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What a Spartanburg Man Says About
THE DIRECTORS DEFENDED.
Insinuati ms Will Not I:. t::" :u led
as Proof . To D)estroy the D)is
p/ensary Prtof Musti be'
Editor Columbia ileccbrd:
Periodically. !ike i1t all other epi
demies, certain newspapers i South
Carolina make spasmodic attacks upon
the dispensary management. and
charge all manner of high crimes and
misdemeanors against the rtlicials re
sponsible for its conduct. From the
first establishment of the dispensary
system in our state: I cannot call to
mind a single administratioin but has
been besmirched. We all remember
how the charge of accepting rebates
was made against Governor Tillman,
and after his retirement Governor
Evant, but his successors. all received
their baptism of denunciation and
abuse. It matters not how spotless a
man's character might have been
among his neigihbors, and who knew
him from boyhood. just as soon as he
accepts a position 'n any manner con
nected with the dispensary a crusade
of villification is started against him
and his character is painted as black as
night, and if the public heeded those
reports, the people would believe that
the only thing necessary to turn a saint
into a sinner or steep an honest man
in corruption. is to make him a mem
ber of the state board. For about a
year past the public has had a season
of rest on the subject of dispensary
corruption. 1 see that a new crusade
has recently been started against cer
tain members of the state board. and
the character of these gentlemen is
being bedaubed and bespattered with
printers' ink. If a member of that
.board is known to buy a milk cow. don
:a clean collar, nail a few fresh pickets
.on his front fence. or is seen with a
.five dollar bill in pocket, the cry is
raised that he has sold out to the li
.quor dealers and is reeking with cor
how, Mr. Editor, I know person
ally, nothing whatever of the dispen
sary management. But it really
seems to me that if, for more than
ten long years, our state dispensary
management has been a veritable ces
pool of corruption-A twentieth cen
tury Augean Stable-that some con
clusive and convincing proof of the
fact would have been adduced ere this,
sufficient, at least, to conyince the
reasoning and intelligent people of
South Carolina that those charges of
corruption were founded upon tangible
evidence, and not on vague surmises.
hatred and personal antagonism to the
dispensary system. I have never as
yet seen a particle of evidence brought
.against any gentleman connected with
the dispensary upon which a jury
svould convict a free nigger, but the
only and favored weapons of their as
:sailants are inuendoes and surmises.
Now, let us reason this thing. and
see if the overwhelming preponder
ence of testimony, so far form con
iciting our dispensary otticials of
bribery and corruption, proves them
to be faithful, vigilant and trusty
public servants, who have rendered
v-alubale services to the state.
I notice that every month old liquor
houses are being dropped by the board
and purchases made from new tirms.
Often. after spending thousands of
.dolars with a firm. it is entirely drop
ped irom the list by the board. Now.
you know there is nothing more jeal
ous thaii rival business houses. and
when one firm finds itself supplanted
by another, is it not rational and rea
:sonable to suppose that. had the rep
resentative of sid house used upon
members of the state board corrupt
methods to secure patronage, it would
have~ such knowledge as a lever to re
tain the business'? It really seems
that among the hundreds of whiskey
dealers who have "gi~iven bribes"~ to
those dispensary officials, one, at least.
through a spirit of resentment. would
have turned state's evidence and ex
posed the whole busin~ess.
There is an old adage that "Proof
of the pudding is chewing the bag."
It seems to me-that as a conclusive
and ciinching answer to these charges
.againstaIr dispensary otticials it is onloy
,necessary to refer to the mnagnitteent
record made by those otticers-how the
profits from the dispensary have in
creased each quarter, until they t(oday
far exceed even the most sanguine
prophecies of its friends. Again,
South Carolina is -now buying its
lianors cheaper than any dealer or in
stitution in the United States. as I
am informed by a man who knows
what he is talking about. D)istillers.
in order to secure our state's patron
age, are selling their goods at the
slightest shade of a protit, and often
at cost of production, in order to turn
their surplus stock into ready cash.
In truth and in fact, our present state
board. in spite of these published
charges of corruption. pays a less price
for the same grades of liquor, with a
government tax of $1.10 per gallon.
than the state paid when the liquor
tax was only 90 cents. And neither
does this prove that the former dis
pensary manag'ermfenit was corrupt.
but simply that the present dispensary
management is learning how and
where to buy to advantage, and that
zhev are the right men in the right
Now, were the members of our state
bo.ard so very venal atid corrupt. could
its members not have conspired with
ai few lea ding houses and kept up those
old prices, and thus themselves pocket
the thousands of dollars they are now
saving the state and addinu~ to our
r'he people are reasonable anid ji st
and judge a public servant biy his
wvorks, and will never condeinm hiun
upon the unsupported calumnmes (1
his enemies: and from the splened
record made by the present membevrs
of our state dispensary board, the
people of South Carolina will exclaim:
"Well done. thou god and faithf'ul
If those attacking the dispensary
management can produce a sIigle
reputable witness from the hudre
of( ditlrlent. liquor houses that har
sold goods t1 the state and who wi
assert that any nember of our stat
board has accept a bribe to promote
p urchase, then 1 will demand that
rigid investigation be made and th
guilty party or parties be arraigne
and punished. IBut it would be a grea
outrage upon faithful and honest pul
lie servants to thus mortify them o
vague and unsupported charges i
order to gratify the spleen of certai
parties who have been enemies of th
(dispensary system since the day of th
enactment of the law. .J ustice.
