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PAGES"3 TO 6. WINNSBORO, S. C., W EDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1902. PAGES 3 TO 6.
AN EASTER STO
Does Serious Damage to Property in
FORTY PEOPLE BADLY INJURED
Wrecks a Church During Services
and a Panic Results- Heavy Dam
Pittsburg, Special.--Oone of the
fiercest wind storms ever known in
this section struck the city just be
fore noon Sunday and did almost in
calculable damage to property and in
jued many people, some of whom may
die. from -the effects of their wonuds
Scores of houses were unroofed, many
trees were blown down, mill stacks
toppled over and telegraph and tele
phone wires generally disabled. The
most serious --accident reported up to 9
o'clock. was t$e unroofing of the Knox
ville Presbyterian church, in Knox
ville. The church was filled with an
Easter congregation numbering about
600 persons. While the minister. was
in the midst of his sermon, a strong
gust of wind blew over the large
chimney, and lifted a portion of the
roof off the building. The bricks from
the chimney crushed through the roof
and =carried a huge piece of the cell
ing, measuring about 40 by 20 feet,
down upon the: worshipers in the
pews. An indescribable panic en
sued and a frantic rush was made for
the doors and windows. The excite
ment was soon quieted and the work
of rescue begun. At least 40 persons
were caught by the wreckage and
more or less injured. Of this number
ve may not recover. The more sen
usly injured are:
Dr. R. J. Philipps, aged 4O, concus
of brain, may die; Curtis Ray
3I~Ight, 4 years old, internal in
y , both legs crushed, probably
;latc; Ciarence McNulty, aged 17,
, a*rnal injuries, badly crushed, may
-Fletcher Bryon, fracture at the
r,of the brain, serious; David
32 arm broken, head cut and
Sttere',L s -
-. ;1 , 1 n , 17,-h% d ad
face c Thomas Meherlin, 18, nus
and head cut; Evan Jones, 22, se
ons scalp wounds; Mrs. Rachgel
Schultz, 35, arms broken. None of the
other injured are seriously hurt.
In none of the other accidents re
ported throughout the city were there
any . serious in iries to persons,
though many narrow escapes are se
corded. The towboat, Belle McGowan,
was blown over in the Ohio river op
posite Mill Run and completely wrec
ed. Her crew narrowly escaped
drowning, but all were finally rescued
by barbor boats. The corrugated iron
roof of the union bridge at the point,
was lifted from its fastenings by the
wind and portions of it carried a dis
tance of a mile. The Whittier School,
near Mount Washington, was un
roofed and its walls badly twisted.
Jones & Laughlin's had 14 of their
furnance stacks blown down, necessi
tating the shut-down of a portion
of their plant for weeks. Reports from
near-:by towns are not coming in,
probably on account of the crippled
condition of the wires. It is feared
that much damage has been done in
As Rev. T. W. English, pastor of the
Robinson Run Union Protestant
church, near McDonald, was raising
his arms to pronounce the benedic
-tion, lightning struck the church spire
and it toppled upon the roof, crushing
It and injuring a number of worship.
ers, two of whom will die. The In
jured are: Robert Patterson, aged 10,
skull fractured, will die; Leon Averill,
11, skull fractured, will die. Mrs.
John Patterson, mother of Robert,
severely bruised about body; Mrs.
Mary Patterson, arm broken and
badly bruised; Miss Mary G. Wal
lace, badly bruised; Mrs. Averill,
mother of Leon, head and arms cut
The spire and portions of the roof
of the Union Protestant church at
McDonald was torn off and the build
ing considerably damaged, but no one
was injured. The Noblestown Presby
terian church was also unroofed, but
the congregation escaped injury.
The Forest Oil Company had be
tween 200 and 300 derricks blown
down in its McDonald region and con
siderable damage was sustained by
Its pipe system.
