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r - MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JLJNE 26, 1901.
,- - -- - -a T 11nT r r n a nirfl
Charges That Will ba Made in
the Pres n! Law.
OF INTEREST TO EVERY ONE
The Repeal Will Tako PLace on
July I Next. A List of the
Changes in ihe internal revenu stamp
tax law, by which the special tax will;
be modificd or removed, will go into ef
fect July 1. While this change will save
a large amount of money to business
people and others the financial gain will
be smali compared to the joy which will
prevail at the erdi-:g of a r gulation
which caused no erd of worry. After
July there will be no stamps on bank
checks, telegrams. bills of lading, bond-,
sight drsfts, express receipts, mert
gages and scorEs of other docurerts.
There is also a list of -iodifie art:
eles," where a redu;tin will be allo-ed,.
and the tax vill remain on -ay ari
ales and for man- dealers until fartht r
orders from the government.
Practically every p rson has been
more or less affected by the special war <
tax put on to deray expenses o? the 1
Spanish war. The amounts which tle t
people had to pay were small in many i
instances, but it all counted in the end.
If a person did not spend a dollar he
would be caught by the tax in the event ]
of receiving a beqaest or the like. The ]
tax was meant for the public, and br 2
the whip saw methods almost the entire ]
population was reached l
The internal revenue bureau in order <
to let the public know preaiseiy how far I
its interests are affected by the new law I
bas given out the following statement, <
which the officials think covers the en- I
Bank checks, 2 cents
Bills of lading for expert, 10 cents.
Bond of obligation by guarantee
company, one-half of 1 cent on each
Certificates of damage, 25 cents.
Certificates of deposit, 2 cents.
Certificates not otherwiss specified,
Charter party, $3 to $10.
Chewing gum, 4 cents each $1.
Commercial brokers, $20.
Drafts, sight, $20
Express receipts, 1 cant.
Insurance-Life, 8 cents on each
$100; marine, inland, fire one-hlf cent
on each $1; casualty,fideiity and guaran.
ty. one-half cent on each $1.
Lease,25 cents to $1.
Manifest and castom house entry $1
Mortgage or conveyance in trust, 25
aents for $1,500.
Order for payment of money on sight
or on demand.
Perfumery and cosmetics, one half
cent for each 5 cents.
Power of attorney to vote, 10cents.
Power of attorney to sell, 25 cents.
Promissory notes, 2 cents for each
Proprietary medicines, one-eight of a
cent for each 5 cents.
Protest, 25 cents.
Telegraph messages, 1 cent.
Telephone messages 1lcent.
United States money orders, 2 cents
for each $100.
Ware house receipts, 25 cents.
Beer, $2 per bar-rel and 71 per certi
discount, change d to $1 60 per b arrel
and il per cent discount repealed.
Bills of exchange, foreign, 4 cants
for each $100; changed to 2 cents for
Cigars, weighing more than three
pounds per 1,000, $3.60 per 1,000;
changed to $3 per 1,000.
Cigaretts weighing not more than
three pounds per 1,000, $1 50 per 1,
000; changed to, valued at not more
than $2 per 1,000, 18 cents per pound;
valued at more than $2 per 1,000, 36
cents per pound.
Cigars weighning not more than
three pounds per 1,000, $1 per 1,000;
changed to 18 cents per pound.
Corveyance, 50 cents for each $500;
now exempted below $2 500; above $2,
500, 25 cents for each $500.
-Legacies-Law mecdified so as to ex
elude Irom taxation legacies of charit
able, religious, literary or eduational
character after March 1, 1901.
Orders for pay ment of money by
telegraph, eta , issued by express comn
panies, etc., drawn in but payable out
of United Sta.es, 2 eents for each
Passage tickets, $1 to $5; now er
empted b-'low $50 ia valu'-, for each
$50, 50 cents; txceeding $50, in addi
tion thereto, 50 cents.
Sales of produ its at exchianges: One
cent for each $100 retaine d, but sales
of mnerchat dise is aatual course of tran
sportation excmpted from tax.
Tobacco ana snuff, 12 con's per
paund; now discount of 20 per cent al
Bankers' capitaI and surplus, $50 for
$25,000 arid $2 for each additionai $1,
Bonde, debentures, certificates of
indebtedness, etc., 5 cents for each
Bond for indemnity of for due ex
ecution of performance of duties of any
cffice or position, 50 cents.
Brekers' contract. 10 cents.]
Certificates of precfi:s, 2 eents for each
Certificstes of str ek, original issue,
5 cents for each $100.
Certificates ef stock, transfera, ..
cents for each $100
(Amended to include sales at bucket
Clgaretts weighirg more than three
pounds per 1,000, $3.60 per 1,000.
Custom house brokers, $10
Dealers in leaf tobacco, $6 to $24.
according to sales.
Dealers in tchacco, $12, when sales
exceed 50,000 pounds..
Drafts, time or bills of exchange, in
land, 2 cents for each $100.
Entry of goods at custom house for
consumption, 25 cents to $1.
Entry for withdrawal ,50 cents.
Freight receipts of demnestic bills(
of leang 1 cent.]
A SECRET ORDER
Among Negroes in Louisiana
Causes a Lynching.
TWO OF THE BAND HUNG.
The Members Claim :to be Prin
ces, ard Their Order
Called The Church of
the Living God.
