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VOL. XXIII MANKING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMGBER:8 98 O1
A HEROIC GIRL
Endured Great Suffering to Hol
Her Younger Sister.
SAVES CHILD'S FOOT
By Consenting to Have One HuE
dred and Forty-four Inches o
Skin Removed From Her Bod;
to be Grafted on the Little One'
Body After an Accident.
Charleston, Nov. 14.w-The Even
ing Post says Mamie Berger, four
teen years old, the daughter of Mr
Martin K. Berger. the well knows
cigar salesman, of 419 King street
has now about reeovered from th<
operation which she underwent tw<
weeks ago to give up 144 square
inches of skin that was grafted up
on the flesh of her little sister
Eleanor, the three-year-old child who
lost her right leg and a part of her
left foot through being run over
by a trolley car in King street os
the evening of September 19. The
victim of the trolley car aeeldent b
also improving and was on Sunday
brought home from the Riverside
For fortitude and self-saerilee,
the act of little Miss Mamie Berger
deserves a high plaee among the an
nals of heroism. About two weeks
ago the family physician of Mr.
Berger announced that while the
wound on the right limb of little
Eleanor was healing well the left
foot showed a startling condition, for
the flesh proved unable to grow iti
skin again. Therefore it would b'
necessary to try to save the ehild
from horrible suffering, and give her
as good a foot as possible by attempt
ing a very difficult surgical opera
tion--grafting skin upon the stump
Wthout hesitation the elder sis
ter, of the little girl, Mamie Berg
er, begged that she be allowed to
provide the necessary skin. She is
a healthy girl, 'weighing some 170
pounds, and she was glad to do any
thing possible to help her little sis
ter. Accordingly, after eonsultation,
the physician took the brave girl to
the Riverside Infirmary two weeks
ago today, and proeeeded to remove
enough skin to furnish a eoveriag
for the foot and a portion of the
left leg of Eleanor.
Twelve strips of skin were re
moved from the thighs and upper
limbs of Mamie Berger. Eaeh strip
was six by two inches in dimensions.
It took some two hours to perform
the operation. As the skin was re
moved it was placed upon the tesh
of the younger child, and bound into
For a week after giving up the
skin, Mamie Berger was unable to
leave fhe -infirmary. She suffered
great pain, but was encouraged t~y
the thought that she had dome some
thing for her younger sister, who was
so horribly mutilated on the evening
*of September 19. Today Mamie
Berger was able to walk about a lit
tle more than for the past few days
and will eventually, it is thought.
have new skin in the place of that
The physcians report that the
grafting operation promises to be
successful. Its outcome is beint
watched with keen interest by the
physicians of the city. Every other
day the Ittle girl has to be given
chloroform for the dressing of the
grafted skin. -She seems to have a
chanee now to recover from the
shock of the infuries, although for
some time after the accident it was
not thought she could survive. Her
right leg was amputated above the
knee. The left fcot was badly mash
- This afternoon in telling of th"
Incident, Mamie Berser did not seen'
to realize that she had done any
thing heroic. Her whole thought
was on the need of her little sister.
and possible benefit to follow the op
eration. She said the cutting away
of her skin did not hurt much. '
IRBY GETS THIRTY YEARS.
For Attempting to Assault Young
-Lady Near Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, Nov. 11.-John Irby
colored, was convicted in the specia
term of court this morning on th<
charge of assault with intent to rav
ish upon the person of Miss Leil.
Dempsey and was sentenced by
Judge Schumpert to 30 years at hard
labor In the State penitentiary.
Irby was carried to Columbia thi
afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Beck
nell, who was escorted as far a
Laurens by the Traynham Guards
returning home after spending 2.
hours in Spartanburg helping th
Hampton Guards keep the pease an
protect the negro Irby from mo
The trial passed off Quietly an'
there was no sign of trouble at an
time during the day. Irby was at
raigned at 11:45 and at 1:12 p. nr
Judge Schumpert passed sentene
ELEVEN MEN KILLED.
Unlon Pacific Freight Train Cras
With Terriole Results.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 1p.-Eleve
men, five of them Japanese iabore>
and the rest trainmen, were kille
in a collision of two Union Iacif
freight trains late last night
Borie. Wyo., and in the fire whi(
iol:owed. Only the body of J.
Duncan. one of the brakemen, at
five Japanese laborers were reco
ered. The other bodies were cr
mated by the burning of the car
The wreck was caused by one
the trains getting beyond contr
SOLVED BY THE STRANGE PRI
SENTMENT OF A SISTER.
