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A LIVE DEBAT.
Senator Tillman and Col. Towill Have a Hot Time. CHARGCES ARE FALSE Says Towill, and He Demands a Full Is vestigation of His Acts by the Leg islative Committee. Senator Tillman Says the Brice Bill is Unfair. According to the reports in the dai ly papers the most exciting p-litical meeting held in South Carolina for the past twelve or fourteen yettrs w _s held at Batesburg on last S.turdly. The meeting was called to crder by Dr. W. H. Tinmmerman, whio i. tro duced as the first speaker H n C. H. Efird, of Lexington. Mr. Eird madt a good speech in favcr of t dispen sary. Dr. Tim Merman then prs ne Senator Tillman, who was reav~d with applause. "I made up my mini betcre s-eak ing at Marion ttat tu'se spe.Cts art. useless," said the selratr in er tnn his remarks, "but it w'h b c- ff rrit next summer." H i-a.d he wa-s nerz today on the inviat:Cn of mhe mayor and 60 or 70 other cih z as to discas the liquor qustti '. Tre invi at.iow also stated tu4 McL utm jad bitn invited. H.. not?a-o 'nat the invia tion containta -One name w- ica was undersorec; it %as that cr J.rn Be; Towil, whom al. p7s'.nt ieW- I. seemed to 'Aa then, sa d ne, that this was a challzerge to C ;-e to his hume and Eay what' L hLd alci e4sa wz.ere. "It appeared si.-o Liat i" the invi!a tion to addresi ,ou to a min *At; whom I haa n-..d -n npi.i-autneh there was an ImpaL d c abnce 5-,t I would nu.t be ere and v-ru d oe ac cuseu Cf being a:raid to m L. im. "I m~ver sa, angnl1' La3. I woulc not iiay to,, a nmmin7 ;ee: h. It is a ci z'iu' right tu ask az b dy to se.-ak. 1 IzVe LO r.e0 t L i IOUn t4t A i aa-e resp-ct. aL-O g - d :clinet for me but I o--j cL to za1 -- PCed 'a :x e sau- p-ane nun a man wi*o nas be traVec Lie s as a DS% ocrat a M-L who irz Wa;cr-g(on is no ioager re ga.rced as a D;.x-crat I ;e w a hL tie s-r anld ia-2n:lno ." H; said Le had ceyed orders as a publc sovr~t1 and haa m&:ai n-d the zruL im posed in him aL d resented tb imphea tion by which he bad bhen placed on a level with a man who had betrayed his trust. He had said to his teeth what he thought ab:.ut his (McLiur in's) action. ThU is a Democratic questio we are to settle," he said with some warmth, declarirg that ne would not debate the dispensary with Republi cans. I am a Democrat ar d it- is a part of my business as national co mnitteemani to keep the party in line In South Carolina. I resented the in vitation because McLaurin is not my equal He is not my equal as a Demo crat, whatever else he may be. (Ap plause.) Here the Senator took up the dispensary. He said but for the good women the men would have lost the seed earn of genuine religion. Don't believe in votin.g out the dis pensary, said he, that ycu will get rnd of liquouir. He then made a jocular reference as to what Mr. Edird hed said about being a straddler, declaring that he had never been cn the fence in poh-. tics. The only fences he had ever been on were those in crossing fields when he was a boy. He said he woulu rather fall off and break his neck than to straddle any proposition. The of fice of United States senator, said he, returns to the people when his t-ernm expires and they could then do as they saw fit. "A man on the fence in 1892 had the dcgs after him on both sides," bc. remarked. A majority of the people had never asked for prohibition. Peo ple and newspapers had lied abcut it In 1892 40,000 people had voted for prohibition and 48,000 voted agim It or did not vote att ah. He arguC with Childs and Nettles to scct pt the~ dispensary bill, which was passe.d. 11 any responsibility was neeseo fur this he would take It. "Well, close it up," said a voice in the audience. "'I dont know what part you had to do with it, but 1 was dan vocnder in charge." He said he was chargec with making the dispensary a politi cal machine during his sacond ttrm a' governer but he ncede~d no political machine, as he was then going out or cfce. He had receiv-o a g:.eater ma jority for grieri?or tian any othe; man except H..mptcn. "Boys, we'il see 'im next yev; cnd we'll settle this q-wstion," shaue the Senator. He snows woere his dependence is-upon the p ain, com mon peope. "P iitical macsr.:! th' Democratic prima.ry is the oiy ma chine I necd," sa d e. He ,aid tta only one-tir of the D-mocratic vte had been polled in the iv connahs which had voted out :h -dispet-sary. Taki g up LOe naier ofpeio. he saia arny:-ody coucdi- ga a ietition. even a free "nw-er,'' ot a-XG~oc cudn't v-xe. T. e qu s 'tn witht st tk d nexn ?tu n er wiez all wai. men wii: be a:-am :o vtote. Ther I av trietd s x t:m-s ti. kill the disgenaan an'i hA d aia d. *One of the bus' mn-n in Sout CerAlina who t-us .f fred for ie-c.: good tJarf fera-te s.ir1er, would rav. ben ele-: d stx y ears ago bu: for t fact that te wa on the prohltli tikt That man was C-.-. James A. Hoyt." He said the opponents of the die pensary had been preparing for this fght for 12 months while its friends were pickirg cotton and let it go. "So help me God I will see these fel lows on every stump in South Carolina next summer," he cried. This investigating committee has been going asbout tue State rcuting up a few thieves and Lyon and Chris tensen made- into ilmigods. "DId they try to get the 'cotrd of diree tor?" he asked. "They have railed to call them but may do s~o later. What have they tried to find out about the Richland Distilling com pany, which has been selling eielet year old liquor made only six months ago? They have been looking for min nows, allowing the big fish to swim about and escape. The legislature has left the conduct of the dispensary in the hands of three men who do as they please." He called the editors who have been criticising dispeary two-by-four and theefor.q.'uarter editors. He had said to the governor to- remove the ta board becanse they have tram pled the law uder foot and ignored many points in the law. Thy dcn't buy under the com.titive systelm ar:y lotger. It was not his business but the govcrnor's. The borrd says in its advertise ments that no bid for X i:quer fcr less than 81 50 