The lynching of two negrees Thurs
day night near Shreveport La., created
a sensation, as with the excitement
dying out it was thought their lives
would be spared until the murderer
Edwards was captured. A special from
Shreveport, however, says evidence vai
discovered so clea-ly estaIshing the
gilt of Smith and M. L ad a enemics
of the white and dangerous elcm-:nts to
be left at large among the negroes that
the people of Bassier regardcd their
execu.ion as essential to the preserva
tion of order in the parish.
! he evidence obtained by the police
showed the foflowing fsts: The or
garization of which "Prophet Smit'"
was the head had i-s origin is Hcuson,
and was known as the Chure2 of the
Living God. Three membcrs of the su
preme council, as indicated by the
printed letter heads, were: Smi h and
M Land, who were lynched, and Princ
Edwards, the murderer cf Foster.
Smith, when he came to Lcu siana, es
tablished himselt at Shreveport, but
was finally ordered away by the chief
of police as a dangernus cnaractrr
After the shooting an cfficial search of
his premises was instituted and the
Ark of the Covenant, a rudely coh
structed box with a "hoodoo" design
on and within it was found. When it
was touched by the searchers the ne
groes were greatly terrified and stated
that but one had advanwed far enough 1
to lay hands on the sacred box. The I
members of the church, who were i
known as princes, held regular meet 1
ings, at which Smith presided with the <
designation of "King." 3
Following ij an exset copy from the I
minutes of a meeting held on the Fos
ter plantation showing how business I
was carried on and the enmity that ex I
isted between Smith and his followers t
and the chief of police of Shreveport t
and Foster, the murdered man:
'The R yal Archive of the Kingdom
of Gd met in supreme council, sang
"Dark Was the Night." Opened by t
reading 321 chapter of Isaia. After (
F. K. Smith, the king, was announoid i
to the meeting he stated that he was ad- ,
vised of God to call the princes to- E
gether in council to decide what should
be done with the chief of police and a
his force for interfering with the King t
of the Church of God in Shreveport. 1
Prince Webb being the first to arise i
said he was in favor of demanding six 1
months ailiction upon the chief. Prino3 i
Hcks said he was in favor of the same, i
also Prince M. Land, also Prince John- I
son, also P.ine Edward. All con- 4
curred in demanding six months afflih-c
tion on the cnief at the L ake of Shreve- <
port. The next case was that of the
Rockers of the Building. The case t
was decided: All that are rock build
iag must be punished with death with-a
in four days. A complaint was taken 1
against J. M4. Foster that he should be
tormented until he pdve consent that I
all the saints leave the place ".
Before he was lynched Thursday
night Smith confessed that he hada
loaded the gun with which Foster wasi
Many letters of an incendiary char
ater written by Smith and his gange
were found. The discovery of these
evidences of conspiracy led to Thurs
day night's lynching.
Sheriff Thompson of Bossier made I
no attempt to interfere in view of thei
superior numbers of the mob.
Emnery Wheel Burst.
The Atlanta Journal says: "W. T.
Jones, a white mechanic is dead at thet
rdy hospital. He was struck by the I
fying pieces of a broken emery whesl t
Wed aesday afternoon while at work at
the Winship Machine shops, on Mariet
ta street. The inj .ries inflicted were of
a internal nature, a large sction of the t
wheel striking him in the abdomen. Ho
was taken at once to the hospital and
ad been practically in a dyicg condition
since last night. The physicians speak
of the case as one of the most patheeils
that has ever come itader their notice,.
About the bed on which thne dying man
lay were gathered his wife, his br-otheri
ad several of his children. He did nott
seem to suffer a great deal cf physical t
pain, but his eyes expres'ed the keen- I
st agony as they passed from his wife
to his little children. Jones was alcoce
when the fatal accident befell h?.
WEthout warnicg, the wi'ecl suddeLy
lew arsrt, and be was reed~red breath- t1
less and insensible by the bi'ow, whichi
felled him to the floor. A largt sectiou
f the stonO struck him in the atdo~mea
and a smaller p:ece nearly carried <ff zas
Served Him Right.
Tom Watson, who, with his wife,
swore that the negro, WXill Buscy, ha l
cmmitted an assault on Mrs. Watso~n,
was taken out by a committee of citi
zas of Camden, Ark., Wednesday nighti
ad given five hundred lashes. The atfii
davit of Watson and his wife was the
means of Bussey having been sentenced
to be hanged, but about thren~ weeks
ago Mrs. Watson made a written state- 1
ment, confessing that she had sworn -
falsely against Bassey. On learning -
this G overnor Davis suspended the sen
ence imposed on Bussey. Watson's 1
wife swore that she was compelled by
her husband to testify against Bassey.
At the conclusion of the lashing Watson
was placed on a train and given instruc
not to stop in Arkaness
Runs a Great Risk.
Su Shih Sin, a Chinese reformer, who
has been in the United States for some -
time, will return to his country though 1
there is a standing reward of $50,000
for his head. The Galveston News sug- -
gests that Su Shih perhaps thinks that
the power have lifted about all the 1
money the Chinese government has,
and that he is in no danger of being 1
akn for a rwar d.
Manufacturers of cgars, $t> to $24
Manufacturers of mixed flour, $12
iManufaeturers of tobacco, $6 to $24.
Nixed fi mr, 4 cents per barrei.
