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BENNETTS VILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, AU Ci;
ST 17, 1906.
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RIOT AND FICHT.
Having Strenuous Times in The
County of Cherokee.
VEED HOT MEETING
The Oreat Wonder ls (hal Only One Shot
Was Fired and that No One Oot
Seriously Hurt. The Trouble
Caused by Blind &Tiger
A dispatch from Gaffney to The i
Nows and Oourior says t.'-.o oounty
oampalgn In Ohorokeo ls waxing
warm. Tho meeting at Maury's Mil)
k Saturday broke up in riot. It was al
; most a miraolo that several people
were not killed. The meeting was
called In tho morning, and Mr. W. S.
Hall, candidato for thc Scuato, was
announced as the iirst speaker, whero
as it was Echeduled that the candi
dates for the Senate stu old speak next
to last. Owing to this agreement Mr.
Otts, who is opposing Mr. Hall, WSB
absent. The meotlr.g went on quiet
ly till dinner. A barbecue was sei ved
and whiskey is said bo bavo been dis
tributed freely by some parties, who,
to all appearances, were preparing for
The first speaker In tho afternoon
was Mr. Otts. When he finished c m
Will Black wood, a magistrate's con
stable, who had, lt ls olalmed, beer,
drinking, asked him a purely personal
question, which brought on words.
Biaokwood thon.applied au oath to Mr
Otts, and his friends took lt up and
went between tho two. Blaokwood's
friends rushed up and began to make
a tight. Mr. Otts was tho coolest mar
in the whole orowd and stood bis ground
well. The whiskey that had been dis
tributed got In Its work, however, and
the orowd, or a large party of lt, got
ina lighting humor. Every man scam
ed to want to light somebody it mat
/ tercd not who.
Direotly things got qulotcd down
fiomewhat, and Mr. Otts mounted the
wagon and made a statement that bc
had expected the row ; that ho expect
ed it on Friday, but the crowd got
drunk too soon, and began righting
mong themselves; that he had boen
warned betoro ho left town, and aftei
jj ! ', (. i/yt:uu?a 'Utit.nf >.??;
n aside aud told him min 'xue ?
crowd that is flghth g him-not Mr.
Hall, but his enemies, who arc follow
ing the oampalgn to give bim trouble
-had arranged to raise a row when
ho got up to speak. He furthermore
said that Biaokwood was not tho real
one who was trying to make trouble
for him, but that he was tho mouth
piece for another.
. Blackwood carno up to the wagon
and started to got In, when Mr. Otts
told him not to get In the wagon. Ht
thou walked efl and was talking from
a distance. Whou Mr. Otts got oui
of the wagon there were different
groups trying to keep thc men of diff
erent faoblons apart. Shoiiff Tnomas
was on tho Keene and was doing ad hr
Goold to quiet things, when a light
ooourred between two men, who be
gan knocking each othor about. It was
at thisjunoture that one, whose name
was Bald to be James Fowler, said to
bo from Union, drew his revolver and
started to shoot. Bystanders knocked
his band up and tho shot went i ff In
the air. The orowd aoattorod and hld
behind trees, wagons and anything
that was handy. There wore at one
timo at least a hundred knives opened
and ready for use, and tho fact that
only one shot was tired was remark
MAYOA FIGHTS POLICEMAN.
Another Lively Horlnuim^n in .Stren
uous Ohorokeo County.
Another dispatch to Tho News and
Courier from Gaffney HajBth? spirit
of mars wac IOOBC in Cherokee County
on Saturday. The county campaign
meeting broko up in a riot, and that
was thought bad enough, but that was
not all tho excitement for In Ga liney.
Saturday night about ten o'clock there
was a report of a light on the streets,
and an Investigation showed that
Mayor J. Q. Little and Chief of Bo
lleo Tom Lockhart wore fighting.
Soon Mr. Worth Little, a brother of
thc mayor, and Mr. never Little, a
son, Joined in, as did Officers Cap De
mons and Lloyd Autoll. The lighting
was brisk for some minutes. The won
der is that no shooting irons were not
used. There were several knocked
down In the melee, but none was Ber
After everything had quieted down
Mayor Littlo stood in the middle of
LlmcHtonoBtreot and mado an address
to tho bystanders, tolling them that
tho trouble was brought 00 by Chief
Lockhart and the other two UH jeri
engaged In the dlilluilty neglecting
their duty to clectlenocr for Sherill
Thomas for re oltctitn, ard lils hav
lng to put another niau, J. M. Hump
tyn, on thc police force to holp thom
15o their duty.
It might bc Bald here that Mayor
L.ttlc and Sher ff Thomas are not on
good terms and two of thc aldermen
are oandldat.es, one for ?her.IT and one
lor dork of Court. Mayor Little tous
occasion to mako a political address,
Having that no tinder should hold of
ilco too long, and advising the peoph
to put out every man holding < Aloe i>'
tho'Court House Before saying thai
he said that tho policemen bad no
business engaging In politics.
Tho correspondent says the otcur
renee of Saturday and Saturday night
was the talk of Gaffney on Sunday, ll
lp the oonoonsus of opinion that the
chief, who ls a nephew of the mayor,
aotod In self-defence and in the dis
charge of bis duty as did tim other
policemen who were acting as peace
Oflloors. There ls no town thc sl/,3 o?
G?ffnoy with amore obliging sot /
police offloers. j
HELPi?D ALL ROUND
V 8XOHY ?F AO?UAIJ IS XIMB Ill
UN OE) SHOWING HOW
An Agricultural l?uoation Gave
Farm Woik New Meaning
and New Joy.
