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"DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOUL* AND MA RE OUR LlV?S IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY. OS OUR DEATHS GLOBIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
In Fire i
On Burning Steamer
at New York They
MANY CHILDREN VICTIMS
Although the Steamer Was Not
Far From Shore, Fire and
Wave, in Few Minutes
One of the most appalling disasters
in the history of New York, tragic!
in its Immensity, dramatic in Its j
episodes and deeply pathetic in the
tender agc of most of the victims,
took place Wednesday in the East I
river at the entrance to Long Island
sound, within a short distance of the
New York shore and within sight of
thousands of persons, the majority of
whom were powerless to minimize the
extent of the catastrophe.
li y the burning to the water's edge
of the Gen. Slocum, three-decked ex
cursion steamer, the largest in these
waters, more than ooo persons, the ]
majority o? whom were Women and
children, were burned to cleat i or
drowned by jumping overboard < r by
being thrown into the whirlpo il by
the lurching of the vessel and the
frantic rush of the panic-stricken
It is the season of Sunday s ?bool
excursions in New York bay and Long
Island sound, the latter one ol the
most picturesque bodies of waler in
the country. Great preparation; had
been made for the 17th annual excur
sion of the Sunday school of St. M irk's
German Lutherau church the congre
gatton of which is drawn from the
dense population of the lower east and
west sides, and the Gen. Slocum had
been chartered to carry the excursion
ists to Locus?) rivgnLi_7i?^f the many
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TUE NUiimsn ON-HOAKD.
It is variously estimated that there
were between 1,000 and 2, ?on persons
on board the Gen. Slocum when she
left the pier at Third street, Last
river, though the Knickerbocker
Steamship company, which owns the
Slocum, officially states that the num
ber of persons was .S7:5, that being
only one-third of the vessel's capacity.
It ls thought however, that then;
were several hundred children in arms,
for whom fares are not usually charg
ed on these trips, on board.
Tho scene on the decks of the
steamer as she proceeded up the Hast
river was one ot' merry making, custo
mary on such occasions. The mass of
Hags lluttered in the June bree/.", the
bands were playing and the children
were singing, dancing and waving
handkerchiefs and Hags in answer to
the salutations of those on shore or
from passing steamers. On the ex
treme eastern encl of Randalls island,
off 135th street, there is a stretch of
**" wJter known as the sunken meadows.
AtTnuV point, just as crowds were
watchiinlV?'^0 Ka'ly decorated steamer
from sliore,^1*5 Gen. Slocum took lire
and as the'ageV01 Lllc vessel" she wa-s
built in 1891-Kat? resulted in the well
seasoning of thc wojij wi Lil which she
was almost entirely " 'lt, she was
soon a mass of Hame. . . Hame is
said to have broken out in launch
room on the forward deck by'"- pe
overturning of a pot of grease. Th\P
wind was high and all efforts to ex
tinguish the blaze were futile.
>OH NORTH H ROTH EU ISLAND.
At 134th street there are several
lumber yards and oil tanks and as
Capt. William Van Schaick, in com
mand of the (?en. Slocum, started to
turn his vessel towards the shore there
he was warned that it would set tire
to the lumber and nil and s i he chang
ed hiscourse for North Brother island,
one of the twin islands near the en
trance to the sound some half a mile
away, where the boat partially burned
was beached. She sank near that
place at 12.15 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, two hours and 25 minutes
after the tire was discovered.
In the meantime the passengers
had become panic stricken and those
who were not caught up by the llames
rushed to the rear of the vessel and
hundreds jumped overboard inti tile
swiftly running waters, lt is alleged
that the life preservers were to i se
curely fastened tn their holdings tobe
available and stories arc told of fran
tlc efforts made by strong men t > cut
them loose but even if they could nave
been torn down they were toohi^h up
for the children to reach. It is alsc
reported that no att empt was ma .ie tc
get out the tire apparatus at tin ti rsl
cry of "lire" though Capt. Var
Schaick says that he immediately ran^
the bells for getting out the appa
ratus. According to several state
ments no attempt was made to owei
lats or life rafts. Capt. Van Sc aick
nd his two pilots, named L1 var 1
an Wart and 10. M. Weaver, bavi
ion arrest.d. _
!"~f An Old Sinner.
) Meyer Guggenheim, 77 year, old, a
ultl-mllllonalre and a great grand
rainer, has been made defendant In ?
reach of promise suit, in New York
ages are fixed at $100,000. Thc
DaTfr^sor of $50,000,000 is a very at
...lat right men win
HY the waym^,ent bolters whei
have been pcivdlftL SIlU, , i^n to de
things did not go td^jiL bolters whei
mariel ttiat there be n^
things do go to suit them!
THE STOEY IN DETAIL.
Scones of tho Unspeakable Agent on
tlic Doomed Ship.
The three-decked excursion steamer
General Slocum, of the Knickerbocker
Steamboat company, burned to the
water's edge Wednesday off North
Brother island, East river, at the en
trance to Long Island sound, resulting
in the death through buming or
drowning of at least (?00 persons, most
ly women and children. Four hundred
and forty-seven bodies bad been recov
ered Wednesday night and divers were
at work taking bodies from Hie hold
of the steamer. The remains of many
persons who leaped into the river have
not yet been found, and it will be
many hours before the list of dead is
anywhere near complete.
