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Friend of Pickpockets Paid a
Deputy Sheriff to
The Officer Played Out The Qame and
Caught thc Visiting Crooks In
a Trap, who [ls Now in the
Meshes of thc Law in
H. G. Miller of Chlogo, who has
made several trips jfrona tho Windy
City to Ou.'umbU in the lnfc?reit of
the pickpockets who were tonvlctred
Wednesday of last neck and seufceno
ed to ten years lu tho penitentiary,
has turned out to be a ?rot. k alto, a?
baa been intimatod by Tho State
since the Cbloago man appeared upon
the acene. He was arrewttod for at
tempting tu bribe Deputy Sherill W.
C. Cathcart to assist In the release ul
the p otpi cketa. The following ac
oount ol the matter from Tho State
will be re?.d -vlt^ t?toreht:
Mr. Cathcart, knowing the man
with wi : cn lie waa d .-allng, laid a
clever trap tu oatoh him in bis dirty
work and carried lt out toa finish.
Immediately after recei ving the mon
ey he not i tied Detective Thackham,
who was aiding him, and then Sheriff
Coleman, his Immediate superior.
Sheriff Cjleman in turn roport?d tho
matter to J ucige Ilydrlok as s nm as
he ..readied the court Wednesday
morning. Judge ?1 yd rick, acting wifah
characteristic deois'oo, ordered the
Immediate arrest c f M Uer and Wed
nesday night Miller siept In the R'.oh
land county jill with his pah-, Shultz
and Beckwith, alias Kavanaugh.
Tuesday night os Mr. Cathcart was
on his way to the jail with the prison
ers from thc court room be was ap
proached by Miller, who, in passing,
whispered into his ear: "I want to
speak to i ou a few minutes. Come up
to the hotel to see mo."
At tho appointed hour Mr. Cath
cart went tu the hotel, bu6 found Mil
ler at dinner. In a short while he re
turned and upon arriving at the hotel
was accosted bv M?" * ?nt- on tho
ihe'edge ot tho pavement
and said: '1 /want to talk business
with you." Mr. Cathcart replied.
"All right, 1 am y< ur man."
Miller then commented upon thc
sudden ad verge turn the case had
taken and dlspl lyed unir uai nervous
ness. Ile anted Mr. Cathcart to walk
with him, saying ?.?-at matit.ru lo? ked
serious ano af>kwri Mr. Cathcart how
much Le wc ti,d taite''io put lie* k
with, abas Ko vans ugh, ana Sbuhzou
the ground." m?ann-g, it was Infern?
to aid in securing their release.
Mr. Cathcart soLing that his plan
was working cut, replied; "Y u will
have to name the price." Tho foxy
Chicagoan glancing nervously around,
held up ii wo ? tigers and asked, ' How
would that do?" Mr. Cathcart wanted
to know j mt what he meant by that.
"Hundieos," replied Miller. ''That's
all right with me," said Mr. Cath
Du dug this time thc two min had
walkidfrom the Columbia hotel to
tho postcfllce and were returning Mr
Cathcart to.d Miller that bl\ey ought
nut tu be seen tcgeViier and that ho
would go on thc othor aide of the
street ?.nd would meet him again at
the hotel, while Miller wenb to the
hotel to get tho neoeeiary cush.
As soon as Mllkr oame out of the
hotel.ho suggested that they take a
car, which they did. They rude how
ever, only two blooks, to the puatofYioe.
Hero titty lett ?he cae, walking down
Laurel street from Main to Sumter.
Willie down Lt arel street Miller aakid
the deputy sheriff If ho ohewod gum
and being informed that he did. Mil
ler went Into an Inside pocket, bring
lng ont a pp.ckage of gum on which
appeared in large letters "Nixie, I
wun't tell," whloh he handed to Mr.
Cathcart- While In the darkest part
of tho block Miller buddonly shook
hands Bumptiously with Mr. Cath
cart and left t200 In greet backs in
bis palm. They then separated, Mil
ler returning tu his huiel and Mr.
Cathcart unlng directly to his home,
where he reported the matter by tele
phono to the sheriff.
As suun as Judge Hydrlck roached
tho court ht.uso Wednesday morning
Sheriff Coleman reported the bribery
bo his honur, who called in Deputy
Cathoart, and after hearing a state
ment from him, ordered that Miller he
carefully guarded and not allowed to
leave the court, room under any olr
cumstauccs. Oilloers woro detailed to
keep close watoh un Miller and guard
the exits uf the court room. Miller
evidently became suspicious that all
wa? not going well and attempted to
leave, the court room, win n he was:
stopped by a detective and told t hat
ho could not leave the n om, Wry
soon thereafter, acting under lnstri.c
tiona from Judge Hydrlck, the sheriff
placed Miller under airest and gave
him a seat in the court room, wiieio
he was guarded on both sidos during
thc clay.
