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VOL. LI1I. WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 12, 1898. NO. 10. |
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IN THE BIG STORM.
How the Tents of the Second
Regiment Were Torn Away.
BATTLE WITH THE ELEMENTS
A Soldier of a Neighboring Regi*
v:i\~A r*-, r\..:?ui..
III37I1L rviiiou. V?aill(j SaCUIl/IMJT
Put in Shape Again. Other
The correspondent of the Columbia j
te?jj3pState writing from Camp Cuba Libre, i
ffiP i'ia., under date of October 2. saj-s: j
Everyone has heard of the equinox and j
Fi lie gales that come about then, but ]
c-veryone has not experienced one of i
i hose gales while in a military camp. I
Some time during last night a storm 1
broke on us and our tents began to rock I
to the sighing of the tall pines, under ;
' which those of the Second South Caro- ;
lina are pitched. Due warning of the '
storm was sriven and it was conseouent- !
ly no surprise. Yesterday afternoon a ;
telegram was received stating that a |
terrific storm was approaching. The j
axe and hammer were then heard on ;
every hand, making ready for the dis?
anguished guest whose arrival was herW
aided by telegraph at the government's
expense, But no one, at that time,
J.iad any idea how severe he was. This
was not found out until this morning.
As a consequence of the bad weather |
breakfast was delayed, and, in some j
companies, indefinitely postponed. j
During breakfast there was a lull for a ;
short while. During the lull the wind \
shifted towards the northwest, and
then renewed its vigor. Gust upon I
gust was hurled against the camp and |
it was with a great deal of difficulty j
that auy of the tents were kept in j
There were some who had intended
taking advantage of the weather and
resting up for the day. Maj. Eaves
was among that number. He had taken
to his cot to rest, when a heavy gust
came and left him without a shelter.
TT . T * 1J? . . /? V _ J J
ne got nimseu out 01 oea ana scamper- ;
ed off to a nearby tent until his clothes
??- could be brought to him.
By this time the whole camp was in
a state of excitement. Men were seen
in every direction out holding the guy
ropes of their tents to assist the tent
pins in holding their own. In some
cases this worked admirably, but in '
others all the reward the inmates got
lor tneir trouoie was a good soaKing
and the job of putting their tent in
Your correspondent did not have his
tent blown down, but had to vacate for
fij| fear of a pine tree standing just in front
BS? of his tent. When he went out he saw
Wr Oapt. Moss struggling with his tent |
~ all that the captain lost was his fly.
T r 'l An+ lrtn/Y rrV- An rr* XT of _
JL UAUU V VUl/ IVUg n U^U U1J ttbfcention
was called to the Y. M. C. A.
tentr The wind went in at the rear :
? entrance and tore the tent in half. It
is a complete wreck. Standing next to
r it was a photographer's tent, which
stood a few moments longer than the
Y. M. C. A. tent, but which finally left ;
"Vgits occupant in the act of putting his
'- Ifcoafc on.
y an.- j
. JLUC mcu uu gu<tiu uivvvueu mtu tuc
two tents erected for their accommodation,
for protection, but soon they were
both -leveled to the ground, and the
men had to seek shelter elsewhere.
Lieut. Quartermaster Sullivan's tent
was laid low, as also was the chaplain's.
The commissary tent of a majority of :
the companies were blown down and the
hard tack spoiled.
The shelter over the dining tables of
Co. I was blown down. It was not
While the men were straggling with '
their own tents, the tents in which their
less fortunate comrades were quartered .
were suffering heavily. The winds
played havoc in the Third Division
^ hospital. One of the wards was Uown
down and the rain blew through all the
?f others. The tent in which the dead
are laid out was also blown down.
B Quite a number of trees were also
I blown down, vv hen the storm was at ,
iis worst Maj. "Wagener, who. although '
he is on the sick report, went over to
the hospital to render what assistance ;
he Ccould. By himself he could do ;
nothing, but with the help he soon re- ;
ceived the hospital was saved. The '
Second South Carolina and the One 1
Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana regi- 1
ments turned out in a body and all the :
other commands furnished their quota j
towards staking down the tents. All
the trees which were in a nosition to 1
fall on the tents were roped and cut j
^ down. The men all worked like beavere
to keep the tents in plaee. No
one thought of himself, but of his sick |
comrades. The lady nurses were most ,
of them drenched to the skin, but went
on with their heroic efforts to give re- '
lief to the suffering. The teDts of the '
doctors, nurses and attendants suffered
most. They blew down byjthe score. '
There were several persons injured
during the morning. The sergeant major
of the Sixteenth Indiana regiment
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tXO JEWlllCVl W* a lUIUU^ yvit. A HV J
pole struck him in the back breaking
the spinal column. Private Geo. A. .
Bristow, of Company I, while on top
of a hospital tent pulling a rope in 1
place was hurled to the ground and his :
right arm sprained. There were no .
other serious injuries.
In company with the News and Couy
rier correspondent the writer visited (
the camp of the Fourth Illinois regi- <
ment. The Fourth is in Jacksonville 1
on provost guard, and their tents here !
are complete wreck?. There seems to *
have been a battle between the tents !
and the wind and the wind came off
victorious. Where the tents once stood
will be seen occasionally a white rag j
waving irom a tent pole as a nag 01
truce begging the wind to coase its de- '
* vastation and destruction.
?' The Sixth Missouri suffered very lit- ]
The rain has about stopped but the i
wind is still nigh, it appears that
there will be a lull about night.
The hospital train has been put on
the siding here for cases of emergency.
Should there be need the patients will
be placed on board and carried to Jacksonville
S. Frank Parrott. i
Gone up the Spout. j
The National or Gold Democratic |
organization, from meagre reports of j
registration in Kentucky towns, seems j
have practically lost its identity as a i
party in this State. Reports from !
everywhere show light registration as j
compared with 1S96 and last year.
