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VO)L.. . .11ANNIN(. IS. C.. WED)NESDAY, DElCEMBEIR 19, O.N.4
A R--p'rt cf Th&.ir Me ing In
A MOST PLEASANT OCA$;ON
The D-fferent trterers cf th
C,u-ch in Go-d Sh:p, e?:
a Bright Future
Ti:e falowitg rep^irt of the Bi.ptia
Convention in G-reenwood we e:ip from
the Grecnqci'd Journai:
TAX MIisTERs CONFStENC
The Haptis,.r minis r rA e in" the it
arnUat eorfrcv e at the B.tds:
church in G-renwced last Thursday
evening at 7 30 ' k. Ts eo .f: r
once is held sne dr bifore thA con:n
tionj assembes fc.r te turpose ct dis
*ussirr questi'ns of interest te tie
ministers in their work, but the se meet
ings are open to others who) may desire
to be present and on this o.esion the
conference was weil attended.
Afte r a devotiv'al s-rvice cordated
by Revs. J. D. Egden. W. T Dcr
rieux and C. C. Bt'on, the bo.y was
organized by e1c.ing l1 . R. F. Cor
ley to preside, Rev. J. S Jordan hav
ing declined. as it is the' eu tom to
e? et a now p residinig officer ov.-ry year
Lv. J. A. B:own was elceted secre
At this night sessien "The Devo
tional Element in the Lie of * Pstor."
and "'he Evargelst as a Factor in
church Life" wer- dis.ussed. Revs.
W. J. Langston. J. D. Pihts and R. W
Sanders made speeches on the first anA
the tcond was ciscussed by Revs. J
B. Parrott snd F. C. Hiekson. Mr
Hickson did not approve of the course
of the modern evangelist.
Fr-day mornin~g the conferce was
led in devitional exercises by R( v P
P. Blal.-ck, a blind preacher fron. F~ige
field. But the molt interesting o:eur
rence of the merning fesicn was the
arpfarance of a tcr'o preehcr, Rev
Edward Stark, of Edgefi41. w. o wa
introduced by Mr. W. L Durst and ad
dressed the body. Stark was barn in
Virginia and was 100 years of age last
August. He was v"nt to Seu'h Caro
lina when he was 14 years old and wa-,
a slave 64 years He bnlong-i to the
Devores and She'pards of E 'rcfield.
When the conference arose in a body to
welcome this old re.r.)aid invited him
to the rostrum to adldress thten, a like
incident was recalled whet' a colored
preacher addrtssed the S.'uthern Bip
tist Convention, at Hot Springs last
summer, and how his speech arcusad
his white brethren and stirred them to
such a pitch of excitement that they
gathered about him and threw money
at his feet while he begged them to
desist. Who can say that the chival
roas, chr'stian heart of the South beats
against the negro when he remains in
his prepar place, fixed for him by the
Autior of his creation? A collection
was taken up for "Poor old Uoele Ned,"
who. will soon he gon.e "where the goid
niggers go," and when the confcrence
han finished its work and was about to
adj jurn, this old nogro preacher led the
body in prayer.
Before the conference closed its
morning session Priday, "The Sway of
New Testament Principles Over the
Present Trend of Rei'gious The-ught"
was discussed in an able speech Dr. C.
8 G.ardner. of Greenvdie. The next
subject was "Missionary Triumphs"
Rev. W. S. Corse:t opened the discus
sion withi a well prepared paper. Rev
J. E. McManaway read another paper
on this subje::t ard the cnerenoe
adjourned until t be anternoon.
In the af:erncoon "The Mi sionsry
Ottcok;" "Sulrltualy a.. an IEement
in Exegesis';" fte Winning ann
Training of the Yonne," were the topic,
discussed by Revs. J \W. Chat man, I
W. Wingo and B. P. Robertion. Ttis
closed the final session of the confer
THE STATE CoNVENTIoN.
This amt uu astbly of distinguisL'
ed Baptists of Sou'h Carohina m-t at
the Green'oo-d Bapusat church at 7.30
o'clock Iidday night. There was an
overnow, people tiile-i the galleries,
stoon in the aisks and sat on the isor
of the roetru.n and Sunday school room
and many remnainedl out of doors.
Precident WV. D. Rhce called the con
vention to order and annonceed that
Dr. W. C. Lindsay, of Columhia, would
preach the introducttry seru.on. Rev.
*.M. Lide and Dr. Ei J. Forrcster.
pastor of the cnureh, were with Dr
Lindsay in the p.ulpit. Dr. Forrester
opened the serviets with prayer.
Dr. Lindsay's ti x: was 'I give unto
thee the keys of th.' kingsdom of heav
en."-Matthew 16 19. Tne sermon was
in the interest ot masions and its tretnd
was against cuhtu'e as a leacing feature
in the ministry. In fact, the preacher's
idea was that there should be no such
thing as a specialiy enhured minister
and nc tuch werd anmeng Christians as
laymen, a word he despise.d, but that
all Christians should be preachers He
went back to Galilee and traversed the
age a to illa-trate his idea that cult'ure
should not hold a leading place among
*en to whom the maste-r had given the
kes which utnlock for hunwan:ty the
gates of heaven. In our own time he
held up the wonderful achievemen:s ol
the unlettered Moedy, who had i rceaht
mulmudes in the moss en:ighcnesd
snuntrits of the world to the foot of t
The crvan--.avion of the Conecrtnen
followed'Dr tindsay's sernn. Seco
retary C. P. Ervin called the roll of
delega-es, atnd en motion R-v. W D.
