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THE NATIONAL BANK
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KDUEFIELD/S. C., W||?E8DA?, ?k?t 25. 1904.
A iE? WREC
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History of Lake Navigation
LARGE STEAMER GOES TO PIECES
British Steamer Turret Bay. of 2,211
-??fls, GSes to Pi?ces-F?v? of ihi
Crew Die While Being Taken to
tandi- v '.'J .
'-. North Sidney, Nova Scotia, Special.
ffhe worst marine disaster in the his
tory of the St. Lawrence river coal
trade occurred Friday off Gape North,
tB? 2orth5rlir?bs.t point of Sapc ?r?to'2;
^he?.:the.?3ritisK steamer, turret t?ay;
jan.ded with coai and bound ffom Syd?
.^Rj.tbv.^qnUreal;..str?cfe on- the. rocks
ot. St. paul's Island, and sank in deep,
"water twenty milites later, causing a
loss of thirteen "lives. Only nine men
from a crew of twenty-two were saved.
The dead: J. H. Hayden, captain;
M. A. Cara, first officer; G. F. Gray,
. second officer; Wi H: Adams, chief
feHglneir; H: S:. Matthews, second ?a
|i???r; G.eorg? /rohii"^n, boatswain1-, td
l?WfS ?S$- &4 Reward,., ?ajne, ijn:
known; cook?tmess-roonr hoy. two fire
men, a ser man and a helper.
" According to the government agent
at St. Paul's Island, the steamer
v struck near Southwest Light, about
8:30 o'clock Friday morning. A dense
fog prevailed at the time, and the sea
wag running mountains high. Almost
immediately the Turret Bay backed oft
into deer]water; _ .but s?riic withid
i^-eiity. jniigutej|: Th3. crew ?ttempied
|p .clu?r Ih? boats dear, ..but; while thug
??fagecL.lJie^/.v^sseljPlimged[ down bow
first, -t?an:yirrgi every -man aboard with
herr Some o' the men struggled to the
surface and clung to floating pieces of
wreckage. Fourteen persons were taken
off the wreckage by the life-saving
crew that put out from the island, but
five of them died before reaching the
. Th? survivors say that they did not
know that, they were in danger until
the vessel struck. The fog was so
thick Uta* the shore could not be seen,
?h?j he?ri?g th? foghorn ?c th8 light
house, they mistook it foi- -the whistle
The disaster occurred, nineteen miles
.fibrth of Cape North: There is a light
. house: cn the northeast point of St.
-?Sul'S 'island; arid also one bn the
;-;s^?^West point, and a steam fog Whis
?ROTT K?or'*^- . - . I
A . i . ? V
v,. Admiral at 'Yladiyostpcki .. .
Vladivostok^ By <5ablei-Admiral
. ..SkrydloiT arrived here Saturday af-'
. t?rnoon. He was met at the station
outside of Vladivostock by Major Gen.
Vorbnetz and deputations-of the mili
- tary, naval and municipal authorities,
as well as by an enthusiastic crowd,
and- was presented with bread and
salt Entering the town, the admiral
drove to the pier in an open carriage
and escorted by Cossacks, and board
ed the cruiser Rossia, on which a short
service was held. The chaplain sprink
led and blessed the admiral's flag be
fore lt was run up to the masthead;
Wh?r? it W?s greeted with ? salute
from ??l th? cruisers in the harbor.
The admiral addressed the Officers
and .crew of the Rossia, s?y?ng;
"The Emperor orders me to convey
his greeting and '.oyal thanks for your
gallant. services in consideration of
which he reduces your tour of sea
fl?ty t? three years:"
Admiral Skrydloff's reception Was of
the heartiest everywhere, he being ?
great favorite when last at Vl?divo
Th? Flood Damage.
Fort Collins, Colo., Special.-Esti
mates of the damage caused by the
flood in the Cache La Poudre Valley
run from $1,000,000 upwards. The head
- gates ot all the irrigating ditches have
been washed away, and miles of em
bankments destroyed. Unless repairs
can be made in time to save water for
irrigating this year, the loss will be
nearer $2,000,000 than $1,000,000. One
hundred and fifty houses in the Rus
sian settlement, at the sugar factory,
north of this town, were destroyed. So
far as ascertained, only one life lost
.."here. The body of a Russian was found
Senator Quay 111.
