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"Do Thou Liberty Great. Inspire Our Souls and Make Our Lives in Thy. Vossossion Happy, or Our Deaths Glorious in Thy Just Defence."
BENNKTTSV1LLE, S. C., FRIDAY. MAY 24, 1901,
A ?AT SOLDIER. '
"?tomwah" Jackson as Viewed
i)v tt Northerner.
A CHRISTIAN SOLDIER.
The Farpa of this Renowned
Man Has Spread ail
Over the Civil z d
Hvorywhoro throughout this 11 t'en,
and wo might add thioughe ut tho
world, tho fame of tl in rene v ned sol
dier batfbeCn sounded abrnd. This
however, WAS not ais real MIK. That
vt as Themas Jonathan Jaokson, who
was born in Olarksburg, Va., January
31, 1824. Ho was only tinco years old
when hid fat h or died and bis mother
was loft a widow, with tbrco holplotB
children in a. i mall room whoro sho
abode and taught a small sohool. Muoh
of ber. timo wits spent with hor father
in Wood Co?nly, whoro ' her brother
abo aooomp?nicd her. In .1830 she
was married (? Captain Bioko Wood
ron, a lawyer of good cduoation, of so
oial, popular mattiers, muoh her senior,
and without fortuno. Whon only six
j oars .qf ago Themas loft his mothor's
sido'to . liva with his unolo. Thoim
presiipnof herdeath upon thc ycuihiui
mind was deep and hating. After this
ho lived with various friends until ho
Xas.admitUd to Wost Point.
.t- ??y lina HOLUIER?JY* oAKEEn.
This bogan at West Point
during * tho fe ur years in whipb
ho or, joj ed ils instruoiion and dis
ciplino. lt waa indeed a providential
opening for him, and ho entered it
with energy and delight. 8o aixicus,
indeed, was ho that, With his ordinary
earnestness and vi^or ho mounted a
berso at sundown and, aocompaniod ny
a fPrvant who was to bring tho hors?
lu mo, hurriod off to mcot tho stage
ceaob. Arrived thoro, ho waB'too latoj
however, ho galloped onj and overtook
it at tho nox-t station. % Whoo ho en
tered on his ooursp^ii.f study ho eoou
disoovorcd his de floionoy of proparatiou,
and ho had aViough timo, BO that ho
w'?'s ^oblighc't? lo study at night. But
all lights woro to bp put out at "taps,"
and whfct was ho todo? His own in
gentility availed him hero. Just boforo
? tlie signal ho would pilo up his grate
with anthdaoite coal and, lying prono
beforo it on tho floor, pursuo his
studios. This ho did until his follow
students, who hod looked at bim Bide
wayB when ho ontcrod, used to say af
terward, ''If wo bad bad to slay thoro
another year, 'Old Jaok' would hayo
bcen at tho head of tho oloss." -y'
vAt th?,,olpso of this term of sevoro
sludy ho gtaduatcd,; and ohtorpd tho j
> ?T*vv, ju Mcjj,iop,^;ini.tho .kM <' vf '
. , ..(r.^; ^vorrifi^? ,
,.>. jouant, "lind fut ,1 a?kfioK .had to ?
yak? his piaoo, )io was .??vanoecl nox'j
in opmniartd to tho captain, and ou ao
oount pf his bravery and skill was mado
a oaptaip. At the'oloso of this war ho
remainpd. in tho City of Mexico for'
ptveral months, whoro ho and other of
ficers had thoir quarters in tho national
palace; Thus ho oamo very no av to
tho realization of tho hopo of lodging
in tho- "iialls of tho Montezemas,"
whioh many had ohorishod.
Re turning from Moxies, ho spent
two years in tho sorvioo, and. was thon
fonVt?i.Jfort Meade, near Tampa Bay,
Florida,' ''whoro' ho was stationed for
about six months. In Maroh, 1851.
ho was -olOotpd Professor of Natural
m d .. iOxporimontal ; Philosophy and
Arti?lory Taotios in tho Virginia Mili
tary^Inptjtuto, at J^exlngtion. j
V j?HgxJtKJ.'IOIOUS EDUCATION.
In th.it) position and.in this koauti
fu^plapo.his oar'y religious exporienoo
iafirat known. ! His mothor was a
Methodist! Whilo in Mexioo ho had
loamed muon,about tho Beman Catho
lic . Ohuroh .and its worship. Subso
qui?ntly;.-ho was an attondant on tho
Presbyterian Church. This ho finally
dooide'd to adopt as hia own, and bo?
oatn6'; otmheotod with it in 1851 Ho
ovibyontly: "bid iOmo drawings toward
tho ministry, and said to Ititi aunt, Mrs.
Ncal?: ] "Tho i.ubject of boooming a
he ralet'bf tho Orbes has of ton aorioualy
engagod my attont?on. and X regard it
as tho mont noble or all professions.
But my ?onviotion ia that I am doing
good ho?p? and that I am for tho pre
Betft^ w'hbrd God would havo mo bo.
Within the last few days I havo ail un
ut?'al" religious joy. Ido xojoioo to
walk in tho lovo of God."
lt io said, by ono whoknow him woll,
. that af tor ho had booomo a christian ho
set 'his (aoo against all worldly con
fortuity,' giving tip danoing, thoator
going, and every amusoraont that
had a tendonoy to load his hoart
and thoughts away from holy
thhig?\ ^ Whon a question was asked
as to tho j:ight or wrong of indul
gences that many oonsidcr inno
ocnt,;be. would say, ploaflantly, "Woll,
I k noy/ it i fi not wrong not to do it ao I
am going.to. bo on tho safo sido." Ho
wasvory modostand in diff?rent in offer
ing prayer in publio; but after an admo
nition from tho pastor that all ohris
tia.nMhould do so, ho oallcdon his pas
tor?.ap(l wanted to know if he wcro
ainpng tim ?umber bf. i lioso to whom ho
refereed.'; Ho said he was not used to
apoakiing in publio; ho was naturally
diltifltnt: . "but if you say so, I shall
mako >?n effort to load, in prayer, how
ever^ Iii ou ll it may bo." Hin hr nt effort
waa a serious failuro. but ho poraovercd
until hp bcoamo a mighty man in pray
^-Ho1 abstained from tho uso of all in
toxioxtibg drinks from prinoiplo. Dur
ing tho War ho was asked by a bro thor
of?o?Vto jof h him in a sooial glass. Ho
robilorU. "NP, I thank you, butl nevor
m?o lt., I.am moro afraid of it than of
Mom 'pull ts." .As; an instanoo of
f what ho regnded as tho will of God and
. obodiouop I > it, ho waa askodi "Im
agino thai jbe providonoo of God soomod
to abrupt you to drof ovory aohome of,
lifo .Mn! of poraonal advancomont, and
go on a misnion to tho hoart of Afrioa
fer the rest of yourdaya; wouldyou go? 1
His oyes flashed as ho instantly ropliod:
"I Would'gO without my bat."
