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VOL. XVIII. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. M ARCH 30,1904. NO.28
The Democratic Cmmittee Issued the
Call For It on Tuesday Night.
CAMPAIGN IN SECOND DISTRICT
The Dates of the Meetings in the
Several Counties and OA the
Pri'aries Have Been
In compliance with the call issued
recently the State Democratic execu
tive committee met at the office of
the secretary of state Tuesday night
of last week and made arrangements
for the campaign in the Second dis
trict and also for the meeting of the
State convention. In the absence of
any delegate from Spartanburg, Gen.
Wilie Jcnes, chairman of the com
mittee, read an invitation from that
city, but on motion of Mr. T. B. Crews
it was decided to hold the State con
vention in Columbia and Spartanburg's
generous offer was declined with
thanks. There was quite a large re
presentation, very few counties being
without committeemen on the floor.
The following delegates were pre
Abbeville-A. W. Jones.
Aiken-J. M. Polatty.
Anderson-J. P. Glenn.
Bamberg-C. B. Free.
Barnwell-W. C. Smith.
Berkeley-R. W. Haynes.
Charleston-John F. Riley.
Cherokee-John Q. Little.
Chester-T. J. Cunningham.
Clarendon-W. C. Davis.
Colleton-J. W. Hill.
Darlington-A. J. A. Perritt.
Dorchester-John D. Bivens.
Edgefield-L. J. Williams.
Fairtield-Thos. H. Ketchin.
Florence --D. H. Traxler.
Georgetown-J. W. Doar.
Greenville-J. T. Austin.
Greenwood-D. H. Magill.
Hampton-M. B. McSweeney.
Kershaw-John G. Richards.
Laurens-T. B. Crews.
Lee-R. E. Carnes.
Lexington-D. J. Griffith.
Marlboro-W. D. Evans.
Newberry-C. L. Blease.
Oconee-J. W. Shelor.
Orangeburg-B. H. Moss.
Pickens-W. T. Odell.
Saluda-E. S. Blease.
Spartanburg-L. Y. Bennett.
Union-J. M. Greer.
Williamsburg-A. H. Blackwell.
York-J. C. Wilborn and secretary
Jas. T. Parks.
The following offered by Mr. Magill
"A convention of the Democratic
party of the State of South Carolina
is hereby called to meet in the city of
Columbia at 12 o'clock noon on May
18, 1904, for the purpose of electing
delegates to the national Democratic
convention, and to transact such other
business as the convention may see
"The county chairmen throughout
the State are hereby instructed to call
together their executive committees
and order meeting of the clubs in their
respective counties on Saturday, April
23, for the purpose of electing dele
gates to the county convention to be
held on Monday, May 2nd, 1904, for
the purpose of electing delegates to
the State convention. Each county
is entitled to twice the number of
delegates in this convention as it has
members of the legislat ure."
The resolution also carried a para
graph providing for a primary in the
Second congressional district on Tues
day, the 19th of April. But as this
is a special and not a general primary
-it was thought fair to all of the candi
dates for the voting to be done on
Saturday as that day of the week is
more satisfactory to the people in the
rural districts. Accordingly a resolu
tion was adopted to appoint a com
mittee of one member from each
county in the congressional district to
frame resolutions more explicit in
their nature and fixing the primaries
for Saturdays instead of ~ Tuesdays.
The members of the sub-committee'
were: M. B. McSweeney of Hampton,
Dr. W. C. Smith of Barnwell, C. B.
Free of Bamberg, J. M. Pollatty of
Aiken, L. J. Williams of EgldE
S. Blease of Saluda, and Beaufort was
After some consultation the follow
ing amendment to Mr. Magill's resolu-,
tion was prepared and the resolution
as amended was adopted by the exec
The committee, composed of mem
bers representing the countie~s in the
Second ccngressional district, respect
iully recommend that the first primary
for the nomination of a co:.gressman
to fill the vacany existing in the
Second congressional district be held
on Saturday, April 231. And a second
primary, if the same be necessary, be
held on Saturday, May 7th. That the
executive committees of the various
counties compsing the Second con
gressional district meet at their re
spective court houses on the Tuesdays
following the primaries to tabulate
the votes of their county. That the
committee of the State executive com
mittee shall meet on the Fridays
following the primaries to tabulate
the vote and declare the results of said
That the county chairmen of the
counties composing this district are
hereby instructed to assemble their
respective executive committee and
make all necessary arrangements for
The committee further recommends
the campaign meetings be held at the
court house, county seats, of the
various counties on the dates herein
A pril 5--Saluda.
A pril 9--Aiken.
A pril 12-Barnwell.
A pril 14--Bamberg.
A pril 16-Hampton.
April 1 9--Beaufort.
It was decided that the primaries
should be held on Saturdays, the
county executive committees should
meet on Tuesdays following, giving
ample time for each precinct to be
heard from and the State committee,
or its representative, on the Fridays
following the meeting of the county
committees. As the Second district
is interested more than the rest of
the State. it was decided to let the
special committee tabulate the vote
instead of requiring the entire com
mittee to meet, and exGov. McS wee
ney, L. J. Williams (or his substitute),
Thos. Martin, J. M. Pulatty, C. B.
