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VOL. XXIII MAXNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1909 _NO.26
HYDRICK NAMED For Associate Justice on thi Thirty-Eighth Ballot BY LARGE MAJORIfl Over Mr. J. S. Cathron, Who Is j Member of the House of Represen tative From Greenville County How the Members Voted on th4 Last Ballot, When Hydrick Won Columbia, Feb. 12.-A deadlocl lasting through thirty-seven ballotE was broken last night by the electior of D. E. Hydrick, of Spartanburg, as Associate Justice of !te State Su preme Court to succeed Ira B. Jones, who was recently elected Chief Jus tice of the same Court. The fol lowing account of the election is taken from The State: It became apparent'during the bal lot taken the day before and the ballots taken yesterday morning that Mr. Hydrick was gaining rapidly and with Messrs Cathron and Sheppard still in the race the ballot would have been indefinitely prolonged and that legislation would have been blocked. It was no surprise. 'therefiore, when Senator 'Weston announced last night that he was authorized to withdraw the name of Mr. John C. Sheppard. ..Mr. Sheppard had received a magnificent vote and he was gratified with the support of his friends, but he felt that it would be but prolonging a final decision to allow his name 'o be used longer. Mr. Weston and other- members of the Richland delegation then cast their votes solidly for Mr. Hydrick and with the other changes it was shown early in the final collection that -Mr. Cathron, was defeated. Mr. Cathron is one of the most popular members of the House. He had strong support from the time of his entry. The name of John C. Sheppared also carried a large number of members and Mr. Hydrick had from the start a strong organi zation. Therefore it was evident that ,.there would be a deadlock until one of these three names was withdrawn. The ballots taken yesterday were as follows: First baflot-Cothran, 48; Hy drick, 63; Sheppard, 50. Second ballot-Cothran, 47; Hy drick, 68; Sheppard, 46. Third ballot-Cothran, 47; Hy drick, 71; Sheppard, 43. Fourth ballot--Cothran, 40; Hy drick, 75; Sheppard, 46. After' this ballot the name of Mr. Sheppard was withdrawn and the final ballot resulted as follows: Cothran, 57; Hydrick', 103. The -election of Mr. Hydrick was then formally announced. The ele vation of Mr. Hydrick as associate justice means the election of a cir cuit court judge for his unexpired term. The Electing Ballot, The following was the final bal lot cast: For Hydrick. Senators Bass. Bates, Carlisle. Car peniter, Clifton, Crosson, Earle, For rest, Griffin, Harvey, Hough, John son, -Kelley, Laney, Lide McCown, Otts, Rainsford, Rogers, Smith, Spivey Stewart, Summers, Town send, Walker, Wailer, Weston, Wil liams, Wharton. *Representatives Amick. Ayer, Bo die, Bowman, Brice, Brown. f'. M4. Bfyan, W. D. Bryan, Bunch, Can trell,s Carter, Coker, Dick, Dingle, Dixon, I. Edwards, Foster, Fultz, $,arris, Gasque, J. P. Gibson, W. J. Gibson,- Glasscock, Graham, Green, Hall, Harmon, Hines, Hollis, Horger, Hughes, Hydrick, Irby, Jackson, Kibler, Lawson, Lee, Leland, Leng nick, McColl, McEachern, Mobley, Mc Mahon, Moseley, Nesbitt, Niver, Nun nery, Pauling, Richards, Ridge11, W. L. Riley, Robertson, Roessler, D. C. Sanders, 0. K. Sanders. Sawyer, Seibels, Shuler, Shuler, Sing leton, C. A. Smith. M4. L. Smith. Spears, Stanley, Stubbs, J. D. Sul livan, SuyCam, Way, Wiggins, Wil liams, 0. D. A, Wilson, W. B. Wil son, Wright, Wyche. For Cothran. Senator Appelt, Black, Christen sen, Croft. Graydon, Hardin, John ston, Mauldin, McKeithan, Mont gomery, Muckenfuiss, Sinkler, Sul livan. Representatives Whaley, Ashley. Berg, Bowers, Boyd, Browning. Carey, Carrigan, Carwile, Celey, Cla ry, Cosgrove, Daniel, Doar, Duvall, E. C. Edwards, Fraser. Greer, Grif fin. Hamer, Harris, Harrison, Harri son, Lane, League. Mann, Mars, Mauldin, Nicholson, Patterson, Ruck er, Scarborough, Simkins, K. P. Smith, P. P. Sullivan, Tobias, Todd, ttsey, Vander, Hprst, Wade, Wells, Whatley Wingo. A Hold-Up at Greenville. Greenville, Feb. 11.--Last nighi at 7:30 o'clock while on their wal home, A. Baron and E. Kantor were held up on the outskirts of the citl by two men - and relieved of $111 in cash. The highwaymen had shotgun and tied into the wood immediately after. Sheriff Poole wa -noticed and soon gave chase, bu no clue was obtained as to the idea tity of the men. . Took a Hot Bath. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 1 0.