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DEATH DEALING TORNADO.
Union County Storm-Swept Sun?
iber of Persons Killed-Many Houses
Destroyed and Factories Damaged.
Union, S. C., May 25.-This place
was visited this afternoon by a tem?
?ale tornado. The storm came from the
>rth, and it seems there was also
ie from the southwest, meeting in
vicinity. It played havoc, four
kths and considerable loss of prop
by being the results. The storm
>m the north was preceded by a
ivy rain and what appeared to be a
mass, about one hundred yards
le. It traveled with great speed
l? people barely had time to get in
>rs before the storm was upon the
>wn. The wing of the storm passed
along Main Street and blew several
store doors open, doing more or less
Knitting Mill Hill, south of the
town, caught the full force of the
tornado, which blew down the school
house and two residences, converting
them literally into kindling wood.
The occupants flew from one of the
'hzmses before it went to pieces and
took refuge in another near by, but
this house was also crushed to splin?
In this house Misses Sallie Hart
and Annie Lawson were instantly
Mrs. Maxey Sims died in an hour
and her little daughter Weva died
about 9 o'clock. Maxey Sims
?caped with a broken finger.
Mr. Lee Sims received two bad cuts
ca the head from falling timbers and j
was internally injured.
Mr. Mabry snstained a fractured
shoulder and had his leg badly
burned by a stove falling on him,
and he was internally injured. His
case may prove fatal.
Mrs. Lee Sims received a bad but
not fatal cut on the head.
Mrs. Mabry and her two children
escaped with slight injuries.
It took some time to get" the victims
from the debris. Every physician in
town was soon upon the scene, also
President Nicholson and Manager
Gauit of the Excelsior Knitting mills
and willing hands assisted in relieving
the sufferers as much as possible.
The news spread rapidly and the
"hill was soon full of people from town,
anxious to render every assistance
possible. Everything that the famil?
ies had was destroyed.
Jonesville reports in a telegram to j ^
Hiss Lawson, the lady who was kill?
ed, that the storm was fearful at that
place and one of her family had been
killed there. Miss Lawson was dead
when the telegram arrived.
Pacolet Mills, May 25.-A cyclone
passed through here this afternoon,
traveling west to south, doing consid?
erable damage-one killed, several
hurt, five dwellings and a number of
tenement houses blown down. Big
damage to crops and timber.
A Negro Republican Candidate.
Ed Thompson, a negro, who has been
connected with the postal service in
.Columbia for some years, says he has
been recommended for the Republican [
nomination for congress from this dis?
trict, and will run He has been of?
fered, he says, some positions in the
service to ""shut his mouth," and
has refused them. Thompson says the
Columbia postmaster has been "fight?
ing him. He opens his campaign for
congress this week and will stump the
ntire district. He says he is in the
race to the finish and as a Republican
will ran "irrespective of the wishes
of Ensor or other McLaurin people."
j Biggest Cotton mil in the World.
South Carolina has one man who is
a self-made maru tc use a much abased
expression. It is W. B. S. Whaley, who
has forged his way to the foremost
rank as a mill engineer. In the Olym?
pia mill at Columbia he has one of the
fangest in the country. He left yes?
terday for Kansas City, Mississippi,
where we are informed he will build
the largest cotton mill in the world : a
juill that will contain. 45 acres of floor
space and will be capitalized at $10,
"000,000. It is estimated that the mill
village, which will be in the suburbs
of Kansas City, will comprise about
25,000 people. Our informant stated
he carried with him to Kansas Citv
$4,000,000 in certified checks and other
papers as good as cash with, which to
commence work. Very little, if any,
cotton grows right around Kansas
City, but labor conditions are favor?
able to manufacturing cotton and coa i
is plentiful and cheap.-York vi lie
The Martinique Disaster.
The London Post this morning pub?
lishes a dispatch from the island of St.
Lacia, dated May 24, which says that
St. Pierre is now completely covered
with lava and that it will be danger?
ous to approach the place until the
covering hardens. Ash showers and
detonations continue, says the dis?
Fort de France, according to thc
Post's correpsondent, is safe, bur the
people are apprehensive lest the light?
ning flashes shall fire the hundreds of
tons of explosives stored in the fort iii -
cationm The inhabitants are fleeing.!
Horses Strangely Affected.
Mr. Tilomas Livingston, of Elioree,
writes the governor as folk)'.vs :
"I have tour sick horses, one dead, j
the others affected the same way.
