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DO ?l'HOU, Ult KAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS ANI> MAKE OUR LIVES Ilijf&IY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
BENNETTS VILLE, S.O., FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1905.
A SOLDIER SHOT.
Young Kenneth Kearse, Member
of the Bamberg Company
SHOT IN THE BREAST.
The Shooting is Somewhat of a Mysteri
ous Affair. Kearse Says He Was
Walking Along on Lower Main
Street When He Was
Kenneth Kearse, a young soldier
who ls lu camp at Columbia with the
Bamberg Guards, last week, was seri
ously shot? In the left side by an un
known negro about ll o'clock Thurs
day night. The affair ocourrcd at
the ooruer of lower Main and Divine
streets. The bullet penetrated the
ohest oavlty but tho physicians state
that there is nothing tn Indicate that
it entered the lungs. Tue wouuded
man was taken to the Columbia hos
pital soon after tho shooting. The
following account of the somewhat
mysterious affair, is taken from tho
Columbia State of last Friday:
Kearse and Charlie Marshall, a
member of the Richland Volunteers,
were coming up Main street from the
union station and when they roached
tho corner of Main and Divine a ne
gro, who it is said was being chased
by pcuons In civilian clothes, ran past
thom and had not gone far when he '
turned and ilred. Toe neuro was not
known to the soldiers, and after the
shooting C i appeared mysteriously.
Karte'? friend, Matshi-11, took him
imm. diatoly to the ellice of Dr.
Bl?d, whloh ls only a few blocks away
from tho sc-mo of the shooting.
When they reached tho ellice of the
physician the wounded m;ui was suf
ferlng considerably ai d an anodine
was administered to alleviate bin pain.
Both Koarse and Marshall were un
armed when they reached Dr. Itlco't
cflloe. At the hospital the physician
probed for tho bullet but could not
find lt. Later thc patient was salo
to be restlrg very well, although suf
ferlng from shock. No definite opin
ion as to the result of the wound can
be given at this time. The ball en
tered the oavlty but there ls no trace
of hemorrhage nor do tho lungs ap
finar to ho y ftpc\te?.
Patrolman Ford was on that beat
at the timov the shooting occurred.
Ile stated that he heard one shot and
after an Interval of about a minute
three others. Ile was then near the
corner of Main and College streets and
hurried on down In tho direction from
which the shots were coming. At thc
corner of Main and Green streets Iv
passed a street car cor ductor named
Martin who told thc i nicer In answer
to his Inquiry that it was some soldi
ors shooting at a negro.
The policeman ran on to the comer
of Main and Divine one block further
down. Here he met several negroes
who told him that somo soldiers had
been shooting at a negro ar.d that
they had gone down Divine street.
Ford then ran down Divine for three
blocks to Lincoln and did not see any
br. dy but one man who was coming to
ward Main street. Ile was dresse i in
civilian olotles and siid he had not
seen any soldirs or anybody on that
When Otlloe.i Ford returned to the
corner of Main and Divine the negroes
were still there and told h'm thar, the
soldiers were coming along Main
street and met a negro who was on
tho inside of tte pavement next to
the fence and that they began to
abuse him and he ran out in thc mid
dle of the street and opened Ure on
the militiamen, These two accounts
aro totally different and neither of
thom explains tho series of shots heard
by the polio? man.
Kenneth Koarse is a son of Mr. An
drew Kearse, a respected farmer who
lives on the Atlant ic Coast Linc about
seven miles from Denmark. A tele
phone n o sage from Denmark state?
that Kenneth [Coarse has always been
regarded as a quiet and orderly young
man in that community. Duringa
part of the last three years he has
lived in Columbia, being employed at
lirst one thing and then another. Ker
fcwbile he worked at thc iJass factory
and subs?quent ly in a drug store.
Kearse has ail uncle at Denmark who
was apprised of the shooting so that,
ho could inform the p ...routs at once.
Took Ilor Own Iii To.
At New York, within live minutes
from the time that Charles Marshall,
a Wall street broker left his wife ap
parently sleeping soundly In bod, the
woman wrote her husband a note, tell
lng him not to let ti.e world blame
hbo for what wi s going to happon, and
shot herself, dying before her husband
could reach the bedside. Mrs. Marshall
was formerly Miss Grace Starr and
was highly connected In New York
social circles No ciuse for tho suicido
was discovered. The tragedy occurred
in the Raleigh, a fashionable family
apartment hotel, overlooking Central
?ark at Ninety-second str-?ot.
A Senator Benterictl.
United States Senator Ml theil, con
vlcted of using his office of United
States senator to further tho law
pratlce of the llrm of Mitchel & Tan
ncr of Portland, Ore., was sentenc d
to pay a line of $1,000 and to fix
months penal servitude. Pending
a review of t ho case by tho KU promt
court of the United States execution
of tho sentence will be deferred.
Meantime Mitchell will be placed un
der ball to the amount of ?2, OOO.
Thrco Minors Killed.
While a number of mine1** were at,
work In tho Bank head mino In Now
Mexleo an exposition of dvamlte oo
ourrod which wrought awful havoc lr
tho mine and killed threo men. Thc
bc tl les Of tho men were blown to pelees,
not enough being left by which they
could bo recognized. Several othert
TOO MANY SICK.
The Penitentiary Authorities Say
Now Law l'avoru the Counties.
Convicts Worked by Counties Until
They Break Down and <\ro Then
Hont io Stftto Penitent y.
