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VOL. XXI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1907. NO. 47.
HOTELS BURNED And Many Guests Turned Out And Had to Leave. AT OLD ORCHARD, ME. Two Lives Lost and Five Persons Injured in Conflagration at Old Orchard, Maine-Soda Tank Ex plosion Blows Man's Head Off Visitors Compelled to Leave by Lack of Accommodations. Two lives were lost and five per sons were injured, three seriously, as a result of the fire which swept through Old Orchard. Maine, Thurs day night, causing a loss estimated at $800,000. The dead: Philip Partridge, 24 years old, of Pittsburg, Pa., struck by Boston & Maine train at Kennebunk and killed while on way to fire. Unidentified man, killed by explo sion of soda tank; head blown off. The injured: Rev. Rufus H. Jones, pastor Trin ity Episcopal church. Saco, Me.; M. T. Morrill, Salem, Mass. Unidentified man, probably fatally hurt by tank explosion. Samuel Emerson of Old Orchard. M;s Alice Minard, severely bruis ed by being thrown from carriage at Kennebunk while on way to Old Or chard with Philip Partridge, who was killed. Seventeen summer hotels, 60 cot tages and a score of buildings occu pied by stores were destroyed. The explosion -which caused so many injuries occurred in Horgan's drug store on Old Orchard avenue. It is believed that the fira started from an overturned lamp in the an nex of the Hotel Olympia. The total insurance on the burned property, it is understood, will not exceed $150, 000. The water supply is getting very low and it is feared the residents may suffer from the lack of water. As a result of the fire the season at Old Orchard is brought to an ab rupt close, as only one large hotel. the Old Orchard, remains. All trains including several extras, were packed with persons leaving the shore. The people who were driven from the hotels were compeiled to spend the night on the beach. TRIED AN) FINFA) BY PHONE. Wyoming Man Satisfied Justice Over Wire, Saving Journey. Tried, found guilty, and sentenced over the telephone was the unique way in wnich Miles Fitzgerald satis fied justice at Cheyenne. Judge W. I P. Carroll, of that city, has just finished this cases, saving at the same 1 time a trip of fifty miles over the 7 mountains for the principals in the C proceeding. t Albert Bristol and Fitzgerald, of Bear Creek. had a fight and Dristol called by telephone and asked for a3 warraxit for Fitzgerald. Judge Car-C roll granted the warrant and tele-4 phoned Fitzgerald to come in for trial. Fitzgerald replied that he was too busy, and asked that a hearing be given him over the phone. Arrange-J ments were made. attorneys obtained I by both men, and the case came to trial, the lawyers appearing before the court in Cheyenne. while both men remained at the ranch. Testimony was heard over the phone, and then bota lawyers made their plea. Judge Carroll fined Fitz gerald $15. and he agreed to mall a check for the amount. SHOULD BE SWUNG. Negro Boys Charged With Assault ing Colored Girl. At Annopolis, Md., Leroy Haste. aged seventeen, and James Harris. eighteen, both colored, were comn mitted to jail, without bail, by Jus tice John N. Davis. the charges be ing assault upon Lottle Brooks. fourteen years old, of the same race. The offense is alleged to have been committed on the night of July 4. The girl is employed in the home of one of the professors at St. John's college, and was returning from her work. She testified that she was seized by the colored youths while she was in a lonely section of the town, and tnat she was assaulted by both. At the ..earing ,..ae girl positively ide.ntified both of the accused. Both denied every statement. A numbe of persons. however. testified in cor roboration of certain points of the girl's story. The girl is neat in ap pearaance and decidedly above the average in intelligence. KILLED BY LITTLE FALL. After Climbing to Dizzy Heights for Twenty Years.I The New York American says "Steeplejack" Bill Anderson. after 20 years of climbing to the top of the loftiest towers and most dangerous fiagstaffs in New York, with never a slip nor fall, was killed by a pretty little drop of six feet the other day. It was an odd end to a steeple jack's career. Bill laughed when he tackled the six foot job,. It was to paint a pole on the roof of the HotelI Belmont. The pole base if only a tall man's height above the roof. Bill ran up the short ladder like an ordinary citizen would run upstairs. But as he turned to call to an as sistant he lost his balance for the first time in his life, and plunged head first to the paved roof. He died in a New York Hospital ambulance from the results of a fractured skull. HEROlC GIRZ. DROWNS. She Tried to Save a Boy But Both Perished. Miss Edith Gregor of North Attle boro. Mass., and Clyde Morrison. the eight-year-old son of James Morrison of Fairmouth. Mass., were drowned in a small pond Friday after a heroic effort by the young woman to save the boy. The 'lad fell in and Miss Gregor plunged after him. Before assistance could reach her, she sank with the boy tightly clutched in her arms. GENERAL SUMTER. A Monument to His Memory Un veiled at Statesburg. Mr. H. A. M. Smith, as Orator of the Day, Delivered Historical Address of Great Interest and Value. The monument to General Thomas Sumter in the cemetary at States burg, where this Revolutionary sol