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'.Do Thou Liberty Groat. Inspire Our Souls and Mako Our Lives in Thy Possession Happy, or Our Deaths Glorious in Thy Just Defence."
B Ii N N E TS VI LL K, S. G., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1891),
Dispensary Row O aus? a Fight
Which May be Fatal.
ONE MAN BADLY WOUNDED.
Hasolden a Member of tho Board
of Control Accuses Sellars
of Writing Certain De
A letter from Sell?is to tho State
fu\H that a short while before dark on
Tuesday ovouing of hut week tho
PtrootB of that quiet little town over in
Marion County were thc scene of a
fcrious and probably fatal sluming
affray, as the result of wbioh Mr. John |
pi Soliera, H prominent and highly
respected citizen of the town, is seri
ously wounded at tho home of his poti
in-law, Mr. Maxoy Watson; Mr. Bo. ri
Sell?is is wounded in tho abdouioti, Dr.
iloury lid wards basti loud of hird idiot
in his chest and J. Dudley Hasolden,
member of tho State board of oe ni re I,
has a 38*calibro p'stol ball in hid lo?;.
Tho alfair seems to bo tho culmina
tion ol a lotter supposed to have been
written by ?VJr. Ben. Sellers lo a news
5inner some weeks pince, accusing Mr.
rlasoldcn of dispensing liquors from
his home, hoar Sellers.
Monday morning Mr. lien Sellers
received a message from Mr. Jlasoldon
asking him to como over to his gin,
which is looatcd about a milo from
Sellers near thc Ilaseldcn homestead *
tho mossago saying that bc wanted Mr.
Sellers to settle with him for a number
of bales of cotton which ho had ginned
for him souio weeks since, and lo re
move his cotton seed, which was in thc
Mr. Sellers went over to Mr. Ilasel
den's at an carly hour Tuesday morn
ing, and thc business between the two
gcntlomou was quickly settled, after
which Mr. Ilaseldcn accused Mr. Sol
lora of being tho author of the above
mentioned article. Mr. Sellers em
phatically donicd tho charge, and somo
hot words followed, each gentleman
abusing tho other. At this juncture
Mr. llasoldon drew his pistol, but made
no effort to use it. Mr. Sellers was
u nar mod and said that was no place to
Bottle tho matter.
At this sceno were present, besides
Mr. J. Dudley Ilaseldcn, his father,
Mr. J. G. Ilaseldcn; his brother, Mr.
L. M, Ilaseldcn, Dr. Henry Edwards
and Aubrey Evans. Tuesday morning
shortly after thc di iii eui ty at Mr.
Hasoldon'a gin house, Mr Ilaseldcn,
in company with his brother, JJ. M.
llasoldon,, Dr. Edwards and Aubrey
Evans, drove in to-SedICM, where they
Stopped for a short while and engaged
in conversation with several chi'/, ms.
.and loft, supposed, for Marion. Noth
ing moro waa seen of Mr. Ilaseldcn and
tho gentlemen occompaning bim until
a short w.hilo bi foro dark, when they
drovo in from towards Marion, both
buggies stopping side by side on thc
south end of the depot, directly over
thc railroad track a.
At this moment Mr lion Sellers, who
had up to that time leen in thc post
ofiloe, walked out on the platform, and
as soou as ho appeared ho was fired at
from tho buggy containing Mr, Ilnscl
don and Mr. Evans. The bill, which
v/ns fired from .18-oalibre pistol, struck
Mr. Sellers squarely in the stomach and
deflected upward. Thc next shot fired
struck Mr. Sellers in thc left hand, cn
taring between thc second and third
lingers, breaking thc thumb and com
immediately after thc second shot,
Mr. Soliera pulled his pistol ana oponed
fire upon tho occupants of that buggy.
At this moment tho two buggies sep
arated, ono going a short dist?ncc up
tho railroad track and thc rear ono to
' tho left, n short distance below. The
second buggy contained Messers.
Ilnsolden and I1' vans. When thc
buggy came to a standstill Mr. Ilasel
dcn got out and walked towards a
dwolling house some distance from thc
platform, from which point bc tired
several shots. Owing to tho laot that
Mr. John C. Sell?is canin upon thc
scene at this moment, it is not known
upon whom Mr. Ilascldcn's shots took
When Mr. Sellers rushed out upon
tho platform to tho aid of his son, ho
drew Ins pistol and opened tire upon
Evans, who was then thc only occupant
of tho buggy. Tho other buggy at that
limo oontainod Dr. Kl wards, who was
nrmod with n ri Ho. Ho wheeled his
horse back across tho railroad and the
ri flo fell out on thc track and was not
picked up until Mr. Ilaselden's hands
oamo back for it, about 20 minutes
Mr. John C. Sellers was wounded
with a 44-oalibro -appearcntly a ride
ball,-wbioh passed undor tho loft
davide and carno out behind tho right
shoulder, and was cut ovor tho spinal
column. Tho third ball entered thc
loft forearm and carno out about four
inches abovo thc point ol' entrance
A negro who witnessed tho wholo
. . shooting said Mr. Luther M. Hascldou
got out of Dr. Edwards' buggy as they
, drovo up and got on tho south platform
'. of .tho dopot. From that sido a bullot
bolo appears in a pane of glass, ranging
d?wn towards tho inner oflico, and was
found on the floor of tho inner ollice,
after having gono through tho door.
' Tho prominonco of all concerned
makes tho affair vory deplorable
Dr. T. J. Weatherly of Dillon and
Dr. S. Pi Watson of Latta aro in attend
ance npou tho Messers. Sellers. Dr.
. Mooroo of Latta and Dra. Badgor and
MoMillan Marion aro attending Messrs.
llasoldon and Edwards. At this writing
tho parties aro doing as well as can bo ox
pootod, considering thc seriousness of
. Auothor nocount says J. C. Sellers,
his son Ben and others concealed them
solves in tho oflico at tho railroad sta
tion and opened fire on J. D. llasoldon
and party of his friends ?3 thoy wore
passim*. Httsoldon's party slightly
wounded. Both Sollcrs mon wounded.
