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SERIOUS CHARGE. /*\ Alleged to Have Attempted Assault on Little Girl. IS IN COUNTY JAIL AT AIKEN. Officers Have Kept Cause % ' of Arrest a Secret?No Violence Anticipated. Aiken, June 2.?Elliott Jackson, a negro of about 35 years of ?ge, captured by the Aiken police after a search lasting several hours late Saturday night, is in jail charged with a heinous crime. Abojit dark Saturday evening the 13-year-old daughter of a farmer who lives just outside of the city limits of Aiken was sent by her mother to a store near their home and on the edge of what is known as "Baptist Bottom," a negro settlement, in the lower part of the city, for a package of coffee. The little girl went to the store, made her 'purchase and had started back home when she was overtaken by the Jackson negro, who had evidently been loafing about the store and saw her leave there alone. Although it was rapidly growing dark, the little girl suspected nothing when the negro spoke to her and walked by her side until the negro suddenly caught hold of her and v placing his hand over her mouth.to stifle her screams, bore her to the t ground. The child struggled in the grasp of her assailant, who, at the sound of cnmonno annrnanhinsr from the oppo Jrx"~ w site direction from that in which they , i had come from the store, released his intended victim. Crying for help, the . P child ran in terror back to where the lights of the store glimmered. Terrorstricken, she ran into the store, fol. lowed by the negro brute, and sought J ?? 'v shelter behind a negro woman, who, . shielding her, fought off the attacking negro with an umbrella. In the darkness the negro escaped. The police were notified by the little girl's father of the attempted assault , upon his daughter, and they began a ' systematic ^search. Persons at the store were able to furnish the name , of the negro. Every officer on the ] force was pressed into service, but the matter was kept absolutely secret, J only the police and a few others ^ , knowing of the attempted assault. A little before midnight Officer Cleckley, who had been watching in . the vicinity of the negro's home, after the house had been searched, saw a dark form moving in the weeds a few yards in the rear of the house. Approaching, he captured Jackson, who was unarmed. 4 The police, fearing that if the mat- J ter became known a lynching would follow, kept it secret, arresting the 1 negro and docketing an insignificant j charge against him until this morning. This morning the facts became known. No apprehension that the negro will be lynched or that efforts will be 1 v made to lynch him is felt by the police and county officials. ] The negro denies attempting to assault the little girl, but states that he 1 was merely playing with her, and 1 that he followed her into the store ( when she ran for fear that she had become frightened and might miscon- ] strue his intention. m i Here Comes the Bride. : __ There are 728 Kansas girls taking the courses in the "Brides' School" at the Kansas Agricultural college this year, and when they complete their work next June there will be that many prospective brides ready for home; brides who know how to do it, in keeping house properly, says a Topeka dispatch to the Cincinnati Enquirer. There will be graduated 738 girls, who will never feed their husbands on sour biscuits or look dowdy in the new dress hubby last bought. No one knows just exactly how . many engaged girls there are in the school this year. The instructors can only guess, and the best guess is that fully 500 of the girls now taking the course are already engaged. The work is all a part of the do mestic science department at tne Dig state school, and it was organized three years ago especially as a training for prospective brides. Paper, envelopes, pen staff and pen for 5c at Herald Book Store. T. B. OA UGH MAX DENIED BAIL. Slayer of Sumter Rural Policeman in Jail Until Trial. Sumteh May 29.?Bail was refused T. B. Caughman, the young man whc several days ago shot and killed Rural Policeman A. M. Bateman, yesterday by Chief Justice Eugene B. Gar> at a hearing in Columbia, this being it ie oairi tho refusal to errant bail ever made by Chief Justice Gar> in his judicial career. Oil the showing made the Chief Justice would no! allow Caughman to be released or bail and he will therefore be held in the county jail until court convenes on June 23. On Caughman's first trip to Columbia he stated it was the first time that he had ever ridden on a train and he asked the deputy sheriff whc had him in charge to show him