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VOL. XVIII. _ __ANNLNG, S. C, WEDNESDAY. JANUA
SAME OLD STORY
People Plunged to Certain Death in
the Darkness of Night.
SEVENTEEN CRUSHED TO DEATH
And Many Others Seriously Injured.
The Most Distressing Scenes
Enacted After The Fatal
News comes from Topeka, Kansas.
of a railroad accident on the Rock
Island, California arid Mexican Rail
' way in which seventeen persons were
killed outright and thirty-seven others
were more or less injured. The ac
cident occurred near Topeka on Tues
day morning of last week. The acci
dent was caused by a collision of a
passenger and a freight train.
It is thought that carelessness of
trainmen caused the wreck. Instruct- I
ed to meet a special freight train at
Willard, the engineer and conductor
of the ill-fated passenger noting that
a freight train stood on the sidetrack
at Willard rushed through, thinking
that the cars they had seen were the
ones which they had been instructed
to pass. Upon seeing at, Willard a
freight train on the siding, Engineer
Benjamin threw open the throttle
and under the impetus of full steam
the passenger train leaped into the
darkness and crashed along at a rate
which the passengers declare to have
been fully 65 miles an hour.
DETAILS OF THE HORROR.
H. G. Parsons, a reporter of the
Topeka State Journal, who was on
the wrecked train, arrived in Topeka
at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning after
driving overland from the scene of the
collision. Parsons escaped with slight
injuries while two persons on the seat
in front of him were killed. Parsons
tells the following story of the wreck:
"It was in the third car of the pas
senger train, the first coach having
been preceded by a smoker and bag
gage car, that the greatest loss of life
occurred. The smoker, which was oc
cupied by only two or three men, was
overturned and pushed through the
car behind it, which was crowded
with passengers, some standing in the
aisle. The first warning of the pas
sengers in this car was when the sud
den setting of the airbrakes shut off
the lights, leaving all in darkness. A
moment later a mass of splintered
wood and iron was crowded down up
on them. No one was thrown out of
their seat by the blow. Most of those
in the forward end of the car were
killed instantly. Thirty in the rear
end of the coach, however, succeeded
in escaping from that end of the car
which was still unobstructed. No
one in the front half of the car escap
ed. They were crushed down between
the seats by the smoker. When rescue
was finally possible only three living
persons were taken out by the rescu
ers, who were compelled to chop holes
in the side and through the floor and
top of the coach to reach them.
ONLY THREE ALIVE.
"The three rescued from this por
tion were a man, a small girl and a
middle aged woman, who were moan
ing and begging to be taken out. One
man, hurt internally, was removed
through the rear door within five
minutes after the collision, but died
almost as soon as the rescuers could
lay him down. A woman died two
hours later while trying to tell a
physician her name. A dozen men
had worked on the place where she
seemed to be befere she was extricat
"Bonnie Martin. a girl 11 years of
age, was pinned down between the
two cars, the heavy stove resting on
one foot. Her cries attracted the a
rescuers, and men, many of themt
bleeding from wounds about the face I
and arms, worked heroically to gett
her out. It took two hours of steady 1
work to relieve her. When she was
taken out she addressed a doctor who
was bending over her as 'papa.'th
"The physician did not have teI
heart to tell her that she was an or
phan, her father and mother having
been killed. Mr. Martin was killed
instantly and Mrs. Martin died ten
minutes after being taken out of the
wreck. The child was suffering with
a broken ankle, where the heavyi
stove fell on her, and severe scalp
contusions. She was put to sleep by1
a hypodermic injection to relieve the
"Some of the bodies found in the
wreckage were so badly crushed as to
be unrecognizable. Through a hole
chopped in one side of the car the
body of a gray-haired heavy-set man
and a~woman with long yellow hair
were visible. Fires were built along
the track at short intervals and by
the light of these the rescuers, in
their eagerness to remove the victims.
chopped openings in the wrecked
coaches until exhaustei then hand
ed their axes to others.
CAR CHOPPED AWAy.
"The entire sides of the car had
been chopped away when the work
was completed. Occasionally the
rescuers would desist upon an alarm
being raised by watchers who declared
that the chopping away of the coach
was letting the smoker down upon the
victims- So territic was the force of
the collision that the smoker left the
trucks in its backward rush, leaving
the trucks still upon the track. Not
a wheel in the entire passenger train
seemed to be off the track.
"The freight train fared differently.
The four cars immediately behind the
engine were crushed into kindling.
Dead and dying cattle littered the
right of way, while many which had
escaped from tihe cars uninjured ran
about, adding to the confusion.
"On the passenger train, in the
sleeper, was a young physician who
walked with a crutch as the result of
some spinal trouble. H~e was thrown
down and slightly injured, but was~
the first man to emerge from the
sleeper and immediately began aiding
the injured, lie had a portion of the
chair car and the berths in the sleeper
cleared and to them the victims were
carried. The physician was without
instruments or medicine, and the only
thing lie could do was to bind up
wounds with bandages which he made
by tearing up sleeper sheets and pil
ow cases, arid giving the patients
whiskey to deaden the pain.
"The young doctor found a fireman
who was injured in the ;g. An r
terv was broken, and he took it up
with a penknife and tied it, with a
thread, probably preventing the tire
man from bleeding to death. He per
formed innumerable acts of a like na
ture before the arrival of the Topeka
The hero mentioned by Mr. Par
sons was Dr. Frank M. Bell of New
The Census Bureau Issued Its In
teresting Report Last Week.
The census bureau last week issued
a report showing that there had been
ginned up to and including Saturday.
