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The iVlarlbord' Derllbcrat.
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OH 23, 1906.
NO. 18.
? Horrible Tale That Comes
from New York.
Are Revealed at the District Attorney's
Inquiry. Girls la ? Search of
Work Are Sent to Den? of
Infamy and Then Held as
The New York ?merioan BP ya as
an outcome of an all day Inquisition
by Assistant District Attorney Uly,
'Deputy Assistant Vandlver and Chief
Clerk Henneberry into the tratlllo lu
white slaves conduoted by a band of
negroes, the head of whioh was the
notorious Bob Spriggs, several arrests
have been made.
Berthe Olalahe and Hattie Warren
and Cora Chester, the women who are
In the Tombs awaiting trial for their
participation in the cass, were put
through moststvereexaminations and <
lt iBsaid, dlsolosed fasts more hideous |
than have yet been revealed.
Through those voxtn M Ely hopes
to bring to the tl uciio cuantho men
who, it ls billeted, murdered two
white women in one of Sprig's den
two years ago and had their b)dles j
burled at the dead of night in a negro
On their testimony Mr. Ely expects,
to bring to justice tho policemen who [
for years have UvUd tribute on
Spriggs, with the lu 1 koowledgo ot
the tribute on Spriggs, v i h the full
knowledge of the traillo IU v. ?.?oh he
was engaged.
These mon, it was said on good
authority, were under surveillance,
and as Boon as the formalities ueoes
Bary to their arrest have been com
pleted they will bc placed in custody.
The ram! Hon ti on ? of this oaao are
shown to kc more and more extensive
as the investigation premeds. Already
they have led the probers into tho
rooms of the police captains of botb
the Tenderloin and diaries street pe
lion stations. Thpnce they have poin
ted to a number of politicians.
That the men wno reoclved the
bribe money were thoroughly av;art
of Its source was learned from unw"
llng admissions by the police of the
Charles street station.
- There lt vus learned that wlthlnf
the last few months, slnoe Captain
Halpin has been h. command ot thai
prcclnot Spriggs has been arrested on
most serious oharges.
To be molested by the police was an
experience he had never under
gone in all the.twenty loug years pre
Notwithstanding all Captains II til
pin's <Morts, however, someone high
er up mysterlcu dy saved Spriggs, and
the witnesses against him were spiri
ted away.
Tho Inst, case of that kind was as
late as February 10 last. OJ that
date Sprigg8was arrested on the com
plaint of a nineteen year old girl, who
gave her name as M iry Rjller and
her address as No. MS) Carlton avenue
Brooklyn. She accused Spriggs ol
Accordiug to her sworn testimony,
she asked a man to direct her in
Brooklyn to an address she was S ick
He seemed very courteous and In
vited hea Into a restaurant for re
freshments. She awoko sn what she
subsequently learned whs one of
Sprigg's Cornella street dives, and
saw a negro standing over her. Sue
escaped after a few days and ll id to
the police.
Spriggs when arraigned brought ap
parently reputable white mon to tes
tify in his behalf, and, notwithstand
lng the gravity of the offense, the
Magistrate in JtMerson Market Court
held him Jn the nominal ballot il,OOO
for further examination. The date
for that examination was sot for nexi
week, Captain Halpin' detectives, io
preparing the ease two days ag >, went
to the aderess the R lie girl gavo In
Brooklyn, only to Und that she had
been spirited away.
In tho case against Spriggs that
Immediately preceded elie one in
which Mary Roller was the accuser,
tho charge was an attack on a yoting
glrs. Spriggs waa then held for
further examination, and was dis
charged when arralnged the seoend
time beoause no complainant appear
He sardonically remarked In court
that tho "action had been "settled
out of court." Spriggs was arrested
the first time under Captain Halpin'?
regime for keeping an illegal resort
He escaped with aline of ?100.
Spriggs is a big factor tn politics,
ne controls the negro,vote In "Hell's
Kitchen" and on the lower west Sido
and for years wa * tho leader of thc
Tammany Hall Odored Men's Asso
ciation, lu lower West Th I ad stroo.
It was his Influence, lt is said, that
defeated O'Noil, tho cancheare of WU
liam Astor Chan 1er for Democratic
leador of tho l<\fth Assembly Dls
?viofr Rt*tn Seno? or Bernard J Mar
?Ins secretary! '?Joe** Bienaeig^u..
to whom Marr in trau??crrod tho cia
triot loados' .'0 Won. , u"
That tho "pun exerclscel by
Surmpr if'lltloa; i>cnoA Com
^V^.ro^^^^ dom
Staten lalan?. M ft pfttrolma
0 Ale?nele ?JJJfflffifi?* ?tatloi
Hekuew SPTl8?* ?ooslUOn to do
t.yAammimv'iiJ^.^ v.c.
lathe Charles street station when
Spriggs was lo the ho, dey of his glory
was Sergeant Farrel.
ID ooDneotlon with tho hints of
murder lu the dives kept by Sprigg",
it was recalled by residents In Cornel
la street that about two've months
ago a white woman leaped fr? m the
second-story window of No. 14 Cor
uella Ht root, thou kept by Spriggs.
An ambulance was culled from St.
