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NO. 14.
That Are Under Suspicion of lnv
proper Dealing.
Utter to the State Boaid from Messrs.
Christensen and Lyon Naming
Pirras With Which the Direc
tors Arc Advised Not to
Do Business.
Senator Christensen and Represent
ative Lyon of the dispensary investi
gating committee Wednesday recom
mended that the State boi^d of dis
pensary directors discontinuo doing
business with a number of tirms that
havo been previously selling supplies
to tho dispensary. Tho recommenda
tion was mado as a ret u t of a para
graph appearing in The Stato Wed
nesday morning, as follow.- :
"Tho now board reoolvod a letter
frota Chairman Hay of the dhpensavj
Investigating committee as follows:
" 'The committee is not now in pos
session of evidence casting suspicion
on any wbh key t<tal?r. Tue position
and o .-.nt;' ? of tnt tizard is to ba con
gratulate 1
"This it an answer to a resolution
adopted at tho first meeting of the
board, as follows.
V 'Having no knowledge of the evi
dence the legislative committee has in
its possession, wc he eby lutta c i the
cV-rk to ask the committee through its
c..airman, Hon J T. Hay, whether
or not there IM any evidence lu their
possession C'lstiug > v.-picton on any
whiskey dealeisor an . other person or
persons dealing with mo dtato dlspeu
sary of any unfair dealings with the
the Stato if so, to honor us with thc
names of such person or persons BU
that we oan hold up their bids until
they have made a satisfactory showing
to ttio said committee.' "
Messrs. Christensen and Lyon felt,
that this might he misunderstood and,
knowing that Chairman Hay was not
familiar with all the facts in their pos
session, thought that lt would be well
to let the board know that they con
sldered several linns had not dealt
properly with the dispensary. Among
-the Arms mentioned in the letter to
the board are tho Richland Disthliug
company and the Carolina Glass com
pany, both of this city, and J. S. Far
num of Charleston.
Wednesday morning the sub-com
mittee held a conferei 03 with the
bjard in regaid to the resolut on and
as a result the following additional
resolution war? adopts d and the latter
below sei t to th? committee:
"In view i t the fact that since thc
board addressee a letter to S anatol
Hay asking him to give the names
of any liquor houses of other conceri.s
who were under suspicion of tho dis
pensary in C8tlgatiug committee ana
having rtcelved his r< ply in the nega
tive and it having happened that Sen
ator Christensen and Representative
Lyon have Just returned from the
North after examining certain credi
tors of the .ilspensaiy and being In
formed that Sjnaior Cnrlstetscn and
Representative Lyon have not had
timo to consult with Senator Hay sines
their return.
"Ba lt resolved, That the clerk
address a leittr to S.uator Cnris
tensen and R preventative L on ask
lng them to giY? tho names of any
concerns, persons or corporations di -
ing business with the dispensary which
they suspect ot irregular or improper
dealing with the dispensary and whioh
have not been reported to the chair
The lotter to Messrs. Lyon and
Christensen ls as fo.lows:
Hon. N. Christensen, Jr., and J. Fra
zer Lyou, City.
Gentlemen: Upon resolution of the
State board of directors I am Instruct
ed to ask you to give tho names of any
concerns, persons or corporations do
ing business with the dispensary which
you suspect of irregular or improper
dcahngs with the dispensary and
which have not been reported to the
chairman of your committee
1 am very respectfully,
M. H. Mobloy, Clerk.
As soon as this letter was received
Messrs. Christenson and Lyon sent
the following reply.
Messrs. Rawlinson, Wylleand Black,
Board of Directors, S. C. Dispen
sary, Columbia, S C.
Gentlemen: Responding to your lot
ter of e m date will say that, while
we havi ,ot evldenco in the case of
each of the ooncerns mentioned below
that would establish the fact that
they have been dealing Improperly or
in an irregular manner with the dis
pensary, still we will say that wo sus
peet that the ilrms hereinafter men
tioned may at some future hearing
be shown to have been guilty of some
irregular dealings therowith. We think
that the evidence brought out at a
recent publlo session of our committee
shows conclusively that the Carolina
Glass company and the 0. L. Flacc.is
Glass company have been guilty of
grave irregularities In their transac
tions witl\ the dispensary.
In addition to the glass companies
above mentioned and tno Novison
Wolskopf companv, the Irregularities
of wolch wero called to your attention
in Chairman Kay's communication,
we think you would, under the tor ms
of your resolution, be Justified In dis
continuing business tor the present
with the following houses or ilrms:
Messrs. IL and H. W. Cathorwood,
t j?Ck Cranston company, Augusta.
Fleischman So Co., Clocinr.r.tti.
Gallagher So Burton, Philadelphia.
G.trrott So Co., Norfolk.
Hlrsh & Sohofield, Now York.
,J. W. Kelley So Co., Chattoncoga.
Wrs. L'inahnn Son, Raltimoro.
JMeyer, Pitts So Co., Baltimore.
Rosskam, Gerstley So Co., Philadel
X. Trager company, Cincinnati.
Btutbentbal Distilling company,
Bohland Distilling company, Co
lumbia, S. C.
'"""-ollna Glans company, Columbia
8. 0.
j. .5. Farnum, Charleston, S 0.
Pabst Breding oe mp ?ny, Milwau
0. n. Ross & Co , Baltimore.
C. L. Flacons Glas-t company.
Very respectfully yours,
Nf"'* Christensen, Jr.?
J. Fraser Lyon,
Men bers Di^p>.ubary Investigating
It now r< maluB to be seen whether
or not the State board will abide by
this recommendation. The resolution
published above would seem to Indi
cate that the board wcu'.d, on tr for
mation received, refuse, to purobase
supplies from any Hem holieved to be
guilty of irregular methods with the
dispensary. Olfiolal aotion may bo
taken today when the purchases will
be made.
