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EDG?F?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2. 1904:
British Lion Getting CI
* Bear, and High
FIANCE AS A CONSERVATIVE FCRCF
While Admiral Rojestvensky's Report
is Derided in. England, Internation
al Courtesy Requires an Investiga
tion-Vessels of Other Neutral Pow
ers are Found to Have Been Fired
on-O red rs Sent to Gibraltar to
Sar the Russian Squadron's Pro
*f gress-Attitude of France Alone
r-f.' Tice Admiral Rojestvensky's ex
planation of the attack cf his squad
ron on British trawlers, while it is
j*'- received wi tb incredulity by the peo
f pie and the press of Great Britain,
has probably turned. the current of
'~Y:'j diplomatic negotiations into a new
channel. The British Foreign Office
is in courtesy obliged to accord an in
vestigation into circumstances narrat
ed by the Russian admiral, re-en
/ forced as it is by the testimony of sub
ordinate officers of the squadron ?nd
by the report of the Danish minister
? of marine, communicated to tbe Rus
sian, government, that vessels were
known to have been chartered at Hull
, and in" Sweden .by the Japanese gov
ernment for the purpose of attacking
^ ~ the Baltic squadron during its pas
sage of the North Sea and English
^ . channel. There are on the one side
stories of Russian ships firing upon
vessels of several neutral nations, and
on the other of incidents, tending to
establish Admiral Rojestvensky's re
? ."Vjjort that there were armed hostile
vessels in the vicinity of at least the
Hull fishing fleet Bending develop
'jn'ents in "diplomatic exchanges, the
f^v,?ritish admiralty is showing the ut
2^'Tnost activity in bringing fleets with
in \;in the course of the Russian squadron.
. London, By Cable.-One of the
most complicated diplomatic situa
:|? tionsjln recent history, and one that
". " . is attended with the most dangerous
possibilities for the peace of the whole
? of Europe exists, with no sign cf im
^?^jnedfate solution. The tension that
^^Aafose when the dispute between Great
Britain, and Russia resolved itself into
^^.Tffould cr -would not guarantee and ad
-fv- vance that some punishment should
|||?b? administered to the offending offl
; . . cers of the Baltic squadron, has been
"modified by the introduction of an
entirely new set of contentions con
f tafned In Vice Admiral Rojestvensky's
. ,;~Tepcrt; yet even the most astute dip
.- tlomats. who recognize a temporary
improvement in conditions, are puz
zled by the complications that so curi
ously, cause it- However, there is at
the embassies of powers not concern
; ed in the dispute a very strong con
&\^viction that a way out will be found
jtvjOther* than in recourse to war.
The Foreign Office, apparently as
puzzled as the onlookers, pursues the
policy of silence, and the British press
ls almost totally uninformed. The
voluminous exchange daily occurring
between London and St. Petersburg
continue the statement that no reply
from Russia has been received, add
.- lng to the implication'that Russia is
L-.-; intentionally ignoring the British rep
resentations. ? It is this misconception
which is chiefly responsible for the
stirring up of a popular agitation
One Farmer Kills Another.
Windsor, Ga., Special-C. D. Bur-1
nett, a? prominent .farmer, shot and
killed Young Daniela also a farmer, j
Monday night It seems that Burnett j
, Lad sold a farm to Daniel. Before a set
tlement had been made and titles
p?ssed, a dispute arose that resulted
in a quarrel, and the shooting occurred.
Both men are about 60 years old.
Pier and Steamer Burn.
New York, Special-Fire which be
gan shortly after midnight has de
stroyed the pier at the foot of Forty
second street, in Brooklyn, and the
steamer City of Palermo, of tn?
Prince line, is-burning, and it is be
lieved cannot be saved. The pier,
which is 700 feet long, is occupied by
the Bush Terminal and ' Warehouse
Company, and is stored with cotton
and general merchandise. The fire is
now threatening the adjoining piers.
Five, or six lighters, loaded with cot
ton, are ablaze. A policeman and a
fireman are reported as missing. It
is estimated that the loss will reach
half a million dollars.
By Wire and Cable.
A dispatch from a staff correspon
dent of The Sun in New York states
that-Republican confidence in tbe elec
tion of Mr. Roosevelt is based on the
possession of an immense campaign
fund provided by trusts.
