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HAD A STORMY TIME
Scenes of Wild Disorder at Speaking
TILLMAN AND TOWILL HITCHED
Senator Tillman Hurled Lies at News
papers and Prohibitionists in His
Speech at Batesburg Saturday.
?>atesbur?j, Special.-The most ex
citing political meeting vi South Car
olina since thc stirring days of 1892
93 was held here Saturday.
Senator B R. Tillman and Col. John
Bell Towill, member of the State
boaitl of directors, clashed in debate
and for several minutes the scene in
the opera house, which was filled to
overflowing, was one of indescribable
.'According lo the published ad
vertisement for bids for liquor," said
Senator Tillman, "no bids for less
then $1.50 for X will be considered."
Advancing from his seat in the au
dience Col. Towill, in a voice filled
with excitement and emotion, said;
"Senator Tillman, that is fais*?; you
know that is not so!" Great applause
followed this statement, mingled with
shouts for Tillman and Towill. Dur
ing tiie cheering and confusion Till
man turned to those seated on the
platform and said: "Where is the
mayor, where is the mayor?" Quick
. ly facing the audience which was upon
its feet and apparently straggling
toward the stage he stood as if a mar
ble statue. Cries of "sit down; be
quiet; go back to your seats," were
uttered by those.on the platform and
somie of the' auditors.
. Hardly had quiet been restored
when,fl ie aged Kev. Mr. D. M. Padgett
?of Saluda arose and interrogated
Tillman as to his attacks upon the
preachers which resulted in aaother
stormy scene and the no.ce made it
impossible to record the warm collo
quy which ensued.
Senator Tillman bitterly assailed
the newspapers, naming The News
and Courier but The State in particu
lar, for their attacks upon him.
"That hell hound in Columbia, who
is editor ot' The State, has told en
ough lies on me to build a railroad of
crossties to hell," declared Tillman in j
o:io of his heated moments.
Tillman paid his respects to For
mer Senator John L. McLaurin, say
ing that he considered it an insult to
bc invited ''o speak with him.
The statement thal the signature
of John Bell Towill on Hie petition
which invited him here was underscor
ed foretold that the meeting would
be an nnusal one.
After the preliminaries Senator
Tillman was introduced.
' -1 made up my mind .before speak
ing at Marion that these speeches are
useless," said the senator in opening
his remarks, "but it will be different
He said he was here on the invita
tion of thc mayor and GO or 70 other
citizens to discuss thc liquor question.
The invitation also stated that Mc
Laurin had been invited. He noticed
that the invitation contained one
name which was underscored; it was
that of John Bell Towill, whom all
present knew, lt seemed to him then,
said he, that this was a challenge to
come to his home and say what he
liad said elsewhere. "It appeared also
that in the invitation te address you
to a man with whom I had had an
unpleasantness there was implied chal
lenge that I would not.be here and
would be accused of being afraid to
meet him. I never say anything that
I would not say to a man's teeth. It
is a citizen's right to ask anybody to
speak. I have no reason to feel but
that all have respect and good feeling
for me, but I object to being placed
on the same plane with a man who has
betrayed his trust as a Democrat, a
ig&n who in Washington is no longer
regarded as a Democrat. T grew a lit
tle small and indignant."
He said he had obeyed orders as a
public servant and had maintained
the trust imposed in hun and resented
the implication by which he had been
placed on a level with a man who had
betrayed his trust. He had said to
his teeth what he thought about his
"This is a Democratic question we
arc to settle," he said with some
warmth, declaring that hewould not
debate the dispensary with Republi
cans. I am a Democrat and it is a
parr of my business as national com
mitteeman to keep the party in line in
South Carolina. I resented the invita
tion because McLaurin is not my
equal. He is not ray equal as a Demo
crat, whatever else he may be. (Ap
Herc the Senator took up the dis
pensary. He said but for the good
women the men would have lost the
"seed corn of genuine religion. Don't
believe in voting out the dispensary,
said he, that you will get rid of li
quor. . '.. .
