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"?h?r?'s f?o i?aliiuri in ??lltli Caro
lina's K?rch. of Progress.
SOME INTERESTING FIGURES
ciriitlfjiiiK Itcports ?IH to tho Ainuitiit
Invested In Small Bunk*.
Cotton Seed' Oil
Mille", Kio. J
As a rule the li rsl quarter of the
year ls not propitious Tor Hie neor
poratlon of new Industries and cntcr
, prises, but this year the ofiice ol' the
secretary of state has recorded the
organization of a very la-:;e number
of companies which sho^ that the
State knows no halting hi the forw ard
march on thc road (if "progress. There
have been a great many banking in
stitutions set on foot-some of them
companies of not very large capitaliza
tion, but still in the lield for the up
building of small communities. The
number of small cotton seed oil mills
is increasing so rapidly that thc situa
tion becomes almost alarming, for
fear that they will get in each others'
way and be able to operate for only a
small part of the year on account of
the fact that thc supply of cot tun
seed is restricted and the big organiza
tions will and must, have seed in cirder
to keep their plants running. There
is as much abuse, of machinery idle
as there is in machinery in operation,
it is said.
There have been a few colton mills
organized and others which have nut
reported to the secretary of stale are
being projected. As a rule these are
small mills in sections nut occupied
heretofore with Mich industries
showing that the rt eve! ope incut
ol'South Carolina is not conlined to
one section. The most significant
fact in connection with thu cotton
mill business is thc tremendous
amount expended in the increase- ol
the capitalizat ion ol' companies which
have been operated fur some time.
The total amount of colton mill
capitalization this year is 84,0510,000:
in banking institutions, $1,01)5,000; in
cotton seed oil mills, $308,000; in
light, power and ice companies, $:i:i5.
000; and the total amount ol' all con
cerns chartered and commissioned
since thc tirst of the year is $7,28"J,
Two other great corporations have
tiled letters asking for commissions
giving them authority to open books
of subscription - the Magnolia Mine*
company ol'Charleston, ?1100,000, and
the Columbia and Augusta I la il road
company, which shall lie. chartered at
an amount not to exceed $20.Ul)!) pei
COTTON' M ll, !.S.
Chartered-Cluck mills. Anderson
$500;000; Hamer mill, Dillon, $100,
000; Maple Cotton mills. Dillon. $100.
000; Mct'ee Manufacturing company
Greenville, 8100,000: Jsicpicna mill
Central, 8200,000. Total $1.000,0(10.
The Uanna mill at Goldvillc ?asor
ganized as the successor ol' thc Cold
ville mill. $100,000: thc Bamber
mill was reorganized. 8140.0110: ll)
.Marlboro Cotton Mills company
capitalization 81,500,000, wasorganiz
ed with the mills at McColl a
nucle?es: mill tit Jonesville was or
"ganized with the Alpha and Hu
knitting mill as nucleus, $250,000
Total reorganized mills (sume o
which had shut down), $1,8??0,000.
Increase of capital stock-Clear
water bleacher}', $H00,000 io $ lou.cuti
Brandan mills, $:i00.000 to 150,000
Libe ty mills, $7.").ooo to ;-' 1 T?.Uirn
Orr mills, $100,(ICO to 8800.000
Gainesville (Gil.), $500,000 to iS50.
000. Tola!, $1,000,000.
The Morton Spinning company o
Clover is being organized $150,000
Grand total cotton mills, ? 1.0110,000
HANK AND TH HST CO.MI'?N? icS.
Thc amount of money invested ir
hank and trust companies bas alsi
been astonishing. The followinj.'
were charlered: Home bank. Lexing
ton, 8*10,000; hank of Corry, Conway,
825,000; Hank of v\ alitalia, $'10,000:
Farmers bank, Helton, $50,000; Farm
ers and Merchants bank, Marion,
8100,000: Converse Savings bank, Con
verse, 810,000; linnie of Saluda. $25.
000: hank of Carlisle, $10,000; Ken
nedy hanking company, Blackstocks,
820,000: Bank of Kock Hill. $75.000:
Gaffney Savings bank, $.'10,000; how
man Loan and Trust, company, how
man, 85,000; hank ol' Fountain Inn,
815,000 Easley Loan and Trust
company, *50.000: total amount of in
corporated hanks-?$ ! 75.000.
