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VOL. XXIII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, DECEM'ER 9, 1908 NO.16
FIEND CAUGHT
Man Who Assassinated Ussey at
Barnwell is Arrested.
WAS PAID TO DO IT
He Is a Negro by the Name of
Quitman Johnson, and Lives at
Aiken, Where He was Appre
hended-Taken to the Peniten
tiary for Safe Keeping.
Columbia, Dec. 2. - Quitman
Johnson, the negro who was arrest
ed at Aiken for assassinating W.
Perry Ussey at Barnwell on last
Saturday right, was brought to Co
lumbia yesterday morning and plac
ed in the penitentiary for safe keep
Ing.
Governor Ansel was notified of the
capture of the negro at Aiken Tues
day night by The State and his ex
cellency at once communicated witn
the authorities there, instructing
them to lose no time in bringing
the prisoner to Columbia.
There was considerable feeling
in Barnwell over the homicide anJ
while no direct evidence had been
secured against Johnson it is said
that the circumstances surrounding
the case show that he at least knows
something about it.
What Is Said in Aiken.
A dispatch from Aiken says the
suspicion .toward Johnson for the
killing is very strong, and the par
ties interested believe that they have
the right man without a doubt
Certain statements made by Johnson
before the tragedy are very incrimi
nating.
He went to Barnwell last week,
but before going he is said to have
told a gentleman of Aiken that what
lie would do in Barnwell would b
heard about and also that he sur
posed he would get into trouble yet
about the white people.
It is said that he was seen a few
minutes before the shooting with L
gun and that he w..s seen a few min
utes after with a gun. The parties
interested are confident of having
the right man.
The case has excited a great deal
of interest in Aiken and is the topic
of conversation among many groups
on the streets and any developments
will be watched closely.
Johnson is an Aiken negro, har
ing been a resident tnere for several
years. He is said to have been
raised in Barnwell county.
Right Man Caught.
A dispatch from Barnwell says
the local authorities are sure that
they have the man who assassinate(:
Mr. Ussey last Saturday night. The
officers and citizens have been un
relenting i ntheir efforts to get th:
guilty man, and all are confident
that sufficient evidence has been se
cured to lay the guilt on Quitma::
Johnson.
It seems that Johnson left Aik-en
the latter part of last -week to go
to Barnwell and before leaving stat
ed to some of his pals he had a
special mission to perform and tha
they would hear from him in a
short time. He stated that he wou'
carry out his plans, but might have
to hang f'or it.
His movements after leaving Aik
en have been traced directly t.
Barnwell and from there back to
.&ken, where b'e was arrested.
There is a great deal of evidence
going to show his guilt that it would2
not be wise to give to the pubic
at this time, suf~cieth it to say that
Johnson is the man wanted, be
yond a shadow of a doubt.
There is a strong desire on th<
part of many of the citizens to have
Johnson tried at this term of crim
Inal ourt, which is now in progress
As to whether this will be done can
not now be stated. Solicitor Dava
is of th-e opinion that a trial at this
time will injure the case as it iL
likely to develop in such a way as it
Implicate outside parties. He wiret.
Governor Ansel to this effect late
this afternoon. It is not known not
whether Johnson will be allowed t.
remain in Columbia or whether hi.
will be brougnt back to the counts
jail.
Johnson is a Barnwell county ne
gro and has a very unsavory repu
tation wherever he is known.
NEW INSUR~ANCE COMPANY
Orangeburg in Columbia With How~
Capital Entirely.
Columbia. Dec. 1.-The Gulf an
Atlantic Insurance Company, was or
ganized here today at meeting o
stockholders. Comptroller Genera
Jones being made president an:
Mayor Remain treasurer.
It was chartered with a capit::
of $100,000 to do a general fir
casulty and bonding business, and
today put up $10,000 security wia
Commissioner McMaster for the li
cense to do business in this State.
The directors consists of A. W
Jones, W. S. Reamer, C. K. Hen.~ier
son, 3. T. Simons, P. H. Gadsden
George S. Mower, James A. Hoyt.
D. 0. Herbert and S. M. Jones.
Crum Once More.
Washington. Dee. 2.--At the ex
piration of his term of office early
this month Collector Crum,
Charleston, will be reappointe4.
There was a long and bitter fight on
the original appointment -of Dr.
Crum, who is a negro. For several
years his name was hung up in the
Senate and the people of Charleston
stubbornly fought his confirmation
Two Dead in Wreck.
Little Rock. Ark.. Dec. 4.-A
Rock Island passanger train was
wrecked this morning 12 miles from
this city. The engineer and fire
WAR IN HAYTI
THE PRESIDENT FLEES TO I
FRENCH SHIP.
