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'DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR-LIVES IN '
TH Y POSSESSION HAPPY. OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
BENNETTSYILLE, S.m FRIDAY, APIUL 1,1904.
The Democratic Cmmittee Issued the
Call For It on Tuesday Night.
CAMPAIGN IN SECOND DISTRICT
Tho Dates of the Meetings In the
Several Counties and 01 tho
Primarien llave Hceil
In compliance with the call issued
recently the State Democratic execu
tive committee met at the otlice of
the secretary of state Tuesday night
of last week and made arrangements
for the campaign in the Second dis
trict and also for the meeting of the
State convention. In the absence of
any delegate from Spartanburg, Gen.
Wilie Jenes, chairman of thc com
mittee, read an invitation Trom that
city, but on motion of Mr. T. II. Crews
it was decided to hold the State con
vention in Columbia and Spartanburg's
generous oder was declined with
thanks. There was quito a large re
presentation, very few counties being
without cemnnitteemen on the floor.
The. following delegates were pre
Abbeville-A. W. Jones.
Aiken-.1. M. Polatty.
Anderson-.1. 1?. Glenn.
Hamberg-C. li. Free.
Barnwell-W. C. Smith.
Berkeley-II. W. Haynes.
Charleston-.lohn F. Riley.
Cherokee-.lohn Q. Little.
Chester-T. J, Cunningham.
Clarendon-W. C. Davis.
Colle ton-J. W. Hill.
Darlington-A. J, A. Per ri lt.
Dorchester-.lohn D. Bivcns.
Edgclield-L. J. Williams.
Fairfield -Thos. H. Ketchin.
Florence -D. H. Traxlcr.
Georgetown -.1. W. Doar.
Greenville J.T Austin.
Greenwood-1). M. Magill.
Hampton-M. H. Mcsweeney.
Kershaw-John G. Richards.
Laurens-T. B. Crews.
Lee-B. E. Carnes.
Lexington-D. J. G ri 111 th.
Marion-James S tack house.
Marlboro- W. D. Evans.
Newberry-C. L. idease.
Oconec-J. W. Shelor.
Orangcburg- B. H. Moss.
Bickens-W. T. Odell.
Richland Wilie Jones.
Saluda-E. S. Blcasc.
Spartanburg-L. Y. Bennett.
Union-J. M. Greer.
Williamsburg-- A. II. Blackwell.
York-J. C. Wilborn and secretary
'-xuvJ!?bowing ollered bv Mr. Magill
" A conv?httori'-Xrf7- trie^?rn?cfaL;c
?.arty of the State or South Carolina
Is hereby called to meet in the city of
Columbia at 12 o'clock noon on May
18, Ililli, for the purpose of electing
delegates to the national Democratic
convention, and to transact such other
business as the convention may see
"The county chairmen throughout
the Stale are hereby instructed to call
together their executive committees
and order meeting of the clubs in their
respective counties on Saturday, April ;
2.'), for the purpose of electing dele
gates to the county convention tobe
held on Monday, May 2nd, 15)04, for
the purpose of electing delegates to
the State convention. Fach county
is entitled to twice the number of
delegates in this convention as it has
members ol' the legislature."
The resolution also carried a para
graph providing for a primary in the
Second congressional district on Tues
day, the 10th of April. Ibu, as this
is a special and not a general primary
.,'JL.yas thought fair to a l of the candi
dates for the voting to be done ein
Saturday as that day ed' the week is
more satisfactory to the people in the
rural districts. Accordingly a resolu
tion was ^adopted to appoint a com- j
mittee of\ one member from each
county in trite congrcssh nal district to
frame resorptions more explicit In
their nature und living the primaries
for Saturdays Instead of Tuesdays.
The members of thc nib-committee
were: M. B. McSweeney of Hampton,
Dr. W. C. Sui. li of Barnwell, CB
Free of Bamberg, J. M. Pollatty of
Aiken, L. J. Williams of Kigclield, E.
S. Please of Saltada, and Beaufort was
After stune consultation the follow
ing amendment to Mr. Magill's resolu
tion was prepared and the resolution
as amended was adopted by the exec
utive committee: ,D
Thc committee,:composed of mem- j
hers representing thc counties in the
Second e< ngrcssional district, respect
fully recommend that the lirst primary
for the nomination of a congressman
to lill the vacany 1 existing in the
Second congressional district be held
on Saturday, April 2'! I. And a second
primary, if the tam/c bc necessary, be
held on Saturday, Muy 1th. That Hie
executive committees of the various
countie's compsing /Hie Second con
gressional district meet at their re
spective court houses on the Tuesdays
following the primaries to tabulate
thc votes ed their county. That thc
committee of the Stale executive com
mittee shall meet on the Fridays
following the primaries to tabulate
the vote and tleclare the results ol said
That the county chairmen of the
counties composing tins district are
hereby instructed to assemble their
respective executive committee and
make all necessary arrangements for
The committee further recommends
the campaign meetings be held at the
court house, county seats, of the
various counties on the dates herein
April 7- Kdgelield.
April !? Aiken.
April 12 Ha rn well.
April 14- Hamberg.
It was decided that the primaries
should bc held on Saturdays, tho
county executive com rio Ittel 8 should
meet on Tuesdays following, giving
ample time for each precinct to be
heard from and .the State committee,
or its representative, on the Fridays
following tile meeting nf the county
committees. As the Second district
is interested more than the rest, of
the State, it was decided to let the
special committee tabulate the vote
instead of requiring tile entire com
mittee to meet, autl cxGov. Mcswee
ney, L. J. Williams (or ids substitute),
Tbcs. Martin, J. M. Polatty, C. lt.
