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BENNETTSyiLI?E, S, Cf^BIDAY, JANUARY ?, 19?4.
The Duques?* Fast Flyer Is Wracked
and Sixt -threa .
BEESONS ABE KILLED OUTRIGHT.
Tho Horrlblo Accident Ocourrod Six
iiiics item Pittsburg,. Penn,
[J.i Tho Train Waa BouiitV
tor New York.
With a terrible crash and a grind
ing noise, the Duquesne limited, the
fast ^brough passenger train from
burg to New York on tho Baltl
and Ohio railroad, ploughed in?
pile of lumber at Laurel Run,
miles, west of Dawson, Fa., at
it 1B estimated that 63 lives were lost
and 30 persons were Injured. The
train left Pittsburg this erenlng, run
ning a few minutes late, in charge of
Engineer Wm. Thornley
tille. When approaching Laurel Run,
which is a particularly fine piece ot
roadbed, the train was running at a
high rate of speed. Suddenly the
passengers were throwu from their
seats by the lightning-like application
of the airbrakes and a moment later
there was a terrlfflc crash.
The train was made up of two bag
gage cars, two day coaches, one sleep
er and one dining car and was carry
ing at the time, at the lowest esti
mate, 150 passengers. The train
ploughed along for a considerable dis
tance and the cars were torn to pieces,
passengers jumping, screaming, fall
ing from the wreck as lt tore along.
Suddenly the engine swerved to the
left and the coaches plunged down
over tho embankment tc the edge
of the Youghlogheny river. The min
ute the cars stopped rolling there waa
a wild scene. Many persons were pin
ioned beneath the wreckage and the
screams and cries that rent tho air
were beyond description. Many were
Injured in their mad excitement and
plunged into the river. Others, caught
beneath the heavy timbers, pleaded In
agonized tones for relief. So terrifflo
was the force of the wreck that nearly
every passenger suffered a moment's
. JCOUSCIOTv:/.^and many of the abby
bodied men"?;V???<,;r.able to assl&Hn
VPWVmT? t" ol' "Ca vi n g fainted.
BUTT. LOUISE'S FIRST STATEMENT.
" The official statement of Superin
tendent! W. C. Loree, follows:
"No.,12 was derailed by running
into spn)e switch timbers, derailing
' ;. '?ttgYue and an cars. All the cars
are badly damaged. Do not think
any of the .equipment will be able to
go away from the accident on theil
own wheels, except possibly the Pull
man cars aud t?e dinner. The en
gine Hes across both tracks. The
V7?' . . :<- -?;> . i$ ovnr t Un ?v>r<l;\ Th<?
nrst coach" is"partly over the bank.
Tho balance of the train is badly
twisted.. I judge 35 people were killed.
All the people killed were in the
Escaping steam from the
englne^llentj into the first coac!li
scalding tfce People. Very few of the
other pass\n8ers wcre Injured. In
jured havcveen taken from wreck
and are lyingV00 tbo Dante Engineer
and fireman cannot be found."
Engineer WraVrhornly of Hazel-1
ton, Pa.; DI visit*1* Engineer S. G.
Heater of Hazejton, Pa.; Fireman
Thomas Gook of \Hazelton, Pa.; Her
bert Holmes of Einmelton, Pa.; Jesse
Hines, Tarboro, c-? the Union
News company's ag??nt on the train;
Charles Llndford of >Conlluence, Pa.:
Edwards, Pittsburg, wluS lu Cumber
land; J. W. Martin, Hav$eock, Md.;
Richard Duckett, Baltlmljre, Md
Edson Goldsmith, Connellsvl?J?, Pa.
The other 53 dead are mostly
foreigners and negroes who were rid
ing in the smoking car. The work of
their identification has not yet begun.
The killed, most of Chem, were for
eigners who were In thc smoker, Just
back of the baggage car. They were
literally roasted to death, tho baggage
and smoker telescoping the engine |
and immediately catching fire. Their]
bodlth are lying, many of them, burn
ed to a crisp in the baggagn room of
the B. & O. depot to be removed later
to the different undertaking shops In
tho city. The entire population has
turneo out en mass to assist in caring
for the living and disposing of the |
dead. A peculiar feature of tho ac
cident is tho fact that not a woman
was injured, except slightly.
