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I X ANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1899. -
110T T I ES AT :-A 0A!
Serious Turn of Affairs at Apia
Scme Days Ago.
CAUSED BY CERMAN CONSUL
Proclamaticn Was issued Ordering
Mataafa's Forces to Dis
perse Before the Bnm
The troublis zrowing out of the elec
tion of a king of Samoa have taken a
more serious turn and resulted in a
bombardment of native villages along
the shore by the Unitcd S;ates eruiser
a dmiral Kauttz command
ing, and the British ,ruises Porpoise
and Royalist. The bombardment was
continued intermittently for eight days.
Several villages have been burned, and
there havc been a number of casualties
among th American and British sail
ors and marines. As Yet it is impossi
ble to estimate the number of natives
killed or injired.
As Mataafa and hi: ebiefs. constitut
ing the provisional gcovernment, contin
ued to defy the treaty after the arrival
of the Philadelphia, Admiral Kautz
summoned the various consuls and
naval officers to a conference on board
the Philadelphia, when the whole situ
ation was carefully canvassed. The
upshot was a resolution to dismiss th2
provisional governmer-t and Admiral
Kautz issued a proclamation calling
upon Mataafa and his cliefs to return
to their homes.
MIataafa evacuated Muliuuu, the
town he hau made his headquarters. and
went into the interior. Herr Rose, the
German consul at Apia, issued a proc
lamation supplementing the one he had
issued several weeks before, upholding
the provisional government. As a re
sult of this the Miataafans assembled in
large force and hemmed in the town.
The British cruiser loyalist brought
the Malietoa prisoners from the islands
to which they had been transferred by
the provisional government. The Am
ericans then fortified Mulinuu where
22,000 3lalietoans took refuge. The
rebels-the adherents of MIataafa-bar
ricaded the roads within the municipal
ity and seized the British houses.
An ultimatum was then sent to them,
ordering them to evacuatate, and threat
ening them in the event of refusal with
a bombardment to commence at I
o'clock on the afternoon of March 15.
This was ignortd an' the rebels comt
menced an attack in the directiou of
the United States and British consul
ates about half an hour before the time
fixed for the bombardment. The Phila
delphia, Porpoise and Royalist opened
fire upon the distant villages. There
wasgreat dificulty in locating the ene
my owing to the dense forests, but sev
eral shore villages were soon in flames.
A defective -heJ from the Philadel
phia exploded near the American con
sulate, and the marines outside nar
rowly escaped. A fragment struck the
leg of Private Rudge,~shattering it s
badly as to necesitate amputation.
Another fragment traverstd the Ger
man consulate. smashing the crockery.
The Germans then went en board the
German cruiser Falke. D~uring the
night the rebels made a hot attack oni
the town, killing three British sailors.
A British marine was shot in the leg
by a sentry of his own party, another
was shot in the foot and an American
sentry was killed at his post.
The bombardment coinuning tat
inhabitants of the towni tot-k refuge on
board the Royaliat. greatly crowding
the vessel. M1any pecoplpe are leaving
Samoa, the captain of the Ros alist urg
ing them to go, so anot to inteitere
with military operations. The Porpoise
has shelled the villages cast and west
of Apia and captured many boats.
The Americans and British are fgt
ing splendidly together, but there is a
bitter feeling against the Germans.
Two men, a British and a German sub
ject, have been arrested as spies. Th e
bombardment of t be jungle was for a
time very hot. The Bri:ish cruiser
Tauranga. which. it is understood. ;ras
intending to annex the Tonga islands
(a section of the Friendly islands in the
Pacific) was intercepted a. Suva. capi
tal of the Fiji islands, by order of the
TIlE NEWS IN wASIllN(TON.
The news from Samoa that the unit
ed States cruiser Philadelphia and the
British cruisers }>orpoise and Royahist
had bombarded the towns h1eld byv Ma
taafa, who has thus far had the oflicial
support of the German gover-nment,
came with startling suddenness to oili
cials at Washington and displaced for
the time being the attentuon given to
the fighting around 3Manila. The shell
ing of MTataafa was looked upon as of
secondary importance, but the deepest
interest attached to the attitude of the
German government. At first appre
hensions were felt that grave interna
tional complications might ensue. But
those most intimately familiar with the
latest official exchanges between W ash
ington, London and Berlin, did not
take such a gloomy view of the outlook.
While recogniizxig that the bloodshed
at Samoa created a very serious and
delicate situation, vet it was said to be
a situation -shich had been clearly ap
prehended and had been discussed in
advance between the representatives of
the three governments. Thc real crisis
from an international standpoint, oe
curred last week when this apprehend
ed outbreak was discussed. Although
reatons were gr-eatly strained, it was
possible to secure an understanding
which is said to make sure that the out
break now reported .will nA~ cause a
rupture in the relations between the
United States and Gecrmanv, or between
Great Britain and (crmany
Suffrage and Dispensary.
Alabama is to have constitutional
coventionm to consider the suffrage
question primarily. Members of the
convention wu ite constantly to the see
retary of areIt for copies of the South
Carolina suffrage ordinance, as well as
for copies -f the dispensary law and
facts as to its operation. Dispensaries
have been established in a number
of counties of that state, and the ques
sion is one of the burning political is
tines in that state.
