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For the ,1ar r of Mr. W. K J4
Near Troy. S. C.
THIY ACCIUSEWD EAC C"HI
Man an( Wie luarr.ed and !a,
()r. ered ler e T n e 11
the Other !7h >t li., lilu
from e :f Saturday s:tys Wil
K. Jay, n of tle most prinen
younu tarmnrs of the Troy section o
this county. a; foully murdered ii
his own y ard iiVday evening be: weCe
6 and Y by either Oliver Wice
man or his wife. two negroeS liv;uI- ot
his p:ace. Botn negroes were maa
to pay the death penalty fe; tei
deed by an iufaiiated crowd of 31r
Jay's ne"ib.rs and friends.
From all accounts, many of whicl
differ. the following is offered as thi
most nearly correct of how the killirn
Mr. Jay lives in a new house aboul
three and one-half miles from Truy
This place. has never been inclosed anc
the negro cabin formerly Occupie( b.:
the nmgroes is within about 23 r 3
yards of the residence: Mr. Jay wa;
returning to his nouse after attendin,
to some business in the neigabjrbir,.
and lien clo-e t his house he hear1
the two negroes making considerabl4
disturbance in the cabin. It seems thai
the man was abusing or fighting hi.
wife .and they were both quarre!inq
and resisting. It was to stop this lis.
turbance that lead Mr. Jay to thieil
home, which as stated, is only aboul
30 yards from nis own house. Or
his arrival be ordered the negroes tc
be quiet-that if they could not be
they could not stay on his place. Irn
mediately after this Mrs. Jay, wh<
was in her house. heard the report o!
a gun. She ran to the door and looked
out, and saw the two negroes, mar
and wIfe, running away from theil
cabin. Calling to them, she askeC
what was the matter, but the negroe,
made no answer and kept on running.
Failing to get any response from then
she called loudly to be husband.
There was no response. She was ther
wild with fear and began looking
over the yard, and in a short whili
found him dead in a pool of his owr
blood. Almost his entire head had
been blown of. Death was instan
The alarm was at once given and
the immediate neighbors rushed in.
The news of the horrible murde,
spread rapidly. Carriages started ir
all directions. A telephone furnished
the news to Troy and nearby towns,
ar3 the whole country for milec
around was soon being literally scour
ed for the murderers.
A party of men coming towards thE
place from a section of the community
a few miles near Mr. Jay's home. mel
two negroes in the road. a man and a
woman. The party did not know thE
negroes. but arrested them on suspi
cion and carried them back to the place
of inquest. They were the guiltl
ones. When examined both acknowl
edged the deed, but accused eact
other of committing it-the man said:
the woman did it and the woman said
the man did it. They never changec
from this, but died accusing each othe:
of the crime.
The gun with which the murde:
was committed was carried to old 1Bil
Wideman's house. the father of thi
man. and left there while the twC
started out in flight. They were go
ing towards Edgetield when caught.
After the inquest the two negroe:
were tnrned over to thes.constable
who started to .iail with them. Al
the Winterseat b;ridge they were stop
ped by a crowd of infuriated friend:
and neighbors and lynched. Thi
lynching occurred about midnight.
Is Now a Fact.
Wireless telegraphy is now an as
sured fact. The Halifax Chronicl<
announces that wireless telegraphis
communications have been successful
by established by MIarconi betweel
Cape Breton and Cornwall, England
A message has already been sent t
King Edward by Lord Mlinto. Gov
Sernor-General of Canada, and also on
to the King of Italy. Dr. Parkin. M1
P.. of Toronto, special corresponden
of the London Times. also had a mes
sage transmitted. MIarconi has beel
at Table Head for the last eight iveek
working steadily. The wires were a;
removed and installed anew, the fa
mous coherer being replaced by anothe
wonderful invention of 31arconi. callet
a magnetic detector, which gives m.os
satisfactory results and which enable
the transmitter to attain greate
speed and accuracy. The inventc
has also established at his Table Ilea
station one of the world. It wr
~thought that until a similar curren
was established at the Cornwail sur
tion satisfactory results would not b
had. Tests were made frequentl
during the last few weeks. but tb
greatest secre(-y was maintaimet
Last week communication was estat
A Street Duel.
At Nichols, Ga.. on Wednesday Sai
P. Padgett and J. C. Buchanan~yotm
white men. fought an imprompta dut
on the s'treet, as a conseqluence(
which Padgett is dying and Buchana
is seriously wounded. The two youn
men mr.rried sisters, and while ti:
.cause of the trouble is not known it:
believed to be a family disagreemeni
Padgett and Buchanan have herett
fore beea friendly, but on' meetmr
Wednesday each drew a revolver an
began shooting. Padgett was sha
through the chest near the heart a
Santa Claus Scorched.
A dispatch from Georgetown i
The State says Tuesday night at
Christmas tree celebration in tht
city, D~r. Rt. S. Bailey. who was actir
as Santa Claus. wa painfully but ne
seriously burned. His clothing ai
cidently caugh t tire.
Three Firemen Killed.
In a New York tire which sh<
through tive factories in the ri'.t
front district F'riday morning thri
tiremen were killed. 'vo wcere bad:
Sinjured and more than $ 0
damag was done.