The wrock was caused by the break
ing of castings on a carlod of bright
timbers, on a westbound freight train
which had passed Laurel Run not
more than 15 minutes before tho Ill
fated passenger train.- The wreck oc:
curred on a curve and it was Impossi
ble for Engineer Thornly to see far
enough nhead to detect the obstruc
tion on the track. Tho big Atlantic
type engine plunged into the timbers
at a velocity of (30 mile an hour.' The
engine ploughed into the embankment
and the baggage and express cars
were thrown into the Youghlogheny
river. The smoker followed the
engine and lauded squarely on top of
lt. This allowed the escaping steam
and hot water from the engine to fill
the car. Tho smoker was packed to
its utmost capacity and all the passen
gers were cooked alive. Not a single
passenger in this car escaped with his
life and it is expected that at least 40
of the dead were in the smoker.
Baggcmaster Baum of Hazelwood,
who was on the wrecked train, proved
himself a hero. With his hand and
body frightfully cut, he mangaed to
crawl from tho wreckage and grop
ing his way along in,dark^n?ss, flagged
the westbound passenger train No. 49.
Ile had nothing with which! to flag
*~the train except matcucaand thesnjin
made use of in hi.id.CBporation.by tak
ing off his coat and setting.fi re to it.
Ho stopped the train'just In time to
. prevent it fruin plunging into tho
" wreck and adding further horror*-^
an already indescrlblc disaster.
Bpum collapsed when he saw he bad
succcded in stopping tho train and
when the engine stopped he was lylrig
within a few feet of lt. An operator
at"V"tow(ir on tho Pittsburg and
Lake Erle railroad across the Yough
logheny river, was the first to send
word of the accident and to send for
relief. He was watching the Duquesne
limited as it was speeding along the
B. and ?. tracks across the river. He
saw the cars pf}?, high lu the air and
then sink back on the tracks. The
6oreatn8 ot the injured ana dying were
plainly beard and in. another second
he was sending word to tue railroad
otuclals at Dawson and Connellsvllle.
, Fdr more than 500 feet both the
east and . westbound track3 are torn
up. The engiiie was entirely demolish
ed and the big 7,000 gallon tender was
thrown 100 feet ahead of the wreck.
The baggage car was thrown into the
river but was but slightly wrecked,
"All the cars were derailed, and all tho
trucks: except the diner wore torn
irom- under the coaches. As soon as
the wreck was reported In OonUells
villo all the available physicians
were summoned, including Baltimore
and Ohio railroad physicians.
EDUC ATI) NAL CAMPAIGN.
Interesting Compilation by Supoiln
Superintendent of Education O. B..
Martin has just iesued an Interesting
pamphlet" styled The Eiuoational
Campaign in South Carolina. Copies
of the compilations, .. .>ioh contains 27
pages, have been received by. trustees
of the various country scboqis In tbe
State. The matter of improving the.
public school Bystem has been,; agi
tated, discussed ip. meetings and bas
held the attention of educators for
some time, especially since the con- j
ference held in the senate - chamber r
on April li. at which, every kind pf
school in tho State was represented.
Those who have the opportunity of
attending conferences, and enjoying
the privilege of bearing discussions
along the line of work have acquired
an idea, at least/ of the plan and pur
poses of the campaign for an improve
ment in tbe public school system.
But there yet remains- a class of per
sons who have not participated In the
various meetings or have not had tho
advantages, of becoming acquainted
with the subject through tbe medium
of the daily press. It ls this c?as* es
pecially that Mr. Martin hopes to
reach In circulating the brochure.
There appears a striking table glT
en below, which deals In a compara-,
tlve stylo with features of tho pro-'!
lie length of^5t??--?i?lrool term is
88 4-10 day.t per annuinpihe average
in the United States ls USTSTbe av
erage salary of teachers is per moir
in South Oarolina, $31.25; In the
United States $48; salary per annum
in South .Carolina, $138:12; In the
United States, $388. Average cost of
education per capita for enrolled pu
pils in South Carolina; $3.65; in the
Cnited States, $20.29. The statis
tics also show that 35 9-10 percent,
of the entire population and 13 of
every 100 whites over 10 years of age
are classed as Illiterate.
