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BENNETTS VILLE, S. C., Mft)AY, NOVEMBER 13, 1903.
ld be :
ember number of Frank
pular Montbly appears an
ltled "The National Lobby
gton" and written by the
rbis article should be read
American citizen. Although
any it may seem that the authors
billa ariticle have made startling re
velations, with all the seriousness of
the situation as they have described it,
the half bas not been told.
In the beginning, the authors of
"The National- Lobby at Washing
ton," explains that there exists a
profound Impression lhat someting is
wrong with the basic principles of our
governmenfras it has been adminis
tered for a decade." This impression,
the authors attribute to "the robhery
of the treasury through bribery,
blackmail and petty larceny in the
postotllce department; the illegal ab
sorption of public lands with the sus
pected connivance of officials now re
moved and of members of congress
still in office; the defalcation of the
department of justice and in the o ill ce
of the commissioners of the District of
Columbia; the interest of congressmen
and senators in glove and tombstone
It is pointed out that as a matter of
fact, the congress of the United States
is its own lobby; that in nine cases out
of ten the lobbyist sits in the senate
with hiB state behind bim or in the
house of reprerentatives with bis dis
trict and his senator behind him; that
In nine cases out of ten the senatorial
or representative lobbyist acts and
speaks for some great corporation
which is socking some vast special
privilege which is antagonistic to pub
lic interests and to which it has po
moral right. In the opinion of these
authors the great curse of national
legislation is the campaign contribu
tion. Upon the campaign contribu
tion is placed tbe responsibility for
tBe growth of new system whereby
congress Vi its own lobby. It is point
ed out that in presidential or con
gressional elections the great corpora
tions pick the candidates and the party
to whom they feel they can look for
?favors; then they contribute enormous
sums to carry the election.
"Frequently," say the authors, "a
definite bargain is made with the
national committee that something
shall be done or another one not done.
It ls a cold matter of business. Com
prntn.\ _. ..._:icb "has built up
vast fortunes in a generation or two
like those of the Standard Oil crowd
or of Carnegie's toterle of young men,
can usually pick a winner or make a
winner in a national campaign. It
did so in 1888, when it turned its
back on Cleveland and contributed to
the Harrison fund for M. S. Quay to
spend. Again it did so in 1892, when
it. switched from Harrison back to
Cleveland and gave the millions to
William C. Whitney and Don M.
Dickinson with which they swept the
country. It could not choose in 189G
and in 1900 because William J. Bryan
was running for president on a plat
form which made the corporations
quake, so Commercial Acumen emp
tied a Bum equal to a king's ransom at1
the feet of Marcus A. Hanna at the I
behest of such men as Cornelius N. j
Bliss; Senator Aldrich, Senator Alli
son, and Senator Quay." And io Is ex
plained by the authors that "the
great interests which contributed iu
these four campaigns got what they
An Interesting feature of ''The
National Lobby at Washington" relates
to the part played by a number of
conspicuous senators. Senator Nelson
W Aldrich of Ithode island is credited
with being the most important man
in the senate. It is said that Sena
tor Aldrich represents more great in
terests than any other man in con
gress, being the representar,!ve of the
J?ockenfellers, the Morgans, the James
J. Hills, the E. H. Harri mans, the
W. K. Vanderbilts, the Schwabs, thc
Carnegie, the Armours, the Swift;.,
and the Cramps. It is admitted that
the list of interests that Senator Ald
rich serves with his voice and his ip
Jluence is two long to priot io ah arti
.cle of limited scope, lt is, however,
pointed out that Senator Aldrich
represents the Standard Oil Company.
It is explained that thc term "Stand
ard Oil company" as here osed de
scribes all the enterprises in which
John D. Rockefeller has united the
greatest aggregation of capital in the
world. It ls shown that in the pro
posed currency legislation Senator
.Aldrich represents the Standard Oil
igroup and the J. Pierpont Morgan
group, and that as the servant of these
interests when congress meets, he wilt
.be found pressing to permit the tem
porary in?ki?on of the currency so it
may meet the demand which may ho
made upon it every time the specula
tors in Wall street expand prices.
Mr. Aldrich is further referred toas
the servant of the sugar trust, of
the steel trust, of the beef trust
and of the anthracite coal trust. Next
to Senator Aldrich iu point of influ
ence as the friend of great combina
tions of capital is Senator lianna, ac
cording to the authors of "The Na
tional Lobby at Washington." lt is
?aid that in the capacity of chairman
of the republican natloual committee
Mr. Hanna "collected in 1890 for the
.election of McKinley the largest cam
paign fund ever spent In the United
. States. Again in 1900, he collected
an enormous sum. This money came
mostly from the trusts, the great ri
xiancial institutions and protected
manufacturers. With blicke contri
butions came responsibilities for Sen
ator Hanna. Not onu of the moo who
gave their money gave it solely to en
sure their property against the laws
which they feared if Bryan 'were
elected. They all demanded some
First of all, they wanted a high pro
tective tariff and tills they got in thc
Dingly bill. Rockefeller, Morgan, Hill,
Hardman, all wanted to bc let aloue
&Dd permitted to go on with their
;^v^; H~ OrlscOm wanted a ship.
'dea which capital de
y Epa ali things was that which
i SBTthe broadening of tho Sher
flSSHTtl-trust law. , Senator Hanna
Hpk cmphatio ground that there
Bjnould be no more anti-trust legisla
tion. In this position ho had the
hearty support of the old gaurd In the
senate, consisting of Aldrich, Spooner
of Wisconsin, Quay of Pennsylvania,
Allison of Io wo, Elklna of West Vir
ginia, Foraker of Ohio, and Fairbanks
of Indiana. All of these men can be
classed as defenders of trusts and
when they unite, they can dominate
Accompanying this Interesting
artlole are several pictures of senators
and above each picture ls a brief and
Interesting description of the man.'
For instance,, over Senator Aldrich's
picture that gentleman ls described
as "the most potent influence in the
senate and die prime mover tn legisla
tion favorable to corporations."
