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SORLEY COURT OF INQUIRY.
Couse! for Schley Demanded Thai
Sampson be Called to Explain
His "Dear Schley" Letter.
"Washington, Oct. 4.-In the Schley
naval court of inquiry, Mr. Raynor,
chief of connesl for Admiral Schley,
asked Judge Advocate Lemly to sum?
mon Admiral Sampson as a witness on
the case. The request grew out of a
difference in the construction of a sen?
tence in Admiral Sampson's letter to
Commodore Schley when the flying
squadron lay off Cienfnegos. This is
known as the "Dear Schley" letter,
-and in it, as printed by the navy de
/'partaient documents supplied to the
senate, the admiral said, after express?
ing his opinion that, notwithstanding
the report that the Spanish squadron
was in Santiago, it were better to con?
tinue blockade Cienfnegos and
Habana. "We shall continue to hold
Habana and Santiago until we receive
t more positive information."
During the examination of Com?
mander Raymond P. Rodgers, this
dispatch was under consideration when
Raynor expressed the opinion that
the world Santiago had been inadver?
tently used by the commander-in-chief,
assuming that he meant to use the
word Cienfuegos, as better correspond?
ing with the context As the docu?
ment was printed there was a paren?
thetical note to which Admiral Schley's
initals were attached, saying that
evidently the wrong city had been
mentioned. Mr. Raynor asked Judge
Advocate Lemly to make this conces?
sion, but the latter declined to do so,
saying that he would produce the
original of Admiral Sampson's dis?
patch to prove that he had said Santi?
ago. Then Mr. Raynor said :" I can?
not take that word Santiago to mean
anything but Cienfuegos. It is an im?
putation upon Commodore Schley,
and I cannot permit it to rest without
summoning the author of that dis?
patch," to which Capt Lemley re?
sponded:*'I have told you once before
you can summon anyone you please."
* "Then," retorted Mr. Raynor,
''summon Admiral Sampson."
This occurred only a short time be?
fore the adjournment of the court for
the day, and was the subject of more
or less conversation of an animated
character after the day's work was
concluded. Mr. Raynor would only say
that he would insist upon the admiral
"being summoned unless the correction
Lieut. Dyson, when court opened,
gave informations as to how long the
-supply of coal on hand on May 25
would have held out under forced
draft. It showed that on May 26 the
Brooklyn's supply of coal was 952 tons ;
th? Iowa's 7S4 tons: th? Texas, 408
tons, and the Marblehead, 122 tons.
Commander Raymond Rogers, who
was executive officer of the Iowa, testi?
fied that before leaving Key West on
"i3fay 20 he had had a conference with
Sampson. He was told by Admiral
Sampson that he had received informa?
tion from the department at Washing?
ton that the Spanish fleet under Cer
vera was probably in the harbor at
Santiago. He had, however, not been
informed of any secret code for com?
munication with the Cuban insurgents
near Cienfnegos. Commander Rodgers
thought the Iowa could have coaled
Capt. Rodgers related two or three
instances in which the ships of the
flying squadron were cleared for ac?
tion upon signal from the flagship
Brooklyn May 31 when vessels were
discerned in the distance. In each
case the vessels proved to be Ameri?
can ships. Each time the signal was
to clear for action and make speed of
12 knots an hour. He also told of the
bombardment or reconnoissance of the
The afternoon session of the court
began with Capt. Rodgers still on the
stand. He stated in reply to ques?
tions that he was the senior member of
the naval board of survey appointed
by Admiral Sampson to examine the
wrecked Spanish vessels.
The purpose of this line of examina?
tion was to bring out the witness's
knowledge concerning the effect of the
Brooklyn's gunnery in the battle of
Santiago July 3. Capt. Rodgers stated
that the Brooklyn was the only vessel
that fired five inch shells and Mr. Ray?
nor said that a careful computing
based upon the report of the board of
survey showed that 12 five inch shells
had been found on the four Spanish
Mr. Raynor presented a statement
showing a number of shells found on
the vessels of the Spanish fleet and the
witness was asked to state the per?
centage of five inch shells, assuming
the statement to be .correct. Capt.
