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fcu VOL LIV WINNSBORO. S, C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 11< 1899. NO. 9
GOLD SWORD
Given toiT1 Admiral." Dewey ir
Washington.
MP WAS VISIBLY AFFECTED
Secretary Long,' President Mc
Kiniey and Admiral Dewey,
in Turn, Made Speeches
\
to Esch Other.
On Monday of last week Admira
Dewey was presented in Washingtoi
with a beautiful sword, voted to hin
by congress. The presentation wa9 pre
ceded by a parade, the display beinj
cne of the most magnificent ever seer
in "Washington. The start from Mrs
McLean's residence was made \t 1(
oVloftk. Dewev- -emerged from th<
house with Chairman Moses, of the lo
cal committee, aud took a seat in Mrs
McLean's carriage.
When the admiral appeared, rospien
dent in epaulettes and lace, the grea
throng cheered wildly. There was als(
a demonstration when Captain Lamber
ton and Lieutenant Brumby and Cald
well came out, and took the second car
riage.
Dewey entered the white hous<
grounds by the west gate and, on reach
ing the portico, quickly alighted aoc
was shown into the White Room, wher<
he was met by the president and mem
bers?of the cabinet. Oaly a few min
utes??elapsed befoie the admiral reap
peared with the president and the]
took seats in the white house caariage
Members of the cabinet occupied th<
next three carriages. Former Secretary
Alger sitting with Secretary Long anc
then followed various officials.
As the carriages swept briskly dowi
tfiA nnrvftd drivewav into Pennsylvanii
k avenue, there was a blare of bugle com
v mands, the clash', of bands, and th<
great procession started. It was ;
magnificent and inspiring sight as th(
. parade swung into the handsomi
thoroughfare, through Broad street
cleared from curb to curb, with th<
majestic Capitol looming from thi
further kend and with the Treasury be
hind.
At the head of the line rode Majo
General Miles, the commanding genera
of the army in the full uniform of his
rank. He was astride a supurb gra]
horse. Back of him came rank afte:
rank of his military aides, all officers o
> high rank. The brilliant coated m.a
rine band ?added ^color and inspiring
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music to tue gay scene, ana iuuuwj.ui
them came every describable kind o
t soldier, sailor and mariDe, mounted an<
afoot.
?JBattery after battery of light artiller;
tossed, and the mammoth 8 incb sieg<
Hns of the 7th artillery chaDged to yel
Sol of cavalry as line after line rode by
Bthat had gone before was but a bril
h prelude to the coming of th
HLof Manila," riding with the presi
Bn his way to the capitol to re
rrihnte. Thev were ii
P"^^K^president's private carriage, seatec
on the rear set, the president on th
! right.
McKinlev raised his hat only occa
sionallv, leaving the admiral to acknow
ledge the plaudits of the multitude
From end to end the Avenue rang wit]
deafening cheers. Arriving at th
Capitol the distinguished guests wer
ushered into the grand stand for th
presentation ceremonies.
Secretary Long made an address 01
delivering the sword by reading hi
famous teleeram to the admiral t(
"'Capture or destroy the Spanish fleet,1
and the brief reply of the admiral tell
i og of his work. Secretary Long said;
great epoc in history had been coverec
in few words and now the chief figur
i a the affair was here to receive his re
ware.
A:j Secretary Long concluded h
passed the sword to President McKin
ley. The latter rose and faced the ad
rairal. Dewey was visibly affected an<
trashed his gloved hands across hi
* ryes before'standing'at*attention. Th
said:
"Admiral Dewey?From your en
iranoe in the harbor of New York wit!
^ your gallant crew and valiant ship, th
uemonstrations which everywhere hav
r reeted you, reveal the public esteem
o: your heroic action, ard the love ii
which you are held by your country.
"All the>;people.vgive you an efi'ec
lionate welcome home, in which I join
with all my heart. There was no fla^
i 1 your victory, there can be no falter
iug in maintaining it. It gives me ex
t reme pleasure and great honor, in be
-j. 1 alf of all the people to hand you thi
s rord, the gift of the nation, voted b;
the congress of the United States."
The president handed the admira
K. / PTord, and there was a roar of applaus
$r" as Dewey received it.
The reply of the admiral was charac
tons tic, a few words, only, beinj
!-i)o?en in accepting the gift. Th<
? sord is a triumph of art. Except fo
the steel blade and the body metal o
);s scabbard, the sword is entirely o
22-karat gold. On the pommel i
cirved the name of the battleshi]
Olympia and the zodiacle sign fo
December in which lucky month Dewe;
wis born. It is Damascened with th
r inscription:
'"The gift of the Nation to Rear Ad
rt.iral George Dewey, U. S. 2s., ii
n:emorv of his victory at "Manila bay
May 11S9S.
The crowd hushed as Dewey turnei
Btjjreply. He said:
thank you 31 r. "President for thi
H|pPeat honor you have conferred upo:
Hr I thank congress for what ha
JH done. I thank the secretary o
vvy for his gracious words.
"?^couDtrymen for this beauti
snail De a souveuu- iu m
^ ^revcv as ail eviience tbat re
J- ,-krc cot' ungrateful, and I than
:r. Chairman, and gentlemen c
- . ?'committee, for the gracious cordis
| a d kindly welcome which you hav
j:; *en me to my home.*'
*- The band theQ played "The Sta
[ - S; angled Banner,'' and Cardinal Git
r _ boas prcnounccd benediction.
l Want Damages
tThe cotton exchange? of several citie
: r-i investigating the false cotton <fjoij
ti ns sent out recently, and will d(
m md damages from the Western Unlor
I- is reported that the company ha
offered to take all the cotton bought i
inflated prices, giving what was pai
for * . ,
f k.
