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xO XV. lA NNI N Gr S. C,~ WEIDNESDAY,__NOVEMBER I 89
IN GREAT UL
Contest in Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska
and Kentucky are Close.
MARYLAND IS ALL RIGHT.
Boss Hanna's Trust Speech is
Helping the Democrats in
Ohio and McLeanlis
The New York Berald publisices a
forecast of the state elections to be held
November 7. in Ohio, IKentucky. lolla,
Nebraska, Maryland, Virginia, Massa.
chusetts and other states, in which it
undertakes to indicate how' the sev'ral
states will go. The leraId's iiveti
gations show that the rerult in scvrral
of the states is vLry doubtful. and that
either party may reasonably claii the
advantage. This is regarded as signiii
cant, as few of the Republican or Inde
pendent papers concede that the Dem
ocrats have .tny show in Ohio or Iowa or
As to Uhio, The Herald says:
"It is estimated that in the coming
Ohio state election Samuel M. Jones,
the "golden rule' independent candi
date for governor, will receive about
one hundred thousand votes. It is
also estimated that the total vote will
be about eight hundred and fifty thous
and. It is evident that Jones is draw
ing his strength about evenly from both
old parties, although in sonic sections
he is drawing more from one than the
"Senator Hannarefused today io give
out any estimates on the result, except
to say that he is confident that George
K. Nash would be elected by a hand
some plurality. Should Jones receive
one hundred thousand drawing equally
from both parties, it ;ill make little
difference in the general result, and, as
nearly as can be predicted at this time,
the Republican candidate will be elect
ed by a plurality at least as large as
that received by Governor Bushnell in
"Features of the last week's fight
have been the campaigning tour of
William J. Bryan, the visit ot Presi
dent McKinley, the presence of Gover
nor Roosevelt of New York, and the
important utterances of Senator Hanna
on the Philippine war and the trust
question. Another feature that will
havean important bearing upon the
campaigning is the wonderful fight
which Jones is making.
"The utterances of Senator Hanna
on the trust question will cause consid
erable trouble for the Republican party.
The Democratic press has already
charged Senator Hanna with defending
trusts and repudiating the trust plank
of the Republican platform.
"In several interviews Mr. Hanna
has repudiated the stories that he is op'
posed to the trust Plank, but his ex
planations have not been clear or com
prehensive enough fr the average vo
ter. It is feared that his speeches on
this question will be a serious detri
ment to the party's cbances of success.
"Money is being iavishly used in the
present fight. and it is a safe estimuate
that before the etuaiagn is tover more
than $1,000,000 will have been expend
ed by both parties.
John R. McLean says be is confident
he will be elected by as good a uajori
ty over the Republican candidate as
was received by Goveinor Campbell
'when elected as Democratic governor
in 1889, when he defeat cd Foraker by
"The Kentucky gubernatorial elec
tion will be held on Tuesday. Novem
ber 7, but not even at this late day is
tbs current of popular feeling setting
so strongly in one direction that its
flow can be easily determined. There
are two Democratie tickets and one
"Both Democratic tickets are plant
ed on free silver platforrns, and both
are advocating Bryan for pressenrt.
Republicans are united and harmoni
ous. Seemingly, hrpublicans should
be sure of victory, a'nd trecy are confi
dent, yet the result isin great doubt.
William Sylvester Taylor head of. the
Republican ticket. a-d is associates
are confident. Secna or Gzoebel, head of
the regular Democrat- c ket, i.s eer
tain he will be the next governor by 10
or 15 thousand plurality
"Mr. Goebel does r.ot believe the
nomination of former Govera=-John
Young Brown on an independen: 'icket
has added to the opposition to th. reg
ular Democracy. lHe be:lieves Broiwn
may get ten thousand votes, but s:ys if
the ticket had not been. r,ominaitou.e
regular Democrats would have beeon so
apathetic he would have been defeated
as Hardin was in 1895.
"Mr. Goebel attaohes no great tnt
-portance to the Brown ticket. and no
estimate outside of thus of Brown s
supporters puts his voite above 20'00
while one-half that seemws a fair esti
"Republicans, however, believe ihe
bolt so formidable that they are declar
ing Brown will get 40.000 votes. ana
that Taylor's plurality wiil be :-0,000.
This estimate is for public consump
tion. The close calculators really fig
ure on a Taylor plurality of 5.000 - to
15,000. They declare they will carry
the third, fifth. sixth, eighth, ninth
and eieventh districts. C(ances are
good for them in the third an the
fourth is doubtful.
'"The fifth district incl. 'es Loujis
ville and Jefferson county. Louvil
is undoubtedly Republican thool it
went Democratic ir the e \ty , n
-but here is where the lncepenaent
ticket has its greatest strength. lere
is also a heavy gold D~emocratie vote
which will go for neither D~emneoratie
-TIIE OTIlERt STATEs.
"In Virrinia the contest is for the
legislature. and the issue is the eeeion
of United States Senators by the peo
ple. Democrats will carry the legisla
ture, and a mtajerity of t..e members
will undoubtedly vote for the re elec
tion of Martin as senator.
"Massachusetts p-ohuteians are figur
ing chiefly on the size of the Repubhi
ean majority. Republicans will be
satisfied with anything above fifty
thoua majority, and Democrats will
i 'ati4tid if tie ca kae. the tiures
ucowy forty thousand.
