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BENNETTS VILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1905.
rire Got to the Magazine And
An Explosion Follows.
SIX HUNDRED LOST.
The Pride ol the Japanese Navy Sinks
Into the Sea. She was Togo's
Flagship, but he was not on
Board When the Terrible
Accident Took Place.
A dlspatoh from Tokio says the
Japanese navy department announces
that the battleship Mikasa had been
daatroved by fire and tho explosion of
her magasine, cauilng tho loss of 599
livia, Inoluding men of other ships,
who went to tho rescue.
The lire started from an unknown
cause at midnight on Sur.day night,
September 10th. Before the (.illjeir;
could bo resoured, the fire reached
tho aft magazine, blowing a hole in
the port aide of the vessel below the
water line and causing tho ship to
An investigation is now being held
to determine the oauso of the lire.
As ls well known the Mikaaa was Ad
miral Togo's flagship, but he was not.
on board when the terrible aooident
Tue ship was at anchor in Sasobo
harbor when tho lire started at tho
bo MC of the \maimnast at midnight.
It spread with great rapidity, explod
ing the after magazine, an hour after
the fire had been discovered.
Tho Mikasa Hank lu shallow water
and it is believed the ship oan be re
paired. Rescuing parties were sent
from tho various warships in tho har
bor and there wore heavy casualties
Various conjectures aro current a?
to tho cause of the fire. Some attrl
bute it to an overcharge of elcetriolty.
Great relief was felt throughout Ja
pan, when it was learned that Ad
miral Togo was not on-board tho ship
at the time of tho Are. The disaster
haa oast a gloom over the wholo cf
A FOOLISH HOY
Shoot? Xwo.Y?unjc Ludios and Thon
At Fredoriok, Md., becauso his 16
Tear old sweetheart persisted in her
refusal to marry him and had dlsmls
aed him, Lee Waddle, 17 years of age
la dead by his own hand, the sweet
heart, Neille Eichelberger, is suffer
ing from two pistol shot won edi that
may prove fatal and ber fi lor d and
companion, Maud Davij, ha-, a Ludet
wound through her arm.
Weddle was the son of a prominent
builder and contractor ot Thdrnout,
this county, at which place the brag
edy took place last night. Miss Eich
elberger, with Miss Dayls and anoth
er girl wero shopping and had reached
the publlo square of Thurmont when
Weddle approached and took Mis*
Eichelberger to task for Kondlng him
his letter of dismissal. Upon her
reiterating the sentiments she had ex
pressed in the letter, Weddle drew ii
revolver and li red at her twice.
The first of thc bullets went
through Miss Davis's arm and into
Miss Elohelberger's left shoulder; thc
second penetrating a few indies to
the right of the first. As his victim
fell faluting to the ground, tho boy
believing he had killed her, turneo'
the" weapon and sent two bu lie tr
through his own heart, (tying Instant
ly.- He is .said to have threatened
suoh an'aot on several occasions.
The New York American says the
divorce suit by which Mrs. Cecilla
Lewis was freed from her husband,
was instituted last June, and brok?
all records In point of timo consumed
in its trial, lt took Justice Marean
Just two minutes to grant an interlo
ou tory degree. Tlie three month*
that must elapse before tho Ilnal de
greo is signed expired at midnight on
Sunday. Mrs. Lewis was KO anxious
to obtain her freedom that she In
structed her lawyer to llave document
signed immediately at the stroko of
twelve. She had mado all anangu
monts for her wedding to Senator
Wilcox Wodncsday. Tue lawyer was
unable to get a Justice to execute the
degree until Wednosday afternoon.
The wedding had to be postponed,
much to Mrs. Lewis' chagrin.
C)*t seized Hoy.
While some boys wero bathing in a
oreok near Belfast, Ga., recently a
wildcat suddenly dartod from behind
a pile of lumber and fastened Its tooth
in tho leg of John Mahoney, a boy of
?bout 12 years of age. Messrs. U. L,
Skinner and A. L. Kirkland were at
the hotel, some yards distant, and
hearing tho screams of the lad, scour
ed ' guns and hurried to tito hceno.
Thoy found tho animal still holding
onto the boy'8 limb and making a
fr an I .ic effort to chow lt up. A time
ly shot from Mr. Skinner's gun only
saved tho lad from losing his leg.
An Old Bridegroom.
A dlspatoh from Kl di mond, Va.,
says ninety years old, nix time mar
ried, and tho father of forty four
children, is thc record cf Jacob Kin
ney better known as "Major," who
applied for and secured a license at
the Ilenrico bounty Clerk's Oillco
Tuesday morning to wed one Ann
Green, who is also no novice on the
matrimonial flea and ls sixty years of
ago. In recent years the old man bas
been getting feeble, and has hson sup
ported by his sons. When asked what
he meant by getting married again
he said: "I need a help meet.".
.'Bud" Rogan, tho Tcnnesce negro
. .. AA?A A* rinllntlr, Tann l(?<
was eight feet nino inches tall. Ills
hands wero 12 inches in length and
his feet 10 1-2 inches long.
JOBS GO BEGGING.
Offlots Southirn Democrats Co ld Go
If They Tr ed.
Causes of Failure to Participate. Otu
Hoot lon of tho Country Whore
Thorn ls a Shortage.
