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|te VOL LIV WrINNSBORO. S, C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 4, 1899. NO. 8 f
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r ahead of time.
Dewey Entered New York Harbor
Two Days Early*
ARRIVED TUESDAY MORNING
Admiral's First Visit Was to Sir
Thomas Lipton- Overwhelmed
bv Regard of His j
Countrymen.
Admiral Dewey arrived off York
on the 01vrap**a-at dawn on Tuesday
* morning of last week. The first shot of
welcome was from the pilots and crew
of a pilot boat, No, 7, 15 miles south
of the Hook lightship. It happened to
, be Pilot John Pjterson's turn, and at
5:30 a. m., he was put aboard the
Oiympia and brought her around the
Hook and into the lower bay.
The marine observers along the coast
had sighted the Oiympia in the first*
light of the morniog. The shore batteries
of Fort Hancock, manned by
gunners called from breakfast, let loose
17 guns. The flagship replied with 21
and let go her anchors not far from
nrV^/>nn Honour Shamrock is
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moored.
The admiral was ia his own country
again, after 23 months' absence. The
pilot had brought aboard the Sunday
papers, and a reporter of the Associated
Press was received by the admiral in a
cabin littered by the illustrated Dewey
editions, which together made hundreds
of pages in black and -white, and
in colors, all concerning the great admiral
and the preparations made to receive
him.
"It almost saddens me." he said, "to
see what my people arc doing for me.
The pride and gratification is immense,
and I cannot express the appreciation I
feel. I did not kn^w; I didn't really
perceive until this morning the splendid
welcome that my countrymen are
giving me. The governors of many
States are coming to- see me, and troops
from Florida, Georgia a&d other faraway
States are on their way to take
part in receiving me."
Admiral Dewey stroked the head of a
tawny-haired dog. the Chow dog of a
Chinese breed that appears in the illustrated
interviews with the admiral.
"Bob here," he said, "is not well.
He yearns to be. ashore. He is sick to
get a little grass and to scamper around.
I feel a good deal that way myself. I
am mightly glad to get home. It isn't
go ;d for a man any more than a dog to
live on shipboard for 23 months."
The admiral said that he i'elt tired,
but he did not look so. His complextion
is a clear broLZe, . his hazel eyes
bright, hi3 bearing brisk and rather
jaunty. Some deep lines are under his
eyes and around his mouth, but his
roice is singularly clear aa3 pleasant.
The admiral's whole presence is that'of
Itean in his fullest powers. His manMis
gentle and kind, bat he is exceed^ly
wary and?aid not permit himself
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iaj wauuci yu iutv w ?
those positive views he no doubt holds
about the Philippine and American affairs
there. His attention was brought
to interviews in which he is described
as going rather fully into the character
of the Filipinos and their fitness for
self-government.
"**1 cannot stand for any interview
giving my opinions on political subjects
and the Philippines. I disown any
views ascribed to me on those subjects."
Alluding to his arrival two days |
ahead of the time he was expected, Ad- 1
miral Dewey said: ':I am sorry that I I
am ahead of the schedule. The Oiym- j
pia has been steami1 g at the uoiiorm j
rate of ten knots an hour since we leit I
Gibraltar. Several days ago we knew j
that we would arrive Thursday unless j
? we moderated our speed or went some- '
where out of our course. Oapt. Lamberton,
Lieut. Brumby and I held a
consultation. The propriety of running
into Hampton Roads or some other !
port in the South was spoken of, but we
concluded that we ought not to touch
land first anywhere except at New
York. It was suggested that we cruise
some distance outside New York harbor
until Thursday, but we knew that
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if we did tiiat we wouia oe aiscoverju
and reported. The weather looked a
little squally and it seemed to be better
to be inside the Hook than outside.
But the consideration that really decided
us to come into port was to give
Capt. Lamberton a chance to clean up
the snip before oar voyage up the harbor.
Capt. Lamberton and I are very
kproud of the Oiympia and we wanted
enough time at our anchorage to rub
her down and make her look spick and
span."
The Oiympia looks as smart now as a
racbt. The anchors were hardly down j
^fore details of the crew were washing
.o whitp sides and touching UD I
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the stairs with paint.
The admiral's first business was to
send an officer ashore with telegrams for
the navy department, Mayor Van
Wyck and Gsd. Butterfieid, announcing
the arrival.
He then spent most of the morning
over new^apers and receiving report
?? ? ? o rr> ^ rl o TT
ers. lie was JUJu UU^mu^a uiuua;
breakfast when Sir Thomas Lipton
called on him. With Sir Thomas were
Dr. Mackay and other visiting Eoglishmen.
"I suppose you have come for the
tea,"sa<d Adm'-ral Dewey, referring to
L Sir Thomas's gift of five pounds of tea
4:o each man on the ship while he was at
mm Coloinbo.
uXo, you're welcome .0 that if anybody
can drink it." replied Sir Tho.nas.
The admiral ana the owner of the
cup challenger had a 15 minutes talk
As Sir Thomas ana his friends left
l the Olympic a half hundred of the j
p ship's crewforward cheered the baro- j
net.
i^I couldn't stop 'em," cried Admiral i
wavirg his hand at Sir Thomas >
''They h.-.dii't any ordtrs to ;
H|1 Dewey then had a succes- 1
Stable callcrs. Rear Admiral
Bvith Capt. Chadwick. his
K. and Lieu*". Commander
K* flag lieutenant, came on
nk Wheja the dispatch boat
ttvay it be?an Sring an adHe
and the Olympia replied
Edmiral's salute of thirteen
The Dolphin anchored j^near the
Olympia and Hear Admiral Sampson
ana his staft went on board. They were
received by Admiral Dewey, Capt.
