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Met in Convention on Monday in the
City of Bt. Louis.
DELEGATES FROM THIS STATE.
Tho Meeting is an Important One,
and It ia Hoped That All the
Delegates Named At
Governor Heyward, in response to a
request from Harvle Jordan, president
of tho Farmers' National CoDgress,
which convened simultaneously with
the Southern Cotton Growers Conven
tion In St. Louis on Monday, named a
complete list of delegates to these two
gatherings from this State. In min
ing the delegates, the Governor,
realizing the great Importance of these
gatherings this year, has, alter con
ference with the commissioner of ag
riculture, commerce and immigration,
endeavored to select as far as possible
men from the different counties who
have large farming interests and are
much concerned in the cottou situa
South Carolina Agricultural Ex
Derlmeot Station-Prof. J. S. New
man, Clemson College.
Abbeville-Luther Hadden, Due
West; I. Kellock, Abbeville; M. B.
Clinkscales, Due West.
Anderson-J. C. Strlbbllng, Pendle*
ton; B. F. Crayton, T. Q. Hammond.
?. E. Seybt, Anderson; Et. W. Simp
Aiken-A. S. Seigler, Crofts; H. C.
Bamberg-W. J. Brabham, S. G.
Mayfield, E. H. Dowling, Bamberg.
Barnwell-L. W. Youmans, Fair
fax; J. S. Calhoun, Appleton; J. Allen
Beaufort-W. lt. Eve, Thomas
Berkeley-J. B. Morrison, Monck's
Corner; Thomas Connor, Ferguson;
Fred Connor, Connor's Station.
Charleston-R. H. Harleston, Char
leston; W. G. Hiuson, Charleston; J.
B. E. Sloan, Charleston.
Cherokee- S. S. Ross, Gaffney; .1. 1.
Chester-T. J. Cunningham, Ches
ter; J. S. Withers, Chester.
Chestertield- -A. R. Covington, Che
raw; W. D. Evans, Cberaw; E. L.
Clarendon-J. E. Tindal, Silver; D.
J. Bradham. Manning; II. 10. Rich
ardson, Panola; Abraham Levi, Man
Colleton -C. D. May, Walterbnro;
A. C. Sanders, Walterboro: W. B.
Darlington-H. M. Williamson, It.
F. Howie, Darlington; J olin T. Rogers,
Dorchester-W. T. Connors, Geor
ges; C. M. Gavin, Georges.
Edgelield-Mark Touey, Johnston;
W. A. Strom, Self; T. H. Rainsford,
Fairfield -J. G. Mohley, Winni
burn; W. H. Ficnnikcn, Winusboro:
J. G. W?lling, Wolllog's.
Florcuce-Nathan Gibson, Winona;
Dr. G. G. Palmer, Carterville.
Georgetown -D. D. Rheta, Rem's;
J. C. Lynch, Lyuch'sJ. H. Donaldson,
Greenville-J. W. McCullough,
Greenville; J. A. McDavid, Pelter.
Greenwood- E. S. Addison, J. G.
Glltou; Ninety-Six; R. W. Hayes,
Hampton-R. E. Causey, Hampton;
W. J. Gooding. Hampton.
Uorry-F. C. Buirouglis, D. A.
Kershaw-J. G. R'chards, J. A.
Thompson, Liberty Hill; B. II. Boy
Lancaster-LeRoy Springs, Stew
art Heath, Lancaster.
Laurens-J. D. M. Shaw, Mount
vllle; J. H. Wharton, Waterloo; J. O.
C. Fleming, Laurens; J. D. W. Watts,
Lee-J. Harvey Wilson, Maysvllle;
Eli Cooper, Mayesville; Robert M.
Lexington- 1). J. Griffith, W. H.
Dooly, Lewiedale; John J. Muller, J.
H. Wolfe, Bakersville.
Marlon-R. P. Hamer, Jr., Hamer;
J.H. Manning, Little Rock; W. A.
Marlboro - C. S. McCall, A. S. Mat
theson, C. F. Moore, Benncttsville.
Newberry-P. C. Smith, D. H.
Oconee-W. J. Stribllng, Walhalla;
il. .1. Glgnilliat, Seneca.
Orangeburg-J. E. Wunnamaker,
O. II. Winges, W. T. C. Hates, St.
Matthew's; J. A. 1'eterkln, Port
Plckens - D. F. Bradley, I'ickens;
F. C. Smith, Easley.
Richland-L. T. Wilds, W. D. Star
ling, C. W. Suber, Columbia; Rich
ard Singleton, Acton.
Saluda-R. B. Watson, Ridge
Spring; T. S. Williams, Monetta;
Clinton Ward, Ward's.
Spartanburg - J. B. Stepp, Switzer;
E. L. Archer, Spartanburg; T. J.
Sumter - R. I. Manning, Sumter;
A. E. Aycock, Wedgefield; A. K. San
ders, Boy ki n's.
Union- J. T. Douglass, Union;
John A. Fant, Union; T. C. Duncan,
Williamsburg J. M. Nexson,
Kinnstree; Wm. Cooper, Cooper's: F.