De Lancey Nicoll declared he would
open the books of the Democratic Na
tional Committee and give contribu
tors' names if Chairman Cortclyou
would do the same.
Judge Parker will make speeches
next week in New York, New Jersey
Secretary of War, Taft, made a cam
paign speech at Ithaca, N. Y.
. Governor Odell says bc will take Into
"the .Iiew York courts ;10,000 cases of
alleged 'fraudulent registration.
Senator N. B. Scott has gone to West
Virginia to take charge of the Repub
The:- new underground railway in
: Tiew York city will be opened with tor
minal - ceremonies at the city hall to
The railroad companies bogan thc
presentation of their side of thc case
in the suit of William R. Hearst
pjaiust the alleged coal combine.
ose After the Russian
against which the government may
find it hard to stand out in the possi
ble event of Foreign Minister Lans
downe withdrawing the' demand that
Russia guarantee punishment before
inquiry is instituted.
Had Admiral Rojestvensky's report
net arrived, it is probable the dispute
would have been settled, one way or
the other. Its terms, however, are
generally held to prevent the presenta
tion bf the ultimatum which Great
Britain undoubtedly intended to send.
Although Lord Lansdowne has frank
ly -said that the circumstances report
ed bi Admiral Rojestvensky are to
him inconceivable, the Foreign Minis
ter is not prevented from seeing that
n^w light has been thrown on the
"outrage," and that diplomatic usage
now compels less urgent action than
the British government at first con
j In the present temper of the British
nation it is not at all likely that pr?
parations for hostilities will be re
laxed or that the popular outcry will
be diminished by Admiral Rojestven
sky's report; but it is understood that
Great Britain would run the risk of
forfeiting in some degree the good
will of France, and certainly that of
Germany, if she proceeded to substi
tute warlike for diplomatic steps, of
which intention, so it is stated at the
Russian embassy, there is no indica
tion in Lord Lansdcwne's communica
The attitude of France is held to be
of the highest importance. It was
said by the representativo of another
great power, that if France had given
definite assurances that she would not
support Russia in the event of war
growing out of the North Sea inci
dent, a hostile issue would be almost
inevitable, as the temptation to crush
the Russian naval power after such
provocation could scarely have been
refused by Great Britain. It is point
ed cut that it is greatly to France's
interests to preserve peace, and her
efforts in that direction obviously will
be strengthened bj not committing
herself except at the last moment.
So long as Great Britain is not sure
whether France will help Russia, she
will not be likely to engage in war;
while Russia, with France neutral,
would, so it is thought: at most of. the
embassies here, scarcely invite defeat.
The -arose- jp^Hwroie^tfi?Tiou^ Wrj?jej- ur- -
mors regarding France's "position is"
said hy a high authority to be that
she has given both disputan cs to un
derstand that she does not desire to
become involved, but has reserved her
finar decision. Ambassador Cambon
was unceasingly active throughout the
day, not only visiting Foreign Minis
ter Landsowne and Ambassador Ben
kendorff, but other of his diplomatic
Swedish Ship Fired On.
Stockholm. By Cable.-The skipper
of the Swedish steamer Aldebaran,
from Hull, England, which arrived at
Gelle, Sweden, says his vessel was
chased in the Skagerack during the
evening of Friday, October 21, by a
foreign cruiser, apparently Russian,
which threw searchlights on her. The
cruiser, Increasing her speed, passed
the Alderbaran, and fired a shot,
which had no effect. The Aldebaran
thereupon hoisted her flag and the
cruiser again threw her searchlight
on the steamer, and a few minutes*
later hailed shot all around the Alder
baran, without, however, hitting her.
The Aldebaran's skipper then ordered
tho steamer -to be stopped, and with
his crew sought refuge below. The
foreign warship thereupon disappear
ed in the darkness.
Heavy Firing in Progress.
Mukden, By Cable.-There was an
artillery fight on the north shore of
the Shakhe river, directly south of
Mukden. The cannonading, which
was heavy, was continued today. The
Russians are attacking. If unsuccess
ful, they will fight right up to the
walls of Mukden.
