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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NO VEMBER 7, 1906. NO. 6
A SAD MYSTERY Cleared Up by the Confession Of a Nurse Girl. A POISOND PEACH Fed to a Little Tot By Its Nurse Right In the Presence of Its Mother Who Suspected Nothing Until the Poisoner Told Her Tale. It Is han to conceive of a sadder, more unexi ;.'.nable mystery than the death of little two-year- old Wilbur Winship presented to the police au thorities of Putnam County, near New York. Looking up from her book and glancing across the table, Mrs. H. P. Winshin was startlEd to see her baby In convulsions. A moment before the nurs. had been feeding a peach to the child. In a few moments more the little one was dead. It has been In its grave near the Winship estate, near Brewaters, N. Y , sinct the middle of last September. The fourteen year oid nurse, Jennie Ruth Burch, clears up the mystery in a contession which it is bard to par ailed in the history of crime. In a spirit of blind revenge the nurse pois- - oned the peach, led the. little one into its metter's presence and then fed the baby its fatal mLutifuls in front of its mother's eyes. 'lhe confession is as follows: Once I heard a preacher say, when he told the Bible story of how a good man bad done something w;cked that surprised all his friende, that "it was the devil's day with that man." It must have been the devil's day with me when I set fire to the Winships' big barn, and then to their house, and, then again, it was the devils black, awful day when, forty- eight hours latter, 1 gave poison to little three-year-old Wubur and took some myself. The barn was burned to the ground, the house was saved, but little Wiltur 1 is in his gra.ve, and I am in jail herej at White Piains, waiting to go before the Grand Jury in December, and to be tried in May, and then sent awa? I to prison maybe for life, anyway to stay until I am a middle aged wo t ma. t I loved Baby Wilbur better than 1 anyboby else on earth, better than my mother, because die lived in Danbury, < cnn., and had married and had other I children, and I hardly ever saw her: C better than my grandfather and grand- I mother, because they were very old and didn't understand nor care about I what children liked, and I seldom saw them, and then only for a Untle while, half an hour or sC; Leter than nis parents, Mr. and vrs. WinLhip be. cause-well, because he was a dear, little helpless baby, and loved ne bet ter than any one else had ever loved Ho. called me "Dennie," and ran after me wherever I went, toddlkg along and holding my skirt, and when he tell he didn't cry like most .babies, but laughed; and shook himself, and stumbled backito his feet like a dear little puppy. He had a round little tace with a forehead as white as milk and eyes'like blue pansies, and soft yellow hair that felt like the silk of ripe corn when I curled his hair. I never liked wash day, but I wouldn't have cared if every day had been wash day when I was allowed to washi Wil bur's little white creases for Sunday and his blue dimity and gingham one& for every day. I took almost the care of him and was nearly always with him. I could ne ver love anyone as 1 loved little Wilbur Winship, and yet 1 killed him. I can hardly tell why, bult it must have been because it was the dcviu's day for me. All thIs trouble started when the barn burned down. All the neighbors came running to help us and put out the Aire, and Mrs. Kinner told me to take Wilbur over to the Kinners, our nearest neighbors, and leave him there until things were quieter. I kept run ing back and forth between the KEm ners and our house all day on erranse about the baby. Mrs. Georgie Cul 1om, Mrs. Kinner's daughter, said: "Who set fire to the barn? Did vou?" Mrs. Cullom Is always laughing and joking, but this time what she sald scared me. I answer "No, I didn't set fire to the barn either," iut I went back to the house and thought. about what she said, and it seemed to make me crazy. "If they find out I set fire to the barn they will think I am a bad girl, and they will seperate the baby and me." Every where I went, wterever I turned, voices seemed to be saying that to me. The voices got louder and louder until they seemed toj scream. I could hear nothing else while I was taking Wilbur home. On the way I gripped his hand so hard he whimpered and said, "Naughty Denjnie. Bad Dennlie nurn Wru.ur." I kneeled down in the orchard beside ljim and put my arms around him a :.cried, and he cried too as he al ways did In sympathy with me. He put his little arms arournd my ntek and his cool, pink little cheek against mine, and then I vowed that nothing on earth should seperate us. I took him to the house and left him with his mother and went up stairs. I groped around in my rooni, for It was growing dark for the match boz, and I ran across the hall and struck two matches and turned up the bedclothes and set fire to th' mattress in the man's room. 