Lamberton, Lieut. Brumby and the
officers of the deck, the fall marine
guard and band being paraded. The
officers went to the admiral's cabin
Rear Admiral Sampson remained on
rv?nra t.Kon an V?TiHT\
L/V^iu JLUViV W>MU w ? "V
Rear Admiral Sampson had first
learned of Admiral Dewey's arrival at
the Brooklyn navy yard, where he went
about 10 o'clock te see Rear Admiral
Philip. Soon after Rear Admiral
Sampson had gone. Rear Admiral
Philip voyaged down the bay in the
Narkeeta and paid an-official call, attended
by Commander J D J Kelley.
The rear admiral's salute was not fired
in this case, by request of Rear zVdmiPK?Kr\
A/lmiral T)AWCF rpftftived
iai X JJiiiy. ^jLu;uiiM4 v .. v..
these official visits in undress uni
form.
Dr. Sanborn of the port physicians'
stall visited the Olympia and looked at
her papers. Eleven of the crew of 375
men have typhoid fever. Some of the
eases are conva'escent and oil of them
are of a mild type according to Dr. Pert-Vio
chin's snr;rf>nD. Xo One has
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died cf the fever, and with the exception
the sailors and marines are well.
Dr. Percy is unable to account for the
presence of typhoid on the ship. The
cases a.e not numerous or serious
enough to cause him alarm, and it is
probable that the sick men will be taken
asho ? to a hospital.
Uii rze B dwell, collector of the port.
Pes'master Yancott and several of th?j
cis... 2113 officials visited the admiral
aud were personally conducted arcuud
the ship by him.
All day tugs, sail boats and excursion
steamers came up near the 01} mpia
and took a look at her. Everybody
who asked was permitted to come on
board.
The Olympiad anchorage was rather
a lonely place, and altogether not a
great many vessels made a point ot
going there. It is, how<-ver. near the:
main ship channel. The North German
Loyd steamer Saale, outward
bound; passed close to the Olpmpia
The Saale's passeneers crowded to the
rails. Admiral Dewey responded to
waving pocket handkerchiefs by lifting
his cap several times. The SaaleV
band played 'The Sta* Spangled. Banner,"
and the Olympia dipped her flag.
The CunarderJQraiiia passed out half
an hoi"* afr^rwards. She fired 17 sig
nal b<inbs. Admiral Dewey directed
the Olympia's band to play ' God Save
the Queen."
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The admiral, about 5 o'clock, returned
Sir Thomas Lipton's j visit.
Lieut. Brumby and the admiral's son,
Geo, G. Dewey, were with him. Sir
Thomas met the admiral at the starboard
gangway of the Erin with his
friends and the entire party went to the
after cabin, where the health of
the admiral, the Shamrock and, of
course, the Columbia; were drank amia
enthusiasm.
The admiral remained on board for
nearly half an hour and then started
for his ship. The Erin's crew began
to cheer and as his launch drew awav
the entire ships' company, guests, of
Sc^rs, crew, servants. Cingalese and all, I
led by Sir Thoma?, with a nip, hip, hip
gave three honest cheers, the kind that
the admiral heard fr^m the British
warships in Mani'a bay. Admiral
Dewey waved his gold bound cap like a
school b^y as he stood on the rail of hi>
little white canopied laur.ch^
A Gunboat CapttuedA
dispatch from Manila says the insurgents
have capturtd the United
Stares gunboat Urdaneta. in the O ani
river, in the northwest sideof Manila
bay, where she was patrolling. One'
officer ana nine of her creware missing.
The United S-ates gunboat Petrel, s-ent
to investigate the matter, returned aud
reported that the Urdaneta waa beached
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opp w-ife tne town 01 vraui, uu iuc
Orani river. She was riddled with ballets
and burned, and the following guts,
with their ammunition, were captured:
Oae 1-pourider, one Colt automatic
gun and one Xordenfeldt 25-miilimetro
gun. The crew of the Urdaneta are
prisoners or have been killed. Further
details are lacking.
A SMALL BOAT.
A disnatch from Washington says
the gunboat Urdaneta which was captured
with her crew at Orani, about
25 miles from Manila, on the Bty of
Manila, is a little craft of only 40 tons
displacement, noli much larger than a
small tug. She flras capture-! by the
navy early in the war and has been o*?
police duty in the .bay for mouths past.
The records of the navy department
show that she was one of the boats of
which the Oregon is the parent *>hip.
That is she was supposed to draw all of
her supplies from the battleship, to be
manned from the Oregon's ere* and to
act under the instructions of the
Oregon's commander. According to
the last rcpvr:s to the department, the
little boat was last May under command
of Naval Oadet Welbjrn C. Wood, but
the personnel of the crew is no; a matter
of record, being subject to frequent
change. Wood was appointed to the
naval academy from Oregon, had pass
ed his academic,course and was'performing
two years' service at the time
of his capture. ' .
Will Dewey Kun?
The presidential bee is undoubtedly
buzzing under the cap of Admiral
Dewey. The temptation is too great
for him to resisc, aud despite his seeming
indifference to the feeiiag of his
countryman it can be plainly seen that
Dewey is th'nkiog of g*eucr honors
than have already been piled upon him.
'I guess I'll stick to ihe ?e;i,'' says
the good-natured hero, but that is the
strongest language he has u^ed in speak
ing of the presidency. To announce
his candidacy at this time would be distasttful
and wholly presumptiou?, but!
it can be said that the Dewey boom is
on.
TUT V
i* caning iiLuuii.
Messrs. J. D. Ha>elden snd T. C.
Robinson of the State board <>f control,
the committee to investigate irregularities
in the contraband room of' the
State dispensary, have about completed
their work and will nox prepare
their report to be submitted at the
meeting of the board next week. It is
thought that the disclosures will not be
| so very startling as has been presumed,
J but the facts will doubtless be sufficient
| to cause some changes in the office.