Petroleum ard sugar refineries. 1 per
ents gross receipts in excess of $250,
Proprie'orn of bowling alleys or bil
iard rooms, $5 each alley or table.
Proprietcrs of circuses, $100.
Proprietors of other public exhibi
Proprietors of theaters, museums and
-oncert halls, $100.
Sleeping and parlor car tickets, 1
Sps'klig or other wines, 1 pint 1
ent, more than 1 pint 2 cents.
Tea, customs du'y of 10 cents per
MR. BRYaN AND MR. CRISP,
rhe Washington Post Denies Senator
. cLaurin's Charge.
"Senator B-yan has not deemed Sen
Ltor McTurin's chargi that he (Bry
i) oppostd the late Caiss. F. Crilp for
he speakership beuie Judge Crisp
vas an ex Confdcierate. a; worthy of
20!ice. At ail evLnts he has bad noth
ng to ssy about it, LCtWiths anding
eneto:- McLaurin charge was made
onethirg hk- two w eks ago. Mean
hAe toe su: is fai of ex-Confed
rate soldiers ao-i :h-ir syns who would
ike to bear ir'm Mr. Brvan a denial
hat Ie i ermit:d secuxonal preijudice
oa irflacnee him agains-t the great
at rgian."-Ssvannan Morning News.
It is perhaps unfortunate that Mr.
3ryan I as rot taken notice of Mr. Mc
Mrin's "charge," though the Etste
xient )s not crignal with Mr. Mo
[Surin Bat we need not wait for Mr.
3yars deaal as there is other evi
Lence at haud and from a souree that
q more friendly to McLiurin than to
3ry an. The Washington Post, an in
ependent paper, is quite severe on
3ryan as a usual thing and leans to
vards McLaurin, yet Tne Post is just
ncugh to sy: -
Senator McLrurin is most urjust
vhen he accuses Mr. Brvan of refus
ng to vote for Mr. Crisp for speaker
f the house because the latter was a
outhern man. In the Democratic cau
us Mr. Bryan voted for Mr. Springer,
>robably because be had studied law
der the direction of the Illinois
andidate and had been closely asso
iated with him in politics. After Mr.
)risp received the Damacratic caucus
tomination Mr. Bryan voted for him
n the house, the only serious protest
oming from the Hon. George Fred.
Villiams of Massachusetts, who tear
ully conducted a bolt, because of his
ear that Mr. Crisp was not sound on
he tariff question and was too liber
1ly tinctured with the theories of free
2ver. Mr. Crisp attested to his regaid
or Mr. Bryan by assigning him to a
iosition on the ways and means com
nittee and giving him many opportuni
ies to come to the front during his
areer in the house, all of which the
ebraskan took advantage of. As Mr.
3rvan saw fit to engage in the South
arolina political rumpus, he is a legiti
nate subject for discussion, but Mr.
acLaurin was not at all happy in his
mt for the gentlemans's vulnerable
It is evident that The Post does not
peak unadvisedly but only after an
avestigation into the subject and its
tatement may be accepted as conclu
ive. While Bayan's at itude towards
ar. Crisp has nothing to do with Mc
Gurin's desertion of the D)amocracy it
s well enough that The Post's defense
f Bryan should be given publication
n the paper in uhich McLturin's
statement first appeared.--Tae S~.ste.
News by wire has just reached Lire
lo, Tex., that Capt. Brooks' company
if State Ringers had a fight with the
iexicans who arc supposed to be guilty
>f the assasination of Sheriff M.'rris of
Carnes cour ty, and Sheriff Glover and
jonstable Schabel of Got zdes county.
he commander of the company was
tired that four horses were stolen Sun
Lay night at Campbellton in Atascosia
ounty and that the riders were headed
'or the Rio Gratnde. Brooks' company
ere at once put on the lookout and the
nformation is to the effect that
he detachment overtook fou' Mexicans
iding horses that suited the description
i those stolen at Campbelitou from the
3rdas ranch which is about SO miles
rom Laredo. A ruaining fight eneu. d
a waich one Mexican was killed, orne
aptured and two esoaped. Capt.
ogers and party are in pursuit. The
ead man was broudt to Bensvides
L'he county o:crk of K arnes county has
een wired to send m an to identdfy the
dexican killed and the one captured.
Made Them Chew Soap.
Charges of a cruei mode of punishment
n one of the pulic secool of Cnica
;o have been piaced before Supt. Lane
>y Hugh B:ady. He s ays that children
n the summer scuool hava been
unished repeatedly for chewing gu~n
Laring school hours by having boap
'orced into their mouths, b::ing comt
)elad to let it remain until it dissolved
,nd ran down their threats. Children
vho ssy that they were subj teted to
he soap treatment returned to their
omes on Wednesday vi h burming
broats ar~d raw me uths. Lest er Braacy
as one of the sufferers, but tried to
~onceal the fact from his parents. He
ias unable to eat his supper, arnd after
~ep a'ed questionings the story came
>ut. Three other boys. Harry Baker,
arry Parker and Edgar Winderson,
tso assert that they were e >mpelled to
inderg6 the same treatment.
Of the 953.24 population of Porto
~ico only 75,000O live in cities. On
.he island but 100 miles long and 36
wide arc 4,000 district farms and one
ifth of the island is un der cultivation.
l'he average sizs of a farm in Porto
~ico in forty five acres, of which twelve
re cultivated. Seventy one per cent
f these Porto Rico farms are owned
An American Fool.