Dec. 12. 8.848,747 commercial bales
compared with 9.311.835 bales up to
and including Dec, 13 of last year.
The census found that 29,971 ginner
ies had been operated this season,
against 30 194 up to Dec. 13 of last
year. Counting round bales as half
bales, the number of bales ginned is
8, 526,244 this season, against 8,905,
503 last season. This report will be
followed by two others showing the
quantity of cotton ginned from the
growth of 1903 up to and including
Jan. 16. -1904, and a final report at
the end of the ginning season, about
March 15, which ivill distribute the I
crop by counties, aegregate upland
and sea island cotton and give weights
of bales. Of the total of 8.848,747
ommercial bales for the United
States 8.144,493 were square bales,
645,006 round bales and 59,248 sea
island crop bales. The report by
Alabama 946,556 commerc.ial bales,
against 896,994 last season: 3,850'
active ginneries, against 3,889 last
Arkansas 544,680 bales, against
768,861 last season; 2,509 active gin
eries, against 2,510 last season.
Florida 50,084 bales, against 54,443
last season; 269 active ginneries,
against 284 last season.
Georgia 1,208,815 bales, againt 1,
376,850 last season: 4,978 active gin
aeries. against 5,046 last season.
Indian Territory 238,732 bales,
tgainst 372,042 last season; 485 active
inneries, against 428 last season.
Kansas, no crop reported.
Kentucky 428 bales, against 1.027
ast season; 2 active ginneries, against
3 last season.
Louisiana 686,600 bales, against
370.854 last season: 2,167 active gin
rieries, against 2,143 last season.
Mississippi 1,211,744 bales, against
L,135,557 last season; 4,192 active gin
.eries, against 4,276 last season.
Missouri 28,811 bales, against 39,
185 last season; 74 active ginneries,
gainst 59 last season.
North Carolina 502,591 bales against
i17,068 last season: 2,715 active gin
ieries, against 2,683 last season.
Oklahoma 155,242 bales. against
[63,190 last season: 232 active gin
eries, against 218 last season.
South Carolina 747,82.S bales,
gainst 863,989 last season; 3,173 ac
ive ginneries, against 3,187 last sea
Tennessee 210,668 bales, against 1
72,135 last season; 778 active gin
teries, against 815 last season.
Texas 2,310,725 bales, against 2,
67472 last season: 4,431 active gin
eries, against 4,542 last season.
Virginia 11,143 bales, against 12,
37 last season; 116 active ginneries,
gainst 10 last season.
To Stop Price Catting.
Retail druggists throughout the
ountry will watch with interest the
sults of a plan put into effect in
'ew York city last week by the larg
St manufacturers of proprietary or
atent medicines to stop the cutting
f prices on such articles by druggists
,nd department stores. This is the1
irst time that the proprietors them
lves have taken a direct interest in
he solution of the cut rate problem.
eretofore they have "supported"'
iovements conducted by others, nota
ly the National Retail Druggists'ji
essociation, but that support has been (
ore or less lukewarm. Now, how
ver, about twelve or fifteen of the (
ading manufacturing houses havej
me together and contributed to a
bstantial fund for carrying out theiri
lans, and are prepared to compel the
ggressive cutter to live up to a mini
iu price schedule. If persuasion4
ails to bring a cutter into line the
1anufacturers, individually, will cut
f his supplies of their goods, or at
east make a determined effort to do
To A Doctor Soldiea.
A bronze statue of the late Dr.
Inter McGuire, who was Gen. Jack- I
on's medical director, and one of the'
ost celebrated surgeons in the south,
as unveiled in the capitol square at
tichmond, Va., Thursday. The veil
vas drawn by his lit tie grandson.
Lhere was a parade, and the Hlowitz
rs fired a salute. A large crowd was
n attendance. Judge George L.
Ihristian, grand commander of the
onfederate veterans of the State.
resented the statue to Virginia, and
ov. Montague received it. The ora
zion was delivered by Maj. Holmes
Donrad of Winchester, Va., who
;erved with Dr. McGuire on Gen.
On Saturday week while Wesley
Bolin, a young white man 18 years of
Lge, and a colored boy named Estel]
,roneberger, aged 10 years. were out
mnting near smyrna, in the western
ortoin of York county, the negro boy
as accidentally shot in rhe back of.
the head by young Bolin, and died
!rom the effects of the wound. A cor
ner's inquest was held over the body
f Froneberger, Dr. W. G. White of
this place being present as an expert
witness. The jury rendered a verdictI
xonerating young Bolin from blame
n he premises.
A Fatal Accident.
A fatal accident occurred on Tues
day of last week at Kingstree. As a
train was moving off from the station
D. H. Parrott, of Cade's attempted
to get aboard. It had been snowing
heavily all the afternoon, and it is
supposed he missed his footing and
fell between the cars, the wheels pas-I
sing over his body and inflicting in-I
juries from which he died in a fewt
moments. No blame is attached t
A GOOD SH1OWING.
The New Enterprises Started in This*
State Last Year.
INCREASE IN CAPITALIZATION.