Rhem, Black Mingo.
York J. I >. Witherspoon, Indian
town; Jas. Barber, Smith's: T. O. : W.
J. Roddey Ruck Hill; W. J. Miller,
The h min;; MI Kalph Well?.
Arcording to Mr. Johnstone Powles,
who returned from Clyde Thursday,
feeling is intense there over the death
of Mr. Ralph Wells, the Columbia
traveling man who died thereon Mon
day from blood poisoning following an
Injury on his iicad from bein? struck
hy a soda water bottle at Clyde the
week before. Claud Hill, a member
of a leading family there, will he ar
rested for Mr. Well's murder. It was
understood when Mr. Fowles left
Clyde that Hill would surrender this
week. Claud Hill and his brother,
Horace, and Wells were drinking at
the time in Herbert Smathers' icc
cream parlor. Horace Hill and Weils
became involved in a dispute about a
bottle of Peruna and Wells turned him
over and spanked him. Smathers
caught Wells in an endeavor to quell
the disturbance. Horace Hill then
ran out and as he did so Claud Hill
stepped out and struck Wells with a
bottle over Smathers' shoulder. Wells
bled profusely at thc time, but it was
not thought then that he was serious
ly Injured. Columbia State.
A Kulai Holt.
A apeical from Port Arthur, Tex.,
says: During an electrical storm
Wednesday morning lightning struck
an oil tank of the Texas Oil refinery,
on which six men were at work, shell
ing thc roof. Thc oil ignited, and in
the explosion which followed live of
the workmen were instantly killed
and the other fatally Injured.
THE TEXAS FEVER
Of Interest to Cattle Owner? Tb rou ?h -
oat the State.
Tbe following artlole on the Treat
ment o? Cattle ior Texas Fever, writ
ten by A. S. Sheally, D. V. M., of
Clemson College, for the Columbia
State, will be of interest to our read
ers who raise or keep cattle:
As there ls such an Increasing de
mand for the services of the State
veterinarian throughout tbe State, 1
take the opportunity to mention a few
facts in connection with the many
calls to which I have responded with
in the last six, weeks. I was sum
moned, either by wire or by letter
saying: "Come at once; cattle are
sick and dying." In every case, with
one exception, I found the same dis
ease, whioh hi the only one at present
that menaces tbe cattle industry of
the State, viz: Texas fever, distem
per in cattle, or southern cattle fever.
The deadly effect of this disease
bave been discussed through the col
umns of the newspapers of this State,
at farmers' institutes and in personal
conversation for the last four years
by Dr. G. E. Nesom, my worthy
friend aud coworker, who just a little
over a month ago severed bis coonee
tion with Clemson and took up work
in a new field. His bulletins have
been universally distributed, yet there
continues to be considerable less
throughout the State from the effects
of this disease. So much so, Lill 1 am
forced to believe that our people do
not retain facts as they should after
they have ouce been presented to
them. At any rate, there are con
tinual outbreaks of Texas fever, and
while I do not hope to be able to com
pletely eradicate lt by simply saying a
few words to the cattle owners of the
State, yet if they should bear in mind
that the disease does not occur only
when it ls produced in a mild form by
Inoculation, unless the common cattle
tick ls present. Also should they re
member that a number of years ago,
when cattle were permitted to run at
larne, the common cattle tick was
more or less prevalent on all cattle,
and there never was a ease of the dis
ease noted, as well as the fact that a
number of farms throughout the State
have becouii free from ticks, and so
long as tbey remain so the disease
do.s not occur on these tick free
farms. With these facts in mind,
they cau't help but come to the con
clusion that cattle must have ticks
and then all the time or else never
have them at all.
To take measures to produce gen
eral Infection would be going back to
the same conditions as existed before
the "stock law" went into effect.
And as the environment of cattle at
present bas a tendency to free them
from ticks, naturally it would only
take another period of 15 or 20 years
for us to gradually rise back to our
1 realize the seeming imposdbility
of freeing a farm of ticks, yet it can
be done by a systematic and thorough
cleaning of the cattle once every teu
days or two weeks during the MIMI uer
months. And should there be any
cattle owners, whose farms are infest
ed, wishing to free their farms ol
ticks, if they will address me 1 will
gladly take the matter up witli them.
As I have already stated, this dis
ease never occurs unless the common
cattle tick is present, and at this lime
very little can be done to prevent the
furthei spread of the disease except
to thoroughly remove all the ticks
from the cattle and place them in a
pasture which is noninfested. lu this
way possibly a number of the herd
will be taken out of the infested ter
ritory before they have become infect
ed aud will be placed where lt will be
impossible for them to contract the
disease, unless ticks gain access b>
The medicinal treatment for anl
mais while sulTeriog from the disease
ls very unsatisfactory, the morality
being at least 1)0 per cent. Vet, 1 al
ways advise to treat them sympto
matically and hope for good results.
