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)L. XV. IANNING. S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1899.
A BLUE OTLOOK.
Capt. McQueston Returned from
Manila Expresses Himself.
MANY SOLDIERS NEEDED.
During the Rainy Season Terri
tory Occupied Wili Have
to be Abandoned Ex
A dispatch from San Francisco says
Dr. Charles A. McQueston, who was on
the staff of Gen. E. S. Otis, and who
was health officer at Manila, has re
turned home invalided by the climate.
Capt. MAQueston made a close study
of the conditions of the Philippine sit
uation. He is cf the opinion that it
will take from 100,000 to 150,000 sol
diers to properly subdue and hold the
islands. He also says that the peace
commission was an absolute failure and
that its from the start was without ef
fect. He strongly supports the milita
ry government of the islands, except
that he thinks more men will be ne
cessary than has been estimated.
Dr. Schurman knows that the com
mission is a failure and is coming home
in July, added Capt. MeQueston.
-Tnless troops, thousands of them,
are sent to the aid of our men there
they will be driven back into Manila in
the course of the next few months,
during the rainy seasox. Our men
simply cannot stand the climate. Fifty
per cent. of them will be incapacitated
by sickness and the - territory overrun
will have to be abandoned and Manila
will be in a state of siege agam.
"Our officers and soldiers have ac
complished wonders and have proved
themselves the best suldiers in the
world. But nothing decisive has come
of it because our men were not in great
WANT TO COME HOME.
Volunteer Troops at Manila Tired of
War. Funston Will Retire.
There seems little, if any, reason to
hope for the reenlistment of even a
small fraction of the volenteers in the
Philippines. This is reluctantly ad
mitted at the war department. No an
nouncement so far has reached here of
any wish or intention on the part of the
volunteers whose time has expired to
even consider such a proposition. Un
doubtedly the men would be much in
fluenced by the sentiment of their offi
cord, and if the latter exhibited the
least enthusiasm, the men could not
help catching some of the spirit. But
it is painfully apparent officers and men
have had all they want.
The intelligence which comes over
the sea today that Funston and Hale
and all the daring leaderi who, sword
in hand, have charged at the head of
their troops and cheered them on to
victory have put by all inducements to
remain and are coming home is a com
mentary of the most striking charac
It shows that, to the patriot and the
warrior on the ground, there is nothing
in the situation which cojnveys an ap
peal. These men, officers and privates
have made their record, they have
fought long and well, they have lived
up to the letter and the spirit of their
contract, and they leave behind them
the bones of many comrades who. like
them, never faltered. Now they are
content that others fre-sh from homae
shall take their places, if they can be
Served Him Right.
A special from Washington, N. C,
says: Thursday morning just before
the morning train left for Parmlee, .a
considerable commotion occurred in
the neighborhood of the depot, caused
by the horse whipping of J. F. Wood
ward, who has been is this city buying
and soliciting shipments of potatoes to
G. M. Snyder & Co., of New York city.
The facts in the case that culminated
in the whipping are about as follows:
Wednesday a young lady of this city
was passing down the street when she
was overtaken by Wood ward, who made
repeated improper proposals to her. On
the young lady arriving at home she
reported the facts to her family. This
morning on its being learned that
Woodward would leave on the train a
party of gentlemen repaired to the de
pot armed with a couple of whips and
proceeded to administer the horse whip
ping, after which he was ordered to
board the train and never return.
The New York Railroad Gazette gives
the preliminary figures of new building
for the first six months of 1899. '[hey
show a total of 1,1S1.45 miles. This is
an advance of some 90 mile3 over the
preliminary figures of last year. Penn
sylvania takes the lead for the six
months, with a total mileage of l06.
Then follows Mississippi85S; Arkansas
83; Oklahoma 76; Louisiana 62: Ohio
61; Florida 60; Utah 53 and South
Carolina 50 miles. The railroad which
takes the lead in mileage completed is
the Illinois Central, which with its new
lines, in Mississippi and other States,
has a total of 64 miles.
Handsome Gift to Schley.
Rear Admiral Schley was~ the recipi
ent Wednesday morning of a handsome
silver tea service, at the hands of the
Baltimore Ladies Auxiliary of the
Schley testimonial committee. The
presentation was made at the home of
Gen. Felix Agnus, in the Green Spring
valley, by a sub-committee of fourteen
ladies appointed by 31ayor 31alster.
Admiral Schley accepted the handsome
gift in a few appropriate words
Five Young Ladies Drowned.
Mrs. T. J. L'oyd, living seven miles
northwest of Lampasas, Texas, five
daughters and a visitor. M1iss Childers.
went in bathing in a creek F riday.
The three y oungest girls went bey ond
their depth. Their eldist sister and
Miss Childers went to their rescue and
all five were drowned. MIrs. Lloyd
saved her other daughter only by heroic
aers The bodies were recovered.
HE WAS IN LUCK.
