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|M VOL IIV WfNNSBORO- S. C. WEDNESDAY'. NOVEMBER 22, 1899. NO. 15
SEVERAL Siior! ;
I
Dispensary R.w Cause a Fight |
Which May be Fatal.
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ONE MAN BADLY WOUNDED, j
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I
Haselden a Member of the Board
of Control Accuses Sellars
of Writing Certain Deb
famatory Letters.
A letter fiom Soliers to the Stare
I says that a .short while t-efore dark on
Tuesday evenin? of )a-t w\ek the
streets of that quiet little town over in
r Marion County were the scene of a
serious anci probablv fatal shooting
-ii T..1,n
affray, astaeresuuoi wmgu
C. Seller.?, a promiuent ancf highly
respected citizen of the town, is seriously
wounded ac the home of his son
iD-law, Mr. Maxey Watson; Mr B*n
Selleis is wouaded in the abdoaen, Dr.
Henry Edwards has a load of bird shot
in his chest and J. Dudley Haselden,
member of the State board cf control,
itas a 38-calibre p:stol hnll ia his le?.
The affair seems to be the culmination
of a letter supposed to have been
written by Mr. Ben. Sellers to a newspaper
some weeks since, accusing Mr.
Haselden of dispensing liquors from
his home, near Sellers.
Monday morniog Mr. Beo Sellers
received a message from Mr. Haselaen
asking him to come over to his gio,
which is located about a mile from
Sellers near the Haselden homestead,
the message saying that he wanted Mr.
Sellers to settle with him for a number
of bales of cotton which he had ginned
for him some weeks since, and to remoye
his cotton seed, which was in the
way.
Mr. Sellers went over to Mr. Hasel~
- ?- i- T
aen s at an eany cour i ucsua* uivxa- |
ing, and the business between the two
gentlemen was quickly settled, after
which Mr. Haselden accused Mr. Sel^
lers of being the author of the above
r mentioned article. Mr. Sellers emphatically
denied the ehirce, and some
hot words followed, each gentleman
abusing the other. At this juncture
Mr. Haselden drew his pistol, but made
no effort to use it. Mr. Sellers was
unarmed and said that was no place to
settle the matter.
> . At this scene were present, besides
Mr. J. Dudley Harden, his father,
Mr. J. G-. HaseldeD; his brother, Mr.
L. M, Haselden, Dr. Henry Edwards
. and Aubrey Evans. Tuesday morning
shortly after the difficulty at Mr.
Haselden's gin house. Mr Kiselden,
in company with his brother. L. 31.
Haselden, Dr. Edwards and Aubrey
Evans, drove in to Sellers, where they
stopped for a short while and engaged
in conversation with several citizjDS.
and left, supposed, for Marion. Xcihing
more was seen of Mr. Haselden and
the gentlemen occompaning him until
a short while before dark, when they
\ drove in from towards 3Iarion, both
" ^.buggies stopping side by side on the
south end of tbe depot, directly over
the railroad tracks
At this moment >!< Ben Sellers, who
had up to that time teen ia the postoffice,
walked out on the platform, and
as soon as he appeared he was fired at
from the buggy containing Mr. Haselden
and Mr. Evans. The ball, which
was fired from 3S-calibre pistol, struck
Mr. Sellers squarel* in the stomach and
deflected upward. The nest shot fired
struck Mr. Sellers in the left hand, entering
between the second sua third
fingers, breaking the thumb and ^om- |
ing out.
Immediately s-fter the second shot,
Mr. Sellers pulled his pistol ana opened
fire upon the occupants of that boggy.
At this moment the two buggies separated,
one going a short distance up
the railroad track and the rear one to
the left, a short distance beiow. The
VmiKrv i^nntained Messers.
Haselden and Evans. When tbe
buggy came to a standstill Mr. Haselden
got out and walked towards a
m dwelling house some distance from the
F platform, fron which point he fired
several shots. O.ving to the fact that
Mr. John C. Sellers cime upon the
scene at this moment, it is not known
upon whom Mr. Iiaselden's shots took
effect.
? When Mr. Sellers rushed out upon
the platform to the aid of his son, he
| drew His pistol ana openea nre upou
' Evans, who was then the only occupant
, of the buggy. The other buggy at that
[ time contained Dr. Klwards, who was
b armed with a rifle. He wheeled his
J horse back across the railroad" and the
rifle fell out on the track ana was not
picked up until Mr. Ilaselden's hands
came back fur it, abjut 20 minutes
later.
Mr. John C. Sellers was wounded
a 44-calibre?apparently a ritie
1 J J ?l.
?wmca passeu uauer me ieic
< ~~ . _/icle and came out behind the right
ftp v **oulder, and was cut over the spinal
/ ? -jlumn. The third ball entered the
?ft forearm and came out about four
inchen above the point of entrance.
A negro who witnessed the whole
shooting said Mr. Luther M Haselden
got cut of Dr. Edwards' buggy as they
drove up and got on the south platform
^ of,the depot. From that side a bullet
hole a'-^ears in a pane of glass, ranging
down towards the inner office, and was
found on the floor of tbe inner office,
after having gone through the door.
The prominence of ail concerned
^ makes the affair very deplorable.
Dr. T. J. Weather ly of Dillon and
Aft Dr. S. P. Watson of Latta are in attendWyt*
ance npou the Messers. Sellers. Dr.
Monroe of Latta and Drs. Badger and
McMillan Marioo are attending Messrs.
Kaselden and Kd wards. At this writing
the parties are doing as well as can be expected,
considering the seriousness of
the wounds.
Another account says J. C. Sellers,
his son Ben and others concealed them
selves in the office at the railroad station
and opened tire oa J. IX Haselden
and party of his friends as they were
passing. Haseiden's party slightly
wounded. Both Sellers men wounded.