will b receiv. d. Towill-"Senzator Timn, that is false; you know that is not se." Tiilma:1-- Y' get the advertise mernt then ard pc.v, it." Towill-"Gcd knows what you di when ycu went to Cncinnati!" Tilmrn-"l didn't g) to Cincin nati, belides I had orly $25,000 to buy ;iqor for the whole State; I bad to buy liquc'r on cr-d.t e. dsr I didu'e have the mory to pa, for it.." "What abouu the requ--st bonks: Mr. Towilb? -the reply was lost in the nois3 w-.ich follot. ed. Senator Tiliman then said be had met Mr. Tawil en the train shod:Jy aftcr his clection on the b.ard and had congratulated h:m, telling him that it he woulj get Ih thu midd'e cf the road he bru b. rl right, and Towill said that w'as wha. h. intena en to do, but that he had played the devil d, Ing it. Mr. Tow:l' arose and s.id someth g wh-ch was not hearl by the cor respondent, to which Tillzzman rplied: 'I haven't charged )cu with sttal ing." "I am not here f )r any man, but 'or a grezt iss-ue which c .rcert.s evor a me in Sauth Carolina. The bars ave b:eniet dovn one b7 one uotil tne cows have got in and ruined the wacl busins,1" said Tiilman. Rtfe:ring to the famcus labls, t',e Sansor said br y contained the names. of the b-ard and nelxt JanuLr' if ont f the ei.ect-rs fPile1 to be resltzd de L b .1- :ol .e wcrhlts. Mr. Towill iterru:;ted the speaker atLd bair-: "Y..u ree.l :n that savr couv. rsaion we hil o1 ;Le train, you as.ked wh7 we cli'n' t cut cut tboec cobap cz.se goocs, t:-t t.cy werL u-tiog the oeLstr. ?" alWnan-" Ii, why did"t: you d. To-x1l-"Yu have m;e state m:nt b.-it th.s' i.bel6 a:d I wan; t?0 xlaen m.isdf. I statra what y u ' ad4 zaic( o the board atd a-ked tebm to c t u c eap csSe g ods and n -ro~e W.,u 11-.1 t ,r thlat.'O Gr '0 -: J -'-Rully PVy"an '-uc bra 's were d ,c:.:dcd. W; cv ho- "b.is w r.-n.: it was es m d at to;, Y 1111 las t a bn 15 Tt -17.J ,Ir-ii y u tuv S50, 6i a ore btha th- law alo.- '? W. - di.*n't nu su:; 'em up (-.eail: g e Ma'.) <c~' 'ey culdn'z ma y..u do y: ur duty." Can in g, TiLmsn' s-i that if a'l ,be veople who dr;k rnte for in no wo.uld n r want f:r o..e. At this juncture R-v. D. M. Fad gett, tce aged minister, with long white beard and weak of vcce, inter rupted the speaker, asking him to let up on the preachers, to whicul Tillm=n replied, "Then let up on -e." A sharp colilqu? followed. The remaincer of Tillman's speech was along lines which have heretofore becn published. At the conclusZion of Senator Till man's speech Mr. Eur~d arcse and in a few conciliatory remarks declared that he believed Mr. To will's actions had been straight and entiraly honest and requssted the audience to remain seated and give Mr. Towill a bearing. after which he urged thaem to go home and prepare for the fight. XE. TOWILL'S EEM A Es. Stepping upon the plav~orm, labtr ing under mue -vca tement, Mr. Tow il dc~.cared ti - .' had no pers::nal feeIbg agai:n - -:tor Tilmac; was sorry th'a; he ha . 10st is head anel wculd no; do it again. He believed Tiiilnan had the interest ot the dis pnsary and South Carolina at heart. His people k'-'ew him and hec was sat sfied to abid their verdict. TUilnsn's statmi-nts had rarought ed um 1.pomn im at d the board. He wnn:ed tb:' invest'gating c-:mmittee to bring the t'.ard bcfore it anid make a thorough invs:iga:1 n. When the present bi.rd~ wD' into em -.e there was 8250,000 old sock ;n haid and the dispeesary owe: 500.000. The bo'ard had not bought g. "r ia m-rths by reas:n of the enorm-.u- purchases cf the old board. Mr B--;kin a:-d himnself bar thcue sericusly of resening but Mr. Tatrm be ged him in God's name not to do Tillan-"It would have been bet tr for your reputation." R .. umirg Mr. Towill said he had ~:ever askt d a member of the legisla turei to vote for him and had not sp-nt a dollar to be elected. Memubers had asked him If he didn't intend to so eLt votes and he had toid them no. "With $250,000 old stock on hand we had to mane some r~ew purchases to keen up with the trade," he said. Tillman-"If the old board uniotd ed a bot po'ker cn your hands make M r. To m-ill baid he was ready and the board was rendy to go before the -nsga lng committee but they had aco be: n asked. "I bold dlear my g'ed nams," E&'d Mr Towid, "..nd I wtulh ram.er be wemdby Ba'e'4u-g pe pIe than~ t: %V: any tmc3 in thl. gifs ' I tie pec o e. I have act been d, anched neith er hav I been b ibed. I a.m rnot one do;or rice:er a d the p. ople of B:.to~s ure tkn 'a j ." D Timm-mai then anncuncd the mec i bZ'- j ur'e'. Er Ser ntor M Laurin had been in vijt , a a -. b-: he hadi de!ice-. .. his -9 .c S osor TUim:n bW~:er a' a-.'.wa i~ the n-wspa cers. na:ming Ch:Nw and Co-r1h r but Tae S as Sp'.rt cular, I r their attacks u on in. "T st nell hound in Co'umnia. no is e. itr of r-he Stete, has told eough iies on me to blid a ratiroad - crs i-s to bel ." declared Taiim x a one o f-: ia a ed moments. TIW -a pis .h resws to Forier Sen. itr JLun'L. M:La~urin, saying that ':s conidend 10 an Ii1ut to be invit ted to speak with him. The Senator stated that he would be a candidate next year for the United States Senate, and he would then dis css the dispensary question from every stump in the State. He also st~atrd that he was ready and eager to go before the dlpensary in'eningatio~n comuttee as a witness. He had told, two of that committee personally and had written the chairman of the com-. mittee his willingness to appear before them in the capacity of a witness. At the close or Senator Tillmnan's speech the Hon. C. M. Eflrd arose and paid a high tribute to the honesty, haracter and integrity of John Bell Towill, and by that means endeavor. ad to pour oil on the troubled waters. John Bell Towill declared most em phatically that he had never taken a rebate and ::s tco bis character he would eave that to the people who knew bim. He was wiirna to undergo the c~st searching investigation. In a private con~.versar.icn Tifllmn said1 this was the warmest mne tiog he hhad bhen in d~nce 182.9 He aso sad he b*ived John Bell Towill to be an honorable genttlcman, and he did not In his remarks intend to cast any re-:, fiection