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TILLMAN Iff CHARLESTON.
He Is Entertained at a Dinner by
The Charleston correspondent of the
State says Senator B. R. Tillman accompanied
by former Gov. Sheppard
and Representative Rains, ord of Edgefield
county, arrived there On the morning
train from Augusta, "Wednesday.
They registered at the Charleston ho
tel, where the senator was soon surrounded
by callers and newspaper men
and held quite a levee for a time. It
is the senator's first visit to this city
since 1894, as he remarked. The party
are here on purely private business, the
senator said, and nothing farther was
elicited from him on this point.
The correspondent drew the senator
out concerning the matter of helping
Charleston in bringing the soldiers
here. He said that he had received a
telegram from Mayor Smythe several
days ago asking him to assist Charleston
in the matter, but that it so happened
his hands were tied, he having
on a former occasion urged the advantages
of the Port Royal harbor for such
purposes, and a telegram having reached
him from that place just a little
prior to Mayor Smythe's and of a
similar tenar in behalf of the latter
"Bat Port Royal was not in this
competition was it?"
"I do not know that it was,v replied
the senator, "but that was the thought
that controlled me. I have always
been very prompt and willing to help
Charleston whenever the opportunity
arose, and have materially assisted her
An mrvro on nrto rw?r??icinn Tlnf. I
and cuffs were all the thanks I ever got
for it from the Charleston newspapers.
That, however, makes no difference.
She can depend on me to help her when
I can.?' .
Speaking-of his programme for the
near future the senator said that he
would go to Virginia shortly to make
some campaign speeches, and later
would come back though North Carolina
and enlist in the fight for white supremacy
in that State. It had got to
be a question purely of white and black
1 ~ ~ i. J
rum m tuito outic, nuu ax present w?;
negroes were on top.
"A few years ago," he said, ''the
North Carolinians were bemoaning the
fate of South Carolina, but now they
are in the valley of Jehosephi.i' while
we look on from the mountaintup."
Among those who called on the senator
and tendered him civilities were
Sheriff Martin, Messrs. Yv. Gibbes
Whaley, James M. Eason, B. I. Simmons,
A. 0. Kaufman, M. S. Stoppelbein
Mayor Smythe called on the senator
and conferred with him relative to the
question of bringing a share of the
troops here. When the business conference
was over the mayor invited the
senator to accept of a dinner party in
.as soon atter tne mayor lett, as ms
business engagements would permit,
Senator Tillman sat down at the feable
in the reading room of the hotel and
wrote-a strong and urgent telegram of
about 200 words to Secretary Long asking
him to give both Charleston and
Port Royal due consideration in the
movements of too personal and delicate
a nature to quote, the senator cited the
superiority of the Charleston harbor
over that of Savannah. The tele
gram dispatched, the senator gave himself
tip to social intercourse until the
hour for dinner.
At 3 o'clock Mayor Smythe," Aldermen
Lapham, Percival and otters
called at the hotel and escorted the
senator to dinner. The party remained
at dinner until the senator was ready
to leave on the 5.30 train for Trenton.
This attention to the senator on the
part of the city administration folks is
unprecedented and is causing much
rumination in the city.
Electrocuted in Macon.
H. L. Burke, thirty-six years of age,
a conductor on the Consolidated street
car line, Macon, Gra., was electrocuted
Sunday about 10 o'clock p. m. during
the storm. Burke was on car No. 14,
Vienville line. "When lie reached the
intersection of Munroe street and Washin
eton avenue he found a wire hanging
interfering with the passing of the
car. He dismounted, and taking one
anr! xcnnnrl if. arming n. tplfiranh nost,.
As it was a guard wire, it is supposed
Burke thought there vras no danger in
the other end. He was warned by the
motorman, but disragarded the warning^
and grasped the wire. Passengers in
the car saw the fatal blue light as the
wire came in contact with the unfortunate
man's flesh. He screamed for
help several times, but was unable to
let go. After a few seconds he fell.
None of the people on the car were able
to render assistance, and it was not '
until Superintendent Winters came and
cut the wire that the body was examined.
The Southern Soldier.
They are still throwing bouquets at
the south. Gen Roynton yesterday
"volunteered the statement" that there
had been 1?no complaints from southern
suiuiura m v^im;h.auiiiu?a. camp a,uu
added that he '"did not believe we
would have heard half the outcry that
has been raised if all the soldiers had
been from the south." Gen. Dodge,
chairman of the committee of investigation,
said that '"only two or three
charges had been received from the
south and they were not from soldiers."'
Certainly, compared with other
sections, the south is a Spartan land.
"Whole Party Drowned.
A dispatch from Troy, N. Y. says
N\ L. Weatherbv, commodore of the
Troy Yacht club, a ad three companions,
Stephen J. Mallory, Mrs. William
Bresiin and Miss Elizabeth Savage,
were drowned by the capsizing of a
yacht in the Hudson river three miles
north of this city last night. The
bodies have not been recovered. The
accident was due to the swift current in
Ate Heads of Matches.
\ frnm Dallas TY>t ?nv?
'Jimmie,*' the 14-vear old daughter of I
J. M. Stephens, who lives in Gonzales,
lex., tried to commit suicide by eating
the heads of 212 parlor matches. !
She died today. After eating the j
matches '"Jimmie" regretted her act j
and tried to save her lilfe by swallowing
bacon and lard. Instead of being
an antidote for the poison, the lard
and bacon hastened her death.
A THRIVING TOWN. !
Mullins, a Prosperous Tobacco
Town of the Pee Dee.
A HINT TO OTHER SECTIONS. |
To Diversify Crops and Not De- j
pend Entirely on Cotto.. dsa |!
