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VOL. XXIII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNEO4
EXPLAINS VOTE Says Duty on Iron Ore Will Nut Hurt Consumers. TILLMAN'S LETTER The Senator in a Reply to a Letter From a Citizen of Williston, Stat ed His Reasons for Veting for a Duty on Ore-Claims There Are No "Independents." Senator Tillman has just received a letter from W. C. Smith, of Wil liston, asking the Senator to explain why he voted for a duty on iron ore. This letter is as follows: "Williston, May 27th, 1909. Senator B. R. Tillman, Washing ton, D. C.-Dear Senator. Having always been a "Tillmanite" at the Lallot box, I am emboldened to ask if you have ever state4 your reaso-. for voting for a duty on iron ore and if sucb statement is in pria-. that you w!1! send it to me. I am curious to know why. Yours truly "W. C. SMITH." To which Senator Tillman replied: "Your letter of May 27th has re mained unanswered simply because I have been overwhelmed with work here, and have spent several days in South Carolina, looking after mat ters at Clemson, and lost one day as I returned by reason of a railroad wreck. "I have never printed anything about my vote on iron ore, and will very gladly give you an explanation direct. I notice that my old ene mics are making a great howl about my votes up here, while many oth erg who have not been enemies art yelping in chorus, simply because they are ignorant of conditions. Tht trouble with many editors in South Carolina, is they take and read the Associated Press dispatches, which are colored in behalf of the Repub lican party. and are garbled and condensed, and giie no adequatt conception of things as they realli happen. The facts in regard to iron ore art simply these:' There is overwhel ming evidence that there are no in dependent- steel or iron producers The Steel Trust has absolute control and enjoys a monopoly of the irot and steel business in this country The so-called independent concern: are dominated and controlled by it though not all owned by it. The Stoel Trusts fixes prices and th< thers conform. "There are immense, well-nigh inexhaustible deposits of iron ore i Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota and the Steel Trust dontrols im mense deposits in those States. I. also controls, or some of its sub idary companies do, large deposlt in Cuba. It was brought out in thi debate. that some of the Easteri :ompanies have contracts with th' uban mine owners, to import no less than a million tons a year o~ Duban ore, and I do not think worth while to let this come in fre' when it would make no differenct whatever to the consumers of iro' and steel as to the price we wouls pay for those articles. I believe tha' the American producers of iron an< steel (that is the Steel Trust main ly), can compete with England. Ger~ many and France in the markets o the world, and that the whole schem-' of protection of manufactured stee' is a bare faced robbery of the Amer ican people. No one but an idio will increase the price of anythin manufactured of iron, to the Ameri can consumer. If we could reduc' the tariff on manufarctured iron w: could get cheaper prices, but undo' existing circumstances the tariff lai bars out the European competitor who is already handicapped by har 'ng the '>cean freights to pay. an' our peovle are charged the cost o production in Europe. plus th freight, plus the tariff, and thisi the source of Carnegie's millions Assuring you of my high apprecta tion of your 'friendship in the past *and hoping to continue to merit you confidence, and support, I am. "Sincerely yours. "B. R. TILLMAN. KILLED MULE AND SELF. Singular Tragedy Is Enacted i' Horry County. A special dispatch from Conwa to The State says: Perhaps the mor peculiar suicide ever heard of we committed in this county Thursda. Mr. John S. Grainger, a white farme z'bout 40 years of age, wfio lives nes Green Sea, shot and killed nIs mul and then turned the gun on himself dying almost instantly. The facts as reported from Lori y teleph"- ?:re that Mr. Wat held a b 'i '- satle for $\. on th mule owned by Mr- Grainger and few das ago sent word to Grainge that unless he paid off the bilP o sale at once. he would send for th Grainger, it is reported. sate that Watts would never get the mul and Thursday morning led the ani mal in the nearby woods and killer it and. returning to the house. sho' imsf. using the same weapon witl which he klied his animal. No cause for the suicide othae than the above has yet developed. lilled by Lightning. Beton Goff, a well known young -hite man. 22 years of age and un mnarrid, whose