A Large Sum of Money Lost and
Some ien are born lucky: some be
come lucky. and some have luck thrust
upon th(l. This paraphrase of a
Shakesperian platitude seemed to have
a proof of its correctUess rIght in
Amona the pa.senger. on the morn
ing train from Charleston Tuesday was
the Rev. Mr. Jeffeote who was comning
to townI on brsiness. In an innocent
lookina satchel on the seat beside him
reposed .2,800 in good United States
currency. The minister knew several
passengers on the train ard chatted
with them, paying little orno attention
to the satchel.
When the train arrived at the union
shed he picked up a satchel and got off
-then his troubles began. In a mo
ment or two he realized that he had a
traveling bag, but it was not his. It
contained no money either; only such
an assortment of articles as one uses on
an out-of-town trip. le was frantic.
The loss of the money meant much to
him and he at once went to police head
quarters and reported the robbery.
The nachiuery of the law was set in
motion, but there was small chance of
recovery, there being littles clue to work
Among the ther passengers on the
train, were Dr. A. E. Sally and his lit
tie s ,j who also carried a hand bag.
Wi. u they arrived at home the doctor
diss- red that his sou had come off
Siti the wrong "grip.'' After a little
while he went out to the depot to get
his own property which he found wait
ing for him and at the same time learned
of Mr. Jeffeote's loss.
The preacher was not very well
known in Augusta and as it happened
Dr. A. E. Silly was, perhaps, better
known to him than all other citizens.
So after bemoaning his fate he be
thought him to call upon the physician
to tell his tale of woe
When he arrived Dr. Sally was out
looking for his own property. When
he returned explanations followed, the
minister came into his posession again
and went away happy-the luckiest man
in two states.-Augusta Chronicle.
WANTED TO LYNCH HIM.
The Slayer of a Negro Threatened by
A dispatch to The State from Conway
says: "i homicide occurred last Sunday
at Bucksville, a village six miles dis
tant from here. A Negro known by the
name of "Green" was stabbed and al
most instantly killed by Sam Dew, a
white boy. Young Dew, with a few
companions, was walking along the
public road in the direction of Hebron
church, where a Sunday school celebra
tion of some kind was going on. The
Negro Green passed them several times
on a bicycle. Finally he rode up be
hind the boys at full speed and without
warning of any kiLd ran violently
against Dew. White man, Negro and
bievele rolled into a ditch in a heap.
In.the hand-to-hand fight which fol
lowed the Negro received a stab from
ew's pocketknife and died soon after.
About 40 Negroes gathered at Pew's
home on Sunday night, it is believed
with intention to lynch him. Dew's
father appeared at the door prepared to
defend his home with a shotgun and
the Negroes fied after making a few
On Monday morning Dew quietly
gave himself up tc the sheriff. A war
rant had been issued, but the constable
did not execute it, but the boy's father
promising that he should be brought to
jail early Monday morning. A warrant
has been issued for the negroes who at
temp'ted to invade Dew's house.
An Outrage in Illinois
Bleedinc. covered with tar and death
ly sick; Ja'mes Bri ey, of Rossville, stag
gered into the polize station at Panville,
1l., Thursday night. lie was the vie
tim of a Whitecap attack at Rossville.
Terrible marks across his back and
breast showed where the lash of a whip
had cut through the skin and deep in
to the flesh. Briley said a crowd of
twelve y oung men came to his home at
Rosville at 10 o'clock Thursday night
and took him out. They were masked
but lhe recognized five cof them. They
took him out of the town and tied him
to a wire fence. He was then s:ripped
and beaten with a whip. He says they
wore the whip out on him and then
smeared him with tar. lie finally was
urned losse, naked and bleeding, and
they told him to leave town. The
night telegraph man at the railroad sta
tion save him sonic old clothes, It is
alleged Briley did not support his famn
-A Case of Leprosy.
The British steamer Lombard arrived
at Mobile Thursday from Ship Island
quarantin~e with a case of well develop
ed leprosy on board in the person of a
Chinaman, a member (of the crew. This
s the vessel which was ordered to Ship
Island quarantine on June 14 with a
ease of yellow fever on board. Collec
tor Burke wired Washington for in
structions and received answer that the
leper should lbave been left at Mobile
Bay quarantine, but ordering that the
leper be quarantined on board and taken
from the United States when the vessel
Dying of Fever.
In consequence of the outbreak of
yellow fever at Santiago the garrison of'
Unied States troops has been removed
from the old Spanish barracks to a
comfortable camp in the hills, on the
road to El Morro. Thus far four soldi
ers have died of the fever, and there
are 1S cases in the hospitals. One
civilian has succumbed to the disease.
and there are three civilian suspects.
Massacre by Filipinos
Captain .Johuson Spicer, of the Brit
ish ship George T. H ay, recently from
Manila. has received a letter from his
brother, Capt. George Spicer. of the
British Ship Glooseap, saying that all
the adult male Sp'anish residents of
B~alabac. the extreme southwest island
of the Philipines, had been massacred
by the natives. The letter was given
t J. F. Whitney &~ Co., shipping
agents of 81 New street, and they sent
it to the maritime exchange, where it
was nasted on the bulletin board.