Beaver, Pa.^Special.-Senator Quay
left his brother's home, at Morgansea,
Sunday, and is located at his own
home at this place. At hk home it was
; said . the Senator stood the journey
' 'well. He was driven from the station to
. his home in a closed carriage, from
which he was carried into the house.
The Senator spent a.restless night last
night, and was not so well this morn
ing. His condition is said to be not as
goodHoday as it has been for the past
, few days. .
Mexico City, Special.-Details of the
new concessions secured by the
" Southern Pacific railway, authorizing
the construction of an extension of
.the.branch across the Colorado desert
;:on Mexican territory, are published.
The concession authorizes the South
ern Pacific Company to "build a line
to Ensenada, capital of the territory
:;. for.ijower California. The - line must
be "standard guage. The rates for
passenger and freight traffic are the
same as granted to purely Mexican
Capital Stock Increased.
. - Trenton, Special.-The Virginia
;,.Carolina Chemical Co. filed a certifi
; We with the Secretary of State, in
^cr?asing its authorized capital stock
ttromr $50,000,000 to $58,000,000, of
.^bjch' $38,000,000 ls common stock
^d?v$2Q;O0t>,0?O r#a&r?eoV th* lattsr
?.l?jjohg. 8U per cent, dividends. , Th?
icefflflcate Ts signed by S. T. Morgan,
?i)W8ident of t?i? company. '
MORE PROFITABLE LEASE
Governor. Ay cock Gets Best Offer Yet
. on A. and N. C. Railroad.
r .Raleigh,- Special;-Several weeks ago
Governor Aycock received a proposition
from a Philadelphia firm of bond deal
ers to lease the Atlantic & North Caro
lina Railway for fifty years, the rate
Offered being over. 5 per cent, on an
jiverage. Ten days ?go the members of
ihe.jivm caine be/rei-saw tbe.gov?rnor,
rhen-mari?-a com niete inspection of
the road. Last week they sent the Gov
ernor a new propostition, on their own
motion, which is by far the best ever
received, It is for a fifty-year lease, the
lJato Offered being. ?. fi-2 pjjr ??rit: ipi
the first, ten years, rive, per, cent foi:
the second, ten years an.7 per cent; for
any part .ot forty-nine'years .after the
fifty years, or. tor ithe full term oj? forty
nine yeara so added; all interest to bo
paid to the State In advance, in Janu
ary and July; also agreeing to pay in
terest on the bended debt, but desiring
that the railway company shall issue
refunding bonds to the amount of the
present ,d?bt; on 6? before the date
present, bonds fail. due, ?t thc lowest
rate, ci interest, obtainable; further
agreeing^tOj btiiid. iii fiVa.years thirty
five miles of'new road, to-be-a feeder
of the Atlantic & North Carolina Rail
way ,and within ten years thereafter not
less than fifty miles more ot new road,
also as a feeder; the lessors to have
power to examine the road at any
time, and if it is found that the lessees
Ure not keeping the property up to the
stand?r? of ???diti?ri in which ih?f
received it, that upon notice from the
lessors the, lessee .shay make repairs
beforp the,,end ot ihc ?base, year; the
actuaL;SUpeiwisien.of the road; -the
proposition further setting forth that
its makers are not connected with the
Atlantic Coast Line or with any other
railway, but that the proposition is
made in an Indiviuual capacity entire
ly. Governor Aycock said that this
proposition would almost average fi per
cent, for the first fifty years, and then,
after a in?ment:S calculation said the
3xact figure was 5 5-18 per cent. The
governor -added that it was a substi
tute for the first bid, and was a much
belter 9n?: Th? Governor was askad if
it had riot all the time beert His pur
pose tb lease; He replied: "It has
been my p?rpos? all ?long to lease the
road; whefi .l could lease it to persons
who would keep the lease, improve the
nbad and secure the' people, but I-have
n- jin Hme^e^n-^ijling, _t8 . lease, the
performance of the.terms of the lease*!"
Valuable Mica Deposits.
Asheville, Special.-It is - learned
that a valuable deposit of mica had
been discovered this week on the
estate of Philip S. Henry on the moun
tain east of the city, and that two
workmen are now engaged in taking
the mica out in great quantity. It is
said that while work was in progress
on the estate a few days ago mica was
discovered close to the Harris place,
now included in Mr. Henry's bound
ary, and about b*00 yards from his
VZelandi?" residence; Men were put
to work digging the mica and chunks
of the mineral of th? very finest qual
ity have been taken from the mine.
