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" Do thou Groat Liberty Inspire our Souls and make our lives in thy possession happy, or our Deaths Glorious in thy Just Defence."
I1 111 -1
THE GOAL STIUKE
Is Settled by Both Sides Making
THE STATEMENT GIVEN OUT
CrmtinlBBioii to Muquir? Into and l*oHt
tl pon AU Ouest IOIIH nt Istmo
l?otweon th? Operators
A dispatch from Washington says
tile great anthracite coal strike h
settled at last. A commission .of sh
persons, with a seventh, Mr. Carroll
1). Wright, as recorder, will adjust
dill'ercnccs between operators anti
miners. President Mitchell of thc
miners will take thc necessary metis
: tires to call thc strike Off. The presi
dent will urge immediate resumption
of mining and operations are expected
to begin this week. Organized labor
has a representative on tho commis
sion In the person of JO. JO. Clark,
grand chief of the Order of Hallway
Conductors, named as a sociologist.
Tho president added lllshop Spalding
of Illinois to the list of live members
suggested by the operators. As nam
ed tlic commission is perfectly satis1
factory to both miners and operators.
Assent of the miners was given
through President Mitchell and Mr.
Sargent, commissioner of immigra
tion and of thc operators through
Messrs. Robert Bacon and George W.
Perkins of tho banking linn of J. Pier
pont Morgan ? Co. The lina! out
come followed a series..of conferences,
beginning with two during thc day
with Mr. Mitchell and two during
tlic night with Messrs. Bacon and
Perkins. Evclis moved quickly at the
last, the president being determined
on a speedy settlement. Tho com
mission will assemble in a few days
and choose a chairman, probably Cen.
Wilson, lt th?n will arrange for
sessions and testimony, The follow
ing otllolal announcement of thc close
of^the.strikc was Issued at the White
After a eol?forcneo with Mr.
Mitchell and some further conference
with representatives of tho coal opera
tors, tlie president has appointed thc
members of the commission to inquire
into, consider and pass upon all ques
tions at issue between tho operator*
and miners in thc anthracite coal
Brig. Gen. John M. Wilson, U. S.
A., retired (late chief of engineers U.
S. A.), Washington, 1). G., as an of
deer of tlni.engijH'cr. .corps ul*, citboi
' '" vr?'fo*o''-Tffl'lltS'ry*lir. naval service ot Ww
M. 10. W. Parker, Washington IX
C.-as an export mining engineer. Mr.
Parker is chief statistician of tho coal
division of thc United States geologi
cal survey and thc editor of thc En
gineering and Mining Journal of New
Hon. Ceorge Gray, Wilmington,
X, l*?>f*2&J\ jot'ge of a United States
Mr. JO. I0.s01ark, Cedar Rapids, la.,
grand chief of thc Order of Railway
. Conductors--as a sociologist, the pres
ident assuming that for thc purposes
of such a commission the therm
sociologist means a man who bas
thought and studied deeply on social
questions and has practically applied
Mr. Thomas ll. Watkins, Scranton,
Pli,, as a man practically acquainted
with the mining and selling of coal.
Bishop John L. Spalding of Peoria,
' lil. Thc president has added Bisher.
Spalding's name to tlic commission.
Hon. Carroll I). Wright has been ap
pointed recorder of the commission.
Forty Horses Burned.
Forty horses were burned to death,
and three men had narrow escape.'
from a like fate in a lire that started
early Thursday in the live-story
structure at ?WO Wost loth street
New York occupied by tho G.an/.voort
Livery and Bo^hig'stables. Th
J?iHdi/;;jv Was practically destroyed
*'r together with ashed used for stormi
vcehlCles. Nearby tenements wer
emptied by a squad of police. Th
lire started ina truck load of f ti rill
turo in the Hist Moor. John I ly lani
and James Kelly, stablemen, were ii
the basement whore they had rooms
Over the window of tho room in whicl
they were was a stout wire netting
The policemen pulled this away am
drew thc men out. I leyland was un
conscious and burned slightly. Koli;
had struggled In such a strenuou
maimer with thc grating trying ti
force it up so that be and plseomrad
could get out that his hands wer
torn and bleeding, his arms and wrist
' lacerated and in many places then
were gaping wounds on his hands ant
tfftfc Js. After tho Hie was out on
Workmen found John Spencer
, in a Small shed in thc /ea
"Murder Will Ont. '
rank J, Field, a contractor, wa
arrested Thursday at Newcastle, Pa.
charged with tho murder of Cit;
Treasurer-lohn Blevins who was fount
dead in his ellice oho night in Jami
ary 1800. Tho murder was a mysfcr,
and remained unsolved up to thl
time. After Blovln's death a short
age of about $<lf>,OOO was found in hi
accounts. Tlic warrant upon whicl
Field was arrested charges that Flcli
and his brother, Judson, conspire?
with several persons to rob and mm
dor Blevins. Judson Field died four
teen months ago in Kansas and on hi
death bcd, lt ls alleged, made a confes
sion implicating his brother.
"Mnko No Outcry."
Gaining admission, as a caller, t
the apartments Of Mrs. Amy G. Wat
kins, New . York Wednesday, a mai
who gaye rds name as Henry Dawson
lmudcd her a statement which begin
? \yltt?;thesoy; words: "Mako no outcry
i Phavo ft. bag of dynamite which I wll
drop if you don't glvo mo,your dla
''m?nds,," Mrs. Watkins did mako ai
Cutoff and,parson rushed from tlx
house, taking his bag and 'drawing i
revolver as ho went.' Ho was mot a
the door by a policeman who arrcstet
him and found that tho bag wa
mpty. Dawson was hold for trial.
WHY THEY GAME TO TE11MS.
Coal Operntoi'H Forced to Abiuulon
Position Talton l\v Uiior.
While in New York Monday G. F.