Mistook For Japanese
Madrid. By Cable.-A telegram
from Vigo to the Correspondencia
. "Officers of the Russian squadron
give the following explanation of the
North Sea incident. While steaming
hy night they saw two torpedo boats
within the lines of the squadron. Sup
posing a Japanese attack was im
pending, they opened fire. They say
they did not see any sailors looking
like fishermen aboard the two boats
fired at. The officers say they do not
I kuow if any of the members of the
j crew were wounded.
L "They express regret at the error.
A letter of tte late E. P. Pellett, a
Republican, and Consul at Barran
quilla, Colombia, was,made public, in
which the writer declares that the rev
olution in Panama was accomplished
by thc connivance of President Roose
Secretary of State Hay made a cam
paign speech at Carnegie Hall, New
Thc Republican State Chairman ol
New Jersey claimed that State would
give 17,000 majority to Stokes for
Jerome Keough, of Buffalo, defeated
Charles Weston, "cow boy champion,"
125 to 94, in the championship pool
tournament at St. Louis. - Keough was
steady, and be made a high run of 333.
Thomas Hueston,' of St. Louis, is still
in the lead.
It was reported that the Union Pa
cific had secured au option on the Great
W. Y. Wyman Jones, millionaire
owner of mien sand railroads in Mis
souri, died in New York, aged 38.
He leaves a .widow, a sister of the
late Senator Hanna. He had a winter
residence at Thbmasville, Ga., and
was the founder'of Englewood, N. J.
NEWS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
Paragraphs of Minor Importance
Gathered From Many Sources.
Through the Scuth.
Miss Mary Worth Bagley, of a noted
North Carolina family, being pen
niless committed suicide in New York.
Mrs. James Longstreet, widow of th?
famous Confederate general, has beeil
appointed postmaster at Gainesville,
Capt. R. M. Hitch, who was In charge
of State troops at the time of the
lynching of two negroes at Statesboro,
S. C., was dismissed from the military
The navy will have a wireless tele
graph system in operation next week
from the Nantucket lightships.
Secretary of War Taft replied to
Judge Parker on the Philippine ques
tion in a speech at Newark.
The State Department has sent notes
to American diplomats abroad looking
to a reconvention of The Hague con
Ex-Attorney-General Knox has issu
ed a statement replying to the speeches
of Judge Parker and ex-President
The Supervising Inspectors.-of the
Steamboat Inspection Service are in
session in Washington to suggest
changes in inspection regulations.
In the North.
"Congregational Day" was ce^brated
nt the St. Louis Fair. f<
The triennial general convention of
the Episcopal Church closed in Bos
Beginning October 31, Senator Fair
banks is scheduled to make 67 speeches
Mrs. Nellie Thompson, of Peoria, 111.7
died after an encounter in a railway
station with the son of John G. Hig
gins, whom she expected to meet.
Judge Alton B. Parker, addressing
a New Jersey delegation at Esopus, N.
Y-, renewed his charges of Republican
Ex-President Grover Cleveland made
a vigorous speech in advocacy of
Parker, Dav/s and Herrick at a great
mass-meeting in Carnegie Hall, New
The Harlan & Hollingsworth plant of
the United States Shipbuilding Com
pany was sold under a court decree at
Wilmington, Del., and was bought by
the reorganization committee- -
Trafalgar Day was obsejrted in Great
Britain and her colonies.
The British mission in Tibet res?med
its journey to the Chuhbi valley.
The French Chamber of Deputies de
bated the rupture of relations with the
Vatican, but did not reach a vote.
Great Britain refused to allow Ger
many to use Walfish Bay for landing
troops to be used against the Hereros
In southwest Africa.
The Russians unsuccessfully bom
barded Shakhe station, Manchuria, but
most of thc armies of Kuropatkin and
Oyama remained inactive.
The Atlantic Transport Line steamer :
Massachusetts was reported agrounc 1
off the Bahama Islands.
The officers and crew of the British
steamer Kalvin, from New York, were
rescued after great hardships at sea.
An aeronaut maneuvering in an air
ship high above the World's Fair
Czar Nicholas sent a telegram to
King Edward expressing his regret for
the North sea blunder and practically
General Kuropatkin was appointed
commander-in-chief of the Russian
land forces in Manchuria.
The trial of four French colonels on
charges growing out of the Dreyfus
case began in Paris.