WESTERN UNION'S ANSWER. (
Has'.Disciplined Those Responsible'for ^
Bogus Cotton News.
President Eckert of the ' Western
Union Telegraph company telegraphed
the following statement to President
nt via \t/mt- nrlfla-ns ?>y
x airv^j. vx tAjtw v?* vvv- ??
change, in reply to the communication
. of the latter-official published this <
morning:
New York, Oct. 4, 1899.
John M. Parker, President Cotton Exchange,
New Orleans.
Dear Sir: J am in rcceipt of your
message of yesterday afternoon in which
, you charge that the quotation semce
1 last Friday ''vras no less criminal than
1 if it had been the result of wilful and g
1 corrupt deception," aod in which yon i
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U illiliiU Liid L LUC V UUl V4 VikUViMAk/
I whose Deglect of duty permitted such ?
1 conditions, and the operator or opera- \
tors who sent the dispatches without
) notice of change should be known to
i the world and promptly dismissed."
In answer thereto, and with all re- j
spect to the members and officials of
your exchange, and with every desire ?
ni-na t-liom O C511 TO T1 f>.A flf nrftfiantiOU ^
VV gitw IV ~ - jr - "?- ?
t against the possibility of a repetition of
> rhe circamstancss of last Friday, I beg 1
' to say: 3
First. That we cannot admit that any ,
criminality can be attributed to the ac- .
tion or omission of any official or oper- 1
5 ator of the company. The explanation v
" already sent to you frankly and exactly 1
I states the cause of the confusion in the f
i reports and that cause must be free
from any imputation of the charge of I
" intentional neglect or wilful misirepre
sentation in'any form or degree.
? Second. It is the purpose of the
Western Union Telegraph company and J
J its officials to ensure to the New Or- :
7 leans cotton exchange, and all other 1
1 exchanges, the most efficient and relia- c
ble telegraphic service possible. Your ,
1 long experience makes you cognizant of ,
1 the intricaces of that service and "will
" ;^o confirm the fact-that for more iL ;
3 20 years it has been performed wi jj
1 exactness, reliability ana promptness.
5 This result has only been reached by
5 the education of men'especially adapt>
ed to it.
3 Third. The instant dismissal of the
3 men of any of them who were on' duty
" last Friday would not accomplish any
good purpose, but might on the contrar
ry, by the necessary substitution of in1
experienced men, put the correctness of
3 the service in peril,;.to the equal disad^
vantage of the exchange and the com?
pany. In the absence, therefore of any
f -nosaibie susoicion^of dishonesty of .mo- 1
" tive or action, and because of our wish
> and purpose to preserve the high fluali?
ty of the service that has always been
* rendered, with the one accidental ex*
ception last Friday, we must request
you and the'members of your exchange^
7 to believe that we have applied suci;
5 discipline to the officials and operators*
" in the commercial news department as
* will best guarantee the improbability of
* any interruption in any way to the exe
cellence of the serviceFourth.
This decision has been
" reached *fter the most careful examina1
tion of all concerned in the service of
* Friday, and with due consideration of
e the importance of the service to your ?
exchange. While appreciating the '
" conditions wlvich dictated your message 1
" we cannot but believe that your own 5
* reconsideration of the subject will lead
1 you to coincide with us.
e (Signed) Thomas T. Eckert, 1
* r> r
flCSlUCUb.
CHARLESTON TO AUGUSTA. s
3 I
s Seaboard Air Line Bailroad Gets Its
0 2
" . Charter. I
a nTlie 30 days' notice having been giv- c
[ en and no onehavingraised objection un- <
R der the raiiroaa incorporation act, me j.
. secretary of state yesterday issued a x
commission to the Chattanooga, Au {
e gusta and Charleston Air Line Rail.
road company, which is to construct j
. the Seaboard Air Line's proposed road s
i from Charleston to Elberton, Ga., via f
3 Augusta, Ga. t
e The formal filing of the signed decla- a
ration which rras published some time x
. ago was made yesterday, and the com- j
i mission was issued to Messrs. E. Goode
wyn Rhett, Geo. W. Williams, Jr., 'c
e C. Wulburn and W. B. Chisholm, the ^
Q four corporators resident in the city of t
a Charleston, which is to be the com- ^
r\f A
pauv 5 puijti^iai ymw ?? ^
It is said that all the requirements
; necessary to securing the charter* will ?
v be complied with immediately and the ]
>. return Sled at the earliest possible mo- t
ment.
The Seaboard is anxious to get the j
s charter and push things along as rap- .
P idly as possible. There is now nothing j
in the way.