The burden of the new law giving
county supervisors the uso of convicts
sentenced to terms of ten years or
less, with the option of turning them
over to tho penitentiary authorities
whenever they wear out or break down
from Uh health, Is failing with increas
ing weight on thc penitentiary au
thorities, who complain that practi
cally all of tho prisoners they get now,
except those sent in for long terms,
aro either diseased or are otherwise
Incapacitated for work; that short
term prisoners kept on tbT average
chain gang in this sta to are soon
broken in health from lack of care
and by reason of Improper treatment
and aro pent imo tht penitentiary
"Tho now law ls working a terrible
cruelty," said Superintendent QrllUth,
to the Augusta Chronicle correspon
dent recently. "I do not bolievo there
is a man in this state physically strong
enough to st and ten j ears' service on
a chain gang In this state. The chain
gang authorities are not ? quipped to
caro for the prisoners as they should
bo cared for. When the average chain
gang prisoner gets wet working in the
raiu he ls allowed to sleep through
the night In his wet clothes, which is
barbarous. Wc never allow a prisoner
toi l.iep in wet clothes down here." A
majority of tho deaths that occur at.
the penitentiary result from tuber
culosls, and m a'J y of these cases are
contracted ait^r the prisoner reaches
Columbia, though some are sent in
each j ear freon the chain gangs dying
fri m co i sumption.
A victim ot this disease rccentl)
was A. S. Simp on, a life-termer, sent
here four years ago from Abbeville
for mu?der SD pion was only 31
years old and contracted the distase
18 months ago. He was a bri !ge bulb
der and kill d in io .u in a disputo
over the construction of a bridge.
Flo was a well behaved prisoner and
was apparently a man of someculture.
Hts remains were shipped to his widow
and two chlldieu at Calhoun. Two
of his brothers were frequent visitors
to tho penitentiary. Simpson waa at
first worked in the hosiery mill,
where practically all of the tubercu
losis casts originate, but recently he
had been working in the cirpenter
shop. Two neg i o c I'vK.:. , wno ?b,d
witnhi' the past Thirty days, weie
brought in from the county gangs;
each died within two days aitor bib
admission to the penitentiary.
In this conni ctl n, a paragraph from
Dr. S. E Harmon's last annual re
port, will be of much interest:
"There were 3U2 pa Mon ta in the hos
pital. Ten tl toi. s that number were
tieated for minor troubles that did
not require being admitted to the
hospital. 1 rejort thlrtyouo dcatns
this year, all hiing of a chronic
nature, with the exception of two or
titree, including one suicide. Nine
teen died of tuberculosis. The death
rate from this disease ca;i b? reduced
by isolation, but when we consid r
that a largo p r ceut of tho.se that tile
from tubcioulosis are admitted to thc
Institution already infected you can
readily see that the neath rate from
this disease will alwaja be large. You
will Bee that bevon of the number that
died were reocived from tho various
chain gangs, in a hopeless condition;
one of whom dio.l two days after be
lian (1 Klval to tho Hud.
Ey the tt rna of her will which was
recently Hied at Pittsburg, Pa., Ml.-s
Anna M. Gunning leaves the greater
part of her estate, valued at ?.r,uo,?O?,
to Carl F. Miller, a well known busi
ness man whose home ls in Wilkins
burg, on condition that ho get a di
vorce from h's present wife or that
his wife dies Otherwise ho gets noth
lng. Miller was a former sweetheart
of Miss Gunning, but jilted ber and]
married his pre cut wife. M bs Gun
ning never married and never forgave.
In the will, after making a number of
brq lests amounting to $48,000, she
say*: The Income of tho remainder is
to be glvoo to Carl IT. Miller, provid
ing bc ls not living with tho woman
h.e married In I8?K), one Jane Wilson.
Should slio die, or he be divorced from
her, that ls dually divorced, he ls to
he given absolutely one-half of thc
[principal, and the Interest on thc
tither half as long as he lives. If he
marries again, ho, can, by will, leave
ail to his second wife and children. If
he dies, unmarried a second time
without children, the ono half or all
his share is to be. equally divided be.
tween tho children of Wesley Greer.
In no case ls tho pres nt wife of Cari
E. Miller to bene lit in anything 1
i< ave him, either lu personal or roal
e state Should any <>ne contest this
will, it ls my earnest ele-dre that the>
shall forfeit their 'liare."
ii<.nunn Tortured Man.
The Chicago p dice believe that, thc
death of John fes mer, at the City
Hospital In that city an hour after be
bad b.on found in a doorway at Asli
lai.el av nue and Emily atreot, waa
due to to: ture inflicted by men wini
attack;,! and robbed him. Teamer,
who was a prosperous real estate own
er, had oolh ced rent at several placas
and was going to his residence, whee
bc was attacked by highwaymen. Hi
fought tlie robbors, but was we<rsted
A blow on tho h ft eye, which left at
ugly cut, provod to have knocked bin
uicomekm. Ile was dragged Into i
ha'lwav, where he was found severa
Several cuts wore found on Tosmer'i
hands and arms Two long gashes
which opened the arteries of the
wrists, were believed te> hive been In
llictrd elellberate.ly while the man wai
' In tho power of the bandits. A flo
tho r< bberS had taken Tesmer's watel
i and 166 from him, they sat him In ai
> upright position hi tho doorway ant
, left bim to bleed to death from tht
' sovored arteries in his wrists. Soarcl
? for Tesmer's assailants have so fa
THE COTTON CROP.