.LWIUL RA:LROAD AC mD7NT
'welty'(-ei iiied and 'Se
happened a, shrt ds.t nc1 from the
littl st~ation of Nannstead. Caln.. on
She *arnia ranen of the Gr-md Trunil
aiwy. Saurday it. The1 trci ns
.i1 c'kiijon were I"!e Pachie Expre"CS:
I' Luhrll%' t'LlS iC S V \rffe
and ~ a reight. Th ~res was' run
i ie.r ty - wo hu r., la1e ami wa'
mIng f 't, time. Thie freigif Z V.a
Sdeav\ring~ to ml:e a siing to get
Ar1 of th vxpress. but failed by;
Tlere was a drea'lial C:ih'.. the
locI'otives "rered ip and; l 'ver in
a dith, the b;ggrae 'ir of the ex
press telescoped the smoker and in nr
'isant the ar ':S and cries o ti.(
w u i;, :md t1h ('yn(. 'i he air.
i I s' "''of 1 i 2S. The Ji:jure
will number considerably more, ahi
manv of these may die.
Many of the det-! were terri y mu
t Iited. Iiads we-, cut off. 1egt
Swrenehed frum toe b,.dies and th(
level stretch (4-f sniow became crimsor
withi tie lhed t f tie victims.
,The respo,)!-ibility fo;r the ac "ciden1
his not been detnitely tixed. but it i:
beleved to have been due to a tele
r '~nlh operator's error.
The operator at one of the station,
'here the two trains stoppcd g:ive at
order to the freiLht to pass No. 5. tht
Pic &eExpress. at Wanstead.
In the system of the Grand Truniz
this order should have been duplicat
ed, a copy. being given to the conduc
tr and eng5ineer of the express. In
stead of this the conductor of tne ex
oress received a clearance order, teil!
i ig him t'> run right througb. The
frcight train meantime had stoppec
at Wanstead. to sidetrack. and wan
I telescoped by the express. The blind
intg stormN which was ragin:- renderet
objects invisible at the distance of a
few feet. The operator at Wanstead
is not uscally on duty at night but
Ilast evening he happened to be in th
o1llce for a short time. Ife was going
out at the door when he heard the
telegraph instrument click repeatedly
the message: "Stop No. 5." "Stop No.
Seizing a lantern the operator dash
ed for the door and as he closed it be
hind he heard the crash of the col
lision up the track.
There was not a house at hand tc
which the injured could be carried.
Fortunately, however, tlhe two Pull
man cars on the train did not sustair
any damage. They were warm anc
comfortable and were converted intc
a temporary hospital. The injurec
were placed in the berths and every.
thing possible done to ease their suf
The Cold Wave.
The following bulletin issued Friday
by Observer Bauer from Columbia
shows that the severe weather is gen
eral: "The severest cold wave of thE
season covers the upper Mississippi
valley where the temperatures rangE
from zero to 26 below. The cold wave
carried the freezing line southward tc
Northern Florida. with light frost at
Jacksonville, Southern Alabama~west
ward through Central Texas. The Pa
ctic slope is much warmer, with rain)
weather prevailing. It is snowing ir
the lake regions, upper New Englanc
and the Ohio valley. Portland. Me.
had over ]0 inches of snowfall during
the past 24 hours. Generally cleal
weather prevails over the southerr
States except along the coast wher<
it is cloudy. The highest reportec
temperature Friday was 80 at Lo!
Angeles, the lowest Saturday mornint
was 2G below zero at Huron, S. D."
A Great Sensation.
A dispatch from Dresden says al
Saxony is agog with interest and spec
ulation resulting from the tiight o:
Crown Princess L ouise, who said bei
husband was a "beast." and that sh<
would never again return to the court
It seems that thbe Princess eloped witi
a French tuitor, who had been em
ployed to teach the children. She I
an Austrian archduchness, being thi
eldest caughter of Archduke Ferdi
'nand, who represents the Tusear
branch of the Austrian imperial fami
ly. She was born at Salzburg in 187
and married at Vienna in 1891. Shi
Sis considered one of the prettiest prin
cesses in Europe. being endowed 1'i11
great personal charm. keen intelli
gence. learning and modesty. Tih
crown prince is a fine looking, soldier
1 l man of :37 years. There are tivi
c'ildren of the marriage, the eldest
.Prince George, being nearly 10 year
t The Railroad Help.
SThe Columbia State says a shor
time ago the state treasurer wvrote
etter to the dit~erent railroad compa
nies asking them if convenient to pa
their annual taxes irnto the Stat
treasury. The lines of the Souther
and Atlantic Coast Line systems har'
coplied with this request of th
tresurer and have paid theei' taxes t
the va rious county treasurers. Thi
reieves considerabliy the danger of
stringency in money at the close c
the year when the interest on th
Stte debt must be met. No doub2
iti readine-ss of the roads to compi
and ease the Sttes tinancial condi
ton will be pirperly appreciated b
fthe people of tie State. Treasure
.enni ngs is urTginr every' county tream
uter in the . tate to remit the Stat
taxe as rapidly as theC are r. ceivcd
and hopes to s*ure 'a suiieect sUum t
tide over the term of strinigency.
Needed in Hbawaii.