Money Making Crop.
The tobacco town of Mullins, South ' ,
Carolina, will be an agreeable surprise | 1
to any business man who will journey 1
forth and inspect its brief kistory and L
fine work. Mullins is the "Little Dan- ,
ville" of this State. Four years ago (
not one pound of tobacco was sold here. ,
Now, comparatively speaking, it has no j
equal in the State as a tobacco market. ,
I was requested to inspect the books of'
both ware houses on September 10, '
and did so carefully. To my great sur- ,
prise I found that for this season alone I ;
up to the date just mentioned, the to- j (
bacco sales here aggregate a total of ,
1,014,784 pounds, and that cash to the j (
amount of S7G.S47.lti had been uaid to ! .
farmers ior their leaf tobacco. These |
are the actual figures from the carefully j (
kept books of both ware houses.
On the day of my visit to the ware ]
houses, which happened to be on Saturday?not
a busy day generally?both ]
floors were crowded to their utmost ca- j
pacity; sales commenced early in the j
mnmincr 'in/I moro r>n+ f.nmnl until
late in the afternoon, and I saw thous- j (
ands of pounds of South Carolina leaf t
tobacco sold at from 4* to 8 cents per .
pound, from 8 to 17 J cents per pound,
and large lots frequently sold at 18, 19,
20i and 22$ and 25 cents per pound. I J f
have never seen a more active nor bet- j
ter managed market. Tobacco buyers (
and tobacco sellers were alike interest- j
ed, business men and tobacco farmers t
were pushing things together, every- f
tiling was lively, hustling and good ca- j j
turea, and South Carolina's Little Dan- j j
ville was giving an interesting object
lesson in thrift, business capacity and g
good work. ^
MULLIN'S CAN "SPECIFY ? C
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figures. Not very much has been said s
about what has been going on here during
the past four years. Four years i
ago a special representative of the News i
and Couaier visited Mullins* and told t
the readers of that paper some few facts c
about the small beginnings of Mullin's
tobacco interests. This time the News
and Courier man was requested to jonr- t
ney to Mullins to see what he could v
see, to hear "ffhat he could hear, to ex- S
amine the books, to keep the record r
straight, and publish the facts in the i
?>ews anu courier, me greau piwuu ter"
of SoutK Carolina's tobacco busi- t
ness. The ^mter would here acknowl- i
edge 'the veiy cordial welcome given c
him by the citizens of Mullins. Pipes s
and fine ciga rs figured in this greeting, 1
good cheer and hospitality mingled I
with, but did not go up in smoke, valu- t
able assistance was mine in every de- c
sired way?aid the music was furnish- r
ed by pipe organs?the mouths of some 5
of "our' good tobacco friends. Espec- 1
ially am I indebted to Messrs. G. H. d
Yarboro, C. J. McCall and G-. R. i
T?Aorao on/1 f Artlr V>r\r\& fViof ro. V
JLltsO. 1 VJJ cVUU .L. VU1J JUk\/|S\> W?*V/*X * Vy
collection of sertain ana numerous im- t
portant events are as pleasant as are t
my own. New for some specifying. ?
Four years ago Mullins made a small 1
beginning in the tobacco business, in f
which, among others, Messrs. "W. H. c
Daniel, G. It. Reaves and D. K. Mc- t
Duffie were vsry prominent. Practical c
results from 1,his move were rather dis- t
couraging until Mr. E. 0. Bransford I
assumed the position of general man a- 1:
ger of the Planter's "Ware House, f
Things changed thin for the better,and
the good fortune has steadily gone on. a
Messrs. Paniell, Heaves and McDuffie, r
who are still prominent and active in v
the tobacco interests, could not take I
time from their other large business a
affairs to have direct share in the man- s
agement, but their pluck, perseverance s
and ability a::e largely responsible for 5
the big work of the town today. a
"mullins'was a dead town ^
four years ago," said Mr. Gr. R. Reaves, 3
the'active and obliging manager of the
W. H. Daniel Supply Company. Continuing
he saii: "Since we started the *
tobacco business the town has doubled.
Customers are here daily who are
strangers to us and many are here whom ^
I do not know." This was not said in rj
reply to any leading question, but wa3
spoken in ordinary conversation.
The immense figures, more than a t
million pounds, and cash for this sea- *
son of a few weeks alone, $76,847.16,
show the magnitude of Mullin's tobac- j
co business, and now some reasons can
be satisfactorily added. Mullins is the
centre of a splendid tobacco area. This ^
covers a radius of forty miles, embracing
the counties of Marion and Horry, *
in South Carolina and the North Carolina
counties of Robeson, Richmond ^
and Columbus. Planters from these
five ounties are daily at Mullins, their ^
nearest market, and their best one. *
In addition tobacco is shipped here ,
from other sections, some having been ! ^
received this season from Richland t
The famous golden tobacco of the a
"Fork" section of Buck Swamp "neigh- s
borhood," Marion county, comes here t
also, and brings high prices. Mr. G. t
H. Yarboro, the large buyer and effi- s
cient business representative of the }
Great American Tobacco Company. y
ships every day from one to two car- jloads
of South Carolina leaf tobacco. ^
Mr. Yarboro t?ld me this faet, and in ! v
conversation with Mr. 1). K. McDuffie, 0
one of the best and cleverest railroad ^
agents in the State, this same state- 0
ment was made. t
The ware houses of Mullins, among E
other systemat ic business arrangements
employed a traveling man to go over },
their territory regularly, soliciting ship- a
ments and consignments for their mar- c
ket. For two weeks he has had noth- 0
ing to do, ha\ing been called in. be- t
cause the ware houses are filled daily
to overflowing. t
Now all of this may seem strange to 3
many, especially to those who do not i\
have time enough to attend to their | y
own business, because they cannot stop I c
attending to the business of others.
