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ABIG TI-11 E
the City ef Orangeburg.
THE GRAND OFFICEIS ELECTED
Tii MeePtIng woium 1-1p Wedn"aday
Night b.y a Grat. aanqet, at
Wlhich the Govcrnor
The 17th annual 0cvention tIhe
grand ldge. K nights of 1'vtbis. h'
gan its sessions in urangebiurg Tues
dayI moing~i M!ay ii'. with :tt repre
sentatives in atiendance.
Aust pilor t-the grand lode con
vening in exc(utive essi(I ion. Thos.
C. Doyle. mayor of the city and an en
thusiastic knight. welcomed the grand
lodge tq Orangeburg in behalf of the
citv. and Capt. .Joseph A. Berry. a
Vast chancellor of the lodge, extended
the welcome in behalf of the lodge.
These addresses of welcome were re
sponded to in fitting and appropriate
manner by Senator George S. Mower. I
grand chancellor. Cod. John M.
Knight. vice grand chancellor. and
Gen. M. L. Bonham in behalf of the
Followirn'z these happy fellcitationz
the floor was clee red of all not entitled
to sit in the grand lodge. which then
opened in due form.
All of the grand lodge otlcers were
in their places as foillows:
Grand Chancellor--George S. Mower
Grand Vice Chancelior-John M.
Knight of Sumter.
Grand Prelate-J. A. Summersett
Grand Keeper of Records and Seals
-Rev. J. 11. 'Thornwell of Fort Mill.
Grand Master of Fchequer--Wilson
G. Harvey of Charleston.
Grand Master at Arns-F. S. EVans:
Grand Master at Work-M. L. B on
ham of Anderson.
Grand Inner Guard--Geo. W.
Reeves of Branchville.
Grand Outer Guard--M. H. Witt of
The tirst business before the lodge
was the conferring of the grand lodge
degree on the new memberr and it was
found there were 65 ca.'didates for
this degree, the largest nv:nber to re
ceive the degree at one ti".e in the
history of the grand lodge.
The report of the grand lodge otil
cers printed in pamphlet form and
distributed among the members is
The grand chacellor. is his report.
says in part:
"The grand lodge at its last annual
convention appropriated $200 'for the
maintenance of such orphans as in the
judgment of the grand chancellor e.
serve the aid of tpe grand lodge.' No
case has b-en cailed to my att-ntion
and no part of the appropriation has
been -:xpended. I recommend, how
ever, that the appaopriation be con
tinued. The fact that no appeal in
behalf of the orphan has been made ist
evidence to my mind that :he subordi
nate btdges are meeting their respon
This amnoun twas again apiiropriated
for the current year.
The grand chancellor also clled at
tention to the fact that there is not
.a gythian paper in this domain and
expresses the hope that such a paper
will soon be est.:blished by some
brother knight and be given proper
The grand chancellor advocates dli
;-iding the grand domain intodistricts
and the holding of district meetings~
in addition to the meetings of the
grand lodge as a whole.
The grand chancellor's report shows
the ord]er to be in a most tiourishing
Five new lodges have been institu
ted during the year, making the total
now 104, and the membership shows a
net gain of :310, the total number of
knights in good standing now being
The total number of initiations dur
ing the year were 733, but this in
crease is, of course, reduced by sus
pensions, withdrawals, and deaths.
Immediately after the opening ex
ercises Wednesday morning the grand
---ldge went into secret sessign for the
exemplification of the unwritten work
of the order.
Following this came the selection of
meeting place for 1904 with Columbia,
Anderson, Greenville and Beaufort all
aspiring for the co'-eted honor.
Each of these cities had consider
able backing so that it took several
ballots to finally decide it and Green
It had been thought that the next!
session of the gzand lodge would go to
Columbia,. but this session being in the
.lower part of the State the up-country
was determined to have it in their
section next year and the selection of
Greenville gives perfect satisfactin.
The selection of a meeti ng place be
ing disposed of the next business be
fore the grand lodge was the electioni
of officers for the ensuing year and in
this the spirit of brotherhood so beau- I
tifually taught in the order and the
cardinal principles of Pythianism was
There was no contest for any otficeC
and every nomination was unanimous,t
showing the harmony that character
izes Pythian conventions.
Tbose elected were as follows:
Grand Chancellor-John M. Knight
Grand Vice Chancellor --Jas. S.
Summersett of Columbia.i
Grand Prelate--B. A. Morgan of!
Grand Keeper of Records and Seals
--Rev. J. H. Thornwell of Fort Mill.
Grand Master of Excheouer-W i
son G. Harvey of Charleston.
Grand Master-at-Arms-Jos. A.
Berry of Orangeburg.
Grand Inner Guard--Geo. W.
Reeves of Branchville.
Grand Outer Guard-M. I1. WXitt of
Supreme Itepresentative-M L.
Bonham of Anderson. who goes to the
supreme lodge with Suipreme ilepre- 1
sentative Win. Goldsmith of Green
ville, who holds over-the term being
for two years.
The grand lodge aopropriated S60S
each to the Connie Maxwell, Th1orn
well and Epworth orphanages for the
support of an orphan at each of these
The election of (0:hers practically
c'oncluded too business of the morning
a nd a recess was ta ken unt il a ftrnoon
when the new grand loda~e onilcers
were installed with due cerc monv. E
GJov. leyward, one of the most 1.
prominent knights in the United
States, having for years been a reore
sentatve to the supreme lodge, camne a
down ~from Cilumbia Wednesday t
After the cdqcerof th, rana.'i g3dg
LzCt ins;tanleld 'ad addresscd that
Al. ., t; . b- .ao i
, i:." : to
~ .~ ,~ L ; mit h. Camden:
-il eghe. Greenwood.
v an'7.d 'e m- lvelok Eaves.
hmbhia: C. 1). Bowxn. Abbevilie:
-' ~. orne. Ninety-Six: V.