. ? Hj said that only ontf-third of the
the Grandest Line of Suits,
?oods and Hats for Men, Boys
) Augusta. "
3>N & MURPHY & BARRY
ie of Tailor Made SuitSN
Belts and Neckwear.
)ur( Goods before buying else
Democratic vote had been polled in the
five counties which had voted out thc
Taking up the matter nf petitions,
he said anybody could sign a. peti
tion, even a free "nigger," but any
body couldn't vote. The question will
be settled next summer when all white
men will be able to vote. They have
tried six times to kill the dispensary
and had failed.
He called *the editors who have been
criticismo: the dispensary two-by-four
and tliree-for-a-quarter editors.
He had said to the governor to re
move the State board "<eeause they
have trampled the law under foot
and ignored many points in the law.
They don't buy under the competitive
system any longer. It .was not his
business but the governor's.
Col. Towill Rises to Remark.
The board says in its advertisement
that no bid for X liquor for less than
.$1.50 will be received.
Towill-"Senator Tillman, that is
false; you know that is not so."
Tillman-"You get the advertise
ment then and prove it." .
Towill-"God knoAvs what you did
when you Avent to Cincinnati."
Tillman-"I didn't go to Cincin
nati, besides I had only $25,000 to buy
liquor for the whole State; I had to
buy liquor on credit because I didn't
have the money to pay for it."
"What about the request hooks, Mr.
Towill?"-The reply was lost in the
noise which followed.
Senator Tillman then said he had
met Mr. Towill on the train shortly
after his election on the board and
had congratulated him,. telling him
that if he would get "in the middle of
the road he would be . all right, and
Towill said that was what he intend
ed to.do, but tha,t he had played thc...
devil doing it.
Mr. Towill arose and said something
which -was not heard by the corres
pondent, to which Tillman replied:
"I haven't charged you with steal
"I am not here for any man, but
for a great issue which concerns every
home in South Carolina. The bars
have been let down one by one until
the cows have got in and ruined the
whole business," said Tillman.
When asked for a statement after
the meeting, Mr. Towill said:
"The State board in 1902-3 directed
attention to the matter of the excess
of stock in thc main dispensary and
in all of thc county dispensaries. No
action was taken.
"The labels were purchased by rea
son of the suggestion of Senator Till
man that all cheap case goods be cut
out and the estimate was made that
they Avould last about 15 months. '
"As for the financial condition of
the dispensary when AA-C Avent in, thc
$250,000 of old stock Avas Avorkcd off
by our board. The half million dollars
or more of outstanding obligations
have been paid off and today the dis
pensary is practically out of debt."
By Wire and Cable.
The body of Charles Herzog, AA'IIO
confessed to the murder of a girl 30
years ago, for which another man Avas
hanged, Avas found in a ravine near
Minot, North Dakota.
A AA'oman corset expert in New
York declares that Avithin 10 years
most men will wear corsets.
Hon. William J. Bryan declares that
he is in politics to stay, but that he
will not be a Presidential candidate
j Torpedo Boat Lawxence Damaged.
Norfolk, Special.-The United
States torpedo boat LaAvrence is bad
ly damaged. When examined in the
dry dock at the navy yard she shoAved
that extensive repairs Avere necessary.
She belong to tl;-, flotilla division of
the coast defense squadron of thc
North Atlantic fleet. In coming from
Annapolis here, her propel lor struck a
submerged log in Chespeake Bay and
bent the shaft. This will be straight
ened and the propellor will be re
Upheaval in Colombia.
Panama, By Cable- Unconfirmed
reports have reached here to the effect
that General Raffael Reyes, President
of Colombia, declared himself dicta
tor on September 8th, and imprisoned
the members of the Supreme Court
at Bogota. Mobs, angered by this ac
tion, attacked the presidential palace
and were fired cn by troops, who killed
many of the rioters. The report says
that ravolutins have started in An
tioqula and Santander.