'Then. 1 went to Harry's roorn and sct fire to his clothes. Next 1 climbed the last stairs .and set fire to the curtai.n anud a pasteboard box in the back attic. I went down stairs and kept my eye upon Harry. That was not hard for he always left his mother to come to me. After a few minutes Mrs. Win ship said: "I smell smoke," and got up and went from room to room down. sir.She came back looking very "Icn find nothing, although ] 1till smell smoke. Run upstairs, Jen nie, and see what you can find." I ran up and she follswed me. When she saw the bedclothes burning in the washroom, Mrs. Winship screamed and there wasa rz2sh upstairs. Mr. Wiuship and Harry and the bired man and Roscoe ran up and got blankets from the bed and smothered the fire. Mrs. Winship leaned against the door, nearly fainting. She talked in a low voice to her husband, and I heard the word "incendiary." Nobody looked at or paid &ny attention to me except Wilbur. I put him to bed in the room around which the smell of smoke still hung and kneeled beside his bed, and with my hand on his curles prayed God that the next time I tried to take Wilbur away with me I should not fail. The next day I walked around as though I was in a dream. Mrs. Win ship looked at me In a queer way and talked in a low voice with her husband a good deal. When neighbors came in they would say. "Have you any idea who set fire to the barn?' and Mrs. Winship would answer. "Not yet, but we think we will." I was terribly frightened, not be cause they might punish me but be cause they might take me away from Wilbur. All of that Thursday night I lay awake and thought what I could do to keep the baby with me. At least I formed my plans. The next morning, Friday. about 9 'clock I went to the south front com, downstairs, got up on a chair and took the bottle of s ryohnine from the top shelf in the closet. I slivped it under the gingham apron I always wear and carried is to the back stoop, where I hid it under the washer, or tationary washstand. Then I went 2pstairs into the south front room and at the bottle of iodine from the clos at and wet a pices of cotton with the odine, leaving the bottle where I ound it, and went downstairs. Hav. ig done this I went back for the pan mnder which I had hid the bottle o' trychnine, put the bottle into it, and Iropped some leaves over it in esse ;ome one should see me with it. Car ying these I went out to the garden ;o pick some beans. At this time and tearly all morning I was all alone. I aad noticed that Mrs. Winship and ,he ethers seemed too busy to talk to ne, and that every one either stared 1 .t me in a strange way or kept out of I ny way. It seemed to me tat every I ne was pointinm at me or saying, 3 'You burned the barn. You set fire j the house." It made me wild. I I fked a panful of beans, and went to i he orchard to get some peaches. I ,Icked a few cff the ground. One big I each I picked from the tree. Then I carried out my plan. I pour id some strychnine from the bottle i pon the cotton. The bottle I threw pon the ground, covering it with ome grass and dead leaves With the I otton in my hand I started for the I ouse. On the way there Wilbur ran 9 ut to meet ne. He pointed to the I g red peach in my hand, and walked C ith me to the house, trying with hia I ttle hand to pry the peach out of my t trorg one. We went into the house I d I f. und Mrs. Winship sitting at a able, reading. She looked at me cold y and dropped her eyes upon her book ithout a word. "Wilbur wants some of the peach. ay I give him some of it?" I asked] "Yes," she said, "if it is ripe." M.y chance had come. Wilour fol wed me to the table, and I went and iat down directly opposite his mother1 peeled the peach in plain skht ofI rs Winship. She didn't nct~ce us. stopped for a minute after I had< eeled the peach and looked at her. I uckly lifted up the tablecloth. The ~otton was damp and dark with the odine. I- was afraid Mrs. Winship iould smell it, but she bent her nead1 ower over her book. Holding the ~ablecloth up a little, so that Mrs Winship could not see if she trirned round suddenly, I rubbed the lodine d strychnine sprinkled ccotton on he peach. I handed Wilbur a piece f It and ate the rest myself. I watched him eat every morsel of t. Then I put him into his little rocking chair and left the room. Going o the kitchen stove I threw the cot ion into it and watched it ourn. I mrred out on the porch and threw he peach pit into the high grass in he yard. Almost as soon as I went back the baby was then sick. He twisted his poor little body and cried as though e was in terrible pain. I almost cried, oo, but at that Winship telephoned for the dcetor ano put us both to bed. lay their and waited and waited. I wanted to hear that the baby had gone. IL a little while I heard his screams and I twisted the bedclothes md cried because he was in agony. The screams stopped, and the doctor, oming to my door, said. "Wilber is dead." I did not cry. Why should I? Would not see him in heaven in a few min utes or hours? I was very sick, but after awhile the dootcr said: "She has an overdose, and will live." Then I cried. The neighbors, who had come in, put their hands over their ears to shut out the sound. The next day 1 asked them to let me see Wilbur, and when they showed me the baby in his little white dress, his hands crossed on his breast and his sweet face smillinig, I threw: my self across the c fia and cried ''I killed him but we are seperated after all. 0, God! Let me die, too. They brought me to the White Plains jail, and here I wait and wait and wonder why Wilbur should have died and I was left behind. I loveL. him and I killed him. It was the dev Ii's day with me. shot Himbelt. At Salem Ind., Charles P. Williams, bookkeeper of the Citizens' bank and actng crshier, was found dead Friday n the vault of the bank. A load of shot from a shotgun had penetrated his heart. The gun was kept in the bank vault and it is believed that Williams, in changing its position, ac didentally d'scharged it. Rta' uown by we At Philadelphia, Pa., with her In fant brother in her arms, ,Tennie D> nato, aged 13 years, was struck by a trolley car Friday in the Southern section of the city. She was dragged sxty feet and both were dead when the cir was stopped. The father is a prmnnt Itali n citizen. 