The revelations are not now expected
I to be very sensational.?The State.
~ IN NEW YORK.
IS
Our Gallant Soldiers Safely in
Heart of Gotham.
GIVEN KINDLY GREETINGS. e
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The uovernor ana nis otan p
Greets the Boys. The
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Palmetto State Well g
Represented. *
^ i-1- /""t? ? ??<ai -on / > 11 Y\vn pnnf k
ouuli! vatuiiua. was mn
officially in New York od Dewey Day j
by Gov. McSweeney and his staff. Besides
this she had the largest body of S
troops present of any Southern State.
A dispatch to The State dated New York ^
Sept. 26 saj s within one hundred yaids -(
of the magnificent Dewey triumphal t<
arch Gov. McSweeney and his staff ri
have their headquarters in the Hoffman ^
House. ?
The South Carolina officers and sol- sj
diers, traveling on the Atlantic Coa^t n
Lioe's executive special, reached here ?
today a little after 1 o'clock, and a half }
h?.ur better than the promise made. ls
The train was run extra all the way. w
t'aanks to Passenger Agent (Julley, and "
the record was broken. There was no t(
accident cf any kiud, and all conduc ^
> i -i n i:_* r!
tors pronounced tne couin v^aronmarcs -
the most orderly and b; st behaved sol- n
die^ they had ever handled.
The governor and staff went direct to w
the Hoffman House. They were much ^
pleased with the railroad service given. 11
A'he band played "Dixie" crossing the c'
river a:;d "Yankee Dooalo" as the boys w
landed at. the foot of Twenty-third a:
st'reef. There the troops were formed
inro a regiment and. commanded by
Col. Frost and headed by the First Ar:illery
band, United States army, 11
marched through Twenty-third street
to Fifih avenue and thence down Fifth
nr,.rmo TiYnmh strpf-f near the Bow- "
ery, where they were given quarters in .
a commodious hall. Lieut Col. Pearco 15
< f the governors staff met them there.
He; with' Col. "Frost, called on the New 1
York commandery and soon a supply of ccots
was sent to them.. * About 3:30
o'clock the Southern's contingent, under
the command of Acting Major Blythe,
orn'ro/} Tinrirc been held back on ac
count of the crowding of the track. "
These companies marched up from P
Desbrosses street landing under the a
command of Gen. Fioyd, who met them. v
The South Carolina boys were given v
an ovation through the streets of New ri
York and deserved it. It ^cas the same ^
thing along the line, notably at Wash- s:
ington and Baltimore. Gov. McSwee- r<
ney, Gen. Fioyd aod the officers of the
governor's sta5 visited the troops this '
afternoon, and, being cheered and called *
on the governor made a brief speech
complimentary to the soldiers, telling k
them what was expected of them. Geo. ^
Floyd and Col. Frost also responded to
calls. s
Tonight the soldiers are seeing the .
sight.'and the governor and several of I
his staff have accompanied friends to
un eatertafhmenti ? < $
A spcc'a! dispatch from New
Y ?rk to The State says South Car- s
olina was very .-.much in the picture F
.it Try "tVio nomr?p thp wovt r
k liUi^u ly. -A.U ...w ^ _
or and staff were pLotographed and ?
then the governor and Cols Folk,
Guuter Wilson, Mauldin and Watson ^
visited the Xew York cotton exchange.
They were iuvited on the 5oor into the fi
ring where the proceedings were watch ^
ed.
At the produce exchange, to, which v
the cotton men took them, they were
similarly received and attended the
musical close of the day's prore-dings.
Thence the party went to the navy vara
in Brooklyn where they were given a
charming reception by Admiral Philip ^
in person and Lieut. Mu ligan. These
officers took charge of the visitors and
to >k them over the Cincinnati and
Buffalo. They also eave them a clcse
personal inspection of the Yacht Col- t]
umbia in the dry dock. She is a beau- r(
tiful boat. While the governor arjd ^
party were moving over the yard the
h*d the Wrmont to fire a gov- $>
eroor's salute of 1C guDS. a
During the fureooon Trinity church C(
and Trinity chapel were visited under g
the guidance of Mr. Hubbard of the ccotton
exchange. The Pulitzer build- e,
ing tower was also visited. Everywhere
the governor's party was given a e
cordial reception. Returning the gov- j,
eraor and his stalf called at the head- c,
quarters of the troops in Fourth street g
and found the men wore receiving every
attention and enjoiing themselves. a
The sick men have beeu returaed from p
the hospital. \.
Good of a Hard Head.
Ben D;vis, a workman oa the Colli- ^
cut building or Gervais street., had a jnarrow
escape from d*j;uh Wednesday r(
morning, and had it not been for the '
hardness of his.head the coroner would
have '"sa; on'^ him before this. He had
rolled a wheelbarrow < f brick up the
inclined plane fo the platform of the
second story. By some strange fatality ?
he didn't sto^, but rolled himself and .
wheelbarrov < ff the platform, falling20 t
feet below. IIj was mixed up with
bricks and the barrow, and his head
s'ruck a heavy timber, but be:?ond a j(
slie-ht abrasion on the skin of the skull ,,
he was uninjured.?The State. 3
Killed For His Money. ^
A special from Jacksonville, Fla.. j|
tells of the arrest at Tavares, Fla., of 3
j Mrs Leonard Ncum-ister and a rnau ?J
nainvd Nye. who boarded with her. {
They are buspecttd of the muider of
the woman's husband, Tne latter's n
body was .found in a lake near the c
house. A post mortem examination j
revealed that he was dead when j laced e
in the water. Xeum-isrer, recently by p
the death of a brother, a Southern ^
steamboat captain, came into property v
j amounting to nearly $50,000. c
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Goes to Prison. 3
A special from Scuttsboro. Ala., says <
Rev. Lewis Lumpkitig. who has be n
preacbinsr there forty year?, has betn t
sentenctd to the peniienuary for ten t
years on the charge of inhumanly t>jr- j,
j turiog his little grandson by burning 0
J him so badiv that the child died Lump g
I kiug is aged and infirm and will not live e
J through the term of his sentence. e
LOSS OF THE TJRDANETA.
