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ninor Events of the Week In a B
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? Negro Shot to Deatn.
. A negro named Jim Stevens, living
on Mr. J. D. Prothro's piace> about
seven miles below Aiken, was shot
and killed by Mr. Jackson Fanning, an
?overseer for Mr. Prothro, Tuesday af
ternoon. Mr. Fanning was here today
.and stated that the trouble arose over
fk dispute with the negro about water*
ing the stock. The negro was imperti
nent, and Mr. Fanning reprimanded
him. The negro cursed Mr. Fanning
and advanced upon him with an opeU
knife in his hand, and Mr. Fanning
drew his pistol, but slipped it In his
pocket, and struck the negro with a
stick. The negro then ran to his
house, and others standing by told Mr.
Fanning that he had better be care
ful, for Stevens would kill him if he
had to waylay him. Mr. Fanning did
not believe that the negro would
trouble him again, but he went home
and got his shot gun and came out to
the gate. In the meantime Stevens
had gotten his shotgun and came to
Mr. Prothro's place, stopping on the |
way and trying to buy some bucksnot.
The negro crouched behind a wagon
shed and tried to g'?t a shot at Mr.
Fanning, who had dropped behind th?
fence when he saw the negro coming.
After the negro came his wife, who
screamed and begged him not to kiil
Mr. Fanning. Mr. Fanning, thinking
that perhaps the woman was meneu
vering against him also, turned his
head towards her when Stevens' shot
him and ran. Mr. Fanning's face and
head and hands were peppered with !
bird shot, but as tho negro ran off he j
shot him twice and killed him almost
A special from Anderson to the Col- j
uinbia State says:
"The amount assessed against An
derson county, $200 to help bear the
.expense of the State Immigration As
sociation is at hand, and ready to ba
paid over. When Mr. Matheson's let
ter was received a few days ago th?,
Chamber of commerce held a special '
meeting and resolved to pay half of ?
the amount, or $100, if the Farmers'
Institute of the county would pay the
other half. Mr. W. Q. Hammond, a
leadiug- farmer of the county, was in
the city and hunted up the sceretary
"of tho Chamber of Commerce, and
paid the other half out of his own
pocket. The Farmers' Institute will
not meet again for a month, and Mr.
Hammond was much interested in th?
"Immigration movement, and he want-1
ed the matter clinched, and started ?.
at once, so far as Anderson county is
Minor State Items.
The hearing before the railroad
commission on the merchants' peti
tion asking for a reduction of inter
state freight rates was concluded in
the council chamber Wednesday
"alight-that is. concluded so far as the
?evidence is concerned. But x It is a
Jong call between a petition for a re
duction and actual reduction. It will
be fully 60 days before the commis
sion renders a decision, for it has an
almost interminable mass of evidence
to review, and won't be in possession
of this and all the arguments under
50 days. And then if the decision ia
against the railroad there is no sub
stantial hope that an appeal will not
be taken, and the matter indefinitely
tied up in the courts.
A telegram from Mr. Lewis W. Par
ker, president of the Olympia, Granby
and Richland coton mills, of Columbia,
was received there last week and con
veyed the satisfactory intelligence
that the reorganization of these mills
along lines on which Mr. Parker has
been working, was about to be effect
Senator A. C. Latimer has returned
to Washington very much gratified at
the reception which has been given
his bill to secure Federal aid for
building good roads. He said that a
great many people had not understood
his bill at first, but now that they db
they admit that it is not in violaion of
he constitution, nor is it out of har
mony with Democratic principles.
Calhoun, Jackson, Gallatin, Clay and
others of the old school of statesmen
favored such appropriations for good
The Hampton monument commission
reports that there is. on hand from vol
untary contributions about $5,500, and
it is expected that in a few days this
will reach nearly $6.000. A bill haa
been introduced in the House to sup
ply the deficiency, so that a $20,000
monument can be erected at once, and
those who have talked with the Rep
resentatives state that the bill will
The DeKalk Cotton Mills, at Cam
den, which recently passed into the
hands of a receiver, 'are now running
out the raw material stocked in the
machinery. It Is estimated that the
value of this material is about $6,000.
The mill will continue in operation for
about six weeks and then will close
down indefinitely, perhaps until the
next -cotton crop.
Darlington county stands at the head
of the honor roll in the matter of con
tributions to the Hampton monument
fund. Although on a basis of property
assessment Darlington's pro rata would
have been but -$200, the county of
sterliog men and loyal women has con
tributed $1,000 to the erection of a
A petition has been ?led with the
United States district court, Judge
Brawley presiding, to declare as bank
rupt the Farmers' and Mechanics'
Mercantile and Manufacturing Co.
Capt. J. L. Argus, of Chester, died
there Wednesday morning at ten
o'clock. He was in the 80th year of
his age. For more than thirty years
he was in active busines there as a
lending merchant.* He retired in 1888
after amassing quite a large estate.
In early life he spent five years in
Ceiiforiiia, being one of the "forty
nl; !-rs." He was an officer In the
Ca"nou i Guards, Sixth regiment, tho
fir t year of the war, then quarter
mi te:- of Bratton's brigade. He
se. ed -everal terms as mayor of
Cl ester, and . was always interesad
in the welfare of the town.
