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KDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, M AUCH 22,1905.
The More Conservative
Said to Favor
RETREAT TO flARBIN ?S ON AGAIN
Russian Ministers Argue That Noth
ing Could be Lost and Sympathy
Would be Gained if Japan Should
Prove Unreasonable-Minister of
.War Says Fair Terms Would be to
Japan's Advantage by Giving Her
a Good Neighbor-Linevitch Can
Be Given an Army of 400,000 Men
Without a New Moblization.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-While
Emperor Nicholas, whose word is fin
al, still declines to abandon the prose
cution of the war, and the government
maintains its ability to continue the
conflict, it can be authoritatively
stated that powerful influences, in
cluding several of the Emperor's own
ministers, are now strongly urging
that the time has come to indicate
to Japan Russia's desire for peace up
on a reasonable basis. Should Japan
then attempt to impose too onerous
conditions; these influences argue that
in view of the universal wish to see
the bloody conflict ended, Russia's
position will be strengthened abroad
by the alienation of sympathy from
Japan, and the situation improved at
home' when the nation is made to un
derstand that the Emperor's pacific
proposals have been met with im
possible terms. The Minister of War
"Russia has a hard task, fighting
the war against such adversaries,
6,000 miles from home, and I contend
that she can make a dignified peace,
without glory, but not without honor.
As the victor on land and sea, Japan
can afford to remember, as Bismarck
did at the conclusion of the Austro
Prussian war, that two countries
which must live through the long fu
ture as neighbors may need each
other's friendship. Japan may con
sider the time propitious, on account
of the situation in European Russia,
to try ""and crush us. Suppose, for the
sake of argument, she succeeded in
finally forcing a humiliating peace, it
would not be more than an armed
? truce. Russia is too big and power
ful to retire permanently from the
field: The clouds at home eventually
will roll away. With the army and
navy reorganized, in five, ten or fifteen
years, there will come inevitably our
revenge. No permanent peace is pos
sible now or later unless Japan is
To the suggestion of the possibility
of an alliance between Russia and
Japan, the Minister said:
"A reasonable peace must first be
"Broadly speaking, Russia's renun
ciation of her entire Manchurian poli
cy should satisfy Japan's claim. She
could have her protectorate over Ko
rea, such privileges on the Kowontong
Peninsula and at Port Arthur as the
powers would not ?ppose, and the Chi
nese Eastern Railway be placed under
international control, Russia maintain
ing her rights to a railway line
through northern Manchuria to Vladi
Has Handed Over Command.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-A tele
gram from General Kuropatkin to Em
peror Nicholas, dated March 17, says:
"In accordance with the orders of
your majecty received March 16, I
handed over to General Linveitch to
day- the command of the land and sea
forces operating against the Japan
General Linevitch, in a telegram to
the Emperor under the same date,
"In pursuance- of the orders of yous
majesty of March 16, I assumed com
mand of all our forces, miiltary and
naval, operating against the Japan
Denver, Col., Special.-James H. Pea
body won his contest for I?^? office Of
Governor of Colorado, from which he
retired on January 10, after serving
a term of two years, but his victory
was achieved only after he had given
his pledge to resign and surrender the
chair to Lieutenant Governor Jesse F.
The News of the Day.
Thc Marquis of Anglesey, who was
known as the "Clothes and Jewel Man
iac," died at Monte Carlo, aged 30
A new intrigue forced three of the
Sultan's trusted to flee from the pal
ace at Constantinople.
The Russian defeat at Mukden was
a great disaster, but St. Petersburg
states the "war will go on to-the bit
Walter Hums Long has been appoint
ed to succeed George Wyndham as
Chief Secretary for Ireland.
A heavy gale prevails along the
Gen. Gonvalez Valencia has renounc
ed the Vice-Presidency of Columbia.
The illness of Grand Duke Vladimir
ol Russia has taken a turn for the
American Ambassador to Russia
George Voa L. Meyer, has leased the
?famous Klein-Michel Palace, an SA.