home was about swro~n mils from Camden, was kil el W n'day evening by lightning we sning irmm his barn to the CORPORATION TAX TAFT SENDS MESSAGE] MAKING HIS RECONDIENDATION. Advocates Anneding the Constitution t9 Give Congress right to Tax Incomes. Recommending legislation looking to the placing of a two per ceat tax on the net income of corporations and also the adoption of an amend meat to the Constitution providing for the imposition of an income tax without an apportionment among the several States, President Taft Wednesday sent to Congress a mes sage embodying his views on the subject. This action followed a protracted spe'cial meeting of the Cabinet. In his message the President -peaks of the apparent inability of 2ongress to agree to an inheritance tax, and as regards an income tax he :efers to the decision of the Supreme ,ourt in the case of Pollock vs. Farmes' Loan and Trust Company. in which the court held the tax to >e unconstitutional unless apportion ed according to population. "It is," says the President, "undoubtedly a power which the government ought to have. It might be indispensable to the nation's life in great crises." The amendment, therefore, he de zlared, was the only proper course. uch an amendment to the Constitu :Ion, he contended, was preferable to the one proposed of reviving a aw judicially declared to be un onstitutional. The amendment which he propos s should be made to the tariff bill provides for the imposition upon all orporations and joint stock com panies for profit, except national banks (otherwise taxed), savings banks and building and loan as oiations. of an excise tax of 2 per ent of the net income of said in orporations. This, it is estimated y him, will bring an annual revenue f $25.000.000. "This is a tax on irivilege and not on property," he aid. "and is within the Federal pow r without apportionment according o population." The president points out that nother merit to the tax on corpo ations is the Federal supervision. rhich will give to the government. le stockholders and the public. owledge of the real business trans etioas and the gains and profits of very corporation in the country. 'he adoption of the amendment, he tys, will make a long step "toward bat supervisory control of corpo ations which may prevent a fur her abuse of power." The message concludes: "I recommend then, first. the adop ion of a joint resolution by two birds of both houses. proposing to e States an amndment of the Con. ~titution granting to the Federal 'overnment the right to levy and -llect an income tax without ap ~ortnonment enfong the States, ac ording to population: and. secon~d. e enactment, as part of the pend g revenue measure. either as a sub ititute for. or In addition to, the 2heritance tax, of an excise tax upos IT1 corporations, measures by two er cent of their net income." The message was referred to the naiLee committee. DRIVEN FROM TOWN eamie They Tired to Force Social Recognition. At Greenrille, Miss., efforts of a egro girl to force white women to ddress her as "M~\iss" resulted 'ednesday night in the hasty depar ure of the famnily of E. W. Lampton, ishop of the American Methodist piscopal church. The girl is Bish p Lampton's daughter. She has ainly insisted that the title be used y saleswomen in stores and by tel phone operators. On Satu- lay. after sonie sharp rords addressed to one of the tele ~hone operators. she said that ner ather would see that she was spoken o in a respectful manner. Bishop Lampton called on the tele hone manager and demanded that 1 the yotng women at the exchange 'e ordered to address his daughter s Miss Lampton. The manager de lined and made the interview -nown. An indignation meeting was 'eld by citizens and Bishop Lampton as given five hours to take his amily from the city. DEAF AND DUMB CH1LDREN. Rearkable Results Shown at Exer eises Attended by the Parents. Remarkable results of the instruc Ion of deaf and dumb pupils in pub ic school No. 47, in New York city. were determined before the parents f the 122 ch~ldren. Not one of the pupils was able o articulate a sylable at the be inning of the school term. At, the axercses there were fifty who made 'heselves perfectly understood in 1ll parts of the big assembly hall, some of them reciting pieces of P0 etry and others delivering orations. Miss Margaret A. Regan. principal if the school, said that th'e tea<:hers now believe there is no reason wh" every perrron should not be taught to p.ak. Policeman Acquitted. John G. Darby, chief of police or the town of Batesburg. charged with assault with intent to ravish. was acquitted by the