THE STATE'S LAWMAKERS
A Number of Bills Passed By the
A Special Message.
At the opening of the session of the
Legislature on Wednesday the follow
ing special message from Governor
Hey ward was received and- read:
Special Message No. 4.
To the Honorable the Gentlemen of
the General Assembly:
In my annual message to your hon
orable body reference was made to
lawlessness in our State, the frequent
occurrence of lynchings being dealt
with particularly. The necessity of re
spect being paid tb the law by civilized
communities was ur$ed in this con
nection. You, the law-make. 5. had not
been assembled h?r? a wer-\. when
another evidence of this lawless spirit
is given In the lynching at Reevesville.
The Governor is popularly credited
with the power to prevent or punish
these outrages against the State. In
reality he is practically powerless.
When notified, he may sometimes frus
trate the mob by the employment of
troops, but when the crime has been
committed his hands are practically
tied. The meagre rewards he has been
empowered to offer out Of his contin
gent fund have proven ineffectual, and
this is as far as he is permitted to
go. In the. meantime the spirit of law
lessness is unchecked. Any band of
lawless men may feel secure in taking
the life of a fellow being on almost any
pretext This deplorable condition,
ought to be remedied. To compel
greater respect, the proper respect, for
the majesty of the l?w ? recommend
the enactment bf special legislation in
reference to lynching, that the great
responsibility of officials directly
charged with enforcing the law be
brought home to them, and that more
effectual measures be taken for the
apprehension of persons who take the
law%in their own hands.
lu lieu of some such legislation, 1
suggest that the Governor be provided
with an adequate fund for the purpose
of suppressing lynching-a fund that
may be used in offering suitable re
wards or in obtaining evidence against
lynchers in such manner as mav be
I sincerely regret the necessity for
this and am not desirous of additional
responsibility, but I will not shirk
any duty that the General Assembly
my y see fit to impose for the welfare
and good name of South Carolina.
D. C. HEYWARD.
January 20, 1904.
In the House.
After an adjournment since last Sat
urday at noon the house of representa
tives convened at 12 o'clock Wednes
day and speiit an hour in session. At
1 o'clock Hon. A. C. Latimer, junior
United States senator from this State,
was accorded the privileges of the hall
in accordance with the invitation sent
him last week, and for a quarter of an
hour he presented to the members of
the general assembly strong arguments
in favor of his bill to have govern
ment aid in _behalf nt srnn? morie
There was only one-thrld reading
bill on the caledar-Mr. Eflrd's to
grant the Lexington Water Power com
pany the right to erect dams at Dre
her's and Rauch's shoals in Lexington
county. This was passed and sent to
Mr. T. F. Stackhouse introduced the
memorial from the State Temperance,
Law and Order league. This document
was received as information and was
spread on the journal.
Unfavorable reports were made on
the following: Mr. Ford's marriage li
cense bill; Mr. Dorroh's garnishee bill;
bill to change the time for convening
the general assembly until the second
Tuesday in May. and the bill to cur
tail tho hunting season.
Mr. Sinkler's resolution 1 extend
the use of the hall to the S. '.ar as
sociation this afternoon ax. morrow
afternoon and night was a " od.
In .making up the list ?. offices to
be ?filled by election today, two vacan
cies in the Citadel board were over
looked. This omission was corrected
yesterday by Mr. D. 0. Herbert's reso
The Oyster Bill.
In the house Mr. Toole called up hiB
bill to grant to the sinking fund com
mission exclusive jurisdiction for the
protection of shell fish, terrapin, mi
gratory fish, ducks and other game
fowls in the public waters and lands of
Mr. Glover of Beaufort wanted the
bill recommitted in order that, a dele
gation could appear and make state
ments to the committee.
Mr. Toole objected to what he de
clared to be dilatory tactics.
Mr. Glover declared that Beaufort
is the only county in the State which
has ever attempted to protect the oys
ter beds, and he offered his motion not
to impede legislation but to put the
committee in possesion of all informa
Dr. Smith of Barnwell who favors
fhe bill very heartily, agreed that it
would be better to recommit the bi'I
in order that any objectionable feature
might be eliminated. Mr. Sinkler took
the same position as Dr. Smith.
Mr. Toole said that no defect had
bc .n pointed out and if there be any
defects why not amend it on the floor.
The bill would get locked up in the
committee room and would die there.
Mr. Colcock favored recommiting
the bill and showed some points which
The bill was recommitted by a vote
of 55 to 12.
The house killed Mr. Banks' bill "to
prohibit the appointment of other than
freeholders as local trustees in com
mon schools." This was the only sec
ond reading bill disposed of yesterday,
not one being passed.
- The bill to regulate the commuta
tion tax so that each county may have
as much or as little commutation tax
as possible, received sundry amend
ments and the matter got into such
shape that final action was deferred
until today. This bill was indefinitely
postponed last Thursday, but on the
day following Mr. Brown of Oconee
by hard work got the house to rein
state the bill on the calendar that its
objectionable features might be modi
The senate session was short, the
body adjourning within the hour and
little being transacted other than the
introduction of several new bills and
the reading of the calendar.