M. L Shorman, of Ingham County,
Miohlgau, hired a young man who
had graduated from an agricultural
college and the reBults were BO won
derful and far reaching that wo give
piuco hero to Mr. Sherman's story,
willoh will bo read with interest by
all. Wo need to be awakened to the
valuo of an agricultural eduoatlon,
what it will aooompblivli for us and
our children. Few of us havo an ad
equate conception of the possibilities
along this lino, But liston to Mr.
"For two years I had hired a man
who had graduated from our agricultu
ral college Some of my neighbors
called me a fool for paying the wagcB
he demanded, but I never mado a
bettor investment, lils knowledge
was my lemon and I squeezed it. I
bought some hooke on farm chemis
try, botany, surveying and horticul
ture and took praotloal lessons of my
hired help lu these studies.
"My hired man honored his profes
sion. Ina few weeks.my boy, late
lr indifferent to farm work, tagged at
his heels and begged to help him.
My girl trailed after us with her bot
any. I stood speechless ono day
when she told me what Ruskin said
about the clouds. Her lingers were
in a book that had the hired man's
?ame on the Hy- leaf. I looked through
lt and showed it to my wlfo. She
said if snob oulturo was agricultural
abo waa glad hor daughtor was duding
"That summer v/o began war on
iuseot pests by studying entomology.
My children went wild with enthusl
asm, collecting specimens under the
hired man's dlreotlons. Because he
was watohlng for a certain moth,
Will refused to go with some other
boys to the circus, though the year
before ho oamo near running away
to join a olrcu8 company. In his
threat to do so ho had quoted the
frequent utterance of a neighbor, 'A
farmer's lifo is a dog's life. " The lifo
of my educated hired man, by its
very contrast with a dog's life had
saved my boy.
"Before summer was over our ohil
dreu knew tho birds, their ways and
haunts, from the bobolink to the owl.
Uj O jtobcr they had set themselves
Co proteot quails and partridges. Ag
rinultur&i, soleuqoJ^ad taught them
that moat buen- ?Uv. r?irmerft' frieda.
"In the second yoar of our farm
eduoatlon the children gave breathless
descriptions of wild fl )wers, ferns and
lovely dogwood white with blossoms.
Thoy were amazed at the beauty of
forest tree Howers. 'Father, did you
know that the trees in the woods have
ll iwer&V Why did you nevor tells us?
Seo the lovely red and green satin ot
Mie hickory buds, eyer so much pr?t
tier than tulips.'
"I was ashamed to confess I had
never considered tho lilies or the
trees, bow they grow. My girl had
become a lover of trees. She made
mo promise not to destroy her fairy
land, the wood-lot, by felling the ma
ples, as 1 had Intended.
"The chemistry of foods Improved
our diet and lessened the work of the
kitchen. Io connection with some ad
vice Lom the family physician, I sub
stituted the glass of milk for tho mun
"1 had tried to forecast tim weath
er by tho barometer, but concluded
that that Instrument was too merour
lal to be reliable. But Mr. Smith
deemed to understand ?B changes sui
Holen My to keep our hay. out of tin
way of long storms, lils observations
and mine were another example of btu
difference between educated and un
"No new buildings were put up.
but under Mr. Smith's directions I
Hied over our barns and sheds until
dryness, ventilation and ?[convenience
for cleaning were as good as in oostly
structures. O ie result of these im
provements was that my boy easily
and willingly did the work about sta
bles and poultry yards, willoh ho for
merly Bhlrkcd. Io harvest time whon
work was pushing my wife and
daughter took pleasure in d >lng ebor
cs, which had been Impossible under
"My farm was saved: that was
much. My boy was save; that was
more. Tho farm had become more at
tractive Mian the circus or tho city.
After Mr. Smith went away tho boy
worked on thc farm and with his
boo lus to prepare for a course in the
agricultural eollege, from whloh he
graduated three years later."
Does not Mr. Sherman's remarka
ble experience suggest the solution of
that vexod problem. How to keep tho
'miv on thc farm? 1 think lt does.
Long live tho farm college I May lt
receive the support which Its import
liRiifthftii Muy H It'd Falun.
In a lettor received by Gen. Wilie
Jones Wodnesday William La?aban
& Son empatlcallv deny that there ls
tho slightest foundation for tho re
port that they paid for the repairs on
Gm. Jones resldonoe. They deny thlh
and all other reports about them and
the South Carolina liquor situation
and said that tho poople of South
Carolina soom more than willing to
pub lsh adverse report? about them.
The arm says: "Haskell's statement
aa published In "The State' of Aug.
2, about you and your house and our
selves ls absolutely false. All other
statements they have published about
us aro likewise false. "
?ot h Shot.
Mrs H A. Leaptrot was shot and
Instantly killed and her husband
probably fatally wounded Thursday
night while sitting on the porch ot
their residence near Cherry Valley,
Ark. The shooting waa done by
Chrco mounted mon who ll red from
oho front gato. The Uvo Woolb-.ght
brothers woio arrcstod on tho marge
..of oompllolty. Two yoars a^u L?apt
' '"?da member of tho Woolbrlght
DlVOBCE MCtjWl). ;
?\ M ll.I,ION BKOKEN JliA.llRIA.GKS
IN TWENTY YEAHS, . >
(Jonnun Pepartment riligently Gath
ering Statistics Which President
Boosevelt Will Employ.