Free, Dr. W. C. Smith and 10. S.
Mease, one from each county in the
Second district, were appointed with
thc addition ot D. II. Magill, A. W.
Jones, 1). J. Grilllth and Gen. Jones
There being Dfi further business the
As the campaign in the Second dis
trict closes on the 5ttl of April, the
last day for tilling the pledges with
the State chairman will be at noon of
April Ith.-The Stale.
Trusts Destroy Individuality.
In ?tn ad dr. ss before the students of
the college of the city of New York,
W. II. Truesdale, president of the
Delaware, Lackawanna railroad, de
scribed thc great combinations of
capital and laboras socialistic, declar
ing the tendencies arc to shackle, if
notdeslroy. the American individuali
ty to which the country owes so much.
After des-ribing the development of
thc great industries, thc greatest ot
which is the railroad business, he ex
pressed the opinion that the gain is
tine to the spirit of American free
dom, and he't-aid he does not expect
the same proportionate mileage to be
constructed hereafter, as the cost of
the terminals will interfere, but the
improvements will continue rapidly as j '
ever. He said meat combinations of 11
capital are impossible elsewhere and 1
it is a question if it do not stille indi- j '
viduality. The labor organizations
may bc beneficial in some ways arni
have done good in some cases and in
jury in others, he d' dared, and when
they stille ambition they do harm.
Calal lOiidtuu ol'an KlopeillCIlt.
A special from I'.al esville. Ark.,
says: S. M. Hall, a well known mer
chant of Austin, was shot and killed I'
Wednesday nigh! at eight o'clock by ,
U.C. Hancock. The tragedy is tho (
sequel to thc elopenionl of Hall ami ,
Miss liessie Hancock, a daughter of ,
IL C. Hancock, in January last.
Hall recently iel urned lo Arkansas
and stated that he proposed io live
down the past ?iud resume bus'ness
tit Austin. Hall arrived in Iiatesville
Wednesday afternoon. Hancock came
up on Hall in front of the cpu rt house
af eight o'clock and Immediately
pulled a revolver and began Hiing.
Three ol' the four or live shots took
effect in vital parts ol' the body. Hall
fell aller the If rsl shot, dying almost
instantly. Hancock surrendered to
the sherill and was placed in jail.
A London Tragedy.
A ghostly crime was today un
earthed 'rtt- Keiisairise, a suburo of
West London, England. The police
found a trunk in a boarding Jiouse,
containing thc bodies of a woman and
ch ile), who disappeared two months
ago. and who btid been murdered.
The bodies were covered with several
inches ol' cement. The ollicer sus
pected a lodger in the. house named ii
Crossman. When the.y attempted to ii
arrest him he flashed through the
st lids pursued by a large crowd.
Seeing escape impossible. Crossman
drew razor ami commit t ed suicide by
culling h's throat. The police now
are digging in t be garden of I he bouse,
thinking other bodies are possibly
buried t here.
A h1 II mt y e'asc.
A dispatch from Town lida, Pa.,
sa vs forty years have boen knocked
out of the life of I'Mward Smith, a
fanner, by a single blow. Las! week
he was felling a large, t re \ In tall
'mg it st ruck aunt her small tree which
fell on Smith, cutting a deep gash in
his forehead, lie was unconscious for
some lime, and since he has recovered ! ^
lui bas no recollection of his present ! t\
life. Ile acts lite a boy again, al- L,
though he is over ti fty. He plays the jj
gaines he played while a boy a od goes ?
about doing the same farm work he h
did as a youngster. Ile bas no rccol '
lection ol his life for. the last folly
vears. but otherwise is in good health.
la. Gov. Sloan Married.
Mrs. Fannie Flake G dilan and
Lieutenant Governor John T. Sloan
were married Wednesday night at i be
home of Dr. and Mrs. I.. T. Illake, al
Spart anhing, ihshop W. W. Duncan
olliciated. The britte wore a hand
some gown of lilac chillon with an
underdrcss of taffeta anda valuable
diamond liara. 11 ic gift of the groom.
A largely attended reception was',','
tendered Colonel and Mis. Sloan by
Dr. and Mis Illake, which was the
decided social altair OT the spring
season. Thc couple left tonight for
California, and upon return, will re
side in Columbia.
li i 11H lliue., II'.
Henry Madison Mann, an eleven
year-old boy. son of T. C. Mann, a
prominent citizen of Abbeville, shot '
himself through thc heart. The lad,'
became exasperated, il is said, bo-J:
cause ol' the release of a pet bird thal ,
he kepi in a cage. lt is stated he
entered his room and locked the door.
A moment later the report of a pistol
at t rad cd t he at tent ion of I be family
j Mrs. Mann. Hie l id's mot her, rushed
to the room. Henry opened the door
for her, stepped back and fell to the
Cane Growers Convention.
A lotter hits been received I rom D.
G., Purse, president ol the Interstate
cane crowe rs uf-sjciation by Governor
11 ey ward asking the appointment or
live delegates to the next meetimr of
the associai ion which will bc held in
Jackfionvill May I li. Thc governor
bas replied st al ling that he does not
care to undertake Hie appoint, of
delegates in Ibis way but should any
one desire togo they can bc appointed
'ny communicating with the governor.
Choked Willi a Hone.