"Eac ~party is declaring it will win
in Iowa. but Rlepublicans fc.ci entire-ly
-afe for both governor and legislature.
At the begin1.ing of the cam ai.ra there
was some tear as to the effect of impe
riasm-rn on the foreign burn voters, but
itepublicans say this issue has no:
proved of any use to the Democrats.
The latter declare ;uite the contrary.
nim has been made the issue
by the fusionists in Nebraska. where
Republicans are workinz carnestly to
carry the state. The Fusionists base
their hopes of success largely ou the
defection of the German votes, who are
declared to be solid.y in opposition to
the expansion polley. Irdieatious are
that the Republicans will make sub
stantial gains, if they do not carry the
T -e indications are that Marxland.
which has gone Riepublicau i her last
two electior;,. will returs to the Deio
cratie colun on the 7th. At least this
is the toutleok at this time.
THEY WEBE STARVING.
Passengers Arrive at Seattle in De
After a vovage of 28 days from Cape
Nome, during which two men died ftom
starvation atd others were half crazed
fro!: -vant oA food and water, the
eh , r H<, ra arriv( d at Seatle Wed
icC Y with uearly 200 passengers on
b,:.ri. News of the wretehei plight of
th. ilera's passengers was brought here
Sunday nig lit by the steamer Lakme.
The revenue cuttr Graut and the tug
Sea Loan. inmediately started after the
schooner. They succeeded in finding
it Tutsday about fifty miles off Cape
The tNwo deaths reported are those of
J. S. 1,yan. came on board a well man.
but throuzh bad food became ill. and
owing to tack of attentiou gradually
.w worse. until he died on October
li;,h. The )ther case is much the same.
George Lamby, through want of nour
ishmenut and confinement in ill-ventila
ted quarters, was taken ill with typhoid
fever and died on October 21st. While
he was sick he had absolutely no medi
cal attention. Both men were buried
From the statements of other pas
sengers it is learned that the agent of
ship at Nome guaranteedi them plenty
of good provisions or the way down.
They were chargcd -50 for their pas
sage. When they were a few days out
meat, sugar and butter ran out. The
menu consisted of s.lt pork and canned
mutton. There was a little dried fruit
on board, but only enough to supply
the table three times with dried peaches
and twice with dried prunes. From
that time on for nearly 24 days their
food consisted )f flour and coffee. There
was plenty of flour but the water was
short. Four days ago the last unpala
table salt horse was consumed. Uad it
not been for rain storms which fell for
a few days, they. would havebeen with
out water also.
When the Hera anchored out in the
stream the majority of the men were so
weak that they could not carry their
zold dust ashore without assistance.
'everal passengers were crazed from
their terrible experience and had to be
carred ashore and taken care of. Ex'en
takinir their terrible voyage into emi
sideration, the passengers unite in de
laring Nome to be the greatest camp
on earth, and many of them will return
in the spring.
Remirakable Yield of Wheat.
The Carolina Spartan says Mecklen
hz- County, N. C., has no doubt again
Id the United States in growing wheat.
Tlhe Charlotte Oli and Fertilizer Co.,
'ad 145 acres, and Mr. Fred Oiiver 210
acres. making 355 acres of wheat grown
by one manager, Mr. Oliver. This
wheat sufe~red from the excessive rains
and cold weather experienced by the
whole winter wheat territory last win
ter. and the vyli was cut off at least
50 per cent. by the damage done. It
ave an average yield, however, of 20
bushels to the acre. Many acres that
were so si'uated as to be protected by
good dratinage and by surrounding
woods, gave y ieldof ov'er 40 bushels per
are. Mr. Oliver claims he can raise
40 to 50 bushels of wheat per acre with
favorable seasons. The fcrtilizer used
last season cost $4.S0 per iaere, and it
would i~c doubt have given double the
yield of wheat if the weather had been
favorable. Why raise cotton: when you
can get morc money value from wheat,
with less labor and expense. and at the
same time have a charnee to grow on
samec land, san:' season. another crop
eithei of peas, millet or corn. The farm
ers in the South will be much more in
dependent when they raise all the wheat,
corn and hogs and cattle that they con
sumie and only half as much cotton as is
Thbe tollowing data, covering a period
of twenty-eight years, have been coin
piled from the weather bureau records
at Charleston for the month (of Novem
ber: Mecan cr normal temperature 58
derees. The warmest month was that
of 1S', with ant averag~e of t73 degrees.
The coldest msonth was tha of 1872,
with an avenage of 54 dezrees. The
hi;het temiperature was S2 degrees on
Noensbe 13 1879. The lowe-t tem
prature was ... degrees on November
:'. 3>72 Average date on which first
-killini frost oceuirred in autumn.
Novei~er 30. Aver-a'e date on which
lat "killin frost o eurred in spring,
31arch: Average precipitation for the
mon th. 92 in ches. Average number
of days with .01 et an inch or more, S.
T he 'reatest monthly precipuitation was
T.4 inehes ia 1SSS. The least month
ly precipitation was 0.:33 inches in
1,0 Th -areatest amount of precipi
ta on recorded in any twenty-four eon
ecu -v imuurs was 5.S4 inchtes on No
vemjber 1W and 17, 1$SIJ. Average
nuaaer o.-ele-ar days. 13: partly cloudy
days. 1; eLoudy day s 7. The prevail
ing s wind have been from the north
eat, 22 per centum. The hig'hest ye
lcity of ti:e wind was 4'0 miles from the
east on November 14, 188s.