Spartanburg. S. C.. .1uly ii. 1 902.
AN IMPORTANT WORK.
The Etrollingr or the ('ontederat
Soldiers and Sailors.
The paper blank bocoks having no
been sent to each county for distribt
tion among the township committee:
the work of perfecting the Confedel
ate rolls of South Carolina is up t
the people in the several townshit
who are interested in seeing the evej
lasting roll of honor made perfect.
The general assembly approved ti
money for carrying it out. Of cours
nothing will be accomplished unles
those in the State who are intereste
--and they should be legion-undce
take to do their part in their respet
In order to properly set the work i
motion and put the people of t h
State on r tice that the books at
available the central committee ha
sent out the following to the clerk
of court of each of the counties, wh
under the act of the legislature are t
distribute the books.
Dear Sir: Please read carefully er
closed copy of an act approved 25t
February. 1902, which prescribes you
duties and compensation, etc., in mal
ter of enrollment of Confederate vel
erans by township and county. 1
order to carry out the provisions C
this act I have shipped to you by e)
press (charges prepaid) one county er
rollneut book for each township i
your county-please obtain from es
press oitice and take charge of thi
I would suggest that you get you
county newspapers to announce as
news item that you have receive
these township enrollment books an
urge the township enrollment co mmil
tees to call and obtain them, So tha
the enrollment may commence at one
in every township and neighborhooc
I believe also that the country paper
at your request would cheerfully witt
out charge call attention to the nece:
sity of this enrollment being made a
once. and also to the thoroughne
and exhaustiveness of the plan o.f a'
lowing each neighborhood and towr
ship (those most interested) to enro.
their own veterans. The books wer
shipped to you on July 11th. 1902. 1
is hoped that the neighbors. kindre
and friends of all living or dead vet
erans will earnestly unite in aidin
the surviving veterans .in prosecutin
this enrollment at once.
Zimmerman Davis. Chairman.
j). II. Means, Secretary.
New York For Constables.
Edward S. Burnham, chairmar
and Frank Smith, secretary, of th
South Carolina Pharmaceutical assc
ciation. passed through Columbi
Wednesday on their way to Greer
ville, where an examination of appli
cants for licenses to practice will b
held Thursday and Friday. On th
return trip, a conference will be hel
with the governor with a view of ir
teresting him in the enforcementc
the law against those who are comr
pounding and selling drugs withou
having passed the required examina
tion. It is proposed to have the dih
pensary constables give some of thel
time to suppressing the violation (
the pharmaceutical laws of the statt
Burned at Stake.
William Ody. a negro who attemp1
ed to assault Miss Virginia Tucker, c
Clay ton Miss., was burned at the stake
The assault was most brutal. Th
young lady was riding in the countr
wheni she was attacked and was s
vilently pulled from the buggy b:
the negro that both of her legs wer
broken. The negro was captured an
was held by a posse. Miss Tuckeri
highly connected. She is at the poir
of death as a result of her injuries
The negro wvas soon captured and wa
eld for a time in theC possession of
posse of eitizens. They were unabhi
however, to protect him and he wa
taken from them. saturated with oi
tied to a tree and burned Thursday.
Late Friday afternoon on Cherr
street in Nashville, Tenn.. Police
man Walter E. .Jacobs shot twice an
fatally wounded llenry F. Bleaumon1
a traveling salesman of this cit'
Jacobs cla.ims Beaumont was advant
ing on him with a butcher knife
which was found where the wounde
man fell, and that he had never see
Beaumont until a half hour befort
when the man met him and made
threat, after which he walked awa'
When they met again the shooting o<
A 19-foot whaleboat containing 1
waiters and waitresses. emuplcod a
the Oceanic house. Star Island. Isle(
Show. N. Hi., who had gone outi
the bay Thursday afternoon on a plea:
ure trip in charge of Skipper F-re
Miles. was capsized during a sudde
squall and 14 of the occupants wel
drowned. The other three were re:
ued by fishermen who put out fro!
the shure in their boats. Two of tl
drowned were Iliarvard law st udeni
trying to rescue others.
Hobson Was There.
Mr. Rlichmond Pearson Huobsoni hm
added~ another to his already large at
varied assortment of experiences. Ti
acconts arc conflicting, out t his mlut
appears to be agreed on. that at
western res rt Ilubsin pulled a your
womnouti OfI the water, savi::g hi
ife. Whether she jumped in 11
river fromi a boat. daring I lobson1
saec her, as on" story goes. or wvhethi
she fell in accidentally, the Nerrim:~
here being fortunaly nearby, does n<
Grasps Baltimore and Kills Twelve
e People in Twenty Minutes.
- GREAT LOST OF PROPERTY.
