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Mo? A N. AING-S. -WE)NESDA NO. 12.
IN THE BIG STORM.
-low the Tents of the Second
Regiment Were Torn Away.
3ATTLE WITH THE ELEMENTS
k Soldier of a Neighboring Regi
ment Killed. Camp Quickly
pfAuzt in Shape Again. Other
-P General Notes.
The correspondent of the Columbia
tate writing from Camp Cuba Libre.
-a., under date of October 2. says:
-veryone has heard of the equinox and
he gales that come about then. bu t
-veryone has not experienced one of
hose gales while in a military camp.
some time during last night a storm
sroke on us and our tents began to rock
o the sighing of the tall pines, under
vhich those of the Second South Caro
ina are pitched. Due warning of the
-torm was given and it was consequent
y no surprise. Yesterday afternoon a
elegram was received stating that a
errifie storm was approaching. The
Lxe and hammer were then heard on
-very hand, making ready for the dis
inguished guest whose arrival was her
ilded by telegraph at the government's
-xpense. But no one, at that time,
iad any idea how severe he was. This
Vas not found out until this morning.
As a consequence of the bad weather
)reakfast was delayed, and, in some
ompanies, indefinitely postponed.
)uring breakfast there was a lull for a
hort while. During the lull the wind
hifted towards the northwest, and
hen renewed its vigor. Gust upon
ust was hurled against the camp and
t was with a great deal of difficulty
hat any of the tents were kept in
There were some who had intended
aking advantage of the weather and
-sting up for the day. Maj. Eaves
;as among that number. He had tak
,n to his cot to rest, when a heavy gust
ame and left him without a shelter.
3e got himself out of bed and scamper
d off to a nearby tent until his clothes
ould be brought to him.
By this time the whole camp was in
state of excitement. Men were seen
n every direction out holding the guy
-opes of their tents to assist the tent
>ins in holding their own. In some
ases this worked admirably, but in
thers all the reward the inmates got
or their trouble was a good soaking
nd the job of putting their tent in
Your correspondent did not have his
ent blown down, but had to vacate for
ear of a pine tree standing just in front
)f his tent. When he went out he saw
'apt. Moss struggling with his tent
dl that the captain lost was his fly.
I hadn't been out long when my at
ention was called to the Y. M. C. A.
entr The wind went in at the rear
trance and tore the tent in half. It
s a complete wreck. Standing next to
t was a photographer's tent, which
tood a few moments longer than the
V. M. C. A. tent. but which finally left
ts occupant in the act of putting his
The men on guard crowded into the
wo tents erected for their accommoda
~ion, for protection, but soon they were
~oth -leveled to the ground, and the
men had to seek shelter elsewhere.
Lieut. Quartermaster Sullivan's tent
was laid low, as also was the chaplain's.
Ihe commissary tent of a majority of
he companies were blown down and the
kard tack spoiled.
The shelter over the dining tables of
Co. I was blown down. It was not
While the men were struggling with
their own tents, the tents in which their
ess fortunate comrades were quartered
were suffering heavily. The winds
played havoc in the Third Division
hospital. One of the wards was blown
own and the rain blew through all the
others. The tent in which the dead
are laid out wa3 also blown down.
Quite a number of trees were also
bown down. When the storm was at
its worst Maj. Wagener, who, although
he is on the sick report, went over to
the hospital to render what assistance
he Eould. By himself he could do
nothing, but with the help he soon re
'eived the hospital was saved. The
Second South Carolina and the One
Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana regi
ments turned out in a body and all the
other commands furnished their quota
towards staking down the tents. All
the trees which were in a position to
fall on the ten:. were roped and cut
down. The men all worked like bea
vere to keep the tents in plaee. No
one thought of himself, but of his sick
comrades. The lady nurses were most
of them drenched to the skin, but went
on with their heroic efforts to give re
lief to the suffering. The tents of the
doctors, nurses and attendants suffered
most. They blew down bythe score.
There were several persons injured
during the morning. The sergeant ma
jor of the Sixteenth Indiana regiment
was killed by a falling flag pole. The
pole struck him in the back breaking
the spinal column. Private Geo. A.
Bristow, of Company I, while on top
of a hospital tent pulling a rope in
place was hurled to the ground and his
right arm sprained. There were no
other serious injuries.
In company with the News and Cou
rier correspondent the writer visited
the camp of the Fourth Illinois regi
tit. The Fourth is in Jacksonville
on provost guard, and their tents hecre
are complete wreeks. There seems to
have been a battle between the tents
and the wind and the wind came off
victorious. Where the tents once stood
will be seen occasionally a white rag
waving from a tent pole as a flag of
truce begging the wind to eease its de
vastation and destruction.
The Sixth Missouri suffered very lit.
The rain has about stopped b'ut the
wind is still high. It appears tha1
there will be a lull about night.
The hospital train has been put oi
the siding here for cases of emergency
Should there be need the patients wil
be placed on board and carried to .Jack
sonville and Atlanta.
S. Frank Parrott.
Gone up the Spout.
The National or Gold Demiocrati
organization. from meazre reports 0
registration in Kentucky towns, seeml
have practically lost its identity as
party in this State. Reports f ron
everywhere show light registration a
omnared with 18%~ and last year.
T2ELLMAN IN CHARLESTON.
He Is Entertained at a Dinner by
The Charleston correspondent of the
State says Senator B. R. Tillman ac
companied by former Gov. Sheppard
and Representative Iains.ord of Edge
field county. arrived there on the morn
ing train from Augusta. Wednesday.