I The Seaboard's work in and around c
e Columbia is now "going at a gallop," ]
to use a slang expression. Much has
- been accomplished in the last few weeks c
g in the park, through the city and in
e the country, and fine progress is being a
r made on the construction of the piers a
f for the river bridge and Smith's branch
f trestle.?The State. a
Notorious Robber Dead.
r Worn out by years of confinement, ?
y resulting from his long career in crime,
e ?;Jimmy" Logue, the famous es-ccnvict J
who is believed to have stolen more
. money than any other thief of his time ^
Q and who was perhaps the best known s
bank robber of the age, died Wednesday z
' in the county alms house, at Philadell
phia 62 years of age. He sought religi- 1
ous consolation before he died. Logue
s is supposed to have had a fortune at
n one time of about $300,000, all other I
iS people's money. He started his career
,f of crime at the age of IT and spent more J
~ " ^ Var r\? 1
tnan ?u yc&rs m pnsuu&ui <* uuuv^
[. states. His aptness displayed itself 5
j best in discovering where large sums of
money were to be obtained. He was >
k connected with three big ba^k robber- <
,f ies in Philadelphia and also operated (
j extensively in other cities. One of the (
e largest robberies he made was im Wash- *
iegton. D. C , where he played his fav- i
T orite game of sneaking through a roof 1
trap. His victim in this case was 1
Naval Constructor Isaah Ilanscombe, J
and his booty was $75,000. J
A Big Crowd- <
1- The Metropolitan street railway, sur- 1
5- face, of New York city, moved 3.600.- 1
1. 000 passengers in the three days of the i
ts Dewey celebration. The estimate of 1
it the number of visitors in the city is :
a 1,000,000 and they are supposed to have 1
spent $7,000,000. ]
3UT OFF HIS HEAD.
5uch is the Political Fate of the
Dispensary Committee.
CAUSE OF THE REMOVAL
2heap Liquors Marked and Sold
as More Expensive Grades and
Certain Makes Systematically
Boomed.
Another dispensary sensation was
prang Tuesday after having been a
>rewing some time. It was the usual
lemi-annual revelations with some exra
frills. Commissioner Pouthit was
'Removed for Cans*."
It was a fierce game while it lasted
tnd finally Robinson, Miles and Hasellon
voted to remove Douthit, while
Joykin and Williams voted to give him
!> further show and to go more fully
nto the case. Then Haselden moved
o make the suspension of Outzs pernanent,
but before action was taken
m adjournment was had.
Th^rA was a, rtnmmittee aDDointed to
ook into the contraband room, consistog
of Haselden and Robinson. They
rent right into things. Their sumnary
made nine pages and there were
everal hundred pages of affidavits
>earing out the summary of the comnittee.
Tne meat of the report against
)outhit is, it seems from the testi- |
nony, that under instructions from
Commissioner Douthit one firm's labels
rere ordered to be place.T on another
irm's whiskey, and that high grade la>els
have been placed on lower brands
>f-good-;.
Jri this connection Superintendent
3rjant testifies: -"Yes, I put up whis- i
:ey in.bottles with one firm's whiskey
1? Vs /^ ] o V?tnf 14* Trio
V'lXLL auuiuer uim a uuu ?
mder instructions-from Commissioner
Douthk." / He
further testifies that Lanahan's
abels were placed on the goods of the'
rVilson Distilling company.
Gantt says: "Yes; whiskey is hotled
with one'firm's label and another
irm's whiskey. I have never known
lira to. put a label on whiskey where
.he liquor called for by the label was
:heaper than the whiskey actually in
he bottle's. We put up one X corn
whiskey with labels of XXX."
King testifies that whiskey was put
ip last Saturday and the XXX label
vas used, but the firm name "Wilson
Dialing Co." was struck off.
Earnhart, assistant superintendent,
.cstified: "I have never known him to
>ut a label on whiskey where the label
vas cheaper than the whiskey. Have
coown him to put on as high as an
KXX label on Grover whiskey?
vhich I have heard is X goods. I
lave never kept a record of these
;hanges. This has been a practice durng
Mr. Douthit's administration. They
)ut up Grover's whiskey Saturday
noroing with Wilson labels, but the
lame "Wilson" was struck off.
C. H. Cnarles, assistant bookkeeper,
lays: "Grover's whiskey is classed as
? corn whiskey and the difference in
he price of X and XXX corn to con
lumers is $1 per gallon."
The report of the committee says:
t;We conceive it to be our duty to
eport the facts to the board as they
eally appear, but in our findiDg the
:onclusion cannot be cscaped chat this
icheme of changing the labels on whisky
shipped ou: could have been demised
for no other purpose than to create
i way for collecting more money for
joods sent out to the local dispensers
han the same were invoiced for to the
onrl fnrrVipr tn ftrp.ate
iUULUUlOOAVUVA J j ^
he impression on the members of the
>oard that certain brands are becoming
nore popular, they being hard to keep
n stock.
"We find that this practice of changng
labels is not only -wrong for the reasons
stated, but it is absolutely indcensible
from any standpoint and conravenes
the spirit and letter of the law;
tnd candor compels us to add, it has
mquestionably worked a fraud on the
>eople of South Carolina.
"We further find that the practice
>f substitution of orders has been in
rogue under Mr. Douthit's administraion.
Orders have been substituted
rhen received from the city of Charleson.
and elsewhere,1 in the State."
It was reported that Mr. Douthit
:ave the printing "of the labels to the
lecord. Bids were called on a lot of
en tnousand, and instead of the 10,000 |
ot the Record printed 50,000 and Mr. !
3ryan states that on that size order the I
>rice should have been t-welre per cent,
ess.
After that no bids were called for
m printing and they all went to the
lecord.
The report shows a discrepancy
if $1,100 in the contraband room.
Commissioner Boykin made a fight
orainst the nnmiuittee jroinsr beyond its
authority. , -
Mr. Douthit was given a hearing
md explained the matter. He said
hat the liquor was in'vats and there
fere no labels on hand, and that the
abels used were of goods of the same
alue and that Grover's corn was the
inest he ever saw. He was charged
vith pushing. Mercantile Club liquor
tnd said that' he suggested, this liquor
is a cheap screw top. He gave explanaions
of all the charges, but they were !
lot satisfactory to the commissioners. J
WHAT MR. DOUTHIT SAYS.
