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TBK SUMTEB WATCHMAN, Established April, 1850.
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JOB LOT wmcaiis.
Odds and Ends and Left-Overs of I
ali Parties Meet to Organize.
|:? L?iooisyille, April 2.-The move for
lithe formationi of an allied party, com- |
m^?mag adherents of all parties opposed
??tothe Republican demands, or as the
iJcafifor-themeeting:stated, "A union
:jvof tho reform; forces, gainst plutoc
iJracy^'*: toot definite shape; this after
^p^con :wnen a convention attended by
fe' about SOO^delegates, Presenting eight-j
SgSf?tes, and as many different - parties,
^wi??ca?fed to 6p^:in ^s city. The
pl^brkxtoday was of a preliminary
^natar?y^ a temporary organization
. being . effected and committees ap-'
^pointed to prepare for the permanent
pbrgamzation. The convention ad
?jou^e^r?fc 4.30u>*clpek this afternoon
V to meet ?gain tomorrow morning.
Dragoon Guards Surprised.
London, April 2.-Lord Kitchener,
.}in a dispatch .from Pretoria made pub
?licV thisi evening, announces that the
^Second Dragoon Guards fought a
U sharp-rear guard action, near Bosch- j
oman's Kop, during the evening? of
t^March 31. Four officers are known to
^'have been wounded! No further details
Jo?casnalties have been received.
-The columncommander, : CoL
. ^Lawley, detached the dragoons with.
the object of surprising a Boer laager
^reported to have been,loeated 10 miles
least of Boschinah's Kop. The dra
^^oonsfc^rno^ the' Boers strongly post?
ed and; theburghers were subsequent?
ly largely reinforced, with the "result
^that the dragoons had to fight a hard,
-orear guard action in order to regain
?-the;main column. -The heavy firing
l caBed up CoL ?Law?ey-acd- his troops,.]
^who drove off the Boers. The latter's
loss is reported to have been heavy.
A Boer War Scandal.
. London, April 3.-The Morning
^Leader publishes the alleged story of
" the crimes which lea to the Court-:
. martial and execution of two Austral?
ian officers in South Africa, which is
just now exciting keen indignation in
The newspaper asserts that several"
officers of this particular, irregular
jcorps shot natives like rabbits and #
they are even suspected of murdering j
men of their own command." ?he inci
.:dent which led to their Court martial
was the cold-blooded executions" , by
those officers^of ten . Boers supposedly
haying ?620,000, who were journeying
to Pietersburg to surrender. The Aus?
tralians stopped the Boers, tride.them
-$y?Mock <>>urt-martialand ordered all
to- be; shot. This was done by a
squadron of the soldiers af ter some of
the non-commissioned officers had
.refused to carry out the death sen?
tence. The officers then ransacked
the Boeijwagons, but found the ?20,
000 was in Transvaal paper moriey.
Lieut Hancock^ one of the Austra?
lians concerned, /fearing a German
missionary would divulge his informa?
tion^ shot the missionary dead.
Regulation of Water Rates.
That the police power of a city ex?
tends to the regulation of water rate
is sustained in the case of Mayor, etc,
of city of Knoxville vs\ Knoxville
"Water Company, 6i Southwestern
Reporter, 1,075. The defendant water?
works company was orgnaized-under
the Knoxville city charter, authoriz
; ing the city to provide water-works
and providing that the municipal au
thorties should have the power, by
- oridnance, to regulate water rates, and
J-also providing that the act should not
interfere with the police or serrerai
powers of the municipality. The city
was one of the largest customers of the
water compay, and a reduction in the
water rates was resisted by the water
i company on the ground that the ordi?
nance impaired the obligations of prior
contracts, and was, therefore, void un?
der the Federal and Tennessee consti?
tutions. The Court does not sustain
this view, however, and points out
that the right to regulate water rates
cannot be objected to- so long as the
reasonableness of the rates is subject
to judicial review.
Advance in Cotton Predicted.
