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f VOL LIV, WINNSBORO. S, C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1900. . NO. 38 1
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GOOD MEN AND TRUE
The New State Board of Education
BY GOVERNOR McSWEENEY,
Brief Sketches of the Men Chosen
by the Chief Executive to
Serve Upon the
The appointment of the -members of
the new State Board of Education,
which will be charged with the important
work of making the adoption of the
school books, was made by Gov. McSweeney
on Wednesday. In speaking
of the matter the governor yesterday
said that he realized there was great interest
taken in these appointments in
all parts of the State and he had had it
under consideration for some time, and
had given much thought and attention
to them. Qe had a great many names
before him and had carefully considered
the letters that had been written
and the petitions presented in the interest
of the different men, ill of whom
were men of character and ability, but
there were only seven to be named, and,
of course, some good men had to be
named, and, of course, some good men
had to be left off. 4'The law makes it
my duty to name the board," said the
governor, "and in the selection of the
members I have endeavored to name
men of character and ability and men
who will come to the discharge
of the duties incumbent upon
them without bias or prejudice, and at
the same time men representing the
different educational interests in the
State. My purpose has been, in the
discharge of this duty, to keep an eye
single to the best interests of the
schools of the State. I have not selected
all graded school men, nor have
I taken all oollege men, but I feel that
I have selected men of education and
character, of judgment and discriminations
and men who have the best interests
of the schools and the children of
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will discharge the duties incumbent
upon them fairly and conscientiously."
Under the law the governor and the
superintendent of eduoatien are also
members of the board, the governor
being chairman and the superintendent
of education secretary.
The following are the appointees,
sketches, prepared by one who knows
the men, being given:
First District?Prof. Henry P. Archer
of Charleston. Prof. Archer is
a native of Charleston and is 60 years
old. He received his elementary education
at the sohool of Miss Mary R.
Weyman and in 1849 was sent to the
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large sua uouriBuuig auaucuujr ua jku.
K. Carroll and It was here that he enjoyed
the classical training of the gi'ted
a^and scholarly John 0. Bella Torre.
1854 he entered the college of
Charleston ana was graduated with the
second honor of his class in 1858. After
graduation he determined to make
teaching his profession snd was engaged
by Mr. Carroll as assistant teacher
in the academy at which he had been
a pupil. After one year be became associated
with the public schools of
Charleston and from the position of
vioe-principal of the Friend Street
school to the position of superintendent
of the city schools he has beca continuously
connected with the city
schools of Oharlesfon to the present.
He has been a faithful and conscientious
school man for more than forty years
and is still held in high esteem by the
people of Charleston.
Second?Prof. Graves L. Knight of
Graniteville. Prof. Knight is principal
of the Graniteville graded schools,
one of the leadine educational institu
tions in the western part of the State.
He is about thirty years old and was
educated at Furman university at
Greenville and also of the Baptist Theo
logical seminary at Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Knight has devoted himself to education
and by his vigor and ability
has accomplished great results in that
prosperous manufacturing district He
had the endorsement of the highest educational
authorities of his section as
well as the earnest appeal of a large
number ot representative citizens for
Third?Prof. J. I. McCain of Due
West. Prof. McCain is about 40 years
old and has spent his entire life in the
8ohcol room. He graduated at Erskine
college, Due West; taught school for
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a lew years m unariotte. x>. \j., ana a
few years later he was elected to the
chair of English in his alma mater and
has filled it to the entire satisfaction
of the faculty and board of trustees for
the past ten or more years. Soon after
taking this chair he pursued a poet
graduate course at Princeton and received
the degree of Ph. D. for work
done. He is not only an excellent
teacher, but a hard and close student
and one who keeps abreast with the
current literature and thought as well
as being familiar with the writings and
thoughts of those of the past. He is a
man of decided Christian chs.racter and
/?r?TivinHnnR anrt vet Iia is as
gentle and tender as a woman. He is
a staunch member of the Associate Re.
formed Presbyterian church.
L Fourth?Prof. H. T. Cook of Greenville.
One who dug at Greek roots unR
der Prof. Cook's tutelage furnishes this
y- sketch of him: Prof. Harvey Toliver
r Cook was born in old Abbeville long
enough ago to be able to tell reminiscences
of the days when he used to go
fishing on a celebrated creek in that
section. He graduated from Furman
in 1873 with the degree of master of
arts and soon afterwards began his career
as a teacher in the Greenville
Military academy under Capt. John B.
Patrick. A few years later he W3S
elected to fill the chair of ancient lan?
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guages in rurman university anu ce
continued in this work until the department
was divided, the school of
Greek being left under Prof. Cook's care
while that of Latin was placed in oharge
of another, the work having become too
much for one professor. Since then Prof
Cook has continued to fill the Greek
ohair. He is a diligent student of the
classics and i3 especially well informed
upon comparative etymology but his
wide reading includes eurrent events
upon which he keep3 thoroughly p>i j
ed, being a careful reader of the newspapers.
Prof. Cook possess a peculiar
sense of humor which often manifests
itself in the classroom to the delight
and instruction of his pupils. As a
teacher he has been notably successful
and has been in the Furman faculty
longer than any other professor sare
the.venerable dean, Dr. Judson. Prof.