Free, Dr. W. C. Smith and E. S.
Blease. one from each county in the
Second district, were appointed wit
the addition of D. H. Magill, A. W.
Jones, D. J. Gritith and Gen. Jones
There being no further business the
As the campaign in the Second dis
trict closes on the 5th of April, the
last day for filling the pledges with
the State chairman will be at noon of
April 4th.-Tbe State. I
Trusts Destroy Individuality.
In an addr ss before the students of
the college of the city of New York.
W. H. Truesdale, president of the;
Delaware, Lackawanna railroad, de
scribed the great combinations of
capital and labor as socialistic, declar- !
ing the tendencies are to shackle, if
not destroy, the American individuali
ty to which the country owes so much. i
After des~ribing the development of
the great industries, the greatest of
which is the railroad business, he ex
pressed the opinion that the gain is
due to the spirit of American free
dom, and he said he does not expect
the same proportionate mileage to be
constructed hereafter, as the cost of
the terminals will interfere, but the t
improvements will continue rapidly as
ever. He said great combinations of
capital are impossible elsewhere and
it is a question if it do not stifle mdi
viduality. The labor organizations d
may be beneficial in some ways and c
have done good in some cases and in
jury in others. he declared, and when
they stifle ambition they do harm.
Fatal Ending of an Elopement. C
A special from Batesville, Ark., t
says: S. M. Hall, a well known mer
chant of Austin, was shot and killed
Wednesday night at eight o'clock by jt
H. C. Hancock. The tragedy is the C
sequel to the elopement of Hall and t
Miss Bessie Hancock, a daughter of U
H. C. Hancock, in January last. V
Hall recently returned to Arkansas b
and stated that he proposed to live t
down the past and resume business n
at Austin. Hall arrived in Batesville e
Wednesday afternoon. Hancock came a:
up on Hall in front of the court house b.
at eight o'clock and immediately, h
pulled a revolver and began firing. al
Three of the four or five shots took cl
effect in vital parts of the body. Hall b
fell after the first shot, dying almost b
instantly. Hancock surrendered to n
the sheriff and was placed in jail. is
A London Tragedy. it
A ghostly crime was today un
earthed at Kensalrise, a suburb of P:
West London, England. The police s
found a trunk in a boarding house, b
containing the bodies of a woman and !
child, who disappeared two months g
ago, and who had been murdered. d
The bodies were covered with several w
inches of cement. The officer sus- e
ected a lodger in the house named it
rossman. When they attempted to it
rrest him he dashed through the
streets pursued by a large crowd. it
Seeing escape impossible, CrossmanS
rew a razor and committed'suicide by
utting his throat. The police nowt
re digging in the garden of the house, o
hinking other bodies are possibly b
A Fanny Case.
A dispatch from Towanda, Pa., t:
ays forty years have been knocked s
ut of the life of Edward Smith, a b
farmer, by a single blow. Last week t
e was felling a large tres. In fall- L
ng it struck anotier small tree which t
fell on Smith, cutting a deep gash in ai
his forehead. Hie was unconscious for I v
some time. and since he has recovered t
e has no recollection of his present ea
life. He acts like-a boy again, al- b
hough he is over tifty. He plays the E
ames he played while a boy and goes a
bout doing the same farm work he ti
did as a youngster. He has no recol
lection of his life for the last forty
years, but otherwise is in good health. t)
Lt. Gov. Sloan Married. t
Mrs. Fannie Blake Gdllian and
Lieutenant Governor JTohin T. Sloant
were married Wednesday night at then
home of Dr. and Mrs. L. T. Blake, atc
Spartanburg. Bishop W. W. D~uncan
oiciated. The bride wore a hand
some gown of lilac chiffon with ant
underdress of taffeta and a valuable
diamond tiara, the gift of the groom.
A largely attended reception wa ii
tendeed Colonel and Mrs. Sloan byt
Dr. and -Mrs Blake. which was the
decidedl social affair of the spring d
season. The couple left tonight for;
California; and upon return, will re- t
side in Columbia. Wnef
Henry Madison Mann. an eleven- n
year-old boy, son of T. C. Manun, a
prominent citizen of Abbevill e. shot
himself through the heart. The lad
became exasperated, it is said, be
cause of the release of a pet bird that
he kept in a cage. It is stated he
entered his room and locked the door.
A moment later the report of a pistol
attracted the attention of the family
Mrs. Mann, the lad's mother. rushed
to the room. Henry opened the door
for her, stepped back and fell to the
Cane Growers Convention.
A letter has been received from D.
G. Purse, president of the interstat
cane growers aiciation by Governor
Heyward asking the appointment of
five delegates to the next meeting 01
the association which will be held in
Jacksonvill May 4 u;. The governor
has replied statling that he does not
care to undertake the appoint of
delegates in this way but should any
one desire to go they can be appo.inted
by communicating with the governor.
Choked With a Borne.
Mrs Robert Walthour, of Walthour- 1
ville, Liberty county, Ga., died at the 7
Telfair hospital Wednesday, under
peculiar circumstances- A few days
ago while eating turkey for dinner a
bone lodged in her throat. She could
not get it out and died as a result of
is ogingn in her throat.j
He Char ed Hampton With Purning
Columbia to Injure Him.