on bis character. T3REEXN TRAGEDIES Occurs in One Indiana Family in A Few Years The death of Samuel Horn, who was; accidentally killed last week while bauid g logs near Rochester, Fulton county, 1dana, is the thirteenth tragic d ah In one family. Four m' m-;rs were murdered, three com mit'.ed uicd; turee died in insane i-. s aud t.ree died by accident. Tis s-ries of tragedies, which has occrred within the memory of many pe:sons who heave lived near the fami iy, hrs awakent d a feeling that a s-rauge fatality attends in some way t. the pi7ce and the house is now un occu; i-d ibecause of the fear that it inspires. Thea tirst of the family were Abra am Cripe and his wife, industrious people, and grandparents of Samuel H --m, who has just met death. Mrs. Cripe became discontented and wished to return to Germany. AIter repeat ed refusals by her husband she be cane Ceranged, set fire to the barn and died in the building. I T .vo weeks after Mrs. Cripe's death Mr. Crie's sister fell dead while raaiRg leaves in the yard. Ia an in v: stazion that followed it was shown taat Mrs. Ctpe the day 1before her suicbe, had struck her sister-in-law ca t.e head with a whetstone, and it was from this blow that she died. In a few montbs Lucan Cripe show ed signs of iasanity, and 'soon after wa-d w:as found dead in the woods, w'-ere he had been struck by a falling limb. Ees Cripe, a brother of Lucan up-n re.civing a large amount cf mvey for hi; part of the estate, was iconor murderei in his barn one morn wg. The idenrity of his assailant w not discovered. W in E-wo years George Crips was killed by a turce falling on him, and s en -frsrrard Jay and Clark, sons of .,i Elias, ecre taken to an insare asy lu, -h re Y'thq died In a shcrt time i sedia of travedias culminated in D. c:-mber kst in a triple murder and sui c..'t. WiiP.c-n Burns, who had -ra-r'ed a d.u tr of Abraham Cripe t id ?s -V with a shotgun and Ir.n Ir d r d J seph Cripe and Mar .g.aret B 1iuai-a. an aunt. He then Iturn.eI -he g::n on h!mse*f and killed hims* f Sexuel Irn was the last A as ia:.=1y. s.ve two. I A BIG SY ICAT3. President Jordan and Secretary Cbcatham Now in Now York. Hsrvfe Jo;rdr, and Richard Cheat ham, secre tary of the Southern Cotton I Association, arrived in New York cn 'Saturday and have since that time been in close consultation with the ca pitalists who are interested in the 1, 000,000 b'.le parchasing syndicate pro jct. John Martin, agent of the Farm ers' Union, is also in New York, and is interested in the same matter. Although the plan was not formally presented at the Asheville meetirng. Mr. Jordan has baen in constant comn munication with those interested since that time. He would have been in New York before had it not been that his many duties detained him in the South. The project seems to meet with the hear'.y approval of all those who are interested in a higher price to the cot toni producers for his staple, and it is said that the New York capitalists wcho are mnterested In the matter have their money ready and are willing t o at once put up $1,000,000 if it Is de aired to bind themselves to carry out their part of the project. Mr. Jordan is very confident that the farmers will hold for 11 cents any -ay, but thinks that tis purchase synd-cate would Insure an 11-cent mmhnum prIce, The planu, as has been explained be fore, L an agreement between a syn dicate and the Southern Cotton Asso ciation end the Farmers' Union, by which the syndIcate agrees to buy 1, 000,000 bales of cotton at mini'rum price of 11 cents a pound. The associa Lion will obtain the cotton from Its mem'Jers, each man selling only a part of his crop to the syndicate, and hold ing the rest for the minimum price. The project, which is a most elabo rate one In its details, and which -ould make the syndieste the biggest and most powerful spot cotton factor in the world, has been submnited to some of the leading financiers and a.kers or New York and approved by them. It is expected that an im ortant announcement will be made in the matter in a few days. Fought In a Car. John E. Ryan, of Chicago, a Pacific xpress messenger on passenger tram No. 13, and Ed ward Greene, also of Cicago,. a former express messenger, Icght with pistols in Ryan's car r:.ursday. Both were seriously wouuded and may die. Conflicting tories -are told by the combatants, Green.e says that he got on the ex press car, intending to go to Pitts dild, to visis relatives. He was an old fMend to Ryan, Greerce claims, pemtted himn to ride. Grzene says ne asstse Ryan with the express .a t: r arnd that they began drinking. .ok." 1d t quarrel and Greene says ne and Rnin orew pistols at the same -ime E a,sory is that he did not e- G-eece in the car until the train r acnd Ci-:r. Gordo. Balieving that Gre ne j m e i in for t:--e purpose of rcbb-ry, i -an flren at him. Accord ::g 10 R as the" clinched and both of :t.en wtth rs vJlrs drawn, rolled don on the- car fl.~r. Finally sepa ating. each s~~u shelter in the car1 andi nie for tins other to exp'ss himsf. .Tu'e at the train was near Daur, Ryan says, he and Greene fired and bitha went down, but werei on their feet In a short time and the duel continued until the train reached the outskirts of Decatur, Ill., when1 Geene opened a door and jumped from3 the car. Greene was unable to run 1 and was found an hour later by the pliics. __________ A Geogia lMurder. Mr. Dsi'iri H. Murray, a well known stzan of Ware county, Ga., was as sassnted about 7 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home at Mlllwood, ina this county. Murray was shot in the back of the head with a double bar- a reled shotgun which nearly tore the ~ head frcm thle body. The assassin fire d at Murray while he was seated j at his table eating supper, through a hoe in t'e door, and made his escape. Murray was about 38 years old and eesa wifo and one child. He was I under b'nd in connection with the a muder of a young man named Horace 8 Robr::, i this county, some two I yea:s ago A true bill. was found 9 agnst Murray chargIng him with c an accessory to the murder of young S n erts 11 TO