Rice was re ch.e oti treas dnt, C. P
Ervin, scoretar': andt V. 1 mtlars~, as
sistanit seeretazy. The raport of Fhe
eommittee on the crder cf bsness foz
Saturday was read and adopted.
A mmsage to the conyVcatUon frcm
2. B. Waasn, of Ilidge Spring, wa
read expressing regret that his ijlnes
hept him away. ,
The cojnvent'nn was then led in pray
er by R-v A. C Wilkins and adjurn
ed until 9 30) Saturday morning.
The convention operad with devo
tional exercises co)nduete'd by Dr. WV.
T. Derrirnx Secretary Ervin read the
minutes of the naet ng last rnight ar d
then a seletmc v.s extended to the
D:. " treater ared 'he deacons of the
eeur.-h w.re appointed a comumiLetu un
r T. M Bailey read the report of
a Mssi. board and Dr. C. S.
Gnrdner, the report of the Central Com
u~ite of Woman's Mision S.oieues.
. t' C i5own read the report of the
Bar d ..f Ag..I 3nisse:s' Rhief.
' re ort on the Connie Maxwe'l
(r;a' g-aze showcd that there are 121
. e r~ain t.c orphanage and that $4
X51 ; se be, n raibed and expended for
. istitution in the last six months.
t cc the readirng of the orphanage
rt ; ;. r_ se veral e ommi~tees were appuia t
Tle inth of the Grev i.e Fcma'e
C age a ch-,re of Col. Mlurfeo, cam
2L Sarday morntin on a special traiu
at.d visit d the c"uve:tion in a body.
h fCo-. vc::r.ion gave thcu a hearty Wel
Dr Se :nenr of the Amtrean Blp:ist
Puban-g -odiet; R3v. H Ha ',
cf .- --; Dr. Ch vcrs. ieerstart o. t
13;p "i o Y ;People a Uni of Amer
iea Dr. K-root, Orrespoding spore
tar; of the Home Mirsio Board of the
deuthern Baptist co..vntiou, were dis
s [ti .h: i visitors who were invited to
aauresl the convention.
At a nmeeting of the AMuni A.~ssc'a
ti r of Furnain Univer ity Sa'urday
after'oont it was resolved to change the
asme of the new hall from Alu-ni
Hall to Judson Memorial Hall, in hon
or of Paf. C. N. Judson, of the Un
Tee conventios Saturday evening
:cek up the r.:p. ra olu State Missions.
Plhe re port wa- r:ad by Rer. R W Lide.
R v. L M R>ver talked of the pro+
jerity of the Sate in the nine years he
Lad been away.
Dr. B ,iley said that of the $6 000
debt made in 189:, only $14 40 remain
ed uapsid. The convention raised the
amnount on the spot.
J. Wash Watts. F N K Bailey, F
M Satttrwbite, Rafa F .rd atd A. P
Montague w-re appointed to nominate
tru-tee, for Ftrman University.
Rev. Richard Carroll, a colored Bap
ttt preaeher, addressed the convention.
H- is engaged in teaehirg industrial
;u- uits and said that he had rai-d
'626 uO for this work and that Dr.
Montague gave him the first dollar.
The cnvention adj yurned to meet in
memorial se:vice S Tnday afternoon.
The cbu:ehes of the city h'd large
conTegations Sunday. Dr. Kerfoot
preaebtd at the Baptist church, Dr
B l at the Preshyterian, and Rev. L
1. Ropi-r st the Methodist cnurch.
The weather has been good through
out the several days of the Baptist Con
vention and the delegates and visitors
have been well entertained. On every
hand are good words for Greenwood.
North Carolina Towns.
The popnla:ion of certain places in
f North Caro'ir a having a population of
more than 2,000 but less than 25,000,
is as folloAs.
Bariington, town ............3.692
Cnar:otte, city...... ....18 091
Concoid, city........ ........ 9111
Ed tutou town,..............3(i46
E :sabeth City, town.. .....6 348
Faycttevilie, town.. ........4 670
Glsrornia, town ....... ....461u
G..'dsboro, city...........5 877
Graham, town .... .... ...2,ti52
Greernville, town .........2 565
Hederson, town ..........3 746
High P.>int, village........4 163
Kings 31euntain, tojwn.. ......2 tt62
K'neton, town .... .........4 1u6
Monroe, town.............3 427
Mlount Airy, town.. .... ....2 6StJ
Newb: rn. city.. .. .. .. .. .. .
R deigh. city..............13 643
R snaieman, town.... .... ... 19
Reidsvi;Je, town....... .....3 2r'2
Rocky Nount, town........2 93~7
Salisbury, city...........,7 I
Statestiie, ci:y...... ....3 141
Washington, town..........4 842
Wilmnington, city........ ....203 976
Wuson, town....,...... ..3 352
Winston, city .... ..... ...1,0
A Strange Case.
Miss Fannie 0 Kennon, daughter of
Peter O'Kennon, died at her father's
home, in Matoaca, near Petersburg
recently. Miss O'Kennon, the doctors
say, died of old age althoegh it was in
A pril that she celebrated her 20th birth
day. Her case was remarkable. Sue
has not grown in s~atute since she was
two years old, ard her faculties at the
time of her death were those of a child
The was two feet, two inches tall, and
could speak only such words as she
was able to articulate at the age of 2
years. She played picture books and
toys, a::d in all her actions was a per
feet child. Her face was wrinkled
like that of an oiH woman who had
hve'd many years. Her case has attract
ed tt:e attention of physicians for some
FELL NINEUrY FE Er.
