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Conflict Between Japan
a Thing 01
NOW ONLY A 'UESTION OF IERMS
Parish Priests Have Lost Their Influ
ence and the Few Troops are Pow
erless-Red Flag of Revolution
Raised in Three Districts and a
State Bordering on Revolution in
Another-Poland and Finland in the
North Also Menacing in Their As
pect-Crisis Expected with Warm
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Russia
has outlined the conditions under
which she is prepared to negotiate
It was stated with every semblance
of authority that. thanks to the good
offices of the United States and
France. the question of peace hap as
sumed practical shape.
The War in Brief.
Interest in Russia's troublpo has
shifted for the moment from Manchu
ra, where war operations seem at a
standstill, to Russian Poland, where
the revolutionary spirit is asserting
itself in different ways.
A well-dressed man threw a bomb
into a police station in a suburb of
Warsaw, wounding six policemeu.
While Baron von Nolken, Chief of Po
lice of Warsaw, was on his way to in
vestigate, a bomb was thrown at his
carriage and he was severely injured.
The first bomb-thrower was arresteA.,
but the second broke away from his
The disaster threatening Russian
trade and industry has forced many
men of the commercial classes to join
the Library movement for a cessation
of the war and for a constitution. Some
of tte richest men in the Empire have
entered actively into the campaign.
A Moscow lawyer has accused medi
cal men of the military hospital there
of accepting bribes from reservists du
An organized depot of arms and
bombs was recently discovered on the
premises of a rich Moscow merchant.
Jews at Kirscheneff are greatly al
armed at a renewal of arti-Semitic agi
The demand for the use of the Polish
language in Russian Poland has devel
oped into a revolutionary mov'ement of
The peasant disorders in the south
and west of Russia continue, several
landlords having been murdered and
much property destroyed.
One of Japan's conditions of peace,
it is thought, might be the insistence
upon a pledge from Russia that she will
build no more warships for a term of.
years, it being feared that without such
a pledge Russia would take advantage
of a cessation of hostilities to rehabili
tace her navy.
Russia's total army strength in M~an
churia is estimated at 220,000 men.
In in intervlev Field Marshal Oya
ma praises Russian officers and men as
brave and able and says he is ready to
conti'ne the war as long as neces
One hundred thousand men are ex
pected to take part on April 3 in the
celebration in Tokio of the capture of
A paper in St. Petersburg has un
earthed a report made by Gen. Kuro
patkin in 1903 predicting war with Ja
pan, but expected this to bring the
Triple Alliance and England into the
Russian Vice-Admiral Negobatoff's
squadron has left Suez, after passing
through tte canal, and sailed south.
Uprising Against Morales.
Cape Haytien, Hayti. By Cable.-Ad
vices received here by cruiser from
Monte Cristi, on the northern coast
of the republic of Santo Domingo
Tuesday, announce that Gen. Baraba,
with a number of Dominican exiles,
has landed at Monte Cristi and that
the inhabitants have risen against
President Morales, reproaching him
with being the cause of the principal
troubles with foreign couutries.
A Record Crop.
W'arhington. Special.-The Census
Bureau Tuesday issued a bulletin
- showintg the total crop of cotton gin
ned for the season of 1904 to be 13.
597.7&2 bales. These figures include
linters. and count round bales as half
bales, and the total is equivalent to
13.5S4.457 baies of 500 pounds. The
square bales number 13,103,447, the
round :ales 296,151, the Sea Island
bales 104,317, the linters 241,942: to
tal running bales. including linters,
13,754.857. Includecd in these totals
are 192.275 running bales estimated
by ginners as remaining to be ginned.
Philadelphia. Special.-Dorsey Cran
ston. better known as "id" Dor
sey. -he colored pugilist, was exon
erated by the coroner's jury of the
death ct John Hall, colored, who died
following a boxhng bout Thursday.
The jury- decided that Hall's death
was dute to a hemorrha.;e of the brain,
resulg from in iuries necidenItally
received. '"he others arrested w,e
Armour Manager Arrested.
Ch:ago. Spweial.-The Federal
grand judry investigating the alleged
beei trust returned an indictment to
night against Thomas J. Connor. gen
eral sunerintendenlt for Armour & Co.
