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The Regular Weekly Weather avid
WHAT THE CROPS ARE DOING.
What the Observers AuI Over the
State Report to Headquart
ers. The information
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the condition of the weather and
crops of the State issued last week by
Section Director Bauer of the South
Carolina bereau of the United States
weather and crop service.
Another week of even high temper
ature, with a mean for the week of 79
degrees, which is 3 degrees per day
above the normal.
With a few exceptions. the rainfall
for the week was excessive over the en
tire State. Heavy rains eaused streams
in the upper Savannah valley to over
flow and seriously damage land crops.
while in the lower Savannah and the
Salkehatchie valleys, where from six to
over thirteen inches of rain fell, large
areas were inundated and crops in Barn
well, Bamberg, Colleton, Hampton and
Beaufort county lowlands were severe
ly injured or entirely desiroyed. Over
the entire State there was too 'much
rainy and cloudy weather. retarding or
entirely suspending farming operations,
damaging crops, and delaying harvest
ing. The average rainfall for the week
was 3.66 inches, while the -normal is
approximately 1.30 inches. The per
centage of possible sunshine was as low
as 10 pei cent. at places, and mucii be
low the usual amount over the whole
State. All crops stand in imperative
need of clear, dry weather.
Young coin seems to be doing nicely.
but old corn is sprouting and rotting in
the shuck: it is too wet to house it.
Fodder continues to be damaged as it is
gathered, or drying and rotting on the
Cotton suffered severely during the
week; some boll worms noted in several
counties; too wet generally to pick cot
ton, and open cotton is sprouting,
while ripe bolls are rotting: the plant
continues to shed its leaves and fruit.
Cotton was blown down and suffered
from inundation over the southeastern
Rice was materially damaged in Col
leton and adjacent districts by high wa
ter, but upland rice is doing nicely.
Rice harvest is delayed.
Sweet potatees, sugar cane -and pea
nuts are doing well. Pea vines have a
rank growth, but need sunshine for
curing. Haying is awaiting clear
weather; a large crop of hay will be cut
if the weather permits saving it. It is
too wet for turnips generally, but fall
gardens, pastures and truck are making
EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENTS RE
PORTS BY COUNTIES.
Abbeville...Link: A week of heavy
rains; all crops on water courses have
been overflowed and about destroyed;
wet weather causing open cotton to
sprout, and ripe bolls to rot; everything
)ooks gloomy.-R. F. Morris.
Aiken-Windsor: It has rained all
the week but two days: cotton sprout
ing and rotting badly, cannot make a
full crop; great deal of fodder has been
lost.-B. B. Hightower.
Anderson.-Holland: It has been
raining now about a week and farmers
are having a hard time saving their fod
der, hay, peavines, etc.; cotton is still
doing well, except that some is rotting
in the bolls.-Dr. J. W. Earle.
Bamberg.-Bamberg: Rainy and'
cloudy weather; cotton sprouting in the
boils; open weather and sunshine need
ed for harvesting hay crop: other crops
doing very well.-W. S. Bamberg.
Barnwell.-Blackville: The past week
of almost continuous rain has been one
of steady, unqualified deterioration,
greater degree in some localities than
in others, and involving nearly every
farm product; corn blown down or sub
murged in low places. rotting in the
shuck where standing; cotton beaten
into the furrow or rotting in the boll,
with all young fruit sheded off.-E. S.
Beaufort.-Bluffton: Great storm on
30--31st; houses blown down, roofs off,
and nearly all damaged to some extent;
corn is on the ground in mud and wa
ter; cotto'n whipt to pieces, not much
left except stalk; rice covered with wa
ter, hope to save one-fourth of it; great
fall of water, 8 inches in 12 hours-Jno
Berkeley.-Annieville: Rain ruined
cotton and fodder; scarcely any fodder
has been saved; open cotton rotting in
the bolls.-G. W. Whaley.
week of excessive precipitation and
largely deficient sunshine; farming
operations far behind their usual, rou
tine; rice harvest much delayed on ac
count of frequent rains; sea island cot
ton still shedding badly: tops all in
bloom with no prospect of a top crop;
hay harvest at a standstill awaiting dry
ness.-L. N. Jesunofsky.1
Cherokee.-Gaffney: Fodder is being
pulled but too much rain to save it:
cotton opening but is rotting in the
bolls.--B. F. Camp.
disastrous week for the cotton crop:
much complaint of cotton rotting after
opening; no blooms to be seen: very
little picked yet; more fodder damaged;
peas and potatoes seem to be doing well.
-George W. Spencer.
Clarendon.-Alcolu: It has been
rainy and cloudy all the week: cotton
shedding all the top crop, and th~e bot
tom bolls are rotting; all foder that
was pulled is of poor quality; cane and
rice doing well. -Elias D. Hodge.
Colleton-White Hall: Weather this
week has been most disastrous to rice,
corn and all crops save potatoes: corn
broken down and land saturated: riee
inundated by freshet: many breaks in
river banks.-W. E. Haskell.
Darlington. -arlington: Cotton al
ready shows great damage from damp
weather, bolls rotting, open bolls
sprouting; lots of fodder and forage
damaged and some entirely lost: pros
pects for good hay crop fine, and with
good :.weather a large quantity can be
saved.-E. R. Mclver.
Edgefield.-Cleora: Rained every day
until Friday; nearly all the corn fodder
has burned on the ste..lk or was ruined
after being pulled; cotton lost all top
crop, bottom crop rotting and sproutingr
in boll where open; pea vines fine, but
few peas on them, and no vines cut
owing to the wet weather. --L. R. Brun
Fairfield-Woodward: We have had
rain every day since August 25, caus
ing a great deal of rot in large cotton
and blight Silate cotton: fodder pull
ing about over, and fodder saved in
poor condition.-Thomas W. Brice.
Florence.-Florence: The cotton is
fearfully injured by the excessive rain
in many places. the seeds are sprout
ing in the bolls: the cotton crop is cut
off, and rno top'brop is made: wet wea
ex'cessive ma' du:-in theC entire eek;
aL ll rk at v ltanitill: pulled IO'tde
nearly- al -al damge: op)en cotton!
in, bai( cdo nne picked as yet:
Vines. weed's Zaid ras have rank
growth. WN. M1. Myers.
llapton. G~illisoniville: Rainfall iS
1:3.6.) inehes: ground so saturated and
sceg it will not hold plants upright
corn partly blown down. but not flat
as a whole: flood washed away bottoi
bolls on cotton, but having been re
cently picked, loss was reduced: with a
fev clear days plant will partially re
cover: as a whole. the . loss from the
storm vill not be as great as first thought
-,.1am1 P. 6al tus.