[aval Cadet Wood, of Georgia, in Command,
Killed.
The navy department Tuesday re"
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eived trom Aamirai waisun a cauieram
announcing the capture and detraction
of the gunboat Urdaneta, reorted
in the press dispatckes of Monay.
Another dispatch from the admiil
states t.'uat h? learns through insurent
sources that her commander, Naal
Cadet Welborue Wood, was killed in
le action. The fate of the crew is not
nown.
Admiral Watson's first dispatch fol>ws:
Manila. Sept. 25.
rrre + nrv \T?w Washington!
Gunboat Urdaneta, Cadet Wilborne
!. Wood commanding, has been cap;red
by the insurgents while blockad}g.
The wreck is hard aground, wa)r
two feet deep, near Orani on Orani
iver, northwestern corner of Manila
ay. and is completely gutted. Draft,
lasimuni, was less than six feet. Dislacement
in tons, 42. Battery con- (
ists of one-pouaded rapid fire gun, one
lachine gun (Colt automatic), one ma
hine gun (Xordenfedlt 25 millimeters)
'he reason of its presence in that nrer
; not known. Commander Cornirell
as preventing the landing of arm*
ith 40 men. His force was too small
) attack armed insurgents at the rilige.
Water is only six feet deep on
::e bar at the mouth of the river. Can
ot obtain any authentic information
f the crew as yet because (insurgent?)
iil not respect flag of truce. CacUt
Toed with the crew of nine enlisted
ien and one Chinaman are not accountd
for. The name and rate of Americans,
ho were all attached to the Oregon, are
5 follows:
Benjamin James Green, coxswain.
William Mitchell, seaman.
Samuel Tilden Herbert, ordinary seaian.
El ward Burke, ordinary seaman.
George Daniel Powers, apprentice,
rst-class.
Arthur William Drummond, machin>t,
first-class.
Thomas Grey, fireman, second-class.
John James Farlay, fireman, firstlass.
Samuel Stone, seaman.
Export by mail.
(Sicmed^ Watson.
Cadet Welborne C. "Wood is included
i he list of naval cadets who have
assed the requisite academic course,
nd are now performing two years sericc
at sea prior to final graduation. He
as the son of Mr. H. K. Wood of Jeasalem,
Pickens county, G-a , former7
a farmer but now employed as a
torekeeper and gaugsr in the internal
jvenue service of the government.
William Mitchell, one of the men
rho was with Cadet Wood, was born at
tocksville, S. C., and lys residence is
et down as New York city. Next' of
in is George Mitchell, father, living in
Sucksviile. SC. . ,
SIX TTERI riLLE>.
It is reported "by a person who has
ast arrived from Turdac that Naval
!adet Welborn C. Woods, who was in
"maaand of the Uoited States gunboat
Jrdaneta recently captured and detrjyed
by the insurgents in the Orani
iver, on the northwest side of Manila
ay, where she was patrollirg, and fire
f the nioe enlisted men forming the
rew, were killed during the fightiDg
revious to the destruction of the vesel.
I he four other men and -the capared
cannon? a one oounder, a rapidre
gun, a Colt machine gun and a Norenteldt
25 millimetre gun?were conejedto
Maiac.
STATES fiELD THE KEY.
'heir Goverments JIave Powar t#
Control Trastj.
Attorney General Griggs has written
ie following reply to a letter recently 1
;ceived by him from Got. Pingree of ;
Iichigan.
"I am in receipt of your letter of the
ls>t inqt. a^kinsr me to send a COD? of '
ly 'opinion to the effect that under the
Dnsiitution of the United States, con- !
ress cannot enact a law which would be
Elective in suppressing trusts, so-calld.'
. !
' !In reply, I beg to say that I have nerr
rendered, either officially or unofficial- !
7, any opinion of this kind. On the
Dntrary, this department has been en- !
aged in bringing numerous suits in the
Irjired Statescourtsunder the bheiman
et of July 2, 1890, entitled ''An act to .
rotect trade and commerce against unrestraints
and monopolies.' in
jvtral of which cases, notoriously the
'rans Missouri Freight association. 166
f. S., 290, and that against the Joint
'raffic association, 171 U. S., 505, the
jsult has been the suppression by deree
of the court of the offending agreejcnt
or association.
"You may possibly have reference to
letter of mine to a private citizen,
ublished several months ago in the
ewspapers, wherein I called attention
n fWr. that the onlv iurisdiction
hat congress has over combinations or
oiitracts in restraint of trade, was in
plation to those which directly affected
Qter-State commerce. That this is
rue, and that is the full extent of the
iheroian trust act, you will ascertain
y reading the decision of the United
Hates supreme court in the case of
lopkins vs. the United States, JLYl u.
L, 578, and the case of the United
tfates vs. E. C. Kaight company, 156
J. S;, 1.
"You are doubtless aware that it is
ot the right or function of the Federal
overn .rent to interfere with business
ran^actions carried on within the sevral
States, except upon some ground expressly
authorized by the constitution,
'ontress can regulate directly that
rhicb wc understand by 'inter-State
ooimerce,' but it has no power to rej- |
ilate or control business or commerce
arried on wholly within the limiti of a
itatrj.