-Divin headlong into a vat of scalding wate .Phillip Otto, a cooper ended his hf tonight. A widower with six chil dren, he became despondent over fi nancial matters and for thrtee day ha been bidding friends goodbye. AID FOR A BOAT THAT LAY HELPLESS OFF CAPE HATTERESS Summoned by Wireless, and Seven Ships Hasten to Aid a Distressed Barkentine. New York, Feb. 11.-Thanks to a wireless summons sent by the steamer El Norte of the Southern. Pacific Steamship Company, six oc ean-going vessels and the revenue cutter Onondaga are keeping more or less distant watch tonight on the barkentine Matanzas, bound for Philadelphia from Fernandina, and sighted 12 miles southeast of the Diamond Shoals lightship, flying sig nals of distress in a northeast gale. The El Norte came up with the barkentine yesterday and stood by her until daylight, while the crew jettisoned her cargo of lumber. A wireless message sent by the El Norte to owners of the Matanzas here apprised them of the plight of the barkentine. A similar message sent to the four winds was picked up by the steamer Comus of the Sou thern Pacific Steamship Company, which hastened to the assistance of the disabled ship. The El Norte then proceeded upon assurance from the captain of the Matanzas that he could keep his vessel afloat. When the Comus came up with the barkentine a few hours later the water was gaining on the men at the pumps at the rate of a foot an hour, and her captain decided to stand by. A wireless message sent by him to the Hatteras station and out to sea a. thousand miles brought the steamer Larimer of the J. M. Guffey Petroleum Company to the scene and the two vessels stood guard over the little sinking craft until 5 o'clock this afternoon when she was reported 43 miles northeast of the Diamond Shoals lightship. The Larime then proceeded, leaving the Comus on guard. The Comus and the Cape Hat teras station are in wireless commu nication with the revenue cutter On ondaga, which is hurrying to the as sistance of the Matanzas and with the Prince Eitel Frederick of the Hamburg-American line en route from Jamaica to New Ycrk; the Co manchie of the Clyde line, on her way from New York to Jacksonville; i#he Seminole of the Clyde line. bound from Turk's Island to New York, and the Lampasas of the Mal lory line, out from New York for Tampa, so that the barkentine will not want for assistance should it be needed. RELIGION FAST ADVANCING. Remarkable Progress Outlined in i Paper Read at Chicago. Chicago, Ill., Feb. 10.-Remarka ble progress in religious education was outlined in a paper read by Prof. Gee. Albert Coe, of Northwestern University, at today's session of the Convention of the Religious Educa tion Association. The future is not less bright, re cording to another paper delivered by Henry Churchill King, presid-mnt of the Oberlin College. The astound ing progress of the Christian relig ion in the Orient, particularly in Japan, during the last fifty years, was dwelt on by Prof. Edward C. Moozm, of Harvard. At the business session Prof. George Albert Coe, of Northwestern University, was- elected president of the association. JUROR DROPS DEAD. - Mr. J. E. Hill Expires in Yorkville Court House. Yorkville, Feb. 9.-Quite a sea sation was created in the court house yesterday morning. Mr. J. C. Hill, a substantial farmer and citizen of Bullocks Creek township, who was a juror at this term of court, walked into the room and in a few minutes after sitting down he fell over into the arms of a friend and expired before a physician could reach him. Heart failure was said to be the cause of his death. He ii-ved at the Roseboro place, twelve miles from Chester, was 50 years old and leaves a widow and several .hildren, two of them grown. ELECTORAL VOTE COUNTEfl. Taft and Sherman D~eclared Presi dent and Vice-President. Washington, Feb. 1 0-With sim ple but impressive ceremonies, the counting of the electoral vote for Dresident and Vice-President oc curred today at a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, held in the chamber of the lower body. W'illiam H. Taft. of Ohio. and James S. Sherman, of New York, 'were officially declared to be the choice of the people for the term beginning March 4 next. The count consumed exactly forty minutes. DIED A HERO. Young Man Drowned Trying to Save SpiglYoung Girl. Albrtng.ield, Mass., Feb. 10. AbrC.Heimsath, 26 years old, of Cleveland. Ohio, president of the se nior class of the International Y.