Vincents Hospital. The dooter at
tended the wotnaa, but a negro who
rushed out of the house as she foll
took nhargo of her, and sending for a
cab, tock her away, refusing to per
mit tho physician to take hor to the
hospital. She was never afterward
Up to the time of Sprigg'B removal
from No. 14 Cornella street a few
weeks ago, neighbors say it was no
unusual thing to her piercing simulo,
from the house almost nightly.
Spriggs, who ls a repulsive looking
negro, ls about 6 f el 7 inches in height
and about thirty-five years old.
Ho always was well supplied with
money, dressed flashily displayed
many diamonds and always went
armed. Ile was feared and throughly
detested by all respectable resident?
of Greenville Village, who on ace un
of his ugliness, dubbed him "The
Human Monster."
The appalling revelations of the
traillo conducted by Spriggs and his
band have stirred every minister and
social worker In the olty.
Tho story told by Edna Coleman is
most dramatic. She ls ooo of the most
prepossessing of the women who have
boen brought to the District- Attor
ney's ellice since the orusade was be
gun against the infamous practices of
Spriggs and mon of his kind. Since
uer arrest she has been locked up in
the House of Detention as a witness
According to her story, she washer
self oaught by one of Sprlggs's ?gents
about two years ago, and thei ce on
ward to tho time of hor arrest she w >s
kept in ono or another of tho d ss n
houses whioh Spriggs maintains in
various parts of tho olty.
Eighteen months ago, she said, she
was li luv In the West Twenty-seven
th street house, whioh was taken oare
of by the Ilounett woman. To that
den one day wore brought two young
and pretty white girls, who had been
lured to ihe place by tho usual trap.
"For more than a week," said thc
Coleman girl, "they were kept dose
prisoners in rA dark dirty room. Tiny
oiled o instantly, and their screams at
night made the house hideous. Their
meals were thrust in to them, and
they were lnformod that they would
have to stay in the room until they
decided to be quiet. They were told
they might as woll make the 'est. of
things, because there was no esoape
for thom. Ai'tor about a week their
grief wore Itself out, and one day they
were permitted to como down stairs.
"This liberty was little bettor than
o confinement to which they
had been sui JtoUd. Nono of us over
ever saw the oubsldo street Bave
through barred windows Most of the
time the shutters were olnsed and the
blinds drawn. A soon as the two giris
vere permitted to move about the
house with some freedom they began
;0 pl >t to escapo.
"Wo who had boen there for a long
while told them how meless that was,
and what dangers they would run If
they tried to get out. ll it they paid
MO attention to us.
"One night they hld in the cellar,
and when they thought no one was
looking tried to escape hy forcing a
window. They were oaught before
thev got out and were taken to their
rooms. Soon afcer I heard awfu
.screams, and rau to the rooms to see
vhat wv? the matter. 1 saw two big
negroes whipping the giris unmerci
"The poor things were on theil
knees, b gjlng for morey, and the ne
urons were standing over them, their
faces distorted, swearing horribly, and
str eking them with all their strength.
When I tried to help them I was or
dered to my room. They told me that
If I interfered I wou d get tho same
"Tho next day ono of tho girls died,
aud tho day following the other died.
A negro doctor was oalled in, so I was
told, and signed some sort of a certlil
cate. Then a negro undertaker took
the bodies away at midnight."
Suoh is tbs story. As black a chap
ter of police inefficiency, or worse, as
waa ever written of life in New York,
lt ls hut one of tho scores that arc
striking terror to tho hearts of fath
ers and mothers all over the city, and
bringing forth from ovary section a
demand for action that will make a
repetition of these outrages forever
The governors of thc Clara dr
Hirsch Home In East Sixty-third
street have called a spiclal meeting
of their committee for Thursday to
??Iiicuss tho conditions, and plan a
campaign of action.
Tho I 'mir I lt'Min lt.
Georgia hot suppers seem to bo as
ratal to tho colored attendants as thc
South Oarollna artiolo. Hob Tilka-,
colored, ls In Olarke county j aft on the
charge of killing Jim Jackson another
negro. Jackson was cursing tho wife
of Thokas whon the latter took his
pistol and killed him. Tho killing
took place at a hot supper at thc home
of Thokas a few ailles from Athens,
lintot llurned.
The large brick hotol at White
Stone Llthla Springs, six miles from
Sgartanburg, was burned ('own Sun
day night about eight o'clock, tho tire
M<*? *n< rpnn propor
starting ??uoflO shettall ot bav- 1
ty belongs to Samuel p ?8ttmat0Q- ati
origin destroyed the MIK AKCRL
? and -a? oj l?g> ^
and inman, ?MJJ" R6vcn hundre
Compress comp*^ * flevftn loadc
bales ot ^?"\QB9 U placed ?
froluhtoaTB. Ano'Vl
MI? full ot thieves, ant
..rptuti world la rua oi t0
Am heartily J?^fc???e?? 8?
cc where there i* ??adtepott,
Senator Tillman Makes Report
on the Measure and
Say8 Amendments Can Be Ma<h to Pre*
vent Delays In Enforcing Kate? Or
dered by Interstate Commerce
Commission. Also Wanta
Situation In Virginia
Tue Uuitcd States Senate Thursday
ooutlnucd consideration of the rail
road rate question by listening to the
reading of a report on tho House bill
by Senator Tillman, and to a speeoh
.m that measure by Seuator Nelson.