Hon. W. J. Bryan is quoted as aying
his Indiana tour has given him confi
dence in a Democratic victory in that
At Denver W. Bourke Cockran de
nounced the present tariff as a system
Senator Fairbanks continued his
stumping tour into Michigan.
The United States Steel Corpora
tion's quarterly report showed a large
falling off in net earnings.
Five men "beating a ride' on a
Wabash freight train were killed in
Cornelius Van Colt, Postmaster of
New York city, died suddenly.
The Lake Mohonk Conference con
sidered the problem of forbidding the
introduction of liquor into the State
or States to be created out of the In
Vive-Admiral Rojestvensky, com
mander of the Baltic fleet, who has
arrived at Vigo, Spain, says the firing
cn the British fishing vessels was un
The Russian army in Manchuria is
highly pleased at General Kuropat
kin's appointment as commander-in
Colonel Mareschal. at the Paris court
martial growing cf the Dreyfus case,
testified that large sums were paid to
a spy called "Austerlitz."
The special 'rain in which James
Speyer, the Xew York banker, was
traveling in Mexico was derailed while
i going 75 miles an hour, but no one was
I In his annual report. Admiral Har
ris, Paymaster-General of the Navy,
makes recommendations with thc view
uf improving thc personnel of the pay
The submarine boat Simon Laxe X
will be launched at Newport News to
King George of Greece li visiting
THE TRIAL OF TO?
Progress of Peculiar Case in Virginia
TWO WITNESSES GO ON TOE STAND
A Lynchburg Attorney Retained tn*
Place of the Counsel Who WSB ]
Taken III-Prisoner Bursts Into
Tears When His Brother, Dr. Frank
McCue, Narrates the Finding of tho
Body-Dr. C. S. Venable Describee
the Wounds of McCue and thc De
eased-Gunshot Wound tn Mrs.
McCues's Breast Powder-Marked.
Charlottesville, Va., Special.-The
McCue trial, which opened regularly
cn Monday, has made satisfactory pro
gress. Tuesday and Wednesday were
occupied in hearing testimony.
Charles Skinner, tho negro who tes
tified that he heard the crying of a
woman, and then a shot coming from
ihe McCue house, recounted his testi
mony at the request of jurors, iii an
swer to a question, he sai dbe heard
the "coarse" crying, like that of a
man, a little after the shot was fired,
?i?d before he heard a man running
down the street.
W. J. Walker testified that he and
his wife entered their home, nerst
door to the McCue residence, abolit
20 minutes to 9. ott the night of Sep
tember 4. and were in the front of
their house some little time before.
Me said they heard, no crying and
no alarm until they were informed of
the shooting by a passer-by.
Virginia Bragg, a telephone.opera
tor, testified that on the night of Sep
tember 4, the defendant "r??g m," and
his first remark wa3 "give me some
ene." Then he asked for the resi
dence of Mrs. T. J. Williams. Miss
Bragg said she informed Mr. McCue
that the line was busy, whereupon he
said not to tell him thc 'phone was
busy, as some one was in the house
and had shot and probably killed his
wife. Witness then gave the Wil
liams residence, when he repeated
that some one was in the house and
probably "had killed Fannie;" At
the instance of Mrs. Williams, witness
phoned to the police station to send
some one to Mr. McCue's residence at
The witness had no recollection
that Mr. McCue had called up Dr. Mc
Cue, the police station or any one else,
h^^n?cTTiot" V"vur^-c ".-. ?^fe^jss
Lillie Bu sie, who operated the tele
phone switchboard upon which was
Mr. McCue's number, said she did not
recall a call for DP. McCue for the
Mr. Conway, business manager ot
The Daily Progress, testified to a re
ward of $1.000 offered by the accused.
J. S. White, an attorney, said that
in the course of a conversation with
the accused at the jail, the latter said
to him that for the last four or five
years his life had been "a perfect
hell," and that "that woman" was the
most jealous he ever knew, and that
he had worked hard to build a happy
home. While he could not say that
the accused spoke of his wife in an
affectionate way, the witness said he
spoke of ber in a respectful manner.
William Hurley, a negro who had
worked for Mr. McCue, said that some
three or four years ago he heard Mr.
