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VOL. XVI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY
A WPEAT DISASTER.
Forty Thousand People Perished In a
ON THE ISLAND OF MARTINIQUE.
A Volcano Bursts a Mountain Asun
der. Destroying All Life on
Land and Sea. The World
The French cruiser Suchet arrived
at Pointe-aPitre. Island of Guadalupe.
French West Indies. from Fort de
France. Island of Martinique. Friday
imorninog, bringing several refugees.
She contirmed the report that the
town of St. Pierre, Martinique. was
entirely destroyed at S o'clock on
Thursday morning by a volcanic erup
tion. It issupposed that most of the
inhabitants of St. Pierre were killed.
that the neighboring parishes were
laid waste and that the residue of the
population of St. Pierre is without
food or shelter.
The British Royal Mail steamer
Esk, which arrived at St. Lucia Fri
day morning, reports having passed
St Pierre Thursday night. The stea
mer was covered with ashes, though
she was five miles distant from the
town, which was in impenetrable
darkness. A boat was sent in as near
as possible to the shore, but not a liv
ing soul was seen ashore, only flames.
The Quebec Steamship company's
steamer Roraima was seen to explode
The commander of the Suchet re
ports that at I o'clock on Thursday
the entire town of St. -Pierre was
wrapped in tiames. He endeavored to
save about 30 persons more or less
burned from the vessels in the harbor.
His ofticers went ashore in small boats
seeking for survivors, but were unable
to penetrate the town. They saw heaps
of bodies upon the wharves and it is
believed that not a single person resi
dent in St. Pierre at the moment of
the catastrophe escaped. The gover
nor of the colony -and his staff colonel
and wife were in St. Pierre and pro
bably perished. The extent of the
catastrophe cannot be imagined. The
captain of the British steamer Roddam
was very seriously injured and is now
In the hospital at St. Lucia. All of
his otficers and engineers are dead or
dying Nearly every member of the
crew is dead. Super Cargo Campbell
and ten of the crew ef the Roddani
jumped overboard at St. Pierre and
Th- British schooner Ocean Traveler
of St. John's, N. B., arrived at the
island of Dominica, British West In
dies, at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. She
reported that she was obliged to flee
from the Island of St. Viricent, B. W.
I.. during the afternoon of Wednesday.
May 7, in consequence of a heavy fall
of sand from a volcano which was
erupting there. She tried to reach the
Island of St. Lucia, B. W. I., but ad
verse currents prevented her from so
doing. The schooner arrived opposite
St. Pierre. Martinque, Thursday morn
ing, May 8. While about a mile off
the volcano (of Mont Pelee) exploded
and fire from it swept the whole town
of St. Pierre, destroying the town and
the shipping there, including the cable
repair ship Grappler of the West India
and Panama Telegraph company of
London, which was engaged in repair
ing the cable near the Guerin factory.
The Ocean Traveler while on her way
to Dominica encountered a quantity of
DETAILS OF THE DISASTER
That Destroyed the City and All of
A dispatch from Paris says the
commander of the French cruiser
Suchet telegraphed to the minister of
marine, on Thursday night at ten
o'clock, from Fort De France. Island
of Martinique, as follows:
"Iiave just returned from St. Pierre.
which has been completely destroyed
by immense mass of tire which fell on
the town at about 8 o'clock in the
morning. The entire population of
25.000 souls is supposed to have per
ished. Migve brought back the few
survivors a'bout 3C. All the shi pping
in the harbor has been destroyed by
tire. The eruption continues."
The French Colonial Minister re
ceived at 6 o'clock Friday evening two
messages from the secretary general
of the government of Martinique. .
E. G. Lehurre, sent respectively at 5
p. m. and 10.30) p. m. Thursday. The
earlier cable reported that the wires
were broken between Fort de France
and St. Pierre but it was added in
view of the reports 'that the eruption
of Mont Pelec had wiped out the town
of St. Pierre. all the boats available
at Fort de France were dispatched to
the assistance of the inhabitants of
that place. The second dispatch
contirmed the reports of the dest rue
tion of St. Pierre and its environs
and shippmng by a rain of tire and
said it was supposed that the whole
population had been annihilated with
the exception (of a few injured persons
rescued by the cruiser Suchet.
Some A mericans Pertkhed.
The following cablegram nas just
been recei ved at the stat e department:
Point a Pitre. May 9. 1902.
Secretary of State. Whashi ngton:
At o'clock a. m. on the 5th inst.
a storm of steam. mud and tire en
veloped the city andi roadlstead of St.
Pierre. destroying every house in the
city and communiity. Not more than
o0 persons escaped with their hivs.
Eighteen vessels were burned anrd
sunk with all on board, including four
American vessels and a steamer fr-om
Quebec nam<-<l P"raimra. The lnmtea
States consul and family are r-eported
among the victims. A war vessel has
come to Guadaloupe for provisions and
will leave at tive o'clock tomorrow.
A dispatch from Pointe-a-Pitre,.
