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BLACK HAND MEN CONVICTED.
An Italian Society Receives a Severe Jolt. .-Toledo. Ohio, January 29.?Following conviction and sentence in Federal Court this afternoon ten members ef a Sicilian. Black Hand organization were hastened this afternoon to the Federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan., to serve sentences ranging from two to sixteen years. One other, Antonio Vicario, aged 20, the youngest member of the band, was taken to the reformatory at Elmira, N. Y. Three other defend' ants were convicted but granted new trials. Two indicted members of the band are in hiding in Italy. The defendants tried on the charge of conspiracy to use the mails to extort money from Italians living in Ohio and Indiana, were members of an organization known as "The Society of the Banana and Faithful Friends," the headquarters of which were in Marion, Ohio. This is the first conviction of an organized band of Black Hands. With this result the Goverment officials believe that they have effectually broken up Black Hand operations in the middle West and taken a long step towards putting a quietus to Mafia methods throughout the United States. The defendants were hurried away ' immediately after sentenpe to guard against any outbreak, of which some intimation had been given. i v Attorneys for the principal defend- < ants said to-day that they inteded to fight petitions in error in the i United States Circuit Court of Ap- < peals. Heavy sentences were imposed by the Court following the report of the i grand jury this morning. Salvatore Lima, of Marion, the chief of the band was sentenced to sixteen years' imprisonment. Sebastian Lima, his brother, and Giuseppe Ignoffo, his brother-in-law, were sentenced to ten years imprisonment j each. All of these lived at Marion, where the headquarters for the operations were maintained. All of the fourteen defendants were found guilty, but the Court granted new 1 trials to Agostini Marfisi, of Den- : nison. Vicenso Arrigo, of Cincinnati, ( both fruit dealers and Salvatore : Rizzo, a section hand living at Marion. 1 i Prisoner Sues Sheriff. Greenwood, Jan. 28.?A rather , novel suit is in prospect for the next term of the Uourt 01 uommon r-ieas here. Sheriff T. W. McMillan has ( been served with a summons and . complaint in a suit against himself , in the sum of $5,000. The suit is , brought by A. J. Coyle, white, who ( is now in the county jail. Coyle, , through his attorney, Mr. D. H. Magill, alleges that he has been arrested and is being detained in jail without "due process of law, etc.," no warrant having been issued for j his arrest, and that his detention in J Jail keeps him from attending to his t business and regular duties to his s jp\S iamage, $5,000. . i Sheriff McMillan was served with c !?? ' the complaint yesterday. He says t that the affair came about in this way: Several days ago he was told \ 1 by several citizens that two weeks ^ 9go there was a fight at a gambling i event out in the county, and that in s ^ C!ot? r*oni"ol V 1X19 UgUl a ucgiu uaiucu oaui ? received a severe punch in one eye at I the hands of Coyle; that a white boy, c Ernest Wait, hfiik been cut by Coyle, and coupled with the report was the 2 tuggestion that Coyle should be ar- s rested. Coyle was out on bond in \ another criminal case, an appeal be- a ing before the supreme court. 1: Finally, last Sunday Sheriff Mc- l ' Millan says he went to see the negro, t Sam Daniel, out in the country, found r him with one eye practically out, i Daniel saying Coyle did it, and that Wait had been cut, so Monday morn- t ing he arrested Coyle and put him in f jail. At the time there was no magistrate here, owing to the death of Judge W. G. Austin, and the new ap- p pointee, Judge W. H. Kerr, not hav- g ing received his commission from t Gov. Ansel. Coyle is still in jail de- a spite the suit. 1 Mr. D. H. Magill, Coyle's attorney, 1 was asked this morning about the r case, and he said he had nothing to 1 give out beyond what was expressed e in the complaint. i Killed His Neighbor. Asheville, N. C., Jan. 27.?As the result of an old feud Bas Browning, 1 a farmer of Haywood county, was i shot and killed in the Bank of 1 Waynesville by Allen Green, also a t farmer of the same county, at 11 tVf" n,/\.n,'nor The tillins' V UUCK. 1111S UIUIUIUQ. xuv ......?0 took place in the presence of the 1 bank officials, at a time when the 1 bank was filled with people and ere- t ated much excitetment. Green and 3 Browning were neighbors, their 1 farms adjoining, and were related 1 by marriage. Green, who is a con- 1 stable in the Allen Creek section, sur- ; rendered to the police and is now in i jail at Waynesville awaiting prelim- i inary trial. * '' EXPRESS MESSENGER GUILTY. Man Who Shot W. L. Felder Fined Five Hundred Dollars. Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 29.?J. Harry Jones, an express messenger running 1 between Charlotte and Jacksonville, 1 was to-day found guilty of shooting 1 William L. Felder, a well known fur- 1 niture merchant of St. Matthew's, S. C.. in this city on the morning of ' December 14. The snooting occurred at the 1 Southern depot in front of an ex- J press car on train No. 29, which < Felder was intending to take for Co- 1 lumbia. On the witness stand this morning Jones declared that be had never seen Mr. Felder until he he appeared in Court to-day; that he was drunk on the morning of the shooting and did not know he had shot any one until the officer came in the car after him. He said that he shot because one of the men in the car told him that there was a man either looking in the car or trying to get in. After firing the shot he went on with his business, little dreaming that he had wounded any one. Mr. Felder declared that the shooting was without any provocation whatsoever, that he was standing in front of the car when, without warn - - ing, a pistol was fired from within. c The bullet inflicted a wound in the arm and breast. In pronouncing the verdict of guilty, Recorder Smith sentenced the defendant to pay a fine of $500. No appeal will be taken. Mr. Felder has instituted suit against Jones, the Southern Express Company and the Southern Railway. He was confined in a local hospital for three weeks after the shooting, and a physician testified to-day that he was not absolutely out of danger yet. Chattanoogans Free Again. Washington, Jan. 29.?After serving 90 days, less the regular commutation for good behavior, imposed upon them by the supreme court of the United States for contempt of that tribunal in connection with the lynching of the negro Johnson, Sheriff Jos. F. Shipp and his two confederates, Nick Nolan and Luther Williams, early this morning cast a farewell glance at the brownstone walls of the district jail, which had been between them and liberty for almost 1 90 days, and sped away in automo- 1 biles. During the day the men were t entertained by friends. They left at ; 10 o'clock to-night for Chattanooga. g During the day the ex-sheriff call- 1 ed at the office of the supreme court ^ to pay his respect to the officials * there, and gave them the assurance v that he bore no ill will toward the t ;ourt for his sentence of imprison- * aient. 8 Woman-Burned Alive. I r Cincinnati, Jan. 29.?Bound and I jagged the body of Mrs. Alice Van I Sandt, burned to a crisp, was found I ;his morning lying on top of the gas ? itove in her kitchen. The woman had s net her death while her three young .0 :hildren were playing, unconscious of he tragedy, in the adjoining room, f Jesse A. Van Zandt, the murdered v voman's husband, is being held as a s vitness by the police. The man ad- I nits that he quarreled with his wife t ill Friday night and up to the time a le left the house this morning, an iour, he claims, before the discovery c >f the murder. n According to the coroner, Mrs. Van f Jandt was first choked into uncon- ? ciousness, then bound and gagged f' vith strips torn from a lace curtain ? md placed across the stove with her d iead in the flames of the burner. The r iorror of the crime is increased by o he coroner's statement that the wo- E nan must have recovered conscious- s tess berore ner aeaLn. When found all the clothes had >een burned off the body and the F lesh charred to cinders. F The police discovered late this ti jvening that Van Zandt had been n taying marked attentions to a young s firl for some time. The father of t< his girl had protested strongly ^ igainst his daughter's conduct and c lad finally brought her before a po- o ice magistrate who ordered her com- 0 nitted to the house of refuge. On t< ler father's recommendations, however, she was sent instead to a conrent. ? g White Man Killed. Lake City, Jan. 29.?L. E. Poston C >ad his throat cut, resulting in al- t nost instant death,-at Blossom, near lere, last night. Lewis R. Bazin did a ;he cutting. i] Poston was acting