Senator Tillman's report was read at
the request of Senator Aldrich, who
said that he waa curious to Lear r >-- .
opinion of the South Carolina S( na
The report of Senator Tlllm n en
bodied tbe first olear and oonoise MHHO
ment of tho differences concerning
Court review features and other pro
posed amendments that had made a
uranltuous report from the committee
Without hesitancy thc Senator de
clared it to bo his boliof that the bill
should ho amended, but that amend
ment Bhruld not bi of a chaucer to
Impair or prevent the accomplishment
of the obj Wis of t ho legislation, which
uro set forth best, ho says, in thc.
President's mepsage to Congress. Hr
emphasized tho need of regarding the
measure as nou partisan, but predict
ed that tho issue oreated will be para
mount in the next Presidential elec
Senator Tillman prefaced his roport
by speaking of tho peculiar circum
stances ruling tho committee's actions
on Ute Hoove bill, which made it an
embarrassing task to submit vievw
that would be concurred lu by the
oommittee as a whole.
"luatead of being amended in com
mittee as is usu vi," the report said,
'so as to command as a whole theec
dors'-ment and support of a maj irlty
of its members, tho 1)111 was brought
into the Senator in a form not entire
ly satisfactory to more than two mern
''This l8ok of harmony among tho
supporters of the bill-it would b :
speaking Aith moro aoouraoy to say
in tho bill-brings about the anoma
lous situation in wbloh a member of
the minority party tn Congress is put
in oharge in tho Senate of proposed
legislation, which is generally regard
ed throughout the couutry as the
cherished scheme of the President,
with whoso general prlloy ard prlncl
pleB that member is not in accord. Ai
thc same time the bill ls designed to
carry into i ff ct his own long cherish
ed convictions and the thrice-reitera
t^d demands cf the party to which he
E dphastzlng the olaim that thia
condition is without precedent in leg
islative history, Senator Tillman says
it brings into promlnen e tho fact
chat the prop'ned legislation ls non
partisan, and is so recognized as a re
sult of tho unanimous support given it
by tue minority in tue llouso and tho
few opposing votes-only seven-in
that entire body.
There would follow "a cyclone
f pa s onate resentment," said Son
ator Tillman in presenting what
would be tho result of failure on
the part of Congress to m jot thc
widespread demand for railroad rate
legislation. He declared that "woe
will bo harvest'1 of any member of
the S nate or House, whose work in
formulating a bill to regulate railroads
lacks earnestness or honesty of pur
poses and who shall seek to belittle
the question or bill the bill by ?ubter
fuge and deception. Tho Constitution
gives to congross the power to regulate
t?ie railroads, he conten lcd, and there
aro many wrong to right. Tho bill as
it comes from thc House S nat >r Till
man oharaotcrl/jd as lo sely worded
and capable of different interpreta
tion s.
Senator Tillman pointed out that it
is generally supposed that tho pend
lng measure embodies the "well di
gested views of thc E tooti ti vo and
those of his party whoso advice he
consents ti) take." Aftor enumera
ting the essentl: 1 c iarges from the
existing laws regulating Inter State
commerce, he stated that tho most
Important is found in Sectlcn 16, in
winch power Is sought to bs vested In
tho lnter-S atc commerce commission
"after full hearing upon a complaint
made to determine, and prescribe wha'
will in its (udgment ho the just and
reasonable and fulrly remunerative
rate * * * to bo hereafter ob
served in snob oase as the maximum
io be charged," and make an order
that the same shall KO into e-ITout and
remain in force for three years, which
order sh,.ll "go into effect thirty days
after notice to the carrier and shall
remain in force and bo ohservod by
tho carrlor, unless Hie samo hhall bo
niiipeuded or modified or sot aside by
thc commission, or be suspended or
set aside hy a Court of com notent au
i,w>r|rv." Concerning this section,
[Senator ^l^man(i?Xor(>vl8lon thc most
pinion ^^V^STetsOt the ?om (
Mid tho W??ttW ?? the ono b?M
, mission u?de? ft "aitlvely that Con
IS ^?t???gSe ?ts Powers t
rt Ureas oattnoUejK lnus author T
I tuc commission WW * ^ h m
to tlx ft rato, whl ?. 01 al carncstne
lt la anaertedw tl f J ^ ,nmRpu
*nd {oreo that tn? J ICSUUC
lanie. Whatever mav ?? it fc
a \ b\U becomea a 1 aw "J lftftU
)k? mlnatlonol^g^(Jou?t,?T
- bcmadcbythoSupre ^ ^
same time the orles of the people are
demanding relief for produoors and
shippers. Be deolared that lt ls the
'uty of Congress to hold an even bal
anoe between these oonflloting and
contending Interests.
Senator Tillman inollnes to the
view and said he had not the slightest
doubt that it ls possible to properly
?*.r>end the bill so as to prohibit the
Ciroult Courts from interfering with
the ordorB of the Iutor State com
moree commission by any Interlocutory
"The Senate must determino by its
vote what shall be its attitude upon
the question of Court review and In
terlocutory suspensions. The whole
qieatlon at Issue as to giving relief to
producing interests of the country re
volves around this feature of the bill.