The Outlook for Good Prices Is Most
Tho Farmora Havo Only to Murlee
th? Crop Carefully and Prop
erly to Koap Prout.
Tho farmers of the South have
things in their own hands now, and if
they will aot with eaoh other they
will reap a rloh roward, not only this
year, hut for ail years. The cotton
situation at this time ls moro favora
b!e for high prlco cotton this fall
than we have had in years. At the
close of tho year 1004 there was no
surplus cotton, and bv Sopterrber 1st
12 500,000 bales of tho 13.684,467
bale, made in 1004 will have been c m
surr.cd. This will leave about. 1,000,
000 halos to start business on Septem
ber 1, 1905. The present year's crop
will hardly exo?ed 0,000 000 bales.
To that you sd i tho 1,000,000 bules
brought over, and you have only 10,?
000.000 bales, about 2 500.000 bales
short of the consumption of 1905.
To moko moro cotton than indloat
ed above we would havctomako more
per acre than we haye marie for the
past live years, which hardly seems
possible if the orop reports are to be
relied upon. Aocordlng to the reports
wo havo the shortest aoreagothls year
and the lowest report, except one, In
the Ovo years, la 1903 our acreage
was 28,Oi l,800, and we made 9 851,
129, which brought $500.519,230 82,
In the crop of 1804 wo bad 30.453,000
aorrs, and made 13 584,457 bales, that
brought $(347 406,534.51. These fig
ures are Interesting, and wo shall
pursue them further.
The crop of 1903 was 3,401,380 bale*
less than crop of 1904, yet lt, brought
moro money by 813,143,079 31. It
will thus be seen that lt pays better
to raise a mod?r?t ? orop than a vcrv
large one. Tho acreage for 1905 is
about 20 77!),o:i8, the smallest that
we have had In the last live years, ar d
with the average for five years multi
plied with the acreage of 1905. it
makes a crop of about niuo million
hale?. Figure from any standpoint
you please and you cant ligures over a
ten million bale crop, and lt can bp
llgured as low as eight million for 1905
with plausible figures.
In the fac? of tho above figures, lt
ls very plain that if the farmers mar
ket the crop intelligently good prioes
are bound to provall. Tho present
orop is worth ten cents and not a
pound of lt should bo sold below that
llgure. The thing for tho farmer to
do when col ton goos below ton cents is
to put lt in a warehouse and wait for
arrise, hot do r r^ <v?1st-. nn ton hl^Jti
.pnco.us t hat Would do more h- than
good. Do not think that because we
havo won ono great victory you oan
push cotton toa very high prlco. You
must rr member that there are other
places that can ralso cotton besides
the States of tho South. Hut you
need not fear competition as long as
cotton stays below 12i cents. There
is nothing undo- the sun you can
clothe man with as cheap as you can
with c itton at 124 cents.
Properly bandied, cotton will be
king again, and will make thc South
in time tho richest country In the
world So, let us all take courage,
and stick together. This can only oe
done by a thorough organization of all
the business Intore ts of thc South
We are all in the sanio boat with the
man that makes tho cotton. What
.Hirts bim hurts us all. So then let
ls get our forces in good shape and
vic ory is . ors. Farmers, market
your cotton as long as it stays from
ten to twclvo and a half cents, but
just as soon as it gets below ten cents
stop right off and positively refusa to
sell until some on will see tit to give
you ten cents, which will always como
If it can't bo bought for less. If you
arc not already a member go at once
and join the Southern Cotton Associa
tion, which has certainly done a grand
work for the South this year.
Tho Oil l'lro la Over.
Aftor burning for three days and
nights the Texas oil tire is over. Work
ing under the greatest difficulty and
at the imminent peril of their live-;
hundreds of workmen threw up em
bankments between the burning oil
tanks and those not yet on lire, and
this in a largo measure, contributed
toward stopping the llamos. It was
impossible to do anything with thos1
bur ni cg, but sine.o lt ls now believed
the further spread of the lire li: pre
vented, the oil In tho burning district
is nearly exhausted. Three mlllloi
barre's of crude oil have b?.en d( Buoy
ed, twolve lives lost and property wlp
cd away to thc value of $1,500,000
Of the twolve dead ail were negroes
Only six of the bodies have been re
covered, all of them being charred be
HaiuteO tho Monument.
Thc Augusta Chronicle says negri
soldiers of Savannah and Augusta
while parading on ll road street Tues
day afternoon, attracted onslderahli
attention and won the applause o
hundreds of white people, who wit
nessed the Incident, respectfully sa
luting tho Confederate monument, ll
pas?lng tho beautiful shaft. It was i
graceful act, and one that was wldol;
commented upon on all sides. Th
milit ary s ilute, by presenting arm*)
as the marble shrift, commomoratln
I thc Confer!-rate dead, was passed
came as a surprise to the spectator
along the street. Almost instantl
; the applause began and was omtlnuo
! until after the ompanles had passer
Many A rr cn tnt!.
1 Thc London Daily Mall's Vlenn
1 correspondent s ey H the sultan has o
1 fered a reward of ?10,000 Turkish fe
1 the discovery of the conspirators wli
1 arranged f.?r tho throwing of the bom
at his majesty last Friday. Nearly
s tin maud persons linva been alroad
1 arrested cn suspicion. An early ropi
Nliuil (tl Ulli; i-.,,, i m |Mi ?lil UhG . Uli .i.i,
lifo Is foarcd and extensive precat
tion lias been taken to prevent it.