Co jk is prominent in the Baptist denomination
and though a quiet worker
has done muoh for the cause of Christianity,
being an ordained deacon. He
served several terms as alderman of
Greenville with great satisfaction and
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Hill. Prof. Banks was born in Chester
county 53years ago of good old Rocky
Creek Presbyterian stock, and after attending
the old Mt. Zion academy in
its palmy days attended Davidson college,
from which institution he was
graduated. He has been a member of
the board of trustees of this college for
thirty years and his father, who was at
one time president of the Mt. Zion
academy at Winnsboro, was also a member
of the boord of trustees of Davidson
for thirty years. Prof. Banks was
superintendent of the graded school at
Fort Mill for thirteen yerrs. At the
solicitation of his friends who realized
his ability as teacher and a school man
he moved to Rock Hill and it ^as
largely through his efforts that the excellent
system of graded schools in this
town was organized. He was superintendent
for four years]when he resigned
and moved to Yorkville where he conducted
i;he schools successfully for four
years. From there he returned to
Rock Hill where he organized the
Presbyterian High school of \?hich he
is now the principal. His life has been
spent in the school and he is one of the
most thorough and best equipped
school men in the State. He has edu*
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young women of Yorkville and adjoining
counties. It fact his pupils are to
be found in all parts of the State and
they all speak~ in the highest terms of
him as an educator and an upright
Sixth Hon. W. A. Brown of Marion.
Mr. Brown is a man in the prime of
middle life. He was born and reared
on the farm, about eight miles from
his county seat. He represents the
connecting link between the ante-bellum
and post-bellum history of the
State, not being old enough to take
part in the war, but old enough to re
member many of the stirrings and
thrilling events that occurred during
those days. With the aid of his father
he worked out his education. He
entered "Wofford in 1870, and grad
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class in 1874. After leaving college he
taught school for two years in his own
immediate community. His health failing
he began farming and has been so
engaged since. JSe served two terms
in the house and in 1892 was elected
senator and again in 1896 was elected
by a large majority. His course as
senator has been quiet, consistent and
firm. He has taken considerable interest
in the cause of higher education
by the State but has given special attention
to trying to improve the condition
of the common schools. He is a
strong advocate of the right of every
child to an education.
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burg. Mr. Raysor was born in Orangeburg
oounty about 40 years ago. After
attendsng the high school at Orangeburg
he entered Wofford college and
graduated from that institution in 1878.
Two years later he was admitted to the
bar, and soon rose to distinction in his
profession. Besides having a well
stored mind. Mr. Raysor is an eloquent
speaker, and has been successful as a
lawyer. He has always been very
much interested in education, and advocated
and worked for the establishment
of a graded school at Orangeburg
when apparently his interest and the
interest of several of his most prominent
olients would have led him to oppose
the movement had he consulted
his personal interest merely. But like
a true citizen, he took a broad view of
the matter, and contributed no little to
the success of the movement to establish
the graded school, which is now a
great blessing to hundreds of children
in the city of Orangeburg. Mr. Raysor
was elected chairman of the board of
trustees of the school, and held the position
for several terms, and is therefore
quite familiar with the duties of
the new position to which he has been
called by the governor. Several years
ago Mr. Kaysor married Miss Mattie
.Rogers, of Darlington county. They
have no children. He is a communicant
of the Episcopal church. In religious
sentiment he is broad and liberal
towards all denominations, not
only in spirit but with his purse. Orangeburg
county has no citizen that
stands higher in the estimation of her
people than Mr. Raysor. He has on
several occasions represented them in
the lower house of the legislature, and
could go to the senate this year if he
would accept the nomination to that
place which has been urged upon him
by prominent citizens representing
both the old reform and conservative
factions. Bat hi3 private interests are
such that he had to decline to allow
his name used in the primary. He is
modest and retiring in disposition, ana
& constant steadfast friend. He stands
just as as well among his fellow townsmen
as lie does among the people of the
county. He was elected by the people
with two other sitizens as commissioners
ef public works for this city and
the present electric light system and
waterworks were constructed under
their supervision. He will be a valuable
member of the board to which he
has just been appointed.
The Des Moines Register says:
''Siegel, Cooper & Co., will run their
great department stores in Chicago and
New York on the co-operative principle
after May 1, and will give their clerks
pensions as well as grant them a share
of the profits. Down with the 'heartless
corporations."" Commenting on
the above the Columbia State says: "It
is something more than a coincidence
that the head man of this firm supported
Bryan and free silver in 1896."
A Girl Manager.
Miss Annie Mitcheuer. oiNew,Phil-.
adelphia, Ohio, is said'to only
young woman superintendent of a railroad
in the world. The road which is
under her charge runs from Canal Dover
to Unionville, a distance of thirteen
miles, and is owned by her father, Maj.
THE HEAVY RAINS.
How They Have Effected the
DAMAGE NOT VERY GREAT.