Guests and attendants at the Hotel
Astor, New York, became involved
in - ~ -M. as a result of which a dozen
squired the attention of sur
i .orge Schistier shot and killed his
ne'^hbor, his wife and son and then
st. fire to their house; he was shot
dfid after seriously wounding two po
licemen and his wife dropped dead on
hearing-of the tragedy.
Judge Peter S. Grosscup talked to
the newly formed Economic Club of
Providence, R. I., on corporations, say
ing they had come to stay.
Special Government agents are said
to have been investigating extensive
coal land frauds in Utah.
The new House office building is to
contain 436 offices and a large caucus
if the Russian Ministers
A couple of brief messages iTom
General Kuropatkin dated. March 16
"The rear guard of our army was
engaged March 15 on a ridge south
east of Tie Pass. At night the rear
guard fell back to a position at the
bend of the Liao river, near the vil
lage of Kamluitza, without being
pressed by the enemy.
"On March 16 our army continued
their march. On March 15 the town
of Fokoman, (25 miles northeast of
Mukden) was occupied by Chinese ban
On To Harbin.
Tokio, By Cable.-Beyond thc general
retirement of the Russian along the
railway northward, little is known here
of the details of the past three days'
events in Manchuria. Various reports of
the number of additional Russian pris
oners captured are in circulation. One
estimate is 20,000. It is impossible to
confirm the reports.
There is much speculation over the
extent of the Russian retirement. Har
bin is regarded as a logical base, but it
is suggested that they may attempt to
hold that Kirin line. The country be
tween Kiayaim and Sungari is inhospi
Formerly the conservative element in
high councils oi' Japan favored setting
a limit to the Manchurian advance.
It opopsed advancing to Harbin, but
the results of the victory at Mukden
are removing opposite and the bulk
of opposition and conservative judg
ment now favovs pressing advantages
and carrying the war to tue utmost lim
Tokio Celebrates Victory.
Tokio, By Cable.-Thirty thousand
persons went to Mibiya Pass to attend
exercises commemorative of the Jap
anese victory at Mukden. Members
of the cabinet, the elder statesmen,
many officers of the army and navy
and members of the Diet were present.
Mayor Ozaiki read a congratulatory
telegram to be sent Field Marshal
Oyama, on behalf of thc municipality,
the crowd cheering its approval.
Lieutenant General Terauchi, Minis
ter of War, and Admiral Yamamoto,
Minister of the Navy, spoke on behalf
of the army and navy, respectively,
thanking the people for the support
they had given the government during
Battery Officers Negligent.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-The ver
dict of the court-martial which tried
the officers and men of several bat
teries of artillery, from one cf which
a shell was fired during the blessing
of the waters of the Neva on Janu
ary 19. scattering missies in the vici
nity of the Imperial Palace, was an
nounced by Captain Davidoff and sub
Lieutenant Kurzeiff, of the Seventh
Battery, First Regiment, Horse Ar
tillery of the Guard, were found guil
ty of neglect of duty and sentenced
to be dismissed from the army and to
imprisonment in a fortress; Davidoff
to one year and a half and Kurzeiff to
a year and five months. Sub-Lieu
tenant Roth, Jr., was sentenced to
imprisonment to a year and four
months; Lieutenant Roth, Sr., to de
tention in quarters for three months,
and two gunners to detention with
disciplinary batallions for two years.
The court found there was no con
nection on the part of any of those
on trial with a plot to assassinate the
Kuropatkin at Tie Pass.
Tokio, By Cable-A dispatch from
the headquarters of the Japanese ar
mies in the field dated Sunday says:
"According to statements, made by
prisoners, the force of the enemy re
sisting us south of Tie Pass Wed
nesday, March 15, consisted of three
divisions. General Kuropatkin per
sonally commanded during the battle
in the neighborhood of Tie Pass,
Tuesday, March 14."
Cracksman Get GCod Haul.