Loyal Citizens and Soldiers Dis
perse Angry Mobs Who Pillage(
Stores and Residences.
Washington. Dec. 4.-The revo
lution is on in Hayti, and the in
surgfnts are about masters of toe
situation. Port au Prince is in the
hands of the revolutionists now, bui
before the city fell there was great
trouble and strife. The troop,
Friday morning fired into a mob,
that began to loot stores and dwer.
lings just as soon as it was known
that President Aleis had fled from
the city. Twelve men were killed.
The trouble began shortly aft-r
the president had been escorted to
the French cruiser by the French
minister.
The people from the Belair and
'he Salines sections of the city in
vaded the business quarter and be
gan pillage. They divided into
bands and worked their way dews
one street and up another.
By 10 o'clock eleven stores were
looted, nine belonging to Syrians
while Haitiens owned the other two
stores. Their proprietors stood by
helpless.
The loot was hauled into the
street. where its division resulted in
fights among the mob, in which four
were killed.
It is feared that the disorder
would spread over the entire city
but General Poidevin saved the sit
uation. He armed a body of citi
zens and a small detachment of
loyal troops and with them fired
on the looters.
The general then got together a
number of courageous citizens and
rounded up also a small detachment
of loyal soldiers, and marched on the
looters.
The Pillagers were unaware of hip
approach and their first intimation
that they were to meet any opposi
tion came to them in the shape of a
volley from 'General Poidevin's band.
Sight of the looters fell at the first
fire.
The crowd quickly dispersed.
While this was going on in the
business district, another mob was
notinz the rich residence section of
the, city.
This success seemed to satisfy the
crowd in the suburbs, for they then
lispersed without committing any
further depredations.
At 11 o'clock a seminary of priests
was surrounded by the menacing
crowd demanding that General Col
7on be turned over to them. The
priest's reply was that the general
was not there. Word reached Gen
eral Poidevin of the threatening sit
uation at seminary and he hurried
forward at the head of his detach
ment of citizens and soldiers and
In his arrival the crowd dispersed.
At midnight the city was compara
tively quiet.
TACKLED WRONG WOMAN.
I. Negro Man Shot and Killed for
*Insoience.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 1.--Tom
Brown, colored, was shot and fat
'tlly inju-erd early yesterday morning
by Mrs. Minnie Arnherter at her
home on South Eighteenth street.
?he negro knocked at the front door
.nd told Mrs. Arnherter, who was
lione, to go to the back door where
he wanted to see her. She secured
a. pistol and opened the door and
the negro started to run. Mrs. Arn
hierter shot him between the shoui
der blades and notited the police.
The police found the negro in a
'lng condition teveral blocks from
'he house.
GETS HIS PAY.
For Supporting Taft in the Late
Presidential Election.
Washington, Dec. 1.--Daniel J.
iKeefe, of Detroit, president of the
.,ongshoremens' union, and an active
svorker for the Republican cause
turing the recent campaign, was to
Tay appointed commissioner general
-f Imigration, to succeed the late
y'rank P. Sargent. It will be re
w-mbered that Keefe at first joined
ther labor leaders in urging Bryan s
lection, but after being promised
he above job by Roosevelt he
lopped over to Taft. Keefe denied
elling out, but his appointment
shows that he did.
TAKEN FROM THE MINE.
)ne Hundered and Twenty-four
Bodies Recovered.
Pittsburg. Pa., Dec. 1.-One hun
Ired an-' wenty-four bodies of vic
tims of tue mine disaster at Marian
na had been recovered at 1:30
o'clock this morning and the search
ers expect to find but few other;
John H. Jones, president of the
company, was at the hour mentioned
down in the mine and sent word tN
the surface that he believed thera
were but two more bodies in th
debris and that work would no
rease until t~hese were found.
Burn Tobacco Barn.
Evansville, Ind., Dec. 1.-"Nigh1
riders" early today destroyed th<
barn of W. H. Gossar. The bar'
was filled with tobacco and the los:
is $3,000. Gossar recently canme
from Kentucky. While a residen
of that State he had refused to poo
his tobacco.
Fatal Landslide.
Rome. Dec. 4.--A landslide a
Mount San Luciano, near Agordc
today wrecked the villages of Pr;
and Lagunaz. The bodies of twenty
seven dead and ten injured person
have been recovered.
MANY ARE LOST
Steamer Soo City Founders Off
New Foundland Coast
IN A SEVERE STORM
Ten Fishing Vessels Are Sunk and
Most of Their Crews Are Lost. t
e
The Crew of the Steamer, Which v
Numbered Eighteen, Were Also
Drowned.
