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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, J UNB 7, 1905. .
ANTI WAR MEETING
R?ssian Citizens Met to Protest
Against Further Slaughter
RIOTING NEAR'THE CZAR'S PALACE
Demonstration by 5,000 Persons at a
Summer Resort Near St. Petersburg
is Interrupted by Police and Troops,
the People Defending Themselves
With Chairs and Sticks.
St, Petersburg, By Cabie.--At a great
demonstration Sunday evening in the
Povlovsk Gardens, near Tsakro-Selo,
the five thousand persons present clam
ored for a funeral march in memory
of the Russian sailors who had lost
their lives in the naval disaster in the
Sea of Japan. The members of the or
cestra became alarmed and fled from
the platform, when M. NovikofE, for
mer mayor of Baku, arose and said:
"Let us all by rising show respect
for the victims. Down with the war.
We have had enough of blood."
Some eighty policemen entered from
either side of the hall and elbowed
their-way through the crowd towards
M. NovikofE, whereupon cries were
raised of "Let us attack the police."
Chairs were seized and hurled at the
police, the crowd being led by a col
onel with a drawn sword. The police
men fled precipitately.
Order being restored, a number of
speeches were delivered on the national
crisis! Suddenly tlie police, re-enforce;!
to between 200 and 300, again invaded
the hall and rushed on the audience
with drawn swords. The people defend
ed themselves with chairs rad sticks,
but after ten minutes were driven from
the hall into the garden, where there
was a battalion of soldiers, who raised
their rifles to their shoulders, prelim
inary to an order to fire, causing a
panic. The public fled toward the ex
Its, and finding them closed, smashed
the doors and windows of the hall and
so gained the street. Many persons were
injured, some so seriously that they
had to be taken to a hospital.
M. NovikofE was arrested and the
gardens were occupied by police and
Cossacks. A strong military force was
?.laced on the road leading from Pav
lovsk to Tsarkoe-Selo. and to St. Pe
tersburg and at the railway stations.
People returning to St. Petersburg
from the gardens spread accounts of
the affair, which soon became a general
Pavlovsk is 19 miles from St. Peters
burg and is a summer resort for inhabi
tants of the capital.
; Called on Gov.-Gen. Wright.
Manila, By Cable.-Rear Admiral En
quist, accompanied by Rear Admiral
Train and the French Consul, formal
ly called on Governor General Wright
Monday. After the usual gre "*
- Had been exchanged, Governor \
... asked: *
"Bo you wish to stay at Mani?
Rear Admiral Enquist- replie?
"My ships are unseaworthy, i -~_
not heard from my government, and
I regnest time to make repairs."
Governor Wright then said that ac
cording to his construction of the neu
trality laws, the Russian vessels could
remain long enough to make neces
sary repairs, and after these were fin
ished, they must leave within twenty
four hours or dismantle and interne.
Rear Admiral Enquist requested per
mission to bring his ships behing the
breakwater for repairs. This request
was granted him, and the ships will
move Tuesday morning.
Narita Goro, Japanese, cunsul, called
on Governor Wright just before Rear
Admiral Enquist called and made in
quiry regarding the probable disposi
tion of the Russian warships. Upon
leaving, Goro met Rear Admiral En
quist in the corridor of the Governor's
residence and tendered him a profound
Rear Admiral Enquist and staff then
called upon Major'General Corbin, to
whom Rear Admiral Enquist ex
pressed great gratitude for the hospital
ity and comfort afforded them and the
courtesy with which General Corbin
offered the use of the army hospitals,
together with surgeons and food for
the wounded Russian sailors. General
"Admiral, how many admirals were
there in the fight?"
"There were four of us," said the
Negro Woman an Assassin.
Rockyford, Ga., Special.-Sunday
night Joseph Daughtry, a .prominent
young farmer, was shot through the
heart while in his buggy and killed in
stantly. A negro woman (Caroline
Riddy) fired the shot. She escaped.
This morning Paul Jones, a negro,
was arrested ?s acessory to the mur
der. While Jones was being taken
to the jail at Statesboro he made an
attempt to brain the sheriff with a
brick. The sheriff was partly stunned,
but succeeded in drawing his pistol
and firing. The bullet went through
Jones' temple and he was killed in
stantly. . - .
No Lonoer Obstructs Navigation.
St John, N. B.f Special.-Word was
recived from Edmund Stone, N. B.,
Sunday night that a portion of the Van
Duren Lumber Company's boom in the
St. John river, where Canadian and
American lumbermen became involved
in a clash a week ago, has been taken
up and swung in along the Canadian
shore, allowing a free passage up and
down the river. It is said that the Van
Duren Company will anchor the boom
so that navigation of the river will not
Ambassador Conger Welcomed.'