jury Friday morning, after they had deliberated for thirty minutes. The trial of Mr. Darby has attracted a great deal of sttntion. and he was the recipient f many warm congratulations in hi acnnita ACCEPT DESIGNS GREEMILLE FIR-M AWARDEI CONTRACT For Silver Service-Historic Scene Will be Reproduced and Plans . Commission are Carried Out. The commission in charg. of 0h selection of the silver service for the battleship South Carolina decid ed Thursday to award Gorham & Co., of New York. represented by the Gilreath-Durham Co.. of Greenville, the construction pf tite designs. The service will cost $5.000, the amount appropriated and with the exception of a few minor changes the design as originally planed by the commiss.ion will be carried out. The designs submitted were very tasteful. .There is a dsign showing the b*attle of King's Mountain, anoth er showing the reception by Gen. Marion to the British officers when it was claime'd that the dinner con sisted of boiled potatoes, another showing Jasper replacing the battle flag and other historical scenes. On the large bowl are the historical words of Pinckney, "Millions for de fense but not one cent for tribute." Throughout the design the seal of the State, (the palmetto tree and various symbols and scenes are re produced. The company was represented bore by Mr. E. J. Dings of New York and D. C. Durham of Gr-eenville. Other firms who had representatives pres ent were Jas. Allan & Co., of Char leston, Chas. F. Sentz, of Columbia, and S. Thos. Thomas and Bro., of Charleston. The South Carolina is expected to go in commission In December, and this service is to be ready to be presented to the battleship about the middle of January, and the serv ice is to consist of the following pieces: One punch bowl and ladle. Twently-four punch cups and plateau. One centre piece and plateau. One water set of four pieces. One tea set and kettle and waiter. Two fruit dishes. Two meat platters. One fish dish. Two salad bowls, with forks and spoons. Two bon-bon dishes. Two compotiers. large, two small. Two vegetable dishes. Two centre dishes. The price to be paid is $5.000, being the amount appropriated by this State. CONTICTED OF ARSON. egre Found Guilty at Aiken of Set tin; Fir. to a Barn. * A dispatch from Aiken says ednesday night the jury in the case f the State against Moses Stevens, harged with arson, returned a ver ict of guilty, which carries 'with it sentence of death. This case has reated a great deal of interest, as his is the second conviction for the urning of the barn of Mrs. M. C. oseley. About three years ago her arn was burned under suspicious ircums:ances, and a negro was tried nd convicted of the crime of burn ng the building. He is now serving Ssentenrce of twenty years in the State Penitentiary. Last summer the barn on Mrs. doseley's place was again razed to he ground by fire, In the early part )f the night. The burning was gain under suspicious circumstanc es, and detectires were put on the ase. Stevens was arrested, as was lso Henry Clark, another negro. hey were held for several weeks. nd then released for want of suf ficient evidence to convict. The case was given up for the time being, ut later-this spring--eidene ropped out against Stevens, and de ectives were again employed, with the result that Moses Stevens was again arrested. The trial consumed all Tuesday. The main witnesses were the wife and mother-in-law of the defendant, oth of wh m testified that Moses told them 'he committed the crime, and that 'ae attempted to commit suicide at the time, by attempting to shoot himself, and then tried o cut his throat, the knife being taken away from him, and then he threw himself against a wall several times. They said he told them he had poured oil on the pea heap in the loft of the barn and set fire to it. because he had gone to Mrs. oseley to borrow some money. and she refused him, and he did it for revenge. The defence, conducted by W. M. Smoak, Esq., attempted to show that these witnesses, as was also George Washngton, father-in law of the defendant, were prejudic ed because they had fallen out-'with him, and were attempting to get him out of the way. Stevens has not yet been sentene ed and it is probable that the case will be appealed. The crime carries the death sentence because of the lose proximity of the barn to the residence of Mrs. Moseley. Must Give Up Cigarettes. Governor Kitchen, of Northi Caro lna. granted a pardon to Jacot Spivey of Gulford county on condit ion that he abstain from smoking eigaretts. Spivey is 1 5 years old. The charge was trespassing and t sentence was six months in