A PITEOUS PICTURE.
The Cruel War We Are Waging in
A dis-atch from Manila says the
American army advanced at six o'clock
\Weduesday morning. sweeping onward
three miles bfore 10 o'clock and driv
ing the rebel. beyond Bocave, to the
eaat of Bulacan. and on the railroad
ltading to 3alolos. Our troops met
with but slight resistance. The coun
try between Marilao awi Manila pres
ens a picture of desolation. Smoke is
curling from hundreds of ash heaps and
the remains of trees and fences torn by
shrapnel are to be seen everywhere.
The eneral appearance of the country
is as if it had been swept by a cycloce.
The roads are stewn with furniture and
clothing dropped in flight by the Fili
pinos. The only persons remaining be
hind are a few aged persons too infirm
to escape. They camp beside the ruins
of their former homes and beg passers
by for any kind of assistance. The
majority of them are living on the gen
erosity of our soldiers. who give them
portions of their rations. Bodies of
deed Filipinos are stranded in the shal
lows of the river or are resting in the
jungle, where they crawled to die or
were left in the wake of the hurriedly
retreating army. There is no time at
present to bury them. The inhabitants
who fled from Marilao and Meycauayan
left in such a panic that on tables our
soldiers found spread money and valu
ables and in the rooms were trunks con
taining other property of value. This
was the case in most of the houses de
serted. They were not molested by
our soldiers, but the Chinese, who slip
in between the armies, are looting
when they can and have taken posses
sion of several houses, over which they
raised Chinese flags. some of which were
A Sad Ending.
A special dispatch to the News and
Courier from Harlem. Ga., says E. J.
Minnemeyer, Jr.. was a private of the
10th Ohio, which regiment was station
ed there until mustered out last week.
During his stay Minnemeyer met a
young lady, Miss Shockley, of Harlem.
Ga., who was staying with friends here.
On Sunday they were married in Har
lem against the wishes of Miss Shock
ley's mother, who was a poor widow of
one of the most respectable families of
Columbia county. The couple came to
Augusta on Monday morning and reg
isiered at the Arlington hotel. On
Tuesday afternoon, being unable to pay
their bill, they were asked to leave.
The bride returned to her mother.
Last night Minnemeyer went to Harlem
and demanded his wife. but was refus
ed admittance. to her home. Ile broke
in the doer and fired a pistol. le was
arrested by the town marshal and put in
Harlem jail. From there he escaped,
and Thursday morning was found in
the woods two miles out of the towr.
tie was a raving maiiac and had torn
his clothes completely off. iHe is now
in jail at Appling. the county seat of
Columbia. His family, which is weal
thy, xill send a representative for him.
Mrs. 31innemeyer is prostrated. She
is very young and beautiful, but knew
little of the world. 31innemeyer is
handsome, 25 years old and was stylish
ly dressed after changing his uniform
for civilian clothes. He is evidently a
man o+' good breeding and education.
Dodging a Debt.
The citizens and council of Attica,
Kan.. are discussing the questian
.hether it would be better to arbitrate
with the bondholders or to move the
to n. The te .s is and has been for
several years carrying an indebtedness
of about $33,000, including old sugar
mill bonds and interest. It was de
eided that if the matter cannot be ad
justed for the amount the town is able
to pay the citizens will move their bus
inss houses and residences to a piece
of groundl about a quarter of a mile
south of where they now stand. The
eading business men are in favoc of
moving. Ness City, the county seat
of Ness Conty, has also decided on
this method ot unloading her burden of
debt. A contra-ctor, has consented to
move every building in Ness City to a
new site nearly a mile away for half of
the city's indebtedness. Ihalf a dozen
other Kansas towns are now debating
whethe'r it will not be cheapcr to move
than to pay bonds.
Where Is It?
'A remarkable condition of affairs in
the South and West." says the Phila
delphia North American, "is reported
by United States Treasurer Roberts, who
says that almost piteous demands arc
being made upon him from those quar
ters for silver and paper money to take
the place of gold. which has become a
alut on th market. There is so much
old in circulation that the farmers
have become tired of it and want a sub
stitute more easily handled, and pre
ferably paper money." The Newa and
Courier says this is very interesting
news. and is likewise somewhat sur
prising. Would the North American
kindly specify in what part of the
South the condition described obtains?
If gold is a glut anywhere in this re
gion, or any farmers especially have
had a surfeit of it, the fact has wholly
escaped the attention of local observ
A Gospel Yacht.
The Gospel yacht, now being built at
Jeffersonville, Lad., will shortly make
a trip to the Cuban coast. It will have
on board a devoted band of preachers
and missionaries, in fact. the entire
crew will be ministers or mission work'
ers, and the sole object of their voyage
is to make converts. The yacht is the
largest ever built for the purpose. It is
1Gm) feet long, with an auditorium, or
chapel, bet ween decks capable of seat
ing 700 persons. The decks will seat
about 1,000) more. and will be used for
1religicus services whenever practicable.
The boat is to be launched on the Ohio
li'er, and will reach the ocean by way
of the Ohio and Mlississippi waters.
M1ssionary work will be carried on along
the way, and advantage taken of every
opportunity to preh. Several of the
workers speak Spanish. The yacht will
sail under the auspices of the Gospel
Yacht Association. which is interna
tional, andi has about 300I members.