Joe Booker, colored, met a horrible
death at the blast furnace of the Ten
nessee Coal, Iron and Railroad eom
panty at Ealy We doesday. He was on
the top house. 901 feet above the ground
Here is where the laborers pour into
the open hot blast the raw ore and
other stuff uised in the manufacture of
~pig iron. Booker, for some reason,
was careless and approached too near
the edge of the iron platform. He sud
denly lost his balance and was precip
1 tatc'd to the ground below. He was
da-ho:d into a shapeless p~ulp by the
fa' ad was lifele~ss when he was pick
ed up shortly afteruard.
THEY SEUVLEiD 1T.
1In Rush county, Kansas, there was
a tie in tho vote received by Mr. Me
Carmiek and Mr. Asderson for the
cfde of county attorney Before
dra sing straws, as provided by law, the
two agreed that the winner should
m:Jke the lo:.er his det uty and eqna'Iy
divide the salary. Mr. McCormick,
the Populist, won, and Mr. Anderson
will be his deuty.
Anoder aerious landslide has oeeur
red in H.ligoland. Thirty houses have
been engalted and a considerable part
of the ilatnd has been for three cays
under water. Thus far it has been im
possible to send relitf, and the losses
ha ma vet ban dateained.
The Ruies to ba Folewed Under'
the New Act
BY ALL APPLICANTS.
Inf'rma'in That is Valubets Not
Only to Ceun'y Boards,
But to th Pensicners
This yer there era a number of
changes in the pcnsion department of
trie S.atc sovernment hith should re
ceive the careful attention of all mem
bers of county boards and apolicacts
as well. In the first plate each pan
sicrcr has to make an entirely new ap
plication. In order that the pension
era or those intending t-? grit on the list
may fnlly undtrstand the r-quirement"
she State board hes prcg ared and i;sncd
the following "rules for the gutdsaoe
of county boards of pasions, as au-h
ou iz-cd by the ac: at prcvt d FKb 19
1900," whicb are given for the irforma
tier. of the veterans:
(1) The county pension boards will
mett as reqiircd by law in January at
the county seats, for the purpose of ex
amining the spplication s of the various
ex Confederate soldiers and saibra adi
,idows who are applicant, for ren
-ions under act apprLred Feb 19 h.
1900. Said applications must have the
apprvnil of the county board before
the State board will approve.
(2) Fhe attention of the county pen
sion boards is directed to the certif
cate of the two witnea es, which re
guires that they shall no: be on the
pension roll. This is a change from
the old form and too much attention
cannot be given to it.
(3) Do not send to this effice disap
proved applications for pensions
(4) Do not use old bhanks, but ti ore
prepared under act 1900 They wi:1 be
desienated by "Application, under act
(5) It will be necessary for every old
pensioner to make new application ex
actly as if they were applying for the
(6) The county boards are cautioned
to provide the applicants with blanks
suitable to his or her individual case
The S:ate Board will not coneider ap
plications where this rule has not teen
(7) Class A--Those who as a result
of wounds received in the war are
physically helpless, or who while in
such service lost both arms, or both
legs or sight; or who are disabled by
paralysis and are unable to make a
tising, and whose income does not ex
eed $150 00. This does not include
soldiers whose disabilities arise from
diseases and causes since the war.
Class B.-Those who have lost one
arm or one lee and whose income does
not exceed $150 00.
Class C No. 1-Those soldiers and
sailors diabied by wounds during the
war. whose income does not exced
Ctass 0. No. 2 -Those who have
rached the age of 60 years ar-d whose
income does not exceed $75 00.
Class C. No 3 Widaws of those
who lost their lives while in the iarvice
of the State or the Confederate States,
and whose income does not . exceed
Class (. No. 4.-Widows above the
age of 60 years whose income does not
ex3cea $100 00.
Ucu2ty boar-is cannot be too careful
in there nmat'ers of 'income" and
"physical condition." Fe is a very
poor man whose gross income frwm
iabor, re-nt an-i oth-er sources does no;
exceed $75 00, or poor lands, if any,
tha twili nut p:oduce this amount rross
Property sufficient to produse $75 in
applicant's or his wif.' namn oeDars
him. Where soldiers or widows dis
pose of their property by giving or
selling to their children they are de
Widows of pensioners who re-mary
are not entitled any long-'r to pensiorns
Pensioners who have moved to an
other States are no longer entiiled to a
penson. Taose who have moved to
another county muss have their naaes
raceferred and drawtheir pensions
from that county.
Please note very carefully the fol
Let county boards act promptly and
fairly, giving the S:a'e board fial in
f.ration with complete reports by
towahips for each cunty, and writing
the Dames alphabetically, full and
clear, and beginning with Class A, and
giving their reasons for as~proving. In
making reports to the Sate board the
reports shouild be sigined by each mem
ber of the cuaty penaion board.
Comptroller General, Charrman.
W. D. S ailing,
WV. E. James,
W. H. Hardin.
A Bad Boy
A dispatch from Athens, Ga, to the
uus'a Caroniele aays: "Cl, vun e
er, a 12 year old boy, got hold of a pis
to!l t~day and deliberately walke-i down
B:oad street, firing at nearly evt ry thiag
he saw. He had a 32 calibre pistol and
shot several times with it. The Eirst
ht was fired at a mule and hit it in
the side, severely wounding it. He then
shot Moses Mitchell, a young boy, the
bullet inflicting a severe wound in the
thigh. He shot also at a negro bcy,
but did not hit him. Several person-'
were attrae:ed by the s'looting and
rushed up in time to stop tne boy fro.m
doing any further damsage. The boyi
gave no excuse for his conduit and he
was locked up.