^Rodgers replied that the total number
of hits constituted 34 per cent, of all
the hits. Mr. Raynor said that the
statement had been prepared by Admi?
Mr. Raynor read the "Dear Schley"
letter including the following extract :
"If after it should develop that
these vessels are at Santiago, we could
then assemble off that port the ships
best suited for the purpose and com?
pletely, blcokade it. Until we then
receive more positive information we
shall continue to hold Habana and
Santiago. ' v
Mr. Raynor remarked that he sup?
posed it would be conceded that the
word "Santiago'as give above was a
mistake and that it should be Cienfne?
Capt. Lemly replied that he would
make no such concession and a tilt fol?
lowed between counsel concerning the
accuracy of government publications.
It closed with an understanding that
the original document should be sup?
Lieutenant Commander Albon C.
Hodgson, navigator of the Brooklyn,
then told the story of the battle of
Santiago as seen from the bridge of
that vessel. He said :
"I heard the executive officer, Lieut
Commander Mason, sing out 'clear
ship for action' and the crew imme?
diately dispersed to quarters. I have
sounded the general alarm previously.
The commodore shortly appeared on
the bridge. We were at that time
headed to the westward of. northwest.
I told him that there was nothing do?
ing and he said 4Go ahead.' I rang
six bells and asked if we had not bet?
ter hold her head steady to see what
course the Spaniards proposed to pur?
sue. I do not remember his reply
exactly to that, because immediately
afterward I told him they were evi?
dently making for us, and he said 'Go
-for them, ' and I rang four bells and
put helm aport.
"Captain Cook appeared upon the
bridge at this time, and I told him
that everything was connected np at
the conning tower and that we were
already going ahead and in fact we
were going ahead. The commodore
took his position on a platform he had
built around the conning tower, where
he could be in easy communication
with the commanding officer inside,
and I remained on the bridge.
WENT TOWARD SPANIARDS.
"The executive officer had given
previously the order to man the star?
board batteries. I sang ont to him we
were going into action with port helm
and he shifted over to the port bat?
tery. We were then standing for the
enemy and as soon as the guns brought
to bear Lieut. Simpson fired a little
off the port bow. the first gun from
the forward eight inch turret. From
that time on we went considerably in
"I then went down to where the
commodore was standing to get into
the conning tower, when I heard him
sing out : "Look out, Cook, they are
going to ram you.'
" Captain Cook said he would look
after that, and 'starboarded the helm
a little to parallel the course of the
leading vessel, the Maria Teresa, which
j had made a broad sheer to port. He
! had hardly made that sheer, however,
! to port before he fell off again for the
reason, apparently, that a shot was
fired from the Brooklyn's eight-inch
gun. The Teresa got abaft our port
beam and helm was ported on the
Brooklyn immediately after that. We
were swinging with port helm. I
heard the commodore sing out 'Hard
aport, ' or words to that effect, and Cap?
tain Cook sang out, helm is aport. ' I
saw at that time the crucial moment
had arrived in making the turn and I
suggested to the commodore that that
turn would run us into the Texas or
very close to her."
"What did you say and what was the
reply?" asked the judge advocate.
"As near as I can remember, I said,
Commodore, if you go to starboard
you will run into the Texas, ' and he
said, 'Damn the Texas. I cannot help
that. She must look out for herself.
He will take care of that, ' and he also
said ' I do not propose to go in any
closer and subjects myself to a torpedo
attack. ' I [suggested then that we
back the starboard engine, and he
wanted to know why, and I said, "Be?
cause it would give the Texas a wide
berth and shorten our turning circle.
