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V'L. xvia. [MN EN WEDNESIAY. IECEM
IT WVONT WORK.
What Senator Tillman Says About
Senator Morgan's Scheme
TO COLONIZE THE NE-R07S.
It Would Cost Too Muich Mooey
ani Would Not solve the
Negro Question in the
A dispatch from Washington savs
Senator John T. Morzan. of Alabama.
has succeeded after two yeras of en
deavr in interesting the war depart
ment and incidentally President
Roosevelt in a plan to use t he Philip
pine islands in cotonizing the negroes
of the United States. The war de-.1
partment has made arrangements to
test the practical possibilities of the
plan and the president has sent a
special envoy, T. Thomas Fortune, a
negro leader, to the Philippine islands
to make investigation and report on
the conditions there.
It is the Alabama senator's purpose
in the lut'ure to start legislation in
congress for the movement to colonizl
the negroes in the Philippines. He
has not pushed this part of his work
because he believes the time" is not
ripe yet for legislation: the farmers of
the south, he says, think they need
the negro now and until conditions
are more favorable, he will withhold
the proposed legislation. le believes,
however, that the move now uider
way will result eventually in mins
or the negroes emigrating to' thoe
Philippine islands and working their
own salvation out. This. he says, is
the solution of the grave nerro oues
tion which now confronts the Aneri
Senator Morgan's plan is to incor
porate for the negroes. steamship
transportation companies: to give
them homesteads of about twenty
acres each in the island and to give
them the best possible commer-ial ad
vantages. The plan would not deprive
them of their protection under the
flag of the United States: it would not
deprive them of citizenship. of which
they are proud, and it would enable I
them to become a selr-sustaining and
prosperous race of people, because the
land in the Philippine island is ex
tremely rich and fertile. The climate,
is exactly suited to the negroes' physi
cial and industrial character. lie says.
Under this plan Senator 'Morgan be
lieves great numbers of the negroes.
but not all of them. of course. would
go to the islands.
WHAT TILLMAN sAYs.
A dispatch from Washington to
The State says Senator Tillman is
politically and emphatically opposed
to Senator Morgan's plan of utilizing
the Philippines as a colony for negroes.
Commenting on the schieme the
South Carolina senator said: "It
seems we never go beyond the pen
etrating stink of this lily-white-and
black-and-tan business, it is contin
ually popping up in one form or an-1
other. First it is~ giving the negro
his rights then it is eliminating him
from politics, with the educational
question and colonization schemes
following close in the rear.
"I tell you none of these pians will
ever succeed, that is, from the hu
manitarian point of view and the
American people will insist upon that
being taken under consideration. Now.
say that the negroes are taken to the
Philippines, there will be the cost of
transportation to the Pacitic ocean, of
the ocean voyage, of the preparat ion
of some temporary habitation until
they are able to provide for them
selves, and feeding them until they
raise, harvest and market their tirst.
"If this is all the government in
tends to do for them, why the item of
expense would be something enormous.
It would be necessary to tax the peo
ple to the point of oppression. Su ppose
such a plan is put into practice by the
government possibly w.ith hurrahs.
camp meeting fervor, anid promises of
paradise, 2,000.000 people might be
induced to go to the islands, but then
you would have 7.000.000 left. The
removal of 2,0C,000 negroes is not
going to solve the problem. The race
breeds so fast that the 2.000.000 gap
wvould be tilled in no time and you
still have that great expense on the
other side of the Paci tic ocean.
"It is too much like the 40-acre
and-mule scheme that was suggested
at the close of the war. MIost of the
plans are suggested, I beneve, as the
result of speeches by negroes who
have acquired some education and the
gift of gab,. like Thomas Fortune for
instance, a blowhard who goes around
lecturing in a highfalutin way. Why
he has even made talks about advising
the negroes to arm and assert them
For rhe first time in the history of
the MIethodist Episcopal churc'h sine
the Civil War. commissions from the
north and south have arranged to hold
a joint meeting on interests of' like
importance to both branches. This
will occur on the 10th of next month.
when a comnissioni of the church
north of eleven memb1ers, who have in
process of preparation a new hymnal
for the denomin'tion. wil meet with
a similar commissimon of eleven men
from the c'hurch south at Nashvile.
Tenn-, for the purpose of c.onsiderinig
the adoption of the sam'e book fo:'
bioth branches ofth ibhu'~rch.
A Rail Removed.
A southbound~ train' fromn Cincinnati
to New Orleans on the Alaibama
Great Southern was wreoked Tomie
south of Birming~ham. Ala. Wedner
day, a rail hmavinug been removed ronm
a trestle which spans a small1 creek.
The locomotive left the track m~
toppled over into the cre"k. I .e
mail. bagrgaag and express ears asif
two coaches followed. Exprn's Mes
senger Colson was kiled. M1ail 'Clerks
JKelly and itig:gs and Fir'emanl Duerr
wvere seriously hurt. There were few
pasengrSaned they were no ijured.
THE BSU30uIC PLAGUE.
This )Dreaded Disea-e Has Appeared
in Newv 'ork.
.\ dispat..h1 frmin New Yrk says
th iree* cases 0 buniC plVue are Un
(er treat ment illi > SW ite in tiie Island
hospita! at Qu:aran tine. The sufferers
are the first and sec(Id co ks and the
second steward of the Prince line
steamer Saxon Prince which arrived
fron ID)rban. south Africa. at New
York Wedlnesday. when on inspe-ction
of the crew three were found to be ill.