Quarantine Against Cuban Ports.
Houston, Tex., Special-State Health
Officer Taber has declared a quaran
tine against all Cuban ports, because
of the prevalence of so-called "den
gue" fever In Havana and other parts
of the Island. - The delay in the effec
tiveness of the "iviarantine against all
ports except Havant-is to give vessels
now enroute to Calves :"?n an opportu
nity to got In, they having sailed from
they were Jrtform.ed wert clear ports.
Determined to Compel Caairo to Act
in Better Faith
PATIENCE IS FINALLY EXHAUSTED
Venezuelan Dictator Must Disavow
Offensive Attitude Toward French
Charge d'Affairs at Caracas or Ne
gotations Will Be Broken Off.
Paris, By Cable-The offensive atti
tude of Venezuela- toward M. Taigny,
the French charge d'affaires at Car
acas, has aroused indignation in offi
cial quarters here. Although the Min
istry has not yet taken definite action,
it is said in the highest quarters that
Premier Rouvier undoubtedly will de
mand that Venezuela disavow the of
fensive action and adopt a course con
formable with the usual courtesies of
diplomatic intercourse. The Venezue
lan authorities are now seeking to
show that their actioh was directed
against M. Taigny personally, and not
against the French government, but
officiels here do not accept the distinc
tion between M. Taighy's personal and
The semi-official Temps Friday
printed a leading article reflecting the
official sentiment on the subject. It
said that M. Taigny has been ordcrcrl
to insist on Venezuela's withdrawing
her positive refusal to deal with him.
If the withdrawal is made and Presi
dent Castro makes au apology, then the
negotiations will continue. If Venezue
la does not accede it will be unwise to
immediately break off diplomatic rela
tions by the withdrawal of M. Taigny,
since this would leave French inter
ests, unprotected. The best course would
be for France and the United States
to make a joint naval demonstration,
simliar to that in which Great Britain,
Germany and Italy took part. The au
thorities here say that exchanges will
occur at Washington relative to the
mutual interest involved in the pend
M. Jussprand, the French ambassa
dor to the United States, will sail for
Slain in Political Clash.
Havana, By Cable.-Official dis
patches received Friday afternoon
from Cienfugos announced ihe killing
of Congressman Enrique Villuendas,
leader of the Liberal party and the
most able orator of the lower house,
and the chief of police of Cienfugos,
during a conflict between tho two
political parties, the Liberals and the
Moderates. The government advices
say the police had information that
within ?the hotel in whjch Villuendas
resided a a quantity of arms had been
deposited, and they went to the hotel
to investigate the matter. As the po
lice ascended the stairs they were met
by a party of Liberals, who fired cu
them, killing Chief of Police Manee.
The police returned the fire, killing
Villuendas and wounding several oth
ers. Intense excitement prevailed at
Cienfugos and Havana. The govern
ment authorities fear the result which
the affair may have.upon the election
of members of the election boards,
which will be held Saturday. As the
news spread throughout. Havana the
Liberals and Moderates are rapidly
gathering in their respective club:;,
and it is feared that unless the leaders
give wise counsel a clash may result
A dispatch from Cienfugos says that
about six persons were killed and 25
wounded during tho conflict.
Out For Governor of Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala.. Special.-Dr. R.
M. Cunningham, of Ensley, Ala., Lieu
tenant Governor of Alabama, an
nounced his candidacy for Governor
of the Stale in a letter winch The Ad
vertiser will print. The Lieutenant,
Governor, in his communication,
shows his position on all the public
questions now being agitated in State
politics, and points to his own politi
Ex-Governor O'Farrall Dead.