PROTECT THE BIRDS. ;uperintendant of Education Mar. tin Engaged in a Good Canso. Superintendent of Elucatian Mar in, as secretary of the South Caro ina branch of the Audubon society, ,esterday sent out about '4,000 leaf ets to the members of the education 1 department of that society. These eaf lets are printed by the National Audubon society at its headquarters, )ut many of them are written and edited by Southern writers. Mr. T. Gilbert Pearson, who was ne of the instructors at the State mmmer school, and who Is secretary f the National Audubon society, wrote quite a number of them. Prof. Pearson has been a student of South er birds for a great many years, and the information prepared by him, as well as by other writers, vill certain be of interest to the teachers and otudents. Each leaflet contains a picture of some wcil known bird, and also a description of it, giving its hab its, its food and its value to the farms and gardens. In the list sent out yesterday were leaflets on the robin, the blue tird, the meadow lark, the flicker or yel low hammer, the sparrow hawk, the owl and mang of the most common and mo.et useful birds. These leaflets were sent to the teachers who joined the society during the state summer school at Clemson college. Other leaflets will be prepared and Bent to them from time to time. The plan is, for the teachers to get the chil dren interested in the preservation and study of birds. The teachers pay a Emall membership fee, which covers the postage on the bulletins, and these bulletins are put in the school library and furnished to the children, and thus the whole school may get information contained in each one. Miss Minnie Macteat, of Winthrop Cllege, is chairman of the committee on membersaip. This membership is not confined to teach ers. Any one else who joins the so ciety will receive the bulletins as they are sent cus from time to time. A new bulletin is prepared every mo"nth. it is thought that a careful study of the birds of the state will lead to a better preservation and protection of them. The legislature, at its last sessien, passed an act which is gener ally known as the Budubon act, for the protection of birds. This same law has been enacted in thirty-twc other states. The object cf the Au dubon scciety is to promote this pro tection and preservation by intelli gent study. T-rey thick that thE study in the schools will lead to more general study and obaervation in the holmes, on the farms and elsewhere. A permanent organization of the Au dubun society was effected at Clemsor and the educational department ii only a branch of it. AN ERA OF CTM& Thugs and Highwaymen Busy it All Parts of the State. The Spartanburg Journal say: South Carolina seems to be inf ested with a gang of bold and daring foot pads and highwaymen, whose recent operations In Spartanburg and Colum ba compare with the capers cut by the notorious outlaws that infested the West, just after the settlers crossed the Missisppi river. Tne work of the thugs at the Spar tanburg j auction last Friday night when they attacked Eogineer Wil] Clarke and his firemsn, Vans Hart, both of whom were knocked in the head, for boldnesis and'daring is un paralleled in history of Spartanburg. On the same night another caper of wild and wooly west proceedings was indulged in, according to reports, when a man armed with a brace of pistols boarded a through freight from Spartanburg to Asheville and at the point of the pistols forced Engi neer Belue to run his train at a reck les rate of speed to Melrose, N. C., edangering lives of the crew and crei of other trains. On Saturday night highwaymen in Columbia, on one of the principal resi dent streets held up Judge Earnest Gary at the point of a piston and rob bed h:m of a $100 gold watch and $28 in cash. It was a nervy piece of work on the part of the night vulture. In other parts of the state bold and dar ing work has been practiced by thugs. Here in Spartanburg several month ago, it will be remembered, thata business man was knccked down and robbed while on his way home fran his place of business. On another oc casion burglars entered a green grno cery establishment, rolled the iroz safe out of the Dack door and after smashing it to filnders with a cold chisel and sledge hammer made off with the cash. The cities of South Carolina are teeming with vagrants and In mnany of the towns a vigorous effot is be g made to chase the Idlers and loafer out of town or put them on the rmcc leMILY KILEDl. rhe Mother and Drughter Assaulted Before Being Butchered. Mrs. A. J. Conditt and four child~ ren, a daughter of 13 and three boys aged from 6 to 10 years, were murder. d in cold blood at their home near Edus, Tex., Thursday, The mother and daughter were assaulted and their odies brutally disfigured. A baby about two years old was the nly one left alive. All of them seemed o have been killed with some blunt nstrument, their heads were crushed md their throats gut with a knife or vzor. The girl and mother were killed a the house, the boys were killed Lbout 100 yards away. Mr. Ccnditt wa~s away working in he rice fields. A negro boy about 12 rears old was plowing in a field near ie house' at the time of the killing Ld heard the children screaming; he aw a man runnirg after a woman, vho was running around the house. eing afraid to go to the house he ran o a neighbor's and told what he had The person informed ran to the place .d found the five members of the mily killed. Offi::ers were informed ,t once and the entire county is out in losses in search of the murderer. It Ssupposed there were two of them. )ogs have been Bent for. Pound Dead. The dead body of Mrs. Nellie West sng was found Thursday in a room t the Burlington Hotel in St. Louis, be had committed suicide with mor hine. "Bert" Grimm, her fiancee, rho was with her, is under arrest harged with having entered into a nicide compact with the woman, fall-1 -g to keep his aement. RURAL MAIL D3LIVERY. Wonderrul Growth of the System in a Few Years. Some figures recently given out as to the cost of rural mail delivery bring out in striking