Thc (!en. Slocum, one of thc largest
excursion steamers in these waters,
left Third street, Ehst river, at ii.:io
o'clock Wednesday morning, having on
board the annual Sunday school ex
cursion of St. Mark's German Luther
church, located in Sixth street. lier
destination was Locust Grove, one ot
the many resorts on Long Island
sound. Tile excursion was in charge of
Rev. George C. F. Haas, paster of the
church. The vessel was commanded by
Capt. Wm. Van Schaik, one of the
best known excursion boat captains in
New York harbor. Ile bas commanded
the Gen. Slocum for almost the entire
time since she was built in 1891, The
number of excursionists on board
Wednesday is variously estimated at
from 1,500 to :2,f>00, but according to
an official statement issued by the
Knickerbocker Steamboat company,
owners of the Slocum, the number of
passengers was 87M, that being one
third of the vessel's licensed capacity.
CHOW UKO WITH MEKHVMAKEHS.
The steamer, after leaving her dock
Wednesday morning proceeded up the
Fast river, all three of her decks being
crowded with merrymakers. Hands
played and the great sidewhecler was
decorated with Mags from stem to
The Slocum had reached a poiut
j near thc sunken meadows off 135th
'street, Manhattan, which is at the ex
I treme eastern end of Lansdalls island,
when lire broke out in a lunch room on
the forward deck. The blaze was
I caused by the overturning of a pot of
I grease. The headway of the vessel and
1 a -high * 4 almost Instantly faVn?d
foi ts v.-?re at ?mee di rioted .to^flBHS
the flh^ut- ijhey v%? f ? ti ie. TLteulaze
spread af ter with almost lightning rap
idity. Capt. Van Schaik, in the pilot
house, bad been informed of the out
break of the lire, and realizing the dan
I ger to the hundreds of excursionists,
I decided bo send his vessel to shore at
134th street. At this point there are
j lumber yards and several huge oil
j tanks and the captain was warned that
; to attempt to land at this point would
I endanger the property and perhaps
further imperil the scores of pei.pie
i svho bad already been frightened into
! a stale of almost uncontrollable excite
UUAXUKD ( (H USK.
Changing the big steamer's course
j slightly beheaded for north -Brother
j island, half a mlle away. By this time
: the Hames were rushing by leaps and
i bounds from the forward part of the
[ ship aft.
The great open decks, built for the
I excursionists, with little obstruction
! from bow to stern, offered a clear
sweep for the tire. As Hie Slocum
dashed forrard the Hames caught
stanchion and cabin woodwork ealing
and tearing their way across the ves
The excursionits, but a few mo
ments before in the full enjoyment of
an ideal summer's day on Long Island
.som,i, were driven to the af 1er part
'?f the steamer to escape the heat,
I flai??? :iIK^ smt'ke thal were constantly
I increasing. Policemen and deckhands
aboard the-boab struggled hard t>
[quiet the panic, bub bhe efforts were
in vain. The wild disorder increased as
[frantic mothers sought to lind their
I children, who had been at play about
I the decks.
The steamer's whistle was blowing
j for assistance and tugs and other near
j by craft answered the call. Before any
of the boats could reach the burning
Steamer, however, the frantic women
I and children began lo jump overboard.
The current was strong and there are
many whirlpools in the channel. The
I boats that always bound in bbc viciui
I ty picked many parsons from the
I water, but bliese w*y only a small
j number of those that j se ni strug
gling in the current.
On t he Slocum the li rut swe p of
j the Hames cut off escape from thc
hurricane deck, where a great many
i of the women and children wen
crowded together, and soon burned
away the light wood of the uprlghb
which came down with a crash oi
I those below, lt is thought that most
of those on the hurricane deck wen
cuowoEO TIM: i:AH..
. j As liiii lire increased the struggle U
gain a point of vantage at the steri
became frightful. Women and child
ren crowded against the after rai
j until it gave way and hundreds wen
. pushed off into the river. After this
: i there was a steady stream of person!
I j who jumped or were thorwn into tin
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Horne (Jlnim Allowed.
A dispatch from Spartanburg say!
Congressman Johnson lias receive!
i notice through the war deparlmen
. that a Confederate luirse claim ba!
; been allowed to J. A. Gallamore O
. Greenville county under act of con
gross of Feb. 27, I?U2. After the sur
render of Lee, Mr. Gallamore had i
) horse stolen from him by tile unloi
i soldiers. The money will bc forwarder
- by the department in a week ur two
i Congressman Johnson has many simi
larclaims j .nding.,
WORLD'S NOTABLE DISASTE KS.
Thc BuruiiiKoflhc Slocum Onenf thc
Moat li< a rt i ciul? nt:.
The burning of the Bteainer General
Slocum, on last Wednesday morning,
with a lois of probably more than 500
lives, is orrtrrjf thc most heartrending
disasters of recent times. The guests
of the big steamer were nearly all
children and women, going upon their
annual Sunday school picnic.