MeCue say something about his wife
being jealous and something about its
effect on his life or his pleasure, wit
ness could not remember definitely
what the language was. This witness
said Mr. McCue told him that he saw
the man who came in the house in
the mirror as the latter passed his
door, and that Mrs. McCue was in the
bath room; also that the accused told
him at the jail that he thought too
much of his wife and family to do
what he was accused of doing. The
shot gun in evidence, he said, was
kept between the wardrobe and the
wall, and the cartridges in the ward
R. T. W. Duke, formerly judge of
thc court in which the McCue trial
is now being conducted, said the ac
cused told him that he heard a noise
when he got home from church the
night of the tragedy, and that he grap
pled with a man in the passage, broke
away from him, but was knocked
down and his gun taken away from
Charlottesville, Va., Special.-The at
torneys for ex-Mayor McCue, charged
with the murder of his wife, who an
nounced late Tuesday that because of
the illness of Mr. Harmon, chief coun-?
sel for the defendant, that they felt
they could not proceed further, stated
at the opening of the court that they
had decided to go%on. Mr. Coleman,
attorney from Lynchburg, has been re
tained in Mr. Harmon's place.
Dr. Frank McCue, a brother of the
defendant, was the first witness. He
was called to the home of the accusod
about 9:15 on the night of the tragedy
He said when be got inside the house
he met the brother now on trial at-the
staircase, who said to him that there
was someone in the house who had at
tacked him and "probably had shot
Fannie,'1 his wife. He detailed the
finding of the dead body of Mrs. McCue,
clad in a night robe in a bath tub
on the second floor, and described the
wounds, there being one on the right
ear, another on the left side of the
breast. The water was running in the
tub at thc time. On coming out of th&
bath-room, witness told his brother of
the finding of the body, when the lattei
exclaimed: "Oh, my darling wife!" As
the witness repeated this, the accuseo
buried his face in a handkerchief and
burst into tears. The witness also told
of the finding of a gun and a baseball
bat in the bath-room, the latter bearing
a red stain near the end. The exhibits
were identifiers by witnesses. The gut
was a repealing shotgun. Witness be";
lieved his brother came into the door
way of the bath-room and saw thc dead -t
body. On entering the bath-room the
odor of burnt gunpowder was present na
witness said. On meeting his brothe sh
in the house he asked where bis wif c0;
was, when the accused, he said toi w
him to "go look for Fannie." He sai
he could get no replies to ais questior lh<
from his brother; that he seemed dazd ch
and that when he went to attend I \l0
brother later he offered him a stim ^
lant, which was declined. The witne
said he observed a wound on hie brot
er's cheek, from which blood waa dril
ping on his flhUt. \> be;
POjf ARTHUR LULL ENDS
Third Antral 'Attack Reported to
Have;,Bcflun Last Monday and E3en
St i 11. i riVs P r o g re ss at Last Accounts
Wec?nway--Russians' Only Smoke-*
less Magazine Exploded, Causing a
Fire Wffiich Spread Into the Town
Japanese Gairl R?hlun?i Mountain,
A thir??general attack on Port Ar
thur, is ^ported to have begun on
October^th, and to have been still
In progr?s .on the 26th. On the lat
ter "day):the Russians' only smokeless
powd?r-jm?g?zine was exploded, the
fire "spreeing to the town and raging
all through the day, Russian trenches
on the Et?ope of Rihlung Mountain
were, tak^h by the Japanese. In the
vlcihltyv'# the ?hake river there have'
been-hq^levelopments of mordeflt.
Armies in Close Touch.
Mukd?? By Gable.-The attack by
the Japanese oh the B?d?Qist temple
hill on^c^pb?r 27?h?Mti? t? aharp*
fightibg^'Tb? J?pah?s? artillery
played/ on? the position from ??fly ih
the morning, rendering the trenches
untenabl||:sshells and shrapnel sweep
ing everything and demolishing all
the shelters. Two machine guns with
th? b?tt?tioh defending the hill were
smasheaMan? dis?bied; but the de
fendahts.carried off the remains of the
g?iis Wfatih .they wer? forced to re
tire.' T?f?C j?pah?s? ihf?ntry attack
under c?jer of the bombardment Wild
rnad? Ih'-?lbse order. There was des
perate hand td hand rigging in the
trenches>ffollowed by a counter-al'??k
with thej|bayonet. The Japanese fin
illy gained the hill, but were unable
Lo hold #t ia the face of the deadly
There ?"lias been a number of skir
mishes ' Mbng the Wh?le front, but no
development- of any s?rlous Import
t?as yet . appeared, though the armies
ire In the closest touch and a gener
al ?ngagG'm?rit may be precipitated
3ft any time. At one point the (fench
?s are only four hundred yards apart.