fashion the growth of this important branch of our postal service. "The net lo3s of the system up to June 30 of this year is estimated at nine millions of dollars," says one exchange. "This seems rather a high price to pay, but the Congressman from the rural districts can be de pended upon to fight any proposition to discontinue free delivery." And well may "the Congressmen from the rural districts" fight any proposition to discontinue the service. It is the greatest boon our farmers have ever had from the National Government-and the rural half of our population certainly deserves sLme consideration. But it Is not real ly In the interest of farmers alone. By the promotion of intelligence and quicker communication between all sections, every class of people is bene fited. We have no doubt in the world but thit the real prestige and power of America Is far more strengthened and uetter safeguarded by the $9,000,000 spent for rural mail delivery than it would be by twic3 that sum spent for battleships and fortifications. The interests of the entire country de mand the extension of the rural mail service, and it should be extended, even if it does involve the painful and unusual proposition that the farmer himself is to get back some of the heavy tarIff and revenue taxes he is called upon to pay. To the above, from the Progressive Farmer and Cotton Plant, we say most heartily amen. It would be bet ter for the country an- the whole world if some of the millions now spent on the navy and army was spent on building up good roads and re claiming the waste lands. Every dol lar spent on the rural mail delivery is money well invested. Instead of cur tailing the system it should be ex tended until every farm in the United States is reached. Reduce the ex penses of the ar'y and navy, but let the rural mail delivery alone. A YAR OF BIG CROPS. Let Us Be Thankful to God for 2i Bounty. But not only is this a season whet the heart is made glad by the beauti ful in Nature, but again too, we shar the joy of the Psalmist as he looked out on some September scene In old Palestine centuries and centuries ago "The pastures are clothed with flocks and the valleys are covered with ccrn, Thou crownest the year with th3 goodness, and thy paths drop fatness.' For indeed this is a year of plenty All the great staple crops have yield. ed bcunteously, except cotton-and the price for that is too good for then to be much disentent as to the short. age. Our American corn crop this year it is said, will be 2,717,000,000 bushels The wheat crop Is estimated at 704, 000,000 bushels; oats 930,000,000 bush els; rye 30,000,000 bushels; potatcei 283.000,000J bushels; barley 135,000, 1000 bushels. "Of these crops," says Ithe Charlotte Chronicle, R. comment ing on the estimates, "it is said that it is the largest production of corn ever known." And it continues: "The highest previous corn yield was 2,523.000,000 hushels. Onaly it 1901, when it was 748,000,000 bushels, did the wheat crop go above the 1902 yield. Osts never beat th!s year's fig. ures except in 1902, when the output was 988,000,000 bushels. In 1901 and 1902 rye went a little above the year's level. In 1904 barley beat the 190i output by aboat 4.000,000 bushels. Potatoes have several times scored higher totals than they did this year, but averages of the cereal crops fol 1905 are much above that of an pie vious year. And while cotton may be short, the pric -s the farmers get will Iaverage as good as that of the previous year. Taking all things into consider ation, It is reasonable to say that the present year is a year of plenty, and let it go at that." Broke Up His. Fanrai. At Patterson, N. J., all arrange ments had been made for the funeral of Frank Henuessey, a son of Mrs. Mary Lyons, of 68 Marshall street, this city. Insurance papers had beer signed, mourners had gathered, and everything was In readiness for the rites, when Hennessey turned up, ac companied by his two brothers, thoroughly alive. He pleaded ignor ance of a telegram ivhich his mothe1 had received from Saratoga last Wed nesday and which read: "Your sot Frank has died here Wednesday. Send for the body." He said he did not know who sent the telegram. On re ceipt of the telegram the t wo brothers of the supposed dead man went t0 Stratoga to get the body. They found Hennessey sitting on the veranda of a hotel. He had been there since the racing season. Undertaker Nicholi had been engaged to receive the body at the railroad station and the house was in mourning. When the young man appeared in the flesh the trap pings of woe were remcved and the relatives and friends united in celebra ting his return. Dargan Presented. A special from Darlington to the State says: The Darlington grand jury made the following presentment: "We, the grand jury, present Pegram Dargan for abiding and abetting Bob ert Keith Dargan in taking his own life, by procriring and giving to his brother, Rabert Keith Dargan, carool Ic acid and other drugs, with which he took his life on the 11th day of July, 1905, in Darlington, S. C. We offer as witnesses, 3. N. Clanton, G. B. Edwards, J. S. Floyd and J. K. Doyle." R. K. Dargan was president of the Independent Cotton 0.1 Comp any, and of the Darllngton Trust Co., !stitutions which have recently fail ed. Dargan committed suicide In July by taking poison. suiciaed. Frederick C. Pope, ror nearly a score of years a letter carrier In Utica, N. Y, who was arrested last week, charg e5i with robbing mails, committed sui cide on a street corner Thursday morn ing by taking carbolic acid. His body was found directly under a police box where a patrolman could not fail to ind him. He left a letter addressed o the coroner stating that whiskey had been the cause of his downfall. THERE is but one editor in the Ohio pnitentiary, and he was sent up un en mitigating circumstances. He shot delnquent suhscriber. KISSING MOTHER, A Short L-cture to Girls From Tw Ladies How a Journal. A father, talking to his careless C daughter, said: "I want to speak to las you about your mother. It may be de that you bave noticed a care-worn tal look upo- her face lately. 