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VO.XVII. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESD)AY. S3EPTEM8. 1 92NO5
HEY WARU AHEA1).
Talbert in Second Race. Not Far
Ahead of Ansel.
MARTIN DEFEATS McMAEAN.
Gunter Defeats Stevenson. Several
Will Have to Run Over in the
Second Primary, to Be
Held Next Tueslay.
The returns given below are ofllial
as tabulated by the State Democratie
Executive Committee. The vote polled
for governor was 95.367, while that
for senator was 95.110. being third in
size. Latimer leads out the senatori
al race by a good thure. his vote being
22.971. and .John Gary Evans comes
second with 17.893.
For governor Capt. Heyward has
more than doubled the vote of his
nearest competitor. Talbert. who it
appears is in the second race with 18.
21S votes against Ansel's 17.685. Till
man is in fourth place with 16,398
votes, and Timmerman brings up the
rear with 6.515 votes.
Col. Sloan leads out the race for
lieutenant governor by nearly 5,000
votes and will make the second race
Gantt and Wilson will run over for
secretary of state, the latter leading
out by nearly 4.000 votes.
Gunter has been nominated for at
torney general by over 8,000 votes
over Stevenson. and Superintendent
of Education McMahan is beaten by
Martin by 2,000 votes.
Frost led the race for adjutant gen
'eral by a handsome figure and will
make the second race with Boyd.
Jones and Walker will make the sec
-ond race for comptroller general, the
latter leading by nearly 5,000 votes.
For railroad commissioner. Evans,
who is in first place, is close pushed
by Caughman, with Whom he will run
the second heat. Mobley is in third
place. Wilborn is badly beaten.
FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR.
John Gary Evans............. 17,893
John J. Hemphill.. ........13,261
D. S. Henderson..........13,771
George Johnstone. ...........13556
A. C. Latimer... .........22,971
-MaTtin F. Ansel.. .........17,685
D. C. Heyward... .........6,551
W. Jasper Talbert.........18,218
James H. Tillman...........16,398
W. H. Timmerman... ...... 6,515
Total............... . ...95,367
For Lieutenant Governor:
Cole L. Blease............ 19,274
Frank B. Gary....... ..... 35,464
.John T. Sloan.... ........ 39,779
For Secretary of State:
-J. Thomas Austin.... ... ...22,398
.J. T. Gantt............... 34,136
.J. Harvey Wilson... .... .....38,036
Total.... --....---.. .-.-.--.-.94540
For Attorney General:
U. X. Gunter, Jr......... ..51,582
W. F. Stevenson ..... .. ...43,073
For State Treasurer:
R. H..Jenniugs.. .. .... ....94,572
For Comptroller General:
N. W. Brooker.............. 18.420
.A. W. Jones.-..-..... ..... 24,865
W. H. Sbarpe... .......... 21.780
G. L. Walker.... ......... 29,326
For Superintendent of Education:
John J. McMahan.. .... .. ..45,891
0. B. Martin....... .... .. ..48,850
T'or Adjutant and Inspector General:
Panl E. Ayer..........---------- 2,987
J. C. Boyd................ 30,527
John D. Frost.. ........... 36,643
John M. Patrick..... .. .. .. .. 20.957
George Douglass Rouse.. . .... 394
Total.. .. .....---.. ... ..9.5,008
For Railroad Commissioner:
B. L. Caughman.... ...... -18411
W. Boyd Evans ...... ........20174
A. C. .epson. .... ..... . .....7.170
HenryJ. Kinard ............5.127
John G. Mobley. .......... 1,241
Hugh HI. Prince.. ...... .. ... 2065
J. C. Wilborn...............0,13
.J. G. Wolling....-. ---- ..-.. 7281
Total ... ...... ..-- ......9467
THE CONGREss1ONAL VOTE.
The following is the vote received
'by the different candidates in the sev
-eral congressional districts:
'Legare ............---. -.....7,4t6
'Croft ............ .-.-.....4096
Bellinger ............ ..... 3974
.Aiken...... ....--..--..-- .... :,642
Smith............-..-- ..-- . 22S
McCalla....... .....- -- - -- -2,46(
Rucker ............. -- .. 1,206
Stribbling .... .....-.-.-.-.-.. 19
-Gravdon.......... .-.----.- -- - SC
Johnson.. .... ...... ... ...10.31
Wilson .. ...... ........ . )- ----- '.
Finley .. . . . --.- -- - . 280
Floyd . .. -.-.-.-.--.-..--.-- ---
Scarborough... .... .. .:--....130
McLaughlin.. ....--.--.--.- . 2.1:-1:
Boy Drowns in Well.
Quite an unusual death occured at
Urbana Ga.. at H1. L. Thompson :
Co's. saw mill on the Tifton, Thomas
ville and Gulf railroad when a negr(
boy fell in a well in the mill quarte
and was drowned. Hie had been dead
some time when found.
PREMONITIONS OF DEATH.