LThomas FSIort une. specini labJor comf
mis'oner appointed by Secretaryv Shi
1to visU thle PhiilOipines amid llawaiial
island is i at l1iniollu. In an in ter
view'in The star he said: ''1 believ
the importation of ne&gr es ti:r
armsn a ratural s ulation of the ia
cu. lty \ whi unmavoidaiy follows tu
absorpiition of tropi'al or semi-tropite
tcio tie~fLs iy the litedl States I
the ioutherni States and in the C'art
ias the negro made tie ind~ustrie
whttheyV are." The conmmnissi' ni
said1 tihere might ibe diiieuly in 1
Staning the nec'r'. buit he thu
haI)it the panmters cotui gei t al iie
wanted if thy. sent the right soit I
agentS after' themi. 'You aid gt
By thc cxpkc.sicn of Gas at R.t
SIXTEEN S1RIUSLY -aVRI..
A Crowd Was Gaih'red to Hear
Iltirts From, New Orle-as
, Races. When the n
At ot Springs. Arkansas, WedInes
day afternoon in the cellar of the uirf
exchan.e, a club house and p.ol Ioim
operatedn by Chambers & Walker. the
building was badly danagel and 0
peple were injured. 11; of them being
in a werlie.us eendiltion. The most seri
ouzly injured are:
11. C. Chaimbers, one of the proprie
tors of thle turf exch]ange, both legs
,nd both wyrists brcken.
Wrn. lelwig. a biind man, nianager
fa )ath house. both legs brok I
'" in u'red are:
1S. Meeks. Not Springs, Ark.,
bot legs brokcn.
Jo.ephl Pcr%. imtei keeper, Hot
Spings. both leh b~kn
Finnegan. piuaier, hot Sprins,
bot h legs~' broken.
.1anes Cowc n, ot Springs, both legs
W m. Metzer. a boy, I ot Springs,
both legs br,..ken and skull fracturedI,
Jalmes Couglin. plumber. Hot
Springs. leg broken.
C. oG. Parker. Milwaukee, 'is..
both legs broken.
Al. F. iotchsk!Ti. Hot Springs,
T. Oier. engineer. Hot Springs.
both legs broken.
H. George, New York. leg broken.
F. Crantleld, Cincinnati both legs
broken, ribs crushed.
Walter Powers. St. Louis, arm
Eugene Daly, Bot Springs, botl
Thos. Phelan, telegraph operator,
Hot Springs, badly cut.
Mr. Donnelly, visitor. residence un
known. leg broken, also badly cut.
Twelve others sustained bruises and
About 4 o'clock Wednesday after
noon the poolroom was crowded with
more than 100.persons. Just as a
race in New Orleans was being called
by the operator the floor of the build
ing seemed to rise in an instant and a
report that shook the building rang
Tlhe news of the explosion spread
rapidly and soon Central avenue was f
jammed with people. The police and
tiremen tool: charge of the building
and the work of rescue began. Men
were pulled from under the building
in a terribly shattered state. One of
the most pitiable sights was when
"Pily- Hfelwig. the blind manager of
tht Lanber bathhouse was taken from,
the ruins. Helwig is widely known
to thousands of visitors who come to
Hot Springs annually.
RI. C. Chambers, one of the proprie- I
tors of the turf exchange. is one of
the' best known sporting men in the
country. His condition is serious.
The injured were taken in charge by
the local physicians.
The exact cause of the explosion
has not yet been determined, It is
said by some that gas which escaped
in the cellar of the building was ig
nited in some manner. causing the
Another report, which is probably
correct, says a driver of a gasoline
wagon was tilling a tank in the cellar
when the explosion occurred.
Lynched in Kansas.
A t Montgomery. Kansas, on Christ
mas day. Montgomery Godley. a negro
man, was taken from the jail and
lynched by a mob because early Christ-<
mas morning he had shot and killed
Milton Hlinkle, a policeman, while the
otlicer was trying to protect himself
against a crowd of unruly negroes. 1
At the first effort to lynch the negro1
the rope broke. Some oie in the
crowd then. cut Godley's throat, sever
ing the jugular vein. After this he
was hanged a second time. The
shooting of Policemen ilinkle occurred
at a dance. which was attended by a
large number oif negro men and wo
men from neighboring mining camps.
Montgomery Godley and his brother
were drinking and had become very
dilsorderiy when Policeman Ilinkle ini
terfered. The negroes became insult
ing and. when Ihinkle drew his club
to defend himself, Montgomery God
Iy slipped behind the policeman,
grabbed the ottiers pistol and shot
Iike bhindthe ear. The wound
d plic'eman was carried to the City
1 al. where he died several hours later.
The news of the shorting spread
rpidly; and a mob gathered in front
of thie jal. The doors were battered
'in and tihe mob seized Miontgomery
Godley, who, with his brother, had
ben arrested soon after the shooting.
Tey took the slayer to a telephone
pleo three blocks away ,and there
h anged him. At first the negrowa
dianut, but just before lie warganged
he oegged hard for his life.
Ravages of Timie.
In the singular failure of the old
ridows of York cathedrai, the glas
hasi lost m-ost of its transparency. and
in piaces has become so perforated
that it erumbles at the slightest
touc. Tostopthe "disease'' so~me
la ss of the thirteenth and fourteeth
cnturies has been removed. It is
kown that the hardest cement is
somtimelfls disintegrra ted by chemical
actionl set up by minute orgamsos.~
andit is supp(sed that the dest ruct ift
-of th~e glass has been due to some fun
Stami by the Ne;gro.
c v.0 Longino, of Mississippi. Wed
esay issuedm a proclamiation offering
1 if v d illars reward for the arrest and
co'.~ ie io of any" personl who forces a
ner to leav.e ithri or the cioraies
rof ' in'oin.t m. F ranklinm or Pike.
utndes of. negro'' * residents have
dumiI the past few months. bis
s'r ved "it h noti'es supposed to ema
t - . "whtitmanor' urmoniza
THE IMEAINEST iXAN.