Raer, chief of tile coal operators was
"Do you consider that tho proposi
tion submitted to tho president hi
the nature of a recession from tho
stand taken by thc operators?" he was
"1 happen to have drawn thc prop
osition myself," Mr. liner said, "or
at least 1 bad a considerable part in
preparing lt, and J may state that lt
embodies my opinions and my views.
Further than that 1 cannot say any
President Oliphant of tho Delaware
and Hudson was asked if tho public
would not look upon tho proposition
of tlio operators as a concession to thc
"lt is not a concession to thc mi
ners," he replied. "It isa concession
to humanity. It is amove taken to
relieve tho distress prevalent through
out Hie country."
Pr?sident Fowler, on being asked
what inlluonces If any Induced tho
operators to submit tho dilVoroncos
with their mon to arbitration, replied:
"lt was chlolly due to the pressure
olT public opinion, or, rather, you
might say, public necessity. Wo
recognized that tho public would suf
fer from scarcity of coal if something
was not done soon, and wo concluded
that It would bo honorable to over
look in a measure tho rights of tho
interests that wc represent in order
that a way out of a serious predica
ment might bo found. Many of the
schools wore getting ready to shut
down, and still greater hardships
might bo suffered."
Ono of tho mon prominent in coal
circles said :
"Tho arbitration proposition now
before President Roosevelt was formu
lated by tho men whoso names and in
terests arc appended thereto, lt is
only fair to say that Mr. Morgan took
an active part iii tho proceedings and
his suggestions wore most valuable.
1 'Tho operators' realized that mat
ters had to give way. As men of
common sense they know that they
could not freeze tho American public.
Mr. Morgan was frank to say that
something had to be done at once or
tho hard coal interests would suffer
serious harm. Tho force of his argu
ment was generally recognized.
"Wo believe wo have boen moro
than fair in our position. (Jutil we
know how it luis been received wo can
say nothing moro."_
A Pour Days Hattie. .
Tile battle near La Victoria,* Yencv
zuola. between tho army Commanded'
by President Castro and thc revolu
tionary forces, willoh bogan Monday
morning and resulted in tho retire
men of President Castro to La Vie
loria Tuesday afternoon, was resinned
again licrccly at ? o'clock Wednesday
morning. At that time tho president
had received roonforccmonts and had
over (1,000 mon engaged against 7,000
revolutionists. Thc artillery played
i a part never before seen in Venezuela.
Shortly before .') o'clock Wednesday
afternoon tho revolutionists appeared
to have gained a slight advantage
Tho president's artillery, Which mun
* bored 16 guns, had boon reduced to
four guns. La Victoria was crowded
; with wounded, and there wore no pro
visons in thc town. Thc British cru
iser Indefatigable has left La (?uayra
for Tucacas, with provisions for thc
foreign residents herc, some of whom,
I aro said to bc dying of hunger as a
result of tho concentration measures
adopted by tho Venezuelan aulhorl
\ ties. Thc Indefatigable, to accom
plish her mission, will lia ve to run tho
. blockade of Tucacas.
Flection Day Duty.
Some people have an idea that af
ter they have put themselves to thc
, trouble of travelling, perhaps, several
i miles to deposit their v^jtos al a prfin
I ary election, that ^'neir duty to their
. party is llnlshc/Ji, but such is not thc
> case by any ly.eans. Fach party man
' Wves'.t to/fihnself to be at tlio polls on
e November i., when tho general eloc
. lion is hold, and work as diligently
s, for tho nominees of the party as they
e did when tho primary election was
e tho absorbing topic. Those who were
- defoe ted In tho party primary should
1 heall thc moro pressing when the 1th
n comes, because they pledged them
. solves to support the nominees of tho
i party, and wo fake if that "support"
. docs not morely mean "vote," but it
1 moans "work." With us, tho party is
li rsl. It may make mistakes, and
y doubtless does, but that ls neither
s herc or there. An unbroken, resoluto,
) determined front, and continuous
o work, ls what ls needed to bring vlc
e tory and triumph to tho party of the
s common peoplo
j? .- . .
Two N Oft roes Ar ros tod.
Q Thursday morning Sheri lt Scranton
ot Henderson county? N. c., armed
,'. with r?quisition papers, carried to
Henderson ville from Spartanburir,
Dock .Iones and Charles Foster, both
colored. These negroes, while work
s lng In a hotel, stole a ladies valuable
gold watch and chain. They returned
J to this city after thc resort (dosed for
!| tho season, Spar ta ti burg being their
home. Deputy Sherill* White worked
" up thc case on tho pair, and secured
? several diamonds and an emerald,
wlilch adorned ono of tho cases of the
"s stolen watch.
1 % Pixing tlio Ulallie..
J Tlio Unding in tho inquest following
? tho accident in which President
" Roosevelt's body guard, Wm. Craig,
* was killed at Pittsburg Mass., last
H September, Hied says that "tlio un
" lawful acts of James T. Kelly, com
ductor and Kuclld Madden, motor
man," of thc electric car which ran
Into tho president's carriage, "con
0 tributed" to thc death of Mr. Craig.
" Tho Unding was by special Justice
1 Ohas. L Hibbard. .
ll ~~TliO Coill HM Iko.
. Strike declared.May 12, 1002
1 Duration of strike ...... > IM days
- Mon thrown out of work. IO2?.0OP
i Loss In Miners' wages.. . * 'l|,350,0d(j
0 Loss of operators. <I5;750,000
>, Loss to railways _..." 85,000,000
t Loss .to-merchants.. .... 3(1,000,000
1 Other public,losses.....?. 21,1)00,00*0
' Total llnanclal loss'/..:.$?i)3j?OO,?00
The Omcors of tho Climax Bottling
BY ITS FORMER PRESIDENT.
Tho Murderer Thoo Kills lliiusoli'.