Hia^jaw's as to how o?nstant prayor
may bo* enjoyed arp^ given thus to u
friend; ?> .! X havo so nxed tn? iiabit in
-, my own mind'that'I ntivaif raise a oup
. of wator'to.my.i?ps without lifting up
Piy^rttoGod ih thabks and prayoif foi'
tho water of lifo. Thoa whon wo lake
our meals thoro is tho blo6sing on our
food. Whoncvor I drop a lotte r in t he
post effico I bond v petition along with
it for God's blessing upon its urssion
and tho porson to whom it is sont Whon
1 broak tho soal of e ott or rccivod I
stopto ask God to proparo no fer its
oontonts and rna? o it a mesEongor of
good. And whon I go to m v olaBS room,
and await tboarrangomon1 ot thooadcts
in thoir places, that is m - (imo to inter
cedo with Jod for then
His friend aekod hin if ho did not
forget to do this. 1 c acsworod: "I
oan hardly eey that I uo; tho habit has
booomo almost as Gxcd aB to broatco."
Ho was askod by one: "Major, supposo
you should loso your health and booomo
buddonly blind,do you Bupposo that jour
soronity would bu unclouded?" Ho
pausod a moment, as if to woigh fully
every word ho uttorod, and then said:
"I am suro of it; o von suoh a m i ?for tun o
oould not mako mo doubt tho lovo of
God. " Ho was fuithor ab ked ; "If in
addition to blindness you had to rtooivo
grudging charity from thone on whom
j on had no olaim, what thon?'' Thoro
was a b tran go reve ronoo in his uplifted
cyos as ho replied: "If it woro God's
will, I think I would Ho thoro oontont
for a hundred years."-Dr. Lewis lt.
Dunn, in Now York Advooato.
South Bound Lease.
An important suit has beon ontorcd
against tho Seaboaid which has never
boen "dtmoetioated" in the ptato. Tho
suit arito? out of tho Watts oat c. Ho
was injured by falling into a out in
Columbia and got a verdict for d.am
ages, but tho money has never boen
oolh.otcd. Tho suit ia brought to an
nul tho loaso cf tho South Bound or
Florida, Central and Poninsulnr to tho
Seaboard, booauBo both aompanics aro
forolgn corporations. Tho euit was
brought by Wattn's attoruoys, P. H.
Nol?on and John P. Thomas, Jr., and'
alto by Attornoy General Bollinger.
Tho preliminary volo to show oauso
has boon ihhuod hy Judgo Gage and is
roturnnblo Wednesday. Tho roeult of
theso prcocodirgs will bo of very Bori
Qus import lo tho Seaboard lt has
filed a mortgago of $75,000,000 in tho
soorotary of blato's ornoo on its propor
tios in this stato, but should a roooivor
bo appointed for tho South Bound all
of thia md tho consolidai ion will bo
knocked up Tho Seaboard's attorneys
informed tho botfrotary of etato somo
months ago that a regular charter would
bo. taken out as poon as tho various
linos woro consolidated. This has not
yot boon dono, though a meeting has boen
oallod for in Columbia to oifoot a con
solidation two days boforo tho proceed
ing aro to bo had boforo Judgo Gago
in Chester. Tho. Seaboard has boon
doing business in Columbia under a
ltoonuo issued to. the "Seaboard Air
V The Albany Strike. \
A dispatoh from Albany, N. Y.,
whore a street oar ntriko is In progress,
payo tb . 'ii fatally \yound'?'1 ,"
out fn?W,r oars^?nning'-sm?itbly'a'B'arsS.''
nala, with nb patrono, Ibo oity undor
martial m?o, with its oitizons in a
frenzy of exoitomout, aud tho oity
authorities and loaders of tho strikers
trying to got tho railway company to
como to an auiioablo sottlomont, was
tho situation whon darknoas put an
end to tho striko growing out of tho
Btroot oar striko Thur&day night. Those
fatally wounded aro Wm. Walsh, a
m or oh ant, and Leroy Smith, a mor
ohant, both shot by national guards
men, and Wm. Marshall, a nonunion
motorman, skull fraoturoa.
Others most Boriou?ly injured aro:
Goorgo Doozo, citizen, chook rippod
open by bayonot.
William Rooney, oitizon, shot by na
Gilbort Hall, non union motorman,
shot by mob.
Drow tho Line.
Congressman Curtis, of Kansas, and
United States Sonator Quartos may hayo
rondorod a troaty with tho Snako In
diane impossiblo by refusing to eat
dog moat with theso rodskius. Theso
gontlomon havo rcturnod from tho
Snako resoivation in tho Indian coun
try, discouraged ovor tho effort to bring
about an agreement to allot tho lands
of tho tiibo. Theso Indians beliovo
tho govornmont intonda to finally take
from thom all thoir lands, and thoy
look upon tho allotting agents as offi
oial swindlers Whilo Curtis and
QuarloB wero thoro tho tribo was hold
ing its annual jolifioition, ono of tho
ooromonioB boing tho oating of dog
moat. Tho big ohiefs offordd to adjust
all diffororoos if tho viBitorp^would join
thom in a foast of dog mH$j(?whioh
would provo thoir sinoority. ThoBtatos
mon doolinod an! oamn home^tnd will
roport thoir troublo to congress/.
Dispensary in Canada.
Tho South Carolina dispensar^ m.
has attraotcd tho attontion oj^ law mak
ers in various staten, ?md it is/a aid that?
Florida Will quito likely adoMt. ??u$
Irom tho noithwost te-rrito^ 'Wvornv '.
mont of Canada comes tho -l?V^tjt r<\*
quest for information. Mr. VP: U.
Tofft, attornoy gcnoral of tho govern
ment, writos to tho governor Baying
that no had writton for information as
to tho stato monopoly ns to iotoxioot
ing liquors, but had unfortunately ad
dressed tho lotter to Charleston. Ho
said that ho had writton to tho .' de
partment of foroign oommoroo" at
Washington for'information and. had
boon advised to writo tho governor. Ho
says that lio proposod ?uoh a plan ao tho
South Carolina one to bis government
but ho wantod dotais as to its opera
Sohn Martin a linoman in tho employ
of tho Georgia Tolophono aud Tolograph
oompany, of Savannah, foll from a- vi
Wodno6day morning at 10 o'olook
rocoivod injuries whioh rosultoU n
his death shortly aftorward?. Ho had
ftni?hod ropairs nt tho top of tho polo
and was about to dornend whon ho
carno in oontaot with a "livo" wiro.
