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___~~o V~ ' Ui~ , AUGUJST' '28.0 1908
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yWard Not Likely to Have
Next Year-Other Political
hn in News and Courier.
already a great deal of
rious States about iandi.
i'State offices, and for months
' residential possibilities have
"riously considered. In South
'Phl, under the primary system,
'Otion is virtually held in Aa
ery second year. The result
a W system is that there is an ever
campaign guing on. Since
rimary system has been in vogue
idates have been grooming as
1 as one campaign closes. The
contest in the State closed a full
ar ago, and the wonder has been
tpt candidates did not begin their
rk for the next contest a week
fter the second primary of 1902.
ortioscely, there has been no cam
ign this year, and politics have
n allowed to slumber for a while.
ounty newspapers have, however,
n writing about candidates and
ues, and people who are inter
tpd have been talking about the
Y, ture of certain men now more or
s in the public mind.
At the primary last year a practi
cally new set. of State oilicials was
elected. With the exception of
reasurer Jennings all the State
House olicials were selected for their
first term last summer, and there
seems to be ian unwritten law that
where Aflice holders attend to their
dotios Ihey be given a second term
without oppositin. This custon,
SON1.4 fo apply to, practically alt
elci e oilicrs, and, therefore, tl,3
chances aro fNvorablo 4 tit least al .
other year of polit ioal- et Last yen
Governor iey%vird hld strol
string of op1)ponlen(ts. I.I .,ill bo a1
cantidate for rominata, and just
now the out-look is that he w!l have
no opposition. There wtts s.own taIL
immediately after the first primairy
of last year that Mr. Martin F.
Ansel would be,pressed for Governor
at the next. primary, in view of the
surprising and extraordinary race
that he made with the strong field in
the race. He has stated that. he will
not oppose Governor Heyward for re
election, but he has his eye on the
Governor's chair after that.
Nothing has been heard politically
from former Congressman Talbert
since the last primary. The impres
sion now is that if Governor Hey.
ward's administration continues to
ran as smoothly and satisfactorily as
at present, he will have no opposition
in 1904. Then the doors will open.
Mr. Ansel is already in the field
Mr. Talbert is almost certain to be,
bnt tihe older men wvill have to look
to their laurels, as it is rumored that
Speaker Mendel L. Smithb, of Oam
den, and Rtepresenatative T. Yancy
W illiamus, of Lancaster, would make
excellent Gubernatorial timber, and
the frienads of Lieutenant. Governor
John TI. Sloan natutrally expe~ct. him
to bie promnoted.
(JAN A (1o0D MAN (1lT A TiinD TEItUM.
Withi ti s prospect thle h kolihooed
is there wvill not he nmuch of ai caml
paign next year, unilesis something
happens andl that is al wa) s possible.
Capt. Jennings ruay 1.11and( for re
election for State Treasuror, but he
has before himi the, defeat of D)r.
Tiimmerman, who stood for ai Lhirdl
termi, anid the custom of iindinag nae
me.n. Tf there were any ot her otlice
for which Treasure.r .JennImigs might
shift he would standl a better chance
thamn for a third term. If he runn
there will be opposition. There is
s>mne talk that Col Boyd will run
against Adjutant anid Inspector Gen -
oral Fraost. Cr,. B.oyd oIposed Gen.
Frot ~ haat. year tan d l st , and the
milit in sa em erminegntlyv sat istied wit,h
the presenat 51 a,buinistrton0
One of t tig 11igh'n that will
comUet lnp. before t he G enral Assm-aa a
' ly this wintor wvil bIe for di Opjensamry
comamissioner. It is ui~m, .-rod bu
CJommei'suior ii.LI 11 umu will not
stmtad for :e-le'ctionl. Mr. W. 0.
Tatumn, of Oranigeburg, is an active
and avowed canditftt for the place.
He is now a member of the lionse'
of Representatives. Mr. D. Franke
1tird, of Lexington, is spoket of a
a caididato for the positlion
The position of 1tato IUlrim-in
will also be filled at the approaohiuc
session of the Assumbly. There will
hardly be any serious opposition t<
the re election of Miss LaBorde, wh<
now holds the position.
STATE OFFIOERs POORLY PAID,
State House officials, most of
whom are newcomers here, find that
Columbia is a very expensive place
in which to live. Rents are high, as
compared with most other places in
the State; provisions are as high as
elsewhere and servants command
good wages. The experience of most
of the State oflicials has been that,
unless they have other sources of in
come, from their homes or profes
sions, they run behind.
