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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. MAY 2, 1906.
Three Weeks in a Mine and Fi
dIVEN UP ASIDEAD
Thirteen Miners Came Out of the Earth
Like Ghosts. Entcmbed Men Ate
Bark, lay, Oats and Pieces
of Decomposed liorse
Thirteen men were brcnght up
alive on March 29 frcm the Courriers
coal mines, in France in which twen
ty days prtvious a terrible Explosion
of gases entombed and destroyed near
ly 1,200 mirers. Five days later
ancther, vl:o had been alcre In his
underground captivity came out.
For twenty days the thirteen en
durE d l orrible *nffeirgs, supporting
life by gnawing the bark from tim
ber supports, eatIr g bits of Iccd thai
had been hit hy 11 eir dead comrades,
hay, oat; and the purtially decompos
ed carcas t f a bc i,. From the lack
of water. e) were r d ced to shock
ing extreites. '11 e intense cold
ded to their sffeerings.
They came to the surf,, ce haggard,
eyes sunken, terribly exhausted, bare
ly able to walk and with hardly
enough strength left to describe their
experiences, yet with the exception of
one in surprid.1ngly good health. Gro;
iDg in the dark d- after day, stumb
ling over bodies of ti;- ir fellow work
men, never giving up h. -pe and sup
porting their courage Ly the beliei
that the mine autaorities were work
ing for their rescuc, they made their
way finally to an open shaft in a re
mote part of pit No. 2.
A salvege party was at work in pit
2 when the thirteen men broke
through a distant gallery ard stag
gered toward them. The superst-it
ious miners, believizg it impossiblz
that the thirteen could be live men,
were terribly frightened. Scme or
them threw down their tools and ran.
Others recovering their nerve, went
quickly to the help of the thirteen,
who were weeping and laughirg frcm
the j)y of their escape.
FRIENDS WILD WITH JOY
The rescued men were brought to
the surface in the elevator. It was
d:ffIcult for ihe mine authorities even
with the assistance of the gendarmes
that had been ummcned to help ir,
preserving. order to restrain the crowd
which rush d for the rescued mer
and atteUpt z cu t mbrace tkem and
foree food ano Arinkn to their mcumt'.
The men's eyes had been so lcng ac
customed to the gloom of the mines
that they were blinded temporarily
by the glare of the sunlight. They
were eager totalk, and every ,.ne of
the survivors had his own storj to
tell of the sufferings they endured.
They all declared that they oweo
their lives to one cf their party, a
miner named Nemy, who from the
first took ctarge or the party. N~emy1
told the story of the twenty days in
When the t xplosion occurred he
said, he sought re uge In No-. 3 gal
lery, believing that he would have a
fair chance there of escaping the gas
es. He was 'without a light and often
stumbled over cor pses as he grcped
his way to the gallery. Once be re
mi mbers he scrawrblE d thrcugh at
least fifty bodies. F.nally he reached
the end of the working and hearc
voices. He went in the direction of
the voices and came upon a party of
his comrades that were sheltered in a
remote niche. There were twenty
of themab the time. Later on sev
en wandered off, and nothing more
was heard from them.
THEY FIND A DEAD HORSE.
N~emy, from mere force of character
tcck the leadership. He got the par
ty fmnaly to a sort of stable where the
mules of the mine had been kept..
Wnlle they were making their way to
that stable they had nothing to eat
save the dry bark they tore from the
timber supports in the galleries
When they reached the stable they
found a quantity of oats, a measure
of carrots and portions of food that
had been intended for the lunches of
' mule men who had perished in the
explosion. There were thirteen
mouths to feed and even the resource
ful Nemy found It d.fficult to restrain
his famished followers. The decom
posing body of a horse was found near
the stable, and it was cut to pieces.
Some of the men ate It. O~hers could
There were times when some of the
party became nearly insane from suf
fering,but in every case, the men
said, N~emy csimed them, encouraged
them and infused into them some
thing of his own dauntless spirit.
Ti ey had only a little water at the
very first, and the little was soon ex
hausted. It was the lack of water
that so intensified their sieringe. Ti
relieve their thirst they were compel
led to resort to measures which can
not be described. They had plenty
of matches but curiously enough they
did not attempt to make a light
and endured the darkness all thE
RESCUED AT LAsT,
Nemy said that he was confident
all the time that efforts were being
made to rescue them, but they were
doing all they could for themselves
Nemy had a general idea where they
were and gradually led the party to a
gallery, near pit N~o. 2-. They brokE
thrcugh this gallery, and it was Nem)~
himself who first appeared to the as
tonished salvage men in the pit, shout
ing, "I am bringing twelve witi
E emy was taken to the hospital
and his wife came to the bed whern
he was lying. She was dressed In deej
mourning, having given him up fo:
dead for two week.s. Nemy looked a
her a long time before he pke
Then be pointed to her black gown.
"For whom are you in mourning?
Raid be. "Not I, your husband, tha
Nemy will it is said be rewardet
for his coolness and couaage with th
cross of the Legion uf Honor.