"I have calkd your attention to
hese mauers, not because I as?ume
hat you are ignorent of them, you doubtess
understand them well, but only in
rder to explain to you that I have not
;iven, a?vd could nit possibly hate givn,
any opinios of the purport expresid
in your letter.
MILLION VISITORS ;
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And New York is One Sea of
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Fluttering Bunting. f
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ALUTO HONOR DEWEY. t
The Naval Precession Up the
Hudson River Nine Miles 1
^ Long. The Military
Parade.
The city of Isew York was gorgeous- 0
y decked Thur?day in honor of the gil a
lant Dewey. Had an ocean of color fc
swept through the city, its ebbing-tide c
could not have stained the streets more ,
brilliantly. Hnndreds of miles of red,
white and blue bunting cover the noble *
facades of Broadway and Fifth avenue,
and a million flags lutter over the j
town. Not even the churches have es- t
^ n r*iT7Aincol f.inna Thp I A
door3 and Gothic windows of old Trini- 9
ty on lower Broadway are gracefu'.ly f
draped with the national colors, and it) g
ancient Trinity graveyard the tomb of fl
that gallant sailor, who, d^ing, issued [
the command not to give up the ship, a
lies chrouded in the silken folds of the 1,
flig for which he died.
A million visitors were present and D
participated in the glorious celebration. n
oiiau^uivuio j.\sx ~ c
celebrations were completed Thursday, i
The great -arch at Madison square. e
modelled -fter the triumphal arch of c
Titus aid upon which the most famous c
rculptors of America have lavished
their genius stands a superb tribute to r
the nation's hero. It is more beautiful b
than the arch in Rome. t
Tharsday the flotilla lay^ quietly>at (:
anchor off Tompkinsville, a towering i
spectacle of naval might and power to p
the tens of thousands who sailed down D
in tugs, in yachts and in steamers to
to see the ships. The rush to get d
aboard the Olympia never abated for-a v
minute, and as great indulgence was b
shown Dy Admiral Dewey, a goodly por- t
tion of those who besieged the gang- 0
ways got aboard. At times the ship t
was fairly overrun. These crowds and
the official visits the aanr.rai received n
scarcely gave him and his officers time D
to breathe. f
Owing to the stream of official visi- p
tors, the roar of salutes continued al- 0
most without interruption all day. 1
Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, at the head
of the Washington committee, called e
* ? ft . i
to submit tne programme ior tne re- j;
eeption at the national capital, and fe
Maj. Gen. Merritt and his staff, stiff g
with gold braid, came over from Gover- a
nor's Island to officially welcome Admiral
Dewey in the name of the army, c
They were received with all the honors 4
befitting their rank. a
Commander George W. Baird, who t
sailed with Farragut and Dewey in the e
west Gulf squadron in 1861, unrolled a
package rhich he had carefully guard- J
ed all the way to the Olympia and dis- 1,
playing a faded blue admiral's ensign d
upon which-were stiched four white j
stirs, he said to Admiral Dewey: "Ad- 9
miral, I wish to present to you the first i
admiral's flap ever 'broken out' in the 4
navy of this country. The grand old v>
admiral whose name and memory all so k
revere, first hoisted this ensign uooo k
the good 3hip Hartford, before New a
Orleans, and afterward upon the Franklin,
and since it came down from that 3
*nasthf?ad.vit has never been whipped bj a
fhe wind or worn by the elements, fc
You, the worthy successor of that great a
admiral whose tactics you so success- i,
fully followed a short while ago, I deem e
the proper person for Farragut's mantle
to fall upon."
This flag was made by Quartermaster
Knowles out of a blue "number', flag
when Farragut was first made a rear ?
admiral. Two white stars were sewed
on it. When Farragut was made aD d
admiral two more white stars were sewed
on it. Farragut fLw this flag on the a
tT.uf \T?w flrlfloni ^
JJ.H uwaftu r
in the Mediterranean. 1
Admiral Dewey was deeply affected
and tea::s were in his eyes as he gazed ?
at the souvenir. It was several mo *ments
before he could find his voice.
Finally he said: 'Til fly it?I'll fly it '
at the masthead?I'll fly it in the parade?I'll
fly it always?and?and, s!
when I strike my admiral's flag this will '
be the flag I shall strike." 11
This was the-most impressive scene c
that has occurred on theOlympia since ?
her arrival in port and for some time no 1'
one spoke. The silence was broken by
Dewey who called his Chinese steward c
and ordered a case of champagne.
Thursday night there was a prelimi
nary illumination of rare beauty. Ail
the buildings on the wator front were S
lighted up On the Brooklyn bridge, b
in letters of fire 30 feet high, flashed t<
the words, "Welcome D?wey," while C
simultaneously from th2 shores of the 1<
East and North rivers, Staten and G
Governor's islands, red fire glowed and 1
sputtered, sending'up fantastic clouds (
of smoke, turning the calm water into 0
a sea of lurid flame and transforming S
the craft in the harbor into red spec- 0
tres. v
While much powder was flung into ^
smoke down the bay Thursday, much '
more was burned Friday during the
naval pageant up the Hudson River.
The marine parade eclipsed all previous
water pageant on this side of the world.
It moved at one o'clock, in four divis- ]
ions. First, came the Olympia, flaDk- c
' ' ' 'L- ^ n
ed on eitner side Dy me lorpeuu uu#m. j
They were followed by a fleet in doable t
column, led by the Carsair, the flag- p
ship of the New iork Yacht club. The \
third division of the fleet consisted of j
the merchant marine steamers and an j
indiscriminate fleet of tugs, barges and
unattached vessels brought up the rear.