Almost Beheaded His viet lin.
A special dispatch from Beaufort
--v-c 'V.Ua.AbV'-^^-^?.^??! *>T jpt-f^tn
ear to ear at ah'early hour Tnursday
morning in a field of the Pope planta
tion on Ladies Island by another ne
gro named Armstrong. The two ne
groes were walking in the direction of
Armstrong's house near by. The de
ceased was also stabbed in tho calf of
the leg. The head was almost sever
ed, only being held on by the spinal
column. On the discovery of the mur
der, Deputy Sheriff Mann was sent
for, and after rapid search captured
Armstrong and placed him in jail.
Deputy Mann was assisted in the
search by a constable of magistrate
White. When captured Armstrong
bad on Major's hat and blood spots
were almost OL. bis overcoat. Coroner
R. R. Sims held an Inquest. Tho ver
dict of the jury wis that Mtjor met
his death by being struck with some
instrument in tbe hands of Arm
strong. No previous grudge is known
to havo existed between the men.
Three Men Killed.
Seven boilers in the power house of
the St. Louis Transit company explod
ed tuesday, killing three employes,
injuring six and wrecking the build
ing. The explosion broke window
panes several blocks away: The brick
walls of the boiler house were thrown
outward and the heavy truss roof,
after being thrown high In the air,
dropped directly over tho debris, Im
prisoning twenty employes. All the
electric lights went out and darkness
prevented prompt work in rescuing
the inlured, whose cries could be
plainly heard. Fire broke out In one
portion of the debris, but was ex
tinguished before it gained much
Want to Fight.
A dispatch from Bogota, Colombia,
says "patriotic meetings aro being!
held there every evening *t .which I
contingents of men and sums of|
money are offered to government.
Even the women demand to be enlist
ed for the purpose of going to Panama |
to subdue the separatists. The gov
ernment only awaits news from
General Reyes, and if that news is to
the effect that nothing can be ac
complished by diplomatic means, then I
the authorities will contlue to send1
troops toward the Isthmus. The gov
ernment and people hope that the I
United States congress will avoid a |
conflict, and they rely upon tho fair
ness of the American press.
One of tho Iowa Indians, according
to a Oklahoma paper, ls making a
good living by selling so-called love
powders. Little, peculiar shells found
In the oreeks, and the root of a cer
tain kind of morning glories, furnish
tho sole Ingrediente of thc love com
pelling powder. Tho shells and roots
are dried and ground to powder; then,
after making a sort of paste of the
mixture, tne lovesick swain or squaw
smears lt over his or her face; then
[tho lovo powder painted person goes
^clpsc to the ono whose affection ls to
be captured. It is ola!med that the
besmeared person ls aiwaya victorious.
^Hilled by a ltocket HtFck.
4" A- dispatch from Newberry to Tho
State says in tho midst of thc Christ
mas merry-making there Thursday
night Sam Agnew, a negro about 16
yoars of ago, was struck by a missile
from a skyrocket j^gikilled almost
Instantly. The-aflflB^fc occurred on
Main street.' Tho negrds?f^tand
ing on tho sidewalk. Ttfli Jftfw>
practically put a stop
of Ure woilcu.
THEY NEED HELP.
Th?t gRd Condition of the Colored
Feopl in Lower Richland.
LANDLORDS DOING THEIR FART.
They Hare Given Money ?nd
FrovUIong for Month? and
Are.Now Uruin? Others
to Help Them.
To the Editor of The State:
. It has frequently occured to me to
make known to the publio the destitu
tion and suffering of the negroes In
the j section that was devastated by
the unprecedented hailstorm of June
1, and .their imperative med for help.