Increase in capitalization-hank of
Marion, $25,ooo tu 850,000: Merchants
und Planters bank, Gaffney, $50,000 tu
875,000; hank ol' Dillon, $25,000 to 850;
000. Toi til increase; $75,000.
Commissions issued to companies be
ing organized-William Coleman \
Cu., Columbia, 8500,000: Timmonsville
Coan ?iud Trust company, $25OOO:
hank cf Springfield, $20,?bo. Total.
G rank total In organized and project
S-CiT: banking companies, $l,O'.l5,0(H).
COTTON SKliDOIl. Mll.1.3:
The following cot tot* seed oil mills
have been chartered: - Independent
Cotton Oh company, the great riv lol
thc Virginia-Carolina Chemical com
pany, $1.000, 000; Fort Motte, $20,000;
llowesvillo, $20;00t); Lydia,$:.,000: West
minister, 820,000, Williamsburg $20
(Hit): Clarendon, $25.000; I'ishopvllle,
$25,000: Allendale,$25,000; Williurboro,
$25,000; Hie total bcirfg $ 18'$ ,000 out
side of the consolidai ion ol" 1 he several
companies into I be I tid?pciidenl.
In audition lo thc above the follow
ing arc in process ol' organ iza l lon:
Prosperity, $20,000: Townvlle, $25,ooii:
Cameron,* $20,000; Kdisto: at North
$20,000; Donalds, $15.000: Oi,on"0, ai
Walhalla, $20,000, and Pauline' Spar
tanbtirg county, $15,o0i). Tola', $115,
increase-Kershaw, $25.<IIM to $:'.">.
Grand total of new capital in mi.I.?
organized and projected this year
lt KA I. KSTATI-: OKVKl.Ol'MKNT.
Darlington Hotel company. $25,000:
Summerland Hotel company, -:2"p,0!?o:
Suihihcrlaud DcvelOpnionl company
$25,ooo; Greenville Iu.piovemctin Co,
$25,000;<~jouth Faid Land Improvement
company, Mullins, $ lo.non; Stone Lain.1
Company, Greenville, $25,ooo; Bishop
ville Beal Rsl atc company, $5,000; Cal
houn Falls J livest tuen I company. $:>(),.
000. Total, $175.000.
The Hall's Island farms, Beaufort
(increase from $50.000 to $(?5,(?00]
$15,000: Tomoiley plant al ions, Beau
fort county. $50.000: Pa tigra murga
club (August Belmont's hunting re
servation,) I lampi?n conni y, $0,000.
York vi I Ie Building and Loan asso
ciation, $'10,000; Vigilant, Chariest >n,
$120,000: liellpso, C'lailcstnti, $150,
000: Home, Sumter. *2()i),000; Pru
dential, Winnsborc. $.'10,(.: Knler
prise, Union, $75,000. Total. $575,
. Carolina ?lr$ ?rick comparty-;
llrttfui $27,?0?| Oairncv ??rick eulnpunVi
?footl?! fc?ofttMWti' Hydraulic' Hriek
C*?li;panv, Charleston, $25,000} Hitti
kltison Prick company, North Augusta
$:io,o00. ' Total, 887.000.
TQBAC?? WAHKHOUSKM. '?_
Kntci'prisc of Florence, $15,000;
Farmers of Darlington, $10,000; Peo
ples of Conway, $1,000; Planters of
Leesville, $i,ooo; Client w warehouse,
*2,?00; Marlboro, ?ii Rennet ts vi I lc,
I'uui.u: \rhu\ rues.
Sumter Ice, Light and Power com
pany, $75,000; Columbia, Ice and Fuel
company,' $30,000; Rock Hill Water,
Liebt and Power company: $50,000 to
$150,000 increase: Summerville Icc .and
Cold Storage company, $?10,000: Marlon
Light and Power company; $100,000.
VA Ul 151) IN'UUSTUIKS.
Morgan Wood and Iron works, Spar-i
tanburg, $10,000; Cummings Iron
works, Waltcrboro, $10,000; Vulcan
Supply company (hardwoods,) Cam
den, $"?.000; Sumter Lumber company,
$12,000; United Timbar company, Darl
ington, $100,000; Black Uiver Steam
boat company, $5,000'; Canipman-Mur
phy .company (bardwoods,) $10,000;
Charleston Canning company, $10,000;
Granolithic Hoofing company, Ander
son; $10.0(10: Tannopiline company,
Columbia, ?S2.'>?0U0; Omega Raby Car
riage com pan v, l'n ion, $10,000: Pul?alo
Lick springs,$10,000: St . tieorgesTele
phone exchange, $5,000; Carolina and
Georgia Mining company, Col um bili,
$U0,l)O0; Harris M a nu fact ii rio com
pany, coupling device, $12,000: Kyooks
Steam Valve company,$12,000; Ches
tcilleld Naval Stores company, Clie
raw, $15,001). .Total, $121,000.