Adties from China says that out
lawry in K wang Si and K wacg Turg is
inresing The ofiiials appear to be
losing their hold of the situation and
are powerless to restore order. Pirat
ing on the river (The WVest river) is in
Another Chicago tui; who had just
paid the regulation $10 lAM)fe has been
caght after a desperate revolver fight
and probably will be fined again. Jus
tice in Chicago seems to be not only
blind but to have been born in the silly
TOWNS OP SOUT CAROLINA
How They Stand Relatively as to
At last we have the census figures for
the incorporated places in South Caro
lina having a po pulation of more than
2 000 !u 1i:s than 25 000 people, and
they pit sent seme turjrises, both pleas
ant and ncplea'ant.
There are 23 such towns and cities
bit from the let are excluded all unin
e ,rp irated mill tovns like Pa'zor,
Pacoiet, G-aniteville, Clifton and Pied
ne.oCt. ;lac s which have rhown, per
h;;s. the rno-t r,-msrkb!e pereentages
of growth of ary cui unities in the
Sta;e. Wre th:c' mil! tovns included
in ti-e cou::t kcuth ('arolina would bare
as trany tcwt.s of 2,000 neople and up
3ad as her much la-ger and more
po.a us ister, N.rth Carolina, which
has 32 There is no reason that we car
see wy theso mill commaities, al
th'ugh not incorporated, should not
bavo reen separactly enumerated and
returncd with the other towns of South
Carolina. Tneir rb cnee from the list
unfairly mnimizes the urban growth of
ti:i- S'ate in that 1et ten years
Cbarlesto~n, of ourse, stands at the
head of the list of Soul h Carolina sitias,
its pnrul lion, previously reported,
heing 55 807 against 54 955 in 1890; a
gain of 852. or li per cent.
OClninbia is th' second city, with an
ac-edited population of 21,108 against
15 353 in 1890; a gain of 5,755, or 371
Greenville comrs third. with 11,460
r'o c sgainst 8 617 in 1890; a gain of
2,S53, or 33.1 per cent.
Sp -rtantburg is a ol. e fourth, with
11 395 people again-t 5 544 in 1890; a
gain of 5,851, or 105.5 tier cent.
Smter-and this will be a surprise
to our friends in the Piedmont-is fifth,
with a oopulation of 5.673 against 3 865
in 1890; a gain of 1,808, or 46 7 per
Anderson is sixth, having 5 498
against 3,018 in 1890; a gain of 2,480,
r 82 2 per cent.
Rock !!ill is srventh; with 5 485
aga-nst 2 744 in 1890; a gain of 2.741,
or 100 per 'ent.
Uoine-and here is another surprise
ia eichth, with 5,400 prorle against
1,6o9 in 1890; a gain of 3,791, or 235,6
Greenwood takes ninth place over
many older competitors. It has 4,824
peotde against 1 326 in 1890; a gain of
3 493, or 263 8 per cent.
Forence loliows as No. 10. with a
prtsulation of 4,647 againat 3,395 in
1890; a gain of 1 252, or 36 9 per cent.
Newberre is e'eventh, with 4,6"7
aa'nast 3 020 in 1890, a gain of 1,587,
or 52 5 per cent.
Orangeburg has twelfth place, with
4 455 in habita sts arsinst2 964 in 1890;
a gain of 1.441, or 5') per cent.
Georgetown has passed Beaufort and
taken the thirteenth place, but the
number in this case is not unlucky.
(i'.rgetown has 4,133 enoule against
2 895 in 1890; a gain of 1,243, or 42 per
Beaufort is fourteenth, with 4,120 in
hatants against 3,587 in 1890; a gain
of 523, cr 15 per cent.
Unestar is lfteenth, with 4.(175
agnin!.t 2,703 in 1890; a gain of 1,372,
r 5(0 5 per cent.
'The sixreenth place is held by
Larens. with 4 029 peortln agaiset 2,
15 in 1890; a gain of 1,784, or 79 per
G iffnov follows in seventeenth place,
xih 3,937 people against 1 631 in
190; a na of 2 306, or 141 p r cent.
Abbevlle is No. 18. with 3.766 in
ahiants agan-t 1,696 in 1890; a gain
of 2 070, or 122 per cent.
A ken is nineeenth, with 3,414 in
baitants againat 2,362 in 1890; a gain
of 1,t'52, or 43 per cent.
Duirlogon is t -centieth. with 3 208
p ople atainst 2 389 in 1890; a gain of
Si19, or 34 3 per cent.
Can.dn is t'wentv-first. with 2,441
people agains: 3 533 in 1890; an appar
ut loss uf 1092, ox 31 per eent.
Suammvxli. is twen'ts -seond, with
2.420 against 2 2i9 in 1890; a gain of
201, or 9 1 per cent.
Mt. P ca-.anr nolds twenty third
place, with 2 252 petople again -t 1,138
in 189i; a guin of 1 114, or 98 per cent.
Urkville ceno udes the lisr nmeri
aly anai alphabetically with 2 012 in
habiants auainst 1 553 in 18941; a gain
of 459, or 29 per cent -The 8tate.
He Was Demented.