Tho discovery mado through th(
personal Investigation of Commis
stoner Grecno, of the United Stato?
oivll service commission, that Demo
orals as a olass refrain from partlol
pating In the civil servloo examina
tions in tho South Berves to exp?alo
In a memoire a point which has puzzled
the commission for a long time, name
ly, the difllculty In maintaining regis
ters of Southern eligibles sufficiently
largo to enable tho Southern states to
receive their proper quota In federal
appointments. This Information was
obtained by Commissioner Greene
while In Kentuoky, North Carolina
and Tennessee on rill elsi business.
Commissioner Greene lost no timo io
making public tho results of his In
vestigation, and now the civil strvloe
commission is doing all lu it? power
to rectify this ouudltlon of s Aral rs.
Various causes are asslgnsd for the
reluctance of Southern Domecrats to
enter tho lista for f?deral plums. Mr.
Greene obtained the Impression that
tho main cause was the prevalence of
a feeling that, despite academic as
surances to tho contrary, tho spoils
still belong to the victors, and that,
therefore, a Democrat, however good
a showing ho might make in a com
petitiva examination, stands but little
show of appointment. To correct this
impression Mr. Greene has used the
columns of several newspapers of the
North to call renewed attention to the
non-partisan character of appoint
ments made under the civil service
act and to cite the fact that the only
reason why Rspublleans are In so
large a majority In the minor federal
oftltes of the South ls that Democrats
have steadfastly declined to take the
.laminations thereby leaving the
commission a list composed entirely of
Republicans from which to make thc
Tho average rating obtained by
competitors from Southern states ls
lower than that of the Northern
states. The Democratic party, being
the dominant party, of oourss com
prises tho better intelligence as a
whole of the community, lt ls there
fore evident that if the Democrats as
a class should enter the lists of federal
appointment the standard of eligibles
would bc raised and more Democrats
than Republicans would be appointed,
beoauso thero are more Demoorats
than Republicans In the South who
nave the required qualifications. The
first state entltlod to an appointment
at this timo ls Louisiana. It will take
twenty-nine appointments from Lou
lsiana to bring it up into thc Hst of
Northern states In tho order of ap
pointment. Unless a special effort
had been made to induce applicants
from Louisiana to como forward and
take the examination it would have
run further and further behind In Its
.maro of appointments.
As lt ls, eight men and five women
passed tho examination for clerk, and
ono woman passed for bookkeeping.
It will be observed, however, that this
docs not provide nearly enough eligi
bles to give Louisiana lbs duo share
. ?f appointments. Tho state next in
turn for appointments after Louisiana
ls Alabama. This s?ato will be en
titled to thirty live appointments to
tho share which Illinois now has. The
May examinations provided twolve
nen ?nd six women cliglblos for
clerks, but this ls not nearly enough
to till its quota. Following Alabama
oem-is Mississippi. This stato ls en
titled to have twenty-three appoint
ments to bring it abreast with Minne
sota. It furnished only seven men
ind thiee women for the clerk regis
-or and one man for thc bookkeeping
Taking tho remaining Southern
statis in tho order in willoh they are
entitled to reocl ve appointments, they
are Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Ken
tucky, Tennessee, Missouri, South
Carolina and North Carolina. These
?tates are each entltlod to from lif
teen to twenty appointments to bring
up their quotas, arid male stenograph
ors will have an especially good
..banco of early appointment. Friends
of the South In Washington hope that
the presonb efforts of tho civil service
commission will result similarly lo the
movement inaugurated by President
Harrison, which resulted lu some 200
Southern appointments in the federal
(Jem a Conti Job?
Former Judge Alton lb Parker will
succeed Professor Collins aa chief
counsel for the. Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit Company at an annual salary of
$100,000, according to an announce
ment Thursday. Professor Collins has
retired, and the firm of Collins &
Sheehan, which has acted for years hi
an advisory capacity to the company,
will bo known as Sheehan & Parker,
William F. Sheehan was one of Par
ker's Strongest supporters In the re
cent presidential campaign.
There aro over :mo students at
Clemson already, and they oontlnui
toc?me. 'iver'2r>0 of theso are now
students, arid the others are old stud
ents with work to make up. Tuc ap
plications went above 800. Of COUrSi
nearly 200 had to bo refused. Some
ire reporting who have never put In
applications. Dr. Mell can do noth
ing, of course, but send theso back on
tho next train. About a dozen have
already b ien sent home because tho)
had put In no applications.
11.' 111 ii Fun After ninth.
A humorist in Japan who Jested al
his life told his friends when he wai
dying that his body was not to bi
washed after death, hub was to bi
taken at once to tho family tc m ph
t.o be oromated. When he died bil
Instructions wore followed. As sooi
as lt was seo on fire bho mourneri
wero astonished by several loud ex
plosions. At first they woro Instinct
to tako to their heels, but curiosity
got the hotter of fear, and ctrefull In
sp'.ctlon showed that bbc humorist
had stowed away a largo number Ol
firecrackers about his person bofon
A TRUE TALE
That Reads Like thc Fiction Wc
Find in Story Books j
BEAL LIFE TARGEDY
Ia (he CHy ot Rome Which Very Nearly |
Parallels thc Most Improbable Lit
erary Plot ol thc Noval,
"The Masquerader," Not
The f jllowlng remarkable story we
bake from thc Now York A mer loan:
"Impoaaiblo, hut interesting," peo
plo said wben they read "The Mas
quf rader," Katherina Ceoil Tuuratou's
sucoestful novsl, In willoh two mon not
related, but looking absolutely alike,
chang.? places. And now, to Justify
her imagination, to provo that thc
novelist's dream was not only interest
ing, but possible real, he has como to
In Rome the situation that formed
thc plot of "The Masquerader" has
boon duplicated. A nobleman, Oount
Andrlano BeolOUlU, finding a valet
who resembled him marvelously, em
ployed him as his double. Tho valot,
Paolo, Impersonated his maeter at all
sorts jf social funotlons. He Imitated
his manner*, and graces to perfection;
ho walked like him and talked Uko
him, and, oven as the duel Impersona
tors who made "The Masquerader"
the talk of tho literary world, deceiv
ed not only the Count's frlonds, but
his wife a* well.