dier and early American statesman lies buried, was unveiled on Wednes day of last week in the presence of a large gathering of South Carolinians and with interesting and brilliant ex ercises. The little town of States burg was more lively Wednesday than at any time of Its history and the occasion will be notable in the an nals of Sumter county. The Charleston contingent, includ ing the regular troops from the artil lery post at Fort Moultrie, accompan ied by the band, arrived early in the morning, coming by way of the At lantic Coast Line on a special train which was run to Seale's Siding, from which point the trobps, three hundred in number, marched and the other members of the party rode to Statesburg. A number of people came to Claremont on the Southern railway, and were conveyed from that station to Statesburg. At 11 o'clock the procession was formed in the grove of the Gen. Sum er Memorial Academy, and marched rom there to the cemetary, the reg lars leading with their band. and rollowed immediately by the Sumter ight Infantry with the Second Regi- i nent band of Sumter. the whole gath ring of people following the mili ary. Arriving at the grave the invoca ion was pronounced by Rev. H. H. 'ovington, of Sumter. and the monu nent was unveiled, the cords releas ng the draperies being pulled by Mrs. . Herbert Haynesworth and Miss eatrice Sumter, great-great-grand aughters of Gen. Sumter, the bands >laying stiring military airs. TI'he procession then reformed and :he whole assemblage returned to the t ,rove, whence it had started, there to arry out the program of the exer- I ises. The chairman of the monument ommittee, Col. J. J. Dargan, called he gathering to order and introduced lov. Ansel as the presiding officer of he oceasion. The Governor made a t ,rief address on assuming the chair. Ion. Richard I. Manning. of Sumter, I hen introduced former Gov. A. J. t 4onatague, of Virginaa, who deliver- t d a most interesting and eloquent a ddress. The orator of the day, Hon. H. A. r . Smith, of Charleston, was present d by Hon. Marion Moise. of Sumter, nd delivered an extended and admir- a mble address. d He reviewed the services of Gen. c umter, recounting his military ex- t loits which won him the title of the I Gamecock" from his admiring Brit h foes, and his services as a states nan in the Legislature of South Car lina and in the House of Representa- 5 ives and the Senate of the United a tates. t Mr. Smith's address was a most aluable contribution to the historyr f the State and is probably the most omplete record of the life and ser r 'ices of Gen. Sumter, which has evex )een prepared. After music by the bands. follow g the address of Mr. Smith. Gov. ~nsel read a letter from President oosevelt, written for the occasion. ~ aying tribute to the services of Gen. v umter. BOYS HAVE "BLACK HAND." ~ C dit Threatening to Kill Youth Un- y less Mother Paid-. Charged with attempted blackmail t Lnd with sending threatening letters brough the mails, two fifteen-year-1 ld boys were arrested early Wednecs lay morning by Acting Captain O ' )ay, of the East Twenty-second St., ~tation, New York and sent to the hildren's society for safe keeping intil their cases can be tried in the hildren's court. The boys gave their names as C eter Boyle. of 241 East Twenty 'irst street. and Palmer Murcha, rfI 29 East Twenty-first street. It Is harged that these boys, who were Iragged out of bed by the police shortly after midnight. had written a ~hreatening letter to Mrs. A. C. Bchupp, of 204 East Twenty-first ttreet, demanding ,10 and threat ~ning to "take away your son and kill him" if the money failed to be orth-coming when a "man with aI green necktie and a w~ te Cal)" pass d her stoop on the night of Saturday The letter read as follows: "Dear Madam: If you don't aive $100 to a man with a green necktie and a white cap who will pass~ by your stoop tonight at 10 o'clock. our son wini be taken away and kil ed."Beware." The boys admitted to the p)olice that they were guilty. END)S HiS LIFE. After Telling His Children to be Good to Mother. Only a ~few minutes after he had cautioned his two daughters always I to be good to their mother, Henry Francel, forty-eight years of age, a painter, of No. 55 West One Hun ded and Fourteentn street New York, ended his life by swallowing carbolic acid. His daughter Bedle, twelve, and Etta. eight, thought his remarks strange, and called their mother. When she arrived. ..rancel assured her he had only a snort time to live. Then he went to the bathroom and took the acid. He was dead when the doctor arrived. Business troubles are given as the motive. LIGHTNING SPLITS TONGUE. Man Strange'ly Mangled b~y Bolt From the Sky. In the midst of a terrific electric' strBird Blackburn. a prosperous famrof Hanover county, Va.. was struck dead while loading his cart. Blackburn was in his cornfield.: about 200 yards from his home when Ihe was killed. His tongue was split. Iboth jaw bones broken and his neck and chest badly burned. Leander Blackburn. a son, was on the cart a few feet away. He was not evn stunned.. WATSON'S PLAN For the Farmers to Protect Their Best Interests. SAYS HE WILL HELP In the Fight and Urges Nadonal Pol icy for Organization-Says Far mers Should Work Along Lines of the Old Farmers Alliance-Thinks the Movement Will March Steadily On. At White Oak camp grounds, near Thomson, Ga., Hon. Thomas E. Wat son was the guest of honor of the Farmer's Union. He addressed an audience of some 1,000 or 1,200, in luding people of five counties, Mc Duffie, Lincoln, Wilkes, Columbia and Warren. 