Mexico City, Special.-Edwin H.
Conger, the new American ambassa
dor, arrived Sunday morning over the
Mexican Central Railway from Cali
fornia." He was met at the station bv
Senor Torras Rivas, introducer of ?.m
bassadors, and Second Secretary of
the American Embassy Heimke. Of
ficers of the Society of the American
Colony went in a body during the af
ternoon to the ambassador's hotel to
welcome him. The official presenta*
tion will take place shortly. The am
bassador is in good health.
Conference of Reforms.
Tangier,, By Cable.-Mohammed El
Torree, the Foreign Minister, on be
half of the Sultan, has invited the rep
resentative of the powers to ask for
an international conference at Tangier
- for the purpose of discussing reforms
in Morocco. The members of the dip
lomatic corps have communicated with
their respective governments request
Jng instructions in the premises.
JAPANESE VICTORY COMPLETE
Fuller Details Given Show That Japa
nese Victory Was Most Complete.
Latest advices confirm the magnitude
of the disaster suffered by the Russian
fleet, and point to the fact that Rus
sia's hopes, so far-as this war is con
cerned, now lie in .whatever may be ac
complished by the oft-beaten army in
Manchuria. An official report received
from Tokio by the Japaneso legation at
Washington Monday evening says that
the Russian losses definitely known in
clude two battleships, a cost defense
ship, five cruisers, two special ships
and three destroyers sunk, and two
battleships, two coast defense ships,
one destroyer and one., special service
ship captured, while over 3,000 prison
ers have been taken, including Rear
Admiral Nebogatoff. Thc Japanese, it
would seem, arc still pursuing the Rus
sians, and it may be some time beiore
the final result is known.
There is nothing to clearly indicate
the extent of the Japanse lesses, and
it is suggested'from one source that the
Tokio government is waiting to hear
from Admiral Rojestvensky by way of
Vladivostock before announcing to
what extent his fleet has suffered.
Thc news of the disaster has caused
deep depression in official Russia,
though it is not yet known generally
among the Russian people. Rojestven
sky's defeat has given rise to renewed
talk of peace. It is pointed out by the
Associated Press' St. Petersburg cor
respondent that Russia, in this crisis,
will turn to France, through its For
eign Minister, M. DelCasse, while from
Washington comes information that
President Roosevelt, in accordance with
his promise, announced a long time
ago, is taking steps to do all in his
power to bring about peace negotia
Nothing bas been heard from Vice
Admiral Rojestvenskj-. In Tokio there
is one belief that he has perish- j, while
another source says he was rescued by
a torpedo boat, but that he is wounded.
The Lost Vessels.
Tokio, By Cable.-In the battle
fought Saturday in the Straits of Ko
rea, the Russian battleships Borodino
and Alexander III, the armored crusi
ers Admiral Nakhimoff. Dmitri Don
ski and Valdimir Monomach, the coast
defence iron-clad Admiral Oushakoff,
the protected cruisers Svietlana and
Jemtchug, and the repair ship Kampt
schatka and the cruiser Irtessim were
The battl?shipes Orel and Nicolai I,
and the coast, defence iron-clads Ad
miral Aprarrine were captured.
The Borodino was a first-class bat
tleship, completed in 1904, of 13,516 tons
displacement and 16.000 horse-power,
giving her a speed of about 18 knots.
Her crew numbered 740, officers and
The Alexander lil was a sister ship
of the Borodino and was also com
cruiser of C.200 tons, sheathed, of 7,000
indicated- horse-power, and having ?
speed of about 16 knots. Her crew
numbered 510 officers and men.
The Valdimir Monomach was a
sheathed cruiser of 5.593 tons and 7,000
indicated horse-power. Her crew num
bered 550 officers and men.
The Admiral Oushakoff, a coast de
fence iron-clad, was 4.6S4 tons displace
ment and 8,000 indicated horse-power.
Her speed was estimated at 16 knots
and she carried 31'S officers and men.
The Svietlana was a protected cruis
er of 3.820 tons displacement, had 3
828 indicated horse-power, was com
pleted in 1897 and had a speed of
about 20 knots. She had a complement
of 360 officers and men.
The protected criuser Jemtchug was
of 3,106 tons displacement and 17.000
Indicated horse-power giving her a
speed of about 23 knots. Her crew
numbered 340 officers and men.