Quite a Number or Banks aiiad Oil
Mills Were Incorporated in
South Carolina )urin^
the Past Year. p
The Columbia State says South Caro- '1
lina has seen during the year just pass
ed an unusual amount of indust rial ac
tivity. From the statistics now in -S
the office of the secretary of state it.
may be ascertained that the total sum
invested last year in new enterprises
amounted to over ten million dollars. 01
From the complete list of these enter
prises a list of the banking institu
tions has been compiled and is sub- 0
Donalds 825,000; Farmers' of Bel- S
ton $50,000; Honea Path -25.000; Bel
ton Savings and Trust Co. $25,000:
Gaffney Savings bank $30,000: Bank a
of Chesterfield $15,000: Bank of Sum- r
merton $25,000: Bank of Hartsville Ii
$50.000: Citizens' bank of Timmons
ville 830,000: Fountain Inn $15,000: S
Piedmont Trust Co. of Greenwood 8:
$50,000: Loan and Exchange bank of
Greenwood $5o.000; Bank of Horry ci
$25,000: Peoples' bank of Bishopville
$25,000: Home bank of Lexington c
$3(.000; Bank of Latta $25,000: Far
rers and Mechanics' bank of. Marion
$100,000: Bank of Walhalla $30,000;
Bank of Springfield $20,000; Easley
Loan and Trust Co. $50,000: Colum- s.
bia Trust Co. $100,000: Bank of Sa
luda $25,000: Sumter Banking and
M1ercantile Co. $50,000: Bank of Car- $1
lisle $10,000: Bank of Lake City $25
000; Bank of Rock Hill $7.5,000; Con
verse Savings bank $10,000: total $1.
035,000: Bank of Clarendon S"_5,000;
Bank of Piedmont $15,000. S5
The cotton mills which obtained
:harters are also listed below:
Toxaway $225,000; Gluck 8500,000; 81
Pendleton $65,000; Bamberg $140,000:
Allendale $25,00 McGee 8100,000;
Watts $300,000: Banna $100,000; Ha- 00
mer, $100,000; Maple $100,000: Marl
oro $1,500,000: Issaqueena 8200,000; ,2
Arcadia 8200.000: total 83,555,000.
OIL tILLS AND GINS. $1
The oil mill industry is perhaps one S
>f the most prominent in South Caro
[ina. The oil mills and ginneries 84
vhich received charters are as follows:
Donald's $15,000; Donald's ginnery
B4,000; Bushy Creek ginnery 82,000;
rownville 825,000; Pendleton 865.000; A
Allendale $25,000: Wilkinsville $10,- tu
)00: Clarendon $25,000: Walterboro p
R10,000: Independent Cotton Oil Co. F
>f Charleston $1,000,000: Lydia gin Bi
3,000: Timmonsville $50,000: Coro- pa
laco Oil mill $15,000: Liberty Hill be
3in Co. $3,000: Cameron Oil mill $20,- 0
)00: Westminster $20,000: Fort Motte C1
15,000: Rowesville $20,000: Pickens co
18,000: Pauline (Spartanburg county) B:
13,000: Nora ginnery $3,000: Eagle to
nnery, Sumter, $3,000, Williams- pa
urg $20,000: Dargan Ginning Co. an
3,000: total $1,127,000; Prosperity to
MISCELLANEOUS, BY COUNTIEs.
A list has also been made of the en
erprises of an industrial nature be
un in each county. Necessarily this
ist does not enumerate the large Si
umber of mercantile. live stock, edu
ational and ot her business begun
uring the year.
The investment by counties in mis- ''t
ellaneous'enterprises is as follows: a1
Aiken-Hankinson Brick Co . $30. -
Anderson-The Granolithic Rootingp
~Ianufacturing Co. $5,000; Williams- o
on Carbonating Co. $2,000; Domestic ne
anufacturing Co. $5,000; total $12,- P;
Charlestn-Panknlin Neutral Co. m
1,000: Charleston Canning Co. $10,- th
00: Southern Hydraulic Brick Co. ex
25.000: Platen Press Roller Adjuster do
o. $15,000: Charleston Lithograph- th
g Co. $20,000; Kentucky Bridge ao
lining Co. $25,000: Consumer's Beer to
otting establishment $30,000: Stan- hc
ard Truck and Package Co. $30,000: is
sational~ Sand Lime Brick Co. $15,- fa1.
100: Simmons-3Mayrant Construct ion tbu
o. 825.000: Uniqlue IDrumn and Pack- an
tge Co. 890,000; total $286,000- ra
Cherokee-Cherokee Publishing Co. se
~5,000; G3atiney Brick Co. $5,600: to- m
Chester-Neely Compress Co. $100,- te
Chestertild - Chestertield Naval wi
tores Co. $15,000: Clement-Rloss of
Ianufacturing Co. 821.000: Cheraw izI
oundry and Machine Co. 80,000; to- to
Clarendon-Naval Stores Manufac- y
uring Co. $50,000: Manning Tele- or;
>onie Co. $5,000: total $55,000-.b
Colleton-Cum mings I ron Works mn
nd Supply Co. 810,000: Colleton To- 30
acco Co. 81.50'0: total 811.500. w4
Darlington-Hartsville Publishing no
o. $5,000; Williams & McKeithlan ch
umber Co. $300,000: Hlartsville ch~
ood Manufacturing Co. $20,000: a
~ew Era Printing Co. $3,000; total on
Dorchester-Summerville Ice and $r
old Storage Co. $30,000: St. George
lelephone Exchange 85.000; Independ
mt Publishing Co. $500; total 835,500.
Fairtield-Winnsbor'o Granite Coin--o
Florence-Enterprise Tobacco Corn- ,O
pany 815,000: Phoenix Iee Company '
'10.000: total 825,000. p
Georgetown-The Enterprise Steam pi
Laundry 82 500: Black Mingo and Black S]
River Steamboat Corn pany 85,000; Mab 2(
umber Company - 20.000; total 82,- t
Greenville-Harris Manufacturing o
ompany 812,000: Greenville Medicine
ompany 85,000; Oregon Lumber Co.W
5.000; total 822,000.