As in "Tho Masquerader," the Im
personator falls In love with tho wife
nf his double, and lt ls jealously of a
woman that assists In the denouement.
Hot lu real lifo the denouement ls a
tragedy. Real lifo ls not accommodat
ing. Tho right man rarely dies to
make tho end of a situation pictures
que, happy, romantic.
Tho Countess Benloulll, lovely as
thc wife of John Ohllcoto of "The
Maequeradar," commlttod sulolde
trhen ?ho found that she bad permit
ted a menial to make lovo to her under
the guise of her husband.
Tho poor, deceived wife ladead, and
Count Benloulll has appealed to thc
courts of Homo to avenge him. He
charges that his valet took advantage
of tho position he had permitted him
to occupy aud caused the death of his
In "The Masquerader" ls ls tho mor
phlno eater, John Chilcote, who dies,
tho man who neglected his wife and
his duties, leaving both to tho oare
and attention of his doublo, John j
Yoder, the good, clever hero.
Tuc novelist herself seems to realize
that the possihillty of tho extraordi
nary re8cmh!anc3 upon which she
baRcs her apparently fanciful plot, Is
going to be much doubted and ques
tioned, for she rofera to lt In the open
ing chapter in this fashion: "By that
seem too mild for real life and yet he
long to no other sphorc, tho two tacos
were Identical, feature for feature. It
seemed to eaah man that ho looked
not at tho fece of another, but at his
own face reilooted in a flawless looking
Thon, again, John Chilcote brings
up tlic subject of identity in a conver
sation with Ltdy Astrupp.
Chilcote picked up a book that lay
"Other men's shoes I'he read. 'A
novel, of course?' "
"She smiled. 'Of course. Such a
fantastic story. Two men ohango
Chilcote rose and walkod back to
'Changing Identities?' he said,
with a touoh of interest.
'Ye?; one mau ls an artist, tho
other a millionaire*; one wanta to know
what fame is like, the other wants to
know how it feels to be really, sinfully
rich. So they exchange experience for
a month." She laughed.
"Chilcote laughed as well. But how?
" 'On, I told you the Idea was ab
surd. Fancy two pcop'e so much alike
that neither their (rleuds nor their
servants seo any dHTtrenee! Such a
thing couldn't be, could lt? There are
likenesses, but nut freak likenesses
like that.' "
The novelist plainly foresees that
tho possibility of such a resemblance
as she makes the basis of her plot ia
geing to be questioned by tim groat
mass of her public Yot In Home real
lfe upholds lier moBb fanciful Imagln
Thc Count Adriano Benloulll ls of
an old and respected family. Ile him
self is a bit eccentric, but none the
lesft a nobleman who has always mov
cd ju jhe highest social circles.
wi?s vast estates on which he
entertained handsomely. He had, until
the tragedv which set all Rome talk
ing in horrified whispers, a charming
wife whom he neglected shamefully.
During her life this was said to bo one
of Ids tocen triol ties. Another was his
hobby of collecting and repairing an
If you had asked In Rome some
months ago about the Count Benloulll
and his wife, you would have heard
theso things and not much else, 'f hey
seemed commonplace enough and so
doubtless the/ were until one day the
Count looked upon Antinoro Paulo and
saw thab thc man, though of humble
origin, was educated and in appeur
ancT and manner marvellously like
The Count had grown to find socie
ty, which domanded more or less of
his prcsenco, au awful bore. He had
hcoome as tired of lt as he had of his
wife, whom ho searcoly saw. In fact,
when ho lirst mot tho man Paolo, he
was not oven living with her.
As bo marked the extraordinary rc8
emblanco between himself and the
man an idea Hew Into his head. He
would tako him In his employ and
make uso of him. Now, whether
tho Count had heard of "The Masque?
radcr" or not has not yot boon Unfold'
nd. In the novel a similar proposition
was made like this:
V 'You propose,' said Loder, 'that
for a consideration of money I should
trade on dummy, when you are other
" 'After all,' theo'.hcr urged, 'what
I ask of you is a oimple thing. Morely
to oarry through my r< utine duties for
a week or two occasionally. When I
Mud my endurance giving way-when
a respite becomes essential. Tho work
would bo nothing, the pay anything
you like to name.' "
The double hesitates and tho otboi
urges. All objections are waved away.
I Ohilooto agrees to dieoharge his ser
vant and bis secretary, who might p. s
slbly rooogn?zo a substituto. Thon thoj
oame dawn (\s tho Count and Paoli
must have) to the question of thc
"'You have entirely forgotten one
thing,' said Loder. 'You eau hardly
dismiss ycut wife. '
" 'My wifo doesn't count.'
"I'm afraid I scarcely agree. The
complication! would bo slightly
slightly"-Ile paused. "The fad
of your belDg married bars it. Can'l
you seo that?"
