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WINNIE DAVIS'S WIGWAM CROWDEC
The Fourth Aual00 Reunion Formally
Opened-Govoroor Jonesa' Address of
welcome-Over 500 Vamps Represented
at the B4,11 oall.
BIRMIMINGIIAm, Ala., April 25.-The
fourth annual reunion of Confederate
Veterans was formally opened this
noring by Gen. Fred S. Ferguson of
this the first Alabama brigade in Win.
nie Davis wiewaso at 9 o'clock. Ther#
were fully 10,000 in the building and
many who cuumd not gain access to tht
immoso hall. Governor. T. G. JoneE
of Aliabama made a brief but eloqueni
welcoming address in behalf of the Stati
and was followed by Hon. David J
Fox, mayor, on behalf of Birmingham.
Gen. John B Gordon, commander-la
chief, on behalf of the United Confed
erate Veterans responded in an able and
Tomorrow, decoration day, will be ob
served in a gorgeously appropriate man
ner. The corner-stone of a Confederate
monument to be erected by Camp Clay
ton Sons of Veterans will be laid and
Goa. Stephen D. Lee of Mississippi will
make the address. The graves will
then be decorated in Oak Hll Cemetery.
Assistant Chaplain, Gen. J. Wilson
Jones, In the absence of the Chaplain
General in calling blessings upon the
fourth annual reunion of United Con
federate Veterans and upon whom are
left, said in a fervent manner: "Heav
enly Father we ask that Thy blessings
be upon us today as we are gathered to
gether in this reunion. We thank Thee
that Thy blessings were over us in bat
tle, and we thank Thee that Thy bles
sings are over us here today. We thank
Thee that while many have fallen out
of our ranks, so many of us remain to
bless Thy name today. We thank Thee
that in the days that tried men's souls,
we had men of courage to light for our
cause. We thank Thee that there still
remhains the principles of justice and
truth that we fought for. We thank
Thee that those principles have been
preserved and that the sons of veterans
today maintain the principles of their
fathers. Hear us and answer us, and
be with us in our reunion and grant that
the God of Abraham and Isaac and of
Jacob and the God of Jackson and
Johnson and of Lee be with us in the
days that are to come. We ask this all
in Jesus name. Amen.
After prayer General Ferguson intro
duced to the vast audience his excel
lency, Gen. Tnomas G. Jones, who for
Alabama extended thevisiting Confed
erate Veterans a cordial welcome to
the conflnes of Alabama and assured
them that during their stay they would
be met with hospitality characteristic
of true Soldiers. Ile said:
Gentlemen, citizens and countrymen:
The proud honor has fallen to my lot
in be half of Alabama to welcome you
to her soil, but what is the power of
words compared to the deep feeling that
swells up in our hearts as we contem
plate the grandeur and significance of
this meeting? There never was a time
when the soil of Alabama did not throb
when the feet of a soldier pressed it
God bless the soldier in his old age.
Some asked if it would not have been
better if these veterans who survived
had fallen in the paths of bravery while
dghting for justice and right and avoid
ed the tem ptations and trials of a later
time; but if the career of the Confeder
ate soldiers was g rand in war it has not
surpassed his career In tImes of peace.
But the soldier in peace has been equal
to the sokdier in war. We have not
met here today in a spirit of apolouy or
1n a spirit ol' condemnation. Every
man who went into battle with a clean
hand and came out with a clean hrand
went in as a brave man and came out
as a brave man is our countryman. It
seems but a dream those thirty years
when the shadow of A ppommatox tell
like a pall upon this land. We look in
to the eyes today of men who followed
every great commander who fell in
Shiloh. We look into the eyes of men
who heard the immortal words: "See
Jackson standing like a stone wall,''
and as countrymen we meet here today
in memory of a lost cause. Your exer
cises are to be crowded and I will not
detain you longer. I kno w I endorse
the true sentiment of every man in
Birmingman and in Alabama when I
say welcome, thrice welcome, God bless
the Confederate Veterans."
Mayor Fox was then introduced by
General Ferguson to extend to the via
iting people a hearty, cordial and warm
welcome to Birmingnam, a city now,
but unknown wnen the old soldiers who
are now assembled here were fighting
for what they thought to be right.