as auctioneer at l box party and Bazin bid off a cake i: ivhich later he refused to pay for. r When the cake was put up for sale h oonnnH Hm<? snmfl remark of Mr. I) Poston's displeased Basin and he a svaited for Mr. Poston on the outside, t When Mr. Poston came o t Bazin at- d lacked him with a knife, severing the y jugular vein. Mr. Poston died in ibout five minutes, which was before o medical aid could reach him. s Both parties are well known here, s LUNATIC CAUGHT AT AIKEN. Eugene Peebles, who Escaped fro Virginia Asylum, Arrested. Aiken, Jan. 28.?What promis to be the liveliest Inter-State comp nation this county has ever kno? is now up to the officers of the cou ty. Eugene Peebles, acquitted of tl murder of his wife at Norfolk, Vj Dn the ground of insanity, was placi in tho Vireinia Stat** Hnsnital fnr tl Insane, and has been kept there ev since, until last Friday, it was di covered, as was reported in the dai papers, that he had escaped custod The Williamsburg authoriti tvarned the authorities here that ] &as an escaped inmate, that he mig :ome to Aiken, as his mother, Mi W, D. Woodward, resided in th jity. This morning the police discover* ;hat Peebles had come to Aiken, ai ie was a few minutes after his a ivai here arrested on Main stree it the instigation of the Virginia a :horities. At the time of his arres t was noticeable that he appear* perfectly sane. A few minutes, hoi iver, after he had been placed in tl nty jail, he began to get very ne ;ous, and later showed symptoms eturning insanity. He is now beii ilosely guarded at the city jail, ai i violent outbreak would not surprii ;he officers of the city, who have i ar noticed his conduct. But the question that conceri ;his county is "What shall we do wii ?eebles?" The letter to the chief i )olice from the chief of police i Williamsburg states that under tl Virginia law Peebles cannot be ca ied back to that State. The peop >f the city feel that the burden < :aring for an insane criminal of Vi finia should not be upon the shoul ts of this county or State, but if tl sontents of the letter are correct, th; s what Aiken will have to do. nay be recalled that some time ag ;omeone in Virginia in authori ecommended that Peebles be giv< lis freedom on the ground that h janity had returned, but this wi lever done. GAMBLING IN FARM PRODUCT Movement Launched in Washingtx to Relieve the Situation, t Washington, Jan. 29.?At a larg y attended meeting of Southei nembers of Congress held here t light with President C. S. Barrett, he National Farmers' Union, ste] vere taken to get a bill prohibitii ;ambling in farm products before tl Jouse and Senate in such a way j vill insure its speedy passage. Tl gambling in such products has r :ently become so notorious that : he opinion of Mr. Barrett and tl )emocratic members of Congres omething should be done at once 1 .lleviate the situation. There wei >resent at to-night's meeting Re; esentative Edwards, Livingston loward, Bell, Hughes, Adamson ar lartlett, of the Georgia delegatior leall, of Texas; Heflin, of Alabams lisson, Collier and Dixon, of Mi issippi; James, of Kentucky, ar thers. President Barrett, has been hei or some time, getting his plans i working order, and it is proposed 1 ecure the attendance of as mar )emocratic members of Congress i hese meetings from time to time ? s possible. Expressions of opinion were s< ured from practically all of th aembers present. In the opinion ( Lepresentative Edwards, of Georgii bere is not the least doubt that th: Drm of gambling in no way helps th ;rower or consumer of farm pr< ucts, and on the other hand is a s< ious menace to them. It hell nly .the speculator. With oth iemocratic members he will vote t uppress this form of gambling th? 5 daily robbing the Southern farme A hearing will be held before th louse committee on agricultur* 'ebruary 9, and efforts will be coi [nued to secure as many Republica lembers of the House as possible t upport the measure when it com* 3 a vote. Full and hearty suppoi ?" nlwJffnd of- tn nierVif'c TnM>tin? fr fao piCU0\7U aw vv ui^uw u arrying out the movement, and th nly question now seems to be thz f securing enough Republican hel o get it through. "Now I Lay Me." An indulgent father, wishing t ;ive his youngest son a pleasur ook him along on a business trip t 'olumbus. They,,stopped at one c he large hotels for the night. After the youngster was undresse nd put to bed, the father went dow ato the lobby to talk business. Then there came a jingling of bell cidicating that the push button in th oom occupied by the young man wh ad been left quiet in bed must hav >een worked to the limit. There wa rush of feet as the bellboy scurrie o the room, only to be met at th oor by a diminutive, but indignan outh, who said, severely: "Man, I want you to send me som ne I can say my prayers to, an end them quickly. I want to go t leep!"