~ M. C. A. training #cv~ol in this -city, and Miss Gertrude Hurd. 18 years old. of this city, broke through thin ice on Waterhops Pond, adjoin ing the school tonight, and both were drowned. Heimsath regained his footing immediately after going into the water and had an excel--I lent chance to save himself. but went ba for the girl and perished. PLEAD FOR LIFE Some Substantial Evidence in an Aiken Murder Case. HEARD HER BEGGING For Her Life, and Then Heard Screams and Blows-One Witness Declared That Mrs. Lowe Resign ed in Favor of Another Woman, Who Had Supplanted Her. Aiken, Feb. 10.-A very interest in case is being tried at the present term of our court, being that of Sovereign Lowe and Lee Boyd, charg ed with the murder of Lowe's wife. The case had not proceeded far before it was discovered that Boyd had nothing to do with the crime, and the judge instructed the jury to bring in a verdict of not guilty in his case. Lowe is now being tried and the testimony against him so far is very damaging. was that of Alford Glover, who re was that of Alfard Glover, who re sided a short distance from the Lowe's house. He said about three o'clock on the night of the murder, he heard Mr. Garry Toole call him, and he went out, and when he got >ut of the house, he heard a wo man scream in the direction of Lowe's house, and he went to the corner of the fence a few feet from the door. Here he heard sCreams, and a woman begging for her life. He said he recognized the voice as that of Mrs. Lowe, and he heard a man striking blows and cursing, and he recognized this voice as that >f Lowe. Dr. H. Hastings Wyman, Jr., testi ied that he assisted in the second axamination of Mrs. Lowe's body, tnd made a dissection. He found er neck broken. and corroborated he testimony of the other physic ans. A very important point in the >hysician's testimony was that they Vere of the opinion that the bruises )n her person were made before leath. Coroner Johnson held the inquest. -e. first went to Lowe's house on lay of her death, but did not hold nquest; again visited that section )n following Saturday, at instigation if mother of deceased. Remains were disinterred, but body qio:: tak n out of coffin. Again held vn ex mination on following Wednesday. when the physicians made a dis ection. Neck was limber, as was so the hands. The defendant did ot object to the holding of the in juest. The negro Alford Glover, said on ross examination that he did not estify to what he told today, at he coroner's inquest because he was fraid to do so, as his brother had een waylaid and killed. He also laid that threats had been made gainst him since the crime, if he aid tha' he had heard Lowe say aid that he had heard Low say hat his wife had come home one ay, and wrote on the wall that she ould "resign in favor of another roman" and would leave Lowe. The State then rested its case. he first witness the defense called as Mr. Garry Toole, who resided lear the Lowe house. He said so *ar as he knew the defendant and s wife were on good terms. Said e got up about three o'clock on the orning in question, and called to Lford Glover; said he heard no ~creams; knew that Mrs. Lowe' had sore on cheek; said he saw face 'as black after death, and that ,reast and throat were discolored. Olivia Boyd testified that Mrs. ..owe could not write, consequently oiild not write the inscription on aowe's house. Saw blue place on eck; looked like bloodshot mark: ueck was stiff. (Witness was the 'other woman" referred to in the c'riting on wall of house.) Jennie Ltkinsn said shd wrote the inscrip~ ion on Lowe's house. Two witnesses here testified that he neck of the deceased svas limber t the inquest. 'Lee Boyd. the acquitted defendant. )eing sworn said he was with Lowe unday afternoon and night: said Lowe was not drunk; Lowe. after eing in bed a few minutes. said he 'as sick, and got up, and went out. Witness then went to sleep: was wakened at about three o'clock a'hen Lowe looked at clock, and went ack to sleep. Short time after that~ .as awakened by Lowe calling his vife. Boyd and Lowe got up. struck t light and found Mrs. Lowe dead. slept in same room. Lowe, the defendant, was next placed on the stand; said he had everal drinks on afternoon before Mrs. Lowe's death. YHe told prac tically same story as Boyd, finding his wife dead. Boyd went to Mrs. Garry Toole's and then several came o his house. Denied that she met violence at his hands. Said wife was not sick. Found Him Guilty. Aiken. Feb. 11.