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xUV MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY22-101
A GREAT SOLDIER.
"$tcnewahl" J.IKscn as Viewed
oy z No1hrrner.
A CHRISTIAN eOLD.ER.
The Fame of ths Rencwned
Man Has Spread all
Over the Civilz-. d
Everywhere thrcughout this t'on,
and we might add through( ut tne
world, the fame of this renc- rd sol
dier has been scunded abr i,. This
however, was icet his real . me. That
was Th(mas JcDathan Jackson, wbo
was born ir Clarksturg, Va., January
31, 1824. He was only three years old
when his father died and his mother
was left a widow, with three helpless
children in a Emall room where she
abode and taught a small school. Much
of her time was spent with her father
in Wocd County, where her brother
also accompanied her. In 1830 she
was married to Captain Blake Wood
SOD, a lawyer cf good education, of so
cial, popular mat ners, much her senior,
and without fortune. When only six
years of age Thc mas left his mother's
side to liva with his uncle. The im
press ion of her dath upon the ycuthful
mind was deep ard lasting. After this
he lived with various friends until he
was admitted to West Point.
HIS SOLDIERLY CAREER.
This began at West Point
during the fcur years in which
he enjoyed i's instruction and dis
cipline. It was indeed a providential
opening for him, and he entered it
with energy and delight. So arxious,
indeed, was he that, with his ordinary
earnestness and vigor he mounted a
horse at surdown and, accompanied Dy
a seivant who waR to bring the horse
hi me, hurried <fF to meet the stage
cc ach. Arrived there, he was too late;
however, he gallojed on, at d overtook
it at the next station. When he en
tered on his course of study he soon
discovored his de ficiency of preparation,
ard he had a rough time, so that be
was oblighed to study at night. But
all lights were to be put out at "taps,"
and what was he to do? His own in
genuity availed him here. Just before
the signal he would pile up his grate
with anthdacite coal and, lying prone
before it on the floor, pursue his
studies. This he did until his fellow
students, who had looked at him side
ways when he entered, used to say af
terward, '-If we had had to stay there
another year, O.d Jack' would have
been at the head of the class."
At the close of this term of severe
study he giaduated, and en:ered the
army in Mexico. In the battle of
Cherubusco Captain McGruder lost i4
first lieutenant, and as Jackson had to
take his piace, he was aivanoed next
in command to the captain, a.d on ae
count of-his bravery and skill was made
a captain. At the close of this war he
remained in the City of Mexiee for
nyveral months, where he and otlier of
fi,:ers had their quarters in the national
palace. Thus he-came very near to
the realization of the hope of lodging
in the "halls of the Montezemas,"
which many had cherished.
Returning from Mexiec, he spent
two years in the service, and was then
ent to Fort Meade, near Tampa Bay,
Florida, where he was stationed for
about six months. In March, 1851,
he was elected Professor of Natural
and Experimental Philosophy and
Artillery Tactics in the Virginia Mill
tary Institute, at Is xingtion.
HIS RELiGIOUs EDUCATION.
In this position and in this beauti
ful place his ear'y religious experience
is first known. His mother was a
Methodist. While in Mexico he had
Ib arred much about the Roman Catho
lic Church and its worship. Subse
quently he was an attendant on the
Presbyterian Church. This he finally
decided to adopt as h's own, arnd be
came connected with it in 1851 He
evidently had some drawings toward
the ministry, and said tohis aunt, Mrs.
INeale: "The subj' et of becoming a
herald of the Cross has often seriously
engaged my attention, and I regard it
as the most noble of all professions.
But my conviction is that I am doing
good here, .and that I am for the pre
sent where God would have me be.
Within the last few days I have an un
u ual religious joy. I do rejoice to
walk in the love of God."
It is said, by one who knew him well,
that after he had become a christian he
set his face against all worldly con
formnity, giving up dancing, theater
going, and every amusement that
had a tendency to lead his heart
and thoughts away from holy
things. When a question was asked
as to the right or wrong of indul
gences that many consider inno
cent, he would say pleasantly, "Well,
I know it is not wrong not to do it so I
am going to be on she safe side." He
was very modest and in different in ofetr
irng pray er in public; but after an admo
nition from the pastor that all chris
tians should do so, he called on his pas
tor and wanted to know if he were
among the rnumber of those to whom he
referre d. He said he was not used to
sreaking in publhe; he was naturally
defient: "but if you say so, I shall
make an e ffrt to lead in prayer, how
ever ddfficult it may be.' His fr st effort
was a serious failure, but he perseve red
-anti he became a mighty man in pray
He abstained frem the use of all in
toxicstirg drinks from principle. Dar
ing the war he was asked by a brother
eficer to join him in a social glass. He
repnred: "No, i thank you, but I never
use it. I am more afraid of it than of
Federal bull is- As an instance of
what he regs! ded as the will of God and
obedietce i > it, he was asked. 'Im
agine tha! she providence of God seemed
to direct you to drop every scheme of
life snd of personal advancement, and
go on a mission to the heart of Africa
'or tberest of yourdays; would you go?"
His eyes flashed as he instantly replied:
"1 would go without my hat."