The offices of the Monongahela Con
necting Railroad, on Second avenue,
this city, were destroyed by fire dur
-ing the afternoon, because no alarm
could be sent in either by telephone
or telegraph. The Armstrong Cork
.Company's plant on Liberty avenue,
between Twenty-fifth and Twenty
sixth streets, was unroofed and much
damage done to machinery and stock.
Reports from the different railroads
tonight show that all suffered more
or less from broken telegraph poles
and crippled service. All, however.
were in good shape and trains run
ning by 8 o'clock.
The baseball park in Allegheny
lost one of its fences and a portion
of the grand stand roof. More than
2,500 lights of glass in the Philipps'
conservatory were broken. The Mon
tana apartment house at Pennsyi
. vania avenue and Fairmont street,
East End, and the Idaho building,
which adjoins it, were partially de
gahela and Turtle creek valleys will
reach thousands of dollars, but no
specially bad individual loss is re
ported. Almost the entire eastern dis
trict of this city is in darkness to
night, the electric lighting system
having been put out of commission by
the storm. The down-town portions
were repiared early in the afternoon.
The storm, which came upon the city
very suddenly, came up through the
Ohio valley and passed on eastward.
It lasted only about 30 minutes, only
five minutes of which was at a ve
locity unusually . high. In that five
minutes prctically ill the damage
done was accom'plished.
Detailed Doings of Our National Law
Eightieth Day.-Mr. Boreing, of
Kentucky, injected an attack upon
the Goebel election law into the dis
cussion of the Moss-Rhea contested
election case, from- the third Ken
tucky district, which again. occupied
the attention of the House, but Mr.
Rhea declined- to be drawn* into an
extended debate. upon- an issue not
directly involved in the case. He con,
tented himself with paying his re
spects to Mr. Boreing, charging the
latter with ignorance of the law of
his own. State. Mr. : Rhea .made - a
strong representation of his side of
the case, but had not concluded when
the House adjourned. The vote will be
taken about 2 o'clock tomorrow. The
speakers today were Mr. Bowie, of
Alabama-; Mr. Porter, of Maine, and
Mr. Fox, of Mississippi.. -
Mr. Boreing, Republican, of Ken
tucky, denounced in. severe terms the
Goebel election law, which he de
clared was enacted to "crush the pub
lic will," and which he said was used
to turn out duly-elected- State officers
and place in power defeated candi
dates. He said it made the election
machinery of the State an adjunct of
the Democratic organization. Under it
the Republicans had been able to
elect only 30 members of the Legis
lature out of 100, although Beckham
had carried the State by only 3,500
Mr. Rhea drew .a round of applause
from his party colleagues when he de
clared that if he believed he had
been returned to Congress by fraud,
injustice or partisanship, he would
"- to hold a-aeat itha
o 4n~rtu~ he . ,
regd(ied that his 90I iiot
played 'the part he had.'"I s1~all~not
say 'anything unkind of or about
hI m' said he, "nor against his poli
tical associates In Kentucky, and I
will not bd taken away from the issue
before the House further than to say
that his speech disclosed the fact that
he is both partisan and ignorant of
the election laws of Kentukey."
Mr. Rhea declared that the law
which lodged the final canvass of the
election returns in the General As
sembly in Kentucky had existed ever
since that State had been a State, and
that if Goebel had never lived the law
which was invoked and which set
tled the contest of 1899 would have.
been the same. Mr. Rhea declared
that the Republicans controlled the
slection machinery in four out of the
five election precincts over which
thene were disputes.
Eightieth Day-Throughout the ses
sion of the Senate the oleomargarine
bill was under discussion. The debate
was interesting at all times and some
phases of it were amusing.
Mr. Hansbrough, of North Dakota,
concluded his speech begun Tuesday
'.n support of the measure, maintaining
that the oleomargarine industry had
been outlined by the Legislatures of
the many States and that it ought to;
be compelled by Congress to take off
its mask and place its product upon the
:narket for what it really was.
Mr. Stewart, of Nevada, declared that
the proposed legislation was unneces
sary and that there wo,s no more rea
son for taxing colored oleomargarine
than for taxing colored butter.
