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VOL. XV. IANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22,
Dispensary Rc-w Gaause a Fight
Which May be Fatal.
ONE MAN BADLY WOUNDED.
Haselden a Member of the Board
of Control Accuses Sellars
of Writing Certain De
fanatory Lette s
A letter fiono SJes to tihe Sta k
sa% s that a short w!ile befce CAr"k
Tuesday eveuii if la-! oef the
streets of that quiet little toun over i.:
Marion CoLty we(re t%e a
serious ano probably fat'l shoon
affray, as the result of wieb . JI)
C. Sellers, a prowium d ighly
respected eitizen ofz he town, IS sr1
ously wounded at the home of hi: o
in-law, Mr. 31axey Watson; Mr. B -1
Sellers i- wounded in the abdou eun, Dr.
Henry Edwards has a oad of bird shot
in his chest and J. Dudley Haselden.
member of the State board of coatroI
haq a 38-calibre pistol Iall in his Ie.
The affair seems to be the cunitica
tion of a letter supposed to have been
written by Mr. Ben. Sellers to a news
paper some weeks since, accusing 31r.
Haselden of dispensing liquors from
his home, near Sellers.
Monday morning Mr. Ben Sellers
received a message from Mr. Haselden
asking him to come over to his gi,
which is located about a mile from
Sellers near the Uaselden homestead,
the message saying that he wanted Mr.
Sellers to settle with him for a number
of bales of cotton which he had giancd
for him some weeks since, and to re
move his cotton seed, which was in the
Mr. Sellers went over to Mr. Iasel
den's at an early hour Tuesday moru
ing, and the business between the to
gentlemen was quickly settled, after
which Mr. Haselden accused Mr. -:1
lers of being the author of the ab:>ve
mentioned article. Mr. Sellers em
phatically denied the charge, and some
hot words followed, each gentleman
abusing the other. At this juncture
Mr. Haselden drew his pistol, but mnde
no effort to use it. Mr. Sellers was
unarmed and said that was no place to
settle the matter.
At this scene were present, besidt.s
Mr. J. Dudley Haselden, his father,
Mr. J. G. Haselden: his brot-her, Mr.
L. M. Haselden, Dr. Henry Edwards
and Aubrey Evans. Tuesday morning
shortly after the difficulty at Mr.
Haselden's gin house, Mr. Haselden,
in company with his brother, L. M.
Haselden, Dr. Edwards and Aubrey
Evans, drove in to Sellers, where they
stopped for a short v hile and engagcd
in conversation with several citizms.
ard left, sulposed, for Marion. Noth
ing more was seen of Mr. Haseden and
the gentlemen occomnpaiung hiu untii
a short while bfore dark, When they
drove in from tonrtds Marion, both
buggies stoppi L ide by ,ide on the
south end of tL :. pot, directly over
the raikoad tracks.
At this moment M -3B.n Selilers, who
had up to that time been iaa the post
office, walked out on the platform, and
as soon as he appeared be wae fired at
from the buggy containiug Mr. ILSAl
den and Mr. Erans. The b d!. which
was fired from 38-ealibre pistu!. stru~ck
Mr. Sellers squarel.y in the e onmech and
deflected upward. The next shut fired
struck Mr. Sellers in the lef t 1.and. en
tering between the second and third
fingers, breaking the thumb and cm
Immediately after the second shot.
Mr. Sellers pulled his pis tel ana opened
fire upon the occupants of that buggy.
At this moment the two buggies sep
arated, one going a short dist~nce up
the railroad track and the rear one to
the left, a short distance belo w. TN.
second buggy contained Messers.
Haselden and Evans. When the
buggy came to a st-andstiil Mr. Hasel
den got out and walked towards a
dwelling house some distance from the
platform, from which pint he fired
several shots. Owing to the flact that
Mr. John C. sellers came upon the
scene at this moment. it is not known
upon whom Mr. I aseldien's shots took
When Mr. Sellers rushed out upon
the platform to the aid of his son, he
drew his pistol and opened fire upon
Evans, who a as then the only occupant
of the buggy. The other birgs at that
time contained Dr. Ejd ads, w ho w.
armed with a linie. lle wheeled his
horse back aeross the raiinoad and the
rifle fell out on the track aui. was not
picked up until Mr. tlasel-len's hands
came back for it, about :u minutes
Mr. John C. Sellers as wounded
with a 44-calibre--appearently a ridle
ball,-which gassed under the left
clavicle and came out behind the right
shoulder, and was cut over the spiual
column.' The third balh entered the
left forearm and came out about feur
1inches above the point of entrancee.
A negro who wituessed the whole
shooting said Mr. Luther . Haselden
got out of Dr. Edwtaids' buggy as they
drove up and got on the rout a platform
of~the depot. From that side a bullet
hole appears in a pane of glass, ranging
down towards the inne:r odice, and was
found on the floor of the inner office,
after having gone through the door.
The prominence of all concerned
makes the affair very deplorable.
Dr. T. J. Weatherly of Dillon and
Dr. S. P. Watson of Lat ta arc in attend
ance npou the Messers. Sellers. D)r.
Monroe of Latta and D~rs. Badger and
McMillan Marion are attending Mess.
Haselden and Edwards. At this writ ing
the parties are doing as w ell as (:an be e'
pected, considering the seriousness of
Anothler account says J. C. Selrs,
his son Ben and others concealed them
selves in the offiec at the railroad sta
tion and opened fire oL J. I). Haseiden
and party of his friends as they were
passing. Rlaselden's party slightly
wounded. Roth Seliers men wounded.