Captain Cook objected to this and so
did the commodore, but there was a
moment's discussion as to whether it
would be better to turn that shorter
circle with a smaller speed or take the
larger tactical diameter with faster
speed. It was decided that it was very
essential to get around quickly, as the
leading Spanish ship was then stand?
ing to the westward and if the Brook?
lyn did not stop her she had a good
chance of escaping. ? So the helm was
put hard aport.
"I said I would run up on top of
the bridge and look out for the Texas.
As I was going up I asked the chief
quartermaster if he had seen a torpedo
boat, and he said he had seen one
blown up by a large shell way in the
rear. I said I had not seen any, as I
told the commodore previously. The
helm, however, was kept hard aport.
The Brooklyn swung clear of the
Texas, and brought around with helm
hard aport until she brought in sight
the leading Spanish vessel, which was
then the Viscaya, the Teresa having
fallen off and gone in shore, seeking a
berth. As soon as we were around at
the proper position the helm was raised
so that we paralleled the course of the
Viscaya, which at that time was about
2.400 or 2,500 yards on our starboard
bow. The Colon was probably on
the beam cr a little forward, the
Oquenda abaft the starboard beam.
The Oquenda very soon fell out and
ran ashore on fire, and then we devot?
ed our attention solely to the Colon
and Viscaya. "
Time to Repeal the Tariff.
No more striking statement bearing
on American ascendancy in the steel
trade has been made than that con?
tained in an address by Mr. Joseph
Lawrence before the Chamber of Com?
merce of Newport, England, this week.
It was to the effect that Mr. Schwab
had told him that the United States
Steel Corporation could deliver steel
billets in England for ?16.50 per ton,
whereas the lowest price for which
English manufacturers could make
them was 819 per ton, and that when
certain ocean transportation arrange?
ments were completed the American
price would be still lower, and this in
spite of the fact that the corpora?
tion's steel workers get more than
double the wages paid British work?
men in the same line. Mr. Lawrence
warned his hearers that freight rates
in Great Britain must come to a more
reasonable basis if the expectation of
meeting American competition was en?
tertained. As illustrating this point,
he declared that the cost of carrying
steel from Pittsburg to New York*was
less than than from Birmingham to
Liverpool, though in the latter case
the distance was only one-quarter of
that in the former.-Bradsreets.
HELD FOR RANSOM.
Boston, Oct. 4.-An appeal to Chris?
tian America has been sent out in be?
half of Miss Ellen Stone, the mission?
ary held captive by brigands, who will
meet death October S unless 8110,000
ransom be paid before that date. The
appeal says :
"The government at Washington has
done and is doing everything officially
and humanely possible to secure her
release. Notwithstanding all this,
there is a possibility of failure of
negotiations, and it is absolutely
necessary that the amount be raised
Contributions may be sent to Kidder,
Peabody & Co., trustees, and must
reach their banking house in Boston
before noon of October 7.
Jonesville, Oct. 4.- John Floyd and
Joe Vaughan, two neighbors living
four miles from Jonesville, had a diffi?
culty early last night and Floyd killed
Vaughan with a shotgun. Vaughan
had a pistol and fired at Floyd just as i
Floyd fired the fatal shot, but
Vaughan's bullet missed. P'loyd will
surrender and claim self defense.
Laurens, Oct. 4.-Near Rabun Creek
Church, Steward Babb, son of Mr. L.
B. Babb, was killed and several injur?
ed including Mr. Babb. Sr.. by the ex?
plosion of the engine at Iiis ginnery
yesterday afternoon. Young Mr. Babb
lived three hours after the accident.
THE COURT OF INQUIRY.
Lieut. Commander Hodgson Tells
of July 3, 1898.
Washington, Oct. 7.-Lient. Com?
mander Hodgson today again occupied
the greater part of the Schley Court
of Inquiry as a witness. He was fol?
lowed on the stand by Capt. W. W.