Ben Sellers' wounds are very serious.
About 30 shots wore fired. The Sellers
crowd were armed with shotguns and
pistols.
The Kentuckv election will remain
in a tangle until the meeting of the
State election commissioners, whijh
will occur some time the iast of this
month.
\
ST ATI MEET 5 OF THE SHOOTING. j'
J D. Kasdden and J C Sellers Give j
Their Versions. | I
The following is Haselden's version !
of the affair:
Yesterday morning Mr. Bon Sellers
and myself i ad some talk about the |
letters. I told him 1 did not hold him
responsible for the letters for I did not
believe that he wrote them: 1 told him
I-beards that he had been making ref- '
erence to them and to my home, and
that I could not and would not allow.
1 then asked him if he had made such
vtierenee, that it was hard to believe it,
and he did not deny it. I tola him
he would either ha\e to aSirm or deny;
it resulted in my striking him, afterwards
we apologized to each other,
rrnnsa mil 1
duui/rw liaiiuo ^ ? __
business. As he was leaving, I said I :
supphse we shall meet as friends or <
how. lie suggested that we meet wkh- i
out speaking. 1 suggested that he
seemed di>satirtied and that it would i
be best to settle it. I toid him I :
would give him satisfaction any way he
wishes it, he to get a friend to represent
him. He said, oh no, after reflect
ticn, I am nut satisfied. I will give
you ample notice. Tne notice I got
was while passing the depot in my buggy
he rushed out pittul in hand ai*d
opemd tire od me. umiog me in tneieg
as 1 jumped to the ground. I returned
the lire promptly aud gentral firing
D??aa. Mr. Ben Sellers returned to
the waiting r.tom, and Mr. John C. Sellers
out and then gaus were tiredfrom
t^e wahiae.room, only Mr. John
C. S :lers aud his son Ben showing .
thetUM-ives at Jail. Mr. John U. S^l
lers ukiug ic'uge behind the mail
crane we exchanged several shots. I j
think Mr. Sellers was well armed as he
tired at least ten times. .
(Signed) J. Dudley Haselden.
The following is Sellers' version of ,
the trouble:
The first intimation of any trouble
was after m? soa returned from Mr.
Haselden's gia and told me how out- !
rageously he had been treated by the ]
mob at Haselden's, afcer having been !
inviteithere on a matter of business '<
by Mr. J. Dudley Ilaselden. Just <
after my son inf )rmed me of the trou- I
ble, they drove in buggies, Messrs. J. '
Dudley and Luther M. Haselden, in <
one buggy and Mr. Aubrey Evans and <
knrrrytr Mr I
jLT. LUW?' 'S J.U auvutd J
J. P. Haaeiden, tJie father of Messrs. <
J. Dudley and Luther M. Haseldeu, in <
a buggy behind the others. As Dudley *
and Luther reached the railroad track, ]
Luther jumped down and shifced his \
pistol from one pocket to another, i
Dudley put his in the foot of the bug- '
gy. Luther went to the r.orth side of J
the depot as if looking for some one. i
Dudley got out and went on the oppo- *
side of the depot, taking his pistol with 1
him. Evidently not finding who they 1
were looking for they drove towards J
Marion. I expected trouble that even- 1
we nrAnarpd ourselves for it. '
iU6 "v ? ? # ,
The mob returned about dusk, coming J
by way of Ben Sellers' which was J
about .half a mile away from the traveled
route from Marion, 2nd when they
reached the depot they stopped both j
buggie?, Luther Haselden jumped out
and ran up the steps on the south side ,
of the depot. My son Ben was in the j
front of the office door on the west ,
side and i was in the oSace writing, j
Without a word being spoken, Aubrey ,
Evans fired at Bsn and struck him on
IaP, onri Dlinlf-V
LliC iCl l ilCL'JVi a LA U !UiUlVVtfcM>W*v' Mv. ?yj I
fired at him, striking him in the breast |
As soon as possible Ken pulled his ^
pistol and began firing and empted his
revolver at the crowd. I then ran out
as I passed through the door I was shoe '
through the left forearm, I think by
Luther Haselden, through the window, j
[ ran down the steps, firing at Dudley
and Aubrey Evans, who were both ^
ruuning and firing back. About then
Ben fired at Henry Edwards, with his '
shot gun, but after exchanging a few x(
shots with him he whipped up his ,
j ? .a t 1
norse ana ran ok. x wis iu tuc
back by either Luther or Dudley
Haselden, while shooting at Henry
Edwards. Dudley Haselden ran (
through a hous^ and jard and took t
refuge in a negro's privy; Aubrey i
Erans jumped ia a window of a lad/s (
house; Luther Haselden went under the i
platform on aii fours and left the depot t
running like c. buck. It is currently i
reported that the crowd had- coats of ?
mail rcunufactured and had them on. 1
(Signed) John (J. Sellers. <
The Cause of Tru sts I
''The farmer has do wages rxcept as 5
wages are measured by the price of his ]
product, and when you place it i:s the j
power of the trust to f x the price of 1
wheat the farmer sells, you place it in ]
the power of the trust to lower the 1
aaits i!i it the farmer receives for his j
wurk; ar,d when you place it in the 1
power of the trust to raise the price of 1
what he buys, jou do the farmer a 1
double injury, because he burns the 1
candle at both ends and suffers when he
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sens co me trust aou agaiu wxieu uc 1
buys of the trust.?W. J. Bryan. i
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Fusion in Ohio.