GEN. HAMPTON'S INDEGRATION,
Hoped Never to Meet Sherman as
lie Could Not Trust to Keep
His Hands Off the Milici
In a rezent issue of The Saturday
Evening Post. former -Senator George
s. Vest, of Missouri, writes of Gen.
ade Hampton with whom he served
n the Senate, and was on terms of is
imate friendship. One of the most
oteresting portions of Senator Vest's
rticle is that dealing with the burn
ng of Columbia, which Gen. Sherman
alsely, maliciously charged against
;en. Hampton. Senator Vest brings
>ut no new facts in relation to the
natter, but presents-the whole case
-ery concisely and clearly, as follows:
It is not my purpose to revive any
>itter memories of the civil war. I
cold it to be the first duty of every
itizen to promote as far as he can the
ra of good feeling which now exists
o a large degree between those who
vere once engaged in armed conflict.
should not now allude to the coa
roversy between Gen. Sherman and
;enator Hampton in regard to the
urning of Columbia, but for the fact
bat I have lately seen the statement
ade in a widely circulated publica
ion that Hampton was responsible
or that terrible event. I deem it my
uty to lay before the public, without
omment, the unquestionable state
Dents of Gen. Sherman himself and
is officers as to the responsibility for
he destruction by fire of thirteen
undred houses inhabited by non
ombatants and not used for any mill
In the official report, made in the
pring of 1865, of his march through
he Carolinas, Gen. Sherman made P
he statement that the burning of
olumbia was caused b} Gen. Hamp
)n, who commanded the rear guard
f the Confederate forces, ordering
he cotton, whicu he had caused to
e piled up in the streets of the city,
be fired, and that, although Sher
ian's soldiers labored earnestly to
ttinguish these fires, the wind rose
ad caused the burning cotton to be
town upon the roofs of the adjacent
ouses until the fire became unman
;eable. "And without hesitation I
large Gen. Wade Hampton with
aving burned his own city of C.ium
a: not with malicious intent, as the
tanifestation of a silly Roman stoic
im, but from folly and want of sense
tilling it with lint cotton and tin
On July 14, 1865, Gen. Ham p. n re
Lied to this charge, and stated that
far from ordering the cotton to
3 tired in the streets of Columbia, he
td, on taking command of the rear
card the night before, issued an or
er that no cotton should be fired
ithin the city, and that when he
acuated Columbia on the next morn
ig there was not a bale of cotton on
ithe streets nor anywhere else.
In a letter published in the proceed
igs of Congress in April, 1866, Gen.
"The citizens of Columbia set fire
>thousands of bales of cotton rolled
2t into the streets, and which were
arning before we entered Columbia.
myself was in the city as early as 9
'lock, and I saw these fires."
In a deposition of Gen. Sherman,
ten before a United States commis
oner at Washington city in 1872, in
ae case of Browne vs. United States,
e swore that a brigade of the Fit
tenth army corps, commanded by
rig. Gen. Stone, o' Iowa, were the
rst Federal troops to reach C.lumbia
ad that this brigade formed the pro
st guard which was distributed'
>roughout the city. IIe also reit
ated his charge that the city was
urned by the flaming cotton which
ampton had tired before he left, and.
'ich was carried by the high wind
the adjacent houses.
In January. 1873, Brig. Gen. Stone,
ho commanded, the Federal troops
at tirst occupied Columbia, made
2e following statement in The
"The entire brigade was distributed
brough the city. Up to this time
o tires occurred in any part of the I
ity save those of public buildings and
uartermnasters' stores, fired by the
nemy the day before v-e entered, 1
aink, but which fires had not ex
nded and did not extend to any
ther part of the city. The streets
some places contained bales of cot
n, which had been cut open, and;
ese caught tire twice or three times
uring the day, but these tires had
een promptly put out by some of the
remen, aided by a detail of soldiers
nder charge of an otlicer."
ie further says: "Col. D. J. Pal
er, commanding my regiment, tihe
eventy-ifth Iowa, and to whom 1
ad intrustedl the charge of the most
angerous part of the city, confirmed
y opinion tha~t there was a plot to;
urn the city by telling me several
.rcs had started in his district; that;
te had succeeded in putting them out
o far. but could not much longer,
.nd that, in his opinion, the next one
ould fire the city. The wind after
unset had increased in violence, and
.bout 9 o'clock was blowing almost a
ur:icane from Col. Palmer's district
ight toward the heart of the city.
\l at once fifteen or twenty tiames
rom as many ditferent places along
he river shot up, and in tenminutes
he fate of Columbia was settled.
"The next morning it was discovered
he guard had been too small; and al
hough a square mile of the heart of
he city had been eaten out, and the
nen~s appetite for revenge satiated,;
et it was then considered that a di
~ision of troops was necessary for pro
In his Memoirs (page :288), Gen.I
"Having utterly ruined Columbia,
he right wing began its march north-;
vest to Winnsboro on the twentieth."
