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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1907 NO.11
JAPAN IS MAD. She Has Recalled Her Ambassa dor Aoki Back Home. OUR BIG WAR FLEET Sailing for the Pacific is Supposed to Rave Something To Do With the! Recall of the Ambassador.-Both Events Happening at the Same Time Has Created This Impression' In Washington. .Aoki, the Japiese Ambassador at Washington has been recalled by his Government. A dispatch says he has been summoned to Japan by his government to explain personally and in detail the precise situation in regard to the Japanese immigration problem. -ne-ambassador has been making very careful Inquiry on his own ac count and through the various Jap aness concular officials into the ex tent of the reported race feeling ex IstIng in some sections of the United States toward Japanese immigrants. Already Baron Ishii, one of the secretaries of the Japanese interior department, has made an investiga tion of conditions existing not only in California, Oregon and Washing ton, but also in British Columbia on the north, upon which he has based a special report to his government. At the Japanese embassy in Wash ington it is stated that the ambassa dor will probably leave Washington for Tokio by way of San Francisco or Victoria in about a fortnight, a fact of which he notified the presi dent and Secretary Root. There is no intimation that he is not to return to Washington. During his absence Mr. Miyoaka, the coun sellor of the embassy, will be in charge of his affairs. It is thought in Washington that the recall is to c be permanent and that the ambas sador will not return. t Ambassador Aoki gave notice of I - recall .racsically at the same time that word was received at Wash ington of the sailing of the torpedo section of the fleet destined for the Pacific. Many people may connect the e things together. Whether or not a Japan connected them remains to be a seen. He has been cautious, conser- 9 vative and friendly to a marked d,. C ree. There is every reason to assert that his recall for the purpose of making a verbal report is caused by the fact that his government thinks he has been too temperate, too mod erate, two conservative, too amicable and finally too peaceable. He has been at Washington but a C little over a year, having presented r his credentials on May, 3, 1906. and a his recall at this time can be taken as- nothing else than an expression f disapproval of his course on the C *part of the Japanese government. STORM PLAYS HAVOC. Wind Reaches Velocity of Sixty Miles at Cape Henry.. The wind reached a minimum ye- 3 locity at Cape Henry in Thursday night's doast storm of sixty miles an hour. It blew from the northwest and drove seaward rather than to ward shore any vessels that may have been caught in its teeth, but so far no wrecks have been reported. ' The wind- at its hurricane velocity carried before it everything movable on shore and it is feared that mutch havoc was wrought at sea. The gov ernment's seacoast telegi aph wu'ee from Cape Henry southward are of working and no word could be had from the Cape Hatteras section. Nc word could be had from .the Bostou yacht Madleon. bound tO JacksoniliIk and stranded in Roanoke sound, N CSeveral of the big battleships Some of the big battleships head ern ports doubtless had severe ex periences if caught within the ra dium of the gale. The severity of the gale has caused some anxiety to be felt for the safety of the six little vessels of the tor pedo fiotilla bound for San Juan e route to the Pacific coast, but witi -three days' start the little vesseb have probably gotten far en"'g away to escape the storm. BURNED TO DEATH. Six Men Penned in a Tunnel Meet Awful Fate. Six men were burned to death anc 14 others were seriously, if not fa tally. hurt Thursday in a disastrous~ fire which penned them in the bore of the new Pennsylvania tunnel. which runs between Homestead, N. J., and West Hoboken At latest account, the bodies of! the dead men had been taken from ie mouth of the tunnel shaft at Homestead. Five more of the work men, still alive, had been lifted tc the surface and were all hurriEdi to the North Hudson hospital at tUmon Hill in ambulances It is known that there were,> men at work within the t unnel bore when the fire started among the piles of tar being~ used to mix with stone for tbhA foundation of the roadbed of the tunnel. Twelve of these. thr-ee s them known to be dead. wei-e still within the tube at a late hour. Frost Every Month. A diary, kept faithfully and (Onl tinuosly from 1S8'4 to 183". by Abraham Keyser. of GermianTown. Pa.. is now in possession of the Site and Relic society of Germantown. Which has placed the treasured boo0k in its museum. According to the diary evr month of the year 1816 frost appeared, doing