A t horough exa mi nation of the pa
iients otnvinced Health Oflicer Dl)tv
that they all had the symptoms of the
1ague and they were taken to Swine
burn Island where cult ures were made.
The result of the examination there
contfirmed the diagnosis made at the 'u
The history oif the cases rakes a
cImplete chain of infection fro'm the d
time of the exposure of the irst man
at Durban to the time (of the arrival.
Tne crew were ashore at, Durban. and t1
it is undoubtedly there that the dis- at
ease was contracted. One patient is
convalescent. but the other two are
still under treatment. All three men
slept together in a small compart
ment. The total number of the crew h
is 31. There are five passengers on w
board. a woman and four children. II
The steamer will be sent to sea to h.
discharge the water and sand ballast w;
taken on board at Durban. She will dz
then return to Quarantine. when the ra
passengers and crew will be transfer- hi
red to Hoffman Island. where they bv
will be held for ten days for observa- w;
tion. The effects (Cf all will be thor- ry
tuglyl disiifected and the steamer hi
will be washed and disinfected in c
every part before being release(d. Dr. fo
k )otv says that there is no dangrer of a ed
spread of the plague as the whole h
matter is well in hand. pr
The Ofliciai Figures of the Pre..ent Iti
Year's iuiness. f0
The State railroad commission is! g
now hard at work on the preparation Q
of its annual report. All of the 1!g
ures are in from the various rilroads
lines and the synopsis of the earnings tb
have been made up for the introdue- 1,
tory portion of the report. This h(
synopsis shows a handsome increase
in the gross earnings for the year W
ending .une 30th last, over those of -
the preceding year, and an average
net income per mile of $1.341.70 as
against $1.327.09 for 19401 and $1.253.
->0 for 1900. 1
The summary for the year endingeC
June 30th last is as follows: d
Earnings from all sources ,-1.71. a
Total expenses. less taxes: mainte- e
nance of way of structures: mainte
nance of equipment: conducing trans
portation: general expenses -.674.
Earnings from operation $4.111.-i al
Income, less fixed chargtes and taxes.
3,640,590. 24. i
Increase in gross earniings over earn- CC
ngs of 1901, 8618.3t7.94.t
Gross earnings per mile $:3.845.15. er
Operating expenses per mile 82.- P
A verage income, all lines, less ex- o
penses per mile. 1902, $1.341l.T0 at
A verage income all lines, less ex- fo
penses per mile, 1901, 81.3di.09.w
This showing is a good one and in- tr
dicates that the roads have enjoyed an h(
excellent business notwithstanding ut
there were practically no unusual 1
events to run the volume of business ht
The tabulated statement showing W
the growth of the railroad mileagre T
from 1833 when 137 miles were in op- tv
eration to this year whe the mileage en
reaches the handsome total (Cf 3.064.- iN
30 miles. is also complete. There ca
were :37.59 miles of new steam railway tl:
line built during the year, against :9 tl
miles the preceeding year. I
Wants D~amates. I
Alonzo H1. Glore, oif Mlariet ta. Wa.,
suig through his father as is next
friend, has tiled suit in Cobb su perior
court against the Southern Bell Tele
phone and Telegraph company for i
damages. Ihis father, .1. A. B. Glore,
has also filed suit against the same
company, the two suits aggregating a
$50.000. Alonzo Glore, while on his
way home, from the MIarietta Chair t
cmpl]any. a few weeks ago, came in
contact with two telephone wires on
Kennesawv avenue, which were con
nected with~ the arc light wires lead
ing from the electrict plant to the .
city and sutfered the misfortune to " h
e both of his hands by having thenm
burned otT at the wrists. J
Death or a Vet eran.
Gen. George M10orman. ad jutant
general of the Enited Confederate ,e
Veterans. died suddenly at his home
in New Orleans Wednesdaiy, aged 'l1r
years. Hie was on the sta!t of Ge-n
N. I . Forrest and other Confederate h
leaders during the war. earming~ many ~
seial mentions. andl was comman
der of Moormnan's Cavalry battalin.
Ie has been adjutat general of the .~
1'. C. \. sinee its organization. He a
'xrd while at his desk in his New~
The (crew. 1 rowned '(. s
Sixteen men. olecrs anid crew. .f C
the lBritis-h coal steamtier 31arlay are i
beheved to have bee.n drowne as a
result oh' thle foundering' Cf their ves
sel 'he \lar.ia * t Liverpo'i for
lubin Iaded n!!hV.~ coal. She ex
peie ncedO hna v ; ete in mitdehn
ni h lieba was ;.*4wered!. bunt was
wahedi away wAIit''n mani in it. 'ITe
sio was' resP" cued:it' he devIt'ares he saw
For ot aeKei. u
Ihe brutal 4.' 1' r f the' y\nn:e white
man. ~n I aLwtey. wer tae to I
A SA) 'S1A0.
Stranger Dies in the County Aims
house at Columbia.
'IS HOME WAS IN CESTEB, PA.
v MNysteriously Disappeare;1 on
His Way fromI His Home to
Winins!).wo. Where lie
wVas to Work.