"You mistake tho position,'' sait
Chilcobs. "1 tell you m j wife and 1
aro nothing to each other. She goei
her way; I go mine. We have oui
own friends, our own rooms. Marri
agc,actual marriage, doesn't enter th?
question. Wo meet occasionally al
meals, and at other people's houses
sometimes we go out together for tin
sako of^ appearances; beyond thai
nothing. If you talco up my lifo n<
ono will trouble you less than my wih
-I can promise that."
So it was arranged in the novel, an<
so, probably, it was discussed and ar
ranged by the Count Adriano Beni
oui li and Aninoro Paolo, tho valot.
As a valot Paolo has been all his Hf
around men of distinction and reilno
mcnt, and he acquired tire ways am
manners of tho great. Added to this
he is, by every account, a man goo<
looking as tho Count himself. Thej
aro both tall, dark, with clear-cu
features and pronounced personalities
The resemblance, according to over
one, is uncanny.
Of course, the Count's intentloi
wheu he made ids bargain with Paol
was merely to be relieved of ids tire
somo soolal duties. Instead of bavin
to make himself agrr oable all tho time
li he could train his double to reprc
sent him properly ho need only b
bored occasionally. So ho supplie
Paolo liberally with good clothes an
plenty of money. Ile gave him a
tho luxuries ho dreamed of; ho set hil
in ono of bia own palaces, where h
could play mas\er at Iiis pleasure. II
played lt charmingly.
Tho news went abroad that bl1
Count Beulculli had improved in
oaensely. He was far less taolturi
far leds domineering than formerl;
Tho Countess heard those things. Sb
had not laid eyes upon her Irushan
for months, but ano could not nelio\
thom true. Shs sighed, however, an
wished tiley were, for in her heart <
hoarts she loved her hm band.
At last at some ball she met Paol
masquarading as the Count.. Soo ho
never looked moro lovely, slie lia
never boon more gracient. Thc 8uj
posed Count smiled upon lier wit
new adoration, and tho poor woran
trembled and glowed with joy. ]
seemed to her tho love of her glrlho:
returning to her.
All that evening the man who
she took to bc her husband was at lu
side, assiduous in bis attentions, whl
perlng snob compliments as sho lu
not heard since first he wooed lier.
After this there followed days
happiness, such days aa the hero ai
heroine of "Tho Masquerader" passe
while tho secret of John Loder's, ide
tlty was still hidden. To tho Cou
tress Benioulli the valet was the hu
band of her youth. All Homo told
amay.oment of the reconciliation ti
tween the occontrio Count and 1
charming Titianhairtd wife.
And, wondor of wonders, t
Count's eccentricities had gro\
fewer In tho years of their separatio
He seemed to bo a considerate, ni
mal. healthy person, wlioso greati
deslro waa to advance lier happlno
She made the most of the present a
decided to refer as little as possible
tlie bitter, unhappay past.
One day, while her love dream v
at its height, thc Countess and )
supposed Cjunt drovo over to Him
to make an excursion into thc w<
derful caves that are thero. Wi:
any reference was made to the p
with its unhapplncKs she said, like I
heroine of "The Masquerader,"
don't want explanations. I want
-to enjoy the moment without h
lng things analjy/id or smoothc:
away. Can't you understand ? Ca
you seo that I'm wonderfully, terri
happy to ha voyou as you are?"
Paolo walked toward the caves
Itlmlnl, In tiio Count's clothes,
lowed by the Count's servants, w
his arms about tho exquisito Conni
Hanlculli. Ile know that they lo
and he forgot all else until suddc
a scream of rage called him to
realities of life.
A woman stood In his path v.
with tho menace of truth In lier vo
upbraiding him for his falthlcssn
To tin; trembling Countess abe
nounced horaelf ns his wifo, his ^
in tho oyes of God and tho Cnurcl
Of courso siio would not bellov
preposterous a talo as that the CV
tess could beltevo him to bo lier I
band. How long, however, tho Ci
tess would have clung to her bi
we may only oonjfx?ture, for in
mldit of lils truo wife's Insults
thc noble lady's tears, Paolo fell V
his knees and confessed tho part
They say that th? Countess loc
as thoug'i In that moment alie
boon turned to stone. The light
ed out of hor beautiful eyes, her
ceased to quiver, she stood croct ;
turning to a peasant woman, bei
lier pardon 'numbly for having for
Instanco como between her and
That night, In lier gorgons hoi:
'n the splendid ?onlcuUi rn?.os!o!
Home, tlie countess in doipalr too
ovcrdoso of laudanum. Behind
she left a few lines stating that
thought of what ?lie had dono
driven hor to sulolde, and that
forgive tlioso who had deceived li
In rca' lifo "The Msu?qneradp.r'
beoomc a tragody, for whioh 1
who masqueraded ?re to nc full
. -fi ??
Insurance Company Contributed
to Republican Fund In
THE '|PAST CAMPAIGN.
Qeorgc Wi. Perkins, of J. P. Morgan &
Co., i!;p. Star Wiincss at Friday's
Legislativo Inquiry. Parker's
Election Would Impair
George W. Perkins, member of the
Qrm of J; P. Morgan 8c Co., and flrst
vice president of the New York Life
Ituurance company, v>as tho star wit
ness at Friday's session of the special
legislative committee In Now York
probing Ufo inburanco oompanies'
mothods and his testimony was
replete with revelations in fi
nance as applied to lnsuranco com
panies. The climax of tho day came
when Mr, Perkins was asked concom
an entry of 148,702 in a ledger mark
ed "ordered paid by tho president."