Although the Precipitation of a
Few Days Was Equal to
That of a Normal
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the condition of the weather and the
crops of the State issued last week by
Seetion Director Bauer, of the climate
and crop service of the United States
weather bureau. Jt is of especial interest
in view of the heavy rains of last
The week ending Monday, April 23d,
was much warmer than usual, due to
generally higher minimum temperatures
and moderately high maximum temperatures,
which, on the 22d and 23d,
rose to or above 80 degrees at various
The first day and the last t*o days
of the week were clear or partly oloudy,
but the rest of the week was cloudy
with light to heavy rains over the entire
State. The rainfall for the week
averaged about 4 inches, and in the
southwestern and at places in the central
portions, was in excess of 6 inches,
while aloag- the immediate coast it
amounted to about 2 inches. The
week's rainfall was generally in excess
of the normal precipitation for the
entire month of April. The excessive
rainfall delayed planting operations
and they cannot be resumed on clay
lands and on bottom lands for some
time, estimated at a week or ten days.
The damage caused by the heavy
rains was confined principally to the
upper and central portions of the State.
Lands were badly washed and gullied;
bottom lands were inundated or covered
with sand and mud; roads and
bridges were destroyed; fertilizers
leached on sandy lands or washed off
the lands; but the rain benefitted
wheat, oats, pastures, truck and garAam/1
wifli mrtra aaa.
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sonable temperatures that prevailed,
caused rapid germination of the recently
The preparation of lands for planting
made slow progress or came to a standstill,
thus making an already late season
over the western half of the State
still later. Sunshine and dry weather
are now needed.
Early planted and replanted com is
ooming up to average stands, but cut
worms are destructive at places. Late
corn is coming up quickly. Corn planting
is nearly finished over the eastern
half of the State, but has not made
much progress over the western half.
Cotton that was planted early in
April is coming up to good stands. The
bulk of the crop remains to be planted.
Lands are not all prepared. Seed is
scarce in places. Sea island cotton 13
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aDOUt aii piantea.
Wheat is improving and is very
promising. In places it is heading.
Oats are beginning to ripen in the extreme
southeastern portions. Tobacco
transplanting has generally begun and
plants are everywhere ready to set out
Shipments of peas, beans, radishes,
lettuce and strawberries are being
made; white potatoes soon will be
ready to ship. The outlook for peaches
continues promising; pear trees are
blighting; melons, sorghum, sugar cane,
pastures and gardens responded quickly
to the weather conditions now so
favorable for them.
THE PA8T MONTH.
The following is the monthly summary
for March from the same source:
Temperature, in Degrees Fahrenheit
?The mean temperature for tho month
of March, 1900, was 51.6 degrees, which
is 3.1 degrees below the normal. The
highest local mean was 57.2 degrees at
Beaufort, and the lowe3t local mean
was 47.0 degrees at Greenville. The
highest temperature for the month was
79 degrees at Charleston and Yemassee
on the 30th, and the lowest temperature
for the month was 22 degrees at
Santuo and Spartanburg on the 17th,
making the State range 57 degrees.
The greatest local range was 55 degrees
at Walhalla, and the least local
range was 42 degrees at Georgetown.
The mean of the daily maximum temperatures
was 62.6 degrees, and of the
daily minimum temperature 40.6 degrees.
Precipitation, in inches?The . average
March, 1900, precipitation was
4.22 inches, which is 0.66 above the
normal. The precipitation was heaviest
and in excess of the usual amount, over
the western portions of the State, and
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amounts, over the middle eastern portions.
The greatest local amount for
the month was 7.58 inches at Greenville,
and the least local amount was
0.98 of an inch at Pinopolis. The
greatest 24 hourly fall was 2.35 inches
at Grillisonville on the 25th. The average
number of days with rain was 9,
ranging from 3 at Georgetown and Pinopolis
to 12 at Charleston.
Snow?A trace of snow was observed
at Santuc on the 16th.
Weather and Crops?The month of
March, 1900, while cooler than usual
exhibited no marked variation from the
usual or typical weather for this month.
There were no extremely warm or cold
periods, and frosts were not any more
frequent than usual, and but little, if
any damage resulted from them, except
in the tracking districts, where the
growth of vegetables was retarded.
The prevailing cool weather prevented
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of fruit trees, and was, no doubt, beneficial
to that extent.
There were four periods of general
rains, and the precipitation was in excess
of the nsnal amount for the month,
largely owing to the heavy rainful over
the western connties. The rainfall
in the central portions of the State was
nearly normal, while in the eastern
partiossit was deficient.
- :^Th&grtfund was genially too wet to
plow and but little land was prepared
for-planting, and no planting was done
in the western half of the State.
Over the eastern half the conditions
were more favorable for farm work,
and the usual amount of preparation of
lands was accomplished, and much
corn and rice were planted, as well as
potatoes, sorghus^ melons and gardens.
The ground was, however^too cold for
quick or favorable germination.
Tobacco in beds grew slowly, and
plants remained small. The prospects
for peaches, plums and other fruits
were not impaired daring the month,
and remained very promising. Wheat
and oats grew slowly, but maintained
the stands that were left after the severe
weather of February.
Congressman Moody Telia of Jobbery
in Mail Tube Service
The House Wednesday put its heel
upon the pneumatic mail tube service j
now in operation in New York, Boston
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ana rniiaaeipnia ana. 11 its auuuu
stands the whole service will be crashed 1
out. The postoffice committee had re- 1
commended an increase of the appro- ]
pration for this service from $225,000 ,
to $725,000. The proposed increase
was attacked by the appropriations *
oommittee under the leadership of Mr.