Senator Quay ts described as "leader
in the flgbt against restricted im
migration on behalf of the foreign
Senator Elkins IB introduced as the
gentleman "who promoted the agree
ment between the sugar trust and
Senator Gorman who later became
leader of the beet sugar lobby."
Senator Millard is referred to as
"the strong friend of tho beet sugar
trust and also a mainstay of the Union
Senator Dietrich is called "one of
the foremost upholders of beet sugar
and protector of the usurpation of
Congressman Babcock ls referred to
as "the spokesman for the brewing in
Of Congressman Wadsworth; it is
said: "Sent to congress from agri
cultural district, but the chief repre
sentative of the -oleomargarine indus
Senator Burrowa 1B referred to as
"one of the leaders of the beet sugar
lobby and violently opposed to re
ciprocity with Cuba."
It ls explained that "most of the
senators who are engaged in shielding
the trust and corporations that have
so long dominated congress were above
the suspicion that they do it fur pay;
tbat most of them are millionaires in
their own right; that while they are
actually the servants of the trusts,
they are parts of the trusts."
There are many people to whom the
statements of the authors of "The
National Lobby at Washington," are
not revelations and yet lt may not bc
doubled that there are thousands of
others, particularly among the rank
and file of the republican party, who
really imagine that the Aid riches, the
Mannas and the Burrows are states
men who are greatly concerned for the
public welfare. To those who have
been really ignorant on this subject")
the article in Leslie's Monthly will
provide food for serious thought.
~ Can the American people expect'
honest representation at the lands of
their publio ollluials when the trust
are permitted to choose those officials?
ls it not humiliating to the Ameri
can citizen when he is told that the
men who are presumed to represent
public interests are, in fact, the repre
sentatives of special Interests? The
One SOT Kills Another.
A dispatch from Swansea, Lexing
ton County, to the State says on Sun
day evening, Nov. 1, two negro boys
got Into a difficulty near the Red Sandy
Bun, Lexington county. Campbell
Speaks Bhot. and killed Perry Issac.
Speaks left for parts unknown. He is
about 17 or 18 years old, black, about 5
feet high,of heavy build, full eyes; lisps
when he talks. It appears that there
was no occasion for thc killing. The
boy Speaks bought a pistol Saturday
before the killing and said he was ?
going to get a man with it, which he ?
proceeded to do. Thc affair occurred .
In an Isolated section, some ll) or 12 i
miles from a trial justice. Efforts wi ii ?
be made to capture him. When last i
seen Speaks was going inwards Co - .
lumbla. He had been working -v. tim
summer at Stewart's rock (?oany or .
thc quarry at Ca y ces, aeross Lin* river. !
The father of the rictiro was lhere '
Wednesday to we!, a coul? uno a
magistrate to hold c'.'fi !ivp:csj.
Molt l.ivrf. j
Berry Joh h VJ* i a ne^ro, was iskf-ji j
'rora jail al Lake VWaKP. f-'ia., as .yA,n
Tjesday by a n:o ? a.v.l ;i%.'.-.;-ei in Luc* I
i centre o* tne lowti. T?:?aoi 'o'?wvvr/',
l ? fight bvtwoci. thc whites ah?' '..iaci:s '
j eariy in the day in W.O?C J ran?,". ,Vu-j
i deroon wa*? jcir-rd and ':. vr;?I '.<.>.. ?, i\
\ lawyer ?rcin Lit-lie ?loiri , ?u.d v-z?ra- ;
?others weK* w.-.o.-dc". Oo^irj}.; L':??
j row, '.t :.s claimed. Ki. Coiena?j, ai
j negro, began s!>?>.n >./, whi?j? .lega;"? ii j
I fusilado. Y? ..?<;?< c was ovvr I i;e Oci '? ,
'and wu?in.ed wevi' ?* . . ii; j. OuV-nai? :
i ?od with a posse lr, fi? '-. ..?.;, Joh/'/ ., 1
? was lock< (' hp. \;;e;i)r -? rah '''..'i 1
and a niass .??M?e ?.ir y" ._.* ci''??ns rta4.]
i heid. at which o--serva..'.tn* ...* aw' was
I u*g(jd hy a'a-'j'c o.m.:. -. Ti-- future
cioii'ih'e r.w!?cd to fie .-.'?h i??terr<i:?
! down b;.<c oo.;os, securer" J t>?,sor; aar;
! and har.ge<: birt?.
? New MOM?.il?\?f ftftlf iM.O'iice.
j A s pee-a decalco **Q\\i A/'dersoi;
I lo The Slate says ii?? 'f>gr.,?>s ia;
. a oct s??;po.* yVc'h;<*dr?y sdgoi m
. Si ?ncwa? ?Vatrico s place, '"iir .?>"?/.
;aboye Vir ?ji?jv ap?? o' coo?'sc a SK'5 /?
?r.g s?.Taj.c I:a)ti piricc. O.ie ? .?"...i?,
whose oa ne co..:? hot !'0 :eavi'<v'i. was
' prothoiii.'g tho f??t?vi.?cs with a
j p)sto!, Mc '>i:l' 1 WO S*'dl.S \V*.ic ? \\(UIV
v>'.id. I;?:i ii.o i-':'ir?.i '?.?"ci; plowsr? ;is
?way ihri?Ugh J?m litchis'c?.???.*. a.?if?
1 r.hu.i wer t JJ.; ;?iid r.Uoo.: Hi .V.?O
lin thc nvjui.'.'. ? .*'<.... eaog-ii. tho
i bullet bc tween M ns teeto sipf.vspaj. ?i
! out or? the ^T'-'und. Ise?tiiO'* o< Liv;
1 negree:? is badly Saft?. ..<?; i;hp ri?jU??
: was bal Le red i'i?o?' .a 'l semblance ?!
: its orgina' shape.
I ~ A (HUI ?iU\t).
. Tiic Columbia S? ale saj.s a M'?mir.
? aino shipped hi? huv?gy <'ve>- Lee Mis
souri, Kar.si.s and Texas r.vlway t?-a
i point six tiiUes distant nod L?soo ??o
?and his wife decided lo 'ido in the
'buggy. The freight ira-.? was V,:
j boura making the trip, tho doors \virt.