In response to these welcomes which
had beer tendered visiting Confederates
and their wives and children, Gen Joh~n
.B Gordon thanked in behalf of the
United Confederate Veterans the speak
ers and asserted that, cumming as they
did they were true and simple welcomes
of cherished persons who fought for a
cherished cause. Is response was elo
quent, terse and received commend a
tion: lie said:
My Confederate Brothers and Sisters:
It is my pleasure to respond to the
hearty welcome just given us by this
g rar.d old State. I wish to assure the
Governor of Alabama that the follow
ers of those immortal men to whom he
has referred are ready to meet with him
in his cordial memory of those immor
tal dead. Yes, here are the men who
f..ilowed Lee and Jackson and John
son and all the leaders who have made
the pages of American history what
they are. in one sense, my brethren, I
am not the man to respond to a wel
come from Alabama, for in that sense
I am am un Alabamalan myself and
feel that it would be more proper for
me to stand with her Governor and ex
tend to the brave men of other States
her welcome rather than to receive it
and on the other hand I am perhaps o1!
all living men the proper one to make
this response, l'ecause no living man is
more indebted to her than I am. It was
among the mountains of Alabama that
1 first heard the voices that called us to
battie, it was an Alabama regiment
which I led, or rather which led me, in
to that bloody fray and made principles
when it swept over the frownin breast
works and left death upon the fields.
We all have a right to feel thankful
and be proud of all Alabama today. We
can lay our tributes at her feet for het
welcome. Alabama's name is enougt
to endear her to your hearts. In th
Brat place she is composed of seven let
ters which is a lucky number, three o
- the letters are first letters of thie alpha
bet. You may look at her from th
'a or behind and she still standssa
9 tliphead of the list, and if Alabam
should have any trouble in selecting
Gjovernor, we will furnish her all th
candidates she wants. (Laughter.) Tb
iron'ot her mountains, the richi'soil c
her black belt, and the timber .of he
snny coast places her in the fron
ranks Of our Southland. Since our las
rsoeigmasny -of our comrades hav
fen from the ranks into that sleep <
*st.Kirbiy.Smith bas gone and the
*rdi tOnan Early has followed bin
Va0c and Coiquit, soldiers and states
WOhave joined the Confederate ran
~ b~owlie grave, Jn opolouaion I wis
ro~hthe thankaof all these brav
men and of this great State whose hos
pitality is as limitless as the air around
There were over.600 camps represent
ed at the roll call. A subscription to
wards the Chicago Oonfeaerate monu
went was then taken up and 81.500 was
handed in in a ve:y few minutes. Rou
tine business then followed. The local
military gave an exhibition battalion
drill in the afternoon, witnemsed by
WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT.
The B3uiletin lssud by the Weather Bu
reau-Good for Oropa.
COLUMBIA, S. C., April 24 -The fol
lowing is the weekly weather crop re
port of the department of egricuilturo
for this State.
The cold, dry and generally unfavor
able weather that characterized the
week previous to the one just passed,
gave way, in rapid transition, to warm
and in every way good growing weath.
er, which is reflected by the tone of
cheerfulness and encouragement that
pervades the reports of all correspond
ents, covering the past week, except
from those in the coast regions where
the improvement was not marked, on
account of the lack of much needed
The temperature was slightly above
the normal in all sections of the State,
being proportionally greater in the cen
tral and western parts, until the latter
part of the week when the nights be
came quite cool, but from no place
was frost reported. The warmth in
the early week, caused an immediate
improvement in the appeaxance of veg
etation of all kinds, more especially fn
gardens, grains, grasses and follage,
and many trees present the peculiar ef
fect of withered and dried, as well as
budding and tender green leaves on the
There was showers on Thursday and
Friday, with considerable hail in
places. The latter, however, did little
or no damage. The rains were, in all
instances, needed and were very bene
ficial and very timely for the newly
planted crops; also for grains and food
products in general. In tbe southeast
ern part of the state and along the
coaat the showers were. very light or
altogether absent. In those sections
the effect of the drought is to give cot
ton a very poor stand, where up; to
cause oats to turn yellow with little
or no growth; to give the natural ene
mies of young corn, sunh as worms.
birds, etc., a chance to do much- dam
age; and to retard gardens and feld
crops in general, in short to use the ex
pensive phase of a correspondent "ev
erything going from bad to worse."
The following excessive amounts of
rainfall for the week were reported:
Cheraw 4.86; Society 11111 2.61
Time of sunshines was generally
above the average except for limited
areas. High winds did some damage
to cotton In a few localities. Cotton
klanting was generally over the entire
State during the weak and in the low
counties is fast nearing completion,
likely to be finished this present week
if the weather remains favorable. In
the central counties, farmers are also
well advanced with this crop, with the
expectation of finishing planting be
fore the first of May. In both sections
the early planting is coming ip nicely
where there is sufficient moisture, and
promises a good even stand. The far
mers are not as well advanced in the
"up counties" although they have been
favored with more rain, and conse
quently the gbrminating period of
their planting will be shorter. A gen
eralization of all reports on cotton, in
dicates that at this period it is equal,
in every respect to the average of for
mer years. Corn planting continues.
. ome up and ready for first working.