They are separated by a small
stream, Vilich is the only water sup
ply itt t?? neighborhood.
By ?US??l cotisent there is no fir
ing on the water carrier's, who visit
:he streajn with buckets.
Several- positions have already
manged-liands many times. It is re
fited that itt one village, which had
leei? taken .and. retaken by the same
ned dpi b?t:h sid?s; Captain P?lk?noff,
itt bel?gt aiit?n b?t ??? d?y, l?ft tl
lote In the hut where he had paS?t?tl
:he nighty saying he would like tc?
enow the name of the Japanese offi
?er whq?was In the habit of occiipy
ng th?"3rut in his absence. A little
ater Captain Polkanoff retook the vii
?ge? a??'going thr?ugh his old qti?r-1 ,
?fa, fbtfnd th? fdli?wing not? iii per- .
"I am.vC?ptain Yamata. I would be ,
rre?tly, pleased to make Captain Polk- \
. There.'?is, uhusuai qt???t ?long the
vhole fn?nt;. The Russians are in the
labif of(?.harassing the Japanese at
rench 'n;>ar Sinchinpu, causing grear,
onfuaioa. The Russian scouts also ,
[isebver?d that the Japanese are mov '
hg mauiy batteries; to the front, \
hough ?s y?t ?li h?ve heed car'elly j
Will Not Be Removed.
Vigo, Spain, By Cable-Inquiries here t
ail to obtain the slightest confirma
ion of the report published in the Uni
?d States that Vice Admiral Rojest
ensky has requested Em? ?r?r Nicho
as to relieve him of his command. The
tussian consul general here said to the
issoclat?d Press that he was not aware
hat the^e any question of replacing , ,
he admiral and that he did not be
ieve suih a proposition had ever been
It is believed the international inves
igation/here of the North Sea incident
ias begun. The British cruiser Lan- ^
aBter, phich was here for some time | j
esterdiy, and departed In the evening
fter hjr commander had conferred
'.'ith Vice Admiral Rojetvensky on
loard tie Russian flagship Knaiz Sou
'aroff, j-eturned today, and there was p
nother,conference between British and
tussiarj naval comanders on" board the ? ?j
lagshinpf the latter. Subsequently, the t(
.aheas?r ' sailed for Villagariera, Sl
vhere f is supposed the British chan- t(
iel flee has assembled. p
Thenare five British warships crnis
ng offfVigo, evidently watching the p
lusslat vessers here, j.
The banish Foreign office has given a
mt a statement to the effect that Rus- t]
<ia bal asked Spain's permission for n
he shps of Admiral Rojestveusky's t]
.quadrjn to remain in Vigo until the (]
nvesti;ation of the North Sea affair ^
-ball hve been concluded. Spain, ac- t?
:ordin|'to the official statement, con- tl
niltedwith the representatives of the t1
?evera powers, who gave their appro- tj
.al. TJe authorization, however, ap- jr
?lies nly to Russian vessels now at ^
^Cantemalan Ant No Failure.
Hou'ton, Texas, Special-Dr. B. T.
lallo^y has received a telegram from
he Ajricultural Department at Wash
ngtoi asking if it were true that he
lad ffen out an interview stating that
he C.atemallan ants were a failure as
Loll jveevll enemies. Dr. Galloway
?ron]tly answered that the interview
Lvasijot true; that Collins and G?ll
ivqudgo to Guatemala as originally In
tone! and further study the ants Iii
Hie- native habita. Dr. Galloway has
?us returned from Victoria,, where he
loped after the ants, and expressed
lihself as satisfied wi h the work now
brig? done with them by Dr. Webber
au Er. Hunter.
Japs Capture Guns.
,'okio, By Cable.-A telegram re
eved from Manchurian headquarters
'On October 21 there was no change
ported in the front of all our armies."
