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JAPAN AND CHINA.
l-fkata Japanese Merchant Fays Abont
Their Uniting Forces.
** -SHLY QUESTION OF FEW TEARS
JBefore tbe English-Speaking People
Will Find Themselves Arrayed
Against the Doctrine of
"Asia for Asiatics."
The Chronicle says Russia and Ja
? pan are still discussed, sometimes ve
hemently in Augusta. Tbe JapaDese
sympathizers are io ac overwhelming
majority, but the Eussian sympa
thizers, though in the minority, stick
to tbeir sruns and are daily growing
more numerous. Mr. James R. Ran
?dall, who, earl? In the day, gave his
reasons lor favoring the Muscovites,
was asked if he had anything more to
say on the subject and replied:
"I think it is quite useless, at this
time, to discuss the. matter. It is
difficult to change people's minds, es
pecially when, as Mr. Stephens put it.
they are ' sot" in their opinions. I
have carefully read all that I could
-get hold of on both sides of this affair
and endeavored, like Mr. Weigle, to
lorm convictions. Perhaps, however,
it may interest your readers to have
some psculiar evidence from other
sources tha.n my own.
The most striking and important
testimony comes from a Japanese mer
chant of a high order, Yamocino, who
is on a visit to New Orleans. Inter
viewed by a Picayune reporter, he
said that while his countrymen, like
himself, were gratified at the sympa
thy display did the United States for
-Japtri, be i.itiui?cantly added:
? "But I believe this will change.
The English speaking nations sympa
thize with us today, but it will be dif
ferent in a few years. If Japan wins
this war?and I do not doubt tbat
our country will be victorious?Japan
will be one of the first world powers.
The yellow peril, as some English
writers refer to it, is not remote.
The Chinese and Japanese are very
closely allied by racial similarity, and
there is naturally a strong bond of
sympathy between the two nations,
just as there is a strong sympathy be
tween the iwo great English-speaking
aations. If China is ever broucbt up
to tbe high plane of enlightenment
that Japan has reached, it will natu
rally, with its immense population, its
*-^as>Htorritory, and its untold and un
-~rmaninable resources, be the most
powerful country in the world. The
Japanese have already assisted China
not a little. There are many Japanese
teachers in Chinese institutions, and
-Japanese officials in the Chinese gov
ernment service, both civil and mili
tary. These are slowly bringing about
?a reformation. If this reformation is
ever brought about completely and
Ohina brought out of darkness it will
Tie within the power of the yellow
races to overrun the world.. Tbe
doors of nations that are closed today
can be opened. Even as European
powers are now closing their doors
against Chinese, but forcing the open
ing of Chinese doors to foreigners, so
will it be in the power of Cnina to
?close and keep closed its doors against1
outsiders and to force open the doors
of the western nations. That is why
I believe this sympathy for the Japan
ese will change."
Mr. Yamochimo expresses the
opinion that the Japanese-Russia war
will develop into an international con
Uict. , He thinks that either Germany
or France will be forced in first because
?of their interest in the Far East and
because of their, strong sympathy for
Russia. The British Empire will
come in later, but it will get a full
share of everything, just as it has
always done. Then the United States
will be forced into the conflict. It.
may be slower than the others, even
more so than England, but this govern
ment has assumed a position in the
Orient from which it cannot recede.
What will be the result of the war no
?ue cau foresee, but that the conflict
bow going on is the beginning of one
?*f the great periods in the worlds his
tory must be conceded. \
I regarded this testimony of the
intelligent and very frank Japanese
merchant as very important because
it reveals the true < irienfal ambition.
A great many people make light of the
"Yellow Peril," although Napoleon
did not and Earl Wolseley does not.
It may be that these gentlraen have
minds superior to these remarkable
persons, but on that point, there may
be difference of judgment. At any rate,
if we are to accept Japanese testi
mony, expressed by Mr. Yamocimo
the triumph of Japan and the conse
?quential reawakening of China, as an
industrial and martial nation, bodes
ill for Europe eventually and com
mercially threatens the United States.