A BLACK S0LOMON.
Calmly Discusses the Race Ques
tion and Southern Lynching.
AN EVIL THAT IS BLIGHTING.
Pleads Not for the Negro Alone,
But for Southern Manhood.
The Growth of Mob
Brooker T. Washington, President of
the Colored Industrial and Normal
School at Birmingham, Ala., Wednes
day furnished the Associated Press an
elahirate discuszion of the race ques
tion in the form of a paper. Prof.
Washington begims his paper by saying
that while it is true that there are cases
of lynching and outrage in the northern
and western States, candor compels him
to admit that by far the most of the
cases of lynchings take place in our
southern States and most of the persons
lynched are Negroes.
"With all the cainestness of my
heart.- he says, "I want to appeal, not
to the president of the United States,
Mr. McKinley, not to the people of
New York nor of N..:w England, but to
the citizens of our southern States, to
assist in creating such a public senti
ment as will make human life here just
as safe and sacred as it is anywhere else
in the world."
The paper then offers a review of the
appeal that has been made through the
press and prominent men that the Ne
gro problem be left to the South. lie
recites that the whole country from the
the pre:ident down has been inclined to
do this. By the policy of non-inter
ference the South has been given a sa
Prof. Washington continues: "I fear
but few people in the South realize to
what an extent the habit of lynching
or the taking of life without due process
of law has taken hold of us, and to
what an extent it is not only hurting
us in the eyes of the world but injuring
our own material growth. Many good
people in the South and also out of the
South have gotten the idea that lynch
ing is resorted to for one crime only.
I have the facts from an authoritative
source. During the last year one hun
dred and twenty-seven persons were
lynched in the United States; of this
number 118 were executed in the South
and nine in the northwest; of the total
number lynched 102 were Negros, 23
whites and two Indians. Of this num
ber only 24 were charged in any way
with the crime of rape.
'Within a period of six years about
I900 persons have been lynched in our
southern States. This is but a few
hundred short of the total number of
soldiers who lost their lives in Cuba
during the war. If we could realize
still more fully how much further this
unfortunate habit is leading us-note
the classes of crime during a few
months which the local papers and the
Associated Press say that lynching has
been inflicted for-they include "mur
der, rioting, incendiarism, robbery, lar
ceny. self defense, insulhing women,
alleged poisoning, malpractice, alleged
bara burning, suspected robbery, race
prejudice, attempted murder and horse
stealing, mistaken identity," etc. The
practice has grown until we are now at
the point where not only blacks are
lynched in the South but white men as
well. Within the last six years at least
a half dozen coloted women have been
"I am not pleading for the Negro
alone. Lynching injures, hinders and
blunts the moral sensibilities of the
young and tender manhood of the
South. Never shall I forget the re
mark made by a little nine-year-old
white boy with blue eyes and flaxen
hair. The little fellow said to his
mother after he had returned from a
lynching: 'I have seen a man hanged.
Now I wish I could see one burned.'
Rather than hear such a remark from
one of my little boys 1 would rather
see him dead.
"There is too much crime among us.
The figures for a given period show that
in the United States 30 per cent. of the
crime committed is by Negroes, while
we constitute only about 12 per cent.
of the entire population. This propor
tion holds good not only in the South
but also in northern States and cities.
No race that is so largely ignorant and
so recently out of slavery could perhaps
show a better record, but we must face
these plain facts. A large amount of
the crime among us grows out of the
idleness of our young men and women.
It is for this reason that I have tried to
insist upon some industry being taught
our youug people in connection with
their course of literary traiming."
Prof. Washington concludes by ap
pealing to school teachers, ministers
and the press to arouse such a senti
ment regarding the committing of crime
against women that such a criime will
not be charged against any members of
tie race. lie says the Negro has
among the southern whites as good
friends as he has anywhere in the world
and advises him to stay here and work
out his salvation.
Strangled in Bed.
William HI. Hlux, near Brown Swamp
church was found dead in bed, lying
beside his wife on Tuesday morning,
the 13th inst. Wesley llux, at whose
house his grandson and family were
living, returned from a ncighbor's
Tuesday morning, where he had been
spending the night, and in attempting
to wake the occupants, found that
William was dead. lying on his face in
his own vomit, his wife lying by him
and a young man. Hlamp Collins. lying
nearby on the floor. The wife says
that she was awakened during the night
by her husband making a noise, but
paid no attention to it. Dr. Galbraith,
coroner, being notified, summoned a
jury and held an inquest, the verdict
being that the deceased came to his
death by smiothe ring, or strangulation.
T he indications point to Hlux's having
gone to bed in a state of intoxication,
with the above result.-Hlorry Hlearld.
Fast Bicycle Time.
Charles M1urphy, paced by a locomo
tive, rode a mile on a bicycie in one
minute and five seconds near Maywood.