They registered at the Charleston ho
tel, where the senator was soon sur
rounded by callers and newspaper men
and held quite a levee for a time. It
is the senator's first visit to this city
since 1S94. as he remarked. The party
are here on purely private business, the
senator said, and nothing farther was
elicited from him on this point.
The correspondent drew the senator
out concerning the matter of helping
Charleston in bringing the soldiers
here. He said that he had received a
telegram from Mayor Smythe several
days ago asking him to assist Charles
ton in the matter. but that it so hap
pened his hands were tied. he having
on a former occasion urged the advan
tages of the Port Royal harbor for such
purposes. and a telegram having reach
ed him from that place just a little
prior to Mayor Smythe's and of a
similar tenar in behalf of the latter
"But Port Royal was not in this
competition was it?"
-I do not know that it was," replied
the senator, "but that was the thought
that controlled me. 1 have always
been very prompt and willing to help
Charleston whenever the opportunity
arose, and have materially assisted her
on more than one occasion. But kicks
and cuffs were all the thanks I ever got
for it from the Charleston newspapers.
That, however. makes no difference.
She can depend on me to help her when
Speaking of his programme for the
near future the senator said that lie
would go to Virginia shortly to make
some campaign speeches. and later
would come back though North Caroli
na and enlist in the fight for white su
premacy in that State. It had got to
be a question purely of white and black
rule in that State. and at present the,
negroes were on top.
"A few years ago," he said, "the
North Carolinians were bemoaning the
fate of South Carolina, but now they
are in the valley of Jehosephat while
we look on from the mountaintop."
Among those who called cn the sena
tor and tendered him civilities were
She-iff Martin, Messrs. W. Gibbes
Whaley. James M. Eason. B. I. Sim
mons, A. C. Kaufman, M. S. Stoppel
bein and others.
Mayor Smythe called on the senator
and conferred with him relative to the
question of bringing a share of -the
troops here. When the business con
ference was over the mayor invited the
senator to accept of a dinner party in
As soon after the mayor left, as his
business engagements would permit,
Senator Tillman sat down at the table
in the reading room of the hotel and
wrote a strong and urgent telegram of
about 200 words to Secretary Long ask
ing him to give both Charleston and
Port Royal due consideration in the
movements of too personal and delicate
a nature to quote, the senator cited the
superiority of the Charleston harbor
over that of Savannah. The tele
gram dispatched, the senator gave him
self up to social intercourse until the
hour for dinner.
At 3 o'clock Mayor Smythe, Alder
men Lapham, Percival and others
called at the hotel and escorted the
senator to dinner. The party remained
at dinner until the senator was ready
to leave on the 5.30 train for Trenton.
This attention to the senator on the
part of the city administration folks is
unprecedented and is causing much
rumination in the city.
Electrocuted in Macon.
H. L. Burke, thirty-six years of age,
a conductor on the Consolidated street
car line, Macon, Ga., was electrocuted
Sunday about 10 o'clock p. m. during
the storm. Burke was on car No. 14.
Vienville line. When he reached the
intersection of Munroe street and Wash
ingrton avenue he found a wire hang
ing interfering with the passing of the
car. He dismounted, and taking one
end, wound it around a telegraph post.
As it was a guard wire, it is supposed
Burke thought there was no danger in
Ithe other end. He was warned by the
motorman, but disragarded the warnings
Iand grasped the wire. Passengers in
the car saw the fatal blue light as the
wire came in contact with the unfortu
nate man's flesh. He screamed for
help several times, but was unable to
let go. After a few seconds he fell.
None of the people on the car were able
to render assistance, and it was not
until Superintendent Winters came and
cut the wire that the body was exam
The Southern Soldier.
They are still throwing bouquets at
the south. Gen Roynton yesterday
"volunteered the statement" that there
had been 'no complaints from southern
soldiers in Chickamauga camp' and
added that he "did not believe we
would hiave heard huilf the outcry that
has beers r.iDed if all the soldiers had
Ibeen frtuai tiw south." Gen. D~odge,
chairman of the e;>mmittee of investi
gation .said :hat "only two or three
charges had been received from the
south a!,d they were not from sol
diers." (Certainly. compared with other
sections. the south is a Spartan land.
AWhole Party Drowned.
A dispatch from Trov, N. Y. sy
N.L. Weatherby, commodore of the
Troy Y acht club, and three companions,
Stephen J. Mallory, Mrs. William
Bresiin and Miss Elizabeth Savage,
were drowned by the capsizing of a
vhtin the Hudson river three miles
north of this city last night. The
bodies h'ave not been recovered. The
acid~ent w~as due to th~e swift current in
Ate Heads of Matches.
A pcial fromz D~allas. Tex., says:
" Jimmi." the 14-year old daughter of
.J. M. Stephcns, who lives in Gonzales,
Tex. tried to conmmit suicide by eat
ing the hecads of 21 parlor miatches.
She died today. After eating the
mnatches --.hnmie" regretted her act
and tried to save her lilfe by swallow
ing bacon and lard. Instead of being
an antidote for the poison, the lard
A THRIVING TOW.
Mullins, a Prosperous Tobacco
Town of the Pee Dee.
A HINT TO OTHER SECTIONS.
To Diversify Crops and Not De
pend Entirely on Cotton as a
Money Making Crop.
The tobacco town of 3Mullins. South
Carolina, will be anl agreeable surprise
to any business man who will journey
forth and inspect its brief history and
fine work. 3Mullins is the --Little Dan
ville" of this State. Four years ago
not one pound of tobacco was sold here.
