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UT?, "XL
NO. 12.
Chief of Police White Shots and
K?ls Farmer Ashley
At llanca Path. S C., and the Friends
of the Dead Man Wanted to Lynch
White, but Troops Were
Sent lo fhe Scene at
A terrible tragedy was enacted at
ITonea Path on last Thursday after
noon, as a reai't of whloh John Mar
lon Ashley was killed. A dispatch to
Th' State says (Jhlcf of Polio J White
undertook to arrest a son of Mr. Ash
ley when Mr. Ashley drew his pistol
and attempted to shoot Mr. White,
whereupon Mr. White drow hts pistol
and ll red twice In quick succession,
both balls taking tlVeot, one entering
the chest ai d the other the stomach.
Mr. Ashley also lind twice, one bali
grazing Mr. u o es thumb. After
this M White turned and walked
into Hoi.a d s, when ho was tired at
by some ono from behind tho store.
There vv s a large crowd In town
and considerable excitement prevailed
for a time. Reports were ourrcut that
an attempt would be made to lynch
Mr. White and the sher.if was telo
graphed for and later thc governor
was asked to sula company here to
prevent pOBbibh iilu. dabed. Thc sher
iff and a oompuiij I rem Anderson
have arrived and eveij toing is quiet
at this hour, Mr. White suriendered
to the sheri ir and has been seht to
Anderson. This is the Hist homicide
that has occurred within three miles
of Ilonca Path. Whlto reoelved one
Excitement was high when shoot
ing took plaoo and all kinds of wild
rumors wert u ll oat as to the Intentions
of the Ashioys, who were in Honea
Path in laigc numbers. So far they
have done nothing except watoh close
ly what they think is the hiding
place of white, threatening to kill him
at ilr?fc sight. Tho military company
to give the best protection to the "po
liceman. The whole town was armed
and had tho Ashley's attempted to
reach White a bloody riot would have
John Marlon Ashley dlod about 10
o'clock Thursday night. Cap;. P. K.
McCuliy, Jr., arrived with the mili
tary cOmpauy Lom Anderson on a
special train at the si?mc hour. Slier
iff Green accompanied the troops and
took oom mano of conditions In Hon ea
Path Immediately on uls anlv.il. Po
liceman White was placed cn the
special train ai d taken to Anderson
for safe keeping, ll i vwts shot In Un
hand ano is nm seriously hurt. While
exo tcment was Intend: imme(ilatel>
after tho shooting, it gradually sub
sided as time, passed and when the
military arrived tho streets were c.ear
ed and order was rei tor ed, Tue Ashl< j
clan began to tl In out.
The Stale sa:.s news of the trouble
reached Columbia aoout nevon o'clock
Thursday mghl, in a message Lo ? v
Beyward, asking him to take steps ti
prevent fur.her trouble, lt seemed to
be feared that tho Ashleys would au
tempt to lynch Whlto If he made an
(Wort to get away from thc In,uso to
which he went after the shooting.
Gov. Hey ward at enc got Into commu
nication with Sheriff Green of Auder
son and instructed him to go at once
to thc scone and ordered the Anderson
militia company to turn outsubjret
to the orders of the sheriff, giving in
struotlons also that a Sp?cial train be
secured to take thc sherill' and militia
to linnea Path. Sher, ir (Leen was al
ready preparing to go, although he
was &lck, and ho inuit di ute I y proceed
ed unrier the governor's Instructions.
Capt. P. K, McCuliy, Jr., soon had
his company natl/ tu h ave Anderson.
35 strong, and the trip to Hom
Path wa8 evidently mane ina short
time, lt is ton milos from ?nderst n
to helton over the hine Ridgo railroad
and eight miles from Belton to Hones
Path over the Columbia and Green
ville division of tho Southern. When
the party reached Honea Path White
was al mci Hecured, wm,out any
trouolo (rom him, of course, and wah
taken to Anderson hy thc BherilL
Capt. McCuily, lt seem?, remained in
charge of tho situation at Honea
Honea Path ls In the county cf An
derson, but the killing of the negro
Allen Pendleton last September, In*
which John Marion Ashley and others
wero Implicated, took place a few
miles from tho town of Honea Path
in Abbeville county, tho town being
very near tho linc. John Mailon Ash
Icy was one of the mon under indict
ment for the killing < f Pendleton.
The case agaii st them was to bay*
been bearii at the Court In Abbeville
last month, but was postponed.
Pendleton, it win be remembered,
killed young Jim Moore OM! lu turn
washlms.lt 'I) nohed" by "unknown
parties," foi wh c i deed warrautH
were taken . ut for John Marlon Ash
ley, J. h Mooro, the father of tho
boy killed, John, ,1 sh and will
Mooro, his brothers, S;im lilghy and
Hugh B wen, John Marion Ashley
was ari uncle by marriage of Hie bOj
Jim Moore, and according to tho evi
dence at th' Inquest he was the leader
Of the gai.g who took Pendleton to
the woods.
John Marlon Ashley ls a cousin of
tho Justly celebrated "Clil/.m" Josh
Ashley, who lias for so many years
represented Anderson county In the
legislature. Members of tho Ashby
family have had serious trouble be
fore this with tho police of Honea
Path. Policoman White, ?t seems, has
not long been on tho forco of Honea
Bequest Blank Feature lovived in
all Dispensaries and Goods
May bo Bent Hack.