Folger, formerly chief of the bureau of
ordnance of the navy department, but
commander of the New Orleans during
the Spanish war. Lieut. Dyson also
was recalled to add some details to
his former testimony concerning the
coal supply of the American fleet dur?
ing the Santiago blockade.
The reading of the Schley-Hodgson
correspondence was concluded when
Court opened. Mr. Raynor began his
cross-examination by asking Mr. Hodg?
son whether the Marblehead had hail?
ed the Brooklyn when the two vessels
passed each other as the Brooklyn was
on her way to Cienfuegos. The wit?
ness replied in the negative. The ex
aminaion then turned upon events
Commander Hodgson said that he
had seen the lights on the shore at
Cienfuegos, which were afterwards
determined to be signals, but he had
supposed they were signals between
different branches of the Spanish
forces on shore. He added that when
Capt. McCalla arrived with informa?
tion as to the meaning of the signals
he was immediately dispatched to the
shore to communicate with the insur?
gents. Mr. Raynor asked "how far
were you off during this blockade of
Santiago from the Morro during the
day and night of May 28, 29, 30, 31V
In response the witness said: "Ear?
ly in the day time our habitual posi?
tion was about six miles. In the night
I think we steamed up and down in
front of the harbor a distance of about
He stated that the picket boats, the
Marblehead and Vixen, were inside
the line of the fleet, about midway
"between that line and the shore line.
The witness then in response to a re?
quest from Mr. Raynor continued his
description of the naval battle of July
SAMPSON BEGINS TO KEDGE.
Says he Did Not Endorse Ma
clay's Attack Upon Schley as
Coward and Caitif.
New York, Oct. 7.-Robert M.
Thompson of this city, president of
the United States Naval Academy
Alumni association makes the follow?
ing statement to The Associated Press
in connection with the Schley inquiry :
"There is one story which'l am very
anxious should be truthfully presented
to the public. After Maclay's book
was published Mr. Maclay stated that
his proofs had been submitted to the
commanding officers, including Admi?
ral Sampson, and that they approved
his statements. A reporter calling
upon Admiral Sampson when he was
ill in his bed, obtained from the admi?
ral what appeared to be a confirmation
of this statement. The admiral was
asked if he had seen and read the
proofs of Maclay's book and he said :
"Yes." But unfortunately he was too
ill to go into the matter at any length
and explain every thins, and so the
public was informed, and today believe
that Admiral Sampson entirely ap?
proved the statement that Schley was
a coward and a caitiff which was the
gist of Maclay's charge against Schley.
"I am in a position to state the true
facts, and you may absolutely rely
upon them as truth. The proofs were
sent by Mr. Maclay to Admiral Samp?
son with the request that they should
be read and corrected. The admiral
at the time was not in good health
and did not wish to undertake the la?
bor, but his secretary pointed out that
the Maclay history was a standard one
and used at the naval academy as a
text book. This volume brought the
history down through the period of the
Spanish war and it was desirable that
there should be no inaccuracies in it.
The admiral therefore consented to
read them and he did correct a certain
part of them, but as soon as he arrived
at the part which contained the state?
ment that Schley was a coward and a
caitiff, he was very much angered and
said the statement was one the author
had no right to make, that it was
unjust and unfair to speak of any
naval officer in such terms, and declin?
ed to have anything further to do
with the proofs.
"His secretary, impressed with the
great desirability of having the state?
ment of facts accurate, and not believ?
ing that he was in any way responsible
for the statements of opinions, did, on
his own account, compare the book
with the records and make on the
margins a number of corrections. As
these were in the same handwriting as
those made when Admiral Sampson
was giving his personal attention - to
the correction Mr. Maclay was perfect?
ly justified in his statement. The
order of the secretary of the navy, for?
bidding naval officers to make any
statement for publication regarding
controversy, issued immediately after
this interview, prevented the above
correction being officially made."
New Trial for Goebel Assassins.