UK \USI-] 111-] It l-l KS Bl) INSULT
TO HIM a -v Mr: mi!} vite.
Mr. J. B. Gaylord rhot aud "nat?nt
ly Killed by Kr. Grover
Ka his
On last Fflda? ntg'it at tho home
or Mr. W. F Outlaw of the Her
rlott fcf c dun, L ;e county, Mr. Gro
ver Mathis s etoo and Instantly killen
Mr. J. B. G.ijlord, both young mer
of that section.
From information reo< i ved lt seem*
that there was a puly atine house o'
Mr. Outlaw. Mr. J. B. Gay lord e&O'irt
ed M'88 Alma Cougnman to t'.\c party.
While the pleasure of tho evening
were In progress and everybody WM
apparently happy, Mr. Grover Mathlfc
was taking a promenado with Mis
Ooughman. When out of do >rs Math s
attempted to take liberties with the
yi.u :g lady She resisted th's attempt
and quietly rebuked ulm. He parsLt
ed and agaiu annoyed her. Soc then
lett him and weut hack into the house,
crying. Mr. Gaylord, her escort, and
to whom it ls said she was engaged lo
be married, begged the young lady to
tell him thc came of her tronblo. At
first she deolined to tell him, hut final
ly informed her s weetheart that?Math
is had persistently tried lol lake Uber
ties with her.
At an opportune time Gaylord
took Mathis out into tho hall for an
interview. After asking Mathis wh)
he had treated the young lady so un
gentlemanly, hot words brought on
an aherca-.lon. Tnere are several re
ports as to how the light started and
how tho shojtin { waa done, noue of
whioh are positivo, as UIIB orre-BpoL
deut has not been able to interview
my e,e wlmcsses. From reports, h
.seems that Gaylord had a knife acd
Mathis nad a pistol. Wnen the ti/bt
-as ovei Gaylord was mortally wcund
ed and lived bu J a few minutes, and
Mathis had one or two stabs In his
shoulder, Mathis clalm-i to have
aoted in sclf-d? f nse. Tho roporte
are coi:ll.coing on uils point, however
some claiming that tnere was no
mc s>lty or ixoi.so for the killing,
these opiulonti being based on what
they have gathered from the roporis.
Sheriff Muldrow was notified abm;
1 o'cl Ci aud took Deputy SheriI?
Mooney ham and went lo the FOdUe ol
he homicide. Hu was Informed thal
Mathis had went to Bishopville to
-.urreuder. Wnen the snerlir return
d he f.iliad Mathis there and the
prisoner ls now in j ii).
HOUKiFI bl) FUJ>1 j??tAL PAR. Y
MAII?AO Wound) Niuo l'ornons .uni
Hots H >UHO on Viro.
Brooklyn, Anne Arundel county,
J ist across tho Patapsoo river from
Baltimore, Md., is horrified over the
deeds and death cf Walter Potce, an
Insano mao, 28 years old, who miter
ing his brother's bouse Just as friends
and relatives were gathered to at
tend tue funeral nf tue brot ?er'a Ut
tlc child, oponed Hro with a revelver,
set tire to the house and himself died
frum gunshot wounds, but whether
selMntlioted or not li ls unknown,
Polee entered thc room and began
Hrh g so entirely unexpectedly that
several persons were wounded before
they could eicapo. Nino people were
injured more or lef-s seriously hy shots
from revolvers and a repeating shot
gun. OT these a brother, John H.
Putee, and Wm. H. Miller, a brotbor
in-law aro likely to die. Tho orr/..
man found time botwoen shots to
sprinkle oil about thc lie use and set
lire to lt. Firemen summoned from
Baltimore, Md., finally extinguished
tho Hames, but not before the bull
dlnq had ben almost gutted. On the
second door was found tho body of
lha manlao badly burned about the
waist and with a shot wcuud over hlh
Bystanders had fired at him repeat
edly, but whether one of their shots
hit him during the two hour fusilade
or whether he died by lils own bauds
uaiiuuly bo COI j ictured. Puteo lb
Haid to have shown evidence of insan
lny for six or eight months past. The
body of the Child was romoyod before
thc Ihe reached lt.
Bro thors eiouvion <1.
At Cordele. Ga., the Jury In the
oaso again.st George W. Bundrick,
charged with murder, returned a ver
dict of guilty and he was sentenced to
death. Bund rick and his brother An
drew In 8 pU mber, 1902, waylaid and
shot to (h ath John Khrouder and
wounded his wife. Goorge escaped
and Andrew was tried and sontenceo
to Ufo Imprisonment. G^orgo was
recently captured In Louisiana and
brought back for trial.
Trains Collide*
A freight and a pansongor i min
collided in a snow storm near Bloom
dale, O/ilo, on Sunday and two men
wo; a killed-a fireman and a mail
agtut-and 16 persons were injured,
Another Sensation in the New
York Life Insurance.
Paid to Defeat Bryan in First Cam
paign. Hamilton Declares He Paid
Chalrm n Bliss a Big Sum.
Bliss Denies and Hara?
Htou Shows Receipt.
Tbe following interesting artiole
from tho Now York Herald of Maro!)
20, shown the moans used In 1800 by
the Republicans to defeat theelectlor
of William Jennings Bryon:
1 see that Cornollus N. lilias, treas
urer of the Republican natiomil oom
mltte, denies that ho had received
from me for the Now York L'fe the
sum of 875,000 for oampaign purposes
in 1800,*'said Former Judr,o Androw
Hamilton Wednesday, ojmmontlnk
upon Mr. Bliss' assertion that ho nev
er mot the J idge.
"Maybe inls might stimulate hi*
memory a blt," ho added.
Judge Hamilton reached Inside the
breast pocket of his cjat and produc
! a 8h< af of vouchers, some of which
juro tho signature of tho foremost
men in?flnanoeof tortay, and stripped
nfl a whlto receipt fri m such as th?