Commissioner Douthit asked for the
mblication of the following:
I ask that the public suspend judg '
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nfcut as to me until my siae 01 tue ease
s presented to it, as it will be very
oon.
For three weeks two members of the
state board of control, assisted by' two
ixpert accountants and a stenographer,
have been at work preparing the
:ase against me. Their charges, with
:he evidence in support of them, were
ead when I was"not present. " ' An at:empt
was made to pass judgment on the
eport of Messrs. Haselden and Robinson,
without opportunity being given
ne to say a word in my own defence,
rhe injustice of such a proceeding was
p 7-i o 11 T
;o stroDgiy poiuteu uui lum uu<uv *
s*as accorded the mockery of a semblance
of a hearing. I was called be-:'ore
the board and a brief verbal summary
of the charges against me was
made, and I was expected in a few
minutes to reply to charges which had
been prepared after three weeks work.
I can either^disprore or/satisfactori!
ly3 explain every charge made against
me. (Signed) J.1 B. Dcuthit.
WILL SATING TO THE~OFFICE.
At the afternoon session Col. Johnstone
appeared and read - the following,
which he presented to the board for
it consideration:
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 5, 1899.
To the Hon. State Board of Control:
Your resolution of this date-has been
furnished to 3Ir. J. B.Douthit, commissioner,
our client, who has furnished
us a copy. You will pardon us
for suggesting that you seem to be
1 1 * ^ a
laDOriDg utiucr a sju lozljjjjicuig uoiuu uw i
to the position taken by Mr. Doutliit
through his attorneys. We did not ask
for a rehearing, but for a hearing,
which you know full well he has never
had.
We confess that we do not clearly
understand whether by your resolution
you have adopted the report of your
committee, or whether you base your
action solely on some alleged admis
sions of your commissioner. And we
respectfully ask that you inform us in
writing whether or not your resolution
is to be construed as an opinion of the
committee's report. Definite information
from you on this point will largely
determine our advice to our client.
Mr. Douthit does not personally desire
to hold the position of commissioner
since it is apparent from your
action that he is persona non grata
to a majority of the board of control,
but as now advised he must reluctantly
insist on retaining the place until lawfully
removed. He admits your right
- ? i?i.
co remove mm ior cause, out maw
cause must be found by you to exist
after a full and fair hearing. That is
to say, you must judicially determine
the existence of sufficient cause. This
judical determination of sufficient cause
can only be had after a fair hearing.
As he has had do opportunity to vindicate
himself and his official conduct,
he can not, as now advised, recognize
your right to remove him, and for the
purpose of securing a hearing of both
sides of this, unfortunate jnatter, he
will, for the present, continue to act
and perform the.duties pi the office of
commissioner.
Mr. Douthit stands ready to disprove
| every allegation made against him
violative oi' either correct morals, the
I re<Tn1afif>r)s and instructions of VOUr
board, or the laws of this State.
Respectully,
Geo. Johnstone,
' Geo. E. Prince,.
Attornejs*for_J. B. JDouthit,
Commissioner.
TAKEN EROM A WRECK.
Crew of a Sinking Schooner Picked TJp
oy sxeamer.
The British steamship Rhodesia,
Capt. Bates, from New Orleans to Hamburg,
arrived at Lambert's Point, Ya.,
Thursday morning, having on board the
crew of the schooner Carrie A. Lane of
Bath, Me., who were picked up in the
otrnom ehinwrpftlced. Tnesdav.
OViVUUij ? j ^ _
The crew is composed of Capt. J. Frank
Skofield, whose wife is with him, and
eight men. Their experience was a
most thrilling one.
The Lane, which was a three masted
schooner, sailed from Apalachicola for
Noank, Conn., Sept. 19 with a load of
lumber, and had good weather up to
about Tuesday of * last week, when
northeast winds set in. She labored
heavily in the sea afterwards, but had
^ L A-l A f<-A???AAn
no accident umii uuuu.ajr an-m uwu..
All bands were at dinner when the vessel
suddenly shipped a heavy sea and
shifted her deck load of lumber. She
immediately began to leak, and when
the pumps were first put to work she
had 11 inches of water in her hold. At
9 o'clock Sunday night there were 7*
feet of water, and the crew took to the
deck house. Here they remained until
Tuesday morning, when a life boat was
sent out from the Rhodesia in charge
of Chief Officer Jewell, and they were
taken on board the British ship. In
the attempt to hoist the life boat to the
deck, after the party had been rescued,
it was smashed by the heayy rolling
sea and lost. Capt. Bates says that the
wreck of the Lane is right in the track
of vessels plying along this coast and is
J.o/Mwno frt noT7i<*ofinr> MnKt nf
vci^ uau^cwuj ?jV .-.v..
the Lane's crew reside in Baltimore.
Their names are as follows: Mate C.
Van Lippeloy, Edward Jones, L. C.
Show, George Doleman, Ernest Johnson,
P. A. Keeler, Charles Albert and
Jossph Locust.
KILLED HIMSELF^
A Stranger Found Dead at the Depot
in Denmark.
A special dispatch from Denmark to
The 2sews and Courier says:.. Thursday
evening about G o'clock a strange white
man' was noticed walking up to the
Southern llailway track from towards
Charleston. Nothing more was seen of
him until about 8 o'clock when the
! azent of the Southern Road at East
Denmark went to the office. He went
in and was at work on his books.
A little later his son and a
friend came down, and the friend was
j requested to go around to the back part
of the office and shut in the window
blinds. He soon came back and reported
that there was a man sitting with his
back against the wall with a pistol ia
his hand. The matter was reported to
Mr. G. W. Hightower, theintendant of
the town, who promptly came to the
depot.