His follow workmen saw him hang limp
and inort for a fow ?ooonds and then
fall to tho ground. His head was
oruBhod by tho fall and blood and
brains wero eoattered on tho sidewalk.
Martin was hurriedly takon to a hos
pital, but died in a few minuto;). Martin
v.- H OK M.'*.*.- .. 1.3 ^?,4 .......... I. . .
rrnii un ?VRID yj(U SHU Oniuo uui? IfOu,
Haltimoro, whoro his fathor now HVOB.
Ho Borvoa in a Maryland regiment in
tho Spanish war.
FACTS OF VALUE
To Manufacturer? and Dealers In
Tobacco Products As
TO REBATE OF WAR TAXES
Th? Farms and Other R< quire
monia that Must bs Com
piled With. The Time
Tho following Information bas boon
furnished through tho offioo of inter
nal rovonuo as to tho vt bato on war
taxo? on chowing and smoking tobacoo,
?miIf and oigars and ia of intorost to all
de alors and manufacturers:
Tho aot of Mnroh.2, 1901, pr?vidos
for. a rubato of taxos ns follows:
On smoking and ohowing tobaooo and
snuff, two and four-ton th cents per
On oigars woighingovorthroo pounds
to tho thousand, sixty* (60) eonls por
On cigars weighing less than throe
pounds to tho thousand, forty-six oonts
This robato will bo duo and payable
to all doctors and mai. afaoturora whoso
olaim, in tho aggrogato, will amount to
at lotwt iou donara, aud uo ol&iul fur
less than ton dollars will bo oonsidorod.
It is nooossary in ordor to mako a
valid claim that tho following informa
lion bo bbflorvod:
At tho boginning of businoss on tho
morning of July 1, 1901, tho doalor or
manufacturer must, in the proeonoo of
two disintoroBtcd witnossos woll known
in tho community as persons of good |
reputo, and who aro not in his employ,
make togothor an invontory of all to
baooo, snuff and oigars which ho may
have in unbroken original factory paok
If a box, bag or caddy, or other paok
ago boara evidonoo of having boon
opened and repacked, the contento
thereof shall not bo inventoried unions
tho witnoBROs aro satisfiod that no to
baooo, snuff or oigars originally po ok cd
therein had boon removed therefrom
and other goods substituted therofor.
Ibo aotual weight of tho oontontB of
any box, bagoroaddy, orothorstampod'
package, should ocrrospond with tho
No addition to tho. Btook shall bo
mado aud no adjournment of tho wit
UOHBCS and claimant shall intotvono
between tho commencement and oom
plotion of invontory.
? Tho sorial nu inborn of stamps affixed
to paokagos will not bo required to bo
given io tho invontory.
Paokages of tobacco, stuff and oigar?
will bo invontoriod aooording to their
sovoral statutory olasajllootiona.
... 'Xh<y %vit.?5c;.y>v ?viho-; anio~Of;: taking
tho invontory should oiioh oount .the
paokagos of tho- several denomina
tiona and koep an aoourato account of
tho samo - on separate shoots of papor.
Tho computations to bo mado'by tho
witnessos of tho total numbor of nuoh
paokagos and" thoir aggrogato not
woight should bo compared and ohookod
with thbsd?alors or manufaoturors' in
vontory,' and if agrooing thorowith
should bo signed by tho witnossos and
tho claimant and delivered to him an a
memorandum of his inventory and
from whioh ho could make a now olaim,
should his original olaim bo lost or mis
l?aoh olaim must bo duly signed and
sworn to by tho claimant in tho pres
once of his witnossos who will, in his
prcsonoo and in tho presonoo of oaoh
other, duly sign, and mako affidavit to
i nch olaim as attesting witnossos.
tho notary administering tho oath
should havo a soal, or coed *a oertifi
oato from tho clevie of tho eourt or seo
rotary of stato that ho is duly ooinrais
sioncd and is qualified to administer
Tho olaim as signed and sworn to
before tho O?BOOE. administering tho
oath shall bo immodiatoly forwarded
by him undor soal to tho oollootor of
internal revenue for tho district of
South Carolina at Columbia, 8. C., if
claimant is rosidont in tho H tate of
Whon tobaooo, snuff or oigars aro
hold by a commission morelma t olaira
for tho rebato may bo mado by suoh
mor olia nt for, and in tho na mo, of tho
Goods in transit on July 1. 1901,
shall not bo invontoriod oithor by oon
bignor or oonsignoo on that dato, but
whon suoh goods aro received by tho
oonsignoo ho may mako a separate olaira
for tho robato on form No. 461 in
tho prosonoo of two witnossos as boforo
Tho olaimant shall oxhibit to tho
"wMnosses oopy of bill of lading and
^original invoioo and those napers must
be Hied with tho olaim mado for suoh
g'o'pds in transit.
(WAH porsons in South Carolina who
.'dx$ot to have s*ufuo?ont st?ok cn hand'
on July 1, 1901, to make a olaim of ton
doll ai,-;, should' at onoo write tho ool
lootor of in tom al rovonuo, Columbia.
S. C., notifying him of tho laot and
asking for blank forms.
Only a uuflioiont numbor of forma
will bo furnished and porsons applying
for thom should bo oaroful not to lono
thom as tho supply may bo oxhaustod.
Tho namo of all porsons to whom
blanks aro mailed will bo rooordod in
tho collootor'n offioo.
Persons writing tho oollootor should
give thoir namos and pojdofhoeB legibly.
ICvory limn nf ao turor and doalor in
tho Stato whoso olaira for robato of
taxoFi will amount to ton dollars, or
moro, will bo furnished upon applica
tion, with a oopy of form 181 boforo
July 1, .1901. , >
lt should bri borno in mind that no
olaim oan bo valid unions tho follow
ing elemento aro prosont:
First-Tho olaim must bo mado on
blank form furnished by tho oollcotor.
Booond-Thoro must bo two disintor
Third-Thoso witnoasos must mcot
tho doalor on July 1, 1901, in tho morn
ing at hii plaoo of businoss, or whoro
his tobaooo is stored, at tho oomraonoo
mont of tho .business day, and must
oom pl oto tho invontory of s to ok without
< Fourth-Tho witnossos must sign tho
olaim boforo a oorapotont offtoor who
shalt attach his seal to tho instrument,
or, if ko bas no seal, a cortifioato from
ibo oloik of OOH rt or soorotary of stato
tb nt ho is duly authorized to admihis-.
