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\NV -- Ll XVN 'i\I\ G, 7, 1900 1SO ;I 34S) SNO E B R
MANY1 \VI K KILL:1'_I),
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Twenty Bui s rg ir: N-'w Y'rk.
MANY NARROW ESCAPES.
A Smil1 Bez t Starts 0 ( <1
the Wo-se Ca'astr ph-s
in the H story .f N w
Yo, k City.
As the r :t f a snLali Ore in Ncw
York on Tu. - a. of last we:k sevtrai
t-ucce-sive t >ien . of chemicals Co
curred in the rug store at Warren and
Greenwich stret is atC blew QownI a
cozen butidings and badiy daigted a
score of other. The less of htie is not
known, but from all wouroes t f iaferms
tion it is gatlercd that there are per
haps tie boeies of 3'k persons in the
ruins, though Iecau-e uf :ho hot de
bris and; the &lowncs of the tuovieg of
it, nobcds L.:d been removed up to
midnight. 'l .e disaster was one < the
mzost terrible -.hat has t v :r oceurred in
this city, and rivals the Wir.dsr htel
lire in its a!,pliing results, thouk in
loss of property it will be w-r-e a idf
Croker of the fire dcpartwent sai >
right that the loss is !ull $1,500 UU
The action of the tremenaeus catas
trophe was more vivid and awful than
the city has teen for a long time.
Builcings fell in on themselves or
toppled over on ot'ers, iron girders
were thrown }aids away, mashing
through great walls, whole structures
fell into the streets in piles so that the
line of thcroughfare could not be
marked out, huge :plnters '.f iron,
teel and wood wtre flung into the
streets And into the buildings clean
through the wails where they b-ried
wemen and men. People walking
through the streets were knouked down
and aangerously injured by timbers,
glass and steel, horses were thrown
cown, wagons, windows, store franti
and all Eorts of property fcr blocks in
every direction were wrecked and dam
aged. There were 35 persops reported
missing and 10 men, women and chil
dren are on the list of inj ird.
The builiing of Tarrant & Co.,
makers of medicinal specialties, stand
ing at the nortnwest corner of Green
wich and Warren streets and filled
with chemicals, took fire in some way
that may never be known at ab ut a
quarter atter 32 o'clock this afternoon.
1i was 16 minutes afterwards that a
citizen iushed into the house of fire
engine ', on Chambers street, near
Greenhicn, and shouted that Tarrant's
drug hcuse was on fire. He had seen a
volume of black smoke coming from
the third window. An alarm was
Soon afterwards second and third
alarms were turned in. One fire com
pany had just arrived when a terific
explosion occurred and threw the entire
engine's crew down the stairwa;. The
firemen, realizing the danger of their
position, rushed out of the building to
the street. The explosion has filled the
street in frogt with a shower of falling
glass and small debris, which sent the
crowd already gathered on the opp.o
site sidewalks, fleeing for safety and
caused the horses hitched to the en
gines to rear and try to get away, E:1
gineer Rocksberry was unfastenmitg the
norses, and Fireman Brown, of the
company, was turning the safesty valve
of the engine when tne explosion oc
curred and covered them with a shower
et glass. Both were injatred, as was
another fireman belonging to the com
HURLED ACROSS THE STREET.
Capt. Devanney, of the company, or
dereQ his crew back into the building.
They were dragging the line to the door
way for the second time when another
explosion, more teriific than the first,
came and the whole crew was hurled
across Greenwich street, Devanney be
ing so badly injtea that he was sent
to a hospital. in the meantime the
other engines that had responded to the
alarm had collected and the firemen
were busy rescuing people from sur
rounding buildings. Firemen bad al
ready taken many girls down the only
are escape upon the bailaing, and more
persons nad teen carried down the es
cpes of the Home .Made restaurant
next door, and the buildings adjoining
upon Warren street. The second ex
plosion ccurred about five minutes af
ter the first. From the accounts of wit
nesses the building seemed to ieap into
the air, and in a moment masses of
brick walls, timbers and stone were
faling into the streets. T he force of
the explosion tore away the wall of the
commision storehouses fronting on
Washington street and caused them to
collapse, falling all at once in a mass of
timbers, boxes and barrels, fromn which
the flames which burst out from the
Tarrant buiiding like the nelening of a
cannon, at onc brokc fvrah.
EXPLOSION iFTER EXPLOSION
Across Warren street to the opposite
buildings the flames icaped, settung
them all afire at once, the force of the
explosion demolishing windows and all
wooden sanuctures atiout tbe houses.
In a moment Warren street wns choked
up with a mass of debris and the whole
place was aflame. The great explosion
was followed by haelf a dozen more
scarcely less intense and by a countless
number of smaller ones. By this time
the fire apparatus was armvng from
every direcuion. Deputy Chief Ahern
came about two minutes after the see
od explosion, and he at once ordered
a tiftn alarm .ent out, followed by a
general cai f or ambulances. The ex
plosion and diro togetner had now as
sumed the propertions oi a great catas
t-ople, and at w.as at r:st Lhougnt ,that
hundreds of lives had Oven lost.
Throngs of people were rushing about
in the nearnY streets, marny of them
panic-stricken, fleeing from the fire.
They mingled in the crowd that was
ruhing down from Broadway to see
what had happened
half an hour after the explosion the
streets for bioeks around the fire were
crowded withi dre apparatus, with a
score of amb~ulances, while hundreds of
police were being ru:,hed from all the
lower precinets of the city to form
lines, and many priests from nearOy
parishes were going here and there in
the smoke-obscured thoroughfares,
seeking for irnjured who might need
a .;inan . k wa. r iig high in
the a r, :. .i .S t h t1 iin's that could
unt be co oled by ite i:uidreds of
-treaui- thrawo upyj them.