The mica is very clear and peels off
lit large sheets, ?rid is said by those
who have seen it to be the finest qual
ity of the product ever found in North
Carolina. It is also said that in one
day this week over a ton ot the finest
quality of mica was taken from the
mine, and that Mr; Henry will have ari
expert examine the place to ?scertairi
if possible the extent of the deposit.
Atlanta, Special.-The Brady Union
Stock Yards Company was placed in
the hands of a receiver here by peti
tioning creditors. Judgo Newman, of
the United States District Court,
named T. D. Meador, vice-preesident
of the Lowery National Bank, as re
ceiver. The liabilities of the firm are
placed at ?125,000, the assets at ?108,
Plant Commits Suicide.
Macon, Ga., Special.-Robert H.
Plant has committed suicide. He was
president of the Plant Sons' Bank, re
cently placed In the hands of a re
ceiver. A coroner's jury, on the evi
dence of the nurses and others about
the house vhere Mr. Plant lived, re
turned a verdict of death by his own
hand. He took ac opportunity to. slip
from the house upon the short ab
sence of the attendants, and, securing
a revolver, shot himself through the
head. His dead body was found on
the back porch of his home. Mr.
Plant leaves a wife and nine children.
Section Hand Killed.
Hamlet, Special.-Allen Bennett, a
negro section hand of the Seaboard Air
Line Railroad, was run over and killed
by a switch engine on the yard here
Thursday night. While attempting to
board the front of the engine, his foot
missed the step and the engine passed
over both of his legs, mangling them
severely. He was taken to the office of
Dr. H. F. Kinsman, the railroad sur
geon, where au operation was perform
ed, in which both legs were amputated.
He died half an hour later.
A Double Killing.
Du Bois, Pa., Special.-At Cardiff, a
village near here, a woman sacrificed
her life for her husband's hat, being
shot down in cold blood by an Italian
while recovering the hat, and a half
hour later the murderer was lying dead,
his head full of buckshot rYora the gun
of the husband of the murdered wo
man. A quarred of trivial'nature was
the cause of the double killing-.
There. Is always hope for a maa so
long aa be can look at things w^th the
eyes ot a child.
?IVEN i ii
A Gruesome Find.
Newberry, Special.-A dead negro
baby, only a few days old, wrapped in
rags and placed in a valise, was put on
the Southern's night passenger trai?fy
here one night last Wiek. The actions'
of a hegr?j^mari at the depp.t had ex
cited suspicion'on the part -ttf ?uridu^
*- *r?r ",v,n thought the woman had
got on the front part of the baggage
coach to steal a ride. The conductor
sent one of his men out to look and
che vaiise was fou ii ? Willi the baby Jd
it. T?( was j)?.t oft;at,Prosperity.. The
coroner helli an. inquest this morning.
It appears that. the baby .ws& fc?r*$
about last Thursday. Its skull was
crushed and its neck broken. A negro
woman ha* been arrested by police au
thorities here and is now iii tile .guar4
house.- It seems that she got on the
train, placed the valise on the front
platform of the baggage coach and
then get off. This suspicious action led
to the discovery Bi the valise, .
Kershaw,' Spec?al.'---Last Thursday
an altercation. Jtoolc p?a?e.h'etween Mr.'
Lewis M. Horton, who lives jiist-north
of Kershaw, and*>Charlie Brown, col
ored, in which the latter was shot
with a pistol, the ball entering the
side of the neck and lodging in the
spinal column, from the effects of
which he died Saturday afternoon.
Brown1 Was k tenant on Mr.- Horton^
place arid without caf?se left hl? crop'
without providing any way to have.it
worked. ?y?r.^Hprton was trying to in
duce the negro, ip ret?m ?o Iiis $rra
when the difficulty, topk place., .porp:
uer Caskey, of Lancaster, conducted
the inquest, while Drs. Haile and
Brasington held the autopsy. The
verdict of the jury was that "Brown
came to his death from the effects'
of a gunshot wound in the hands of
Mr. Horton while protecting his life."
It is ? clear case of self-defense, as
Brown was in close range of Mr. Hor
ton and was in the act of throwing
an axe when Mr. Horton shot. Mr.
Horton Will surrender to Sheriff Hun
ter at Lancaster;
A Novel Moir? In Coori.
