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Score of Persons Hurt as Booker
Washington Closes Address.
Jackson, Miss., Oct. 6.?A score of
persons were more or less seriously
injured late to-day just as Booker
T. Washington closed an address at
the Coliseum on the Fair grounds.
An audience of four or five thousand
persons had assembled to hear him,
many white people from the city being
present and occupying reserved
sections on the gallery. As the
crowd arose to leave, one section of
the gallery gave way with a crash
and the occupants were precipitated
to the floor beneath, but not instantly,
the fall being gradual. However,
several were more or less seriously
hurt from the fall or by being
trampled under foot by the panicstricken
negroes on whose heads the
occupants of the gallery were spilled.
. Among those in the gallery were
' Bishop Chas. B. Galloway, but he escaped
with only a few painful bruises.
Thomas Helm, one of Jackson's oldest
and wealthiest men, had an arm
broken. Three white persons are reported
hurt, but more negroes suffered
IVamarro finit Aminst Snnthern.
One of the most interesting cases
that has come up in the common
pleas court of Spartanburg county ia
years is the ease of J. M. Turbyfill,
administrator of the estate of Miss
B. Hand, against the Southern railway,
which was begun yesterday
morning. The suit is for $50,000.
The plaintiff is represented by Wilson
& Osborne, and the defendant by
Sanders & DePass. The argument
will be concluded this morning and
the case will go to the jury.
Miss Hand was run over and killed
by a Southern railway passenger
train at Duncan on November 9th,
of last year, while she was crossing
the track on her way to see a sick
friend. Miss Hand was a sister-inlaw
of Mr. J. M. Turbyfill and was a
teacher in the public school at Duncan.
On the afternoon of November
9th last, after dismissing the school,
she started to the home of a sick
friend. As she went to cross the
Southern's tracks near the depot she
heard passenger No. >11 coming.
Thinking she had time to get across,
she quickened her pace and started
in a brisk gait between a fast walk
and a run. It is said that as she
moved forward she held her head
downward and sideways, against the
wind, so that her hat obstructed her
vision of the train, which was just
emerging from a deep cut. Had she
been looking at the train even after
she started, it is ciaimea mai su??
would doubtless have halted and
turned back. She was caught be<
- tween the tracks by the powerful engine
and crushed to death in the
presence of several witnesses.
Counsel for the plaintiff claims
that there are two issues in the case:
First, was Miss Hand guilty of gross
negligence; second, did the Southern
railway blow and ring continuously
for 500 yards before reaching the
crossing? The case is a most interesting
one, and will be watched
closely by all.?Spartanburg Herald.
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Verdict for $5,000.
Spartanburg, Oct. 7.?In the suit
'against the Southern Railway for
damages in the sum of fifty thousand
dollars, brought by J. M. Turbyfill,
administrator of the estate of Miss
B. Hand, the young school teacher
who was killed at Duncan last November
while crossing a railroad
track, the jury returned a verdict for
five thousand dollars.
Miss Hand was on her way to visit
a sick friend and while crossing the
track was struck by No. 37, which
was running several hours late. The
young lady was a sister to Prof. Hand
of South Carolina University.
Negro Clerk's Pay Reduced.
Washington, Oct. 7.?The civil service
commission to-day issued a statement
announcing that Paul W. Cox,
a sub-clerk in the Robinson, 111., postoffice,
has been removed from office
and" H. B. Thomas, clerk in the Orangeburg,
S. C., postoffice, severely
reprimanded and reduced in salary
frqm $900 to $800 a year, beginning
last Tuesday, both because of "pernicious
political activity." Cox, while
a clerk, refused to withdraw from
his active canvass as a prohibition
candidate for clerk of Crawford county,
111., saying he understood it was
none of the department's business so
long as he performed his duties satisfactorily.
Thomas was chairman of
the district Republican committee,
and the commission sustained complaints
againt him of obnoxious activity.
On its recommendations, in
view of his good reputation and record,
he was not removed, but severei
ly disciplined and required to resign
his chairmanship immediately on
penalty of dismissal.
Edgefield Man Kills Negro.
Edgefield, Oct. 8.?Richard Penn.
a prominent and somewhat educated
neero of the town, was shot and al
most instantly killed by Tom Gray,
white, this afternoon. Gray used a
pistol, shooting five times, two balls
taking effect, one in the right thigh,
the other two inches above the navel,
the latter wound causing death.
W. W. Shepard and Policeman
* Weir were the first to reach Penn after
he was shot and testified at the
inquest that the deceased made the
following dying declarations:
"That he was coming towards
town and met Gray and they spoke
and deceased remarked that that was
a fine piece of corn. Gray replied:
'Yes; it is not mine, but belongs to
Mr. Samuels.' They then passed each
other and when deceased had gone
about 30 yards. Gray called him back
and commenced cursing him and
It is said that Mr. Wright Holson
was an eye witness to the homicide,
but he did not testify.
Gray has. so far as is publicly
known, made no statement and his
version of the affair is not known.