SOME MULLIXS REASON*.
The reasons for all of this are many, | f
but they are very simple. I have had j f'
many "capiliary professors" and nu- j't
merous '"tonsorial artists" to give me j
minute directions as to get a good shave h
but I have always found that a good o
sharp razor was worth more than anything
else for this business.
In the first place, the business men,
tobacco farmers and merchants secured
some knowledge of the subject. They
got many things, "but with all the getting,
get understanding" seemed to be
their favorite text.
The men of Mull ins did not have an
easy time. Difficulties wore many and
tney will hover around any one ^no
carelessly ventures into the toba^o
business, chewing, smoking, cultivating,
buying, or selling.
Tobacco is a curious thing. It is only
grown, cultivated, sold and manufactured
to be chewed up, spat out, burned
up and go iiway in smoke. Nobody in
the world really needs it. All of this
work is only for ultimate and fleeting
enjoyment. The men ofMullins, while
not so very numerous, were certainly
too many for their difficulties, hence
they were the conquerors. The men of
Mullins worked altogether; they believed
in their town, in tobacco and in
themselves to such an extent that they
imparted this spirit to others. Strangers
came, and soon, in the councils of
irr>rL- hn<;in#??<3. thftsrt niion-dam
[good) strangers were talking and saying
what was best for :tus" to uo.
This could have but one result. Tolay
the citizens of Mullins are an interested
community, and they are still
hard at work.
Every tobacco buyer who has come
liere from Virginia and North Carolina
ias closely identified himself with the
jusincss interests of the town.
The soil hereabout is of that peculiar
quality which makes certain grades of
;obacco to perfection, and receipts and
jrices here are both large.
SOME FORCIBLE ILLSUTRATIONS.
I did not '"hunt up" exceptional illus-rations
again, but took some ^-of the
>est averages vrhich came under my
)bservation during my stay here, Mr.
fl. C. Allen, a number one representaive
farmer, sold 6(53 pounds Sere, and
'or this tobacco his pricc were 8.141-4,
15, 16, 27 and 36 cents per pound, the
ot bringing, net. ?166.84.
Mr. J. B. Smith, another fine farmer,
iold 749 pounds for $84.06 net, the
>rices paid being 8 1-4, 10 and 16 3-4
:ents per pound.
Mr. J. 0. Jone?, a leading farmer,
;old 380 pounds of tobacco at 10 3-4,
!0 and 27 1-2 cents per pound, the lot
letting S77.90. the 380 pounds bring *
. i .i t l
ng aDouc as mucn as tnree Daies ox cotoii
would have sold for on the same
THE PLANTERS' WARE HOUSE.
The Planters' Ware House is now 166
>y 80 feet, but plans are perfected by
rhich this building will soon be 240 by
!0 feet. More floor space is even now a
lecessity. This is a well made buildng,
with every facility for conducting
he business, and is owned and operaed
by the Planters, Ware House Oom-'
>any. Mr. W. II. Daniell is president
if the company, Mr. Gr. R. Reaves is
ecretary and treasurer, and Mr. E. 0.
Sransford is general manager. Mr.
)aniell is one of the leading men of
his section. Mr. G. R. Reaves is one
if t.tiA -most, f?omnetent and courteous
Den of my acquaintance. General
Manager Bransford is one of the livest
ive men whom I have ever seen. His
iuties as manager include auctioneerng
tobacco, and he can laugh, talk,
rink, kick, slap his hands and sell to>acco
at a high price at once. I heard
he buyers say he ?;was the best in six
>tates;" and I am prepared to say that
le merits this high praise. Mr. Bransord
had a lucrative offer elsewhere, but
ame here because a tobacco expert who
lad sDied out the land advised him to
[o so. He has been glad ever since
hat he did come, and so have others.
Is is a man of decided business alility,
and is doing large tobacco work
or South Carolina.
the farmers' ware house,
. fine new building, 180 by 80 feet, is
iow operating its first season. This
rare house is having most satisfactory
msiness. Messrs McDuffie & Thornton
ta rvrnnrietors here, and thev are a
trong team, trotting well and with caniderable
speed in double harness. .
Jr. McDuffie is the same live depot
.gent who was before mentioned, and
loubtless gets some of his speed. from
issociatine so much with locomotives
.nd men of Mullins.
Mr. 0. F. Thornton is managing
jartner here. He is a live, systematic
canager, has decided business tact and
.bility. He was raised on it, has serv-'
id in every department of it, and now
s here in a good place, to stay, Mr.
Chornton says that "South Carolina
nakes the finest bright tobaccos for
:utters, cigaretts and smokers," and
hat "fine wrappers are bocoming more
The auctioneer and office manager
iere is Capt. J. M. Andrews. He is
int. warlike unless vou mention Snan
ards or South Carolina tobacco; he
ights with eyes, tongus and head; he
;ets his high prices, and then he
Speaking of good, all-round tobacco
nen, jolly and genial, courteous and
;ompetent, allow me to present to you
tfr. George H. Yarboro, local represenive
of the famous American Tobacco
Company. I shall be glad for a long
rhile that I met Mr. Yarboro. He is
horoughly posted in his business. He
ays: '"This is a fine tobacco section,
,nd South Carolina tobacco is a great
uccess. No section?I make no excep
ions?surpasses this for producing fine
obaccoes. This is as good a tobacco
cction as there is in the world." That
fir. Yarboro believes this is shown by
rhat he does. The books show that he
tas shipped from Mullins sines July 28
00,000 pounds of tobacco, almost as
ouch as he shipped during the whole
if last season. For ten days past he
tas shipped from one to two carloads
f leaf tobacco daily, and he is one of
he busiest and most accommodating
uen whom I have ever seen..
t x i?