11' _-:ts L:c FaIou:n1' at fos An-Cc.Cs
The worst thing' about some stories
s that they are lies. The worst thin
bout this stry* V is that it is literally
rue. The meanest man in Los An
,eles has been found. the case has
w'en proved and 'Next" has been
'aled. It is doubtful, in fact. whether
meaner man will be found anywhere.
le st'iory necds no embelishment.
"1e- simple facts are bad enough. and
his' just the way the events (;Ccr
A well known woman went out r
a fev days zigo. She had hr
>(ekKetbook with her. The pocketboo
:ontained some money. Therefore it
s unnecessary to explain that the
onman was not out sho-pping. She
ost the pocketbook. WXhen she cane
iome she told her husband about the
o(s. As to whether he scolded her or
iot my informant does not say. At
Mv rate. that evening the family
Cleplione bell rang and on answering
t a man's voice was heard to make
he usual minoiries. after which 1e
'I found a pocketboik today con
aininz a card bearing your wife's
ame. I supposed the book belonged
vour wife. I have it at my otice. "
'ie thanks of the relieved family
,vere freely poured over the wire. and
;lep in that household was sweet that
Next morning the husband of the
ornan who lost the pocketbook called
Lt the oltice of the well-known gentle
nan who had telephoned. lie wast
>resented to a fine looking person who
said to be the one who owned the C
ound property. The husband des
-ibed the portmonnaie accurately,
neluding the contents, and the tinder
racously acknowledged that the des- t
-ription was correct.
The book was then produced and
vas promptly recognized.
"I am very much Qbliged to you for
:elephoning us of your find," said the
ratified visitor: then, as a matter of
urse. he added: "Now, how much Z
lo I owe you for your kindness?"
The other looked serious for a mo
nent, and then replied slowly:
"Well. I hardly know just how
nuch to say. Well, lets say-no. It's
ip to you.
To say that the husband of the
>ocketbook loser was surprised would I
)e putting it mildly. Had lie been
iaggling with a pickpocket, street
,amin or a beggar he would not have
>een in the least taken aback. But to i
iear that sort of a cool bid for a pit
ance from a well dressed, grown-up
nan who had done an ordinary kind
ess such as might be returnable any
iour was more than he was prepared 1
When he had recovered his breath
"Why, I never paid a reward in my
ife. and have no idea of the rules cus
omary governing such cases. I should
eel better if you would name the I
The man looked still more serious.
Caking a pencil from his pocket, he
>ean to make figures on a piece of
"Let's see." he said. musingly, as
e eyed the pocketbook. "Pretty good
~ocketbook, slightly worn-say, one
If t. Contents, three dollars and live
~ents-total, four fif ty-five. We might I
~plit the diff-no, say two dollars."
And he looked up at his victim with ,
;he innocence of a child.
The man dug into his pocket speech
essly, and handed out $:2. and started 1
or the door. lie thought he had had
:he experience of his life. Not so. If
;he man's diminutiveness had been ex
austed, his nerve hadn't. Reaching
nto his vest -pocket, he drew out a
ard, handed it to the stupitied caller 1
"Here's my card. In case you 1
;hould ever want anything in our line
ve would like to have you remember
:he man who found your wife's pock- 1
mtbook-Los Angeles Herald.
Helped the Robbers.
A t Chicago on Wednesday Police
nan Patrick Mahoney.was found guil
y. and Daniel Curran. co-defendant,
it guilty of burglary. by a jury
.vhich returned its verdict of a locally
e~nsational case in Judge McEwen's
ourt today. The burglary of Hlage
nann's jewelry store with which the
lefendants were charged, netted the
robbers $10,000 for which S7,000 was
recovered by the police. James Clark
nd an accomplice were convicted and
served terms in the penitentiary.
pon his release Clark told a story to
the state's attorney which resulted in
the arrest of Curran a saloon keeper,
ad Mahoney, a policeman, well known
ad respected among his fellows.
larv testified that Mahoney in full
uniform stood guard while the jewelry
store was being looted.
Burned to Dcathi.
At Malone, N. Y.. four persons
were burned to death Christmas day
in the house of .Julius King, of Pierce
field, a pulp and paper manufacturing
town in the Adriondacks. The lire
had gained such headway before it
was discovered that Mrs. M. J1. Mc
Govern. King's eldest daughter, and I
her three chileren, who were sleeping
on the lower floor, were not able to
get out and all were burned to dleath.I
One of the children, whose body was
found close to window, evidently had
made heroic efforts to escape. King
and his wife, with a few boarders on
an upper floor, escaped by jumping
ut of thme windows. One man was
burned serionsly. It is not known
how the lire started.
illed by a Woman.
N ews reached Mobile Friday of the
kiling on Dauphin island, in Mobile
ba.oft Frd Matthews, b~y a daugh
er of Gyeorge Sprinkle. Matthes
w's a son of a former maror of Seran
ton .Miss. where his remains were
ule for~ burial. The details of the
shooin aul re not known although one
report states that it was accidental.
The xDeadly Parler Rile.
'u pringville, Ala., on Wednesday.