Moody of Massachusetts with such \
vigor and success that in the end ,
the house voted 87 to 50 to strike the
entire appropriation from the bill.
Mr. Moody oppossed the extension '
of the service. If it was entered upon, 1
he said, it would add in the near future i
millions to the already swollen expendi- t
tures of the postoffice department. Us- i
in or tTiia ad a Mr. Moodv
made an urgent plea for retrenchment )
in public expenditures. Every branch
of the public service, he said, was asking
for its share of the enormous revenues.
Mr. Moody assailed the whole
history of the pneumatic tube service.
"It is so malodorous from beginning to
end," said he, "that it should die the
death of a dog."
"Smoke the rascals out," cried Mr.
Little, "and we on this side of the
house will stay with you."
Mr. Moody said it was not a pleasant
thing for him to exploit the soandal
which had been uncovered by the postal
commission of which he was a member
but he considered it his duty to do
so. He declared, that former Second
Assistant Postmaster General Neilson,
under whom the first experiments in the
pneumatic tube service were made,
when he retired, accepted from the
company $1,000 in cash and $10,000 in
stock for his seiVices here during the
succeeding year. What that service
could be Mr, Moody said he could not
imagine. These facts, he said, had been
brought out by the commisssion. John
E. Milholland of New York, he said,
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was tne president 01 tue iuue uuiupaujr.
Mr. Moody's next statement startled
the house and created a sensation. The
tube service, he said, had been constructed
by contractors who took their
pay in stock and bonds. The only asset
of the company was its contract
with the government. "1 regret to
say." continued Mr. Moody, deliberately,
"that one of the principal holders
of those stocks and bonds was & member
of this house and a member of the
committee on appropriations."
"Give his name," shouted Mr. Livingston
"I will not," replied Mr. Moody.
Then he added another sensational
statement to the effect that a large
block of the stock of the concern had
been sent to a near relative of a prominent
member of the house as a New
Year's gift. "But I am proud to say,"
said Mr. Moody, "chat the return mail
carried back that dishonoring and dishonorable
gift." When the applause
that greeted this statement had died
out Mr. Moody appealed to the house
not to endorse "this sort of a transac
tion.w, Mr. Moody disclaimed any :n- J
tention of reflecting upon the postoffice ]
committee, which he highly cdm- i
mended. He was especially glowing i
in his praise of Mr. Loud, the chair- J
man of the committee. Mr. Moody 1
said hs had been appealed to by commercial
bodies tc aid in the extension i
of this service, but he refused to close
his eyes to his duty in this matter. He
charged that companies in all the large ]
cities of the country were preparing to
raid congress in behalf further exten- J
sion of the tube service. *
A Black Fiend.
A dispatch from GLreenville says !
Jim Martin, a .negro, 40 years old,
who has worked at Piedmont some
time and who is well known about the !
town, narrowly escaped being the vie- (
tim of a lynching Wednesday. It is ]
alleged he attempted to criminally as- !
sault Ethel McCall, the three-year-old }
daughter of L. T. McCall, one of the ]
leading operatives at Piedmont. Mr.
McCall's friends were incensed beyond ]
control when they learned of the crime,
and it is said at Piedmont that they 1
would undoubtedly have lynched the "
negro had they been given the opportu- ]
nity. As it happened, however, the !
Cannon Ball train was late and the !
officers who got hold of Martin quickly, I
carried him around through some back 1
streets to the deDOt and were able to !
get him in the G-reenvilie jail within a
few hours after the alleged crime was committed,
aad out of Piedmont be- i
fore Mr. McCall's friends were able to
deal out vengeance. <
A Sensational Utterance. j
.Allen 0. Myers, of Ohio, responding
to a toast at a banquet at Wichita, Kas., j
Wednesday night created a sensation <
by his utterances. He drew a dark
picture. The country was fast racing
to destruction, said he, and Mark Banna,
William McKinley and Great Bri- f
tain were driving it. Then suddenly j
turning toward Mr. Bryan, who had ,
just finished speaking, the speaker ex- (
claimed: "You may De elected, sir, ,
by a million majority, but they will not |
permit you to take the presidential }
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Goebel. Men whose pastime is bribery j
find in murder an amusement. Ohio j
was bought in 1896, the' country was
bought, it will be bought again in 1900
and Mark Hanna's reward for it is a
seat in the United States Senate." \
Fifty Filipinos Killed. j
A dispatch from Manila says officers j
who have arrived there from Nueva ]
Caceras, province of South Camarines, j
bring details of a fight April 16, in
which fifty Filipinos were killed. The
American outposts reported 300 natives
assembled three miles from the I
town and General Bell sent three de- j
tachments of the 45th regiment, with i
two Maxims, who nearly surrounded <
the Filipinos, a majority of whom were f
armed with boloa.
BY OiN'u ONE VOTE
fhe Pennsylvania Boss is Refused .
a Seat in the Senate.
SENATOR QUAY IS OUSTED.