Special to The State.gT^
- New York, A Dril 2.-As to the cot?
ton situation, Theodore H. Price is?
sued this statement tonight :
"I believe prices to be on the eve
of a very sharp advance which will
shortly - carry cotton considerably
above 9 cents in New York. Receipts
are falling off with an abruptness that
indicates complete exhaustion. Ex?
ports of croton today are 42,000 bales,
or about four times the receipts. It
is becoming more and more evident
that the supply of cotton is absolutely
insufficient for the world's greqoire
ments. At present prices southern
mills are making eager inquiry in
New York for cotton to be shipped
them from here. The bears tonight
seem to be really more concerned
aboot the situation than at any time
previously this season.
"Theodore H. Price."
THE DANISH SCANDAL
Investigation Begun by a House
Washington, April L-The investiga?
tion of the charges made in connection
with the Danish West Indies purchase
was begun today before the special
commlfctee appointed by Speaker Hen?
derson. Kiels Gron, who brought the
charges to the attention of Representa?
tive Richardson, and quite a number
of interested spectators were present.
Mr.* Gron was the first witness. He
said that in-February last parties in
Copenhagen, who opposed the transfer
of the Danish West Indies to the
United States,., conferred with him
albout the Christmas report and sent
him 'here to give the facts to Congress
and. the people.
Representative Alexander, of New
York, here interposed to disclaim all
knowledge of Christmas or the Danish
Continuing, Mr. Gron told of hav?
ing, secured a note of introduction to
Gen. Grosvenor, of Ohio, of arranging
to meet the lattfer in .Washington, his.
purpose being, lier saic? to carry out
th? assurances given* at Copenhagen
that he would place the matter before
influential men, Mr. Gron! told in
great detail of bringing the papers
before Gen/ Grosvenor', who at first
seemed quite indignant, bnt later con?
cluded that it would bei proper to lay
the matter before . the Secretary of
State. Th'iswas done, and Mr. Gron
said he learned that the State depart?
ment held that it could take no action,
and that the^authorities here had in
no way committed themselves to
Gron said that after Geni Grosvenor
had decided not to proceed with the
matter, -. he (Gron) had prepared a
/statement fdr the - Associated Press -and
had asked -Mr. Crane, a newspaper
man, to send some one. from the Asso?
ciated Prress to him for the statement,,
and also to Gen. Grosvenor for assur?
ances as to. G ron's standing^ He*
learned Jater, through Mr..Crane, that
Gen. Grosvenor said he knew nothing
about it. He said he was informed
the. day after he submitted the state?
ment that the Associ ated Press could
not use it.
Afterward, he said, he submitted
his statement to several newspapers
and more or less of it was printed.
He denied reports that the whole
matter was a quarrel between Christ?
mas and himself over a commission for
the sale of therslnnds, and read" a let?
ter stating - that an old alliance be?
tween certain Danish men and Ameri?
cans in the fall of 1897 was declared
off eighteen months ago. He mention?
ed the names, of H. H. Rogers,
Charles R. Flint z.n? himself as the
Americans interested at that time in
negotiating** the.s&le of the islands.
Asked specifically regarding a state?
ment in-the Christmas report to the
effect that Rogers had agreed to ac?
complish; the'sale of the islands, for 10
per cent of the . purchase money, Mr.
Gron said that there . was no such
Mr. Gron refused to give the names
of the persons whom he said he. now
represented in this country, bnt said
they were members of the Danish
upper house. Mr. Gron was closely
questioned" as to whether a proposition
was made for Christmas and Rogers
and himself to divide the commis?
sion. He replied that there were
various proposition;?. He said he had
never .heard Rogers say that he had 26
votes in the Senate and could defeat
the negotiations, and said. he was
never present at an interview between
Christmas; and Rogers. He denied
absolutely that he (Gron) had signed:
a contract with Christmas-by which
ho (Gron) and- Rogers ?ere to have;
two-thirds or the commission. He had
never made any contract of any* char?
acter with Christmas, but the latter
had made over a power, of attorney to
him, which ?ater he (Gron) repudiat?
ed. Mr. Rogers saw Christmas, he
testified4, but once. After that Rogers
refused to see Christmas or answer his
letters or telegams.
Mr. Hitt asked specifically if he
knew what press associations were ;
referred to in the Christmas reports.
"I do not know," said Mr. Gron. *
Representative Grosvenor made a
statement at the afternoon session.