Hon Sollors'wounds arc vory ser iou 3.
About 80 shots wove firod. Tho Scllora
f$ orowd woro armed with shotguns and
Tho Kontuoky, election will remain
in a tangi? until tho meeting of tho
State elooliou commissionors, which
will ocour somo timo tho last of this
STATEMENTS OF THE SHOOTING.
J D. Haselden and J. C. Sellers Give
The following is Ilaseldeu's version
of the artair:
Yesterday morning Mr. Hen Sellers
and myself 1 ad some talk about tho
letters. 1 told him I did not hold him
responsible for the louera for I did not
bolievo that ho wrote thom; I told him
1 hoards thal lie had been making ref
erence to thom and to my homo, and
that I could not aud would not allow.
1 then abked him if he had mado such
reference, that it was hard to believe it,
and ho did not deny it. I told him
he would either have to ailinn or deny;
it resulted in my striking him, after
wards wo apologized to enoh other,
Bhook hands and then transacted out
business. Ai he was leaving, I yaid 1
sup ph KO we shall meet as friends or
how. l?o suggested that wc meet with
out speaking. 1 buggestod that he.
SeeinOd dissatisfied und that it would
bo best to seltle it. I told him I
would give him satisfaction any way he
wished it, he lo get a friend lo repre
sent him. Ho said, olino, after roll oct
tion, I am not satisfied. I will give
you ample notice. Tho notice I gol
was while pinning the depot, in my bug
gy he rushed out pistol in hand and
Ope iud lire on mc, hilling me in the leg
as I jumped to the ground. J returned
tho lire promptly and general firing
II -7 a'i. Mr. lien Sellers returned to
the .tailing r ?oin, and Mr. .John 0. Sai
lor* run out and then guns were fired
from i ho wail inc room, only Mr. John
(.!. St ileis aud his son Hon showing
themselves at Jail. Mr. John 0. Sd
lers taking leiuge behind tho mail
crane we exchanged Bovoral shots. I
think Mr. Sellers was well armed as he
tired at least ten times.
(Signed) J. Dudley Haselden.
Tho following is Sol lori' version of
The first intimation of any trouble
was after my sou returned from Mr.
Ilaseldeu's ghi uud told mo how out
rageously he had been treated by the
mob at Ilaseldeu's, after having been
invite! there on a matter of business
by Mr. J, Dudley Haselden. Just
after my son inf >, mad inc of thc trou
ble, they drove in buggies, Messrs. J.
Dudley and Luther M. Haselden, in
ono buggy and Mr. Aubrey Evans and
Dr. Edwards in another buggy. Mr.
J. D. Haselden, the father of Messrs.
J. Dudloy and Luther M. Haselden, in
a buggy behind thc others. As Dudley
and Luther reached thc railroad track,
Luther jumped down and shifted his
pistol from ono pocket to another,
Dudley put his in thc foot of tho bug
gy. Luther wont to tho north side of
the depot as if looking for somo ono.
Dudley got out and went on thc oppo
sido of thc depot, taking his pistol with
him. Evidently not buding who they
wore looking for thoy drove t,owajds
Marion. I expected troublo that ovon
ing and wc prepared oursolvcs for it.
The mob returned about dusk, coming
by way of Hen So ll ors1 which was
about half a mile away from thc traveled
route from Marion, sud when thoy
reached tho depot they stopped both
buggies, Luther Haselden jumped out
and ran up thc steps on the south side
of the depot. My son Den was in thc
front of thc oihec door on tho webt
side and 1 was in thc office writing.
Without a word hoing spoken, Aubrey
Evans fired at Hen and struck him on
tho left hand and immediately Dudley
fired at him, striking him in the breast
As soon as possible Hen pulled his
pistol and hogan firing and empted Iiis
revolver at the crowd. I then ran out
as I passed through thc door 1 was shot
through thc loft forearm, 1 think by
Luther Hascldon, through thc window.
1 ran down thc steps, firing at Dudley
und Aubrey Evans, who were both
running aud firing back. About thou
Bon fired at Henry Edwards, with his
shot gun, but after exchanging a few
shots with him he whipped up his
horse and ran off. I was shot in thc
bick by cither Luther or Dudley
Haselden, while shooting at Henry
I'M wards, Dad loy Haselden ran
through a house and jard and took
refuge in a negro's privy; Aubroy
K va a s jumped in a window ol' a lady's
house; Luther I his-Iden went under tho
platform on all fours and left tho depot
running like a bunk. It is currently
reported that the crowd bad coats of
mail niunufacturcd and had them on.
(Signed) ?lohn 0. Sellers.
Tho Cause of Trusts
"Thc farmer has no wages except ns
wages arc measured by the price ol' his
prOdUOt, and when you place it. in tho
power of thc trust to fix the prioo of
wheat the farmer soils, you plano it in
the power of thc trust to lower tho
wages i h .it tho farmer receives fur his
work; and whon you placo it in tho
power of tho trust to raiao tho prico of
! what he buys, jon do tho farmer a
j double injury, because ho burns tho
candi? at holli ends and Hullers when ho
HCIIB to the trust and again when ho
buys of tho trust.-W. J. Bryan.
Fusion in Ohio.
Ono of tho most prominent Demo
crat? in Ohio is autliority for a state
ment mado Thursday that a conforcnoo
is to bo held by tho loaders of thc
Domocrats. Union Itoform and Socia
list Labor partios, and tho leaders of
tho Jones campaign, ?coking to bring
about a fusion of thoso intcros's. Tho
reason given for this is that Nash did
not havo a majority of tho votes cast in
tho recent election for govornor, and it
is hoped, if tho fusion can bo brought
about, tho anti imperialists can dofoat
McKinley in Ohio in thc presidential
A Big University.
Tho now university of California,
which is to bo constructed upon tho
$B0.000 pri/.o plan of Ftnilo Bernard,
of Puris, will cost, it is said, no ICHS
than $80,000,000, and twenty yoars,
timo will be nccdod for tho work of
building. Whon coinplotcd it ?H pro
dieted this university will bo tho boat
laid and equiped in tho world, lt will
accomodato f>,000 boarding stud orita.