Tbo new state board rf dlsponsary
directors assumed control of the busi
ness Wednesday af lot noon, adopting a
sensation set of resolutlonal as a
starter in what promises to bo an im
proved and highly interesting admin
istration. The resolutions assort that
"several huudred thousand dollar?
worth of high priced goods" have
been purchased by tho old board "with
oo legal record of purchase" and ap
parcutly "not ordered shipped in ac
cordance with law." Therefore, the
resolutionB say, tho board will em
ploy tho best counsel it can find and
lu tho event this suspicion is confirm
ed "the shippers of these goods will
bo notltled that these goods aro hore
sui j .ot to their orders, and the same
must be removed at once."
The resolutions go on to tnstruo'.
the derk to publish a complete in
vjice of the goods on hand, seo that
the people of tho state c\n and will
see the condition of ai?airs at the
state dispensary on thc 1st of March,
And "tho commlssoner ls hereby
instructed not to rtcdve any foods
claimed to have been bought by 01 r
predecessors in ellice, or any goods
now Li transit; and that no goods
whatever shall bo ordered except
goods purohased by the present bjarc1
of directors."
Too dispensary investigating com
mitten is called upon to furnish the
names or any whiskey houses sus
pected of unfair dealings with the
state "so that weean holdup their
Tim request blank feature of the
lav/ which Senator Tillman "roasted"
the old board for allowing to fall imo
disuse is called back Into operation
in no uncertain terms, delinquents In
this respect to bo Jerked up before
the governor.
Another recommendation of S n%
tor Tillman Is carried nv*, in chang
lug the form of the advertisement for
bids so as to put them on a competi
tivo basis.
Although the state dispensary is in
urgent need of certain lines of sup
plies only about $1,200 worth of pur
chases wero made lu cheap goods to
supply immediate needs. The board
ac journed to meet again on the 20th
when tho legality of on robases made
by tho old ooavd' will bo further can
The annual stock-taking now in
progress will not bo complete for sev
eral days. Commissioner Tatum esti
mates the stock oe band at the state
dispensary at 840,OOO. Probably more
than that amount 1? in the sub-dis
pensarlos throughout tho state.
Five oasof high priced whli-koy are
n iw standing in tho yards, Commis
.doner Tatum having refused them,
flow much more is on tho road is not
known. Tho old board has not yet
made its report to the legislature. The
only member of the old board present
to transfer the business to tho new
board was Mr. Boykin.
Tne new board gave out a i umber
of clerical J ibs today. M. H. M,mlrv
was made clerk of Hie board to >u -
coed G. ll. Chalks, resigned, J S J
(Taust, of B mbcrg, was ma le general
b okkcepor to MIC oed Mobley, Miss
Sadie Thrailktl), ot Riohburg, succeeds
M:SH Flore; ce Mclvfu zlo as Stenog
rapher to tue board and Wi.H im V.
Lamnr, of Coln*xbia, si creeds Joo L
LViorp as Insp otor,
The resolutions, which will creato
so much Interest, were introduced by
Mi j Black. They were unanimously
A Petri Hail Dody.
Recently G. W. McKown, B. P.
Macomson and Kenyon McGraw had
occasion to take up thc rcmahtB of a
Indy relative who was buried in the
Serv'co grave yard, about soven miles
from Galfuey, aud move lt to another
gravo in the same cemetery. When
they dug down to the box and attemp
ted to move it tliey found it too heavy
for ttic help nt hand to move. They
opened the collin and to their ama ci
ment they found that tho body was
partly petrified. Too head and feet
had decayed but the rest of tho bony
wai perfeot. The body was re enterod
as was at first plannod. This lady was I
one of Gaffuey'8 most highly respeoted
and bust beloved ladies.
Miii'ttor and Muioitlo.
A dispatch from Augusta, Ga., says
M L Coben, a young Hebrew, at an
early hour Thursday morning after
retiring with ids wife at a house on
Market street, Secured a gun, shot his
wifo and then himself. Ho died in
stantly. Thc woman never regained
c lusciousness, and died a short while
sf tor being f> und several hours later.
Tney came from Savannah a few days
ago. They wero married hore six
weeks ago.
Editor KIIIH Editor.
L. Stuckey, editor of The Pcoplo's
Demands, was shot and killed at Col
fax, La , Thursday morning by A. M.
Goodwin, editor of the Colfax Chroni
cle. The c tus i of the tragedy was
the publication of au article by Stuck
ey willoh it is alleged was a rell otlon
on the character of Goodwin. The
Shooting occurred on Mic depot plat
fo.m. Gcodwl Hied three shots, all
of willoh took el?ect, killing Stuckey
almost instant ly
itnuk ExAttilnor.
Tho go vor nor, upon the recommen
dation of tim banks, has appointed L.
C. llollcraan, assistant cashier of the
pooplo's bank of Anderson, bank exa
miner. Mr. Holloman ls .'i6 years old
and a "no business mau. Thu sunny
la i.1,000 and traveling expenses, and
ho ls to have an assistant at a salary
of $l,f?no:
Flit y Mtorlna.
New York ls to havo a skyscraper
50 stories In height, the top of which
will be erected at Broadway and Llb
erty street by tho Singer Manufactur
ing oompany.
Hasty Found Quilty of Murder
With Plea of Mercy.
After Receiving Sentence of Life Int
m in 011 m cut io the Penitentiary the
Prisoner Bicaks Down and
Weep? With His Friends
in thc Court House
After deliberating for something
over twelvo hours tho Jury charged
with the trial of George Hasty, at
Gaffney, for the murdor of Milan Ben
nott, brought in a verdict on Tuesday
morning of last week of guilty with a
recommendation to mercy. While
uo accurate poll could be atcertalned,
it is understood that tho majority of
thejjurors stood for oapital punish
ment and acquittal was not an Issue.