He spoke of receiving the note of
introduction and of going over the
papers with Mr. Gon. At that time
Mr. Grosvenor felt that the matter
should be looked into with a view of
ascertaining if there was any irregu?
larity. He conferred with Chairman
Cannon, of the appropriations commit?
tee, and asked that, if an appropria?
tion bill for the Danish purchase
came in, action on it be deferred until
Mr. Grosvenor returned from a West?
ern trip and had an opportunity to go
over the papers. Mr. Grosvenor later
saw Secretary Hay, who said that
there was nothing in the charges of
which cognizance should be taken.
Resuming his testimony, Mr. Gron
told of his connection with the Scan?
dinavian department of the National
Republican committee in 1896, to
which place, he said. Senator Hanna
had appointed him. Later, he said,
Senator Hanna gave him a letter of
recommendation to the two Massachu?
setts Senators, Hoar and Lodge, and
the lather in turn recommended Gron
to the President for appointment as
Mr. Gron said he was a Republican,
had canvassed for that party in 1892
and 1896, and in 1897 had been a can?
didate for the Danish mission. He
produced a letter in favor of his candi?
dacy by Senator Cullom, of Ilinois,
and endorsed by the late Senator
Davis, of Minnesota.
In reply, to specific questions he
said he knew of no Senator or Repre?
sentative who had been bribed or
whom anyone had attempted to bribe.
At the State d?pannent he had only
personally seen Mr. Hassan.
Mr. Gron was then excused.
Chairman Dalzell" announced that
he had summoned Abner McKinley.
Col. Brown and Fischer Hansen, and
that they would appear on Thursday.
R??SS TO PAY MONEY TO ABBEY.
Son of the Dead Millionaire Will
Continue Support to the Battle
Abbey Begun by His Father.
Atlanta Journal, April L
The Bo-uss Confederate hall, by
which name the Battle Abbey will be
known, will not be affected by the
death of the famous philanthropist, as
many have snpposed. This and other
matters have been determined during
the meeting of the board of trustees of
the Confederate Memorial association
The remainder of the subscription
of Charles Broadway Rouss, which
amounts to $40,000, will be paid by his
son, P. W. Rouss, as soon as . the
proper time arrives.
The board of trustees also decided
during th? meeting here that in the
Rouss Confederate hall will be a
memorial to the memory o? Charles
Broadway Rouss. It will be a tablet
of marble, artistically engraved, but
the wording has not been selected.,
At the bottom of ,it, sunk into the
tabled will be. a bust of Charles
Broad way \ Rouss.
These statements are made by Col?
onel A. G. Dickinson, of New York*
who is entrusted -with ft?t authority
to act for the Rouss est?te. Colonel
Dickinson is himself well known in
the south. He is/the .'f^her of the
Confederate Veterans* rcamp of New
York, was one of ;4&e?pra^
erecting the Confederate monument in
Mount Hope cemetery, New York, and
with the aid of ^ Mr. Joseph Jefferson
and .Miss May Irwin, who gave a
benefit^ performance, raised a fund;
that is sufficient to bury ali the dead
of the New York camp for all time.
Colonel Dickinson yesterday made'
the following statement regarding the
Ro?ss Confederate Hall :-.
.'The matter.of locality has not been
definitely settled, but there is. a
decided leaning to Richmond.
'.The. money still tobe raised to
complete th? $Mj0,000, in order that
the RousS subscription can be paid in
full according' to the understanding,
is not a large amount and the board
of trustees is sanguine in regard to
raising it in a short time.
"Of the Rouss subscription $60,000
is; already in the hands of the treas?
urer, and the balance $40,000 will be
paid in as soon as the board of trustees
are in a situation to ask for it. The
chartered organization ;.is. known as
the Confederate Memorial Association,
but the building will be called th?
Rouss Confederate Hall.
"The board of trustees are how
working very harmoniously, and the
southern people will be kept informed
of the progressif the work."