Five days af ter the appearance o
Nemy and his twelve companions z
rescue corps was working in pit -
when one was touched on the shoul
der by a man, thin and black, a.
if his skeletcn was framed witi
"I AM SAVED."
It was Augusta Berton, who said
"I am saved, thank God:"
Berton was raised to the pit'1
mouth and hurried to the hospital.
His wis who greeted him as one risen
from the dead, was permitted to be
with him for a short time.
Bert on was in better condition than
the thirteen other miners rescued
March 26. Strange tobay he thought
he bad been in his living tomb only
He thus described his frightful ex
periences, which he had sought to end
by killing himself.
"I was working with my cousin
when an explosion occurred, and we
became separated. Alone I groped
about in the dark, trying to find an
outlet. I found a dead horse, but
cculd not eat its flesh. Then I found
some lunch bags which had belonged
to men who were killed, and I lived
,in the food I found in them and
drank from pudd'cs. I suffered from
the cold and took clothing and shies
from the dead. I a'so found three
watches and 24 sous.
"At one time I gave up hope and
tried to cimmit sucide by opening a
vein, but it didn't bleed much. I slept
ten times and tried to count the days
timating that eight dsys had pass
ed siree the explosion."
DESTRUCTION OF SAB JYZ.
An Earthquake Disaster That Has
O- the mcrain of the Sn Fran
cisco eartt quake the city of San Jose
was practicilly destroyed in the basi
ness centere, and more than one-half
of the homes in the residence section
was so damaged or destroyed that re
pairing will be beyond question. Fif
teen lives were lost and the property
oss is more than $8 000,000. Five
houiand persons were rendered home
less and destitute, and many rich and
prosperous mercantile firms were re
duced to beggary.
The handscmue and mass've brick
building of the R -man Catholic
Church of St-. Palricas, costing mre
;han 3150 000 situated at Santa Clara
and 9 4h streets, was a ruin. Two
blt cks away the San Jose High School
a five story building - of brick and
stone - rected at a ccat of $90.000, was
a pile of debris.
I, was along 1st, 21, 31. Market,
Santa Clara and San Fernaneinc
streets that the greatest ruin was
.vrought. Here building after bull
iDg had come tumbling to the gri und
ad three, four and five story struct
res of brick, stone and iron, that
ad been the pride of San J.se, lay
jumbled piles cf debris.
The greatest loss of life was at the
State Insane Asylum, situated at Ag
zew's three miles north of San Jose,
where 117 patients, confined in the
wards, and nine officers and atten
ats were crushed to death beneath
he falling walls walls and floors-the
mtire main building and bfth wings
aving collapsed at the first succk.
Late on Wedneslay afternoon mar
tial law was declared. Directly all of
he saloons closed, and twso hundred
.pecial policemen and deputy sheriff 3
-ere sworn in to assist the regular
police and military in preserving law
At Harlem, Ga., Mrs. Tom H.
Dunaway ecmmitted suicido late
Thursday night by taking strychnine.
She was at tome with the family, and
went in the next room, and returned
in a few moments and calmly said':
"I have taken the dose I've wanted
to for some time." In less than
twenty minutes she was dead. She
was fifty-five years of age and had
been in bad health for two or three
years, which is thought to be the
cause of her rash act. She had on
several occasions threatened to kill
herself, but they thought she was
joking. She is survived by a devoted
husband, eight d.aughters and three
sons. She will be buried at tho. Union
Baptist chu~c i cemetery Saturday
morning at 10 30.
Shot kiimn Dead.
A sp( c-al from- -Grdsbeek, -Texas
sa~ys: Wile being conveyed togal in
the custody of two cffisers, aiegrc
whom it is alleged assaulted.;.e
daughter'of J. A. Eastland, a
of Dlta, at an early hour this no
ing, was taken from the c flihrs byi
posse of citizens and held until the ar
rival of the girl's father. When E st
and rode up he ordered abe crowd tc
stand back, and emptied b-th barreb
of his shotgun loaded with buckshol
into the negro, killing him instantly.
There is no excitement.
Three at a Birth.
The Greenwood 'Christian Appea
says: Mr. and Mrs. C. E Balliget
,f Glbert, S. C., have three niost in
We give ielow their names, ages anc
weight: Es.sie, three months, weight
11 1-2 pounds, Bessie, three months
weigbs 12 pounds, Lessie, threi
months, we~ighs 12 1-2 pounds. I
will be seen that tuese three brigh1
nd sprightly young Methodist are
triplets. Mr. at d Mrs. Ba'lington are
the re c1pients of much congratula
tion." _ _ _ _ _ _
Shot tu-B ck.
Farlev Gallops, 30 years of age whi
resides five miles north of Cusseta, Ga
a3 brutally assassinated near hil
icme Th ursday morning. Gallop:
ad a companion had gone turke;
.1bunting, and some one came withil
thirty feet of him and filled his bacl
full of buckshot. His companioJ
came to Cusset at once for a phys'c alJ
t,- t stated that he would be dead be
fo he could reach him. The part.
who fired the shot was not identified
butw seen running.
