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GENERAL NEWS NOTES
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside of the State.
The cause of the disappearance of
C. B. Spahr. the editor of Current Lit
erature. and otler American maga
zines. from the Cunard line steamer,
at Dover. England is a mystery to
his friends and family in Ne-w York.
The state department at Wva;h
ington was offcially notified on Wed
nesday. of the death of Dr. Herran.
the American representative at Co
lombia. Dr. Herran was a promi
- nent figure at the time of the gov
ernment troubles with Colombia over
the Panama canal project.
Rosa Stern, daughter of Rev. Lewis
Stern, a Washington rabbi, made an
attempt to take her life by cutting
her throat with a razor.
Dr. E. G. Simons, a we.ahy doc
tor, of New York, was instantly kill
ed by a freight train on the Lake
Shore railroad, at Glenville, N. Y.
Marshall A. B. Hammond shot and
killed Bad Tucker and seriously
wounded Jim Tucker in a street duel
in an Alabama town, on Friday.
Nathan A. Frye, treasurer of the
Watertown, Mass., savings bank, has
been arrested on the charge of em
bezzling funds from that institution.
Judge Edgar M. Cullen, of Brook
lyn, has been appointed to succeed
Alton B. Parker as chief judge of the
New York Court of appeals.
Bail for the release of Nan Patter
son, charged with the murder of Caes
ar Young, has been fixed at $2o,ooo,
and the woman has been released un
der the above-named bond.
The United States army transport
Thomas sailed on Friday from San
Francisco to carry troops to the
The Honorable Kerr Craige, who
was assistant postmaster general un
der Cleveland's second administration.
died at Washington on Thursday. He
was carried to his native state, North
Carolina. and intered in the ceme
tery at Salisbury.
The republican national managers
have decided to make a vigorous at
tempt to carry Maryland in the com
ing November election.
The Standard Oil company has ad
vanced the price of crude petroleum
in all grades three cents.
The excutive committe of the Inter-.
national.Sunday School association
met at Buffalo on last Thursday and
was in session for the greater part of
Henry C. Finch, who has a record
of having killed at least four people
i ~n his career of crime, wvas hanged1
at Clearfield, Pa.. on Friday.I
Seven hundred metal and tin work
ers are on a protracted strike in Phil
All grades of refined sugar are ad
vancing at the rate of five cents per
Senator Hoar is hanging between
;ite and death. with no change for
either better or worse, and .the yen
erable state;:.a' may linger for ma:ny
days,. or my tempiorarily recoA er.
When the Russians were retiring
from their outer positions at Liao
Yang they dug pits in the cora fields
and set up sharp pointed stakes in
*the bottoms. on which hundreds of
Japanese. wvere impaled and died. a
most norrible death.
The efforts of the British men of
war to come up with the Russian vol
unteer cruisers to deliver to them the
message from the Russian government
in regard to the wholesale seizure of
neutral vessels, have thus far been
The Japanese have occupied Liao
Yang, General Kuropatkin's entire
army having retired beyond the
Laitse river, and many arms and mu
nitions of war have fallen into the
Repair work upon the Russian wvar
ships at Shanghai has been stooped
;by order of the British minister. The
dock at which repairs are being made,
is the property of the British gov
M. Kiriloff, an associated press cor
respondent, was shot and very ser
iously wounded, while on the firing
line in one of the recent engage
ments around Liao Yang..
Baron Von Mirbach has been re
lieved from- his duties as the secre
tary to the German Empress' cabinet
and the administrator of the char
ity funds of that body.
All the glass factories of Charleroi,
distric of Belium, are closed, be-*
cause of a lockout on the part of
the employers in an effort to make the
workmen come to terms disagreeable
King Edward has approved the ap
pointment of Earl Grey. as the gov
ernor general of Canada.
Seaboard railroad stocks broke rap
idllv on the stock exchange at Balti
more on Saturday and ihe,re is some
presstre ti) se!. The New York
-,t,ek exchan,e was Luet all last
wkek and the iy work was of a
C0l. Henry Watters'n. the distin
guished editor of the Louisville Cour
ier Journal, in company with his wife.
called on the family of Alton B. Par
ker. at Esopus. and took lunch at
Troops are pouring in from all sec
tions of the country to take part in
the manoeuvres on the historic battle
ground of Manassas. The soldiers
and officers are familiarizing them
selves with the ground and topo
graphical conditions of the country
preparatory to the great sham battle.
The health of all the soldiers is -re
ported good. and out of all the thous
ands of men on the field., their are only
about fifty under the surgeons care.
