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VOL.XVI. ~ANN1G, .C. WEDESDY. OVE~ j %3,1902 NO 17
It Amounted to Almost Nothiag In
the Recent Election.
THE VOTE FOR CONGRMSSMEN.
The Tabulation of the I by
the State Board of Canvas
sers ol' the State
The Republican vote in this State
in the recent election amounted to
almost nothing. The 1)enocratic vote
was not very heavy either. The tig
ures on the constitutional amenrnent
to section 2 of article VII.. relat ing
to counties and county government.
show that a total vote of 2,.sl was
cast in the recent election. O1f this
there were 26.454 votes in favor of
the proposed amendment and only
1,365 against it. About the same to
tal was cast in the several counties
for State oflicers. none of the Demo
cra'ic nominees having oppositioin.
In the last general election with a
presidenttal contest on to draw out
vote-s the 1)emocratic nominee for
governor, who had no opposition. re
.ceived a total of 46,4-7 votes. The
total vote for the Democratic nompi
nee who had no opposition, in 119S
was 28,159, about what this year's
One of the most noteworthy
facts about the last election is that
the Republicans, nearly all of whom
are negroes did not trouble themselves
to vote even in the contests in which
they had candidates. The negro vote
this year amounts to practically noth
ing as will be seen by a glance at the
returns given below from the several
congressional races, in all of which,
save one, there was a Republican can
In 1900 the vote by districts for
Democratic and Republican nominees
was as follows:
First district.........3,666 1,378
Second district... .6.713 156
Third district.........7,834 203
Fourth district. . . 8.189 251
Fifth district.... ...654 183
Sixth district..... .7,506 395
Seventh District. .. .7.285 534
Of course there has been a rear
rangement of districts, but this makes
no difference for the purpose of show
ing how greatly the negro vote has
fallen off this year.
Even in Georgetown county the ne
-groes did not seem to vote this year to
-extent. This is shown by the vote
in the contest for members of the
.general assembly, the last named be
ing the Republican nominee and a ne
-gro: M. W. Pyatt 1.195, J. W. Doar
1,054, J. W. Bolts 135. This result
in this county removes the last negro
member of the general assembly.
Bolts being at present one of the
members from Georgetown, the only
negro in the house.
The congressional vote as published
by The State is as follows:
Legare. Prioleau. Total.
Charleston.. 1,338 56 1,394
Berkcele. . .. 396 . 65 461
Colleton . .-. 850 24 . 874
Dorchester.. 490 14 504
Clarendon - . 675 16 691
3,749 175 3.924
Aiken. Scott. Total.
Pickens.......616 7 623
Oconee.-.--.-..-. 60 1 561
Anderson..1,14 28 1,182
Abbeville.... 829 :~ 834
Oreenwood . .. 991 2 993
Newberry.... 932 15 947
5,082 58 5,140
Croft. Dixon. Total.
Aiken.... 1,07- 2 1,075
Bamberg . . .-. 530 11t 541
Barnwell ... St;l 20 SS1
Beaufort.... 430 213 3
Edgetield... . 740 ... 744
Saluda......- 906 1 907
Hampton . . 574 . . . 74
3,134 247 5.381
Johnson. Bllalock. Total.
Laurens....- 1,034 11 1.045
Spartanburg 1,693 21 1,714
Greenville..- 1.058 17 1,075
Union......-857 12 89
4,642 61 4,7031
Finley. White. Total.
Cherokee. ..- 719 - - 719
Chester.... 514 2 51c
York.-.-..-..-. 3 10 745
Fairtield. ... 387 1 38
Kershaw . . . . 361 7 38
Lancaster....- 920 14 934i
Chesterfield.. 899 ..- 89U
4,353 34 4.569
Marion-.-.-..-.--- -- - 5
H orr .. ... .. . .. ... 530
Florence.... .. ...-.--.- - 3
Williamshurg. .. .. . . ...-.- 04
Lever. D~autz.ler. Total.
Richland . .. .:32: 15 3
Sumter...... 422 as 45
Orangebuirg .Il.71 S 100 i -28
Lexington. .. 1.227 2 62
Lee-..-.-.... 530 6 5
Four votes were cast in the .seco-d
district in Edgetield county f'or E. S.
.Shot His Rliva!.
In a fit of jealousy Tho-nas Mlitchll.
aged $8. a cripple shot and instantly
killed Elkins Weatherby. need %
years. Weatherby was to have been
married to Mi1ss Lavinia Miorris. with
whom it is said MIit.chell was in ove.
All concerned arc prominent people
and live at Weatherby. Dickerson
0 IBX N OT H WVI T H 0.1T F 0 D.
I ig.ht Perss~ii~ :.iuvive thle Terris)
O:-el ant .Eight Die.
ner h picked ut ,nI raft bY the Brit
1s' (lp ofwn r I I nUi . were rescue<
!atThursday ,sixzy mniles fromi -es
ing Island. lthe s n i ihe wreck
Thev had been drtin since ()tibe
9, withom -h1y U' o e xcept two ap
pIies. Each apiple wascu !'t "it sixtei
pieces. there beinr liteen men a
the stewardess on the raft when i
left tie vncek(. 'lrce ot ihe me!
be'," ~cam maddenmed L b dinking soi
w ater an(i leaped o .
others and hbe stewvardess - d o
stara itoi and x r.
The surisors ,utfered a"onizingi:
:n t he raft. vTis 12 feet leng Ib
7 fte'- wiiI.. it was half
S;\i ver y sVsept overV 0. 'inen
ln its occupants.