Saluda,Special.-The attorneys f or
Morg?ii Thraiiidil and Ms" sod C??r:
.ence, who are in . jail here charged
Lecky Burton; at,Monetta spine weeks
ago? moved Saturday.. befoi^ iudg?
Ernest Gary for ari .order to "exhume
the body of young Burton for further
examination for a bullet the attend
ing physicians failed to find at the
coroner's inquest." In an order med
Judge Gary refuses the motion anet
stales that there is no authority of
law for a circuit Judge to grant such
an order. The supposed purpose of
defendants' attorneys in moving for
thc order was to lay the foundation
-in case the imaginary bullet was
not found-for contradicting the
State's chief witness, Capt. E. A.
Perry. It is said that it is doubtful
if such a motion was over before
made in the whole criminal practice
of South Carolina,
Tamp?r?d with th? Switch,
Chesterfield, SpeciaL-^-?n Monday
morning when engine No. 109 ort the
Chesterfield and Lancaster Railway
was passing the switch at Thompson's
siding, about six mile's from here, the
tender went on one track aud the
engine cn the other, twisting it bad
ly, but as they were going very slow
no one was burt. Upon examing the
switch Mr. Page found that someone
had been tampering with it, and not
being able to break the lock they had
taken out a bolt, and if the train had
been going much faster it might, have
been a serious accident. A reward
has been offered for the party or
parties who tampered with the switch,
and if caught they should be severely
punished. Owing to the accident the
passengers for Charleston were car
ried to Bennettsville, and from there
Hon. J. T. Johnson, of Spartanburg,
is pushing claims for horses taken from
soldiers and officers at the close of the
war. He has already obtained $725 for
five persons, and has other claims that
he is pushing through the War Depart
ment. He will leave for Washington
Monday to look after these claims and
will not be able to attend the State
Mr. A. E. Hill, a machinist at Union
Mills, was badly burned about the face
and head while at work on some steam
pipes at the mill. Dr. S. S. Linder was
immediately summoned and did all tnat
waa possible to relieve the suffering
man. Mr. Hill is now doing very
Anderson is very anxious to secure
the female college to be established by
the Episcopal diocese of the State.
The chamber of commerce has appoint
ed a special committee and a canvass
will be begun at once.
On the plantation of Mr. S. C. Carter,
ten miles northwest of Chester, two ne
gro men, Will Wright and Isaac Grant,
got into a quarrel about some trivial
matter. The result was that Wright
fired upon Grant and death ensued in a
short while. The slayer was committed
Vote for Good Schools.
Dillon, Special.-During the last ses
sion of the Legislature a special bill
was passed to allow the Dillon Graded
School property to be sold by the town
of Dillon to the school district and
bonds to be Issued to the amount of
$1,200 for the payment of the same and
I for additional improvements contem
plated in the near future. In au elec
tion Held Dy the Qualified' voters of
1 salfl district 88 votes were cast-87 f$r
and ll aganist the Issue of bonds.
NEWS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
paragraphs of Ifo?noV Import?ric?
??afh?r?d from M?nV Sources.'
'.'. Through'the;South. . .-. y ?
Hanry L. Myers, of Norfolk,'Was se
verely wounded by a pistol shot.
Mayor A. A. Moss, of Newport News,
in a political quarrel struck Commit
teeman R. W. Perkins.
s Whilfe ijia?ti?g at a lime quarry at
Tom's , Brook, .Shenandoah \ Carary";
v*.>, a farge cave was discovered.'
. . 1 ** '? ' i f? *i??'i\a 'A.
Great preparations are bci?'s mada
at Nashville, Tenn., for the Confeder
ate Veterans' reunion, June 14 to 16.
Kansas City wag chosen aa the next
I meeting, place of the Southern Baptist
convention, ?na ma?i? ??.~J?tiortal meet
ings, were held at. Nashville, Tenn.
.j? .^m??rati?-p.rtn^rie,s in Florida re
sulted in a victory foi sSiftfor^falfft-'
ferr-o for renomination and a likeli
ho01 that the State will be for Hearst.
f viF ^n,W*2'?rtyt Sussex county,
Vlri \ destroyed tiTe" whole, ^usjhess
part ihe town, including the banic
bail? postoffice, and tho Norfolk
& vv . 'rn railroad ? station. Loss,
960,000 insurance unknown. -
; Th6 Soutii?rii Baptist Contention,
wjtii?b DQ#ii} its.forty-rii?fi annual ses
sion iri Nash\''iie,''.Teririi/ r?-elected ?x
Gpyernor Eagle, of Arkansas, pr?sid?n?
and Rev..:Dr<.0.'F, Gregory one of the
A- number of additional witnesses
testified in the trial of James N. Tyner
and H. J. Barrett, accused of conspir
acy in the Postoffice Department.