Long Island, Wednesday. The ride
was a practice sprint.
AFTER ATLAN1'A'S MAYOR.
The Rev. Dr. Broughton Attacked
In a sensational sermon recently Dr.
L. G. Broughton, Pastor of the Baptist
Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga., called upon
the city council of that city to impeach
the Mayor, James G. Woodward. Dr.
Broughton said the chiaf executive was
a 'confessed gambler, a libertine, a sot
and a disgrace to the city."
At these words the audience of about
2.000 people, cheered. In the course
of his remarks, Dr. Broughton said:
"When the mayor was a member of an
important committee to go to Washing
ton on the matter of federal prison site,
he was drunk most of the time, and
there were other things that occurred
in connection with him that I hesitate
to mention from the pulpit. He should
be impeached at once. If the members
of the city council do not impeach him,
I shall take steps myself. No such
man has a right to be mayor of this
city. The situation is indecent and
When asked after the sermon why he
moved against 31ayor Woodward, Dr.
Broughton said: "I have given this
matter much consideration and I be
lieve I have taken a step in the right
direction. I know what I am talking
about. The actions of the present
mayor of Atlanta since he has held of
fice are a disgrace to the city and the
people this man represents.
'Mayor Woodward was informed of
Dr. Broughton's remarks. The execu
tive said: "I regard the statements of
Dr. Broughton as ridiculous. I ask the
public to suspend judgment." -
At a meeting of the city council on
Monday night, a committee of five was
appointed to investigate Dr. Brough
ton's charges. After due consideration
the committee reported that Mayor
Woodward should be impeached.
Upon this action of the city council
Mayor Woodward plead guilty to all of
the charges preferred against him, and
promised to reform.
A TOUGH YARN.
A Most Remarkable Tornado Story
The St. Paul dispatch says: "Proba
bly the most astounding story regarding
freaks of the New Richmond cyclone is
that related by W. McShane, given be
low. Your correspondent took special
pains to carefully investigate this tale,
and visited Mr. McShane at his resi
dence. The story was so remarkable
and all the facts for substantiating it
being at hand, I requested Mr. Mc
Shane to give me his sworn affidavit to
the circumstances, which he did. I
also verified the story by neighbors see
ing the unbroken windows and pieces
of the piano box lying about the yard.
The affidavit follows:
About the first of April, when I took
the storm windows off my house, I put
seven of them in an upright piano box,
placed at the end of a chicken coop at
the south side of the yard. I then se
curely nailed on the front of the box
with tenpenny nails so that there was
no opening to the box. I passed the
box five or six times a day, so that I
am confident it was there in same cnn
dition Mondiay night, June 12, before
the cyclone struck. Mrs. McShane es
caped the storm in a neighbor's cellar.
When she came back to the house, im
mediately after, she noticed the win
dows lying on the ground. I found the
seven windows with their double glass,
turned around endwise stacked up even
ly on top of each other. Not a pane of
glass was ciacked, and the piano box
had been torn entirely off. Pieces of
the box I found scattered about the
yard some distance away. The chicken
coop was uninjured.
"Subscribed to and sworn to before
me this 16th day of June, 1899.
J. B. Miner,
"Notary Public, Ramsey Co., Minn."
Pardons Granted and Refused.
Gov. McSweeney Wednesday granted
a pardon to A. H. Soil of Hampton, the
man who took away a gun while drunk
and was bringing-.it back when arrested.
He had served two years of a five years
term, being convicted of grand lar
On the recommendation of the judge
and solicitor backed by strong petitions
the governor has also pardoned Joe
Williams of Orangeburg who was con
victed in January, 1898 of arson.
He has refused to grant pardons in
the cases of J. W. Carter, convicted in
Colleton of obtaining money under false
pretenses; Lee Bryant convicted in
Clarendon county and Ben. Wallace
sent up from Colleton for grand lar
The Filipino's Cannon.
According to Gen. Anderson, com
manding the department of the Lakes,
the heavy losses of the American troops
in the recent engagements with the Fil
ipinos at Los Pinas and Bakoor, south
of Manila, were caused by the artillery
which Admiral Dewey presentid to
Aguinaldo last winter. The bitteries
in position, Gen. Anderson says, are
being operated by Spanish prisoners
who have been released by Aguinaldo
with the understanding that they en
list in the insurgent army. Gen. An
derson took the first detachment of
troops to the Philippines last fall and
was a prominent figure in the first ne
gotiations with the Filipino govern
A Smallpox Cure.
The governor gets all kinds of letters
from all kinds of people living in all
parts of the country. Friday he got
one from a fellow who signs himself
John G. Schultz of "Withrop Heights,
D. C." He says he saw a statement in
the Charleston Messenger of recent
date that there was smallpox at Bates
burg. Then he says: "I offer you a
simple cure for the disease: One ounce
of cream tartar; pour on the same one
pint of boiling water; let it cool and
then let the patient drink of it; will
cure the patient in three days."