1 have had a few cuses that recovered
under the following treatment, which
is the one 1 always recommend for
cattle suffering from the disease:
When tfie lirst symptoms of the dis
ease are noted ticks that are on the
animal should be thoroughly removed
and a good purgative given, viz.: l?p
som salts, in one or two pound doses,
according to the size of the animal.
Within eight or ten hours after the
administration of the halts, c immence
giving quinine sulphate in one-half
ounce doses dissolved in one-half pint
of whiskey t bree times a day. Con
tinue for at least three days. If the
salts have not acted in 24 hours, re
peat its administration, giving only
half as much as was given in the lirst
dose. The sick animals should be sep
eraLed from the herd and given the
benellt of comfoiLable quarters.
Vt ry young cattle have the power
to withstand the disease without any
dangerous results, and cattle owners
can bring calves under four months
old to their tick infested farms with
practically no danger, provided these
calves become infested at once with
ticks. Though 1 always advise the
immune to Texas feyer when tiley are
to be introduced on a farm infested
with ticks. This inoculation can be
practiced suscessfully only willi cattle
that are under two years old, though
1 have Inoculated, and with good re
suits, cattle much older.
The traille in cattle is very import
ant to the cattle owners of tbe State.
If he has a tick-free farm, uo animal
that ls Infected can be permitted to
enter those premises without very
much endangering the lives of the cat
tle which are already on that farm.
And the life of an animal that hits
never carried ticks is equally endan
gered when lt is brought to a farm
where ticks are present.
1 hope our cattle owners will bear
these facts in mind as the time is near
when our State fair will be on hand
and there will in all probability be a
sale at that time, both infected and
noninfected cattle, which, if bought
indiscriminately, may cause consider
able loss. This will not be the ease, j
however, if when you are making your I
purchases you will inform yourself as j
to whether you have bought an ani- I
mal that ls immune or not immune lo
Texas fever, or whether you have
bought an infected or noninfected an
imal. If thc animal has carried ticks
it Is immune to this disease and you
will take no char.ces so far as Texas
rever Is concerned by taking it to an
Infested farm. You will also be safe
In buying cattle which have never
iarricd ticks and are therefore not
immune to Texas fever and placing
them on your farm, provided lt is free
rrom ticks. Hut If your farm ls infest
id, such cattle should be inoculated
jeforo exposing thom. Also should the
mlmal purchased bc infected and the
arm which is to bo free from ticks,
,hey should be thoroughly cleansed of
he parasites before driving them to
A SPICY BOOK.
Admiral Schley Writes of Hil Service
in the Navy.
HERO OF SANTIAGO TALES OUT
Aua lCdtablluucH lils Illftut to tho
Croilit. of Boin** in Com
mand .in Tbat De
Rear Admiral Wln?eld Scott Schley
ia guilty of less majest?. President
Roosevelt, whose province ls the
whole lield of knowhdge, decided that
nobody was lu command of the Amer
ican licet at the battle of Santiago
on July S, lbl.ts, when the entire
Spanish lket was destroyed. And yet
here comes Admiral Schley with a
bjok telling the story or his more than
two score years of honorable and dis
tinguished service in the navy, in
which he contradicts the all-wise
President and says that he, Schley,
was in command at that battle. What
ls more he proves lt.
What will happen to the Admiral
for tims daring to assert himself and
guard his hard-won fame there ls no
telling, lie may lie court-martialled
or dismissed from service by executive
order -hut hardly before the Presi
This book, ol* which the advance
sheets have bein received, will he
published on the 23 i us t. by Appleton
& Co. lt is entitled "Forty-live Years
Under the Flag," and covers the
career of the autlior. Naturally inter
est will centre upon the chapters
dealing with the Spanish-American
war, and especially thu great sea light
for winning which credit was claimed
for Sampson, who wa? not among
"In these chapters, 'says the au
thor, "tlie purpc.se has been to record
the events from the writer's own
viewpoint, to criticsc in a spirit of
fairness, but without malice." He
adds and this casts an Interesting
light ou ex-Secretary of the Navy
Long that "through the courtesy of
Secretary Moody recour.se has been
had to olUclal papers which were not
available b lore his accession Lo
That Admiral Schley expects things
to happen because Of his bcok is evi
dent froai the paragraph of his pre
face in which lie remarks:
"In times of danger and duty the
writer endeavored to do thc werk set
before him without fear of personal j
consequences. With this thought In
I m iud, he has felt moved, as a duty
I 'o his wife, bis children and his
name, to leave a record of his lonn
professional life, which lias not been
without some prestige at least for the
Hag he has loved and under which he
Itas served. "
Admiral Schley has done his task
of tnitli-tellit g as thoroughly as a
tuan in Iiis pt sitlon could well ven
ture to tlo. He goes minutely into
all the movements of t! u squardron
undi r his command, and supplies l i
tlie historian of the future the facts
upou which au impartial judgment of
his conduct eau be f< rmcd.
lt is not necessary here to follow
him into tlie details of Iiis voyage
from Key West to Cienfuegus and
thence to Santiago. Nor is it need
ful to KO wltbhira into the ditlloulties
attending coaling at sea, or the rea
sons for the Brooklyn's loop at the
opening of the action of July 3. All
these matters were made mud: -if by
Secretary Lung and others of Samp
son's partisans, but interest the
public comparatively little now.