Not only was the growing crop de
stroyed, the one planted subsequently
almost destroyed by floods Of rain, but
the oat crop, whioh would have kept
their animals alive, was also destroy
ed by a fly. Unless one bad witnessed
this destruction lt could not be con- :
eel ved. Whole plantations that on
J Une 1 were beautiful with well culti
vated crops, were In an hour made
as bare of growth ea the public roads.' (
The helplessness of tho negroes was :
pitiable. All their labor was In vain, i
What were they to do? They bad no t
food for animals. No seed for replant- i
lng a orop-thought it was too late <
to try to make auother. But the 1
patient, hopeful negro, with encour- ?
ageraent-from-white friends, decided j
to make the trial, and with a fortitude i
and (courage truly sublime, tolled on, i
and those who did their dut* faith- ?
fully with their work saw in the fall a t
groen, well, bolled prospeot of a "fairly l
good crop "if frost did not come too 1
soon." Alas! Oct. 28 brought the <
dreaded frost. Toe crop was most
materially injured, the boils so narden- \
ed that picking when opened was a (.
tedious labor, done with bloody t
Angers. Where the prospect with i
sany . .was from slr to eight and ten j
bales, it dwindled down to 1, 1-2 and I
100 pounds-almost nothing. This \
pick'.p; still goes on in this severn f
weather, and will far Into the New a
Year. . ' c
Besides all these troubles chills and
fever took possession of -the whole
country. Often every member of a
family was sick at the same time, not 1
sne^able to wait, on the otber. Chil
dren were sometimes sent a half mlle
bo take water^to the sick. Medicine
ls high and they could not afford to 1
buy lt. But when sent for thc kind t
doctor would go or send medicine. Ills t
own drug bill, never to be paid for by t
those he helped, is very high. Fodder 1
could not be pulled and perished on c
the stalks. s
These people are In great want, t
wmt of corn and bacon, want of help r
to work auother year. Those who c
rented land to them have lost their ?
Income and can do nothing for them. 1
T??te?*>r?ct.-c::??::- tr.!.-, 3wt Hfci?*
their need; their nervous anxlty about I
the future. They may be said to have
nothing. A man said to rae in view
of bis destitution, "Freedom was
given to us with nothing but our
hands-we have them yet-we will I
Citizens! these people are our 1
friends, work for us, take care of us.
They are children of the Confederacy.
Help them. Set them up again.
Open your hearts for thc needy, the 1
destitute. Here they are at your own J
Without help they must scatter,
leaving many a- bare Held now In the -
coming year to grow only grass and J
I go among them dally. I see their
poverty. They thank God they have
good houses for shelter and plenty of
wood for Are. Mrs. Jas. P. Adams.
Oongaree, S. C., Dec. 21, 1003.
A Strange Fatality. <
At Morristown, N. J., the last of
the Port Morris Turners met his j
death on the railroad Thursday morn
ing, at very nearly the same spot
whare his father was killed ten years .
ago and at the same place where his
grandfather had been killed ten years
previous to that. The young man's
name was Samuel Turner. He was
twenty-one years old and bad been
married only a month. He was walk
ing up the tracks early in the morn
ing when his foot caught in the frog
or a switch. Ile tried to free himseir,
but could make no one hear, however,
and,so Btarted to cut the shoe off his
foot. While doing that ho was run
down by the milk train. His father
and grandfather wore both killed in
exactly the same way, and the young
man bad often said that he expected
to rilfigjj the same fate, as lt seemed to
run pulfert?mlly. It was bis custom
to go "to work early In the morning
and then return to breakfast. Shortly
after being married he said to bis wife
one day: "If I do not return prompt
ly some day you will know that I have
caught my foot In the frog."
Killed Each Other.
At Tampa, Fla., J. Fernandez and
E. BVelasquez met Wednesday In a
saloon and shot each other. "Velasquez
U dying and Fernande/, cannot recov
er. Bad h'.ood had existed since Sat
urday night, when Fernandez called
Velasquez a thief. Since then they
had two encounters, but were seperat
jed. When they mot Wednesday morn
ing Fornandcz shot Velasquez in the
hand, stomach and left lung. After
being shot Velasquez sprang to Fer
nandez, placed the pistol against bis
right breast, Fernandez falling with
his ?clothing on Ore. Fernandez rose
and rushed at Velasquez with a knife,
but spectators prevented him from us
ing it. _
II urra li for Client or.
A dispatch from Chester says the
"educational campaign" so prevalent
through tho State for the last year,
together with the increase of Behool
population in this growing town have
made necessary the building of another
school house for tho accommodation
of tho Crowds of children attending!
the Chester graded school. For that
purpose tho contract was recently
given out to Mr. Joel R. Slmrlll for
the sum of about $8,000; the total ex
penditure for titting up the building
will be about 89,ooo. The board of
trustees bad a meeting a few days
ago to lix upon tho location. The
new building will be erected on Foot
htreet, a new street, recently laid oft*.
