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VOL. LIII. WINNSBORO. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 9, 1898. NO. 14.
1L A LARGE CROWD.
g The Signs Point to a Big Attenn
dance at the Fair.
THE "FALL OF MANILA."
This Presentation of Itself Will
Be a Great Attraction. Fireworks
in Addition Good
< ^Exhibits Already Assured.
Columbia, Nov. 5.?Special:?la the
past week the information received
by Col. T. \V. Holloway, the
ft secretary and general manager of the !
State Agricultural and Mechanical
Society, confirms his previous opinion
* as to the certainty of a fiae attendance
from every part of South Carolina, at
?. the fair of the Society, commencing on
?!! Monday the 14th inst. Great interest
j! is shown in this year's gathering, and
the county papers especially are calling
attention-to it. The railroad rates are
very low, and the accommodations for
^\visitors will be all that can be desired.
^ Pain's Manila.
The great spectacle?Pain's Fall of
"Manila?will nf course constitute a
a j leading attraction. The gentlemen in
j charge of this feature are already busily
engaged in making the necessary prefix
parations at the fair grounds. In aadiHp
tion to the presentation of the battle,
B| as already noted in this correspondence
Bf there will be a grand display of fireKf
works, as follows:
1. Salute of 2 Aeriel guns, fired from
15 inch mortars.
2. Illumination of the grounds with
powerful colored lights, changing color
3. Ascent of two balloons, carrying
magnesium lights, flooding the entire
neighborhood with dazzling lights,
finishing with a string of jewels 100 feet
long, constantly change color as they
float through space; and other pleasing
4. Display of 50 one and two pound
rockets, containing Paine's far us Man^
hattan Beach combinations, and fired
^ so as to. blend the continued varied
5. Flying Pigeons of fire, crossing
and recrossing the grounds.
6. Two batteries of large Saucissons.
7. Salvo of five fifteen inch bombs,
with latest novelties and effects.
8. Flight of 3 Rockets, containing
| twin parachutes.
k 9. Bayonet Tourbillon or umbrellas
" of fire, in ascent and decent.
10. The Star Spangled Banner in
11. 2 Large Mines of Serpents of
12. Salvo of 6 15 inch shells, Couleur
de Rose, Amethysts and Rubies,
. Pearls and Sapphires, Old Gold,
L Corise, etc.
13. Ascent of 4 four pound hanging
"stain rockets., first introduced into
Pyrotechny by Paine.
14. Exhibition of 2 Batteries of Yar^gated
^BfefcAlladins' Jeweled Tree of Jb'ire.
Large Deveil-among-the tailors
: v onS of the most amusing pieces in PyIrotechny.
^ 17. Salvo of 24-inch shell, containing
all the latest effects, invented by
Paine for the 1893 seasons at vManhattan
18. Ascent of three pounds Paine's
^ Chromatic Star Rockets the most admired
of all recent novelties in fire'
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117m -ulSUClil' \JL Ci.ilyvuuu AWMVVMJ
the Pleiades or 7 Floating Stars.
20. Ascent of three pound rockets
Opal Showers, Laburnam blossoms and
21. Aerial Novelty, Salvo of 9 reIpeating
shells. opening red, changing
4.0 white, finishing blue.
22. Fire Portraits of Admiral Dewey
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tfenerai i>uuer, jjieuieuaat xiuusuu,
Admiral Schley, General Wheeler,
Lieutenant Victor Blue. etc.
23. Explosion of Two immense cracky
* -er mines.
24 Salvo of 24 inch bombs, liquid
. tfire, Comotic Bain, Alladin's Jewels,
25. Display of Paine's Aerial Novelties.
L 26, The Hanging Gardens.
IL IT 27. The Great Bear.
* D28. Peacock's Plumes.
i 29 Xafcional Streamer.
?130. Magnesium star.
31. Electric Star.
k32. Design in Fire?Peace with
Honor, won by American Valor.
33. Batteries of two large Colored
34. Brilliant illumination of the
Grounds with Kuby Compound,
35. Salvo of Paine's celebrated 24
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men D0II1US. iUUUU t/U^gteiv. JUMtavt
of Moonlights,, etc.
36. Flight of 6 pound rockets, with
floating festoons of. fire. Paine's speialty
and not attempted by any other
fc? Pyrotechnists. Called bv Mark Twain
I "Aerial Sleigh Bells."
37. Beautiful Diamond Dust Screen,
100 feet long.
38. The Golden Cloud studded with
jewels, produced by the simultaneous
discharge of inch shells.
39. Battery of Italian Streamers.
P 40. Battery of Electric Spreader
*%?. Battery of Fame's Chromatic
42. Battery of Gold Showers.
^ 43. Salvo of 42 inch shells, Paine's
Manhattan Beach Bombs, shooting
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44. Ascent of 8 pound Congreve
Rockets, with Cometic^Stars.
45. The starry flag, produced bysimultaneous
discharge of 9 bombs.
^ 46, Ascent of prismatic whirlwinds.
Bt 47. Quintuple Repeating Bombs,
I turquoise, emeralds, rubies. Amethysts,
Pearls, etc. All 1S9S Novelties.
48. 3Iother of Thousands. The 189S
4y. Fight between the Spanish Flagship
Maria Teresa, and the (J. S. S.