Who Carries Searchers to the Pla'
Where Her Brother's Body i
Buried on Neighbor's Farm.
Chicago. Nov. 15.--Out on a desc
late little plot of ground two mile
f north of Marengo, a girl has uncov
- ered a murder mystery, the detail
of which indicate so cold-blooded ;
crime that farmers living in the vi
cinity have been fascinated by th,
- The body of Oscar Hoganson,
young farmer, who was living th4
lift of a hermit on his own farm
has been dug out of the soft eartl
of a chicken house on the farm o
Joa N. Bedf'rd. Just a few feel
away a blos !y hatchet was unearth
Bedford, like Hoganson, bad beer
living on his farm, but disappeared
after Hoganson's death. Such :
mass of circumstantial evidence way
discovered which pointed to him,
that when he finally was found in
Ellis, Neb., he was arrested and now
is being brought back to Chicago.
The man was taken while on his way
to see his mother at Beatric, Neb.
A strange presentment of the
dead man's sister, Arvilla Hoganson,
is credited with the discovery of
the body. The girl can not explain
the feeling which caused her to visit
the place and lead the searchers to
dig in that particular spot. She was
certain, however, that she had reach.
ed the grave of her murdered brotn
or, and the diggers soon verified her
The work of unravelling the mys
tery began more than a week ago,
wfhen Arvill-a began to worry be
cause her brother had failed to write
his weekly letter. The girl imme
diately declared, that on*e awful
thing had happened to him, al
though she had no information up
on which to base such a belief.
After two days it was decided to
visit the farm and learn just what
:had happened to Hoganson. So
Arvilla, accompanied by her brother,
James, visited the place early one
morning about a week ago. Thr'
house was found in seemingly good
order. The man's clothing and be
longings all appeared to be as he
might have left them, with one ex
osption-his three horses were miss
Inquiry was made among the
neighbors and somebody remembered
having seen Hoganson walking to
wards the farm of Bedford, a dis
tance. of about a mile, on the more
ing of October 29. Other neighbors
remembered having seen a man
whom they supposed was Bsdford
at Hoganson's place in the evening,
hitching up one of the missing hors
es. The othie' two horses, they de
ciared, were hitched to the rear of
the rig. As the man drove away in
the dusk they were unable to make
certain whether it actually was Bed
ford. A few days after this Bedford
left the district.
Miss Hoganson stood silent listen
er to the statement and theories of
the farmers. "I am satisfied that
the thing to do is to visit this man
Bedford's place," she. said. "I have
a feeling that we are going to settle
this thing right tihere." So the sis
ter and brother, toge3.her with a
crowd of curious farmers, hurried to
The girl walked straight to the
chicken house. The floor of the
house was paved smoothly with
round cobble stones, and to a super
ficial observer meant nothing. But
thie girl called attention to the fact
that several stones had been taken
up and replaced. Men began work
ing with picks and shovels and in a
few moments unearthed the body of
the missing man. He had been
killed by a blow over his right tem
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
The Two Coopers and Sharp Indicted
in Carmack Case.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 13.-The
trand jury returnied a true bill
against Col. D. P. Cooper and his
~on, R. J. Cooper. and Ee-Sheriff
John D. Sharp. who are charge.
jointly with the murder of Ev
Senator E. W. Carmack, and Sharpe
is also Indicted on the charge of 1be
Ing an accessory before the fact
T'he men charged with the crini
have been committed to jail withon
bail. The State will make out
strong case against them. Six wit
Inesses were examined by the jury
all of them prominent people. Ther<
is a strong feeling among a 1arg
number of people that the trial wii
rdevelop a well laid conspiracy t
assassinat3 Carmnack, as was done.
eE-SHERIFF IS ARRESTED
Charged With Aiding And Abettin
Murder of Carmanck.
Nashville, Nov. 12.-John .
Sharpe, ex-sheriff of this county. wA
n arrested here today, charged wit
s the murder and aiding and abettin
d in the murder of Senator Carmack.
SIt has been understood here fc
t several days that warrants would I
n issued for the arrest of Ssharpe an
3his arrest today was no surprise.