Fifth-Tho olaim must bo at least ton
If any doalor wishos further infor
mation upon any point his inquiry ad?
dressed to thoobllootor will bo prompt-'
TBE WEATHER AND OROPS
What Young Crops Aro Doing. The
Tho following is tho woekly b?ll?t?n?
of tho ootdition of tho we&thor and
orops iu this Stato issued last Wook|.
by Di re o tor Biuor, of tho South Carol
lina sootion of tho olioaa'.o and orop
scrvloo of tho Unitod States weather
During tho wook onding Monday,
May 13, tho temperature was lowor/j
than during tho proyious wook, bul
averaged slightly* abovo tho normal.!
Tho maximum for tho weok waB 92 do?
grecs at AUondalo and Biaokviilo on
tho Gth aud 7th, rospootivoly, and tho
minimum was 50 degreos at Groonvill?
on tho lilli.
Beginning on tho 6th and continuing'
to tho oloso of tho wock, thoro wow.
numerous light ehowors ovor tho'on*
tiro Stato, tanging ire m a moro (r?M
to ovor aQ inoh of rainfall, but no*?;
where was thoro onough rain for thc
nooda of crops that in plaooB aro suf|
f3;i?jg fr>r-\vftnt p$ tnoirtturn Th/??
ground is haid aud doddy in piados,,
and iu sections thero is not enough-'
mtistuie to germinate recently planted
Boods. Tho drought is ospooially ob??
vero in Charlton oouuty, whoro truck'
yields have boon matoiially dinting
lshcd. Hui foil at many points, but
only in poitior s cf Bamberg an.1.
Barnwoll oountios to an injurious cx ^
(ont, and thoro in plaocs colton ami
melons woro totally destroyed and will,
havo to bo rjplantod.
Cotton planting and replanting *m
ftuishod, and most of ibo replanting isM
ooming up td good stands. Tho fttfi?K
plantings, whero not replanted, hali
poor stands, bub soino of it oontinuo|)
to como up.- Cut worms injured stanq?
in Marlboto oouuty. Chopping out and
cultivation Ins bogun ovor tho oastorjtf
oountieo. A general improvement in'
tho condition of cotton is noted
Corn has improved in oolor, although)
Blands aro still unsativfaotory. Tnt.1,'
plants aro unseasonably s ny*) I, but re '
ocutly havo begun ro grow. Cultiva
tiou is now general, and about all has
hoon planted, txoopo ou bolto uB whore
tho work is under way. ltd pl AHli p :
continues in places. ">$f?||
Tobacco traubpUnting is praojioaK *
?nishod, and thu youug plants ;a'c< y
growitig nicely. Rioo haB oemo up ly
good stands, and lauds, whore dr>\
enough, aro boiug propnro'd 1er ,jtuv..v
plantings. Molons havo poor ai?\nd^
io oootions whorethoron cv .?-.'..?O'
>---1r.rgoi\TC?'i,nV?i'eViial' lioa?o','' , tiui< lata
plantings aro ooming up bot tor. Cano
ie aim) in an unsatisfactory condition., i
Wheat oontinues to look well atfd is/
fully hoaded, but bats havo dot?r?o?
ratod, havo short straw, and aro nun
foring for rain. . Colorado booties aro
numerous in whito potatoes; in thc]
southoastorn oountios potatoes aro bo- !
ing dug, with poor yicldn.. Sweoi
potato draws aro feearoo. Poaohos ard
dropping in places, but ovor tho Wost
orn oountios tho fruit proBpoots con
tinue promising. All orops aro from'
two to throo wooka lator than usual.
Charleston Dispensaries Closed. ]
It was announocd last night that fol
lowing tho filing of tho opinion of tho
attornoy goncral Friday holding
that Charleston oountv had no logAlly
oonstitutod board of county .commis
sioners, Mossra. Dukes and Evans of
tho Stato board of disponsary direc
tors, who woro in tho oily had met and
instruotod Stato Liquor Commissioner
Crum to order tho oounty board for
Charleston oounty to forthwith oloso
all regular and boer disponsarios in
Charleston and koop thom- olos.od until
further orders. This notion, it scorns,
is mado nooossary booauso tao law ro
quiros tho oounty commissioners to ap
prove tho honda of tho disponsors, aqd,
inasmuoh as Charleston has and has
had no logal boatd of county commis
sioners for soaio timo, tho bonds of
all disponsors aro worthless. This is
tho situation, it appoais, until tho
oourts decido othorwiac, if thoy do so
deoido, or until some sohemo can bo'
dovi?od by which CUarloBton oau so
ouro n logal oounty govornmont. As
things stand now, in tho light of tho
attornoy goncral's opinion, Charleston
haB no oounty govornmont whatovor..
Thoro aro about ton di o po nu ar io s in
tho oity of Charlo!)ton and this is tho
first timo thoy havo boon.cloned nineo
whon Gov. Tillman orbdorod thom
oloscd aftor tho famous, prohibition de
cision of tho supremo court.
The Cheapest Man.
.'Tho ohoapoat man I ovor know?"
said tho pou tm an, according to tho In
dianapolis Sun. His namo was John
Smith, and no waa ohoapor than pin on
bargain day. Ho usod to got letters
from his bro thor in-law and would opnn
tho onvolopo by holding it over a tea
kottlo. Thon ho would tako out tho lot
tor and road it, writo an answer, put tho
nun wer in tho samo old onvolopo and
seal it up again. This.dono, ho would
tako it to tho posted!oe, explain that thc
lottor oouldn't possibly bolog to him,
and ho didn't wont to opon another man's
mail. Of eourso, as lita brothor-in-law's
five day roturo oard was on tho onvol
opo tho post?nico offioials would sond it
back." _" . ' ; . .
A druukon Irishman wasoncolodgod
in tho cell of a Hootch oountry polioo
station, says Sparo Momonts, whon ho
mado a tremendous noiao by kioking
tho coll door with his hoavy hob Uailod
Tho constablo who had oh arg o of tho
polioo station, going to tho ooil door,
oponed it a littlo and said:
"Man, yo mitch pit ag yor bulls, an*
I'll gio thom a bit of a rub, so that yell
bo rospcotablo-llko whon yo oomo up
aforo tho b?ilio tho morn."