(Jailed I-ropurcd to l*uy I'P
a Shortage, Hut Unod
An awful tragedy was enacted hi
the heart nf the city ul' New York on
last Friday. Using a new automatic
magazine pistol, Wm. G. Turner, for
mer president and treasurer of tho
Oil max Holding oompany, shot and
killed W. .J. Mallard, secretary and
treasurer of tho company and Robert
Hamilton, its president, and then
killed himself with tho same weapon.
A second revolver, loaded in every
chamber, was found In Tu ino t's
pocket, and ii. is believed bo planne;!
lo take moro lives than ho did. Tia;
shooting was caused by a quarrel be
tween the three mon over an alleged
shortage in Turner's accounts, for
which lie was threatened with crimi
nal prosecution. Tho tragedy oee?ri?d
In the ohlcos of the law linn ol'(Junior,
Adams & McIntyre I ti.the heart of the
Wall street district during tho busy
noon hour. Turnor, who wits ?i? years
of ago ?ind lived at Mount Vernon, X.
Y., was a cousin of Gov. Odell of Now
All of the principals in tho t ragedy
wore man led. Mallan! was .'1(5 years
old, a native of Atlanta, Ga., where
he was well known in business and
social circles. Ho was president of
the Young Men's 1 m moe. ra Ile League
there. Ile had been in New York
about four years and lived with Iiis
wife and two children in an up-town
Hat. Mr. Hamilton lived in Pitts
burg, vyhoi'o he was president of the
J. T. & A. Hamilton glass factories.
Ho was ..bout (10years old. He arriv
ed in "New York Tburday in response
to a telegram from Turner received at
Pittsburg, which said:
"Meet mc in Now York Friday and
I will settle willi you."
Thc three men mot in thc law of
llces by appointment* to allow Turner
to make a partial settlement and lie
was asked for a certified check. "I
have lt," he said, and then bc closed,
tho dotti' of the room. Au Instant
lalor bo drew a revolver and began
firing. Mallard foll shot through thc
heart and Hamlilton lived only a. few
1 moments. A number of other persons
who were In thc room, clerks and
members of thc linn, lied in a panic.
After killing Hamilton and Mallard,
Turner shot himself in tho bead. Some
moments lalor, hearing no moir? shots,
tho poisons who lied ventured back
Into the room and found tho three
Turner retired as president of thc
Climax Mottling company last April
when he was bought out by Hamilton.
After tho sale it was discovered, in
examining thc books of thc concern
that there was a .shortage of $f>, 100 in
Turner's accounts. Thc Climax com
pany engaged John P. McIntyre, form
er assistant district attorney, and M.
Goodman, both of thc linn In whoso
ofllees tho shooting occurred, to elfect
a settlement with Turner and be en
gaged Edgar Leventritt to represent
lils interests. Some dilllculty-oi"'d
been mot with in negotiations whiCiJ
followed between tho lawyers, but it
was llnally agreed to accept $2,700
and give Turnor a release in full.
Thursday night it was agreed that
thc settlement would take place In
the oillecs of Cantor, Adams & Mc
Intyre Friday at ll o'clock.
Hcfore he left t he conference Thurs
day night Turner anxiously asked that
Mr. McIntyre bc present at Friday's
fT?fitiug, and Mr. McIntyre has said
since lift-'iJ.iootig lie did not like Tur
ner's niannr viJ.\ui'.sday, as tho ]att,er,
seemed, In lils opinion] VoVf?'u? him
self recklessly and willi tho demeanor
of a man who might do almost any
desperate act. At thc appointed hour
Friday Turnor, with bis lawyer, enter
ed fbolawolllce. Mr. Goodman usher
ed Turnor and lils lawyer into thc
private office of Mr. Adams. Lovell?
tritt, it iff said, told Turnor to romain
outside. Turnor refused, saying that
ho wanted to close thc matter at once.
Turner immediately after entering
.asked for Mr. McIntyre and showed
anger when told ho would not bo at
Negotiations for a settlement began
at once, Messrs. Hamilton, Mallard
and Goodman and Adams hoing pres
ent beside Turner and Iiis attorney.
Tho conference at lirst was in thc
linn's general chico, but later Mallard
asked to seo Mr. Adams and Mr
Hamilton In Adam's private cilice,
Turner having refused certain propo
sitions. Willie thc conference, in thc
private ellice was going on Tn mei
walked lu. 'li? lawyer asked bim foi
his check lo bo used in the sell lomon I
and Turner said; "Yes, I'll lol you
Then Turner (dosed thc door of thc
ellice. He was facing Mr. Mallard,
who had asked him for tho corf I Hot)
check. In an instant after he had
shut the door bc drew a revolver and
pointing lt at Mallard said: "I'll kill
you, you tl-." Then ho llred two
shots at Mallard. Instantly there was
a wild scramble on thc part of the
others In the room. All except Ham
ilton dashed for tho door, hut Hamil
ton when Turner Hied, sprang at him
to grapple. Turnor wus too ( vick foi
him, however, and dropping. \n wea
pon to a lovel with lils victim -. breast
llrcd. There is no witnesses to what
followed. Mr. Leventritt, at tho Hist
appearance of the revolver, rushed out
of tho room, leaving his-hat behind.
Goodman followed Levontrltt and
Adams Jumped to his feet as soon as
Mallard was sh?t, brushed past Tur
i nor and got out of thc ellice. As they
i loft the room moro shots were heil rd,
followed by two heavy falls.' There
, was consternation in tim ofllee. Clerks,
? hoys hud sevornl women cmployes'worc
for $ few ipi mi tes too frightened to dc
>.'-.'\Vhcji persons connected with thc
law oillccs ventured hack into the
room, they fouiuLthb threo, bodies .lyJ
lng close together. On Turner's body;
was found an unsigned telegram read
ing: "Tclcphono message rceoivod."