Mrs Hubert Waithour, of Waithour
ville, Liberty county, Ga., died at thc
Tel fair hospital Wednesday, nuder
peculiar circumstances. A few days j
ago while eating turkey for dinner a!
bone, lodged in her throat. She could
iud, get it out and died as a result or
its lodging In her throat.,
He Char ed Brampton With Fuming
Columbia to Injure Him.
GEN. HAMPTON'S INDEGRATION,
Hoped Never til Meet Sherman as
Hu Could Not Trust to Keep
His Hands OfT tho Millet
In a rer-.ent issue of The Saturday
Evening Post, former Senator George
G. Vest, of Missouri, writes of Gen.
Wade Hampton with whom he served
in tlie Senate, and was on terms of in
timate friendship. Gue of the most
interesting portions of Senator Vest's
article is that dealing with the burn
ing of Columbia, which Gen. Sherman
falsely, maliciously charged against
(Jen. Hampton. Senator Vest brings
tut no new facts in relation to the
matter, but presents the whole case
very concisely and clearly, as follows:
lt is not my purpose to revive any
titler memories of thc civil war. I
lnitl it tome thc first duty of every
.iti/.on to promote as far as he can the '
?ra of good feeling which now exists
.o a large degree between thosa who
were once engaged in armed conflict. 1
I should not nov, allude to the con
troversy between Gen. Sherman and ?
Senator Hampton In regard to the !
aiming of Columbia, but for the fact 1
ibat I have lately seen the statement
nade in a widely circulated publica- i'
.ion that Hampton was responsible j
or that terrible event. 1 deem it my ?
Inly to lay before the public, without
somment, thc unquestionable state
nents of Gen. Sherman himself and
lis othcers as to the responsibility for
?he destruction by lire of thirteen 1
mudrcd houses inhabited by non
.ombataivts and not used for any mili- >
In the oOicial report, made in thc 1
?pring of 1805, of his march through j '
,lie Carolinas. Geu. Sherman made *
he statement that the burning of
Columbia was caused 1?> Gen. Hamp- 1
on, who commanded the rear guard j
if thc Confederate forces, ordering 1
.he cotton, which he had caused to ; 1
ie piled up In Hie streets of thc city, j '
,o bc tired, and that, although Shcr
nan's soldiers labored earnestly to '
iXtingulsh these tires, the wind rose
md caused the burning cotton tobe '
down upon thc roofs of Hie adjacent 1
muses until the lire became unman- r>
igcable. "And without hesitation, 1 j1
?barge Gen. Wade llamplon with J1
laving burned his own city of C dum *
lia: not with malicious intent, as the ,
nanifestation of a silly Roman stoic- 1
sm, but from folly and want of sense 1
n filling it with lint cition and tin- ?
< >n i i:ly..l4. '.1835, Gen, .Hampton re- ?
.liedlo this charge, and stated that 1
o far from ordering the cotton to .
ie tired In thc streets of Columbia, he '
lad, on laking command ol the rear '
: uti rd the night before, issued au or- 1
er that no colton should be tired ;1
v ii bin the city, and that when he t
vacua ted Columbia on the next morn- N
Hg there was not a bale of cotton un !l
ii the streets nor anywhere else. V
In a letter published in the proceed- c
rigs of Congress in April, 1800, Gen.
herman says: e
"The citizens of Columbia set lire J'
0 thousands of bales of cotton rolled 1
ut iiiui the streets, and which were s
urning before we entered Columbia, t
myself was in the city as early as ll 0
'clock, and I saw these tires." !
In a deposition of (?en. Sherman, I n
aleen before a United Slates commis- . "
?oner at Washington city in lsTii, in "
lie case of Browne vs. United States, V
C swore that a brigade of the Kif- "
eenth anny corps, commanded by (l
big. l?en. Stone, of Iowa, were the 11
rsl federal troops to reach C lumbia
ntl that this brigade formed the pro
bst guard which was distributed .
hroughout the city. He also relt
rated his charge that the cit y was ;
urned by the flaming cotton which ;
lampton had tired before he left, and .
dilch was carried by tlie high wind .
> the adjacent houses,
lo .January. 1S7:t, llrig. Gen. Stone, ^
?.ho commanded, the Federal troops
hat first occupied Columbia, made
he following statement in The v
"Thc ent ire brigade was dist riblltcd ,
h.-..ugh the city. Up to this time t
10 lires occurred in any part of the L
itv save those of public buildings and s
uartcrmasters' .stores, tired by thc ,
neuiy thc day bef?te v e nilen d, 1 ,
bink, but which lires had not ex- ,
ended and did not extend to any
ithcr part ol' flu-city. The streets
11 some places contained bales of col -
on, which had been eut open, and
bese caught tire twice or three times
luring the day, but these tires had
?cen promptly put out by some of t he
i remen, aidetl by a detail of soldiers
mtier charge of ?in olllcer."
He further says: "Col. D. J. fai
ner, commanding my regiment, thc
-evenly-li fib Iowa, and to whom 1
a 1 intrusted the charge of the most
langerons part of the cit j. confirmed
ny opinion that there was it plot lo
?urn the city by telling me several
lires had started in his district : that
ie bad .succeeded in putting Hiern out
^o far, but could not much longer,
ind that, in Iiis opinion, the next one
would lire the city. Thc wind after
illiisel bad increased in violence, and
lihout I) o'clock was blowing almost a
hm ricane from Col. Palmer's district
right toward the heart of the city.
All at once fifteen or twenty llames
from as many diff?rent places along
the river shot up, and in ten minutes
Lhc hite ol Columbia was settled.