The crew will be supported by the mem
bers of the association, many of whom
are prominent clergymen, and by vol
untary offerings from the people with
whom the work.
OUR SOL)IER >OYS.
Now in Camp Near the City of
PRAISED BY THEIR GENERAL.
Colonel Jones is Very Proud of
his Boys and the Boys
are Proud of Him.
The Augusta Chronicle says: Cono
nel Wilie Jones, of the Second South
Carolina, arrived in the city last night.
He came from Yemassee. where he in
tended to await the arrival of a de
tachment of his regiment that was on
the way from Havana and bound for Au
The Plant steamship Olivette
brought the South Carolinians from
Havana to Port Tampa. The men had
all their baggage disinfected at Mullet
Key, a small island near the entrance to
Tnipa bay. Colonel Jones was anx
ious to get on to Savannah to join the
detachments of his command that had
preceded him, and t i get everything in
readiness for the accommodation of the
two to follow. Accordingly he left by
the first train. feitre might have been
two or three of his officers to accom
pany him had it not been that there
was but one vacant berth in the sleep
When lie arrived at Savannah, Colo
nel Jones was somewhat surprised to
find that his regiment would be muster
ea out at Augusta. He had received
orders at Havana from his commanding
general to proceed to Savannah to be
A letter was handed to Colonel Jones
by General Douglas, his brigade com
mander just before he was leaving Ha
vana, and of it the colonel is very
proud. It will be presented to the com
mand here. The following is the let
"To the Officers and Soldiers of the
Second Brigade of the First Divis
ion of the Seventh Army Corps:
"Comrades:--The time for our separ
ation has come. We are about to re
turn to our homes after nearly a year of
arduous duty together, during the
greater part of which time I have had
the honor to command you.
"I cannot say good-bye without ex
pressing, as far as my poor words will
convey, my appreciation of your sol
dierly bearing and your fidelity to duty.
"Although we have not been called
upon to meet the enemy in the field, we
have made every preparation to do sc
and I feel assured that the troops of
the Second brigade of the First divis
ion of the Seventh army corps would
have written their names high upon
the scroll of fame had they have had
the opportunity of doing so.
"Comrades, let us keep alive that
spirit which has made the Seventh ar
my corps the synonym for honor and
soldierly conduct wherever it has been
known. Your corps and your division
commanders have a right to expect it.
Your brigade commander feels assuied
that you will not fail. I bid you one
and all good bye, with the hope that
your firesides may burn brightly in
welcoming you back to your homes and
that happiness and prosperity may
await your coming-farewell.
"H. T. Douglas,
"Brigadier General Commanding."
This regiment today will again be all
together. It ha-r been coming in de
achments, the last of which ('our comn
panies) arrived last night under com
mand of Major Wagner, and spent the
night on the cars.
The Second is South Carolina's "slow
but sure regiment." It was gotten to
gether at Columbia and from all parts
of the State of which it is thoroughly
representative and otf which, needless
to say, the state across the river is
proud. And moreover, Augusta, too,
is proud of this regiment. Coming
from adjacent territory, it seems like
one of our own, a feeling heightened by
the number of men in the regiment who
have friends in the city. The regiment
is glad to get to Augusta, glad to be
once again in "the states" and glad to
know that soon they will go home to
their own State proud in Lhe conscious
ness of duty well done.
The Second has an excellent reputa
tion in discipline, gentlemanly conduct
and health. Not a little of its good
name is due ,o its corps of officers. Col.
Wilie Jones, its head, is as proud of it
as his men are proud of him. Genial
and kindly he has always been a friend
as well as an officer, and the parting
will be one of mutual regret.
In a brief chat with a Chronicle man
last night, he spoke words of praise for
the regiment and then branched off
into expressions of pleasure at being at
Camp MIackenzie, which he said, was
"We have never," said he, "had a
more beautiful or better located camp
than this; not even," he added after a
moment, "Camp Liberty in Cuba which
was also very fine. We like Augusta
and we like Augusta's people. The men
have many friends in the city whom
they arc again glad to be near."
Just then some one in the little group
gathered in front of the colonel's tent
said: "Don't forget to say for us that
we think Augusta's girls are v'ery beau
tiful. Ah! the senoritas we have met
are pretty, but the girls here arc far
prettier.' And all this was said with
the soft southern accent, so difierent
from the clearer enunciation of the
troops who filled the camp a few weeks
The Second was mustered in by de
grees. The first battalion, as a nucleus
went into service last May, and around
it were gathered other companies taken
from every part of the State aintil as
Colonel Jones said, there was scarcely
a county in the State that did not have
one or more members in the regiment.
It went to Cuba about three months
ago, being one of the four Southern
regiments in the Seventh army corps,
under Major General Fitzhugh Lee.
Col. Wilie Jones, of Columbia.
Liut. Col. H. T. Thompson, of D~ar
Major Havelock Even, of Bamberg.
Major J. J. Wagner, of Charleston.
Major and surgeon, Edw. Wannamna
ker. of Orangeburg.
First Lieut. and Assistant Surgeon
First Licut. and Adjt. L. M Hasel
Captain and Q. 1., Captain Sulli
Captain andehaplain. Rev. Philip A.