One million divorces, at least, were
granted by the courts of this oountry
during tho past twenty years. This
is an estimate bv tho oensus bureau,
and lt is so startling that lt probably
will rosult In further Important dis
cussion of the question of enaotlng a
uniform divorce law in tho various
President Roosovolt, who has dis
cussed in bis messages and other pub
Ho utterances tho general subj ot of
legislation bearing upon marriage and
divorce and bas expresod himself
strongly In favor of a uniform divoroc
law, direoted somo time ago that thc
oensus bureau Instituto an inquiry
Into the 8ubJeot of divorce No in
vcstlgatton Into a social or coonomlo
question mado in many years is re
garded as more Important to the peo
pie of tho country personally than
this one, now just fairly begun by
Dlreotor North and his corps of assis
tants, lt is expected by tho Pros!
dent that tho statistics gathered by
the oensus bureau, together with thc
legitimate deductions from them, will
demonstrate conclusively tho neces
sity cf uniform divorce laws, and be
expects to uso the figures to bring
ah ,ut suoh a result.
The question has been considered
by the President with tho ablest law
yers of the Senate and House of Re
pr?sentatives. They have c.-ne u led
practically that, at present, thc Con
gress lacks the constitutional p . w -
to enaot a divorce law whloh would
applicable lu the States. Tho Fret
dent hopes, therefore, to create b
sentiment lu favor of uniform legisla
tlon on the subject by tho Legislatur
es of tho various States or to obtain
from tho people, through the Legisla
turee, approval of a constitutional
amendment confering upon tho Gun
gress authority to regulate by law the
general matter of marriage and
Tho statistics to be c dleotod and
compiled by the census bureau will
cover the twenty-year period from
1887 to 1000, inuluslve. A similar In
vestigation was made in 1880, cover
ing a twenty-year period, and the
figures of tho two periods are expected
to provo valuablo for comparison. In
the period of twenty >ears Just pre
ceding 1880,484,083 applications for
divoroe wore made to the courts and
328.710 of them subsequently were
granted. _Figures already in the
handr :!..V>>???: North, of con
4?f>bUi> .reu? ctio ?v*te^t*?>'
that, in tue past twonty years, the
applications for divorce aggregated
nearly a million and a half while the
divorce aotually granted numbered
moro than a million. Of course,
oven this alarming total does not ln
jludo all car.es of the infelicity of mar
riage, but only thoso which reached
the courts In spite of tho apprchen
sion of the par des of public sea dal.
The inquiry will be oonduo ed along
such lines as will make the resultant
ligures and deductions valuable in the
preparation of laws for the regu'ation
of marriage and divorce. Au effort
will be mado to collect thc statistics
practically simultaneously, as In the
case of the taking of tho population
of the cour. try. Special agents will
bc appointed in all parts of country
to examine the records of the dlvoroo
courts. In tho United States there
aro nearly 3,000 counties, all of which
probably have records in their courts
jf divorce applications. All details
concerning eaoh OSBO will be collected
and tabulated with studious care.
Pvtlcu'ar reference will be made to
the number of children affected by
tho dlvoroo oases and how they were
affected, as these faots, lt ls believed,
will be potent in determining the ao
don of the Legislatures In the pass
age of laws.
When the Investigation shall have
been concluded and the figures studied
oarcfully with a view to presenting
In concrete form thc result of the In
quiry, the President will transmit
the roport to tho Congress, probably
accompanied by a speolal messag. In
that utterance to his views on thosub
J 'Ot of the action to be taken to correct
what is regarded by sociologists as
one of tho greatest evils of our time
for Throwing ltallrofcd SpikiHAt an
The Floronoc Times says tho Au
gusta excursion train which passed
Orangeburg about two o'clock Tues
day morning roached Florence about
live o'oloek that morning. The Times
says "this excursion was not aa bad a*
somo of the past Augusta excursions
for lighting and drinking yet there
was some mischief dono to tho train
by outside miscreants.
"DirectiveC. I? Wheeler and Chief
Koopman brought two negro youths
and ono whito boy In for throwing
spikes at the train. Tho negroes are
Willie and Luther Anderson who were
arrested for throwing railroad spikes
at tuc train at Creston. The whlto
man, Hon Gartman was taken up at
Orangeburg for the same mlsohlof.
These parties will be taken hack to
their native counties and doalt with
according to law.
"At Harnwell on the second section
of thccxourslon Flagman MClcnaghan
was found In an ur conscious condition
with a ??vere gash over bis oyo, and
lt was not known how lung hu had
been In this condition. When the
train reached Denmark his wounds
wcro dressed hy a doctor and a speolal
oar was taken by tho wounded man
until ho readied Florence whore Doc
tor Gregg mot thc train and went to
work on tho wounded man.
"MoClenaghau ls supposod to have
beon hit by somo miocrcant throwing
rooks at tho train. Tho oxourslon
was very orderly going and coming,
very little whiskey was In cvldonoe
and a good crowd wont."
Shot to Deat h,
At Shoevoport, La., a man wa?
killed by his divorced wifo who in ar
Insane condition went to his houst
ind domamded her ohiidron.
Told of the Corey Divorce Case
ITS A VEKY SAD ONE,
Mrs. Corey Knew Nothing of Her Hus?
band's Intentions to Desert Her
Until He Told Her at a Dinner
to Which He Had In
Thero has perhaps oever boon a Ufo
with greater oontrast on two sidos
and perhaps none more sad In seme
rospeots, than tho llvos of William
Kills Corey, president of tho Unitod
States Steel Corporation, and hlBwlfo,
or former wife, which culminated at
Reno, Nevada, on Monday, July 29,
whon Mrs. Corey was grauted an
absoluto divorce from tho millionaire
husband, who had tired of hor, ana
given the oustodyof hor minor son-.