Johin Dougherty. who left his lome
Chester. Pa., on the 2Qth of list
ugust, died in the almshouse in Co
inbia. on the :lst of that month.
id it appears that his relatives have
en unaware of his demise. The
sappearance of the expert stone cut
r was the sub*iect of some concern ti
lose who were interested in him.
d the following appeared in the
innsboro correspondence in The
ate of Wednesday:
"August 26th John Dougherty left
s home in Chester, Pa.. to come t;
>rk in one of the quarries of Fair
ld county. and that is the last that
.s been heard of him. hIis baggage
is checked to Colunbia and a few
yvs ago was delivered over iv the
iroad authorities to be returned to
s relatives. The railroad coipany
Ls in its possession his ticket. which
s bought by the owner of the quar
who remembered the number. and
s disappearance was after he reached
urotte, for the ticket was punched
r the whole trip. Ilow he disappear
is a mystery. and his friends, who
ve begun a trace of him. are ap
ehensive that he will never be seen
ain. Ile was about 60 years old."
The State says tue attention of the
v. T. .T. Ilegarty or -t. Peter's
thlie church was attracted by this
?m and he called at The State otice
ednesday morning and vave the in
rmation tnat Dougherty had died
the alishouse. Father legarty
.ve the unknown the burial of the
Capt. C. 1. Douglass, clerk of the
unt board of commissioners, was
ked for information in regard to
e sad ease. lie called up 'Mr. .J. D.
al. supeirintendent of the alms
use. and the latter told all that he
ew of the case. 'Mr. Dougherty
is sent to the county home on the
th of August. the commitment pa
rs having been signed by Capt.
ven Daly, chief of police. The ol]
ntleman was waited on by Dr.
irle. countv physician (now deceas
.) Mr. Dougherty's cellapse and
ath was unexpected and the olicers
d in mates of the institution knew
thing of his antecedents or of his
iployment. It was known that his
mne was .1ohn Dougherty a-nd that
was a stone cutter by trade. The
ceased had a watch and $1.15 in
ange when he was taken to the
ishouse. Mr. Ilial did not reinem
r what was the specific cause of
Capt. Douglass added to the above
formation that the almshouse is a
untv institution, but is placed at
e disposal of the city in cases of
irgecy and that commitment pa
is from the ottice of the chief of
ice do not pass through the h ands
the county otlicials. The cottages
the alnmshouse are clean and comn
rtable, but this is not a hospital
ti a stafl of physicians and wvith
ained nurses. lt is the county's
men for those who are worn out and
tabe to tight the battle of life. MIr.
lal ministers to the suffering as best
can. aud the inmates of the insti
tiOn attend their sick companions
henever they themselves are able.
he county physician visits the home
ice a week and responds to all
is. The need of a large hospital
re is emphasized by just such sad
ses as that of .lohn D~ougherty, aT
ough there is nothing to indicate
iat constant attention of nurses
>lhd have restored him to health.
When Chief Daly was asked about
e case he remembered very d istinct
that Dougherty camne to him and
ked to be sent to sonie place where
could rest up and recuperate. Capt.
ilv described hi'm as an elderly man.
rhaps i60 years old, and the chief's
ipression was that lhe was not a
:k man but that he was broken down
id needed to rest up. In reply to
inquiry wvhy lie had not sent
ugherty to the Columbia hospital.
c chief said that h~e did not think
ugherty was ill enough,.for that.
id on account- of the crowded coin
tion of the Columbia hospital it is
istoery to send such cases to the
nshouse. Hie had been surprised to
ar of I )uugherty's death and had
ed. but failed, to lind out whence
Has No V essels Letk
The New Yoi k I terald's special cor
spondent at. Caracas calls attention
the pertinience (if 1'resident Castro's
p to the .\nglo-Gernanl order that
Vene:uelan warship leave the har
r (f La Guayra after D)ecember 1 8.
esident Castro answere id that as the
ssels of England and G.ermny huad
read' either coniscated or sunk all
eC ships o: \ 'enezuela's little iu v
:d not vllooI ked t he ()ssuni. \ene
elas only commerci''al vessel avail
I as a tr'ansport, hie begged to im
rm them that Venezuela hall no yes
s left in the harbor of La Guayra
esewhere, except such as might be
hing smarkis or rowboats. Ini view
these fhiets he regardedl the orde'r
riddiig vessels of the Venezuelan
t to leave thal. harbor after i* e
mber Is* as su peril uous.
Cnsc-ijent in the con tinuel irai n
v-c prsons were lrowne'd Ta
is. a village in the Cap~e I-ou dist; c
iih was sudldeinly 11 iudatedI last
. ic 'rding ti dipates from linun
my, :: pe.rsions were f roz:en ti. death
dur(il.2 theV layt t hree days5.
es ar ie rbevistal ing the sheep
.., uda .e d.mo red th.reeS shep
T*he Star of' Bethlchem.
n1Y H ENRY MKI KE wnI1'f E.
When imarshalled I on e n iglItly pla :n
Tit glit tering hosi lest uti hie sky.
)ine stali ar one. of all le train.
Can fix theC Siiier's wanderinlg eye.
Ila rk hark! to GIod I he chorus breaks.
'rorm every host . f!romi every gem:
1'ut one alone Ihe Niviour S)eaks.
It is I he Star o' liethleleml.
once on tle raglig seas I roe:
The st orm was 1011( . the night was
The oceal yawned. and rudely blowed
Th11le wind that tossed my foundering
1)eep ho'rror then my vitals froze.
Death-struck. I ceased the tide to
When suddenly a star Prose
It was t he Star of Bethlehem.