What Gen Sherman thought in re
;ard to the rules of civilized warfare
s best explained by himself. Gen.
ialleck having written to Sherman at
savannah that he hoped when he cap
nurld Chareseton the city would he re
duced to ashes and salt sown upon the
ruins. Gen. Sherman in his Memoirs
(page 22,;) says he answered Ilalleck
"This war differs from European
wars in this particular: We are not
only fighting hostile armies, but a hos
tile people, and must make old and
young, rich and poor, feel the hard
hand of war, as well as their organized
armies. * * *
"I will bear in mind your hint as
to Charleston, and do not think it will
be necessary. When 1 move, the Fif
teerth corps will be on the right of
the right wing, and their position
will bring them into Cuarleston tirst;
and if you have watched the history
of the corps, you will nave remarked
that they generaly do their work
pretty well. The truth is, the whole
army is burning wic h insatiable desire
to wreak vengearce u von South Caro
lina. I almost trem ble at her fate,
but feel that sue deserves all that
seems in store for h'r."
He also stated in his deposition in
the case of Browne vs. United States,
to which reference has already been
made, that :e and his army, both of
ficers and m gn, thought that South
Carolina should be extirpated, which
meant utter destruction beyond the
hope of resurrection; and he also stat
ed in the same deposition that if he
had thought it necessary be would
have destroyed Columbia as he would
a prairie-dog village.
In his Memoirs (page 287), Gen.
Sherman says that the tire that de
stroyed Columbia was accidental, and
on the same page he says:
"In my official report of this confla
gration I distinctly charged it to Gen.
Wade Hampton, and confess I did so
pointedly, to shake the faith of his
people in him, for he was, in my opin
ion, a braggart, and professed to be
the special champion of South Caro
lina." In the last conversation I ever
ad with him on the subject, Gen.
Hampton said that the charge of
Sherman made against him as to the
burning of Columbia was the most
agrant injustice that could possibly 1
be perpetrated by any man who
tlaimed to be a soldier and gentleman.
"During the whole war," h? contin- 1
led, ."I never committed an act in.
riolation of the rules of civilized war
fare and never permitted my soldiers
o do so. I was second in command
when the cavalry raid was made into
Pennsylvania in 18G2, and Col. Mc- 1
lure, the well known editor of The
Philadelphia Times, has testified in
pis memoirs how scrupulously I caused
.he rights of private citizens and non
,ombatants to be respected by my
nen when we captured Chambers- I
urg. Of course, we took such neces
;aries belonging to private citizens as
ve were compelled to have, but in
,very instance the owners were given
vouchers upon which they could
ollect-the value of the property so l
oaken from the United States govern
nent. I never permitted my soldiers
o enter an orchard or to draw water
rom a private well or cistern without t
irst obtaining the permission of the 1
)wner. No outrage or violence was
ommitted by them in any instance,
end yet when I returned home after 1
he war I found my residence burned,
which was two miles 'from Columbia,
-nd also Millwood, the home of my
~randfather and father, around which
~lustered the most sacred memories of
y life. 1 had lost in the war all my 1
state and had seen my brother and:
oungest son shot down upon the
attlefield: but Gen. Sherman was notr
atisfied with this, and has attempted
o place upon me the terrible stigma
f having burned the houses of my
riends and neighbors in Columbia. A
2re cruel and false accusation was 1
ever made, and though I shall not
ake myself ridiculous by seeking any
eronal satisfaction, I hope that we
ay never meet, fur I distrust myr
wn self-control if face to face with a
:an who has wronged me so foully."
Some ugly features of >ur national
ife and what to do about them was
he subject of a lenten sermon Sun
ay night by tbe Rev. Dr. McKim of
~he Epiphany church at Washington,
. C. Dr. McKim made a direct:
~orcible attack on the "Almost con
cienceless extravagance and passion
or display" that has spread down
ard among the people. He drew a
ivid picture of the "Progressive
olygamy" of society divorces, as com
ared with the plygamy of the Mor
ons, and made a caustic reference to -
~he "graft top to bojttom of society,"
rd "even the dark and portentious
hadow of the betrayal of public
~rust lying across the legislstive halls
f the nation."
A Peculiar Accident.
Lieutenant Barton E. Gardiner, U.]
.- A., on furlough from his company]
n A rizona an~d a passenger on the east]
>ounid Southern P'acitic train, going to
isit his mother in Massachusetts,i
net with a peculiar accident Thurs
ay as the train was nearing the de
ot in Flatomia, Texas. lie was seat
d in a chair car and was asleep. He
twoke as the brakeman called out the
ame of the station, jumped from the
indow and fell under the cars, both
egs cut otf. Immediate attention
was given him and he is resting well.
lariner said when lie heard the
rakeman announce Lhe station lie
reamed his captain commanded a
harge anri it was this which caused
Horrors or the Deep.
The British steatmer Cubal, which~
rrived Thursday at New York from
Peru and Chili, reports that on Feb
uary 12th, in the Straits of Magellan,
she fell in with a Chillian sealing
schooner in distress. The schooner
was a very small craft, with a crew of
sixteen men. They had been out six
months and were starving. They had
caught 150 seals, and the only pro
visions obtainable were shellfish and
water. Their boat had been stove-in
and rendered useless in bad weather.