To which 'may be added thc Ander
son Mattress and Spring tied com nil hy
(increase from $2,500,) $22?5l)0; Ander
son Spool and Robbin company of
Charleston (increase from $1,000 lo
*20,0tl0) $10,000-making a grand total
ol' varied industries of $Jf>!>,.loo.-Co
Alt lltiliCHl Cotil'ewsio?.
Mr. 1?. M. Lamer, tile Washington
correspondent of The News and Cour
ier, says "in a very broa?Tsense it is
true that lavish expenditure of money
has been a powerful factor in deter
mining tile l ist four Presidential elec
tions. Generally the Republican par
ty has had the sympathy and support
of great corporations, able to make
big campaign contributions. Presi
dent Harrison was undoubtedly elect
ed by the use of money In 18?8. Put
i four years later, in 1802, when Mr.
? Cleveland came iii on a ground swell;
thc bulk of campaign funds was with
the Democratic party. Mr. Cleveland
might have been elected without tile
money, but it nevertheless played an
: important part. Had it not been for
1 tlie tremendous campaign fund of
> 1600 Mr. McKinley would have never
> seen the White House as Chief Magis
1 This is an honest, as well ai an iiii
portant confession on the part of the
' correspondent of a newspaper that
has blindly worshipped at the shrine
ol Crover Cleveland for many years
and which has never had any use. tor
[ William Jennings I'.ryan. it will be
noticed thal thu admission is made
thai the hulk of the campaign funds
in 1S02 was willi Cleveland as against
Harrison, which indicates beyond a
doubt thal Hie trusts wanted him
elected. In the face ot an admis?
. sh u 01 this Kind is it any wonder thal
?j many people believe Hie Charge made
by Mr. M ryan and others that Cleve
land be t ru y edhis party, lt will be
s liol iced also thal the admission is
made thal "had it not been for t he
j, tremendous campaign fund of issxj
Mr. McKinley would have never seen
\- the. Whil e 1 louse, as Chief Magistrate."
lu thc face of au admission ot this
kind how can iL be maintained that
. Mr. Ihyan's nomination in 1800 dc
'. teated Hie Democratic party that
'. jeal? Vet every once in a while
'. .some light headed individual who
may happen to bc editing a trust pa
per chirps oiih that liryaii ruined the
I Democratic party. As a matter of
] luci, it look all the money Lue trusts
coulft raise and the desertion of a lot
ol' so-called Democrats lo the plunder
ers to keep Itryun out of the White
House. Under these conditions it is
1 not strange thal Crover Cleveland
who was Hui candidate of the Irusls
' in 1802 should support McKinley who
was the candidate of llic trusts in
Mr. Lainer goes on to say that "in
business and Ihiaucial circles there is
a deep resentment at the prosecution
of the trusts and the outcome of the
Northern Securities case. This deci
sion and a score of kindred matters
have caused a widespread rage against
President Roosevelt's administration.
His nomination next year is regarded
as a cei lu in ty, but it is very probable,
if the Democrats ure conservative in
tlicir candidate and their platform,
lhal the millions of campaign con
tributions next year will go ti the
Democratic managers, in which event
lhere will surely be trouble, if not de
feat, for the Republican candidates,
in spite of all that can be said about
President Roosevelt's unwonted popu
larity and Hie great, prosperity of the
i This simply means that If the
Democratic party will nominate
( ?rover Cleveland or some other candi
date wh > is known lo be In favor of
ibo trusts, t hat thc millions ol' dol
lars raised by the trusts for eompaign
purposes will be turned over to Hie
Democratic managers instead _of the
Republican managers. Can the Demo
cratic party, alford to do any such
thing as I hat ? Helter for ii tobe
defeated a hundred times than to win
, a hundred victories on any such terms.
If the Democratic party is to vic with
; the Republican party in trying to
please Hie trusts lo secure campaign
funds lo debauch votes its mission is
ended, as lhere is no use for two par
i tics aiming al the same thing; Vet
! I this is exactly what Cleveland and his
; followers advocate. Some of us are
. Democrats, not. for the loaves and
? jlishes, and we would rather sec elie
party defeated in a light for Hie
masses than to be successful by the
. aid of the trusts. Those so-called
Democrats'who believe in winning a
j victory thal way should go into the
Republican party. The Democratic
j party would be. better oil' without
, IHsenihowcletl hy Ulule.