Oats doing better, it is estimated to
promise half a crop. Wheat improv
ing, but no crop estimate can yet be
made, Melons are coming up poorly
from first planting, but those from see
end planting promise better. The first
prospects are not improving to any
Rice, sorghuim and food products in
general are being planted in greater
quantities than usual ina many 1oc tl1
ties, The weather has favored farm
work whleh is well up with the needs
ot all crops.
J. W. BAUER,
Director . C., S. W.'S.
Soldiers at 8 partanburg.
SPARTAN BURG,8. 0., April 25.--Pre
parations are well under way for the
national encampment which will be
held here under the auspices of' the
H ampton Guards, beginning July 2 and
Veterans, singly and in organiza
tions, from Main to Texas, will be in
the city during the encampment. Five
ex-Confeder ate generals, General Wade
Hampton, General James Lougstreet,
General Fht z-Hlugh Lee, General John
B. Gordon and General M. C. Butler
have been invited to be the guest of the
Hampiton Guards on that occasion.
During the encampment there will be
daily combats between baseballists and
tennis players of national reputation,
interpersed with football and -other
sports;and the evenings will be enliv
ened by operas, dancing and two gran d
military balls. Numerous brass bands
and drum corps will be present, and
the evening entertainments will be
enlivened by the sweet strains of Be
arden's Band. Frequent excursions
will be run from this city to the heart
of the mountains, thus allowing those
who have never had thh pleasure of
such a trip to secure~the same at a
Cash prizes aggregating from $00
to $1,000 will be awarded to the success
ful cornpetitors in prize drills, into
which all1 visiting companies are invit
ed to enter. Gold med als will be award
ed to the best individual drilled
member of any company present, and
also one to tihe best shot.
Three United States army officers
wil act as judges, thus insuring utmost
fairness to all parties. Companies
from both North and South have al
ready signified their intention of being
here at that time, and your attendance
is desired to increase the enjoyme nt of
A Rtiver )iystery.
AUoGU8TA, April 2.-News comes
from Sylvania that three dead bodies
have been caught at Brier Creek that
were floating down the Savannah river.
The report says that an unknown
white man was foun:l a few days ago
lodged against some bushes in the Sa
vannah River near t he mouth of Brier
Creek, Hie was discovered by Mr. Pey
ton Vickery, who notifled the coroner.
The latter went down yesterday and
- held an inquest, after which the body
Swas bured in the swamp. The body
t had been in the water over a week.
There was nothing on him by which he
i could be identine. lHe was well
a ntig elew a lond in his pockets,
f The body had evidently floate down
r the river, but from how far up is not
t known. About two weeks ago Mr
t Vickery also found the dead bony ofra
a negro lodged against a snag near the
t mouth of the creek in the river and an
t other body, whether white or black, he
. could Dot tell, several weeks prior to
-that time. There seems to be some.
t thing wrongsomerhere along the riv.
i or. Can it be any of the drowtned men
a are from Ananata9~-Vhroniale
A PENITENTIARY FIRE.
A Td W4 Loss of Nearly $20,000-The State
a Reavy Loserd
COLUMBIA, S. 0, April 26.-The hosi
ery mill within the walls of the State
Penitentiary was destroyed by fire yes
terday afternoon between 6 and 7
o'clock. Nothing was saved but a lot
of hose. The fire was too fierce and
spread too quickly to permit anything
to be done and very little to be saved.
It was the hottest and most stubborn
fire which Columbia firemen have been
called on to battle with in years.
The mill is worked by convicts with
the exception of probably twenty free
laborers, mostly women. All woik is
stopped each aftenoon at 0 o'clock.
The convicts are given their supper in
tin pails and are then put into their
cells. When the ,machinery was shut
down yesterday afternoon at the usual
hour there was no fire in any depart
ment. The only person who remained
in the building longer than 6 o'clock
were Foremran Baldwin, Mr. Roe and a
white life term convict namedShort. It
was the business of the the convict to
lock the doors and see that everything
was all right.
Twenty minutes after 6 o'clock, while
Bookkeeper Burris was in the prison
yard, he saw smoke Issuing from the
upper windows of the building, which
was a three- story brick structure. form
ing a portion of the Western wall of the
prison. The building is well known to
every person who has visited the Peni
Mr. Burris quickly gave the alarm,
notifying Captain Allen, who was in
the convict barber shop. Captain Allen
rushed to the building and was fol
lowed by several of the convicts who
are allowed the privileges of the yard.
The door leading to the second and third
stories was knocked down and Captain
Allen and the convicts rushed up the
steps. They were forced to return at
once as the building was full of smoke.