It is rumored that Gray says that the
deceased insulted his mother. Gray
is now in jail and has employed counsel.
The jury's verdict was in accorance
with the above facts.
Attorney Cannon Gives Out a Statement.
Laurens, Oct. 8.?In an interview
to-day, Mr. John M. Cannon of the
local bar, who is acting attorneys
for the county dispensary
board in the proceedings to secure
an injunction against the
managers of the November election,
stated that the construction
placed by this correspondent on one
point of the petition upon which
Judge Pope's order was secured was
not a point that would be held or
contended by the county board; "but"
said he, "if it takes that to win we
will use it."
The point in question is the apparent
discrepancy between the constitution
of 1895 and the act of legislature
of 1896. Mr. Cannon stated
that the point raised in the petition
was to lay the foundation of the subsequent
clauses; that the general
election in November would not be
affected because by the registration
beginning in July of "this year, the
very act of reenrolling qualified all
such for electorship this fall. "While
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mere is a muii m mc awi
islature," said Mr. Cannon, "it has
been remedied by the new registration;
hence the question of the validty
of the election in November is n:>t
Mr. Cannon stated that the petition
submitted to the supervisor did
not contain signers to the number
of one-fourth of the qualified voters
in the county; that it lacked two
names, not even striking off those
names that appeared more than once
in the several petitions presented.
This statement is in contradiction of
the notice of election published by
Supervisor Humbert, which says:
"Upon a canvass of the said petition
I have found that it does contain the
signatures of more than one-fourth
of the qualified electors of said county."
Further in the conversation Mr:
Cannon stated that he had been criticised
for bringing this action and
for appearing in behalf of the dispensary,
and added that he was contending
for a legal election; that "if
they were going to hold an election
let it be in accordance with the law
jn the subject."
It is recalled that Mr. Cannon was
especially prominent in the contest
of 1906, when a similar election was
held in this county, the vote being
against the dispensary, and which
was carried to the supreme court for
a final decision.
Mr. R. E. Babb, attorney for the
county, was seen this morning, in reference
to the number of boxes provided
for in the order o? the election.
The petition of the county dispensary
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board states tnat tue uiuci ivx
election, the published notice, is not
in compliance with the statute in that
it provfdes but one box in which the
ballots "for" and "against sale" shall
be deposited, when there should be
two. Mr. Babb stated that the published
notice was verbatim with the
provisions of the statutes.
Copies of Judge Pope's order have
been served on the managers of the
election and it is understood that
they will be prepared on the 17th to
contest the matter before the supreme
court in Columbia.
Crop Has Deteriorated Since Previous
Washington, Oct. 2.?The cotton
crop report issued to-day by the department
of agriculture shows the
average condition of the cotton crop
of Sept. 25 was 69.7 per cent, of
a normal, against 76.1 on August 25,
last; 67.7 on September 25, 1907;
71.6 on September 25, 1906, and 67.6
the average of the past ten years on
September 25.
The conditions and ten years average
on September 25, respectively by
states, follows:
Virginia 78 and 69.6
Georgia 71 and 71.
Alabama ; 70 and 68.
79 or,,-} 70
.p loriQa i u ouu ?.
North Carolina 69 and 71.
South Carolina 68 and 70.
Mississippi 70 and 68.
Louisiana 55 and 68.
Texas 71 and 63.
Arkansas 70 and 68.'
Tennessee 78 and 74..
Missouri : ."0 and 7G.
Oklahoma 70 and 70...
Reports from Ginners.
Washington, Oct. 2.?The census
bureau report on cotton ginning issued
to-day shows 2,582,688 bales,
counting round as half bales, ginned
from growth of 1908 to September
25, compared with 1,532,602 for
1907; 2,057,283 for 1906, and 2,355,716
for 1905.
By the states the number of bales
(counting round as half bales) and
active ginneries respectively, for
1908, follows:
Bales. Gin'r's.
Alabama 307,508 2,911
Arkansas 85,827 1,490
Florida 16,566 185
Georgia 510,290 8,875
Kentucky 117 1
T.miiciann 81.207 1.252
Mississippi 198,432 2,638
Missouri 4,131 47
North Carolina 89,198 1,812
Oklahoma 10,141 522
South Carolina 288,927 4,699
Tennessee 28,128 419
Texas 961,835 3,764
Virginia 379 35
The distribution of Sea Island
cotton for 1908 by states is:
Florida 5,092
Georgia 5,813
South Carolina 370
Stuck to His Answer.
An old sea captain was visiting a
certain exhibition, and was greatly
interested in the mechanical section,
where a fine array of steam whistles
was on show.
"How far can that one be heard?"
he asked pointing to huge buzzer.
The young man in attendance was
only a deputy, but he promptly replied
"Sixteen miles."
"Sixteen miles?" said the old salt,
"When I say sixteen miles," elaborated
the youth, "I mean eight miles
this way and eight miles that way."