Brooklyn; the Blowing up of the Maine
the sinking of the Merrimac.
/ 50. Magnificent Aerial Bouquet,
\ produced by simultaneous discharge of
100 large colored rockets.
51. The famous Reproduction of the
Battle of Manila Bay, between the
Spanish and American Fleets, the
greatest fireworks spectacle ever ; resented
to the people of the South. This
portion of the display alone occupies a
half hour or more. and is alone worth a
trip to Columbia.
Special trains on all the roads will
- be held until the fireworks display is
Comfortable seats will be provided
; for the spectators.
There will be given a number of lifelike
portraits of the leading military
and naval heroes of the Spanish war,
every one who can possibly do so should
arrange to see the display.
FORTUNE TELLER KILL?,7) HER.
Girl Frightened to Death by a Prediction
From Tea Leaves.
In the sudden and still unexplained
death of Letitia M. Hall at Wolcott, N.
Y., the Society for Psychical Kesevch
has ample field for investigation. The
case is a nine day's wonder throughout
Eastern "Wayne county, though all the
facts are still far from being generally
Miss Hall was 19 years old and the
daughter of Hamilton Hall, a West
Butler farmer living about 4 miles
southwest of this village. She was the
youngest of several girls, petite, vivacious
and pretty. Socially she was popular,
being generally known among the
people by the quizzical nickname of
''Miss Seven-for-a-Cent," owing to her
diminutive stature, whic-h was under 5
feet. Tnroughout her childhood Miss
Hall was of marked nourotic temperament,
being subject to prolonged fits of
"the blues," with spasms, fainting
spells and other symptoms of acute ner
vousness, but in recent years she had
been entirely free from such attacks.
Hei parents and friends had not the
slightest doubt that her health was
A week ago she accompanied Seward
Thorn to this village and remained over
night as the guest of his sister, Josie,
and the following morning, as a youthful
prank, the three decided to visit
Madame Herter, the Roose secress, a
woman famous throughout "Western
New York, and have their fortunes
In the highest spirits they drove to
Mrs. Herter's home and were speedily
closeted with her. Her particular
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inspecting the grounds left from a cup
of tea, a whirl of the inverted cup sufficing
for each questioner. Miss
Thorn's fortune was commonplace and
increased the hilarity of the young people,
but when Miss Hall's turn came
the old witch hesitated, consulted the
cup a second time and then called the
girl aside to an adjacent room, her face
being t rive, even awe^-stricken, while
Miss Hall laughed lightly.
When they returned a moment later,
however, the laugh had disappeared,
nnH frfcp fir] anneared frightened. She
begged her companions to leave the
house at once, and they, vainly trying
to rally her spirits, complied.
Once upon the road, after mucli urging,
Miss Hall told them that Mrs.
Herter, with due solemnity, even with
tears, had informed her that she had
not three days more to live. So deep
an impression had this made upon the
girl's mind that she shuddered, seeming
convinced of the absolute truth of
the alleged prophecy.
The three attended church on Sun^
/lair on(] immodlittplv a?ter f.flft
uaj r<f r.uijus^ au;u uM,u*vmw? w ?
service Miss Hall became ill and
spasms followed. She soon died and
the doctors report that her death resulted
from paralysis caused by fright.
A TRAVELING POSTOFFICE.
Mail Wagon to Collect and Deliver
Letters on a Thirty Mile Route.
The postofftce department decided
"Wednesday to make a new exp^iment
in the rural free delivery system,
which is, in effect, the establishment of
a traveling postoffice. Some time ago
a resident of Westminister, Md.. wrote
to the department offering to build such
a postoffice, to be drawn by two horses,
and to establish a system between
Westminister and the surrounding
villages, covering a distance of thirty
miles, for $1,375 a year. The plan was
The wagon will be similar to the
postoffice wagons in use in the cities.
The postman will start from Westminister
in the mornitg and visit a number
of small towns in the vicinity collecting
and delivering mail en route. Any
farmer living within two miles of the
road along which the wagon passes will
be allowed to place a letter box at the
roadside, in which his mail can be deposited
by the carrier, and from f,hich
the carrier will take the out going
At several small places where there
is no postoffice a number of boxes will
be put up, which will practically form
an automatic postoffice. The inventor
of the scheme will act as postmaster,
and will sell stamps, money orders, etc,
ofimr\ onoccArf t.^om fnr f\l~>o
mails. While driving out in the morning
he will assort the mail for delivery!
and, when returning he will prepare it
to be placed on the tsain. He expects
to barely make expenses, but the government
will pay him a royalty on all
similar wagons should the scheme be
put in general operation. It is believed
that bv this mothod much more
work can be done than by a single carrier.
A highway robbery was committed on
the road leading from Lockhart to Mt.
Tabor, in Union county, Wednesday
evening about dark. The victim was
Mr. Johu H. Inman, a prominent farmer
of the Mt. Tabor community. Mr.
Inman was returning from Lockhart,
where he had been to sell cotton.
When within a mile of his father's
j home ne was attacKea oy tnrce men,
two Negroes and a vrliite man, whe
knocked him senseless and abstracted
from his pocket $219 in cash, the proceeds
of his cotton. Mr. Ipman was
left lying in the road until about 9:30
o'clock, when he was found by two
Negroes who passed along that way.