Some people say that it will take
many years to accomplish the reform
of China, as indicated, but they for
get that .Japan lias risen gigantically,
in their own day. and in ease of
Japanese domination, China will be no
"However, I do not expect to con
vince anybody, against .his will, but
.simply suggest that Mr. Yamocimo's
revelation be taken into account!
Personally, I am quite content to
await events, for, as .Fredrick tl*e
Great said: "Battles are fought be
yond the stats,' that is, the destinies
?of the world are shaped by the Ruler
of Nations, and not by the opinions of
Black Patti Wants Divorce.
Madame Sisslertta Jones, who is
known as '"Black Patti," has instruct
ed her lawyer there to sue for a di
vorce from her husband, who is em
ployed in a Richmond rest.urant. Tbe
singer appeared there Monday night.
Tuesday morning she drove to the
office of her lawyer and told him to
start proceedings. Before leaving she
said that she expected soon to retire
from the stage. She has accumulated
a considerable fortune.
PREPARING FOR A GRAB.
Congress Waats to Raise Their Own
and Other Salaries.
It would seem from the various
comments that were passed on the bill
asking for an appropriation of $90,
000 from Congress for a new stable for
the President, that this at least would
have detterred his friends from spring
ing another surprise on the country,
as Senator Gallinger did when he asked
that the President's salary be increas
ed 825,000 per annum. The request
is in the shape of a bill. It is to be
discussed at this session. The Gallin
ger bill raises thesalary of the Presi
dent to $75,000; that of the Vice
president to $15,000; of the Speaker
of the House to $12 000; of Cabinet
officers to $15,000; of Senators, Repre
sentatives and delegates to 88,000.
The proposed increase are to go-into
effect March 4, 1905.
It is recalled that a bill increasing
the salaries of members of Congress to
$7,500 was passed in 1873. A storm
of protest was aroused all over the
country, many veteran members of
Congress were retired to private life,
and the succeding Congress repealed
It is pointed out by frrnds of the
Gallinger bill, however, that the in
dignation of the people was aroused by
a measure which is absent from the
present proposition?the retroactive.
The Congressmen of 1873 paid them
selves their back salary to the begin
ning of that term, and likewise their
mileage. This was generally denomi
nated "a grab," and the Gallinger
bill, it is claimed, seeks to avoid a like
The ground for the Gallinger bill
was apparently laid on February 25 by
Senator Hoar, who talked on the sub
ject of Senators salaries being inade
quate. The question was on provid
ing suitable quarters for Senators, the
Democrats having urged that the
Republicans had known for a long
time that the Democratic Senators, or
a number of them, were'given quarters
in an unsafe and condemned building.
In the course of his speech Senator
Hoar made the following significant
"Our salary is also now lower in
practical value than it was before it
was raised fifty years ago. And yet
the one thing that we do not seem to
have courage enough to do is to say to
the people of the United States that
the compensation of this important of
fice shall be at least in some degree
adequate to its dignity and character.
"Take the salary of a judge of the
I District Court of" the Unitea states.
Is there a judge of a district court of
j the United State who would not con
sider his promotion to the Senate of
the United States an advance in
dignity and authority? A'nd yet we
have put up their salaries and the
salaries of the judges of the Circuit
Courts to $0,000 and $7,500 and do not
venture to touch our own."
And now the Gallinger bill is sprung.
There, is very little question that the
proposition, in many respects, is one
which has the President alone in mind
and it is not improbable that Senator
Gallinger wrote his bill after confer
ence with leaders in the party who
bask in the White House sunshine.
A Slander Nailed.
In repiy^to news which has been
talked, it is false. As I am well
known over the State and I know that
none can provs such against me, as I
now remain single. I want one, and
all to know it. As I have been
charged with having a wite. Now if
there is any woman who wishes to
make any such claim against me. this
is the time for I would like to know
who it may be. If news carriers
would mind their own business, our
county would be far better off. As I
I learn, there are many who seem to be
' interested in me, just bear in mind,
I if I ever get married, thtie will be
many who will siog and shout
"Dixie." As I have been hearing
bad news and my name is a dayly
song: it must be stopped now. at once.
?A. M. J., in Walterboro Press and
A Horrible Death.