I locKfcd, v.heie was no heat., the weuthe:'
i was cold and the two .shippers almc.ii;
? froze to dear h. Tiley aro ?mw suing
i thc railroad company for $'1.000 da.n
lages. They will get thc money-If
j Missouri juries arc in tho business of
holding np railroads.
j TAMMANY WINS, - I
Greater New York. Goes Democratic
A GREAT DEMONSTRATION.
McClellan In Klee toil Mayor by
Seventy Thousand Majority
and the Result, is Con
After a remarkable campaign in
which there was " uulted against him
nearly all of the newspapers and
practically every minister of religion
in the city, George B. McClellan, son
of the Civil war general, was Tuesday,
3rd instant, elected tblrd mayor of
Greater New York over Seth Low,
Fusionist, the present mayor, by the
large plurality of 70,000.
Edward M. Grout was elected comp
troller and Charles V. Fornes presi
dent of the board nf aldermen. These
two men were originally on the Fusion
ticket and were endorsed by Tam
many, whereupon the Fusionists took
their names from the Low ballots and
nominated other candidates. It was
the nomination of Grout and Fornes
by Tammany that caused Hugh Mc
Laughlin, the veteran leader of the
Kings county Democracy, to bolt and
declare that he would not support
men who were not Democrats. In
spite of this defection, however, Mc
Clellan, Grout and Fornes carried
Kings county. The management of
their campaign there was taken over
by State Senator Patrick H.McCarren,
when McLaughlin refused his aid.
NOT IN IT.
A surprise was the small vote for
Wm. S. Devery, former chief of police,
who ran on an independent ticket,
which was given practically no sup
port. This result shows a tremend
ous change in public sentiment since
Mayor Low's election two years ago,
when he won by 31,032. At that
time he carried all the boroughs but
Queens, his plurality in Manhattan
and the Bronx being 5,003 in Brooklyn
25,707, and in Richmond 703. In
Queens, Shepard, Democrat, had a
plurality of 561.
Wednesday McClellan carried Man
hattan and the Bronx by about 58,
000, a gain" of 04,000; Brooklyn by
about 0,000, a gain of 31,000, and
Queens by about 5,000 a gain of more
than 4,"000. This noakes a total net
gain for McClellan of about 103,000,
as compared with Shepard's vote of
two years ago.
Low carried only one borough
Richmond -by about 200 votes.
The result was known early and at
8.15 Mayor Low sent a telegram of
congratulation to Col. McClellan.
It was as follows:
"I congratulate you on your elec
tion. If I can be'of service Co you
pray command me. Seth Low."
The mayor then said: "I think
that the telegram sums up all that I
have to say tonight."
Col. McClellan, who is at present a
member of congress, made the follow
*'I am deeply grateful to my fellow
citizens for their conlidence in me. I
renew the promises which I made be
fore the election.
"I have no bitterness of feeling fur
"I shall go at once to Washington
to prepare fur the extraordinary ses
sion and as soon as the question of
Cuban reciprocity is disposed of I shall
turn my attention to the affairs of
"I invite the cooperation of every
citizen, whether be supported me or
not and regardless of Ills political
views in the advancement of the city's
' This victory shot) tri encourage and
uuii.e all Democrats for tue picsi'len
liai contest io liPj-J."
TUE TAMJI??IY I.E.*.par
charlos. F. Murphy, the :eadcr of
Tammany tia!:, 3t?hi: ..Tye '"gores!
tpvarf tor tho infiel yes aol t-?e oe?'pie j
.ir.ve Kpokep* Of coarse we ure pitas- !
cc ar L.'o result, i-- r."_:irs r.iit ?he j
scares WA gave. If vhf: e:cci,;n? had j
?>:oh a w'.ok ''urvWor '.Tiii ol ..".ncc-j I
.'. i; thar. D.vu'y wohl.1 lave polUi?] a I
h>-.:*,- vote than Low."
IM ?en ?'O'IOP Cuttin?f, at lue Ci t1
/.i?sja ihi?iKi :.iea0>iua?Ler-M gave ont ?\
.;ca?cmrt?ii) hi wi fco oe oxpross-v1 ,
ast..>i)>s!*.oc?yi? ?iver .v?o a*..:>.;?.. a?.?..! iii-. \
' c'le' ii'??f. Sic5ifi p?ft?sari ;t.?tr:niiscra
i.i'j.. w ).'..:) Mr. Vj:;(.;. ?'lari proposes
ca?) bot >..);?. in jain ?he 'ivan lari sec oy
iieii>iw"iM?, -i:', says, the Ci-lions
if??Vnj w'.'f - txSny ?o.v?r io preparo;;.;
R..-' I.'?C r?: i, o'o.o.'o i. I'.; ;-? p ir.s Ji.c1
e'1 v ?iii. so'vlco. wit' : o rc | o', red a?,
tittil cit.: :.
.*.:?...' 4 P?j.'-',CSA',> .i'?-TB.
VV.'w? '' >o. rr si...-v i. 'c; io at police
Stnacj.j.iariiC'S wav:.: *-g the .'et.iros |
AMS l.?is'wicw -A t c.i'ney vier'.me. Wi,co j
j:?e e eci.i- <> oT McC .-. :ai: ?vas assured j
.'ir. .loroTO was a ..; ; : M. re inn! any-1
u?'ihg iv.? r>ay. "?Sii* a ?uW?rt? doue.1'
y Mix i ?owe ve?, a s'cacemcot
\vi 'e1' .?ci. >'2'?A'? ' afire L-iw was ii?i
.'rtn*??wCi? in win*: .' :-e f-.aif.? t.oat one
oayi- :f aojo wt'iaird, woeJ'J ??o
iv.:ii.ei? hy a ma/w oy o* fro/r 25:?ou
i ? doti wa*: s i? wi' io .tim.
;i'j'tfai. wa'; ar.y cai.r ..;:d.<.ni.'nii o"
?oe c??,"''lii.iii".,?;.;' ?ie sa-d, "out w'ie:? ?