The pricipal spee'ch of the day was
delivered by Mr. Doiliver, of Iowa. He
spoke forcefully and at times eloquent
ly and throughout commanded the in
terested attention of his colleagues and
of mf.ny members of the House who
had come to the Senate to hear him.
He scathingly denounced the oleomar
garine industry, declaring that it had
put itself in partnership with lawless
ness and false pretenses. Mr. Dolliver
concluded his speech with a glowing
eulogy of farm life and of the Ameri
Confederate Battle Abbey.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Trustees of
the Confederate Memorial Association
at a meeting held in this city last
week definitely determined upon Rich
mond. Va., as the place to build tihe
Confederate Museum. One hundred
thousand dollars was donated by the
late Charles Broadway Rouss toward
the founding of a Battle Abbey in the
South. provided a like sum could be
raised by popular subscription. In the
report submitted by the treasurer of
the association it was shown that all
of the additional amount had be-en ob
tained and pledged.
Fun for Schoolboys.
The German Navy League has ar
ranged for several thousand school
boys to spend two days with the fleet
under expert guidance. They will be
instructed In the- workings of war
ships. They will come in relays, be
ginning each September, when nearly
the whole German fleet will be at Kiel.
The object of the plan is to make pa
triot of the lads.
PATRICK IS GUILTY.
Quick Agreement of Jury in Famous
MURDERED MILLIONAIRE RICE.
the Object of the Crime Was . Get
Possession of the Old flan's Valus
New York, Special.-Albert T. Pat
rick, lawyer, was convicted of the mur
der on September 23, 1900, of the aged
millionaire recluse, William - Marsh.
Rice. The penalty under the statute is
death in the elect:ic chair.
A scant three hours of deliberation
the close of a trial prolonged for nin
weeks and replete with sensational in
terest sufficed to enable the jury to
reach their verdict. The issue of the
trial establishes the. charge that Par
rick consipred with Mr. Rice's valet,
Charles F. Jones, to obtain possession
of the aged Texan's estate, estimated at
$7,000,000, and that Jones killed his em
ployer by the administration of cho
form at the direct instigation of r
rick. At the close of Recorder G6ff's
charge, which occupied the morning
session of the court, the jury retired.
This was at 1:50 p. m. At 5:55 they no
tified the officer in charge that they
were ready to return to court, rather
more than an hour of the intervening
time having been devote.d to luncheon.
In anticipation of -a scene of excitement
in the event of a verdict of guilty, the
unusual step was taken of ordering all
women to leave the court room. Among
them were the prisoner's two sisters
and Mrs. Francis, with whom he
With grave faces the members of
the jury filed into their places and
some minutes of painful tension
elapsed while messengers were endeav
oring to find the counsel, who had de
parted not expecting a verdict for manV
Calm as ever and with confidence
seemingly unshaken, the prisoner was
escorted In the court room. He walked
rapidly and took his stand facing -the
jury with head erect, and hands loose
ly clasped behind his back. - At the
word "guilty" pronounced by Foreman:
Machell, in a tone- 1.w, :but distindt:
3a :ion- listless
Wfifle the customary poll of the j
was being taken. His aged father',
Captain Patrick, sitting near him; antt
straining to catch the statefihent of the
foreman, started for an instant as Its
import reached him.
A smile af triumph lit up the face of
Assistant District Attorney ..Osborne,
who hastened from the court Immedi
ately after the recorder had, at the re
quest of the prisoner's counsel, fixed on
a week from Monday as the day dn'
which to pronounce sentence. The ver
dict was known almost immediately In
the corridor where the women relatives
and friends of the prisoner were wait
ing, and a scene of excitement ensued.
Screaming hysterically, the prisoner's
oldest. sister ran about the corridor,
begging to be allowed to see her
Mrs. Francis faited and on recover
ing broke from the attendants, and
rushed into the court room, from which
Patrick had just been removed. There
she again swooned. Both women were
removed to an ante-room and were sent
home in a carriage. Captain Patrick
took leave of his son who was led back
to the Tombs. He would only say: "It
is hard; we'll have to try agai-1."