1URD3R MY'T |Y. A WOUNDED DIAN AND A DEAD WOMAN. A Tragic Occurrence in Charles leston That is Puzzlirg the Police. The police of Charleston are trying to unravel a murder mystery that has recently developed in that city. A young woman by the name of Lillian Reeves was found dea- Wednesday morning at her residence in that city, and a few blocks away Corporal W R. Woody, c f the United States ma rine corps stationed at the navy yard, was picked up by the police with a dangerous wound in his stomach. The tragedy Is the chief topic of conversa tion among the people of Charleston, who are as badly puzzled over t4e murder as the police are. The presumption of the detective force is that the woman shot the ma rine, and he then seized the weapon and pointed it to her back, discharg ing the bullet which caused her death, and his wound did not allow him to proceed but a few blocks from the scenes of the tragedy, in an attem)t ,.o escapa, when be fell and was laaer p'cked up by Detective Miller and se t to the Roper hospital. The woman's b:y was found in the dinicg room of her house, No. 212 Ashley avcnue, and the wounded marine was picked up on B3gard itreet. On the table of the room in which the body of the woman was ound were the remnants of a luncheon bLd an empty whiskey bottle, which must have been the Immediate pre ursor of the d'ffl.ulty between the party. When Woody was carried to ne hospital, he said that he had been ihf, by a woman, and later he refused r.o day who fired tbe shot. Tne discovery of 0ae woman's body ollowed a message from Avon Pat. ick, a well known man about town, who is said to have been intimate with the dead woman. He telephoned ihe police station that a colored wo nan, Eden Mikell, residing on the )remises, had made the discovery of I ihe body, reporting it to him, and he mmediately communicated the infor nation to police headquarters. Pat ick was arrested, but was released as ie proved he had nothing to do with he murder. The names of two other citizens 6re mentioned in connection with the j oman, in the relation of a friend I nd associate, but they have not been rrested or summoned as witnesses Che opinion of the police cfflias was, I s stated above, that the killing of he woman and wounding of the man ollowed a dispate, after their supper, i ad that no third party had a hand ] n the tragedy, which must have oc- ; urred sometime Tuesday night, as 1 ,e woman's body was discovered , .bout one o'clock Wednesday morn- t ng. Lillian BReves was the only daugh er of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. B. Reeves, C ;f Branchville, and is said to have c ieen quite a handsome woman. Sore rears ago she married a man nami d] De wis Seeke, who was then operator or the Pustal Telegraph Company at t Branohville. Ester they moved to Bamberg, but owing to some family ~roubles she left Bamberg and went 1 o Charleston, where she had been liv-t ng about four years when the tragedy ~curred. Shortly after she removed o Charleston she was served with pa per in divorce proceedings the papers iavng-bsen taken out in Sioux Falls,c south Dakota. She said at the time ~hat she was not going to bother Lout the papers, and the supposition 3 that the man was granted a divorci imd the woman assumed her maident iae.1 The dead wcma~n, who was about shirty years of age, passed as a dress maker, being so reported in the city firectory. Beside her body when it was found, was a revolver with two shambers empty, and the general mppostion that the woman was shot and killed by Wood~y after the two iad quarreled about something or :ther. Woody is said to be a fine look ng man, and halls from R'.chmond, Vs. He Is known to have been Inti mate with the woman. Dr. A. J. Buist, who performed the autopsy, bestinied that the woman could not have killed herself. The verdict of the jury is that the woman came to her death at hands unknown to the jury. The body was Interred at Branch yille, wnere the dead woman had many relatives. Three Tragedies, There were three tragedies in Aug usta, Ga., on Thursday night within four hours time. At 8 o'clcck W. J. Sowel, a sewing mauine agent, of Langley, S. C , was run down by a trolley car on the Aiken line, just beyond North Augusta, S. C., and about five miles from town. He was brought to the city hospital, where hs died at 12 o'clcck. He was walking beside the track, in an alleged intoxi cated condition, when he was confus ed and blinded by the brilliant head ght. He stepped on the track direct ly in front of the car. George Wil lame, a painter, killed himself with a overdose of morphine at his home on Montesano street atout 10 o'clock. No reason has been assigned for the suicide and as the family refuse to talk, the facts cannot be made public until Friday af ternoon at the coroner's request. He leaves a wife and three children. Mamie Duvall, aged 41, took an overdose of morphine, with sumcid al intent at mid night. She was car ried to the city hospital at 3 o'clock. and died three Friday morning at 6 