Theietter of P. W. Rouss to Colonel
Dickinson, which settles what was
formerly a matter of doubt, dated in
New York on March 19th, of this year
is as follows :
"Colonel A. G.- / Dickson, 1123
Broadway, New York. :
" My rjear Sir-As you have agreed
to meet the board of trustees of the
Confederate Memorial association at
Atlanta on the 28th and 29th of this
month, and as it may not be under?
stood exactly the position you occupy
in relation to my father's (Charles
Broadway Rouss' ) estate in connection
with' the affairs of this association,
will state for the information of all
concerned that you are the only repre?
sentative empowered to act touching
all matters that have arisen or' may
arise in the board of trustees or in the
Confederate Veteran camps, or with
any officers who now haye or may haw
?any connection with the Confederate
Memorial association. In fact your
relations are just the same as they
were during the lifetime of my father.
We feel cocfident you will not only
protect th? interests of my father's
?state, but the general interests bf th?
association. We believe that you
thoroughly understand his views and
intentions, and have done so since the
earliest conception of this enterprise,
and having had from him 'full author?
ity to act, I without hesitation confirm
"I will add that I am ready at any
time to pay th? remainder of the $100,
000 subscribed by my father, $60,000
having already been paid, whenever
the association shall have collected
and gathered into its treaseury a sum
sufficient to warrant further payments
according to the agreement. I desire
to say also that it was the understand?
ing of my father that, under no cir?
cumstances, was his subscription to
be liable or subject to any expense of
collection, as the .money was always
ready to be paid on demsad, subject
only to the conditions of the agree?
"I beg that there shall be as little
delay as possible in bringing the mat?
ter to a speedy conclusion, and wish?
ing you every success, remain very
trulv, von friend.
''P. W. Seuss."
The Carpet-Baggers' Case.
Washington, "March 31.-Efforts are
being made by the friends of Estes G.
Rathbone to get a pardon for him from
the sentence of the Havana Court.
Senator Himna^has requested the
President to issue a pardon for Rath?
bone, but this the latter has declined
to do. The President, however, has
promised to send for the papers in the
case and have them thoroughly review?
ed. It is stated that unless he finds
something radically wrong he will
allow the verdict to stand.
The Post will say tomorrow that
Senator Hanna proposes to introduce
a bill, which will provide for the
trial of Rathbone before a Court in
the United States, under American
law and American methods. The
Senator claims that under our laws
evidence not "admissible under the
Cuban procedure will aid Rathbone,
rhe Post will say:
"It is quite likely, of course, that
some consideration will be shown to
Reeves, who became State's evidence,
and action in his case may be expected
soon after Gen. Wood's return to Cuba, j
MASONS ON A LARK.
Shriners Do Not Represent Seri?
ous Side of Grand Lodge.
Grand Master Walter M. White?
head, of the South Carolina Grand
Lodge, contributes ,a card to the
Charleston Evening Post Thurs?
day, called "Drawing the distinction
between Ancient Free Masonry and
tjne order of the Mystic Shrine' ' with
the end in view that the public should
not confuse the serious order with the
amusement branch of Masonry, about
which so much is being written and
talked now in connection with the
coming celebration of'Shriners day" at
the-Exposition. Grand Master White?
head, explains that the Mystic Shrine
with all its amusements and attrac?
tions is not Masonry, although the
only prerequisit? for membership in the
Mystic Shrine is that the applicant
must be either a Knight Templar or a
Mason of the 32nd degree of the Scot?
Among other things Grand Master
Whitehead states :
It is to be expected that the "pro?
fane,''the uninitiated who has never
learned .the beautiful system of moral?
ity that Masonry inculcates, may con:
elude from the absurd, farcical parad?
and the reference to * ' hot sands, ""hot
air, " ' * sober camels, " " astute astrol-.
oger, " ** rope ends, "and other fantastic
and nonsensical terms, that Masonry is
unworthy the attention of serious and
Such, however, is not the case.
The Shrine should not be -confounded
with the Masonic system, as it is
-neither Masonry nor a branch .of
Masonry.- While it diverts its mem?
bers and amuses the gaping crowd the
grand old order of the Masonic frater?
nity, which has survived the criticism
of centuries of inquiring thought, sur?
vived the hostility of crowned and
mitered heads, grown grander as it
has grown older, which has secured
the': fealty of sages, philanthropists
and -patriots, which has dried the tears
of orphanage, hushed the wail of
widowhood, helped the stranger to
friends and the poor to benefactors
will continue to move forward down
the centuries undisturbed and undis?
mayed by the silly pranks and foolish
antics of the Mystic Shrine.
