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Yhe Regular Weekiy Weather and
|C'. ^ Crop Bulletin.
WHATTHECROPSARE DOING. j
What the Observers All Over the
Sfc State Report to Headquart
Iers. The information
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the condition of the weather and
crops of the State issued last week by
Section Director Bauer of the South
Carolina bereau of the United States
weather and crop service.
Another week of even high temperature,
with a mean for the week of 79
P degrees, which is 3 degrees per day
above the normal.
With a few exceptions, the rainfall
for the week was excessive over the entire
State. Heavy rains caused streams
in the upper Savannah valley to overflow
and seriously damage land crops,
while in the lower Savannah and the
Salkehatchie valleys, where from six to
over thirteen inches of rain fell, large
areas were inundated and crops in Barnwell
Ramherff. Colleton. HamDton and
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Beaufort county lowlands were severely
injured or entirely destroyed. Over
the entire State there was too much
rainy and cloudy weather, retarding or
entirely suspending fanning operations,
damaging crops, and delaying harvesting.
The average rainfall for the week
was 3.66 inches, while the -normal is
approximately 1.30 inches. The per
Icentage of possible sunshine was as low
as 10 pei cent, at places, and much below
the usual amount over the whole
State. All crops stand in imperative
need of clear, dry weather.
Young com seems to be doing nicely,
but old com is sprouting and rotting in
the shuck; it is too wet to house it.
Fodder continues to be damaged as it is
Bofl-oKiri nr snr) rottinc on the
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Cotton suffered severely during the
^eek; some boll worms noted in several
counties: too wet generally to pick cotton,
and open cotton is sprouting,
vwule ripe bolls are rotting; the plant
continues to shed its leaves and , uit.
Cotton was blown down and suffered
from inundation over the southeastern
Rice was materially damaged in Col">
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ter, but upland rice is doing nicely.
Rice harvest is delayed.
Sweet potatees, sngar cane-and peanuts
are doing well. Pea vines have a
rank growth, but need sunshine for
curing. Haying is awaiting clear
weather; a large crop of hay will be cut
ifrthe weather permits saving it. It is
too .wet for turnips generally, but fall
nroV^oric nocfm-os onr! are making
EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENTS REPORTS
Abbeville.Link: A" week of heavy
rains; all crops on water courses have
been overflowed and about destroyed;
wet weather causing open cotton to
- sprout, and ripe bolls to rot; everything
looks gloomy.?R. F. Morris.
Aiken?Windsor: It has rained all
the week" but two days: cotton sprouting
an<} rotting badly, cannot make a
full <jrop; great deal of fodder has been
lo^fa*?B. B. Hightower.
v^^iidersop.?Holland: It has been
e- K raining now abont a week and farmers
are having a hard time saving their fodder,
hay, peavines, etc.; cotton is still
doing well, except that some is rotting
in the bolls.?Dr. J. W. Earle.
\ - Bamberg.?Bamberg: Rainy and
cloudy weather; cotton sprouting in the
bolls; open weather and sunshine needliowAofinr
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doing very well.?W. S. Bamberg.
Barnwell.?Black ville: The past week
of almost continuous rain has been one
of steady, unqualified deterioration,
greater degree in some localities than
in others, and involving nearly every
farm product; corn blown down or submurged
in low places, rotting in the
shuck where standing; cotton beaten
into the furrow or rotting- in the boll,
witE all young fruit sheaed off.?E. S.
Beaufort.?Bluff ton: Great storm on
30-31st; houses blown down, roofs off,
an? nearly all damaged to some extent;
corn is on the ground in mud and * water;
cotton whipt to pieces, not much
left except stalk"; rice covered with wa
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fall of water, 8 inches in 12 hours?Jno
Berkeley.?Annieville: Eain ruined
cotton and fodder; scarcely any fodder
^ has been saved; open cotton rotting in
I v*~^- the bolls.?Or. W. Whaley.
week of excessive precipitation and
largely deficient sunshine; farming
operations far behind their usual, routine;
rice harvest much delayed on account
of frequent rains; sea island cotton
still shedding badly; tops all in
P bloom with no prospect of a top crop;
hav K&rvpsfc at a standstill awaiting drv
ness.?L. N. Jesunofsky.*
Cherokee.?Gaffney: Fodder is being
pulled but too much rain to save it;
cotton opening but is rotting in the
bolls.?B. F. Camp.
disastrous week for the eotton crop;
much complaint of cotton rotting after
opening; no blooms to be seen; very
little picked yet; more fodder damaged;
peas and potatoes seem to be doing well.
?George W. Spencer.
Clarendon.?Alcolu: It has been
rainy and cloudy all the week; cotton
shedding all the top crop, and the bot.
torn bolls are rotting; all fodder that
was pulled is of poor quality; cane and
rice doing well.?Elias 1). Hodge.
Colleton?"White Hall: Weather this
week has been most disastrous to rice,
corn and all crops save potatoes; corn
broken down and land saturated; rice
inundated by freshet; many breaks in
river banks.?W. E. Haskell,
Darlington.?Darlington: Cotton already
shows great damage from damp
weather, bolls rotting, open bolls
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damaged and some entirely lost; prospects
for good hay crop fine, and with
|b. good , weather a large quantity can be
wtew saved.?E. It. Mclver.
