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VtL. XV MANNING S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1900.
BRYANS O E.
Tremrd:'ut Qvati n Giv:r e
Countless Thcusands C '-r H..
and He Sp -aks to Mu ituas
of Peepta at D/f
Wiliam Jennings Br- an arrived in
New York at three oclook on Tuesday
of Isat week. His reception was an
emphatic ovtinr.. As the train steam
ed into a x of the Grand Certral
depot that part of the imtense builc
ing was packe-d with a waiting multi
tude. Bryan was drive'i to the He
man heutein no open carriage in shieb
he sat next to Rii ard Croker, and
with uncovered head bored and smiled
to the thonisands wh o cheered him.
Forty second street pcson:er, an ani
mated scene. From Lexir'gtin avenue
on one side to Sixth avm'ue on the oth
er, the sidewalks were 1intd with the
As the time aprsesh.:d *for the ar
rival of the tain t-e rtce;eion com
mittee started if, to It :ve further and
further Along sid' ; he track. : this
point the pliecc lires Are' n de ? n-C
fectual by a rtgular fcoall re:,b.
While the recepnen commii~ce were
waitirg Every possible inch of sp-ace on
stairs, at windows, platfIrms, and on
the big bridges cr<.'ring the de;uc-t was
occupied. The narrow pas aec way
along the tracks was a mass o[ peo;-le
when the ergiae of the Br;an train
blew its warrang whistle. Thea came
the miad scramble to reach tie rear car
of the train in whi Col. Bryan was
supposed to be. Mr. Croker, Mr. aearst
and the other members of the reception
comnittee tried to walk in a dignified
manner towards the train to greet the
presidential candidate, but the crowd
was too great. They were pushed and
shoved and hustled along until they
had almost to break into a run before
they could swing themselves en the
rear platform and give Col. Bryan
Meanwhile the crowd had worked it
selt up to what it considered a proper
degree of enthusiasm. It cheered and
halloesd as Bryan stepped on the plat
form. Then escorted by Richard
Croker and the committee he began the
journey toward the street. A number
of people grasped Bryan's hands, the
candidate smiled good naturedly
through it all, in spite of the tact that
both he and Mr. Croker were being
rather roughly jostled about. As he
entered the open carriage and took his
seat Bryan took off his hat and smiled
and bowed on every side. Richard
Croker sat next to him, while Mr.
Hearst and Mr. Shevlin occupied the
other two seats in the carriage. It
took some time to clear a passage way
to Forty-second street, but it was final
ly managed and then the carriages in
which were the receptio1n committee
reembers started for the HIoffman
Bryan reached the Hoff nan house at
3:20 p. m. All the way down Fifth
avenue lhe was cheered by the crowds
that lined the thoroughfare. The
demonstration as Bryan left his car
riage and entered the Twenty-sixth
btreet entrances of the hotel was a
repetition of that along the line Bryan
at once went to his rooms. A few
minutes later he received a delegation
from St. Matthew's L-itheran et-urch,
North Fifth street, Brooklyn. Bev
Augtstus Summers, the pastor, pre
sented him with a goldheaded cane
which had been won by Bryan in re
ceiving the largest number of votes at a
fair held by the church. He made a
speech of thanks and then retired to
rest before the banquet. Four hours
befere the time set for the opening o&
the, doers, 5:30 o'clock, Madison Square
garden, where Bryan and the head of
the State Democratic ticket, John B.
Stanvchfield, epoke, was besieged by
crowds. Throngs gathered and massed
before the two main entrances to the
building on Fourth an-d Madison aye
nues as early as 2 o'clock hoping to get
in when the doors were first opened.
At 5:30 o'clock to the minute the
sound df exploding bonmbs outside the
garden announced the opening of the
doors. Instantly there was a great
rush by the people from Madison ave
nue biallway and from the Twenty
Sixth street entrance, which, acoord
ing to police arrangements, was to be
kept clear for ticket holders. In the
first rush were a few w.omen who got
seats near the spe aker's stand. In less
than 10 minutes every seat on the floor
was taken, and the crowd which had
begun to pour in from all side, at
tacked the gallaries. F~ve zir-:utes
later sa v the balcony and a part 1f the
galleries biack with people. The rush
was then over, but there eame a steal
stream through the principal doors and
all empty seats were soon filled. The
crowd did not arppar at first to be
demonstrative. When the lights were
all turned on there came a brief cheer.
The big remi circular electrical diisplay
over the i-peakcr's stand bere the por
traits of the tno D~emocratie eindidates
the Democratic emblem and the Drmo
cratic watchword, credited to Mr.
Creker, '"We wish to remain free reo
i-Ie," in F-eat letters of light.
Then tts band struck up a national
air, and as the people recognized -Y an
kee Doodle" they got up in their seats,
with uncovered heads, and as they
waved thousands of small American
flags, shouted out the words of the song.
The Garden was decorated in the na
Stional colors only. Streamecra radiated
trom the centre of the root. unrurearn
fhe skylight, to the heads of the iron
pillars over the galleries, and festoons
of flags, with the colors of fibe dilfercist
States, lineda the gallieries.- The spe ak
er's stand was draced simply Wi:L
American fi gs and red, wte and
blue buntingr. At 6:3'0 o cock tae
only seats remaining vaeant mn the en
tire Garden was an ocassonaDl b'ox,
the tickets for which remained good
until 7o'clock. The crowd was orderly
and frequent perf:amnees by the band
brought forth enthusiasm. The ar
rival of prominent Tamnsoy men be
fore the meeting brought forth the
first applause of the evening. As 7
o'cloc approached, the hour w hen Col.
