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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1908 NO. 33
WHITE FIEND. Assaults a Little White Girl Neai Langley Thursday. HE MADE HIS ESCAPE But the Enraged People Scourer the Woods for Him. He Met the Little Nine Year Old Girl Goiun Home From School and Criminall Assa' lted Her. A distpatch from Augusta to The News and Courier says Uula May Leohard, the little nine year' old daughter of Mr. Doliver Leohard. of Langley. S. C.. was criminally as saulted Thursday afternoon by an unknown white man and is in a criti cal condition. The fiend escaped. Excitement was at a fever pitch Thursday night at Langely and the woods around the village were literally swarming with crowds of armed men. Had the ob ject of their search been caught a lynching would have followed despite the fact that Sheriff Rayburn was early on the scene. anddid everything he could to persuade the crowd to be satisfied with capturing the assail ant. At an early hour Friday morn ing scores of citizens and a number of officers were still scouring the county. About 4 o'clock Thursday after noon, as the little girl was returning home from school, she was approach ed by the man, who told her that he had lost four dollars and would give her half of it if she would assist him in her search. The child agreed, but later showed signs of fear and turned back when the man seized her to force her to accompany him. The girl attempted to call for help. but her captor tightened his grasp1 and choked the little one into insen-I sibility. He dragged her almost life less body to the edgy of a swamp and there she was found some time afterward. She had been assaulttd and the man had escaped. . Assailant Caught. A Saturday dispatch says Sheriff Raborn captured today Henry Leop ard, who raped Lula May Leopard at Langley. The prisoner is a first scousin of the victim.. She positively identified him at her assassin. Sherif Raborn found part of the shirt worn by the prisoner when com mitting the assault. it is spattered down the front with blood. . The sheriff evaded the mob and spirited the prisoner to Augusta, from whence he was carried to the penitentiary in Columbia. * SAD ACCIDENT. Little Boy and Girl Drowned on a Pleasure Sail. A very sad accident occurred Fri day afternoon in Charleston harbor by which Jimmie and Myrtle Mit chum. 5 and 10 year old children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mitchum. were drown-ed near Drum Island. in the overturning of the small sail boat in which they were taking a pleasure trip. In the boat were Capt. Mit chum. his mother in law and four children. The boat was on a tack whena sudden gust of wind struck the sail and before tae party could readjust, themselves to steady the craft in the wat'er it capsized. The towboat Ce - cilia went immediately to the assist ance of the party and the crew of the boat with the assistance of Capt. Mitchum and his 16 year old son managed to rescue the rest of the party struggling in the water.* ENTERS DA.MAGE SUIT. Young Lady Says She Wns insult-d on Train. A dispatch from Spartanburg to Thxe State says Miss Sallie Bragg of Camipobello, through her attorney, I. A. Phifer, has commenced a suit against the Charleston and Western. Caro'ina road for damages in the sum of $50.000, alleging that while she was a passenger on one of the trains of the compaay between Augusta and Laurens she was grossly insulted by the conductor of the train. Misr lBragg is a native of Spartanburf cuty, hor home ba.ng at Campobe. io. She is seventeen years of age and an orphan. HANGED FOR MURDER. One Negro Pays the Penalty for Kill ing Another. At Walterboro on Friday Thomas Washington paid the penalty on the gallows for killing Frank Richardson on Fenwick Island last August. Wash ington and his victim were both ne groes. and the murder was a deliber ate one. The execution took place i the corridor of the jail, where a scaf fold had been erected, in the pres ence of about 30 people. - The rope 'was cut at 10:55 and 1o mxinlute later the physicians, Dr. Hi. A. Willli and Dr. WV. B. Ackerman. pronounlce~ life extinct. His death was easy. N.egro Murderer Hanged. At Lawrenlceville. Ga.. Friday Hien ry Campbell. colored, was hanged fo: the murder of Ella Hudson. a negr( woman. last JIanuary. John Hudson buishanfd of the~ murdered woman had previously been' given a life sen ten'e for the same crime. Texas For Bryan. Texas decided by a large major1 tv in the primary election on Tues day to send a solid Bryan delega tion to the National Democratic con vention. ATLANTA SUFFERS. IFiRE CAUSES BIG LOSS IN BUSI NESS DISTRICT. Hign Wind and Light Water Pressure Rendered the Firefighters' Work Harder. One million and a quarter is the loss conservatively estimated Friday on a fire which started at 3:30 o'clock Friday morning and which swept two blocks of Atlanta business property. Friday night the fire was