Edgefield.?Cleora: Rained every day
until Friday: nearly all the corn fodder
Sfefev has burned on the stalk or was ruined
Bbftfter being pulled: cotton lost all top
^^bottom crop rotting and sprouting
kshere open; pea vines fine, but
to them, and no vines cut
p^tweather.?L. R. Brunfeyrd;
"We have had
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Greenville.?G&rtt: Cloudy. ?rith j
excessive rain during the entire Week: j
ail work at a standstill; pulled fodder :
nearly all badly damaged; open cotton j
in bad condition; none picked as yet; j
pea vines, weeds and grass have rank [
growth.?W. M. Myers.
Hampton.?Gillisonville: Rainfall is J
13.G5 inches: ground so saturated and !
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soggy it will not- hold plants upright:
corn partly blown down, but not flat
as a whole: flood washed away bottom
bolis on cotton, but having been recently
picked, loss was reduced: with a
few clear days plant will partially recover;
as a whole, the loss from the
storm will not be as great as first thought
?Sam P. Saltus.
Kershaw.?Camden: Farm work en
tirely suspended on account of the
heavy rains; much fodder and open cotton
damaged: peas doing finely.?J. B.
Lexington.?Batesburg: The week
has been one of continuous rain, not
only making much storm cotton, but
causing it to commence to rot; all other
crops continue to do well; the second
crop of beans is ready for shipment.?
E. J. Ilitc.
Newberry.?Prosperity: Unfavorable j
week on cotton; rain damaged it consid- I
erably; every farmer lias had nearly
half his fodder damaged; potatoes promise
good; tobacco fired and ruined.?
J. Perry Cook.
Oconee.?Clemson College: Cotton
on sandy land dying; on red lands puttin?
on weed, and bolls rotting; fodder
burning and drying on stalk; corn on
creeks and rivers washed away and rotting.?Prof.
J. F. C. Dupre.
weather for farm work and crops;
cotton is rusting, bolls rotting on stalk,
and all open cott*?n stained and rotted:
sugar cane and pastures good; no hay
being harvested.?John S. Howe.
Spartanburg.?Boiling Springs: "We
are having entirely too much rain for
everything; no good fodder has been
saved; sorghum making has begun,
good yield; sweet potatoes fine stuble
corn and peas promise a fair yield;
much grass in corn and cotton fields;
cotton opening but too wet to gather;
in some places it-is rotting.?TV. B. T.
Sumter.?Ramsay; Continued heavy
rains damaging cotton and peas.?Matt.
Williamsburg.?A good deal of fodder
was saved this week in a damaged
cor iition; cotton is opening very fast on
lij, c soils, picking has commenced on
some plantations, "will be general next
week; the ground is too wet to work
yet.?J. E. Davis.
York.?Leslie: Fodder pulling under
way, but no good fodder is being housed;
corn crop above an average: too
much rain for cotton which is rusting
some and opening rapidly: picking has
begun.?D. T. Leslie.
GEN. WHEELER'S SON DROWNED.
Hp ' id Lieut. Kirkpatrick of Virginia
Meet Death in the Surf.
Thomas H. Wheeler, son of Gen. Joseph
Wheeler and Second Lieut. Newton
D. Kirkpatrick, First cavalry,
were probably drowned while bathing
at Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, Wednesday
afternoon. Young Wheeler
was a naval cadet in his second year.
He had been acting o^ his father's staff
for some time past. He was 17 years
of age, was a fine young fellow and had
made a host of friends among the older
officers. Together with Lieut. Kirkpatrick
he went to the tsach Wednesday"
afternoon to enjoy the surf bathing.
The surf ran high and the undertow
was very strong. Apparently no one
saw the young men drowned, and it
was not until about 6 o'clock that they
were missed. Their clothes were found
a short distance from Gen. Wheelers
tent, close to the water, and it is believed
that the young officers were
swept away by the strong seas. While
in command at Camp Wikoff Gen.
Wheeler's headquarters were located on
a high hill near the station, a considerable
distance back from the water. It
was only that Jtns neadquarters were
shifted down to the beach. His tent
and the tent of his staff officers are not
more than 20 yards ?from the water's
edge. It was this change of location
thar gave young Wheeler and young
Kirkpatrick an opportunity to indulge
themselves in the surf. They had often
spoken of so doing, and everyone
here is convinced that they were
drowned Wednesday. Ui the accident
I Gen. Wheeler has nothing to say. His
three daughters, two of whom are nurses
in the general hospital and the other a
nurse in the detention hospital, are
with him, griefstricken. Lieut.
Kirkpatrick was from Virginia. He
was appointed second lieutenant June
The' bodies of Naval Cadet Thomas
H. Wheeler, a son of Major General
Joseph Wheeler, and of Second Lieutenant
Newton D. Kirkpatrick, First
U. S. cavalry, who were drowned while
bathing in the sea, came in with the
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uae ana were inrown on cue uuauu
Thursday morning about 2 o'clock.
The bodies were found lying close together
just below the life saving station
about a quarter of a mile from
where the young men had gone in
bathing. A detail of sixty men from
the Second cavalry had been patrolling
the beach with lanterns. The life savers
who knew the coast had predicted
that the bodies would drift in where
Georgia Troops Refused to Receive
Their Money from Him.
R. B. Wright, a colored man -who
was recently appointed major and paymaster
by President 3IcKinley, had an
unpleasant experience at Camp John B
Gordon, St. Simon's island, last week.
He was detailed to pay off the troops at
Camp Gordon and arrived Thursday
morning with a negro clerk. He was
not allowed to take a first-class passage
on the steamer to the island, and rather
than gojsecond class chartered a private
When the purpose of his visit to the
camp became known the soldiers, all of
whom are white, made loud protests.