One of the most prominent Democrats
in Ohio is authority for a state- ;
ment made Thursday that a conference J
is tc be held by the leaders of the ,
Democrats. Union Reform and Socia- ,
list Labor parties, and the leaders of ,
the Jones campaign, seeking to bring
fniinn nf rhncp interna s. The
reason given for this is that Nash did .
not have a majority of the votes cast in .
the receat election for governor, and it
is hoped, if the fusion can be brought
about, the anti imperialists can defeat
McKinley in Ohio in the presidential 1
election.
A Biff University.
The new university of California,
which is to be constructed upon the ;
$30,000 prize plan of Err.ile Bernard,
of Paris, will cost, it is sf.id, no less ;
than $80.000,0U0, and twenty years,
time will be needed for the work of
building. When completed it is pre- ;
dieted this university will be the best ,
laid and equiped in the world. It will
UCCUili 'JUdAC c/?VW uuaiuiu^ ocuugui.^,
Lost His Wife ana life.
In a duel with knives Ike Seals mortally
wounded Postmaster Sharp at
Bikersville, Mo., Thursday. There
were rumors of improper relations between
Ssals and Mrs. Sharp, which had :
reached Sharp, and he demanded satisfaction.
resulting in a duel in the cellar
of the Sharp home. Mrs. Sharp, it is
said, sat on the stairway calmly wit- i
ntssing the death struggle.
THE OHIO REVOLT.
It Means That tha Day of Hanna
is cast.
EASY FOR BRYAN NEXT YEAR.
A Majority of the People Vote
Against the Policy of Philippine
Subgugation
and Trusts.
The Cincinnati correspondent of the
Atlanta Journal says the complete returns
from the late election in Ohio
show that Judge Nash, the Republican
candidate for governor secured his election
by means of the candidacy of
Major Jones, of Toledo, the independent
''Golden Rule" man. and they
also show that Jones isafactor in Ohio
politics of no mean ability.
JONES SAVED TIIE REPl'BLICAXS.
lc is declared on all sides that but for
the Candida ;y of Jones fully three
fourths of his vote would have been cast
for John R. McLean, the Democratic
candidate, which would undoubted!}
huve elected him ov?r Xash. Jones re
ceived about 100,000 votes. This vote
represented the element in Ohio politics
dissatisfied with Ilanna and Ropulican
iule. The 100.000 men who
voted for Jones were opposed to con:
tinuing Mark Hanna as boss of Ohio,
and the most conservative estimates are
to the effect that had Jones withdrawn
from the race fully three-fourths of his
supporters would never have voted for
Nash, thereby giving McLean 73 000
more votes than he received This
would have elected him over Nash by a
small majority.
A DOUBTFUL IIONOS.
The Democrats are charging the defeat
of McLean to Jones, and the later
returns and calculations show that the
illeged endorsement of the McKinley
idministratioc in Oiiio by the election
}f Nash is a doubtful honor. The combined
Jones and McLean vote is larger
than the vote for Nash, which undoubtedly
makes a protest against the policy
)f the administration, and how the Hepublicans
can get any satisfaction out
)f this result is hard to sec. They
ilaim that the election of Nash is a
square victory and endorsement of the
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president s rnmppme poiicy, auu iuaia.
Hanna's defense of the trusts, but this
is not borne out by the returns. In
Hanna's own district, Cleveland and
Juyahoga county, he was overwhelmingly
defeated by Jones and McLean,
the former carrying the county by 14,300,
in the face of the fact that Hanna
aiaae speeches in every war! and ap
pealed to the voters to sustain the administration
and Republican rule. Instead
they voted for Jones and McLean,
eaving the McKinley candidate far behind.
A MINORITY RULE.
The fact is that while Judge ^"ash has
seen elected and will be governor, he is
aotthe choice of the majority of Ohio,
ind by their votes they have repudiated
:he Republican party and administered
i sticgiDg blow to McKinleyism and
Hannaism by casting a majority vote
igainst them in favor of Jones and McLean.
Ti'.e result shows that the peo
)le wanted a change, but they differed
jet ween McLean and Jones as to who
Tas the best man to put at the helm of
state. The feeliDg of the Jones and
McLean followers is bitter against Han1a
and McKinley, and the election of
Sash represents the minority in Ohio.
Lt is a case of the minority electing tne
rovernor. In other words, the opposi:ion
to the McKinley administration
tnd Hannaism in the state consists of
.he majority of the voters, yeL by their
livision and difference as to candidates
;he majority loses control of the state.
REVOLT AGAINST IIANXA.
The question has been asked how the
opposition vote would go in a presiden;ia!
election, and this problem will give |
?ood for thought in Ohio and throughout
the country for the next several
nonths. With the same issues before
:he people in a national campaign how
vould the Jones vote go?to Brjan, j
say, or to MclviDley? It is true that
the Jones followers arc even more bit;er
against Hanna rule than the Democrats.
They represent a revolution in
Dnio politics which with all his power
md the power of the administration,
Hanna cannot subdue. Jones' 100,000
followers, or at least three-fourths of
them, are in open- revolt against the
policy of Hanna and the administration,
as shown by their frenzy in voting
for Jones when they knew he could
not be elected, thus throwing away
their vote to administer a rebuke to
the Republicans. It is asserted that
the greater part of this vote will go to
Bryan next year if he is the Democratic
nominee, because the Jones men want a
ihange, beiDg disgusted wiin tne ruie
:>f Hanna.
EASY TO CARRY $1110.
The follower-, of McLean and leading
Democrats are taking this view of
the situation and they are asserting
that it will be an-easy thing to carry
the state next year a?ainst McKinley
and Hanna by simply , combining; the
Democratic and Jones independent
vote. To indicate the feeling of Jones
and his fol:owers the following interview
with him is given.
JONES SHOWS BITTERNESS.
