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^ VOL. XLIX. WINNSBOKQ, S. C., WEDNgp) AY, ^OCTOBER 10, 1894. NO. 9. fj
. FKEE SILVER WANTED.-''
AN ENGLISHMAN'S/>B;.E DEFENSE CF
THE WHITE METAL.
Tfce Ssiock ArjaiDein of a M*u>b?*r ot
tbt Brl l,b Pjr l ta -at In Favor CI thr
JFete ilea Oo'o*s:V ?t S'l?*;
wfc - .
RMfon. Henry Cbaplin, vtliowjsa
member of the royal gold and silver
commission, a member of the Salisbury
cabinet, and also a member of parliament
recently .mace an able spefech b3foro
the Scotch chamber of commerce
at Edinburgh upon the sat j^ct of "BiroetttHism
m Relation to Agricultural
Depression." The speech was quite
lengtby. but his defense of silver re-.
KroB^z^tooD and' bimetallism we rev
^proSuce. Mr. Chaplain said:
"Now, what are the usual objections
that are urged to our views? I have
been asked by some correspondents to
reply to one or two of them, and I will
do so. The first, the old stock argup
ment, istnis: You cannot maintain^
k Kftf /?/ ?] W oil Qno
.XIA^U iauu uctaccu ouu ouwi ?u;
jttb more than you can between any two
other commodities, l'ou capnot inter*
a fere with the laws'of-^jdy i.&n'd .cfeWL
mand. The thing is impracticable; it
B iSj-infaAS, a bimetallic dream. Now,
our o#?' nen'ts' appear to be still in
B blissful ignorance of what !&. perhaps,.
m the most elementary faqt of ;6ur conHP*~4<ntion,
viz: that She bimetallic theory
affords, perhaps, the most perfect and
Ir irost striding instance of tne operation
of those lafc3 in a specially instructive
case, and I beKgve 1 am right in saying
teat that Is the opinion of every teacher
of political eeoadmy in England *t
the present time. Mind you; cpis is
vtry ancient history, bat so marfy of
rtbe critics have so little learned their
? le^Son that I will repeat one argument
ou the subject, and I thicfc it will suffice.
Wbat we say is this, that the law
can exact that either, or both of the
metals shall be legal ^tender lor cebt.
That we know, because it has-been
done effectually already. And thereby
the law creates what is and what has
been the chief demand tor the precious
metals?namely, for the purposes of
? money. The law can also enact that
- tbey shajl be legal-tender at a given
ratio between the two, f^r this alsj has
. been done,and done effectively in the
.. past. -Now comes 1Jie question: How
? is the'xatio malntainea ? The answer
to thlg- question is^lhat ^debtors will always
Ato'-pay* their debts in. the
cheapest way ttfey cfanl that is to say,
in whlchev&r metai .'is the cheapest.
What <ip those debts' smofiht'to? The
. indebtedness - Of th"? orid is estimated
at. flnmjarhinw-V Kotirflori- t.tfrent.w "nnrf
: tMrtylfcoi^ndf-millions sterling.. Conse
quently,-if either me<;al falls, jfor aay
reason,, below- fee. legal-ratio, tifer&"will
_ . ' be an i,mmediatey-ia<jrea3er in* demand
PSSSfcCw^nttiUi'Tui' Vm ji i iinise- of ^he pay'-'
- ment of debts. >Tbfi-increased demand
- produees'ltsn^twal effect; ^-The metal
which itos shown the smallest tendency
to fall returns to the norma}, or rather
the legal level. Formerly it was gold
?at the time of the great cold disco ve-.
ries focty .yeass^ago, - * -AJ ore recently it
k , has beln* Ssmfffc 'ifefefjtfoduMfiai of
w which d?3ato. cas .much increase?,: alV
tboughla iiothiog like the same pro-'
r portion as the production of goM 4ak
m M matsect in former CafsT And in this
^'^<^way an aufomatfc, action is. set .up,
K which ?ot: only i$eps th^relat ive y $lueof
the mftals* steady,. but makes.it, iimpossible,
aa-f'we contend, fur: theiji- to
vary, eifctpt witMgthe smallest limits.
ir a great increase .Hi eitner
^ .' shoulcfoccuiv a&T "begin to have'.the
/ leasttf^c^he^parity' is immediately
Bk restored'by .-the 'operation of BjCujai
H . law. .An$ this* explains at &pC8""tbe
B practical stability 6f Hbe ' ratro"' during
K - the long.periods- antecedent to 18?'3f
b when variation" of the ipio<Juction: ot
B the meU's was iDfin'ice]y gre?er -than
it has beeriByersince-then.* I fe? that
B I oughfto apolo^ze-^fox repeating tMs:
f f unaamentai argn^aent:. ia reply to&- to
|F the JanQqtUttfl/objections, wiih-which
we area&alled, but if I bad not done
so I was afraid that X would be attacked,
like your distinguished countryman,
Mr. Arthur J3alfonr,Ha tbe city
not very }ozig 3gni?, ftjr- not' answering
tbe objecti6ns which were advanced
against bimetallism. The ntxt objection
tbat 1 hear is this: 'Even if you
could maintain.a ratoq ypu.nsver coaia
agree as to,what.the- rail<J' should lJe. ',
m My answer, gentlemen, is this: Bimetailists
would accept any ratio ra'tiier
fr- than go.sp.as we are at the present
time. J&at what- the fijia'l 'clecisi'oti as
to a ratio should be "is, obviously, a
matter of agreement among the different
people who are concerned. My
own opinion upon that poipt is, and
always has been thi?, it ' is $ot"so important
as people thinfc, and tor this
reason: So'sensitive is silver that the
moment a bimetallic settlement was
really on the tapis t?e market price
oi silver ;VouM Con'forin to any ratio
that was fixed loi?g before it was enanted
hv an? 1^cL?rtiivA >pffi??T4t'ihn. ' '
"Udt then I bear it said that even if
you coula agree upon.lhV ratio the
enormous quantities of silver that can
be produced even at tbe present price,must
inevitabiy bre*k it% Well, to begin
with,, I have myx*ck>ubfa "as! to this
lilimltapiV production:1 I km aware ot
no facts and no information to'coclirm
the statement. Certainly there are
none to feefoifc<Fi&thS-'tf h6le"*evi(fetfce'
before the conference at Brasselst But
tbe aDaw.er to that ^afgumtbt- is this:
iLr- 'What is ot .importance Is hot the annual
output.of the metfelv bdft the total
amoont of tfee mass ot each jdf them
which isalreay in existence;' ;-Ihis lis
an idea I want you to"carry, away in
your cai&ds. The annual output now
is, what still l.s?y'J'probsblj 30x000;000
sterling a year of "each. Perhaps it is
r even mere jfcan that Of silver.but what
is 1 he exisiing-mafs ? I turn to the w.
port of tne gold tied silver commission!