Shortly after 8 o'clook tho Judge re
paired to tho court room and the ver
dict was aunounced. The news of
thc agreement of the Jury spread the
city like wildlife Since tho men re
mained out so lojg, the prediction
waa expressed that a mistrial would
But the verdict was a triumph of
law and order and decency. It vin
dicated tlio majesty of the law, and
will stand as a warning to those who
think that by any meena they can
ride blip shod over what ls decent and
-rdcrly, and lu doing so spill human
blood and lightly csoapo. Tho senti
ment In G.ilTney was strong'y against
the oonrioted man. The good people
of Oherckte county do not want to go
on record as upholding or countenanc
ing him and their vcrdiot is the besl
evidence < f their opinion.
At 9 30 o'clock court conv. ned. At
borueys for defendant gave motion of
a new trial, whloh was overruled.
After a bhort time George Hasty,
handcuffed, and acc( mpanlod by au
officer, walked down the aisle from
tho main entrance >t tho oourt room
in au erect and Indifferent manner
On reaching thc ohanccl of thc bar,
inside of which he was soon to sit, lie
pleasantly exchanged the greetings of
tho day with Col. George Johnstone,
leading c musel of the defense, who
wan comfortably seated near a steve.
Ile found his accustomed plaoo ln.siiie
tho railing, and beo^me an apparently
uniuterested and indifferent specta
Judge Memmingor asked .if tho de -
fendant was ready for sentence of
court to be lmposod. Mr. H. K. Os
borne, of counsel for tho defense,
stated that thc motion for a new trial
would not ba argued-lb would ho lt fe
with the court. But au etfort would
be made for the arrest of judgment
under tho act ,of 1906, under which
this court ls held, whloh limits the
session for one week, and that under
I his rule the verdict rendered after
midnight last Saturday was null and
void, and world eliminate tho passing
ot sentence. The court replied that
he would be governed by section 27
which he had in view when ho carrico
tho case over, and further stated that
it would bo left to thc supreme conn
to be tlie a; bl 1er.
When the judge again a^ked If the
prisoner wa? ready for sentence, thc
te ply was, "subject to our motion,"
rue court said, "lam going to over
rule boab motion; are you ready for
Mr. Osborne replied, "We have no
further moiion, your honor."
Tuc pii-jonor was then directed to
baud up. George Hasty arose and
stood erect with his face iqiaroly
facing the judge. There was not the
slightest bat of an eyelid, tho faintest
quiver or twitch of tho muscles o?
features to indicate bliab he was in
any way Impressed by the solemnity
of the occasion, hub thero sab the
Judge lo his ermine -there were the
cUlcers of thc c mrb-aboub bim pris
oner were his lav/vers and In tho rear
In tho room some bhtee hundred poo
Plie scene was dramatic and Judge
M.?. mminger, in addressing bho pris
oner, said:
"You have been tried here on
ohargo of murder and you have sulT^r
ed the fearful and horrible ordeal of
the lasb live days In which your life
has been hanging in thc balance. 1
havo endeavored to give you an abs)
lutely fair and Impartial trial. You
have boen represented by able and
earnest counsel. You have had bhe
I bcnetlb of a moat completo and able
defense. I may have erred in the
Conduct of your (case, lt In possible,
I bub 1 do nob think so. 1 have given
you my best judgment and best
thought in t>lHs case, The Jury lias
convicted you and given you the beuc
ht of thc law, which reduces the pun
ishment for murder from hanging to
imprisonment for life. The courb has
no discretion In tho matter.
' Havo yon anything to say why
sentence should not bo pronounced on
Tue prisoner replied through coun
sel. "Nothing, but what has been
Tuc ccu rb said:
' Listen now tn bbc sentence of the
law. lb being h quired of tho defen
dant, George Hasty, whether he bath
anything bo say why sentence should
nob bc pronounced against him, and
he saying nobbing bo bbc contiary ex
copb whab has already been said, lt h.
hereby ordained and lb is thc sent enco
of thu law that he, George Hasty,
from henceforth and hereafter, bo
contincd ab bard labor In tho State
penitentiary for the remainder of his
natural lifo,"
After concluding bhosentoncc Hasty
resumed his scat.
Af ber receiving Mw sentence of
doom i so solemnly and impressively
ubbcrcd by tho Judge, aa ho stood
sbrong, youthful and full of lifo in tho
sunlight that beamed through lue
windows of tile courb room, and re
scabing himself, lb appeared bhab Has
ty was a man of iron. For live days
he had pasBcd tho ordeal and lt seem
ed that tho crucial test surely ha l
boon experienced. Was tho man
really mado of Iron? Was thero any
man nur in which to roaoh his heart;
or was he to any degree susceptible to
gentler or enne hiing Influences?
Then the unexpected happenod and
In a very abrupt and startling manner.
His honor had retired to tho autc
room and there was astir and hustle
about the cjurt room. li v. Kniest
Ross, a young minister, walked to the
scat of Hasty and placed his arm
around the unfortunate young man.
Then the pont up feelings of a week,
tho latent springs of emotion burst
forth lu a torront of tears. Tho
young man wept unceasingly, without
sound, but tho silenca wat) more pain
ful and awful than tho sharp shrill
cry of many babes or women. Hon
was a strong man in agony. The
minister wept with him. Presently
they were J lined by John Kltohlns, a
harbor and close friend of the prisoner
he is a youth of slight build, light
complexion with hair to match and
blue eyes. Ho too wept. The three
made a strange plo! uro as they g'oup
ed ti gether around a desk in the
ohancal cf the bar, while a short JIS
lance off several leading lawyers car
ried on a lively conversation, Inter
pnr.od with laughs and smiles, to
tally oblivious of tho groat grlof only
a few feet away. When the minister
departed Kltchlus remained with
Hasty. Tho two sat together In tho
chancel and throughout tho talk tear-,
would trickle down Hasty's ohcek and
bia companion sorrowed with him.