His Persona! Friend Renigs. The
Vote is So Close that Quay's
Friends Express Surprise
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On Tuesday of last week Matthew
3. Quay wag not allowed to take a seat
in the United States senate on the appointment
of the governor of Pennsylvania
by a vote of 32 to 33. The galleries
were thronged with multitudes,
while other multitudes were unable to
On the floor of the senate was every
member of the body now in the city
with scores of members of the house of
representatives. The great throng
listened with deep attention to the
brilliant argument of Mr. Spooner iD
favor of the seating of the former Pennsylvania
senator and to the Democratic
ind fiery eloquence of Mr. Daniel of
Virginia; who appsaled to his colleagues
to do what, on his oath as a
senator, he deemed right, and vote to
lo jastioe to him who was knocking at
the senate doors. Mr. Daniel concluded
10 miiutes before the hour fixed for
;he vc ting to begin. The excitement in
;ne sonate Dy tnis time was intense,
rhere was a hush in the chamber as
Mr. Frye, in the chair, announced at
I o'clock that the hour for the final vote
lad arrived and that the question was
;he pending motion of Mr.- Chandler to
itrike out of the resolution declaring
yir. Quay not to be entitled to a seat
;he word "not." Amid suppressed exsitement
Mr. Chandler demanded the
reas and nays and the secretary of the
lenate began to call the roll. All knew
ihe vote would be close. The first senlation
was caused by the failure of Mr.
Pettigrew of South Dakota to answer to
lis name although he was in his seat.
tVhen Mr. Vest's name was called he
roted "no" in a clear, distinct voice,
,hu8 dashing the last hope of the friends
>f Mr. Quay, who had expected confilently
that the distinguished Missouian
would vote for his lone time per
Mr. Spooner contended for liberal
itatesmanship in the case, saying that
;he senate should not take the narrowjst
conceivable view of its determinaion
of the qnestion. As for himself
leither personal tie nor popular critisism
would influence his vote, -which
ihould be cast for Mr. Quay.
Messrs. Stewart of Nevada and Turler
of Washington followed.
"Thisis a judicial question," said Mr.
Daniel of Virginia, "and ought to be
loaded upon judicial principles. Upon
ny oath as a senator of the United
States, delivering true judgment accordng
to my legal convictions, I declare
[ do believe that Mr. Quay is entitled
:o a seat in this body and so believing,
[ will so vote.
Mr. l)aniel4then presented a constitu
jonai argument m reply to tnat maae
jy Mr Qoarles of Wisconsin.
In conclusion, Mr. Daniel declared
;hat Mr. Qaay, as the appointee of the
governor of Pennsylvania, has as Rood
i right to a seat in the senate as had
At 4 o'clock the chair announced the
tour for voting had arrived and the
pending question was Chandler's motion
to strike out of the committee
resolution declaring that Mr. Quay was
aot entitled to a seat in the senate, the
Mr. Chandler asked for yeas and
The motion was defeated as follows:
Yeas?Allison, Baker, Carter, Chandler,
Clark of Wyoming, Cullom, Daniel,
Davis, Deboe, Foraker, Frye, Gear,
Hansbrough, Jones of Nevada, McComas,
McLaurin, Mason, Morgan, Nelson,
Penrose, Perkins, Piatt of New
York, Soott, Sewell, Shoup, Spooner,
3tewart, Sullivan, Taliaferro, Warren,
Nays?Allen, Bacon, Bard, Bate,
Rottt7 RnrroTUQ "Rnflar P1&T7 flnnVrpll. I
Culberson, Hale, Hanis, Heitfeld, Hawhey,
Jones of Arkan0??a, Linsjiy, McBride,
McCumber, MoEnery, McMillan,
Martin, Money, Piatt of Connecticut,
Proctor, Qaarles, Ross, Simon, Teller,
Kllman, Tarley, Turner, Vest, Wellington.?33.
Pairs were announced as follows, the
Srst named in each instance being favorable
to Mr. Qaay and the second opposed
to him; Pritohard with Ghillinger;
Depew with Hanna; Foster with Kean;
Lodge with Thurston; Kenney with
Daffery; Elkins with Chilton; Fairbanks
with Mallory; Hoar with Pettus;
Kyle with Rawlins.
The following senators were unpaired;
Aldrioh, Beveridge, Clark of Montana
The question then recurred to the
>riginal resolution and it was adopted
by a vote of 33 to 32, the former vote
being exactly reversed on this question.
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Alius lux. ^iiay was ueaieu a eeai m
the senate on the appointment of Gov.
Will Wake Them UpThe
Columbia State says "some persons
appeared surprised that the use of
large fire crackers on the Fourth of
July has been forbidden in the District
if Columbia, but it is natural that the
jelebration of that anniversary should
be annoying to those who are trampling
cinder foot the Declaration of Indepenience.
However, there will be a report
from Kansas City to wake folks up on
ihat date this year."
Goes to Prison.
Thomas J. Hunter, a late swell socie
:y man of Atlanta, wno found tnat his
salary as auditor of the "West Point
road was not enough to properly support
his heavy swell in society,
has been sentenced to five years in the
penitentiary for embezzlement.