It was ascertained, however, that the
fire had been started in the toilet room
in the second story of the mill. There
was nothing inflammable in the room,
but it could have been saturatei with
oil. After it started and began to
spread there was plenty to feed the
The fact that the building was burn
ing was telephoned to the city, but the
alarm was late in being given. The
firemen answered promptly, however,
the Columbia Company being the first
on the ground, followed by the Inde
pendents. Long lines of hose were
quickly stretched, being attached to
hydrants in the prison yard. It was
nearly 7 o'clock before streams were
gotten on the flames. It was then too
late and the water had no effect. The
fire was so hot that streams had to be
turned on the hospital building, over a
hundred yards away, to keep it from
catching lire. The firemen worked hard
and faithfully, but there was no possi
ble chance of saving the building.
The walls fell in with a crash, mak
ing the work dangerous for the firemen.
Some of the convicts worked shoulder
to shoulder with the firemen, lending
assistance in holding the nozzles and
pulling the hose from point to point.
Only a few convicts were at liberty,
however, the majority having been
locked up in the big prison building at
the Eastern side of the yard. This
building was never in danger. A con
vict Is suspected of having set fire to
the mill. 'here Is not much ground
for the suspicion except that he was the
last person in the building. L Is riot
known how the fire could have origi
nated in an accidental manner
The buildiug was owned by the State
and was worth not less than $10,C30.
Nearly $2 000 h ad recently been expend
ed on it in repairs. A new roof was
put on and much mont-y spent in Im
provements on the inside. There was
not a cent of insurance on the buIlding.
In addition to this the State loses at
B2,500 In machinery. A ten-horse power
and a twenty-horse power engine be
longing to the State were destroyed,
besides two electrict dynamos and a lot
of shafting, belting, etc. The State
merely furnished the motive power for
the miii. The State, therefore, sustains
a clear loss of fully $12,500. A bout ten
days ago an elect ric dynamo, valued at
$9C3, was put in the miii. A year ago
a third story was added to the struc
The hosiery mill was established years
ago. It was run with varied success
until Captain J. M. Graham bought the
machinery and began to operate It.
Hie leased the convicts to run it from
the State and did a large busIness
throughout the South. All1 the machin
ery belonged to hIm. He had a heavy
stock of goods on hand and the loss on
the stock was great. The total loss sus
tained by Mr Graham is estimated at
$i.000, $9.C30 being on machinery and
$3,000 on the stock. Mr. Graham had a
total of $9,OCO Insurance -Register.
at ri a Trai n.
ST. PA UL, Minn., April 25 -Shortly
after midnight 500 men at Butte, com
posing the Butte contingent of the
Coxey army, entered the engine house
of the Northern Pacinic railroad, ap
propriated and prepared for service an
engine, and proceeded to make up a
train compose d of five coal cars and
one box car. This action occurred af
ter a st-uggle of four days between the
local authorities and the mob, which
yesterday assumed such proportions as
to overawe the officers of the law and
the departure from Butte was without
any opposition upon their part. The
train was manned by members of the
mob. It crossed the main range of the
Rocky Mountains early this morning,
and reached the main line at Logan, 70
miles from Butte, at about 4 o'clock.
They breakfasted at Bozeman and flsw
eastward at the rate of 55 miles an
hour, coming to a sudden stop at Tim
berline at 8 o'clock on account of a
cave-in. Attorneys for the Northern
Pacific have wired the sheriff at Liv
ingston to place the mob under arrest
for the larceny of a train. Governor
Nelson has been asaed to call out the
militia to prevent the Coxeyltes from
entering Minnesota. Later, the mob
shoveled itself out, and passed through
Livingston eastward at 5.30.
BJIRMINGIIAM, Ala., April 22.-All
preparations for the fourth annual
national reunion of the United'Confed
erate Veterans, which occurs hero on
Wednesday and Thursday. are com
plete. Indications now Doint to an at
tendance of aibout 25,000 veterans. Al
ready the advance gaard of the Texas
delegation is here and have opened
head quarters, announcing their inten
tion to capture the next reunion for
Houston. The Govenors of nearly all
the Southern States and all surviving
Confederate generals will be in attend
ance. The fact that a rate war has
been precipitated by the railroads will
cause the attendance to be considerably
larger than it otherwise might have
been. The Queen and Crescent recent
ly made a round trip rate of $7 from
New Orleans. The Louisville and
Nastavaile today announced a round
trip rate of $5 from New Orleans and
corresponding reductions have been
made from trans Mississippi points;
This city 1s already gaily bedenked in
Iags and bunting. Many Confederate
nag~s are displayed, but the national
colors Kiteomnate. The entire week
wil be one of festivities in Birming
Taurty Young Doeters.