Such a catastrophe cannot fail to
recall the recent holocaust lu Chicago,
when at a matinee on the last day of
100:1, the Iroquois theatre, just c m
pleted, was seized by the lire tiend ;?nd
in less than thirty minutes more than
000 people, largely women and chil
dren, were burned to death, and more
than !00 others were maimed for life.
Such disasters call to mind the
theatre tire of Richmond, Va., in
KS lt; Hie burning of the Conways*
brook playhouse in 1870, and the tiery
destruction of the Paris theatre a few
years ago, in which the leading actress
and many others lost their liv s.
Wliile such catastrophes are horrible
to contemplate they do not approach
the horror of other disasters by lire,
Hood and volcanic erupti in.
All will recall the eruption of Vesu
vins in A. I). 79, which buried in sand
and lava Pompeii, Herculaneum and
Stabiae. The lossof life was 150,000,
and the cities have never been rebuilt.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, suf
1 fe red an earthquake in 1755, which
left the city in ruins, and took 60,ono
Caracas, the capital of Venezuela,
lost 12,000 lives from an earthquake
in LS 12.
Manila. Philippine Islands, was vis.
?ted by an earthquake in June, 1863,
causing a loss of nearly 10,rino lives.
Certainly the most destructive tire
in tlie history of this country, if not
in the world, was the Chicago ?ire of
October, 1871. beginning in a ham
in De Keven street, it i pread with
lining ?upidiiy, and raged for two
days and nights, lt swept over 2,100
acres, destroying 17,450 buildings
The exact number of the deaths bas
never been ascertained, but it went
into tile hundreds: To.ooo people
one-llfth of the entire population
were left homeless, and property
worth $190,000,000-one-third of the
' value of the entire city was destroy
ed by this tire.
Posten liad a lire in 1ST2, which de
stroyed f?o acres of the business sec
tlon at a h ss of $75,000,000.
Thc Johnstown, l'a.. Hood in May.
1889, was a frightful disistcr. The
dam across South Pork, a branch of
the Conemaugh river, 12 aries east of
I Johnstown, broke, releasing Coi e
maugb Lake, whose waters thundered
down the valley, engulfed Johnstown
atid neighboring villages, causing a
.iuss ot "i -cs;aun ?ru,ooo,ooo.
\ *^it$?p&1$mtt Gal veston,
"Tex., was the sceile bf a great Ho d.
A' West; "Indian hurricane, with a
velocity of 135 miles an hour, swept
over the i i y and Hooded the streets,
and in less tl aji live-hours destroyed
i'> ooo lives and property valued at
More recent still was the eruption
of Mont Pelee on the Island of M:ir
Unique, Freddi West Indies. <)u
; May the 8th, r.?o2. the mountains
j belched forth and overwhelmed tie
town of St. Pierio at Us bose with
sand and laja which overran Hie sur
rounding country, and destroyed 30,
uno pei pie.
On August 8th, 1902, Mt. Pelee
erupted again and 2,500 lives were
Everyone recalls the recent cyclone
of Gainesville, Ga.. and the burning
of the Park Avenue Hotel in New
York, each disaster causing so much
.suif ring and the loss of life, in the
Well \\ 011 ti s,-cii)?.
One of thc most interesting ex-1
hi bi ts among the many of all kinds
at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
in St. Louis is that of the Winchester
Repeating Arms Company, of New
Haven Conn., manufacturers of re
pealing rides and shotguns and all
kinds of ammunition. The exhibit
was In readiness and was opened on
Hie first day of the fair, a fact that '
clearly illustrates the enterprise and
up-to-date methods of the company
behind it. lt is the aim of the Win
chester Repeating A rms Company to
show at their exhibit the high develop
ment which they have reached in the
making of guns aird ammunition, and
one needs only to see tile exhibit lo
realize how near to perfection that
development has come. There can
be seen Hie new automatic repeating
rille all kinds of shotguns, thc modern
smokeless powder shotgun shells and
ritle carl ridges: in fact everything
that can interest the devotees ol hunt
ing and trap and tra and target shoot
ing. Don't fail to see the exhibit
at the Manufacturers and Fisli and
Game Buildings, lt's well worth
Killed u Tyrant.
Gen. Ilobrikoff, governor general pf
Finland, was shot ?.nd mortally
, wounded at I I o'clock Thursday morn
illg at thc eui ranee to the FinnUli
? senate at llclsingfors. The assassin,
? a man named Schau mann, a son ol
Senator Schaumann, immediately
', committed suicide. Ilobrikoff was
shot in the stomach and rieck, three
shots being tired, one of which Indict
ed a serious wound. The attack is
> ascribed to Finnish patriotism. 'I 11
1 last recorded act ot Hen. Ilobrikoff
? was in March of this year, when 'ie
1 issued a proclamation forbidding t ic
; people to (birken their windows at
s "unusual hours." People who chose
< to go to bed before in o'clock at night
? were subject to heavy lines. Tills
step was due to t he. neglect of t ie
Kin nil lo illuminate their bouses in
honor of the beginning of thc war
? Clio Crushed Out.