St. Johns. N. F., Dec. 4.-Wreck- o
age which has come ashore at Cape -
Ray leaves little room for doubt F
that the sturdy little steamer Soo
City, which for 20 years plied as a
an excursion vessel on th-- great w
lakes, went down with her crew in c'
the midst of the gale that lashed ri
the Newfoundland coast for two ft
days this week. The steamer was b:
in command of Capt. John G. Dillon, F
of Brooklyn. It is known that no tl
icss than 18 men were on board. is
The Soo City was recently sold r'
by the Indiana Transportation Com
pany to Felix Jackson, of Velasco. C<
Texas and was being talren to New tl
Orleans, where It had been planned w
to put her in service between that m
city and Texan ports. She carried te
no passengers. She was to te first t1
overhauled in New York. w
The Soo City sailed from Michi- re
gan City on Novemi:er 1 and reached in
Ogdensburg, N. Y., November 11 a
Up to that time the steamer was in w
charge of Capt. F. V. Dority, of fe
Milwaukee. but at Ogdensburg the
command was turn:-d over to Capt. et
Dillon. She was last reported at Si
Quebec, Novenber 14. On Wednes- fo
day last the vesse I was listed by the in
maritime exchange among the miss- n<
ing. The steamer's first mate was tb
John Casey, of Chicago. tb
'Today a d.-ck cabin and fittirgs 4
and 16 life preservers esme ashc-re. w'
These all bore the name "Soo City." hE
During the day life buoys, deck fr
boards and other grear unquestion
ably belonging to tie slean-er ware OA
washed in. in
Th,- sterm that wrecked t;.e Soo m
City was one of the severest in re- wI
cent years. It began Tues'ay night a
with a northerly gale that contin- fo
ued for 48 h tirs, assuming at times
the porportions of a blizzard. The ra
same gale caught and drnve to piec- Cl
es no less than 30 Newf undland H<
&ihing vessels, and while seven of im
the crews estaped three were lost, cr
with a total of 17 persons drowned.*
CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTORY.
Ra
Second Death in Atlanta From the
Pellegra Disease.
B:
Atlanta, Dec. 1.-Mrs. Sarah C. co
Smith, wife of R. Smith, died at the &
Grady hospital Saturday morning at th
10 o'clock of Pellagra, a disease re- we
suting frora the eating of corn imn- af
properly cured. su
Mrs. Smith was 35 years of age,. ed
and was originally from Chatifield. w
Texas. She has been under treat- th
ment at the hospital since October T4
19 for the curious disease, which
though known 'to the medical pro- et
fession since 1755, is very un- Ia
common and said to be in most cas- ot
as fatal. D
It will be remembered that Miss of
Iemma Payne. aged 37 years, of 63 w,
&icDonough street, died of the same of
disease in Atlanta on Novemiber 21 ed
making, with Mrs. Smith, the sec- of
ond death resulting from the disease fui
within the past two weeks. le
cc
BURNED SCHOOL HOUSE.
Prominent Farmer T-aled by Dogs
and is Arrested. W
in
Hawkensville, Ga., Dec. 1.-A sen- h<
sation was created by the burning h<
of Dorminey Hill schoo.1 house, ten tI
miles below here, this morning, an'l
the arrest of John T. Knight, a prom
inent farmer, charged with being the:
incendiary. S<
Sheriff Rogers and a posse we'it
immediatz ly to the scene of tbm
fire, with track hounds, which foi
lowed the trail to the residence of
Knight. Suspicion is said to have
fallen on Knight from the first. r~
because he was known to be hostile
to the school. He is now in jais s*
hre, but denies the crime. The0
value of the school house and fur
niture was about $3,000. h
ACCIDENT OR SUICIDE? g
Chief of Police Lost Overboard From
Patrol Boat. h
San Francisco, Dec. 1 .-Williar:
J. Biggy, chief of police, was lost
overboard from /the police boat-, C
Patrol, between Belvidere and San
Francisco, shorty before midnight.
The only other occupant of the
police launch was William Murphy. s
the engineer. Murphy missed the s
chief when the boat was about half r
way across the bay, back to the a
city. A search of the small launch f
showed no trace of the chief and e
Murphy put on full speed and mad:
for the dock. He reported the loss 3
of the chief at once on his arrival o
and was taken Into custody. ?
- Kisses Come High.i
Huntingdon,. W. Va., Dec. 3.
!Miss Eulie Jlohnstonl, a stenographer.
brought suit against G. C. Rickets.
a wealthy merchant, for $15,000 be-I
cause the latter, as she alleges, I
slipped his arm about her waist an'i
,stole a kiss. At the trial tbh you~ngi
Swoman testified she had had nervous I
- dyspepsia for eight months as a re- I
s sult. She was awarded $360 by the
~ jury
A WRECKED LIFE
L BEAUTIFUL AND WEALTHY
GIRL JUST DIVORCED
Iho Was to Have Been Married
Again Last Week, Took Her Own
Life.