About thbe limit of snobbery is reach
xd by "An American gentleman," who
idvretises in London an offerof $25,
)00 to a 'lady of title as chaperon for
CHARLESTON BLID TIGERS.
Judge Benet Hits Them Some Very
In the c::urt of general sessions at
D-harleston last week Judge W. C.
Benet made a special charge to the
grand jury, when the dispensary oases
were taken up.
He called attention to the open and
lagrant manner in which the dispen
,ary law was being violated in Char
leston. which he said was not the- case
in o.her cities in the state.
During the cou:se of his remarks, he
said: "f his town of Charleston is to
day as bitterly opposed to the enforce
mnt of the dispensary law as when
it was first passed, and jadging from
the newspapers and current records
t-ere is 2o more desire to enforce the
law now than when it was first placed
on the statues.
1 he law is openly and unhesitatingly
violated, and defied. The whole state
knowi it; aei ehboring states know that
the law is fisgrancly vi)iatad every
aiy. On ncarly every treet corner,
an-d bet'een egery stroet corner, are
places wh.ere liquor is sold, day and
niaeit and On Sanday. Strangers en
tering the city fiad it entirely con
vcn'cnt to get drinks, but they ex
p-se their .isapproval of the way in
hich the law is so openly de fi.d.
'I: is high time for this good old
town to mruke a: honest effort to en.
erc !he lhw. There never has been
su attempt in this direction, aad un
Li an honest tfrt is made it cannot
o said that t.e dispensary lam in
Lharstn is a failure.
"Tius tova of Charle3ton is a por
ion of the state of South Carolina; it
has not yet been cut off; it is no inde
perdent, potty principality. Itis a part
>f the stste, governed by the same
aws that govern the whole state, and
:he grand jury of Charleston is expect
d to treaL the dispensary oases the
ame here as they are troatod by the
racd jury in other counties in the
Daring his remarks Judge Banet
tated that it was a rcm'rkable fact
hat the grand jary of Charleston had
ailed to find true bills in the large
iumb r of dispensary indictments that
ere harded to them at every term of
ourt. He also gave the police depart
ent a rap for not being vigilant in
rying to enforce the law.
Following Judge Benet's remarks
he dispensary indictments, out of a
atch of fifty-nine cases, were given to
be grand i ary, and "no bill" was re
urned in every case.
Gen. Chaffee's Report.
The report of Maj Gen. Chaffee on
he campaign in China is being prepar
d for publicaion at the war depart
nent. Some of Gen. Chaffe's cam
ents are interesting. At one point he
'Fvr about three weeks following the
rrival of the relief column at Pekin
,he condition in and about the city
as bad. Looting of the city, foraging
n the surrounding country and seizure
>y soldiers of everything a Chinaman
night have, as vegetables. chickens,
heep, cattle, etc., whether being
)rought to the city or found on the
arm; indiscriminate and generally
mprovoked shooting of Chinese, in
dy, country and along the line of
narch and the river-ali this did not
end, as was natural, to gain for the
roops the confidence of the masses
vhom it is certain we have no equal,
mt were in need of their labor. It is
afe to say that where one real boxer
as benn killed since the capture of
~ekin, many harmless Coolies or labor
rs on farms including a few women
d children have been slaia. No
Lubt the boxer element is largely mix
d with the mass of population, and by
laying one hundred, one or more box
s might be taken in."
Gen. Chaffnee speaks of the restraint
e placed upon American troops. The
apanese commander also made it
no wn that general war on all classes
as not intended.
Gen. Chaffee said he opposed enaer
ng the Forbtdden city unless looting
as prchibited. Thi6 was agreed to
,nd he thinks but little looting has
een done there though articles have
een offered for sale, said to have been
aken from the Forbid end city.
Tornadoe's Queer Pranks.
TraiL men who were in Saturday's
orn ado at Dorehtster, Neb., last week
eo-t frecks of the winr. The storm
ieked out ces here and there in the
ast movi::g train and tumoled them
ver and over. Frst the one next to
he engine, then the fourth and fifth,
vud las. the four next tc the way car
enr over. The first car left its fore
ruks on the track and they followed
he er~gioe into thi station. The rear
ruks remsined with the car, and,
,far it had turned over four or
iv times, lay on its back with the
i~eis in tan~ air. The roof of one car
e~s blown 400) feet, carrying telegraph
rres wth it. 'The rear brakeman bays
be trom cam: almeoat without warn
ne. ead5 he uaved himself only by wind
n;his leg~ around the brskerotd,
The following gem from an unknown
Luor shxid be pasted in every man's
utse a remiede-r of his duty when he
isirs to sprak ill of: any woman.
lmember this: "Beware how you
peak of a woman's charue:er. Think
iow many years she has been building
t, of the wounds received, of the toils
ord privations endured; and let no
uspicion follow her aetions. The
urity of woman is the salvation of the
-ace, and hope of future greatness and
he redemption of man. Wipe out her
urity and man sinks beneath the
rave cf despair with not a star to guide
ii life in to a channel of safety. Tnink,
hen, before you speak, and remember
hat any hog can root up the fairest
lower that ever grew, so the vilest can
-uin the purest character."
The Texas Way.