Don't Like Our Style.
The 1Filipinos, like the Spaniards,
d0 not like the style of American tight
inc. A letter from M1anila says the
- 'ittle brown men" complain that the
Americans --do not tight fair," in that
"instead of going back after a battle tc
have dinner and smoke cigarettes, they
keep on going ahead and want to fight
That is What Witnesses Swears
About Ouzts Statement.
IN REFERENCETO COL VANCE
The Ex-Commissioner Submits
His Side of the Case in
the Form of Affida
To the People (f South Carolina.
Mr. Ouzts in one'of his clh;ptars of
revelations, has seen fit to make charges
against me. For two years I held the
p-)-ition of conisifsicner at the State
dispecnsary. The first year Mr. Ouzts
wa. the s .ippir-g cltrk: the second Year
he was my contidcential clerk and book
keeper. My desk was never locked.
As my confidential ek-rk Mr. Ouzrs
opened all my mail, and at all times
had free access to all my papers. Dar
ing the two year that we worked to
gether Mr. Ouzts at all timos treated
.ne with the utmost eturzesy and con
sideration, and I met him in the same
spirit. I could submit other affidavits,
but think the following suliient to re
ply to Mr. Ouzts:
S. W. Vance.
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 26, 1S!9.
State of South Carolina-llichland
Personally appeared before we D 31
Miles, who being duly sworn say. that
he is the chairman of the State board of
control; that he has read in the papers
the statenent of 1) A G Ouzts that Col
Vance, when commissioner, had paid
to Mr. Earhardt the sum of $12 with
out his knowledge .r consent, atni pro
nounces the same to be ablo'lutely
false. D M Miles.
Sworn to before me this 17th Oct.,
399. B. C. Webb, N. P.
State of South Caroliia-iehland
Personally appeared before me M 11
Cooper, who being duly sworn, says
that he is secretary of state for South
Carolina, that he has read in the papers
the statement of D A G Ouzts in refer
ence to the changing of prices of cer
tain liquors and wines by Col Vance.
the commissioner, and that he had coi
plained of the same to other members
of the board and pronounces the said
statement to be absolutely false.
M R Cooper.
Sworn to before me this 18th Oct.,
1S99. D H Means, N P.
State of South Carolina-Richland
Pk rsonally appeared before me N H
Mobley, who being duly sworn, says
that he is one of the bookkeepers in the
State dispensary; that he has read in
the papers the statement of D A G
Ouzts in reference to the sale to him
by Col Vance, then commissioner, of
one gray horse; that he bought the horse
openly and fairly, after the other bids
had been rejected, and that any state
ment by D A G Ouzts to the contrary
is absolutely false. M111 Mobley.
Sworn to before me this 19th Oct.,
199. Ben j. C. Webb, N P for S C.
Smae of South Carolina-Richiland
Personally appeared before me J P
Easer, who being duly sworn, says
that he is an emiploye at the State dis
pensary; that he worked there while
C>l, Vance was commissioner: that he
has read in the papers the statement of
D A G Onzts that last Christmas.
through some of the hands, Col. Vance
gave to the railroad employes $20.00
worth of whiskey; that he was the man
who carried the whiskey to the depot;
that to te best of his recollection Col.
ance sent by him six bot tles of X rye
iints on the day before Chaistmas to
the hands at the depot who handled the
dispensary shipments; that six bottles
of X rye pints were wotth about 52 00:
that the statement of D A G Ouzts that
Col. Vance sent $20i worth of whiskey
to the railroad hands is absolutely false.
J P Easler.
S.worn to before me this 19th Oct.,
1899. Benj. C Webb,
N.>ary Public for S C.
State of South Carolina-Richland
Per.sonally appeared before me H lB
Howie, who being duly sworn, says
that he hasread in the papers the state
ment of D A (3 Ouzts in reference to
the sale of some contraband wine to
himself and W J Hill by Commis
sioner Vance; that at the time of the
sale of the wine M1essrs Williams aaid
Douthit were in the board room; that
Cl. Vance took a sample of the wine
to them accompanied by himself and
W J Hill: that Williens tasted the
wine, arnd remarked that "it tasted like
pokeberry juice, and was unfit to drink.
1r Douthit upon tastinir it pronounced
it worthless: that Col. Vance said he
thoucht it pretty fair claret wine, and
could sell it for 10 cents per gallon:
that Mlessrs. Williams and
Douthit told him to sell it
immediately: that the statement of D)
A. G3. Ouzts that Col. Vance sold this
wine on his own motion is absolutely
false. 11. B. Hlowie.
Sworn to before mc this 25th day of
IOct.,1899. Winthrop Williams.
N. P. S. C.
State of South Carolina-Rlichland
Personally appeared before me T. W.