'p to arrivr, the
eexed b"e :o vai up. The Garden
w' 'L!".d. T police kept the
:let tra we. l clx earel anrd back oc
are:s ttre was not an itch o'
aia l :-pac:.
5ry; s cnte-e. the Garden at 7:15
'. As the face of Mr. Crokr,
bi whch appeared Bryan was seen,
her ,wd burst forth in one great pro
L :"ged yell. Er~cryo"ne stood tip t,:e
Li seat end the G.irden was a sea
e wavog g.As Col. B, .an, es
corted by Mr. Crober. Uotunted the
sp eaker's s . . cite eb'crng was ec
tuo..o7 The two eliabd thne air
a.d r.ade t her way to i h; frut (f tIc
r"ception c.m.mittce. Bryan aod 'r.
Cr'ker frequ:rtY res'ended to the
ccrf ug bt :.g to tihe vast au-lieuce
and the faces boh men were wreath
e" in smies. .Just -'hind :he two as
they Ioute th pia.orm, was Mar
an W.k,. esc e by Edward M.
Sherh'ard. -, h c ced as ':nhsrmat of the
meeting. Te cheering oontinucd; now
iving eWn, now beirg renewed with
increaseA vigor. 1- continued for five
minute:. not abting when Bryan rose
to his feet and raised his hand. Mr.
Croker puiled him back into his sor.
The cheering went tn. Then 3Mr.
Croker rose, "esitsted a moment, then
raid his hand for silence. Instead
of ceasieg the crowd broke forth louder
than ever. Do what he ceuld. Mr.
Croker cuuld not silence the crowd.
After nearly 15 minutes of clcris
the pia ., began to dereae. :'ii
glkd tith cheers and hies: .he lattuer
for silence, pasted a minute longer.
"Three cheers for the nxt pres
ides:," brought out a Enal eceer but
an effort to repeat it was drowned in
cries of "Put the:m out."' The en
thusiasm nearly carried the crowd away.
The throng at Madison avenue end of
the garden jammed down at the aisles
and the sixty odd policemen at that
point had to do sincere battle with the
crowd to keep it under control. When
quiet was restored, Mr. Croker rose,
took Mr. Shephard by the hand ana
introduced him to the audience as
chairman of the meeting. Before Mr.
Shephard could get into the subject
"imperialism," to which his address
was devoted, the crowd got so impatient
to hear Bryan that Mr. Shephard could
not ;,proceed. He suddenly stopped
and introduced President Gruggenheim
of the council, who offered the formal
resolution of the evening. They wel
comed Bryan and Stevenson to New
York, approved the Kansas City plat
form; opposed imperialism; protested
against an enormous standing army as
a menance to the republic; praised the
volunteer army as being snficient in
emergency; opposed entangling for
eign alliances; sympathized with the
Boers; denounced trusts; pledged the
party to bring back to th e people cou
stitutionai government and charged the
Republicans with having raised a gi
gantic corruption fund to debauch the
suffrage. The resolutions were cheer
ed though they could not be heard for
the shouts for Bryan, and Mr. Shep
hard at once introduced the latter.
Bryan stepped to the railing about
the stand, as the throng broke afresh
into cheers. He raised his hand for
silence, tut the cheers did not eubside.
Bryan was dressed simply in a black
suit, with a short sack coat.
"Three cheers for nur next pres
ident," came up from the audiere,
Bryan raising his band in depreciation.
The crowd was about to becom~e quiet
when with a boom and a flash of fire a
flashlight bomb went coff in the centre
of the room. Women shrieked and
the nmen yelled, not knowing what it
was. There was great disorder for a
minute and calls for police. A dozen
policemen rushed to the spot where the
man sat who had fired the bomb, grab
bed him and hustled him and his cam
era out into the aisle and out of the
garden. Bryan had stopped quietly
at the rail on the platform. There was
another attempt to renew the cheering
hisses greeted it and Col. Bryan cum
He began quietly, his voice being
scarcely audibie a hundred feet away
fromn the stand, but. he gradually spoke
louder and in a moment his voice could
be heard by the galleries.
Col. Bryan began by referring to the
vast audience before him and said that
it indicated an interesting campaign
which must be gratifying to all who
realized the importance of the questions
involved. He declared that he was
not vain enough to accept the enthus
iasm manifested as a personal tribute to
himseif, because he said, "the individ
ual counts for nothing 'except that he
may be the instrument used by the
people to carry out their will." He
immediately entered upon the defense
of the Democratie causes.
To Check Coercion..
Chairman Jones of the D)2mocratie
national comnmittee and Win. R Hearst,
presiden~t of the national association of
the Democratie issued the tollowing
To the Democratic Clubs:
In the free exercise of the right of
suffrage lies the safety of the republic
Every patriotic, every honest man. is
interested in the preserving of this
right at all hazands. Will you, there
fore, every man of you, please report
promptly to one of us, every instatce
coning to yeur knowiedge of any at
tempt to coerce or intimidate any voter
by any employer, whether a single per
son, a conitaoy or corporation, and
whether atterupted b'y threat. by pre
tense of orders received conditioned on
the election of McKtnley, or otherwise?
Every such offander deserves, like
Cain, to be "a fugitive and a vaga
bond" on the face of the earth, and
the public ought to know who they are.