I At New York one of Ll ie big auto
I mot iles used to take sight seers about
.? the city, ran over and killed an elder
f ly unknown man in Broadway Thu s
- day night while merni ers of the in- r
- ry party were laughing and singing,
i Before t he body of thc victim could
1 be taken from under the car several
1 of the women passengers became hys
terical and bad to be lifted to Hie
- ground, while others jumped diwn
and ran way from the scene.
FATHER KILLS SON.
The Youth Plans to Frighten the
Elder Man by Playing Bandit
WAYLAID HIM IN LONELY SPOT
And ls Killed Before He Can Cry
Out. Father IMungcs a
Knife Into tlie Hoy's
At Riverside, N. J., Frank Rein
ecke, a boy of sixteen, playel that be
was a highwayman Wednesday night
and did it so realistic illy that bis
father, whom be held up, plunged a
knife into bis heart, killing bim.
intercepting bis parent in a lonely
spot upon the banks of Rancocas Creek
he suddenly stepped from behind a
bush, telling Reinecke, Sr., to bold up
his bands. The next Instant be was
Thursday thc father is raving in
d?lirum, and it is feared that be may
never recover from the shock. The
motlier and sisters are prostrated, and
the little community mourns thc
death of a popular youth.
Half a dozen holdups have occurred
at Riverside and thc adjoining villages
within a month or so, and the resi
dents have been generally arming
themselves. The place is on the Am
hoy division of the Pennsylvania Rail
rcoTD, but twelve miles from Camden,
and large numbers of tramps pass
along on their way to and from Phila
delphia and New York. The recent
crimes have been attributed to these
Fran!; Reinecke conceived the idea
that it would be a tine thing to mas
querade as a highwayman and Lighten
Ids neighbors, lie carried out lils
idea and succeeded in making half a
dozen staid residents jump fences and
scuttle for home within a week.
Thursday night he tried thc experi
ment upon bis father, Walter Rein
ecke, a well-to-do insurance agent of
that place, whose home is on the out
ski rts of the village, above tile batiks
of Hie creek, in a lonely spot.
Father and son started out early in
the evening, the older to transact some
business at the village tire company's
house, ol' which oiganization be is a
member, and the boy to visit bis
young friends, Willie and Laura
Kellock, who live near thc Reinecke
home. ( >n tbe way thc youth regaled
Iiis father with sloriess of recent
When 1U::?0 p. m. came Mr. Rein
ecke started tor borne. He was ap
prehensive, remembering that lidiad
recently bad words with a negro, who
had threatened bim. He also remem
bered what his boy bad told bim about
highway men. So be drew a larg?
Knir? irom ins pocket; -t-.penod the
blade .and walked on with senses on
the alert. Young Reinecke bad bcon
watching for his father. He was
peeping out from behind a bush that
stood beside the path In thc loneliest
part of llie roadway. The trees grow
thick there, and thc black water of
the creek is just below, making it as
loneley and dangerous a spot as can
.I ust as the elder Reinecke reached
the shadow a dark tigure stepped into
the half gloom and a hoarse voice
cried: "Hold up your hands. Now
I've got you."
At the same instant the tigure laid
fast bold upon the frightened man's
coat, sleeve. With a cry of terror the
father lunged forward and buried '..
knife in the breast of the supposed
highwayman, who sank to the ground
gasping, "t )h : Fal bei !''
The voie ' ol the boy recall d the
anguished father toa realization of the
awi ul tiling that he had done. With
a cry that was beard far oil by neigh
bors the distracted man felton his
knees beside tile body of bis boy and
besought him to speak. Ile raised the
head of thc boy only to lind that lie
was already dead.
HUM.lin Heavy Loss.
A dispatch fr. m St. Petersburg says
Emperor Nicholas li :s received the. fol
lowering telegram from Lieu. (len.
Baron Stakelberg. "A batt'e began
at no iii ar. und the Russian position
four and a half milt s soul li of t be sta
tion of Wafanhoon (Vafangow), the
enemy making repeated attempts to
dislodge our left flank. Theattak was
repelled and we retained our position.
The tirst regiment occupying tbe left.
Hank of cur posit ion sustained severe
loss- s. Its commander, Col. K ha vas
I ton no IT, and Adjllt. Sub-Lieu. 1 ?ragos
j lat'f Nadochinsy were killed. Gen.
(Jerngross was wounded, a sharpnel
bildet shuttering ilie right side ol' ttic
lower jaw, but he remained on the
A Wmiiaii Lynched.
At Lebanon Junction, Ky., Maria
Thompson, colored, who Wednesday
night killed John Irwin, a wealthy
white farmer, was taken Irom the jail
Thursday and hanged to a tree in the
jail yard. She weighed 255 pounds
and Hie rope broke. As.she ran awa>
the nioli tired a fusila le after tier un
til .she fell and was left for dead. The
otllccrs, however, lound signs of life
and removed the women tu a physi
cian's attlee, where it was found that
she had been shot in several places
and could i o' recover. Irwin had re
proved M.ni t Thompson's boy who
worketl for him. Afterward Maria
came Milo irwin's melon patch and
slashed irwin until he was dead.