Murray, of Beaufort.
Sergeant major, Frank Fredericks, of
Chief musician, J. J. Trowbridge.
COMPANIES AND OFFICERS.
A-Darlingtou--Capt. J. I. Boyd;
First Lieut. E R Cox; Second Lieut.
Charles S. McCullough.
C-Oranzeburg--Capt. Daniel 0.
Herbert; First Lieut 0 B Rosinger;
Second Licut H L Spahr.
D-Manning-Capt W C Davis. First
Lieut A C Davis, Second Licut Jas E
B-Capt Wm B Serine, of Gteen
ville, First Lieut R L Dargan, of Dar
lington, Second Lieut T C Stone, of
E-Capt W W Wannamaker, First
Lieut J W Culler, of Orangeburg, See
oud Lieut C S Cummins.
F-Capt Wm P Crawford, First Lieut
H 31 Kent, Second Lieut T C Hauze.
G -Capt Silas J McCaughran, First
Lieut E C Horton. Second Lient Ful
H-Capt -John L, Perrin, First Lieut
R F Woods, second Lieut Cheatham.
I -Capt W F Gonzales, of Columbia,
First Lie-t C J Epps, Second Licut E
K-Capt i -1 Mauldin. First Lieut
James M Bowden, Second Lieut Wm
L-Capt Adam H1 Moss, of Orange
burg. First Lieut T S 'Moorman, See
ond Lieut 14 J Bristow.
1-Capt B A Rogers, First Lieut
J D West, Second Lieut W T Ellerbe.
A Mysterious Steamer.
The New York Times says the steam
er Scipio, a craft from Nowhere.'bound
to Nowhere, flying no Bag, ownerless
and crewless, is to be sold to the high
est bidder at the Brooklyn navy yard
by the United States government. Soon
after the beginning of hostilities with
Spain a steamship in perfect trim from
stem to stern, with furnace fires burn
ing, steam up, but without a soul on
board. was found adrift off the coast of
New Foundland, by a United States
ship. The crewless ship was the Scipio.
She flew no flag, and there was not so
much as a scrap of paper to be found
aboard her to indicate where she sailed
from. where she was sailing to, or who
owned her. Here, then. was a mystery
of the deep. The Scipio carried a car
go of coal, but never did such strange
things come out of a cargo of coal as
came from the depths of the anthracite
piled in the hold. There were guns,
fine, modern affairs of English make,
Maxims, Hotehkiss cannon, field
pieces, and other ordnance, together
with ammunition. Just how the Scip
io came to be found adrift with such an
opportune cargo by a United States
ship has never been told-officially.
The Scipio has been at the Brooklyn
navy yard since she was picked up
adrift on the high seas.
Left Her a Fortune.
Stranger than fiction is the story told
by Jennie Hancock, the girl who has
fallen heir to $92,000. The man who
left it to her was one who took a fancy
to her from seeing her on the street.
He died in Berlin in August and be
queathed his fortune to her, though she
had repeatedly refused to marry him,
says the Philadelphia Bulletin. She is
a tall, fair-haired girl, with shining.
amber-colored eyes. Tnis is the strange
story as told by her self: "I was go
ing to the city hail one day with a
friend when I noticed 4 man who seem
ed to be following us. He was a blonde
broad-shouldered, tall and good-look
ing. I was surprised later when he
obtained an introduction to me
and called at my house. His
name was George Richman, and
he was a lawvyer. He was most atten
tive to me, though I told him bluntly I
did not like him. He said it made no
diffeience, that I must learn- I really
did not like him, though I could not
say why. The first I knew of his
death was the letter I received from a
lawyer in Berlin, saying that he had
died there of pneumonia and had be
queathed me his property, amounting to
92,000. I couldnt believe that I
read the letter aright. I put in the
hands of a lawyer, and will probably
hear more about it. It is in trust for
me until I am 21. I am only 20 now."
A dispatch from St. Louis says John
C. Sheehan, the New York Tammany
chieftain, arrived there Wednesday from
Hot Springs, Ark., and is stepping at
the Planters hotel. In the course of
an interview. M1r. Sheehan said: "In
my opinion Bryanism' is stronger than
ever in the west and south and those
portions of the county practically do
minate the Democratic party. Indica
tions point to a Democratic victory, for,
despite the successful conduct of the
war by the present administration, the
present policy of imperialism is each
day making new enemies for the Re
A Titled Rascal.
"Count M1arion de Zaremba" said
Judge Newberger, of New York, when
the count was brought before him for
larceny, 'you are the meanest anti
most contemptable thief who has eve~r
been brought before me, and I will
make an example of you and your kind
who come to this country and use a dis
tinguished family name and title to
work bunco schemes and fleece people
who are fool sh enough to be taken in
by you." Then the judge sentencedl
the Count de Zaremba to Sing Sing for
three years at hard labor.
A Bride's Awful Death.
A special from Naylor, in Lowndes
county, Ga., say~s: MIrs. J. A. Turner,
a bride of a few months, was found ly
ing on the floor with her head in the
fire when her husband wvent home to
dinner Thurday. She had been slight
l indisposed, and it is thought she
faited and fell. Her head was almost
entirely consumed by the fire.