mu(-ich danige to farm and garden crons. ELECTION HALTED in the Proposed Calhoun County by Judge Gary On the Petition of Certain Citizens of the Territory Who Are Deniedl Their Right to Vote. On Wednesday night of last week Associate Justice Gary granted a temporary injunction restraining the commissioners of election of Orange burg county from holding the elec tion on the establishment of Calhoun county, which has been ordered by Governor Ansel for Dec. 17. The injunction was secured by Mr. W. C. Wolfe, of Orangeburg, repre senting citizens of the proposed new county opposed to its formation. Mr. Wolfe went to Columbia from Or angeburg and appeared before Jus ice Gary at chambers, presenting a trong complaint. in which several mportant points are made effecting he election laws of the entire state. The order signed by Justice Gary eaves the date blank for hearing the 1 ase but it will be argued before the 2 mntire supreme court in time for it o be settled before the date fixed or the election. The Court Order. The order is as follows: "State of South Carolina, county f Orangeburg, in the supreme court. F . R. Parler, D. H. Rush, A. C. ' mith, E. F. Irick, .G. W. Smith, W. c . Crook, T. W. Murph, F. I. Culler, D. Felkel, T. A. Ulmer, plaintiffs, f gainst, W. Brooks Fogel, J. S. Bow- s 2an, Jr.. and T. J. Hart, as commis- b i-ners of state and county election r >r Orangeburg county, defendants. n "On hearing the annexed verified etition, now on motion of Messrs. h [erbert, Wolfe and Moss, Attorneys, a >r plaintiffs, it is t] "Ordered that the defendants and ? ach of them, and all persons acting 0 r claiming to act under or for them, ' ?icially or otherwise, be and they u ereby are restrained and enjoined, n .ntil the further order of this court u rom holding, or reparing to hold, P he election upon the question of i( >rming or creating a proposed new >unty as complained of in the com- S laint herein. from delivering the b ection boxes to the managers, or f< ny other act whatsoever doing or s< ttempting to do in connection there- o: ith; and that the defendants show h ause, if any they can, before the ft uprenie court at its court room. ir olumbia, S. C.. on the blank day of T ecember, 1907. at 10 o'clock a. m.. w r as soon thereafter as counsel may tl e heard. why this order should not A e made permanent and absolute." t, Ground of the Complaint. tl The complaint sets forth a number r fgrounds upon which the injunction t< asked, but the principal ones are follows: jd First, that the instructions sent out 'a > the managers declare that only v ualifed electors residing within the s rescribed territory are registered at v recincts within the new county shall a >te, which cuts off qualified electors c: ho live within proposed new county d ut whose precincts are outside that v erritory. This is a conflict between b~ e constitution and the statute s1 hich has already been passed on by tl e Attorney General, but not by h e courts.t Secondly, that the registration p ooks of Orangeburg County have v ot been revised within the period a rescribed by the constitution and p hat as a matter of fact there is not s legal elector within the county. t If the court sustains this point it c ll affect not Orangeburg county s lone. but the entire State. and3 will e iot only vitilate all elections, but a -11 seriously interfere wth the work s f thc courts, since only qualified t lectors can serve as purors. RESCUE THEIR CHILD ond Parents Found Their D~anghter in Gypsy Camp. B a writ of habeas corpus Van ono Thompson and his wife. Of os Angeles. Cal.. Thursday securede osession of their sixteen year oldt laughter. Marie. from a band ofa ~ypsies encamped on the outskirts f St. Louis. Disguised as gypsies themnselver hey inv'aded the camp and f'ound heir daughter. She threw herselb to her mother's arms. but a num er of the gypsies under the com nand of King John seized the gir; nd drove the parents away. The parents then secured the writ. tcompanied by Deputy Sheriff Bank-1 r, they returned to the camp and< btained the girl. Such bands as these gypsies should not be allowed1 to roam over the country.I BILLIARD) BALL BLOW~ FATAL. \a Struc'k on Head and His Skull Fractured. At Roanoke, Va.. Wyatt Stanley. a ro'ung white man, died Friday after noon in the city hospit-1 as the re sult of a wound receivec in the head Th~rsday night in a quarrel with Ault Lindamnood. The men engaged in a difficulty in a pool parlor when mindamood threw a bililard ball at Stanley. striking him on the head and fracturing the skull. Linamood is in jail and claimus he acted in self dence. Misery Loves Company. "A Society" for Grass Widows and. Grass Widowers" is the name of the latest. exclusive club in Chicago. It has beer organized by Mrs. Mary lulen and only those who have fig nred in the divorce court w"ill be ad mnitted. About 289 persons have a ready appiied for membership. The object of the society is for mnutua beneft so that those who have made m'istakes will be proof against the-n MAD MAN SHOOTS Labor Leaders Ard One of Them Fatally Hurt. SHOT IN STATE HOUSE Wats Waitina to See Goy. Guild When Attackied.