The ch'arge is interfering with a wit
ness summtoned to appear before the
grand~ jury. Mr. Connor, who is one
of J. Ogden Armour's most confiden
tial employes, and is the active head
of one of the largest packing com
panies in the world, was arrested to
night on a bench warrant by a United
States deputy marshal and brought to
the ?rand jury room.
and Russia Practically
, the Past
Cost Russia $1,750,000.
Gunshu Pass, By Cable.-The Jap
anese are again moving forward and
the Russian rear guard has fallen back
from its position about 13 miles north
of Sipinghai (74 miles north of Tie
Pass), to Chaoumiaodzi, which is sit
uated 40 miles below Gunshu Pass.
Practically complete reports show
that the Russian army sacrificed gen
eral commissiariat stores worth $1,
250,000, and stores for the army corps
amounting to $500,000 held at Muk
den. Most of the stores were set on
fire. Boots and uniforms were among
the stores, of which the whole army
was in need, arriving from Europe
four days before the Russian retire
ment from Mukden. Kuropatkin or
dered the removal of the stores, but
the order was not executed. An in
vestigation will be made to establish
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Roving
bands of peasants continue to pillage,
burn and murder in the Chernigov
government and in Tamboff, Kazan
and other governments in the south.
The few troops here and there are
powerless. The whole peasant popu
lation is affected more or less. The
parish priests, under instructions
from the Holy Synod, are doing all
possible to quiet the peasants, but
without making any appreciable im
pression. With warm weather a cri
sis will come, especially if it is ac
companied by orders for another ex
In the meantime, the situation i:n
the Caucasus is growing worse. A
state bordering on civil war exists i'
the Kuban territory, where the popu
lation has been armed for a collision
with the soldiers.
In the Georgia, Mingrella and Ku
tais territories, the red flag of revo
lution has been raised.
At Yalta. Crimea, after the popu
lation had wrecked the vodka shops,
police quarters, etc., warships were
sent from Sebastopol, and marines
were landed as if in a hostile country.
The renewal of the bomb outrages
in Poland and the open demonstra
tions in Finland* against conscription
are both regarded as bad and signifi
With the Japanese Left Armies in
the Field, via Fusan.-The Japanese
army near Mukden is clearing the bat
tlefield, sorting the enormous quanti
ties of stores and materials captured,
and attending to the prisoners. En
gineers are rapidly repairing the rail
road bridges across the Hun river,
which were badly damaged by the
Russians. Trains are now running to
the Hun river. They will reach Muk
den in a few days. The weather is
very warm, and the ground is thaw
ing rapidly, making the movement of
guns and transport wagons difficult.
London, By Cable.-A telegram from
a northern European capital received
in London says:
"I have just learned on reliable au
thority that Russia has asked Del
Casse to act as an intermediate and
open peace negotiations with Japan.
Del Casse has signified his willingness.
but considers that Lansdowne's co-op
eration is essential to success."
London, By Cable.-When the pros
pectus of the Japanese war loan of
$150,000.000 was issued, the neighbor
hood of the issuing banks resembled
the scenes witnessed on first nights
at popular th'atres. Long lines of
people were struggling for admission
and special forces of police controlled
the streams of eager investors. The
interiors of the banks were filled with
shouting crowds struggling to snatch
All the foreign steamship piers in
New York are being watched by detec
tives for Frank C. Marr-in, the reputed
head of the Storey Company, of Phila
delphia. through which a large number
of small investors lost money.
Not fewer than 26,000 emigrants
were landed in New York last week,
and 23.000 more are expected this
week. whnich will break all previous
A banquet was given in New York
in hon'or of the acquisition of a per
manent home for the American Ac-ad
emy i Rome. and securing of assuran
ees that th'e $1,000,000 endowment fund
will be raised.
Sevral successful trips were made
over San .Jose. Cal.. with Prof. John
Imamense congregations attended ser
vices conducted by Methodist minis
ters at the Baltim?ere Confercuce in
Surgeon Samuel H. Griffin is criti
cally ill in the naval hospital at Nor
Friends of Secretary Hay do not
credit the report that he will retire
from the cabinet.
Odd Fellows charge Newport News
officials with '-inhuman and gross neg
ligence" in the burial of Capt. Albert
William Hansboro. wanted for the
muder of Stewart McKeane at Hcot
pins vwas captured at Charleston.
Baron von Nolkcn. chief of polic-c i
Warsaw.v was severely wounded by- a
lO) explosion while en his way i
in. e.tgt the throwing of a bomb in
As one of her conditions of peae,
Japan may- insist upon Russia suspend
ingraval rehabilitation for a numuer
By issuing debased cogper curreney.
officials of the provincial Chinese mint:
are said to have profited to the extent
of $13,000.00~0 annually.