Island of Guadalolpe. French West SILO KING TRAGEDY.
Indies, duted Thursday. says:
"The 31ont Pelee (St. Pierre) crater
ejected yesterday morning mlten Paul Leicester Ford, the Novelist,
rocks and ashes during thre( minutes
completely destroyed St. Pierre and the Murdered by His Brother.
districts within a four mile radius.
.\1i inhabitants were burned. A bout
c'- -h' passeng~ers fr( iii the l'ora inma of
eI.- a n. t p i WHO SHOT AND KILLED HIMSELF.
cie (lueb-e Steamship company's lineWH SHTANKILD ISEF
were saved by the French cruiser
suchet. The inhabitants of the south
ern district of the island. who were The Family a Very Rich One and
dependent on St. Pierre for provisions t
are menaced by famine." the Murder Was Caused by
A dispatch from .lamaica says: a Family Trouble About
*'The tirst intimation of a disaster i
kat Martinique) was the breaking of Money.
the cables on Tuesday. The French
cable to Martinique from Puerto Plata. Paul Leicester Ford. the novelist,
was broken Wediesday. Cable coIn- was shot and killed Thursday by his
munication with all the nort hern is- rs by wrI
lands is stopped. The survivors of the b
lritish steamer bitddam describes the and athlete, who immediately sent a
scene at Pierre as being 'glimpses of bullec into his breast, dying instant
hell.' beggaring description. The lv. The shooting occurred at 10.20 a.
Roddam's men were killed chielly by m n the handsome new mansion
mnoiteu lava. The Rloraima was I
wrecked in a terrible upheaval of the which Paul Leicester Ford had built
land and sea. The whole crew per- at 37 ILzst 77th street. in the city of
ished. Two ships were lost with all New Yolk. and had occupied for
on board in an attempt to approach about a year.
Martinique." A tA te time of the shooting there
MAJOR GARDNER'S CHARGES. were in the house besides the two
brothers~. M rs. Paul Leicester Ford.
Some ot' the Attrocities Committed t
Ssecretary. aud the servants. The
by Our Soldiers. n w at his desk i e
corner of his library, a large, attrac
When the Philippine committee tively appointed room at the back of
met Thursday. Senator Lodge pre- tme house on the second floor. It is
Cha"e supposed lie was busily engpaged at!
sented a cablegram from Gen. Cthaffee l
giving the charges and specifict.tion of her desk in another corner of the room
Maj. Gardner relative to Tayabas pro- about 30 feet from Mr. Ford. Mrs.
vince. These consisted of allegations Paul Leicester Ford was in her own
thattrops ad urne buldig, ll-rooma at the front of the house on the
that tops had burned building ill- floor.
treatment of natives by Libut. George rotalcom W. Ford called, as he often
deG'Ir. Catlin and rape of five women by had done and went to his brother at
soldiers. The cablegram is dated his desk. Words were exchanged in a
May 4. and is as follows: tone so low that Miss hail could not
aj. Cornelious Gardner's first c let- hear what was said, though she says
ter contained no specifications - on that possibly she might have distin
which I couldact. From his second gtished the words if she had been pay
letter, however, in order to comply ing any attention to this particular
with the present instructions 1 sub- meeting of the brothers. Suddenly
mit in the form of charges the follow- there was a revolver shot and Miss
ing data which are as complete as Hall. jumping up. darted from the
possible under the conditions in room. Then, according to the state
which 1 am at present situated: ments of the police, Miss Hall said t
Charge--The troops that suceeded herself that she byiust act more brve
the volunteers did not keep up the ly and reenter the library.
scouting and patrolling system. MeanwhileMalcolm Ford had called
Specification -That the troops sta- her. As she turned towards him, e
tio d in the central towns of Taya- placed his revolver to his heart: tired
bas, to wit: In Lueban Tayabas, and fell, dying instantly. When Miss
Lucena and Saviao, did in the spring Hall turned to look at Paul he was
of 1901 for about itree month fail to still standing at his desk, but rapid
scout or patrol the country except as ly losing strength. She helped him to
escort to waton trains on the main a sofa and then ran next door for Paul
road. IFord's physician, Dr. Emanuel Ba
Charge-Burning of barrios or vil- ruch. In less than five minutes Dr.
lages. Baruch arrived and the dying man.