Oleomargarine Hard Hit.
Washington, April 3.-At the con?
clusion of a Kyely debate today the
senate passed the so-called oleomarga?
rine bill by a vote of 39 to 31.
Tile discussion was largely in the
nature of a reenforcement of previous
arguments on both sides.
The measure as passed by the sen?
ate differs in some respects from that
passed by the house of repr?sent?t i vs.
It provides that oleomargarine and
kindred-, products shall be subject to
all the laws and regulations of any
State or territory or the District of
Columbia into which they are trans?
ported, whether in original packages
or otherwise, that any person who
sells oleomargarine and furnishes it for
the use of others except to his own
family, who mix with it any artificial
coloration that causes it to look like
butter shall be held to be a manufac?
turer and shall be subject to the tax
provided by existing law ; that upon
oleomargarine colored so>as to resem?
ble butter a tax of 10 cents a pound
shall be levied, but upon oleomarga?
rine not colored the tax shall be one
fourth of one cent per pound; that
upon adulterated butter a tax of 10
; cents a pound shall be levied; and
upon all process butter the tax shall
be one-fourth of one per cent, per
pound. Tho manufacturers of process
or renovated or adulterated butter
shall pay. au annual tax of $600, the
wholesale dealers shall pay a tax of $480
and tho retailers a tax of .$84 per
annum. The.measure pro vides'regula?
tions for the collection of the tax and
prescribes minutely how the various
products are to he prepared for market
A Mill Crisis in Augusta.
Augusta, Ga., April 2.- The fol?
lowing notice, signed by the president
of the mill in which it was posted, was
put on the bulletin board in every
mill in the Augusta district today:
''.Owing to the demand made on the
King Manufacturing Company for an
advance of 10 per cent., accompanied
by a notiee that if not granted its
operatives would refuse to work after
Saturday, April 5, and said demand
having been refused, notice is hereby
given to the employees of this com?
pany that should such a strike be
inaugurated this mill will close indefi
citelv on the eve of Tuesday,
This order is a result of the action
by the Manufacturers' Association to
fight the unions. It means that if the
strike goes on in the King Mill, as
scheduled, every mill in Augusta,
Graniteville, Aiken, Warrenville,
Vaucluse and Langley will be closed,
throwing 10,000 operatives out of
work. Union leaders insist that the
strike will take place on Monday, al?
though many operatives are opposed
Never Another Skate.
Senator Bacon, of Georgia, is clean
shu ven and bald-headed. Once when
a young man, he wore long, flowing
side whiskers. When the roller skat?
ing craze of 15 or 20 years ago struck
Georgia, Bacon was the crack skater
of his town. One night he was out on
the floor of the rink making fancy
figures, when two amateurs, hand in
hand, bore down on him. He tried to
get out of the way, hut couldn't.
The two skaters bumped into the
embryo senator. One caught hold of
his whiskers on one side and tbe_ other
took a grip on the other side. Yelling
with pain, Bacon, tried to shake them .
off, but they clang until all three went
to the floor together. .
Bacon got up, took off his skates,
went home and shaved. Since that
time he hasn't worn either a skate ^or
a whisker.-Baltimore News.
THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
lt Will Meet in Columbia at
Noon on May 21
Columbia, April 3.-The Democratic
State executive committee tonight
ordered the State Convention to be
held in Columbia on May 21 at noon.
During the day quite a number of
members of the committee suggested
that it would be a good idea to hold
the Convention in Charleston in view
of the Exposition then being at its
best, the cheap rates and the general
desire to go to Charleston. The Ex?
position authorities promptly acted
upon the suggestion made in good
spirit by members of tW'committee,
and extended formal invitations that
the Convention meet in Charleston.
Before the meeting of the committee
those who advocated the Charleston
idea thought the proposition would be
overwhelmingly adoptedand gladly ac?
cepted, but when the committee- met
constitutional objections were made
and the expected support faded down .
to seven votes as against twenty-one.
The Boer Flag of Truce.
Pretoria, Wednesday, April 2.