Petersburg, Tenn., March IC-The
vault in the bank of Petersburg was
blown often and all the cash
taken. The amount stolen is reported
to be $4.000. The bank of Petersburg
is a state institution. The officials
say the thieves secured $7,000. 'fha
steel vault was blown wita nitro
glycerine and the strong box emptied.
The burglars escaped.
Spoke Men Meet.
Nashville, Tenn., Special-The As
sociation of Spoke and Hub Manu
facturers' of the South met here Thurs
day. Peter Lesh, of Memphis, is pres
ident. The object of the meeting is
to combine all spoke manufacturers of
finished and slub-head spokes in the
South and Southwest, and establish a
system of uniform grade and price,
and to amalgamate with the Northern
Mr. J. P. Dawley. senior counsel for
Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick, criticised
the verdict and said there were too
many farmers on the jury.
Roy Hildcrbrand, 14 years old. of'
Pittsburg, sent a letter to his parents
stating he is held for ransom in West
The Senate maintains a dignified,
firm opposition to the Administration.
Charles F. Booker, of Connecticut,
has been selected for the active chair
manship of the Republican National
Richmond Daughters of the Confed
eracy have decided to return to Massa
chusetts the captured battle flag of the "
Eighteenth Massachusetts Regiment.
Morgan Makes Charges.
Washington, Special-Senator Mor
gan occupied practically the entire
time in the discussion of the Santo
Domingo treaty in legislative session
of the Senate Thursday. He made a
sensational speech, in which he charg
ed that William Nelson Cromwell, of
New York, who Tvas prominently con
nected with the sale of the Panania
Canal property to the United States,
was the prime mover in a scheme to in
fluence the United States in the finan
cial affairs of the Dominican govern
Three New Buildings-Now in Course
Clinton, Special-When the Thorn
well Orphanage lost two of its very
best buildings by fire last November,
it looked as if the crown of glory of
the institution had departed. But the
generous aid of the good people of this
and adjoining States entirely relieved
Ihe immediate pressure in the way cf
beddingi provisions and other property
lost, and the treasurer of the building
fund was promptly provided with
funds wherewith to begin work. And
cn the day following the first rebuild
ing work was begun.
Three buildings will take the place
of the two that were burned. The
first to be completed will be the El
dridge Fowler cottage and kitchen.
This is a large brick building, its out
side measures being 70 by 9G feet,
costing a little above $3,000. It will
be usgd for the dwelling for tlie young
girls in their monthly turns at cook
ing; it will be presided over by the
matron, and several children will be
permanent residents in it. It contains
also the store room, 'the dairy, the
kitchen and the distributing room.
As there will be 12 cottages, widely
separated from each other there arose
immediately the problem as to the
best way of provisioning the children.
The former plan was the assembling
of all in one dining room. The insti
tution has now outgrown the old hall.
It was, therefore, thought best to
have a seperate kitchen, but to ar
range for. dining rooms in each cot
tage, distributing the provision at
each meal. The plan is working well
so far and will be given several years'
trial. The Eldrige Fowler cottage
will be in use in a few weeks.
The second building taken hold of
was the Memorial Hall. This building
was of granite. After careful examin
ation, it was found that a large part
of the walls could be used. Much of
it had to be taken down, but all has
been rebuilt on the old lines and in
the course of six weeks it will be
again in use, not as heretofore for the
kitchen and dining room, but rather as
a pince to feed the mind, for the high
er classes of the school will be taught
To Develop Cherokee Shoais.
Anderson, Special.-It is probable
that a. company will be formdlly or
ganized during the spring for the de
velopment of the fine water power at
Cherokee shoals on Savannah river.
The preliminary arrangements have
been made, and it is not thought that
there will be any great difficulty in
carrying the plans of the promoters
through. Cherokee shoals are situat
ed about three miles from Calhoun
Falls on the Seaboard railway, and
form but one of the many undeveloped
water powers along the whole course
of Savannah river almost down to Au
gusta. The purpose of the promoters
is to develop the water power for the
use of manufacturing plants in both
States. They do not intend to engage
in manufacturing themselves, but sim
ply to furnish power to others. It is
estimated by the engineers that the
shoals will furnish between 6,000 aud
8,000 horse power.