COLUMUIA, 5. 0., April 2G.-The
State Board of Medi'al Examiners held
their first meeting yesterday in the
Senate Chamber of the House of Rep
resentatives. All of the members were
present, as follows:
A. E. Williams of Cottageville, First
0. F. McGahan of Aiken, Second
W. H. Nardin of Anderson, Third
A. L. Gaubert of Columbia, Fourth
W. D. K. Wylie of Rossville, Fifth
L. W. Nettles of Manning, Sixth
W. R. Lowman of Orangeburg Sev
Dr. W. H. Nardin of Anderson was
Blected chairman and Dr. C. F. Mc
Qahan of Aiken secretary and treas.
The bill creating the board provided
that four of the members should serve
for two years and three for one year
each. Drs. Nettles, Wylie and Low
man drew the one year terms and the
others the two year terms.
Thirty applicants for licenses to prac.
tice appeared before the board and
were examined, the examinations last
ing until late in the night. Three of
the applicants weie colored men. The
examinations were conducted orally.
The following applicants passed suc
3essful examinations and wore granted
licenses to practice medicine:
F. G. Aebill, Ridge Spring S C,
J. W. Bell, Anderson, S. d.
E. S. Booth Sumter, S. C.
J. E. Boyd, barlington, S. C.
I. Brown Charleston, S. C.
B. H. Carlton, Elberton, Ga.
S. M. Elrod, Guyton, S. C.
P. G. Ellisor, Newberry, S. C.
W. M. Brockman, Greenvllle, S. C.
B. G. Gregg, Florence t. C.
W. G. Gamble Gourdfns, S.C.
T. E. Howle, Darlington, S. C.
J. W. Team, Ridgeway, S. C.
C. W. Harris, Cypress, S. C.
F. G. James, O'Neil, S. C.
L. H. Irby. Hillsville, S. C.
J. W. Johnson, Savage, S. C.
J. A. Lindsay, Highlands, 8. C.
J. I. Levy, Florence, S. C.
E. B. C. Mole, Brunson, S. C.
Daniel Moorer, Orangeburg, S. C.
R. S. McKown, Mercer, S. C.
D. E. McEachern, Marion, S. C.
T. M. McCutchen, Fowler, S. C.
L. A. Earle, Anderson.8. C.
W. A. Fripp, Brushy Creek, S. C.
A. White, Huntsville, 85. C.
1. M. Woodham, Stokes's Bridge.
B J. Witherspone, Lancaster, S. C.
D. D. Salley, Orangeburg, S. C.
J. P. Young, Ninety-Six, S. C.
Young People on the Fatm.
It is certain that the extraordinary
trend of human life from the country to
the city will soon stop by the natural
law of supply and demand if it is not
otherwise checked. The cities are al
ready overcrowded to starvation, while
in all the older states farmhouse after
farmhouse is found empty and aban
doned to bats and owls. People of ex.
traordinary capabilities are wanted ev
erywhere who, wherever they alight,
can make a place for themselves. But
the problem is for just the good, well
meaning, ordinary people to find a foot
hold in the struggle for lire. Much
almost everything, in truth-depends
on their own will power. A man can
never be finally downed in life's battle
unless he first gives down in his own
mind. But the average man or woman
bhas no sucn will power, though any.
body can cultiyate it. It Is plain that
something ougnt to be done to lessen the
ide of human life that ceaselessly flows
~rom country to city. It can be done
y making farm life more attraxctive
md remunerative to young people. The
3erson who cannot earn a living in the
~ountry is sure not to be able to do so
n the city. Ways can be and must be
Jevised to make farming pay better and
nake farm life more social and attrac
ive. Rev. E. P. Powell believes the
problem can be solved by changing the
sourse of study in farm children's
schools. It now tends too mnch to
ward the old scholastic ideas of educa
tion. Mr. Powell believes that a knowi
Bege of geology is one of the first
branches the farm child should be
taught. A knowledge of the composi
tion of the ground which his father
plows and of the rocks about which he
plays will attach him to the soil with a
living Interest. Chemical, zoological
and geological laboratories should be
connected with every country school
house. The knowledge of zoology will
make the farm child eagerly seek the
acquaintance of the birds. breasts and
insects all around him. He will look
on them with new, loving eyes. A
knowledge of the . use of mechanical
tools, a thorough course In manual
training, will unlock treasures for him
of which under the old style of school
ing he had little conception. is
whole brain will be brightened up. anc
the result will be that it will come t<
him in time how to make the farm pay
A Chance for Teachers.