T b e eed ,! xsion carried d:strue
ion, i ,very d;r- eion. Tu ,at i. did not
C u-e a k h1 e 3:e loss of life was due
S : iac. tha. aim s ii minu'es
i:. te af:er the fir.t cry of fir,
-- cry that was a real warning to
woo kew the ucharac:er of the
hee a~s ii the burninehuiiding-and
ui.. Lve ir-utes oceurrtd between t ie
-t .:ndt min~ -c % xplsi, which war,1
er ous with-n :earig, arid the
e:nn oaie1. .Justafcrthe cutbrcak of
ir.- 'r.-u1 he wiydois of ti C buiding
d a ) t :- :nt train s; iTed at Warren
,treet -atiot, et the Nt th Avenue ele
vaied r. a i It 1 aied on in tim4 to es
eate 11' he-x 'lo..ion, at:d th' few , eople
wi1 we h-ft the plaforrm of the
-tatio: atT thoug:t to have all escaped
befere the reat ex'dosi)n. T be sta:tr.n
waster tied aco:' the stiutire, e try
in with hlin the rec'ipts of th, day
and fis uouscd tickets while two we
nen, w ho: ha: t",- d on t he platform
ro watrh The fire. f:ightened by the
i-.t ex.si ti-d down the down
town tract. a;-iited by the station
p.or er. who to;, nem to the Barclay
treet station it: sa-ety. 1The explosion
pcarl- e~arcd away th-' station and the
ass e. w-onry that fit with it broke
throu the ti ioring and almost demol
seed t;:. ::tru::ure j it blow the
I.il i. T US EsQ'APES .
Imierse tea<Ses of muasonry, pieces
of great b.sri,, window casions and an
tcdescriba^' rars of wrckage of ev
ery deserip-' .un: 1 i-. m-euly into
the stree: I . r.:n <f th. bulling. The
force of tue explosion below had
thrown the S-etnen back acrois the
street, so try they were not caught,
out their e- ea: from the rail of de
bris was almost miracu'ous.
The wreckaze was thrown aeross
through the wmtdows of the building in
which the I-ving National bank is on
tbe northe-t o.r e- of the atr-et. The
offi)es of tie ini e bank and of Meck
iem Bros., Ta :s dc: brokers, were
Pre:icent Fraceher, cf the Irving
bank, was away on busieess at the
time of the exaosion, tu u the vice pros
ident, Charles H. Mtela:e. and John
W. Castre-;, the cashier, Jas A Denni
son, and the assi-tant cashier, B F.
Werner. the paying teller, Wm. )m
lap, and the adjuster, Van Z ;idt, were
At the fi:st explosion an attempt w.as
made to gather all the m~nsy and pa
pers that were lying on the c)unters,
and to throw them into the safes, and
it was supposed that this had been
done, when the second explosion
brought flying glass and plastering
from the sky lighted cellings down
about the heads of every body and
caused them to escape in a hurry. Capt.
McCiuskey of the detective bureau who
hurried every available man of his staff
to the fire was appealed to for protec
tion for the funds of the b ink, he being
told that they were in the bank vault
the d .or of which was Euprosed to be
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
Whon the cap tain and his men enter
ed, ho never, t ey fouad about $10,000
scattered in confusion over the cunt
ers and fb~or. This was hastily thrown
in the vault and the door locked.
President Fcencher of the bank ar
rived within a few minutes of the start
of the fire and was nearly hysterical
when he found what had happened. By
'half past 2, however, the directors of
the bank had met and iosted a sign in
the window stating that the bank
would do busineas tomorrow.
Down in Mecklem Brothers' offices
in the basement there were H C Meck
lem and his brother William, with
Frank Heekenberry, a boy, Thomas
Hiacket, a clerk, another man named
Bruce and some girls, among them EA
len Van Deen and May Danklemann.
When the fi-e broke out $90,000 in
money lay upon the counters. Heck
enberry was stationed at the door while
this was gathered together for putting
in the vault.
The first explosion filled the place
with sulphurous smoke that nearly
asphyxiated everybody. The second
explosion blew in the windows and cut
the two Mecklems seriouly. The boy
H.:ckenberry found the two girls in a
heap, fainted away. He carried them
out to a place of safety. Tne others,
when they came to their senses, gath
ered the money from the floors, put it
in cigar boxes and cairled it to Wadel
Cuts His Throat.
Charles F. Jones, valet of the late
millionaire Reih, cut his throat at the
tombs Thursday morning about four
o'clock. He was taken to Believue
hospital where he is now closely watch
ed by two keepers. The surgeons say
that he will probably recover. A few
hours before the attempted suicide
Jones made a full confession -He said
that he and Patrick had killed Rice
with poison, and then forged his name
to the fcaudulent will anid to checks on
various banks for sums amounting
altogether to $350,000. When led
back to the tombs after this confession
Jones was confronted by lawyer Pat
rick and his statement of what occur
red is as follows: "I told Patriek that
I had confessed everything Patrick
drew a pen knife from his pocket, gave
it to me and said, 'Trhe best thing you
can do is to take this and cut your
throat.' I went to my cell and tried
to kill myself."