Printing -John M1. Knight. grand
:hiancelllor, ex-owlliie: RLev. .1. H.
fhornwell, grand keeper of records
md seals. ex-officio: Geo. W. Dick
Credentials-Thus Miller. Charles
ton: A. E. Boozer. Columbia: H. If.
State of the Order-.1. A. Summer
ett. grand vice chancellor, ex-ollicio:
.J. G. Padigett. Walterboro: L: S.
Mattison. Anderson: E. R. Cox. Dar]
ingtvu: A. i. Iughier, Mount Pleas
Grand Tiribune for three years- C.
P. Quattlebauin. Conway.
On Wedinozday night a grand ban
quet. was tendered the grand lodge,
at which ne:riv 50o covers were b.id.
A New Penl.-aol Izaid.
The boys in blue may be great
tigbters'. but it must he addmitted
that they are great believers in pen
ions. The Washington Post. in re
fering to the fact that G0.i0p men who I
enlisted for the Spanish war have ap
plied for pensions. thinks it will be
ell that the question of pensions for
hem be raised at once and that this
proposed raid on the treasurer should
be stpped at the start. The Colum
Dia iOcord says it is nthing less than
in attempt at a raid. for there can be
o possile reason wny that many men
should be pensioned. for not one-half
f them had any actuai experience in
war and suffered no particular hara
ship beyond the usual inconveniences
and disagreeable features of camp life.
Not more than 20.000 men were
actually sent to Cuba. and the mortal
ity was 659 for the wholenumber. and
f them 243 were killed in battle. Of
the other deaths, the investigation of
a commission soon after the war
showed that most of them were for
causes not brought on by reason of
anything resulting from enlistment in
the army. There cn then be no Js
tice whatever in pensioninlg that vast
army of "veterans" who have already
applied, and all who will apply have
not done so yet. and the Post very
properly has sounded the alarm and.
insists that. 1his proposed "hold up"
fthe treasury shall b;e stopped. It
is doubtful. however, if the warning
will be heeded, for in the matter of
pensions all gvernment ottieers. state
and national. are cowards. Every
soldier who is entitled to a pensiot
shou<1 nre but tho-e who are not
enttled to a pensio'n snould h.) turned
A i-awul Accidlet.
A disr~atch fri m Clinton to The
Stat e sayVs rhne Thorn well orpianage
is now in need of the tender sympnathy
which the good people of the State
have always been so ready' t' show ;t.
One of those unforeseen and unavoid
able accidents which sometimes hap-I
pen occurred there Wednesday. Whbile1
one of the girls was passing by the
wringer in the ateam laundry it sud
denly went to pieces with the noi-se of
a pistol explosion. Miss Anna An
derson was struck by a flying pi-ce
and was dead within 20 minutes. The
whole institution is in tears. it was
a merciful Providence that saved the
lives of the other girls, some of whom
were near by. Anna was one of the
sweetest, purest, most lovable girls in
the institution. There is no blame
to be attached to any one in connec
tion with the accident. The wringer
was running at its usual speed. There
was evidently a 11aw in the iron or
workmanship. The 200 children at
the orphanage need thme sympathy of
ods people now in their loss of one
f their dearest sisters.
Two Boy Brutes.
Details have jiust been learned of
:he kiilin~g of the 5-year old son of Al
Jert Wall. a prominent citizen of
chley county, Ga.. by two negro
oys, aged 30 and 12 years. The ne
roes enticed the boy into a shuck
en, where, with a heel pin wrapped
n a :"iuck, they attacked the young
>oy reaking three ribs and inflicting
ther injuries. Spinal meningitis re
~ulted, from which the child died af
:er much agony A fter torturing the
oy the negroes left him in the shuck
>en where be was found several hours
ater. The negroes ran away, but re
urned to get a look at their work and
vere caught. They are being held
endinlg a full investigation of their
rime by. the grand jury.
Leaped to H~s Death.
A special dispatch from Savannah,
ia., says from a balcony forty feet
~bove the sidewalk, Robert Y. Hilton
paitient of St. Joseph's hospital,
eaped, dashing out his brains on the
idewalk and dying immediately. Ten
inutes before, when visited by his
iurse, Hilton seemed to be in the best
if spirits and he had given no inti ma
ion oif an intention to kill himself.
e was temporary insane.
Had to Pay 'p.
Mi1ss Francis Pettit. of Ballston. N.
J. has been awarded $3,000 damages
gainst James P. Tartemore because
the wooing of her. he kissed her
,2.36 times- a penalty of just $2.42
cr osculation. It is said that M1iss
ettit has also kept a faithful record
f the meals MIr. Filttemore at~e at her
ouse and wilt sue him for the value1
He Was Arrested.
While President Roosevelt was in
acramento City. Cal., on Tuesday a
aan named Hardleman was arrested
ecause he was heard to say: "One
Las died and another had just as
eli."' In his pockets was found a
gsix shooter and two extra cart
idges. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A bad Tale.
Miss Zella Lawrence of Lanett.
(la.. a pretty girl ot 2:t. attenupted
uicide on M1onday by jumping ito
he Chattahooclbe river. bum. was res
ued alive. The failure of the bride
room to appear at the weddiing where
be was to he the bride was the
Kihled by3 ightning.
Mrs. Thomas Counrtessi. wife ofa
rominent citizen of M1eridianville.
ear iluntsville, Ala.. and her ser
ant. fargaret MIorris, was struck by
ghtning during a storm Thursday
nd instantly killed Mrs. Contessi's
wo daughters narrowly escaped
A FIVE BANVET,
- far ithe Pleaftomee4 of Violing ]
ig.ixhr; eof P Y W ia 4
'Tn. /d::ertainmnent .:r the grxandi
id. Knbhihs of Pyt hias, wva\ brouight
to a mOst rilliant climax in t he , labo
rate banqlet tendered i hen Wecies
day night by O)range iodgre. Tn:e Tcn
lowing account of the hanquet from
the Orangeburz correspondent of The'
state will be read with interest:
Hon. P. T. Ilildebrand, who was
called on to reply to the toast, "Our
City," begged to be excused on the
ground that it was not fitting for him
to eulogize "our city" in the presence
of gentlemen from almost every city
and town in the State who wer.e all
proud of their own homes. but this
correspondent being an officer of
Orange lodge, is proud of the numer
ous congratulations showered on the
lodge and that Orangeburg not only
maintained her well earned reputa
tion as the home of hospitality, but
has added many fresh laurels thereto.