Eiht soldiers were killed and nine
ten injured by a landslide at Semlin.
Dr. J. H. Holland in his mission is
expected to use his influence against
the threatened revolt of the anti-MG;
ales narty in Santo Domingo.
PEACE REPORTS IQUESTIONED
I Japanese Minister to France and For.
eign Minister Del Casse Agree *rhat
No Peace Negotiations or Prelimi
naries Are in Progress, and Declare
That Alleged Conferences Between
the Two Never Took Place.
Paris. By Cable.--Whatever hopeful
ncss the peace situation may have
had some days ago. the prospect has
now completely changed, and there is
every prospect that the war will drag
on again. Consequently. dispatches
appearing in America saying that For
eign Minister Del Casse and Dr. Mor
tono, the Japanese minister to France,
have been conferring at the former's
house relative of peace, are inaccu
rate. The foregoing view of the situa
tion is taken by the parties immediate
ly concerned, and it is asserted with
the authority of the foreign office and
the Japanese legation. In view of the
continued reports that there were indi
cations that Minister Del Casse and
Dr. Mortono were taking an active
part in the negotiations, a correspond
ent called at the Japanese legation to
day and requested Dr. Mortono to fur
nish a decisive statement which would
put at rest all misunderstanding. Ac
cordingly. the minister gave the fol
lowing categorical statement, which
was taken in writing and may be ac
cepted as authoritatively clearing the
"I tell you explicitly that there are
no peace negotiations or preliminaries
for initiating peace negotiations at
this time so far as I am aware, and
I believe nv information to be com
piete. I am not desirous of discussing
the general question of peace: for, ow
ing to the complete absence of negoti
ations or preliminaries towards nego
tiations, that question can only be
academic and without practical bear
"The statements that I have confer
red with M. Del Casse at his residence
are false and are calculated to confuse
a situation which Is perfectly plain.
There is no representative of Japan
authorized at this time to discuss
peace or foreshadowing in the slight
est what conditions the Japanese gov
ernment might consider if the nego
tiations assumed a practical stage.
On the contrary, Japan is now en
gaged in conducting a military cam
paign, and will unreservedly proceed
with that important work."
It can be added that the introduction
of the fcregoing dispatch, as well as
the portion quoted. was submitted to
Dr. Mortono, who approved every
word. It was similarly submitted to
the Foreign Office, where it was ap
pioved t-.roughout. Therefore the dis
patch can be accepted as being in the
highest ( egree authoritative.
No Insurrection on.
Washington. Special.-Haitien Min
ister Leg-er has received a cablegram
from the President of Haiti, contra
dieting the-cablegram of Minister Pow
ell, stating that serious trouble is im
pending :.n Haiti. and that it is doubt
ful whether the authorities can main
tain peace and order on March 31 and
April 1. According to Minister Leg
er's advices, the country is quiet and
there is no fear of an uprising; the
law concerning the Syrians is being
executed peacefully, and the govern
ment can. maintain order.
Noted Man Dead.
Louisville. Ky., Special.- Col. Fred
erick de iruniak, capitalist and distin
guished citizen, died at his residence
here Wednesday. Col. de Funiak was
born in Rome, Italy, 65 years ago, and
was a veteran of Garibaldi's army. He
was for a long time chief engineer of
the Louisville and Nashville railroad.
and has been connected with railroad
building in many parts of the country
He was a member of the New York
Yacht Club. of the Old Southern Yacht
Club and of the Philadelphia Yacht
A Serious Charge.
Newport News. Special.-Captain
Onzarda. of the Spanish steamship
Niceto. New Orleans to Boness, was
placed untder .%00 bond. char-ged with
permitting two alien sailors, a Turk
and an Armenian, affiinted with tra
choma, to escape from the ship. The
men were on board at New Orleans.
but the captain could no: produce
them upon demand of local customs
Fears Loss to Workmen..
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-A dis
patch from Gen. Linevitch says: "No
change in the situation. The enemy
is dlisplaying activity east of the rail
road." A telegram from Gunshu Pass
says Gen. Linevitch ha; forbhidden the
inhabitants of Harbin. with the excelp
tion of vs omen andl children, to leave
without spcial permits. fearing the
town may be denuded of workmen.