If any decision of thc Supreme Court
shall deolare that Congress ls power
less to grant speedy relief through a
commission, lt needs no prophet to
tell that an outburst of surprise and
Indignation will swoop over the coun
Summing up the situation he said:
"It ls impossible to deny that this
groat aco imulatlon of wealth tn the
.ianda of the few ls suoh a menace to
liberty tbat the honoHt patriot stands
appalled by the outlook. "
After commenting at length upon
what ho de Mared to be tho existing
system of juggling with railroad prop
orties, "for tue robbery of tho masses,"
Senator Tillman said:
"There ls a dangerous provision in
this bill whioh, in my judgment,
ought to be striken out, ano that is in
Section 15, where tho Inter-State com
merce commission ls told "to deter
mine and presoribe what will, in its
j ?dgmcnt, be the just and reasonable
and fairly remunerative rate,' etc.
The last words are too elastlo and am
biguous and can be oonstruod to mean
too much that lt would bo harmful
and dangerous for Congress to onaot
Into a law. 'Fairly remunerativo rate*
on what; the aotual value or the Mott
tlouB value of the properties?"
Senator Tillman deolared there oan
be nj Justloo In compelling tho people
as a wliola to pay dividends on water
ed Btook, primarily to lnorease the
fortunes of men already too rich.
" What?;vor else Congress does, or
falls to do," ho adddd. "the produo
eis of the country should bo relieved
from suoh danger of being oompelled
to modo good the values of over-oap
italiz ;d railroads as lurks in this in
nocent-looking and plausi ole provision
about 'fairly remunerative rates ' "
Senator Tillman recommended that
tho amendments to tho bill be adopt
ed, whloh would give relief to "the
anomalous and outrageous oonditlon
of U?ilrs disclosed as existing in West
Continuing, he said; "Vested with
the rights of emlnont domain to con
struct their Kues und granted liber* \,
u?hLsos and whftrters, the( rt?lrciicv
designed tb bo public oarriers for the
benollt of the whole people, in the
.ast few years have become rapidly
transformed into the veriest band of
Robbers-Highwaymen who do not
chrust their pistols in the fao^s of
their victims and demand money 01
their I v :s, but who levy tribute in
freight rates, whioh aro as high as the
traillo will bear, deny aooess to mar
ket, monopolize with c(fronter one of
the primo nesessarles of lifo, coal, and
In every way show their absolute con
tempt for the people and the people's
Senator Tillman concluded with "a
word of caution to the mends of the
propo; e l legislation. " Ho sild:
' Our full expectations may not be
realized at the present session of dm
gress. The opponents of tlfeotlve
legislation a:o alert, have had largo
experience and aro thoroughly organ
ized. Tile demand of the people for
relief from the oppressions and wrongs
they now endure may ho thwarted by
the groat lnliueic; of the railroad
corporations. This IntluoLCJ has hith
erto been paramount, and Its repre
sentatives In the two houses may feel
it ls safe to redress thc grlovances and
to oontiran tho polloy of non interfer
ence. They may Ignore popular clam
or; and cither pass no bill at all or
enact one that will prove wholly In
adequate. They may palter with us
in a double souse:
"Keep tho werd of promise to tho
ear And break lt to tho hope "
"Suci aotlon on tholr part will in
my judgement, be very unwise and
will only d.vm up tho water. T.ie
issue will bo mado the paramount one
in the|uext election, and those who are
responsible for delay or lnadequoto
legislation will Und that, when at last
the iljod gate* of popular wrath and
tndlgnitlon aro holssed there will be
soiie line grinding done."
fi rreutod for Murder.
At Dothan, Ala., dlspatoh say a
sensation In tho Christmas murder
case courred when a detective who
has quietly engaged in tho matter,
carno to DJ than from near Cambell
ton, Kia., tho scene of tho orlmo, and
arrested Walter Holland, a son-ln-'aw
of the raurdored man, and Mrs. liol
land. th6 murdered man's daughter.
Tile murdor of Judge Christmas,
his wife and Hon was one of tho most
revolting orlmes in the history sf thia
seotlon. The victims were killed
while slcoplng In tholr homo near
(Jottnwood, and tholr bodies were
found tho next day lying in pools of
their own blood. Tho murdor occurr
ed about two months ago.
lit Millen ll I (Dill.
A dispatch from Paris says an addi
tlonrl disaster ha? belallen tho work
ers In tho coal mino at Caurrlcrcs.
A. p\rty said to oonslst of 11 men,
into tho mine for tho pur
who porlahad on Saturday, rt
uvc?, ?n the undertaking toooKI1uefl
Upft?ftnded in PP*'* "* *:"'D \a tuc tact
I maviing *--rZTT?oaB"?'
i \ A dlspatoh -I?0* JW, thc org&?<
sfe^?s? spas
ere oovorlng tho 1 * A tema
And^tventy-Seven Lives Are
os* in the Atlantic.
