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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAR' H 23 1904.
Russians Take One Thousand Eight
KO DETAILS GIVEN OF ENGAGEMENT
It flay Have Been an Affair of Advance
Guards-News of the Battle Corney
' From Purely Russian Sources.
Che Foo, March 19.-A private dis
patch received here from Mukden
states that a battle has taken place Oh
the Yahl; in which the" Rua?ians claim
to have captured eighteen hundred
Japan to.Lovy War Taxis.
Tokio, Special.-The government has
not fully disclosed thc proposal con
cerning tee war taxes to bc submitted
to the special diet, but it now appears'
.as though it will not propese any
.change in the tariff in sugar, but will
instead recommend a domestic tax on '
the basis previously stated, lt now
seems prob?ble that thc only change
effected in the customs tariff will be j
an increased duty on kerosene and ;
spirits. No discrimination will be made 1
against Russian kerosene, because that i
trade is chiefly in the hands of thc j
British merchants. It is anticipated ?
that there will be a serious contention i
in the diet over thc taxes ca sugar anil
silk and dealers in the former com
modity are strongly agitating for a re
duction in thc vate. Parly committees
are meeting daily discussing the tax !
proposals and the belief is expressed i
that the government will bc forced to
modify several features of their plans.
If the tobacco monopoly is enacted it
is estimated that il will be ten years
before it is finally completed, although
thc government counts upon earnings
from it in 1904 amounting to twenty- I
four million yen, gradually ncreasing
until 1914, when it is estimated they
will amount to forty million yen.
It is estimated trlat it will cost the j
government eight million, yen to pur- '
chase the plants and stock required to 1
consummate the combine and fully i
cine million yen to compensate the j
"UNCLE SAM" TO THE RESCUE
'^Washington,Special - Russia will be
asked by the United States to treat
kindly the Japanese n^n-combatauts
who have been left in Siberia and to
enr Je them to make their" way back !
today and informed the officials that j
?he had received reports that between i
?40 and 50 Japanese non-combatants j
woe in suffering condition in several j
Siberian towns. The minister requested |
the Washington government to use its j
good offices to assist thc suffering j
Japanese to reach Berlin where the j
Japanese minister will take them in !
The state department acted promptly
and a cablegram has been sent to Mr.
McCormick the American ambassador
at St. Petersburg inviting him to call
the attention of the imperial govern- j
ment to the matter in the. confident J
tope that the Russian officials * will j
take immediate steps, for the relief of j
thc Japanese. ' '
In narblefali to Dwill.
Savannah, Ga., Special.-The city
council has let a contract for the con
struction of a new quarter of a million
dollar marble city hall to the Savan
nah Contracting Company. The build
ing is to be completed in 12 months.
Atlanta, New York, Augusta and St.
Louis contractors were among the bid
Sister Urged Brother to Kill
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-Death by
hanging is the sentence passed upon
Tom Cox for the murder of Policeman
Ben Dowell, on the night of December
6 last, Cox is the first white man that
has been sentenced to death in this
county for nearly thirty years, and the
case is one of the most remarkable in
the criminal annals of the State.
Dowell arrested the sister of Cox on
the afternoon of the killing for inter
fering with an officer, and the woman
was charged with inciting her brother
Murderers of Negro Hanged.
Cleveland, Miss., Special.-A mob
of masked men stormed the jail here
Friday night and secured possession
of Fayette Sawyer and Burke Harris,
two negroes, charged with the m tir
eder of Sid Killum, a negro porter on
a passenger train, near Hushpuckna,
during Christmas week.
The prisoners were taken to the
scene of the killing and hanged from
the railroad bridge, where their life
less bodies were found dangling on
Sunday Selling Law.
