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Tmt SUMTES. WATCHMAN, lUtmbl?aued April, 1850?
fesolMated Aug. 2,1881.
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Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's and .Truth's."
THB TB CB SOUTHRON, Established June l*&
SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 2.1901.
New Series-Toi. XXI. So, 9
Wa^n^:? Sept. 2?-^Tbe Scnley
'V court of inquiry was brought to a snd
^^^e^^ta^?^on^ for the day< 18-min-_
|??:t "uies after convening this morning:- by
|?^?the^anr^^ of the death of
??|?Judge Jeremiah Wilson, senior counsel
o??r^o^raiv SeHej.- .l^e^announce-.
me?t%as made tb th? court -by Hon.
^^Esidor Bayhor, associate^'counsel, in
. the foHowing> language :
. "I have a very sad announcement to
I>make to the coxirt Vi have jn^ : heard
- ci t?ie death bf Judge Wilson. I left
|||?ly indisposed. I was with him until
?te last night. I saw hwn this morn"
^y - ixtg at 8 o'clock and left him at 10.
Wo-itave^^^
?&e ?elepr?e "tnaf no* died*'afc" the
Shoreham hotel, and I would [ respect^!
iufiyj*sk-the "court, if it meets -wit??
th?mj?royvi?Mjf the court, to adjourn
?-for today.''v
Admiral Dewey said : ~: c
IlV?.r^^J?a^tc^a?r/c?race that ??j?ei?g ^
v the deathVof Judge Wilson of 'counsel,
the. court will adjourn'for today ' until
% ^ tomorrow morning. "
Mr.- BaynpT?ssa?^ that so;:?ar2as he
cx)r?d:now;see'the ?com?selio^^fj^TTal
morro w^but^addec?t?iat't?&re^would
be a desirejo.?ttend the funeral when
i%pccjojTe^
Ijemlyagreed "1?na^^ikhisa detail'' could
be arranged later. " g ;
Admiral Cotton and. Captain Wise
Washington, Sept. . 25.-Two. new
witnesses were ; introduced in the
ScHeyiinojdry.^c^ay; They were^Ad^
mirai Cotton, "who as captain' com?
manded the auxiliary cruiser Harvard,
and Captain Wise, who commanded^.
the? auxiliary ?miser Yale during the^J
: Spanish war. Both these vessels were
used as scouts and both came ur>.v>with
"the ?ly?ng Squadron off Santiago on
the 27th of May^^foreth^relTOgrade
movement to Key West was'' begun.
J Admiral Cotton testified that he had
gone aboard AdmrralScMey's flagship,
' the Brooklyn, on that d?tei? take das
pat(&estohim and h?:.said at firstr
^- that lie gave him four or five dispatch?
es addressed-to t?he commander of the
squadron. He afterwards " modified
this statement, saying that probably
all. but two of - these dispatches were
addressed to himself (Admiral Cotton)
but that they-contained information
-which should be lit Admiral Schley's
possession. One of these was a copy
' of a dispatch from Admiral Sampson,
which had not been printed . in the
- official records, stating that, the Span?
ish fleet was at Santiago. He also said
that "coal could have been taken from
the Merrimac-on the 27th of May, the
day on which the retrograde movement
to Key West was begun 3or the pur?
pose of coaling.
Captain Wise testified that '. on the
27th of May he had signalled Captain
Phillips of the Texas hisopinion that
Cervera was inside the harbor at San?
tiago^ but the testimony was ruled
.out.
The first witness called today was
A. B. Claxton, the machinist on
board the Teaxs whomhad begun his
testimony when the sittings of the
court were so abruptly terminated yes?
terday morning bv the death of Judge
Wilson. -
Mr. Claxton said on July 3, 1898,
he had been, on duty in the engine
room of the Texas. The engine incli
cator had called for full speed ahead
early in the morning, which had.
within an hour after the beginning of
the action been changed to "full speed
astern. " To his knowledge there had
been no signal for the reversal- of the
engines. He said that he had been ex?
cused from service in the engine room,
but still he knew that the engines
were reversed for about two minutes.
Was in Session Only a Half Day.
Washington, Sept. 26.-The Sehley
court of inquiry was in session for
only an hour and three-quarters today,
adjourning at 12:45 in order to permit
. its members and others engaged there
to attend the funeral of Judge Wilson,
late chief counsel for Admiral Schley.