Capt. Berry supplied them with abund
A dispatch from Manila says Capt.
DeWitt, with a detachment of con
stabulary and Lieut. Pitney, with a
detachment of scouts have just en
countered Macario Sakay, the so-cal
led president of' the Filipino republic,
Sakay with 15 of his followers were
killed and the remainder of the band
was captured. There were no casual
ties on the present A mericans.
Built Last Year in this State and the
OUR STATE rHOWS UP LAMELY.
The Railroads Now Have Nearly
Thirty Million Dollars Worth
of Property in South
It would seem that nearly the entire
surface of the United States is.by this
timea net work of railroads, but the
statistics show that there was more
mileage in new roads last year than
at any other time since 1887, when the
construction was more than twice as
much as last year.
South Carolina shows but a small
percentage of the construction, the to
tal being but 27.68 miles. However,
if the roads projected are built in 1904
this State will show up better in next
year's statistical reports. The roads
constructed last year were:
Bennettsville and Cheraw-Kollocks
to Bennettsville, 14 miles.
Carolina Western-Extension to
Smithville, 1.75 miles.
Charlotte, Monrce'and Columbia
aamberg Junction to Jefferson, 11
Edgmoor and Marietta-Extension
to Lando, .93 miles.
The Railway Age gives the following
s: of roads projected (not including
the projected line to Saluda court
.use, 14 miles):
Alcolu-Extension to Motts, 6 miles.
D. W. Alderman, vice president,
Carolina and Western-Smithville
so Tillman, 16 miles; under construc
ion. H. B. Horton, auditor, Hamp
Charlotte, Monroe and Columbia
Tefferson, S. C., to Monroe, N. C., 25
niles. Wm. Moncure, president and
reneral manager, Raleigh, N. C.
Chesterfield and Lancaster-Ruby
;o Lynchs River, 17 miles; surveyed.
.. H. Page, general manager, Cheraw.
French Broad and Southern -Tox
way, N. C., to a connection with the
outhern railway in Oconee county,
. C., 50 miles. John S. Verner, Co
Hampton and Branchville-Maul
!inton t, St. George, 18 miles. W.
). Mauldin, general, superintendent,
Mount Pleasant and Georgetown
vount Pleasant to McClellansville, 65
niles. W. G. Miller, president, Sum
Mount Pleasant Southern-S uth
>ort to Gibsonville, projected.
Pee Dee River-Mars Bluff to Ran
:ins Mills, 30 mile. W. L. Rankin,
Saluda River Lumber Co.-Green
ille to Davenport, 23 miles; to be
>uilt over the old roadbed of the Caro
ina, Knoxville and Western, R. E.
Fohnson, president, Greenville. -
Spartanburg and Union-Spartan
>urg to Union, 30 miles; incorporated.
Tennessee, Georgia and South Car
mlina-Anderson, S. C., to Charleston,
Menn., 200 mile. W. B.- Frink, presi
lent, Blue Ridge, Ga.
Union and Glenn Springs-Buffalo
o Murphys Shores, 4 miles. George
rf. Wright, general manager, Union.
The South Carolina end of the Ten
essee,' Georgia and South Carolina
vill be considerably less than 200I
iles in length, as recorde.d by The
Lge. The Spartanburg and Union
ie is supposed to be a projected elec
Oklahoma stands first of all the
;tates and territories with 653 miles,
.nd Louisiana is second with 456
iles to her credit. Ther. are eight
tates and territories 'ihowing over
:00 miles each, as follews: Oklahoma,
'53 miles; Louisiana, 456 miles:
'exas, 357 miles: Indian Territory,
19 miles; Arkarnsas, 263 mile; Penn
ylvania, 245 niles; Missouri, 243
iles, and Iowa, 240 miles.
The following table shows track laid
y years since 1886:
888.................... .. 7,106
.892 .... ........... .. .... ..4,192
893........ ............. 2.6352
894................... . 1949
896;.... ................ -1,84S
897........ .......... -.1,880:
898.. .... ..... .. .. . -.... 3,0831
899................ ...... 4,588!
901 ... ..... ........--... 5,222
In Cannada 839.22 miles of new
oad were built last year on 27 lines,
Lnd incomplete returns from Mexico
how 341.43 miles of track laid on 12
The Railway Age gives the follow
ng as the summary in each of several
tatcs last year:
tates. lies ils
iabama...... .... 13 118
alifornia.. ... ... .. 12 14
Elorida......... ... 1.
llin's. ........... 143
[ndi na........... 0 0..
Iowa ......... 5....0
Main.............. 2 ..0
Minnesota .......... 1 19.'
Mississippi.. .. .... . 103.0
Missouri.. .. .. .. .. .2
Montana.. .... .....210
Nevada...... ....... 1 60
New Jersey.. ....... 2 .)
New Mexico... ...... 1271
New York.......... 31
North Carolina...... 12O
North Dakota. . ... .. 5 2.