The following steamers have been
posted at London as missing: British
steamer City of Wakefield, Capt Town
send. from Ship Island, .January 12th,
ad Norfolk .January 24th,. for Rotter
ain; British steamer Dora Foster,
Capt. Wooley, from Savanns h, January
231 for Liverpool; Britisi steamer
Laug~lin, Capt. Hodgsen, -from New
Orleans January 15th, via Newport
New Jary- 2d for Copenhagen.
The Call for and Program of the
WILL MEET ATSPARTANBURG
It is Hoped That Every County
in the State Will be Rep
resented at The
South Carolina S. S. Association.
Executive Committee's Office.
Spartanburg, S. C., March 20, 1899. 1
The Annual State Sunday School
Convention will be held this year at
Spartanburg, April 20-22. A sugges
tive program, which includes many in.
teresting and practical topics, is here
It is with great pleasure that we an
nounce the expected presence at this
Convention of that veteran and distin
guished Sunday School worker, Mr. B.
F. Jacobs, of Chicago, the Chairman
of the International Executive Com
mittee. This announcement ought to
impel the attendance of workers from
every part of the State, as it doubtless
will do. It is the privilege of a life
time to hear such a man.
Another privilege also offered the
Sunday School workers of South Caro
lina. 'he great International Conven
tion wiii meet in Atlanta April 26 30,
the week following the State Conven
tion at Spartanbu.g. Those who at
tend the State Convention may go to
Atlanta, either as delegates or visitors,
and it is expected that the railroads
will give special low rates.
It is hoped that South Carolina will
send a large number of active Sunday
School workers to both of these Con
ventions, at Spartanburg and Atlanta.
Chas. H. Carlisle, , Of the
Thos. H. Law, - State
S. B. Ezell i Executive Com.
First Session, Thursday Evening,
8.00 Service of Thanksgiving, by Rev.
W. I. Herbert, Newberry. The sing
ing to be led by the Union Choir.
8.30- The Convention called to order by
President I Walter Hazard, Esq.,
8.45 Address of Welcome by Rev. J. S.
Watkins, D. D.
9.00 Address. The Value to the
Church of Organized Sunday School
Work, (or similar topic.)
10.00 Enrollment Cards Distributed.
Second Session, Friday Morning,
9.00 Devotional Service, led by Rev.
W. T. Derleux, D. D.
9.15 Convention called to Business.
Enrollment of Members. Commit
tees Appointed, etc.
1st. Field Secretary, F. F. Whilden.
2nd. Home, Normal, Primary De
partments. Brief written reports.
3d. Statistical Secretary, J1. J. Gen
4th. Treasurer. Rev. Walter IL
5th. Executive Committee. C. H.
10.30 Discussion of Reports.
11.00 The Superintendents Hour. A
Conference on the Schol. Con
ducted by Mr. B. F. Jacobs, Chicago
Chairman of International Execu
tive Committee, and Ex-President
of the Worla's Sunday School Con
12.00 Sunday Schools half Century
Ago. Address. Dr. Jas. 11. Car
lisle, Wofford College.
Third Session. -Friday Afternoon,
3.15 Devotional. Led by Rev. J1. W.
Shell. Fodntain Inn.
3.30 Thie Primary Union. Is There a
Place for it? If so, how can it be
Made effective? Response by Mr.
B. F. Jacobs, Chicago.
4.30 The Teacher's Hour-A Confer
(a) The Teacher's Preparation.
(b) The Lesson Illustrated and Ap
Conducted by Prof. E. L. Hughes.
5 00 Reports of Commit tees. Miscel
Fourth Session. Friday Evening,
.00 Song Service. Devotional. Led
by Rev. B. F. Wilson, Converse
8.30 Address. The Sunday School as
a Spiritual Force (or similar) by Mr.
B. F. Jacobs.
9.30 The Needs of Work briefly stated.
Pledge Cards Distributed and Offer
ing taken. Conducted by
Fifth Session, Saturday Morning,
A pril 22nd.
9.00 Devotional. Led by Rev. M. L.
9.30 The Scholar's Hour-A Mass
Meeting of all the Sunday and Day
Schools, and their Teachers, to be
Addressed by Mr. B. F. Jacobs. To
be attended by a delegation of teach
ers and scholars from Cedar Springs,
S. C. Institute for the Deaf and
10.00 Election of Officeers. Reports of
11.30 The Tecacher's Meeting. Its Ne
cessity. Its Conduct.
12.00 The Normal Class. Can one be
12.30 Closing Words.
The Railroads are authorized by the
Southern Passengcr Association to sell
Iround trip tickets at the usual reduced
rates. Let all who expect to attend
the convention requests thecir local
agents to apply in amaple time for such
Homes will be provided for all dele
gates and visiting pastors and superin
tenents, provided, their names are
sent to the local committee of enter
tan H.E Rmvnel, Esq.. Shair;
man, Duncan Building, Spartanburg, S.
C.. not later than April 15.
County officers are earnestly request
ed to have the amount of their pledges
collected and forwarded to the treasur
er. Rev. W. I. Herbert at Newberry, S.
C., or sent to him at the convention.
County vice-presidents will please
prepare a brief written report of their
work in their respective counties and
bring or send them to the convention.
