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VOL-. XVI MANNING, S. C., WE1)NESI)AY. JULY 2, 1902 NO.48
Evans and Latimer Relieve the Mo
notony at Marion.
EVANS DRAWS DOCUMENT.
Accusing Latlimer .oF i'ctilfnce
Pictures and Tradina in '1e
Passes. Latme I -
claret Them False.
Special corresponuent cif the Sate
writing fron Marion F"rid:i says the
senatorial campaign meet ilg bid fair
at one time to prove as humdrum and
featureless as all its predecessors. but
at the last moment an incident cc.
curred between Messrs. Latimer and
Evans that. promises to charge the
whole feature of the campaign. At
10.30 l'is morning about :l~>0 people,
including many ladies. assembled in
the opera house to hear the speakers.
Mr. C. A. Woods, county chairman.
first introduced Congressman Scar-1
borough. who thanked his constituents
for the confidence reposed in him and
promised that as he will be returned
to congress without opposition that it
will be a greater incentive for him to
endeavor to accomplish more for his
State and district than in the past.
He said that he was in receipt of a
telegram calling him to Washington
to vote on the Philippine bill Monday,
and therefore could not attend the
meetings either at Conway or Kings
tree. After a brief recess the senato
rial candidates were introduced as fol
lows: Messrs. Elliott, Hemphill. Evans
The speeches of the first five were
identically the same as have often been
repeated within the past two weeks:
even the "jokes" had become stale, 1
with a two weeks growth of whiskers
upon them. The crowd was patient
and knew intutively that imperialism
would be followed by ship subsidy and
next come the trusts and tariff reform,
with the never failing, never ending 1
blowing of the personal horn until
time was called by the chairman.
While Mr. Evans was spreading him
.self on his favorite theme. "tariff re
form," a countryman who had come to i
town strolled sown by the opera house c
and stood in the street watching what f
he took to be a "protracted meeting,"
and passed on, thinking that if he
came up it would be about the time to
pass around the hat. Mr. Evans re- I
peated the story explaining why he
.entered the last campaign against .i
McLaurin and also retold about <
going to Washington previous to the
opening meeting at Sumter to con
sult with certain congressmen as to
- who was best qualified to enter the 1
race and expose McLaurin's Republi
canism. When Mr. Latimer's turn
came, and he was the last speaker. he
first told of his record and said let
one man put his finger on one single
act of his that did not reete redit on I
his State. (Mr. Evans was seen to pull
a long newspaper clipping from his1
pocket.) Mr. Latimer said that Mr.
Hlemphill had claimed that he (H emp-<
hill) had led the fight against thei
"force, bill'' w*hen liemphill was in
congress, but he (Latimer) had lookedi
up the record and found that the fight1
was led by McMillan, although Hemp
hill had made a speech against the
passage of the measure. lie repeated]
his goat story and applied it to Mr.I
Hemphill, illustrative of how he had
left the State when defeated for con
gress. Mr. Hlemphill wanted to reply,
but as Mr. Evans was drawn prom
inently into the squabble soon after
ward, Mr. Hemphill let the matter
drop for today.
Mr. Latimer went on and said you
may talk about the tariff until dooms
.day, but the Republicans made the
:law and Democrats could not modify
~or repeal it so long as they were in
power. We need more business men
in congress-not theoretical men who
ican do something else beside make
flowery speeches. After speaking on
;this line for a few minutes he turned
*to Mr. Evans and said Mr. Evans did
come to Washington and suggested
that he (Latimer) enter the race
Mr. Evans-"You suggested it, but
I did not want you." and then Evans
added: "Youinvited anyone to raise
their finger and point to any public
act or acts of yours that were not a
.credit to your State."
Here is something that Dr. J. Win.
Stokes, . whom we all know to have
been as honorable, brave and truthful
:a man as ever lived and was at that
time a member of congress from the
:seventh district, wrote about you and
had published in the Yorkville En
Mr. Latimer-I know every word in
it and 1 will tell you, fellow-citizens.
:all about it.
Mr. Evans-Fellow-citizens, here is
the proof that Latimer peddled pic
tures in the house. Had his farm
stocked with seed by the government
and rode on, and distributed, free
passes over railroads to his friends.
The confusion by this time was so
great that it was hard to understand
distinctly what was said: the volcano
which had been smouldering for weeks
was now sending out red hut campaign
rocks, gas and slimy black mud.
Mr.Latimer turned to the crowd and
said that Mr. Wilson, secretary of
agriculture, had come down to .Ielton,
wanting to make experiments and that
he had furnished the government the
land, guano and labor free ->f charge
.and never had been reimbursed by the
When Bryan spoke at Due West he
had asked the railroad to furnish them
a train and they did so and came down'
and invited all whocared to come with
them-Tillman and Norton being~ in
the crowd. They wvent on to Cuba.