Time gives perspective ?ind places
things in their right relative propor
tion. If Schley had been a cavalry
man Instead of a sailor, and bad led a
terrifie, victorious charge against the
enemy, winning the war, criticism as
to his alleged carelessness about the
oat supply for his horses, or a failure
to gobble up a straggler or two
months previous to the glorious and
decisive charge would hardly lind
listeners arnon^ thc large minded. Vet
that soi tuf carping linds its perfect
parallel in the criticism of which
Schley has been made the victim-not
by petty busybodies merely, but hy
Long, Secietary of the Navy, and
Roosevelt, President of the United
On the morning of Hie great day,
.Sampson, in obedience to orders from
Secretary Long, sailed away for Sibo
ney to confer with General Sbafter,
Hying the signal, "Disregard move
ments of the commander-in-chief."
And while Sampson was gone tlie
Spanish ileet came out of Santiago and
was s m a.s i ed.
Smashed by whom? Not by Samp
Tlie Colon was Hie last of the
Spaniards to surrender, which she
did at I.l? p. m., and the New York,
with Admiral Sampson on board, dir)
not arrive 00 the scene, t il1 :!.:.'.'> p. m.,
i ne hour and eight minutes after
During the three hours and forty
minutes of this immortal chase and
battle tlie Brooklyn, Scbley's llag
shlp, led thc van. lils vessels were
hit forty-two times by thu Spanish
guns, and thirty of these Iii ts were
received by (lie Urot klyn. The only
man killed and the only man wound
ed were on board the Brooklyn.
The Admiral does not by name
mention President lt ose ve lt, who in
his decision denying the appeal of
Schley from the majority report of
tho Hoard of Inquiry asserted that
there was really no commander at
tlie battle- that it was a "captains'
light." Hut the Admiral deals with
the point on page 21)8, when writing
of the departure of the New York
and Massachusetts on the morning of
"Where either ship had none, or
for what purpose, had not been
vochsafed to the eon.mander of the
St conti Squadron (Schley,) whose Hag,
thus left on the blockading lines, in
accordance with the naval regulations,
constituted the commander of the
Second Squadron senior otllcer pres
ent in command. The. regulations of
tho navy settle that beyond any doubt
by llxlug tho responsibility of such
Ollicer when the servil e exigencies im
pose such duties upon Iii m. * * * If
tho battle had mit carried, or if
through mismanagement Ceverea or
any ol Iiis sides had escaped that day,
then; would have b.en no dillioulty
whatever about who was in command,
or who would have had to bear the
censure, lt is certain in that event
that there would have been no elTort
to prove that the New York was with
in signal distance, no claim that it,
was a captain's hattie, nor any other
of the sophistries that were invented
In the aftermath of controversy about
this great victory. No instance ls re
called where great success was won in
hattie where every participant was
not anxious to share in the glory, but
no instance ls remembered where any
subordinate ever dtsired to share w ith
lils superior the odium of defeat.
Santiago alono would be unique as one
ol the world's great battles won with
out anybody being lo command. If
defeat had occurred, tho commander
of tbe Second Squadron would bave
had to take his medicine Just the
"Tbe unshakable facts that the
Brooklyn was in tbe tigbt from start
to finish; that she was nearer tu tbe
enemy from tbe begluulug to the end
of tbe action at every stage of tbe
battle; tbat she was struck by tbirty
o? the forty-two projectiles which
struck the American vessels engaged;
that she indicted quite 50 per cent,
of the damage sustained hy the ships
of tho enemy, although she consti
tuted but one-fifth of the attacking
American force; that she and Oregon
completed the hattie by capturing the
Colon; that the only casualties on the
American side.occurred cn board the
Brooklyn-these facts are sutticlent to
lix an unalterable judgment of the
And the Anding of Admiral Dewey,
president of the Board of Inquiry,
who will he admitted to be a reason
ably good authority in naval matters:
' Commodore Schley was the senior
olllcerof the bquadron off Santlugo
when the Spanish squadron attempt
ed to ( scape ou the morning of July
18?IH. Ile was In absolute command,
aud is entitled to the credit due such
commanding cliper for the glorious
victory which resulted In the total
destruction of the Spanish ships."
In his pages Schley forbears from
direct condemnatory comment upon
the behavior of Sampson. But the
facts speak for themselves. The dis
appointment of Sampson at being ab
sent when tlie supreme hour came
was as great as it was natural-but
lie was not great enough to rise above
it and do justice to a more fortunate
comrade. Ile refused reco gnition of
that comrade's gallant and brilliant
services and allowed his friends,
in and out ol' olllcial circle*, to enter
upon a campaign of detraction which
will forever stain the history of tho
American Navy. The disappoint
ment killed Sampson, but the detrac
tion, the foul injustice to which he.
hus been subjected, has not embitter
ed Sohle v. He knows that history,
as thc vast majority of his fellow
countrymen have dune, will place the
laurel wreath where lt belongs, and
that Ids honest fame will shine all
the brighter as time clears away the
clouds with which envy has sought to
"Forty-five Yeais Under the Flag1'
is a most readable book from the first
page to the last-animated, cheerful,
manly, tho book * f a healthy-minded,
high-spirited and chivalrous sailor.