I\ was my guide, my hight . my all: n
It hade ny dark fornCodings cease: 1
And t hrough the storm and danger' S
It led me to the port of peace.
Now, safely moored. my perils oer. V
ll sin1g first in night's diadeni
Forever and forevermore.
The Star-the Star of Blthlehevn.
he Two Olipnna.
Louise stood trembling with fear t
Sand cold. as The old wvoman was thus tl
preparing her to go out begging. and
she had need of all her strength even ,
to stand. much less walk.
Sue could hardly he worse off than c
she was now. and she resolved to brave el
I lie power of her tormentors.
"Eh-eh? What net?*" asked the ti
old woman. sharply. and ni-rning to ri
Jacques. she said. wit h a sneer: "Do e
you hear t1a1? She doesn't wish to
.We'll see about that."' and the
threat imp!ied in Jacquies' brutal tones a
caused tlie poor girl to tremble as if
an agrue M.iL
Pierre saw the storm that wasC
gathering,. and knew that it must soon bl
break upon i he blind girl's defenseless t
head. Anxious to save her all the h
trouble be could. lie went close to her
and whispered warningly: "Take s
"Come here, my little beauty," said I
Jacques. coarsely, as lie attempted to w
take her hand. I
"I forbid you to touch me:" exclaim- W
ed the poor girl, recoiling in horror o
from his villainous touch. ai
"Oh. ho:" sneered the brute in ht
man form, "then we are no longer
"You: Friends:" exclaimed Louise. ai
"You're cruel wretches!" ul
"Yet you were glad enough to share I (
our hore when we picked you up h' I di
the streets." F
"Yes- I was grateful to you then, t
because you offered me a shelter.
Alas: I learned too soon I hat it was
not pity for my misfortunes that W
moved you. No--no, you wanted to Of
make use of my aifliction. You have a]
starved. tortured. beaten me: but now. ti
feehle as I am. my will shall be stron- ej
ger I han your violence. I will beg no e,
As Louise thus declared her inten
tion of submitting no longer to the
demands of her tormentors, she stood
erect. and her slight form seemed to et
exoand. and for the moment she un- 0
doubtedly had the strength to resist: ti
but alas! only for a moment could she w
expect to have strength enough even c
t o pernlit of her standing erect.
"When 11er blood is tip she is su
peh." said Jacqueis. gazing with ad- ~
mirai't ion nuon ner'.
"Oh. well--well." laughed the old G
woman. "'that is all mnighity line: hut a
where is thle bread and butter to come C
"'I care not.'' said Louise. firmly. eC
"l)o you hear?"' asked Pierre. of his i
mother. while he gazed at Lomise in
alarm. "Do0 y'ou know wxhat she mneanis
She will starve rather than heg.'" S
"Nonmsense:' was the sneering reply. li
"She will get tirled of that soon1
"Never:" cried the blind girl. tl
"Well, we'll see if locking you up in
the garret wont bring you to your
And the old woman lauighied,.as she
saw the flush of fear tnat passed ov'er
the poor girl's f'ace. and she noticed d
that her attitude was not so defiant. tl
"If I enter that place I shall never C
leave it alive," said Louise. piteously. y'
"Poor child-poorchild:" exclaimed G
Pierre. as lie turnedl away to hide his
"Why. she is magnificent," said a
Jagues, in admiration. "I' nee g
have believed that she had so much a
.\s he spoke lie went. towyard the k
rmnbhlng girl. and tried to kiss her:
but shie mnagedl to escape from him.
As .1 acques attempted this outrage,
Pierie rushed forward as though lie
would strike himn to the earth: but he
hecked himself. and exclaimed, in ae
voice filled with reproach:
"W'ell, what is it? You don't like P
it, 1 suppose. 31aster Cupid. Well, C
forbid it , why dlon't y'ou?
And Pierre was about to rush for- u
ward again: but .Jacques' threatening i
at titudie caused him to stop, and he ~
went tol a furt her corner of the room11
:oitteringT t~o himself:
''hii serable, cowardly wi'etch
tha it Iam:" and lie sobbed like a child. I
as ne thbought or his own cowvardice. v
I Come-.comeC along,"' said the old it
w:iain, taimg Louise again by the r
arm .and dIragging heri toward the f'
steps.'' ou 're stron;. enough when
oui wa nt to bet. t-p into tiie garret ~
wxit h you. n d the, old wretch half
Icarried, hanf-dirged the poor girl ~
ang. util at te steps Louise fell 'I
from iher rasp. an d lay iipon thle d
stirls. seem.ilyI to" feeble to move. r1
"Yes ha is right, imotheri. take her
ip saidl. Jacues. encouraginigly. '"get
hlir out of thle way. Oh, conie. here.. -I
I wnt to speak to vou. lie added as
Ie suddl t ougl'ht of some message
tat he had forgotten.
IThe old wioiawn hurried down to
hea r wxhat her' darling son had to say.
and as she left Louise where she had
fallen upon t he stairs. P'ierre took the'
1 0oor1tuii it y of silippinig a roulnd on thle o c
opsite side of th. staircase, and
"Yucn esc'ape. I have unscrewed d
i edck The key to t he street door
s under vnt' miat tress. Trust to
c'n ha' ppeii thani Ihreat ens y'oui her.
lie ii nisheid whliispermg'i just in iilme .
toj hea" .iaeutes say to his ioter:d
'' Lok her iup secu-ely. I hav mx i
'r"asens for dj ist rusting Mlaster C upm.
hI old'an. shaking~ hert liead a
"m'my innocnt, hard-workinlg a
b rot ''r." ordered~ .;aegutis'. ini a snieel.
ing ('le. ''rome wit hi me, 1 want yout.'