--The jury~in the :ase against Sovereign Lowe, charg d wvith the murder of his wife, Mrs. Rainey Lowe, rendered a verdict of guilty this afternoon, after having the case under consideration for less than two hours. The verdict carries with it a recommendation to mercy of the court, and this will save the prisoner's neck. Lowe has not yet been sentenced, but he will receive a lite sentence. The ease was given to the jury this afternon after about two days and several hours had been consumed in the trial of the case. A very large crowd was in the court room when the verdict was read. The spectators have evinced the keenest interest in the case +t--ouhu the trial A BOLD HOLD UP IN THE CITY OF GREENVIL LAST WEEK. There Were Two Highwaymen a They Got the Sum of One Hi dred Dollars. Greenville, Feb. 12.-The Ne says two masked men held up Mess Eli Kantor and A. Baron on Towi street Wednesday night and took t sum of $100 frcm the latter. T hold-up occurred between the re dence of Mr. Torn Sloan and that Sheri:1 Poole about 7:30 o'cloi but the- fact did not become gener ly known until yesterday as the i ficers desired that it be kept fr the public for a time. Messrs. Kantor and Baron wc together and the latter had $1 in his trousers' pocket and $200 his watch pocket. The money the watch pocket was not taken, t highwaymen forgetting to look .it. A gun was taken off of the v: tim's person and Messrs. Baron a: Kantor were then told to beat hasty retreat up the hill. TI they did. Sheriff Ppole was notified of t hold-up and he at once notified I deputy, Mr. J. S. Hunsinger. . T search for the 'bOghwaymen w continued until late in the night, b no arrests were made. Deputy Sh( iff Hunsinger stated last-night th they thought they had the right m spotted and that there would prob bly be some developments shortly. The two men were masked ai Messrs. Baron and Kantor are ther fore unable to give any descripti< of them. The officers have a clu however, which will lead to the detention in all probability. Messrs. Kantor and Baron noti ed the highwaymen some feet ahe, of them but did not pay any sDeci attention to them until a gu" w: thrown in their faces and they we ordered to throw up their hand which they did. Both were tak< completely by surprise. Mr. Kant, did not have any money on his pe son. A passer-by was ordered to g on up the street and that quic He complied with the orders of tl highwaymen. After having securi all of the booty they could find tl same order was given Messrs. Kan or and Baron. One of these askt the highwaymen which way tho wished them to go and the reply w "up the hill.' These gentlemen ca ried out instructions and hence d not see which way the robbers r treated. The robbery was one of the boli est committed in this city in mai years and every effort will. be mat to locate the guilty parties.. T officers hope to catch them and ma: an example of them so that thel will be no more robberies of th kind in the city. Just why the officers wished keep the affair a secret is hard conjecture, but no 'publicity we given it until yesterday. The new once started, soon spread all ovi the city and was a topic of gener conversation 'all day. Mr. Barn is the proprietor of a pawn shi on Main street. SHOULD B3E HANDLED. Two Rowdies Behaved Very Bad at a Country School. Sp'artanburg, Feb. 10.-A speci dispatch to a local paper from La: drum, in the upper edge of th county, says that two boys visitt the Bennett School, near that plac several days ago and frightened tl girls by their outrageous conduc which was extremely disgustin One of the bys fired a gunshot in the crowd, several of the shot stri ing Miss Smith. a pupil of the schot in the face. Fortunately the your lady was some distance away wh< the shot was fi:-ed and was not ba ly injured. These young rowdi should be severely handled by tl law. BARN WELL BARBER KILLED. White Man Shoots Negro Who He Cursed Him. Barnwell, Feb. 11.-Julius Gree a colored barber, was shot and kill< here at 2:30 p. m. today by Mr. F. Baker, a painter. The killi1 occurred in Green's barber sht It seems that there was some tri ing trouble between the parties ai that Green cursed Mr. Baker, w] left the shop and returned in a fi minutes, when the killing occurre Baker admits having shot Gree and the verdic: of the coroner's ju was in accordance- with this adm: sion. Baker is now lodged in the coun jail. Motion for bail will be made his attorney ir a few days. TERDICT~ OF GUILTY. Driggers Guilty of Murdering I Sister in Clarendon. Manning. Feb. 11.