Capt. Wise concluded his testimony,
Admiral Cotton made a. brief state?
ment on recall and Lieut. Spencer S.
Wood, who commanded the dispatch
boat Dupont during the Spanish war,
began, his testimony. Machinist Gray
who was in charge of the starboard
engines of the Texas on the day of
the battle off Santiago testified that
on the day of the battle the starboard
engines were stopped and the ma?
chinery reversed. - .
Capt Wise was questioned at con?
siderable * length as to what he had
done before the arrival pf the flying
scjuadronoff Santiago towards locating
Cervera's fleet in the harbor. He said
that while he had satisfied himself - of
. thepresence bf'tho'Spaiii?r^?V?ift?
- been conten&i fo - eommu^caf?" his
S .Lieut. Wood,gaye the particulars of
his delivery of:mspat?h?fefrom \ Admi
ral Sampson to Admiral Schley .on the
22d of May while the Admiral lay off
' Oenfu?gbs. \ELe ; -;jsaid ; ; tthat : Schley
seemed very nervous and 5 especially j
'anxious to know what -Sampson7s in?
tentions w.ere. He had^ not. concluded
'his testimony when the'courfr adjourn?
ed. .. ? -.
Capt. Wise who commanded the
: scout :ship Tale during the Spanish
war continued his narrative of
the retrograde movement of the flying
squadron, toward Key West, on May 27.
f .*OnV^l?|nex$ day ne was-disp?tehed
?to Newport News;., reporting to A?mi
I ral Sampson on the way. He had told
Admiral Sampson, he said, that the
flying squadron was about 30 miles
west of Santiago. In response to a
question from the admiral he had said:
he did-not know what it was doing
there.
.-: Gov. Bob Taylor Hl?rried.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., September. 24.-:
Former Governor Robert L. Taylor, of:
Tennessee, and Mrs.; Alice Fitts Hill,
of? Montgomery, were married in
Christ church, this place, at 4 o'clock
this afternoon, in- the presence of/a
few ^"friends and relatives. Governor
andlirs. Taylor left at once for Louis?
ville and other places, after which they
will be at home. in. Knoxville, Tenn.,
until October 5 when Governor Taylor
begins his lecture tour.
?The marriage was set for January
I next,> but -Governor Taylor came down'
Saturday i? visit MrW HiH Trefore she
left for a. six weeks' trip to Califor?
nia. Last night.the tongue on rwhose
eloquences so many have Hung per-;
sueded Mrs. Hill to forego the trip
to San Francisco and become Mrs.
Taylor this -afternoon.;
? faithless .Soldier Lover.
^Washinj^
sationai romance has just come to the
light at Jhe war'(department brough.
the'e^drW of . av nimiber f of f prominent
citizens of Chester, South! Carolina,':
to prevent; President Roosevelt, .from
issuing ajeommissioh to Wm P. $?aw-;
ford, who?^was??^nt?y^>appoinjrei$ a
first Heutenant^in th? ':reguiar ?jany.;
.l^i?m: .th^ocow'on-?l^ii . \ the ; office
of the Adjutant General it ^appears
that young Crawford belongs tov a well
known- fomily in - the 1 Palmetto State.
At .the^outbreak of the Spanish-Amer-::
iean^-^war "he enlisted in one of the
South Carolina regiments and render-;
,ed;ga]jant, serviceJn^^^
was"appbinted a second lieutenant of
.volunteers and went to. the .Philip?
pines^; where he again distinguished;
himself and won an appointment in
-$he regular army : as first lieutenant.
;^His relatives and iriends at his home
in ^hester united in a general testi?
monial as to his military, moral and
social standing, and were only too ;
glad to approve the action of the .war
department in recognition of . his mili?
tary, qualifications. His advantages of
_education and opportunities in addi
Bobn . to ^attractive personality, made
Kim'especially popular with the citi- ;
zens'of ^Chester, and especially the
young ladies" of the society at his
home. . ?. short time ago the an- ;
nounoment of his engagement to
marry one of the most beautiful and ;
accomplished young ladies was formal?
ly authorized and the preparations for
the wedding were made to take place
one day "last week
; The brides', tronsseau was complet?
ed, the bridesmaids were selected, the
best man and groomsmen chosen and
every, detail for the wedding tastefully
arranged. The night before the wed?
ding was . to have been solemnized
Lieut Crawford called at the residence
pfihis intended; bride. He remained
there until about ll o'clock. Next
morning he addressed a brief note to
the mother of his fiance, informing her
that the marriage would not take place
as he had ceased to love her daughter;
The startling and unexpected break?
ing off of the engagement continu?s
to be a mystery to the relatives and :
friends of the bride and the greatest
indignation prevails*in social circles
at Chester as -to the actual cause of
Lieut. Crawford's ungallant action.