1hey had met under the iuspices of the Farmers Education )1 and Co-onerative Union. . . . . . . The burden of Mr. Watson's ad Iress was that the Farmer's Union nust have a national scope, a nation t1 creed national principles and a na ional purpose. "The Farmer's Union is going to leclare the same principles and make he same fight attempted by the old ' Farmer's -- A.ance, and in that fight I am going to help," he said. I He is convinced that the time has 3 ome when this organization. embrac- I ng in its membership 1,200,000 far- I ners. cannot be held togeth'er by the estricted plans and narrow purposes thich now prevail. In beginning his address Mr. Wat- I on said: , "In 'Memoirs of General SamE )ale,' who was one of the officers in I harge of the Indians that were be- f ng removed from Alabama and Geor- r ,ia, we are told in a most touching t ray of the love those red men bore - his beautiful land. "General Dale relates that not only 9 he women and children heartbroken rih grief at having to give up their I tomes. but that the warriors them elves were utterly unmanned. Stoi- i al braves who would have died un- C er torture without a groan broke I own and cried like children I .-hen the United States soldiers came r o march them off to the West. Gen- N ral Dale sa-ys that after the Indians e ad been collected and started on heir long journey, they would re- e urn, each right, to their homes, to li ee them once more. This was kept ' p until the camp was pitched forty 11 tiles away. t, "In all the wide world the stars of 831 looked down upon no sight : iore pitiful than that of these chil- a ren of the forest, stealing out of amn at night to walk back twe.ty, S birty and forty miles, to get one la.;t E )ok at the humble cabins which had 0 een tieir homes. e "But who need wonder that the b ndians loved this Southern land? b Chere did the smile of God, on Cre- s tion's morning, rest more radiantly han upon this marvelous clime of t be green field and cloud-topped 1 lountains, of shadowy forest and f erdant valley, of dimpled lake and a ushing river? 't "The red men loved it--loved it 0 'ith all their simple hearts. t "They loved it well enough to r h~t for it. They never gave it up ntil every battlefield upon which bey could muster an army was red tith their blood. "But they lost their homes, never beless--why? Because in the subtler ombat of mind against mind they rere no match for the whites. The ale face deceived his red brother. rhen the Indians were the strongest. t ad when at length the whites were c be stronger, the red men had to give a p their homes. t "Brethern of the South! Will you ~ earn nothinig from the past? Have C ou no eyes to see what is going on? r )o you not realize that in the war of C rits you are losing ground? Will you I ever u'iderstand that national poli ies and laws can be so shaped as to a ive all the advantage to one class, "r ne section? Is it impossible for you I o learn that special privilege always I ives at the expense of the unprivi- 1 aged-is a deadly parasite that will ' ap) the live of the noblest tree? r "Use your eyes. Look about you. I ee things as they are. Where is the ulk of the wealth of the nation? C "In that portion of it which nature lid the least for-New England"? Iow did bleak, barren New England ome to be so rich? She made the t aws to suit herself, and these laws f ook the prosperity' of the South and I Vest and gav'e it to the capitalists of I he East and North. "W\ho owns your railroads? The Corth. Your mills? The North. Your( >anks? The North. Your mines? The Corth. There isn't a merchant. bank 'r. miner. manufacturer, farmer or 'airoader in the South that doesn't. av'e to depend on the North for mon 'y. Yet the most of that money was nadle in the South and West. The inancial currents which flow WVest mnd South fronm lew York, first flow-l ed in New York from the South and A'est. Practically none of that wealth ras creatod in New York. "Conside" .' e laws which the nan. .': .s of the North have ntade for themselves. These cali talists are lprotected from outside, :-ompeCtit ion: they monopolize the tome market: they form a trust to1 :lictate output and price, and they ell their' goods abroad cheaper than; att honme. "What is the result? "'They are making yearly a net profit of $2,800.000.000, which is twvo billions more than S per cent upont the money invested. "Think of it After allowing them seIl'es a clear' income of S per' cent upon their investment, they comp~el the consuimer' of manufactured goods to yield to them a yearly tribute of two thousand millions of dollars! "Thus every man. woman and child in America is taxed about $25 per year t~o give special privilege to the manlufacturer. On every family of five, this is a crushing burden of| $125 per' year-and it is nothing more than shameless. heartlcsss con fiscation" Int speaking of the effect of this -yvstemt MIr. Watson said: "Under this diabolical system of national taxation. John D. Rocke feller, worth his $5,000.000,000. pays no areater sum toward the support of the national government than many a two-horse' farmer pays. Under any decently fair system of