o'lock. Fatal Acciauent. At Philadelphia two workmen were killed and five others injured Friday by the collapse of a derrick at a building being inpected by John Wan amaker, which is to replace his pres ent departmant store. While a large olock of stone was being hoisted by the derrick a pin slipped. The stone crashed through a platform occupied by James McNamara and Samuel Harris, precipitating them to the ground stories below. Those injured were knocked from platforms -n the outside of the building at various tories by the stone in Its descent. HUMAN MONSTER Cut Up Seven of His Wives in Little Pieces. THE -CRA ZY IMPEROB Of Annam Invents Some Undreamed of Tortures and Tries Them on His Wives Until French Soldiers Seize the Palace and Stop the Brute. The strangest corner of the earth probably is far Southeastern Asia, which includes the countries of Siam, Cambodia and Annam. Reently it was the King of Cambodia who was attracting attention by reason of his wonderful crops of ballets girls, whcm he spends all his life training and exhibiting. He took them to France, where they gave exhibitions. Now it is the Emperor of Annam who is exciting the interest of a large part of the civilized world. His claims to notics are less agreeable ihan those of the King of Cambodia, but more senasational. He has horri ed the Earopean community in his lominions by torturing and murder Lg seven of his wives-seven grace :al, dainty little women of the type ,ndeared to English-speaking people by Radyard Kipling, in his poem, "On the Road to Mandalay." The present Emperor of Annam bears the name of Than Thai. He Ls only twenty-seven years old. He ucceeded to the throne in 1891, upon ihe deposition of Horn Nghi, who was accused of planning a wholesale nassacre of the French residents of Lnam. The country is a protecto ate cf France. Horn Nghi has since narried a French girl, Mile Lalois, Lad is kept a prisoner by the French 1 n Tunis. Within the past year Than Thai, 2as been affbeted by the mania of ruelty and bloodthirstiness which 1 requently attacks those who are In cssession of unlimited power over a , sub missive and acmparatively ignor t population. It was this mania i hat seized the later E nperors of ld Eome and caused them to hold f 'asts of blood and rack their minds I o find new ways of torturing their itifrS. C The mania has always been especia y liable to affect Oriental rulers be ause of the absolume power which t hey usually wield zand because of the iot climate and their habits of life. 8 Den the ordinary inhabitants of outhern Asia, it is well known, are requently seized by flts of sanguinary t adness, in which they blindly seek o murder every person they meet, a s rceeding knovn as running amuck. 9 Than That gave the first evidence E f maniacal fury by shooting down C ne of his venerable uncles, who was C member of the COuncil of the Royal C 'amily. This was but a prelininary, C hich, like the first taste of blood to he tiger, excited his passion for I ore. C The next day helassembled all his 6 ives in the throne room, according ' the accounts of native eye witness s, which have reached Paris. The ' or little creatures knelt before him, s it he were a divinty. His eyes were ~ oodshot and infasmed with cruelty. lapped his hands and huge, brtualC niclar slaves sprang foward to do 31 bidding. He indicated one of thea oungest and prettiest of his wives 1 ad ordered them to seize her. He erided and cursed her and then the orture began. The Emnperor himself with his ter ible Malay sword cut long strips of esh from the woman's body. The lemon King gloated over every detail nd thrilled with pleasure as he istened to the victim's shrieks. All he other wives were compelled to1 watch every detail of the torture in )rder that they might be filled with e~rror and suffer even more when heir own turn came, because they1 would know what to expect. The irt wife was allowed to bleed slowly o death. The next day a new victim was ~elected. She wan tortured to death a a different way. Every day an ther victim was taken and put to death with some variation of the torture. In one case the E xmperor bad a woman slowly dissected, jOkt y Iint and limb by limb. Anosher was burned with irons. In one in stance he began by having the wo ran's nose, ears, hand and feet cut 02e of the victims was the Emper or's favorite wife. He killed her witb as own hands and sut jected her to peculiarly atrociugs tortures, the de ails of which it would be impossible to describe. When she was at last dead, he cut her body to pieces and had them served for dinner. He then partook of them and compelle-i the remainder of the wives to share in the cannibal feast. Two of the women were hung to the ceiling with hooks. 