I hi''v" wor'..:. ee.'' antsweredt
i'.r. ,s he wenit to his whieel. ai.dy
c"nnnenced to work.
.ind I have work for von else
c.nn 'edr oti n-are .4) i
T'EN. LEE ON CUBA.
n Address Before the Patrica Clib
of New York.
LOWING UP OF THE MAINE.
;panisi Outrages Were Reported to
Cleveland, but He Paid No At
tention to Them. Tribute
General Fitzhugh Lee addlressed the
-enbers of the Patrica club recently
f New York on "The United States
nd Cuba." lie said. in part:
"Cuba was never so well governed
y Spain as she is today. Congress
caried of the wars in Cuba and pass
d resolutions recognizing the right of
elligerency of the revolutionists.
hen came the war.
"I want to say that I reported to
resident Cleveland the exact condi
ion of atTairs that existed there. I
ported the rebellion with all its
rutalities and horrors and told him
bat it would continue for several
enerations if not brought to a speedy
nd. Mr. Cleveland gave-no attention
i my reports and it was not until
at gceat man now sleeping his last
eep in Canton, Ohio. took charge of
[Tairs in Washington that these atro
ous conditions were brought to an
"Cuba is well worthy of the atten
on or the American people. It is the
chest spot on God's green earth. No
)untry can ever rival Cuba in its
roducts. It has been awaiting for
alf a century for American energy
d enterprise. If we had not sacri
ed wisdom for sentiment, we would
vn Cuiu todav When we did have
uba we should have held on to it,
it some of the people wanted to show
e world that they- were acting for
lmanity's sake, and not for the pus
ssion of territory.
"Prior to the war with Spain when
was consul general in Cuba there
ere repeated attempts to assassinate
e. Wherever I went I had to sit
ith my back to the wall and my hand
1 my six shooter. I received twenty
2d thirty letters a day in which I
as threatened with all manner of
saths. Some threatened to wavlay
d strangle me: others to string me
p to the nearest lamp post, and still
hers to tie me to a horse's tail and
rag me around the streets of Havana.
ive Spanish women called at my of
ye one afternoon and handed me a
tter from some Spanish officers in
hich they threatened to come to my
!ice, tie me hand and foot, put me
)oard the Maine and drive me out of
ie harbor. I received reports that
en the Cubans wanted to kill me be
Luse they believed that by so doing
ar with the United States would
"When some of these reports were
irrent. a man came into my otlice
lc day with the purpose, as I
iought, of killing me. le moved to
ard me inch by inch, and just as he
tne within reach I had him covered
ith my gun. I asked him what h3e
anted. and to my surprise, he said
iEnglish. 'I have just come from
eneral Gomez's camp suffering from
wound in the thigh3. I want to leave
uba. I want to go back to the Uni
d States.' I asked him where he
time from and he said, in the drawl
st kind of a way. 'Fromn Kansas.
hat man was Frederick A. Funston.
you see I had much to do with the
ter capture of Aguinaldo."
General Lee then related the inci
nts that followed the blowing up of
3e battleship MIaine and told of Gen.
lanco's action after the catastrophe.
"I want to say here and for all
re." h3e continued. "that General
lanco and his officers had no more to
a with the blowing up of the MIaine
an had the .people of New York
ity. It is my belief that some of the
ung ollicers left in the arsenal by
eneral Weyler blew up the 31aine."
in conclusion Gen. Lee advocated
a increase of the navy owing to the
rowing interests of the United States
nd because."in view of recent events
e may be in deep water before we
They Are Watching Us.
T~he State says that Italy should
watch3 the United States, whose im
erialism is a political and commer
al menance to Europe, and especial
ta Italy. th~e weakest of th~e great
awers," was thec warning given his
auntry by Deputy Santini during
3e debate in th~e Italian chamber
hen the Venezuelan situation was
p. The wvarning should have even
iore effect in the United States than
1Europe: for it demonstrates to us.
s nothina~i else that has been said
i do. how our venture into the bus
ess of being a "world power" is
iwed by other "world powers." lie
re our essay into the tieldi of impe
alism we posses:;ed the disinterested
iendship (if the European imations5 so
tr as general International politics
-as concerned, as this5 country was
'e from any suspicion of rivalry.
'he Italian deputy who spoke so can
ily did not represent nis govern
ient oflicially but he undoubtedly
oed a sentiment which is pre valent
(t oly in Italy but throughout
A Minister Killed.
Iev. S. Archer. a Baptist minister.
as killed Thursday night by Casey
lolland. a young farmer living inea"
eeatur. Ala. T1he two quarrelled
en a load of wood and 1Holland struck
reher (in the head with a stick of
'ood. hreaking~ his skull and causing
eath in a few hours. Holland made
P ostomlce ltobbed(.
urelaris blew open thle safe in the
Otilice at 8ig Stone Giap. V a..
Vedneday morning taking about
00 i tmps and $400 in money.
'ey entered the room by boning out
panel i'n the door. The same gang
lite later entered a hardware stire
ud got $100i in money.
TlnEl-: are gro(winig evidencees that
he people of New England do not
elcome that kind of prosperity
ihih increases the cost of living out
f all proportion to the increase of' in
ATTEiIPT AT ASSASSINATION.