taxation. Rockefeller would pay five hundred thousnd times more taxes to the GREATLY SHOCKED. The Odd Experience of a Phila delphia Woman. Turned on Light and Found Burglar to Be a Man From Whom She Had Been Divorced. To be confronted by the form of a crouching burglar, to fire at him, and then to flash up the light and findher self face to face with a man from who she had been divorced in Cali fornia, such was the dramatic ex perience of Mrs. Richard Smith, of 327 West York street, Philadelphia, Thursday. It happened at about 3 o'ock in the morning. Mrs. Smith's husband is a traveling man at present on the road. She was sleeping in her house with her three children. Awakened by the noise of someone moving about in her room, Mrs. 3mith saw the shadow of a man's igure near the bedroom. Reaching 1 tuder her pillow. she dew out a evolver, and, raising herself on the ed, fired. ihe bullet crashing into he doorjamb and a man's voice yell "Don't shoot!" Mrs. Smith reached to the side of he bed and turned a switch that Lashed up the lights. She saw the ace of a man standing in the door vay. She gave a scream as she 1 ecognized the features and dropped 0 er revolver. Whether or not the il nan recognized her, she does not now. As he saw her drop-the pis o he made a jump for the stairs, leared them in three or four bounds a nd bolted from the house. f, Mrs. Smith summoned the police b y telephone, and when they reached R er house, told her story. She declar- t1 d positively that she recognized the v ian as William Benson, about forty- e ve years old, e.nd that the shock of n ecognition made her drop the Pis- h >l. She told the police that she was California girl and had married h enson in Sacremento. He was, she h sserted, the black sheep of a we:- S nown family, his father having been I wealthy "Forty-niner" and his E rother today being a well-known cit- ti ren of the California city. She de- ti ared Benson had been convicted of ]I ighway robbery in California. Under G er divorce from him she had mar- h ed her present husband, who Is a nell-known resident of the north- ci astern section of that city. a Mrs. Smith was completely unnerv- ti d by her experience. "Now that he nows where I am, I am afraid he Pi ill come back and murder me, as erhaps he actually sought me out , do me harm," she told the police. i I had put him completely out of my T fe and to encounter him in such dramatic matter is terrible." h The police of the Fourth and York reets station say they think that B enson was not aware of the identity w the resident of the house which he c2 ntered. "It was just an accident that ( e should have broken into the dom ile of his former wife," the police 1 a7- hi They are working on the theory at he is the man wanted for jail -eaking by the autnorities of Cali rnia. They have sent out. a general hi arm for the man with his descrip- ~ on. A police guard is being kept n Mr's. Smith's house in case the in uder should make any attempt to t ~turn. OUTRAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA. h tc a1 he Daughter of Wealthy Farmer s< st Assaulted by Fiend. A special dispatch from Salisbury. si .C., to The News and Courier says. e sheriff of thiat county, number of i ficial officers and a posse of citizens tI e scouring the surrounding coun-t y for a negro who Thursday made e. n attack upon Mrs. D. W. Tesler, ti aughter of one of the wealthiest 1 en in this county. It is a foregone melusion that the black man will be ~ nched if caught. Mrs. Tesler was; on her way to visit ' neighbor, when the negro accosted er at a small creek near her home. e took a bottle containing a pungent luid from his pocked and ordered A er to drink it or be killed. Mrs. esler took the bottle and started to n, screaming for help at the top of er voice,. The black brute pursued and s ught her and threw her into the F reek. Mrs. Tesler made her way ut of the water only to again fall to the clutches of the negro. who ok her to a touse some distance5s om the road. She found her way g, ome in an exh austed condition six c tours after she had left. She is un- b lle to say what occurred after the egro took her to the house near the reek. t C--<tNT COU'RT. gain V'oted lDown in Richland Coun- c ty by Large Ma.jority- d The election for the establishment 1 ' a county court in Richiand county 0 'as defeated be~ an over-whelmingr Imajoriy Thursday. The same prop sition was defeated two years ago tnd was brought up in a different orm~ this time. by a special act of the ~ ist legislature. ederal government than are paid by t farmer who is worth one thousand f lollars. But, under the policy, the t arer may pay more than Rocke- 1: elle-the tax not being paid upon C nome. or accumulated wealth, but ipon the amount of manufactured a:'- I ies consumed. Thus the literal truth is that our t national government does not tax 1 'ea!rh at all. It allows the rich thet enefit of special privilege which not :mlv exempts them from nat'onal axation. but permits them to tax he unprivileged." InL speaking of the part the farm rs' Union should play, Mr. Watson ;aid. "The Farmers' Union is but the re nearat ion of the Farmers' Alliance 'rhe new order takes the place of the ,ld. The prophet dies. but the word ives Trhe flag which one brave stand 'd hearrer drops from his dying hand mother catches up and carrie~s on. "And so. under the blessings of the Most High. the Farmers' Union wlll march on. until it plants its victori ous banner on the walls which the Farmers' Alliance was not permitted1 to storm. "Rome was not built in a day. 