They eat hearty. They are affected
in front legs and head : tremble in
legs and hold head down, getting it
under trough and don't seem able to
get it out. "Would like you to send
^veterinary surgeon here at once. Seve?
ral of my neighbors have lost horses
and have others sick the same way."
The governor has wired President
Hartzog of Clemson, asking that the
college veterinary be sent to Elioree
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THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA.
Current Events in the Palmetto
State Laconically Recorded.
The plum crop in many places in
Lexington|County is a failure and the
young peaches are dropping in large
Rev Dr. John W. Shackleford, an
Episcopal clergyman, aged SO years, a
native of Georgetown, died in Sara?
toga, N. Y., on Sunday.
The indications point to a record
breaking year in cotton production in
South Caroilna. Everywhere the
stands are remarkably fine.
Prof. L. B. Haynes, of Leesville
Female College, ha's gone to Colum?
bia, to take charge of the Way of Faith
until an editor can be .elected.
There is much complaint concerning
the ravages of the Colorado potato bug
infLexington County, and many are
trying to destroy this insect by the
application of paris green.
One day last week a ilttle son of
Willie Wessinger, of Lexington Coun?
ty, fell from a lumber laden wagon
and sustained injuries from the effects
of which he died in an hour.
Columbia experienced a severe rain
storm Sunday atfernoon. In five
minutes after? the rain began the
mercury had dropped from 92 to 68, a
drop of 24 degrees, something ex?
The annual meeting of the State
Fe<}eration of Women's Club was held
in Greenville, last week. The organi?
zation is in a highly flourishing con
diion. Mrs. Mattie 0. Patterson, of
Greenville, was elected president.
Greenville is to have another cotton
mill. The capital stock will be $200,
300 and it will be under the manage?
ment of John T. Woodside, presi?
dent, and his brother, J. D. Wood?
side, of Gainesville, Ga, will be treas
A heavy wind, rain and hail storm
swept over a portion of Florence Coun?
ty Sunday afternoon. In localities
3rops were pelted to pieces by hail
and windows were blown in or broken.
Trees and fences were felled, but no
lives were lost.
Mrs. Rosa Edwards, of the cotton
mill village at Laurens, was shot
while standing in the piazza of her
cottage at 9 o'clock at night about a
week ago. Walker.Ed wards is charged
with the murder, though some hold
that it was a case of suicide.
The work of construction of the Co?
lumbia glass factory will be com?
menced in a few days. It will cost
>60,000. It is expected that the fac?
tory will be kept quite busy supplying
the State dispensary with bottles. It
will be the largest establishment of the
iind in the South.
Mr Fielding Fant, who lived about
sight miles from Abbeville, committed
suicide Monday. He pl?ced a shot?
gun under his chin and discharged .the
ion ten ts, ^ which passed entirely
.hrough his head. "Death was instan?
taneous. Mr. Fant was about85years
Did and leaves a wi?e and several chii
Iren. He had been in bad heatlh for
jome years and this was the third at
;empt to end his life.
A movement is taking shape by a
Baltimore syndicate having for its ob
?ect the establishment of a line of
river boats from Colubmia to George?
town. A representative of tho syndi
iate has been in Columbia in the in-1
:erest of the enterprise and claims he
;an put boats on the Congaree river
within sixty days. The movement so
'ar has not met with the success
vhich might have been expected in
The Secretary of State has granted,
i charter to Columbia's recently re?
organized "Richland Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,"
3f which Capt. W. D. Starling is pres?
ident. Mr. D. R. Flenniken vice
president, ?and Mr. C. B. Simmons,
secretary. The society hopes to get
to work at once, and will see that
many of the suffering animals now
appearing on Columbia's streets dis?
appear until in proper condition for
The Lancaster Ledger notes as an
indication of the scarcity of money
that the sales of the dispensary were
25 per cent less last month than for the
same month last year*
The State Pre3S Association will
meet ir annual convention in George?
town tomorrow morning, Anelaborate
program lias been arranged. The
members and their accompanying
ladies will be handsomely entertained
by the good poeple of the old city on
The Langley Baptist Church,
ttl rough Rev. George P. White, as
moderator, and J. F. Morris, as
church* clerk, has appealed to the
Christian public to contribute to the
support of the distressed and suffering
in Langley and vicinity, in conse?
quence of the lockout in the cotton
That Clemson sopohomre rebellion
is bearing fruit in Greenwood. One
of the boys in the tenth grade failed
to pass the examination and of course
could not get his certificate that he
had completed the course of study.