New York, Dec. 3.-The beautiful
Dung woman who was found shot
> death in her room at the Clar
adon hotel in Brooklyn yesterday
'as positively identified today as
rs. Lillian Falconer Doty, who re
mntly returned from Sioux Falls, S.
where she secured a divorca
om her husband. The woman
>mes of a rich and fashionable
ew York family, where Alexander
alconer, the father, made a great
>rtune.
New developments occurred today,
hich showed conclusively that the
oman had committed suicide and
)ncurrent with these came other
velations.
The woman s-cured a divorce
om Mansfield Doty, a Wall street
-oker, on November 13, at Sioux
alls, and was to have been married
Is week, but the name of her fiance
being guarded with jealous sec
.ey by sthe family.
Owing to the fact that the woman
Auld not be identified when found
.e body as taken to the morgue,
here It was examined. The gar
ents were found to be of costly
xture and fashionable in design:
e Jewels found upon her person
are such as to indicate wealth.
finement and culture. The exam
Ing coroner's physician found a
imber of bruises on the body,
Lich have not yet been accounted
r.
Mrs. Doty registered at the Cla.r
don on Tuesday as Mrs. Falcomner.
Dux Falls, S. D. When the maid
und herself unable to arouse the
mate of the room yesterday, she
tified John Hill, the manager of
e hotel. A bell boy was sent up
e fire escape to the window to
ke a survey of (tae jroomi and
ien he peered into the apartment
nearly fell from the aerial 'perch
)m astonishment and horror.
The body of the woman was found
the floor, a gaping bullet wound
her right temple and her gar
ants soaked in blood. The room
sjlitered with cigarette butts and
cigarette box nearly empty was
and in her Russian leather satchel.
Mrs. Doty was married after a
pid first courtship in "The Little
turch Around the Corner," in 1902.
.r married life was stormy and
her divorce petition she alleged
aelty.
KILLED HERSELF
ther Than Endure the Tortures of
a Living Death.
St. Louis, Dec. 3.-Mrs. Adelaide
mtz, who claimed to have dis
vered a sure destroyer for the
xcan cotton boll weevil, is dead,
e victim of a self-inflicted bullet
mnd in the heart. She was known
over the Southwest. She was a
fferer from cancer, which develop
as the result of a blow received
ile condutting experiments on
e farm of Charles P. Taft, e' Taft,
las, two years ago.
Knowing that her malady was in
rable, Mrs. Bentz had spent the
it few months of her life labori
sly reducing the results of her ex
riments to driting. The formula
the compound, which she claimed
is a sure destroyer of the scourge
the cotton field, and all knowl
ge she had acquired through years
study and experiment, were cari
ily written out In the form of a
ter to her son. The secret of the
mpound she guarded to the last.
While her sister was out of thei
use, where they lived alone, for a
ort time, Mrs. Bentz secured a re
ver. From a small casket In
bich she kept her treasured writ
gs and other valuables, she took
r wedding ring and placed it on
r finger, then fired a bullet
rough her heart.*
SLAIN IN HIS CAB.
uthern Railway Employee Assas
sinated at Durham.
Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 3.--The po
3e authorities of Durham are baf
3d and the city is excited over a'
cent series of crimes which reach
Iits climax early today in the as
ssination of Engineer Jas. Holt,
the Southern Railway, who was
ot to death while in the cab of
s engine in the suburbs of that city
>day. No cause has been assigned
>r the deed, and no clue -has been
>und to the murderer. Holt was
iot in the back and died half an
our afterwards. *
PERISH 1N THE FLAMES.
ne Carried Down and Two Jump
Out of Window.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 3.-A fire
tarted from an overheated kitchen
toe at midnight. burned the Shapi
a block in Princeburg near he-re,
nd the following perished in the
ames: Abraham Shapiro, mer
hant; his son, Arthur, and daughi
er, Anna. and his mother-in-law.
Irs. Sarah Blatski. Mrs. Shapiro
ras carried safely down the ladder
d her two sons were saved by
unping from windows. The loss
a $15,000. *
Cat Found in Mail.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 3.--Among the
nany strange things found in the
ocal mails was a cat. The feline
as mailed to an address in Mich
gan without sufficient postage and
ias been adopted by the postal em
>oyes. The animal was packed in
Ssmall box with very little foot
A POISON MYSTERY
A WEALTHY MAN RECEIVED A
DAINTY LETTER.