01nI the night of November 11 thi
castaways saw the ilihts of a steamne
lid shouted franicalliy. The steame
lowered a , at. which passed withi'
I ifty yards Of the raft. Then. al
thol.uh those (n the raft continuet
shouting. the hw.t tu rned andt wei
back to the steamer. aLiparently no
having heard the cries for help. Af
ter this despondency seiz'ed the oceu
pants of the raft. One (f them trie(
to ap pease his hunMer by chewingI hi
1andk erchief. \Nen the Penguin'
boat weit a .lie the ra t (Ily on
f the shpwrecked wii. was ahe t,
stand.~ All of them were in a mo~s1
emaciated condition. and their faces
hands and legs were raw from exposur(
to the sun and water. All hope o
tinding the remaining forty person
from the Elingamite has been aban
The co.rrespondent of The Dailb
Mail at Wellinaton. N. Z.. cableL
that the eight survivors of the steamel
Elingamite, who were rescued on z
raft by the British survey steamei
Penguin, admit that while theii
minds were unhinged by hunger somin
of them prolonged life by drinking
the blood of their companions. Thit
was mostly done by mutual consent o:
two parties. incisions being made it
their skins and each sucking the bloot
of the other simultaneously. Thost
of the castaways refusing to do thi!
nere "tapped" whilst they wer
asleep. and it is alleged that th<
stewardess died of exhaustion througi
loss of blood taken by this process
The correspondent adds that the stori
of the survivors has caused a feelini
of horror in Wellington, their actior
being regarded as inexcusable, as th<
raft was only four days and a hal:
Fleeced All Alike.
Two bandits held up a gaming der
in Minneapolis, 'Minn., on last Thurs.
day night and secured S1.943 frorr
the score of players and proprietors
meanwhile seriously wounding Hlarve3
Howard. the colored porter. -Th(
gambling place is located some dis
tance from the centre of the city, al
the end of a trolley line. Each rob
ber used a dark colored handkcrchie
to shield the lower part of his face
There are two entrances to the plac
and the bandits appearing simnultane.
ously at either door ordered the in
mates to hold up their hands. Trh(
score of players and attendants wer<
then aligned on one side of the roon
and while the bandit leader kept then
covered with his revolver, his assistan1
rifed pockets and tills. While the
robbery was in progress Steve Carlson
who lodges upstairs, looked in. II
made a hasty exit with four bullet!
fired after him. Then Hlarvy How
ard. the colored porter, aroused fromn
a nap, bounded in to learn the caust
and bounded out again, but two bul
lets, one in each leg. tumbled him int
the street, where he lay for half a]
hour until some of the robbed mer
carried him into the place after th4
bandits had left. The robbers backet
out, keeping the crowd covered witl
their revolvers until they themselve;
ad disappeared in the darkness.
Half a dozen detectives and a. posset
of citizens hastened to the scene, but
search for the robbers thus far ha:
Three Rtobbers Shot.
The three Mexican robbers whi
murdered Rtobert Rtemmel. an En
glishmani in 1901 . were legally sho
Friday upon the spot where thi
tragedy occurred. Others who were
concerned in the murder were sent ti
prison for long terms. In June, 1901
Rrobert Remmel, an English manage
of mines near Zacuelgan, in the Stat
of Mexi~o. was killed in his own hous
by a band of robbers. Reminl an<
his wife, with a considerable amoun
of money and jewels, intended to de
part next day for England. There
were twelve men in the band. The:
went to Remmel's house. which wa
in a solitary place and found the En
glishman in bed. IIe heard the nois
and told his wife to hide her jewels
ie then admitted the men and show~
e them a box containing his money
The robbhers teok the money and sho
him dead in theC presence of his wife
On pain of immediate death Mrs
Remmel gave up her jewels. The mei
were about to kill Mrs. Remmel bu
wee frighited away and she esctpe
nd hid in the woods until morning
The Mexican authorities have spen
over a year in tracking~ the~ ro~ers
ll of wh lom were captured. The
were givenm a trial, the judge ini tht
ase~ being sent from the City of Mexi
lDied on a Traini.
T he Augusta Chroniele say s a whit
man, aged about thIirtyv years. wa
ondi dead on, the o;utgroing j Cenr
tain of Wed nesdayv mning. j IUS
T i'm a we t he iiisco very whenii h
appoahed the man to oll et i
ticet. On his persun wer e founi
papr wmL'%hich idenL'titied hi m is ame
yinnmey, of H ernd(onI. Ga. Two ticket'
iod tor passag'es from H erndon
.1 u-.ust and et urn were a~s i lundt
Ca1)tn Thoma~s reiiCimebe r at thi
mana wa'Ls put 'on the trafn at .ugus~t
that ' e.. ugh .to beSi wt Ai as hLti
sifeee ti beC Ln pain, comphdaced
geat deal, andi rpeatedly an~edl fi
water. Hie did not seeml to be deepi
nder the iniluenen of liioner.
FRM HE RET -R"_.
The Vote Cast Recently for Governor
i THE NEW HOUSE AND SENATE.
r 1oster Showing the Large Percent
age or New Timber in Lav
3akin; ianich of the
The tabulation of the Vote cast in
the recent State elecion has been
completed. It shows that the only
callieate. lion. i). C. Heocywanrd re
c'ved a totalof :1.817 votes. the vote
for tle other State oteers be-ing
slightly below these figures. The vote
for Mr. Heyward by counties wats as
follows: Abbeville S:S. Aiken 1041.