Will accept $2,700 either from Hamil
ton or Mallard." On Turner's eorpso
tho coronor also found a certified
check for $2,700. Tho latter is re
garded as throwing a peculiar light
on Hie case, fur lt ls thought to indi
cate that Turnor went to the oftlco
with the probable intention of paying
tlio sum of money which was to have
settled thc difilculty. If he did in
tend to pay, it ls argued, ho changed
ids mind suddenly and dcelded to kill.
NEGItO WHIP WILDCAT.
A l'ail hl'ul ?oft Helpa II I? M UH tor to
Win tho Fifth (.
Iii Dead river swamp, Ga., Wednes-.
day aiiernoon George Tarpley, a ne
gro man of gigantic stature and
strength, encountered a tremendous
wild cat ferocious from hunger. The
two engaged in a battle which lasted
for a quarter of an hour. T.hc man
nearly lost his lifo before lie came"
Out of tho fight victorious, and had
not his faithful dog joined him carly
in tlio encounter thc result might
have been ri Hie rent.
Tarpley bad boen hunting. Ile
heard a great commotion deep in the
swamp and au investigation of the
noise brought him upon tho wild cat,
which was chasing tut keys. The;
man's interference enraged tho ani
mal, and it sprang ?poll him before he
realized Ins danger.
Tarpley toro too clawing beast from
his shoulder and throw lt from him,
This partly stunned thc cat and be
fore it could recover Tarpley shot lt
In the breast. Ho thought he had
killed lt and turned away, but no
sooner was . bis back turned than he
felt it alight again on his shoulder
and Hs shaim claws ripped lils neck
like blades ol' steel. Ho fell to tho
Then his dog broke in on thc battle.
Tho dog got thc cat by tho throat and
dragged it from tho. negro. Tarpley
staggered to lils foot and tried (Lo got
another shot, but, fearing lest he hit
tlio dog, could ,oiily stand by and
watch tlio two gamo animals as'they
battled for Ufo. Over and over they
rolled, howling, bitting and clawing.
First tho dog, then thc cat had the
advantage. Blood spattered against
tho tree trunks as they fought. It
was a desperate struggle between thc
wild dcnl/.en of tho swamp and the
faithful dog protecting his master.
Finally Tarpley managed to club
the cat with the butt end of his gun.
He thought to break Its back, but the
blow failed of this end and the, cat
turned again on tho manv As it came
up in ?i*s Spring li? caught it by ? teg
and Hung lt against a troo. Tho dog
was upon lt, as lt foll to thc ground
stunned and thc light soon ended. In
tho throat tho savage tcctli of the
dog gripped tho cat and Its pugnacious
spirit was literally ground out of tlio
torn and bleeding body. Tho cat was.
weighed in town and tipped the scales
at sixteen pounds.
Wants to Conic Herc.
The Secretary of State has received
a letter from Henry Spang, of St.
Louis, Mo., wlVb is connected with a
largo wholesale dry goods house, look
ing to thc establishment of a hosiery
mill in South Carolina. For the Infor
mation of tho dlficront towns of the
State, who would Uko to have such ti
mill, tho letter ls herewith publish d.
lt reads as follows:
Dear Sir: Tlio writer is seeking a
location for a hosiery mill, which will
employ about oho hundred hands at
' the si/a rt, and possibly employ 200 to
.'100 in thc Course of a few years. Tho
labor wanted must be white anti cheap
in order to compete successfully with
eastern manufacturers. A town of
1,600 ? ttl 2,000 inhabitants, with a
good coal supply and good shipping
facilities to St. Louis, is desired.
Tho writer lias been informed that a
good many Southern towns aro ol?e?^
lng certain concessions toJrim,j.c' ?nan.
Lol 'W.'.'?h'e'any mich concessions would
be quite an Inducement to me. Would
also prefer to get as close to tho cot
ton yarn spinning district as possible,
and would prefer to locate in a town
where" there ls no hosiery mill at pre
sent. Any Information with which
i you can supply the writer will bo very
much appreciated, and would mention
that 1 can furnish the very highest
, class of references. 1 desire to take
this matter up shortly, and would
thank you lo give same your earliest
Dead Hortins in Street.
A special from Indianapolis, Ind.,
on Monday says that four dead bodies
wore found tied in sacks in Georgia
street and In thc rear of thc Central
College ol' Physicians and Surgeons
i that morning. Tho bodies were idon
! tilled as those of Mrs. Johanna Stil/.,
said to have beep stolon from tho Eb
enezer cemetery; Miss Glendore Gates,
alleged lo lui vc boen stolon from An
; dcrson cemetery; Wallace Johnson,
? taken from Ebenezer cemetery, and
Mrs. Catherine Doehring, from tho
German Catholic comotery.. It ls sup
posed at least ono hundred graves
have been despoiled within tlio last
throe months. Judge Alford, in his
Instructions to members of the grand
jury, told them to go to thc bottonVof
tho outrago and punish every man for
his part In lt, regardless of his promi
i Whip Wrecked.
' Thc wooden steamer C. H. Look
? wood foundered hi a storm about lf>
miles off Ashtabula, O', Wednesday
night. Tho captain and crew suc
1 cecded In launching two boats Just be
' fore thc steamer went down., Ono of
tho boats containing tho captain was
' picked up near tho harbor tills morn
' lng. Tho other boat has not been
' hoard from! Tugs and lifo savers aro
1 searching for tho missing boat, which
contained 10 members of tho crow.
? lloauvolr Sold.
Tlio formal salo and transfer of
beauvoir, tho home of Jefferson Davis,
by, Mrs. Davis to thc Sons of Confett
; crate Veterans, was consummated
Thursday at tho opening session of tho
; reunion of tho Mississippi Division,
i Sups ot Confederate Veterans at Jack
don! The homo will bo used fis a homo
?'.? for'- indigent Confederate voterans.
i fofos; Davis rc?olved $.10,000 for the
' homo; ?"?.."? fe
THE KABTi? QUAKED
For Six Hours Soufri?re Belohed
Flames, Stones and Ashes.