: Richmond, Va., Special.-Governor
Montague on Saturday affixed his sig
nature to the bill passed by the re
cent'legislature abolishing the penal
ty of imprisonment for the sale of
liquor on Sunday. The Governor
takes the ground that the measure is
stronger than the old law, under
which it was necessary to prove that
liquor was actually sold in oraler to
6eeu~c a conviction. Under the new
law If a bar room is merely opened
on ihe Sabbath the punishment ia
?r-v: and the revocation o? license,
? YALU RIV
Jap Tobacco Monopoly*
St. Petersburg, Special-.-The repre
sentations of United Klales minister to
Japan. Mr? ?ri?e?m, concerning Ania 1
can interests by the creation of a
.Japanese tobacco monopoly, will, The
Novoe Vremya says, sharpen Ameri
can-Japanese relations. It considers thc
tobacco monopoly absolutely necessary
ior Japan in the prcsfcnt condition of
her financ?e?, but says the compensa
tion claimed hy the Americans would
more than eat up tho ihcor rom thc
monopoly in the first year" i creat
i?g for Japan a situatio" ::e "full
meaning of which it is probable is
quite appreciated ol; Washington.''
Newspaper Men Turned Down.
To'.?io. Special.-The British minis
ter refuses to endorse the application
pf Hales, the correspondent of The
Dsjly News, to accompany thc Japa
nese ai my, giving as bis reason that
the reports Hales sent from thc Trans
vaal during thc Roer war Vverc fciandSr
oi!K of the British army. Ti'?c .i?pnnesc
RcvernnVent. requires thai al. Corres?
pendents should have the endorsement
o" toe resident minister of thc coun
tries they represent.
Hales will therefore be excluded
from ail connection with the army
Paliada Badly Bstnaged.
St, Pbt'ersbiirg. Special.-The corres
pondent of the Associated,Press learns
that during the last bombardment bi
Port Arthur two Japanese shells fell in
the works of the dry dock but failed lo
?xplod? and did not damage t.hv dock.
The hole in the Russian protected
cruiser Pallada, the repairs on which
w..i soon bc completed, was 17 feet in
diameter. . .
Datto Put tb Flight.
Manila Special-News of an im
portant military engagement has just
been received from Cat?balo., On
March 7 detachments of the 17tli and
23d infantry, troop B of the 14th cav
alry and Gateley's battery. >n all 460
strong, under command of Gen. Wood,
attacked and captured the cotta
(fort) which was held by the Datto I
Ali.' who resists thc anti-slavery law. j
His defensive works were destroyed, j
and their abandonment forced by tho ]
accurate fire of tho batter;.. 2.000 j
MorOs made their retreat with a loss-i
of 100. The Americans sustained no j
Severe Penalties for Pillaging.
The army organ publishes an order
of the day issued by V?c?jpxJ$Jgg?&}^
Slal^r's?Ta^Fs^nj?'nug private prop
crty or officers permitting the same.
WORLD'S COTTON CROP
Estimated St 17,179,765; Valued at j
the-Department of Agricululre at 17,-,
179.785 bale*, valued at $7r-0,0S2;451. !
This is based on the latest data avail-,
aid?, the figures in most instances rep- (
resenting the cotton appealing in com- j
merdai channels. With the exception ?
of 2.?S7.S13 bales cf the East India J
crop, which averages 400 pounds per
bale, the bales are of an average
weight Of 500 pounds. The total in
cludes estimates of the Chinese and
White Cappers Convicted.
Helena. Ark., Special. - F?deral ?
Judge Jacob Trieber on Saturday ?
passed a penitentiary sentence upon
three white cappers who were con- :
yicted in the Federal Court of a con-!
spiracy to intimidate negro workmen
at a saw mill. Appeal to the Su- '
prome Court of the United States was
taken, the purpose being to tost the
constitutionality of the 14th amend-,
ment to the constitution.
Washington, Special.-The cases in-1
volving the suffrage provisions cf the '
new constitution of the State of Vir- '
ginia were reached in the call of thc!
United States Supreme Court Satur- J
day an hour before the regular time of
adjournment, but owing to the fact j
that thc court will not meet again tc !
hear argument until April 4th. the j
hearing in those cases was postponed
until that date.
Earthquake in New England.
Boston. Special.-An earthquake
Sunday morning caused a tremor
throughout the entire eastern section
of New England. Beginning at St.
John, N. B.. the seismic vibrations
traversed the State of Maine, causing
some slight damage to buildings in
Augusta, Bangor and Portland. The
shock was felt plainly as far south as
Taunton, in this State. Itepcrts from
Manchester, N. H.. and Springfield,
Mass., state that thc vibrations were
felt distinctly in those two cities.