Is it the best? Taste and see. Best
in taste, best in results. No nauseat
ing dose, but so pleasant an~d natural in
effects that you forget you have taken
medicine-Life for the Liver and Kid
Because They Were Willing to
Work in the Mines
IN THE PLACE OF STRIKERS.
The Row Took Place at Evans
ville, Indiana. Repetition
of the Pana Riots
The first bloodshed of the miners'
strike, that has been in progress at
Evansville, Ind., for two months, oc
curred shortly after midnight. It had
been decided by the proprietors of the
Sunny Side mine that foreign miners
would be imported to start the mines.
This decision was made known to the
union men when the Chicago scale had
been offered them without recognizing
About thirty colored miners from
Madisonville, Ky., came in over the
Louisville and Nashville and were met
at the station by James H. Moore,
bookkeeper and a stockholders in the
Sunny Side company. The .wagonette
was driven by Edward Geiger, son of
the priprietor of a large furniture store,
and one of the most popular young men
in the city.
The company's plant is located on the
northwestern edge of the city, and
about a quarter of a mile from Salt
Wells, and is reached by a road branch
ing from the right of West Maryland
Mr. Moore and Mr. Geiger were in
the front of the wagonette. While the
vehicle was passing a vacant lot just
before -making a turn in the road to go
to the mines, parties on the sides of
the road fired in the dark upon the men
in the wagonette. The volley produced
great excitement among the occupants
of the wagonette, and the driver, whip
ping up his horses, hurried to the mine
while those who had done the firng es
caped in the darkness.
A few minutes later Patrolman Rus
ton appeared on the scene, having been
attracted by the firing. It seems that
one or two of those who had fired on
the wagonette, remained in the neigh
borhood, and seeing the policeman,
opened fire on him. The shot struck
against the back part uf'his helmet,
and he was not injured. Three other
officers reached the place soon after
wards, but they were not fired upon.
Physician3 were summoned immedi
ately, the men were put in a place of
safety and the wounded men given
Moore, who was suffering intensely,
refused to be given attention until the
men were disposed of safely. He is at
St. Mary's hospital and this morning is
resting easy. with some hope of his re
Charles Smith, one of the wounded
Negroes, is in a critical condition.
John Smith, another Negro seriously
injured, is in better condition this
morning, with hope of his recovery.
Ed Geiger, .thc driver, whose ear was
clipped off has a severe wound.
Henry Smith, colored, and John
Norsweather, also colored, were slight
The assault upon these men has
caused a feeling of uneasiness to pre
vail in the city. It is feared the scenes
at Pana will be reenacted here if fur
ther attempts are made to import min
ers. The Sunny Side mine remains
closed today, and the imported men are
in hiding. The proprietors refase to
discuss the affair at all and refuse to di
vulge any plans.
The serious wounding of Moore, their
bookkeeper, has made a deep impres
sion on the management. The mine is
getting into a serious condition because
of the lack of operation. It is a ma
chine mine and'for this reason the lon
ger it remains idle the heavier its loss.
Fred Dilcher, the national committee
man of the United Mine Workers of
America, and State Secretary Kennedy,
deny all knowledge of the shooting,
and say they are as much surprised as
anyone over the affair.
A Tale of Horror.
A story of possible cannibalism on
the Yukon trail has just reached Circle
City, Alaska. Three men left there in
December last for Jimtown and were
not heard of again till the steamer Ride
out, which arrived today, brought a
terrible tale of suffering and horror.
The men were Michael Daly, Victor
Ediar and M. Provost. They were
from Providence, R. I., Woonsoc'ket,
R. I., and Brockton, Mass., respective
ly. Their bodies were discovered 17
miles from the mouth of Old Man's
creek, they having lost the trail and
become bewildered. Having left Dahl
river with only three weeks food, but
which was amply sufficient for the 150
miles to J1imtown, they were soon re
duced to starvation.
Daly's body was found partly eaten,
on the stove in the tent just as it was
left when death oQvertook the others.
Some scraps of moose hide and mocca
sin were found, of which they were
endeavoring to make a stew. Daly's
body was identified by the clothes.
The other two men were found dead
five miles away from the tent. The
fact of the tent flaps being shut down
when found, would seem to preclude
the possibility of Daly's body having
been eaten by animals. The other
men doubtless were driven by hunger
to the awful extremity of cannibalism.
Four hundred dollars were found on the
The Rights of the Dog.
Following the decision of a few days
ago on the rights of the dog the su
preme court has handed down another
decision relating thereto. This time
the court takes the position that when
a dog gets on a railroad track it is the
business of the dog to get out of the
way of the train and not of the train
to get out of way of the dog. In other
words if a dog is killed by a train the
railroad company is not not liable for
kamages as in the case of stock.
Many sunstrokes in the North and
none in the South during the recent
heat wave again emphasizes the fact
that the climate of this section is really
milder than in higher latitudes, in
summer as well as in winter.
THE CROPS AND WEATHER.