His views as to how constant prayer
may te enjz,ed are given thus to -y
friend: '1 have so fixed the nabit in
my own mind that I never ra'se a cup
of water to my lips without liting up
myart to God in thanks and prayer for
the water of life. Then when we take
our meals there is the blessing on our
food. Whenever I drop a lett r in he
post dfice [ end 4 petition %?ong with
it for God's blessing upon its m ssion
z nd the person to whom it is sent When
I break the seal of V etter r. :cived I
Etop to ask God to I repare x e fcr its
contents and mi- e it a mt &Fenger of
good. And when I go to m. class room,
and await thearrangemen c! the cadets
in their pisa: s, that is m- t ime to inter
cede with od for thea .'
His friend asked hi.n if he did not
forget to do this. e answered: "I
can hardly say that I as; the habit has
tecome almost as fixed as to breatre."
He was asked by cue: "Major, suppose
you should lose your health and become
Euddenly blind, do you suppose that your
serenity would be unclouded?" Be
paused a moment, as if to weigh fully
every word he uttered, and then said:
"1 am sure of it; even such a misfortune
could not make me doubt the love of
God." Be was further asked: "if in
addition to blir dness you had to receive
irudgirg charity from those on whom
) ou had no claim, what then?" There
was a strange reverence in his uplifted
t yes as he replied: "If it were God's
will, I think I would lie there content
for a hundred yearp."-Dr. Lewis R.
Dunn, in New York Advocate.
South Bound Lease.
An important suit has been entered
against the Staboard which has never
been "dtmeEticated" in the state. The
suit arif es out of the Watts cae He
was injured by falling into a cut in
Columbia and got a verdict for dam
ages, but the money has never been
collected. The suit is brought to an
nul the lease Lf the South Bound or
Florida, Central and Peninsular to the
Seaboard, because both companies are
foreign corporations. The suit was
brought by Watts's attorneys, P. H.
Nelson and Jehn P Thomas, Jr., and
also by Attorney General Bellinger.
The prelimiuary rule to show cause
has been issued by Judge Gage and is
returnable We dqesday. The result of
these prcceedirgs will be of very seri
ous import to the Seaboard It has
filed a mortgage of $75,300.000 in the
secretary of state's effice oe its proper
ties in this state, but sriould a reoeiver
be appointed for the South Bound all
of this snd the consolidation will be
knocked up The Seaboard's attorneys
informed the secretary of state some
months ago that a regular charter would
be taken out as soon as the various
lines were consolidated. This has not
yet been done,though a met ting has been
cailed for in Columota to effect a con
solidation two days before tne proceed
inks are to be had before Judge Gage
in Chester. The Seaborrd has been
doing business in Columb:a under a
license issued to the "Seaboard A:r
The Albany Strike.
A dispatch from Albany, N. Y.,
where a street car strike is in progress,
says three men fatally wourded, hun
dreds of others with broken heads and
out faces, cars running merely as arse
nals, with no patrons, the city under
martial rule, with its citizens in a
frenzy of (xcitement, and the city
authorities and leaders of the strikers
trying to get the railway company to
come to sin amicable settlement, was
the situs-tion when darkness put an
.nd to the strike growing out of the
street car strike Thursday night. Those
fatally wounded are Win. Walsh, a
merchant, and Leroy Smith, a mer
chant, both shot by national guards
men, ani Win. Marsha!l, a nonunion
motornman, skull fractured.
Others most seriously injured are:
George Booze, citizen, cheek ripped
open by bayonet.
William Rooney, citizen, shot by na
Gilbert Hall, non union motorman,
shot by mob.
Drew the Line.
Congressman Curtis of Kansas, and
United States Senator Quarles may have
rendered a treaty with the Snake In
dians impossible by refusing to eat
dog meat with these redskins. These
gentlemen .have returned from the
Snake reseivation in the Indian coun
try, discouraged over the effort to bring
about an agreement to allot the lands
of the tiibe. These Indians believe
the government intends to finally take
from them all their lands, and they
look upon the allotting agents as offi
cial swindlers. While Curtis and
Qarles were there the tribe was hold
ing its annual jolification, one of the
ceremonies being the eating of dog
meat. The big chiefs offered to adjust
all differer ces if the visitors would join
them in a feast of dog meat which
would prove their sincerity. The states
men declined an-I came home, and will
report their trouble to congress.
Dispensary in Canada.
-The South Carolina dispensary law
has attracted the attention of law mak
ers in various states. and it is said that
Florida will quito likely adopt it. Bnt
from the noithwest territory govern
ment of Canada comes the latet re
quest for informaticn. Mr P. G.
Tofft, attorney general of the govern
ment, writes to the governor saying
that he had written for information as
to the state monopoly as to intoxicot
ing liquors, but had unfortunately ad
dre ssed the letter to Charleston. He
said that he had written to the ' de
partment cf foreign commerce" at
Washington for information and had
been a-ivised to write the governor. He
say s that he proposed such a plan as the
Su h Carolit a one to his government
but he wanted detals as to its opera
John Martin a lineman in the employ
of the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph
company, of Savannah, fell from a pole
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and
received injuries which resulte~d in
his death shortly afterwails. Hie had
finished repairs at the top of the pole
and was about to descend when he
came in contact with a "live" wire.