Now. comparatively speaking. it has no
equal in the State as a tobacco market.
I was requested to inspect the books of
both ware houses on September 10.
and did so carefully. To my great sur
prise I found that for this season alone
up to the date just mentioned, the to
bacco sales here aggregate a total of
1,014,784 pounds, and that cash to the
amount of -76,847.1t; had been paid to.
farmers for their leaf tobacco. These
are the actual figures from the carefully
kept books of both ware houses.
On the day of my visit to the ware
houses, which happened to be on Sat
urday-not a busy day generally-both
floors were crowded to their utmost Ca
pacity; sales commenced early in the
morning and were not completed until
late in the afternoon, and I saw thous
ands of pounds of South Carolina leaf
tobacco sold at from 4A to S cents per
pound, from S to 17. cents per pound.
and large lots frequently sold at Is. 1I.
20 and 22; and 25 cents per pound. I
have never seen a more active nor bet
ter managed market. Tobacco buyers
and tobacco sellers were alike interest
ed, business men and tobacco farmers
were pushing things together. every
thing was lively, hustling and good na
tured, and South Carolina's Little )an
ville was giving an interesting object
lesson in thrift, business capacity and
MULLINS CAN "SPECIFY
when you call for tobacco facts and
figures. Not very much has been said
about what has been going on here
during the past four years. Four year3
ago a special representative of the News
and Couaier visited Mullins and told
the readers of that paper some few facts
about the small beginnings of Mullin's
tobacco interests. This time the News
and Courier man was requested to jonr
ney to Mullins to see what he could
see, to bear what he could hear, to ex
amine the books, to keep the record
straight, and publish the facts in the
News and Courier, the "great promo
ter" of South Carolina's tobacco busi
ness. The writer would here acknowl
edge the very cordial welcome give-,
him by the citizens of Mullins. Pipes
and fine cigars figured in this greeting,
good cheer and hospitality mingled
with, but did not go up in smoke, valu
able assistance was mine in every de
sired way-and the music was furnish
ed by pipe organs-the mouths of some
of "our" good tobacco friends. Espec
ially am I indebted to 1essrs. G. 11.
Yarboro, C. J. McCall and G. I.
Reaves, and I only hope that their re
collection of certain and numerous im
portant events are as pleasant as are
my own. Now for some specifying.
Four years ago Mullins made a small
beginning in the tobacco business, in
which, among others, 3Messrs. W. H.
Daniel, G. R. Reaves and D. K. 31c
Duffie were very prominent. Practical
results from this move were rather dis
couraging until Mr. E. 0. Bransford
assumed the position of general mana
ger of the Planter's Ware House.
Things changed th an for the better.and
the good fortune has steadily gone on.
Messrs. Daniell, Reaves and 31eluffie,
who are still prominent and active in
the tobacco interests, could not take
time from their other large business
affairs to have direct share in the man
agement, but their pluck, perseverance
and ability are largely responsible for
the big work of the town today.
"MULLINS WAS A DEAD) TOWN
four years ago," said M1r. G. R. Reaves,
the active and obliging manager of the
W. H. Daniel Supply Company. Con
tinuing he said: "Since we started the
tobacco business the town has doubled.
Customers are here daily who are
strangers to us and many are here whom
I do not know." This was not said in
reply to any leading question, but was
spoken in ordinary conversation.
The immense figures, more than a
million pounds, and cash for this sea
son of a few weeks alone, $76,847.11;,
show the magnitude of 31ullin's tobac
co business, and now some reasons can
be satisfactorily added. 3Mullins is the
centre of a splendid tobacco area. This
covers a radius of forty miles. embrae
ing the counties of 3Marion and llorry,
in South Carolina and the North Caro
lina counties of Robeson, Richmond
and Columbus. Planters f'rom these
five counties arc daily at 31ullins. their
nearest market, and their best one.
in addition tobacco is shiipped here
f.m other sections. some having been
received this season from lichland
The famous golden tobacco of the
"Fork" section of Buck Swamp 'neigh
borhood." MIarion county. comes here
also. and brings high prices. MIr. G.
1I. Yarboro. the large buyer and etii
cient business represenixtat ivc of the
Great American Tobacco Comnpaniy.
ships every day fromx one to two car
loads of South Carolina leaf tobacco.
3Mr. Y'arboro told me this fact. axnd in
conversation with M1r. D). K. 31el~aliie.
one of the best and cleverest railr'oadi
agents in the State, this same state
-nient was made.
The ware houses of MIullins. among
other systematic business arra ngemeints
employed a traveling muan to go over
their territory regularly. soliciting si p
meats and consignments for their mar
ket. F'or two weeks lhe has had noth
ing to do, having been called ini. lie
cause the ware houses are tilled daily
Now all of this may seem strange to
many, especially to those who do not
have time enough to attend to their
own business. because they' cannot st'qp
attending to the business of others.
SO.\E .\IULLIN$ RE.\s'>N.
The reasons for all of this are many.
but they are very simple. I have bad
man)' ''capiliary' professors" and nu
merous "tonsorial artists" to give me
nu eections as to get a good shave
sharlp razor was worth uore than any
thlinr else for this business.
I liv rst ilace. the busiless men.
tolaceo farmers and merchants secured
sone knowledge of the subject. They
got many things. "but with all the get
tin ,:et understanding" seemed to be
their favorite text.
The men of' Mullins did not have an
easy tine. Difficulties were !:-iny and
they will hover around any one who
carelessly ventures into the tobacco
business. chewing. smoking, cultivat
ing, buying. or selling.