A horrible accident was reported
Wednesday night to Coroner Green as
happening to the little four-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Suydam. who live about ?fteen miles
from Columbia, on the Garners1 Ferry
road. The parents of the little child
came to the city Wednesday, and the
child, on her way home from school,
stopped to play on a pile of logs near
the house. While on top, one of the
logs turned ano" she was caught be
tween several and instantly killed,
her head being crushed. It was some
time later that the body was found
and it was late before the parents
were notified. Consequently they
were not able to leave until after
dark. The inquest has been held and
the fuueral will be held thursday. Co
c A Foolish Fair.
A dispatch to the August, i Chron
icle says Willie Fincher, a lad of 13,
and Emma Mann, a little maid who
boast of only 14 summers, the pair
halliug from Goldville, Ala., drove
into \Vest Point Ga., Thursday in a
rather dilapidated turnout and creat
ed astonishment by announcing their
desirf tu lind a minister or justice
who would make them man and wife.
Young Fincher said he had the per
mission of the girl's parents as well as
her own, but that the Alabama laws
interfered with his happiness. No one
could be found who would tie the
knot, and to make matters worse, the
would-be groom found himself devoid
of funds. A puree was made up for
the pair and they drove into Harris
count ; doping to find some one to
otllciato hi their wedding.
Tin .Japanese Wounded.
Seventy-one wounded officers and
men from the Japanese fleet arrived
at Sasebo on the hospital ship Kobe
Maru from Port Arthur. All these
were wounded in the attack upon Port
OK AN GEBT
A Great Skyscraper Frame Collapses
in New York.
SEVERAL PERSONS ARE KILLED.
Criminal Carelessness on the Part
of the Contractors, Who Had
In the city of New York fourteen
persons, are believed to have been
killed, about a score injured and sev
eral are missing through the collapse
Wednesday of the steel skelton of the
Hotel Darlington, a 13-story apart
ment house in course of erection at
57 Forty-sixth street. The steel
frame work had been erected as far as
the eleventh floor and the structure
was swarming with iron workers,
masons and laborers, when, without
an instant's warning, tbe upper floor,
sagged and collapsed and the whole
structure fell with a crash that was
heard for blocks, and shook all the
buildings in the vicinity. A portion
of the steel frame fell upon the rear
of the Hotel Patterson, on West For
ty-seventh street, crushing in the
wall of the dining room and killing
Mrs. Ella Lacey Stoors, the wife of
Frank Storrs, a wealthy resident of
Rye, Westchester county, as she was
sitting at luncheon with the wife of
the Rev. Dr. Minot Savage, who
The cause of the disaster generally
accepted is tbe overloading of the
floors. Foreman James Halpin, in
charge, ot the iron workers, stated
that there was a large quantity of
cement and other building material
on the ?fth iloor, and that on tbe
ninth floor were the three iron beams
which were to have been used in con
structing the remaining floors of the
buildings. That criminal careless
ness is chargeable to somebody is
shown by the fact that the. building
department had placed repeated
"violations" against the building, the
last one being filed Wednesday at the
instance of Inspector Cbarles French,
because "the side walls were more
than two stories in advance of tbe
front walls, and the floor beams were
not properly boltedand tied."
In spite of this and previous warn
ings, those responsible for the con
struction or the ouildlng went ahead
regardless of consequences. Adjoin
ing the collapsed building on the west
is the four-story brownstone residence
of Harold Browu. Some of tbe huge
iron beams struck the side of tbe
house and stove holes in the wall
and roof and disloged a part of the
brownstone front which was thrown
to the street. The occupants escaped
uninjured. On the east side is a
house occupied by A. Walpole Cragie
as a school for boys. ? The pupils had
gone home to luncheon a few minutes
before the crash occurred. Some of
the beams struck the house tearing
off a portion of tbe roof and smashing
holes in the side walls.
Mrs. Storrs whose husband is in
Loudon. England, was sitting in lun
cheon with Mrs. Si vage when the
crash came, and she and Ernest
Meier, a waiter, were instantly burled
under the debris the roof and walls.
Mrs. Savage barely* escaped being
struck but her skirt was pinned to
the Iloor by a mass of fallen bricks.
