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VOL. MY". MANNING S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBE4
IN DARKEST CUBA.
Talk with Mr. N. G. Gonzales as
to His Experience.
WHO HAS JUST RETURNED.
First Council in Freed Cuba.
Things Seen, the Story of
Which Will Make Enter
taining Reading. A Hur
"You boys who have been running
The State so well during my absence,"
said Mr. N. G. Gonzales. last night,
"have made a little mistake in assum
ing in our editorial and local welcomes:
which I highly appreciate. that. I would
at once take up my old work of writing
editorials. I simply can't do it. I
have lost the hang of the thing and lost
the run of the news. I feel shockingly
ignorant. Just think of it! Not a
campaign sueech have I read, and I am
just now trying to discover by hard
study of the files of the State some
thing about the battles before Santiago.
About three weeks after Cervera's
squadron was annihilated a Iabana pa
per with an ineidental reference to it
reached our camp.; and I think it was
about the 10th of August that two
copies of the Diario de la Marina of
Habana of August 1 and 2 told us that
Santiago had fallen. I've got to catch
up a little with the news before I can
fill my old place."
"You are going to take advantage of
the delay to write about your Cuban
experiences also. aren't you?'
"Well I may make a start. but as I
kept a pretty full diary there won't be
much new work in that line. I have
nothing of any exciting interest to tell
and my notes are largely of personal
experiences of no general moment, but
so many friends have asked me to
print them that I will do so. They
will at least throw light on the situa
tion in 'Darkest Cuba' and embody
facts about the country and its people
which the war correspondents have
overlooked. I jotted down all the
information of all sorts I could obtain
and had opportunity to put on paper.
It will not tell of great battles and
sieges but it will at least show what
central Cuba is now and may yet be
"Your own experiences were not ex
'No, r.ot at all. I did not go over
with the idea of doing more than to
put myself in the position I asked the
yo'4ng men of South Carolina to take
that is, a position in which to be shot
at by Spaniards and to-shoot back-and
as I was not able to direct the policy of
Gen. Gomez I could not provide excit
ing situations. My fight turned out to
be more against starvation than against
Spaniards, I am sorry to say. I was
only in one encounter of arms."
"Where was that?"
"At Moron, the town at the head of
the trocha. With 110 men we attacked
it on the night of August 12--four
hours. as it turned out, after the pro
tocol of peace had been signed. There
were three regiments of Spaniards. in
the town and it was defended by 191
block houses. We tackled eight of
these at a distance of ranging from 50
to 150 yards and kept up the fight for
an hour losing--one man! But I may
as well give an outline of my very hum
ble adventures in order to save myself
the task of repeating it further by word
of mouth. During the last two days so
many kind friends have bombarded me
with questions that my vdice is weary
and I am weary of my voice.
"No, never I recovered my horse and
I marched 40 miles in three days and
got rid of 30 pounds in doing it, and
then a fast of 40 days from rations kept
mefrom resuming them. Everybody
starts by asking me if I got back my
horse. A Cuban officer took pity on
me and loaned me a broken down one,
which by good fortune and good care I
was able to restore and make available
later. I landed on the southcoast, and
departed from thie northcoast. In an
air line the distance is about 100 miles
but we zizzagged a hundred more. A
command of Gomez's army with the two
dynamite guns taken over by our expe
dition reduced and captured the tows of
Jibaro and Arroyo Blanco, but I had
not the luck to be with them. We
were posted to protect the besiegers of
the latter place from interference by the
Spaniards on the trocha. I witnessed
the trial of Gen. Bermudez for outr'ges
committed on pacificos, but did not see
him executed: as he was after a second
trial. Not having been at Jibaro I did
not see Lieut. Johnson of the United.
States army, commanding the colored
troopers, in his famous defense of a
barrel of~ rum against the Cubans. his
tearing down of the Cuban flag and his
attempt to shoot his non-commissioned
officers for refusing to fire on the Cubans
--but I know the facts. I have seen
our force reduced one-half by starvation
and disease, have lived days without
food, and weeks on scanty gleanings of
mangoes and parched corn, foraged for
at distances of from six to fifteen miles.
I have seen the darkest side of war and
the darkest side of the character of the
Cuban forces, reduced almost to sav
agery by privations.
"'Two nights after our attack on 31o
ron we got news that a relief expedition
had E landed on the north .coast and
and sought the protection of troops.
Our in~' atry marched 40-odd miles in
two days, most of it through fearful
swamps, and emerged on the beach at
El MIamen August 16 where we found
the expeditionaries and ate our first
square meal since July 11. Gen. Go
mcz came in next day, bringing news
of the peace. and I was present at a
a striking gathering of chiefs, the first
in Freed Cuba. The war being over I
got an honorable discharge and em
barked on a little 23-ton schooner. Sail
~ed three days to the Keys nonih of Cai
barien, a Spanish toevn; met G.en. Nu
-nez, there arrived with the W anuerer
'expedition, spent a week on that steam
er while Gen. Gomez's army concentra
ted near Caibarien and met the Spani
ards under the new pcace conditions:
left on the little schooner with 25 men
in tow of the Wanderer. Our boat the
the "Deilie" was dropped near 3Miami.