Tobacco is a curious thing. It is only
grown. cultivated, sold and manufac
tured to be chewed up. spat out. burned
up and go away in smoke. Nobody in
the world really needs it. All of this
work is only for ultimate and fieeting
enjoyinent. The men of Mullins. while
not so very nunmerons. were certainly
too many for their difficulties, hence
they were the conquerors. The men of
Mullins worked altogether: they believ
ed in their town. in tobacco and in
themselves to such an extent that they
imparted this spirit to others. Strang
ers came. anil soon. in the councils of
work and business. these quon-darm
(good) strangers were talking and saying
what was best for "us" to (o.
This could have but one result. To
day the citizens of Mullins are an inter
ested community. and they are still
hard at work.
Every tobacco buyer who has come
here from Virginia and North Carolina
has closely identified himself with the
business interests of the town.
The soil hereabout is of that peculiar
quality which makes certain grades of
tobacco to perfeefion. and receipts and
prices here are both large.
st:1 F FORCIBL: IA.sUTRATIONS.
I did not ''hunt up" exceptional illus
trations again. but took sonic of the
best averages which came under my
observation~ during my stay here, Mr.
E. C. Allen. a number one representa
tive farmer. sold 663 pounds here. and
for this tobacco his price were S. 14 1-4.
15. 16. 27 and 36 cents per pound. the
lot bringing. net. -166.84.
1r. J. B. Smith. another fine farmer.
sold 749 pounds for -84.06 net. the
prices paid being 8 1-4, 10 and 16 3-4
cents per pound.
Mr. J. 0. Jones. a leading farmer,
sold 380 pounds of tobacco at 10 3-4.
20 and 27 1-2 cents per pound, the lot
netting 77.90. the 380 pounds bring
ing about as much as three bales of cot
ton would have sold for on the same
THE PLANTERS' WARE HOUSE.
The Planters' Ware House is now 166
by SO feet, but plans are perfected by
which this building will soon be 240 by
80 feet. More floor space is even now a
necessitv. This is a well made build
ing, witii every facility for conducting
the business, and is owned and opera
ted by the Planters. Ware House Com
pany. Mr. W. H. Daniell is president
of the company, Mr. G. R. Reaves is
secretary and treasurer, and Mr. E. 0.
ransford is general manager. Mr.
Daniell is one of the leading men of
this section. Mr. G. R. Reaves is one
of the most competent and courteous
men of my acquaintance. General
Manager Bransford is one of the livest
live men whom I have ever seen. His
duties as manager include auctioneer
ing tobacco, and he can laugh, talk.
wink, kick. slap his hands and sell to
bacco at a higzh price at once. I heard
the buyers say he "was the best in six
States," and I am prepared to say that
he mer-its this high praise. 31r. Brans
ford had a lucrative offer elsewhere, but
came here because a tobacco expert who
had spied out the land advised him to
do so. He has been glad ever since
that he did come, and so have others.
Is is a man of decided business a
bility, and is doing large tobacco work
for South Carolina.
TilE FARM\ERS' WARE HOU'SE,
a fine new building, 180 by S0 feet. is
now operating its first season. This
ware house is having most satisfactory
business. 31essrs 31cluffie & Thornton
are proprietors here, and they are a
strong team. trotting well and with can
siderable speed in double harness.
r. MIeDafie is the same live depot
agent who was before mentioned, and
doubtless gets some of his speed from
associating so much with locomotives
and men of MIuilins.
MIr. 0. F. Thornton is managing
partner here. lie is a live, systematic
manager, has decided business tact and
ability, Hie was raised on it. has serv
ed in every department of it, and now
is here in a good place, to stay, M1r.
Thornton says that "South Carolina
makes the finest bright tobaccos for
utters, cigaretts and smokers," and
that "fine wrappers arc bocoming more
The auctioneer and office manager
here is Capt. J. )1. Andrewsi. He is
not warlike unless you mention Span
iards or South Carolina tobacco; he
ights with eyes, tongue and head; he
gets his hiighi prices, and then he
Speaking of good, all-round tobacco
men. jolly and genial. courteous and
competent, allow me to present to you
r. George 11. Y'arboro. local represen
tie of the famous American Tobacco
Company. I shall be glad for a long
while that I met M1r. Yarboro. lie is
thoroughly posted in his business, lHe
says: ''This is a fine tobacco section,
and South Carolina tobacco is a great
success.'- No section-I make no excep
tions-suirpaisses this for producing fine
tobaceoes. This is as good a tobacco
section as there is in the world.'' That
3r. Yairboio believes this is shown by
what lhe does. The books show that he
hasi hti pped from M1ullins since .July 28
40000 ptIlt tIounids of tobacco, almost as
much 's lie shipped during the whole
of la seaon. F"or ten days past he
has shippeId fromi one to two carloads
of leaf tobaicco daily. and lhe is one of
the. buieitt and most accommiodating
men whomi 1 have ever seen.
I mus t bring in another geutlemnan
her~e whose good offices to me were many
ad wh lose assistance I sincerely appre
elate. T his is 31r. C. .J. MceCall. one~
of the miost inipoitant business men~f of
Strictly speaking 3Mr. MceCall is not a
toacco man. butt all business metn of'
3ullins ae. to somle extent, and M1r.
M3 ('all shows this, and anythin~g else
which pertiniils to the welfare of his
e I .nillunitiit.