A SHOCKING TRAGEDY.
A Good ?fan Ran Over ?nd Killed by
dispatch from Irmo to Thu. State
says ono of the moat'shocking and
tragic events that the community of
upper Lexington Fork ever experienc
ed is the recent aeclueut that befell
Mr. Tulllus W. Summer, who for
many years has been engaged as
superintendent of the trestle apd
bridge force of the Southern railway.
Mr. Summer's residence ls aboutooe
mile from Peak, and he had jusb-wadV
ed the oars used by the hands on the
sidetrack Saturday with a view of
making his headquarters at Peak
during tho next few weeks In order
that he might spend as much time as
possible, with his family and aged
father, Mr. James Andrew. Summer.
He, with his brother and some . five
hands, had been working about
Pomarla or nope Station on Saturday.
While on their way homo Saturday
afternoon the men were traveling On
a long lever car. Upon this car they
had some heavy tools, welshing per
haps more than 1,000 pounds. Unfor
tunately Mr. Tulllus W. Summer ?o
?Jidently fell la front of the running
lever car. He was fearfully mangled
by tho heavily loaded car, bia chest
3p?o/ally being torn by the cogs under
neath the lever car. For a while bis
companion thought that he was dead,
jut in a short time he regained con
sciousness. ..He,was placed on the car
ind carried to Peak, a distance of two
niles, where be was made as cbmfort
ible as possible at the home of his
lister, Mrs Ploma Wessingen Every
ittentloa was given that was possible
?y thoee who hastened to minister to
ils sufferings. He lingered until Sun
lay morning about 10 o'clock.
Thus passed away from the busy
vorid one of the most usefui . and
greatly respected citizens of that sec
Jon, lie was 42 years old. He mar
led Miss Minnie Ada Bickley Just 13
'ears ago In thc vicinity of Chap?n;
3e leaves an aged father a devoted
ylfe, six children, three brothers,
our sisters and many other relatives
md hosts of friends to mourn bis sud
A BIG INCREASE.
Che Assessed Property in This State
Compared With 1003.
. Comptroller General Jones has com
dled some interesting figures showing
he assessed valuation of property In;
his State for the year 1003 as com
lared with 1902.. There ls a decrease
n the property outside of towns and
Itles which the comptroller general
ays can be explained only by.the fact
-bat some county auditors have cr
oneouslv Included county property in
itles and towns. Following arc the
teal estate not In cities
' .... 1 .... ri ..-.>., T>r?r ... ... ,. ?.,?^ . -
leal estate not lu cities
and towns, 1902. 09,021,4821f
leal estate in cities and
towns, 1903_ .$ 38,855,328
leal estate in cities and
towns, 1902. 38,000,108
Increaso .8 855,220
Railroad property, 1903.. .820,489,312
Ltailroad property, 1902... 27,705,453
Personal property, 1903. ..?07,575,277
Personal property, 1902... 61,049,273
Total property, 1903_$204,405,879
Total property, 1902_ 195,776,316
Net Increase.. 8,629,563
The increase In personal property of
?6,526,004 covers the in
irease of Textile Industries 81,249,101
fertilizer factories. 54.830
3otton seed oil mills. 67,485
Telephone and telegraph
Southern Express Co. 144,488
Pullman Palace Car Co... 39,303
B. & L. Associations, esti
A Mysterious Dont h.
A dispatch from Greenville says
Garvin Handy a boy about sixteen
years old who was employed in Mills
mill, was found dead by-bis brother
Wednesday mr/nlog at ll o'clock in a
body of w?ods beyond the mill.
Handy left home the day before and
on bis failure to return that night bis I
parents became uneasy as to his'
whereabouts and Wednesday morning
a dlllgont search was begun. He was !
a bright and Intelligent boy and had a
number of friends In the community.
Altor tho Governor.
A lunatic escaped from the sailors'
and soldiers' home at Grand Island
this afternoon, entered Gov. Micky's
oillce at Lincoln, Neb., and, brandish
ing a laige knife, declared that Unit
ed States Senator Deietrlch was Inno
cent of the charge of Improperly dis
posing of oillce appointments, and at
tempted to assassinate the governor.