? 'o. ? L IO '%\i'? ry :;iN?:it:ct? rc jod:.;
ro-it v. as .fiZ?. io siii?p?y resolved
?i>.rii* h'io a .p-e.s-.iioi ur Wiiotucr yo?'
ii .'.ii o'-i.'-i.a ma?\*'iri prirc-pit
'?.J he r; ,\r--'t>l iv an .Mili?v?i.iie
A III...ul. 1-?PHi'j \ 'I I? AM.
.> .r??? roi!-; i.p bo thc A-.i t? b'..i-?es
??.MC r.'.-i.? s>> J' o* ; i.-., Okla.;
\Vo."Voe:.?ay . ?;-.-"o- ami.?.,? I ac?) k?.??i
Ms. A .'.if'?. .i:o iv?: m. in; iih'e? l?a.,',
ard wo;;,.?'.cd Miw. Attics, Jil yea;?G'd.
a diirijs 'tfci' i?y'sin?11.1 hw io bi**2
si'O?: dor. Tile ii;-sa:,.u'L .':r?.t forced
.'..)"".:* A'ocsao? .l.Mi-k.?'vi' into tho r.e'
y,i*i al ti'.c }iui ii i of a pisco?. T>ty
.can1 a Slioi anil rao lo the head o'
thc. Mini?nid found thai. Mrs. Ao>es
i'sifl 'iv.cn k i'd ed. Jack-on was next
\?i'C?\ Tilt yoifug woman fell with a
bullet, io he- sliouider. bul. when uer
assailant went lo Jie ce.'iar and shot
Jacksoo again.she regained t?onscious
ness and can to the neighbors. Sile
.says thc stranger wa? a young man.
There is no known motive. Several
otneers aro in pursuit of him. "j
xaJLK A BCKN? l^^A PJtAYi*^'^!"
A Man Killed In a Saloon Whl?o lin
ItatinfC te Xragedjr,
In illustrating a play frora--Wbich;
he had just returned William ^ra?.?i'
Btabhed and fatally wounded 'Thom?s:
Barrett In H. J. MoMullen's saloon^
150 Franklin street, Brooklyn; "last
week. He then walked to the nearest ;
police station and surrendered himself^
saying: "I have killed my .best
Fraser ls 40 years old and Barrett
The two men attended the theater; ?
together and after the performance! -
went to McMullen's saloon, where
they were well known. About 18'med.
were in the saloon at tho time, and; j
Fraser and Barrett began illustrating
the most exciting features of the per-:1
formance which they had seen.
"The villian walked up to a' man,",
said Barrett, approaching Fraser.
"Then he raised his hand like this.
He had a long dagger and he brought} I
it down and stabbed the fellow '
through the heart."
"That's what bo did all right," said
Fraser, "but you didn't show the'
exact way 'twas done. Now here," he
continued ai the men in the saloon,
gathered around the pair. "Suppos?
lng you are the man that was killed 1
and I am the villain. First I pick up '
this here butcher knife from the free'
lunch counter. That's to make lt seem
more real. Now, then, you are in my
power. 1 have you where we are alone.
As he said this Fraser brought the
knife down toward Barrett's left side
and at the same moment the young
man, at make the illustration more
dramatic, sprang forward as if to re-:
slst the attack. In doing so he lunged
against the knife and it penetrated
h?s left side just below the heart.
With a scream of agony he fell to
the door. Those in the saloon fled to
the street, panlcstricken. Frasir
followed them and disappeared. While
the police arrived Barrett was uncon
scious. He was taken to the Eastern.
District hospital, where he died.
Au U?ly Affair.
A fatal elcctlou row occurred in an
election booth at Fair veiw, in Scott
county, Virginia, Tuesday. Two men
were killed, one other fatally injured,
and one seriously. The dead: John
Osborne, Ezekiel NickelB. Wounded:
J. H. Catron shot through the neck:
will die. Alexander Keys, shot in the .
right hip. The trouble arose over ob:
jections being made to O. P. Roller;
serving as a Republican judge. Roller,
it is claimed, had been selected by
Democratic election commisioners for
services. Osborne and Nickels, the.
two dead men, were Democratic
judges and were brought into the
quarrel on account of their official cor?
nection with the election. It is h.
lleved that Cat?n fir?d the sh?t th?,
killed Osborne and Nicicelp. The two1
men who were killed ; shot Catron '
(iuUl Brick AliHBiiifT.
If any one .should find a gold brick,
of the value of $23,000 lying around1
loose, a reward of 35,000 will be paid
for its return to the manager of the
Union passenger depot, Detroit Mich
igao. On March 18th a gold brick
valued at $23.000, which was being
shipped by the Pacific Express Com
pany, was stolen from the union depot
in Detroit, Miciiigan. Thc bar -was
carefully guarded and its disappear
ance was a deep mystery. . Pinkerton
detectives ?sore engaged and oilicers
all over tue world were pul on the
lookout fo?" the oas*. A reward 6f $5,
OOo '.vas offered, yet the h ri ole of ^okl
is rni.i>ii??. 'ide Pinkerton force is
now making redoubled oiforts to ?nd
A H\>ol!nri Mui'ier** Crinia.
'"Lookout. I'iJ shoot baby,'" cried j
..Tri,. Tuornas /int, o? Valdusta, Ca.,
ta ?. froi.e will? uer year-old child on
Path'rtfayi itt tue same tim? pulnc-ing
at the w.:iy an oi.l parlor riri?, that
had ::een laid aro?u-.i She house sinc2
Cbcistrras. ?Pho ciiild 'aug:?erl in t'ecj:
:j;it ir 3n ?osttatib there twas au explo
sor a*ni a scieani o? paio from bile
na'oy and ahothur ';crc;uo of horror
from Lin .L'ot.js.". The Guild lingered
..? 9-?>n.jf nittil Thursday hibi'tiiiig.