The repair ship Kamtschatka was a
most Important unit of Admiral Ro
jestvensky's fleet. She is understood
to have been fitted up with, every scien
tific appliance available for the repair
of warships and was described as being
a "floating workshop." She had trans
port accommodations for 32 officers and
The Irtessim was probably an aux
iliary cruiser, but her name is not giv
en in any of the naval lists available.
The battleship Orel is a sister ship
of the Borodino and carried the same
complement of off! *ers and men.
The battleship Nicholai I is of 9,
627 tons 'displacement and S.O0O indi
cated horse-power, giving her a speed
of about 14 knots. She has sheathed and
although completed as far back as 1892
was thoroughly overhauled in 1900.
Her complement was 601 officers and
The coast defense iron-clad Admiral
Seniavin is a sister ship to the Admi
Bigamist Commits Suicide.
Knoxville .Tenn., Special.-C. C.
Cummings, of Pittsburg, Pa., commit
ted suicide at .Williamsburg. Ky., by
drinking carbolic acid. He' was em
ployed by the Parker Oil Company,
as manager of drilling. Two weeks
ago he married Miss Vlcy Summer,
of Williamsburg, and only#a few days
ago was arrested on the charge of
bigamy, it being claimed that he Jiad
a wife and children living in Tennes
see. He denied, the charge and gave
bond, and thus far nothing has been
found to bear it out. Brooding over
his family troubles is supposed to
have caused the rash act.
Tampa Officer Shot.
Tampa, Fla., Special.-Sam J. Car
ter, captain of -police, was shot and
dangerously wounded by P. W. Knapp,
a sewing machine agent. The shoot
ing occurred on the steps of the Hills
borough High School, where Carter
was- talking with Knapp's si^p daugh
ter. According to Carter and the
girl, Knapp fired without saying a
word. Knapp says he iollowed his i
step-daughter to see whom she was j
going to meet, and that when Carter
saw him he fired, he (Knapp) firing
Nebogatoff Among the Prisoners. .
Tokio, By Cable.-Rear Admiral Ne
bogatoff, former commander of the
fourth division of the Pacific fleet, re
cently commander of thc mrcrmation
squadron, composed of scouts of the
merchantmen, with 3,000 other Rus
sians, is among the prisoners captured
by the Japanese. Vice Admiral R?
jestvensky appears to have escaped.
T.'ie batWe begane Saturday morning,
and tl& Japanese are still in pursuit
of the Russians.
I PEACE NOW URGED
I Prudent Roosevelt Desires That the
Warring Nations Come to Terms
CASSINI WILL NOT ADM il NEED
In a Conference at the White House
the President Declares That Rus
sia's Military Position is Now Hope
less and That Further Fighting Can
Only Serve to increase Japan's De
Washington, Special-The President
Friday struck a blow tor peace in the
far East. In a conference at th?
White House this afternoon with
Count Cassini, the Russian ambassa
dor, thc President expressed the earn
est hope that Russia would forthwith
conclude peace with Japan.
. Prolongation of the war, he be
lieves, will not result in victory for
the Russian arms and can only render
more difficult the drafting of a treaty
of peace which the Czar as well as
the Mikado can sign. The President
spoke, he said, as the friend of Rus
sia no less than of Japan, and on be
half not only of the Washington "gov
ernment, but the interest of humanity.
The President informed the ambas
sador that in expressing hope for an
early peace he voiced not only his
strong personal sentiments and those
of his government, but he believed
these were held by all of the powers.
His opinion was that it would be a
mistake for Russia to continue the
war. In addition to the suffering en
tailed by the naval conflict, he did
not believe that Russia has anything
to win in prolonging hostilities.
The President did not enter into de
tails, but the personal nature of the
conversation and his long acquain
tance with Count Cassini enabled him
to talk plainly regarding the decisive
character of Japan's victories. What
Japan's probable peace terms would
be, the President was wholly unable
to say,*but he did not hesitate to ex
! press the opinion that difficult as these
conditions might prove in the light
of such a victory as that gained in the
Korean Straits, they would increase
in seventy with every day that a
state of war continued. Unless Rus
sia has substantial hope of administer
ing a decisive defeat to Japan in this
war, the President believed it would
inure to the interests of the Peters
Viiiro- pnvfirnment to conclude peace at
own personal opinions on tne situa
tion. The ambassador was deeply.,
touched by the sincere cordiality of
his reception and the frank and friend
ly manner in which the President
spoke. He could not see, however,
that there was anything in the pres
ent situation, unfortunate as it un
doubtedly was for his government,
which necessitated Russia's suing for
peace. As to territory, he pointed
out that China and not Russia had
been the loser, for even Port Arthur
was held only under lease.