After remaining In court room for
an hour after sentence had baen pro
nounced thc handcuffs were placed on
Hasty by thc slier!fl and he was ac
companied again to the county Jill,
where he will romain until the su
[rcrao court dually settles the matter
whether or not ho will get another
trial. In the event he falls the re
mainder of his lifo will be sp^nt lu
the penitentiary.
Miss Sheridan and Miss Bishop were
uot present when sentence was pass?e
on tho mau who had deprived each of
her Intended husband. Those young
women who, during their stay her.
have boen shown many courtesies am
attentions in Gaffney, will return le
morrow and Ti ursday to their north
ern hom's. Miss Bishop goes to
Cnlcago i>nd Miss Sheridan to N.^w
York. Thc writer has lt on excellent
authority that the verdict of the j irv
ls satisfactory to these young women,
who have i uff red so much as tho re
sult of tho tragedy.
Mr. J. G. Otts, pf counsel for the
prosecution, received a telegram from
N. M. Coraleigh, president of thc Ac
tors' S cloty of Amcrloa, which reads
as fi "Ho.vs:
"Congratulations to yeti and ot har
gentlemen, who so admirable con
(1 tic ted prosecution. Compliments to
Mr. Sease and thanks to you all for
magnificent defence of ladies' charao
tera against Johnstone s cowardly as
SUUU"" _?_- . -:'?
S'x Oh 11 (iron Dmippoar in New York
ht Two J)nyn.
A dispatch from New York says
Into thc mysterious maze of the me
tropolis six children have vanished
from their home? since Monday with
out leaving a singlo clew to aid their
relatives and the police In thc scaroh
which ls being made for them.
Albertina Wolr,z, fifteen years old,
oreti y und tall, left her home at. No.
5.18 East O.io Hundred and Fifty
third street, Moi d'.y morning to go to
her wi rk ai tho B ?torprise Dyeing
c mpatiy's plant at C .bimbos avenue
aud. Eighty rd f th street. Shebas not
boen seen since, although every efl rt
has bc n made to lind tier. lier par
ents hollow that she has been kidnap
Margaret Kemp, aged thirteen
years, and E ina Wyalss, aged ten,
temporarily held at thc Laura Frank
lin home and hospital for treatment,
wore Been talking to a strange man
Monday afternoon on the hospital pi
azza. The) have not been seen since
although they were dressed In thc
gray uniform of thc home, and are be
mg Bought by the police, the Gerry
society and their relatives.
Thomas Rawlins, aged eighteen, of
No. 1514 Loxlugton avenue, Invited
Annie Hyams, aged sixteen, of No.
115 lCtst NInetv-eighth street, to go
mit and get some soda water with him
Monday ev Mug. The b iy displayed
$50 in tho store. After leaving thc
s Gi re nothing has boon seen of the
youth and his companion.
General alarms have been sont out
In the case of each of tho missing
children, nn I all tho policemen cf ev
ery precinct have been searching for
them, but in vain so far.
Aluritorei Kroml,
Word renelle i Booncville, Owsley
county, Ky., Fri ny, that ti e Court
. -f Appeals .had denied a rehearing
to Hiram Brandenburg, who was re
ce?? ly "on vic ted of tuc murder of
li h;rt Lynch. At an carly hour
that morning half a dozen friends of
the condemned man entered tho rosl
in nee of the J iller, John B ker, and
at tho point of their pistols lompel-'
.erl him to opou tho door of tho | risou
and release lils prisoner. Thoy lo. k
t d the jailer In tho cell with his own
keys. The Jailor says he ls curtain
he dOi.s not know who tho men were,
in? J UK Ti *ilo.
.'How does thc Jug trade hold out?
queried a Herald reporter toan em
p oyfl of tho S iUthom F.".?:re:,:; 0 mpa
iiv Friday. There is a s i/ht Increase,
you might say, Instead of thoscvonty
iive gal.on per day average, lt would
bo a conservative estimate to put lt
any when frrm e ghty to ninty K al
lons pi r cay. On nome daw Fr.
day and Saturdays for instare?, Mitre
ls a tremendous rush; but tho average
throughout the week will hold good
at eighty or ninety gallons per day.
This from the Spartanburg Herald
shows that the jug trade in that city
ls flourishing.
Pound In a Tree.
When a inanity or nitroglycerine
exploded near Wllllamston, W. V.,
two wcoks ago, II D. Korr was driv
ing a wagon lu which lt was being
carrhd. All that could bo found of
him Immediately after tho cxplos'on
was a few pieces of flesh and these
wero shipped to Ohio for burial. Fri
day lila lacerated body was found In a
troo three hundred fuel from tho
soeno of the explosion.
Over Twelve Hundred Mea En
tombed in a Furnace.
Hundreds af Bodies Have Beca i ak....
Ont. France ls Shocked by the
Magnitude of the Catastrophe
the Worst in Mining
A rllspatch from Paris says a min
ing catastrophe of lncaluable horror
and magultude has strlokcn thc great
coal centre of northern France. An
explosion of ilrc-damp at 7 o'olook
SaliV'day morning carried death and
destruction throughout tho network
of o: al mines cantered at Courriero,
and Uro followed tho explosion, mak
lrg ..'cseue difficult, and almost Im
p itsible. All France has been pro
foundly shecked by the magnitude of
rho disaster, which is said to be the
greatest in the history of continental
T ie scene of thc catastrophe ls the
mountainous mining region near L?ns
in the department if PaL-dc-Calais.
