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VOL. MANNING., S. C. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1898. 16
A LARGE CROWD.
The Signs Point to a Big Atten
dance at the Fair.
THE "FALL OF MANILA."
This Presentation of Itself Will
Be a Great Attraction. Fire
works in Addition Good
Exhibits Already Assured.
Columbia. Nov. 5.-Special:-Im the
past week the information received
by Col. T. W. Holloway, the
secretary and general manager of the
State Agricultural and Mechanical
Society, confirms his previous opinion
as to the certainty of a fine attendance
from every part of South Carolina, at
the fair of the Society, commencing on
Monday the 14th inst. Great interest
is shown in this year's gathering, and
the county papers especially are calling
attention-to it. The railroad rates are
very low, and the accommodations for
visitors will be all that can be desired.
The great spectacle-Pain's Fall of
Manila-will of course constitute a
leading attraction. The gentlemen in
charge of this feature are already busily
engaged in making the necessary pre
parations at the fair grounds. In addi
tion to the presentation of the battle,
as already noted in this correspondence
there will be a grand display of fire
works, as follows:
1. Salute of 2 Aeriel guns, fired from
15 inch mortars.
2. Illumination of the grounds with
powerful colored lights, changing colo:
3. Ascent of two balloons, carrying
magnesium lights, flooding the entire
neighborhood with dazzling lights,
finishing with a string of jewels 100 feet
long, constantly change color as they
float through space; and other o:easing
4. Display of 50 one and two pound
rockets, containing Paine's famous Man
hattan Beach combinations, and fired
so as to blend the continued varied
5. Flying Pigeons of fire, crossing
and recrossing the grounds.
6. Two batteries of large Saucissons.
7. Salvo of five fifteen inch bombs,
with latest novelties and effects.
8. Flight of 3 Rockets, containing
9. Bayonet Tourbillon or umbrellas
of fire, in ascent and decent.
10. The Star Spangled Banner in
11. 2 Large Mines of Serpents of
12. Salvo of 6 15 inch shells, Cou
leur de Rose, Amethysts and Rubies,
Pearls and Sapphires. Old Gold,
13. Ascent of 4 four pound hanging
chain ro,;kets, first introduced into
Pyrotechny by Paine.
14. Exhibition of 2 Batteries of Va
15. Alladins' Jeweled Tree of Fire.
16. 2 Large Deveil-among-the tailors
one of the most amusing pieces in Py
17. Salvo of 24 inch shell, contain
ing all the latest effects, invented by
Paine for the 1898 seasons at ,Manhat
18. Ascent of three pounds Paine's
Chromatic Star Rockets the most ad
mired of all recent novelties in fire
19. Ascent of three pound rockets,
the Pleiadesor 7 Floating Stars.
20. Ascent of three pound rockets
Opal Showers. Laburnam blossoms and
21. Aerial Novelty. Salvo of 9 re
peating shells. opening red, changing
to white, finishing blue.
22. Fire'Portraits of Admiral Dewey
General Butler, Lieutenant Hobson,
Admiral Schley, General Wheeler.
Lieutenant V~ictor Blue, etc.
23. Explosion of T wo immense crack -
24 Salvo of 24 inch bombs, liquid
fire, Comotic Rain, Alladin's Jewels,
25. Display of Paine's Aerial Nov
26. The Hanging Gardens.
27. The Great Bear.
28. Peacock's Plumes.
29. National Streamer.
:30. Magnesium star.
31. Electric Star.
32. Design in Fire-Peace with
Honor, won by American Valor.
33. Batteries of two large Colored
34. Brilliant illumination of the
Grounds with Ruby Compound,
35. Salvo of Paine's celebrated 24
inch bombs, Indian JaIgglery, Essence
of Moonlights, etc.
36. Flight-of 6 pound rockets. with
floating festoons of. fire. Paine's spe
ialty and not attempted by any other
Pyrotechnists. Called by Mark Twain
" Aerial Sleigh Bells."
37. Beautiful Diamond Dust Screen.
100 feet long.
38. The Golden Cloud studded with
jewels. produced by the simultaneous
discharge of 9 inch shells.
39. Battery of Italian Streamers.
40. Battery of Electric Spreader
41. Battery of Paine's Chromatic
42. Battery of Gold Showers.
43. Salvo of 42 inch shells, Paine's
Manhattan Beach Bombs, shooting
Stars. Cornucopias, etc.
44. Ascent of 8 pound Congreve
Rockets, with CometiecStars.
45. The starry flag, produced by
simultaneous discharge of 9 bombs.
46. Ascent of prismatic whirlwinds.
47. Quintuple Repeating Bombs,
turquoise, emeralds, rubies. Amethysts.
Pearls. ete. All 1898 Novelties.
48. Mother of Thousands. The 1S88
49. Fight between the Spanish Flag
ship Maria Teresa, and the U. S. S.
Brooklyn; the Blowing up of the Maine
the sinking of the Merrimac.
50. Magnificent Aerial Bouquet,
produced by simultaneous discharge of
1001 large colored rockets.