WOP 1? died. M-.1-.. Ham. ls ?raul?c
-.vii>^ ?rief alic' dviHiiuices hui'iv??f as a
Li'tr'.lci'M^:;, uh?.iiK'u ii is conceded tuat
J.i'O 3:?0 'th'.\ wa. LtccidoiibaL
r>'M.H)Cl*A(/C iflltlK^ Killed.
in a pii>c?.'l dj'oi iv' Hid ivt'ii.s place
'.T the ::ui..> oiccinui or the i?hoV<?i?fcb
?. L Ti 13 ."i'-.uii V:* J and Giee'i iua'ooiW,
Cou.kviii .. !%;/.. T"iu Jvi'ny, tuc Dcmo
fclr.fci?: iii'.'', wa-. Tuesday ?hot
,.'-<x.,\u-< nit'-: i.'ea'l i'.oil p?o?iahly filially
v?iMii'lcd ?y J.' 'O'i Ki'ij?'iv, t:-ut iie
oii'ilii'.v.K ..i- Wai. ."Mt.??'ii-., u.io
?Vip.?:?iica?' Jut':-'-'; was cro??i'C the
s..r-::v th.0i)t'?: oho ii'j'ls wiai JCiloy
op n?f'i I?rc -ji. iii-ii. .laco'i .Kriiicr,
MI.: it 'i>u:.li'M' sharif? wini wa? ioskiii
uv votiffc t;l - 'i says he ?.oiioved ?liii?
*"ifiveii0' ('i-.', w.is a'>>ut i-?" oe fc?J'oi)
?'..id a )y:~.nit} ?rs na ??iley. ?Crij?er
was su'-is?iiueutiy i'oicaso.'l on $;">0u
A ?''Mi C'VKIIO l??-,.i>;<:d.
Sap A?.ans, a, you? 13 negro.
?rirr.?haUy .visawitod^ Mrs. .Peter
?' ucla . me ac I'.t*;s Cirisoian. Miss.,
"'. ..rsday. 'ti mo 'O'.sc the horses
* .'d.'V: >>r.r CR/'iau'O iV"iiO ?'l\? WaSStrOil
a'v wi?i? .liirs'j and cnild and
? f<:<, \r !co:s\ ?io-: companions under
p-ctc: so o' >x'cu?'>iig tue an ni mais.
f ?'e e.tC'ip.?.d, -,oi wai capuired and a
.ii-.-t J.'J-IJC Kim fr.,;n the jail, which
i>i?;M?i?vr:1ed 'jy armed men as a
rr'.ce.: sn\ . and uangeu iiiixi Lo a uiec. j
".".i". iA'u&rs iotenderl taking ulm co'
Miss&s'jvp' (J?t<y 'or :?ife Keeping, but;
L'J? a venders v/ori. too numerous and
A Si>.d f JOSS?
Abandoned by '.-or liUshand ten days
a/o and appareot/y crazed by anxiety,
Mrs. Susie. Abrains, of New York, has
Jumper) ?rom a window of her rooms!
in an J'iast Fourth street teucment.
Sile died instantly, lier ten-year-old
daughter was with lier when she
threw open Mic window. When the
child realized what her mother was
ah?uc Lo do she grasped her skirts and
exerted her utmost strength, but tho
frantic woman beat her off and leaped
out. Neighbors found tho child on
the sidewalk, crying over the dead
I IN AN OPEN BOAT
% Boy Drifted Over Five Hundred
.;. ' Milea on the Ocean,
B?T WA8 RESCUED AT LA8T.J
Ho Was Neax ly Starved to Death
5 When Picked Up Off tho
6 ' -
Coast of Georgia by a ?
H Off the coast of Georgia the etea
hier El Dorado, hound from Galves
ton to Now York, last/week picked up
by accident an open Cuban fishing
boaCa dying boy and a story of Monte
Cristo improbability. The story, as
told by the New York World, is
bourne: out by indisputable evidence,
the boy is now In a hospital tn New
York and the boat is on board tbe El
Dorado. Here is the story as told by
i The sole occupant of the boat, Jose
.Vega, a twelve-year-old waif of
Havana, had drifted in the "canoa,"
as the Cubans term this type of ves
sel, from Cuba to the waters ol' the
United States. The distance of the
drift had been 520 miles, the time six
days--for the Gulf stream sweeps
things along at the rate of eighty
miles a day-and the boy during this
interval had been without food or
drink, Capt. C. D. Prescott, El Do
rado, calls it the most remarkable
drift within his knowledge.
GARMENTS DIS ONLY FOOD.
; When the boy started involuntarily
from Havana op bis trip through the
Florida Straits he wore a pair of
trousers and a red shirt. Capt. Pres
cott found him "with only a ranged
remnant of the trousers. In his per
ishing hunger the castaway had eaten
his garments. He had also tried to
quench an agonizing thirst with salt
water, which had made him delirious,
abd caused his lips to swell and crack
and his eyes and skin to become in
flamed. The brown skin of the Cuban
boy peeled oil in patches, his black
hair had been bleached a yellow brown
aud his budy had wasted to a skele
After the rescue the blt of human
flotsam revived, under the skilful
treatment of Capt. Prescott, with
-wonderful rapidity. He was picked
up on August 10. After he was taken
to St. Vincent's hospital, Jose, who
speaks only Spanish, was able to tell
his story, which he interrupted with
constant appeals for food. The doc
tora would allow only a little beef
juice, broth and ice-cream. When his
nurse gave him the ice-cream his dark
eyes lighted up, bis face broke into
smiles . and he said: - "Mantecado
*?rlel". (cold ice-cream.) Thereafter
ftep.t, calling; in.Spanish ipr '.'More
CASTAWAY TELLS HIS STORY.
Jose is a bright boy-a Cu??u of tb?
Havana streets. This ls his story as
he told it, while lying on his cot in
the hospital, to a World reporter:
"My name is Jose Vega. My father
I do not remember. His name was
Andres Vega, ne was a fisherman
and the canoa' belonged to bim. My
father sold the boat to a Chinaman
and went to the war.
"My father was a Spanish volun
teer. He was killed in a tight with
the Cubans at Rincon, near Havana.