Johnson Arrested in Appalaohee Mill
Village and Taken to
Only the prompt action of the
Greer officials and Sheriff Gilreath
prevented a lynching in Greenville
county yesterday. A posse, determined
to avenge the insult offered a
young lady teacher at Greer by a negro
man. was hot on the trail of the
brute and had he not been spirited
away to a place of safety, his body
would probably have been riddled
with bullets. *
Miss McClure was insulted by the
negro, Arthur Johnson, in the graded
school building Saturday morning.
I She did not make it known, however,!
until that afternoon and by that time
Johnson had hidden. All afternoon
j he was hunted by a maddened crowd
! and the search continued through
Sunday. Some of the citizens of the
town went to Asheville, North Carolina,
a rumor having been circulated
to the effect that the negro had gone
there. This, however proved to be
; unfounded.
j Yesterday morning Mr. J. C. Robi1
son of the Appalachee mills office
; saw Johnson cutting wood back of a
i house in the mill village. He first
satisfied himself that it was the brute
that was wanted and then arrested
, him. Taking him to the company
store, Mr. Robison turned Johnson
over to Officer T. Parker.
! The negro was then carried into
Greer by a roundabout way and was
concealed in a private residence in
the town. Mayor Frank Burgiss was
notified and he instructed Chief of
Police Littlefield to bring the prisoner
to Greenville. The prisoner was
then placed in a buggy and was start-1
, ed towards this city,
i A short time after the party started
to Greenville with Johnson it became
known in Greer that he had
poncht nnH thp mnh heaan to
hunt for information as to what had
been done with him. Mayor Burgiss,
knowing that the crowd had
, learned of the " negro's arrest and
fearing that they might overtake the
buggy and get the prisoner, secured
two automobiles and started towards
Greenville in one himself and Chief
of Police Littlefleld in the other. Mr.
Burgiss first notified Sheriff Gilreath
that the mob was on the trail of the
negro and asked him to start towards
Greer to meet the party with
the prisoner.
Mayor Burgiss overtook the party
'with the negro near Chick Springs
and put the negro in the automobile.
Sheriff Gilreath started from Greenville
in the big three seated car of
Mr. C. M. Wing and Mr. Frank
Kneble, who was running it, was
given instructions to speed it. This
, he did and the machine with the
prisoner was met three fourths of
a mile below Taylors.
The negro was brought to tne city
and lodged in the county jail. It
i was after 11 o'clock when he was
; brought to the city. At half past
twelve the sheriff took the brute to
the Charleston and Western Carolina
Railway depot and ptlt him on the
! train leaving at that hour for ColumI
bia. Jailer Noe and Officer Kitchen
i had him in charge. It did not become
! generally known until yesterday afi
ternoon that Johnson had been taken
i to Columbia for safe keeping.
! The people of Greer were much
J wrought up and there is little doubt
; but that Johnson would have been
; shot to death in a few minutes had
I he fallen into the hands of the mob.
j The citizens were not boisterous;
j they had little to say, but they were
determined to make an object lesson
: of the negro brute,
i ' Sheriff Gilreath and Mayor Burgiss
! and the other officials of Greer, by
I their prompt action, prevented the
j lynching. The plan of spiriting the
; negro away was skillfully planned
; and neatly executed.
Johnson, the negro who insulted
Miss McClure and who made an improper
proposal to her, has always
borne a good reputation. He was
i the janitor of the school building and
i a politer negro could not have been
! found in the whole country. This
i makes his action in making an improper
proposal to the young lady
surprising. It is believed by many
that he was under the influence of,
liquor at the time.?Greenville News.
Paper Read by Railway Commissioner
Washington, Oct. 8.?The National
Association of Railway Commissioners
concluded its twentieth annual
Convention to-day. Officers
were elected as follows:
President, Martin S. Decker, of
New York; first vice president, R.
Hudson Burr, of Florida; second vice
president, Charles F.' Staples, of Minnesota.
The next Convention will
be held in this city, October 12, 1909.
J. M. Sullivan, of South Carolina,
read a paper to-day favoring the application
of the principle of reciprocal
demurrage, which was adopted.
Chairman Martin KnaDD. of the
Inter-State commerce commission,
submitted a report favoring uniform
legislation on various regulations for
the control of railroads.
Naval Stores Men Meet.
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New Orleans, Oct. 8.?Naval stores
operators representing five Southern
States to-day completed plans to establish
a producers selling company
capitalized at $2,000,000. The
company will have headquarters at
Jacksonville, Fla. Its object will be
to secure better prices for naval
stores products, which the operators
in to-day's meeting claimed to have
been forced below the cost of production
by competition and by adulteration.
W. P. Corbett, of Jacksonville.
said that he and his assistants
had information that 1,.:^00,000 gallons
of Southern turpentine had been
adulterated in order to lower prices
and that the new company will work
to secure laws regulating interstate
business in turpentine and especially
its alleged adulteration.
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
and Florida were represented
at to-day's meeting.
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