0 2e was buried alive in oil. Two or more were thrown into the cages of hungry tigers who devoured them. The French resident at the Em peror's capital had protested vigor ously when the monarch shot his uncle, and after that he had been ex cluded from the palace. For this reason he did not learn of the atroci ties until they had been going on for some time. Then he entered the palace w'tl a force of soldiers. A hid&ous spectale met him. The E uperor's throne' room and ad joining apartments were littered with the remnants of dead bodies. Many victims of the torture were still alive, Several of them were hanging from the walla by hooks pass ed through the fisshy parts of the legs. Scme were lying about wtibout noses, eyes, ears and bands. The surviving wives and inmates of the harem were in a state of unspeakable terror. Tae French offilal arrested the Emperor and Dr. Dumaas, the chief medical officer of the French forces, xaminedl him and declared him in sine. A force of 150 soldiers was left to guard the palace and medical attendance was given to the women who were still suffering from injuries There is naturally a strong demand among the French public that such a monster as Than Thai should not be allowed to remain in power In a coun try which is under the control of France, and considerable indignation is expressed that he should hava been permitted to commit such horrible atrocities without interfr rence. Undoubtedly the French Govern ment will now interfere, and probably it will now abolish the Annamite monarchy altogether and make the country a regular colony with a French government and other officials. SCAROITY OF LABOR The Cotton Fields Affard a Very Striking Illustration. Correspondence in this weeks issue of the Manufactores' Record from Atlanta, Ga., dwelling upon the ex tent of material development now un der way in the South, describes the widespread scarcity of labor hamper ing that development. It says: "Probably the most striking illus vration of the scarcity of laborers in Dhe South is seen in the cot ton fields. During a trip of over a hundred miles hrough an lmportant cotton region n Georgia and A',b3.ma, a vry care ul count was made of the number of wtton pickers seen, and the total as 14, when, judging by the distance ;raveled and the cmndition of the cot on needing immediate piecing, there mught to have been more nearly 1, :00. "Another illustration Is given in ihe fact that the roposed exoosition n Atlanta scheduled for 1910 has een abandoned, iot because of the nability to secure the money, but be ause it was made clear to the organ nizers of it that it would be practi ally impossible to secure laborers to reot the buildings. Every contractor nthe city is.crowdedito thelutmcst to are of regular work, every manufac .uring enterprise is likewise short of aborers and the country at large Is so iusyI hatilaborr3 3ould not be brought a from elsewhere. - "This scarcity of labor is most pro tounced in the inability of railroads o carry out much needed improve ents. There is scarcely a railroad a the South that is not swamped ith business. Of some of the lead ng systems it might almost be said hat they are practically broken down rom inability to handle with any de ree of prompt,.ess either passenger r freight traffic. Many thousands f cars, many hundreds of locomotives nd many thonsands of miles of dou ile track are needed if the railroads of he South are in any way whatever to easure up to the growing business head of them. "Given a fair supply of labor, the alroads could increase their faCili ies to such an extent as to be able to tandle business, but to do this not imply millions, but tens of millions, ossibly some hundreds of millions, aust be expended before the railroads f the central South can begin to Atch up with the development and in rease of travel and traffla through t that section. Given the same air supply of labor, it is entirely ossible for the South to increase the -msumption of aotton in its own mills 00,000 bales next year and steadily xpand this industry fr more rapidi y than It has done during the past, ,ud with the same fair supply of la ior the iron trade of Birmingham uld be doubled in five years, and the ..550,000 tons of today could be in reased within that persod to very teary, if not gqItte , 3 00.000 tons. ,d the coal p1adu::tion of 11.000,000 o 20,000.0)0 or more." A Thrmling Rescue. At New York liiemen made a rillng rescue of t wo men from the oof of a seven-story building and sev ral firemen and one policemen were ~ainfully burned and cut in a fire ~arly Friday which threatened to de troy an entire city block and damag d to the extent of 8100.000 the uildings at 334, 340 and 342 Stanton treet. For almost half an hour, Sol mon Jahmark and Maron Singer. ho hai been alitep in one of the >uilding anad were awekened by the imoke, stood on the roof of .ne of the uildings waving their hands wildly hd imploring the people below to iave them. The di mes were eating iway the cornice work upon which hey were stand'rg and it seemed bat they much perish, but they were :escued,in time. Soalde di to Death. Five persons wrere scalded to death y a column of escaping steam from a aroken boiler drum in a sugar hcuse ear Vacherie, La., Wednesday. Toe cene of the tragedy, the Shell Hill plantation, is remote frcm t lagraph 3ommunications and details o-f tile ex. plosion reached here tconight. Tae lead are; Alexander Stein, Augustin e'algoust. Obas. Ojkman, Stephante Iartinez, seven years old, and a ne ro. A hole two feet square burst in the boiler drum, .which stood for years n the sugar house. The sugar nouse was ilileid with steam and when found the three men, the girl and the negro, were still alive, but fatally burned and in intense suffbring. L aughed at Judge. At Floyd O>urbouse, Va , the jury n the case of John I-chards, charged with the murder of his rival suitor, Maurice Francis of Roanoke, returned a verdict of murder in toe first de gree. A motion to set aside a ver dict was denied and Judge M. ftt sentmeced R chaards to hang Jan. 6 oxt. The prisoner laugned at the judge when sentence was pronounced An appeal will be t-aken. Tnis vr as the third trial of the case and listed two and a half weeks. The former rials resulted in hung juries, Francia was shot from ambush while driving in a buggy to visit bis fiancee. Spider Sik. Silk woven of spiders' thread is more glossy and brilliant than that obtained from the silk worm. A scientific experimenter once drew from the body of a single spider near ly two miles of thread. II is very trittle wuen dry, however, and all at temp as to work it into silk goods have e niuly failed. 