None of the jurors could be induced
to reaveal how the verdict had been
reached, an agreement having been
made to tell nothing. A motion will be
made for a new trial when the prisoner
is arranged for sentence.
DEATH OF CECIL RIHODES.
Uiniversal flourning in Cape Town in
Cape Town, By Cable.-Cecfl
Rhodes died peacefully at 5:57 p. n
Wednesday. He slept during the
morning and again In the afternoon
but his breathing became more diffi
cult and his strength perceptibly di
minished until he passed away. -The
government has decided to give Cecil
Rhod.es a public funeral. His remas
will be brought here from Gro
chuur, for the burial service. wI
will be held in the cathedral.
body will then be taken back t
Grooteschuur and will eventually be
interred at Matoppo Hills. The news
of his death spread through Cape
Town between 7 and 8 o'clock Wed
nesday evening and caused profound
grief. All places of amusement were
immediately closed. An open-air con
cert was stopped and the audience
uncovered, while the band played
"The Dead March." The people then
News in Paragraphs.
A Manila dispatch says: "The out
break of cholera here does not create
alarm. No white persons- have been
stricken with the disease. According
to the report of the medical authori
ties made up to noon today, there
have been all told 26 cases and 21
A Newport News, Va., dispatch
says: "James Briggs, the negro pro.
prietor of a crap joint in Hampton,
died from wounds received in a pistol
fight between a posse and a score of
negro crap-shooters. Constable Roy
Sinclair received a bullet in the head
which may cause his death, and Con
stable John Tignor was wounded in
Thegouth In Tlanufacturing.
Capt.. R. Sno* :High Point, N.
C., the ptoge ,n the',woodworking in
dustry of,tbat city, reviewing its prog
res'duriYg the, t twenty-five years,
shj thftt pulation of 300 has
Sgr ,to oae. ;00O;of whom 3000 are
e yed; An nearly: fifty establish
m , receiviig about:. $8500 in weekly
w D:Mo'e than : $2,000,000 are in
v in -mi 1W michinery, and most
f rm bneghs been accumulated
fr dustry at High,Point. The, Wil
n 'M'rning' Stir holds High
P "to i a striking- illustration of
the-..,benefts,.of manufacturing to a
community not only-as a 'means of
livlihood1 for direct employes, but also
for stippls;of 'iw materfal and food.
It foadsiothat illbstrations in Greens
boro; Charlotte and. Fayetteville, nd
points the general moral that the ricb
.est community is not the one which
produees the greatest quantity ,f crude
ma.r al ; for Industry, but the one
which cpnv rts that material into some
useful articie for which thei'e is a de
nand." .- .
At :mkny points'4'n the- South the
truth pf this- moral, is -being emphasiz
ed. the mre, significantly because. of
etbedng oaier oT=the Sonhi as a pro
duce'ofti raw""nateriaf'which has
beei- aaactured in .other sections,
to theis great. gan. ..The Sotth was
gradtially edFa'njlg to a producer of
more or, leep fin ished itides wh'eYi war
interveed,: 1t was niot until 1880
and later. tat-ts proper.pace was set.
Tha't ils. co ing into its own is
kffi un0z TeucsT;aJl 'cmfw 'cmtw emf
deniofiatrated 'by the fact ' that while
the value:ob manufactuted products-in.
the 'whole. oun incteased 142 per
cent. betaeenrI ..and 1900. the value.
of nintdaci ted Troducts inthe 'South
increased=dn. the Washe pfrfTd '220 per
cent. ;In thq z*atiane-the .value of
manufac ~ red.. rducts;.in .the -South
has-iicteased?f '~ 8per - cent.' to: 11
per cint: bf t' v'iilue ofmanufactured
products,; .te contr.: That faet;
taken 1* etn with the obvious.
expans manufacturing in, the
South ai 'hie past ten years shows
that ,m 'of the increase in its manu
facturi been. but an -increase in
the fl. .dling of material for more
Icrart'v. mehufacturing elsewhere, for,
with. a fidn of 23,000,000, the
$olth's ired products in 1900
'er yal 4 0090,. while the
to 'ti value; t
4 'Sbnti: has
of i"-0de cmn.ftes,
te saist:itendency towai'd
dve a .aafacturing, ndi
catein 'de natfon of the South to
use ttl ostiil' of ita magnificent
resoureea ;itsawi enrichment:and
'dr : t,f the whole :eountry.