His fellow workmi n saw him hang limf
and inert for a few sconds and ther
fall to the grour.d. His be ad wa'
crushed by toe fall and blood and
brains were scatered on the sidewalk.
Matin was hurriedly taken to a hos
pital, but dikd in a fe wrminute'. Martin
was 25 , ears old and came here from
Baltimore, where his father now lives.
He served in a Maryland regiment in
the Spanish war.
FACTS OF VALUE
To Manufacturers and Dealers in
Tobacco Prcducts As
TO REBATE OF WAR TAXES
The Farms and Other R-qulre
ments that Must be Com
p~led With. The Time
The filowing information has been
furnished through the office of inter
nal revenue as to the rebate on war
taxes on chewing and smoking tobace>,
snuff and cigars and is of interest to all
dealers and manufacturers:
The act of March 2, 1901, provides
for a rebate of taxes as follows:
On smoking and chewing tobacoo and
snuff, two and four-tenth cent3 per
On cigars weighing over ibree pounds
to the thousand, sixty (60) cents per
On cigars weighing less than three
pounds to the thousand, forty-six cents
This rebate will be due and ps.yable
to all dealers and marufacturers whose
claim, in the aggregate, will amount to
at least ten dollars, and no c'aim for
less than ten dollars will be considered.
It is necessary in order to make a
valid claim that the following informa
tion be observed:
At the beginning of business on the
morning of July 1, 1901, the dealer or
manufacturer must, in the presence of
two disinterested witnesses well known
in the community as persons of good
repute, and who are not in his employ,
make together an inventory of all to
bacco, snuff and cigars which he may
have in unbroken original factory pack
If a box, bag or caddy or other pack
age bears evidence of having been
opened and repacked, the contents
thereof shall aot be inventoried unless
the witnesses are satisfied that no to
bacco, snuff or cigars originally packtd
therein had been removed therefrom
ard other goods substituted therefor.
The actual weight of the conteots of
any box, bag or caddy, or other stamped
package, should correspond witn the
No additicn to the stock shall be
made and no adjournment of the wit
teases and claimant shall irte'vene
between the commencement and com
pletion of in rventory.
The serial Lumbers of stamp affix d
to packages viil not be requ red to be
given in the inve-tory.
Packages cf tobacco. scuff and cigars
will be inveatoried according to their
several statuory classifications.
The witnsEes at the time of taking
the inventoiy should each count the
packages of the several denomina
tions and ke ep an accurate account of
the same on separate sheets of paper
The computations to be made by the
witnesses of the total -number of such
packages sa d their aggregate net
weight should be compared and checked
with the dealers or manufacturers' in
ventory, ar d if agreeing therewith
should be signed by the witnesses and
the claimant and delivered to him as a
memorandum of his -inventory and
from which he could make a new claim,
should his original claim be lost or mis
Each claim must be duly signed and
sworn to by the claimant in the pres
ence of his witnesses who will, in his
presence arid in the presence of each
ether, duly sign and make affidavit to
such caim as attesting witnesses.
T1he notary administering the oath
should have a seal, or send a certifi
cate from the clerk of the court or sec
retary of staite that he is duly commis
sioned and is qualified to administer
The claimn as signed and sworn to
before the effier administering the
oath shall be immediately forwarded
by him nier seal to the collector of
internal revenue for the district of
South Carolina at Columbia, S. C., if
claimnant iiu resident in the State of
When tobacco, snuff or cigars are
held by a commission merchant claim
for the re ate may be made by such
me::ohant for, and in the name, of the
Goods in transit on July 1, 1901,
shall not be inventoried either by con
bigner or tionsignee on that date, but
when suco, goods are received by the
consignee me may make a separate claim
for the rebate on form No. 461 in
the presence of two witnesses as before
The claimant shall exhibit to the
witnesses copy of bill of lading and
original invoice and these tapers must
be filed with the claim made for such
goods in transit.
All persons in South Carolina who
expect to have suffiient stock Cn hand
on July 1, 1901, to make a claim of ten
dollars, should at once write the col
lector of internal revenue, Columbia,
S. C., notifying him of the fact and
asking for blank forms.
- Only a suffiient number of forms
will be furnished and persons applying
for them should be careful not to lose
them as the supply may be exhauste.
The name of all persons to whom
blanks are mailed will be recorded in
the collector's offie.
Persons writing the collector should
give their names and postoffices legibly.
Every manufacturer anod dealer in
the State whoce claim for rebate of
taxes will amount to ten dollars, or
more, will be furnished uponx applica
tion, with a copy of form 481 before
Ju'y 1, 1901.
It ehould be borne in mind that no
claim can he valid unless the follow
ing elements are present:
First-The claim must be made on
blank form furnished by the collec tor.
Second-There must be two disinter
Third-These witresaes must meet
the dealer on July 1, 1901, in the morn
ing at his Place of 1,usiness, or where
Ihis tobacco is stored, at the commence
ment of the business day, and nit~
Icomplete the inventory of stook without
claim before a competent officer who
all atta h his seal to the instrument,
(r, if be has no Eeal, a certificate from
tae le'k of curr or secretary of state
that he is duly authorized to adminis
Fifth-The claim anust be at least ten
If any dealer wishes furthcr infor
mation upon any point his inquiry ad
dressed to the collector will be prompt
TEIB WEATHER ANDCRIPS.