Ben Sellers' wounds are very serious.
About 30 shots were iired. The Sellers
crowd were armed with shotguns and
The Kentucky elcc-ion will remain
in a tangle until tLe incitimg of the
State election commissioners. shign
will occur some time the last of this
STATFNMENTS GF THE SHOOTING.
J D. Haseiden and J. C. Sellers Give
The 'Jlzewing is Ilaselden's version
i he affair:
Ycsterday nM:.in: Mr. Blen Seller.
and tur'lf had some talk about the
letterS. I toid hiai I did not hold him
rCsioui0ble tor the letters for I did ,jot
believe thit he wrote them; 1 told him
I h.eards that he had been naaking ref
uence to them and to my home, and
that I could not aad would not allow.
1 then azked hi:a if he had made such
reference, that it was hard to believe it,
and he did not deny it 1 told him
he we. ald either have to affirm or deny;
it r-su!d in ry s&r'king hi u, after
ward> We apo.'z d to eeni otfh r,
-.cuk hand, a'u then transaete(d eu
,i.a s. Ai he was leavin' I said I
ppbse we iall meet as inUds or
ihow. He suggested that w: ieet wizh
out speaking. I sun-esze i that he
seemneu dissatified and that it would
be best to settie it. I tod hiim I
would :ive him satifaction auy way he
wfbed it, he to get a frtend to r-'pre
enl him. 11ue said, ohn, after reficet
tion. I am not Sa.tis'ied. will 'ive
you ample notiUc. Tae n->tee I got
was ;hilt pa!ing the depot- in uy bug
-y he rushed out pistol in hand and
vpet d fire ou ae, hittiaL me in the leg
as I jumped to the groarid. I returned
the fire promptly and general firing
oegaa. Mr. Ben Sellers returned to
the -sting ,om, and Mr. John C. Sl
ler- - out and then guns were fired
frote the waiting room, only Mr. John
C. Mets atd his son lBen shiowing
thun: Ves at ;all. Mr. John C. SA
lers raing reiUe behind the mail
crane we excbanged several shots. I
think Xr. Sellers was well armed as he
tired at least ten times.
(Sizrgcd) J. Dudley Haselden.
The follo'ing is Seilers' version of
The first intimation of any trouble
was after my son returned from Mr.
lLaseldea's giol and told me how out
raceously he bad been treated by the
mob at llaselden's. after having been
invited there on a matter of busines
by Mr. J. Dadley Haselden. Just
after my son inf rmed me of the trou
ble, they drove in buggies, Messrs. J.
Dudley and Luther M. Ilaselden, in
one buggy and Mr. Aubrey Evans and
Dr. Edward. in another buggy. 31r.
J. 1). Iaselden, the father of Messrs.
J. Dudley and Luther 31. Haselden, in
a buggy behind the others. As Dudley
and Luther reached the railroad track,
Luther jumped down and shifted his
pistol from one pocket to another,
Dudley put his in the foot of the bug
gy. Luther went to the north side of
the depot as if looking for some one.
Dadley got out and went on the oppo
side of the depot, taking his pistol with
him. Evidently not finding who they
were looking for they drove towards
Marion. I expected trouble that even
ing and we prepared ourselves for it.
T e mob returncd about dusk, coming
by way of ien Selers' which was
about half a mile away from the traveled
route from M1arIn, snd when they
re-ached the depot they stopped both
bu-ies,. Luther lIaseide' jumped out
and ran up the steps oa the soath side
of the dep.t. 1y son Ben was in the
front of the offiee dcor en the west
sce and I was in the office writing.
Without a word being spoken, Aubrey
E'rns fired at Ben and struck him on
tae kitt hand and namediatelv Da-.iley
ired at 1im, striking him in the breast
lA soon as possible Ben pulled his
pistol and began firing and empted his
revolver a: the crowd. I then ran out
as I pased through the door I was shot
through the left forcarm, I think by
Luther Haiselden, through the wirdow.
[ ran down the steps, firing at Dudley
ad Aubrey Evans. who were both
raung and firing back. About then
Ben fired at IHenry Edwards, with his
shot gun, but after exchanging a few
shots with him he whipped up his
horse and ran off. I was shot in the
back by either Luther or Dudley
ilaseiden. while shooting at Henry
Edsards. D~udley Haselden ran
through a house and bard and took
refuge in a negro's privy; Aubrey
Evans jua~ped in a window of a lady's
house; Luih.-r Hiaselden went under the
platform on aui four, alA i left the depot
running like a buck. It is errrently
reported that the crowd bad coats of
mail munufactured and had them on.
(Signed) .John C. Sellers.
The Cause of Trusts.
"Tefarmer has no w-ages e-xcepit as
agsaemeasured by the price of his
produer. and when you plae-3 it i1 the
poer of the trust to fix the p:iee of
wheat the farmer sells, you I-lace it in
tec power of the trust to lower the
waes ii 't the fara?u-r receives f;>r his
work; 'aed when you place it in the
power of the tru-t to raise the price of
what he buys. :.ou do the farmer a
double injury, because he burns the
candle at both ends and suffers when he
selis to the trust and again when he
buys of the trust.-W. J. Bry an.
Fusion in Ohio.