On another occasion (last winter' he
.and a party came down to Charlestvn
to the exposition bringing wi1th them
Mr. Littletield who was so pleased
with what lie saw in the south that he
went back to Washington and inade~ a
speech against the Crumpacker force:
bill after having previousiy advocated
it. ne had noted that. Mr. Evans;
had often spoken about beigng hound
*ad dnwn,- in the MleTmirin campigrn
Ind he had heard that Evans has
aid tha: he would put plasters all
)ver him in this campaign, and added
,igniticantly. that there are other
places besides the rostrum where such
differences can be settled. Dr. Stokes
wanted to run in that campaign for
the senate and that was why he made
that attack on him (Latimer.)
EVANS IN REPLY.
lDV consent Mr. Evans obtained the
tloor and said that if the matter was
pushed to an ultimatum it would not
occur on the stand. He read extracts
from the newspapers and when he
came to the charge that Latimer had
offered and tendered Dr. Stokes an an
nual free pass over a western trunk
line and that he (Stokes) had declined
it and returned it to him
Mr. Latimer--I emphatically deny
Mr. Evans (turning to the crowd)
We all know what an honorab le. high
toned. truthful gent em ni was 1>r.
Stokes and now 3Mr. Latimer denies
hisstatement as being emphatically
untrue. and (turning to Mr. Latimer)
added: '^May God have mercy on your
Mr. Latimer-There is not a word
f truth in it.
The mee ing adjourned under in
tense exceitement. If the matter
comes up again the clipping will be
published in full.
AMNESTY FOR FILIPINOS.
Proclamation Which is to be Issued
on the Fourth of July.
At the meet if the cabinet Friday
the terms of an amnesty proclamation
:o the Filipinos. which it is contem
lated to issue ou the Fourth of July
were agreed upon. The war depart
nent for some time past has had un
ler consideration the draft of a pro
:lamation and has found it necessary
:o make a number of changes in its
In its modified state it was agreed
:o by the cabinet Friday, and Secre
:ary Root will cable it to Acting Gov
!rnor Wright for his inspection. If it
neets the latter's approval nothing
ill remain but for the president, if
rhe Philippine civil government bill is
law on that day as is now expected
t will be, to issue on Independence
lay a formal proclamation setting
orth terms of amnesty for all politi
al offenders in the islands, including
guinaldo and those held at Guam.
The proclamation is based on the
eneral objets of the Philipppine gov
rnment bill, namely to restore peace
n the arcipelago and substitute a
ivil for a military administration.
hat bill is now in conference and the
)roclamation will not be issued until
he Philippine government measure
as been agreed upon by both houses
tnd the president has affixed his sig
iature to it.
The proclamation will declare that
A STATE OF PEACE
iow existes in the Philippine islands,
are in the parts of the archipelago
,vhere the Mindanao or Pagan tribes
tre giving the United States a great
leal of trouble, and will declare in ef
ect that with the transfer of the gov
~rnment of the archipelago from a
nilitary to a civil status all those ar
rested and held for political offenses
~hall be restored to liberty, granted
ull amnesty, and allowed to partici
pate in the civil government that is to
oe inaugurated on the islands.
While thie proclamation is subject
o changes in text the general lang
uage of the document is pretty well
mapped out. There was a genera1
discussion Friday of the treatment
that should be accorded to political
prisoners of the islands. There is no
intention, it is stated. to release those
prisoners convicted of other than
political offenses, the benetits of the
amnesty being limited to those in cus
tody as a result of breaches of military
law leaving criminal offenders to the
ction of the proper authorities under
the coming civil government.
The purpose is to demonstrate that
motives of humanity and generosity
dictate our course toward the Filipi
nos. When the islands are turned
over to the civil authorities they will
not be left without adequate military
protectron as no more troops will be
ordered home for the present and
every precaution will be taken for the
military safeguarding of the islands
under the new civil administration.
The cabinet meeting was held in the
president's temporary quarters on La
fayette square. it was the first time
in S8 years that a regular session of
the cabinet has been held outside the
Killed by an Italian.
Francis Snipe colored, well known
in police circles as a bad character,
made his last bluff Saturday night
when he entered the store of A. Calvi,
an talian, at the corner of King
street and Rodgers alley in Charles
ton. Snipe, who was in an intoxicated
condition, went into Calvi's establish
ment and demanded a bottle of beer.
and when ref usedl he drew his pistol
on the Italian, but before he could fire
Calvi had his own revolver down from
a shelf and as quick as a i1ash tired
one shot at the desperado. Snipe
fell to the fikor, his heart being pierc
ed by the bullet. The shooting at
tracted a large crowd of negroes who
made many threats, but they did not
attempt to carry them out as two po
lice onicers stood on guard at the
store door, holding them at bay until
Lieut. McManus and a squad of officers
arrived from tihe police station. Upon
their arrival the street was quickly
cleared of the crowd. Calvi was placed
in the patrol wagon and sent to the
Station house wvhile the dlead body of
Snie was removed to the City llospi.
Two-Negro Boy Drowned.
A special to the State from lBcau
fort savs Coroner R. IR. Samnes held an
inuest T hursdav on the bodies of two
negro bo(ys wiho wvere drowned while
atteptinig to swi aeross a deep
creek near Oak Nulligan, with bags
of oysters on their shoulders. A ver*
dict of accidental drowning was*~ render
ed by the jury. The boys were aged
11 nel 12, respectively.