There ?re Many acts of Heroism and
Self .orifice. Twenty-Pom- Mem
./t;'* . .
bfifi of the Crew Were Picked
. Hy..
i lip ai Sea and Canied (o
Sufi /lng, mental and physloal, from
numerous aots ot heroism In saving
Ufo, v .Uv equalled In the record of
tragedies of tho soa, attended the loss
of thtj.Phoonlx Hie steamer British
King, runion on Sunday, Marou ll, In
a raging. Atlantic storm, foundered
about 4^0 miles south of Sable Island
and oi^rled to death 27 members of
the or*yw. Thirteen men were rescued
from the sinking vessel by the Ley
land HMO steamer Bostonian, bound
from Majiohestor to Boston, and ll by
tho German tank steamer Mannheim,
Bottiitdam for New York. Five others
who nan been drawn down in the vor
tex Into whioh tho British King waB
engulfed wero picked up by the Bos
ton I ujy from a frail blt of wreckage
whtoq\they had grasped aftor a des
perate struggle for lifo in the whir
pool.i-The Bostonian arrived at Bos
ton Y/oduesday afternoon and the de
talla yf tho disaster beoame known.
Of>bt-;- James O'llagan of the Brit
lah lying died cn board the Bostonian
from the effects of terrible injuries
?nisUln?q in trying to save his ship.
0 \ ; Of the boats of tho Bostonian was
crushed to fragments and the volun
teor crow which manned lt were
thrown : into the High running seas,
.vin!.i engaged jn ttio work of rescue,
but all';were saftly landed on board
tho Beamer.
Volunteers from tho Mannheim,
after a, heroic battle with tho waves,
haa;-taken (ff ll from tho British
King, but after this neither of the
stoa)?9rs, In cinsr quenco of the in
creasing gale, oould make an attempt
to reaoh the f underlng freighter
Mo?eoyer, da-kness foll and lt was an
utter Impossibility to do oise but wail
forjfche moonlight to guide thom. In
th? '.{avienes;! the British King, which
1 was then waterlogged and helpless,
.*' fl-ged to the bottom.
three days hor oaptain and
.x??H'h agaluat unooi,qu^rai?jte&
odds, ?.ad tried to prevent, or at least
postpone, their ship's destruction.
Barreta of oil and wrcokage forming
Into a poworful arm, were driven down
upon her sides with crushing force,
opening up tho vessel's plates and al
lowing the water to pour lato her
The extent of the loak waa not un
derstood until tlie following day, how
evor, and then, although all hands
were placed at the pumps, the water
gained considerably. The liras had
been extinguished and tho cnginea
rendered useless by the rising water.
Tue only remedy at hand lay in re
pul i'll g tho damaged B.otlons, and
while personally superintending hlB
work, Capt. O'Hagan sustained a
fractured leg and Internal lt j arles. Al
though he was unable to stand heoor
tlnued to direct tho efforts of hi -
crew. At the end of the three days
when all hands had labored ceaseless
ly without rest and with little fiod,
the Bostonian and Mannheim were
sighted, and to thone Capt. O'Hagan
displayed the signal for assistance.
Both the Bostonian and Maunhelm
stood by tho scene of tho wreck until
Monday morning, but no bodies wore
reo ivered.
The British King sailed from New
York bound for Antwerp with a mit
coilanecuB cargo of lf>0 head of cat tle
Tao passage was uuevontlul until EVi
day morning, when tho ship was struck
by a Btrong northwesterly wind, which
suddenly developed into a hurrlcaue.
.Some of the hatches were torn opon,
great volumes of water pouring into
tho ship-! compartments, disabling
the engines, and soon the ship bcoamo
?bsolulely helpless, tho rudder also
having been swept away. Real'z'ng
tho necessity of quick aotion, Capt.
O'Hagan himself went into the hold
and strove to ropair the most damag
ed sections.
It was while doing this that a bar
rel of oil fractured one of his legs In
two places. Tho injury was so severe
that a piece of the bone protruded
through the Mesh. In spite of this ho
ordered that IIIB leg he bound up and
when this had been dono, resumed
command and directed the elf irts
whioh were lwing made to plug up tho
'?"ole in the ship's side. Hut all efforts
ac repairs wero fruitless. All hands
woro forced to tako refuge on the
main deck. The oattlo woro swopt
overboard gradually by the seas and
At O o'olook Sunday morning Capt.
O' Hanan sighted tho Mannheim and
shortly afterwards tho Bostonian,
bath of whioh hovo to. The British
King Blgnalled that she was waterlog
ged and would havo to bo abandoned.
At 8 o'clock she sent another signal
which road: "Do not abandon me."
Tho half hundrod or moro men of tho
wrecked steamer wore In plain view of
thoso on board tho Bostonian and
Mannheim, who cculd, however, do
-1 . . ?? t that tl me In tho way of rcs
isr,?-on m? ?ri?.??" ?
4#r3ss srs tess
m oh??? OM,**j<%gx, aim rn? ?J
A * 1th? lot tho hooov ot ?ItW?
stem. First Offloar Wm Brown and
the six seamen with him were left j
struggling in the water, but they were |
saved by means ot linos thrown from
the Leyland boat. The men were all
ead ly bruised.