State officials who are expected to
do any amount of entertaining can
not possibly live upon their incomes.
This may seem strange, but the faot
is that no Governor in recent years
has been able to come out even on
his salary, and the salary of Gover
nor is the beat that is paid by the
State-$3,500. Of course there will
be plenty of men who want the glory
of being elected Governor of this
glorious State and there are many
men who would accept the oflice
without any pay, but it is well to
know bo1w things etand.
COST OV BEINO A CANIDATE'.
Aside froin the eX0Ienose of living
i Columbia there is the m penso of
the primary systim. In some 3t.ates
the legitimate expenses of a cam
pign are pait, by the Slate. In this
State eve-y candidate has to pay his
->wn transportation--unless he has
passes--has to settlo wit.h th hotels,
'Aly for advertising, gt. up his plate
matter for the linpars, hb. -.
Weutary tickets printd, :n-1:
the comlilittov v. it it te a :N
building of a noV eim:.' i iige
attend the fairs awl ierh *: r. Ig..
to have someIj Mm ,i.5
boxes, and the "friejd" us ' ace
cepts pay for "his ti i." 14 1 iur
prisinig how those lit.to tiiigr voirt
Ote of the candidatos ir. the recent
Statri campnign laptd a vlotl(- fa en
what. monoey he spent. lHe issatislied
that every cent he exponded was for
legitimate and necessary expenses,
and that he did not use any money
in tin improper way or to influence a
single vote. His books show that he
actually expended $528 for expenses
during the campaign and that l,
"chipped away" $200 for incidentals,
subscriptions, tips and the like. In
other wordsi, the expenses of the pri
mary were $723. This applies to
defeated as well as to successful can
didates, and this is a low average, as
some defeated candidates spent twice
that much to be defeated, and it all
went to meet legitimate expenlses and
keep pace with othier candilates.
WARRANTS FOR TIHE CONSTABLES
The Charleston Merchant Charg'es Them
With Assault and Battery With
Intent to Kill.
(Charl,ston, Aug '26 --Wm'arant.s
were sworn out today by A. W.
Winters agai nst State C~onstab les ,1.
LF. Batemana arnd J. A May,. charrg..
inig themt with assault and hatte'ry
withI initent toi kill. A hearinag has
been set for tomiiorrow morning.
TheIi casie' againist i3tatemian and1(
M~lay g?rew onit of at raid thbat wats
nad npuonij) the sto: r of H . Wi e
ters last. Satuirdlay niighat. The con.k
s tbl,*s ratidedl ihn est abl ish menit
aenarchirng for co ntbnd( lit1inor arnd
duiring thbe raid a nafhetl took puiam
bei-t.ween the constables)0 and , . J .
Wiejt~ firs. t he (e 'nist abi leis knoting ~ himi
in~ the hed with i ilies andu t heir pos
toils Wieto'rs wats I.h. ,wr.
fully. \\'he:n A \\'. \\ ist H ,wI((
huirriedl toi thle store to tlmi i... thi
(es.nso of th lii ttaIcl. )I wI e W ti -
krockedlX Winters iin Ihu headi:t.
I'wat himii ablout thle body.
Manicy casesH of y ellow'A fever,i hm.ev
beeni rei'orteal fronm Mmeia
5 NEGRO LYNCHING CONVUNION.
LAn Address Issued to the People (
the State by Negroes Assembled In
There met in Columbia Tuesda
nearly a hundred negro men whos
purpose is to put themselves on rec
ord as denounc7ng the crime whic
provokes lynohings and to formulat
an appeal to the white people to pt
down mob law. These men ca
hardly be called representatives c
their race, for they are of an orde
of intelligence which is above th
average of the colored people. Bn
they ard the exponents of that rac
and the advocates for their peoph
The convention met at noon in th
Bethel A. M. E. Zion church, th
pastor, Rev. B. J. Ramsey, presiding
Rev. M. G. Johnson, a Presbyteriai
preacher of Columbia and the prin.4
mover in this matter, was electe<
chairman, Rev. G. T. Dillard, vice
chairman and Rev. J. A. Brown, sec
ISHOULD BE NO RACE HATRED.