Specification-That troops during still conscious, was carried up to a
the fall of 1901 burned a number of room beside his wife'sand placed on his
barrios belonging to Dolores and ad- bed. Hie spoke to his wlfe. and asked
jacent towns. the doctor for his opinio n, showing
Torturing natives, that he expected death and was go
Specification 1-That United States ing to meet it calmly and bravely. A
troops coming from San Pablo in or few moments later, about 20 minues
near the town of Dolores tortured a after he was shot, r. Ford died.
native by the water cure. This dur- The bullet which kiied Paul Leices
ing the sum er of 1901. ter Ford just grazed e top of his
sctification 2-That theommand- heart and passed througth a large ar
inescr of agitranoc thurinetracndgfomi.Teblt
anaiveboywh done. sandmentcuac to aimbror it
Specficaion -Tha trops cmin mdesk. wodscwre ecange n loe
fromLvcne r aba onsevralthne onewhich isll his l brotr
occaion toturd ntivsbloningIneact ht wous sid, thoughse says
to he uebo o Pabilo. hisdur detihed Just worsiht hdispoitin ofy
ing he ummr ad fil f101. malcolm' ody was madtes immdiae-l
Chage-ars tratmnt f n- l tertheashreolver coudhot nd as
tivescerain, uing ppdars from the
tioed t andlaraootd astre nteroom. laThere according ton ah rugte
thattownabou th monh ofNov m no the plibrro oee, ossialy sadfo
ber.1901seerelf thou's soet athoe ebrite
Speciicaton 2-hat detahmen aen ine the s.Inractt. mr
citze ofDoore apon. flis bou! herossh unerdni aotwardsp hi.,
the onthof Sptemer. 901.acd hiro ve to thi heart; 4:2 ired
anaiveofCndeariaforiblytak nd well, 10:inga in.,tandy. p ihn..1s
fora salloxosptalandaftrwadHall red so rapidl tat Paul one in ash
burned by orderoftilhestanding at hosrelzd it.Mc desk bth taime
riyatha th sad ntiv wa nolwa locuingdstrnt.yShe tohelphonet
remueratd. Tis i Canelarai to tefa dtheno rsex Paul Leicsaul
Jul.a0. Ford'phca, Edr r1 . dEmanueoolyna
Charge-iuniong -ha Friso Liut wuh wnes theanrs pent miute af
Gege eGBaCatin didrsrikeawithteretheihysician
ispeficativofTha or failing Mr.l Kosider refscred to tok' a
the tae of their hatne ta himbe and room statde is read led shotngi
forciosblogit thrat colores andaiv ecep He spoe meorhswfand wsked
toadeal townstedco for hm Thsaotwsgvnothis police.in thoing
Septmber, nativ. wsi that xctie d'eh the wshot
Specification 5-That Unirteu te ing couldeet 0it) calm'yised bravey.A
trgep comig fromin aloua i o fewromet ather, aout mke mitnupes
eeari the guardo ore fortree atr that alsolmr Ford caled.t e
daanative witoutfoohe watercr.Thsdr mone frome hihbrothe d mel eings
ig abou septemre, 1901. th Frdejusal shote h top ofrhis
Specification 2-That rt command-a theat the muder wasug a rel ar
Gege tieG.o Cagiamansrie rngtve temryaryceng aeromion The thlet
inutmer fc 19o1 faltreov tertue which ofle Malcolm F~ordu was neredu
at tatv post. wIth the sad tatccura ofnamfrit e
Specification 7-That atosoin maen th two bcroters, and nconwe
from. Thisn aout Noveber, 1901.rat theth oe thich iller have brther.
Scifiontdhate celoging dI-en fact itime ond brterly trmos.n
torth eblon toa tpablo' cavlrystau- deTical.lJust enmitydisposition of
ivgte sume and thal ton by901. alot' by at thate imeiate-o
ThsiChareHarsh ofreanuart or nab- lyarthe shotinerte acolm.otb and
Speci.icati. thatthihati monnhebathr'npar
fact roma detachment masodier taet- eoe isl oanaheia
tate toabu the ofmont reolecton.em- r
Spcfiainh-Tatad tchentIPlc ap.I~onsadTuis
oftop tkawaye f~krom aihttptealce.foruhdlo
the mothru of tebeath of19 ea01.fail
ol onatve ga of Cne Ari torilntak e st ioigieieoe
bured by.wa rresfte suredonsa at~ n.te akn i w ie
Sargeda th the saidc (atve boy. not r acl 1od c
reuawthd This companonslarc pin 'w.'ca eepie
piinto ateeonwe 4Tad Fviiieteefnnil.iar a' enpeii
him toemain unheirht the himti snd reevdmaidlasitne imh
forcibother.tIttirea'ts medpehat nativi
to dae causd frhThis det.bchoutd
Spiediiconuions l-Tat Fsuay Lieut. oexesvetahsbtte
ares of tive witout claim orhater. l ecse Fr a :7v
seiatemenbfr -h(lath hir Liu't. nvls o uhmit.'.1ac
tGeorgaedG Cahis arrestrik na ives i asmrid1)Oi ei
ithfafo faialg to remov th i Ot is('c Kde.duhe
I' vi t *11 5~i. ia te ae o ~edI with ah sotil (of thm'~ etrd thatr
has i~tbe adnuttedto hi s~ th bodyt oolay whor itel 1n 'a rug :in
in )nv'r i c s I ' atherofthi them letbrary fort some possily for
se~ chldrn. ~ocndig I t'een severl hurs so grbtw eat is chlde eitte
ot " is hlt ll avediitm men ta n ouse Malol fact the mur
from h~~~ ~~er and suicidenwer not kn ( l-nirtd )'te~i r orwast
dress of on of them.e mebed t M of the Paes et'om e n
Grolier clubs. the Century association
and Sons of the Revolution.