' 'Tile next morning it was discovered
tile guard had been too small; and al
t ?lough a square mile of the heart of
Hie city hail been eaten out, and the
nu n's appetite for revenge satiated,
V I it was then considered that a di
vision of troops was necessary for pro
In his Memoirs (page 28s), Gen.
"Having utterly ruined Columbia,
tho right w ing began its match north
west to Wlnnsboro ou the twentieth."
What Gen Sherman thought in re
gard to t he rules of civilized warfare
is best explained by himself. Gen.
I la) leek having written to Sherman at
Savannah that he hoped when he cap
lured Charleston the ci ty would bo re
duccd to ashes and salt sown upon the
ruins, Gen. Sherman in his Memoirs
(page 22(1), says he answered llalieck
"This war differs from European
wars in this particular: We are not
only lighting hostile armies, but a hos
tile people, and must make old and
young, rich and poor, feel the hard
band of war, as well as their organized
armies. * * * *
'T will bear In mind your hint as
to Charleston, and clo not think it will
be necessary. When 1 move, the Fif
teenth corps will be on the right of
the right wing, and their position
will bring them .'nto Charleston first;
and if you have watched the history
of the corps, you will nave remarked
that they generally do their work
pretty well. Tl o truth is, the whole
army is burning with insatiable desire
to wreak vengeai ce noon South Caro
lina. 1 almost I fumble at her fate,
hut feel that she di.servos all that
seems in store for her."
He also stated in his deposition in
thc case of Browne vs. United States,
to which reference has already been
made, that he and his army, both bf
deers and men, I bought that South
Carolina should he extirpated, which
meant utter destruction beyond thc
hope of resurrection; and he also stat
ed in the same deposition that if he
had thought it necessary he would
have destroyed Columbia as he would
i prairie-dog village.
In his Memoirs (page 2S7). (len.
Sherman says that the tire that de
stroyed Columbia was accidental, and
ni the same page he sajj:
'Tu my ollicial report of this conti t
?ration I distinctly charged it to Gen.
Wade Hampton, and confess I did so
pointedly, to shake the faith of his
people in him, for he was, in my opin
ion, a braggart, and professed to be
the special champion of South Caro
lina." In the last conversation 1 cvci
had with him on the subject, Gen.
Hampton said that the charge ol
Sherman made against him as to thc
burning of Columbia was the most
llagrant injustice that could possibly
i>e perpetrated by any man whe
.laimed to bea soldier and gentleman.
"During the whole war," In contin
ned, /'I never committed an act ir
violation of Hie rides of civilized war
rare and never permitted my soldiers
lodoso, i was socond in command
when the cavalry raid was made inti
Pennsylvania in 1862, and Col. Mc
.'lure, the well known editor of Thc
Philadelphia Times, has testilied it
n's memoirs how scrupulously I caus?e
he rights of private citizens and non
combatants to be respected by mj
nen when we captured Chambers
lurg. Of course, we took such neces
?aries belonging to private citizens ai
ve were compelled to have, but ii
every instance the owuers were givei
wuchers upon which they conk
.ollect the value of the property si
,akeu from the United States go n
pent, I, never permitted my so.
xi enter an orchard or to' draw wa1,.:
rom a private well or cistern witbou
irst obtaining the permission of th
iwncr. No outrage or violence wa
committed by them in any instance
md yet when 1 returned home afle
,he war 1 found ray residence burned
vhieh was two miles from Columbia
ind also Millwood, the home of m
;randfather aud father, around wuici
lustered the most sacred memories o
ny life. 1 had lost in the war all m
state anti had seen my brother an
otingest son shot down upon th
lattletield; but Cen. Sherman was no
at .?stied with this, and has attempte
0 place upon rac thc terrible stigm
f having burned the houses of ni
riendf and neighbors in Columbia. .
nore v.ucl und false accusation wa
icvcr made, and t hough 1 shall ne
nake myself ridiculous by seeking an
>c rf ona 1 satisfaction, 1 hope that vt
nay never meet, for 1 distrust m
iwn self-control If face to face with
can who has wronged meso foully."
Some ugly features of air nation!
Ife and what to do about them wi
he subject Of a lenten sermon Sui
lay night by the Kev. Dr. McKlm <
he Epiphany church at Washingtoi
?. C. Dr. McKim made a dircc
orciblc attack on thc "Almost coi
cicncclcss extravagance and passh
or display" that has spread dowi
said among the people. He drew
rivld picture of thc "Progressif
>olygamy"of society divorces, as cor
lared with the pdygamy of the Mu
nons. and made a cans! ie reference
he '-'graft top lo b noni of society
md "even thc dark and portentio
.batlow of Hie betrayal ol pu bl
rust lying across the leg isis tl ve hal
>f the nation."
A Peculiar Accident.
Lieutenant Harton K Gardiner,
>. A., on furlough from his com pa
li Arizona and a passenger on thee;
lound Southern I'acilic train, going
kisit his mother in Massae h use t
net with a peculiar accident Thu
lay as the train was nearing ibo <
[tub lil Halonia. Texas. Ile was se;
ed in a chair car and was asleep,
twoke as the brakeman called nut t
name of the stat ion, jumped from t
window and fell under l he cars, bc
legs cut oil. Immediate al tent
was given him and he is resting wi
Gardiner said when he heard i
brakeman announce the station
dreamed his captain command?e
td large anti it was this which can
t he accident.
Horrors ol' Hie Heep.