James K. Jones.
William R. H carst.
A Great Meeting.
A dispateh from New Y rk says
leaving tize Hoffman house 7, ednesday
morning Mr. Bryan turned to State
Cc'mmitteeman Campbell and asked:
"DKb you think the Republicans
rightly gauge the signiticance of last
nighnt's demoostration? i
Several persons present answered i
"The meeting earried with it," added
Mr. Bryan, "its own story. It was the
largest demonstration I have ever wit
nessed anywhere on any occasion. The
enthusiasm appeared to be sincere, and
at all the meetings of last night my
auditors appeared to be en rapport.
}IiE A!) CONFESSED.
Testimany cf Arthur Goebel,
Brother of Mur dered Governor.
STAR TLNG CONVERSATION
H3 lad With Youtssy Just Af
ter His Arrest Given in
D-Tai'. Who K Id
T he trial of Henry E. Youtsey,
charged with being a principal in the
ki? line o overncr G oecbei. was resumed
Vdnesday at Frankfort, Ky., al
though: Y )utsey was reportei in the
same e.. :iun as last week. His
ro:m door' wa; opened and his bed
puled up in plain view and hearing of
the jury a;:d while the witnesses were
b:in xa-ri ed Youte. culd be heard
calling his wife's none in a hollow
moaning voice an, could be seen to be
sitting on his bed.
The feature o6 the day was the tes
timony of Arthur Goebel, brother of
the d.' overnor. lie told of going
to the j .il the 'day Yout-ey was ar
rested a! d then said:
'I put my left hand on Mr. Yout
sey's right shouilier and said: 'Mr.
Youtsey, Colonel Campbell has just re
turned and told me what you have said
to him and I have co:e over to have
you tell mc what you lava told him, to
tell me whether it is true, and to ask
you a few other questions'. Mr. Yout
sey said: 'Yes, Mr. Goebel, what I
have told Colonel Campbell is true.'
"I then said to Youtsey: "Now I
would like to have you tell me about
getting the key on Monday morning
from Powers and about Dick Combs
and about going to see Taylor and also
about going to see Taylor on Tuesday
morning atid where you got the car
tridges.' Youtsey said: 'Ju-t as I told
Colonel Campbeil, I had a talk with
Dick Combs on Monday morning and
he told me that he v s ready to do
the shooting and I went to Caleb Pow
ers for the key to his offi:e and he
told me to go to John Poewers. I went
to John Powers and John Powers gave
me the key. I went to Governor Tay
lor and told him that Dick Combs was
ready to do the shooting. Governor
Tayior said: "You ought not to come
to me about this. I have b:en expect
ing this to be done for somsc time, but
I object to have a Negro do it. It is
too unportant a pniece of work. Combs
may be a spy aid he may betray us."
Youtsey hesitated and I. said: 'Very
well, what did you do next?'
'Youtsey said: '1 test Governor
Taylor and on Titesday morning I went
back to him and said: 'h'be man to do
the shooting is now here.' I interrupt
ed Youtsey there and said: 'You have
told Colonel Campbell the naze of tbat
man and that is one reason why I came
over here to see you. Now if you know
that much you can aso give me the
name of the man, and Mr. Youtsey
said: 'Well, 1 told him Jim Howard
was here; that 1 thought ne gct here
"I asked: 'What else did Taylor
say?' Youtsey said: 'Governor Tay
lor walked up and down the floor
and said: 'Youtsey, what de you
think. If Goebel is killed, do you
think I could hold my effice?' He dis
ussed that matter talking to me back
and forth and I said to him I thought
if Goebel was put out of the way that
the contest would be settled and that
he could hold his office. Finally I
said to him as Governor Taylor hesitated
still: 'It is up to you to decide now
fnally whether it is to be done or not,'
and after some hesitation Youtsey
stated that Tylor said finally:
"'Well, tell them to go ahead. It
is necessary, I can send the man to
the mountains with a squad of soldiers.'
I said: 'Did he say anything about
pardorning him?' anid Youtsey said:
'yes, that is so.' Hie said: 'If it is
necessary I can pardon hitm and ne wilt
be safe enough.' Youtsey then stop
pd and I asked 'What did you do then?
You told Coloniel Camp bell, as he told
me, that you left certain people into
"Youtsey said: '1 went back and re
ported. I told Berry Howard and
Dick Combs and Jim Howard to go and
be in the hall of the executive building
and I then left.' 1 said, 'What dia
'Youtsey said: 'I went and got the
cartridges. When 1 went back Berry
Howard, Dick Combs and Jim Howar'd,
were in the ball and I unlocked the
door and let them in and gavethem the
cartridges.' 1 again interrupted and
asked Youtsey as to whom he had given
the cartridg~es and he said: 'l. gave
them to Jim Howard3. He was the last
man who wa: i: th~e door.'
"I said: 'How r any did you give
him?' ana he said: 'l gave him the
whole box.' I said: 'Mr. Youtsey whio
ired the shot?' and he said: -[ cannot
tell you, 1 didn't see him.' I said:
'What did you~ do when Sou let him
in? He said: 'I stor~d near the door.'
1 said: -You gaive the eartnvhgs to
"Where did you get the eartridge=?'