What Young Crops Are Doing. The
The following is the weekly balletin
of the cardition of tho weather and
crops in this State issu .d last week
by Director Biter, of the South Caro
lina section of the climae and crop
service of the United Sates weather
During the week ending Monday,
May 13, the temperature was lower
than during the previoas week, but
averaged sligh ly above the normal.
The maximum for the week was 92 de
grees at Allendale and Blackville on
the 6:h and 7th, respectively, and the
minimum was 50 degrees at Greenville
on the 11th.
Beginning on the 3th and continuing
to the close of the week, there were
numerous light showers ever the en
tire State, ranging from a mere trace
to over an inen of rainfall, but no
where was tlere enough rain for the
needs of crops that in plsces are suf
faring fer want of moisture The
ground is haid and cloddy in places,
and in sections there is not enough
mciiture to germinate recently planted
seeda. The draught is especially se
vere in Cbarleeton county, where truck
yields have been materially dimin
ished. H sil fell at many points, but
only in portiors of Bamberg and
Barnwell counties to an injarious ex
tent, and there in places cotton and
melons were totally destroye.d and will
have to be replatted.
Cotton planting and rej.lanting is
finished, and most of the replanting i3
coming up to good stands. The firat
plantings, where not replanted, has
poor stands, but some of it continues
to come up. Out worms injured stands
in Marlboro county. Chopping out and
cultivation his begun over the eastern
cuuntres. A general improvement in
the condition of cotton is noted
Corn has improved in color, alrhough
stands are stil unsati:famtory. Te
plants are unseasonabiy snivrl, but re
cently)have igun to grow. Cultiva
uun 14 now general, and about all has
tees planted, excep; on botto us where
the w..rk is under way. R.planting
ecnilkuts la piacus.
To:aeco traepl.-inting is practical.y
finistec, and thd 5'uajg plants are
growiL g nicely. R.oe neas c. m: up to
goou stLas , and ian.-, wiere dry
enouga, are geing prepared for June
piantings. Meions have poor stanucs,
in sections.%ahere the crop is raised on
a large commercial seal,, but late
plantings are coming up better. Cane
is also in an unsatis'acrery condition.
Wheat continues to look well and is
fully headed, but oats have deterio
rated, have short straw, and are suf
fering for rain. Colorado beetles are
numerous in white potatoes; in the
southeastern counties potatoes are be
ing dug, with poor yields. Sweet
potato draws are scarce. Peaches are
dropping in places, but over the West
ern counties the frait prospects con
tinue promising. All crops are from
two to three weeks later than usual.
Charleston Dispensaries Closed.
It was announced last night that fol
lowing the filing of the opinion of the
attorney general Friday holding
that 2har'eston county had no legally
constituted boari of county commis
sionera, Messrs. Dukes and Evans of
the State board of dispensary direc
ters, who were in the city had met and
instructed State Liquor Commissioner
Crum to order the county board for
Charleston county to forthwith close
all regular and beer dispensaries in
Charleston and keep them closed until
further orders. This action, it seems,
is made necesssry because t ie law re
quires the county commissioners to ap
prove the bonds of the dispensers, and,
inasmuch as Charleston has and has
had no legal board of county commis
sioners for some rime, the bonds of
all dispensers are worthless. This is
the situation, it appears, until the
courts decide otherwise, if they do so
decide, or until some scheme can be
devised by whioh Charleston can se
cure a legal county government. As
things stand now, in Lhe light of 'she
attorney general' opinion, Charleston
has no county government whatever.
There are about ten dispensaries in
the city of Charleston and this is the
first time they have been closed since
when Gov. Tillman oredered them
closed after the famous prohibition de
cision of the supreme ccurt.
The Cheapest Man.
"The cheapest man I ever knew?"
said the postman, according to the In
dianapolis Sun. His name was John
Smith, and nee was cheaper than pin on
bargain day. He used to get letters
from his brother in-law and would open
the envelope by holding it over a tea
kettle. Then he would take out the let
ter and read it, write an answer, put the
answer in the same old envelope and
seal it up again. This done, he would
take it to the postoffiee, explain that the
letter couldn't posribiy be~og to him,
and hedidnt want to open another man's
mail. Of course, as his brother-in law's
five day return card was on the envel
ope the postoffice officials would send it
A drunken Irishman was once lodged
in the cel of a Scotch country p011ee
station, says Spare Moments, when he
made a t m-erdous noise by kicking
the cell door with his heavy hob nailed
The constable who had charge of the
police str:ion, going to the cedl door,
opened it a little and said:
"Man, ye mireh pit sg yer buit s, an'
l'il gie them a bit of a rub, so that ye'll
be respectabel;ka when ye come up
afore the bailie the morn."
The prieoner, fisttered at the request,
at oce compli'd, and saw his mistake
only when th-s constable shut the door
upon~ him, saying coolly:
"Yo can kick awa' noo, my man, as
lang a ye like "
Ex-Mavor Courtenay's Visw cf
The New Movement.
THINKS IT DECEPTIVE.
