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VOL. - IV ------ -- N--I----- ---- --- --. ANINING., S. C., WEDI)N 'SI)AY, eJ U 1,Y 2; 1 89.N.XV ___________
ON TO PORTO RICO.
General Miles' Forces Move Under
a Strong Convoy.
NO TIME TO BE LOST.
The President Orders Sampson to
Convoy the Expedition at
Once. The Army of In
vasion a Large One.
President McKinley is thoroughly
aroused over the delay in the starting
of Geh. Miles and the expedition for
Porto Rico. For several davs Gen.
Miles and the troops have been aboard
the transports at Playa awaiting the
naval convoy which is to be furnished
by Admiral Sampson. The troops are
sweltering in the crowded ships. under
the broiling tropial sun. while Gen.
Miles has been chafing under what he
believes an inexcusable delay, and has
been bombarding the war department
with dispatches urging that the navy be
hurried in its preparations for the ex
Instructions of a most positive nai
ture were cabled Sampson to suiply the
necessary convoys, but. notwithstand
ing these instructions, Admiral Saip
son proceeded with the preparations for
the expedition with a deliberation that
is exasperating. The President is
much concerned lest that part of the
Porto Rico expedition already sailed
from this country should arrive at a
point of rendezvous in advance of -Iiles
and the navy.
It is feared that if Gen. Wilson's
command which sailed Wednesday from
Charleston should arrive in advance of
Gen. Miles and the navy convoys. se
rious danger and possibly disaster might
result, as Gen. Wilson's ships are abso
lutely without any protection. The
President Wednesday morning issued a
personal order to Admiral S ampson
that he should proceed immediately to
Porto Rico with Gen. Miles.
THE EXPEDITION SAILS.
Gen. Miles, leading the military ex
pedition against Porto Rico, started at
3 o'clock Thursday afternoon from
Siboney, Cuba. for the point on the
island of Porto Rico. where it is the
intention that the troops shall land.
It is expected that Gen. Miles will wait
at some appointed spot on the route or
the expedition from Tampa. Newport
News and New York. to fall into his
column. These expeditions are already
under way, some of then with two or
three days start of Gen. Miles, so that
the delays should not be very great.
After all the difficulty about the naval
convoy, and the first conclusion of the
naval authorities that none was neces
sary, the strength of that now furnish
ed is surprising. There is a battleship
of the first class, the Massachusetts.
and effective protected cruiser, the Cin
cinnati; a speedy and well armored gun
boat, the Annappolis, and four vessels
of the auxiliary navy which have al
ready proved by their performances in
Cuban waters that they are fully'equal
to the ordinary gunboat in off-ensive
power. These are the Gloucester.
which distinguished herself in the des
truction of Cervera's squadron: the
Wasp, which has attained an env ile
notoriety as a disturber of Spanish
blockhouses; the Leyden, which fora
time was the sole representativec of
United States power in Hlabana harbor.,
and the Dixie. Secretary Alger be
lieves that Gen. 3Miles on the Yale will
arrive at his destination Sunday morn
ing with 3.000J men under his immecdi
ate command. A day later will conic
4:000 men on transports and the day
following that 3,500 more. . Whether
the landing will be deferred until the
arrival of this entire force or whether
Gen. Miles will take the initiative and
hoist the flag himself on Porto Rican
soil is left to the discretion of that of
ficer. It is the department's determni
nation that lhe shall not lack for troops
or equipment, and this first expedition
may be followed by several others as
fast as the troops can be gotten ready
until word comes from the general that
he needs no more.
Gen. Schwan's brigade, comprising
the Fifth, Eleventh and Nineteenth
United States infantry, a splendid body
of trained soldiers. sailed from Tampa
- Thursday to join Gen. Miles and if the
Porto Rican expedition is not an imme
diate success it will not be for lack of
disposition in the war department to
supply every requisite.
LOOXING FOR HER BROTHER.
Kiss Fitzgerald has Just Returned
Miss Minnie Fitzgerald, of St. Louis,
Mo., passed through Macon Monday.
on her way home afttr a fruitless visit
to Santiago insearchi of a brother. Miss
Fitzgerald is a very pretty blonde of
apparently not more than 1S years of
age. She came up on the Southern.,
and to passengers on thme train she told
a remarkable story of a trip she had just
made to Santiago alone mn such of her
brother, Murroy Fitzgerald, whom sY
says was with Troop Ri of the Third,
Missouri cavalry. She went to Or lando
four weeks ago to see her brother, but
found that he had been sent to Santi
ago. Then after the battle of July 1.
as she could not hear anything~ fromi
.him, she decided to go to Santiag~o to
look for him. The captain of the Six
teenth United States infantry took her
.on a transport to Cuba. U.pon her arrival
there she found that the captain of heCr
brother's company had been killed and
a number of his men killed and wountd
ed. She could find no one who could
irive her inforniation conceernling her
b~rother, and although she inquired at
the hospital and searched the list of
the dead and wounded nio trace of himi
was found. Disappointed and grief
stricken she returned to the U nited
States last Tuesday after spending only
one day and night in Cuba.
Miss Fitzgerald samid shle did not pro-0
pose to give up the search for her
brother and that she intends to find
him dead or alive. She is goin g home
after her mother and will return withI
her. Together, they will again Lgo to
The Usuul Fate
A muau supposed to be Peter Br wn o
Greensboro. N. (.. wa~s intant y kilai'
and Charses II. C'raier o Anlebr
Mass., was seriously injuirid by beill
struck by a locomjoti'e onl the Iennslh
v'ania railroad ini West P'hilade'lphia~
while beating thir~i wayv frmm Baltimlore
BLEW UP HIMSELF AND OFFICERS.
The Desperate Act of a Chinese Mur
derer in California.