,THE VOLCANO IN ERUPTION.
[??e'nyy Uoport? WUH Accompanied
With Activity ol' tho Moun
tjiii?M. Fi.vtont ol' DUUIUKO
vol?anos In the little, Islands
tho United States are active
again. A. dispatch from Kingston,
?t. Vincent Island, says a tonillo
eruption of tho Soufri?re volcano com
menced Wednesday night. During
Ibo preceding dav (Tuesday) earth
tremors apparently too slight to bc
considered Important were experlcne
"t/crhi thu central and northolm parts of
j At 8 o'clock Wednesday night there
>TO|? indubitable indications of an
'.';;iiption. Rumbling noises wore
hoard, they increased until fi o'clock,
when the roaring volcanic giant bel
?n ed out its deadly contents. This
ertiptlun was followed by a brief lull.
Tnojh froth io o'clock until 4 o'clock
Tbiusd?y morning tho upheaval con
ilimed. Thc outbreak was accompani
ed by an Incessant and confused can
oiiadhig. There were incandescent
c Yunis and sparkling matter was ejeot
eth After 4 o'clock tho disturbance
gi'?d?ally decreased but tho noise of
Hie boiling caldron is still audible in
tlie dlstili?t near thc volcano.
I Kith orators of thc Soufri?re were
apparently active and have been
steaming all day long. Sand foll heav
ily every whore from half past ono un- ?
tiVlMh'-past, -three' this morning. At j
souther ir'.points the sand is half an
inch, deep, tho depth gradually in
creased ?towards the volcanic cone,
whole tho o ?'wore showers xjf large
stuhos, pebbles and cinder.
'.Kingston and other southern points
of |ho' Island have not. been damaged.
Uoports f rom tho Wind ward district
aie ..waited.. Thc sand ejected during
this o.i'upturn has a .Stronger sulphur
ous odor than any previously thrown
out*j and ono square foot of it wolghs
exactly 'ono pound.
A dispatch from Bud|.'ctown, Island
of Barbadas, says volcanic kdust from
tho Sow fdoro volcano on the island of
St.fiVlncohij is falling hero and has
ca?sOd iv'?;stoppage pf business. Thc
dliu'a?c rei ur til ng to tlici r homes. 11
was sq dark at 10 o'clock this morn
Ing'that lt was necessary to light the
A dispatch from Passe Teno, Island
of Guadeloupe, says between midnight
and ?. o'clock Wednesday morning
loud detonations were heard and glim
mering lights were seen in tho direc
tion of tho Island of Martinique.
Thoo wore two earthquakes Tuesday
at Les Saintes islands, off tho south
ern end of Gaudcloupe and at Marie
(?alante island, south southeast of
A TKUlUniiK TYPHOON.
A terrible typhoon has spread disas
ter all over thc northern part of Ja
pan. lt was accompanied by seismic
tidal waves at Oda wara, which del-'
uged thc (toast villages, thc loss of life
and property hoing immonso. Sub
scription lists haye boon opened in
towns by thc leading Japanese people/,
and newspapers. A localJournalsj^j;
"Prom telegrams and~ por.s(uiy[,^ar.'
rations it scorns that tho^i,ypiloon
which visited this sc?th>?i of Japan on
Saturday night^.h Sunday ?ontrah
l/.ed its mmia the region of Odawara.
tidal wav^8 visited thc shores at Oda
wara, WMgiij Kamekura Oizo and
'"^^.'...fc and immense damage to
property ensued. Tho telegraph re
ports that at Odawara alone 50 houses
were washed away and eight persons
killed on Sunday morning. Tho Yu
molo-Kodzu-Odawara lino was com
pletely paralyzed. Whole sections
were lifted bodily-sleepers and rails
nd transported hundreds of yards In
inti. At tho power house thc
dynamo was reported still there, but
(/hoh?use was supposed to bo up the
mounnfain somewhere. Thc loss will
oat up a considerable amount of tho
year's prollt of the line."
A dozen big rolls of greenbacks were
found, according to District Attorney
.loromo, in tho safes of two of the (Ive
New York gambling houses which
were tho scene of raids Wednesday
night by order of the district attorney.
j "I understand that there is a great
deal of money deposited each night by
bookmakers in these places," said Mr.
Jerome. "Hut I do not know who
owns tho, rolls. It will not bo suffi
I clent identification for a man to sn ,
"that $10,000 roll is mine.' " ' It has
been ascertained that the total
amount of money in the rolls found in
the sare is about $250,000.
slapped Ills Face.
H. o. Colt, a membor of the famous
Colt family of gunmakers, who makes
I bis home In Charlotte, was slapped in
tho face on tho street by a pretty ac
tress, Miss Oraco Hobart nanson, a
member of "Tho Tyranny of Tears"
company. Mr. Colt was walking be
side tlio lady on tho street. When
she reached the main entrance of tho
Central hotel thc young woman hurst
Into tears and as suddenly drew back
her hand and slapped Colt full In the
faco. She then quickly entered thc
hotel, while tho crowd of traveling
mon and guests around tho hotel ou
trance applauded her.,
Mvont lui Voyage.
Tho American four-mnstod ship
j Shenandoah arrived at Now York on
Thursday from San Francisco, aftojt
an oventfui passrtgo of >123 days. Ono
man was killed on the voyage and two
others Injured,'and tho ship had sev
eral combats with tho olements,whlcli
damaged hor sails and deck houses.
Tho Shenandoah had fine .weather an
ti) July 27th. on Septomb?r,27th tho
rudder head twisted off and tho crow
thereafter Avoro obliged to steen; by
tackles on a monkey . roller.^Unoof
this piiry rig tlio ?hip carno into port.