Kershaw.--Camden: Fari work en
tirely suspended on account of the
heavy rains: much fodder and opel cot
ton damaged: peas doing finely.- -J. B.
Lexington.- Batesburg: The weer
has been one of continuous rain. not
on1 inaking nueh storm cottol. but
causing it to conmence to rot: all other
crops continue to do well: the second
en of beans is ready for shipment.
E. .i Hite.
Newberry.- -Prosperity: Unfavorable
week en cotton: rain damaged it consid
erably: every farmer has had nearly
half his fodder-damaged: potatoes pro
mise good: tobacco fired and ruined.
J. Perry Cook.
Oeonee.-Clemson College: Cotton
ol sandy land dying: on red lands put
ting on weed. and bolls rotting: fodder
burning and drying on stalk: corn on
creeks and rivers washed away and rot
ting.--Prof. J. F. C. Dupre.
Orangeburg. -Orangeburg: Unfavor
able weather for farni work and crops:
cotton is rusting. bolls rotting on stalk.
and all open cotton stained and rotted:
sugar cane and pastures good: no hay
being harvested. -John S. Rowe.
SPartanburg.-Boiling Springs: We
are having entirely too much rain for
everything: no good fodder has been
saved: sorghum making has begun,
good yield; sweet potatoes fine stuble
corn and peas promise a fair yield;
much grass in corn and cotton fields;
cotton opening but too wet to gather:
in some places it is rotting.-W. B. T.
Sumter.-Ramsay; Continued heavy
rains damaging cotton and peas.-3Matt.
Williamsburg.-A good deal of fod
der was saved this week in a damaged
condition; cotton is opening very fast on
light soils, picking has commenced on
some plantations, will be general next
week; the ground is too wet to work
vet.-J. E. Davis.
York.--Leslie: Fodder pulling under
way, but no good fodder is being hous
ed; corn crop above an average: too
much rain for cotton which is rusting
some and opening rapidly: picking has
begun.-D. T. Leslie.
GEN. WHPITHR'S SON DROWNED.
He and Lieut. Kirkpatrick of Virginia
Meet Death in the Surf.
Thomas H. Wheeler, son of Gen. Jo
seph Wheeler and Second Lieut. New
ton D. Kirkpatrick, First cavalry,
were probably drowned while bathing
at Camp Wikoff, 3Iontauk Point, Wed
nesday afternoon. Young Wheeler
was a naval cadet in his second year.
He had been acting on~ his father's staff
for some time past. He was 17 years
of age, was a fine young fellow and had
made a host of friends among the older
officeers. Together with Lieut. Kirk
patrick he went to the beach Wednes
day afternoon to enjoy the surf bathing.
The surf ran high and the undertow
was very strong. Apparently no one
saw the young men drowned, and it
was not until about 6 o'clock that they
were missed. Their clothes were found
a short distance from Gen. Wheeler's
tent, close to the water, and it is be
lieved that the young officers were
swept away by the strong seas. While
in command at Camp Wikoff Gen.
Wheeler's headquarters were located on
a high hill near the station, a consider
able'distance back from the water. It
was only that his headquarters were
shifted down to the beach. His tent
and the tent of his staff officers are not
more than 20 yards ifrom the water's
edge. It was this change of location
that gave young Wheeler and young
Kirkpatrick an opportunity to indulge
themselves in the surf. They had of
ten spoken of so doing, and everyone
here is convinced that they were
drowned Wednesday. Of the accident
Gen. Wheeler has nothing to say. His
three daughters, two of whom arc nurses
in the general hospital and the other a
nurse in the detention hospital, arc
with him, griefstricken. Lieut.
Kirkpatrick was from Virginia. He
was appointed second lieutenant June
The bodies of Naval Cadet Thomas
H. Wheeler. a son of M1ajor General
Joseph Wheeler. and of Second Lieu
tenant Newton D. Kirkpatrick, First
U. S. cavalry, who were drowned while
bathing in the sea, came in with the
tide and were thrown on the beach
Thursday morning about 2 o'clock.
The bodies were found lying close to
gether just below the life saving sta
tion about a quarter of a mile from
where the young men had gone in
bathing. A detail of sixty men from
the Seond cavalry had been patrolling
the beacii with lanterns. The life sav
ers who knew the coast had predicted
that the bodies would drift in where
Georgia Troops Refused to Receive
Their Money from Him.
R. B. Wright, a colored man who
was recently appointed major and pay
master by President MceKinley. had an
unpleasant experience at Camp John B
Gordon. St. Simon's island, last week.
Ie was detailed to pay off the troops at
Camp Gordon and arrived Thursday
morning with a negro clerk. He was
nt alloweu to take a first-class passage
on the steamer to the island. and rather
than gosecond class chartered a private
When the purpose of his visit to the
camp became known the soldiers, all of
whom are white, made loud protests.
Wright feared violence and asked Col
onel Burgwin for a guard detail, which
was furnished to him.
The commissioned officers of the
Second North Carolina regiment ref used
to allow the Negro oficer the use of
their tent. and he was forced to occupy
abandoned quarters. W\hen Conporal
Giddings, of Company G, Third Texas.
was called to receive his pay he refused
to accept it. and exclaimed:
I "My father was an of'neer in the Con
federate army, and I have too much
good southern blood in my veins to ac
cept my army pay from a negro.
The Corporal then cursed the nagro
major roundly. This precipitated a
commotion in camp, and other soldiers
followed Giddeings' cxam ple. The pay
ments had to be discontinued.
IWhite is principal of the State col
ordl indiustrial school at savannaih, and
gt his military appointment through
New England Lcgislated Against
Everyboby and Everything.
TO PROTECT HER MILLS.
But They Cannot Legi-slate God
Out of Existence Nor Suspend
the Operations of Natures'
enator illma vi sited Manchester.
N. 1., last week ill conpany with Sen
ator William E. Cihander. to inspect
the ,reat cotton induztrie- there. In
reply to a question as to what he thought
of the industrial situation in New En
lard. with spccial reference to the cot
ton nuustry. said:
"I believe the cotton business here
in the north has got to go to the wall.