At Augusta. Me., lamp chimneys
were broken and crockery was smash
ed. The vibrations lasted several sec
Living Bridge to Savs Women.
Nev/ York Special.-During a fire
which broke out in thc furniture stoic
house of R. J. Horner & Co., ou Sat
urday, one man was badly burned
and another was seriously injured by
jumping from a.win^aw.
Andie Helwig was working alone
in the rear of the fourth floor of thc
building, near the stairways, and thc
employes carried her. to a window,
and, by forming a living bridge, help
ed her to a nearby building.
Carried Down By Sully.
Wilmington. N. C., Special.-As
the result of the failure of Sully, the
cotton bull, thc offices of Labaree &
Co., New York brokers, at Rocky
Mount, Durham and Newbern, this
State, were closed on Saturday. Tho
correspondents in charge at the three
places named could not. collect tbe
margins which speculators lost on the
slump of the market. The margins I
had "not been deposited beforehand,
and the longs refused to malte good ?
after the break. The ^ompeny then 1
fcoWefl tp dose the offices.
I M ' . /.
SEPULCHER OF WADE HAMPTON
[ Hhndsome,Stately Mausoleum Marie**
j, Ov?r th'** sYp?il'cher o? Wade Hamp
j ion, soldier, patriot and statesman,
?.was placed on Saturday at Columbia,
Jg, marble tomb, massive and beautiful
in its simplicity. The base is of grain
sd white marble supporting another
'ledge of pure CarrarrA marbi?. Al
the four corners bf this second ledge
ara short Columns supporting ? Fecum
bent slab-, also of ?tali?? marble- Tbs
to the memory of
1SG1-Lieut. General, C. S- A-.-*-18o5.
Wad? (lud >\nn Fitsimons Hampton.
Bom in Charleston
March 28, ISIS.
Died in Columbia
April ll, 1?K '
"Whole hearted, true hearted, faithful
"Thine, 0 Lord, ls the greatness and
the power and ?ip gl?fy und the vic
tory anil the ift&jbsty. aild in thine
hand it i? to make great alni b? give
strength.' - 1 Chronicle* Sf hhapter,
ll vers?". , ,
. yhS grave is under %thc live oak in
thc northwest- corner, pf Trinity
churchyard where so Many of the
.illustrious name sleep the long sleep.
The mausoleum was built by thc
South Carolina Marble works of this
ri ty and is creditably done. The
LQtiestrain statue to be erecteJ by thc
State within the cort', x year frill be
placed on a spot ? thc capitol
yrOunds 'overlooking the grave of
South Carolina's greatest son.
T?\o Aged fin Dead.
Greenville, Special.-Mr'. J. Barney
Hawkins, of Paris .Mountain township,
died at hU\ SdinS ?Vi thc 17th-inst., af- ,
ter only a week's illness, aged 75 i
years. Kc was a respectable and
popular citizen, enjoying the confi
dence of his neighbors and the good j
will of all who knew him. leading the '
holiest lifo cf a farmer and respected
for his close adherence to an honor
Mr. Henry Williams, the oldest citi
zen of Pickens county, passed away
a few weeks ago a this home in the
Peter's Creek neighborhood, where bc
was living alon? upon his farm: Mr.
W?l?i?nis Md mahy friends and rela
tives in the county and he was known
and venerated throughout all this re
gion. He was 97 years of age. a hale
and hearty specimen cf manhood until
finite recently, and thoroughly inde
pendent under all circumstances. His
home was somewhat isolated and his
children could never persuade him to
0:1 Al i ll for Starr.
Anderson, Special.-The .indications
are that a cottonseed oil mill ^-^^
that sbtfrl^r^in^rl?ir^e?^i't niay*' be
made tbward securing more equitable
brices for seed, as weil as to gain the
advantages cf short hauls fer .seed and
meal and hulls that a mill right iii the
community will give. Mr. Levi N. Geer,
a shrewd and capable business man
Who was elected president .bf the new
? 0*iip*iH*atwffr ? . ? ,i f****ftWWBMJfcyPh^?>**^P5wBB^
i^Wy^PP^TSedhcre. is the pros-:
: bective president. Thc mill will follow
very closely the plan and organization
bf thc new Peoples' Oil and Fertilizer
Will Develop Water Power.