These Negroes had a buggy brought up
and carried Mr. Inman home. Search
was immediately instituted for the
guilty parties, and Wednesday Wade
Jeter, a notorious Negro, was arrested
and lodged in jail. The other two are
! spotted and their capture is only a mat
| ter of time.
Should Read Up.
Governor Tanner, of Illinois, contin|
ues to refer to Negro miners from Alaj
bama as 'foreigners."' The governor
! should read up on the constitution, and
learn that any citizen of one state has
; a right to enter peaceably the borders
I of another. Governor Tanner will
i have to relinquish his Gatling gun
A BUGLE BLAST.
; What Senator McLaurin Said to a
North Carolina Audience.
A MOST FERVENT APPEAL.
! A Summons to the True Men of
the old North State to Maintain
the Civilization Inherited
from their Forefathers.
The following is a synopsis of the
eloqent and powerful speech delivered
by Senator John L. McLaurin, at Old
Hundred, Richmond county, last Friday,
prepared especially for the Wil-'
Fellow Citizens: In the various great
cities of the land, ';Peace Jubilees''
are bein? held to celebrate the slorious
I achievements of American valor in two
! hemispheres, on both the land and the
sea. I have heard everywhere, except
in this State, sounds of joy. They are
extending the blessings of liberty to
other lands, while there hangs over you
the black shadow of Negro domination.
North Carolina deserveo a better fate.
She has never failed when duty called.
In this war she gave the first sacrifice
of blood when Bagley died at Cardenas.
She gave my old schoolmate, the gallant
JBili Shipp, at Santiago, and Victor
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I5iue, 01 ooutn uaronna, am xiooson
are both of good old Tar Heel stock. It
does seem hard, just at this time, for
the people of this State to be threatened
with-a yoke more hateful, and more
galling to race pride, than the rule of
Spain over Cuba.
In other States, campaign issues are
being discussed, it is gold or silver, tariff
or-war, Republican or Democrat. In
North Carolina the one issue is white
supremacy or negro domination. This,
ieiiow citizens, is tne one paramount
issue, all others are dwarfed into insignificance.
No use to talk "Fusion,"
there is but one kind of fusion now
possible in North Carolina. Be it said
to their credit, the Negroes themselves
have torn the mask from the bastard arrangement
that has controlled under
the rotten guise of "Fusion." The
only "Fusion" now for a decent white
man, ?is a "Fusion" into your "white
unions," sealed^in the sacredness of
the common blood of your race, and
pledged to the redemption of this grand
old State from the misrule and corruption
that follow Negro domination.
T* n _ \r._i.!.
reuow citizens, in was upon norm
Carolina soil that the first declaration
of independence was madt,
and it was the brave men of this
State and my own who turned the tide
of battle as Cowpens and King's Mountain
so that it never stopped until the
surrender at Yorktown.
Your ancestors carved an empire out
of a wilderness, redeemed it from savage
red men, and then wrested it from
the British Lion. Shall vou turn the
-gpodtj-facrn.a.gtf uvcr w biavtfs auu ilc ciiltctren
of slaves? All the proud
traditions of the Caucasian race forbid.
nn?o!an fn rnlf> I
comes from God. Where he is found
he governs. It is in his blood. His
commission is printed on his brow by
the hand of the Almighty, and the record
of his race is marked in all the
histories of the past in all the countries
of the earth. Anglo-Saxon civilization
in North Carolina will never retreat
in the face of a conflict with an
inferior race. Every State in the south
has had this same ordeal to go through,
but in sDite of the Dower of federal bay
onets, in every struggle, thanks be to
God, our civilization has been maintained,
and in every conflict it has ultimately
triumphed. The constitutions
of South Carolina, Mississippi and
Louisiana tell the story.
It does my heart good, and warms
my blood to hear how grandly the
white people of all political parties and
shades of opinion are responding to that
good old battle cry, "White supremacy!"
This is the keynote. In the past it
has saved our homes and protected our
women from insult and degradation. It
supplies a motive that makes strong the
arm of feebleness and nerves even the
uWhite supremacy!" Under that inspiration,
let us hope that on the 8th
of November, the black clouds will roll
away and the clear sun shine upon a
people redeemed and free?free from
terror of a worse than Egyptian bondage.
The manner in which you are conducting
your campaign reminds me of
a story of two Irishmen. They landed
in New York from the steamer and
walked out into Jersey and laid down
to spend the night alongside of the
railroad track. DuriDg the night ouc
of them woke up at the noise of an express
train. The ground trembled with
the rumble and roar while a great big
fiery eye glared at them. Terrorstricken
he shook his companion,
t;wake up Jamie, wake up; these Americans
are moving hell to same other
Well, you Xorth Caiolinians seem
determined to move hell to some other
place, and I hope you will succeed;
only don't move it down across the
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Carolina. Cuba would be a pretty good
place to move it to. They ought to be
used to hell there by this time.
In North Carolina, as I view the case
it is not even a question of a partly
white 2nd a partly black government.
There is no compromise and strange to
say the color linti is drawn by the Negroes
themselves. I am glad that it is
so. Your troubles will end sooner.