Curious Cr incidence Vhich Await
a Natural -: aLanation.
l'remionitions of death are often
scouted at." said a well known Wash
incton newspaper man. "hut there are
occasionally authentic instances aris
ing which raise doubts as to whether
there may not he. after all. some sort.
of indvtinable spiritual phenomena in
- It will be recalled that a well
known chief of division in one of the
departments. in apparent perfect
health on the last day he appeared
at the ottice. died recently of apoplexy
on that night. I have since learned
that on the evening in question. sh;rt
ly before he retirei. a large dog in his
household set up such a prolonged and
dismal howling in his yard that he
went out with a revolver, under the
supposition that there night be in
truders prowling about, although the
dog howled and did not bark. The dog
refused to stop howling upon the ap
preach of his master, and followed
him in the house. whining and show
ing evidences of distress, looking up
into the oiciais face in such a pecu
liar manner thint the membiiers 'r the
family at the time th: ugit it exceed
ing strange. The (log contitlUed to
follow his master about the house,
acting strangely in the manner I have
described. On the following morning
the onlicial was found dead in his room.
"The above incident is a curious
fact, as is also the following, and
while not of startling ghostly interest,
is also local to Washington, the par
ties being members of my own family.
"Some time ago my wife's mother
started on a journey to California.
Several days after her departure an el
derly colored woman, who had been a
slave in her family, having been raised
with my wife's mother, called at the
house. As in similar instances in the
South. there had been a warm attach
ment existing between former mis
tress and slave, which has continued
through life. The old servant was
visibly agitated. She declared she
had been 'warned' that my wife's mo
ther died at an early hour that morn
ing on the train. When asked whether
she had received a telegram to that
effect she replied that she had not, but
that at the hour in question she had
been awakened by the ringing of the
front door bell. In responding to the
call she had found no one on the steps
in each instance, the bell having been
pulled three successive times. Her
house, by the way, was on a down
town street, and was recently razed to
make room for a business structure.
'At about 10 o'clock on the morning
of the day when the former slave had
communicated the intelligence of my
wife's mother's death we received a
telegram from the omficials of the rail
road, dated from a far western state,
announcing her sudden death at about
the hour when the colored companion
of her early childhood had heard the
pulls at the bell. Had the bell been
rung during the ordinary hours of the
day we would have attached no im
portance to the former slave's positive
assertion of a spiritual visitation from
the deceased lady, but as It was about
3 o'clock in the morning the incident
has ever been one of more than usual
interest in our family. If the pulls
at the bell were not supernatural, they
were assuredly a strange coincidence."
Gantt f'or Secretary of State.
Mr. J. T. Gantt, who is a candidate
for promotion to the office of Secre-.ary
of State, deserves to succeed in ;his
election, and doubtless will be elee ted,
becanse of the excellent record he has
made during a four years' incumbency
as assistant Secretary of State.
Mr. Gantt has been at all 4imes
faithful and etlicient, always at his
post of duty, and ever willing and
ready to go, if need be, beyond his
duty to serve those having business
with this important otlice.
Ie has systematized and improved
'the records, opened new records and
dices, and adopted the most approved
business methods in this work. IHis
four years' experience in the ottice has
qualified him to carry on the work
without hitch or hindrance, and to
point out eeeded changes and amend
ments to the corporation law of the
State. the enforcement of much of
which devolves upon this otfice. As a
result Of his work. the receipts of the
ofice have increased ten-fold- over
$4,00 having been turnedl into the
treasury, to reduce the burden of taxa
tion last year:
The work in which Mr. Gantt takes
most pride, however, and for which he
is best known, is the attention he has
attracted to the valuable records of
the State and the steps to preserve
them. for which he is responsible.
Realizing this fact, the State commis
sion requested him to prepare an ex
hibit for the Charleston exposition,
and the splendid display in the State
building resulted. The exhibit was
secured by Mr. Gantt largely from
rubbish in the State house.
It is upon this record that Mr. Gantt
asks the votes of the people, and he
deserves election.-Dorchester D~emo
Man TakesiFatal Nap.
Louis L. Conway, a foreman in the
New York city cleaning department,
laid down on the cliff at One Hundred
and Eighty-seventh street and the
Speedway for a nap. After sleeping
an hour he awoke and, in stretching.
lost, his balance, rolled over the edge
Iof the eliti to the Speedway below, a
distance of 160O feet. and w'as instant
ly killed. Conway's fatal fall was wit.
nessed by several pleasure seekers or
Killed Her Children.
Mrs. Kate Wagner. wife of Ross J.
Wagner. a machinist, killed her twO
children, aged six years, and herself.
Wednesday right, at their home ir:
Little Rock. Ark., by cutting theih
throats with a razor. No cause is
known for the act. Their bodies wert
Ifound in the house next morning by
the aged mother of Mrs. Wagner.
Drew the Line.
A0 Cobb County Ga.. farmer. accord
in to the' Marieta Journal, on hear
in tha t his daughter was engaget
ith pingpong. declarged she mighi
iirt as much~ as she pleased. but thai
she shoudn't bring any Chinese into
t he tnmile.
With the Result of the Recent Pri
mary In This State.