We have Lot all the natural advantages
in the south. and you haven't not any.
You have legislated and legislated and
legislated against everybody and every
thing in order to protect your cotton
mills, but you can't legislate God out
of existence nor suspend the operations
of nature's beneficent laws.
Why, you ain t satisfied with a pro
tective tariff that shuts out foreign
goods from this market. but you have
actually had the nerve to introduce a
bill into congress to protect one part of
the country against another. This
Lovering bill asking for a constitutional
amendment regulating the hours of la
bor is a direct blow at the constitutiou
al rights of the states to legislate for
themselves. and we will fight you on
that all sunner and winter and forever
until we beat you. You can't stuff
leislation of that kind down our
throats. We won't have it.
-Now, as far as our natural advan
tages are concerned. the only thing we
hae ever lacked in my state is capital.
and we are now getting that in abund
ance. We have doubled our spindles
in the last four years, and quadrupled
them in the last 12. Can you show me
another section of the country that has
done so well?
"It has been said. and said truly.
that we have cotton in the back yards,
and coal in the front yards. and a mill
in between. We don't have to pay the
excessive freights that you people have
to pay in New Hampshire. We have
all our raw material right on the ground.
our help will work more cheaply and is
more contented than yours. and we can
turn out 'just as good goods as you can
at a good deal less money.
"We can make just as fine grade of
goods in South Carolina as they can
anywhere. Why, just look at it! There
are only four months of the year that
we have to have our windows closed in
a southern cotton mill. In the north
er mills there are only four months
that they can be kept open. The result
is that our operatives for eight months
in the year breathe the pure air of
heaven, while yours for an equal period
are subsisting on an atmosphere that is
artificially heated and is close, unnat
ural and enervating.
"Why shouldn't we have a superior
workman, and if a superior workman
why not superior work? Our machin
ery., too, is modern and up-to-date,
while yours is obsolete. Our cotton
mills are mostly segregated in the coun
try, while yours are grouped in the
cities. Our operatives own their own
homes and are generally surrounded by
a little garden patch cultivated by some
member of the family, while yours are
corraled in tenement houses and pack
ed into stuffy and ill-ventilated attics.
Can there be any comparison between
laborers thus situated? Another thing:
The purchasing power of your dollar
is growing less, while ours is growing
greater- We have not been treated to
so many luxuries as you have here in
the north, and we do not feel the depri
vation of them as you do. Our labor
ers are satisfied; yours are dissatisfied.
Ours are growing rich, while yours are
Referring to the war Senator Tillman
"South Carolina furnished two regi
ments for the war. One of them was
at Chickamauga for some time and was
ordered to Jacksonville and was part
of the army of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee. The
other regiment never left its mustering
place in the state. There has been very
little sickness among the South Caro
lina troops and as far as I am able to
learn there has been no camp as free
from disease and death as that occu
pied by the army under Gen. Lee.
This war is worth all it has cost, be
cause it has completely wiped out all
sectional feeling in this country and
there is now no east, no west, no north,
'This is my first visit to New Hamp
shire and I am on my way to the White
mountains, and from there I go to
MIontreal and Quebec. and thence to
Niagara Falls. Since I have been in
New England I have been most lav'ish
ly entertained and royally received
everywhere. I did not expect such an
One Little Boy Shoots His Brother
With a Gun.
No terrible accident in the annals of
the town of Newberry has been sadder
or rmore deplorable than one that oe
curred about S o'clock p. m.,- on Satur
day last at the home of 31rs. S. L. Gog
gans. James Gioggans. 12 years old.
had been out hunting on Saturday. lie
neglected to unload the gun that after
noon when he returned home. In the
evening lie was playing with his broth
ers, John C., who is 14 years old, and
Wn. D)., w~ho was that day celebrating
his 7th birthday. T1hec boys were play'
ing brightly and cheerfully together
and little Williams had been happy all
day with his birthday toys. It is a
favorite with boys to play bear. and it
was while this game was being played
that the dreadful accident occurred.
-John C.,- thinking Jamnes had unloaded
the gun. it being their custom to uin
load the gun before taking it into the
house when returning from hun ti ng,
pickedi it up- and playu~fully pointed it at
his little brother WXilliam, pulling the
trinier, in imitaition of a hunter shoot
inn at a bear. The whole load took ef
fet in William's left shoulder, and the
little sutierer, cut down in his boyish
happiness, died within a half hour after
beiiig shot. The burial was5 at Rose
mont Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Rev. Geco. A. Wigiht conducting t he
cereony. The heart of the entire
community beats in deepest sympathy
for the bereaved mother and her grief
stricken children.--Newberry Observer.
No Goats Wanted.
The Danish steamecr Tyr' reached New
Orleans Firiday from Havana with 1 t20
goats. They werec shipped froni Galt
veston to H avana in the belicf that the
people of that city would be so hungr'y
that they would like goat mleat. but
Gen. Blanco placed so he::vy a tax on
goats that it did not pay to land them,.
and they werec bi'oughit back to this
RE30UM AT LAST.
The Story of Herr Karl Neufeld Resen
ed in the Stdan.
liierr Ka ri Necachi .';:Im w referred
to in a recent oi>1atch irom 'airo as
rescued uinhl:amd from1 the dervishies.
fell into the hands ,f the .\ aliki's fol
lowers. ill the neighebor.uod o li nola
in the late spring.. or varly Mimaner of
ST. lie was the last European male
captivXC of i1portalnce remlailn1ing in the
Sover of the der\ihes. Various ac
o arle g1vcD \ en f hi-; carly C; areer.
.\Ccording to the -0-iu Wiener Taa
blatt.' Neufeld. ShOUtV after t!le con
eiuion of his cole 'ourSe at Leipsie.
where Le studied meicine. severelyV
woullded an1 opponent in a duel and
w'.as Obli-zed to, -o abrolvi. HeI settled
as a physician at A-ss-uan. l'per Eypt
where he practised his profession 1 79
to ISS . WLen the rising of Mohamed
Amcned took place in the latter year.
lerr Neufeld was obliged to give up his
rc-sidence at Assouan.