Mrs. Corey is a woman not only of
attraotlve appearanoo, but modest of
manner and somewhat magnotlo.
During the trial of her caso, which
was In no wiso contested by Ooroy,
and absolutely devoid of any effort at
dtfonse, sho was sad. Wli.n the fact
was announced that ' she had gained
what she asked-freedom from the
ian who wanted to be free of her
?>e orled. She stated that she had
. o married to Corey, a man then of
ar less s di lenee than now, tn P.tts
bu'g, on Decembor 1, 188.1, and they
lived happily nearly 20 years. His
indifference, with accumulation of
wealth, developed and ho llnally de
serted her. After several weeks of
inattention and then desertion,
Corey took bur to dinuor, SB he would
have taken any other woman ac
quaintance and calmly told her she
would have to go; that he wae tired
bf her and would not live with her
longer. Ho was emphatic; his mind
waB made up and ho was not to be
shaken. She proscrit? a different
After snfforlng his inattention and
desertion, seoing him the llrst time
for weeks at the dinner table In a
restaurant, she begged him to go
home with her and "talk it over."
Indifferently he raised bis hat as he
-' oab, and, turning, lei'o
uer .'.br?ver.' 'x::au ir,j.Vticii^,"iV(:co;.?
ing to Mrs. Corey's testimony, was on
May 6. 11)05, and olnoe that time she
has never seen him. drey's manner
of disposing of her wasdisousaed with
his attorneys, and tho statement was
made at tho trial that there would be
no question of alimony, sinoe that
had beon arranged between Mrs.
Corey and his attorney.
Perhaps onec? tho n cst slgnlllaant
features of the trial, and one which
sheds thought on what preceded it,
ls the evidence q lOted from Miss
Addle Corey, his bister. Asked by
counsel if she thought her brother a
(it person to have custody of young
Allan Corey, she replied: "Ho ls not
a proper person for his son to asso
ciate with. His assoolates and com
panions atc not li; companions for a
young man of Allan's age. 1 don't
think any New York man of wealth
Is lib to have ohargo of a boy of his
Tho cool deliberation of William
Ellis Corey in his determination to
rid himself of the ties of matrimony
is deplo'.ed In the evidence of his
little SOP, who said In oourt, referring
to a conversation with lils father on
the sublet of tho divorce. ''Ile
said that my mother was a good wo
man and that my place was at her
side. He tedd me I was too young to
understand the rearons for tho sepa
ration." Another feature of the ouse
waa the connection of certain photo
graphs with (Jorey's lifo in New York,
one of whloh was Miss Gilman, an ao
tress, another of Miss Ullman rodin
lng on a Bofa In her room, showing
Corey's lifoslx? photograph on anoasoi
Whatover may havo beon behind
the life ourtaln, or may not have
been, deductions are being drawn far
and wtdo, and thc caso ls being point
ed to as an Incident of too muon
raonoy and the desire for gay life and
tiring of the ties of homo and wife.
Corey has never uttered, so fdr as Is
known, a single word rolativo to his
wife which could bo construed other
than an extolling her good points. In
a sense, his son's evidence picures
that: "She is a KOOC! woman."
Sluco the granting of tho divorce
tho story of how Mrs. (Jorey tlrst
found out that sho was to he catii olT
has come to light. It was not used
in the trial of tho caso. After some
weeks of neglect Corey asked his wife
to dino with him at a fashionable
restaurant, and sho eagorly aecoptod
the Invitation. The meal was appar
ently enjoyod by both of thorn, and
Mrs. Corey especially seemod buoyant
and bright. Tho various courses had
been served and the dinner all but
ended. Over the oops of colT.io the
two sat chatting when Corey sudden
ly leaned across the table, looked his
wife tquarcly in tho face, and said.
"This is to bo our laso dinner. 1 am
going to leavo you tonight. 1 am
tired of you and I want you to got a
divorce from me."
Mrs. Coroy was entirely unprepared
for the information. Though she
was startled, she maintained her self
oontrol, but tho only rep'y she could
or did make, was:
"You don't know what you aro say
(Jorey then bconme hurt.
"Yeal do, I havo fully mado U(
my mind, and nothing can Ciiango lt,
I will not live with you any longoi
and 1 want you to got a dlvoroo. 1
, will glvo you everything to enable
you to llvo luxuriously-everything
you need to bo comfortable."
Mrs. Corey could contain horsolf nt
i longer, and, showing agitation, said,
i "We will dlsou8s the matter whei
? we get homo, Will. Come."
Corey had a cab suanxcnacl sn J
left tho yestaurant togother. He
wont to tiffi ?'urblng with her, assist
ed her to ti Vocab, but did not get in.
He polite!^ Kited his hat, half smll
ing, and , h
"This it'*bur good bye And re
momber, I wal not be responsible for
your debt* ji?til you are willing to
make thiR'iW?ratlon final by a divorce
And, without walting to hear more
from her. fie turned and walkod
away. Tram.ls no evldenco to that
effect, bu; :1j!?8. Gorey's money supply
was out cl? and In this way she was
praotioallv ; fjoroed Into submission.
After abe Hied suit for divoroo ber
husband paid hor bills.