An examination was made and the
man was found to be stone dead. He
had quietly sat down and leaned back
against the wall, took out his pistol and
put it to his right temple and pulled the
trigger. The ball did its work well.
Miss Marie Sontag, who keeps a store
just across the street from the depot,
says she he-ml the pistol when it was
fired, just after dark. Coroner Bellinger
will be notified Friday morning
when an inquest will be held, at which
time the roan may be identified. He
_ 1 _
looks to be about 4U years oia, ana is
well dressed and about sis feet high.
The coroner held an inquest Friday
over the remains of the stranger. The
verdict -of the jury was i:that the decoased
came to his death by a pistol
shot wound inflicted by his own bund."
Xo papers were found by which he
could ,be identified. On his right arm,
just below the elbow, was tattooed the
picture of a woman and the Dame of
"G. Cook." The body was turned
over to Undertaker Hightower for inf
terment.
THEY ABMLARMED.
Mark HannaReviyes the Infamous
Jay" Hubbell System.
OHIO REPUBLICANS SCARED.
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A General Assessment Tora campaign
in a Single State is
Without Precedent.
A special dispatch from "Washington
to the News aad Courier says so desperate
has the Republican situation in
Ohio becoma that Senator Mark Hanna
has revived the Jay Hubbell system of
levying campaign assessments upon the
in TV7 a qTiiti crtnn
X gviwiai uuiv^'uviuuiu au ri
regardless of the States to wnich they
are accredited. Within the past few
days most every employee in the Government
service at Washington has received
a long letter from W. E. Bardell,
treasurer of the finance committee
of the Ohio Republican State executive
committee, calling for contribu
tiotts to the Republican campaign fund
in the Buckeye State.
The letter goes on to state that "A
Democratic victory in Ohio this fall
would carry with it almost full control
of the political machinery of the State;
thus enabling the opposition to entrench
itself 'for the Presidential campaign of
1900.
"A special session of the Legislature
called by a Democratic Governor would
redistrict the State for Congressional
purposes under the apportionment of
1900, thereby reducing the Republican
rerepsentation from this State in the
Inwnf Virtnco nf PnncrrpQfl snd nprhans
endangering :our majority in that body.
These facts, it seems to us, will forcibly
appeal to every Republican.
''We hope you will be willing to contribute
to the legitimate expenses of
the State committee in its efforts to
maintain Republican supremacy."
So earnest is the appeal that it is ac
companied by printed extracts from the
Act regulating the civil service relative
to the collection of political assessments
from employees in the public service.
In addition Treasurer Burdell states
that to avoid any violation of the law
on the subject the committee in charge
of the financial branch of the campaign
is made ap of persons in no wise conirri+li
"Ro/leral QPTPIPP. TTa
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adds: ''In sending us a contribution
you will in no way violate any provision
of the civil service law. We are
asking for voluntary contributions to
assist in deiraying the proper and lawful
expenses of the campaign, and we
will be responsible for the proper distribution
of any'funds which may be
entrusted to us."
As a final appeal Treasurer Burdell
says: ''On account of the important
bearing the result in Ohio this year
will have upon the greater contest of
1900, and because of the fact the defeat
of his party in the President's
home State would be heralded by the
opposition as >? icbuke to his administration.
we hope you will aid us in this
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contest Dy senaiag us as?iiucr?i & tuutribution
as you can afford.'1
These circular letters are marked
"confidential," and sent to the resident
address of the various employees. A
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ceived one of these letters, confided to
your correspondent?:, the information,
which he said he had received as coming
from Senator Hanna. to the effect
that '"Johnny McLean is putting up an
unexpectedly strong fight in all the big
cities in the State, and it will require
every dollar the Republican committee
can raise to secure a Republican victory."
Many of the recipients of these letters
are terrorized by the fear that they
will lose their places if they fail to contribute,
although they do not understand
why they should be assessed to
help out in Ohio, when they have demands
from other States made upon
them at regular intervals. It is said
that a ''black list" will be made up
showing all who fail to respond to the
Hanna call for funds, and the victims
will be dealt with accordingly. The
practice of soliciting campaign contributions
from Government employees
during a Presidential contest has never
been entirely abandoned, although the
collections were made in a quiet, inoffensive'way.
It-is, however, unusual
and without precedent to levy a general
assessment for a campaign in a
single State, and especially as that
State happens to be the home State
nf the President of the United States.
Queer Names.
A correspondent of the St. Paul Dispatch
says: "The most suggestive and
inviting name I saw was that of a druggist
in North Dakota. It was (J. K.
Welcome, his first name being Urias.
Across the street was another man with
a funny' name. He bore the euphonious
cogomen, John Stonepounder. In
the next town I found a m*n who was
so fat that the name of Abraham Crumpacker
seemed especially fitting. But
there was a woman iu me ?.uvyh nuu
went him one better. Her name was
Emily Freshbread. In the next town
I got so interested in queer names that
I soon heard of a speedy individual
called Sarah Deerhoof. In the same
town there is a man called Henry Bookstruck.
Ever after that I was on the
lookout. On the train I met David
Newsalt and Millie Newlove. The
man with the most warlike name I ran
against was Abraham Saltpeter. In
one town I found a man who had a very
poetic name. It was Seabright Sunbloom.
But the last name I struck finished
me. It seemed like a direct command
to cease my sacriligioue monkeyrtl
T fArtlr if. oa o
lDg W11IL peupie 3 JUitLUCS. J. wun. iu ?
warning, and quit. A. Quickfinish.