Georgetown, Ky., Oct. 6.-The court
of appeals having granted Former Sec?
retary of State Caleb Powers and James
Howard new trials, the case of the
former will bo called here next Tues?
day. Powers has been removed from
Frankfort to the jail here and it is
denied that his mind is giving way
under the long confinement. Powers
was'convicted more than a year ago as
accessory to the murder of Wm. Goe?
bel in January, 1900, and sentenced to
life imprisonment. Howard later was
convicted of the crime and sentenced
to lie hanged. Over GO witnesses have
been summoned and it is expected that,
this trial will be conducted on lines of
marked difference from that of last
year. It is generally believed that
both sides have secured much new
The P. W. Alderman & Sons' Com?
pany, of Acolu, has surrendered its
old charter and made application
for a new one. with more extended
rights, and asking for the right to do
business in ail x>arts of the State, to
own real estate and to manufacture its
EVER VICTORIOUS COLUMBIA.
American Cup Defender Defeats
Shamrock li in Heavy Blow.
Columbia Decidedly the Faster Boat in
New York, Oct. 3.-In a glori ons
.whole breeze which heeled the big
cup contestants down until their lee
rails were awash in the foaming seas
Herreshoff's white wonder, the Colum?
bia, today beat Watson's British crea?
tion over a triangular course of 30
miles by two minutes and 52 seconds
actual time. With the 43 seconds
which the Irish sloop must allow the
American boat on account of heh larger
sail plan, the Columbia won the sec?
ond race of the series by three min?
utes, 35 seconds. The fastest race ever
sailed in a cup contest, it was not only
a royal struggle from a spectacular
point of view, but it was absolutely
decisive as to the merits of the two
racing machines. There is not a
yachting sharp who witnessed the race
today who is not firmly convinced
that the defender is the abler boat,
blow high or blow low, beating, reach?
ing or running, and that Sir Thomas
and his merry British tars are doomed
to return home empty handed.
COLUMBIA WIN? THIRD RACE.
The Last Race Being the Closest
Ever Sailed for the Trophy.
New York, Oct. 4.-With victory
flags flying from her towering mast?
heads and the ends of her spreaders in
honor of her concluding triumph in
the cup races of 1901, the gallant sloop
Columbia returned to her anchorage
tonight under the escort of the entire
excursion fleet. She today completed
her defence of the honored trophy in
another stirring race with the Sham?
rock II over a leeward and windward
race of 30 miles, crossing the line 2
seconds behind her antagonist, but
winning on the time allowance conced?
ed by Lipton's boat, by 41 seconds.
For the second time she has now
successfully foiled the attempt of the
Irish knight to wrest from our posses?
sion the cup that means the yachting
supremacy of the world. And the
plucky Sir Thomas Lipton, standing
on the bridge of the Erin, led his
guests in three hearty huzzahs for the
successful defender. "She is the bet?
ter boat," he said, "and she deserves
to be cheered."
The series of races just closed will
always be memorable as the closest
ever sailed for the cup and Sir Thomas
although defeated will go home with
the satisfaction of knowing that his
golden yacht is the ablest foreign boat
that ever crossed the western ocean.
During both series of races not an
untoward incident has occurred and1
Sir Thomas will return to England by
far the most popular of all the foreign?
ers who have challenged for the Ameri?
STRIKERS USE THE TORCH.
Tampa's Troubles Cetting More
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 4.-Twenty build?
ings in the heart of West Tampa were
burned this morning, with a property
loss of $200,000. The fire was discover?
ed at 10 o'clock, in the large cigar
factory of O'Halloran & Co., and as j
the water supply in West Tampa was j
inadequate the department from Tampa
could not check the flames. The fire
spread from the factory-in both direc?
tions, and then crossed the street,
consuming everything in its wake un?
til it practically burned itself out.