the worl4 house. Blackberries Cause Death. As a result of eating blackberrier picked in a field near Arnito. La. two negroes die~d Wednesday. Ther4 is said to be a poisonous insect eg~ on some of the berries which i~ Adealy. TARIFF ROBBED People Yearly Plundered ot Bil. lions for BENEFIT OF TRUSTS ~-nator Bacon, of Georgia, Givei Somie Startling Facts as to NOW the Massas of tWe PeOple are Reid Up and Robbed Under Form of Law. On May 7 in the discussion of the tariff bill Senator A. 0. Bacon made an argument which will be the death knell of the tariff system when the people sh1all once clearly understand it. The senator had shown how in the higher price of goods due to the tariff duties the people are made to pay $2,000,000,000 a year to enrich favored corporations and individuals, and the Republican members, excit ed by the fearful arraignment of the tariff that was being made, were ply ing the senator with a rapid fire of questions. But unconcerned thereby, Senator Bacon continued: "In considering the protective tariff senators lose sight of two great questions. One is: What is best in order to raise revenue for the gov ernmeat? The others is: Who pays this money? The great cotton in dustry of the South, makingl3,000, 000 bales of cottoi, which preserves the balance of trade between this country and Europe, brings into this country every year in gold, or keeps gold from going out of the country through bills of exchange more money nearly twice over than all the gbld that Is mined in all the mines of all the world each year. "What possible excuse can be giv en that this immense industry shall be required to pile up here in this chamber, not only for once but for every year, its great proportion of this two thbusand million dollars of tariff tax, and say that it shall be distributed without return as a bonus to other parties, who are either unable to live upon the profits of their own business, and who de mand that the public shall contribute out of their pockets that which is necessary thus either to reserve them or to still further enrich them? "Suppose that instead of this in direct way of collecting money and paying it over to the favored indus tries, we, here sitting in our sover eign law-making capacity were to determine, so far as it could be done inder constitutional limitations, that a tax .gatherer should be appointed by the law of eongress, and that he ,hould proceed through the eountry to levy and collect this two thou sasd million dollars, and have it said by this tax gatherer, as he took this ribute from men toiling with brain nd muscle, 'this is not for the gov ernent. nor a dollar of that will o to the public treasury, It is to e carried to Washington and piled p in front of. the secretary's desk~ n the senate ehamber, to be dis ributed by th~e senate to private arties to aid them in their private ersonal busindas.' "And after it has been thus col ected from the people by the tax atherer and piled up in a --great eap in this chamber, suppose that e should then be sarrounded In all hese Ebbbies and hotels with men ngaged in other branches of in ustry, and that they should Impor une us that this money should be iven to them for their private gain hat we should listen to them and o their demands, that the Republi an senators should hear them in osom talks in the secret conclave n that marble palace of which I ave spoken, and to which the sen tor from Iowa alluded day before esterday, and according as this one ight have political indluence, or hat one might have power, or that ne might excite pity, and thus se ure the recommendation of the Re publican members of the finance ommittee in favor of this one, that and the other, this two thousand mil lion of dollars, gold dollars. thus gathered out of the toll of the Amer' an people, should be put in bagr and banded out to them at the door ci the senate chamber, and they. should walk away with it--each on" of them taking in his hand his hag of ill-gotten gold. How long would t be before the people of the United States would rise up in revolt and overthrow it? Yet that is not an verdrawn picture. It is the God's truth as to what in practical effect is being done under the operation of a protective tariff. "The most unwelcome visitor In the world is the taxgatherer. We have in the United States two kinds of taxgatherers outside of the inter nal revenue officers. We have tax gatherers whio are at the ports and who gather through duties. on im Iports the taxes that are necessary for the support of the government. Who gathers the other taxes? Who gaters the $2,000,000,000, that men and women and