And what do you suppose his partner's
name was? It was W. K. Goforth.
The Latest Syndicate,
According to the correspondent of
The London Times the discovery has
been made there that syndicate exists
which has been insuring the lives of
poor people and murdering them in order
to collect the insurance money.
Three cases of the sort are known to
have occured from which the promoters
of' the icheme netted ?10.000. The
syndicate has other policies amounting
to ?30,000. The ringleaders have been
arrested. The Equitable Life society
of Neff York is said to be affected.
ikk
new yoek;vtew:of.tis.
Burlesque Idea of Southern Troops
from a Metropolitan Daily.
Soldiers were much in evidence yesterday
on New York's thoroughfares.
Several trains brought militiamen from
the West, the South, and e\en faraway
Texas. The blue uniforms, the
slouch hats, and the natty brown leggings
were familiar sights on Broadway.
The boys are eDjoying themselves
immensley. Those Southerners who
were quartered near the Bowery found
abundance of entertainment, and en
joyed it hilariously. In most cases the
places assigned to thesoldiers are fairly
comfortable, but some of the South
Carolina boys and the Maine Signal
corps will find it cool sleeping if there is
a change in the weather. The place
assigned to them is a road house at One
Hundred and Tenth street and Lenox
avenue, and they must sleep in the long
stables on straw and their own blank
ets. All others are well cared tor.
"We-uns are all stuck on this place,"
said one of the South Carolina soldiers
who are quartered at the Manhattan
lyceum, 66 68 East Fourth street. "We 1
thought it was a pow'ful big place yesterday,"
resumed the southerner, laughingly.
"We got overjbyah on the ferry and
then marched around the town fo' three
hours looking fo? East Eo'th street. We
liiro tn froze f,n d#>at.h ton " he added.
"Last night was mighty chilly and weuns
had thin clo's. But I reckon we'll
be warm 'nough oa Saturday.
There are 750 South Carolinians at
this place, and they are well fixed.
They brought with them the First Artillery
band of Sullivan's Island in
Charleston harbor. One of the companies
is the Irish Voluateers, organized
in 1788. *
The Ninth Pennsylvania attracted a
great deal of attention yesterday afternoon
as they marched up Broadway to
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me j.weiiLii regiiueiii) miuvij/. jiucic
were about 250 in line, and they were
accompanied by a drum corps. They
arrived over the Pennsylvania railroad,
landing at the foot of West Twenty
third street.
Three hundred and sixty sturdy and
bronzed men from Florida are at tfie
Twenty second regiment armory, They
are an imperturbable lot and are unmoved
by the sights of New York, although
most all of them are on Manhattan
island for the fust time.
"Say, old man," said a lounger at the
armory, "what do you think of a good
big crty, anyway?"
"Oh. I low it'll do," responded the
Florldian languidly, as he gazed vacantly
at a passing automobile.?New
York Times.
IT IS ALL TEUE.
Sometr/ing About Admiral Philip that
South Carolinians can Endorse.
All the members of the South Carolina
party who had the pleasure of
meeting Admiral Philip and receiving
his courteous attentions at the Breoklyn
navy yard last week will heartily
endorse the following from the Richmond
Dispatch:
' 'It has leaked out that the arrival of
Rear Admiral Howison in Xew York
harbor, after the programme for the
Dewey naval parade had been arranged,
threatened more unpleasant complications
than was at first supposed, and
that only the 'tact and diplomacy' of
Rear Admiral Philip, commandant of
the Brooklyn navy yard, prevented
things irom getting into a 'sorry mess.'
"In noticing the fact, the New York
Times says that the public is indebted
to Admiral Philip for the rearrange*
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ment and settlement or tne oraer 01
parade in such a manner as to preclude
all complaint and all justification for
dissatisfaction on the part of any officer
concerned. Xature, the Times farther
says, imparted to Admiral Philip a large
measure of the kindly tact that has
made Admiral Dewey loved as well as
famous, and this tact he employed in a
delicate and vexatious matter so accurately
and diplomatically ag to entitle
him to a few words of commendation.
"And it seems that nature also imparted
to him the heart of a hero and
the trusting Christian gentleman and
true humantarian. Witness the magnificent
manner in which he fought the
Texas in the battle of Santiago, his
command to [his men not to raise a
cheer of victory because the enemy were
dying, and his call t-o prayers after the
fight was over. Then in sizing him up
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and uttering a]few words ol commendation,
forget not his order that certain
offensive words on a plate of the Confederate
ironclad Virginia preserved at
the Brooklyn yard bs painted out. The
true heroes of our war with Spain are
not confined to those who have been
brought most prominently te the front
or have occupied the largest space in
the public gaze."
Fighting and Fanning.
Aguinaldo, according to a report
brought to Manila by a Dominican Friar
from the north, has issued orders to
ininn cnl^?<?r<5 in the northern 1
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provinces to return to their towns and
to resume farming. This story lacks
confirmation; but the rumor may be in
accordacc3 with Aguinaldo's policy of
keeping the countrv as productive as
possible by using his men in altermate
shifts on the farms or under arms.
Dagupan, San Fernando and Delincinict,
which are under the guns of the
United States warships are supposed to
be evacuated. It is alleged that the
evacuation order calls upon the male
inhabitants to be >rderly in case of the
arrival of the troops and express the
hope that the Americans will protect
the towns.
"Poccintr nf the Horse.