A1 It is alleged that Sharpe was see
swith Col. Cooper and Robin Coope
-his son. shortly before the killir
3and was also at the scene of t2
> ragedy imimediately after Carmat
ol fell to the ground. Sharp was:
once a ken tn jilit
Of Senator Carmack in Streets
BY POLITICAL RIVAL
He Is Shot Down in Business See
tion of the City by Robin Cooper,
S Whose Father Mr. Carmack Had
Criticised in Tennesseean of Whi::h
He Recently Became the Editor.
Nashville, Tenn., Ntv 9.-As a
t sequel to the recent bi-er Democrat
ic primary for the Gubernatorial
nomination in Tennessee, the Hon.
t Edward Ward Carmack, former
United States Senator from Tennes
see, was shot and instantly kiled
in a street duel here this afternoon
by Robin Cooper, a young att.rney.
Young C' Aer was wolnde.l in the
shoulder by a bullet from Carmack's
reo.vcr and is tonight und'r polke
surveillance in a local hospital. His
condition is not serious. Carmack
was wounded three times, in the
neck, the breast and the left shoul
Col. Duncan B. Cooper, father of
the young man, was with his son
during the affray, but did not fire a
shot. It is said he stood by with
pistol in hand. He is detained to
night at police headquarters.
The direct cause of the killing is
a recent series of editorials in the
Tennesseean, a daily paper of which
Mr. Carmack became editor after his
defeat .for the nomination far Gov
The editorials in question had
been irigorous in their comment on
Colonel Cooper and his alleged con
nection with what Mr. Carmack
termed the "Democratic machine an:
Colonel Cooper, who Is well known
in business, newspaper and po:.ticai
circles in Tennessee and in the
South, had, it is said, notified Mr.
Carmack that the reference to him
must cease. Another such editoria'
appeared this morning.
The men fought at close quarters
and there were but few witnesses.
It was past 4 o'clock, in the dusk of
the afternoon. They met on 7th
avenue, North, directly In from of f
the Polk flats, a fashionable apart
Mr. Carmack had just lifted his
hat to Mrs. Charles H. Eastman, a
friend, who was passing. In a mo
ment the firing began and Mrs. East
man was a horrified witness at close
So close was she that one of the
Coopers is said to have charge
Carmack with being a coward andi
hiding behind a woman. Cooper's
friends charged that Carmack fires
the first shot, but the dead man's
friends stoutly protest that his op
ponent was the first to shoot.
The tragedy created the most in
tense excitement throughout the
city and within a short time the
streets in the neigh-borhood were
The combatants were evident'y
close together when the firing be
gan, but the question of who fired
the first shot is in controversy. Mrst
Chas. H. Eastman, of this city, an.I
J. M. Eastman. of New York, were
nearby when the tragedy occurred.
Mr. Eastman's hearing in not goo-.J
and he declared he knew but little
of the affair. Mrs. Eastman said:
Story of Bystander.
"We were walking down 7th ave
nue, in the direction of Church
street, and had just passed the en
trance to the Polk fiats. Mr. Car
mack came up the street towards
us, smiling as he recognized us. w'
was some steps away and there wert
very few pepole on the street. M:.
Eastman and I -rere near the edge
f the sidewalk and Mr. Carmac!:
would have passed between us an'
the fence. He raised his hat as we
spoke. He had his right hand ut.
and was about to make a remark
vihen somebody said-it 'was th-'
older voice-'We've got you ai
right,' or something to that effect
I can't say positively what the ex
act words were. It never occurred
to me that it was anything mor!
:hian a friend speaking. Mr. Car.
mack raised his eyes, instantly put
on his hat and ran his hand back.
when the same voice said: 'You
coward, you are hiding behind a
woman, are you? Senator Carmnack
jumped out so as to get clear of in'
and I jumped into a gateway. I saw:
that Mr. Carmack had a pistol. 1
turned and said: 'For God's sake
don't shoot.' I saw Mr. Carmnack
wheel and fall in a heap in the gut
Mrs. Eastmen said she saw the
young man standing over Mr. Car'
mack and that he put something in
to his own pocket.
- Shot From Behind.
;Dr. McPheters Glasgow, who ar
rived at the scene soon after the
tragedy occurred, said tonight:
"There were three bullets in th.
bdofMr. Carmack. Oneenrd
on the left side about two and one
halt inches below the left nipple
and just a short'distance below the
heart and remained a short distance
from the right side, under the skin.
crossing the median line of the an
s"'Another bullet enter the left
shoulder and lodged about four and
one-half inches below the right nip
pie, under the skin. Both of these
r wounds were clean ones and I do
not thinks they were the fatal ones
di "The third bullet, which I cor
ceive to be the fatal one, was in the
n neck. The wound was one and one
r half inches to the left of the median
g line and one inch below the hair
e line on the neck , posterioril-.
k 'The bullet entered .the neck and
, made an exit from the mouth of the
EIGHT MEN KILLED
IN AN ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE A
He Is Shot to Death and Gremated
in His House, Which Is Burned
Down on Him.