Miller has claimed nineo ho has ap
peared in Columbia In connection with
this oase that bo represented B, b\
Il ?gart, a Chicago attorney who had
been employed to defend tho pick
pockets and would ho here when court
convoned. This Mr. Bogar <, has not
Leon heard tn* so far anti it ls not pro
bable that he will be here, as two of
tho plckp cleats have boon convicted
and tho other bas f rfeltcd a cash
bund of $1 f)00 by non -appearance, ile
has been extremely active in his of
ferts to nee uro tho reloasc of these
men. Parker, whose bond wai rod ne
ed fmr? $5,000 to $l,f>i)0 and who wa?
fclea/icd >n the deposit of that so rr,
is sam to be in Louisville, Ky. II? ls
Bald to bo a woll known orook n"d
detectives and police departments IQ
varzin parts nf the country know him
and hi? o^ree*- quite wei). Every op
pnrtunity MU h? elven hipa tn return,
?rn his presonce ls moro desired than
t' o oash. If ho dors not present birr -
solf ror fcrlil bin bond will bu forfotted
and Soholtor Tlminorrr?n will roor'ir
mend that at l?wt $500 . lt red as
a reward for his arres*". Tbore are
also other rowarda outstanding for his
Afl-r ?rcurlng the release of Par
ker, Miller also malo an effort t:
have Stud-s rel ased from Jail op tn*;
panie amount, but whon tho matter
eame before Aaaoclit* JusMoi Woods
at chambers, he reduced tho bond
from 16 OOO bo $3.500, and Sunltz was
?nanlo to raise the amount.
Mot Horrible Doath Undor Whools
of mn KIIK'HO.
A dispatch from Dillon to Tho
State says Dubois Sobers, aged 10
years, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. P.
B. 8ellers of that placo was instantly
killed Wednesday night at 8 20 o'
olook by the northbound loeal freight.
Thia train bad been at Dillon about
two hourn, discharging freight, and
several cara had been left standing cn
a aldo traok very near tbe crossing
north cf tho depot. The young man,
in a top buggy, attempted to make
this crossing. The engine, that time
on the main, waa ploklug up cars
preparatory to leavlug.
The oars which had been standing
on the aldo traok prevented tho young
man's seeing the approaching engine
until his horse waa on the track. The
horse, frightened by tho apr roaching
engine, wheeled and drew the rear
whecll of the buggy immediately ir
front of tho ecgino. Dubois was pitch
ed foward io tho centre of tho track
and his body badly orushed by the ei -
glue. Ills right leg was broken at the
knee, his neck dislocated, bead
orushed, left oyo protruding from
the socket, and death was instan tai :
e us.
Ills father happened to be among
tho li rub to arrive at the scene of thc
fearful tragedy and with Revcral
others appioaohed tho bi dy but
could not io en ti fv him at ilr?t on ac
couut of the mutilation of bis fea
tures, but with fearful foreboding be
found a magi- tl ne which he had a few
moments bafore given the boy at his
ofllee to be carried benn. Tao most
harrowing feature of tho sad cccur
enoo was to notify his mother who
was awaiting bis return, hiving bis
suppei ready for him before the lire,
lt was a orusbir g blow and tho whole
town is appalled. Dubois was a bright
hoy, vory lndustrlou with a promising
future. He was to gradual at Dillon
Lr-frfljflfr? shnnl 1 n "
Buried tho Wron? Mau.
AtChtoagoon Thursday Mrs. Annie
: McGrcovy oauscd consternation in the
court ro >m of Justice Gallaban, when
abe rushed in screaming at top of her
v deo that she had just met on the
street her husband whom hbo had
hurled 13 years ago. "1J i .t met him."
-be sbcuii d. "I thought he wa? deaf'.
I burled a man 13 years ago and 1
thought it was bim. I want bim
baok. Hi has $300 of my money."
When the woman beoamo quiet enough
for the voice of the Justino to be
heard, lie suggested that she take out
a writ of replevin for the $300 and
this Mrs. McGreevy did. "Iii told
me that be bas beeu living with
another woman," she said, "ai d lin
ger the name of Thawles. The Idea!
Liv r?g with another woman and
onar-'lpg bis name from Irish to
Dutchi I'd lix oin I" and Mrs. Mc
G;cevy departed with a writ.
A pltOhed battle recently took plaoe
lin tho Sierra Madre Mountains of
Mexloo near Tornea between the bind
of Juan Colorado, thc noted outlaw,
and an oseorb of seven man conveying
a rloh bullion train from tho Dolores
minc? to tho Rio Grande, Slorra Madre
and Pad tlc raliway. Tho bullion train
waa ambushed by Colurado and his
gang In one of the wildest portions of
the mountain country. William
Smith, an Amorloan, wa* In obarge of
the treasure and Its guards. Tho at
tack was resisted with desperation
and the bandits were forced to retreat
after sevoral volleys bad been tired and
a ohargo led by Smith was mado upon
their position. During tho light Smith
wat mortally wounded and two of his
men were killed i utrigbt, Colorado,
tho outlaw ohitf, ls reported to have
oeon wounded. Three of his own wore
killed. One of tho mules of the pack
hraln, heavily loaded with bulllou to
tue valuo of several thousand dollars,
sprang over a precipice during the
battle and was dished ro pieces.
H ?von Moll' Kiul nay.
Geo, Schadeburg saved his own Ufo
and that of bis boy by lunging to the
tlOB ol a railroad trestle with one arm
while a train passed. He was crossing
lng the Wlsoon Outrai Bridge near
j M an Ito woo Wis., with his two Child
ren, and the younger boy had trailed
lu tho rear. Tho father heard a train
approaching and ran back to save the
hoy. Grasping tho lad In one arm, be
swung from tho side uf the bridge
with tho othor and brid un until the
train had passed. Ills arm was scvorly
wrenched and ha was cumpietoiy ex
hausted whfn assistance roached him.
A lllftok Flood.
A special from Andalusia, A'a.,
says a negro n in *.d Pedigree forced
an entrance into tho house uf a woll
known white oltizoti Thursday night
and dragged a young lady from une
room to anothor, where he kept her
till 1 o'clock this morning. A posse
looued tho kegro, who was Identified
hy his vlotlm and several children.