A train of seven cars with fruit is on
:he way from Los Angeles, CaL, to
New York. Instead of ice liquified air
Rill be used as the refrigerating agent,
jne bottle to each car. If this proves a
juocessTiippler will have a scoop on the
Two Thousand Five Hundred Build- (
in gs Destroyed,
A fire raged in'OttawT~an3~~Huir,
n i ^ __ mi 3 * . _ i j.
vjanaaa, on -inursaay irom 3doul noon j
until late in the night, destroying more
than 2,500 dwelling, factories, mills,
stores and other buildings, entailing a
loss estimated at $30,000,000, and rendering
15,000 people homeless.
Half a dozen churches and schools, a
number of mills, the Hull waterworks,
the Hull court house and jail, the postoffice,
the convent?almost every business
place and about 1,000 dwellings
and shops in Hull have been destroyed.
Indeed practically Dothing of Hull is
left but a church and a few houses beyond
The spot where the fire originated is
about a quarter of a mile from the
main street of Hull and as a gale wis
blowing from the northwest right in ]
the direction of the lumber piles and (
mills on both the Hull and Ottawa (
shores of the Ottawa river and Chadui- .
ere falls, it was soon seen that the fire }
was almost certain to be a large one. <
By half past 11 o'clock the fire had got
a good hold of Main street and the en- j
tire street, with dozens of cross streets, .
was burned. Practically there is not a
house left in the street. About this
time the fire made a jump of nearly
half a mile and ignited Eddy's wood
yard, near the match factory. It was
soon in flames and a 50 mile an hour
gale was blowing a high column of
flame across Bridge street and set fire
to the Eddy paper mill and the other
buildings of the company. The fere at
this time also sprang across the Ottawa
river and caught the 3heds in the rear
of the Mackay Milling company on Victoria
island and in a f*:W minutes the
lumber piles on Victoria, Chaudierie islands,
one of the power houses of the
Ottawa Electric company and half the
buildings on the two islands were in
Hull has a population of about 12,000
people and more than half of them
are homeless tonight. The entire business
part of the city, including the
court house, postoffice, public buildings
and newspaper offices is one mass .
of ruins. The population is almost en- ]
tirely composed of people who work in ]
the mills or who derive their business
from those works. The fire crossed the
Ottawa river in the afternoon, took
hold among the lumber piles on the
brink of the river and extended.to the :
lumber yards and mills. The result is <
that the whole of that part of Ottawa
known as the Chaduiere flats, surrounding
the Canadian Pacific railway
station where the lumber mills are all
located, is fire-swept. The only building
standing in the whole area is that
of the Ottawa Carbide factory, which
is newly erected and fireproof.
From the fiats the fire extended
across the Richmond road on the Rocnesterville
and as far as the experimental
farm. Westerly the fire took in
Huntonburg and Mechanicsville, so
that on the Ottaway side of the river
there is a larger area covered by fire than
on the Hull side. It is estimated that
at the present time the number of peo-i,
pie homeless in the two cities and sub- ?
urban towns ia not less than 12,000
and it may reach 15,000. The fire
burnt itself out.
Slaughter Goes On
A dispatch from Manila says: About
300 of the enemy have been killed recently
in the North Ilocos, including
Dodd's fight and the attack on Batoc (?)
April 16, when from 600 to 700 rebels, .
a quarter ui wuuui vvvie oimcu mm
rifles, determinedly attacked the Am- :
ericans, charging their positions and J
fighting at close quarters. The engage- ;
ment lasted all the afternoon, the ene- j
my burning the town, but they were J
repulsed after the arrival of American 1
reenforcements. The insurgents gen- [
erally were aggressive in that province. '
They captured an American provision
wagon near Lapo. The Americans having
obtained evidence that the aleades
(mayor) uf Lapo, Magsingal, Cabugas ,
and Sinait were holding treacherous
communication with the insurgents,
imprisoned them and burned Lapos'
town hall. There have been several
minor fights in the province including
an attack by 200 insurgents on Lavag,
April 17, 40 of whom were killed and
80 captured. Officers report that the
men of the Thirty-third regiment and
Third cavalry behaved splendidly under
very trying circumstances. There
were no American casualties at Batoc(?)
where 180 insurgents were killed and
I - The Leading Issues.
A special from Wichita, Kas., to the
Chicago Times-Herald says: "Neither
Editor Morss nor any one else can succeed
in getting me to abandon free silver.
I favor it as much as I did in
1896. While free silver will not be the
leading issue in this campaign, it wiil
be one of the issues." Wm. J. Bryan
made this fiatfooted statement during
an interview here Wednesday af ternoou.
Asked what would be the leading issues,
Mr. Bryan said: ''Trusts and
imperialism will be paramount.".
Eggs Killed Him.
Tom Jackson, an old negro 60 years
of age, died last week on the place of
Mr. Lute Ginn, near Cartersville, Ga.,
from over-feeding himself on Easter
eggs. He had been hearing of Easter
eggs and thinking they were better at
that time than any other, bought two
dozen, cooked them and ate them on
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New Orleans is to spend $14,000,000 <
for water, sewerage and drainafe im- :
provements. The Crescent City contractors
and politicians will no doubt
wax fat and prosper during the next
several years. However, should the
improvements result in making the city
comparatively immune to yellow fever,
the money will have been well invested.
days ago three negroes were
lynched in the state of Pennsylvania. (
The northern papers are having very i
little to say about this Pennsylvania
outrage. If the same thing had occurfKfl
1CU 1X1 tliC OVUiXi wUV
of tie north would have howled over it J
for months. ?