Laurens, Special.-The Boyd's mill
property, located on Reedy river ll
miles west, of Laurens, has been ac
quired by Messrs. N. B. Dial. J. 0. C.
Fleming and Joseph H. Sullivan, ot
this city, lt ls tho purpose of these
gentlemen to convert the old mill into
a modern flouring and grist mill, prob
ably at an early day. and to make other
improvements on the property from
..imo to time with the view of eventual
ly developing the shoals, a splendid wa
terfall, for larger things. This prop
erty is in a fine section cf the country
and its development in conjunction
with that ?o well projected at Wares
Shoals, on Saluda river, only a few
miles distant, would mean additional
jnogress and prosperity in western
Will Eu'ld Largr.
Burlington. Special.- Asurver has
been made and a site purchase:! for
a hosiery mill. Burlington has already
two hosiery mills doing a fine busi
ness, but one of these mill has ont
grown its present Quarters and will nc
rebuilt on an extensive scale.
St. Petersburg. Special.-Russian
troops continue to pour into North
Korea. They arc in excellent condition.
Seven Thousand Damages.
Winston-Salem. N. .C., Special.
The twenty thousand dollar damage
suit, instituted by Rufus Jones against
the American Warehouse Company,
of Spray, for injuries received by
plaintiff while In thc employ of the
defendant's mill, was concluding Sat
urday ' afternoon by thc jury award
ing Jones $7,000. lt required four
days lo try the case. Tho defendant
will appeal to thc Supreme Court.
New Hotel Project
Anderson, Special.-There is a strong
probability that Anderson will have
another modern hotel in the near fu
York County Election.
Yorkvillc, Special.-At a primary
election held in York county Saturday
.for probate judge 1,350 votes were cast
a's follows: Brooks Inman, 219; Frank
p. McCain. 257: L. W. Williams, S74.
Mr. Williams is elected cn first prim
ary and will make a good probate
Dispensary was closed and the most
quid, election we have ever had was
The new anil-treating law being in
effect, no liquor was in evidence.
Col. Jesse A. Glenn Dead.
Dalton, Ga., Special.-Colonel Jesse
A. Glenn died suddenly at his resi
dence in this city at six o'clock Sat
urday afternoon. The immediate
cause of his death was heart failure.
At thc beginning of tho war Col.
Glenn organized tho first Con f?deral'.
regiment in Georgia, and served, al.
through the war as colonel of ttir
ile was considered ono of ihe
brainiest lawyers of Georgia, ami wu?
proratawt tn political ?ffnirs.
Scenes of Unprecedented Frenzy Fol
low Hie Announcement
PANDEMONIUM IN THE COTTON PIT
Within a Few Minut?s the ?tapM?
Feil $i? a Bal;-The Bears Frantic
With Joy-Coats Torn in the flail
Rush to Unload.
New York Special.-Daniel J. Sully,
the cotton operator, who has for the
past fifteen months been the biggest
figure in the cotton w~rkets' of thc
world, and who hai ulled" cotton
from 7 cents a poum, to over 17, an
nounced his inability to rUakd good
his engagements on the New York
Cotton exchange Friday. With a few"
tMm?ilts cbtloii feil nearly $?? ft tiai?
from tho highest figures of the day.
Bc?fi?s stich as followed the aii:
h?iifici^ rt has b?eri
ule privilege ot few brokers to wit
ness before. Traders In the street
have witnessed stock ? panics in pre
vious years; corners have been bro
ken, and many crashes bave been re
corded, but none has ben accompan
ied by Mich frenzy and confusion.
While there has been no premoni
tion of tho impending crash, no morn'
pt Hie season liad witnessed, a
more demoralized market. Iii.- less
Than ten minutes after the opening
half a cent had been taken off the
price of cotton. Prices went up and
down. 10. 20 and 30 points, within
two and three minutes. May.opened
at 15,22, lind wont down to ?4.75 ifl
it-ss than fifteen minutes, while July,
opening at 15.22, went down to 14.86
Toward thc end of the first half hour
carly sellers started iq cover, and
there was nothing in the news to ac:
boimi wv the excitement ti s?emeci
merely a renewal of tho operations
and thc catching of further stop or
Shrotly after thc noon sesi?n, how
ever, there was alull in the pit, and
at about five minutes before two
o'clock, thc anntioncement. of the sus
pension, wast made by .Superintendent
King, frh'b' read froni tho rostrum tlii?