One of the most prominent Demo
erats in Ohio is authority for a state
mnt made Thursday that a conference
is to be held by~ th e leaders of the
Democrats. I nion Reform and Socia
list Labor p)arties and the leaders of
the Jones camnpaign, seeking to bring
about a fusion of tho. e interes s. The
reason given for this is that Nash did
not have a majority of the votes east in
the recent election for governor, and it
is hoped, if the fusion can be brought
about, the anti-imperialists can defeat
3Me~inley in Ohio in the prresidential
A Big University.
The new university of Califernia,
which is to be constructed upon the
30. 00) prize plan of Emile Bernard,
of Paris. will cost, it is said, no less
than S,.000,000, and twenty years.
time will be needed for the work of
buildiuc. When completed it is pre
dited this university will be the best
laid and e~iuiped in the world. It will
accoodeate I5.I00 boarding .5tudents.
Lost His Wife and Life.
In a duel with knives Ike Seals mior
taliy wounded P-stmaster Sharp at
Bakervilie, Mo0., Thursday. There
were rumors of improper relations be
tween Seals and M1rs. Sharp, which had
reached Sharp, and he demanded satis
faction. resulting in a duel in the cellar
of the Sharp home. M1rs. Sharp, it is
said, sat on the stairway calmly wit
nessng the death struggle.
THE oHO REVOLT.
It Means That the Day of Hanna
EASY FOR BRYAN NEXT YEAR.
A Majority of the People Vote
Against the Policy of Phil
The Ciueinvati correspondent of the
Atlawa Joursi says the complete re
tarns from the late election in Ohio
show that Judge Nash. the Riepublica-n
candidate fur j.overnor, secur.d his elee
tion by means of the candidacy of
3.iyor Jo:ies, of Toldo, he indLpen
dent "Golden Rule" wan, and they
also show that Joties is a factor in Ohio
politics of ro mean ability.
JONES sAVED THE REPUBLICANS.
It is declared onail sides that but for
the candidazy of Jonts fully thcc
fourths of his vote would have been east
for J'ihn R. 1eLean, the Denocratie
candidate, which would undoubtedly
have elected him over Nash. Junes re
ceived about 100,000 votes. This vote
represented the element in Ohio poli
ties dissatisfied with Hanna and Re
pulican rule. The 100.000 nen who
voted for Jones were opposed to con
I tinuing Mark Hanna as boss of Ohio,
and the most coaservativeestimates are
to the effect that had Jones withdrawn
I from the race fully three-fourt'ns of his
I sipporters would never have vot d f'r
Nasn, thereby giving McLean 75 060
more votes than he received. This
would have elected him over Nash by a
A DOUBTFUL IItNI':t.
The Democrats are charging the de
feat of Me Lean to Jones, and the later
returns and calculations show that the
alleged endorsement of the M1cKinley
administration in Ohio by the election
of Nash is a doubtful honor. The com
bined Jones and McLean vote is larger
than the vote for Nash, which undoubt
edly makes a protest against the policy
of the administration, and how the Re
publicans c.n get any satisfaction out
of this result is hard to see. They
claim that the election of Nash is a
square victory and end-,rsement of the
president's Philippine policy, and Mark
Hanna's defense of the trusts, but this
is not borne out by the returns. In
Hanna's own district, Cleveland and
Cuyahoga county, he was overwhelm
ingly defeated by Jones and McLean,
the former carrying the county by 14,
000, in the face of the fact that Hanna
made speeches in every war and ap
pealed to the voters to sustain the ad
ministration and Republican rule. In
stead they voted for Jones and MoLean.,
leaving the McKinley candidate far be
A .\lNORITY RULE.
The fact is that while Judge Nash has
been elected and will be governor, he is
not the choice of the majority of Ohio,
and by their votes they have repudiated
the Republican party and administered
a stinging blow to McKinleyism and
Hannaism by casting a majority vote
against them in favor of Jones and Me
Lban. The result shows that the peo
pe wanted a chzange, but they differed
bet ween 31eLean and Jones as to who
was the best man to put at the helm of
state. The feeling of the Jones and
31eLean followers is bitter against Han
na and MceKinley, and the election of
Nash represents the minority in Ohio.
It is a case of the minority electing the
governor. In other wvords, the opposi
tion to the MceKinley administration
and Hannaism in the state consists of
the majority of the voters, yet by their
division and difference as to candidates
the majority loses control of the state.
REVOLT AG.A1NST HIANNA.
The question has been asked how the
opposition vote would go in a presiden
tial eletion, and this problem will give
food for thought in Ohio and through
out the country for the next several
months. With the same issues before
the people in a national canmpaign how
would the Jones vote go-to Bryan,
say, or to M1eKinley? It is true that
the Jones followers are even mote bit
ter against Hlanna rule than the Demio
erats. They represent a revolution in
nio politics which with all his power
and the power of the administration,
Hanna cannot subdue. Jones' 100,000i
followers, or at least three fourths of
them, are in open revolt against the
policy of Ianna and the administra
tion. as shown by their frenzy in vot
ing for Jones when they knew he could
not' be elected, thus throwsing away
their vote to administer a rebuke to
the Republicans. It is asserted that
the greater part of this vote will go to
Bryan next year if he is the D~emocratic
nominee, because the Jones men want a
change, being disgusted with the rule
EAsY TO CARRY 01110.
The followers of MceLean and lead
ing D)emocrats are taking this view of
the situation and they are asserting
that it will be an easy thing to carry
the state next year against McKinley
and Hlanna by simply combining the
Democratic and Jones independent
vote. To indicate the feeling of Jones
and his fol'owers the following inter
view with him is given.