We sailed and drifted south along the
entire line of Fiorida Keys, rescued a
Nassau boat with a party of starving
Cubans 20 days out from Nuevitas.
towed thenm toward Key West, ran on a
reef at night. managed to get off again
and finadll g into Key West harbor
on the night (f September 1, passing
the quarantine blockade and landing in
a storm. Some of my effects are in
(lu:Lranltin near Key West and others
in Tampa Bay-I was lucky enough to
escape the quarantine officers in my
skin. But don't be worried-I haven't
brought infection to 'Columbia.' In
marehes of 200 miles I never entered a
town: in fact I never saw a house. nor
a cow, calf. sheep or goat, and oniy two
chickens. Sugar. coffee, tobacco and
ruin are staple products of Cuba. In
all that time and all that journeying we
encountered of these nothing but tobac
co and not half a sufficiency of that,
'The country there is a wilderness, wild
er than Africa and almost unpeopled.
Yet a wilderness of most wonderful
natural riches and cnormous capabili
ties of wealth.
"I want to add that I am deeply
grateful to my friends for the welcome
they have given me, so far beyond any
thing I looked for, and so far beyond
my earning. I have done nothing ex
traordinary, nothing but the simplest
matter of duty. I am glad to be in
South Carolina and in Columbia again,
not so much because of hardships else
where but because I find myself once
more aiong the best people on this
ONE DEAD THREE WO UNDED.
How the Colo-ado Politicians Open
A pitched battle occurred at Colora
do Springs Wednesday morning be
tween the two factions of the Colorado
silver Republican party. in which one
man was killed and three were wound
ed. The dead man is Chas. S. Harris
of Denver, an employe at Denver of
the Gulf railway. The wounded were
removed by their friends and their
identity has not been definitely estab
lished. It is said that a man named
Palmer was shot in the cheek, but not
seriously injured. Another man had
his hand shot nearly off, and another
received a flesh wound in the arm. The
fight was waged for the possession of
the opera house in which the silver
Republican State convention is to meet
Thursday. An armed guard, represent
ing the Teller-Blood wing was in pos
session. An armed force, representing
the faction deposed by National Chair
man Towne, was sent to drive the
guard out of the theatre. After a hot
scrimmage in which many shots were
fired the Tellerites fled in dismay.
Harris and the men who were wounded
are supposed to have been members of
the attackirg force. Chairman Blood,
A. M. Stevenson and other leading sil
ver Repub!icans openly charge Sheriff
Boynton and Internal Revenue Collec
tor Frank Howbert of Dcaver with
leading the attack. Sheriff Boynton
states that he. Mr. Howbert and Chief
of Police Gathright did not go to the
opera house until the battle began, and
then only to take possession of the
place. Five men were arrested in the
opera house. and one. it is claimed by
the police. had a smoking Winchester
in his hands. The prisoners are: Wal
ter Russell, J. W. Lupton. J. J. Long.
A. C. Smith and A. F. Monge, all of
Cripple Creek. They are charged with
the murder of Harris. A-guard of 20
men, under Boynton and Gathright,
hold the-opera house, and the Teller
people are refused admittance.
HOW A BURGLAR WAS CAUGHT.
Stolen Watch Gave Him Away. Live
ly Chase in Laurens.
An exciting incident happened at
Laurens on the public square Wednes
day afternoon. The cause of the excite
ment was the chase across the square
and through several alleys and streets
of a negro man named Dick Pasley.
Pasley was finally captured about a
quarter of a mile from~ the square, and
turned over to the proper authorities.
Hie now lies languishing behind the
bars charged with burglary. Some time
ago the residence of Dr. Frank Fuller,
at Mountville, in this county, was en
tered by a burglar and several articles
stolesn, among them a highly prized
watch and $95 in silver and paper. The
burglarly was so skillfully done that no
clue was obtainable by which to trace
the burglar. Dr. Fuller had long since
given up all hope of ever recovering
any of the stolen property or of discover
ing the thief. But the ways of the
wicked are hard, and generally crimes
sooner or later come to the light. Pas
ley had broken the watch and brought
it to the city to have it worked on.
He carried it to MIr. Visanka, a jeweler.
3Mr. Visanska had done some work on
the watch while Dr. Fuller had it in
his possession, and as soon as it, was
presented to him he recognized it and
offered to purchase it. But the negro,
thinking somnething was up, broke and
run, saying lie would be back in a short
while to see it. M1r. Visanska pursued
him. Others joined in and the negro
was finally captured. The negro con
fessed, and the watch was recovered.
lie implicates another negro, Dan Ful
ler, who has been arrested. This negro
is a pawnbroker and money lender near
MIountville. The case against Fuller,
however. is not very strong, as Pasley
is thought to be lying on him.--State.
SHOT IN~ COLD BLOOD
Theodore Godfrey Attacked by a
Theodore Godfrey. who belongs to
Capt. Anderson's heavy artillery, was
,hot on King Street. Charleston. last
Tuesday afternoon by a drunken negro
known as ''Cracker Helnry." The as
sault was most cowardly and unpro
voked. as the soldier was unarmed and
the negro shot him merely because he
protested against the negro's cursing
in the hearing of ladies. The bullet
took effect in the abdomen and God
frey is in a very critical condition. The
negro eluded all his pursuers and es
caped. It is fortunate for 'Cracker
Henrv" that Charleston is not a lynch
ne town, or he might be in a short
tie the principal figure at a coroner s
inquest where the verdict explained
tat the deceased camne to his death
fromn expos~ure-to a rope. Since the
above was written we learn that the
negro has beenl arrested ,and lodged in
how the Volunteers FErrod.