Hore are huddled small hamlets of
Lin1 mine workers, who operate the
mose procHio:lve ooal mines lu France.
Tr o subterrant an chambers form a
s ri: s of tunnels. Six of the outlets
aro near Duns, and others aro at
(Joui-rh.re, Verdun and many other
points Thc output of theuo mines ls
par:jcuU).rv aombustiule and ls largely
u?eft in the manufacture of gas ano
in smelting. About 2,000 minen*
wo) k the group of mines and, with
.heh' families, mako a population of
from 0,000 to 8,000 souls
The catastrophe took piacc shortly
af?Cr 1 70;J man hdd descended luto
tiie. mino Saturday morni-ig. There
wai a deafening explosion which wr s
foll ?wed by the cages and ui.nA g ap
paratus biiug hurled from thc moutn
of the Courlere mino. Men and h( rst s
nomby outside the mino were oithei
stunned or killed. Tho roof of thc
mthe ellice was t'urn off. Immediately
oliov?1- the explosion the flames
. '..JIU thc mouth of the pit, drlv
?ngfback those without who sought to
enter and dooming thoso within.
The work of attempting to reBOue
tho imprisoned minors was hastily bo
gun by c ni dals, engineers and miner;,
irom tho liurroundlng mlues, who
fronted parties and made heroic ef
forts to penetrate the smoke and foul
gases and bring out the imprisoned
men. The families of the entombed
miners crowned about thc shaft, Beek
lng fathers or husbands and t hreaten
ing in their efforts to obtain details
to force back thc gendarmes who kept
them from the mouth of the pit. Toe
populace of the district is appalled
by the disaster which iff eta overy
household. Those persons who were
rescued were terribly "urned.
It has been learned that cut of
1,705 men who ascended Into the phs
to work, only 501 have come up, leav
ing 1,204 burled In tho three pits.
Throughout the afternoon thc heroic
. ff .rta at rescue were continued, but
nightfall brought thc conviction thai
the entombed mon had been suffocated
and thc dispatch from Lille at 8 46 p.
m. announcing tho number of death at
1,105 appears to romovo tho last hop ;
that others may bo brought to the
surface alive.
Some of the Imprisoned miners
sought to escapa to the pits which re
mained iutaot and several resoues
were made. The first cages oame up
at 10 o'clock with about a dc/.sn half
suffocated men, who were promptly
taken to tho hospital. Among them
was M Voisin, an ongliioor, wno had
attompted to organ /i a succor. To
wards neon wounded workmen began
to lie brought up In tho baskets arid
the bodies of two men were taken from
pit 10. It is fe.>?od the remainder had
been asphyxiated. Assistance reach
ed (Jourricre from all seotlous cf the
department and a large foroeof volun
teers took part In thc efforts mado to
rc; cue tho entombed mlucrs, recover
tli? bodies of Hie killed and help In
I >. killed and help in the work of sal
O ;e of tho rescued minors, Pierre
Daason, said: "I was 280 metres from
thc shaft when I heard a deafening
explosi?n. Tiie air Immediately bt
oimc'iailll id and Ulled with poisonous
vapors, Instinctively 1 groped m>
way toward tin-{bottom of the shaft of
pit 2, neat willoh I found a number cf
suffocating comrades who had fallen
helpless lu thc galleries and were ory
i?.g for assistance, 1 assisted them to
mount, the trohoy and thus thoy were
mauled to reach the shaft." A state
jfstupor and desolation prevails ovei
che Courriero mining reg O i. Tue
most agonizing seems aru witnessed
at tho pit mouths and the gendarmes
xpertence the utmost difficulty In re
straining the crowds of people eager
to ascertain tho fate of their relativos.
Thc chief engineer of the di part
ment Pa-i-di-Jal?is, M. Lion, says
that tho lire broke out In tho pit at
3 o'clock last Monday afternoon and
the engineers coped with lt as best
obey were able, but that Friday, hi
ing unable to master lt, thoy olosed
ail thc outlets. Fissures, he thinks,
must have formod which permitted
thc gases to o; cipo and these becom
ing Ignited, resulted In an explosion.
Oao of tho engineers of the mine says
that the cn go was unable to des send
moro than 160 metres, whllo tho gal
lery where tho miners aro entombed
ls 50 metres farther down.
Rescuers wno descended In this cago
report having heard distinctly the Im
prisoned men tapping on tho water
pipes, hut tho hopo that ?vas rekindled
hy tilla statement was extinguished
hy l?ti'xinoor Loon, who ostlmatod
that 5.6 would tako eight days to dis
lodge tho dobrls in tho shaftB, and
that meanwhile the minors would die,
either from starvation or asphyxiation
The latest news news reooivod in
ra ri ? ls to the effoob that rescuers
were still at work, but wero making
slight progress, their work being most
difficult and dangerous. Up to the
present time 150 bodies have been
taken from pits 10 and ll, all the
having been asphyxiated.
A Torrlblo Tr?KOtly tn Atlanta
Caused by JoAlouoy.
At Atlanta on Friday Mrs. Edward
M. Sandi U r, aged 25 years, shot and
killed ber sister, Miss Ohaipell Whine
man t, aged 18, alleging that she com
mitted the deed because of her hus
band's attention to her vloMm. The
dead glrlw.'.s to have been married
thin week to a young business mar
of Seneca, S. C , and all plaus for the
marriage had. been practically com
Mrs. Sandlfer went early Friday to
tho home of her brother lu-law, D
P. Dunham, with whose family MIHS
Whlsemant made her homo, and en
tered the sleeping room of her Bister.