Hv. Heyward said in the course of
his admirable address that he has been
a member of the grand lodge for the
last I0 years. :nd in that time the
,rand lodge has never been entertain- I
ed in !o thoroughly charming a man
ner before. The governor has visited
0 rangeburg frequently and had some
idea of what to expect. yet not only
ne but the entire grand lodge express
ed the entertainment accorded them
as beyond their most sanguiie 1xpec
Orangeburg always does her duty
well, and when the grand lodge ac
crpted the invitation to meet in Or
angeburg no time was lost ii prepar
ing for their entertainment. The de
tails were all agreed on months ago
and consequently there has been no
friction or inconvenience anywhere.
Not only the local lodge, but num
bers of others, including the city coun-:
cil. were generous in their contribu
tions. Everyone felt it an honor to as
sist in entertaining so distinguished a
body of men, and the greater pc.rt of
the homes of the city were thrown
wide open to them. They were met
at the depots with enthusiastic wel
come and assigned to hospitable
homes, so that it did not require the
address of welcome by the mayor or
representative of Orange lodge to
make them feel at home. Everybody
was at their beck and call, everything,
possible done for their pleasure, and
they enjoyed every minute of their
stay with us.
The banquet was held in the spa-;
ious hal oil the the third floor of the
handsome oflce building just erected
on Court House square and was, so to
speak, the christening of the building.
The hall itself is beautifully finished
and lighted, being admirably suited
for such an affair. The serving of the:
banquet was awarded some weeks ago
to the local chapter of the Daughters
of the Confederacy and' siuee then
the kni;hts have had no misgivings
whatever. knowing that it could c.ot
be in better hands.
To arrangre a tempting menu f.or 500
men was far from being anx easy task,
yet this was not only done, but the
tables draped in snow white linen and
decorated with beautifui ilower., mnak
ing it a scene of loveliness and one
that et only called forth c-sntinual
praise from those present, but wvili
linger with them for years. This
enarming arrangeme.nt did notj corn
plete the Iod es' [ask. however. but. all
dressed in the Confederate c-clors,
wite and red, they deftly waited on
their guests and by their smiles and
charming grace added much to the
pleasure of the banquet. The menu
was as follows:
Individual Loaves of Bread and Butter
Sweet Pickles, Cucumber Pickles.
Roast Rhode Island Turkey.
Whole Tomatoes, Sauce Mayonnaise,
New Pdtatoes in Mfelted Butter,
Frozen Pythian Punch
Olives, Salted Peanuts.
Chicken Salad, Potato Salad.
Vanilla Ice Cream.
with Fresh Strawberries.
Chocolate Cake Pounid Cake,
Lemon Layer Cake, lack Devil Cake,
Saltine Crackers, Water Biscuits.
With cigars came the toasts, which
were as follows:
"The Revival of F'riendship"
"Friendship: this virtue is the corner
stone of our order, and our members
are sworn to exercise it toward each
other."-Proposed by W. G. Smith, '
Orangeburg- response by C. C. Simnms,
Our Order"--"'Our order has but I
ine purpose, one result-the eleva-r
tion, the happiness, the betterment
of mankind."-Proposed by J1. A.
Berry. Orangeburg; response by M. I
L. Smith, Camden.c
"The 1). 0. KC. K."-"Nlght hath
.lories the day can never reveal."
Proposed by J. T. Parks, Orangebourg:
response by E. 310C. Clarkson. Colum-a
"Woman"-"Their force of charac- a
tLer and prudent counsel should guide a
is past the dangers that line the a
pathway of life." "The rainbow toic
:hestorms of life. The evening beams v
hat smile the clouds away."-Pro
osed by Dr. L. K. Sturkie, Orange
urg; response by B. Frank Wilson,
"Our City"-"Our order strives to t
ather into one mighty fraternity p
~orthly men, whose loyalty to their bt
~ountry and to the authority under d
hich they enjoy citizenship is un- 1:
oubted." Proposed by Tr. F. Brant- t
ey, Orangeburg; response by P. T. a
Music by the Orangeburg orches- t
The names of the speakers together v
ith thle subjects assigned is enough b
>f itself to tell of addresses of the e
ighest order, and all were accorded 14
-1r. Simnms, the first s'peaker,
andled the subject assigned him in
in admirable manner and in the
:orse of his remarks referred to the
evi val of friendshi p throughout South ,
arolina after years of political strifeI
s cemented by the election and ad
:nistration of Gov. Heyward. which 0'
-vas greeted with prolonged cheers.
Hon. M. L. Smith seemed as one
nspired as he replied to his toast'
'Our Orider'." and his orato~ry was
~ublime. lie made himself a r'eputa
ion as one of the foremost orators in
uuth Carolina and was warmly con
rratulated at the clIose of his master- h
Mr. Clarkson caused much morri I
nent as he told of the trip across the I
ot sands by those who join the D. 0. a
C. IC.. while the applause tha~t greet- I
-d Hon. B. Frank Wilson not only t
ild ,.f his pouli-ty as .. spakr,.|
yut Mlao that thes subject of his toast.
'Woman." was very dear to -ill pres'
nt. His ddre s was a gem an!!d was
iheraily punctuated WiLh applauoe.
As has alreftdy ueensaid. Mr. Hilde
)rand did n0ot thini1k it CigZht. to, land
'I ci t. but It r(espoinded in a v ii Ly
non:r a hnd was wel! recejv.:i. Al
rr i.1 Ilil' lrand had c(mnlinded
vy. Iiyward was clled f.;r and ril.