LoBt His Wife and Lifo,
In a duel with knives Iko Sonia mor
tally wounded Postmaster Sharp at
Bakcisville, Mo., Thursday. Thoro
woro rumors of improper relations bo
tween Seals and Mrs. Sharp, which had
roaohod Sharp, and ho domandod satis
faction, rosultiiig in a duel in tho odiar
of tho Sharp homo. Mrs. Sharp, it is
said, sat on tho stairway oalmly wit
nessing tho death strugglo.
TUE OHIO REVOLT.
lt Means That the Day of Hanna
EASY FOR BRYAN NEXT YEAR,
A Majority of tho People Voto
Against the Policy of Phil
Tho Cincinnati correspondent ol' tho
Atlanta Journal sayB tho complote re
tarns from tho lato olection in Ohio
show that Judge Nash, the Kcpuhlican
candidato for governor, seen rod his elec
tion hy means of tho oandidacy of
Ma) br Jones, of Toledo, tlio ihdojion
dent "Golden Bulo" man, and they
also show thut Jones isufactor in Ohio
politics of no mean ability.
.IONKS SAVED TUB ll KIM; III,tOA NS.
lt is declared on all sides that but for
thc candidacy of Jones fully three
fourths of his vote, would have been east
for John lt. McLean, the Democratic
candidate, which would undoubtedly
have elected him over Nash. Jones rc
ceived about 100,000 votes. This vote
roprosontod tho element in Ohio poli
tics dissatisfied with Uanna and Ite
pulioan rulo. Tho 100,000 men who
voted for Jopos woro opposed to con
tinuing Mark Uanna as boss of Ohio,
and th? most ooasorvativcestimates arc
to thc effect that had Jones withdrawn
from tho race fully thro o : fourths of his
supporters would never have voled for
Nash, thoroby giving McLean 7f> OOO
moro votes than ho roocived. This
would have elootcd him ovor Nash by a
A nOUHTPlTb I1?NOU.
Thc Democrats aro charging tho de
feat of McLean to .Jones, and tho later
Votums and calculations show that tho
alicgod ondorscmont ol' tho McKinley
administration in Ohio by tho election
of Nash is a doubtful honor. Tho com
bined Jones and McLean vote is larger
than tho vote for Nash, which undoubt
edly makes a protest against thc policy
of tho administration, and how tho Re
publicans can get any satisfaction out
of this result is hard to seo. They
claim that tho election of Nash is a
squaro victory and end /rsomont of thc
prosidont's Philippine policy, and Mark
lianna's defense of thc trusts, but this
is not borno out by thc returns. In
Hanna's own district, Cleveland and
Cuyahoga county, ho was overwhelm
ingly defeated by Jones and McLean,
tho formor carrying tho county by 14,
000, in tho face of tho fact that lianna
mado speeches in every war i and ap
pealed to tho voters to sustain tho ad
ministration and Republican rulo. In
stead they voted for Jones and McLean,
leaving tho McKinloy candidato far be
A MINORITY HULK.
Thc foot is that while Judge Nash has
been clcotcd and will bc governor, ho ia
not tho choice of tho majority of Ohio,
and by their votes they have repudiated
thc Kcpuhlican party and administered
a stinging blow to McKinlcyism and
Ilannaisrn by casting a majority vote
against them in favor ol' Jones and Mc
Lean. Tho result shows that tho peo
plo wanted a chango," but they differed
between McLean and Jonos ns to who
was the beat man to put at tho helm of
state. Tlio fooling of thc Jones and
McLean followers is bitter against Han
na and McKinley, and thc election of
Nash represents tho minority in Ohio,
lt is a caso of tho minority electing thc
governor. In other words, tho opposi
tion to tho McKinloy administration
and Ilannaisrn in tho state consists of
thc majority of thc voters, yet by their
division and difference as to candidates
tho majority loses control of tho state.
REYOfiT A OA INST HANNA.
Thc question has boon asked how thc
opposition voto would go in a presiden
tial election, and this problem will give
food for thought in Ohio and through
out tho country fdr tho noxt several
months. With tho same issues before
thc pcoplo in n national campaign how
would thc Jones vote go-to Bryan,
any, or to McKinloy? It is true that
thc Jones followers aro oven moro bit
tor against Uanna rulo than thc Demo
crats. Thoy represent a revolution in
Onio polities which with all his power
and the power of tho administration,
Hanna cannot subdue. Jonos' 100,000
followers, or at lca3t thrco fourtha of
them, are in open revolt against thc
policy of Hanna and tho administra
tion, aa shown by their fronzy in vot
ing for Jones when they knew ho could
not bo olected, thus throwing away
their voto to administer a robuko to
tho Republicans, ft is asserted that
thc grcator part of thia vote will go to
Bryan next year if ho is tho Democratic
nominco, becauso tho Jones mon want a
chango, hoing disgusted with thc rulo
EASY TO OA Ult Y Oil IO.
Tho follower?, of MoLoan and lead
ing Democrats aro taking this viow of
tho situation and they nro asserting
that it will be an oaay thing to carry
tho stato H ?xt yoar against MoKinley
and Hanna by aimply combining tho
Dcmocratio and Jonos indopondent
volo. To indioato tho fooling of Jones
and his fol'owcra tho following inter
view with him is given.
JONES SHOWS 1UTTKRNKSS.
"That in Cuyahoga county (Hanna's
county, Clovoland). tho scat of tho rot
tenest politics in tlio country, tho vot
ers havo had an opportunity to mark
their disapproval in so emphatic a inan
nor. ia enough alono to havo lived for,"
aaitl Jonoa. "Look at tho nrmbor of
freemon tboro who said thoy wero owned
and voted by no ] arty. This victory
is much moro important than that of
last spring in thia oily. Asa result of
it you will soo next spring non-partisan
candidates in ovory oounty in thia stato.