Killed in a Runaway.
Dr. James Reeves, a physician residing
at Calhoun, Ga., was thrown from
his buggy while the horse was running ?
away and instantly killed Thursday. t
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}otton Baggine and Ties Goes TJp in
The Charleston Post says the Chareston
cotton factors and shippers are
nterested in the steps that fhe farmers
will take for their protection against
;he bagging and ties trusts, and are
ipecnlating as to whether the planters
will resort to cotton sheeting as a covering
for their cotton and seek some ;
substitute for ties to hold the bales in
shape. These needful supplies are now
mtirely controlled by the trusts. Last
pear there were half a dozen competit)rs
in each line. This year there are
aone. One concern has absolute control
of all the cotton bagging in the
sountry and mother has absolute control
of the cotton ties.
The American Manufacturing Company
of New York controls the cotton
bagging of the country and the Amerisan
Steel Hoop Company, which is insluded
in the great Federal Steel trust,
sontrols the tie output. The latter is
a comparatively recent amalgamation
af several concerns. The Ludlows, of
Boston, Mass., are still in the cotton
bagging business, but they arg in close
alliance with the American Manufacturing
Company and make exactly the
same terms and prices.
The result is seen in changed quotations.
For several months the quotations
on ties and bagging have remained
practically nnchanged. An increase
of about 2i cents has been made
in the price for bagging and it is not
anlikely that there will be further insreases.
The trusts have in fact given
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Bxpected in Juno. While nominally
the bagging business is being conductsd
both by the Ludlows and the American
Manufacturing Company, both send
3ut the same price list and make exictly
the same terms. Both declined
to sell any bagging for this year's crop
mtil this week, and both opened at the
same prices. Their terms are spot cash
md no credit.
All the cotton ties used in the United
States are now made by the Federal
Steel Hoop Company. The latter is
in amalgamation of the several different
concerns which were engaged in the
loop and ties business last year. The
result of the amalgamation was felt imnediately.
From 60 cents, the price
it which most of the ties were sold last ;
rear, the price immediately jumped to ;
f5 cents, from which it was run up to ;
?1.25, at which price ties have been
luoted for the last several weeks. The
atest dictum makes the price $1.31
jpot cash and $1.30 spot cash and $1.36
:or August delivery. This is to mershants
in largo lots. To farmers the ,
jost will be eight to ten oents a bundle ;
nore. - i
With the complete control of the (
jusiness now enjoyed by the bagging (
md tie trusts it can very easily be seen ,
.nab vilcsc uuuwrua are ill puaitiuu nu |
squeeze the farmers of the South at
tfieir pleasure. For several years the
;otton planters have secured these supplies
at reasonable prices, but this will
mdently not be the case this year. <
Being protected by a heavy tariff '
against foreign competition and having <
knowledge of the fact that the farmers !
)f the South are in more prosperous i
condition than for several years past, 1
wd with the assurance of a large demand
for the present year, the two
trusts realize that they have the plant3rs
at their mercy, and thaUthe time is
ripe to multiply their profits.
It wil be alleged, of course, that
bigher prices for the material entering
into these products account largely for
the increased prices. There will be
just enough truth in this to lend color
to the assertion but it is easy to predict
that the cotton growers of Egypt, India
and the rest of the world will pay no
such prices for their baling materials
this year as will the Southern cotton
The Executive Committee Issues a
Can for a Conference.
A fflw davR acn Tne State announced
that the prohibitionists had determined
to hold a State conference, and gave a
forecast of a call then iD course of preparation.
Wednesday the call was issued.
? It reads as follows:
A State prohibition conference will
be held in the city of Columbia, S. C.,
on Wednesday, 23d day of May, 1900,
for the purpose of considering the propriety
ofsuggesting candidates for govt rnor
and lieutenant governor to represents
the prohibitionists of South Carolina in
the Democratic primary, and also to announce
the principles and purposes of
the prohibitionists in seeking to obtain
control through theDemocratic organization
of the executive and legislative
departments of the State government,
for the enactment and enforcement of
measures which are in best accord with
the highest interests of the people, and
which will take the State out of the
For the purpose of obtaining a full
and free expression of the prohibitionists
in regard to these matters, a call is
hereby issued for them to assemble in
their respective counties at the court
house on Staturdav, 12th day of May,
1900, to elect three representatives,
with alternates, to attend the State conference
on the 23d of May, with or
without instructions and to choose a
rvwintv nhairm&n for the ensuine cam
Joel 2. Branson,
Waddy C. Thomson,
J. S. Moffatt,
James A. Hoyfc,
C. D. Stanley,
E. D. Smith,
As chairman of the Prohibition State
executive committee, I approve of the
foregoing. A. C. Jones. The
"The girl that carries off the young
nan the easiest." says the Indianapolis
Journal, "is the one that knows enough
lot to know too much."