Toe pessc started to the j ill with the
negro, when he broke and ran. Sumo
one In tho crowd shot, and killed the
nogro as he ran.
?im p < Uitdoor*.
"Sleep out nf doors If you want to
know tho wild joy of living," was the
adv ci given to scoloty women hy Mrs.
Blanche C. Martin, an apost'e of out?
door life, in Now York recently. It
Isa euro for many diseases. She woarr
Just a slmplo wnlte linen or
muslin night gown and ls warm evon
at 20 beloW /.ero. But don't start tho
habit when it ls that cold.
Halls Where ? to fold Parchment? j
That Have Made Ch ic. g )
F?tor iou?.
What better diversion than a day In
Gulea^o's Umous div^rco oourti? One
may be assured < f tear? and tragedy
and laughter and comedy.
Tue tlrst caso ls an Enoch Arden
story of real life. Mrs. Mary Oswald
.s sooklug to have her marriage with
William G. Oswald annullod. Roy
II. I0v8tman, a derk Ina railroad ellice
is tho Enooh Arden of the story relat
tod to the Judge by Mr?. Oawald.
Tho domestic history of Mrs. Os
wald dates back to May 13, 1003, whon
*ho and E atman wore married. They
lived happily togother, with East
man's motlier, the oourt ls told
until, one day tho husband disap
'T waited in rain for a letter," says
the wltnoss, "but no word oasae from
Roy. Tlitu my ?notner-ln law infor
med me that her son had obtained a
divorce at Fargo, N. D. At this time
Mr. Oswald was oalling on me. Fro
queutly bo wanted me to become his
wife. 1 asked Roy 's mother if sho
was quite B?ro about tbe dlvoroo and
she said sbo was. So Janrary 28,
1004, Mr. 0,wale and I wore mar
Were you happy with your second
Vusband also?'' asks tho judge.
"O i, yes," said the witness, ''but
one evening there was a knook at tho
door. 1 opened the door and was
dumbfounded to seo mv first huaboud
staadlngon the poroh. 'What aro you
doing bert?' I asked, 'I thought you
had soourod a dlvoroe.' "
Explanations followed, but Eas*)
mau, unlike the hero of the bock who
left his wifo wltti her second husb&ud
insisted tbat she sbould return to
"Which ono do you love now?'
asked tho ojurt.
"Well, 1 don't love either of them
any more," replies Mrs Oswald, "for
when lt.iy c\me back William loft me
Immediately. 1 wish to have my
marrlago with him annulled and then
I intend to apply for a divorce from
my ilrst husband, who is earning $75
a month and should bo made to con
tribute toward my support."
"1 seo, but you oan't get alimony
from both husbands,you know," says
'Judge Walker UM he calls the next
Mr? Marie Nu.,?.??, ?
avenue, wishes a divorce from Isaac
J Naubergor, who ls a monabor of the
tlrm of Nunborger & Brown, whole
sale clothiers at 201 Market street.
Statutory ohsrges are nude by the
complainant against her husband.
Mrs. Neub?rger is very nervous as
she tolls the story of her domestics
life. She relates that sho and N::u
nergcr wero married In 1893 and t hal
thoy lived together until last July,
when she disc vered the alleged in
discretion of her husband.
"1 learned through friends that my
husband liad transferred his a?T-ot
l ms to other women," says Mrs Neu
berger, and then I began an Investi
"What did yon learn?" asks the
otu t.
" Well I dh covered that my Inn
hand was in thelnblb of frequenting
do wntown hotels with another wonan
when I acoussed him of it wo separ
at? d."
Mrs. Miry Brown is the next one
wno wau re- a dlvoroe.
"W? were never conbonbed," sal?
Mrs Brown In telling aboutit to th?
jadgo' "and iiually Rufus packed up
and said ho wa * going awsy and
would never roturn. Ile never med
bo koop his promlao, but that tims lie
did. I haven't seen him since."
They were married August 27, 1808
and Brownjleft July 1, looo. Judgr
Gary will grant Mrs. Brown a d*
Mrs. Maude Robinson, ?tn actress,
was granted a divorce bv Jadge Wal
ker from bor husband, Walter Robin
son, who ls said to have deaorbod his
wifft three yoars ago.
The complainant rotated that when
her husband left her in July, 1003, elie
was compolk.d to support their three
"Tue oldest boy was olevon, and 1
was Obliged to send him to the moun
tains lu Now York," she said. "Fi
nally ray aunb suggestod thab Mr.
Robinson might bo compelled bo sup
port tills ohil I, and we both wrote
him. We reoolvcd no answor until
my aunt wrote that wo wero about to
pLco thc sick boy in tho poorhouse.
This threat shamed Walter so that he
came, and got tho child-"
"Whore ls tho hoy now?" asked the
"1 have no Idea whore olbher ho or
my husband aro," replied bho woman.
Sortons Aeontoiif.
Tho Augusta Harald says a serious
acoldenb happened to Everett Bryan
at Langley on Tuesday of last week.
Toe lad whilo engagil In play with
another b)y, Denny llt/.?, was stuck
in one of his eyes by th? sharp point
of an umhrolla. The wounded lad
was attended hy Dr. Shaw, of Lang
ley, who deemed lb besb bhat the boy
be carried to tho Augusta Olby Hos
pital for treatment, and ho was tak ri
to tile above institution, v. hero lb ls
hoped, to savo his oyoslght. The
chanceo are rathor against tho little1
fellow, as the sharp point of thc un
brella ls said to have ploroed tho eye
?< Authy Burned*
At an early hour Wodnesdar morn
ing the Infant ohild of Mr. John B.