Malcolm W. Ford was born in
lirooklyn Feb. 7. 1S62. le was edu
cated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic i Senators Carmack ad Do'?iver Com
stitute. le took up athletics while
at school and for a number of years pliment Each Other
won championships in this country
and Canada and in the hundred yard
run, two twenty yard hurdles, run- AM THN LAUGH ABOUT IT.
ning broad and running high jumps.
ie was the all around amateur champ
ion for half a dozen years. Ie was so The Two Senators Mixed on the
passionately fond of athletics that he
is said to have neglected everything Philippine Bill, Which is 'ow
else to devote time to running and
jumping. le married a daughter of,
Robert Graves, a wall paper manufac- Senate.
turer. but they were divorced. le
was a member of the Lawyers oClub.
Discussion of the Philippine bill in
A I the senate, while it scarcely abated in
The Italeihb W. V.,. Register, saysI
The ralih WI .a. eitr ays bitterness, took on an amiusing phase:
a 'inny thing happened over at Green T n
Sulphur a few days- ago. A yonnM
man was courting in that vicinity and
kissed his girl. when she blushed aid natured, and yet such a saras
pretended to be offended and threaten- r
ed to tell her father and rushed out tni
the back porch where the old man
was oiling his gun. By the time she thronged galleries were convulsed with
reached her father, her angerhad cool- laughter. While seemingly consider
ed and to account to her father for able temper was aroused by the CC
her sudden appearance said, "Pa, Mr. bate. good feeling was shown by the
Kissum wants to see your gun." Tak- active participants in Ilie war (.1
ing up the gun the man went to the words-Mr. Dolliver and Mr. Car
parlor door, and the young fellow see- mack-who cordially shook hands and
ing him with the gun thought he was laughed over the encounter.
oing to be shot and jumped through Mr. Burton of Kansas concluded the
the window and tied. The old man speech which he began Thursday. lie
thinking he had gone insane went referred,as instances of astrecious ci ii
through the window after him. le elty, to the battle of Wounded Knee.
never stopped running until lie thought to the Mountain Meadow massacreaudI
he was safe from the old man's wrath, to the massacre of Union soldiers at
who returned to the house where his Fort Pillow and contended that the
daughter explained. It took a twenty action of the American troops in the
patre letter for the girl to explain the Philippines was, in most instances.
situation, and now things are running entirely within the regulations of
smoothly again. civilized warfare. Continuing, Mr.
Her:e Most and the Law. Burton referred to the remarkable
herrMos, th Ne Yok anrchst.speech deli vered in the senate Wednes
Ilerr MNost, the New York anarchist.
was sent to jail for one year in New day by Mr. Tillman of South Carolina.
was snt tojaille paid a tribute to the work being
York Monday. Most had been found d b
guilty of circulating incendiary lit- coed race asggtd th
erature some time ago and sentenced, the colored people would follow his
but his lawyer appealed the case. advice theywould be successful.
Pending a decision, Most was out on
bail and spent his time circulating
more literature of the same kind. The Mr. Carmack of Tennessee replying
case was decided against Most and he to Mr. Burton, made a bitter denuncia
was informed Sunday that he would tion of Gen. Funston. le, said he did
be arrested that night. The anarchists not question his physical courage buta
of New York gave him a rousing send few acts of dare deviltry in the Philip
off, and the police had great ditticulty pines did not make a hero. When
in getting Most out of the hall. The Funston had stated that Auguinaldo
New York papers state that Most and had buried.300 people alive at one time,
his associates have been going amongst said Mr. Carmack, he told a deliberate
the newly arrived foreigners of the and premeditated lie.
city and exciting great sympathy for The sudden waking up of Republi
themselves by posing as martyrs, op- cans, hesaid, was for the deliberate I
pressed by the government, and, as a purpose of reviving sectional hate in 1
consequence, have gained many con- order to divert this debate and the at
verts, who will in the future give the tention of the people from the atroci
police much trouble. ties which have been permitted in the
Says It Is True. Philippines.
Mr. Adam Loskoskie, an Anderson i suppose it is in obedience to in
boy who has been serving in Uncle structions from the White House,"
Sam's army in the Philippines, has said he, "that the effort is being made 1
been spending a week or so with rela- t reopen the wounds of the country
tives in and near that city. Mr. that have been healed."