The greatest excitement exists on ac?
count of the almost certainty of the
fact that the fire was of incendiary
origin. No one had been in the fac?
tory during the day. Within the past
few days there has been several threats
at incendiarism as a result of the labor
troubles, and agitators have been
made to leave the city within the last
few hours for advising the use of the
torch. All the cigar factories are
now under heavy guards, and these
will be materially increased as a result
of todav's conflagration.
No statement of individual losses
and insurance carried has as yet been
prepared. The O'Halloran factory was
one of the largest in the city. The
firm carried an insurance of 850,000 on
the factory and stock.
ASHLAND NEWS ITEMS.
A Re-survey of Lee County Being Made
to Correct the Lines.
Special Correspondence to The Daily
Ashland, Oct. 7.-It seems that the
Lee county advocates are determined to
gain a victor}* this time and they are
leaving nothing undone to make suc?
cess certain. Mr. J. R. Haynsworth, a
well known and an experience surveyor
from Sumter, came up Saturday and
is now busy engaged in re-surveying
the county lines. He begun one
fourth of a mile below Kelly's Bridge
and corrected the lines as far as Ash?
land Methodist Church on Saturday,
and will make his start from that
point this morning.
The Ashland High School opened
this morning. Although many of the
children are engaged in helping gather
the crops a goodly number was in at?
tendance this morning, and the attend?
ance promises to be much larger than
in previous years.
Miss Maxie McLaurin, the highly
accomplished assistant teacher of the
Ashland High School came on Satur?
day and is at her post of duty this
morning. She has many friends here
who are glad to welcome her back.
To Fight the Trusts.
Boston, Oct. 7.-From a trip abroad
in the interest of the proposed fifty
million dollar co-operative trust to
fight the Cotton Trust George F. Wash?
burn, president of the Commonwealth
dui), of Massachusetts, returned
Sat unlay. When interviewed he said
that there was no announcement to
make at this time. When his business
interests permit he will go South to
consult with the leaders of the move?
ment and the leading Cotton Growers'
JURY LAW KNOCKED OUT AGAIN.
Aiken the Only County in the
State With a Valid Jury Law.
I Columbia, October 5.-Judge Ernest
Gary has given the existing jury laws
of the State a paralytic stroke. He
has, in effect, decided that Aiken
County is the only county in the State
that has a jury law that is worth any?
thing. The question has been mooted
for some time but Judge Gary cut the
knot at the recent term of court in
Cherokee County. His ruling may not
be that of any other Judge in the
State, and may not be sustained by
the State Supreme Court, but it is a
precedent, and if agreed to by other
Circuit Judges will play havoc with
the Court for the next few months,
or until the General Assembly can
remedy the trouble unless the State
Supreme Court can and does disagree
with Judge Gary.
The point is that Judge Gary has
declared Act No. 183, approved Febru
aryl 9 1900, to be unconstitutional,
and has further declared that the
"Healing Act" passed at the recent
session of the General Assembly is not
effective as a "Healing Act" and can?
not heal, that which was in his opin?
ion, originally illegal and unconstitu?
The Jury Act of 1900 repealed the
County Government Act as to jury
law, except for Aiken Conn tv. Under
the Act of 1900 Aiken County is
exempted from the provisions of the
Act, and it is specified that so far as
Aiken is concerned it shall draw its
juries under the provisions of the
County Government Act.
Then for Charleston County there
is another Act, applying to counties
with cities of over 40,000 people, and
Charleston County is not covered in
any way by the Act of February 19,
1900. No mention at all is made of
Charleston Coutny. Edgefield Coun?
ty seems to have two modes of draw?
ing its juries, one of the modes being
by the Act in question.
Judge Gary said that he regretted
very much to have to declare the jury
laws in question unconstitutional, but
there was nothing else for him to do
after the issue had been made and the
facts agreed to as to what had been
Under Section 34 of the rights of the
General Assembly it is especially pro?
vided that one of the things that the
General Assembly shall not do is to
pass special legislation as to "sum?
mons and empanelling of grand or petit
It is further especially provided that
"in all other cases where a general
law can be made applicable, no special
law shall be enacted."