Republican national committee uses
ile smoothed out the b*t of paper,
.;;i/."d ab it with an amused (mlle, ano
spread it flit upon the table in hie
"Lioks as If lt was up to Mr. Bls>
to think nomo more, does lt not?'
continued Mr. Hamilton.
The receipt is a vouoiier for 875,000
segued by Mr Bliss and dated Ootjbji
1 and 20, 1800. It ls explained that
the amount was paid over in two pay
ments, the ?rst ono of 810.000, on
October l, and the balance ot 805,000
JU October 20, the figures at the
left hand lower omer of the voucher
oeing raised from 810,000 to 875-,
When lt was first brought to thc
attent on of The Herald, on Sunday,
chat Andrew Hamilton said he held a
voucher showing that ho had paid
876,000 to Mr Bliss, ia addition to
ohe 60,000 admitted by Mr. McCall
to haue been paid to the oampaign
fund of the R.'publican party in 1800
Mr Bliss asked concerning the mat
ter, and he denied all knowledge of
si c i payment. His exaob lanuage
"S joh a statement ls utterly fa'se.
I, as treasurer of the Republican na
tional committee, did not receive any
money, nor was any voucher therefore
issued by me. I do not know Andie?
Hamilton, would not know him it 1
should seo him, and nover heard of
him until recently."
In his home, 180 Madison avenue,
yesterday, the nutter wai agiin oall
ed to the attention of Mr. Bliss.
Since applying t^ you for Infor
matton about the alleggd payment of
an addlti nal 875,000 Into the IV'pub
Hean national committee's fund in
1890 by Andrew Hamiltan, new evl
dei.cd has come to hand, Mr. Bliss
Can you ri call the Incident todaj ?"
was asked.
.'1 havo said all 1 caro to say abou?
Me matter," returned Mr. Bliss. "No
such sum was paid over by Mr. Ham
ilton or tho New York L fe. My
word ought to be accepted au ilnal."
'But lt ls now known that a wish
er exists."
'Tnat ls untrue. No receipt ex
ists. If any one says so ho Iles. Have
you seen such a vouohoi?"
"Yes, Mr. Bliss, and I have a pho
tograph of that voucher. WHl you
let me show lt to you In ordor that
you may pass upon the genuineness
of tho signature?'*
'No oh! I won't look at lt. i d0
cline to say another word about the
Judge Hamilton explains the exist
ac oe of thc cl H. ok and takes a p;cul
lar delight in recalling the careful
manner In willoh the payment was
kept efl the books of the New York
Bliss wanted more money." ho
naid. "I don't know anything about
the 850, 000 whloh Mr. McUall ac
knowledged was paid to tho Republi
can campaign fund in 1890. Tnat j
was another matter. But I know 1
was instructed to pay this money to
Mr. Bliss, and that 1 borrowed 875,
000 upon my notes and passed it over
to Mr. Bliss. I lirst passed over 810,
000 and got Mr. Blina' receipt for it,
and when 1 raised tho balanoo 1 paid
Miat ovor.Jand in ordor to simplify
the tranbaotlon caused the additlor
?05.000 to bo reooipted for upon the
same voucher, preserving tho two
dates of payment, 20 days apart.
"I borrowed this money and when
1 was reimbursed I took up tho notes
ard settled tho Indobtedncas. I knov
this traiiHaotlon docs not appoar in
ibo regular way upon tho books of
tho New York Life.
Bu f, you do not suppose, do you,
that Androw Hamilton was paying
1(75,000 of his own monoy to tho Re
publican campaign fund? As a mat
ter of faot, tlio entlro transaction can
and will be proved to tho satisfaction
of everybody In dun Mme. Do thoy
want any nure vouchers of this sort?
"I notlco that several men on thc
oxecutivo com mitte, haye. Intimated
that they ought to make good to Mr.
MoOall'a estate tho amount cf 8148,
000 which Mr. McCall paid ovor tu
thd RepublicT fnnd. That ls all
right, nut I am in a position to tell
them that they will have to pay over
much more than 8148.0C0 to square
tho aotual money contributed to the.
oampaign funds by tho Now York
Lifo during tho last 13 years. Tille
$75 QQQ ls ono addition. Let them
got busy and lind moro.
In commenting on tho above the
Columbia State says: Mr. Bliss says
ile. Judgo Hamilton oontldontly
waves tho voucher In air. If Mr
1511 HM's word "ought to bo accepted a%
dual" it ls nevertheless true that lt
will not be so aooeptod. The public
has g'eat faith in what is put down ic
"black and white "
Ooo of two things is oertain. Eith
er Judge Hamilton's voucher is gen
uine or else is a forgor. If the vouch
er or receipt Is a forgery then Ham
ton ls either a forger or an ac
complice in forgery, and in eith
er event, he nhl u d bo prdso
cuted. If, on the other hard
ne receipt is gonuine, there ls u<
other recourse than In the pain f ulcer
talnly that Mr. Bliss is Wing. Cer
tainly a gentleman of Mr. B iss't
8tanolng will nut rest under euch a
susp'olon. Ho mu it and will dun itu
that Judge Hamilton ba prosecuted
and convicted cf forgery or connivance
in forgery. Tnat is tho only oouist
that will absolve Mr. Bias from the
suspicion that is naturally aroused b>
the exhibition of an alleged genuine
receipt signed by himself and ac
knowledging the reoelpt ot monoy that
he denies having reo-ived There is no
mistaking what Mr. Bliss's course
should bo. It ls plain and peremptory.