"He said: 'I got them from Powell
& Clements on Main street in Cincin
nati. On the 22nd of January 1 wrote
them and told them to send a box of
S 55 smokeless steel cartridges, Win
"I said: 'Was he shot with a Win
ehst~er rifle?' He said: "The cart
ridges fit either a Winchester or a Mar
"I sid: 'How much did you sdnd
"lHe said: 'l sent them a postoffie
order for a dollar.'
"Mr. Youtsey then stopped and I
said to him: 'Mr. Youtsey, :you have
jast told Colonel Ca'npbell and told me
that Mouday morning you went to Gov
eror Taylor and told him that Dick
Combs was ready to do the shooting if
Taylor objecoted and now you tell me
on Tuesday morning you let Dick
Combs into the office. How is that?'
Youtsey hesitated and finally said:
Wel, those were the three men I let
in.' ilooked at him and said: 'They
left hard lobby of the legislature and
you say you let him in that room.'
Youtsey finally said: 'Those are the
three men I let in the room."
Set Afloat in Many Quarters to
Frighten the People.
Senator J. K. Jones, chairman of
the Democratie national committe made
Thur-day the following statement:
"It has been the fashion for the Re
publicans for some years to denounce
Democrats as anarchiste, revolutionists
and the like, and the Repubiiean party
seems to have a monopoly of revolu
tionary suggestions just now.
" We see a secretare of the trea:ury
in an effort to disturb the business of
the country for poliical effect, sugze-t
jag that Mr. Bryan, in case of his
ehetion, would deliberately evade the
law, with a purpose as unstatesmanlike
and unpatriotic as his own in making
this suggestion. Fortunatly Mr. Bry
an teas been before the public long
enough for every one to know that
tricks and false pretenses are not among
his weapons, and suggestions of this
kind excite contem;'t.
"But worse than this is the fact that
other men who should despise such
pretenses, affect to believe that in case
Mr. Bryan shall be elcted, he will
pack the Supreme cou:t for pur
poses of his own. Can it be possible
men themselves actually contemplate
such revolutionary methods in case Mc
Kinley shall be elected? t.rtain!y no
such revolutionary 'schemes have been
advocated or even suggested ty any
Democrat of whom I have ever heard.
There is nothing in any Democratic
platform or in the utterances of any
assemblage of Democrats or of any
single leading Democrat to ugrest
such an idea. The suggestions origin
ate orly with Republicans and seem to
show when once the party has aba-i
doned the principlesof the constitution.
to which extraordinary lengths its ex
treme members are likely to go. This
manifestation is of itself a strong ar
gument for a return to a strict obser
vance of the principles of the constitu
ion and of Democratic doctrine and
"I repeat that there is nothing in
any Democratic utterance on which
fear of 'attack upon the supreme court
can be founded. The construction put
upon expressions in the Democratic
platform of 1896, which were pervert
ed and misconstrued as a basis for
euch charges, was unwarranted and un
true. No such purpose has ever en
tcred the mind of any Democrat, but
the leading idea with Denocrits every
where is to return to the principles of
the constitution and to faithfully ad
minister the laws as written."
HANNA MEETS A WATERLOO.
Defeated In-Verbal Battle With Chi
cago Stock Yard Men.
A dispatch from Chicago to the
Philadelphia Times says: Seantor
Mark Hanna had an experience recent
ly which he will never forget. The
County Rspublican committee induced
him to a:.tempt a specn in the Twenty
ninth wan-the stock yards .Democra
tic stronghold. The sceae was a tent
and taere were 6,000 men in it.
When Senator lianna was introduced
pandemonium reigned. He stood his
ground, but for half an hour could not
say a word. There was a continuous
storm of jeers and hisses. The name
Bryan was shouted and Bryan banners
ana lithographs waved in the air.
When a semblance of quiet came Han
na's voice was heard declaring that
Bryan had trampled on the fbag in the
Pilippines. Hen was allowed to go no
A man juamped on a chair and cried
out: "Howv did you get your money?"
"I earned every doliar of it by honest
labor," said the senator, "and I am
paing my employes the highest wages
in their line paid in the United States.'
"No, sir," said the mani, "you did
not earn it. You made it off labor and
through trusts you formed." -"How
about the coal miners?" yelled another.
"T'he miners' strike will be settled
to-morrow," shouted ilanna, "n
when President Mitchell comnes back
ask him who secured the 10 per cent.
advance for the miners,"
To this a tundired voices answered
that he Lad the operators grant the
10 per cent raise for the purpose of
coercing the miners to vote for McKin
ley and that they would ail be hred as
soon as the election was over.
Once again the senator tried to speak.
"Every dollar I ever had I-'
"stoie,' shouted 1,000. men in the
"How about the seamen you threw
out ol jobs? ' was shoutedi.
"I defy anyone to prove that I pay
my seamnen any but the kLignast wages;
tay are all working, too.
"You cuL down te pay ei your long
shoremen in Ceveiana.7
"TIhat is a daian lie, 'crled Haniia.
"You arc a reao," sliouted the dis
"Why did congress turn down the
'A)its was the only govar ament in
the world to w~tet:d sympathy to the
Bors. Con-gress went to the limiit of
its powers. a Hanna's answer.
-"How aboux Webstemi Dvia? ~asked
"He got $100,000X for what he did."
"Mark Hae~na, that is a lie; I know
Davis and he -wouldf not do that."
"It will be proved soon. Hie went
to the Boers and represented himself
as secretary of state. Davis proved
himself to be a traitor to his country
as well as to his party."