While at the university he had ,iven
many proofs of his hardihood of charae
ter and love of adventure. and he joined
the English troops during the operation
in the Soudan as an interpreter of the
Arabic language. in which position his
knowledge of the people and of their
political relations, together with his
shrewdness and courage, caused him to
be highly appreciated. In ISSS he
saved a whole detachment of English
soldiers by putting the enemy on a
wrong sceut. For this service he was
appointed surveyor to the British
troops. in which capacity he set up
business a: Assouan. and established
branches in other parts of the coun
In April. 1897, he set out on a jour
ney. ostensibly for the purposes of
trade. with a caravan of over 40 re
tniners. Various accounts were given
of the object of his expedition, one be
ing that it was undertaken with a view
of rescuing slatin Pacha, then a pris
oner of the Mahd i. while other accounts
represented that he was merely trying
to ascertain the position of the cuemv.
Evidently recognizing the danger he
was about to run. Neufeld. before leav
ing Assouan. deposited his money in
an English bank and sent his wife and
only child to his relatives at Leipsic.
IHis apprehension proved to be onlo too
well founded. Through the treachery
of an Arab, lie and his whole caravan
were taken by the dervishes.
He nearly lost his life when the
MIahdi was informed that lie was an
English or Egyptian spy sent to ascer
tain whether Mudir Mustapha Pacha
was favorable to the English. The
Mahdi declared that he regretted not
having hanged Neufeld. and had him
loaded with chains and cast into prison,
where he remained four years.
Ultimately a scarcity of powder arose
in the Soudan. and Neufeld's knowledge
of chemistry was brought into requisi
tion for its manufacture. It appears
that he collected saltpetre and made
the explosive. but the same narratives
that gave this information described
him as still in fetters and carrying iron
rings upon both feet.
His next clever exploit was subse
ouent to the death of the 3abdi, and
uinder the rule of the Khalifa. 'Neu
feld decorated the tomb of the 3Iahdi.
whose dome the British gunboat have
just partially demolished, and did the
work so effectively that. according tc
Father Rossignoli, who escaped from
Khartoum in 1594, the widows of the
prophet, were "quite touchied.'
After that he became a mechanic
Iand-still according to Father Rossig
nali-" tried all sorts of inventions and
took thc grertest trouble to construct
a machine for making coins." Mean
while he appears to have 'acted as
editor" of the Khiaiifa's proclamtations.
in addition to writing books and il
lustrating them himself. for a limuited
circulation among the dervishes. At
the time of the release of Slan Pacha it
was feared that his life would again be
in danger. But this did not prove te
be the ease.
Spain Flies a Protest.
The MIadrid correspondent of The
Standard says: The gov'ernment re~ent'
ly forwarded to MI. Cambon, the French
anmbassador at Washington. a long and
strongly argued statemaent respeetiu2
the Philippines which he will commnuni
cate verbally to the Washington govern
ment. Spain protests against the capi
tulation of MIanila, because it-was made
two days after the protocol was signed.
It says that the revenue from the 3Ma
nila customs may continue devoted to
the service of the Philippine loan of
1897; and finally. it insists upon the
U cited States compelling Aguinaldo to
liberate a thousand Spaniards now in
his custody, most of whom were placed
there, the note asserts, by Admiral
The New York Times says that 'the
art of weather prediction is not half s)
difficult and abstruse as some people
believe, and one man who knows the
accepited formulae can work them about
as well as another. 1By the way, when
will the bureau chiefs reveal to the
public the fact that thunderstorms do
not cool the air. but that cool air pro
duces thunderstorms? That cart has
been in front of that horse about long
Tillman in the Northeast.
United States Senator Blenjamin 11.
Tillman, of South Carolina. accom
panied by Senator William E. Chan
dler. visited Portsmouth, N. [I.. last
week and was shown over the city by
MIayor John S. Tilton and lion. Frank
Johnes. 'Ilie party visited the navy
yard and were received by Commodore
lemey. A binguet was tendered Sena
tor Tilhaan at I lotel W~entwoirth by
Arrived at New York.
Tihe steamer Old1 D)ominion arrived
at New York Thursda~y evening from
Norfolk. ha ving 4on board Lieut. Sc
rera and four other ofilers of Admni
rali Cervera's siuadron and .2 seamen
w ho hav~e been in the naval hospital at
Norfolk. They are enroute to Santan
der. Spain. and will sail on the City of
Iome. for that port with the remainder
of Admiral Cervera's crew.
A Preacher to Hang.
The Delaiware supreme court has suts
ta*ined~ the~ decision If tile lower court.
wichk imposed sentence of death of
Rev.\William II. F'isher, colored, of
I el. eharzed with breaking into the
house of MIrs. 31aria Ihunt, of that city
at it. for the purpose of commiiitting~
ai felonlious :aalt. Fisher has been
sentenicd to he hlanged on October 7.
D. (Cyrus EdXson states that the so
ealled maldarial cases at MIontauk
Pioint originated there from1 imputre
water. lir. Niclholas undcae
tha tyhoi feer illpresently r-age
ther-- Dr. Edson says ''it would be
les e ruel to line up men and shoot at
temi than to make themi drink Camp
Senator Connowr Rep!ies to Sen
ator Norris' Card.
FER2LIZER TAG QUESTION.
Recounts Some of the History of
the Course of His Bill in the
Senate. Some Figures.
n reply to :ol. N rri' "mplif-inc"
C.1")ufli, a ot: M .oi:- i-st' of the 18tI
iw I. 'lieu 1L it ' . * IX [0ro'l of
e hol e t i ter. I t h ri:!'zer tax tag
il, prmit tie t s): Cu ! Norris stat
omne cf e, leave t otitrs tiot i-tarted. and
e-vet ceGlcnesaxof Lis own statemzents,
z.amel): -:tter the hili hkd been rejected
I -Seit :i-Ytili to him Pllld -:tid ;( he would
s.:::I N w,.ul undertake to get the! Cerm
..* - med to i-piint m cotutittet
".w the fact ii. the- hill was r,-jected by
: . n."e the 25th !,f Janua y, 1.8, as
thejournl w 1 1hox: ,et he Says the Comk
mio e e asp -il-tv ed 1a-ch 10th, 1897,
nerl' one N ear ht'ore the bill was rejected.
Tae hil- referred to -as introduced in the
: a*e in the (arly part of the sts-ion of
; B lear in miil tiat thi' tix tag bui
ness ha been in operatioa since 187'), with
ru: one word of satutory law to punish, or
even prevent vile from using the ags over
iis loin a, they hist. or for making them,
: T the clia-s of rags ihnA have been in
use any third rate priuter in the , tale can
produce without violating one word of the
Ibe bill carried five p:cp si'ians instead
tirst--To prevent iritating or counter
feiting the tags.