Tho prioonor, flattored at tho roquost,'
at onco oomplicd, and Baw his mistake
only when thc constable shut th? door
upon him, saying coolly:
"Yo oan kiok a wa' noo, my man, as
lang as yo Uko."
Ex Mayor Courtenay's View cf
The New Movement
THINKS IT DECEPTIVE.
Ar d That The South Shou'd Ut lt
Severely Alone. Calls tho New
During Ino rooont visit to Charleston
Ex-Mayor W. A Ccuttcnay oxprcBBod
his viowa upon tho prcnont political
situation in this State vory plainly and
with so muoh point that tho publio
ought lo know what they aro. In ro
ply to a st ato mont of a ropresontativo
of Tho Nows and Courier that ho
wanted to talk to him about "oommor
oialiem" and "pap spoon politios," Mr.
As you know, I havo boon entiroly
withdrawn from'-publie m'attors for
many years and havo no dosiro now to
6[\y cr do anything about them. Af tor
so long a silorjoo I doubt if thoro aro
many who caro to know what I think.
But rooont ooourronoos in our party,
tho preservation of whioh I rogard nn
ossoutial to our oivilization, should in
diuio ovoryono, not blind to tho future,
t.o oonsidcr oortain extraordinary hap
ponings and to spoak out plainly.
In my viow tho most doooptivo
Boheme ovor put boforo our popple ia
that whioh wculd abandon our politioal
Srinoiplos and our old aillos in c vory
tato in tho Union' for tho transiont
pl??-that joining tho ltopublican party
.will promoto our matorial interests.
Wo havo a .marvellous oountry-iroa
and ooal in BuperabuodaDoo, grain Holds
04u.nl to fonding our ?cl vos and half tho
.world, cotton orops for olothing our
?SQIVCB and many millions of distant poo
'plesj cattlo in untpld quantities, with
?an intelligent progro.ssivo and hard
wotkiDg people, dovulopiug all theso
?oolosflal natural ndvaotagcB. Tho nd
.yaroo in material resources, in od invi
tion, in wealth accumulation tho pnst
do H min is tho wondor of tho world.
., From tho Unitod States burt au of
btatistijn wo havo this rooont exhibit.
Mr ibis after foedioK, olothing and sup
plying our 75,000,000 of population
With all wo 0'iil'l poesibly waut:
,vAycrago moithly oxpoitatinni for tho
r.i'iio months cndi&g with Much, 19Q1
United StMos., .$124 497 853 00
AgUnd.-..!<.. 117.81G 210 00
?vorago ending with D<*i'??.mbui-, 1900:
Qbrraany... ,.87.551 OOO 00
Franco.... . .. ..50 407 000 00
'British: India. 20,747,000.00
BoIgVuVti ..-;. . ;........ . 83 sW, ?oo.oo
Italy.......... ........20,518 000.00
Now this, potontlal surpluB wealth
exhibit oovorH a poriod whon our China
niarkots havo boen oloacd tous and
Whon tho Philippine Islauds havo takon
lesa than $100,000 of our manufactured
goodp, while coating us ovor $200,000,.
Th OHO figuros aro an ob j cot losson at
tho end of a ddbado in whioh tho gov
onunont of tho country was ?hared by
both political partios, and doiiionstratos
boyond a doubt that tho growth of busi
ness and wealth is from natural and in
dustrial oausos and not from pap-spoon
politios. , ,< .
' In tho midst bf this- abundnnoo, this
Bweop of prosperity, oom es. a proposal
to break up the Domooratio party and
hand ovor our politioal powor to our
politioal onomiop, who havo not... sparod
us in tho past and havo not oven a re
moto idea of sparing us in thu futuro.
Intorwovon with this doooptivo ploa
of pap ?poon politios, a very gonoral im
pression is sought to to bo oroatod that
tho owners of South Carolina ootton
mills aro all in favor of joining tho Re
publican party-another d 0 tunion t
Thoro have boon quito a number o? juill
stockholders' mootings during the past
fow wooka, in nono of whioh, as I am
informod, Nias any word said on this
Bubjoot or any aotion takon. lam in
olincd to boliovo that a thoughtless ut
toranoo or two. rooontly mado, is tho
basis of theso hopos in pap spoon politi
oal oiroles. It would bo very surpris
ing indeed if South Carolina owners of
ootton mills should voluntarily soparato
thomsolvos from thoir friends and neigh
bors to join a hostile politioal party.
Of oourso, mills controlled from a dis
tapoo may insist upon thoir managers
and cmployooB saying "me too," but
that is a different affair altogothor.
Not only do prcsont oonditions warn
us, but tho future is full of sorious
forobodings-to Wop us from politioal
Suioido. Sharply dofinod isiuos aro in
full viow now and will assumo largor
proportions m tho noar futuro. Tho
wealth that has aooumulatod in a fow
ambitious hands is at work oroating
oolossal combinations; already the iron
And steel intorosts havo boon morgod,
tho ohiof railroads from tho Atlrtntio to
the Paoifio aro in prooeas of consolida
tion, marino transportation on both tho
Atlantic and PaoiQo oooans will follow,
and as bas boon announood, "throo
mon ip Now York" or somo othor con
trat point will oontrol prlcos rf iron and
steel produots and ovoryC?ng olso and
tho oost of oarriago ovor inland and
oooan routoB. in thosp vast capitaliza
tions thorb is-30 to 50 por ?ont of what
In financial, parlanoo is called, in its
primitive ?tato, "water." This'is. all
to bo made into solid paying invost
monta by a dual prossuro, squooztng out
ovory possiblo omployoo and equooz
Into tho trust treasuries, through heavy
ooats and tolls of oarriago, every dollar
that tho gonoral publio can bo made to
pay. Tho oontrol of trans-oontinontal
railway transportation and tho uniiloa
tion of steam froigbts and passago on
?ho Atlantio and PaoiQo oooans, all
moved in unison by a singlo boll in
Now York, orcatos, a suspicion that a
canal at tho Isthmus will hardly bo
thought thon nooossary. The South,
whioh must largely depend upon tho
oponing of a oannal thoro for its future,
growth, is, I filippo no, to romain in it fi
past condition Of "howors of wood and
drawora ot wator" for this combination
of hoWiWealth oroators. .. ......