Huuman Life Cheap
I was reading in your paper the
other morning where the next criminal
cour,. here would have to take up about
a dozen murder trials," said a vi-,itor in
Charlesten last night, "and I thought
that a very bloody record. At tirat I
was inclined to think that this was the
record for the year, but since I was in
formed ibat it was the liet since the
last court only. My, my, but that
loots bad. Of course, I know that
the people who are charred with this
serious crime are negroes from the wild
section of the county. Four legal ex
ecutions within the past year should
have asplendid moral effect, it seems
to me, although people here tell me
that it Las not had any appreciable
etteet. It is certainly bad to think
that human life is held for so cheap a
price. I shall watch the result of this
court with a great deal of interest, for
I want to know how it all will end with
I MI11FARY DISPLAY
Pr b ib-y the Best Parade ot State
MIicia Ev.r G.ven.
GOVERNOR REVIENS T ROOPS
Some S-ylish M punts Ii the Line
of March. Thous-nds Wit
nessed this Feature
of the Fair.
The great military parade a:d review
took place Thurday m->rning in Colum
bia Hundreds of people lined the
streets to witness it, and none were
disappointed, for the characti:r of the
parade was far above the expectations
of Adjutant Gencral Floyd, Assis:aat
Adjutant General Frost and those who
have worked so carnestly to make the
display what it should be. The result
was a parade whic was perhaps the
best ever given by the State militia of
The Pe.rale was formed at the capi
tol grounds and below and the various
camaands appea-cd in regulation army
uniforms and equipment. The line did
not, move until some time after the ap
pointed hour, but when it came the
spectacle of soldiers marching company
form extending from the post office
back as far as the eye could reach was
prescnted. It was a picture worth see
ing, and rt if eted m'tcn credit upon the
mil:tia of tMe State.
OWe of the fea'ures of the parade
were the hinisome mounts of the staff
and field ,ffuera .They were the very
best private saddle horyes in the city.
the owners re-ponded handsomely to
asuggestion that they cffer the officers
the use of their steeds ani there were
more than enough. The Farmers an i
Mechanics company loaned for the oc
cation a full equipment of new army
saddles and bridles.
There were many band of music in
the parade, the splendid U. S First
artillery band being about the center of
the lice, and discoursing magnificent
The perso ial of the band on this oc
casion was as follows:
Coporal Frank K ras' k-Piccolo.
Sergeant August Pfl:ger--E sharp
Sergeant Willliam O termann-Solo
Coporal Elward ' Ostermann-Solo
Private John U:bon-Firs: clarinet.
Private Sam B:enner-Second clari
Drum M,jar C. V. Parkstone-Saxo
Principal Musician Miehaei Sullivan
Private John F ehner -F:rst corn :t.
Priate George W. Cook-First cor
Corporal Ottavis Violivi-Second cor
Private Harrison K. Sanaff-Third
Corporal David Cro:s-Baritone.
Sergeant Leon Trusson-First trom
Chief Trumpeter Albert Nintz-Solo
Private George Steavenson-Second
Private Fred 0Ostermann-Third alto.
Corporal William Hopmeyer-B B
Corporal Emil Roetche-E fiat basso.
Sergeant Henry E. Anderson-Snare
Private James Adams-Bass drum.
Private John Kipptr-Cymbals.
The parale was about 25 minutes
passing a given point and was watched
with much public interesit.
The review took plaoe at the corner
of Main and Lumber Streets.
Governor's Etaff was composed of
Brig. Gen. J. WV. Floyd, adjataot and
inspector general; Cols. Jno. F. Falk,
Bamberg; Geo D frillman Jr. Edigefield;
Waddy C. Mauldln, Hampton. E J.
Watson, Columbia; August Kohn, Co
lumbia; and E J. Wannamaker. With
the staff rode Col. Asbury Coward, that
magnificient Con federate soldier and
southern gentlemad, now superinten
dent of the Citadel. Maj. C. J. Owens
of the Orangeburg Military Institute
also rode. Then came these other
miembiri of the staff: Cols. H A
Tripp, Blacksburg; D). A. Spivey, Con
way ; Gilbert HI. Greene, Rock Hill;
Tom C. Hamer, Bennettsville; Adam
H. Moss and Thomas F. Brantley, Or
The first military organization in line
was the cadet batallion of the Citadel
academy, under command of Maj r
Cantey. The Citadel boys were the
best drilled of all the commands.
Second came the King's Mountain
Military academy under command of
Follo ~ving the ca-lets was the Second
regiment, South Carolina volunteers,
commanded by Col. Wilie Jones, who
was accompanied by his st.ff, consist
insg of Lieut. Col. D. 0. Herbert, Maj
ors J. W. Culler, W. L. Lse and T. j.
Drew, and Capt. Chas. Newuham, act
The first company in line was the
Kershaw Guards, under Capt. S. L
Bambe:-g Guards, Capt. WV. R.
Tillman Volunteers, Capt. J. H.
lhehland Volunteers, Lieut. F. G.
'limmonsville Guards, Capt. W. H.
Sumter Light Infantry, Capt. H. F.
Georgetown Rifles, Capt. S. M1. Ward.
Goveroor's G uards Capt. John Black.
This completed the formation of the
Second regiment, which was followed
by the First regiment, under Col. J.
C. Boyd, with biL staff, consisting of
Capt. W. WV. Lewis and Capt. J. R.
McKeown, acting adjutant. The comn
pas?ies in line were:
Liberty Hill Rifles, Capt. J. G. Rich
Morgan Rifles, Capt. Win. M,-.Gowan.
Ciifton Guards, Capt. J. F. Langston.