The. w tr,'tfte Wetern ne :u
lx pli e i ~lini l:! were IlthiIl np by a
Inurertus Cillman t 5.9)Wednles
day moriin. F'iedeputy sherifs and
clonstables who were tryinur to arrest the
murderer were killed. The Chinaman
had fortified himslelf in the magazine
and blew it up while an atten.pt to ar
rest him was being made.
The Celestial. Will) Was cilployed in
the works and who caused the awful
Cxplosion. had killed a fellow country
man in a 41uarre% over a Chinese lottery
ticket. lie then defied the officers who
went ti arrest hin. The muirderer fied
;ito the ina-azinet, which contained five
tons of Jiant powder. harricaded him
self and thireatened to blow up the maga
zine if any one caine to arrest iiiim.
)epu.!ty Sleriff WVhite. soil of Sheriri
Charles WAhite. in charge of a posse
eollsistiig of Constable Gus WhIte,
Deputy Sheriff George Woodsum. Delp
uty Sheirff ). C. Cameron, Deputy
C(onstable J. J. Lerri and Deputy
ConstaIle llarry Cramer were on the
sccne' Of the shootil.r shortly after the
muruer and kept guard over the China
mail n within his stronghold. All the
olicers wvere armed with rifies. After
repcated demands to surrender had
been made. to all of which the same
reply came. "If you come here I will
blow up the uagazilne, the officers re
tired for the night within the private
office of the eoipany. about 20 yards
away. Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock
Deputy Sheriff Charles White. after a
consultation with the others. deter
miniied to break down the barricade. not
believinu the Chinaman would keep his
promise. Accordingly the entire posse
headed for the door. Tru to his word
tile Chinaman fired the giant powder.
killing the five ofieers .tnd blowing
hilflci to atoms so small that but one
piece has been found. V .hite's body
was fearfullv mangled; it was found
nearly 50 vards away. Mrs Hill was
visitin- a Mrs. Pride. who livr.d aeross
the wav: sihe was killed in the falling
debris of the building.
All the buildings eaught fire. En
ines were soon fighting the flanws.
but to no avail. The works were com
pLetely wrecked. Four houses also
were blown down and abeut 40 par
tially wrecked. Deputy Sheriff Fred
Sheritt and -Deputy Ed White escaped.
but are painfully wounded. Deputy
Sheriff Sheritt s story is to the effect
,hat at 5 o'clock this morning the China
muan called to Deputy Sheriff White
that lie would surrender. White.
Woodsum and Koch iumediately pro
ceeded to the door, while the othcrs fol
lowed. Just as the door was reached
the sound of a falling plank was heard
aid thei-the cxplosion occurred.
The name of the Chinaman i wa(Ao0011
-N-, Chun ir. TIe man lhe murdered was
m1111 Si Sinig. Coroner WAad-ni and a
corps of deputics are searching through
the surrounding fields for the remains.
In somtie instances they had to be picked
ilp with shovels. Fourteen cars were
blown to splinters and several were
arned. Windows were broken in
Oakland, Amelia and as far as Berkley.
Sheritt and Ed White are nervous
recks. T Le were carried over 40
feet by tile fo rce of the explosionl and
tirowii violen!tly to thle grounl~d.
A DASTARDLY OUTBAGE.
A Newspaper Correspondent Strikes
The ease of Sylvester Seovel. the
lewspapter correspondent. who is said
to have slaplped Gen. Shafter's face at
the clotse of thi~ecremloinies attenidingt
thle raising of the United States flag
ver tihe carttured city of Santiago de
Cuba, has not yet been made tile sub
jeet of an oficeial report to the war de
partmlent. Thle circumstances of the
lleged insult are ptarticularly aggrava
ed, and it may go hard with the reek
ess newspaper mani if Gen. Shafter deC
ires to punish him. It is said at the
ar department that the miatter is en
irely in the hands of Gen. Shiafter and
hat if so disposed lie could impose a
apital penalty on Scovel. As one of
fiial exptressed it, the offense was comn
ntted in thle enemy's country, during
he existence of martial law. against
he person of' tihe offieer in supreme
ounand. The fact that Scovel is a
ivilian gives him no immunity from
he operation of military law. The
haracter and extent of his punish
nent rests entirely with Gen. Shafter.
[Iis alleged offense is one of the most
serious knowtn to military law. It was
mutinous in its character and miight.
nder the existing conditions at tile
ime, lhave led to a serious uprising
iga~linst tile niewly installed authourities
Ih'at it was followed by no serious con
'etuenices is due probatbly to the promplt
itin of the. ttieers wijth Gen. Shafter
it thet time1 ini putting~ hi'- assailant un
tIer inluned iate arrest. Althotughi it i
diiiitted thaI t G;enleral Shlafter has fullI
uthlorityc to i Inpottse tile death penlalty
ifter conv\ictioni by coutrt-mlartial. ther
is no likelihlood that h~e will resort to
any such extreme measures. The im
pression here is that after he has under
one a short implrisonmenl~it S'oveil will
be drunlnned out tf camp ini disgrace and1
ftrbidden to ret urn to Cjuban ternitory
as long ais it r'emiains unde1r tilt tove'rnl
mnti of thle Uniitedi States.
More Spaniards Surrender.
A launchi froml tlt- Marlehl.'iead went
Verticava l)'l Ttrt, opplosite Cainaine
ra. anda rave fornudll nit IIit t fthe Spn -
ral's trttttps, tttgethler with Ill'conitiont~
of thlt cap ittulat ion tr Sanitiagto.Beie
very 1 lim ited time fnixed ftor hauinig dltown
the Slanishl flag t ver Caimlenera. tihe
American ofiie'er alsit gave notice that if
he Spainishl gunbtat Sandt t'al wasdi
abled inl any wuay. ttr if anyi armis: ami
at Catianeral ttr Gunltltaam, were de
stoyed theC Spaiardi's wouhtill nott be
treated't as pri 'oners of wtar. TIhe fpaln -
A Good Price.
haiin It autIlt Itiat noi WVednesdayv.
iTe tirst bid wa lt ' while the~ bnuyer.
lvreident l ihun' t.t ec( Kitl. t Ct
STATE C 'APA IGN.