Pr'f. .1 acoh Forney,. of the State uni
versity. wvas accidentally: killed while
somoting sparrows with a parlor ride.
~r f. Forney was a son of the late
Maj. Gen. John II. Forney or the
TO PLANT TOBACCO.
Experts Take Charge of Considsrable
Acreage Near Columbia.
30M 'ACTS FOR PI 2ERS.
Mr. Waddell Talks. About Snil of r1
ijichland County and Its
Sti tabilty for Culture
The Culumbita State says 'Mr. II. S.
del. wno is a native of Halifax
-(unty, -Virginia. has arrived in the
-ity. Ile is the expert in tobacco who
is been brouglit here to take charge
f the experimental farms to be estab
ished near Hyatt Park by 'Mr. F. ii. h
Iyatt and others. Mr. WaddeNl has
dready gone over consirerable land in p
he vicinity of Columbia and inspect- r
d it. Ile has long been a student of
,bacco culture. Thursday be closed 0
he contract with Mr. Hyatt for the 0
ultivation of 50 acres,and will doubt
ess take 50 acres also for parties own- b
ng adjoining lands. "Mr. Waddell has
iso closed with Mr. Huffman to fir
ish an expert to manage 60 acres of
is land across the river to place in
ultivation. Ile is ready now to in
pect the land of any others in the c
ounty desiring to plant tobacco, ad- e
ise with them, and if they desire it
ecure men to take charge of the d
arms. get them here.
Ile wishes to establish a tobacco p
arehouse the first season and expects
o make Columbla his home.- Friday h
ic talked interestingly of the culture
f bright leaf tobacco. which, he says. a
he lands in this section are adapted c
o. Ie considers these lands much t
>etter adapted to such culture than
he average lands now growingr tobac- t
o both in this State and North Caro- h
ina. Eie says ne thinks there are t(
rom 5,000 to 10,000 acres in this im- C
ediate vicinity that are thoroughly b
dapted to growing bright tobacco n
.nd that this is suficient to establish s(
first cla;ss market. He says that d
elf-drained land of light color will 0
ake tobacco, and those with the yel
w clay subsoils will make a finer
rade. Lands of this nature rarely b
ver fail in producing color or quality, 01
egardless of the state of cultivation. K
ie says: "As to the quantity of et
ertilizers per acre and the kind this t,
s best determined by first giving the
nd a little study of its condition.
rom 700 to 1,000 pounds of high
rade fertillzers on a basis say of 8 per s
ent. phosphoric acid, 4 per cent. am- ei
onia and 4 per cent. potash is a good n
onbination, with from 10 to 20 bush- h
Is of cotton seed or double this quan- cl
ity in stable manure. This is pro- d
iding your land ir. poor and of a very t
oarse nature with no ammoniated a
natter on it: otherwise leave off the k
otton seed or manure. V
The average farmer, inexperienced g
n tobacco, stands in dread of the ex- t]
>ense and risk in planting tobacco. 1 1(
vould say just here there is a greater a
>r cent. of failure in agriculture in t<
Imost any other crop cultivated than t(
here is in tobacco. To succeed you a
:annot risk this crop on a half-hand- E
d, haphazard 'basis. It requires si
tudy and intelligence. Do your part n
i the work first. I have known farm- wi
rs their first year cultivating tobacco is
o0 average 8150 to $250 per acre with- G
ut any instruction from any one. $
"I do not approve of the ,one crop s1
asis. I do believe though in diversi- u
ied farming. It pays. Riaise plenty i
o sustain your farm such as grain,
orage. meat, etc.. then plant some
otton and some tobacco. Even a one
orse farmer when he is fixed for a
arming. should plant from five to ten rI
.res of tobacco, or from one to two t
>arns. As to the size of a crop that d
an best be determined by your situa- g
ion. The first item is land, then r
apital, and next and most important t
s labor. The needy time in labor is P
he harvesting season, July and Au- ~
ust, when your other crops are all
aid by after which it can be market- t
d with 75 per cent. less labor.
In large crops from 25 acres up, it t
ays to have an experienced man who ~
nay be secured for an interest in the ~
rop. Men that are most capable will ~
:ost you, from the fact they can make f
noney at it for themselves alone. I
ave succeeded in locating three men
ith crops from 30 to 60 acres and
ae two more I know personally to bet
apable of managing like quantities.n
will aid any one in securing men.
;hat is bring them in and give you my
udgment on thue land, inquire as to
is references and see that all such get t
rood tobacco seed free, providing anyg
uch will write me in the next few c
lays and give me full particulars as top
iow and where they are located. I
lon't ask a penny for what I tell thenm a
)r do for them. I do this simply with
view of establishing a market here.
"I would say to all interested: In h
he event von cannot plant suflicient a
coreage to employ an experienced man, n
ry your immediate neighbors and
ork up say 40 to 75 acres and write
ne, as its important that this decis
on should be made early. You sow n
he seed in the months of January d
Ind February and it is essential that e
ou should push forward your work,s
particularly where you have muc~h n
milding to do. Tobatcco barns can be e
uilt fromo %0 up. A barn will ham- d
rest from 4 to 7 acres owing to sizeS
md season. Its lifetime is about 20 b 1
ears, so practically your building a
oesnt cost much. It is the other y
mall expenditures, suc: as tlees.
ticks and canvas for plant beds: they
tast from three to eight ye-rs, accord- 1
ing to the care you take of them.