Each of ~Han na's statements was
broecn by shiouis i "how about the
"Who mad-e ia eceary for the
Pennsyvania esa mise~rs to srk?
"How about tha: full dinuer pail?"
Senat:>r H-anns.'s weeki phiysical con
dition finally a(gaai to sho.v the~ effects
of the terrific 'ir-ieal. He grew very
weak and wa hdped fromi tte stage.
Headts on the Wall.
The Pekin colum~n of the Pao Ting
1i exedition arriveid a'. a poinlt six
miles south of (Cei Chow ThursdAy
without eneon~rteriCe oppoitionl They
found tho headis of 14 BoxerM on thei
walls at Choir Choon and they killed
Cotton Picking Nearing Comple
tion in Texas.
RICE ABOUT GATHERED.
Some Localities in South Car
olina Reo: rt Cotton Bloom
ing and Fruiting Freely
at th's Late Date.
Mr. J. W. Bauer, section director of
the weather bureau service, has given
The State the following weekly sum
m~aiv of weather and crop conditions
issued fromn the New Orleans station:
Marked changts are reported in the
mean temperature from that of the
week ending Oat. 8th. Deficiencies are
noted at all regular weather bureau
stations in the cotton belt, except Wil
mington, N. C., and in Louisiana, Mis
sissippi, and Texas the temperatures
ranaged from 4 to 7 degrees below nor
Practically no precipitation was re
corded during the week in Texas,
Louisiar.a, south Mississippi and the
scuth portion of Alabama, and only
light showers fell at scattered places in
Arkansas and Oklahoma; in all other
sections of the otton belt rainfall was
!-,rloful and in some States so fre
m 'rt and colo us as to interfere with
tid work. The telegraphic report of
the Atlanta district was not received
in time for use in the preparation of
t e chars, bat the total rainfall is
given (in inches) as follows: Atlanta,
70; Chattanorga, 3 20; Coiumbia, 10;
Gairesville. 70; Greenville. T; Griffin,
50; Macon, 30; Nosrn, 70; Rome,
1,00; Spartanburg, 9O; Toecoa, 50;
West Point, 4>.
The fol!owing are telegraphic sum
merics f:om climate and crop sections
of the weather bureau in the cotton
belt and Cuba:
Louisiana-Cotton picking is rapidly
approaching comple.ion in many local
ities and about three-fourths of the
crop in this State, as a whole, has been
gathered. All correspondents report
cotton being ginned and marketed as
fast as picked.
But little rice remains in the field
uncut, threshing is is full progress
throughout the rice district and nearly
all rice mills are running to their full
The showers during the latter part
of last week were followed by a decided
drop in temperature and, with the ex
ception of light, local showers, fair
weather with light temperatures below
normal has prevailed since. For sugar
cane, these conditions at this season
are almost ideal, and while the cane
now being cut and ground, on account
of being too green, is not yielding the
quantity of sugar expected, it is ripen
ing and increasing in sugar content
very rapidly. A large additional num
ber of mills will begin operations dur
ing the coming week. Fall planting
and wind-rowing sugar cane for seed
Texas-Dry, cool week, very favora
ble for out door work; catton picking
progressing rapidly, nearing completion
in some localities, while not over half
cmpeted'in other ections, complaints
that pickers are scarce come from a
few places; corn gathering progressing
nicely; sugar cane doing well and ma
turing; rice harvesting continues, crop
good; rain needed foi truck gardening
and plowing; wheat seeding is well un
der way and with favorable weather a
good crop will be sown.
Oklahoma Territory-Weather clear
and cool and favorable for cotton pick
ing, which progressed rapidly, scarcity
of pickers continues; light frost occur
red on the 8th and 9th, but the dam
age reported is very slight; cotton has
improved in appearance and is matur
ing very fast.
Arkansas-Weather cool, light rain
general, but did not interfere seriously
with cotton pioking. Rhich progressed
rapidly, pic3king about half completed
in most sections, while in others it is
neaing completion, moet of the cotton
is open. except in a few localities
where it continues to bloom and form
squares; light frost in some localities,
no damage reported.
Mississippi-Cool and rainy weather,
quite unfavorabi for gathering cotton,
opening checked, nearly through pick
ing in places, rain and wind reduced
rade; barley, rye and oats being
sown; turnips and late gardens im
proved; light frost in northern section
caused no damage.
Alabama-Cool and unfavorable,
with much wet weather, which dam
aged cton, retarded picking and
c::usd somie core and cotton to sprout,
but favorable far fall plowing; cotton
and core nearly all gathered, with light
vield; turnips ioferior, but other minor
crops s-atisfactory; some oats being
Georgia -Rains during the early por
tion of the week delayed picking and
did some damage to cotton, causing it
to drop, and sprout in the boll, very
littie cotton unpicked in the southern
half of the State: some wheat and ce.ts
sown; turaips, gardens and pastu-es
Fiorida--Week favorable for seei1 ng
and transplantinrg vegetables; cotton
picking progressed where not delayed
by rains, bulk of the crop has been
houed; orange shipments have begun,
citrus trees and pineapples doing well.
South Carolina-Cooler, with much
cloudiness and frequent rains interfer
ed with picking the little cotton remain
ing in the fields, some localities report
cotton blooming and fruiting freely,
some may mature if kiiling frost holds
off, sea island also fruiting freely;
r)und in condition for plowing; .June
rice- harvest progressir.g. but wo wet
to thresh: minor crops improved.