HE TALKS ABOUT THE OUTCOME. f
f:xTpresses His Gratification at the
Very Handsome Vote Given
lii in All Parts ot
Capt. 1). C. Ileyward passed through
Charleston last Thursday, en route to
Columbia. Capt. Heyward stated that
he could not be but intensely gratified
at the handsome vote accorded him,
and whife he felt highly complimented.
he accepted it as an evidence that the
great mass of voters in South Carolina
approved of his efforts to conduct his
campaign on high principles, and that
they were in accord with his platform
to 'administer the laws of the state
fairly and impartially and to be a go.v
ernor of I h- entire state. without re
gaId to fet Tonal or sectional di fer
i certainly appreciate the vote
given me by the people of Charleston,"
he said. "1 cannot possibly thank
them in person. but I felt so assured
of their kind consideration that be
fore the recent primary I devoted my
time elsewhere. feeling assured that
Charleston would stand by me, as she
has so loyally done. I hope to be back
here in a few days and meet as many
of my Charleston supporters as possi- 3
ble. Another gratifying feature of
the recent vote was the very liberal
support given me by the mill districts.
I have always been a friend to the la
boring men, as evidenced by the unani
mous vote given me by every laboring
man who lives in my neighborhood,
but I have not been in public life be- C
fore, and had no way heretofore
to prove it, ana therefore cannot but
feel that the loyal way in which the
mill districts stuck by me is a tribute
well worth cherishing, and should I
become governor I will endeavor to
prove to those worthy citizens of our
state that they have not reposed their
trust in me unwisely."
"What do you think of your chances 1
in the second primary?" was queried t
by the reporter.
"They could scarcely be better and s
not be a certainty," replied Capt.
Heyward. "I believe practically every
vote given me in the first primary will
be accorded me in the second race. In
my case you see the support was the
spontaneous expression of people to
one whom they trusted. It was, I t
take it, a vote of love, affection and
respect and they will be just as ready
to give it to me in the second race as
they were in the first. I have every a
reason to count on the support of the s
friends of the defeated candidates. In
the campaign I treated every one of
my opponents fairly and gave them
every possible consideration. I have f
the good will of Dr. Timmerman,
Col. Tillman, Coal. Talbert, and Mr. r
Ansel. All of them I count as friend
ly to me and in the second race Ic
count on receiving the bulk of the
votes of each defeated candidate.
"The total vote, you see, recorded
up to date, is about 80,000, and using
that simply as a basis, 40,000 odd
votes will be required to elect. My 1
vote is already about 3'?,000, so I mere
ly have to get 9,000 votes out of thee
50,000 given to my opponents to give
me the required 40,000, These figures 1
are crude, hut they are practicallyt
about the way it will result and a
blind man can therefore see that my
chances are excellent. Just let my(
supporters remain true and then use 1
all fair and honorable methods of in-r
ducing the supporters of the defeated
candidates to join with them in their
support of me."
"What about your movements,
Capt. Heyward," inquired the newspa
per man. 1
"My movements," he replied, "willf
be largely governed by :ircumstanlces.
My plan is, however to continue the 1
fair, upright, honorable and highi
campaign which I have heretofore con-i
ducted. and knowing and believing, -
as I do, that it meets the full approval
of the State, my efforts will be to roll
up a large majorit.y so that there will t
be no question as to whether the peo
ple of South Carolina approve of the
manner of the campaign which justt
has been concluded."
A Brave Woman.
Nineteen prisoners of the county
jail at Covington, Tenn., made an
attempt to break out this morning in 1
the absence of the jailor, and nearly
succeeded. They had bored through
the top of the cage and were about to
break through the roof, when the wife
of Jailor Smith took a hand. She
armed a negro "trusty" and taking
her husband's shot gun, covered the
prisoners and kept them still until
her husband's return. The prisoners
were then forced to return to their
No Republican Ticket. 4
While the Democrats are holding
primaries, the Republicans in their
hopeless minority are keeping very (
quiet, says The State, of Columbia.1
There have been rumors that the Re
publicans would call a convention in
September anid put out a full state 4
ticket. A leader of that party stated,
the other day, that the Republican
state committee would meet in Sep
tember, but he felt sure that no con
vention would be called.
Burned to D)eath.]
In a fire at Gehring, Neb.. six peo-1
pl lost their lives. S. HI. McCumpsey,:
a machanic, started a fire with kero
sene. The can exploded, igniting the
clothes of McCumpsey, his wife, two
children, aged one year and four days.
respectively, and two other little
girls. The parents remained in the
burning house trying to save the chil
dren and all perished.
Killed by a Tramp.
Police (Jticer J. J1. Flowers was
killed just before daylight Thursday
by two tramps. at Bessemer, Ala.,
v while he and Oflicer Smithermanl were
looking for loiterers. They found twvo
white men in a box car and ordered
them to conme out. The men refused
to do so and as Flowers struck a!
mach he wa shot dead.
DR. LEN TOO LIBERAL.
There is Trouble Brewing for Him it
IN. Assec ation.
Dr. Len G. Broughton, of the
Bapt ist 'i'abernacle church, of Atlanta,
eems to be a litttle bit too liberal for
the other Baptist denominations oi
the city. and they have gone after
him. a louig with the Christian Index,
the State Baptist organ, with a hot
It is alleged that )r. Broughton is
receiving into his church members
from "'The (as the Index says) Camp
beilites and pedo-Baptists" without
such members being baptized by a
regularly organized minister of the
In other words, the inmersion by
.hristians or Primitive Baptists does
2wt go with the other Baptist church
's in Atlanta. and it is hinted that
[r. Brough ton will be carried up be
'ore the forthcoming session of the
tone M'luntain Baptist association,of
xhicli his church is a component part.