On the sea Russia had nothing more
to lose, he said. It was the ambassa
dor's firm opinion that this was not
"the psychological moment" in which
to discuss peace with Japan. What
ever might be the ultimate decision
of his government, he took the ground
that Russia could lose nothing by
waiting or by continuing the war on
land. There was hope yet of a vic
tory for the Russian arms, it was sug
gested, and in any event Russia had
not yet lost one foot of territory and
that there was no Russian frontier en
The ambassador pointed out that
there was not the slightest official in
timation from any source as to Ja
pan's probable peace terms, and that
these demands as stated unofficially
were "altogether impossible." If Ja
I pan's terms should prove anything
I like as severe as they have been re
ported, it was the ambassador's opin
ion that Russia could advantageously
continue the war indefinitely, and
eventually win a victory on land.
That his government would so decide
he did not wish to predict, but at last
acounts the Emperor was for a con
tinuation of the war.
Count Cassini will transmit an ac
count of the conference to the Czar.
? President Roosevelt was the princi
pal speaker at the unveiling of the
General Slocum statue in Brooklyn,
and in the course of his address he
declared a strong navy was the moral
! of the Eastern war.
Memorial day was observed in many
places, the graves of the Union dead
everywhere being decorated.
The program for the opening of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition from the
White House has been arranged.
The attorney who made an investiga
tion of the disaster in the Leiter mine
in Illinois for several foreign govern
ments has made public bis report,
which scores the mine management,
and numerous suits against Leiter will
Japan Has Free Hand.
Tokio, By Cable.-With the destruc
tion of Russia's naval power, interest is
returning to military operations on
land. Togo's victory tremendously al
? t'ers the military situation and removes
all limits of offensive operations
against Russia's marine provinces. It
! is now possible to effectively close Vla
I divostock, seize Sakhalin, the mouth of
the Amur river, Kamchatka, and any
point between the Tumen river and the
Arctic circle that Japan desires.
Louis R. Smith Indicted.
Washington. Special-Louis R.
Smith, of North Carolina, formerly an
employe of the General Land Office,
was indicted by the grand jury of the
District of Columbia, on a charge of
abstracting and selling thirtj land war
rants. Smith was employed in the
Land Office from July 1, *tf01, to July
6, 1904, and it was during this time
that, the warrantes were taken. He con
fessed the theft when confronted with j
the evidence against him. The war
rants taken were worth about $5,000.
EXPOSITION THROWN OPEN
Great Northwestern Show Is Now
Op'an to the Public.
Portland, Ore., Special-Amidst a
scene of festivity and splendor never
equalled in the Pacific Northwest,
with din and clamor of cheering thous
ands, accompanied by the booming of
artillery, the chiming of bells and the
blaring of bands, Portland, made
her greatest bow to the world in the
formal opening of the Lewis and Clark
centennial exposition. The event took
place under conditions presaging com
plete success to this historical com
memoration of the blazing trial to "Old
Oregon" by Captain Merriwether .Lewis!
and Wm. Clark, who, commissioned
by President Jefferson, explored the
great Oregon country one hundred!
years ago. ? j
The celebration was participated vr)
by the President of thc United States;
through his personal representative,1
Charles W. Fairbanks, representatives
of the State and the House of Repre
sentatives, of the National Congress;
of the army and navy, together with
the Governors and staffs of the States
of California, Idaho, Washington and
Oregon and multitudes of people from
far and near.
All Portland was decked in her best,
business was suspended and the holi
day spirit.was everywhere in evidence.
The States of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, in which June 1st had
been declared legal holiday in honor
of the centei. il, sent thousands of
visitors. The rains of yesterday
brought the > uards of thc excur
sionists and railroads and boat
lines entering rtland have been
taxed to their i nost. Never in the
history of Porcland has this city been
called upon to care for so many peo
President's Southern Trip.
Washington, Special-It is announced
at the White House that President
Roosevelt will start on his Southern
trip on the night of October 17. It is
also stated that the extraordinary ses
sion of Congress will not begin until
after the November elections. , .
The Southern trip will consume about
two weeks. The itinerary has not been
arranged, but the President's intention
is to visit many important cities, in
cluding Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte,
Jacksonville and perhaps Tampa, Bir
mingham, Tuskegee, Montgomery, Mo
length of the stops at each place have
not been determined, but will be gov
erned by the necessary arrangements
to be made hereafter.