T nf 'the*
JLUC4W X UUU bUUV VUU v^biuiltwv VA vmv
mass of gold In existence in the world
I five years ego Is 1,550,000",000/ or "Jin
L round numbers, say 1,6(50,000,000 ster:
1 ling. Silver, on the otner baud, is eatiBfti
mated at, a little"'under"2,000,000,000
|& sterling. Now, supcosftyr that' the
presect - anhuar' production -of sil-:
ver was" dori&tdj wtrat\-does if
matter whether*; y<3uadfl. 80j089,000a
Wr year or 60.000^)00-a year -to. the existing .
mass? ?T6u have 2,960,000,000 of
silver, instead of 2,050,d00,000 as the
& mass of sliver in the world. Why, the
BL difference ia fractional?barely 1% per
fx cetit. That: is ajso'the reply to .the
W questlon-I have been ' asked xo answer
by a gentleman well known to you
(Mr. Lindsay), who was the president
of your chamber. Mr. Lindsay asked
me this auest.on: "It the effect of
monetizing sliver be to enhance the
value ot that metal, will this not lead
to a still further increase in its production,
and consequent* augmenttaion
of the difficulty? The Broken Hiill
Pioprietary C6. produces 'about 20 per
cent, of the total supply in the worltf,
and it is payiDg now, ev6n at the present
price, an enormous dividend " To
? . that question 1 answer, no. I.do not
"'.think it wiJi affect it in the least.
Twenty per "bent, of-the total annual
^ output of silver is only an infiDitesiW
mal addition sto^ttje. mass already in
1 existence/ You'must 'remember that
r the metals differ from almost aiiower
commodities in this respect?that they
7 do not perish, arid they are not anhu-'
pre?-"- > Sgs^
ally consumed. A crop of whea*, for
lost^rc", or the jjrreatest parr, of it is
ccisi m d every year. A sr*ai iacr^sf*
ordecreese in the aunua? crop of wheat
mafc?-s all the difference in tbf
world, Jtfatths miss of gold and silver
is the accumulation of centuri'?.
Some of the g.-ld we are usId* do*,
howtvtr ofien it has been reccing', exis'td
probdtbly'iu tfte d<*ys of S>)!ocnon
or me '.'naraoos?as a i. eauua-ti auuit.sonstotbis
enormous mass are c^'juparativtly
unimportant. Thai 13 likewise
the answer to another very common
question, namely, that our prtsent
diffl juNes will b* augmented by
the iDcrraoiDg output of gold tn Soutti
Africa. Xo doubt thf-y are incre;is!og
every year. I hope they will co.itiuu?to
increase, but uule.<s tney do so io
proportions of which 1 do no'; s^e auj
prospect, they will be absolutely iusufficientto
redress the mischief which is
going: on at present. Again, t hear it
said that if you did this you would be
making the fortunes of the owners of
silver mines in Mexico, in America and
in other places of the world. Well,
perhaps you would, but would any one
of you refuse to receive golo. for anv
reason sucb as that? I know a gentleman
now in London who is said to
have made a fortune of many millions
within tfce-Iast few years front the gold
min^s of South Africa. Well, you welcome
all that he can send you.
"Why should you refuse the stiver?
Do we starve or fretze'curselves iu
winter to prevent the owne::s of coal
mines from Deetjmiog rick? r.It Is realIj^quite
the weakest and the silliest of
all the arguments I knew. There is
another, I admit, which is deserving of
much mar#serious attention We are
thA ffreatest' creditor' nation in the
world./; W.by. should we take payment
for our debts In what Is the least valuable
metal? My reply is this: If bl
inetailists are ri&ht, there can be no
such thing as a cheaper or dearer
metal. Their relative value will re- main
stable.aud each of them, will perform
a|l-the 'functions of tae. Other.
What inay-^ppen. quite1 possibly, is
this, -l^ere may be some increase in
pti?es,'and as we receive payment forour
foreign debt ia produce from other
countries we may get somthinj? less of
produce'than-we got before.. But look
at the'otlier' side of the picture for a
moment. Is it just, is it wise, for the'
creditor to push his debtor into such a
:corner as we are doing now by monetary
changes which have enormously
incrased the burden of Ms-debt? I do
not cafe-whether it.is an individual, or
wnetneruc is a nawoD, ass*. onem
both the same question.*
THE LOAVES AND FISHES;
The Offlctsihe L? gialatnre Will FIJI and
. the Candidates.
* The Columbia Register .says the next
Legislature'' will fill a numosr of important
offices^ and the election will furnish
something for the members of the General
Assembly to De thinking over before
they go to Columbia.
The first add mosi important of all the
office* is tfcat of United Statts Ssnator.
Oi -course Governor Tillm?n will be
elected with pracically no opposition
acdj-wiH take his seat in the uauea
Senate on ifae 4 h of March,. 1895.
T?ie terms of (ffice of Jadae Fraser,
or ihe/Third Judicial Circuit, and_ Judge-.
Nortou, of tbe Eighth Circuit, will expire.earl
y next year and the Legislature
wfll^ave to elect successors. ? Great in^er?ft
will ba mani&sted'in who will fill
thes^ places. [ t
, I^i8 pre?umed'that Jagde Fraser wLI
he. a^ candidate for re-election. The only
other ' man mentioned as a candidate
f< r the same position is Attorney General;
Buchanan, and It he wants the
V.n,i!l /? > If XTm id
rr LiX g .|i ku* uv m
the brightest lawyer of his ase in the
$!&'* and has successfully coped witb
.men cf many more years of. experience
and age. He' has been the legal back
bone of th^ State administration in its
. Judge Norton will be a candidate to
succeed himself and his friends will make
a hard fight to keep him on the bench
Several able men have been mention* d
a$ opponents of Judge Norton, but it )<
not positively known whether thev ?J.!i
be in the race. Col. Joseph H. Earle,
of Greenville, ex-Attorney General, is
one of the mc^t mentioned, and Representative
uBr^z-ial?, of Anderson, is
another/ Mr." Breazeale was intrusl&d
with the difficult task Df completing the
codification of the laws of the State and
.did his work thoroughly and satisfactoriWith
General Buchanan on the bench
tka nihrvo rvf \ ttnrr-OTT rjAn^ral Wftnl ^ hf?
left vacant and ibe Legislature wcuid
have to fill the vacancy.'- Anticipating
that there will be a'vacancy several persons
have bean spoken of as-'successors
to Mr. Buchanan. Assistant Attorney
General Barbtr will be put m the field
by his friends. H:s familiarity with the
work of the office and his ability as n
lawyer will aive h:m a stronz lead over
;>tber candidates. Senator 0. C. Jor
dan, oi Aiken, is prominently spoken ol
for Attorney General and would have a
strong backing. It would be a close
race between'Mes3Ys. Barber and Jordan.
The Legislature elects the Superintendent
ot th^ PeDitentiarv. Taere is no
doubfc but what Col. VV. A. Neal will
socieed himse^. He has made bimstlf
indispensable to the-State in that posi
dod and no Lsgitlature could afford to
defeat him. It is doubtful if there will
b'e a'candidate against Dim. n:s iu>aity
'to the Rsforc movement is a proverb
and is the admiration of all Reformers.