S:eco d--'o reduce the tan tax from 25
cents per t-n to 10 cents per tin
Ttir:-T' provide a more rigil anld ,om
plete inspec-ion of fertilizers.
Fou in- lo ba a saar-iard for fe :ilizers.
F:fth-t'o provide for the cavc,:llation C.;
the tax tags.
Knoiting full weli from previous experi
erce wilh what'. suspicio-i some of the Ciem
-on people lookeii on a'y bill in refe ence
ito the tag :a. especia ly oue carrying a
pro;.ositi u to reduce the tax. and ther eby
eace the burden froi the consuimer. I eu
deavored to gather all relible data possible
in reference to the subject and to prove be
yond all possiole dou t the utter worthl-ss
uess of the present tag tas, and thatthecan
sum.wer pad the tax. I made a contract
with a man-ifac:urer to sed =ue dissolved
bones at a certain price per ton, sacked and
tagged. I then sent -52.50 to the State t-eas
urer for 100 tax tags, and received the fol
lowing document, notice. certificate, receipt.
enistle, or whatever it is:
,o. "(29. Clemson College. S. C.,
October 28, 1896.
To L. S. Connor, Orangeburg, S. C.
Dear Sir: Upon the State treasurer's cer
tificate that you have drposited with hid of
fice two and 50-100 doilars, $2 50. I have
ordered privileges tax tags shipped as per
your otder of Oct. 24, 18116, 1W0 priv, tax
-ag3 for fertilizers.
J. P. Smith,
for R. W. Simpeon,
Pres. Trustees C. A. C.
Some time P'ter this I received the 100
tags from a printer in Charleston.
Now, if I have obtained tax tags in an ille
itimate way, the State treasurer, J. P.
Smith, R. W. himpson and the Charleston
printer are particeps criminis parties to the
tLeft, unless it is illegitimate t> obtain them
attached to fertilizers, as these are the only
two ways that I have ever obtained them.
On receipt of the tags I sent my order for
100 sacks of disselved bones, but kept the
100 naw tags and sent one hundred old ones
with :he order, for wheh I received credit,
thus proving that the consumer pays
the tax, and that neither the manufacturer,
nor aty one elhe, could istinguieh old tags
from new ones, neither could any one ques
tion the va idity of the tags, for though they
had be'n used once, they were to alt, appear
unce as gcood as any. Neither the matiufac
iter n- r I had violat~ed any statutory or
moral law, as i paid for 100 tags, and only
and 100 tags, the 100) ne w tags oeing still
in my possession, having never been need
When the bill was before the Senate I en
deavored to make all this plain by exhibit
ing the new tags, my contract and inv ice,
and tried t.o convince the committee and
Senate that with the cancellation feature
and with the other provisions of the bill
rigiy entorce 1, the tax cout be reduced
and even then sufficient tevenue be raised
from tie t-tx. The bill was reported on fa
verably by the co-uitt e except with regard
o the reduct on featute, and so placed on
the Calendar. For days after I was ap
proached by Col. Norris and others, making
suggestions as to the reduction feature of the
jill. Col. Norris offered to compromi-e
with me and assured me if the reduction
feature were stricken out he w uld help to
pass the bill. But he tays, 'nothing et-uld
influence him (myself) to do so, and there
was no alternatti--e hut tn vote against it "
tle does not say why I could not be influ
enced to ac.:ept this compromise; oh: no,
but lhaves the public to infer that it wa
egotism or stubbo'rnness on my part. I told
nim and orhers that I cou'd not. honorably
ac-pt euceh a comprooi.e and gave them,
as I thought, full and sutficie t reasons. 1
asure.l him that rather th n have the bill
defeated I would compromise on a r ed uction
of .5 cents per ton, but cnuld not honor...ly
abandon the entire reduction feaure. lie
replied that he would not at-k me to do any
thint I thought dishonorable. I was urged
every day to recommit the bill under the
plea to perfect all the details in the com
mince. As I had never claimed that the
bill was perfect, and ha-d time and again
asted for suggestions and aid, I agre d to a
recommittal for the above alleged reasons.
But was there atny real effort to perfe t the
hi i? 1 yay nor, tn my knowledge. The
bmil came back with an uinf.vorable report.
I'be position was thea taken that it was a
manncr of too great importance to set hastily
uon, and that it was better to postpone
and let the bo-trd of trustees appoint a com
mittee to cooperate with me in perfecting
the bill. 'Therefore the bill was corntinued
to the session of 1898.
Cot. Norris says the committee was ap
pointed, yet to this diy, not one member of
that commnittee h-as ever mentioned the sub
j ct to me. Cot. Norris saw fit last session
to upratid mne for not cooperating with the
committee, yet he says in his article the
ommittee was to invite Senator Connor to
coperate with it. During the session of
1898, the same tactics were brought into
Since Coi. Norris seems offended at the
expression, '*boldly in the Senate chamber
to defeat a bill providiing for the cancella
tion of the tax t -gs," let me explaiin here
On the 25th of last Jantary, while the bill was
up fer discussion, and after the only propn
sition in the bill which Col Norris s:3ys was
of ectionable to him hal been stricken out,
and 1 was try ing to amend and correct s me
errors in the bill, my attention was called
to the fact that (Col. Norris had left his sea'.
and was sitting on the out.side of the bar,
earnestly consulting with a hevy of ferti i
zer manufacturers I was asked if this was
the same Col. Norris who wai a few years
ago championing the cause of the poor, over
burdened farater, pleading for egaal rights
for all and specia'. privileges for none, and
trying to carry the sub-treasury to Washing
ton (congress) on the Ocala wagon for the
Ispecial benetit of the "poor farmers."
Now, for one who had been identilied with
the farmers' movement and alliance from
the beginning to hive such questions 'asked
hin under the circumintances, was it not
enough to mt-ike him feel humili'ated?
A: er the bi!1 had been shorn of the reduxc
tion feature which was so' obnoxious to Col
Norris, the Senate having stricken it out, he
sas "there was no alternative left but to
Ivote against it."
Was not this the time for Col. Norris to try
Iand do what he says he had hoped to d -,
Iamend the cancellariti c'ause? Did he try?