Mr. Perkins had been called to tea
ti fy as to Romo other transactions and
after a rocosa lie was asked to produce
the ob eek. It was raado out payable
to J. P. Morgan & Co., and Mr. Per
kins frankly stated it was a contribu
tion to tho national republican cam
paign oommittee and iiad been paid to
Cornollious N. Bliss. Mr. Perkins
'This payment wasmado after very
careful deliberation. It must not be
considered an ordinary contribution to
the campaign fund. It was paid be
causo we felt the assets of the New
York Life lniurar.co company would
be Jeopardized by a Democratic suc
Mr. Perkins said contributions wero
also mado In 1000 and 180U. As an
Illustration witness said the flrst con
tribution mado was in 1890 by Presi
dent McCall, who isa Democrat "He
contributed money to the McKinley
campaign fund and voted for McKinley
because ho felt it was in tho best in
terests of thc policy holders of Iiis com
pany." This boom caused a murmur
of conversation about the room, whioh
bad become packed with spectators
Standing room was at a premium, and
everyone bent forward to catch the
testimony. This was hardly necessary
for Mr. Perkins supke distinctly, In a
Mn Mr rou ir-" ' * ' - _-?.,....
He pacecx, too smau platform upon
whioh tho witness chair is placed Jusl
bifore tho committee's rostrum and
accompanied his explanations with
earnest gestures oftentimes suggest
ing question to the council.
Pursuing tho oheck inquiry further
Mr. Hughes brought out that this ex
penditure was never brought to the
attention of the linanco committee,
tho witness terming ita"purcly execu
tive action." lt was charged against
cash on the books of the llanover bank
otll30 or flnanoial department. The
witness did not know against what ac
count other contributions v/ero made,
but bc would furnish data.
Mr Parkins herc interposed:
"1 would like to make one statement.
Tile fact that tho check is drawn to J.
P, Morgan & Co. has no slgnllicanco.
I paid out tue money and lt was mere
ly because ot a convenience of repay
ment that the chock was made paya
bio to J. P. Morgan & Co."
'What other contributions to poll
tical campaign funds have been made
by the Now York Life?"
"None to my knowledge."
Mr. Hughes asked Mr. Perkins te
explain how on thc books In thc syndl
cate action by which 8800,000 in
bonds was sold on December 31, 1001,
and bought back January 2, 1002,
there was shown on thc debil ?Ide of
the account 8100,000 and on tho credit
side $800,000, and Mr. Perkins re
"I am glad that you brought that
matter up. In that transaction we
asked for 85,OOO,OOO of bonds and only
got 81,000,000. We made up our
minds to sell ?800,000. When lt o\mo.
to thc end of thc year wo hold 8800,?
000 and instead of taking a loss of
8100,000, wo only took a loss of $80,
000. 1 arranged with J. P, Morgan &
Co., to sell lt ata price and then 1
bought lt back at the samo prie?. Af
ter re.buylng I held on to it and dual
ly sold lt at 00. Our Unit ide* was to
sell at 80, but we tinnily got 00."
The money was paid by chock to J
1*. Morgan & Co.
"Were not the salo and purchase
for tiic pur poso of deceiving the com
missioner of Insurance?"
"No, lt was not; securities wore de
pressed at the time and lt was consld
oreti a good deal."
"But the real purpose was to have
your books read $3,200,000 instead of
Senator Armstrong hero queried
about tho 818.000 check to thc cam
paign fund. He asked: "Howoamc
the check to be such an odd amount?"
"1 do not know exactly except that
Mr. lill ss had asked for s.so.ooo."
"Were you in a position to know of
other campaign contributions?" asked
"I don't know, that ls a question
that ought to bo looked into. In ali
campaign contributions I bellote that
tho fullest publicity should bo at
tached. They ought to bc publicly
known and there ought to be a law
passed to that effect.n
"Is thcro no self-restraint allowed
the tillers in tlioso oampalgn con
"Nono that I know of. I think wo
have a right to leave tho matter to
thc Judgment of tho olliccrs."
"If the prcsldont out of his own ox
ocutive authority withoutroforonce to
the nuance oommltteo pays out such
large sums as these, how do they ever
como before the olliccrs of tho com
"1 have said the finance committee
has no authority over tho agenoy ao
counts and general expenses. 1 tibtnk
thoro should bo a broadening ot this
Mr. PjrklnB was closely questioned
as to his dual oonneotlou with the
Now York Life aud J. P. Morgan &
Co., particularly as to sales by tbeono
concern to the other whioh were made
by him. Ho Insisted that he was loyal
to both and aotcd as ho thought
To Those Farmers Who Are Able and
Can Hold Back
To Do Ho, Su that imus Fortunato
Farm?? May front by tholr
Condition ot Haae.
Now that so much Interest ls being
evinced in thc flxiug of the minimum
price of cotton by tire Southern Cot
ton Association during ita recent
meeting in Asheville, North Carolina,
the following from the pon of Hon.