Of Chinatown Revealed by the
WAS HOME OF CRIMF.
The Place Was Frrowed With Numbers
of Underground Tunnet. Which Had
Becn Seen by Fw White Men.
Many Prisoners Were
Held or Murdered.
Not until the eartt quake shook the
rickety houses to the earth to be de
stroyed by fire did the authorities of
San Francisco realize what manner of
place was the much-advertised China
town, the mecca of all tourists in Cal
ifornia, the spot in which 25 000 OW
nese lived like so many prairie dogs,
says the New York Herald.
When the high winds which came
after the fire blew the asheg away, the
yawning mouths of tunnels whaich the
police had long suspected, were re
vealed. Entrances to: these passagt s
was so carefully hidden that only the
leaders of the tongs, who used the
lamp dungeons for plac s of meeting
or to plot the death of a victim-the
same rcom often ac'ing as the execu
ion dungeon or.ca the market man
was taken below the level of the
One (;f San Francisco's alert detec
tives, said to be the best-posted man
on Chinatown, stood at tne corner of
Bartlptt alley and declared:
' F.,r years I have been trying to
resca the tunnels, which 1 knew to
exist under this Chinese city. What
goes on down there one can only con
jacture, but it is a thousand times
wcrse than the sins and vices which are
practiced by these Mongolians in the
streets and gambling houses you cn
see from this corner. Girls in the bloom
of youth are rmuggled over the Cana
dian border,brcu.ht here in the night,
and confined in dungeons, perhaps
never to lock upon the light of the sun
again, although they may live for
Very few white men have visited the
underground passage3, certainly none
of San Francisco's police force, for
every man in the department was wat
ched when he entered Clinatown and
the Lurveillanc. did not cease while
he remained there. Secretary Tsing,
a prominent member of the Chinese
aristocracy, stationed for political rea
sons in the Chinese legation at the
capital of Peru, was a member in high
standing in a soclety of considerable
politfcal influence in C'ina, with a
powerful branch in San Francisco.
He took two white men to the theatre
n Chinatown and boastfully declared
that the real secret of Cninatown had
never been revealed. He conducted
toe men to tie rear of the stage, slid
a secret door back, and motioned for
the men to follow him.
For one hour, stooping until their
backs were strained, the men silently
followe d a guide, to lck upon a ccmn
plete new uhinatownr, the tunnel lead
ing past scores of doors to dungeons,
against the bars of which some unfer
tunates pressed their faces, to jump
back from the fibe of a flickering
mi:er's light which Tsirig carried.
Uaier sais Cainese city ware huioi
dreds of wom32a andl caildre. Tilair
vic:s main.gis in g~lti refnain or
ecboed t-he gl omy murmers of some
who were sufft~ring. Huddled in group
about a small fire, made from balls of
coal dust which C-ainese prepare, were
merchants wno had returned from
their shops on the street le 'el to these
holes in the wall to plot and invent.
T he oder of opium was nauseating.
Tne revulon of feeling was overpovw
ering. When the street was reach~ed
af ter climbing a flight of stairs to the
kitchen of the chop i~e "joint," the
breath of foul air even in this hole
Hundreds of men went to their
deaths each year in Chinatown with1
out an Inklirng of the tragedies being
known to the police. It was easy to
bury the dead under the tunnels, 100
feet deep.4n Chinatown. Members of
tongs marketd for death left friends
bhind, meni who reftsed to complain
to the local authorities, but who, in
stead sought revepge themselves in
~he same fiendlah.'manner that death
had been meted out to their fellow
F 2r years battle waged. Szores and
icores were kilged, even in the streets
~til the citizens of San Francisco
reatened to organ'za a vigilance
mmittee ac d wipe Chinatown from
he face of 'Frisco. This had its ef -
ect. Tne war was carried below the
streets, where dying men could
4scream in agony and not be heard.
The slave tratIce has enriched many
Chinese, suave merchants who led
simple lives above sne street, but who
retired to the subterranean passages
and their slave marts to put upon the
block the newest arrivat from the
slave market in Canton.
Gambling has always existed there.
Toe gamblers c~mposed the bad ele
ment. They fought for one another's
gold, committed murder to obtain
meas with which to enter games of
fantan and other Chinesa devices of
chance, and slept away their daylight
hours In a bunk somewhee down be
low the street, steeped i the lumes
of opium, a sordid mass of human
ity bntil nature awoke the brain to
There never will be such a China
town in San Francisco again. These
people will be sent to a district far
from the heart of the new city, -where
they will be under such close survail
a lance that practices of the past will
be stopped when they begin. Provis
1 lcn will be made to suppress the tongs
e for all time, if this can ase accomplish
1 No one will ever know how many
- livs were lost in ChinatOwn. It is a
moral certainty that men overcome
,with opium, the slave women in their
uneons and many a. helpless wretch
unconsc!ous from morphine were kill
ed when the tremor of the earth top
ple: the buildings down to be ccon
sumed in a short time by the fire.