Prof. Andrew Noah Fox of tl
Chicago theological seminary lias bec
dismissed from tho Institution b
oauso of a telegram to Jno. D. Hook'
feller asking for some of his "lamil
monoy" to endow two professorship
OIL TANKS BURN.
Lightning Set One on Fire and
Others Quickly Ignited.
MEN AND MULES BURN
Sent to Slav Progress of Flames, They
Were Hemmed la After Explosion.
Two Square Miles of Heavy
Smoke and Lurid, Inex
At Humble, Texan, covorlng an
area three-quarters of a mlle square
with a great canopy of smoke covering
two aquaro miles, tho oil tanks of tho
Texas Oompany continuo to boll and
hubble under tho groat heat of the
burning oil, tbe lire having burned all
Whon it can bc extinguished is prob
lematical, certainly not until it has
burned all of tho oil In eleven b'g tanks
willoh held two and a half million bar
rels when lightning struck them on
It ls now known that llvo negro
workmen perished. There are hun
dreds of homeless people. They were
living in touts and shacks In tho oil
field and il d for their Uv. s to the
town. All their belongings wore de
stroyed by tho Uro. During the night
thero was a beayy downpour of rain,
and this covered the ground with a
sheet of wator coated with a thick
Ulm of oil.
Shortly after a b'g tank began to
blaze two hundred workmen with sev
enty-live mules were hurried to the
place to throw up earthen embank
ments. Soddenly the oil gave an up
bea val, bubbled and lifted a great mass
of tho bundill/ Huid bodily from tin
tank and the tire was communicated
to three other tat.ks.
At 4 o'clock Monday morning lire
broke ont In the steel tankH of the
Texas Companv at the pumping sta
Mon, a mile from the original tire
What damage was done cannot be as
certained b oause lt ls impossible to
reach that part of the Hold.
The burning oil caught men an?'
mules and hemmed them tn. Some
?f tho men mounted tbs mules and
got out but at least forty mules balk
ed and were oremattd. Five negroes
were seen to go down aud lt ls not be
hoved to be possible that they could
not esoaped. While all the men
have not been accounted for, these
Ab 10 o'cleck the Are was still raging
with PO prospeot3 for immediate con
trol. It ls believed, however, that
tho Hirnes will eventually be con Hued
to t'"'0 tankage district. Thero were
3 000,000 barrels of oil in the storage
tanks, all of which ?111 be destroyed.
Losses arc estimated at $750,000 or
more with practically no insurance.
Reports of fatalities are not verified,
although a number of men are report
ed missing. The conflagration wai
visible In Houston, seventeen miles
away and In Galveston, sixty live mlle
ROB BSD THE POLICE STATION.
A I'eoulini* Hnnndt lon . Some Ono Got
tho Finns ol* i he Wt ok.
A special to The State from Union
says there was quite a stir and sensa
tion In police circles Monday when lt
was discovered that some bold thief
had alolen from police headquarters
a money box locked lu a private draw
er and containing $120.30, tho amount
which had been colluded during the
week in lines and bonds, ar d tho mys
terlous part of it is that neither tho
door nor the drawer had been broken
into, but unlocked with a key or sorae
instrument utilized as Mich.
It seems that Chief Austell had
seen all tho money safely in the box
within the drawer when about 11.30
he added to tho pilo by putting in
$2.50, which ho collected from the
mother of a little negro, who had been
trrestcd for throwing rocks on the
streets. Tue money was then about
qually divided between bank notes
and shyer. After putting thc money
in, everything being quiet, ho decided
to leave and cautioned tho young po?
Hoe clerk, J. L. Perry, to bc careful
to ROO that the door was locked, and
later whon Sergeant Evans tested the
door before going off duty, ho fount!
Tho police who go on night duty at
l a. m. frequently go to police head
quarters for water, but on Sunday
morning they say that they went but
once, and that no one was then with
them, nor had anyone acted suspici
ously by engaging them In conversa
tlon, presumably for the purpose of
detracting their attention from the
Thc poilce have their suspicions and
f I are keeping a strict watch, but Chief
Austell in speaking of the matter,
other than tt) give out the details of
i which the above ls the substance, bad
a nothing to say.
y One theory ls that as neither thc
o c"o >r nor the tira we; was broken Into,
but unite ted, as the testimony o
KI those whti lirst entered the police
headquarters and of Chief Auste l,
who ma ie tho discovery S inday mor
y I tiing that the money was missing,
d I that some of tho keys te p
lice headquarters, which are car
ried by every policeman and have
constantly to be replie d wl'Ji
ft new ones, had been found, ur In Some
f way secured, which j/ave him, Ol
,r thom, acOt'SS to the building, but the
drawer key no one but the chief cvei
h I had.
y J Foll uhf Ii Out.
James R. Cray, editor of the At
lanta Journal f.nd H. n. Revll, a rep
resent! ve In the (leorgla legisla!un
from Morrlwothcr County, had a Ugh
at a prominent place on Pe-aohtret
street In Atlanta. Thoy wero ?epa
rated before damage was dono. Tin
light arosoovcr an editorial article ir
ttio Journal dealing with Mr. Rovl
anda ?potoh In reply. Mr. Rovl
drow a pistol, bin)>.Mr. Gray was un
I* A? I) THE MONK?.
Editor ; Williams, of tho News-leader,
KTalcoB Public Rtatomont.
Oftvn $25 to Ktoot Aiidonio?. Makes
Announeomoiittn Ills l**por Ad
matting Rumors to Bo Trno.