Senator llanna rie t'o remark that
the volunteers are thiemselves t,, blnne
for their sad plight. Yes; they should
have arranged to have food and medi
What The Senator Did Say to
COL. JONES' VERSION, OF IT.
He Objects to the Headlines of
The News and Courier, and
Thinks Unjust Criticism
Has Been Made.
Col. Wilie Jones, who was present at
the interview between Senator Me
Laurin and the Washington corresp'on
dent of The News and Courier. Wed nes
dav handed the following prepared
statement to The State. with the re
quest that it be published:
So much unjust criticism has been
made of Senator McLaurin on account
of a dispatch sent the -News and Cou
rier" by its Washington correspondent.
that I feel impelled in the interest of
justice to appear in public print.
"I was present when the interview
between the Senator and the reporter.
saw and heard e-erything that passed.
and there is no rooni whatever for the
charge that Senator McLaurin said a
word unbecoming a Democrat. The
report sent by the reporter is very
meagre and only purports to give one
or two sentences of the conversation
that lasted nearly an hour. Even this.
however. would not have occasioned
any cristicism if it were not for the
headlines of that wonderful artist who
presides over this department of the
News and Courier. Nor do I think
the reporter intended to dv the sena
tor an injustice, and I am sure le will
agree with what I shall say.
"Senator MIcLaurin. Col. Thompson
and myself had passed a very busy day
at the war department and wound up
with a call on the President. There
is no doubt all of us were feeling -ood,
for we had succeeded beyond our fond
est hopes saving our beloved State
from the indelible disgrace of being
the only one in the Unioti that failed
to respond to the call to arr. It was
a very hot day and at 5 o'clock in the
afternoon the senator and myself re
tired to my room at the Metropolitan
and in true Democratic style had taken
off our coats and collars to cool. Mr.
Larner called and desired to know what
we had accomplished and all about our
mission. We proceeded to tell him
and from the account of our trip to the
White House the conversation drifted
on to the war and the war policy of the
President. Senator McLaurin spoke
frankly and intelligently on this sub
ject and agreed to give Mr. Larner an
interview. He made some notes and
handing them to Mr. Larner told him
to write the interview out on the lines
we were talkina. He said in substance
w1 .t he dispatch states, but in a differ
ent connection entirely, and with no
such intention as some of his critics
have sought to make appear. I cannot
undertake to recall all that was said,
but this is the substance: That the
President had displayed great wisdom
in the conductof the war. He earnest
ly sought to avoid war. but when it was
forced on him, eminent success had
followed, which, with his nonsectional
policy, made him the most popular
President since the days of Andrew
Jackson. That it was a great mistake
for Democratic leaders to antagonize
the war policy of the President, because
the real issue between the parties was
the money question, and when you
emphasized the war issue you obscured
the money question and destroyed all
hope of success. He said that if the
war issue were the only question and
the election were to come right now.
MceKinley would be renominated and
elected by acclamation.
"This is about the substance of what
occurred, and there was nothing un
democratic or wrong in anything that I
saw or heard. If the correspondent
had given all that was said the most
fastidious democratic palate in the
country would not have rejected it. I
am chirman of the Democratic party of
South Carolina and certainly if I had
heard one of our senators say something
not in consonance with our principles.
I would have noted it.
COTTON GROWERS TO MEET.
The State Convention to be Held at
Columbia on September 20.
The convention of the State cotton
growers will be held at Columbia on
September 20, and President Wilborn
is expecting a full attendance Each
county will scud as many delegates as
she is entitled to representati ;es in the
President Wilborn Wednesday re
ceived advices from the Southern Pas
sner association that the Atlantic
Coast Line, Florida, Central and Pe
ninsular. Plant system and the South
ern railwvay have granted reduced re
duced return rates from all points in
the State, and also from Augusta. G a.
The following rates are offered:
Abbeville. $5.05: Anderson. 855
Augusta, $4.05; Blacksburg . (5o5
Camden Junction, $1.75; Carlishe.
$2.75: Charleston. $5.8S5; Chester, .>3:
Darington. $4.05: De nmark. 2.75;
Fairfa. $3.85:Greenville.o b65 Gren
ville. $5.65; Greenwood, 84.5 New
berry. $2.25; Prosperity, 82.0: Rock
Hill, $4.05: Spartanbur, $4.; V um
ter. $2.25. Tickets, limited to con
tinuous passage in each direction, to be
sold September 19 and 20I with final
limit September 22.
In a Benighted State
In the regular biennial \Vermont eee
tion Wednesday the Republicans elect
ed their entire State ticket. headed by
Edward C. Smith. of St. Albany. it
is probable that the Republicans hav e
elected their entire list of 30 senator-.
Twenty-five Democratic representatives~
are reported elected in the 1 15 town
thus far heard from. Tlhio:uas W.
Moloney, of IRutland. the Demcnocratiie
candidate for governor. hias polle
about the same vote as the D~emoerati
candidate did four years an, which thec
Republican vote for governar h a a
Supposed to Have Been Lost.