In cvory ward of thia city tboro will bo
non-partisan oandidatoa. Wo will bo
in it with a full tiokot from tho first
tap of tho bell. That must bo reckoned
with, lt is no question of dofeat-it is
victory. I havo not hoard what tho
total non-partiaan voto waa. I havo
not asked yot, but it ia ovor 100,000, I
I am sa tis lied."
Mayor Jonoa said that after a rest of
a couple of wooks tho non-partisan fight
will bo taken up again, ana that ho and
hid faithful tul heron (s will go forth
through thc state advocating tho neces
sity of nomi eating non-partisan candi
dates by petition in ovory ward, town
ship, villugo and eily in thc stito for
every ollioo. Mr. .Jones says bo is
going to devote thc remainder of bis
lifo and his fortuno to bettering hu
inanity, and he says that with his own
persovevanoo and Clod's help, his prin
cipio-! will triumph over llannaism and
a cruelimperialism that seeks to make
subjects and slaves of a bravo people
Struggling for independence.
M A JOR^XLOG?NICILLED.
While Gallantly Leading His Mon Ho
Falls at Luzon.
A cable dispatch received at tho
war department announced that Maj.
.John A. Logan, Thirty-third volunteer
infantry, had been killed ina light i u
Luzon. Hi) was loading his battalion
inaction. Ile was a son of the late
Gen. John A. Logan of Illinois and
Mrs. Mary A. Lugan, now a resident (d'
Washington. He haves a widow ami
three oh dd ron who arc a*, present resid
ing tit Youngstown, Ohio.
A dispatch from Washington says
the news (d'her sen's death was con
veyed to Mrs John A. Logan by a per
sonal note from Secretary Koot, sent
by M it j Johnson, assistant adjutant,
general. Mrs Logan was prostrated by
tho shook, but later in the dav re
covered her composure, and driving
down town, communicated with young
Mrs. Logan at Youngstown, O , over
tho distan?a 'phone.
A dispatch from Y ungslowu, Ohio,
says Mrs. Logan, widow ol' Maj. Logan,
is completely prostrated over thc doalh
of her husband, and her physicians will
not allow her to be seen. She had ex
pected to h pond thc winter with her
children in t ho smith of France, and
was preparing to leave when tho cable
gram annout oing Maj. Logan's death
Mri. Logan has received Ibo follow
ing telegram from President McKin
ley: '"lt. is my painful duty to convey
to you tho sad intelligence ot' thc donia
ol' your husband while galllantly load
ing his battalion in thc charge at San
Jacinto. His splendid qualities as a
soldier and high courage on tho light
ing lino have given him place among
thc heroic men of thc war, and it will
bo some consolation to you to know
that ho died for his country on tho Hold
of honor, You havo in this trying
hour for yourself and tho children thc
sincero sympathy of Mrs. McKinley
and myself. "Wm. McKinlay/'
Sad Tale of the Sea.
Private advico received from St.
Pierre, Miquelon, a seaport on thc
Newfoundland coast, tell of thc wrook
ol tho Philadelphia and Baltimore
schooner Edna and Kinma, tho loss of
tho oaptain, his wife and tho orcw of
livo mon. Tho Huna and Km ma sailed
from Wilmington, N. C., on April 14
with a bargo of lumber for Balli moro.
Months having elapsed and no word of
thc vessel's whereabouts having been
received she was given up for lost. Bo
ccntly she was towed into St. Pierre,
bottom up. When tho ship was righted,
in thc cabin were found thc bodies of Capt
Hichardson and his wife. A water
stained diary kept by thc captain stated
that the Edna and Emma had experi
enced good weather until May 1, when
a fierce northeast storm over took her
and she was dismasted. Later the rud
der became jammed and in this dis
able condition thc schooner was driven
about at tho mercy of tho waves. Ono
by ono thc members of thc crow woro
washed overboard, and Capt. hichard
son and wife sought refuge in tho cabin.
At this point thc story of tho diary
ends. Owing tb tho illegibility of
some portions of thc handwriting thc
point at which the Edna and Emma
met with thc disaster could not be
DEATH OF THAD E. HORTON
He Died of Typhoid Fever in New
York City Yesterday Afternoon'
Mr. E. C. Horton, of this city, Wed
nesday afternoon received a telegram
from Now York city stating that his
brother, Mr. Thad IO. Horton, had just
diod, Thc remains will pass through
this city today on thc vestibule bouud
for W illiauiston tor interment.
Mr. Horton had hoon sick for several
week with typhoid fever in his North
ern homo. Ho had rahed several days
ago, but a relapso set in shortly after
wards and ho steadily sank until tho
ond came. Mr. Horton was about 88
years of age, and leaves a wife.
The death of Mr. Thad E. Horton
removed from the great field of news
paper writers a man of signal ability
and romarkablo personal magnetism,
His individuality was of that cast
which endeared any person with whom
ho came in contact, ut thc samo timo
impressing his intellectuality.
Mr. Horton hud boen engaged in
newspaper work for ton or twelve years
past. His first work was on tho Green
ville Daily Nows, and from that city ho
wont to Atlanta, Ga., and those who
road thc Journal during tho time Thad
Horton was on tho stall icmcmbcr how
well his work was accomplished.
From Atlanta, Mr. Horton wont to
Now York city about thrco years ago,
and since thai, limo was engaged on
metropolitan dailies, filling tho position
of political editor of tho Now York
Times at tho time of his death. Ho
was a thorough newspaper man and was
mnstor of vcrsatilo and verboso stylo of
oxprossion. His tunny frionds through
out tho Stale will learn of his death
with regret.-Sparenburg Hornld.
Tho Ladies Resist.
A spcoial from Amoricus Ga., says:
Thc city authorities of Amoricus aro
in a tangle with thc Christian sciontists
boro on tho issuo of compulsory vacci
nation. A month ngo thu city council
adopted an ordinance requiring com
pulsory vaccination and nearly tho cn
tiro population has been punctured.
Thursday ono of tho most ostimablo la
dies in Americas, a Christian scientist,
was brought boforo Mayor Dixon for
rofusing to bo vaccinated and tho mayor
sontcnood her to 30 days in tho polioo
barracks. Boforo tho sontenco was ox
ooulod Christian s dont ist ?i asked a sus
pension until Friday when a do/.on
other ladios of that faith will bo sum
moned boforo tho mayor. Tho ladies
doolam emphatically that thoy will ro
siat vacoination to tho ond and will go
to jail in support of choir position.