The i;t of evidence of the liberality
f thoight practised by Dr. Brough
;on's congregation is best told in a
,onversation had between a Methodist
avman aid a lady member of Dr.
[roughton's hurch last Sunday night
in the portico of the J aptist Taber
"Why, Mr. Blank," asked this lady,
aughing, "what is an old Methodist
ike you doing down here at a Bap
"I don't know that I'm ata Baptist
,hurch when I'm here," he replied.
She smilingly assented. "Well,
rou're about half right. It is about
alf way between Baptist and Metho
list," and that closed the incident.
Dr. Broughton and his church is
)opular with all other denominations
n the city, except the Catholics, and
nost of his audience every Sunday
light is composed of numbers ofother
:ongregations and non-church mem
TERROR OF CONGO STATE.
)ctopus Frequents Caverns and
Devours Men's Brains.
A Belgian otlicer just returned from
he Congo free State reports that in
he caverns of the Uelle river there
wells a species of octopus that pre
ents a grave danger to all who navi
;ate the river in small lboats, say an
ntwerp cable to toe Philadelphia
The strange beasts are called "meg
ve" by the natives, and are very num
rous in the neighborhood of the sta
ion of the Amadis, owing to the num
>er of rocks and caves in that reigon.
['hey attack the native canoes, capsiz
ng them easily with their tentacles,
.nd according to their state of hunger,
eizing one or two men.
The octopus drags his human prey to
is cavern, and there, without inflict
ng the slightest external wounds,
eeds on his victim's brains by insert
ng the points of his tentacles in his
iostrils. He generally keeps his prey
ifteen hours, then lets the body float
>t on the river.
"I was an eyewitness to a disaster
f this kind," says the Belgian. "A
anoe was capsized in the river and
ine of the three occupants disappear
:d. When the survivors swam ashore
hey told us that an octopus had turn
d over their boat and carried off their
"The next morning about 9 o'clock
he body was found floating and no
race of any wound could be found,
hile the only abnormal appearance
gas the swollen state of the nostrils.
)n examination It was found that
he brains had been extracted. The
atives of the Uelle all dread the
megwe' while those of the Itimbri
mow nothing of its existence."
Made the First Revolver.
Joseph Shirk, formerly of Lancas
er, Penn., the man who made the
irst revolver, died the other day. The
resent generation hardly imagines a
,me when there was no revolver, but
n truth it is a modern weapon and in
ts real efficiency only a few years old
-not to exceed 40. Before the civil
yar there were the old-fashioned pep
er boxes, which were dangerous to
he user; then camne the "navy,"
vhich had to be loaded like a musket,
uach barrel r'equiring separate atten
ion, and usually. being ineffective ex
ept at point-blank range.
Jimu Was Mistaken.
Just before the primary election Jim
['illman furnished this modest predic
,ion for publication in the Atlanta
3onstitution: "I am perfectly conti
lent I will be the next governor of
outh Carolina. It may not be pos
;ible for me to win in the first pri
nary, though I may; I will not be
nany votes shy of a clear majority. I
tm sure of winning in the second pri
Child Killed by Cow.
At ines, Ala., the thirteen-years
ldl daughter of William Holloman,
I r., was leading a cow to pasture, and
;lipped the rope over her wrist. The
xow was frightened and ran away into
he bushes, dragging the child behind
,er. No one saw the accident and
he was unconscious when found. She
lied that night.
A Fatal Swim.k
A special from Miles City says that
Sergeat Moon, of troop HI, Trhirteenth
avalry, was drowned while attempt
g to swim the Yellowstone river.
Eis body has not yet been recovered,
hough detachments of soldiers fromi
Fort Keoughi have been actively en
aged in a search for it.
Power of the Press.
The Columbia State says: "Thai
3ewspaper opposition is more effective
than newspaper support is again
Demonstrated in this campaign. It
was undoubtedly owing to the fight
'f the press, practically solid, that
Jim" Tillman came out so far be
Five Were Drowned.
Five members of a boating party oi
;ix employes of the Battle Creek sani
tarium were drowned Thursday night
in Lake Goguac, near Battle Creek,
Mich. Their rowboat was run dowi
by the steamer Welcome.
One Hundred and Sixty-Seven Routes
in This State.
GREAT INTEREST IS SHOWN. I
And the Postoffice Department Has 1
Received Many Applications
for Establishment of New
According to the otilcial list of the e
postoftice department in Washington, c
which list has just been compiled for 1
the use of the officials, South Carolina
from May 1. 1899 to July 1, 1902. has
been given 17 r;wial delivery routes. t
This is considerably in advance of a
number; of States larger than South 8
It is said that the demand for agents k
to lay out new routes in the State is
greater from South Carolina than al-- I
most any other State of her popula- n
tion. Interest in free rural delivery I
has in creased greatly in the last year n
and today there are on file at the de- a
partment in Washington a great many s
petitions from South Carolina. c
Following are the rural delivery of- I
flees in South Carolina, the date of es= _
tablishment, and the nurmber of routes P
now being operated:
Abbeville. May 1, 1899, three. t
Aiken, May 15, 1899, two. I
Bamberg, April 3, 1899, two. f
Barnwell, Nov. 1. 1901, one. b
Bennettsville, June 4 1900, five, si
Bishopvllle, Dec. 2, 1901, two, .