The board of health of the city of
alveston is arranging for a large sup
ly of oil from the Beamont welis to be
isci in fighting mosquitoes. The oil
vil be distributed in all the stagnant
ool-; in the city, springkled on the
urface of water in the gutters and free
o owners of open cisterns for use in
estroying mosquitoes and the fever
reeing germs which collect in the
A NEW EXPLUSVE
Which Means Revolution in Naval
AND STYLE OF WAR SHIPS.
The New Engine of Destruction
has been Adopted by
the United States
Maximite, the new exposive invent
ed by Hudson Maxim, has been adopt
ed by this country after a series of
succesisful tests which were completed at
the Sandy Hook proving grounds. The
secret of the explosive has been sold to
the government by the inventor, and the
cxplosive itself is expected to revolu
tion'z3 warfare. It is more deadly in
its character than liddite, yet so safely
can it be handled that the danger at
'aching to its use is less than that in
curred in transporting ordinary black
The tests made ttus far have been
so satisfactory that naval officers be
lieve the day of the big battleship is
passing, because the explosive will
pierce a 12 inch Harveyized nickle steel
armor plate and, having passed through
it, will explode on the othcr side with
suffi.ient power to destroy everything
with whicL it comes in contact. Nev' r
before hasa plate of this strength and
thickness been pierced.
WHAT TESTS SHOWED.
The tests have been made by the
Ordnance Board and hava been con
ducted with the usual secrecy which
attends government tests of thiskind.
The result far surpass anything here.
tofore attained in any country, and the
opinion is exlrcssed by experts that it
may revolutioniza the building of bat.
tleshirs and fortifications.
Proiactiles charged with this explo
sive were fired through Harveyized
nickle steel armor plate twelve inches in
thickness, the shell exploding after
passing through the plate-that is to
say, on the inside of the ship or fort.
Tthe insensitiveness of this explosive
is so great thas a red hot iron may be
thrust into a mass of it without caus
ing an explosion. The explosion of the
campound after passing through the
plate is accomplished by means of a
fuse, the invention of an army officer.
The explosion is controlled absolutely
by means of this fuse, so that it takes
place the instant the shell passes
through the armor plate. Shells filled
with lyddite, the high explosive adopted
by the British government, filled in the
same way as was maximite, into the
same shells, and fired at a plate an inch
and a half in thickness, all exploded on
impact, and in every test fell far short
of the results obtained with the new
AT AMERICAS MEROY.
These tests of maximite are regarded
as having demonstrated that there is no
war ship of any navy capable of with
standing its destructive effects when <
thrown from miodern high power guns. (
Mr. Maxim conducts tnese experiments <
in person, there being no one present
except the ordnance offiers and experts
representing the government. Mr.
Maxim feels elated over the tests,
which he says:
"Should the United States now be
come involved in war with any othser<
power, we will be able to throw high
explosive projectiles through the thick
est armor of enemies to explode insidei
their warships, while they in turn
would be able only to penetrate our
armor with solid shot, or at least carry
ing no bursting charge whatever. The
advantage on our side will turn any naval
battle our way in short order." He
thought the moral of these new develop
ments is that the ponderous battleship1
must go, and be replaced by the small,1
swift torpedo boat or torpedo gunboat
and cruiser, and practically unarmored,i
"no protection whatever can availt
against missiles such as we have been (
firing at Sandy Hook."-New York
An avalanche, unparalleled in thej
West Virginia mountains occurredt
Wednesday night at Hopeville, Grantc
county. Great sections of the mountaini
side along the Potomac river for two
miles rushed down into the beautiful
valley. Thousands of tons of forest
trees, immnense reek and earth cameJ
down, and the home of Mrs. Andrew
Ours, a widow, was completely wreck
ed. The twenty year old daugh'er of
Mrs. Ou!rs was instantly killed and
Mrs. Oars is in a dying condition. A !
little grand child who was si~ending
the night with Mrs. Ours war grabbed
when the first warnitng came, but es
cape was impossible and when found
this morning the graidmother was
buried to her vnaist iu the debris, hold.
ing the childi i: her armns above the
chilly mud and stone in which she was
fastened ao tightly that after many of
forts neighbors found it neccessary to
pull thac bruised body out leaving her
lethes buried, The chilc only will
recover. Miss Oars' body was found
during the day. , All day hundreds of
visitors have gone to the scene and
others from far and near are going by
carriage and horseback, there being
no nearer railroad point than Keyter
to visit the scene of thie most remark
able mountain oczurrence the State
has ever known.
Calls the Thieves.
Following his offer of latt week to
the Mayor of Philadelphia to pay $2,
500,000 for the street railway fran
chises granted to certain capitalists ini
that city by the city council, to which
he received no reply, ex Postmaster (
General John Wanamsker Friday nightt
sent a communication to Congressman<
Robert H. Foerderer, one of the cspi-c
talists to whom the franchises werei
granted, offering him a half million i
dollrrs for the franchises in addition to
giving to the city the sum already of
fered. A few days ago Mr. Foerderer,.
in a newspaper interview, is alleged to
have stated that Mr. Wanamaker's offer
to the mayor was not sincere, and that
it had a "string to it." Mr. Wanama
ker, in his letter to Mr. Foerderer, de- I
nies the imputation.
A man who forfeits his self-respectt
always has to pay his forfeit.
McJUJauLU TU a 1ULzMJ UUL.
The Pledge for Candidates May Be I
Amended Next Year.