.JONEs sllOWS HITTERtNEss.
"That in Cuyahoga county (Hlanna's
county, Cleveland), the seat of the rot
tenest polities in the country, the vot
ers have had an opportunity to mark
their disapproval in so emphatic a man
nr, is enough alone to have lived for,"
said Jones. "Look at the ntmber of
freemen there who said they were otwned
and voted by no farzy. 'Ihis victory
is umuch more important than that of
last spring in this city. As a result of
it you will see next spring nion-parusaun
candidates in every county in this state.
In every ward of this city there will be
non-partisan candidates. We will be
in it with a full ticket frem the Iirst
tap of the bell. That must be reckoned
with. It is no question of defeat-it is
vitory. I have not heard what the
total non-partisan vote was. I have
not asked yet, but it is over 100,000, I
AG AINST IM'ER IA LIs.
IMayor Jones said tilat after a rest of
Ia couple of weeks the non-partisan fight
wil be tan up again, and that he and
his faithful adcrents wii gro forth
through the state advocating the neces
sity of nominating ijon-paritisan candi
Atos bi ptiion in exery ward, town
ship, vil!::gi and cy in the st.ve for
every c.flice. Mr. Jones says he is
going to devote the rcmainder of his
life and his fortune to bettering hu
manity, and he says that with his own
perseveranee. and Goi's help, his prin
eiples wili triumph OVer Hannaism and
a cru: imc-rialism that seeks to make
subjects and hlaves of a brave people
strugli:g for indtependcaec.
AJOR J. A.LOGAN KILLED.
While Gallantly Leading His Men He
Falls at Luzon.
A cable dispazch reeived at the
war d.eartnent annjurncd that Maj.
John A. Loran. Thirty-third volunteer
infantry. ha:d been killed in a fight in
Luzon. H was leanig his battalioa
in acciai. le was a son of the late
Gni. John A. Logan of Illinois and
Mrs. ',.try A. Lgan., no.v a re-ident of
Washicngton. 1le 1, aves a widow and
three chrldren w re at prcscnt resid
ing at Yougstown, Ohio.
A d;pateh from Washington says
the news of her svn's death was con
- d it Mrs. John A. Loran by a per
ouzi! note from S:cretary Root, sent
by ;1j J ohnison. asitatrL ajutait
:al MIrs L wan wa: prostrated by
the shoe;. but later in the day re
covered her composure, and driving
down town. communicated with younn
Mrs. Lgan at Youngstown, 0., over
the distance 'phone.
A dispatch from Y:ungstown, Ohio.
says Mrs. Logan, widow of Maj. Logan,
is completely prostrated over the death
of her husband, and h.-r physicians will
.:,t al)w her to be ecn She had ex
eceted to siand the win-er with her
c'hildren in he south of France. and
was preparing to leave when the cable
frain announcing Maj. Lvgan's death
. Logan has received the follow
ing teleg'ram from President McKin
ley: "It is my painful duty to convey
to you the Sad inteliigence of the deata
C your husband while galliantly lead.
in his battalion in the charge at San
Jacinto. His splendid qualities as a
soldier and high courage on the fight
ing line have given him place among
the heroic men of the war, and it will
be some consolation to you to know
that he died for his countryon the field
of honor. You have in this trying
hour for yourself and the children the
sincere sympathy of Mri. McKinley
and myself. "Wm. McKinley."
Sad Tale of the Sea.
Private advice received- from St.
Pierre, Miquelon, a seaport on the
Newfoundland coast, tell of the wreck
of the Philadelphia and Baltimore
schooner Edna and Emma. the loss of
the captain, his wife and the crew of
five men. The Edna and Emma sailed
from Wilmington, N. C., on April 14
with a carg of lumber for !'hi~re
Months having elapsed and no word of
the vessel's whereabouts having b;-en
reeind she was given lip for lost. Re
cently she was towed into St. Pierre,
bottom up. When the ship was righted,
in the cabin were found the bodies of Capt
Richardson and his wife. A water
stained diary kept by the captain stated
that the Edna and Emma had experi
enced good weather until May 1, when
a fierce northeast storm over took her
and she was dismasted. Later the rud
der became jamamed and in this dis
able condition the schooner was driven
about at the mercy of the waves. One
by one the members of the crew were
washed overboard, and Capt. Richard
son and wife eought refuge in the cabin.
At this point the story of the diary
ends. Owing to the illegibility of
some portions of the bandwritting the
point at which the Edna and Emma
met with the disaster could not be
DEATH OF THAD E. HORTON.
He Died of Typhoid Fever in New
York City Yesterday Afternoon.
Mr. E. C. Horton, of this city, Wed
nesday afternoon received a telegram
from New York eity stating that his
brother. Mr. Thad E. Horton, had jast
died. The remains will pass through
this city to jay on the vestibule bound
for Williamston 1or interment.
Mr. hlorton had been sick for several
week with typhoid fever in his North
ern home. lie had ralied several days
ago, but a relapse set in shortly after
wards and he stendily sank until the
end came. Mr. Horton was about CS
scars of a::e. and leaves a wife.
The daili of Mr. T had E. Horton
removed from the great field of news
paper writers a mxan of signal ability
and remarkable personal magnetism.
His individuality was of that cast
which endeared any nerson with whom
he came in contact. at the same time
impressing his intellectuality.
Mr. Horton had been engaged in
newspaper work fer ten or twelve years
past. His first work was on the Green
ville Da~ily News, and from that city he
went to Atlanta, Ga., and those who
read the Journal during the time Thad
Horton was on the staff iemember how
well his work was accomplished.