In Female Hand Enclosing Two
"Stomach Trouble" Powders,
Which He Took and Died.
San Francisco,' Dec. 4.-The most
amazing poison mystery which has
confronted the police since the fa
mous Botkin poisoned candy episode
is now baffling them in the attempts
to solve the puzzle of who admin
istered a death dealing poison to
Henry Boas, a member of the weal
thy New York family of that name.
who is dead at his home here.
The only clew upon which the
police are now pursuing their inve.
tigation is contained in a letter writ
ten in a dainty hand and containing
two powders which the recipient of
the message is urged to take to cure
his indigestion. Death followed In
two hours accompanied by the most
violent pain. The following is a
copy of the letter:
"Mr. Boas:
'Dear Sir: Having been requested
by some friends of your as well as
of mine in San Jose to send you m
recipe for stomach trouble, I take
pleasure in so doing. The two
powders which I enclose to you are
not only a relief, but a cure for that
ailment. It is composed mostly of
pepsin, which I suppose you are
aware is the greatest of all remov
ers of albumen from the food which
gathers in the alimentary canal
leading to the stomach.
"If you will take the two powders
mixed together and follow by a glass
of whiskey, before retiring I can as
sure you of a cure.
(Signed) "Charles McHaur.
"San Jose, Cal."
The police are convinced that the
death was carefully planned and
they can trace many features similar
to that in the famous unraveled
poison mystery in the case of Dr
Wilson In Philadelphia last summer.
Six weeks ago Boas broke off his
engagement to Miss Anna Gallagher,
of San Jose, to whom he was engag
ed to be married.
Coroner's physicians will make an
examination of the stomach to de-.
termine the nature of the poison
which was administered. Boas died
in frightful agony. He had gone to
bed after swallowing the fatal
draught and writhed In pain until
relieved by death. *
THEY COST TOO MUCH.
Votes That Cost Over Two Hunderd
Dollars Each.
Boston, Dec. 1.-Independence
League votes are valuable in Mas.
achusetts. Forty-one of them cast
at the city primaries of the various
municipalities of the State last week
show that they cost $212 a piece.
According to the official returns.
the total Independence League 'vote
in all of the cities and towns was
41. The election commissioners
made a good sized allowance for
ballots and had twenty thousand
printed.
These ballots, in addition to the
league's election officials prescribed
by law, brought the total cost up to
$8,692, or at the- rate of $212 a
vote. Under Its present showing,
unless It makes phenomenal gains
at the election, the league will be
dropped from the city election bai
lots next year.
MAD DOG BITE FATAL.
Bitten on Last Sunday and Dies en
Tuesday.
A special dispatch to The State
'romn Fort Motte says about -three
weeks ago a small dog owned by
Richard Pennington was running his
chickens. He proceeded to catch the~
dog and punish It for the offense.
While whipping t'he dog, he was
bitten on the hand.
At the time there appeared to vs.
nothing wrong with the dog, but
subsequently it died. His family
tried to prevail on his taking t.ae
Koon treatment, which he dId not
do.
He was taken sick on Sunday and
died Tuesday morning. Drs. ,Wolfe,
Fe-irey and Symmes pronounced it a
genuine case of rabies.
HOLDS RECORD FOR DIVORCES.
Peoria County, Ill., Takes Palm for
Breaking of Marriage.
Chicago, Dec. 3.-According to
the statistics of Peoria county, Illi
nois, beats the record for divorces.
From November 1, 1907, to Novem
ber 1, 1908, there was one divorce
filed for every four and two-thirds
marriage licenses. The United
States census report gives Illinois
the palm for divorces, the State av
erage being one divorce for every
twelve m:arriages.
MAD)DOX ELECTED MAYOR.
Carried Every Ward With the Ex
ception of Two.
Atlanta Ga., Dec. 3.-While not a
landslide Maddox's victory over
Woodward was overwhelming. He
carried all the wards but two, and
lost these by but small minorities
The election passed dff wonderfully
well considering the excitement that
had kept the city at fever heat for
weeks. The figures are: Maddox's
to-tal vote in the eight wards was
7,719: Woodward's total, 4,4670;
Maddox's majiority, 3,149.
Seven Hundred Drowned.
Chefoo, China, Dec. 1.-Two Ja
ar.ese steamships collided off the
port Tuesday. Details are lacking.
but it is reported that a total of
700 persons ha~ve been drowned.
MORE TAXES
To Be Levied To Meet The Treas
ury Shortage.