My mother, Luizsa Fernandez, lived
until after the end of the war. I
went to school for three months be
fore my mother died, but since her
daath 1 have not had to go to school.
"I have a married sister, about
twenty years old, but she lives in
Mexico. I have no home. I don't
have to work. 1 sleep out of doors,
sometimes in a boat, sometimes in a
box and sometimes under a shack.
'"Friends give me a bowl of soup,
or some rice.and chicken or a piece of
bread, sometimes, and again I go
hungry. There is always plenty of
fruit and 1 can always lind bananas,
if nothing else.
"Sebastian is another boy with
whom I play in the streets and about
che water. Sebastian is a good swim
mer and I can swim a little.
' 'OUT AND OUT FltOil THE LAND." j
"I and Sebastian borrowed my fath
er's boao from the Chinaman. The
Gui naman let us take it on the day
th?ii I kept going out and out from
ul ie land.
"We leak the 'canoa' and went
swimming off the Heina Battery of
Havana. A breeze came up hard and
..ii med the boat over. Sebastian
sv7?tu) ashore, leaving me by the boat.
! tried to manage the boat, but could
bo??. After a while I turned it right
sida oxer and got In.
"The boat kept going more out,
more out. and 1 could do nothing.
Once 1 jumped out and started to
swim toward thc shore, but it was too
.far away. Then I swam back to the
"I had lost thc oar. Thc other
fellow had left me and 1 could not
manage lt alone.
"1 went to sleep that night and I
wasu't hungry at first. Next day the
sun was burning. 1 got hungry, but
there was nothing to eat, and I was
thjr.sty, but there was nothing to
"1 kept getting worse and worse,
and by and by I didn't remember
much. 1 don't remember what day I
went swimming off the Reina Battery,
but lt was as much as six days ago.
'"When I got so thirsty that I
couldn't wait any longer I drank salt
watnr, When t he Rim humed me so
bad I would drop over the 'canoa' and
hang down in the water on the shady
side of the boat as much as I could.
SAVED HY FI HST SniP HE BAW.
"I got KO hungry that first I ate my
shirt and then 1 ate a part of my
trousers. I never saw any land after
that first night, and the ship that
save me was the first I saw."
After drifting through the Straits
of Florda, by the Florida Keys and
by the Great Bahamas, swept north
ward by the friendly Gulf Stream, El
Dorado steamed in the lad's way.
This part of tho story was told by
Captain Preston, of the Morgan liner.
"Itwa8 about 4 p. m., on August
10, and we were in latitude 30.51 and
longitude 79.32," he said. "It was aa
hot a day as evei I remember, the s ia
lay in a dead calm and the sun scorch
! ed the dook with such force that we
had to keep under.the awnings. I
heard the lookout call out, Small
boat off tho s ta rb oat bow!' About a -
mile off there lay a little open dug-out,
apparently empty'. . , .;?->:
"We'll run up close to her and see
what she has aboard," I said. The ,
quarter mater laughed, remarking that
lt would bea waste of time. I or
dered the course changed, and he put ,
the wheel over. Within half a milo
of the dug-out I saw raised above the i
gunwale a head and knew that some
body was aboard.
"As the steamer rounded to and \
ran past the boy raised himself and (
weakly waved his hands. I ordered
Second Officer Van Beek, with two |
Bailors, away In a boat. When they ,
reached the dug-out the boy bad dis- ,
appeared. They found him up to his ,
neck in the saltwater. He was cling- .
lng to the gunwale and screaming ?
I with main pain as the salt ate Intu ?
j his blistered skin and swollen flesh.
RESCUE OF THE BOY.
"Sticking up In the boat was a
small crotched stick with some tieh
Hoes,- without books, wound around
it. . That was all the boy had for a
signal of distress. The boy was com
pletely naked with the exception of a
torn piece of a pair of pantaloons.
His body was so blistered Mi at I
should' have thought he would have
drowned himself on account of the
"When Mr. Van Beek brought the
boy aboard be fell to the deck in a
faint. 1 took him to my own room
and gave him some water and, after a
while, as much food as 1 thought he
ought to have. If you could have"
seen him eat you would not have
thought there was anything the mat
ter with him, but he has been more
or less delirious ever since he came on
The boat, wh?'h Captain Prescott
will keep asa souvenir, ls very old.
It is 14 feet lung, 3 feet 4 inches wide
at the broadest part and is scooped
out of a an Immense Cuban tree. On
each side of the stern Is the name
"Relamnco (skylight.) On the bow
is the registry number in the Havana
office of fisheries records, "F. 2,340."
t'!?!" refers to the folio of the records.
"How do you like New York?" lit
tle Jose was asked.
"1 like lt very, yery much," he re
plied. "I should like to stay he$e
and go to school, and when I grow up
I should like to be a sailor."
The sister in charge of the ward
wound up a large music box. Jose
forgot the pain in his legs. He
laughed, shut his eyes and, maybe,
dreamed that he was in heaven.-New
Nc?rocB at the ?imcnuiun. '
One night last week President and ,
Mrs. Roosevelt entertained at the <
White House^the enlisted men of the 1
dispatch boats Mayflower and Sylph, )
which had been employed during the I
summer as private yachts for the J
President and his family. Among k
tljp. party were several colored men, 1
who are members of the crews, and c
their presence has excited considerable 4
remark, in view of the criticism which ;
attached to the President's entertain- '
lng Booker Washington in the early J
days of his administration. The 1
sailors were presented to the Presi
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt in the east
room, each one being introduced to
the chief executive and his wife. (
Tho Earth Trembles. .
A dispatch from Memphis, Tenn., \
says two distinct earthquake shocks <
were felt there Friday. There was I
no damage In Memphis or vicinity, 1
but occupants of office buildings made
hasty exits. Many buildings swayed 1
and in the Business Men's club the ;
chandeliers were broken. In tbe
largest office buildings the ?bock 1
were especially noticeable and caused
consternation among the tenants.
Reports from surrounding towns tell
of the shocks, but no serious damage
was caused. The vibrations were felt
far south as Fenada, Miss. The shock
was also felt in St. Louis, Mo. K
Got Six Thousand.