A delegation from Charlotte called on
the President recently to urge him to
spend a day in that city. He told the
callers that so long as a stop will not
be possible, he promised to extend his
cordial greetings to thc people of
The delegation was headed by May
or McNinch and included Daniel A.
Tompkins, R. M. Miller, Jr., B. D.
Heath, George Stephens, T. S. Franklin,
Heriot Clarkson and G. C. Huntington.
Killed on Excursion.
Goldsboro. Special.-A colored excur
sion from Washington, N. C.. arrived
here Friday. When near Parmele. two
negroes became involved in a dispute
over a woman, and one of them drew
a pistol and shot the other in the
breast, killing him instantly. The.
slayer then jumped from the train and
escaped. The remains of the dead man
were left at Parmele.
News of the Day.
In a duel between two Italian army
officers one was transfixed by a sword
and almost immediately killed.
Rt. Hon. William Court Grelly,
Speaker of the House of Commons, has
resigned owing to bad health.
The Canal Commission has been com
pelled to accept the Attorney General's
decision that the eight-hour day ap
plies to Panama.
Nicholas Biddle was a witness re?'
garding Mr. Loomis' connection v.'itb
the Mercador claim in Venezuela.
Chicago spent a quiet Memorial Day,
but more rioting is feared when the
sash and door factories undertake to
The two officers deposed by Mayor
Weaver informed the latter that they
Would drop injunction proceedings.
The Frick investigating commiiteo
is expected to submit its report at the
meeting of the directors of tae Equita
ble Life Assurance Society.
Emperor William of Gerrraany clos
ed the Ricchstag.
George E. Lorenz turned State's evi
dence in the postal conspiracy case
against William G. Crawford.
An anarchist threw a bomb at the car
riage in which King Alfonso and Presi
dent Loubet were returning from the
opera at Paris.
The crush of titled guests to attend
the royal wedding at Berlin ls very
The President announced that he had
selected Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte to be
Secretary of the Navy to succeed Sec
retary Paul Morton.
Congressman Mudd is striving to
have Baltimore designated as a pur
chasing station for Panama canal sup
Judge George Gray, Justice Brewer,
of the United States Supreme Court,
and Dr. B. F. Trueblood made address
es at the opening of the Lake Mohonk
conference on arbitration at Lake Mo
honk. N. Y.
The report of the Frick investiga
ting committee was made to the direc
tors of the Equitable Life Assurance
Society, but it was not adopted.
Tho Lewis and Clark Centennial Ex
position will be opened by vice-Presi
dent Fairbanks to-lay.
It is believed at Washington and
elsewhere that the defeat may hasten
STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION
Splendid Programme That Has Been
Prepared for the Occasisn.
The following programme has been
arranged by the Executive Committee
for the thirty-first annual meeting of
the Association, which will be held at
White Stone Lithia Springs, Spartan
burg, county, S. C., July 11-14:
TUESDAY, JULY 11-8:30 P. M.
; Welcome meeting in the Hotel au
Appointment of committees.
WEDNESDAY-9:30 A. M.
Reports of officers, committees, mis
cellaneous business, etc.
Papers will be read on the following
subjects by the persons named:
"Literature of South Carolina"-Mrs.
Virginia D. Young, Enterprise, Fair
"Tim Advertising Agents"-A. G.
Kollock, News, Darlington.
- General discussion of the above sub
AFTERNOON SESSION-3 O'CLOCK.
"Ethics of Journalism"-Paul M.
Brice, Record, Columbia.
"Newspapers and Morality"-J. T.
Bigliam, Lantern, Chester.
General discussion of the above sub
Opening the question box, and dis
cussion relative to the questions asked,
EVENING SESSION-8:30 O'CLOCK.
The Price of a Country Weekly"-A.
B. Jordon, Herald, Dillon.
"Newspapers as Lawmakers"-R. T.
Keowee Courier, Walhalla.
General discussion of the above sub
THURSDAY-9:30 A. M.
"The Press, the Pulpit, the Politi
cian"-Rev. W. P. Jacobs, D. D., Our
"Voting Contests, Gift Propositions,
etc. Do They Pay?"-C. W. Wolfe,
General discussion of the above sub
Opening the question box, and dis
cussion relative to the questions
AFTERNOON SESSION-3 O'CLOCK.
"Should the Foreign Advertiser Re
ceive a Lower Price than the Local
Patron?"'-W. H. Wallace, Observer,
"Our Country Cousins"-J. C. Hemp
hill, News and'Courier, Charleston.
General discussion of the above sub
Opening the question box, and dis
cussion relative to the questions asked.
. EVENING SESSION-S : 30 O'CLOCK.