the industries of all kinds in this country are required to bring here and pile up in gold dollars before that desk? Who are' he taxgatherers? There is not a corner grocery store that sells a pound of sugar to a poor widow but what at the time it sells that sugar gets the value of the sfugar and then colleets from that widow between 1 and 2 cents. I think is is approx iately 2 c'ents. from that purchaser. not for the benefit of the govern ment. but for the benefit of the Sugar rust." Some time the people wil! under stand how shamelessly they are bein.e robbed by ti~s protective tariff ii quity. and then they will smash it and eternally damn the party whch has been its sponsor and cham A GIRL'S BODY Found in a Trunk in a New York Chinese Den. HAD BEEN MURDERED Proved to be loie Sigel, Who aI Been Intemeted in Missionary Work Among the Cbiese of New York-Tb CAse is Sarrounded ho Great Mystery. Elizabeth Sigel, daughter of Paul Sigel, of New York city, and grand daughter of the dilustrq'ous Franz Sigel, the German warrior who en listed his services with the Union Army during the civil war, is, ac cording to all indications, the vic tim of one of the most sordid mur ders in the history of New York. If she is not the victim the police are confronted with a remarkable series of coincidental facts. Taken from a trunk in a'room of a Chinaman above a chop suey res taurant in the tenderloin, the body, in a state of decomposition which makes identification difficult, lies in the morgue. When the story was told, Mrs. Sigel, with as much ten derness as possible, cried "My God, Elsie," and fainted. Sun Leong, proprietor of the res taurant, who also condueted the rooming house above, disappeared shortly after the discovery of the murder, adding further to the mys tery. The case has many unusual features, n,otable among which Is the fact that: a Chinaman bad been known to call at the Sigel home, pre iumably with the sanction of the parents. Elizabeth, or Elsie, was 20 years old, and was greatly inter ested in work among Chinese. Mr. Sigel arrived at the morgue at midnight. Arrangements were made so that the badly disfigured face could be seen to best advantage, but Mr. Sigel would not say that it was his daughter. In fact, the p,plice say, he declared positively that it was not, but he declined to look at various letters and other bits of evidence which would seem to Indicate that it was she. -Thro2 Chinamen were arrested as material witnesses. Mrs. Florence I. "T'odd. a friend of the Sigel family, called at the morgue. and after viewing the body, dentifed sor i of the undere1o'.h ing as that worn by Elsie Sigel. Mrs. Paul Sigel, when shown the jewelry found in the trunk qtaining the body. identified it as that wern by her daughter, Elsie. - BEAVY VA-DICT AFFflMSWD. SUlprente Court Upholde $25,000 Damage Suit. The supreme court a few days ago rendered a decision which amounts to a judgment of $25,000 against the Southern Puhlic Service corpora tion and the Florence Light and Power Company. Suits was brought >y Mrs. Maud Lairghlin and Geo. W. Laughlin and by Lawrence Edward Laughlin of Florence against these two concerns for injuries received by Mrs. Maud Laughlin and Edward Laughlin, her son, because of a heav ly charged wire which hung down in the str~eet in Florence and inflict ed injuries on both. A suit for $50, was brought in the case of Mrs. Laughlin and for $25,000 on behalf of the boy. The jury returned a ver diet of $17,000 in the case of Mrs. Laughlin and $8,000 in the other ase. The supreme court dismissed the appeal on the exceptions raised by the attorneys for the defendant. * WHISKEY USED) BY PUPILS In Public Schools of Bayonne, New Jersey. The report that- drunkenness pre vailed among the pupils of the Bayonne, N. J., public schools has been verified, despite the denials of the city officials, by a special com mittee of the school board whose report sustains the charges made by Dr. Henry A. Abbott, medical in spector, that many children attend ed the school under the innluence. The board has issued an appeal to parents, teachers and pupils to do their utmost in discouraging the use of intoxicants by the children of the city. It was also resolved to enforce the law forbidding the sale of cigarettes to boys under sixteen years. * ATTEMPT ON DETECTIVES. Law and O'rder Leaguae Agents THtre Trouble in Alabama. A second attempt was made a few nights ago to do bodily harm to de tectives of the Law and Order League, in Montgomery, Ala., who have gathered evidence against the soft drink sellers. The detectives arrived in Mont gomnery from Nashville where they