?Columbus Dispatch. BIGHAM-AVANT CASE BOBS UP. I ??? m Move Began for Release of Mrs. Big- j ham's Slayer from Penitentiary. es Columbia, January 27.?What will li" prove a test case as to whether or m not G. C. Bigham, the Murrell Inlet n" man, convicted of complicity in the killing of his wife, can be arrested, came up to-day when habeas corpus proceedings were instituted by Attorney Ragsdale for the release of W. er B. Avant, who is now in the penitenls~ tiary. Solicitor Wells was granted to" five days in which to file his answer y- to the writ. es The position taken by the attorneys for Avant is that Avant should not be in prisor. because, as claimed "s- since, Judge Watts issued the order admitting the prisoner to bail and Solicitor Wells was in court, and, 5<* therefore, accepted the notice of ap1(* peal. r" Solicitor Wells's position is that he did not waive the filing of formal u" notice of appeal in the case, and that since the appeal has not been perfected ed Avant is rightly in jail and Bigw~ ham is subject to arrest. ie It will be recalled that when Avant T" was arrested and Dr. Bigham left Georgetown the impression was that Bigham had fled. It is true he did lc* not remove himself from the danger se of immediate arrest, but if the Avant 50 habeas corpus proceedings should fail he will now be subject to arrest. as There was some doubt before that tk he could be legally arrested. If Avant is freed under the habeas corpus proceedings then either the ap16 peal will be formally dismissed or r~ will hp hpard on its merits le in the supreme court. of The young wife of G. C. Bigham r" was killed last September by a shot from a gun in the hands of W. B. ie Avant. The two men were together at at the time, and both were found ** guilty of manslaughter, and each was ?* sentenced to serve three years and ty six months in the penitentiary. The Jn killing was never fully explained, 18 and while many people took the view 18 that it was a cold blooded murder the jury believed that no malice had been shown. There were many mysteries surrounding the shooting. >n There was some misunderstanding as to the formality of the appeal and ever since the case has caused etrouble. When the habeas corpus prorn ceedings are decided the exact status j of the men in the Courts will be known. PS , ig BREAKS UP PARTY. ie is Unknown Fires at House in Saxeie Got ha Village, eln Lexington, Jan. 29.?Firing into ie the house of John Head, in the Saxegg Gotha mill village, near here, an unto known person at 11.30 o'clock tore night threw the whole town into exp_ citement. 0 I While a party was going on a shot L(j sounded from the rear of the buildr ing, a load of shot crashed throughi; the window and the light was in8_ stantly extinguished. Close upon the l(j first shot came another, the shot tearing-through the glass of the win.e dows. Four of the company were n hurt, none seriously, as the shots :0 were fired from a distance of about iy 40 yards. ^ The injured are Mrs. John Head, ^ wounded in the head; Henry Hook, shot in the back; Mrs. Artie Hook B_ and Miss Bertha Rush. ie The attempt to assasinate the famijf ly threw the village into intense exa citement. The sheriff's office was nols tifled at once, and Deputy Sheriff e Miller telephoned for the bloody_ hounds from the State penitentiary. The opinion here is that the shots )S were fired by some one living in th* ;r immediate neighborhood. There is 0 no clue to the miscreant. No motive for the deed is known. r The bloodhounds from the penitenlG tiary last night were sent to Saxeo Gotha by automobile in response to the telephone call from Lexington. n Saved From Awful Peril. 