Cleary, of bite Trinity seobionof New
berry county, wan fatally bumed, the
child succumbing bo bho ii jutloa at
noon. The child was playing beforo
lire in the houss, the mother being
absent from the room at tho timo. In
somo way tho clothes of the little
hoy oaught lire and before the Ihmes I
could ho extinguished tho body had
been terribly burned. Death rollevcd
tho little follow from his Builorlng at
about ll o'cl.ok of tho same day,
In A tfut With a Big Fortune
Near Her.
Deposited Her Money In a Bank and
Efforts Are Belog Made to Re
cover from Her the Money
Owed by Her Dead
Tb? proceedings whleb bavo hoon
instituted before eke Judge of probato
of Rlehland Oounty In Columbia bold
lng up a deposit of $50,000 In thc Na
tlonal Loan and E,change bank hy
Mrs. 9alllc A. Gibson until the result
oan be determined of tifirta mado to
rooelvo an old Judgment for 100,000
secured against Mrs. Gibbon's uncle,
old "Squire" Levi Metz, will roveal a
plcturerquo story cf an old woman
worth perhaps $100,000 living In a
tumble-down old house in an alloy
alono for years with a fortuno iu cash
In an old greasy grip sack. Tho story
as told the Augusta Chronicle by W.
H. MoCow, readB Uko ilotlon. lloro it
Ono of tho most disastrous bank
failure this state has known was that
of tho old Oommoroial bank here
about 15 yoars ago. This was organ
ized by O. J Iredell, nov living In
Virginia, and associates, who aro now
prominent In Columbia business and
soolal olroles, upon tho wreok of the
banking firm of Motz and Iredell. Tho
debts of the Metz and Iredell oonoorn
wore paid out of the new bank, willoh
held a nuoibor of worthless olalms
besides notes signed by Iredell as man
agor of the old ilrua. Suit was brought
against Mfttz as tho only financially
responsible member of the firm, and
judgment was obtained against him
for 100,000.
Metz, a thrifty Jew from the Dutch
fork seotlon of Lexington cjunty
aorc ss thp Oongaroo river from this
county, at the time owued perhaps
a di zen plantations in this and Lex
ington and Newberry counties. When
he was taken up in supplementary
proceeding, there was practically no
property In sight to pay the Judgment
though his lawyers got fat foes. >?r
'Iv1 the Judgment ??<r.a. oon?.vr
titania ?4,000.
About a year ago Metz died and
bis niece, who had lived alone with
bim In tho alley where she now lives,
brougtit in this will drawn ten years
ago by Attornoy Andrew Crawford,
and had lt probated paying the fees
In Hickies and dimes:
"First, I give, duvise and brqneath
to my ni? oe, Sallie A. Gibson, all of
my estate of any naturo or kind what
suever and wherever the same maj
be, whether it consist of realty or
personality or choses in action, or
olaims whioh now may be dormant
hut which later may be devolopcd
against the Commercial bank of Co
lumbia or other corporations or per
sons, or persons against whom I may
havo claims or demands.
And, secondly, 1 nominate, consta
tuto and appoint my said niece, Sallie
A. G b on, executor of u.\y wl!l with
full powors hereby vested lo her to
set'lo, compromise or liquidate any
ai d all demands whioh 1 luve against
othera or whioh others havo against
"In testimony whereof I havo here
under written my namo and affixed
my seal at Columbia, in said state,
the 10th day of December, 181)7.
"Lie vi M KT/. "
Tho will is witnessed by Judge
Crawfird, John A. Civil and Judge
Duncan C. Ray.
About six months ago, Mrs. Gib
eon, on the advice of her attornoy, de
posited in the Natlenal Lian and Ex
change bank over $10,000 lu oaah,
nola and silver.
A few weeks age a city salesman
called on lier to soil her soma sup
piles for a new framo house she was
"You look Uko a young man Iootild
trust with a soorot," she said to him
in a conti lontlal mood, aftor finding
out that he was a singlo man. "I will
show >ou something that looks good
to a poor man."
Hhe dragged out that old grip sack
and poured the oontonts out on thc
bsd In front of his startlod gj zi.
Ho helped h?r count lt. Thero was
$.18,000 of all in bank notos, in de
nominations up to $500.
Tao young man then dutifully sot
about to porsuado her to doposit it
in bank. Ile told her how sho might
un murdered and robbed and how safo
ano rollablo the brnk wai. She had
had what she considered a bitter ex
porlonoo with banks and was at first
opposod to changing tho hiding place
of the troosure. Finally, after sev
eral days visiting hor and talking to
hor tho young man Induced her to
put tho money in bink, Then thc
story of tlie big doposit got out from
tho bank; and the lawyors got busy.
Mrs. Gibson has lived in a vory try
ing atmosphere foi many years, and
being naturally of a nervous temper
ament, this suit over hor money will
probably completely dorango hor.
" Whnii I carried that money to tho
bank," sho said to mo, "one of thoso
bank men tried to nip out a $500 bill
with ono of thoso X rays. He got
ono bill and ran behind thoso bus bo
fore I could catch him. People used
to always lie aftor my money at home
roaching through tho celling after it
with tiloso X rays,"
Mrs. Gioson protests that this ia
all hor own money; that sho had
monoy and proporty before sho came
to Ure with her uncle.