"Wright feared violence and asked Colonel
Burgwin for a guard detail., which
was furnished to him.
The commissioned officers of the
Second North Carolina regiment refused
to allow the Negro officer the use of
their tent, and he was forced to occupy
abandoned quarters. When Corporal
Giddings, of Company <r. Third Texas,
was called to receive his pay he refused
to accept it, and exclaimed:
?j>Iv lather was an omcer in the Confederate
army, and I have too much
good southern blood in my veins to accept
my army pay from a negro."
The Corporal then cursed the nagro
major roundly. This precipitated a
commotion in camp, and other soldiers
followed Giddings' example. The payments
had to be discontinued.
fc^hite is principal of the State col^bdustrial
school at Savannah, and
TILLMAN SPEAKS, |
ftew England Legislated Against \
Everyboby and Everything.
TO PROTECT HER MILLS. I
But They Cannot Legislate God
Out of Existence Nor Suspend
the Operations ot Natures'
Senator Tillman visited Manchester.
X. H.. last week in company with Sen-,
ator William E. Chandler, to inspect
the great cotton industries there. In
reply to a question as to what he thought
of the industrial situation in New England.
with special reference to the cotton
"I believe the cotton business here
in the north has got to go to the wall.
We have got all the natural advantages
in the south, and you haven't jot any.
You have legislated and legislated and
legislated against everybody <-.nd everything
in order to protect your cotton
mills, but you can't legislate God out
of existence nor suspend the operations
of nature's beneficent laws.
i:\Vhv. vou ain't satisfied with a nro
tective tariff that shuts out foreign
goods from this market, but you have
actually had the nerve to introduce a
bill into congress to proteet one part of
the country against another. This
Lovering bill asking for a constitutional
amendment regulating the hours of labor
is a direct blow at the constitutional
rights of the states to legislate for
themselves, and we will fight you on
that all summer and winter and forever
until we beat you. You can't stuff
legislation of that kind down our
throats. , We won't have it.
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iitges art? wutciueu, mc vmj umi^ no |
have ever lacked in my state is capital,
and we are now getting that in abundance.
We have doubled our spindles
in the liist four years, and quadrupled
them in the last 12. Can you show me
another section of the country that has
done so well?
"It has been said, and said truly,
that we have cotton in the back yards,
and coal in the front yards, and a mill
in between. We don't have to pay the
excessive freights that you people have
to pay in New Hampshire. We have
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ail our raw material ngnt on ine grou^u,
our help will work more cheaply and is
more contented than yours, and we can
turn out just as good goods as you can
at a good deal less money.
"We can make just as fine grade of
goods in South Carolina as they can
anywhere. Why, just lock at it! There
are only four months of the year that
we have to have our windows closed in
a southern cotton mill. In the northern
mills there are only four months
that they can be kept open. The result
is that our operatives for eight months
in the year breathe the pure air of
heaven, -while yours for an equal period
are subsisting on an atmosphere that is
artificially heated and is close, unnatural
"Why shouldn't we have a superior
workman, and if a superior workman
why not superior work? Our machinery,
too, is modern and up-to-date,
while yours is ' obsolete. Our cotton
mills are mostly segregated in the country,
while yours are grouped in the
cities. Our operatives own their own
homes and are generally surrounded by
a little garden patch cultivated by some
member of the family, while yours are
corraled in tenement hou? and packed
into stuffy and ill-ventilated attics.
Can there be any comparison between
laborers thus situated? Another thing:
The purchasing power of your dollar
is growing less, while ours is grawing
oWp liavA not been treated to
so many luxuries as you have here in
tlie north, and we do not feel the depri
>vation of them as you do. Our laborers
are satisfied; yours are dissatisfied. |
Ours are growing rich, while yours are
Referring to the war Senator Tillman
"South Carolina furnished two regiments
for the war. One of them was
at Chickamauga for some time and was
ordered to Jacksonville and was part
of the army of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee. The
other regiment never left its mustering
place in the state. There has been very
little sickness among the South Caro
lina troops and as far as 1 am able to
learn there has been no camp as free
from disease and death as that occupied
by the army under Gen. Lee.
This "war is worth all it has cost, because
it has completely wiped out all
sectional feeling in this country and
there is now no east, no west, no north,
J;This is my first visit to Xew Hampshire
and I am on my way to the White
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mountains, auu num iuciu a. $</ w
Montreal and Quebec, and thence to
Niagara Falls. Since I have been in
New England I have been most lavishly
entertained and royally received
everywhere. I did not expect such an
One Little Boy Shoots His Brother
With a Gun.
No terrible accident in the annals of
the town of Newberry has been sadder
or more deplorable than one that ocI
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day last at the home of Mrs. S. L. Goggans.
James Goggans, 12 years old,
had been out hunting on Saturday. He
neglected to unload the gun that afternoon
when he returned home. In the
evening he was playing with his brothers,
John C., who is 14 years old, and
Wm. D., who was that day celebrating
his 7th birthday. The boys were playing
brightly and cheerfully together
and little "Williams had been happy all
day with his birthday toys. It is a
favorite with boys to play bear, and it
was while this game was being played
that the dreadful accident occurred.
John C., thinking James had unloaded
the gun, it being their custom to unload
the gun before taking it into the
house when returning from hunting,
picked it up and playfully pointed it at
his little brother William, pulling the
trigger, in imitation of a hunter shooting
at a bear. The whole load took effect
in William's left shoulder, and the
little sufferer, cut down in his boyish
happiness, died within a half hour after
being shot. The burial was at Roscmont
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock,
Rev. Geo. A. Wright conducting the
ceremony. The heart of the entire
community beats in deepest sympathy
for the bereaved mother and her griefstricken
No Goats Wanted.