A Negro Shoots *jr. Thomas F. Davi
T.here was an ugly affair in Rich
land county Saturday evening. nea
the town of Killian's, about 15 mile,
ivrthi of C ilumbia. as a result f wh-i
a prominent South Carolinian. Mr
Thomas F. Davis. manager of the ex.
tensive Carolina Fire Brick works. lo
cated at Killian's, is suffering rom
load of shot in his right arm. neck and
leg. all fortunate!- being Ilesh wounds
and Ma-istrate's Constable 'T. C.
i Thornton has a shattered left arm.
1t was all the work of a ne'gro as.
sassin. whose murderous wo; k failed
of fatal consequences of no fault or
Saturday MIanager Davis accompa
nied by Miss Davis. and tie ottie
stenographcr. Miss iDubard, went out
on the place near the works for an af
ternoon's bird shooting. In the morn
ing Mr. Davis bad reprimanded a ne
gro named Adam Lowman, employed
about the works. for shooting on the
-reserve, and had ordered him otl.
Saturday evening as Mr. Davis and the
ladies were returning just at dark
they had to pass through some thick
bushes close by the road. As they
drove by the flash of a shot gun from
the boughs blinded them momentari
ly. Then Mr. Davis' right arm fell
helpless to his side. le was power
less to return the tire, and the vehicle
moved on. There was no scramb!e
from the bushes the assassin evident
ly waiting to give the other bArrel of
As soon as the town was reached
the alarm was raised and a message
we-it to Blythewood for Dr. Langford,
the nearest' physician, while 'Magis
trate's Constable T. C. Thornton and
others, hearing of the incident of the
morning. went in search of the negro
Lowman. The doctor did not arrive
for two and a half hours and when be
did get there he found other and more
serious work for him. Dr. Hanahan.
of Winnsboro, was 'pioned and asked
to come down on the midnight tiain.
Constable Thornton and a number
of citizens found the negro Lowman
in a negro house in bed. Ile had the
shot gun in bed with him. When Mr.
Thornton attempted to pul! him out
of bed he tired the gun point blank at
him, jumped out and fled like the
wind. Many shots were fired at him.
and some say at lest one of them was
effective, but the negro made his es
cape, for the others had to turn their
attention to Mr. Thornton who sank
down with a groan.
His left arm was badly shattered
by the shot, so much so that when
the phsician examined it he said that
amputation would be necessary.
At midnight the chase for the ne
gro had been abandoned for the night
and Dr. Langford was with the two
wounded men, awaiting the arrival of
Dr. IHanahan whose assistance lie
needed. Both men were resting easi
ly at that hour and Mr. Davis' wounds
while painful were not considered seri
A Sad Tragedy at Bamberg.
A messi,.e from Bamberg says that
Thomas W. Pearlstine, son of S. W.
Pearlstine. shot and killed "Bill
Creech at the latter's home on factory
hill about 9 o'clock Saturday night
in the presence of his wife and only
one other witness whose name was not
given. The facts were na-rd to get bu t
from all that could he ascertained
seem to be about as follows: Pearl
stine cailedi at the Creech house for
the purpose of collecting a debt of 8C
cents due him by Creech. Creech had
been sick for some days and was in his
bedroom sitting in front of the tire.
His wife was with him at the time.
Pearlstine entered the room and ask
ed Creech for payment. Creech told
him that he would pay him. A bout
this time a young factory hand whc
had had some business dealings with
Pearlstine during the day entered the
room ahd made some remark to Pearl
stine in regard to the transaction. It
is said that Pearlstine began cursing
the young man when Creech ordered
him not to curse before his wife or in
his house. Pearlstine continued his
profanity and drawing his pistol shot
Creecih twice in the back, killing him
instantly. TVhis is the testimony of
the only eye witness to the atfair.
Pearlstine immediately tied but every
effort is being made to apprehendhim.
Mules in South Africa.
The Augusta Chronicle says "if the
South African war accomplished no
other good it introduced the Ameri
can mule to th~e Boers, and he did
the rest. At one time there was talk
(f international friction because the
nited States allowed the British
a-my to ibuy mnules for their use in
the South A frican wvar: but the B:ers
found it so much cheaper to capture
lritish army trains and help them
selves to the mules than it would
have been to buy them in America and
transport them. that they made no
complaint against the trahtc. On the
contrary they redoubled their etforts
in wayiayin g tr-ains so as to force the
British to buy as many as possible.
That the American mule made a good
impression in South A frica is proven
by the fact that the Boers are now
buying them. Recently an agent of
the Boers was sent to the United
State to study thle induvstrial methoids
and agricultural i mplements. and, see
what thlings of ours shoui be in
troduce~d in South A frica. it is re
crded as a fact that (ne of he ;irist
things this commissioner invested in
was a thousand Missouri mules. it
promises to be an imnportanit tratlic."
Work ot'an Air itte.
Tihe IUion Progress says Mr-:
Charles Linder. whose eye was put out
hv an air rifle in I $9. had] to undergo
tie operation Sunday of having the
injured eye removed in iirder to save
the other one. 'Te operation was
iuite succ-essfutl an~d lie is doig as
well as couilld be expected. Dr. Geo.
Heinitsu. of Spartaniburg. performed
WVomn'zs P'icture~ on Stamp.