Three Killed In Duel.
At Uryan'svlllc, ind.. three men
are dead and two wounded, on? fatally,
as I he result of a pistol light on the
stru ts of that village Tuesday. Thc
dead are Janus and Charles Loni and
Milton Tow. Janus Tow is fatally
wotinde I and Frank Two is badly
hurt. The tight, was the culmination
of a feud between the Bout and Tow
Deadly Hot Supper.
Tuesday night at a hot supper and
dance given by the colored people of
Wal ter boro, (his deon, becoming Jeal
ous of William Haynes, deliberately
pulled his pistol and shot him dead.
Creen was captured and lodged in jail
at 2 o'clock next morning und this fact
enabled the ollichils to discover so
early that Adams and Stephens had
Adam*, i?urderer, and Another Pri
soni'r, Filed Their Way Out.
AN APPEAL HAD BEEN DENIED
And Adama Wu? Awaitiu? a Ko-non
ionM. The 'BhorliT and a
? POP a o Aro Pursuing
A- dispatch from W?lterboro to
Tbe State under date of June 14 says
quite ? sensation was caused in
Walteiupro Tuesday morning when lt
was" kui. wn that B. A. Adams had
escaped' from jail. Adams was con
victed tor the murder of Henry Jaques
and seiltenced last June tobe banged.
I lis sentenced was stayed pending an
appeal ?to tbe supreme court, which
ap peal, was dismissed. Adams was tn
have been resentenced at tbe next
term ot court, which meets the tirst
Monday in August.
At 2o'clock Tuesday morning when
dus Green \ s brought to jail by
Policeman Johnson a rope of blankets
was discovered banging from the win
dow above the portico on the side of
the Jail. Upon investigation it was
found that Adams and a negro, Jasper
Stephens, incarcerated for larceny,
bad tiled through one of tbe iron bars
Deputy Sheriff Henderson imme
diate1-' stai Len In pursuit, but so far
no triais of the escaped prisoners bas
Ad...ns is about ;*> feet 10 inches
higb, weighs about 145 pounds, dark
skin, dark bair and eyes, with mous
tache and a long, sharp face with very
heavy jaw and large neck; fast talking
and winks eyes rapidly while talking,
nervous and'quick movement. *
WEATHER AND CROPS.
A Foiv Isolated ScctioiiH Still SufTor
f, inj; from Drought.
Mr. J. W. Bauer, section director,
says 'n his weekly report of the crops,
gathired from correspondence:
The week ending 8 a. m., June 13,
had a mean temperature of 7f> degrees,
which ls about 4 below normal, due to
nearly normal temperatures during
the first four days and abnormally
cool weather during the last three.
The cool weather was accompanied by
fresh to brisk northeast winds and
unusually low relative hu oddity. The
sunshiue was normal in pinces and be
low lu others.
The greater portion of the State
had from one to over two inches of
raip *\ three days. The upper Sa
y valley had.less than an Inch,
"wbl . vc, Plrt.s .nf Tcrk county and a
fewareas in other sections the
dro; 's unbroken and crops are
Snutjtfng for moisture. Streams are
very low and nany wells are tailing
in the central counties.
A destructive wind and hail storm
passed through Bickens county; the
track of the bail storm was about half
a mile wide an i all crops in this path
were destroyed. There were also
damaging wind storms in Spirtan
burg and Sumter counties, and bail
occurred at various places in the
northern and northeastern counties,
doing some damage to crops.
The weather was generally favora
ble for cultiv?t ion of held crops, but
with large areas where the ground
? *oo wet to work and where tieldB
have becouiC foul. As a rule, corn,
cotton, tobacco, rice* and minor crops
are clean and well cultivated, and
have made marked improvement dur
ing the last week.
Corn mude steady improvement in
all parts of the State, and, although
small, is growing nicely and lias a
i healthy color. Earliest com is being
! laid by.
With few and unimportant excep
tions, cotton bas now attaine 1 full
stands, although somewhat irregular
ones as to size. The plants are small
j for the season, but have good color
! and are growing nicely. Lice are re
' ported from Abbeville county. Squares
have been reported from nearly all
sections, and a few blooms have been
noted in Orangeburg county. In
places tields are becoming foul. Sea
island cotton shared in the genera!
improvement, and now has full but
Irregular stands and good color.
Tobacco Impproved and is being
"primed." Rice planting continues
and abe crop ls making satisfactory
growth. Wheat and oat harvest is
nearing completion: the yields of
wheat are best In the extreme west
j ern counties and only fair to poor in
the central ones. The oat crop is
best in the eastern counties, where
in places the yields are heavy. Late
oats sin w some improvement. Both
graitis have been housed in good con
Iditton, where cut, with only slight
damage from the rains.
It \VHH Brutal Murder.
The State says Nathan Truesdale.
uncle of the negro killed at Oloud'fl
creek on Saturday week, swore out a
warrant before Magistrate Little at
Saluda on Wednesday for Sion Miller,
Joe Miller and Russel McCormick.