Thereupon the rest of the class "wont
on a strike" and served notice on the
board that they would not gradnate
unless the boy who failed was allowed
to graduate. And the board actually
took thc matter under consideration.
In thc Episcopal State Convention
held at Georgetown there was an in?
teresting debate over a resolution ex?
tending sympathy to the operatives in
Horse Creek Valley and calling on the
mill men to reopen the mills. It was
thought by the majority of thc con?
vention that it would bo unwise and
radical for the church to take any part
in the battle between labor and capi?
tal, except to perform the duty of the
church in giving aid where there was
physical or spiritual suffering ; so the
resolution was modified in accordance
with this view.
-The General Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
has assigned work for Bishop A. Coke
Smith in the ninth district, as fol?
lows: Western North Caroilna, Mon?
roe, November 19: North Carolina,
Wilmington, November 26: Alabama,
Montgomery, December 10; Florida,
Quincy, December 12; ^Baltimore*
Fredericks burg, Va;, March 25.
TORNADO IN DARLINGTON.
Pee Dee Oil Mill Blown Down.
Negro Child Killed. Crops
Damaged by Hail.
j Special to Daily Item.
Darlington, May 26.-This place has
j been again visited by a destructive
j storm of a cyclonic nature, and consid
j era ble damage, was done to property
and one life lost.
Yesterday afternoon, after several
houjs of very sultry and oppressive
atmospheric conditions dark clouds
gathered suddenly and swept over the
town, acccompanied by a violent and
terrifying electric display and a heavy
downpour of rain and hail.
The wind for a few minutes was
intensely violent, and in the path of
j the storm, which passed over the sub
i urbs of the city, buildings, fences and
trees were swept away.
I The Pee Dee Oil Mills suffered the
greatest damage. The seed houses,
warehouse and mill building were
blown down and almost completely
demolished. The engine and boiler
room, however, escaped with little
Several negro houses were blown
down, and one negro, a child, about
twelve years old, was struck by a
heavy timber and instantly killed.
Several other negroes were slightly in?
Th Pee Dee Oil Mill, which is own?
ed by the Virginia-Carolina Co., will
be rebuilt immediately and will be
ready for business when the cotton
The hail and heavy rainfall did
much damage to growing crops, espe?
cially tobacco, in the immediate vi?
cinity of the town, and the damage
probably extended to other parts of
the county, but as to the extent of the
damage no reports have been received.
THE FESTIVE CANDIDATE.
? Formidable Crop in the Scram?
ble for the Spoils of Office.
There will be no end of candidates
in the two campaign parties. Quite a
number of possible candidates are still
in the background, needing but little
encouragement to - enter the several
contests. Governor McSweeney has
had nothing to say as to his inten?
tions. Secretary of State Cooper,
who a few months ago was talking of
running for governor, is likewise
quiet. But there are prospectively 3S
candidates for the*senate and State
offices and 17 for congressional honors,
making a total of 55. This list of
prospective candidates includes all
those who have made positive an?
For the United States Sente-"Wm.
Elliott, Beaufort: George Johnstone,
Newberry; John J. Hemphill, Ches?
ter: D. S. Henderson Aiken; A. C.
Lat'mer, Anderson ; John Gary Evans,
For-Governor-D. C. Heyward, Col?
ler?n; W J. Talbert, Edgsfield: M.
F. Ansel, Greenville; James H. Till?
man, Edgefield; L. J. Williams,
Edgefield; W. H. Timmerman, Saluda
For Lieutenant Governor-Cole L. j
Blease, Newberrv ; F. B. Garv, Abbe
ville; John T. Sloan, Richland: S. G.
For Secretary of State-J. T. Gantt,
Spartanburg: J. Harvey "Wilson,
Sumter: J. Tom Austin, Greenville.
For Attorney General-U. X. Gun?
ter, Jr.. Spartanburg; W. F. Steven?
For Comptroller General-W. E.
Sharpe, Lexington : G. L. Walker,
Greenville: A. W. Jones, Abbeville;
L. C. Clyburn, Lancaster.
For Adjutant General-Col. Jno. j
D. Frost, Richland : Col. J. C. Boyd,
Greenville : George D. Rouse, Charles?
ton ; Capt. Jno. M. Patrick, Ander?
For State Treasurer-R. H. Jen?