The First Half of the Race Fin
ished in Camden.
THE SAME OLD SPEECHES.
Col. Floyd Grows Eloquent at
Home. Only Incident Was
a Spat Between Himself
and General Watts.
The campairgners pa ssed the half
mile post Ilhursday at classic Camden.
rich in historic assoviations. Here is
the iiouiient to the Confederate dead,
in honor of tie gallant liickinson. lieu
telialnt coloniel of the PZahneOtto reilelint
who was as anxious to get a plaec in
the picture near the flashing of the
guns as any other neiber of the field
or staff. lard by Hampton park where
the candidates spoke. stands the well
known ionunent i inenory of Baron
DeKalb. who ,ave his life forhis adopt
Near by is the rangOe known as Iob
kirk hill. whre" Green so successfully
met the British. And not more than
six miles off is the field of the battle of
Caiden. where GateS met with iis
inlorious defeat-Gates. of whon it
was said ie never drew up his horse
until lie reached Charlotte for battle, in
which ihe exchanged his northern laur
els for southern wecepin, willows.
Another feature of this place is the op
portunity which the candidates enjoyed
of sojourning at Ufton Court. so well
known not on1y as a winter sanitarlumrl.
but as an agreeable inn at all times.
Though I write with a running pen.
reference should be made to the nemo
ries which the town's cemetery affords,
iiemories connected with such men as
Kershz't and Kennedy. and other
knightly heroes of the lost cause. And
to crown it all. this is a comiuuty
known for the graces of its womanhood
and the excellent characteristics of its
manhood, illustrated in the field and in
the forum ever since revolutionary days
Memories here of church, memories of
State, memories of war!
Thie candidates were entertained at
the expense of the county executive
committee. and in 31r. T. .J. Kirkland's
hands they fared well The meeting
was a snall one, there being only sev
eral hundred persons present. but as an
evidence of the era of good feeling. I
ai told that there were present a score
or so of those who have not attended a
political ieeting in this county for
THE RAILR.iOAD SEXTETTE.
Mr. Berry spoke first. le thought
hie could fill tile office of railroad coim
missioner as a practical business miam.
iHe did not believe in oppressing tire
roads. There were no boys running for
this position. They are all men with
records. which records trhe people should
sift and vote for the best nan. As an
insurance man foe niany years ie hail
settled many financial matters, and
was able to arbitrate between the peo
ple and the roads.
Mr. Evans vieldeh to no man when it
caie to a business traisaction. The
interests of the people and the railroads
were linked. and lie was competent to
poss upion qjuestions of disairreement.
31r. Garris said he never could joke
when he talked politics, and his face
showed it. ie knew soniething about
the burdens of the people and the dis
rimination of the railroads, lie warn
ed the crowd that when a candidate
told them them that any office was be
ond the capacity of' the ordinaty jury
ian, that office should be abolished,
because any rascality conmmitted therein
could nrot be caught up witd.
M1r. Thomas unroll his map and de
elared ire spoke fromr the records. show
ing that lie kept iris oath to do justice
to the peoprle and tire roads. The other
merubers of tire board had made a trade
withr thre roads, saying, you work tire
fertilizer rate and we will recoup you by
a raise on other articles, and lie had
protested agaiinst it. ie presented hini
self its an absolutely clean and irre
proachible man in politics. But for
that lie could not afford to fight his col
leagues in office. as they had charge of
thre minutes aiid tire records. Tire
other candidates did not know enough
about traffic matters to operate a tin
railroad that wotund up with a key.
G en. G ray elicited a lauighi when lie
asked what would becomre of tire State
if Thonmas should die. Ini spite of Iris
monumental self-praise tire imipressioni
was prevalent throughout the State that
when thiere was an issue Thomas lined
up with the railroads.
MIr. Thiomas-I dare yoti to prove it.
3Ir. Gray repiled by reading fromr tire
records a resolution offered by Thromas
to the effect that the fertilzer rate be
reduced 25 percent. and that the rail
roads recoup thremoselves byv raising tihe
ine rates onr merchandise. In tis way
Thomais had tried to fool tire people
people by *eveninrg up" things with tire
GiENtAi LrGENT[.EM.\N FRtoM E*LEo.
31r Stairsell. the geirnial genitlemi:mu
fromr Elk . was beanin i ithr smriles as
re spoe. 1 am rio silver tongued ora
tor.n airche or lawyer. I amr freshr
fromr tire fields of liarnrwell courty, one
of your menr. aind I am a canrdidate for
rirlroaid coummissioner. W\e have assist
ed vo in ierlect tin your candidate from~1
he upper part of tire State. arnd our*
lowe 'r secctiour lhas lrever Ieen represeur t
edl on that bhoard and we are due that.
It will he my pleasure if electedi to hiook
lter the illterests 'kf tile peolple of Sontli
Ca:rolinra. anrd let tihe railroads. whichh
are longer C0ugll. -t rolli clroirll aunt
brioad enoiugir, take care of themrrel ves.
.\T iris 'iiTiiNENUs Hnrarn.
( een Wartts Sail Ire hadl come tiiiiay to
carid ile lior i irs 'ien, ti tueet I 'I.