Citizens who have visited the re
mains of this plague spot were aston
1-bed at the catacombs which lay ex
posed It is improbable that any at
tempt will be wade to reich the
bodies of Chinese victims. E Irth will
be thrown into the gaping abyss,
burying for all time the victims of
the disaster and blotting out forever
the sites of these dns of vice and
horrible chambers o' sin.
A?1%R TILLM&NS SuALP.
Said Railroads Will Try to Defeat
Hm for Senat6.
A letter from Washington to the
Columbia Record s-ys the first gun
shot of oppositIon to Senator Tillmwan's
renomination to the senate came Wed
nesday in a letter from Detroit, i,
which it is stated that the railroad,
are understood to be preparing to de
feat him for reelection and to try to
send some man to Washington that
they can manage.
While there has been speculation as
to whether or not there was any onc
in Soutsh Oirolina who carcd uo meet
the senator on the stump during the
present summer to contest his seat in
the senate, and while several local
mno bave been suggested from time
o time as possessing the ntesssary
requirements, etc , the railroads have
>een waching him, and kcepng track
if the fight he has been maiing for
>etter rates since the senate bill was
iurned over to him to manage. T.bi
as not suited the railroads of the
)untry. These gigantic corporations,
ooking ahead in the future, see tba.
ae is making trouble for them. They
ave agreed that they cannot stand
or this, and he has been notified,
rough people in the far West, that
ie may lo:k fcr defeat if it is in their
power to carry out their plans.
He has been asked the point blank
uestion whether he prop ses to cmn
inue to wage war against the rail
oads and corporate interest, and the.
eople who hav3 inaugurated the
novement say that they demand of
im a categorical answer to many
nestions that they will shortly put to
While the roads are playing Senator
Cillman, they are at the same time
aking others dance to the music, one
f these being Representative Cnarles
3. Townsend, of Michigan, author of
ne Esch-Townsend rate bill. The
outh Carolina man is ready for any
igt the roads may make in their ef
rts to unseat him.
BIG BURN AT BAMBERG.
veral Bai'dings Dcstroyed Before
The Fire Stopped.
Bamberg was visited early Thurs
lay morning - by one of the most
estructive fires in its history. The
cses and insurances are as follows:
The Bamberg Cotton Mill Co., lost
me mill which, with its contents, is
stimated at. $17 000. The irsurance
mouted to $13,100.
Mr. G. B B.mberg lost three build
gs. Mr. Ramberg deals in horses,
ragons and mules, etc , and succeed
d in saving hi' live stock. The loss
a his case Is $15,000, and the insur
Mr. J. P. Ott suffered the loss of
is dwelling, value d at $1,250. In
Mr. George F. Hair lost his dwell
ng, a cottage and stabl:; a loss of
1500. Insurance $1 200.
Mr. G-. A Gzeen lost a cottage, val
ld at $700.
Mr. B. J. Beik lost a grist mill and
-agon worka, valued at 35 000. In
urance $1. 500.
Mr. J. B. Folk lost a small dwell
ng, valued at $400.
Mr. J. E Jennings loses property
valued at $150, no Insurance.
Mr. G. W. Wilson, L. B Fowler, J.
3. Murphy, D. J. Harizog, Mrs.
aunders and several other citizens
ustained small losses fromn hurried
oving, eto. Their losses were not
overed by insurance.
It is not known how the fire origi
ated. The watchman at the mill
ist discovered the blazs, but there
ias no means of checking the fla.mes,
wing to the fact that the mill fire
~ngine had blown out a cylinder head
he day before. This unfortunate
currence forced the property owners
o allow the fire to burn itself out
with only slight resistance.
A dispach from San Francisco says
tthree o'clcck Wednesday af ternoon
shock if eartl quake was felt. It
Lasted nearly a minute and caused
~onsderable alarm. A number cf
als of burned buildings which were
~tandng were thrown down and frail
uildings were considerably shaken
p but the damage done was slight.
'he shock caused the death of Mrs
Lnnie Whitaker, aged 25 years. Mrs
Whittaker was at work in the kitchen
f her home on Shotwell street in the
lssion district, when the shock
ame. The chimney which had been
eft in a tottering condition by the
heavy earthquake crashed through
the roof on the woman and fractured
The New York American says Apol
1, If alive Thursday, would have to
hare laurels as a physically. Ideal man
with John F. Logan, aged twenty-five
i No. 83 Tavlor street, Brooklyn,
who received one hundred per cent.
in his examination for membership in
the Greater New York police force.
This is the second time in the history
of the .Police Department that a can
didate has been pronoiuncedl physically
perfect, the case being all the more
remarkable in that only one other ap
licant in 30,000 examined has come
within fifteen per cent. of it. Prospec
tive Patrolman Logan travelled three
years with the Buffalo Bill show as a
bareback rider and spent t wo years in
Cuba as a United States cavalryman
ii Troop K.
Laid 10 Rest.