On the motion to indefinitely postpone the
bill after it ha-I been rid of the redtuction
clause Col. Norris voted for the nmotien, and
also voted it beycnd resurrection for the ses
sion. Did not this show a willingness or
desire to leave this gate wide open: thus
invitiuts fraeud: Yet he says "The utmost
good faith was kept with Senator Connor,
and his approved two features carefully
A to the rtinction feature he says
II.- f" '' .
ers mmke the demia-d.
L)oe, t-ot lt cont-itti-1. hoth t se
Ftrar su I ait..wtuich you l:ive a:o
aupport, t:ae th;- deramd:
Does not civilization I:ike the demaudi
Does not every Uemiocratic tdlatut'om ti'.t
has erer heen :a rvtd tt'th t:ati-:tri aud
St'e. nik the demw.
t.e. not ereiy opponent of the McKiny
;adDn-y : ir i ac-? tuadke tie deao?
Ites not eb:tgity. the grratto-t of the th-,te
sirtuet. u.ak tbe d ieuand'
Let u:. -e,- if reaso does not iake tie le
r:.and See Stare Countitution, artic'e 1, Eec
tin1s 6 ami 7: article 3 i-e-tion .'; article
8, section 6. lattr c'aist-: als iarice i),
:4ection 3. See U. S ;1m'uVtiti->n, artcie ,
Possl'y never before b-ts any State or
tolitic:al parry Lo utterly dr.er.d and
r-pudiate'i the reaching and d-,etrize- of her
frmer illu-t i)us 4tatesmen.
Let us see how tbis tax operates. The
average two horre farme-, W'U pays taxes
<.n $510 worth of pro: erry and uses three
tons of tertilizer per plow, pays to tne sup
port of the State int'titutions of cigher learn
i-.; about a:: fo:Aows:
S C. C. Clem
l'arteer who prys on $5- 0.
pays to ........ ...........1 : i 50
-Lerchant who pays ou 45 .
pays to....... ................... ,
Mechanic wh-> pays o% $500,
pa)s to ......... .............. 3
Lawyer who .ays on $500,
pays to.......... ..... ..........
;ctor who pays on $500,
pa 8 t) -........................... 31
Banker who pays on t500,
\!anuracturer who payS ou
$501, pays to..................
All professions except farm
e s.. . .....................
Is not this reason suflicierti Is this equal
rights to all and special privileges to none?
A'ait:. doe4 this di!crimuation str.tp hert.?
. N. it ut-eS furthier ani ilsocutinates even
anong- tue firni rs, Ftrtuer A pays $7 00
per :un for acid, and pays 25 cects tax
b.:reon. not. on property. but tor the privil
eg. This is equal to 3.5 mills, or .3., per
cent.. on the purbase price Farmer B
pays $45 for a ton of nitrate. He pays 25
ceata tax, or le53 than 5 mills on the pur
chase. While farmers pny their full share
of all other taxes they are in addition bur
dened indirec:ly with this most iniquitous
of all taxes, If tlie State proposes to go in
to the indirect tax butitness to raise revenue,
why, in the name of all de cency, should she
t'ingle out fertilizers? Why nut tax minerl
waters, che -ing gum, luxuries of a 1 kinds,
railroad -upplies, manufacturera' supplies,
and the upplies of every other iudustry?
'A. hy single out a necessity of the farm and
place such a discriminating tax upon it?
Wby require the consumers of fertilizers
alone to support one college in such a lavish
way and pay their full share to all oth--r in
stitutions? Is it right? Is it just? Is it
statesmanshii.? Is it becoming a civilized
people? Echo answers. no, a thousand
times, no' I his system is becoming that of
a heathen or uncivilized despot; one who
would tax small towns for the benefit of
large cities, or a government distrustful of
its own people, seeking to take from the peo
p'e's pocket, indinectly and behind their
backs, that which they are af aid to ask for.
It is becom'ng a cowardly government
Col. Norris says there was no demand
from the people for the reduction of the tax.
was there any demand from the peop-e,
that the consumers of fertilizers should
build and maintain a textile school ia con
nection with Clemson college? Pear in
mind I am not opposed to a textile school,
and believe that great good will accrue to
the State from such a school properly man
age-1. (And, by the way, one of the profes
sors toid tne on my last visit to Clemson
hat the oat crop was so prodigious that it
was nece-sary to rernt land t> shock it on.)
I believe the textiie school is intended to
teach the boys to spin yarn. lint, if it is right
to tax the consumers of fcitilizers to build
and support an agricultural and mechanical
college, why is it not right to tax mill people
(or yarn spinners) to build and support a
textile school? No, sir; it. is all wrong
This should be an institution of toe whols
people, and all should be taxed alike for ite
support. But possibly I have "amplified"
However let me say that I have not spoken
or written one worn for the fun of it or fo'r
any notoriety, as it is a great burden for me
to write, and I anhor neivspaper notoriety;
neither have I written for the purpose of
doing any one harm, or for the purpose of
e'evating any one, but from a conscientious
feeling of duty that I feel I owe to our State
and the people at large. and especially to the
-onsumer of fertilizers, atnd also, as 1 con
scientiously believe, for the benetit of Clem
son college and all other institutions of the
State. I have always stood by all the State
,:ul'eges and fell a detep ald sp~ecial iutere:.t
in Clemson. I long to see the day when ali
of theuc will be taken out of the political
umarkdt, thereby itca ing their efficiency
and usefulness. And, notwithstasnding I
.ma constitutionally opposed to bond i- sues.
I believe it would be economy and to the
best interests of the State and colleges to en
.tow them with bond issues.
It is to be regretted tha' the Citadel ha,
rure.ved what is considered by many two
very serious blows during the present ye ar,
namely, the riot and the ignoring of the
graduates in the army appointments.
I have tried t> be fair to all in what I
have had to say, and regret that I thought it
necessary to use what might be termed
strong words at ti-nes. I tried not to put
any one in the penitentiary. or accuse him
of fraud or theft. If any one has been placed
in an awkward positian it is his misforune,
not my fault, and he has my symnpathy. I be
lieve the Clemson board to be muade up of
bonorable, conscientious men, who are try
ing to do the best they cau. I shall not at
tempt to criticize their action here, except
to say that I believe in their desperate effort
to hold on to and perpetuate the present in
come to Clemson, i. e., this unequal and un
just special tax on fertil-zers, th at they will
eventuslly impair (by prejudicing certain
classes) Clemson's great future prospects for
usefulness. Let Clemeon come to the go-.
al public crib for her sustenance. 1 have
such faith in the people of the State that I
believe Clemison would be given every dollar
needed unhesitatingly. I hope the public
will pardon me for intruding on their pa
tience. .My earnest desire to see justice
done to all prompts me to be lengthy. 1
could write more, but enough for the pres
ent: but, remember, the half has not beett
L. S. Cornor.
Orangeburg, S. C., July 23, 1898.