Okrulgee. Okla., Nov. 15.-Eight
persons were killed and ten others
were wounded today in a fight be
tween James Deckard, a negro des
perado and officers. The dead:
Edgar Robinson, sheriff of Okmm
Henry Klaber. assistant chief cf
police of Okmulgee.
Two negroes, named Chapman.
J. Deckard, negro.
Three unidentified negroes.
The wounded: Steve Grayso.,
shot through shoulder.
Deputy sheriff, arm broken.
Seven others, slightly wounded
The disturbance began at the St.
Louis and San Francisco Railroad
station, where Deckard engaged in
a 'fight with an Indian boy, Steve
Grayson, and beat him into insen
sibility with a rock. Friends of
Grayson called the police. When
Policeman Klaber went to t'he ta
Lion, Deckard fled to his house near
by and barricaded himself. When
laber approached the house, Deck
rd shot and instantly killed him.
Sheriff Robinson gathered deputies
n a few minutes and hurried to the
scene. This party contained several
egroes, whom the sheriff cnmmis
;oned as deputies. As the attack
ng party approached the Deckard
ouse, Deckard opened fire with a
rifle, firing as rapidly as he could
oad his weapon. The sheriff fell
irst, instantly killed. Then five of
he negro deputies were slain.
Deckard's house was soon sur
"ounded by a frenzied mob of arm
d men. Fire was set to a house just
forth of Deckard's. Volleys of bul
ets were ;pourned :into Deckard'
louse and he was shot down. He
ras seen to roll over, strike a match
nd set fire to his own house, which
ras soon a roaring furnace, in which
is body was baked. Deckard evi
lently had a large quantity 'of am
iunition stored in the house for
many cartridges exploded.
Governor Haskell, at Guthrie, was
.dvised of the fight and of the bad
eeling between the whites and ne
roes that had grown out of
hreatening a race riot. The Gov
rnor at once ordered the militi.2
ompany at Muskogee to prepare to
;o to Okmulgee, and a special trai-n
as made ready to carry the troops..
'he Governor remained at his office
o keep in touch with the situation.
News of the preparation 'to send
ailitia had a good effect on the dis
rderly element of both races, and
onight the crowd dispersed. Fur
her trouble is not expected. When
tbecame known that no other negro
ad assisted Deckard against the
filcers the talk of reprisals sub
D' United States Supreme Court on~
Washington, Nov. 9.-In deciding
he case of Berea College versus the
tate of Kentucky, favorably to the
tate, the supreme court of the
nited States today held that a StaL
f the union may constitutionally.
gislate to prevent the co-education
f the white and black races.
The case was instituted to test
he validity of the State law of 1904.
rohibiting white and black children
~rom attending the same schools.
he higher State court took the po
iton that the white and black races
~re naturally antagonistic and that
he enforced separation of the chil
Iren of the two is in the line of
he preservation of the peace
The opinion of the supreme court
was handed down by Judge Brewer
nd affirmed the finding of both the
Centucky circuit court and the ~ou
f appeals. Justices Harlan and Da.3
i ssented. Justice Brewer's opinion
!eat entirely with corporations at:
ffected by the Ketuk statute, and
id not consider the question of its
pplicability to individuals.
~he street, under his tongue at the
xit of the wound. I thik this was
he fatal wound. Two teeth were
aso broken loose.
I think there were two bullets
!red from Carmack's gun."
Resuit of Conspiracy.
Both the Coopers and Senator Car
mack have many friends here and
throughout the State. Cooper's~
statement is that the affair was
merely a street duel in which both
sides nmet andb both began firing.
The friends of the Coopers claim
hey had tried to avoid a meeting
with Carmack, it is said, and they
were on the way to the State capitol
in response to a telephone message
from Governor Patttrson when the
tragedy occurred and that Senator
Carmack had been warned and was
Friends of Senator Carmack
strenuously claim that the killir;
wa the result of a conspiracy, pure
and simple; tha: he was waylaid;
that when Senator Carmack left The
i ennessean office for his boarding
house the fact wa telephone from
house near The Tennessean office an;
the Coopers notified that the senato:
was on his way and to be on th.