North 'Carolina-Cool cloudy weath
er. with rains, delayed cotten picking
but improved conditi )n of soil; new
groth started in cotton, plants and
oec blooms~ reported. but too late to
ature; ver! little cotton lef t in the
fids, and the grade of that is poor;
sowing winte'r wheat advancing rap
idy and the seeds are sprouting well.
Tennessee--Week cool and wet, with
rai: on three days; cotton picking con
si-jerabiy delayed, but as a rule the
,uk of the crop has been gathered, the
average crop will be short; peanuts
and sweet potatoes are being dug, and
th sowing of w-heat gneallybeun.
Every Thing Ready for Our Great
Columbia, Oat. 20.-Special: Mat
ters are now in great shape for the
State fair. The touching up of the
grounds and buildings has been com
pleted. The space for the different ex
hibits has been assigned, and applica
tions from other exhibitors are being
promptly answered by Secretary Hollo
way and his assistants. All the indi
cations point to a fair that shall
be among the greatest in all
the history of the Agricultural
Society. Not only will there be plenty
to see, but there will be p'enty of peo
ple to see them. Unless all signs fail
there will be a great crowd here all the
It is expected that every department
of the fair will be better filled with
varied exhibits than ever before-.bus
affording to visitors a view of objects
that will not only interest but advantage
also. The number of fine horns on
exhibition promises to be unusully
large. Other features will attract viai
tore and entertain them also.
THE MILITARY FEATURE.
The encampmentof the State militia
will be a grand affair. Adjutant Gen
eral Floyd estimates that there will
surely be not less than one thoneaod
soldiers present. The following com
mands will surely be in camp, and will
take part in the parade and the competi
First Rsgiment. Col. J. C. Boyd,
Jasper Light Infantry, Yorkville,
Capt. W. B. Moore.
Hazelwood Rifles of Cornwall, Ches
ter county. Capt. J. S. McKeown.
Morgan R fius of Clifton, Capt. John
McGowan Volunteers of Spartanburg,
Capt. Wm. McGowan.
Gsenwood Light Infantry of Green
wood, Capt. H. M. Gaines.
Fort Mill Light Infantry of Fort Mill,
Capt. W. R. Bradford.
Lee Light Infantry of Chester, Capt.
J. C. McLure.
Second Regiment. Col. Wilic Jones,
Tillman Volunteers of Orangeburg,
Capt. J . H. Claffy.
Richland Volunteers of Columbia,
Cart. Walter N. Kirkland.
Sumter Light Infantry, Sumter, Capt.
H. Frank Wilson.
Timmonsville Guards of Timmons
ville, Capt. W. H. Keith.
Bamberg Guards of Bamberg, Capt.
W. R. Wright.
The Kershaw Guards of Camden,
Capt. S. C. Zemp.
Governor's Guards, Columbia, Capt.
Charleston First battalion. Major
Henry Schachte commanding, 200 men.
Naval militia reserves-Lafayette
Artillery, Charleston, Capt. C. L. Da
Bas; Chicora R-ffes, Mt. Pleasant,
Lieut. J. A. Patjens; Beaufort Volun
teer Artillery, Beaufort, Lieut. Geo. P.
So far the following members of the
governor's staff outside of Columbia
have indicat-ed their intention of at
tending: Cols. C. J. Redding, Charles
ton; A. H. Moss, Orangeburg; D. A
Spivey, Horry; T. 3. Hamer, Bennetts
ville; T. F. Brantley, Orangeburg; Geo
D. Tillmnan, Jr., Clark's Hill; Jno. F.
Folk, Bamberg; W. C. Hough, Lancas
ter, and H. A. Tripp, Blacksburg.
.Excellent arrangements for the quar
tering and feeding of the troops have
been perfected, and nothing will be left
undone that will contribute to their
comfort. The place for the encamp
ment is convenient to the fair grounds,
and otherwise well adapted to the p-ar
pose. There will be abundance of good
SCHOOLS AND COL LEGES
It is now settled that the students of
Clemson College and Winthrop College,
and the cadets of the Citadel Academy
will attend the fair for one day at leact.
Clemson and Winthrop will have an
exhibit illustrating the work done by
its students. The cadets of both
OCmson and the Citadel will appear in
the parade of the troops when they are
reviewed by the governor. Some of the
finest drilling ever witnessed in South
Corolina may be expected of both corps.
ON THE STREETS.
People as a rule prefer to spend part
of each day of fair week "down street."
They want to see Columbia. And Co
lumbia wants to see them. So the cit?
foks have arranged, for every after
noon, a street exhibition consisting of
acrobatic performances, tight-rop3
walking, and other feats by first-class
Preparations are rapidly making for
the pyrotchnio displays on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday of fair week.
This will be one of the greatest attrac
tions of the week. It will take place in
rear of the fair grounds-where there is
a natural amphitheatre striknigly adapt
ed for such an exhibition. Comfortable
seats will be provided for the immense
crowd that will surely attend.
Columbia's hotels and boardins;
houses could not be expected to accomi
modate the throng of visito-s is, fAr
week. The management of the ctry
Fair Associat'on have tlerefore arrang
ed to have quarte-rs iin numerous private
houses in different parts of the city, on
most reasonable terms.
TH E JAY BAND.
Here is a leuter whieh tells of one big
Bull Swamp P. 0., Lexington Co., S.C.
\r. Elitor The State.
Dear Sar I have jezt seed in you last
Tu~y paper where a Jay band was a
comin to the Fair.