'Try. try again,' is the watchword of all prgess individual or collective." TRUNK MYSTERY. Of Monte Carlo Solved at Last by Confession Df the Man and Woman in Whose Possession t Was Found Over in France. The authorities of France were ::onfronted by a perplexing problem n a trunk mystery, unearthed in Vlarseilles, some ten days ago. Mr. nd Mrs. Goold, an elderly couple rere traveling with the dismembered >ody of a woman in their trunk and ier head and feet in a satchel, were ;ubjected to a process of "cooking" n the hope that they would tell about he crime. The woman is French, he man English, and the murdered voman. a Swede. Finally Goold broke down and onfessed to the magistrate. He re ated coolly all the details of the orrible crime. He alone had slain he woman, he declared, and it was te who cut up her body, although lis wife helped him pack it away in heir baggage. After this had been one they both agreed to journey to farseilles, where they planned to ast the body into the sea. Mrs. Violet Goold also confessed er part in the crime. bne said her usband had promised to give Emma evin the sum of $100. but she de 1anded $100 more. To this Mr. ooid objected, and said he would ot pay the extra hundred. Thereup n Emma Levin abuseu Aim. Referr ig to what happened next, Goold, in is confession, says: ."I had been drinking, and becom ig angry I seized a hunting knife nd buried it in Emma's back. She 1ll dead. The next day I dismem ered the body with a saw and a nife, and placed the torso in a -unk and the head and legs in a alise. I only stabbed the woman ace. The other wounds on her body Lust have been caused by packing er in the trunk." .Referring to his famity, Goold said is grandfather was a baronet and is father an Irish magistrate. He Lid he bad at one time served secret on the .Irish Land Commission in ublin.. In 1893 he moved to Mon eal, where he says he made a for me. He then went to Holland, and ter moved to Monte Carlo. - airs. oold corrobrated everything her sband said. The murder was unearthed by ac- C dent. Blood oozing out of a trunk t : the Marseilles railroad station at- s acted the attention of a porter. He f immoned the police and the old a ople were arrested after an inspec on of their baggage. t It contained ie body of a woman. The head and t wer parts of the legs were missing. C ese were carried in a hand bag. e r. and Mrs. Goold said the murder 1 id been committed by a man named a urkes, who escaped, and that they S ere taking the body to London, Eng- I nd, to bury it without causing any f mmotion at Monte Carlo. The victim proved to be Mrs. Em- s a Livey. a Sweedish woman, widow a rich Jewish trader of Stock- d )lm. She had been residing at . onte Carlo for some time and had s en an associate of the Goolds, at S hose invitation she went to their & >me on the afternoon of the murder. 1e was never seen afterward alive. I ~ithin~ three hours she had been kill- ( I, cut to pieces and packed in af unk and made ready for shipment. 2 A niece who returned home to find 3 r aunt and uncle ready for a tri9 England, says she sat on a trunk I d chatted with the aged couple for 1 me tiae and that she noticed a S rong scent of lavender water, for a hich her aunt accounted by saying C e had upset a bottle. Death was caused by a deep stab - the breast. It is not believed by -t e police that the old man was able inflict the wound 'at the eld- t -ly couple were ab] do the cut- C ng unaided. For usc e reasons, it< believed, there is a third party in I te case. Robbery was evidently the otive for the crime. Jewels known have belonged to the dead woman ere found on Mrs. Goold's person. KNOCKS PREACHER DOWN.t n Unfortunate Difficulty Between Residents of Gainesville, Ga. At Gainesville. Ga., as the result oft dispute in the Arlington hotel 1 iortl y gefore. noon Friday. J. H. unt, a prominent banker and hotel< oprietor, knocked down Rev. J. A.I el. pastor of the Baptist church. Mr. Hunt used his fist, planting< ich a hard blow that the minister I ll to the floor in a semi-conscious mdition. Mr. Bell claims he was I idly hurt. The difficulty between the two men sai to have been the outcome of ie prosecution of J. Austin Bell, a m of the minister, by Mr. Hunt. The ) was fined $30 at the last term of i le court on the charge of disorderly )duct at the hotel.1 The Arlington hotel, where the< ifficulty occurred and where the son 1 said to have been disorderly, is 1 wned by Mr. Hunt, who is a wealthy I asident. BRIDE aT SEVENTY. arries Man Thirty Years Younger Than She Is. A grand mother. and nearly seven ' year's of age. Mrs. Mar'y Louth, a >rmer resident of New York. became e bride of William H. Becker. a lacksmith aged 40 at New Castle oni. The ceremony was per'formed by 1ev. George T. Alderson. Mrs. .J. uld and Mrs. George Gill. daugh ers of the br'ide, wer'e matrons of~ onor, and Harry B. Leuth, son of he bride, was the best man. After the wedding reception the ouple departed for Niagara Falls. s happy as though in their teens. SAflED THE GIRL. Sut Pnged to His Owni Deathi in the Lake. A dispatch from Seattle says D. C. hriver,. a book keeper in the Pirget ound National Bank, was drowned n Lake