Richmond, Special.--Former Govern
or Charles T. O'Fcrrall, of Virginia,
died in this city at 10 o'clock Friday
morning from nervous pi cst ration. He
had been in failing health for about a
year, but prior to his death had been
confined to his bed for only a month,
tho last three days of which he was un
conscious. Owing to paralysis of the
throat he was unable to take nourish
ment. Governor O'Ferrall served in
the Confederate army, rising from the
rank of private to that of colonel and
was for six terms Representative in
Congress from the seventh Virginia
district. He was G? years old.
WaitihH For Loaver Cotton.
Fall River, Mass.. Special.-Sales in
tho print cloth market for the week
will amount to about 75.ACO pieces. Tho
demand continues quiet for all classes
of goods. Tlie future course of the
market will depend largely on tho new
cotton crop. Manufacturers are believ
ers in lower prices for thc raw mate
rial, and are only purchasing enough
to cover necessities. Samples of the'
new crop are being shown and are said
to be of a good quality.
Will Exchange Ratifications in Wash
Washington, Special.-It can now be
stated definitely that thc exchange of
the ratifications of the treaty of peace
between Japan and Russia will take
place in Washington, shortly after the
treaty has been ratified by i heir re
spective sovereigns. It is probable that
this will bc done- in the White House
as a compliment to President Roose
velt, but no definite arrangements have
been made nor has it been derided by
whom the treaties shall be exchanged.
Mikasa's Commander Attempts Sui
Tokio, By Cable.-A special to The
Jiji from Sasebo says that Captain
Iaichi. commander of the ill-fated Mi
kasa, made an attempt, to commit sui
cide after an address to the survivors
of the warship, by jumping from a
window. He was severely wounded
about the head, and is now reported
to he in a critical condition in the Sa?
debo naval hospital,
Occurrences of Interest in Various
Parts of the State. y- \
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General Cotton Market. ' 1
New Orleans, quiet.lQVifr
Savannah, steady.10 1-16^
Charleston, lirra.10 1-16*;
W i 1 m i Kirton, steady.10%'
New York, quiet.10.85^
Philadelphia, quiet.Il.l? v
Augusta, steady.10 5-16D
St. Louis, quiet.10:14i
Charlotte Cotton Market. f
These figures represent prices paid}
to wagons :
'inges.;. .. .9 to 10*
Stains.7 to ??
John Miller Convicted of Attempting^
Laurens, Special.-In the court' o?i
general sessions John Miller, a young',
negro farm hand, was convicted off
administering poison with intent t?l
kill and was given a sentence of ten?'
years in the State prison. The.' in-'
rlictmeht under which Miller was tried
charged Wash Carwile and Miller
with attempting to poison an entire j]
family, consisting of Mr. E. W. Fer
guson, who resides near Clinton, his'?;
wife, mother, an aunt and some of ;
the corred servants and hands em-?
[?oycd on thc place, by placing in-j
[he well, from which every one on tho
premises used wafer, a bag contain
ing a sn nice's head, a frog, a lizzard
and a quantity of stuff said to have
been a composition of match heads
and other things of a poisonous char
acter. The fact that Mr. Fergucon
and other members of the family be
.".nne ill about the same time led to
an investigation which revealed the
presence of the horrible mixture in
[he drinkins: water.
Seven Men Arrested For Pendleton's
Abbeville, Special.-John Marion
Ashley, J. R. Moore, Josh Moore, John
Moore, Will Moore, Sam Rigby and
Hugh Bowen, charged with the kill
ing of Allen Pendleton near Honea^
Pa th, were^ lodged.. in ; the^Ab.b^J^jj
'county- Jail" ?pf^^p^yS?^ra^^^^j
stated that he was informed while on
his way to make the arrests that the
prisoners were aimed with Winches
ter rides and would resist arrest ito'
the bitter end. This did not deter
the sheriff, who proceeded to make
the arrests, which was done without
resistance. Thc prisoners made no
attempt to escape and submitted
willingly to arrest. All of them were
at the home of J. Marion Ashley, near
Donalds, except Hugh Bowen, who
came to Abbeville and gave himself
up to the sheriff.