Ar'd That The South Should Let It
Severely Alone. Calls the New
During his recent visit to Charleston
Ex-Mayor W. A Ccurtenay expressed
his views upon the present political
situation in this State very plainly and
with so much point that the public
ought to know what they are. In re
ply to a statement of a representative
of The News and Courier that he
wanted to talk to him about "commer
cialism" and "pap spoon politics," Mr.
As you kno R, I have been entiraly
withdrawn from public matters for
many years and have no desire now to
say or do anything about them. After
so long a silence I doubt if there are
many who care to know what I think.
But recent occurrences in our party,
the preservation of which I regard as
essentia. to our civilization, should in
duce everyone, not blind to the future,
to consider certain extraordinary hap
penings and to speak out plainly.
In my view the most deceptive
scheme ever put before our people is
that which would abandon our political
principles and our old allies in every
State in the Union for the transient
plea that joining the Refublican party
will promote our material interests.
We have a marvellous country-iron
ar d coal in superabundan ce, grain fields
equal tc, feeding ourselves and half the
world, cottbn crops for clothing our
selvcs and many millions of distant peo
ples, cattle in untold quantities, with
an intelligent, progressive and hard
working people, developing all these
colossal natural advantages. The~ ad
vance i:s material resources, in educa
tion, in wealth accumulation the past
decade is the wonder of the world.
Fror. the United States burt au of
statisti -a we have this recent exhibit
-this aft' r feedinz. clothing aid bup
plying our 75,000,000 of population
with all we c-.ul1 possibly want:
Average mouthly exportation- for the
rine months endirg with M. ch, 1901
United 8 ates.. .....$124.497 853 00
E-ilanl...... .... . 117 816.246 00
Average ending with D :-i-ob , 1900:
ermany ... ........87 551 000 00
FraT c ..... .......56 467 000 00
Russia ............29 551) 000 00
British India........... 26,747,000.00
Austris Hungary.......25,743 255 00
Belgium.... .. .... 23,568 000.00
Italy. ..... ........20,518 000 00
Now this potential surplus wealth
exhibit covers a period when our China
markets have been closed to us and
when the Philippine Islands have taken
less than $100,000 of our manufa3tured
goods, while costing us over $200,000,
These figures are an object lesson at
the end of a decade in which the gov
einent of the country was shared by
both political parties, and demonstrates
beyond a doubt that the growth of busi
ness and wealth is from natural and in
dustrial causes and not from pap-spoon
In the midst of this abundance, this
sweep of prosperity, comes a proposal
to break up the Democratic party and
hand over our political power- to our
political enemier, who have not spared
us in the past and have not even a re
mote idea of sparing us in the future.
Interwoven with this d'eceptive plea
of pap spoon politics, a very general im
pression is sought to to be created that
the owners of South Carolina cotton
mills are all in favor of joining the Re
publican party-another delusion!
There have been quite a number of mill
stockholders' meetings during the past
few weeks, in none of which, as I am
informed, was any word said on thisI
subject or any action taken. I am in
lined to believe that a thoughtless ut
terance or two, recently made, is the
basis of these hopes in pap spoon politi
al circles. It would be very surpris
ing indeed if South Carolina owners of
cotton mills should voluntarily separate
themselves from their friends and neigh
bors to join a hostile political party.
Of course, mills controlled from a dis
tance may insist upon their managers
and employees saying "me too," but
that is a different affair altogether.
Not only do present conditions warn
us, but the future is full of serious
forebodings-to keep us from political
suicide. Sharply defined issues are in
full view now and will assume larger
proportions in the near future. The
wealth that has accumulated in a few
ambitious hands is at work creating
colossal combinations; already the iron
and steel interests have been merged,
the chief railroads from the Atlantic to
the Pacific are in process of consolida
tion, marine transportation on both the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans will follow,
and as has been announced, "three
men in New York" or some other cen
tral point will control prices of iron and
steel products and everything else and
the cost of carriage over inland and
ocean routes. In these vast capitaliza
tions there is 30 to 50 per cent of what
in financial parlance is called, in its
primitive state, "water." This is all
to be made into solid paying invest
ments by a dual pressure, squeezing out
every possible etoployes and squeez
into the trust treasuries, through heavy
costs and tolls of carriage, every dollar
that the general public can be made to
pay. Tne control of trans contizental
railway transportation and the unifica
tion of steam freights and passage on
the Atlantic arnd Pacific oceans, all
moved in unison by a single bell in
~New York, creates a suspicion that a
canal at the Isthmus will hardly be
thought then necessary. The South,
which must largely depend upon the
opening of a cannal there fojr its future
growth, is, I suppose, to remain in its
past condition of "hevers of wood and
drawers of water" for this combination
of new wealth creators...
To dee~,y or distract ihE' white peo
ple of South Carolina, iwhose only
uture safety is in union-to endeavor
to divide or mieand the party, whose
comnission he still holds and whos
honors he has enjoyed-Senator Mc
Lauri, after voting on party questions
against his party in Congress, is said t
be entrusted with the Federal patronag
in South Carolina to create a white Re
publican party in our State. (?)
Of course, there are always th
necessitous and unscrupulous who wll
take office; that's a human record an
has been so since the world began an
is so yet. But in view of the seriou
portents now in full view I have a con
fident belief that, while money can bu:
mines and steel plants, railroads an
ocean steamships and while it is un
fortunately true that power with mone;
is an intoxican-, neither can or will br;
or deceive a free and self respectin
BANK LIKE A ROCK.