Washington. Fridlay night a an attemplt to prevent the canoe in hich he and a girl companion were oating from capsizing. She reached or a lantern behind him and tipped he boat, when Shriver. seeing the langer, plunged overboard to prevent ts capsizing. His efforts were suc :essful in saving the girl's life, but he imelf was drowned. BRUTAL MURDER A White Man Killed by a Negro at Summerville. KNOCKED HIM DOWN And Beat Him to Death With the . Bar of a Store Door, While the Proprietor of the Store Apparently Looked On Without Raising His Hand to Prevent the Brutal Mur der of an Unarmed Man. A dispatch to The News and Cour: ier says Mr. Robert H. Gra'iam of Summerville was assaulted between 8 and 9 o'clock Saturday night by Luke Chisolm, colored, and died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning without iaving regained consciousness. The assault occurred at the store of Mr. E. R. Smith, in Stallsville. Chisolm It appears, becanme offended at a re mark made by Mr. Grah' i, and knocked him down, kicking him after te fell to the floor and then beating im into unconsciousness with the bar used in fastening the front door f the store. Mr. Graham, who was a son of the ate Judge R. F. Graham, a brother )f Dr. W. F. Graham 'and a stepson )f Dr. R. A. Muckenfuss, of Sum nerville about 8 o'clock Saturday iight to go to his home in the south vestern limits of the town. About ialf an hour afterwards he entered he st&e of Mr. Smith, in Stallsville. ?When a little later, Luke Chisolm, valked into the store, Mr. Graham, 1 Lcording to the evidence, Graham I xtended his hand to him saying: 'This is a white man's hand and I t Lm going to carry you home," or l vords to that effect. Thereupon f hisolm, it is alleged, somewhat in ultingly replied, "You are drunk," nd knocked Mr. Graham down, 9 truck him with both lsts and also :icked him. L Mr. Graham and the negro scuffled n the floor and then tumbled out of he front door. One of the witfiess aid he "heard the bar- of the door all out, saw Luke Chis'jlm grab it I nd heard him hit Mr. Graham with The proprietor of the store, seeing c he parties standing at the door when 1 'hisolm entered and talking togeth- 1 r, was under the impression that the P aeeting was friendly, and turning a way to attend to a customer heard ome one shortly after fall, and look ag backwards found Graham on the oor, saw Chisolm strike him twice A -ith his fist and kick him in the ide. Mr. Smith called upon Chisolm to esist, but Chisolm ran round to rards the door, got the bar and R truck at Mr. Graham, and in a few econds they rolled out from the tore into the highway opposite. Mr. mith then closed the door and a few iinutes after went out and found Mr. |-raham lying face downwards in a rout of the store. He then went overr nd notified Mr. Robert I. Limehouse, tho lives nearby. Mr. Limehouse had the injured C aan immediately removed to his ~ .ouse, and medical assistance was ent for. Dr. J. Julian Carroll, upon rriving and examination, found a ontused wound of the left eye, ap arently produced by a fist, and a round about two inches in length on he right side of the head behind the ight ear. This wound extended r hrough the scalp and the inner and uter tables of the skull, producing a6 ompound fracture. There was also .fracture at the base of the brain uperinduced by the force of the low.t Chisolm, after the assault and rhile his victim was lying at the ~ .oor of Mr. Smith's store, endeavored ~ o have Mr. Smith let him in, stating hat he wished to talk with aism. Mr. imith replied that he had closed and rould not open again that .night. Mr. ;-raham's assailant soon after this eft the Brailsford plantation about hree mile from Summervilie, waiere te was living, and during the night was taken into custouy by a party ofI itizens who wen'. ..-ere for that pur os5e. While bringing him ,~e to ;ummerville it is stated that -sl leclared that Mr. Graham had cursed jim and struck him, and that he Chisolm) struck him back, kicked jim and after they had rolled from he store, hit aim twice in the aead vith the door bar. Magistrate Richard Cook, acting .s coroner, empanelled a jury of in luest, with Mr. William T. Mackay as oreman, which, after nearing the acts related substantially above, and he testimony of Dr. Carroll. render d a verdict that the deceased came o his death by a blow or blows on he head, inflicted by a bar in the lands of Luke Chisolm. During the day there was some ash talk, but intelligence and a de- I ire that the law should hold sway >revailed. and Chisolm was commit ed Sunday afternoon to the county ail at St. George to await rial at the Court of Sessions in )ctober. Chief Waring and the I ~ounty officials were fully alert to the ~xigencies of the situation. Mr. Graham was a man of many ~xcellent traits of character, intelli tent and kind hearted. He leaves a vidow, the daughter of Mr. L. C. 3oyle, of St. Paul's Parish, and sev wral children. FflI'E PERSONS HILLED. Bloarding House in Chicago Collapses With Fatal Results. At Chicago five persons were killed md eleven were injured, three se riously, early Friday by the collapse >f a two-story frame building at No. ;5 Fry street. occupied as a boarding aouse. Four of the victims were in stantly killed and the fifth victim jied a few minutes later in a hoslpi tal. The bodies of the dead were taken from the ruins by policemen and fire men, who risked their lives in the work, being compelled to crawl upder the building to reach the victims. The dead: Mrs. Annie Nosal. :a rears old; Kate Nosal. six-year-old daughter: John Nosal. 