By smooth words and promises the
lunatlo finally was placated but he es
caped before the police could bo called.
Another Cotton Post.
James Brown Potter, of New York,
who Is on bis way homo from Mexico,
where ho bas a large cotton planta
tion, says a new cotton pest bas ap
peared in that country and has caused
rnuoh damage to cotton during the
past season. It is a bug which seems
to have Its native homo In mosquito
trees. Mr. Potter advises Texas farm
ers io take prompt measures to pre
vent the new pest from reaching the
cotton growing dlstrlots of this State.
Klllod in Wreck.
Eight persons wore killed and 32 in
jured on Monday night by tho yreck
of a fast train on tho St. Louis and
San Francisco train at Godfrey, Kan
sas. Tho train ran into an open
switch. Of the wounded five are ex
pected to die.
EH milson, a negro, was killed near
Brookhaven, Miss., on Mondiy bo
cause bc refused to leave after having
been ordered by whitecaps to do HO. He
Is the second negro killed within a
month for tho same cause.
PAIS?M?VS PERILS. ,
Disease ajid''.Tropic Heat Would Aid
?negrilla Warfare "
A COLUMBIAN FEOM COLOMBIA
Teiis .of tW Conditions of t??tt
Conr?try Which la Causing
" iy' Much Agitation
j ?hc/fie D?.ya.
The Columbia State says Mr. M.
Polgreen^ how proprietor of the Wara
ODO furniture store in Columbia, but
who is amative of the B'&badoes aud
who has v>oent several years lu Cuba
and the 5?allfppines and who worked
two years'its a laborer on th<i Panama
canal unUor the now defunct French
company,'says that in.case of war be
tween this country and* Colombia
Uncle Sajn'-s soldiers will come in cc n
tact w i tc, unsanitary and genera ly
sickly conditions In tho enemy's coun
try that w-,ii make tho fever and dis
ease ladejj scamps aud river sections
pt.Cuba tied the Philippines look like
blooming, health resorvs. Ile alf*o
speaks or tbe Une opportunity for al
most endless ?guerrilla warfare the
marshes aiid^mountain-'rastnesses and
other topo?raphical coudltious afford
the natives in the Colomblau country.
Mr. Porreen hasMlved 15 >ears in
this counr-ry; but before coming hero
be spent three years ir.Cubaand soioe
time In tlie-Philipplnes. Ho worked
under tho: French company in 1885
ind: 1880,'; at JJohto, T.avernllki, (?or-1
?orla, Emparador, -Culebra;'Laboca,
und lived \wo monthsin Panama'cit y.
.^He says that tho. canal company's
bigb mountain plateau near thc city
jf Panama, was really little more than
i stopping place fof-the compatv's .
?mploye patienta on their way to the I
jompany cemetery nearby, where the
yictlms, according to the numbors on
she little ^wooden cross placed at the
lead or caen grave, numbored thous
mds eveii In the short time he wash
ibero. n?'was-himself in the hospital |1
dx times J?rom foyer but owing to his
iwarthy-liemperament was able to s?f^ 1
rive. Tile Chagres;fover (which de- ?
ives its Dame from theChagres river, <
with w?ich the engineers had so l
nucb trouble on account of its wind- i
ng acroi.f thc path/ o? the canal so ?
nany t l into) resemKle?? our Georgetown I
?emorrhai?io fevo/1 is contracted with i
is little appare. . : Bprovocatlod ftnd is i
Ls quickly and e fi more Bur?ly fatal.
3ut yelL'V.;fever/is always also epl
lemlc, t\'ii.g'v ht- did not remember
?earing r.uuh ab?ub small-pox, iil
ihough t,uit disease prevailed to an
ixtent a:-d was of ',a virulent type.
V remark>ble case, Which' was spok?n
if all o "Iv.: count;fy at the tim?,
lessor! 'yellowYr.vcr; u?oHas?