Had the Negroes been conservative and
shown some judgment your State might
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nave Deen comrojuea Dy iusitm iur i
years, but ;'whom the gods would de- !
stroy they first make mad." The Negroes
have openly announced their intention
to make it a race matter and
dominate to the exclusion of their
white allies. This is the history of
i every southern State. The Negroes by
j themselves have never in a single in|
stance been able to gain control, but
have been led by the white men, wnom
they always repudiate as soon as they
gain power. The reason the negroes
repudiate, as soon as possible, their
white allies, is because the negro is
ambitious. His one great ambition is
o become a white man, and if he despises
one thing more than another it
is a white man who has become a ne
gro, and the first neck his heel will
tread upon is the white man's through
whose vote he gains power. It is a
question not of Republicanism, Democracy
or Populist; it is the preservation
of your civilization. It was Macauly,
I believe, who said of the French revolution,
;"It destroyed liberty, but preserved
civilization." It was an awful
ealamitv. when, after the war. a vast
horde of ignorant voters were enfranchised.
5lore than once have our people
been face to face with the dread
choice between liberty and civilization.
Once in South Carolina Wade Hampton
thrilled the hearts of our people
with the words. "I will be governor of j
South Carolina, or by the Eternal we
will have a military government. Better
for me a military despotism than
a civilization inferior, degraded and
Social and political conditions under
any government are rotten when a public
speaker can give utterance to such
ideas and sentiments as are reported at
Mason's X Roads a few days ago. A
white man advising negroes to assault
white women! Great God! has he a
white mother? has he sisters? Such a
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monsier snouia oe scounjeu anu unvcu
by decent Negroes themselves beyond
the pale of civilization.
The office holders read the handwriting
on the wall. The letter of the Wilmington
postmaster is ' a straw which
shows which way the wind blows."
It is the manifest intention of the
Negroes to control this State, and I
hrmly believe if they carry this election
large numbers will come from
other States. A determined effort is
now being made in the eastern part of
the State to terrorize the whites into
subjection, and the basest, meanest
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irung or an. is sucn tnreais against our
women as are being made.
It is manifest that the Negro is not
satisfied with being accorded his constitutional
rights. In no State in this
Union is he in such a position as in
North Carolina. There is not a New
Engiand town that would submit for 24
hours to what the refined and cultivated
people of "Wilmington, Xewbern and
Greenville have for two years. Your
people have been patient and long-sufAtitMM
CI1JJ?. aWO UUUlUUt ? 1UJJL COsion
of your municipalities and appoint
ing negro justices and policemen they
seemed inspired with a vindicative desire
to make their sway as odious and
oppressive as possible to their white
fellow citizens. ''No taxation without
representation," and yet people who pay
no taxes assess your property and disburse
I also read ;n the papers that an attempt
is being made to import Federal
troops, but I do not believe the President
will be led into such a scheme.
If he does the American people will
hold him responsible for the consequences.
If the troops come and see
what the white people have to endure
in the eastern counties, they will sympathize
with you, just as they did with
in If the President was here
himself to see the humiliation thf; .
-.v^rty pcupTc Tu tTiia section are suDjected
to, he could not be deceived into
sending troops here to assist Negroes
in trampling upon the rights of white
Fellow citizens, I have heard, seen
and read enough in the past six months
about affairs in eastern North Carolina
to make me feel that if I had to stand
it, life wouldn't be worth the living. I
have heard of assaults on white women,
and then read in a Wilmington paper a
I'.iotifinotinn Vitt a trilo a1anH#>TV>r nn thfi
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purity of the white womanhood of
I read also of a young orphan girl in
one of your cities. She was walking
down the street, and finding the sidewalk
blocked by three Negro men.
stepped off to pass around them. One
of the brutes overtook her, grabbed her
roughly by the shoulder, turned her
round and slapped her face for "putting
on ears." Negro policemen were
around, and, I am told, made not the
slightest attempt to make an arrest. I
am told that in some instances white
ladies have been arrested and carried
before Negro justices on some flimsy
In some sections it is unsafe for a
white girl or woman to walk the road
The disposition seems to be to aggravate
and harass the whites into the
commission of some overt act so as a
pretext to import troops in here to bolster
up the courage of those of whom
conscience has made cowards. Take
that occurrence at Ashpole. Who
bothered the Negroes? They robbed a
store and burned it down. When the
warrants were issued the Negroes assembled
and not only defied arrest, but
swore they intended to bum the town.
The whites assembled after this demonstration
for the protection of their lives
and property. The Negroes were driven
off without a single one them being injured.
The whites thought the trouble was
over, but deemed it wise to watch the
town during the night. While standing
around a fire unsuspicious of harm
five Negroes crept up under cover of
darkness and shot three white men
down. Yet, this is made the pretext
to rush to Washington and beg for
troops to protect the Negroes from violence.
A State government that is so
odious that the people of this State will
not rally to the support of iaw and order
inspires nothing but contempt.
Troop-5 are wanted to terrorize the
whites and carry the election; not to
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protect trie ^egroe?. id somu quarters
we have been accused in South Carolina
of depriving Negroes of too many
political rights. I deny this.
The Negro just emerged from slavery,
and foisted by the bayonet into the full
exercise of citizenship was unfit for the
duties and responsibilities devolving
upon him, he was the prey of designing
white men and needed protection
from his own folly. Today in South
Carolina he has just as many rights as
Vio nrmiprlv annreciate and eniov
with benefit to himself and the public
No one wishes to injure the Negro.