Tne R-jgister' mentioned a fev d?.ys
ago that R. M. McCowu, the well
known.young Reformer of Florence,
wcaid.be a candidate for Clerk of the
Senate, and would probably Dot have
opposition. Since that statement was
made it is said that ex-Sanator Hempbill,
of Abbeville, will be a candidate.
He will t-e a bard man to beat. W. C.
I If WiW, CA'XV3^lc?uvau<yv>
| is a]so said to b? a candidate.
.fcVr Clerk of the House it is supposed
?hat ..Clerk G*ay will be a caodidale for
.re-slretion. R:V. J, A. Sligb is also
mentioned.-S,:v4rtil others have been
Spoken of bo; it is not" known whether
they will be in the race.
For reading Clerk of the Senate the
illustrious Collards Caughman, of Lfx?OgtOD,
whose sonorou3 voice has ruug
for four jears in the ears of honorable
Senators, will go the, way of all those
who can't get vote? pncugh. j Toere are"
no openly avowed cabdklates for that
place yet but Collards is doomed.
?.Rtadiog Clerk Withers, of the House-,
will likely be a candidate to 'succeed
himself and will stand a 5ne" chance of
Killed by a Shark. .
Mobile, Ala!, Oct 4?Pilot Ei Alien
reports that yesterday two sailors attempted
to desert the ship Evarest in
the lower bay by swimming to a skiff
tied to a lighter at some distance from
'the ship. Before they reached the
skiff, ho wever, a shark seized one of
the men and with a shriek he disappeared
beneath the wave3. The other
man reached the skiff and escaped to j
l the shore.
riJE TERRIBLE TEMPEST.
loss of life and froper^v in little
Th A?\lain nva The P Bi eotury B*dly
Wricked kd(1 4. v< ral I Killed,
L.>M?or $1^000 000 will $1,500 I ami-,
Little Rock, O-fc. 3.?News from
tha Arkansas State Joanne asylum at.
no early hour lhi3 morning confirmed
?k$?. ieports concerning damac^
ant:e ro that institution by thi ruroado
"*hich caused deviation and desth id
'.his ciry, list evening. All the male
department and annex was rrz^d to
the ground, four floors falling: in mass.
Dr. In gale, formerly of Mobile, Ala.,
and two patients were instantly billed,
akd four ocher parents seriously and
perhaps fatally injured. D-struction
in the residence part of the city in the
vicmity of the peoit>ntiary is very
great. State Senator Vast's daughter,
who lived in that neighborhood, was
injured by a falling roof. State Engineer
Egglestou'd house in the same
neighbjrhood was unroofed. Thomas
Warner's house was demolished and
a two story tenement on W^st Third
street, near the penitentiary, and P?ter
English's twostorv house were
wrecked. Tte DeBrill house, one of
the oldest buildings in the city, located
at Markhani street and Broadway was
demolished. Young's grocery was unroofel
and a boarding house at Second
stieet was blown dowo, but no one
was iDjured. The Presbyterian Church
at Fouith and State streets, was unroofed.
Abraham O'.lenhimer's residence
was wrecked. Damage to residence
property in West Ead will exceed
?500,000. The name ot the convict
billed at the penitentiary Is GrifliQ.
Two guards. Smith and Witt, were
badly injured and seven trusty prisoners
were seriously hurt. Property
loss to the State is $30 000.
The storm came from the Southwestand
sweot nearly everything In its
path. Pedestrians and teamsters hastily
sought placei ot safety but the
velocity of the wind was terrible and
the list of injured will be very large.
?1 " ?^ imaha ^AftOft/1
J&OOI3, Bigua auu l.iccs woic iuoocu
about like paper. The path of the tornado
was not more than 200 yards wide
and its coarse was zigzag. Its dura*
tion was not over three minutes,
thotfgh rain continued to pour in torrents
afterward for an dour. The
damage caused by the tornado will undoubtedly
A most miraculous thing occurred at
Fourth and Martin streets. A carpenter
named Clark, with his wife and
baby, were occupying a room in the
house when the storm struck it, blowing
the roof from off their heads, and
tearing away the walls around them,
leavidg the inmates untouched and unharmed
in the center of the floor.
, The instruments of the weather forecaster
here were blown away. The insane
asylum authorities report the following
patients 'missing: Percy Jones,
Dennis Callahan, James McPeters,
William M. Miller, William Surratt,
Joseph W. Johnson, and George W.
Ackerman. Thousandj of people have
gone to the asylum, where a large force
cl? man ie- -at?frOiKr~remij"vTu"ig" CPfS itebrls.
The destruction on East Markham
otMQt /.rtnorinfffnnr hlnnks. aloocr which I
the wholesalers are located, is even
greater than first reported. .
Oat of a total loss of a million dollars
or more the only insurance held
by the sufferers amounts to about
$2,003. Of that amounf a plate glass
insurance company of New York holds
policies snminting to 81,800. Tbe remaining
3600 was against losses by cyclone
It was at the icsane asylum wtera
the moss complete wreck was to be
seen. The buiidinsrs ouiltby the State
at a cost.ot S300 00C are located on a
prominence turee m;leS west of the
business por ion of tue city and offered
a t-pieudW target for the fury of
tbe s^orm. Besides the destruction
wrought ia the main building the east
wall of the male ward was completely
torn away. Wards 1, 3.5 and 7 are ac
total wreck. The roof is blown off and
debris has been found hal.? a mile east.
Pandemonium reigned atter thefury of
nhe storm had been spent; The cells in
the south wing were.occupied by inmates
at the time. Abous fifteen escaped,
but all bat seven were recaptured.
Thpi third storv and the efast wall of
the second story of the penitentiary
were blown down and are lying between
it and tie hou3e, a vast mass of
brick aad mortar. Tie west wall was
cracked at the floor and inclined to tbe
east about forty-five degrees.: It was
in this bntfdin? where the..bnly death
occurred. J. F. Griffith, a white man
sent up from CI iy county for incest,,
was descendicg tne stairway from the
third story when, the wall caved in and
buried him under t&e debris^ Ei8 remains,
badly mangled, were removed
from ihe ruins this morning.
The heaviest losers by the storm are:
S-ar.e insane asylum, S100.000; penitentiary,
830,000, property of tne State;
Dlfekinson hardware Co.,82,500; Dudley
E. Jones & Co., 84,000; fci. H. R jttaken,
815,000; G. F. Baucuin, 820,000; J. H.
McCartny, S8 0G0;Louis Volmer, 85,000;
lialpti Gooarica, 85,000; A. Lofton,
- - " -? " c>C% a HAA.
82(000; Mis. U. r. iteamoou, wi.uw;
Capital. Hotel, S2,000; Saac Rudolpn &
Co., 85,000; ArKaosas Stable, 82,000;
Beii Telephone Co, 82,000; Ellenbergen,
84,000; Arkansas Carpet au<3 Furniture
Co., 820.000;Little Rock Teutand Awnlog
82.000; Wilson & Webb, sta;lun?-ry
company, S15.000; W* H. Homaon,
82,000; J. W. BiddmaD.Sl.oOO.