It now develops, accdording ti
friends of Mr. Cramack, that the:
was a third party with the Cooper:
just before the shooting, a formel
county official who is a close perso 1
al friend of both the Coopers an.
Patterson. Friends of the dea
snator indiente that there will h
s.nsational developments wi'hin th,
next day or so regarding the ai
THE TAFT VOTE
IN GEORGL WAS CAST BY
A Georgia Negro, Who Rejoices That
Some White Men Have Been Led
to the Light by Negroes.
Washington, Nov. 15.-Former
Register of the Treasury Judson W.
Lyons, colored, in a letter to a local
paper Wednesday asserts that credit
for the increased Republican vote in
Georgia on November 3 is due al
most entirely to colored vcters. He
"A perusal of the vote cast last
Tuesday, as published in the Atlanta
Constitution of the 4th and 5th of
this month, will convince any one
that it is practically the same vote
as was polled against disfranchise
ment on the 7th day of October last
in the State election, with a few ex
ceptions in northeast Georgia, where
few colored people live.
"Taft and Sherman received 29,
000 votes. Unaided by their former
political allies,- they-the colore.l
men-succeeded on the 7th day o'
October in having recorded against
disfranchisement, a measure that
struck at their very manhood, prac
tically the same vote.
"It was suggested to the 'campaign
committee of five' that the best way
to carry the State in November
would be to arouse all Republican
voters to active opposition to the dis
franchising amendment in October.
but for reasons best known to those
gentlemen, they declined to take any
opan or public part in that matter.
and the colored men were left to
"It hs hen estimated that 5 000
or 6.--0f of the votes cast against
disfranchisement were by white men.
I think I run no risk of successful
contradiction when I say that the
vote for Taft and Sherman last
Tuesday was just about the same.
In other words, that not over 6,000
or 7,000 of the 39,OCO v itest cast
were by white mren
"As fa-r as tis may have been
recruits, all rejoice that at last the
virtues cf the party for which they
have persistently and consistently
fought 'almost alone for a generation
are being recognized, and their old
time foes, like Saul of Tarsus, have
had the scales of darkness stricken
'rom their eyes, even though forty
years were censumed in the evange
"Why this famous 'campaign com
mittee' should send forth from its
headquarters in Macon to the world
the negro did not vote,' 'it is a white
man's victory,' is past my under
standing, unless by so dring they
hope to hold on to official pabulum,
which ,no one begrudges them, or, to
increase the same."
KILLING IN BERKELEY.
Colored Man Shoots at White Man
and Gets Shot.
Moncks Corner, Nov. 12.-Anoth
er homicide occurred n'ear Mt. Holly
on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad.
Mr. H. E. Brown attempted to ar
rest a negro named Richard Dray
ton and the negro attempted to kill
Brown. In fact, a bullet from Dray
ton's pistol passed through Brown's
wercoat, whereupon Brown shot and
killed Drayton. There were no wit
nesses to this tragedy, except the
participants. Brown .came up and
surrendered to the sheriff. An order
for bail was granted by Judge Al
dich, and the bond was promptly
executed and Brown was rel'eased.
The killing occurred Monday.*
OFFICIAL VOTE OF VIRGINIA.
Lyan's Majority Over All Nearly
Richmond, Va., Nov. 12.-Official
returns complete for Virginia from
the presidential election show the
yopular vote to have been: Bryan,
82,948; Taft, 52,979; Chafin, 1,054:
Debs, 254; Watson, 106; Hisgen,
52, Gilhaus, 25; total, 137,555.
Bryan's plurality, 30,369, majority,
28,853. The total vote in 1904 was
131,583. Parker's plurality was 32,
773, a net loss of 2,404 to the Demo
cratic ticket. *
TWO LAWYERS FIGHT.
~Judge Candler Threw Glass at
Atlanta, Nov. 12.--Juidge John S.
Candler, formerly of the State su
perior court, and Col. H. P. Brew
strr, a well known local lawyer en
gaged in a personal difficulty In the
superior court room at the court
house today. After some words
Judge Candler rushed across the
room and seized a glass and threw
it at the head of Colonel Brewster.
He miss-d his aim, and the glass
was shattered against the wal'.