Secretary Taft appointed a Cpmrnla
sipn. tB formulate regulations for the
conduct o'f the business of the Isthmian
Canal Commission; , ?
. Since January 1 the .available cas'tf
balance, in .the .United Stat?s Treasury
declined Croft SS39;374,S95 to $175,714,
A lively controversy is being waged
between Weather Bureau Chief Moore
and W. T. Foster, who is classed as a
'"long-range" weather forecaster.
Government figures show that Cu
ban-American commerce has increased
greatly since the reciprocity treaty
went into effect, in December.
Secretary. Shaw transferred to Mor
gan & Co., in New York; $4*,00n;09.0 in
payment for the canal property an'd re
ceived $25,000,000 in bonds as security
President Roosevelt promulgated tho
rcgu'latititis to govern the Isthmian
Cariai. C?mmis?ioti. which will bs under
th? direction of the Secretary df W?r*
- .. .
John Mitchell, of th? Mine Workers' .
Union, c?lled President Rd?sev?if*s ?t- : '
:ientlpri to th? Situation arisirig fr?r?
Jh?? mine^iroubles.iii ^Colorado. .
. Dr; y.,H. Podstata Of Chicago stated
that.music. was a gr??t aid in the euro
D'4- Robett. Bartholow, ari .eminent
physician an'd professor In Jefferspri
Medical College, and a nativ? of Mary
land, died in Philadelphia.
It is announced that President
Roosevelt will receive no delegations
during his summer visit to Oyster
The President bas signed the procla
mation opening the Rosebud (3. D.)
Indian Reservation to settlement on
A man believed to have been a New
York stockbroker named Shell commit
ted suicide by jumping overboard from
a steamer in Lake Erie. !
The Illinois Republican convention at
Springfield was marked by scenes uf
An explosion of powder in a mine at
Murphysboro, III., killed six and prob?
ably more men and injured upward of
The question of heresy trials inter
ested the Northern Methodist General
Conference at Los Angles.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers met in convention at Los An*
The Knowling Expedition, after ex
treme hardships, arrived at Glenwood,
The Republican convention in Con
necticut elected delegates to the na
tional convention and indorsed Roose
velt for the Presidential nomination.
Dr. Ira Reinsen, president of the
Johns Hopkins University, was one' of
thc speakers at the inauguration of
Prof. C. S. Howe as president of Case
School of Applied Science, in Cleve
land, Ohio. ,
Seventeen Americans were killed and
five wounded in a Moro ambush at
Tibetans are getting arms and
threaten more serious resistance to
Colonel Younghusband's British expe
The Lamas of Tibet are preaching a
holy war against the English.
Spanish Minister Ajeda says he
thinks Spain benefited by the loss of
The body of Henry M. Stanley, it has
been decided, is not to rest in West
Pririce Ferdinand of Bulgaria and
King Peter of Servia will meet today
at Nish, Servia,
A special dispatch received in Paris
shows that Turkish forces have prac
tically exterminated the Armenian
mountaineers in the Sassoun district.
A Japanese torpedo boat was blown
np while trying to remove a Russian
mine from Kerr bay, near Dalny, 7 men
being killed and 7 wounded.
Emperor William, in an address at
Saarbrucken, Russia, said he prayed for
heavenly aid In his endeavors to pre
Brazil will send warships near the
scene of the dispute with Peru about
The Angli-Qhinese labor convention
was signed in London.
It ls stated authoritatively that the
coming visit of Cardinal Satolli to this
country is not for the purpose of set
tling ecclesiastical disputes.
The funeral of President Manuel
Candamo, at Lima, was largely at
lt was announced that Miss Rebecca
WcCollough Darlington, of Pittsburg,
who bas ?15,000,000 of ber own, is to
marry loo'.* Stoddard, of New Haven,
Tbj& Battleship Hatsuse Struck a Rus
?jar, Mina and the Cruiser Yoshino
was Rammed During a Fog by th?
ly . >/; "/: . V. ' V j. - .