Until somo one proves that Hamil
ton is a liar cf the most maliolous sort,
there oan bi no rost for tho weary. Hi
is st.rrlug 'em up with a long and
point id stick. With the Jaunty as
aranco of tho man who admits al
and rather glories in the admission, hi
ls goto? about disporting himself lu a
canner that ls as Joyful to him as it
ls dlsconoeruing to the group of high
Unacolors and oorporatian Uwyen
that constitute his gama. He ls quloC
willing to talk and ho ls not careful at
to whom be talks about. For the safe
ty of those gentlomen high lu thc
counsels of il.nineo and of poll MOB, he
must be gagged. If he ls not, it is as
c?rtala as fate that bo.uething ls go
ing to drop.
Ono fr'nrmor Maelo Sovonteon Thons
.nd Dollars Cloar.
The Slate says Col. E J. Watson,
commissioner of agriculture, Immigra
tion aud commorce, is very biuy n w
getting material for a statistical bul
letin which ho will Issue shortly
Nearly overy day he got3 letters in
quiring for Information on certain
subjects and lt requires a perse-nal
to furnish the answer each time. II?
oas decided upon the kind of bulletin
bo will Issue and ls preparing the
manuscript for thc work.
Tho amount and variety of informa
tion to be furnished in this pamphlet
will be a matter of surpriKO to all
workers in ligures. He will give ton
age hauled on railroads for each year
fora decide; tonnage of fartH'zjrs
used In ah* same length cf time; num
ber of bales of cotton stun Into thread
number of hiles of doth made; popu
lation and orops.
Oae of tho most romarkablo exhibits
which Col Watson has got together in
sumo time is a statement of the in
come from tho sale of garden truck
Blank forms are coming in. These
will have to be collaborated. "South
Carolina, the Garden Country ol
America," is thc title of the pamphlet
on gardening for the market.
Tho most remarkable statement of
all those so far received shows that on (
me farm of 103 aores the owner last
year made, not $17 500. On six acres
of lettuce ho cleared *2,600; $3 OOO on ,
10 acres of cucumbers, a d. (3,300 on
22 acres of cucumbers. Tue public*
non of tbesa ligures ls ennuin to (
make everybody quit everything
e's? and go Into thc truck raising bus- j
Commissioner Watson will leave
thc latter part of this week for C em ,
son college whore he will oonfrr with
President Moll and Prof. Cbambllss In ,
regard to tho terms for the competi
tors from this State who will take
part lu tho eorn growing oontost. A
number of farmers from S JU th Caro
Una will take part, several having al (
ready sent In their notlllratlons. Tub
State will, as before, be tho only .
State In the S~uth to tako part In the
contset, and thc $1,000 prl/.j was won
oy Mr. Drake of Marlboro In thc last
competition. Commissioner Watson
wants thc school children to take
part as they did in Illinois and thus
get up a oro exhibit from South
Jarolina for the Jamestown expoal
Next week Commissioner Watson
will ba In Baaufort whore he will look
into the mattor of growing sweet p .
tatoeii there. This ls the banner
county of tho State in tho matter of
raising sweot potatoes.
Willie Mon ?tlnut Hantf.
A Supreme Court decision seals tho
fate of Hob Smalls and John Nail,
North Carolina white men, who were
convlotod last spring In Darlington of
tho murdor of a negro named Frank
!?O0tt, whom they Shot on tho streets,
tho white men being in a drunken au i
rowdy condition. Smalls was only 22
years old and Nail Just 10 at tho time
of tho killing. Smalls was given a
death sentence and Nail, being recom
mended to merov, got a life sentence.
Smalls was sentcnocd to hang last
May. Tho Supremo Court alli rms the
results In thc lower court, and Smalls
Is to be sentenced In the near future.
Kiiiori His Father.
A.ti Atlanta Henry J. Purcall, a bar
ber, agod no years, was shot and In
stantly killed by lils son, LO isha Pur
cell, aged 24, at their homo on Ce,urt
lanel strcot early Wednesday evening.
Tno circumstances as gatherod f,om
several witnesses woro that tho elder
Purcell came homo intoxicated and
began at onoo a quarrol with his
wife. Going from tho he uso he re
turned with a briok willoh he made a
motion to throw at his wlfo and at I
the wifo of tho younger man, who
Immediately drew his revolver and
tired. Elisha Purcell auriendcred to
to the police.
Killing in Georgia,
Burrell Hush, agod 00, wis shot and
killed by Alonzo Haddock Thursday
at Haddock, Ga. The slayer ls a?cd
?j. Ho surrendered promptly. The
trouble grew out of tho marrlago of a
sister of Haddock and tho son or
Bush in Macon. The parties are
prominent in tho county.
Some Indie' is Who Sacrifice Ba
bies tol jSacred Snakes to
The Unite Living Reptiles Arc Kept Shut
Up In a Cave lu the Mountains
and Fetjf on Human Saclll
dal |teRh by the Fa
Tho KT and jury of Bernadillo Coun
ty, Now Milloo, was presented with
evldonoo recently whioh apparently
snows that gunian sacrifice ls still bo
tog praotlsrd. among other barbaric
religious rli^os by our Amcrloau lil
lians A ^ousldorablo amount of
testimony ^jyas producid as to tin
praotlcea of^wltohcraft and the com
mon habib c,x. tho Indians of murder
ing men and women who are suspeot
sd of beinp "evil spirits." Ia fact,
Joe Luis, chief modlolno man of the
Papado tri*/} of Arizona frankly ac
knowler'gcc.^that he Is the slayer ol
JOMO fa. A n'.ou, a woman, whom the
Papagos a nativo village nsa
Covered Wefts in tho Gunsight county
accused of being an evil spirit who
bewitched them and was r soonslb.i
for their rrjjjsfortu1 es. During tim
Summer a gy!eal m my cattle bolong
lng to tho Iftdiaus sickened and died,
ind 8taiv:,pkm stared them in th',
face. L^to$ some of the leaders o
.ho tribe frjjocum jed to a mysterious
disease, andftho savages, who sty1
bol?evo in viltbcraft, held Josefa An
ton, a wom&n of tho village, respon
sible for tjje conditions. Luis, thi
ncdlolue rri?n, believed lt his duty t<
rid the viii ige cf tho wltoh, so ho lur
id her out ?into tho desert and min
dered her.