-Man er .tecard. -
enterprise .of the Codf'eeme totton,
Mills 4 g emee,,-N, C.,:comthiues to
develop fards the ultimte. size. ori
ginaly edt Contipts'"ave just
been.a the -ecftion 6!'nikie
ty and -five +f0icers'
dwelth .wiIl be required for
the ad empioyes soon to be
needed emplbes 'will be. re
qut'ed b0causeJof' the additional- 5000
spindles and 168 looms .fust contracted
fo, whic% latter will .Increase the full
complenlenf to 25,000 spindles and 0
lood. The-betterments connected wIth
the improveets will cost probably
$100,000, the company's capitalization
already being $250),00O. The enlarged
plant will'use about 1100 horse-power,
more' than halfithat available from the
Cooleemee? falls. Later on an electric
liglI1ing and a 'sewerage system will be
estabjished,:aand a 75-barrel flour mill,
recently equipped, is already being
operated. E. W. TVhomas, superintend
ent. is now planning to open a night
textile school fo rthe operatives.
Wagon Factory For Hi1gh Point.
A High Point, N. C., special to the
Charlotte Observer says:
The High Point Buggy Company has
been 'organized to do business at this
place, with a capital of $125,000. The
stockholders are J. Elwood Cox, Wes
cott Roberson and others. =Mr.- H. A.
White)is secretary and treasurer of the
new enterprise. This will be among the
largest wood-working establishnients
here. i;t will be located on t.ne Kendill
Improvement Company's land.
- Textile Notes.
Tavora Cotton Mills of Yorkville.. S.
C., y al increase capital from $40,000 to
$65,000t. This company trecently- suc
ceeded Sutro Cotton Mill Co., having
a ~6912-spindle plant.
Crawford Woolen Co. of Martins
burg, WV. Va., has declared an annual
dividend of 20 per cent. Its capital is
$50,000. and the surplus at the end of
the year's business amounted .to $134,.
It is proposed to build a $30,000 cot
ton mill at Chappell Hil', Texas, and
a company is now being organized.
.George WV. Carlisle .:an probably give
It is stated that New York and Phil
adelphia parties will establish at Ports
month. Va., a muslin mill to employ
several hundred hands. Dr. Wm.
Schmnoele of Portsmouth, can probably
HI. C. Townsend of -Anderson. S. C.,
states that the building for his $25,000
twine mill, reported last week,,will be
two stories high, 80x115 feet in size.
The daily product will amiount to 2500
pounds, about thirty hands to be em
ployed at the start. Electrical power
will be used. Houses for the operativei
wil be built.
CUBA TO BE FREE.
May 20th The Day When She Will
Be Fully Lberated
PALNA WILL BE INAUGURATED.
It is Decided That The Government
Shall Be Turned Over to the Presi
dent-Elect flay 20th.
Washington, Special.-May 20, 1902,
is the new date fixed for turning over
Cuba to Its people. The change of date
was made, if not at the suggestion, then
with the full approval of, President
elect Palma and his advisers, Senators
Tamana..an. Quesada, who were with
him a tthe War Department Tuesday.
This date should be a memorable one
In Cuban history, for it will not only
mark the acquisition of full independ
ence, but will be the Cuban inaugura
tion day, it having been- determined
that President Palma shall be inaugur
ated on the same day that the control
of the island ceases.
All but the smallest details of the c,
change has been planned, and these
remaining details were under adjust
ment at a meeting held :t the War De
partment today. Besides Secretary Rtoot
President Palma ahd Senators Tamaya
and Quesad' General Wood attended.