Senator Brice introduced two peti
tions, asking that they be placed on
the calendar without reading. One was
from the State Law and Temperance
league and the other from the women
of Yorkville and both were along the
line of changing the dispensary law
co that a dispensary might be re
moved by popular vote.
Immediate consideration was asked
by Senator Hardin for his concurrent
resolution relating to the Columbia
Female college. It included a change of
the name to the Columbia college and
as was Senator Douglass* "bi
tioning a part of Union's sha:
dispensary funds for mainta
public library. The Lanhai
baggage bill and Senator Ray
angeburg school election bill \
given third reading. The nous
tion of Mr. Lanham to give
don's country treasurer certa
In repayment was indeflnitel;
poned. The Gause bill to preve
ping shad out of the State w
a special order for today.
Rev. John Lake who made tl
ing prayer for Rev; Walter I.
was once a page in the senat
a South Carolinian and is now
sionary lately returned from C
The elections by the joint a
Thursday were conducted quie
results seeming to have been e:
the battles fought out before t
leting commenced. A friend o
feated candidate for dispensan
tor said after the voting: "He
have been elected had he sacrifi
principle last night." From t
v.-ould appear that the issues
election were practically set
The balloting was tedious am
was no excitement' as has been
fested on former occasions. Tl
sensation occurred last night. 1
tendance upon the joint assemb
meagre as there .was a good si
the opera house; When the elect
college trustees came up. no one
ed to know whose terms were al
expire, and it is now believed th
L. A. Sease of Newberry was a<
tally left off the Clemson boan
that Senator Tillman or Mr. F
was dropped similarly from the
The joint assembly was called
der at ll o'clock by the pre:
Lieut. Gov. Sloan.
For associate justice of the su
court to succeed Hon. C. A. *
but one name was placed in no
tion. Senator Brown of Darlingto
Senator Stackhouse of Marion n
ated Hon. C. A. Woods of Marion
thereupon was elected for the te
eight years, his election at th?
session having been for the
pired term of Associate Justice
then elected chief justice. Mr. V
received 156 votes.
There were two vacancies to be
on the penitentiary board, the ten
Messrs. W. B. Love of York an
D. Mann of Abbeville having exj
The names of both of these gent!
were placed in nomination as wer
following: J. 0. Wingo, represent
from Greenville; P. T. Hollis of (
ter; D. B. Peurifoy, represent
from Saluda; W. N. Brown, repri
tative from Oconee; W. D. Kirby
resents j VP from ChArc\"---?> ..Tho.
on first ballot stood: wingo, o9; P
foy, 66; Love, 54; Mann. 47; Hollis
Kirby, 23; Brown, 16. There wert
votes cast, necessary to a choice
Under the new rules forbidding *t
being changed, another ballot
Before the second ballot the nc
of Messrs. Brown and Kirby '
withdrawn. This ballot resulted: V
cast, 153; necessary to a choice,
Wingo, 82; Peurifoy, 81; Love,
Mann, 53; Hollis, 38.
One of the most interesting conl
of the day was the election of a S
librarian which followed. The n
iuations were: Miss Linnie LaBord
Richmond, Miss Annie B. Dacus of
derson, Miss Julia Tompkins of R
land and Mrs. J. A. Muller of Lex
ton. The first ballot resulted as
lows: Miss La Borde, 103; Miss Da
26; Miss Tompkins. 21; Mrs. Mullel
One hundred and fifty-six votes v
cast-76 being necessary to a chi
and Miss La Borde was elected on
ballot for a term of tvi ) years. fi
La Borde's election brought her
congratulation of many friends.
Representative W. 0. Tatum of
angeburg had no opposition in the e
tion to the two-year term of disp
sary commissioner and received
The greater interest In the electi
of the day was taken in the race
the $700 per annum office of chaim
of the dispensary board of directors
The nominees were H. H. Evans
Newberry, presented by Mr. Ki rh
seconded by Mr. Colocy, and J.
McDermott of Horry, nominated
Mr. Jeremiah Smith., seconded by 1
D. D. McColl. Of thp 155 votes c
Evans received 99 aj McDermott
The house of representatives was
session less than half an hour yest
day. After the introduction of n
bills the time was given over to t
elections in joint assembly.
When the Lanham bill came m
from the senate, Mr. Mauldin rais
objection to the senate amendme
which he declared, requires street T?
roads to carry 200 pounds of bagga
under tho head of "common carrier!
The" senate amendment was disagre
By a vote of 99 to 0 the house agre
to the introduction of the bill amen
ing charter of Colurauia Female ci
lege. There was no majority favorab
report on Mr. Richards' bill to increa
the amount of beneficiary scholarshi;
at Winthrop from $5,400 to $12,4oo.
The following new bills were prese
Mr. Beamguard, to let the asylu
have 10 convicts every year, and
let none to other institutions. Clemsr.
now gets 33.
Mr. Davis, to provide for libraries i
the public schools. The bill provid(
that when the patrons contribute $2
the school board shall contribute $5
and the State superintendent of edi
cation $10 out of the public funds.