TIhe Coluambia State says Thursday
Mr T. Hugh Me ghan, one of the tell
er of the Carolina National Bank, had
a trying exptrience with Joseph Fero,
an Auatrian by birth, who tproved to be
demented and possessed of a tendency
to violence. H-s came up to the win
dow and presented in excellent chiro
graphy a slip giving his history, Eay
ing he had been imp-riuioned by the
United States, that he had written to
all Austrian consuls in this country,
and that he demanded $10,000 which
he needed to carry out his plans, adding
that if the money was not handed over
e would make it lively for some one.
eler Meigt an handed him back the
paper and told him he could not get
the money there. Tne fellow then went
out. Tne police were notified and the
man was taken into custody as he was
enteri':g the Central bank to present
his deatand. Liter on Mr. Riedlinger
talked with the fellow in German and
acertaied that he had been in an in
sacesolute in Milwaukee for seven
years He was comnmitted to the hos
pital for the insan- y esterday afterneen.
Gerae W. Wagner, who has for se,
eral years been local reriresentauive of
the Cash R-gister, of Trenton, N. J,
committe~d suicide at Pniladelphia in
a ost terrible manner. He placed a
pair of large ahears at hi. throat thou
by stxitg the hanals repeatedly wish
a hatchet dreto the blades of the scis
sors into hid neck. After driving the
si-rs far into his flesh he walked in
to re e-ntry. where probably weak from
the loss of t>lood he fell and rolled down
the stairs. He was dead whos found.
The Cleveland Leader is sounding a
warning to its friende, the Republicans
in Congress. It declares that if the
propoition of the Ways and Means
commin-tee is adopted and brewers are
iven a rebate~ in taxes amanusung to
more than $9 000 000 a year, while
there is no red uction in the tariff tax
on tea the people ate likely to remember
it, and a Democratic House will prob
ably be chosen at the next Congres
Asst.ulted a Postal Clerk and
R;fled the Mail Bags.
BANK ROBBERS FAILED.
In Another Holdup on Outskirts
of N- w Orleans, Con
A bold robbery on the Cotton Beit
railway recurred Thursday at Bassetts,
Texas. 30 miles souti of Texarkaea. on
the tra-n coning north, in which Pos
tal Clerk Johfl N Drennis was almst
killed and the rail pouches of his ear
rfiad of their contexts. The amount
stolen is not known.
As the train left the Bacsetts water
tank at 6 a. m., the express and mail
carp ='ere separated from the train but
the train crew soon had them coupled
up again. In the run from there to
Texarkana the co 3ches were uncoupled
twice in a very mysterious manner.
On arrival of the train at Texarkana
the United States transfer clerk knocked
at the door of the mail car bus got no
response. Officials then forced an en
trance and found the clerk, John N.
Dennis stretshed upon the floor appar
ently dead. A hured examination
showed that the registered packages
had been opened ard ribbed of their
contents, the most rl !ble c wbieb
was the Waco-Memphis through
pouch, containing a large number of
A physician w&s rent for and it was
found that Dennis was alive but un
conscious. - An ugly wound in the top
of his head told the story. Two hours
after he was taken to the hospital he
revived sufficiently to give the details
of the robbery.
Just as the train parted at Bassetts'
tank Dennis went into the vestibule of
the mail car to stir up the are. When
he opened the vestibule door he saw
two men standing by the stove, one of
whom dealt him a terrible blow over
the bead with a heavy fire shovel. The
first blow felled him and he was then
quickly beaten into a serseleee condi
non. He knew nothing more until he
was revived in the Texarkana hospital.
He is in a critical condition.
Examination of the car showed that
the robbers gained entrance by crawl
ing through a small trap door in the
floor of the vestibule. In the vestibule
is a crank with which a person can
uncouple the ear from another, and it
is believed it was the intention of the
robbers to disconnect and get eontrol
of both cars. It is impossible to tell
what the robbers secured, but it is be
lieved they made a good haul.
Officers are on the case, but there is
little to work on, as the men could
have left the car at three different
places before the train arrived here.
EELD UP A TRAI:.
The scuLbound ininois Central
"Fast Mail," due at New Orleans at
7.16 p. m., was held up and robbed by
a lone train robber about one mile out
side the city Thursday night.
His booty consists of one registered
mal pouch from Darant, Miss., and
six other registered letters from points
between Cairo and New Orleans Con
dutor Kinnebrew was shot in the
groin and J. C. Parker, railway mail
clerk, has his left eye powder burned
by a shot directed at his head. After
pasiog Ke.nner, a small station, the
robber clhmbed to the engine, covered
the engineer and fireman and brought
the train to a standstill. When the
conductor came forward he was shot
by the robber R E Goldfrby, one of
the railway mail clerks, was ordered
to get out of his car. The roboer led
the engineer, fireman atnd Goldsby to
ward the express car and made one of
them blow tne safe open witri a stick
of dynamite which he surphecd. N'
money was foucd here. Lue robber
then made for the mail car and there
discovrd P.aker, who had hidden the
registered pouches. He shot at Par
ker and then one of the pcuches wa
prouced and he made off withi it. He
uncoupled the engine from the train
and ran it to Carrollton avenue where
it was abarndoned.
BANK ROBEERS FAILED.
Four mai-.ted men discovered in the
act of dynamiting the vaults of John
Doershuck's private bank at Shanes
ale, Ohio, early Thursday drove off
all who attempted to interfere and sot
away with between $3 000 and $4 000.
An explosion of nitro glycerine about
3 a. in., awakened John R'iodes, who
lives opposite the back. Rhodes saw
two men working at the vault doors
while two others stood guard at the
main entrance of the bank building
Rhodes, revolver in hand, rushed into
the street and was met by a volley
from the sentinels.
Dozens of the inhabitants appeared
only te he greeted by a shower of bul
lets. The robbers removed the doors
of the yault and pried open the money
drawers. Damping the species into
bags they backed to the railroad
tracks and disappeared on a hand car
which they abandoned between here
and Baltie. Bloodhounds were secured
and a large posse at once started on
th trail.____ ____
PHOSPH ATE K0VALTY.
