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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 Infirmary. 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 position. 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 given up. 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 ed. - 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 violence. 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 on him. 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 MURDER MYSTERY 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, . scene. - 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 ed. 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 belief. 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 ing. 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 Bedford's place. 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 ple. 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 TRAGIC MURDER Of Senator Carmack in Streets of Nashville 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 der. 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 ernor. 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: its methods." 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 ment house. 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 range. 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 thronged. 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 ter." 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 atomy. 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 NEGRO DESPERADO. 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 gee county. Henry Klaber. assistant chief cf police of Okmulgee. Two negroes, named Chapman. brothers. 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 ided. * iPORTANT DECISION D' United States Supreme Court on~ Mixed Schools. 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 expecting trouble. 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. aert. 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 NEGROES SAlS 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 says: "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 their fate. "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 listic effort. "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 Twenty-nine Thousand. 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 Colonel Brewster. 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 Jennings Bryan, DEMOCRATIC LEADER 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 an's newspaper. "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 vote. "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 cured. "Does any one believe that th' American pe plc will 'permanently permit secrecy as to campaign co 2 tributions? "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 latures? "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 ital? "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 Ohio. 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 Awful Disaster. 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 rescuing parties. 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 in check. 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 Tennessee. 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 pistol. 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* RAILROAD CASUALTIES ,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 ger trains. WORK OF THUGS. Four Persons Found Unconscious in Chattanooga Streets. 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 Claimed, 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 - Ruef." 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 3ury. -~ 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. shooting said: "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 -Monday. 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 ured. Killed Himself. 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 his incarceration.* 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-.