Several ot.bers sustained losses ranging
iroaa S5G0 to 81,000. Fully 200 dozens
escaped deatn in a most miraculous
manner. Telegrams from all secrirwr.o
of t.h^nnti nr.rv offtjrinsr assistance
were received by Mayor Hall today.
A.11 the injured, with few evceptions
are doing nicely.
from an eye witness.
Memphis, Oct. 3.?Charles Joseph, a
railroad man of Memphis, w&s in Little
Rock isst night daring the cyclone.
"I was standing on ths corner of
Main * and Third streets," said he
'aboi.t 7:30 o'clock, when I heard an
awful no.se and roaring. It was unlike
uny ordinary sound. In a moment
there was a burst of wind and 1 ran
across the street into a stairway*
"Like lightning the storm burst mall
its fury. The rear of the building in
which I stood was torn away. Across
the street I saw a telegraph pole torn to
pieces. A horse and buggy stood near
the sidewalk. They were blown across
the. pavement and slammed against the
i side ot a wall. Main street, from Third
to Markham, was torn to pieces ana
filled with deoris. On Markham street,
opposite the State building, several
houses were unroufed. Down Markham
street, east, the wind tore off
roofs of houses and tore down many
others as far as Rock street, a distance
of half a mile. This is the heart of the
business portion of Little Bock.
"After two minutes the wind ceased
and then the rain fell in torrents. I
walked out into the street and moved
up toward Markham street. All of the
electric light wires were blown down
and the city was in darkness. - Mark-'
ham ffceeet^om the Allls block to
Rock street, was filled with torn timber?,
fallen walls, broken class and
otner material Tbe wbole city was In
confusion and every one seemed to
have lost his head.
"At 10 o'clok, I crossed tbe river iato
Argent* and the residents of tbat town
kntw nothing of the cyclone."
THE COLOR LINE DRAWN.
An UoTisual laclcUnt In ths C.urt
Columbia, S. C., 0;t. 4.?An Incident.
much out of the ordinary o :cur!
rt-cl ju the Court ot General Sessions
ve??rerd<i}. It whs whiii? tne case of
Ei. Gretu aid Jonn Brown, colored,
chsrg9d with breaking into and robbing
a railroad car, was being tried. The defendants
were represented by John McMaster.
Tne testimony was that the
stolen goods had been found in the possession
of the prisoners, bat Green
proved an alibi by three witnesses.
The jury in charge of the case had
for its fore mm J. F^ank Smith and
there was one colored juror, Tobias
Derrick. The jury was in its room for
some time and finally-reporced that it
was unabla to agree upon a verdict.
Judge Benet asked tbe foreman of the
jury what was the trouble that a verdict
could not be arrived at. Mr. Smith
stated that the colored member of the
jury bad dra vn the color line and was
the only juror who stood for the acquittal
of the prisoners, all the others being
In favor of a verdict of guilty.
Judge Benet became somewhat
aroused at this and madeafewremar&s,
tbe substance of which were aa folio ns:
"If such conduct is indulged in it
will necessarily iead to the Jury Commissioners
excluding colored people
from acting as jurors, which they have
a perfect riaht to do under the law.
The law requires that the names in a
jury box snail be of men qualified to
serve as jurors. No colored man is
qualified to serve as a juror who will
allow himself to decide a cue on a
color line. Without saying a word as
to tbe guilt or innocence of the parties
in this case, it is a gr*at misfortune,
oarkAAiolIn in rhfl 4 ntoriiflf nf aaIapaH rtOA.
1U VUV ??WV*WW VA VUiWiW I^wv
pie, that a colored man should refuse to
agree to a verdict because the party is
a negro and be is one himself. There
is no principle of justice in a matter
like that and such action would justify
Commissioners in excluding all colored
men's from the box. 1 can assure the
colored people on my own responsibility
that in my long residence of twenty-six
years in this State and my experience
as a lawyer and a judge, white
men 999 cases out of 1,000 give colored
prisoners full justice."
J u3 ge Benet went on to say that he
had known of lawyers paying the expenses
of cases for negroes and spending
hundreds of dollars for poor color
ed men and that there was not a ahado w
of reason for the action of the colored
jaror. He said that there were colored
men on the panel who where capable
of acting as jurors and who had acted
fairly and whithout prejudice.
In conclusion be said: "Mr. Clerk,
you will excuse tbe juror and strike
his name from the roll."
Attorney McMaster stated to the
court that so far as tbe testimony was
concerned be thought Derrick bad acted
xiffht. -gtt dirt nnr. had occurred
in the jury room.- /
Later in the day Derrick went to
Judge Benet and said that he had not
raised the color line in the jury room.
He had simply insisted upon tbe aoquittal
of Green, who, he felt satitfied
was innocent. He had voted, he paid,
for the conviction of Brown. J udge
Benet accepted tbe statement, remarkinor
that, riflrripfe was aDnarentiv xlncere
In what he said.
Judge Benet stated that if he had
known that Foreman Smith was going
to speak of tbs color line he would not
have allowed him to talK.
A mis rial was ordered in the case
and Juoge Benet ordered that it be
tried agiiu today. Attorney McMuter
had bench warrents, taken out. for
William Saeppard, W. H. Richter,
George Cannon and Frank Robinson,
witnesses the defense, who had not
appeared at the trial.
Drowsed In ? Watersponr.
Galveston, Texas, Oct. 4.?Captain
Herbert of the schooner yacht Puritan,
arrived here today from Pepper
Grove Bay.' He says: "A wafcerepout
which tormed yesterday in Bolivar Channel,
passed over the bay about 11
o'clock. I was coming do *n the bay
with a moderate breeze, when suddenly
I siv a huge cloud which appeared to
ex^eaded tcotn tne eurrace 01 we wa?r,
hit h up into the heavens. It was about
thiee. hundred feet in diameter. Instantly,
I realized the danger and changed
tbe Puri'aa's course so as to get out of
the way of tbe funnel-shaped terror. Oj
came the waterspout, hissing and roaring
and scattering the spray in every
direction. Captain J^u^han of the t-loop
K-ite was in a skiff fishine: for oyeters
when the waterspout came tearing up
tbe bay. He was directly in its path. He
wa3 Lfced out ot the skiff and carried up
by the spout. This was the last seen ol
him, and the supposition is that hs was
drowned. Several boats were capsizsd."
Used a Lub.
. Courtland, Ala., Sept. 28.?Abe
Abrahams, a promlneat marchaur, was
publicly co winded here today by Miss
Lucille Doss, daughter of Peter l)os%
Sr., proprietor of the Doss Hotel. It Is
said tbat Abrahams made a disparaging
remarK about Mis3 Dos?, which
reached her ears. The young woman
armed herself with a cowhide and pro />
mi7a h??r aii^cAd defamer a
V/CQUVU w ^11 v Mva.
Hogging, wblch brought streams oi
blood with every blow and made him
beg for mercy. Abrahams was also
attacked by a brother of the young
lady aod would have been killed, but
for tbe interference of the thief of police
who arrested ail parties.