under control with ruined buildings in the district bounded by Forsyth, Nelson. Madison and Hunter streets. Late 'riday the police and fire departments dynamited what was left of the rag ged walls. Friday night half of the fire fighting force of Atlanta was playing water into a dozen razed structures. How the fire started is a mystery. It was discovered in the building oc cupied by the Schessinger Meyer com-' pany. bakery. From there it ran its way in all directions until it struck the Terminal hotel, one of the largest! in the city, and gutted that. During the early morning hours every one in the Terminal hotel and in numerous other smaller hotels in the district had warning. There was no loss of life and no serious injuries from the conflagraion. _e insurance on the property de stroyed is placed by insurance men at $750,000. One of the heaviest losers In S. M. Inman of Atlanta. who' owned the entire block bounded by Forsyth, Mitchell and .,elson streets and Madison avenue, and in which were located the Schessinger-Meyer 4 company. Branch E of the city post office, the Liquid Carbonic company. a branch of Central Trust & Banking ' company and many smaller concerns. The fire was discovered in the ele- I ator shaft of the Schlessinger build ing and is supposd to have originated from crossed wires running to the motor which operated the elevator. By the time the firemen had arrived e the flames had broken through the roof of this building and owing to a light water presure, it was impossible to check their progress. In a short time this structure was completely d gutted and the fire was eating its way through the Station B of the Atlanta postoffice where mails re ceived from the terminal station just across the square are distributed. The employers of the postoffice, c however, by quick work managed to d save all the mail and most of the t equiptment. Jumping across Mitchell street, the 9 flames made short work of the Ter-It minal hotel. the Terminal annex, Childs' annex, at which point the 1 firemen succeeded in checking the ~mslaught on the north side of Mit- C hell street. On the south side, how ver, the flames continued to sweep verything in their path until Forsyth street was reached, gutting the build- s ngs occupied by McClure's Ten Cent1 store, the brach bank of the Central anking and Trust company, the Par- t gon Srspender company, Moon Shoe store and the Liquid Carbonic com >any. t The Schlessinger building extended half a block on Nelson street and from it the flames soon jumped to' t umerous strucures on Forsyth street nd destroying the places occupied by V Alverson Bros. Grocery company, the; Bingers Frame Maufacturinig com any, and he Walker Cooley Furni I ture company. A strong west wind I aied the flames and scattered burn-!. ug embers over the whole business ction of the city, threatening for a time to cause even greater loss. I The firemen had many narrow es- t capes from falling walls, but noin juries of a sericus nature are report The guests from the hotels an-d j rooming houses in the burned section succeeding in saving most of their I effects having been warned in time to remove their trunks, which were piled on the plaza in front of the Ter minal station, from which point their owners and many early risers watch ed the progress of the fire. SEVENTY-TWO MEN SAVED. Rescued by Heroric Life Savers from! Cvrmbling Wreck. Seventy two men who tor more h~n twenty four hours had been fac-: ag death in a raging sea near Fire Island. were rescued from the cruprib-' ting hulk of the big German ship Peter Rickmners early Friday. Their rescue was effected after one f the most trying experiences the iif' savers on this exposed coast had ever been called upon to face. No less than a dozen times hope of say ing the men on the doomed ship was! all but abandoned. and it was only the easing of the gale and terrific seas that made their rescue possible. Fortunately not a man was lost! and it is believed that no one of~ them suffered any permanent harm is a result of their long fight against teth. The great steel ship, one of! the finest sailing vessels that ever rode a sea. is a total wreck. * KILLED BY TRAIN ROBBERS. Safe Opened and Contents Stolen by the Outlaws. Train robbers who boarded a Den ver and Rio Grande train at Cast le Rock. Col., shot and killed Expr'ess Messenger Wright. From the dead mesenger' the robbers took the keys to a small safe in the baggage car. which they opened and took out the cotents, in all w:o,h less than a thousand dollars. The big safe in the car. which contained a large sum -of monay, was tampered with, but -the robbers were unable to enter it. Wright was found lying in a pool 6f blood hbeside tie big Safe. * TILIMAN SCORES New York Banquet Where Whites Dined With Negroes. WILL HURT BLACKS Says the Senate. Who Declares the Incident Makes Progress Toward Inevitable Catastrophe. He Asserts that Northern Feeling Differs