Har vie Jordan will be read with at
"Tno exeoutivo committee of the i
Southern Cotton Association held Its l
meeting at Asheville, N. C., laut week, <
aud the question of fixing a minimum
price of this crop was tho matter of <
greatest interest to the pcoplo and .
country at large. Tho eyes of the ?
whole ootton world were centered on I
Asheville during the 6th and 7th days
of September while the exeoutivo com- I
tnittec was in session. t
"The price dually agreed upon af- I
ber long and tedious deliberation was ;
ll oents, basis middling, at all in- >
torlor points in the south. The cou- i
[lltlou of tho orop up to August 25tb ;
was found to bo 73.03 per cent, as <
oompared with a condition of 84 per i
sont, for tho same period a year ago. I
The estimated yield of tho crop as re- 1
ported by over 15,000 correspondents
from all tho ootton growing counties I
Indicated a yield this season of 0,588,- i
133 bales, as compared with a crop of \
13,000,000 bales last year. Letters (
Trom farmers all over the bait ad vined :
i minimum prloe all the way from 10 j
ients to 12 1-2 cents, some Ogurlng a? i
lieh as 16 cents. But the final result I
was ll cents, and farmers all over the |
louth will bo expected to stand firmly
together this fall and winter to main
}ain that prloo. By tho determined
sffort prices oan bo forced up above 11
lents later on and farmcs should de
termine now to move tholr crops
rtowly and not rush tho market. The
inly way we can secure and maintain c
>ur price is to refu?o to sell for less ^
ind make tho buyers come to our fig- ?
ires. If cotton ls thrown on market n
ind sold anyway, it will be dlflltult to j
oreo prices up until much later in v
?he season. Let those who are able ,
ind can hold baok do so, and theroby
'~ '-hose who are foroed to soil to i
neet their maturing dobbs and obliga- \
?lons with the supply merchants and ,
mano dealers. Bankers will bo glad r
xi advance from 8 and 9 cents a pound c
>n ootton in storage and thus aasist in
lnancing thc situation. Wo aro up a
igalnst a hard light, but lt will be \
?asler to got ll couta for a small orop v
,han 10 oents for a 13,000,000 balo t
STAND BY YOUK GUNS, H
Wo are now well entrenched, with r
ilenty of ammunition in tho snape of ]
lorn and meat, our banks have plenty u
if money, the enemy is in retroat, and 0
f wo don't whip this light and force t
be price of cotton to abovo 11 cents, v
riion thc farmers of thc south ought |
io have a guardian appointed to look jj
ifter their business Interests. Thc ,
nilla of the world have taken a crop '
if 13,000,000 bales of American cot- ;
on during tue last twelve months, at |
m average price of 0 cents por pound,
t'hero will be no check in consumption r
luring tho next tweivo months. Tue .
irice of cotton goods in very high and *
toing still higher. The wholo civil- j
.?Ml world is in a prosperous condition ,
md it ls unreasonable to say that the ,
armers should not tills season receive a
in average of ll cents per pound for a 8
;rop of cotton now estimated tobe un- *v
1er ten million bales. All you have .
,rot to do ls to stand pat for your
irico, refuse to sell under ll cents and |
?ho market will soon advance to that ;
iguro. if much cotton is offered un
1er li cents, as a matter of course,
?he market can be depressed and helo
OTU ICR ORGANIZATION WILL lllCI.r
Tno cotton a*ent of tho Farmers'
ISducatlonal and Cooperative Union
rf Texas was present wlfch us at Ash?
/ille and took part in the secret Bes
dons of tho executlte committee. Ile
jame as the representative of tho un
on and assisted In llxlng the pries at
11 onnts, stating that such a price
would bo acceptable to the 300,000
members of the union. We can now
lepend upon tho efTeotlvo co opera*
lion of all the members of tho union,
is tho now presldont of tho union,
Mr. Calvin, of Paris, Tex., has writ
ten mo encouraging co operation to
more completely win out In tho light
ihead, We alRO have pledged the ac
t.lvc co-operation of the membership
of the Amorioan Socloty of Equity
iud the Farmers' Alliance of North
Carolina in enforcing tim demand for
tile minimum price of ll couts. This
makes tito position of thc producers
stlniost impregnable, and with all of
these powerful farmers' or gani/at ions
working in harmony for mutual pro
bcotion, I feel safe in saying that thc
light can and will bo cattily whipped,
Thoro will bo no misunderstanding
&mong theso organizations this soa
jon on this matter. Wo will all work
In harmony together, and aknowlodgo
of that faot ought to bo most en
couraging. If tho Firmers' union
wanted one price and the S. C. A., an
other, there would bedltlloulty ahead,
but both organizations aro now to
gether and will work togothor to win
out on thc price agreed upon.
.Sell but little cotton In September
and October. Give tho mills a chance
to exhaust present supplies, which
can bo dono in six wcoks and thon we
can easily dlctato terms and win an
other big vlotory. Soil no middling
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IHJUOUU lui. ico.*? iiiin.ii i i ounuii
_Il A uv nc J ORD AN?
Can't lin Dono.
Tho legislature appointed tho court
of gonoral sessions for Cher ok eo and
Spartanburg counties on rho samo
day-tho last Monday in Octohor
apparently forgetting that Judge, so
licitor and stonographor oannot be in
two places at tho same time.
By au Fxplosion in? a .Fuse Faotor
at Avon, Conn.
Flro Follow :d tho,Implosion ?nd itv
Victims Woro Burned to AHIICB.
Cnuio of A c. ti Ll? m Unknown.
