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VOL LIV WINNSBOKO. S. C., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 1, 1899. NO. 12
' ? ~ **"" ?T*?n??rTniTi I a ir^n n ..Vr n r-< . r T\
IN GREAT DOUBT.'
Contest in Ohio, Iowa, .Nebraska
and Kentucky are Close.
MARYLAND IS ALL RIGHT.
Boss Hanna's Trust Speech is
Helping the Democrats in
Ohio and McLean'Js
The New York Herald publishes a
forecast of the state elections to be held
November 7, in Ohio. Kentucky. Iowa,
Nebraska, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts
and other states, in which it
undertakes to indicate how the several
states will go. The Herald's investigations
show that the result in several
of the states is vt.ry doubtful, and that
either party may reasonably claim the>
advantage. This is regarded as significant,
as few of the Republican or Independent
papers concede that the Dern*
A? v ,_T ?
ocrats have any sbowiii unio onowuvr
As to Uhio, The Herald tays:
"It is estimated that in the coming
Ohio state election Samuel M. Jones,
the ''golden rule" independent candidate
for governor, will rective *bout
one hundred thousand votes. It is
also estimated that the total vote will
be about eight hundred and fifty thousand.
It is evident that Jones is drawing
his strength about evenly from both
old parties, although in seme sections
he is drawing more from one than the
''Senator Hannarefused today iogive
out any estimates on the result, except
to say that he is confident that Georsre
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some plurality. Should Jones receive
one hundred thousand drawing equally
from both parties, it will make little
difference in the general result, and, as
nearly as can be predicted at this time,
the Republican candidate will be elected
by a plurality at least as large as
that received by Governor Bushnell in
"Features of the last week's fight
have been the campaigning tour of
William J. Bryan, the visit ot PresiJ
?* (tT/.TrJr<latT tVia -nrpsenpA nf Gover- I
UCUl lU^XXlUlVJ) bx>v ._
nor .Roosevelt of Xew York, and the
important utterances of Senator Hanna
on the Philippine war and the trust
question. Another feature that will
have an important bearing upon the
campaigning is the wonderful fight
which Jones i?makiDg.
uThe utterances of Senator Hanna
on the trust question will csu?e considerable
trouble for the Republican party.
The Democratic press has already
Senator Hanna with defending
trusts and repudiating the trust plank
of the Republican platform.
"In several interviews Mr. Ilanna
has repudiated the stories that he is op
posed to the tru.-t flank, but his exBs
planations have/u-r been clear or comprehensive
enough f-. r the average voter.
It is feared that his speeches on
this question will be a serious detriment
to the party's chances of success.
"Money is being lavishly used in the
present fight, aod it is a safe estimate
that before the campaign is over more
than $1,000,000 will have been expended
by both parties.
.lnhn R. McLeansaTS he is confident
he will be elected by as good a majority
over the Republican candidate as
was received by Governor Campbell
when elected as Democratic govern nr
in 1889. when he defeated Foraker by
uThe Kentucky gubernatorial election
will be held on Tuesday, November
7. but not even at this late day is
rvnTrent of DODular feeling setting
so strongly in one direction that its
flow can be easily determined. There
are two Democratic tickets and one
"Both Democratic tickets are planted
on free silver platforms, and both
are advocating Bryan for president.
Republicans are united and harmonious.
Seemingly, Republicans should
be surt of victory, and trey are confi
dent, jet the result is in great doubt.
William Sylvester Taylor, head of the
Republican ticket, acu his associates
are confident. Sena: or Goebel, head of
the regular Democratic ticket, is certain
he will be the nest governor by 10
or 15 thousand plurality.
"Mr. Goebel does not beliuve the
nomination of former Governor John
Young Brown on an independent ticket
has addsd to the opposition to the regular
Democracy. He believes Brown
may get ten thousand votes, bat says if
the ticket bad not been nominated the
remilar Democrats would have been so
apathetic lie would have been defeated
as Hardin was in 1S95.
yS" "Mr. Goebel attaches no great im/
portance to the Brown ticket, and no
estimate outside of these of Brown's
supporters puts his vote above 20.000,
whiie one-half that seems a fair esti
"Republicans, however, believe the
bolt so formidable that they are declaring
Brown will get 40.000 votes, and
that Taylor's plurality will oe 30,000.
This estimate is for public consumption.
The close calculators really figure
on a Taylor plurality of 5.000 to
15,000. They declare they will carry
the third, fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth
k and eleventh districts. Chances are
wm good for them in the third, aDd the
1 * - .3
^ lourtn is uguuuui.
"The fifth district includes Louisville
and Jefferson county. Louisville
is undoubtedly Republican, though it
went Democratic in the city election,
but here is where the Independent
ticket has its greatest strength. Here
is also a heavy gold Democratic vote
which will go for neither Democratic
THE OTHER STATES.
"In Virginia the contcst is for the
legislature, and the issue is the c'.eciion
of United States Senators by the people.
Democrats will carry the legislature,
and a majority of the members
will undoubtedly vote for the re election
of Martin as senator.
"Massachusetts politicians are Scaring
chiefly on the size of the Republitan
majority. Republicans will be
eatiafied with anything above fifty
! thousand majority, and Democrats will
[ l>c satisfied if tfcey "can keep the figures
j below forty thousand.
"E^ch party is declaring it -will win
in Iowa, but Republicans feel entirelj
safe for both governor atd legislature.