-The jury the case of JT. Frank Driggers, char ed with the murder of his sis" Mrs. Mamie Btoseman, at 1 0 o'clc tonight returred a verdict of guil with recommendation to mer< Diggers is the fist man convicted a capital crime by a Clarendon ju in the past 11 years. A few wee ago he shot and killed his sist about money matters. They bc DEAL IS ON FOOT LE TO SHIP OUR COTTON DIRECI *TO EUROPE. nd 1 Gotenburg Wholesaler, With Larg In. Holdings in Company Operating Savannah Line. the Prime Mover ws The Columbia Record says foi rs. some time Commissioner E. J. Wat ies son has striven to Vt the cottoi he from this state shipped direct tc he European points, thus avoiding th( si- profits to middlemen. of The scheme has lately been fur 3k, thered and to the extent that on the ai- 15th of the month, Mr. Watson and f.. Mr. B. Harris, of Pendleton, will go to Savannah, where they will meet Mr. Wilhelm Dickson, a director of the Swedish-American steamship re company, with headquarters at Got 60 henburg, Sweden. in The object of the conference is in to look into the feasibility of open ing Southern ports for the export he ing of cotton by regular steamship in lines. ic- ' Mr. Dickson is a prominent ex nd porter and is greatly interested in a the scheme above mentioned. On ,is December 1st of last year he wrote the following letter to Commission he er Watson relative to the matter: is "Dear Sir: Being one of the direc he tors of Captain Lundgren's steam as ship company, 'Rederl Aktiebolaget ut Trans-Atlantic,' and having worked r- with him hand In hand since we at started proceedings in buying two ?1 small tramp steamers, I am natur a- ally informed of and fully Initiated in, as well as greatly interested in, d your plan of the direct line between e Charleston and Sweden. I shall be )n starting on January 16th for New e, York on other business, but I shall ir before that go fully through every thing with my friend Lundgren, and c- shall have great pleasure in making an appointment with you when over al in America to discuss matters, es as pecially so the matter I herewith re take the liberty of putting before s, you. "As you are well aware, there is r is a large cotton export, and also a r- great rosin export, and these two different classes of goods would nat et urally be greatly favored by the now k projedted lime, and merchants on your side would naturaly be anxious of forming good direct connections le on this side. It is thus my purpose t- by writing this letter to ask you d kindly to put me into connection with people who would be interest s ed in shipping their 'goods by the r- direct line, and getting a reliable id agent over there. I thus propose to e- take up these agencies. I am pre pared to take up any big article you put before me, but of course, l I am only wishing to touch the wholesale trade and make a large turnover. I am myself carrying on 1ea large export business, and I am ethus open for such proposals as I -have named to you. 1s "With regard to my personal to stan'ding, beg to refer you to SAktiebolaget Coteborgs kHandelsbank and Captat~n Lundgren, and besides, when you were here, you were sure s, to have heard about me. al"Hoping to thear from you before I leave this country, and that you >shall be able to put before me 'some proposal which I nmigh take up and arrange when I get to your side. I remain, dear sir, hoping ,for a speedy and lu-cky ' development of mutual plans, "Yours very truly, "WM. DICKSON." What will be the outcome of the al conference, of course, is matter of n- conjecture, but Messrs. Watson and is Harris will leave no stone unturned >in the effort to cause the conference to bear fruit. ie CHINESE TO MAKE DEMANDS. t Say They Are Entitled to What k-Japanese Get. ig New York, Feb. 12.-gInspired by m the action' of their Pacific coast d- rethren, the Chinamen in New es York's Chinatwon are making ar e rangements to hold a meeting, at which they will consider means of obtaining more recognition in this country. They will hold the. first meeting tonight. ad"We feel," said a prominent Chi nese, "that we are entitled to as much consideration as are the Jap anese, whom we equal in civiliza n, tion at least. Japan owes much to ad China for its culture and its lung C. uages and we do not think it fair Sthat our race should be segregated Sin this country while more privil 9eges are allowed to the Japanese. fi- "The immigration question is com ad plicated, but we believe that a lim 0 ited number should be permitted to Wcome to the United States. The pop d. ulation of Chinatown is being con n- stantly decreased because of the ry stringent exclusion laws as now en s- forced." * ty GOES UP FOR LIFE. by__ _ _ _ Aiken Wife Murderer Refused New Trial by Judge. .Aiken. Feb. 12.