But. tho rnost shocking testimony,
says tho Ofiireipondent of thc Ne
Yjrk Amefioan was given by a Cathi
lie iniS8loua% who was admitted te
some of tbt> Saced rites of the Indiai>
of tho puba.b'of Z a, the most isolat
ed of the savage* in Nev M. X O
Hero tbe t*r|est was led to a CA ve In
ohe mount .lins, the mouth of whlo>
ls enclosed 'with a stone wall fifteen
feet thiele j Ia this wall there ls
.lois eighv o? ton i nu .es In diameter,
iud in^ioave lives a huge sacred
.make, ch at times omergis
?Iii*... * .. i Tji*! Ind'a? s keep
a watcv tho cavo and regard thc
appearaoor of tho serpent as a man
date upon thuin to produc? a human
sacrifice Mr tho oreaiuro.
U?uallvl tho witness said, the sacrl
Uo.i was voluntary, some lud?an moth
ar being ready, under the. spur of re
ilglous enthusla.m, to < ir jr her in
fant. Vt however, the exhortations
if tho frenzied medicine, man failed to
rind willing response, then a oouuoh
of tho old men of tho trlbo was held
?nd a baby was ploked out by vote,
in either eise, willing or unwilling,
the mother was led fur ward to bbl
maranoo of the cave and kept there
.int 1 the snake appeared. As th?
iiuge serpent wrl^^led forth through
the hole the moti or crept forward
ind delivered ov3r bor ohlld.
Alter this a dance was begun by
the ohlof medicine man, which was
joined In by tho o? hors of thj tribe,
md tho ooromonlal kept up until sun
It is known that a very similar sys
tem of sacrifice of babies and adults
vras prao'.lsed until recently by the
Gllorieta Indians, who lived tn tho
Pecos Valley, of Now Mjxloo. Triirty
miles north of the village of Glorieta,
In the mountains, is a caye similarly
lenka up except for a hole 1er
anough to admit a largo snake, Tul&
ls well known lo all residents of that
section. Several years ago when the
Glorieta Indians were snake worship
pers, a hugo saored sorpeut made his
abodo In the oavo.
A human sacrifice was made at reg
ular periods to this snake, tho cere
mony oonneoted therewith being om
cf the most saored tenets of the Io
dian religion. Sometimes the sacri
fice was v luntary on thc put uf tne
victim, and sometime was plso?d on
tho altar by his comrades. Finally
the trlbo dwlndlod down to ono mar.
and ono woman. When the timo o?
s?.orllico again came around, thc wo
mau was seized with terror, as a wo
man was alway considered preferable
asan elf ..ring to appease the great
spirit through the medium of the
snake. Unknown to thc man, she
lied boforo the fatal hour arrived
Left alono to fitoe tho gruesome or
deal, tho man was also seized with
fei<r and lied tho country. Other lu
dians of other tribes know of the
cave, and oannot bo Induced to go
near lt.
Tue grand Jury was Impressed with
the need of a thorough Investigation
of the aeorot praotlc s of the Indians,
and a resolution was adopted calling
upon tho United States authorities tu
sift the matter to tho bottom and
take means .0 stop forever the prac
tice of human sacrifico. In vlow of
the groat difficulty a white man has
in penetrating the seo cts of tho In
dlans, it is not surprising that thc
Government officials arc ignorant ol
theso c uel coremonlals. In fact,
many vlllagos of Indians in rcmotu
mountain districts i re hardly known
to even the wandering mining pros
pects, and arc novor visited by agents
of tho I) partmcnt of thc Interior.
lt must bo remembered, too, that]
Now Mexloo is a big territory, with
an area as great as tho combined
ares of Now York and tho New IO ;g
lar.d States, and events may transpiro
In certain secluded sections cf lt and
be as little known to many other
sections as If the inhabitants d*elt
ata much great.? r distance from thc
scene of these events. Tho bi ghost
firms of civil zitlon and prosperity
eslst In certain parta of N^w Moxie.
but there aro still sumo lud?an puob
los, or villages, little known to the
white man.
Xn one form or another this story
which was brought before the grand
Jury Is not new, as lt ha? been told
around oampfires and t y writors of
Pueblo legonds and traditions, but |t ?
bas never heretofore been br >u?nt be
fore a Judicial body. A version of
tho story ls that there ts bur, ono
snake of vonerable age and immense
size, which bas been trausferrcd from
pueblo to pueblo, causing in each
in turn a mysterious deoreise in tho
birth rate. Another version ls that
there aro several snakes, but that thc
mediolno men led tho people to be
devo that there was only one. S?ll
?inother relates as to how the snake
ls gu irded by tho ladlan councillors,
.be people being kept ignorant of tho
Tate 0/ their children. Tho history
of the snake brought to tho attention
of the grand Jury is qu te singular. I
runs that tbo snake was first kept In
thc Santo Domingo pueblo, whenoo it
was transferred to tho Jem z pu< bio,
the Santo Dominicans paying a largt
tribu'6 to have it taken efl* their
bands. TbeJemez Ind ans lu turn
unload ad it upon tho / a pueblo,
whero it has remained for many
That tho snake is a conspicuous
tlgure in the religion of most cf the
Amor'ctn indians In the Southwest
ls, of oourse, well known. Tho mod
ern Indians get tbolr traditions fro i
tho ardent Azteos, who wore snake
worshippers and who, we know, marje
human sacrifices and venerated sacred
reptiles. The M qui Indians and
(heir annual snake dances aro Mirvi-?
vals of tho old Azteo ceremonial *
The Mcquls capture largo number of
rattlesnakes, wash them and d wu*. .
vith them, bidding thc serpents lo
their teeth. Many of tho dancers
vre bitten, but the victims are at
nico taken Into a oavi whrro the
ncdiolno mau administers an antidote
and i o harm ensues. This secret cure
or snake bite is known only to one
man In ta:h tribe, and he passes the
-ecrot on to a ohosou priest before ho
dies. No amount of persuasion by
white men has ever been able to wrest
this saored and invaluable secret from
.he Indians. A medicine man will
vlways let a White man clio cf snake
olte rather than give him the cure.