Seven negroes were drowned near
Jackson, Miss., in the high water rej i
raiting from the recent heavy rains. '
MAIN I biUlUDUnOiD
People Were Drowned in the
Streets of a Texas Town.
THE CITY WAS FLOODED^
The People in the Portion of the
City Suffering Most Fled
From Their Houses *
An electric storm accompanied by
rain in torrents, visited "Waco, Texas,
Friday. The city was flooded, doing
great-damage to property. The bodies
of two known and one unknown dead
have been recovered and three others
are known to have perished. The business
streets were converted into rivers.
Such a flood was never before seen
there. The rain resembled a succession
of cloudbursts. Basements were flooded
on Franklin and Washington streets
and on Austin avenue. Waco creek,
on the south side of the city, and Barron's
branch, on the north side, poured
their surplus water toward the centre of /
the city and formed a sea in the busi
At present the exact number of persons
drowned cannot be ascertained.
Mrs. Nancy G-audle and her daughter,
who resided with Mrs. Norton at the - .
cornor of Jackson and Seventeenth .
streets, are among the dead lecovered
from the flood. The house was in. thfe
Waco creek overflow and the two ladies,
in spite of efforts.at rescue, were swept
away. Mr. and Mrq. Norton were
saved. Their house was destroyed.
Wm. Walker, a negro was drowned in
the Barron branch overflow and his .
body was recovered- At the corner of
North Second and Barron streets an
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30 years gave way and three noscroes
disappeared with the bridge. * Their
bodies have not been recovered.
The storm commenced at 4 o'clock
Friday afternoon and the water fell in
vast sheets, one cloudburst following
the other, the water courses rising
above the divides and uniting into a
foaming and raging sea. The people
in the portion of the city sufferingv
most fled from their houses. The firemen
and police and hundreds of citizen^
rashed to the rescue, but the water was
too swift for them and at least six persons
lost their lives by drowning in
less than five minutes. The main
Bosque and its tributaries are overflowing
a large district and ruining valuable
crops. ^ The Brazos riveris ten feet
above the danger mark and is still ris!
ing. The property loss at Waco will
be fully $50,000. As the city is divided
into sections by the high water all
communication is cut off between the
various divisions, a complete list of the
lead at this hour cannot be given.
Killed His First Cousin.
Friday morning Mr. Dave Haithsock,
from the lower part of the county,
3ame to the city, walked into the office
of Sheriff Cathcart and announced that
he had come to deliver himself to the
sheriff?that ha had killed his first
cousin,' Mr. Mack Haithcock," Thursday
night The sheriff took charge of
him and he was committed to jail. The >
coroner was notified of the homicide _
and left as soon as possible to hold an
inquest. The tragedy seems to have >
been the result of a family feud of
long standing, it being particularly
bitter between the two men. The facts
of the affair as related Friday were
about as follows: It appears that a
member of the family of Mr. Bowens
was sick and the neighbors kindly took
it upon themselves to attend the sick
person and do what they could to . relieve
his sufferings. Mack Haithcock
seems to have been at the house in advance
of Dave and he was evidently expecting
trouble when Dave came up.
According to the story as told there,
Mack, was in the yard when Dave eame
up. Dave had a double-barrel shotgun.
He and Mack had some dispute and it.
is alleged that Mack struck Uave a
heavy blow with a Stick which he oarried.
Dave therefore emptied i?he load_
of his gun in Mack's body, killing him \
almost instantly.?Columbia State.
A Close Call.
Miss Anna Brown, a 14-year-old girl
living two miles from English, Indiana,
attended Sunday school at that plaoe
Sunday afternoon, and started home
about 5 o'clock, taking the railroad
track as the shortest way. She started
across a trestle that spans a ravine
about 300 feet wide, and had just
reached the Center when a fast, freight
turned the curve near the trestle. She .**
saw it would bs impossible to reach
the further side before the train would"
be upon her, and she stepped to the
edge of the trestle, and, as the train
came up, swung hereselfcdown by her
hands, -holding on to the cros3-ties.
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the train cleared t"he trestle he jum?6a
from his cab and hastened back toward
the girl. She was struggling to
raise herself and was almost exhausted
when the engineer caught her by
the hands and pulled her up on the
trestle. The ravine over which she
was suspended was fully 75 feet deep.
A Remarkable Case.
Harry Little was recently arrested at
Marietta, Ohio, on the charge of entering
the store of R. E. Race. He was
arranged before Mayer Sykes and entered
a plea of guilty to the charge of
housebreaking. Within the last few
months his father was found guilty of
perjury and sentenced to the Ohio
penitentiary. Since that time the boy
has been without a home. He said
that he realized just what he was doing
and did it so that he jnight go to the
penitentiary where his father was
Being unable to furnish a bail bond he '
was sent to jail. ,
Will be Cut Short.
It is predicted that the floods at this
time will cut short the cotton crop in
Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, as it
is tooJrte to get the land in shaj>e for
planting in time.
Believes in Bryan.
The Kuoxville Sentinel says all this
talk of Bryan's election being impossible
is mere poppycock, and proceed.'! to /
nlkAM* AAn VkA TP?A QAW
Siiuvv uu n lie v<tu yt .xuv \^vutinel's
figures are plausible.