Silver tbe Supreme Issaei
Columbus,0., Oct. 3?There was issued
from the Democratic State executive
headquarters to-day and address to
the voters of Obio, ia which it is declared
tbat the restoration of silver to
free coinage is the supreme issue before
tbe people. In tbe national contest
tw<r years ago, tbe address states, the
fiwhf. whs mane bv tbe Democracy for
tariff reform and silver restoration.
| The former was ttie overshadowing
Issue theD, but ttie McKtnly tariff law
being now repealed,! the silver coinage
question has become paramount,
ine address is voluminous and in
twenty-one divisions, and argues in
favor of the abandonment of the
single gold standard and the return to
free coinage of silver. In the closing
paragraphs the address declares
that if tne present monetary conditions
continue there will be little relief to
the country from its present Industrial
and commercial def ression, whether
we have high tariffs or low tariffs. It
appeals to all voters to unite in cactlng
tJbeir ballots so that no matter which
party secures the ascendancy In the
i nerf. Conaress will be compelled to ab
andon the currency contracting policy
of the last twenty years and given the
country free silver, The address is signed
by Allen W. Thurman and William
A. Taylor, chairman and secretary, re1
spectively, of the committee.
WILL HOLD NO CONVENTION.
TLta ! thp Decision of Rtpubl'c.n
Columbia, Oct. 3.?The Republican
State Executive Committee wrangled
for live or s:x hours yesterday afternoon
and decided not to call a State
convention: Many of the members
wt-re In favor of calling a convention
and putting out, a ticfcet, but they were
It was the largest meeting of the
committee la years. The committee Is
composed of twentv-flve numbers
three from each Congressional Disfric1",
two from the Sta'e-'U-large and the
chairman and vice chairman.
Chaigman Webster presided and
among the most/ prominent of The
goats on hand were the following: E.
M. Bfaytun, Bob Smalls, E. H. Deas,
T. B. Johnson, Fred Nix, Fordham, G.
W. Murray R. R. Talbert of Abbervllle,
W. E. Bovfcin of Camdea, J. C.
Whltaker and Z E. Walker of Sumter,
W. F;%Meyers of Colleton, E 1) Littlej
)hn ^'nd B. F. Means of Sparunburg.
A total of twenty-two men were present,
irv^ludicg several represented by
Tne discussion on 'the calling of a
State convention lasted a long time
and was warm, as Republican debates
always are. The decision reached is
toll of above.
Tte committee next turned its attention!^
the (Congressional fights and recommended
that nominees be put in
the fieici in every Congressional District.
The Fifth and Sixth Districts
are the only ones in which nothing has
been done about calling a convention
to nominate candidates. ThiS'Will be
Hnrfl or\H *thfl 1? vofln Httq /VtmmlffiiA
ujuu nuu uuu iJAWUiiTS wui
will see to it, The plan of the Republicans
ia the Congressional fights is tbe
same as was seDt oat in a circular by
Chairman Webster a few weeks ago.
Nominees are to be pat up in every
dist rict and the name of every Republlcan
who offers to vote and is not allowed
to do so because he does not have a
registration ticket will be taken down.
Tbe expectation is that there will be a
Rnpaoiican Congrea3 next year. The
Republican nominees wiJl use the registration
laws aod failure of their men
to vote as a basis for contests ia the
The committee sat down on Brayton
in great shape, endorsing the candidacy
of T. B. Johnson in the Seventh District,
by the passage of the following
"While regretting the condition that
confronts us in the Seventh Congressional
District in the candidacy of Col.
T. B. Johnson and Hon. E. M. Brayton,
it is the sense of this committee,
from the facts presented to them, that
Col. T. B. Johnson is entitled to the
support of the Republicans of
said District as there gular
nominee of the party and as
such we endorse and commend him to
tbe loyal Bepublicans of tbe district,"
Bray ton made a fight against the resolution
but be bad only six men to
back him. In some manner Webster ,
and Johnson M-. che State Executive
Committer pi u against Brayton.
^Brayton, it will be remembered, carried
tbe contest before the Republican
National Congressional Committee and
they decided that Johnson was a bolter
and <">?at Brayton was entitled to Bepufci'jan
support. Johnson says he
made no enure to meet tbe contest before
tbat committee because Brayton is
a member of it and the committee was ;
Dacked acainut him (Johnson). It will
thus be seen that both Brayton and .
Johnson will be in the race to the end
In the Seventh one having the endorsement
of the National Committee and
the other that of the Slate Executive i
The row between Murray and Smalls,
in the new First District, was submit- ,
ted to the national committed some
time ago and IS decided in favor of '
Murray. Smalls thereupon withdrew
from the race and there is only one
Republican candidate in that district. ,
One of the last things done by the .
committee was to decide to make a .
strong fi?ht at the ballot box In the
November election against the Constitutional
convention, and a resolution
was adopted calling on the white people
of the State who are opposed to the
convention to aid the Republicans in
"RT? A VTAV PAWnWWG TT
Brayton s'rongly condemns the ac
tlon of the Republican State Executive
Committee in refusing to call a State
convention. The motive for this action
was a desire, he says, to prevent the
election of a new State Executive Committee
and of County Chairman as is
required by the rules of the party and
Its effect is to deprive the party of any
rightful and legal orgauiz ition as the
tenua of these party officials expires by
limitation. He also considered the State
committee derelict tn not outlining a
policy for the party in the approaching
In regard to the endorsement of
T. B. Johnson's candidacy for Congress
in the Seventh District Brayton speaks
with contempt of the conrse of
the committee and claims it was
brought about by the "''basest and
most corrupt methods and to destroy
the chaDce of Republican success. The
following protest wa3 filed by thos-i repudiating
the action of the committee:
M We the undersigned memoers of the
Republican State Executive Commit
tee of South Carolina protest ag dnst
the right or authority of the committee
to consider or act on the question of
the Republican nominee in the Seventh
Congrtssional District in this
State, tor the reason that the matter
has already been determined by the
National Congressional Committee
which has duly considered the case and
declared J?. M. JBrayton the legal and
regular nominee of the party, and because
the State Executive Committee
has no jurisdiction in the primaries,and
in sedition the milter was brouzht up
without previous notice or intimation
that it would be taken up and acted on
without proof beiog considered by the
"fte therefore protest against the
interference and decision of the com
mittee as unautnorizeo, luegai ana
void. "E. M. Brayton,
"G-. VV. Murray,
44 vv. F. Myers,
"E. j. Dickerson,
"J. F. Lopez,
44 T f IUTT T fp
R. R. Tolbert, Jr., and B. H. Means
also refused to voie with the majority,
Hartford, Conn., Oct. 3.?Raturns
from all except two oat of 164 towns
in this State that held local elections on
Monday show a Republican pain of
twenty-three towns. The majorities
are not complete yet, but indicate a
Republican majority sufficient to elect
the Governor without the election being
thrown into the Legislature at the
"A Strange Coincidence. '
Washington, Oct. 3? By a stange
coincidence Charles EL Doing, who was
a jail guard thirteen years ago, and
who permitted Capt. W. H. Howgate
to es:ape, was reappointed to his old
position last Saturday, a few days after
Howgate's recapture in New York.