Collins. G3 B Pettigrew, .J E Earhardt,
J P Edasler and RI C MIeCants. who be
ing duly sworn say that they are cmi
plyes at the State dispemary, that
thev were there while Col Vance was
coiuissioner: that they have read the
statement of D) A G3 Uuzts in the pa
pers in reference to Col Vance tryine
to compel the emiployes to vote for
Sloan in the last municipal election;
that Col Vance never intimated to them
that he ha.d any choice in the matter.
nor do they know of Col Vance having
spoken to any of the employcs about
whom they should vote for. and that
to the best of their belief and informa
tion the statement of D) A G3 Ouzts is
(3 B Pettigrew,
RI C MeCants.
Sworn to before me this 1th day of
Oct., Benj. C Webb.
N)ary Public for S.C.
State of South CaroAir.a-lichland
Personally appeared before me John
Black. who being duly sworn, says that
he is the shipping clerk at the State
dispensary; that he filled said p'osition
12 months while Col Vance was com
niissioner; that never at any time did
Commissioner Vance intimate to him
in the rcmotes degrce than he would
prefer any one brand of whi-key ship
ped to another; that he has read in the
papers the statement made by 1) A G
Ouzis that Col Vance pressed the ship
ment of Crtain liquors: that to the
best of hi. belief and information said
stateuent is absolutely false.
Sworn to before me this 19th Oct.,
Benj. C Webb.
Notary Public for S. C.
UZ'rS AS KS FoR TI IE RECOID .\ND 1;ETS
IT-IN 'ITE NE".
In his card published October 21st,
Mr. Ounzts. iu speakina of his "revela
tions,- "I desire to say I am ready to
stand by the record as to the truth of
the same, and demand by the records I
Stat- cf South CArolinw -Ileichland
Personally appeared before B. C.
Webb, who being duly sworn. says that
he is the clerk of the State board of
control that he held samn position
while CA Vance was commissioner;
that he has read the statement as pub
lih1ed in the papers by 1). A. G. Oazts,
in which he charges that Col. Vance
loined to Mr. W. MelB. Sloan the coal
belongin'g to the State, and that Sloan
did his own-weighinig, returning sei
and paying for some: that some tie in
M.arch'I3r Sloan de. ivered to the dis
penrary one car of coal. but not 100
tns at e'argred by 1) A G Ouzts; that
the . according to the railroad
weiglt. contained 5S,700 pounds of
coal. tit M1r Sloan got 14,140 pounds,
as .%_ow by the certificate of Cit:
Weiher Griflin attached to the vouch
"r in the (.ili;e of the State board of
.r:tat on April 6 Mr Sloan pre
sented his bill and was paid for 44,290
pounds, as shown by voucher in the
oflice of the State board of control;
that 3r Sloan did bor'row from Col
Vance 10,320 pounds of hard coal; that
the coal borrowed and the coal returned
was weighed by City Weigher Griffin,
as shown by his certificate of weights
attached to the voucher in the office of
the State board of control; that Mr.
Sloan returned all the coal borrowed
save 60 pounds., which he paid for at
the rate of $6.50 per ton, as shown on
voucher in the office of the State board
of control; that the statement of D A G
Ouzts in reference to this transaction
is absolutely false.
B. C. Webb.
Sworn to before me this 19th day of
Oct. 1.Wmn. H1. Yeldell,
N. P. S. C.
State of South Carolina-Richland
Personally appeared before me G H
Charles, who being duly sworn. says
that he is one of the bookkeepers at
the State dispensary that he has read
in the papers the statement of D A G
Ouzts that Col \'ance invariably gave
the orders for Lanahan & Son's whis
kies to b< shipped out first, so that the
same could be bottled up and shipped
out before the next meeting of the
board of control; that Col Vance never
ave verbal orders for the shipment of
ligours purchased by the State board:
that all orders were in writing; that he
has examined the oraers given by Col
Vance from April, 1898, to April 1899
inclusive (during which period D) A G
Ouzts served as bookkeeper to Col
\'ance, who was commissioner at that
time); that these orders, which are now
on file in the oflice of the clerk of the
board of control, by their dates show
conclusively that the statement of D A
G Ouzts is absolutely false.
G. H1. Charles,
Swvorn to before me this 25th day of
0;t. 1899. I'. X. Gunter, Jr.,
N. P. S. C.
State of S.uth Carolina -Richland
Petsnally appeared before mec F E
Young, who being duly sworn, says
that he is the receiving clerk at the
State dispensary, and as such keeps
a record of all goods received; that
prior to his appointment D) A G Ouzts
kept this book; that the entries from
April, 10SP, to M1ay, 189)9. except when
M1r Collins was doing 3Mr Ouzts' work,
are in th'e handwriting of D A G Ouzts;
that he has read in the papers the state
ment of D A G Ouzts that Col \~ance
when commissioner would order the
Lanahan purchases shipped first, so
that their liquor would be first received
at the dispmnsary, bottled up and ship
ped out before the next meeting of the
State board of control; that the receiv
intz book sheo.va when whiskey purei ases~
were receivedl: that the record as kept
by D) A G Quzts himself proves con
lusively that his charzes as stated
above against Col Vaace are absolutely
false ~F E Young.
Sworn to before me this 24th Oct..
199. B C Webb.
Notary Public for S. C.
Lynched in Georgia.