Greenwood-Index Publishing Corn- C'
Hampton-Carolina Cement Gra vel
Horry-People's Tobacco Warehouse j
ompany $1,000: Shingle Manufactur- a
ing company $10,000; Hiorry Publishing
ompanyv 83,000: tot al 814,000.
Kershaw-Vulcan Supply Works ~
Lancaster-Excelsior Granite comn- m
Laurens-Laurens Milling' Co. $10,000. N~
Lee County Mfg. Comnpany 825.000. j.
Lexington--Lexington Water Power I
Marion-Marion Water, Light and
Powm- comp- an 1000. Sa r Pubisch-.
ng company $2,000; Kemper Tobact
varehouse $2,000; the Rogers compar
5.000: total $109.000.
Marlboro-Marlboro Tobacco War,
ouse company 4,;0O.
Orangeburg -- Rowesville Tie an
'imber company $3,000.
Richland-Columbia Metallic Ro
ompany :510,00I: Tannopiline comp;
y $25.0o0: Carolina Fire Brick comp:
y $:7,000: Carolina Clay company $50
00: Acid Iron Mineral company $50
x0: L. B. )Dozier company $25.004
:eenau Yarn Mill '60,000; total $337
Spartanburg--Enoree Bell Tek
hone company 6i;25: Morgan Wooi
nd Iron works $40.000: Green ,
'homson company $20,000: Heral
'ublishing company %15.000: Pie(
ont Builders Supply company $20
)0: Roebuck Gin company (saw mil
!.500; total $98,125.
Sumter-Sumter Jce, Light an
ower company $70,000: Sumter Luin:
er company *12,00: John 11. Size
umber company $20.000: total $102
Union-Buffalo Lick Springs con
iny $10,000: Alman Manufacturin
ynpany $5.000; total $15.00
York-Carolina Furniture compan
Another remarkable fact is th
nount of the capital invested in th
creased capitalization of South Carc
The Bank of Dillion increased fror
5.000 to $50,000: Bank of Mario:
5.000 to $50,000.
The textile establishment which ir
eased their capitalization as followt
Anderson Mattress and Spring Bei
>npany $10,000 to $35,000.
Orr Cotton mills $400.000 to $800,00C
Monaghan mill $200,000 to $700.001.
Gainesi ille cotton mill $600,000 ti
Clearwater bleach2ry $100,000 ti
Brandon mills $150,000 to $450,000.
Libery cotton mills $75,000 ti
Alpha mills (Jonesville) $150,000 t
H. Norris mill'Cateechee) $50,000 t
Newberry Knitting mill $15,000 ti
Woodruff $250,000 to $500,000.
Lydia mills (Clinton) $100,000 t<
D artsville $250,000 to $500,000.
Easley $200,000 to $500,000.
Clifton (J uly 18th) $500,000 to $1,750,
Pacolet (July 18th) $550,000 t<
Brogon (Anderson) $500,000 t<
Royal Bag and Yarn (Charleston:
25,000 to $475,000.
This gives a total increase fror
,325,000 to $10,825,000.
Kershaw oil mill $25,000 to $35,000
derson Spool and Bobbin Manufac
ring company (Charleston) $4,000 t(
,00o; Rock Hill Water, Light anc
>wer company $150,000 to $650.000
)rt Motte oil mill $15,000 to $20,000
-ooks Improved Steam Valve com
ny $12.000 to $60,000; Mullins Lum
r and Brick company $15,000 to $30.
) Stono mines $15,000 to $50,000
arleston Door. Sash and Lumbei
mpany $20,000 to 850,000; Cowpen
tton Oil company 84,000 to 820,00
Lmberg Cotton Oil company $35,00(
$75.000: Johnston Cotton Oil com
ny .15,000 to -$35.000: Merchants
d Farmers' Bank of Cheraw $30.00(
8-50,000: Williamsburg oil mill $20,
to $30,000; Cheraw Door and Sasl:
mpany $12,000 to $20,000; Carolina
re Brick company $27,000 to $50,000.
CAUJSED A STRIKE.
r Painters Were Discharged for Re
fusingr to Work Sundays.
Tbe Aug ista Evening Herald says
ecause refusing to work on Sunday
2alf dozen painters were discharged,
ree hundred workmen, painters,
imbers, carpenters and wood-work
mn, who had been employed at the
w tourist hotel "The Park In The
nes" at Aiken, laid down Gheir tools
terday afternoon and walked out
ving the contractors without work
m and thus delaying the progress o:
e work. The strike was wholly un~
pected and coming at the time it
es, is an almost destructive blow tc
e contractors and the owners of the
tel who have made all arrangements
complete the work and open the
tel on January 15. Contractor Ong
paying a forfeit of $50 for every day
>m January 1, until the completed
ilding is turned over to the owners,
d the strike will, unless quickly
ised, fall heaviest upon him. For
eral weeks past the force of work
n employed at the hotel have beer
rking on Sundays in order to has
a the completion of the building,
d on last Sunday night the paintern
o are working under WESley R~.yal
Aiken held a meeting a2d orgon
d a unian, agreeing at th3 time noi
work on Sundays on the :;ame wagi
Lle as during the days of the week.
sterday the half dozen painters wht
anized the union, were discharged
Mr. Royal, and an indignatiot
eting at which were galhered the
0 work men followed. Demand:
re then made that Contractor Ong
t only take back to work the dis
arged painters, but that he also dis
arge Wesley Royal, and when thi:
L refused, the workmen struck at
e man." The authorities shcou!c
> the Sunday work i2 the hotel nev
The United States civil service
omission announces that an exam
ation will be held in Spartanburi
.nuary 27-18 to fill yacancies in th4
sition of~ physician in the Philip
ne service at salaries ranging fron
,200 to $1800 per annum. Age limil
to 40 years. Persons who wisl
stand the examination should ap
y to the secretary of the local board
examiners for application blanks
ich should be properly filled ou
id forwarded to the Civil Servic<
ymmission, Washington, D). C.