1ive large three-story tobacco prize
fact ries ae hert. 4(1 by 70 aP4s 5A0 by S0
fe.-. F iv ' large 'ottoni iinneries are
here lhe onei owned by the l)aiiiel Sup
ply Coumpany, having a capacity of 5I
bales daily. MIr. 1B. G. Smith owns the
1 .h.r a his busiiucs is large in thiu
land of tobacco and cotton. Two large
grist mills. are here and the business
men, all of them, are asking for a bank.
The figures here given show what busi
ness a bank could expect and the busi
ness men have money which they are
ready to invest in a bank. Two
churches are here and a fine school, of
which latter Mr. J. E. Buzhardt is
principal. and he has two assistants.
Mrs. Elizabeth Martin now has a cosy
well kept hotel, but this is being re
placed by a larger one. which Mrs. Mar
tin found necensary.
The tobacco buyers. a strong corps of
fine workers, are Messrs. G. H1. Yarbo
ro, J. T. Pope, T. D. Wright, W. A.
Gray. M. V. Pope, W. T. -Jefferson, R.
B. Hester. C. 0. Dixon. D. T. Yancey,
W. C. Scott, V. W. Williams, Carolina
Tobacco Company, Gorman-Wright
Company, Staples & Co., and A. B.
The business firms which add strength
to the reputation of Mullinsare the W.
H. Daniell Supply Company, WN. H.
Daniell. president; George 11. Reaves,
secretary and treasurer: I)unbrr & Ed
wards, Cooper & Cooper. McMillan &
Reaves, Smith & Smith, Smith & Teas
ley. W. A. Hardwick, J. W. Rogers.
E. P. Junrette, J. M. Bethea, Smith &
Collins, B. G. Smith and L. E. Rogers.
Among the leading physicians is Dr. F.
On Wednesday, September S, one
ware house here sold 26.335 pounds of
tobacco for $2.076,99. and on the day
following 36, 1S2 pounds sold for i2,499
IS. These are hardly average daily re
cords, but were taken from the books,
and sales were made before my arri
The Enterprise. a progressive paper
edited by Mr.N. D.Johnson.does valua
ble work for Mullins, which is much
Railroad facilitias here are furnished
by the Atlantic Coast Line, and are all
that is necessary. Lands are plentiful
and can be purchased in such lots and
at such prices as will be a good invest
ment for any live man.
Mullins has been and is still doing
splendid work and your correspondent
takes great pleasure in congratulating
her band of workers on the wonderful
results which they have achieved and
which they so well deserve.
J. E. Norment, in News and Courier.
Democrats Forced the War; Republi
cans Managed the Army.
No amount of falsehood, of vitupera
tion. of boasting, of turgid rhetoric on
the part of the Republican organs and
stump speakers can destroy these two
facts- The Democrats forced the war.
The Republicans managed the army.
All the striving of the party of false
pretenes, all its muddying of the water
cannot obscure or alter this cold, un
varnished truth. The Republicans
cannot evade it. The record is against
The Democrats forced the war.
They supported the war with supplies
to conduct it and men to fight its bat
tles. But they did not manage it.
They are not responsible for putting
a corrupt politician with a tainted mil
itary record in charge of its war de
partment: nor for the appointment of
shoals of inexperienced and igaorant
political hangers-on, who could not
take care of themselves in private life,
to places in the commissary, quarter
master and medical departments,
where the lives, health and comfort of
thousands of the conntry's bravest and
best depended upon their admintstra
tions; nor for insufficiency of food,
medicines, surgeons and ambulances on:
the battlefields, nor for crowding
troops in foul cattle ships; nor for
transporting sick and wounded soldiers
in pestilent hospital ships without pare
water, sufficient medicines, attendance
or proper food; nor for the furnishing
of enlisted men with shoddy blankets
and sleazy clothing and pa per-soled
shoes at extortionate prices; nor for the
fever camps: nor for all the other blun
ders and horrors of Algerism.
For these things the Democrats are
not to blame. For these things the
people ask from the Repubsicau n.
NO THTRD PRIMA RY..
Two Berkeley Candidates to, EgJit it
Out in the General Elecrin..
That an election should be enjoined
in this state is somewhat of anovelity.
It is so unusual that some peopie -are
beginning to believe that every bt tsi.
ness of whatever nature or- kiid is s ub.
ject to a judicial injunction3. It will
be remembered that dur'ing the two
meetings of the State Democratic Ex
ecutive committee there- was a contest
between Morrison and Sanders for the
shrievalty of lBerksley county. Sandevs
beat Morrison on the face of the returns
and the commin~ee referred the mat te1
back to the coutnty committee. 'fhe
latter stuck to- its original decision. nd
Mr. Morrison again appealed. The
state committee.. thereupon. aedang as
it did in he senatorial contest fron
Sumter, ordered another priniary elee
tion te..be held on the second Tuesda'
in (kdober. Mir. Hawkins K. Jenkins
representing Mr. Sand'ers, who was de
clared, the nomuinees appeared befor<
the.chief jasticeetoda~y on a writ of eer
torari, and the chief justice issued ai
order directed to th'e State .Executiv<
commrittec enjoining either or thei
representatives frorn holding an elec
tion until the f'L-ther order of' the
court. The case is put down for h.ar
ing on the special doekct, but the cour
does not meet again until November 22
The election will have been' held b:
that time and unless some other actio;
is taken in the meantime. these tw
aspirants for the shrievalty 'will have ti
fight it out in the general election. Mr
Morrison was not represented in th<
court. The order is not exactly in th<
nature of an injunction, as such writ,
are legally defined, but it practicallU
amounts to the same thing.--Columbit
Good Man to Get Rid Of.