-This afternoon is counsel for Sovereign Lowe argued a motion for a enw triat before Judge Watts. Lowe was convicted in of wife murder yesterday with rec -g- ommendation to mercy. er. One of the grounds for the motion 'k was that the main witness for the 'ty State, Alford Glover,'wvas a convict y. ed criminal, having beehn convicted f for obtaining money under false pre ry tenses. ks The motion was refused and Judge :er Watts sentenced Lowe to life im ith Iprisonment at hard labor in the JERSEY FIENDS Roast a Man Alive on the School Grounds USED OIL ON VICTIM The Unfeeling Wretches Bound and Gagged the Unfortunate Man and Tied Him Over a Bonfire and Roasted Him to Death, and Charred Body Found. New York, Feb. 12.-Bound with ropes hand and foot and stretched over a fire built on the grounds of the Hazel avenue public school in West Orange, an unknown man was burned to death some time this morning before the break of day. The charred fragments of the body were found on the lawn of the school early this morning by Samuel Sali nardo, a laborer employed in a quar ry near West Orange. At the sight of the ghastly traces of the crime, Salinardo, a superstitious Italian, ran screaming to the nearest house and in this way had the police in formed of what he had discovered. The grass and a lot of brush un der the body-or what was left of the body-were burned to carbon. At one side was a new two-ganon oil can and some old newspapers. Chief of Police Danfo'rd, of the West Orange force, hurried to the school house grounds with all of his available men and made a min uce study of the affair in the hope of getting a clue. The victim of this most awful of murders was a man apparently about forty-five years of age. A little hair was left on the head and it showed red and long. He was about five feet, ten inches in height and had been strong of statue. The only part of the clothes un consumed by the fire were the legs of the trousers. They were of blue cloth of good texture. The shoes were in good condition. Near the body were the charred pieces of rope and the most awful of all the ghastly details was imme diately noticed by the police-the man had struggled from the fire and had rolled away from it in his last moments of agony. There were every evidence that he had come to consciousness toward the send and had made one desperate and futile effort to escape his ter rible fate. Who the victim is the police have no idea. What manner of criminal would pick out the lawn of a school house on which to build a pyre for a liv ing man the police cannot conceive. The spot chosen for the deed was only about 200 feet from the school building and about 300 feet from a row of fine family houses. It is believed that the victim of this crime was either struclk on the head and made unconsious or was gagged before being stretched on the fire. Had he cried out for help his cries would have been heard in the nearby houses, but so far as the police now know no one heard an outcry. The police said today that the murder was done between 1:30 and 5:30 In the morning. During these hours the nearest quarry works are closed and the neighborhood is de serted.* TWO MEN DIE And Several Hurt by Dynamite Explosion in Tunnel. New York, Feb. 12.--Two men were killed and 'several inju~red to day in an explosion of dynamite in the McAdoo extension of Jersey City. running from Exchange place to Fifth street and connecting the two Hudson river tunnels. There were sixty men at work in the tunnel. The greatest secrecy was thrown about the accident by the McAdoo tunnel officials. NEW TRIAL REFUSED JONES. Sentenced to the Penitentiary for Life by the Judge. Union, Feb. 12.-W. T. Jones was refused a new trial after many hours' argument. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Judge Memminger, in passing sentence, told the prisoner he had better take the term, for if granted a new trial he believed he would be hanged. Jones is a very rich man, but his money won't save him from deserved punishment at the hands of the law. * ESCAPE FROM JAIL. Four Negro Prisoners -Take French Leave of Sheriff. Walterboro, Feb. 9. - Monday evening, while Sheriff Fox and fam ily were at supper, four of the sev en negroes in jail escaped. Those who escaped were Israel Campbell, Morris Judge, Sam Brooks and Elijah Smith. It appears that the lock to the outer door was out of order, ap parently having been tampered with. and had been taken off to be fixed. Marries Telephone Girl. Boston. Feb. 9.--Representative John A. Keliher, of Boston, and his bride, who was Miss Nellie M. Mc Neil. a telephone girl, are due in Washington today after having been married on Sunday at the Holy Cross Cathedral. MAKING WHISKEY IN A STILL IN A COUNTRY GRAVEYARD. When One Took a Drink of It He Sang "Hark From the Tomb, a Doleful Sound." Atlanta, Feb. 10.