In the absenc? of a full explanation
of his peculiar conduct many of the
prominent people of Chester, who had
previously urged his appointment to ;
the regular army, joined in a petition
to the President to withhold the issu?
ance of a commission to Lieut. Craw?
ford until a thorough investigation of
the cireumstances can be made. Lieut
Crawford was designated for appoint?
ment by President "McKinley, passed a
creditable examination before a mili?
tary board and the signing of his com?
mission was delayed by the death of
President McKinley. In accordance
with the indignant protest from Ches?
ter, which reached the war department
yesterday, the Adjutant General of
the army has advised that the commis?
sion of Lieut. Crawford be withheld
pending a full investiagtion of the
subject.
The first race between the Columbia
and Shamrock H for the America's
cup will be sailed off Sandy Hook this
afternoon. The betting in New York
and London is in favor of Columbia.
In the atheltic contest between Har?
vard and Yale and Oxford and Cam?
bridge at New York yesterday the
American college atheletes won six of
the nine events.
STATE FAIR NOTES.
The number and value of the pre?
miums offered by the State Fair sur?
pass those of previous years, as the
success of the Fair of 1901 promises to
surpass all previous records.
The extensive sale of fine live stock
at auction during Fair Week will give
all an opportunity to improve their
stock Sales are positive.
Through the medium of the State
Fair aft branches of industry, includ
i^-live stocky have been greatly im
rovexL -^^MHHH^
Facts About German Shipping
Subsidies.
.The foliowing better ' appeared in the
.London Times a few days ago:, ?
To the Editor-^Sir :- For a long .time
past the assertion; has repeatedly been
in the English press that the success
of the German merchant marine is to
be attributed * to -large subsidies ' paid
by^the German government.
This ^statemen t does not only appear
in the daily papers, but frequently
even in periodicals especially devoted
to ;the interests of shipping. The
Hamburg-American line has thus been
-particularly pointed out as owing to
the material assistance received from
the- government its ability to run
steamers like the Deutschland and its
development into the largest shipping
company in tHe,woTld. -
I have, so far, never looked upon
ithes? statements as sufficiently impor?
tant to demand public rectification.
Observing, however, that - of late in
your country intense interest seems to
be taken in this qeustion, so that
hardly a day pass?s without prominent
E?gilshpapers dealing with this sub?
ject/I now think I ought to correct
this erroneous idea about German ship?
ping subsidies, and I, therefore, beg to
state . that, up to the year 1900, the
Hamburg-American line never received
any) government subsidy. '. Since last
year we are staring in a subvention
granteH for the
lar fpEOnightly mail service ^between
G?rh?y^and the far east,' and /irpv to
the pre?&nt two^of our steamers tare;
running'^hnder Cthis
year the-share which we received bf
this-subsidy amounted to^ ^bout r^3y
000/ *Eo? this 'the marls ? have|pombel
forwarded without further^payment,
and there" are- so* many "conditions
relating; to 3he high class- of vessels,
?speed, itinerary, etc., that the- sub
.sidy, so far,: has proved; to : be ins?ffi
icient-fbr the realization of a profit.-'^'t
i Eor none of our other lines is a con?
tribution paid :by the : State, ;and for;
the conveyance of mails on all these
lines we receive nothing but tile cus?
tomary rates, which- are cretainly not
larger, in Germany than in your? coun?
try;: ^V>-;"-^V/- ?:' - '. ' ;
We do not even receiver the - subsidy
jwhich the British^overhment pays to.
.the large British steamship companies
'for fitting and keeping certarn special?
ly suifeble steamers at the^ :dmposai'?f
-the admiralty jm-case^of mobilization.