a skyscraper, saying that he had heard of them, but had never seen one before. His ride from Smithville to the county jail the day of his arrest was the first he had ever taken in an automobile. NOVELTIES IN TAXES. When Whiskers, Babies Bachelors and Horses Had to Pay Fines. The happy lot of Lloyd George, chancellor of the British exchequer, who, it is estimated, will have a budget surplus of $1,125,000. forms a striking contrast to that Austen chamberlain, who in 1904, had to provide for a deficit of $3,000,000 in the national balance sheet. Some startling suggestions were made to the member for East Worcestershire on that occasion by those who considered themselves fully capable of teaching the chancellor of the exchequer his business. Among other things on which it was said duties should be imposed were such necessities as boots, baths, lamps, hats, umbrellas, perambulators and theatre tickets. Extraordinary though these suggestions were, however, they were not more so than some budget schemes which have actually been carried out in the past, in order to raise the country's revenue. In IS95, for instance, a tax of 2 shillings had to be paid by the parents of every ' little stranger" born in England, except by the people in receipt of alms. This tax fell heavily on the masses, to whom a florin meant a great deal more than it does today. The nobility and the gentry, too, found the tax very irksome, for it increased according to rank, the birth of the duke adding $150 to the revenue. No small amount of fun has been made of the New Jersey state legislature sometime ago in proposing the ?r?dnated tax on men with beards. But it is by no means an original proposal. Queen Elizabeth put a tax of 3 farthings on every beard of a fortnight's growth, while two centuries igo Peter the Great insisted that all nobles who were beards should pay LOO rubles for the privilege. On several occasions it has been >aid that the selfish individual who *efuses t& lead another man's daugh:er to the alter and provide for her for the rest of his life, should be multed a certain .amount each year, ft is an old idea, for at one time a -esident of England who reached the ige of 25 was liable to a tax of 1 shiling per annum until he married. Furthermore, widowers without chil Iren were obliged to pay the same amount until they married again, ivhile the gentry and nobility paid a ligher tax in proportion to their rank. As chancellor of the exchequer, Pitt rendered himself very popular oy :he extraordinary means to which he resorted in order to improve the state 3f the country's finances. He it was ivho first introduced the income tax in 1798, and he also levied one upon horses, which caused a certain farmer to use a cow for the purpose of riding to and from the market.?Philadelphia Ledger. Clock Without a Spring. A unique timepiece has recently been invented by Eugene Walser, a watchmaker in Los Angeles. Four years of work has perfected a clock which keeps accurate time but without a spring in its make-up. The motive power is gained by the clock rolling down an incline, regulated by a wonderful arrangement of weights on the inside of the clock. There is no winding to be done, but every thirty days the clock is lifted * ~ nf tVin in^Iino onH ho^ina LU Ciic ui I. lit. 1UV/11UV U.UU to slide downward. The dial does not revolve with the case, but remains as an ordinary dial with the figure 12 at the top. The incline is of polished wood, sixteen inches long with an 8 1-3 per cent grade. There is no relation between the wood and the clock; it is simply a matter of properly adjusted weights which move the hands and control the downward motion of the timepiece.?The Strand. PROMINENT MAN , DIES IN WRECK. : p n Harris D'Antignac of Au- * . n gusta Killed. v. T l a ; HIS COMPAN- th, IONS ARE HURT. S . a d l Two of Them Seriously In- ti jured. J. Smith of Co- a lumbia Hurt. lt: Augusta, Ga., May 31.?Harris H. si D'Antignac is dead and four com- y< i panions who were with him in an au- 11 tomobile are more or less seriously ^ r< injured as the result of an accident 0] at a point about a mile bevound the m Dan Bowles place, near Double y< Branches. li At a point where the Savannah ai road is intersected diagonally by the bi road leading to the Richmond County ti Agricultural Society club house, the s automobile, which was being driven c by R. W. Spofford. "sideswiped" a 01 loaded farm wagon, spun around in the road and turned over. The occu- w pants of the car were panned under si it and sustained injuries. 