51. The famous Reproduction of the
Battle of Manila Bay, between the
Spanish and American Fleets, the
greatest fireworks spectacle ever pre
sented to the people of the South. This
portion ..f the display alone occupies a
half hour or more. and is alone worth -a
trip to Columbia.
Special trains on all the roads will
be held until the fireworks display is
Comfortable seats will be provided
for the spectators.
There will be given a number of life
like portraits of the leading military
and naval leroes of the Spanish war,
every one w'io car possibly do so should
arrange to see the display.
FORTUNE TELLER KILLED HER.
Girl.Frightened to Death by a Pre
diction From Tea Leaves.
In the sudden and still unc., lained
death of Letitia 31. Hall at Wolcott, N.
Y., the Society for Psychical Research
has ample field for investigation. The
case is a nine day's wonder throughout
Eastern Wayne county, though all the
facts are still far from being generally
Miss Hall was 19 years old and the
daughter of Hamilton Hall. a West
Butler farmer living about 4 miles
southwest of this village. She was the
youngest of several girls, petite. vivaci
ous and pretty. Socially she was popu
lar, being generally known among the
people by the quizzical nickname of
-Miss Seyen-for-a-Cent," owing to her
diminutive stature, which was under 5
feet. Tnroughout her childhood Miss
Hall was of marked nourotic tempera
ment. being subject to prolonged fits of
"the blues," with spasms. fainting
spells and other symptoms of acute ner
vousness. but in recent years she had
been entirely free from such attacks.
Hei parents and friends had not the
slightest doubt that her health was
A week ago she accompanied Seward
Thorn to this village and remained over
night as the guest of his sister, Josie,
and the following morning, as a youth
ful prank. the three decided to visit
Madame Herter, the Roose secrer - a
woman famous throughout WesLern
New York, and have their fortunes
In the highest spirits they drove t
Mrs. Herter's home and were speedily
closeted with her. Her particular
method of consulting the occult is by
inspecting the grounds left from a cup
of tea, a whirl of the inverted cup suf
ficing for each questioner. Miss
Thorn's fortune was commonplace and
increased the hilarity of the young peo
pJe, but when Miss Hall's turn came
the old witch hesitated, consulted the
cup a second time and then called the
girl aside to an adjacent room, her face
being ; ive, even awe-stricken, while
Miss Hall laughed lightly.
When they returned a moment later,
however, the laugh had disappeared,
and the girl appeared frightened. She
begged her companions to leave the
house at once, and they, vainly trying
to. rally her spirits, complied.
Once upon the road, after much urg
ing, Miss Hall told them that Mrs.
Hierter, with due solemnity, even with
tears, had informed her that she had
not three days more to live. So deep
an impression had this made upon the
girl's mind that. she shuddeied, seem
ing convinced of the absolute truth of
the alleged prophecy.
The three attended church on Sun
day evening, and immediatcy after the
service Miss Hall became ill and
spasms followed. She soon died and
the doctors report that her death re
sulted from paralysis caused by fright.
A TRAVELING POSTOFFICE.
Mail Wagon to Collect and Deliver
Letters on a Thirty Mile Route.
The postoffice department decided
Wednesday to make a new experiment
in the rural free delivery system,
which is, in effect, the establishment of
a traveling postoffice. Some time ago
a resident of Westminister, Md.. wrote
to the department offering to build such
a postoflice, to be drawn by two horses,
and to establish a system between
Westminister and the surrounding
villages, covering a distance of thirty
miles, for $1,375 a year. The plan was
The wagon will be similar to the
postoffice wagons in use in the cities.
The postman will start from Westmin
ister in the mornitg and visit a number
of small towns in the vicinity collec
ting and delivering mail en route. Any
farmer living within two miles of the
road along which the wagon passes will
be allowed to place a letter box at the
roadside, in which his mail can be de
posited by the carrier, and from s. hich
the carrier w11l take the out going
At several small places where there
is no postoffice a number of boxes will
be put up, which will practically form
an automatic postoffice. The inventor
of the scheme will act as postmaster,
and will sell stamps, money orders, etc,
stamp letters and assort them for the
mails. While driving out in the morn
ing he will assort the mail for delivery!
and, when returning he will prepare it
to be placed on the train. He expects
to barely make expenses. but the gov
ernment will pay him a royalty on all
similar wagons should the scheme be
put in general operation. It is believ
ed that by this mothod much more
work can be done than by a single ear
A highway robbery was committed on
the road leading from Lockhart to Mt.
Tabor, in Union county, Wednesday
evening about dark. The victim was
M1r. John II. Inman, a prominent farm
er of the MIt. Tabor community. 3Mr.
Inman was returning from Lockhart,
where he had been to sell cotton.
When within a mile of his father's
home he was attacked by three men,
two Negroes and a white man, whc
knocked him senseless and abstracted
from his pocket $'19 in cash, the pro
ceeds of his cotton. MIr. Inman was
left lying in the road until about 9:30)
o'clock. when. he was found by two
Negroes who passed along that way.
These Negroes had a buggy brought up
and carried M1r. Inman home. Search
was immediately instituted for the
guilty parties, and Wednesday Wade
Jeter. a notorious Negro, was arrested
and lodged in jail. The other two are
spotted and their capture is only a mat
ter of time.