"We regret that we are unable to
meet our engagements, and therefore
will have to suspend.
"DANIEL J. SULLY & CO."
For a few seconds there was an
ominous quiet over the floor, as
though the news had stunned all with
in hearing of its announcement. Then
with cue impulse a mighty shout
vrent up from the bears, they who had
been fighting Sully and the bull nique
for months. Hats wore thrown- into
the air to fall wi'ere they would, a
effort to unload their holdings* and
chairs and camp-stools were dashed
into the pit to emphasize some effort
to sell. Messengers were rushing In
and out of the building with orders
to buy or sell; telephone booths were
besieged and telegraph offices were
flooded with dispatches.
Outside the cotton exchange . ap:
E^BftB^PBia??? i litili. i n '???JJ.' j r?'i'<T?wir^^H
pandemonium within until the mes
sengers began to rush between the
exchange and Che brokers' offices.
Soon the news reached the stock,
produce and coffee exchanges, and
traders on these markets hastened to
the scone of the panic. Crowds as
sailed the entrance to the visitors gal
lery, but a double guard was placed
yt thc doors and admittance was re
fused to all but those accompanied
It was estimated that something
like three quarters of a million bales
of cotton were traded in the 20 min
utes of the panic that followed the
announcement, and that of this up
wards of half a million bales repre
sented enforced liquidation, or thc
selling out of men whose margins
have been nearly if not quite wiped
As the market slumped 250 points
during this period, the loss falling on
this element amounted lo something
over a million dollars.
For a Relief Fund.
Gainesville, Ga.. Special.-P. N. Par
ker, chairman of the relief committee
of Gainesville, has made an itemized
report to the public, showing the re
ceipts and disbursements of the relief
fund donated to thc storm sufferers
of June 1. 1903. This report shows that
ti?e total amount received and disburs
er? was $55.924.GS: Thc report &?30
shows that thc total number killed, in
cluding those who died from the ef
fects of the storm, was 112. and th-'it
the total number wounded were 355.
John Flood Dead.
New York. Special.-John Floo?.
who fought lohn L. Sullivan nine
rounds on a bargo anchored in the
East, river near Hell Gate in 18S0.
died suddenly here Wednesday. Heart
disease is believed to have been re
sponsible. Flood was 55 years old
and apparently in perfect health. He
was employed as a detective by
firm of horse dealers and was well
known to horsemen throughout the
Protection for Seals.
Washington. Special.-The Senate
passed without discussion the joint
resolution authorizing the President
to negotiate with the government of
Great Britain to secure a review of
the regulations for catching fur-bear
ing seals in Alaska, so as to obtain an
abatement of tho killing of female
seals and thus preserve the sealing in
Highwaymen at Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
held up and robbed Mr. and Mrs. Ben
jamin Weltzenkorn of valuables and
money to the amount of $1.000.
A decision discimming thc appeal of
Camille Wcidenfeld from a decree in
the United States Circuit Court dis
missing the appellant's intervening
petition in the case of Peter Power
tigalnst thc Northern Pacific Railway
Company was handed down hy the
United States Circuit Court of Appeals
.at St. Paul.. Minn.
The Russian forces have crossed the
Yalu and are mostly concentrated In
th?? L.ao Tung p?ninsule, fn order io
defend Pori AnliuV? lin- ?"'f oomniaiiN
l%2 Lawmaker* Talk of Varlotli
In the House during the discussion
the postoffice appropriation bill, Mr.
?Pight, of Mississippi, discussed the ue
STO question. He said he desired to vin
.hcate the South from the charge ol
iarbansin, lil tbs South, lin said, the
?<?gro had. been denied the right to vote
ind to. hold office, but not the right tc
fork for ah honest liVMgYaP had bfcen
Jolie in the . Northern States. "We
sometimes kill them for outrageous
:nmes," he said, "but never because
hey want to work." As for lynchings,
ie said that sometimes tiley have u?