Gust Camtle Up Quite nt'expectetily
Quickly. A Tiuching
A lierce tornano, characterized 1y a
wind storm of extraordinary velocity.
thunder, vivid lightning and a1 heavy
rain. suddenly burst upon I;:UlI utmore
at 1. :o p. mn.. Sunday c oin1rg from
southwest, with the net resut litat
I eleven persons lost their lives. hun
- dreds of houses were unroofed. trees in
the public parks and streets were torn
up by the roots, many buildings were
datm:ged and stveral people injured.
s The strim: exhauisted its tury in less
than ifteen minutes.
T he damage done in the b:siness
e portion of the city was conparitively
e slight. being confined to their blowing
sdown of signs and injLtri-s to roors. It
di was in the residence portions of the
city a'lo.n the river fr;oi:t aitd in the
Larber where the wind spent its vio
ence. Of those who perished nine
I were drowned in i he harbor from eoen
e boats. one was ki ed by a faliinig tree
O and one by a live wire. Ti e foliownmg
.s is a lit of the killed:
I ) k'V we ini( the harbor: lioy Bate
1 m:n. 12 .dears old: .Joseph Pain. It
years old: Cial aii, f$ years old:
rho~mas Co ioll :1 years oid: H larry
McCormick. 1" :cars old: Mls. Mary i
b Schuler. :6 years old: hlarry S, Schu
r ler. 10 months old: Ojive SbIiset .
years old: Charles Schuler. 7 }ears old:
Killed by falling tree: Wuliiam
n Cornish. colored.
I gilled by live wire: Charles Schae
The first three victims on the above
n list were in a rowboat on the river
with three other companions. When
the storm broke the boat was capsiz
ed, three being drowned and three be
r ing resuced by the tugboat Edna V.
a George. The boy killed by a live wire
d in company with two other boys had
d gone into a shed for protction when
the shed blew down and a live wire
t fell op ope of them, resulting in his
The drowning of Mrs. Schuler and I
her children was the most pathetic I
I incident of the hurricane, Michael
- Schuler with his wife and three chil
t dren accompanied by his brother-in
S law Joseph Cooper, and his wife had 1
-rone out into the harbor for a sail in 1
- a 3u-' gut boat. When the storm came
, Schuler and Cooper took in the sails. 1
e Schuler sent his wife and children into
t the little cabin and he stood at the I
, tiller to keep the vessel's head toward 1
A. sudden gust of wind threw the
boom of the vessel around, knocked
Schuler down and pinned him to the
deck. Another gust capsized the boat,
releasing Schuler, who with Cooper
and the latter's wife were thrawn into
the water, leaving Mrs. Schuler and
Cooper saved himself and hlis wife 1
by hanging to the bottom of the over
turned boat, and Schuler saved him
self in the same way, after making 1
frantic eiforts to get at his imprisoned.
. wife and children. A crew from the
e schooner Edward H. Hunt rescued
e Schuler and Cooper and his wife and
towed the capsize(d craft to the wharf
. where she was righted and the dead
f bodies of Mrs. Solluler and her thlree
- children were taken from the cabin.
tThomas Carroll with four other
-young men- were out in the harbor
. with a rowboat which was capsized
r Carroll was drowned whlile his four
.fcompanions clung to the rudder of the
Merchant and Mliners steamship Chat
ham, from which perilous position
they were rescued by the tug Mary.
Act or Demented Man.
SHenry F. King, 30 years old, entered
the ottice of the Foundling asylum at
~New York Thursday afternoon and
shot two sisters of charity, lHe then
ran into the grounds of the inlstitu
tion and shot himself in the left
breast, making only a tiesh wound.
King was taken to a police court 1
where lie was committed without ball
sfor an examination Saturday. The in
tjured sisters are Sister Angelo. -15i
years~ old, shot in the right arm, and
s iter Cecila. 30 years old, shlot in the
let arm and side. Neither was fatal-(
ly13 hurt. King, who has been a tie
squent visitor to the Foundling asy
lunm, is believed to be demented. Hie
sutfered for some ti me from. melan
choia. When he was arraigraed King
said he had begged the authorities of
the Foundling asylum to give him in
d formation about his birth, but that
they had refused to do so. This so
angered him, he said, thlat he did not
know what he was doing. King came
to New York in 189S from Baltimore
and commenced a search for the idlen
tity of his parents.
A Young Fiend.
a Willie Cannon, a 15-y.ear-old negro
-hoy-. was arrested Thursday muornin~g
-at Birmninghlam, Ala. lie confesses
that he has killed four babies, one
white and three colored, the last be
ing K~atie Crumley. whose death has
6 engaged the attention of the coroner
t for some days.
>f H~e claims to hlave killed the whlite
n child at Gurnee some months ago by
dashingi its brains out against a tree.
dAtlHelena, he claims to have
n drowned alittle child.
-e A Cahaba to have killed one with
nH i eing held pending an inves
e tiaton of statements.
Fell Eighty Feet.]
Wile a bridge force was working
in a Norfolk and Western railway
L trestle over lleed creek. two miles west
d o Wyxtheville Virginia Thursday. the
te scatoling gave way. precipitatirng
h Alen G~rubb, James W\. Smlith], Steph
a n Grger, William Hicks and JIohni
g 'Ileienizec. the latter a foreman. $0
:r eet below into the creek, Smith's
ehead was crushed by striking a bed (ot
.rocks. Grubb anid McKenzie are be
h ieved to have :veived injuries that
ewill prove fatal. Greeger aind Hieks
t were only slightly hurt, All of the,
mn leave familics
TILLMA.N TO FIGHT McLAURIN.