Thc British steamer Cabul, wli
arrived Thursday at New York fi
Peru and Chili, reports that on b
mary I2th? In the Straltsof Magcll
she fell in with a Chullan sea
schooner in distress, The SchOI
was a very small craft, with a crev
sixteen men. Tiley had been out
months and .vere istarving. They
caught 150 seals, and the only
visions obtainable were shell tish
water. Their boat had been stov
and rendered useless In bad weat
Capt. Bcrrj supplied them with abi
Si ill I ?Killin?.
A dispatch from Manila says C
DeWitt, with a detachment of
stabulary and Lieut. Pitney, wit
detachment of scouts have just
countered Macario Sakay. the so
led president of the Filipino repu
Sakay with 15 Of his followers
killed and tile remainder of the I
was captured. There were no cal
tics on thc present Americans,
Built Last Tear in t li is State and the
ir United States.
OUB STATE fHOWS UP LAMELY.
Tin! linllriKulH Now lliivc Ncnrly
Xhlrtv Million Dollars Worth
. .ol' Property in South
< 'aiul I na.
It .would seem that nearly the entire
surface ol' the United States is by this
tlmeanet work of railroads, but thc
statistics show that there was more
rallonge in new roads last year than
at (.ny*other time since 1887, when the
couJtr?ction was more than twice as
much as last year.
South Carolina shows hut a small
percentage of the construction, the to
tal being but 27.(18 miles. However,
if tbe"roads projected are built in l!i04 j
this'State will show up better in next
year's statistical reports, The roads
constricted last year were:
Bmnettsville and Cberaw~ Kollocks
to hennettsville, 14 miles.
C.vr.ollna Wettern-Extension lo
Smithville, 1.75 miles.
Charlotte, Monroe and Columbia
Hamberg Junction to Jefferson, ll
ijd^fnoor and Marietta-Extension
to Lu ndi i. .!).'! miles.
The Railway Agc gives thc following
Ifs' of roads projected (not Including
the' projected line to Saluda court
luiuse* l l miles):
Alcolu-Extension to Motts, 0 miies.
I). W. Alderman, vice president,
Carolina and Western- Smithville
to Tillman, ttl miles; under construc
tion^ H. ll. Horton, auditor, Hump
Charlotte, Monroe and Columbia
Jefferson, S. C., to Monroe, N. C., 25
tuiles. Wm. Moncure, president and
general manager, Raleigh, N. C.
Chesterfield and Lancaster- Ruby
to Lynchs River, 17 milos: surveyed.
A. L\. Page, general manager. Cberaw.
Kreuch Broad and Southern --Tox
aw;vy, N. C., to a connection with the
Soulhern railway in tinonee county,
S. '., r>0 miles. John S. Vertier, Co
Lampton and Branchville-Maul
dinion t ? St. George, LS miks. W.
C. >Iauldln, general superintendent,
MOUnt Pleasant and Georgetown -
Moriut Pleasant to McClellansville, li?
milis.. W. G. Miller, president, Suin
'omit Pleasant Southern-S ui til
poo tcUGibson ville, projected.
Dee', River-Mars Bluff to Ran
kin Mills, 30 mlle. W. L. Rankin,
";v?r,- Lumber. Go.-Grecn
vil ti to Davenport, 2''. miles; to be
I" (Jj'over the old roadbed of thc Caro
lina, Knoxville and Western, R. E.
Johnson, president, Greenville.
Spartanburg and Union- Spartan
burg to Union, .'IO miles: incorporated.
Teunessee, Georgia and South Car
olina-Anderson, S. C., to Charleston,
Tenn., 200 mile. W. B. Frink, presi
dent, Blue Ridge, Ga.
Union and Glenn Springs-Buffalo
tn Murphys Shore-;, I miles. George
M. Wright, general manager. I nion.
The South Carolina end of the Ten
nessee, Georgia and South Carolina
will be considerably Uss than 2uu
miles in length, as recorded hy The I
Agc. The Spartanburg and I nion
line is supposed to be a projected elec-11
trie line. Il
Oklahoma stands lirst of all tho ?
?States and territories with 053 miles. ,
md Louisiana is second with 450 j
miles to lier credit. There are eight t
States and territories showing over ,
?Q0 miles each, as follows: < ?klahoina. ,
iir,:i miles; Louisiana, 1*?'? miles:,,
Texas, :i">7 miles: Indian Territory, i
un miles; Arkansas, 203 mile: Penn- ,
iylvania, 245 miles: Missouri, 24!l i
miles, and Iowa, 2 IO miles. 11
Thc following tallie shows track laid
ny years since 188(1: i
Year. Miles i
1887 .12,083 ;
1881).?. 5,230 <
181)0. f>,U70 ?1
185)1 ?v. 4,281 j!
185)2. 4,11)2 !
1803. 2,035 I
181)4. l.lMO j
1805../. 1,803 ?1
181W. 1,848 j I
18517 . 1,880''
1001 . 5.222
in Canunda 830.22 miles of new
road wi re built last year on 27 lines,
and incomplete returns from Mexico
show 341.43 miles of track laid on 12
The Railway Age gives thc follow
ing as the summary In each of several
Statis hist year:
States. lines. Miles.