; At the beginning of the campaign there
was some lear as to the effect of imperialism
on the foreign born voters, but
Republicans say this issue has no;
proved of any use, to the Democrats.
The latter declare quite the contrary.
"Bryanism has been made the issue
by the fusior-ists in Nebraska, where
Republicans are working earnestly tc
carry the state. The Fusionists base
their hopes of succets large'y on the
1 defection of the German votes, who are
declared to be solid.y in opposition tc
the expansion policy. Indications art
that the Republicans will make sub
stantial gains, if they do not carry the
TLe indications are that Man land,
which has gone Republican in her last
two elections, will retcra to the Democratic
column on the 7th. At least this
is the outlook at this time.
THEY "WEBE STARVING.
Passengers Arrive at Seattle in De
After a voyage of 28 days from Cape
Nome, during which two men diedfiom
starvation a?.d others were half crazed
froi- want of food and water, the
sch.. or B. ra arriv< d at Seatle Wed
uex( ?v wr.ii ueany zuw passer-pcrs u;<
! f.r News of the wretohcl plight of
tin Hera's passecgers was brought bore
Sunday night by ti-e stoaiuer Lukms.
The rtVtsEue cutur Grant ami the tug
Sea Loan, ia mediately started after the
schooner. They succecd*d in Iiudicg
it Tuesday about fifty miles off Cape
The two dei'h-s reported are those of
J. S Ryau, came oa board a well aac,
hut through bad food became ill, arid
owing to :ack of attention gradually
grtw worse, u^til he died on October
16ih. The ">ther case is much the same.
George Lamby, through want of nourishment
and confinement in ill-ventilated
quarters, was taken ill with typhoid
fever and died on October 21st. While
he was sick he had absolutely no medical
attention. Both men were buried
From the statements of other passengers
it is learned that the agent of
ship at Nome guaranteed them plenty
of good provisions on the way down.
They were chargrd $50 for their passage.
When they were a few days out
meat, sugar and butter ran out. The
menu consisted of suit pork and canned
mutton. There was a little dried fruit
on board, but only enough to supply
the table three times with dried peaches
and twice with dried prunes. From
that time on for nearly 24 days their
fnnd consisted of flour and coffee. There
was plenty of flour bat the water was
short. Four days ago the last unpalatable
salt horse was consumed. Had it
not been for rain storms which fell for
1 * ui i :.-L
a lew aays, tney wouia nave uteu wiuiout
When the Hera anchored out in the
stream the majority of the men were so
weak that they could not carry their
gold dust ashore without assistance.
Several passengers were crazed from
their terrible experience and had to be
carried ashore and taken care of. Even
taking their terrible voyage into consideration,
the passengers unite in declaring
Nome to be the greatest camp
on earth, and many-of them will return
in the spring.
Rerarakable Yield of Wheat.
The Carolina Spartan sajs Mecklenburg
County, X. C., has no doubt again
1 d the United States in growing wheat.
Tiiu Charlotte Oil and Fertilizer Co..
had 145 acres, and Mr. Fred Oliver 210
acres, making 355 acres of wheat grown
by one manager, 31r. Oliver. This
wheat suffered from the excessive rains
and cold weather experienced by the
whole winter wheat territory last winter.
andtheyieli was cut off at least
50 n'er cent, by the damage done. It
cave an average jield; however, of 20
bushels to the ^cre. Many acres thac
were so situated as to be protected by
good drainage aud by surrounding
woods, gave yield of over 40 bushels per
acre. Mr. Oliver claims he can raise
40 to 50 bushels or wheat per acre with
favorable seasons. The fertilizer used
la?t season cost $4.SO per acre, and it
would no doubt have given double the
yield of wheat if the weafhcr hau been
favorable. Why raise cotton when you
can get more money value fiooi ?vlieat,
with less labor and expense, and at the
same time have a chance to grow on
sauie land, same season, another crop
eithei of pea*, millet or corn. The farmers
in the South will be much more independent
when they raise all the wheat,
corn and hog's ar.d cattle that they con
sume and ociy tail as mucn cotton as id
follo wing data. covering a period
of twenty-eight years, have been compiled
from the weather bureau records
at Charleston for the month of November:
Mean or normal temperature 58
dearees. The warmest month was that
of 1S9G, with an average of 63 degrees.
The coldest month was tnai or iscs,
-with an average of 54 decrees. The
highest temperature was 82 degrees on
November 13, 1379. The lowest temperature
was 23 degrees on November
30, 1872. Average date on which first
* killing" frost occurred in autumn,
November 30. Average date on which
last '"killing" frost occurred in spring,
March 2 Average precipitation for the
month, 2 02 inches. Average number
of days with .01 of an inch or more, S.
Tl-m irroatoj* niAnThlv nrpnimtation was
7.54 inches in 1SSS. The least monthly
precipitation was 0.33 inches in
1876. The greatest amount of precipitation
recorded in any twenty-four consecutive
hours was 5.34 inches on November
1C? and 17j 1-8S9. Average
number of-clear days. 13; partly cloudy
days, 10; cloudy days, 7. The prevailing
winds have been from the northeast,
22 per centum. The highest velocity
of the wind was 40 miles from the
east on November 14, 18SS.
Don't Like Our Style.
The Filipinos, like the Spaniards,
do not like the style of American fightinr.
A letter from Manila says the
"little brown men" complain that the
Americans "do not fight fair," in that
"instead of going back after a battle to
have dinner and smoke cigarettes, they
keep on going ahead and want to fight
That is What Witnesses Swears j
About Ouzts Statement.