Mrs. Storrs was breathing when ex
tricated, but died within a few min
utes. The waiter is believed to be
injured. The other occupants of the
dining room escaped unhurt. Tlie
Hotel Patterson was shaken to its
foundations and the rear fire escapes
on seven stories were torn from their
fastenings and all the windows on
these floors were smashed. The oc
cupants of these apartments hast'ly
quitted the building. Rev. Minot J.
Savage was ill in his apartments in
the front of the hotel at the time ol
At 11 o'clock tonight the contractor
In charge of tbe wrecking work said
that his men bad discovered seven
bodies and that two were known to
be pinned under the wreckage on the
east side of the building.
Splendid work was done by the fire
men, who at the risk of their lives,
crowded under the tangled wreckage
to rescue the imprisoned workmen.
They were accompanied by Chaplain
Smith of the tire department, who ad
ministered the last rites of thechurch
to several of the injured. Harold
Clark, a watchman, was rescued un
hurt from the cellar after being im
prisoned for four hours. He said that
he left Frank Allison,, one of the
owners and builders, on the ninth
tloor a few minutes before the crash.
Patrick Murphy, the engineer of the
hoisting engine, and six workmen
were arrested and held as witnesses.
Representatives of the district attor
ney's office examinei the wreck Wed
nesday and began an investigation
to place the responsibility for the
Nu Sleep in Ten Years.
Albert Heroin, born in France in
|sti2 and for (ifteen years a hostler in
the employ of Waller I Mia res. of Tren
ton, N. .1., declares he has not slept
a wink in the last ten years and that
his eyes seldom closed in slumber for
several years preceding. Notwith
standing this, he does not seem to
suffer any discomfort from his remark
able condition. He goes to bed re
gularly, but says he never closes his
eyes, or at least never for an instant
loses consciousness of all that is go
ing on about him. In the morning he
arises refreshed and ready for another
day's work. He declares the change
of position and the darkness of the
room seem to give him all the rest he
requires. The man's story is sustain
ed by physicians who have examined
him and who have made vain efforts
to afford relief
JKG, S. C, WEDJSIESDA-3
HOMES AND LIVES
Pay a Heavy Tribute to the Raging
A dispatch from Lawtqn, 01:1a.,
says prairie fires that swept over large
portion of Kiowa and Comanche coun
ties Thursday night, destroyed hun
dreds of farm buildings and much live
stock, made 1,000 persons homeless,
caused the death of several persons,
threatened a number of towns and
swept away scores of buildings on the
outskirts of the towns. The follow
ing deaths are verified:
Dr. Harmond, six miles from Law
ton; body found.
Unknown boy, body found on
prairie near Lawton, burned beyond
John Harmond and a daughter of
Mrs. Henderson, living near Lawton
were fatally burned.
The country was very dry, no rain
having rallen for months. Grass and
stubble fires, set by farmers as is cus
tomary at at this season of the year,
were driven beyond control by a vio
lent gale which rose suddenly.
Estimates of the loss exceed 0200,
Report says that more fatalities are
expected as the reports from some dis
tricts are meagre.
At Hobart, the county seat of
Kiowa county, the fire appraehed from
the east, destroying the stables and
fifteen race horses, fifteen residences,
two business houses and various small
buildings. Spreading to the south
west, the fire swept seventy-fjve
thousand acres of military and timber
reserve and Indian school reserve, de
stroying several Indian houses afcd
forty head of government cattle.
Spreading westward the names cov
ered miles of the homestead district,
destroying houses, barns and stock.
It was in this district that five per
sons are reported to have perished in
attempting to protect their property.
The names of three have been learned.
They are as follows:
Dock and John Harmon, brothers,
and a man named Fisher.
The other two were women and
their names have not yet been learned.
Late at night the fires began mov
tng southward toward the city. At
midnight five thousand people of the
city were battling with the approach
ing flames. The advance line of the
fire was fully two miles in length and
came in a semi circular form.
A thousand men turned their ef
forts to checking the grass borders of
the reservation at the city limits.