What words passed between the two
were known only to the two, but soon
four shots rang out and Miss Whlss
mant fell, wounded in in the breast
just above tho heart, and in other
vital parts. She died half and hour
later without having spoken.
Mrs. Standifer went to her home
and telephoned to her brother lu
law's borne, asking if Miss Whlsouant
was dead. Being Informed that she
had died, M s. Standifer expressed no
regret for her act, and said she
would f dlow Mr. Dunham's advice
and surrender to the police. She wa*
arrested lator. During the day she
converged freely with the police elli
elals, declaring she had "avenged
her outraged womanhood."
E M Standifer came to Atlante
about two years ago from Gadsden,
Ala., where lie married his wife Hi8
father, he says, is W. E Standifer,
United States marshal at Gadsden,
and his ut c!e, W. H. S aodlfe., he
asserted, is assistant Uolied Scatef
district attorney at boat pl c?.
Ho was detained at the po
lice station af ter his wife was arrest
ed, on the M.sp ob.u that ho m.?.
nave had s< nv guilty knowle' go t
tihe crime Tne oead girl is saul c
baye been engag?e to be married ti
J. E Sitten, o* 8?*nioa, S (J
S. ,H tito . au?
A dispatch from Washington say>
?euator Taiman, s'noo he has bee,
iroughb prominently forward in tin
rate legislation light has mi-.di one
announcement that has been well re
ceived in the Senate and even in the
House. It is to tho effeot that there
ls no neceasity for him to visit th?s
White House for conference with th?
Presldont. "The Senate now has
charge of this matter," ho says, "and
will be able to perfect lt without as
sistance. The president has perform
ed lils duties in the case in making
recommendations to Congress and ip
expressing his views as to what he
thinks ought to be done." Tho ide:<
of Senator Tillman is voiced most
heartily by the Senate.
DJ At ti ot Lieut, i'iko.
Tho Columbia Record syas Rsv. J
M. Pike, of this city, recd ved a tele
gram Thursday morning from For'
Russell, YV yomlng, announcing tb?
death there of his son, Ll? ut. It. S.
Pike, of pneumonia, Biter a short ih
?less. The body will be brought ?u r
for interment and will probably a -
rive Monday. Lieutenant Pike wa
29 years old and was b ?rn in Nova
Scotia. He had entered the arms
before his father located here, but has
visited Columbia and luis many friends
iiere. Ho saw activo service in Cuba
and the Philippines._
A Tain ol' Horror,
Advices received from Buenos Ayres
Argentine R mubllc, state that a Por
tugese meat dealer, named Jose Mo
delry, had been arrested there oharg
cd with murdering men and women
and then selling their flesh as pork.
Modeiry did a nourishing business
until he foll Into the hands of tin
law. The police found the remains of
fourteen human bodies in Modeirv's
shop and when his customors learned
they had been eating humin flesh
they tried to storm the J vii and lynch
the prisoner, but tho ponce prevented
tho maddened people from wtockln^
Women In n Dun.
At Mlddleboro.Ky,, ?In a pistol dud
one day last week bitwon Mrs Allei
Moore and Mrs. Lucy Tuoker as a re
suit of a long time etil ur? I, Frank
Maden was killed by a buil<>t fi m the
rovolver of Mrs. Tucker Too womei
met in frout of a saloon and after ?x
changing a few words drew weap i
Mrs. Tucker was i be il st to open ti .
At the third shot Mrs. Moore turi c
and ran down the s reet uuharmi
Tills shot si ruck Madden, who v.. s
ni ar tim saloon door engaged lu a
game of pool. The caii-u cf to
trouble ls said to have been a l'.vo af
i ' 11 ? ? i - i M who Roosevo t
A dispatch from Washington jay
Senator Tillman stated on Tnursdav
that he did not propose tOClIir &by
proposition to arnaud the Tillman
G Hepple railroad investigation resolu
tion, in accordance with ti.o sugge -
tiens of the pros dent. Ho t?>8 tin
resolution ls btffUient to II u t tue i I)
Jeots intended au i to ois^ro.s wah
the view of 'ho pro pi ,,>t
A N w PfufcNUor,
Tlie boara of trusties of th?: South
Carolina university on Wedin sdav
elected Mr. W. Hand, sup .Intend, ni
of the oily schools of Chester as pro
fessor of pethigfgy. Mr. Hand ls a
flrstr&to school man. it ls not likely
ho will accept, as his salary in his
present position is tho samo as for
tho now position-$1,600. Ho waa
! not a candidate.
l'ut on tho Truck
lion Bradford, a negro, told tho Sa
vannah polioo a very queer story
Thursday. Ho was ploked up on tho
tracks of tho A. C. L., having been
struck by an engine Bon says he
was drugged,robbed and placed upon
the track. Thc polioo are Investigat
ing his story. Ho lost aa arm hy lils
ooutaot with tho train,
MU Kill MU! tl OP HENRY .1 AQU K l
ll Vii HAD A LON? IUOl?H110V10
Sentence of Death Was Passed Thro0
Tears Ago, but Adams Ea
tuned From Jail.
The State supremo oourt has re
manded the ctse of it. A. AdamB to
the olrcult oourt In order that sen
tonco of deatb may be passed. In sus
taining tho appeal of Solicitor Davin,
the supreme oourt in a dignified man
nor appears to rebuke the oinutt
court for ordering a new trial on
"after discovered evidente" after the
caso had been decided upon Ly thc
supreme oourt.