"That in Cuyahoga county (Hanna's
nm-infir Plovr>]nnrl^ the seat of the rot
tenest politics in the country, the voters
have had an opportunity to mark
their disapproval in so emphatic a manner,
is enough alone to have lived for,"'
said Jones. '"Look at the nrmberof
freemen there who said they were o^ned
and voted by no parLy. '1 his victory
is much more important than that of
last soring: in this city. As a result of
it you will see nest spring non-partisan
candidates in every county in this state.
In every ward nf this city there will be
non-partisan candidates. We will be
in it with a full ticket from the nrst
tap of the bell. That must be reckoned
with. It is no question of defeat?it is
victory. I have not heard what the
total non-partisan vote was. I have
not asked yet, but it is over 100,000, I
1 aoi satisnea.
AGAINST IMPERIALISM.
Mayor Jones said that after a rest of
a couple of weeks the non-partisan fight
will be taken up again, and that he and
J Lis faithful ac cercnt s will go forth j
j through the state advocating the neces- !
j sjty of nominatiLsr non-partisan eandi- j
| dat?-s by petition in every ward, town- |
j shij>. vilitge and city in the irtate for i
j every office. Mr. -Jones says he ii j
. trt /InT-rtfo flio r.^TY! 9 i n rl cr n f his I
life and his fortune to bettering hu
inanity, and he says that with his own
perseverance and God's help, his principles
will triumph over Hannaism and
a cruel imperialism that seeks to make
subjects and slaves of a brave people
j struggling for independence.
MAJU-ti J. ii-iiUtrA-W &LhLZ,V.
While Gallantly Leading His Men He
Falls at Luzon.
A caole dispatch received at the
war department announced that Maj.
John A. Logan, Thirty-third volunteer
infantry, had been killed in a fight in
Luzon. He wa* leading his battalion
in action. He was a son of the lat.e
Gen. John A. Logan of Illinois and
m_. \j ? \ t ?jr
i?irs. iiimy iUU.Y aa^iutut VJ
Washington, lie It ayes a widow and
three children who are af.present residing
at Yourgstown, Ohio.
A dispatch from Washington says
the news of her si n's death was conveyed
to Mrs. Johu A. Logan by a personal
note from Secretary Root, sent
by Maj Johnson, assistant adjutant
geucial. Mrs Logan was prostrated by
the shoes, but later ia the dav re
covered her composure, and driving
down town, communicated with young
Mrs. L'U'an at Youngstown, 0., over
the distance 'phone.
A cii:-patch t'roui Y unzstown, Ohio.
sa\s Mrs. Login, widow of Maj Logan,
is completely prostrated over the death
of her husband, and her physicians will
not allow her to be ?een. She had expected
to tp^nd the winter with her
children inihe suuih of France, and
was preparing to leave when the cablegram
announcing Maj. Logan's death
.vas received.
Mrs. Logan has received the folio wiog
telegram from President Mclvin*
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ley: " ic is ray paimui uurv to convey
to you the sad intelligence of the deati
of your husband while galllantly leading
his battalion in the charge at San
Jacinto. His splendid qualities es a
soldier and high courage on the fighting
line have given him place among
the heroic men of the war, and it will
be some consolation to you to know
that he died for his country on the field
of honor. You haye in this trying
hour for yourself and the children the
sincere sympathy of Mrs. McKinley
and myself. !:Wm. McKinley."
xaie oixneaea.
Piivate advice received from St.
Pierre, Miquelon, a seaport on the
Newfoundland coast, tell of the wreck
ol the Philadelphia and Baltimore
schooner Edna and Emma, the loss of
the captain, his wife and the crew of
five men. The Edna and Emma sailed
from Wilmington, X. C.., on April 14
with a carg) of lumber for Bakimore.
Months having elapsed and no word of
the vessel's whereabouts havisg been
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rcceivcci she was given up ior lost. xvecently
she was towed into St. Pierre,
bottom up. When the ship was righted,
in the cabin were fouud the bodies of Capt
Ptichardson and his wife. A waterstained
diary kept by the captain stated
that the Edna and Emma had experienced
good weather until May 1, when
a fierce northeast storm over took her
and she was dismasted. Later the rudder
became jammed and in this disable
condition the schooner was driven
about at the mercy of (be waves. One
by one the members of' the crew were
washed overboard, and Capt. Kichardson
and wife sought refuge in the cabin.
At this point the story of the diary
ecds. Giving to the illegibility of
some portions of the bandwritting the
point at which the Edru and Emma
met with the disaster could not be
learned.
DEATH OF THAD E. HORTOtf
He Died of Typhoid Fever in New
York City Yesterday AfternoonMr.
E. C. Horton, of this city, Wednesday
afternoon received a telegram
from New York city stating that his
brother, Mr. Thad Iv Horton, had jast
died. The remains will pass through
this city today on the vestibule bound
for Williamston *or interment.
Mr. Horton had been sick for several
tr-ifVi ftrmr in Ji?q
ern home. He had ralied several days
ago, but a relapse set in shortly afterwards
and he steadily sank until the
end came. Mr. Horton was about 38
years of age, and leaves a wife.
The death of Mr. Thad E. Horton
removed from the great field of newspaper
writers a man of signal ability
and remarkable personal magnetism.
His individuality was of that cast
which endeared any person with whom
he came in contact, ut the same time
impressing his intellectuality.
Mr. Horton bad been engaged in
TTr/vrl- fnr nr t vcol VP VAflN
ucn^'a^ti ?T via. AVI. vwa V* J ~
past. His first work was on the Greenville
Daily News, and from that city he
went to Atlanta, Ga., and those who
read the Journal duriDg the time Thad
Horton was on the staff icmember how
well his work was accomplished.