The Columbia correspondent of the
Atlanta Constitution says that Senator
NicLaurin will be barred from the
Damocratic primary next summer.
Senator Tillman said, before the recent I
resignations, that he would oppose e
such action, but now says that while g
he does not think it wise it is a matter
with which he has nothing to do and
it has been already determined upon.
The State chairman of the party, Col
onel Jones, was called on and asked
whether his committee contemplated
excommunicating the junior Senator.
"I cannot speak for the committee
as a whole," he said, "and I have not
seen all the members recently, but so
far as I can ascertain of the forty mem
bers only State Senator Appelt is a
McLaurin man. And it is question
able whether the committee will meet
this year. If McLaurin gets to 'cut
ting up' in the S:ate and action is
deemcd necssary, any five members of
the committee can force me to call a
Colonel Jones will be a candidate
next year himself. He thinks Senator
MaLaurin is a full fledged ttepub!ican.
The acion of ruling him out of the
party is more likely to be taken by the
new committee or the State conven
Lion. This committee will be cho-en next
April and the convention will meet
about May 1st.
"There is where the first fight will
b," said Chairman Jones. "Me
Laurin will no doubt attempt to get
Dontrol of the county convention in
which delegates will be selected and
The chairman felt certain that ae
tion would be taken i2 one way or
another that would prevent McLaurin
going into the Democratic primary.
If the convention does not forestail
the new committee next May and de
Dare McLaurin a Republican it can
add two or three lines to the. oath the
party constitution requires to be taken
by all candidates that would bar him
out. The addition of "and that I
stand squarely upon the Kansas City
platform and will abide by Democratic
Daucuses," will have the effect-of elimi
nating the junior Senator. These
oaths must be signed and put into the
bands of the State chairman before the
irst meeting of the campaign. Those
who do not so subscribe cannot speak t
from the stand during the hours fired i
for the meeting, cannot have tickets f
with their names upon them displayed t
t the polling places and cannot have t
ny ballots counted, It is pointed out a
hat McLaurin would not take such an a
math, but if he did, after declaring for a
independence of action, it would be li
lisastrous to his inflaence. s.
This plan about the oath has been b
levised by those high in authority in li
le party and it is most likely to be- e
arried through. It will attain the I
iame end as reading McLaurin out of $
he party without gaining him so much 0
iympathy. It is feared that to put b
2im off from addressing the people by a
, positive action, when he is willing to $
;ake the regulation oath that "I am a b
Democrat and will abide by the result 5
)f this primary and will not be a can- 6
[idate at the general election of any b
)ther party or faction," will give the P
Ippearance of persecution. i
Senator McLaurin says he dares a
hem to read him out of the party, de- $
:laring that if fiee speeoh is cut off i
md the people are not permitted to a
iear him he will split the party wide ra
>pen. But just what he will do in the ti
natter of the oath has not been con- n
idered. In fact, the janior Senator i
s yet in ignorance of this latest
Governor MeS weeney, who will be
imong the candidates for Senator next
Tear, and who was vice State chair
nan for one term, was asked for his
iews about the proposed barring out
>f Senator McLaurin. The Governor
eas disposed to be non-committal. He C
as not now a member of the cm- a:
nittee, he said, and could not properly ,
ndorse or cndemn any propsed ac
ion. However, it was evident the E
lovernor approved of a plan to keep be
deLaurin out of the primary. He 1i
ould not understand, he said, how
deLaurin could take the oath as now,
>rovided. He was not in the party' al
is greatest blunder was in refusing gi
o stay in and abide by the Democratic 2,
aucus. When he did not abide by the a
leisions of that body he disregarded ei
he ruling of the inner circle of the c
arty and put himself on the outside
lie could not properly claim to be a
Wanted Him to Leave. i
At the asi; elec i n in Cumberland n
Jounty, Maine, the liquor men nomi- a
ated a preacher for sheriff, more as a h
oke than anything else. He accepted, 0
nade the race and was elec~cd. Since fi
hat time the liquor men have seen no 14
eace. The preacher-sheriff has been ti
nforcing the law. He said a day or b
wo ago that he bad indirectly received -g
mn offir of $10,000 if he wouid resign, ~
>r take a vacation to Enrope for the ?i
emainder of his term. It is a wise
oker who knows that his funny busi e;
ess will not prove a boomerang. f.
Killed Each Other.
A special fLoi Waynesboror, Mies., a
;ys: A. M. Leary and J L. Davis q
ngaged in a dual Friday in which both a
ere instantly killed. The trouble i,
rose as the resuit of a family feud. c
avis who owned a big licensed dis- a
ilery opened fi- e on Leary with a pistol y
le fired three times. After Leary was
own he fired a shot with a pistol,
Death Dealing Tornado.
One of the most destructive torna- b
oes to human life that ever occurredv
a Nebraska, crossed the Keya Paha
iver at 6 o'clock Thursday evening. fi
ae family of seven are killed or fag
ally injured and out of another family d
i six, two are killed and the rest, ex
ept thc father, are seriously or fatally t
njured. Several other persons were
njured. _____ ___n
A Short Cut.
It would be more candid and hones; n
f the government and Congress should h
iow tell the Cubans bluntly: "Look el
tere, we want you in our business, and ti
re must have you. The flag will stay
ut." In so doing they would merely [
>e anticipating, by the shortest cut be- a:
ween two points, what is really con i
emplated by the spiritual route to the o:
.an d-Springfield Republican. u
AA UWAJj Az6LUD.