Address by Mr. St. Elmo Massengale,
of Atlanta, Ga., on the relation of the
Advertising Agent to the Newspaper
FRIDAY-9:30 A. M.
. "My Esteemed Contemporary Across
the Street-N. Christensen, Jr., Gazette,
. ., . XT._?_., _? YT ?Itt.? TT~
"The Lights and Shadows of a Re
porter's Life"-Wm. Banks, The State,
"The Business End of It"-J. L.
Sims, Times and Democrat, Orange
General discussion of the above sub
EVENING SESSION-8:30 O'CLOCK.
Final' meeting-Miscellaneous Busi
ness, Election of Officers, etc.
ACTIVITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
General Movement to Increase the
Number and Importance of the Sea
There is increasing manifestations of
a general movement to increase the
number and importance of Seaboard
connections in this State, and this, to
gether with some other schemes that
have recently been projected, pictures
unusual activity in railroad construc
tion'" in this State for the immediate
future. Whether the Seaboard or the
communities interested took the initia
tive in the several different enterprises
that have been blocked out to extend
the Seaboard's territory in the low
country as well as in the prosperous
Piedmont section, where the cotton
mills alone furnish a big freight busi
ness, is of no immediate concern to
the numerous South Carolinians whose
business will be facilitated and proper
ty enhanced in value by increased rail
road facilities. Certain it is, however,
that activity in these various projects
lias become marked almost simulta
The Union and Glenn Springs rail
road has just been completed and put
in operation, giving Uuion and neigh
boring mills a .Seaboard connection at
Pride's, and a movement has been
started at Spartanburg to build a con
nection between Buffalo, the present
western terminus of the new road, and
Glenn Springs, which would bring the
Glenn Springs railroad into use as far
as Roebuck, which is only six miles
from Spartanburg. the most important
cotton mill county in the State. The
Seaboard could then go into Spartan
burg over the Charleslon and Western
Carolina tracks or build a line of its
own from Roebuck.
Then in the opposite tier of Piedmont
counties there is a scheme to establish
a Seaboard connection for Greenville,
with its numerous cotton mills, at
Greenwood by an extension of the old
Carolina ft Knoxville road from Green
ville io Greenwood. This road is now
in op?ration from Greenville nearly to
the North Carolina line,
Vladivostok, By Cable.-It is expect
ed here that a Japanese attack on the
fortress will not be long delayed.
There is, however, a calm and determ
ined spirt manifested by the popula
tion in the face of the forthcoming
crisis. The defenses of Vladivostok,
on which steady work has heen in
progress since the beginning of the
war, are now considered as having
Peacex Negotiations Abandoned.
Chicago, opccial.-Adjustment of
the teamsters' strike by mediation
seems as remote as it did two nights
agc. Peace negotiations have been
abandoned for the present, and the
strike will ht; allowed to take its "nat
ural course," according lo President
Shea, of lin.- teamsters' organization.
All thu business fi mis'now Involved in
Hie (rouble refuse lo concede anything
fur*her in the controversy, and say
. hat. peace negotiations are off for all
Occurrencea of Interest In Various
Parts of the State.
Geneal Cotton Market.
New Orleans, easy.8%
Mobile, firm .SV2
Savannah, steady.8 Vi:
Charleston, steady .8 5-1G
Wilmington, steady.S Vi
Baltimore, normal .8%
New York, quiet .8.75
Philadelphia, steady .9.00
Houston, quiet .8%
Memphis, steady .8 11-16
St. Louis, firm.8%
Louisville, firm .9.00
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
Tinges.7Vi to 8 ~
Stains ...6 Vi to 7Va
Poison in Food.
One hundred and ten convicts in
the State penitentiary were made
deathly sick at dinner Tuesday. At
first the cause .vas a mystery but a
later investigation is reported as fol
"There was arsenic in the dinner
which poisoned 110 of the. convicts at
the State prison Tuesday. Dr. W. B.
Burney, the State chemist, has not
made his formal report of the analysis
undertaken at the request of Captain
D. J. Griffith, superintendent of the
penitentiary, but he said informally
that he had discovered the presence of
arsenic in considerable quantities in
the sample sent him for examination.
The prisoners who were poisoned
have recovered from the severe ill
ness and none was left in the infir
mary. It is fortunate that while so
many were sickened the nausea came
upon them so soon after the meal that
they were saved . from serious con
"Superintendent Griffith and Captain
W. W. Adams, captain of the guard,
made a careful investigation Wednes
day and they have arrived at the
conclusion that the poison was put in
to the cabbage with malice, and the
party guilty of the crime has been
Buggy Burned by Moonshiners.