1c Columbia Men Among Them. Si In the car were: R. W. Spofford, superintendent of the Augusta-Aiken r( Railway and Electric corporation: H. H. D'Antignac, son-in-law of Thomas Barrett, Jr.; Albert A. Davidson of the Augusta-Aiken Railway . and Electric corporation; John A. x t Swallow of the engineering department of the Charleston & Western Carolina railway; James Smith of the . division department of the Southern . railway, Columbia, -S. C. ? w Of the five in the car Mr. Swallow p] and Mr. Davidson are now the most seriously injured, the former not having fully recovered consciousness at midnight,. and the latter apparently suffering most from a severe injury to the back. Both are at the city 6( hospital and information is that it . ju will be impossible to tell until proba- ^ .bly tomorrow afternoon whether or 61 not Mr. Swallow has sustained in- ^ ternal injuries. Mr. Smith's injuries are slight. m Struck Farm Wagon. Ti The men made up one of the par- h?' ties leaving the Carmichael Fishing g< club a little after 8 o'clock, after at- M tending the annual barbecue of the ni cotton exchange. Mr. Spofford, driv- hi ing the car, was making an effort to or get to the city as quicKiy as possioie. At the point where the accident oc- M curred the road has a slight bend, de partly obstructing the view to the ce highway beyond. Driving at a high pc rate of speed, Mr. Spofford attempted su suddenly to cut around a loaded farm th wagon, which he saw almost upon d< him. The front wheels of the auto- St mobile swerved clear of the wagon, a but the rear wheels struck the wagon on one side of its front and drove it backward nearly 50 yards. The automobile was spun around and top- ? pled over, catching the occupants under it. MURRAY IN CHARGE. of gi Receives His Commission as Walter- a boro Postmaster. bj Si Walterboro, June 1.?P. M. Mur- ta ray, who was recommended by Congressman Legare before his death for .<p the Walterboro postmastership, has received his commission and has j0 taken charge of the local office. Mr. Murray is well trained in such work, having been postmaster at St. George bi for several years under the last Democratic administration, and the peo- e] pie here are well pleased at the choice 0j of Mr. Murray. It will be remem- vj berd that the appointment of Mr. Murray was oppoced by Congressman Whaley and that several delegations fC from here went to Washington to present the different sides of the matter. However, Congressman Legare's recommendation was supported by the two South Carolina senators and pi Mr. Murray received the appoint- tc ment. fc Mr. Murray succeeds B. Levy, who s'c has been postmaster here for 15 t years, Mr. Levy having succeeded the m i late Col. A. J. Izard. During Mr. ol T Qiri-'e innnmhonw nf tVlP OffifP VlP "V ? J ??? iiiVUUX WV*iVj w* ? ? ? ; has worked the office into a high de- p gree of efficiency. y< Mr. Murray has appointed Sinclair yi i Glover as assistant postmaster to succeed Henderson Fraser, who held that y< position during the Levy administra- w tion. e; FIND HUSBAND'S BODY. jj lTas Caught in Sand Slide and I Smothered to Death. ^ I Frank Martin, a miner, was killed t y a landslide while working on his ! roperty along the Feather river, ! ear Orville, Cal. He was found en- J Dmbed in the dirt by his wife, who j| -ent to hunt for him when he did not | eturn to his home at the usual time. | Martin owned some mining claims I 'hich he had been working himself. | 'ho nthor mVht hf> failed to Dut in I n appearance at the usual hour, and f is wife, becoming anxious, went out | 3 search for him.. She saw the cave- g 1 and becoming alarmed hastened to s ,ie claim. S She made her ghastly discovery I nd found her husband crushed and f ead, buried in the earth and rock | lat had fallen on him. She return- | d to her cabin for help and with the g id of her children dug the body from | s untimely grave. | Find Skeletons in Ashes. f i Atlanta, Ga., May 29.?Mystery g irrbunds the finding by neighbors j esterday of two charred skeletons I i the smouldering ashes of a house f hich had stood on the McDonough | >ad, two miles from the federal pris- | q, and which had been occupied by n [rs. Sarah C. Stevens, her son, 17 | sars old, and her adopted daughter, J 5. The three were seen at the house fi bout dusk Tuesday, it is reported, | nt no one has been found who saw ? ie house burn during the night. Mr. a tevens left Atlanta Tuesday for hattanooga to attend the reunion j : the United Confederate veterans. | Near the two charred skeletons! ere found the metal portions of a | lotgun, including the barrels and j tck. A local dentist declared one j f the' skeletons was that of Mrs. I i-ovpns basins: his oDinion upon the I j ilse teeth, which still clung to the ! )of of the mouth. The other skele-! )n is believed by the authorities J > be that of the daughter, as the j Ddies were found together, and it j said Mrs. Stevens and her daugh- j ;r were accustomed to sleep in the ime room. The authorities of DeKalb county, l which the house was located, are ivestigating the tragedy. The girl as taken in infancy from an orsianage. Police are searching for the son, ho has disappeared. After careful examination of the rcumstances surrounding the death 3 : Mrs Sarah Stevens and her adoptI daughter, Nellie, the coroner's iry, late today, ordered the appremsion and detention of Wade Stevis, son of the dead woman, pending irther investigation. t Nothing has been learned of the ovements of young Stevens since aesday night, when he is said to ive announced his determination to > to Chattanooga. It is stated that rs. Stevens wished her son to reain at home, and that she had sent s clothes to a neighbor's house in der to prevent his departure. DeKalb county officers believe that rs. Stevens and the girl were mur;red and the house burned to con :al the crime. Mrs Stevens was re- 9 >rted to have kept considerable I ims of money in the house, and it is " [Ought that the motive for the mur- = jrs was robbery. The skull of Mrs. g evens was crushed as though from ? blow with some heaviy weapon. ;:i ASKS DAMAGE OF $2,500. | ne Atlanta Man Sues Another on g Charge of Mayhem. fi Atlanta, May 29.?Mayhem is an g fense that seldom comes un in Geor- g a Court procedure, but it figures in ? $2,500 suit for damages brought ^ j O. M. Sutton against W. M. Henry. ? lttori charges that his assailant attcked him with an umbrella and ied to DOke out his eyes with it. Jai he Court paper is a lengthy one, and ascribes in detal how Sutton nearly st his eyes. He charges that Henry jammed aft im into a corner in a local office soi iiilding corridor, and that after he hu id him cornered, he began to delib- mi ately aim at his eyes with the end 2 i f the umbrella, jabbing and poking iciously at his face. In addition to th Ddily injuries, Sutton charges that en enry ruined a $50 suit of clothes cn >r him. an She Was Wise. A negro woman in Savannah was reparing to get married, according > the Chicago Record-Herald. For ?n tie >ur weeks before the ceremony she - - - J-?- ^ ? ived her wages ana immeaiaiei> *l- ^ ;r the wedding she hunted up her vo listress and asked her to take charge j f the fund. "I'll take it, of course," said the an uzzled woman, "but Mandy, won't ou need your money to spend on our honeymoon?" .. th "Mis' May," said the bride, "does ou think I'se goin' to trust myse'f id a strange niggah an' all dat mony on me?" He | THEY ARE HERE! f ? 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Branchville, May 30.?Yesterday 4(1 AAA l/fl IP CO f :ernoon about 5 o'clock Jake Hud- vUlilUU fUlULWl a, of Pickens county, was seriously J rt at a mill of J.U. Watts', about a Many Ar. the Voice, ef Ban*.* le from town, and died today about People -|o clock. Thirty thousand voices?What a He was caught in the main belt and jrand chorus! And that's the numrown around the fly wheel of the her o?f American men and women who gine. Both of his legs were broken, are publicly praising Doan's Kidney e hand crushed, a gash in his head PiUs for relief from backache, kidney d bruised in the back. bladder Ills. They say it to , friends. They tell it in the home par Caught in His Trap. pers. Bamberg people are in this ^ ^horus. Here's a Bamberg case. A student had been bragging of Mrs. R. A. Delk, E. Church St., Bams various accomplishments, until berg, S. C., says: "I have been greatly x e of the company, growing impa- benefited by Doan's Kidney Pills, >nt said* " which I procured from the People's "Now, we have beard quite enough D * stOTe- 1 t<x* a" what you can do; just tell us what i*n ?aln? wither ' J removed trouble that existed with my u can't do, and I'll undertake to do ^(jneya?? myself." Tiie ab07e statement must carry ?- ' s ?TT Km ? Ur. Hha mind of every indeed, wen, i c<m i yaj >"?i j tvu*ivnuu w d am very glad to find that you can reader. Don't simply ask for a kidit," replied the student. ney remedy?ask distinctly for Doan's Amid the hilarity of the company ! Kidney Pills, the same that Mrs. Delk e guest redeemed his rash promise. ^ad th? Temedy hacked by home tes Tit-Bits timony. 50c all stores. Foster-MilM bum Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y. See those wire wall baskets at The "When Your Back is Lame?Re- ? jrald Book Store. member the Name." - . . - '