The Lass of Life and a Large Passan
The first authentic information con
cerning the wreck of the steamer Cit:
of Paducah of the St. Louis and Ten
nessee River Packet company, whic1
occured at Brunhort Landing, Ill., lat
Sunday night was obtained upon th
arrival of the steamer City of Cliftoi
at this port early Wednet day.
Fifteen persozs lost their lives, si:
whites and nine blacks.
Dr. S. W. Bell, of Cubi Lanling
Miss Mable Gardiner, of St. Louis.
Charles Johnson, aged 84, decl
Frank Gardner, Texas tender of Pa
ducah, Ky. -
Two white firemen, names unknown.
Grant Woods, colored, boat baker.
Eight colored roustabouts, namel
The Steamer City of Paducah stop
ped at Brunkhorst's Landing at 8.3(
o'clock Sunday night and took on i
load of corn. When in the act o
backing away from the wharf ihe boal
swung around and struck the ban]
heavily*sith the stern. A snag im
beded in the bank tore an enormoni
hole in the hull through which the wa
ter rushed with frightful rapidity. She
at once began to settle and at the
end of three minutes nothing but he
roof, Texas deck and pilot house re
mained about the surface. The offi
cers acted with great coolness and ai
the boat settled, helped the startled
passengers to the cabin r.,of from
which the boats were lowered and car
Miss Mabel Gardiner of St. Louhi
wras asleep in her sta'eroom and %het
,htt shock came she probably remsiced
o dres Her ebody was found in the
forward part of the cabin. The bod3
.>t Dr B. 11 has not yet been re :over.'
aca it is suppo.,d h,- was aroxn'
in h's stattroom Tr e crew ani thtii
rousarout nitJpers being on the lowe
deck in tae mist of the cargo wLei
the vessel struck, were placed in a po
ition of moot awful peril. As the
steamer careened in setting the bil
cargo, consisting chiefly of sacks o!
corn, shifted and before the men c)ulC
escape half of them were pinned dowr
and either cru3hed to death or held
until the water rose about them.
The passengers lost all of the'r be
longings, and had to be supplied wit]
clothing by those on shore.
The Uity of Paducah lies in about 3(
feet of water and the loss will be total
She -was valued at $15,000.
THE PENSION CASE.
The Supreme Court Decides aun
Settles the Matter.
The Columbia State of Saturday say
the South Carolina pensioners will nc
this year get the extra $50,000 whici
the legislature intended to give them
This will be bad news for the o1
soldiers' widows, but it cannot be helj
ed now. The comptroller cannot pa:
out more than the $100,000. Frida:
the supreme court filed its decision i:
the casa broug'it to test the matter
The court was unanimous in the judg
ment. The opinion setting forth th
reasons will be filled later.
Here is the decision:
The State of South Carolina in th
supre me court, April term, 1901.
The State, ex relatione J. Froi
Walker as clerk of court of the count;
of Richland, petitioner, vs. J. P. Dat:
ham as comptroller general, respond
ent. Per Ciariam.
On hearing the petition herein an
the return thereto and after argumer
of counsel. It is ordered and adjadge
that the prayeyr of the petition be r<
fused and the petitson dismissed.
It is further ordered and adjadges
that the money appropriated in th
general appropriation act passed at th
last session of the general assembly-t
wit:. The sum of s100,000 be distribi
ted aecording to the provisions of th
act entitled "An act to provide for per
sions for certain soldiers and sailors
now residents of South Carolina, wi
were in the service of the State or<
the Confederate States in the late wi
between the States." Approved the1l9;
day of February A. D. 1900 as amende
by an aet entitled "an act to am- udset
ion I. of an act entitled 'an act to pr<
vide for p :nsions for certain soldier
and sailors now residents of Sout
Carolina, who were in the service of th
State or of the Confederate Statesi
the late war between the States,' appr<
ved 19th February, 1900, by increasin
the amount of appropriation and furthe
prescribing the distribution of same,
approved 19th day of February A. I
1901. The reasons for the forgoin
jdgmnent will be given in an op~nio
hereafter to be fihtd.
Y. J. Pope, Associate Justice.
Eugene B. Gary, Associate Justice.
Ira B. Jones, Associate Jnstice.
Trwo congressional fortunes, mad
since the March adjournment and oul
sde of Wall street, are reported. Roj
resentative Sam Cooper, of Texas,
said to have earned a lot of money ot
of the Beaumont oil wells, althoug
not in all probability a million dollar:
as has been statea. and Rleprescent.
tive Latimer, of South Carolina al
pirant for the United States senat<
wears a satisfied lcok over purchas<
of stock in copper mines -in Sonor:
Mexico, which advanced Eufficiently 1
make him to the good over $100,001
Both gentlemen are DIemoorats.
e A NE W YOR. SENSATION.
A Catholic Priest Supposed to Hav
a Been Murdered.
The body of a man found late Thuri
dsy night in a house in Ninth ovenue
New Ycrk, has been identified a
that of Father Edward S. Phillips c
St. Gabriel's Catholic church, Haz31
ton, P., who-re3ently had a conferenc
with J. Pierpont Morgan in referene
to the threatened strike in the iron an,
coal regions of Pennsylvania. Kir
Stanley, a massage operator in whos
rooms the body was found, is unde
arrest as a suspicious person. Deconr
' position had advanced so far when th
body was discovered that a cursory ex
amination was not euffiient to revei
the euss of death.