She docs not hoi.1 Mr. Iredell In
tender memory. She rails against
him and his associates, claiming that
thoy havo dione hor unolo out of a
fortuno of $200,000. A year ago she
appealed to tho railroad commission
to foroo President W. G. Childs of
the t?. N. and L. road to givo hor a
pass to Newberry, 00 miles from boro.
8everal yoajro before Metz male his
w ll he had tinlef of Polloo Ratcliffe
aud & private search his promises for
111,000 he hui lost. While the chief
waa under ttiej.house eora! ohing about
among tho codiwobs, getting dirty and
bumping hitf?head, the private was
going throng1! things ab ye him with
Mrs Gibson soo mpanying him.
Flually, wffen ho had about given
up hope he swed an old dusty broken
pitcher sitting on a narrow ?e'g
above a window?
"What's lnfyhat pltoho!?"
"O, notbin* ba?l, tbatl know of."
"l guess I';l have to sae (or my
Further protests that lt would be
useless exolteft his su iplolons a d be
wont up after lt. He had not laid
hands on it ,beforo he realized its
weight told ?> . itory.
The pltohoijf was full to the rim with
gold and silver, whloh was poured out
on tho bod, -vi tho private oalled to
hts superior to como up.
Mr. Metz came In and Mrs. Gibson
oonfessod and got down on her knees
?o him begging him to forgive her. He
finally did forgive ber.
These aro the facts connected with
this Incident is they were told by Mr.
Ratcl IT *.
Fearfully Horrible Story From Mex.
ico. Survivor resoribes
i i'cono.
A dlspitoh from Durargo, Mexico,
says ouo of the most frightful crimeB
in thc history of that stake has Just
come to light. Three shoop herders
named FollpojRamos, ZavIaGulttercz
and Juan Obedez, after being robbed
of their Hooks] were literally skinned
Vii ve; then their quivering bodies
wcro thrown on an immense brush
heap and inoiherated, by a band of
desperadoes Whloh has been operating
in the neighborhood of Corrales,
northwest of there, lu the foothills of
the Sierra Madre mountains
The details fire related by Domin
ico de Leon, who waa one of the four
herders attacked in the vicinity of
Corrales the morning of Sunday.- He
say: ,
1 Myself,' RS mos, Quitterez and Obo
dez had performed our morning devo
tions within tte sound of the ohurch
bells of Corrah.: Sunday m n-n'ng. Tho
other three r down at tho slope of a
mound to t a siesta? wbile'I went
<??to the Y search of ix stra>
returned within a
of tho plaoo whore I
had left my ti .oe companions, b'.ood
olrdling orlos ireaohed my ears, and 1
recognized the1 voices of my dearest
friend", shrieking in frightful agony.
Dropping thc lamb I h?d boen carry
lng, 1 hurried toward, keeping well
within the shadow, until I reached a
point where I could see all that was
going on and slid not bc sean.
"The scone I witnessed was horrl
bl9. A i c >re of brigands, armed with
guns and long knives, wild, fierce*
looking fellow,, wero dancing arouad
as though intoxicated. About a score
mere were gathered around the pros
trate, naked bodies ot my former com
panions, who had boen stripped of ev
ery stltoh of olothlug. Tue sec md
gang of brlgans were engaged in skin
ning liam* z, Guiborrz and Obedez
a'ive, with large knlvs.
"The cries of tho unfortunate men
made mo heartsick and I thought two
or three titres I must faint. Hut the
frightful sight faoluated me and I
crept nearei and nearer, until I oould
hear the brlgans demanding tho hid
ing place of tholr victims monoy. The
latter declared before God that they
r-ad noue. IO oh denial brought forth
more torturo for thom. Finally col
lecting a heap of brush, the brigands
having bound thc three borders liando
and feet, throw them on the heap and
sot Uro to it, watching tho dimes
sooroh and burn . the quivering flesh
and laughing at tho shrieks of an
ouilh wrung from tho tortured souls
of my oompanlons.
"The brigands rcmalred Cuntll all
was still when corralling tho sheep,
my own among them, they drovr
them In a northwesterly dlreotlon
toward the mountains. For myself
when the devils departed, I tried to
rise but fell baok, fainting dead
"At nightfall I was discovered by
the parish priest of Corrales, who was
on his way to a sick oall to a her
der named Fernanda/. Gonsalvos."
Il II I, ri i 'lin-m nul ven.
A dlapatch from Colquit, Ga., to
the Atlanta Journal says the coroner
has Just returned from lUbcock, Ga,,
whoie ho went In rosponso to a tele
gram from Capt. Jackson, oapt.aln of
tho convict oamp at Babcock, Ga.
Tho coroner says that ho held In
quests over tho bodies of O. C. Thom
son, white, and Dock Gaines, colored,
both convicts. From what tho ooro
states it seems that Thomson and
Guinea wero playing, and Thomson
threw a rope around Gaines* neck in a
playful way and threw tho othor end
of the rope around a piece of shafting
while lt was running and the end gc t
o.uighb and began to wind tho negro,
up. Thomson seeing lt tried to get
tho rope looso from the shafting and
ho was oaught it lt and tho resuit was
both parties lost their liv s.