For Superintendent of Education
John J. McMahan, Richland: O. B.
Martin, Laurens? ArthurKibler, New?
For Railroad Commissioner-J. C.
Wilborn, York: W. Boyd Evans,
Marion : Jno. G. Soblev, Fairfield ;
John G. W?lling, Fairfield: H. J.
Kinard, 'Greenwood : James Cansler,
First District-T. W. Bacot, Charles?
ton: Geo. S. Legare, Charleston; M.
C. Galluchat, Clarendon.
Second-G. Duncan Bellinger, Barn?
well ; G. W. Croft, Aiken : J. W.
Third-?. Marion Rucker, Ander?
son: D. Wyatt Aiken, Abbeville;
Geo. E. Prince, Anderson.
Fourth-Jos. T. Johnson, Spartan?
burg: Stanvarne Wilson, Spartanburg.
Fifth-D." E. Finiev, York: J. W.
Floyd, Kershaw: W. B. Wilson, York;
T. J. Strait, Lancaster.
Sixth-R. B. Scarborough. Horry.
Seventh-A. F. Lever, Lexington :
J. B. McLaughlin, Orangeburg.-The
?mm IN COLLISION
Engineer Cavin Fatally injured.
Every Man cf Beth
Cl arleston, May 2G.- There was n
head-end collision between a Plant
sytem and an A. G. L. freight engine
at the four mile carve, near Charleston,
at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. The
two engines were running at a high
rate of speed and when they struck
both were almost total Iv demolished.
Enigneer G. W Cavin of the A. C.
L. was seriously injured and it is
feared he cannot recover. Every man
of the two train crews was more orlos
injured. The accident was the result
of one of the engineers misunder?
standing his or'ie rs.
Almost continuos shocks, presumably
of earthquake, were felt at St Augus?
tin, Fla., from 9 until midnight
Thursday night. The earthquake
was accompanied by a succession of
short but decisive reports like distant
cannonading, seemingly from far out
at sea. The sounds where unlike
thunder, having no reverberating roll,
and were acocmpanied by decided trem?
ors, while the sky in the southeast was
with a glow.
THE PHILIPPINES WON'T PAY.
The Islands Will be of Benefit to
A temperate and skilfully prepared
speech was delivered in the United
States Senate Friday on the Philip?
pines bill by Mr. Dr.bois, of Idaho.
He confined hirnseh almost entirely
to a discussion of the commercial and
industrial aspects of tthe Philippine
question, Iiis purpose being to snow
that it would bo a disadvantage to the
people of this country to retain the
islands. This Government's activity
in the Philippines also would serve to
arouse China fronVher lethargy, and,
once aroased, the dragon would de?
vour t^e trade of the world. Mr.
Dubois reviewed at length the agri
cultural resources of Japan and Chi?
na, with a view to showing that, with
their advantages of cheap labor, they
would be able to control the markets
of the Orient, including the Philip
Mr Dubois contended that little ad?
vantage in holding the Philippines
would accrue to the people of the Uni?
ted States, except possiby to the'capi
talist, who would go into the islands
and obtain under concessions great
tracts of land, which they would de?
vote to the cultivation of sugar, to?
bacco and cotton, to which the land
was peculiarly well adapted. These
products eventually would come into
competition with the same products in
this country, the result being detri?
mental to both American capital and
Mr. Dubois expressed the fear that,
with the cheap labor available in the
Philippines, our retention of the isl?
and would result seriously to Ameri?
can labor as well as to the American
manufacturers. Manufactures ulti?
mate! v would spring up in the islands
and their products would come into
competition directly with the products
i of this country in the markets of the
! An earnest and forcilbe reply to Mr.
! Dubois was made by Mr. Beveridge, of
Indiana, who contended that the devel?
opment of China's resources would be
of advantage in trade and commerce
to the United States, as the industrial
development of other nations had
been. The argument of Mr. Dubois,
he insisted, was refuted by all the facts
as it had been demonstrated that our
exports had increased most rapidly to
those countries in which internal
development vvas increasing, as there?
by the people of those countries were
the better able to purchase from the
United States. This certainly would
be as true of China as it had been
of other nations. As the country was
developed the wants of the . people
would increase and so would our op?
portunity to supply these wants.