Spartanburg, Special.-Chief Grady
and several of the local constables had
a lively time of it on'a raid in the
Dark Corner Monday night. Arriving
at Gowansville, their vehicle broke
down, and they secured another and
pressed forward in their quest of illicit
distilleries. Their raid carried them
into the lonely, unfreauented sections
utreu moiesiea ana Ene men secured an
other carriage and came home.
To Increase School Tax.
Laurens, Special.-At the annual
meeting of the citizens it was voted
to increase the special tax levy for
the city schools from 2 3-4 to 3 mills
The terms of the three trustees having
expired, Messrs. O. B. Simmons and
J. J. Mousley were elected to succeed
themselves. The treasurer made his
annual report and announced that tho
salaries of a number of the teachers
had boon increased the past year. The
meeting adjourned to meet again next
Tuesday, when the report of the au
diting committee will be made.
Application was made recently for
the Timmonsville Lumber company,
Timmonsville, to have a capitalization
of $40,000. The corporators are: B. D.
Dargan and F. L. Wilcox.
The Yorkville Monument Works also
applied for a commission, the corpora
tors being W. Bl Moore, W. B. Wylie,
B. N. Moore. O. E. Wilkins, W. I.
Witherspoon. S. W. Heath and E. D.
Blakeney. The capital stock will bo
The Carolina Plumbing company, of
Columbia, was chartered, capitalization
to be $5.000. Officers are: W. A.
Clark, president and treasurer, John
A. Civil, secretary and T. H. Melghau
The Summerton Real Estate agency
was given a commission, the capital
stock to be $5.000. W. J. Muldrow and
A. P. Burgess, corporators.
Lewis Cohen & Co.. of Charleston,
were given a charter. Capitalization
$5.500. General merchandise.
A charter was granted to the Indus
trial Training Home, of Greenville. The
object of this institution will be to of
fer a place of refuge for fallen young
women who have been living in shame
and to give them employment under
Christian influences. The officers are:
John S. Mercer, president: S. L. Rich
ardson, vice president: W. A. Capps,
treasurer, and J. J. MeSwain, secre
The Camden Baseball and Amuse
ment Park association was given a
commission. The purpose of this or
ganization will be to buy a park, en
close same and use it for baseball and
other sports. The capital stock will
be SI ,000. Corporators: John 3. Lind
say, W. J. P. Weeks, and B. B. Chirk.
Child Drank Poison.
Chester, Special.-A most distressing
casualty occurred here Thursday. John
son Woods, aged two years, youngest
child of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Woods, got
access to a phial of medicine which was
used by the child's father, and the little
one took an overdose. In spite of
prompt attention by a physician the
child died in about two hours. The par
ents lost last year their first born, a
bright, little girl. Their many friends
sympathize with them in their fresh
New Mill at Iva.
Anderson. Special.-The capital stock
for a new cotton mill at Iva, in the
lower part of the county, has all been
subscribed and the corporators. Mes
srs; T. C. Jackson, W. P. Cook W. T.
Sherard, of iva. and D. P. McBrayer,
of Anderson, have applied to the Sec
retary of State for a commission. The
mill will be capitalized at $200.000. Iva
is a growing and progressive town on
i the Charleston and Western Carolina
railroad, and is situated in a splendid
farming community. [t j? expected
that tlie plant will bc ready for opera
tion before the end of the year.
Tlie proportion o? illiterates in Ron
mania is seventy per cent
The Brockton (Mnss.l relief fund has
reached a grand tola! of ."S7.000.
A census nf the homeless nf London
i made nu a i sent night, revealed a to
tal vi 2ISL
Wisconsin has passed a law prohibit
ing Hie sale and usc of giant lire
! The magnet is hoing used in surgery
In London. Tho other day it drew a
hammer'Head ou! of a malt's arm.
Tlie subway and elevated ror.ls In
New York City carried about 1.000,000
passengers a day the la.st quarter.
An uncounted I rea sn ry bili for ?100
was presented at i lie Bank ol" England
ibo oller day. It bears the date of
The ono hundred and fifth anniver
sary of the drafh ol' the poet Cowper
was celebrated at East Dcrehani, Eng
A German Irnnslnlion of a pamphlet
addressed hy Tolstoi to soldiers and
young people has been confiscated by
the Berlin police.
All Mic real ?slate signs in the city
of San Jose and for live milos around
it have boen token down. They wen.
Albany CS. Y.) records show an in
crease in Hie Stale registration of auto
mobiles in throe years from 2000 to 15>
OOO-chiefiy pleasure vehicles.