The I following dlspatoh to tho
Washington Post from Rlohmond,
Va., copoerus an aot of Mr. A. 13.
Willi;1 rfta in conuootlon with an elec
tion, lit whloh he defends himself for
usiogpion ey iii election:
In blotter to the public Alfred B.
Williams, president and editor of the
News-leader, admits that lumors
connecting him with tho expenditure
of money in tho recent municipil
primary aro true. Ile frankly ex
plains 'the whole matter, says he is
not coiitoious of having dono anything
wrong cr illegal, aud feels no regret
for hts Action.
For a week tho grand Jury has been
engaged in probing charges of fraud
in the We election, and during the
past few days rumor has been busy
with tb,e name of Mr. Williams, all? g
lng that ho paid $25 to a party worker
to aid Col. George Wayne Anderson,
a candidato for commonwealth's at
torneyj.in tho First precinct of Jeffer
Mr. "vVilliams says in his card, pub
lished in thc Nows-Leader recently,
that the eleotlon transaction on which
these rumors are based was no seoret
and waa not Intended to bo. Ile says
that he was informed the night before
tho election that active work at the
tflrst preolnct, Jefferson ward, would
carry ly for Col. Anderson, and that
there ;-?as a mau who would do the
work, but ho would expect to be paid.
"I (inmediately said," continued
Mr. Williams, "that I would see that
ne war? paid if ho did the work, but
that O/l. Anderson would not be told
aboutit, and would kuow nothing
Mr. Williams further explains that
itt was ^kepo trom Cd. Anderson be
cause, " und r the Barkslale law, i
vould be neootsary for him to take a
rigid oath that ho 'ian not used money
in tho oleotlon, or alio ved it to T)e
us^d ejicepb for certain specified pur
poses. :'Itls his understanding of tin
.av?, he pays, that a candidate's friends
may di) tilings that the candidates
cannot Regally do.
He says fu.tuer that after the cleo
iou r * - <*\\t hls'.peisoual oheck to the
vori*? <tnz;,~ '?us *u .''l-i'-Jer
u?r(jtoi?htelu, a p?vveT '
amont,'* tain class. Mr. WMla i:n
says he amt a check so that too trans
action should bo open and there
should bo no appearance of trying U
hide anything. There was no talk ur
suggestion of bribery or corruptly In
lluoi.cing aujb dy, says Mr. Williams,
and he does not beltcve a dollar was
spout for such a purpose.
The writer says the difference be
tween buying votes and securing per
sonal lnnuenoo in a legitimate way ls
clear to him; that ho would not ha v.
glven a dollar could lt have purchased
votes enough to eltco Col. Anderson.
"If the grand jury, in its wisdom
and conscience, st os lit to indict mo,
I shall meet the issue without any
quibbling or dodgh g play for delay,
or rosort to legal technicalities."
Tho mater has oreat.ed unbounded
Interest because of tho prominence ol
Mr. Williams, who has for years
taken a leading part lo city affair..,
and who has always b.:en forem st in
all movements looking to tue upbuild
ing of tho city and the purifying of
Tho Barks'.lale law, which boars on
olcctlons, Isas folio .vs;
No person shad expend, pay, prom
Iso, loan or become pecuniarily liable
In any way for any money or other
valuable thing In behalf of any can
didats for ellice at any election, pri
mary, or nominating convention held
in this commonwealth. Any person
or candidato violating any of the pro
visions of this rei sh ell be su bj-?ut to
a Uno of not less than $100 or moro
than $1,000, or co dined in Jail no.
less than ono nor more than twelve
VIOLATED T111C LAW.
At Rlohmond, Va., Wednesday the
grand ju/y brought in indict nen s
against live men, including Alfred B.
Williams, editor, for alleged violation
of election laws in the recent Do n >
eratic pilmarv tbere. Tue indict
ment alleges Mr. Wlillann agre d to
pay $25 to one of tho ( t iers indicted
for inliuenolng vot<s in b half of a
candidate for commonwealth attor
ney. All except one, who ls out of
town, t;ave $5)0 bind each. Tho
cases will bo tili d In September.
linnell! ttiH lilt.)
Bound, gagged and at the mercy of
Mt x cm bandits, B. S. Loomis a San
b'ranclsooan, was held a prisoner In
the mountains of Cerro de S in Juan,
near San Blast, Mexico. A promise
f tho payment or a ran om saved his
lifo, for lt was the Intention of tho
r.-boers to kill him after they had
stripped him of all his iffects.
Loomis la the superintendent of a
ti Ult company at San Blas and ls well
known in San Francisco. In telling
of bis experience Loom's writes:
' Whllo retund? g frum l'eplo I wa*
, held up by bi idlts and robbed of my
? ITeets. 1 v as bound and gagged and
, then tak'Ui to a narrow canyon to be
, killed. I bought the bandits off wltl
, a promise to piy thom $200, tho moo
. ey to be taken to a c rt Un point on i
. certain day. They threaten? d to kill
- mo at nigot if 1 edd not ko. p mj
promise. I did not keep my promhx
and instead of sending the mom y
purchased a nile f <r my pnitcotloa."
Next Iiftrgost lu Hotiih.
) Ace udlug to reports brought bael
t from ciomson coiiogo by Superintend
) ont Martin, the summer school whlel
- has just cloied was the largest In th?
j South, with tho exception of tho om
i li? ld at, Sewaneo. Too total enroll
1 mont will go over 700 and Mr. Mai
1 tin and other ( (locators who took par
feol muc i encouraged at thisiintercs
in education by tho teaohers.