Thursday the Millers and McCormick
surrendered themselves to the sherill
and are now in jail. The Miller boys
are,22 and 23 years old, respectively,
: and McCormick looks to be the
younger of Hie three. It was stated
' that McCormick did the shooting but
I tiie report cannot be confirmed. The
'home of the Miller boys ls not far
from where thc homicide occurred,
while McCormick balls from Lexing
ton county. lie joined the Ml 1er
boys at Huteshtirg and was going on a
visit to bis brother, whose home is in
this county, lt ls not known whether
application will he made for ba'l or
not. The older of the Miller boys is
At ttl? Top.
The Columb a State calls attention
to the fact that of the six "star" stu
dents graduated from West point this
year, one isfrjm Virginia, OIK each
from Tennesse !, Mississippi and Colo
rado, ard two from North Carolina.
Ttiey are all so itbern boys except one,
and their records are goid cause for
pride In the section they have so well
represented, lt ls really an unusual
WILL BE A CHANGE.
Mr. Fred Wann a mn ker Will Appoint
New Civil Service Board.
The Columbia State says: 'Jpon
the retirement of Mr. A. P. Wilson
from the postofllce to seek health on
bis farm near the city a negro named
Nix was appointed to succeed Mr. Wil
son as secretary of the local board of
olvil service examiners. The appoint
ment has been the subject of com
plaint, and Congressman Lever has
succeded in having him removed. -
The objection tu this colored man
may be best stated by an example.
Recently a young lady informed Dr.
Ensor that she wished to stand thc
examination for stenographer in the
government service. Sbe was referred
to the secretary and with indignation
she refused to Btand the examination
when she found that the person to
whom she applied and to whom her
papers should be submitted is a negro.
This incident, among others, was
brought to the attention of Mr. Lever.
lt was also brought to his attention
that, white men as well as women
were refusing to go before an examin
ing board the secretary of which is a
negro, and as a result the postoQlce
was being tilled up with negro clerks
When Mr. Lever took the matter
up with civil service commission, he
was told that the commission had de
cided to create a southern department
with headquarters In Atlanta and
willi Mr. Fred Wannamaker in charge.
Friday Mr. Wannamaker was in the
city for a short while and promised
Mr. Lever to give the relief a?ked for.
It is not known who will be members
of the new board, but they will be
employes of the federal government,
Thc appointment of the local
examining board has been mac-e by
the commission In Washington upon
recommendations from Columbia, and
it is understood that Dr. Eu??i did
not recommend the negro's appoint
ment, but in a way approved the pro
posed appointment when his opinion
was asked. Mr. Lever says that the
change will not cause Dr. Ensor any
worry as thc elllciency of the postal
service in the city maybe promoted
thereby. The postmaster employs
his clerks and carriers from a list of
eligibles and this list ls made up with
the exact standing of every applicant
standing examination. If non^'but
negroes apply, none but negro-: V wjU j
Mr. Fred Wannamaker, -who
to be secretary in charge <
or southern di vison o? the elvi
commission, isa native of Ora
and conducted a newspap
ing to Washington whet ?
an applntment in the.'tifflE?^
civil service commission
tion has been rapid,' ati^-thls^BK
recognition rrom the tiepaxtmeiflTisA'
matter of gratification to his friends
in South Carolina,
Udeer t ie new plan, the local boards
of examiners will he abolished In every
town In the Sti.te In the district.
The manager of the division, In this
case the h .'th division, will have under
him a ft.ree of examiners. These
examiners will bc sent to every town
or city where examinations are to be
held, and at the conclusion of the ex
aminations, the papers wljl be sent to
Atlanta, instead of Washington as
has heretofore been the rule. UndBr
the new rule, the work of holding the
examination will be greatly simplified..
Instead of each place having Its local
board of examiners, an examiner will
be sent from the division headquar
ters and the examination papera from
all the States lu the division will be
sent to Atlanta instead of Washing
ton, thus doing away with the con
OniiHcd a Panic.
At New York i i a panic among the
passengeis in a Brooklyn car on the
Fulton street, linc Friday nine persons
received severe injuries, most of them
requiring attention of physicians.
The panic was caused by the blowing
out of a fuse while the car was running
at a high rate of speed. The front
platform and forward part of the car
were at once enveloped In llames, arid
the passengers made frantic efforts to
escape. Many jumped, others were
pushed otf the car and others fell and
were trampled on before the the car
could be stopped. Nearly every pas
senger su lier ed some Injury. Mrs.
Julia Caiman, "JI years old, with a
six months old baby in her arms, was
pushed from the car and received a
fractured skull, a broken ankle and
severe concussions of the body. The
baby was unhurt and was found asleep
in I be mothers arms, by an ambulance
.\<i Cause for Alarm.