Communciations have passed between
President Steyn and the Transvaal'
mission at Kr??nstad, but nothing is
yet known of the result. The major?
ity of the military men and civilians
here expect more from the continual
pressure of the troops .than - from the
present neogtiations. It is pointed
out that once before, when hard press?
ed, fthe T-ransvaalers showed a desire
for peace, but this was promptly over?
ridden by President Steyn. Nothing
in i the present situation,, so far as
known, indicates that President Steyn
is less irreconcilable than" previously.
Indeed, the known facts seem to point
to a greater determination to continue
WHAT IS THE MATTER NOW?
Durban, Natal, April 3.-General
traffic is closed throughout the- whole
country north of -the Tugelo River.
The region is stoutly protected by
lines of block houses extending from "
Ladysmith. Permits are required to
enable people to proceed- beyond
Colenso. The town guards at. Lady?
smith. Dundee and Newcastle are un?
der arms and have been recruited to
their full strength.
Augusta Operatives Determined.
? Augusta, April 3.-At a meeting of
the local textile onion tonight the
operatives decided to disregard the
notice posted yesterday in the mills
and a strike was d?f?nitely ordered,
into effect in the King mill Monday,
April 7. The action is somewhat , a
surprise to mill men, the general
belief being that sufficient organiza?
tion was lacking for such a move and
they now contend the decision is forced
by a few leaders over the wishes of a
majority of operatives.
Want to Buy the Gallows.
The gallows' which was used in the
execution of Oliver Greer at the coun?
ty jail has not been torn down. There
are several murder cases to be tried at
the next term of court and Sheriff
Green has an idea that he may need it
again. Anyway, he says, he won't
have it torn down yet awhile.
Several citizens have been wanting
to buy the gallows with a view of
building a chicken house out of it.
They believe that a chicken house
built of the lumber in the gallows
would be forever safe from the de?
predations of chicken thieves.
But the sheriff won'i make any
promises. He says that if it is found
that the county will not have any
further need for the gallows he may
buy it himself. . The sheriff keeps
chickens and he says he might as well
have a ?hief-proof chicken house as
anybody else.-Anderson Mail.
Don't Let Them Suffer.
Often children are tortured with itching
and burning eczema and other skin dis?
eases bat Bucklen's Arnica Salve heals the
raw sores, expels infiammatioii, leaves the
skin without a scar. Clean, fragrant,
cheap, there's no salve on earth as good.
Try it. Care guaranteed. Only 25c at
JFW DeLorme. 4 . j
. Copenhagen, April 3.-Durng an all
day executive sesson today the Lands- ,
thing, the upper house, discussed, with j
no result, the treaty providing for the *
sale of the Danish West Indian Islands ?:
to the United States. The probabili-1,
ties now are that the Landsthing will ?'
reject it unless ? plebiscite provision j ]
is attached. J ;
Allahabad, British India, April 3.- ;
Hudda Mullah, the fanatic, who has ?
in the past endeavored to embroil ;
Great Britain and Afghanistan has
started for Cabul, the capital of Afgha?
nistan, with 5.000 armed followers. It
is feared that his arrival at Cabul will
cause disturbances, as the widow of ^
the late Ameer is opposed to him. 5
- - - ]
Don't Let Them Suffer. \
Often children are tortured with itching I
nud barning eczema and other skin dis- <
eases but Bucklen's Arntca Salve heals the s
raw sores, expels inflammation, leaves the 1
skin without a scar. Clean, fragrant, I
chead, there's no salve on earth as good, i
Try it. Cure guaranteed. Ouly 25c at J x
FWDeLorme's. 4 r
Makes the food more del*
BOYAU BAWNO POWPEt
AL SPALDING RESIGNS.
Base Ball War at Last Settled.
New York, April 2.-The National
league baseball war is practically end?
ed. A. G. Spalding has resigned his
claim as chief executive of the big
organization and the office will be
tendered to Wm. C." Tempfe of Pitts?
burg. There will be no further con?
test in the courts. It! was'decided to
play under the same, rules as last
year. The foul strike rule was incor?
porated in the book of rules.
It was decied that tbepitcher should'
not have more than one ^minute in'
which to warm up prior to. any one
inning before deliveryvpf the ballshe
not being allowed to deliver more than
five balls before the? pl?yjr?
STATE H??SE NQT READY.