John Goulsby, a young Negro. was
shot to death at Riggiu's maill, near
M1aon. G'a.. Friday niorning, it is pre
sumed by~ some member of an informal
po--e frn the adjoining county of
Tiggs.' Geolsby ha't cut to pieces his
em.ayr Jim Tom Robinsu. a re
spected white farmer of that county,
the. ight before. Somne tim.e ago
(oosby was in Bibb county jail under
a misdemeanor charge. 1R binsoni paid
the tine with the understanding it was
to be werked out on his farm, lie
found Goolaby worttless-anid ordered
him away. rThe Negro returned to the
place Thursday night and a difficulty
arse between the two men in which
lobinson was badly Cut up, and it is
feared he will die. Golsby fled and
a posse of' neighbors started in pursuit.
Friday morning nis dead body was
found near his lather's house with a
Winchester bullet through the h'art.
An S-vear-old brother of the dead man
was the only witness of the shooting,
and he could only say some men did it.
Goolbys record was had.
The long feathers the Iadies wear in
their hats now-a-days may be harmless,
but the look awfni dangerous.
FROZEN TO DEATH.
The Most Fatal October Blizzard
Ever Known in Montana.
FAITHFUL COLLIE DOGS.
They Guarded the Bodies of Their
Dead Masters. Nine Men
Known to Have Per
As a result of the recent blizzard
which swept through Teton county in
the northern part of Montana, n'ne
men are known to be dead, and of thr ie,
five bodies have been recovered. W ith
one exception, all were sheep herders,
and all were found lying in such posi
tions as to indicate that theyhad stayed
with their flocks to the last, dying in
their attempts to save the pooperty of
William Graham, working for the
Cascade Land company, was found in
a coulle near Healy Butte. It is evi
dent that he tried bard through the
nht to get his sheep into camp, but
had not succeeded. Conscious of the
death which was impending, he returned
to -his tent about midnigat and there
wrote and left a note saying he was
r early exhausted, but was about to re
turn to the sheep in the snow, his lan
tern about 20 feet distant. Of his two
dogs, one remained to guard the body,
while the other followed the sheep.
Norman Bruce worked for Will
Flowerce. le remained with his sheep
until he managed to drive them into a
sheltered spot, where they wculd be
safe. Blinded by the storm, he mis
took the coulle where his cabin was
buit and wandered up another. Re
alizing his mistake too late, he turned
back and fell less than 200 yards from
home and safety. The searching party
found his dog stretched across the dead
Matt Gregorich was found with his
arms crossed upon his breast. His dog
had followed the sheep into camp and
returned with the rescue party too late.
11. Herald, working for C. R. Scoffin,
was lying in the deep snow, his beard
eaten off ny the sheep, which had also
eaten his clothes and part of his boots.
It is probable that the dead list is
hardly begun. Flocks of sheep without
herders have been reported from vari
ous points in the storm district, and
later these will be traced and the dead
Now the snow covers up everything
on the prairie, and the coulles, many
of them more than 100 feet deep and
with steep sides, are filed with it. This
was the most severe-and most fatal Oc
tober storm ever occurring in Montana.
Bride Robbed by the Groom.
Mrs. Mary J Colthar, 45 years old, of
Bunker Hill, Ill., whose husband died
two years ago, leaving her a farm and
$2,000, is penniless in Rochester, N.
Y., having been robbed of $4,075 by a
New York confidence man. Accord
ing to her story, which has been veri
fied by the Rochester police, Mrs. Col
thar about a mouth ago, by a lotter of
introduction through an agency, began
a correspondence with James Monroe.
A few weeks later, by appointment,
they met in Indianapolis and the same
afternoon were married. The follow
ing day they started, together with Mrs.
Colthar's 11-year-old daughter, for New
York, to witness the Dewey day cele
bration. Before going however, Mrs.
Cothar placed a $2,000 mortgage on
the farm and drew $2,100 from the
bank. The trio arrived in Rochester a
f~w days ago, and Monroe proposed to
engage in the drug business and pre
vailed upon his wife to loan him $4,075,
and started for New York, ostensibly to
purchase stock for the store. Monroe
has not been seen since. Wednesday
Mrs. Colthar received a letter from him
in New York, saying he had been rob
bed, and advising her to return to Bun
ker Hill. Mrs. Colthar, realizing that
she had been deceived, immediately laid
the ease before Chief Cleary, who has
taken steps to catch the man.
Threatens to Resign.
William E. Mason, junior United
States senator from Illinois, declared
that he would resign if the Republican
national convention in 1900 did not de
clare against -'criminal aggression" in
the Philippines. Mr. Mason even
went so far as to say he would resign if
the convention offere i the Filipinos
"canned frcedom" ai he thought it
might do. There must be no evasion
on the vital issue of pure and unadul
terated freedom, or 'he senator will
step down and out. T:. n Mr. Mason
proposes to stand for reelection to see
whether the Illinois general assembly
sides with him or with the policy of
the McKinley administration.
A dispatch from Cleveland Ohio,
says: "City Councilman J. L. Reilly
has fallen heir to $80,000. Four years
ago. while in San Anton'o, Texas, Mr.
Reilly stopped a runaway team, proba
bly saving the life of the driver, a
wealthy farmer of Pah - r, Texas, nam
ed John Wallace. I is arm was so
badly injured in the s. :uggle that for a
time amputation was thiought to be ne
eessary, but eventually it healed. On
Saturday Mr. Reilly received notice
from San Anton'o that Mr. Wallace
had died and left him a legacy af $SU.