From Atlanta, Mr. Horton went to
New York city about three years ago.
and since that time was engaged on
metropolitan dailies, filling the position f
of political editor of the ^New lort
Times at the time of his death. He
was a thorough newspaper man and was
master of versatile and verbose style of
expression. His many friends throughout
the State will learn of his death
with regret.?Spartanburg Herald.
The Ladies Resist.
A special from Americus Ga., says:
The city authorities of Americus are
in a tangle with the Christian scientists
here on the issue of compulsory vaccination.
A month ago the city council
adopted an ordinance requiring compulsory
vaccination and nearly the entire
population has been punctured.
Thursday one of the most estimable ladies
in Americus, a Christian scientist,
was brought before Mayor Ilison for
refusing to be vaccinated and the mayor
sentenced hrr to 30 days in the police
barracks. iJelore me sentence was executed
Christian scientists asked a suspension
until Friday when" a dozen
other ladies of that faith will be summoned
before the mayor. The ladies
declare emphatically that they will resist
vaccination to the end and will go
to jail in support of their position.
r"
" FIRE AT SEA.
Surging of the American* Hamburg
Liner Patria.
AIL THE PASSENGERS SAVED
Th?y Lost All Their Baggage and
Many of Them Was Envsloped
in Blankets
Only.
A dispatch from London says the
Hamburg-American steamer Patria,
Captain Frohlich, which left New York
Nov. 4, for Hamburg and passed the
Lizard Wednesday, is on nre near
Dover. All the passengers were res
cued and have arrived at Dover. The
Russian tteamer Ceres sighted the
Patria, showing signals of distress, and
demanding immediate help, about 12
miles from North Hinder lightship.
The liner was enveloped in smoke.
Putting on full steam the Ceres soon
reached the Patria and sending a boat
learned that Captain Frohlich was in
urticuL need of assistance. The hurry
of the rescui was indicated by the fact
that most of the passengers ^ere enveloped
in blankets only. They were
rapidly distributed among the hotels or
sent to the Sailors' home, and everything
possible is being done for their
comforc.
A lady passenger gives the following
account of the fire and the escape ot
1 A no rrki/ik mi m AnD
mnv/ii uuluuw^U VUV
hundred and fifty, and included many
women and children:
''It was about half-past 10 y<sterday
morning, the weather being calm and
fioe -nd several of us being seated in
the dcck saloon when suddenly Capt.
FrohHch appeared and shouted: 'All
passengers on deck!' Everybody started
forward with a ru?h. 'We are afire,'
said the captain, 'but there is no
danger. Don't get excited.'
';Just then smoke began to pour out
through the deck iiear the smokestacks.
i'Xjf cibA uuouauu naj AU uxo va,UAu auu :
undressed. I hurried to him and began
to dress him, when in came the steward
shouting 'get out of this quick.' He
took my husband by the feet and I
supported his head. We started to
carry him to the deck, but the smoke
choked us and the water from the fire
hose swished around our knees. 1
feared that all was lost; but, going
backward through another passage, we
managed to reach the deck in safety.
Ti-.er? all the passengers were crowded
together. Thick clouds of smoke were
blowing over the whole ship and distress
signals were flying. One passenger,
who had hastily come from the
bathroom, appeared with scarcely any
clothing on. Others found themselves
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equally'unprepjrea." xne captain toxu
us that he was lowering the boats as a
precaution. So we lined up. 'Women
and children first!' shouted the captain,
who was standing near me. I replied
hat I supposed I would have to wait
for the men's turn as I could not leave
my helpless husband. Capt. Froblich
answered me by lifting my husband,
placing him in the bottom of one of
the boats, ordering me to follow and
telling the steward to go with us. Oar
boat was the first lowered.
"We were all terribly frightened, but
firfl ttq3 nr\ rl}q- !
iiiuug" a, iwn v"v""
order. The officers and orew did all
they could and encouraged us to be
brave and cool. While one boat was
being lowered, the bottom began to
giye way. The women screamed and
for a moment it seemed as if the bottom
would drop out; but the boat was
quickly hauled back. Another boat
had no crcw, the passengers doing the
rowing.
"Meanwhile some fishing smacks had
come up, and several passengers boarded
them, but Capt. Frohlich bellowed
through the smoke that no one must i
leave the Fatria's boats, so they left
the smacks. From this order we inferred
that the sailors, who were working
ceaselessly, hoped to put out the
fire. For more than an hour we lay
alongside the liner, now hot and smoke
covered, cinders and debris falling over
out boats. Through the fire we occasionally
caught sight of Capt, Frohlich,
on the bridge while he divided his attention
between giving orders to the
crew and joking with us. Once he
shouted laughingly: 'The fire is in my
cabin. Now I can't get my pipe, and
you all know I caa't do anything without
my pine.'
JLUCLI t Us. ^ ta?ug uuva UV&
captain sang out: 'Your ship'a afire.
Shall I take your passengers?' Frighteced
as we were we laughed. Capt.
Frohhch made the Ctres promise to
take us to Dover, a^t then our boats
pulled over to her, ai ?I we were taken
aboard. The last we taw of the Patria
she was just a mass of smoke aod going
slowly toward Hamburg. Many of us
had to pay for what little we could get
to eat on board the Ceres. At Djver
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"If the captain had put us ashore as
soon as the fi:e was discovered, we
would not have lost our belongings, not
been exposed to such danger."
A Girl Full of Needles.
Eighty-seven ordinary sewing needles
have been removed irom the body of
Hannah Reardon by Dr. Sffithin Chandler.
The girl is employed as a housemaid
by Mrs-. J. M Mather of Wilimington.
Del., and h-. r case isattracting
the attention of local physicians, all of
whom are taking a deep interest in the case.