An unusual thing in postotlice ci:
eles is the new 8-cent Martha Wash
ington'u stamp being placed on s.ah
throughout tile country. This stamp
is unique in that it is the fir-st stampr
issued by the United States govern
ment bearing the figure oir portrait o1
BANK OF MULLINS LOOTED
Five Thousand Dollars Stolen by
A special dispatch from Mullins to
The State says a boid and daring rob
hery occurred in that town on Wed- ]
ne;dav night. when the Bank of Mul
lins was burglarized, the daring rob
bers securing the tat sum of 85.000.
For the past few months the bank
carried cash on hand of about $20,000
in order to meet the demands of the
tobacco interests, but just now the
season for selling the weed is nearly
over, and lucky for the bank they
were only trying to carry enough cash
to transiat the nominal busi.iess. I
From all reports that can be gathered C
the robbery oxcurred about 3 o'clock
a. m., as the night watohman for the
Mullins Lumber and Brick company.
stated that he heard the report just
as the 3 o'clock watcb was punched.
The work of the robbers shows that t
they were fully up to their business. P
as they knew the location of the rivets 2
that bolted the combination on to the a
vault and after getting into the vault n
they then had to break open another
safe of the Hall make, which was ap
parently entered without the least S
trouble. as great pieces of plate steel 0
was found lying on the floor in the 0
vault, and the big door was lying at 9
the foot of the safe in a demolished I
condition. Evidently some great ex
plosive was used. Every effort h' s
been put forward to secure the where- s
abouts of the robbers, by sending dis- e
patches to all points along the Coast f
Line notifying the town and city P
authorities to look out for any suspici- a
ous characters, also messages were fly- t
ing in every direction to secure the
services of bloodhounds.
Finally the dog of Mr. Wrlght, p
general superintendent of the Butler el
Lumber company, was secured. Tne .
dog was brought to Mullins by private i
conveyance and carried to the black- n
smith shop where some of the tools
were taken to do the work, but the C
dog seemed to take no notice of any
particular trail. le was then carried
to the bank with the same result. t
The bank is thoroughly protected by V
insurance, which will occi in no loss. e
The bank will be ready for business
again in the morning. The work S
seems to have been done by a profes- Ii
Texas Fever in Blackville.
The Columbia State says Dr. G. E. ti
Nesom, State veterinarian, arrived in e:
that city Saturday evening from .3
Blackville where he had gone in re- f<
sponse to a telegram from Mr. J. D. v
Whittle. Some weeks ago Mr. Whittle C
bought in western North Carolina h
one hundred and fifty steers for his b
feed pens. About a week ago fifteen
of them began to show signs of being a
sick and soon four died. The State
veterinarian examined them and fonnd p
that they were dying from Texas t
fever, or southern cattle fever. Mr. P
Whittle has just gone into the busi- t
ness of feeding cattle and will no t
doubt be very much discouraged with t
such unexpected results. Two other I
gentlemen who have recently sustain- t
ed similar losses are Mr. W. E. Rut- p
land who is feeding 200 steers on his a
farm at Batesburg, and Mr. 'J. T. I
B'and. .Jr., of Mayesville, feeding 12 +
head. The three have a total of near
ly 500 choice steers, from Western o
North Carolina, valued at about $13,- C
000, and the aggregate loss from t
Texas fever is about $1,000. When t
it is known that similiar losses are oc- s
curring all over the State from June ]
to Jan nary the disease must be reck- t
oned as one of great importance to the e
stockmen. Dr. Nesom estimates that c
last year it caused losses amounting to I
over $100,000, and says it will be con- a
siderably more for 1902.
Five Children Killed
By the explosion of a gas tank
Wednesday at Fort Lee, N. J., the t
residence of John Puglughi was de- t
molished, his five children instantly c
killed and his wife so seriously injuredv
that her recovery is despaired of. The a
dead: Ida Puglughi, aged 14 years; t
Tilly, 12 years: irene, 10 years; Ade- f
line. 7 years; and George, 5 years. The s
mother was found 200 feet from where e
the explosion took place, her rightv
arm almost torn from her body. .Just e
returned from school, the children t
were at their lunch table when the c
explosion occurred. The roof and c
sides of the house were blown out. e
An adjoining cottage was also partly I
destroyed. The debris immediately il
too'k lire and the bodies of the dead t
were badly charred. Mrs. Puglughi, v
who was waiting on the children at l1
the table, was blown through the side p
of the house and was found in the t
road. The father was away from t
home. The tank which exploded was v
in the cellar and supplied the illumi- g
nating gas for the building. il
Cupid Invades Convent. C
A dispatch from Madrid says the ~
ynung Marchioness of Pidal. 24 years L
old. the daughter of the former con
servative minister, wvho became a nun e
last year at the desire of her parents,
has escapedl from the Monastery, t
where she was living. She gives as a
reason that her life will not provide
for the sacred vocation and she wishes 9
to marry. Three other aristocratic
nuns escaped for the same reason.
A Duel to the Death.
At adance beiug given at the
Natatorium hotel at Beaumont, Tex
as. Thursday night a nde was fought
between John Brouch, street commis- r
sioner. and Frank Matthers,both men
using pistols. Brouch was killed, H1. p
M. Matthe'ws was fatally wounded and 3
F'rank Mat ithews received a bullet in
his leg. The shooting took place out- I
side the dan0ce hall. s
(herry Tree Swindle. d
In the U nited States District Court
W~ednesday at Charlotte. N. C., R1ev. a
TI. Bright.' one of the parties implica- I
ted in the cherry tree swindle, was
sentenced to four mouths in jail and
to pay a tine of $1.000. Others impli
catedl in t he swindle were lined 81,000.