Water from every source, carried in
every conceivable way, was distributed
along this line and all around the city
limits. This served the' purpose of
checking the advance lines of the tire,1
but was of little avadiu hindering the
continual rolling of the fire brands
into the street of the city. In more
than a hundred places flames arose
from dwellings, barns and outhouses,
but wherever a blaze grew men were
present to quench it with water. As
a result of the cool judgment of the
fire-fighters the city's loss was only
Families lay oit in the prairie
throughout the fieezing night after
the storm had passed with only thin
clothes on their backs. Hundreds of
people are destitute and are suffering
intensely from the ;old.
Mrs. Horace G. Allis, formerly a
prominent society leader in Little
flock, Ark., comrnhted suicide at the
county hospital b; hanging herself
with strips of bed clothes. Tier bus
band was at one tine president of the
First National B nk, of that city.
He was tried by :he United States
court and given live years in thepeni
teRtiary for wrecking that hank. His
wife was well known over the state
and the disgrace tttending her hus
band's downfall sent her into seclu
sion. Her hushanl was pardoned af
ter sewing three /ears. On his re
lease she pleaded vith him to return
to her and live dovn disgrace, but he
refused. He wasche- promoter and
financier of the Little Rock street
railway company aid numerous other
? Not Thk Year.
What is the mailer with the new
tax laws? Tbedogiax is not available
this year un accoun, of failure to pro
vide machinery forils collection, and
the franchise .tax i.sheld to heinopera
tive for the presett year, as the re
turns are already nade to the countv
auditors. The taj commission took
a year to devise tte methods for in
creasiug the reventes of the State,
and the Legislatur; took a good deal
of tinvi in considelng their recom
mendations, but tb usual deficit will
greet the tax-payrs at the close of
The Turkish govrnment has resolv
ed to forcibly prvenl the Russia j
Black sea fleet froa passing through
the I?ardanells. anca light will prob
ably occur should sch an attempt be
made. The defenss along the straits
have been streuglieiied and mines
have been laid, .li officer has also
been appointed espeially iosiipervi.se
defensive measures The reason for
Turkey's bold uctiu, it is learned, is
thai strong represefjations have been
made by the powes against such a
breach of Russia's tiuty obligations.
Gen. (Jrant'H Gradson to Wed.
Capt. Algernon Srtoris, grandson J
of President Grant, ailed for France
Friday to marry a amous Paiisian
beauty. For love o her he joined
the Roman Catholl church. The
bride to be is 22 yers old, a pro
nounced blonde petiteand is described !
as altogether charmitr.
To Build a Alonuient ol Coal.
A monument of col reaching loll
feet above ground and!2 feet square
is to be erected at St. ouis, to adver
tise to the world one if the natural
resources of West Virlnia. It will
be the largest and nut UDique ei
bibifc of coal ever made
f, MABCH 0, 1904.
GIVES IT THE LIE
Grover Says He Did Not"Lunch
With a Colored Man
AS CHARGED BY A CONGRESSMAN.
Social Equality of tbe Rooseveltion
Variety Discussed in a Very
Plain Manner in the
In the house Thursday a letter from
Grover Cleveland to Representative
Webb of North Carolina was read de
nying that C. H. J. Taylor, a negro,
had dined with him at the White
House while he was president, as
charged by Representative Scott of
Kansas a few days ago. Mr. Webb
said he had written the former presi
dent sending him an extract from
The Congressional Record and asking
if the statements made by Mr. Scott
"This morning," he said, "I receiv
ed the following reply," which he
read amid applause:
Princeton, N. J., March 2.
E. Y. Webb, House of Representa
Dear Sir: It is a matter of small
concern to me that Mr. Scott has
seen fit to use my name in a display
of his evil propensities on the tl >ur of
the bouse pf representatives. In an
swer to your inquiry, however, I have
to say of bis statement that the col
ored man, C. II. J. Taylor, took lunch
with me at the White House that it
is a deliberate fabrication out of the
As far as Mr. Taylor is concerned, I
understand, prior to his appointment
as register of deeds at Washington
that be had served as an assistant in
the office of the city attorney at Kan
sas City. His .nomination as register
was confirmed by the senate and he
served in that place with intelligence
and elficiency. He has since died.
Some people restrain themselves from
abusing the dead.
My inquiries concerning Mr. Taylor
before bis appointment, ray observa
tion of him during his incumbency,
and the little I have known of nim
since satisfy me that his character's
very unjustly attacked in the diatribe
of Mr. bcott.