Aside froTi putting au md Co the
.mel riles of human Baerl Ilea Mitre
iro enough seor et ceremonials of the
Pueblo Indians yet un. iei. by white,
men tri well repay au Investigation by
i-ho Department ot the frite)le r.
t^iguroH that Will Sm pt hm a Groat
M .-.ny PooplC?
The Philadelphia LHgrr says il ?
dlscus-.ion of tbe Ins. ill ii. ney of the
President's salary has recommenced,
md certain facts are b'< ugiit forward
nrioh which lt ls doubtful If tiie aver
?ge Amerloan ls ucquMoted. It whl
perhaps b?i news m many fchjfct a,!
ohough thc President's sul?rv ls $50,
DOO, he aciually n ceivas moro tuan
,wioe tnat amouut-$125.000-aver*
year. Govommentappropri?t! n year
ly devoted to tho czeou ive man.si ?ti,
lo addi i ion to the Presidents sal;-ry,
ire given as follow: : P?v of Pros!
tent's private secretary, $3 250; as
dttaub private secretary, $2,250; ste
nographer, $1,800; UYO messengers,
?*ch, $1 200; two doorkeepers, oaoh
$1.200; four other dei ks at salaries
rangh g fmai $1 ??O bo $250; telegraph
?perator, $l,2uo; two ushers, eacu $l,?
400; one night usher, $1 3uo; a watoh
LIUU, $000. Thc government abo
furnishes aman to lako oure. t>f ihi;
fires at $801 a year, a steward at $1,
800, and allowa two special funis o?
$40,000 Just mentioned, $12 500 ls for
repairsand f.;r refurnishing the White
House-; $2,500 ls for fuel; $4 000 f ir
the greenhouse ; $15,000 for ?as, match
es, tho upkeep of tho stables and
various miscellaneous matters. Tue
$8,000 ls for stationery, oarpets, the
care of tho stables as distinguished
from expenditures for feed, equipage
iud the Uko. The grand total, Includ
ing the President's salary, ls given as
$125.000 a year. To most men these
apprupri tlons will seem very liberal.
Ibis posslblo, for example, that five
uundred tons of coal are required In
the White House every year for the
purpose of heating and cooking Y IL lb
truo that the President ls compelled
to do a great deal of costly entertain
ing, but practically all his household
expenses seem to b i paid by tho gov
eminent except tho outlay ft>r food
and wine. Fifty thousand dollars ls
i>ot much for a man who must. Itv* In
the style of the President of thc Uni
ted States, but $125,000 a year ls a
comf jr table income.-Philadelphia
Lodger. __
8?X lilllie lt.-Urn.
Congressman J. A. Bede was toe
speaker at a big banquet at Grand
Ittplds tuo otner nignc, at whlcii wo
men were admitted to hear tho spee
ches. Mr. Bade apollplz d for the
uon-appearance of lt .pr?sent?t! ve
Weston, of Indiana, who ho said was
detained at home because ot "family
matters." "1 want lt. distinctly un
elerstoed," said Mr. Bade, "that UL
dcr the Itooscv ?lt administration the
national bird has been chat gi d from
the eagle to the stork. The euglo
may soieam, but tho stork eb liv. rs
tho goods. I never posed asan Adonis.
Mr. Cede continued. "My wife alwa>s
insisted that she would never marry
any hut a six foot man-ono with a
big black mustache. But sho married
mo, and now wo have a string of bix
little Bedes,
Ovurworkod Hun.mir.
Pneumonia following a nervous
oollapso as a result of strain and tx
ottcmont during protracted revival
ser vicos at thc Firht Baptist churou
at Padiuiha Ky., caused tho death of
thc pastor, Hiv. John S Oheek, aged
46 years, Thursday at Waco, Tex. A
revival which brought aboiu 1,000
conversions came to an end last S u
diy after lasting four months, ..ut
Mr. Cheek's mind and health gave
way soveral weeks ago and lie had
been taken South in tho heipe tnat
thc chan'Q wH *>?; .' ? *' hoalth.
v? unit. Att ira.I?.
Many Australians nave an idea that
Japan is looking ojvolously on tneir!
island continent, Thuir suspicions
were increased tho other day by tho
discovery In tho baggage of t*o Japa
ueso, who were traveling in Austra
lia as mediants, of a comdeto set
ot thc secret plans of tue Sydney for
I tllloatlous.
ratcs for Meetings of County Clubs
and County and State
Oen. Wllio Jones, chairman of the
Stato Democratic executive commit?
iee, announced Thursday that the
committee would be called to mee'
this year on April i h to o mst dor th?
m Uti rs pertaining to the campaign
soon to open and to issue the call for
the S ate convention, which will for
malty s< t the ball in motion.
Tho meeting of the present clubs
-.vii bo held on the last Saturday In
vp il, tho 28th, and tho oouuty crn
.'entions, made up ol delegates select
id at the o'.nb meetings, will assemble
on tho 7ch of May to eleot delegates
to tho State convention, a county ex
eoutlve committee and a member
from each oounty of the Stato Demo
orallo cxeoutlvo committee.