A MANIA TO KIL,.
A Trained Nurse Confessed Tha1
HAD BEEN POISONED BY HER
She Was -Proven lnsane and Sent t<
an Asylum. How She Accoi
plished H1er Murders and
All Massachusetts is shudderinr at
the deeds of an insane trained nurse
by the name of Jane Toppan recentl
tried at Barnstable in that State foi
murder. Suspected of the death 01
11 persons. but indicted for murdering
only three, Miss Toppan has confessec
that she has killed during her career
as a professional nurse no less than 31
I human beings. This statement was
made to .Judge Fred M. :ixby 1
lrockton. senior counsel at that tria
at Iarnstable, when Y ss Toppan was
found not guilty by re-is, u of insanity
on the charge of murder ig Miss Mary
I). Gibbes. Judge Bixhy said als<
that Miss Toppan uad udmittcd that
she had set tires and emuiitted other
serious acts. She said she could not
help committing the crimes. She ar
gued, moreover. that she was not in
same. She said she knew she was do
ing wrong when she administered
poison to her victims, and she asked
Judge Iixby how. under such circum
stances. she could be of unsound mind.
Morphine was Miss Toppan's agency
for administering death. Many of her
victims were unsuspecting and most
intimate friends: others were the pa
tients of reputable physicians who
employed her on account of her abili
ty as a nurse. Miss Toppan was so
expert in her knowledge of how to em
ploy drugs and poisons that she was
able to escape detection for years. In
the detailed story as told to Judge
Bixby Miss Toppan did not enumerate
her many victims, although she did
admit the killing of Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs.
Harry Gordon of Chicago and Alden
P. Davis, all of whom lied at Calu
met last summer.
Miss Toppan was arrested last sum
mer for these three murders, the
sate electing to try her on the Gibbs
count Monday, Miss Toppan was
taken to the Taunton insane hospital
to begin her life sentence. The case
rested on the testimony of alienists,
who do not only pronounce Jane Top
pan to oc insane, but to be a degene
rate. They said her impulses irresis
tibly compelled her to murder her pa
tients in order that she might enjoy
the sight of their struggles. They
told of her confession of killing Mrs.
Gibbs by administering morphine and
atrophine, hiding the effects of the
former by the use of the latter.
To her senior council, Judge F. M.
Bixby of Brockton, she first admitted
killing the three persons named in the
indictment, and then of other persons
until the list entire numbers 31. This
is held by her counsel and it is not ex
pected that it will be- nmade public.
The remarkable incident in connec
tion with this list is that when it was
made up she repeated with a show of
interest the names of her victims,
checking off the number on her 1inger
tips. She told how she killed each.
saying she used morphine and atro
phine mixed in mineral water anc
whiskey. Some times she used injec
tions, as in the case of the deaths at
Calumet. She did not remember how
each individual was killed, buat where
they were poisoned the drugs were
His Speech at Harvard University
The special correspondent of The
State from Washington says President
Roosevelt's speech at Harvard univer
sity Thursday, in which he arraigned
all those who have criticised the ad
ministration of Gen. Wood in Cuba as
"unworthy of having their names
linked with his.' has stirred up a hor
net's nest among the Democrats in
congress. They do not hesitate to
criticise both the wisdom and the cor
rectness of the president's charges ir
this respect, though none of them ex
press surprise that the president made
Representative Bartlett of Georgia.
who introduced a resolution in the
house some weeks ago calling upon
the secretary of war for a statement
regarding the expenditures in Cuba
during the occupation, said today im
reference to the president's criticismr
of him and the other Democrats who
voted f ar the resolution: "I am not
the least surprised at this last inoppor
tune utterance of MIr. Roosevelt. It
is in line with numerous others he
has made since entering the White
House. It will, however, not deter
me and my party from endeavoring to
get at the truth of this whole Cubar
business and the sooner the people
know the truth the better it will be
for all concerned."
It is understood that Judge Bartlett.
who never hesitated to call a spadea
spade will make a speech in the house
between now and adjournment whicla
will give M1r. Roosevelt even bette:
than he sent and will take rank as orn
of the "war-mest' speeches of the scs
C'omln of' Glass.
A coripse in a cottin of glass was
carried through the streets of Raleigl
N. C., Sunday afternoon. The form o1
the dead man was perfectly visible t(
the crowds of curious spectators wh4
watched the remarkable sight. Th(
deceased was William MIathews, prob.
ably the wealthiest negro in the sec
tion. His dying request was that his
remains should be encased in a glass
casket and deposit in a vault so thal
visitors could see his body at an2
time. The funeral was deferred thre<
ays in order to carry out his wishes.
The frame of this peculiar cottin wai
of heart cedar while the sides and tol
ere of solicd glass.
COTTON VERY FINF.