Let all pray for the presence of the
Divine Spirit in the work of the con -
ROBBERY AND MURDER.
The Arrest of a Remarkable Gang of
The Kansas City Star prints a three
three column story regarding the arrest
of a remarkable gang of Kansas crimi
nals who have for years lived by means
of robbery and murder. One of the
gang is believed to be the murderer of
Jos. New, who was killed in Greenwood
county, Kansas, two year's ago for
which New's wife and George II. Dobbs
are now: serving life sentences. So
firmly does Warden Landis, oi the
Kansas penitentiary believe in the in
nocenc3 of Mrs. New and Dobbs that
he will immediately urge Governor
Stanley to pardon them.
Frank Altgood, alleged to be the real
murderer, is in jail at Iola, Kas., under
a charge of forgery. Alvin Bullard,
serving an eight year sentence, in the
Kansas penitentiary for horse stealing,
has confessed that h,, Altgood and
"Bill" Turner, were the murderers of
New and that Mrs. New and Dobbs are
absolutely innocent. Turner has not
been found. It seems that the very
men who murdered New and robbed his
dead body. conspired afterward to con
vict the widow and Dobbs. The sup
posed murderer, Altgood, according to
Ballard, event went so far as to try to
get on the jury which convicted them.
Ballard goes on to say that he, Altgood
and Turner were members of an organ
ized gang of thieves and murderers that
operated in Southeastern Kansas. As
a result of his confession, eighteen sto
len horses, a bag of counterfeit silver
dollars and a counterfeiting outfit have
been recovered. Beside Altgood, B.
L. Mathes and Herbert Simpson are
under arrest. Fifty other horses sto
len by the gang have been loegted.
The officers are on the trail of other
members of the gang. Ballard also al
leges thar Altgood murdered William
Coulter near Eruka, in 1889. Officers
who have been working on the case
have corroborated many of Ballard's
Great Fortunes Grow
From the times of our fathers there
has descended to us the habit of saying
that in this country, with no laws of
entail or primogeniture, great fortunes
are soon dissipated and the sons of mil
lionaires become poor. This was true
when the millionaire's money was in
vested in legitimate business. It re
quires brains and energy to make legiti
mate business pay. But the large for
tunes are now invested in monopolies,
and here are a few prominent instances
of the results: "According to the eal
culations of a New York paper, the
Gould estate in two generations in
creased frcm $72,000,000 to $125,000,
000. In four generations the Astor
estate has swollen from $20,000,000 to
$375000,000. In three generations
the Vanderbilt estate has increased from
$90,000,000 to $400,000,000."
Big Fire in Columbia.
About seven o'clock Thursday even
ing the big city Hall and opera house
of Columbia was burned down, together
with the adjoining building. The fire
started on the theatre stage and in a
few minutes had enveloped the entire
building. The aggregate loss is about
$70000, with $35,550 insurance. The
city police headquarters, eleetric fire
telegraph station, stores beneath, lodge
and library rooms all were totally de
stroyed. Practically nothing was
saved. By hard work the Carolina Na
tional bank building and Western Union
ofice were saved, though all telegraphic
communication with the outside wvorld
was cut off for several hours. Fortu
nately, there were no prisoners in the
police station and but few people in the
building. The building was erected
during reconstruction day and its origi
nal cost was put down at $373,000.
Many Lives Lost.
A special from New Madrid, Mo.,
says: The steamer Rowena Lee, with
about 31 passengers aboard beside her
crew, exploded -opposite Tyler, Mo.,
about 4 o'clock Thursday afteinoon and
immediately sank with all on board ex
cept Captain George Carvell and one of
the crew. The steamer left Cairo with
16 passengers aboard bound for Mem
phis. The steamer was one of the best
passenger steamers in the Mississippi
river trade. She plied between Mem
phis and Cairo. From local river men
it was ascertained that the Rowena Lee
carried a cabin crew of about 15 officers
and a deck crew numbering about 30.
Talking the figures and a fair number of
passengers taken on at Cairo and other
p~oints, it can be easily reasoned that
at least 60 pecople were on board the
boat when tile disaster occurred.
Children or Taxes.
If you live in Madagascar you must
have children, or else pay a tax to the
authorities. This is the latest decree
issued by tile government of Madagas
car. For sometime the population of
that island has been deereasing. The
government authorities sat in council a
sort time ago and decided upon a tax
to be levied. upon every man who, at
the age of twenty five, is unmarried,
and upon every married man who, at
that are. has no children. The tax is
$8.75 a year. Every girl must pay a
tax of $1.8') a year as lon; as she re
mains single after she passes her twen
ty-fourth year, and every married wo
man does the same until she has clil
dren as the result of her marriage.
A Spring Freeze.
Immuense damage has been done in
Texas by the freeze of Wednesday
night. Co-ia, which was in the most
places one to t wo inches high. was killed
and will have to be replanted, while
the fruit crop) is practically destroyed.
The temperature was 30 degrees, the
lowest ever known this late in the
TRUSTS AIID THEI METHODS.
They Absolutely Own and Control the
The Republican papers of the coun
try are making a "fight" on the trusts,
yet these editors know very well that
every new trust formed is the legiti
mate product of the gold standard. In
1896 the supporters of Mr. Bryan told
the voters that the success of McKin
ley would rule by trusts. The predic
tion has been amply verified by facts.