The line was several miles long, some
estimates going as high as nine. When
the parade reached (irant's tomo in ^
River park the Olymoia came to anchor ^
below two beautiful floats representing 1
Peace and Victory, and each warship *
in its turn dropped in below the flag- j
ship. The national salute of 21 guns ^
was fired in honor of the hero of Appo- ^
matox. The torpedo boats and revenue a
cutters anchored opposite the line of I
warships under the bluff, and between
these two lines the civic part of the
parade passed in review.
Friday night the i'luminatiens and g
fire works were grand, and surpassed s
anything ever seen in New York. ?
The militarv parade Saturday was a j
grand event. There were over twenty s
housand soldiers in line, and they preented
a most handsome appearance as
he marched pass the reviewing stand
nd saluted the hero of Manila. ,
This ended the festivities, and the
isitors began at once to leave the city
or Home. The South Carolina coningent
left Sunday morning and are
nee more at home telling friends of
heir experience.
FLOODS IS" INDIA,
Inch Property Destroyed and Hundreds
of Lives Lost.
The great storm of Sunday and Monay
which caused destructive landslides
,nd floods gathered at the head of the
iay of Calcutta, India, and then moved
iorth, giving heavy rain in Calcutta,
)insj*pu", Ilanpur aad.Jalpaiguri. Its
restest fury was felt at Darjeeling. Siaultaneously
another storm gathered at
langpur and passed westward from
>urnea and Monghyr. The Usual
reckly reports have not been received
rom the government, and there is rea-^
on to fear that the district named is ft
hooded and communication interrupted,
tis estimated that between Darjeeliog
nd Kurseor.g alone 300 persons have
ost their lives.
The line between Darjeeliag and Soada
will be blocked, probably for t*o
aonths. Both the upper and the lowr
Puglajhoras have been carried away.
i number of bodies have been recoverd.
The soldiers of the Munster regilent
are searching for bodies and
learing the roads.
It ie reported that the Teesta suslension
bridge has been broken away
y the floods and that Kalimpong is
herefore cut off from communication,
rangs of natives and soldiers are workng
to clear the roads. The storm apiears
to have been extended all over the
iorthern portion of Bengal.
Considerable damage has also been
one at Siliiguri, where a number of
rooden huts aad the plague camp has
>een destroyed. The subsidence of the
lillside at Darjeeling continues, and is
ausing alarm, as it threatens to destroy
he whole Bazaar.
A l.U/M.nV ronrtrfs from
ililiiUU^U LXi.tr UWHJVV*
aany sections prevent "accurate estiaates,
it is evident that the fatalities
ar exceed 300. No fewer than 209
iersons were killed in the destruction
f Phool Bazaar alone,- and as many as
00 at Darjeeliug.
Twenty-one bodies have been recovred
at Tamsongbatc, where it is beieved
another 20 peisons have been
:illed. Advices from ftungli show
Teat destruction in the tea gardens
round Poomong, Monday night.
Lieut. Gov. Sir John Woodbum antounced
to the council Thursday that
00 lives were lost through the floods
t Dirjeeling, capital of the district of
hat name, in addition to those drownd
on the plains.
Great havoc has been caused at
Curseong. The Margarelehope estate
ost 100 acres and Meaiand factory was
lestroyed. Some coolies were buried
r. the ruins of the manager's house,
fhich was partially destroyed. The
ivongrove estate lost 30 acres, and
000 tea bushes. The coolie "lines
rere swept away and many persons were
:illed, but the exact number is not
:nowo. A factory was also destroyed
x this place.
A huge landslip below St. Mary's
emiaary destroyed the railroad bridge
nd completely blocked the road. A
reach 30 yards wide has been made
,nd the rails are hanging in the air. It
a thought the break cannot be repaird
within 30 day?.
Ban from the Law.
Conductor CoSr-y and Engineer Marin,
of the Mexico Central railroad.
Lave just reached El Paso, Tex , after
quick trip from Cuatitlan, M< x , near
'lexico City, where their train telef-coped
? . <i . -ii J * :?
i rreignc ana Kineu au jimcntau
aan who was ridiDg in the caboose,
.^e trainmen hurried a*ay immediate7
to avoid arrest. Two Americaa
ngineers from the Mexican and Vera
)raz road came in Thursday night locked
p in a Pullman by their friends
'heir train collided in the suburbs of
lexico City with a street car filled with
ociety people returning home from
he opera, killing seven persons and
ojuring several others. One of the
ngineers was griding in the cab when
he accident happened and considered
t best not to remain behind. The
lexican fireman was arrested and the
onductor is still hiding in the interior.
Our Boys in New York.
South Carolina was represented in
laturday's military parade in Xew York
y thefcllowingcompanies: Washingon
Light Infantry of Charleston, Capt.
Jogswell; the German Fusiliers of Charsston,
Capt. Schroder; the Sumter
J-uards of Charleston, Lieut. Miller;
?he Irish Volunteers of Charleston,
>apt. McGinness; the Timmonsville
J-uards of Florence, Capt, Keith, the
iumter Light Infantry, Capt. Lee; the
rreenville Light Infantry of (xreen
ille, Lieut. Davis; tlie Smyth Rifles of
^Izer, Capt. West, and the Richland
/olanteers of Columbia, Capt. Kirkand.
Bsaten By a Mud.
Senor Canizo, editor of the Eco de
Dspanol, at Matanzas, Cuba, was reently
chased and beaten by a mob.
?he police rescued him and took him
o the police station for safety. The
>eople of Matanzac. assert that many
ettprs have been received from San
Antonio denouncing Canizo as a "Spansh
butcher."
'TVio TTiTlina Spnsnn.
Cornelius Triplet, colored, was killid
at Singleton, Winston county, Miss.,
Thursday night, making four victims ?
wo white and two colored?of the feud
agiDg in that county. The friends of
I. B, Johnson, the man killed with
3d. Triplet Monday, were at Macon on
Thursday, laying in a supply of arms
,nd ammunition. More trouble is
irobable.