The girl is about 19 years of age
and weighs only SO pounds. She is
four feet three inches tall, and it is
believed that the needles, which she
swallowed when a child, retarded her
growth. She came here from Ireland
ok/M,f tiTA flcriV
auuut mv ?0 ~ A
Young" Murderer*
Mary Fears, a 13 year old girl, was
found guilty of voluntary manslaughter
in the superior court at La Grange, Ga.
Thursday. She killed her sweetheart,
Son Chappel at West Point, Ga , Saturday
night. She will be sent to- the -
State prison farm. - - -
"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. OsI
\ of T.otxr RnllstnTV I
uorue, j 7 i
Henderson 3o., N. C.
i
I
OUR DEAD IN CUBA. J
Progress of the "Work Toward Getting i
Their Bodies Brought Home.
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The bodies of the South Carolina soldiers
who died in Cuba and were buried
in Cuban soil are to be brought home
for intermeDt as soon as possible. At
the recent meeting when the Second
Carolina regiment's veterans association
was formed, the matter of having
the bodies of these soldiers brought
home to rest in native soil was discussed.
Immediately after the meeting
Col. Jones forwarded the following
letter to the secretary of war:
*-r T* /"I n TfT
iion. ii,nnu uoot, &ecretj.<y o: war,
Washington. D. C.
Sir: I was the colonel of the Sccond
Sou*,h Carolina volunteer infantry in
the late Spanish-American war. We
left buried in the military graveyard
near Marianao, Cuba, three enlisted
men from our regiment, and we wish
their bodies brought back to be bured
in their native soil. Will you please
take the matter up and tell me what to
do? I will furnish you with iheir
names whenever you wan; them, and
also give vou the names of their
parents. I have the honor to remain.
Very respectfully,
Wilie Jones,
Late Col. Second S. C. V. I.
Col. Juues has received the folio wing
letter in reply to the above request:
Washington. Nov. 14, 1899.
Mr. Wili* Jones, Columbia, S. C.
Sir: Implying to your communica?
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tion or trie iitn mst., to tne aonoraoie
secretary of war, by direction of the
quartermaster general, you are respectfully
requested to have filed with this
office application from nearest relative
of the deceased soldiers of the Second
South Carolina volunteer infantry
buried at Marianao, Cuba, stating the
name and address of the person to
whom it is desired shipment to be made.
It is expected that all bodies in Cuba
that may properly be removed will be
brought to this country during the
coming winter and forwarded to their
tomes where tne relatives so eiect, ax
government espeose.
Respectfully,
James M. Moore.
Asst. Quartermaster Gen. U. S. Army.
Col. Jones wi]l furnish the desired
information at once, and endeavor to
have the remains brought bask at the
earliest possible moment. The remains
of the one civilian employe who died in
Cuban camp are not to be included in
the above arrangement.?State.
GOVERNOR HOGG'S TRICK.
A Watch loaded for Pickpockets
_ _ _. . .
Gulped Down by an Ustncn.
A dispatch from San Antonio, Texas,
to the New York World says Ex-Gov.
James Stephens Hoj?g came from Ausj
tin with the Texas University students
today to see the San Antonio International
Fair. The big ex-governor said
he came over to have some fan at the
expense of the pickpockets who, as he
had heard, were infesting the fair.
He had a mild infernal machine ar
ranged inside of a watch case, and with
what seemed to be a $-100 chronometer
in his vest pocket he strolled about the"
grounds in the thickest crowds, and
with feelings akin to those of a man
who carries a chip on hii shoulder.
WhilA lonkifj? at manaersrie of ani
mals, however, an ostrich spied the
bulking pocket and deftly lifted the
[ timepiece. A ten-foot string attached
to the watch, on pulling taut, was to
set of the machine.
"By Gat!ings, light out. boys!''
roared the big ex-governor, as the ostrich
gulped down the machine. There
was a^ explosion and a stampede on the
midway. The manager of the show
put on his armor and buckler and hunted
the fair grounds many times over for
the man who he thought had fed a dynamite
cap to his star bird. But exGo
v. Hogg of Texas was then well on
his vay to the city to keep a pressing
engagement with his friend and colleague,
Senator Horace Clipton.
DID I:IEY WEAK BREASTPLATES?
A Correspondent Tries to Ascertain
the Facts But Fails.
Charges have been made by the
Messrs Sellers that Mr. Dudley Haselden
had worn a breast plate during the
roApnt fracas at Seller*. This seemed
a little 3trange, even if Mr. Iiaselden
desired thus to clothe himsJf in steel
armor, for breast plates are not articles
which can be bought on the market
nowadays. At 'east it is not so in this
section of the country. The Xews and
Courier representative sends the following
in reference to the matter from
Dillon:
' People are still excited about the
Sellers riot. It has been reported all
over the country that the Messrs.
Haseiden went to Marion on Tuesday,
the day of the shooiiDg. to get coats of
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mail 111 <11 IUCJ-' iiau uiugivu. jl vui
correspondent has bsen talking with
parties in Marion today and has endeavored
in every way to find out the truth
of the report. Upon ringing up the
Marion Iron Works it was impossible
to get either an affimative or negative
answer. The proprietor gave me
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I I LLC UiltJUea Ui cnv ptiovu.- II uvw. _ _,
up oil the 'phone. One said he had
heard the report, but did not believe
it."
"The other said he had heard workmen,
who were employed at the Iron
Works, say that breastplates were made
at the shops. The Sellers and their
friends are very anxious to probe this
matter to the bottom. They think that
the proprietor of the Iron Works ought
either deny orarffim the repoit so as to
set the matter at rest. Under the cir
4 ? , ? "ant mono aris^
(JULLLSL<iUUC3 a uiuuj -
in reference to the mater, and it is said
that one of the breastplates was shipped
to Columbia. This rumor may have
arisen from the statement imputed to
Mr. Haselden that he had "sir men to
kill in Columbia," and The Kecora
rives it onlv as some of the current
O- talk
iD reference to the row.