A DEADLY BOMB
Intended for the Sultan Kills
Twenty-five People But
MISSES THE SULTAN.
A Panic Was Caused by Explosion
Which Occurred In Court Yard
of Mosque. lt Is Said That
Two Hungarians Are
A dispatch from Constantinople
says the commission appointed to in
quire into the attempt on tho Hf a of
tbo sultan Thursday has ascertalner1
that tho exploslouof the bomb caused
the death of twenty-four persons and
wounded llfty-one. In addition lifby
live horsos were injured. The prelim
inary investigations tend to show thal
tno outrago waa committed by two
11 try arians.
Tho bomb which was intended tr
blow up the sultan fell short and ex
ploded about thirty yards disty.mt from
His majesty. Tho latter was at the
timo on the top step of the Hight lead
lng from the mosqm. A panic Im
mediately seized tho sultan's entour
age and the court dignitaries nigher!
up and Implored A Ul ul Hamid to re
main In tho mosque. The sultan
howover, insisted on going, ai d en
tered his carriage with a clanmea*
not usually attributed to him, ard
picking up the reins drove himself to
tho Ylldiz palace amid the cheers o'
the admiring offloials. Thc explosion
was heard a? far as the Bora quarters
The soldiers In the vicinity and
several horses were killed, and the
./irrlages were smashed into kindling
w md and tho windows of thc pavilion
reserved for the diplomatic corps wer
broken. IVe pavilion coutalued among
>thers, U. Grant Smith, second seer.
tary of the A mer Ban legation, wh<
was accompanied by Captain Smiley,
if the United States army. No our
was hurt In the pavillon excepta fov?
scratched by ll, lug glass. Thc force
of the explosion also damaged tin
clock tower in tho court yard of the
Immediately after the sultan har'
departed, a detachment of cavalry
coarged down the streot parallel wlih
the mcsque and from which the bom1,
rown in hopes of Unding the
uithor of tho attempt,"wno, however
lias not yet been di ?oovored. Although'
the outrage occurred at 3 p m. the
faot that his majesty's life P^Xf?if
tn danger did not bicomo generally
known until night, when it arr u ltd
.vldespread excitement, as lt was the
llrst bomb explosion of this character
that ever occurred in Constantinople
Tho majority of theso killed or In
jured were soldiers who were lining
..he road near the mosque. The au
thorities are greatly disturbed and
uimbio to explain how the would-be
regicide passed through the cordon of
roops, which always bars tho roads
1 mading to tho mosque, so soon as thc
sultan leaves the palace.
ANY PORT IN ? Si'ORM.
A Doer to Efloap? ? Hound, Ii^ups on
Fly i II? Train,
A dfler story comes from Thedford,
Vt., a small village on thc Passumpdc
? ?vlslon of thc Boston & Maloo rall
o.vl. A freight train, northbound,
was running easily down a slight grade
after leaving Thedford, when the en
gineer hoard above the noise of his j
locomotive the sharp baying of a
hound. As the train neared thc fringe
if the wood the engine driver caught
i glimpse of a big doc heading straight
for the cut. Evidently sho was being
ehased by thc hound, and, knowing
that she would n3t stop at anything
and fearing that ho could not stop Ids
train, he oponed the throttle and shot
ahead. Ile was trying to get ahead
if thc doe, but the animal was too
licet of foot, and as the train shot
through the cut the terri lied anima!
leaped on an open (lat cir.
"Keep her going until I can get
back to hor," shouted tho fireman.
Keep up speed and she wont Jump."
Toe engineer opened the throttle
another noth and the train was soon
b imping along at tho rate of thirty
m les an hour, whll i the don kept
frantically running up and down the
Thc engineer put on thc brakes, and
procuring a rope the trainmen started
t ) capture the dcor alive. A i soon as
the now thoroughly torrlllcd animal
saw her new danger sho press d for
ward over three ll it cars and came up
short against a tl ur car with such
force that she fell to the Moor. Tbl?
was the signal for the would bo cap
tors. They had just suoooeded In get
ting the rope around tho animals
shoulders and were walting fir thc
train to c une to a full stop when the
deer made a ll nal supremo effort tr
escape and leaped between the Hom
and flit oar. An Instant later hot
neck was broken,
Two dead, two fatally burned atv
three otuers seriously Injured ls tlu
result of an expl ?sion of a gasollix
stove early Weene;.d ty at the home o
Levy Titus, a Kosher butcher, Brad
dock, Ba. The explosion was causer
hy tho overturning of a gasoline stovi
on which Mrs. Titus v*as pr* paring
breakfast. Thc buming fluid wa
Bittered over thc room, cnvtdoplni
Mis. Titus and Igniting a live galloi
can of oil, standing on thc rear nore'
near tho door.. Too dead aro Hai r;
Titus and Meyer Titus, twins, aged
-, - _ . rm?..,, j i M.*4t?A.
>I..I. i'll?. ,,.>!.. li X lilli?, HMO UlUl'llOl
ai d Elsie Titus, agod 3 years, wer
Announcement was marlo at the de
partment of agriculture that M rt
Buttha Burch, prlvato seorctary t
Former Statistician Hydo, bad rc
signed and that tho resignation ha
Ts Willi?g to Engage in a Joint Dil
.. ? * * %
mo Lacador of Dlpponaary Foro os Not |
Averno to Meeting on Stump
Thc Augusta Chronicle says United
States Senator Benjamin Ryan Till
man, although not having a great j
deal to say nowadays ls nevertheless,
baking a great lntorcst in political af
fairs. Sonator Tillman was KOCH at
his homo in Trenton several days ago
by a representative of The Ciironiclo,
and readily answered the questions
propounded by the newspaper mau.