The Anierican schooner .J lhn 1l.
latt Capt. Ives. from New Yo:L.
bound for Bruniswick, is suiepo.d to
htve beetn lost in the recent norm. h
is reported that parts of a vessel oin
which the name was painted camie
A MILITARY SENTATION.
Lieut. Col. Tillman Ordered Out of
C(l. J. 11. Tillnan. of the First
Rteiinent. Llow into town Thursday af
terlnoon and his many friends and ad
mirers were -lad to welcome him. But
before lie left for Jacksonville he crca
ted the bigest military sensation of
the war. so far as these parts are con
eerned. It will be recalled that Col.
Tillman has been very active in the ef
tort to have his reiiment mustered out,
and lie was returning from Washington
where he had been to see about that
During the eveningz he visited Camp
Lee and had a pleasant social chat
with Col. Jones. Mlajor Eaves and
other olicers. Col. Jones had to come
up town and he left Major Eaves in
command of the camp. Soon after Col.
-Jones' departure. Colonel Tillman sta
ted that lie wished to visit the Dar
lington Guards. Manning Guards and
other comoanies with which he was as
sociated when the troops were mobil
Ie did visit these companies. and
show ed thei the petition gotten rp by
the First Regiment asking to be dis
inised. Ile explained to theni the
situation and it is said a number of the
i'wn were pleased with what the First
legiment had done. Colonel Tillman
hai a large crowd about him, when
M1ajor Eaves approached and asked him
to withdraw from the camp as his
presence under the circumstances was
(ietrimnental to good discipline. Col
onel Tiilman positively refused to leave
ad claimed that he was the superior
ot'ieer of the major.
Tillman took a seat in an officer's
tent, while Major Eaves issued orders
which called out the guard. but this
was superseded by the long roll being
sounded. and in a few minutes the reg
iment was assembled in the company
streets under arms. They were kept
there for twenty minutes when they
were ordered to return to their tents.
While all this was going on Colonel
Tillman left the camp and came to the
Colonel Jones expressed the follow
ing view about the matter:
IFrom the information which I have
received from several of the officers and
men of the regiment who witnessed the
occurrence. I would say that Major
Eaves was justified in the course he
took in reference to Lieutenant Colonel
Tillman. I left the camp just at dark
and turned it over to Major Eaves,
who was the ranking officer present."
Major Eaves authorizes the state
ment that Lieutenant Colonel Tillman
insulted the commanding officer of the
camp (Eaves) and defied his authority
and consequently he was requested to
leave thme camp. Many of the soldiers
seen on the streets this morning un
qualifiedly condemned the action of
Colonel Tillman. but they admit that a
few do want to go out. On the part of
civilians the condemnation is even
more severe. They consider it not only
a breach of etiquette, but an unwar
ranted assumption of authority. The
opinion was expressed that he would
end up before a courtmartial.-Colum
WUAT TILLMAN SAYS.
When Colonel Tillman was asked
for a statement in reference to
the Columbia affair he said: "I
do not think it proper that I should
sty anything. In fact it was unnecessa
ry and uncalled for that other officers
should have rushed to the newspapers to
publish their grievances if any they had.
[ stopped in Columbia to see Gov. El
lerbe aud in the afternoon I drove out
to Camp Lee with the governor's secre
tary to pay my respects to the officers
of the camp. After I had done so, I
asked to visit the three companies that
were formerly under my command:
the Darlington Guards, MIanning Guards
and Edisto Rifles. The reception I
was given by them was indeed gratify
ing. The boys senmed to want to go
homne and I may possibly have made
some remarks unintentionally that of
fended certain~ officers.
I regret the whole occurence. All
of the officers I regarded as my friends
and I hope I may still look upon them
as such. I think MIaj. Eaves and my
self both acted too hastily.
"There is no man in South Carolina
for whom I entertain a higher regard
than Col. Jones, and had he been pres
ent I do not think any trouble would
ever have occurred. 3Maj. Eaves did
order me out of the camp. and being his
superior officer I refused to go until I
saw fit. I told the men as I have told
them here. that if they petitioned to
go home they would be sent home. If
tais be a crime then I am a criminal.
It is very imp~roper for military affairs
to be discussed in the public print,
and I regret that I have been forced to
say anything at all."
A CoURT.3ARtTIAL PaonABLE.
it is positively asserted that a eourt
martisl will result front Lieut. Col.
Tilman's visit to camp. 3Maj. Eaves
was seen Thursday regardiug the aflair.
and he made the anniunoement that
he would prefer charges against Lieut.
Col. Tillman. If a courtmartial is
held. Lieut. Col. Tillman could not be
mustered out until thte finding of the
court was sent to thme war department.
This action would necessarily delay
the work of mustering out the men.
A Singular Accident.
One of the most singular of railway
accidents was that near Genoa. by which
a dozen lives were recently lost. The
Ghori tunnel, in whicht it occurred, is
ver loNg. and so foul that the windows
are shut. ieaving~ the passengers to keep
alive on what air is already in thle car.
But the engineers have no such support.
and the accident was caused by the
fact that the drivers and firemen on thme
three enines needed to haul the train
up thme heavy grade of the tunne'l
were asphyxiated. Tfhe tramin conse
quently slipped back and plunged in
to a passenger tr'ain at the bottom of
The correspondeznt of the Times in
(Xandia says: ''It is estimated that no
fewer t han St)I Christ ianis hiave beeni
nassacred and the townm has becen pilI
laged lby liashi IHazouks and the Turk
ish soldiers. Xll reports agree as to
the disgcraceful behavior of the Turk
ish troops. who were seen firing on Col.