Blenheim, July 1, 1902, two. 1
Camden, Jan. 1. 1902, one. I
Cameron, May, 15, 1901, one. E
Campobello, Feb. 1, 1902, three. h
Central, Oct. 1, 1901, one. t'
Cherokee, Feb. 1, 1902, one. F
Chesterfield, Feb. 1, 1902, one. 0
Chicks Springs, Feb. 1, 1902, one. a
Columbia, Nov. 1, 1901, one. i1
Cope, Feb. 1, 1902, two. c
Cordova, Nov. 1, 1901, one. h
Cottageville, Oct. 1, 1901. C
Cowpens, Feb. 1, 1902, one. ti
Darlington, April 2, 1900, two.
Denmark, Nov. 1, 1901, one. R
Dillion, April 2, 1900. h
Edisto Island, March 1.5. 1900, one. I
Elloree, Dec. 2, 1901, two. R
Fairplay, June 16, 1902, one. t
Fort Mill-January 1, 1902, two. n
Fort Mott-November 1, 1901, one. t
Fountain Inn, December 2, 1901, A
Getsinger, October 1, 1901 one. h
Gaycourt, May 1, 1902, one.
Greenville, March 15, 1900 three. R
Greenwood, May 1, 1899, two. d
Greer. February 1, 1902, one. v
Hammer, February 1, 1902, one. a
Hickory, April 1, 1902, one.
Inman, February 1, 1902, two.
Johnston, June 1,1899, three.
Lanford Station, June 2, 1902, one.
Latta, July 1, 1902, one.
Laurens, June 2.1902, one.
Leesville, February 1, 1902, two.
Lewiedale, November, 1, 1901, one.
Lexington, May 15, 1901, one.
Liberty, October 2, 1901, two.
Lowndesville, December 2, 1901, ~
McColl, A pril 2, 1909, one- a
Moore, May 1, 1900, one.
Mountville, June 2, 1902, two. t
Newberry, August 1, 1901, one.
Nichols, July 1, 1902, one.
Ninety-Six, A pril 1, 190 , one. t
North, November 1, 1901, one- a
Orangeburg, March 1, 1899 three. c
Peak July 1, 1902, one.
Prosperity, May 1, 1899, two.
Rapley, F~eb. 1, 1902, one.
Ridge Spring, Dec. 1, 1901, two. t
Rock Hill, Jan. 1902, four.
Rowesville, May 15, 1901, one. a
St. George, Dec. 2, 1901 two.
~St. Matthews. Nov. 1. 1901, one.
Saluda, June 1, 1899, two.
Seneca, May 1, 1899, four.
Simpsonville, Dec. 2, 1901. three. t
Sigh's, May 1, 1899, two.
Smoak's, Dec. 2, 1901, two.
Spartanburg, Aug. 15, 1899, four.
Springfield, Dec. 2, 1901, one.
Sumter, Nov. 1, 1901, one.
Traveller's Rest, Feb. 1, 1902, one.
Trenton, Jiuly, 1, 1902, two.
Waterloo, March 15, 1900, one.
Wellford, Jan. 1, 1902, two-.
Westminister, Oct. 1, 1901, three, j
Wooidruff, Oct. 1, 1901, two.
Yorkville, July 1, 1902, two.
Anderson, Oct. 1, 1901, eight.
Belton, May 1, 1899, four.
Easly, Oct. 1, 1901. five.
Hlonea Path, Feb. 1, 1901 two.
Iva, Oct. 1, 1901, four.
Pelzer, Oct, 1. 1901, two-.f
Pendleton, Oct. 1, 1901, four.
Piedmont, Oct. 1, 1901, two-.
Starr, Oct. 1, 1901, two.f
Townville, Oct. 1, 1901, two.
Williamston, Oct. 1, 1901, two. ~
Caused By a Cat.
A terrible explosion of gunpowder
occurred at 2 o'clock Wednesday after
noon in the cabin of William Hollo
man, a negro, on the plantation of
Mr. Gib. Lowe, five miles from Wash- ~
ington, Wilkes County, Ga., and as a
result Lily Holoman, aged 15, is dead,
while Prince Hlolloman, aged 7, and
Jesse Holloman, aged 6, are seriously
injured. The parents oif the children 1
were attending the great negro camp
meeting at Liberty Hill, near Wash
ington, and departed at once for their
home upon receiving information of I
the accident. A bottle of gunpowder :1
was standing upon the mantelpiece,
when a eat jumped from the loft and 1
knocked it on the floor and partly into
the fire. The children were stunned I
and burned by the explosion. Lily
was thrown into convulsions, whichC
terminated in her death a few hours 1
A Fatal Error.1
At Richmond, Va.. Sunday morn
ing J. D. Wilson, a well known young
man. shot and instantly killed his
friend, G. E. Apperson. The fami- 1
lies of the two occupied the same
house. Apperson's family was away
and Apperson had changed his sleep
ing room. Wilson, hearing a noise in
the room, proceeded to investigate.
Seeing a form which, in the dark, he
suposed to be that of a burglar. he t
challenged, and receiving no answer,
I ired with the above result. Both the
amiliesarem highly connected.