Wben questioned on the movement to
voto out the dispensary In hi* own
county thc Sonator said:
"I have been about very ltttlc and
have had no opp jrt?nlby other than
attending one picnic in lOdgelield, to ?
meet the pooplo. I, therefore, am not
posted as to the present trend of
thought and .feeding, but those who|
have been around und are well In
formed, tell mo that lu this county
tho sentiment is obai ging very rapid
ly. Tho people are constantly asking1
vhat they aro to have after tho dis
pen8ary ls abolished, while the effect]
>n tho school fund of withdrawing
from the county tho money hitherto
received from tho stabo dispensary is
;n using a great many people to chango I
"While I am not eager to uudergo
che fatigue of making any speeches,'
continued the senator, ill think I
? ould really ci: loy having a j Int dis
Mission with any champ,on thc anti
dispensary people migut decide upon,
.>r, for that matter, any half dc/.m o?
them. The people are disgusted wito
t ho management of thc state dispen
arv, and there is widespread bellet
that thero ls corruption somewhere
Phis will causo many to vote against
the system, who have hitherto beer,
its strong friends.
"In my recent lotter, I mentirme'
-orne figures as to tho til .oil veness o.
prohibition, or, rather, its failure lr
Maine and Kansas. I huve received
fium Washington the last annual re
port of commission of internal revenue
or tho ll seul year o ding June .10
1906. In lt 1 find tho following fig'
'.Retail dealers in Kansas, 2,862;
wholesale honor dealers, 23; brewers,
2; retail dealers in malt liquors, 335;
ivholesale dealers In malt liquors, 108
"Ia Maluo tho tlgures aie: Retah
liquor dealers, 430; wholesale liquor
dealers', 5; brewors, 3; retail dealers in
malt liquors, 558*, wholesale dealers In
malt Uau?rs,. 22..; "; .,.
. 'Wow,' iiinovthtr oTf fielesiatesSSn
iiqvio? bc ?cid as a beverage under the
"In South Carolina tho. tlgures aro:
"Retail l'qu ;r dealers, 512; wholesale
liquor dealers, 7; brewers, 1; retal)
sealers in malt liquors) fys? wholesale
dealers in malt liquors, s
Senator Tillman here gave bk^flgur
ts In tabular form, in ordor to S?.uw
the comparison moro clearly:
Continuing, he said: "The tlgures
.qjuak for themselves, and when any
one remembers t hat no man will pay
the $25 to the United States govern?
ment for ttie permission to retail for
fun, lt may be seen how prohibition
prohibits. Of course, In South Caro
lina, there arc a number of beer prlvi
leges, and all dispensaries take out a
United States liconse, and these will
have to be deducted from thc ligures
..hove gwen In order to show how
many blind tigers we havo in this
"Kansas has possibily 200,000 moro
population than South Carolina, while
Maine hus about half our population.
Any one who is interested c.su work
out thc percentages. Thc figures s\ow
that there are about twice HS many
liquor dealers per capita in Maine as
in South Carolina, oven including thc
dispensaries, walle in Kansas there
are more than live times as many.
"I am more than ever oimvinced
that there ls political signilicmco, as
well as a (let ire to further the cause of
temperance In the move to destroy thc
dispensary. I shall be glad if at least
a doaan counties vote out the dispen
sarics tMs summer, because lt will
give thc people of those counties a
good Ohanoo Lo lind out how far pro
hibitlon ,will prohibit hofoio thc real
tight a year hence. "
Girl Inuit In Coal Mino.
Miss Florence 10/erott, of Southe
Amboy, had an experience In a cod
mino at Freel.'.nd, waloo nearly ended
In her doab. With Miss Mabel
R.s.l, of Porth Amboy, and a part>
of Freeland f rh nels, soe was boeing
the mine, woori their lights were ex
bing lushed by a sudden draft. In tlu
sou fusion Miss Kv:rett became sip
iratcd from i.er companions, and go
into a blind head, ending into 70 foo*,
shaft. Wnen she was groping lui
benighted way along the head
ing, and was within a couple of fcit
of the shaft.? The party, upset by tlu
lucid mt, got out of the mino quickly.
J UKI RH (?Kill,
"There ls nothing lu lifo so swaet
as love's young dream,'' sang the
poet I know that there ls piquancy
in the Cuurshlp aud engagement that
has for the youth and the maid a
chaim a charm all its own, but I can
name one perl id that seems to me to
com pate favorably even with that
When the days of doubt arc past and
the magic wordn IIKVO been spokei
that birds them for age, either to
weal or woo. Then when hand ant.
hand they entor their own home lt
raise for themselves a family altai
and plant their vino and Hg tree U
sin her thorn In old age. I think that
thc happiest time.- X.
iiato to liest.
Tho Nowbcrry Observer says "Hov,
P, ll. E. Derrick and wifo were called
to tho bcr'Hlde of Mrs. A. 10. Uelgei
last Thursday, Mrs. delger was thc
mothar Of Mrs. Derrick and wife of Dr
Frank Geiger. Sho was tho mothoi
of 12 Ohildren. Mrs. Geiger was o
the family of Geigers that gave U
history the Dmlly Geiger wno made tin
daring ride from a point in Newborn
county to tho continental commando
at Orangeburg. Mrs. Geiger was lal*
to rest tn the Sandy Run comotory oi
A Second Estimate of the Cotton
; Acreage by the Department.