What the Department of Agriculture
Says About Them.
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the South Carolina section of the
climate and crop service of the United
States weather bureau issued last week
by Director Bauer:
The week ending Monday, June 19th,
was intensely hot during the first four
days and abnormally cool the remain
der of the week. The extreme maxi
mum was 103, and the minimum 53 de
The rainfall was general on the 1Gth
and 17th, and in places heavy. The
week's rainfall exceeding four inches
at Blackville, and over three inches at
a number of points, with few places
only that had less than an inch of rain.
Over the greater portion of the State,
it came in the form of a gentle soaking
The extreme heat and dryness of the
early part of the week were detrimental
to the development of all crops except
cotton, and caused much suffering
among workmen and animals in prose
cuting the cultivation of field crops, but
the cooler weather and generally copi
ous rainfall of the close of the week
have changed the conditions materially
for the better.
Cotton made rapid growth during the
week following the rains of last week
and the high temperature-favorable
conditions for it. Tie early planted
has excellent stands and is fruiting
well, and some is blooming. Late
planted has neither good stands nor
seasonable size. Sea Island cotton is
very promising. Grasshoppers are eat
ing cotton just coming up in the ex
treme western counties.
The condition of corn was improved
by receiving the much needed moisture
and by the drop in temperature. Old
corn is in silk and tassel, and is being
laid by. In the southeastern counties
some corn was ruined by the drought.
Wire or bud worms continue to destroy
corn in a few counties. A few localities
report the crop very promising.
Tobacco was greatly improved by the
rains, but it has poor stands, and has
been seriously injured by worms in
Marion; transplanting just finished in
Newberry: contemplated acreage re
duced in Darlington. Topping has be
June rice about all planted. The
crop is generally doing well, but cater
pillars continue to infest it in locali
Wheat and oats threshing well under
way. Yield of wheat below the aver
age, while oats are very poor general
Pastures have started new growth.
Melons bearing and growing well. Wild
berry crop very poor. Peas being sown
on stubble lands and with corn. Dane
and sorghum vary in condition accord
ing to previous rainfall. Grass fatten
ed cattle now being marketed.
Gold and Silver.
Director of the Mint Roberts on
Monday announced his final estimate
of the gold and silver production in the
United States during the calendar year
1898. It is as follows:
Gold. fine ounces
Alabama.. . . 5,000 $ 100
Arizona... 2.465.100 2,246.800
California... 15,637.800 642.300
ColoL'do.... 23,195 300 22,815,600
Georgia... 128.600 500
Idaho....... 1,716,900 5,073,800
Michigan... 100 32,400
Montana.... 5,126,900 14.807.200
New Mexico. 539,000 425 300
N. Carolina.. 84 000 700
Oregen...... 1,117600 130.00
S. Carolina.. . 104 200 300
S. Dakota.. -.. 5, h9.700 152,300
Texas..... 300 472.900
Washington.. 766,200 254,400
Wyoming.... 5300 100
Totals....- $64,463 090 $51,438,000
Total for 1897 $57,333.000 $33,860,000
A Good Showing.
Administration economica, which is
charged with the disbursement of the
finances ef the provisional government
of Havana, and the province, published
a statement showing that from January
to May, inclusive, the receipts were
$763,194 and. the expenses $178,228,
the balance being cash on hand. This
causes general astonishment among the
Cubans and is unprecedented in the
history of Havana. Never before have
the figures been published openly. The
ofiials, formerly, merely made semi
oficial statements, which were not
itemized. No two years of the Spanish
regime have yielded as much as the past
five months. The English La Lucha,
in an editoriel based on this fact, says
the Cubans and Americans are watch
ing the results of military rule, recogniz
ing the irnmense influence which will
be exerted in the future political strug
gle by the present campaign, and adds:
"The greatest praise is due to the Am
ericans here at this evidence of their
intent to maintain methods of the
Drowned in Lake Waccamaw.
Two bright boys, Edmond McLaurin
and John Murphy, aged respectively
14 and 15, were drowned Thursday in
Lake Waccamaw, Columbus County,
N. C. They went to the lake on an ex
cursion, run from Wilmington, given by
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Sunday
school. The remains were brought to
the city on the excursion train at 6
o'clock and were met at the depot by
members of the respective families.
Edmond McLaurin was the son of Mr.
W. S. McLaurin, a well-known busi-,
ness man of Wilmington, and John
Murphy was the son of Mrs. Sarah
Murphy, a widow lady, who resides on
The riots in southern India have
spread to Travamoore, where the police
have been severely beaten and forced to
retire. The rioters have seized a num
ber of guns and a quantity of ammuni
tion. They are cutting off the ears of
their opponents in order to obtain their
ear rings more expeditiously. About
450 houses have been burned at Sam-I
DISAFFECTION IN CHEROKEE.