It is Said Hae Mav Tr'y to 1Defeat 111.
Col league as .1 uige.
A Washington special to the Balti
fnore Sun says:
The end of the hitter and sensa
tional tight bet'veen Senators Benja
nin 1. Tillman and .John L. McLau
rin. of South Carolina, is not yet.
senator Tillman says he will oppose
in the floor of the senate his col
eague's appointment to the United
tates coiurt of claims bench. Ile
iurtherinore says lie will not conIin:e
his opposition to the executive ses
;ion. but that he intends to say in I
:pen senat'. and say plai nly, why his
illeague should ntil be con irmedi as
Mr. Tillman says lie proposes to
place in the Record all the allegat ions
Lhat have been made charging Seniia
tor McL:zurin with betraying his
party. and in addition to his own per
(onal criticism and his own reasons
or denying McLauiin's coniirmnation
for a. life-long positior..
Friends of both senators now say
that should Tillman carry put his
threats it would only serve to renew
the bitte.e fss of tihe light, y; hich last'
winter rusuled in; hand to hind
ncounter on the !toor of this susute
whilc in session. Oi this acetunt
Whe president has been grged to give
4enatur McLaiurin some position out
;ia the judiciary, for Tillmnan has
:old his friiends that Ile wogld not
:arry his oppQsition tq an apppint
nent that was not t& tha hencli,
The president is said to be consii
ning this view pf the situation and
;ome other gppointimeflt is not im
)ossible. With the Dempratic up
)oition against Senator jMc aurln,
t was said today that there is grave
loubt if he cold be confirmed as a
udge of thie tourt of claims.
A Story Some Charleston Inventive
Genius Sent Out.
The following is a story that is go
ng the rounds of the press outside the
state in the form of a special sent out
Hub H. Evans, a director of the
tate dispensary who whipped an edi
or a day or two ago, has the reputa
ion of having knocked out John L
ullivan in a barroom row.
"He was in a saloon some years ago
vhen Sullivan walked in. The pggilist
lad been drinking and was in one of
uis characteristic mloods.
"Several men were lined up at the
ar, among whom was Fvans, Without
i word Sullivan gave one sweep with
lis right arnm and knocked down all of
he drinkers with the exception of
Svans. The dispensary director was
it the end of the counter and beyond
each of the tighter's arm,
"When Evans did not fall with the
>thers Sullivan looked surprised and
nade a lunge at aim. Evans swung
11s right tist at Sullivan's jaw and
roh L. went down in a heap. Friends
used in to prevent further hostili
ies, and Evans was asked if he knew
he man he had struck. He did not.
"'Why, that's John L. Sullivan,
he prize-fighter,' he was told.
"The story is that Evans reached
n his pocket for his pistol and waited
or another attack. The affair was
>eacefully settled, however, and later
n the evening the two men drank a
iottle o~f wine.
"F .ins has a reputation of being
~bsolutely fearless. Years ago there
vas a warrant out for the arrest of
ormer United States Senator John L.
I. Irby at Laurens. The officers
vere afraid to serve it, when Evans
rolunteered to put the big man under
"Simply to show his strength, the
lispensary director, after knocking
lown the editor the other day, picked
ui np, placed him carefully across
1s lap and gave him a spanking."
Our Boys Ahead.
Congressmaa Samuel W. T. Lan
am, of Weatherford, Texas, was
rursday nomiinated for goivernor of
hat State by acclamation by the
tate D~emocratic Convention in ses
ion at Galveston. Congressman Lan
am was born in Spartanburg County
n 1s46i and moved to Texas in 1869.
le began thme practice or law and at
nce rose to a high place in his pro
ession. For 18 years he has repre
ented the 8th Congressional district
f his State in Congress. lHe is a
rother oif l)i'. .1. M. Lanhanm, Mrs. V.
4I. Rogers and Mrs. 3. L. Allen, of
his county, and an uncle of Dr. J1. I.
Xllen, of this city.
Congressman Lanhamn's m a n y
~riends here will be glad to hear- of the
isti nguished honor conferred upon
mim by thle people of his adopted
state. His election as governor is cer
ain and it is not improbable that he
-ill r-ise from that chair to the United
states Senate. -Spartanburg Journaul.
Another Mine Disaster.
The magazine on the twelve hun
oot level of the Daly West mine at
Park City, Utah, exploded early Wed
esday while a hundred and fifty men
vere at work in the mine, which is
)ne of the largest silver producers in
Utah. Twenty-four men were killed
ear the entrance and twenty-one
vere fatally injured and have been
'emoved. A hundred and fifty re
nain in on the inside whose fate is
.nknown. The tunnel is full of gas,
md it is impossible to penetrate far
.nto the mine. All available physi
ians have been hurriedly sent to the
cne. Bands of volunteer nurses
.ave been organmzed to treat the~
Blown Up By D)ynamite.