The Danish steamer Tyr reached New
Orleans Friday from Havana with 1,000
goats. They were shipped from Galveston
to Havana in the belief that the
people of that city would be so hungry
that they would like goat meat, but
Gen. Blanco placed so heavy a tax on
goats that it did not pay to land them,
and tney were orougnt oaeK to tms i
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RESCtTED AT LAST.
The Story of Herr Karl Neufeld Rescued
in the Soudan.
Ilerr Karl Xeufcld, who was referred
to in a recent dispatch from Cairo as
rescued unharmed from the dervishes,
fell into the hands of the Mahki's fol
lowers, in the neighborhood of Dongola
in the late spring or early summer of
1887. He was the last European male
captive of importance remaining in the
power of the dervishes. Various accounts
are given of his early career.
According to the ;"Neues Wiener Tagblatt,"
Xeufeld. shortly after the conclusion
of his college course at Leipsic.
where he studied medicine, severely
wounded an opponent in a duel and
was nVilin-ftfl tn crn nhrnrtrl ITp ?ofrfrlorl
as a physician at Assouan. Upper Egypt
where he practised his professiom 1879
to 1SS1. When the rising of Mohamed
Acmed took place in the latter year.
Herr Xeufeld was obliged to give up his
residence at Assouan.
"While at the university he had given
many proofs of his hardihood of character
and love of adventure, and he joined
the English troops during the operation
in the Soudan as an interpreter of the
Arabic lansraa<re. in which nosition his
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knowledge of the people and of their
political relations, together with his
shrewdness and courage, caused him to
be highly appreciated. In 1888 he
saved a whole detachmcnt of English
soldiers by putting the enemy cn a
wrong scent. For this service he was
appointed surveyor to the British
troops, in which, capacity he set up
business at Assouan, and established
branches in other parts of the colintrv.
In April, 1807, he set out on a journey,
ostensibly for the purposes of
trade, with a caravan of over 40 retainers.
Various accounts were given
of the object of his expedition, one being
that it was undertaken with a view
of rescuing slatin Pacha, then a prisoner
of the Mahdi, while other accounts
represented that he was merely trying
to ascertain the Dosition of the enemv.
Evidently recognizing the danger he
was about to run, Xeufeld, before kavAssouan,
deposited his money in
an English bank and sent his wife and
only child to his relatives at Leipsic.
His apprehension proved to be onlo too
well founded. Through the treachery
of an Arab, he and his whole caravan
were taken by the dervishes.
He nearly lost his life when the
Mahdi was informed that he was an
English or Egyptian spy sent to ascertain
whether Mudir Mustapha Pacha
was favorable to the English. The
Mahdi declared that he regretted not
having hanged Neufeld. and had him
loaded with chains and cast into prison,
where lie remained four years.
Ultimately a scarcity of powder arose
in the Soudan, andNeufeld's knowledge
nf filiMnistrv was brmifflit intn rfinnisi
tion for its manufacture. It appears
that he collected saltpetre and made
the explosive, but the same narratives
that gave this information described
him as still in fetters and carrying iron
rings upon both feet.
His next clever exploit was subsequent
to the death of the Mahdi, and
under the rule of the Khalifa. Neufeld
decorated the tomb of the Mahdi.
whose dome the British gunboat have
just partially demolished, and did the
work so effectively that, according tc
Father Rossignoli, who escaped from
Khartoum in 1894, the widows of the
prophet, were "quite touched."
zLfter that he became a mecnank
ana?still according to Jratner Jtiossignali?"tried
all sorts of inventions and
took the grertest trouble to construct
a machine for making coins." Meanwhile
he appears to have ':acted as
editor" of the Khalifa's proclamations,
in addition to writing books and illustrating
them himself, for a limited
circulation- among the dervishes. Ai
the time of the release of Slan Pacha it
was feared that his life would again be
in danger. But this did not prove tc
be the case.
Spain Flies a Protest.
The Madrid correspondent of The
Standard says: The government recently
forwarded to M. Cambon, the French
ambassador at Washington, a long and
strongly argued statement respecting
tne rnmppmes wnicn newm commumcate
verbally to the Washington government.
Spain protests against the capitulation
of Manila, because it was made
two days after the protocol was signed.
It says that the revenue from the Manila
customs may continue devoted to
the service of the Philippine loan of
1897; and finally, it insists upon the
United States compelling Aguinaldo to
liberate a thousand Spaniards now in
his custody, most of whom were placed
there, the note asserts, by Admiral
W eather Predicting.
The New York Times says that :<the
art of weather prediction is not half so
difficult and abstruse as some people
h<>lir>VA and finp man wlin Irnnwa the
accepted formulae can work them about
as well as another. By the way, when
will the bureau chiefs reveal to the
public the fact that thunderstorms do
not cool the air, but that cool air produces
thunderstorms? That cart has
been in front of that horse about long
Tillman in the NortheastUnited
States Senator Benjamin R.
Tillman, of South Carolina, accompanied
by Senator William E. Chandler,
visited Portsmouth, N. H., last
week and was shown over the city by
Mayor John S. Tilton and Hon. Frank
Johnes. 'Ihe party visited the navy
rarrl anr) rftfiftivp.d hv Commndnrp.