The office of tue comptroller general
is busy making up lists of delinquents
who have not complied with the law in
reference to the filing of reports in
the franchise tax matter. There are
many delinquents, and the lists when
prepared will be sent to the auditors
of the respecthe counties. The names
of these corporations were secured
from the books in the office of the sec
retary of state and from the acts of
the legislature for the last 15 years.
In Charleston county the names of
delinquent corporations will fill 1.0
typewritten pages. In other' counties
there are many companies which may
be held for the penalty of $500 for fail
ure to comply with the law.
Comptroller General Jones deposit
ed $25,000 received from this
franchise tax law. This dons not in
clude the checks from railroads ami
from a number of smaller corporations.
Iudeed there will be about three times
this amount yet to be paid, as tftc
final date for payment is April 1.
Thanks Miss Hubbard.
Anderson. Special.-The legislating
of the State of Maine at its recent
session passed resolutions warmly
commending the services of Miss Lo
nora C. Hubbard, of this city, for car
ing for the graves of six Federal sol
diers buried in the cemetary of the
First Presbyterian Church. The reso
lutions arc engrossed on parchment
and are signed by the secretary ol
state and chairman of the committee
on military of thc Maine general as
sembly. They wore forwarder! to Mis?
Hubbard by the governor of thc State
and read as follows:
"Resolved, That thc thanks of this
body be extended to Miss Lenora C
Hubbard, of Anderson. South Caroli
na, in grateful and appreciative recog
nition of her noble and patriotic ser
vice of the people of this State ir
caring for- and honoring. the grave;
of certain soldiers, formerly citizen;
of this State, who died in defense ol
There has been considerable con
fusion in regard to an act passed b>
the legislature recently. Up to thal
time the law had required the pay
ment of one mill on every dollar ol
capitalization of companies being
chartered, when such capitalization ii
less than $100.000. But a new lau
requires the payment of not less thar
$10 for any charter fee. Heretofore
when a company of $5.000 capitaliza
tion was fe!ven P. charier, the fee wa
$5; now it is $10.
Two new banks were chartered In
the secretary of state. One was tin
Bank of Lowndesville. with a capita
of $25.000. The officers of the com
pany are B. F. Mauldin, president; T
D. Cooley, vice-president; R. H. Mose
ley, cashier. The president and tin
vice-president and the following com
pose the board of directors: I. H. Mc
Calla. E. R. Horton, Irvine Clcckley
J. W. Hardin. J. T. Latimer. D. L
Barnes, E. W. Harper.
The Marlboro Improvement Com
pany. of Bennettsvile, has applied fo:
a charter. Corporators arc B. IO
Moore, C. B. Crosland and P. B
Moore. Capitalization, $10,000.
RESCUERS BLOWN UP
Frightful Loss of Life in a West Vir
ginia Coal Mine
DEATH LIST NOW TWENTY-FOUR
Second Explosion Causes the Death of
the Entire Party Which Was En
deavoring to Recover ih? Blacken
ed Remains of the Victims of. the
First-Naked Flame in Contact
With Gar the Cause of the Origi
nal Tragedy-Heavens Lighted For
Miles by the Flames From the Drift
Charleston, W. Va,, Special.-AB the
result of horrible explosions in the
Rush Run and Red Ash mines", ftear
Thurmond, Saturday hight, 24 men ndy?
lie stark in death in the two mines. Ten'
of these were killed in the explosion
Saturday night; the other 14 were ia
rescuing party who went into the taine
Sunday morning to recover thc black*
eued remains of their fellow-workmen,
and were killed by a second explosion,
The first explosion seemed to sh?k? the
foundations of the mountaihs, add the
angry twin flash from the two neigh
boring drift mouths lighted up the
heavens for miles around. Soon.'from
the mining villages for several rniles-iip
and down the river, hundreds . of/peo
plo rushed to the scene of the dreadful
disaster. jj \
Thc first explosion wan caused' hy'ia
"naked" flame coming in contact-with
the gas. The flames leaped from'-tlie
di\ft mouth and set fire to ever,?th??g
in reach that was not blown from
harm's way by the force of therle$:
plosicn. The great drum by whicliltthe
loaded cars are run from the ' drift
mouth down the incline to the tip?le
and the empties drawn up, was blown
from its moorings and down the mouii
tain side COO feet, while the driijm
caught fire and was totally consumed.