-In a nunsed grave of a country graveyard, near Macon, an'illicit distillery was found last week by the revenue force. Monday. officers in the York set tlement of the "Dark Corner" of South Carolina, found three children, each of whom is under ten years, making brandy with a still which they had constructed themselves. The d4stillery in the graveyard was concealed within the grave, and the dirt was heaped up In a way to give the impression that the grave had been used. The owner of the distillery had first upened the grave, fixed in the still, then placed planks across the top and covered them with earth. At one end, but very care fully hidden, he had left an opening by which he might enter and go out. In the 4ray of the .morning, a negro passing along the road that runs by the church yard, saw a head apparently bob up out of a grave, then quickly disappear. He didn't stop to investigate, and he was still speechless when he reached the next 1odse. Others took the matter up and a small party was formed. When the graveyard was reached, they formed a ring and slowly closed in )n the uncanny grave. But instead Af the weird things their imagina tion had painted, they found the )pening at one end and the still nside. It is believed that this d.stillery biad been operated for some time, but even tlyose living within :the mmediate vicinity were unaware of ts presence. The liquor It produced s said to have had a peculiar de ,ressing and saddening effect. After Irinking It, one's desire was to sing, 'Hark From the Tomb a Doleful ound," instead of "We Won't Go [ome 'Tiln Morning." The place where the children were liscovered making illicit whiskey i. iot 'far from Asheville. They had :onstructed a complete still them ;elves, and were making brandy of ts good quality as any that can be listilled. A wooden bucket served :hem as cap, .a pair of kegs were ised as doublers, and a bored-out yoplar limb served as a worm. The )fficers say that not ori of +he :hildren could have been over ten ears. CONTROL WAREHOUSES. Farmers Long Cherished Dream Near Realization It Is Said. Atlanta, Feb. 10.-President Jharles S. Parrett, of the Farmers' Jnion, announced today that a. con ;olidation had been effected of the ne hundred cotton warehouses built yy the farmers' organizations in ieorgia. The management of these mterprises will be immediately >rought under one board of direc :ors. President Barrett stated that :he work of organizing the farmers' varehouse in the other cotton States w'as about concluded, two-thirds of he States already having been or ranized. The effect of 'this com'bination rhen it is fully established will be :o centraliz'e the control of the en Ire cotton crop of. the country in he hands of the farmer's. .GOT NEW LOWER LIP. Remarkable Skin~ Grafting Operation On a Young Boy. Charlottesville, Feb. 12.-A re narkable skin grafting operation re ~ently successfully performed at the nuiversity of Virginia hospital, has iven to William Jones, a ten-year >ld boy of Rio, this county, an entire iey~ lower lip. The boy had his lip shot away ast September by the accidental dis :harging of a gun. Yesterday he -eturned to his home with a new ip that will answer every purpose. Dr. H. S. Watts. of the University aospital, first transplanted a flap of ;kin from the abdominal wall of the )atient to the forearm. After grow ng to the forearmi it was brought up and attached to the face and, ifter remaining there about two veeks to secure a blod supply, was :ut off from the arm and molded nto position. * ATTACKED THE SHERIFF. W'as Knocked Down and Fired at - Fifteen Times. Houston, Miss., Feb. 8.-A mob of iegroes attacked Sheriff I. M. Hoff tt Humble today and he narrowly scaped death. He was knocked lown and fired at fifteen times. Eoff escaped by cutting his way :hrough the mob with a knife. A erious riot is feared. A large pos ;e is forming to make wholesale rrests. The sheriff had gone to Eumble to arrest a negro charged with murder. Killed Himself. Chicago. Feb. 12.-Joseph F. Kohout, alderman from the thirty ourth ward, shot and killed himself oday at his home, 787 Douglas ~oulevard. He fired a bullet from a evolver into his right temple. * Theatres Corrupt. New York, Feb. g.--"The stage s worse today than it was in the lays of Paganism," said Archbishop Farely, in his sermon in St. Pat SOME WAR TALK Russia Getting Ready to Give Japan a Thrashing. WILL EVEN UP SCORES Such Is the Prediction of Congress man MeRlulay, of California, Ad. miral Robley D. Evans and WIl liam T. Snead, One of England's Greatest Editors, Who Is Here. Washington, Feb. 11.