-Plrivate Secre tary Grove Grappled With the Maniac and With Others Over powered Him.-The Madman Re cently Released From An Asylum. At Boston. Mass., on Thursday an nsane man walked into the ante om of the executive chamber of :he State House and finding Gov. .uild's door closed, turned on three )rominent labor leaders and fired hree shots at them, probably fatally ounding Edward Cohen of Lynn, resident of the State branch of the kmerican Federation of Labor; ser ously wounding Dennis D. Driscoll f Boston, seoretary of the same )oard, and injuring with the muz le of his revolver Arthur M. Huddel f Boston, former president of the entral Labor union of that city. r The insane man, who was John A. teele of Everett, and who was re aced or parole last month from the anvers insane asylum, was over owered by Private Secretary Chas. C . Grove and Gen. J. H. Whitney, hief of the State police, Gov. Guild was in his office only. a a w feet away and rushing out, as isted in subduing Steele, then knelt a y Cohen's side and subsequently di ected the removal of the wounded e ien to the hospital. t Cohen was shot twice through the ead and was in a critical condition 1 t the Massachusetts General hospital S ,at night. The third bullet struck 'riscoll a glancing blow on the side the forehead and, making a long ound over the head, rendered him nconscious. He recovered conscious- N ess half an hour later. Huddel's ound was quickly dressed and will obably cause him little inconven nee. The three labor leaders came to the d d tate house to meet the governor n appointment in regard to a pardon. g r A. M. Kennedy, of Salem, who is I rving a sentence in the Essex house C correction. They reached the State ouse shortly after three o'clock and b und that the governor was receiv- b g a delegation from Rhode Island. he three labor men were asked to ait in one of the ante-rooms until e Rhode Island men should leave. 11 three were standing beside a long tble conversing pleasantly when at e far end of the room Private See tary Grove was dictating a letter the executive stenographer. Suddenly Steele appeared at the c oor of the room from the hallway t d without announcing his mission b 'alked by the doorkeeper and Mes ~nger Reed and hen glanced to 'ard Gov. Guild's room, which was bout 20 feet away. The door wase Losed. Steele turned around and rawing a revolver, fired at Cohen. ho was about six feet away. Cohen's a ack was turned and the bullet :ruck the back of the head directly arough, and came out at the fore ead driving a great splash of blood8 the wall opposite and beside the icture of Abraham Lincoln. The 'ounded man turned, only to receive y nther bullet in the head, which also assed completely through. Cohen nk unconscious to the floor. Steele en swung around and fired at Dris >l, the bullet inflicting a severe calp wound. Driscoll also fell un nscious to the floor. Huddell, in ttemptinlg to close on the man. was truck on the cheek by the muzzle of ie revolver and knocked down. But teele made no attempt to fire again. ~ By this time Secretary Grove had aped over a table and grabbed with teele and at the same moment, Gen. 'hitney, who had been summoned > the Kentucky hearing, came arough the door and rushed to his ssistance, Huddel also jumped and renched the revolver away, while ne of the messengers dashed into he governor's office and said: "Theya re murdering people in the lobby." The governor instantly went into he lobby and helped Gen. Whitney. r'. Grove and Mr. Huddel push teele onto one of the sofas. Word 'as sent to the office of the State po ice in the basement and a force of ffiicers quickly reached the scene and ~ancuffed Steele. In the meantime. ov. Guild had knelt by Cohen's side tnd was wiping his facs with a han ~erchief and towels. Dr. Owen Copp, ~hairman of the State board of in ;anity, was summoned and he i e ediatel y recognized Steele, having md him under observation for more han five years in various State in ane asylums. Steele was then taken o hte office of the State police and subsequently sent under a strong uard to the Tombs. The doctor, after a hasty examina on of Cohenl and Driscoll, expressed the opioionl tha~t the former's wounds ould probabl::' prove fatal, but that riscolls woud was only a scalp The two wounded men were con reyed to the Massachusetts General hospital. Huddel was also taken to te hospital. Several of the State officials said after the shooting that Steele was a well known character' to the board of