The Stato Democratic conVontior
will bo held on the 16vti of May, tba'
being the third Tuesday, lt ls. not
known what matters will cora? befo?e
tho convention this year. Atter the
.neeting of the convention thc new
arrangements for the State oampatgu
alon*? Hues dtoldodrprn in the con
vention. Tue lt1 nar ar y * ill be map
ped out by tho exioi.t ve committee.
Tho party eons I,: lotion savs that
there shall he one or more clubs io
?.ach ward or township and that th?
clubs sh a l meet on the fourth Satur
day in April lu State eleotlou years.
Um county conveutlons tho first Mon
day lu May and tho State convention
the third Woduesday lu May.
Tho qualifications f >r voting In thi
State primaries are that the person
who ocslres to vote must, have bo?u a
resident of tho S'-ato 12. months and
of theoount) 60 days, wh<> must pledge
himself to abide by the result ol ttn
primaries, and his namo must be on
ihe olub list at lcaso five d lys bjfort
oho primary.
Tho Sta? o executive committee \t
ouiiposbd ( f the fallowing repieieuta
lives from tuc several c.ninth-? :
Abbeville, A. W Jorie*; Aiken, J.
It Cloy, Anderson, J P. Glenn; Bim
b-rg, u. B. Fro ; Barnwell, W. D
Hi. oV; Beaufort, Thomas Mirth ;
?BrKelev. R W. Haynes; Charleston
J. F. Rle,; Oherokoo, W. S. Hall
Jr.5 Chester, T. J. Cunningham;
Cn sterile d. W. F. Stevens n: Claren
do.1?; A J. Rlohbourg; Colinton, J. W.
Hill; Darlington, J. R. C-ggeshali;
Doronester, J. D Bi vous; Bdgcfiel I
A.. E Padgett; Fairfield, T. A, Ket
ohlnj Fioi-ence, Di H. Traxler, G or
getuwn, J. W. Doar; Greenville, J. V
Brandet ; Greenwood, D. H. Magill:
ilunptoi, L. C. Langford ; H >rry, J
A. Mt Dei mott; K irshav/, J -G. P c
.rds, Jr ; Lancaster, T V. Willi..m ;
L'Usons. T. B Gre* s; L<?O, W. A
Jame;; L^xlugton, D J. Griffin;
Marlen, W A. Brown; M.r biro, W
u B*aus; Newberry, (J L. Bl a o;
Oon.ee, F. M. Cary; O rangoonvg
lt -bert Ltde; Plckens, W. T. O D 1 ;
R-ohiabd, Willy JOneuj S ?lu ft, J. C
H. Riuch; Spartanbuig, N. -.>. Bin
not i ; Sumter, R I. Mannim ; Union
J M G-or; Williamburg, D o Scon;
Yolk J. W. Ardroy.
Senator Tillman ls an ?*x*( fflc'.o
member of thc committee hy reason
of his i OJ :o as member of ihn nation
al committee.
Separated Couple ?a f hoy Stood Bi
toro Minister.
Tho oourso of true love, it develop
ed last Monday received a rude shock
when 10. A. Turnor, of Htggstown.
and Miss I\iarl Coleman, of Sa van nat'
>vare not married as they had hoped
to bo.
As the words "I pronounce yon
man and wife" hung on the Hps ci
Riv. R ibort Vaudeveuter, the mother
of ttie would-be bridj dashed In upon
theasse.mbUig'3.' Striking apart the
two hau ls tnat were about to b
u ilted f trevor, she forbade the mar
riage. Fainting, the bride fell to tl?
ll or and tho groom slood With star
log e?es at tho prevention of th'
tu I lill merit of his long planned elope
Dr. Vandeventer, too startled t
spoik tor an Instant, hold the mar
nage license h.ostdy in his hand. This
was tho mother's opportunity; stu
olutohed the llotinso and defied th?
munster tu proofed. Dr. ' Vandevon
ter begged ttiat sho allow the waddtm
caromony to gi on. To this she was
obdurate. Tue would b3 bridi wat*
r-iHtisoltated, the wedding assemblj
dispersed and Miss Pearl, ttie 14-year
old bride that was to be, returned dis
c.ins?late to her home.
Tno mother ls Mrs. Elisa A. Cob
man. Tho would ba gro ?rn is ttie
ownor of a sawmill at lllggstown
Tho wedding o remony was iuterupt* d
at the home of Mrs. N. F. Covnrb
the lrato mother's sister, at 007 Wen
Broad st reet Savannah.
Inst Monday Mr. Turner renewed
tits tff irts t('win tho mother's con
sent, but Mts Ct loman was uerolom
lng apparently. Sue said her dau? i
tor mint watt tlvo years. Whoo tm
license was scoured the girl w?.s g*ivon
as eighteen. Sue woars short dress
Were KoHOuod.
Seventeen passengers on throe OVR
of the Cleveland Southwestern trac
'ton lino, snow bou d by do"p drifts
five miles from Wooster, O do, after
spending an uncomfortable night,
vere rescu d Thursday by farmers
ana liverymen from Wooster, who
sent three big sleighs to tho snow
mund cars. Tno snow is so doon
between Wooster and Borea, 40 miles
\way, that traillo on tno road ls at a
Weal n ol' Mr. liiom&R.
A dtspa c'i from Wedgf lb 11 to Tho
State say M Mr. H. R. U.\i.,ma>*, ono
if this community's most substantial
OttiZ?ns, and former railroad commis
sioner, dlort suddenly Wodneiday of
hoatt trouble. He was a man of Uno
business ability, whioh was fouless'y
mado known during his term as r;iil
road commissioner. His sudden death
was a shook to his many friends.
D. Q. Ziegler Shot by Eugene
Hogan at Sumter
What He Owed Him for Work Done
in His Office. Ziegler Was At
tacked as He Was Leaving
lllh Office. Was Hit Five
A special dlspvtoh from Sumter to
Tire Slate says blugeue Hogan, Jr.,
shot D. G Z dglor Friday afternoon
at 4 40 o.olook. Tho weapon was a
32 calibre pistol.