--Retently a single issue of a Washington news. paper contained statements from three eminent men, concerning di-.* rectly and -indirectly the present re lations between this country and Ja pan, which- are of much significance. In a speech delivered In Wash ington Saturday night, Represinta tive William S. McKinlay, of Califor nia, defended the right of his State .to regulate its own 'local affairs, and made use of the following lan guage with reference to 'the rela tions between Japan and the. Unit ed States: "Tha question of war is Idle. Among those who. really know ,con ditions in the far East, the concen sus of opinion is this: Japan -has only ended a preliminary skirmish with Russia. The Russian defeat is not ultimate. . Today Russia is double-tracking the railroad whose ridiculous inadequacy led to her hu miliation. She is preparing to pro tect her frontier,, is making up to thbe present peace of civilization, and has not turned her face from the - goal set by Peter the Great. "If Japan should turn for a. mo ment to engage in warfare with a second, or even a third rate ;.power, Russia would be at her throat. The statesmen of Japan-know this:phase of the question so much better than we do that it is ridiculous- to dig cuss it. "Fighting Bob's" Opinion. The same issues of the news papers which reported Mr. McKin lay-s speech carried an Associated Press dispatch reading as follows: Chicago, Feb. 6.-"A: few days ago, when the Russian government floated a loan - of $250,000,000, which was subscribed thirty -times over, that was Russia's notice to Japan 'To get ready for war, and stay ready, for I am going to lick you." Rear A'dmiral, Robley D. Evans, seated in his apartments in the Au ditorium Annex, tonight ~made this statement: "And what is more," added the admiral, "Japan herself recognizes and realizes the position in which she is placed. The. hand-writing is plain. Japan can read." A number, of other predictions, of international- import, viewed from the standpoint of "Bob" Evans, did the' admiral make. Briefly summer ized, they are as follows: The United States will have no trouble with Japan, neither will England. When the next Russo Japanese war does come- Germany, France and Austria will espouse the cause of the Russian. England 'will find herself allied with Japan by vir tue of existing treaties. What the result of It all will' be no man -can foresee. "Japan cannot go on at the rate that she is spending money.. now," he continued. "It is out of the question. Japan recognizes that a conflict with Russia is inevitable, and the government is straining ev ery nerve, exhausting every, effort to put Itself in a state of -prepar edness." W. T. Stead's View. The third statement appearing contemparaneous'ly with the two above quoted -is from the pen- of WIlliam T. Stead, the great English .iournalist. While it makes io di rect reference to Japan or her rela tions with the United States, it is significant that his remarks .bear out what Mr. McKinlay and 4dmiral Evans say concerning Russia. Mr. Stead says: "The great fact which ought to command universal attention 'ia overlooked. It is the coming of the Slav' into his kingdom, a fact corn pared with which the fortunes of kings and emperors are as dust in the balance. The proposed -annex ation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Austro-Hungarian empire is bait cne of the signs of the ripening of the Slavonic question, the gradual emergence of the Slays from the po sition of subordination and political serfdom and their e.m.;'ishment as the predominant race in the heart of Europe. "Of all the great races of Eui-ope the Slays have received the fewest favors from the fates. Providence has been to them a cruel step moth er. "From century to century they have been the prey of conquerors, European and Asiatic. When, as in Russia, .they were able to assexnt their independence of~ Tartar and Turk, they could only do so by sub mitting to an autocrat whose yoke was seldom easy and whose burden was never light. But for this Cim derella of Europe the light is rising in the darkness and there are not lacking signs that in the future the despised kitchen maid may yet be the belle of the ball." Fell 'fh-ee Hundred Feet. Grand Junction, Colo., Feb. 10. While plowing through the heavy drifts at Baxter Pass on the Unitah Railroad. ::locomotive and snowplow in, roundin~g a sharp curve on the down .grade ilunged over a 300 foot precipice, killing Engineer J. E. Lane and fatally injuring a secion hand.