Hazelwood Rifles, Capt. J. S. Me
Jasker Light Infantry, Capt. WV. B.
Greenwood County Guards, Capt.
W. RI. Gaines.
F rt Mill Gaard . Capt W. I. Brad
Following thcse was the Fir-t ba'ai
ian, South Carolina volunteers, com
mna':ced by V j ir Hen1iry Sobatt:e, whose
i.taff Aa comnpa d - f Capt. J is. Allen
Jr , aUja:amt; L cut. A. J. Baist and
B. A llarn .4
Suwer G lards, Capt. T. T Hyde.
G.'rman Fusilier , Capt. H. B.
P-lm'-to Guards, Cant. Stelling
1rich Volunteers, Capt. K-arney.
Wa-hinz'on Light Infautry, Capt.
.Juhiu. E :'ogswt 11.
The bata ion of naval reserves, uncer
L eutenant Commauler C L DXuilos
brought up the rear with their naval
gun, thettree coupanies being the
Lay.:.te Artiilery, Lieut Comm ind'er
George S Ligare; Mt. Picasant Re
.erves, C. 1'atj>-, ad the Hlamf.-rt
Re.erve; Lieutena!t Commander
George E 1 o -The Sta:e
SAVED BY A SIGN.
Passengers on a Pullman Inxiously
L Joked for it.
Tnie South Carolina dispensary law
brings abou: soie curious things,
said a traveling wan last night. 'If
you happen to be thirsty on a Pullman
car you are liable to have the 'dry non
ker s' afier the train gets into this state.
The Pullman e~mpany is very strict
about selling drinks where state laws
prohibit it and the company is not
anxious to take chances with the dis
pcnsary. I. seems that the constables
nave a right to take anyting that has
a whiskey smell, alhough I have not
heard of thr m seizing any Plimas
"The other day I was going to Ashe
ville and th:re was a good old fhir:ty
crowd on the Pullman. We had been
ringing the bell and calling for life pre
servers, but the porter sutled and re
fustd to deltvcr the goods. He said it
was against the law.
'If you'll wait till we pass de South
Cariiu lie' sti-l the p~rtcr, I pink I
can save yer life.' The porter w'nt on
to tell mne that the state line was mark
ed and as soon as the train got on the
other side the wine corks would fly.
"Now as a general thing the trains on
the Somthern made good time, but to
that thirsty crowd of passengers this
one seemed to be crawling. Seems to
me like an ox cart could give this
train cards and spades and the two
casinos and beat it to the liquor line,'
said one of the passengers. 'Gee, but
this is a long state.'
"After a while the porter came to the
middle of the car and told us that we
would soon be 'over the river.' He told
us that we could look out the window
and read the sign. Well, we thought
we'd not take any chances abut miss
ing the sign, so every thirsty passenger
stuck his face out, while his fingers
were kept inside to cover the electric
bell button. All at a flash the sign
came to view and not a pair of eyes
missed it. Say, you should have heard
those bells ring. They buzzed and rang
and tingled and j ngled and did every
thing that a well regular whiskey bell
is expected to do, and then the porter
rushed in to take orders. We filled him
up with orders and then he filled us up
with drinks, but it was certainly a nar
row escape frm death. Talk about
train wrecks,--vell, say, many a fine
life would have gone out if we had
failed to see that sign. It saved the
assengers from a fearful death."
ews and Courier.
THE HAVOO OF WAR.
hown by Adjatant Gen. Corbin's An
The annual report of Ad jutant General
. C. Corbin, to the secretary of war,
for the year ending June 30, 1900O, is a
omplete statistical record of the army
f the United S.ates. It shows that
the regular army consists of 2 5:35 offi
cers and 6$3.861 enlisted men, and the
olunteer army of 1.548 offisers and
31,1 79 enlisted men, a grand total of
8,790, not including the hospiual
orps, which is not counted as a pas of
the effective strength of the army.
he regular and volunteer army at
resent is distributed as followe:
United States, 998 officers, of whom
U are volunteer tilers and 18.898 en
sted men, all regulars; Alaska, 41 offi
ers, 1,058 enlisted mnen; Porto iRico, 98
fficers, 2,4'A enlisted men; Cuba 2430
ficers, 5,446S enlisted meu; Philhppine
sands, 2,367 officers, 6i9,16$1 enlisted
en; Hawaiian islands t3 cificers, 219
nisted men; Cnina 81. officers and 2,
0 men. There are 879 volunteer and
nisted men in PortolRico, and 30.200
n the Philippines. TIhese are the only
places where volunteer and enlisted men
are serving. Some staff officers are
serving in nearly ali of the places nam
ed. The deaths reported in the army,
oh regular and volunteer, by the same
ivisions are: United States 14 ofiers,
t4 men; Alaska, 3 men; Cuba, 7 ofii
ers, 1446 enlisted men; Porto lbico, :3
en; Hiawaii, 1 cficer and 4 men;
hiippine islands, 49 oflicers, 1,393
en: at sea, 3 ofliccrs, 84 men. Total,
4 utticers and 1,931) men.
During the year there weire discharg
d from service 22,5l92 men; deserted,
Tne casualties in the Chinese cam
pign between July 1 and October 1
were 9 officers and 20 enlisted men kill
General Corbin commzends highly the
peration of post exchanges and the
canteen, saying that the report from
the Philippines, Cuba and Porto 1Rico
ndicate that the post exchange has be
ome an absolute necessity. lie says
that the total amount received from the
xharges, so far as reports show,
amounted to $1 915,8632 with a net profit
In the statistics given is a table
showing the ehronological ist of ac
ios in the Philippine islands from
Febrary4, 1899. to June 30, 2900), to
getr with the losses in kil:ed and
oned. The totals show 33 officers
7 men killed and 147 officers and 2,
1474 men wounded.