Mr. Whaley. to amend the law coi
cerning the lien of certain mortgage
Mr. Holman, to define vagrancy an
Mr. Holman, to have county board
of control and county dispensers elec
ed as other officers are.
Mr. Bomar, to authorize and enipov.
cr mayors and other officers to gran
warrants to break and enter assembl
ing rooms in cities of 5,000 populatio:
In the Senate Friday Senator r
S. McColl, of Marlboro, Introduced ?
bil to establish a department of com
moree and immigration and to prc
vide for the appolntrr.unt and coin pen
sation of a secretary. Thio bill wa:
presented in the House by Representa
tive D. D. McColl, Jr.. of Maribel c.. Tin
bil is the outcome of the immiyratioi
convention which has started the peo
ple to thinking. There are waste lands
in South Carolina which would flour
ish under the cultivation of thrifty
people, and any investment the S;ate
would make in bringing such people
here would be repaid ten fold yearly in
ture and sale bf fertilizers;
A very important matter among the
new bills was the presentation, of a
memo liai from the State Immigration
Association. This was accompanied by
a bill presented by Mr. D. D. McColl,
Jr., to have a bureau of commerce and
immigration. Another new bill which
will attract attention was presented by
Mr. Wm. I J. Mauldin, of Greenville,
which provides for the establishment
of distilleries, breweries and blending,
plants in cities of 10,000 inhabitants.
There was a mas3 of matter handled
yesterday, the introduction of new bills
and committee reports consuming a
lot of time. The commission to report
on the improvements needed in ond
around the State capital made its re
turn. There was a memorial from the
good roads convention and one from
the immigration association. The com
committee to examine the affairs of
State colleges made its report also. In
consequence the journal will be heavy
today and the State printer will have 1
his hands full. A speech which Sena
tor Tillman delivered in Congress last
spring on the "Black Papers" was sent
to Governor Heyward with the request
from the Senator that the speech be
communicated to the Legislature. This
too will be printed.
There were many new bills in the
House. One by Mr. W. L. Mauldin, of
Green vile, seeks to. permit the estab
lishment bf distilleries, breweries, and
blending establishments in cities of
10,000 inhabitants. The blending will
be under supervision of the Federal
There was an unfavorable report on
two bills to regulate the time for pay
ing taxes. The House at first accepted
the report as the committee was unani
mous, but later the bill was put on the
Mr. Youmans introduced a bill to
forbid granting of pardon conditioned
upon the convict's leaving the State.
By Mr. Barratt, to provide for ma
jority rule in elections in cities of over
There were new bills to provide for
issuing of bonds and erection of school
houses at Dillon, Jonesville, Landrum
and Ell ore.
Mr. D. O. Herbert presented a bill to
provide for a capitation tax on dogs
and another bill to regulate traffic in
By Mr. Lancaster, a bill to permit
one's family to use his mileage book.
The following were presented in the
Senator Butler, to set a time for the
election of school trustees in Cheraw.
Senator Dean, to prescribe the pen.
alty for assault and attempt to ravish.
Senator Mciver, to instruct the
school trustees of Cheraw to issue
bonds of^ school^buildings. ^
auditor of Dorchester $65 by the county
and $35 by the State.
Senator Mciver, to alter section 714
of the code requiring the State Treas
urers to give duplicate instead of trip
Senator Manning( to establish ? de
partmer*. of commerce and labor and
to determine the amount of compensa
tion for the officers in charge.
Senator Ragsdale, of Florence, to re
quire common carriers to transport
free all judges and sheriffs when on
Senator Hydrick, to encourage the
establishment of libraries in the public
schools of the rural districts.
Senator Von Kolntz, to create boards
of trustees of firemen's pension fund
and provide for pensions for aged fire
men and firemen disabled by service.
On motion of Mr. Rainsford, the
house Saturday took up uncontest?d
matters in order to ger through with
local bills which * wise would
have little show ne. veek when the
entire calendar is ta^en up with spe
The bills which in this way receiv
ed second reading were:
To punish malicious and mischiev
ous interference with police and fire
To add another section to the law
as to violation of labor contracts pro
viding that conviction of violation
should not terminate the contract.
To provide for a loan of $12,000
from the State sinking fund to the
county of Marion for the purpose of
erectii ; a jail.
Bill to change the law with refer
ence to public cotton weighers in
State to Make Fertilizers.
After the calendar had been cleared
of all bills provoking ho objection the
bouse passed Mr. Rainsford's concur
rent resolution to inquire into the ad
visability of the manufacture of fer
tilizers by the penitentiary. Mr.
Rainsford explained that the resolu
tion requires the penitentiary direc
tors to give all of the information pos
sible. The expense will be borne by
the penitentiary. The resolution re
quires no appropriation. The State's
royalty from phosphate rock a few
years ago was $200,000, now not over
$15,000. What is the reason? Why
not use convicts to dig out the phos
phate rock and manufacture fertili
Dr. J. B. Black and Mr. Morgan fa
vored the bill, the latter for the rea
son that it would throw light on the
main question so that arguments could
be made intelligently. Mr. Webb stated
that he would vote for the resolution
although he doubts whether they will
have any more information than at
present. Mr. DeBruhl withdrew bis
hostile motion and the resolution was
passed and ordered sent to the Sen
The day in the Senate was practi
cally absorbed by discussion of the
C:.'iuse "shad bill," which came up
again Saturday. Mr. Walkers' motion
Friday to strike out the enacting
words being again in order.