Within the last nine years 16,000
horses have been mustered out of service
by the Metropolitan Traction and
Third Avenue companies, and in their
places electricity has been substituted
as a motive power. There remain today
5,100 horses in harness on the
street car lines of the city, and that
number will be diminished by several
hundred before the year is out. Five
years hence, the officials of the Metropolitan
road say, the horse will be a
thing of the past as motive power on
the streets of New York.?New York
Post.
BTJjJNED AND.'STTNX.
Total Loss of the Mcllory Line Steamer
Leona and Her Cargo.
A dispatch from. New York says the
Mollory Line steamer Leona was burned
and sunk at her wharf in New York
Thursday night. The cargo, consisting
of tobacco and 8,000 bales of cotton,
and worth over $250,000, is a total loss,
and the damage to the steamer is $50,000.
It is believed that the Leona,
which sailed from Galveston September
27, caught fire at sea several days ago,
since which time she had proceeded at
full speed, with battened hatches, for
this port. At 3.30 this afternoon the
Leona came racing up East River to her
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pier, wnere naste was maae 10 aeuars.
the passengers and open the hatches.
An hour later an army of men was vainly
fighting a fire in the steamers hold.
Finally the ship was scuttled.
As soon as the Leona made fast to
her pier, about 4 o'clock, the officers of
the vessel, commanded by Capt. Wilber,
ordered the members of the crew to try
to put out the fire in the hold without
cilling the fire department. This was
soon found to be impossiDie ana an
alarm was sent in. By 5 30 o'clock ten
streams were playing from fire engine3
and six streams from fire boats. The
firemen had a hard time to get at the
flames as the boat came into her dock
Bternmost, leaviDg-the burning portion
out in the water. The lire at first was
confined to the forward hatchway, di
rectly forward of tJtie loremast. xne
Hatches being lifted a tremendous volume
of smoke came out making it impossible
for the firemen to see. Soon
tons of water were pouring into the
doomed vessel, and the ship began t? list
to starboard, settling a h'ttle as she did
so. At 6 o'clock about seventy firemen,
with the chief and deputy chief, were
on the boat working to keep the fire
from spreading toward the stern. It
was found to be beyond the efforts of
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tee nrenten, ana an oraer was givcu w
open the for and aft port holes in order
to allow the -water to enter and make
her settle. The water already pouring
into the boat was managing to run along
the bilge keels until it had reached aft,
and the ship showed evidence of listing
to starboard. Most of the firemen
finally left the ship by sliding down a
hose which was fastened to the wheel.
About half dozen men who were on
the starboard side of the boat were unable
to get to the pier, and kept on work
ing as if nothing was happening to endanger
their lives. They continued until
the ship was partially submerged beside
her pier. The men were thrown
into the water. Deputy Chief Duane
and Fireman Thomas McFariane, of
Engine 12, had- to battle for life, and
were rescued with difficulty. Several
of the fire boats engaged in the work of
rescuing the firemen were nearly carried
down by the sinking of the Leona.
At 1 Qft rt'nlrtnV a ror>nrfc that, shook
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the deck plates forward showed the
presence of gas and possibly powder in
the forward hold. "Another report
came about fifteen minutes : later, and a
third in about ten minutes. The explosions
were not serious enough to
cause a further inflow >of water. At
about 8.15 the flames were under control
at the main hatchway and the entile
twatV* troa trt the forward
hatch. The flames were so persistent
that they were not under control for a
long time and the New Yorker was kept
at the boat playing on her all night.
The cause of the fire is a mystery.
The boat left Galveston on Wednesday,
September 27. It was said by one of
the passengers that three days ago the
hatches were battered down, and upon
questions being put to Capt. Wilber he
said the cause was the'high seas. From
that time the ship was kept at full
speed.
The oassenzer said that on several oc
casions he had detected smoke, but had
not thought particular about it, as the
captain said all was well. Capt. "Wilber
denies that the ship was on fire at
sea, and the first he knew of the nre
was when the hatches-were lifted to-day
after arrival.
OTJfi LOST GUN BOAT BAISED.
Brisk Fighting and Casualties on Both
Sides in the Philippines.
Commander "Watson cables the navy
department that he has raised thi
ormVinat TTrHaneta. recently sunk bv the
?
Filipinos, who killed or captured its
crew of nine men. The boat has been
brought to Cavite. where it will be refitted
and again put in action.
General Chis cables that on the 1st
Captain Poore, of the 6th infantry, attacked
and dispersed a Filipino robber
band at Negros, killing 20, including
two leaders, and capturing twelve rifles
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ana. a large quantity ux ammumuuu
and stores. Lieutenant Grubbs, of the
6 th infantry, r.was killed and four of our
men were wounded.
On Lnzon the Filipinos attacked the
line of communication west of Bacor
and were repulsed after severe fighting
in which we lost Captain Eldridge, of
the Fourteenth infantry, killed and ten
or twelve men killed or wounded. On
Monday the Filipinos attacked Calamba
and were repulsed with aloss of 60 kill
ed. Our loss two men tilled ana seven
wounded.
There was a fight on Monday near
Santa Anna in which the Fourth cavalry
had a man killed. The Filipinos
were driven back. A picket post of
three men were killed Wednesday by
natives west of San Fernandino. General
Lawton at Bacoor is organizing a
heavy mised force to clear the country
between that place and Innus. He has
already captured a number of Filipinos
with their arms.