Loskoskie fully corroborates the stories Facing the Republican side, and 1
that have been printed in the news- speaking with evident emontion, Mr.
papers about the cruelties practiced Carmacksaid: 'Ishallbeready to
upon the natives by the American meet every slanderer of the South and
troops. Some of the atrocities the every defamer of its honor, whether
soldiers have been guilty of are, he the assailant comes from some part
ays, almost beyond believing. He o h onr eodtebreso
saw the noted "water cure" ad- tesuho hte tb oerce
inistered numbers of times, and on ataddgnrt o h a
ne occasion he saw a batch of 15 na- poe rio otewm n o
tives taken out and harnged becausesoofhsmte.
hey would not give certain informa- M.Craksirfrigt h
tion regarding the insurgents which cagso ycigeci h
hey were supposed to possess. Hesot:" ucanthlusbde
said that the orders given by thenuito.Tebsthgyoca 1
ficers were often very distasteful todoitokeyurm thstanlt
the enlisted men in carrying out these u ln.
crultes.an tat hee aimuh terne s Ik nanauinE. as
disatifatio.Thursdar.ack decred thatc Mr.
Burne a ole ar.Dollier was dIsonoringade Amercano
Citzenof atuda sas: hil th fntd orde which loke arstic the
tir whchstate onMa~ 101 an mrdnen of menCandckifdenSuch
devatatd te cty as ndeco trol oreso eatrs an bculants inha
witin eve horsyetit as eenordroed noteie be cnsvised by tny
buringforthepas :3 dys..1.H. aodygytr the weemingl orsder-c
ooerWilia Baer nda Tmesseaeteprs a the "devilsed iythdee
theruis o te Od Mhakbock "os--tr. Doelivr tikask Mr. 1r
and wth a hoveldug ff thtophfedpo ver th sucountrae. eils
thepilofbroenbrikadmrta. mrutni pope Kandei' conlued rule
Thre r ou' ncesfrm heto ptefte senat ebgnTurdy"~ 1
plac wa war an smke ws sen efe"rredo inotstaid Mr. astracse.
come fom th holedug.eiggin "an Iwthdbawttpe iondd e.
tle eepr, ed oal wee fund he miuti shoudnotwb asaced and1
an~ sonasthebrez fnnd to h c m assacdre' ofUinsodesa
r~o ited nda srea or wterwa F"brne peleo ad cothendtaed lihadh
turnedon.on nofthn Ameica utroops in whe
Horribl Phlpepleine colaso, ie s ishn-s
~or mn wrekiledtw faall oedtre wihole Amei rguaton" o
injurd andtwo oher ercivburnd zMr wrare in otire i g Mr..r
metl rcenly n te Pnnslvaia rit Mef er in takin orerable
Stel ork a Stelon.Pa Al o Phlpecdier isn the prvenatetres
theme wre tran.dheme of s Munr.eilman ofSuhCaoia
wer a wrkinthepibhid he paIaErbute PUothe wrkben
'choker" ~he theiro oe dbnee Mr. CBrookeplasidgthat forthe
ove th funae brne ot adte colore prpoe a suggetedfthatneif
entrepitwa tune ino pol f ltasimlati on:" the urpefl th
ire Th pitbos I~ket. gae a rbia Car arty ow enese maevlint
cryofwarin a th orcomrec o dissimilton" maeagiterdnna
to w ntothepit nd hre ofthe onr o Ger a Fustn. Heioa fromd:
labrer esap~ ata ijur. nTe t qepohis wpapercalpour.g bua
othrs hiningevdenly hattiew nac's ofcdare spechtr on the Philip
:rgins th sie f te pt. n pinr e rs todis ncumakea her. Whenli
Funto read ted hihyaAuginard
A NarowEscpe ontDea h adt setrs 300 peope alove and olee
Ed Brnet. a oungman f Maon.i the gariemaughetd ardelibeate i
li ws eain oitofth scod toy TheLsuddn waigupTofLepuli.
windw o a tor whn Ie lst isan replyaid, was fortadhe heaed
II i bod ma~e ahalftur i puhroe of ''tossing sectional whte
(lecen an h st'u upn is 'igmtredoutablier thisgdebtan slug e frt
shouder ontheawuiigove th dor'- ioa ofite peole o theat rc is a
way an bouned lietide s whigch was e otwityhi etuesi te
complete ~~~~~hisippicene."sith Tense
he oud s iik upn ishea a struom ns lefyromuth.'' teHus,
esaid that the espabeig fm
To he ditr o Te Sate h (tope the Phiippnds (ofthecountr li
Thisoeartmnt s i recipt(ifahge thaenr healer i pec
numer nquris i rear tofams ausingdmu'ei the p hlipnesi andt
in he tat sitale r etlers. snpeakine wth eode emontion.ir. I
SanLoi l'tos. wo wnt escip- tevr scoundrerfthe oudrthed
tios tt ocaios. nfmaionwil bter. deaer gla itsaor thatthe
he tdy gventi hos wh wil th' aseato iant cowes from sonlypant
ful;'..JmesG. ibc. (ofe thautr boyod scoundrders of
StateLand g ant anId dnotate saor from Ioa
Colmba.S.C. Ma 7 1i0. o rdr, sl M r. Carmackreern "If lie
had been anv other senator on that Ti WEAT ER AND CROPS.
iide I would have done so. I did not
call him to order, because I knew that
to require him to speak the language Cotton Nearly All Planted and Rain
.)f decency and courtesy in debate
would have been to condemn him to Needed.
ibsolute silence for the rest of his
Life." The weekly bulletin of the condition
A CALL TO ORDER. of the weather and the crops was is
"I call the senator from Tennessee sued last week by Director Bauer of
to rde."sggetedMr.IlorofMasa-the South Carolina section of the cli
to order. "suggested Mr. Hloar of M~assa
. I "L..mate and crop service of the United
:husetts. "and I desire a ruling from
the chair on my point of order."