Tonded in a feelin and! eharacter
In the course of his remarks he
mciuplimented Orange lodge. but more
,specially the ladies. for the banquet,
elling them it surpassed anything of
he kind ever tendered the grand
odge and not ouly the governor but
very speaker had something of a flat
ering manner to say to the ladies
The music for the banquet was ren
lered by the Orangeburz orchestra
inder the leadershipof M r. Wi. L.
ilover and they were the recipients
Af many complimentary remarks and
ound after round of applause greeted
mach selection rendered.
This orchestra is the pride of the city
ind is composed of some of our most
popular gentlemen and ladies and is
purely a social organization. kept up
because of their love for music. Their
services are not at the call of enter
ainments generally and when they do
ppear they are always accorded an
Those who composed the orchestra
were: Miss Ida Kohn, Miss Rayna
later. Mrs. Bertha Erlih. Messrs.
Win. L. Glover, Lenard Bennett,
Ashley Wannamaker, lRichard D.,
erome and .lames McMichael. and 0.
The following selections were ren
"'The Gainesboro March"-Rasey.
Selections from ''Florodoa"--Stuart.
"The Grand American Fantasia"
"An Autumn Bird," waltz.
"Good Od Summer Time." a med
"Warblers' Farewell"--Taba ne.
"Dixie Land Marcli-Haines.
Mrs. Henry Kohn. chairman. and
,1ll the ladies of the ) tughters of the
Confederacy deserve much praise and
thanks for their efforts to make the
banquet a success, and Orange lodge
is under lasting obligations to t;:em.
In fact, the ladies deserve the major
part of the Tr tise for the success of
A HAPPY SOLUTION.
rTe Scared Carrier i'si;;a' Com the
A dispatch from Washington says
Postinaster General Payne has ordered
he immediate resumption of service
mn the suspended rural free. delivery
mail route at Galiatin, Tenn. The
resignation (if -John C. A Iig'od. the
negro carrier. who was intirnidated
ind who refused -to resume work, has
been accepted and the civil service
coiimis4ion has be I called uipon to
certify a carrier to 11~11 is plai. The
postmaster generaI gave out th 'fol
lowing statemn t re'gard ing the case:
"In the case ofi Jo~hn C. A ligood'C. ru
rid free delivery carrier, who reported
that he was held up by masked men
while in the discharge of his duties.
ron the 'ith in dant. ain i nvest';gation
was made by the inspectojrs Co.nger
irA iBains. Fr;om, their report it ap
pears that the carrier wais stopped by
tw men and warned not~ to conitinule
in the service. The papers in the
case show that tis lawless act is nt
ipproved or sustained by the pe. ple
ling on route No. 1 or by the peotple
in that vicinty, and that the posona
uilty of the act are alone responsible.
"it is believed by the inspectors
tat Carrier Aligood could safely
resume the delivery of mail on thi<
route and as evidence of that fzet it
ippears that a neighbotring route is
now, and has been since the insitalla
ion of the tree delivery service, serv
d by a colored man. Under all the
ircumstances the department is not
isposed to hold the people on route
o. I. responsible for the acts of the
wo men referred to, who were guilty
f the threatened assault upon the
etter carrier, and it would be unjust
o deprive them of their mail facili
:ies under the conditions. Therefore,
rdered that the resigniation of John
IAllgood, rural letter carrier', be ac
~epted and that service on the routc
eC resumed at once."
The postmaster general stated that
he civil service commission certifies
my one name to him and that person
vill be appointed irrespective of' color,
as required by law.
Many Sheep and Cattle Die.
The heaviest cattle and sheep l'.ss
n tihe history of Montana, the damage
hich will be S5.000,000 has been
aused by the terrible snow storm of
ast week. In some sections f'ully
nety per cent of thle sheep on the
anges I-ave perished. Three herders.
least, have wandered away .in the
linding storm and hav'e frozen to
eath. An aged herder employed at
~ortage was lost Sunday. T wo more
a the Shelby junction country, em
*loyed by the Flow ree Cattle company
re missing and there is no hope that
hey can be found alive. Herders have
bandoned their flocks on every hand
nd fled for safety to the settlements
nd ranches. Nothing like the fury
f this storm has ever before been
itnessed in northern CDlimates.
Severe Loss by Fire.
The seaboard Air Line railway
iops, minor otlees and warehouse on
be outskirts of Portsmouth, were
ractically destroyed by tire which
roke out shortly after 1') o'clock Fri
ay night. At a late hour the blaze
ad not spent itself, but the destruc
ion of nearly every building and car
t the yards was about complete. As
ear as can be estimated at this time,
le monetary loss will foot up to
750,000. James Ilarrel, a machinist,
to sought to save his tools, was so
adly burned that he may die. No one
Ise was seriously hurt so far as can he
Eighteen peoiple living at a board
ig house at San Juan, Port. Ilico,
-ere poisoned Wednesday by milk
ntaining ptomaines. Elecven doc
irs responded to the alarm and the
se of stomach pumps saved the lives
all the sufferers. The Americans
Teeted were Messer. Kellog, Sisson.
ordon. Schultz and liallen and Mr.
ad Mi's. Chadwick. The incident
as caused ahirm throughout San
an. L f -
Mis. G. Y. lierrell disappeared from
er' home near Cherokee Springs,
paranurg county. the nigzht .o the
4th and has not been heard fr'om
nee. Sihe was in her night clothes
ad had just put her baby to berd. 11cr'
usband says there was no home
~ouble. She left aL letter asking her~
ELVATOR CAR FALLS.
ns Man :ihd Thr-e- Women Ma.hed
O)nce fain and three women were
killed and live or six injured Friday
night at 1026 Fifth avenue, l'itts
hu rg. Pa., the building heing c;pied
by a dancing academy. The cause of
the fatalities was the snapping of tne
elevator ropes allowing the cage to
drop 50 feet. hbe dead are so hadiy
mashed that identification has been
impossible up to midnight. The only
one whose name may be correct is
Catherine Curtin. On her body was
found a railroad ticket with the name
Among the injured are: Harry
Lipson. aged 22, bruised all over body
and hurt internally: Miss Kate Flani
gan, 27, bruised all over body and suf
fering from shock: Albert Myers, -0.
fractured leg; Mrs. Lulu Postilwaite,
scalp wound and body bruised. A
banquet and ball was being held in the
build:ng by the Pennsylvania Electro
Mechanical institute, and every avail
able portion of the fifth and sixth
floors were crowded by members of the
institute and their friends.