Fi..yd 'n hris iwnr staloin. groundli. IldC
wa,- nt a Co.nfra~ite soldier. butt Ihe
was ire sour itfn u01 wli In hail il1 tlie
was suiriris I tha t --ir old Virginia
('infederarte' he ii''iiten: mrad a1t h
1prile b~ecause lie hadi -aid ire(ly
was nit born ini 'iouth Carolini. Ile
hadl sail that 1no Siiuth Carlinar ('in fd
rate hadt~ opposed hin ftrreli...
lrowni. (i her:iT !. Fly i in Il
telhou Ilii? le nlust statV I a ( 'ine' eraLte
oldir's placie. I Smiledc at hlimi h'
eue ri knrew ihe did nit inemwa Iiw
aid. I :enr -irry for hhn.
lire speaker wenrt on1 to sa:y that it
airy manr ini tire two loical iii tary ci!m
pa'ieis would saty Ire hadr~ not donre his
,.. e (ua a ilj.uniunt mourral Ire wonbi
retire from the race. lie remarked that
he wats 11) faetiitnal or comiibinaitiOn canl
did at. withIiout explainii ng tle su ppos
iL FL.40Yi S E1oqtTENCE.
Coh. I hyd was arected with cheer-.
'nd lie lnle tile erove ritl with h
eloquelce. S.aid he: - ey heart this
iiorning thrills with Iteepest gratitude
the apparent unianimi:ty with which my
candidacy seems to be endorsed )y K r
shaw county. I have lived here for 33
years. and at no time have I not beeni
willing to risk iy life in defence of your
honor and liberty. I know I have made
iiiistakes. but I shll not attempt toin
swer his misstatemients.
A atts demurred at this and le and
Flovd reneated and reiterated. "Hlis
record is before you,' said Col. Floyd.
"and I will leave it to the people to say
whether or not the history of the militia
is not other than they wish it to be. I
have attempted to run this campaign on
pure friendship, devoid of inud-slingini
but Watts is in the position of the
Spanish in Cuba. lle is hunting
for every little dodge because he is
beaten in this race. I ask you to
measure us up imi competitive exaii
nation and elect the best man. I have
tried to get him to discuss what is
gooid for the militarv system. (Watts
T Hat is not correct.) But Iis whole
struggle is to make this a e:inpaign of
nod-slinging. I shall avoid and ig
nore his iud-throwing. and treat it
witli contempt and conduct this can
iaiirn with dignity to the end. I de
spise tie miian who attempts to sling
mid and I believe the pcoplq e will pu
their feet down on such cndutict. I
prom'ise you at the end of twit years to
returi iiy oninissi ii untari isled.
As ( t. Floyd took his seat. Watts
remarked: -I caii't tlir'w any mad on
Floyd-You better not throw any on
ile. 1I knock you down if you d1o.
W atts--Two can play at that game.
GRANITE. INSTEAD (W BRICK.
Mr. Blythe was applaud. Ile said
he could not measure eloquence with
Floyd, but would compare with either
of his opponents as far as military
records were concerned. If elected he
would render faithful service and the
people would not regret that they voted
In touchiniig on the liquor question.
Col. Tillman said that nearly all the
rabid prohibitionists drank coffee and
tea strong enough to give an alligator
the shakes, and because soic poor fel
low couldn't govern their appetites
they wanted to put straight jackets on
the rest. E'verv government collected
more than half its taxes fron stimu
lants, and alcohol was the favorite.
The Federal government colCcted it.
and South Carolina derived something
from liquor also. but instead of it go
ing in the treasury to lighiten taxes it
was used to support dispensary drones .
Featherstone would sprawl all over
creation expounding the beauties of
sobriety, but if lie stood oii the Childs
bill there was no prohibition in it. as
liquor could be gotten for medical pur
poses. aud everybody would get sick.
5ClIU.31PERTDiECL.ARES FOR'i DISPENSA.\
Col. Schumpert referred to the la
mnented Kershaw. 'whose white plume.
like Ihenry of Navarre. was always
seen where danger was imminent. that
pure jurist and upright statesman. .Jo
seph Brevard Kershaw." Ini eloquent
tones he paid tribute to the memory
of one who had been his frientd, on
whose grave he had heretofore been
debarred the privilege of laying a chap
let of laurel.
Col. Schumpert said that prohibitiot:
was a nice thing to preach about. but
the hydra-headed monster could only
be scotched, not killed. Over at Ches
terfield he innocently asked a man how
far it was from the North Carolina line
and he replied that it was six miles,
significantly adding "but you can get
all you want here." (Laughter.) Aiid
et. said lie, this was where there was
no dispensary 'aiid I nev'er said a word
lIe declared that the dispeiisory was
the best solution of the li juor question.
oie reason being because it throws
around the sale of liquor certain sate
guard. W.\TSON ON SA.ME LINES.
Col. Watson could see no virtue in
prohibition. There had been lying
enough in South Caroliina alyreadyv. but
if the sale of liquor was prohibited ex
eeptt as medicine, it would make many
more liars. Feathierstone did iiot pro
pose prohibition. neither did Chiilds.
but they would sell it for niedicinal
purposes and this would throw dow'n
the bars to all who wanted liquor.
ie believed lhe was more thoroughly
ini symipathy with the common schools
than his opponents. At the saiie titie
ie was a friend to the colleges and (lid
not favor crippling them.
F'EATIIElRSTONE IS FR.\NK.
MI. Featherstone was glad his op1p0
nents had assailed his piosition. hr was
at stran' shiowiing how the wind blew.
"Isay." sa id he. la' Mn3aedutf. I
aed pi'diibitioni because it was r'ighit
aiid because lie wanitedl the sale of
whiskey by citizenis anid by State stop
Col. Watson clainied that the pr'ohi
bitionists had triedl to get him to lead
themn. That was so. lHe himiself had
written askinig himn about it. and WVat
son had repldied with abotit six pages
laudinig himself to the skies as 'a tem
peranee 10an. hbut clung to thle a I - i
sary,. so they had di-opped him like a
3r. .\ ri'her rema~rked that Feather
stone wa:s aittemptini! the impibi-le
task of miixinig religion iand polities.