Here is a list of trusts that have been
formed within the past few months:
American Beet Sugar co. . 20,000,000
American Car and Foun
dry company.......... 60,000.000
American Caramel co.. .. 1,500,000
American Hard Rubber co 2,500,000
American Ice co........ 60,000,000
American Lamp Chimney
company ............ 70,000
American Linseed Oil co. 33,500,000
American Potteries co... 27,000.000
American Steel and Wire
co .. .... ......:...... 24,000,000
American Thread co.. .. . 10,000,000
American Tin Plate co.. 50,000,000
Boston Fruit co.. ......10,000,000
Bessemer Ore Association 20,000,000
Bridge Builders' Combin
Broom Manufacturers' As
sociation of the U. S... 10,000.000
Cambria Steel co........ 16,000,000
Cast Iron Pipe Trust.. ... 15,000,000
Central Union Telephone
Chicago Milk co........ 10,000,000
Continental Tobacco co.. 60.000,000
Consolidated Gas, N. Y.. 36.730,000
N. J... ...........13,000,000
Continental Cracker co.. 10,000,000
Electric Co. of America.. 25,030,000
Federal Steel......... 200,000,000
Fire Clay Sewer Pipe Trust 20,000,000
Hawaiian Commercial and
International Air Power
co. ................ 7,000,000
International Paper co.. . 33,000,00
International Silver co... 20,000,000
Kentucky Distilleries and
Warehouse co...... .. 32,000,000
Knickerbocker Ice co.. 7,000,000
Knit Goods co.. .......20.000,000
Kodak Limited co....... 7,768,000
Metropolitan St Railway
Milwaukee Electric Rail
way and Light co...... 10,000,000
International Carbon co.. 10,000,000
National Enameling and
Stamping co.......... 30,000,000
New Amsterdam Gas co.. 23,000,000
New York Gas and Elec
tric Light, Heat and
Power co........... 25,000,000
National Starch co...... 8,486,000
National Mirror Manufac
turers' Association..... 15,000,000
Otis Elevator co....... 11,000,000
Pacific States Telephone.. 30,000,000
turing Light and Power
co ................ 15000,000
People's Gaslight and
Coke Co.. Chicago... 30,000,000
People's Gaslight and
Coke Co., Buffalo . 8,000,000
Pressed Steel Car co 25,000,000
Print Cloth Pool........ 50,000,000
River Coal Operators' co 11,000,000
Rubber Goods Manufac
turs' co............. 0,000.000
Sash and Door Combine 20,000,000
Standard Distilling and
Distributing co.. .... .24,000,000
United States Biscuit Co.. 55,000,000
United States Cast Iron
Pipe and Foundry co... 30,000,000
Writing Paper..... ... 40,000,000
This means that hundreds of facto
ries and plants are being closed down
so as to curtail production and run up
the price to consumers. One or two of
the above concerns, after closing down
the plants of their former competitors,
which they bought up, have in
creased the pay of certain workmen.
But the total amount paid for labor will
be vastly diminished.
A GOOD REASON~
Why An Old Colored Preacher Didn't
Like Long Prayers.
"It happened," said Col. Jack
Chino, at Chamberlin's, "that there
were two colored preachers inhabiting
cells in the penitentiary at Frankfort at
the same time. If I remember aright
both were sentenced for polygamy, but
Old Sam was a Methodist parson, while
Old Jake was of the Baptist faith. It
seems that Sam had done something
greatly to offend the warden, and the
punishment decided on was an old
fashioned lashing. Some weeks aftcr
the affair came off the Rev. Sam, whom
I had known from boyhood, was telling
me about it.
"'I didn't min' de whippin' so
much, Mars Jack, ef it hadn't been
for de way Old Jake acted. You see
do warden he said to me, "Sam, I'se
gwine ta whip you, an' I 'low de whip
pin' will do you a whole heap uv good.
I'm gwine to let Old Jake pray fer you,
and do blows will continue to fall on
your black hide while Jake's pra'r is a
goin' on. When he comes to a final
stop, den de punishmnta will likewise
"'Land sakes, Mars Jack, I knowed
it was up wid me den, for date ignorant
old nigger neber did know when it was
time to git up offn his knees. De fae'
dat a po' human bein' was in distres.,
wasn't gwine ter meck a bit or difference
wid him. Well, sir, it was jes like I
spected it'd be. Dey brought mec on:~
an' Ole .Jake, do ole villun, started in.
and as fast as he prayed the warden
come down on mue wid a whip dat cut
lie a knife. I never did want ter hear
a pra'r come to an end so bad itn all my
lie. but it weren't arty use. oecr
time I thought he was mros' through
Ole Jake took a f resh hold and down
comec delicks harder-a ever. Shorely
it seemed to me like he prayed a month,
and, Mars Jack, I wants to tell you
right now dat I am sot against long
pra'rs to' de rest uv my life.'
311I3 3artha Smith. the young wo
man who~ recently sued a Kansas City
doctor for breach of promilse, andt who'
was award ed $25,000J danmagcs, has
since receiv.ed seven propiosal of' mar
ri-age by mail. Two of the letters
were icroom suitors in Buffalo. where
iss Smith formerly lived, and one of
the writers wanted her to invest $10.