After you once get tixed to make 1:
obaco you can make it and put it
an the market at an average east
:f from 2 to 3% cents per pound, or
from Ot to $35 an aere, acco.rding to
easons and conditions as to labor. I
will answer all inquiries. I furnish to
ba~cco seed in plenty of time fur you,
so long as they last. This offer is con
tined strictly to leiebland and Lexing
ton counties or not exceeding 30 miles'
from this po'int.
in New York Wecdnesday. Thomas
J Sharkey. the privatc detective, who I
wvas convicted of manslaughter in the
secrdi degree for having killed Nicho
las Fish. the banker. on Sept. 27. was
sentenced to the State prison for ten
Ir. W. F. Hudsonn Found Dead in
A dispatch to The State from Cam
on says horrible tragedy was enacted
t the Wateree River bridge. .ener
ly known as the iron bridge. Friday
ight. and the whole affair is so far
brouded in mystery. Early Satur
av morning Mr. W. F. Hudson, the
All keeper. was found dead in his bed
i a pool of blood. in his house by the
iver bridge, on the west biik of the
Vateree. A blood trail leading from
le great wooden gates of the bridge.
'hich are about 50 feet from the;
ouse, to the bed, indicate that the
iooting took place at the gates. The
Lrge gates are closed every night and
cked, and only a small pastern is
ft open. The supposition is that the
erson or persons who committed the
iurder came from the east side of the
ver as the postern shows marks on
;, as if some one had tried to prize it
pen from that side, while a few feet
ti, the gate keeper's lantern was
)und with blood spots on it. The
lood trail begins on the right gate.
here one spot is visible near the
round, and leads directly to the
)hone which is to the right of the
tcuse door. There is blood on the ret
eiver, and the unfortunate man ei ther
ndeavored to 'phone or reached for
is gun, which hung over the door.
A large pool of blood is on the mid
le of the floor. and young Hudson
es in another one on his bed. Iis
istol was found on the desk, but it
not supposed that he had it with
im when he went to the gate. Vho
-rpetrated the horrible deed is still
a unsolved story, and no very de inite
ues leading up to the deteation of
ie murderer have been found as yet.
obbery was apparently not tue mo
ve as nothing was taken out of the
use and the toll money was not
uched. Messrs. Craig and John
lyburn, who passed over the brid:e
,tween 11 and 12 o'clock Friday
ight, seem to have been the last per
mns who saw Hudson before the mur
r. state that he came out and
;ened the gates to let their buggy
ss through. Mr. W. F. hudson
as about 30 years old, single, and
is position was a very responsible
e, and the best evidence of the con
lence and esteem he enjoyed in this 1
)mmunity was his appointment to
e same last year.
Killed by Robbers.
A special from Matthews, Ga.,
Lys: A horrible crime was perpetrat
1 near that place on Christmas eve
ight. Mr. Ed Gray, who was at
)me after his place of business was 1
osed for the night, was called to the s
or by an unknown man and asked
> change some money. Not being
le to make the change Mr. Gray
irdly consented to go to the. store,
high was a short distance away., to
-t the proper money. Mrs. Gray,
inking her husband was staving
nger than necessary, became uneasy t
ad started to the front of the house s
see if he coming. She was startled
see the storehouse a mass of flames 1
d gave the- alarm by screaming.
efore assistance could arrive the
ore was gutted. Among the re
ains Mr. Gray's skull, fractured.,
as found and the safe was open. It
believed'the man, after forcing Mr. 1
ray to open the safe. which contained
[300, murdered him, robbed the
ore and then set fire to it to cover
p his crime. Thfere is no clue to his
Two Trains Collide.
The Pennsylvania limited, running
most an hour late, crashed into the
ar end of the Leetsdale accomoda
on at Quaker Valley. Pa., Wednes
ay night at 11 o'clock. The big en
ne of the limited ploughed into the
ar car; the smoker, like a knife
rough paper, and the little car was
ushed through the one ahead of it,
aking the two cars the length of one.
'he crash was heard for a mile and
ae limited, running at the rate of
fty-five miles an hour, carried the
ain from Quaker Valley to Edge
orth, a distance of almost haltf a
ie before it could be stopped. Many
'ere injured, some of them probably
Santa Claus Burnpd.
Forest Gale, 15-year-old boy attach
- to the Salvation Army, at Hamil
>n Ohio, was fatally burned Christ
ias night while playing Santa Claus
> 300 poor children. The accident
:eurred in the Salvation Army's hall,
here the annual Christmas enter
lnment for the poor was in pro
ress. Gale was swathed in rolls of
tton and wore a long beard of simi
tr material. As he was frisking
round the tree, picking gifts for each
ild, his clothes ignited by a candle.
'ire enveloped him almost instantly.
'he false beard was burned and he in
aled the flames. Gale was taken to
hospital, where he died in twenty
Found i n a Well.
The body or John Miller, a young
ian who had not been seen since Sun
ay night. was found in a well at By
ly's brick yard one mile east of Win
:on N. C., late Wedned~ay after
oon. It is believed that Rluf us Stev
nson, who commissi suicide yester
ay afternoon, and hs brother, Sand
tevenson, killed Miller and threw
Imn in the well. Sand Stevenson was
rrested near the Stocks county line
esterday afternoon, lie is~ in jail.