; T ._
?OAIjDJOptN A KKriL14 OF UOIIi
Caused by the Carelessness of Turning
on Ga?stio Before tho Soy
i Gould Remove.
Tho Au /nata Herald says an acci
dent so lyjrrlblo that it beggors all
description happenod Thursday, after
noon at 4 30 o'cl jok at the Clearwater
Iiloachery, in which Jaok J. Widener,
the 14 year-old son of Mr. W. H.
Widener, met a horrible death from
scalding., At tho bloaohory there are
a numbor of largo kettles known as
keats with a capacity of thousands of
yards of . >.h. Into these kettles thc
cloth rupa in a methodical, manner
and goes idough a obemloal process,
by havlrtji; ateam and chemicals turned
on lt through Iron pipes, at stated in
To prevent the cloth from piling
up and lilllng the kettles before the
capacity bad boon roached, a boy is
kept tn o^on kettle to koop tho - otb
properly wound on a meobanlcal appa
ratus, ft?peelally preparod for it. When
tho boyabas taxed tho oapaoity
of the kentle he comes out and the
oaustto ie" turned on. For a long
while the littlo son of Mr. W. H.
Widener has Ulled this position very
creditably^ Day after day he nas
taken 1>I? place in the various kettles
and woikvd faithfully at his work,
nover dicamlug of any danger. Fri
day afternoon at 4.30 the boy was In
one of;'J\t. kettles working assiduously,
possibly in anticipation of the hour
when to? whistles of the bleachery
would mease him from his work.
Little\did tho boy know that as
tho lianoa of the dook were moving
toward tho time when the ohemioal
prooeci. ohould bo turned on that be
was to bu,tho victim of a horrible ac
cident. - The kettle next to tho one
in whi-i'i, Jtok Widener was working
wat1 H \d With doth, and Jerry Mid
dleton Ne mac. whose business lt
. ?t-? .-ir.Y.1. ti,? Inion.
tion ot turning tho hot steam Into it,
made a mistake and sent the hissing
oaustlo into the kettle whore the boy
For four minutes tho boy was In
the kettle and when William Vernon,
an employe, dragged bim out of the
awful place, observers say that his I
bjdy from his faoo down was baked
almost to a crisp. Physicians were
quickly summoned and everything
possible was dono for the suffering
boj ; bis pain was alleviated by the
use of anesthetlo?, but death was in
The child died at 8 o'olock Friday
night, just three hours aud a half
after the aooldont. The suffering
boy was perfectly conscious up to bin
death, and stated that while ho was
In the kettle, he realizad that he wes
dying and that his body would bo hor
ribly dlstlgured, but to save bis faoe
bc buried it in tiio doth. Thc acci
dent is one of tho ilrst to happen at
tho bleachery and lt ls groatly de
plored by the otllolais of the company.
The parents of tito deceased boy arc
highly regardod at Clearv/ater and
they have been tho recipient:* of much
sy m path y._
WMlo i'rlHonoru Mmtlorotl.
H. H. Trawiok and Sam Chandler,
whlto mon, conllnod In the Angelina
county Jail, Texas, were found dead
in their o?ll, Thursday morning, the
skulls of both men being orushed, and
John Wilson, held on a minor oharge
and who waa contincd in thc same cell
ls held charged with having murdered
bis cell mates. Wnilo denying that
he committed tho orlmo Wilson has
made a number of coi.bloting state
ments ooncernlng the tragedy. Ho
declares that at one time during tiie
night he discovered the men lighting
and separated them. An earthoro
cuspidor found in the cell was evi
dently the weapon used. It ls bo
lleved tho men wero killed while they
In l'erll At MAKAI-*,.
The falls of Niagara oamo near
dalmlng two men, six women and a
baby as victims to its iluods Wednes
day night. The party was out boat
ing on tho upper rivor in a launch
when tho propollor .was injurod by
striking a rook. When this occurred
the launoh drifted swiftly toward thc
falls. Those aboard tho boat throw
out an anchor and it oaught as thev
woro passing through the Devil's Half
Aoro. Then they displayed white gar
ments as signals of distress. Other
boats put out from shore and rescued
FoiiKlit In UMII-KIA HAII.
Representative Whitley, of Doug
lass oounty, and Solloltor Hill, of the
criminal court of Avon county, fought
Wednesday on the door of the House.
They wore separated by frlonds before
olthor was seriously hurt. The tight
ls said to have grown out of remarks
mado by Whitley In tho House Tues
day. The lie was passed between tho
men and blows followed.
? Hun o!: Htruok.
Lightning struok tho Walnut Grovo
Churoh Sunday aud Sunday Soho ?1
waa dismissed. Carl Stinton was
fatally burned. Kiri lOmerson's linger
and Karl Dyers' toe were burned eff
ltuth D;SS was burned about tho faoo
and head. Half a dc zen others wore
At Cold Springs, Texas, in an elec
tion light Friday, E. Ii. Adams, Dom
ooratlo nominee for ta* assessor, was
instantly killed. Sam Adama, hie
brother, fatally jihot in tho head, ami
two ether men wounded,
HE DENIK8 IT.
OAIil>\VI0!ili SAYS HASKELL'S
STATE M ION V IS FALSE.
Will Make Cath that He Never
Heard of Janalian Before in
Willie Caldwell has been beard from
and he absolutely donles having made
the statement Uni. John C. Haskell
of Columbia Bays he heard him make
about his brother-Jo law, Qon. Wilie
Jones. The following ls a quotation
from Tho Record's report of Colonel
Haskell's speeoh at Bligh's, on July
"lluikoll asssorted that tho dispon
nary bad corrupted and besmirched
everybody who bad ever been con
nected with lt; that the members of
the boards of oontrol bad gone In poor
men and como out rloh, but that none
of them had como out olean.