FIRE AT SEA.
Burning of tho American-Ham
burg Liner Patria.
ALL THE PASSENGERS SAVED
They Lost All Their Baggage and
, Many of Them Was En
veloped in Blankets
A dispatch from London says tho.
I Limburg-American stcauior Patria,
Qa ptain Frohlioh, Vf b ick left Now York
Nov. 4, "for Hamburg and passed the
'Lizard Wednesday, is on lire near
Dover. All tho passengers woro res
cued and have arrived at Dover. Tho
Kassian iteamor ('cres sighted the
Patria, showing signals of distress, and
demanding immediate help, about 12
miles from North Hinder lightship.
Tho liner was enveloped in smoko.
Pul ti int on full steam tho Ceres soot)
reached tho Patria and sending a boat
learned that Captain Fr?hlich was in
urgent need of assistance Tho hurry
of tho rescue wits indicated by tho fact
that most of the passengers \vcro cn
yolopod in blankets only. They were
rapidly distributed among tho hotels or
sent to tho Sailors'^home, and every
thing possible is being done for their
A lady passenger gives tho following
account of thc lire and tho escapo of
thc passengers, which numbered ono
hundred and fifty, and inoludod many
Winnen and eh i ld ron:
"lt was about half-past 10 yesterday
morning, thc woather hoing oaltn and
lino and several of us being seated in
tho dock saloon when suddenly Capt.
Frohlioh oppoarcd and shouted: 'AU
passengers on deck!' Everybody start
ed forward with a ruell. 'Wo aro aliro,'
said tho captain, 'but there is no
danger, Don't get oxoitcd.'
"Just then smoko began to pour out
through thc dook near thc smokestacks.
My sick husband was in his oabin and
undressed. I hurried to him and bogan
to dress him, when in carno tho stoward
shouting 'get out of this quick.' Ho
took my husband by tho foet and I
supported i his hoad. Wo started to
carry him to tho deck, but tho smoko
choked us and tho water from thc lire
lioso swished around our kneos. 1
feared that all was lost; but, going
backward through another passage, wo
managed to rcaoh tho dook in Bafoty.
Thcro all tho passengers wcro crowded
togo thor. Thick olouds of smoko woro
blowing ovor tho v/holo ship and dis
tress signals woro flying. Ono passen
ger, who had hastily oomo from tho
.bajdirob"^ anpoarcd .with soarccly any
olotnibb ^e./ Othors found thouiaolvcs
.equally unprepared. The oaptain told
us that ho was lowering tho boats as a
precaution. So wo lined up. 'Womon
and childrou first'.' shouted the oaptain,
who was standing near mo. I replied
hat I supposed I would have to wait
for tho mon's turn as I could not Icavo
my helpless husband. Capt. Frohlioh
answered mo by lifting my husband,
placing him in tho bottom of ono of
thc boats, ordering mo to follow and
telling thu stoward to go with us. Our
boat was tho first lowered.
"Wc woro all terribly frightened, but
though a few cried, thcro wa?, no dis
order. Tho oflicors and crew did all
they could and encouraged us to be
brave and cool. While ono boat was
being lowered, tho bottom began to
giyo way. Tho women sorcamcd and
for a moment it seemed as if tho bot
tom would drop out; but tho boat was
quickly hauled back. Another boat
had no crow, tho passongcrs doing tho
"Meanwhile sonic fishing smacks had
come up, and several passengers board
ed thom, but Capt. Frohlioh bellowed
through tho smoko that no ono must
leave tho Patna's boats, so they loft
tho smacks. From this order wc in
fciTod that tho Bailors, who wore work
ing ceaselessly, hoped to put out the
fire. For moro than an hour we lay
olongsidc tho liner, now hot and smoko
covered, cinders mid debris falling over
out boats. Through thc firo wo occa
sionally caught sight of Capt, Frohlieh,
on thc bridgo while ho divided his at
tention between giving orders to tho
crow and joking with us. Onco ho
shouted laughingly : 'Tho firo is in my
oabin. Now I can't get my pipe, and
you all know I can't do anything with
out my pipe.'
"Then tho Ceres came up and her
captain sang out: 'Your ship's afiro.
Shall I tako your passengers?' Fright
ened ns wo were we laughod. Capt.
Fr?hlich mado the Ceros promise to
take ui? to Dover, and thou our boats
pulled over to lier, ami wo wore tokon
aboard. Tho last wo saw of tho Patria
she was just a mass of smoko and going
slowly toward Hamburg. Many of us
had to pay for what littlo wo could got
co cat on board tho Cores. At Djver
everybody was vory kind.
"If tho oaptain had put us ashore as
SpOti as tho ti;o was discovered, wo
-would not havo lost our bulongings, nor
boon exposed to such dangor."
A Girl Full of Needles.
Eighty-seven ordinary sowing nocdlos
havo been roinovcd from tho body of
Hannah ltcardon by Dr. Swithin Chan
dlor. Tho girl is employed as a house
maid by Mrs. J. M. Mather of Wil
imington, Del., and hor caso inattranting
tho attention of local physicians, all of
whom aro taking a doop intorost in tho
caso. Tho girl is about 19 years of ago
and weighs only 80 pounds. Sho is
four foot throe inches tall, and it is
boliovcd that tho nocdlos, which sho
swallowed when a child, rotordod her
growth,. Sho oamo boro from Ireland
about two months ago.
A YouiiR Murderer.
Mary Fears, a 13 yoar old girl, was
found guilty of voluntary manslaughter
in tho superior oourt ot La Orango, Go.
thursday. Sho killod her sweothoart,
Son Chappol'at Wost Point, Ga., Sat
urday night. Sho will bo sont to tho
Stato prison farm.