Wa':tsin and Tilhiiin were in the cain
tae clnstuu in.
whITMA \t N\ 1w siMil-E.
( . Walt 'Ahitiin ''opene is- lins.
N''t to know him1 wais to argue iie's
t'0in skin airouid tin State. andi it had
beti Suppolsed i fromhei bI ark that there
was :a cion ini it. but it was n1ow lppar
th h I ube of. ITilhea :nii W1 A t
.1 hwikicke 1ts adia tsoe
EiEli: \h' l P.\\N
I ioviern r FI!'h 1 tit with a.1m'
It w'ia-v for li his opponet to miaka
chalries. but wlintt 'ne of Illemi wout
have dine lettery li deplored 'a till
dener amonvbic otyer t i'acritice
'-'igIi to ti p interest. lle
ould :i only pv honest ando al
tont~ieii t''i :hi i stri a t iin
T'k't i 11S. i I)e ~tl
T il (li iM -.
SUIMmN SHIPS EXAMTNED.
Frightful Scene of Death and Destrue
tion in Manila Bay.
The Ne ork ou.1mrial sent two of
tile ineist expert diver to cX:inelI' the
Spanish shipis siuik inl M:ulai. Bay.
Here is- his report:
The leina Christina shows the iost
collplete destruction. It was possible
for the divers to trace thie cw It" ofan
8-inlc1h shell from the Olympia fri'm
stern to waist. ller wothVerk is to
tally deStroyd. There are. however.
very few la*re siots tl: h'er'II hull.
There is one G in-h sheli huried amid
ships. Where ladder stood there is a
heap of bonies :ild bodies showing where
unsuccessful rush was l made to escape
whell ship welt d'wi. The entire en
gineer force. all firemienii. c(:(al pasoer
and strokers went down with Ship as
hatches to en Line and fire rooini were
closed. It is iiinmossible to deterineiic
tile exact number that perishe( or to
rescue any of the dec,' 'np'oscd hod ies.
The Castilla w::s less burned. Lut
terribly we'ekedi I,-, Amier'icai shells.
Plaini traces sn w ihe' bl sillIs tore
iense holes ;in helr w'odeii hill. As
fire started. the weight f her bhi -Uns
jri'ke the suq'ports aid the ship Vaved
a1d collapseiliniards. Iler hll IS
11oW a (iiaSs of t.Vist i' id elarre'
bicallis. )i vcrs relort Wreck a Ianer
ous On1e to exalillie. ill 1ilny particu
Irs the work of destruct loll i'seiiibles
that of the Maine. In the nass were
itund ma bloies badly hurned'. The
shots that d1id the most (laiiage were
those that tore i''ver afiterleck anda into
llt bow. teairin oii evything aft to
Thr large shells entered her a'id
h ath list (), CastilhI not
So :: I I u. iina Chr-tina.
The 1 I An intoi" 1!o Ilo 'Lidl not
burn. she was unk tI niekly. She
is riddleI with slts 4f a .size's. 1iii
shells did the work that unk ir.
There is a big bunch of' dea' :nin near
ladder. showil that the llel were kil
ed by a shell as they attenipted toe
Treasure chest on superstructure
open and empty. A G-iich shl I
throuLh the cabin wrecked everything.
killing a score. Bodies tot) far decom
posed to tell rauk or to distlLuiih
This is first tille that diver5 ever visit
ed a warshipn wIhicI as gone thirou h
fight. The names of' the two itrepid
nien are Oscar Ericsoan Id Frank lIre-I
:i1n two of the b'eSt inl the navy.
Exists Between American and Cuban
Soldiers at Santiago.
A dispatl from Salitiago ' sayvs the
fact which impress on Ameriean olicers
and ie . increasingstraiied relations
betveenl the, Amlel-rilns and1 Garcia's
Cuban soldiers. I:ideed. the situation
lo s now reced a point whtere thlere i
iractically nlo (0 com linunicationl betwee
the arunie's. and their relations borderi
on those of hostility rather than rela
tions whiich one would suppose shouktl
exist betweenl the allies.
After Shiafter announced his decision
not to let the Cubain junita enter the
city of Sant iago. deep mutterings were
heard among G~arcia's mn. It is evi
dent that the Cutbains are grealtly dis
appointed at tihe step taken by tile
American coiniider, for they had
confitlently counted upton having 8an
tiaro turned oXver to them to loot and
pind~ter, as theyX ha d in stuccession
sacked Balquiri. Siboneyv and El Ca~ney
Conseqjuently. theitr' diain~itinient was
keen wXhenl theyX ascertailned that they
would not be permiltt"d t' take j's,
sion1 of the~ cityVi''(' upo Teral's5 urrendr.
On Frithay latC i!. a br''ther o
ecriado the cautse tof thIis. tio the Cunbanus
--Why is Santiaio lto reinlalin in the
hands of' our eneniles? lie aisked.
"Spaniards arc not enmiies." replied
Shafter. "We are fighting tile soldiers
of 81pa11in hut We htave nl diesire to de
spoil her ci tizenis. Nit ubani Xwill lie
alllowed to ellntr theit cityX inir Xwill any
Atnleri cani sioldieir. 'Thle tve'rnlnit of
lie city is1 a unatter for tile people to
decide. Wheii the Amiericani army
leaves it I prsm it Xwill be turned
over. to you but not until then.
Wants to Help 'Us Out.