0: course ad it has not been brought there by any bee act or yours, still it is your duty to bui chase it away. I want you to g't up ag4 to-morrow morning and g-t breakfast; and when your mother comes in and wb begins to express her surprise, g thg right up to her and kiss her on the his mouth, and you can,t im-gine how it lie will brighten her dear face. "Besides, you owe he a kiss or two. Away back, when you were a little girl, she kissed ycu when no one else fhe was tempted by your fever-tainted wa breath and swollen face. You were wa not as attractive then as you are roI now. And though those years of SI childish sunshine and shadows she an was always ready to care by the mag- bi Ic touch of a mother's kiss, the little tit dirty, chubby hands whenever they he were injured in those skirmishes with wi the rough old world. And then the tu mid-night kisses with which she de routed so many bad dreams as she ba leane-i above your pillow, bave all OD been on interest these long long years, gr '0, course, she is not so pretty th, and kissable as you are; but if you en had done your share of the work dur- an ing the past ten years, the contrast would not be so marked. Her face has more wrinkles than yours, and yet if you were sick that face would it appear more beautiful than an angels rie. as it hovered to minister to your com- an fort, and every one of those wrinkles , would seem to be bright wavelets of sunshine chasing each other over the dear old face. "She will leave you one of these to: days. These burdens, if not lifted of from her shoulders, will break her th down. Those rough, bard hands, tu that have done so many necessary ta things for you, will be crossed upon her lifeless breast. Taese neglected in lips, that gave you your first baby da kiss, will be forever closed, and those sad, tired eyes will have opened in I eternity, and then you will appreciate du your mother: but ir will be too late!" ca Brutal Murder Mystery. London has another murder mys tery. In the present case the victim is a young woman, Mary Money, th whose body was horribly mutilated. he A long veil was tightly wedged In her dr mouth and the police are confident the womau was murdered in a com partment of a train on which she was Ja traveling and her body thrown from at the car. The fact that none of the ' doors of the train on arrival at Red k, Hill, were open is considered to prove 'a conclusiVely, that it was not a cse of M suicide. Miss Money left home Sun day evening saying she would not be n( gone long. The affair thereafter is a , complete mystery. No ticket was E found on the body and no one has been hi able to explain under what circum- T stances the young woman entered the train or where she was going. If she tt was murdered, as is supposed to be the case, the murderer disappeared without leaving any trace. The cars st Ifurnish no clue to the crime which could not have occured anywhere bus t In a railroad car dividzd into isolated compartments such as is used on Brit ish raIlways. la To Sr.tisty His Wile. "John," exclaimed the nervous wo- b man according to an exchange, "there's , a burglar In the house. I'm sure of b John rubbed his eyes and protested i mildly that It was immagination. p3 "N&o it isn't. I heard a man down- t; stairs."T So John took a box of n-.atches and te went down. To his surprdse his wile's di suspicions were correct Seeing that tI he was narmed, the burglar covered p)1 him with a revolver and became quite ti sociable. g2 "Isn't it rather late to be out of st bed ?" he remarked. T "A-er-a-little .bit," replied w John. . T "You're too late, anyhow, because se P've dropped everything out of the or window, and my pals have carried themn off." "0, that's all right. I'd like to ask one favor of you, though." 0 "What Is it?' al "Stay here until my wife can come m down arnd see you. She~ has been look- Si ing for you every night for the last 0o twelve years, and I don't want her to hi be disappointed any longer." w 81 Revolting Zruelties. - , A dispatch from P.aris says the re- m port of the late Count de Brazza upon di his investigation of charges against m cmcials of the French Congo, Is said su by the Matin to contain grave charges su against the governor, Emiule Centil- N The cruelties alleged against him are se hanging up women by their feet till tr they died and orderug negroes clubed or to death. It Is stated that he is re- to sponsible for the sacrifice of an enor mous number of natives. Count de Brazzi was ordered last February by the French governtzent to. proceed to t1 the Congo district and investigate El charges of irregularitics and brutality da against the offcials. He performed of his mission, but arrived at Dakar; pC Senegamdla, September 13, in a criti- he cal condition of health, and died Sep. " tember 15, thus ending a glorious gr and useful serias of Ainecan explora- ga tions.__________ Died Playing Cards. c "i've won the game, boys," said Robert Millious, an old railroad man, G Tuesday night to three friends with ca: whom he was plaving pinochle at G Bridgeport, Conn. He had just melded four aces, when he fell on the table, wc uttered a moan, threw .back his head and died. The-game had been close, and Millious' score stood 960, needing only 40 points to win. When he . played the four aces the excitement of of winning the contest proved too much rej for his heart. It is a strange fact prc that he had often playfully remarked arn that he would like to die in just this of manner, for he was an lnverate pino- an. chle player. He was playing cards In Mi the back room of an undertaking me esalshetwhen he died. beE B owtoPieces. At Cincinnati, Ohio, William Bell,wi guard actywrhuewsb'of to pieces by the explosion of a box of dynanite, which he tried t.o open with a hatchet. Bell was In charge of a A gang of prisoners in the stone quarry. a f When dynamite for blasting was re. the quired Bell took a hatchet and struck opE a blow with It before the prisoners mi could warn him. When picked up the hin man's eyes were blown out, his left me arm was blown off and