The large German steamship compa-^
nies have hitherto agreed ^to render
like service ; without demanding/^ray
payment in return. am, Sir; your
bbedientJservant,' Albert Ballin.
Director General of . the Hamburg
American Line. .
Hamburg, August 58.
Commenting on the; "above corivinc
ing: letter, the Boston Herald says;..
if Herr Ballin :had addressed this
letter to a prominent newspaper of the
.United States,', it would have been an
equally "forcible and pertinent correc?
tion of printed and: ;spokerr ,misstate
ments, For several years i^st the sub?
sidy seekers in this cotmtry have per?
sisted fn;. affirming- that the Tecent
great' enlargement -in theo merchant
tonnage of (^rrnany was / due to the
fostering care,of, the imperial govern?
ment^ and that but for. such financial
assistance th? Germans .would never
have been: "able; to icaTry on what ap?
pears to- be a; grow?ngiand successful
comp?tition with \ the/English. But
Herr Ballin's st?tem?^ts ?indicate that
such assertions ' -arev entirely without
foundation. * The Germ?n government
permits^ts. ship merchants, and steam?
ship companies to buy . their vessels
where they please. They buy some
abroad 4tnd have others built at home.
The result of this . practice-largely
in consequence of the opportunities
for reparing foreign bu?t vessels
that : itj has afforded-has been
the development of ship building
plants in Germany that are now
equal to those to be found in any
part of the world in their ability
to turn out the largest and finest
ocean going craft But beyond
this the government has given
nothing except for the service of car?
rying its mails, which Herr Ballin in?
dicates is upon .such moderate scale as
to be a loss, rather than an advantage,
to the company.
Q?be Hamburg-American line has
been built up by the business ability
and enterprise of its managers. It is
now the largest steamship company in
the world, so far as the ownership of
ocean going tonnage is concerned. Its
vessels, both passenger and freight,
are not only engaged in the transatlan?
tic business, but there is, hardly a
great ocean route in the world over
which craft flying the company's flag
are not voyaging. This great business
has been built up from small begin?
nings by the foresight and enterprise
of the managers of the company, and
by the fact that they have possessed
what our ship merchants do not
possess, the right to purchase their
steamships wherever these can be
bought cheapest With that excep?
tion, the condition of the German ship
merchants does not in any appreciable
degree differ from that of the Ameri?
can ship merchants. They do not care
for government aid, and have never
sought it ; they are willing to fight
their own battle on their own ground,
if they are given a free field, and if this
same free field were given to American
ship merchants, it would be equally
productive of good results. We trust
that Herr Ballin's letter will have its
due influence in guiding action if the
shipping subsidy bill is brought up
again for congressional consideration,
and that it will at once and forever
put an end to the fiction, so widely
circulated in this country, that Ger?
man maritime success has been due to
the fostering care of thhe imperial
government
The cotton receipts of Columbia for
the year ending Sept 1st were about
46,000, an increase of 5,500 over the pre?
vious year.
The effort is being made in the Vir
Constitutionai Convention to in
i THEY ABE AFTER THE TIGERS.
"Warrants on Information" Serv?
ed on Thursday.
News and Courier, Sept. -27.
\ Acting in accordance with the law
recently adopted by City * Council the
police-department made^-the first move
yesterday morning against the blind
tigers of - Charleston.. During the day
"warrants on information" were serv?
ed on a large number of alleged deal?
ers, who are, required to appear in the
Recorder's Court to answer the charge
of selling liquor. In ali the drinking
places last night the dealers were chat?
tering about the documents and they
believe that tSey will be jerked up
without mercy.
Several days ago the police depart"
ment made upa black book, which
contains the name of every person. in
Charleston who is supposed to run a
tiger. From this list the blank war?
rants were filled oat and subsequently
served. The list of one hundred, does
not include all of the keepers,. it is
said, and the whole army of liquor
sellers will be hauled to Court.
The documents issued yesterday state
that the dealer mentioned is charged:
-with violation of the law, basedj^n
information and belief. The warrant
is as follows :
At a stated term- of the City Court,
of the City of .Charleston, for the
City of Charleston,' begun and holden
in the year of our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and one, George S.