.Should Read Lip.
Governor Tanner. of Illineis, contin
ues to refer to Negro miners from Ala-.
bama as "foreigners." The governor
should r'ead up on the constitution, and
learn that any citizen of one state has
a right to enter peaceably the borders
of another. Governor Tanner will
have to relinquish his Gatling gun
A BUGLE BLASI.
What Senator McLaurin Said to a
North Carolina Audience.
A MOST FERVENT APPEAL.
A Summons to the True Men of
the old North State to Maintain
Jhe Civilization Inherited
from their Forefathers.
The following is a synopsis of the
cloqent and powerful speech delivered
by Senator John L. MeLaurin, at Old
Hundred, Richmond county, last Fri
day, prepared especially for the Wil
Fellow Citizens: In the various great
cities of the land, -Peace Jubilees"
are being held to celebrate the glorious
achievenents of American valor in two
hemispheres, on both the land and the
sea. I have heard everywhere, except
in this State. sounds of joy. They are
extending the blessings of liberty to
other lands, while there hangs over you
the black shadow of Negro domina
North Carolina deserves a better fate.
She has never failed when duty called.
In this war she gave the first sacriiee
of blood when Bagley died at Card enas.
She gave my old schoolmate, the gal
lant Bill Shipp, at Santiago, and Victor
Blue, of South Carolina, ani Hobson
are both of good old Tar Heel stock. It
does seem hard, just at this time, for
the people of this State to be threaten
ed with-a yoke more hateful, and more
galling to race pride, than the rule of
Spain over Cuba.
In other States, campaign issues are
being discussed, it is gold or silver, tar
if or war, Republican or Democrat. In
North Carolina the one issue is white
supremacy or negro domination. This.
fellow citizens, is the one paramount
issue, all others are dwarfed into insig
nificance. No use to talk "Fusion,"
there is but one kind of fusion now
possible in North Carolina. Be it s-aid
to their credit, the Negroes themselves
have torn the mask from the bastard ar
rangement that has centrolled under
the rotten guise of "Fusion." The
only "Fusion" now for a decent white
man, .is a "Fusion" into your "white
unions," sealediin the sacredness of
the common blood of your race, and
pledged to the redemption of this grand
old. State from the misrule and corrup
tion that follow Negro domination.
Fellow citizens, it was upon North
Carolina soil that the first decla
ration of . independence was madt,
and it was the brave men of this
State and my own who turned the tide
of battle -s Cowpens and King's Mloun
tain so that it never stopped until the
surrender at Yorktown.
Your aacestors carved an empire out
of a wilqierness, redeemed it from sav
age red men, and then wrested it from
the British Lion. Shall you turn the
goodly heritage over to slaves and the
children of slaves? All the proud
traditions of the Caucasian race for
The right of the Caucasian to rule
omes-from God. Where he is found
e governs. It is in his blood. His
ommission is printed on his brow by
he hand of the Almighty, and the re
ord of his race is marked in all the
istories of the past in all the coun
tries of the earth. Anglo-Saxon civili
ration in North Carolina will never re
treat in the face of a conflict with an
inferior race. Every State in the south
has had this same ordeal to go through,
but in spite of the power of federal bay
onets, in every struggle, thanks be to
God, our civilization has been main
tained, and in every corflict it has ulti
mately triumphed. The constitutions
of South Carolina, Mississippi and
Louisiana tell the story.
It does my heart good, and warms
my blood to hear how grandly the
white people of all political parties and
shades of opinion are responding to that
good old battle cry, "White suprema
This is the keynote. In the past it
has saved our homes and protected our
women from insult and degradation. It
supplies a motive that makes strong the
arm of feebleness and nerves even the
"White supremacy!" Under that in
spiration, let us hope that on the 8th
of November, the black clouds will roll
away and theeclear sun shine upon a
people redeemed and free-free from
terror of a worse than Egyptian bond
The manner in which you arc .con
ducting your campaign reminds me of
a story of two Irishmen. They landed
in New York from the steamer andi
walked out into Jersey and laid down
to spend the night alongside of the
railroad track. During the night one
of them woke up at the noise of an ex
press train. The ground trembled with
the rumble and roar while a great big
fiery eye glared at them. Terror
strigen he shook his co.npanion,
"wake up Jamie, wake up; these Amer
icans are moving hell to same other
Well, you North Caiolinians seem
determined to move hell to some other
place. and I hope you will succeed;
only don't move it down across the
line; we have had our share in South
Carolina. Cuba would be a pretty good
place to move it to. They ought to be
used to hell there by this time.
In North Carolina, as I view the case
it is not even a (question of a partly
white and a partly black government.