"The language." said the chair. greerte eeed 2oday
"was clearly out of order. But the
senator has taken his seatis about 6
"I do not." interpossed Mr. Dolliver. dees pd a bo nore t
'regard the language of sulicient im- week ha a mxu of 9 degeeua
portance to pay any attention to." Gillisonvie on ther , a inimum
"That settleE it." said Mr. Carinack. o 9 ere at peraw, Liberty,
"if the senator from Iowa thinks it of ngshe nd wprtu on arl
io importance it cannot be. However
Mlr. President, since the chair rules wr the su aerage abov
,hat my language is out of order I n
,vill Avithdraw it. Thunder storms occurred on April
With this statement the exchange 30th, May 1st and 3d, in all portions
>f personalities between the senators
rom Tenn~essee and Iowa ceased. Al-oftetaebuthyaidtospl
most im iay Mr. caedc ros the whole State with sufficient mois
from his seat and w alked rose ture, as some points had no rain and
Dlliverauid shook hands with him cor- many h to ot to nbe om
lially. After chatting a minute orthelatterat Che
two in evident good feelilr, the raw. with an average of 0.56 for the
rennesse'e senator steppe(d down to the
-lesk of M1r. Hoarand shook hands State. The drought in the eastern
is cordially wit the venerablesenatorcounties was roken at a imber of
rord'iNallyhset Tith the nrbesnar scattered localities, but not generally
from Massachusetts. Thns the sharp sop n vralreae thsbcm
lebate between senators was ended in
perfect good humor. quite serious, and a menace to young
crops. Hail and high winds accm
Mr. Dominick Exonerated. panied the thunder storms at many
The joint legislativecommittee in ses- points, but, as crops are small, the
ion Wednesday afternoon to investi- damage was light.
ate the charges made against Repre- The weather was extremely favor
entative Dominick', after a lengthy able for prosecuting farm work, which
ession. exonerated Mr. Dominick. advanced rapidly, and, were it rot for
everal witnesses were examined. but the lack of moisture in places that
othing of a sensational character renders stiff soils too hard to culti
Nas developed and at six o'clock the vate, the conditions could rot very
ommittee went into executive ses- well be bettered. Fiel a wer
ion. At 8.30 they came out, but pared, well cultivated and clean; -
vould not make public the text of mination has been fairly satisfactory;
Ahis report, but it was ascertained stands are generally full; growth has
hiat all members of the conference been rapid recently, and the only un
iommittee will be exonerated. The toward condition is the need of a gen
-ommittee it is understood will hold eral rin, and this need is not urgent
hat the testimony shows that the except in spots that, however, repre
ctions of Mr. Dominick in attempt- sent large areas in the aggregate.
ng to amend the bill in the way he Upland corn has about all been
lid was open and not accompanied by planted, and on many bottoms the
nisrepresentation of facts. As to the work is finished. Stands are fairly
omplaint that he tried to insert for- good, but have been injured by worms
ign matter, it is said that the at- and birds, making some. replanting
empt was made openly and he sup- necessary. Corn has quite generally
)orted the proposition upon the floor received its first working and in many
if the house at length in a speech. places has been cultivated the second
Che report will attach no blame to time.
is actions except insofar as the com- Cotton is nearly all planted, with
nittee does not approve of such legis- some still to plant in all sections. It
ation though it has been indulged in is coming up to fair stands, and as
>efore. yet has required little or no replanting,
Aalthough rain is needed to bring up
A Novl Padon.recent plantings. Some fields have
Gov. Jefferson Davis of Arkansas been cultivated. Chopping out has be
)ardoned Thompson. a negro. on con- gun and will be general next week.
lition that Thompson go to Massa- Sea island cotton pianting is nearly
husetts within the next 30 days with finished, and, where showers occured,
he intention of becoming a citizen of is coming up nicely.