Today the judge of the District Conrt
conferred with Warden Leonard of the
jail, and as a result Doing was relieved
MEN WHO WILL MANAGETHE COWING
Appo n'meatfl 31-do bf G-.ve uo?* Tillman?Repcbl!c*t
s Get lu?Will Have
lo Take Their Chances VT th Honest
Columbia, S. C., 0it. 5.?Governor
Tillman has appointed tbe election
commissioners for all tbe counties excopt
Charleston, DarliDgtop, Georgetown
and Barnwell, and they will be
appointed today. The list is as iollowe:
Federal?John R. Bulloclr, Greenwood;
J. F. Gilbert, Abbeville; F. A.
Cook, Troy. State?G. H. Moor<?, Abbeville;
B. A. Boyd, Mt. Carmel; A.. J.
State?G. C. Moseley, Aiken; J. W.
Dunbar, Beech Island; E. SI. Sawyer,
Monetta. Federal?D. H. Wide, Aiken;
W. E. Arthur, Granitevlllf; Batler
Federal?v.. H. GlenD, Anderson;
James G. Y ey, Anderson; W. T. McGregor,
Aa_ rson. State?S. N. Browne,
AndersoD; J^mes R. Anderson, Aaderson;
H. H. Gray, Anderson.
State?T. F. Walab, B-auforf; W.N
Barnes, Bluff con; C. A. Paul, Port Royal
Federal?C. S. Jounson, Beaufort;
J. B, Walker, Port Royal; H. H. Por
State?John S. Withers, Chester; W.
C. Hicklln, Hicfclin; J. A. flood, Chester.
Federal?J. G. L. White, Chester;
S. M. McAfee, Wise; John O. Darby,
State?M. F. Jackson, Mt. Croghan;
W. 1>. Crate, Chesterfield; P. H. Brock,
Cheraw. Federal?J. E. S^well, McKay's;
W. P. McKasklll, JtffersoD; E.
F. Molloy, Chesterfield.
Federal?H. W. Ackerman, Cottageville;
C. W. Jaques, Cottageville; D. fl.
Behre, Walterboro. State?C. D. Rice,
Walterboro; J. D. Blvins, Walterboro;
C. J. Allen; Walterboro.
State?B. A. JohnsoD, Manning; S.
W. Mcintosh, Workman; A. J. RichKftnCf
Piinl T?n^nrot T.rMiio A n.
UUUi VsJV. JL. BUI* J, VAiOlOI U /UIO
pelt, Manning;J.C. Johnson, Manning;
J. M. Bar wick, Pine wood.
Federal?R. S. Smith, Florence; J. E.
Pettigrew, Florence; L. A. McCall, Jr., i
Florence. State?W. F. Clayton. Florence;
G. C. Ficklea, Hymans; James
State?N". C. Dacas, W. M. Bramlette,
Jos. A. McCullough. Federal?R. Y. 1
Hellams, A. M. RunioB, J. H. Donald.
State?J. W. Lyles, Strothers; Hayne
McMeekin, WlnDSboro; S. H. Terrace, j
White Oak. Federal?3. S. Ford, Mitford;
J". M. Galloway, White Oak; R.A. j
Means, Ridge way.
State? ?iiaurensfJ.O. n
McOlellao, R?no; A. C. Owen, Power.
Federal?s. W. .Lowe, uross urn; u. w.
Culberson, Efcom; W. L. Cunningham,
State?J. S. Floyd, 0. J. "Walker, A.
P. Hunt. Federal?J. J. Keitb, G. M.
Cothran, J. M. Whitmire. i
Federal?J. H. Claffy, Orangeburg;
J. H. Eaaterllng, S. P. Fox worth. State
?G. B. KlttrelJ, Charles A. Stroman, S.
C. Kennedy, Kovesviile.
State?J. J. Herd, Sr., Pickens; W.F.
Joanson, Central; W. A. Hamilton,
Eisley. Federal?W. N. Hughes, Daeusville;
H. C. Shirley, Liberty; L. R.
r w vrxT/i'nAvr
U JL UJ.1
State?D. M. Crosson, Leesville; J.H.
Counts, Irmo; C. W. Caujrhman, Lexington
. Federal?Isaiah Haiti w anger,
Lexington; S. J. Clark, Chapin; J. S.
State?J. S. Yerner.Columdia; L. H.
Seay, Killians; R. E. Blakeley, Columbia.
Federal?N. K. Perry, Columbia;
T. H. Roberts, Hopkins; P. B. McCoy,
State--B. B. Bishop,Spaitanburg;A.
C. Johnson, New Prospect; E. L. Wll
lis, Golightly. Federal?J. Jtl. Hale,
Fair Forest; William Tbomas, Glen
dale; L. D. Bonner, Gocner.
State?J. D. Montgomery,Marion; J.
B. Middleton, Marion; J. C. Mason,
Marion. Federal?H. 1. Gasque, R. P.
Porter, B. F. Elliott, Marion.
State?T. s. Jiivans, rjeuneu?v*uc; o.
N. Drake, Drake'sj'W. P. CovingtoD,
BeDnetrsvilie. Federal?L. J. Breedeo,
R. E. TownseDd, Bennttsvllle; W. B.
State?T. S. Cease, Newberry; P. G.
Coon, Vaoghnvillus G. A. Mills,Slighs.
Federal?A. E. P. Bedenbaugb, Newperry;
W. C. Sll?b, Jalaps; John B.
State?J. P. Pritchard,J. E. Rivers,
T. A. Hamilton, Hamptoo. Federal?
B. H. Tbeus, Seminole; Preston PhilUps,
Gray's;R. J. Rivers, Crockettville.
State?J. R. Drakeford, G. L. Dickson,
Camden, H. T. JohDsoD, Abney.
Federal?W. T. Russell, Westville; H.
w UooH anrt T TT .Tnnps flamdan.
State?R. J. Flynn, W. J. Biker, R.
M. Kirk, Lancaster. Federal?R. C.
Crockett, J. T. Marshall, D. L. Adams,
State?\. W. Giltnore, Santuc; T. K.
Foster, Union; H. P. Murphy, Cross
Keys. Federal?P. H. Peter, Carlisle;
J. L. Walker, Sunny Side; W. H. Gault,
State?J. A. Green, Like City; J. J.
M. Graham, Jr., Camp Ridge; W. 0.
BryaD, Gourdine. Federal?William
Cooper, Cooper's: W. W. Kennedy, Sm*
ay Level; W. R. Slngletary, Scranton.
State?R. J. Riggins, J. B. GordoD,
W. W. Miller. Federal?J. J. Waters,
R. M. Carroll, W. J. Davis.
State?J. E. DuPre, E. G. Goodman,
K. E. Welis. Federal?D. E.
Keels, R. M. Pitts, S. Nash.
State?J. ?5. Davis, Ed. Folk, S. B
Mays, Edgefield. Federal?E. R. Steadman,
Mount Willing; A. J. Norris,
Edgefield; John Miller, Trenton.