Legare, corporation counsel' for the
City pf Charleston, comes into ; Court
here and upon his oath of office' gives
.said Court to understand and be in?
formed; that . ^-,. of the: City of
Charleston, State aforesaid, did on or
about, the- day of.-, in the year
of our Lord 1901, at Charleston, in
said: State of South Carolina, and
.within'the jurisdiction of this Court,,
and on divers other days in said year
at Charleston, in-said State pf South
Carolina, and within the jurisdiction
of this Court, unlawfully, contrary to
.the provisions and in violation of an
ordinance bf the City pf Charleston
prohibiting the manufacture, sale bar-;,
ter or exchange, or other illegal'
handling of spirituous liquor within
the corporate limits of the City of
Charleston, ratified . September 10,
1901, and against the peace and dig?
nity of South CaroiIna, sell spirituous
liquors, to wit, -- V:'.K
George S. Legare, Corporation Conn
On. hearing the above information
and on motion of George S. Legar?,
corporation counsel, it is ordered that
the same be filed and the cas? fixed
for trial on the first Monday : of --i
A. D., 1901, at ll o'clock A. M., and
that a copy of said information and
this order, be forthwith served on the
said :-r, on the ?-rr-r- day. of -,
190L Theo. D Jervey, Recorder.
They Don't Want Capers.
Charleston, Sept. 25.-The old line
Republicans are considerably exercised
'over the probable appointment of
United States District Attorney John
G. Capers on. the national executive
comimttee? Capt. Capers is said to
be certain to get-the place, having rec?
ommendations and endorsements, which
willhave weight with Chairman Mark
Hanna, who has the right of appoint?
ment. A conferenos of Postmaster
Cunningham, Collector of Port
Wallace, Former District Attorney
Lathrop, Chairman Deas, the negro
State chairman and Bob Smalls, the
negro collector bf the port, was held
to devise some plan of defeating
Capers, The protest of these old liners,
who never have done anything to build
np the Republican party, is notexpect
ed to have any great weight with
Hanna, especially in view of the fact
that the old liners are said to favor
either Deas or Smalls for the place on
the national committee, and the ap?
pointment of either would not help the
cause of the parly. There is no op?
position here to the appointment of
Blalock to succeed the late E. A. Web?
ster as internal revenue collector.
To Can Bull's Bay Oysters.
A citizen interested in the proposed
enterprise stated yesterday, to a re?
porter for The News and Courier that
the Em 1er Oyster Company, of Wil?
mington Island, Georiga, would soon
establish an oyster canning industry
at McClellanville. Mr. Elias Horry,
the manager of the Georgia establish?
ment, was in this city yesterday,, ne?
gotiating with members of the Cape
Romain Club for. the lease or purchase
of a large tract of that organization's
land on which to operate the new
plant. Mr. Horry will also mn a veg?
etable cannery in connection with the
oyster plant. As the canning of oys?
ters and vegetables is done at different
seasons of the year, the machinery
will be kept going: continually. It is
understood that Mr. Horry has closed
the deal with the Cape Romain Club
arid will bpgin the erection of the
plant at once, in order to be ready for
the oyster season as soon as possible.
The establishment of the industry
will involve the expenditure of a large
sum of money and the operation of it
will require, it is said, something like
$40,000 annually. Such ? concern can?
not but result in the good of the city.
-News and Courier, Sept. 27.
Emma Goldman Free.
Chicago, Sept. 24.-Emma Gold?
man, the anarchist lecturer is now a
free woman after two weeks incarcera?
tion following the assassination of the
president.
Attorney Owens for the city inform?
ed Magistrate Pin der vi lie that the
upper court had freed the men named
as Miss Goldman's co-conspirators and
that there, was, np evidence against her.
^ Dismiss^ fp^
call the next case,1'said the justice
CZ0L60SZ SENTENCED TO DEATH.
He is io be Electrocuted During
Week Beginning Oct. 28.
Buffalo, Sept 26.-Leon F. Czol?
gosz,. the assassin of President - Mc?
Kinley, was this afternoon sentenced
to be electrocuted in Auburn State
prison during the week-beginning Oct.
28, 190L '
r: ;Befpre sentence; was passed, the as?
sassin evidenced a desire to speak, but,
he could not get' his voice, above a
whisper and his words were repeated
to the court by-his co?nseL
"There was no one else, but me,"
the prisoner said in a whisper. "No
one else told me to 'do it and no one
paid me to do it. I was not told any?
thing about the crime and I never
thought anything about that until a"
couple of days before I committed the
crime."