Fromt Atlanta. Mr. Ilorton went to
New York city about three years ago.
and since that time was engaged on
metropolitan dailies, filling the position
of political editor of the New York
imes at the ime of' his death. He
was a thorough ne wspaper man and was
master of versatile and verbose style of
expression. Iilis many friends through
out the State will learn of his death
with rerct. -Spartan burg Herald.
The Ladies Resist.
A spe-iai from Amecricus Ga., says:
The cit : authorities of Americus arc
in a tangle with the Christian scientists
here on'the issue of compulsory vacci
nation. A mouth ago the city council
adopted an ordinance requiring com
nuisory vaccinatilon and nearly the en
tire pop)ulationl has been punctured.
Thursday one of the most estimable la
dies in Americus, a Christian scientist.
was bro-ught hofore Mayor IHixon for
ref using to bc vaccinated and the mayor
sentenced her to 2' days in the police
barracks. Before dhe sentence was ex
euted Christian scientists asked a sus
penion until Friday when a dozen
other ladies of that faith will b)e sum
moned before the mayor. The ladies
declare emphatically that they will re
sist vaccination to the end and will go
jailn in support of their position.
FIRE AT SEA.
Burning of the American-Ham
burg Liner Patria.
ALL THE PASSENGERS SAVED
They Lost All Their Baggage and
Many of Them Was En
veloped in Blankets
A dispatch from London says the
Hamburg-American steamer Patria,
Captain Frohlich, which left New York
Nov. 4, for Hamburg and passed the
Lizard Wednesday, is on fire ncar
Dover. All the passengers were res
cued and have arrived at Dover. The
Russian steamer Ceres sighted the
Patria, showing signals of distress, and
demanding immediate help, about 12
miles from North Hinder lightship.
Th-c liner was enveloped in smoke.
Pattin. on full steam the Ceres soon
reached the Patria and sending a boat
learnrd that Captain Frohlich was in
ur-cnt need of asstance. The hurry
of the rescue was indicated by the fact
that most of the passengers .vere en
veloped in blankets only. They were
rapidly distributed among the hotels or
sent to the Sailors' home, and every
thing possible is being done for their
A lady passenger gives the following
account of the fire and the escape of
the passengers, which numbered one
hundred and fifty, and included many
women and children:
"It was about half-past 10 ytsterday
morning, the weather being calm and
fine and several of us being seated in
the deck saloon when suddenly Capt.
Frohlich appeared and shouted: 'All
passengers on deck!' Everybody start
ed forward with a rush. 'We are afire,'
said the captain, 'but there is no
danger. Don't get excited.'
"Just then smoke began to pour out
through the deck near the smokestacks.
My sick husband was in his cabin and
undressed. I hurried to him and began
to dress him, when in came the steward
shouting 'get out of this quick.' He
took my husband by the feet and I
supported his head. We started to
carry him to the deck, but the smoke
choked us and the water from the fire
hose swished around our knees. I
feared that all was lost; but, going
backward through another passage, we
managed to reach the deck in safety.
There all the passengers were crowded
together. Thick clouds of smoke were
blowing over the whole ship and dis
tress signals were flying. One passen
ger, who had hastily come from the
bathroom, appeared with scarcely any
clotaing on. Others found themselves
equally unprepared. The captain told
us that he was lowering the boats as a
precaution. So we lined up. 'Women
and children first!' shoutedthe captain,
who was standing near me. I replied
hat I supposed I would have to wait
for the men's turn as I could not leave
my helpless husband. Capt. Frohlich
answered me by lifting my husband,
placing him in the bottom of one of
the boats, ordering me to follow and
tel'ing tbe steward to go with us. Our
boat was the first lowered.
"We were all terribly frightened, but
though a few cried, there was no dis
order. The officers and crew did all
they could and encouraged us to be
brave and cool. While one boat was
being lowered, the bottom began to
give way. The women screamed and
for a moment it seemed as if the bot
tom would drop out; but the boat was
quickly hauled back. Another boat
had no crew, 'the passengers doing the
"Meanwhile some fishing smacks had
come up, and several passengers board
ed them, but Capt. Frohlich bellowed
through the smoke that no one must
leave the Patria's boats, so they left
the smacks. From this order we in
ferred that the sailors, who were work
ing ceaselessly, hoped to put out the
fire. For more than an hour we lay
alongside the liner, now hot and smoke
covered, cinders and debris falling over
out boats. Through the fire we occa
sionally caught sight of Capt, Frohlich,
on the bridge while he divided his at
tention between giving orders to the
crew and joking with us. Once he
shouted laughingly: 'The fire is in my
cabin.' Now I can't get my pipe, and
you all know I can't do anything with
out my pipe.'
"Then the Ceres camte up and her
captain sang out: 'Yur ship's afire.
Shall I take your passengers?' Fright
eed as we were we laughed. Capt.
Frohhech made the Ceres promi.se to
take us to Dover, and then our boats
pulled over to her, and we were taken
aboard. The last we saw of the Patria
she was just a mass of smoke and going
slowly toward Hamburg. Many of us
had to pay for what little we could get
to eat on board the Ceres. At Dover
everybody was very kind.
"If the captain had put us ashore as
soon as the fi:e was discovered, we
would not have lost our belongings, nor
been exposed to such danger.''
A Girl Full of Needles.