Admiral Paul Jones' be~dy, brought
from Paris, where it had lain burid
for nearly a hundred years, was plac
ed in Bancroft- hall, Annapolis, on
Tuesday amid imposing ceremonies,
including a speech by the president 01
the TUnited States.
I BADLY ABUSED.
Horrible State of Affairs in
Of the Defenceless kmates of a Goverr
ment Institution in the City of
Washington. People Not Insane
Confined in the Bull Pen,
A Typical Case.
An investigation of St Elizabeth'i
hospital, Washington D. C., the homi
of many aected government employ
ees, army and navy fflaers and mem
bers of the marine corps, by the hous(
committee on the District of Co'ux
bla, has disclosed a horrible state c
Speaking of the discipline at thii
Istitution, the committee in its re
port spys: "It would appear fron
cmplaints and statements made to ui
that strait-jackets, handCuf3, etc.
are in frequent use; that the 'feeding
tube has been upon occasions thrus1
down the throat as a method and dis
eipline, as well as of alleged necessity
that 'wiring' out by wet towels ane
'toweling' with dry towels placee
about the patient's ueck and twistec
from behind until the patient falli
over semi-conscious (sometimes witt
soap in the moutb) is not an uncom.
mon practice; that the "saddle" ha
been used at times, a contrivance upor
which refractory patients are said tc
be placed in a reclining position, fas
tened, hand. foot and neck, and sc
that no movement is possible except
to roll the-eyes around a circumscribed
area of the ceiling, And thus left foi
'Kicking and cuffing by attendant;
for failure to ,ibey orders or do work
properly, or for taking an extra spoon
ful . f beans at table, etc,, is alIegi..
An incident is told of an attendant,
dsturbed at night by a somnambulis
tic patient, striking him in the mouth,
and knocking him down, and carrying
2a own hand in a bandage for several
days in cons( quence; and of another
attendant breaking a patient's leg in
".Chere are different ways of train
lng a hore-but one attendant made
the statement that he was intructed
to make patients fear him as he would
a horse, etc., and he commenced doing
o his first day on duty, by knocking
a patient down and chocking him, af
ter which he had no trouble with that
"Many other like cccurrences are
eported, but these are more than suf~
cient, If true, to present a vivid con
trast to the methods of gentleness and
ympathy carried out in other insti.
Many attempts have been made re
ently by Inmates of the hospital tc
c.ire the services of attorneys to ef
et their releace, such attempts have
nvariably been followed by brutal and
nhuman treatment. One case in point
Is that of an old man named Wilisi
who was not insane and wanted to be
released. (: this case the commitcee
says. "Tne Willis case is no doubt ex~
eptiona; this Is a brief of Its history.
n old man, but vigorous of body and
intellect, was prevailed upon to deed
valuable property to a relative. He
was drugged in N~e York, taken1l,000
miles to a soilders' home at Milwau
kee, Wis., f rom there to St. Elizabeth;
there rNgarded as Insane, and hie
statements taken as proof positive o1
"perst catory mania." He was punish
ed in the hospital for his attempts tc
secure legal release; his pension oi
$12 per month used by the hospital;
nI pension of $50 per month for life
a~s an old employee of Arnold, Consta'
ble & Co., commuted and released by
the relative to whom he had deeded
eie property for a cash payment; he
is now penniless and friendless, and
his prospects for escape from life im
prisonment from among the insane
are exceedingly small.-.
"A womnars believing this man's
story secured a writ of habeas corpus
for him and the case came before Jus
tice Wright, of the supreme court of
the D.strict of Columbia. He held the
commitment unconstitutional and ille
gal, and said 'One might as well argue
that a policeman could be authorizec
to arrest a citizen, charge him witi
murder, pronounce him guilty, and
riang him to a lamp post.' Willis wai
then discharged after having been helc
in the hospital two years and wassen1
out without one penny.
"In the Shaffer case, it appears he
was too religious to suit the taste oj
an cffcial In the hospital ward at the
soldiers' home, who commanded him
to stop praying with the sick inmates
his refusal caused immediate trans
fer to St. Eizabeth. Taere he show
ed no signs of Insanity, but his re
quests for discharge were refused ane
his release by habeas corpus resisted
Finally he managed to have his ca
brought into court and he was fouas
perfectly sane in every respect and or
dered to be discharged.
There are about 500 IndIgent pa
tints at St. Elizabeth's, and these
the committee says, are confined il
the bull pen.
"The bull pen Is a triangular endls
ore of abcut three acres, of whicl
about one-half Is occupied by build
igs. It is surrounded by brick wall
and high paling fences, through whic]
the Inmates can be seen trampini
wearily back and forth like caged anj
mas, or siting listlessly waiting to
bell for meals. Some have been ther
for a decade or over. Oae old soldle
In this pen stated that he was treate
as well as any old dog shut up in
back yard with water to dri:x and.
tough chunk to gnaw 0-; if he did nc
attempt to dig out, or jumip the fenc4
or howl at the moon, he was left alor
and kept out of trouble."
W, W. PRIC
SERIOUS CH4.G R.