"Mr. Weston: How about Wilie
"Colonel naskoll: I am not oall
Ing namos, but his own brother-in
law says La?aban paid for tho im
provements of bis house. Jones ls not
Qod Almighty to r?gul?t? t o af
fairs of ittohlaud county."
Promptly upon tho appoaranoe of
tho above, Con. Wilie Jonos denied
that Lanallan bad paid for tho Im
provement of bis house and asked Col.
Haskell to specify win ah ono of his
brothers-ln law had made the alleged
Cul. Haskell replied that ho bad
heard Willie Caldwell lu conversation
with some young men lu front of
Pilot' drug store In Columbia assort
that Lanallan paid for Improvements
of WllleJonos's house.
G?n. Joues replied that lt was Im
possible for Caldwoll to hayo made
nuoh a statement, as Caldwell had loft
Columbia two years before his houBe
was repaired and bad never returned
L&nabau promptly denied that he
had over paid for any Improvements
[)f General Jones's house.
Soon as Colonel Haskell's statement
was printed, General Jones wroto a
statement of the case to Mr. Caldwell,
who is in California, and also mallee
bim soples of tbe papers oontalnlng
roports of tho Sllgh's meeting, asking
him to tolegraph upon rooclpt there
of. It takes some time for tho mall
lo get from Columbia to California,
but Friday the fellowing telfgram
aame to Gen. Wilie Jones from Mr.
Caldwell, who had just reoolvcd his
Olio, Calif., Aug. 0, 1U00.
Gen. Wilie Jones:
Man making statement about me
bells diroot falsehood.* Will mako
oath never heard of Lanahan before.
This makes complete the vindica
tion of General Jones from a oharge
bhat nobody over believed.
MANY LIV ?S LOBT.
Colorado ltlvor Leaves Largo Aroa
Twenty ? vj persons aro known to
have been drowned, hundreds we e
rendered homeless and $500,000 worm
of property was djstoryed as tho re
.ult of a Hood In Ttxaa Thursday
when the Colorado Uiver was loroed
out of Its banks by heavy rains. The
death Hst li growing hourly, and lt
ls bellt v;d the worst dh aster since
the Gai v. eton ll.od has visited Texis.
lV.llef trains aro out oil, telegraph
and tolcphono wlroa are down, and
tho fate of the Inhabitants of several
isolated tawns is unknown. Imports
from the country say loss of life waa
Tho rush oarae without warning,
and inhabitants at San Angolo and
ballinger were forced to deo fors foty
in nlyht olotbing. An entire family
named Cook at Ballinger wore drown
ed in attempting to loavo their homo
on an Improvised raft whloh struck
an obstruction. Tho Colorado Uiver
ls from four to six miles wide In places
and tho ti Ibu taries south are out of
Danks. Two thousand cattle aro kill
ed. Tho Santa Fe track bridges
viere washed out and traillo is at A
standstill. Persons made homoless
sought refuge In churches. Provisions
and olotbing were rushed to the
Ono man on horsebaok was lost
while trying to warn tho inhabitants.
A mother and three children at San
Angelo pcrlshod in sight of a scoro of
men, who woro unablo to attempt a
rcsouo. Tho mother was in tho up
per story of a house In tho bottoms.
She was calling for help when the
Hood caused tho small house to totter
Twelve inches of rain fell all over
south Texas last night, caiulng ali
rivers to ovorflow their hank*. R. llof
trains were rushed oui, btu wcro un
able to reaoh thtlr destination.
Kosouo parties In boats are going
from bouso to house taking peoplo
from seoond stories and oarrylng the
dead to morgues. It lu ostlmatod
that two hundred miles of traok wai
washed out, Tho death Hst lnoroases
hourly. Telegraph oillues are beselgod
by crowds demanding nows from thc
thc Hooded districts.
IlO llOBOIltB ii.
Many a man would be proud to rc
8omblo John D Rookofoller as closely
as doo? Dr. James H. Jackson, ol
Rockford, 111., but tho Dootor doesn't
liko to be reminded lu this way that
no Isn't a millionaire. Ho appaared
in police court to-day against Joseph
Leonard' Reynold Boan and Lee Bro
1 ii ii'ri, charging that they "humllat
ed" him by calling him "John I)? on
the Btrccts, where evorybody oould
hear. Tim culprits woro Unod moder
AK-U Connie Suicides.
William M. Mothnor, agod 63, and
wife, aged 63. sought doath Wednes
day morning by inhaling gas ab theil
homo In New York Neighbors, at
tractcd by tho smell of gas brokodowr
tho doors lu timo to savo their lives
rhoojuple, who aro now undor arrest
charged with attempted suicido, ad
mlttod that they had entored Into J
death oompiob. Tho/ said they wanttt
io dio togothcr as fortune had rcoent
y frowned upon them and they want
d tn eaoape the poor house.
OBJ ..OT hm O?
