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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
items of More of Less Interest Con densed Outside the State. In an election held in Chicago on Tuesday it was decided by an over whelming vote that the city should at once assume control of all street railways. The supreme court of Alabama has decided unconstitutional the state oil tag law. Five persons, members of a pleas ure party from the Florida letho dist college, at Southerland. about thirty miles from Tampa. Fla.. were drowned near Anclote light house on one night this week. President Wal ker, of the college, had taken the party out for a cruise to the light house, but met with rough weather and the boat was overturned in the gulf. President Walker and others escaped. The first-class battleship Virginia was launched at Newport News, Va., on Tuesday afternoon, in the presence of a gathering of more than 30.000 people. The sponsor was Miss Gay Montague, daughter of the governor of Virginia. Just after the launching an aged man, who was among the spectators, fell into the dry dock and was instantly killed. Damage suits for sums aggregating $95,ooo have been filed at Clinton, Tenn., for the widows of men shot in the riot at Coal Creek. Tenn., on Sun .day, February 7. The suits are brought against the Coal Creek com pany and several of the officers per sonally. A desperate but unsuccessful at tempt to escape from the Missouri penitentiary was made this week by four convicts, heavily armed and car rying sticks of dynamite. No one was seriously injured. As the result of the democratic county conventions held in Arkansps for the election of delegates to the state convention, forty delegates are instructed for Hearst and nine for Parker. Nine are instructed for D B. Francis. Nine thousand five hundred seats have been provided for in the hall ir) which the national democratic .con vention at St. Louis will be held. The Reynolds Tobacco company, of Bristol, Va., one of the oldest inde pendent companies in the south. has been bought by the American Tobac co company, and probably will be consolidated with the Durham. N. C., branch. Twenty of the corporations in Fall River, Mass., engaged in a manufac-1 ture of print cloths, controlling 65 mills, have entered into an agreement to curtail production by shutting down two weeks. Thousands of mill hands are affected. . Six persons committed suicide in N'ew York on Tuesday. Half of them were due to despondency because of inability to secure employment. Three of the six victims ended t'aeir lives with carbolic acid, one by shooting. another by hanging and the sixth by turning on the gas. The most youth ful suicide was Eva Pocker, a 17-year old Brooklyn school girl, who drank carbolic acid after reading a letter and the oldest was a man aged 65 who had been ill with rheumatism. Secretary Hester's New Orleans cotton statement, issued on Monday, shows the total for March to be 476,989 bales, against 710,306 last year. The total of the cotton crop brought into sight during the seven months ending with the close of March is put down at 9,205,653 bales, against 9,539,666 last year year. A series of riots have followed a strike at the American Can company's plant, in Chicago, and one man lost his life on Tuesday night by a bullet, fired from a train on which were a number of non-union men being taken back to the city after the conclusion of the day's work. United States Senator J. R. Burton. of Kansas, has been sentenced to six month's imprisonment in jail and a fine of $2,50o for using his influence with the postoffice department in be half of a client in St. Louis. He ap pealed and was released on a bond of $1o,0oo. At the annual conference of the Mormon church, in Salt Lake, Utah. plural marriages were again publicly and officially denounced by the atu thorities of the church. The Southern Good Roads associa tion is in session in New Orleans. The association is to be addressed by Sen SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. items of More of Less Interest Con densed in the State. The annual cioimencenent exer cises ,f the Sionth Carlina .ledical ct,llege. at Charlestn. were held tn Monday night. when 23 men were graduated in medicine and .2 in phar macv. The address to the graduates was delivered by Gov. 1). C. I eyward. Mr. T. Garrett Talhert. son ot ex Congressman W. J. Talbert, has an nounced his candidacy for the state senate from Edgefield. to succeed the Hon. John C. Sheppard. Two negroes confined in the Edge field jail set upon the jailer on last Sunday night as he was giving them their supper, throwing cayenne pepper into his eyes and making good their escape. The jailer was almost blind ed for a few hours. One of the pris oners who escaped was sentenced to life service in the penitentiary for murder and the other was held on a