Dklahoma........... 13 633
Pennsylvania. .. . .... 32 251
outh Carolina. ..... 4 768
Lenese..... 1. 10.00
Texas............... 20 3 -6.68
Utah.. 5 120.52
Vermont............ 1 5.00
Virginia..... .... . 9 45.17
Washington......... 12 116.13
West Virigina....... 24 165.80
Wisconsin...... .... 10 86.73
Wyoming........... 1 3.00
Total in 43 States and
Territories ...... 401 5,785.98
The report of the comptroller gen
eral shows that last year the railroads
returned for taxation 3,005 miles of
track in this State, and that the total
value of all railroad property in the
State was 829,467,716.-The State.
A SENSATIONAL INsluENT.
The Confederate Flag Gives Way to
"Old Glory" :t Clemson.
An occurrence at Clemson College of
unusual and sensational interest is
thus described by an eyewitness:
There has just been erected at the
college a flag-pole, eighty-six feet
high. Recently one of the boys took
up a collection and had a flag, four
teen by twenty-one feet, of the "Stars
and Bar" made, and the afternoon of
March 12 at 6:30, while the college
band played "Dixie" and amid the
cheers of the uncovered five hundred
Clemson boys, the flag of the Confeder
acy was raised. It was lowered after
dark and the companies marched to
the pole from reveille this morning,
and again the flag was raised amid
the cheers of the Clemson corps.
It stayed until 9'clock, when the
commandant, who is a Northerner,
ordered it taken down. The boys
had it down and hid before his orders
could be obeyed. Immediately after
release from quarters at the morning
inspection, however, all of the boys
went to the flag pole and were raising
the flag for the third time. The com
mandant came out of his office, caught
hold of the rope and ordered it lower
ed. But in spite of his protestations
and his placing one boy under arrest,
the flag was raised.
The flag floated proudly till after
church, when the commandant made
a speech in which he said among other
things: "Boys, I don't blame you
for honoring the flag your fathers and
grandfathers fought for. Three cheers
for the flag of the Southern Confeder
acy." (Three cheers were given with
a vim in which the minister, the fac
ulty and the ladies joined heartily.
Continuing he said: "But the South
proved that there was only one flag in
1898. Boys, there's no use talking,
we have the greatest flag on the face
>f the earth to day. And now I want
the band to play Dixie while we lower
the Stars and Bars, and' then to play
the Star Spangled Banner while we I
raise the Stars and Stripes." t
So while the ban'9 played "Dixie" i
and while the boys stood with un- f
covered heads sendi:g forth cheer ,
upon cheer, the flag of our fathers was e
lowered and the flag of our forefathers
and our flag was raised. Three rous- ]
ng cheers were given for "Old Glory" e
and then three for ihe commandant. e
WILL DCDGE IT.
he Republicans Afr-aid to Vote on
the M~ormor. Question Now.
A dispatch from Wahington saysC
he Republican le:.de'rs in the Senate
re taking no chai aes of having to
ind up the Smoot :.vestigation and
rote on the Mormon ap..tle's right to
i seat at this session / Congress.
'hey made up their mninds it wouldi
ot be good policy, politically, i,0sr
le the case prior to the presidential
lection, but evidence against the Mor
non hierachy, which includes Smoot,1
piled up with a rapidity tbat astonish
d and disconcerted the Republicans.
)nly relatively unimportant details
were left for investigation and it was
ound that new witness3s would have
o be called to testify as to tlcs3.
To allow time to get these witness
s from Utah tkhe hearings before the
~ongressional ::ommitte on privileges
d elections were adjourned for ten
ays or two weeks, the Republicans
~ounting on being able to wind up in
the session of Congress by April 15,
md certainly by May 1. But the
Dmocrats have shown a disposition
o resist the early adjournment pro-1
gram by insisting on a prolonged de
ate on the postoffice appropriation
ill. This opened a prospect that the
Smoot hearing would be completed
efore the session of Congress could
e brought to a close. A hastly ad
ournment, with the case ready for
ettlement would be a practical admis
~ion of the Republicans that they
were running from it.
So the Republicans adopted tactics
aculated to offset the Democratic;
ove to prolong the session. They I
failed to send out the summons for the
0 'r 50 additional witnesses required
n the Smoot case. The Democrats
have just discovered this and are
ngry about it. They are anxious
o keep partisanship out of Smoot
ease as long as possible, but they now -
feel disposed to raise a row in the 1
Senate over whac they regard as the
nexcusable delay of the Republicans.1
To GoBack to Iowa.
Jesse Huffman, a soldier now sta
tioned at Fort Fremont, S. C.. will
e taken back to Centreville, Iowa,
in a day or so, to stand trial on the
harge of forgery. The story of Huff-1
mans crime was told by W. B. Davis.
n otlicer of that town, who called on
the governor Wednesday morning for
requisition papers and the warrant.
Huff man was a rather bad character. 1
although ef good family, and it was
after he joined the army that it was
discovered that he had forged a note
of the National Bank of Centreville.
The amount secured by Huffman was
only $27.50. but the bank is . willing
to spend $200 to get him back. Cor
respondence was had with the war
epartment, and it was found that
his release could be secured in order
that he might be tried. Governor 1
Cummings wrote to Governor Hey
ward in the matter, and as soon as
proper papers could be obtained Mr.