JL iillLSL UIIU& ill ttUUtUCI gCUHCUiau
iere whose good offices to me were many
nd whose assistance I sincerely appreiate.
This is Mr. C. J. McCall. one
f the most important business men of
Strictly speaking Mr. McCall is not a
obacco man, but all business men of
lullins are, to some extent, and Mr.
JcCall shows this, and anything else
rhich pertains to the welfare of his
SOME MEN OF MULLINS.
Five large three-story tobacco prize
actories are here 40 by 70 ana 50 by 80
eet. Five large cotton ginneries are
iere the fine owned hv the Daniel Sud
>ly Company, having a capacity of 50
lales daily. Mr. B. G. Smith owns the
ther and his business is large in this
land of tobacco and cotton. Two large
grist mills, are here and the business
men, all of them, are asking for a bank.
The figures here given show what business
a bank could expect and the business
men have money which they are
ready to invest in a bank. Twc
churches are here and a fine school, of
which latter Mr. J. E. Buzhardt is
principal, and he has two assistants.
Mrs. Elizabeth Martin now has a cosy
well kept hotel, but this is being replaced
bv a lareer one. which Mrs. Mar
tin found necessary.
The tobacco buyers, a strong corps of
fine workers, are Messrs. G. H. Yarboro,
J. T. Pope, T. D. Wright, W. A.
Gray, M. V. Pope, W. T. Jefferson, R.
B. Hester, C. 0. Dixon. D. T. Yancey,
W. C. Scott. V. W. Williams, Carolina
Tobacco Company, Gorman-Wright
Company, Staples & Co., and A. B.
The business firms which add strength
(? the reputation of Mullins,are the W.
H. Daniell Supply Company, W. H.
Ttanioll nraoldonf- rjnnrtro T? "R
JUWUiVii. J.VV/M. ? VU?
secretary and treasurer; Dunbar & Edwards,
Cooper & Cooper, McMillan &
Reaves, Smith & Smith, Smith & Teasley.
TV. A. Hardwiek, J. W. Rogers,
E. P. Junrette, J. M. Bethea, Smith &
Collins, B. G. Smith and L. E. Rogers.
Among the leading physicians is Dr. F.
On Wednesday, September 8, one
ware house here sold 26,335 pounds of
tobacco for $2,076,99, and on the day
following 36,182 pounds sold for $2,499
18. These are hardly average daily records,
but were taken from the books,
and sales were made before my arrival.
The Enterprise, a progressive paper
edited by Mr.N. D. Johnson,does valuable
work for Mullins, -which is much
Railroad facilitias here are furnished
by the Atlantic Coast Line, and are all
that is necessary. Lands are plentiful
and can be purchased in such lots and
at such priecs as will be a good investment
for any live man.
Mullins has be?n and is still doing
splendid work and your correspondent
takes great pleasure in congratulating
her baud of workers on the wonderful
results which ihey have achieved and
which they so well deserve.
J. E. Norment, in News and Courier.
Democrats Forced the War; Republicans
Managed the Army.
No amount of falsehood, of vituperation,
of boasting, of turgid rhetoric on
the part of the Republican organs and
stump speakers can destroy these two
facts- The Democrats forced the war.
The Republicans managed tho army.
All the striving of the party of false'
pretenes, all its muddying of the water
cannot obscure or alter this cold, unvarnished
truth. The Republicans
cannot evade it The record is against
The Democrats forced the war.
They supported the war with supplies
to conduct it and men to fight its battles.
But they did not manage it.
They are not responsible for putting
a corrupt politician with a tainted military
record in charge of its war department;
-nor for the appointment of
shoals of inexperienced and ignorant
political hangers-on, who could not
take care of themselves in private life,
to places in the commissary, quartermaster
and medical departments,
where the lives, health and comfort of
thousands of the conntry's bravest and
best depended upon their admintstrations;nor
for insufficiency of food,
medicines, surgeons and ambulances on
the battlefields, nor for crowding
troops in foul cattle ships; nor for
transporting sick and wounded soldiers
in pestilent hospital ships without pure
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vraxer, siumumm, uieuiwucs. ancuuauvc
or proper food; nor for the furnishing
of enlisted men with 3hoddy blankets
and sleazy clothing and paper-soled
shoes at extortionate prices; nor for the
fever campg: nor for all the other blunders
and horrors of Algerism.
For these things the Democrats are
not to blame. For these tilings the
people ask from the Repubsicans an
SO THIRD PRIMARY.
Two Berkeley Candidates to Fight it
Out 111 tue General .Election.
That an election should be enjoined
in this state ia somewhat of a novelty.
It is so unusual that some people are
beginning to believe that every business
of whatever nature or kind is subject
to a judicial injunction. It will
be remembered that during the two
meetings of the State Democratic Executive
committee there was a contest
between Morrison and Sanders for the
shrievalty of Berkeley county. Sanders
beat Morrison on the face of the returns
and the committee referred the matter
back to the county committee. The
latter stuck to its original decision and
Mr. Morrison again appealed. The
state committee, thereupon, acting as
it did in the senatorial contest from
Sumter, ordered another primary election
to be held on the second Tuesday
in October. Mr. Hawkins K.Jenkins,
representing Mr. Sanders, who was declared
the nominee, appeared before
the chief justice today on a writ of certorari,
and the chief justice issued an
order directed to the State Executive
committee enjoining either or their
representatives from holding an elec
tion until the further order of the
court. The case is put down for hearing
on the special docket, but the court
does not meet again until November 22.
The election will have been held by
that time and unless some other action
is taken in the meantime, these two
aspirants for the shrievalty will have to
fight it out in the general election. Mr.