It Is virtually settled that since the
dates of the South Carolina Teachere
Association and of the National Asso.
elation confiet the former will be
moved up a week. This will make the
former association meet at Spartanburg
on the 1st of July instead of the 8th
It is very probable that a special part.1
of teachers will go from there to As
berry Park to attend the National. The
following fact will paove interesting t<
any teachers contemplating this trip
The National Education Aasocation of
U. S. A. with lHon. A. G. Lane, Super
intendent, Public Schools, Chicago,
President; lion. J. MX. Greenwood, Sup
erintendent Public Schools, Kansat
City. Treasurer; Hion. Irwin Shepard
President State N~ormal School, Winonw
Minn., Secretary; and Hon. N. A. Cal
kins, Assistant Superintendent P'ublia
Schools, New York, Chairman of Boar<
of Turstees; will bold Its 1894 meeti
at Asbury Park, N. J., July 6th to 18th
1894. Asbury Park Is one of the mos1
beautiful sea-side resort on the Atlantic
Coast about 40 miles from New Yorli
City and two hours ride from Philadel
phia. It has most spacious and mag
nificent hotel accomodation, and al
members of the association will be
granted half rates at hotels on presenta.
tion of their membership certiaicates
during the meeting. Rates will be
from S1.00 per day up. All railway as
sociations have granted a half rate pluw
82.00, N. E. A. Membership Fee, from
all points in the territory of the associa
Lion, (except from points within onl(
hundred miles from Asbury Park
where a cheap summer excursion rati
is available.) Tihe tickets will be good
to return until September 1stifd
posited with the railway joint agent at
Asbury Park during the meeting.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 23.-A
special to the Times-Union from JFas
per, Fla., says: Last night four ne
groes went to the home of Mrs. Sim
mons, a respectable lady who livel
alone with het grown daughter, and at.
tempted to commit an outrage. ThE
ladies fought desperately for their hon,
or, and their resistance and screame
finally Erightened the brutes off. ThE
ladies were badly Injured in their strug
glTeetr comimunity ron
soonring the wanda fmr the find.
FOR A TRIVIAL CAUSE.
A You Lawyer Rilied ants a Doctor
MONTGOMRY, Ala.. April 22.-A
deplorable tragedy here today, resulted
In the (loath'of one Young ruan arid
probably tie fatal wounding or another.
Walter L. Brutgg, son or the late inter -
state comtherce commissioner and Dr.
Jesse Naitel, had a misunderstanding
Saturday night at the theatre, where
Senator Morgan spoke. eThey did not
know each other, but had seats close to.
gether. Naftel spoke to BrPgg for the
position in which the latter placed him.
self, claiming that he was obstructing
his view of the stage and speaker. He.
fnally said to Braeg, "a gentlemen
would not act that way." Bragg then
gave lils name and asked Naftel's in re
turn-, with the statement that the mat
ter could be settled afterwards, It was
feared by a few who knew of the distur
bance and of the determined character
of the men that tey would have a dim
culty during the night.
This morning about 9:15 o'clock
Bragg went into the drug store where
Naftel's office is kept. lie asked Naftel
aside and they went to the rear, where
a partition separated the~atore into two
parts. Those in front, only two or three
board no conversation and firat know r f
the difficulty by the rapid firing. Who
fIred first or what was said is not known.
When they reached Bragg he was found
to be fatally shot in the abdomen and
died in an hour. Naftel was wounded
in two or three places, but ione is re
garded as serious except one, where a
pistol ball struck him square between
the eyes on top of the bridge of the nose.
The ball has not been found and us yet
the surgeons are unable to form an opin
Nattel was taken to his home, where
he is resting quietly, and it may be a
day or so before anything definite as to
result is ascertained. Bragg was an
attorney of decided ability and bid fair
to make a renutation. He was about
27 years of age and unmarried. His re
mains were taken to the residence ot his
brother in-law, Mr. Paul W. Smith,
where the funeral will occur tomorrow.
Naftel is about 30 years old. Hc has
recently moved to this city from the
country to practice medicine. His
standing in medical circles is fine. le
has a wife and two children. The af
fair was the topic of conversation of the
day and is greatly deplored. Both pa.
ties stand high and have wide circles of
A Dastardly outraxe.
WILLIAMSTON, April 23.*-On yester
terday afternoon a young man (name
not known to your correspondent) hired
a horse and buggy and took a young la
dy-Miss Emerson-to ride. Another
young man-Will McAdams-had been
paying the young lady some attention,
saw them ride off. lie at once procured
a horse and buggy and, arming himself,
pursued them. Atter driving some
three miles. he came up with the par
ties, and drawing a pistol, commanded
the young lady to get out of the buggy
of the young man, Will McAdams, who
had and get in his ouggy, or he would
kill them both and then kill himself.
The young lady finding him obdurate
Aielded. Ile forced her to get in his
buggy and drove off. They did not go
far before meeting two young men in a
buggy to whom the young lady appeal
ed most liiteously for help, the young
man holding her to keep her from
jumping out of the buggy. The two
young men did not give her the aid
that she pleaded for.