Iains Have Caused Ieteriorat ion in
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the condition of the weather and
the crops issued by Dircetor lBauer of
the South Cacolina section of the
climate and crop service of the I 'niter
States weather burean:
The average temperature for the
week ending Monday. June 23. was 71
degrees, which is slightly below nor
mal. The highest was 97 degrees at
Darlington and Florence on the 20lth
the lowest 61 degrees at Liberty on the
1st. Partly cloudy weather prevail
ed during the greater portion of ti
time. The winds were generally lb ht."
except over limited areas where ihigl
winds accompanied thunder storms.
and in Beaufort county. where almost
hurricane winds prevailed early in the
The rains on the 14-15th were gen
erally heavy over the western half of
the State. where the amounts raired
from two to over live inches. shading
Lj off to less than an inch in the eastern
portions. There were frequent, scat
tered showers over the whole State.
I except in the Pee )ee sections where
the r nfall was limited, and where
nloire ri ;r, L hadly needed in many
The ground has been ; oo wet to plow
in tli southeastern counties, especially
in the Salkehatchie valley where gras
tields are becoming common, but
generally the cultivated fields are still
clean. and show the good efiects of
their previous thirou:gh cultivation.
The rains caused a ratcrial improve
ment in corn. and the earliest has
about all been laidby in good condi
tion. It is in "sill; and tassel." Later
plantings look promising. Stubble
lands and bottoms have been planted
extensively, with the soil in condition
for quick germination. Budworms
are still doing damage, but on the
whole there is less damage by worms
than heretofore. -
The coridition of cotton is very tine
except in a few localities where excess
of rain has caused deterioration, and
in other localities where lice have bro
ken the hitherto almost perfect stands,
and checkEd its growth. Lice are
fast disappearing. Mexican weevils
have appeared in Marlboro county. A
few fields have became foul with grass
and weeds. Blooms have been noted
in every portion of the State, and a
few points report the plants blooming
freely. Sea-island cotton made moder
Tobacco made rapid growth, and the
crop is above average condition, but
needs rain in Florence and portions of
Marion counties. Topping is general,
but curing has made slow progress.
Rice is a very promising crop. A
large acreage of peas has been sown
on stubble lands. Wheat and oats
thrashing is well underway: the yields
of both crops is poor over the western
half of the State. The weather was
favorable for trias-Planting sweet po
tatoes: slips are scarce in Pickens
county. Some peaches are rotting on
the trees. The fruti crop will be a
moderate one except blackberries and
plums which are plentiful. Pastures,
gardens and. other minor ciops were
greatly improved by the copious rain
fall and warmer nights.
TEE RICE INDUSTRY.
Report Shows' Thar Lonsiana and
Texas are in the Lead.
The census bureau in Washington
issued Friday a report on the rico in
dustry, including cleaning and polish
ing, showing a capital of 82.603,352
invested in the 80 establishments re
porting for the industry in the United
States. This sum represents the value
of land,. buildings, machinery, tools
and implements, and the live capital
utilized. The value of the products
is given as 88,723.720. to produce
which involved an outlay of 8182.033
for salaries of otticials, clerks, etc.,
265,5385 for wages: $230,203 for mis
cellaneous expenses, including taxes,
rent, etc.. and 87,775.522 for ma
terials used. mill supplies, freight and
fuel. Since 1880 the number of es
tablishments increased 2G4 per cent.:
capital 363 per cent.. and value of
product 118 per cent. The increase
in the industry in Louisiana andl Tex
as is very mark~ed, their production
having advanc-ed from 75,573.850
pounds in 1890 to 179,919,293 pound:s
in 1900. an increase of 137.5 per cent.
The statistics show that this indus
try is being transferred from the South
Atlantic States to Louisiana and Tex
as. The 80 establishments cleaned
398,102,018 pounds of rough rice,
valued at 87,184.208. From this were
obtained 243.031.200 pounds of clean
rice, and 155,570,818 pounds of by
products. Included in the quantity
of rice milled are 39.414.459 pounds of
foreign rice, received principally from
IChina and Japan~and handled by mills
on the Pacitic coast, in New York
city and in New Orleans.
The report continues:
"The large production of 1899 re
duced the net imports for the tiscal
year ending June 30. 1900. to the low
figure of 75.380,764 pounds which was
only 24 per cent, of the consumption.
Besides furnishing 76 per cent, of its
total consumption in 1899 this country
exported 12.947,000 pounds of clean
rice, or 5 per cent, of the total produe
tion. The solution of the irrigation
problem in Louisiana and Texas will
enable the United States to show a
rapid increase in the annual rice pro
duction during the next decade un
disturbed by the large variations in
the crops of the past ten yers.
- Crusier Blown Up.
A special from London Sunday says
a dispatch to the Central News from
Shanghai says that the Chinese cruiser
Kai-Chi was wrecked Satur-day by a
-terrific explosion while lying in the
Yang Tee IRiver. The Kai-Chi sank
Iin thirty seconds and 150 ollicers and
men on board were killed or drowned.
Only two men on board the cruiser
A FEARFUL STORM.
Over Two Million Dollars Done in
THE LOSS OF LIFE VERY SMALL.