80ME BLACK SAINM[. & STORY THAT IS HARD TO BE IJIEVE. How Some Sofalled Faith Curist Allowed a Child to ]Die from Neglect. A dispatch from Florence to The News and Courier says the arrest- of E. P. Stokes, the member of the 'Faith Care Band," at that place, on Saturdahv, week upon a warrant sworn out before Magistrate B. S. Smith, by Mr. Manly F. Morris, has been the subject of discussion among a number of the pec ple since it happened. This is the third arrest that has been made in this State on a warrant charging the parents of children wlo were suffering and in need of medlca: attantion and died without bavirg such treatment. The first case wi.. the one at Darlington, the other at Anderson and now comes Florenci County with the third case. The case at Florence, which was re ported last week Is one that will cer tainly. go into the Courts. From one who is in a position to know the following facts were obtain ed. Mr. E. P. Stokes, who runs a good se;zed farm about three miles west of the city, is the father of ten chil. dren. His wife is living, and both of them are very clever people. Tne caild that was taken Ill about a week before its death was a bright ittle boy of about 9 years. The da) before it died the litle fellow lay in a comatose condition for several hours. Some of the neighbors called at the Stokes home to assist, as best they could, and to sit up during the night In the early part of the night it is stated that the little fellow was rest ng quietly and opened its eyes. The abher asked him if he was better, but no response was made. He then asked the child it it thought It was saved, and still the child did not re ply to the question. Th father the. cold the little boy that he had sent after the "saints," and when they arrived that they would pray for him and he would get well. Later in the night there was an alarm at the door, and upon its being opened in walked the "saints" allud ad to by the child's father. There were three of tnem, two black negrt. women and one black negro man The neighbors who nad gone to spen the night and assist in nursing th. child at once secured their hats and eft the house for their homes. Next morning they were informed that the cild had died during the night ann that medical attenDion by a physiciad had never been given it. Friday Mr. Manly E. Morris, one of the neighbors of Mr. &okes, came to she city and went beloro Magistrate B. S. Smith and swore out a warrant for Stokes, and on Saturday Constable Dannis, wao was provided with the arrant, arrested !Sokes and carried tim before Magistrate Smith for a preImIary hearing, whica he waived. and Judge Smitn bound him over tu ne Oaurt of Gdoeral Sessions, placing im under a 8200 Dond. Tne magistrands warrant charged toes winn a violation of Sr~ction .135 r the Criminal Gode of South Caro The result of Stcke'sttrial will, n.. ~ouot' be watched for with a g.Leai eal of interest throughout the State, a the band of "Faitn Ogrists" in this Sate, it is said is gropaing to an ~larmng extent. Cotton seed Too Low. Professor 3. M. Johnson, cf the Jniversity of Georgia, says that 816 per ton is low water mark for tailo ear's cotton seed crop. Prof John ion figures that each dollar put on to he seiling price of seed means an in. crease of 85,500,000 to the farmers of the South. At present prices of cot Lon oil and meal the farmer should get at least 818 for their seed, whien nounts to 85 per ton less to the armer on each ton that he seils for 813, or a loss over twenty-five million ollars on the whole crop of the South. This loss on seed in one seas on would put up enough ware ouses to take care of half the cotton rop of the whole South. Tae Fir mre Union experiments lass year ;roved tnat ground cotton seed paid early 825 per ton under, cotton ann or. Farmers, don't sell your sea or six or eignt dollars per ton less nan the seed is worth for fertilizer Barmers must look more after the usiness side of their farming for heir own interest and quit taking dne other man's figures on every thing. Died or Die Wounds. Dr. Eph W. Foster. o1 Union, who shot himself about two weexs ago died n Wednesday. He was cosncicus lmost to the last and when he be sme aware that his condition was nopeless, he told the physicians tha: ey could Dot save him and tnat he was prepared to die. Dr. Fostier was 24 years of age. He was prepared for college in the public schools of Union and after a course ate Clemson gradua ted from the University of Mary land's dental college. Es was very popular and was captain of the loal minitar; company. His i ather,,whio is a wealth .v amer, is almost heart-broken ano is mother is prostrated. He is sur vived by a brother who is chief elec trcan at Neal Sa.oals and three sis ters. He WA., a member of the Meth odist church, and the funeral was conducted from Grace church Taura Will Be Hung. Arthur P. Glover, a married man, was convicted in Augusta, Gi.., on