insanity and that he had an illusion that he was not getting his rights, for which he held the governor re sponsi ble. Edward Cohen is one of the best known labor leaders in Massachu setts. He is married and has several hidrenl. Dr. Driscoil is almost as prominent in labor circles in the State. Mr. Hulddel is president of the lcal Central Labeor Union. Stele. who is 3;7 years old, was re ..as e,..m th arners insane asy GREAT MYSTERY Surrounds the Suicide of a Well Known Actress. Tradegy C4>mmitted While Audience in the Theatre, in Which She Was Expected to Play, Waited. Mrs. Clara Bloodgood, the actress, committed suicide by shooting in her room at the Hotel Stafford at Balti more Thursday evening. Mrs. Bloodgood's body was found Lying on the bed with a bullet hole through the roof of her mouth. Near by lay a book, entitled "How to hoot Straight," and a 38-calibre re olver with three chambers empty. She attended a matinee perform ince at Albaugh's Theatre Thursday fternoon and returned to her hotel bout four o'clock, seemingly in the est of spirits. Later, when it was time for the urtain to rise for her own show at he Academy of Music, where she ras appearing in "The Truth," she iad not put in an appearance. Word vas sent to the Stafford and a bell )oy was sent up to her room. Just Ls he approached the door he heard pistol shot. Hurrying back to the ffice he notified the clerks of what e heard and an Investigation was ade and Mrs. Bloodgood was found tretched on the bed as described. Before retiring to her room she ad a talk with her stage manager. ohn Emerson, who declares that he bserved nothing unusual in her de ieanor. The only motive he can scribe is that Mrs. Bloodgood feared n attack of nervous prostration. She ad been working very hard, he said, nd she feared a breakdown. Mrs. Bloodgood left a note address d to her husband. The audience at e Academy of Music was dismissedf 'ith the announcement that there 'ould be no performance owing to a adden indisposition of Mrs. Blood ood. BIG BANK FAILURE. ational Bank of Commerce of Kan sas City Goes Under. The National Bank of Commerce C Kansas City failed to open its ors and is now in the hands of a ational bank examiner. The bank one of the oldest there, and is the Lrgest financial institution in the 1y. s The notice on the door says the ank was closed by order of the >ard of directors. - The directors and stockholders in ude some of the most prominent Len in the city. The head of the earing house association expressed . e belief that the failure would not volve any of the other Kansas City inks. When the statement of the Nation IBank of Commerce under the last il appeared, it showed that sincee e statement of August 22 deposits a~d been reduced from close to C irty-five million dollars to $16,-~ 52,968. The statement showed al > that the items of loans and dis unts had been cut down four mil--I on doflars. Two small branches of the Nation- S Bank of Commerce; itby Stock S ards Bank of Commerce and the 'nion Avenue Bank of Commerce. so closed their doors. s NOVEL SCHEME. e ievised to Wipe Out a Burdensome Church Debt. ( Thomas Vinnedge, a member of the laptist Church of Hope, Ind., has evised a novel plan for wiping out tie debt against his church. He has ritten to many persons throughoutI e United States asking the dona ion of a hog from each. His first - 2ail brought 30 replies. Among hose who have agreed to donate a og is Mayor Johnson of Cleveland. )ne half of the sales money is to be pplied to the church debt, and the I ther half remitted to those who ave the hogs. It is expected that I .t least 1.000 hogs will be received. OVERCOME BY SMOKE. 'orkers in the Pennsylvania Tun- i nel Were in Danger. Eleven unconscious men were re- 1 noved from the New Jersey end of he Pennsylvania tunnel, following a ire in the tunnel at Homestead. N. J. 1 ['here were 150 men in the tunnel 'hent hefir e began and the place 'ere filled with smoke. All but 111 led to the surface, but their com-1 'ades were overcome by the smoke d were taken out by a rescuing RESULTS OF FIRES. C)n Woman Burned and Seven Fire men Ov'erc~ome. One woman was killed and seven firemen were <>vercome as the result f two fires in New York on Thurs day. Mrs. Annie Linahan ag'ed 76 was burned to- death in a five story brick tenement in East 17th Street. Thirty others were rescued from windows and fire escapes. Illuminat ing gas nearlyc aused the death of seven firemen who were fighting a blaze -in a store and office building. Urowned in a Bathtub. Aparently having fainted while hathing. Char'les. TL. Ferguson. Jri.. was drowned in a tubj at his home at Ossining, N. Y.. recently. It was several bour's later' when Mris. Fer' guson awoke and found the body. The coroner' decided that Ferguson had fainted and his bead slipped he low the water. hum