Morrison was not represented in the
court. The order is not exactly in the
nature of an injunction, as such writs
are legally defined, but it practically
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amounts to tne same ining.?^oiumoia
Good Man to Get Rid Of.
D. Phillips of Savannah, a private in
the Second Georgia regiment, was
locked up drunk at Atlanta by a provost
guard and was not searched.
Phillips had on his person a revolver,
and as soon as left alone amused himself
by shooting at other prisoners
walking in the corridor outside. He
shot Claude Love, another white prisoner,
through the head. He made a
desperate fight when the officers went
to disarm him. Love is in the hospital
in a serious condition, but may live.
; ON THE WARPATH.
Rumored Massacre of Gen. Bas
, con arid His Force.
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: SCENE NEAR LEECH LAKE.
Causes of the Uprising of the
M'lt i! . ^1
miager inaiar>s on ine v*mppewa
A dispatch from "Walker, Minn, says
a hard fight occurred with the Indians
on the other side of Leech Lake Thursday.
An attempt was made to laud on
the island and rescue the wounded
' soldiers and get the bodies of the unfortunate
bluecoats who were killed,
The attempt was partly successful so
far in that four bodies were recovered
and nine soldiers who were wounded
were rescued, but the citizens were driven
to the boat and the boat driven from
the shores by skulking redskins. A
special train with 215 of the Third
infantry from Fort Shelling, under
, command of Lieut. Col. Harbach of
the department of Dakota, arrived in
Walker at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon
Another special train will leave Brainerd
tonight with 200 or 250 more soldiers.
Inspector Tinker expressed the
opinion that with 500 soldiers the Indians
will be subdued, but thinks there
will be bloodshed and may be lots of
It is said the Indians from the Mills
Lacs reservation have started 300
strong to join the Leech lake Indians,
and if this is the case it will require
500 additional troops to quell the disturbance.
They are reported to be well
armed and going north at a rapid rate.
Two.hunters came in Thursday afternoon
from the woods and reported a
band of 15 or 20 Indians going north,
and it is supposed that they are an advance
guard to the Mille Lacs Indians,
or a party of their scouts. The men
were not close enough to them to say
whether 'they were painted or not, but
knew they were armed. The inhabitants
of Walker, Lotrup and Hackensack,
Minn., are terrified beyond measnrA
or?/^ ooY?mqc oa otttia
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ammunition are procurable. Little
sleep is taken by the majority of the
Since the uprising of the Bear island
Indians the Indians at the Leech lake
agency have been quiet till Thursday,
but word has arrived from the agency
that the Indians have broken out and
the authorities have no control over
them and fear there will be raore bloodshed.
The condition of Bacon's men,
even if they were safe from annihilation,
must be deplorable. They arc
illy supplied with overcoats and blankets,
tents they have none. Their food
supplies were short when -they landed
and they were in no shape to stand a
a ttt n i / . rrvt
A vvaiKer, inmn., special to xne
Dispatch says:' A boat from the scene
of action has just arrived. Fighting is
still progressing. Maj. Wilkinson,
one sergeant and three privates were
killed and eight-wounded, Kay Bay
Gway Tish, chief of Indian police^
killed. It was impossible to bring the'
wounded to town, for the Indians kept
up a constant" fire on the boat: :'-?"
special train with 200 addition soldier?
will arrive here at 2. p. m., when they
will be transferred to the scene of action
as soon as possible. Not more
than four Indians have been "killed and
only two wounded. Capt. Sheehan,
head deputy United States marshal,
arrived on the boat with a flesh wound
in the abdomen and one in the right
arm. He says the Pillagers do not
number more than 100. but thev fieht
only as demoniacal savages can. Unless
overpowered by superior numbers,
not one of them will quit fighting while
he has any breath in his carcass. They
are holding out now with the hope that
the Cass lake Indians will soon arrive
to their assistance. If they should
arrive before our troops are reinforced,
the soldiers will have a desperate time
of it. Afte the reinforcements get
here it will take two hours to emba- :
them and two hours more for them to
get to Sugar point. Therefore, the
best that can be expected is that they
will not be abje to render much assistance
except as to the force of numbers
until daylight Friday. The newspaper
correspondents are all right.'
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones
Thursday received the following dispatch
from Indian Agent J. H. Southerland,
dated at "Walker, Minn., last
"The trouble at Leech lake originated
in annsenence of an arrest made
by a deputy United States marshal of
an Indian on a warrant. The Indians
overpowered the marshal and rescued
the prisoner. Troops were set here
to assist the marshal in arresting the
rescuers. I have been here a week
doing my best to get the Indians to
give themselves up and save trouble,
but they would not. Today the troops
and Indians had several battles. The
United States marshal has asked for
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a renious xnp.
The United States transport Massachusetts.
Captain Robinson, which
sailed from Santiago September 23, arrived
at New York Wednesday and
proceeded tto anchorage off Liberty
island. "While at Santiago the coal in
the Massachusetts' bunkers took fire,
and it was necessary to jettison 100
tons. A portion of this coal was taken
on board again. On going to sea the
fire again broke out in the fir# bunkers
and smoldered for three days. It was
finally extinguished by the use of steam,
and the steamer reached port without
Murdered by a WomanGeorge
Saxton, a brother of Mrs.
William McKinlev. was shot dead at
'6.10 o'clock Friday evening before the
residence of Mrs. Eva B. Althouse,
widow of the late George Althouse. 319
Lincoln avenue. Canton. 0., where he
is presumed to have gone to make a
call. Five shots were fired, three of
which entered his body. Mrs. Anna
C. George has been placed under arrest
on suspicion of the murder.
Orders to Go to Cuba.
Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee received an
order from the war department Friday
directing him to move his command
from Jacksonville, Fla., to Savannah,
<ia.. ana get in readiness to emDanr ior ;
Habana by the last of this month. The
Second South Carolina regiment forms
a part of Gen. Lee's command.
! TROOPS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
; Four Brigades of Soldiers Camped in
All doubt as to the disposition of the
I troops in South Carolina is ended by
j the order of Gen. Miles. South Carolina
will get four brigades and Georgia
ten. The assignments are not proportioned
to the population, size or number
of suitable localities in the two
States, but when we remember Georgia's
knack of" getting the lion's share
of e^ecything Uncle Sam has to give
we are moved to be thankful that the
disparity is not greater. Columbia,
Greenville. Spartanburg and Summer- \
ville will each get a brigade. Greenville j
will be the headquarters of the second j
division, second corps, but will not, j
like other division headquarters, have s
two or more regiments. We presume ^
.that the selection of the Mountain City ]
J was made because of the nearness of \
j Greenville and Spartanburg, the two j
points havinsr between them the bulk ,
of the division. To Columbia will t
come regiments from Rhode Island, x
j Tennessee and Delaware; to Greenville j
; will go regiments from New York, j
West Virginia and New Jersey; to j
Spartanburg regiments from Missouri, i
Massachusetts and New York; and no t
Summerville regiments from Pennsyl- f
vania. Connecticut and Ohio. We are t
very well pleased with the assignments t
for the State. Here in Columbia'we
will have, judging from the numbers of;
the regiments, the first troops, saised.c
in three States?and they ought to con;, t
stitute the cream.?Columbia State. a
THEY MUST LEAVE. ^
The Enemy Must Get Out of Cuba and [
Porto Bico. . s
President McKinley .has cabled the
United States military commission at f
Porto Rico that the island must be evacuated
by tha Spanish forces on or
before October 18. and that the Spanish
commissioners be ko informed. In case s
j of the failure of the Spaniards to com- r
plete the evacuation by that date, the T,
United States commissioners are di- Z
rected to take possession and exercise ?
all of the functions of government, ,
and, in case it is found to be impossible
to secure transportation for the I
Spanish troops by October 18, they may ,
be permitted to go into temporary *
quarters until the transports can be x
secured to take them to Spain. This i
fact was developed at today's cabinet i
meeting, and it was also stated that
from this time forward a more vigorous r
policy would be pursued with respect ?
to the evacuation of Cuba. The Presi- ,
dent has notified the United States
evacuation commission at Habana that ?
the Spaniards, would be expected to g
have evacuated the island by Decern- ?
be^l, with a strong intimation that in '
case of failure the United States would ^
brook no further delay, but immediately
thereafter take possession of the ?
Only Two Saved. fc:
James Howe and Joseph Meyers, two *
negro sailors who belonged to the
schooner -Sarah E. Palmer, were v
brought to Charleston Tuesday from s
Edisto island, where they had washed *
upon the beach clinging to a.plank. *1
They tell a terrible story of the wreck
nf their vessel in the storm nf Snndar- v
last, seven miles off the Charleston P
light ship. The Sarah E. Palmer, ?
Capt. Whittier, was a four-masted ?.
schooner of Bath, Me. She was bound tj
from Charlotte Harbor, Fla., to Carta- &
ret, N. J., and was caught off this _
coast in the West Indian cyclone of "
Sunday. She sprang a leak early that P
morning when off the Charleston light- ^
ship; and went down in spite of all her '
captain and crew could do to save her. ?
Cspt. Wiiittierand all the crew, save j*
Rowe aad Meyers, were lost. Those *
lost were: Capt. Wiiittier, First-mate
Briggs, Second-mate McDonald, a Nor- ?
wegian steward, Pat Haley and seamen
Wallace Stanford and Thomas Leveret.
Rowe and Meyers were washed np on ^
the beach after clinging to a plank for
15 honrs. - r<
Smallpox in Sumtor. e
Friday Gov. Fllerbe received a tele- ^
gram from Dr. James Evans, chairman a
of the State board of health, saying: S1
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"Uases or smallpox and a number ot *
persons exposed reported from Sumter P
county. Shall I incur expense of iso- 4
lating, guarding and treating them not- a
withstanding appropriation for that *
purpose is exhausted/' In the absence k
of Gov. Ellerbe. Mr. "W. Boyd Evans. fc
his private secretary, wired Dr. Evans e
to use whatever precaution is necessa- to
ry to check the spread of the disease.
When the whole State was threatened
with the dread disease last winter, Dr.
Evans was very aggressive in the en- &
deavor to check the infection, and he ^
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outbreak, as he will be aided by his '
previous! experience in dovetailing law o
and medicine together for the protec- a
tion of the people.?State. ^
Five Men Killed. v
Five men were shot from ambush and y
killed in Cannon county, Tenn., 20 t
miles east of Chattanooga, on Saturday. 1
One of the victims was the Rev. A. C. ?
Webb and his son was another. John vi
Rollings worth is suspected of doing t]
the deed with the help of two friends tl
and he is reported to have been since r<
shot and killed. The five men were in
Hollingsworth's barn, having gathered
there to sell some of his effects under
a judgment for $700 obtained against o
him for killing a man a year ago. # d
Biddled with Bullets. -j
Wright Smith, colored, who on Sep- tl
temDer s attemptea an assault on Dirs. ii
Morrison, the wife of Capt. J. Morri- lj
son of the Third district, residing near . e:
Jones' Station, Md., was taken from C(
jail shortly after 2 o'clock Wednesday tl
morning and shot. The lynching party tl
went to the jail, pointed guns at Night w
Watchman Duval 1. and took the pris- p
oner to Sanders' lot, near the city cemetery,
and riddled the body with bullets.