State?R. H. Sweeney, Summerville;
A.R. Dennis, McBeth; Ellas Whilden,
Mount Pleasant. Federal?J. S. Hart,
Mount Pleasant; J. H. Schultz, Mount
Jfieasant; w. x. jony, mocua vA?ru?.
State?J. M. Dermott, Con way; J. D.
West, Socastee; M. A. Dusenberry;
Toddsville. Federal?R. D. Scarborough,
J. A. Lewis, Conway; J. E.
| THE POLICEMEN ROASTED.
I L-.wyer G ff K'eps Tbti% SlzzUns Without
New YoiiK.Cht. 3.?These who were!
fortunate enough to gain admittance I
to the sessions of the Lexo^r iavestiga-1
tion committee today wisnessed two!
scenfs decidedly dram^ical in their!
nature, ulrs. Urctilitei. the Rus* |
sian woman who, almost a j
stranger in the country, running
a smaii c'trar store, was arrwtea on tne j
charge of keeping a disorder'? house j
a&d kept ia j ail many mcn:u.-, "treated }
as tffen the Cz*r of Rossi? w >uld not i
treat an American," according to i.
Chief Council Goff, was ylaced on the
witness stand. She alleged that ber
arrest was clue to her refusal to pay
$50 to the police. Testimony c-f the
witness remained unsha&en, nut the
officers who tried to t-xplain the story
could not agree as to the wav the thing
happened. Mrs. Urchittel's children
are stiil in the orphan asylum ar.d the
lamentations and the apparent mental
suffering of tue woman"eJ:ciieds?mp^thy
from all those who witnessed her
examination. Steps will be taken to
recover her children for her without
loss of time.
During her examination in the court
room, she caught sight of Offi cer Hussey.
Sbe claims that the ward man is
the author of all her woes. Excitedly
Rnrinainc on. she started and demaad
ed her children. It was with difficulty
she was pacified. Had she been able
to nndeistand the English language
and the American customs she must
have ecpyed exquisite revenue a little
later when officer Huss^y wa3 called to
the staod. He expected to be called
upon to explain away his connection
with the case, but Chief Council Goff
indulged in another of those dramatic
surprises wbich he is continually
springing upon the New York public.
Instead of revertiDjr to the events of 1
the past few months,Mc. Goff inquired,
"Now, Ha3sev, have you just threatened
to shoot a man in this co<irt
room?" The Interrogatory was answered
with a negative, but Officer 1
HUHsey grew red and white in the face 1
by turns when half a dozen witnesses :
testified that he threatened to shoot
Norbarth Pfeffer, an East side Hebrew i
employed by Mr. Goff. The witness '
nearly fainted in the court room at the i
evidence presented against him to '
show that he threatened to kill Pfeffer. <
He reached for a glass of water and i
drank it eagerly, intense silence reign
lng in the court room, members of the <
Ik*-* nil '
U'UUlLUlbitJOj yuu'jcmcu aiiu suauj(cis au.
intent upon his replies. The scene be- i
came a painful one. Htissey told Mr. i
Goff that he was under the doctor's orders,
that it would not do for him to
get excited, that it was his family he
cared for and not himself. With an
Intimation that he woull look into the
matter, Mr. GofE allowed the witnes to
One other event of unusual interest
occurred. Annie Trywsch, a young
woman who is keeping a news stand
on E ist Broad way,claimed that policeman
Lynch asked ber tbis morning if
3be paid her rent. Receiving a negative
reply, he told her that siie would i
have to pay him $5. Sbe failed to raise i
the money and he arrested her and <
took her to Essex Market, where she
PFHUt hy j
Then she came to the Lexow Commit- -,
tee with the story. <
A Large Wbl?k?y Haul.
r>r*.v Tnrr,T a C f .1 Th* hlCT i
WlitliU-AXO., u* VWM V# *MV
haul of whiskey made by Chief Consta
ble L. -Uey, in Charleston, has been ;
shipped to the State Dispensary, and arrived
here yesterday. It will be taken (
to tlae Dispensary today and in a short j
time wiil be bottled and sent out to t'ae i
County Dispensaries'. The haul was <
the largest ever made in the Slate and i
the Charleston Eveoine: Post estimates <
that it .vas worth $5,000. The Post has <
the following about the hau': 1
"The State Dispensary will not need (
to replenish its stxfc at S.ate expense J
soon. Ths constables made a baui at !
the North Eastera Depot oa Tuesday
night that will keep ths D:spsnary in
stock for awhile. Between sixty-five >
and seventy packages were taken by the '
Tv i+Kof ViOrl I
CJilStaUiCa* 1'J aO CYlUCUg buuu vuv; mmvi
been anticipating the arrival of the stcfl ]
and had a fall description ot it.' The '
packages were marked builders' bard- J
ware, tinware, tulphur, mineral water, !
becon and copperas. They were so
packed that it was impossible to guess :
their contents and were received by the
road in good faith. Tne constables, six ,
or seven o' them, were concealed around j
the depot a1! the evening locking for the j
care. They were opened after houre to J
accommodate the c^nsi^uees, as is ofcen '
done by this accommodating road, bat ]
not in secret, lor all the clerical force !
was on band. The packages were seized
after delivery to consigns e. It is estimated
that the liquor, which was in barrels,
halt-barrels, kegs and ca3gs, was (
4^ nnn Th* nnnfianated ruickases
71 Vi VU fV, VWV ^ A ~ r __j _ .
were taken to the Souh Carolina R;ad
for shipment to Co:umbia 07 Mr. Connie
Powers this m^rQioe. The coasta- ,
bled also seized forty-fjor packages oi
liquor at the S'juth Carolina aod Gsoicia
Railroad tbis moroiasr. This was sb?p
ped with other seizures to Columbia,"
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 3.?Some days
ago the State Superintendent of Educatitn
sent out circulars to the various
county school commissioners, asklna
them to investigate and report to him,
all cases of the sale of listed school
books by book dealers, above the prices
agreed upon In the publishers' contract.
The reports are now coming: in. In
Charleston, Richland and Georgetown,
the official contract prices are being
strictly adhered to. This cannot be
said of all the counties^ however. Sev-1
eral others have been heard from. T&e
status in Fairfield has been already
mentioned. jSchool Commissioner Neil
Macauley or Oconee county writes that
he knows personally of 100 or more
cases of the violotion of the contract in
the counties or Oconee and Spartanburg,
and asks in what shape he must
present the cases. He says he is able
to give the date of each violation, the
name of the bookdeaier, and the name
of the purchaser. Blacksburg also reports
violations of the contract. Letters
are coming in from the various
contract publishers. Yesterday (Sinn
& Co., D. 0. Heath & Co., and D. Appleton
A Co. were beard from, each
asking that all cases in wbicn their
books were concerned be reported to
them, and pledging their co operation
in otnnnlnor 9flX7 T7inlatinT1S nf t.hft con
?U J ?
CHASKA.Minn., Sept. 3D.?Seven persona
were drowned here last evening.