Nov. 1A3. last uplon solicitation of his mother, the institution's offi cials believing that the. had showed almost positive signs of recovery. He ever showed any sign of violence . hine i the asylnm TERRIBLE DISASTER. How the Earthquake Destroyed the Town of Karatagh. In Less Than a Few Hours It Passed From a Thriving Connunity Into the Silent Grave of 4000 Souls. The destruction of Karatagh, Turkishtan. has been described as ore of the most appalling natural catastrophes on record. A short time ago a flourishing community, it is now the grave of 4,000 dead. A deadly fear struck the hearts of the people of Karatagh, on the eve of the disaster, Oct. 20. when a torm swept over the place. A cor respondent at the scene gives the first detailed account and says: "Early in the morning the whole town seemed to shudder. The earth tremors were frequent, but few of he townspeople were sufficiently dis urbed to leave their houses. Fifteen ninutes later a terrific shock re ounding with weird noises. Then he town seemed to be repeatedly ifted high in the air and set down eavily. "Buildings were crumbling and rashing to ruins. In scores of places he ground burst open and boiling ater spouted upward. Many houses ere battered down by the falling ocks. Others, with their occupants, ank bodily into great fissues in he earth. The populace, or such of hem as escaped instant death, ap eared to be mad with terror. From very side arose awful shrieks. "The storm had come on again dth renewed force. Maddened ani aals tore aimlessly hither and thith *r, continuous peals of thunder and Lashes of blinding lightning added D the frenzy. Many fugitives per shed und-er the hoofs of the ani als." CASTAWAYS RESCUED. ixteen Men Picked Up on a Barren Island in the Pacific. Sixteen castaways from the long issing British Dundonald, wrecked the Pacific ocean nine months ago, ere rescued last week by the New ealand governnient steamer Hine oa and taken to Bluff Harbor, N. . The men were in a distressing :ate of emaciation. They had spent ine months on an uninhabited island ith little water. scant vegetation d no animals. Several of the mem ers succumbed from the privations. The Dundonald shipped on last ebruary. for Falmouth from New :>uth Whales. Capt. Tho--burh com-t anding. All seems to have gone ell until they reached the Auckland lands when the ship experienced a ries of gales. She was finally driv 1 ashore on an unnamed island and ecked. Many members of the ew were washed away with the ~reckage. As months passed and there was - sign of rescuers the crew gradual -dwindled until only 16 of the, urdiest survived. The joy and rprise of the coming of the good, ip Hinemoa can be told only in eart rending stories. All the men ere in need of medical assistance efore they could be brought to the ore. The long expected relief cans a relapse after the party was ta en aboard. WANTS TO COME BACK. t id Directorate of Equitable Life 1 Seeks a Settlement. James Hazen Hyde and other mem ers of the old directorate of the ~quitable Life Assurance society of ew York, have offered to turn back aore than $1,000,000 into the treas ry of that institution. Apparently1 ne of the purposes of' the proposed estitution is to get the attorney :eneral to call off New York state's ut begun against the old directorate wo years ago. The altorney general not inclined to settle the suit and pushing the investigation. When one director was asked what iad influenced Hyde to make the of er he stated that the Directors' comn nitee had been in a position where : was able to convince Mr. Hyde hat this would be th~e wiser course. ~Ie refused to answer when asked if ny criminal transaction had been urned up which might have forced ven greater sacrifices. Mr. Hyde has sold most of his )roperty in this country, including is country place, and all his horses nd carriages. It has been reported ~requently that he intended to make ais home in France for the rest of ais life, but this has~ been denied. SLNGULAR ACCIDENT. rried to Stab a Hog and Killed a E. E. Prince, a farmer living about hree miles north of Cairo, Ga., while killing hogs Monday;, assisted by Jim wis, a negro, accidentally stabbed Lewis. They had hit a hog in the. head and both men caught the ani mal to stab him. Mr. Prince holding the knife. Just as he stabbed the hog. hih- wa sa ve-:y large one. the hog made a lounge backward, throwing Mr. Prince who held the knife in his hand back on the negro. As he fell the knife struck the negro just ver the heart and penetrated in. Medical assistance was summoned hut before it arrived the negro was dead. The negro made a statement to the effect that his stabbing was an accident before he died. Foolish Girls. Five working girls of Bristol. Va., adempted to commit suicide at the same hour by the same means last vee. and one of them is likely to succeed. It is believed that the five young women belonged to a suicides lu. They all took poison. MANY MEN DIE In Fearful Disaster in a West Virginian Coal Mine. FOUR HUNDRED DEAD The Catastrophe Was the Result of a Fearful Gas Explosion, Which Buried the Unfortunate Men Be neath Tons of Coal, Rock and Other Debris.