Follow'i! se!i' 'x flanlat' ry letter ha
beeii receiv'ed bI t.'i ' iev rnii :
I ear Sir: .\n iiatinall:m'o'th 'na
teers fir the Enited Sauetiarm;.iti''
plea'e tO say. tha i*~ '-w hav 1al
faized'ii' : Io 'lerd ll' 'f whom d
ieTired int the Lseie se.ry a
on ille ahead of :: in.h l ~in iin
fron I'' ta e a ' - i
I w ulifkeitIll-e
tlA 'mc1"h' tirme ith ail : W Ne
teratnlwo died 'nieo theX eh
TilE OLD HEROES.
The Confederare Veterans Have a
THEY CAPTURE ATLANTA.
Fully Fifty Thousand People
Throngthe Capital of Geor
gia in H. onor ofthe Gallant
Old Soldiers of Lee.
A dispatch fromn Atlanta under date of
Ju;ily 210 says: The morning trains
brought thousands of people to Atlan
ta tl attend the opening exercises to
tie reuni)n of Confederate! veterans.
Tventy-three thousand peole. veter
ans and friends reached tie city up to
nidnight, last night. and the congested
co!ndition of tie down town streets th is
nrning gave teil ilication that to
lay's crwd would double that of yes
terian. There was not :1 rol to be
had at :nv hotel last night and but for
arrangeenints made by the conmittee
which furnished the sleeping quarters
for 2.()00 v:eteratis at the park, many of
tie old Hiiters would have been com
pellei to walk the streets.
Interest of the day centered in the
mnll Vention at Piedmont park. The
Kentucky delegation was early at
work among tile legates in its efforts
io secure the next encanpnent for
I.ouisville. The delegation from the
l.oisv ille board of trade have had their
linus out soein time and the delegation
almeady sees the good results.
Charleston i : ptting up a strong
fight. The claims of South Carolinians
arC is that thcir State furnished nure
men for the civil war than Kentucky.
and that Louisville is out of the way.
South Carolina has the support Of
Texas ill the contest. and claims that
Sate lldds the deciding vote. Among
those wio arrived early and took seats
on the stand were Gen. Chas. E.
Hooker. of 3Mississippi. orator of tile
day; (ox. Atkinson. of Georgia; Gen.
Ditkerson. comnmander of the Louisi
ana division. and Gen. Stephen D. Lee.
who is looked upon by some as a can
didat for connander-in-ehief. Before
the gaitlering was called to order. three
cheers were liven for -The gallant son
of Alabama. Lieut. Hobson. which
was followed a moment later by three
niore for the famous cavalry officer now
at the front. Gen. Joe Wheeler.
lien. .Jonn B. Gordon, commander
in-heif, arrived at 11:20. and was
given a tremendous ovation. Cheer
after cheer swept through the hall, and
the audience could not be stilled for
fully five minutes. Gen. Clement A.
E-vans, commander of the Georgia di
vision. called the convention to order
at ilnf past eleven. and a prayer was
lIered by the Rev. J. WXm. Jones. of 1
Virginia. chaplain of the United Con
Welcoming aulddresses were delivered
by 3ayor Collier. Reprensentative T.
B. Felder. Col. V. A. Hemphill and
Gov. Atkinson. The impatient veter
als could not wait for their idol. and
before the music wh.c followed the
last welcoming a dress had ceased.
cries of --Gordon. Cordon" were heard
in all parts or th.: auditorium. Gen.
Gordon was hapid'v introduced by Gen.
L-:ans. Gen. Gecdon. although pale.
and showing plainly thle cffects of is
recent illnless. was 1in g0ood voice.
Tile convention then organized, and
lioni. C. E. Hooker. of 3Iississippi, de
livered the oration of tile day.
The follow~ing resoiltionl initroduced
by Gien. Stephen D. Lee was adopted
amlid great enPthust ism
W~hereas. the United States of Amuer
lea are at plresent engaged in a war
with Spain in tile interest of humlanI
Whlereas. our comra1 des and our sons5
arc memblers Iof tha t glori1ouls arm11y anid
niavy. the l' 11 \(ll acir ets o-f whichl are
nolw exetuir the InoU iers of nmankind.
thelreflore he it
i eilve.* Tb'' we. tile survivors of
:h ll Iftd Confede. ~tlrate \eterans,
Ildg ou Jlyl Xty and11 thle heartyle ) co
lper'atioln lof the organilzation ill tis
crisis of affirst to s tnd ready at all
timtes-~ witil meni and mIoneyV. irrespec
tive of political afilliations. to support
tihe P'residlent of the U nited States as5
ellollialltler-i tl-chief of our arnly alld
tavy. unttil atl llolratl~e Ileace Ilas
beell coniquered frot tIle enely.
A resolution was aldoptied selecting
(larlestell as tile pliace If meet li Iliext
MCKINLEY TO GORDON.
The President Returns Thanks to the
Pr1iesiden!1t 31ekinley haus sent tile
fI lloIwinII' letter' to Cen. .Jo I B Jor
dln iln 'responlIe tio the resltionls
:11i;ptedt by tilt ('IInfedierate \terants
assocl~iato in 5essioni at Atlanlta. (;a.:
l'iXeelti. C .i'laliSIn. \\asllilluutll.
Ir-iln-Ihilt. IUnlcl iited i'edeate Net
trns. -\tlantta. (Ia
--l1ear General ~ Gordon : Yolur recent
0eer~. Inl behIalf' of the IUnited Con
~.ra. Veter;:n11, was very welcome.
miI woubi ha.e wittenl to yout before
i ac n l e :ent. 1 t 'eet flit the
Id nevery0 t u'era Iurpol in comllete
h-, blteratinl O thes.tlionl linies drawni
ai the la'q 'ne. T e respoe tll tile na-I
io~- lle to Ill' has beenl egallyla
p i ntane in Iand iti in al part
>il iol i t ll i d Ie. ire ntil filill
in from yourielf an y ur coll -e
tiw conuct ofthewa. m the ledt
plet'in. is. ind ri t at i yi ng. andII
1 t h~mkiyou -ci llfo th fan
Tragoedy in Ashville.