At. about 10 o'clock the elevator
Nwith a load of 13 passengers started
for the banquet room on the sixth
fioar. When that floor was reached
it was found that every place was
crowded and the passengers decided to
go to the fifth floor where the dancing
was in progress. When between the
sixth and tifth floors tne steel cable
snapped and with a resounding crash
that was heard blocks away the cage
dropped with its load of human
It smashed through the floor above
the cellar of the building and was
stopped by a braced post of wood,
three fLet below the first Iloor. In
this inaccessible position the passen
gers were jammed under broken tim
bers and tiwisted steal, yet none
might have been killed had not the
heavy balance weight, weighing over
a ton, come crashing djwn upon them.
Miraculously all but four were able to
scramble out. The others were pinion
ed under the heavy weight. Four
were mashed almost beyond reco(gni
Albert Myers was held a prisoner
for more than an hour. While fire
men and volunteer rescuers were pre
paring rigging to Ift the machine so
as to be accessible he lay piuioned un
der the wreckage. Whiskey and water
were passed to him with words of
encouragement. A ffreman endadner
ed his life by dropping into the mass
of wreckage and holding the injured
man's head. "Heavens it was hot
down thele," was the brave man's first
works spoken while being carried from
his prison to a hospital in an ambu
The opinion prevails that the eleva
tor was overcrowded and Superinten
dent of Police MeTighe ordered the
arrest of Prof. L. N. Giles, a mechani
cal engineer and instructor of the
Pennsylvania Elector-Mechanical in
stitute, who at the time or the acci
dent was running the elevator. It is
alleged that he allowed the elevator to
be overcrowded anid that he had no
expersence- in running an elevator and
was partly responsible for theit acci -
in The Think less~ Ag'.
This is indeed a periodl of the thing
less things. We have the wireless
telegrapb. We have the. sinkless
tunnel. We have the stuless street.
We have the moneyless city treasury.
We have the sewerless intercepting
sewer. A nd, of course, we have ifne
reformless reformer. Moreover, ex
periments now meeting in the Agzri
cultural Department of the United
States Government have dem: nstrateil
the fact that it is possible so to
pervert species as to produce a bristle
less hog. and to give pro~mise of a
featherless chicken. Having given us
a bristless hog and a featherless hen.
it would be folly to expect that science
would pause and be content. That
is not the way of science. Its motto
and its way is ever onward, still
pursuing. still achieving, with a heart
for anything that promise t4 improve
upon nature. So we may as well be
preparedi even for the barkiess dog.
the howless cat, the stingless mosqui
to. the buckless goat, the ileeless lica,
the wingless Ily, the brayless donkey
and the kickless mule. Evidently the
time is near when the sleepless dream
of the poemless poet shall be fultilled
--wben, if the tendency toward thipng
less things continues.
The coatless man throws a careless
Round the waist of the hatless girl.
As over the dustless and mnudless road
in a horseless carriage they whirl.
Although for lunch his coin less purse
For them affords no means.
Save a tasteless meal of boneless cod
By the side of stringless beans.
Y[et he lights a tobaccoless cigarette
And latughs a mirthless laugh.
While her father tries to call her hack
By wireless~ telegraph.
Too Many j octors.
At the conventien of the Americanz
Medical association, in New Orleans,
Dr. Billings drew attention to the
fact that the medical colleges are
graduating annually from 10.000 to
12,500 physicians, when the actual
needs of this country call for on ly
about 2,500. it seems a pity that
some or these graduates have not en
tered other professions that are not:
so crowded and can offer better pros
pects for remuneration. Sanitary
engineering, naval architecture. and
the comparatively new profession of:
forestry, for instance. are not over
crowded, and there will soon hea
great deman-i for really competent
automobile engineers, men who com
bine with mechanical ability a thor
ough knowledge of gas and other en
gines that are competing for the con
trol of the fleld.
Killed for His M.oney.
The body of Frank Whitaker, an
old resident, was found Tuesday in
the water at Sweeney's wharf at Key
West. Fla. On examination four
wounds were found on the head, either
of which would have caused death.
The coroner's jury boarded the
scooner New Venice which was lying
a~t the wharf, the body was found and
tfle dead mnan's hat and that the deck
was covered with blood. The coro-'
ner's investigation resulted in the ar
rest of Fred Everett. An exam ination
of his clothing showed it was stained I
with blood, it was also known that
he had no money Monday night, but
deposited with various parties Tues
day 8S200 for safe-keeping. Several
others were arrested and will be held
He Was Murdered.
Ex-Lieut. Governor Ihenry Clavy
Knobloc of Louisiana was killed at il
his home, Thibodeaux. La., on Mon- I
:lay in an encounter with a barber
A Horible Idea.