One charge is made against Mr.
Taylor by M,r. Scott which he doubly
clinches with truth when he declares.
"He was a black negro." I am led,
however, to doubt his familiarity with
his suggestion when he adds: "As
black as you ever saw."
Yours very truly,
Mr. Webb said he wanted this de
nial to travel that the statement of
Mr. Scott might be overtaken.
"Mr. Cleveland was a friend of the
negro, but not a fool friend," said Mr.
Webb. "He never by word or action
encouraged the dream of social equal
ity in the breast of the black man--"
This was greeted with applause by
"Again," he continued,v "he was
the friend of colored men, but he also
was the friend of the southern white
man and sympathized with us in our
race problems and race burdens, and
thai, sir, is more than Mr. Roosevelt
seems ever to have done."
Mr. Scott said he accepted the
statement of Mr. Cleveland as true
and oifered his apology to the former
president. In justice to himself, said
Mr Scott, he desired to say that he
never before heard the report denied.
Mr. Swanson of Virginia asked Mr.
Scott where he had heard the report,
to which Mr. Scott replied that he
had seen the statement in newspa
Mr. Swanson asked further for a
copy of a newspaper containing the
statemeut. Mr. Scott explained that
these statements were made several
years ago and the papers might not
be easily procured. He said that he
had made full apology to Mr. Cleve
Mr. Scott added tha'. he had
brought to Mr. Cleveland lor the first
time in four years applausj from the
This was loudly applauded upon tbe
majority side of the chamoer.
Mr. Williams, the minority leader,
charged that Mr. Roosevelt had dined
Booker Washington to carry the light
of example to the south which does not
believe in social equality/ When a
question is raised, he said, against the
appointment of a negro to positions in
the south the statement is made that
there can he no discriminali'in on ac
count of color: but. continued Mr.
Williams, the administration would
not appoint a Chinaman as a postmas
ter on the Pacitic coast if he possessed I
the ability of Li Hung Chang. Mr.
Williams said the whole incident was
a telling blow at the abstract theory
of general equality and that it "is a j
discovery of the underlying hypro- j
crlsy of the contention that all men
are socially equal, regardlessuf color,
race, traits and tendencies."
Mr. Scott desired to know who had
been asserting social equality.
"I have understood," replied Mr.
Williams, "that tie- political theory
of your household political faith for
the last 20 years has been that men,
regardless of color, race, trails, ten
dencies, characteristics, capabilities
or what-not ought to be strictly equal
politically," and said social equality
"But that is not all, the head of
your party set the example of social
equality in tbe only manner it can be
set by inviting a black man^to a
Mr. Williams said that if what the
president had done was not to carry
the light uf example it was done for
no purpose at all.
"It was an unconscious exhibition. f
continued" the minority leader, "o
the arrogance that teaches men now
and then to shed the light of example
upon the benighted white population
of the south."
Mr. Williams went on: "Nor am I
quarreling with Mr. Roosevelt, nor
have I quarreled with him at all. He
has a perfect .right to invite a colored
man if he chooses, but as far as I
know he waited until he was president
of the United States so.it could bear
an official stamp before he ev.er did
( Mr. Scott said he had made no im
putation of fault against Mr. Cleve
land. He had simply pointed to the
allegation he made because the Demo
cratic party had gone into hysterics
because one man had invited a col
ored man to his table." ?
"All right," said Mr. Williams, "I
am glad to hear that because I
thought the gentleman had a sharp
stick and was after my dearaud much
adored old friend, Grover Cleveland."
Further discussion was cut short by
a point of order.