Stanley was arrested at midnighl
The prisoner seemed to be sufferin
- from the tffgec.s of drink or drags. Hi
manner was that of a man who wa
badly daz.d. He said his name wa
Kirk Stanley, and that he had come t
that city about a year and a half agc
He said they called him doctor but h
had no diploma. He was a messag
I operator and intended to open an offic
B Coroner Baus ch visited Stanley in hi
1 call and there, after much perkuasio:
the prisoner told the following remari
K able story to the cornoner:
"It is true I knew the priest an
this is the way I became acquainte
with-him. I left my home about mid
night May 8 and walked over to th
coroner of Ninth avenue and Fiftiet:
t street. There I ssw standing on th
corner the priest, talking with tw
girls. He was somewhat intoxicate
and so was I, for I had been drinkin
in my rooms. The priest was in goo<
humor and so were the girls. They al
accepted the invitation, and in a fei
minutes we were seated in my sittini
room dring whiekey.
"The girls remained with us abou
two or three hours and then left, say
ing that they had to go home. Afte:
they left both the priest and I wern
taken ill. I don't know whether th
gigls had pus any thing in our drink
or not, but we were nauEoated. Th<
priest took a small botde of medicin(
from his vest pocket and swallowedj
little and then told me to do the same
I did so, and in a little while we boti
"It was then the priest told me hi
was a Roman Catholic lergyman fron
Penns3lvania and offered to financialla
back me in my cure. He did not tel
u.e nis tcame.
-As d.wn was breaking I told the
prie t I thought I wou.d take a little
walk, as the air would do me good
acd 1 aked him to accompany me, bul
re said le wouid rather rest where h(
was. I went out, and returned, I shoulc
iy, two hurs leer.
"'Wne.n Igot back the priest wa!
o-ne. Tna! wasthe last time I evei
as him. The dead man in the roon
which Capt Dynohue-showed me wa
not the prit st I knew. The dead mai
looked lke a Ne2re."
Stanley could not describe the twi
girls, nor would he admit having ha4
a woman there whom he called hi
Dr. A. S. Dougherty of Ashley, Pa.
nephew of the priest, said:
"It may be that Father Phillips wa
lured to Stanley's place for the pur
pose of robbery and that he died ther
that night. I don't believe that th
-murder theory is tenable. I hav
known Bather Phillips for 25 years an
this is the second time I have known c
his going out on a spree.
' Shortly before he left Hazleton IC
INew York my mother visited him an
she told me after her visit that she di
not find him to be the same man the
a he was formerly, that she feared hi
t nervous system was giving way an
tthat he was decidedly unstrung."
A dispatch from Beaufort says
Sdecided sensation was created he2
nWednesday night when thirty od
masked citizens silently proceeded wit
.military precision to a house in ward I
ewhere one William Burlingham an
-- S:nith, two white men, who hal
for several years held responsible as
e lucrative positlons at the Port Roy
naval station, nave lived with ta
tnegro women in the open definee
Spublic opinion. The place was raid<
.by the police one night last week ar
.both men, with their female con
panions, were on that occasion rout4
d out at midnight and on the followir
t morning the mayor of the town di
d covered an ominous letter in his yai
.. which was of a scandalous -nature as
'while he could not, with any degree <
j certainty, detect the author of the ii
e famous production, circumstantial ev
e dence was strong against both mel
o were at once notified to quit the tou
by a certain day. This they refused I
e do until Tuesday, when Smith becan
. alarmed and left. Boarlingham, hos
ever, came up as usual on the nay
'a station boat at 5 p. m. Tuesday as
fpresumably left town immediatel
r after wards as' the house was unocouple
h when the masked citizens effected a
d entrance at about 9 o'clock by breakir
in a the door. Both men have famii4
. in the north and Barlingham had ta
e daughters here for some months as
h both wore' forced to return northi
e consequence of their fathers's sham'
n ful conduct.
g The Snakes of India.
r The snakes and wild beasts of Indi
"kill thousands of human beings an
-. cattle every year, but in 1899 the nun
g ber of deaths was large- than usua
n due, perhaps, to the floods of th:
year, which drove the snakes to tt
higher lands, where the homesteai
are. The official reports show th:
24 621 ptople died of snake bite, an
2,9665 from attacks by wild beasts. Da
ing the same year upward of 98,0(
catile were killed, 89,238 by wi]
btasts a'nd the rest by snakes.-Ph
e ledelphia Record.
Killed on a Trestle.
tt Accordir~g to Win. Ba-ke, an Ale:
h anmra, Va., boy, who claims to has
3, en ac ese wites and a cousin of ti
i parties. Walher Swink at d sister, whi,
t erssieg a high railroad trestle
a Powwell's crek, 30) miles ECuth
te Wahingson Wednesday night, en rou
i t o Peteriburg, were straok and killed
locomotive. B.ood was found. o: 51
). engine, but no trace of the bodies h
bee found by the authoritied.
A TORCH DID IT.