.,To decoy os district 'the v/hito rca-,
plo of South1' Carolina^ Wh?W'Mty
uturo safoty is in union-to ondoavor
to divide or mlfllead^ |ho party, whoso
.V;,'./-.-'!-'V-?^^S^^MBM^I?-.''/'.'>".; ?"? ' ?.'.'?>.<< :'.- '<..'.'':
oommission ho still holds and vdu BO
honora ho has onjoyod-Sonator Mc
Luirto, aftor voting on party quostiono,
against hi? party in Oongross, is said to
bo entrusted with tho Fodoral patronago
in Bouth Carolina to oroato a whito Ro
publioan party in our Stato. (?)
Of oo ur HO, thoro aro always tho
nooo8Bitou8 and unscrupulous who will
tako 0?B00; that's a human rooord and
has boon so sinoo tho world bogan and
issoyot. * But in viow of tho sorious
portonts now in full viow I havo a con?
fidont bolief that, whilo monoy oan buy
minos and nicol plants, railroads and
ooean steamships and whilo it ja un
fortunately truo that powor with monoy
ia an intoxicant, noithor oan or will buy
or doeoivo a freo and solf rospooting
SANK LIKE A ROCK
Tho Laso of Lifo anda Large Patsan
Tho first authontio information oon
oorning the wreok of tho ste amor City
of Paduoih of tho St. Louis and Ton*
ncssoo Uiver Paokot ooropany, whioh
ooourod at Brunhort Landing, III., lato
Sunday night was obtalnod upon tho
arrival of tho stoamcr City of Clifton
at this port carly Wcdnof day. -
Fiftcon pcr?Oij? lost thoir lives, six
whitos and nino blaoks.
Dr. S. W. Boll, of Cubi Landing.
Miss Mablo Gardiner, of St. Louis.
Oharloa Johnson, aged 84, dook
Prank Gardnor, Toxas tondor of PA
Two whito firemen, namos unknown.
Grant Woodp, eolored, boat baker.
Eight odored roustabouts, names
Tho Stoamor Oily of Paduoah stob?
pod at Brunkhorst's Landing at 8.30
o'olook Sunday night and took on a
load of corn. Whoo in tho aot of
baoking away from tho wharf tho boat
swung around and struok tho bank
hoavily vtith tho storn. A snag im
beded in tho bank toro an onormons
bolo in tho hull through whioh the wa
ter rushed with frightful rapidity. Sho
at onoo began to sottlo and at tho
ond of three minutes nothing but her
roof, Toxas dook and pilot houso rc
maiucd about tho surfaoo. Tho otb*
oors aotod with groat ooolness and as
tho boat sotilod, holped tho startled
passoDgorH to tho cabin riof from
whioh tho boats were lowered and oar
Mies Mabel Gardiner of St. Louis
?as asleep in*hor stateroom aod whou
th" shook oamosho probably remtinod
io drubs Mer body w?s found in tho
forward part , of tho oabin. Tho body
of Dr. Bell has not yot been roooverea
and it is supposed ho was drowned
in his stateroom. Tao orow and their
roustabout. holpors being on tho lowor
d?ok in tho midst of the oargo whon:
tho vofi?ol struok, woro pkCod in a po?
Mt??n of "moah :awtui pani.' A*i t)ti>
stoamor oarobnod in sotting tho big
o?rgo, consisting ohicfly of saoka of
oom, flhiftod'and boforo tho mon o mid
oseapo half of thom wore pinnod down
and oithor crushed to doatb or hold
until tho wator roso about them.
: Tho passengers lost all of thoir be
longings, and had to bo auppliod with
olothing by thoso on shoro.
Tho Oily of Paduoah lies in about 30
feet of wator and tho loss will bo total.
Sho was valuod at $15,000.
? THE PENSION 0A8E.
The Supreme Court Decides and
Settles the Matter.
Tho Columbia ?tato of Saturday says
tho South Carolina pensioners will not
this yoar got tho extra $50,000 whioh .
tho logislaturo iiitondod to givo them.
This will bo brui nows for tho old
soldiers' widows, but it cannot, bo holp
od now. Tho oomptrollor oannot pay
out moro than tho $100,000. Pnday
tho supromo oourt filed its deoision in
tho oas s brought to tost tho nutter.
, Tho oourt was unanimous in tho judg
ment. Tho opinion sotting forth tho
reasons will bo lilied later.
Hero is tho do oin ion:
- Iho State of South Carolina in tho
supremo oourt, April torin, 1901.
Tho Stato, ex rolationo J. ' Frost
Walkor as olork of oourt of tho oounty
of Richland, potitionor, vs. J. P. Bar
ham as comptroller gonoral, rospond
ont. Per Ouriam.
On hearing tho petition heroin and
tho rot um tit ore to and af Uv argument
of oounsol. It is ordorod and adjudged
that tho prayoyr of tho potition bo re
fused and tho potitson dismissed.
It is furthor ordorod and adjudged
that tho monoy appropriated in tho
f;onoral appropriation not passed at tho
aot session of tho gonoral assombly-to
wit: Tho sum of $100,000 bo distribu
tod a JO ord ing to tho provisions of tho
aot entitled "An. not to provide for pon
ai ona for cor tai n .?ol diera and sailors,
now residents of South Carolina, who
woro in tho sorvioo of tho State or of
tho Confederate States in tho Into war
hotwoon tho States." Approvocfthc 19th
day of Fobruary A. D. 1900 as amended
by an aot entitled "an aot to nmondflec
tion I. of an aot entitled 'ah aot to pr?
vido for pensions for oortain soldiors
and Rallord now residents of South
Carolina, who woro in tho sorvioo of tho
Stato or of tho Oonfodorato Statos in
tho lato war hotwoon the Stator,1 appro
ved 19th February, 1900. by inoroasing
tho amount of appropriation and furthor
proscribing tho distribution of flame,"
approvod 19th day of Fobruary A. I).
1901. Tho roABons for thc forgoing
judgment will bo givon in an opinion
hereafter to bo filtd. \
Chiof .) undoo.
Y. J. Popo, Asflooiato Justioo.
.t?ugono B. Gary? Assooiato Justioo.
Ira B. Jones, Assooiato Justioo.
Two congressional fortunos, made
sinoo tho Maroh adjournment and out
side of Wallstroot. aro reponed. Rep
resentative Ham Cooper, of. Texan, is
said to havo earned a lot of monoy out
of tho Boaumont oil wells, although
not in all probability a million dollar?,
as bas boon stated, and Reproaottia
tivo Latiroor, of South. Carolina as
pirant for tho United States sonate,
wears, a.^aUsfled look oyor tpurohasofi
j oivf.tbofe in cop?c* mines i nV Honor?.
Mox loo,'which advanced oufiloiontly to
mako him to tho good over $100,000,
Both gontlomon aro Democrats,
A NEW YORK SBNS?TIOJSf/
A Catholic Priest Supposed to Have
, Been Murdered.