We are spending thousands on his education.
trying to fit him for the duties
of full citizenship. Do you suppose
for one moment the Republican party
proposes to give all the citizens of Hawaii
a voice in the government. Not a
bit of it. Senator Lodge, the author
of the force bill, was the first one to
object to a resolution of Senator Pettigrew
proposing '"manhood suffrage."
_ When do you hear of white men .in
suiting Negroes and wantonly pushing
their women from the sidewalk? It is
only when the Negro in my State gets
out of his place that he is molested.
Your people might as well let it be understood
that the white men are to govern
this State, it will sa/e trouble. In
South Carolina, where the white people
control, tbe Negro is treated with
respect and consideration, and there is
a sincere desire on the part of us all to
make his condition as tolerable as we
can. We don't wish to make our rule
hateful and odious but we want to eet
along as pleasantly as possible. "What
a spectacle it is to us to see our brethren
over here treated as they are, with
the evident desire of the Negroes to
make their sway as harsh ana oppressive
as possible. We are watching
events here where it is proposed if possible
to pin Negro rule to your backs
with Federal bayonets. After making
conditions so intolerable that nature
rebels, they would crush you with
Fellow citizens, without good government
and peace, permanent and assured,
there can be no progress, prosperity
or,happiness within the borders
of your State. (
It is a fundamental rule in our socia
and political economy that white men
must control our State government,
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tt nuuuii wiiiuc Buprcmciuj' aaouieu yc- j
yond peradventure*, there can only be ,
turmoil and strife.
I care not what you are?Republican,
Populist, Silverite or Goldbug?your ]
skin may be as fair as the lily, but your <
heart is seamed with the blackness of ;
hell in this crisis, forgetful of the glo- ]
rious traditions of your own race, you <
cast your lot with those who would
put black heels on white necks. The |
Negroes themselves have made the race i
issue. Can you do less? Whether I
from patriotism or self-interest, it is ]
the paramount duty of every man to <
stand by his race before party and be- 1
I am not unmindful of th^ fact that J
in North Carolina, especially in the 1
mountain regions, a great many emi- '
nently respectable families are Kepub- <
lican from principle. I know many 1
whom I esteem and respect most high- *
ly but I would say to them that the
present issue rises far above party, and 1
they can as ill afford as you to have <
this State controlled by Negroes. The
black brute who insults your wife or 1
daughter on the streets will not be <
more considerate of theirs, and the evils 1
of a corrupt and expensive State gov- '
eminent will not bear less heavily upon 1
their property than it does upon yours. <
Let me say to those white men who
hold office by' 'fusion" that I know that *
many good and patriotic men were led '
through their belief in Alliance princi- <
pies into the fusion movement. We
had the same thing in South Carolina,
but we have learned to settle our differ- J
ences among ourselves. The Demo- 1
cratic party las enacted into its platform
the very doctrines for which you 1
have been contending, and there is 1
nothing for yc u to do but to come back '<
home. ' '
x'o lusiomsts ituiaiij? ~ur- ~
fice I say, "Jampot the flattering unction
to your s*n, "it will not last. You '
are only tolerated for your votes, and '
then you will be thrown overboard. '
The Negro is determined to control if
he can, and mark my prediction: The '
fusionist will suffer more than any one
else. Come back while yet there is 1
time, "saving race" will be spent by !
the 8th of November. After then you :
will be shunned and ostracised like a [
leper by your own race, and looked 1
upon with contempt by the Negro, .
whose toel you have been. ;
We had a crisis like this in 1876,
and those men who failed in the hour
of need hare never regretted it but
once, and that is all the time. Like
the revolutionary tory, the man who ;
didn't vote for Hampton in '76 will 1
bear the stigma on to generations yet
The office-holding white need not de- |
ceive himself, he cau't use the Negro to
ride into office as he did 20 years ago.
Don't you remember the old joke told
on Maiiooe in this campaign? A Negro
said he dreamed that Mahone died
and knocked at the gate of heaven and
they told him no 4'foot passengers"
could enter, so he went oft and fooled a
Negio by telling him to get down on
Itifl ? ? 11 TtTAnl/^ A VJIYV* in
11 ID <*n iuuio nuu nc nymu nuc uiiu iu?
and both world thus get inside. But
when they reached the gate Mahone
hitched his i :hoss" outside and walked
in. Well, he couldn't fool a "Tar
Heel" Negro that way today.
They are riding white Republicans
aod Populists, and if they can they
will hiich their "hosscs"' outside the
party gate and valk in alone.
A New Comet.
Pmf Rrlcar Frishie. nf t.lift?Naval
Observatory, is engaged in computing
the orbit of a new comet. It was first
seen by Prof. W. R. Brooks, of Gene
va, N. Y., Thursday of last week.