Only Two Deaths fReposi ed. but Over
Filty People Were More or
less Injured by the
The entire north central section of
of Indiana was visited Wednesday
by one of the most disastrous storms
ihat e'1er ,we'pt over the state. The
storm swept sections covering' hun
dreds of miles, extending from Han
coc'k county northwest through the
northern portiun of :larlon county,
Hamilton and Boone counties and do
iig much lanage in Tippecanoe and
Madisor county also felt its tury.
hundreds of bnildings were razed,
thousands of trees were uprooted and
nww blockade highways, railroads and
traction lines, crops utterly ruined,
causing a loss estimated at nearly $2,
00i),00U aid fifty persons were more or
less injuredl, hut twg deaths have
been repo:ted with aetliority, That
was the killing of James Van Iloy,
who was raught in the ruins of a col
lapsed bani near Pendleton, and Jas,
Hailey, who was killed by hying tim
bers at Ml cCordsville.
The cor rse of the storm was south
east and northsvest. Its path was
clegr gcross the state. In the ruins
left behind are many factories, church
es. sellool houses and frame residences.
The niost sever darrap was i i and
near Ilancock county. All wire com
munication hetweon the olties and
towns in the devastated districts is
cut off. Telegraph and telephone
poles are down for many miles and it
will require several days to establish
any wire service.
At Maxwell, Hancock county; the
United States Chain Factory was
ruined, all the buildings being de
stroyed. Seven workmen we::e injured
by being caugtteneat4 the wreck.
All will recover. Thie New ltot ors
flour mill and grain elevators were to
tally destroyed and the Friends church
was blcwn away. One house was to
tally destroyed and several damaged
by having roofs and kitchens blown
At Cleveland, six miles southeast of
Maxwell. the storm broke as the fun
eral of Mrs. Mary Earle was being
held. The roof of an adjoining house
was blown away and a piece of timber
was hurled through the side of the
house of mourning. It struck ex
County Clerk Sample, breaking his
leg. Several others were slightly in
jured. Outside three horses hitched
to carriages were hurled by the wind
against trees and killed. The hearse
was demolished and the horses har
nessed tc it were injured so that one
of them had to be shot. The funeral
had to be postponed. Ernest Hurst
and E. Hfoims were badly hurt by be
ing blown against the side of a house.
The postotice was unroofed and one
side blown out.
A t Wilkinson five people were seri
ously injured, one perhaps fatally.
This was Charles Sheperd of Red Key.
Four houses were destroyed and gen
eral havoc created by the wind.
A t Stringtown Mrs. Cicero Hlamil
ton was seriously injured by being
caught under the wreck of her house.
Storm Y isits Spartanburg.
A terrific wind, rain and lightning
storm visited Spartanburg from 8 to
9 o'clock Thursday. A portion of the
right wing and the left wing of the
Spartan Inn tin rootiing was blown
off: the tiood-soaked ceiling is falling
and the furniture is damaged. Twen
ty-three rooms were badly damaged,
also the dining and ball rooms.
Twenty-five square feet of the north
section of the roof of the fourth floor
of Spartan mills, No. 1, and 30o feet
square on Mill No. 2, was blown ofT.
The spinning rooms are in these por
tions and each room was badly flooded
and damaged. The entire roofing on
Floyd's undertaking establishment
was blown off and the stock ruined.
Almost all the roof on the Southern
cafe at the Southern depot was blown
ot, and the first and second stories
damaged. There was considerable
loss of property. St. .John's A. M. E.
church, a new building. was blown
down. No one is reported injured or
killed from the storm.
A Romantic Marriage.
The Spartanbt-g Journal says a
romantic marriage took place at 5
oclock Wed nesday afternoon at the
residence of the bride's parents near
Cedar Springs. when Geo. A. Brooks,
a teacher in the school for~ the deaf at
Austin, Texas, wedded Miss Nettie
Rogers. Both bride and groom are
totally deaf. Rev. Lewis M. Roper
performed the ceremony, with Superin
tendent N. F'. Walker of Cedar Springs
as interpreter. The couple will go to
Savannah for their honeymoon. Miss
Rogers is considered one of the bright
es pupils who has ever received train
ing at Cedar Springs. After gradua
tion there, she went in the fall of 1894
to Gallaudet College, Washington. D.
C. There she first met the groom,
who had graduated from the Texas
school where he is now teaching, and
entered Gallaudet at the same time
with her. Together they graduated
from the latter institution in .June,
199, and just three years later, he has
returned here to claim her as his bride.
A Serious Charge.
P. HI. Madden was arrested at Cross
Hill Wednesday morning, charged
with burning his own and three other
stores at Cross 1l1ll on the night of
.June 12. The arrest was caused by a
detective. Madden is an elderly man
and is well connected. He had $500
insurance on his store and $2.000 on
his stock. The Governor and town
council of Cross Hill each offered $100
reward for the supposed incendiary.
It is stated that detectives searched
Madden's house and found articles that
had come from his store. Madden
claims to be able to satisfactorily ex
BOY IN BOILER
Makes Trip O'er Sea and Escapes
Rivaling the tales of mythical for
tune hunters is the experience of a
little Austrian stowaway in one of
the boilers of the Umbria, which has
just come into port. After the' lad.
who is 16 years of age, had traveled
13.000 miles in quest of America, he
at last was put in the hands of a friend
who promised to care for him.