Well Sar the Bull Swamp cornet band
hes been hired to play music and I
reckon you call us a Jay band because
we are a playing cheap, but we only
want to let the people hear us once,
and we will git the Job every Fair,
When my boys strikes up the B. R.
Tillman march written for the Bull
Swamp cornet band by Mike whit
business will suspen chilern will leave
scool and, the Columbia musicians will
go mad with envy.
We are a coming up Mondy eying, but
we wont be in town till Tusdy mornin
asw are a eni to stop in Brookland
with Adam Shull Monday night. He
dont no we are comin but it will be all
Leder of the
Ball Swarnp band
Mystery of a Murder.
That great "trunk tragedy" as it was
known through all New E gland way
back in 1872 when the mutilated body
of Jennie Clark was found wedged into
a trunk which had been picked up in
the Angus river, was in some respects
no more myter.ous than the murder
which was revealed Wednesiay by the
finding of a man's body, decapitated
and denuded of the limbs, in a gunny
sack in Gienmore pond, near Lynn,
Mass., The police are inclined to the
belief that George E. Baily has been
murdered and have taken under arrest
John C. Best, 25 years of age farm
hand, employed on the estate of which
the supposed victim of the murderer
was earetaktr. The police in search
ing the farm house where the men lice,
found in the barn cellar an axe which
bore blood stains but it is not certain
they are of human blood, some stains
on a window sill, and on a piece of card
board in a room of the house. Bai:ey
disappeared on Oct S No one knew
the reason but there w, ere persons who
supposed that be had followed his wife
to Wiscastle, Maine, she having left
the house, it is asserted, because of a
disagreement. I: is now claimed that
the woman, kn.>wn as Mrs. Bailey,
was not his wife. that although Bailey
was married, his wife's whereabouts
are unknown. The woman is said to be
Miss Susie Youeg and she was the
housekeeper. With these clues the
police are trying to solve the mystery
of the murder.
Tar and Feathers.
The Dewieites are determined to
tbwarth the efforts to keep them out
of Mansfield, Ohio, and the results
may be serious. Three have been de
parted since Sunday. Three are known
to be hiding and have been holding
secret services. Elder William of
Benton Harbor, Michigan, who was
sent out of town on Monday rode in
on a bicycle and gave the police a lively
chase before they captured him. They
sent him away on a train, but he said
he would return every day, as he had
been ordered to do so. Deacon Homer
Kessler of Chicago, Dowie's advertising
manager, came into town and went to
the court house to find his lawyers. The
police took him to the railroad depot
and there he was rescued by three
deputy sheriffs with a writ of habeas
corpus. The deputies started for jail
with the elder and a crowd followed,
throwing stones and clubs. Deputy
Sher:ffs Bell and Kessler were struck
by stones and severely injured. They
reached the jail and Kessler was locked
up and several deputies placed on guard.
A crowd is collecting around the jail and
other crowds are scouring the etty for
the hidden elders, equipped with tar
Died on the Train.
The Augusta Tribune of Tuesday has
the following cecount of the sudden
death of Mr. Frank P. Beard: "Mr.
Frank P. Beard, well known in Augusta,
was found dead this morning on the
outgoing Southere passenger train.
Mr. Beard was in the city on business
connected with the paper he is now
running at Graniteville, S. C., and
was returning to the latter place.
Seemingly he was alU right when he
boarded the train. After the train
had crossed the river, the conductor,
in collecting fares, reached Mr. Beard
and requested his ticket. He received
no answer. Looking closer, something
peculiar attracted his attention, and
an examination revealed the fact that
he was dead. The cause of death could
not be learned, asit is a South Carolina
case, comning under the jurisdiction of
the Aiken, S. C., coroner, who will hold
an inquest this afernoon. Mr. Beard
was a well known printer and news
Pile of Charred Bones.
The charred bones of a man and a
boy, supposed to be the remains of
Colonel.A. J. Fountain and his son,
Henry, have been found in the Sac
remento mountains, New Mexico.
Colonel Fountain and his son left Lin
coln for Las Cruees the latter part of
January, 1896 A fter leaving LaLuz
they disappeared. About a week later
their buckboard was found near the
Chalk bluffs. Near by was a pool of
dri:d blood and a few blood-stained
coins, indicating the scene of a trag
edy. Fountain was a lawyer and in the
valise he carried were indictments for
the arrest of a number of persons
charged with cattle stealing. Several
men suspected of the murder were ar
rested after a fight with the offiers, in
which a deputy sheriff was killed, but
all were acquitted for lack of evidence.
Fight With a Devil Eish.
Capt. F. l)ominick, of a fishing
smack, had a fierce fight with an Amer
ian whip sting ray, or devil fish, near
Charleston ligh.house recently. C-sp
tain Dominick was fishing in quiet
waters and his lines were hanging
loosely f'romx his boat. S-.ddenly there
w-s a vicious pull of the line and a
whip sorng ray, weighing 125 pounds,
came to the surface. The fish fought
to get awayv and some of his fiint teeth
were broken in the scramble. The
tail began whipping the air as soon as
it came from the wnter, ani Captain
1ominick threw his hands to his face
for protection. Sciziae a big knife ly
inz in the boat, he severed the tail.
Tis somewhat suiblud the fish and
in a short time Caiptain Dominick had
killed the monster.
Dead But Pardoned.