Czolgosz sat down. He " was. quite
calm, but it was evident that his mind
was flooded^with thoughts bf his own
distress. His eyes were dilated mak?
ing -them appear very bright. His
cheeks were a trifle pale and his out1
stretched hand trembled. The guards
put handcuffs on his wrists. He look?
ed at the officers; There was an ex?
pression of profoundest fear and help?
lessness in his eyes. He glanced about
at the people who crowded together in
efforts to get a look at him. The-pris
oner's eyelids fell tremulously and
then he fixed his gaze jupon the floor
in front pf him; ^ ?> ;
At this point Judge Titus came over
to the prisoner and bade him good
bye. Czolgosz replied very faintly,
letting his eye rest upon the. man who
has been bi's counsel
" Good bye, " he said weakly.
Czolgosz was then hurried down
stairs and through the " tunnel of
sobs" to the jail, wherehe will remain
until removed tb Auburn-.to pay the
penalty for his crime.,
Sectional and Unjust.
The Associated Press sends us, and
we print; what we are told is "an ad?
dress that wiU long be remembered by
those who heard it"-the address pf
Judge Lewis at. the trial of the presi?
dent's assassin.
Judge Lewis put up no defense for
the prisoner. The prisoner refused to
co-operate with him. He did the best
he could by the assassin. But he got
in a large amount of invidious section?
alism that was ugly and out of place.
i Why he took occasion, in this great
trial, to drag in the south and try to
stab it is not understood. We do not
believe that any man has been lynch?
ed in the south for "insulting^, anoth?
er man, as Judge-Lewis, said. Judge
Lewis had no right, in justice, to make
the statement which he spread, broad-;
cast yesterday. He put upon the south
a sectional mania for lynch law that
was unfair, and unwarranted.. B$d he
said: even this- at another time his
offence would not have been so grave.
To have used: the occasion of the trial
bf the president's assassin to give vent
to such attack was almost criminaL _
Judge .Lewis brags of his d?votion to
law as illustrated in his attorneyship
for the despised assassin. He pro?
claims his sacrifice to- justice, to or?
der, to. right. In the next breath he
commits the gravest, injustice that
his position as counsel for a notorious
criminal *g&ve him opportunity to !
commit-he libeled th? south, by state- \
ment and by intimation.
We do not deny the presence of the
lynching spirit in the south, nor do
we approve it ; but the south has no
monopoly of it, and should not have
been singled , out, and misrepresented i
on an occasion when the speaker had '
the world for an audience. It was J
not a time for the invidious arraign?
ment bf any section. What was said
against the mob spirit was all right,
but it should have been aimed at
neither New York nor the south, but
at the practice wherever it manifests
itself.-Augusta Chronicle.
Combining Against Turkey.
Paris, Sept. 26.-The Courier du
Soir which is usually well informed,
makes the following sensational state?
ment : HBBNS
One of the results of the conference
between Emperor Nicholas and Presi?
dent Loubet, M. Waldeck-Eousseau
and M. Delcasse during the czar's
visit -to France is an exchange of
views between European cabinets,- now
pending with the object of arriving at
a understanding as to action against
Turkey.
Germany's concurrence is assured as
Emperor William has consented,, but
Count von Buelow has raised objec?
tion to some of the details of the
action proposed, thus necessitating
a further reference to the other gov?
ernments before a final decision can
be reached."
Pretoria, Sept?mber 25.-Ten Boer
leaders, who have been captured since
September lo, have been permanently
banished from South Africa.
sufficient to g
delicious tea
SHAFFER ACCEPTS CH?LLENSE;
Terms of the Contest, However;
Must be Modified.
Pittsburg, September,; 26.-When-t^
President Shaffer, of theAma?gamatt??p^
-Association of Iron and Steel . W^rj^H
ers, was shown the open letter issaedT?^
last night by President Samuele
pe rs, of the American Federation ip?^?