00 of the proceeds of her suit in his
NO FOUlTFA U)1 I.
Charleston to Have a Sensation in
the Pinckney Case.
WORK OF THE GRAND JURY.
The Pinkerton Detectives are at
Work on the Case. An Ar
ticle in Town Topics
Causes a Stir.
There is much interest in the devel
opments of the facts in the Pinckney
killing in this county, and any facts in
the case are read with interest. A dis
patch from Charleston says as an after
morth of the killing, whieb of itself has
kept Charleston in a continual stir for
a month, Town Topics last week print
ed a story from that city which has
caused the wildest kind of a sensation.
The story is stamped with that veno
mous style characteristic of the publi
cation. The details of the murder of
Mr. Piockney are given briefly, but the
writer took a side route to str-ke one of
the most prominent families in Char
leston, aud a family in no way
connected with the facts incident to the
killing. The publication has set
high society in a terribly excited
It is said in Charleston that the
grand jury, which is trying to solve the
mystery surrounding the death of Mr.
Pinckney, will bring in a presentment
calculated to cause the biggest sensation
known in this city in years. When the
coroner'b jury, after working for more
than a week on the case, returned a
verdict that Mr. Pinckney was killed
by parties unknown the public abso
lutely refused to accept any such finish
The theory that the young man was
killed by footpads is not believed here
by nine-tenths of the people, and, in
fact, the grand jury is gradually gath
ering evidence to knock this footpad
idea into flinders. There is a determi
nation among the members to stick to
the investigation until some solution of
the mystery is found, The jury does
not want to work for weeks and then
admit its inability to clear the case af
ter censuring the coroner's jury for
having done so.
The latest bit of gossip has been
caused by the efforts of the grand jury
to learn further facts about the time
Mr.,Benjamin Campbell Batewell of
Pittsburg, arrived in Charleston. Mr.
Batewell was engaged to Miss Elizabeth
Bardin, the young lady on whom Mr.
Pinckney was calling the night he was
shot. The shooting occurred at mid
night Saturday and according to Mr.
Batewell's statement he reached-Char
leston Sunday morning eight hors af
ter the shooting. Batewell t"ied as
to the time of his arrival to the coro
ner. A late report has been circulated
that a lady of this city came in on the
same train from the north with Mr.
Batewell Saturday morning. This
made the grand jury try to ascertain
the facts and witnesses have been ex
amined on this line. Just what their
evidence was, however, cannotbe learn
ed from the grand jury.
Mayor Smyth has employed the ser
vices of a Pinkerton detective to work
on the case. The chief of police and
his force have been unable to find a
single clew. This has made a great
deal of talk and it has even been said
that the police were held ba'ek and not
allowed t(o make any kind of an investi
gation. This, however, was vigorously
denied. But the fact remains that the
local force admitted it was helpless in
the matter and the mayor sent for one
of the Pinkerton agents. A strange
fact, however, is that the detective,
whom nobody has seen, is not working
along with the grand jury. He is pur
suing different lines altogether.
A member of the grand jury said
that the footpad theory has been en
tirely eliminated from the course which
the investigation is now taking. The
jury is no longer considering that theo
ry, but is working to fasten the crime
where it belongs. Startling develop
ments are expected this week, probably
tomorrow. The different pieces of
evidence are being woven gradually to
gether, and it is said that the jury will
return a presentment which will mean
the arrest of somebody directly connect
ed with the affair. The facts them
selves can hardly be worse than public
talk. The public believes that there
is a scandal behind the shooting and
death of Mr. Pinckney.
Another Fatal Fire.
Five bodies were recovered Tuesday
afternoon from the ruins of the Arm
our Curled Hair works in Chicago which
were burned Tuesday evening. Four of
the bodies recovered were identified.
The recovered bodies are
William Rieksecker, aged 40.
John B. Greige, aged 60, unmarried.
James Flanigan, aged 24, lived with
his mother and sister.
John Smnith, aged 1S.
Unidentifie'd mani, burned beyond
recognition, thought to be the remains
of Daniel Sherm~an.
The miinr aire:
Mi.ss E!!a lI~emmitwvright, forewom
an of the pieking room.
Williamu Gilim~. workman.
John White. clevator man.
Heavy Snow Storm.
Thursday :.fternon and evening Chi
eaU sea viie by a heavier snow storm
t~v' prevailed at any time during the
reguar wi1nter months. The snowfall,
althou rh not over four inches on the
level, was badly drifted by a 40-mile
win whih drve it through the down
toan streets ini clouds. The storm was
general throughout the northwest, the
reots showving that while great incon
venience was occasined, but little dam
age was done.
1. t ived Rseward.
Ex-Senator Geo. Gray, of Delaware,
ha benspoiutedI United States cir
eii ju. for the third district by
Preida31~iney JugeGray was
on of the Demoicrats who refused to
sup')ort the' D~emocratie ticket in 1S96,
and suppoit..d McKinley. Hie was the
D 'mo ratic reprcser-tativc on the Span
h p 4Ceincomission. and supported
the President~s view as such in adjust
ing HeI~ is one of the few Democratic