Remey. A banquet v. as tendered Senator
Tillman at Hotel Wentworth by
Arrived at New York.
The steamer Old Dominion arrived
at New York Thursday evening from
Norfolk, having on board Lieut. Segrera
and four other officers of Admiral
Cervera's squadron and 39 seamen
who have been in the naval hospital at
Norfolk. They are enroute to Santander.
Spain, and will sail on the City of
Rome for that port with the remainder
ol Admiral uervera s crew.
A Preacher to Hang.
The Delaware supreme court has sustained
the decision of the lower court,
which imposed sentence of death of
Rev. William H. Fisher, colored, of
Del., charged with breaking ipto the
house of Mrc. Maria Hunt, of that city
at night, for the purpose of committing
a felonious assault. Fisher has been
sentenced to be hanged on October 7.
Dr. Cyrus Edson states that the socalled
malarial cases at Montauk
Point originated there Irom impure
water, Dr. Nicholas Seun declares
that typhoid fever will presently rage
there Dr. Edson says uit would be
less cruel to line up men aad shoot at
them than to make them drink Camp
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| The Empress of Austria the Victim
of an Assassin.
STABBED HER FROM BEHIND.
An Anarchist Plunges His Stilleto
Into Her Heart on the Streets
of Geneva, Switzerland.
The Empress of Austria was assassiaated
while walking on the streets of
Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday afternoon
by an anarchist, who was arrested.
He stabbed her majesty with a stiletto.
Tf- -j nnpiir? f.lmf, lipr maiact-.v vctia. irnllr
ing from her hotel to the landing place
of the steamer at about 1 o'clock, when
an Italian anarchist named Lucchoni,
" who was born in Paris of Italian parents,
suddenly approached and stabbed
her to the heart. The empress fell, got
up again and was carried to the steamer
unconscious. The boat started; but,
seeing the empress had not recovered
consciousness, the captain returned and
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Bcaurivage, where she expired.
The stretcher upon which the empress
was carried to the hotel was hastily improvised
with oars and sail cloth. Doctors
and priests were immediately summoned,
and a telegram was sent to Emperor
Francis Joseph. All efforts to
revive her majesty were unavailing and
she expired at 3 o'clock. The medical
examination showed that the assassin
must have used a small trangular file.
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alter striKing me diow ne ran aiong
the Hue des Alpes, with the evident
intention of entering the Square des
Alpes, but before reaching it he was
seized by two cabmen who had witnessed
the crime. They handed him over
to a boatman and a gendarme, who conveyed
him to the police station. The
prisoner made no resistance. He even
sang as he walked along, saying:
"I did it, ' and "she must be dead."
At the police station he declared that
lie was a "starving anarchist, with no
hatred for the poor, but only for the
Later, when taken to the court house
and interrogated by a magistrate in the
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government. and the police officials, he
pretended not to know French and refused
to answer questions. The police
, on searching him found a document
showing his name to be Luigi Lacchini,
. born in Paris in 1873, and an Italian
, A great crowd quickly assembled
; around the Hotel Beaurivage, where
L the officials proceeded after interrogating
the prisoner. The police searched
the scene of the crime for the weapon
? uiiu tin; u^vjuuipiiv^cs vu ljuv; aasaaaiiJ.
> It appears that a boatman noticed
. three persons closely following the emi
press, who was making purchases in
. the shops. The local government, imj
mediately on rece;ving the news of her
[ majesty's death, half-masted the flag on
[ the Hotel de Ville (the municipal offices)
and proceeded in a body to the
. Hotel Beaurivage as a token of respect.
[ The excitement is increasing and
. many of the shops on the Kursaal are
closed. The assassin told the magis?
that he came to Geneva in order to asi
sassinate ''another important person,"
( but had been unable to execute the prot
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> not give, but lie declared that it was
only by accident he had learned of the
> presence of the Austrian empress in
[ The wound was just over the left
; breast. There was hardly any bleeding.
. A priest was secured in time to admini
ister extreme unction. All Switzerland
, is profound with, sorrow and indigna.
tion. The papers of all cities have
. printsd extra editions expressing horror
of the crime. Lucchoni. the anarchist
assassin, lived at Parma, Italy.
The empress of Russia was born De
i cember 24, 1837. She was a daughter
of Duke Maxmilian of Bavaria, and
was married to Francis Joseph, emperor
of Austria and king of Hungary,
f April 24. 1854. They had three child
ren, the Archduchess Gisola. who is
i married to Prince Luitpold of Bavaria,
the Archkuke Rudolph, who married
; Princess Stephanie of Belgium, and
who was (seemingly) assassinated in
1889, and the Archduchess Maria Valeria,
who married the Archduke Franz
i Salvator of Austria-Tuscany. The late
empress was an enthusiastic horsewoman.
Paris, Sept. 10.?President Felix
Faure sent a telegram of condolence
to Emperor Francis Joseph immediately
upon receipt of news of the assassination,
and he has since countermand
ed the arrangements for the shooting
party fixed for tomorrow at the Marly
The police here believe the murder
the result of a plot of Italian anarchists,
and that the assassin is identical
-with one Luccessi, who is wanted
by the Bologna police as a dangerous
anarchist. The man knowD as Luccesi
was implicated in the recent truobles
at Milan, after which he fled to Zurich.
While at Zurich Luccessi was present
.of. a meeting of Italian anarchists.
when seven were selected, including
Luccessi to assassinate the principal
European sovereigns, including the king
A French detective who was present
at the meeting in disguise, warned the
French foreign office which communicated
its information to the Italian government.