They rushed at each other, but were
separated befone blows were passed.*
GOES UP FOR LIFE
For Wrecking Train and Causing
- eath of Two Men.
Spartanburg, Nov. 1 2.-Clarence
Aknew, the negro charged with mur
der and the wrecking of a passenges
train on the Southern Railway, near
rDuncan. S. C.. which resulted in the
- killing of the engineer and fireman
I was found guilty with recommenda
I tion to nmeray here today. He wau
asceneed to life imprisonment. ItI
Swas one of the negroes whom th~
- mob sought to lynch here four week:
A BATTLE LOST
A War Just Begun, Says William
Declares That the Party Must Fight
On or be Dissolved-The Princi
ples and Policies of Democracy
Are Not Dead-The People Will
Yet Turn to It.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 12.-"A bat
tle lost-a war but begun," is the
caption of the first page editorial in
this week's issue of William J. Bry
"The election of 1908 is over and
the returns disclose a signal victory
for our opponents, but the principles
for which our party stands, the poli
cies for which our party contends,
these are not dead. A good propo i
tion is not made bad by rejection at
the polls; a needed reform is not
made unnecessary by an adverse
"The legislation asked for by the
Democratic party in its national plat
form was not of a temporary charact
er; it was legislation which will be of
permanent advantage when it is se
"Does any one believe that th'
American pe plc will 'permanently
permit secrecy as to campaign co 2
"Does any one believe that th .
American people will permanently
.mit the will of the voters to be
thwarted, as it is now by the elec
tion of senators through legis
"Does any one believe that tce
trusts will be permitted permanently
to exploit the masses?
"Does any one believe that the
consumer will permanently permit
the tariff to be written by the privi
leged of that tariff?
"Does any one believe that the
public will permanently tolerate
estrangement between labor and cap
"Does any one believe that the
fifteen milions of depositors will for
ever permit their savings to be jeop
ardized as at present?
"Does any one believe that the ex
travagance of the government will
go on forever unchecked?
"Does any one believe that our re
public will permanently consent to
a colonial policy with its humilia
tions and financial burdens?
"There must be a party represent
ing the people's protest against
wrong politics and against the op
pressing of politics and against the
ppression of the struggling masses
The Democratic party must continue
its fight or dissolve. It could not
exist as a plutocratic party.
"During the twelve years the Denm
cratic party has accomplished more
ut of power than the Republican
party has accomplished in office, and
this is a sufficient reward for those
who fight for a righteous cause. It
would have been pleasant to have
been able to reward worthy Dem-,
rats with official positions; they
are looking for good government.
and they labor unselfishly for the
promotion of good bovernment. They
will neither be discouraged nor dis
mayed by defeat. They cannot
cease to be interested for the gov
ernment, for indifference would only
invite worse abuses than those from
which we now suffer. The fight
must be continued, because a goo 1
government is the richest legacy that
a parent can leave to a child.
",,As for myself, let no one worry
about my future. The holding of
office is a mere incident in the life
of those who are devoted to reforms.
The reform is the essential thing. If
one can advance reforms by holding
office, then the holding of office is
justifiable. If one can best advance
reforms as a private citizern, then
the holding of office is undesirabi-'.
The world owes me nothing. I am
abundantly compensated for What .I
have been able to do. My life will
not be long enough to repay the
people for the confidence which they
have expressed. My gratitude to
those with whom I have labored sur
passes language, and the days of the
future to work in the interest of tihe
people as I understand that interes!
and in behalf of those reforms which
seem to me to be the best.
"I invite the co-operation of those
who approve, and I shall not be de
terred by the criticism of tipse w'io
dsapprov'e. With an abiding faith
in the triumph of the truth and an
unfalterin'g confidence in the right
eousness of our cause, I speak this
word of encouragement to those who
call -themselves friends. I shall keep
step with them and march on. xThe
measure of our work cannot be taken
In a day. If we are right, as I be.
lieve we are. it will vindicate us. If
we contribute, as I believe we are
contributing, .to a cause that is
founded in justice, our efforts wiU
weigh in the final victory."
Falls Fifty-five Feet.
Monroe, La., Nov. 12.-A mar
named Bell. whose feat is known a:
"the leap for life." and consists o1
swinging on a rope ihrough a sheel
of flame. fell from a 53-foot derricJ
at the Parish fair here today. ant:
is believed to have been fatally in
jured. His home is in Marion
Shoots His Own Brother.