Great Loss of Life.
The London Echo says the Greek
;overnment was informed Thursday the
evere shock of earthquake around
Smyrna killed a thousand persons, in- I
ured 800 and demolished 2,000 houses
tnd two villages.
JLLSWiSl .a.M.y jmumssiThe
Admiral Believes in His 'Georgia
Flag Lieutenant.
A special dispatch from New York to
the Atlanta Journal says that a figure
second in general interest to Admiral
Diwey is F!ag Lieutenant Thomas H.
Brumby, of Georgia, as the foollowing
narration of a visit paid the Olympia
Thursday afteraoon in company with
Senator Chauncey Depew, ttichard Uroker.
St. Clair McKelvray, Former Assistant
Secretary of the Navy William
McAdoo and other members <>f ti e general
reception committee will testify.
We had boarded the cruiser and at the
invitation of Admiral Dewey had gone
into his cab*n and were discussing the
plans of the celebration when Lieutenant
Br?raby entered the cabin.
Storp'ng in the midst of his conversation
the admiral f-aid:
"Gentlemen, here is the -man who
hauled down ths Spanish fl?g at Manila
and hoisted in its place the stars and
stripes, Lieutenant Thomas H. Brum^
vAs each of the party shook hands
with Lieutenant B-umby the face of
the admiral glowed with satisfaction.
Daring the entire conference, which
lasted half an hour, Admiral D.;wey
never decided any little matter of detail
that was submitted for his approval,
without first consulting his flag iieutenmi
e v?3
ant. xnt: couieicnic mu uccu jlu yiugress
perhaps twenty minutes when suddenly
Admiral Dewey inquired:
"How abjut the men on this slip,
gentlemen? Everything you have doce
is entirely satisfactory to me, but these
men. three hundred and fifty of them,
are aux ous to get ashore. What provision
have yr-u made for them?"
Mr. MoKelway explained tbat the
Olympia was expected to anchor on Friday
night, after the naval parade ar
Grant's tomb, and that the sailors could
go ashore then on Saturday morning.
"Will that do, Brumb>?"' asked the
admiral, and when his lieutenant answered
in the affirmative, he replied:
"Yes, that will do nicely; quite satisfactory
to us."
ri 1 - * 3 ^ T
several times aurmg <me conversation
did Admiral Dewey call upon
Lieutenant Brumby for information or
advice. He showed unmistakably, as
Mr. McKelway told me afcerward, taat
he trusted his flag lieutenant implicitly.
More than once did the admiral mske
some pleasant remark about Lieutenant
Brumby to bis visitors. Richard Croker.
the Tammany chieftain, had a few
words with Lieutenant Brumby while
on the Oiympia. and at the conclusion
of his visit Mr. Croker said to me:
"That Lieutenant Brumby is a fine
young man."
Mr. McKelway and others in the
party heard the remark and-echoed the
same seatiment.
"Tell the people of Georgia -I am
coming home soon. I will go. I hope.
;a about two weeks," said Flag Lieutenant
Brumby to 3 our correspondent
aboard the Olymoia this morning.
T _ .1-- i. T
i eaauot give ue CAauo ua^e, as x
don't know how soon I shall get leave
of absence from the admiral."
Lieutenant Brumby said he wanted
to receive the sword which is to be presented
to him in his own state. He does
not want any committee to meet him
here, but wants his friends to greet him
at home. He is in excellent health and
spirits.
Bled His Patient to Death
A dispatch from Atlanta says: Dr.
Thos. H^nry Everett, formerly a well
known resident of that county, wa* ar
rested Wednesday morning and lodged
in jtil on a coroner's warrant chargit.g
him with killing Henry Smith, a Negro
Tne doctor is alleged to have bled his
patient to death. The c?:anre in the
warrant is manslaughter. The allege''.
< ffense r?.s comuiitu-d July 18ch. 1898
A coroner's itquest was held July 20.
1898, and it was theo found from evideuce
presented that th* bleediog by
Dr. E.'erett caused the Negro's death.
Dr. Everett was arrested while walking
aloDg a road near \Ve-?t View. The arresting
officers were Messrs. C. D.
Buran and A. Q Turner. The doctor
was taken to the sheriff's office and it
was expected that action might be taken
? ? 1 ? L ! ^u ,
D? ice jrrana jury, wuica ?ai iu seasion.
The witnesses for the State were
not on hand, however, aDd Dr. Everett
was taken to the Tower.
$5,000 a Day.
President Diaz, of Mexico, will make
his trip to Chicago in palatial style.
Be?ides haviDg been trranred twenty
days leave of absence in order that he
may attend Chi-a_'rt's festival, he has
been awardod $100,000 out of the na
tioual treasury to meet expenses incident
to the journey. Friendship to
me unreu Ota is suiMngij suu?u
in this act'o/i. follovcing so closely upon
the unanimous voting of leave of absence.
Wednesday the representatives
passed the bill appropriating $100,000
for the trip. It was hurried over to the
senate and approved as quickly. There
was not a word of dissent in either
branch of national assemblv. When it
is figured that President Diaz is thus
authorized to make expenditures at the
rate of $5,000 a day some slight idea of
tne splendor in which he is to travel
may be gained.
Did Not Want Him.
The school trustees of Princeton Ind.
are having trouble over a Cuban boy
brought home from the island by an
army officer. When the Cuban boy
started to school the parents of the
white n'tnils announced they would
withdraw their children if he was permitted
to attend the institution. They
*aid ha must go to the Negro school.
The trustees withdrew the Cuban from
school temporarily until the controversy
can be settled.
Million Dollar Fire.