Tie Miehiziau Legidatore s'etrms to
hu.e at le5at one brUte cno''E its
memb- r .. Ar a Putit ute for an p
proratoon for a home for the ebl
minded. R esetative R'dge-4 'of
MLuskeigon, lai; introdntwed a skelteno.
measure providing for the killingr by
electricity fr all chil(rIn who ar re
garderi as h-pelcss cases. Thbe di ails
of the measure are not worlked our i
fll. The legislator has back .I up
his measure with the plea tLat h
man itarian inw.rests demand the re
moval of (:hillretn whose mturis are
such as tn render thin a burden to
society and incapable of happiness for
themselves. The bill is based upon
the report from the superintendent of
the present asylum to the effect that
many of the inmates do not possess,
nor ever will have, mind enough lo
know that they are alive. The idea
of such a bill being introduced in ary
legislature is horrible to contempl .t
and we are pleased to notice that the
committee, to whom it was referred,
will bury it beyond ressurrection. I
is a pity that the brute who intro;
duced it could not be buried with it.
A vast deal of nonsence has been
published about the "good work that
Booker Washington is doing," but
there is a great many conservative
and thoughtful men in Alabama who
have followed his work carefully, and
who are unable to discover where it is
good. They hold with the States and
other southern newspapers that the
Tuskegee institute is changing ex
cellent field hands into rowdy crap
players and loafers. Much better re
sults would be obtained if Booker
Washington would teach his students
how to look at the rear end of a mule
through a pair of plow handles with
profit; in other words how to farm on
scientific principles.-New Orleans
A special from Manhattan, Kans.,
says: A tornado passed over the wes
tern part of Riley county Saturday
evening traveling in a northwesterly
direction. At Bala, on the Rock
Island road, two people were killed
and 12 injured, several it is thought
fatally.' Railroad trafEc was blocked
for some time on account of great
trees and debris beiug blown on the
track. The storm was accompanied
by a heavy iain and hailstones of un
usual size. 1any dwellings and out
buildings were. wrccked. In the storm
that struck 10 miles southeast of
Dodge City a herder named unknown,
was killed and Mrs. Tibb Shane was
Made Big Prolits..
A dispatch fr'.m Augusta. Ga.,
says a unique situation has developed
in the (raniteville Manufacturing
company. President T. 1. lickman
closed a deal for the sale of his stock
or cott'on amounting to 3,500 bales.
and tigured out a profit of $70,000 by
selliug his raw material and closina l
down his miiil ror the summer. as
compared with operating the mill and
converting the cotton into Cloth at
present prices. While the mill i
closed theC operatives will cnltiue on1
the pay roll at half. President Ilick
mant will also utiliza the closing down
of the inill to mnake some important
improvemnen ts and ad lditionis to machin
Kiilled ini Battle.
The .tate says Gov. Hleyward re
aeived a calegram on Friday from
lion. 11. II. Walker. member of the
legislature f romi Ba rnwell county and
a leading citizen of Allendale, an
nouncing that his nephew, Lieut.
Ward Y. Walker, had been killed in
action in the Philippines. Hle begged
the governor to assist in getting the
remains returned to the home of the
motLer of the deceased at Appleton.
The governor sent his condolences to
Mr. Walker, anti wired thle war
department to do what they could in
White Man Lynched.
A special from Madison, Fia., says
that a mob entered that city Thurs
day night, secured the keys to the jail
from the night watchman, took out
Washington .Jarvis, a white man. and
lynched h m. .Jarvi.s was carrned some
distance from the city, tied to a tree
and shot to death. Ile was accused
or murdering his cousin, .John Wald
rop. The night watchman was blind
folded and held captive until the mob
tnished its work.
THERtE is a deticiency of $200,000
in the free delivery bureau of the
postoffice deparment and the year is
not half gone, and even the postmast
er general has been compelled to ad
mit that there was very loose admin
istration. We agree with the C'olum
hia Record that i f he will go dee pe r
into the matter he may fine that there
was something worse than "lo'>seness"
at the bottom 'I he whole depart
ment seems to be tilled up with ras
1s isi True?
At the session of the Northern
Baptist convention in Uiftaloi, N. Y.,
on Monday " the secretary referred to
the report of Miss Jones, a missionary,
who he said wrote that the snuff or to
bacco habit is alarming among the
mill population of South Carolina and
that free whiskey seemed to be the
A Barn Burned,
The barn of (;eo. C. llopkins, two
miles south of Clinton, was burned
Sunday night together with~ two
mules beionging to Mr. Hopkins and
i horse. valued at $2->0. of a Methodist
miiste-r. Rev. J1. R. Copeland. whoI
was spend'ing the nig~ht at Mr. Ihop
kins' and a large amount of provender.
Tlrx~ Savannah News says and "now 1
he unreconstructed Filipinos are call- im
3d 'fanatics.' Lieutenant Walker of I
he constabulary was 'killed by a,
superior force of fanaties.' Not longj
go they were 'ladrones.' It seems to1
:> ee~ayto swap the names around,t
nd occasionally make use of a new '
ne, to keep f'rom calling the trouble '
var. Of' co)urse there can be no such
hing as war with ladrones or fanatics
n the 'ther side.'
THlE Newberry Observer says:
Among the changes brought abou tI
y the whirligig of time is the advo
:aev of Cleveland by the New York
un, the paper that brought (ot I
'Beast" Butler in 1884 as an 'indepen-'
lent Democrat' to defeat Cleveland.'
'he Sun is now owned by .'P. Mor
ran, the great trust maker. That
nay account for its change of heart.
PnoF. E. C. McCanuts. instructor of a
nathemiatics in the 'ity schools of
\nderson. ha~s written a novel which
viil he published by l)oubk day. Page
e Co., in the- early fail. Mr. .4lc
ants has written a number of charm- C
ng shcrt stor'ies and it was througth a
us stories in the magazines that this3
ublishing house was attracted to his 't
To Break a Leaae.
A uk has berj iled in ranI 'urg
co(' * *r, John Cart to break. thte
t S h Carolina and Gecr
g .l: d to the ..h ro raiuod.
au ju' grouwt~ tI. t .1 th vilt U
sAe iunl' T. of ari:h4. Of the" canf):titu
(fiof carr Wctng .i-Ws 1.y a raftead
cuporatO:,. 31r.% Carr is represented
in :he case by . .1 P. K. 1l'y.-n
a i; Mill er & Wane YfCareo
ani Adam i s of (rang-eiurg.