charge of burglary. The former has been recaptured. It is reported from Conway that truck prospects in that section are bri,zht. but all truck will be late this year. Lettuce was on the market a month ago and radishes have been coming in for fifteen lays: strawberries will be on the aiirket in about three weeks. Last year they were being shipped the latter part of March. The trucking average ha been about doubled in the vicinity ot Conway and the yield of everything will probably be increased to to 15 per cent. 27 violators of the dispensary law wer fined $25 each, in the city court of Charleston this week, with the excep tion of one man who was tried in his absence and fined $50 or go to jail for o days. The police department made out more than 40 cases and the re mainder of the docket will be attacked at another session if the court. One negro stabbed another in the heart and killed him, in Charleston. because the latter had laughed at the former. It sems that the deed was done more in the spirit of a joke than in earnest. Charleston is actively at work pre paring for the approaching state re union of Confederate veterans in that city. The counties of Marlboro, Marion, Florence, Williamsburg, Lee and Dar ington will combine their summer schools. The republican executive committee of the Second congressional district met at Aiken this wwek to consider the question of calsing a convention o nominate a candidate to run for the unexpired term of the late Con gressman Croft. The committee de cided, in view of the short time for registration and preparation. not to all a convention for the nomination f a candidate for the short term. but o concentrate its energies in the pre aration for a vigorous campaign to ominate a candidate to be voted for t the general election. John Thompson, a negro, has been lodged in jail in Charleston, charged v~ith killing his wife. Supreme Dictator John C. Shep pard, of Edgefield, attended the a3d nnual session of the grand lodge Knights gf H-onor of Louisiana, which met in New Orelans this week. The Whitney racing and coach orses have been shipped from Aiken to Sheepshead Bay,L. I. The .:2 orses in the bunch were loaded into four express cars and were accom panied by a trainer and 5o jockeys and stable boys. The historic old Patrick Moilitary Institute building, at Anderson, once a female college, later a Confederate sub-treasury, and after the war a mil itary school, was sold at public out cry on Monday and was bid in for It is reported from Edgefield that Mr. Charlie Dean, an aged Confeder ate v-eteran living in the county, was called upon by boys. under the in fluence of whiskey, who after haras-. sing him in other ways proceeded to slash his coat with knives and then to rock his house and tear off a part of the roofing. The incident excited a storm of indignation and a meeting of the white citizens was called, to be held on Wednesday, when some kind of action was to be taken. The body of the young man who was found dead at Central about two weeks ago has been identified. It de vlops that the young man was nit more than twenty- miles from home. His name w~as Walter Pressley. and he had been missing for about a BABIES BURNED ALIVE. Terrible Story of Crime by Philadel phia Women. A dispatch froin 'hiladelphia h-t night said: Ast(inishing evidence of the exi, tence of a crematory in this cityi where live babie: are burned. was gven this afternoon at the hearing before Coroner Dugan. in the case of MNrs. Elizabeth Ashmead. David T. Mosier. who says he is a physician. swore: "I saw a number of children thrown into the furnace. Mrs. Ashmead had them in her apron. One or two of, them were crying. and shet tossed all of them into the fumace." Stolid and indifferent. Mrs. Ash mead listened to the frightful story of Mosier. which sent a shudder around the court room. "I have seen her frequently go to the cellar of her home." continued Mosier. "with her apron filled with newly born infants. some of them alive and crying, and throw them into the blazing furnace. That's the way she disposed of them. I have heard them cry as they were thrown into the fire." At this point the coroner himself sickened at the monstrous recital and cut off further disclosures until a 'later date. The inquest was held to inquire in to the deaths of Sarah Hughes and Mary B. Sloan, in which Mrs. Ash mead and her son are involved, and it was only for the purpose of fixing his right to hold the prisoners that the coroner touched upon the more dastardly feature of their offenses. For some time the mysterious dis appearance of young women and wives has been reported to the police by their friends and husbands, and a quiet investigation has been made with the result that Coroner Dugan nIow claims to have established the existence of a chain of unlawful insti tutions in which murder and crema tion have