Mrs. Herbert T. Ilames died a
nesville in Union County last weel
ter a few days sickness. This wa:
deed an unusually sad death. Dr
id Mrs. Hlames were married on thi
ith of September last, just threi
onths and three days. Mrs Ilame:
as before her marriage Miss Fannia
eCravy, daughter of Rev, and Mrs
W. McCravy of Cro~ss Keys,an
ved the greater portion of her lif'
th her uncle and aunt, Col. an<
rs TT. D. Floyd of Spartanburg.
STEAMER WRECKED w
;I Swirling, Storm-swept Sea. Fifty
d two People Drowned.
NOT A WOMAN OR CHILD SAVED,
But it was Not th Faulit or the sai
Brave Men on Board. Who
Tried to Save Thim. ura
Boats swamped. ex
d The steamer Claim of the Se-attli -
I- Victoria Ileet went down eai"y Satu:- sur
day morning midway betwe- a Smith, cei
Island and Jungernress. in tl Strals
: of Juan de Fura. ho
Every wo nan and child a' oard t-e erc
r Claim perisied. Within three niles c
- of shore and at a time when it ap- for
peared certain the ClaIm had been
saved a desperate effort was made to I
save the women and children in the
life boats. They were placed in the th
first boat to leave the ship whien
Captain Lawrence, a Yukon pilot. th
volunteered to command and which .
was manned by deck hands. The frail -
e craft went down within sight of the as
Claim and a second life boat tilll] wa
with male passengers and in com man - a
of Second OUiicer Currin was probabi; beE
lost a few rriautes later. wh
Aboard the Claim watchers se. 1,5
waves sweep passengers from their ,
hold on the ieats and hurl them int) dui
the waters. Though the life boat wa;
. righted later, diligent search has of
failed to fit d a trace of her. M'r, cre
) passengers and members of the crew am
were lost when a third life boat was 9
swamped in an attempt to launch it. I
Three passengers were pieked up b. tio
) the steamer Bahata who had fastene 3fn
life preserve-rs around their bodies. col]
> They had died from exposure and cha
their bodies were brougnt to Seattle
) Saturday. wh.
The ClaIm was a staunch new pas- pr
)enger boat on the Seattle-Victoria pe
run. She left Port Townsend for Vic- u
toria Friday noon, facing a terrific Sta
gale. When in sight of her destina- of 4
tion a huge sea overwhelmed the lit- coi
tle steamer smashing in her dead cre
lights, flooding her hold with water, $90
extinguishing the tires beneath her
boiler and placing her at the mercy of TB
a howling gale.
Efforts to save the vessel being
futile, the safety of the passengers, Co
particularly the women and children,
was looked after and all who desired
were put off from the steamer in the ']
ship's boats. so <
The heavily laden boats were thrown pas
about wildly in the choppy sea and On
one after another, after succeeding in res
getting away from the vessel, they of<
were either swamp2d or capsized. The em
terrible fury of the storm is attested the
by the fact that not a woman nor
child of all those aboard have lived to h
tell the tale. An apparent discrepancy idT
in numbers from the list of fatalities -
following is accountable by the fact io
that only such children as paid half- S-50
fare were enrolled in the passenger ea
In the meantime word had come tha
from Victoria of the vessel's predica- her
ment and a fleet of powerful tugs
were dispatched from Seatle to render
commsandce. The Richard Holieke, in anc
commad ofCaptain Rjbert Hall, was a
the first to reach the ClaIm which hisl
had by this time careened partly over his
from the inrush of water which hadha
put the engines out of commission. att
The Hlolyoke reached the ClaIm about
11 o'clock Saturday night and about
1 a. in., succeeded in getting a hawser bhe
aboard with which she started tosh
tow the Claim to safety. The Claim
took a heavy lurch and those remain
ir~g aboard were com pelled to climb up the
the side to safety. finally reaching thein
roof of the pilot house.
Without a moment's hesita: ion, theme
life boats were lowered and ine workm
of rescue commenced. At ti-is point liev
the tug Sea. Lion, Captain Hlunter,pr
arrived and her men rendered :aluablepr
assistat:,ce. Before all the st -ugglin
people had been taken off. t -e C apr
commenced to break up and soon af pr
terward went dojwn. All possible
assistanpce to the rescued people wasde
given by the two ship rnasters and bill
their crews and thle two tugs hurrierd
to Port Townsend. The passengers pr
surviving and the remainder of the m
crew then took pasage on the Dirngo' dee
bound for Seattle.ex
.A Strange Railroad Accident. ton
One of the strangest railroad acci. cull
dents on r ?cord, is reported from me
Hammond. Ind. A hotel- keeper. Chas. ray
Stahlixohm, was driving home on-3 'Jtl
night last veek, and, coming to .t .
railroad track, tried to drive his horse
across ahead of the fast freight. Th-3 2
engineer did~ not even know that h i tria
had hit an 'thing, but kept up th a for
speed of hi ; engine until he pulledl the
into a statiol tif teen mites beyond the Ha:
scene. Theni he got down to oil his end
engine an 1 vas lightly started to see cou
Stahlbohm s tting on the cow-catchei, hell
a whip in c-ne hand and the end cf at1
some reins in the other. lHe shoot Thi
him a few times, and when the h~tel sai<
keeper came to lhe asked where his dec
hat and horses were. Hie did not me
know that the train had made them cas
into soap stoCk. sta
-- -- Bre.pla
The Augusta Chronicle says Mrs. eitl
Charley Lane, of Poweiton, Ga., was ten
frightfully and, perhaps, fatally burn- cha
ed. at an early hour this morning.