A dispatch from Florence. Sunday
. j night says: Information Of a horrible
: j accident has been received from Sav
i age, in thc lower part ?d' this county.
Swinton Dozier, a well known resident
M ol' that community, was killed by the
i kick ol' a mule on Sunday afternoon.
; The kick was so strong that the abdo
men of Mr. Dozier was cut open and
his liver lorn by the hoofs of the
animal, ll, appears from what can
he learned thal Hie mule was sick and
Mr. Dozier went up behind hun and
j lapped him willi a switch to make
linn move about and Hie mule let Hy
loth his heels, st liking thc man in
: Hie pit of Hie stomach willi the above
j result. Mr. Dozier was a middle aged
! mau and his death is untimely.
: Ytff?M OF ?l?ifi ?O?K?ED, "
ATlS?lier Rliuio liec?OMl?? tVfif/e
boiifliied in Colt.
it is Wbil known that Mic iinuiUOf?
of letlersi word-, verses. etc., eonlairp ?
ed in the Bible Im ve been eounled? but
by whom when or where is nob guner?
ally known, says Tim Boston Herald.
Treat's pnbliu.itinn. entitled "Curiosi- '
lies of th? Ibbie," speaks ot the oe !
cur renee as being of Hf>unlsli origin,!
and that the IVluee ol O ra nuda, ?eui- j
lng usurpai Inn, caused t he. arrest of
tho supposed wouldbe usurpar and bv
order nf tho Spanish crown he was
thrown Into au old prison called the
place of skulls, situated in Madrid,
where he was confined for thirty-three
years, with rio other companion than
the rats, mice and oilier vermin that
frequented bis dismal cell.
During his confinement he counted
the letters, etc, contained In thc
Bible, and scratched the several num
bers on thc stone walls with a nail.
When lils work was discovered he was
furnished with writing utensils and
ordered to make a copy of the results
of his long and tedious, task, and on
Its behm completed he linnily receiv
ed his liberty.
. The following is a con t cot copy ol'
his great work:
The Hilde con tains :t."><>(>, 4 so letters,
77?,74(i words. ?l,17.'J verses, 1,105
chapters and i>(> books.
The word and ccu rs 10,0X4 times,
the word Loni 1,Stitt limes, the wor?T
Jehovah 0.855 limes and thu word
reverend hut bric?.', which ls in the
ninth verse of the ont bundled and
el? vent li p-islm.
The middle verse is thc eighth
veff-e oi the one hundred ami eigh
teen th psalm. The twenty-lit.st verse
ol' the eleventh chapter of Ezra con
tains all the letters of the alphabet
except thc letter j.
The. Ilnest chapter to read is the
twenty-sixth chapter of the Acts of
Apostles. The most beautiful chap
ter is the tweiit-thlrd psalm. The
nineteenth chapter of Ii Kings and
thc thirty-seventh chapter o? Isaiah
The four most inspiring promises
arc to lie found in the sixth chapter
of St. .lohn, thirty-seventh verso, and
fourteenth chapter, second verse; also,
eleventh chapter of St. Matthew,
twenty-tlfth verse, and the thirty
seventh psalm, fourth verse.
The longest verse is the ninth verse,
eighth chapter of Esther. The
shortest verse is the thirty-fifth verse,
eleventh chapter of St-J-Ohn.
There are len chapters in the hook
ol' Esther in which the words Lord
and God do not occur. Thc eighth,
lifleeulh, twenty-lirst and thirty-first
verses of the one hundred and Seventh
psalm arealike. All the verses ol' the
one hundred and seventh psalm end
alike. The one hundred and seven
teenth psalm contains but two verses,
the one hundred and nineteenth
psalm contains 17<i verses. There are
no words or names ol' more than six
It has also been discovered by some
persons unknown that in .had, third
chapter, third verse, the word girl
occurs, and in the eighth cha pi er ol
Zachariah, tilth verse, the word girls
is mentioned for the only time in the
The eighth chapter ol' Esther, ninth
verse contains fifty-two ts. The word
now aupears twenty-four times in
the Old Testeraient aud three times
in the New
JTJSTICE AT LAST.
The ItiMiiarkahlo Caso of H Womun
Seul Un l'or 'lifo.