"In penning these memoirs," he
says, In concluding, and his work
bear's bim out, "There has been no
wish to detract from the services of
others, no desire to utter unkind, un
dignified or rude words of those who
may have differed in their views, but
to set forth thc facts and services of
a life that has been clean in its devo
tion to home and to country and stead
fast in it? purpose* from yt nth to its
meridian in giving the best years of
duty conscientiously done for all that
is near and dear to man-honor, home,
And thc Volume, which is destined
to make a compelling appeal to the
mind and heart of all fair Americans,
clo es thus:
"Neither the lapse of time nor tho
chango of circuin itances has wrought
any change of faith in the exlpressi. n
from tue heart penned in tlios? first
moments after the giv.lu tUttle of
July ;i, 1898:
" '1 am glad that 1 had ai oppor
tunity to contribute in the li ast to a
victory that seems big enough for all
of us.' "_) *
Boll Weev il Hating Ant.
The secretary nf agriculture has
just approved the plan for further
studies of tho "kelep, " the boll weevil
eating ant < ?. F. Cook, who discov
ered the ant in Guatemala, aud three
assistants are now in Texas making
preparations to establish the colonies
for the winter. Two assistant s will
be sent to Guatemala to observo the
habits of the ant during the coming
winier and to s ead more colo.des if
the latter ure required, lt is during
the winter season in this country that
the cotton cr p in Guatemala is
grown. The secretary states that of
t ho Bi) colonies already imported only
one has been lost and that through an
accident. The statement that the
ants have died off or have been killel,
it is announce I, arc erroneous. Tho
ants are vigorous and are stiil active
in destroying boll weevils and all of
the. colonies have increased In num
bers since they were liberated.
A Kural Pall.
A dispatch from Savannah, Ga.,
says lt M. Pierson, a wealthy sawmill
man of Walterboro, S. C., fell from a
streit car at the union station Satur
day night, ile was getting oil the
car when he fell. Ile lost bis balance
and when he fell the back of his head
struck the pavement. Some hours
after he fell Mr. Pierson died at the
hospital. Mr. Pierson was to have
been married Wednesday lo Savannah,
to Miss Leah Anderson Westendorf of
Charleston. The young haly is a
daughter of Mrs. James Md win Wes
tendorf of Charleston. Mr. Pierson
was with Ids liancee at the time of
the accident. At tirst it was not
supposed that he had been fatally in
jured. The news of his death proved
a sad Mow to her.
HHI'II UM Army OilloorH.
That no army officer be permitted
to marry until lie has first seen red the
permission of the Secretary of War
and satisfied that olllcial that his in
come is sullicient to support himself
and family, and that he is entirely
free from debt, is the recommendation
made hy Major Gen. Henry C. Corbin,
adjutant general, commanding tho
Atlantic division and department of
the U ist, which was issued at the war
The bodies of Mary and Lizzie
Kohrer, who lived alone on a small
farm near Huey rus, Ohio, was found
Wednesday by section men on the
Ohio Central Railroad. The women
wrapped themselves in a bed spread
and laid down on thc track Wednes
day night and were killed by a passen
ger train. They had frequently de
clared that they were tired of the
struggle for life and wanted to die.
Chairman Tom Taggart, of the
Democratic nat ional committee, says
overybi dy is lovely for the Democrats
in the West and he sees no reason why
Parker should not carry Indiana. Ile
also tells his follow citizens in the
Hoosir state that New York, New
Jersey, Connecticut and West Virgin
ia are in lino shape for the party;
A FATAL A?CIDENT.
Ten Little Sohool Girls Are Suffocated
in a Vault.
OTHERS NARROWLY ESCAPED.
AU of tho Viotti Wore From the
Primary Ore .. The Acci
dent Occurred nt the
A dispatch from Cincinnati, Ohio,
says scbool closed Friday at Plea-ant
Ridge, seven miles north of Cincin
nati, with the first quar er bf the ses
sion when niue, possibly ten girls
were suffocated in a vault during the
forenooa recess, and a score of others
uarrowiy escaped the same horrible
death. During the rest of the day
this suburb was wild with mingled
excitement, sorrow and indignation
and Friday night those openly charg
ing the calamity to official negli
gence are making serious threats,
among them being many women.
The largo building ls used for a
high school as well as for all lower de
partments. All the victims were
from primary grades. Oh opposite
sides of the spacious ground in the
rear of the school building are two
outhouses. When recess was given
about JO of the sm lller girls were in
the ou hausa assigned to them when
suddenly the Ho ir gave way, precipi
tating them into the vault. This
vault ls 12 feet deep and walled up
with stone like a well. There was in
lt four feet of water that would have
been over the heads of the children
falling in it singly, but those falling
foremost tilled up the vault partially,
so that others were not entirely sub
Tue girls fell eight feet from the
dooring and the struggles of those
who were on top kept at .least nine
underneath until they were dead
The frame sheds of these vaults were
about 20 feet square without windows
and only one narrow doorway, so that
only one wiri escaped from the door.