ILt seems that she had arose and
gone down stains and while waiting i
tor breakfast had kneeled before an b
open fire in prayer. as was her custom- Eri
While thus engaged hen clothing lar(
caught fire and she was enveloped i1i ton
nlames before realizing her peril. She tra
made an effort to wrap some bed-cloth- nan
ing around her body, but the tire whl
burned so fast that the was unable to nat
ext'guish it. She is quite young, be- 'of
iog not over eighteen years of age, and gi.
has been married but a few months.
Fourteen men were killed and sev
eral were injured by an explosion say
.Wednesday at :he nitro-glycerine do- o'cl
Spartmenit at the National Explosive J.
Sworks. eight miles from Penzance, anc
SEngland. The whole district was en- uni
Sveloped in a cl'oud of black smoke and ten
.nearly every window at St. Ives, three hot
i miles from the scene of theC explosion. a c
Swere shattered by its territic force. ber
i Many windows were also smashed at ma
Penance I ro
DRK OF THE CONSTABULAR
iefConstable Hunmett 'Makes B
Report to the Governrr.
Thief Constable U. B. Hamme
day sent to the governor his repo
September, October and Nover
of last year as compared with tl
ne months of 1902.
'I deem it unnecessary," says M
mmett, "to comment, as the fi
,s show for themselves, but I w
>lain that the sales of the beer di
isers have not been taken into co
eration in this report for the re
i that so few rep->rts have been r
ved.I was not able to tg.re ju
at their ;ales would amout t0.
ve the best of reasons to beliov
never, that there has. beer. na i
ase of about :30 per ceat.
'I will add that the c:nstibulai
ce is working smoothly and harm
usly, and I have every reascn to I
ased with the situation.
Phe salaries and total 2xpemses,
constables for the three monti
1903 were 815.607.96, wnile in 19(
total was $13,138.93. Last ye
76 gallons of whiskey were seiz(
against 2,519 gallons in 1902. T!
ue of whiskey seizul s last y'.a
s $4.114.50, an increase of 8244.
r 1902. In 1903 853 galions
r valued at. S407.44 wve seize<
ile the 1902 seizures .mo*ited 1
44 gallons valued at 8741.3Z.
Dhe total sales in the dispensz'rii
ing these three mor ths in i,
ounted to $868,724.32, an incceaf
$112.865.38 over 1902. The it
ase in the State dispensai
unted to $90,448.29, the sales j
3 being $823,675.47.
L comparative statement of prosec1
2s shows for 1902, 76 conviction!
s of $6,491. of wbich $1.316 7vi
ected, and 21 offenders sent to tt
ingang, while last year thprs wei
convictions, tines of. 84,920,
ich $1,615 was collected, and
ons sent to the chaingatig.
'his is Mr. Hammett's quarterl
imary: Increase in cost of cot
bulary, $2,469.05; decrease in valt
eizures, $99.83; increase in sales <
nty dispensaries, 8112,865.38; i.
se in sales of State dispensarj
E MEXICAN BOLL WEEVI]
igress]Appropriates a Large Sua
or Money to Fight It.
be Mexican boll weevil, which wa
lestructive to cotton in Texs th
t year, is to be fought to a finist
Friday the national house of rel
mtatives raade available the sui
'250,000 to be used to meet ti
.rgency calsed by the ravages
cotton botl weevil and other it
:s and liseases affecting cottot
measure had the support of bot
s and was adopted without divif
, The sum is diverted from th
0,000 aporopriated last year t
licate the foot and mouth disease
Er. Burleson of Texas explaine
t the bill simply diverted mone
tofore appropriated for anothe
pose and did not make a ;new a]
priation. He urged :.the import
e of the passage of the bill to th
son growing sections, ,giving tt
ory of the boll weevil and whati
[r. Gillette, of Massachusetts calle
mtion to another insect-th
ptian moth-which had bee
ight to New England and whic
said was equally dangerous an'
Lld receive attention with a vies
[r. Robinson of Arkansas spoke fo
bill. Mr. Slayden of Texas in urg
its passage said he hoped the bi]
Id not be jeopardized by amend
[r. Gardner of Michigan said be be
ed it would be establishing a ba
:edent to pass the bill.
tr. Gillette of Massachusetts offere
amend ment for an additior.al a]
priation of $250,000 for the eradica
Sof the Egy ptian moth.
'he speaker sustained a point of 01
against the amendment aad th
was passed without division.I
vides that the sum matde availabl
i be expended by the secretaryC
iculture in such manner as he sha
m best, in co-operation with Stat
eriment stations and p.ractical col
growers if the secretary of agri
ure shall deem it advisable, t
t the emergency carised by tb
ages of the cotton boll weevil an
er insects affecting cotton.