0 "I never felt so near my grave," !S writes Lewis Chamblin, of Manches%t ter, Ohio. R. R. No. 3. "as when a ir frightful cough and lung trouble e pulled me down to 115. pounds in spite of many remedies and the best lt doctors. And that I am alive to-day P is due solely to Dr. King's New Discovery, which completely cured me. XT T mnlnrh 1 C ft nnnnrffl nnH n I i> U W X ncigu X u V pvuuuw work hard. It also cured my four children of croup." Infallible for jo coughs and colds, its the most certain remedy for lagrippe, asthma, desperate lung trouble and all bronchial affections, 50c and $1.00. A trial bottle free. Guaranteed by Peoples Drug Co., Bamberg, S. C. d -* n Attempted Assassination. Chapin, Jan. 26.?W. J. QuattleIs baum, while driving from Chapin to :e Spring Hill late yesterday evening, o was shot at twice by two men. e Mr. Quattlebaum states that his is horse came to a sudden halt and as d he looked to see what the horse was Le shying at two shots were fired at t, him. Neither took effect. At that the horse turned and Mr. Quattleie baum saw the two men disappear in d the bushes. He returned two shots ;o after he checked his horse. The men appeared to be white. v ' How Do Yoi Feed Your C DO YOU KNOW juf need, and are you as required and i plant can use it Suppose you should put box, nail it up and place it i pect them to thrive and gro^ Hardly! Well, did it ever occur to badly mixed fertilizers you s tion up to your crops?offe shape that they can't get to Fertilizers, to do your cr< the soil waters. These are c the surface during the day ; and repassing the roots of th contained in the water?and the plant can feed. Therefore, when you bu; with the idea of furnishing f same principle that you sh stock. It should not only c< Phosphoric Acid and Potash should be in soluble fo of the fertilizer should be si absorb every particle of it, a factured from materials that food at one time, but furnis] crrrmjincr SMsnn. This is the fertilizer you in only one way. It is impc this by the dry-mixing of r< this at home with a shovel someone who has made it tfc ence being in the quantity. These materials must be , quires machinery costing t properly. They must then complete, you have a comp exactly like every other our part of which would contain little Potash, while anothc opposite?and all of it contai not available. Remember that the chem test of its crop growing qui verize lumps and by the use the plant food; your crop You can take an axe, bre corn; your mule can't. Don't risk a crop failure! Insure your peace of min Arm I Animal Ai Ferti Manufa Armour Fer ATLANTA, Want Cotton Tax Returned. Washington, D. C., Jan. 29.?Th House committee on war claims today heard Representative Clark, ol Florida, and other Southern members in advocacy of bills to return to various States the cotton tax money amounting to about *$68,000,000, which was collected during and immediately after the civil war. Mr. Clark showed that the Supreme Court of the United States had already declared the Act under which the tax was levied to be unconstitutional and that in addition to this there were many other reasons why - - - -- mm - a - a _1 1 J the money, illegally collected, snouia be returned. If^Congress should ever act favorably on this matter amounts varying from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 would go to many Southern States. The committee decided to bunch all the bills into one and to make a decision regarding a disposition of the matter at an early date. When you want the new form crop mortgages, this office can supply you. We furnish them with or without your name printed in them. r i I .# 4 'rops? st what your cotton and corn furnishing it in such quantities In such shape that the t? the food for your stock in a * n their trough?would you exv fat ? ' you that when you use lumpy, ire putting this same proposiring them plant food in such P it? i Dps any good, must dissolve in xmstantly in motion, rising to and sinking at night?passing v e plant, which absorb the food this is the only way in which 1 ,'A y fertilizer, you should do so bod for your crop and on the ould purchase food for your Dntain the necessary Ammonia, , but above all else these 1 ^ i?J* rm?tne mecnamcai condition uch as to permit the plant to nd the goods should be manu; will not give up their plant * h a steady supply throughout ' should have and can det? issible to produce a goods like iw materials, whether you do and a screen or buy it from # Le same way?the only clifferground to a powder, and it rehousands of dollars to do it be so manipulated that when tound, each ounce of which is 4 ice, and not a mixture, one r ' , + too much Ammonia and too ir part would be exactly the in plant food locked up and f ical analysis of a fertilizer is no ilities. 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