/?okio, Sy CahT? --Vice Admiral Togo
ha? reported as follows:
;?A report from Rear Admiral Dewa
says 'that the cruiser Kasuga and Yo
shiko collided during a fog off Port
?rehu? ?ri M?y ?5: Th? Y?shino sank,
only 90 pf her crew b?l?g ?iv?r?;
?O? the same day the battleship Hat
suse" atrucic. ? Russian mine and
.^diving details of the disaster, Vice
Admiral TOKO soj's:
. '(A'C.^J-. minutes past 1 in the after
noon of Ma$ lili <t d?et? fo? off Pori
Arthur, tiie Kasuga ramihcd ti?? Yo
shrao, singing the latter in a few min
utps. Ninety of her crew were saved.
? 'fht sd ms morning the Hatsuse,
while cruising off Pott Arthur, covering
th? ia?diiig ?f tire soldier's,- streck ?
min? ten kt?ot? ??jkkkksi bl the' harbor
entrance.' She signaled i?f arid
in>tan'?y,sti;uck anoth??. m?n?', Sh?
sank in hall! g? hour. Three hundred1
of pier crew were saveu torpedo
?The Yoshino was a cruiser of 4,180
tote displacement and 15,000 Indicated
brjrs?-p?W??v She was built in Eng
land, wzs: launched" iii 189'2, was 330 feel
long, had 46\?> feet beam, arid Her draft
was Vt fsei The armament of the Yo
shino consisted of fo'Sr ?-irich guns,
eight 4.7-inch guns and twenty-tbiee J*
pbuudcrS; . Sh'.? had five torpedo tubes,
her armored de?k .W?ft' ^ inches thick
and her gun positions were protected1
by. shields. The cruiser's speed was
estimated to be 23 knots, her coal ca
pacity was 1,000 tons, and her crew
numbered 300 men.
The Hatsuse was a battleship of 15,
000 tans displacement and of the latest
model. SHS vr?s drily completed in
1900, was built in ?ngi&n?; was 4?0 feel
long, had 76% feet beam, drew ii feet
of water, had 16,300 indicated horse
power, and was fitted with water tube
boilers. Sha was completely armored
with steel, Her armament consisted of
f?tiv ^2-inch iguod^fo
?r 2^-poUndefs. She had foui
19:iy?'-g- k^^rew numbered 7-ii
St. Pet?ra'?mrg, By Cable.-Th? ??'s's
of at least two Japanese warships is
officially confirm?d. A messag? dated
Bert Arthur, received hy carrier' pigeon
at Mukden, was transmitted to the
Emperor early yesterday morning, say
ing that two Japanese warships had
been lost off that port. The message
followed the Emperor to Koursk, and
no one here knew its contents until
late last night, when foreign telegrams
brought full details of the ^Japanese
Early in the afternoon, reports of
the sinking of the Shiklshima ?nd the
Fuji, on the authority of Russian ref
ugees from Dalny, began to circulate
and aroused the most intense interest.
When, later, confirmation came of the
sinking of the Japanese warships, the
greatest enthusiasm was manifested.
Without reference to its effect on the
campaign, the people attribute the en
emy's disaster to divine interposition
in thc Russian cause.
In naval circles the Japanese catas
tiophe is a matter for rejoicing, though
regrets are expressed that brave men
have lost their lives. But this feeling
of sympathy is swallowed up in the
greater thanksgiving for the blow in
flicted on the sea power of the enemy.
Il is pointed out that the Hatsuse was
one of Japan's finest battleships* and
that the loss of two, and possibly four
warships at intervals of a few days,
cannot fail to deeply affect Japan and
to influence the course of the cam
paign. The general staff tonight is
without direct news of the sinking of
the Japanese ships, but there Is an im
pression that it may be true. The re
ports, at any rate, have infused fresh
life and enthusiasm in official circles,
where it is believed the tide has turned.
No surprise is expressed by the ad
mirality at the Japanese vessels strik
ing Russian mines, the admiralty ex
pecting that such a mishap to Vice
Admiral Togo, particularly since the
naval commanders at Port Arthur have
faithfully duplicated his plan, which
resulted in the sinking of the Petro
Washington, Special-China has beer
informed that the Washington gov
ernment claims the right to dispatch
warships, not only to those Chinese
ports declared by treaty to be open tc
the world, but also upon the inland wa
ters of China, "Whereever Americans
may be and where by treaty witl
China they are authorized to engage ir
business or reside for the purpose ol
spreading the Gospel."