SPECIAL TAXATION
Will be Resorted to to Meet the; Ex
t
travagances of the Republican Ad- R
ministration, Which Has Squan- o
dered the Money of the People >
I
With a Lavish Hand. C
Was.hington, Dec. 4.-Now that
the election is over Republican poli
ticians are speaking frankly concern- t
ing the nation's finances. A renewal a
of special taxation is considered es- c
sential by Republican leaders in d
congress to meet deficits and con- b
stantly growing lexpendsitures, and 11
an internal revenue duty may again c
be Imposed on many, If not all ar
ticles so taxed during the Spanish- a
American war. If
A deficit that today aggregates E
n
$50,000,000, and by June 30 next
will total $100,000,000, has brought te
Representative Tawney, chairman of s,
the house appropriations committee, ti
and others charged with formulating ti
the great money measures here in
advance of the assembling of con- si
gress to consider ths situation. it
Messrs. Cannon, Tawney and Payne tI
have conferred on the subject. Mr.
Tawney has talked the matter over
with President Roosevelt and See
retary Cortelyou. B
He has requested Mr. Cortelyon
to prepare some data indicating the
revenues derived from articles sub
jected to the war revenue tax and to
indicate others that may eventually
be placed In the list. It has become
evident to the leaders that a revi S
ion of the tariff will not materially t
increase the revenues. While lower re
duties may bring larger Imports in
some instances, in others there wi.l
be a falling off of importations, and
thus the books will about balance. rc
Secretary Cortelyou has given no cc
intimation as to what his suggstions m
will be, but they are certain to in
clude a tax on coffee. Three cents
a pound is the figure mentioned.
This was the rate imposed up to h
1882, when it was placed on the 0
free list. It is also the almost un
animous sentiment that the tax on .c
beer should be doubled, making it .s
$2 a barrel. It is already virtualiy -
settled that there shall be no dimi
nution of the rate on sugar, as itI
is the best revenue producer the f
government has. A renewal of the cc
war revenue act would almost ex- of
actly offset the deficit.
It brought Into th(e treasury a
aS
trifle more than $100,000,000 a year. S
In four years $46,000,000 were col- P
lected on legacies, or an average of H
$11,000,000 per annum. Beer was
the big money-bringer of the war
revenue law. The added dollar a h
barrel realized $30,000,000 a year. .bi
The tax of ten cents a pound on tea st
was 'the next item in Importance,
bringing in $10,000,000 a year. it 13
is desired to avoid, if possible, all
the numerous stamp taxes, not be- gl
cause of their expensiveness, but be- ti
cause of their inconvenience.
A two-cent on telegrams and tel- cJ
-ephpne messages. Life insuirance
policies were taxed six cents for h
every $100 of value. Chewing gums
was assessed four cents for every 0
dollar's worth. One cent was col- t<
lected for each palace or parlor car
seat sold or berth occupied. Rail
road and steamship tickets were
taxed from $1 to $3. Bonds, cer- p
tificates of stocks, proprietary med
icines, notes, bills of exchange, buck
et shops and brokers' transactions
bills of sale, agreements, drafts, ex
press receipts, bills of lading, leases, I
protests, alm'ost every form of legr.l b
document were compelled to bear a o
tax stamp.g
National banks with a capital a
stock of $25,00'' paid $50, and $2 t
for each additional thousand do-l- G
lars of capital. Brokers and pawn- is
brokers were taxed $50 and $20 re
spectively. Theatres, concert halls y~
and museums paid $100. A cIrcus ~
paid $100. All other shows con- u
tributed $10. Each billiard table .
or bowling alley was taxed $5- d
The -tax on tobacco and snuff was 1
doubled, being raised from six cetus
to twelve cents a pound. The to- ~
bacco dealers were taxed from $6 h,
to $24, according to volume of bus- t:
iness. The tax on cigars and cigar
etts was proportionatly Increased. *
RECTOR GETS CHECK.
Re Receives Substantial Token From
His Congregation.
New York, Dee. 1.-When the
Rev. Dr. William Huntington, rector
of Grace church, of this city, sat
down to his breakfast he found un-r
der his plate a cheek for more than t
$40,000.
This sum was voluntarily contrib
uted by members of his congrega
tion as a token of their esteem for
his long and faithful service.
Dr. Huntington recently celebra:
ed his sevcntieth birthday, and on
Sunday, the twenty-fifth anniversa
ry of his coming to Grace church,
was observed.
He thought at the time that h~
would resign, but instead of accept
ing the resignation he was urged to
remain and the handsome testimno
nial of good will and regard follov:
ed.
Mad Dog Bite Fatal.
Molena. Ga., Dec. 4.-Zeke Owen,
a prominent farmer, died Thursday
morning of hydrophobia. He was
bitten on the hand by a dog he had
found on his porch.