ID. Phillips of Savannah. a private iJ
the Second Georgia regiment. wa
locked up drunk at Atlana by a pro
vost guard and was not. searched
Phillips had on his perse.o a revolver
andl as soon as left alone amused hiimf
self by shooting at other prisoner:
walking in the corridor outsidc. He
shot Chtaude Love, another white pris
oner. th~rough the head. lie made
desperate fight when the officers wen
to disarmi him. Love is in the htospit
a. ii a serious end'ion but manyv live
ON THE WARPAT I.
Rumored Massacre of Gen. Ba
con and His Force.
SCENE NEAR LEECH LAKE.
Causes of the Uprising of the
Pillager Indians on the Chip
A dispatch fiom Walker, Minn. says
a hard fight occurred with the lndians
on the other side of Leech Lake Thurs
day. An attempt was made to land on
the island and rescue the wounded
soldiers and get the bodies of the un
fortunate bluecoats who were killed,
The attempt was partly successful so
far in that four bodies were recovered
and nine soldiers who were wounded
were rescued, but the citizens were driv
en to the boat and the boat driven fron
the shores by skulking redskins. A
special train with 215 of the Third
infantry from Fort Shelling, under
command of Lieut. Col. Harbach of
the department of Dakota, arrived in
Walker at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon
Another special train will leave Brain
erd tonight with 200 or 250 more sol
diers. Inspector Tinker eqressed the
opinion that with 500 soldiers the Indi
ans will be subdued, but thinks there
will be bloodshed and may be lots of
It is said the Indiates from the Mills
Lacs reservation have started 300
strong to join the Leech lake Indians.
and if this is the case it will require
500 additional troops to quell the dis
turbance. They are reported to be well
armed and going north at a rapid rate.
Two hunters came in Thursday after
noon from the woods and rep rted a
band of 15 or 20 Indians going north.
and it is supposed that they are an ad
vance guard to the Mille Lacs Indians,
or a party of their seouts. The men
were not close enough to them to say
whether ;they were painted or not, but
knew they were armed. The inhabi
tants of Walker, Lotrup and Hlacken
sack, Minn.. are terrified beyond meas
ure and are armed as far as arms and
ammunition are procurable. Little
sleep is taken by the majority of the
Since the uprising of the Bear island
Indians the Indians at the Leech lake
agency have been quiet till Thursday,
but word has arrived from the agency
that the Indians have broken out and
the authorities have no control over
them and fear there will be more blood
shed. The condition of Bacon's men,
even if they were safe from annihila
tion, must be deplorable. They are
illy supplied with overcoats and blan
kets. tents they have none. Their food
supplies were short when they landed
and they were in no shape to stand a
A Walker, Minn., special to The
Dispatch says: A boat from the scene
of action has just arrived. Fighting is
still progressing. Maj. Wilkinson,
one sergeant and three privates were
killed 'and eight wounded. Kay Bay
Gway Tish. chief of Indian police,
killed. It was impossible to bring the
wounded to town, for the Indians kept
up a -constant fire on the boat. A
special train with 200 addition soldier'
will act-ive here at 2. p. in.. when they
will b transferred to the scene of ac
tion -as soon as possible. Not more
than four Indians have been killed and
oly two wounded. Capt. Sheehan,
bead deputy United States marshal,
arrve-d on the boat with a flesh wound
itieabdomen and one in the right
arm.. He says the Pillagers ao not
number more than 100, but they fight
only as demoniacal savages can. Un
less overpowered by superior numbers,
not one of them will quit fighting while
he k as any breath in his carcass. They
ae holding out now with the hope that
the Cass lake Indians will soon arrive
to~ their assistance. If they should
arive before our troops are reinforced,
li 'e sodiers will have a 'desperate time
of it. Afte the reinforcements get
here it will take two hours to embark
them and two hours more for them to
get to Sugar point. Therefore. the
best that can be expected is that they
will not be able to render much assis
tance except as to the force of numbers
until daylight Friday. The newspaper
correspondents are all right.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones
Thursday received the following dis
patch from Indian Agent J. H. Souther
land, dated at Walker, Minn.. last
"The trouble at Leech lake origi
nated in conserqence of an arrest made
by a deputy United States marshal af
an Indian on a warrant. The Indians
overpowered the marshal and rescued
the prisoner. Troops were set here
to assist, the marshal in arresting the.
rescuers. I have been here a week
doing my bes~t to get the Indians to
give' themaselves up and save trouble,
but they would not. Today the troops
and Indians had several battles. Thc
United States marshal has asked fo:
A 1>erilous Trip.
Tale United States transport Massa
chusents. Captain Robinson. which
sailed fromi Santiago .September 23. ar
rived as New York Wednesday anc
poeddto anchozrage off Libert!
island. While at Sanutiagzo the coal in
Sthe Massachousetts' bunkers took fire
and it was necessary to jettrison 1la
tons. A portioni of this coal was takei
-on board again. On going to sea th
tfire again broke out in the fire bunker
and smoldered for three days. It wa
finally extinguished by the use of' steam
and the steamer reached port withou
Mudeedby a Woman.
GereSaxton, a brother of Mrs
W ~ ini McKinley. was shot dead a
6.10) o'clock Friday evening before th<
reidence of Mrs. Eva B. Althouse
wdow of the late (;eorge Althouse. 31!
Lincoln avenue. Canton, 0., where hi
is presumied to have irone to make:
all. Five shots were tired. three o
whieh entered his bodly. Mrs. Anu
C.: Ge4ore has been placed under arres
-on su~spicion of the murder. -
Orders to Ga to Cuba.