The bill, after lengthy discussion,
The Office Towel,
"A country editor called on me one
day," said Clyde Fitch, "to ask my
opinion about, a play he had written.
After talking a few moments he asked
permission to wash his hands, as he
had tumbled from a trolley cai- and
gathered up more of the mud than
he cared to carry home.
"'Jimminy crips!' he exclaimed as
he approached the wash basin, 'do you
u?,e a clean towel every day? You
ought to see the one I have In my
composing room! Why, at the end
of the week it looks as though it had
been used to wipe the face of the
AR ON BOLL PEST
fpariment of Agriculture Hot After
AN OF CAMPAIGN MAPPED OUT
Special Representative Dispatched to
.jthe Texas Cotton Elelds to Investi
gate and Report,
Washington, Special.-The Secretary
of Agriculture has approved the plans
for the cotton boll wevil investigation
in the Southwest, for which a special
appropriation of $250,000 has been
made available. Secretary Wilson be
lieves that the best method, for meet
ing the ravages caused by the boll
weevil will be to put into actual prac
tice the facts which have been accumu
lated by the Department during the
past two years In the Southwest, for
which a special conditions, the plant
ing of early maturing varieties of cot
ton, substitution of other crops, etc.
The plans approved, which were sub
mitted by Dr. T. B. Galloway, the chief
of. the bureau of plant industry, and .
Div Howard, the chief of the division
of entomology, embody the following
lines of investigation:
Farmer's co-operative demonstration
work. This will involve the organiza
tion of farmers in Texas and adjacent
I States in such a way to secure the cul
tivation of cotton under specific in
structions from the Department of Ag
riculture, thus a definite working plan
will be given to each farmers, the
farmer himself to furnish the seed and
fertilizers, if such are required. These
areas of cotton will serve as object les
sons and will be planned to show the
practibility of growing cotton despite
the presence of the weevil. Similar
work will be carried on in Louisiana,
where the weevil has not yet advanced.
It is planned to have 8,000 to lo.???
farmers engaged in this work.
Plan? of breeding and selection- of
work. This work will have for its ob
ject the improvement of present varie
ties of cotton, with a view of making
them more prolific and earlier, so as to
prevent the ravages of the weevil.
The work will be conducted on ex
perminent farms, which will be se
lected with due respect to climatic, soil
and other conditions.
The foregoing work will be looked
after by the bureau of plant industry.
The division of entomology will con
tinue Its evestigation on experiment
ing of cotton will be located in Texas
and the investigations conducted will
have for their object the determination
of numerous questions relative to boll
weevil which have not yet been defi
nitely settled. The question of the ef
fect of fertilizers on the early matur
ing of cotton will be considered. It is
planned that these farms shall em
brace about one hundred acres each.
Investigation of parasites in the orig
inal home of the weevil will be made,
the object being to Introduce thes"
parasites into Texas with the securing
of the destruction through them of thc
Inspection of cotton products, their
fumigation and general expenses at
tending the certification required by
State laws will be another line of work
conducted by the entomologist.
Investigation into the life history
and habits of the weevil and for the
general testing of persons and ma
chines. Thia work will be carried on
necessarily in the boH weevil infected
Investigations of other diseases than
the cotton boll weevil, including the
destructive cotton boll worm, which is
one of the most serious pests in a num
ber of the Southern cotton graving
The organization of the work on the
co-operative demonstration farms has
begun under the charge of Dr. S. A.
Knapp, who is now in Texas.?
Massacre of British.
London Cable.-The foreign office
has received news of the massacres
of a British expedition under the aus
pices of the East Africa syndicate, by
the Tarkhana tribesmen in the neigh
borhood of Rudolph Lake, East Africa.
Several white mon were murdered,
but no details of the occurence have
Valuable Texis Dr',
Austin, Texas, Special.-What
is claimed to be the rich
est radium bearing earth in
the world has been discovered in
the Llano gold and coal fields, 115
miles north of this city. Rumors of
the discovery of earth bearing a large
percent, of radium in the Llano dis
trict have been persistent for some
time, and these rumors were verified
by the return of a party of seien' ists
who had visited the mines to investi
gate the reports. These gentlemen
stated that the earth will produce a
larger percentage of radium than that
of any other known deposit.
Cleveland Special-Judge Wing, of
the United States Circuit Court, upon
application of the Cleveland Electric
Railway Company, has issued a tem
porary injunction, restraining the city
officials from enforcing an ordinance
recently adopted by the city council
providing for 3-cent car fares within
a certain zone. The ordinance fixed
tomorrow as the time of the inaugur
ation of the new fare schedule. The
injunction is to hold until February
Jacksonville Special.-S. A. Petty
and M. Petty, charged with holding up
and dynamiting the Seaboard Air Line
passenger train at Sanderson on Jan.