BANK WAS LOOTED
1Y FITE DARING ROBBERS WH(
ESCAPED
n an Automobile, Carrying Fourteen
Thousand Dollars in Cash Awa
With Them.
Pepperell, Mass., Dec. 3-Althougl
be police of every city and tows
rithin a radius of fifty miles wer(
eeping a sharp outlook for trace
f the five burglars who early yes.
?rday blew open the safe of th'
'rst National Bank here and es.
aped with $14,000 in cash, no clu
the identity or whereabouts of the
afe blowers has been discovered.
So confidently were the burglar$
aat their preliminary preparations
,ere effective that they fired twc
tbarges of nitro glycerine in the safe
fter they knew that they had been
iscovered. Then, gathering the
ills together hastily, but overlook
ig about $3,000 in gold and silver
)in, they made their escape in an
utomobile with about $14,000.
The bank vault was blown open
bout two o'clock, at which time the
st of three explosions was heard by
rnest Tarbell, who was sleepinig
ext door. He reached the bank
ist as the robbers were leaving! Af
r shouting an alarm, Tarbell fired
,veral shots at the burglars, but
iere is no Indication that any of
iem took effect.
He found a quantity of bills and
Iver scattered about the vault, giv
tg evidence of the hurry with which
ie burglars secured their booty.
DREADS TO MEET TILLMAN
ecause of the Massacre of Negroes
at His Home.
Washington, Dec. 4.-A dispatch
om Springfield, Ill., says Shelby
Cullom, dean of the United
ates Senate and for years one o'
te prominet members of that body.
ecently left Springfield for Wash
gton with trembling flesh and with
ar in his heart.
The venerable statesman Is ter
r-stricken over the prospect of his
ming meeting with Senator Till
an.
For years Cullom and Tillman, as
idely separated as the poles in
Leir political ideas axd methods.
we been warm personal friends
utside the halls of Congress the
To, by mutual consent, have avoid
I all political discussion, save one
abject-the negro! The Iiilnois
mnator, from the home of Lincoln.
e emancipator, has taken keen de
ght in lambasting his Southern
lend on the floor of the. Senate, in
mmittee, and in private, because
his hatred of the blacks.
Just before Cullom left Spring
?ld, he was talking to United
ates District Judge J. Otis Hum
irey, of the meat packers' "im
unity-bath" fame.
"Well, Senator," said the judge.
suppose you will be glad to get
ick to Washington, where you can
asy yourself with the affairs or
ate?"
"Not by some sight," emphatica:
responded the Senator.
"Why, I thought you found you:
'eatest pleasure In your official du
es," said the surprised judge..
"Official duties be blowed," ex
aimed Cullom with emotion.
Since this Springfield race 'riot, ]
a~ve not spent a happy moment,
eeping or awake, because of dread
what Ben Tillman Is going to dc
me the remainder of my life."'
NO WEDDING BELLS.
Ickpocket Got Both Marriage Li.
cenise and Railroad Tickets.
Chicago, Dec. 3.-"Love may
:ugh at locksmiths" on occasion.
ut a pickpocket is a diffeernt prop
sition. And when the pickpocket
ets the marriage license and the
oney moon railroad tickets--wel)
iis was the experience of Mar
.Lewis, of Indianapolis. Lewh
a traveling man. He a'lso is
uocessful suitor for the hand o1
[iss Estelle Elizabeth Lawrence
547 Madison avenue. The wedding
as set for yesterday afternoon a;
o'clock, at the church of the Re
eemer, Fifty-sixth street and Wash.
1gton avenue.
Shortly before the appointed hon
ewis notified Miss Lewis he hai
>st his wallet on the train; also th<
leke'ts and the marriage license.
'Postpone the wedding? Well
ot if Lewis knows what he is do
rig." If Mr. Forsythe, the best ma:
rould just see that the church ar
angements were all right, he wouk~
et another license, and be righ
ut. But at .the county buildin:
farriage Clerk Salmonson insiste'
hat the bridegroom was not know:
o him, and it took Lewis 15 min
[tes to establish his identity. It wa
ust 5 o'clock when the bridegroor
eached the church. He had negc
iated some loans, more tickets wer
>ought ::.nd the couple departed fo
few Orleans after the ceremony.
KILLED BY TRAIN.
Icoung Man Ran Down on Way r
Dance.
Montreal, Ga., Dec. 4.-Struc
Lnd killed by an Atlanta--hound pa.
enger train as it whirled past th~
~tation at 8 o'clock Wednesday nigh
Victor E. Henderson, a young ma
w-as so badly mangled so as to mais
identifi'ationf possible only by hi
liair and a book with his name wri
ten in it, and a letter he had a,
:messed to a brother in Louisiar
and failed to mail. Henderson w:
twenty-four years old and fan
near here. He was on his way1
a country dance, a mile from Moi
SERIOUS CHARGE
Made Against a Prominent Citi
zen of Thomasville, Ga,
WHO IS BEING TRIED
For Abducting and Attempting a
Criminal Assault Upon a Popular
and Wealthy Young Lady of the
Same Town-The Case is Shroud
ed in Mystery.