She ran into the school budding and
mid the teachers what had happened.
The principal abd other teachers rush
ed to the resrje. Thc screams of the
girls were dimly heard while within
the vault and they were most of them
unable to speak when re cued. The
teachers were soon reinforced by the
entire population of the town, the
police and lire departments rendering
most effective servie:.
OKA IN Kl) THE VAULT.
Tile firemen drained the vault so as
to be sure that the rescue was com
Among the first to come to the
relief of Principal Zimmerman were
L?3V. I. D. Lambert of the Presbyter
ian chu rel i and Frank S. Johnson of
Tba Herald and Presbyter of Clncin
James Smith, aged 14, one of the
pupils climbed to the roof of the
schcol house, untied the Hag and ran
to the vault. Hy means of tills Im
promptu rop2 several were rescued.
Marshall Wood had great difficulty in
keeping the crowd back and from in
terfern ng with the rescuers. The im
portunities of friends, especially of the
weeping mothers, were almost beyond
the control of the otllcers. Drs. ? G.
Senour and P. T. Shank, with their
assistants, used the school building
as a hospital and a morgue until after
the dead and the rescu.d were taken
to their liomis.
Frank S. Johnson said: "I was
standing across the street talking to
Dr. Lambert when a little girl came
crying for help. We found Principal
Zimmerman saving lives. The smaller
girls were being foieed to the bottooo
by tile movements and terrific stug
glesof each other in the vault. Up the
ladder climbed the little oces, drench
ed, gasping for breath and fainting as
soon as taken out into the fresh air.
As fastas they ci>me within reach of
ihe door those who stood at thc door
way reacbed down and lifted them
from the ladder and passed them out
to wailing friends, lt was not possi
ble to go down into the vault at tirst
for the reason that one would impede
the little ones who were climbing out.
"Finally the last girl that could get
to t'.ie ladt r got out and then the men
went in and rescued these who re
Wm. J. Card of McCullough & Sons
I in Cincinnati had three daughter's in
the place, of whom Charmian and
Fausta lost their lives. R?tha, the
twin sister of Fausta, narrowly
escaped death. When the crowd ol
girls rushed into the place R?tha was
knocked out of the door into the yard
just before the collapse, of t!:e ll tor
Reports about the door having given
way last year are denied by the school
A corrected list of the dead follows:
Loretta Finke, aged 12; daughter
of Henry Finke of the Schrotli Pack
ing company, Cincinnati.
Kinma Stelnkamp, aged 13; daugh
ter ol John Steinkamp.
Amelia Hesse, aged it; daughter of
Herman i>. Hesse, dairyman.
Martha Uubr, agid s, father dead;
mother, lilia Uubr.
Edna Thee, aged IO; daughter of
Ila/.'1 Glover, aged 8, parents dead;
lived with grandmother, Mrs. Wolf.
Fausta Card, aged ll. and Char
mian Card, aged 5); both daughters of
Wm. Card of the linn of McCullough
Si Sm s, Cincinnal i.
Lillian Wi tba ni, agrd Ff; daughter
of W A. Witham, a farmer.
The Newberry observer says the
family of Mr. Possie Livingston of
near Pomar i a came near being burned
up on Thursday night, the Loth in
stant. About o'clock Mrs. Livingston
awoke and discovered a light in an ad
joining room. Tlie family hurried to
thc lire, and found a bureau, which
contained nearly all their clothing, in
a light blaze. With hard work the lire
was put out. This ls said to to be the
work cf rats and matches, and should
be a caution to all to keep matches
where rats can't get to them. The
family lost the greater part of their
Died from Mer Injuries.
A special from Spartanburg to The
State says Mrs. G. W. Hodges died
Friday morning, lingering In an al
most totally unconscious condition
since her fall down a flight of steps in
lier hume M days ago. During the
time, at brief intervals, she betrayed
by signs a recognition of those about
her, hut never did she speak nor was
consciousness manifested for any
length of time. The deco.ised was the
oldest daughter of Capt. lt. L. How
den and wife of Mr. George Hodges, a
well known and popular business man
of the city. She was a woman of 35
years of agc, possessed of the host
traits of womanhood abd Ohristaln
NOBODY CLAIMED THEM.
Tho State Treasurer Bas Written
c: lice kn Off of Hts Books.
Tbe Columbia Stale says the State
treasurer has finished writing ot! of
the books all old checks for which
warrants have been issued and which
bave never been presented at the
banks. The banks of the State have
had thlB mouby on deposit for years
and at the last session of the legisla
ture it wa. iecided to write all of
these old c.. ?ms off and turn the
money back into the general fuud.