In opening the convention's pro
coedings, Lev. M. G. Johnson sai<
that these foul crimes of whici
negroes have been accused are pain
ful to the hearts of all true colored
citizens who want it understood tha
they empbatically denounce t ha: par
partienlar class of crime and mos
bitterly condemin the perpetrator
the object of thiH meeting is to tak
steps for the higher moral elevatior
of that class which would commi
sneb crimes and to appeal for th.
suppression of mob violence, no
ony bocause the inilioe. 'LotimeE
41 f*r its pu1ish[ment, !)Ql boausi
the habt of lynch law wi et ofind
ftor it victims perso n IIlty o
"tin ' !e=: revolt ing.
I" %niynhing ever justifiablo, O
!,-'es it l'osavin the crime for which i
.'1)1)3.' Tiaft WaS the Subject (
.iddruss by Rev. M. W. Ii!brt, a
.:it"Lor in Bendict colleir. H1e
made the broad statement that law
lossness is not a cure for lawlossness
It is the execution of vengeance and
is not justice. It is the expressioi
of race prejudice. and race prejudice
is the mother of injustice. It is a
remedy to cure negroes of crime
while white people go free.
lie declared lynching to be the
outcome of race prejudice, but his
remarks at this point were not cal.
culated to make the convention think
any the more kindly of the white
At the night 'session the first
speaker was a negro lawyer of
Bennettsville, E. J. Sawyer. His
theme was an appeal to the intelli.
gent and humane white citizens of
this country for a more faithful en
forcement of the law against mob~
Trhere were 87 lynchings in the
south alone last year, and it is
estima nted many thousands partici
pated in those crimes. They
are guilty, murderous, riotous, and
yet allowed to go free. What will
the harvest be? There is a remedy
and it (can ho found by the cooper.
aitioni of the law feairinig negroes and
the crime dletesitinig white peop)le.
(oMMON sE~NsE! 5PEEUI.
Tlhie speech which had more comn
mon.41 14ense in it, and& yet was delivered
in aI scholarly style, was fronr
the liev. G. T. Dillard, a Presbyter
ian missionary. WVhile he spok(
loyally antd prondly of his own race
thero waszi not hi ng o4f uinkindniess fot
the . other race ini a word that he
said. H1 e first told of thle necessit3
of miak ing the home at.iractive and
of uinpressinog upon this minds of th
children les'sons of trn'4h and1( honor.
TIff- NImou J'EAga.9,
Ito I hen touched in>n ab phase of
the. ( IIst Iii n ) wha requ liredi soe
h? l*'or 4) y ears lie saidi, the
wa aI b'ladly by thle ''arpet
er and4 alolawagsiu lite C o
ep4'4t5t Iheonop)oly in S (ie . ,' I,
lint of thle niegro p'roehere. J'The
cuntrol the negroes ahnoitst absolutely
anid yet it is said t hat of the 2(0,000(
negro pirenihiers half (1nn1 read onh~
with tho greatest dilicidty. lie paid
a splendid tribute to the honest edu
cated preacher who has dug out the
beauties of the Bible in many lan
guages. But there are hundreds of
the negro preachers who are abso
y lutely corrupt "and we preachers
e must get together, get down to busi
i. ness and put the rascals out," he
h said. Better homes, better schools
e and fumigate the ministry was his
t remedy for the criminal assaults of
a which the race is accused.
f He was followed by Rev. R. E.
r Wall of Columbia who was assigned
9 to speak upon the question, "How
t can more kindly relations be estab.
D lished between the races." He ad
vised the negroes to assure the white
D people that they are satisfied with
their color and to show them that no
work is menial. Ask the white poo
i ple merely to treat them as men, pay
3 them their just due and get out of
- the negro's sunlight and "our hearts
best blood shall be theirs."
The last speaker was 0. W. Mur
ray of Sumter, who once represented
the negroes in congress. He denied
the fact that negroes seek social
At the session Wednesday a per
manent organization was formed.
Rev. W. G. Johnson was elected
president, Rev. Q. T. k)illard vice
president, and Rev. J. A. Brown
The following address was issued
to the people of South Carolina:
We, the colored citizens of South
Carolina in convention assemblel,
desire to direct the attontion of %Io
law abiding white citizensof thooz,xe
to the alarming amount. of !avess
ness that is being practiced in tho
State which is disturbing the peaco
and good order of society, generally,
creating much bad feeling and an.
tagonism between the races and en.
dangering the lives of many citizens
by mob violence. It is well known
that in the majority of instances
where for any cauve a difliculty
occurs between a white and colored
man, the lattor has nothing like an
equal showing before the courts if at
all permitted to come to trial. It
cannot be denied that if a colored
man is accused of any serious crime
in which the interests of a white
man is involved, especially if the
crime results in personal injury to
the latter, a lynching is likely to
Whenever there has been a semi
blance of a race riot in South Caro
lina the principal cause was the
attempt of white men to punish
crimes charged against negroes, in
stead of invoking the law. Nuimer
ous instances could be cited in proof
of this fact and we venture to chal
lenge the impartial public to cite a
single instance to disprove this.