At 1:10 a m. Saturday in Cincinnati
fire was dii-covtred in the big f< ur story
warehouse occupying a block bounded
by Central avenue, Pearl, Plum and
Second streets. The tire rapialo spread
to othe railway bu;liingj. including
the freight sheds and car sheds. The
new passenger station was so badly
damaged that no morning'rains could
leave. The lots is estimated at over a
million dollars.
A VY1JLU JJA1
In the Cotton Exchanges Throughout
the Scuth.
CAUSED BY BOGUS FIGURES.
Southern Traders Victimized Friday
by What Has Appearances
of Being a Well
Laid Conspiracy.
The wildest panic ever witnessed on
the floor of the New Orleais cotton exchange
occurred Friday shortly after
business opened, and caused, in tke
midst of the intense excitement, the
complete suspension of future business,
pending the investigation of what at
the moment was assumed to be agigan
tic conspiracy to swindle tne cotton exchanges
of tne country. The pani?
was due to an apparent terrific jump in
the price of cotton, based on alleged
Liverpool advices, and it was roughly
estimated that $'70,000 had been lost
on local transactions as a result. Later
in the day the exchange, after receiving
legil advice, declared null and
void all future transactions'of &%T.
This action, however, promise? to m
bitterly contested, and litigation if
likely to be the final outcome.
TKrt morlrdt of. r,iv<arnonl nriened-S 354
lower on spots and four sixty-fourths
down on deliveries as compared with
Thursday's values, and continued without
material change for some time.
Then the wires became hot wish tk
tales of rapidly advarcing prices. They
started up one-half of a sixty-fomrth at
a time at first and then jumped one
sixty-fourth, one-half sixty-fourth, tw#
sixty fourths and two and oae-half
sixty- fourths in quick order, until th&
net advance up to 9:45, local time,
showed 41 sixty-fourths. In the meantime
New Orleans had opened under the
influence of the Liverpool advance 21 to
24 points higher than last evening's
closing, and quickly climbed up 30
points additional. Then the explosion
came. "With an unaccountable advance
of 54 points facing them, operators began
to receive cablegrams from Livernnrtl
oalrincr t.VlA reasnn for the heavy
gain in.prices in this market and stating
that values in the English, market
still stood still at about the opening figures.
These cablc advices, in the face
of from 40,000 to 50,000 bales sold and purchased,
threw the operators into a
frenzy of excitement and they surged,
shouting, yelling and gesticulating,
about* the ring as President Parker
rushed to his desk and summoned without
the usual formalities a meeting of
tne excnange. .a.mia mmuiiuuns bvcucb
a motion to suspend business was gasped
out by a wildly excited broker, and
with a tremendous shout it was unanimously
carried. The news of the excitement
on> the floor in the meantime
had spread like wildfire through the
business districts and Carondolet street
in the ficinitj of the exchanges, ana
the bucket shops was soon thiongea with
excited men. Manager West -of the
Western Union company, as soon as he
got wind of the sensational advance, sefc
his wires to work with messages*of* inquiry
to New York. Replies came
promptly, directing that all specials in
reference to Liverpool fluctuations be
suspended until they eould ba confirmed
by the 4 p. m. report.
SAVANNAH SHAKEN.
The news that-thecotton market had
gone up 88 points in Liyajpool created
great excitment on the Savannah exchange.
Nothing like it has ever been
kt.owa there The whole floorwas filled
- -
with local operators and foreign exporters.
A large amount of cotton was
ordered by soaie operators on the s
strength of the .news. Many farmers - ?***^1
and merchants were notified by wire to:'
buy. The New York market being
closed for the Dewey day holiday, comolicated
the situation. One man
oidcred 32 000 bales and estimated hii
profit at $50,000. Brokers rushed to
the telegraph offices to send mesaagei
to interior representative! to buy everything
in sight. It is feared this ha?
been done, and E. A Cutta, a prominent
broker, announced that he alone had
bought 5,000 bales at 8 cents or thereabouts.
The cotton exchange officials
have bad the board with the "fake"
figures on it photographed.
1IACON BUYERS SUFFEB.
Macon, Ga., cotton men were taken
in by the falsification of the Liverpool
cotton quotations and there was wild
excitement there for a while. A rush
was made for the spot cotton which was
on sale and many transactions were repor:ed
at 1\. One planter sold 60 b^lea
which he had just brought to town at
-that figure and a number of other farm
ers are happy over haviDg received big
prices for their cotton. These transactions
will stand, the buyers having;concluded
to stand by their trades.
EXCITED IX CHARLESTON".
There were wild scenes on the fleor
of the Charleston cotton exchange Friday
in consequence of^the false reports
of the enormous advance in the Liverpool
cotton market. It was the mosfc
exciting day that the Charleston bulls
and bears have had in a long time- rendered
especially so by rumors and the
inability to ascertain the cause of the
trouble during the period.
SPOTS SOLD HIGH.
The Liverpool fake prices Friday
caused great excitement in Montgomery
in cotton circles. Sales of spot
were made at 7f and some brokers made
heavy purchases. There being no exchange
it is tot known what action will
be taken regarding the deals.
BROUGHT NINE CENTS.
At Little Rock, Ark., the wildest
excitement prevailed in the cotton mar- ^
ket. Cotton sold on the streets at 9
cents. Brokers wired their agents ail
over the State "buy cotton." The
movement was heavy and xhe farmers
are in consequence considerably ahead.
Eatin? Cats.
A dispatch from Havana last Friday
says that owing to the failure of the
eropsin the drovince of Santa Clara
o . - ^T_ _ X i.
many Tamuies in tue coumry uisincia
around Trinidad, it is said, are starving.
Iris added that all the cats and
does there, and even iguanas and snakes
have been eaten.
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