Swoman tells the ottleers that the
tevenson brothers and Miller were at
er house Sunday and that the latter
ad money. All of them were drink
. Leg Crushed.
Mr. Will Moody. a tireman on the
ergia road. went under the engine
~hich he was tiring when the trainm
2ande the stop at Social Circle, Ga..
o make some repairs to the ash pan.
*nd while in a position with one leg
xtending ac'ross tile track the engine
noved, the wheel passing over the
eft leg and mangling it so that am
utation was necessary. The other!
ip was badly bruised and dislocated.
it the time of the accident there was!
ttle hope for recovery, but he is im
>roving and there is good hope for
ecovery. lie at one time worked on
.' Sdohrn rmd and lived in Colum
Iwenty Million Dollars Raised by tho
Methodist Episcopal Chnrch.
Success has crowned the efforts o
:he Methodist Episcopal Church t<
aise a Twentieth Century Thank-Of
ering fund of $20.000,000. Abou1
il9.000,000 has already been raise
mnd a promise has just been obtaine
!rom a milllonaire to add the required
Lmount to complete the full sum. Th<
;ae of the donor is a secret, and wil
enain so until New..Year's Eve.
vhen, at a watch meeting to be bele
n Trinity Methodist Church, it
,pringflield, Mdss., formal announce
nent of the gift will be made.
In the meantime speculation is rift
ts to the man who is willing and abl
:o give so large a sum. Many name!
iave been mentioned, and it is be,
ieved by many that the $1,000,00(
vill come from either John D. Rckc.
eller or Andrew Carnegie, notwith
tanding that neither is a Methodist
.nother guess was hazarded that z
anderbilt had opened his purse
Rev. Dr. Edmund M. Mills. whC
ias had charge of the work of raising
.he fund, refuses to discuss the mat
:er, but admits that the final gift ha.
>een "underwritten." Of the thank
fering fund 88,000,000 will be devo
,ed to the payment of church indebted.
less, and the prediction was mad(
:at the result will be that not a
Iethodist Church in the country wil]
emain with a vestige of a debt hang
ng over it after the committee con
ludes its work. Along this same lin(
vill be the establishment of a fund o1
1,500,000 to provide pensions foi
ged and infirm ministers. The fund
or this purpose will be increased
vhen opportunity presents itself.
The contributions have been sur
)rising in their nature. The Norwe
rian conference, in Minnesota. which
s made up of a membership frugal,
)ut far from wealthy, has contributed
n average of $22 per member. The
xerman conference of Oregon has
;ontributed an average of $20 pei
nember. From the son of an old
dethodist minister came i gift of
To the education of Methodist chil
Iren nearly $8,000,000 will be devoted.
Chis fund has been gathered largely
brough the efforts of the presidents
f Methodist institutions of learning.
Che sum of $1,176,800 was raisd. by
yracuse University. The Ohio Wes
eyan University raised $1,092,806.
It is understood that $5,000,000
vill be devoted to the hospital work.
[en years ago the Methodists had not
, hospital in the world, while -today
bey have 20 in the United States and
everal others are under way.
Will be Arbitrated.
A dispatch from Washington says
resident Roosevelt will not be arbi
rator in the venezuelan controversy.
he whole-vexatious question will be
eferred for adjudication to the Hague
ribunal. Epitomized, this was the
ituation as it had resolved itself at
he conclusion of the cabine' meeting
oday. The meeting was not a long
ession. All the members except
Zoot were present. The Venezuelan
uestion was the principal and practi
ally the only topic of general concern
mnder consideration. Secretary Hay
>resented the net results of the cable
orrespondence with the governments
4r Londen, Berlin, Rome and Caracas
n accordance with the suggestion of
resident Roosevelt, President Castro
f Venezuela, was reported to have
greed to submit the differences be
ween his government and the Eu
opean powers to arbitration of the
ribunal at the Hague. The Europ
~an powers have not only consented
o consented to submit the controver
y to arbitration, but while they ex*
ressed a preference for the arbitra
ion to be conducted -by President
R~oosevelt, they assented to his sug
festion that the matter be referred lc
he Hague court. The presentatior
f the case met the hearty approval ol
he members of the cabinet. No fea:
s expressed by the administratior
hat the Monroe doctrine will bE
>rought into the controversy in any
nanner that might result in embar
~assing the situation of the Unitec
A horrible accident occurred at thE
Richland distillery on Christmas eve.
About half-past 4 o'clock Charlie Till
nan, a colored employee, while walk
.ng along the gangway just above one
)f the great slop vats which hold!
1,500 gallons, slipped and fell into the
at. It was filled with boiling slOP,
:he stuff from which the whiskey had
lready been extracted. This stufi
was at the time of a temperature oJ
100 degrees Fahrenheit. When Till
nan fell into the vat two fellow work
nen tried to save his life. They
luckly managed to grasp his hancd
ud pulled him out. He hardly spen1
nore than two minutes in the vat,
ut when he was drawn out he wa4
iconscious and had really been cook.
adl aliv'e. lHe was in such conditior
:at his clothing had to be cut frort
ais b)oiled tiesh. Dr. Kendall was
mastily summoned and found the mar
till breathing. Hie administered opi
ttes and as soon as possible the suf
~err was removed to the colored hos
>ital. Through everything possible
vrs done to save the man's life, deati
tame and relieved his awful sufferlngs.
Ee had inhaled the deadly vapor frog
:he vat.-Columbia State.