Eighty- seven ordinary sewing necdles
have been remnovcd from the body of
H annah Recardon by Dr. Swithin Chan
ler. The girl is employed as a house
maid by Mrs. J. M Mather of Wil
im ingto i, Del., and her case is attracting
the attention of local physicians, all of
whom are taking a deep interest in the
case. The girl is about 19 years of age
and weighs only S0 pounds. She is
four feet three inches tall, and it is
believed that the needles, which she
swallowed when a child, retarded her
growth. She came here from Ireland
about two months ago.
A. Young Murderer
Mary F~ears, a 13 year old girh, was
found guilty of voluntary manslaughter
in the superior court at La Grange, Ga.
T'hursday. She killed her sweetheart,
Son Chappel at West Point, Ga., Sat
urday night. She will be sent to the
State prison farm.
"I have used your 'Life f'or the Liver
and Kidneys' with great benefit, and
for Dyspepsia or any derangement of
the Liver or Kidneys I regard it as be
ing without an equal." James J. Os
borne, Attorney at Law, Boliston,
Hndesn aJ. N. C.
OUR DEAD IN CUBA.
Progress of the Work Toward Getting
Their Bodies Brought Home.
The bodies of the South Carolina sol
dierq who died in Cuba and were buried
in Cuban soil are to be brought home
for interment as soon as possible. At
the recent meeting when the Second
Carolina regiment's veterans associa
tion was formed, the matter of having
the bodies of these soldiers brought
home to rest in native soil was dis
cussed. Immediately after the meet
ing Col. Jones forwarded the following
letter to) the secretary of war:
Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of War,
Washington. D. C.
Sir: I was the colonel of the Second
Soi-.h Carolina volunteer infantry in
the late Spanish-American war. We
left buried in the military graveyard
near Marianao, Cuba, three enlisted
men from our regiment, and we wish
their bodies brought back to be bur'ed
in their native soil. Will you please
take the matter up and tell me what to
do? I will furnish you with their
names whenever you want them, and
also give you the names of their
parents. I have the honor to remain,
Late Col. Second S. C. V. I.
Col. Jones has received the following
letter in reply to the above request:
Washington, Nov. 14, 1899.
Mr. Wilie Jones, Columbia, S. C.
Sir: Replying to your communica
tion of the 11th inst., to the honorable
secretary of war, by direction of the
quartermaster general, you are respect
fully requested to have filed with this
office application from nearest relative
of the deceased soldiers of the Second
South Carolina volunteer infantry
buried at Marianao, Cuba, stating the
name and address of the person to
whom it is desired shipment to be made.
It is expected that all bodies in Cuba
that may properly be removed will be
brought to this country during the
coming winter and forwarded to their
homes where the relatives so elect, at
James M. Moore.
Asst. Quartermaster Gen. U. S. Army.
Col. Jones will furnish the desired
information at once, and endeavor to
have the remains brought back at the
earliest possible moment. The remains
of the one civilian employe who died in
Cuban camp are not to be included in
the above arrangement. -State.
GOVERNOR HOGG'S TRICK.
A Watch Loaded for Pickpockets
Gulped Down by an Ostrich.
A dispatch from San Antonio. Texas,
to the New York Wo'ld says Ex-Gov.
James Stephens Hogg came from Aus
tin with the Texas University students
today to see the San Antonio Interna
tional Fair. The big ex-governor said
he came over to have some fun at the
expense of the pickpockets who, as he
had heard, were infesting the fair.
He had a mild infernal machine ar
ranged inside of a watch case, and with
what seemed to be a $400 chronometer
in his vest pocket he strolled about the
grounds in the thickest crowds, and
with feelings akin to those of a man
who carries a chip on his shoulder.
While looking at managerie of ani
mals, however, an ostrich spied the
bulking pocket and deftly lifted the
timepiece. A ten-foot string attached
to the watch, on pulling taut, was to
set off the machine.
"By Gat'-ngs, light out, boys!"
roared the big ex-governor, as the os
trich gulped down the machine. There
was a'n explosion and a stampede on the
midway. The manager of the show
put on his armor and buckler and hunt
ed the fair grounds many times over for
the man who he thought had fcd a dy
nanate cap to his star bird. But ex
Gov'. Hogg of Texas was then well on
his way to the city to keep a pressing
engagement with his friend and col
league, Senator Horace Clipton.
DID TXIEY WEAR BREASTPLATES?
A Correspondent Tries to Ascertain
the Facts But Fails.
Charges have been made by the
Messrs Sellers that Mr. Dudley Hasel
den had worn a breast plate during the
recent fracas at Sellers. This seemed
a little strange, even if Mr. Haselden
desired thus to clothe hims~f in steel
armor, for breast plates arc not articles
which can be bought o~n the market.
nowadays. At least it is not so in this
section of the country. The News and
Courier representative sends the follow
ing in reference to the matter from
'People are still excited about the
Sellers riot. It has becu repa.rted all
over the country that the Messrs.
Haselden went to Marion on Tuesday.
the day of the shoot.ing, to get coats of
mail that they had1 ordered. Your
correspondent has been talking with
parties in Marion today and has endeav
ored in every way to find out the truth
of the report. Upon ringing up the
Marion Iron Works it was impossible
to get either an affimative or negative
answer. The proprietor gave me
the names of two persons whom I rang
up on the 'phone. One said he had
heard the report, but did not believe
"The other said he had heard work
men, who were employed at the Iron
Works, say that breastplates were made
at the shops. The Sellers and their
friends are very anxious to probe thlis
matter to the bottom. They think that
the proprietor of the Iron Works ought
either deny or arfim the report so as to
set the matter at rest. Under the cir
cumstances a great many reports arise
in reference to the mater, and it is said
that one of the breastplates was shipped
to Columbia. This rumor may have
arisen from the statement imputed to
Mr. Ifaselden that he had "six men to
kill in Columbia,"' and The Record
gives it only as sonie of the current
talk in reference to the row.