Reid. The mob ran through the streets
A CLASH IN CRETE.
German, British and Italian Con
MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS.
British Warship Throws Shells
Into the Town. British Troops
Forced to Slay Many
Condia oc the Island of Crete was in
a state of anarchy last werk. A collis
ion between the 'Mussulmans, who were
demonstrating against European con
trol, and the British authorities, who
have been installing Christians as rev
enue officials. culminated in bloody
fighting between Mussulans and the
British troops. Riots occurred in va
rious parts of the city and many were
killed. When the outbreak was fiercest
a warship, stationed in the harbor, be
gan firing shells with the result that a
portion of the city was burnt.
The trouble began with the attempt
of the British military authorities to
install Christian officials. They had
appointed a council of international
control to administer the revenues, and
a detachment of soldiers was stationed
outside the office as a precaution. A
crowd of unarmed Mussulmans. who
had been demonstrating against the
Christians, attempted to force an en
trance into the office. The British sol
diers fired and wounded several. The
Mussulmans ran for their arms and.
returning attacked the soldiers. Other
Mussulmans spread rapidly through the
Christian quarter. shouting into win
dows and setting many houses and
shops on fire.
Sir A. Bilotti. the British consul at
Canca, who went to Candia on board
the British battleship Camperdown,
cables to the foreign office saying that
the rioting at Candia was oaused in the
A British soldier on guard at the tax
ofie was sudinly stabbed in the back
and he dropped his riefe. which explo
ded, killing a lussulnmn. The firing
then became general. and a party of 20
British blue jackets froni the British
torpedo gunboat Hazard was aliosit
annihilated before the sailors could
reach their ship. In addition, a dc
tachment of 45 British soldiers were
driven from their quarters near the tel
egraph station and many of them were
wounded. The total casualties, so far
as known, are 20 killed and 50 wound
ed. The fate of the Christians in other
towns is uncertain, but only those who
succeeded in obtaining refuge in the
court houses have been saved.
The British vice consul, 31r. Calo
cherino, was burned to death in his
It is reported in Athens that the
bombardment was renewed at Candia
Wednesday and that the port has been
seriously damaged. The foreign war
ships have landed sailors to reinforce
the British garrison, and pumps have
been landed to assist in quenching the
flames. According to telegrams from
Candia. it is estimated that 22 British
were killed and 45 wounded. Several
Christian families have sought refuge
on the warships. 3Many corpses are ly
ing in the street of Candia. In one
case a whole family was killed. The
Italian consulate is also reported burn
The London correspondent of the
Times at Candia. telegraphing Wednes
day, fully confirms the earlier reports
of most serious events there. He says:
"The worst is feared as to the fate of
a majority of the Christians. It is re
ported that only 250 have, been saved
out of over 1,000. The situation was
extremely difficult. The Turkish troops
refused to aid the British, who, being
exceedingly few in the town, were soon
overpowered. The 40 wounded were
attended to by the warships. The 3Mo
hammedans are pillaging Candia. El
hem Pasba, the governor declares that
the mob is uncontrollable but the geni
*ral opinion is against him. Reinforce
ments are expected from Canea. and
the Christian insurgents are massing
around the cordon. As this dispatch
goes, reinforcements are arriving in the
Italian flagship Francesco 31orosini."
The Times' correspondent, telegraph
ing later, says: "Refugees are now
coming on board the Camperdown,
many of them wounded. They tell a
tale of great massacre."
A TERRIBLE BATTLE.
Nearly Eleven Thousand Killed and
Sixteen Thousand Wounded.
The British war office has received a
dispatch from Geu. Sir Herbert Kitch
ener, the commander of the Anglo
Egyptian forces dated from Onmdurman
on MIonday last, saying that over 500)
Arabs, mounted on camels, were dis
patched after the fugitive Khalifa Ab
dullah Wednesday morning. In the
battle that took place at Omidurman thxe
British army almost annihilated the
Dervishes, who have retreated into
the interior of Africa. The general
added that the Dervish leader was re
ported to be moving with such speed
that some of his wives had been drop
ped along the road followed by him.
The Sirdar says also: "Officers have
been counting the Decrvish bodies on
the field and report the total number of
dead found as about 10l.S80. From the
numbers of wounded who have crawled
to the river and town, it is estimated
that 16,000~i were wouunded. Beside the
above between 200i and 400 dervishes
were killed in Omdurmian when the
town was taken. 1 have as prisoners
between three and four thousand tight
ingz men." This grand victory of the
British arms recalls to mind the kill
ing of Gen. Chinese Gordau by these
To Feed the Starving.
President 31eKinley has issued a pro
elanmation directing that upon the oc
cupation and possession of any ports
and places int the island of Cuba by the
forces of the I 'nited :States. Leef, cattle
and other food supplies, intended for
the relief of the starvine inhabitants of
the island, ma:. be admitted free of duty,
subject to the diseretion of' the com'
manding officer of the inited States
forces at the port of entry. who is
charged with the responsibihmty for the
gratuitous distribution of said food sup
plies to the starv-ing inhabitants of the
NEW NODE OF COLIECTION.