A Grafter Escapes.
t Omaha, Neb.. on Friday tb
1 of Senator Charles HI. Dietric
alleged bribery, in cor. nection wit
appointment of a postmastera
tings, Neb., came to an abrui
,when the United States circui
rt, Judge Vandevanter presiding
I that Dietrich was r ot a senatt
he time the alleged acts occurrec
opinion was a lengthy one and
to be a precedent. Upon thi
sion, District Attorney Sun
s entered a nolle prosequi in otho
~s against the senator, with ti
~ement that the constructio
~ed on the law by the court pri
Sed further proceedings agains
ier Senator Dietrich or Postmas
Fisher, both of whom were di:
'orty-three persons have been kille
he explosion of the boilers oni th
ish cruiser Wallaroo. The Wa
>o is a third class cruiser of 2. 5
s displacement used in the Auf
ian service. She was former)
ed the Persian. The Wallarot
ch was proceeding to Hobart. sig
ed Montagu island, 2:30 mailes sont
Sydney. reporting the disaster bu.
ig no dletaIs.
Held Him Up.
Sspecial dispatch to The Stat
s Wedneslay night about eigh
ock two raasked men walked int
i. Dickson's store near Society Hi
at the point of a gun made hit
ock his safe and hand over the coi
ts. something over $20)0. Bloot
nds have been telephoned for ar
rowd is preparing to hunt the rol
s. Dickson is a respect able colore
n and runs a large farmi three milt
A GOOD ROADS BILL
It Calls for the Expenditure of Twen
ty-Four Million Dollars.
BUREAU OF PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.
Outline o the Provisions of the Meas
ure Just Introduced in the
Senate by Senator
A special dispatch from Washing
ton to The State says twenty-four mil
lion dollars for good roads, to be ex
pended at the rate of $8,000,000 a
year during the next three years!
That is, the amount of appropriation
carried in the good roads bill which
Senator Latimer of' South Carolina
has just introduced. His bill sets
forth a-i elaborate.scheme for federal
aid of the good roads movement, for
which purpose he proposes to estab
lish in the depa; tenet of agriculture
a bureau to b.- . nown as the bureau
of public bigh y:)s.
The object of this bureau, accord
ing to the terms of the bill, shall be
to cooperate with the- various States
in the improvement and construction
of permanent public roads in accord
ance with the scheme set forth in de
tail in the bfll. This bureau Is to
consist of three commissioners to be
known as commissioners of highways;
two of them shall be appointed by the)
president, one from each of the two
leading parties; these to be men who
have had practical knowledge of-road
engineering and construction. The
third mem-ber is to be an officer of the
engineer corps of the army of rank
not below captain. Each is to recef
compensation at the -rate of ',000
per year for their servicr- These
commissioners shall be urder the gen -
eral supervision of tbyretary of ag - - -2
After the erpiration-of six months
from the time of the passage of this
act, any State, through the proper
officers having jurisdiction of.public
roads, may apply for aid in the im
provement or construction of 'ublie
roads, under general rules to be made
by the commissioners. No State
shall be entitled'to receive the bene
fits of this act until it shall have es
tablished to the satisfaction of the
commissioners of highways:
First. That the highway or sec
tion thereof sought to be improved or
constructed is of sufficient public use
to come within the purview of this
act, taking into account the use, loca
tion and value of such highway for
the. purpose of common traffic and ~*
travel, and for the delivery of the
Second. That the requisite right
of way shall have been secured.
Third. That the highway will be
improved or constructed in accordance,
with the regulations of the bureau
and when so improved will be main
tained and kept in repair without re
course upon the United States.
Fourth. That the State has pro
vided for the payment of its portion
of the total cost.
One half the expense is to be borne
by the federal government, the other
half being borne by the State, but it
is provided that the States may dis
tribute their portion of the expense
among the counties directly benefited.
It is further provided that no money
shall-.be ad vanced by the United States
in payment of its proportion of the
expense except as the work of actual
construction progresses, and in no
case shall the payment or payments
made prior to the completion of the
work be in excess of 80 per cent. of -
the work actually performed.
To carry out the provisions of the
bill an appropriation of $24,000,000 is
provided, $8,000,000 for 1905, and $8,
000,000 for 1906. If any part of this
is not expended in the year named it
shall be available for the succeeding
year. And is further provided that
no State shall receive in any one year
a larger proportion of the sum appro
priated than its population bears to
the total population of the States of
the United States.
Deadly Work of Dynamite. --
At the Lis -Laureles mines, west
of Guadalajara, Mexico, a large num
ber of boxes of dynamite stored in a
powder house exploded Thursday, kill
ing 20 men and injuring 40 others.
Tie detonations were heard many
mles away and an American mine
owner, working in his mine three
miles away, was killed by a falling
rock that had been jarred by the con
cussion. Details are lacking but it is
reported that the disaster was caused
by the explosion of a dynamite cap in
the powder house.
Mfiss Cleveland Dead.
Ruth. the eldest daughter of Ex
Presient Cleveland, died suddejilly. at
their home at Prinecetown Thursday
morning. Mrs. Cleveland, who ha
been in poor health, is prostrated by
the ..bereavement of the death of her
daughter and her friends are alarmed.
Her daughter's illness was not
thought to beserious. She was about
1l years old. Mr. Cleveland issued
this statement: "After a brief ill
ness of tonsilitis, diptheria developed
Thursday and Ruth died early Fri
Gave Leg Bail.
Nine negro prisoners escaped from
the Wake county N. C., jail at an
early hour Tuesday morning. Most
of them were awaiting trial on charg
es of larceny, but one was a federal
prisoner, and another a prisoner
awaiting trial for an alleged criminal
assault on a white woman. He had
been sent here for safe keeping. The
escape was made by prying ofl a sec
tion of a steel cell in the corridor and
removing the bricks in the outer walls.
There is no trace of the men.
Enforcing the Law.