Has Seen Light,
Se nator Beveridge's silence respect
ing the Philippine problem seems to
be worrying some of the Republicans.
Ile spent several months studying
the question in Luzon and elsewhere in
the archipelago. But since his return
home lhe has not had a word to say in
the publie prints in favor of the admin
istration's Philippine policy. Before
lie sailed for the East Senator Beve
ridge was understood to be an ardent
expansionist, if not an imperialist.
Ihis present silence is being construed
to mean that he has undergone a change
As to Shade Trees.
The supreme court of Illinois has
decided that shade trees on the street
in front of a house belong to the owner
of the house and that a telephone com
pany which cut the limbs of a tree
without permission was liable for dam
HASELDEN'S PRIVATE STOCK.
It Is Charged That He Has a Bar
Room at HOme.
Some of Mr. Haselden's neighbors
make very serious charges against him.
Outz in a card to the papers quotes from
two letters received from Marion coun
ty in which the writers say: "Since
Haselden's connection with the board
of control hundreds of bottles of all
kinds of liquors and wines And lager
beer by the barrel have been shipped
to Seller's Station to him by various
liquor houses for his own personal use.
In every instance the freight is prepaid
and he has nothing to do but to take it
out. Of course it is a physical impos
sibility to drink it all himself, while
he does his level best to do sn, and the
balance is distributed abut free where
it will do the most good. I am told
that he has a room in his house fixed
up for the display of his goods, and
has large bottles on which appear in
large gilt let:ers such labels as the fol
lowing: "Haselden's night cap,"
"Haselden's private stock." "Hasel
den's dew drop," ete, etc. All this is
received from liquor houses and is sent
to him absolutely free. Many young
men have been offered liquor in his
house and they often come away in all
stages of intoxication and I myself have
seen older men. men with families.
come from his house as drunk as the
proverbial fiddler's bitch. The books
of the express company at Sellers will
show the many shipments. The influ
ence of a free bar in that community is
worse than a dispensary or a blind
tiger. All the above facts and many
more similar can be substantiated by
record and unimpeachable testimony.
You might also inquire who was it Ha
sclden or Cooper-who had the box of
samples shipped to Spartanburg for a
certain candidate during the last State
primary and about which much was
said at the time."
The second letter says: "At the.
time Mr. Haselden became a member
of the board of control he owed a judg
ment against him of between $2,000
and $2,500. That judgment has been
paid. It has been reported for months
that packages of whiskey had been ship
ped to Mr. Haselden from various liquor
houses of the very fanciest kind put up
in "Haselden's Pride,'" etc. It has
also been reported that Mr. Baselden
has a college record equal to that of his
WILL BE HUNG.
Quick Work Made of the Two Darling
A dispatch from Darlington to The
State, in speaking of the trial and con
viction of the two fiends who recently
raped a young lady in that county says:
The court house was crowded again
Thursday and excitement was running
high on account of the trial of Dink
Mitchell for rape. Ed. Luckey was
convicted the day before, but sentence
was suspended so he could testify
against his accomplice, Dink Mitchell.
Judge Bennett charged the jury to
weigh well the evidence, and that it
would not do to convict where life was
at stake on the testimony of an accom
plice alone, that it had to be corrobo
rated by other testimony. He also said
that he took this opportunity to thank
attorney King for the energetic way he
has conducted the defense. That it
was the duty of the presiding judge
when a man was to be tried for his life
and was too poor to provide himself
with counsel to appoint counsel for
him, and that he had appointed Mr.
Coker King to defend Mitchell. He
had received no compensation for it,
but he could have done no better if he
had been well paid.
The jury was out but a few minutes,
wheni they returned with a verdiet of
guilty. Dink Mitchell and Ed.-Luckey
were bothi sentenced to be hanged the
24th of November. Everybody seems
to be nell satisfied, and Darlington
county has set an example for the
Wanted for Bigamy.
The Columbia State says Gov. John
ston of Alibama has for some time been
making vigorous efforts to secure the
capture of Dr. WV. H. Ilderton of this
State who is wanted in Alabama for
bigamy. He sent a requisition some
time ago to the governor and it was
sent to the sheriff of Dorchester coun
ty. Nothing was heard from the sher
iff and he was asked to explain. HeI
writes that he has made every effort to
catch Ilderton but has failed. Gov.
Johnston has offered a rewaad of $100
for the capture of the man. From Gov.
Johnston's letter it appears that Ilder
ton left his family in this State and
went to Alabama. There he met and
mariied a beautiful girl, and when it
was discovered that he was a marrie d
man the young women's life had been
ruined, he fled from justice and came
back to Dorchester county. South Car
Look Out Farmers.
A dispatch from Charleston says a
deal was closed Tuesday whereby the
Virginia-Carolina Chemnical comp'any
acquires the Edisto Phosphate company
for two hundred thousand dollars. The
Virinia-Carolina company now .owns
all but one of the Charleston fertilizer
companies, and by recent acquisition of
properties in Savannah and Columbia.
it practically controls the fertilizer pro
duct of the south. This means that
the farmers will have to pay higher
prices for fertilizers next year than
they did this.
Married Nine Times.