A KOAI Tragody,
At Donver, Cal., Mrs. C. L, Fielder
leaving her seat In a box at Thurs
day's matinee In the Crystal Palaoo
Theatre, made hor way to thu stage
and after flourishing a revolver In full
view of tho audience shot herself in
fliotlng a fatal wound. Tho audlonoo
thought the shooting part o? a bur
lo' que act and made no outcry untli
the screams of tho porformors In tho
wings brought a realization that a
real tragody had boon enaotcd.
Five flumed to DCA::-..
At Johnstown, Pa., live porsons
burned to death, two othors seriously
Injured and four housesoomplotoly de
stroyed by a Uro whloh originated In
tho homo of Patrick Grogan, at Tun
nel Hill, about 27 miles east of this
ot ty. Tho monetary loss was about
$10,000 partly Insured.
The Hepburn Measure Adopted
by the Senate Committee.
To Beport tho ii ill to the Striate,
and Thus a Temoorat is Given
Contr 1 of a Measure Passed i
by Ri publicans in the
In the United States Senate on Fri- '
day by a voto of 8 to ? the senate
oommlttee (on Interstate com mei co
agreed to repc.t the Hepburn railroad 1
rate bill without amendment, but the
resolution adopted reserves to the
members of tho oommlttee freedom of
aotion concerning amendments < Herod
In the sonate, hy a vote of 5 to 3,
Republicans prevailing, Senator Till
man, a Domoorat, wai given the hon
or of reporting tho bill- This estab
' llBhes a preoedent, In that a Republ
ican senate com mlttoe has given to a
Democrat oontrol cf an Important
I measure passed by a Rcpubltoan house
I a id endorsed by a Republican presl
ey ?nt. Senators Cud un and Oarmack
I were absout and tholr votes were re
corded only on the main proposition.
The resolution follows.
. 'Resolved, That the Interstate com
merce committee report favorably
house bill 12087 as it passed the house
ot representatives, it being under
stood that members of the oommlttee
bave a right to vote as they ohoose on
amendments or to offer amendments
in the senate on oonsldaration of the
Senator Dolli ver ( li ned the tlrst
part of the resolution and Senator Al
drioh made a motion to amend by ad
ding tho restrictions concerning
amendment. The A'.drloh motion pre
vailed, the atllrmative vo'es being El
kins, Aldrich, Kean, foraker, Grane,
Tillman, Foster and Newlands. Tile
uegBtlvo votes were D dliver, Clapp
and MoLaurln. After the meetiug,
however, Senator McLaurin siid that
he had intended to vote for the change
and a change was made in the oom
mlttee ?record, leaving only Dolli ver
and Capp for tho resolution as offered
by Senator Dolli vor. The vote for
tho resolution as amended was as fol
^Adlrmativc-Oullom, rfjillvor, Olapp,
Tillman, MoLaurln, Garmaok, Foster
and Newlands.
Nogativo-Elkins, Aldrich, Kean,
Foraker and Crane
Senator Aldrich thon moved that
the bill be reported by Chairman El
kins, but Senators Dolllver and Till- ?
mau protested that some friend of the i
measure should make the report,
and Senator Aldrich amended his
motion, providing that the report
should be made by Senator Till
man. He stated that the D<ux
ocratic members furnished tho i
rn?J irlty of tho votes for tho bill and
that it was proper to have tho minor
ity "father lt." Tola was takon by
Senators Dolllver and Clapp as an*
.Hort to humiliate them, but they re
mained silent.
Chairman E'khiB suggostod that
rme roport shuuld be made by Senator
Dolli vcr, who has been ono of tho men
who helped draft tho Hepburn bili,
and a leader in the tight to prevent
tho adoption of amendments. Only
Senator Clapp supported this sugges
tion, whloh had been made informal
A vote was then had on the ques
tion who should roport the bill result
ing as follows:
For Senator Tillman-Aldrich,
Kean, Foraker, Crano and MoLaurln.
For Senator Dollvor-E.kins, Olapp
and Newlands.
Not votmg- -Dollvcr, Tillman and
Before thc Eeislon today tho result
was in doubt. Tbs division of the Re
publican senator,, on the question of
jndioial review of orders of the inter
state oommeroe commission left thc
Domooratlo members lu absolute con
trol. It was apparent that if they
divided tho court review amendment
would bo?adopted. Tho minority mern
bors, aftor vainly trying to got to
gcther last night, held a second con*
ferenoo oarly this morning. Tho ex
pression at the oonferenoo wa-i to re
port tho bill without recommandation
of any oharaoter, but tho agreement
was not binding. With that under
standing the D..-moorats wont into the
moetlng. The minority did not mak
its decision known and the Hepburn
bill was takon up and tho "oonscrva
tlvo Republican ilotlon" sought to
amend the first Motion. At that june
turo Senator Deliver, loading tho
forces that wero opposed to amend
ments, read a tole^ram from Senator
Cullom asking that ho be recorded
against all amendments than were not
recommended by tho committee unan
Imousty and to oast hi? vote for the
Hepburn bill as it oamo from the
Senator Dolt ver thon moved to re
port tho Hepburn bill favorably as lt
was passed by tho home and said tim
on tba-, ho would demand that Sena
tor Cullom's vote bo reoordod. Th:s
precipitated a lining up on tho o dy
important contention and tho Domo
crabs desired tlrno for further oonsu -
tatton. A recess was than taken until
2 p. m. The four minority member
present withdrew to bt natur Tillman s
committee room and then deoldcd to
stand as a unite for tho Hophu^n bill,
with tho roservatK-n provided In the
resolution that wa? llnally adopted.
Whon tho cammltteo reassembled
Senator Deliver culed for a vote un
his motion, which was takon with tho
result given abi.ve.