17, have been captured. When ar
rested the men had dynamite in their
possession. They have been identi
fied by the engineer and baggage mas
ter. The United States authorities
will charge them with firing into a
mall 'coach, and jeopardizing the life
of the mail agent.
LOST IN A WRECK
Fearful Experience of a Crew That
TWO SAVED OF A CREW OF TEN
Mistook Shore .Light For Headlight
of a Steamer, and Went on to Cer*
I New York, Special.-Eight lives
were lost in the wreck Saturday off
Quogue, Long Island, of the four-mast
ed schooner Augustus Hunt, coal-laden,
from Boston for Norfolk. Of the crew
of ten only two men were saved, Sec
ond Mate George Ebert, of Cleveland,
Ohio, and a Swede who was uncon
scious when washed on the beach and
whose name could not be ascertained.
The vessel was in commend of First
Mate Conary. who took charge of her
in place of Capt. Robert Blair, when
she left Boston. Soon after midnight,
during a dense fog, the schooner
stranded a few hundred fee,1, from the
beach and about a mile west of Quogue
A life-saving patrolman heard the
cries for help of those on board and
summoned the crew. For hours the
live-savers were able to hear the cries
of the men on the vessel, which was
near at hand but buried in the fog.
They were absolutely unable to help
the men. Time and again they launch
ed their boirt, only to have it hurled
back to the shore by the heavy surf.
The life-savers also had recourse to
life lines, but the shots carrying the
lines either fell wide or short of the
Soon after daylight masses of wreck
age began to come ashore, indicating
that the vessel was rapidly breaking
np. About noon a spar .with a man
clinging to It was seen tossing in the
outer line of breakers. After a line had
been shot across it and made fast by
the man, he was pulled ashore and
proved to be Second Mate Ebert. A
few minutes later another sailor was
seen on a mass Of wreckage, and half
a dozen life-savers, forming a human
chain, dashed into the surf and drew
him ashore. He was unconscious and
continued in that condition at a late
The cries of those remaining on the
wreck continued to grow fainter and
fainter during the afternoon, and final
be unrecognizable. It is believed that
only the bow of the vessel remains on
the bar, and from this the exhausted
seamen dropped one by one until all
were owept away.
Mate Ebert, after being taken to the
life-saving station, said that the vessel
stranded in the fog after having mis
taken thc Shinnecock light for the
headlight of a steamer. The officers
believed they were at least twenty-five
miles off shore and in no danger, when
the vessel suddenly struck and began
to pond to pieces in the heavy sea that
was running on the bar.
Great waves swept over the vessel,
the masts snapped off like pipe-stems,
and, with the rigging, were carried
away by the tremendous seas. As the
hull began to go to pieces the members
of the crew were driven toward the
bow, where they hung as best they
could. Ebert was clinging to some
wreckage of the deck when the whole
mass went overboard, carrying him
Elbert was unable to give the names
of any of the crew, most of whom
Bhipped at Norfolk.
Convicted of Murder.
Sedalia, Mo., Special. Frank G. Dea
on, who killed Emil Meyer in this city
two months ago for the betrayal and
desertion of Deaton's daughter, Daisy,
was convicted of murder today, the
verdict fixing his punishment at 28
years in the penitentiary. Evidence
showed that Meyer was shot in the
back, and on this ground the verdict
Danville. Va., Special.-Brantley
Carter, the Lynchburg commercial
man who was shot at Chatham on
Monday by Geo. Ball, a Danville drum
mer, died in Chatham Thursday.
Ball, who did the shooting, is in jail
at Chatham, awaiting a preliminary
trial, which will probably be given
him tomorrow or Saturday. His
brother. Thomas Ball, has been com
mitted to jail as an accessory before
the fact, the charge against him hav
ing been certified to the grand jury.
This is the third murder in Plttsyl
vania county in the past month, and
much excitement prevails in the coun
A Man Robbed.
Roanoke Special.-In the Hustings
Court Fannie Hodges was sent to the
State penitentiary for 15 months and
Mary Foutz was given four months in
jail ns accessory, both pleading guilty
to the charge of robbing Hiram Jones,
of Craig County, of money and certifi
cates of deposit amountig to $6,840
while he was here a month ago. It
is said that $300 in cash was taken.
The certificates, aggregating $6,000,
and some valuable bonds, were burned.
Crown Prince Missing.
Washington Special.-The Corean
minister authorized the statement that
there had been no attempt to conceal
the whereabouts of the Crown Prince
Eui Wha. He said that the young
man ls at present, and has been for
some time, at Roanoke College- Salem,
Va., and that recently he had made
several visits to this city, alwavs stop
ping at the legation. Regarding af
fairs In Corea, the minister said that
his latest advices from Seoul were to
the effect that everything was quiet.
What the Two Mouses of Congress
Pure Food Bli!.