been commonly resorted to to cover up lesser crimes. "It seems incredible," said the cor oner today, "but it is true that babies have been thrust alive into a redhot furnace by those human fiends I have the evidence to prove it or I would not make so astounding a statement. The members of this mur der syndicate are without scruples and without conscience." He has a witness who has made a full confession. This witness was a member of the syndicate: he is in possession of all the secrets of the participants in the. crimes, and has made a complete statement to the coroner. including names and ad dresses and the dates of many of the recent horrors perpetrated by the syndicate. The system includes a bureau of bogus death certificates, and it num bers on its staff a corps of physicians as well as undertakers and agents. Dr. Joseph H. King, of No. 22to was placed on the stand at to day's investigation. He occupied an office in the building at No. 26 SouthI Twelfth Street, where Mrs. AshmeadI is alleged to. have conducted her crematory, for three weeks. Mrs. Ashmead. he declared, told him it was a fine location for physicians who had women patients. "I asked her what she did with the babies," said Dr. King, "and she said she wrapped them in newspapers, let them die and threw them into the fur nace. When I heard this I left the place at once. I understood that they were making $9oo a week in the place. Four doctors were busy all the time." Dr. Matthew McVicar, of No. x6oo Wharton street. admitted that he had given a certificate of death from ty phoid fever in the case of Sallie Hughes. He declared he believed the fever had catused her death. Mrs. Ashomead was identinied by E. Skinner as a woman wvho represente-l herself as "Dr. Conde." whose ad vert isement she had answvered. At the conclusion of the inquest Coroner Dugan held Mrs. Ashmeadi and her son Howard Ashmead. jr.. and Dr. McVicar to appear before the grand jury to answer for the deaths of the two women. Grace Ashmead. 'the pretty daughter of the accused woman, was locked up as well a witness. Dewitt Ashmead, another son. wvho was arrested last night. was disch-.- med from custody. One of the sensational feattures of the case is the fact that the Ash meads are members of on'e of the olid est and best famili.es in the city. Its *The Newberru $hoe Shop for First Class Shoe Repairing ....For Prompt Shoe Repairing.,... FOR WORK THAT WEARS. The Newberru Shoe Shop. The Leadin Drug Store I "It is a great satisfaction to trade with you," said one of our customers "We always get what we want." That was . .pleasant to us. We assure our custo- 9 + mers they do not have to worry when * 0 ; they buy medicines of us. We know our business, and we strive to please. Your Doctor's prescriptions are always pre- + pared with accuracy and care by us. O ur? 0 medicines are the best-our prices are e + right. Prescriptions from any Doctor in * Newberry county filed promptly. Mail * *'orders answered promptly. WID. E. PELHAM & SON, I Reliable Prescription Druggist, Newberry, S. C 0 y days. and a picture of one of the cient Ashmeads hangs in Indepen- 1 ineHall."U iesl The name of Ashmead appears on e Assembly list, and there is a treet in the city named after the - BR A mily. The house in which theMA R 'orst of the crimes are alleged to-) are been committed stands in the eart of what was once one of the most ashionable sections of the city. Many DEDTOOiil fthe old families still reside in the eighborhood. The police are working vigorously m. 1 the case, and additional arrests . t siu. re expected shortly. - Horrible Train Wreck. Augusta, Ga., April 4.-A special to e Chronicle from Carrollton, Ga. ;ays. "A through freight on the TEE~RA MKR aouthern Railway ran into the ca oose o* a local freight train at Tem le, Ga., this afternoon, burying Mvrs.BEN USDb loa 'red Hill and two children underpate,vryoegr :hree carloads of coal. The mother ated ostsfc nid one child were killed instantly .gv d the second cannot survive.to . Letter to S. B. Jones. Dear Sir: Would you like to hear i ~ i'~ U a 20-year paint? F .SHMET Mr. James A. O'Neils house, Hen lerson. N. C.. was painted 20 years ScyadTes go with Devoe lead-and-zinc. and _________________ evr painted again till last s ear, it hen looked better thani commonNO OE ,aint in half the time. The reason is: Devoe is all paiun otc shrb gvntazh nd true paint; while the common Cut or fSprioso aints are part true and part false.Restain wlfrm ow n Don't pay to monkey with paint,. eti h ortHueo vr And Devoe costs less than any of frtMna,ecp uigatr em: not by the gallon. of course, byofcu.atwih im tebok e house and year. That's how towilb fo dopnnth ofce f rckon it. Go by the name. Clr of out oh C.Ggas Yours truly Toehvn uieswt h F. W. DOVOE &CO.Borwiltlaebathsnmnd S ld by the Newberry Hardware B re fteBad Co. Thos\ JU ilson Chirmn BREAD