Rev. W. M. Jones Shot.
While out hunting Rev. W. M.
Jones. the pastor of the Willistor
Baptist church. was seriously wound
ad in the right arm by the accidental
iischarge of his gun, in removing it
from the buggy. in which he, witi:
Dr. John A. McCreary. was riding,
it was at first thought that amputa
ion would be necessary. but hopes arn
aow entertained that the arm may bE
Frozen to D)eath.
Joseph Ilariton, an old prospector
missing for the past three weeks, ha!
been found dead within three hun
dredI yards of his cabin near Ilse, Col
Iarton was a Confederate soldie
and. it is said, was at one time mayo
of Atlanta. It is supposed that ha
perished in a storm in an attempt t
seek shelter and food.
MAIL BOX SCANDAL.
A Few Manufacturers Were Selected
and Favored by Smith.
LEAXING OUT AS A SCANDAL X
Inspector or Personater a Patentee
Mail Box and Brought the
Matter Into Prominence.
Mention was made in the Spartan
burg Herald some time ago of the
very unusual proceeding on the part
of the subcommittee of the commit
tee on appropriations, in recommend
ing an increase in salary for the super
intendent of the rural free delivery
service and the chief of the division
of salary and allowance, of the post
office department, without the recom
mendation of the postmaster general.
As a sequel to the episode mentioned,
what promises to be a very interesting
matter has come up in regard to the
officials of the postoffce department
and it is said that an Investigation
will be asked, to be conducted by con
gress. The matter is in connection
with the box question of the rural free
During the administration of Post
master General Smith-a regulation of
the department required'that_ boxes
purchased for use on rural free d
ery routes must be selected from a
certain number of boxes, approved by
the department, and made by a small
number of the manufacturers of such
goods. Dissatisfaction was caused by
this regulation, both because the pat
rons of the service disliked to be
forced to buy a certain box, and be
cause certain manufacturers were ap
parently favored the regulation. Pub
lic sentiment, together with the influ
ence of several members of congress
who were largely interested In rural
free delivery, was brought to bear up
.on the officials with such pressure that
Mr. Payne, upon his assumption of
the duties of the office of postmaster
generil, had adopted another regula
tion, which prescribed only the ma
terials and size of the boxes to be
used, and allowed them to be made by
anyone, who could make a box meet
ing these requirements. This, It was
thought, would remove all the former
dissatisfaction and for a time, such
was the case.
It is said now, however, that there
is an understanding between some of
the high authorities of the rural free
delivery division of the department
on one side, and certain box manufac
turers on the other, by which repre
sentatives of one of these companies
are on the ground In the territory
where rural free delivery is to be put
in even before other companies are
aware that the service Is being con
templated. The companies thus fa
vored, according to the reports, are
the Corbin Lock Company, Bridgeport
Conn., the Century company, of De
troit, theBond Steel Post Company,
of Adrian, Mich., and a company do
ing business in Toledo.
A story is published tio the effect
that one of the inspectors of the de
partment, whose business is the laying
out of rural free delivery routes, while
on duty in New York, went to Bridge
port, and, underthe pretence of being
engaged in the laying out of a route
from that point, assisted in the per
fecting of a box in the shops of the
Corbin company. In a short time, It
was decided by the department.to lay
in supply of about $75,000 worth of
boxes, and the inspector who had per
fected the box was one of the com
mission appointed to select the box of
which so large a supply should ye pur
chased by the department. The plan,
for some reason, was abandouid
It has been discovered, so the paper
says, that one of the high officials of
the department is a large stockholder
in each of the companies whose agents
have the advantage of others in being
able to get upon the ground first.
Another feature of the situation is
brought about by the fact that officers
of the rural free delivery division are
unquestionably in a position such that
they might be able to confer favors
upon certain members of congress,and
in return receive favors, and 'n fact
it is stated by the local paper above
referred to that instances are not rare
where a member of congress, upon in
quiry about routes where he sees no
possible reason for the refusal of the
department to escablish the service,
has been told that nothing could be
done for him in the matter of rural
free delivery, while others, in the bet
ter graces of the officials, experience
no difficulty in securing any routes de
The operations of this oligarchy, or
postof'fice department trust, as it Is
called, may be inquired Into by.con
gress upon its reassembling in Janu
Three years ago while Miss Caroline
0. Pritchard, of Pottsville, Pa.. was
nurring the Vanderbilt family at
Newport, Ri. I., she met Harry P.
Smith. a retired millionaire, of Bos
ton. The romance then begun reach
ed a happy conclusion in their wed
ding at Pottsville Friday. The cer
emony was performed by the Rev. Dr.
James T. Satchell, at the home of the
bride's father, ex-Chief of Police D.
C. Pritchard. Miss Edna Stichler
acted as bridesmaid; L. L. Pritchard,
brother of the bride, was best man.
The wedding was very quiet and Mr.
Smith and Mrs. Smith left on an ex
tended Mediterranean trip. Mr.
Smith is a member of the New York
Yatch Club and of the Eastern Yatch
Club. Mr. Smith and his bride will
later take a cruise in his handsome
At Armstrong, Mo., Rev. Naylor
performed a marriage .ceremony
Christmas night in which five couples
were united. The brides and bride
grooms formed a circle around the
minister and clasped hands and took
the vows. They belonged to a matri
Smonial club and had agreed to be
)married at the same time by the same