HEYWARD WILL WIN. I
What An Up-Country Man Says
About the Second Race.
The primary election upset calcula
tions of every sort and knocked many
>redictions awry. Its results and what
he second primary will develop con
inue to excite discussion and specula
"Since it has been decided that Col. 1
V. J. Talbert will contend with Capt.
). Clinch Heyward in the second pri
nary," said a business man from the
?iedmont belt, Friday, to a reporter
>f the News and Courier. "there can c
carcely be any doubt as to the out- t
ome. I know something of the drift 1:
f sentiment in Anderson, Oconee, t
ickens and Greenville, where Ansel
tolled probably 10 per cent. of his c
'ote, and it seemed to be generally c
inderstood that Ansel should get the s
hulk of the votes in the first primary f
,nd in the second primary they would 3
o to Heyward. It was not believed, t
en in that section, where Ansel is t
nown and esteemed, that he would u
> in the second race, but Piedmont t
olk were going to vote for him, willy- n
illy. It was not that they esteemed t
leyward less, but they loved Ansel t
core-and they stuck to him, as they il
]ways have done. Now, however, n
inpe Ansel is no longer a factor to be t
onsidered, the major part of his a
7,000 and more votes will go to Hey- a
ard. Coming developments will s4
rover the truth of what I say. k
"As for Dr. Timmerman's vote, t:
here is no reason to believe that ih
eyward will get scanty recognition e:
com it. If the Doctor's vote coin e:
e identified it would reveal his t
rength with what, for the want of a
better game, I would call the re- o
gious or church-going class. The
)octor is an active member of the
Baptist Church, and, you remember, e
e was not at all worried over the in
rrogations anent his habits by the
rev. Mr. Betts. The Doctor received
ver 6,000 votes, and if the deacons
nd preachers had been in the major- a
y in this state he would have suc
eeded McSweeney, and there wouldn't
ave been any second race. either.
ertainly he is to be congratulated on
be character of the vote he got. t
"The friends of Col. Talbert say he
rill secure Tillman's vote. Suppose
e does, every single one of them. C
[eyward goes into the second primary
ith 1,939 more votes to his credit
ban the combined strength of Till
ian and Talbert. And if you don't a
pink Heyward is more invincible in t)
,nsel's stronghold than Talbert, I beg
direct your attention to the tabu
Lted fact that from the remnant vote
ft by Ansel to his competitors Hey- b
'ard got 530 to Talbert's 201 in An- A
erson, 579 to Talbert's 240 In Green
ille, 213 to Talbert's 84 in Pickens
nd 347 to Talbert's 64 in Oconee.
'ow that's official." d
EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES. P
:xperience of a Georgian That Many 0
Carolinians Can Appreciate. fl
Below is given the expense account s:
f a Hall county 3andidate who favor- g
d a late primary. From this time on
e says he will always be in favor of
n early primary, although he will
ever be a candidate again. Here is
be way he put it down:
"Lost 4 months and 33 days can
assing; 1,349 hours thinking about
be election; 5 acres of cotton; 23
cres of corn; a whole sweet potato
rop; 4 sheep; 5 shoats; and I beef I
iven to barbecus; 2 front teeth and a
onsiderable quantity of hair in a a
ersonal skirmish. Gave 97 plugs of
bacco; 7 Sunday school books, 2 pair
f suspenders; 4 calico dresses; 7 dolls 1
nd 13 baby rattlers.
"Told 2,889 lies; shook hands 23,
75 times; talked enough to have
ade in print 1,000 large volume sizec
f patent oflice reports; kissing 126
abies; kindled 14 kitchen fires, cut 3
ords of wood; 474 bundles of fodder;
icked 774 pounds of cotton: helped
ull 7 wagon loads of corn; dug 14
ushels of potatoes; toated 27 buckets
f water; put up 7 stoves; was dog- I
it 4 times, watch broken by baby, ~
ost 3~ to have repaired.
"Loaned out three barrels of flourg
0 bushels of meal, 150 pounds of
acon, 37 pounds of butter, 12 dozen
ggs, 3 umbrellas, 13 lead princils, 1
ibe dictionary. 1 nmowblade 2 hoes'.
overcoat, 5 boxes paper collars, none
f which have been returned.
"Called my opponent a perambulat
ig liar-doctor's bill $10. Had five
rguments with my wife-result: One
ower vase smashed, 1 broom handle
roken, 1 dish of hash knocked off the
able, 1 shirt bosom runined, 2 hand
ul whiskers pulled out, 10 cents worth S
f sticking plaster brought, besides
Result of a Quarrel. f
Lizzie Hall, 26 years olpl, and Joseph t
~ampbell are dead, and an unknown c
ian is dying in Bellevue hospital, t
few York, as the result, the police t
ay, of a quarrel in the woman's apart- E
ents. According to the police, the a
wo men entered the apartments and t
quarrel ensued, during which four r
hots were tired. The Hall woman r
ived in three small rooms in the rear t
f the first Iloor of the house, which a
s a large tenement house. Her almost f
Lude body was found on the floor of I
he bedroom. with a bullet hole In her ;
ieart. Campbell's body, fully dressed
.nd also shot through the heart, was
ying behind that of the woman. The
known man lay dying in the same
oom. a bullet having entered the base C
if his brain and shattered the spinal c
:olumn. According to the tenants in t
he house, the two men entered the ']
voman's apartments Wednesday fore- c
ioon. Sounds of quarreling were c
leard soon after, and one woman says I
he heard four shots fired in rapid I
uccession. She ran from her room i
i~cross the street to the quarters of a(
ire engine company, where she told of
he shooting. The police were sum
noned and took charge of the prem
ses. A revolver with four empty
hambers was found in the room.