Wesley James. an old Negzro. whose
home is in Charlotte, has one of the
most remarkable histories we have ever
heard of. Hie has been married nine
times. Eight of his wives arc dead,
and he now lives with the ninzth. lie
s 75 years old and is hale and hearty.
His oldest children, twins, are 55 years
old, and his youngest, twins also, are
12 months old. .James says he is the
father of 5G children, and many of
them he has not heard from in years.
Dr. Rice Declines.
The Columbia State says the Rev.
Dr. J. A. Rice. president of the Colunm
bia cellege. re'cently declined to con
sider a very flattering c'all to the pasto
rate of one the wealthiest charges in
the Southern Methodist church at a
salary double that which his present
WILL NOT PROSECUTE.
Two Shipwrecked Sailors Held for
A special dispatch from Charleston
to the State says: Maurice Andersen
and Gudmann Thomassen of the ship
wrecked crew of the Norwegian bark
Drot were released from custody Thurs
day by order of the Norwegian govern
ment, and Deputy Marshal Reed, who
has had the men under surveillance at
the city hospital, was withdrawn. The
men will not be prosecuted for slaying
their shipmate, Max Hoffman, and they
have been offered free tansportation
back to their homes in Sweden and Nor
The instructions for the release of
the seamen came to Mr. C. 0. Witte,
the Norwegian consul, from the coBsul
general at New York. Mr. Witte re
paired at 10 o'clock Thursday morning
to the office of United States Commiss
ionerJ. Wesley Smith, on Queen street,
and after the papers for the release had
been drawn up, he signed them, libera
ting Thomassen and Andersen from
custody. The papers were immediate
ly served. ,
The decision of the Norwegian gov
ernment not to prosecute Andersen and
Thomassen was probably reached on
the reports submitted by Consul Witte,
which showed that the killing was.the
result of dire necessity. The men were
crazed by hunger and thirst and long
suffering, and it is hardly to be thought
that they should be held accountable
for an act done under the circumstances.
The drawing of the lot, which decreed
that Hoffman should be sacrificed, was
entirely regular and fair. His death
meant the saving of the lives of the
other seamen and, however regrettable
the affair and harrowing the details,
the fact remains that it was necessary
that one man should die, and it just
happened that Hoffman drew the lot.
This is the common sense view of the
case, and it is the opinion that is gen
erally held. The Norwegian govern
ment probably reached the same opin
ion and hence the instructions to Mr.
Witte to have the seamen released.
Thomassen and Andersen were great:
ly elated when told of their good for
tune. Thomassen will leave here in
a few days for New York, whence he
sails for his home at Stevanger. He
said that he will never cross the ocean
again after his present trip. He will
engage in coastwise fishery and will live
with his mother and four brothers.
Anderson is still confined to his bed
and will not be able to get about for
a couple of weeks. He says that he
desires to remain in Charleston. He
has no immediate relatives and is not
anxious to go back to Sweden, his na
As to Population.
Interesting statistics in regard to
the increase of population, just com
pleted by Sir Robert Giffon, show that
England now has possessions in all five
continents, and that a quarter of the
population of the entire earth is sub
ject to her suzerainty. The extent of
territory owned by England amounts to
13,000,000 square miles, and on this
immense tract is a population of 420,
000,000. In the last 27 years the Eng
lish realm has increased by 2,854,000
square miles, and within the same pe
riod 125.000,000 have been added to
the population. Since 1871 the popu
lation of the United Kingdom-Eng
land, Scotland and Ireland-has in
creased from 32,000,000 to 40,000,000
At the beginning of this century Eng
land, Scotland and Ireland had a pop
ulation of 11,000,000, and France of
26,000,000, yet today the proportion in
both countries is almost alike. Russia
has increased her population by 60,
000.000 since 1S70, the result being
that she has now a total population of
130,000.000. Germany had a popula
tion of 20,000,000 at the beginning of
the century; now she has between 50,
000,000 and 60,000,000j of whom al?
most a quarter of the result of the in
crease of births over deaths. Germany
too, is making vast strides as a colo
nial power, and her population in those
distant possessions already amounts to
a big number.
A Terrible Typhoon.
Japan was recently visited by a most
destructive typhoon. In Tokio and
Yokohama it raged with great fierce
ness. Hundreds of houses were wreck
ed in all districts, though the storm
seems to have been attended with less
loss of life than usual. News of anoth
er disastrous catastrophe comes from
Tagonaura between Numadez and
Zuazkawa. About 1 o'clock on Octo
ber 7th a tidal wave swept over Tagon
ara. Over 500 houses were destroyed
and more than 100 perished. The
neighborhood of Yosohtwa Meiwa was
converted into an extensive lake.
Great misery and suffering prevail
among the attlicted people. A telegram
from Miyazaki prefecture also reports
the occurrence of a tidal wave at Mim
itsmachi on October 6th and the des
trution of many houses.
It Was Not Yellow Jack.
The governor Wednesday received a
letter faom Dr. Mole, of Yemassee, in
w.hich he declares that the reported
yellow feyer at that place is hemorrhag
i fever. H~e cannot understand how
the report that it was yellow fever ori
einated. Governor McSweeney as soon
as he was informed of the suspected
eases immediately set about to have
the matter thoroughly investigated.
Some people think it is unfortunate for
such matters to .get out to the public,
but the govcrnor thinks it better to do
that than to run the risk of other com
muiies being infected. Luckily n
this ease the rumors were false.