Anderson 1134. Bamberg 533:. Barn
well89:3. Beaufort 546, Berkeley 401.
Charleston 1195. Cherokee 6S2, Ches
ter 525, Chesterfield 905. Clarendon
414. Colleton SOS, Darlington 436.
I Dorchester 455. Edgetield 7S2. Fair
field 415, Florence 62o. Georgetown
10'. Greenville 10,81. (reenwood 999.
, Hampton 5:3, Hlrrv 555. Kershaw
472. 1Lancast<-r !4!. Laurens. 1070.
Lee 5 Lexington 1187. Marion 0,.
Marlboro 3.4. Newberrv 945. Oconee
571, Orange-hurg 1557,. Picket.s 633.
Richland 346, Saluda 913. Spartan
hurg 1-51. Sumter 4(9, Union 861,
Williamsburg 705, York 707. Spartan
burg County cast the largest vote and
Orangeburg County the second largest.
The roll printed below of the mem
bers of the new general assembly,
which is complete, we take from the
Columbia State. The new members of
both h'ouses are indicated by an aster
isk. Here is the role:
Abbeville-J. R. Blake, Abbeville.*
Aiken-W. E. Johnson, Aiken.*
Anderson-J. K. Hood, Anderson.*
Bamberg-S. G. 3ayfield, Den
Barnwell-Robert Aldrich, Barn
Beaufort-Thomas Talbird, Beau
Berkeley-E. T. Dennis, Sr., Mac
Charleston-Geo. Von Kolnitz,
Cherokee-T. B. Butler, Gaffney.*
Chester-P. L. Hardin. Chester.*
Chesterfield-Edward McIver. Che
Clarendon-C. M. Davi, Manning.*
Colleton-Jiames E. P e u r i f o y.
Darlington-Ge. W. Brown, Dar
Dorchester-T. W. Stanland, Sum
Edgetield-J. C. Sheppard, Edge
Fairfield--G. W. Ragsdale; Winns
Florence-J. W. Ragsdale, Flor
Georgetown.-Le Grand Walker.
Greenville-A. II. Dean. Greenville.
Greenwood-J. M. Gaines, Green
Hlampton-E. F. Warren, Hlamp
Horry-J. A. McDermott, Conway.
Kershaw--J. T. Hay, Camden.
Lancaster-W. C. Hough. Lancas
ILaurens-0. P. Goodwin, Laurens.
Lee-T. G. McLeod, Bishopville.*
Lexington--W. HI. Sharpe, Ed
Marion-Jamnes Stackhouse. Marion.
Marlboro-C. S. McCall, Bennetts
Newberry -Geo. S. Mower, New
Oconee-E. L. Hendon, WValhalla.
Orangeburg-Thomnas M. Rtaysor
Pickens-C. H. Carpenter. Pickens*
Rlichland-J. Q. Marshall, Colum
'Saluda-.T. 3L Forest. Saluda.*
Spartanburg-D. E. Hlydrick Spar
Sumter-Rl. I. Manning. Sumter.
-Union -J. T. Douglass, n ion.
Williamsburg-A. HI. Williams.
York-Jr. S. Brice, Yorkville.
Abbeville-M. P. DeBruhl, Abbe
ville: M. G. Donald,* Due West: J. D).
jAiken-G. RI. Webb. Langley; G.
L. Tolle.* Aiken: Rt. J. Wade, * Mont
morenei: B. F. Hlolmes.*
Anderson-G. A. Rankin, Equality:
J. B. Leaverett,* Moscow: M. P.
Tribble,*~ Anderson: W. P. Wright:*
S.N ea rman,* Hlonea Path.
Bamberg- Dr. .J. B. Black* and .
Spann Dowling.* Bamberg.
Barnwell-.J. 0. Patterson. Barn
well: W. Chester Smith,* Williston:
Beaufort-C. J. Colcock, ilidgeland;
Js. Glover,* J. C. Bailey.*
Berkeev-E. J. Dennis, Jr., Mac
beth: G. W. D~avis,* S. W. Russell.*
Chiarleston-Hluger Sinkler, W. T.
Logan. Rt. S. Whaley, Charleston: Rt.
M. Lof'ton. McClellanville: E. M. Sea
brook. Edisto Island: D). L. Baker.*
as. Hlerbert* and B. P. Carey,* Char
Cherokee-W. J. Kirby.* W. Jud
on Sarratt. *
Chester--A. L. G;aston, Chester:
Jnlo. M. Wise," Ilsellville: T. C.
Chesterfield---G. K. Laney, Ches
treld: W. 1P. Pollock, Cheraw.
nig: .In1. C. Lanham * Summerton:
laph s. D esChamnps, Pinewood.(
Colleton.-W. 11. F-ox. Osborn:.I. W.
1111 Couttageville: W. D> Benanett,*
Da)-rlngton-W-\. E. Ja mes-. 'lmetto:
1. R. Coggcshall. lDarlington: 11. (G.
Edg .etield--T. S. Rtainsford, IRopers:
1airtIie16 --W. .1. Johlnson. Rlidge
war: C. '-. Fordt'.'iT. W. Traylor.
F iorence --J. N. l um111 phrey, Carters
vle: . 1:. (Gaiuse." lorence: J. W.i
Geio rgetown-- M. W. Pyatt. George
town: J. W. Uar. " Georgetown.
e,-- l-I-n. A non and
Lewis I lurranI. reten vilne -v l .