were rushed after being attacked in Montgomery last week. A son of Deputy Sheriff Harry McCord, who resembles one of the detectives, was called away from the jail and se verely heaten before the thugs real lized their mistake- Deputy Sheriff McCora is said to have gone in search of his son's assailants with a rifle. * Shipment of AlligatorR. A carload *of alligators, said to be the largest number ever shipped over a railroad. left New Orleans fir Los Angeles Thursday. BUYS ANOTHER ROAD GEORGLI CENTRAL IS TRANS FERRED TO HARRDIAN. He Pays Three Millions for Stock of the Par Value of Five MMlions, at $60 Per Share. The &ale of the Central of Geor gia Railway to the Illinois Central Railway, carrying out plans fore casted more than a year ago, was announced Wednesday. The trans action originated in negotiations cul minating in November, 1907, when the entire capital stock of the Cen tral of Georgia passed into the hands of Wm. Nelson Cromwell and John W. Castles. The purchase, it was announced a few months later, was for E. H. Harriman, whose intention, it was then statedt was to transfer it to the Illinois Central. The price paid by the Illinois Central was not given out. Announcement of the transfer was made in New York by John F. Han son, of Atlanta, president of the Central of Georgia. The price paid by Mr. Harriman for the stock, to the par value of $5,000,000, it was stated, was $3,000,000, or at the rate of $60 per share. The entire capital stock of the Central of Georgia was originally held by the reorganization commit tee of the Richmond and West Point Terminal Railroad and Ware House Company. In June, 1907, the stock was sold to Oakleigh Thorne, of New York, and Marsden J. Perry, of Providence, R. I., who agreed to retain voting control for at least two years. It was from these gentle men that Messrs. Cromwell and Cas tles secured the stock, and they sold it to Mr. Harriman. The transfer of the Central of Georgia carries with it the control of two steamship lines, one from Sa annah to New York. and the other from Savannah to Boston, operated by the Ocean Steamship Company. rhe Central of Georgia operates a ittle over 1,900 miles of road. Its system touched that of the Illinois Central at Birmingham, Ala. RAPS THE NEWSPAPERS. 'Headlights of Protection" Cry for Free Paper, Says Tillman. Immediately upon taking up the ariff bill Thursday the Senate agreed :o the amendments previously of lared by Mr. Aldrich for the com mittee on inance relating to lint rlazed and other surface coated pap mts and ealendars, cigar bands, etc., :omposed of lithograph paper. After disposing with little difficul :y of a nutnber of .disputed para graphs in the tariff bill, the Senate >egan the colsideration of the print >aper and wood pulp 'rovisions of he tariff bill. The subject was in roduced by Senator Aldrich, who, as ~hairman of the Snance committee, >roposed an amendment increasing ~he duty on print paper to $4 a ton. he House reduced it to $2 a ton. Senator Browne offered an amend nent to place print paper on the free list. "These very papers that are ask ng for free papers,'" said Mr. Till man, "are the very headlights of rotection and they deny me the pportunity to buy this coat or these hoes," illustrating by pointing to he article of attire. "Yet they want free paper." Mr. Tillman brought his foot down on the velvet carpet with a resound ng effect as he added that they are imbuge. FIRES ON STEIAMER, Russian Warship Opns Fire on British Vessel. A dispatch from Viborg, Finland, says a British steamer has been fi upon by a Russian torpedo boat for approaching too close to the bay on the Finnish coast, where Emperor Nicholas and Emperor William were to meet Thursday. The British steamer in question is the Nothburg. She was hailed and fired upon off Wirolahti, Island of Biorke. The projectile from the torpedo boat pierced a steampipe and one member of the crew of the English vessel was wounded. PICNICERS SHOCK(ED. Outlines of Tree Appear on Chil.. dren's Bodies. At a Sunday School picnic near Sparta. Ga.. Friday. a thunderstorm came up suddenly, and lightning struck a tree undelt which sixteen children had gathered for protec tion from the rain, shocking each severely. Many were strangely af fected, the outlines of the tree ap pearing as if photographed, on the bodies of several of th9 children. No fatalities have resulted but several of the children are in a serious con dition. Print Paper Taxed. Just before adjournment Friday night the Senate adopted by a vote of 44 to 32 the amendment of the Senate committee on frnance fixing a duty of $4 a ton on print