T;;e com!petiUg line cited by the plain
till as beig operated by the Southern
along witi the S. C. & Ga.. is the old
Co:m:nbia and Augusta railroad. run
niii from Columbia to Hamburg, S.
C.. which is now a part of the Sonth
crin system. It is al~eged that the
Seath Carolina and Georgia. through
its line foin Columbia to Augusta.
via Branchville furnished competitive
facilities with the Columbia and
August a road until its acquisition by
the Southern on a lease for 999 years.
April 29, 19) and that since that
date the tranlic between Columbia and
ALugusta has been entirely controlled
by thi- Southern and the constitution
of the State violated, to the injury of
.1hipper at all pointb along tUe two
roads. Orangeburg being on the line
between Columbia and Branchville,
is affected by the conditions and Mr.
Cart claims that his interest have been
hurt and that he is entitled to the
constitutional protection guaranteed
in section 7. of article 9'. Mr. Cart
asks damages to the amount of $147,
200. The suit is brought on the
ground that the leasing of this road
violates section 7, of article 9 of the
constitution which forbids the leasing
or purchasing of a competing or
paralled line under a penalty of a fine
of $100 a day, half of which goes to
the state. and half to the plaintiff.
The Southern railway has not filed its
answer to the suit of Mr. Cart and it
will have plenty of time to present
this. The case will not come to trial
for some months, probably, and the
litigation is likely to be extended.
A certain ex-congressman tells a
story about a widow-in his district who
desired a position iu the agricultural
"There was no vacancy at that
time." said he. "and I was consequent
ly compelled to advise my constituent
that I could do nothing for her until
later. But she persisted in her efforts
to obtain a position and for two weeks
thereafter met me at every turn. One
morning I had just finished breakfast
when I was told by the servant that
she was awaiting me in the reception
hall. So I assumed as pleasant a de
meanor as possible, and. entering the
room, said in a sympathetic voice:
"'Well. my good woman, what
"'Good news,' she said; 'good news.
"'Well,' I said, 'I'm glad to hear that
And what is the good newsy
"'Oh,' she said, 'good news, Mr. Al
len, good news. A woman In the agri
cultural department died yesterday.'
The mast precious of all stones, ac
cording to a gem expert, is the jade, on
account of its rarity, its extraordinary
qualities and the mystery of Its cutting.
It was regarded as a sacred stone, and
nobody had a right to possess it except
a prince of imperial blood. Argerius
Clutius, a famous physicIan in Amster
dam at the time of the renaissance,
published a work on the jade, or ne
phritic stone, as it was then called, OD
account of its action on the renal sys
tem. At the same period Italian au
thors spoke of the jade as osiada and
discussed its wonderful powers for
The legends surrounding this stone
abound in history. Good specimens of
Jade are extremely rare, and the world
is at a loss to know how the Chinese
managed to cut it, because It is so ex
tremely hard that nothing can make an
Impression upon it.
The First Linen Pape':.
Linen cloth was occasionally used
for writing purposes, but was never
very common. Linen manuscripts have
been found folded in mummy cases,
and the Chinese before the invention of
paper used silk and cotton cloth. The
Romans also wrote upon linen. The
use of this material introduced a-change
in the manner of writing. The other
substances were rather engraved than
written upon, an Iron point being used
for the purpose.
To write upon linen It was necessary
to have some colored fluid which might
get dry and leave a permanent mark.
The first inic used was probably some
sort of soot or lampblack mixed with
size or gum water, and the first instru
ment answering to our pen was a reed.
-Long and Short Hair.
Pranche says: "Long hair was the
distinguishing characteristic of the
TeutonIc tribes. It was a mark of the
highest rank among the Franks, none
of whom but the first nobility and
princes of the blood was permitted to
wear it in flowing ringlets. an express
law commanding the people to cut their
hair close around the middle of the
forehead." And this badge of servitude
and sign manual of plebeianism In one
ectury has become the essence of style
and glass of fashion In another, the
freak of one age, the fancy of another.
Riddled Wlith Bullets.
After an exciting battle. Mose
Iart, a negro. was shot to death near
lorinth, Miss.. Wednesday night by a
>0sse of citizens. Hart had been ar
ested for carrying concealed weap
mns and when ou trial before Mayor
~oung used insulting epithets. Mar
hal Bell was directed to keep order,
whereupon the negro drew a revolver
mnd fired upon Bell. Hart broke from
he court room and escaped to a house
ear the cemetery. The hojuse was
ired and when the negro emnerg.ed. he
vas riddled with hulets.
13ECAtsE his wife had dieserted himi
wenty-three times. Sainuel Enders of
oplin, 310., has tiled suit against her,
or divorce. In his petition IFoders
tates that lhe has been put to great
nonvenience and expense in prevai!- '
ng upon his wife to return to him
.fter each of the other twenty- two
esertions, and that "paltience has at
ist ceased to be a virtue." He
ets up that he has been long sutTer
ag and kind. but that lie "'doesn'
ioose to stand it any long~er"~ and
1e don't blame him.
A DISIPAT(:I from Washington to
he New York Sun says it is admiitte~d
hat the punishment inteneled to be
nliten upon the citizens of Indian
ola had fallen far short of what was
s red. Nobody but a te'w bid
artisans in Wash idgton ij xpret ed any
hin e lse.
'reechl on the ro'a be.twien (mA k n' U
nd ishopville on tUe aftern)Oon )f
lay th. surrendereli to Sneriff Scuir
orough of Sumnter~ Saturriay after
Tbe War Goes On.
A dispatci trom Ma.;il; says Lieu
t1nant Walker, or Vie eo.stabulary;
w%. a roported ruis.ciog after the
r%:- 11. 11idl; inl 1, ind of Cebu,
was, ir b'ame known Wetdnesday
gizii.-d I* : periu- 'rce of fanatics
ieu sur:,rtied . r- ieutenant's
*vri. TJ' o; ii me~ts ofi ti~t constabu
ry were a i - 1 ti' a::d three were
capturd. Tw oF thes prisoners were
numierei. ().:- o them e-.caped.