The Columbia State ol' last Wednes
day says from out of the portals of
the state, prison will come a woman
tills morning whose pale and furrowed
brow would excite pity in a hart ol
.stone. For the first time in seven
long years she. will wear the garments
that are not striped and breathe the
air of freedom. The thoughts that
are hers in this new sunlight of liber
ty may never be known, but if ever
woman had cause, to curse justice and
hold in high ridicule the majesty of
the highest law it is Mrs. l'hune Hall,
whom the governor has pardoned.
In thc annals of crime there are few
narratives like this woman's and per
haps criminal jurisprudence does not
record a more signal miscarriage of
justice. A little over seven years ago
Watson Hal), a well-to-do fanner and
machinist, was found dead, shot
through Iiis head, in his home near
Mars Bluff in this state. Ile was
scated in a chair erect and a gun stood
near him, evidently placed there to
Indicate that he had committed sui
cide. Tho effort to suggest self-de
struction was futile, however, and the
murderer, Aleck Ferrell, was arrested
and in due time convicted of the
crime and sentenced to life imprison
ment. Mrs. Hall, the dead man's
wife, who also sentenced to life im
prisonment as an accessory before the
fact. There were several wilinesses
against her but none of them teslitied
lo any material point that would have
more than suggested conviction. The
woman, on account of her belief in
the doctrine of "swear not at all,"
being a member of a holiness society,
refused to testify In her own behalf
and allowed herself to bc convicted.
Wedded Soi?'? Divorced Wifo.
Near H ra uk ford, in Smyth county,
Va., lives Wesley Brickley. whose
wife died a number of years ago. His
son Samuel recently obtained a
divorce, whereupon the father toidi
out a license to marry his son's grass
widow. To perform the ceremony,
the services of Rev. Winters London
were engaged. The minister had been
told by someone that it was unlawful
for a man lo marry his daughter-in
law, and it was with some reluctance
tliat he stood before the contracting
parties and paonouneed them man ami
wife. However, he went through
with the ceremony and then shifted to
the other foot anil said: "My friends,
I have been told that it is unlawful
for you to marry, 1 will keep this
license until I learn how that is, and
if it is against the law. I will not call
you married and will return tim
license to tbe clerk marked not exe
cuted.'' Brickey was arrested and his
case is now pending in the county of
Smy 1 h.
Ten Men li 11 lcd.
Ten workmen engaged in making a
tunnel on the Mexican Central's ex
tension at Tuxhara, in the state of
Ja I Isleo, lost their lives in a cave-in
caused by several earthquakes coming
in rapid succession. TUC ti rsl. shock
caused thc falling of interior workings,
and when tbe gang of workmen went
to clear away the debris they were
caught by ii second cave-in, which re
sulted from fresh shocks.
the Expl?sid? of a FdWiler Mill iii
IT WAS FELT FIVE M ?LES AWAY.
M tiny lVnple W?*re Seriously Injured
by li?>lug: lllowii .Almut . tim
riuiiiltng? In Willoh I hey
The extensive plant of the Cieseent
Powder company, at--Canister, l'a.,
was completely wrecked by a series of
four explosions Friday morning- Of
the thirty employes, nine were killed
j outright and all the others were badly
injured by bein? blown about the
j buildings in which they were employ
The dead: Frank McKernan, Ress
Kennedy, George Fay, Andrew ("?arri 1
liice. Charles Ross, William Lyons,
Gi'llseppi Male?, Frank Strass, J ulm
Petrov) n ki.
The ages of the dead ranged from 20
ld 2? years. Seven of them were
Americans and two were Italians.
The list Of in jun d includes Adam
Taggart, of Pittsburg, the superin
tendent of tlic company, who was
found ti ia ousel us in Iiis olllcc by his
wife and was dragged i?iit cf thc burn
ing building by lier ut the peril of lier
'lin: Iii; I rx pl? sion occurred nm-mg
tho material in ibo. mixi ig house
blowing that, bull iiitc ui atoms and
also th slr-y lng tho two punching
houses and the olllcc. Nothing was
left of the structures. Fire arose Iii
the other buildings. The force of
the explosion was felt in towns live
miles away and all houses m thc
locality were damaged. Thc bodies of
the dead are unrecognizable. The
lire at the deserted plant continued
throughout thc day and no person
ventured near the doomed structures,
fearing additional explosions. There
are 2.240 boxes of dynamite stored in
thc buildings and greater calamities
are predicted should another explosion
occur. Terror-stricken farmers and
limestone quarrymen have Hocked Into
the town of Williamsburg for refuge.