2O-months-old son: Albert Stehm. :::i years old. boarder: Annie Marswaranski, .2 yesold. TELLS OF KOREA. Pity Of Senator Stone Rises at Crushing Of Nation. Marquis Ito Rules By Force-Em peror and Father, Prisoners in PaI ace-Reckoning is Certain. Senator William J. Stone, of Mis souri, who spent a week at Seoul, Korea, investigating the Korean sit uation, was received in audience by the Emperor, and the Marquis Ito chaperoned him. Senator Stone, sum ming up the situation, said to a cor respondent of the St. Louis Globe Democrat: "From a Korean. standpoint the situation is pathetic. For the first :ime in my life I have seen the mail ad hand of a foreigner lay ruthlessly >ver a conquered people. One Em peror has been forced to abdicate to make place for a weakling. Both are held in practical imprisonment by heir conquerors. There is an armea Japanese force ibout the palace, and Koreans are lenied the right of access or com nunication with the palace, all but he suppliant ministers doing the bid ling of Marquis Ito, and who dare iot show themselves in the streets f Seoul without a Japanese guard. "No man, Korean or foreigner, can ave an a- dienc. with the Emperer I xcept by perrnix..,n, and in the pres nce of Mb"quis Ito. The Emperor nd his i are prisoners in their )wn palace uid the Marquis Ito is he real ru. The Government is- a espotism oi foreigners, upheld by ilitary force. "The peopre )f --,rea are overaw d, intimidatced and subdued, and rell they may be, for he who rules hem is as ruthless and as arbitrary s a savage and is supreme "It is pitiful to note the hopeless Less and helplessness of this unhap- t y people. No American could wit- E Less this tragedy without a feeling I f profound sorrow for the victim, C ut unhappily, in view of the Philip ines, the American protest is silent rom an international standpoint. "The purpose of the Japanese is to ppropriate Korea and make it a E ateway for encroachment upon a hiha. The Chinese policy of Japan , 3 one of territorial and commercial ggrandizement, and this policy is arried forward with a ruthlessness d nexampled in modern times. Right s s based on might, while the world t )oks on indifferently. t "But history is being made here, 'hich, in its ultimate and intended osequences, is far beyond the con nes of this country and involves far ore than the destiny of this unhap- t y Empire. Some day there will be, a nd must be, a reckoning." LEAPED FROM TRIAN.. t . Prisoner Hurls Himself Out of a - Car Window. The Augusta, Ga., Chronicle says P sseugers coming in on the Georgia 1 ailroad train on Thursday told of a a rim tragedy which occurred half t ay between Dearing and Sawdust, d for which the railroad authori es nor the officer in charge were in c y way to blame.a A negro prisoner was being car ed to Augusta by Sheriff Perry .of E olumbia county. The man was hand.. C ffed, and sat on the inside of a e at, by the side of the officer. While V e vestibule passenger train was e unding along at forty miles an ur, and with no word of warning e hatever, the negro leaped from the 0 indow of the coach, and was hurled P the ground eight feet below. h The nearby passengers were hor- la rstricken. Many on the same row 2 'ith the negro and his prisoner look-- 0 d far out the window to catch a t limpse of the rash prisoner, and a n w saw his body strike the ground t rith terrible force, bounce once or g ice like a -bali. and then the negro said to have fallen limp, on his 1: de, as if his neck had been broken y the fall.. CHILD KILLED. s LUto Went Over Embankment Seven g ty-Five Feet High. d 1: As a result of an automobile acci- t ent near Susquehannah, Pa., Helen d ~rush, aged 6 years. was killed, and y ree others seriously injured. The e achine which was owned by Harry ~rush, went over an embankment 75 t et high and plunged into the Sus- d uehanna river. The car was occupied by Mr. Brush y is daughter who was killed, Francis s riffin and Thomas boylan. Brush 1 'as held in the automobile; the twoi :irls were thrown out and hurled , *gainst trees. Boylan jumped from i e car when it began its .descent. I Brush was caught in the steering E ear and had a leg broken. He went i nto the river with the car but was escued by boys who were .swimming. INSANE FROM CIGARETTES. oy Tries to Do Himseslf Harm and Is in Hospital. Excessive cigarette smoaking has ade a raving maniac of "Buck" ~lover, nineteen years old, whose Lome has been with his parents on llasgow street. Portsmouth. Va. He now confined in the hospital ward f the Portsmouth jail. The young man has been acting trangely for several days, but it was iot until Wednesday that he became riolently insane. He tried to do 2 imself bodily harm, and to prevent t iis t'he police were called in. In a moment of calm he consent- i d to accompany the police to the a ail, but on the way he became sot ilent that it was necessary for the e )olice to overpower nim. HUNG HISELF kcue His Mother Told Hinm to Be- d have' Himself. Ahi Meadville. Pa., Raymond, the ;welve year old son of Hlermon Whit an. a'farmer, hanged himmself be :ause his mother scolded him. While returning from the hayfield vith his two brothers, the children )egan throwing dust at each other. 