The State says Mr. Kort Berle, the
United States Civil engineer and ar
chitect, has about completed his ex
amination of the capitol dome and ex
pects to leave for Washington Wed
nesday. Ile will report to the gr.ver
nor from there next week. Mr. I erle
would not say whether he would re
port the building safe or unsafe, but
that does nol signify thai from the
examinations arid investigations he
has made .so far that it is or ls noo. It
merely means that be is guarded In
expressing himself before he reports
formally to tb2 governor. He did say,
however, that there was no cause for
immediate alarm. He ls said to have
expressed the opinion that the new
work ls shoddy by comparison vith
the old. Whether this will be brought
out in the report, however, cannot lie
Howard for Atlnum,
Gov. Heyward Wednesday 0 ?Tc red a
reward of *">on for the capture of lt.
A. Adams, who escaped Munday night
from the Waltcrboro jail. Adam Isa
white man, who was sentenced last
June to hang for the murder of Henry
Jacques. Ills appeal to the supreme
court had been dismissed and he was
to be resentenced at thc August term
of the court.
Negro Child Killed.
At Simpson ville Tuesday afternoon
Jim Tho upson, a (i year-old negro
boy, whll play h g with a pistol shot
and Inst; ntly k lied a ti-montbs old
Infant In tho arms of his young sis
ter. Tho ball entered the Infant's
hoad and grazed the breast of the
young negro holding tho child.
JAPS LOSE THESE SHIPS.
The LOBB in Li vea is Estimated at
A dispatch from Tokio, Japan, fays j
all doubt as to the sinking of the
transports Hitachi and Sado by the
Russ lana has been removed. Three
hundred and ninety-seven survivors of
the Hitachi have arrived at Mojl and
153 survivov?of the Sado have arrived
at Kokura. Details of the destruc
tion of the two transports and the I
full extent of the casualties are not '
A later dispatch says details obtain
able from the survivors of the ill-fated
Japanese transports show that the
Hitachi and the Sado met three Rus
sian warship near Iki Island at 10
o'clock Wednesday morning. The
Russians fired on the Japanese ships |
and stopped them, and soon afterward
they torpedoed and sank the helpless
transports. The captain of the Sado1
and several other men were captured.
More than 100 men escaped in the
boats and landed at Kikura. A message
has been received here from H ag? say
ing that the survivors of the Hitachi
had drifted north to Sh?monosekl and
been saved. The transport Izum is
It is reported that the transports
Hitachi and Sado carried only 1,400
men. If this ls true, the loss "in lives
is probably less than 1,000. The
transports, however, had many horses
and large quantities of supplies on
boaroT-- , -
Tfie^-B+eatt?er Katsuno was sunk off
Mojl Friday-night as a result of collid
ing with th? steamer Yamalokan.
Both vessels were on their way to
Tlescu to rescue the survivors of the
transports Hatachl and Sado.
A STEAMER BURNED.
Tho Highlander Totally Destroyed
&u wa?'OUats way*tQ taSuryc-"
town at the tinao and had no cargo.
The vessel was practically new, hav
ing been built only three years ago,
and was valued at 812,000. It was In
sured for only $3,000, with J. H.
Boatwright & Son at Wilmington, N.
C. Although the telegram says "total
loss," Mane ger Love is of the opinion
that much of the machinery may be
saved. The loss falls heavily on Mr.
Love- he and not the Chamber of
Commerce being the owner.
"The Highlander was the first and
only boat on the Une the Chamber of
Commerce Instituted this spring to
give Columbia water connection with
the coast. The business bas steadily
increased since the lirst trips, and ar
rangements had just been made for
hauling cotton, which would greatly
teliev-j the situation and for which
the C lamber of Commerce had been
working for several months. Just
what steps will be taken to put an
other boat In commission on the river
cannot be said at this time, but there
is no doubt but that this will be dene
as quickly as the Chamber o.' Com
merce can make the arrangements."
Many Liven Lout.
A dispatch from Santiago, Cuba,
says the worst storm of a decade began
Friday and culminated Monday night
In 14 inches of rain which fell in live
hours, accompanied by a hurricane.
The lower village of El Cobre has been
destroyed. Forty-live persons are
known to be dead and scores are mis
sing. Bodies are floating in the Cobre
river. Twenty bodies have been recov
ered by boats patrolllng the bay. All
the bridges on the Cobre railway are
out and many bridges have been lost
on the Cuba railway. A train which
left Habana Saturday ls held between
washouts for eight miles Inland. A re
lief train bringing mail and passen
gers was wrecked at Moron. The lire
man and mail agent were killed and
two of the employes were injured. The
passengers are safe. The raines at
Daiquiri are crippled and six of the
employes have been drowned. The pier
has been damaged. The city's proper
ty loss is enormous.
Negro Cotton Mill Failed.
Tlie Columbia State says: "Thc
Wilmington Messenger calls our at
tention to the fact that the defunct
Coleman cotton mill, the failure o?
which was lately noted in these
columns, was not only operated but
owned and managed by negroes, lc
that case we do not think that thc
evidence of the negro's failure as a
cotton mill hand waa as conclusive i*
in the case of thc Charleston mi 1,
which was tinanced by white capital
and managed by skilled white cotton
mill men. The case of the Coleman
mill is, however, equally Interesting
in another way."
In A Cow's Maw.