--Only Four of the Day Workers Alive. Three charred and blackened bod ies lying in the improvised morgue prepared near the entrance to the mine, four men 1-overing between life and death from the awful bruises sustained and the deadly gases inhal ed in a temporary hospital into one of the companies buildings has been transformed, and 369 men imprison ed by tons of coal, rock and debris in the depths of the hills surrounding the mining town of Monogah, W. Va., with the chances all against a single ne of them being alive, is the most tccurate summary obtainable of the 1 result of a mine explosino Friday, I which in all probability was attend d by greater loss of life than any lisaster in the history of the bitumi tous coal -mining industry of Amer- I ca. The explosion occurred shortly af er ten o'clock Friday. The full force r f 380 men had gone to work in the t nines affected. These mines are 1 os. 6 and 8, of the Consolidated s 'oal Company, located on opposite Ides of the West Fork River at Mono- c al, but merged in their underground % orkings by a heading, and on the ti urface by a great steel tipple and ro bridge. The finding of the -three tl orpses and the four badly injured en it the only reward for stren- t] ious and interupted work on the part i f the large rescuing forces that im- tr aediately set to work at every pos- ai ible point. The four living men are unable to ti ive any details in regard to the al isaster or even explain how they eached the surface. They state that oo mediately back of them, when they tj egan the frantics trugglef or liber- t1 y there was a large number of men v agaged in a similar struggle, while till further back in the workings here was a large number of whom hey knew nothing. It is the opinion of the mine offi ials and others familiar with min g that the seven men had not pen trated as far as had the majority of li e day shift when the explosion oc- n red, and that they headed for and c: eached the main entry before the n< Leavy cave-in that now blocks -the ci trance more than a hundred feet d; eyond the main opening of the mine pt o. 6.-u As to the miners referred to by is e rescued men as having been alive tU vhen last seen, it is believed that tU iy were caught back of a heavy ti ave-in of coal and mine roof, and hat they could not have survived si ore than a few minutes in the is Leadly gases with which the entry o lled as soon as the ventilating sys- f< m was interrupted. There is more d Lope for those in more remote sec- ti ions of the mine as they may have b eachedw orkings where fresh air is a upplied by other openings. e Evidencing the terrific force of the 1; ~xplsion, props in the entry of No. $ mine supporting the roof were not tl inly shattered and torn from their p osition, but were blown out of the ti ntry andt o the opposite side of a he river.c Other evidence of the force is o hown in every section of the mines g hat has been reached by the res- a ~uers. Huge quantities of coal and c 'ock have been loosened and hurled s to every opening, and all the un- fI erground structure is wrecked be- t ond semblance of its original shape. The entry of No. 6 mine, 300 feet rom the mouth, is piled high with :he wreckage of two strings of cars ud two electric motors. Some of the rescuers have climbed ever this and round dead bodies beyond, but have ade no attempt to remove them tos :he surface, partly because it would e almost impossible to carry the ~odies over the debris, but more par micularly because they do not want Lo lose any time in reaching other sections of ~the inine, where it is ossible men still living may be im >risoned. The cars are being righted as fast s possible and removed from the entry together with all other oh structions. All of the heading lead ug off from the main entry are be ing cut off by canvass and barricaded as fast as they are removed by the relief workers. so that the innermost vorkings of the mine may be given the benelit of the ventilating system to sustain any that may be yet living nd make possible an early explora ion of these .workings. Wives and mothers and sweet hearts. together with children and memhers of the stronger sex, move from place to place, vainly seeking information and making no attempt to conceal the grief that overwhelms them. But little news can be given( them and such as they do get is bad. Yo one is encouraged to hope that ny one in the inine has survived the ex~losion and the suffocating gas that thereafter -filled the mines.1 Work of Outlaws. John Schultz, of Marienette. Wis., 1 was found in bed mortally- wounded the other .day. His abdomen had been cut and the intestines severedi and thrown on the floor beside a rusty knife. Before he died he said lie had been stabbed by two men who] PREACHES HARMONY. In Speeches at Tremont and Chi cago on Friday. Bryan Expresses The Opinion That Roosevelt is the Only -Republican Who Can Be Elected. A dispatch from Tremont, Ill., says William Jennings Bryan opened his Illinois campaign for the nomi nation for the Presidency on the Democratic ticket there on Friday night in. two rousing speeches, de livered be'.re mass meetings, and later at a Banquet at which nearly 700 prominent Northern Illinois Dem ocrats assembled. Mr. Bryan spoke on the "Vindication of the Democrat ic Platform since 1896." "The Republican party," said Mr. Bryan, "has been steadily falling rrom popularity, until to-day but one mlan can win the Presidency, one Arho will break away from precedent md -accept a third term, and one who has only gained his popularity y taking for his issue planks from ;he Republican platform. He pointed out that the present inancial stringency was the result of urning down Democracy's bimetall sm issue and declared the trusts, ariff and labor arbitration problems vere being solved according to the ines embraced in Democratic plat orms. Speaks at Chicago. A dispatch from Chicago says Wil iam Jennings Bryan Friday at a uncheon given by the Iroquois Club aade a notable speech, the keynote f which was harmony. "Where an agreement has been eached among men as to what ought 3 be done there should be forgetful ess for the past," he said, and his ntiment was applaudued. "Men should have good forgetting iachines so far as individuals are ncerned. 'Forgive us our debts as e forgive our debters' is a good doc ne to follow. Resentment and avenue are the most foolish of ings." Men who heard the words toog iem to mean that Mr. Bryan's dif rences with National Committee an Roger C. Sullivan are at an end, d that there will be no Anti-Bryan )test. Mr. Sullivan has declared at he will not renew the strife resh. Mr. Bryan declared that the Dem :ratic party is more united today tan it has been for years, whereas Le Republicans, he asserted, are di ded. NEW KIND OF SWINDLE. olumbia Police Warns Merchants t C Against This Fellow. t The State says that Chief of Po ce Carthcar.t desires to warn the erchanits of this State against a ook whose operations are entirely ~ sw in this section. The man suc ~ssfully worked his game the other ay and the police authorities ex ect him to attempt it again on some I nsuspecting merchant. His identity so far an unknown quantity and ie police will have to depend upon ie merchants to help effect his cap ire. The modus operandi of this my erious knight of -the swindler's art as follows: He will call a merchant rer the 'phone and give an- order >r certain articles of merchandise, recting that they be s'ent to a cer tin number.. This is accompanied1 y a request that the bill be sent long with the goods; also the nece ssary change for a five or ten dol tr bill. For instance, he will order 2 worth of merchandise and ask iat $3 be sent along as change, ex laning that he has nothing less tan a five dollar bill. The goods nd the required change are sent ut and the mysterious stranger is: n hand at the number indicated. He ets the goods and the change, hands note to the messenger, supposedly ontaining th'e $5 bill, and the mes enger goes back to the store to d that he has been worked to the une of $5. DEATH OF COL. ELLIOTT. uth Carolina Looses One of Her Noblest Sons. Col. William Elliott. Sr., commis ioner for the government to locate ,nd mark the graves of the Confed rate dead interred in the north, led suddenly at his hunting ledge n Buzzards Island, near Beaufort, rhere he had come from Washing on several days ago, to shoot ducks. Col. Elliott w~as h~orm in Beaufort a 1838: was educated at Beaufort ollege, Harvard university, and the niversity of Virginia; was admitted o the bar at Charleston in 1861; en ered the Confederate States army, nd served as colonel throughout the hole war. In 1886 was elected a member of he legislature; was- a delegate to he national democratic conventions 1876 and 1888; was democratic residential elector for the state at arge in 1880; served six terms in ongress as the representative of the 'irst district of South Carolina, and a 1902 was dfeated by A. C. Lati aer for the United States senate. HAD TlO KISS PRETTY GIRL. )usted MIethiodis't Minister Said He Couldn't Resist Her. Caught with his arms about a pret y girl, whom he was kissing, the tev. L M. Blease, of Tuscaloosa, lla., a leading member of the Ala amac onference, said -he couldn't ielp her. He has been unfrocked nd