Wrecks a House.
By the falling of an aerolite, seven
miles south of Crescent City, 111., the
residence._of.John Meyers *as partially
wrecked and the neighborhood was
panic-stricken. The metor came from
a point in the sky a little east of south
and struck the north end of the house.
tAarinc awav a Dart of the upper story.
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The aerolite buried itself in the ground
about three feet from the foundation of
the house.
SOLD DEAD BODIES.
An Undertaker Confesses.to The
Gruesome Business.
iT WAS A PAYING SCHEME.
Fcur Bodies in as Many
Trunks Found in the
Baggage Room at St.
Louis Thursday.
A dispatch from St. Louis says four
ziQC liced trunks, such as used by
{raveliDg men to carry samples, each
containing a corpse, were taken from
the baggage room at the Union station
Thursday, and Frank Thompson, who
siys he is city undertaker of Memphis,
Tenn., is under arrest. Charges against
Thompson are being formulated.
For some time the police have been
aware that traffic in human bodies has
been going on through this city and
have been on the watch for evidence.
Recently a shipment of four bodies in
trunks was made, addressed to W. H.
Ilamsea at Keokuk, Iowa, to whom
those captured Thursday were aloO consigned
The express man who hauled
the trunks from the Keokuk depot told
the station mastei there that he believed
th?t they contained bodies. An
investigation was begun and the police
of this city were notified to look out
for any other shipments.
When taken to police quarters
Thompson told of the whole affair.
He said he had the contract for burying
the city dead of Memphis. For some
time lie had been selling the bodies to
waz-haoI aa1Ia?tac + niv\rtcrhAnf. fhlS Tiarfr
Ua^141VCfc.L l.uiuuwuv\*-y ~ ^._ of
the country. His method was to
pack them with excelsior in drummer's
zinc-liaed trunks and take them with
him as baggage as far as St. Louis.
From there he shipped the trunks to
their destination by express. Thompson
said he had been paid all the way
fmm $50 to $200 per bsdy. He said
the name W. H. Hamsen, to whom the
trunks were consigned in Keokuk is a
fictitious one, but he refused to state
who his ccnsignee really is.
In the trunks taken Thurpday were
the bodies of two men and a boy, all
negroes, and a white woman. From
appearances they all died from consumption
or some other wasting disease.
The white woman was evidently someone
of refinement. Her features are
regular and her hair black. Th* front
teeth are gold filled. All tne Doaies
are well preserved.
A dispatch from Memphis says Frank
Thompson, who is under arrest in St.
Louis, is well known in Memphis, being
the county undertaker. E. D.
Thompson, a brother of Frank Thompson,
has been indicted on two occasions
charged with improper burial of pauper
dead. It is claimed that the bodies
were interred only six inches under
1 ' 1 - 1 iL- 1 1
ground, wmcii aoe? not rneyu uie
requirements. On both occasions,
however, Thompson gave a satisfactory
explanation and was released.
A SLICK SWINDLER.
A Bogus Colored. Preacher Worked a
Neat Scheme.
Policeman McDonald arrested one
of the slickest swindlers that have ever
operated in this city and he is now on
the chaingang. His swindles did not
net him much, but it was the easy way
he victimized several merchants. He
gave his name as "Rev." John Parks
and said he had charge of some
churches in the upper part of the country.
His scheme was to go into a gro
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eery or umci aiuic nuu ma? <? ^utviuadv
of five cents worth of some particular
article. The merchint would give him
9o cents change, as the Negro invariable
used a dollar in making a purchase.
The merchant was perhaps busy and
proceeded to attend to the other customers.
The Xegro would put a quarter
of the change in his pocket, substitute
a nickle for it and approaching the
merchant would say: "Boss, you
made a mistake in this change," showing
the merchant 75 cents. There
would be some dispute over whether the
right change had beea given, but in
four instances the merchants concluded
they had made the mistake and would
give him the diference to make up the
95 cents. Oae merchant who allowed
himself to be victimized was so confident
that the Xsgro was a swindler that
he put Policeman McDonold on the
case. The officer followed the >*egro to
a store just a block away when he attempted
to work the same game, whereupon
he was arrested. He was
sentenced to thirty days on the chaingang
by Magistrate Smith Friday morning.
He will be brought up on complaint
of others when he completes this
term and in all he will get 120 days.?
Coluumbia Record.
Muchly Married Monroe.
A dispatch from Chicago says James
Monroe, the alleged bigamist and
swindler, who was arrested there Sun
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day. left for Jttocnester, ix. x., vveuueoday
in custody of a police officer of that
city, to be tried on charges of swindling
and bigamy. Monroe waived extradition
proceeding. Mrs. Mary J.
Colthar, of Buoker Hill, Ills., whom it
it said Monroe married and afterward
deserted in Rochester after obtaining
$1,100 from her, identified Monroe
Wednesday. Accurdijg to advices received
by the police, Monroe's record
as a bigamist bids fair to eclipse that
of the candy peddler, Farnsworch,
who was recently arrested charged with
having 42 wives ia different parts of
the world. The police already have
the names of 20 women, mo3tly in eastern
cities, all of whom, it is asserted,
have been married and victimized by
Monroe.
Shooting in Pickens.
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A dispatch from u-reenvne, o. tu
the Augusta Chroaicle says Dr. Thomis
F. James, of thai city, was killed in
Pickens County Thursday night. It is
said he and his son were shot from am1
u UmM tras tilled and
UU5LL CS.UU lliat yaaiw > # (
the young man mortally wounded. Dr.