There is no compromise and strange to
say the color line is drawn by the Ne
groes themselves. I am glad that it is
so. Your troubles will end sooner
Had the Negroes been conservativ-e and
shown some judgment your State might
have been controlled by fusion for
years, but - whom the gods would de
stroy they first make mad." The Ne
groes have openly announced their in
tention to make it a race matter and
dominate to the exclusion of their
white allies. This is the history of
every southern State. The Negroes by
themselves have never in a singzle in
stance been able to gain control, but
have been led by the white men, whom
they always repudiate as soon as they
gain power. The reason the negroes
repudiate, as soon as possible, their
white allies, is because the negro is
ambitious. His one great ambition is
o become a white man, and if he de
spises one thing more than another it
s a white man who has become a ne
gro, and the first neck his heel will
tread ul:on is the white man's through
whose vote he gains power. It is a
question not of Republicanism, Democ
racy or P opulist; it is the preservation
of your civilization. It was 3acauly,
I believe, who said of the French revo
lution. "It destroyed liberty, but pre
served civilization." It was an awful
calamity, when, after the war, a vast
horde of ignorant voters were enfran
chised. More than once have our peo
ple been face to face with the dread
choice between liberty and civiliza
Once in South Car.olina Wade Hamp
ton thrilled the hearts of our people
with the words. "I will be governor of
South Carolina, or by the Eternal we
will have a military government. Bet
ter for me a military despotism than
a civilization inferior, degraded and
Social and political conditions under
any government are rutten when a pub
lie speaker can give utterance to such
ideas and sentiments as are reported at
Mason's X Roads a few days ago. A
white man advising neg roes to assault
white women! Great God! has he a
white mother? -has he sisters? Such a
monster should be scouracd and driven
by decent Negroes themselves beyond
the pale of civilization.
The office holders read the handwrit
ing on the wall. The letter of the Wil
mington postmaster is .a straw which
shows which way the wind blows."
It is the manifest intention of the
Negroes to control this State. and I
tirmly believe if they carry this elec
tion large numbers will come from
other States. A determined effort is
now being made in the eastern part of
the State to terrorize the whites into
subjection, and the basest, meanest
thing of all, is such threats against our
women as are being made.
It is manifest that the Negro is not
satisfied with being accorded his con
stitutional rights. In no State in this
Union is he in such a position as in
North Carolina. There is not a New
Engiand town that would submit for 24
hours to what the refined and cultivat
d people of Wilmington, Newbern and
Greenville have for two years. Your
people have been patient and long-suf
ering. Not content with taking posses
sion of your municipalities and appoint
ing negro justices and policemen they
seemed inspired with a vindicative de
sire to make their sway as odious and
oppressive as possible to their white
fellow citizens. "No taxation without
representation, and yet people who pay
no taxes assess your property and dis
burse your money.
I also read Fn the papers that an at
tempt is being made to import Federal
troops, but I do not believe the Presi
dent will be led into such a scheme.
If he does the American people will
hold him responsible for the conse
quences. If the troops come and see
what the white people have to endure
in the eastern counties, they will sym
pathize with you, just as they did with
us in 1876. If the President was here
himself to see the humiliation that the
white people in this section are sub
jected to, he could not be deceived into
sending troops here to assist Negroes
in trampling upon the rights of white
Fellow citizens, I have heard, seen
and read enough in the past six months
about affairs in eastern North Carrlina
to make me feel that if I had to stand
it, life wouldn't be worth the living. I
have heard of assaults on white women,
and then read in a Wilmington paper a
justification by a vile slanderer on the
purity of the white womanhood of
I read also of a young orphan girl in
one of your cities. She was walking
down the street, and finding the side
walk blocked by three Negro men,
stepped off to pass around them. One
of the brutes overtook her, grabbed her
roughly by the shoulder, turned her
round and slapped her face for "put
ting on ears." Negro policemen were
around, and, I am told, made not the
slightest attempt to make an arrest. I
am told that in some instances white
ladies have been arrested and carried
before Negro justices on some flimsy
In some sections it is unsafe for a
white girl or woman to walk the road
The disposition seems to be to aggra
vate and harass the whites into the
commission of some overt act so as a
pretext to import troops in here to bol
ster up the courage of those of whom
conscience has made cowards. Take
that occurrence at Ashpole. Who
bothered the Negroes? They robbed a
store and burned it down. When the
warrants were issued the Negroes as
sembled and not only defied arrest, but
swore they intended to burn the town.
The whites assembled after this demon
stration for the protection of their lives
and property. The Negroes were driven
off without a single one them being in
The whites thought the trouble was
over, but deemed it wise to watch the
town during the night. While stand
ing around a fire unsuspicious of harm
five Negroes crept up under cover of
darkness and shot three white men
down. Yet, this is made the pretext
to rush to Washington and beg for
troops to protect the Negroes from vio
lence. A State government that is so
odious that the people of this State will
not rally to the support of law and or
der inspires nothing but contempt.
Troops are wanted to terrorize the
whites and carry the election; not to
protect the Negroes. In sonme quarters
we have been accused in South Caroli
na of depriving Negroes of too many
political rights. I deny this.
The Negro just emerged from slavery,
and foisted by the bayonet into the full
exercise of citizenship was unfit for the
duties and responsibilities devolving
upon him, he was the prey of design
ingr white men and needed protection
from his owvn folly. Today in South
Carolina lhe has just as many rights as
he can properly appreciate and enjoy
with b)enefit to himself and the public
No one wishes to injure the Negro.