;'Further investigation shows the
im ber pf guns captured by our left
my to have been 43. the left column
king 27 and the right column 16. The
igons, munitions, etc., which have
en captured have not yet been
Shooting Affair at Danvilli.
Danville, Va., Special.-S. H. Bucha
n, a banker of JonesUoro, Ga., was
ot in this city and is in. a critical
ndition. He was in the room of Mrs.
. T. White, at the latter's home, at
j time, and she has been arrested,
arged with the crime. She declares,
wever, that it was a case of attempt
suicide. Buchanan is .said to have a [ ch
fe living in Georgia. Mrs. White ca
i's she knew Buchanan in Georgia] ta
fore coming to Virginia, Hi
THE HAGUE COURT
Will Be Called I'pun to Settle Some
MR. NAY ISSUES A CIRCULAR NOTE
President's Promise to the Peace Con
gress at St Louis Redeemed
Through \he Secretary of State,
Who Says That the International
Conference of 1899 Left Various
Matters For a Future Conference- i
Progress of the Russo-Japanese War
No Obstacle, Inasmuch as the Unit
ed 'States and Spain Had Not Con
cluded Peace on the Prior Occasion.
Washington. Special.-In a circular
note, Secretary Hay has carried out
the president's instructions relative to
proposing a second Hague conference.
The note not only contemplates the re
assembling of the Hague conference
fdr the consideration of the questions
specifically mentioned by the original
conference, as demanding further at
tention, such as. the rights and duties
Of neutrals, the inviolability of privato
property In nnval warfare and the
bombardment of ports by naval forces,
but giiSa ?rt further by practically en
dorsing the project of a general sys
tem of arbitration treaties. -
The issue of the call while the pres
ent war ls. in progress is justified by
the fact that the first Hague confer
ence was cajjed before our treaty of
peace with Spain was conciud?d;
Mr. Hay's letter says that the Hague
:onferenc? Cf 1899 marked an epoch in
the history of nations and that a great
?vork was accomplished, although cer
tain phrases of the general subject
(V?re left for a future conference. The
letter ascribes to the Inter-Parlimen
tary Union considerable credit for pre
paring the nations for the conference,
ind says that this union at St Louis
recently requested the president to call
? second conference of the Hague. It
"In accepting this trust, the presi
lent was not unmindful of the fact,
io vividly brought home to all the
tforld, that a great war is now in pro
cess. He r?-called the circumstanes
it the time when, on August 24. 1898,
si? m?j?styi the Emperor of Russia,
jent forth His invitation to the nations
:o meet in the interests of peace, the
United States and Spain had morely
salted in their' struggle to devise
means 6f peace.
"While at the present moment an.
^A?^t^?^f^-^P the parties now con*
sting war is no reason why the nit-'
linns should relax the efforts they have
io. successfully made hitherto toward
he adoption of rules of conduct which
nay make more remote the chances
br future ttar? between them. In
?899, the conference of the Hague
iealt solely with the larger problems
vbich confronted all nations, and as
?umed no function of intervention or
iuggestion in the settlement of the
erms of peace between the United
States and Spain. It might be the
ame with a rc-assembled conference
it the present time. Its efforts would
laturally lie in the direction of further
edification of the universal Ideas of
ight and justice, which we call inter
tational law; its mission wouJd be to
;ive them future effect.
"The president directs that you will
ring the foregoing considerations to
he attention of the minister of for
Ign affairs of the government to
/hich you are accredited and, in dls
reet conference with him, ascertain to
rhat extent that government is dis
osed to act in the matter.
"Should his excellency invite augges
ton as to the character of questions
3 be brought before the proposed
econd peace conference, you may say
3 him that, at this time it would seem
remature to couple the tentative invl
ition thus extended with a categorical
rogramme of subjects of discussion,
t is only by comparison of views that
general accord can be reached as to
tie matters to bc considered by tho
ew conference. It is desired that in
.ie formulation of a programme tho
istinction should be kept clear be
reen the matters which belong to
ic province of international law and
lose which are incuivmtional as be
veen Individual gov? n.ments. Among
ie broader general questions aft'ect
ig the right and justice of the rela
on of soverjen stales, which were
len relegated to a f\lurc conference
"The rights and duties of neutrals;
ie inviolability of private property
i naval warfare; and thc bombard
ier of ports, towns and villages by a
aval force. The other matters men
oned in the final act take the form
; suggestions for consideration by in
"The three points mentioned cover a
rge field. The first, especially touch
ig the rights and duties of neutrals,
of universal impportance. Its right
il disposition affects the interests and
ell-being of all the world. The ncu
al is something more than an on
oker. His act of ommision or com
ission may have an influence-direct
it tangible-on a war actually in
.ogress; whilst, on the other hand.
i may .suffer from thc exigencies of
ie belligerents. It is this phase of]'
arfare which deeply concerns thc
or ld at large.