the left side of cid his face was torn away. Flesh was Ing banging from the limbs of a tree under anc which he had been sitting. Still the Mr. nfortunate man was alive. A hurry ma run of the patrol wagon failed to get bil, bim to the city hospital before death yea ~ame.to 1 KILLED WITH ULU 3S. , BoVa Fight for Their Lives With Huga Eagl . burageous and f erocicus to the i gasp, an American eagle Tues - fought two boys and a dcg, his mns tearirg the clothing of the boys i ripping the flesh of the dog. The ne of the encouter was neai Valls. g, N. J. Felix and Elwin Bitters. d twelve and thirteen years, were their way home from a ball game en the huge bird swooped down on m from the sky, his ueak open. talons set and neck feathers rut i for attack. So swift was the les decent that the boys did nol it until their dog, yelping with r, scrambled out of the clutches of cruel claws. The animal's fiesh s torn, but he go. away. Lngered at his failure, the bird e a few yards In the air and again ooped-this time at the bo. s. Time I time again taey struck the great. d with their baseball bats, each ae knocking It back, but never ivily enough to main or kill it, and bh every repulse the creature re :ned to the assault with redoubled :ermination. For ten minutes the tle raged. Taen, by a lucky stroke : of the lads felled the eagle to the und. Even then it still fought m, but the dcg seeing his rec2nt my laid low, regained his courage i attacked it, getting for his pain.; reral more gashes from the u.ly ons. Finally, the eagle being al st exhaustod. one of the boys -hit i blow that killed it and tiley car d it home, where it was measured 3 showed sixty-six incies from tip tip of its wings, The Truth Harts. rbe Burlington News says the edi of an Indiana paper became tired being called a liar so he announced .t he would tell the truth in the f t. re. The firit issue thereafter con .ned the following: "John Bonin, the Ltzle t merchant town, made a trip to Belville Tues. 'John Coyle, our groceryman, is do y a poor business. His store Is dirty, sty and noxiously odoriferous. Hoi a he expect to do much?" "Rev. Styx preached last Saturday ht on charity.' The sermon wai nk." "Dave Sonkey died at his home it is place. The dcctor gave it out ai art failure. The fact is, he . wa nk, and whiskey is what killei "Married.-Miss Sylvia Rhodes ani mes Conban, last Saturday evenini the Baptist parsonage. The bridi a very ordinary town girl wht. does tow any more than a jack-rabbll iout cooking, and never helped he: other three d3ys in her life. She i >t a beauty by any means, and has it like a fat duck. The groom i ,lR known as an up-to date loafei e's been living off the old folks a] s life and don't amount to shucki ey will have a hard life. The paper had no sooner reachei e public than a committee was sen l;in bearing a petition asking him continue in the good old way, an ated that they believed him to be uthful and hcnest man. Fight With Burglaru. In an attempt to capture two burg r on Hartford bridge In Hartford ann., early Friday morning. Police an Hayes was shot through th east and hand and Officer Coal, as grazed by a bullet. Tne burglar Ld dynamited a safe in the store o owe & Son, Glastonbury, eight mile om Hartsord. The noise of the es Cson awakened persons, who sal e burglars drive away in a wagon ce Hartford police were notified b; lephone, and Hayesand Cowley werl ~taled at the bridge to appreheni e burglars. When the latter ani iice met, the burglars abandonei L wagon and ran away. The polic bye chase and a running fight re lted in a dCozen shots being fired be burglars escaped through th ods. A posse Is hunting them~ de deserted wagon contained a fu] t of burglars' tools and a quantit; dynamite. Alimony for Rusband. For the first timne on record 11 s~o a husband who said he wa used obtaiced an alimnony judge ent at Cincinnati Friday. Judg< nith, sitting In common pleas court dered Mrs. Anna P. Newton to pa3 r husband, Robert A. Newton som she sued for divorce last July 000 and 810 a week as long as hi res, or until such a time as he shal arry again. The judge did not In oaate 1hat he believed If Newtoz arried again his second wife wouk pport him, but as much was pre med from his decision In the case. wton is well known. In his coun r suit he alleged that his wife 11 ated him, and asked that she bi dered to pay alimony. Mrs. New ni is wealthy. Winl Take Any Kind. The Rev. Dr. William Leach, of e Chicago Fulton Street Methodist >scopal church, in his sermon Sun y made a spirited defense of the use tainted money for religious pur ses. Calling down the blessings of aven oni rich men who distribute oiled wealth," he expressed his rc t at not being possessed of money thering talent, and declan d that it es a wise man to acquire wealth. 'e cry of 'tainted money' is almost minal," he declared. ' I will use devilish means to make money for d, but I will take all the money I get from the devil and put It into dy work. It is no longer tainted ten touched by heavenly hands. uld like to turn the devil's barrace~ io Christian bulwarks." Settlers Miurdered. . successsion of individual murder settlers in German East Africa are iorted, and in many quarters the ispect of a long and costly campaign being reckone d. The character the situation is Indicated by the souncement that the resignation or j. Gen. Leutwain of his appoint nt as governor of the colony has n accepted and that the governor ignate, Herr von Lindequist, late man consul general at Cape Town, 1 assume office during the month )tober. Ende His Own Life. Et New York, Wiliam R. Travers, dlionaire man of leisure, son of celebrated wit and Wall street rator, William R. Travers, com .ted suicide Friday by shooting iself through the head in his apartr ats in Madison avenue. The sul Is inexplicable, Mr. Travers be. in the prime of life, In fair health the possessor of a large fortune. Travers married Miss Lily HBarri , a sister of Mrs. W. K. Vander Jr. The couple separated three rs ago, Mrs. Travers going to Paris 0 are Se le Stopped. ELLORE. Sept 25-Specie': We are accosi-cmr