"I havo ti8odyour 'Lifo for tho Livor
and Kidnoys' with groat bonoflt, and
for J)yspopsia or any dorangomont of
tho Livor or Kidnoys I rogara it os ho
ing without an equal." Jamos J. Os
borne, Attornoy at Law, Boliston,
llondorson 'Jo., N, 0, \,
OUR DEAD IN CUBA.
Progress of tho Work Toward Gotting
Their Bodies Brought Homo.
Tho bodies of tho South Carolina sol
dier? who died in Cub* and wcro buried
in Cuban soil aro to bo brought home
for intormcnt as soon as possible. At
tho recent mooting when tho Second
Carolina regiment's veterans associa
tion was formed, tho matter of having
the bodies of thoso soldiers brought
homo to rest in nativo soil was dis
cussed. Immediately after the meet
ing Col. Jones forwarded ibo following
lotter to the secretary of war:
lion. Elihu Koot, Secretary of War,
Washington, 1). C.
Sir: I was the colonel of tho Second
Sou'.h Carolina volunteer infantry in
tho late Spanish-American war. We
left buried in tin? milita)y graveyard
near Muianao, Cuba, thrco enlisted
men from our regiment, and wc wish
their hollies brought back to bo bur*cd
in their nativo soil. Will you pienso
tako tho matter up and tell mc what to
do? I will furnish you with their
names whenever you want them, and
also give you thc names of (hoir
parents. 1 havo tho honor to remain,
Lito Col. Second S. C. V. I.
Col. Jones has received the following
letter in reply to the above request:
Washington, Nov. 14. 1899.
Mr. Wilie Jones, Columbia, S. C.
Sir: Replying to your communica
tion of thc 11th inst., to tho honorablo
secretary of war, by direction of tho
quartermaster general, you arc respect
fully requested to have filed with this
oflico application from nearest relative
of thc deceased soldiers of tho Second
South Carolina volunteer infantry
buried at Marianao, Cuba, stating tho
name and address of tho person to
whom it is desired shipmontto bo made.
lt is expected that all bodies in Cuba
that may properly bc romoved will bo
brought to this country during thc
ooming winter and forwarded to their
homes who ra tho relatives so elect, at
govern ment expenso.
Jamos M. Mooro.
AsBt. Quartermaster Gon. il. S. Army.
Col. Jones will furnish tho desired
information at onco, and endeavor to
havo thc remains brought baok at the
earliest possible moment. Tho remains
of tho ono civilian omployo who died in
Cuban camp arc not to bo included in
tho above arrangement.-State.
GOVERNOR HOGG'S TRICK.
A Watch Loaded for Pickpockets
Gulped Down by an Ostrioh.
A dispatoh from San Antonio. Texas,
to tho Now York WV'ld says Kx-Gov.
James Stephens Hogg oamo from Aus
tin with tho Texas University studonts
today to seo tho San Antonio Interna
tional Fair. Tho big ox-govomor said
ho carno over to havo some fun at tho
oxponso of tho pickpockets who, as ho
had heard, were infesting tho fair.
He had a mild infernal machino ar
ranged inside of a watch caso, and with
what seemed to bo a $100 chronometer
in his vest pocket ho strolled about tho
grounds in the thickest orowds, and
with fcolings akin to thoso of a man
who carries a chip on hu shoulder.
While looking at managcrie of ani
mals, however, an ostrioh spied tho
bulking pocket and deftly lifted the
timepiece. A ton-foot string attached
to tho watch, on pulling taut, was to
sot ott the machine.
"By Catlings, light out, boys!"
roared tho big ex-governor, as tho os
trioh gulped down tho machine. Thore
was an explosion and a stampede on tho
midway. Tho manager of the show
put on his armor and buckler and hunt
od thc fair grounds many times over for
the man who ho thought had fed a dy
namite cap to biselar bird. But ex
Gov. Hogg of Texas was thon well on
his way to thc oily to keep a pressing
engagement with his friend and col
league, Senator Horaoo Clipton.
DID THEY WEAR Bl???STPLATES?
A Correspondent Tries to Ascertain
the Facts But Fails.
Charges havo been made by the
Messrs Sollos that Mr. Dudley Hascl
don had worn a breast plato during thc
rocent fraoas at Sollen. This seemed
a littlo strange, oven if Mr. llaseldon
desired thus to clotho himself in steel
armor, for breast plates arc not articles
which oan bo bought on tho market
nowadays. At least it is not so in this
scotion of tho country. Tho Nows and
Courier representative sends thc follow
ing in reference to tho matter from
''People aro still ?xpited about thc
Sellers riot. Il has been reported all
over tho country that tho Messrs.
Hasoldon wont to Marion on Tuesday,
tho day of tho shooting, to get coats ol
mail that they had ordorcd. Your
Correspondent has boon talking with
parties in Marion today and has endeav
ored in every way to find out tho truth
of tho report. Upon ringing up tho
Marion Iron Works it was impossible
to got either an aili ma ti vo or ucgativc
answer. Tho propriotor gavo mo
tho nnmos of two persons whom I rang
up on the 'phone Ono said ho had
hoard tho report, but did not bcliovo
"Tho other said ho had hoard work
men, who wcro employed at the Iron
Works, say that breastplates woro m ad o
at tho shops. Tho Sellers and their
frionds arc very anxious to probo this
mattor to tho bottom. Thoy think that
tho propriotor of tho lion Works ought
either deny orarffun tho ronnit so as to
sot tho matter at rest. Undor tho cir
cumstances a great many reports ariso
in roforonoo to thc mater, and it is said
that ono of the breastplates was shipped
to Columbia. This rumor may havo
anson from tho statomont iinputod to
Mr. Hasoldon that ho had "six mon to
kill in Columbia," and Tho Record
gives it only as eonio of tho ourront
talk in roforonco to tho row.
Wrecks a House.
By tho falling of an aorolito, sovon
milos south of Crosoont City, 111., tho
ropidonoo of John Moyors was partially
wrooked and tho neighborhood was
paniu-striokon. Tho motor oamo from
a point in tho sky a littlo oast of south
and struck tho north ond of tho houso,
tearing away a part of tho uppor story.
Tho aorolito buried itsolf in tho ground
about thrco foot from tho foundation of
SOLD DEAD BODIES.