Very Little in the Race Question From the Southern. Senator Tillman gave on last Fri day to a representative of the Atlan ta Journal a ringing interview in which he spoke in his characteristic fashion of a banquet recently given in New York and attended by white and negro men and women, who sat side by side at the banquet tables. Senator Tillman was severe in his condemnation of the banquets, and stated that the speeches made were tot for New Yorkrs, but specially for southern consumption, as was indicat .d by some of the orators -of the oc :asion. The story of the banquet which voked the sentiments expressed by senator Tillman appeared recently in he Washington Post. the Philadel hia Telegraph and the Washington rimes, and all the eastern and west rn dailies. The entertainment was iven under the auspices of the Cos no olitan society of New York. White omen were sandwiched between ne ;ro men. and listened to speeches ty iegroes which advocated intermarri tge as a solution of the race problem. Sonme of those present were Harold . Villard, editor of the New York Dvening Post; William H. Ferris. a egro graduate of Harvard; "Cap ain" H. A. Thompson, a negro who aid he was a soldier at San Juan fill; Miss Mary W. Ovington, a hite woman prominent in settlement Fork in Brooklyn. who sat between wo negro men, and Edward C. Walk president of the Sunrise CYul,. Fhich sanctioned the rec'':t "af nity" idea of F. P. Earle. who rook notion to quit his wife for another roman he liked better and whom he esignated as his "affinity." Such ideas Senator Tillman stated hat the south would forever resist at very hazard. He said that the best ay to eliminate the suggestion of ocial equality was to remove politi al quality, and that the best way to o this is by the repeal of the fifteen h amendment and the modification of he fourteenth. This not having een done, it was pointed out that he states of the black belt, with the ingle exception of Georgia, had taken gal steps to disfranchise large num ers of negroes, and that it was the uty of Georgians to join her sister tates by the passage of a similar "My views on the race problem." ays Senator Tiliman, "are so well nown, by reason of the great num er of lectures I have delivered on e subject, that I do not know that tis worth while to discuss this lat st phase of it. But this nneident, rival in itself, only marks the rapid rogress we are making toward the aevitable catastrophe. I have con ended for years that existing condi ions can inevitable have but one end -loody race conflicts *This banquet, 'or dinner, or what ever you call it, at which a few anatics like Villard and other white neni of that ilk, had drummed up a at of denegrade or lunatic white wu en, to illustrate their practice of ocial equality and launched the pro aganda of amalgamation between he race, will do no harm in New ork, and it was not intended to rfeet conditions there- It was de igned for southern consumption and o affect the south- For instance, Dr. ~erris, the colored M-arv~ard graduate, mphasized p1. hen he said: " This . ., .ns more to the negro f the black belt of the north.' The ncident is a revival of the old scheme f those radicals who, with Thad ~tevens and Charles Sumner, caused he re-construction deviltry in the ~outh in '68. That Stevens practiced niscegnationi. and Charles Sumner mdorsed it. and nothing but the im erial manhood of the southern white -eople-menl and women alike--sav ad our civilization then. 'The negro newspapers throughout :he country will publish and send roadcast over the south this story f black nmen and white women sitting lown to dinner, with what results I aeed not say. Roosevo.-lt's luncheon with Broker Washington caused un~ told mischief, and, as one of these sneakers said. 'conditions are goimg o get worse in the south before the':' get better.' When the colored people get educated. th whites in the South will have to recognize them.' Closing his statement with assertion that 'de portationl is implossible, then it niust be amalgomfation and education. " A few stat istics will indicate what this means- South Carolina has 225.' 000 more negroes than whites: bs. sissippi. 265,000 more negroes than whites- and th~e six southern states of South Carolina. G'eorgia, Alabama, Florda. Slississipp~i and Lomisiana. constitutinlg the blaek belt. have- 39. 000 more negroes than whites. Y't.ur own state of Gieorgia has over l.006. 