In London rea. 'x'y sta-ions~ bi-::'
covered oard itrn prov:(ided. 'Anl wie
letters or telcaris addr essed to pas
sengers ma'. be isplayed.~
The now flritish ceo-o:ing torpo
boat destr'yers art to b i:dfr oil
fuel, and they will be ~r~f!!inly , arm
edl to act a:; small ecruiss
The Bh-itish House of Lor"ds. as a
court of ultimat aippnai. has decided
tat '-agueness'. rh u preasion of a
testator's~ ds-re that bequests shoulH
pass to oenpecified chariies. or to
charities to be" seerted by his tru;teet
make a will invalid. The charities of
the city of Dun-I". Secotland, lose $300,
000 by the decision.
IThomas .T Connemrs. financial man
for Armour & Co.. was arrested and
put under b11 in Chicago on the charge
of having attempoed to influence .John
E. Shields. a witness in the "Beef
The PBoard of Frnign M~isions ;-ot
ed on the aeretanen or' r:>jetion of
31r. .Tohn D. Rc:eioner-s 1.00).Y0 gift,
and t issai tha the'~c decico was tc
o the~ ttest . 'qa Ige asinited StateE
deput mar-sha! in NZ'w Y
Phe city of Louivie and the su
rtrintenden of 0 t'.e wvo thouse thecre
Gessier Rosseau says heo thinks the
mine whtich blew up the battleshii:
MIaine was oneO of those madte by- him.
Gov. Joseph W. Folk. of Mlissouri.
addressed the 31issouri society of New.
York on the Mi1ssouri idea of law.
Louis Guggenheime'r. alleged to be
a raiser of Government money orders.
s said to have made $80,000 by his
IA reception in honor of 'Vice-Presi
dent Fairbanks was given in Philadel
hia by the Union League.
NOW FOR BIG SHOW
Jamestwn Fxposition Endorsed By
OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION ISSUED
A Spelamation is Issued, Inviting All
Nations to be Represented by Their
Military Organizations and Naval
Vessels at the Tri-Centennial Com
memoration in 1907 of the First
English-Speaking Settlement in
Washington, Special.-The President
Wednesday issued a proclamation in
viting the naticns of the earth to be
represented by their milit.ry organiza
tions and naval vessels at the celebra
tion to be held in the vicinity of
Jamestown, Va., from 'May 13 until No
vember, 1907, 1907. The proclamation is
By the President of the United States,
Whereas, the Congress of the Un:ted
States has passed an act. approved
i March 3. 1905, and entitled, "An act
to provide for celebrating the birth of
the American nation, the first perma
nent settLement of English-speaking
people on the western hemisphere,' by
the holding of an international naval,
marine and military celebration in the
vicinity of Jamestown, on the waters
of Hampton Roads, in the State of Vir
ginia; to provide for suitable and per
manent commemoration of said event,
and to authorize an appropriation in
aid thereof, and for other purposes"
And whereas, section 3 of the said
act reads as follows:
"Section 3.-The President of the
United States is hereby author.zed to
make proclamation of said celebration,
setitag forth the event to be commem
orated, ir-viting foreign nations to par
ticipate by the sending of their naval
vessels and such representation of their
military organizations as may be
Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roose
velt, President of the United States of
Anerica, by virtue of the aut'lority
vested in me by said act, do hereby
declare and proclaim that there shall
be inaugurated in the year 1907, at and
near the waters of Hampton Roa ds, in
the State of Virginia, an international
naval, marine and military celebra
tion, beginning May 13, and end-ng not
later than November 1, 1907, ior the
purpose of commemorating in a fitting
and appropriate manner the birth of
the Ame.-ican natio'n; the first settle
ment of English people on the Amer
ican continent, made at Jamestcwn, on
the 13th of May, 1607, and in order that
the great events of the American his
tory which have resulted therefrom
may be accentuated to the present and
future generations of American citi
And in the name of the government
and people of the United States, I do,
therefore, invite all the nations of the
earth to take part in the commemora
tion of the event which has had a far
reaching effect on the course of human
history, by sending their naval vessels
to the said celebration and by making
such representations of their military
organizations as may be proper.
In testimony thereof, I have now set
my hand and taused the seal of the
Unied States to bh affixed.
Done in the city of Washington this
twenty-ninth day of March, one thous
and nine hundred and five, and in the
inenendenc'e of the United States the
one hundred an:1 twenty-ninth year.