\Vino, Camphellr: Wm. L. Maul
din. Ureenville: Ge o. N. ichard
G;reenwXood -.1. 1I. Bro ks. Cam
brid'ge: 1). 11. 3;agili. I Greeiwoud: P.
I;. 2allison. ( reenwo.V(01
Ilamptoi--T. t). Middleton. J. '.
IHorrv--.J eremniah Smnith. Counway:
I).D. ~arelsn.*Conwa y.
Nershaw- \1 . L. Smith, Camden;
J. G. ILichards. Liberty iJ.
Lanaster -T. Yancer WXillians.
L1cUsecr: 0. 'W. Potts' 1Pleasant
Laurens-4Al. A. Cooper. Laurens;
11. WN. Nichols. TUmbli)1n1g S-hoals; XW.
C. Irhy. . .
I atebu r: I>. P. i'ird, Lexington; J.
Mr..rio 'a.1. E. .ia:rneg.a n. TIoby: T.
F. -takhouse, Iilhn: .1. C. Maie.
a. , MiColl..
nettsv ille: N1ev. We!co:ie unick.4
:;ennettsville, and J. P, unch. Blen
Newberry-Arthur Kibler. New
berry: .1. F. Banks. Slighsi: E, 1f,
A uL. Newberry.
Oconee-W. M. Brown, Oakway;
Dr. E. C. Doyle.* Seneca.
Orangeburgi-W. 0. Tatum, Copes;
A. II. Moss. Orangeburg; lRobert
Lide. Oraneburei: ). 0. Ilerbert,*
and 1. L. Cu!!er, Orangeburg.
Picens-Matthew Iendrix.* .1. A.
lic-hland--Jn. '. Thiomas. Jr..
and John McMaster. Columbia:.L. XW.
Ilaskell.* Clumbia: J. M. Rawlin
Saluda-D. B. Peurifoy* iavirds
Ville. and J. W. eedy.
Spartanburg-F. Clark Batss.* K.
D. Fdwards,* Jesse M. Mahatley,
Horace L, Bomur. Dr. S. T. D. Lan
eas.ter,* 1. Blacood.*
Sumter-Altamont Moses and T.
B. Fraser, Sumter; J. A. Clifton, Jr.,*
Union -A. Cole Lyles, Carlisle; 11.
C, Little, Kelton.
Williamsburg-T, B, Gourdin; Gree
leyville; W. L. Bass,* Lake City; P. S.
York-J, Rochelle Haile, Fort Mill;
.1. E. Beamguard, Clover; P, D. Bar
ron.* Rock Hill; F, P. .cCain,* York
The statements show that 48 of the
old members come back to the house
of representatives, and that 75 new
members have been aceounted for in
the returns, making almost a new
body in the lower branch of the gen
eral assembly. In the senate 19 of
the old members held over, their
terms running to the next election.
Two of these. however. will not be in
the next -lenate, others being chosen
to fill out the unexpired terms, Of
the old members of the senate who
stood for reelection three were de
feated and nine were reelected. So it
is that there will be 26 old members
in this Year's senate and 15 new sena
Changes in Congress.
It is published that since the mem
bers of the Fifty-seventh congress
took the oath of ollice. MIarch, 1901.
12 members have died, three have
resigned and two have been unseated,
making a total of 17 changes in less
than two years." The State says
this is said to be an unusual number
f changes in the membership of con
gress. Three deaths have occurred
since the close of the last session-Rl.
C. DeGratlenreid and John Levi Shep
pard of Texas and Charles A. Russell
of Massachusetts. The others who
have died sin':e the opening of the
Fifty-seventhi congress were: Mar
riott lBrosius, Tenth Pennsylvania,
died March 16. 1901: Rousseau 0.
Crump, Tenth Michigan. May 1, 190t;
Robert E. Burkce. Sixth Texas, June
5, 1901; J. William Stokes. Seventh
South Carolina, July 6, 1901: Albert
D. Shaw, Twenty-fourth New York,
February 10. 1901; Rufus K. Polk,
Seventeenth Pennsylvania, March 5,
1902: Amos J. Cummings, Tenth New
York. May 2, 1902: Peter J. Otey,
Sixth Virginia, May 4, 1902, and
Joshua D. Salman. Fourth New Jer
sey. May 5, 1902. Of the two unseated
members-James .J. Butler of Missouri,
and John L. Rhea. Third Kentucky
district-the former was reelected at
the last election.
A Crap Game.
One negro is dead and another is
dying as a result of a fight which
broke up a gambling game in a dis
reputable negro section known as
"The Bottom." just east of Columbus
Ga., at 4 o'clock Wednesday moining.
A crowd of negroes had been gamb.
lng all night on the bank of a little
creek just north of East Twelfth
street. Will Carter. a young negro,
became angry because the others had
won from him, and opened fire on
Russell King and Pugh Smith. Smith
was shot through the back and was
killed outright. King was shot
through the head, his brain spatter
ing the ground, but is still living al
though thought to be in a dying~
condition. lie was removed to the
city hospital during the day. Carter
escaped and is still at large.
Prepared for WVarr
A dispatch from Laurens to T1lite
State says enquiry reveals a practice
obtaining in a certain densely inhab
ited colored community in that coun
t. associated with the long ago when
it was necessary: and that is a habit
negro men in this section have lately
taken up of carrying their guns-shot
guns and rities to church. They say
it is a fact andI no uncommon thimp
to see a number of old guns in the
church durning. ser-vice. The same
t higr is true with reference to all
ther gathe-ringts. But occasionally
pistol slips in and the work is dune tc
hilled in Mexico.