A Smali Town.
One of the skyscrapers in New York
has a daily population of 3 100, and the
mail sent out from it averages 18,000
pieces a day. l3ery forty five minutes
a mail wagon from the postoffice car
ries away from this bnilding about
seventy-five pounds of outgoing mail.
Another New York office building
sends out 35,000 pieces of mail every
THE STATE FAIR.
Largest Number of Visitors Ever
Seen in Columba.
THURSDAY WA3 THE DAY.
The Crowd So Thick on That
Day That Moving Was
Difficult. Fair a
The Stat- Fair this year was a grand
suecss. The attendance was large
every day, but Thursday was a record
break~r Oa that day as The State
says a score of coun'ing machines and
a score more could not register the
crowds that were in Columbia on that
day. The State says:
Every thig else faded into icsignifi
c iee beside the people. Everybody
was here, and so was everybody's
brother. sister, cousin and aunt. They
came by the carload and the wagon
load. There were stylish city ladies
and ladies from the country whose at
tire was not so fashionab'e. There
were rich man and poor mur.,, city men
and countuy mn, haridiomw ue-1 and
ugly mntn, w rer men and dunk u:u,
tat men a-, le meu du -h an aggre
Up a id down Main street all day
fre n Lariy m.rn until the wee sma'
hours there coursed a steadily surging
crowd. J'u'-iw and shioving in all good
n1.Lor, v:ewijg the parade and then
u mg on ou to the f:irgrounds for
the foo bail Fame and the other at
tractions. Ba.&t ba k they came at all
hours on f. ot, o;, cais, in hicks and
herdicks. v.ir the street perform
ances, loo tig fvr -nieshing to eat atd
often not getting it, or tiuating for
friends, an almost hopeless task.
Us the streets there was a crowd, but
at midday the fair grounds were
simply packed and jammed. One would
go into the main building and see a
moving mass of humanity elbowing
each other and laughing like it were
the greatest joke in all the world. Oa
the stands facing the arena all day
long was a changing crowd, so large
that one would think every body was
congregated in that particular spot;
but, going over to the football grounds,
one found there a still larger crowd,
the grand stand being picked and the
side lines crowded. "Sarely," so the
wanderer thought. "I have seen all
the crowd or most of it"; but passing
through the agricultural hall he found
a crowd there, upstairs and downstairs,
while out on the midway beyon& was
another crowd, gay and festive fellows,
taking in the side shows. And such
At night again the fireworks better
than on either previous evening, drew
a crowd of some 3,000 people, who
cheered and cheered the lovely displays
and went wild over Bryan's picture.
At Hyatt park there was another dense
crowd, and the street cars were kept
busy hauling the people to and fro. The
street car system, by the way, has been
taxed dreadfully aU this week, and es.
pecially Thursday and the day before;
but the service was excellent all the
way through. For afew minutes Thurs
day morning there was a cessation
f traffic, caused by the breaking down
of a wire, but it was soon repaired and
nothing else occurred to prevent rapid
transit. During the progress of the
parade Manager Clark kindly had all
the ears kept off Main street in order
that the companies might present a
ompany front formation.
There has been considerable rivalry
among the various counties having ex
hibitions at the fair, and Thursday
when the awards were announced Co
lumbia's near neighbor came out win
ner. The first prize was awarded to
Lexington county, whose excellent ex
hibit of various crops was greatly ad
mired. The second prize went to Ches
ter, the third to .Richland and the
fourth to Marlboro. 'Ihis matter of
ounty exhibits is one which the fair
authorities have been very anxious to
have extended. The exhibits this
year are much better than usual, but it
is hoped the improvement will be still
more marked next year and that more
ounties will be representel in this
SH&XKES IN JACKSONVILLE.
People Thought a Big Cannon Had
Eight distinct earthquake shocks
were felt in Jacksonville last Wednes
ay. The first shook was at 11:10 o'clock
in the morning and shook some of the
large buildings in the city. Hundreds
f people believed that heavy ordnances
was being fired in or near the city. At
1125 another shock, equally as severe,
was felt and they coctin~ued at 15 min
tes intervals until 12:39 o'clock.
At 4.0)4 o'clock in the afternoon the
seventh stiock of the day was felt, se
verer than any of the preceeding, fol
owed four minutes later by a report
and shock, the severest of the day. 'The
last disturbance made the window
panes rattle in several sections of the
city. The local weather bureau officials
realized the nature of the shocks at the
first and kept the time. Director Mit
hell, of this department, could not say
offic ally, as he had no instrument to de
dermine the matter, but stated it as his
opiion that the vibrations passed
from south to north. There was no
disturbance in the water noticeable and
the shocks were not severe enough to
cause any damage.
Great is ew York.
The census shows that the population
f Delawre, Idaho, Montana, Navada,
Uah, Vermont, New Hampshire, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Washington
and Florida-eleven States- could be
brought to the city of New York in
place of the present population and
they would not fill the place of the
present population of Greater New
Suicide in Atlanta
An unknown man who gave his name
as Warren Trackman early Wednesday
moring comnmit-ted suiside by throwing
himself under a rapidly moving train
of the Georgia road at the Boulevard
crossing in Atlanta. The coroner's jury
n ere unable to discover any clue to his
A SHOCKING ACCIDENT.