By the President,
A.LVEY A. ADEE.
Acti::g Secretary of State.
Secretary Hay Better.
Gibraltar. By Cable.-The White
Star Line Cretic, from New York,
March 18, with Secretary of State Hay
aid Mrs. Hay on board, arrived here
Wdnesday mo-ning. In an interview
Mr. Hay said he felt much better than
wen he left New York. He thorougii
ly enjoyed the trip. Although Secre
tary Hay has imnproved, he has by no
means recoverfd his health.
OVER-SUBSCRIBED TEN TIMES.
Great Rush For Japanese Loan in Lon
don Taxes Extra Bnnking Staffs.
L iondon. Speial.-The portion of
the .Japanese loan cf $150.000,000 al
lted to Londo~n was well over-sub
scibed within an hour of the time of
opening the bank.s. For an hour be
fore the doors opened, throngs crowed
the vicinity of the issuing houses. and
throughout the morning a steady flood
of applicants, among whom were many
wcn, taxed the extra statfs of the
banking establishmeCnts engaged to
deal with the rush. The issuing banks
estimate that the Japanese loan has
been over subscribed at least ten
$100,000,000 Bond Issue.
Philadelphia, Special-The directors
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Wed
nesdav ordered an issue of $100,000,000
convertible bends at $75 per share,
bearing Z 1.2 per cent. interest. Pri
vileges are extended to the stock~held
er. Of the bond issu1e $5(.00:.u0 was
authorized by a stcek vote yes"rua~y
and the remaining $50,O00.000) 'j au
torized tw.o y-ears ago, but have us-.er
45,000 MINERS -TO QUIT.
Wage Scale Conference, For the Cen
tral Bituminous District of Penn~syl
vania Fails to Agree.
Altoona. Pcnn., Special.-The opera
tors and miners of the central bitumi
nous district of Pennsylvania, after
being in conference in this city almost
continuously since March' 13, endeav
oring to agree upon a wage scale to
go into effect April 1, adjou'rned finally
Wednesday without comiog to an
agreement. The failure to agree means
a suspension of work by the 45,000 or
ganized miners of the district at the
ena of the nresent month.
FOUR MEN -KILLED
Result ?f an Accident On Southern
A COLLISION NEAR CHARLESTON
When Found the Dead Engineer's
Hand Firmly Grasped the Emer
gency Brake-Freight Engineer's
Watch Said to Have Been 30 Min
utes Slow, This Being the Cause of
the Accident-Engineer Reed Fatal
Augusta, Ga.. Special-A special from
Branchville, S. C., to The Chronicle
says: The worst wreck tiat has occur
-rec. on this division of the Southedn
Railway in many years happened Sun
day morning about 3 o'clock a few
miles below Branchville near a small
lurmber station called Badham. The
through freight from Columbia to
Charleston and the fast passenger train
from Charleston to Columbia ran into
each other at the above named point.
There was a very dense fog at the
time. It is reported that Freight En
gineer Reed's watch was 30 minutes
slow. and that this was the direct
catuse of the wreck. So far. four are
known to be killed outright as follows:
Tom Conton. engineer on passenger
and one of the oldest men in the ser
vice. Conten's body is mashed into an
almost unrecognizable mass, with one
arm cut off, the hand of which is still
grasping the emergency krake.
Another white man named Stokes,
brakeman, is killed, and also two ne
gro brakemen, Adams and Stephens.
Frenght Engineer Arthur Reed has
both legs broken, besides severe inter
nal injuries, and cannot possibly live.
Leans to Russia.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Emperor
William's speech at Tangier and pros
pective developments therefrom en
gross the attention of the Russian I
newspapers almost to the exclusion of
pace discussion. Her treaty relations
with France and the friendly attitude
of Germany during the war place Rus
sian in an awkward position. Never
theless, the difficulties of floating fur- I
ther loans in France and the absence
o: assistance on which., until recently, I
Russia at least had vaguely counted, I
incline the scales somewhat in favor i
of the western neighbor, whose benev
o~eilt neutrality and frontier pledge
enabled Russia to place in the field a
anchurian army so well supplied
"Expectedly," The Russo says. "a
grouping of powers in Western Eu
rope has begun, and perhaps wve are
o:2 the eve of great developments in
The Novoe Vremya sees in the Ger
rr.an Emperor's supposed pleasure
trips to Jerusalem, Constantinople,
and Tangier a fixed plan to uphold
Turkey in Morocco and create "Mus
sulman peril." which is Germany's
aswer to Great Britain's "yellow per
I." The paper expresses the belief
that it will result in strengthening the
bond between Great Britain and
France, the embitterment of the feel
ing between France and Germany,
and increased armaments, but there is
no possibility of war since Berlin fully
cmprehends the madness of conflict
with Great Britain and France allied.