Alabama. !."> 121.83
Alaska. I 10.00
Arizona. 7 117.52
Arkansas. I"> 203.50
California. 12 150.41)
Colorado. 0 43.02
Florida. 0 I Ki.77
Georgia. 12 147.50
I (Mut. 2 10.00
Illinois. Il 183.70
Indi, na. lo 02.35
Indian Territory- M 310.12
Iowa. 5 240.05
Kansas. 3 10.01
Kentucky. 12 so. 4 s
Louisiana. 20 4.Vi.2t)
Main. 2 18.00
Michigan. 21 1 OL 1)8
Minnesota. Il 108.10
Mississippi. lo 130.40
Missouri. ll 212.(i7
Montana. 2 71.ta)
Nevada . 1 IO On
New Jersey....... 2 2.12
New Mexico. .'. 1!?2.77
New York. fi 45. lo
North Carolina. !. 112 (10
North Dakota. ? 12!).7(i
Ohio. 10 132.09
Oklahoma. 13 t'.">:t :i2
Oregon. 7 31.50
Pennsylvania. 32 245.18
South Carolina. 4 27.US
Tennessee. 0 102.48
Texas. 20 350.08
Utah. 5 120.52
Vermout. 1 5.00
Virginia. 0 45.17
Washington. 12 110.13
West Vlrigina. 24 105.80
Wisconsin. IO 80.73
Wyoming. 1 3.00
Total in 4:1 States ;*nd
Territories. 401 5,785.1)8
The report of the comptroller gen
eral shows that last year the railroads
?eturned for taxation 3.005 miles of
track in this State, and that the total
value of all railroad property in the
State was $20,407,710.-Thc State.
A SENSATIONAL INCIDENT.
Tho Con 1'cclcr ?io Plug (Jives Way to
"Ohl (ilorj" at Clemson.
An occurrence at Clemson College of
unusual and sensational interest is
thus described by an eyewitness:
There has just, been erected at the
college a llag-pole, eighty-six feet
high. Recently one of the boys took
up a collection and had a Mag, four
teen by twenty-one feet, of the "Stars
and Bar" made, and the afternoon of
March 12 at 0:30; while the college
hand played "Dixie" and amid the
cheer.1} of the uncovered live hundred
Clemson hoys, the '?ag of t he Confeder
acy was raised. It was lowered after
dark and the companies inarched to
the pule from reveille this morning,
and again the Mag was raised amid
the cheers of the Clemson corps.
It stayed until O'clock, when the
commandant, who is a Northerner,
ordered it taken down. The hoys
had it down and hid before hlsorders;
could be obeyed. Immediately after
release from quarters at the morning
inspection, however, all of the boys
went to the Mag pole and were raising
I he Mag for t he third I ?nie. The com
mandant came out of his office, caught
hold of the rope and ordered it lower
ed. But in spite of his protestations
md his placing one boy under ai rest,
Hie Mag sva.s raised.
The Mag Moated proudly till after
.'burch, when the commandant made
i speech in which he said among other
things: "Hoys, I don't blame you
lor honoring the Mag your fathers and
-rand fa I hers fought for. Three cheers
for Hie Mag ol' the Southern Confeder
icv." (Three cheers were given with
i vim in which the minister, the fac
ilt\ and Hie ladies joined heartily.
Joni inning he said: "But the South
novcdJLhat there was only one Mag in
1808. Hoys, there's no use talking',
ive have the greatest Hag on the face
)f the earth to day. And now I want
he band to play Dixie while we lower
he Stars and Bara, and t hen to play
.he Star Spangled Banner while we
aise the Stars and Stripes."
So while the band played "Dixie"
ind winle the Lo.vS ? .stood' 'with un
covered heads sending forth cheer
ipon cheer, the Mag of our fathers was
owered and H e Mag of our forefat hers
md our Mag was raised. Three rous
ng cheers were given for "old Glory''
md then three for the commandant.
WILL DODGE IT.
die Republicans Afraid to Vote ou |
th?! Mormon Quustlon N"???*.
A dispatch from Washington says j
.he Republican leaders in thc Senate
ire taking no chances of having to
iVind up the S moot investigation and
rat? on thc Mormon apostle's right to
lis seat at this session of Congress,
l'hcy made up their minds it would
iot be good policy, politically, to set
le the case prior to the presidential
?lection, but evidence against the Mor
non liier.ichy, which includes Stuoot,
?lied up with a rapidity that astonish
>d and disconcerted the Republicans.
Inly relatively unimportant details
.vere lei. for investigation and it was
ou nd that new witness's would have
.o bc called to testily as to this?.
To allow time tr get these witness
's from I "tah the hearings before the
songressional .ommitte on privileges
md elections were adjourned for ten
lays or two weeks, the Republicans
.ounting on being able to wind up in
he session of Congress by April 15,
nul certainly by May 1. But the
Democrats have shown a disposition
;o resist the early adjournment pro
gram by insisting on a prolonged de- !
?lite on the postolllcc appropriation :
nill. This opened a prospect that the
?moot hearing would bc completed
before the session of Congress could
be brought to a close. A hast ly ad
journment, with thc eise ready for
settlement would be a practical admis
sion of the Republic ms that they
were running I rom it.
So the Republicans adopted tactics
calculated i ? olfset the Democratic
move to prolong thc session. They
f.iiled ttl senti out thc summons for thc
10 or 50 additional witnesses required
in the Smoot case. The Democrats
hilve just discovered this and arc
angry about it. They are anxious
to keep partisanship out of Smoot
case as long as iios.sil.b-. but they now
feel disposed to raise a row in the
Se?ale over white they regard as thc
inexcusable delay of the Republicans.
To ti?, Back to Iowa.
Jesse Huffman, a soldier now sta
tioned at Fort Fremont, s. c.. will
lie taken back lo Centreville, Iowa,
in a day or so, to stand trial on the
charge ol' forgery. The story of Huff
man's crime wits told by W. B. Davis,
au otlicer ol' that tow n, who called on
the governor Wednesday morning for
requisition papers ?ind the warrant.