TO DELIVER FREIGHT PROMPTLY
The Act on the Subject Passed by the
Probably the hardest fought bill of
the year was that on prompt freight
transportation. The law as it now
stands, after surviving the struggle
in the legislative halls, provides that
the railroads mustdeliver goods within
a time limit. The limit is definite,
yet seems to be liberal enough. The
schedule is, from midnight of the day
the freight is received: not over 100
miles 72 hours, 100 to 200 miles 96
hours, over 200 miles 120 hours. The
nearest route by rail is taken as the
distance between points. If prompt
shipment is wanted the company
must stamp this notice on the bill of
lading. The second sectiou of the
act is: '
"That any such company failing to
comply with the provisions of this
act, except for good and sullicicnt
cause the burden of proving which
shall be on the company so failing,
shall be subject, in addition to the
liabilities and remedies now existing
for unreasonable delay in the trans
portation of freight, to a penalty of
$5 a day for every day of delay in ex
cess of the time hereinbefore limited,
to be recovered by any consignee who
may be injured In any way by such
delay, or by the owner or holder of the
bill of lading in any court of compe
tent jurisdiction: Provided, Tnat
the.sum of the penalties received shall
not exceed the value of the goods and
transportation-charges thereon: ? Pro
vided; further, That any such com
pany, shall, within ten days after de
mand in writing therefor by any con
signee of delayed freight, or the own
er or holder of the bill of lading, fur
nish a statement in writing sDecify
ing the date of ifs receipt of such
freight, the cause of delay, and the
name of the company responsible
therefor. Any company failing to
furnish such statement shall forfeit
to the party demanding it SI.00
a day for each day In default,
to be recovered as aforesaid;
said; Provided further, That if any
such company shall prove that no de
lay in violation of this act occurred in
the transportation of such freight
after receipt thereof by it, and that it
extended the notice that prompt ship
ment was required to its connecting
line, and that by the exercise of due
diligence it was unable to discover
the cause of the delay or the name of
the company responsible therefor, it
shall be excused from liability under
this act." The act does not go into
effect until May L.
Good for the Governor.
A dispatch from Greenville to The
State says a big cocking main was in
terrupted Thursday by Sheriff J. D.
Gilreath, acting under instructions
from Gov. Hey ward, and there was
great disappointment in the crowd
numbering 1?0 who had come from
North Carolina, Georgia and various
points in this sectton. The rendevous
was nearly live miles from the city, at
McBee distillery, and the cock light
ing was about to begin when Sheriff
Gilreath and his deputy drove upon
the ground, which ciused such con
sternation a large number took to the
woods literally. A ,messenger was
sent immediately to the city for legal
advice, and when Senator Dean was
consulted this afternoon he informed
ail that the sheriff was obeying in
structions from the governor. The
courier hurried back and it was agreed
to stop any further proceedings.
Seven Years Wedded.
Mr. and Mrs. Nias Preble of Inde
pendence Iowa, have just celebrated
their seventieth wedding anniversary,
and, it is believed, hold the record for
married life in Iowa, if not in the
United States. Mr. Preble is 92 years
old and his wife is 87.
They are both in good health, and
Mr. Preble was found splitting wood
by the friends who called to congratu
late. He reads the newspapers and
keeps al>rea>t with the affairs <>f thf.
day. Mrs. Preble is quite deaf, but
otherwise in good health. Of their
long married life, forty-eight years
have been spent in Muchanan county
and forty years in Independence. Both
were b>rn in Vermont. They have
had seven children, and three are now
I'cndiy Ura*N JMn.
A special dispatch from Marion to
The State says Mrs. K. B. Foxworth
is dead as the result of picking a fever
blister with a brass pin. She was
apparently in good health when a
small blister appeared on her lip and
she picked it with a pin, after which
it festered and blood poisoning fol
lowed. She suffered a great deal unt il
death relieved her. Mr. Foxworth
was Miss Leola Baker, a daughter of
Mr. B. B. Baker, and lived in the
Centenary neighborhood, about 12
miles from Marion. She was a noble
hearted, Christian woman. Her unex
pected death has cast a gloom over the
community and caused sorrow in maiiy
$1.00 ?B ANNUM.
AN OHIO MOB
Shot a Negro to Death, Then/ Hanged
Him and Shot Again.
NEGRO SILLED A POLICEMAN.
The Jail Was Stormed by
the Mob. Who Took Their
Victim Out and Shot /
Him to Death.
Richard Dixon, a negro, was shot
to death at Springfield Ohio, Monday
night by a mob, for the killing of
Policeman Charles Collis, who died
Monday from wounds received at the
handsof Dixon on Sunday.