Judge Gary held that in the cases of 1
Dean vs Spartanburg and Nance vs
Anderson it was very plain what was
the construction of the Supreme Court
as to special legislation. In the Dean
case it was decided that a per diem for
prisoners different in the various
counties was unauthorized and illegal.
In the Nance case Judge Gary held
that the Supreme Court gave unmis?
takable evidence of its views and that
it applied directly to the jury laws in
The Court in that case held: "In
order tha" a law may be general it
must be of force in every county in the
State and. while it may contain spe?
cial provisions making its effect differ?
ent in certain counties, those counties
cannot be exempt from its entire
The Act of 1900 provided an entirely
separate and distinct plan for Aiken
County and made no mention of
Charleston, and provided two plans for
Edgefield, and so Judge Gary held that
it could not pass the test provided by
the Supreme Court.
The Charleston fight on the jury law
was pretty much on the same line, but
in that case it was held that the mere
i attack of the statute cn the grounds
i that it was unconstitutional would not
do, but that it would have to be shown
what had been actually done which
was wrong, and that no proof or facts
were presented, but in the Cherokee
case there was an agreement as to what
had been actually done.
Court is about to meet in Columbia
and there is already talk of attacking
the jury here, and if Judge Watts takes
the same position as does Judge Gary
there will be no jury cases tried here,
and so will it be all through the cir?
cuits of the Judges who hold that view
until the General Assembly, or the
Supreme Court, take a different view.
The General Assembly at its last
session passed the "Healing Act,"
instead of changing the whole law, so
as to make it uniform for the State,
and Judge Gray held that the "Heal?
ing Act" was as bad as the Act of
1900, as it attempted to remedy that
which could not be legally remedied.
Washington, Oct. 7.-President
Roosevelt today appointed ex-Gov.
Thomas Goode Jones of Alabama to be
United States district judge of the
middle and northern district of Ala?
bama to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Judge John Bruce. Ex-Gov.
Jones always has been a Democrat and
was twice chief executive of his State.
He was Gen. Gordon's adjutant gene?
ral during the Civil War. In 1896, as
a gold Democrat, he supported Palmer
Washington, Oct. 7.-It was an?
nounced authoritatively today that
Fresident Roosevelt has selected
Leumas Balloek as internal revenue
collector for South Carolina to succeed
the late E. A. Webster. The appoint?
ment, it is expected, will be announced
New York, Oct. 7.-Sir Thomas Lip?
ton has decided to keep the Shamrock
in America this winter with a view of
racing her next spring and summer
against the Constitution and Colum?
bia. The Shamrock is to be dis?
mantled at once. She will be'laid up [
for the winter at New London, Conn., j
with the Constitution which will also j
have a berth at that place.
The bar of Orangebur^ has endorsed
Hon. C. G. Dantzler for the office of j
judge of the First circuit to succeed
A had complexion generally results from
inactive liver and bowels. In all such
cases Dew itt's Early Risers" produce grati?
fying results. J. S. Hughson vt Co.
The macadam work on Main Street
should have been commenced on Octo?
ber 1st. A week has elapsed since, and
nothing is doing on the work and peo?
ple are beginning to ask why.
HAMPTON FOR SENATOR.
Coi. Wilie Jones Withdraws From
Race and Suggests That Hamp?
ton Be Elected.
Colombia, Oct. 6.-Col. Wilie Jones
State Chairman of the Democratic
party and also for sometime a candi?
date for the United States Senate has
decided to withdraw from the Senator?
ial contest. He annonnced his with
drawal yesterday in a statement which
he gave to the press, as follows :
4*I have concluded not to enter the
race for the United States senate next
year, because I feel that I cannot
give np my home business interest,
unless there be a special demand for it.