expelled from thee church. He s a married man. "I don't believe. Lny man- could have helped doing as :did under the circumstances." said 3ease. He is 40 years old. Mrs. lena bhamea the girL DIED IN A MINE. Explosions Kills Forty-Seven Min ers at Naomi, Pa. BODIES ARE LOCATED And Are Being Brought to the Sur face by the Rescuers Who Have Been at Work Ever Since The Terrible Catastrophe Happened.On Last Sunday Evening Without the Slightest Warning to the People. A dispatch from Naomi, Pa., says the fate of the American and forty two foreign miners, while not de finitely known, was pretty well es tablished -by the finding of a body at a mine pump near the 22nd entry of the Naomi mine of the United Coal company at Fayette City, in which an explosion occurred Sunday night. The man had died from suf focation. - Judging from the two fatalities thus far known, both. having been caused by poisonous gas fumes, it is almost certain that the forty-seven miners still entombed in the mine have succumbed to the deadly after damp. Slowly winding their way around a deep spiral stairway which leads down into the main nieading lof the mines, rescuers are carrying to day light the bodies of the men who met death in a terrific explosion which shook surrounding villages. The rescuers began carrying up he bodies at 10 o'clock and 'the re nains of 35 victims have been locat d and carried to the foot of the ;tairway at that time. By noon all the victims will have een taken to the surface. All pre autions are taken to prevent grief tricken mothers, wives and children rom viewing the bodies until they an be made more presentable. In early all instances the bodies can e identified. If the best information obtainable s bourne out, the remain.der of the odies will be found in some-of the &f-headings or butt entries which Lave been so far found - impassible. BATTLE BETWEEN ANIMALS. iger Kills Polar Bear at Circus Performance. A dispatch from Timmonsville to he State says duringt he progress of he performance presented there 'hursday afternoon at the wild ani 3al show which is being offered by he Johnny Jones Exposition shows ne of the most sensational battles D death known to animal history >ok place. While one of the acts -as taking place, in which Herr von 1aldo, the noted German trainer, ifers four African lions, two Bengal igers and two Polar bears, all per rming together, Romeo; one of the ig tigers, became angered -and iounced upon one of the Polar bears. Lfter a terrible battle the tiger suc eded in sinking its fangs into the ugular vein of the Polar bear, hich died almost Instantly. The ther animals became enraged by the ent of blood and von Waldo show c great bravery at the risk of his wn life in subduing them. The Polar iear was valued at $2,000, being one f the largest and liest trained~ in aptivity. The fight was witnessed y hundreds of spectators. EOPARD'S TEETH EXTRACTED lice Faints When Last of Twelve Is Yanked Out. Alice. a nine-month-old leopard ub in the Central Park Zoo; New ork, had 12 teeth extracted and ainted under the operation.. The ~eepers had noticed for several days hat Alice did not seem well and inally she refused to eat. Investigation showed that the lit e leopard's baby teeth in the lower aw had not been shed and that the ermanent teeth had grown in front f them. Several dentists were teliephou*ad or to draw the teeth, but none re ponded to the call, so. the keeper Irew them himself. When the last n came out Alice fainted, and se? ral large drinks of brandy were re juired to revive her. She soon re Eovered and the keepers say she will )e in her usual spirits in a few days. THREE MEN KILLED. WVhile Stealing a Ride on a Freight Train. As. the result of a derailment on a - :restle over a small creek Just be low the station of Blairs, tweT've ars of freight train No. 54 Jumped :he track and six cars crashed to th reek below tearing down the trestle nd killing three men. The accident occurred about four )cIock Wednesday morning, the train being bound for Columbia, and in harge of Engineer Bird and Con luctor Summers. As none of the rewv was injured it was understood nd reported that no one was hurt. However, when the wrecking train Lrrived and the .derrick lifted some f the wrecked cars, beneath the lebris were found the bodies of three vhite men.. Two of them were iden :ified. as the Queen brothers of Un ion, and the other as Gray, whose arents reside in Augusta. Ga. Held Up by Woman. An automobile containing two rominent New York men and wives was held up at dusk last week near Waterbury, Conn., by a smartly dressed young woman. who, with a pretty three-inch revolver, deman.ded money. She got $S.50 and then put spurs to a pretty Mtexica~n ponr and was off. She told tt~e -ment she- want ed "just a ten spot," as she was hun gr, +t-ir and homeless.