Seceders from York County Long for
The Spartanburg correspondent of
The News and Courier recently men
tioned the fact that people living in a
certain strip that had been cut off from
Spartanburg and used as a part of the
new couuty of Cherokee were very much
dissatisfied with the new arrangement
and would probably make an effort at
an early day to have themselves restored
to their first love. Well, they had just
better not, because there is no possible
chance. Such an arrangement would
destroy the new county altogether, as
there are other sections equally as dis
satisfied as those taken from Spartan
burg, and if it should be allowed to
withdraw from Cherokee there would
be a general revolt.
Several days ago, while on a business
trip in Cherokee Township, which is
now a part of the new county of the
same name, but was originally a part of
York county,your correspondent learned
the sentiments of the people who had
voluntarily left an old and tried friend
for a new and untried cne. They do
not approve of the methods in vogue in
the new county and also claim that
taxes are considerably higher. They
also make the charge that the county
seat, Gaffney, is in the saddle and is
using all her power to build up and im
prove herself and immediate vicinty at
the expense of the balance of the coun
ty. Several citizens of Cherokee Town
ship claim that if it was possible to
have the question voted on again as to
whether or not they would stay in
Cherokee or return to York there
would not be twelve votes in the town
ship in favor of remaining.
There is very little sympathy for
former fellow citizens in what is left of
York county. They were thoroughly
warned as to what they might expect
before they took the step. Following
were the leading inducements held out
to them by the advocates of the new
county: "Unless you come with us a
new county will be made out of a part
of Chester, Lancaster, York and a
strip from North Carolina. with Rock
Hill as the county seat, and then your
taxes will be so high as to virtually
amount to confiscation."
The second inducement was the mat
ter of great convenience for those who
had business at the Court House. The
third was that Gaffney would, all alone
by herself. build a handsome Court
House and mob proof jail, and last,
and this was the winning card, Chero
kee Township should forever have the
privilege of choosing the State Senator,
one Representative, the clerk of Court,
sheriff and auditor. This proposition
was of sufficient breadth, height and
depth to include the leading aspirants
for political preferment in Cherokee
Township, and they forthwith went to
work to carry the election in favor of
At the election that followed one of
their number was elected sheriff and
another as auditor. At the election
last fall the sheriff was a candidate for
reelection, but was defeated, and the
auditor made a narrow escape, and your
correspondent's informant said that it
is the understanding at headquarters
that he is to be retired in 1900. le is
a one-legged Confederate soldier and
is said to be competent.
Cherokee Township politicians are
thoroughly disgusted. Instead of build
ing a Court House in accordance with
the written agreement, a town hall,
which had been erected several years
previous and was not well adapted to
the purpose, was palmed off on the new
county by the town of Gaffney, and
matters have been so arranged that the
necessary jail is to be erected by Chero
kee County.--News ind Courier.
Patrolman 3Mahoney, of Buffalo, N.
Y., recently saw a man and a woman
walking round and rourd the block,
neither speaking to the other, the wo
mans eyes being intently fixed on the
ace. When the policeman took
hold of the woman she came out of an
apparent hypnotic state and asked
him to take her out of the man's power.
She said she had never seen the man
before. He had approached her on the
street, she said, turned her face toward
the light, made a few passes before her
eyes and without a word walked up the
street. compelliag her to walk with him.
She tried to leave him but could not.
The woman. who is Miss Lillian Beaton,
told her story to a police justice. The
man, who is known as Joseph McAuley,
refused to say a word. Police Sergeant
Nah reported that another woman had
made a similar complaimt against Mc
Auley a few days before. The justice
sentenced McAuley to 25 days impris
onment, which he received without
breaking silence. lie is about 30 years
A Good Hot Weather Item.
Something new in trusts is the liquid
air trust, for which articles of incorpora
tion have been filed in Delaware on a
capital of $10,000,000. Few of us had
supposed that .the liquid air business
had reached that stage. It is only a
step to an air trust that shall control
the atmosphere and rent air meters to
go with every pair of lungs. The liquid
air chaps. it may be added, propose to
supplant the ice dealers. One gallon
of the liquid air is equal to a ton of
ice, one ton will keep a house down to
60 degrees on the hottest days. Such
is the talk of the incorporation. A gal
lon or two of the stuff would have been
a great boon to us during the recent hot
Death of H. B. Plant.
Henry Bradley Plant, president of
the Plant Investment company, con
trolling the great system of hotels and
railroads on the west coast of Florida
and the line of steamers from Tampa to
Hlabana, died suddenly Friday night
at his residence in New York. Mr.
Plant, who was in his S0th year, had
not been in the best health for several
years, but, except brief intervals of ill
ness, was actively engaged in the direc
tion of his vast enterprises up to within
a few hours of his death.
It is said that if lamp chimneys.
tumblers or other glass dishes are placed
in cold water, with half a cup of water.
which is brought slowly to a boil and
boiled a half hour, then allowed to cool
in the water, they will resist any sud
den changes of temperature without
WHAT CAUSES IT.
Evidence as to Depression of
DUE TO MONOMETALLISM.