An East St. Louis Man Goes at it With
a Brace of Pistols.
Win. R. McFarland of the horse
coimmwission firm of McFarland & Evans
of E..st St. Louis Thursday walked into
the oflice of Louis Newigass & Son at
the stock yards in Chicago. and present
ing a revolver at the head of Louis N.
Newgass. the jniior member of the
firm. comIuIZOnded him to send for his
eashier, Frank )IoselCy. Upon the
appearance of Moseley. McFarland drew
another revolver and ordered the cashier
to draw a cheek in his favor for E10.416.
which he claimed the firm owed him.
When the cashier had finished making
out the check, McFarland calmly in
structed Newgass, at the same time giv
in. a menacing foiurish to his weapons.
to affix his signature to the paper. That
done. the man from Eait St. Louis
lined the two frightened men up against
the wall of the office, and with all the
SOielemnity of a judge at the bar a4min
istered an oath to them to the effect
that they would not attempt to follow
him or raise an outcry. He then de
parted, after stowing his revolvers and
the check in his pockets. As soon as
the visitor had left the office. however,
Moseley and Newgass telephoned the
police headquarters what had happened,
The check was drawn on the National
Live Stock bank. and Police Captain
Lavin immediately dispatched two de
tectives to the bank. McFarland was
standing at the cashier's window with
the check in his hand when the officers
entered. He was so intent upon ex
changing the paper for currency that he
failed to notice the detectives until they
stood, one at each elbow, and seized
him. McFarland was quickly disarmed
and a few minutes later was behind the
bars of a cell at the police station. The
$10.416 which McFarland attempted to
collect by intimidating Newgass and
Moseley is said to be the amount due
McFarland in consequence of a sale of
horses to the De Four Commission com
pany. The transaction is said to have
taken place some time ago, when
the time was set for the payment
of the money 15 days after
the delivery of the stock. Later,
it is claimed the time for payment was
cut down to five days, whereupon the
De Four company transferred -its inter
est in the deal to Newgass & Sen. Me
Farland feared he would come out loser
in the transfer and chose summary tac
ties to get even.
A Majority of the People Want the
Govenor Ellerbe get 30,101 votes,
Watson 7.579, Archer 1.998 and Whit
man 367. Those four rdvocated the
dispensary in the campaign. The total
number of votes cast in the primary was
78.493. of which the four dispensary
advocates received 40.045, or something
more than half. Featherstone, the
prohibition candidate. received 17,S82
votes, so the dispensary is 22.163 votes
ahead of prohibition. Sehuiupert and
Tillman preached high license. The
former got 8,177 votes and the latter
12.389. a total of 20.566. The high li
cense candidates received 2,684 votes
more than the prohibition aspiran&.
but 19,479 less than the dispensary
candidates. The oppositton to the dis
pensary is divided between prohibition
and high license. Aggregate the votes
cast for the candidates of both those
ideas, and the vote for the dispensary
candidates is 1,597 ballets greater. So
the dispensary's advocates outnumber
the prohibition and high license forces
crmbined and are far stronger than the
supporters of either one of those ideas.
The first primary has conclusively de2
monstrated that the dispensary has a
majority of the Democrats behind it
and that prohibition las the weakest
following of any of the three ideas of
dealing wit\ the liquor question. So
shoubd Featherstone be elected in the
,econdl pi-imary, neither he nor anybody
ise could twist this election into mean
ing a triumph of prohibition over the
dispensary. The dispensary is on top,
a fact proven by the figures quoted
above and still more conclusively dem
onstrated by the legislative election.
THE OLD RASCAL CAUGHT.
Thomas Jefferson Mackey in the Toils
of the Law.
A dispatch from London. Ontario,
says Judge Thomas J. Mackey. well
known in New York and the south, has
been captured there by United States
detectives on a charge of bigamy.
"'Send for Dr. Day. Tell him I met
the object of terror at your door and
that my plan failed. My life is in
danger, and so I must be careful when
with this man. Oh. God. what can I
do. If he should know this miy life
would be taken. He is a real Dr. Jekyl
and Mr. Hyde."
Such was the despairing appeal made
b Katheri ne S. Porterfield, of Ches
tertown. W. Va.. third and unlawful
wife~ ofJude Thomas .Jefferson Mack
v wh o was arrested Wednesday
cIarged with bica:ny. The note was
written in the hand. of an educated
woman. with lea'l pemrll. no a scrap of~
aer, and left at No. :1t ueens nye
ne the house in which dudge Mack
ey. with his young bride. engzaged a
oonm. upon their ap~pearance in London.
The present charge ag~ainmst .Judge
Mcker ins that lie mrarried MIiss Kath
rne . Porterfield while his second
ime. MIr. Sarah Curtis 31ackey. ot
New~ York was still1 alive and his le
tal wifte. The bride conues ofa oo
ami'ly in Chlarlestonl. W. \Va.. and she
wa nmirried to .Jurle Mackey iw New
1rom 'New York thle husband and his
wife. or prisoner, went to~ Chiicago. and
w~hen lie found that the detectives
were after hzimr ied to this city, where
le was discovered ini a Queens avenue
Cubans Surrender Arms.