The work bas been going on for the
past two months and the books have
now been balanced UD to date with a
total of $152 89 written off. Following
are the Items:
Carolina National bauk, check No,
754, payable to W. McB. Sloan, and
dated March 21, 1884. for 83 95 (inter
est on consols 54-100 dollars and In
terest on detlc.it 83 31).
Carolina Nitlonal bank, check No.
4320, payable to Mrs. C. A. Adis, and
dated Oct. 21, 1888, for 83.00 (pen
National Loan and Exchange bank,
check No. 153 payable t> W. H. Low
rance, and dated Dec 20, 1887, for
82.1)3 (consol interest).
National Loan and Exchange b mk.
check N. 370, payable to M. A. Mit
chell, and dated Oct. Hi, 188H. for
83.00 (pen don warrant).
South Carolina Loan and Trust Co. ,
Charleston, check No. Oil, payable to
H. O. Johrson, and dated Sept. ll,
1888, for 815,00 (pension warrants,
First National Hank of Charleston,
check No. 003, payable to L). O'Neill
& Sou, and dated July 14, 1882, for
81.50 (consol interest).
First National Hank of Charleston,
check No. 1031, payable to J. E. B.
Sloan, Exor. II ill, dated July 10, 1880,
fur 932 2ti (consol interest).
First National Hank of Charleston,
check No. 2,000, payable to A. H.
Helin, trustee, and dated Nov. 2:i,
1880, for $13.40 (consol Interest).
First National Hank ol Charleston,
check No. :i032, payable to Mrs. Sarah
E. Carr, and dated June 25, I89U, for
$1.50 (consol inter?s'.).
People's National Hank of Charles
ton, check No. 2340, payable to Miss
Ann lt Rob *rtson, and dated Dec. 23
1890, Tor 819.50 (Interest on c nsols).
People's National H ink of Charles
ton, cluck No. 'Mix, payable to Bink
of Charleston. N. H. A., and dated
Dec. 28, 1893, for 84.70 (interest on
Hank of Charleston, N. H. A., check
No. 1014, payable to Mrs. M. 1. Orr,
and dated June 28, 1880, for $2.77
Hank of Ct arlcstou, X. 1}. A., check
NJ. 2i)<ii)3, payable to H. E Young,
and daled July 0, 1889, for 839 15
Hank of Charleston, N. H. A., check
No. 3431, payable to 1 Stremraell,
Exor., aud dated Aug. ll, 1891, for
$0 39 ("onsol interest).
The above, amounting to $152 89,
has been carried to the general fund
and ls subject to your warrant.
Palmetto Hank and Trust Co.,
check No. 1123, payable to Walker,
Evans & Cogswell Co., and dated Aug.
19, 1807, for $3 25 (dispensary war
This item has been carried back to
credit of disp?Lsary fund.
For Ihu Ni.rinal CIIIHH?SUI the Sont ti
Tile trustees of the South Carolina
c l'ege have awarded the II irmal
scholarships. Each of thise gives
free tuition at the c >llege and gives
the holder of the scholarship 310 in
cash with which to pay his hoard and
other expenses. Tnere were no ap
plicants from Chester, Abbeville,
Cnrstertield, Clarendon, Eigctield,
Georgetown and Berkeley counties.
Following Is the list of appointments
as announced Tuesda\ :
Aiken-L II. Sh llh.ius?, Oakwood:
Janies 1). Redd, Oakwood.
Anderson-C. L. Watkins, Ander
Hamburg-W. F. lliers, Ehrhardt;
George McKenzie, Ehrhadt.
Barnwell-M. ll. Wills, Willlston;
Beaufort ll. T. W. Huberts, Coo
sawhatchie: George Crocker, I'.eau fort .
Charleston Aaron J. II tTman,
Cherokee-J. ll. JL?ferles, Gaffney;
E, S. McKowni Mercer.
Colleton C. J. I). Caldwell, Hells;
Ellis DeTrevllle, Walterbiro.
Darlington C. W. Smokey, Clyde:
S. A. Hatched, Darlington; D. ll.
Blackmon, Darlidgton: Linward Black
mon, Darlington: Laurence H. Lunn,
Dorchester il. K. Way, Kisses
Fairfield J. W. Coleman, Wood
wards; H. II. Scott. Monticello.
Floreces David C. Hill, Timmons
vihe; .1. VJ. Hollins, Flt,renee.
Greenvi'le-V. E. Hector, High
land; W. S. Miller, Greenville.
Greenwood - J. Mo.ire Mars, li'.leys.
Hampton Geddes G. Dowling,
Hampton; J. F. Dowling, Hampton.
Dorry-Willie Singleton, Haskel!;
Tola H. Lewis, Galilvaut's Ferry.
Kershaw .1. A. Marshall, Bethune;
Shelby Truesdalc, Westville.
Lancaster- Willie M. Duncan, Lan
caster:!). H. Adams, Lancaster.
Laurens C. W. Jones, Mt. Gallag
her; J. C. Burdett, Lauiord Station;
Smith J. Martin, Lanford Station; .1
H. Sullivan, Laurens: L E. Heeder,
Cross Hill; T. ''. Farrow, Fountain
Inn: J. A. Willis, llapley.