IN REFERENCETO COL VANCE I
The Ex-Comrnissioner Submits
i His Side of the Case in
i the Form of Affida,
To the People of South Carolina.
Mr. Ouzts in one of his. chapters o?
revelations, has seen lit to make charges
i against me. For two years I held the
position of commissioner at the vate
i dispensary. The first year Mr. Ouzts
was the shipping c'trk; the second year
he was my confidential clerk and bookkeerer.
My desk was never locktd.
As my confidential cierk Mr. Ouzts
opened all my mail, and at all times
had free access to all my papers. Darr..orc
tViaf. xcnrtpfl tn
VUU V?1V w *. v, ^ V
gether 31r. Ouzts at all times treated
me with the utmost ccurtcsy and consideration,
and I mot him in the same
spirit. I could submit other affidavits,
but think the following sufficient to r<;plj
to Mr. Ouzts:
k.'. 11. 1 OUlt.
Columbia, S. C , Oct. 2G)V18UD.
Sra.e of Soath Carolina?Richland
Personally appeared before a,e D M
Miles, who being duly sworn saya that
he is the chairman of the State board of
control; that he has read in the papers
the stau merit of I) A G Ouzts that Col
Vance, when commissioner, had paid
to Mr. Earhardt the sum of $12 without
his knowledge ~r consent, and pronounces
the same to be absolutely
false. D M Miles.
Sworn to before me this 17th Oct.,
1S99. B. C. Webb, X. P.
State of South Carolina?Richland
Personally appeared before me M K
Cooper, who being duly sworn, says
that he is secretary of state for South
Carolina, that he has read in the papers
the statement of D A G Ouzt? in reference
to the changing of prices of certain
liquors and wines by Col Vance,
fVio /?nmmia?in7ipr and that hfi had com
plained of the same to other members
of the board and pronounces the said
statement to be absolutely false.
M R Cooper.
S^orn to before me this 18th Oct.,
1899. D H Means, X P.
State of South Carolina?Richland
PiTionaily appeared before me M H
Mobley, who being duly sworn, says
that he is one of the bookkeepers in the
State dispensary; that he has read in
the papers the statement of DAG
Ouzts in reference to the sale to him
by Col Vance, then commissioner, of
one gray horse; that he bought the horse
openly and fairly, after the other bids
had been rejected, and that any state
? ^ ^ A n fa fViA
rneuii uy XJ uuiu iu tuo buuuu;
is absolutely false. M H Mobley.
S^orn to before o)e this 19th Oct.,
1S99 Benj. C. Webb, N P forS C.
Stale of South Carolina?Richland
Personally appeared before me J Jf
Easier, who being duly sworn, says
that he is an employe at the State dispensary;
that he worked there while
CM, Yacce was commissioner; that he
has read in the papers the statement of
DAG Oazts that last Christmas,
through some of the hands, Col. Vance
gave to the railroad employes $20 00
worth of whiskey; that he was the man
who carried the whiskey to the depot;
that to the best of his recollection Col.
Vance sent by him six bottles of X rye
pints on the day before Chaistmas to
*U/v of Jonnt TTTIO f.hft
IUV iiauuo av tuv uv^vu -? uv ~
dispensary shipments; chat six bottles
of X rye pints were woiti about $2 00;
that the statement of D AG Ouzts that
Col. Vance sent $20 worth of whiskey
te the railroad hands is absolutely false.
J P Easier.
S*ora to before me this 19th Oct.,
1S99. Benj. C Webb,
Notary Public for S C.
State c-f South Carolina?Richland
~L> ? .rt. Allfr orvnAiro/] TYlA IT T?
JL tr-rM/uaiij opp\^a.4.\y\A W*VAV mw * ?
Elowie, who being duly sworn, says
that he has read in the papers the statement
of D A G Ouzts in reference to
the sale of some contraband wine to
himself and W J Hill by Commissioner
Vance; that at the time of the
sale of ihe wine Messrs Williams and
Doutnit were in the board room; that
Col. Vance took a samrle of the wine
to them accompanied by himself and
W J Hill; that Williams tasted the
wine, and remarked that kiit tasted like
pokeberry juice, and was unfit to drink."
Mr Douthit unon tastinir it pronounced
it worthless; that Col. Vance said he
thought it pretty fair claret wine, aud
could sell it for 10 cents per galloD;
that Messrs. Williams and
Douthit told him to sell it
immediately; that the statement of D
A n t\ n.,1 V ?
A. VjT. III it L \ auug ov*u vu*u
wine oo his own motion is absolutely
false. H. B. Howie.
Sworn to before me this 25th day of
Oct., 1S99. Winthrop Williams,
>\ P. S. C.
State of South Carolina?Richland
Personally appeared before me T. W.
Collins, G B Pettigrew, J E Earhardt,
J P Easier and R C McCants, who beinc
duly sworn say that they are em
ployes at the State dispensary, that
they vrere there while Col Vance was
commissioner: that they have read the
statement of I) A G Ouzts in the papers
in reference to Col Vance trying
to compel the employes to vote for
Sloan in the last municipal election;
that Col Vance never intimated to them
that he had any choice in the matter,
nor do they know of Col Vanes haviog
spoken to any of the employes about
whom they should vote for, and chat
to the best of their belief and information
the statement of DAG Ouzts is
Thos. W Collins,
G B Pettigrew,
R C McCants.
Sworn to before me this 10th day of 1
Oct., 1S09. Benj. C Webt), *
Notary Public for S. C.