Ho fired live times, the fl/sts bill '"
ontored dlreot'.y uudar the left shoul
1er biado aud took a do wu vard course
coward tue right stde. Tue seoood
ball entered j ut abouli two luchos a
tove the tlrsj oae aud took au oppo
dte course. Tao third ball went be
j oweeu the body aud fie elbow, graz?
ing the lljsh on the arm The fourth
lind Ultu shots went wild.
The tragedy was euaoted on the
stairway of tho Winn building, 13
N .rth Muin street. Mr. Z Iglur was
c.ming down the stairway. When
iUuUu half way down Mr. Hogan be
gan Hrh g from bau top of tho stalr
viy. Wnou tho first ball struok
Zugler ho turned, ho says, naif way
"luuud and begged Hogan to stop,
this accounts for tho t*o bulls cross
ing euoh oiuor lu tue body, presum
?.ol v.
Z Igler ran en down the stairway
uno tue stree ti tuen turned aud went
into Durau.,'d phurmac/ wuere he
Wdb nude comfo. t^ojo until ne could
oe luk n to tue dumter h iSpibal. i'he
pny lciai.s nave m.?ie HO exactuation
with the lt reuigen X-ray, but have
j ulled to disolver t.io ou.loos. T.io
iootord stat;; tuat he is lu a very
.triGus condition aud walle tho
.vouuds aro tot noojessatiiy faoal,
tucy do not feel at all coull leo & of n's
noivery. Z lgler siys him?elf nels
.udag to die and has mace a sworn
iUtomortem stat'.meut aud given
tome directions ab .uo tho disposition
if his uuducss . ii
Z dglur statos, it is reportad, that a
. mr., wnUe in .v mu to uno snooting
y. u..g Hogan oa.lid at tau door of his
til JU ano he rem>od ulm admittance,
tugan demanded thu uuuey tnat
fcdg t? WA*, one bi .a ai a urauguts
uau when lie was form-?ny ... ......
employ. Z iK 1er ropllea tnat he did
UGO have it hut WoU d pay ulai.
Hogan went du wu too hallway and
lid outiind a lirgeuoorat tho head
ot the (stairs, Z dgier says, ana ho old
aol know i?i ula presence uotil he
leard tho tirar, sh JU from toe rear. Ia
s kuown that Zugler was Indebted co
i llegan for work cone aud that no cad
uaue repeated ?.Horts to collect tue
?eot but without sucotss.
The S/ale's corre?poi.d3ut visited
?be young man at tue J MI, out he was
ejiigag d in consuitatiuu witu als at
torney, H. D. Moise, wno replied that
?ie hau autoing to hay now. Ho was
comfortably boated and cool and ol
ected. He greeted the correspondent
in his usual manner. Ile ls aoout 23
/oars Oid aud nas a very young wae
and baby. Mr. Hogan's faohsr, the
well known buicuor is prostrated with
Z igler has been an architect in
Sumter for several years. Ho formerly
lad au olUee lu Columbia. He ia about
3 > years of age and has a wife and
ohrco children. His homo is at 100
.South Washington Street.
SliCW lt. MU ul.
A dispatch from Durango, Oolo.,
says after hiing shov bound for 12
lays on the io t/ summit of Cu mires
Pass, at tue oresj of tue San Ju m
range, 6U miles from tua uoar?jso
cowa, a D invar add Itu Grande train
ioiitalaiug 50 pissongsrs Taursiay
arrived lu A lam isa lu the Sil Luis
v.Uiey. ?ha train loft Dirango oo
M . o i 10 and bjoane stilled that
utgho, Snow cin dui i fald g day
itter day u itu it lay ou the level
??gher tuan th) smoki stuck of tae
,oo ?motivo, ltvilroad employes oar
ned provisio n to too lmprisonei pas
i nagora by climbing tho moantain on
? suuw shoes, and too passengors wero
I made as ooinfurtablu as posdblo.
lt).vlug ti tho alga .?..od ., v irai
passengers uooamo siCcC. A rotary
S'.ow pov penetrated to tao train
Weduohday nig.it aud today thu train
ran to Al.uosa. f
Nour Doiuh'n Door.
Tho entire family of doun II. Wil
liamson, poitmas.er and station agent
it Gi n Osborne, Penney, vania, on
the F rt Wayne raaroad. were found
unouat-.oioiis from asphj xiatlon Tuurb
day morning. Tao famdy .onalsted
of the father, motoor and liva omi
areli, and when found they wore sop
posea to bo in a moribund condition.
L'iie di covery w** ru.vde by persons
w ho aud gone to tb J sta lou to tako
one train foi Pitcsuurg. Forcing ohe
.00.8 they found tho en he family
still, in their beds and unconscious,
i'lio house was lilied with tie fumiu
if gas. P.iyslclans wuro summoaed
and acroic elf nts were mado to re
susoltato tue victims of tho aoo.deut,
nit at 10 o'olock only ouo, au Infant,
?lad bjon roviv.'.d.
Too WHKIH or Min.
Tho Mends of Tnoi. W. Kiley, a
wealthy banker and merchant of
brooklyn, fear that ac has committed
suicide. Thursday night a story was
published to the tftipu tuat Kaey had
married Mrs. Flora A. Coll, of Broi k
.yn, tan-e y< ars ago, in Hommand,
I nd.v although ho had auutnor wno
at tuc time ?ivlr.g. After the pu ill?
cation of the ouarges.KUey was quoted
assaying: '\TuiSMC molo will bu m-rc
than l oan bear. 1 never cid any
thing that was not. honest or honora
ble u itu I mtrrled Mrs. Colt. I kno*
that it waa wrong sud I am a uta mod
ot it."

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