The House spent the day consider
ing the Hepburn pure food bill. It
was not completed when the House
was ready to adjourn, and, on motion
of Mr. Hepburn, a recess was taken
until 11:55 tomorrow, This will re
tain the bill before the House without
interruption for consideration' tomor
row. Just before the recess an amend
ment coming from the Democratic
side was adopted inserting the word
"wilfully," relative to the sale of
prohibited adulterated goods by re
tailers, which would make it incum
bent upon the government to prove
knowledge on the part of retailers
that the sale of such goods Was con
trary to law. The principal speeches
of the day were made by Messrs. Hep
burn and Mann in favor of the bill
and Adamson, Bartlett and Clark in
opposition. Mr. Adamson elaborated
the views he expressed in a minority
report. He s??d such legislation was
unnecessary, as local communities
had ample power to correct evils, Mr.
Clark believed the present bill should
be modified, especially the sections
pertaining to the acquisition of sam
samples, which, he said, required a
man to furnish evidence against him
self, which was unconstitutional.
Mr. Patterson completed his speech
on the Panama canal question and Mr.
Platt, of Connecticut, began on the
same subject. Mn Patterson declared
that the President was largely respon
sible for the revolt in Panama and an
nounced his decided preference for the
Nicaraguan route. Mr. Platt took this
pronouncement for Nicaragua as the
text for his remarks, saying that this
preference for the more northern route
explained away the mystery of the
otherwise unexplainable opposition on
the Panama treaty.
Referring to tho President's declara
tion that what had been done in Pan
ama had been d?n? as the mandate of
civilization. Mr. Patterson quoted with
approval a statement by MT. Spooner
to the effect that that was a new
phrase, adding: :"It was a new phrase,
and the man who penned it must have
been in a state of mental exaltation at
the time, as others have been on other
occasions. Mahomet, Joe Smith and
Dowie have moved in such exalted
spheres that they imagined themselves
as the very vice regents of the Al
mighty, and it may be that the Presi
dent moves In the same sphere."
Mr. Patterson charged that the effort
to displace the Nicaraguan canal with
the Panama canal was in the interest
of those who wanted no canal at all and
who, If they were to have any canal,
wanted the one which would give the
least competition to the trans-conti
nental railroads. Ho believed the Nic
aragua canal could be completed in fif
teen years' less time than the Panama
canal. He would, therefore, vote
against the ratification of the treaty.
Hr. Plutt's Views .
Mr. Platt, of Connecticut, concluded
?As..Sflg*?]?..AP J?an.?jna.Tji]irj5da.v. Cfm?
session, after the expiration of the -
morning hour. He defended the c-iHise
of the President throughout the Pan
ama revolt and eulogized the executive
personally as brave and fearless. Du
ring the morning hour Mr. Morgan
spoke in explanation of his bill for the
annexation of Panama to the United
States baaing his argument on the
ground that the pending canal treaty
practically contemplated that result
and said, in effect, that If it was to
be done at all it should be done by
legislation and not by treaty.
Mr. Morgan spoke of the difficulties
which the country has encountered in
Panama, saying that they are not of
the country's seeking, but were due
to the precipitancy of the President of
the United States. It was, however,
impossible to undo what had been
done, and he contended that further
proceedings should be in accordance
with legislation. In order to get rid of
the consequences of our acts we must
make, he said, some equitable arrange
ment with Panama, for it was not to be
supposed that Colombia meant to sub
mit calmly. If. he argued, we are to
build a canal in Panama, we must have
the good will of Colombia, for without
it the obstacles of disease and outlawry
will be Infinitely increased.
MT. Morgan predicted that the Presi
dent would not be able to secure future
"Indeed," he said, "I don't believe
that he wants appropriations. It is
better for campaign purposes that leg
islation on the canal question should
consist of purposes only."
He said that he had inserted in his
bill the provision for the payment of
?15.OCO.00O for the practifieation of Co
lombia because he had heard that the
President had entered into an agree
ment for the payment of that sum for
Mr. Platt defended the President
against thc charge of committing zn
act of war or even an act of interven
tion, denying that his acts in connec
tion with the Panama revolt amounted
to either. The charges that the Pres
ident knew of the revolution and had
connived at it, Mr. Platt characterized
as disgraceful and untrue. He said the
President had the right to protect tran
sit across the isthmus even against
Mr. Platt referred to the retirement
ol' the Colombian forces and was inter
rupted by Mr. Tillman, who asked If
the attitude of the Colombian forces
was not in thc nature of a dicker or
badger to increase the price of going."
Mr. Platt replied that Mr. Hubbard
and his 424 men had nothing to do with
the Colombian troops.
"I want a canal at Panama," said
Mr. Tillman, "if we don't have to steal
The cab habit has led a woman cash
ier to embezzle thirty-seven thousand
dollars. She acquired a craze for cabs
and carriages. She went lo her work
in the morning in a cab. At noon she
had a cab to take her to luncheon.
She had another to bring her back to
the office after the noon hour. In the
evening there was another cab to take
her home, and at night she went to
parties, always riding in a carriage.