The cars that stood at the mouth^bf
the mine were blown far down tow?rd?
the tipple, and much Of the track ht
the incline was destroyed; Th? rails
were twisted and the cross-ties whip
pofl from their beds in the ballest and
sent scorched and charred many yards
away. The big fan that furnished^ air
in the mine was so damaged that'-it
was several hours before it could ;he
started again. M.
After considerable time, the great
fan was repaired and the power turned
on, and it began drawing 100,000 cubic
feet of air through the charnel horise
each minute. ?A rescue party was form
ed and about 20 men entered the mine
in search of the bodies of- those who
had perished at the first explosion, the
men explored the mines for three
hours, putting up brattices so that
pure air should follow them where
ever they went. Finally some of them
came out and reported that the others
were too careless in going forward
faster than the good air was being
supplied and carrying at the same time
a "naked" light. At 3:45 another aw
ful explosion occurred, caused by the
gas coming in contact with the "naked"
flame of a miner's lamp, and fourteen
more souls were launched into eter
Mine Inspector Edward Pinckney ar
rived on the ground Sunday and took
charge of the rescue work.
The names of the band who lost
their lives in the attempt to get pos
session of the bodies of those who per
ished in the first explosion are:
Crockett -Hutchinson, Boyd county,
Ky., machinist; Peter Hutchison,
miner. Boyd county, Ky.; Norman
Hutchinson, miner, Boyd county, Ky.;
Thomas Bannister, fire boss and an
officer of the National Mine Workers'
Union. Fayette county, W. Va.;'Chas.
Winn, miner, Fayette counuty, W. Va.;
.Tomes Winn, miner. Fayette county,
W. Va.; Bratt Jackson, m.*ie boss,
Louisa. Ky.; George Hopkins, track
boss. Maiden. W. Va.; Henderson Mab
ly. Amerherst. Va.; E. W. Hinsman,
tradesman, Amerherst, Va.
No Clash Expected.
Birmingham. Ala... Special.-A dis
patch reaching this city early Sunday
morning by long distance telephone
of a clash between union and non
union miners at Adamsville.. was dis
proved by sheriffs who went there.
The rumor started from the accidental
shooting of Will Nicholson, a white
miner. Nothing resembling serious
trouble was had at the Murry mines.
Building Trades Convention.
New York. Special.-A call has been
issued for a general convention of em
ployers and employes in the building
trades to bc held here. One hundred and
eighty delegates will bc present, 90 em
ployers and 90 representatives of me
chanics. The 90 employers will repre
sent more than a thousand builders,
and thc 90 representatives of the
;;nions will represent a constituency of
about 100.000 workers. The only ques
tions which will come up relate strictly
to the arbitration which was adopted
in 1903 and which it is now proposed
Concessions to Mad Mullah.
Rome, By Cable.-In concluding
peace with Great Britain through the
mediation of Italy, the Mad Mullah
has obtained permission to occupy
definitely Illig, a village on Italian
; Territory, 1G0 miles from Obbia,
which was the base of operations in
(in; last campaign led by General Man
j ning. Coast rights are granted the
Mullah, qualified by a prohibition of
! rrade in arrangements and slaves.
Washington. Special-Minister Bo
wen has cabled the State Department
that the French minister at that place
has pretested to the Venezuelan Min
ister of Foreign Affairs against the
action of the government, which has
given notice to the French Cable Com
pany of its intention to annul its con
cession and seize its property. The
nature of the protest Is not given, nor
are any details in Mr. Bowen's dis
President Roosevelt made a speech
to the Irish at New York Friday
AN IMPORTANT MOVE
Large Milling Intrests To Try Re?
duction of Hours of Labor.