The Crescent Powder company sup
plied the powder and dynamite used
in tile large limestone quarries of the
United States Corporation in this
county and is owned by Pittsburg
ca pal isis. There were eleven build
ings in the. plant, of which number
live are still standing. The estimated
value of the plant was $3?,OOO.
STATE SUMMER SCHOOL.
Supt. Marlin (?iv?>8 Scour Add il infini
I II format ion in Keened Thereto.
The Stile of Friday says the State
superintendent of ethical iou. Hon. O.
?. Martin, bas returned from Rltih
tnond when; he attended the great
educational conference. Thursday he
made additional announcement iii re
gard to the Slate Summer school fm
teachers, which will nc held at Win
throp college from .lime 23rd to .liil>
21st. Winthrop is an excellent pl
for such a school because of i'm
splendid equipment, accessible, bina
ries, reading rooms and extensive ac
commodations. Arrangements lia ve
boen made for boarding io thc college
and this gives the South Carolina
Summer schcol quite ail advantage
over some cithers because r.he tea elie is
are conveniently localed and can en
joy belter advantages.
Courses of si miy have been provided
in pedagogy, school supervision, el cti
tionaud ie tding, grammar, literature,
rhetoric, library work, thawing, sight
singing, music, history, georgrajihv,
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, obser
vation work, nature study, botany and
school gardening, manual t raining und
kindergarten principles. Some of the
ablest teachers of thc State and na
tion will take par., in this work and a
large attendance is anticipated.
A special feature of this school will
be a series of addresses by some of the
most elTee ti vc platform speakers avail
able and some work will be done look
ing to tlie educational campaign which
has boen planned for thc summer. A
meeting of county superintendents
and other campaigners will bc held
during the session of the summer
In addition to the regular courses of
work by the teacher students t! ore
will be lectures Intended for such
students as. desire some recreation as
well as work. Quite a humer of teach
ers after a hard years's work do not
desire regular study, hence this ar
Tlie prospectus, giving full an
nouncements, will be Issued as soon as
possible from the olllcc of the superin
tendent ot' ?ducation. County boards
are rapidly making recommendations
as to instructors for thc various enmi
ty summer school's anti as soon as these
arrangements are perfected, the sched
ules will be published.
TIH' litiuiriinmi Purchase.
Mr.. Ch illis M. Harvey gives in the
current World's Work, some amazing
statistics as lo I lie bigness and value
of our middle Wi st anti South-Hie
"Louisiana Purchase" from Napoleon.
The thirteen original slit cover 820,
944 square miks; the purchase cov
ers 87?.O0O square miles. All Klimpe
except Russia and Scandinavia ls only
1,2:17,00" miles. Half a billion dol
lars worth of corn was raised on the
purchase, in IH02, 48 per cent of the
product of the whole country. More
than half the wheat crop and Ii8 per
cent of its oat crop were raised on thi.-i
terri to y. Missouri alone bas moro
people than hail the thirteen colonies
that revolted from liri lan. Colorado,
a part of tlie purchase, alone produc
ed last year *:-!*.000,OOO in gold, moro
than the entire territory of the Unit
ed States bail produced from the. land
ing of Cabot to the strike at Sutler's
mills in 1884. Montana alone has
added $1,000,000,000 to the world's
weal h of metals. The corri yield of
one slate, Iowa, for thc single year
11)02 would nay six times over the
price we. paid Napoleon for fourteen
states or pails ot states and terri
A Fatnl Duel.
A fatal thiel with pistols occurred
across the Tennessee river from
Lamb's ferry, Alabama as a result of
which .1. R. Melford anti F. Osborne
are dead. A quarrel having arisen
between the two. Osborne went to his
honiC nearby and returned with a pis
tol wittel] he emptied. Ile turned to
run, but Melford, mortally wounded,
bred at the lleeing man with deadly
effect. Moth died shortly afterward.
?QR THE LADIES.
fi'..t?ii' J-'iii'ia About r'tigf'kofnohta
'Hint Will Intercut Tlioiii.
Tlie longest engagement on record,
says?he New York World, is 75 yours
aud IL took place in Bohemia, where
engageai nts of 15 and even 20 years
are so coin mon us to cause no remark.