The meeting occurred in the Secreta
ry's office. Besidea'the final selection of
May 20 as Cuban Independence day,
two other imppitant conclusions were
reached- The first was that _General
Wood should immediately, fipon his re
turn to Cuba, Issue a call comvening the
first Cut.au Congress on May 10, in
order. that the body might employ the
ten days following that date in sup
plying aiy legislation necessary to the
assumptton of full powers in the island.
The other conclusion was that there
should be no half-way evacuation of
the.islatld, tut that the disposition is
to move the' entire United Stites con
tingent, divil and nilltary, away from
not even leaon&a corpor
any of the amPs except in the-defensee
on-the coast, which will be garrisoned
by United' States troops. If this pro
gram is not executed It will be for the
sole reason that the Cubans themselves
through their authorized officials re
quest -thgt Ithe departure of the United
States troops be delayed for a time.
Fat i Storm in Louisiana.
Crowly, 1a., Special.-A great
storm . of wind swept through the
neighborhood of Bayon . Queen de
Tostue, 12 miles south of Crowley, in
Vermillion parish. Siveral ' persona
were injured by falling buildings. At
a firm- a man by the same of Sims
was killed while trying to escape from
his home, which was completely wweck
ed, and three other members of the
family were seriously Injured. The
house of a Mr. Buleigh was blown
down, but the family escaped with
slight injuries. About three miles from
the Ellis place Mr. Donnelly's house
was .blown from the foundations ana
the stables were destroyed. A man by
the name of Bigueabshire was fatally
crushed by the falling debris.- Twelve
houses are reported as totally demol
ished and fruit trees were torn out of
the ground. It Is thought there were
several other fatalities In remote parts
of the parish. The property loss will
be very heavy.
Claims to flave Assisted Czolgosz.
Baraboo, Wis., Special.-Sheriff
Stackhans gave out the details of the
confession made by J. Steinman, a con
victed burglar, that he was Implicated
in the Mecinley assassinatIon. While
on the train bol)nd for Wanpun, where
he is to be confined, Steinman declared
that he was the accomplice of Csolgosz,
the asaissan of President McKinley,
and that he bound .the handkerchief
about the hand' Steinman further said
he was near Czologsz ready with two
revolvers loaded *ith poisoned bullets
to do the work'had Czolgouz failed.
News In Paragraphs.
The Constitutional Convention of
Virginia has discarded all plans pro
posed for suffrage, and will start new.
The cave-In of .a sand bank at Bal
timore, Md., killed Arthur Fluskey and
Earl Germnont, 8-year1old boys.
Pres- t Roosevelt was asked to at
tend the dedication of the Y. M. C. A.
building in New York which Miss Hel
en Gould has built.
A Jury at wnzaoetnl uity round James
E. Wilcox guilty of murder in the first
Justice Mayer, in the New York
Court of Special Sessions, has dis
charged from custody Florence Burns,
who was charged with the murder of
The State Committee of Delaware
"Regulars," in a reply to the proposi
tion of the Union Rejublicans, declined
to receive any proposals for harmony
so long as Mr. Addicks remains a po
A person known as William C. How
ard, who died at Cananda.gua, N. Y.,
proves to have been a woman.
IAfter announcing a fewr opinions the
Supreme Court; of the United States
took a recess nntil Mnn~dar. Anril 7.
A Desperate Negro.
There is a negro desperado running
loose in Horry county, terrifying the.
people over there, and the governop
has offered $100 for the recapture of
the negro, who is really an escapted
convict and should be arrested by the
county supervisor without payment ci
reward. However, the governor comr
sidered that the matter is a serious
one and deserving of official notice.