Thomasville, Ga., Dec. 1.-The
trial of the Hon. W. H. Mitchell,
one of the most prominent citizens
of Thomasville for abduction and
criminal assault upon Miss Lucile
Linton, a very popular and wealthy
young lady, also of Thomasville,
commenced on Monday. It is one of
the most sensational cases ever tried
in the courts of Georgia on account
of the extraordinary crimes charged
and the prominence', of the parties
connected with it. The following is
the story of the case:
Late in October Miss Linton re
ceived a telegram supposed to have
been sent by her brother from Moul
trie, stating that he was coming
-across the country to her home.
Later in the afternoon an alleged
negro woman handed Miss 'Linton
a note saying that her brother had
been the victim of. an accident and
was injured and in, a house about
four miles from Thomasville, and
asking that she come with all pos
sible haste to him.
Miss Linton left Thomasville in a
buggy, driven by what she supposed
was a negro woman, but whom many
believe was a white man in disguise.
Some miles out -from the city,
Miss Linton became suspicions and is
said 'to have demanded that her
driver return to her home. An at
tempt is said to have been made to
smother her with a lap robe or a
blanket and the screams of the wo
man brought to her assistance a
farmer and a negro man.
The driver sprang from the bug
gy, and escaped in the woods when
help came, and though posses and
dogs scoured the woods, no 'one was
trailed. It is said a -paper found
in the buggy bore the name of
William H. Mitchell, who is con
nected with Miss Linton by mai
riage. Other discoveries, it is said,
were placed at the disposal of the
grand jury which returned the in
iictment. It is said Mr. Mitchell
unhesitatingly admitted that it was
his horse and his renteu buggy that
Miss Linton was carried away in
from Thomasville.
It is also known that Mr. Mitch
ail was energetic in the pursuit of
the "woman" who 'fled -and was
active in the matter of locating the
alleged assailant.
Mr. Mitchell has explained that
his horse and buggy had been stolen
from him. He has also admitted
that he was In the locality where
'he assault took place, claiming-that
he was looking for thieves who had
been giving him trouble on -his
:ountry place in that vicinity.
Other startling discoveries, ad
-nissions and circumstances linked
together gave an added mystery to
the case and when all of the circum
stances are reviewed there is pro
mise of the unraveling of sensatio.n
after sensation.
Following the abduction only
forty-eight hours Mr. Mitchell, while
seated in his room, was fired upon,
he says, from the outside. The sante
bullet penetrated both legs and his
right hand. This chapter added*
more interest In the mysterious and
sensational chapter of the case and
only more confusing the situation.
Motives of many kinds have been
ascribed by interested people who
have watched the case. Theories
have been advanced and speculation
has been constant, but probably not
until the verdict Is returned in the
case and probably never will the
-whole truth be known.
The fact that Miss Linton refused
to swear out a warrant or to take
an active part in the prosecution
only baffled the officers all the more.
Then it was that a Pinkerton de
tective was called in upon the case
and it is said 'to have been due r.o
his unceasing efforts that the mys
tery has been brought before the
courts.
What Miss Linton Says.
The feature of the first day of
the trial was the testimony of Miss
Linton. She told the whole story of
-the trip through the woods and of
Sthe attempted assault. She said
that a supposed negro woma 1
I brought her a message supposedly
rfrom her brother-in-law asking her
to come to his house. She got into
! the carriage with the supposed ne
Sgro woman. Her suspicions became
- aroused and finally she was certain
3that the woman was a man disguised'.
1When the solicitor general asked
-her if she recognized the man, she
Ssaid, "Yes, is was Will Mitchell."
r She said she did not let him know
'that slie recognized him. She point
ed a pistol at him, but was unable
to pull the trigger. She fought with
him desperately. He tried to throw
i a blanket over her face to keep her
cries from being heard, and then
tri-ed bandages. She said she offered
k him money and property to take her
to her sister's house. Finally her
.a screams were beard and she was
.rescued. She was cross-examined
a and when court adjourn-ed the cross
.e examination was not half over.
..Blackville Depot Burned.
-The passenger station of the
a Southern Railway at Blackvinie was
Li completely destroyed by fire about
is seven o'clock on Tuesday .
:sTrain No. 30 was delayed- bu
i- hour. being unable to pass until -
t he fire had burned itself out.2

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