The names of thc wooer and wooed
were respectively Franz Kosuer and
Anna Hen uer and they had bein
c??itlViy eunlhiuoa ly for 75 yeats,
but had repeatedly deferred the bridal
day. At 1 st Krai z bec; me fata ly
di and was married on bis dcaui-bcU
on the uve of bis one hundredth birth
day, the tige of the bride and. widow
In Kusslu long or gage men ts are not
relished by betrothed young men, al
though the ladies usually ute not nt
all averse to them. Indeed, MICK?'
latter not infrequently use all sorts > f
artifices in order to stave o?r the we( -
ding day to as distant a date as pus
sible. Perhaps the custom which
decrees that the Russian bridegroom
elect must send his sweetheart a pres
ent every day, no matter whether the
engagement last for ten week or ton
years, may have something to do with
this anomalous state of affairs.
The regularly recognized length of
a Siamese engagement is exactly mic
n oath. For the bride to ask for an
extension beyond that limit is he id
to savor ol' reprehensible prudery.
Moreover in .Siam, old maids are ti -
known, as all gills many. Tho iva
MU? for tuts is probably tu be ton ntl iu
the low estimation iii which unmar
ried women are held. t'h. y are not
only looked down upon; they are ab
solutely ol no account whatever. As
soon as the marriage ceremony is per
formed, however, the hitherto neglect
ed and despised little female alum be
comes distinctly a "Homebiidy.*' Peo
ple win. would not have deigned to
even recognize lier existence while in
the state bf single "blessedness," now
admit lier willingly to their houses
and even go out of their way to seek
her friendship. Still, it is not until
she has become a mother that she is
held lo have reached ber highest
estate. Then she has attained the
pinnacle of honor, can claim as a
right presentation at court and is ad
dressed bv thc coveted titled of "The
In the Argentine llepublie an en- !
gaged man who dallies beyond a rea
sonable time ere leading his liauce to
tlie altar is heavily tined; that ls If he
is over 20. Moreover, he is not per
mitted by the State after attaining
that age tu enjoy tree the pleasures
of bac lelorhoud, even ' nh hough he
may not lia ve committed lil insult so
far as to have promised marriage to
any maiden, in odier words every
Argentine .lack must,choose his .lill as
soon as he arrives at years of discre
tion. If be fails to do so the penalty
is a payment by thc defattler of ?5 a
month tu the national treasury, and
bins is increased as the years gu by up
to no fewer than S.HU per month.
Only when bellas eel m ra ted his eigh
tieth britbduy, il" he evei d .e.^ so he
held exempt, the legislature probably
regarding him then as a ''hopeless
case" so far as the matrimonial market
ls concerned. There is, however,
even as a young mau, um: loophole ot
escape provided for him. ir he can
prove I nat he Las proposed und beeil
re used three times lu one year he is
held to have,, as lt were, dune his
best, and to have earned immunity.
This rruthi Ab.mt ruske^re.
To the issue of Thursday last of
ih? Washington Post, a lawyer nf
Montgomery, Ala.. Gordon Macdonald,
by nam :, contributed a lung letter in
which ne d ?clare i that the onus ut
such appointment'^ to olllce ol' negroes
that President .11 msc veil has tu.ide.
1 es entirely un Hie shoulder.; bi
Brooker Washington,who instigated
him io regard to them; that the whole
blame fur the tliked to-dcat.h Wu.LO
Mouse dinner is also chi-.: lu ll ....ker
Washington, wno forced himself on
the Chief lO.xocullve'.- hospitality wit h
au eye tu bis own glorification; and
lastly that Hooker Washington's work
at Tuskegee and the influence of that
institution is greatly misunderstood,
not only by the easily gulled North,
but even by many prominent Southern
newspapers. Mr. Mcdonald declares
that dwelling in thc adjoining county
to that in which Tuskegee is situated,
he knows whereof he speaks. That
so far fruin bestowing an "'industrial
education" upon tlie blacks, the in
stitution incites dreams of "social
equality*' both by precept and ex
ample, and turns out ''soft-handed
negro dudes and loafers, who earn a
precarious living by 'craps' and petit
larceny or exist on the hard-earned
wages of cooks and washerwomen
whose affections they have been
enabled lo ensnare," and that the
girls are taught music and paint
ing and "to rustle In tine
dresses tu miserable Imitations of
white women," while their poor old
mothers labor over tub and cook stove
to support them in Idleness. There ls
much more in the letter of au uncom
plimentary nature to Hooker Wash
ington, but what we have quoted is
sutllcient. The Augusta Chronicle
says if Mr. Macdonald's accusations j
are well founded they constitute a
very serious matter and lt is due to
the philanthropists of the North and
those in the South, who with lip and
pei have appladed and encouraged the
work being done at Tuskegee, that
the exact truth should be given lo the
wjrld. In view of Mr. Macdonald's
charges and his standing and reliabili
ty, according to the Post, thc truth
should bc made plain. How that is to
be done thoroughly and satisfactorily,
wc do not pretend to say. It is un
d lUbtcdly a ditllcult undertaking, but
Hooker Washington owes lt lo him
self and his friends and the world at
large to undertake it.