Rev. John Cwsn Killed by a Friend
A dispatch from Johnston to The
S.ate says: ' The Rv. John Owen
drove out to Mr. Gamewell M. Smith's
to get some rough forage for his stock.
He brought his dog and gun to kill a
partridge fora sick friend. When reach
ing Mr. Smith's and finding him gone
to IEdgefield, he and Mr. Walter H.
Smith, the youngest son of Mr. Game
well Smith, went out hunting. In a
few minutes they got into a drove of
partridges and began shooting. Mr.
Smith was loading his gun in a hu-ry
and a partridge flew over his head.
Smith went to cook his gun, when the
hammer slipped out of his thumb be
fore it got locked, and the entire load
entered the right side of the Rev. Mr.
Owen about the vest pocket. Mr.
Oxen stood still for a minute, help
ing Walter pull the wads out, then he
fell, begging Walter not to leave him,
that he would be dead before he could
However, Mr. Snith became alarmed
and soon assistance arrived. He was
carried to the residence of Mr. Game
well Smith. In a short whil: Des.
Mobley, S.rother and Cox were with
him and after consu!tation, D. s. Wright
and Moore of August were telegraphed
for, who came on the midnight train.
Tae train stopped at Mr. Smith's place
for them to get off. There is no possible
chance for his recovery. Though he is
a man of poweful will power. his time
is short. He called his wife to his
side during the night, and talked to
her about his business affairi, telling
her he knew his time was close and
never to think hard of Walter for it was
a pure accident.
Everything is being done that can be
done both medical aid and loving
friends The acaident took place about
5:30 o'clock Luesday afternoon Oac. 30
Mr. 0 en is thought to be dying at this
hour, 9 p m All of his family has
been telegraphed for. The Rev. Mr.
Oven is pastor of the Johnston Metho
dist circuit, and is a devoted man to
his family and work. Everybody ex
tends sympathy to both families."
Another dispatch says: Mr. Owen
died at 6 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
All of his family was present. Revs.
Hodges, .dobinson, Hudson, Davis and
Anderson were with him in his last
moments. He suffered very little pain
since he was shot. At 11 o'clock
Thursday he made a statement in writ
ing, stating that Mr. Walter Smith was
not to be blamed in the least-that it
was an accident. It is one of the sad
dest accidents that ever happened in
this community. Mr. Owen was per
fectly conscious until the last minute.
He expressed himself willing and ready
A dispatch from Johnston says "the
remains of Rev. John Owen were in
terred in Mt. of Olives ceetery at 2
o'clock Friday afterneoa. Every eye
of the saddened throng that gathered
to pay his bo iy their last respects looked
through mists of falling tears, and every
heart went out in deepest sympathy to
the bereaved f itnilies. The funeral
services were held at the Methodist
church and were conducted by Presid
ing Elder E. T. Hodges, assisted by
Revs. Davis, Anderson and Hutson,
and the request of the deceased to the
eople of Johnston, told by Rev. Jona
than Bell, was to thank them for the
indnesses shewn him and family since
eing here. His words to his young
friend when shot were: "You are not
to blame. All I ask of you is to meet
me in heaven. God bless you."
The Augusta Herald says "free eat
ng of apples is the best thing in the
world for sluggish liver. Three or four
at night just before going to bed will
produce the best effect. Apples should
e eaten without peeling, as the skin
s valuable. A ripe peach in the
orning will give an appetite for
reakfast and make one feel better all
ay. Strawberries, raspberries, cher
ies and currants a:-e all cooling to the
ystem and beneficial in their effect on
he blood. Blackberries when ripe
ad not over ripe furnish an excellent
onic from nature's laboratory. Figs
re a balm to the-stomach, never pro
uce acidity and are always easily di
ested. The "grape cure" is fully rec
gnized by Continental doctors. Grapes
freely eaten clear the blood and are of
ervice in a large number of diseases.
Just at present apples-pineapples in
luded-and grapes are most in evidence
nd it would be a good idea to eat them
Largest Shipment Ever Made.
Eight steamships were cleared at the
ustom house at New Or'eans last Wed
esday for Liverpool, Barcelona,
enoa and Hamburg with 76,767 square
bales of cotton and 4,921 round bales.
This is the largest amo'int of cotton
ver cleared from any port in one day.
These vessels will also carry large
qantities of other cargo such as wheat,
orn, cotton seed products, etc. One
f the steamers which cleared for Liver
pool was the British steamer Machaician
with 26,000 square bales of cotton,32,
00 bushels of wheat and 8,000 feet of
walnut lumber. This is the largest
argo of cotton ever carried from any
port. The Mechanician is a new vessel
f 9,043 tons, 500 feet long and has a
stronge capacity for 30,000 bales of cot
The effects of the Venezuelan earth
uake of last week show that San Casi
mire, (Cua and Charallano were entirely
estroyed. An islet situated at the
outh of the Nevri R iver has disappear
d. At Taeariugua. Brochico and Cur
epe tbe damage done was considerable.
Uere are many dead and injured. Rail
oad and telephonic service between Car
maro and Rio Chico is interrupted.
Railroad service between La Guayma
nd Caracas was resumed this morning.
A Good Custom.
At the birth of a Japanese baby a
ree is planted, which must remain un
ouched until the marriage day of the
hild. When the nuptial hour arrives
he tree is cut down, and a skillful
abinet maker transforms the wood into
furniture, which is considered- by the
oung people as the most beautiful of
a oaments of the house.