In passing through one of the back
streets of Williamston, they met, our
town mnarshal, and though she was
weeping and being held by the young
man she did not appeal to him for help.
He tried to force her to marry him un
der threat of being shot. lDe drove off
and when he returned to Pelizer the
girl was insensible,'and was still so at
last accounts. Whether from fright
or something -worse cannot be told as
yet. McAdams is now under arrest,
awaiting the recovery of the young Ia
dy, before preliminary examination.
As she was kept out until after night,
taken with her mental condition, leads
us to suspect the worst.
Later-An attempt to force marriage
under threat of shooting is nowv be
lieved to be the extent of the crime.
The girl is in her right mind, p~ut is still
in a very nervous condition. All the
parties concerned are from Peizer.
A Fiend's Work.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 23.-A
special from Tuskegee says that Eli
Philpot has been arrested and that he
has confessed to the murdering of the
two little colored girls found murdered
on Friday last at a point about aive
miles North of Tuskegee. Philpot is a
young negro of about 20. His arrest
grew out of the discovery of tihe tracks
mad" by1 a pair of old shoes given the
murderer by George Sinclair, the father
of the murdered children. The mur
derer is a brother of the mother of. the
children. When arrested he.told a calm
Istory of the crime; how he persuaded
the children in the absence of their
mother to leave the house with him;
how he carried the younger one in his
arms; how he split their heads with an
axe and after killing them, carried them
some fifty yards and placed them to.
gether under a tree, because, he said,
he did not think they onght to be seper
ated. He said he had been offered thbree
dlollars by other negroes to kill the
children, but that he did not take the
money becanse he did not think it
right to kill them for money. Addition
al to giving -an account of the horrible
murders he also confessed to having
set fire to a number of buildings, the
Iburnings of which had heretofore been
a mystery. 110 said that others were
implicated in tha burning of tha build.
ings and that lie hiad each time been
delegated to apply the torch. This band
is composed of both men and women
and several of them have been arrest
ed. _ _ _
A Southern Invention
CUfATTANOOQA, April 24.-A (Chat.
taneoga compan y has just completed anid
had patented a continuous automatic roil
train, for converting steel billets into
rods and hoops, that they claim will
revolutionize that portion of the steel
manufa::turing business. The billets of
steel when once placed in the rolls can,
without being again handled, be brought
out in any dimension or shape wanted.
It is claimed this will save fully $1 50
on every ton of steel handled. The pa
tent roller was built by Stanley 0.
Haskins, a son of the patentee and
builder of the first continuous rolls ever
made and which ate now used ini .nearly
every large steel mill in the United
States. A company has 'also been
formed in tis city to put the patent into
immediate use and is now putting three
of the rolls in place and will within t.he
next thirty days begin the manufacture
cii cotton ties on a large scale. With
the new machine, the billet of steel is
put into the rolls and when next seen is
a cotton tie ready for bundling anc
shipping. The machine will reduce the
cost of manufacturing cotton .ties by
about 92 per ton.
WASHINOTON, D. C. April 23.-The
Commissioners of the District of Co.
lumbia will Issue a proolimation or
statenent concerning the coming
Af Coxey and his army. It Is under
stood that this action will be taken at
the suggestion of President Cleveland.
Fears that the arrival of Coxey
will mark the concentration In
Wasbingtion of elements bent
Dna~ disturbing law and order
have been imuressed on the couk
missionerb by many prominent me
nd. the President also has been tol
by some of his advisers that it would
be well to take measures to show in-.
lending evil doers that the'authorities
will brook no interference with the
maintainance of peace and order in
he District. The President was loath
o take action in the matter in the
Iam6 of the Federal government, but
Jelieving that some positive
Itep was Ilecessary he Suggested that
lhe District Commissioners Sas repres.
mntatives of local authorit.V, Issue some
lort of statement to the effect that the
rumored intentions of extremist are to
nake the arrival of Coxey the opportu
lity for a demonstratioi that might de
relop into serious riot would not be
permitted to be carried'out.,
Free L'quor Indeed.
COLUMRIA, S. 0., April 2.-Governor
rilman's statements, as published in
lhe State of yesterday in regard to the
iquor situation, had the effect of
:ausing many liquor dealors here to
throw off all restraint, and several
ialoons resumed operations just as be
'ore the dispensary act was passed. It
looked very strange to see men walk
into a saloon and find beer on tap get
3ocktails, mint juleps and all kinds of
mixed drinks without the slightest
trouble. No city or State licenses are
being paid, and things are runnjng
Ilong as if nothing had happenea. But
this does not apply only to Columbia
%nd Charleston. Travelers say the
same thing was witnessed yestL rday in
many small towns all over the State.