Homicide inl Lancaster.
In a ditticulty in the Dwight sec- 1
ion of Lancaster county Thursday
amuel E. Usher was shot and in
tantly killed by John A. Steele. I
anth w prominent farmers.
SAYS HE WILL WIN.
2l. Talbert Hopeful of Winning in
A reporter for the Augsta Chronicle
alled on Col. Talbert while he was
n that city on last Friday and inter
'iewed him about his race for gover
tor. He said it was true that he had
een successful in the primary to the
xtent stated. le showed a telegram
ie had just received from Col.
ilie Jones, chairman of the Dem
cratic party in South Carolina, of
iciaIly informing Col. Talbert that
te had run second and would be in
he second race.
"I was sure of it all along," the
olonel assured ne. "I new it was a
lose race, but, after the first returns
tarted in, I never for a moment lost
with that I would win over all but
Ir. Heyward. The newspapers, in
heir enterprise, did all in their power
o secure the returns quickly and all
f them-including The Chronicle,
he first paper I ever subscribed to in
y life, by the way-was wrong with
he others. The Coumbia State seems
have hit it about right this morn
g and the tip The Chronicle got last
ight was riglit. B3ut I see you went
:2Charleston for further information,
nd the returns collected by the News
nd Courier did not make me out as
!cond in the run. But, gracious
nows, I am not saying a word against
te newspapers. What to my mind
remarkable is the endeavor, the
fterprise, the work, that they have
rpended in collecting the returns, and
oat they could be as accurate as they
re in the necessary hasty collecton
news is marvellous.
STANDS ON HIS PLATFORM.
"(Oh, I don't know about a 'second
mpaign.' I am going over to Co
mbia on the 1 o'clock train and will,
suppose, meet the officers of the
arty, and will be guided by the direc
on they give. In the second race,
in the first, I stand on the platform
enunciated in the campaign. Plat
>rms were made to stand upon.
"The outcome? Youngman, Iam as
asitive of success as you are sitting
iere. I don't want to be considered
3astful, but there is no more question
bout ray election as governor of South
arlind than there is that there is
be a governor to succeed Miles B.
"Well, I declare I can not think of
nything I could say of the campign
sat would interest you. The second
rimary is on Sept. 9 next."
Col. Talbert is very enthusiastic
ver the outlook. He has a large num
er of friends and well wishers in
.ugusta and when it became known
3at he was in the city a number of
entlemen called on him. Many at
-mpted to' condole with him on his
efeat, but he quickly turned sym
athy into congratulation by showing
de official telegram from the state
airman. The news quickly got
at that he had run in second and
as in the second primary and friends
ocked abont him to congratulate
im to the extent of putting on a
nail sized ovation to the distin
The Educational Revival.
There is being awakened a wide
pread interest in education. Through
at the country the attention of the
eople is being called to this great
jatter. The condition of our schools,
oth secular and denominational, is
eing looked carefully into, and large
lans for their improvement are be
ig projected. Specially do the schools
the rural regions call-for immedi
te and thoughtful attention. Our
:heme of public school education in
be country, in many places, is scarce
rworthy the name, and is hardly
tore than excuses for schools, says
de Baptist Union. With miserable
ouses, only the most simple and
rude apparatus, poorly equipped
sachers, only a few months in ses
on, and with inadequate direction
nd superintendence, it is quite im
ossible to have such schools as the
ties demand. It is high time our
eople were moved in this matter.
'ublic schools have come to stay, and
ey must be made adequate to the
reat work c'mmitted to them. The
est men in the country should be
ade superintendents and school coin
issioners, and should give them
elves with great seriousness and in
ustry to the charge of the duties of
his ottice. The best men in the
ommunity should deem it an honor
o be permitted to serve on the school
oard. Fewer and better houses
bould be secured, trained and mature
eachers employed and more months
cupied. These things our people
ould demand and continue to de
and until they are secured. Let it
e understood that our schools are not
imply to furnish employment to the
avorte daughters of a neighborhood,
ut a place for honest and hard work
n the part of men and women that
ave been highly and thoroughly
rained for their life work. Let our
eople be stirred to serious thought and
ction in these things, and not take it
or granted that things are bound to
emain as they are. Speak out in
eeting whenever things are not what
hey ought to be. It Is the right of
n honest tax-payer to get the best
or his money, and nowhere is it so
2portant to get the best as in our
A Family of Suicides.
Coroner Green Tuesday held an in
uest over the body of Bessie Code,
olored who died Monday night from
he effr ets of morphine poisoning.
The verdict of the jury was that she
ame to her death from an overdose
f morphine administered by her own
and. It was a case of suicide. She
tad attempted once before to kill her
elf. Just a few weeks ago Eugene
ede, her brother, took his own life.
;uicides among negroes were unknown
tntil a few years ago.-State.
Sand Bagged to Death.