James had lately moved his family to
Greenville, but practiced in Pickens
county. Sam Lanier has surrendered
to the sheriff of Pickens, as the one
who did .the shooting. He says that
James was carrying his (Laniers) wife
away in a buggy.
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THE RISE IXjFERTILIZERS.
An Officer of the Chemical Company
tionnnrs me jiepoix.
As we stated sometime ago there will
be a material advance .in price of all
fertilizers; and the farmers that is
planning to plant a big cotton crop at
the expense of a provision crop must
consider the additional cost of fertilizers
in his plans. The reason alleged
is that there has been a veay heavy
advance within the last year of everything
entering into the manufacture of
fertilizers, including not only all classes
of materials used, but in machinery
and mill supplies generally requried
by the factories in their operations.
These advances are well known and
have necessarily caused an increase in
the ccst of fertilizers. Whether the
cost to the consumer will be increased
beyord the natural increase, due to the
higher price of materials, as % result
of the formation of the Virginia-Caro- '
lina Chemical company remains to be
seen. This company controls the fertilizer
business practically of the whole
South, and can fix the price of goods it
sells. Mr. John W. Huger, of Atlanta,
manager for the Southeastern division
of the Virginia-Carolina company, was
xn Savannah recently and talking to a
Morning News reporter said, among
other things: "The Virginia-Carolina
Chemical company was formed three
years ago by the amalgamation of a few
factories in Virginia. They saw the
severe competition there was between
the companies in tbe Carolinas snd
Georgia, where the companies, on
account of this competition, were making
nothing. Hence they thought it
to their interest to amalgamate their
interests in the Virginians and North
Carolina to preserve a legitimate profit
in the business. From time to time
this company has bought up other companies,
until now it has bee >rue a corporation
with a capital of $24 000,000;
being managed under subdivisions.
'1^ t-? Vvai n r* 1 n
AUG IWU > .lginiao ucxug xu vuv uivision,
the Carolinas in another' and
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi
and Tennessee in another. This latter
division will be controlled and managed
by Mr. John W. Huger, with headquarters
at Atlanta, G-a., having branch
offices in the principal cities in his division."
Mr. Huger stated that he
looked for a very material advance in
the price of fertilizers for the season of
1899-1900, ranging from $1.50 to $2.50
per ton over last season's prices. This
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is Uctuaeu. ijy tuc su<u^ auvauvg uui^u^
the last six months of all crude
materials used in the manufacture offcrtilizers.
Phosphate rock, which
enters largely into the manufacture of
fertilizers, being the source of phosphoric
acid, one of the plant foods, has
advanced over-100 per cent. If this be
true then the glowing reports as to
revival of the phosphate industry in
in this state are confirmed, in which
will rejoice as it means increased
revenue to the treasury. With these
advances in fertilizer material it will be
impossible to furnish the consumers
with fertilizers at previous prices according
to Mr. Huger.
He Had Enough of It.
A farmer who was possessed of some
means entered the office of his county
paper and asked for the editor.
The farmer was accompanied by hie
son, a youtn 01 n years, ana as soon as the
editor, who was in his secret sane- . '
turn, was informed that his visitors
were not bill collectors he came forward
and shook hands.
"I came ter git some information,"
explained the farmer.
''Certainly," said the editor, "and
you came to the right place. Be seated."
The farmer sat on one end of the
table, while his son sat on the floor.
"This boy o'mine." he said, "wants
ter eo into the literary business, an' I
thought you'd now cf tUar wnz any
money in it or not. It's a good business,
ain't it?"
"Why?yes," said the editor, after
some hesitation. "I've been in it myself
for 15 years, and you see where
I've got to."
The farmer eyed him from head to
foot, glanced around the poox-ly furnished
office, surveyed the editor once
more, then, turning to bis son, who was
stll on the floor, said:
"Git up, John, an'go home, an' go
back ter ploughing!"
Charleston's Hero.
The people of Charleston last
Thursday night united in honoring
Rudolph C. Mehrtens, chief quar,
term aster of the Olympia, the man who
stood at the wheel fifteen hours during
the battle of Manila. German Artillery
hall presented a brilliant scene
when to the strains of martial music
Mehrtens walked upon the stage on the
arm of Mr. C. C. Piecge, chairman of
the committee, followed by Mayor
Smyth, Congressman Elliott and other
distinguished men. In a brief and
happy speech Mayor Smyth welcomed
Mehrtens to his old home and on behalf
of citizens presented a handsome
pAnnrflccmo71 UlllAft fnl
gUlU VY aL v>II. VUU^iWiuou *W.
lowed, and read a letter from Admiral
Dewey in which he alluded to Mehrtens
in the most complimentary terms.
The quartermaster was almost overcome,
but said a few words and begged
his friends to understand that he felt
more than he could say. A general reception
and ball followed and all vas
merry until the morning hours. Char]
leston thus leads all the;cities in recognition
of "The men behind the guns."
Jack the Cutter.
Washington has a "Jack the Cutter,"
who retorm3 tilings oy sneaKing up anu
clipping ladies' dresses. He objects to
long dresses that sweep the sidewalks,
and writes the Post when he has sueceded
iu securing reforms in dresses he
will turn his attention to the idiots
who wear 3 inch collars. As far as we
known there is ne particular objection
to this.
A Foolish ThreatMr.
J. Dudley Haselden is alleged
to have said that there were six men
in Columbia whom he would get, or
" ' ? * t < ^ D
he would De tascen nome ieec ioremosi.
With such warning no one likely to be
among the six is apt to be caught napPiog
A Queer House.
An eccentric old fellow of Sharon,
Mo., who has a holy dread of cyclones,
has constructed a four-story brick dwelling
whose roof is on a level with the
street
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