The negro in South Carolina has
no voice or participation in the en
actment or th enforcement of the
law. We, therei.,-, appeal to the
white peop)le for the proper enforce.
ment of the law which they them
selves have made, for we have relied
upon the promises of protection and
equality before the law made by the
late G3ov. Wade Hampton and sulo
cessors and endIorsedl by the lawv
abiding citizens. WVe wish to record
our unqualitiod condemnation of all
criminal acts by negroes. We dJo
not deiny that the negro race fur
nishes an alarmingly large per~ cent.
of the criminal class of South Caro
lina, and we (do not cond(onie thiei r
crimes. We denounce the crime of
rape as inhuman amnd brutal and
those who commit it should be in
flicted with the severest punishmor t
provided b)y law, but hold t.hat I o
heinoumsness of the cien noh ol3
strengtheni the demand (of e jory
trial. We feel assured t.hat the bet
ter clhss of white citizona do niot be
Ilievo I hat (lhe better claiss of coloredl
cit izensi would harbor or conceal any
umiiuber- of t he rae who is accnsed
fcrima from t hm: Umpe s'rly consti
unjust di~lb l un'Im om t-ircefum
stamnces and we regret that riot eIven
au liberal reward by the. governor will
secure the identificat ion andarr.....
of white lynehors in South Carolina.
VO do tot recall nt minglo ifitaice
where white lynchors have been cOun
victed in this State, but it is on re
cord that. for the one and only in
stance whore (in the county of Pick
ens) negroes lynched a white ra.
pist the lynchers were tried and
convicted. We deplore the un
reliable methods used by the State
press and by the manasement of the
Associated Press disp offices in
the State to secure correct reports of
crimes alleged to have been commit
ted by negroes. Too often sensa
tional reports that excited little or
110 interest in the localities where
the alleged offenses occurred are
sent out. by the press. And lynch
ing parties have probably beon or
ganized under exciteraeint resulting
from such reports.
We deplore the cruel and inhu
mausattacks upon the negro race that
are being made by the senior United
States senator from South Carolina
and prayerfully hope that the good
white people of the State do not en
dorse his views. We are surprised
that those high in authority, State
or Fedoral, would make utterances
capable of the inference that the bet
ter class of negroes should )e held
any more responsible for the morals,
poverty or crimes of their race than
the better class of other races coni
posing the republio should be for
theirs. The negro proves no less re.
sponsive to the civilizing influence in
Ainricain life than any other race.
'irtoher wo declars that, the gross
crimes charged against, the race are
not'committed by the educated and
self respecting claiss. To our mind
this is a forciho argument favorable
w ith, extension of the school ternIs
and1 the improvement of our educa
Wo entertain the hope that the
senitminoit expressed by the ex-gov
ortior in the following, "It is not ne
cemary to worry about the nogro, Ie
is getting all the education which is
provided now and could get no more
under compulsory attendance," (100
not prevail. Why is not compulsory
education as necessary for the col
or,d children as for any other class
of children ? Why should we expect
an illiterate negro to be a more law
abiding citizen than an indolent
white man Y We most earnestly ap
peal to thos) in authorit.) for a con
tinuance of their efforts on behalf of
the colored schools, which they de
clare to be one of the most indispen
sable helps in the improvement of
We p)ledge ourselves to earnestly
and faithfully advise our people to
abstain from all lawlessness and the
habits of shiftlessness arnd vagrancy.
We further pledge ourselves to sup.
port the niegro) pulpit andI press in
denouncing all criminal acts on the
part of our race.
We further pledge ourselves to
unite with our whlite fellow citizens
in all lawful methods for the appre.
hensioni and arrest of all personis who
may 1)e charged with crime, and
pledge our co-operation with the
white miniiistry, press and law. abidmng
citizens ini the creationi of a heal thy
sent imenit in the interest of law arid
Signed by (G. I). Itohinson, chair.
mnani; W. P. Carol ina, Ja tcob Moorer,
'C J1. Sawyer, K. IC. Wall, .J. B.
Mnctiebio, It. 11. ltichiardson, 10. 11.
and( J . A.. lireow, secretaury.