paper. in place of the House rate of $2 a ton, but the other amendments to the wood pulp and print paper schedules had not been acted upon when the Senate adjourned at 7 o'clock. - - THE AWFUL CRIME OF A BLACK FIEND I GEORGE. TOWN COUNTY. Youg Lady School Teacher Drag. god From a Bugg and FleadLs ly Assaalted. A dispatch from GeorgetsWa to The News and Courier says: At four o'clock Friday afternoon word was hurriedly brought to SheriZ Scurry that a criminal assault had just been committed upon the per son of a young woman school teach er by an unknown negro at Crab Hall, a place situated immediately across Winyah Bay from Georgetown, on Waccamaw Neck. The young lady boards at the home of Mr. Huck CaIns, and while out driving with one of the Cains chil dren, a little girl, she was dragged from the buggy and carried into the woods by her assaIlant, who or dered the child to flee at the peril of her life. The child's father returned with her to the spot to find the young lady in a terrible plight, and bloody from the fearful struggle which she had bravely waged. The man had fled. The sheriff and his posse is in pur suit with dogs, and numerous par ties of men from the city are scour ing the woods in search of the brute. The Fiend Is Caught. John Jenkins, an ex-eonvict, was arrested, charged with being the guilty fiend. He answers the de scription exactly. He was found in company with Itwo other negroes, and the foot prints at the seene and on the trail were Identified al most beyond the possibility of a doubt. Th'e trio were arrested. Jenkins is a native of the Friend field plantation, on Waccamaw neck, but has always borne the charac ter of an idle, worthless fellow\ He is about 20 years of age and a black negro. He was described as being very black, and it was found that he had painted his face blacker than the usual color with soot and grease. This he had attempted to remove, probably after the crime. The dress of the young lady was ,meared with this grease. It is raid that the negro was really iden tified absolutely when taken before her. It is stated positively that the young lady. was not harmed to any extent, as- the man was frightened off. She fought bravely until Mr. Cains came to her reseue. The fiend has been lodged in the penitentiary for safe-keeping natil his trial, which will take place oon. He will no doubt be convieted of his fiendish erime of attempting an as sault and be hung. The quicker- the better. WIND MOVBS 20U'SE.. Home of Farmer Near Scranton Given New Location in Storm. Monday afternoon the Liberty sec tion, about seven miles' from Scran ton, was visited by a heavy wind storm, lightning and some rain. The. only damage so far as this corre spondent has been able to ascertain, except slight damage .to crops, is that Mr. Josiah Cockfield, a son of the late Capt. James A. H. Cock field, a prosperous young farmer, had his residence lifted from the blocks and carried some distance away, and the piazza completely torn from the body of the house. Mr. Crockfield was away at the time, and his wife and young babe, being frightened. went to a near neighbor's house for shelter. Just at this time the ac cident ~Is a heavy loss, as Mr. Cock field will be compelled to rebuIld, besides the damage to all his house hold goods- During -the storm lightning struck the old gin house of the late Capt. James A. H. Cock field and demolished the old build ing to a considerable extent. -So far this correapondient has not heard of any injuries or lives lost. BLIND TIGERS. Cherokee County Seems to Wave a Goodly Number. A dispatch from Gaffney says Mag istrate Scruggs, of Morgan Town ship, which borders on North Caro lina, bound a young whete man nar ed Bud' Bright over to the Court 'of Sessions on Tuesday ror selling whiskey. The people of that neigh borhood are troubled by the opera tions of blind tigers who ply their trade on Saturday nights and Sun days. It Is thought that one or more distilleries are In operation in the community, and a determined effort will be made to put them out of bust ness. * STRU"CK BY LIGHTNING. Bolt From Ciear Sky Strikes Young Lady Near Charlotte. Lightning from a clear sky struck Miss Sallie Underwood, 16 years old, daughter of R. 3. Underwood, at River Bend, N. C., a remote towb in Gaston county. Wednesday, felling he'r and producing a state of coma I Xrom which physicians have been unable to arouse her. The girl was still unconscious at last report. Lightning Destroys Barn. Lightning destroyed a barn on the plantation of Mr. R. H. Gaines, seven m iies south of Anderson, together with its contents, including a fine mule. $40 