Tie ,i u:itin in SoZe of the districts
of Ceba ;s reg '.irde ::.4 -rious. 1t is
reported that the total iof the bands
of insurgents i:1 the ield exceeds
1,500. Colonel Ta) lor, of the con
sltabul-iry. reports that the enerny's
forces are disper.,kog. Hfe says the
const::bulary is capable of surpressing
the disorriers and predicts and im
provenent in the situation. It is
believed i ha the adoption of
enrgeti mmasures will be necessary
to sOuppress the disturia nce's.
J. W. Gossard and A. Montgomery
Ward. both well-known students of
pra-ical sociological problems, may
back a movement to give to Chicago
a Lel fr worlngmeu simLar to
tlta Mills hotel in New York. The two
men have not discussed the matter
personally, but the subject was
broached to Mr. Gossard by John H.
Bogue, representing Mr. Ward.
"I have had such a hotel in mind
for some time," said Mr. Gossard,
"and I would like to go in with some
capitalist and erect one, or I wou:d
head a stock company for the pur
pose. Mr. Ward has found me in the
right mood for joining him if a hotel
"an Le erected according to my idea.,
gained from personal experience
among the people whom-such an in
stitution would benefit.
"In the first place, it should be
situated in the downtown district,
within the loop if possible. It should
be at least 12 stories high and of -the
most modern fireproof construction,
and living could be had on both the
American and European plans. On
the American plan the highest price
would be one dollar per day and on
the European plan the lodging would
be at the rate of about 20 cents per
night. Every modern sanitary con
venience would enter into the con
struction; there would be a bath in
every room, tubs in the higher-priced
rooms and shower baths in the rest
The meals would be moderate
price and there would be two res
taurants, one serving a vegetable
diet only, th3 other a mixed diet.
"There should be a free employ
ment agency, a free dispensary for
the sick, and bath treatment rooms
for those who are obliged to get the
'red licker' out of their systema
before they can brace up. Tbe vege
tarian die-t will be a part of the
treatment. There will be provisi
far laundry work, which will be done
at a merely nominal rats. There
should be bowling alleys and biLiare
tables, but no bar.
''Ar iportant adjunct to the hotel.
woul, oc the assembly-room, or au%
ditorium. Here should be carried on
the Higher Practical Education so
eiety meetings and the work that the
society has been doing at the Jone
school all summer. The hotel should
be under the auspices of the society,
and be used to carry out its plan of
work among those wvho need its help.
r should give my personal attention
to the management of the hotel and
direct also the work of the Higher
Practical Education society."
SKATING POND FOR CO-EDS.
Prof. Crook, of NOrthwestern Univest
'sity, Ham Scheme to Keep Stu
dents in Evanstom.
Certainsocial distractions at N4orth-...i
western university, at Evanston, lit,
of which there has been much eom
plaint by the parents of the students
at the institution, may be stopped if
the plans of Prof. Algie R. Crook to
construct a skating rink materialize.
Prof. Crook has announced his in
tention of utilizing for the purpose
the vacant half-block just north of
Willard hal,. the home of the co-eds.
He would have the university author
ities prepare the }ets so that they -
may be flooded bhore cold weather.
The concrete sidewalks would serve
as banks for the pools on three sides.
Fraternity men, who have heard of
Prof. Crook's scheme, have offered to
build seats for the skaters, and sug
gest that each secret society bui~d
one and name it after the'fratern~Ry.
On account of the proximity of the
lots to the dormitories the young
women are taking kindly to the prop
osition. They laugh at the sugges
tion that it is a scheme to keep~them
away from the Chicago parks, where
many of them go skating in the win
In the new issue of the London
Fortnig'htly Review there appears an
anonymous article or "American Su
premacy," says the New York Trib
une, that is likely to attract much
attention. The author~ conksiders the
notion of Europe being overwhelmed
by the boundless production of the
United States a most fantastic fig
ment of the imagination. Upon the
new president's recognition of the
limits of American supremacy, he
argued, the commercial and political
fortunes of the whole world 'may in
no little degree depend. lie goes on
to .show that England w-ill make a
bad mistake if she opposes the
wishes of America in regard to the
isthmiian canal. Ta: 1.nited States
should hold the iron keys of the
gate of the two oceans, a.~d should
have the power to close it against
Wood Pulp and Paper Industry.
An interesting bulletin has just beeh
Issued by the census ofice, showig
the remarkable increase in the wcod
pulp and paper industry of the United
States. It shows that the establish
ments have increased in ten years
from G40 to 763. or 17.G per cent.. while
the capital has jumped from S89.829.548
in 1890 !o $1G7.50)7.713. an increase of
86.5 per cent. The wazge account is
now S20174s.42G, asn increa se of 57.1 per
cent., while the value of the products -
has risen from $78,9Z7.184 in 1890 to
$127.2S6.162~ in 1900. an incr-ease of 61.2,
thus showing a remarkably close rela
tion between wages ar'd produc'.
. nter aManeuver of Ru,.ulan Troop.
*llne Russiarns count upon their eli
mate as one mxeans of defense. as it
wa. when Napoleon ir'vni.d Russa
I'heir troops are accordi:g~y trained'
n wir m.:~:tcnvers. inr!di;,r load
nga h; :.ry,. with its war :ransport
mdc maar- ia! comnplete. upn:mu slei'.hs,
novi::g it for somie distance over a
ilicuilt, snow-covered country and
ringing it into action again.--Nq. Z
THlE Charleston last thinks "by
ynching a white manu ai'ng with two.
iegroes the people of Mulberry, Fla.,
tave given the northern shudderers
.t race discriminatiou and "ppression
f the blacks a hard proposition to go