Columbia, Special.-The Columbia
Theological seminary resumed its
work, there being an increased* atten
dance bf students. The graduating
j class is larger than usual and thc low
I er classes have an increased atten
dance. Thc opening exercises were
addressed by Rev. W. M. McPheeters,
D. D., chairman of the facultv, and
Kev. William Morrison, D. D. -The
members of the faculty are: Dr'. Mc
Pheeters, Rev. Wm. T. Hall, D. D.,
Rev. R. C. Reid, D. D., and Rev.
Henry Alexander White, D. D.
A large mfmber of thc colleges and
high schools of the State opened
last week. All of them report increas
ed attendance and much interest.
Thc Southern Power Company an
nounces that it will soon begin the
building ol' a railroad sixty miles
long, from Harmony, a station on the
Seaboard Air Line, to Camden.
A number of people attended the
farmers' meeting Monday at Richland
where President Smith and Treasurer
Hyatt made enthusiastic speeches
Maj. Wm. J. Stribling was present
by invitation and also spoke. The
meeting was-well attended and inten
sified the interest that means so much
to the farmers and others.
The Chester county cotton associa
tion will stick by their brothers else
where. At the recent meeting a reso
lution was unanimously adopted en
dorsing the action of the Asheville
commit tee in fixing ll cents as the
minimum price for cotton wherever
the sanie is practicable.
The State of Georgia wishes to es
tablish in this State a rifle range for
the use of the troops of that common
wealth. The troops which would use
it arc those from thc city of Augusta
and its location in South Carolina is
because there is no desirable site in
Georgia adjacent to the city just men
At a meeting of the stockholders
last week almost an entire new set of
officers were elected for the Union and
Buffalo cotton mills.
The Piedmont Fair.
Greenville, Special.-The success of
Mayor Mahon and the directors of the
Piedmont fair in securing subscrip
tions to the fair to be held in No
vember has proven even greater than
their most sanguine hopes and the
mayor made the important announc
ment that there had been raised or
promised by the merchants and others
the handsome sum of $3.500 for pur
ses on the races and for premiums for
exhibits, ._ .
YELLOW JACK GAINS SLOWLY
. ,-jresB of the Yellow Fe*';;.- From
Day to Day.
.: New Orleans, Special.-Official re
port to 6 p. m.:
I New cases, 46; total to date, 2,808.
' Deaths, 6; total, 3G5. .
I New foci, ll.
? . Cases under treatment, 310; dis
^Saturday ended the tenth week of the
? fight against yellow fever in New Or
leans with a record of cases and
-^deaths for the day higher than expect
|. While there have been a considerable
dumber of new foci in the past week,
?.an examination of the maps in the
.office of the Marine Hospital officer
^does not disclose any extendive spread
of the disease. Many of them repre
sent merely the crossing by the disease
?rrfrom one side of a street to the other.
^As the cases are promptly reported,
however, the inspectors are able to
tag them immediately aud take due
precautions to prevent a spread cf the
If the present rate of progress is
[/kept up, the State board of health be
lieves that vellow fever in the country
parishes will disappear almost as soon
as in New Orleans.
i Lake Providence, which was a hot
.bed of fever two weeks ago, is rapidly
driving out the disease. For the fourth
day, all the new cases at Tallulah are
negroes. Seventeen cases are under
treatment in thc Barataria district.
In central Louisiana picking and
moving of cotton is somewhat handi
capped for thc want of sufficient labor.
Owing to fumigation requirements,
ginuers are having some trouble in
Work was resumed Saturday on the
levee front. The settlement decided
on by Adam Lorch, the arbitrator, was
accepted by both sides and there will
be no more cotton labor trouble dur
ing tho present season.
The country reports were not differ
ent from the usual run, Dr. Shayot,. of
Plaqueraincs parish, reported the trou
bles he was having with the Italians
on Pointe Celeste plantation and said
'that they had barricaded themselves
in theil1 houses and warned all doctors
that they would kill the first one who
attempted to enter. The civil authori
ties were consulted and it was decided
to put the whole plantation under strict
quarantine until the fever had risap
peared and thou proceed against them
Against Greene and Gaynor.