His name is Bozo Gacino and he
comes from Dalmatia, a province of
Austria. His wondering began more
than a year ago. when his father, a
small farmer, gave hni 100 lorins and
told him to seek America.
With great glee the little Austrian
left the village of Sebenico. for be and
his elder brothers quarreled continu
ally and he had a friend in America
whom he longed to join. After spend
ing thirty of his florins he reached
Trieste, the sea port, where he fell in
with an obliging fellow who ?or the
remaining 0 duorins agreed to embark
Bozo for America. Bozo gave up his
tliorins and the stranger Jiasppeared,
leaving a discouraged little lad to re
turn to Dalmatia.
Gacino's father then apprenticed
him to a druggist, but the boy soon
wearied of long I- ours and small wages
and ran away to Trieste, where be hi.
in a steam ship bound for Egypt.
In Alexandria he stowed away In
the Fabylan and reached Liverpool a
week later. Then he crawled into the
hold of the Cunarder, Saxonia. Upon
reachipg this port last spring he was
speedily deported after he had a fleet
ing glance at the busy llarbpr.
When he was taiken back to Liver
pool he evaded the English emigration.
otlicials and for twenty dgys lived of
grusts found 4g the gutters, but al
ways keeping a weather eye open for
an American bound vessel.
Fortune smiled upon his efforts on
the uight of June 13, just before the
Umbria sailed. He crept upon the
deck looking for a hiding place. A
lantern was flashed in his face and the
sentry, believing that he was one of
the cabin boys, ordered him b.elow,
Without realiaing his danger, the boy
crwled 'ntO a boiler which furnishes
steam to the "donkey" engine. The
boiler was not used throughout the
voyage, or otherwise the boy would
have been burned to death. Some
friendly stokers discovered his pre
sence, but instead of disclosing his
secret they fed him during the voy
On Tursday, however, McKechan,
the refrigerator engineer, climbed on
top of the boiier and proceeded to
hang up some of his washing to dry.
Just as the engineer was preparing to
climb down he was startled to see a
head bob up out of the opening in the
top of the boiler and then disappear
again. McKechan crawled over to
the manhole and peered into the dark
ness inside the boiler. He could dim
ly discern the outlines of a person,
and he shouted to him to come out.
Jeceiving no response, the engineer
attempted to reach inside and grab
the boy's clothing, but was severely
bitten for his pains.
The engineer, satistled that some
thing was wrong, went to Chief En
gineer Hardy, displayed his bleeding
ingers and reported the occurrence.
Hardy, thinking he had a mad man to
deal with, called for volunteers to
descend into the boiler and two of the
stokers responded. Dr. Charles Bur
land, the ship's surgeon, was also call
ed and stood by to render his ser
'ices if needed. When the stokers
got inside the boiler they found that
the boy had crawled underneath the
tubes on the top of the furnace. After
a struggle and some tight squeezing
past the tubes they managed to get
their prisoner up to the manhole en
trance, where he was quickly pulled
All laughed when they saw the sup
posed lunatic. He was locked up i
the steamship's hospital and when the
vessel reached port a vigorous search
for the bold lad's friend was made.
ie was soon located in H-arlem and
signed papers which permitted the
young D)almatian to remain in the
Got Rich Quick.
Several Augustans have just be
come rich through the generosity of
their late friend, 11. B Plant. Thelse
Augustans were given stock in the
Plant Improvement company, which
organized as a holding company,
when Mr. Plant began building
railroads and hotels in Florida years
ago. His pioneer friends in the South
ern Express company acted as direc
tors and were given stock, which
they held for years without realizing
a cent on it and had begun to look
upon as wvorthless. The consolidation
of the Plant system and Coast Line
has made the "worthless" worth $250
and this is how a whole lot of people
have become suddenly rich. Mr. D.
F. Jack will draw out $250,0'00 in cash
and a number of others will get less
amounts. It is said that nearly all of
the pioneer express men are affected
by the rise in the stock.
Lawyer Comitis Suicide.
James E. Pearson, 65 years old. a
well-known lawyer, whose home is at
lempstead, L. I., and who had an
otice in Brooklyn N. Y., was found
dead in his ottice Fiday. He had kill
ed himself by inhaling illuminating
gas. in his hand was the photograph
of a woman. He left a letter, in which
he said: "It is of no use. I have
prayed for death and it does not come.
Opportunity is given me for the tirst
time in three wveeks and 1 am alone
in the ottice. I must not miss this
opportunity and my family would be
better off without me. Ruined, dis
graced and untit to live, all good-by.
You will -all despise me when all is
known. "I am a defaulter and thief
and where all the money is gone I
cannot tell. My wife and children
are left penniless. " Pearson had six
A\ woman's association in Topeka
Ihad a dinner a few days ago, it is
Inoted. and one of the toasts was: " Wo
man: Without 11cr, Man is a Brute."
The trotrble came next day when the
local paper printed it, Woman, With
out Her Man, is a Brute."
JOHN J. HEMPHILL.
Sketch of One of the Candidates for
the United States Senate.