S nator Tillman, who was uoslgna
ttd lo report tue Hepburn bill, said I
after the oomm.ttco adjourned:
"It was an uncxpeolod, and, In one
sense, an undesired honor and respon
sibility that was thrust upon m^. Af
far as I am able I will endoa.o. to ao
coro the passage of the bill through
Hie renato with suoh amendments as
will nuke lt more acceptable to tho
business Interests of tho country and
remedy the evils which have produoed
such widespread agitation. Tho policy
ls essantlally Demooratlo. ''".o pro
posod bill has tho unanimous support;
of the Domoorats of the house and I
hope that with a few slight amend
ments lt will get the same support In
the senate. "
Senator Tillman said that oho of
the orst essential amendments he
should endeavor to procure looks to
"the absolute divoroo of publlo oar?
rlers, &s suoh, from the production ot
omi, as minors, which condition of
monopoly has created suoh a strong
feeliug of dissatisfaction and anger In
the bituminous and anthracite coal
regions." Ile has already drafted an
amendment covering this point. He
Bald that something also ought to be
donn to compel the trunk lines to
make connection with Bpurs and feed
ing lines and glvo them fair treatment
I tho distribution of oars and offer
oqual facilities with other shippers.
Senator Tillman stated that In
making the report on the bill he would
not prepare a formal analysts for pre -
seutatlon to the sonate, but that the
report would simply transmit the ac
tton to tho senate together with tho
synopsis of tho testimony taken be
fore tbe committee. Ho said he would
press tho bill with the view of having
the discussion oommenoed as sion as
convenient and possible.
Phe Tossed Her Children from the
Fall Biver Steamer Fly.
The open door of a state room which
had been occupied by a woman kind
three young children on a trip ot the
Fall Uiver Line steamer Plymouth,
from New Ycrk to Fall River, Mass.,
early Tuesday morning lcd to the dis
covery that Mrs. John Waiters of
Brooklyn, N. Y., had taken tho lives
of her three little ones and then her
own. Mrs. Walters apparently had
thrown overboard her two daughters
and infant son and then jumped after
Investigation by the attaches of tho
steamer Indicated that the tragedy oc
curred between midnight and 3.30 a.
m., the fsot of tbe state room being
unoccupied having been discovered
Just before the Plymouth made the
Newport landing. Tho woman left two
notes addressed to her husband. In
one penciled on the back of an enyo -
ope she begged forgiveness; In tho
other, written on wrapping papor, she
ii y ld that she "had worried" until Bhe
feared insanity and could not boar to
leave the children.
Somo hours after the arrival of the
Plymouth at hor port, Dwight Brady
son of Capt. James Brady, oollector
of the port of Fall River, identified ar
ticles found In tho state room as be
longing to his slstor, Mrs. Watters,
who apparently was coming to Fall
River to visit her relatives. Mrs. Wat
tors was about 30 years of age. Her
children were: Helen, aged 4; Doro
thy, 2 years, and an infant son of ten
A dispatch from New York says
john W. Watters ls manager of the
Insurauoe bureau of the nationol As
sociation of Manufacturers. Ho was
prostrated wbon told of his wife's
death. To a business aasoolato, Mr.
Watters said that his wife had been
subject to short spells of Insanity and
that she spent some time in a sani
tarium several years ago. Mr. Wat
ters said his wife's troubles were en
tiroly Imaginary and that their home
life was always happy.
Mrs. Watter's mental affection,
which It was thought had been prac
tically cured, took the form of a do -
porato anxiety for her children.
Tho Governor Will Soon Sign the Re
formatory Act.
Tho reformatory bill, which exoited
ao much Interest during its passage by
thc g?n*rtl assembly, will soon bc
signed by tho governor and will bo
como a law.
Tho bill provides for tho establish
ment of tho reformatory and tho ap
pointment by tho governor of a board
of Bevon pcraons-all men-bo control
lt. In addition to theso persons, the
governor, the State superintendent of
oduoatlon and the attornoy genera!
are ex-olllolj members. Tho momhors
hold their places on the board on a
varying scalo of years, tc-wit: two for
two yoarp, two for four years and three
for six years. Tho remuneration Is S3
o'- diem and four cents mileage
A.H goon as the board is appointed It
--viii moot in that olt> to select a loo?
tlon for tho school and prcoeod t<
oulld it.
Into tho Institution will go white
boys bobwoon eight and 10 years old,
voluntarily oommltted by thoir pa
r snts or by thetmelves Or, if a mag
lstrato or circulo Ju ige deems b.^st,
boy criminals oan be s ::;t to tho re
formatory In tho oaie of a voluntary
c-mmltmont, a olrcult, probate - or
county oourt judge Inspects tho pa
noys shall, except upon a conviction
for orimo, remain until 21 yearB of
ago, unless sooner dismissed, this dis
missal hoing obtain? d from the govor
nor, a circuit oourt Judgo, a supreme
c urt just!co or tho board of trustees
Tho board may also allow the boys
leave on probation If fleshed.
Whon tho reformatory lo establish
ed, the present Lexington reformatory
will bo usod for oolorod boys, remain
ing unilor the control of tho ponitcn.
tlary as lt ls now.
An appropriation of $4,600 ls made
for the reformatory, and also a p r
capita tax will be collected monthly
from thc counties In proportion to the
numbor of their rcspco'lvo Inmates.
Stabbeil to Death.