Says Time is Ripe**
FOR A DEMOCRATIC VICTORY;
fin Says HopubUcnim Should Not bo
. Permitted to Occupy Our Tnr
?IV llolbrm Ground This
. To a ..representative of Tho New
York I?)vening Post., who asked him
his Views in robard to tho outlook
foi- and tho duty of tho nomocracy In
tho approaching congressional cloe
tlons, ox-Prosldent Grover Olevoland
"It seems to me that If tho Democ
racy ls really In earnest lt cannot.fall
largely, to Increase Its representation lu
the next congress, but In urder/to do
so I think there must ho a constatiji'
and stalwart Insistance upon tho
thing which arc recognized hy all to
he true Democratic doctrines. Of
coil rsc, by far the most important of
tlies? is tarllf reform. On this issue,
I am satlslicd that tho Damocraoy is
face to face with a great opportunity.
All of the signs of thc times point to
a recognition, far beyond all party
lines, of thc benefits, which would ac^
oruo to the peoplo by a readjustment
of the tariff, and it would be worse
than lolly for tho party under tho
stress of any temptation or yielding to
any allurement to permit this to be
subordinated to or overshadowed by
any other issue.
"Tho present restlessness in Repub
lican ciroles on this subject, often
amounting tp protests against I.tepub- ,
Hean protective theories, shoiild warn
thc Democracy of an impending dun*
ger. I mean by this tho possibility
that our opponents may orowd us from
our position on this subject, if we al-, i
low them to do so by our lukowarm?* i
ness and indifference and to occupy
our ground, just as wo permitted
them to crowd us from the ground
that bolongod to us on the question
of sound money. ?
"I am very muon pleased with thc
deliverance of the Kew York Demo
cracy on thc tarll? issue, and lt was j
lit and proper that thc Ampire Stato <
should sound the right note. It is my i
olear conviction that tho best assur- <
ance of success for tho Democracy in i
tho next national campaign will bc 1
found in a sincere and unremitting in- <
sistencc upon'its.old time dootrlno of .1
. a..fall:.and^beneficent tarll? adlw$: .
mont. This liislstetico slioulcl bo from i
now on It need hardly bo said that 1
success will depend upon thc presenta- i
tlon of tariff doctrine not only rc- <
cognized as truly Democratic by those 1
who may be termed veterans in the '
party, but also commending itself to ?
tho hosts of tho younger men of our !
land. Thousands of these await the j
opportunity to espouse a cause svhlch i
must appeal to disinterested love of 1
country and which is based upon the i
thoughtful regard of all our people
and thc safety of the Institutions un
der which wo live. To these young
men no hope is offered for the rellza
tlon of their patriotic aspirations ex
cept through tho conscientious en
deavors of tlie Democratic party.
"I am at a loss to understand by
what process of reasoning the notion
has gained a footing in certain. V^??/?
^atlo quarter^. ?iutrt^r?hat no 1m
\?n?M? ati?>?ches to a Democratic as
?f^v^^in the next house of repre
sentatives, but even that lt might be
advantageous to party prospects In
lUO-l for it to continue in its present
minority now. Powerful warfare ought
to be reagarded as continuous, and if
tho results battled for are worth hav
ing ai all, they are worthy of our best
efforts at all times and under all cir
cumstance. Constant vigilance and
unrelenting attack are essential to vic
tory, armies arc captured by Hist driv
ing in tlie outposts.
I cannot believe that the bright
prospects of tho Democracy lu the
present campaign aro to bc married by
any lack of hard work and stronuous
? Solo ot'Tlckot ?Ox tended.
Thc Columbia Stato says on Friday
morning an announcement was made
that will bo pleasing to hundreds of
people all over South Carolina who
contemplate going to the fair. Here
tofore tlie vail roads have only had
tickets on sale at stations on cortaln
days of fair week and not running
through Friday. In view of the fact
that lt is tire purpose to make Friday
ono of thc biggest days this yoar, and
Friday nlghftho most eventful night
by far, a Joint committee from thc
Elks and tho City Fair association
recently took this matter of tho offer
ing for salo of tickets up with tho
railroad people. Friday morning tho
committee was notilicd that tho roads
had dot ermined this year tootler tho
cheap tickets for salo at all stations
on the Saturday boforo the fair and
will continue them on salo through
Friday of fair week. Tills will onable.
m.anyjtto como hore to spond tho Sun
day before tho fair, and otbers who
can only come for ono day will bo In a
position not to miss tho great carnival
parade, coming In if they desire on
Friday evening in timo for the night's
festivities ?ind returning Saturday. j
KlllOll JllltUJOlf. ' ' .
IO. A. Sohrocdcr, of Now York, a
tobacco salesman, and son of Kx?Mayor
, Schroeder; of Brooklyn, committed
suicide Wednesday morning on tho
train from Jacksonville to Savannah
, by shooting himself through tho head.
He had taken tho drawing room on
tho sleeper and lt was In this that his
body was discovered when tho con
ductor wont through to tako up tho
tickets. On tho body was* found a
i lottor, addressed to tho publto, in
which was written: UI have coin?
1 mtttedagrcat crime; tho law cannot
j pnnioh mc heneo I punish royaolt."
t Another lotter requested that h'
fathor and hlswlfo be notified.. " - W
Ibeliqvcd tho young man was mentally
unbalanced. ;Th<? body ls bdlnghoUl
rtt Wayoross for . ^itA'uotlpns from
Now, York.' Schroeder Wa&;?iarrlcd
six wcclfs ago to>'the divorced wife of
10x-A?dorri>an Howard P. Okio, form
erly Miss."ChcsoborQugh, a. sister of
Mrs. noland p. Molineux.