THE LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGAT
ING COMMITTE CRITICISED.
It is Asserted That It Is a Political
Machine to refeat Eenator
Mr. W. W. Price, the Washirgfon
correspondent or the Columbia Be
cord, sends the following to that
- "The legislative committee appoint
ed to investigate disptneary affairs ii
fast developing into a mere adjunct
of the- macbine in South Carolios
that is trying to defeat Senator Till
man," was the important statement
made here Wednesday by a prominen
man from that state. "It is too ap
pa reAt for even the most opaque mind
to remain ith ignorance, and there is
much feeling in the state among the
Then the South Carolinian, who
has been an intimate friend of Sena
tor Tillman for years, went on to say:
"I suppose the leaders of the outfit
have come to the canclusion that nc
body in the state has sense enough
to see what all :!s means. I do not
know a worse example of apparent in
tentional desire to involve Senator
Tillman in trouble than has recently
been shown. It is getting so open
that It begins to look as if the whole
ooject of the committee was to find
som thing that would hurt the South
Carolina senator. 0: course they
can't do this, as there is nothing to
fiad. Why doesn't this committeE
handle the important and knotty
affairs they have in hand-the illegal
purchases of supplies for the institu
tion for the last two years? I do nat
believe that a drop of whiskey h&
been legally bought for the dispensary
in two years. Yet I don't see any
profound Effort to get busy on this
subject. If this committee was ap.
pointed to make an impartial investi
gation and leave personal and politi
cal bias out of it there is plenty cf
room for a complete change of p 0
"While this new outfit that is try
ing to come into power in the state is
bitterly hostile to the dispensary its
whole game is to involve Senator Till.
nian If possible, no matter whethsr it
has to be done by dirty insinuations
abnut piano purchases or any other
-ay. W -11, I imagine that before
Ehe senator and his friends get
through with some of these chaps
there will be something doing.
"The game the people of South
Carolina want to watch now Is the
little one of how we are going to set
tle up the question of these illegal
payments. This is full of more possi
bilities than all the trips to Cincinna
ti and elsewhere to find whether
Senator Tillman returned rebates
thirteen years ago. It's funny how
earnestly some of these people are
digging after matters thirteen years
old, yet with .wha5 ponderous slow
ness latter day affilrs are being.gone
into. Isn't it strap g<. ?
"The next 1, gislature, if it repre
sents the voice of the people, as I be
ileve it will, may take a new tack at
the investigating business. I do not
wish to go Into details now, hbut 1
should not be opposed to a blanket
investigation,' taking in everybod3
and everything right on down to the
present moment That might bring
out some interesting things."
The statement is made that Sena
tor Tillman's friends in South Caro
ina and out are writing him letters|1
indicating that there is getting to be
disgust in many quarters with some
of the present metnods and that there
is not the confidence there was some|
I do not know anything about these
matters except what I hear. I do
know, though, that people coming up
from the state, both friends and op
ponents of Senator Tillman, rather
agree in the idea the prime object in
some directions seems to be to hunt
bhe earth over for matter that may
injure Senator Tillman, no matter
what the expense or how it is done.
The purification of the dispensary, it
is declared, is simply a secondary af
fair. "Anything to get Tillman in
trouble," was the way another South
Carolina maun put it.
The Columbia State says: Mr. D
L. Boczar of Chester was here Thurs
day to consult with Gov. H~sy ward re
lative to having additional effoart made
o captume Will Perry, co'tan m 11 op
erative, who shot Langley Bocz r, the
son of Mr. R aczer, at Wylie's mill, in
Chester, aboua a year ago. Tue gov
ernor has already c~ffred a heavy re
ward and will try to do all that he can
to locate the fugitive. To the $600
already off red, Mr. Boozer has added
$400 on his own account, but be says
he is willing to give all of the $1,000
himself if the murderer can be captur
ed, dead or alive. He has sent out cir
culars with a description and photo
graph of Perry.
Near Savannah on Thursday morrn
lg while the schooner Jennie Tuomas
was putting to sea, en route to Balti
more, an explosion occurred on board.
Gasoline was carried as fuel for a
hoisting engine on the schooner. One
man, a sailor, whose name is not
known, was l:,tantly killed, and an
other so badly injured that he it
dying. Tne schooner caught fire from
the explosion and it required a hard
fight to extinguish the fi ames. The
schooner is now putting back to the
city and will arrive during the after
noon. Two tugs are towing her. The
Thomas was lumber laden. She - isr
owned largely by Savannah parties.
I Mana Kfueiljiim.
-Because he sever'ed-~ connection
with and refused tounribute to the
3 Mafia Society, Antonla Saspo was
I shot three times at an -ltalian camp
- near Seymour, Conn., Thursday efn
ing. Francisco Culpino, who dldkthe
e shooting, robbed the, dying man of
r $500, which he had saved- to brfng his
wife and children to this' coutry.
a Culpmno, who Is eighteen years old,
terrorized the whole camp and threat
ened to shoot an, one who attem~pted
" to detain him. Be boarded the 6 15
e o'clock train an d escaped, and it was
two hours later before any of them
ared inform the police.