A Story of the Sea. b<
The Norwegian bark Sichein, Capt. I e:
Lorensen, from Apalachico. June 13, ci
for Buenos Ayres, was picked up by gi
l the Italian bark Speme on September 3 s<
in lattitude 6, longitude 6, The cap- 1c
tain, first and second officers and three ei
of the crew were dead. There was no- tc
body aboard the vessel capable of navi- di
eating her. The first officer of the li
Speme took charge of the Sichem and hi
navigated her to port. li:
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THE LATE STORM.;
Many Houses Flooded and Vessels
Driven on Land.
GOOD MANY PEOPLE KILLED
The Storm Did Considerable
Damage in a Large Number
of Crties and
A dispatch by tug H. M. C. Smith,
to the Savsmah Morning News 3tates
that two persons were drowned at Fernandina,
Fla. Water flooded a big
portion of the city and sent many vessels
high and dry on the beach. Telegraph
systems are prostrated and railroads
have suspended operations. The
;wo fatalities were children. The fam
:ly of mother and father and three
children were in their house when the
;ide carried it away. One of the boys
mdertook to ?ive his baby brother;
)ut was unable to reach the shore, beng
forced to drop the child. The
'ather was rescued from a tree and the
nother drifted ashore. The crew at
;he quarantine station were rescued *
!rom a life raft, the station being enireiy
destroyed. The Smith brings
he first news of Fernandina's experi;nce
to the outside world.
The water during the hurricane of
tf Sunday was never- knownvto be so
ligh in the history of the city. It was
is and eight feet deep over some of
he docks and the tug lying by the side
>f the wharf was lifted on it and setlin?
down smashed it. The water at
he court house was a foot deep and
everal feet deep in the stores on Genre
street. Every dry goods and groery
store on the street was damaged
>y the high water or by the rain comng
through the roofs.
Every building at the quarantine
tation was swept out of existence and
lot a vestage of any was reported to
emain. The damage and ruin at
Amelia beach was almost as complete.
U1 the cottages but two are said to
Lave been carried out to sea, besides
he entire south end of the Beach hotel
rhich is a wreck. The rescuing of the
amilies and a few xick soldiers at
Amelia Beach was one of the distictive
eatures of the day at Fernandina.
lealizing that these persons at the
each, abont-35 in number, would bo
- Mr. Beckham, yardmaster of the P.
}. & P. railroad, took an engine and
wo freight cars and calling for voluneers
pulled out for the beech *soon
fter 9 o'clock in the morning. Before
eaching the beach the fire in the enine
was extinguished by the high waer
on the track. There was pressure of
team sufficient to continue to the
each, aud after taking on the load of
assengers. who had began to think
heir last day had come, to get back to
high place on the line where the pary
would be safe from the encroaching T)
The damage to shipping was also teere.
One schooner was carried ont to
ea and nothing has been heard of it;
nother sehooner heavily laden with
amber, lies in about two feet of water.
'he tug Ida B. belonging in Jackson-* ?
ille, is snugly ensconsed on a nice dry ^
lace in the sand fully three hundred
ards from the water. The experience
f Fernandina was a fearful one and
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Complete details from Brunswick,
ra., and surrounding country are imossible
because of the prostration of
jlegraph and telephone systems,
lampbell Island, 12 miles from Darien,
n the Altama river, is said to have
een completely swept away and only
tiree persons succeeded in getting off
lie island. There is no definite inforlation
as to the population of the isind,
and estimates of the number supossdto
have perished range from 20 to,
0. The population wholly of colored
ruck growers. Four deaths are now
sported from BrunswickDamage
to property there is estimat-,
d at half a million dollars. News
rom the outlying islands is not obtainable.
The Norwegian bark Louise,
chooner Blanch Hopkins, schooner
Laron. schooner Helen L. Bartin. and
ilot boats E. B. Jordan and Gracie
re ashore. The pilot boat Pride sank . '
t h?r dock. The steamer Edgmont
rent across the marsh to Crispen ismd
and her bow is sticking up in a
ree. There are no docks left at Darin.
An Associated Press dispatch
oat is said to have sunk.
Eloped With DaughterA
special from Pine Blufs, Ark.,
ays: In Saline county Thursday Joe
IcKinney, a young farmer, accompaied
by his brother and a friend, eloped
rith the daushter of Chas. Tavlor. an
ther fanner. The wedding party took
wagon and started for Redfield.
Fhen within five miles of there, Tayor
overtook the party and opened fire
rith a gun, firing both barrels info the
ragon without effect. McKinney reamed
the fire with a revolver killing
'aylor. The body was left in the road
rhile the party drove on to Redfield,
'here the eloiJers were married. After
he ceremony the four surrendered
hemselves to the polic#. McKinney
anted a farm from Taylor. . ~
A New Life Saver.
A man's life was saved by a chew*
f tobacco in New York state the other
ay. tie was cnewmg at tne time
bat he fell overboard from a skiff.
'he quid of tobacco lodged in his
hroat and prevented him from swallowig
water. He was fished out and reeved
of the tobacco stopper, and, '
xcept for the wetting and a little ougiiing
spell, was none the worse for *
le experience, The manufacturers of
le brand of tobacco he was ehewinir
ill probably now advertise it as a life
A Prophet of EviL
A Greensboro, X. C., kgtrologe
redicts that the next thirty days wil
e characterized in New York.by an
sceptional amount of bloodied,
rime and fires. He says further ithat
ilt-edged stocks and bonds will be
illiag from $10 to $20 on the $WH) ?
>wer by Nov. 1 than they are at presit.
Cotton, he declares, has not yet
>uched bottom, but will go much lodfer
iring October A few more prophets ? ^
ie -this, and the fellow will quajpy
mself to ran for congress on the