This habit finally placed her where
there will be no need of cabs or car
riages for a long, long time to come,
behind those bars which will grimly
remind her of the ruthless law. This
episode, but one of many, reminds us,
says Collier's, that the taste for luxury
and display, the general laxity which
has marked our temper, leading from
private life into business, and thence
into politics, has apparently reached
Ks climax, and is about to ebb. There
are signs that simple living will be
come the fashion, and once this be
gins among the prosperous the mode
will extend to those below. ,
A CYCLONE'S FURY
Wipes An Alabama Town From Off
the Face of the Earth
THIRTY-SEVEN KILLED OUTRIGHT
One Hundred Crippled and Very Much
Property Swept Away By the Fury
of the Wind.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Special.-The most
disastrous cyclone that ever swept over
this section visited Moundville, Ala.,
a town of 300 inhabitants fifteen miles
south of Tuscaloosa, Friday morning
ai 1 o'clock, and as a result thrity
seven persons were killed and more
than one hundred injured, and every
business house, with the exception of
a small drug store, completely de
The cyclone struck the city from tb?
southwest, dealing death and destruc
tion as it made its path, a quarter of
a mile wide, through the town. The
following is a list of the wLite persons
who were killed:
E. P. Seymour, of Nashville, Tenn.,
who accepted the position as operator
at the railroad station last evening;
A. H. Warren, of Birmingham, em
ployed by the Alabama Grocery Com
pany; J. H. Redmond, superintendent
pumping station, from Nashville; Rob
ert Powers, of Tuscaloosa; Miss Nettie
The negro dead are: W. N. Miles,
wife and six children; Albert Helston,
wife and three children; Ike Holsten,
wife and three children; nine other ne
groes, yet unidentified.
The following is a partial list of the
seriously injujred: Mrs. W. A. Grubba,
of Kentucky, dislocated hip; R. L.
Griffin, Lee Griffin, A. B. Griffin, Mrs.
Farley, Mr. Gailey, Mrs. Galley, Mrs.
F. T. Gailey, Mr. Farley, A. B. Taylor.
The names of the injujred negroes
have not yet been procured.
Surgeons were rushed to Moundville
from Greensboro and Tuscaloosa, and
all possible was done to alleviate the
sufferings of the injured.
By the force of the storm persons
were blown hundreds of feet from their
beds in the blackness of night.
Through terror, a father, mother and
three children fled from their home to
seek refuge and in their excitement
left a 5-year-old boy in bed. This morn
ing he was pulled from beneath some
timber, and thus far It is Impossible
to find any other member of the fam
^S. ?arpejts and wearing appar
through>what was a forest, birt which
is now as clear as if it Lad been cut
by the woodman's axe.
Freight cars were torn to splinters,
the trucks from them being hurled
hundreds of feet from the track.
The depot, the hotel, warehouses,
gins, thirty homes, the store-houses
occupied by R. L. Griffin, A. W. Wig
gins and Son. W. J. Domenlck, A. D.
Griffin and W. P. Phifer, together with
their stocks, were completely destroy
ed. Where they stood, it Ii impossible
to find even the pillars upon which
these structures rested.
Bales of cotton, which were stored
In warehouses, were torn to atoms, the
fragments of lint together with the
debris, lodging In trees, making it ap
pear as if that section had been visited
by a snowstorm. Heavy iron safes were
carried by the storm, the doors of
which were torn from their hinges. .
A young clerk employed by W. R*
Phifer, hearing the terrible roaring of
the approaching cyclone, let himself
down into a well in the center of the
store. He had no sooner found his
place of safety than the store was com
pletely demolished. This morning he
was drawn out uninjured.
Danger at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Special.-Lulled Into a
sense of security in the early evening
by the rapidity with which the Alle
gheny river was carrying ice and water
from the upper stream into the Ohio,
Pittsburg went to sleep with the belief
that the warnings of danger from the
rivers had been exaggerated, but at
this hour a new danger has arisen. The
Monongahela river has broken loose.
Huge masses of ice, less broken than
that which came rushing down the
sister stream all day are choking the
harbor. Both rivers are steadily rising.
The Allegheny is already three feet
higher than her consort stream, and as
a consequence a dangerous ice gorge is
now forming between the Wabash and
Smithfield street bridges, just about tho
confluence of the two rivers.
Ice Gorge Gives Way.
Otacinnati, Ohio, Special. - The
large ice gorge in the Ohio river be
tween Ludlow, Ky., and the western
part of the State gave way. As it
was below the Cincinnati harbor no
damage was done here., but lower
points have been warned. Grt^i-a'p
prehension is felt in the harbor here
on account of gorges up the river that
are expected to break soon, as it is
raining today throughout the Ohio val
Quick Acticn on Caricl.
Mobile. Ala., Special.-President D.
E. Hudger. of the Mobile cotton ex
change, by instruction of the directors
has addressed a letter to Senators
Morgan and Pettus, advocatingstrong
ly quick action on the Panama treaty.
lt sets forth the advantages to the
Gulf ports from the construcion of the
canal, and declaring that the republic
is established, and that further oppo
sition of the treaty can be of no bene- S
fit to this country.
By Direct Vote.
Indianapolis Special.-The United
Mine Workers of America adopted a
resolution urging the election of Unit
ed States Senators by direct vote.
The convention began the considera
tion of a number of rules providing
for all mining contracts In the coun
try to close on one date, and make one
joint agreement district. There is a
division of sentiment among the dele
gates. The matter was referred to
the pationa] executive board.