Tuesday of murdering Maude Dean, a dvorcel woman, in the S&bley mill on October 195h, the cause being j~a. ousy. He Is the first white man bonl tenced to hang in Richmond county since 1870. Wanted tu Lyr ch Them. Four negroes were carried to Little Rock, Ark., on Monday from Coniway county and confined In ths penitentiary wU says eneir oslng lyncaed1. Tney n4L' tred on several wuite People on Suo day night, killing Wiliam Moore and ndng n J oteva Jones. SIGNED THE WRONG NAME And N ,w is Wanted to Correct This slight Oversight. "Hello! Is that the office of the re ports? Well I just wanted you tc put a 'wan& id 'I n the paper fcr me. Listen carefully now and I will read it to you. The reporter turned to get his lead pencil and made a mental 'vow to be just as polite as he could be-for it is the bare cf a reporter's exiesence t' be forced to receive "want-adds" over .he 'phone after the "business office bad closed." Pencil andp: per secured, We reporter turned like L mart;r tc the phone. "WANTED-Informatlon as to the whereabouts of a young man who Pig r. ed the wrong name to a check, got I& cashed and has not been seen since. Dascrip-ion-" As these words came >ver the 'phone the reporter hid vi I ons of a "story" and his face beamed with pleasant expections. "Now how would you Sx it about he description?" asked the informant it the other end of the 'phone. But by that time the reporter had recov- I red f rcm his fit of ennui and was all attention. "Dont bother to dictate 4be description," he answered joyful v, "just give me the particulars and : will write out the advertisement for c rou." "Well, you see it was just this I iray," continued the voice at the 1 ither end of the line. "Raymond 0 bcGuire, a young man about 22 years Z 1 age signed the name of A. M. Tea i ue to a check, secured 830 on it fror L main street merchant and has not s leen seen since." The story, as further unraveled, Is 4 c the effect that this young man who I s a printer and has been working at - artsville, came here in June, and I lut of kindness Mr. A. IL Teague, c ormarly of Newberry, took the un orunate young man to his home at t l108 Oik street. For McGaire could ind no place to stay and he is a crip- a le. He is 22 years of age, bump sked, has a mole on right side of G ace, has light colored hair and blue a yes with a Equint. He came to CO- 0 mbia looking for work, It Is said. L le made application for work at Thu tate office. It Is said that McGuire had been 9 ant to this store several times by Mr. Deague to get checks cashed. The t oung fellow saw a chance to work a b ecpt!on and did so. It Is said, fur- i ermore, that another boy from A Aaverley is masing and is believed to 1 ave gons Lff ivith McGuie.-The 4 tat:. _ _ _ _ _ TB..HAMPONMTONUMNIT. 0 'he SuperbiPiece of Bronz: Raised Ready lor Unveiling. The State says nearly everythi g in readiness for the unveiling of he Hampton monument and from a Low on the commission will be busy a ranging the elaborate programme d 'or Nov. 20, Wednasday the mas a lve bronze horse and rider were t laced in position on top of the bask si ad brass railing around the monu- A ent was being set. . I think it is the handsomest monu ment I have ever seen," remarked a harman Marshall of the commesin. a r. B-ackstuhl, the sculptor; was also o elgated with its appearance. The. ase, he says, has not an cqpal Ins a he country and Is far supetrlor to a e base on the L~gan statur a rhich has heretofore been considered s: he handsomest on this side of the tantc. The beautirul polished el arble, with the brass plates and al atterng, is a fitting relief to the fig- ia ire mounted on the top. As Mr. I~ckstnal did not in person prepare 11 ie base he may be permitted tOo o 2limet the work of others.. There was discussion and a kind of si hearsal yesterday in regard to the nveiling. Mr. Enckstul' showed e tow the canvas should he draped over j he figure and how those who were o elected to remove liais covering ould pull the strings. The commis a ion has selected the granddaughters o iGen. Hamptom for this part of a ie ceremony. Tuesday Col Marshall wrote a Ltrong letter to the Associated Bill- c lays of the Carolinas and Yirginia a ~ointng out that there would be a rery large attendance and It was nec e seary to grant very low railroad a :ates, State Superintendent of Elucation Iartin will issue a circular, letter to a fe schools and colleges of the State, irging a full attendance at the exer-a 3lses as soon as the program is an-c ~ounced. Gen. Wille Jones said Tuesday that i e would try to get every militlmina a Scth; Carolina to come. Therea ~houd be,10,000 visitors at Columbia or this great oocason," he said. Takes Darmng Voyage. While making preliminary arrange nents for his ascension at the fair rounds at Augusta. on Wednesday Dr. JTulan P. Thomas, the famous ieronat, became entangled In a tele ~raph wire. In a last effort to loose It, Dr. Thomas cut the fastening and de ballooD rapidly mounted higher anto the air with him hanfginlgin the ropes. He was carried thousands of feet ina southeasterly- direction. The balloon fell in an open field about six iles from the rair grounds. Except for a few minor bruises, Dr. Thomas was none tbe worse for his experience. ae returmed in a buggy furnished by a farmer. Dr. Thomas was without basket or ballast on his trip. ought, to &aag -im At Fitzgerald, Ga, Beason Hand lay, cnarged with poisoning his wife, vvas