I lull niau was a rather bad character,
although cf good family, and it was
aller bc joined the army that it was
discovered that bc. had forged a not?
Of lin- National Bank (d' Centreville.
Thc amount secured by Huffman was
only ?27.50, but thc bank ts willing
lo Spend $200 to get him back, Cor
respondente was had with thc war
department, and it was found that
his release could be secured in order
that he might be tried. Governor
Cummings wrote to Governor Hey
ward in the matter, and as soon as
proper papers could be obtained Mr.
Davis came on for his prisoner. Word
was wired thc captain of Huffman's
company at Fort Fremont and the
man was placed under arrest to be
carried back to Iowa.
LEFT WIFE AT HOTEL
And Then Wont Out and Blew Ont
D. Paul Hughes, secretary of the
DupueBne Mining Company, director
of the Pittsburg State Hank, promi
nent in Pennsylvania linanclal mat
ters and well known in Kew York,
blew out his brains on the shore of
Nahuue Lake, near the Norfork &
Western Depot, Norfork, Va., Wed
nesday, lliigin s registered at Hie At
lanta Hotel ten days ago with a wo
man supposed to be wife, and gave the
name of D. P. Hayes. Some of his
mail came in that name. -
Tlie woman says she knows very
, little of Hughes. At the inquest Wed
nesday afterncou she said she knew
nothing that could have caused him
to take his life. She was unmoved,
and stated that Hughes might have
another wife living somewhere.
Without a tremor or any indication
of nervousness, she entered the jury
room, led by Coroner Might, passed
tiiiougb the crowd anu out to the
Morgue. She spent a moment before
the body and returned to the jury.
There was no trace of emotion upon
lier countenance. She took the oath
and replied to the questions of the
Coroner in tones as clear and distinct
as though uttered by one who never
had BuiTercd a pang of .sorrow.
She stated that she met her bus
band in Baltimore about two weeks
ago: but she is from the southern part
of New .Jersey, but was visiting in
Baltimore. She said she knew noth
ing of the man save that he gave his
name as Hughes: that he came from
Pittsburg, and that he had a mother
Hughes had been drinking for thc
past week or more, and Colonel David
son, of the Atlantic Hotel, said he
frequently warned the unfortunate
man that he must keep sober around
the hotel or remain hi his room.
Hughes always had plenty of money.
He received numerous letters every
day i und eushed money.
Tapers showing that Hughes was a
Mason and a l'liythian were found in
his effects at the hotel. The statement
found on the body was produced at
"My body I give to the first medi
cal institute that may care for it for
tile purpose of dissection. 1 clo this
in the interest of science. I am going
on a bing exploring expedition, and
may be help Peary lind thc North
A COLD WINTER.
November, Deoember, January and
February Were Below the Normal.
The Columbia Record says accord
ing to Section Director .L W. Hauer
the winter owed us 200 deg ress? it be
1 pg that many below the usuul mark
rortrie wi ii tor'?S'oritt^^-Sfcortl y rWte?
7 o'clock Sunday the sun crossed the
equator and put an official end to
winter, according to the astronomers.
In common parlance winter did not
end until midnight last night. At all
events, the winter has been the cold
est that bas ever been experienced by
Columbia since the establishment of :
the weather bureau here. 1
The winter has been remarkable,
?mt so much for exceptionally low
temperatures on only a tow scattered
days, but for continuous cold, broken
only by warm spells now and then, of
only a few days' duration. The mouths
ot' November, December, January and
February have all been below the nor
There have been several low temper
atures recorded, and in November all
records for weather In that particular
month were broken. February was
marked by a light snowfall, and in
both January and February there
woredifTcrent days in which sleet fell
and leles hung from the trees and
?p to March the deficiency was 249
degrees, out Lt)is month was a little
netter and about 4!? of these have been
knocked oil. The normal for the
months of December, January and
February complied from the records of
i'm bureau since its establishment in
188!? are as follows:
As a matter of fact the actual mean
This shows how each month fell be
hind and the intense, continued cold
which this section of the country has
Knidcinic of Suicides.
Three professors of the Ohio I 'Di
versity have com nitted suicide In less
' than a year. Tltey are Profs. K. A.
riggers, P. C. Chirk and C. W. Mesloh.
The ?pid?mie of suicides began on
April 8, l!H>:>, when Ernest August
loggers, bead of thc department of
German, shot, himself through the
j head, when confined to his room by
I acute rheumatism. On Sept. 19, 1903,
Prof. Prcderlck Converse Clark, at
? the bead of the department of econo
mies and socology, walked into a pas
ture, on the campus and sent two bul
lets into his brain. On Tuesday,
March io, !004, Prof. Charles Walter
Mesloh. assistant professor of Ger
manic languages, died at home on thc
campus from some drug taken with
suicidal intent, having just a week
before attempted to kill himself.
Prof. laggers kilied himself because
he could not endure the pain of rheu
matism. Prof. Clark shot himself be
cause he had lost all of his own and
his parents' money in wildcat specula
tion, and Prof. Mesloh ended his life
as thc result of a nervous state,
brought on through worry because lie
bad not been promoted to the chair
held by Prof. Fggers.
We Hope Not.
Thc Aiken Journal and Review an
nounces that the ladies of that town
are so pleased with tho appearance of
the northern equestrienne as she dash
es about astride that the custom will
be adopted by the natives. As the
Columbia State says such is familiari
ty. Three years ago the ladies of
Aiken v/ere quite shocked when thc
first northerner to ride there with
Istirrups on both sides of her man's
saddle appeared in public.