Two hundred Cubans surrendered
their armis and askedi for rations at
Santiago Wednesday. The Cubans
sax their forces in Santiaro province
are suflferiing for wa.: ofl provisionS.
Gen. Lawton has repied that heC will
raon all the men wh~o w ill remr t l 1
town and give up their airms. lle W
lievet it will not be lonw bfre mos Sf
the Cubans have given up their light
for recognition and have returned to
SOUTH CAROLINIANS THEME.
Trouble in a Jacksonville Restaurant.
What Caused It.
A serious disturbance at Pignolo's
restaurant. on H ogan street. betweez
o~cers and soldiers. occurred shortly
after 12 o'clock Thursday night. with
the result that zherc will probably be
several trials by courtmartial on charge
of "conduct unbecoming an officer and
a gentleman." Sergt. -Moore of Co. K,
First South Carolina regiment, is also
suffering from a broken note, as the
result of a hlvy water glass being
thrown at him.
According to eye-witnesses the trou
ble started over some officers of the
Second Alabama regiment using pro
fane language in the restaurant. Seat
od at one table was Col. Alston of the
First South Carolina regiment, with
his wife, while at another table were
soic South Caroli-iiains. officers and
privates. and at another table. at the
farther side of the room. were some of
icers of the Second Alabama regiment.
One of the South Carolina privates
went over to the table where the Ala
bamna oflicers were seased and stated to
them that an officer from the South
Carolina regiment. with his wifo. were
seated in the room. and requested them
not to swear.
The private went back to his seat,
but the profanity is baid not to have
ceased. and he went over again. In
the meantime the South Carolina of
ficer and his wife. not caring to stay
where there was profanity being utter
ed, left the restaurant. When the pri
vate went ever the second time the
Alabama offieers are said to have re
sented his interference, objecting to bL
ing "caille dowa" by a private. Words
followed, aid a general row resulted.
A water glass, said to have been thrown
by an officer. struck Sergt. Moore,
while a coffee cup went through a win
The police were sent for, and several
oicers were soon in the place, and
with the assistance of the provost
guards succeeded in restoring order.
Several times the trouble was on the
point of breaking out afresh, when the
would be fighters were separated. The
policemen had their pistols drawn, and
had not the utmost forbearance been
shown there is no telling what the re
sult might have been.
A detachment of provost guards were
hurriedly sent from headquarters, and
were stationed in the restaurant, pre
venting anyone either from coming in
or going out, while other guards held
the crowd in check on the outside. The
names of the officers that were involved
in the difficulty were taken, and an in
vestigation will be held. Sergt. Moore
was attended by a surgeon. and after
ward sent to the Third division hos
DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
Foreman Wiley S. Walker Instantly
Killed Near Denmark.
31r. Wiley S. Walker. section fore
man on the South Caro.ina and Geor
gia Railroad at Denmark. was instant
ly killed near that place on Tuesday
night of last week by being struck by
the tend'er of Engine No. 12. The
Denmark Times says the engine was
backing down the track at a high rate
of speed. and it is said displayed no
light other than a small kuntern. 31r.
Walker was coming toward Denmark
with his section crew on a crank car.
.They had been working all day on the
wreck at Bamberg. Besides their tools.
there was a barrel and two sacks of
flour on the car. When they heard the
ap~proaching engine there was time to
save themselves if they had abandoned
the ear. but Foreman Walker. true to
his duty-realizing that if the car re
nmained on the track it might derail the
swiftly moving engine, ordered his men
to lift it aside. They first rolled off
the flour and tossed to one side the
tools. Two men were outside the rails
and MIr. Walker and Dick Parler were
inside lifting at the car. They had it
upended when the tender struck, hurl
ing the crank car. the foreman and his
crew into the ditch. The three mem
bers of the crew escaped without in
jury. and the car "es not damaged.
31r. Walker was instantly killed. As
sistance being summoned from Den
mark,his mangled remains were brought
back to his grief-stricken family, the
members of which had parted from him
early that morning in the best of health
and spirits. Wiley S. Walker was born
49 years ago near Elk.. and had been
in the employ of the S. C. & G. rail
road for 17 years. He had r. comforta
ble farm in Aiken county. and his life
was insured in the K. of P. for $1.000.
He leaves, to mourn his tragical taking
off. a wife, three sons and two daught
ers. His oldest son. Thomas J.. is a
member of the United States sigz-al
corps, and is with Gen. Brooke's Porto
Rican army. His eldest daughter. Miss
Belle. was to have entered as a student
at Winthrop College in a few days.
There was no man in this community
more universally respected than the
deceased. HeI was esteemed by the
ofiieiais of the railroad company as one
of their most careful and trustworthy
employcs. and it would be an act of
generous justice on the part of the di
i-ectors if they paid tribute to the mem
ory of this brave servant, who sacri
ticed his life to duty. if they took up
the work lhe laid down. and finished
the education of his fatherless child
Captiver. Start Home.
Fot-fouir of the~ officers and men
captured with the dlesira.tiin of Cer
vera's fleet at San tiaso lit the naval
hospital Wed nesday in e.e f Lieu ~t.
Segrera, for Now YNr whe-~re they
wiflembark for Spin.~i 1 Lit. Segr ra.
who steaks Eni- ' h. was~ prof u-e m
thanks to the hei 0tRl .an: rtefor
kindrtess slow' the 'atvs The'i
Spainaris embarked on. th &- tise Old
Iionintion of the 01.1 Domiin steamf
To Go to Jacksonville.
tarv to leavin: Clbimbia. Ile thinks
the retimenit will be abio to leax-e in
A FATAL FALL.