We are spending thousands on his edu
cation. trying to fit him for the duties
of full citizenship. Do you suppose
for one moment the Republican party
proposes to give ali the citizens of Iha
waii a voice in the government. Not a
bit of it. Senator Lodge, the author
of the force bill, was the first one to
object to a resolutioni of Senator Petti
grew proposing "manhood suffrage."
sulting Negroes and wantonly pushing
their women from the sidewalk? It is
only when the Negro in my State gets
out of his place that he is molested.
Your people might as well let it be un
derstood that the white men are to gov
ern this State, it will saie trouble. In
South Carolina, where the white peo
ple control, the Negro is treated with
respect and consideration, and there is
a sincere desire on the part of us all to
make his condition as tolerable as we
can. We don't wish to make our rule
hateful and odious but we want to get
along as pleasantly as possible. What
a spectacle it is to us to see our breth
ren over here treated as they are, with
the evident desire of the Negroes to
make their sway as harsh and oppres
sive as possible. We are watching
events here where it is proposed if pos
sible to pin Negro rule to your backs
with Federal bayonets. After making
conditions so intolerable that nature
rebels, they would crush you with
Fellow citizens, without good govern
ment and peace, permanent and as
sured, there can be no progress, pros
perity or happiness within the borders
of your State.
It is a fundamental rule in our socia
and political economy that white men
must control our State government.
Without white supremacy assured be
yond peradventure, there can only be
turmoil and strife.
I care not what you are-Republican,
Populist, Silverite or Goldbug-your
skin may be as fair as the lily, but your
heart is seamed with the blackness of
hell in this crisis, forgetful of the glo
rious traditions of your own race, you
cast your lot with those who would
put black heels on white necks. The
Negroes themselves have made the race
issue. Can you do less? Whether
from patriotism or self-interest, it is
the paramount duty of every man to
stand by his race before party and be
I am not unmindful of ths fact that
in North Carolina, especially in the
mounutai regions, a great many emi
nently respeCLAUIle families are Repub
lican from priuciple. I know many
whom I esteem and respect most high
ly but I would say to them that the
present issue rises far above party, and
they can as ill afford as you t( have
this State controlled by Negroes. The
black brute who insults your wife or
daughter on the streets will not be
more considerate of theirs, and the evils
of a corrupt and expensive State gov
ernment will not bear less-heavily upon
their property than it does upon yours.
Let me say to those white men who
hold office by "fusion" that I know that
many good and patriotic men were led
through their belief in Alliance princi
ples into the fusion movement. We
had the same thing in South Carolina,
but we have learned to settle our differ
ences among ourselves. The Demo-,
cratic party has enacted into its plat
form the very doctrines for which you
have been contending, and there is
nothing for you to do but to come back
To those white fusionists holding of
fice I say, "lay not the flattering unc
tion to your soul, "it will not last. You
are only tolerated for your votes, and
then you will be thrown overboard.
The Negro is determined to control if
he can, and mark my prediction: The
fusionist will suffer more than any one
else. Come back. while yet there is
time, "saving race" will be spent by
the 8th of November. After thea you
will be shunned and ostracised like a
leper by your own race, and looked
upon with contempt by the Negro,
whose toel you have been.
We had a crisis like this in 1876,
and those men who failed in the hour
of need have never -egretted it but
once, and that is all the time. Like
the revolutionary tory, the man who
didn't vote for Hampton in '76 will
bear the stigma on to generations yet
The office-holding white need not de
ceive himself, he cau't use the Negro to
ride into pilce as lhe did 20 years ago.
Don't you rewemiber the old joke told
on Mahone in this campaign? A Ne
gro said he dreamed that Mahone died
and knocked at the gate of heaven and
they told him no lfoot passengers"
could enter, so he went off and fooled a
Negro by telling him to get down on
his all fours and he would ride him in,
and both would thus get inside. But
when they reached the gate Mahone
hitched his "boss" outside and walked
in. Well, he couldn't fool a "Tar
Heel" Negro that way today.
They are riding white Republicans
and Populists, and if they can they
will hiwch their "hosses" outside the
party gate anel walk in alone.
A 19ew Comet.
Prof. Edgar Frisbie, of the Naval
Observatory, is engaged in computing
the orbit of a new comet. It was first
seen by Prof. W. R. Brooks, of Gene
va, N. Y., Thursday of last week.
Prof. Frisbic says that he has made
three observations, and the comet is
wonderfully bright and moving with
great velocity, proving, in his opinion,
that it is unusually near the earth. "It
appears to be a large, round body,"
says Prof. Frisbic, 'and has moved
over nine degrees in four days, going
south and increasing its right ascention
continually. It was first seen about
ten degrees south of the principal star
of the constellation Draco, not far from
the second star of the Great Piper. It
has moved steadily towards the contel
lation of Hercules, and is now passing
through it. The comet is seen to the
best advantage just after sundown or
just before sunrise, as it is then closer
to the earth. It is fully three degrees
in diameter, and particularly intereit
ing on account of it s brightness and the
great rapidity with which it is moving
through the heavens. From tihe pres
ent outlook of its course, it will probo
bly be visible to the naked eye in a
few days. The northern heavens will
then be brilliantly lighted and the visi
ble movement of the comet will present
a startling effect."