000 negroes and less thanT 20A 00~ white majorit y. "If this p-ogram of the '..uIards should be car'-ied out, the future tray eler through the heart of the Confed racy, when the niixinlg of the races has been completed. could discover nothing here except mulattoes, ol even a darker admixture. It is need less to say t hat this will never occur, because, if deportation is impossible. the destructionl of the black race ia not. And those who sow the wind may live to reap the whirlwind "I know better than any othei souhern man for I have tested it that the northern feeling on thi: I motion differs very little from ou TWO BAD MEN. WRO MUST BE HUNTING JUDGE LYNCH. Negroes Abduct a Woman and After Robbing Her Leave Her i. the ! Woods. A dispatch from Charlotte says John Boyd. a one-armed negro, who is bell boy at the Selwyn hotel, and Wilson, another negro hackman, have just been bound over under a $1,000 bond each to await trial at the next term of criminal court on a very grave charge, that of robbing a welldressed lady, who gives her name as Mrs. J. M. Morgan of Atlanta, and who was stopping at the Euford hotel. Mrs. Morgan was found in the woods near the city, wandering about in a stupefied condition. A tenant on a farm discovered her and summoned the police Rwho have been diligently investigating the case. with the result that sufficient evidence was I found against the negroes to hold them on the charge above stated. According to the story told by Mrs. Morgan, and which story i:; 'tacked up by circumstantial evidence, Mrs. Morgan took a cab to go to the depot. Instead of taking her to the station the two negroes are said to have held her in the carr'eage and to have carried her to the woods, where she was later found unconscious. She says she was robbed of two diamonds worth $200. Dr. Boyd was the star witness at the trial. He told of finding Mrs. Morgan with her arm badly bruised and her oody badly bruised. He says she was in a dazed condition, as if she had been doped. He further testified that he saw in the woods where she was found a plac where a struggle had taken place. 'A bottle was found nearby and a number of matches. A watch charm was found near the scene of the struggle which belonged to John Boyd, a vicious negro bearing a b'ad reputaiton. At this time full details of the case have not been ascertaned, but the further the matter is probed the more dastardly becomes the crime chargd against the two negroes. Mrs. Morgan had been at the Buford sev eral days and was well dressed and of tractive appearance. BOLD THIEVES. Broke Into Fever Hospital and Stole Employes Wages. A. dispatch from London says that on Saturday burglars went to an unknown extreme when, disregarding a number of cases of malignant fever, they broke into the fever hospital, on Seagrave road, Fulham, and made away with valuables estimated to be worth $2,000. The money had been drawn out of the bank to pay the wages of the em loyes. In order to reach the office here the money was kept it was necessary for the thelves to pass through several wards where patients were lying. No one saw them, but arks evidenced where they forced n entrance to the building. * Thirty-Six Rescued. A dispatch from New York says with the aid of the breeches buoy, ifesavers early Saturday rescued from the tank steamship Washington stranded off Monmouth beach, her captain and crew of 36 men. It is expected that the steamsl'Ii will be floated at next high tide. own. And if the Republican natio l convention shall adopt the Ohio program of redr .ing southern repre sentation it would be the duty of the Democratic convention to meet it with a plank declaring 'this is a white man's country and white men must govern it.'" In answer to the question whether such a plank would gain us votes in the North, Senator Tillman said "If the Republicans should press the issue. I have no earthly doubt of it. Southern men would only have to go among the northern people and dis cuss the question as I have done, boldly and frankly. No Republican speaker can meet the arguments and facts that can be presented, and the feeling of caste. race superiority is as indelibly fixed there as here. The question never will se settled until the North shall agree to the re peal of the fifteenth amendment and modification of the fourteenth, so as to set at rest once for all the negro's aspirations social equality, by taa1'3g from him political equality, or leav ing it to each state to settle:" When asked if the action of South ICarolina in regard to negro suffrage was unanimous Senator Tillman said "ln a manner yes, and then agaim, no. because there was considerable dis cussion and threats in certain quar ters of mobilizing the n'egro vote tand controlling the state constitution al convention by those who claimed to be the guardians of vested interest and corporations. If you should ev er have a death grapple in Georgia along these lines and your negroes are not disfranchised, you can readily understand how many thousands of them would have their taxes paid so that their votes could be used at the "It is well understood now by a great many northern people that the negroes are the balance of power in many northern and border states. such as New York. New Jersey. Del aware; Maryland. Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Kanas. and there is intense biia~r ess of feeling in Washington because oo the impending control of the n: I onal Republican convention byv ne gr deegates from the South. who. said to me, cani deliver no electoral votes. but will nominate a man for the safe Republican states to elect. "The South. and least of all Geor gia, cannot afford to yield one incli or father in this conflict. Our civili ation, and everything which makes Ife worth living, depends on it. And all other issues sink into insigucifi ane in comparison. HISTORY OF COTTON. SOME FIGURES THAT DEEPLY CONCERN TIUS SECTION. Extracts From a Speech Made in Congress by Representative Hcftin of Alabama. More than 3,000 years ago cotton was found growing in India and Her odotus tells us fhat the natives called it "tree wool." He said: "They made clothes of this tree wool and claimed that it exceeded in beauty and goodness the wool of the sheep.' In 1492 Columbus found cotton growing in the West Indies and it is certain that coton came to Jamestown with our fathers in 1607, for it was cultivated that year in Virginia. Pick ett, in his history of Alabama, tells 1 us that as early as 1728 cotton flour- t ished in Louisiana. Mississippi and Alabama. How to seperate the cotton from d the seed was an important problem I with our fathers, and this tedious t task was performed with the fingers. o So slow was the process that four pounds of lint per week was as much as a good hand could do. 1 In 1728 there was great rejoicing h in tl'e South when a man in Phila- a delphia invented a machine for sep- t< erating seed and lint, and this ma chine could turn out only ten pounds t of lint per day. Not until Ely Whit- a ney, of Georgia, invented the saw o: gin in 1793, was this feature of the e, cotton problem solved. The first c( cotton gin operated by any other than R hand was run by water in Fairfield, ti S. C.. by James Kincaid, in 1:95. V, For a long time spinning and weav- c< Ing were done by individuals and 6 families in their homes. They used v the little hand carder, the one-thread spinning wheel and the wooden loom. h These were followed by the inventions cc of Cartwright, Wyatt and others, the carding engine, the spinning jinney St and the power loom, all run by steam, h and the manufacture of cotton be- hi came one of the most important in dustries in the world. d, In 1784 we exported from the fc United States eight bales of cotton to H England, and this fibre had been VE seperated from the seed by th hand. tb At Annapolis. Md., in a political con vention, 1786, James Madison of B Virginia, the author of the Federal fa Constitution said in a speech: "The United States wIl one day become a great cotton-producing country." We ly were then producing 5.000 bales. Mr. Madison's prediction has come true. The S outh produces 80 per ) ent. of the world's crop of cotton. B This cotton belt is 1,450 miIs long G from east to west and 500 a wide fc and has in it about . . 000,000 u: acres. th In .1880 the amount of capital in vested in cotton mills in the South st ras $2-,000,000, and today we have el nvested in this important industry a lttle over twelve times that amount', 225,000,000. Twenty-five years ago the SoutnA had only 600,000 cotton spindles and oday we have about 10,000.000. In' 1890 there were :336 cotton mills inlB the South and now we have oveB 600. Great Britain, or the UntdB Kingdom, is the greatest cotton man-B ufacturing country in the world, and B has over 40,000,000 spindles.C America stands next to the motherC ountry with 26.0003,000 spindles. Germany comes third with 9,000,000C spidles. Russia is fourth with 7.-C 000.000 spindles, and France is fifth C with 6,000,000 spindles. I In 1906 New England cotton mills D onsumed i,349,478 bales of cotton, D and In the same year our Southern E mills consumed 2,374,225 bales; 23,- F 000 hales more than our Northern I mills consumed. This is a splendid showing for the South when you re- G member that the North has nearly G twice as many spindles as we have. There is one fact. howwever, connect-H d with both that -we applaud. and ~ that both Northern and Southern mils consumed more cotton than L ever before. We are the greatest L otton producing people in the world,L with the cheapest and best manufac turing facilities on earth. England leads in exporting cotton goods, and Germany is second in the ist: the United States is third andC France is fourth. Last year the Unit ed States imported more cotton goods than she sold or exported. England, or the United Kingdom. exports everyj year more yards of cottcn cloth than our American mills produce for both home and outside trade. During the calendar year ending Deember, 1906, the United Kingdom1 exported cotton manufactuires to the value of $484,000,000, and the Unit-l ed States, during the same period, ex ported cotton manufactures to the value of $52,00.,000 and yet we ex ported twice as much as we did in FAST BICYCLE RIDING Caused the Death of a Colored Boy at t Spartanburg. A colored boy about 13 years old s 'was killed Monday morning in Spar- o tanburg by b~eing thrown from a bi- - cycle. The boy was riding down the' street at a great speed when he cameia icollision with acolored woman and t was thrown over the han~dle bas s, re- v eiving such a severe blow on the left side of his head that death r--j ulted in a fe-x n.inuts'.. Tl 'm ored boy was employed at Wrighton's market, and had been up South Church street to do some errand. Coming back he speeded down Kirby Hill. which is the custom of nine-j tenths of the cyclists.