Attorney D. F. Morrow of Yorkvllle
has returned from Washington, where
he went to endeavor to bring a com
promise in the caHe against the South
ern Railway company in the suit his
son was to have brought for a broken
leg and other Injuries he received In
the Fishing Creek wreck, Yorkvllle,
some weeks ago. After some days de
bating with Southern Railway attor
neys and officials in Washington, At
torney Morrow succeeded in securing
a compromise of 80,000 together with
other considerations for his son, Mar
vin Morrow, who is cashier of the
Bank of Blacksburg.
Tho Deadly Gin.
A dispatch to The State says Martin
Riddle, a well to do farmer and a
highly respected citizen of the Warrior
Creek section of Laurens county, met
a tragic death Tuesday morning about
10 o'clock. Ho operated in connection
with farming Interests a bier ginnery.
This morning in passing among the
shafting he was suddenly jerked into
the machinery and terribly mangled
and bruised. Death ensued In 15 min
utes. He was 60 years old, being a
veteran of the War Between the
States, and his friends recall bis record
as a soldier worthy of the name.
A Strange Notion.
A dispatch says the colored popula
tion of west Atlanta is very much ex
cited over the belief that the sun will
be blotted out at 1 o'clock on Thanks
giving day. November ?f?; noyor tn h?
seen iiKain from this earth. Services
aro being held In various churches
daily and converts are growing at a
marvellous rate. No one can tell
where the prophecy came from, but
the negroes believe it firmly and can
not be shaken In tho belief that their
doom is pending.
Was Sho Murdered.
A passcngor train on tho Spartan
burg and Asheville road ran over a
woman at Beuna Vista, ten miles
from Asheville, at 0 o'clock Thursday
afternoon, iho head was severed and
the body mangled. Tho body was
found to be cold when picked up by
the trainmen and it ls believed that
tho woman had been murdered and
placed on the track. The victim is
believed to bo Mrs. Murry of Beuna
THE OPEN SEASON.
Hunters Can Now Lawfully Indulge
lu Their Favorite Sport. ' " *- .
Tbe sportsmen are how free to take
to.the-woods after partridges for tbe
season opened Sunday, November 1.
From now until April 1 next tho Bport
loving gunners will take the place
nf the pot hunters. The Idea pre
vails among some people that, tho
close season ends on August 1, but
this is not the case for partridges.
The deer season opens on August 1.
Section 552 of the criminal code pre
"It shall not be lawful for any per
son In the State, between the first
day of April and the first day of Nov
ember, in any year-hereafter (1895) to
catch, kill or injure, or to pursue with
such intent, or to sell or expose for
sale, any wild .turkey, partridge,
?luall, woodcock or pheasant, or be
tween the flrst day of March and the
first day of November.any dove; or afc
any other time .during" the year to
catch, kill or injure, or to pursue with
such Intent, by fire-light any of the
birds named in tbe section; nor shall
any person or persons destroy or rob
the nests of any of said birds. And
any person doing so shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined not
more than $20 or be imprisoned not
more than 30 days."
Section 552 states that it is a viola
tion of the law to trap partridges on
land where consent ls not given, and
further "it is unlawful for any person
to sell, offer for sale, or ship or export
for sale, any patrldg? or quail for the
space of five years from the 9th day of
Feb-uaryA. D. 1900: Provided, "That
nothing in this section shall prevent,
the importation for sale of any part
ridge or quail." Violation of this sec
tion is punishable by a fine or not
more than $20 or not more than 30
Until January 1, 1905, it is against
the law to kill any Mongolian pheas
ants. The penalty is a fine between
-3D and 82o cr :mpr*S0uS^cnt not more
tban-30 days. The government print
ing office in Washington has lately
issued farmers bulletin No. 180, en
titled "Game Laws for 1903" and in
this much valuable information con
cerning the game laws of all the
States may be found. The pamphlet
will be Bent post free to anyone on
With Glass Pitcher.
A dispatch from Palatka, Fla., to
the Atlanta Journal says J. S. Swack
ard, a negro tailor, died Tuesday
morning under very peculiar circum
stances. Ile and his wife bad some
[.rouble about ten days previous which
resulted in a fight, according to evi
dence given at coroner's inquest, and
is Swackard was getting the best, of the
vornan, she got hold of a small glass
iltcher with which she struck bim on
-he forehead, inflicting a slight wound,
swackard attended to his business as
lsual until last Friday when he was
50ri.pelled to take to his bed on ?c
:ou ?it of it. Lockjaw soon after de
vl?ped, a physician was called, but
x)o late to alford any relief. The
ury rendered a verdict of justifiable
A Deplorable Accident.
While engaged in moving a freight
;ar on the side-track at the Mlddle
aurg mill Mr. James Kneece, a highly
.espected citizens of Batesburg met
.vith a very serious if not fatal scel
lent'. In going down a rather steep
jradc the car gained sufficient mo
mentum to become unmanageable.
While he was attempting to get out
)f the way Mr. Kneece's foot slipped
md he fell being caught and horribly
mangled beneath the wheels of the
jar. The right leg between the ankle
ind knee and the left foot were mash
ed terribly. Drs. Hardin, Tlramerman
ind Mitchell were summoned imme
diately and did all that human skill
could do to relieve the sufferer's- pain.
It is thought that both legs will have
to be amputated.
Fooled With a Gun. "
A dispatch from Beaufort to the
Augusta Chronicle says Austin Le
gare, aged 16, and Robert Seabrook,
aged 19, both colored., attended a
dance near Eddings' Point. On their
way home they stopped at the shop of
Kit Choplin, which is located on the
Mary Jenkins plantation, St. Helena
Island. A shotgun was standing be
hind the counter. Legare pulled it
over the counter by the end of the
barrel, which caused it to discbarge,
and its load of buckshot blew off the
right side of the face of Seabrook,
who was standing near by, and in
stantly killed him.
Told to Lioave.