O it 10 AT SPEAKEIttt DUO
RUM AH OOMPAltlHONt
Man Is Pleased to Learn by f or.
sons. The Parables of ('Ju i
Prove This Paot. \
Tho suooossful publio speakers^
tho world havo been men who live
oloso to nature and knew how to draw
their Imagery therefrom. Il?rein lay I
the wonderful power ol Llnooln
Born in a log oabln, accustomed to
the scenes o? farm and wood, deep
versed In the vernacular of those
around him, he was ir realst ablo before
a rural audience. Imagine now thal
audience cf K ntucky stook brecdors
wore oonvulBed when they heard Hen
ry Clay desorlbo a mule as "that use
ful animal which has neither pride of
ancestry nor hope of posterity." John
Raudolph, thereat rival of the im
mortal Kentuckian, was equally hap.
py before his constituents, nearly all
of whom were slaveholding farmers.
He Illustrated his arguments by allus
ions to tho unfaithful overseer, and in
ono or his famous oampaigns desoribedl
his opponent as having been imported
into the diBtriot, )|?K a Sutton, to
run against him. ' Audieuoes are al
ways Haltered when they hear allus
ions to tho calling with whloh they
are fr ?afilar, and he is the wise speak
or who comprehends this truth.
The greateat of all the t?aohers, fc?j
"who spake as never man spf' . .
drew nearly all of his luaager.\?i8*
at?rela from farm life. Ho was
on a farm aud knew all ab
simple agriculture of that piv
pcriod, which oonsisted lp
grape growing, intersperses
few cereals and small bords .'AND
and sheep. Thus we Hud tl
and notable savings color*
sions to the shepherd,^
tho lost sheep, the hun
ll wors and trees peor
orno. OJO day a gre?;
issembled on a hill o <
Oonnesaarot. They wj
rude, dull of uudersi.
not ono of them able r
To reaoh them tho te;
in lauguage that th.
stand. (Jhilihood w
lugs in story form. I
to have thc fao'.s wi -
Tho weaver does not o.i?
tions drawu from the i"Oii?rvn*vilvi
games; but he will prie .llM OtlgihU
when the preaohor talk ' a
the work cf the loom, ft ' '\' ii I
to have the Ufo wo kno\
vivid the great truths v
wibLm-hiy .?. .mwtt-^jnH
It was to the multitude on tho hill
side from a boat that had been pusheo
off tho shore that the odebrated par
able of the sower was delivered. Prob
ably ai he talked a farmer was sowing
tho grain in full sight of the speakei
and the people. How natural, there
fore, to lift forth a hand toward him
and say: "Behold, a sower went forth
to sow." Simply, easily and natural
ly, tho thoughts cf the hearers were
lcd up from what was commonplace
and everyday to what was new and
eternal. JesuB recognized that all o'
life 1B a parable. Wnen we oonslder
the marvelous application made of
the himple peasant life of Galilee, we
are constrained to wonder what teaoh
logs ho would draw from the complex
civilization of today. How oleotrlclty
wireless telegraphy, steam and the
modern city, with its wonderful build
ings, would bo made eloquent with
his teaohings of the higher things of
the spirit. It is the oilloo of tho par
able to invest thc material with thc
spiritual moaning, but no imagery ib
BO suitable for this purpose as that
drawn from rural scenes and tho sur
roundings of farm life. Tho fate of
the sown grain teaches an agricultu
ral as woll as a moral lesson. That
which fell on the trampled wayside
was lost. So also the portions whioh
fell on stouy grouud aud that whloh
was choked by tho thorn bushes
Ooly thc grain which fell on fruitful
soil yielded results, and this produced
nany fold. Tao good farmer under
stands that if ho would have g?od
crops he must use only pure seed and
plant it In the right place.
Toe great litoraturo of the world
likewise owes ils chief charm to 1m
agery drawn from nature. Homer de
soribes U.ysse8, returning home after
his long wanderings, as Unding his
wifo, Penelope, "spinning among her
handmaids." Poor old Macdui!, heart
broken ovor the murder of his wife
and children, uses the illustration
most familUr to his life in the exola
matlon: "They have killed the hen
and all her brood at one fell swoop."
Gray's immortal elegy, in almost
evory stanza, draws on rural scenery
to point hlB moral and adorn his tale,
lt is "the lowing herd wind slowly
o'er tho lea," or "drowsy tlnkllngs lull
the distant fold," and lnnumorabh
other metaphors drawn from tho Holds
that lend beauty to this Inoomparabh
prod not of genius. Take the farm
and wi rv J It touches out of our pootry
and groat would he the loss thereof.
On thc contrary, but tho pootry sug
gested by thoso things whloh ho deals
into the heart of tho farmor, and
great would he the addition to the
oharms of his existence. Unless w(
are able to approolate tho natural
boan ties around us, to extract senti
ment from leaf and grass and il jwor;
wo aro reducod to the lovel of the
dumb boasts who know no uso foi
suoh things exoept to devour thom.
Poiiflton MonrO lOlootod.
A mooting of the old Confederate
vetorans was held on Saturday to
elect a County Hoard of Pensions. The
meeting was oallcd to order by Mr. T.
0. Alborgottl, who presided. After
stating tho obj oct of the meeting he
oalled * for nominations for pension
commissioners. Capt. J. A. Petorkin,
of Fort Motto, nominated the present
pension board, whioh ls oomposed of
Messrs G. W. Dannerly, Z M Gram
bling, M. F. Antley and T. C. Alber
gottl, and they were oleotod uuanl
11 mously, Dr. T. A. Jeffords was elect
ed physiolan and T. C. Albergottl
Ipension oom-aisslon?r. The meeting
uv averell 8 7 30 a tn 7 85 p ni
Lv Irby 7 35 n ni 7 -lo pyu
Lv Frosts 7 '10 n rrj 7 45 p tu
Arrivo KollooH 7 45 o ni 7 55 p ni
Arrive Ohoraw S io p m
HAST MOUND FROM OJ I KU AW.
y No. 2. No. I.
hv (merri w ? ir? p m
IJV Kolloek H io H m o 10 p m
Lv I<"roKtH 8 20 ? Ol 0 43 p in
liv Irby 8 30 n m 0 47 p :?i
Uv FiVcrott 8 40 ii ni 0 02 P lil
Lv Madolino 8 50 a m 10 00 p m
Lvilslay ?J 00 nm 10 05 p ni
Ar. BonncltHvillo 0 ls a m IO 2o p in
AT BKNNRTTSUIM.K-Tho tout h bound
morning trains on A. 0. h. connects wp h
tndu No i. Train No 2 conncotH wltli A.