. Hi. Neal. an American. head
iokeeper and overseer of the Motor
rno plantation near Cordoba. Nexi
c. was shot andI probably fataill
wunded hiv Station Agent F-ernande'
I the employ of the Vera Cruz and
PajI- IBailwayv. The shooting occur
ed in the depot at Mlatorronge. Nea'
was struck twice in the chest by l
lets. The shooting is presumed t1
have grownl out of jealousy on the part
THE NEW ACT
Relating to the Collection of Taxes
Fall of ComDlieations.
WHY IT PUZZLES OFFICIALS.
It imposes Well-Ni;gh mpossible
Task Upon the County Audi
tors and Treasurers. The
th eiht ma'le by the legislature
at is last sessioi to pass a law that
woiuld cure the curse of the annual ex
tenioni of the time for the payment
(if taxes in the Stane seems to have
ruh ( fai')bout complications that are
worryin. the State olicers considera-t
S. Nut only v are these complications
en esingr trouble for the State otlicers.
but the countyarged with
tia coilect!in or taxes are put in a
rather ditliCult position for the books
they have do not contain proper spaces,
for running out the dilferent columns
of ligures necessitated by the terms of
the aet, They are in a quandary as to!]
how to proceed. Already the Colum
bia State has quoted from several let-,
ters roodlved from county auditors and
treasurers by the Governor in regard
to the mat ter. Frid-ay two more came
Nwhich are of more than ordinary in
The tirst is addressed to the Gover
nor and the comptroller general and
is signed by the treasurer and auditor
of Marlboro Count ., Messrs. J . 1
Thomas and E. S. Carlisle. These of
"The last general assembly on the
26th day of February, 1902, passed act
No. 525. page 671 of acts of general
assembly of 1902. The county auditor
is puAled to know how to cor mply with
the act as the duplicates are not so
arranged that there is space for the
adding of these percentages, and it
will take more or less time to make
up new ones and entail more expense
on the county for new books; besides
this act conflicts with the act requir- 1
ing the auditor to take returns of
property from the first of January to
the 20th of February.
In view of the above facts we write r
to ask that you extend the time for e
payment of taxes without penalty un
til the 1st of March, and let be added 1
the 7 per cent, on all unpaid taxes at :
that date. We believe that a large t
part of the taxes will be allowed to
stay unpaid until toat date under the
new law. as many pai!es willing to a
pay the 2 per cent, and have the use i
of their tax money for the two 1
"Believing that this arrangement I
will prevent confusion and make it
unnecessary for the auditors to do a s
great deal of impracticable work, we t
trust that you will be in favor of the I
The other is from County Auditor
T. 3I. Mc3Iichael of Orangeburg coun- i
ty and is published in full for it deals
with matters that the legislature will
doubtles.s have to fully consider when
it assembles, and points out the com
plications referred to. Mr. MIc3ichael
"The general assembly at the ses
sion of 1902 passed an act looking. to
the discontinuance of the practice ef
extending the time for the payment
of taxes. I am in full sympathy with
the intent or the said law, being
fully convinced of the unwisdom of
tax extensions, but the act in ques
tion has vital defects which tend to
nullify its good intention, and I take
the liberty of writing you for the
purpose of calling attention to these1
defects and offering some suggestions
towards obviating them.*4
" The said act provides a penalty of
1 per cent, on all taxes not paid by
Jani. 1. and an additional 1 per cent.
on February 1, and 5 per cent. on and
after MIarch 1. The act is cumber
some and complicated in it operations
and~ would give very unsatisfactory re
sults for the following reasons: So
small a penalty as 1 per cent. is an en- I
couragement andl inducement to small
taxpayers to hold off the payment of
their taxes, and if this law is put in
operation it will very greatly increase
tie number of delinquent taxpayers,
and correspond ingly decrease the 1
money available for governmental I
"Again, thle graduated increase of1
penalty involves tile making up of<
three penalty books instead of one as<
heretof ore and will tend to complicate 1
and confuse tihe accounts withl the
treasurers, and will make it almost
impossible to obtain accurate balances
in making up the annual settlements.
Furthermore, the making up of these
several penalty books during the time
of taking returns for the ensuing year,
imposes a task upon tile auditors
which is well nighl a physical impossi
bilitv. 1By the timel the first penalty
book could be nmade up the month of
January would be far spent, and tile
same would be true as to February
"Ilaving pointed out tile foregoing
objections, I now proceed to suggest
what appears to me to be a better
plan. In the first place I deem it ad
visable to extend the time for pay
ment of taxes of 1902 until MIarch 1,
1903. and in the mean time have tile
legislature enact a law along the fol
lowing lines: Let the time for pay
ment of taxes expire upon Dec. 31 of
the tiscal year for which they are
levied and let a lixed penalty (say 10
per cent.) attach immediately. Let
this tax and penalty be held in the
treasurers otlice subject to the taxpay
er's call for 60 days without any fur
ther extra charge after which if still
unpaid. let the treasurer's costs be at
tached and execution issued for its
"The real hardship upon a delin
quent taxapayer is not the penalty
imposed by the State but tile costs
and fees of the various otticials whlo
serve the tax executionls, and the iold
ing oIf of these charges as long as pos
sile is the best way to solve the prob
lm of taix extension.