A great oheer went up from the
Bostonian when at 4 o'clock the star
board lifeboat was successfully put
out In charge of Second OM ?er Crom
well. The steward and four sailors
went with him and the encouraging
oheers were kept up as the little orew
gallantly struggled to reaoh the sink
ing steamer. This boat took off 13
men, including Capt. O'Hagan, who
was tenderly but hastily lowered by
his mon by means of a 1 no from the
The Bostonian was roached and the
rescued seamen placed on board. But I
oefore the Ufo savers o .mid climb to I
the deck a qulok forming sea hurled
the futile craft against the side of the
steamer, forcing her apart, and then,
tho water receding, carried tho volun
teers Borne hundred feet dlstano? from
their ship. Oheorlug cries reaohed them
to ding to the wreckage while the n
glnos of the Bostonian started and
the ship manoeuverd to a point near
the struggling seamen. ?galn were
the Unes used with skill, and BUOCGRB
for all the volunteer? were hoisted to I
the ship, though Other OromweU was
almost drowned.
Capt. Parry deemed lt imprudent to
Bend another boat to the wreck, as
darkness was setting in, and decided
to wait until the moon arose before
continuing the work of rescue. About
11 o'olook, when the gale was running
with apparent reinforced volooity, the
British King was seen to stagger in
tho trough of the sea, ralso herself,
and plunge down.
Both the Mennheim and the Bosto
nian steamed to the point where tho
ship had foundered and it had just
boen decided that all those on board
had perished when a feeble ory from
the darkness tolo chat some at least
had not boen drowned. Half an hour
later Capt. Parry of the Bostonian lo
cated a small section of a cattle d( ok
to whioh Uve mm were clinging. These I
were Second Olli jor Flanlgan, Chief
Engineer Crawford, Adolphus Beck,
fourth engineer, and two oautlcmen.
They had been carried down with the
steamer but after coming to the sur
faoe, had, after mighty eff orts, sue
ceededlu swimming beyond the whirl
pool, and in Unding a temporary refuge I
upon the wreckage.
All night and until 7 30 a. m. on
Monday both the Mannheim and thc
Bostonian stood by Beeron lng for bed
ien ar.d then boiih^sblpa resumed their
passage. Yesterday, after terrible |
suffering, Capt. O'Hagan died. Flf ,y
six men, Including a stowaway, wore
on board tho British King, and 27 of
these, lt ls deemed almost certain per
ished with their ship.
anti Himself.
At New York on Thursday Louis
^oszer, a raca track mau, locked his
wife in a bath room today and while
she was a prisoucr there shot and kill
ed Stella Reynolds, of Now Cleans,
an aotross, who was a visitor at their
home, and then killed hims If.
Miss Reynolds, lt was said, was for
merly an intimate frier 1 of Nohzer.
The murdor and sui? de wai tho se
quonoe of a stormy scene Thursday
evening, when Miss lt ynolds 3 tiled
at the Notz ir home, Mes. NOB* ir, li
was reported, objected to the call, and
during tho argument which followed
her husband swallowed a small quan
tity of laudanum.
Both women, by united effjrts, forc
ed him to take an emetlo immcdiate
W, and tho poison did him no harm
Miss Reynolds then remained with
Mrs. Noszu4 all night.
Today, while his wife was In the
bathroom, Noszer turned the key, and
disregarding her protestations to be
let out, he went to Mit-:? Reynold'B
Their voices, tho man's threaten
lng, and the woman's pleading, were
heard by tho wife ia-the bathroom.
She sprang to tho telephone which
ran from this room to the chi JO of the
apartment house, and told a maid who
auswered her ring to hurry to thc
apartment and release her.
The maid entered the apartment
too late to save Miss Reynold's Ufo.
As she opened tho door she heard
N )SZM saying to the woman:
"Thero ls no uso for you aud 1 to
live any longer. The best thing I can
do is to kill you and kill myself."
Nofiz;r then shot Miss Reynolds ia
tho templo and himself In the fore
head, both dying almost Instantly.
Noizir was 40 years of age, Miss
Reynolds was 25.
M Isa Reynolds' stage nemo was IDs
tolle Young.
Commit ted Hllioldo.
A special from Norfolk, Va., Bays
on Maroh 14, Louis Brown, 20 yoars
old, awaiting trial Friday, for the
murdor of Flossie R ed, at whom hr.
throw a lighted lamp, which exploded
fatally huming tho woman, commit
tedsmlcldo In his cull, In the Norfo.k
Jail Wednesday morning by outtlng
lils throat with a sharp pen knife,
which ho had in some unknown man
nor smuggled lntu jail. Brown was
formerly prominent In Portsmouth,
Va. Ho was without friends or mon
ey-his family having abandoned him
-and ho grow despondent as tno day
of his trial approached. During the
recent J ?l Uro thoro Brown escaped,
but surrendered a fow honrs later.
Mnglneor Killuc),
Dal Spinks, an engineer on the
Southern, while leaning out of ble
oat) window was struck by sumo ol -
A ''nocked to the ground and
. I ia milts south jyjgfo ftnd was oj
b U citizen.ot G jenvi an cnglncc
,\ years o\u w -
M for M ycarB^__________
U-\ interview ?\^ffn*m convinced,
ie nesday B&UL J lly concern.