State of South Carolina?Richland 1
Personally appeared before me John
.nlm krtinnr n!r srrnrn savs that
| vr liu UV/IU^ Ai; w .. V* ? J ?v
I he is the shippin' 'erk at the State
I dispensary; that h Jed said position
12 months while CoT Yar.ce was commissioner;
that never at anytime did
Commissioner Vance intimate to him 1
in the remotes; degree that he would
prefer any one brand of whiskey shipfhit
Vvn lioa in fchfi
J'UU LU ailVUlVi J WUUV ?V
papers the statement made by D A GOuzls
that Col Vance pressed the shipment
of certain liquors; that to the
best of hi? belief and information said
statement is absolutely false.
.John Black. *
Sworn to before me this 10th Oct., _
189!). Benj. C Webb. ?
Notary Public for S- C. .
OUZTS ASKS FOR THE RECORD AND (iETS *
IT?IX TIIE NECK. w
Iu his card published October 21st, tl
Mr. Ouzts. in s?peakimr of his 'Tevela- t!
tioas," "I dtsiro to say I am ready to
stand bv th? record as to the truth of C
the same, aid demand by the records I a
bo judged." d
S:ate of South .Carolina?Richland h
Personally appeared before B. C. t<
Welb. who being duly sworn, says that w
he is the clerk of the State board of r
control, that he held sain t " position ti
wLile Co!. Yu:.co was eommis?ioner; t<
that he has re&u the statement as pub- d
iished in the papers by D A. G. O jzts. w
in which he charges that C?>1. Vance
Iomed to Mr. \V. MeB. Sloao th? coil F
belonging to the State, aud that, Sloan u
did hi> o?.n weighing, returning some si
and pa\ing for some; that some lioje in Si
March Mr. Sioan delivered to the dis- tc
pccsary one car of coal, but not 100 b
tons as rba-ged by DAG Ouzts; that a]
the cr, according to the railroad b
weight, contained 58,700 pounds of h
1 -I . vr_ s ?? n nn fr
COai; t (1 It .ur 01<>aU JJJL it] iti; puuuuo, "
as sho.vn bv the certificate of City bi
Weigher Griifin attached to the voucher
iut be office of the State board of ai
octroi; tbat on April 6 Mr Sloan pre- h;
sentcd his bill and was paid for 44,290 re
pounds, as shown by voucher in the
office of the State board of control; w
that Mr Sloan did borrow from Col es
Vance 10,320 pounds of hard coal; that e'<
the coal borrowed and the coal returned
was weighed by City Weigher Griffin, h;
as shown by his certificate of weights h(
attached to the voucher in the office of oi
the State board of control; that Mr. la
Sloan returned all the coal borrowed hi
save HO pounds, which he paid for at
the rate of $6.50 per ton, as shown on 01
voucher in the office of the State board oi
of control; that the statement of D A G- w
Ouzts in reference to this transaction w
is absolutely false. - tc
B. C. Webb.
Sworn to before me this 19th day of
Oct. 1899. Wm. H. Yeldell,
N. P. S. C. B
State of South Carolina?Richland
Personally appeared before me G H ^
Charles, who being duly sworn, says
that he is one of the bookkeepers at
~ .1,1 i J f r
the State dispensary tnat ne nas reaa
in the papers the statement of D A G lc
Ouzts that Col Vance invariably gave a
i he orders for Lanahan & Son's whis ^
kies to b( shipped out first, so that the ^
same could be bottled up and shipped *
out before the next meeting of the "
board r" control; that Col Vance nave*"
eave verbal oiders for the shipment of *
liqours purchased by the State board;
that all orders were in writing; that he
has examined the orders given by Col ^
ir r *?:i IOOQ ? A-,.,*! 1.QQQ bj
V SOUS lruoi ItWU, iu u^m iwu .
inclusive (duriDg which period DAG *Oazts
served as bookkeeper to Col eI
Vance, who was commissioner at that VJ
time); that these orders, which are now ai
on file in the office of the clerk of the P1
board of control, by their dates show
conclusively that the statement of D A
G Oazts is absolutely false. *n
G. H. Charles, ,b(
r. X. -L_c k(
D>vorn to ueiort: mu mis w uaj u?
Oct. 1S99. U. X Gunter, Jr., s[
]S. P. S. C. ti]
Sta<e of South Carolina?Richland
Personally appeared before me F E g1
Young, who being duly sworn, says t}.
that he is the receiving clerk at the D.
State dispensary, and as such keeps c]
vr.r?r\rA n F all revived: that I <.v
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prior to his appointment DAG Ouzts W(
kept this book; that the entries from
April, 1S9S, to May, 1S99, except when <<,
Mr Collins was doiDg Mr Ouzts'work, m
are in the handwriting of D AG Ouzts; ot
that he has read in the papers the state- le
ment of D A G Oazts that Col Vance st
when eommissioDer would order the
Lanahan purchases shipped first, so
that their liquor would be first received sj
at the di:-pjnsary, bottled up aDd ship- tj.
ped out before thu next meeting of the
State board of control; chat the receiving
book shows when whiskey purchases
were received; that the record as kept sa
by DAG Ouzts himself proves con- hi
clusively that his charges as stated at
above against Col Yacce are absolutely R
false F E YouDg. bl
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U?TU1U IV UV/iViV Uiv WU.V WW-.,
1899. B C Webo, ec
Notary Pabiic for S. C. b:
Lynched in Georgia. c;
John Goolsby. a young Negro, was g.