Mjjji:ccal, Special. - A decision
^"8q}0[CPlonel J- F- Gaynor and Cap
;fy-2Vv >, Greene, the American cos
ranted in tho United States
O?iE-e^. in theJ
Bench. It is th^
legal men that Greene and Gaynor
have reached the limit of their re
sources in fighting against extradi-,
tion. The defense still has two weeks
in which to bring further proceedings
to act as a stay. Thc decision given
today was on a Avrit of habeas corpus
based upon the content that Judge La
Fontaine, the commissioner Avho held
them for extradition, had no authority
to act in the case.
Judge Ouimet's decision quashing
the writ of habeas corpus holds thc
original order for extradition issued
by Judge La Fontaine.
Donald McMastcr, acting on behalf
of the United Stales authorities, bas
notified Judge La Fontaine lo malee
every preparation for extradition.
Rock Island's Mexican Extension.
Mexico City, Special.-It is rumored
in railroad circles that thc Reek Isiand
Company is seeking an outlet to the
Pacific coast of Mexico and is contem
plating thc extension of its road
through the State of Sonora with that
idea in view; The Sierra Madre road,
toward thc coast, it is said, may be
taken GArer by the Rock Island people,
thus giving them the desired outlet.
Associated Press Directors.
New York, Special-At the annual
meeting of the Associated Press held
at the Waldori-Astoria Hotel, the fol
lowing directors A\-cre re-elected for
the ensuing three years:
Messrs. George Thompson, St. Paul
Dispatch; Charles H. Grasty. Balti
more NCAVS; AV. L. McLean, Philadel
phia Bulletin; W. R. Nelson, Kansas
City Star. Adolph ii. Ochs, of ?he
New York Times, Avas ak-o elected fer
three years to take the place of
Wh'teki.Av Reid, Now York Tribune.
Avho declined re-election on account of
After transacting some routine busi
ness the meeting adjourned.
Stole Large Sum
Philadelphia, Pa., Special.-Having
confessed the embezzlement of $.=?.000,
AndreAv G. Dunlop, the local selling
agent of the Mobile Cotton Mills, of
Mobile, Ala., was sentenced to one
year's imprisonment. He Avas arrest
ed through thc efforts of the Fidelity
and Deposit Company, of Maryland,
which was on his bond. BetAvecn
May and August Dunlop sold S5.00-J
Avorth of thread and kept thc mo tey.
He admitted his guilt.
Escorted Himself to Penitentiary.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-W. A.
Barfield, convicted in Lauderdale
county of manslaughter and sentenced
to serve one year in prison, arrived in
Nashville and Avent at once to the peni
tentiary. At Ripley, Barfield got thc pa
pers committing him to prison, bought
his own railroad ticket and came to
Army of Cumberland Reunion Closes.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special.-The
last session of the present reunion of
the Society of the Army of the Cum
berland Avas held today, lt was de
voted to a memorial service in honor
of its late president. Gen. H. V. Boy
ton, and other members who have died
during the last year.
The volcano of Stromboli, Italy,
threatens a large section of. surrund
Bomb Throwers Get in Bloody Work
in Pekin, China
'OUR CHINESE OFFICIALS KILLED
Deadly Missile Exploded Inside Pri
vate Car Conveying Part of the Mis
sions Ordered Abroad to Study For
eign Political Methods Kill Four
Minor Officials and Wounds Ex
Minister and Prince Tsai Tche.
P?kin, By Coble-At the Pakin rail
way station as a train carrying one of
the four missions ordered abroad to
leaving, a bomb was exploded inside a
private car, killing four minor officials
and wounding over 20 other persons.