The explosion of a fuse, folio wei
by a lire lu a building of the Clima:
Fuse Oompany at Avon, Conn., ol
Friday afternoon, oauaed a pani
arnon? 20 employes in the buildlni
and resulted in tim death of seven am
injuries that doubtless will prove fat
al to several others. There was n
way of coping with the Haines whiol
soon spread rapidly and in less thai
an hi.ur after the explosion ocourre
those who were unable to escape wer
In thc clutches of a lire that event
milly burned tl elr bodies to ashes.
As the day v oro on tho great crowi
that collected in tho hamlet saw th
bod les of men and women roasting ii
bbc lire; powerless to even check th'
l.tmos. Tho exact cau30 of the accl
:ient may never bo known, but it 1;
the accepted theory hore tbafc in- rfi
illort to burn out a Btpppago in om
ii tho machines, a workman causoi
vn explosion of a fuse with tho hoi
iron he held in his hand.
Those who wore in tho room when
:hc explosion occurred say that tin
3Xposldn was not severe and ordin?r
ly would not have caused a panic
Inflammable material, however, wa!
tct on Ure and in a few mom mts th<
room waa a mass of ll*mes. In au in
nant there was a mad ru*h for tin
loora and windows and during tin
loramblo many were pushed back lntc
Lhe.building while others were severe
Soon after tho building in which
ibo lives were lost was consumed tin
ire sproad to the new structure whlcl
.va** Juit completed at a oo.it of $:i5,
)f>o, and in a fow hour? this building
.vc;d gutted, only tho four walls rc
Tiaiulng. Two smaller buildings wai
reduced to ashes, making a total o
'our burned, tba lots 0.1 which is os
dmatod to bc $100,000.
K .IL LUI) ?1IM3I5LF.
V Von nc Marlon Farm Cl Fount!
Dead In tho Itoad.
A dispatch from Marlon to thi
?tate says somewhat) of a sensation
vas caused in Maiiou Friday morn
ng by the report that Melvin Wig
dus, a respectable young farmer, liv
ng across Catfish oreck, live miles
vest of town, was found dead in thc
oad not far from his homo.
Ile bcd been to Marlon in the mora
ng and had purchased threo shelh
oadod with: buckshot, and fia ?some
vhat an iutcx'oatod condition, it is
umored readied home In tho after
Ho went to tho house of his uncle
,nd neighbor, Mr. J. W. Wiggins, to
torrow his shotgun. Mr. Wiggins
vas not at home, bub upon promising
0 return tho gun before bcd timo lt
vas loaned him by Mrs. Wiggins lie
tated that he wanted the gun for the
mrpose of shootiug squirrels. He
lid not return with the gun, but no
ineaslne.ss was felt. The next heard
f hi oi was when his body was found
his morning by Mr. J. W. Rogors,
vho in company with Mr. P. T. Bul
ar?, after a tasty examination, noti
icd bis relatives. Magistrate Oliver
vas summoned to hold an Inquest,
he Jury finding a verdict that the
ieceased oama to his death by his own
ian d j.
Toe unfortunate yourg mari was an
.rpban, the son of Mr. damos Wig
?Ins, who died sovc:al years ago, Ills
nether has also been dead for a mun
)erof ycais. Ho was a peaceable
ind quiet young man, well thought
if, never having had a dlllloulty witt
?ny one. Tue tragedy was a complete
turpriso to every one, for while there
vas rio reason and no evidence to sus*
icct foul play, still lt is inexplicable
vhy he Bhould have ended his owr
Ifo. That ho had been drinking ir
viarlou was only a rumor, and lt doc:
10t appear that he showed 'toy indica
dons of being in an Intoxicated con
llllon when he borrowed tbo gun.
Killed by Train.
W. M. Pacean, an aged white man
was struck by a throug.h freight trail
is bc s^t on the S. U. & U. track a
Inman Ki blay and was instantly kill
id. lt appears to have been a oas
>f pure negligence on his part. Il?
was scated on one .side of the track a
be end of a small trestle whon thi
'rolght came by. Ile made no at
em pt to move and was hit by thc
OComotlvo and hurled down an om
lankment. ills body was.somowba
Mangled up. Tiie verdict of the jur;
was that bc cam?, to his death by bo
og struck by the train and that 1
was due to his owu oarolessness am
'urthor that ibero was no nogllg&noi
)n tho part of the railroad company
)t its employes.
Vlotlm of Foul i*lay.
J. B, Ilfcwklus, who was found in <
rnanglodand unconslous erudition a
Dalhoun ton days ago and who wa
later indentllicd as a mill operator o
Greenville, S, O., lias surprised tli
pby.dcans by living and though hi
tongue cannot be controlled, ho wa
iblo to lob Sheri ir G Breath undorstam
tdiat his condition was due to fou
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I'likjr tUOWOaU t/> iv iiMiii.i) i.liuiMui...
A Deadly Stroke1
Four men rero killed, six wer
lorlously barned and a dc&dn mor
wire Stunned by lightning whlcl
wrecke.11 a oro ft (U? poultry oxhlhlti-.i
tent at tho county fair at Indiapolf
Iowa on Thuriday, Tho lightnlnj
itruok thG tent polo, splitting in tw
Mid tearing tho sides of tho tent int
3hred3. Hundreds of tho chickens oi
exhibition woro killed.
A Now Fad.
A dispatch from Pittsburg, Pa,
Siiyri isiit)utiii(< husbands for stay in
out late at night ls vory latest I
that city. Tim dispatch says Honr
Inoo Is dying In the homeopath!