(State says U?C?V<TN
grossman in that ?c^",
.last week. Geo. W. Miirniy;
'ox-'congrcssman,thought that hifjTf?ir?tr.
was qulokly drawing to uti end. It ap
pears that ho had a fuss with a white
man at Providence. No blows passed
and tilings wore settled In a quiet
manner. Four or il ve young men at
Gaillards "X-roads hearing some rumor
of tbo fuss rode to Providence to hear
about lt. Ono of Murray's brothers
was there and whon luvsaw.tlio crowd
gather and start, talking about thc
row ho Immediately took up tho idea
that lt was a lynching affair, lie ran
four miles to warn bis brother, telling
him that a gang of white men wore
coming to murder him. Murray im
mediately sont to Sumter to tho sher
ill' for-protection and proceeded to get
a body guard. County ?Supervisor Seale
went up there, arriving at Murray's
house about ll p. nV Everywhere you
looked J&hcrc were armed negroes. The
shadow of every tree was the hiding
place for them, lt is thought that
there were 1,50 women dud-?ich stand
ing guard. It took Mr. ^eido Some
time to porsuado Marlay that there
was nothing doing Ju tho way of a
"lynching airair and that tho white
man with whom lie had fussed was
then in thc city ot Sumter..; A. very
serious matter might hayo been pre
cipitated by so many ai med negroes
being called together, and then there,
might havo been ample justUicatlon
for Murrays fears, for bc certainly
would have been handled had his
armed mob Hied on a whito. person.
Murray may not havo known lt; but
ho was playing with lire when he call
ed tho armed negroes to his house to
Ho Wan D?siiomlont.'
Tho body of Henry Cordes, who
committed suicide Tuesday at Jaolo
sovlllo, whero bb Went In search of
work, was brought to Charleston Wed
nesday and Interred In Hothany ceme
tery. Cordes was formerly in business
In Charleston, having conducted it
grocery and liquor establishment. Ile
failed and then went to Jackson ville,
n.'li i-iv/. 1*0 Ort rt, , y*f\el A???'
..?-^kv. A*0 ? rv v i . . v. v.l..,
(/IVJIUUIIU UH til
ii ost his placo and bOj.J.t
same despondent, finally commlttlh?
suicido, to ohd ble.y-nuine.T ^ri?o sul
uldo was deliberately planned. Ile
told his friends goodby, destroyed a
nuiubor of old letters, antf packed lils
jffcots that they inlglit easily be sent
back to Charleston. . After drinking a
x circle of frionas at his boarding
iiouso and cooly announced tho fact
that ho had drunk the acid. Ile sat
lown on a chair and awaited the end,
which carno about 15 mtnuies after
he had announced tho drinking of thc
iicid. The efforts of lils friends and
later of a physician to savc^ lils Ufo
proved of no avail. Ile was 27 years
Did. Ho lejivcs a sister herc, tho two
having come ovor to this country from
Germany a few years ago.
Tho Handy Pistol.
Mr. Perry Mltchem, a well-to-do
farmer living in the upper part of
Morgan county, Ga., shot and almost
Instantly killed Walter Booth, of Mad
Ison, Ga., and Mr. HaningyJolrTBlvn
place, at Madlson^^kjanesday after
noon. WiilteJ?^jT Main's circus was in
luis?n and a very large crowd gath
ered there to witness the performance.
It ls sakljihat many people were
drunk and whiskey flowed freely Tho
fight in which Mitcham killed Booth
and Uamby, occured over a dispute
about a bottle of whisky, lt appears
that tho dispute was between Mltch
em and Uamby, and that Booth was
?d disinterested party attempting to
act as pcaco maker between tho two
men. Mltchem Hied live shots from
his revolver, two of which killed thc
two men and two of the romalnlng
three taking effect In bystandors. Ono
white man and ono negro were in
Jured by stray bullets. Tho shooting
occurred In an alley lu the rear of the
store of Vason Brothers. Mr. Booth
leaves a wife and four children. Mr.
Uamby was a single man. Mltchem
was drunk at tho time tho shooting
occurred." Late last night ho stated
?that bc was very sorry he killed Mr.
Booth who had nothing to do with
tho trouble. Mltchem ls lu-Jail.
Ho Hiiro anti Vote.
Thc day for the gonoral olectlon
will bo Tuesday, November 1th. Let1
every whito voter romombor tho day,
so that bc can look up tho registra
tion cortlilcato, lu order that ho may
go to the polls and cast his ballot as
ho should'. Many of our people look
upon this matter as of secondary con
sideration. It ls not only lnoumbont |
by reason of tho pledgo at tho Demo
cratic primaries to support tho nomi
nees, but lt enables our representa
tives in Congress to present a strong
caso when a contest existe, as is gen
erally the case. This one thing, if for
no other consideration, should make j
ps go to the polls on tho fourth of
Novombcr and oilst a'ballot for tho
Democratic standard bearers. It ls
tho Intention of tho Republicans to
nominate a congressional oandldate lh
each district In South Carolina for tho
sole purpofco of getting up contests
should tho noxt congress bo Uopublh
can. Every Domoorat should vote and
give Our congressional candidates a
"It scorns to me, that a Democratic
victory ls In tho air," said Hon.
Stophcri Brundidge, membor of con
gress from Arkansas, Wednesday. My
opinion is that it will material I/o In
tho near futuro iii tho congressional
elections, but If not then, 1001 wlllbo
momorablcas the year tho Democrats
swept tho country. Tho groat victory
of 1802 will surely bc duplicated two
yours hence,If not In tho present cam
paign, It docs not rcqnlro a high or
j -* t of intelligence tor ftny ono to see
/??iat the country .is getting;, rostlcss
iOYet %cJuicqualltlcs and exactions of
o\ir tariff systom. Strong .ttorjnbhcai
districts arc showing as great chscdn
tent at oxcesslvo taxation nS'U\foun
hi Democraticstrong holds. '.'-Tho' mb.
dlo West protests against Ul and so
docs New England. Tho leaven of
tarill reform ls working all ovev the
I count! y.