.ohn Savach, a Slav, aged 36, was
nstantly killed; Roger Harvey. Sr.,
uged ->5. seriously and John Yelis
;lightly injured by an explosion of
inamite in No. 34 mine of the Ber
vind-White Coal Mining company at
Windbar, Pa., about noon Wedne'sday.
Svach was preparing a stick of dyna
mite for use when from some un
known cause it exploded together
with 16 rticks wvhich were lying near
ey Savach was blown to pieces
WORK OF TEACHES.)
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, of Newberry Col
lege, Elected President
OF TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.
Meetings of' the Accessory Associa
tions Are Being lIeld and
The ::1st annual meeting of the
State 'Ieachers' Association convened
\ecinesdazy eveninu in the auditorium
(,' Winthro) College, at Rock l1il.
Leading educators fromn all parts or
Soultl Carolina were in attendance.
The addresses on the programme have
been particularly strong and the dis
cussio(n provoked and led by them has
been such as to show that the tea"
ers of the State intend, along educa
tional lines at least. to be t.h.; molders
Qf public opinion.
BUSINESS MEETIN =.
The assoiation was called to order
gg, the evening of the 15th with Presi
dent E. I..' Hughes in the chair. .An
oirganigatlon win perrected arid theI
folloying st:pdi:g conittees ap
On Constitution and hiylaws --Supt.
W. Il. lland. of Chester: Supt. 1I. T.
Maker, of Lancaster. and Miir. I. t.
(n Pminatios--Iron. A. G. Ilen
bert, of Wolford College; Supt. E. i.
Wallace; St pt. .T. C. Cork,' of Ihock
Hill; Miss Na;nnie Major, of Green
wood, and Miss Minnie Ui. ,
Auditing tominttluee-Prof. R.
Means Davis, F. I. Minnant and R.
Memorial Committee-=Pros, D. B.
Johnson, Mlss Hattie K. Pope and
Mrs. Anna M. Hard,
Resolutions--Prof. Patterson Ward
law, Supt, B. L. Jones and Miss Mar
President Hughes then delivered the
annual address. taking as his subject,
and discussing it in a thoughtful and
interesting manner, "Some Educa
Thursday morning, after some pleas
ant introductory remarks by President
Hughes, Dr. George B. Cromer, presi
dent of Newberry College, delivered
an address on "A Campaign for Educa
tion." It would be well if this schol
arly -and forceful address could be
given here. in full for the benetit of
the friends of education in the State.
A high tribute tp the speech and to
the one delivering it nis paA by
President H. N. Snyder, of Wotford
College. President Snyder then led
the discussion on "S'ime Points of
Progress." Some of the points brought
)ut by various gentlernen were in re
tard to new buildings. additional
teachers, increase in sohool funds, im
proved rural schools, increased inter
st in schools, larger enrollment, bet
ter attendance on summer schools,
longer terms, college enrollment and
higher standards in high schools and
Educational issues were then dis
:ussed in a lively manner, the follow
ing gentlemen taking part: President
D. B. Johnson, Superintendent W. H.
[aud, Mr. Marshall Moore of Green
wood, Dr. James P. Kinard, County
Superintendent E. B. Wallace, Mr. W.
3. McGhee, Superintendent W. K.
ate, Superintendent Frank Evans,
Prof. Patterson Wardlaw, Prof. A. G.
Rembert, Dr. H enry Louis Smith of
Davidson college, and Prof. R. Means
Davis. 3ome of the issues discussed
were compulsory education, expert
supervision, improving ot county
teachers, whether the association
should take part in politics, industrial
training, distribution of dispensary
proits, a uniform requirements for ad
mission to colleges, a State journal for
teachers and consolidation of rural
A~t the afternoon session Mr. C. A.
Woods of Marion. S. C., delivered a
most able and timely address, taking
for his subject "~Where the Lapse in
President H ughes then introduced
Mr. Lewis W. Parker of Greenville,
who spoke in a forceful, practical
manner on "Cotton Mills and Schools."
Thursday night, after a short recess
following a business session, Dr. Henry
Louis Smith, president of D~avidson
college, was introduced and dlelivered
an eloquent, masterly address on "Thei
Life and Death of a World."
Reports of various committees were
then made and the session adjouned.
TnE NEW OFFICERS.
The following olficers were elected
to serve for the ensuing year:
President-Dr G. iB. Cromer, New
Vice presidents-1. W. K. Tate,
Charleston; 2. A. J. Thackston Or
angeburg: 3. .J. K. Owens. Rock 11111.
Members of Executive Committee- -
Miss A. A. Dunbar, Winthrop college:
Henry C. Davis Columbia.
Thursday the association city boards
and superinteudents met with the vice
president, W. '4. McGhee In the chair
in the absence of President Andrew
C. Moore. A mong others present were
Mayor A. B. Stuckey and Mr. C. M.
urst of Sumter: W. L. Rtoddey, Col.
Iredel Jlones and Mayor Waters of
Rock 11111: Mr. S. IH. Edmunds of
Sumter and Mr. WV. L. Glaze of Or
angeburg. All these gave interesting
The presence here of Senator Till
man and other members of the board
o trustees of Winthrop college, to
gether with members of other col
leges in the State has added an addi
tional interest to the summer school
happenings. Senator Tillman dIned
with Charleston teachers and seemed
to be entertaining them greatly with
his jokes and sarcastic rejoinders as
to certain phases of the race for sen
aLr from Charleston county. -Column
Officer Killed by Outlaw.