Davis came on for his prisoner. Word 1
was wired the captain of Huffman's
ompany at Fort Fremaont and the
man was placed under arrest to beI
arrierl back to Iowa
LEFT WIFE AT HOTEL
And Then Went Out and Blew Out
D. Paul Hughes, secretary of the
Dupuesne Mining Company, director
of the Pittsburg State Bank, promi
nent in Pennsylvania financial mat
ters -and well known in New York,
blew out his brains on the shore of
Nahone Lake, near the Norfork &
Western Depot, Norfork, Va., Wed
nesday, Hughes registered at the Ai
lanta Hotel ten days ago with a wo
man supposed to be wife, and gave the
name of D. P. Hayes. Some of his
mail came in that name.
The woman says she knows very
little of Hughes. At the inquest Wed
nesday afternoon she said she knew
nothing that could have caused him
to..take his life. She was unmoved,
and stated that Hughes might have
another wife living somewhere.
Without a tremdr or any indication
of nervousness, she entered the jury
room, led by'Coroner Kight, passed
ttuough the crowd ana out to the
Morgue. She spent a moment before
the body and returned to the jury.
There was no trace of emotion upon
her couatenance. She took the oath
and replied to the questions of the
Coroner in tones as clear and distinct
as though uttered by one who never
had suffered a pang of 0orrow.
She stated that she met her hus
band in Baltimore about two weeks
ago; but she is from the southern part
of New Jersey, but was visiting in
Baltimore. She said she knew noth
ing of the man save that he gave his
name as Hughes; that be came from
Pittsburg, and that he had a mother
Hughes had been drinking for the
past week or more, and Colonel David
ion, of the Atlantic Hotel, said he
rrequently warned the unfortunate
nan that he must keep sober around
he hotel or remain in his room.
Eughes always had plenty of money.
Ee received numerous letters every
lay, and cashed money.
Papers showing that Hughes was a
ktason and a Phythian were found in
is effects at the hotel. The statement
'ound on the body was produced at
"My body I give to the first medi
al institute that may care for it for
be - purpose of dissection. I do this
n the interest of science. I am going
)n a long exploring expedition, and
nay be help Peary find the North
A COLD WINTER.
Covember, December, January and
February Were Below the Normal.
The Columbia Record says accord
ng to Section Director J. W. Bauer
he winter owed us 200 degress, it be
og that many below the usual mark
or the winter months. Shortly after
o'clock Sunday the sun crossed .the
quator and put an official end to
vinter, according to the astronomers.
n common parlance winter did not
nd until midnight last night; At all
vents, the winter has been the cold
st that has ever been experienced by
olumbia since the establishment of
he weather bureau here.
The winter has been remarkable,
ot so much for exceptionally low
emperatures on only a few scattered
ays, but for continuous cold, broken
nly by warm spells now and then, of
inly a few days' duration. The months
f November, December, January and
February have all been below the nor
There have been several low temper
,tures recorded, and in November all
ecords for weather in that particular
nonth were broken. February was
narked by a light snowfall, and in
>oth January and February there
vere different days in which sleet fell
.nd icles hung from the trees and
Up to March the deficiency was 249
legrees, but this month was a little
>etter anid about 49 of these have been
mocked off. The normal for the
nonths of Dacember, January and
~ebruary complied from the records of
he bureau since its establishment in
889 are as follows:
anuary..-... ...... ...... .....46
As a matter of fact the actual mean
)2cember....... ....... ....... 42
anuary........ ........ ..- ....42
ebruary.......- ....... .......44
This shows how each month fell be
ind and the intense, continued cold
vhich this section of the country has
- Epidemic of Suicides.
Three professors of the Ohio Uni
rersity have committed suicide in less
ban a year. Tney are Profs. E. A.
Eggers, F. C. Clark and C. W. Mesloh.
[he epidemic of suicides began on
tpril 8, 1903, when Ernest August
Eggers, head of the department of
lerman, shot himself through the
ead, when confined to his room by
cute rheumatism. On Sept. 19, 1903,
?rof. Frederick Converse Clark, at
he head of the department of econo
nics and socology, walked into a pas
rure on the campus and sent two bul
ets into his brain. On Tuesday,
dfarch 16, 1904, Prof. Charles Walter
desloh, assistant -professor of Ger
nanic languages,'died at home on the
ampus from some drug taken with
uicidal intent. having just a week
>efore attempted to kill himself.
?rof. Eggers killed himself because
ie could not endure the pain of rheu
natism. Prof. Clark shot himself be
ause he had lost all of his own and
~is parents' money in wildcat specula
ion, and Prof. Mes'.oh ended his life
.s the result of a nervous state.
>rought on through worry because he
iad not been promoted to the chair
ield by Prof. Eggers.
We Hope Not.
The Aiken Journal and Review an
ounces that the ladies of that town
,re so pleased with the appearance of
he northern equestrienne as she dash
s about astride that the custom will
>e adopted by the natives. As the
olumbia State says such is familiari
y. Three years ago the ladies of
Liken were quite shocked when the
irst northerner to ride there with
tirrups on both sides of her man's
addleapeared in public.