.\ .1tc from1 .'Ilhvill tll thec
f te 'IakstW h~~i~Ote.wlfl~ l htb
UNCLE SAM'S ARMY.
Some of the States are Slow in Re
Fairly good progress been made
with the recruitment for the volunteer
armly undler thePresident's second call
for 75.000 volunteers. The plan adoptCd
by the war departnient was to recruit
all the volunteer organizations in the
armv up to their maximum strength
before entering upon the recruitment of
additional troops. The total number
of men required to fill out existing regi
ments was 37. 5Gb. and according to ti
latest returns the total enlistments un
der this plan are 27,519 men.
In order to show the progress of re
cruiting under the second call a state
ment has been prepared in the office of
the adjutant general of the army based
on the latest returns. It shows the
Nortli Carolina-Nuniber required.
7-8: number enlisted. 55.
Virginia-Numiber required, 900;
number enlisted. 294.
ber enlisted. 255.
Indiana. Minnesota. New Jersey.
Rhode Island. West V'irlinia. and Wis.
consin have exceeded their quota. but
all the others are behind in the supply
of troops. The worst delinquent is
North Carolina. which has furnished
only 55 soldiers to meet its quota of
783. Other deliquents. Colorado
Louisiana. Nebraska. Tennessee and
Virginia. each of which has supplied
less than one-third the number of men
required. Alabama. Massachusetts.
Arkansas. Georgia. Mississippi, Oregon
and Texas have done very little better
and are all very much -behind in meet
ing the requirements. Complaint has
been made also that in several of the
States an effort. has been made to
foist poor material on the government.
The total enlisted strength of the
regular army is about 44.000 men. be
ing about 1S.000 short of its legal
complement. The volunteer army con
sists of 183,000 men and is only 17.000
short of its maximum authorized
strength under the two calls issued by
the President. The total strength of
the army. regular and volunteer, is
227.000 as now organized.
- A BRAVE WOMAN.
Saved Herself and Young Girl by
Burkitt's island, in the Tennessee
river. was the scene of a remarkable
tragedy Wednesday afternoon, in which
a white woman saved a young colored
girl. Harriet Fendrix, from assault.
herself from hishonor, and slew her as
sailant. Mrs. Susie brake Motes has
for the past five years been the house
keeper for C. N. Robinson & Co., who
run a plantation, employing several
hundred laborers. One of these was a
negro known as "Old Blue." who came
to the island, was taken care of by
Mrs. 'Motes, and subsequently given
work on the place. For several weeks
past, however, Blue has been noticed
attempting liberties with the house
maid, who is a comely mulatto. Wed
nesday morning Foreman Peebles was
called away on business to a near by
village, leaving the two women unpro
teeted on the vast island. About an
hour after Peebles left, Mrs. MIotes
heard terrified screams issuing from the
house, Rushing in she found Harriet
struggling helplessly in the grasp of
Blue, who is a giant in stature. MIrs.
3otes ordered the negro to desist. which
he did, but sprang upon her. MIrs.
MIotes eluded Blue and darted in Pee
bles' room. Snatching down the latter's
gun and levelling it at the black fiend
she commanded him to stop. He con
tinned to advance, and seeing she was
in a desperate situation the brave wo
man fired, the charge of buckshot seat
tering Blue's brains on the carpet and
furniture. Upon Peebles' arrival home
two hours later he drove 3Mrs. MIotes to
the county seat, Athens, where she
gave hei-sel f up. She was given im
mnediate trial and acquitted in fifteen
mnutes. She was surrounded by hun
dreds of men. who congratulated her
upon so bravely defending her life and
THEY STOOD THE TEST.
Our Boys All Right 'When It Comes to
The eorrespondent of the State at
Chickamauga writes as follows:
Unless by sonic mishap the cup may
be dashed fromi the lip, the First Sotuth
Carolina may yet be destined to aid in
the repetition of history and to prove
the valor that is in the men. Thursday
Gen. Sanger reviewed the division on
Snodgrass hill. made immortal by the
gallatry of Kershiaw's heroic men from
the Palmetto State.
When the 10.000 men composing die
division reached the field only one from
our regiment had dropped out of ranks
from exhaustion. The ambulances of
the other regimients were full. Our
and played as never before. and the
regiment kept pterfect step to the ca
The line was as straight as the lines
of' our state house. and the composite
showing was a pleasure and a gratifica
tion to'Col. Alston aiid to his faithful
battalion and company commanders
Wh'len the regiment returned to camp
not half a score had dropped out. while
in otiher reginmnts 20)0 men wer'e pros
trated fron' the heat and the 10-mile
Gen SanelZ ,-ent hiis compl iments to
)tol. Alst' n. saying that our band had
kept the best time of all, the beat be
in 121 to the minute. while the bands
of other regimnents averaged 112 beat.
It is headquarters talk that lie salid.
tat with a nmnth's drill our regiment
eculd ''out drill and lick anythlinlgi
the ptark.~ Th''le progress of tile regi
few of the men had ever touched a ridi
util tenl days ago.
To Go to Porto Rico.
Thle (Chtickanwaga i~lctriresponden~it of
th Statie. unlder! date t'f .July 24. says:
have't recetive.t oniicial commu1111metion to
hat etfect. btut Gen. Shatter today
,ttdtocl Alston that we would
hr:IVe within It weeks. All muen ab
''en tlo thme regtimenlt w~ill soon be
caled in. Recruitinig ofiieersai'e urged
t,,.a in ard work in the next few
Ias lThe illird baittailion needstmany~t
ecrt t'. Gen. Saln'er was very coml
p~letryx tto our1 re,.giment. sayi1ng that
never had lie witnecssedI such marked
How the City Looks Since its
MAY PROVE DANGEROUS.