Prof. Frisbie says that he has made
three observations, and the comet is
wonderfully bright and moving with
great velocity, proving, in his opinion,
that it is unusually near the earth. "It
appears to be a large, round body,"
says Jfrof. if'risbic, "and has moved
over nine degrees in four days, going
south and increasing its right aseention
continually. It was first seen about
ten degrees south of the principal star
of the constellation Draco, not far from
the second star of the Great Diper. It
has moved steadily towards the contellatiou
of Hercules, and is now passing
through it. The comet is seen to the
best advantage just after sundown or
just before sunrise, as it is then closer
to the earth. It is fully three degrees
in diameter, and particularly interesting
on account of it3 brightness and the
great rapidity with which it is moving
through the heavens. From the present
outlook of its course, it will probably
be visible to the naked eye in a
few days. The northern heavens will
then be brilliantly lighted and the visible
movement of the comet will present
a startling effect."
Crew Only Saved.
The schooner Jennie F. Willie, Capt.
Bulger, which sailed from Jacksonville
? ? a ^ - t%- r
on September 31, lor at. nerre, iuartinique,
and Gonaives. and New York,
encountered a hurricane on October 1
during which she was dismasted, her
deck was blown off and she was partly
sunk. She drifted, however, and
stranded on October 26 at Walker's
Cay. The vessel and cargo are a total
loss. The crew succeeded in reaching
A TALE OF HORROR.
The Terrible Picture of a Flaming
A WOMAN'S TERRIBLE ACT.
Poured Oil on Her Garments, and,
While burrounaea byi-ierv^nMdren,
Applied the Match, and
Perished in the Flames.
One of the most tragic scenes in the
history of fanaticism has just beeu enacted
in the city of New York.
Mrs. Muntag, a Catholic, repenting
her marriage to a Hebrew, inspired by
the zeal of fanaticism and tilled with
remorse because she had taken an unbeliever
for a husband, saturated her
gown with kerosene and set it on tire.
Surrounded by her children, she muttered
prayers, and when the match was
applied, the little ones ran shrieking
away as the flames blazed about the
For the distorted image of the faith
of her fathers that searad her brain this
woman gave up her life in a most horrible
manner as a voluntary sacrifice.
There was in the awful act, not only
the blind zeal of the Christian, but the
savage rights of heathenish self-immolation.
Believing that she had outraged her
religion by linking hijr destiny to one
jf a different faith, she made of herself
i burnt offering in th e mad hope of appeasing
the judgment which she circad2d.
Even while pouriag the oil on her
*own to feed the names, she murmured
the formulas of her religion, fingered
tier string of beads, telling of her last
prayers before seekirg rest in a flaming
ieath from the terror of doom beyond
Five years ago she was married. As
Kate Hart she was a happy young girl,
noted for her devotion among the pious
Catholics, her family and friends. No
)ne was more firm in her faith either
!n outward ceremony or inward conviction.
But even this deep rooted reverence
:or her religion yielded to the workings
)f her heart.
Charles Muntag, a Hebrew, loved
ler. He sought her hand in marriage
iespite the strong disapproval of her
iamily and friends. When aione they
pegged a,ad pleaded with her to give up
ler sweetheart, but she turned a deaf
;ar to all entreaty.
She could see no sin in lavishing her
iffections upon an honest man, although
he was beyond the pale of the
They were married.
And although her family and friends
efused to witness the ceremony slie
i?as a happy bride.
Muntag, as an insurance solicitor,
made a good salary and was amply able
to provide for his wife in their home
it 301 East One Hundred and First
aUinirle , Q,f,
tier iriends did not change. They did
not forbear to impress upon her on
jvery occasion that she had wronged
the church by giving her heart to one
ffhom her faith consigned to ou'.jr
Yoked for life to an unbeliever, not
ill the kindness of her husband, nor all
the comforts of a good home, nor the
innocent prattle of loving pretty chil1
II I !?. .1 1
aren couia nit cne weigut iroui uer
She brooded over these things and
lost the cheerfulness c- her youth.
True in her three little children she
found some relief from t'u? dark forebodings
of her religious convictions. I
But she was never entirely happy and
as the years flew by her great fear gathered
gloom aad strength.
There were times wlicn, to her reproachful
mends, she showed the intensity
oi her feelings. She would speak
of expatiating her error and of winning
They paid little attention to these
vague threatenings, but noticed that,
with her deep dejection, ner religious
zeal grew stronger.
For the past few days she had been
more silent than usual, and spent much
time kneeling before her little shrine
and counting her beads.
She seemed to be always in prayer.
When her husband had gone yesterday
she seated herself in her room and
called her little ones around her. While
they stood there in all the innocence of
childish wonder, she closed her eyes
and fingering her beads rapidly, muttered
Then she gave the eldest child some
money and sent her to a store for kerosene.
When the child returned the
mother was still seated, whispering in
prayer, with parched lips. She took
the oil and poured it over her ^?>wn as
* r 11? ?
tliougti anointing nerseu iur a saunuuc.
The children iooked on silently with
wide open eyes.
Still praying in broken whispers, the
woman saturated her skirts with the
oil. ?>hc then struck a match and touched
it to the hein of her garment.
Instantly tho flames leaped up and
the children fled screaming. The
mother, the beads slipping swiftly
through her finger?, stili prayed, and
the fire licked upward to her face. In
the scorching flames the fanatic's zeal
was swept away, and the broken words
of prayer turned to a shriek of anguish.
The neighbors, startled by the cries
of the children, came runniug from
1 ?J onJ kni?a? infn flip
aDOVC liuu uciuvT ttuu
room. The woman was raving in the
midst of the flames, the beads still
clutched in her fingers. She was caught
and flung to the floor and wrapped in
blankets. Policeman Pape, ef the East
One Hundred and Fourth street station,
had heard the commotion and dashed
into the house in time to assist in
smothering the blaze.