Crew Only Saved.
The schooner Jennie F. Willie, Capt.
Bulger, which sailed from Jacksonville
on September 21, for St. Pierre, Mar
tinique, and Gonaives, and New York,
encountcred a hurricane on October 1
during which she was dismasted, her
deck was blown off and she was partly
sunk. She drifted, however, and
stranded on October 26 at Walker's
Cay. The vessel and cargo are a total
loss. The crew succeeded in reaching
A TALE OF HORROR.
The Terrible Picture of a Flaming
A WOMAN'S TERRIBLE ACT.
Poured Oil on Her Garments, and,
While Surrounded By Her Chil
dren, Applied the Match, and
Perished in the Flames.
One of the most tragic scenes in the
history of fanaticism has just been en
acted in the city of Newv York.
Mrs. Muntag, a Catholic, repenting
her marriage to a Hebrew, inspired by*
the zeal of fanaticism and filled with
remorse because she had taken an un
believer for a husband, saturated her
gown with kerosene and set it on fire.
Surrounded by her children, she mut
tered prayers, and when the match was
applied, the little ones ran shrieking
away as the flames blazed about the
For the distorted image of the faith
of her fathers that seared her brain this
woman gave up her life in a most horri
ble manner as a voluntary sacritice.
There was in the awful act, not only
the blind zeal of the Christian, but the
savage rights of heathenish self-immo
Believing that she had outraged her
religion by linking her destiny to one
of a different faith, she made of herself
a burnt offering in the mad hope of ap
peasing the judgment which she dread
Even while pouring the oil on her
gown to feed the flames, she murmured
the formulas of her religion, fingered
her string of beads, telling of her last
prayers before seeking rest in a flaming
death from the terror of doom beyond
Five years ago she was married. As
Kate Hart she was a happy young girl,
noted for her. devotion among the pious
Catholics. her family and friends. No
one was more firm in her faith either
in outward ceremony or inward convic
But even this deep rooted reverence
for her religion yielded to the workings
of her heart.
Charles Muntag, a Hebrew, loved
her. He sought her hand in marriage
despite the strong disapproval of her
family and friends. When alone they
begged aud pleaded with her to give up
her sweetheart, but she turned a deaf
ea; to all entreaty.
She could see no sin in lavishing her
affections upon an honest man, al
though he was beyond the pale of the
They were married.
And although her family and friends
refused to witness the ceremony she
was a happy bride.
Muntag, as an insurance solicitor,
made a good salary and was amply able
to provide for his wife in their home
at 301 East One Hundred and First
The wedding over, the attitude of
her friends did not change. They did
not forbear to impress upon her on
every occasion that she had wronged
the church by giving her heart to one
whom her faith consigned to outer
Yoked for life to an unbeliever, not
all the kindness of her husband, nor all
the comforts of a good home, nor the
innocent prattle of loving pretty chil
dren could lift the weight from her
She brooded over these things and
lost the cheerfulness of her youth.
True in her three little children she
found some relief from the dark fore
bodings of her religious convictions.
But she was never entirely happy and
as the years flew by her great fear gath
ered gloom and strength.
There wereo timues when, to her re
prueital friends, she showed the inten
sty of her feelings. She would speak
of expatiating her error and of winning
They paid little attention to these
vague threatenings, but noticed that,
with her deep dejection, her religious
zeal grew stronger.
For the past few days she had been
more silent than usual, and spent much
time kneeling before her little shrine
and counting her beads.
Sheseemed to be always in prayer.
When her husband had gone yester
day she seated herself in her room and
called her little ones around her. While
they stood there in all the innocence of
childish wonder, she closed her eyes
and fingering her beads rapidly, mut
Then she gave the eldest child some
money and sent her to a store for kero
sene. When the child returned the
mother was still seated, whispering in
prayer, with parched lips. She took
the oil and poured it over her gown as
though anointing herself for a sacrifice.
The children looked on silently with
wide open eyes.
Still praying in broken whispers. the
woman saturated her skirts with the
i. onec then struck a match and touched
it to the hemi of her garment.
Instantly the flames leaped up and
the children fled screaming. The
mother, the beads slipping swiftly
through her fingers. still prayed, and
the fire licked upward to her face. In
the scorching flames the fanatic's zeal
was swept away, and the broken words
of prayer turned to a shriek of anguish.
The neighbors, startled by the cries
of the children. came runnmng from
above and below and burst into the
room. The woman was raving in the
midst of the flames, the beads still
clutched in her fingers. She was caught
and flung to the floor and wrapped in
blankets. Policeman Pape. of the East
One Hundred and Fourth street station,
Ihad heard the commotion and dashed
into the house in time to assist in
smothering the blaze.
There was little left of the image of
a woman in the sufferer, but she was
carried tenderly to the Harlem hospital
in an ambulance. The doctors used all
their skill to allay her pain, though she
was almost beyond feeling any. They
said there was no hope that she could
recover. She died at 6 o'clock.