convicted Friday of murder in the firat degree with a rec~mmnenda ife izmpri5ofm8i- Handley and his wife were prminenltly connected and bad only boen max rled two weeks when Mrs. Handley died. surwoIi.n street. At PhiladelphIa E. Easlee Jones, ze~nber of wholesale liquor firm, shot aief in the head walking on a treet in the business section of the city. He was quickly disarmed and crried to a hospital, but died before reaching the institution. Ill health is said to have been the cause of his micide. LIONESS BITES A Woman Before An Audience Of Five lundred THE FURIOUS BFAbT Siaks Her Tceth in the Tamer's Cheeks as She Puts Her -Head In HerJaws!.and is Res. cued by Hard Work. Mme. Emme Schel, a profeasonal IOU tamer, famed almost as much for ier beauty as for her daring, stopped 1o wave a greeting to her cheering udleLce before she put her head Fr1ihintheja*sofa lioness at Huber's duseum in New York on Thursday ivening, and that second of dely sa xdher life. The New York American ives the following account of the In Ident: The great rows of teeth snapped agether and Mme. Schell i1s in Belle rue Hospital with both cheeks nearly dtten off by the maddened beast and Ler beauty is so marred that she will ievar euter a lion cage again. Mme. Schell's appearance has been arawing card at the Fourteenth treet museum for two weeks. Sev iral times each day she has entered he cage to compel the lion and lion as to do the tricks she had -taught hem. Her daring was considered narvellous, for the two beasts she layed with are only half tamed, and he lioness especially is ferocious. Eirly last evening, before an audi acn of 500 persons, nearly all of them romen and children, Mie. Sohell en ered the cage with nothing but a bort waip to protect her. As she pened the door, the female sprang at er, but she cowed the brute with rhip lashes, closed the gate and be an to put the lions through their aces. Though both growled and roared at imes, both obeyed-the commands of he menacing whip and Mme Sohell 3t her audience into a whirlwind of pplause when she mode both beast a singie file, walk over herprestrate dy, then leap back again to the orner of the cage, where they bediently stood upon their- hind sgs. The climax comes in the inale rhen the lion tamer drives the lion ss into the centre of the stage, open Ls jaws with her hands and thru3ts er unprotected head inside. It took minutes of prodding by her ssistant onside the den to force the gry lioness from her corner Wednes Ly night. Then she sprang out with great leap and would have felled er mistress with a blow of hei mas ve paw if a stinging blow of the hip had not subdued1ier. But even a she raised herself sulkily upon her ar legs, she snapped savagly at her siner and the whip had to be. used osparingly before she was again rought into submiminn. Then Mmne. Schell opened the huge toutn with her hands, ran her fiagers long the two rows of glistening teeth. nd bent her head to thrust it between tie menacing jaws. She stopped to bow smilingly at tie audience and wave her hand, a all performers do before attempt ig a hanardous feat. The bow and the smile saved her fe for at that Instant the lioness,. icth a fearful roar, thrust its paws pon her, shoulder and hurled its ethL in her leffs cheek. 'The woman shrieked and stagger 1 Dack: the beast lunged, with open Lws, as her head again and tore her ther cheek.. Then, as it was about to spring pon her for the third time, she brew up her hands and fell, uncon 3ious. The audience, horrizied, nled rom the building. Mmne. Schell would have been torn a pieces but the lion, who had been rowling in his corner, sprang for rard, and attacked the frenzied lion as. ~While they fought gnasnilng nd clawing at each otner across the age, women in the audience fainted, wile even the men bolted for the treet. A moment later the tamers assist nt; rev'diver and prodding pole in tand, had thrown open the door and Lshed in. Hefireda dozenshotsatrhe aging lions, jabbed wien the pole ad succeeded in forcing them apari nd into diff erent corners. Then he carried one uncanlscious roman outside and attaches of the auseum sumoned a Bellevua amnbu ance. Mmne. Sohell was carried to nie hospital, stid unCOnscOious. Sur eons put twelve stitches in the gap ng wound in her right cheek and ighteeni in the torn fiesh of one oth r. They said she would recover. Bonl weevIMarening on. Search to determine wnersher the' loll weevil has crossed the Mississippi iver from Lanlkiana inso sne Stase f Mississippi was begun Wednesday in he vicinity of Natchez by offiials of he coWP pest comm.issi n of she State. Lt the beginning of tne year it was anounced by government experts hat the weevil would probaby make bs irst crossing of the Missippi his fall, as it was agreed that tht iver would prove no barrier to they let's eastward progress; Bmcent cold' reather, however, has retarded 4he nigration and the present search is onducted under sne nope snas she toevil may be found still confined to me western side of the river. Sally Corbett, - a colored girl was dlled on Wednuesday morning u4 last week by. failing from a wagon near Er. J. MI. Bell's ples just out of D~rangeburg. Sne was in a wagon with i, ninoer of otner people on their way to pier conson when thae norses be ame somewhat fractious and the peo ple in tao wagon jumped oaa. The unfotinate gAil in jumng out in ,ure.1 nerweif so badly tnat sne died in a few noury.