- The ice wa gon was standing in th' street. and Mrs Connor's servant girl was get ting a piece of ice. As she turned! from behird the wagon the bicycle was upon her. There was no time for her to get out of the way. or for the boy to turn his wheel, so there ' was a collision. Strange to say, the i. wo.- n wr., not injured.b WANT BRYAN The South Carolina Democracy Will Vote For Him. THE DETAILED VOTE. I Majority of the Delegates to the State Convention Instructed to Vote for Instructed Delegates to the National Democratic Convention Who Will Vote for the Great Com moner's Nomination. There will be 332 members of the tate convention, two for each of the 2 senators and two for each of the 24 representatives. Of these 332 here are 170 who are instructed by heir county conventions to vote for elegates to the national convention rho will support Wm. J. Bryan for be presidency. This is a majority f 8, definitely instructed. The Columbia State says of the 62 delegates from counties which ave not instructed delegates, there re quit? a -number who will vote instruct for Bryan. In some coun es the matter was not brought up t all, in other counties resolutions f endorsement for Bryan were adopt IL but the delegation to the State ynvention were not instructed. In .ichland, for instance, the conven on took no action, and these 10 )tes are placed in the uninstructed >lumn, although it is known that ve and probably more of the ten will >te for an instr uctcd delegation Ex-Gov. D. C. Heyward said that a will go to the Stat> I-emoncratie. >nvention a Bryan man. If e .is not itirely wedded to the idea of In ructing the delegates to denver, but does believe in endorsing most .artily Mr. Bryan's career. Gen. Wilie Jones, who is a caudi ite to go to Denver. is outspoken r Bryan. Both Gen. Jones and Got. eyward have attended national con ntions before. Therefore it appears at the majority elected from Rich nd county will favor endorsing ryan, the county convention having iled to instruct the delegates one ay or the others, resolutions on >th sides being tabled simultaneous There was a strong Bryan senti ent in Barnwell, and Chester, and 'illiamsburg, Lexington endorsed ryan. Nothing has been heard from sorgetown and these counties, there re, are put in tne uninstructed col nn, although as a matter of fact ere are perhaps a score ofthe 162 hich may be counted upon for in ruction and a few others may be assed as "doubtful," but are classi id as "uninstructed" in order to err the side of liberty. Ins. Unins. bbeville..........-S..S ken.... .............20 aderson...............12 amberg.. .... ...... 6 irnwell.... ....-.-..-.-. S ~aufort.. ............S . arkeley.. .. .... ........ arleston.. .. ......1 erokee....-..-...-- 6 -- ester.. .......-..-... desternield...........6 arendon...-....--. lleton.. .. .....-.-.-..-.. alhoun............4 -- arlington......-.-.-..-.. orchester .... .. .---.. dgefield.... ....-.-.-.-.-. 6 a~irfield........--.8 - lorence.........------8 -- eorgetown.. -. 6. reenville.......-....12 . reenwood......-- . -- ampton.. .. .-..--.-......6 orry.......... .-6 - ershaw...--.-.--..6 .. ancaster.............6 . aurens....... ..-.---- S -- exington ....--.--.--..-- .. arlboro.. .. ....-... aion. .---... --.. ewberry..... ...--S - conee ... --.----... rangeburg.........-10 -- ickens.....-....- - 6 ichland..-...--.--..--.10 aluda .... .. --.-... umter.. .. .---.-... partanburg.. .. ....--.--... nion....... --.......6 . illiamsburg. .. ...... ---8 ork.. ...-.-.-.-... ..10 .. Totals.. .. .......170 162 - WEALTHY CONVICT. ft a Fortune But Has Five Years to Serve. A Pittsburg. Pa., dispatch says [oward Hall. a burglar serving a 7 ear sentence at Riverside peni antiary. has fallen heir to $50,000 brought the death of an uncle in Alle heny. Hall has yet five years to erve. and has offered to turn over all f his new fortune to any one who ill get him out of prison at once. he Pittsburg police and L. B. Cook. n attorney, who is handling the es ate for the burglar, refuse to di ulge the name of the dead relative aying he made his will and died in noranc'e of the fact that his nephew as in jail.. IN A BIG HURRY. Ld Will Land at Charleston. Short est Route Home. A cable from Secretary of War ?at from Colon to Mayov Goodman, >f Pensacola. Fla.. in reply to an in itation' for him to return to the states via Pensacola. states that as iis presence is