T1hne strike of the Utichmiond, Va.-,
street railway empijloyes has been
oflicially declared off, It lasted
sixty nine days and cost the street
oar- compi~any $125,000; the strikers,
irn loss of wages, $St),000;teSa,
for troiops, etc., $75,0)00; and the
city, for ext ra police, $5,00(); one
mrn'u wa, 'diot and( killed andi~ scores
of ot hers wvor- nore or less seriously
T'he Sioniter- (uards oif Chiarlestoni
wont first place in the Inmter State
h ih Shioot at Savaninah on Tuesday,
demonuustratinig their title to the dis
tinctioni of being the best uimiali
fled shots in the South att the 200, 300
andl 50 0-vard ranges.
ANARCHY IN MACDONIA.
Shocking Outrages by Turk and Bulgarlai
Alike.-Horrifylng I)etoils of Mas
sacres and Atrocities.
A report fr>)m Sofia under reconi
date MSYS that. reports from Monas
tir, authenticated by the Russian au<
Austrian consuls, give horrifying
details of the massacros and atroci
ties. At the village of Armoumkt
the Turks destroyed 1) houses out
of a total of 157, ald imssacred overy
man, woman and child. The wolun
were subjected to the most torriblo
atrocities by the soldiorti. Eighty
rovolutionaries,cap)t tired at Krnshovo,
who were skt inl the direction of
Monastir in chains, woro siallghtered
by their guards.
The sanitary cemioitiojs of Kru.s
hevo are doscribod as revolting The
dead are lying in the streets, stripped
of every garment, tiho Turks even
taking the vestments off the body of
nUJIMARIAN4 VERtSUS TURtK4
Salonica, Angud 23. ---An insurg
ent movement is afoot. in the vilayet
of Salonica. It is feared that it,
threatens Vodna, (forty Nix illilos
from hero,) Salonica and other towis.
Well informed porsorns Imre share inl
the general dist(ietudo. Lui gf'
band ire reportod to have been or
ganized by Bulgarians, who, it is vx
pected, at a given Hignual, mIlay resort
to generl inmendiarimn. ''lhe Turk
iNiii populationi i resolve< sliiull
great distirba-eft (wccur to ( extermi
nate all the Bl11gariais inl tiiH city.
0onmequentl,y a mnbmr of linigarian
residents are leaving Salonica.
The iutilated corpses of ninoty
women ain( children wovro found in
one building; pieces of the bo(io
had been thrown into the street.
Fifteen. of the princill m(erchantm of
the town were killed and their heads
exhibited on poles it, Nionistir.
MAKHACIIE8 IN 22 vi.Lans,
Sofia, ltigaria, Angust, 2-1.--Th
Turks are reportd to Iiave iniissicred
all the women and childInl inl twenty.
two villages of tho (iNt rietN of Florina
and MonaNtifr, anid to kivo afterwards
burned the villagvs. Th y are AlIo
allegod to have killed a 11unonber of
MACK 0l' 01alisi?i .V
Mornstir, Eurt)pean Turkey, Au
gust 2.1. Tho ow heanut ifful city of
Kruschevo, is a heap of ruini.
The women aind children aire hom11-.
less, exposed1 to thel w~eaither and
fr.mine. The1l town iN ronde(lred un-l
inhabitable by3 the odlor of corpses
which are b)eing gnawi~ed by dlogs anid
pigs, the Tuiirkish auIt,horitieN relfusiing
to aillow thlemu to be resetledl unnor
the p)rotoxt that an iminoutst will b)e
On August I 8 thle TulrkN coricon..
trat. Nosveon bat tal ions and 0110 bat.
ter; on KriuNsevo. TJhey niaide an
offer to the Komiitajis to allow the
Women and11 chiild ren to leave the
towun. This p)rop)oNal was dleclinled
and1( the b)omblardmieunt b)egan. TIhie
K(omitajiN ( tiiick ly abaliinde thle
town and1( liscapjed to thle nieiglhboriing
forest whiern pursuiit wais ipossible.
The TIurkN ontorod the townt, and1(,
gulidled by Tluirk ish viillayers from t he
neighborhood1, ut tacked the houises of
lie Groek rnotabi lest and1 ordered thIe
il inmat( to b)e Nsourchied and striped
They seize.d the money and jIwItl
an :1 ravished11 thle womonj , ths lItw hic
resisted b eIing imme11(1i diatly killed.