KILLED THEM ALL.
A Wife's Love of Dancing Makes
TERRIBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE
Mortally Wounded, the Wife Fights -
for Her Child, but the Fren
zied Husband Kills Child
Maddened by jealousy and stung by
bitter words of reproach, Christian
Kirschoffer, a Williamsburg, N. Y..
hotel keeper, shot and mortally
wounded his young wife, slew- his
four-year-old son and took his own
life Wednesday. The tragedy was
the end of a martial history of five
years, beginning with Kischoffer's
elopement with the woman he killed
Wednesday and who was then his
wife's niece. After the death of liis
wife he married the niece.
Residents in the neighborhood of
Kent avenue and South First stree:
were startled-by a succession of pistol.
shots in the second story of Kirschof&
er's Hotel, at No. 965 Kent avenue,
about 10:30 a. m. Wednesday.
shrieks of "Murder!" "Police!" in a
woman's voice, brought Policeman
Fallon, of the Sixtieth Precinct;
George Ehnen, a citizen, and Fire
man George Mulligan, who rushed up
stairs, burst in the door of the aparta
ment in time to see the murderer fire .
a shot inth his own head.
The policeman grappled with tie
man, who, although wounded _=r
death, still struggled savagely to fr ~?
upon the intruders. As the revolve
was wrenched. from the man s
hand, he fell to the floor and expirec.
The room resembled a shaneh
On the floor, near the door 1ea
into the rear room, lay the murder s
little son, gasping in the
death. Swooning, at the 'windoW
which the wounded mother had asd '
in her frantic efforts to escape
doom, hung the body of Mrs. KIrsoh
offer, with blood streaming from .
wound under the chin.
The police officer picked up the
child and hastened with him into the
street in search of medical aid. Blt f
the little fellow expired before anam
bulance from the Eastern District
Hospital arrived. His father's bullet
had pierced his brain.
Meanwhile Ehnenn and Mulligan ;
carried the wounded woman down -
stairs, and into a neighboring store ,
She did not regain consciousness, bu
murmered the name of her little boy w,
When partly revived by Ambulanvew>.
Surgeon Shanks she prayed them s
save her baby.
The crime was undoubtedlyremedA-:
itated and carefully planned. Ki
offer was insanely jealous of his
She had youth and-rosy cheeks, an
was but twenty-six years old. He was
forty. He oijected to her gayety,
and protested against- her attend
ance at dances. She went over to
Elizabethport on Monday night to at
tend a masquerade. The husband ob
jected, but the young wife had pre
pared a costume, and -she went, de- -3
spite protests, to the home of her
cousin, Michael Martz, with whose -
family she attended the ball.
Mrs. Kirschoffer did not return home
until nine o'clock Tuesday morning
The husband met her with furious ~
anger. A bitter quarrel followed dur-'
ing which dishes we're thrown by
Having exhausted itheir~ passion
nusband and wife went. about their
several duties in connection with their
restaurant; the man going upstairs,
donning his best clothes and then
hurrying to the butcher shop wheie -
he bought a lot of meat. He next
bought a pistol, which he loaded.
From the gun shop Kirschoffer
went into the saloon kept by his life
long friend, Frederick Bertz, at the
corner of Wythe avenue and South
First street. Here he drank'deeply,
announcing that it was the last glass
of liquor he would ever s~wallow inthis
Arrived at his home the man called
his wife and child into the sleeping
rooms of the family on the second
floor, locked the door and deliberately
murdered them. He threw the wog -
man upon the bed in the front room
and fired the weapon into her throat,
the ball passing through the chin and
into the bones of the head. The wo
man appears to have struggled wildly
for her child's life, for she broke away,
and running to the window farthest
from the bed, threw up the lower sash
and shrieked for help. Aid came too
late for as the woman ran the husband
put a bullet in the boy's head.
Old Men Must Go.
Following the orders issued by th
Atlantic Coast Line railway establs
ig a pension system for the employee
f the road who have seen a certain
umber of years of sarvice, the general
manger has followed this up with
aother that will affect a number of~
men on the system whc) will not re
eive pensions. The recent order is
hat all men over the age of seventy
must go. The road has come to the
onclusion that the necessary work
annot be gotten out of men who have
reached that age and on April 1st
hey will step down and out for young
r men. The recent order inl regard
o pensions provided for a pension of
ne per cent for each year of service
for the salary received provided thie
mployes had seen a service of ten
ears. The new order provides that
f the age of seventy has been reached
he employe must go anyhow, pension
Killed by (as.
In the city of New York three peo
pe were killed by illuminating gas
n a live-story tenement in east Elev
eth street Wednesday and many oc
upants of neighboring flats were
ore or less overcome. The dead are:
tto Grossman, 35 years old, a hostr
er; Jennie Grossman, 32 years, his
wife, and Rusie Longfelder, 33 years
ld, a seamstress, boarding with the
Jrossmans. Two gas jets were found
urned on full he-ad. Accrding to
the neighbors~ Grossman several times
treatened to turn on the -gas and
ed his life and that of his wife. Tues
ay night, it is said, there was a mer
ymaking at the Crossman flat and
mcnirable wine was drunk,