Maj. Gren. Fitzhugh Lee reei'7ed a
rder fronm the war departmenot Frido
drecting~ him to move his comilmanm
from Jacksonville. Fl a., to Savainn
Ga., and get in readiness to emba~rk to
Habanat b'y the last of this month. Th<t
eond South Carolina regiment form
a nart of Geni. Lee's command.
TROOPS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
Four Brigades of Soldiers Camped in
All doubt as to the disposition of the
troops in South Carolina is ended by
the order of Gen. Miles. South Caro
lina will get four brigades and Georgia
ten. The assignments are not propor
tioned to the population. size or num
ber of suitable localities in the two
States, but when we remember Geor
gia's knack of getting the lion's share
of everythin- Uncle Sam has to give
we are inovelto be thankful that the
disparity is not greater. Columbia.
Greenville. Spartanburg and Summer
ville will each get a brigade. Greenville
will be the headquarters of the second
division. second corps. but will not,
like other division headquarters. have
two or more regiments. We presume
that the selection of the 'Mountain City
was made because of the nearness of
Greenville and Spartanburg, the two
points having between them the bulk
of the division. To Columbia will
come regiments from Rhode Ibland,
Tennessee and Delaware; to Greenville
will go regiments from New York,
West Virginia and New Jersey; to
Spartanburg regiments from Missouri,
Massachusetts and New York: and to
Summerville regiments from Pennsyl
vania. Connecicut and Ohio. We are
very well pleased with the assignments
for the State. Here in Columbia we
will have, judging from the numbers of
the regiments. the first troops raised
in three States--and they ought to con
stitute the cream.-Columbia State.
THEY MUST LEAVE.
The Enemy Must Get Out of Cuba and
President 3cKinley has cabled the
United States military commission at
Porto Rico that the island must be
evacuated by the Spanish forces on or
before October IS, and that the Spanish
commissioners be so informed. In case
of the ftilure of the Spaniards to com
plete the evacuation by that date, the
United States commissioners are di
rected to take possession and exercise
all of the functions of government.
and, in case it is found to be impos
sible to secure transportation for the
Spanish troops by October IS. they may
be permitted to go into temporary
quarters until the transports can be
secured to take them to Spain. This
fact was developed at today's cabinet
meeting, and it was also stated that
from this time forward a more vigorous
policy would be pursued with respect
to the evacuation of Cuba. The Presi
dent has .notified the United States
evacuation commission at Habana that
the Spaniards would 'c expected to
have evacuated the island by Decem
ber 1, with a strong intimation that in
case of failure the United States would
brook no further delay, but immediate
ly thereafter take possession of the
Only Two Saved.
James Rowe and Joseph Meyers, two
negro sailors who belonged to the
schooner .Sarah E. Palmer, were
brought to Charleston Tuesday from
Edisto island, where they had washed
up on the beach clinging to a plank.
They tell a terrible story of the wreck
of thieir vessel in the storm of Sunday
last, seven miles off the Charleston
light ship. The Sarah E. Palmer,
Capt. Whittier, was a four-masted
schooner of Bath, Me. She was bound
from Charlotte Harbor, Fla.,- to Carta
ret. N. J., and was caught off this
cost in the West Indian cyclone of
Sunday. She sprang a leak early that
morning when off the Charleston light
ship; and went down in spite of all her
captain and crew could do to save her.
Capt. Whittier and all the crew. save
Rowe and M1eyers. were lost. Those
lost were: Capt. Whittier, First-mate
Briggs, Second-mate 3McDonald, a Nor
wegian steward, Pat Haley and seamen
Wallace Stanford and Thomas Leveret.
Rowe and MIeyers were washed up on
the beach after clinging to a plank for
Smallpox in Sumter.
Friday Gov. Fllerbe received a tele
gram from Dr. James Evans, chairmar
of the State board of health, saying:
- Cases of smallpox and1 a number oi
persons exposed reported from Sumtei
county. Shall I incur expense of iso
lating, guarding and treating them not.
withstanding appropriation for thal
purpose is exhausted." In the absene<
of Gov. Ellerbe. 3Mr. W. Boyd Evans
his private secretary, wired Dr. Evans
to use whatever precaution is necessa
ry to cheek the spread of the disease
When the whole State was threatenet
with the dread disease last winter, Dr
Evans was very aggressive in the en
deavor to check the infection, and h
will no doubt soon check the presen
outbreak, as he will be aided by hi
previous experience in dovetailing las
and medicine together for the protec
tion of the people.-State.
Five Men Killed.
Five men were shot from ambush an,
killed in Cannon county. Tecnn.. 2'
miles east of Chattanooga. on Saturday
One of the victims was the lRev. A. C
Webb and his son was another. Joh
Iollingsworth is suspeeted of doin
the deed with the help' of two friend
and hie is reported to have been sine
shot ami killed. The five men werei
Iollings'o rth's barn, having gathere
there to sell some of his effects unde
a judgment for $7-00 obtained again,
him for killing a man a year~ago.
Riddled with Bullets.
Wright Smith. colored. who on der
tebcr 2 attempted an assault on MIr,
Moerrison. the wife of Capt. J. 3Iorri
son of the Third district, residing nea
Joes' Station, 3Md.. was taken fror
jail shortly after 2 o'clock Wednesda
morning and shot. Th'le lynching part
went to the jail, pointed guns at Nigh
Watchman Dutvai l. aind took the lria
nr to Sanders' lot. neair the city eeii
etery. and riddled the body withI bul
A Story of the Sea.