Cha/' iston, S. C., Special.-Two vis
itors to the Confederate reunion, J. D
Carmichael, of Dillon, S. C., and J. W
Harmon, a . Confederate veteran o
Lexington, S. C., were drowned thil
afternoon in the harbor between For
Sumter and Fort Moultrie. Two othe:
occupants of the small boat swam ti
Sullivan's Island and the three other
of the party were nearly drowned, .be
lng rescued Just in time by men fron
the life-saving station.
I PALMETTO CROP COl?DfT
Wh?? ih? B?pfirirtiant Says ol
er" C??dfti?rrs for tfi? Pris
The week ??'uiiVs ? ?. m., ?A
bad a m^?n temperature of i
degrees. Tho normal for the s
.riod'is 72. The nighu? .vtre coo
j usual, with an extreme minimi
Rt ?ree/jvil.le on the 12th. T
I temperatui'?i fr??r&gj?d~ about
with an extree maximum c*f
Florence on the 10th. There wi
1 than the normal amount of
sunshine.- At tltheo the relative
j Hf wai very lbw, and the Ugh
j desiccating'. TM ???sj? of the
J was. cool anV? cloudless.
Th? ?ll deficiency ccntii
all parts of the ?t?t$ with' (
prevailing except in the extr?m?
west and limited localities In tl
jtral and northeastern counties
; heavy showers occurred. The
; rainfall ranged fr<im none to 0,6
j the rio'rm?l is 0.90 in'c?l. ginee i
? "? vlf_i X . '
ginning of the crop season th?
mulated deficiency' rang?s fror
to seven inches. The droug??t i
come serious in the coast regie
?the tipper 13r--annah valley and
Sati.4 H?H r?gion wells are failii
water courses ar? dry'.
Stands of corn range" froin g
very poor, the latter caused mai
i the ravages of worms and bird
1 thought in places poor germir
i from lack Of moisture, is the
'Growth ?3 generally slow, a.tl
with' exceptions-, ii has a good
|:and, under thorough eultivafck
g?rrA?nt impbrvenent has taken
I Fields are vimWlcably free from
j and grass.
j Cotton stands range from gc
I very poor, former on sandy land
j latter on d?y and red lands. Som
' plankings are not yet up, especia
j the dryesc Satoris. Replanting
I fihu?s particularly O? ??r?y o
v.'hicn m*-:es the stands of that
lion of the crop ?/r?ke? ?nd irre?
An improvement in cond??iO? is
I w?i?rS ?li?. fa?nfall was heaviest,
deterioration w?i?r? it was Ugh I
where none fell. The ni?h?? l^ave
too cool for rapid growth, and p
1 are dying in the southern com
Sea Island cotton is suffering for
Tobacco is being worked, but
growth is slow.
Rice is doing well in the Ge<
town' districts, h?i in thc soutl
districts freshet! waier is needed
flooding, as the rivers Bave bec
brackish Planting continues.
Wheat has Improved anri.ifUJXQ
?lg S h cg ;? fiS ter n. parts, but. is
fcilL In t^?^^a^^^^^?h^i
is short, too short td cut. Spring
ar? poor. Harvest has begurt in
Peache-j haro undergone no cha
apples and pear trees arc bligh
Stands of melons are p??f; excel
Barnwell county. Truck yields
teen' reduced one-half, by drough
the coast r?gions; in the interior
conditions are nioVe favorable.-J
Bauer, Section Director.
Ask Executive Clemency.
Several applications for pardon i
acted on Friday by the governor.
Jason Waiters Of Spartanburg
convicted in July, 1001, of housebn
ing and larceny and sentenced
serve five years. His sentence
commuted to the present time on
recommendation of Judge Towns
and Solicitor Sease.
John Davis of Pickeus, given
year and fined $200 for gambling,
his sentence commuted to a fine
$25. The commutation was rec<
mended by Judge Dantzler and So
Son Dial of Greenville, convicted
highway robbery and snatching
purse, waa .given three years,
rardon waa refused.
Pardon was also refused E.
Harberson of Dorchester, convicted
manslaughter and given two years
Another pardon refused was. that
John F. Richardson of Manning, c<
victed of assault and battery and gn
five years. He was convicted in I
luda and why he wishes pardon
not known, as his sentence Is almi
out and besides the offense docs r
deprive him of citizenship.