shot to death at Riggin's mill, near fr
Macon, Ga., Friday morning, it is presumed
by some member of an informal Q(
posse from the adjoining county of
Twiggs. Goolsby ha'4 cut to pieces his
employer, Jim Tom Robinson, a respected
white farmer of that county, ir
the night before. Some time ago bi
Goolsby was in Bibb couDty jail under H
a misdemeanor charge. Robinson paid tl
the tine with the understanding it was tl
to be worked out on his farm. He h
found Goolsby worthless and ordered tl
him away. The Negro returned to the is
place Thursday night and a difficulty h
arose between the two men In which ri
Rjbinson was badly cut up, and it is e:
feared he will die. Goolsby fled and H
o nnc;o <- f npifhbnrs started in Dursuit. tc
" F>"-v ? -o - ?
Friday morning his dead body was oi
found near his father's house with a
Winchester bullet through the h.-art.
An S-year-old brother of the dead man
was the only witness of the shooting, i
and he could only say some men did it. -t
Goolaby's record ha^. .
The long feathers the Jaiies wear in p
their hats now-a-days may be harmless, w
but they look awful dangerous. a;
FROZEN TO DEATH.
rhe Most Fatal October Blizzard
Ever Known in Montana.
FAITHFUL COLLIE DOGS.
fhey Guarded the Bodies of Their
Dead Masters. Nine Men
Known to Have Per
As a result of the reoent blizzard
rhich swept through Teton county, in
be northern part of Montana, nine
len are known to be dead, and of these,
ve bodies have been recovered. With
nc exception, all were aheep herders,
nd all were found lying in such posiions
as to indicate that they had stayed
ith their flocks to the last, dying in
heir attempts to save the pooperty of
Williom rj-raVuim working for the
Cascade Land company, was found in
coulle near Healy Butte. It is evient
that he tried hard through the
lght to get his sheep into camp, but
ad not succeeded. Conscious of the
eath which was impending, he returned
. r-nirlninrhf thorP
J UJ3 ICU. auuuu uiiuuiguv Muvi w
rote and left a note saying ha was
early exhausted, but was about to reirn
to the sheep in the snow, hislan;rn
about 20 feet distant. Of his two
oga, one remained to guard the body,
bile the other followed the sheep.
Norman Brace worked for Will
ioweree. He remained with his sheep
ntil be managed to drive them into a
leltcred spot, where tbey wculd be
tf'e. Blinded by the storm, he mis>ok
the coulle where "his cabin was
ui)t and wandered up another. Re*
* - * ?. 1 A- J
iiziog Jhis<mistafce too late, ne raraeu
ack and fell less than 200 yards from
ome and safety. The searching party
mod his dog stretched across the dead
Matt Gregorich was found with his
:ms crossed upon his breast. His dog
ad followed the sheep into camp and
iturned with the rescue party too late.
H. Herald, working for C. R. Scoffin,
as lying in the deep snow, his beard
iten of Dy the sheep, which had also
iten his clothes and part of his boots.
Tt ia nrnhflhlp that the dead list is
ardly begun. Flocks of sheep without
srders have been reported from vari29
points in the storm district, and
ter these will be traced and the dead
Now the snow covers up everything
i the prairie, and the coulies, many
? them more than 100 feet deep and
ith steen sides, are filed with it. This
as the most severe and most fatal Uciber
storm ever occurring in Montana.
Bride .Robbed by the Groom.
Mrs. Mary J Colthar, 45 years old, of
unker Hill, 111., whose husband'died
fo years ago, leaving her a farm and
J, 000, is penniless in Rochester, N.
.. having been robbed of $4,075 by a
ew York confidence man. Accordig
to her story, which has been veri;d
by the Rochester police, Mrs. Col
iar about a month ago, by a letter of
itroduction through an agency, began
correspondence with James Monroe.
few weeks later, by appointment,
tey met in Indianapolis and the same
'ternoon were married. The folio wig
day they started, together with Mrs.
olthar's 11-year-old daughter, for New
ork, to witness the Dewey day cele ation.
Before going however, Mrs.
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UlLiicii piaucu t% tpjy,v/w iuuivgags? vn
ic farm and drew $2,100 from the
ink. The trio arrived in Rochester a
w days ago, and Monroe proposed to
igage in the drug business and preliled
upon his wife to loan him $4,075,
id s'med for New York, ostensibly to
irehase stock for the store. Monroe
is not been seen since. Wednesday
rs. Colthar received a letter from him
: New York, saying he had been rob;d,
and advising her to return toBun;r
Hill. Mrs. Colthar, realizing that j
le had been deceived, immediately laia
ie case before Chief Cleary, who has
ken steps to catch the man.
Threatens to Resign,
William E. Mason, junior United
:ates senator from Illinois, declared
lat he would resign if the Republican
itional convention in 1900 did not de
are against ''criminal aggression" in
ie Philippines. Mr. Mason even
ent so far as to say he would resign if
;e convention offered the Filipinos
canned freedom," a* he thought it
ight do. There must be no evasion
1 the vital issue of pure and unadulrated
freedom, or the senator will
ep down and out. T Mr. Mason
oposcs to stand for reelection to see
Hether the Illinois general assembly
des with him or witb the policy of
ie McKinley administration.