As a result King Humbert
was carefully guarded, as was also M.
About a week ago another meeting
of the same band of anarchists was
held at Zurich, and those who had been
selected at the previous meeting were
accused of cowardice.
Thereupon Luccesi said: :'I will
show that I am no coward. I will kill
The following day lie left Zurich and
went to Bale, proceeding thence to
Washington, Sept. 10.?The state department
late this afternoon received
a -confirmation of the reported assassination
of the empress of Austria.
The following dispatch was received
from the United States consul at Geneva:
;'Geneva, Sept. 10, 1:50 p. m.?The
empress of Austria just assassinated
here by Italian anarchist.
Upon receipt of Consul Ridgely's notification
of the death of the empress,
President McKinley sent the following
message of condolence:
"Washington, Sept. 10.
"To His Majesty, the Emperor of Austria,
"I have heard with profound regret
of the assassination of her majesty,
the empress of Austria, while at Geneva,
and tender to ycur majesty the
deep sympathy of the government and
people of the United States.
(Signed) "William McKinley."
SOUTE CAEOIIKA EEGIMENTS.
One to be Mustered Out and the Other
Retained in Service.
The Washington correspondent of
the News and Courier telegraphs under
date of Wednesday as follows:
South Carolina volunteers are striving
to be retained in the army, while
troops from other states are pleading to
be mustered out of service. Unless
some unlooked for influence is brought
to bear upon' the secretary of war the
First regiment of South Carolina troops
will be mustered out in accordance with
a recent order promulgated by Adjutant
General Corbin. There seems to
be a conflict of evidence as to the desire
of the Eien of the First regiment.
Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Tillman
called at the war department, and presented
a petition, purporting to be
signed by 600 or 700 men of the' regiment,
requesting to be mustered out.
Wednesday, Major John Earle, of the
same regiment, called upon the President
and Ihe secretary of war, and
urged that the First regiment be retained
in the service. He stated that a
majority of die men had signed Colonel
Tillman's petition under a misapprehension.
and if a vote of the regiment
is fairly tak'jn it will be found that
nearly all of the men have anxious to
remain in the service. When this
statement was made to Adjutaut General
Corbin by Major Earle, General
Corbin said the nolicv of the srovern
ment is to give the troops who entered
the service fi rst the first chance Cto get
out. He added that he had received
numerous letters from members of the
First regiment asking to be mustered
out. Unless the president directs
otherwise, the First regiment will be
mustered out in accordance with the
expressed desires of a majority of the
regiment as set forth in Colonel Tillman's
It is asserted by some of those who
do not desire the First regiment mus
lerea oui, max, u is a political move to
get the members of that regiment home
in time to take an active part in the
second primary election for governor.
From the same source comes the suggestion
that the Second regiment, bnt
recently mustered into the service,
should go out and allow the First to remain
in. When the Second regiment
was ordered to be mustered in a few
weeks ago, it was with the distinct understanding
between the president,
Secretary Alger, Senator McLaurin and
Colonel Wilie Jones, that the Second
regiment would be willing to remain in
the sen-ice and perform garrison duty
in Cuba or Porto Rico for the privilege
of being mustered in under the circumstances
The First having asked to be
mustered out. and the Second expressed
a willingness to remain in, the order
of the secretary of war seems to be just.
In the event of the First regiment going
out, Major Earle may be transferred to
General Lee's staff. General Lee and
several officers of Lee's corps have requested
Cotton Crop Injured,
o .11 L _ i.1. .
ine returns ior couon to me statistician
of the department of agriculture
indicate an average condition of 79.8
on Sept. 1, as compared with 91.2 on
Aug. 1.-a decline of 11 points during
the month. The average condition on
Sept. 1, 1897. was 78.3; on Sept. 1,
1896, 64.2, and the mean of the September
averages for the last ten years
is 79.4. The decline during August by
states was as follows: 2sTorth Carolina 6
points, South Carolina 8. Georgia 11,
Alabama 15, Mississippi 10, Louisiana
14 Texas 16, Arkansas?4, Tennessee
?, Oklahoma 8. In Indian Territory
there was slight improvement. Complaints
of excessive rainfall, shedding
and nther unfavorable conditions are
general east cf the Mississippi river,
while the boll worm and Mexican weevil
have been 'very destructive in Texas.
The average condition in the different
states is as follows: Virginia 91, North
Carolina 84, South Carolina 81, Georgia
80, Florida 73, Alabama 80, Mississippi
78, Louisiana 76. Texas 75, Arkansas
89. Tennessee 95. Missouri 94,
Oklahoma 90, Indian Territory 90.
Big Prize Money.
At least SI ,000.000 prize money
will be distributed among American
sailors as a result of the war with
Spain. More than one-half of this sum
will be paid in accordance with that
section of law providing for the payment
of a bounty for persons on board
vessels of war sunk in action. It is
estimated that the aggregate amount
of the Asiatic fleet as a result of the
destruction of the Spanish force
amounts to $187,500, which congress
will be asked to appropriate during the
coming session. One-twentieth of
this sum belongs to Rear Admiral Dewey,as
commander-in-chief, and he will,
therefore, be $9,375 richer than he was
before the war. Rear Admiral Sampson
has realized a snug little fortune
as a result of the war. As commander-in-chief
of the North Atlantic waters
and one-twentieth of the head -money
allowed for the vessels destroyed off
Santiago and in Cuban ports, it is
estimated that he will finally receive
sbout $40,000 as his share of the prize
A Virginia Tragedy.