The supreme oourt seems to think
lihat If there were any suoh evldenoe
discovered aftor thc trial (iud discov
ered after duo dlllgcnoo had failed to
bring lt out before) the appeal for a
new trial should have been made to
tho supremo court after that tribunal
had passed upon tho caso in its origl
nal form.
lt. A. Adams killed Henry Jaques
at Cottagevll e, Colleton county, on
the llth of February, 1903 Tho two
men were onncoted by marriage. In
tho trial whloh followed, R. A. Adams
was found guilty of murder and was
?lentcnct d to be hanged on tho 6th of
lune, 1903. Thoso occurenoes were
throe years ago.
Adams escaped from tho O illoton
count; Jill boforo the day set for his
execution. Strange stories came tn
Columbia occasionally, by letter and
otherwise, and Oov. Hey ward ofT>.red
rewards aggregating a large sum foi
thc capture of this man. Too off.'r of
a largo reward han tho eff ;otinteudcr
md tho iUlcers of the law received u
rip that the fugitive would v;slt b i
o ne on a certain night.
Tho posse captured Adams after
mc or two shots had been exchanged
Wain the case oame up In tho olrcu
o -urta yoar ago last March, Mr. Jamo
R Davis, tue solicitor, movid foi
judgment in accordai O? with thcordi a
if tho lupreme oouit, for the case ha J
deeu decided by thu supreme oourt bt
'oro Adams made his etcipo.
Tho condemnation of tuc oourt, in
)>mpllanoe with the vcrdiot of til
jny, was stayed again last Marci),
.veeu ex-Juige D. A. Townsend wat
presiding; for the defendant's attor
neys argued that they had some nev?
vldeo?e and a new trial was granted
v r the solicitor's protest. Mr. Di/1>
nade an appeal to tho supreme court
Tiie opinion flied Friday sustain?
he o intention of Mr Davis and the
supremo oourt says that the ciico.it
oiurt had no Jurisdiction to grant a
new trial. In concluding, tho suprome
v'ourt says;
"The order of tho olroolb oourt li
reversed for want of Jurisdiction ano
the case ls remanded to tho oiroult
court for tho purpose of having a hew
lay assigned for the execution cf the
xontence In conformity with the ac
olon of this oourt. "
At the next term of court che son
.enoe of death will be pronounce*
igaln. It ls probable that tho S^a'..
board of pardons will bo culled upon
lu this case.
.J m t?o i of Al*b in* Sudrciw i Court
Took foo .Much.
Ti n Christian Advoo\te, publlshc-i
> lf.imigium, Ala., reoantly ooo
al ned a o lurg a of drunkenness
.gainst Ais cl it ; Jut lo of the Su
preme Court-John C. Anderson, and
lu Its ourrent lstue it contains.* lette)
from Judge Anderson ack lowledglnu
his guilt. Tao editor cf the newsr-a
per charged that Judgo Anderson,
with two other state t lliolals, was
drunk at thc funeral of Coief Ju st lei
McClellan, At Athens, and lie asker
ttiat all three resign. The edito;
charged that Judge Anderson was s.
drunk that he had to be taken iron
tiie train to tiie hotel by his friends
Judge Anderson, lu a lotter to thi
editor, says that he did tike a li -tb
too much, and add : "I trust and
promise, by the help of God to commit
no act of folly that oin rcfleot up in
me as a o tizan ot hiing In quesMni
t ie r? pu.at iou of an honorable oUloi
li .stowed up >u me by tho g ?od p
plo of my native state."
lt V J. B. Kills, editor Of the nov, -
piper whloh contained the articles
lr pp?d dead J no after reading th
ie K r t f Ju j.' Andiisi n. The newt
pupers <f lue slate tire domiudmg thi
resignation of tho t (Heals who wi ti
charged with bei g druck on this oe
oisslon, Jil ige A iderson when s e
stated that he bad nothing furthoi
to say than i' at, l o 1 d rillen.
Kttfl'ii u n|(j?tr .
A O naha N o., Jules Al hens .i
.) CK Mi cull, well known >ou v
io s men, B'rdvy night c o' t
v f nra of the d c v/. lob o. 0 sh
n Hr q ilflb hl9 claim upon tu > i irl
.VI a ..u'u Baker, a pro>'y ??? on y p
r, f r .vinnie f iv ii bo h nf the <n
?re rival*. W. ttl le th? g i m . wa.
lng played M s M k r s et d b d
DUC u.aged vi a man. After each
won a game, Mitchell threw (our six
and lityng (ff the tie. Miss B k
lu ii b g jd Al-,neus to let lu r pu
i i hun. telling hi xi ho might los .
But a I? be us refused ond threw h
hand hims If H? k'>t a p.ilt of d U s
ind, uf'u rs inking bauds with bo ll
Mttohell and M .-.s Bikor, left, savin,
ho would never o ill '>n her again.
liol MOM ll,tr,Mill,
The C ? u ndia Hoe ?rd says early
Phu sflay morning thc barn of Mr.
Hey ward Creen was burned, and thc
b ss was quite scrlouB Besides the
building and other oontenta three
horses, a oalf, buggy and harness were
destroyed. Tho origin of the Ure is
nob known- Mr. Green lives a short
distance out east of tim city.
Shut lu * O ?fe.
TCphrlan Hall, aged 25, was shot
and fataily wounded In Spencer's cafe,
Greenville, on Saturday night after
I midnight with a pistol. There weie
five men In the placed at tho time,
most of them uudor tho Influcnco if
whiskey. Tho coroner's Jury found
a verdict against Thos. Harrison,
with Toter Uowloy as aooesory.
Six Hundred Moros aud Twenty
Two Americans Killed.