Wrecks a Rouse.
By the falling or an acrolite, seven
miles south of Crescent City, 111.. the
residence of John Meyers was partially
wrecked and the neighborhood was
panic-stricken. The metor came from
a point in the sky a little cast of south
and struck the north end of the house,
tearing away a part of the upper story.
The aerolite buried itself in the ground
about three feet from the foundation of
SOLD DEAD BODIES.
An Undertaker Confesses to The
IT WAS A PAYINO SCHEME.
Four Bodies in as Many
Trunks Found in the
Baggage Ikoim at St.
A. dispatch from St. Louis says four
zinc lired trunks, such as used by
traveling men to carry samples, each
containing a corpse, were taken from
the basgage room at the Union station
Thursday, and Frank Thompson, who
says he is city undertaker of Memphis,
Tenn., is under arrest. Charges against
Thompson are being formulated.
For some time the police have been
aware that traffic in human bodies has
been going on through this city and
have been on the watch for evidence.
Recently a shipment of four bodies in
trunks was made, addressed to W. H.
Hamsen at Keokuk, Iowa, to whom
those captured Thursday were alho con
signed. The express man who hauled
the trunks from the Keokuk depot told
the station mastei there that he believed
that they contained bodies. An
investigation was begun and the police
of this city were notified to look out
for any other shipments.
When taken to police quarters
Thompson told of the whole affair.
He said he had the contract for burying
the city dead of Memphis. For some
time he had been selling the bodies to
medical colleges tbroughout this part
of the country. His method was to
pack them with excelsior in drummer's
zinc-lined trunks and take them with
him as baggage as far as St. Louis.
From there he shipped the trunks to
their destination by express. Thomp
son said he had been paid all the way
friom $50 to $200 per body. He said
the name W. H. Hamsen, to whom the
trunks were consigned in Keokuk is a
fictitious one, but he refused to state
who his consignee really is.
In the trunks taken Thur-day were
the bodies of two men and a boy, all
negroes, and a white woman. From
appearances they all died from con
sumption or some other wasting disease.
The white woman was evidently some
one of refinement. Her features are
regular and her hair black. ThA front
teeth are gold filled. All the bodies
are well preserved.
A dispatch from Memphis says Frank
Thompson, who is under arrest in St.
Louis, is well known in Memphis, be
ing the county undertaker, E. D.
Thompson, a brother of Frank Thomp
son, has been indicted on two occasions
charged with improper burial of pauper
dead. It is claimed that the bodies
were interred only six inches under
ground, which does not meet the legal
requirements. On both occasions,
however, Thompson gave a satisfactory
explanation and was released.
A SLICK SWINDLER.
A Bogus Colored Preacher Worked a
Policeman McDonald arrested one
of the slickest swindlers that have ever
operated in this city and he is now on
the chaingang. His swindles did not
net him much, but it was the easy way
he victimized several merchants. He
gave his name as "Rev." John Parks
and said he had charge of some
churches in the upper part of the coun
try. His scheme was to go into a gro
ery or other store and make a purchase
of five cents worth of some particular
article. The merchant would give him
95 cents change, as the Negro invari
able used a dollar in making a purchase.
The merchant was perhaps busy and
proceeded to attend to the other custn
mers. TIhe Negro would put a quarter
of the change in his pocket, substitute
a nickle for it and approaching the
merchant would say: "Boss, you
made a mistake ini this change," show
ing the merchant 75 cents. There
would be some dispute over whether the
right change had been given, but in
four instances the merchants conclu led
they had made the mistake and would
give him the diference to make up the
95 cents. One merchant who allowed
himself to be victimized was so confi
dent that the Nsgro was a swindler that
he put Policeman McDonold on the
case. The officer followed the Negro to
a store just a block away when he at
tempted to work the same game, where
-ipon he was arrested. He was
sentenced to thirty days on the .chain
gang by Magistrate Smith Friday morn
ing. He will be brought up on coim:
plaint of others when he completes this
term and in all he will get 120 days.
Muchly Married Monroe.
A dispatch from Chicago says James
Monroe, the alleged bigamist and
swindler, who was arrested there Sun
day, left for Rochester, N. Y., Wednes
day in custody of a police officer of that
city, to be tried on charges of swind
ling and bigamy. Monroe waived ex
tradition proceeding. Mrs. Mary J.
Coithar, of Bunker Hill, Ills., whom it
it said Monroe married and afterward
deserted in Rochester after obtaining
4,100 from her, identified Monroe
Wednesday. Accordi g to advices re
ceived by the police, Monroe's record
as a bigamist bids fair to eclipse that
of the candy peddler, Farnsworth,
who was recently arrested charged with
having 42 wives in different parts of
the world. The police already have
the names of 26 women, mostly in eas
tern cities, all of whom, it is asserted,
have been married and victimized by
Shooting in Pickens.
A dispatch from Grecnvile, S. C., Lo
the Augusta Chronicle says Dr. Thomas
'. James, of that city, was killed in
Pickens County Thursday night. It is
said he and his son were shot from am
bush and tnat .James was killed and
the young man mortally wounded. JDr.