Lonls Scharf and family, who had been
attending the fair, started home at
7 o'clock. Sharf was intoxicated and
whipped his horses and furiously dashed
down the river bank, over the ferry
and Into the river. His wife, five children
and Miss Mary Rjskus, Mrs,
Scharf's sister, were drowned, as were
the horses. Scharf clung to the wagon
box and was rescued. The bodies of
Mm. Scharf and two of the children
were recovered. j
? - . ' wK ,?v'i.
! THE FLAG IN CHUfc ' '|
| PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT AMERICANS
S cr*t vry Heibari'a Iattrnettona to Admiral
C ^rpeatcr?F:vs ,U. S. Ships of War _ \.i
>n AaJ&ttc TVstem and Xiiree Mora to "* -<rN- -''v
Washington. 0 Jt. 4 ?Secretary Her- _. j
bert said today wnen asked aooutthe , 5
iteps he had "raken for the safety of ?'--,
Americans in Ch<na that about two
weeks xgo he had sent jMctea instructions
to Admiral Carp&ter, comsiiL-Qic?
the American forces in Chinese
waters, sa^estiDg to him to place
himself in communication with the ^ v
foreign fleet and cooperate with them "
by arrai'gicg ior concerted action in ,* ?%&
guardiog foreign interests entrossed to >; '^5s;heircife.
It was suggest&f that if
possible aa a^ret m *nt might be reached
for an effective distribution of ship*
in such a way that all the treaty and . - ,
oiher ports where foreign interests
tnistit be encLvncrerai should be cared
for by one cr mare ships from the
fleets with the understanding- that
they were to mutually give protection
to the citizens of all the nations entering
into the agreement.
There are at present but five American
vessels on the Asiatic station, and
though this number will ba increased
to eight by December 1st, there arc at
ipast fifteen ports where the lives of
American citizens may be endangered.
If Admiral Carpenter can secure the
cooperation of the British admiral, the
British and American ships could be
distributed in such a manner as to
protect both British and American sublets
and the British sWds would as
sist Americans and Englishmen in one
port, while the American vessels looked
after the Englishmen and Americans
The cruiser Charleston has just joined
the American fleet in Asia. Capt.
Coffin, her commanding officer, report- 3
ed by cable his arrival at Yokohama . ' >-'
Tuesday night. Her arrival in Japanese
waters makes the vessels under
Commodore Carpenter number five, the
others being the Monocacy, temporarily
the flagships, now at Tien Tsln; the
Baltimore and Concord at Chemulpo,
and the Petrel at Nagasaki. The other
three vessels which have been ordered
in the reinforce station are the York- ^
cown, now at San Francisco, the Ma2hias
at New York, and the Detroit at
Norfolk. The Yorktown will start
across the Pacific and the Machais
across the Atlantic about October 15.
The Detoit is to leave Norfolk early
oext week, stopping at Cadiz and Borne
to deliver the Columbian relics. --v
the british move. .
London, Oct. 4.?The admiralty have >sg|
ordered to proceed to Ciilaa the first ;3|
class cruiser St. George, now at Portsmouth,
and the second class cruiser, . Eolus,
from the Mediterranean squadron.
The gunboats Redbreast and
Pigeon of trie East India squadron,
have also been ordered to Chinese waters.
This action is understood to be -v|
tn accordance with the decision ot today's
cabinet council. Lord Boseberry
has gone to Dalmeny Piirk, Linlithgowshire,
and the other ministers are
returning to their several resorts in the
country whence they were "summoned;
The Exchange Telegraph Company
BaPet 'gasga >
China. The first rifle brigade-will leave
Calcutta on. October 13sh for Hong ;
Kong. The other troops Which are expected
to be dispatched include the
Northumberland fusileers, two battal- v
ions of Ghoorkas and four regiments
of Sikhs and drafts from the JPunjuab.
In an inteview today, Mr. Sinclair,
5x-British consul at Foo Chow, said that
with the exception of Li Hung
Chang's force and the army of Manchuria,
China's forces are worthless,
the profession of arms being held in
contempt. The organization is bad.
Japan, in his opinion, is bound to win,
but defeat will not endanger the Man3hu
dynasty and will probably compel ,
China to look to Europe for the lessons
Mortgaged. lor $120,000,000.
Richmond,Ya.,Oct. 2.?The general
meeting of the stockholders of the
Southern .Railway Company, held here
today, gave the officers authority to'
execute and deliver a mortgage by the
Southern Railway Company to the
Central Trust Company of New York
trnsfc.ftp rinnn and covering the rail*
road's property, privileges and franchises
of the said company, to secure
and issue of bonds in the aggregate
principal sum of $120,000,000, payable
July 1,1904, in gold coin of the United
States with interest at the rate of five
per cent, annum, payable semi-annually
in like gold coin, and also to authorize
the execution and delivery of a
mortgage and deed of trust upon parts
of the railroad property of the former
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
Rdilroad, to secure bonds for the principal
sum of S4,500,000, payable Sept.
1,1938,bearing interest ai a rate not exeeeaiDg
5 per cent per aunum,principal
on/1 int-oraof natTahlA in ,TA?d f*nin_ Of
the S120,000.000, issue of tne tirst consolidated
tivcs, 378,088,372.13 will be reserved
to take up the outstanding
mortgage and equipment ooligations
?21911,627.87, including; ?6,000,000 for
new construction afte.: the first of
January, 1896, but not more than $2,000,000
will oe issued d iring any one
year, There were Sl00,i)00,(X)0 of common
and 350,000,000 of preferred stock
represented at the meeting. %
A Minkter Killed.
Louisville, Oct. 5.?Rev. John W.
Weiker was knocked down and killed
near Corydon, Ind., ye3i.erday by David
Wheat. The later had received a letter
vornlncr him tC> thft MtintrV Oil
peril ot being "wbitecapped." He was
visited by masked mea laf-fc Sunday
ni?ht bat drove them away with a few
shot?. Yesterday Mr. Welker and ite
son Alva weat to eee Wheai and ordered
him to give them, the warning
note. Upon his rein3als a fi^hi followed '
snd ia t,;:e melee Wheat knocked the
minister down with a billet of wood and
kohstf d aim..
Iyenosha, Wis., O.Jt. 1.?Four persons
were roasted alive and two others
badly burned at the farm residence of
B. B. Pierce, in the town of Wilmot,
near the State liae, Saturday evening.
ilr. Pierce's family consisted of his
wife and threa sons, aged 25, 29, and
34 years, and a daughter aged 18 years.
All slept up stairs. The young man
nrst noticed tne nre ana leapea uuwu
3tairs. He then returned to rouse the
others of the family but perished with
his brothers and sister. The father and
mother escaped with severe burns.
Evidences ol the Storm.
Jacksonville, Fia^ Oat. 1?A special
from Key West says tiiafc fifty dead
bodies, victims of wrecks occurring on
the reefs during.the recent storm, have
been washed ashore on the islands. The
dead are evidently sailors from vessels
destroyed, although the length of time
which has elapsed since the storm has
rendered the bodies b?yond identification
through decomposition. The prob*
abilities are that many more of these
ghastly evidences of the hurricane's
fury will be brought to light In a few