I submit the foregoing as the re
ult ot muclh careful thought based~
upon six years experience as a t ax 011i
COLONELS arc almost as thick in
Georgia as blackberries in Jfune. The
new governor of that State has just
meone hlndared brndr new ones. i
MADE SURE OF DEATH
A Man Jumps in Front of* a Train
and Shoots Hinself.
Standing in front of an on-rushing
rain. Lavausia Lamar. a prominent
-nercha:nt of Dawson, Ga., sent a bul
et crashing through his brain and a
;econd later his body was torn into
;hreds beneato the wheels of the
ieavy Central of Georgia 1,eomotive.
Prior to his rash act. Mr. Lamar
-ntcred the Methodist church. where
Rev. 0. S. Cook was preaching to a
arge congreigation and astonished
hose present by excilaiming to the
inister: '1 hope you will let no one
peak ill of me af ter I am gone." He
hen left the building and went to his
At the conclusion of the services a
arty of friends, fearimg that some
hing might be amass wit h Mr.Lamar.
vent to his store, but finding that:
losed continued on to the Central
ailroal depot where the searchers were
nformed by a policeman that the man
hey were looking for had gone down
he tracks. Hurrying on, the friends
:me in sight of M1r. Lamar just in
ime to see him step before the ap
>roaching train and shoot himself in
he head with a revolver. The trail
vas too close to stop beotre the man's
iead had boen severed from his body
.nd the later dragged several fOot.
[he remains were taken to the resi
lence of Dr. Lucius Lamar, brother
f the deceased.
In the store formerly kept by Mr.
amar, was found a letter and a will.
Plhe letter merely stated that he was
ired of life and would end it. In the
vill were provisions for Miss FElizabeth
amar, sister of the dead man, to a
>rother and a salesman the deceased
eft his store. Mr. Lamar was a mem
>er of the well known Lamar family
if Georgia. MT. Lamar's body, fear
ully mutilated, was interred at Daw
on with Masonic honors.
The Greel !iyed Monster.
Miss Florence McFarlin, aged 21
'ears, a music teacher, was stabbed to
leath in her father's hotlse at Roches
er, N. Y., Tuesda3, by another wom
.n and an hour later Mrs. Lulu
Coung, wife of Frank Young, at one
ime city purchasing agent, was ar
ested as being the supposed murder
r. The woman who committed the
led rang th, door bell of the McFar
in home Tuebday morning and when
Iiss McFarlin answered it attacked
ter with a knife. Miss McFarlin ran
creaming through the hall into the
:itchen, closely pursued by her assail
.nt. In the kitchen she stumbled,
ialf turning. In a flash her pursuer
vas upon her and with a rapid slash
tabbed her five times. Miss McFar
in sank to the floor. dying instantly.
he murderess fled. The only words
he was beard to utter were: "She
tas come between myself and my hus
iand and I am glad that she is dead."
'he dead woman was the daughter of
.railroad man. She was a person of
efinement and good appearance, Mrs.
oung made no statement after her
Killed by a Train.
The remains of Durant Earle, a
-oung man who was killed at Spring
ield. Mo,, by an accident, was brought
o his home in Anderson oin Wednes
lay and buried. He was employed as
flagman on the 'Frisco system, and
ad a run on a local freight between
;pringfield and Kansas City. The
,rain stopped at' a small station to
Iril some cars, and Mr. Earle was
naking the couplings. Hie had sig
malled the engineer to come backward
nd went between the cars to make
he coupling. As he did not reappeat
fter a reasonable time another mem
>er of the crew went to look ror him
nd found that he had been caught
etween the couplings and instantly
:illed. The couplings used were the
atent automatic kind,
A Depot Wrecked.
Fire, which broke out in the freight
lepot of the Southern Railway at Pell
ity, Ala.. Tuesday morning, was fol
owed by a terrific explosion, which
esulted in two persons being killed
md ten injured, two perhaps fatally.
hen the tire was discovered the
light operator gave the alarm by re
eatedly tiring a revolver, arousing
he citizens who ran to the depot to
telp save the freight. Tflhe fact was
>verlooked that fifty cases of dyna
nite was stored in the place, and the
xplosion occurred while a large crowd
>f citizens and railroad men were near
he scene. Ten business houses, in
:luding the Pell City hotel, were also
vrcked, causing a heavy loss.
Work of Life Savers.
The general superintendent of the
ife saving service has rendered his re
ort for the year 1902. It continues
,o show most gratifying results of the
ork of this humane organization.
'he number of disasters to vessels
vithin the scope of the operations of
he service during the last year was
~reater than ever before, with the ex
eption of the years 1898 and 1901,
-et the loss of life was very small.
he number of lives lost from docu
nented vessels-those of five tons bur
len or over-was only 19 while six
ve lost from smaller craft-sail
)oats, rowboats, etc.--making a total
>f 2-a number far below the aver
An Artistic Carver.
Geo. Sims and Silas Higgins, two
)ig negroes. and Marshall Curry,. a
mall one, engaged in a crap game a t
ock Hill. They got into a row over
t and Sims with a brick and Higgins1
vith a stick advanced upon Curry.
What he did for them with hisecutlery
s said to have amply fulfilled the ex
ections of those wvho backed him as a
ham pion carver. After knife playf
ased it was found necessary to takec
eventy stitches in Slms' hide, while
mrtstic work upon Higgins was a closef
econd. None of the cuts reached
A Barrel Fazmine.