Union, Special.-A very important
move that may have far reaching ef
fects on cotton manufacturing inter
ests throughout the South will he in
augurated on Thursday, March lfith,
When the three big cotton mills, of
which Col. T. C. Duncan is president,
and Mr. W. B. (Tloiichsl.one superin
tendent, and the Excelsior Knitting
Mills, Mr. Emslie Nicholson president,
will voluntarily -reduce the G6 hours
per week schedule and adopt the 10
hour a day system.
The Duncan Mills, in which this
will be done, are the two Union cot
ton mills and Buffalo cotton mills, in
Union's suburbs, and the Excelsior
mills, which operate a total of 162,000
spindles and 4,400 looms, employ 2,
000 operatives and directly affect 7,
000 people. Though the work hours
each day have hecn shortened, the
wages paid spinners and piece work
ers will remain the same, and it is
believed that the product will . bf
equally as large and of better quality.
The matter of adopting a 10-hour a
day system has been under consider
ation for some time, and was today
officially decided upon by the board
of directors; and made known to the
public. It Is understood that the oper
atives in all the mills, having an inti
mation that the mill management was
favorably disposed to the plan, peti
tioned unanimously, agreeing to ac
cept the same wages for their work
as on the longer clay system, and the
disposition to curtail hours does not
signify that the mills are short on
cotton, as it is stated on highest au
thority that there is a supply on hand
to run all of them many months.
These adoption of this plan makes
these mills the only cotLon mills in
the South operating under the 10-hour
a day system, except in Virginia,
where it is law, and a few in North
Carolina. Whether or not the plan
will go into effect in Col. Duncan's
other mills, Sent?ca Cotton Mills and
Pine Creek Manufacturing Company,
at Camden, which together operate
30,000 spindles and 900 looms, has not
yet been announced. Neither can it
bc-joanie I today exactly whit the
other four large mills in Union county
will do about reducing hours.
Pardon's Asked and Refused.
Gov. Heyward last week pardoned
three convicts' whose terms had ex
pired or are about to expire and re
fused pardon to seven others. Some
of the cases have already attracted
Wm. S. Shipes, of Edgefield, after
having served two years of a sen
tence of three years for housebreak
ing* and larceny, was given a pardon.
He was sentenced in March, 1903, the
jury having been out two days and
two nights. All of the jurors asked
for the pardon and the judge and sol
icitor recommended it. There is said
to have been grave doubt as to the
Claude Dorn, also of Edgef.eld coun
ty, was convicted of having falsely
packed cotton. He had nearly finish
ed his term of servitude and his citi
zenship was restored on petition of
a number of people.
Tom Lambert, of Beaufort, received
a commutation of sentence from $75
to $50 on the charge of riot.
. The most notable case, on account
of the prominence of tho relatives of
the convict, was that of Sam Staggs,
of Spartanburg county. Staggs was
convicted of having killed John Chap
man three years ago. lt is now al
leged that he was convicted on per
jured testimony. Solicitor Sense and
Judge Ernesf Gary declined to recom
mend Staggs' pardon. The witness
alleged to bc guilty of perjury lias
r-ct been arrested and convicted of
that crime. Thone presenting the pe
tition in favor of Staggs make affidavit
that Eugene Norman, who was one of
the State's chief witnesses, stated
that he swore falsely at the trial, and
it was upon Norman's evidence that
conviction was" r.ecurcd.
Bill Mcclintock, of Laurens, is under
a ten years sentence on the charge
of manslaughter. No good reason was
given for interfering with the sen
tence. Bill killed Lee Phillips on the
30th of August, 1903. The deceased
had come to McClintock's house as a ?
boarder and had run off with McClin
tock's wife. Like George .Haynes,
Mcclintock waited a day or two before
going after his wife, and this operated
against him at the trial.
John Wax was convicted in Now
1-erry county of burglary and larceny,
and sentenced to serve fifteen months
on the chaingang. He has served all
of this time with the exception of two
months, but Governor Heyward saw
no reason why this should be taken
from his sentence.