Tho body of a man foiiud late Thurs
day night la a liouso in Ninth avonuo,
Now York. h?B boon , identified as
that of Fathor Edward 8. Phillips of
St. Gabriel's, Catholic, ohuroh, Hu/, ?
ton. Pa. J who'rooontly had a oonforonoo
with J. Piorpont Morgan in reforonoo
to tho tbvoatoned striko in tho iron and
ocal regions of Pennsylvania. Kirk
Stanley, a mawingo operator in whoso
rooms tno body waa found, ia undor
arroet aa a BUBD?OIOUB person. Deooiu*
oeition had advanood so far whoo tho
ody waa diaoovorcd that a ouraory ex
amination waa not tufHoiont to reveal,
tho ovuao of death, <f
Stanley wai arrested at midnight,'
Tho i'vi non or KOO mod to bo (tailoring
from tho tffcota of drink or drags, His
manner was tbat of a man who waa
badly d?z d. Ho said his noni o waa
Kirk Stanley, aod that ho had como to
that oiby about a y o ar and a half ago.
Ho (-.aid they called him doctor 'but ho
bad no diploma. Ho waa a moflsago
oporator and intonded to opon an oft!co
Coroner H JU ?oh v?ci tod Stanley in hjs
ooll and thoro, after muoh persuasion,
tho prisoner told tbo following remark
aldo story to tho oornonoi :
"lt ia truo I know tho priost and
thia is tho way I booma o acquainted
with him. I loft my homo about mid
night May 8 and?, walk od over to tho
ooronor of Ninth avonuo and Fiftieth
ot root. Thoro I saw standing on tho
oorntr tho priost, talking with two
girls. Ho was somowhat intoxicated
and so waa I, for I had boon drinking
in my rooina, Tho priest WAS in good
humor and so woro tho girls: They all
aoooptod tho invitation, and in a fow
minutos wo woro aoatod in iny sitting
room dring whiskey.
"Tho girls remained with ua about
two or thioo hours and thou loft, say
ing that thoy had to - go homo. Af tor
thty loft both the priost and_ I wore
takon ill. I don't know whether tho
gigi? had put anything in our drinks
or not, but wo woro hauEoatod; Tho
priest took a small bottle of modioino
from bis vest pookot and swallowed a
little and thon told mo to do tho samo.
I did so, and in a little wbilo wo both
"It waa thon tho priest told mo ho
was a Roman Catholio clergyman from
Pennsylvania and offered to financially
back mo in my ouro. Ho did not toll
mo, hiB Miine.
"AH d<swn WAS breaking I told tho
prio t I thought I wou?d take a littlo
walk, as tho air ,would do mo good.
?nd 1 Hhked him to accompany mo, but
ho said bo would rath?r rodt whero' ho
was. I wont out and roturnod, I should
say. two hourn later. "
j "When 1 gob baok tho priest waa
geno. That waB tho last time I cVor
paw bim. Tho dead mani in tho* room
, which Capt;. Donohue showed roo was
ho). .tU?; prie/'t'J.k'xmWv-'-\Thn\do.ad/-.m'?;p
l??kod likoa Noero." \ :'-.)..
Stanloy could not desoribo tho two
girls, nor would ho admit having had
? woman thoro whom ho called his
Dr.' A. 8. Dougherty of Ashloy, Pa.,
nophow of tho priost, said;
"It may bo that Father Phillips waa
lured to Stanloy's plaoo for tho pur
i poao of robbery and that ho died thoro
that night. I don't bolioyo that tho
murder theory ia tenable. ; I have
known Father Phillips for 25 yoars and
thia is tho sooond time I havo known of
his r.oing out on a spree.
''Shortly bofore ho loft Hazloton for
Now York my mother visited him and
sho told mo af tor hov visit that sho did
not Hod him to bo the same man that
ho waa formerly, that sho fearod his
noivous Kystom waa giving way and
that ho waa deoidedlyunstrung."
: A dispatoh from Beudfort saya a
deoidod sonaation was created hero
Wednoaday night when thirty odd
maekod oitizona silently proooodod with
military'prooiaion to a house in ward. 0,
v/horo ono William BurHngham and
-Soaitb, two whito mon, who have
for Hovoral yoars held responsible and
luorativo positions at tho Port Royal
naval station, have livod wi\h two
negro w?mon in tho open deiUnoo of
publia opini?n. Tho plaoo was raided
by the polioo ono night last woek and
both mon, with thou- foin ?lo .oom
paniona, wero on that oooaaion routod
out at midnight and on tho following
morning tho mayor * of tho town dla
oovorod an ominous lotter in his yard
which waa of a scandalous maturo and
while ho oould hot, with any dogreo of
certainty^ do toot tho author of tho in?
famoua production, oirouDiJtantia! ovi
donoo was strong against : both mon,
woro at onoo notified to quit tho town
by a oortain day. This they rofusod to
do until Tuesday, whon Smith" booamo
ni armed and loft. IhudL.gham, how
ovor, ?amo up aa usual on tho naval
station boat at 5' p. m... Tuesday and
presumably left town iimtnodiatoly
after wards as the houso Was unooouplod
whon tho masked oitizons offootod an
entra.loo at about .1) o'clock by breaking
in a tho door. Moth mon hayo families
in tho north and Burlingham had two
daughtors hore for somo months and
both woro forced to return north in
oonaoquonoo of thoir fa thor s's ohamo
Tho Snakes of India. $
Tho snakos and wild boasts of India
kill thousands of human' beings and
oattlo o very year, but in 1899 tho num
bor of deaths Waa largoi" than uBual.
duo, perhaps, to tho floods ofthat
yoar, whioh drovo tho shakes-to the
higher lands, where tho homesteads
aro. Tho ofhoial reports show that
24,621 pc opio diod of on a ko-bite, and
2,960 from attaoksby wild bcaats. Dur
ing the samo yoar u'pwa.rd of 98,000
cattle woro killod, 89,2b8 by wild
.beasts aad tho rest by snakes.-Phi
Killed on a Trestle.
Aoeording to Wm. Butko, an Alex
andria/-Ya,, boy, who olaima to. haye
been an eye witnoss and a oousin, of tho
parties, Walter Swink and'slslor, wiiilo
oroasing a high railroad trostlo at
Powwoll's orook, 80 milos* south of
Washington Woah?eday night, en routo
to; Petersburg, were struck and killod by
locomotivo. " Blood was found on tho
engino, but'no traoaof tho bodies bas
boon found by tho authorities.