Collis had gone to Dixon's room on
the negro's request. Dixjn said his
mistreits had his clothes in her posses
sion. CjIHs accompanied Dixon to the
room and in a short time the man and
woman engaged in a quarrel which
resulted in Dixion shooting the wo
man, who is variously known as Anna
or Mamie Cor bin, in-the left breast,
just over the heart. She fell uncon
scious at the first shot and G)llis
jumped towards the negro to prevent
his escape from the room. Dixon
then fired four balls into Collis, the
.last of which penetrated his abdo
:nen. Dixon went immediately to po
lice headquarters and gave himself
up. He was taken to jail.
As soon as Collis' death became
known talk of lynching the negiro was
heard and Monday night a crowd be:
gan to gather about the jail.
the negro soot to death.
At 11 o'clock the negro was taken
Irom the jail and shot to death in the
jail yard and trie body was taken from
there to the corner of Main street and
Fountain avenue and hung to a tele
graph pole where the mob spent the
next half hour riddling the body with
bullets from several hundred revol
vers. The mob forced an entrance to
the jail by butting in tue east dooi:s
with a railroad iron. At 10.;iO o'clock
the mob melted rapidly and it was
the general opinion that no more at
tempts would be made to force an en
trance. Small groups of men, how
ever, could be seen in the shadows of
the courthouse, two adjacent livery
stables and several dwelling houses.
At 10.45 o'clock the police were sat
isfied that there was nothing more to
fear and they, with other officials and
newspaper men, passed freely in and
out of the jail. Shortly before Jl
o'clock a diversion was made by a
small crowd moving from the east
doors around to the south entrance.
The police followed and a biufl! was
made at jostling them olf the steps
leading up to the sonth entrance.
The crowd at this point kept growing,
while yells of "hold the police,"
"smash the doors," "lynch the nig
ger" were made, interspersed with re
All this time the party with the
heavy railroad iron was beating at the
east door which soon yeilded to the
battering ram as did the inner lattice
iron east door, and overpowered the
sheriff,turnkey and handful of deputies
and began the assault on the iron ,
turnstile leading to the cells. The
police from the south door were called
inside to keep the! mob from the cells
and in live minutes the south door
had shared the fate of the east one.
MOB OK TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED.
In an incredible short time the jail
was tilled with a moo of l'?o men with
all the entrances and yard gates
blocked by fully 2,500 men. thus mak
ing it impossible for the militia to
have prevented access to the negro,
had it been on the scene. The heavy
iron partition leading to the cells re
sisted the mob effectually until cold
chisels and sledge bammers arrived,
which were only tw i or three minutes
later in arriving. The p id lock to the
turnstile was broken and the mob soon
tilled the corridors leading to the cells.
Seeing that further resistance was un
less and to avoid the killing of inno
cent prisoners the authorities consent
ed to the demand of the mob for the
right man. He was dragged from his
cell to the jail door and thence down
the stone Rteps to a court in the jail
yard. Fearing an attempt on part of
the police to rescue him the leaders
formed a hollow square.
NINE shots in his BODY.
Some one knocked the negro to the
ground and those, near to him fell back
four of five feet. Nihe shoes were tir
ed into his postrate body, and satisfi
ed that he was dead, a dozen men
grabbed the lifeless b >dy and with a
triumphant cheer the mob surged
into Columbia street and marched to
Fountain avenue one of the principle
streets of the town.
From here they marched south to
the Intersection of Main street, and z
rope was tied around Dixon's neck.
Two men climlc.'d Umpole and threw
the rope over the topmost cross-arm
and drew the body about 18 feet above
the street. They then dtsjended and
their work was greeted with a cheer.
The fusillade then begun and for :U)
minutes the body was kept swaying
back and forth from the force of the
rain of bullets wbicb has poured in on
it. Frequently the arms woula ily up
convulsively when a muscle was
struck, and the mob went fairly wiid
Throughout it all perfect order was
maintained and every one seemed in
the best of humor, joking with his
nearest neighbor while reloading his
Caused by a Ptn.
Miss Susie Scolield, a teacher in
Clifford Female seminary, Union, is
in a dangerous condition, due to a pin
scratch which caused blood poison.
It is feared that one of her arms may
have to be amputated,Jand even: this
may not save her life.