Last Monday J. B. Schmidt shot and
killed Edward Hoffman and son, John
T. Hoffman, lumbermen from Buckingham
county, operating on Schmidt's
place on the James river, in Surry
county. Schmidt went to the Hoff
man's mill and deiiDerateiy snot loung
Hoffman seven times with a Winchester
rifle in the presence of his father,
killing him instantly, and then turned
upon the father, who piteously begged
for his life, and shot him repeatedly
until he was dead. A posse was sent
to arrest Schimdtbut he refused to surrender
and was shot near the heart.
He lingered several hours when he died
of his wounds, cursing at every breath.
Watermelon Syrup.?The Montgomery
Advertiser recommends the
making of watermelon syrup. It says:
"The watermelon juice contains a larger
percentage of water than does the
juice of the cane, but we are informed
that one gallon of syrup can be made
from 12 or 14 gallons of juice, and are
of the opinion that an acre of land
would produce more syrup if planted in
melons than if planted in cane. They ;
are an easy crop to raise, are very pro- i
ductive. easy to uandle. and no ma- j
chinery would be required to express i
the juice, as is the case with sugar
cane. The watermelon makes a beautiful
syrup, mild and pleasant, and if ]
the effort was made in a scientific way j
there is Jittie doubt that it would prove ;
a success. It is certainly worth try- I
How to Advertise.?A class news- j
paper called Brains says there is but 1
one way to advertise, and that is to
hammer your name, your occupation,
so constantly, so persistently, so thoroughly
into the prople's heads that if
they walk in their sleep they constantly
turn their steps toward your store. J
t" i?j ;
j.ne newspaper is ^uui mcuu m oj/iu;
of your criticism. It helps to build up
the community that supports you.
m itaa^StaSBmmmir^-i m \ir?Ba*cam*iaadt&gmmtaSU&ei
An Explosion that Carried Death to
iiy the explosion of 40 gallons of
gasoline iuthe cellar of a grocery store
at 1444 South street Philadelphia Sunday
night, four and possibly a dozen
more lives were lost. As an immediate
where it occurred and those adjoining J
it on either side collapsed. Up to 10
o'clock, four hours after the occurrence,
four bodies had been recovered from
the ruins. - The cause of the explosion
is unknown. The front of 1444 was
blown out and this was followed by the
collapse of that structure, and Nos.
1442. occupied by Morris Goldberg's
furniture store, and 1446. Louis SallonAm
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1440, occupied by L. Wanger's clothing
store, was blown out. All the buildings
were of brick, three stories in
height. In the confusion and excitement
following the disaster, it is as yet
impossible to secure anything like an
accurate census of the occupants of the
buildings, but it is stated that the upper
floors were crowded with families, huddled
together in tenement fashion.
Coming as it dicLat the supper hour, it
is feared the loss of life was hejivyThe
list of injured will be long. After
the recovery of the four bodies, the
authorities decided to postpone the
search for additional victims until
Monday morning, thus obviating the
dangers of working upon the mass of
debris and wreckage in the darkness.
Estimates of the number of missing
vary from 18 to six. The accepted
theory of the accident is that Schatten
stein went into the cellar With a lighted
lamp, which ignited the gasoline. The
collapse of the buildings occurred within
two minutes of the explosion, and
the occupants had little time or chance
to escape. Mrs. Goldberg snatched up
her ten months1 old child in her arms
and rushed from.an exit, but the child
was so badly injured that it died while
being borne to a hospital. Strangely
engough, the mother escaped with only
i ne j ewisn newi ear.
With the setting of the sun on Friday
commences the Jewish New Year,
called in Hebrew Rosh Hashana, meaning
the head of the beginning of the
world. By the observance of the New
Year the lesson is taught that G-od
created all things and that He is Master
over all creation, and it is the duty of
His children to acknowledge His power
and obey His will. As this holiday
A AWA J A/J
dpjjruauued tuc JL^ictciiLcs a.ic xcuiiuucu
that time is passing away and they
should profit by the days the Lord has
given them. This holiday is also
known by another name, Yume Hazzickarone,
or day of memorial. By that
it is understood that Hebrews should
remember their acts of the past year and
try to atone for their sins. There is
still another name by which the new
year is known. Yome Turruah, or a day
of sounding the cornet or shofar, -which
is made of a ram's' horn, the Israelites
being reminded of God's command to
Abraham to offer up his only son, Isaac,
a sacrifice to Him. The ram's horn reminds
the people of Israel of that event
because God would not permit Abraham
to sacrifice his son, so he offered a ram
instead. The blowing of the^ cornet
teaches a lesson of warning to the Jews
that they have sinned and should seek
to make peace with God by becoming
truly penitent; so the New Year is the
first, nf tii^ npmtantial davs which ends
with the day of atonement or Yom
Kippur. During the penitential dayt
it is the special duty of all Hebrews to
examine well their conduct and prepare
themselves for the day of atonement.
On New Year's -day special prayers of
a three-fold character?homage, rememberance
and the sounding of the shofer
?are offered. By the prayer of rememberance,
is meant God's review of
action and rememberance of deeds, and
the sounding of the cornet reminds them
?-?-J"" 10 r*Af in cfnrc
U1 IUC great; UdV oiiao xo J/nu iii dwivj
when mankind will be free fi*om sin
and become perfect in the eyes of God.