:cc?s?ai-ij*y occurred in tile South. H?
vferred to the Wilmington, Del.,
ynching last year, and to the subse
gment attack on the negro settlement,
this never occurred in the South, he
laid. "When the guilty wretch has paid
ne penalty of his awful crime, that is
jn end of it." he contlraed: "the mob
"satisfied and doe? not wreak indie
'iimlnate venbearice upon the inno
cent, because they belong to the same
ace as the criminal" He said that, un
?ke th? people cf the North, the peoole
)f the.SOuth "dOfl't gd out with a fliiA
n one hand and a gurt lil thc ?thGr,
ind. pointing the gun at defenseless
cornell ?hd childreii. shoot them as
.hey flee for their lived." He sa'd this
.ad occurred in New York city iii 1900.
md he referred to a number of lynch
ags which had occurred in the North,
ncluding those at Danville. 111., an:l
springfield, Ohio, and said "such race
prejudice fi.ids no place in Southern
Mr; Spright continued: "So far as I
tm concerned, I am Opposed to mob
'lolence as a general proposition.J.do
mt think that lynchings for any other
ijlre? than the nameless one against
vomanhood ought ever to occur. In all
>thers the courts of the country are
imple, and generally, with us, swift to
"But ih the oile i-iass Of crim-i? ?o
irutal and destructive of all that is
lear to an enlightened people, no one
rith a spark of manhood In him can
lonbt that instant death to the perpe
rator should follow upon the ascer
tainment of the guilty facts. Th* poor,
l?ffering woman who has been the vic
im of the devlish lust of a brute, white
)i black, should not be compelled to
ippear in court and repeat before a
ury thc horrible details of thc out
Mr. Spight recited that thc burning
it the stake of "such brutes" was not
:onflrmed tb the S?uiH. but had occur
ed in the North as well.
Mr. Spight spoke of the attempt of
icrtain white persons lo put the negro
;n a social equality with themselves
ind referring to the occasion when
3ooker Washington dined at the White
louse with President Roosevelt, said
"this one incident had done more to in
lauie the passions of the negro and
rjve him a perverted idea 'of his 1m
jortance and his near appearance to
?ociai equality than anything that had
seen done for the last ten yearsrHe
iaid"Booker Washington had sat dowlt
" t^?r.wlfji tho PjO?ildrjllt "ftft
^as^. had been the_. Govi
them sooner oi
Mr. Spright referred to the arrest.ir
Indianola, Miss., of white agents of i
Cincinnati picture company who wen
selling to the negroes indecent pic
lures. In his opinion the agents shoulc
have been lynched.
The granting of subsidies to rail
reeds for carrying the mails was vig
orously opposed by Mr. Robinson, o;
indiana, who characterized them as c
stain and blot upon the bill.
Mr. Sibley, of Pennsylvania, contend
Er.1 that to deny the subsidy would bi
[loing a manifest injustice to the inter
ests of the South. A heated discussior
followed, which waB participated in bj
M-essrs. Lamb, of Pennsylvania; Hoi
liclay, of Indiana, and Gaines, of Ten
nessee. Mr. Robinson had charged th<
Republicans with being responsible foi
the subsidy, which brought from Mr
Lamb an emphatic protest.
Although the Louisville & Nashvilli
Railway, one of the roads benefited bj
the subsidy, passed through his town
Mr. Gaines excitedly declared the sub
sidy to be "a legalized steal."
Mr. Finley, of South Carolina, sait
there vere rumors of the abuse of thi
franking privilege, and the commissior
should look into that matter.
.Mr. Sibley of Pennsylvania, suggest
Mi to Mr. Finley that if he personallj
knew of any such abuses lt was his
linty to call specific attention to the in
Mr. Finley declared he was not mak
ing charges against members of Con
gress, but had read thc statements ir
the public press. He said the public
mind was saturated with the charge
that there was corruption in the Post
office Department, and the only thing
to do was td investigate it. If then
was scandal to be uncovered "the ras
(.als and grafters," he said, "would bi
enmeshed in the toils of the law."
In a speech characterized by intensi
vigor. Mr. Flood, of Virginia, assertec
that the credit for the establishment o!
the rural free delivery service belonged
to thc Democrats. It had. he said, bee:
claimed by Mr. Perry S. Heath, forme
First Assitant Postmaster General. "I
am not," he said, "astonished that i
gentleman who was willing to rob ant
pluuder his government and permil
other people, to rob and plunder th<
government he had sworn to protect
should rob a political opponent of thi
credit to which he was entitled."