Wat aal ?volt will ask for 1
llb Uh** Mr. ,ft,^? Jw? Repnbhoan j
, in nomination?olj? tl A
This State Made an i ppropriation of
Five Hundred Pollars for
the rrizes.
Prof. W. G. J ohm on, editor of The |
Arnerloan Agriculturist of New York,
was lu c .lumbla reoently on his way
bank from % Florida trip. Prof. John
son is porhaps one of the best known
authorities In tho country on farming
and ste ok raining and takes a great'
deal of iuturoat ?a anything relating to
either. While in Columbia he oalled
on Commissioner Watson and seoured
some information concerning the ap
propriation ot 8500 by the State leg
islature to be expended as prizes for
the farmers who shall enter the na
tional cereal growing contests.
The Stale says it may be of interest
to many South Carolinians to know
that the larg ?st orop ever grown c n
an aero of land was raised by Capt. Z.
J. Drake in Marlboro county. Tue
yield was 255 bushels and no was
awarded the first prize in tho natlona1
ooutest. Tue national contest ls un
der the dlreotlon of thee ill ? rs of The
American Agriculturist auf a to.al o?
85,000 ls Riven in prizes, Tho stCtion
uuder the State appropriation provid
ing for theoontf.st ls as folk?....:
''That tho tum of ?500 be arid lb
hereby appropriated to be expended
as State priz e for tho farmers of the
State who shall enter the national
contest for tho growing of cereals per
aore. All rules a-id regulations gov
erning said contes1; and the distribu
tion of tho prizes and the expenditure
of the appropriation above pruvldeo
for shall be under the direotion and
control of the commissioner of agn-|
culture, and the president and the
professor of agriculture of Clemson
college, who shall ooustitute a board
for this purpose." -
Prof. Johnson Bald in regard to tho
coi. tost:
"Thc details of the oontxst will soon
be finally arranged by Cit missioner
Watson, Dr. Mell and Prof. Cnamblls.
Farmers in all parts of the State
should make up thoir minds to enter
this contest at ouoo and send in their
requests lo Commissioner Watson.
"L am sati: fled that when tba crop
ls harvested this fall that South Car
olina will stand well toward tho top
of the lis? if not first In this contest
We will wa:o:i the results with keen
interest as 1 am satisfied that these
marvelously productive soils with this
wonderful climate will again astonish
the world when the final reoords are
n. ade by tho j dgos.
"It Is indeed a pleasure and inspi
ration f ir me to note from year to
year the marvelous development along
agricultural lines in this and other
Southern States, I know of no part
of the country where suoh opportuni
ties await oapital aud meu of energy
In the agricultural and industrial
" We are now perfecting and work
lng upon another contest which wei
hope to get <u si ape in a year or two
for the development of cotton alone.
Tills contest will be one of the most
unique that we hava ever undertaken
and large cash prlzos will bo (.ff ired to
no planters of thc S mthern Soates In
the development of one of our grcatost
itaple products. It would not Bur
prise mc In the h ast to see a farmor
of the Palmetto State again loom up
as a sweepstake prize wlunor in the
oo^'ton o. ntest. " |
Prof Johnson left on tho evening
train for Washington, where ho wilt
consult with Secretary Wilson of the
department of agrloulture on mauy
matters shooting tho agricultural in
terests of the South. Prof. Johnson
stated that among the most loyal sup
porters of the farmers' interests in
tho senate and bouse were the repre
sentatives from the Siuthern States
Ile is of the opinion that we oan rea
sonably expeot greater advanoes In
agricultural development In tho next
10 years than wo have seen during the
past 25.
The farmers in this county should
ta'.te part in thia oonteat. The)
stand a chanoe to win a great prize In
TIIOUHAIMIB of l'ooplo Hnvo Died ot
StrauiKO Mnliuly.
Prof. Uobort Koch lectured "ecentlv
in Horlln, Germany, ou the "sleeping
sickness," which he investigated for
sevoral months In equatorial Afr'ca
during the year 1005. Emperor WU
liam and a distinguished company
WSB present.
Thc malady, said the professor, had
beon known on the west coast of Afri
ca since tho beginning of the last con
tury, and lt had spread to the north
shore cf the Victoria Nyanza and
threatened Gorman Afrloa. Probably
200,000 persons had died from the
disease. He had found whole village.?
on the shores of Viotorla Nyar zi to
ho empty, and the population of somo
groups of Islands had died to thc last]
Tho infection was spread from hu
man to human by the sting of a fl/, I
the glossitis palpalls, somewhat larg
er than an ordinary liv. The person
affected sufforod ill health for scv. tal
dajs, and thou was attacked with
fever, becamo Incoherent, tho glands
were swollen, tho patlont becamo en
fcebled, and eventually was selz:d
with the sloop mania.
??-of. Kooh knew of no remedy for
\ ml ?ht bc ended nv d b1ovv.
the insect, at Its
rUv, by burning tho.UM?W or "ni
TtlyPand continu,
Mil ".;MO Over HOURIT'
Od, persons l^Xr^ ^w^
gelded In ^Thursday between Of
lar-lot Plotork ?, >"l"? "no occupied
Thirty-five People Lose Their
Lives lu a Wreck.