.hat State. Thompson was convicted Tobacco has about all been trans
n Prairie county of assault with in- planted, and with few scattered ex
ent to kill and sentenced to three ceptions good stands have been se
'cars in the penitentiary. The gov- cured, and the crop is doing excellent
ruor makes the following endorsement ly. The acreage, has been increased
n the application for pardon: "Hay- over last year.
ng just returned from the north and Rice is doing as well as can be ex
aving heard many expressions by the pected and is coming up to good stands,
itizens of Massachusetts for what whil plaing is nt yet finished.
hey were pleased to call the poor op-Weti rwn wl n npae
ressed negro of the south and desir- i ednbtoigt hnsad
ng that they shall have an opportu-an wntocpiurisaths
ity to reform a certain portion of the ciia ie h rpwl o e
egro population of our State. There-fulargeo.Otsanerm
ore, I, Jefferson Davis, governor ofveypotoxeeeyrmingth
he State of Arkansas by virture oflatrgnalyweeecthav
he constitution and authority vestedranhvefln.Iisednge
n me by the constitution and the eallwi lcs n ntevcn
aws of Arkansas do grant unto An- iyo hretnhretn a e
Irew Thompson, a negro, a full and gn
ree pardon on condition that he be- Pecsardopignplebu
ome within the next 30 days a citizentreaehavllod.Apesa'
A Regrettable "Accident." resaudn.Tckhim tsvy
The War Department Wednedayhev.Ptobusaenmrsad
vening received the following cable-detuiv gnralbtrees
~ran from Manila:trulsm thnlsyerite -
djutant General, Washington. cityo Chreon
Gen. George W. D~avis reports EvoiinDrn h ot rMy
aturday afternoon, May 3, prisoners ThSotenRiraheAa
hat had been disarmed sitting ontiCosLneadhePntStm
pen hill top and surrounded by stronghaerandtoctiuteslef
~uard, at a concentrated signal sprangthcea
o their feet and rushed down the Tedytcest h x
ill. Several endeavored to sieze riflespoionasoldungtem thf
rom guard, and one succeeded while Arl neeyTedyadTus
oldiers wa~s drinking from canteen.daduigtemnhoMy.Ts
irection of the flight such as to bringwl nbea~wo aentytvst
hem to the rear of thre company sodteEpsiint osodrn t
hat tiring upo3n the Moros would entoagi-tk avatgeo
langer our men. Guard and one telwrt feea aywl n
ompany opened fire without orders
illng 315. Nine were recaptured andobdld.Thrasenaget
he others escaped. Regret this ac-da adtiuhteclmso h
-ident as it was desired to release thepaesirgrdtth Exoton
risoners,.xep few of the leadersan itmny trciv feues
md encourage the return of others toaloteiryigrdorvrokd
eaceful labors. Chaffee. byalcrepnntnd roay
Kiied by Fruit Gases. frmtefcthtislaioisuh
aot th watherat generop wattnin
Of fur ew rk onsoreen heereceth adein tio n e Gras Gar
vhowen ito heLucnia oldtodenote d S.o Aricultura thepnited
~e ut er arg of rui I~nie mette wehih consist of forlowrso
)i~ren as irs. Wen he atc grund andmperoated avseraed of the
vastakn ol a eormus ushof gas eampmentgo the ee aenine Corps.
rom ecaed fuitswep ovrt egvrye farer day abvsits mahe EThei
en.andthre ofthe reteatdinisoulvii this Garen. iimum
houingfo O~in t folo. N r- aeLoghoe fond gprowinbg o nt dpi
pone ws rceved an theenrin fret speis re cropsoouitable
unnyacksdiped i waer w~e in whet rwee, adbatrly heay kinds
iverther hadsandthe weerwarm.e sed fThe dinshint average crops
~r ino te hld.The ha hadlyrefrrde stormsv beengatred o m pi
'eacedhe owdck hena cr f 30tfica Eypt, Ch 3in Ieandl otn
~elpcainti. Th chan ws hoste thend Engan. utralia, fad toauppy
igan ad wo f te oul-berecues ther whountie wth suepieientamie
ere rougt upin afaininguonei of sme gritra Deartn t inn
:ion (Yrie. wo ha l)C1ove any chag do toolte aren is of practia
ninuteamon the eadlyfumes farme.2 nchesiv the vstter ulhe
ie wthut ecveingcoscouses. nfra ihon regardigeach 0.56 evrth
Ifl~U~tral Eucaton. spaeie ofThe cropght itn he aier
~fthestte astherigt o tx'counes wns eroen he only be oe
hepeole o eucae te cilden f scvatte Eositin, lt him e-l
thestae.~say Prsidnt . E Va-qully sertutse ndag cropse to an
rerofth Mlle shol,.tenitsueritofsuhi and he g a indo s andom
whih ~illgiv th stte he estre- edo the triund storm t tmeany
~ult. I shold ducae or chldr n tsy thin aes cropsn from sarm.th
notawy fomit Threisnoven- ncraily, aner it. t o
ing he acttha ourpreentsch has lackr ofle m adtue inhplacesothat
ticedcatontens o dawoum cil-sttendrstif rearing the dath tof cult
~irn aayfro inusria pusutS.mae Sampson:iin couldgr t veryc
oud b toenale urhilrento ell ypte ited hies areily. Nore
com god.usul hnes. oya ti-ha ard e cutvte on unkin; wor
~.en ad eoiP hem or ife-o ikabotio hm. Oen facoun ofatisaty
thatlie beore hemstads arequesterally friend grnt as
menc rpdtpety the ly ton
Rear dmirl amson ied tow paedndionihtene of Crist
resiencein Wshinton nexsd epta Coine servic that howver, andpre
of lastooekhav aee nuredbest orm
TRUTH OF HISTORY.