While attempting to arrest Charlev
Johnson, an alleged outlawv wanted
upon the charge of murder, J. T.
Flanders, a deputy sheriff, was shot
and instantly killed by Johnson near
Swainsboro, Ga., Thursday whom he
hadl overtaken upon a public road. A
pse is in pursnit of .Johnson.
A MURDER MYSTERY.
A Man Cut to Death on the Street in
Orangeburg by Unknown Parties.
A special from Orangeburg says:
A very mysterious murder occurred
on Russell street between Market and
lroughton, on Saturday night about
eleven o'clock. The victim was Isaac
Smith, a quiet, inoffensive colored I
man, who was about forty years of
age. Ile was walking down Russell
street towards the St. Joseph Hotel
in company with Yorick IIay,
also colored, and when near Robin
son's bakery he discovered that he
had been stabbed and was bleeding
very freely. lie turned around and
walked back up the street, and when C
hw got in front of .l. W. :Sok's hard- e
ware store he tell from lss of blord .
Ile was taken up and carried to the
corner Of Church and Ilussell street,
where he was attended by 1)r. T. C.
D'yle. who did all he could to relieve
the unfortunate man. After being i
treated by Dr. Doyle he was taken to h
his house (in lriggman street wiher~e
he died on Sunday muning at ine -
IHay. Wyho was with Smith when t
he was stabbed. prepte;ids to know
practiealby nothing about the matter, a
but said lIe was sure nu white man
had dore the stazbhing. He says truly t
three men passed them wyho could
have possibly done the deed, arid they !
were all colored. ibay, it seems, has
told several talas about the affair. t
which lead to his arrest. The stab
which caused Smith's death was in
the groin iade apparently by thel
blade of a small pocket knife, which
evered the superticial femiaral artery, 1
which caused death as above stated.
it seemas that very little attention was
paid to the wounded man by - those
who were near 11im until lie fell from
loss of blood, Then inquiry was
.ade by passers by as to who the 4
wounded man was and how came he d
o be hurt. It will be seen that the
killing of this innocent man is
wiapped in considerable mystery, s
which we hope will be unraveled and n
he guilty party caught and punished. n
About two hours before Smith was s
;tabbed there had been an incipient t;
riot between some white men and ne
roes on Russell street not far from
where Smith was stabbed, but he had h
othing to do with this row. It is
iot an easy matter to get at the prim- a
try facts what caused the raw and by c
whom particularly it was s.tarted it
s supposed. however, to boye qrigi
ated'in a ditticulty bietween a negro a
md strange white men who are here
.nder Foreman Haynes of the Atlanta
:onstruction department of the Bell
Ielephone company stringing cables
or the local exchange. It is charged t
hat the same parties have on e.yeral V
>ccasions heretofore raised disturbance l
with negroes on the streets witho ut b
he slightest cause. And it may be l
tdded that th'' negroes were at no n
rime the aggressors nor did t:hey give
my cause for the attack Saturday b
iight. This is the evidence of those
who saw the most of the row.
What connection this row, and the g
)ad blood it naturally engendered, $
bad to do with the stabbing of Smith,
f any, is hard to determine. Just be- o
ore the unfortunate stabbing a police
nan's whistle was blown at the cor
1r of Russell and Market streets, and
he crowd from the lower end of Rus
~ell street rushed up the street to thea
oint where the sound of the whistleh
~ame from. This crowd is said toh
mxve been composed largely of negroes, d
id it was while they were passing ~
smith that the stabbing was done.
When it was done he was quietly r
alking along the Street. An inquest ~
was held over the-body on Sunday af
~ernoon, but nothing could be learnedt
romn any of the witnesses thaat would
ive a clue to the guilty party. TheC
vitnesses were in the main negroes
nd it appears that Smith himself said I
hie man who cut him did so as he rant
ass him in the direction of the whis
~le. There wvas no ante-mortem state
nent taken, it seems, but Smith is
'epresented as saying that lhe did not
~ecognize the man who cut him, and e
ppared doubtful as to whether the
party was white or colored.