In tha Senate.
By the action of thc Senate in execu
tive session Friday Gen. Leonard wooc
became a major general, taking thi
tunk from August 8. 1003. the daj
President Roosevelt made the promo
lion. The contest against his confir
mation bas been a notable one, begin
nin? soon after Congress convened ir
special session and continuing unti
today, when, by a vote of 45 to IG. thi
nomination was confirmed. The lati
Senator Hanna was recognized as thc
leader of tho forces opposed to Gen
Wood, and had it not been for hi?
death before the disposition of thi
?ase it is conceded that the vote woulc
have been much closer. It has not beer
believed at any time since the contes
opened, however, that the fight agains
confirmation would have been success
ful. Only two Republicans remained ir
the minority. They were Senator Scott
b. member of the military affairs com
mittee, who opposed the nominatioi
vhile it was nendlng in the committee
and Senator Klttredge. Five Demo
eratic Senators voted with the major
Hy in favor of confirmation. They wen
Senators Cockrcll and Pcttus. who a:
members of the military affairs com
mittee heard all the testimony offere?
against Gen. Wood, and Senator Pat
t??Eon. Clarke, ot Arkansas, and Du
bills. The negativ? vote f'ii rh* POfmr
mAt-icm wRH fi* follow:
ll IN BRIEF
In the opinion of Mr. J. W. Bauer,
the section director, the frosts of last
week did ho damage whatever to the
coming peach crops here or anywhere
else in the State, with the possible ex
ception o? Edgefieid countjr, where' ice
formation of the ilth possibly de
stroyed some of the earlier varieties
which biodrii early.- The March cold
periods have not been sev?r? enough td
injure the most delicate vegetables.
The danger of freezes is not yet over,
however, though there is no ground for
and great alarm for the future in this
section-so far as temperature is con
cerned. The freeze which occurred
late in March, 1894, and which practi
cally wiped out the orange and pine
apple business in Florida, was an ex
traordinary occurrence which may not
be expected to come again in a quarter
of a century or lodger, If it ever comes
?gain. The general outlook for a full
crop of ai? kinds of fruit iii this sec
lion is favorable so tit: What thc in
sects will do for these crops later; fK?w-'
ever, is a matter that cannot be fore
"Trisects," said Mr. Bauer, "are the
greatest of the farmer's enemies
worms, grubs and scale Insects of va
rious kinds. This condition i??y be
said to be due to the steadily increas
ing prevalence of the smad boy with
the gun. These boys who are - it
shooting robins ought to be spanked,
every one o? th??f?; Every robin they
kill is worth from $5 to $10 fri ice num
ber of insects it would destroy if al
lowed to live. I mention the robin
particularly because be is about all
others an insectivorous 'drd, though
of course all birds are m'?r? OT less so,
Birds are, therefore, the farmer's b?tfi
friends, and unless more effective
means are adopted by the Legislature
to protect them and encourage their
propogatiou' the insects wil become in
creasingly v'lctorlonB in their v/ar on
the growing crops.
"If the birds had been let'?lono In
the last decade there would be enough
of them here now to hold the army' of
insects in check. Nature is amply able
to take care of herself. She has pro
vided birds ? to hold these insects in
check. To see people interfere with
the scheme of nature with their eyes
ide open and then to mourn over the
This" is the new
railroads to trans
only the purchaser of mileage
hooks but members of bis family. The
bill was introduced by Dr. S.- T, D.
Lancaster, of Spartanburg. and passed
without a fight of consequence. The
act. wblcli was approved by the Gov
ernor February 25tb. is quite specific
and will be agreeable to the traveling
public who use mileage books'.
"Be it enacted by the General As
sembly of the State of South Carolina,
That from and after the passage of
this act erery mileage ticket sold by
any railroad company doing business
in this State shall be valid and good
for the carriage over the lines of said
railroad, both for the purchaser at the
time of purchase: Provided. That the
name of any person so entitled to uso
said ticket shal be furnished in writ
ing to the railroad seling the same by
the purchaser at the time of the pur
chase, and shal be inserted in the
ticket: Provided further, That this
act. go into effect 30 days after its ap
proval by the Governor."