;ase rt...-.bing the blaok^yomib stage,
fellow" -ieyer and ChapA?? fever and
imall-pox aDd all the @Ler diseases
md complaints were t];\ted in the
?ame wards, whlcl"aw?pjTHrJ ^ ?aao
lumber j of fatalftBj Kamo of the
aborers who bung iHHOTho diggings
?vere lazy and trlrtlnHMme climate re
juirlng scarcely any Mothes and of no
variety, tbero being\ no seasons, and
there being plenty of fruit which grew
wild. These men when they feel ill
were not allowed in ttje hospital and
when they died they were carried on
% board outside the diggings and
dumped in a bole without ceremony
and without regret.
Most ot the natives live In the olties
and towns and farming is of the most
desultory kind, a half acre pa
cleared around a cabin b
and these places behj
apart. The natives
sort, who work
time only when
a little cash. M]
and tho best of '
Jamaica negro la}
who seemed to st
Florid people are
to the fever anc
rlble sun after
every day sees o>\
the South Can1
ly falling to sol
machote and a
Iabout his waist;
natives are bot-|
and quick to r j
there is little
bully stunt, T]
law, but ni it he
of shooting a m]
ger of getting
process, al thou ?j
lards are a's tret
A dispatch ti
land, says Tati
I of the cotton t?
bas been the wd
Icasbire lost $lq
and tbe trade
because Amer! 1
I cent, above the
I last Decembery
Lancashire cotton nSfflBfs^T?? bo hold
Deo. 59 to ulnsldor tho situation!
Many of the/allis will bo stopped tel
ten days dunr-j the holiday season.T
liaised tho Prloe.
Tho Republicans aro tbreate
to chango the place of meeting of
national convention from Chlo:?'
another city. No sponor had tha\
been chorea tn?n the entorprl
hotel proprietors began tp run
their rates sky bigb. The Aud
lum hotel, which Is to bo heai
ters, will charge ?20 a day and
raakes,no reservation for less thau
day 1 If other hotels and boar
bous;, i charge lu the same proper
8omr**of "our" delegates will ha
strll, for higher prices.
A COOL MUKDE?E?.
Wished.tho, ..v?jsify that Condemned
Him it Merry Cfc^.' Ujuas.
With a verdict that s??qfi Frank H.
BurncBS; a Belf-ecnfe.saedWirderer, to
the electric chair, Vyjury Before Judge
Crane TuesOay , af teruconWided one
of the most sensational mulder trials
heard in Brooklyn for month!. Burness'
fourth '?murder was ($6tfnitted on
November 10, last, when tie shot'Capt.
George B. Townsend, of the schooner
Charles K. Buckly, because the latter
would not pay him 36.30, the prisoner
alleged to be duo him. This and
other killings were calmly described
by .Burness ?a the witness stand, aud
the murderer insisted that he did the
deed with premeditation with a full
realization cf the consequences. '.
The jury brought in a verdict
murder In the first degree. Burness
sm I h d broadly when .the Jury- was
polled. Judge Crane said he would
sentence Burness on' Monday, and.he
asked, the. Judge if he would be per
mitted to "say something: On being
given tho privilege, ho s$ld: "There
may be an idea in the ra iuds of some
of the jurors that I hold a grudge
against them for having found me
guilty. I wish' to-say that I do not
feel that way in the slightest, and
' aughiugly) all I. can say is I wish
them all a merry Christmas."
Burness, who ls about forty-four
years of age, according to his own
(statement, wasb?rn In Butler, Pa.,
When asked what he thought would
be the result of his act. he coolly re
"I only seo one way out of it."
"What is that?"
"Why, the- chair, of course,"
?Efovr a Colored Brother .Waa" Snowed
Under in Boston.
Thcr?. waa a Tjnayo?a?ty C?QC-tiO? in
oston the, other day and the Demo
rats carried the city, re-electing
Jtfayor Collins by a large majority,
rbat BUOVVCU ?<K>u j?uKciweiiu on ?he
art of Boston voters, bu1;- lt was .not
he significant features of the election.
H*jnjing~.the condldates on the Repub
lican, ticke?lwas one Isaac Allen,, col
red who was nominated for i.treet
?iommlssloner. Ho, with the rest of
is party, was defeated, and the same
esult would have followed had he been
white man, no doubt, but the main
catii ve of the election, PO far as.(li'>
as concerned, was the fact thzi-'li*
an 13,000 votes behind, bte ' ticket.