needed at once in !ashingtonl, he will take the shortest -oute. landing at Charleston. S. C.. WILL KILL BATS BY BURNING PATRICK HENRY'S VIRGINIA MANSION. Millions of the Pest Have Taken Pos session of it and People Driven From It. A dispatch from Aylett, Va., says I Montville, one of the most famous and historic places in Virginia, is to be burned to the ground by its own owners, the great grandchildren of Patrick Henry. beca". .e it is overrun with bats. Since ti' .n weather began there is no :rig in or near the place. .Bats i .ne thousands hang about the gr l parlors- and spacious bed rooms of the colossal mansion. Attemt to exterminate them by poison and with clubs have failed. They are in every room. They hang in long stripes, as is their habit, from the furniture, from the ceiling, from the walls and they are in such numbers that they form cur tains before the windows, darkening the house during the day. At night fall they loosen themselves from each other and dart to the yards in such numbers that they strike each other in their flight. Recently Philip Aylett, one of the owners of the place and an engineer attempted to make the house "bat proof." Every crack, every door, and every chimney was stopped up, but the bats found a way to enter. They coulg get through cracks which would hardly admit a roach. Mont ville was built about the time the Americans drove the English out of the country, and its woodwork is old and brittle. Montville is now owned by the six children of the late William Aylett. They inherited the home from their father, who had inherited it from his randmother, Elizabeth Henry, who had married an Aylett. After the death of William Aylett, half a dozen years ago, his sons and daughters married and moved away and Mont-' ville was rented for the first time since it was deeded in 1670 to the first Aylett who came to America by Charles II. From the day the lease was signed bats began to invade the place. The eesee tried living in the mansion with his family, but it was impossible. During the- day there were strings f bats yards long. The first of the rewsome creatures would cling to a piece of woodwork, to the wall, the window sill., or to a stick of furniture and his fellows would cling to him, forming a string of sqeaking, repul ive objects. The moment the sun set the string ould dissolve and the bats would seek the open, squeezing through the racks of windows or doors and through the floors and walls. The lesse and his family took quar ters in a cottage 1,000 yards away nd the manson was abandoned. The Aylett children offered prizes o the negroes who could kill the most bats. A child stood in the Front door one afternoon and with a tennis recquet knocked down 2,0001 bats. The negroes for a time came from every direction, hoping to win the "bat prize," but after thousands and thousands of the creatures had been Put to deaah there was -no ap reciable diininution. Poison was then paced in every part of the house, but the bats only seemed to thrive on it. This spring the bats have become a pest to the neighborhood, and the owners of the ld mansion have determined to burn it to its foundations. The bats can be got rid of in no other way. * CRITICISES TILLMAN. Congressman Lever Does Not Approve of the Race D~iscussionl. The Columbia State says Congress an A. F. Lever was in the city onj Saturday on his way to his home ip Lexington from Sumter. where he! participated in the farmers' conven tion Friday. Mr. Lever was well re eived in Sumter. At the banquet Friday night his address was received with pleasure not unmixed with sur prise. for he spoke very frankly with reference to the alleged race pro-; He declared that the people of the. North are willing to let the people of the South settle their own pro les, provided they don't make fools of themselves inl settling the ques-! tions. He was very pointed with ref erence to the wild talk of some peo pie of the South who in addresses to Northern audienlces give the wrong impressionl of the Southern condi Wlhen asked about ~t he matter by the Reporter of' The State Saturday Mr. Lever declared that had it not leen for the fact that Congressmfanl Heflin had introduced a ''.lim Crow :ar bill" for the district of Columbia.! and subsequently shot a negro, the State of Ohio would undoubtedly have gone Democradtic. The negroes of Ohio would not have voted for Taft. hut the Hedin affair may change it aThe State goes on to say that Con gressfanl Lever' (did not deny that he! was hitting at Senator Tillman also. He admitted that he does not approve f Senator Tillmani's way of usimg talk which to those that do not know him is of' the most violent kind. Mr.. Lever's speech at Sumter is said to have beeni very hold and was well re Lever declar'ed that friends of his in congress from Northern States had declared time and time again that they are willing to let the South set tle her problm. and to help the