Th'ie women~f who wer vi'ctimized to
the extent of 210.000. wvill not recover
a dollar of their money.
Rt. C. W~haync, of Louisville, was c
found dead in Louisville, with a gun- ']
shot wound in his breast. His lifea
wvas insured for $:;40.000 and suicide
is suspctedI. hut his friends and rela-e
tives claim that his death was ac
9, Special Appropriation Made by the
House for the
?URPOSE OF ENFORCING THEM'
rhe Large Sum of Five Hundred
Thousand Dollars Made Im
mediately Available for
Unexpectedly and without warning
Vednesday during the consideration
f the legislative appropriation bill in
he House, Mr. Bartlett, a Georgia
)emocrat, sprang an amendment to
ppropriate $250.000 to -enforce the
herman anti-trust law and to direct
he attorney general to proceed tot:he
rosecution of all violators of the law.
LIthough such a provision was plainly
menable to a point of order, not a
iember on either side of the house
iised objection. Indeed both sides
rheeled into line. All agreed that
>me such action was advisable. Some
f the Republicans, however, raised
bjection to the looseness of the lan
uage of the amendment and Mr.
lepburn of Iowa offered as a substi
ate for it the language of the bill he
itroduced on the opening day of the
ssion to appropriate $500,000 for the
iforcement of the law. This was
irther strengthened tomake the ap
ropriation immediately iahaable and
amended the substitute was a'ftei.
) without division.
Mr. Bartlett iianted Mr. Hepburn
incorporate in his amendment a
rovision directing the attorney gen
ral to proceed with prosecutions but
this Mr. Hepburn objected because
contained a reflection on the attor
Mr. Bartlett said the attorney gen
al should be criticised because he
ad not enforced the anti-trust laws
[e said there had been no representa
ve of the people's interest In the
Thite House, cabinet, or on the fed
ral bench, in the fight against trusts.
Mr.- Grosvenor, of Ohio, iaid the
herman anti-trust law was a Repub
can measure while a Democratic ad
tinistration had cast doubt upon its
The legislative bill was passedprac
cally as it came from the committee,
Kcept for the amendment. January
1 at 3 o'clock was fixed as the time
>r holding the exercises in connection
ith the acceptance of the statutes of
harles Carroll and John Hansen,
[aryland's contribution to statuary
The language of the Hepburn
mendment is as follows:
"That for the enforcement -of the
rovisions of the act of July 2, 1890,
be sum of $500,000 is hereby appro
riated, outside of any money in the
reasury not heretofore appropriated,
be expended under the direction of
be attorney general In the- employ
ient of special counsel and agentgof
be department of justice to conduct
roceedings, suits and prosecutions
nder said acts in the courts of the
inited States; Provided, that no per
an shall be prosecuted or be snbject
J to any penalty or forfeiture for or
n account of any transaction, matter
r thing concerning which he may
estify or produce evidence, documen
ary or otherwise, in any proceeding,
uit or prosecution under said acts:
'rovided, further, that no person so
estifying shall be exempt from pros
cution or punishment for perjury
ommitted in so testifying. This ap
ropriation shall be immediately
The Tale or a Corsec.
A new and fearful illustration of
he danger of trusting to circunmstan
ial evidence is furnished by the case
f a woman in Brooklyn. She is the
rife of a traveling man and some time
go when he returned from a western
rip she found in his valise a beauti
ul silk and lace corset. Taken ab
olutely by surprise the moan had no
xplanation ready and the Inference
las plain. The wife promptly gath
red her personal belongings, returned
o her father and began divorce pro
eedings. Meanwhile, out in Cin
innati, another woman, almost
qually mad, was strong at the pro
rietor of a leading hotel and demand
og the arrest of all his house-maids
ecause she had lost a corset which
ras the pride of her life. After a
ng course of correspondence and cross
urposes and a comedy of errors
breatening daily to develop a tragedy,
he facts were ascertained. They
rere that the owner of the article in
uestion had carelessly left it hang
rig in a closet of the room she oc
uplied. -The unhappy traveling man
ad the same. room next day and sent
p the porter instructed to pack his
alise. and t 1c faithful porter put in
verythinzg he could find. The result'
ras the mysterious disappearance of
he lost garment in the baggage of a
ian enticely innocent and unsuspect
aig. Peace has been declared with
iany tears and much penitence and
is safe to say that one woman at
east will not believe any more evil
ven it she sees it with heir own eyes.
The steamneI Allegheny which ar
ived at New York Thursday from
'Vest Indian ports, reported having
assed onl December 14 the schooner
taggie G. Hart, from Jacksonville to
ew York. abandoned and in a wate-.
>ggedl condition. The foremast was
tanding, the mainmast broken at the
eck and hanging by gear from the
>remast. The jib boom was broken
nd the fore deck was continually
Afraid to Stay.
A dispatch from South Bend, Ind.,
ays: "Four shootings and one mur
er in which negroes took part, have
een followed by closing clubs and sa
>ons conducted by negroes and many
olored people are leaving the city.
They are afraid to stay here, owing to
feeling against them among the
rhite people. The negroes say they
annot get food and service at the
estaurants although they have the
nner to npay for it."