W\ATERM l.UN SYR*P. -The Mottt
gonmery Advertiser recommends the
making of watermelcon syrup. It says:
"Thie watermielon juice contains a lar
ger pereentage of water than does the
juice of the cane, but we are informed
that enei gallon of syrttp can be tmade
fromt 12 or 14 gallons of juice. and atre
of the opinion that an acre of lantd
would produce more syrup if planted in
melons thtan if planted int cane. Th1ey
are an easy crop to raise. are very pro
ductive. easy to handle. and no mua
chinery would b~e required to express
thte juice, as is the case with suga~r
cane. The1 watermelon makes a beau
tifutl syrup. mild and pleasatnt. and if
the effort was made in a scientific way
there is little doubt that it would prove
a suess. Itis certainly worth try
Town Swept Away.
The town of .Jeromte. Ariz~ona. was
completely wiped out Sunday night by
fire, entail inge a loss of over 8'1.000.0004
itt property. levein bod"e h' so far
beeni recovered while a core or tore
arc said to be itt the rin 'p or missitng.
Thei fire origintated in a aitt and'
spread so rapidly andl fiercel tht it
was timpossible to save even the cloth
iti. The fire wats cotinited exclusivelyv
ttebtsnem portion of the town.
IN tOLD BLOOD.
The Empress of Austria the Vic.
tim of an Assassin.
STABBED HER FROM BEHIND.
An Anarchist Plunges His Stilleto
into Her Heart on the Streets
of Geneva, Switzerland.
Th.e Eipress of Austria was assassi
nated while walking on the streets of
Geneva. Sv itzerland. Saturday after
noon by an anarchist. who was arrested.
He stabbed her majesty with a stiletto.
It appears that her majesty was walk
ing from her hotel to the landing place
of the steamer at about 1 o'clock. when
an Italian anarchist named Lucchoni.
who was born in Paris of Italian par
ents. suddenly approached and stabbL :
her to the heart. The empress fell, got
up again and was carried to the steamer
unconscious. The boat started: but.
sceing the empress had not recovered
consciousness. the captain returned and
the empress was carried to the hotel
Beaurivage, where she expired.
The stretcher upon which the empress
was carried to the hotel was hastily im
provised with oars and sail cloth. Doc
tors and priests were immediately sum
moned. and a telegram was sent to Em
peror Francis Joseph. All efforts to
revive her majesty were unavailing and
she expired at 3 o'clock. The medical
examination showed that the assassin
must have used a small trangular file.
After striking the blow lie ran along
the Rue des Alpes. with the evident
intention of entering the Square des
Alpes. but before reaching it he was
seized by two cabmen who had witness
ed the crime. They handed him over
to a boatman and a gendarme, who con
veyed him to the police station. The
prisoner made no resistance. He even
sang as he walked along, saying:
- did it. - and "she must be dead."
At the police station he declared that
lie was a "starving anarchist, with no
hatred for the poor, but only for the
Later. when taken to the court house
and interrogated by a magistrate in the
presence of three members of the local
government and the police officials, he
pretended not to'know French and re
fused to answer questions. The police
on searching him found a document
showing his name to be Luigi Lacehini,
born in Paris in 1S73. and an Italian
A great crowd quickly assembled
around the Hotel Beaurivage. where
the officials proceeded after interrogat
ing the prisoner. The police searched
the scene of the crime for the weapon
and the accomplices of the assassin.
It appears that a boatman noticed
three persons closely following the em
press, who was making purchases in
the shops. The local government, im
mediately on receeving the news of her
majesty's death, half-masted the flag on
the Hotel de Ville (the municipal offi
ces) and proceeded in a body to the
Hotel Beaurivage as a token of respect.
The excitement is increasing and
many of the shops on the Kursaal are
closed. The assassin told the magis
that lie came to Geneva in order to as
sassinate "another important person.
but had been unable to execute the pro
ject. The reason of his failure he did
not give, but he declared that it was
only by accident lie had learned of the
presence of the Austrian empress in
The wound was just over the left
breast. There was hardly any bleeding.
A priest was secured in time to admin
ister extreme unction. All Switzerland
is profound with sorrow and indigna
tion. The papers of all cities have
printed extra editions expressing hcorror
of the crime. Lucchoni. the anarchist
assassin, lived at Parma, Italy.
The empress of Russia was born De
cember 24. 1837. She was a daughter
of Duke Mlaxmilian of Bavaria, and
was married to Francis Joseph, emper
or of Austria and king of Hungary,
April 24. 1854. They had three child
ren, the Archduchess Gisola. who is
married to Prince Luitpold of Bavaria.
the Archkuke Rudolph, who married
Princess Stephanie of Belgium, and
who was (seemingly) assassinated in
1889. and the Archduchess MIaria Vale
ria, wvho married the Archduke Franz
Salvator of Austria-Tuscany. The late
empress was an enthusiastic horse
Paris. Sept. 10.-President Felix
Faure sent a telegram of condolence
to Emperor Francis Joseph immediate
ly upon receipt of news of the assassi
nation, and he has since countermand
ed the arrangements for the shooting
party fixed for tomorrow at the 31arly
The police here believe the murder
the result of a plot of Italian anar
chists. and that the assassin is identi
cal with one Luccessi, who is wanted
by the Bologena police as a dangerous
anarchist. The man known as Luccesi
was implicated in the recent truobles
at M1ilan. after which lie fied to Zurich.
While at Zurich Luccessi was present
at a meeting of Italian anarchists.
when seven were selected, including
Luccessi to assassinate the principal
European sovereigns. inceluding the king
A F'rench deteetive who was present
at the meeting in disguise, warned the
Fench forcign officee which commiuni
cated its information to the Ital ian gov
ernmient. As a result King iHumbert
was carefully guarded, as was also M.
About a week ago another mectingr
of' the same band of anarchists was
held at Zurich. and those who hal been
selected at the previous meLeting were
actised of cowardice.