In a letter from Col. D. A. Spivey.'
a prominent young banker, the gov
ernor is fully informed of the; con
ditions. The letter is endorsed by Sen.
ator McDermott. The facts are that
John Harrell was sentenced to -19
months on the chaingang for some.
misdemeanor. After two days of spr
vitude he escaped and not only has,
he remained at large but it appearg
that no efforts are being made to re-.
capture him. The county supervisor
is credited with saying that he is pow
erless to act; the sheriff says it is none
of his business, and the stockade guard
says he cannot leave the chaingang to
go in pursuit of the escaped convict..
Col. Spivey continues.that the negro
is in hiding within a mile of Conway,
and is lying in ambush. -He has-made'
threats against the lives of some of the
best citizens of the county, Including
the intendant, the magistrate, and -
clerk of the court, the depnty shitiff
and others. .
He wanted to know If it is.not some*
body's business to ..capture this -des
perado. The offering of a reward was
not asked for, but 'it will no doubt.'
bring the negro out of his hiding place.
-Columbia State. .
The governor Is in a quandary in the
matter of paying the ,awyers who are
called in to preside over special terms
of court. The law provides that these
acting judges shall be' paid $10 a day
and expenses; bptit 'aed not provide
whence the- pay'shall 'omie. - Hereto
fore the goveruor. has been paying*
these expenses -out" of i his contingent
fund. The amount promises to becoms
so large this year by reason of ,the
unusually large ' ntfirber.: of .speciY
terms so held that he- does; iot lines
whether to pay these expenses O t
let the claims go to the legislat re. The
reason why so many counties are seek
ing to have special terms of court is
because the coQurt dockets .were con
gested by reason of the 4-h at
old " jury law was
Govera'r McSweenet icetires' -
The, vernor has.on
from 100 or more"
who would. like tocatch -
gleam of the baleful:ere et dhe
tiger. ' -
Mr. Sheppard Nash, dark '
court of Sumter cqunty, has
the governor that'on account W
health he wants to take a trip Io
cordance with the requirements" -
he was given permission to P .
the borders of the State . -* -'
A specia- term of court will be 1he1d
at Florence Monday for tp rPpsr #
trying the negro recently -arresEed f
assault on a white woman in the
county., Judge Purdy will preskde
Sate of Fprtflizers Very'-tey
The State has received -from the
privilege tax $64,828.65 since the first
of the year against $76/950.68 for th& .
same time last year. -This would 'ap
pear to be a falling off in the. amount
of fertilizer being used, but last year
the sales were phenome'nal.
For the same time In 1900 the sales
amounted to $63,937.60,. which.Is less
than for the first three months of this
year. Therefore It will be seen that
the sales this year are about on aspar
with the sales of an average year..
The total amount for:last year from
this tax was $84,073.43, showing .tt
but $7,000 came In after the first of
April. If the amount is -yet to be
added to- the income for 1901 the re,
ceipts. for this year may approximate
$72,000. This is about $12.000 short of -
last year, but is ample for Clemson
college's running expenses.
The State exacts a license of 25
cents on every ton of manufactured
fertilizer, on the ground that such a
fee is necessary in order to pay the'
expense of making chemclal examina.
tion of the manufactured product. The
income fro mthis source is given to
Clemson college and is always an
amount large enough for the necessi
ties of the college.
One of the officials in the State
treasurer's office said that the farm
ers would not need so muchco
mercial fertilier if 'they underto
the adaptation of soils to the use o
fertilizer. He also called attention to
the fact that too many farmers neg
lect their opportunity and waste the
means and material for making splen. -
did fertilizer at no cost at all. They#
are gradually displaying more energy
along this line, but meanwhile the
sale of commercial fertilizers con
Toledo, 0., Special-Danny Rosen
becker, 13-years-old, was arrested
Sunday for the murder of 7-year-old
Arthur Shaziteau. The parents of the
boys live on adjoining farms, two
miles from this city. Rognzbecker,
says that while he and *Shanteau
were hunting yesterday the latter
called him a name and attempted to
strike him with a club, whereupon he
retaliated by striking Shpnteau with
a butcher knife until he was dead. He
then dragged the body' among some
bushes where it was found later4,
Rosenbeck has not ashed a tear, or
shown any remorse for the crime. j