With ? Desperate Band of Native Ont
laws on the Uland of Moro. deo.
Wood Reports That toe
Moro Forces Were
A dispatch from Manilla says an
Important aotlon between Amerloan
foroes and hostile Moros has taken
place near J do. Kif teen enlisted men
.vere killed, four commissioned t Moura
'.nd thirty enlisted men were wound*
ed, and a naval contingent operating
with the military sustained thirty
two casualties. The Moros lost six
hundred men killed.
Mvjor Gen. Leonard Wood, oom*
naoder of tho di vi don of tho Pnllip?
Pines, reports as follows from Jolo,
capital of the Sulu Islands:
"A severe ao iou oetween troops,
a naval detachment and constabulary,
and hostile Moros baa taken place at
Mount D iJo, near Jolo. The engage
neut opened during tho afternoon of
March 0 and ended lu the morning of
March 8
foo aotlon involved the capture of
Mount? DJ J ), a lava ooue, two thous
ind, one hundred feet high, with a
?rater at its sum nit and extremely
dseep. The last four hundred feet
were at an aogle of s'xtv degrees, and
nore were li tey p upendloular ridges,
3 ver d with a gnwth of timber an i
itrongly fortified, and defondtd by an
i .i viii bio turee of M ?ros.
"Tno army ca u il ties wore fifteen
Hilisf'-d men killed, four commission
ad (tillers and thirty enlisted men
vouuded. Toe naval oamaltles num
bered thirty two. Eoslgned H D.
(Jo ike, Jr., commanding the United
S ates steamet l'un panga, was severe
ly wounded and Coxswain Gilmore was
severely wounded in the elbow.
"The constabulary casualties-wore
dipt. John lt White, wounded in
nie thigh, severely; three enlisted men
Killed and thirteen wounded. Capt.
Tyree Rivers sustained a slight flish
vnut.'d lu biio. thigh; Lieut Gordon was
dig'htlv wounded in tho ldglit^PM
Lieut. Wylie T. Conway, of the 65h
infantry, was slightly wounded In the
left eye. All the wounded are doing
"Col. Joseph W. Dunoan, of the
nth infantry, directed the operations.
VU the defenders of tho M)ro strong?
mid were killed. Six hundred bodies
-vere found on tho Held.
"The aotlon resulted lu the exter
mination of a band of outlaws, who,
cognizing no chief had been raiding
friendly Moros, and owing to their
le (lance of the Amerloan authorities
ad stirred up a dangerous condition
f affairs.
' T io artlbry was Hf tel by blook
nd tackle, ? di tance of 300 faot into
. p "'. iou ou tho lip of t ie enter.
Brig G 3.1 M al Bliss and mysolf were
?r?sout throughout the action.
"The attacking o ilumns were oom?
Tianded by Mijor Om ir Bundy, Capt.
K P. Lawton, Cipo. Hivers, Capt L.
M. Rodder, Uapt. M^Glaohlin and
Lieut Johnston.
"Tue tinder* and men engaged
ilghly commend tho Moro oonstabu
, irv, who did excellent work, their
o isualtles numbering seventeen out
if the foroo Of forty-four engaged.
"I? is Impossible to conoeive a
itronger natural position than that
vttaoked. *
Too fighting lasted two days among
,ne lava ridges, which had boen
trongly fortified by tno Moros. Ar
dlery had to tod hoi ?tod by means of
. jpa< up th a lat live hundred fest at
.ii angle G ' d *.
A dispatch from Sui ITrandlsco says
went)-two modern rifles and io OOO
.ouuda i f ammunition wf>re s. izad in
he oj tartera of the Chinese crew on
he 1'-cilio mail steamer Mii.churla,
oheduled tos ill for tho Orient T lura
aj alterno m. Tue o mpany'a iffl
? .11 thereupon ordored, it is said, as
..orough a search of the v.:,s l.u p
, bin wuio i resulted in two more
coxes of r.lljs being f mud In the room
.: an a..lstan'i engineer, Tha engin?
i3 r ai d Chinese were questioned and
w. .* (ou m t hat v i ic KUHS had bean
i rob MI! In i> its City b/ tho erglu
ra'and smugifh d iii > ?.r i tue vesail.
. r xv kl ' mi, ?I,
tio n ia K. ll *rt, of the
mast n ?M .Im., .-oho no r L.zz.e
, a, u us c o.v . f seven, w?re
n a G o c ->t .r, fil ias , Thura
, b o B ulm schooner Kl on
w .o i ..ul res ur?d tue Onad
0 s .io. from tueir st kl ig v<'h
it ,vpu Hatteras, on Tiusiay.
1 U ai io.., oouad from Miyport,
?e .i, i i N i v Y i k. with lumbar, w.*s
i udco oy a ' rev, lvh g oyoli ne,"
?Ith only a qu .n.ity of macaroni
mo water foi food and drinkh g.
J pt. lint and Ids m n orlfti d at the
nercy if the tomposu and sea for
three days.
Bhoi ny wini?'? Otlloer.
At New Yurk on Tnuisdaya flghb
lu tue foi co na ie of tho steamer Mas*
saohusotts, In whlon about twenty
me in bora of the crew participated,
coded when James Slooum was shot
and killed by Fourth Ollloor Elmer
H. K rwin. Another officer was hoing
beaten into unconholousneas by Slo
oum when K erwin rushed to his as
sistance aud puta bullet through Slo
cum's brain.
numil in M H iu> wal mc*
A dispatch from Norway says a
..now aivalancho at Lofoten Islands
Friday buried a number of fisher
men's buts. He.oucrs extricated $1
dead and 30 injured.

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