OIL fI OCONEE.V
D~iscoveredt in a Rather Peculiarg
Manner by a F'armier. n
The people of Oconee are greatly d
xcted over the discuovery of oil in
te southwestern part of the county p
>n the farm of a Mr. .J. 1B. McJunkin. a
rho discovery was made in a rather h
peculiar manner. A tree growing t
iar the house was struck, by light
aing nearly every time a thunder P
stormi visited the region. 0
Three weeks ago D~r. Boland, a
;klled mineralogist, representing an ~
xtensive oil company in Philadelphia, r
Jappened to stop at Mr. McJunkin's U
:ome, and his attention was at once
irawn to this tree. After an investi- t
;tion of the surroundings the doctor
old Mr. McJunkin that appearances d
.ndintea petroleum in abundance and 11
insisted upon Immediate examination, t
which was reluctantly granted. The t'
'ineralogist bought the tree, had it e
lug up and paid for its delivery at the o
ailroad. consigning it to his company c
n Philadelphia, and e once had a pit g
sght feet deep dug in search of what P
2e termed the petroleum blossom,
whch lie found corroborated his first 11
mpressions. What will be the out- t
ome, or how it may culminate, Is left C
o extravagant conjecture, but D)r. e
Boland evidently Is in earnest and de
~lares that appearances indicate a
laily output of more than three hun
ired barrels of refined oil. j
Went to a Hot Place. Ih
A well known and highly respected s
Breworks manufacturer died recently
in the north of England and his wife ~
>riereo a very expensive tombstone to s
be erected In his memory. She wasb
very much perturbed, for no epitaph t
submitted to her did she consider suit- t
ible. After a prolonged and diligent 0
search she discovered one she thought a
o be appropriate on the tombstone of g
iprminent musician in a Manchesters
~emetery. On the memorial stone of I'
~hs noted fireworks manufacturer it IP
s stated so that he who runs may read h
~hat, "Ie has gone to the one place n
.vhier his works are excelled:"
THE STATE CROPS.
rhey Are Recovering from the Receni
CORN HAS BEEN INJURED.
'he Excessive Heat and Dryness Has
Affected All Crops More or
Less. Tobacco Perma
The following is the weekly bulletin
f the condition of the Wealth and
rtps issued Wednesday by )irector
,aier of the South Carolina sectin
he climate and crop service of the
nited States weather bureau.
Thic temperature for the week end
ig Monday, July 14, averaged nearly
orinal, with a weekly mean of about
I degrees. The ligrhest maximum
as 108 degrees at Stalvey on the 6th,
he lowest minimum 66 degrees at
iberty on the L:th. The sunshine
veraged nearly ncrmal, with gener
ly cloudy weather prevailing duriug
!Ie closini days of the week. Diesirue
ive, high winds accompanied thunder
orms in ick;ens, Newberry, ('iester
elcd counties. that damaged c'.rn and
't"tun over small areas,
Scattered light showers occurred on
,e th and Sth, and during the re
aincler of the week at some point or
hits, each day, with heavy rains
ter the southeastern portions on the
=th, that broke the severe drought
hich prevailed in that portion of the
tate. Other points in the northern,
mtral and western connties also had
eavey rains over limited areas. Tbe
reatest amount for the week w.s
9? Inches at Cheraw. Although
rought conditions have been greatly
lieved, nevertheless there remain
rge areas where the rainfall was in
iilcient, and where crops continue to
red rain. These areas are at con
ned to any particular section of the
ate, but occur in almost every coun
The effects of last week's excessive
sat and dryness are reflected in this
eek's reports, but in places where co
ios rains fell there already has been
partial recovery, except where the
-ops was ruined.
Corn was severely injured by last
eek's weather, and some fields of old
id very young corn were ruined, es
cially over the eastern portions of
the State; but where not too near
aturity, it has improved recently,
d again looks promising, although
ie exceedingly bright prospects of a
w weeks ago have been permanently
jured. Early corn has all been laid
' in good condition, while late bottom
,nd and stubble corn are growing
Cotton received a severe set-back,
it is slowly recovering, except on
ndy soils, where the plants are shed
ng leaves and squares, and have be
in to rust, and are blossoming to the
p. Hall damaged cotton in sections
Abbevilfe, Newberry, -Pickens,
iesterfield and Chester counties. Boll
ors have appeared in Anderson. In
meral, cotton is blooming freely and
uiting heavily, although the plants
e undersized as a rule. Sea island
tton was greatly benefited by the
avy rains along the coast.
Tobacco was injured by the heat and
cought, and it is too nearly matured
be benefited by the weather now
revailing. Cutting and curing made
Lpid progress, and the crop is being
Rice shared in the general deteriora
on, and has also become infested
ith caterpillars in Colleton and
eorgetown counties. Peas look well.
any sweet potato slips recently
ansplanted died from the effects of
1e heat, and slips for planting are
THE NATIONAL REPORT.
The following is the national weath
bureau's weekly summary of crop
Very favorable temperatures pre
iled during the week ending July 14,
iall districts east of the Rocky
ountains except the central and east
ulf States. The latter have suffered
)mewhat from excessive heat, but
ave received much needed rainis, re
eving to a great extent the severe
The corn crop, as a whole, in the
rincipal States has made very fa'.or
ble progress. In the southern States
tte corn has improved somewhat, but
.e early corn crop is very poor.
Winter wheat harvest is about comn
leted, except in the northern portion
the winter wheat belt.
Spring wheat is now heading in the
orthern portion of the spring wheat
~gion and the general outlook contin
Oats continue in promising condi
A general hnprovement in the con
ition of cotton is indicated, although
the central and eastern districts
2e plant is small, and blooming to
> is extensively reported. In Texas,
cept in the region of drought which
mprses less than 10 per cent. of the
tton areas the crop has made rapid
rowth and in many sections the crop
rospects are fiattering.
Tobacco is doing well, though small
i the middle Atlantic States. Cut
ng and curing are in progress in the
arolinas and some of the early plant
3 in Tennessee is ready for topping.