Warrenton, Va.. Nov. 1 2.--Dc
fiending himself and his wife in hi
home. as he alleges, against a mid~
night attack made by. his Own broth
er. Henry Spinks shot and1 killet
William Spinks at Hopwell. twent:
MANY MINERS KILLED
BY AN EXPLOSION IN A GERM3
Only Forty-one Out of Nearly Four
Hundred Workmen Escape the
Hamm, Westphalia, Germany,
Nov. 12.-The greatest mine disas
ter in many years in Germany oc
curred this morning n the Radbod
mne, about three miles from this
place. There was a heavy explosion
in the mine about 4 o'.lock this
morning and almost immediately the
mine took fire.
There were 380 miners working
under the ground at the time and
only six esqapecj without injury.
Thirty-five were taken out slightly
isjured and 37 were dead when
brought to the mouth of the pit.
The remaining 302 have been given
up for lost.
The explosion, which was. unusu
ally violent, destroyed one of the
shafts, which had to be partly repair
ed before the rescue work was be
gun. In addition, the flames and
smoak proved almost insurmountable
obstacles in the early efforts of the
A special corps, composed of the
men who rendered such valuable aid
in the terrible .mine disaster at
Courrieres, France, in March of
1906, arrived on the scene shortly
before noon, but were unable to
enter the mine, being forced to await
she result of the determined effort
of the firemen to keep the flames
Meantime heart-rending scenes
were being enacted at the mine when
the dead and wounded were brought
to the surface, and there were simi
lar scenes in the town where the In
jured were transported through the
streets to the hospitals.
At 1 o'cloek the fire had made
great headway and later in the
afternoon, after a consultation of the
engineers, it was decided that any
further attempts to rescue the en
tombed men were vain, owing to the
impossibility of-entering the galleres.
At the same time an order wa:, Is
sued to flood the mine.
First reports indicated that the
accident was the result of an ex
plosion of coal dust, but the state
ments of the injured men render this
improbable and it is not clear just
what caused it.
GRIEVES OVER TRAGEDY.
Policeman Who Shot Child by Ac
cident Quits the Force.
Charleston, Nov. 13.-The Even
ing Post says, grieving over the
shooting of the little girl of a fellow
policeman, Private S. M. McClure, of
the Charleston police force, has re
signed from the department, be
cause of shattered health, and .will
start with his family tomorrow for
the West. Hie will go on to Arizona,
where he has a brother, leaving his
wife and children with his father in
Private McClure has always been
a good officer, and was held in high
esteem by his superiors. Last July.
ne was in pursuit of a negro in the
upper part of the city, and was
forced to shoot at the fellow. Little
Mary Sassett was hit and killed by
one of the bullets from the officer's
A father himself of small children.
Policeman McClure was alir gst pros
trated with grief, and never recoi -
ered from the shock which the de
plorable death of the little girl gave
him. He seemed to pine away, and
is now forced to use crutches to
make his way about. Hie leaves to
morrow morning for Arizona, where
it is hoped his strength will return*
,For the Fiscal Year Ending the
Last of June.
Washington, Nov. 12.-There
were 3,764 persons killed and 68,
989 injured in .railroad casualties
in the United States during the fiscal
year ended June 30th, last, accord
ing to an announcement of the Inter
State Commerce Commission today.
This is a decrease of 1,236 in the
number of killed and 3,279 Injured.
as compared with the previous year.
In the three monthe ended June~
30th there were 591 killed and 13.
098 injured. a 'decrease ,of 1,752
from the preceding quarter. The 13
passengers killed in train accidents
during the quarter is the smallest
ever reported in the quarterly ree
ord. The dgoflissiones dur'ing the
quarter numbered 820 and derail
ments 1,310 of which 130 collisions
and 198 derailments affected passen
WORK OF THUGS.
Four Persons Found Unconscious in
Chattanooga, Tenn., November 8.
-During last night four persons whc
had been assaulted by thugs were
found unconscious in the streets 01
this city. One of the victims,
negro, died soon after being found
P.. L. Owens, a white farmer, was
picked up on Pine street, with his
head cut open. When he regaine'
consciousness he said that a negri
had struck him and robbed him o
$40. An unknown young whit
man, well dressed, was picked ul
on Whiteside street, and up to:
late hour he bad not regained con
sciousness. The last victim was;
1negro woman, who was found wit:
a ghastly cut in the centre of he
A LAWYER SHOT
By a Saloon Keeper Decause, As
HE HAD RUINED HIM
Third Trial of Abraham Ruef, on
Charge of Bribery, Brought to an
Abrupt Halt by Man Shooting the
Prosecuting Attorney in the Court
Room in the Presence of Many.