An Undertaker Confesses to The
IT WAS A PAYING SCHEME.
Four Bodies in as Many
Trunks Found in the
Baggage Room at St.
A dispatch from St. Louis says four
Kl ito lilied trunks, suoh ns used by
i ravoling men to carry samplos, cnoh
containing d.corpse, wore takon from
tho bargogo room at tho Union station
Thursday, and Frank Thompson, who
says he is city undortakor of Mumphis,
Tenu., is dudor arrosu Charges Against
Tbompson aro being formulated. \.
For somo timo tho polico havoV.men
aware that trudie in human bodics\hos
been going on through this city aiid
have been on tho watch for evidence*,
Recently a shipment of four bodies in >
trunks was made, addressed to W. II.
Hamsun at Keokuk, Iowa, to whom
tliOEC captured Thursday wcro alao con
signed. Tho express man who hauled
tho trunks from tho Keokuk dopot told
thc station mastci thcro that ho behoved
that they contained bodies. An
investigation was begun and tho polico
of this city wcro notified to look out
for any othor shipments.
When taken to pol loo Qu?rtors
Thompson told of tho whole alfair.
Ho said ho had tho contract for burying
tho city dead of Memphis. For somo
time ho had boon soiling tho bodies to
medical oollogcs throughout this part
of tho country. His method was to
paok thom with excelsior in drummer's
/.ino-liocd trunks and tako thom with
him as baggage as far as St. Louis.
From there ho shipped tho trunks to
their destination by oxpress. Thomp
son said he had been paid all tho way
from $50 to $200 per body. Ho said
tho ?amo W. H. Hamson, to whom tho
trunks wore consigned in Keokuk ?B a
fictitious ono, but bo rofuscd to state
who his consignee really is.
In tho trunks taken Thursday were
tho bodies of two mon aud a boy, all
negroes, and a white woman. From
appearances they all died from con
sumption or some other wasting disoaso.
Tho whito woman was evidently somo
ono of roiinomont. Her features aro
regular and her bair black. Tho front
teeth aro gold filled. AU tho bodies
aro well preserved.
A dispatch from Memphis says Frank
Thompson, who is under arrest in St.
Louis, is well known in Momphis, ho
ing tho county undortakor, K. D.
Thompson, a brothor.of Frank Thomp
son, has been indicted on two oooasions
charged with improper burial of pauper
dead. It is claimed that tho bodios
wcro intoiTod only six inches undor
ground, whioh doo? not moot tho logal
requirements. On both occasions,
however, Thompson gavo a satisfactory
explanation and was released.
A Bogus Colored Preacher Worked a
Policeman McDonald avrestcd ono
of tho slickest swindlers that bavo ever
operated in this city and ho is now on
thc chaingang. His swindles did not
not him much, but it was tho easy way
ho victimized several liiorohants. Ho
gave his nainoas "Rev." John Parks
and said ho had ohargo of somo
churohos in tho upper part of the coun
try. His soli?me was to go into a gro
cery or othor store and inako a purohaso
of live cents worth of some particular
j article Tho merell mt would give him
05 cents chango, as tho Nogro invari
able used a dollar in making a purohaso
Tho merchant was perhaps busy and
proceeded to attend to tho othor ousto
mers. Tho Negro would put a quartor
of tho chango in his pocket, substituto
a nickle for it and approaching tho
merchant would . say: "Boss, you
made a mistake in this chango," show
ing tho merchant 75 oonts. Thcro
would bo some disputo ovor whether tho
right chango had boon given, but in
four instances tho morobants oonolu led
they had made tho inistako and would
givo him tho diforonco . to mako up tho
05 cents. Ono morohant who allowed
himself to bc viotimi/.od was so conti
dent that thc Nsgro was a swindler that
ho put Policeman McDonold on tho
coso. Tho oflicor followed tho Nogro to
a store just a block away when ho at
templed to work the samo gamo, whoro
upon ho was nrrostcd. Ho was
sentenced to thirty days on tho ohain
gang by Magistrate Smith Friday morn
ing. Ho will be brought up on com
plaint of others whon ho completes this
torin and in all ho will got 120 u. -
Muchly Married Monroe,
A dispatch from Ohioago says Jamos
Monroe, tho alleged bigamist an
swindlor, who WOB arrested thcro Sun
day, loft for Roehostor, N. Y., Wodnos
day in custody of a polico oflioorof that
oity, to bo tried on charges of swiud
ling and bigamy. Mooroo woivod ox
tradition proceeding. Mrs. Mary J
Colthar, of Bunkor Hill, Ills., whom it
it said Monroo married and aftorwar
deserted in Roohcstor aftor obtaining
$1,100 from her, identified Monroo
Wodncsday. Aooordi jg to advioos ro
coivod by tho polioo, Monroo's rooord
ns a bigamist bids fair lo eo?ipso that
of tho candy poddlor, Famsworch,
who was recently arrostcd ohargod with
having 42 wi vos in difforont parts of
tho world. Tho polico nlroady havo
tho names of 20 womon, mostly in or.s
torn cities, all of whom, it is asserted
havo boon nnrriod and victimized by
Shooting in Pickens.
A dispatoh from Qroonv?lo, S. O,, to
tho Augusta Uhroniolo says Dc. Thomas
Kv Jamos, of that oity, was killod in
Piokons County Thursday night. It
said ho and his son woro shot from am
buoh aiid that James was killod and
tho young man mortally wounded. Dr
Jamos had latoly moved his family to
Orponvillo, but praotiood in Piokons
oot?iity. Sam L?nior has surrendoro
to tho shoriff of Piokons, as tho ono
who did tho shooting. Ho Bays that
Jarnos was carrying his (hanior?) wifo
away in a buggy.
THE RI8E IN FERTILIZERS,
An Officer of the Chemical Company
Confirms the Report.