The Dridge of New York and
Ottawa Railroad Collapsed.
WERE PLUNGED INTO WATER.
Eighty-Two Men at Work on the
Structure. Gave Way With
out Warning. Carried its
Human Freight Down
With It Into Stream.
About noon Wednesday two south
spans of the International bridge, of
the New York and Ottawa railway,now
under construction across the St. Law
rence river, about three miles above
St. Regis Indian village, in the State of
New York. fell without warning, with
60 men at work on the bridge, all being
thrown into the river, some 60 feet be
low. Over 30 were picked up and
taken to Cornwall hospital and 27 are
now missing. The bridge consists of
three spans. of which two were com
pleted and the third was neatly com
pleted, when the south pier gave way
at its foundation, causing both spans
to fall into 60 feet of water, taking its
load of human freight with it.
The scene of the accident is located
about four miles from Hogansburg, N.
Y., above the St. Regis Indian reserva:
tion. The bridge that gave way was
being built across the St. Lawrence
river at the foot of Long Salute rapids
near Reinhardt's island. The water at
this point is known to be as swift as in
any part of the river. The immediate
cause of the disaster and the giving
way of the span of the bridge seems to
have been from the washing away of
one of the large piers.
Late reports from Cornwall hospital
says 33 men have been taken out of the
river and transferred to the hospital.
]Eighteen of them have since died.
The latest information concerning to
day's tragedy makes it probable that
the death list will reach 30. Many of
the men are terribly injured. As far
as can be learned 82 men reported for
work this morning. Of this list only
3S have actually been accounted for.
An . eye-witness of the fall of the
bridge says he was sitting on the bank
of the river, watching the busy work
men above him, when, without warn
ing there came a fearful crash. Two
spans of the bridge collapsed, the im
mense mass of timber and iron dropped
down, and the agonizing shrieks of the
men who were being crushed in the
wreck were drowned by the rushing
waters. Then he saw bodies coming to
the surface, and the work of rescue be
This was hopelessly inadequate,there
beivg only a few boats in the vicinity.
and very few men who could undertake
to swim out into the turbulent waters.
Many who might have been saved were
drowned before help could reach them.
About 50 of the men employed on the
span were Americans. The remainder
were mostly Indians, who acted as as
Every man on the division went down
with the wreck. Many of those who
escaped climbed up the iron work,
which still rested on piers at either
end. The scene around the Hotel Dieu,
where the wounded and dying were
taken, is a heart rending spectacle.
The wives and relatives, of missing
men are anxiously inquiring after their
A Horrible Death.
Mr. Theo. Huggins, of Williamsburg
County, met with a terrible accident
one day last week. It appears that
Mr. Huggins had just started to gin
his first bale of cotton this season and
was feeding thQ gin himself when his
hand got caught and in tryir-g to get loose
from the gin the other hand became
entangled. He was powerless to help
himself. Before the engine could be
stopped not only both hands but the
greater part of both arms were literally
cut to pieces. It was five miles to a
physician's house and before one could
be summoned the unfortunate man bled
to death. Mr. Huggins was about 25
years old. He was married and leaves
a widow and three small children.
He was a prosperous farmer, merchan
dised on a small scale and ran a steam
gin and grist mill.
To Bankers and Merchants.
Mr. J. C. Wilborn, president of the
State cotton growers, Thursda.- issued
"The merchants and bankers of
South Carolina are hereby cordially in
vited to attendi the cotton growers' con
vention to be held.in Columbia, Sep
tember 20. It is hoped that every in
dividual intcrestcd in the production
of cotton will feel himself invited to
participate in the move to advance the
price of cotton to a point that will pay
the cost of production and give a rea
sonable compensation. There is no de
sire to exclude the bankers and mer
chants.: on the contrary, we express the
desire that all South Carolina may act
in unison at this trying crisis in oar
affairs. J. C. Wilborn,
President of Cotton Growers of South
Safety of Railway Travel.
Last year on American railways one
passenger was killed in accidents out
of evcry 2.8S27,474 passengers carried.
That is to say that you can take a tramn
2.S27.474 times before, on the law of
averages, your turn comes to be killed.
You wri!! have to travel 72,093. 963 miles
on the ears before that turn comes, and
4.an.jg5 miles before you are injured.
If you travel 20 miles every day for
:-;9 d-ys in the year. youi can kcep on
at it fo)r 758S years before your turn
coes to be hurt. If there had been
railways when outr Saviour was born
and you had began to travel on the
first day of the year~ A. P. 1. and had
tavled 100I rmiles in every day of
every month of every year since then.
yo w ~ould still have (in this year 1898)
nerl three million miles yet to travel
before ; our turn came to be killed.
A Mean Joke.
I 'reiste hm:ent of ai rural Ten
nesa.eitor of the Ifardemian Free
Prss im-~ e wish to explain our lack
of edioria this week. We was down
S emhis, and a smart Alec at the
t~srn pt train oui on our greens and
vi twas vinegar. Of course we were
l ie de: omubaw for three days. and
now that we are able to talk. our lan
--ag is not fit for publication."