It has before been mentioned that
the phosphate royalty would likely be
vry much less this year than last
This condition it seems is due to the
inability of the companies to secure
bottoms for shipping the rock. The re
cords at the capitol show tnat up to
Dee. 1. the State has received in tphos
phte royalty the sum of $21,20.73. If
the same showing for the last month of
the year as was made last Deember
results the total for the year will be at
least $10 000 less than last year. Up to
Dec 1. last year, the receipta where
$31,d6 23.-The Scate.
A REKCKLESS FIEND.
A white man named Rnss is in jail
at Florence charged with shooting into
a train and otherwise creating a distur
bane. When Conductor J. 0. Bainton
of the Wilmington local freight asked
Russ for his fare the man refused it, and
shoed a piutol into the conductor's
face. Mr. Hinton got help and return
ed. Russ diaplayed his pistol again,
hut was neverthless hustled off the train.
Wak t trai==aovaa of ka tra akat.
BUICOED A PRIEST.
Some Clever American Crooks Rob a
According to a story just received
from Italy a couple of ciever rascals,
said to be Americans played a confi
denee game lately on an Italian priest,
by wh eh they proefitd to the extent of
$50,000. They have not been caught.
Sle Rev. Father Grosse, a member of
the S>oiety of Jetus, who is the super
i:,r of Jesuit Institute at Turin, was
Two handsomely dreand men ap
parently Americans or Englishmen,
caild upca him about a fo naiht ago
and told him that they were the trui
tees of a rich orphan boy, whose father
had teen ktiled in the war in the Trans
vaaL. They told the priest they wish
ad to place the boy under his esre and
have him eduested in the inasirate. At
the same time they said they were es
todians of $40 000 which belonged to
their ward and this money they desired
to leave in the priest's charge.
Pather Groose consented to take the
boy nider his care and also agreed to
accept the custody of the funds as tug
g6sted. The two strangers displayed
several bundles of bank notes apparent
ly genuine which they placed in con
partments in the safe which Father
Grosse accommodatingly opened for
them The pair left the house stating
that they were going to Milan where
they had left their young charge, and
would return with him.
Several days passed but neither of
the men returned. lather Grosse then
having become suspicious went to his
safe. He found that notes aggregating
10,000 pounds, all the funds of the in
stitution, were gone and that the bun
dles of so-called bank notes left by the
two strangers contained nothing but
waste paper. The men, under the very
eyes- of the priest had extracted the in
stitption's money from the safe while
placing their own counterfeits in the
compartments. The police of the prin
ciple cities in Furope and this country
have been notified.
A Good Decision.
The Columbia S:ate says the sum
preme court of South Carolina has done
a good job in knocking out the special
exemption clauses inserted in so many
acts of the legislature against the man
date of the constitution. In a Spartan
burg case the court has declared that
"in order that a law may be general it
must be of fc-rce in every county of the
state, and while it may contain special
provisions making its effect different in
certain counties those counties eaanot
be made exempt from its entire opera
ion." Ever Sinee the new constitu
tion was adopted members of the legis
lature have been devoting themselves to
nullifying its provisions in this matter
of local legislation; the common
method being to pass a general law and
then exempt the majority of counties
from the operations tiereof. This was
intended as an evasion of the consti
tution, but it turns out to be a distinct
violation of it and as such has-encount
ered the veto of the urpreme court.
When the legislature meets there will
be a scurrying for cover. - Very many
acta passed during the last five years
will have to be remodeled to it this
A Ternibie Death.
The Boaufort correspondent of The
State says: 'E l wurd Alson, colored,
f Kears Neck. came here Wednesday
ight to bring his son, eighteen m~nths
old to a physician. The man stated
that twoweu k- since a huge rat had bitten
his live chileren, who had all apparently
recovered except the boy whom he
brought here. The child showed signs
of improvement also, until Wednesday
afternoon when he bled profusely from
the end of the middle finger of his left
hand, and sppeared to be suffering in
tense agony. The father hitched up
his buggy auji drove fifteen miles to
his place where he arrived Ehortly titer
dark and took his child to a friend's
house anid immediately summoned Dr.
. M. Griffia. The doctor could do
nothing bit allay the intense agony anid
the boy died about an hour after reach
irg town. Dr Griffin stated that there
was not an ounce of blood in the child's
body, ar~d that death was literally due
to hemmorage which could have been
checked had medical attention been ob
tained earlier. Aiston killed the rat
and stated that it was fully as large as
a half grown cat. The other four vic
tims appear to be doing well."
Boasted to Death.
The two months old baby of Mrs.
James Dennis, of Newark, N. J., was
burned to death in the family range
Wedned ay. Mrs. Dennis left the house
about 10 o'clock, having started a fire
in the range previous to her departure.
The boy Uarleton Dennis was left in
harge of his 3 year old brother Carl.
The mother remained away longer than
she anticiiated and when nearing the
house the oder of burning S bsh greet
ed her. Hastening in she was h')rrified
to see the feet of the youngest child
ticking out of the oven, while the en
tire stove heated to a red heat. The
child had crawled into the over and the
fire at that time being low, had either
fallen asleep or had been unable to get
out when thestove begau to get hot.
The German foreign office authorizes
the Associated Press to make the fol
lowing statement regarding the Walder
see-Caffas incident, bated upon a
ble dispatch just received from Field
Marshall Count von Waldersee. Gen.