Demand of Miners Granted.
Philadelphia, Special.-By the action
of the soft coal operators of Central
Pennsylvania, who had a meeting hero
Saturday, the threatened strike of the
bituminous miners has been averted.
The operators, in secret session decided
to grant the demands of the men by
renewing the wage scale in effect last
year. the basis ot which is G2 cents a
ton for pick mining. A meeting of the
joint scale committee of operators and
miners will be held at Altoona next
Tuesday. when the schedule will be
Baptist Editors Adjourn.
Memphis, Special.-The Southern
Baptist Press Association, after three
days' session. has adjourned. Officers
for the ensuing year were elected as
follows: President. Dr. T. J. Barton.
editor of The Mississippi Baptist: see
rtary and treasurer. Dr. E. E. Folk.
editor of The Baptist and Reflector.
Nashville. Tenn. The selection of the
next meeting place was left to the ex
ecutive committee. It is probable next
year's meeting will be held in Florida.
Protests Rate of Exchiange.
Mexico City. Special.-Prec~autio:;
have been taken by the government
and the large banks to prevent a shary
rise in exchange as the result of thy'
pcuaiemov'emenlt, lieved to hav.'
becu latied to take place just as th'
new monetary system goes into effee':.
That something of the sort would he
attempted,. was foreseen some months
ago. It is saidl that there has been
extensive buying of exchange at the
present low rate in the hope of a sharp
advanc'e. One of the largest banks has
refused to sell exchange to brokers and
private bankers, and has merely met
the demands of commercial houses.
It is the purpose of the government to
make the transition to the new syn
tem as early as possible.
Poisoned by Strikers.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-Reports
from many plac'es throughout Rusia.
including Tver. Borissoff and Sisran.
show that employes of warehouses anrd
shus are again demanding shorter
hours and more wvages. There has
ben a reneral strike' of shop as ist
ants at Sarmara and lrkutsk.
Acor'ding to the Rtussky Slovo., i
tv workmen ini a factory at Lodz: r'a.e
been noisone'd and 2S are in a ('rmr'l
coni: ionC. It is supposed that strikr
reirsponsile for theC affair'.
Indictment Talk Revives.
Chicago, Special.--Well authenticat'
Ied reports have it that the Federal
grand jury which is investigating the
business methods of the meat packers
will return indicements when it re-con
venes next Wednesday. were prevalent
here. The report was that the ad
journment taken was really decided
upon in order to allow Assistant At'!
torney Pagin time to draw up the bills
Iat hisl 'easure and to give due con
| sieraton to the mass of testilhony
gathered since the jury went into ses
DISPENSARY PROFITS DIVIDED
Comparison of Amounts Received By
the Several Counties.
Comptroller General Jones has made
an allotment of $110.000 of dispensary
profits to the public schools of the
State. The allotment was made after
finding out the deficiency in each
county. This deficiency represented
the amount each school in ,the county
fell short of $75. In some counties the
3 mill school tax produced revenue
ufficient to pay each school $75. which
amount is calculated to run a school
It required $9.552.53 to make up these
leficiencies and the remainder of the
profits recently declared by the dis
pensary were divided among all of the
yountics. Chesterfield' county super
ntendent of educatiA having failed
o respond with the data necessary,
hat county was not included in the
Sistribution but the amount will be
made up at subsequent distributions.
The total enrollment in the State as
eported is 288.353; and the amount
ach pupil will receive from this distri
>ution will be 23% ceits. The defi
-iency money was divided as follows
mong the 26 counties reporting that
he 3 mill school tax did not afford $75
or each and all of the schools in these
Abbeville, $297.85: Aiken. $76.30;
3amberg. $91.04: Barnwell, $32: Chero
cee. $132.6S; Clarendon, $74.82; Colle
on. $491.09; Edgefield. $460.24; FIor
nce. $64.63: Georgetown, $267.78;
1reenville. $9184; Hampton. $434;
-Iorry. $2.094; Kershaw, $128; Lancas
er. $739.80: Laurens. $170.76: Lee,
115.90: Lexington, $282.20; Marion,
;242: Marlboro, $150:13: Oconee, $682.