A refusal was recorded in the appli
cation of John Johnson, who was sen
tenced to pay a fine of $100 or serve
30 days on the chaingang for assault
and battery in Greenwood county.
A refusal was given in the applica
tion in behalf of Austin White, of
Greenville, who i? under sentence for
The case or Glenn l-toagers is one or
particular interest. He was convict
ed in Union county on the charge of
rape. The papers asking for the par
don are numerous. Solicitor Sease
asks that the pardon be granted. The
mother of the girl in the case seeks a
pardon, and Judge Gage states he does
not remember the case, and does not
express any opinion. Ten of ihe jurors
ask for the pardon, but Governor Hey
ward was not of the opinion that lie
should interfere in such a case,
where a conviction has been had.
Killed on Reedy River Trestle.
Greenville, Special.-James Burgess,
watchman at the Carolina Mills, was
run over and instantly killed un tho
Reedy river trestle by Southern rail
way train No. 3G. arriving from At
lanta. Mr. Burgess lives at the Amer
ican Spinning Company's village and
was on his way home from his work.
The road from the Columbia and
Greenville Junction makes a sharp
curve between the junction and the
southern end of the trestle and it was
Impossible for the engineer to see the
trestle until he was on it.
WILL SUCCEED BATE
frazier Selected in Place of Deceased ?
CAUCUS ACTION IN TENNESSEE
Contest Expected to be Three-corner
ed, For the Late Senior Senator's
Seat, Resolves Itself Into the Choice
by Acclamation of the Present Gov
ernor, No Other Name Beirs' Pre
sented-Names of McMillin and
Taylor Withdrawn, After Test Vote
-Nominee 49 Years Old and New to
. Nashville, Tenn., Special-Governor
James B. Frazier w?s Wednesday af
ternoon nominated for United States
Senator by the Democratic caucu? of
the State Legislature. The vote was by
acclamation, no other name being pre
sented to the caucus. When that tody
convened, it was supposed the contest
was to be a three-cornered one, friends
Df former Governors Benton McMillin
and Robert L. Taylor having been ac
tively at work in their interests. A
test vote came, however, in an effort
to adjourn the caucus until Monday
next. The motion was defeated. 36 to
34, and it was apparent that the Fraz
ier men were in the majority. Friends
announced the withdrawal of ex-Gov
ernor Taylor and of Mr. i. -"Millen from
the race. The effort to postpone action
was productive of some talk fraught
with feelings, the phrases "snap judg'
ment" and "conspiracy" being rather
freely used. After the defeat of the mo
tion, however, Governor Frazier's nom
ination followed amidst much enthusi
asm, which continued through the Gov
ernor's graceful speech of accept
New Trial in Chadwick Case.
Cleveland, 0., Special.-The attor
neys for Mrs. Chadwick filed a mo
tion for a new trial on thc
ground of error in admititng incom
petent testimony, excluding competent
testimony and errors of law in the
trial. The motion raises technical
points as to the composition of the
jury and alleges that newly discovered
evidence is at hand which the defensa
could not with due prudence ajyl^iiU
gence have discovered in time to pres
sent at tl e trial. Judge Taylor will
probably set the time for the hearing
of argument of the motion today, and
it is expected that the arguments will
be made Thursday.
Two Men in Fatal Fight.
Gastonia, N. C., Special.-One of the
most shocking and deplorable trage
dies ever enacted in Gaston county
occurred at 12.30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at Harden, ten miles north
of Gastonia, when Mr. Earle G. Car
penter shot and killed Mr. A. M. Kale,
superintendent of the Nims Manufac
turing Company, of Mount Holly, and
was himself mortally wounded. Kale
died instantly. Carpenter is in a
precarious condition, and it is hardly
probable that he can live through the
The Murder of a Negro.
Charlotte, N. C., Special-With a
large lump of coal as a weapon, Andy
Hall, a negro laborer of this city, Wed
nesday committed an assault upon
George Gaffney, an employee of Mr.