John J. Ilemphill comes of good old
Chester stock, and has been a citizen
of that county all his life. Graduating
from the University of South Carolina
in 186i9 he entered in 1871 the firm of I
Hemphill & Hemphill, attorneys.
which has lasted thirty-one years. In
1876) he led the Democratic ticket for
the legislature and became a member
of the famous Wallace House, distin
guishing himself In debate, and hav
ing great influence in shaping legisla- 1
tion. Elected to congress 1882 he was b
the youngest member of -that body, s]
but soon made himself useful to his tt
party, ltIs speech on the financial b
question advocating a commission to d
secure international bimetallism was b
pronounced by Morrison, the Demo- t]
cratic leader, "the ablest, fairest and
most creditable presentation of that i
side of the question." His power of
n-partee was marked. In the contest
between Elliott and Smalls the report
favored the seating the latter; but Mr.
Hemphill as leader of the fight for;
Elliott carried the war into Africa
and proved the hyprorisy of the Re
publicap by showing that they ex
eluded the negro from politics, schools
and employments in the north. The A
sharp arraignment brought a dozen
Republicans to their feet at once, but
single handed Mr. jeipphill met and
vanquished theim. General Spinola
charagterized his speech as "a shower b1
of brickbats into the RepubJican camp,
Every fellow was hit before he saw d
wheTe ie blow was coming from," di
an a correspondent wrote, "except t
Butterworth and Cox I have never
seen a congressman more ready in his
reply to savage thrusts." The Rich
mond Dispatch declared "the coolness w
and self possession -of the speaker, who
made not one blunder, won the ease
In the Fifty-frt congress, Lodge t
of Massaghusetts, introduced the fam.
o g force bill, putting all Federal elec- w
tions in the hands of the Federal gov
ernment with an unlimited number of
irresponsible Federal marshals. This
would have destroyed every vestige of
civil liberty in the south. Mr Hemphill
led the fight against the bill, measur
ing swords with the brilliant F'e 7q 01
Englander and holding his own wh Y
ease. Lodge was rewarded for his fight
with a seat in the United States sen-A
ate, but the iniquitous bill was killed.
Mr. Hemphill also scored a point in
opposing the admission of Utah as a
State "until the men could manage
to get along with fewer wives."
In tariff debates he strongly ex
pounded the doctrines of the South,
and strenuously opposed all increase of
taxation. Since his retirement the t
taxes have been doubled.
For eight years he was on the com- 01
mittee on the District of Columbia,
and four years chairman. This dis
trict is under the exclusive control of hi
congress and the people have no vote, t
so that the committee is all important. t
The Washfog ton Star said of its chair
man, ''The people of Washington t
have no better or wiser friend than
he, and they appreciate the fact.: He a
has the confidence and respect both of
the community and the house, and
the district congratulates itself that '
he will consent to act as chairman."
Another paper said: "Mr. Hemphill
is conceded to have been one of, the
ablest chairmen the committee has
had for years. He is the most con
spicuous of the new generation of the
In 1892 losing the nomination for 1
congress by a few votes, though his
county sustained him strongiy, lhe
urged his friends to join him in sup
port of his opponent. He has always
attended to the minor duties of a citi- e
zen, being an active member of the 0
Chester Democratic club and preserv
ing his registration as a qualified vo- 1
ter of Chester county. In 1895 he
was a member of the county conven-c
tion to choose delegates to constitu
tional convention and helped to ar
range a "peace and harmony" ticket.
Hie was nominated from the floor
as a delegate, but declined in favor of b
others, Hie has at different times
canvassed a number of doubtful States
for the Democratic ticket under thea
auspices of the national committee
and has ever supported the Demo- a
cratic ticket, county, State and na-h
tional. H~e has recently received ang
invitation to speak on ''The Southerna
Democrat," at the approaching Demo
cratic lovefeast in New York, to
which Cleveland, lill, Bryan and oth
ers are invited, lie believes in the
old Democratic idea of peaceful ex
pansion in commerce and in the acquisin
tion of such territory only as may be t
admitted to Statehood. Unt he stren
ously opposes the bloody conquest and
depopulation of the Philippines, the c:
subsidy to rich lines, and the protec- c
tion that enables trusts to sell to
foreigners at prices 30 per cent. chap- b
er than those charged home consum
Mr. Hlemphill is an able lawyer, and
is frequently called beyond the limitsa
of the State in important cases, be-b
fore the court or claims and othert
Ten years in congress, in association 0
with able statesmen lit him to enter t
the senate not as a novice, but as a
weli equipped veteran. His ability,e
experience and readiness in debate
would make him a strong addition tot
the D)emocratic array in that body.
Will of Chas Broadway Rouss.
A copy of the will of the late Chas. 8
Broadway Rouss, of New York, has
been deposited in the county clerk's
olice at Waxahachie Texas to be re
corded. The will is a lengthy one p
and disposes of property of the esti- n
mated value of $1,500,000. Cash be- it
quests to the amount of $4[1,500 are si
made and $32,500 continuing annui- a:
ties are devised by the instrument. ii
T1he mercantile business, buildings, t<
etc. of the deceased are left to his son, e
Peter WV. Rlouss, and daughter. Vir- b
ginia Lee, jointly, with a provision v
that should the son elect he shall have n
the exclusive control. management I
and revenues of the business by pay- a
ing to the daughter the sum of $25,000 i:
A RACE RIOT.
started by Negro Desperadoes on a
Train from Augusta.