Fred West, of Boston, is dead at
;aratoga N. Y., from the effects of
teing sandbagged. West had just
merged from a club house when he
vas set upon by two men who beat
im down and emptied his pockets of
van thousand dollars.
THE STEEL TRUST.
It Is Now Worth Over One Billion
EARNS HALF A MILLION DAILY.
The Figures Made in the Affidavits
Are Skyscrapers. It Has a. Sur
plus of Sixty-five Millions.
At Trenton, N. J.. Wednesday, the
United States Steel corporation filed
in the court of chancery an answer to
the amended bill of complaint of J.
Aspinwall Hodge, Bernard Smith and
William H. Curtiss, to restrain the
proposed conversion of $200,000,000 7
per cent. preferred stock into $200,
000,000 5 per cent. second mortgage
The answer denies that the books of
the corporation show Curtiss to be the
owner of any stocks of the concern.
Smith, it is averred, did not own any
stock of record until June 24, 1902,
after the plan of conversion had been
adopted, an.d that the stock now
recorded in nmiah's ame was voted
in favor of the plan.
Hodge, it is admitted, owns 100
shares of stock, but it is alleged that
he was not present at the stockholders'
meeting when the plan was submitted
and that his stock was not voted either *
by himself or proxy.
It is denied that fifteen or more of t
the directors of the steel corporation
are members of the syndicate, through
which the preferred stock was to be
converted into bonds.
It is admitted that some of the
rectors are members of the syndicate,
but that this fact was communicated -
to every stockholder in the circular of
April 17, 1902, in the following words:
"To further the success of the plane
there has been formed a syndicate, in- >
cluding some directors, who Il re='
ceive four-fifths of the 4 per cent.
commission to be paid under the con- "
traot with J. P. Morgan & Co., men
tioned in the notice of stockholders'
The answer says that the directors
in the corporations are a minority in
the board of directors, but they-are
large stockholders and favored the
conversion plan because they believed,
it would-be advantageous to themas
It is denied that any stockholders
had been offered special terms in Con
nection with converting their pre
ferred stock into bonds in order to se
cure their affirmative votes for the t
It is denied that the $50,000,000 of
additional capital which at was pro- _
posed to obtain was needed for pur- .
poses that were chargeable to the earn
ings of the company.
The answer then takes up the line
of argument made in the affidavit of
George W. Perkins, chairman of the
finance committee, filed last week, In
which Mr. Perkins claimed that this
additional $50,000,000 was needed to
pay for improvements and to give the
company a larger surplus to permit It
to do a cash business and be protected
against a money stringency in the
event of a business depression. The .
answer says the earnings of the cor
poration for the year ending-(March
31, 1902, were $111,603,054; for the :
month of April, 1902, $12,320,7166;
May, $13,120,390; June, 12,220,360;
July, estimated at $11,900,000, or at
the rate of $150,000,000 a year.
An inventory islfiled to show that '
the company's property Is worth
$1,400,000,000-more than the comn.
bined par value of the preferred and
common stocks. It is stated also that -
the company's surplus is $65,000,000. ~
The answer emphasizes the point
raised by Mr. Perkins to the effect
that the conversion plan would reduce -
the fixed charges of the company and
be advantageous to 1a11 stockholders,
both preferred and common.
A Care for Insomnia
How many of us, asks the London ~
Daily Mail, ever give our lungs a full
draught of the fresh air that is the
life of the whole body? We all know
what our lungs are for. We all
breathe at least thirty times a min
ute. Yet we practically never breathe
with all our lungs; never breathe
properly. It is possible for a man
to exercise his whole body, to keep It
strong and well, simply by breathing
properly. Every child should be
taught to breathe, and to get into
the habit of filling the whole lung
space at each inhalation and of empty
ing it completely at each exhalation.
Do you know there is no better way of
getting to sleep soon after going to
bed than by breathing properly?
Here is a specimen breathing exercise:
Push away your pillow and lie flat
upon your back with your muscles re
laxed. Slowly draw in the deepest
breath possible, hold it for four sec
onds, then slowly expel it until your
chest and abdomen have collapsed.
Repeat this until you are tried or
This In Michigan.
Walter Lemerand, lately from
Toledo, Ohio, went to his home at
Monroe, Mich., on Friday, and found
a man, a Frenchman named Jos.
Labarge, also of Toledo, in the house
with his wife. A quarrel ensued,
Labarge finally running from the
house. An otficer attempted to ar
rest him. ,vhen he ran down Third
street. a crowd pursuing. The cry
"Assaulter:" was raised and the mob
began to shoot. Labarge ran into a
corn field. where he was surrounded
and shot dead, a bullet penetrating
his heart. Mrs. Lemerand said: "The
man was sitting in the parlor with
me when my husband came home. q
There was nothing wrong." Mrs.
Lemerand said that she and TLaharge
had planned an elopement. An
autopsy was performed on Labarge's
body and the inquest will be held later.
Two men whose shots killed Labarge
are known, but no arrests will be
made until after the inquest.
MORE trouble is reported from the
Philippines. The Moros, the fiercest
tribe, Mohammedanshby religion and
assassins by trade, have signified a de- -
sire to tight. Gen. Chaffee has been
instructed to accommodate them, and
we will likely have lurid reports of