Chaee wrote Field Marshal Count von
Waldersee a letter la a rough tone.
Field Marshal Count yen Waldersee re
used to receive it, returning the same
to Gen. Chaee. The latter then wrote
a second letter apologizing for his
rbjcetijonable expressions, whereupon
Fied Mar-hall Count von Waideree
invited Gen. Chaffee to breakfast and
the incident a amieobv oloed.
Readers of The State Wednesday will
have observed that High Point, N. C.,
whih ten years ago was so small a
village as not to be separatelY enn
meraed by the ceness takers, now has
a ppulation of 4,153 people. What dia
it? Not cotton mills, although they
have wrought equal wonders elsewhere;
but farn ure faoteries High Point
is the csntre of a very flourishing in.
dutry in this line. There are a score
of South Carolina towns and villages
that culd grow as fast as it has done by
follwing High Point's example.-The
KILLED BY A PALL
The Fatal Ending of a Playful Wrest
Walter Sharp, a young Lexingtonian
very nearly grown, was accidentally
kiiled on Monday evening just south of
the city, and the manner of the killing
was most unusual.
It seems that the boy's father, Mr.
Oscar Sharp, Mr. Jno. Hyde, Mr. Jake
Roof and several others, a'l from Lex
ington couuy, living some miles west
of Brook and, determined to take a
bunt on this side of the river, in the
vie:nity of the Corgaree swamp. They
got their wagon and camp utensils and
started out. They came across the
bridge in the evening and passed on
thru h the city. When the wagon
had gotten beyond Fishe'rs mill pond
a stop was made to wait for Walter
Sharp and a son of Mr. Dave Mathiss,
abeat the name age. These young fel
tows had been walking behind and had
gotten to wrestling a friendly manner,
evenly matched. Finally Mathias threw
Sharp. The latter's head struck a rook
as he fell. Both got up and soon came
up with the wagon. Young Sharp com
plained of feeling badly, and, getting in
the wagon, lay down, the journey then
being resumed. Afther going some
miles the men noticed that Sharp seem
ed to be ih a bad condition. They drove
hastily to a place near by and the
young fellow was lifted out, while a
doctor was sent for in a hurry. It was
too late, however. The blow sustained
in the fall was a fatal one. The young
fellow lingered through the night and
then died. The coroner of Riohiand
was not notified, but the body was
placed in the wagon, and the homeward
journey was begun. It was a sad pro
cession that passed across the Congaree
bridge int. Lexington Bounty about 11
o'clock on Tuesday morning.
Though the wagon had passed
through the city, it was not until yes
terday morning that the story of the
unfortunate accident became known
and the facts could be obtained. From
all that could be ascertained Sharp's
companion had no more idea of doing
bodily injury to his fellow than to him
It was a sudden and sad ending of
what each believed would be a most
delightful outing. The States.
A ROMAN IIc HISrORY.
The Rev. . K Griffe's Experiences in
Evangeling the Indians
The Rev. Joseph K. Grffe, a Presby
terian preacher, who has taken upon
himself the task of evangeling the
Kiowa, Comanobe and Apache Indians,
gives an interesting sketch of his life
He says that he was stolen by the
Indians when he was only two years
old. He was ten years old before he
discovered that he was not an Indian
himself. General Caster sent him to
his uncle in Texas, but he ran away,
taking with him his uncle's best horse
and six-shooter. He again rejoined the
Indians. He was finally induced to
become a Christian by a band of Salva
tion army workers.
"In 16 a band of Kiowa Indians
raided cur settlement on the Red River
iu Texas," he said, '-and killed or car
ried inte captivity the women and
children. I was then two years old.
My mother saw the Indians coming and
she barred the door, but the redskins
battered it down with an ax rushed in
upon us. I was standing in front of my
mother, holding to her apron strings.
An Indian raised the ax to brain me and
.uy mother, in stooping over to protect
me, received the blow on her skull and
"I was adonted by Big Bow, the wai
chief of the Kiowas, and raised as one
of his family. I was trained in the
arts of Indian warfare. I did not lean
that I was a white boy until after the
battle of Washita, when General Cue
ter, having defeated our band, found
me. He sent me homne, but I ran away
At the age of sixteen I enlisted in
Troop C, F'ourth United States Cay
ar;, for special duty among the In
dians. I served with the troep two
years and then deserted. I was cap
tured later and sentenced by a drum
head court to be shot. I escaped by
cutting my way through the roof of the
guard house at Port Reno.
'1er years I tramped the country
until converted by the Salvationists. .1
was ordered to the ministry at Cleve
land, and was for five years p astor of
the South Presbyterian Church at Buf
falo. I am now going back to do mis
sionary work among the Kiowas and to
try and save the souls ef the very red
skins wholtook the life of my motaer. "
Kansas City Times.
irisaas With Ramptan.
The Charlotte Onserver says Mr.
Shakespeare Harris, of Poplar Tent
Cabarus county, who made a ;ecord
in the civil war as one of Gen. Wade
Hampton's scouts, is to spend Christ
mas with the old general at his home
in South Carolina. Mr. Harris was a
young chap in the war and had hair
like Bufalo Bill's. The closest place
he was ever in was when the Yankee
got him. It was a hand to hand combat
following a cavarly charge. Mr. Harris'
salp was ripped open from the top of
his head te the base of his neck by a
sabre stroke and the hair and scalp flapp
ed over into his face blinding him.
Even thou he would have got his man
but for the snapping of his pistol. As
is was, the Yankee got him, and it
was a good many days before he did any
more secouting for Hampton. Gen.