James had lately moved his family to
Greenville. but practiced in Pickens
county. Siam Lanier has surrenderedl
to the sheriff of Pickens, as the one
who did the shooting. lie says that
James was carrying his (Laniers) wife
awa in a bnggy.
THE RISE fljFETILIERS.
An Officer of the Chemical Company
Confirms the Report.
As we stated sometime ago there will
be a material advance in price of all
fertilizers; and the farmers that is
planning to plant a big cotton crop at
the expense of a provision crop must
consider the additional cost of fertili
zersin his plans. The reason alleged
is that there has been a veay heavy
advance within the last year of every
thing entering into the manufacture of
fertilizers, including not only all classes
of materials used, but in machinery
and mill supplies generally requried
by the factories in their operations.
These advances are well known and
have necessarily caused an increase in
the cost of fertilizers. Whether the
cost to the consumer will be increased
beyond the natural increase, due to the
higher price of materials. as a result
of the formation of the Virginia-Caro
lina Chemical company remains to be
seen. This company controls the ferti
lizer business practically of the whole
South, and can fix the price of goods it
sells. Mr. John W. Huger, of Atlanta,
manager for the Southeastern (division
of the Virginia-Carolina company, was
in Savannah recently and talking to a
Morning News reporter said, among
other things: "The Virginia-Carolina
Chemical company was formed three
years ago by the amalgamation of a few
factories in Virginia. They saw the
severe competition there was between
the companies in the Carolinas and
Georgia, where the companies, on
account of this competition, were mak
ing nothing. Hence they thought it
to their interest to amalgamate their
interests in the Virginians and North
Carolina to preserve a legitimate profit
in the business. From time to time
this company has bought up other com
panies, until now it has become a cor
poration with a capital of $24,000,000;
being managed under subdivisions.
The two Virginias being in one di
vision, the Carolinas in another and
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi
and Tennessee in another. This latter
division will be controlled and managed
by Mr. John W. Huger, with bead
quarters at Atlanta, Ga., having branch
offices in the principal cities in his di
vision." Mr. Huger stated that he
looked for a-very material advance in
the price of fertilizers for the season of
1899-1900, ranging from $1.50 to $2.50
per ton over last season's prices. This
is caused by the sharp advance during
the last six months of all crude
materials used in the manufacture of
fertilizers. Phosphate rock, which
enters largely into the manufacture of
fertilizers, being the source of phos
phoric acid, one of the plant foods, has
advanced over 100 per cent. If this be
true then the glowing reports as to
revival of the phosphate industry in
in this state are confirmed, in which
will rejoice as it means increased
revenue to the treasury. With these
advances in fertiliz3r material it will be
impossible to furnish the consumers
with fertilizers at previous prices ac
cording to Mr. Huger.
He Had Enough of It.
A farmer who was possessed of some
means entered the office of his county
paper and asked for the editor.
The farmer was accompanied by his
son, a youth of 17 years, and as soon as
the editor, who was in his secret sanc
tum, was informed that his visitors
were not bill collectors he came for
ward and shook hands.
"I came ter git some information,"
explained the farmer.
"Certainly," said the editor, "and
you came to the right place. Be seat
The farmer sat on one end of the
table, while his son sat on the floor.
"This boy o' mine." he said, "wants
ter go into the literary business, an' I
thought you'd now ef thar wuz any
money in it or not. It's a good busi
ness, ain't it?"
"Why-yes," said the editor, after
some hesitation. "I've been in it my
self for 15 years, and you see where
I've got to."
The farmer eyed him from head to
foot, glanced around the poorly fur
nished office, surveyed the editor once
more, then, turning to his son, who was
stll on the floor, said:
"Git up, John, an' go home, an' go
back ter ploughing!"
The people of Charleston last
Thursday night united in honor
ing Rudolph C. Mehrtens, chief quar
termaster of the Olympia, the man who
stood at the wheel fifteen hours during
the battle of Manila. German Artil
lery hall presented a brilliant scene
when to the strains of martial music
Mehrtens walked upon the stage on the
arm of Mr. C. C. Plenge, -ehairman of
the committee, followed by Mayor
Smyth, Congressman Elliott and other
distinguished men. In a brief and
happy speech Mayor Smyth welcomed
Mehrtens to his old home and on be
half of citizens presented a handsome
gold watch. Congressman Elliott fol
lowed, and read a letter from Admiral
Dewey in which he alluded to Mehr
tens in the most complimentary terms.
The quartermaster was almost over
come, but said a few words and begged7
his friends to understand that he felt
more than he could say. A general re
ception and ball followed and all vas
merry until the morning hours. Cha:
leston thus leads all the cities in recog
nition of "The men behind the guns.
Jack the Cutter.
Washington has a "Jack the Citter,
who reforms things by sneaking up and
clipping ladies' dresses. He objects to
long dresses that sweep the sidewalks,
and writes the Post when he has suc
ceded iu securing reforms in dresses he
will turn his attention to the idiots
who wear 3 inch collars. As far as we
known there is ne particular objection
A Foolish Threat.
Mr. J. Dudley Haselden is allegea
to have said that there were six men
in Columbia whom he would get, or
he would be taken home feet foremost.
With such warning no one likely to be
among the six is apt to be csught nap
A Queer House.
An eccentric old fellow of Sharon
Mo., who has a hl~y dread of cyclones
has constructed a four-story brick d well
ing whose roof is on a level with the