Labor, and John Mitchell, president-^
of the United Mine Workers, ki ^reph^P
toTns statement,. charging them i#iih?S
the: responsibility for the failureP^M^^
great steel strike; he said he won^d^?
accept their challenge and w?s ?rea^^^
to submit! to an investigation-?5, to.'ihe^
truth of his charges. . > r-y-f^^S
"I-haveno objections," sa?d^iE?^S
" to the men named by Mr. (^m^?s^S
to act as a committee of investigati<^$g|
but as he always looks to arbitra?i?^^P
that is what I will agree to. I desiref%?
to go to the root of this matter;/ -am^^
will select as my man Simon Bun^^p
president of the Knights of Labor an'd?^
the National. Window, Glass Work?rs^^
IAssociation. Mr. Burn? can choosa^^^p
second man, and Gompers andr Mffi?t^^
ell tho third party. . .'-'^^SBm
:, SEWER&6E ^CAUSES UWSllt??
City of Aiken Called Upon tb Pay
$8,000 Damages. |1
..... ... .. . .... ;
Aiken, Sept 25.-^. -E. ^ffirr^S?
and John Matheny have brought' suit
against the ?ity of Aiken i?i^ji?egM
damages caused by the overflowing^^
the sewerage filter beds'^in^^S^sS
creek. ' . ,- ?". v--\3^HB
The plaintiffs have been conduct??;
dairy farms at their p?aco and~rieea
the creek to water their'live-Ist?cfc
They alleged that they have bee? hurt
in their business by the filthy- sewage
being allowed to ?verft^^?nio^h?r
.cree? The r?^''Samet?^^?^^Cb%^
the filter beds in use unable to take
care of the sewerage and have- ?a(f
them enlarged. '':Shey^wiU;||^;^^^
suits to the end;" it is said. '< Th?3ans=?
age claimed is $$000.- : ' '-l-^'iW??
A Short Cotton Crop.
. Mr. Theodore H. Price, of *. -Wi
street, New York; has issued - ay'CHC
lar setting forth his reasons for belie
ing that the cotton crop-of i90Ir3S
will be a short one-not.?ic??dz?
9,500,000 bales. He bases hisves^^i
on the rainfall, and shows^?rom^
official records that the rainMl'iititl
Atlantic group of stated .has-ib^sn^
heaviest in ten years; wlrile??in^
trans-Mississippi' states it^vhasTiBl
the lightest "in ten years. : 'Hej^|
further and declares the - rec?rtele
invariably thatfexcessre? moistura;^
the Atlantic states an^^ry^weati^^
the trans-Mississij? ^ ;statesiv?^?j
never failed to s?rvlj'isly cur^il?pi
yield/ Comparing^ the" records :^o||o?
er years when such: "conditions-*- exist?
Mr: Price figures out. that rjffi^n??
crop will not exceed 9;500^00^^E
demonstrates this to his" own saf||&
tioh with seveial'v'-diffemB#^n|^^
tions, and then concludes as foHow?|?
"Ia regard to>eonsumptio?^^?
Ellison, the well-known EngKs|[||
pert, estimates the world^^ecpoS
m?nts of American cotton' dui
ing the coming year at I -f 13
000,000, provided prices -reniam^i
low as at present, and L^?CS
see no reason why it should be?a
.than this.There is eTOryfrea?m^
expect a very considerable increai
upon last year's consuinption?>^?B
ing the early part-of the season niai
mills, both in America ;and :Euz?p?
were forced to stop because the
material was not obtainable at ail
price. The.famine in Lidia and?r?t?j
disturbed condition of affairs^^
China, together with the South Afi
can war, have until recentty > exeDc?se
a decidedly depressing effect upott?ii
eign trade! Normal t conditions'^
about Restored in India ; Ghihesatraid
is again open to the world, and th
South African war is rapidly drawin
to a close. These facts will f raia
probability make for a very muchea
creased consumption in Europe; V?sS
in America the flourishing ond?tiQ
of the goods trade is abundantiy;^ac
phasized by the fact that todkjrifc
leading operator in print cloths^ hi
bought up the entire supply in;-5^
River and 500,000 pieces in Provider*
at three cents a yard. " .... - = :
New York, Sept. Tfee~
measurements of the cup chalk_,
Shamrock II and the cu? defender^
Iambi a were made public tonight . ?
the New York Yacht club. The resu
was in the nature of a surpris? for!
showed, that the Shamrock, whichr-/5
the larger boat so far as sail area^?gT
displacement are concerned, allows^
only 43 seconds to the Columbia ov?j^
the 30-mile course on'which the cbir^
tests for the America's cup are to-bejr
sailed.
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