. 1' . /!;V: & nf
IOI?htcoJi-">loiTir.~? ... 'jWlrjfllBI
tor. Hayn ilo Is Not j^*^;-->>JHH
As tho bloody sequel ofj?$d?v6rco
suit, Archie Woodlh, 23* /?atV old, ls
under airest at Mount Pleasant,Mich
igan, charged with ? triple murder
and that community Was shocked
Thursday by a bloody tragedy in
which Mrs. Woodln's parents and thc
prisoner's '18:months-old', daughter,
wore shot' and killed. Wood in was
over-powered just as ? ho turned t/lio |
weapon Upon himself and had inflict-^ J
cd a wound that is dot expected td *.''".
prove fatal. He visited tho court
imUSo Thursday morning about h
o'clock and looked over tho, papers In
x suit for divorce which lils wife in
stituted Oct., 10. From there he went
directly to JsbePs hardware store
where he purchased a revolver. There
tvas.no Interruption. in his career of
?rimo froin'the ihohiont his hands lot
?p of tho T?gnl. papers in tho court
House, until his viotims lay dead in
two farm houses six miles apart,
tiavlng secured the weapon ho ilrst
:odo his wheel to tho Gullck farm)
Mr. and Mrs;'Joseph C ulick hoing tho
ilrst victims. Mr. Gullck was shot
tw^cio,pnce, above the heart and once
imthe'rlght side, and was Instantly
trilled. Wood in then turned upon hts
mother-in-law, who.was sitting ht.?
rocking chair, and shot her In the
throat.. She run into tho kitchen and
foll upon her back. Woodln followed
ind emptied tinco."chambers bf Wsrqr- ,
colver.into her breast, killing holy p
t-i-ycar-bld daughter of GpUe^%'no vj
n at the sound of the ftj?<; "-wrote and 1
?Oeing tito blood Olr?t?pwmothor's nook l
an ' to tho ypighws and gave tho
ilarm. wn^^runhing down the ro?d
<u~#**rt*i iihe lash throe shots. Ths;g||
jf^rderer then dashed to his mothor's
rome 'six miles away. He rode his.
vhcel for ono mlle, thou tearing off
ils coat and throwing it 'with his bl
jycle into a fence corner, rah a mile
ind a half through tho ilelds. He
nado the last four miles on a borrows
tcPhorso. . Passlmig tho time of day
;v ivh kv ii rou p. of - ?ipDlcy.ipiolcei'ii' on Jt\\a
nothor's farm, he entored tho house
is though nothing unusual had hap
pened, and picking up his little ghi,
>arrled her into an empty loom. In a
noment a shot rang out. Woodln's
vlfe was Miss Anna M. Gullck and.
>hoy were married March 25, 1000.
Woodln was a soldier in tho Oubau.
war. At tho jail he rofuses to balk >
ixcopt to express regret that he f ailed
TO kill himself. Ho was laboring iiii
1er thc j m pression that his wife's pa
ints had caused tho divorce proceed
ings, though his wife's bill of com
plaint charged personal violence.
?rimo o?' Ciroumstanttal Kvkloncc.
- TJ1.8torv 4?#W?i ^u?fmnc?s" w'her?i
iimocoiit men have beon hung for
murder and other crimes on . circum
stantial evidence, tho facts of tho
case f requently not hoing known until
many years after the tragic mistake
has been made, but probably no cir
cumstance of this kind has over car
ried with it a more shooklng realiza
tion of tho enormity of a man's life
bolng taken by tho law because clcum
stances are apparently against him
than a case tho details of which have
recently been published. In liieh
mond, Va., on October tho third, John
Wesley Hicks, convicted of the mur
der of Milton Bourne, his somin-law,
was hanged at Louisa Court House.
Just twenty years ago, a man was <.
hanged In Virginia because circum
stantial evlvcnco pointed to the con
clusion that ho had murdered for
their monoy an old man and his wife
named Massey. So strong was tho ,
evidence that everyone believed that
the prisoner committed tho crime;
but tho sequal proves that" lawyers,
judge, jury and public wore wrong.
Tho sequel is this: Just beforo Hicks
paid the death penalty last wcok.ho ,
publicly confessed that he had coni- '
milted tho crime for whloh another
had paid his lifo, detailing the circum
stances in such a manner us left no
doubt in his hcarors' minds as to his .
own guilt and martyrdom of the man
who died assotlng his innocence.
Woman Drawing Plowoi
An Iowa traveler baok from' tho
now Northwest frontier, says Pear
son's Weekly, ro?ales som, if the
hardships of life there. Ho says: "I
saw a colony of Gallclans in Saskatch?
o wan, and thoy gave mo tho most ex
traordinary exhibition or human pa
tience and fortltudo I over hohold. I
saw from a dozen to .fifteen women
hitched two and two on an 18-nlch
breaking plow, and thoy'marched
Straight ahead through tho tough
ground with that plow, tearing up flvo
?acres a day on an average. There,
was a man holding tho. plow. Tho
?work these people did was as effective
as could lurvo beendon? by horse or
oxen. Tho women secmod to take to
their hard labor as a matter of conrso.
Thoy aro very cheerful over lt.. J. aux
told that scores of theso women who
draw plows all day have vitality
Chough left to dance through tho
grouter part of tho night."
Dont li ni' n Convict .
Lonnie Huntley, white, a convict
on tho Andorson county chain gang
died Wednesday afternoon from a
Stroko of ,appoplexy at tho convlet
camp near tho city limits. Ho had
apparently boen In tho best of health
ovor slnco ho had been cm the chain
gang, and on Sunday was as wolf ns
usual. Ouidng tho ftfWrnoon von? of '
tho guards told him to attend to some
duty about the camp. Ho started to
Obey and wont walking oil, when ho
suddenly fell backward, tty tim Ihne;
those who saw him . could r<ach his
side ho was dying.,.? Ho expired'.In a
few mluutes, and did not. speak after