6: Orangeburg. $216; Pickens, $1;0.16;
aluda. $1.109; Spartanburg, $19.15;
The following table gives in the first
olumn the names of the counties, in
he second the number of pupiIs enroll
d in the public schools of each, and in
he third the amount of money each
eceived from the funds of $100,023.08
eft after deficiencies had been made
tbbeville .... .... .... 8,995 $3,120.17
Liken ..... ...... .... 8,414 2,918.63
knderson ...........13,321 4,620.76
3amberg ..... ........ 4,287 1,487.06
3arnwell ...... ...... 7,083 2,456.93
3eaufort ....... ...... 4,033 1,398.95
3erkley ...... ........ 5,452 1,891.17
harleston .... .......13,378 4,640.52
Therokee .... ........ 4,491 1,557.82
,hester .... .......... 6,318 2,191.57
larendon .... ........ 6,227 2,160.00
'olleton ...... ....... 5,867 2,035.13
)arlington ..... ...... 5,851 2,029.58
)orcester ...........2,984 1,035.08
Edgefield ............6,117 2,121.85
airfield ............,336 2,544.69.
orence ............ 6,518 2,260.95
eorgetown .... ...... 3,356 1,164.12
reenville .... .......12,338 4,279.78
reenwood .... ....... 7,394 2,564.80
-ampton ...... ...... 5,035 1,746.53
lorry ........ ........ 6,138 2,129.13
Cershaw ...... ....... 4,679 1,623.04
sanaster .... ........ 6,'9 2,264.76
,aurens ...... ........ 8.,07 2,777.45
.ee .... ......... .... 4.511 1,564.76
,exington ...... ...... 6,771 2,348.70
arion ...... ...... .. 8,411 2,917.59
Iarlboro ...... ...... 5,782 2,005.64
ewberry ...... ...... 6,989 2.424.33
)conee ...... ....... 6,694 213.87
)rangeburg... ......14,425 5,003.70
'ckens .. ..... . ...... 5,279 1,831.106
ichland ..... .......8.873 ?,077.85
saluda ..... .........,361 1,859.0
partanburg... .....15,311 5,311.04
;umter ...... ....... ,128 2,472.54
Jnion .... .... ...... 6.290 2,181.80
illiamsburg 6.... 6765 2,346.62
fork ..... ........... 0,215 3,543.3$
It is stated on good a .ority that
:he increase in the sale <d liquor by
:he State for the quarter ending March
ist. was $222,000. The fiscal year be
ins with December.
At this rate of increase the sales for
he entire year will show an increase
>f a million dollars, and last year they
were heavier than ever before. The
:otal amount bought by the State dis
ensary in the first quarter of the fis
al year. was $873.000 and the total
amount paid to the State dispensary
y the local dispensaries was $1,200,
This shows an astonishing array of
igures. The gross sales of the sub
jispensaries in 1903 amounted to $2.
17.000, just a little more than twice
as much for three months of the pres
ant year. Some ascribe this state of
affairs to the fact that dispensaries
are being patronized now by many
who patronized blind tigers and
mported their supplies a few years
102-year-old Colored Woman Dead at
Columbia, S. C.. Special.-Fanlnie
Barnwell. sometimes known as Fannie
Brice, died Sunday morning at 3
)clock at the ripe old age of 102 years.
She was for many years a faithful
urse in some of the best white fain
lies of this city. She has been kindly
emembered by them during her infir
nities. She was highly respected by
>oth white and colored.
Young Howell's Murderer. .
Early Thursday morning Most Brun
on, a negro suspected of the murder
,f young Stephen Howell, was brought
o Columbia from Kershaw. in which
:outy he has been working. Whether
3r not Brunson is the murderer of
Iloweli is not known. At the time of
:he hideous murder, December 21. 1903.
:here were many arrests and suspects
but none of them proved to be the right
man. It is femembered that Howell. in
:ompany with an unknown negro, went
into the woods to gather holly for sale
>n the streets at Christmastide. His
)ody was not found until several weeks
later. Nearby was an axe. with which
the murder was committed.
C.racksman in South Carolina.