A General Feeling of Good Fellow
ship Prevails Among the Amer
ican and Spanish Scidiers.
Hundreds of Ameriean and Spanish
soldiers. who but a few days ago were
shooting at each other. crowd the streets
of Santiago now. meeting and mixing
on the most friendly terms. A general
feeling of good fellowship is evinced
everywhere. victors and vanquished
apparently being equally rejoiced that
the strife and bloodshed are over, and
that the horrors of the siege are ended.
Quaint stores. with gaudy displays of
wares. are open ing rapidly and the store
keepers eagerly accept Aimerican money
and courteously receive American cus
toniers. The narrow, coble paved
streets, grilling in the fierce sunshine,
are crowded from morning to night by
chattering groups of uniformed Spanish
soldiers and crowds of laughing. rol
licking mien. belonging to -Gen. Shaf
ter s army.
Great barge loads of provisions and
supplies have been going to the wharves
all day from the Red Cross steamer
State of Texas and the United States
army supply ships and there is evidence
that privation is rapidly disappearing.
Along the water front, under every
awning, dozens of women and children
may be seen munching American hard
tack, and food is being distributed very
rapidly. About the plaza facing the
palace and in the numerous airy cafes
the officers of the opposing armies
lounge throughout the day.
The Americans are buying swords
from their late foes and all talk cherily
whenever an interpreter can be obtain
ed. Santiago now presents a bright
and cheerful picture to what it did
when captured. Over 30 steamers fly
ing the Stars and Stripes are proudly in
or near the harbor. Small boats are
plying briskly to and fro on the blue
waters. Several large . steamers, the
State of Texas, Leona and Aranzas, are
alongside the'wharves, busily engaged
in unloading their cargoes of supplies
and provisions. In short, everything
denotes bustle and activity.
Miss Clara Barton Wednesday began
distributing supplies relieving thous
ands of cases of distress from hunger
and sickness. The ice factory has re
sumed work and the water supply will
be turned on today. The change in the
apppeararce of the city is kaleidoscopic,
and a couple of days. when further
shipments arrive, will suffice for the
normal business to revive. All the
stores are open by Gen. McKibbin's
orders, but the saloons remain closed for
the present in order to avoid the possi
bility of a clash between the soldiers in
case of drunkenness.
The electric light plant is working.
The pawn shops are doing a rushing
business, their counters being crowded
by people of all sorts of color and con
ditions. pawning heirlooms, clothes,
dress and furniture. Officers tender
their medals, spurs and swords, and
civil einployes offer their tortoise shell.
old-headed canes are offered for a mere
song, which are in turn bought at fancy
prices by American soldiers, officers or
newspaper correspondents as. -relics of
the war. There have been more ma
chetes sold to our men as souvenirs -
than were laid down on the morning of
the surronder. and crosses, service
stripes and order are cheerily parted
with for for American cash.
About 4.000 Spanish troops still re
main in the city, but the majority
of them will be removed so soon as a
campingground beyond the rifle pits
can be ar.anged. The American troops
are beingr removed from their old en
campments behind the trenches to
cooler and better spots in the hills
north of the town. Officers assert that
there is net a case of yellow fever in
Santiago and that there are but few cases
of smallpox. The streets look fairly
clean and show signs of care taken by
the Spaniards to prevent an epidemic.
Gen. Shafter has placed a censor in
charge of the cable office and only gov
ernment dispatches are allowed to be
sent today. It is said, however, that
p~ress and'commenced dispatches will be
received. subject to the censor's blue
pencil soon-probably tomorrow. Span
ish merchants who have been interview
ed on the subject say they expect busi
ness to revive at once and hope for
large investments of American capital
within the next year.
There seems to be no race hatred,
the bitterness being all directed against
the NIadrid government. which is charg
ed with gross mismanagement of Cuba
and bungling during the conduct of the
The hospital headquarters are still
located at Juragua. Two deaths from
ellow fever were reported Wednesday
but the names of the victims have not
been made public. The physicians say
there are but few new cases appearing,
and that the epidemic is under control.
They also think that the danger to the
army is about passed. Commodore
Schly. with a party of officers, visited
the city during the mnorning. coinung up
th~ bar in a stean laiunch. The com
modore called on G en. 31eKibbin and
strolld about the streets, making sev
eral purL'hases and~ app1arently greatly
njovin) lhore leave. ie was received
wi '"ria r&eet by the Spanish offi
eirs who learned hiis name.
ii. MIiley. of Gjen. Shafter's staff
left jantiad Tlhursday morning with a
trp of the second cavalry, under Capt.
3'et. to make the rounds of the entire
mnilitar iistrict of Santiago de Cuba.
nd for the purpose of receiving the
foirmal surrender of the Spanish forces.
ie "oes first to Sani Luis, where there
ar aotut 4 .500I of the enenmy's troops5.
iut. Milev will then receive the sur
render in order of 800l men at Cobre,
1.200 ait Caitalina. 2.500) at Guiantanamo
andi~ .50 a) t liaracoa. A total of 10.000
will 'ield their arms to! this one troop
of cavalry, Thhe readiness and avidity
withI which the storekeepers accept
greeback5 is remiarkable. Gen. Shaf
tel' s orders to elose all the rum shops
has had the elfect oif keeping the city
qiet and peacefuil. So far there have
bee noirunlken brawls or noises.
3any of the Spanish soldiers are anx
ious to bacomec American citizens and