At Aiken while slaughtering a beel
on Saturday, Messrs. Lamer &
Thorpe's butcher found a lady's gold
clasp bracelet In the animal's maw.
The bracelet is of 18 karat gold and
ls a handsome piece of jewel. \ Thc
cow was purchased with a bunch ol
cattle from a Tennessee market. How
the animal happened to absorb sucl
valuable food ls of course hard tt
Little by Little.
Over a billion live-cent fares wert
paid last year to thc transit companlei
of New York city. Fifty million dol
lars! Paid In Ave cents at a tl rael A
veritable confirmation of the "little
drops of water, little grains of sand'
Left Five flttiidred Rus
sians Dead on the
LOST FOURTEEN HUNS.
Russians Wanted to Attack Jap
anese Left, But Was Fore
stalled, Forced Into a
Defile and Routed.
? dispatch from Tokio, Japan, says
the Russian hope of relieving the pres*
sure on Port Arthur by threatening
the rear of Gen. Oku, the commander
of the Japanese forces investing the
Russian stronghold, came to an end
Wednesday at Telissu, a point on the
railroad 50 miles north of Kinchou and
25 mijes north of Vafane-' ?-, when the
Russians were out-manoouvred, en
veloped and sweepingly defeated. They
left more thnn soo dead on the field
and the Japanese captured 300 prison
ers and 14 quick-firing field guns. The
Russians retreated hastily te the
The Japanese charge that the Rus
sians violated the Japanese Hag. Cer
tain officers aver that during the
ii gb Liui; a body of uussian soldiers ap
peared carrying a Japanese Hag and
that the Japanese artillery, decived
by this flag, ceased firing on that parr
ticular body of Russians. Official dis
patches from Mic Japanese command
ers made specific charges of this flag
violation. Early estimates of the Jap
anese losses at Telissu say that 1,000
men were''killed or wounded.
The Japanese attacking force was
" left colums and
h Tuesday along
t of Vafan
~ AVa late
tillery opened line and the
Russians -responded.' .mg con
tinued 12 hours and it wr^s1 followed
iiy the advance of the Japanese line to
. i lotion extending from Lung Cbia
.Tuu? to Yu Iletun. Darkness put an
end to the lighting. The Japanesei dis-. "
patched a column to the westward to
ward Fu Chau for the purpose of cov
ering the Russian right wing and to
protect their left and rear.
During the night it became ap
pearent that the Russians were being
re-en forced and so decided to make a
general attack In the morning and
force the Russians into a defile back of
Telissu. When morning came lt was
discovered that that the Russians held
a line extending from Ta Fang Shea
to Cheng Tsu Shan, with a force esti
mated at more than two divisions.
The Japanese planned to envelop the
Russians near Talissu and they suc
While the main Japanese force was
moving north along the railroad col
ums were swung to the left an/! *- *' r
right and finally co? jn
the main Rug?.Ml- . Rus
sians in this . c a dis
advantage, buffiJ$.TiS02*7with de
termination until 3 by? ck in the
afternoon. At this hour they were
routed. The Japanese cavalry continu
ed to punine tue enemy and probably
inflicted severe punishment.
RUSSIANS ADMIT DEFEAT.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
says Emperor Nicholas has received
the following telegram, dated June
10, from Gen. Kuropatkln:
"I have received the following dis
patch from Lieut. Gen. Baron Stakel
berg, dated June 10, 12.20 a. m.:
" 'Yesterday I had intended to at
tack the enemy's right Hank I * j list
as our troops had been assigned for
the purpose and were beginning to
successfully envelop the enemy's right
Hank, the Japanese lu their turn at
tacked my right Hank with superior
forces and I was compelled to retreat
by three roads to the north.
" 'Our losses are heavy, but they
are not yet completely known.
" 'During the engagement the third
and fourth batteries of the first ar
tillery brigade were literally cut to
pieces by the Japanese shells.
" 'Of 10 guns, 13 were rendered
completely unseless and were aban
"'The conduct of the troops was
excellent, a large proportion of them
refusing to retire until after they had
been repeatedly ordered to do so.' "
The Russians deny that there was
anything in the nature of a rout. The
enemy had over four divisions in
I,y nehru by NoRPwea.
News has reached. La Orange, Ga.,
that an old nergro by tho name pf
Jonah Woods, who lived in the coun
try near Texas court grounds lu Heard
county about 25 miles from La
Grange, was lynched by other negroes.
Wood was a deacon in his church and
a pious old negro. It is said he dis
covered a number of negroes playing
"craps" and threatened that he would
report them to the grand jury. After
wards the church was burned down
and two days later, while plowing in
the fields, he waa seized and strung
up to a tree nearby.
Npjrrcsa KIHH White Woman.
News was received Tuesday of thc
killing of Mrs. Halliday, a white wo
man, by Addie Smith, a negro girl, at
Loachapjka Monday night. The
slayer was caught as Notasulga, a
small town near Montgomery. A
large crov/d soon gathered and fearing
violence the shcrliT of Lee caunty took
the negress to Tuskegee for safe keep
ing. The woman acknowledges kill
ing Mrs. Holllday. *