said hbank. "Thfle followintg dlescri pt ion (1 Morrell tmay be of sonie service: "'Namie, WV. R. Morrell; resi dence, Spartanbu)Irg, S C.; nat ivit y U S. ; occup)ation, with Atmerical TIelegraphi and Telephlone compla ny critmitnal occupationi, forgery; age 25; height, about six feet; weight ab1onit 170 pounds(1; comp llex ion, met diumt (lark; color of hair, mnedim: (ark; eyes, wore glasses, clem sllaven. "Froni what our- customer ha~ been able to learn si,.cc the abov occurrence, this party has also bee operating in Spartibhrg DISTILLERY ON THE STATE LINE. I Proprietor Dodges Laws of Both States It Is Alleged-Citizens Are Hot After Him. A special to the State from Gaff ney says the people of the A ntioch f section of Chrokee county are hot t after the government distillery of J. > F. Jenkins. It is claimed that the t distillery is within the two mile limit. Mr. R. ( ). Sams went up there Sat urday to survey the d istance. This distillery is on the State line, the line running throngh the butilding. It is claimed that when one from this State wants to purchase whiskey he is taken to the North Carolina side and vice versa. Jenkins was tip before Magistrate Speer last weel on the charge of selling whis key, but the case had not been thoroughly worked up. It will come up again next week. J. C. Otts, Esq., has been retained by the Antioch people and Col. T. B. But ler is retained by Jenkins. When the case conies up a battle royal will be fo!ight. Mr. Otts will ap pear before the State board at its next meeting and ask that the per mit he revoked on the ground that it is within two-mile limit and is a nuisance to the community. WOMEN AGAINST CHILD LABOR. Strong Address By The PresLient of the Illinois State Federation of Wo men's Clubs. The p)resident of the Illinois State Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Rugenia M. Bacon, made a strong address on child labor the other day at a meeting of the local federa tion of clubs in Rockford. She said in part. "Nothing can be so important as saving the children. Anything which deprives them of the right to a happy childhood and puts a mort gage on their strength'to battle with life, is enough to arouse every ear nest woman to use her utmost inflit ence to prevent it." Reviewing club women's work with the Legislature, Mrs. Bacon added these significant words: "My experience at'Spring field conivinces me that even in work ing for a jurely philaithropic cause, women are hampered and hum iili at d and made far more conspicti otis by having to influence k-gisla r tion instead of affecting it by a direct vote. This is wrnng from me after years of conservatism, both natural to me, and acquiired by the trainlinag of Souithern parents." THE ATLAN IC COAST LINE. -A Denial of the Rumnor Thiat a Merger With tile Southern Is Pending. New York, Oct. 27.-A n oflicial of the Atlantic Coast Line today Scharacterized the rep)ort being cir culatedl thronghiout the south to t he -effect that thle chiairamuan of the b)oard , H-en ry Walters, and associ ates, were arranginig a nierger of souitherni and( soulth- western roads as a ruiiimor emnt irely withlout anuy fotundlationi of truit hi. 1 Pressing and DyIng. iTihe Ne. a hi- ry Ste eaim I,aundry imakes a sp e'iit v of ele:aning,(lyitng and( p)ressi ng. P at ron ize home in e dlustry by hav'ing your work donue an at a home enterpirise. Call at Launi Idry for pries. A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT. Little Girl in an Anderson Mill Trips and a Knife In Her Pocket Pierces Her Heart. Laddie McCurley, a i 2-year-old girl, was accidentally killed at the Orr mill in Anderson Monday after noon. She was going down one of the alleys between the rows of machinerv and stumbled over a boy's feet which were stretched out in the alley. She fell and an open knife in her apron pocket pierced her heart and killed her almost in stantly. SWINDLED OUT OF $5,000. The Three Card Game Played on a Hart ford Mai. Hartford, Conn., Oct. 28.-Two strangers who are alleged to have Hwindled G. S. Burnham of this city out of $5,000 through a three card game, are being sought by the police authorities here and in other places tonight. Burnham reported his loss this afternoon. ie is a well to-do retired farmer, about 65 years old. One of the strangers said his name was Brooks and that he was con nected with a hank in Torrington, Conn., while the other represented himself as a Sotiherer, who had come north for the purpose of find ing his sister in \Vinsted, to whom he was to pay $30,000. I-aving learned that his sister was (lead, the Southerner said he was reckless as to what became ol the money. He offered to show Brooks and 3urnham] how to play the three card game with the result that Burnham was induced to draw $5, ooo from the bank and put it in a tin trunk togetther with a roll al leged to contain $1o,ooo which the Southerner placed as his part of the wager. Burnham was given the key for the trunk and the men i drove to W-st Hartfored, stopping at a secluded place in the woods where the game began. Burnham won, and receiving the trunk started home alone. It was not untill lie arived home, opened the trunk and found it empty that he realized he had been duped. DR. JAY PLEADS INSANITY. Fatiher Who Killed Children Now on Trial For Murder. Asheville, Oct. 27.-Dir. J. V. Jay, the lHuncombe) county ph ysi can who on October 17th killed his three children with a clawvhanmmer, was arraigned1 in court at 2.30 o'clock this afternoon, three true bills having beeni returnedl against him by the grand jury- W. J. Cocke, attorney for the prisoner, statedl that the plea of the defence would be insanity, andg:askedl that time heC giveni to sumumoni experts to testify. Judlge Shaw saidl that thle case wVouild be continued uint il 2:30 o'cloek this afternoon. J udge HI. B. Carter, also of coun set for Jay, re(ltestedl that the trial be continued unitilI tomiorrow , but Jutdge Shaw denied the mnot ion, saying that sufficient expert testi mony couldl he secured this after It is duite possible for next door neighbors to he. rather (1snim.