As wo stated sometime ngO thero will
bo a material advance in price of nil
fortilizors; and tho farmors that in
planning to plant a big ootton orop at
thooxponso of a provision orop. must
oonsidor tho additional oost of fortili
zorsinhis plans. Tho reason aiiogod
is that thoro has boon a voay . lioavy
adyanco within tho Inst year o? every
thing ontoring into tho manufacture of
fertilizers, including not only oil classes
of niatorials used, but in machinery
and mill supplies gouorally rcquricd
by tho faotorios in thoir operations.
Theso advances aro woll known and
havo nooossarily caused an inoroaso in
tho cost of fertilizers. Whothor tho
oost to tho oonsunior will bo inoroasod
beyond tho natural increase, duo to tho
highor prioo of materials, as % rosult
of tho formation of tho Virglnin-Oaro
lina Chomioal company remains to bo
scon. This company controls tho fort?
lizor business practically of the wholo
South, and oan fix tho prioo Of goods it
soils. Mr. violin W. Hugor, of Atlanta,
manager for tho Southeastern division
of tho Virginia-Caroliua company, was
Savannah rocontly and talking to a
Morling Nows rcportor said, among
othortv 'ngs: " Ibo Virginia-Carolina
Chomioal eompany was formed throo
years ago by tl^o^amalganmtlon of n fow
faotorios in Virg\7\ia. Thoy saw tho
sovorc oompotition tlio?'^was botweon
tho companios in tho Car?i?aaA and
Georgia, whoro tho ooinpanioB,^ "&n
account of this oompotition, wore niak-*^
ing nothing. Honco thoy thought it
to thoir interest to amalgamate thoir
intorosts in tho Virginians and North
Carolina to prosorvo a legit?malo profit
in Ibo busiuoss. From time to timo .
this company bas bought up other com
panios, until now it has become a cor
poration with a capital of $24 000,000;
being managed undor subdivisions.
Tho two Virginias hoing in ono di
vision, tho Carolinas in another and
Goorgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi
and Tonnossco in another. This lattor
division will bo controlled and managod
by Mr. John W. Huger, with hoad
quartoroat Atlanta, Ga., having branoh
offices in tho prinoipal oitios in his di
vision." Mr. Huger stated that ho
looked for a vory matorial advanoo in
tho prico of fertilizers for tho soason of
1899-1900, ranging from $1.50 to $2.50
por ton over last soason's prioos. This
is oauscd by tho sharp advanoo during
tho last six months of1 \tj&rSs
materials used in tho maiuifaoturo of
fertilizers. Phosphate rook, whioh
ontors largoly into tho manufaoturo of
fertilizers, hoing tho sourco of phos
phoric acid, ono of tho plant foods, has
advauood ovor 100 por cont. If this bo
truo thon tho glowing roports as to
revival of tho phosphate industry iii
in this state aro confirmed,' in whioh
will rojoioo as it moans inoroased
rovonuo to tho treasury. With those
advanoos in fortilizor matorial h will bo
impossible to furnish tho oonsuuiora
with fertilizers ot provious prioos ac
cording to Mr. Hugor.
Ho Had Enough of lt.
A farmor who was possessed of some
means ontered tho oflico of his oounty
paper and asked for tho oditor.
Tho farmor was aooompaniod by Mi?
son, a youth of 17 yoars, and as soon os
tho editor, who was in his soorot sanc
tum, was informed that his visitors
woro not bill oollootors ho oamo for
ward and shook hands.
"I carno tor git some information,"
explained tho farmer.
"Certainly," said tho oditor, "and
you oamo to tho right plaoo. Bo Boat
Tho farmor sat on ono ond of tho
table, while his son sat on tho door.
"This boy o' minc." l?o said, "wants
ter go into tho literary business, au' I
thought you'd now df thar wuz any
monoy in it or not. It's a good busi
ness, ain't it?"
"Why-yos," said tho editort ofter
somo hesitation. "I'vo boon in it my
Bolf for 15 yoars, and you seo whoro
I'vo got to."
Tho farmor eyed him from hoad to
foot, glanood around tho poorly fur
nished offico, surv?yod tho oditor once
moro, thon, turning to his son, who was
stll on tho tloor, said:
"Git up, Johu, an'go homo, an' go
baok tor ploughing!"
The pooplc of Oharloston last
Thursday night united in honor
ing Rudolph C. Mohrtcns, ohiof quarj
torin aster of tho Olympia, tho man who
stood at tho wheel fifteen hours during
tho battle of Manila. German Artil
I lory hall prosontcd a brilliant noone
when to tho strains of martial musio
Mohvtons walked upon tho stogo on the
I arm of Mr. O, C. Flongo, chairman of
tho committco, followed by Mayor
Smyth, Congrossman Elliott and othor
distinguished mon. In a briof and
happy spoooh Mayor Smyth woloomod
Mehrtons to his old homo and on bo
half of oitizons presented a handsome
gold watoln CongrosBman Elliott fol
lowed, and road a lotter from Admiral
Dowoy in whioh ho alludod to Mohr
tons in tho most complimentary terms.
Tho quartermaster was almost ovor
oomo, but said a fow words and boggod
his frionds to. understand that ho felt
moro than ho oould say. A gonoral ro
ooption and ball followed and all vas
morry until tho morning hours. Oharg
l?sten thus loads all tho oitios in recog
nition of "Tho mon bobind tho guns."
Jaok tho Cutter.
Washington has a " Jaok tho Cutter,"
Who roforms things by sneaking up and
clipping l?dioB1 drosBos. Ho objoots to
long drosBos that swoop tho sidowalks,
and writes tho Post whon ho has suo
oedod iu soouring roforms in dresses ho
?viii turn his attention to tho idiots
who woar 3 inoh oollors. As far as wo
known thoro is no partioular objootion
A Foolish Threat.
Mr. J. Dudloy Ilasoldon is allcgod
to havo said that thoto woro six mon
in Columbia whom ho would got, or
ho would bo takon homo foot foromost.
With suoh warning no'ono likely to bo
among thc six is apt to bo caught nap
A Queer. Hotiso,
Au cccontrio old follow of Sharon,,
Mo/, who has a holy (hoad o? oyotohosj
has conatruotod a four-story bvlokdwoll*
ing whoso roof la on a lovel with tho