Oharlle Knerson, a farmer w?.s
h tabbed to death on tho ttreots cf
Lamar, Darlington county, on Satur
day night. It ls not known who did
lt, but two nogroos are suspected and
are under arrest.
Three* Cadets Burned to Death
and Min* Injured at
At Kenyon, Ohio, Where Severa
Buildings Were Destroyed, Ret*
utting tn a Financial Lois
of One Hundred Thous
and Dollars. Partial
ly Insured.
Three are deal and nine seriously
lajured and several others more tr
less hurt as a result of a fir? whleh
destroyed Milner hall, Kenyou Mili
tary academy, Delano Mid North halla
and North annex at Gambler, Ohio,
early Saturday. Tim tko broke out at
4 a. m. while the students and "col-~
lege authorities were aslo'p and
quickly spread through the building?
named, which were consumed. The
search for tho missing boys, the bod*
les of whom it ls now certain, are In
one ruins, was kept up till late Satur
day afternoon wben the walls of the
burned strnotures fell and their re
covery is now regarded as Improbable
for soi.iO time.
The'search during the day was Im
peded by the faot that the ruins were
still red hot and made passage through
ohem nearly impossible. Tbe falling
wallB bnv.iy missed Dr. Pierce, presi
dent of Kenyon, aud Regents Wlant
and Williams, who were leading a
party of resouors through the ruins.
Che dead and Injured are all students
of tho military aoademy and Old Ken?
Parents, sisters and brothers of the
dead* and injured students arrive on
every train. The news of the fire
spread quickly all over the State and
telegrams were sent at once by the
college authorities to parents of the
beys injured. The messages were not
made alarming; but even while mildly
stating the oase aroused grave appre*
nenslons and the anxious fathers and
mothers have rushed to aid their
loved ones.
The property loss by the dastrao??'
tion of the buildiugs is estimated ab '
8100,OJO with 60 per cent, insurance.
Following ia a Hat of the missing
and injured :
Missing, believed ' '-'-'*? ..V
Henderson, Everett, 18, of Illinois.
Kunkel, Winfield Scott, 16, of Asba?
bula, O.
Fuller, James J., 18, of Warren, O.
The Injured: Barnes, Harry 0.,
Cleveland, splno injured and leg brok
en from jumping four stories, may
die; Baker, Lenox W., Cleveland, in
ternally injured, jumped four stories;
Nicholson, J. Underwood, Steuben
ville, terribly burned about body.aiay
die; Shannon, R A., Wellsville, lOY
baa i y bruised from jumping; Thier-*
weokner, Homer, Oak Harbor, O.,
badly burned about tho arms; Blerell,
A. G., Columbus, feet badly burned;
Galway, F. R , commercial master,
Ad min, M ?cu., internally injured,
may die; Dorsey, W. O., Dallas, Tex
as, b&div bruised, jumped three stor
ies; Brown, Arthur, Cincinnati, stu
dent of 0:d K nyon, badly out whllo
as-dsting m tuc resoue.
Barnes was one of tho last to leave
the Delano hall, and jumped from the
fourth story window into a blanket.
Tho blanket gave way and he was
precipitated onto tho pavement, sus
taining injuries to tho l ack. One leg
wp? broken, He will die.
E ghty-flvo boys wer) in the dormi
tory when tho fire broko out. An ef
fort was made to effoot the military
formation but tho younger student
forgot their military training and
rushed about tho burning building In
a panlo, shrieking and orying for help.
Fell KiK'tiy Feet.
The mangled remains of three whlfts
men were found Wednesday morning
beneath a high trestle of the Liais
vllle and Nashville railroad leading to
moir bridge across the. Tonnes*?
ri vor. Several hours labor they were
identidad by Dr. C. B. Jones of Soar
borougu, Tenn., as three young mea
,vho lived In his vicinity, Wm. Dun
naway, Wm. Turpin and Jamos Gara
bio. All were unmarried. Dunna
way and Turpin wore 30 years of age
and Gamble only io They were green
country boys and the theory advanced
ls that they stepped from the train,
immediately after tho station name
tad boen cal hid, while the train was
standing on tho trestle which ls folly
80 feet high. Turpin's body was
nu nd lying across that of Dunaway.
wnllo Gamble's bod} was not more
than three feot fr m the other two.
Hook HniiKOd,
Johann H ?oh, tho wife murderer,
vas hat-god at Oblongo on Friday. He
*as dead two minutes after the trap
vas sprung. A short timo before the
hour bet u/r too execution Roch's at
t irneys (Hod a position in fe tmitrn
s at c. olrouit o urb asking Federal In
terventlo.i to save H ooh. Tue petition
aid that ti e State authorities were
ndeavorlng to exoute Hool? In viola
don of the Fourteenth amendment of
the Constitution and without dut pro
cess of laws. T-ie petition wa? di
A B >rr> Follow.
Tho sorriest man on earth ls the
follow, who will sit around and cuss
his own town If I lived astride ot
tho north pole 1 would call lt home
and ba ready to boost lt up. If I
could not say any thlhg nice about lt
L would say that my ice bill didn't
oome high: I would not stay In a
town I had to ouss-not while the
world ls as big as lt ls now,
A White Fiona.
A dlspatoh from Andalusia, Ala.,
says that a white man namod Cox baa
been arrested on suspicion cf being aa
accessory to the assault on Mm J. L.
Bay at that place Thursday, for which
the negro Pedigree was shot to death
by a posse Wednesday. Cox was ar
*sit*d Rt Georgiana, Ala,

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