For pure election rot, this, clipped
from the Chicago Inter- Ocean. takes
the cake: "Spain is hoping that the
election will go agaiest the Republican
party. It is Spain'slast hope. If you
are an American citizen you are entitled
to assist in deciding the questson for or
IT WILL NOT WORK.
What Some of them Think of the
The Spartanburg Herald says it looks
now as if the President's plan of buy
ing the Philippine will strike a rock in
the United States Senate. It is by no
means certain that a treaty which in
volves the assumption of Spanish debts
or the payment of indemnity to Spain
will pass the Senate, as it must to be
operative. Quite a number of Senators
have already spoken. The plan is op
posed by Democrats and Republicans
alike. Senator Tillman is quoted as
TRENTON, S. C., Oct. 31.
I am opposed to paying any sum of
money to Spain for the Philippines and
equally opposed to holding them as
conquered territory. But if we demand
their cession we should not assume any
debts on that account. aud we could
then sell them to help pay the expenses
of the war. B. R. Tillman.
This is the true Democratic position,
true Americanism. The idea of buying
islands in the far east is anti-Republi
can and foreign to the established policy
of th6 government. Senator Hale, Re
publican Senator from Maine, is even
more emphatic against the President's
scheme than the South Carolinian. He
I would not take the Philippines if
Spain would give us $40,000,000 with
them. The sooner we drop them the
better. Eugene Hale.
When the true inwardness of the
transaction is known, when it becomes
clear that large quantities of bogus
bonds alleged to have been issued for
"betterments" and included in the
President's offer, have been bought by
an American syndicate in close touch
with the President, it will be found
that this Philippine deal is a hot potato
to be speedily dropped.
Public opinion should stand firm
Lobbyists witl be found hanging around
the capitol buying-here and there a
Senator, but let us hope that the major
ity are still unpurchasable.
It Will be Held in Charleston Next
The following order fixing the date
for the next annual reunion of the
Unit.d Confederate Veterans to be held
in Charleston, has just been issued
from headquarters here:
General Order No. 209.
United Confederate Veterans.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 29, 1898.
1. The general commanding announ
ces that under the resolution passed at
the late reunion at Atlanta, Ga., and
under the custom established by the
association, leaving the date of the next
annual meeting and reunion, which is
to be held in the city of Charleston, S.
C., to the general commanding and the
department commanders; by unanimous
agreement, and at the desire of, and ac
quiescence in by "our Host," the next
reunion will be held at Charleston, S.
C., upon the following dates, May 10,
11, 12, 13th, 1899. Wednesday, Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday respectively.
On account of the rapid growth of
the association and the immense ac
cumulation of business, which de
mands urgent attention at the coming
session, four days will be given for
this important session, unless the bus
iness is sooner disposed of by the del
2. With pride the general command
ing also announces that 1,170 camps
have now joined the association and
applications received at these head
quarters for over 200 more. He urges
veterans everywhere to send to these
headquarters for organization papers,
form camps at once. and join this as
sociation, so as to assist in carrying out
its benevolent, praiseworthy and patri
By order of J. B. Gordon,
Adj. Gen. and Chief of Staff.
She Was Tired of Living.
Wednesday Rose Lanrer, aged 22, of
Columbus, Ohio, and J. F. Cledekner,
aged 32, of No. 264 Class avenue, walk
ed out to the end of the dock of the
Cleveland Yacht club at the foot of
Erie street and tied themselves togeth
er with strips thorn from a bed sheet.
They then jumped into the lake. Two
Lake Shore railroad detectives dove
into the icy water after the couple .and
rescued them. Both were taken to a
hospital. Clenckner is a conductor on
the Cleveland & Pittsburg railroad.
Beyond saying that they were tired of
living the couple would give no reason
for their attempted suicide.
Two Mules Drowned.
The Greenville News says while at
tempting to cross a ford near Batesville
recently with a wagon and two moles,
Lewis Kennedy, coloed, experienced a
runaway in mid stream that resulted in
the drowning of his mules, and he him
self narrowly escaped death. He
started ~ out with the team from M. L.
Marchbank's place, about two miles
from Batesville, to go to that town.
At the ford near Batesville the mules
became frightened and ran down the
stream into deep water and were drown
ed. After a hard struggle Kennedy got
Hobson's All Right.
There is nothing the matter with
Hlobson. Of the Spanish warshipe
sunk at Santiago he has already saved
the Maria Teresa, after the wreekinf
firms said it couldn't be done; he say'
it will be boy's play to raise the Reina
Mercedes, and that he will save the
Colon and the Vizcaya if the govern
ment will give him the neeeessary
money for expenses- The Lieutenant
is evidently resolved to add several fine
vessels to the American navy at bar
The steamer Penn arrived at S-an
Francisco, Cal., Wednesday frou
Manila. When she left Manila there
were 1500 sick among the men and the
physicians were terribly dismayed at
the~ progress smallpox was making. Ac
cording to Sergeant Palmer. in one day
there were ten deaths from smallpox.