\0. h. local freight north and Routh bound.
( AT KOM.OOK-Train No? 1 and 2 con
nect with north and south bound S. A. L.
)^ AT CURBAW-Train No 3 connects with
prth and Bouth Wutul tt A. Jj. tralnn,
dd train No 4 conn. <.< 1 with north bound
W0IJ A. L. traiiiH
d,8?! - A. J. t?teSON.
"in,' V. P. and (Jen. Man.
J SURETY BONDS.
anV. ??DBii?l?Y AND COURT,
3*n INTRACT' and FIDELITY BONDSi
^VbCro arc no better companies tlift'ti
bho ho, roprc-cntcd by
taio. JNO. S. MOOK?C
II. It. NEWTON, JBNK?N08 K. OWKNN.
NEWTON ft OWENS,
Attornoys at Law,
BENN KTTS VILLE, 80. V?A.
unices Over P'iaiiters National hank..
. Attorney at Baw,
.Bcnnclbiville, B? 0.
Ofllco on Darlington r.frcet near Post*
L'olograpb offieo, January, 1809.
Ovvwa UpBtalra in Orosland Itu liding
rho n o ISO.
BKNNiflTT8VlJL,j,K, B. (j.
iLTON MCLAURIN, ~
Attornoy nt Law and
OMloo In Court ?IOUHO.
| *wr> Cl?r?E TMt; # U^PK*S I
isboro and prepared for tbe (east.
PJiey beat on tomtoms a..d strange
irums. Tne vlotlms were laid In a
jlrole on the ground whllo the savages
brought brushwood and great logs (or
"Tntn a strange thing oarao. They
?ecmed aotually to mako a sort of re? -
Hgt.us oeromony out of this horrible
Affair. They boat their tomtoms and
pulled their hair and uttered their
wolrod, guttoral orles.
"The rest ls too horrible, bow thej
oooked their human food, how they
danced about their violins, how. at
last that oompany tore the smoking
numau tiesh to plooos with their nails
.;nd teeth In a mad orgy.
The Ouiof atc lirst, and after dano
*ng he allowid 'his followers to par
cake. Then, at last, when lt seemed
bo me that 1 surely could ?taud it no
longer, tho savages formed In Uno
and started to march away. The
tide bad ll owed In and wa were free.
"Frantlo to escape, tho frightened
sailors who had rosoued mo, made
haste to pull away. But now we
were seen. Tho savages broke their
due and rushed to tho oeach. A score
or more of thom entered a canoe and
pursued us. We had a lead of sev ora!
..undred fathoms, but tucir oanoe,
driven by a soore of sivago arms,
fairly leaped through the wator.
"Tncy gained on us, fast, faster. I
turned sick at heart. I hardly had
strength to pray.
' Now, this Island ls a Gorman
posBiisiiop, though Inhabited ohlo?y
oy oanntbals. Three miles away,
across the bay, thoro was a Ger maa
i tatton, and for thu we tica led. They
gained on us more am m ?re. Wo
oould hear their savage cries, but,
thank Q >d, there was a Gjrm*n guu
ooat In sight. They saw our predioa*
ment. Glancing to vard the wanuilp
I saw a little puff of smoke curl Out
from Its bow and a four Inca sholl
carno ricocheting across toe water to
ward the oauuibal oanoe. lt missad.
Then another carno, and this timo lt
hit squarely and exploded and dealt
death and destruction. I could see
tho survivors jumping inti tho wator
and swimming for tho shore.
"The Gormam welcomed ui, and I
oould not thank them sullloloutly."
Ni wund BiraitKO inland
Capt. Truebridge, of the steamship
Northwestern, Wednesday displayed
a photograph that ho brought from
the North, taken by an tilljor of the
rovenuo cutter Torry, of a newly for
mor lying tifty n lies west of Dutch
Harbor, directly betwocn tho Bogo
dior Islands, commonly known as Cas
't.o and Firo Islands. The new Island
made Its that appearonoe during Juno
*nd ls now DOO foet high. The length
could not bo ascertained as Porry
could not got close enough to make an
acourato measurement. Clouds of
stoam arlso from Its summit and it is
I surrounded by boiling water
NCKI*OH80B ns Tlgora.
In speaking of the acuteness of tho
sorvant problem in Greenvlllo the
other day, a oltl/.on remarked to &
reportor of The Nows that many of
I tho uegro women were conducting
j blind tigers, and that they wore abm
to support entire families on tho re
vonuo derived therefrom, and that tho
blind tiger was in part at least re
sponsible for the reluctance with
whloh negroes consent to wash and
000k and for tho Joy with whloh they
i relinquish auoh positions. It was stat
ed that dally many orders were sont
out to whiskey houses by negro wo?
i men who conduct blind tigers and
Wut the business war. increasing,