Wiley Miles, colored, a 15 months'
on viet on the county chaingang, died
at Elgefield last Friday and was buried
by the county on Saturday. Wiley was
onvicted last spring of larceny from
the field. He was not in good health
and was ruptured. He was put at light
ork, but even that proved too much
for him, and he was put in jail here so
that he could seure attention. He was
not kept confined in a cell, or eyen in
the jail building, but was allowed the
freedom of the jail yard. Hise condition
was such that it was not a hard matter
o get persons interestd in his case.
The governor was appealed to for a
pardon and he signed it on the 10th
instant. It reached here on the 12th,
the o which Milea died.
THE MINERS WIN.
Operators Climb Down and Ac
cept All Conditions.
GREAT VICTORY FOR LABOR
Just Demands, Splendid Organ
ization, Law Abiding Conduct
and- Republican Fight Re
sponsible for the Result.
The great strike of the anthracite
mine workers of Pennsylvania, which
began Sept. 17, practically ended Wed
nesday when. the Philadelphia and
Reading Coal and Iron company, and
the Lehigh Valley Coal company
agreed to abolish the eliding scale in
their respective regions and to grant
an advance in wages of 10 per cent.
net, the advance to remain in operation
until April 1, 1901, or thereafter. This
action meets the demands of the Scran
ton miners' convention. The decision
was arrived at after a conference be
tween representatives of the individual
coal operators and the large coal carry
ing companies. The conference began
Wednesday's action was the culmina
tion of the recent meeting of the indi
vidual operators at Scranton, following
the mine workers' convention in the
same city. Nearly all of the collieries
in the coal region had, previous to the
mine workers' convention, pasted no
tices granting an advance of 10 per
cent. The mine workers in consider
ing this demanded tha the sliding
scale in the Lehigh and Schuylkill dis
tricts be abolished, the increase to be
guaranteed until April 1, 1901, and all
other differences be submitted to ar
bitration. The individual operators
agreed to everything and the appoint
ment of a committee to induce the
Reading and the Lehigh companies to
abolish the sliding scale and make the
wage increase permanent followed. It
is conceded that the result of Wednes
day conference is a complete victory
for the men. All the demands of their
convention are acceded to and as one
of the individual operators put it after
the conference the operators go a lit
tle further in agreeing to maintain the
wage advance after April 1. This same
operator, who required that his name
be not used, said in speaking of the
"It's all up to the miners now. We
have agreed to everything and fioth
ing remains now but for them to re
turn to work as soon as the notices
are posted by the colliery managers.
These notices will be practically simi
lar to the Reading company's notice,
the phraseology only being changed. I
look for a resumption of operations by
Monday at the latest. 'he coaference
was entirely harmonious and every
phrase of the strike situation was gone
The Reading company's notice reads:
"It hereby withdraws the notice
posted Oct. 3, 1900. and, to bring about
practical uniformity in the advance of
wages in the several coal regions, gives
notice that it will suspend the opera
tion of the sliding scale, will pay 10
per cent. advance on September wages
till April 1, 1901, and thereafter until
further notice; and will take up with
its mine employes any grievances which
they may have."
Eight Lives Lost.
Eight people were either burned to
death or suffocated in a fire which
partially destroyed the three-story
frame double tenement house, 4 and
45 12 Hester street, New York, Wed
nesday. The dead are: Sarah Sass, 36
years old. Samuel Sass, 13; Lena Sass,
9; Morris Sass, 2; Mrs. Horowitz,
46; Rosa Lewis, 52; Mendal Strauss, 60;
Samuel Strauss, 20. Mary Murray, 40,
was severely burned about the back
and was taken to a hospital. The fire
was discovered after 1:30 o'clock by the
janitor of the buildings. He ran out
into the hail to find it ablaz3. Hid
shouts aroused the others in the house,
but the flames had already gained fierce
head way and few of those in the build
ings had time to save themselves by the
stairs. The loss is $6,000.
A Marine Catastrophy.
News of a marine estastroghe as a
result of which 33 persons, 19 of them
foreigners, five hailing from the United
States, were drowned, was brought
Wednesday by the Empress of Japan.
The Norweigan steamer Colland, new
steamer of 3.899 tons, was making her
third voyage from Port Arthur with a
general cargo for Japanese ports and
when off Iowassima she was run down
by the steamer Ize Marn. She had 40
passengers and a crew of 20, with five
foreign officers. The Ize Maru picked
up the survivors and brought them to
Nagasaki. Two foreigners, 12 Japanese
and some Chinese escaped in a boat
and 22 of the crew including the cap
tain and second offier, were rescued by'
the Izt Maru.
A Mixup In China.
Reliable unoffiial 'reports say the
advance guard of the allied forces
entered Pao Ting Fa October 17. The
city, it is added, was practically deserted
and offered no resistance. The British
column captured 17 imperial soldiers at
We Nan Sien October 10, who were
part of the force of 2,000 men sent to
disperse the Boxers in that region.
Tne captives assert that they killed-200
Boxers and were returning to Pa Chow
when they were fired upon and dispersed
by the French. The British con
fiscated their arms and horses and
released the imperial soldiers. Runners
report that many Chinese are return.
ng to the villages in the path of the
erman- French column.
A Queer Notion.
Although it is estimated that the
cal deposits in the province of Shansi,
hina, are suffeient to supply the
world with feul for 4,000 years, the
hinese have never used any of it for
fuel because they were afraid they
would offend some of their old earth
gds by digging it.