Tost of the States Charging Uncle
Sam Too Much.
The auditor of the war department
as submitted a report showing the
mcunt claimed and the amount paid
y each state and territory for fitting
ut volunteers for the war with Spain.
'he statement is as follows:
Llabama.. ......$ 22,717 $22,582
Lrkansas .........10,157 9.819
,alifornia. 101,576 83,311
,olorado........... 49,144 22,774
,onnecticut........ 175,648 22,445
)elaware........... 28,227 24,001
'lorida ............ 10.408 8,373
baorgia.......... 30,118 28,914
daho.. .......... 20,183 18,632
linois.,........ 530,745 431,948
ndiana... ....... 274.639 151,618
owa........ 147,044 91,588
Eansas.......... 37,787 36,681
Centucky......... 1.645 ......
aouisiana. ....... 20.015 16,840
faine... ...... 87,444 25,051
laryland.......... 143 881 114.195
lassachusetts...... 448 219 37,975
lichigan........474 335 351,482
linnesota.... ...189 399 41,191
lississippi....... .63,384 51,918
febraska...... .... 35836 33,007
few Hampshire.... 58,780 52,152
lew Jersey........ 346,155 145,217
few York......... 938,852 353 082
Torth Uarolina..... 29.817 20,610
orth Dakota...... 12.041 11,248
)hio.............. 503505 411,992
)regon ........... 40,253 32881
ennsylvania....... 412,754 305,285
thode Wland...... 206 526 63,768
outh Carolina ... 35,152 18,537
outh Dakota...... 14.576 14,111
ennessee.... ..... 37,278 33,230
exas... .. ...... 35,681 35,681
erm t......... 793 14,152
Vest Virginia......31,549 27,414
Visconsin..... 127,040 115,528
Vyoming...... ... 9,045 8,869
r:zona...... .....2,623 257
lew Mexico.......5,884 5,520
This, on the whole, is Avery discredi
able showing. In many of the states
;seems that the states charged the
.deral government immensely more
ian they paid out for the ejuipment of
Wer troops. Alabama came nearer than
ny other state to charging the exa .t
mount of her expenses and a very small
mount of Georgia's acoount was dieal
)wed. The southern states generally
how comparatively small discrepanciesa
etween what they ask and what is aI
)wed. Some states seem to havi made
normous drags at the treasury. New
ork put in a bill for $938,852 and got
353, 082, a difference of nearly $600,
00. Massachusetts was the worst grab
er in the lot, however. She paid o,
acording to the auditor's report, only
37,975 but askcd for $48,219 toreim
nra1her. Rhode Island wanted $201,5
26 for $63,768. Connecticut $175,
k8 for $22445and9Indiana, $274,639
)r$151618; other states presented bils
smh have been declare d tho be g e
exesno the aouts they expened.
labar aros.e foram only $22ar17 an
ny58 waolwdher.saetcagn he' ebill
asonl01 ndofGeor194 seofunt was el
etowedn Iht appeyask nhat the atel-e
>d. ofsome te states on thev fede
eaormust rae assd thetrauyNe
Lany Mscahusels as the nsh-Amrab
erhin the lot, howeer Once paidout,
apt.ding Go th e udto eeior, y
i7,975 that hse isd foryan821 deoto m
thae ther.oe Is oanted. 206,
in6e and no,78 onnecienjo a175,
18ttr th.5andesm Indase$274,6
>rbi S1168 e tate rsne il
hies, he joee isla ton bciey grastl
eiaexes o The ateoundsther ppeded.
:aaakd pepeworsintly claim1 an
22,58 wove acept app Gorites il
as only 3ep,118andministrationi ias
loepuld.aI happe the atnempe
dat Bil somee the reat only edra
heseey muse beilate aong the
ony adl of t~hopas-meisn
hat He wett Akent nd brought 2
The In eb licmans. anisgi
"e reenwhoornd of th whmcaic
ader. dobl l.eCadeed ao belin edir d
imrt ta Due is ad cryaedmrte's
rolyund no nein peencof th jok
easktrtan hy, notie thefee.''-io
e, the ioe en o C lee: s
"li asgh TherSated conqhers pAlls
:es poay wha o peritntl y a th
irst whoeerianpt apointments wil(
'com the ARebian pditistrablin
isth Bonan ill gve them suchnl a
opeaeya ofe Zhravehohad ino a
ater of a epulenthan a hee is
gohat. miht toi rule antr pion- ~
;ed Bryan thenbodo thirtisheds
taknasitd reeno some uncearsn
ro.iHei vaies, ho Asar ntbout o
icn the de-bloo nof eans isgeat 1
:ade again: de bilin ei
>icletiou hratnss bee maried by
imto DasHaesa andi scrvye cre a
ondticn bumnera ndee offca the }
ebskan.o whynote te folloias
"thtong daed ie doeh.Al
Agai ioda turhteJ Bryan thsec
"Ie mose whecurvy whot there isl
tke ah dropean ptriticaloodand in
ieatingtofoe oe and wilgv hmsc
eiong hono they haewold scar a
eatero thrv of a ry dea iSen th
dampion for the puoe wo stealirise
i hei who orle affisi intenry mug
erdui thes odofthrfaterls
atr raders ad helu gangoy nen
'lte bes vampes th reinty-en- an
A LUUUA AMDA.