Several of the Unfortunate Passengers
Were Pinioned In the Debris and
Were Slowly Roasted to Death
as the Rescuers Looked
on Helplessly.
Thirty-five lives were orushed out
early Friday in a nea:-.-nd oolllsion of
two passenger trainsmar Adobe, Col.,
ou the Dover ai d Kio Grande tallroad,
and nearly a score of the victim i were
incinerated, several beyond re?ogni*
Hon, by a Uro that destroyed the
wrecked ooaches. More than a scoro
were injured, but all will probably re
cover. 0* .v _'4
Tho wreok was due to undelivered
orders, heavy mountain grades, a
blinding snowstorm, a sharp ourvo and
tho slippery coi.dillon of the nd lu.
Only the locomotives, baggage and
day ooaohes wore wrecked, the sleep
ing oars escapirg almost unscathed,
as in the Etan disaster on the same
road in nm), when part of a train ran
Into a ll loded canyon through a wash
ed out bridge.
Mauy ot the dead were homeseek
ers bound for the Northwest. The
throe orushed locomotives set fire to
tho splintered ooaohes and it was
hours before all the bodies were reoov
ered. the flames being so hot that res
cuers oould not approaoh the debris
until thc fuel bumed out.
It was a wild, stormy night in the
mountain oanyous when the two heavy
trains met. Blindlrg snow darkened
the rooky gorgi s and speed was not
Suddenly headlights flashed out and
it was realized by tho engineers that
something was wrong. According to
Fireman J> H. Smith of the west
bound train, E tginter Walter Oosletu
applied the emergency brake, but the
slippery rails allowed the momentum
of the heavy train to carry it on to v
the fatal orasli,
The Impaot was severely notlosable,
hut the tralu8 orushed and ground
luto each other. Ttie heipor engine of
the west bound train acted as a cush
ion, minimizing tho f jroe and weight
of thc heavy mountalu engines. Tnl*
helper was crushed together like so
much paper and tho other loci m itlves
ran through the mesh of iron and
plowed eaoh Otter to okc?s.
Fireman S with ;va3 the only one ot
tho engine crows to escape.. The bag
gage oar of the westbound train broke
tn two and three ooaches were squeez
ed together. The bagg \ge oar, the mall
oar and a coach of tho eastbound train
buckled but none of the oars telescop
Hardly had the noise of tho wreok
ceased when a sheet of flame ran
through the shattered oars of both
trains. lu the forward coach of tho
westbound train every seat was occu
pied by passengers, most of whom were
nomeseekers. A number of foreigners
were among them and in their terror
they gavo up life without making any
attempt to reach s.ifety outside tho
burning oars. They sauk to the floor
of the ce r and were roasted alive. The
cooldr ones in the car, seeing their
danger, rushed for tho windows and
doors and with the aid of tho passen
gers in tho rear of train orew who
were unhurt, managed to reach the
open air. Many wore Injured by the
rough handling they received or by
fleing glass.
Wnen tho occupants of tho two
sleeping oars taw that nothing could
be done to check the flames, they aid
ed the trainmen in pushing b?C.< tho
undamaged cars. Communication was
oponed with the Pueblo c ill JO of the
railroad from Portland, a mlle from
tho wac ck, and a relief train with
physicians was dispatched to the ao*
oldent. The injured were placed in
i he s'ccplng curs and biought to
Pueblo with tho passengers of the
. astbound train, who were unhurt.
Another relief train came from Flor
ence to take away the unit Jared por
tion of the et stbound train.
i,,*'.?t Shooting la Columbi?.
A special dispatch tw.Tue Nows and
Courier says: Ed Tully, a molder at the
GU bj Machinery Factory, on lower
G rvals street, was shot In the fore
head in Fred Sheppard's store, across
the street from the Gibbes ph ci early
Thursday night by Jim Only, a tough
and brother In law of Sheppard, who
was shooting at J T. Boatwright.
Tully appears U have been ooncerned
in the ali-Ur lu no way. he'ng an Inno
cent bystander. O dy had Hied several
times at Hoatwnght, who ran Into
the store and took refuge behind the
(counter. Boatwright wan begging for
his Ufo at the time Tully was shot.
Tu'I y died half an hour after reaoh
ii.g the hospital, without regaining
oom c ousn )8s. Only and Boatwright
have both been arrested, but Only
had disposed of his weapon before the
police arrived. The coroner, polios
and ochers, who have b:tn working
on the case are puzzled todlsoover the
motive O ly had foi tiring upon Boat
wright. T 10 icenfi of the klllb g ls %
partlculary tough section of tho town
and thc leading witbesses are inter
ested in koooing silent. The inquest
wat held Saturday morulng. O.ily
torrlbly slashed up a ll .\ nun i a- ed
Hopper on slight provocation about a
year ago.
I - - - ruo ?
\ K ?athetie tragedy oocutted at
LA ISTGa., one. day last week.
1 ?tl oonltdd in the oliy court of
rc m -3 JW anToAde, Thutad *y morn
(1. comm\uv^ .AoCioo. ,ous< Tj.
it\?ogty^4?|Lhadi*ken a fatal
c8n\ cd! hehaHeen ?aving fot *he ,??
1 Igenoy.

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