Tho San Francisco police arrested,
the other day. three mon and llirea
women in what they said was a shop
lifting school. It had counters and
shelves, and the women were beiny
taught lo steal.
Tlie petition Hint has been circulated
in Deadwood among ibo owners of
(?ogs has resulted in Hie r-ising of $000,
which amount is lo be used in furnish
ing a reward for (he capture of Hie dog
poisoners and in Hie legal service need
ed to prosecute Hie cases.
14,000 Graves at Chattanooga Deco
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special.-The
graves of fourteen thousand Union sol
diers buried in the national cemetery
here were decorated. S. E. T. Sanford,
of Knoxville, was the orator of the
day. A feature of thc exercises was
the presentation of a handsome stand
of colors by the citizens of, Chatta
nooga to the Seventh Cavalry, located
at Fort Oglethrope, but soon to de
part for the Philippines. The presen
tation was made 'by United States
Senator J. B. Frazier.
The State Department, at Washing
ton, is advised by the Consul at Na
gasaki, Japan, that the Japanese sank
one battleshii. ind five other ships,
i another report stating that two battle
I r.v,ino on/i fivq others wore sunk.
-cvv-Linun to tue Prince and" Princess
Arisugaw, of Japan, who are to attend
the wedding of the Crown Prince.
Tn the cour?o (J sirtv-tnree yean
5,000,000 persons have been cared
for in the asylums fer tlie homeless ij
Large Shipments of tho best ir
just received. Our stock of fu
is complete. A Large stock.
always on li a nd. AU calls
ly responded to. All gooi
gin of prolit. Call to sc
W. j. Ruth
Cement, Plaster, Hair,
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and want to see you.
The Duke of Oporto, brother of the
King of Portugal, is one of tile finest
flute players in the world.
Boston Corbett, the man who Is cred
ited with having shot .T. Wilkes Booth,
the assassin of Lincoln, is residing in
Two of lim official pallbearers of
Abraham Lincoln are still living.
Henry G. Worthington and Alexander
Colonel Lorenza Alexis de Clairruont.
chief of staff to r ident Cebrara, of
Guatemala, was once a ticket taker in
Ivor Davidson, who was the giant of
ft circus years ago, his height being
seven feet two inches, has died at his
home Iii Roscoe, Minn.
Robert W. Chambers, who at t>raes
uses startling incidents in the con
struction of plots for his novels, is con
stantly receiving "crank" letters.
Frederick Lawrence Knowles, the
son of a. Boston minister, is looked
upon by critics as one of the most
promising of the younger poets.
Philip Verrlll Mighels. the author,
has been elected president of the
branch of the Dickens Fellowship re
cently established in New York.
John L. Dube, whose father was a
Zulu king, is in Boston trying to raise
money with which to establish an in
dustrial school ic his native country.
H. E. Barnhard, State chemist of
New Hampshire, has been selected as -
the chemist for the new Indiana labor
atory of hygiene'at Indianapolis, Ind.
William S. Kies, who has been made
general attorney of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad, is only twenty
seven years old, and was born ou a
farm in. Minnesota.
Sam S. Shubert, the youngi-theatrlr
cal manager, who was killed in the
wreck at South Harrisburg, Pa., was
only twenty-eight years old, and con
trolled sixteen theatres.
Alabama Slayer Released.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-John
Randolph, who slew his cousin, Judge
Francis Randolph, in a street tragedy
here Saturday, was released at his pre
liminary trial before Justice M. H.,
Screws. The testimony adduced in the
examination showed that Judge Ran
dolph had threatened to take the life
of the man who slew him, in accord
ance with the claim of self-defense set
up by John Randolph.
Violent Storm at Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special.-A vio
lent rain and wind storm here Tuesday
afternoon blew down Salem Baptist
church, in one of the suburbs, damaged
the Salvation Army Hotel building, the
opera house and many private houses.
Trees were broken short off or pulled
up by the roots, and crops and shrub
bery were badly damaged. No one waa
-ut? ??ii v japanese vessels lost tn the
batttle with the Russian fleet were
three torpedo boats.
Tokio, By Cable.-It is now certain
tb at Admiral Rojestvensky is a prison
er of the Japanese. He is wounded in
the forehead, legs and back, but will
recover. Vice Admiral Voelkersam is
supposed to have perished.
lakes of wagons and buggies
ruiture and house iurniflhiugi"
; for oiffiaHSf arsc prompt
lis soldVBh small mar
ie mc, I W?l?^rc*?i^'OU
erford & Co.
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
cl other Material.
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