He Dug Up Thirty Thousand Dol.
lars on His Farm.
BURIED DURING THE WAR.
Two Children Told Hlm of the
Hidden Treasure and He
Dug Until He
There is no need to go to California
bo hunt for gold. It has been unearth
.d right over in Bulloch county, Ga.
Dne man, W. W. Brannen, is no less
han $30,000 better off now than he was,
mi he found it right in the soil of Bul
och county. Mr. Brannen is a pros
perous farmer of the Laston district.
Ele has had repeated premonition that
be would one day be a rich man. He
,hanced to drop into a fortune teller's
place of business while in Savannah,
md this sage of the occult told him
that on his place in Bulloch county, at
the end of a certain old mildam, was
buried a large amount of money. Bran
men quietly went to digging around this
ld mill site, searching for the hidden
In the meantime a young married
oman living near him found that she
poessessed the powerof mesmerism. She
appened one day to get one of Bran
Den's little girls under her influeace.
While in that state of mind the little
girl said that there was on her father's
place, at a certain spot, a large pot of
!old buried. Brannen renewed his ef
orts. He was laughed at by his neigh
ors, but, to nake matters doubly sure,
his woman of mesmeric powers got an
)ther little girl from another communi
ty, who had not heard of the gold story
Lt all, and while under the spell, she,
too. told the story of the fabulous sum
f money buried at the same place. A
third girl repeated the same prophecy
that gold would be found at that par
Brannen continued his digging, and
rhursday struak a pot of ante-ballum
mold which eontained $30,000 in gold
:oin. When or by whom this treasure
was laid away nobody knows, nor does
Brannen eare, now that he has the
Laugh on his friends and neighbors. The
3ommunityis wild over the find, and now
that the prospects for crops are so poor,
the people will spend the rainy days,
when they can't plow, in digging for
raluables, hidden probably in the early
dixties to keep the Yankees from get
Destruction by Lightning.
Three persons were killed and several
ijured by lightning during the severe
Alectrical storm which passed over Indi-.
ma Thursday night. The storm did
sonsiderable damage in several places.
At Marion, the First Presbyterian
huret was struck bylightning and bad
y damaged; Rowan's saloon was struck
md partially destroyed. Five men, who
were in the saloon, were knocked sense
At Greentown trees were uprooted
M4 fruit and growing crops badly
lamaged by hail. Thres hundred win
ows were broken. Several barns were
urned. The loss in and around Green
own probably will reach $40,000.
At Roachdale, the building occupied
>y the Roschdale News was entirely
estroyed. The miachinery and fixtures
re badly damaged.
At Monticello the barn of Bert Hath
~way was struck by lightning and
lthaway, who had taken refuge- from
he storm in the building, was instant
y killed. The barn and contents, in
luding seven valuable horses, were en
irely consumed, causing a loss of $5,
Hartford City was visited by a terri
c wind and hail storm Thursday night.
if ty oil derricks were blown down and
everal buildings damaged, causing a
oss of $25,000.
Our Great VolunteerArmy.
The following is a summary of volun
sers furnished by each state to the
ederal army during the civil war; New
~ork, 445,959; Pennsylvania, 338,115;
)hio, 310,654; Illinois, 258,162; Indi
na, 194,362; Massachusetts, 146,467;
lissouri, 108.162 Wisconsin. 91,021;
lichigan, 88,111; Iowa, 75,793; New
ersey, 75,315; Kentucky, 75,275;
laine, 69,738; Connecticut, 55,755;
laryland, 46,053; New Hampshire, 33,
13; Vermont, 33,272; West Virginia,
2,003; Tennessee, 31,092; Minnesota,
4,002; Rhode Island, 23,248; Kansas,
,095: Distrnet of Columbia, 16,524;
latornia, 15,725; Delaware, 12,265;
ukansas, 8,289; New Mexico, 6,561;
'oisiana, 5,224; Uolorado, 4,903; In
ian Terrntory, 3,530; Nebraska, 3,157;
[orh Carolina, 3,150; Alabama, 2,576;
'ea, 1,965; Oregan, 1,810; Nevada,
,080; Washington territory, 964; Miss
sippi, 545. Dakota territory, 200.
Would Shoot Too Far.
The sixteen-inch gun built at the
V'atervliet gun arsenal, which has an
ntimated range of eighteen miles, is not
ite finished, and probably never will
e. A dispatch from Washington re
orts: "There is a settled conviction
i the military service that the sixteen
ich rifle will never leave the govern
ent ordnance foundry at Watervliet.
ts design has already been aupplanted
y weapons of superior pattern, and the
riginal intention of building eighteen
ke it has long been abandoned." The
rat appropriation for it was made five
ears ago, and it has cost, so far, $500,
00. One objiection to it is that it would
hoot about twice as far as it could be
The South is Solid.
Bishop Candler, of Georgia, in a re
ent letter, sums up the case very
rongly when he says the "south -is
lid for fixed principles. The south
Sthe home of conservatism. Up to
is time every effort to draw away these
sople from principles through the in
nence of power has failed. It was
enator Hoar who declared that south
en men, without yielding to the bland
ihments of wealth or patronuge, have
tways shown the ability to adhere,
ithout getting diverted or without get
ng tired, to great truths and ideas year
~ter year and generation after genera