DEADL Y TORN AO.
TWELVE TO FIFTEEN PERSONS
RE PORTED HILLED.
Irany Injured at d Missing in Belle
vue and Stoneburg, re
A dispatch from Fart Worth, Tex
as, says a tornado has swept away the
town of Bellevue and damagei the
town of Stoneburg. Mesgre advices
received state that the town of Belle
ue is totally destroyed, 12 or 15 per
sons have been killed, and many injar.
ed acd missing. FAre is destroying the
ruins caused by the tornado. A special
rain has been started from Bowie,
ft xas, 125 miles distant from the
scene. Bellevue is a town of 1,500 in
A dispatch from Bellevue says a
tornado which swept through that
piace 'I hursday night destroyed every
thing in its p .th and as a result prac
.Ically the entire town is a mass of
:uins, only three buildings now stand
ing. At least 11 persons are dead and
a number are injured. The tornado
was followed by fire which conaumed
This report is being sent from the
bop of a telephone pole a mile from
Bellevue, but it is as close as a wire
:an be had. The town of Bellevue con
isted of over 200 houses. Among those
who are known to have been killed
are: E L. Russell, wife and four chil
Ir-n; A. D. Barr, Tim Munt, W. W.
B -11, candidate for county treasurer of
Clay county; two members of the Gray
The sericusly in jured. Two daugh
trs of N. E. Smith of Bowie; Mrs.
Gult, Mr. Gray, and seven memruers
if his family, two nf whom have since
iled; Ars McGraw.
The whole business section of the
town and all stocks of merchandise
were destroyed. Among the business
ouses destroyed are Nelson and
pivey, M.- Spradley, Ogontz & Bob
ey's flour mill.
A. D Carr was caught in -a build
ng, mabbed to death and his body is i
e.lieved to have been cremated.
The tornado was a mile wide and i
raveled over the earth for a distance
)f eight miles, leveling everything in
ts path; ruining crops and destroying
L11 farm houses and barns on the way. i
E'his section is thickly settled and it I
Nill ba tomorrow before there are i
omplete reports of the dead.
The fact that so few were killed is (
wcounted for by the fact that practi- 1
ally every house was equipded with a
torm cellar and people went to :them
s soon as they saw the tornado ap
)roaching. Those who had no storm I
ellers or who could not reach them i
rere the ones who suffered. I
Last winter many lives were lost in i
he same neighborhood by a tornado. I
CUr TO PIBCES.
?eil Be' w3en the Cars While Steal
ing a Ride.
A dispatch from Darlington to The
tte says: Emery Miller, a bright
ov about 12 years old, met a hogrible
eath here Saturday afternoon about
o'cl'.ck, when a shifting train near
he -cotton factory literally cut his
dy in two. At the time of the ac
~ient the little fellow was swinging
~n o a moving box Car. Losing his
~rp, he fell sprawling on the track,
here the life was cvushed out of him
)y ti~e wheels of the tender and big
~ngne. The wheels of the train
~assed over the lower part of his body,
:utting his figure almost in half and
hen found a few minutes later his
ead and body were on one side of the
,rack and his lower limbs on the
aer. Oae arm, was also badly
Alert on foot and active in body,
:he boy was caught by car after car
s they were shifting from the main
rack to the switcak and had hardly
ore than leaped on this one when
e met his tragic end. About three
r four witnessed this awful death
and it was not without warning from
iis elders that the deceased sode at
he peril of his life. E nery Miller
was the sen of Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Niller. His father is superintendent
f one of the card roams at the cflton
ill In Darlington.
That which makes the death of
oung Miller peculiarly sad is the fact
mat nis mother and others were mak
Lug ice cream for a festive occasion
when tcld of the unexpected ano
orrble death of her boy. A jury
was drawn this afternoon and the
body viewed. The inquest will not
be held until Sunday.
Killed His Brother.
A dispatch from Homer says there
was a sad tragedy at Gaddys' mill, a
place about six miles east of there,
hursday morning. Two brothers,
about 10 and 12 years of age, became
Lnvolved in a quarrel, and the young-.
ar securing a shotgun fired on his i
roter at close range, the load tak-C
ug effect in his back ranging upward
md comil g out just above the collar
one. Tue boy died two hours later.
They are sons of Bryant, the man
that killed Prevatt at that place sev
eral years ago, and after being placed
in the penitentiary .under a life~ sen
tence committed suicide by opening
e jugular veins ila his neck with a
pair of scissors.
Cat To Pieces.
James M. Thompson was killed by
Shirley at 24 Berean avenue, Atianta1
Thaursday night at 7 o'clock, .being
iteraly cut to pieces. Thompson was
feaafu~y slashed and died in two min
utes. The killing resulteel from a quar
rel between Thompsons son and Shir
leys younger brother. The oldi r men
took it up, the lie was passed and re
:.urned, and Shirefy0llaims Thompson
cut him first and -tli.t he then pro
ceeded to .use his knife.