^STo Democrat voted for him.-bf-course,
we have 13,000 white Republicans
etching the n&me of a negro canc^v:
ate on thei" own ticket. These ard
he samo sort of men who insist that '
he negro ouiht to have bis "rights;".'',
ho denounce tho South for passim,
Hdcctlon lawt which dlsfrnuchlse !
nd-^ho.anrdaud .Arid, vu
iflloials on Southern communities
igalnst the protest of business and all
)ther Interests which govern and con
c'>mething of the same sort occur
ed lu- a N,.w Jersey election held
ome tim? previous to the Boston elec
,lon, and liS^n be the case whenever
Jblind theorists or self-seeking polltl
lanr; attem-^ ignore a God im
Hplanted sentient. Boston, however
s the hot befl KBfetenocrisvr and
A Wb?i? FainlJy Charged 1
... '-i.rjrabat ?; rlous V&iny?
A t vii r-.yj?tjn. J nd..,-- in i
of th?TnvWtigUion of the.
tienfpf Miss Elizabeth Gillespie, ob
December 8, tic grand Jury ref?rp$d j
true bills of murder In the ti rs l d^r&i
against James Gillespie, a twin-broth
er of the murdered,woman, Mrs. Belie
Seward, her w&6v?eB sistor, Mrs, Car
rie Barbour, j$|ccot Dr. T. ?. Itcamy,
an eminent piiyslckh of Cincinnati^
and Myron Barbour, ' her bus'ojyid.
Mrs. Barbour is a sister-in-law ol' Dr.
"William Gillespie, brother of tho
murdered woman. Bench warrants
were immediately issued hy Judge
Downey, of the circuit court. The
Gillespies were expecting the arrests
and Dr. Gillespie drove to the house
of the accused in a closed carriage
and brought the indicted persons to
the court house, surrendering all of
bh?m to the court. A newspaper
photographer attempted to .take a
Knap-shot of the party and. was struck
by James.Gillespie, who broke away
rrom Sheriff Rump, and knocked the
jamera from the handscof the photo:
rrapher. The four indictments were
TCPAI to the accused. The indictments
charged them with "feloniously, ma
liciously and with premeditated in
tent," causing the death of Elizabeth
Illcspie. A conspiracy.among merc
ers ot the murdered woman's own
amily to kill her is charged. James
"illespie, her twin-brother is the one
ho is charged as the principal, al
hough ali are charged with murder
n the Grst degree. Each entered a
lea of not guilty. Captain Coles, att
orney for tho defendants, presented
etitibns for writs of habeas corpus
thc "ro?'id that- Lhere, -is.
nough evldcrceto indict and that
heir liberty was withheld on a charge
f a crime for which they were Jnno
eut. Judge, Downey orrie "
Frits returnable immediately
letltion was then lizard w;
GOOD OU) BAYS 0]
ti more, has made a careful rovie
railroad.eont:Vructioa fri tho-South
Staten, Missouri, Indian Terrh
and. Oklahoma, revering thc cn
year of 1?03 and showing that 3?7i
miles of line were built silica J ?ni.
,'ast and that ac least 4,17?A mlle
iino wijl.be built in those States
territories duiini? T9P4. The <
Terri i c rier,.
Indian Territory.. ->i !. ;r,
South Carolina. , ,
. 53. G7
: :-MThln estimate
V hen Coii?rc?Biuor
xtra Bessie- just closed and they will
raw their extra mileage whether they
iave gone ho?Q2 since November 9th
mot.' The correspondent recalls the
lays when the California congressmen
cached ' Washington by way of Cape
lorn, when th ? allowance for mileage
.eas 40 cents a milo each way. The
Blst'ance traveled by them all both
?ays was.abou ; 48,000 miles entitling
$38,000. Each member received
S9,500. "As a matter of fact,
-ra -j-^r- i-IT
under review buring 1903 was in Ok.la
homa, 59G miles being constructor!,
but Texas leads theh9?for nc
structlon projected for 1901 w th a
total of 993.5 miles. Indian lernte ry
follow.} Oklahoma with Sl*-"511^*
ofllne built curing. 1003. Nextf'
Louisiana with 490.10 mj,
Texas with 505.20, these \
being so close in amount y
age constructed that lt I??
tell exactly which ls thej'
comes West Virgin^
of line, Missouri "
sas 215.35 mile?