SOME ?EPO?TS USED.
Crop Estimating Board Makes Report to :
I Secretary Wilson. Tbe Report Says
that Hyde, With Holmes
tiinate Too Low.
Assistant Scoretary Hays Wednes- ?
day mudo tho foi.owing report to Seo? .
rotary Wildon on tho acreage of cot-.
ton in tito s< uthom Stages in 1906, as
compp.it?d with that planted in 1904:
' The crop estimating board of the
lep&rtment of agriculture has consid
ered tho report issued by the bureau
of statistics on June 2, relative to the
acreage planted in ootton in the
southern States in 1906, as compared
with that planted lu 1904, and has,
"First. That a new estimate should
ba mado on acreago planted, and that '
i.be tlgures in Mr. TI y de's hands when:
making ids estimate should be used aa
"$tOonct That. Mr. Hyde with Mr.
Holmes at his elbow, prompting him
eade the tswmate lower than the .
f, eis at his hand from the reports
from the seven classes of reporters
employed by tito bureau warrantied.
"Third. Thc hoard finds, upon oare
ful consideration of the reports of all
la-ses of correspondents aud agents,
that thc acreage planted in cotton
bois year, iuclu lng the entire season,
mould have beon estimated at 86 1
cr cent, of that planted last year,
, qui valent to a nd uotlon in planted
acreage as compared with laso year of
14 9 per cent, (inbtsad of 11.4) or
4,731,000 acres, tho estimate of the
otat acreage planted this year being'
" i he estimated percentage of the
il crease in each .of the cotton grow
ug States ls as follows: Virginia, \?t
North Carolina, 10; South Caro)'.na,
14; Georgia, 14; Ifiorida, 12; Alabama,
ll; Mios'ssippl, 1(3; Louisiana, 17;
lYxas, 10; Arkansas, 19; Tennessee,
13; Missouri, 16; Oklahoma, 16; In
dian Territory, ll.
"Tho aycraxes were made for each
Stato by each ot the four members of
ho board, und tho comparatively.,
.mall disagreements were harmonized
vmn.,i; wholly by averaging, and the
above remits are fully agreed to by
each and every member of the board.
"STKI'IIKN p. E'KSSKNDJCN,
"GKOHQK K HOLMES,
"W. W. LONG?,
"Crop Eibl mating Board."
v- "The above Undings and report
mat.^ under my supervision have my
oitlroNyproval. "W. M. HAYS,
'Assistant Secretary in Charge
Sixty live YoarflV^fo,
A boy anda girl were together six
ty.five years ago, near Cross Hill,
A lien they carno aoro.*sa terrapin, of
the highland kind. While tho young
people Sib balking together the boy,
vith his henknlfe, cut his initials on
ohe underneath front side of the ter
apin's shell, and the date. The ter
rapin was turned loos?. Only a few
wet ks ago this terrapin was found not
more than a hundred yards from the
same spot, with the initials and date
as plain as bhe day bhey were cut on
uhe shell, thc bcrrapin having grown
very little in tho 02 years that had
intervened. The boy of 05 years ago,
now a man of more than seventy-five,
rcmemuered bim incident and at once
reconized ttie letters and ligures as
ois own. He ls now a widower. The
girl of that dav ls still alive, and ls a
vidow. Ile ls still a citizen of the
same neighborhood. Soe moved
away many j ears ago. The above
st'?ry ls vouched forby the Newberry
O lldgC and <i ury.
In 1883 a man was ohaiged in Vio
borla wi tn having killed another man
-vith a sandbag, an l In thofacoof the
juoge's summing up, bhe jory brought
i i a verdict of not guilty. This an
noyed the chief justice, Slr Matthew
Hegble, who at once said: "Gentle
men of the jury, mind, that is your
verdict, not mine. O i your consci
ence will rest the stigma of returning
suco a disgraceful verdict. Many
repetitions of such conduct as yours
will make trial by jury a horrible
farco and thc City of Victoria a city
immorality and crime. Go, I have
Kithing more to say to you." And
ihen turning to tho prisoner, the
bief justice added: "You are dis
charged. Go and sandbag some of
those jurymen. Toey deserve lt!"
ltRtttuBimkeu in tho Ht root.
Ten days ago a Dr. Arnold wont to
Basin, Wyo., selling eye medlolno. To
itti act attention to his wares tho doo
tor brought with him a collection of
froaks, among them hoing a snake
charmer with several boxes of rattle
snakes. H aving no stato license, the
doctor was arrested, tined $00 and sent
0 jail for a week. Upon being liber
ated he found that his freaks had dis
appeared, the snako oharmer leaving
behind his olhctlon of full grown
rattlers. About dusk Arnold went
Into tho center of tho town and open
ed the doors of tho snako oages, per
mitting the twenty llvo big rattlers to
esoapo. Arnold then got ont of town
on horseback. Tho alarm was spread
and a night of terror was spent by tho
citizens, who wero afraid to leave their
residences because of tho rattlers.
Arnold will bo lynched If ho ls caught.
Mix Italian? Kuma.
Six Italian laborers were killed
and force others probably fatally In
jured Thursday. They were atruok
by a train of tho New York Central
[railroad at Trlbsa Hill, N. Y.