Picture Not Improper.
Washington, Special.:-In thc Senate
Thursday Mr. McLaurin presented and
had read a letter from the Cincinnati
rm which supplied the pictures on ac
count of which arrests recently were
made at Indianola and Leland. Miss.,
to which Mr. McLaurin referred on Sat
urday last. Thc firm denied the man
ufacture of thc pictures of an improper
The case of A. J. Thomas against
G. H. Cutting & Co., for injuries re
ceived during the erecting of the Fap
f;.st church in Spartanburg came up
in that city Friday in Magistrate Fas
lay's court. Ralph Carson represent
ed the defendant and I. A. Phifer the
plaintiff. The plaintiff was given $99.
90. the amount sued for.
It isw within the range of probabili
ties that Greenville will furnish a can
didate for Congress this year, and the
matter is being discussed to a con
siderable extent in connection with the
name of Mr. B. A. Morgan, a promi
nent lawyer of this city and for the
last six years an active and useful
member of the Legislature.
The Governor offered a number of
rewards last week for incendiaries. A
reward of $100 will be paid for the
arrest of the parties who burned the
barn of Mr. W. R. Bishop, in Barnwell
county, January 25th: $100 for the par
I lies who burned the store house of Mr.
A. C. Phillips in Laurens county Janu
ary 6th: $100 for the parties who
humed the store of Mr. J. T. Wideman
in Greenwood county February 24th. A"
reward of $100 was also offered for the
arrest of Jim Johnson, who murdere'
Job*? Christie in Greenwood county.
Spartanburg. S. C.. Special.-As re
sult of a preliminary hearing Magis
trate Gossett bound over to the Ses
sions Court. Criss Anderson, a negro
who was arrested some time ago at
Pacolet charged with having commit
ted criminal assault on the person of
Mrs. Hill, aged 80 years. The victim of
Anderson's alleged crime waa present
at the hearing and positively identified
tbs negro as the guilty man. When the
crime was reported there wa? strong
icafion io justify lUs officer in bring
ing tho pimw h>r* for ?a?e k^Bg.
Sights in Pekin.
An American in the Orient writes:'
"Pekin is said to be the filthiest city
in the world-and it is. The streets,
which apparently have never been re
paired, fairly swarm with human and
animal life; caravans of stately cam
els from Mongolia and Tibet; the
Pekinese cart-a creation of its own,
with no. springs, but drawn by sleek
mules in gayly caparisoned harness
with outriders in mushroom hats and
red plumes, the mafoo running along
side or mounted on small donkeys;
coolies without number bearing bur
dens on their heads or shoulders,
richly adorned sedan chairs bearing
some mandarin or high Chinese offi
cial; the biggest Chinamen riding
the smallest of donkeys with jangling
bells; *?d through it all, underneath
and arouftd, ffwarmed a mass of Chi
nese men, wome?l and children; tim
Manchu women in gorgeous apparel,
with their peculiar headdress, and
with faces rouged and powdered.
Such a sight cannot be seen in any
other country, nor in any other city
a combination of gorgeousness and
filth, magnificence and squalor, un
equaled and almost unbelievable."
Dullness of Court Life.
Thomas Creevey, who lived in the
e?rly part of the nineteenth century,
has presented some queer pictures
of English court life. During the
reign of King William IV. Creevey
wrote: "The Greys had just come
from Windsor castle. Lady Grey, in
her own distressed manner, said she
was really mere dead than alive. She
said all the boring she had ever en
dured before was literally nothing
compared with her misery of the two
preceding nights. She hoped she
never should see a mahogany table
again, she was so tired with the one
that the king and the queen, the Duch
ess of Gloucester. Princess Augusta.
.Mme. Lleven and herself had sal,
around for hours, the queen knitting
j or netting a purse, the king sleeping
and occasionally waking for the pur
pose of saying, 'Exactly so, ma'am.'
and then sleeping again. The' que* n
was cold as ice to I .ad y Grey till the
moment she came away, when she
could afford to bc a little civil at get
ting quit of her."
Man is given a sense of humor to
compensate him as the years rob him
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