Thereupon Luacesi said: "1 will
show that I am no coward. T will kill
The following~ da'y he left Zurich and
went to Bale. procec-inig thence to
Washington. Sept. 10. -The state de
partmient late this afternoon received
a -confirmation of the rep;r:"d assas
sination of the empress of Austria.
The following dispatch was reeiv'ed
from the United States consul at Ge
--Generfl. Sept. 10). 1 :.-a p. mo --The
empress of Atustria just a:sassmated
here by Italian anairchist.
(Signed) -us r
Upon receipt of Ccnsul Ridgely-s no
t icaetion 4f the death of the empress,
President M1Kiniley sent the following
message of condolence:
"Washington, Sept. 10.
-Ti' his Majesty. the Emperor of Aus
'-1 have heard with profound regret
of the assassination of her majesty,
the empress of Austria. while at Ge
neva. and tender to your majesty the
deep sympathy of the government and
people of the l-nited States.
(Signed) ''William Mr-Kinley"
Thc Reyal is tfia bi~jibt u.-O b~l;I! F-i
thir fuetbeet 'saO2 gry iutRCI tra&d
ROYAL BAK:N POWrR CO., NEW YORK.
SOUTH CAROLINA REGIm.NTS.
One to be Mustered Out and the Other
Retained in Service.
The Washington correspondent of
the News and Courier telegrapht under
date of Wednesday as follf s:
South Carolina volunteers are striv
ingr to be retained in the army. while
troops from other states are pleading to
be mustered out of service. Unless
some unlooked for influence is brought
to bearupon the secretary of war the
First regiment of South Carolina troops
will be mustered out in accordance with
a recent order promulgated by Adju
tant General Corbin. There seems to
be a conflict of evidence as to the de
sire of the men of the First regiment.
Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Tillman
called at the war department, and pre
sented a petition. purporting to be
signed by (100 or 700 men of the regi
ment, requesting to be mustered out.
Wednesday, Major John Earle. of the
same regiment, called upon the Presi
dent and the secretary of war, and
urged that the First regiment be retain
ed in the service. He stated that a
majority of the men had signed Colonel
Tillman's petition under a misappre
hension. and if a vote of the regiment
is fairly taken i. will be found that
nearly all of the men have anxious to
remain in the service. When this
statement was made to Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin by Major Earle. General
Corbin said the policy of the govern
ment is to give the troops who entered
the service first the first chance Lto get
out. He added that he had received
numerous letters from members of the
First regiment asking to be mustered
out. Unless the president directs
otherwise, the First regiment will be
mustered out in accordance with the
expressed desires of a majority of the
regiment as set forth in Colonel Till
Lt is asserted by some of those wh
do not desire the First regiment mus
tered out. that it is a political move to
get the members of that regiment home
in time to take an active part in the
second primary election for governor.
From the same source comes the sug
gestion that the Second regiment, but.
recently mustered into the service..
should go out and allow the First to re
main in. When the Second regiment.
was ordered to be mustered in a few
weeks ago, it was with the distinct un
derstandinig between the president,
Secretary Alger, Senator MIeLaurin and
Colonel Wilie Jones. that the Secord
regiment would be willing to remain in
the service and perform garrison duty
in Cuba or Porto Rico for the privilege
of being mustered in under the circun:
stances The First having asked to be
mustered out. and the Second express
ed a willingness to remain in, the order
of the secretary of war seems t> be just.
In the event of the First regiment going
out, M1ajor Earle may be transferred to
General Lee's staff. General Lee and
several officers of Lee's corps have re
quested the transfer.
Cotton Crop Injured.
The returns for cotton to the statis
tician of the department of agriculture
indicate an average condition of 79.8
on Sept. 1, as compared with 91.2 on
Aug. 1, a decline of 11 points during.
the month. The average condition on
Sept. 1, 1S97, was 78.3; on Sept. 1,
1896, 64.2, - and the mean of the Sep
tember averages for the last ten years.
is 79.4. The decline during August by
states was as follows: North Carolina 61
points, South Carolina S. Georgia 11..
Alabama 15. Mississippi 10, Louisiana.
14 Texas 16, Arkansas 4, Tennes see:
-, Oklahoma S. In Indian Territory
there was slight imp: o ement. Com
plaints of excessive rainfall. shedding.
and other unfavorable conditions are:
eneral east of the M1ississippi river.,
yhile the boll worm and M1exican wee
vil have been very destructive in Texas..
The average condition in the different,
states is as follows: Virgrinia 91. Northn
Carolina 84. South Carolina S1, Geor
ela 80. Florida 73. Alabama S0. 3Iissis
sippi 78. Louisiana 76. Texas 75. Ar
kansas S89. Tenm ssee 95. 3Missouri 9..
Oklahoma 90. Indian Territory 90.
Big Prize Money..
At least $1.000J.000 prize money
will be distributed among American
sailors as a result of the war with
Spain. More than one-half of this sum
will be paid in accordance with that
section of law providing for the pay
ment of a bounty for persons on board
vessels of war sunk in action. It is
estimated that the aggregate amount
of the Asiatic fleet as a result of the
destruetion of the Spanish force
amounts to $187.5004. which congress
will be asked to appropriate during the
coming session. One-twentieth of
this sum belongs to Rear Admiral Dew
ey.as commander-in-chief, and he will.
therefore, be $9,375 richer than lie was
before the war. Rear Admiral damp
son has realized a snug little fortune
as a result of the war. As commannnd
er-in-chief of the North Atlantic waters:
and one-twentieth of the head money
allowed for the vessels destroyed off
Santia'io and in Curban ports, it is.
estimated that he will linally receive
sout s.00t as his share of the prize
A Virginia Tragedy.
Last M1onday .J. B. Schnmidt shot and
killed Edward Hoffman and son. dJohn
T. Hloffmian, lumbermen from Bucking
hiai county. operating on Schmidt s
place on the James river, in Sarry
county. Schmidt went to the Hoff
mans mill and deliberately shot Young
Hoffman seven times with a Winches
ter rifle in the preseuce of his father.
killing him instantly, and then turned
upon the father. who piteously begged.
for his life. and shot him recpeatedly
until he was dead. A posse was sent
to arrest Schimdt but he refused to sur
render and was shot :nar the heart.
ie lingered several hours when he dlied
of his wounds. cursing at every breath.
A New York man. who had been in
a state of suspended auimnation for
twenty-two months came to 1:e aga in
last week. An exchiange says that
while he missed all of the war. he has
returned in time "t see the fun with~