I ved Tillman.
;A dispatdh-from Washington says
ttii~ fact has leaked out that Senator
Timan was Invited to the White
House last Monday afternoon to meet
th French naval (ifli ers who were
received by the President, prior to the
John P.Lu' Jones ceremonies at An
napolis, Tuesday. Senator Tillman
id not anet the Invitation.
HARD TO KILL.
Dr. Dean on Recent Slaughter
of the Dajas
IN THE PHILIPPINES
The Doctor Missed Beiag at the Scene a
Day or Two and Talks lterestine
ly of the Fanatical Natives
Who lie Says Will Never
Dr. F. W. S. Daan, a young Green
villian, who has a commission In tk
army, and who has seen a deal of
ghting in the Pallippines the past
:ew years, was in Columbia a few.
lays ago on his way home from the
slands. Dr. Dean talked In an In
teresting way to the representative of
The Record concarning the much
talked of battle of the crater of JoJL,
where some 600 native men and wo
men were surrounded by Uncle Sam's
men and shot to death by direcion of
Roosevelt's pet, General Wood.
"I had just left jolo at the.time of
Lhe battle," said Dr. Dean, "but I
mow something about that so called
>utrage. Yes; the women were kla
gong with the men as they should
iave been killed. Those people were
i band of thieves and robbers, who
ollected themselves in that crater
.nd sent word -to Governor Scott de.
ying him and telling him that if 13
wanted anything of them. that he
mew where they were.
"It was a case of killing them or
aving our men killed. These peopi
6re Mohammedans avd fight to the
ieath. There is no conquering themi
ad the women fight the same as the
en. A native will not hesitate when
le is pushed to it to throw himself-=
bunch of American soldiers with ti
ertainty cf death before him. B6
loe not hope to get out alive, but hi
bhinks that if he can kill omediristlai
te will go straight to gloty. Thoui
eople don't surrender.
-"The only way to pacify the WiB1n
s to exterminate the malIontent
jhoroughly. Things will never bi
traightened out down there unless
here is a decided change in the ML"-'
iude of.the people of the States. It 3E
6s with the negro in this country, one
ction of the country pulling one *ar
ad the other the other way. There Is.
o much politics In this Filipino bui
ness. And the strangest thing to m.
a to see Southern people.taking side.7
with the natives. The Panlippinea.
bould be sold or taken out of pohtiU
"Our sentries are shot from ambus&
rhenevar there Is an opportunity prg.
ented to these wild fools. 1A 12as been
ifflult recently to get guns to themn
ire of late, but even now they come'
and are bought uppromptly. A r~If
worth t200 in goldlin that sect30a
ow, but even at that price the ns
Ives got hold of them,
Pulled lisa Ttiethi
M. Labourraye, a dentist of Paris,
as found insane and sent to the Sal
erere for observation and tireat'
ent. A few days ago the secretary
f one of the deputies entiered Libor'
aye's dental of::e to have a tooth ere
racted which had caused him consid;
rable pain. The dentist asked the pa
lent to sit in the operating chair,
nd then, drawing a revolver end'
onting it at the frightened secreary
hose toot 2ache disappeared as by
agic, exclaimed: "If you move &
usce when I am taking out your
eit, you are a dead~ man."
ne maniac then proceeded to pull
he secretary's teesn. One after the
ither hie removen with great sklli
hile the patient lay motionless is
he chair. When eight teeth had been
ulled out, the dentist said, "That:
will do for today. You have boeok
rery quiet. Fifteen francs, pleasePF
ue secretary paid without hesitation
hnd staggered out of the omale. He
ent to the nearest police stiation andI
old his story. A force of police was
ment, and when they entered the
oom the madman opened fire og
.hem. He shot one of te pnnlcem
a the arm, and another in the leg
efore he could be knocked down and
Wants Another Queen, 4
The N~ew York American says wheo
dele Bitchie, of the "Social Whirl,':.
bt the Casino, was confrontied Thuzer
a night with an offer of marriage.
rom a real live Prince, she confesad
fterwards that she felt deoldedl~
'fustered." It really made-her disi
hen she learned that this scions c t
oyalty had actually fallen in lovi
with her picture in far away Singa
oro. But when sheheard from L -
ek Seng, the emissary sent to sad
~Ilss Ritchie to "design to not!ke .his
jonorably humble master," that the
ovelorn Prince was One Sarong Tebek
f Slam, and that he already has a
arem containing sixty wives, the a.
ress saw her visions of princely glory
Eading. She reserved her decision...
Burned to Death.
Three children were burned to.
deatd in the destruction .by fire Sat-.
rday night of the Presbyterian Hia
on school at Lawson, Raleigh coune
ty, W. Va. Tne school accomodated
both boarding and day pupils. The
'cims were two sisters named Me
A Barned City.
A map just publishedof the br4
district of San Francisco showanar86
covering 453 city blocks, II1of whb&
are south of 1arket street and 342 a
the north end. It is estimatied tishi
the buildings destroyed will be in the
neihboroo onfa sit thoand.na