South if necessary. but they could o forever resist the appeals of their constituents in the North when those constituents are aroused by the wild talk of men who do not properly rep resent the views~ of the South. * TALE OF HORROR Eleven Bodies Found Burled in Farmhouse Yard. HAD BEEN MURDERED. Anxiety of John Helgelein Over Dish appearance of His Brother Leads to- Discovery of Murdered Bodies of Two Men, a Woman and Two Children in Yard of Woman Re cently Burned to Death. A dispatch from Laparte, Ind., says one of the most grewsome murder mysteries ever unearthed in that sec tion of the country came to light Tuesday when the bodies of five per sons, -all of them murdered,, were found in the yard in - the home-of Mrs. Belle Gunness, who, with three of her children was burned to death on the night. of April 28. So far only two of the bodies have been identified. These are Andrew Helelee, who came to that city from Aberdeen, S. D., for the purpose of marrying Mrs. Gunness, whose ac quaintance he had made through a matrimonial bureau. Tht, other is that of Jennie Olson Gunness, a Chi cago girl, who had been adopted by Mrs. Gunness. She disappeared in September, 1906, and it was said had gone to Los Angeles to attend school. The other bodies were those of - a man and two chiIdien, apparently 1?. ears old. The body of Helgenein was -dis- - nembered and the arms, legs; trunk and head were buried in different parts of th yard. It is believed by the authorities that Guy Lamphere, who has been under arrest since the burning of the Gunness home, on the charge of murdering Mrs. Gun tess and her family, committed the elgelein crime, Lamphere is a car penter and the manlier'in which the odyof Higelcin was dismembered Leads to the belief that it was done by somebody familiar with the use >f a. saw. In some quarters it is believed that qrs. Gunness may have known some :hing of the murderers of the five eople. A possible solution of the Gunness arm mystery, which was deepened ednesday when four additional bod es were' found in the barn yard,: de eloped Wednesday night. Evidence :ending to show that the nine dis nembered corpses unearthed Tues lay and Wednesday had been ship-, ,ed to Laporte, probably from Chi-, ago, came to light. The testimony ) draymen who had carted trunks nd boxes to the Gunness home lent., olor to this supposition. The La )orte police also received information hat two trunks; consigned to ,'Mrs. ele Gunness, Laporte, Ind." are 2elp In an express office In Chicago. Two of the nine mutilated bodies were identified, with reasonable cer :ainty. Anton Olson, of Chicago, lewed the body supposed to be that f Jennie Olson, 16 years old, foster laughter of Mrs. Gumiess, and pro tounced it to be that of his daughter. sister of the girl, Mrs. Leo Olan-. er, of Chicago, confirmed the ather's identification. Ask K. Helegein, 'whose inquires ~egarding his missing brother, An irew, led to the first dscoveries on :he death haunted farm, became sure :hat tbe largest and - best preserved f the corpses is that of his brother, L~gainst this identification, however, s the result of the autopsy perform d on this body by Dr. J. H. Meyer. .He found conditions which, to his ind, proved that the man perished Long after Andrew Helegein disap ered last January. Dr. Meyer said he corpse showed evidence of having been in the ground less than two eeks. Ask Helegein, however. re ~used to be convinced by these find ~ngs, and his certainty led the coroner o accept his identificaticn for the present. GEN. BUTLER IN LUCK. rhe Ex-Seniator. With Two Others, to Get Large Fee. A Washington dispatch 'to The News and Courier says Justice Ashley . Gould of the District Supreme ourt, decided Saturday that Senator wen of Oklahoma, former Senator Butler of Edgefield, and Wylie 0. Cox. are entitled to a fee of $75,000, payment of which from the United States treasury was enjoined last year. on complaint of the law firm of Shellep and Martin of that city. This firm charged fraud in a ;5,000,000 claim of the Cherokee Indians against the Government. Justice Gould held that no fraud had been shown. WHITE MAN ARRESTED. n Charge of Assaulting a Young White Woman. .Tohn Groves, a white man 55 years of age, was lodged in jail at Spartan burg on a warrant charging him with criminal assault upon the person of Miss Annie Dobson, a daughter of John Dobson. a well to do farmer of the Wellford section. The warrant for Groves' arrest was sworn out by Magistrate Dean of Duncan. The defendant Wvas arrested at his home at Greer by Constable T. Walker Moore and brought to Spar tanburg. He denies his guilt. Cotton Firm Fails. Inman and Co.. of Augusta, Ga.. one of the largest cotton firms in the South has been forced into bank ruptcy with liabbilities of about $1. 500,000 and assets the same. Killed by a Rooster. Max Crockett, Jr., fifteen yeats old died Wednesday at Lewisburg of a umnd inflicted by a rooster.