Capt. inn said he knew of but, fiv
deaths from that disease in a single
day. The filth poured into the canals
by the Chinese is said to be a prolific
source of disease.
A BIG STEAL
In Which The President's Brother
Had a Haul.
AGENT FOR GONTRACTORS.
His Houses Given Large Army
Contracts Over Lower Bid
ders and the Government. -J
The attack made by William Astor
Chanler, Democratic canaidate for con
gress in the Fourteenth New York dis
trict, on Abner McKinley, the presi
dent's brother, in a public speech
recently has been the suoject of much
comment among the politicians of both
parties in Washington. Mr. Chanler
is a man of wealth and position and is
responsible for his utterances.
While addressing a meeting in. his
district he cnarged that Abner McKin
ley had made a pile of money during
the war by acting as attorney for a num
ber of zlotning firms which had ob
tained contracts from the secretary of
war for supplying uniforms for the sol
diers in te neld.
Mr. Cnanter went on to say that in
many cases, the clothing thus supplied
was made of eneap and - worthless ma
terial which fell to pieces when exposed
to the rain. He insisted that it would
be the duty of the next congress to in
vestigate the methods by wnich these
contracts were awarded, and tnat the
investigation ought to be in the tands
of a Democratic committee.
It has been a matter of common
knowledge in this city for more than
a year that Abner McKinley was doing
a paying business by acting as attorney
for claimants and contractors in the va
rious departments. lie was formerly an
attorney at Canton, U., but soon after
the election or his brother William to
the presidency he rsmoved to Ne
York, where he opened a law office in
Wall street. About the time that
President McKinley took hold of the
helm of state Abner McKinley came
over to Washington and established
himself at the Wbbitt house.
He remained in Washington during
the extra session of congress in the
spring of 1897 and returned here again
last fall. He was in Washington al
most continuously from the time con
gress assembled last December until the
peace protocol with Spain was signed.
During the winter he had a good deal
of business in the interior department
In one mining case from Colorado he
received a fee of $20,00 and he also
collected another princely fee for look
ing after the interests of a wealthy
ranchman in New Mexico.
When the trouble with Spain began
Abner McKinley transferred his atten
tion to the war department and it was
a matter of common talk that he ap
peared as attorney for most of the suc
cessful contractors. Some time in May
last he was said to be interested in hav
ing awarded to a New York firm a con
tract for supplying clothing to the
amount of about 50,o00. it turned
out afterward that a responsible Phila
delphia firm had submitted a bid $10,
OU less than that of the New Yorx
Tihe Philadelphia concern threatened
to make trouble, but was finally si
lenced with the promise that it should
have a good contract for ~supplying
clothing as soon as another award was
made. The promise was kept and the
Philadelphia dealers secured an award
at even better figures than had been
obtained by their New York rivals.
This method of paying "hush money"
prevented the exposure of gigantic scan
Mr. Chanler seems to be on the right
track. If the bottom facts concerning
the awarding of army and navy con
tracts are ever brought to light they
will have to be dragged out by a Dem
ocratic congress. An investigation by
a Riepublican house would simply mean
a liberal application of whitewash.
Concerning the Ral.
The New York World presents docu
mentary evidence to prove that in cer
tain large government war purchases
one of 50J,000(. soldiers' overcoats and
one of three whaleback steamers-the
name of Abner McKinley, the presi
dent's brother, was used to promote the
acceptance of bids; that a firm of New
York lawyers were to get $75,000 com
mission out of the government pay
ments for securing the overcoat order
and $75,000 for the steamer sale; and it
prints a photographic fac-simile of a
letter from this firm showing that $30
000 of the money to be paid by the
government for the steamers was to go
to certain unnamed "Washington
friends" so as to "expedite the sale."
The World says it telegraphed to Mr.
McKinley offering the use of its cal
umns for an explanation from him, but
two days later had received no reply.
A Terrible Record.
A special from Gloucester, Mass.,
says: The past season has been very
severe on the fishing fleet. The reck
oning for the year is 14 vessels a total
loss, 82 men drowned in the pursuit of
the fisheries, 23 wives widowed and 55
children made orphans. The loss will
approximate $100,000. The terrible
gales which raged on the banks during
October, 1897, are undoubtedly respon
sible for the loss of three vessels and
their entire crew, while the series of
gales which prevailed during the win
ter also brought the fate of many a
Mackey In Jail.
Judge Thomias J. Mackey, the al
leged bigamist, who has been under
bail for his appearance before the grand
jury of Jefferson county, Va., at the
November term of the circuit court, was
arrested Wednesday night on a capias
by Deputy Sheriff S. C. Young. The
bondsman of Judge Mackey having re
fused to be longer liable for his ap
pearance and having notified the prose.
cuting attorney, the arrest, followed
and the prisoner was lodged in jail to
answer the charge of bigamy.
On the Right Line.
We are glad to know that there is a
strong disposition on the part of farm
ers to reduce their cotton acreage next
year and raise their own supplies. The
farmer who raises his own corn, flour,
bacon, molasses, etc., and raises cotton
only as a surplus, is not much disturbed
n macontof4 i- cents cotton.