Yesterday an ex-dealer, who has been
Dbserving the dispensary law to the
letter, r'eceived a carload shipment of
beer, and it is said that he will at once
start his delivery wagons -to work
again. The railroads are hauling large
amounts of liquors into the State on
MRurdered by Whitecapr.
ATHENS, GA., April 20.-iHenty Woo
ley, a Murray county farmer, was shot
lead in his field yesterday by white
,aps. Wooley was ploughing at the
time. No one saw his assasgins, but
there is no doubt that they were mem
bers of the Murray county whitecap
gang. Wooley was formerly a mem
ber of the band, most of whose leading
members are moonshiners. They sus
pect him of treachery and last week
ook him out and strung him up. One
>f the gang slipped back, gave him a
rnife and Wooley cut himself down.
Ie was fired on as he ran away. It
was thought he had left the country.
But he did not leave and declared that
ie was coming to Atlanta to give Gov
irnor Northern the names of 100 mem
bers of the gang. Before Wooley could
::arry out his threat he was murdered,
There are 100 members in this league.
Mvided into clans and sub clans. Their
principal object is to protect their illic
It stills, which abound in the mo'.n
Lains. Several whipping outrages have
been reported recently. Six deputy
marshals left here tonight to arrest and
bi'ing back the ringleaders of the gang.
I'he band will certainly be broken up.
IHam a Good( Plan.
WASHINGTON, April 21.-Represent
itive Ilint-s, Democrat, of Pennsyl
rania, has evolved a plan that he be
lpves will speedily dispose of Coxey's
irmy after their arrival in Washington
[ie proposes introducing a bill appro
priating $10,000 to be expended in im
proving some of the country roads in
he District of Columbia.
"I will veture the pre~diction," said
the congressman, "that less than $500
:>f the appropriation will be expended.
The army, will get out of town so fast
that all the rest of the money will be
covered back into the treasury. In
fact if such a resolution had been
passed a week ago it would have result
ed before this in the disbandment not
only of Coxey's forces, but of all the
collateral branches as well..
As Mr. Hines represents a district
embracing a large labor consitituency,
he~ was asked if. such utterances migh
not hurt him with the working~eople
"Well, hardly," was the indifferent
reply. "My constiruents are working
people in the best sense of the word.
When they are out of employment
they are anxious to be employed again.
They are not looking for work and pray
ing to heaven they may never find it."
The Indusilal Armey,
NEWv YORK Apfil 23.-A special dis
patch f'rom Chicago says: From all over
the West comes the news that the oru
sade ot the industial armies ls spread-.
ing. Over a dczen armies are now in
the field. In all large towns companies
aire rapidly being formed. Armies, de -
Lachments and divisions are now in the
fld in the West. There arc: General
Kelley 1,000 men, Neola, Iows; Gen
eral Frye, 1000 men, Terre Haute, Ind.;
General Jfrye's second division, 800
men, McLeansboro, Ills.; General Gray,
100 men, Piattsville, 0o1.; General Gal
yin, 200 men, Loveland; Ohio; Ssrjeant
Kendall, 500 m'en, Chicago; 100 men
at Little Falls, Minn.; 300 men at Buttes
Mon.; 100 men at Monmouth, Ill .; 10
men at O ttumwa, Iowa; Capt. Sullivan,
1,000 men, Chicago; 150 men at Ander
son, Ind.; and General Aubrey, 700
men, Indianapolis, Ind. Besides these
armies large numbers of recruits are
pushing for ward to various lines of march
with the intention of joining larger bnd
CoxuIA, 8. 0., April 25.--State Li.
quod Commissioner Trailer today
state t hat the dispen sary knock out
Is only temporary, andl that within a
short time something would develop
that would enable him to open the big
State barroom again, lie said that the
stock of liquors at the various county
dispensaries would have been called in
but for the reason. It was thought
best to recognize the decision of the
Supreme Cour t until the matter could
be settled further, in just what man
ner Mr. Trailer .would not Indicate.
This is a surprising piece of informa
tion, as Governot' Tillman had declared
that he was "paraly zed" and could do
A Bottomess Lake.
LA r~ORTE, Ind., April 25.-The Cbi
cago- and West Michigan Railroad com
pany have encountered a supei:natural
force which threatens to engulf one of
the longest bridges on the line In a bot
tomless abyss. To a reporter the chief
engineer stated that 300 oar loads of
pine logs had been placed under the
bridge, the only effect being to hold up
the bridge for a few hours, when It
again disappears. The bridge spans
Lily Lake in the northern limits of the
city, and the fact that no trouble has
heretofore been experienced, has added
mystery to the forces which indicate
the existence of a bottomless lake.
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