A special to the St. Louis Post-Dis
patch from Dallas, Tex., says Walter
Ford, who murdered his sweetheart,
Luey Moore. at Waco, Tex., in June,
189S. was hanged in that city today.
ie died without faltering.
Dangerous to Delay.
Last week a delinquent subscriber
said he would pay up if he lived. He
died. Another said: "I'll see you to
morrow." He's blind. Still another
said: "I'll pay you this week or go to
the devil." lie's gone. There are
hundreds who ought to take warning
from these procrastinators and pay up
I0ME li THE FAIR!
The Capital City's Invitation to all
EVERYTHING NOW READY.
Exhibits Promise to Be Unusually
Full and Varied-Great Crowd
of the Attractions.
Columbia, Oct. 28.-Special: All
the preparations for the State Fair, so
far as these are within the.reach of the
State Agricultural and Mechanical So
ciety, are now practically completed.
Both President Cunningham and Sec
retary Holloway have taken quarters
here, and they have been busily en
gaged in matters relating to our great
fall gathering. They are both confi
dent of a great gathering-one of the
very largest that have been witnessed
here in the past thirty years. This of
itself will constitute a leading attrac
tion of the fair. Every such crowd is
good-humored and jolly, and jolly peo
ple are always happy.
Even were there nothing in the fair
but its effect in thus bringing thous
ands of our people together it would
be worth the people's attendanee and
patronage. But there is much more.
Col. Holloway reports that there is
assurance of fine exhibits in every de
partment. Judging also from the busi
ness going on in his office we may safe
ly count on an exhibition that will be
varied, extensive and first-class in.
every particular. This fact is enough
to furnish reasons for a great gathering
of people from every part of the State.
But there are other reasons for such a
gathering this year. The short crop of
cotton has been sold at far better prices
than were expected. Whilst our peo
ple are the worse for the failure of their
crops, yet the unexpectedly good prices
has put them in good spirits, and they
are after a little innocent pleasure.
The State fair affords the desired op
portunity and the people mean to use
it. They are coming here by the ear
load. The railways have given good
rates-one fare for the round trip, plus
ten per cent.
The business men of Columbia real
ize that there must be some attractions
in addition to those on the fair grounds
In the daytime the people do enjoy
themselves on the grounds, yet they
like a little run down town on the elec
tric railway and arrived there they ap
preciate a little amusement. The city
fair association have undertaken to
supply this. There will be trapeze
performances, tight-rope walking, aerial
diving, and every afternoon a ballon
ascension.' At night the First U. S.
Artillery Band will give a grand con
cert on the State House-grounds, ac
companied with a display of fireworks.
Main Street itself will be brilliantly
The annual ball of the South Caro
lina Club will take place on Thursday
night of Fair week in the hall of the
House of Representatives. On this
occasion there will be a joyous gather
ing of the beauty and gallantry of South
Carolina. The hall of the House of
Representatives is one of the hand
somest in the entire country.
Ample accommodations will be avail
able for the visitors. Besides the ho
tels and the boarding houses, there
will be numbers of private houses
where excellent accommodations may
be had. There is already an Intelli
gence Bureau (in the Central National
Bank building) where information as to
these accommodations will be gladly
Fair week this year will be a season
of genuine enjoyment. Let everybody
Lient. Brumby in Atlanta.
The arrival of Lieutenant Brumby, of
the Olympia, at Atlanta Wednesday
night, to receive his formal welcome
~into the city and his native state, was
the signal for a noisy and enthusiastid
demonstration. A special train on the
Western and Atlantic brought him
from his home at Marietta, Ga., 20
miles from Atlanta, where he went
Tuesday to spend a short time with
his mother and relatives. He was
given a reception at the Capital City
club and Thursday the presentation of
the sword from the people of Georgia
took place. The ceremony occurred in
front of the state capital and the sword
was presented by Governor Candler.
Must Treat All Alike.
Walte.r L. Farnsworth, the self -con
fessed Chicago bigamist, who claims he
has married over forty women in differ
ent parts of the world, says he will
offer a unique defense when his case is
called for trial. "The Sultan of Sulu
has many wives and is under the pro
tection of the United States govern
ment," said Farnsworth. "I also
have many wives, but the police,
not the government, have me in charge.
This is Dot according to the constitu
tional provisions guaranteeing equality
to all and then denying special privil
eges to the residents of this eountry. I
will see that I either go free or the
Sultan of Sulu gives up some of his
Helped Against Their Will.
A 450 pound bale of cotton at 5 cents
is $22.50. At 7 cents it is $31.50.
Eleven million bales at 5Scents is $247,
000,000. Nine million bales at 7 cents
is $283,000,000. The South is thirty
six million dollars ahead by having a
poor crop. The farmers would not
learn sense enough to reduce the acre
age, but a kindly Providence shorten
ed the yield for them and helped them
against their will-Greenville News.
The Oldest Man.
Bruno Cotrin, a Negro, born in Afri
ca and now living in Rio Janeiro, is
said to be the oldest person in the
world. Accorcing to a German statis
tician, who has made an extensive re
search into the census returns, Cotrin
is now 153 years old. There is an un
authenticated story to the effect that
one u'an living in Russia is now 160