I have a \ery large personal acquain?
tance with the Democrats of this
State. Judging from letters received
and many personal interviews I feel
satisfied that my chances for the nomi
? nation to this distinguished position
would have been fully as good as that
of any candidate whose name is now
mentioned in connection with the
senatorship. I would have no politi?
cal fear to run against any man in this
State except two, namely, Senator
Tillman and Gen. Hampton, because
I believe either of them could beat me
or any other man in the State.
"By the way, I think the very best
solution of the senatorial contest
woald be for all of the young men who
are now candidates for the place to
announce their withdrawal on the
condition that Gen. Wade Hampton
accept the position and let the old
general be elected without opposition.
"Without any reflection upon any
candidate now in the field I believe that
Gen. Hampton's views on national
politics meet with the approval of
practically all the Democrats in the
State. Such a happy and gracious
event as the selection of Gen. Hamp?
ton at this particular time would make
the Democratic party of this State
absolutely irresistable and save us of
much agitation and feeling when there
is so much else for our people to do.
"I happened in 1877 to be one of the
six Democratic boys who carried Gen.
Hampton on our shoulders from the
platform where he was inaugurated
through the streets of Columbia to the
hotel, and today again it would be my
great pleasure to cooperate in elevating
him to this high position, because I
believe it would be for the good of. the
great Democratic party of my State.'*
A Cruel Husband Killed?
Camden, October 6.-A tragedy was
enacted at the Camden Cotton Mills
this morning at 5 o'clock. The mar?
riage relationship of Harry Marcus and
his wife, Hattie, had been anything
but pleasant. He would frequently
get on sprees and beat his wife out?
rageously, and he had served a sen?
tence on the county chain gang for
whipping his wife. In the early part
of the year he broke out of jail and
liberated several other prisoners at
the same time. His wife, who has
two small girls, is a laborer at the
Camden Cotton Mills. This morning
Marcus called at the house at 5 o'clock
with another man, and his wife says
she admitted him to get his trunk
upon the promise that he would not
bother her. As soon as he came in he
began cursing and threatening her,
and his wife says he advanced toward
her with an open knife. She went
into another room to avoid him, but
being followed by her husband,. who
had so often ill treated her, she fired
a pistol at him, thinking he would
stop. She says she did not try to hit
him when she fired first, but as he
kept on after her she aimed the pistol
at his body, a 32-calibre pistol, the
ball taking effect just above the breast
bone, near the neck. He walked off a
few steps and said''I'm killed," and
with this fell to the ground dead.
Magistrate Moore empanelled a jury
of inquest. B. A. Clan ton, an eye?
witness, testified that Marcus, when
he first went into the house, kissed his
wife and asked for his baby, bat when
he returned the second time, he did
not see what took place, but heard the
fuss going on. The verdict of the jury
was in accordance with above facts.
Mrs. Marcus has been committed to
jail. Capt. M. L. Smith has been re?
tained to defend her. Application for
bail will be made for the defendant.
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Plague in the Philippines.
Tacoma, Washington, October, 6.
Steamer advices say the island of Pa
nay, in the Philipines, which has been
afflicted by the plague is now visited
by famine. One hundred and thirty
deaths from starvation are reported to
have occurred at Capiz alone. To
prevent the spread of the plague
Manilla has inaugurated a war against
rats, paying two and a half cents for
each rodent delivered to the board of
health. ^ ^
Cleveland, 0., Oct. 5.-John G. Ca?
pers has been appointed by Senator
Hanna, chairman of the committee, to
fill a vacancy in the Republican nation?
al committee caused by the death of
Judge E. A. Webster o"f South Caro?
lina. Mr. Capers is at present district
Mr. W. A. Roach, auditor of the
Atlantic Coast Line, who was return?
ing from Europe with his wife, died at
sea last week. His body was forward?
ed to his home in Wilmington from
New York on Sunday.
T. B. Minis, a white man, while ^ on
his way home from Kingstree on Wed?
nesday night, drove into Black river
and drowned himself and horse. He
was drunk when he left town.
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