C. B. Floumoy, and inflicted an in
jury from which death followed Si a
short while, at the Good Samaritan
Hospital, where he received every at
tention until the end came.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General.
Washington, Special.-The President
sent to the Senate the nomination of
Peter V. DeGraw, as Fourth Assistant
Postmaster General. Mr. McGraw is
a native of New Jersey, but has spent
most of his life in New York, Phila
delphia and Washington. He has had
great experience in newspaper work,
:n the telegraph business as manager
ii large corporate interests, and re
cently, as the eastarn representative
if the publicity department of the
\cusiann Purchase Exposition.
Forged Name to Application.
Valdosta, Ga.. Special.-Justice of
the Peace N. Chism, of Cutler, was
given a commitment hearing before
United States Commissioner Powell
this evening on the charge of forging
names to an application for a pension.
He admitted his guilt, but says that
he did not know it was wrong. His
bond was fixed at $500, and he will
be confined in jail at Savannah until
the bond is made. Deputy Marshal
Goodwin left with him for Savannah
I Ex-Confederate to Escort President
Louisville, Ky., Special.-The Geo.
B. Eastin Camp, United Confederate
Veterans, has accepted the invitation
of the committee on arrangements lo
act as an escort to President Roose
velt, upon the occasion of his visit to
Louisville, April 4. Thirty years ago
the camp acted in a similar capacity
when President Hayes was entertained
Third Patterson Trial.
New York, Special.-The district at
torney's office ha? announced thc trial
of Nan Patterson, who is charged with
the murder of Caesar Young, will be
moved to April 10th next. This is
the third triai. The first resulted in a
mistrial and the second ended in a
Philippine Bonds Delivered.
Washington, Special.-The deliver* ?
of Philippine bonds issued under the
new act ol' Congress for $2,500,000 was
made Wednesday. These securities will
bear interest at the rate of 4 per cent,
redeemable in 10 years and payable
in 30 years. Bid? for the issue were
received at the War Department March
"Mfa.** Not Put cn Tombstones.
"How often one hear? the expres
sion, "She just got married because
;h<i wanted to have Mrs. put on her
tombstone." Now, this seems a very
natural statement -to the natural lis
tener, says the Philadelphia Record,
but, as a maUer*of fact, there are
few tombstones that have "Mrs." on
them, as very recent interviews with
grave-diggers and church sextons have
demonstrated, so the woman who in
tends plunging into matrimony with
the Idea that she is going to be known
as Mrs. Jackson or Mrs. Blackson
after death had better hesitate before
she takes any desperate step.
Even after death a married woman
is only considered part of her hus
band's property, for out of several hun
dred tombstones Investigated none
had the appellation Mrs.; while every
one had "Sarah, wife of," or "Jane,
wife of." When the Investigator ask
ed an old sexton well versed on tomb
stone lore if there were any tomb
stones with "Mrs." on them he re
"Well, I've been seein' to the buryin'
of married women for the last fifty
years, but I ain't never seen a tomb
stone yet that had a 'Mrs.' on it"
The Warning in a Sneeze.
"As a general thing, sneezing is Na
ture's warning to get warmer in some
way or other and quickly," is the gist
of an article by Dr. W. R. Conant In
Modern Medical Science.
"The question of temperature and
ventilation," he says, "is one of the
most difficult winter problems. So
much depends upon circumstances and
individual idiocyncrasy that it is hard
to lay down any definite rules. An in
door temperature which is suitable
for a vigorous person or one in active,
motion is*dangerous for one who is
delicate or ?ltting aud doing head
. "As a general rule it may be said
that a temperature that falls much be
low 70 degrees at four feet from the
floor is dangerous for sedentary work
ers; and any one who continues sit
ting when he feels chilled does so at
the risk of his life."
Jamaican Tea Becoming Popular.
Tea has been grown at Jamaica witn
a good deal of success recently. It
has found a ready market in this coun
try, and while not as good as that
grown in the far east, it is palatable
enough to be popular.
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