SAID HE LIED
A Witness Who Would Hang a Man
The LouisvJ'e Erenrg Post prints
an affidavit of Finley Anderson, the tel
egraph operator up.n whos> testimony
Caleb Powers was convineud of complic
ity in the murdur of Governor Goebel,
in which Anderson swears his story
told on the stand at Georgetown was
perjured. After telling a conversation
with Attorney Campbell at Cincinnati
in connection with the Gaebel case he
"I remained in Cincinnati after this
conversa'ion with Mr. Campbell and
s me time after that with Mr. Arthur
Goebel, in his store where I had gone
at his request, asked me if Powers had
not in my presence at Barbourville in
January said to me in substance these
words, referring to William G ,ebel:
"They say he wears a coat of mail, but
it won't d) him any good,' or something
similar to that. I told A-thur Goebel
that Powers had never said anything
of that sort in my presence to the best
of my knowldege. He told me to think
and see if I could not remember it. I
could not remember such a rmark and
1 know that Powers never did make
such a ramark or anything resembling
it in my presence, but being urged by
Arthur G ,ebel, I finally concluded to
state that he did make such a statement
and so swore upon the trial, which tes
timony was false.
"Before making my statement to
Campbeli, Whatton Golden told me to
make it as strong as possible, as they
(referring- to Campbell and Goebel)
would tske care of me and protect me.
I desire now to say that I Lever had
but one conversation with Caleb Powers
and that was in relation to my going to
Frankfort with the men on the 25.h of
Jannary, and at no place was the name
of William Goebel mentioned or re
ferred to in any way or in any connec
tion by Caleb Powers.
"I desire furthermore to state that
either upon the occassion of the first
conversation with Campbell or the day
after I received from him $10 in cash,
and since that conversation I have re
ceived from him both before and after
I was a witness at Georgetown in the
Powers case; various sums of money,
and I have since such conversation
with Campbell and Arthur Goebel re
ceived from Arthur Goebel various
sums aggregatiug about $300, au-i upon
one occassion $10 frem Justis Goebel.
The last sum 1 received was on Tues
day, October 28, 1900, which was $5,
given to me by Colonel Campbell at
his offi1e in Cincinnatti. Just prior to
giving me this $5 Campbell had tel
ephoned to Arthur Goebel to come to
his office, which Goebel did, and when
he arrived at Campbell's office he went
into a private offise with Campbell, and
Campbell handed me $5."
He gives further alleged data and
details, and concludes his affilavit thus:
"I believe that my testimony in the
trial of Caleb Powers aided in his con
viction, and I am un-illing to suffer
longer in silenae by reason of the
thought that the falsity of my state
ments have added in convicting Caleb
The annual report of WV. S. Shallen
berger, stc~nd assistant postmaster
general, was made public Friday. 'It
shows that ;on June 30 the annual rate
f expenditure for inland mail service
was $55,146,060; for foreign service,
2 014,538; total expenditures $57,160,
598. The experiment of box delivery
n star routes, whereby persons along
he line could have the mail brought
from the next office by the star route
arrier and left in a box erected-by such
perron has worked satisfaatorlly in
South Carolina, and the next star route
ontracts will provide for such service,
increasing the mail facilities in the
ural districts at a moderate increase in
yost. The special and general weighing
f the mail throughout the United
States whose results were announced
last February, showed that the rail
oads carried an aggregate much greater
than generally supposed and that 86
per cent of the total mail matter was
sent direct to the railroads. The result
f the regular quadrennial adjustment
f the pay for railroad transportation
in the second contract section, com
prising North and South Carolina,
eorgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
lennessee and Kentucky, base I on a
reweighing under orders issued to Sept.
10, last, was an increase of over 10 per
Excited Over street Naming.
The municipal council had a stormy
session in Paris last week in conse
uence of a motion, made by M. Colly.
to name certain streets in Paris after
Blanq'ai, Flourens and other heroes of
the siege during the France-Prussian
war, M. Celly declared that the honor
was due them "in recognition of their
efforts to save Paris from the shame
ful capitul-.tion prepasred by General
Trohu." His propsal aroused a per
fact pandemonium, which the president
of the counoll was unable to quell. The
socialists rose en masse and shook their
ists in the faces of the Nationalits.
M. Rlndi off ared a reolution protest
ing against a proposition ter~ding to
"awaken civil discord and glorify crimes
against the c~untry." Finally quiet
was ret Lored ard M. Colly's motion
Oil As Fael.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
rairoad is m ain; extetsive strides in
the use of oil fuei on its lhnes, and by
the end of the year coal will not be
used on any of tae locomotives in the
State of California. This eninpany has
oil wells in op;eraition near Fullerton, and
ther ficids are being developed in the
vicity of Bakersfield and Fresno. All
he engines on the San Francisco and
San Joaquin \alley railroad are no s
eing converted into oil burners and
also those en the S.nta Fe Paca be
ween M1.j ave and Needles.
Barned in the .Tail.
At Hlazlehurst, Ga., Thursdav night
the town jail was consumed by fire. in
the jail at the time was a negro, who
as burned to death. The negr" was
harged with robbery, and it is SiPvS
d that he himself set the sgi aarg,
oping to burn his way ol'. Ihs
hrieks were heard by citizens who
ent to the scene but arrived to late to
e of any assistance. The negroe's name
Thirteen Millions Gained in' Ten
SOUTH CAROLINA'S SHARE.
The Increase In the Country at
Large Very Evenly Distrib
The offi 3ial announcement of the to
tal population of the UnitedtStatei for
1900 in 76,295,220, of which 74.627,
907 are contained in the 45 States repre
senting approximately the population
to be used for apportionment purposes.