Witness Interrupted by Oppon
ents of Silver and Was
Not Allowed to Pro.
ceed on That Line.
Joseph B. Ager, president of the
Maryland State Grange, was before the
industrial commission at Washington
Thursday. He said that a trust among
the farmers such as was suggested by
Mr. Havemeyer was impracticable,
owing to the difficulty of getting the
farmers to hold up prices. Speaking
of colored labor, he said it was unreli
able because of the natural indolence
and indifferEnce of individuals of the
colored race. Liquor he regarded as
the great bane of that people. and re
sponsible for nine-tenths of the crimes
committed by them. Mr. Ager con
sidered the condition of the average
farmer as worse than it was 20 years
ago, but he believed money invested in
farming safer than in other lines of
L. W. Youmans of South Carolina
occupied the witness stand during the
afternoon session. He said the agri
cultural interest of the south was great
ly depressed, and he attributed the de
pression to the fact that silver was not
recognized as a money metal. He said
there had not been an increase of the
volume of money to correspond with
the increase of population. As a conse
quence there had been a general de
preciation of values. He was proceed
ing to develop his views upon this point
when Maj. Farquhar made a point of
order against the character of the tes
timony, and this point was sustained
by the chair (Hon. A. L. Harris) after
a somewhat spirited encounter between
Representative Livingston and the Re
Mr. Youmans then proceeded to
other considerations. He thought the
tariff also an obstacle to progress, say
ing that while the cotton grower of the
United States was compelled to com
pete with the cheap labor of the world
in sales abroad, he was not allowed to
buy the product of that labor in other
articles abroad withing paying a duty
of 40 per cent. upon it. As remedies
he suggested the free coinage of silver,
a lower tariff and local banks of issue.
He had tried the diversification of crops
and had not been successful.
Mr. Youmans said he had no fault
to find with colored labor, and thatie
preferred it infinitely to importe& la
bor. "I employ 300 or 400 Negroes,
he said, "and I find them docile and
willing to work. I go away and leave
my family among them, feeling confi
dent of their safety and protection."
He thought, however, that the Negro
as a rale irresponsive to the efforts to
educate him, and while he willingly
paid his- share for such efforts at edu;
cation, he considered the money so
spent as thrown away.
Tornadoes have been known in Amer
ica for a century or more, and thou
sands yf persons have been killed and
injured by them. A record of these
visitations since 1794 shows tremen
dous loss of life and property. On Feb
ruary 9, 1884, the country from the
Mississippi River to the Atlantic was
the dancing ground for sixty terrible
tornadoes, which killed 800 people,
and injured nearly 3.000, while they
reduced to ruins 10,000 buildings. Dur
ing the period from 1794 down to the
present time the most disastrous tor
nado wa0 that at St. Louis on May 27.
1896. The precise number of persons
killed has never been known, but the
dead were several hundred and the in
jured many more. One of the earliest
tornadoes on record was on May 7,
1840, in Adams County, Mississippi,
when 317 people were killed. The
same place was revisited two years later
when 500 were killed. The property
loss was very great. Louisville was
stricken in 1890, but the same csity was
visited by a whiriwind as long ago as
August 27, 1854. At that time twen
ty-five persons were killed
Collided With a Whale.
The Cleveland Leader says: "Lieut.
F. L. Chadwick of the United States
navy is visiting his uncle, Dr. L. S.
Chadwick, of Euclid avenue. During
the war with Spain Lieut. Chadwick
served on the cruiser Raleigh. He en
tered Manila bay when Dewey made his
famous dash into the harbor. Lieut.
Chadwick said recently that on his
return trip there was a collision with a
huge whale that was sleeping on the
water. Lieut. Chadwick was on watch
when the boat gave a luich. "I thought
we had run on some hidden rocks," he
said. "I rushed to the rail and found
that the ram of the cruiser was fast in
the side of a whale forty feet long.
The engines had to be reversed before
the whale was released. He floated
away dead. You may think that is a
fish story, but it is an actual fact, and
the cruiser's log will verify it."
Schley and Wheeler Honored.
The honorary degree of LL. D. was
Thursday conferred by Georgetown
University on Rtear Admirals Winfield
Scott Schley and Geo. WV. Melville;
Major General Joseph 'Wheeler, Hon.
W. Bourke Cochran, of New York; Dr.
Samuel Busey, District of Columbia;
Dr. Daniel Bower, of Illinois, and Hon
Thomas, Herran, United States of Co.
lumbia. General Wheeler, Dr. Bower
and Honorable Thomas Herran were
A Substitute for Cotton.
Consul Makin, of Reichenberg, Austria
ports a process in vogue there for mak
ing artificial cotton from shavings of
the fir trec. The shavings are steamed,
soaked in sodium lye and heated under
pressure, with the result of converting
them into celulose. This has castor
oil. caffeine and gelatin added to it, and
is then reeled off into threads, much
after the manner of artificial silk. Lo
cal authorities expect to compete with
the cotton product of America, but the
South will probably still make cotton