Converse Teacher Dead.
Spartanburg, Specia?.-Miss Le
Foster, an instructor in the mode
language department at Converse c
lege, died at the home of Prof. Aid
on Converse campus last week aft
three weeks' sickness. Her conditio
had been regarded as very grave f
?everal days past, and her. moth
came here recently to be with h
i in her illness. She was a gifted, s
! complished young woman, and w?
, a favorite with the student .body. Tl
funeral services were held at the c(
lege, and the body was carried to tl
former home of the deceased in Co
necticut for burial.
Getting Ready for Colonies.
t Commissioner Watson of the depari
ment of agriculture, commerce and In
. migration is busy listing the availab]
lands in the State for colonizatio
1 purposes. He has now a list of som
> 175,000 acres and in this number ar
. tracts of 60,000 acres, 25,000 acres, 6,00
j acres, 4,000 acres, 10,000 acres and sev
cral tracts of from 2,000 to 3,000 acres
1 Every section of the State, from th
i Piedmont to the coast, is represented
' Commissioner Watson will go ti
Aiken, Horry co?.nty and one of tin
sea Islands next week.
Deadlock Not Broken.
Springfield, 111., Special.-With th?
- deadlock unbroken and with littli
i, prospect of a compromise on a can
didate for Governor, the Illinois Re
.' publican convention took a recess un
til Tuesday, having taken five ballots.
3 The recess followed the 29th roll call,
L the result of which showed each can
r didate with approximately, the same
j strength he had when he entered the
t convention. The 29th ballot gave the
1 following results; Richard Yates, 481;
. Trank O. Lowden, 404; Charles S.
i >eaeen, 353; Howland J. Hamlin, 115;
vespassfan Warner, 47; Lawrence J.
Sherman, 38; John H. Pierce, 22.
WHY HE QUIT PLAYING POKER.
Ucsrotf Which an oiw Gambler Taught
NtfWc? at tho Gari:?
An old man (?di ?& a ??t? breakfast
in a hotel cafe last Saturday,- Sviien a
Vining man with haggard face? ?nr?
doW?e?rtt eyes took a place near him.
"Tom," s?i? thc newcomer to the
att?t?d???,- "? mtist g? Jight, for I play
ed, in hard fafift t?St night/'
The' old man narc? finished and sat
studying the' other's fade ss he ate.
Shortly he too'K ? roll ot' bills, from
his pocket and laid it ?? front of him.
"It's yours," he said.
Mc'c?f??Tt?cally and with a trembling'
hand the yoting man took the money.
"You were in the gsrme?" he said.
"Yes, and that ls your mori?Yy aTxmt '
5300, Quit playing poker. I began' it j
sixty years ago on the Mississippi riv
er and have made a living out of
sucli fools; as you. With my coolness
it's robbery IO1 play against your reck
lessness, t see desperation in your
face, i am told that yoi? are a teller
in a bank, aft? that you have' ti wife, to
whom you w?ll lie ?b??t your abschace
from home last night. Q?tt poker."
He walked out, and the yov'Hs man,
lowering his head to his folded ariifsi
Jid not move until the attendant
aroused him.-New York Times.
"Th*: firmament showeth ilk' handi
work."-Psalm xix., 1.
When night her sable veil has flung
Far out, until it shrouds the world,
We marvel how eaclf mesh ls hung
With stars, and how each told la"
With strands of living fire W?-SS? glow
Comes faintly through th? fttftes mist
Where subtle colors ebb and flovY
From ebony to amethyst.
Then man looks in the jeweled sky
Wn?re patiently the planets climb,
And thors is held before his eye
The unsolved mystery of time.
Ko traces all the wanderings
Of restless universe and world,
But where the hand that onward flings
The star.1 with such precision hurlui?
What is the all-explaining word
Writ with the starr for man to heed?
Why is lt in its grandeur blurred
That straining eyes may iiever. road?
.Whv. when our sight has found tho place
Wherein the farthest star is set
Do unknown fingers swiftly trace
A constellation farther yet?
Each star that sends its laughing light
Has that deep secret long possessed;
It trembles on the lips of Night
The knowledge hidden in her breast.
Yet man repeats his What and Why,.
.\nd frets for that he never sees
i?citr that thc stars have made reply
Through God's unnumbered centuries,
" -V/. D. N., in Chicago Tribune.
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