Mnles Lost
A cablegram from General Otis to the
war department Friday brings word of
the loss of several hundred horses and
mules on the transport Siam. The
message follows: SteamerSiam, which
lift San Francisco August 19 with foriv-five
horses and 330 mules, encountered
a typhcon on the 1st instant,
Northern Luzon, in which all but sixteen
mules were lost. The animals
were killed by the pitching of the vessel
and lack of air frm ncces;ary closing
of hatches. No casualties among
passengers. . Otis."'
"I have used your 'Life for the Liver
and Kidneys' with great .benefit, and
for Dyspepsia - or any derangement - of
the Liver or Kidneys I regard it as being
without an equal." James J. Osborne,
Attorney at Law, Boliston,
Henderson Oo., N. 0.
A NEW PLAJN
Adopted; in/Andersonlto: Punish
Ravishers.
ALLOWED ITO MAKE CHOICE.
And He";Preferred to SubmiCto
Surcrical Ooeration Rather
Q ? . Than
be Hanged on
the Spot
A special dispatch from Anderson, S.
C., to the Columbia State says Wednesday
afternoon as a young lady pupil*of
the graded school, a daughter of one of
our most highly respected citizens, who
lives about a mile and a half from town,
was returning homcfrom school about
3 o'clock, and when in sight of home,'
she was accosted by a Negro by* the
name of Tom Jenkins, who made an indecent
proposal to her, followed by an
indecent exposure of his person. The
young lady fled, screaming, toward
home and outran the Negnr and; escaped
his clutches.
The affair did not leak out'until
Thursday, when a party of determined
men set out to capture the Negro, which
they did. They gave him his choice of
lynching or submitting to a certain sur*
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gicai operation. _ xie auoeptcu iuc latter,
and the operation "was thoroughly,
successfully and scientifically performed.
The Negro was carried back
to his home and told he must clear himself
of these parts as soon as he was
well enough. This is the Anderson
plan, and it beats lynching.
TAKEN" WITH SALT.
" /
Columbia Special About Game Chick
ens Subjected to'Doubt.
"In a recent issue of a New York
newspaper "a special from Columbia, S.
C., made some very interesting but
wholly romantic statements concerning
the game cock industry of our State,"
said Mr. P. W. Dc Witt, of Charleston,at
the Piiggs. "The. dispatch related
that a resident of York county"
made a specialty of raising fighting
cocks, and that hundreds of his particular
breed were exported annually to
Mexico, where the fighting of game
chickens is a national pastime. It was
further stated that one particular fine
fizhter had been sold to a Texan, who,
after pitting him against the best birds
of-the Lone Star State and3winning
twenty-seven battles, sold lum to a
Mexican -'sport for $10,000. Across
the Rio Grande this feathered champion,
so the story went, kept up his
record, and won a battle in which the
stake was $10,000.
"One would think from reading the
ahove that the days of Baron Munchausen
had'come again. I am something
of a game chicken fancier, and assert
most positively that the cock never existed
that won as many as twenty-seven
victories. The most I ever knew one
bird to achieve was fifteen, and that
was deemed extraordinary. A chicken
that could win twenty-seven times in
the pit-ought to be worth ten times the
sum reported in this entertaining but
wholly apochryphal story."?Washingtnn
P/iot
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Fatal'Affray ."Among Lawyers.
Col. A. D. Hawes, a leading lawyer
and politician of Ba'inbride, Ga., was
assaulted and shot at Thomas?ille, G-a.,
Wednesday by W. H. Hammond,
another lawyer. The difficulty grew .
out of the argument of a case in chambers
before Judge Hansell, of the superior'court,
by Colonel Hawes and Capt.
William Hammond, father of the man
who did the shooting. During the
course of the argument Colonel Hawes
characterized as untru-j a statement
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maae cy captain jaammona. xneynaa
some words and blows with walking
canes outside the court room, but were
separated by policemen. Later W. H.
Hammond,"son Captain Hammond,
met Captain Hawes, taxed him withinsuiting
his father and shot him.
Chloroformed by BurglarsTwo
masked burglars "Wednesday entered
the residence of C. A. Trainnum
at KnoxvilleTenn., and after chloroforming
his sister, Mrs._ Kimbrough,
searched the room where Trainnum, who
is treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, had several hundred
dollars concealed. They secured
some of it, but Mrs. Kimbrough had
hidden the larger part which they did
not discover. The woman is in a precarious
condition and it is feared
she will die from the effects of the
drug. The police have put bloodhounds
on the trail of the robbers.
Terrible Tragedy.
News has just beer, received of a
terrible tragedy at Lydia, Darlington,
county, Friday afternoon. I)r. Uacy
Lee, a prominent physician, thirty
years old, shot and fatally wounded
bis o.fn father, Dr. H. J. Lee. The
shooting seems to have been the result
of the father rebuking the son for some
angry words spoken to the housekeeper.
The two doctors live and practice together.
The younger was in Darlington
Friday drinking and that may account
for the tragedy. The Lee family
is one of the most prominent in the
county.
Dewey off to Vermont.
a i. l:. , a "n ?...
ills icqueou ^uuxnai -L/cncjr w?d
formally detached from the Olympia.
He telegraphed the executive officer of
that ship to haul down his flag which will
terminate his connection with the
cruiser which has been his home for
more than two years. The admiral will
go to Yermont and after a reception at the
State capitol on October 13th will go to
Boston to attend a reception in his
honor on October 14th. ^
Threatened With. Lynching.
A special to The News and Observer
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IrUILI JJUIUUCiLUU^ *1. U.y oajo*
Ross, colored, was brought here Thurs?
day charged charghed with committing
rape on Mrs. Betty Ingram, a respectable
white woman of Lumber Bridge.
Lynching is threatened for the crime.

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