Th? Governor has. cancelled; the call,
issued for a meeting ot- the, sinking:
fund and State House commission
which was to have been nel&at 12 m.
on April 8, 1902.s A? i?e/^ork on the
State^Hpuse wi? not: be> re^i^vf or final
inspection on |Apriltihfe meeting > ol
the State House, ffimmj?Bf?m/ and of
the sinking fund wrH-nbtjje held.
Receiver for Anvil: Insurance Cb?
Savannah, Ga.;, April 2. - John Mor?
ris was appointed receiver for the?
Anvil Insurance company this evening
upon the application of dissatisfied
policy holdefs. The company recently
sold put to the American Guild and it
is claimed by the policy holders that;
the face value of their policies was to
be cut down.
Assassinated in Edgefield.
Augusta, Ga., April 2.-W. L. Col?
lins, a farmer of Edgefield county, :
South Carolina, was assassinated by
negro highwaymen, five miles from.
Augusta in Carolina this afternoon.'
George Woods was driving with Col?
lins and resisted a hold up when the
negroes fired upon them, killing Coir'
lins and slightly wounding Woods. -
The negroes escaped. .
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LTtle Rock, Ark., . April 2.-Au?
thentic returns give the following,
revised-figures on the . United; States
seiiatorshtip : For Jas. Pl Clark, 74
members of the general assembly : Jas.
K. Jones, 47 ; doubtful 14^ There are
135' members and the number required :
to elect as senator is 68. ' The election
bf Clark is now assured.
Gaffney, April 2:-Last night be?
tween 8 and 9 o'clock, a negro known
here as Billy Blueshirt,".snot and killed
a negro woman named Cora ?Rice.
Blueshirt left at once and is being
hunted. Another negro hamed Bud
Lochart has been arrested by Sheriff
Thomas as accessory and placed in
jail. . ; i _ v
The railroad commissioners have
been invited. to*inspect the line of
railroad between Lumberton and Ma?
rion. The inspection is to take place
during the week ending April 12 i at ?
such time as the commissioners decide/
upon. The road is a feeder "of they
Seaboard Air Line at Lumberton,. andi
connects wi tn the Atlantic Coast Line-,
at Marion. Iri s 41 miles long.
Rome, Ga., April 1.-Walter Allen^.
a negro charged , with attempting to>
criminally assault Miss Blossom
Adamson, a 15-year-old girl in this-;
city yesterday afternoon-: "was taken
from jail tonight by 4.06Q-.people, who
battered the prison doors down, andi
hanged him to an electric light pole im
the principal portion of this" city. - Ai,
volley was fired afterward: and fully a
thousand bullets entered^ the nergo's
As Major Gorgas is about to give
way to a Cuban sanitary , officer for
Havana, he*thus sums up the work he
has. done: "The army took charge of
the health department of Havana when
deaths were occurring at the rate of
21,252 per year. It gives it up with,
deaths occuring at the rate of 57720
per year. It took charge with small?
pox epidemic for years. It gives it up
with not a single case having occurred
in the city for over eighteen months.**
Although the city is as populous' as
New Orleans, in January there were
but five deaths from typhoid fever and
three from diptheria. From Septem?
ber 28 to the date of the report not a
case of yellow fever occurred, although
the disease had been epidemic there
for two hundred years. Major Gorgas
believes that the mosquito is the sole
carrier of yellow fever germs, and he
has waged war on that insect accord?
ingly. How thoroughly he has done
bis work in that respect sufficiently
appears from the statement that "in
January 17,000 houses were inspected
and in only ll were larvae found.'*
He Kept His Leg.
Twelve years ago J. W. Sullivan, of
dartford, Conn., stratched his leg with a
rusty wire. Inflammation and blood
poisoning set in. For two years he suifer
?d intensely. Then the best doctors urged
imputation, "bat," he writes, ktI used one
jottle of Electric Bitters and 1 1-2 boxes
>f Bucklen's Arnica Salve and my leg was
-ound and well as ever." For Emptions,
Sczema, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Sores and all
>lood disorders Electric Bitters has no
iva! on earth. Try them. J F W DeLormc
rill guarantee satisfaction or refund
nohey. Only 50 cents. 4
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