"Other matters closely affecting the
ghts of neutrals, are the distinction
i be made between absolute and con
tional contraband of war, and the
violabi?ty of tho official and private
?rrespondence of neutrals.
"As for the duties of neutrals toward
e belligerent, thc field is scarcely loss
.oad. One aspect deserves mention,
om thc promiiienecc it has acquired
iring recent times; namely, thc
catment due to refugee belligerent
lips in neutral ports."
Gibraltar, By Cable-Four Russian
rpedo boat destroyers passed through
e Straits, eastward-bound, this fore
ion, shadowed^by a British torpedo
at. The British Mcritcrrancan squad
n has been signaled twenty miles dis
nt Thu British mobilization manocu
es at Gibraltar were brought to a
jse Sunday. This is regarded as indi
ting that no apprehension is enter
Ined of further complications with J
A Mild Question Thal Soothed.
In one of the parlor cars of a train
"?pading its -way to thia city a man
who looked the typical "sport" was
making himself obnoxious, and all
the 'Other passengers uncomfortable
by the continuity and senselessness
of his "kicks." He had the porter in
every few minutes to complain about
something. That was bad enough,
but at length he grew profane. It
seemed as if any attempt to check
the flow of his evil language must
lead to a fight. A benevclent-look
ing ojd man who sat next to him
proved, however, that a mild ques
tion as well as a mild answer will
turn away wrath. Just after the
"sport" had indulged himself in an
other violent outburst of profanity
the cid man bestowed upon him a
gentle glance through his gold,
rimmed spectacles, ana with the ut
most gravity drawled out the inno
"Say, my brother, There do you
A roar of laughter went up from
the car, the "sport" himself had to
griu, and the rest cl the journey to
the city was mads in peace and
quiet.-New York Press.
The cost cf the pension roll fa $1.72
a year for every max, woman and
child In th? United States.
Alive ?nd Dead Passengers.
Carter Harrison, mayor of Chicago,
"while on his way west chanced to
meet an acquaintance, and together
they traveled, chatting about boyhood
-days. The conductor came along,
?took up the ticket of the acquaintance,
placed a tag on his hat, nodded pleas
antly to the mayor and, without ex
amining the latter's pass, went on.
"Thank you," said the acquaintance
to the conductor.
"What did you say that for." asked
"Why, for the manner in which he
distinguished between us and for in
dicating that I am still classed among
"I fail to understond," declared the
"It appears to me as very evident,"
observed the mayor's companion cau
tiously, "that the conductor does not
consider it necessary to label a dead
Prolific Old Apple Tree.
Close to the shore ol Eastern river
in West Dresdeu, Me., there is an ap
ple tree which has few equals. It
stands thirty feet high, measures ten
feet and three inches around and
spreads fifty feet. Its owner. Mr. Ham,
has gathered in some years thirty
bushels of apples from this tree, which
is said to be more than 100 years old.
One Carload Received,,,
and more coming in, which includes the following HOLIDAY GOODS.
Boys wagons, Goat carts. Hobby Horses. Sho>FIys Velocipedes
find Tricycle. A large an I nue assortment worth selling.
Seven cases of Chase's fuie plush and baavsrjrobes from $1.25 td
$25.00. Remember the Babcock vehicles.
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Quality considered they are
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at Forty-Five Dollars, with
stool and box. Freight paid
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AND DEALER IN
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The Leading Grocers of Augusta Ga.f
g)&rW. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Edgefield County are with us
and want to see you.
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture and house furniehing?
is complete. A Large 6tock.
COFFINS and CASKETS.
always on hand. AU calls for our Hearse prompt
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omiston, ^ South Carolina.