Lae H. H. Evans, Braun; J. J.
Shaw, Jr., Bishpoville.
Lexington B. .1. Wingard, Losing
ton; C. E. Wess'nger, Lexington; C.
h. Shealy, Summit; C. A. Shumpert,
Marion -S. J. Wall, Eulonla; Step
hen II. Moody, Dillon.
Marlboro J. L. Bunch, McColl; II.
C. Kasterling, lUnnettsville.
Newbbery II. L. Boulware, New
Coonee-J. S. Harris, Townville;
W. ll. Craig, Stewart.
Orangeburg-K. R. Schoenberg,
North; Wm. Smoak, Branchville; J.
C. Hungerpiller, Hdoree.
Pickens -W. T. Earle, Central: O.
S. Freeman, Easley.
Richland - C. E. Owens, Horrell;
Lee H. Bawl, Blythewood.
Saluda-0. J. Sawyer, Big Creek;
Luther E Wheeler, Saluda; Ira B.
Crom ley, Colemans.
Spartanhurg-C. T. Rainey, Camp
obello; J. H. Cash, Cherokee.
Sumter - K mis C. Bryan, Sumter;
Fiank B. Sandors, llagood.
i Oomuimltted Su'oldo.
Michael Schall and Miss Nettle
Gotfwalt committed suicide by asphy
xiation in hor room In York, Pa., on
Monday night. Both left notes in
which they complained of "the cruel
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A CALL TO EEM'JCEATS.
riley Are i:r?e? co llc^tatcr au J Vote
in ttic Coming Election.
Tbe Importanca of the Democrats
voting in the coming general election
on tim .Vjh of Novcmb r was empha
sized hy the State I) mocratic com
mittee at its meeting last week. The
Republicans In their national party
platform have a plank which is re
garded as a threat against loutbero.
representation In cmg ress, it being
implied that an . Il jrc ?ill be made to
reduce the number of congres m n
from southern .Stat :s bec ruse of the
fact that the vote ls so light in the
general elect ion.
The Democrats hive not polled
their full s'rength In a November
election in this State in several yea's,
because nomination in the parly pri
mary bas leen con.- dered tantamount
to election. But as the R publicans
have announced that they will have
au elect ral ticket in tho Held Io No
vember and as they will have candi
dates for congress in several districts
-perhaps In all-it is desired that
every Democrat go tu th; pills in
November so that there eau be no
pissible grounds for making a cont' st
of thc result-which will inevitably
be with the Democrats and such a
majority, if Lil Democrats vot?, that
the other party can luve no excuse j
for anning a blow at tin repr?senta-'
ti in In e ingress from this State. |
la ace, rdauce with tue demand of
the times and with the wish of the j
candidates tor congress, and aitng!
under tae reso'ution of tue Stole
Democratic ex *cut i vr> committee,
Gen. Wilie Jones, chainuau ol tue
committee, Saturday issued thc fol
lowing call to the chairman ol' the
executive committee in the several
counties In the State:
Headquarters of the State Democratic
Columbia, S. C., Sept. 24, 15)04.
Dear Sir: The Democratic voters
of our State have shown SJ much in
difference in the past few years aoout
votin? in the legal election that 1 feel
that it is very important that every
elfort he made to get them to register
and vote. The tlrst Monday in Octo
ber is tho hist day upon which they
can register and they should be urged
to come out and register and be pre
pared to vote in thc lega! electiou to
he held un the Stn day of November.
I therefore address this communica
tion to you and ask that you use
every means in your power to get the
Democrats of your c ninty to register
on tile tirst Monday in October.
The indications now a*e that the
Republicans of this S cate, will put out
an electoral ticket and also candidates
against all of our congressional nomi
nees. ( )f course we -ill know that the
cause of this great indifference, on the
part of the. voters is produced by the
prevailing feeling that the primary
elections settle the fate of our candi
dates, and that our part) in this
State is invincible. Wc are invincible
if our people will register and vote
but not otherwise, in the tirst pri
mary this year there were over 100,
000 votes cast and over ito,OOO in the
second primary. I trust, therefore,
that you will do all In your power to
get tlie Democrats of your county to
register, and als ) to get your county I
papers to urge it.
Yours very truly,
Wi i,iK .IONICS,
Ano thor Columbia Murder.
A homicide occured three miles
from Cullimbin Saturday morning.
iVrcy Crews, a carpenter, encanec? In 1
building a cottage on the Epworth
Orphanage property, was shot ID the
back of the head and killed by a
painter named Harley McDonald.
There had been some dispute over a
matter of $5. There were. 15 or 20
men working on the premises and they
did not try to stop McDonald who |
came to thc city, notlliud his wile and
made his escape. Crews is little more
than a boy.
A Bad Pel low.
George Tilley, a young married man .
living tifteen miles from Haleigh. N.
C., fatally wounded lils mother-In-1
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Killed lils Brother.
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