A Workman's Disobedience of
Orde rs Causes
f THE DEATH OF ELEVEN MEN.
Three, Who Will Live, Are Se
verely Burned. Worst Ex
r plosion in Fairmont
1 Six miners lost their lives, five were
fatally injared and three seriously burn
ed in an explosion at the shaft of the
George's Creek coal and iron company
s at Farmington, W. Va., on the main line
s of the Baltimore and Ohio road Thurs.
D day morning. The dead:
Maynard Beatty, of Mannirgton.
0 Joe Nichols of Lonaconing, Md
8 J. H. Ererson of Everson, W. Va.,
8 Dan Alferrel of Farmington
Joe 1aminick, Italian.
s Tony Philippi, Italian.
1 The injurcd:
Charleston Carpenter, fatally.
Carth Hunter, fatally.
Harrel Everson, fatally.
JOB Blaney, fatally.
B Jefferson Fast. badly burned.
Thomas Bainbridge, burned ana
Italian, burned and braised.
The George's Creek company has
I headquarters in the Equitable biding,
Baltimore, and extensive mining rn
terests in Maryland. This is the first
mine the company has opened in this
I State and fully $1,000,000 has been in
vested and the mine is one the best
equipped in the Fairmont coal region.
Col. . L Sommerville, an exprienced,
and capable mine supeintendent, has
charge of the works. The m'ne was
only recently put into operation and
about 125 men were employed, only 40
of this number under ground. Owing
to a shortage in the cac supply the men
have only been making about haf time-.
for several days, but yesterday quite
a number of ars were left at the mine
and the management decided to break
all records with Thursday's 6utput. So,
bright and early this morning the
miners who reside in'cosy cottages on
the hilltop above the mine made their
way to the main opening and the car
carried them 253 feet into the earth.
Fifteen of them were assignei to a
portion of the mines that has been
worked for some time and the remain
der were put to work on headingsquite
a dittance away. One of the men in
the rooms, it is -alleged, has smuggled
a torch into the mines as it gives so
much better light taan the safety
lamps prescribed by the company. -
There is. an immense fan which sends
5,000 feet of fresh air into the minesat
every revolution and as the shaft was
> considered one of the safest in tle
I region the miner did not heed the 'fre
i quent warnings of a fellow employs
who warned him of the risk he was
taking. At 9.15 the miner fired a shot
and the smoke which was very dense
Scaught fire from the torch and spread
-to either the gas or dust and the ex
a plosion resulted. Fortunately the
e mine did notceatch fire toany extant.
s The explosion vented itself through
I the air shaft and almost demolished the
f building on the surface in which the
fan was located. The men on the head
r 'ng did not know there had been anex
d posio-' until notified. The air was soon
d turned in and in a short time the head
t ings were cleared of foul gass and the
s work of rescuing the unortunat comn
d menced. It was 5 o'clock before the
work was concluded. This is the most
serious explosion that ever occurred in
the Fairmont coal region.
a Burned in a Steamer.
d .Four men were killed during Wed
h nesday night in a fire which destroyed
; the steamer Owensboro, a towbatied
d up at dock at Calhoun, Ky. The da
-e Fireman Crenshaw, of Evansville.
d Fireman Brinkman, of Evansville.
d Two roustabouts, names unkniown.
o A fire broke out aboard the boat
if shortly before midnight and in a short
4 time it burned to the water's edge.
4 Capt. Eastman and Engineer Robin
-. son barely had time to escape. The
4 others were supposed to have been
g asleep in the hold and were overcome
3. by smoke. Loss on boat $6,000.
d Poisoned the Priest's Liquor.
'I The jury in the case of Jacob Wynne
l charged with the murder of Rev.7
'- Father Chas. P. *igl ;after ben out
" all night Thursday brught ins veda
n of murder in the second degree. ~'ther
0 Riegel, who had charge of the Roman
e~ Catholic church at Cheltneham, Pa.,
-was found dead on a doorstep in the
il "Tenderloin" district on January 6.
d Death was due to knockout drops and
y Wynne and eight others who had been
d drinking with the priest were indicted.
n It was testified that Wynne bought th
.poison and placed it in Father Riegel's
a glass of beer.
d China's Empty Treasurery.
n The answer of China to the state
~ ment of the ministers of the foreign
powers as to the losses sustained by
nation! and individuals in China has
- been received. The answer commences
a with an appeal to mercy, saying that
d the country is impoverished. The an
- s aer explains that the utmost China
L can cifer is 15.000,000 tales annually
at for the next 30 years.
3Poisoned His Step-Son,
btRiley Lowe, of Huntsville, Ala.,
d charged with poisoning his step-son
- Louis Mullins, was Thursday found
0 guilty of murder in the first degrse. A
death sentence will be pro~iounced.
Lowe, who is 35 years old, is alleged to
have poisoned his 9-year-old step-son
September 9 with strychnine, to get
rid of him.
He Was Desperate.
e Frank M.iller, safe blower and mur
e derer, under sentence at Birmingham,
t Ala.. to hang June 28, saturated the :
>f bedding in his cell in the county jsil
a Thurday morning with oil and fired it.
y A line of hose was run to the cell and
ie :the firs was extinguished before any
is idamage was done. Miller expected to
b urn up.