The Norwezlani bark Sichiem. Caly
L orensen. fromi Apalachico. J1une 1
or Haenm's Ayres, was picked up b
1te Italin bark Speme on Septenmber
i lattitude I. lonigttude (. The cam
*tsin. tiirt andA second ofilers and thre
o cthle cew were dead. There was ne
bod abard r the vessel capable of navi
gaik hr. The first oficer of th
Spe1ne took charge of the Sichem an
mava~d her to port.
THE LAI1M UIUI.
Many Houses Flooded and Ves
sels Driven on Land.
A GOOD MANY PEOPLE KILLED
The Storm Did Considerable
Damage in a Large Num
ber of Cities and
A dispatch by tug H. M. C. Smith,
to the Savanaah Morning News states
that two persons were drowned at Fer
nandina, Fla. Water flooded a big
portion of the city and sent many ves
sels high and dry on the beach. Tele
graph systems are prostrated and rail
roads have suspended operations, The
two fatalities were ehildren. The fam
ily of mother and father and three
children were in their house when the
tide carried it away. One of the boys
undertook to a tve his baby brother;
but was unable to reach the shore, be
ing forced to drop the child. The
father was rescued from a tree and the
mother drifted ashore. The crew at
the qzarantine station were rescued
from a life raft, the station being en
tirely destroyed. The Smith brings
the first news of Fernandina's experi
ence to the outside world.
The water during the hurricane of
of Sunday was never known to be so
high in the history of the city. It was
six and eight feet deep over some of
the docks and the tug lying by the side
of the wharf was lifted on it and set
tling down smashed it. The water at
the court house was a foot deep and
several feet deep in the stores on Cen
tre street. Every dry goods and gre
eery store on the street was damaged
by the high water or by the rain com
in; through the roofs.
Every building at the quarantine
station was swept out of existence and
not a vestage of any was reported to
remain. The damage and ruin at
Amelia beach was almost as complete.
All the cottages but two are said to
have been carried out to sea, besides
the entire south end of the Beach hotel
which is a wreck. The rescuing of the
families and a few sick soldiers at
Amelia Beach was one of the distictive
features of the day at Fernandina.
Realizing that these persons at the
beach, about 35 in number, would be
Mr. Beckham, yardmaster of the F.
C. & P. railroad, took an engine and
two freight cars and calling for volun
teers pulled out for the beech soon
after 9 o'clock in the morning. Before
reaching the beach the fire in the en
gine was extinguished by the high wa
ter on the track. There was pressure of
steam sufficient to continue to the
beach, and after taking on the load of
passengers, who had begun to think
their last day had come, to get back to
a high place on the line where the par
ty would be safe from the encroaching
The damage to shipping was also se
vere. One schooner was carried out to
sea and nothing has been heard of it;
another schooner heavily laden with
lumber, lies in about two feet of water.
The tug Ida B. belonging in Jackson
ville, is snugly ensconsed on a nice dry
place in the sand fully three hundred
yards from the water. The experience
of Fernandina was a fearful one and
the losses of her citizens have been
Complete details from Brunswick,
Ga., and surrounding country are im
possible because of the' prostration of
telegraph and telephone systems.
Campbell Island, 12 miles from Darien,
on the Altama river, is said to have
been completely swept away and only
three persons succeeded in getting off
the island. There is no definite infor
mation as to the population of the is
land, and estimates of the number sup
possd to have perished range from 20 to
50. The population wholly of colored
truck growers. Four deaths are now
reported from Brunswick.
Damage to property there is estimat
ed at half a million dollars. News
from the outlying islands is not obtain
able. The Norwegian bark Louise,
schooner Blanch Hopkins, schooner
Aaron. schooner Helen L. Bartin, and
pilot boats E. B. Jordan and Gracie
are ashore. The pilot boat Pride sank
at her dock. The steamer Edgmont
went across the marsh to Crispen is
land and her bow is sticking up in a
tree. Th're are no docks left at Dari
en. .A Associated Press dispatch
boat is said to have sunk.
Eloped With Daughter.
A special from Pine Bluffs, Ark..
says: In Saline county Thursday Joe
McKinney, a young farmer, accompa
nied by his brother and a friend, eloped
with the daughter of Chas. Taylor, an
other farmer. The wedding party took
-a wagon and started for Rcdfield.
When within five miles of there, Tay
lor overtook the party and opened fire
with a gun, firing both barrels into the
Iwagon without effect. McKinney re
turned the fire with a revolver killing
Taylor. The body was left in the road
while the party drove on to Redfield,
where the elopers were married. After
the ceremony the four surrendered
themselves to the polico. McKinney
rented a farm from Taylor.
A New Life Saver.
rA man's life wa saved by a chew
tof' tobacco in New York state the other
day. Ie was chewing at the time
that he fell overboard from a skiff.
The g:uid of tobacco lodged in his
- throat and prevented him from swallow
ius water. lHe was fished out and re
- lieved of tihe tob:ieco stopper. and,
except for the v;etting and a little
Scoughing spell, w:.5 none the worse for
the experience. The manufacturers of
the brandl of tobacco lie was chewing
twill probably now advertise it as a life
A Prophet of Evil.
AGreensboro. N. C., astrologe
predicts that the next thirty days wil
be characterized in New York by an
exceptional amount of bloodshed,
crime andl fires. lie says further that
e ilt.edged stocks and bonds will be
selling'fromi $1 to $20) on the $100)
lower by Nov. 1 than they are at pres
ent. Cotton. he declaree, has not yet
touJcd bottom, but will go much lower
-during October. A few more prophecies
like this, and the fellow will qualify
I himself to run for congress on the Popu