Iodoform Liniment is the "nee pins
ultra" of all such preparations in removing
soreness, and quickly healing
fresh cuts and wounds, no matter how
bad. It will promptly heal old sores
of long standing. Will kill the poison
from "Poison Ivy" or "Poison
Oak" and cure "Dew Poison." Will
counteract the poison from bites of
snakes an sting3 of insects. It is a
sure cure for sore throat. Will cure
?? a j
any case 01 ?ure .uiuutu, auu is n ouycrior
remedy for all pains and aches.
Sold by druggists and dealers 25 cents a
Take Care of
Save money by keeping your
Gins in thorough repair.
You get better results
please the public
aud save your
OWN TIME AND LABOR.
Fourteen years practical experience
in the ELLIOTT GUN
SHOPS at Winnsboro, S. C.,
is a guarantee of good work.
Send your gins at cnce to
W. J, ELLIOTT,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Located adjacent to the Tozer
Engine Work. July27 3m
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/Is a Btimilator ana iesua?~~
tfrise organs. is she best after H|
meals medicine to aid digestion SB*
Prevents deacuchea. Oure.-^:
Billiouanesa* Acta on toe Kid- ML
neys within Thirty minutes. after Bi
taking, relieving aches in the mm
back from disorder of thes eor-W '
gans. Kelievea ali stomach 3|l
troubles. Is entirety vegetable, HE
?c, ;0c and ?l Oo a Dottle. Sold Pf
oy dealer? generally, anu b, Thefe
aturray I-turCo, Columbia, S,
in H Bear, Charle-ux.K
Sold by dealers generally and' by
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Columbia. S. C. ,
A Happy Home J?
!? ir?crea*e<l ten-fol'i hv good Music. Mak
tbe molt of life by procuring a good
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give reasonable time, at a rl;?ht 4iflcr?r.c?- VB|/-Vfaj
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M. A. MALONE, :|g|
lfioa MAIN STREET,
SfCOND HAND MACHINERY
GINS, GINS, GINS. %
One 70 saw Lammas gin, feeder and con*
denser, good order, $90.
Ooe 40 saw Winahip gin at d condenser, good
One 40 saw Winbhip gin feeder and conden
ser, good order, $60.
One 46 saw Wjngbip gin; f?ur order, $15.
One 60 saw Van Winkle feeder, good order, _ 3
$20. - fm
One 80 saw Pratt gin, feeder and condenser,
good as new, $200.
Two 60 saw Pratt gins, feeders and condeoa
ers, gooa oraer, $iuv eaca.
One 70 8*w Pratt gin feeder and condenser,
good order, $120 .
Two 60 sair Manger feeders, good order $'5 ''.^3
v e 60 saw Vinship feeder, good order, $ 15
Oi e 50 paw Van Winkle feeder; good order
One 70 saw Pratt feeder; good order $20
One 70 saw Pratt condenser, good order $20
ENGINE8 AND BOILERS.
One 20 H. P Atlas ?ngine and 25 H, P. portable
boiler complete, goodT1crder, $250
One 25 H. P. Liddell engine and 25 H. P.
Atlas return tabular boiler complete, good
One 12 U. P. portable boiler, fair order $75
One 15 H P Geiter engine and boiler on r
wheels, good order, $100.
One 4 H P engine and boiler on skids, fair ^ .<&
ord jr, $50. JpSg
One 6 H P Vortical engine and boiler,
[Farquhar], good order. $75,
One 20 H P Toxer engine and boiler on skid*
good order, $400.
0ne"20 ft p Erie engine and return tabular J
boiler m *ood order, $250. v
One 20 ft P Lombard return tubular boiler,
good order, $100.
MIS,ELLAS EOUS. ;
One Talbott Pony saw mill, fair order, $100. ^
Oae Goodell & Waters 24 surfacer $75. ?-gjBT
Two Bo?-g c tton presses, good crder, $75. '1
each. : ^
The a^ore' offered 6uSject to prior fa!*-Write
us quick. Unusually low prices on.
new macbioerj, all kinds %
W. H. GffiBES & CO.
Near Union Depot,
Colombia. S. C. .
S. C, Agents Liddell Co,, Charlotte. N. CH
From Maker Oirrci to Purchaser.
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| A Good I
? ma jJfj
1 Piano 1 1
aBB give endleag 99; .
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^ Is always Good, always Reliable. SI
;^gv) always satisfactory, always Last- 2ffi|
aBs lng. You take no chances in buy- aEB
igSj lng It. ?|
a? It costs somewhat more than a ?B
J2KS / ?)/>(in. rwM? rtirrtin. hut iR mneh th? flS
a? cheapest in the end- SB
jigS N 3 other Hich Grade Piano sold so flK
>8? reasonable. Factory prices to retail SB rm
t&f. boy era. Easy payments. Write vs. 2K
LUDDEN & BATES, 25 1
SsTaaBAk, G*^ ?nd ?w T?rkdty?Address;
D. A. FRESSLTDY, Agent
Columbia, S. C.
Saw Mills. 1
If you need a saw mill, any ?i?e, .
me before bnvimr elKewht-rc. I Saw,
the moat complete line of ajille ?f. *i?y
dealer or manafactarvr in . 'or.t'.
Very highest grade 8tone-, a-' c&tnrual*
It low prices.
Machinery. ^ M
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lutucrg, inuuiuun, rujpsr, rve-^??rs
Band Sawi, Laths, etc.
Engines and I
Tblbou and Liddeli,
Engleb rg Rice Bailer, in *i?.ck. quick
delivery, low prices.
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KEELY cures and cheap cures
CURE? be cured at
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