A TORCH DID IT,
A Woikman'* Disobedicn
Ord? rt Cause?
THE D.EATH OF EUEVEN MEN.
Three. Who WM Uve, Ar* Se
verely Bumed. Worst Ex
plosion In Fairmont
Six minora lost their liyo9v five woro
fatally injurod and threo seriously burn
ed in an explosion at tho shaft of , tho
George's Orook coal and iron company
at Farmington, W. Va., on tho main lino
of tho Baltimor? and Ohio road Thurs
day morning. Tho deads
Maynard Boatty, of Maunington.
.foo Ni ?bols of Lon nooning, Md.
J. H.'Everson of Evoraon, W? Va.,
Dan Alforrol of Farmington
Joo Dominick, Italian.
Tony Philippi, Italian.
Oh arie H ton Cn rp on tor, fatally.
Oar th Hunter, fatally;
ll rurel Everson, fatally.
Jos Bianoy, fatally.
Jofferaon Fast, badly burnod.
Thomas Bainbridge, burnod and
*> Italian, burnod and bruised'.
Tho Goorgo's Crook company bas
hpadquartora in tho Equitable building,
Baltimoro, and oxtonsivo miuing in- *
toxosta ia Maryland. This is the first
mino tho company has opouod in this
Stato and fully $1,000,000 has hoon in
vested and the mino is one tho beat
oquippod in the Fairmont coal rogion.
Col. II. L Homin or vi Ho, an oxpripnocd
and cnpablo mino aupointondont, bas
ohargo of tho works. Tho mino was
only rocontly put into oporation arid'
about 125 mon woro omployod, only ?10
of this number undor ground, Owing"
to a shortnfjo in tho ear supply tho men
have only boon making about half timo
for sovoral days, but yostorday quito
a humber of oara wor? loft nt tho mino
and tho management dooided to break
all rooords with Thursday's output, ?0,
blight and early this morning tho
minors who roeido in oosy [cottages on
tho hilltop abov? tho mipo mad? fcboir
way to tho main opening and tho oar
carried ihem 253 iyoi iuiu ibo earth'.
Fifteen of th eui worp. nssignoi to a
portion of tho minos that baa boon
foorkod for soino timo .and tho r^main
.el?rwero put to wer 1? oh/ boadinga quito
a distatioo away. Ono of tho men in
tho rooms; it is ollegod, hon mivugglo'd
a tor?h into tho minos as it givoa BO
Suoh better light than tho safety
mps ,, proscribed ; by; the . ?ompfthy.
Thoro iii sn iniro?iuo fan whiob fi??ds /
?G.'fl?lO. fv<i? of. frosh air into tli^?ait?'oa.at
every revolution andras', tho .shnffcv'Was
oonaidorod ono cf ^bo ' aafosfc in -,tho.,
region tho minor didVnot hoed tho; frp
quont warning ox.'V foilbw oraplpy o
who warned him of ''ao rink ho was
taking. At 0:15 tho rt. ?nor fired a shot"
and tho smojeo whiob i /as very don so
oaught fifo from tho toroh and aproad
l-jtb;either tho gas or dual and tbp ex
plosion resaltod. Fortunately tho
mino did not oatob fire to auyoxtont. v.
Tho exploB?on vontod Hsolf through
tho air shaft and almost doinolishod tho
building ott tho surfaoo :n whiob tho .
fan Was loo ?tod. Tho mon -ni tho bond
ings did not know thoro had boen an ox
plosion uutil notified. Tho air was soon V
turned in and in a abort time tho head
ings woro olear od of foul gasses a^d tho
work of rosouing tho unfortunat eom
monood. It was 5 o'clock before tho
work was oonoludcdi This ia tho most
serious oxplosion that ovorooourrod in
tho Fairmont oonl rogion.
. Burned in aStoamoi*. v c.,;.
Four mon were killed .during Wed
nesday night in a fire which dostroyod
the steamer O ?vonoboro, iv towboat, tied
up at dook at Calhoun, Ky. Tho dead:
Firoraan Orohehaw, of Evansville.
Fireman Brinkman, of Evansville.
Two roustabouts, names unknown,
A fire * broko put aboard' tho boat
shortly bofero midnight and in a short
timo it burnod to tho .wator's odgo.
Capt. Eastmanvand Enginoor Robin
son barely had tima to oscapo. The ?
others woro supposed to have boon
asloepin tho holland -woro bvoroome
by smoko. Leas on boat $6,000.
Poisoned tli? Priest'? Liquor. <
Tho Jury in tho oaso of Jaoob Wypuo
ohargod with tho murdor of ito v.
Father Ohas. P. Riegol, af tor being out
.all night Thursday brought in ? vordiot
of murdor in tho sooonddogreo. Fathov ,'
Kiogcl, who had ohargo of tho Roman ;
Oatholio phuroh at Oholtnoham, Pa,,
was found (load on a doorstop in tho
"Tondorloin" . .diatrlot on January 0. >
Bjath was du?to knookout drops and v
Wy uno f\nd oight others who had boon
drinking with tho priest woro indicted.
It was testified that Wyo?o bought tho
poison and plaood it in Fath?r ItiogoVs
glass pf boor.
China's Empty Treasure ry t
s Tho answer-of China to tho slate
mont Of tho' ministers of tliti-'f Proton.,
powers as to tho losada sustained! by
nations and individuals in China, bas
boon received, Tho Snswor oommonoos'
with an appoal to morey, saying'that,
tho oountry is impoverished. The ?r^ .
Bffor explains that tho utmost Ohino>
oan el?or is 15,000,000 talos annually
for tho next" .f10. y ears. ' - ,\\
Poisoned HIS Stop-fri?n,
Iii?ey Lowo, of Huntsville, Ala.,
ohargod : with poisoning hi? ?ton-sou
Louis Mullins, was Thursday found
guilty of murdor in tho first dt?gwo. A
doath soatonoe will bo proKounpod,
I Lowo, who is 35 years old,is alleged to
' have poisonod hi? 9-ypar-old step-?on
Spptomhor 9 with stryohnitto, to got
rid pf Mm.;
l?o Was Dosporato.
I Frank Miller, safo blower ahd ni^r*
dover, undor sentpnop at Birmingham,
IAlaotp bang' ? Juno 28, saturated tho
.beddingv lo hifl.ooll in the county jail
Thurday, mornjlng with oil and fired/i7.
A lino of boso was run to tho ' coll arid
tho nra .W?fl- extinguished ber?xo any
diyt?fto was dono/ Miller oxp?otod,