They (Jct $t O.OOO.
A special from Mason city, Pa., says
Agent .loin. Peterson, of the United
States Express company at Britt, forty
miles west the city, was compelled by
two masked and armed men to open
the safe In bis otllce Thursday morn
ing, and permit the robbers to take a
package containing $10,000. They
also secured other packages of money,
and after binding and gagging Peter
son, they escaped. Two traveling
medicinemen have been arrested, but
Peterson was unable to identify them.
The * 10,000 package was registered
and was to lie transferred from the
Milwaukee to the Minneapolis and St.
Paul railway. Mr. Peterson placed
Hie package in the shipping safe, tie
then worked at his desk until a lap
on bis shoulder startled bim and he
turned to be confronted by two revol
vers. The men, arter compelling bim
tb open the safe, tied him and gagged
bim securely and placed bini In a rear
room where bis sun found bim hours
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hot UR Not Fail lo Honor thc Memory
Next Saturday is Memorial Day,
and thc graves of the dead heroes ur
Sou bli Carolina who died rot- lite Con
federacy will he decorated with sweet
Howers by our noble women. Once a
year, for the | aa throe decades, sn s
the Atlanta Journal, tin; people of Um
southern states have observed a diiy
for thc decoration of t he la-1 resting
places of tin: Confederate Incoes, ami
the recital of their valorous deeds.
Anti now thc seasons have again shill- j
cd ut springtime and the ronni s ot |
memory ?ire unscaled on many a g ree ii :
oiii. Amit! the strains ot' maniai'
music, thousands make their way loi
thc lb) wer?; I mounds h MM 'I wich ?
lie tuc heroes of-the som h. Upon;
those mounds they pince their U'jbui?s !
of affection and reverent regard: and
the lonesome grasses are hriglit?'ii'-t)
with fresh fl ov?is. lt is tilting, Lhere
rol e, thal, we should consider for a mo
ment whal this day means, and woy il
is unserved, especially in reference to
thc changed conditions ol this century,
And toe long perspective which now
lies between the present generation
and those who wore thc gray.
Mernot lui day. as it is observed in
the south, is wh it its name implies
a day of memories, lt is not designed
lu kt.ep alive any rend ol' >ee!i nal
issue. IL is reverent an I retrospective.
The c iiilriiversy which urged these
dead soldiers to I iv flown i heir lives
for their cou ti ley has in.cn buried wi iii
them: a.id ihe.-.ilcnt nioooliths whie i
ttiA'ci heilvenw.iod whore they icsiaiv
sy in hols o f p 'ac.*, int nf vv.ir. Mem ii I,tl
div stands ?or,all that vv.is hes?, mri
all that is liest, In inc souih ol Un'
past, and of the. pr?sent. Tuc siiun;
spirit which impelled Suiuewuh .1 iek
son. ?md ;it whose hid ling the s .' nd
of Lee dished fm.p. lus seal ?ha rd,
live* in the south today, changed only
?is tu bujeet--thc guiding star of that
region where patriotism never dies neu
The men who como from Appomat
tox, and their sons, lilted the south
out of its ruins and rebuilt it into
more than its ancient opulence. This
task was not interior tn the one which
lay before them when they marched
out in 18(11. If it was less perilous 'l
was more tedious. It called for all 'ne
resolution, ali the moral courage, all
thc faith, hope and energy which
could he su m tunned hy the linest Ango
Saxon stock which the world has ever
known. Patiently uncomplainingly,
they rebuilt, replanted, and have since
rel?ir vested. Of such liber were the
people who fought for home rule in
tile south. Of sucii a force and purity
was the spirit which led forward those
who sleep today around lite soldier s
monuments, lt is this spirit, devoid
of sectional si rife or issue, which In
form the observance of Memorial day.
To remember, lo reverence, and to re
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who decorate the soldiers' graves and
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Hut In this burying of sectional
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lcd hy rehel chiefs, remain locked up
in those distorted .sectional histories,
where they helong. With the mere
abstract merits of thc controversy,
Memorial day and the generation
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between sovereign and Independent
states, is a proposition which those
wini decorate the graves of southern
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