There was little left of the image of
a woman in the sufferer, but she was
carried tenderly to the Harlem hospital
in an ambulance. The doctors used all
their skill to allay her pain, though she
tt-oc olmnsf Kp\*nnd feelinfr anv. They
TTtlO ttimvi'v v & *
said there was 110 hope that she could
recover. She died at 6 o'clock.
For pure election rot, this, clipped
from the Chicago Inter-Ocean, takes
the cake: "Spain is hoping that the
election will go against the Republican
party. It is Spain's last hope. If you
are an American citizen you are entitled
to assist in deciding the questson for or
IT WILL NOT WOBK.
What Some of them Think of the
The Spartanburg Herald says it looks
now as if the President's plan of buying
the Philippine will strike a rock in
the United States Senate. It is by no
means certain that a treaty which involves
the assumption of Spanish debts
or the payment of indemnity to Spain
nrill now t-fiA as it mrist tr> be
operative. Quite a number of Senators
have already spoken. The plan is opposed
by Democrats and Republicans
alike. Senator Tillman is quoted as
Trenton, S. C., Oct. 31.
I am opposed to paying any sum of
money to Spain for the Philippines and
equally opposed to holding them as
c?nquered"territory. But if we demand
their cession we should not assume any
]<;bts on that account, and we could
then sell them to help pay the expenses
of the war. B. R. Tillman.
This is the true Democratic position,
true Americanism, xne luea 01 Duymg
islands in the far east is anti-Republican
and foreign to the established policy
of the government. Senator Hale, liepublican
Senator from Maine, is even
more emphatic againsc the President's
scheme than the South Carolinian. He
"I would not take the Philippines if
Spain would give us $40,000,000 with
them. The sooner we drop them the
better. Eugene Hale.
When the true inwardness of the
transaction is known, when it becomes
clear that large quantities of bogus
bonds alleged to have been issued for
"betterments" and included in the
President's offer, have been bought by
an American syndicate in close touch
with the President, it will be found
that this Philippine deal is a hot potato
to be speedily dropped.
Public opinion should stand firm
Lobbyists will be found hanging around
the capitol buying?here and there a
Senator, but let us hope that the majority
are still unpurchasable.
It Will be Held in Charleston Next
The following order fixing the date
for the next annual reunion of the
United Confederate Veterans to be held
in Charleston, has just been issued
from headquarters here:
General Order No. .209.
United Confederate Veterans.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 29, 1S98.
1. The general commanding announ- I
ces that under the resolution passed at
the late reunion at Atlanta, G-a., and
unaer the custom established by the
association, leaving the date of the next
annual meeting and reunion, which is
to be held in the city of Charleston, S.
C., to the general commanding and the
department commanders; by unanimous
agreement, and at the desire of, and acreunion
will be held at Charleston^ brC.,
upon the following dates, May 10,
11, 12. 13th, 1899. Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday respectively.
On account of the rapid growth of
the association and the immense ac
cumulation of business, which demands
urgent attention at the coming
session, four days will be given for
this important session, unless the business
is sooner disposed of by the del
2. With pride the general commanding
also announces that 1,170 camps
have now joined the association and
applications received at these headquarters
for over 200 more. He urges
veterans everywhere to send to these
headquarters for organization papers,
form camps at once, and join this association,
so as to assist in carrying out
its benevolent, praiseworthy and patriotic
By order of J. B. Gordon,
Adj. Gen. and Chief of Staff.
She Was Tired of -Living-.
Wednesday Rose Lanrar, aged 22, of
Columbus, Ohio, and J. F. Clenckner,
aged 32, of No. 264 Class avenue, walked
out to the end of the dock of the
Cleveland Yacht club at the foot of
Erie street and tied themselves together
with strips thorn from a bed sheet.
They then jumped into the lake. Two
Lake Shore railroad defectives dove
into the icy water after the couple and
rescued them. Both were taken to a
hospital. Clenckner is a conductor on
the Cleveland & Pittsburg railroad.
Beyond saying that they were tired of
living the couple would give no reason
for their attemDted suicide.
Two Mules Drowned.
The Greenville News says while attempting
to cross a ford near Batesville
recently with a wagon and two mules,
Lewis Kennedy, coloed, experienced a
runaway in mid stream that resulted in
the drowning of his mules, and he himself
narrowly escaped death. He
started out with the team from M. L.
Marchbank's place, about two miles
from Batesville, to go to that town.
At the ford near Batesville the mules
became frightened and ran down the
stream into deep water and wore drowned.
After a hard struggle Kennedy got
Hobson's All Eight.
There is nothing the matter with
Flobson. Of the Spanish warships
sunk at Santiago he has already saved
the Maria Teresa, after the wrecking
firms said it couldn't be done; he says
it will be boy's play to raise the Reina
Mercedes, and that he will save the
Colon and the Vizcaya if the government
will give him the neccessary
money for expenses. The Lieutenant
is evidently resolved to add several fine
vessels to the American navy at bargain-counter
The steamer Penn arrived at Sail
Francisco, Cal., Wednesday from
Manila. When she left Manila there
were 1500 sick among the men and the
physicians were terribly dismayed at
the progress smallpox was making. AcnnrHins?
to Serceant Palmer, in one day
o - w there
were ten deaths from smallpox.