There is a total of 134,158 Indians not
taxed. The total population in 1890,
with which the aggregate population of
the present census should be compared,
was 63 169,756. Taking the 1890 popu
lation as a basis, there has been a gain
in population of 13,225.464 during the
past 10 years, representing an increase
of nearly 21 per cent.
Following is the official announce
ment of the population of the United
States in 1900 by States. The fgures
in the first column represent the cen
sus for 1900 and the second for 1890 and
the third column the number of Indians
Alibama.......... 1,513,017 1,228,691 ......
Arkansas ........ 1,311,564 1,120,179 ......
Californii........ 1,485,053 1,208,13) 1,649
Colorado......... 53-,700 412,198 697
Conne:ticut ..... 908,355 746,258 ......
Delaware ....... 184,735 618 493 ......
Florida......... 528.542 391,422 ......
Georgia ......... 2,216,329 1,887,8368.
Idaho ............ 161,771 74,885 2.297
Illinois........... 4 821,560 3.826 851 ........
Indiana ......... 2.516,463 2,192,404 ......
Iowa ............ 2,251,829 1,911,896 ......
K nsas ........... 1,469,496 1,427.096 ......
Kentusky ...... 2,147,174 1,868,635 ......
Louisiana ....... 1,381,627 1,118,687 ......
Maine............ 694 366 661,086 ......
Maryland ...... 1,189.946 1,042,890 ......
afassachusetts.. 2,405,346 2,238,943 ......
Michigan ....... 2.419,782 2,093,889.
Minnesota...... 1,751,395 1,301,826 1,768
Mississippi .... 1,551,372 1,289,600 ......
Missouri........ 3,107,119 2,679,181
Montana........ 243,289 132'169 10,746
Nebraska ...... 1,068,901 1,058,910
Nevada ......... 42,331 45,761 1,665
N. Hampshire. 411,588 376,530
New Jersey.... 1,88.1,669 1,441,933
New York ...... 7,268.009 5,997,853 4,711
N rth Carolina 1,891,992 1,617,947
North Dakota.. 319,040 182,719 4,692
Ohio'....... 4,157,445 3,672,816
Oregon.......... 413,532 313,767
Pennsylvania . 6,301,36. 5,258 014
Rhode Island.. 428,556 316,606
South Carolina 1,340,312 1,161,149
South Dakota. 401,559 328,808 10,982
Tennessee...... 2.022,723 1 767,518
Texas............. 3,048,828 2,235,5:3.
Utah ............ 276 565 207,905 1,472
Vermont ....... 313,641 332,422
Virginia ....... 1,854,181 1,655 980
Washington ... 517,672 849,390 2,631
West Virginia. 958,900 762,794
Wisconsin ..... 2,068,963 1,686,880 1,657
Wyoming 92,531 0 ......
Ccli 4.5 St~ates.574 627,90762,116,811 41,617
Alaska (estimated). 44,000 32,062 ....
A~izma...... 12222,622,9 64....4
Dis. o Coumia.. 28,182,79.69
Indin Teritry... 3 11,1814 ......
New exico . 13,7718,693 1,987
Okiaoe.....38,I 761,8318 ......
Wyoien.......,692,313 952,945 89,581
paral 458taeo.74 a2790 62,1681 returs17o
atson (stiated a44,000 princpall ......
ntiate n Territor ies1,6 18a18 fa6,0a8
bore the irsttofd ury
moat........ Du 4n th400 TnYer
[nias ery atictry
sexceau, wichwn b ondi n
Territolumn ....... po45,282 oSut
rlais.........130,1,31r a5,4 gano89,
163 duasng iguest re erive While
toashe nmber cthain mtay orgadi
exetedn ttisonidrad prinoipallyin
foh ae oflppn Suharlna's iet aendre
thBueis will cbe mo foral
wituth piopivltiions othe Sditer
ntStates cad Trinored nar fSotha
possile. The nmbmer inaitans.x
Nothd waoilbeay for te whih hse
bfe hdredtofanunabiay. or
Popainrn thisSaetnye ago, gainer in
thorin teersomthigre lfie 73000
othe 1,1olu9mTnsea the population8>t
Dais 131 401, or a gain of 18385
In3 durin the puatiten ofrs SWuhilero
isa exoedeah population of Aomkaup
o the 2nu70.Iner0 ththan peopulatiod
oraSaeof South Carolina's ,8 sireae tan
ithe populatio of othernsas. er
arusina is noter Sinaetantch
rak otrao oth Carolina, o ntne hc ad
te gaindre thesalld intereints moe
han thas at taisn en years ago ndi
Louisansasn9 had a population ,1,
5f18.18. Ths iyear given popultiow
a popu1,56o, or 1,3g1,i27oor183,385.o
263,09i teyr.'he population ot ao
swaexee the popultio of LuiAnaan-h
grws iy ta,70 ciy i90 hepoplina
lag maure orolinainc,71reae fr thae
hae.pplto o rass
Lousianip ad anherease which
ans ery far thfresof Caroisna.n
Giin popultion of ip n118,
was 1,T1,e2 Ines figure gite was 1sho9,
p~,orulaion of 21,381,2,o ano
63,039 ier, yearemanh afpuagan
f hecity efNaedwi Oreazng hep o
wesll le thes oriinb an fall
ingwwall. tHe ways aosiblear of a
Mindlsippi awdow and nadpeic
child. yFlln al