San Francisco, Nov. 13.-Franeir
J. Henrey, a leading figure In the
prosecution of municipal corruption
in San Francisco, was shot and se
riously wounded at 4:28 o'clock to
day in Judge Liwlor's Court room
by Morris Haas, a Jewish- saloon
keeper, who had been accepted as a
juror in a previous trial of Abraham
Ruef and afterwards removed, it
having been shown in Court by
Heney that Haas- was an ex-conviet,
a fact not brought out in his exami
nation as a venireman.
The shooting of Heney occurred is
the presence of many persons in the
Court room during a recess in the
trial of Abraham Ruef, on the trial
for the third time on the charg. of
bribery. At 6 o'clock tonight Mr.
Heney, who regained consciousness.
and will likely recover, said:
"I will live to prosecute Haas and -
The Court had taken a recess for
ten minutes and the jury had left
the room. Heney and Bruef's. atter
neys, Ach and Dozier, had just re
turned from Judge Lawlor's ehams
era, where they had been summoned
by the Judge for a conference. ~:After
the conference Ach and' Dozier r'e
turned to the Court room and Heaey
returned to his customary seat.
He was talking with former Super
vistor Gallagher, who had just pre
viously undergone a severe": cross
examination by Reef' attorneys,
when Haas rushed up out of the au-'
dience. Haas approached Heney,
placed a -revolver against thtprose
cutor's right cheek and fired. Heney
fell over on the desk, blood stream
ing from the wound. Haas was im
mediately seized by by-standers and
thrown into the empty jury box,
where he was held on his back- till
the police 'came.
"Haas, while a venireman in the
second Ruef bribery trial, was put to
a severe examination by Heney,
while he wasxamined for juyr du
ty. He asserts that the information
brought out by Heney in his question
resulted in the ruin of his business.
that of a saloon keeper.
Hans In the second Ruef trial had
been passde as a juror. Then one day
in Court Heney dramaticarlly pro-.
duced a photograph of Haas, taken
at -San Quentin penibentiary; in con
vict garb and with cro'pped hair and
with his number acrose 'his breast..
Had~s collapsed in -Court, admitting
that 11e had been a convict. He was
immedla~tely discharged from the
News of the shooting spread rap
idly, and an immesnse crowed gath
ered in the corridors of the Court
building. A large force of police,
headed by Chief Biggy, eurrounded
the building and kept the crowd
back. A. number of men, who were
suspected of beise there to create
trouble, were arrested.
Haas in a statement -afttr the.
"I am the wronged man. I do not
care what become of me now.~ I
have sacrificed myself not 'for my
own honor but for the honor of
those who are situated like myself.
I would not hav~e brought my four
ehildren into the world to bear such
a brand if I had known that the fact
that I was a former convict would
become known. Heney ruined me.
That is why I shot him."
After thie shooting Judge Lawlor
called the Court to order anid Imme
diately ordered Ruef taken into eub
tody, overruling the objection of
Attorney Ach. Attorney Dozier ask
ed that the witness, Gallagher, also
be taken into custody, but the Court
declined to issue the order. The
Judge then adjourned Court until
Close examination of the wound
showed that the bullet entered
through the right cheek and lodged
under the left ear. It barely missed
the carotoid artery, and at another
point the arteries wiere not rupt
San Francisco, Nov. 14.-Morris.
Haas, who shot Francis J. Heney
yesterday, committed suicide at the
county jail by shooting himseiS
through the head.
One report says that the pistoI
with which IHaas shot himself was
concealed in his shoe, where --he hid
it before shooting - Heney. Another
report says the pistol was seeret's
passed to Haas by a friend since
Disaster at Saw Mill.
Roanoke, Va., Nov. 13.--A Times
special tonight from Norfolk, Va.,
says that three men were killed
outfright, 'jtWo fataliy :injured and
two others were seriously hurt in an.
explosion yesterday at a saw mill
plant in Wise county.*
vGoing to Mexico.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 1.-Mr. and
Mrs. Win. J. Bryan will leave Sun
t day for a trip to Mexico. They will
- seek rest and recreation. The~
a itinerary of the trip has not bee-i
i announced. Mr. Bryan will deliver
a commencement address in Phila-.