Hampton aid Mr. Harris have met fre
quently since the war, and they are iast
the soit of a pair to have a good Christ
Killed His Father.
A Wake ecuety N. C., farmer named
Jabal Cooch was killed by his young
son at their home Wednesday after
noon. Coosh was boating his wife, and
when the son interfered he was chased
by his father with a knife. The father
then again began beating his wife
The son returned, secured a gun and
lew his father's brains out. The boy
made his escape and a warrant was last
night issued charging him with mar
Senator Wellington has told the Be
publican cauaus ecmmittee to count
him our; but he has also refused to sit
with the Democrats. Has he swallowed
h. is ltical way-bill Like the famous
And the South Carolina Exposi
tion is Under Way.
iT WAS A GREAT DAY.
The Masonic Grand Lodge of the
State Tock- Charge:of the
A-speoial dispatsh from Charleston
to The State says the eernerstone of the
exu.ile buildings or cotten pa'.aee, the
main building of the South Carolina
Interstate and West Indian exposition,
was laid Tuesday of last week with ap
The exercises were of as intaresdag
and elaborate character and were at
tended by several thousand people. The
grounds had been cleared, a speakers'
stand and a triumphal arch erected.
The stand and arch were beautifully
decorated. The weather was elear,
bright and soel and was most auspie
ions for the susese of the great enter
prise which Charleston has andertakes.
The parade of the troops was a
feature of the day's exercises. The
infantry, naval reserves and the Ger
man Artillery and two military bands
were in line, under command of Maj.
Henry Schachte. The militia passedia
review of the distinguished guests in
the carriages, which fell into line be
hind the troops. The parade may d of
from the Fourth Brigade plas at 3
o'eloek, and in lees than an hour the
eelman wheeled into the expositien
grenaeds and the exercises were begua.
On the stand were W. A. Hemphill,
of Atlanta, representing Gov. Cand
ler; Gov. McSwee ey, Mayor Smyt
Grand Master Orlando Sheppard,
the Grand Lodge, A. F. M., a number
of effiesrs of the Grand Lodge, Gen.
Floyd, President F. W. Wagener, the
architect, Bradley Gilbert and his spe
cial party, and directors of the expo
sition, including Col. Wilie Jones; a
number of members of the League of
American Municipalities and many
other prominent ptop!e.
President Wager.er called the assem
blage to order and made a brief ad
dress on the plans and purposes of the
exposition and introduced Mayor
Smyth, - who presided. The mayor
spoke briefly in taking the gavol. Gov.
McSweeney next spoke. He was fol
lowed by Mr. W. A. Hemphill and
others. The speeches were inter
spersed with music by the First Ar
rYn Kisomei c3arEOstas
followed the addresses. The cere
monies were of an interesting and im
pressive character. The Grand Lodge
appeared in the insignia of the order
wearing white gloves and aprons,
"When iarth's Foundation Was- First
Laid" was sag by 50 select voices. A
prayer was offered by the grand chap.
lain and then a number of articles
were deposited in the cornerstone box.
Grand Master Sheppard then applied
the plumb, square and level to the
stone, and after it had been properly
placed, he pronounced it to be "well
formed, true and trusty." The cere
mony of sprinkling the stone with corn,
wine and odl whose signifiaanse is plenty
was then performed.
The grand master then struck the
stone three times with his hiram and
another selection by the choir and
benediction concluded the exercises.
The trowel which was used by Grand
Master Sheppard is the same whien as
used at the laying of the cornerstone of
Gien. Dr. Kalo s monumnent at Camden,
8. (3. by Mrarquis de L ifayetto.
After the exercis:s a special train
was run to Snumerviile and the dis
inguished guests were entertained with
a a inner at the Pine Forest Inn.
The stores olosed shortly after noon
and business was generally suspended,
giving the city the appearance of a
holiaay. J. 3.
A larrow Escape.
John Newton, a prominent farmer
residing at Petro, Tenn., had a narrow
escape of his life a few days ago. He
was plowing in a large field near his
house when the earth suddenly opened
and his team was swallowed up, he
barely escar ing going down with the
team. The Reid has been in cuitivation
for over sixty yearn, and never before
has such a shing occurred. Newton was
plowing with a double team and both
horses went in the pit. A number of
neighbors at once set to yock digging,
and after some time secured the team,
but one of the horses had to be killed.
It is supposed that a large underground
waterway was the cause of the cavein,
but none was discovered in the chasm.
One theory is that it marks the outlet
of the lake on the maantain near by
which seems to be bottomiess and that
the outlet is in the bad of the Tennes
Interesting~ Criminal Statistics.
Attorney General Walser Las pre
pared his report on the criminal trials
in this State for the two years enied
June 30 last and made it public. It
shows 16,627 trials and devrelopes th~e
remarkable fact that thexe were 2,000
fewer than during the previcus two
years Of those tried during the past
two years 1,345 were mees, 1 280 fe
males. 8 625 white, 7.957 negrocy-. do
Inians. There were 10 485 COn victions.
There are four cap'ital crlmes in tflS
State-arson, barglary, miurder and
rape. The r~amber of mrals of these are
as foxiow: Arsen 21. burglary 51,
muxrder 160, rape 35. Up to the time
covered by these statistiets there had
b-E'n a steady increase in crime. For
191 92 there were 12 006 trials, for
83 94 there were 13,255. for 1895-96
there were 15.693 and for 1897-98 there
The falling over board of a man from
a passenger boat on the West river,
near Ho Kau, China, led to a rush of
some 400 passengers to the side of the
vesel, which caused her to sink, ever
20 ersomns being dro use d.