A dispatch from Cleveland Ohio,
.ys: "City Councilman J. L. Reilly
is fallen heir to $80,000. Four years
co, while in San Antonio, Texas, Mr.
eilly stopped a runaway team, probaiy
saving the life of the driver, a
ealtby farmer of Palmer, Texas, nam1
John Wallace. His arm was so
idly injured in the s ruggle that for a
me amputation was thought to be neissary,
but eventual]/ it healed. On
iturday Mr Reilly received notice
om San Anton1'o that Mr. Wallace
id died and left him a legacy af $30,)0."
Has Seen Light.
Senator Beveridge's silence respect
ig the Philippine problem seems to
3 worrying some of the Republicans,
ie speot several months studying
le question in Luzon and elsewhere in
le archipelago. Bat since his return
ome he has not had a. word to say in
le public prints in favor of the admintration's
Philippine policy. Before
s sailed for the East Senator Bevedge
was understood to be an ardent
spansionist, if not an imperialist,
[is present silence is being construed
) mean that he lias undergone a cnange
As to Shade Trees.
The supreme court of Illinois has
ecided that shade tree3 on the street
1 front of a house belong to the owner
f the house and that a telephone ccmany
which cut the limbs of a tree
ithout permission was liable for damre.
HASELDEN'S PEIVATE STOCK.
It Is Charged That He Has a Bai
Eoom at HomeSome
of Mr. Haselden's neighbor;
make very serious charges against him.
Outz in a card to the papers quotes from
two letters received from Marion county
in which the writers say: ';Sicce
Haselden's connection with the board
of "control hundreds of bottles of all
kinds of liquors and wines ind lager
beer by the barrel have be^n shipped
to Seller's Station to him by various
liquor houses for his own personal use.
In every instance the freight is prepaid
and he has nothing to do but to take it
out. Of course it is a physical impossibility
to drink it all himself, while
he does his level best to do so. and the
balance is distributed ab>ut free where
it will do the most good. I am told
that he has a room in his house fixed
up for the display of his goods, and
has large bottles on which appear in
I laree eilt letlers such labels as the fol
lowing: ''Haselden's night cap."
''Haselden's private stock," "Haselden's
dew drop.'' etc, etc. All this is
received from liquor houses and is sent
to him absolutely free. Many young
men have been offered liquor ia his
house and they often come away in all
stages of intoxication and .1 myself have
seen older rneD, men with families,
come from his house as'--drunk as the
proverbial fiddler's bitch. '"The looks
of the express company at Sellers will
show the many shipments. The influence
of a free bar in that, community is
worse than a dispensary or a bliud
tiger. All the above facts and many
more similar can be substantiated by
record and unimpeachable testimony.
You might also inquire who was it Ilaselden
or Cooper?who had the box of
samples shipped to Spartanburg for a
certain candidate during the last State
primary and about which much was
said at the time."
The second letter says: "At the
time Mr. Haselden became a member
of the boird of control he owed a judg
ment agaiDst him of between $2,000
and $2,500. That judgment has been
paid. It lias been reported for months
that packages of whiskey had been shipped
to Mr. Haselden from various liquor
houses of the very fanciest kind put up
in "Haselden's Pride," etc. It has
also been reported that Mr. Haselden
has a college record equal to that of his
WILL BE HUNG.
Quick Work Made of the Two Darlington
A dispatch from Darlington to The
State, in speaking of the trial and conviction
of the two fiends who recently
raped a young lady in that county says:
The court house was crowded again
Thursday and excitement was running
high on account of the trial ot JL>ini?
Mitchell for rape. Ed. Luckey was
convicted the day before, but sentence
was suspended so he could testify
against his accomplice, Diak Mitchell.
Judge Bennett charged the jury to
weigh well the evidence, and that it
would not do to convict where life was
at stake on the testimony of an accom
plice alone, that it had to be corroborited
by other testimony. He also said
that he took this opportunity to thank
attorney King for the energetic way he
has conducted the defense. That it
was the duty of the presiding judge
when a man was to be tried for his life
and was too poor to provide himself
with counsel to appoint counsel for
him, and that he had appointed Mr.
Coker King to defend Mitchell. He
had received no compensation for it,
but he could have done no better if he
hail been well paid.
The jury was out but a few minutes,
when they returned with a verdict of
guilty. Dink Mitchell and Ed. Luckey
were both sentenced to be hanged the
24th of November. Everybody seems
to be well satisfied, and Darlington
county has set an example for the
Wanted for Bigamy.
The Columbia State says Gov. Johnston
of Alibama has for some time been
making vigorous efforts to secure the
capture of Dr. W. H. Ilderton of this
State who is wanted in Alabama for
bigamy. He sent a requisition some
time ago to the governor and it was
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sent co ine snerm 01 l/oruinjsiex cjuuty.
Nothing was heard from the sher
iff and he was asked to explain. He
writes that he has made every effort to
catch Ilderton but has failed. Gov.
Johnston has offered a rewaad of $100
for the capture of the man. From Gov.
Johnston's letter it appears that Ilderton
left his family ia this State and
went to Alabama. There he met and
manied a beautiful girl, and when it
was discovered that he was a married
man the young woman's life had been
ruined, he fled from justice and came
back to Dorchester county. South Car
Look Out FarmersA
dispatch from Charleston says a
deal was closed Tuesday whereby the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical company
acquires the Edisto Phosphate company
for two hundred thousand dollars. The
Virginia-Carolina company now owns
all but one of the Charleston fertilizer
oompanies, and bv recent acquisition of
properties in Savannah and Columbia,
it practically controls the fertilizer product
of the south. This means that
the farmers will have to pay higher
prices for fertilizers next year than
they did this
Married Nine Times.