Excitement prevails among the col
ored citizens of Morgan Bark, Illinois,
as the result of the posting of placards
throughout the town giving notice to
all colored persons that they will be
allowed forty-eight hours to leave the
place. Several families have already
left, taking with them whatever goods
they could conveniently carry, and it
ls expeoted that others will follow
their example. The order to leave is
the outcome bf the murder of Chief of
Police Airey Saturday night by Mack
Wiley, who, with several other of his
colored friends, was out on a halloween
Mrs. Nation has challenged Dowie
to joint debate. She offers to hire the
hall and give him $500 if he will go
on the platform with her and let her
get a whack at him. Mrs. Nution says
Dowie ls "an old fraud" and that she
can prove it. The Restorer hasn't
accepted the challenge. Ile bas said,
however, that Mrs. Nation is a fraud,
and that Christian Science is a hum
bug. What a happy time the pro
phets, healers and reformers are going
to have among themselves.
Fell on Darby.
While G. T. Darby, of Phoenix City,
Ga., w?s working at the bottom of a
40-foot well at bis homo the windlass
broke and the bucket which was near
the top fell down 'like a meteor. He
saw it coming and threw up bis arm
and.broke Its force. Darby was dazed
for a while, but soon rccovored con
sciousness and climbed to the surface
by means of a rope which was let
down to him.
HOW THEY Y?TED.
? Briinni?ry of the Results' pf ;last^
MARYLAND GOES DEMOCRATIC
Kentucky IR Also tn tho Democra: lc
Oulumn, but Ohio and Other
Suites Stick to the Ito-,
publican Party. '; '
' The following Is-a Bumtoary of tho
?lection held In several Btates on Tucs
on of last, week:'
IN NEW YORK CITY.
George B. McClellan, Democrat,
elected mayor by a majority of proba- :
bly 7C,000, which means tho resurrec
tion of Tammany and its restoration
to power in the Greater pity.
McClellan Btands for Democracy; a -v-v
complete administration of the city's "
affairs, Tammanylsm and tho elimina
tion of Devery and the grafters.
' Low stood for Republicanism, antl
Tammanyism and the "reformation"
of New York.
Devery, who declares he has been
counted down and out forever from
politics and will retire, stood for. .'
"Deveryism," while the . fusionists
paid his campaign expenses because
every vote for Devery was a vote for
. IN MARYLAND.
Returns in Maryland show, the elec
tion of Edwin Warfield,. Democrat,
and the control of the legislature.
Warfield has carried Baltimore by
6,00G. Returns are very slow, as the
ticket was long and tedious to count.
Stevenson A. .Williams, Republican'-SC^i
candidate for governor, was confident
until Wednesday, when he gave up
hope. Williams stood for Republican
ism and an endorsment of, Roosevelt's
negro policy, Eocial and political
equality. Warfield stands for Democ
r.xi'.y and white supremacy is Mary
land. The election of Warfield and
bis ticket means that Roosevelt has s
been repudiated by Maryland.
The legislature, which is Demo
cratic, will elect a successor to United
States Senator McComas, who is a
Ohio is Republican by 100,000,
though the Republicans claim 125,000.
Colonel Myron T. Herrick is elected
governor, the legislature .ia Republi
can and the election of Mark Hanna
Tom L. Johnson is badly defeated.
The plurality on joint ballot of 100 in
legislature is three times as great a
victory as ever won in Ohio. .
The principal feature in the contest
in Ohio was the fight to elect Hanna
and this has been accomplished with
apparent ease. The "Democrats prac
tically admitted the defeat of John
son, but to the very last declared that
their candidate for the senate, John
H. Clarke, would be elected, c
The fight between Hanna and Clarke*
was one of the bitterest ever waged in
TN RHODE ISLAND.
Che returns show the re-election of
Governor Garvin, Democrat, in Rhode -
Island, though admitted by his friends . ?"'
to be at a greatly reduced, plurality.
The Republicans made^teady gains in
this state. .7 --- -- ^_...
In Providence Mayor Miller, Demo- v
erat, was elected.
The home of Bryan has been cap
tured by the enemy and tho Republi
cans have carried the state by 10,000
plurality. Republicans claim to have
elected the entire state Republican
ticket without a single exception.
The claims of the Republicans are
borne out by the polls printed "by the
leading newspapers of the Btate.
IN NEW JERSEY.
Vr-ry light vote was cast in New
Jersey, as the contest was almost
purely of local Interest only. "It is
positive that the Republicans control
both houses of the legislature, proba
ble with slight gains over two years
Pennsylvania sticks to Quay, piling
up a plurality of more than 100,000
and these figures may be increased
when full returns are received, to
150,000. Philadelphia elected all Re
publican city officers. The entire
state shows gains for Republicans.
The Republicans carried everything
in sight, re-electing Governor Cum
mings by a majority of 60,000 or more. -
The house will have 82 Republicans
and 18 Democrats and the senate will
have 40 Republicans and 10 Demo
Republican victory is complete In
Colorado, though the vote was tery
light. Tho vote has been light
throughout the state and returns are
very incomplete. The Daily News
(Democrat) concedes tho election of
Campbell. The Republican state
committee claims Campbell's eleotiou
by 5,000 to 7,000 plurality over Wil
Massachusetts ls Republican by
good figures, though the city of Bos
ton went Democratic by almost two to
one. John L. Bates, Republican, is
governor, defeating William A. Gas
Governor J. C. W. Beckham is re?
leleotert in Kentucky, after a hitter
contest with Colonel Belknap. Beck
ham's majority is estimated at 18,000.
Republicans mako many charges'of
fraud in Kentucky. The Democrats
carried every thing before them.
Fatal election Row.
in a fatal election row Tuesday
morning at Fairview, Teun., two men
were killed and one fatally and ono
seriously Injured. The trouble arose
by Republicans about the polling place
objecting to C. P. Roller servlpg as a
Republican judge. He had been se
lected by the Democratic election com
missioners. John Osborne and Ezek
lal Nichols, rhe dead men, wore Dem
ocratic Judges. J. H. Catron fatally
injured, shot Osborne and Nickels
and they shot him In tho neck. Fair
view is a remote mountain settle