Hospital whllo Peaunio, lils youn
wife, who did tho shooting, is in til
county Jail. Sho will bo chargid wltl
murder if he dies. At 6t Oifly hon
Wodncsday morning ijaoo roturne
hjmo and his wife shot) him fcwioa
A FATAL WRECK
Worst Accident of the Kind in
New York's History.
RAN IN OPEN SWITCH.
Twelve Persons Killed and Thirty In?
lured. Responsibility for the Trag
edy Not Yet Pixed. The Motor
man a Fugitive and Other
Tho death list of the accident on
tho Ninth aveuuo elevated railroad ia
New York M.nday, when a car crowd
d with early morning workers on
their way down town, pitched head
long into the street, atands at IS.
Three mon aro in hospitals with frac
tured skulls. Ono of these, who aa
yet remains unidentified at Roosevelt
hospital, is unconscious and not ex
pected to llvo. More than two seor?
persons were injured, many of them
Tho cause of tho aocldont end the
Immediate responsibility romain to be
settled. The mortorman of the wreok
ed train isa fugitive, while a switch
man, conductor and four guards are
under arrest. Tho Bwicohman ls
charged with manslaughter and the
trainmen aro held as witnesses. What
ever may havo caused the mistake,
the accident, the worst in the history
of tho overhead railroads in New
York, carno when a south bot nd tra n
on tho N inth avenue line was switched
ott to the Sixth avenue line at the
Fifty-third streot Junction.
The mob /iman, cxpcotlng a clear
track on the direct lino of Ninth
avenue, or disregarding the warning
signal that the switch was open,
rushed his train along at a high rate
of speed. The llrst oar swung around
the right anglo curve, holding to the
rails because of the weight of the
train behind. Then the strain bs?
came too great. The couples broke,
tho second car was whirled about al
most end for end and, to the horror of
those who looked on from below,
pttched Into the street.
The first indication people on the
sidewalk had of the acoldont was a
loud rumbling along the overhead
structure. Looking up they saw a
shower c f sparks, then followid splin
ters and the sound of splitting tim
bers. Suddenly the outer guard rall
of the railroad structure gave way, a
scoro of bodio* woro hurled through
spaoo, and with a deafening crash, tho
car fell to the street. For an Instant
it stood fairly on end, then the sides
gavo way as if thoy were made of
pasteboard, belching out a mass of
Those passengers who had not
jumped from platforms and windows
before thc plunge came were thrown
Into a mass at the forward end of the
oar. As tho injured reen and women
were struggling to free themselves,
the h.avy front trucks of the third oar
on the train fell almost in their -
midst, as the car Itself jumped partly
A? ti ie elevatod structure and was
wedged against a building at the
southeast corner of Ninth avenue and
Huge orowds were soon on the soeno
and the llrst work of the hastily sum
moned police reserves was directed to
clearing a way for the effeotlve res
e?o of the passengers pinned down by
tho wreckage. Almost every ambul
ance In Manhattan was summoned
and the injured and dead were hur
ried away with all speed. Three
".larras of tiro brought many engines
t o thc scene. A slight fire caused by
huming insulation was qulokly ex
tinguished and the firemen set to work
chopping out the dead and injured.
Tho task was not an easy one for
the heavy car In falling had almost
lorop'.efdy burled pedestrians in its
wreckage. At least one was killed
outright in this way, while Police
man II mry Aitkens, who was stand
ing directly under tim elovated struc
ture, is among those most seriously
injured, leight persons wero dead
whim taken out of the wreck and four
died later at hospitals. Tho offloers
uad not time to make arrests, con
?ntlng themselves with drubbing the
miscreants as heavily as they aould.
Coroner Seholer orderod the arrest
of all those Immediately concerned.
arch was at once mado for the mo
torman, l'aul Kelley, who secured a
position on tho elevated lines six
months ago. Ho carno there from
St. Louis. Killey could not bo found
and at a lato hour Monday night was
still misting, although lt was said he
had spout the afternoon at the hom?
of a friend.
Tito switchman in the tower at
Nineth avenue and Fifty-third street,
Cornelius A. Jaokson, was first arrest
ed. Ti iou Conductor J. W. Johnson
and Guards Timothy Higginson, J.
MoDavltt, W. L. Harry and li. Clark
were taken Into cousody. At a pre
f |llminary hoarlng Monday aftornooa
all the men waived examination.
Two versions of tho oauso of the
wreck were told to tho coroner. Ons
11 of theso was that the switchman bad
11 sot tho tracks for a Sixth avenue train
and when he saw his mistaken had
attempted to rectify lt while the train
was on tho curve, the chango throw
ing the second, third and fourth ears
off thc traok_
Hhot hy His Wife.
At Now York Goorgo Williamson, a
nmposltor 20 years old, whllo on bia
way to work Wednesday morning, was
mot hy his wlfo, with whom he ls not
living. An argument followed ovorthe
payment to her of money ordered by
the court. Ile was about to onter the
place of employment at 140 Center
street, when she pulled a revolver
from the folds of her dress and shot
him in the sido. Ho waB removod to
tho hospital and ls not expeoted fi
llvo. Tho woman was arrested. Jeal
ousy wai apparently tho oauso.
I m?u. nt Hon.
Two Gorman freight steamers
bound from Hamburg and Meditor
lanoa port), foundered In the North
sea trnd 38 men were drowned?