KILLED THEM ALL.
A Wife's Love of Dancing Hakes Her
TERRIBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE
Mon HU v Wounded, tho Wife Fights
lor Uer. Child, bnt the Fren
zied. Husband Kills Child
Maddened by jealousy and stung by
bitter words of reproach," Christian
Kirschoffer, a Williamsburg, H. Y.,
hotel keeper, shot and mortally
wounded his young wife, slew his -
four-year-old son and took his own
life Wednesday. The tragedy was
the end of a martial history of Ave
years, beginning with Klschoffer's
elopement with the woman he killed
Wednesday aud who was then his
wife's niece. After the death of his
wife he married the niece.
Residents in the neighborhood of
Kent avenue and South First street
were startled by a succession or pistol '
shots in the second story of Kirschoff
er's Hotel, at No. 905 Kent avenue,
about 10:30 a. m. Wednesday. The
shrieks of "Murder!" "Police!" in a
woman's voice, brought Policeman
Fallon, of the Sixtieth Precinct;
George Khnenn, a citizen, and Fire
man George Mulligan, who rushed up
stairs, burst la the door of the apart
ment in time to see the murderer fire
a shot iuth his own head.
The policeman grappled with the -
man, who, although wounded to
death, still struggled savagely to fire
upon the intruders. As the revolver
was wrenched, from tbs maniac':-;
hand, he fell to the door and expired.
The room resembled a shambles.
On the Moor, near the door leading "
Into the rear room, lay the murderer's
little son, gasping in the throes of
death. Swooning, at the window,
which the wounded mother had raised
lo her ??antic, eirorts to escape her
doom, hung the body of Mrs. Klrsch
olTer, with blood streaming from a
wound under the chin.
The police olllcer picked up the
child and hastened with him Into the
street in search of medical aid. But
the little fellow expired before an am- ,
bulance from the Eastern District '
Hospital arrived. His father's bullet
had pierced his brain. .
Meanwhile Ehnenn and Mulligan
carried the wounded woman ^own- .*
stairs, and into a nelghboring store.
She did not regain consciousness, but
inurmered the name of her little boy.-*
When partly revived by Ambulance
Surgeon Shanks she prayed them to
save her baby.
The crime was undoubtedly premed- !
itated and carefully planned. Kirsch
offer was insanely jealous of his wife.
She had youth and rosy cheeks, and
W?JS-&i> t ! v-? .-. ; I i.;--:- s y l.-it?A old - fl?- W W". .
forty. He objected to her gayeby,
and protested against her attend
ance at dances. She went over to
Ellzxbethport on Monday nlghb bo at
tend a masquerade. The husband ob
jected, but the young wife had pre
pared a costume, and she went, de
spite protest:;, bo the home of her
cousin, Michael Martz, with whoso
family she attended the ball.
Mrs. Kirschoffer did nob return home
until nine o'clock Tuesday m"rnlng.
Thc husb&uu ?c?u"?l?t with furious
anger. A bitter quarrel followed dur
ing which dishes were thrown by
Having exhausted Jthelr passion,
Husband and wife wenb aboub their
several duties in connection with their
restaurant, the ruaf? going upstairs,
donning his best clothes and bhen
hurrying to the butcher shop wheie
he bought a lot of meat. He nexu
bought a pisbol, which he loaded.
From bhe gun shop Kirschoffer
went into the saloon kept by his life
long friend, Frederick Hertz, at-bhe
corner of Wythe avenue and Soubh
Firsb sbreeb. Here he drank deeply,
announcing bhab lb was bhe lasb glass
of liquor he would ever swallow lu this
Arrived at his home the man called
his wife and child Into the sleeping
rooms of the family on the second
floor, locked bhe door and deliberately
murdered bbem.. He threw tho wo
man upon the bed in the front room
and tired the weapon into her throab,
bhe ball passing bbroughbhe chin and
into the bones of the head. The wo
man appears to have struggled wildly
for her child's life, for she broke away,
and running to the window farthest
from the bed, threw up the lower sash
and shrieked for help. Aid came too
late lor as the woman ran the husband
put a bullet in the boy's head.
Old Men Must Go.
Following the orders issued by th
Atlantic Coast Line railway establlshs
lng a pension system for the employee
Of tlie road who have seen a certain
number of years of service, thc general
manger has followed this up with
another that will affect a number of
men on the system win will not re
eel vc pensions. The recent order ls
that all men over the agc of seventy
must go. The road has come to tho
conclusion that the necessary work
cannot be gotten out of men who have
reached that age and on April 1st
they will stepdown and out for young
er men. The recent order in regard
co pensions provided for a pension of
one per cent for each year of service
for the salary received provided the
employes had seen a service of ben
years. The new order provides that
if thc age of seventy bas been reached
the employe must go anyhow, pension
Killed oy Gos.
In thc city of New York three peo
ple were killed by illuminating gas
in a tive-story tenement in east Elev
enth street Wednesday and many oc
cupants of neighboring Hats were
more or less overcome. The dead are:
Otto Crossman, 36 years old, a host
ler; Jennie Crossman, :i2 years, hts
wife, and Rosie Longfelder, 33 years
old, a seamstress, boarding with the
Crossmans. Two gas jobs were found
turned on full head. According to
the nelghbora Grossman several times
threatened to turn on the gas and
end his lite and that of his wife. Tues
day night, lt ls said, there was a mer
rymaking at the Crossman tlat and
considerable wino was drunk,