Wesley James, an old Negro, whose
home is in Charlotte, has one of the
most remarkable histories we have ever
heard of. He has been married cine
times. Eight of his wives are dead,
and he now lives with the ninth. lie
;s 75 years old and is hale and hearty.
His oldest children, twins, 2re 55 years
old, and his youngest, twins also, are
12 months old. James savs he is the
father of 5G children, and many of
them he has not heard from in years.?
Dr. Rice Declines.
The Columbia State says the Rev.
Dr. J. A. Rice, president of the Columbia
celleje, recently declined to consider
a very flattering call to the pastorate
of one the wealthiest charges in
I the Southern Methodist church at a
salary double that which his present
WILL DiUi riiUSJCiUUiXi.
Two Shipwrecked Sailors Held for
A. spccial dispatch from Charleston
to the State says: Maurice Andersen
and Gudmaan Thomassen of the shipwrecked
crew of the Norwegian bark
Drot were released from custody Thurskv
Arrlor r>f \nrwee-ian covern
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ment, and Deputy Marshal Reed, who
has had the men under surveillance at
the city hospital, was withdrawn. The
men will not be prosecuted for slaying
their shipmate, Max Hoffman, and they
have been offered free transportation
back t3 their homes in Sweden and Nor
The instructions for the release of
the seamen came to Mr. C. 0. Witte,
the Norwegian consul, from the consul
general 2t New York. Mr. Witte repaired
at 10 o'clock Thursday morning
to the office of United States Commissioner
J. Wesley Smith, on Queen street,
and after the papers for the release had
been drawn up, he signed them, liberating
Thomassen and Andersen from
custody. The papers were immediately
The decisiqb of the Norwegian gov'
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ernment not/o prosecute Andersen ana
Thomasseywas probably reached on
the reports submitted by Consul Witte,
which slyfwed that the killing was the
result or dire necessity. The men were
crazed by hunger and thirst and long
suffering, and it is hardly to bethought
that they should be held accountable
forsan act done under the circumstances.
The drawing of the lot, which decreed
that Hoffman should be sacrificed, was
entirely regular and fair. His death
meant the saving of the lives of the
other seamen and, however regrettable
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the attair ana narrowing tire aetaiis,
the fast remains that it was necessary
that one man should die, and it just
happened that Hoffman drew the lot.
This is the common sense view of the
case, and it is the opinion that is generally
held. The Norwegian government
probably reached the same opinion
and hence the instructions to Mr.
Witte to have the seamen released.
Thomassen and AndeYsen were greatly
elated when told of their good for
tune. Thomassen will leave here in
a few days for New York, whence he
sails for his home at Stevanger. He
said that he will never cross the ocean
again after his present trip. He will
engage in coastwise fishery and will live
with his mother and four brothers.
Anderson is still confined to his bed
and will not be able to get about for
a couple of weeks. He says that he
desires to remain in Charleston. He
has no immediate relatives and is not
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anxious 10 go oao*. lu oweueu, uxb u?tive
Interesting statistics in regard to
tHe increase of. population, just completed
by Sir Robert Giffon, show that
England now has possessions in all five
continents, and that a quarter of the
nnrmlaHnn nf tTiA pnf.irA AArfcll is STlb
ject to her suzerainty. The extent of
territory owned by England amounts to
13.000,000 square miles, and on this
immense tract is a population of 420,000,000.
In the last 27 years the English
realm has increased by 2,854,000
square miles, and within the same period
125,000,000 have been added to
the population. Since 1871 the population
of the United Kingdom?England,
Scotland and Ireland?has increased
from 32,000,000 to 40,000.000
At the beginning of this century England,
Scotland and Ireland had a population
of 11,000,000, and France of
26.000,000, yet today the proportion in
both countries is almost alike. Russia
^? ? t i-*-:? cn
nas mcreaseu. uer pupuiaoiuu uj w,000.000
since 1870, the result being
that she has now a total population of
130,000,000 Germany had a population
of 20,000,000 at the beginning of
the century; now she has between 50,000,000
and 60.000,000^ of whom alf
most a quarter of the result cf the increase
of births over deaths. Germany
too, is making vast s.iiiles as a colonial
power, and her population in those distant
possessions already amounts to
a big number.
A TerriDie xypnoon.
Japan was recently visited by a most
destructive typhoon. In Tokio and
Yokohama it raged with great fierceness.
Hundreds of houses were wrecked
in all districts, though the storm
seems to have been attended with less
loss of life than usual. News of another
disastrous catastrophe comes from
Tagonaura between Numadez and
Znazkawa. A.bout 1 o'clock on October
Tth a tidal wave swept over Tagon
aura. Over 500 houses were destroyed
aud more thaa 100 perished. The
neighborhood of Yosohtwa >leiwa was
converted into an extensive lake.
Great misery and suffering prevail
among the afflicted people. A telegram
from Miyazaki prefecture also reports
the occurrence of a tidal wave at Mimitsumachi
on October 6th and the des
truction of many houses.
It Was Not Yellow Jack.
The governor Wednesday received a
letter faom Dr. Mole, of Yemassee, in
which he declares that the reported
yellow feyer at that place is hemorrhagic
fever. He cannot understand how
the report that it was yellow fever originated.
Governor McSweeney as soon
as he was informed of the suspected
cases immediately set about to have
the matter thoroughly investigated.