The wounded include Prince Tsal Tche,
who heads the most important of the
mission, and Wu Ting Fang, former
minister to the United States, both of
whom received slight bruises. The per
petrator of the outrage, who was in
the car, was blown to pieces.
The afflair has created a profound
sensation and causes apprehension re
garding the safety of members of the
court and leading officials of the gov
The government offices and railways
are now strongly guarded.
Million Dollar Fire at Butte.
Butte, Mont., Special.-Fire causing
a loss of $1,000,000 consumed the en
tire business portion of Butte lying be
tween the Shodair block and Renshaw
alley on the south side of West Park
street, and half destroyed the public
The fire started in the forenoon in
the Symons store, and by noon the
public library and several other places
were burning simultan? jsly.
A geyser of sparks and burniag shin
gles spouted across the roofs of other
buildings at a distance, starting fires
that were, however, quickly extin
The Symons building was allowed to
burn and the firemen confined their
labors to saving adjoining property.
It was long after noon before the
flames were extinguished, leaving a
mass of charred and crumbling ruins.
The following aro the large losses:
Symons store, Maulle and York
blocks, owned by the New York Feal
ty Company, $600,000.
Library building, $70,000.
Ogdon block, .'550,000.
Atlantic building, $110,000.
Barrett block, $50,000.
Masked Mob Takes Negro Under 60
Day Sentence From Jail at Wil
liamston, W. Va.
Williamston, W. Va., Special.
Breaking into the jail here Sunday
an armed and masked mob of "white
ribboners" took out Moses Lovern, a
negro serving sixty days for assault
ing James Butler. Taking Lovern and
James Blackburn, the only other pris
oner, across the river in a boat, upon
landing, the mob beat, whipped and
stoned Lovern until he was presuma
bly dead. Both prisoners were re
turned to jail. Lovern will die. Black
burn gave the names of eight men in
thc mob, and Prosecuting Attorney
Shepard has issued warrants for
City of Birmingham Floated Unin
Savannah, Ga., Special.-The steam
er City of Birmingham, of the Ocean
Steamship Company's linc, which went
ashore near the mouth of the river
here Saturday, was floated Sunday and
came to her dock in this city city.
The vessel is uninjured. She was
coming from New York to sail on
Tuesday with a cargo of cotton for
George Dixon Knocked Ont.
Philadelphia, Special.-George Dix
on, the fermer feather-weight cham
pion, was knocked out in tho
second round of what was to have
been a six-round bout by Tommy Mur
phy, of New York, at the National Ath
letic Club. The contest was spirited
while it lasted., although it could be
seen that. Murphy was master of the
situation from thc start. Tho first
round was a sparring contest, but in
tho second Murphy assumtd the ag
gressive, and succeeded in flooring
Dixon carly in the round. Later, af
ter an exchange of blows, Murphy
drove a left: to the solar plexus and
Dixon went down and out.
Dallas, Texas, Special.-The m?nerai
attorneys of Texas railroad companies
secured an injunction against the rail
road commission of Texas forbidding
the putting :?nto effect of au emergen
cy rate on dry goods. Th. rate was
much lower than the usual tariff and
gave several. Texas jobbing points an
advantage over the big jobbing points
of thc country. A big legal fight is
expected as a result of this temporary
Caracas, By Cable-Former Judge
W. J. Calhoun, who is charged with a
special mission to Venezuela on be
half of the United States, is studying
the situation brought about by the clos
ing of thc land station of the French
Cable Company, thc expulsion of the
manager ot the company, M. Brun, and
the refusal of Venezuela to deal with
the French government through its
charge d'affiaires, M. Taigny. Judge
Calhoun conferred for two hours today
with Mr. Taigny.
Court House Burned and Six Murder
New Madrid, Mo., Special-The
court house here was burned at an
early hour Sunday morning. The fire
is thought to have been incendiary.
Many tax and drainage records were
destroyed, but the other records were
saved. Six murder trials are pending,
but all indictments returned to this
term were burned, which- m&Ke con
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