A Greek p)riest , who sought to pro
toot his datighter, wasN k illed.''h
girl's eairrings were torin out amid he
hanifd was5 chopped oif to secure
Winfiold .Baker wvas conivmcted1 ir
Donville, Ill., of assault to m11urdei
the. sherniff, and was seni tncedl to I14
yoars. Banker wa'sl a 'moer of the
mob that ait.taiecd thle I)anvi lle jail
ill Jully after having lynchied a niegrc
and burned his body. Inunmediately
aifter the verdict ini Baker's caise I
painter was arrestedl for (rit icizing
the court officials.
A bale of the new cotton crop wmi
so(lIt St. George's oni Tuesday foi
11I cents aI pound1, thle ble bringing
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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
A schooner was capsized off South
Norwalk, Conn., Tuesday night and
her crew of seven were drowned.
A rain of toad frogs practically
blouked traflic at Salt Lake City for
an hour just before noon on Monday.
A negro who murdered a magis.
trate near Rocky Mount., Va., two
yours ago, was captured this wook in
In a po.wder mill explosion at
Carthage, Mo., Wednesday three miien
were killed and throo injured, oneo
A cloud-burst struck the vicinity
of Maarysville, Kan., oni Tuesday,
flooding the surrounding country to
a depth of from five to fifteen feet.
The people of Naples witnessed a
remarkable spbctacle on Wodnesday
when Vessuvius Huddenly throw up a
coluiml of lava and stoiNes movoln hun.
dred feet high.
A now line of steamiships will be
established by the LIouisvillo &
Nashvillo road between Pensacoln,
Flia., anld the most importat. ports of
Sprouting peas in the stomach iof
the 7-year old daughtor of ,John
Ponte, a railroad coiiductor of Cres.
toi, lown, amsed her deat.h this
wook. Ani autopsy revealed that the
child hadl swallowed whole peas.
At a political cainpaig iumot.ing in
Arkansas Judge Carroll L. Wood of
the Supreme Court, who is oppos.
mng (iovertor )avis for a third terru
for governor, knocked the governor
off the stand four feet to the
A huge derrick on a bridge in
New York on the Central railroad on
Tuesday fell in(o the water sixty
fet below, carrying with it sixty
workmen, four of whom wore drown
(d Tho only mam uninjuiiired wis
the ono on topl the derrick.
The body of (A. Wallace tiddieck,
who left his homo at. Hotford, N. C.,
a few days ago to join a house party,
was found in lte water near Eliza
beth City, N. C., with $6 in the pock
ots, though tiddick left home withi
$12 . Poil play is suspicionod.
The Now York Sun reports tfhat a
little girl in New York, who was
totally blind for several years, has
had her sight slhghtly restored by
(lie use of radium. T1he Atory states,
howvever, that the recovery is yet too
slight to give ground for any 1hop).
Between forty andi fifty people
weore burnied to (leath i[n a fire in a
resitdental flat ini Budapest, iilungary,
onl Sunlday night. More thtan twvo
hundred peopl)1 wyore ini the upp)er
stories of the buil ling, anud only tihe
work pe~ople near tihe doors wvere
able to effoeot their escape.
Th e farmers oif Nort h (Carol ina have
sholwn themselves in dead earniest
in their war against the I obaWco trust
and the agitation is making rapid
progress mI favor of a comnbinat.ion of
tihe manufneifatirpzrs andl merchantts to
create a miarket for bright leaf
tobacon, indeltptndlent of thle t rust.
TPhe American schooner 0. I't
lI"ntley, bounid from (ionfingosa to
Mobile, is repJorted lost ini a stormil
wit.h a crew numbering eight. l'iyo
other schioonera are report 0(d wrtcke,i
wvith crews numbering from six to
ten. TIhie vessels Were in the track
of the great West Indian hurricane.
Tlhe newspaper train carrying thle
Sunday edlitionl of thme New York
newsp)apers over the New York Coni.
tral road was wvrecked on Sunmday by
the rtecklessne(ss of thme enlginior,
who at rnck a most (danigerotns culrvo at
7() mimles an ho(ur. Thie eliginoer and
fireman were 'killed anid thie news
paper messengers injuredl.
Beofore a large crowd of spectators
at Roeadville, Mass., oin Mondy 1(
with weoather and track conditions8
perfect, Lou Dillon trotted a mile in
two minutes, breaking the world's
trotting record. The half waUs mamde
inl I.00L, the third gnairter in 304
seconds, anti the fourth quarters in
the wonderful time of 29 secn,s.