Lynched for Wife Murder.
Joshua Anderson was taken from
il at Owensboro, Ky.. early Thurs
ay morning by a crowd of men and
anged to the crossbeam of the city
ales. Wednesday night Anderson
ent to the home of his wife, three
iles from town, called her out and
3ot her three times, intsantly killing
er. The :i ehers battered down
e prison door, and while some went
>the prisoner's cell to lead him out,
hers of the mob surrounded the jailer
ad his family to prevent them from
iving the alarm. Andersoni was
on secured and in a few moments
as led across the street from the
rison where a rope was placed about
is neck and he was hanged. The
ob then dispersed quietly. No ar
st have been made.
THE OLD CONFEDS.
The Coming Reunion of the Veterans
I THE USUAL ORDERS ISSUED.
Greenville Veteran to be Chief of
Staff. The Annual Order.
Miss Lumpkin to Speak
The time for the .annual reunion of
the Confederate veterans of the South
Carolina division to be held at Green
ville is rapidly approaching, and Gen.
Thomas W. Carwile, commanding the
diviion, is hastening the preparations
for the gathering of the old soldiers.
The annual orator has been selected
and Miss Elizabeth Lumpkin, the *
charming young woman who won the
hearts of the veterans at the reunion
in Clunbia and made herself famous
as an orator. who has just been elected
teacher of elocution at Winthrop col
lege, has been selected to welcome the
old soldiers on the part of the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy. Here is Gen.
Carwile's general reunion order which
has just been issued from his head
quarters in Edgefield and which he
asks all county papers to copy:
Headquarters S. C. Div. U. C. V.,
Edgetield, S. C., 15th July, 1902.
General Order No. 2.
1. Having been appointed major
general to succeed Gen. C. I. Walker,
promoted to pommand the department
Army of Northern Virginia by the
commanding general in general order .
No. 286, I hereby assume command of
the South Carolina division, U. C. V.
11. Tb South Carolina division,
U. C. V.. will meet in Greenville, S.
C., at their annual reunionon the 6th,
7th and 8th of August, 1902. The
convention will be called to order at
11 o'clock a. m., at hall designated by
the Greenville committee, all veterans
are earnestly requested to attend this
meeting as year by year, our numbers
are growing less.
Il. Commanders of all Camps
composing this division will call them
together at once and elect delegates
to attend said reunion.
IV. The commanding general re
grets to call attention to a large num
ber of camps who are in arrears as to
dues, both to the general headquarters
at New Orleans, and also to the divi
sion headquarters. These dues are
small and should be paid at once. No
camp will be allowed a vote who is in
arrears to either the general head
quarters or division during the con
V. Col. J. M. Jordan of CampPul
liam. Greenville, S. C., who will act as
chief of staff during the reunion at
Greenville to whom all dues may be
VI. It is with pleasure that I an
nounce to the veterans that our com
rade, Col. Robert Aldrich of Barnwell,
S. C., will deliver the annual address
and that Miss Lumpkin of Columbia S.
C., will welcome the veterans in be
half of the United Daughters of the
VII. All railroads have given the
low rate of one cent a mile for each
By order of Thos. W. Carwile,
Major General Commanding South
Carolina Division, U. C. V.
J. M. Jordan,
Acting Chief of Staff.
Offered the Presidency of' Arkansas
President Hartzog of Clemson Col
lege has been officered the presidency
of the Arkansas State College. Noth
ing was known of the matter untithe
governor returned to Columbia Thurs
day and opened his mail and tele
grams. In the bundle he found a dis
patch from Governor Davis of
Arkansas, which together with the re
ply sent the governor of Arkansas is
incorporated in the following dispatch
which the governor at once sent to
President Hlartzog at Clemson Col
To 11. S. Hartzog, Clemson College,
I have just received the following
from Governor Davis of Little Bock,
"If you back President Hartzog of
Clemson College, your state, please
have him wire me acceptance presi
dency of Arkansas State College.
Please do so at once."
I have sent him the following reply,
just having received his message:
"Your telegram just received. I
heartily endorse President Hartzog
and regard him as a competent, nigh
toned, Christian gentleman, and re
commend him without reservation as
thoroghly competent and proper man
for the position as president of yomi -
Do as he requests if you care to.
M. B. McSWEENEY, Governor.
A North Dakota Storm.
Reports, belated because of tele
graph wires being down, announce the
destruction of three towns, and a
great loss of life as the result of a
tornado which swept northeastern
North Dakota Wednesday night.
B~roux. Thompson and Emerado City
were razed. The storm came from
the Canadian border, sweeping a cat
te.train bodily from the tracks. The
path of the storm was unusually wide
The exact loss of life and damage
Killed by Assassins.
Dr. J. M. Gary and Lee Eagle were
shot to death Thursday night at
Groveton, Texas, while standing near.
the local hotel. Both of them received
a bullet in the stomach. James Wil
lims. sitting in his room in the hotel,
was struck by a stray bullet. There
is no clew as to who did the shooting.
Gives Up Its Dead.
The body of David F. Kronacher,
assistant paymaster U. S. N., who
was drowned Saturday night near
Ocean View, was found Wednesday.
The face had been badly disfigured by