Thousands of bushels of fine apples
re rotting on the ground ini Connecti
:ut. If barrels could be procured the
armers might ship large quantities
o England and even to the Philip
ines. but they cant not be procured.
[verything in the shape of a barrel
:ommands a high price, the most!
lilapidated bringing 35 cents. Farm
.oreare rals extremely scarce.
A BOY DISAPPEARS.
Goe" Off With a Stranger and Has'
The Charleston Post publishes an
account of the disappearance of a boy 3
from his home near Adams Run in
Colleton County. RePresenting him
self as a drummer. a man scalled on
Mr. Thomas Simmons at Adams Run.
about twoj weeks ago and hired a horse
and buggy for the purpose of making
a trip into the country to visit some
of his customers. Tne alleged drum
mer asked Mr. Simmons to allow his
ion. Thomas Simmons. Jr., to accom
pany hin, on the trip. The reouest v
wa granted. Neither the drummer. t
the horse a-d buggy nor young Sim- r
rnons has been seen since and Mr. Sim- t
Qeous is in a great state of anxiety
[caring that his son has met with foul S
When Mr. Simmons hired the horsd I
ind buggy to the stranger and allowed C
als son, aged 17 years, to accompany Y
Ihe team, nothing was thought of it,
!cr he had on many occasions let his t
:eams to drummers to make trips into c
,he country. his son accompanying a
'he. to see that they were properly
3ared for. When the young Simmons V
ailed to show up the next day Mr. 3
iimnons began to grow uneasy and a 7
;earch was made, but no trace of his
;on or his team was discovered. The P
riends and neighbors of Mr. Simmons f
iave made a search of the surround- C
ng country for the missing boy but S
iave not been able to learn anything a
f his whereabouts. - X
It has been about two weeks since V
,he horse and buggy were hired by the s
itranger and Mr. Simmons has given t
ip his boy as lost or dead. He fears 1
hat his son has been killed, but t<
Nhether by foul m.eans or by accident, ti
ir. Simmons is unable to say. The s
irummer, or the man who claimed to
)e a traveling salesman, did not give B
ais name when the team was hired 2
ior did lie say with what house he n'
as oonnected. He merely engaged
:he team for a day, paid for it in ad- '
vance and drove away. There was t
3otbing suspicious in the man's ac- si
ions at the time the horse and buggy t
was hired. He appeared to be reliable 14
ind carried a sample cabe such as a
:raveling men carry while out.on the h
THE STRANGE STORY d
DW a Secret 'Marriage and a Death in
The Raleigh News and Observer N
;ays; "Death has revealed a marriage t
hich took place two months ago, and C:
n which a yonng lady of this city is 1
:oncerned. It is the groom who died, t
ind this Mr. Norwood Wilson, who a
passed away on Sunday in Columbia,
S. C. The widowed bride, now Mrs. C
Norwood Wilson, was Miss Fannie 0
%IcFadden of this city. Mr. Wilson r
was about 30 years old; highly es- S
beemed by all who knew him. The
arriage took place in Columbia, S. C
3., on November'17, and it was in- '
tended to keep it secret for some time. c
Nir. Wilson lived in Raleigh about n
four years ago, where he was a tele- 8
;raph operator for the Southern Rail- C
way. He went to the University of t
Tennessee to study law and came from 11
Nashville to Columbia where he mar- t
ried Miss McFadden, and then went
back to his law course.d
"Miss McFadden returned to Ra- I'
leigh, and was with her sister, Mrs. I
John Collier,at 221 South West street. 6
Dn Friday night last Mr. Wilson 'l
reached Raleigh on his way to Colum- 1
bia, not having seen his bride since
their wedding. He was here but a 1
few hours and seemed to be in good I
health, and was happy in the prospectja
of his diploma next June, and the'a
time for claiming his bride. He d
reached Columbia Saturday and on 1:
Sunday he died. The body of Mr.
Wilson was taken from Columbia tov
Greenville, S. C., his old home, and 1
there the interment took place. His
wife is prostrated from grief and was
unahle to take the trip." The Raleigh
correspondent of the Charlotte Obser
"'Some time ago Norwood Williamsl
a young man who was a native of
Greenville, was employed here as a
Southern railway telegrapher. He
went to Columbia, S. C., on his way to1
Nashville, Tenn., to study law, and
there married a Miss McFadden. It
appears that immediately after the
marriage he left and she came here
and boarded with a relative. Williams
was here last Friday for a few hours -
to see her and died a day or two ago.
His body was brought by here andI
taken to Greenvill for burial. He
and his wife had never lived together.
The marriage had been kept a secret
until his death revealed it."
Fcotpads at. Work.
The Spartanburg correspondent of
The State says shortly after midnight
Tuesday morning a white man named
Mack Blanton, an operative in the I
to Whitney cotton mills, who was re
turning home from a visit to this city, I
met with an unpleasant adventure di
rectly after he left the city suburbs t
and was walking along the new road
Whitney. According to this state- a
ments, he was held up by the three 6
negro men. Two of the party gather- t
ed him on each side of the body and ~
held his arms secure, while the third I
"went through him." taking from his a
pockets $35 in cash and a watch val- 1
ued at two or three dollars. Blanton ~
eame to the city and notitied the au- 5
thorities. While on the streets here t
he saw a negro man with a watch I
chain and charm offering it for sale- 1
it was his own chain and watch
charm. Ie asked the negro to let
him see it, and obtaining possession of c
the trinkets, put them in his pocket t
and went otr in search of a policeman
When he returned the negro could not j
be found. No arrests have been
A City Burned.