A GREAT MANY SHOTS FIRD.
'he Riot Started by Drunken Negroes
Without Provocation, Two of
Whom Are Taken Out
A special to The State from Lang
y says never before in the history of
ur little town has so much human
lood been spilled in one day as was
ied here Saturday afternoon. The
lling of the 7 o'clock bell seemed to
e an omen of evil, for just at this
me the Augusta and Blackville train,
ue Langley at 7 o'clock, came in and
rought into the heart of our quiet lit
e town a race war which was being
aged on the train. As a result of this
ot eleven white men are suffering
-om wounds and two negroes are dead,
hie it is variously estimated that
-om ten to twenty negroes more are
It was pay day with the mill opera
ves and also with the trolley car line
>rce whose camp is just above here.
fter getting their money quite a
,rge number of both white and black
ent to Augusta. Soon after leaving
ugusta a quarrel began between two
Igroes. A white man tried to stop
ie difficulty and a quarrel began be
Peen the white men and negroes.
This was quited down for a while
it soon broke out afresh. Oni of the
groes, who seemed to be a despera
, backed himself against the door
id began to fire promiscuously. at
e whites in the carn Quite a num
;r of whites were in this car as the
,rs for white people were overflowing
ith passengers. When this negro
aptied his pistol he drew his knife
id began to use that. Others joined
the fight which was resented by
ie whites. So few pistols were
nong the whites that most of their
ork was done with knives. The ne
,oes were well armed with pistols.
ne of those killed had a- pistol and a
imber of cartridges in his pocket
The negro who did the shooting was
verely cut before captured. The
her negro captured ran about 200
Ards, but was caught and taken to
ison with the leader of the mob.
n effort was made to get others but
iey jumped from the windows of the
,r and ran. Many of them were run
ng when last seen.
A large crowd of determined people
Lthered on the streets-quiet, but
termined. Sheriff Alderman was
ired. He came down at 14 o'clock,
it was unable to do anything. The
iardhouse was opened by force and
e two negroes shot to death.. One
the negroes, Wyatt Holmes, worked
re at one time. The other, whose
tme was Coleman, was supposed to
This is the most terrible affair of
Le kind our people have ever wit
assed and the whole thing may be
aced back to the effects of whiskey.
The dead are Wyatt Holmes, colored,
id Coleman, colored.
The wounded are:
W. C. Colicutt, cut across abdomen;
Wile Lowe, cut on arm.
Cal Carter, shot in back; serious.
Chas Tilliams, shot in cheek.
Fred .rley, shot on forehead.
John Anderson, shot in thigh.
Berry Davis, blow on the head.
John McDaniel, shot in left arm and
tbody; not serious.
Alvin Corley, shot in leg.
Silas Lowe, shot through arm.
Bennie Myers, cut on hand.
One of the sad features of the trag
ly is that of the 11 white men hurt
1y one had anything to do with the
~w. Most of them were sitting quiet
in their seats when fired upon.
It was apathetic scene to hear the
ies of women and children on the
-ain and to see mothers and wives
mnning with throbbing hearts to see
son or husband had been killed er
The bodies of the two negroes have
een turned over to Coroner W. W.
lunket and the inquest is in progress
Sthis writing. Hundreds of people
-om Graniteville, Warrenville, Bath
ad the country round about have been
ere to see the bodies of the dead ne
roes and hear the particulars of the
Everything is quiet at this time.
Too Warm for Negroes.
Later reports from Augusta Sunday
sys: Though the community is quiet
>w, and no evidence Is left of last
ight's trouble, all through'the day
1ere was general intimidation of
Igroes by whites in the vicinity of
agley whenever they were seen in
~owds of three or more. Passengers
>ming in on the 7 o'clock train this
orning say four negroes started to
)ard the train at Bath and were
acade to take to the woods by two
hite men with pistols. The negroes,
>wever, had no conriection with the
lair last night at Langley. The
>dies of the two negroes lynched at
1 little calaboose were taken charge
by Aiken county authorities. It
as reported shortly after daylight
at three other negroes were captur
i at Graniteville. This started a
*owd from Langley over there deter
ined to mete out the same fate to
1em as the others, but the report .
roved untrue. It is believedl they
ime in the direction of Augusta, and
1e local police force was specially in
ructed to watch for them.
Charleston Naval Station.
The conferes on the naval appro
iation bill reached a complete agree
ent in Washington Friday on all
ems except that on building war
lips in Government yards. The
greement carries $500,000 for improv
ig the new naval station at Charles
m, S. C., which is to be done, how
er, under one bureau, instead of
eing separated into many branches of
ork. as first proposed. This agree
ent was reached after Chairman
'oss, of the House conferees, had been
ssured that the original plan of sell
2g the For Royal station would be