As the result of the explosion of
natural gas from oil wells at Yellow
Creek, West Virginia, six persons
were burned to death and a dwelling
house was completely destroyed. The
gas was held to the ground by a
thick fog and it was in that manner
that the unusual phenomanon occur
Coal operators at Knoxville, Tenn.,
are insisting on higher wages and are
attempting to enforce their demands
by an ultimatum asking for a reduc
tion of seven per cent. in the wage
A high official at Paris has received
news from his government at Persia
that there has been fighting of a
serious nature in and around the royal
After a meeting probably unequaled
in the annals of this or any other
country. the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position revival of the Olympic
games has concluded. World rec
ords have fallen before the assaults
f the athletic champions every day,
and the establishment of new records
has marked the entire meet from start
The Continental %Trust company, of
Baltimore, figures as the defendant
in a big suit brought by the Central
National bank, of New York, in liqui
dation, to recover $300.0o0 which it
alleges was procured by the Conti
nental through a fraudulent under
William Exum, of LaGrange, N.
C.. shot and killed his stepson, Guy
Walstin, on Saturday afternoon, at his
own home. Exum shot Walstin
through the chest with a revolver.
Walstin rushed into his mother's arms
for protection and the inhuman Exum
placed the revolyer to the boys.head
and fired a second time. blowing out
the youth's brains. Exum is still
Six persons were killed and 19
wvere injured, two probably fatally,
and nine seriously, by a collision of
:he Wabash "World's Fair Shutt-le
Train" with a suburban electric cam
at St. Louis, on Saturday. There
wvere a5 persons in the car at the time
f the collision and none escaped in
SCJTH CAROLINA NEWS.
[tems of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
Mr. WV. J. Fleming, a prominent and
'opular young man of Charleston,
was drowned in the surf at Sullivan's
sland, on Thursday evening, and the.
body has not yet been recovered.
Captain Edgar A. Sirmyer, who
has been commandant of the Clem
con Cadets at Clemson college for
the past two years, has been ordered
to rejoin his regiment, the eighth
cavalry, and left with Mrs. Sirmyer
several days ago for his post of duty
at Fort Riley, Kas.
Senator A. C. Latimer spoke on
questions of nat mnal democratic in
terest, before an immense crowd in
New York, on September 3nd. Other
prominent democrats were also pres
Labor day will be celebrated in
Charleston by elaborate and appropri
ate ceremonies The parade will be one
of the largest in the history of that
:. ity andwl bepri;cipated in by all
labor unions of Charleston. The col
ored unions will celebrate at Grant
The body of the woman supposed
to be Maud Allen. which has remained
in the morgue at Columbia for the
past several weeks, was buried on
Saturday afternoon. Despite the
fact that Pinkerton detectives have
ecn employed on the case. there has
up to this time, been no light thrown
'in the mystery.
Senmt,r 1. R. Tiiman. m an i 1ter
view1given to a reporter at the rail
way depot at CO,h:mbia. on Saturidar.
stated that he did not see how any
honest man could be in favor of the
much-discussed Brice bill.
Out side of Savannah, where hun
dreds of automobiles are always
speeding on the wide and beautiful
asphalt avenues, it is said that Co
lumbia is now one of the best auto
I mobile towns in this section of the
The Carolina mills, of Greenville.
on Saturday, notified the secretary of
state that the capitalization of the
mill had been increased from $5o,ooo
Governor Heyward and General
Frost left yesterday for Manassas
where they will visit the South Car
olina troops and view the great man
South Carolina masons of the high
est rank are interested in and are pre
paring for the meeting of the Mystic
Shriners which will be held at White
Stone Springs on September 28th.
In an endeavor to improve the
Goose Creek water supply, at Char
leston, some of the impounded water
has been released from the dam in
an effort to eliminate some of the
A case of probable infantcide was
brought to light, on Saturday, in Sa
luda county, when the body of a ne
gro child, supposed to be the off
spring of Laura Long, was exhumed
from a shallow grave in the pine
woods, where it had been carried by
the Long woman.
The new Baptist church has been
completed at Spartanburg, and is one
of the most splendid places of wor
ship in the state. G. H. Cutting &
Co., of Mass., were the builders.
Alton B. Parker did not accept the
invitation to come to Charleston. It
is said that he was too sure of the
South Carolina vote to consider this
When Ion Perdicaris was a resi
dent of the United States he was as
sociated with I .is Langerman, in a
railway project in Pennsylvania, says
the New York Herald. This was the
cause of Langerman's interest in the
Perdicaris kidnapping case.
The story is told that one bluster
ing night in December Perdicaris
asked Langerman to make an investi
gation of certain terminal facilities
in a mountain village. After Langer
man had arrived at his destination a
terrinc snowstorm came up and stop
ped traffic on all railroads on the
setion. Langerman was v-ery~ anx
ions to get back and report the result
of his work to Perdicaris, but he was
informed that it would be days be
for the I9rst train would leave, so he
telegraphed as follows:
"I am snowed in: no trains run
ning. Cannot leave either with
sleigh or wagon. What shall I do?"
This is the reply he received:
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