Some people think it is unfortunate for
such matters to get out to the public,
but the governor thinks it better to do
that than to run the risk of other communities
bei"g infected. Luckily n
this case the rumors were false.
A special to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
from Dallas, Tex., says Walter
Ford, who murdered his sweetheart,
Lucy Moore, at Waco, Tex., in June,
1S9S, was hanged in that city today.He
died without faltering.
- Dangerous to Delay.
Last week a delinquent subscriber
said he would pay up if he lived. He
died. Another said: "I'll see you to
morrow." He's blind. Still another
said: "I'll pay you this week or go to
the devil." He's gone. There are
hundreds who ought to take warning
from these procrastinators and pay up
IUM 1 Tnil f AIK!
The Capital City's Invitation to all
EVERYTHING NOW READY.
Exhibits Promise to Be Unusually
Full and Varied?Great Crowd
of the Attractions.
Columbia, Oct. 28.?Special: All
the preparations for the State1 Fair, so
far as these are within the reach of the
State Agricultural and Mechanical Society,
are bow practically completed.
Both President Cunningham and Secretary
Hollo way have taken quarters
here, and they have been busily engaged
in matters relating to our great
fall gathering. They are both confident
of a great gathering?one of the
very largest that have been witnessed
here in the past thirty years. This of
itself will constitute a leading attrac
tion of the .fair. Every such, crowd is
good-humored and jolly, and joliy people
are always happy.
Even were there nothing in the fair
but its effect in thus bringing thousands
of our people together, it would
be worth the people*s attendance and
patronage. But there is much more.
Col. Holloway reports that there is
assurance of fine exhibits in every department.
Judging also from the business
going on in his office we may safely
count on an exhibition that will be
varied.- extensive and first-class in
every particular. This fact is enough
to furnish reasons for a great gathering
of people from evefy part of the State.
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jjui iucic tt^c utuer iui ouuu a
gathering this y&i.* ,-Ti>e six^t crop of
cotton has been sofcL^- far bettoi" prices
than were expected. ' ^&i]jst oxir pt?rt "?
pie are the wcrse for the fafittr^bf their * crops,
yet the unexpectedly good prices *
has put them in good spirits, and they
are after a little innocent pleasure.
The Stat a fair affords tin deairftd nn
portunity and the people mean to use
it. They are coming here by the carload.
The railways have giyen good
rates?one fare for the round trip, plus
ten per cent
The business-men of Columbia realize
that there must be some attractions
in addition to those on die fair grounds
In the daytime the people do enjoy
themselves on the grounds, yet they
like a little run down town on the electric
railway and arrived there they appreciate
a little amusement The city
fair association have undertaken to
supply this. There will be trapeze
performances, tight-rope walking, aerial
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aivmg, ana every auernoon a D&iion
ascension. At night the First U. S.
Artillery Band will give a giand concert
on the State House grounds, ac
companied with a display of fireworks.
Main Street itself will be brilliantly
The annual ball of the South Carolina
Club will take place on Thursday
night of Fair week in the hall of the
nouse ot representatives. <Ja ttas
occasion there will be a joyous gathering
of the beauty and gallantry of South
Carolina. The hall of the House of
Representatives is one of the handsomest
in the entire countryAmple
accommodations will be available
for the visitors. Besides the hotels
and the boarding houses, there
will be numbers ot private houses
where ezcellent accommodations may
be had. There is already an Intelligence
Bureau (in the Central National
Baak building), where information as to
these accommodations will be gladly
Fair week this year will be a season
of genuine enjoyment. Let everybody
Lieut- Brumbv in Atlanta.
The arrival of Lieutenant Brumby, of
the Olympia, at Atlanta Wednesday
night, to receive his formal welcome
into the city and his native state, was
the signal for a noisy and enthusiastic
demonstration. A special train on the
Western aBd Atlantic brought him
from his home at Marietta, Ga., 20
miles from Atlanta, where he went
Tuesday to spend a short time with
his mother and relatives. He was
given a reception at the Capital City
club and Thursday the presentation of
the sword from the people of Georgia
took place. The ceremony occarred in
front of the state capital and the sword
was presented by Governor Candler.
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musi j. reat au an&e.
Walter L. Farnsworth, the self-confessed
Chicago bigamist, who claims he
has married over forty women ia different
parts of the world, says he will
offer a unique defense when his ca?e is
called for trial. 1The Sultan of Sulu
has many wives and is under the protection
of the United States government,"
said Farnsworth. "I also
have many wives, but the police,
not the government, have me in charge.
This is not according to the constitutional
provisions guaranteeing equality
to ail and then denying special privileges
to the residents of this country. I
will see that I either go fr^e or the
Saltan of Sulu .gives up-some of his
Helped Against Their WilL
A 450 pound bale of. cotton at 5 cents
is $22.50. At 7, cents ^ it; is $31.50..,
Eleven million bales at o .cents is $247,000,000.
Nine million Hales at Y cents
is $283,000,000. The South is thirtysix
million dollars'ahead by - having a v
poor crop. The farmers would not
learn sense enough to reduce the acreage,
but a kindly Providence shortened
the yield for them and helped them
against their will?Greenville News.
Tiie Oldest Han.
, Bruno Cotrin. a Negro, born in Africa
and now living in Rio Janeiro, is
said to be the oldest person in the
-world. According to a German statistician,
who has" made an extensive research
into the census returns, Cotrin
is now 153 years old.J There is au unauthenticated
story to the effect that
one n1 living in Russia is now 160
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