The Columbia State says "the un
lawful dealers in liquor in Columbia
probably realize by this time that
their remarkable activity in the last
municipal campaign has not had the
desired effect-through no fault of
their friends, perhaps. The decent
people of Columbia are opposed to the
violation of any laws, and the dispen
sary constables seem to be working
under men who have not permitted
themselves to be bought. There has
certinly heen a remarkrahie chanoe.
NEGROES TO GET MAIL.
: Congressian Lever Wa:.ts Them to
Receive Benefit of Rural Delivery.
t A special dispatch from Washing
rt ton to the Greenville News says until
n. very recently the Post Office Depart
le ment has ruled that the negroes of
South Carolina were not to be con
r. sidered as worthy of notice in the
establishment of rural free delivery
routes. That they are now counted
s~ in this matter is due to the efforts of
2- Representative Lever. In e v e r y
a- locality where rural free delivery was
e- applied for, the inspectors, acting
t nder orders fr:;m the Post Ollice De
lartment, would make an adverse re
port where there was not a certain
number of white people, say about 75
per cent f the whole population.
0y Now. in the lower part of South Car
e olina there are some black belts, and
> the representatives from those dis
tricts could get nothing but adverse
reports on routes applied for in those
belts. So Mr. Lever concluded to
)2 make a -,pecial trip to Washington
ir and talk the matter over with Fourth
d Assistant Pastmaster General Bristow.
e When he got there M. Bristow was
r disposed'to laugh at him for his pains,
5 but in unmistakable terms Mr. Lever
reminded the postal offlicial that be
and his party had held up their hands
in holy horror at the suffrage laws of
'South Carolina, and that if they per
s sisted in not a lowing the negro free
I delivery the country would be remind
c : hat the R spublicans could force
the negro do% n the South's throat,
- but would not accord him the privi
1 lege of other ci 'izens when it came to
getting mail; bat they seemed to
think the colored man fit to vote but
not to receive his practical service
s from the government. .Mr.'Bristow
e was too smart not to see the logic of
e the position of the South Car:linian,
and not to realize that his party would
not look well -19 such a light, so now
matters are being handled -otherwise
I in South Carolina.
e THE ALLIANCE CASE.
Supreme Court Dismissed the Appeal
in Receivership 3atter.
. The State says the celebrated
Brookshire case came up in the su
n preme court Friday and an order was
issued dismissing the appeal.
The case is all in a tangle, certain
members of the Farmer's alliance seek
.e ing for the appointment of a receiver
I. for the funds of the Farmers' Alliance
n The supreme court Friday issued
te the following order in the now famous
>f Brookshire case:
1. "The order of Judge Gary made at
i. chambers, from which this appeal was
h taken, provided for the appointment
;- of a receiver unless the defendant cor
e poration entered into a bond in the
o penal sum of $33,000, with sufficient
"It is agreed by counsel on both
d sides that the cond provided for in
y the order of Judge Gary (pursuant to
:r section 265, subdivision 8, of the code
- of civil procedure) has been given by
-the defendant corporation and approv
e ed by the clerk of the court of comn
e mon pleas for Richland county with
t in the time required.
It is therefore the opinion of this
d court that the hearing of this appeal
e is unnecessary, as the entering into
n the bond on the part of the appellant
b vacated the order of Judge Gary in so
i far as the appointment of a receiver
v is concerned.
"It is therefore, upon motion of the
r appellant's attorneys ordered that the
-appeal herein be dismissed."
1 Stopped the Train
Five hundred striking miners of the
Merchants Coal company in Somerset
Scounty, Pa., gathered at Garrett,
Saturday night and held up a special
atrain carrying ab~out sixty negroes to
.the Bosell mines of the company, on
. the Berlin branch of the Ba.timore
and Ohio raihtoad. The switches
.were naised do . n and under but one
e consideration were the men willing to
t permit the engiine and cars to be
e switched upon the Berlin branch.
rThis consideration was that the cars
Sbe emptied. By this time the negroes
were in a terrible state of excitement
and many of them jumped through
the wirdows and made off. The min
o ers made no attempt to injure the ne
e groes, bait were determined that their
d importation into the iield should not
Robbed of Huge Sum.
e Chicago mus'. be an awfully wicked
h place. With rersons busy in offices
h all about him. David' Freedman, a
tjeweler with oflices on the sixteenth
tstory of the Masonic Temple building,
was held up by two men Wednesday
and robbed of S4,:300 in currency; dia
Smonds and wa ches. A dagger was
pointed at Freedman's heart and he
swas threatened with instant death,
s he says, and forced to go down on his
-knees and open his safe. The men
r forced their victim to open bis safe as
Le well as the show cases containing the
n jewelry. Hie was then locked in a
small closet used as a lavatory. No
tone saw the marauders, their quick
Iintimidation of the jeweler being fol
lowed instantly by drawing down the
curtain covering the large window
looking out of the Masonic Temple
d An Engineer Killed.
.In a collision between two freight
1trains on the Atlantic Coast Line at
S.Orange Pa'rk, Fla., at 5 o'clock Friday
afternoon, Engineer Tim Welsh of
Vtrain No. :332 was killed. An extra
freight train, southbound, ran into
the engine of No. 3:2, northbound.
has the latter was backing into a blind
t siding. Both engines were badly
damaged. No one besides Welsh was
Bad1 fOr a Preacher.
tAt Winchestor. Teno.. Rev. B. A.
SCherry has been found guilty of sub
1 ornation of perjury and sentenced to
Sthree years imprisonment, Hie was
charged with an attempt to collect in
sarnce for furiture alleged to have
dbeen burned but which he really never
possessed. lIc brought his brother
dinto the case uiider an assumed name,
sand induced him to make a false
affidavit and for this he was indicted.