Senator Vest, of Missouri, Speaks for
HE DENIES A FAMMIIAR STORY
About the Hampton Roads Confer
ence. Which Was Quoted by
Senator B. R. Tillman
of this State.
In the United States Senate on
Tbursday Senator Vest called atten
tion to the statemekt of Senator Till
man made Wednesday, which he said
he was compelled to take notice of in
justice both to the living and the dead.
That statement, which had been
found in the public press and upcn the
lecture- platform fo.r the last three
years, was that at the historic con
ference in Hampton Roads in 1864 be
tween President Lincoln, Wm. H.
Seward, secretary of state; Alexander
H. Stevens, vice president of the Con
federate States: R. M. T. Hunter, for
mer United States senator, and John
A. Campbell, formerly justice of the
United States supreme court: Presi
dent Lincoln wrote upon a piece of
paper "save the union," then handing
it to Stephens, said, Alex., take this
paper and fill up for yourselves the
conditions of peace between the two
Mr. Vest said the story had been de
nied by John H. Reagan of Texas, who
was the last surviving member of the
Confederate cabinet. He knew per
sonally, said Mr. Vest, without hav
ing been present at that combined in
terview that the incident was without
the slightest foundation. "If true,"
said he, "it would place the govern
ment and officers of the Confederate
States in the category of criminals, be
cause it offered the Confederacy all
that it ever demanded in the wildest
hope of the most extreme partisans of
that cause if they would only return
to the union."
"I AM THE ONLY SURVIVOE."
A deep silence had fallen upon the
chamber and every member on the
floor listened to him with rapt atten
tion. With great deliberateness he.
continued: "If true, it would mean
that the Confederates could have
placed on that sheet of paper the -per
petual establishment of slavery and
the right of secession, the most ex
treme demand that had ever taken
locally even in the dreams'of any Con
federate." From the lips of Stephens
and Hunter had come to him, he said,
the details of what took place. Upon
the return of the commissioners of
the, Confederacy he heard thejr official
report as Mr. Reagan heard it, he bo
ing a member of the cabinet and him
self a member of the Confederate sen
ate. "I am today the only surviving
member of the 26 gentlemen who acted
as Confederate senators," he said.
WHAT LINCOLN SAID.
Mr. Vestithen stated that what did
happen at Hampton Roads beyond
question was this: That when the
president and ,Secretary Seward met
the commissioners of the Confederacy,
Mr. Lincoln, addressinghimself to Mr.
Hunter, whom he know well, said
"In the first place, gentlemen, I desire
to know whether your powers and In
structions from the Richmond govern- -
ment," avoiding, said Mr. Vest, as
Mr. Hunter told him himself, the
words "Confederate States."
Mr. Hunter, to whom the inquiry
was addressed, said: "Mr. President,
we are instructed to consider no propo
sition that does not involve the inde
pendence of the Confederate States of
America." "Then," said Mr. Lincoln,
"the interview may as well terminate
now, for I must say to you gentlemen,
frankly and honestly, that nothing
will be accepted from the government
at Richmond except absolute and un
Mr. Vest then said that this ter
minated the interview and as the Con
federate commissioners retired, Presi
dent Lincoln, addressing Stephens,
who was the last to go out, said:
"Stephens, you are making a great
mistake. Your government is a failure
and when the crash comes, as it soon
must come, there will be chaos and
disaster which we cannot now foresee.
which must come to your people."
"This account of that interview,"
continued Mr. Vest, "substantially
and almost word for word as I have
given it came to me from Mr. Stephens
and Mr. Hunter."
THlE TRUTH OF HISTORY.
Mr. Vest said that he considered it
his duty to make this statement in
order that the men who were said to
have refused this offer at the hands of
President Lincoln, should not be made
to sin in their graves, adding, "for if
they had refused what was said to
have been tendered to them by the
president they would have been acces
sories to the murder of every man who
fell from that time in defense of the
Confederate cause, and they should
have given the lie to the intentions
which they professed when they risk
ed everything, everything that is held
dear amongst men in defense of the
A SOLEMN DENLtL.
While the deep silence still reigned
in the chamber as he spoke and with
every eye directed towards him, Mr.
Vest concluded as follows: "It may
be but a very short time till I shall
join the :2> colleagues I had in the
Confederate senate, and I did not want
this statement to go into the record of
this country without my statement of
these facts and my solemn denial that
there is no shadow of truthr in this as
sertion which has been going the
runds of the newspapers of the coun
try for the last few years."
A Hard-Hearted Husband.
Mrs. Carl Wiessner, of Hoboken, N.
J., some days ago applied for a war
rant for the arrest of her husband on
the charge of non-support, it being
special in her complaint that whereas
the aforesaid Carl was the recipient
of the munificent weekly stipend of
88, yet he stubbornly refused to
purchase a $4.98 bonnet for his wife,
thereby forcing this worthy person to
spnda wretc-hed Easter.