The St. Petersburg correspondent c
of the London D~aily Mail telegraphs '
that a tire lasting three clays has de- :1
stroyed the to~wn of Resht. in Persia. p
Fifteen hundred houses and many'
warehouses were wiped .out and :200 t
L Great Increase of Sohialism is
Shown by Recent Election.
[AY BE MILLION NEXT 'YEAR.
Lt Present Rate of Growth the Vot
ing Strength of Socialists in
1904 Should Reach
Socialism has increased its national
ote from 126,445 ja 1900 to more
ban 400,000 cast this year. Official
:turns when tabulated may swell this
In the Presidential election of 1892
ocialism made its first bid for nation
I political support in this country.
ts candidate, Simon Wing, of Massa
husetts, received 21,164 votes. Four
ears later Charles H. Matchett, of
ew York, was given 36,274 votes. In
be last Presidential election two So
lalist tickets were in the field. Debs
nd Hammon for the Socialist Democ
icy numbered 86,686 supporters,
rhile the Socialist labor candidates,
[alloney and Remmel, received 39,
In conservative Massachusetts the
litical students were astonished a
w years ago, when the Socialists
Lst 3 per cen t. of the vote of the
tate and obtained legal recognition
; a party. Both of the old parties
tade Aids for the support of their
-andering adrierents. They-adopted
veral of tbc less rabical planks fra
ie Socialistic platform. This was a
tethod adopted by Prince Bismarck
> combat socialism in Germany, and
3e Massachusetts result W~as the
A year ago the Socialist vote in the.
ay State was 10,761. Returns from.
)I cities and towns show that the
ew party this time polled 32,105, an
icrease of practically 300 per Cent.
'he leaders confidently predict that
ley will elect Socialist Mayors next
ring in a score of Massachusetts
wns. This vastly increased vote was
rgely drawn from the Republicans
ad accounts for the decreased Repub
In'Rhode Island the increase in the
ocialist vote is declared to have been
irectly responsible for the loss of the 7
tate to the Republicans.
The indications in New York are
aat the Socialists made their heav
st gains -in Republican strongholds.
The results in the- Western States
[so possess a political importance. In
[ilwaukee the vote for Governor was
s follows: Republican, 26,118; Demo
ratic, 20,762, and Socialist, 11,731
'oar of the Socialist candidates -for
be Legislature were defeated only by:
The Socialist vote in Chicago ex
eeded 12,000, an increase of 400 per
ant. Eight Illinois towns made cor
sponding increases in Socialist
The same story comes from Indiana.
1hio, too, shows a similar Increase.
!he recent election places Socialism
n the official State ticket there. Min
eapolis cast 2,000 Socialist votes and
t. Paul about 1,600. The party
laims 15,000 in the State. Coving
on, Ky., shows an increase from 346
a 1900 to 1,708 in the recent elec
The returns from Pennsylvania in
icate it has become the-banner State
or Socialist votes. President George
P. Baer's precinct in Reading cast 96'
|ocialist votes against ;l6 last year.
2he Socialists carried Cokeville by a
teavy plurality. Lancaster Increased
bs vote from 17 to 502; Reading from
92 to more than 1,000; Williamsport
rom 211 to 782. Maine cast 3,000
nd Texas twice that number of Soci
list votes, while California more than
oubled its vote of 1900 for that
A corresponding rate ofin 1
rould give Socialism more than a mnil
lon votes in 1904.
Railway Mfail Service.
The annual report of James E.
Vhite. general superintendent of the
ailway mail service, shows that dur
ag the last fiscal year the casualties
mong employeesexceeded the recordof
.ny previous year. There were 9 rail
ray-postal clerks killed, 88 seriously
jured. There were handled during
he year in the railway mail service
5,062,830,640 pIeces of mail, in addli
ion to a total of 24,174,174 registered
>ackages and cases, through registered.
sourches and "inner registered sacks."
The ratio of errors in distribution of
his mall was one to every 1 1,&02
leces of mail. The, reports show
there were 9,731 clerks in the service
nd the grarnd total of miles covered
my traveling postoffces (railroad,
teamboat and electric) was 178,798,
a addition to over 101,000,000 miles
f service performed annually by
acans of closed mail pouches.
Jumped from a Train.
Among the passengers on the vesti
sule train from Charlotte to Atlanta
Vednesday was a well-dressed white
san, said to be Frank A. McHugh of
few York, who was In charge of a
rained nurse. As the train was run
ing at a high rate of . speed along
bout Thickety, a flag station above
partanburg. Mc~ugh jumped from
he car windo~w in the Pullman. He
ras not touched by the car wheels.
Iis rash act was quickly discovered
nd the - train stopped, and backed
ack to the spot, where the stranger
ras picked up. ie was in an uncon
ious state and died soon after. The
ody was taken on to New Orleans.
[e 'had a through ticket to New Or
Fiv's Bite Proved Fatal.
Herman Kaufman, the three year
ld son of a tobacco dealer ll.ving In
he Bronx. New York, has died from
be effects of a fly bite inflicted last
ednesday. A few hours later a small
pot made by the bite developed to a
welling which extended over the en
ire cheek. The swelling continued to
pread until the whole upper portion
f the elhild's body was distended.
bhe doctors were powerless to give re
er,. and tinally thle victim died. Its
laymates say the tIy was an ordinary
blue bottie." The physicians believe
he insect was infected with erysipe