'hey were told to "behave and go ome."1 Raymond went into the barn. :libed up on the hay beam, wrapped rope around his neck and jumped ff. His neck was broken by the al. 1. BAFFLE POLICE. Captain Schneider Says Spook's Mystery is a Puzzling One. CAN'T CATCH THEM. These Invisible Being Chase People From Their Houses-The Members of One Family Flee Clad Only in Their Night Clothes-The Ghosts Bombards Houses With Bricks and Stones. "Spooks" aren't afraid of police en. At least, those that have been taunting Brown street, In George own, D. C., are rot. Despite the igilance of Capt. Schneider and his fficers, of the Seventh precinct, they -ontinue night after night their weird ,nd ghost-like tricks. The police are nable to stop the showers of gravel Lnd stones, which appear to oe the avorite means of manifestation of hese materialistic ghosts; nor are hey able to discover whenes they ome. With renewed vigor these invisible )eing visited their wrath on the help ess and terrorized denizens of Brown itreet Thursday night, and the visi ation was one that will never be for rotten. The colored people, who are he principle victims of the spookish nalevolence, were thrown into a pan s. The police are utterly mystePied,. nd the musty records of George own's ancient times do not shom a ituation quite so strange. The ghosts temporarily suspended ombardment of the outside of the wellings Thursday night and sought > play pranks in several of the hous s, where the occupants were hidden >me of them in closets. The family f "Spike" Hampton fled into the treets to get out of the way of. a host, which, they claim, was stalk g from one room to another. The Hampton family say that hid ous sounds were heard in the house ortly after dark. While Hampton ras half asleep, he declared, a 'igure, othed in white stood at the f'o.t of Is bed. He screamed, and-the 0iject issapeared. The whole f-amily a few conds later noticed a weired spec r as it flitted about the rooms. and e hurriedly escaped in their night [othes. Policeman Young, who has led tbe host hunt and who was stationed rith several other policemen near by, raved the horrors of the situation nd invaded the house. But no ghost ras found. While Young was in-the ouse, however, the beings made heir presence manifest by turning )ose a fusillade of bricks and stones. 'hey rattled against the side of the ouse, and a brick, going through a indow, fell at Young's feet. The >liceman captured it for anaylsis. was a sure-enough-brick and had 1 the appearances of one made from is earth's clay. "Aunt Jane" Bolding, as ex-slave, ho lives at 3218 Brown street, de Lared no ghost could make her run, ad sat all evening on the front of er porch, defying the onslaughts iade all around her. The other oc upants of her house- made their es pe and sought the protection of the lice, who are as much baffled as The ghost mystery is as puzzling as rer asd the police are completely itwitted. The best sleuths in the recict have tried to fathom it, and ave sqhiads- of policemen who have een nightly detailed in the block, 'ere last night augmented by scores Sfearless citizens, who claim that ey are not superstitious. They wit essed with their eyes and ears uings that they had not heretofore iven credence. The colored folks adhere religions to the belief that, the spirit of old fike" Catos, a daring and notorious gure in that part of Georgetowni 20 ears ago, has returned to haunt me of his neighbors, whom he hat f and distrusted. Another thing that strengthens the host theory in the minds of the resi ents of Brown street is the estab shed fact that the houses on the oroughfare were all built of brick g out of vaults is an old grave ard, which is within a stone's throw f the haunted place. "I have been on the police force 'enty-five years," said Capt. Schnel er to a Post reporter, "and I have ever struck a puzzle like this. .My uen have worked like troJans to lve the mystery, and have failed. very night since these strange be sstarted their trouble, about a eek ago, from ten to twelve ofmcer ave been detailed on the roof of ouses, in trees, in chimnaes and v eoun absluely nting that isn't ghosts I don' an witer tt first we thoughtm dthe pranslprt, thse sfposition no longer holds toutisWe phaven't given '-'e c- 'e rpand expect to fathom it before we top."_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ RISKED PRISON TEREM. ' Make His Sweetheart Believe He Was Rich. ADeMonstaking the chances -A ae lontemina prison and discov *ra byohi steetheart that he was not rlby ai youn millionaire, Robert eany has been stealing automobiles tvae the young woman for drives. The thefts continued with regular yand apparently the police were llpess until they dis.covered a nch of sweet peas In an empty ma Inthe bunch was one of a peculiar bade, which it was found was grown nly in one garden in the city. Stevens was shadowed for several ay by the detectives until the other igt when he was arrested. IMPALED ASLEEP. omnambulist Walks Out and Rolls Upon Fence Pickets. Edward Hornsley plunged 40 feet ~ > his death during a somnambulistic radering at M',ahanoy, Pa., for his ody was impaled on a picket fence. The young fellow walked through he third-story window of his home ndd dropped headlong to a kitchen oo then rolled off upon the sharp rong of the fence.