Capt. Linn said he knew of but five
deaths from that disease in a single
day. The filth poured into the canals
by the Chinese is said to be a prolific
source of disease.
A BIG STEAL
In Which The President's Brother
Had a Haul.
AGENT FOR CONTRACTORS.
His Houses Given Large Army
Contracts Over Lower Bidders
and the Government _i
The attack made by William Astor
Chanler, Democratic candidate for congress
in the fourteenth New York district,
on Abner Mc&iniey, the -presidents
brotner, in a public speech
recently has been the subject of much
comment among the politicians of both
names in Waaninzton. Mr. Ohanler
is a man of wealth and position and is
responsible for his utterances.
>V hiie addressing a meeting in his
district he charged that Abner McKinley
had made a pile of money during
the war by acting as attorney for a number
of clothing hrms which had obtained
contracts from the secretary of
war for supplying uniforms for the soldiers
in tne Ueld.
Mr. Unanler went on to say that in
many cases, the clothing thus supplied
was made of cheap and worthless material
which fell to pieces when exposed
to the rain. He insisted that it wuuld
be the duty of the next congress to investigate
tne methods by wnich these
contracts were awarded, and that the
investigation ought to he in the nands
of a Democratic committee.
It has been a matter of common t
knowledge in this city for more than
a year tnat Abner McKinley was doing
a oavine business bv actimr as attorney
I for claimants and contractors in the various
departments. Jie was formerly an
attorney at Canton, O., but soon after
the election of bis brother William to
the presidency he removed to New
York, wnere ne opened a law office in
Wall street. About the time that
President McKinley took hold of the
helm of state Abner McKinley came ?^
over to Washington and established
himself at the Eboitt house.
He remained in Washington, during
the extra session of congress in the
spring of 1897 and returned here again
last fall. He was in Washington almost
continuously from the time congress
assembled last December until the
peace protocol witn Spain was signed.
During tne winter he nad a good deal
of business m the interior department.
in one mining case from Colorado he
received a fee of #?0,000 and He also
collected anotner princely fee for looking
after tne interests of a wealthy ? '
rancnman in .New Mexico.
Wnen tne trouble witli Spain began
Abner McKinley transferred his attention
to tne war department and it was
a matter of common talk that he appeared
as attorney for most of the successful
contractors. Some time in May
last ne was said to be interested in having
awarded to a New ifork hrm a conout
afterward tnat a responsible Phila|
delpnia lirin nad submitted a bid $10,000
less than tnat of the New York
The Pmiadelphia concern threatened
! to make trouble, but was finally silenced
with the promise that it should
Have a good contract for supplying
clotning as soon as another award was
made. The promise was kept and the _
Philadelphia dealers secured an award
at even better figures than had been
obtained by their New York rivals.
This method of paying "hush money"
prevented the exposure of gigantic scandal.
Mr. Chanler seems to be on the right
track. If the bottom facts concerning
the awarding of army and navy contracts
are ever brought to light they
will have to be dragged out by a Dem- _ ,?
ocratic congress. An investigation by
a Republican house would simply mean
a liberal application of whitewash.
Concerning the Rascals.
The New York World presents documentary
evidence to prove that in certain
large government war purchases?
rmp nf iSO 000 snlrHprs' nvprcnaJs and
one of three whaleback steamers?the
name of Abner McKinley, the president's
brother, was used to promote the
acceptance of bids; that a firm of New
York lawyers were to get $75,000 commission
out of the government payments
for securing the overcoat order
and $75,000 for the steamer sale; and it
prints a photographic fac-simile of a
letter from this firm showing that $30000
of the money to be paid by the
government for the steamers was to go
to certain tfnaamed "Washington
friends" so as to "expedite the sale."
The "World says it telegraphed to Mr,
McKinley offering the use of its columns
for an explanation from him, but
two days later had received no reply.
A Terrible Record.
A special from Gloucester, Mass.,
says: The past season has been very
severe on the fishing fleet. The reckoning
for the year is 14 vessels a total
loss, 82 men drowned in the pursuit of
the fisheries, 23 wives widowed and 55
children made orphans. The loss will
approximate $100,000. The terrible ^
gales which raged on the banks during
Uctober, lblJY, are undouoteaiy responsible
for the loss of three vessels and
their entire crew, while the series of
gales which prevailed during the winter
also brought the fate of many a
Mackey In Jail.
Judge Thomas J. Mackey, the alleged
bigamist, who Las been under
bail for his appearance before the grand ~
jury of Jefferson county, Va.. at, the
November term of the circuit coart, was
arrested Wednesday night on a capias
by Deputy Sheriff S. C. Youjjg. The
bondsman of Judge Maekey having re- ^
fused to be longer liable for liis ap- " _
pearance and having notified the prose.
cuting attorney, the arrest followed
and the prisoner was lodged in jailTto
answer the charge of bigamy. V
On the Right Line. fl I
"We are glad to know . that there is aj
cf"Mnor diannsit.ion on the D.art of fari^B
ers to reduce their cotton ac&d
year and raise their owjympjjl
farmer who raisesjj^JB