d to reading in the pa pers of atrocicus crimes ccmmitted in d'ffr ent sectior s of the country, but last night this sectiOn of O:angeburg Coun ty was the scene of the most horrible outbursts of crime ever committed here. All the parties are negroes, John Bauldric'r, s mdst desperate character, thought it was butchering time, and went tut Iast night about seven o'clock and before he was stopped, shot and wounded no less than fiv.e persons, three women and two children. He went first to Jalia P.lmer's house, on Mrs. Hattie Bairs place, and began cursing In a loud tone of voice. She became -frightened and went into her house. He followed with his gun, and as she tried to jump out of the window be fired, hitting in the shoulder blade, almost severing it from her body, and shattering the arm of ner little child, who. was clinging around its mother's neck. They are both wounded seriously, perhaps fatal ly. Bauldrick then went to Prince Koc:e's hcu e, ab.ut a ta'f mile away from where he shot the Palmer wo man and ber child. Here e shot Anna R binson and one of Moore's boys, who was lojking o'ut the window. He hit the woman in the arm and the boy in the head. Tie woman was ser lously hurt and the boy slightly. Next the desperado went to tbe h-use of E 1. Felder, who lives on J. E. Hun. gerpiller's place. Finding Felder's, wife on the piazza and she remon strated with him for cursing. He im mediately fired into her, a few shot striking her in the back She was not seriously hurt. Not yet satisfied with his bloody 7 work, he went to the bomse of Mose Adams, and here he met his match. He asked to see Adams' wife. Adams, not knowing what had just hasppaned, invited him in, but he declined to go in. Bauldrick then said that if A dams wife would not come out to see him he wcu'd go in. He burst threugh the door with his gun, and as he entered Adams grabbed the gun, and reached back, got his axe and struck Bsuldrick with It. Then Adams got his razor out of his pocket and cut Bauldrick's throat on' both sides, bat neither wound reach ed the jugular vein. The fuss created by the scuffe between Adams and Bauldrick and the accidental discharge of the gun, caused some men to gather, who caught Baldrick and tied him-He was in bad shape by this time, having been shot in the head when leaving Prince Moore's house. The men ho had him took Bauldrick to his mother's house, where he was kept until MO i day morning, when he was takeato L the guard bou-e at EL'oree. He was a then brrught to. Orangeburg and lodg-, ed in jail.-Tmes and Democra, Famjy Burned to Dvah. Early Friday morning the charred remains of Lula Wise, a colored wo man, and her four children were found in the smoking ruins of her home near oJacksonville, Fla., which was burned Friday morning tefore day. The skulls of 'the woman ard all her children . were crushed in, indicating that they ,had been murdered and the house had - been burned to conceal the crime. The a woman had not lhved with herhusbbnd Sfor two years. T no years ago It is a stated that he beat her and threaten f ed tokllher. She had him arrested z nd he was sentenced to jail for a - short term. Alter the expiration of r his sentence he disappeared and it . ould not be ascertained that anyone Shad heard from him. The womanesup Sposed he was dead. A Bia Suit. At Chicago suit was begun in the superior court last week for 8250,000 damsges against the Curtis Publish- - lng company, publishers of the Lad Sles Home Journal, Samuel M. Hart man of Columbus, Ohio, Proprietor oft Sthe Peruna Medicine company, Is the i plaintiff in the suit. In the Augusti issue of The Journal, the declaratlon -says that ani advertisement of the Peruna company contained a testi i monial from Congressman Geo. H. s White of North Carolina. In the -next issue of the magazine, the doola- a Sration alleges that the testimonial ,was reprinted, but with it was a sign ed denial from Congressman White ,that he had given the testimonial to , the medicine company. This denial SHartma.n alleges, was secured through ta misunderstanding, as Congressman -White, It Is said In the declaration,' signed the original testimonial. Burned to Death. At Fort Dodge, Iowa, nve childrea were cremated In a fire caused by the explosion of gasoline whIch destroyed ( the Adamson borne Wednesday morn lng, while the Inmates were asleep. The eldest child was ten and the youngest three. The father had gone to work and the mother was visiting a neighbor. Neighbors discovered the lire but could do nothing. It was with great diffieult that the mother was restrained from throwing herself Into the ilsmes. Ediward Adamson, the father, is a railway switchman, and was performing his duties. Explodedl a Bomb. A bomb fihld with dynamite and a quantity of infiammable oli, was Lhrown at the rear of a crowded tene ment house at Eighth avenue and One Hundred and Forty- third street, New York, Friday. More than a score of sleeping persons were hurled from their be ds by the explosion~nd - two were carried from the house un conscious. Within a minute after the explosion the flames had nearly enveloped the rear walls of ten tene ment house. The police believe that "black hand" Italian assassins threw the bomb. Tne object of the attack was the rear door of an Italian baraer shop on the ground floor. Voted it Out. Anl election was held in York coun ty Tuesday on the question of remov ing the dispenary at Yorkville, the only one in the county. Eight hun dred and thirty seven votes were poll ed, 706 being against the dispensary, and 131 in favor of its retention. Yorkville is the home of Senator Brice, author of the law under which dispensaries are being voted out of the various counties in the state. Eulled Blimself. At Philadelphia William H. Kil patrick, the Philadelphia agent of the Northwestern Mutual Life In surance company, of Milwaukee, was found dead Tuesday morning In the bathrocm of his apartments with a bullet wound in his head. He had shot himself sometime during the night. Mr. Kilpatrick had been i Ill health for some time, and that i supposed to have been the cause o