Columbia. Special.--a special to the
State from Heath Springs. Lancaster
county says, the safe of the Springs
Banking and Mercantile compar y was
blown open by professional burglars
about 3 o'clock Saturday morning, and
from $1.000 to $1,500 was taken. The
tools used in effecting an entrance to
the safe were secured at a near by
blacksmith shop. The blowing open of
th safe was a neat professional lob.
;lodhounds are on the trail of the
robbers, and it is believed that they
will be captured.
Mr. E. W. Thomas has resigned the
position of general manager of the'
Olympia and Granby cotton mills in
Co'lumbia to accept a position as su
pervising engineer with the United
States Cotton Duck Trust of Balti
more. His resignation will take ef
fet during the latter part of April. HeI
will then leave Columbia for Baltimore.
where his headquarters will be estab
The Czar's rescript on reforms for
Poland has produced a bad impressioD
DIVISION OF LABOR. -4
Ile promised to look out for her
From dawn to darkness dim
When they were wed; but did not saf
She'd busy be from dark to day
A-looking out for him!
-New Orleans Times-Democrat
"Is that plant hardy?"
"Oh, yes. I've had it in my Harlent
flat all winter."-Life.
"D'Auber sprung that old gag on me
to-day about being wedded to his art."
"Well if he is. the whipping-post for
THE REAL THING. -
"Why do you call your auto she?"
"Because it is always breaking down
it critical moments, raising trouble
most of the time, and keeps me broke.M
"War seems to be the only remedy
or some countries."
-Yes, and Russia seems to need it
both externally and internally."r
"Do the Russians know much about
"Of course they do. Look at what
they must, have learned in the past"
rear' "-Washington Star.
Bustler-"Don't you believe the
world owes you a living?"
Hustler--Yes, but the trouble is it
won't pay up, and I have to work to
collect the money."-Detroit Free
"I am one of ten children!"
The . company looked surprised.
From the way the man had been talk
ing they thought it probable he was
more than one.-The Trumpeter;. iin
"You know," said Miss Kreech, after
her solo, -1 intend to go abroad to. fin
sh my musical education."
"Why not finish it right now," sug
ested Miss Cadley, "and save the ex
ense' "-Chicago Journal.
"Why are you pouting, Ethel?"'
"Jack said I was beautiful. I told
iim he must be short-sighted."
"What did be say?"
"Why, the horrid thing said perhaps
le was."-London Tit-Bits.
WHAT THEY SEEK HERE'.
"What is the chief product of the
United States?" asked the teacher' ia
a Europian school.
And without hesitation the bright
"Of course," said the tourist. "the
ealth of this country about here is in
"So fur's I'm consarned it is." replied
he poor farmer. "I ain't dragged none
ut of it-"-Philadelphia Press.
LESSENING THE TEMPTATION.
Kind Farmer--"Gosh! That ice is
wful thin. How on airth kin I keep
eople off it?"
Wise City Man-"Well, you can make
it good start by talking down that
Danger' signal."-Pittsburg Post.
The Parson--Have you ever given
ny time to studying the social prob
The Layman--"No, but my wife has. ----.
She occasidnally gives a dinner party
n our little flat."-Brooklynl Life.
"Tue Russians claim they rost that
last battle because the weather man
ade it too cold for them.. Do you
"Not much: It wvas because the .Taps
mde it too hot for them.--Detroit
WISDOM OF LITTLE FRITZ.
"It's 7 o'clock, Fritz: We must rtun
"No: if I go home now. I shall be
hipped for being so late. I'm going
o stay til !). and then I'll get bonbons
ad kisses because I'm not drowned."
"One half of the wvorld's happiness
s solv-ed when a person learns to mind
is own business."
"Yes: but it's the other nalf that
auses the most trouble."
"Getting other people to mind
theirs!"'-Detroit Free Press.
TRUE TOH-ER SEN.
Fred-"-How did she come to accept
n the second time y;ou prop~osed?"
Joe-"Why, you see her refusal the
first time I proposed made me feel
awfully cheap, and, woman-like, she
couldn't resist the opportunity to se
cure a bargain."-Chicago News.
THlE LAST CHAPTER.
She shook her' head. "No." she said.
sadly, but firmly. "I cannot trust
With a groan off despair he sprang
to his feet.
"Good-by forever:" he muttered.
"'ll bet I cran tind a landlady that
will. I don't have to board here, you
A German contemporary states that
within the last decade the population
of Europe has increased about 38,000,
000, of whom Russia contributed 14,.
Q00,000, and France less than 100.00Qs