worth of feed stuffs and a nmber of farm implements Fri a.': DIE IN WRECK Fatal Accident on Southern Rail way Thursday. TRAIN DERAILED fatnee W. 1. Turner of Columbia and Pfmm J. Y. Carlisle of Fair feld Kilied t the Derailng of an Etra Freight Train Near Columbia. The derailing of an extra freight, No. 275, at Etyr, a few miles south of Columbia oa the Savannah line of the Southern railway Thursday - morning about 10 o'clock, caused the death of Engineer W. H. Turner of Columbia and - Fireman J. Y. Carlisle. a native of Fairfield, but a resident of Columbia, his home be ing directly opposite that of Engineer Turner on east Laurel street. Just how the derailment occurred will probably never be known, but it was thought to be due to a de fective tie or rail caused on account of the rains. The. engine and about 18 cars turned over and several others left the track. Engineer Turner was fatally injured and lived but a short time and Fireman Car lisle was buried under the werckage, his body not being taken out until several hours afterwards. As soon as the news was received in Columbia a relief train was made up and sent from Columbia to the wreck. Here passengers on train No. 134 from Augusta were transferred and the remains bf. Engineer Turner carried to Columbia and turned over to Undertaker VanMetret Engineer Turner was one of the most popular men in the employ of the Southern. He is survived -by a wife and- four childrenw * He was 'a member of the Richland lodge of Masons and of the local order of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin eers. The funeral was held at the residenc3, 2315 Laurel street; 'at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternon -and the interment was made at Elmwood cemetery with Masonic nonors.- - The body 'of J. Y. Carlisle was taken to Winnsboro for burial. Mr. Carlisle was a member of the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firemen and well known throughout the State. His body was buried under a mass of debris and was badly mutilated. It was neeessary for the wrecking crew to worli several hours before he could be located and one of the remarkable discoveries made when his body was removed was that his watch was uninjured and still run ing. Almost every part of his body wa covered with wreckage but his wateh was uninjured. His death was Instantaneous. The news of the accident spread quickly -and many expressions of sympathy were heard for the family f the railroad men who met sud den death. It Is the first fatal ac ident on this division in some time. MURDERER CAUGHT. Arsted in Columbus, Ohio.- Blurt. Out Story. Solomon Shepherd, alias William, Thomas, a negro, confessed by ac :ident to the Columbus, Ohio, police that he is wanted at Durham, N. C., for murder. He is held awaiting -- word from Durham. Shepherd was pawning a watch when the police arrested him. He began to deny that he had "killed the man." After some questioning as to what he - meant, Shepherd said he was impi ated in the killing of Enginer Holt, on the Seaboard Air Line between Winston and Durham last October He said the engineers caught him riding the blind baggage and threw him off, whereupon he fired at the engineer. DOUBLE TRAGEDY. Macon Policeman Kills a Woman and Hmaelf. About one o'clock Thursday morn ing Officer Oscar Abel of the Macon police force shot and killed Emma Raymond, in the red-light district of Macon, Ga. Whether a quarrel ensued before the double murder or not cannot be ascertue ed as the~ croner has 'ot arrived ap to a late .i.urs. T'1e wl'ole affr i:, shrouded' '. mysteLy. 'lhe officer wa dress--d in his uniform at the time, badge and all. The woman was shot three times in the breast. 'Abel lived only a short time after shooting himself twice in the head. Lost While at Sea. On the arrival at Naples Saturday from Genoa of the North German Lloyd steamer Berlin, it was ascer tained that Holland Bennett, of Bos ton, U. S. A., who was traveling with his wife on their bridal trip, was missing from the vessel and the be lief prevailed among the passengers that he either committed suicide or fell overboard and was drowned. Killed by Lightning. A special from Camden to the News and Courier the 16th says: "Beltonl Goff, a well known young white man, 22 years of age and un miarried, whose bomne was about~ seven miles from Camden, was killed by lightning.' They Take a Ride. The Newberry Observer says the English sparrows have hit upon a bran new wrinkle; they perch them selves on the hands of the city clock and take a ride. It is funny to see them slide off when the hands ap nroaeh a vertical nosition.