Japan had had recently a wonderful
development and along with that devel?
opment or exports had increased from
about $3,000,000 a vear, to more than
$29,000,000 a year. This would be
true of China. The exports to China
from outside countries amounted to
about $250,000,000 a year and he be
lieved that it would be possible easily
for the United States to secure one
half of that trade. The Philippines,
he maintained, were a door to the
THE KINS MILL STRIKERS.
Must Return to Work at Once or
Give Up Their Houses.
There will be the first serions devel
opment in the reopening of the King
mill Monday afternoon, says an Au
gusta dispatch, when the operatives
who have not returned to work will be
requested to vacate King mill houses
that they may be filled by operatives
from other places who are willing to
go to work. A legal paper will be
served on all the occupants of these
houses who are not at at work Monday
morning to vacate by Monday night
or go to work. President Thomas said
on Satnrday that he wanted to give
the striking operatives every show in
the world and was doing all he could
'to get them to go back to work. He
says he is thoroughly satisfied with
the manner in which the? mills are
running, that a number of hands re?
turned to work that morning who
were not at work on Friday, and he
had been notified that those who
went to the country at the time the
strike went into effect to live on farms
would return to the city Monday
j morning, to go to work. Besides
these, he says he has a mnmber of
engagements with operatives who
will be ready to go to work at that
The position of the mill officials
is not to put the matter of vacating
the houses in the manner of a threat,
but to co slowly and give the idle
operatives all the time to decide. Mr.
Thomas says he thinks as soon as they
realize the mill will continue to run.
whether they stay out or not, they will
change their minds and go to work.
He says he is not fighting a thing in
tho world but the demand for a 10 per
THE STRIKE ENDED.
All of the cotton manufactories in
what is known as the Augusta district
went into opcraiton today (Monday). I
Tho strike in the King mill is broken ?
and the lockout is declared o:?.
Little Hope fer Dr. Palmer.
Now Orleans. May 25.- -Dr. Palmer's
condition is considered very unfavora?
ble and he is gradna!ly lapsing into
unconsciousness. There seems little
hope for the distinguished divine,
who was injured in a trolley accident
several weeks ago.
- i- ?II i -
A bill will be introduced in the Cu
I ban house of representatives provid?
ing pardon for all Americans confined
in prison or awaiting trial. It is ex?
pected that the house will take favor?
able aetion in the matter. Cuban
sentiment is strongly in favor of the
The transfer house of the Lake Shore
and New York (.'entrai railroads, just
north of the stockyards at Buffalo. X.
V., caught fire at midnight Friday
night. Within an hour the house was
destroyed and about 200 cars had been
burned. Most of the cars were loaded
and the damage will be great. Loss
REMARKABLE SCENE IN SENATE.
Hoars Eloquent Plea. Death of
Pauncefote. The Rochambeau
Statue. Houses at Odds.
Special to The Item.
Washington, May 26.-There was a
remarkable scene in., the senate on
Thursday. An old man, white with
the snows of many winters and slight?
ly bent, stood among the senators,
like Socrates teaching the men and
youths of Athens. He appealed to
them, with an eloquence seldom equal?
led, to remain true to the faith of
their fathers. For a quarter of a cen?
tury this same old man, Goerge Fris
bie Hoar, has sat in the Senate cham?
ber, andj no one has had occasion to
question his Republicanism, but on
Thursday he announced that his con?
science would not permit him to vote
with his party on the Philippine ques?
tion, for its exponents had forgotten
the faith of their ancestry, whose
lessons fell "upon ears of men dazzled
by military glory and delirious with
the lust of conquest." Concluding a
powerful arraignment of.[the Republic,
an policy in the Philippines, Mr. Hoar
appealed to his colleagues in these
words: "Let us, at least, have this
to say: 'We too nave kept the faith of
the fathers. We took Cuba by the
hand. We delivered her from age-long
bondage. We welcomed her to the
family of nations. We set mankind an
example, never before beheld, of mod?
eration in victory. We kept faith with
the Philippine people. We kept faith
with our own history. We kept our
national honor unsullied. The flag
which we received without a rent we
handed down without a stain.' "
? ? ?
Two Democratic speeches of great
moderation and replete with unanswer?
able arguments marked last week's
debate. Senator Bacon, who has not
yet concluded his remarks, exposed the
weakness of the impending measure
with merciless logic, and Senator
Dubois, devoting himself largely to
the claim that the Philippines would
prove the open door to China, warned
his opponents against arousing the
dragon which now sleeps peacefully.
He pointed out that greed for commer?
cial gain was likely to result in the
upbuilding of a competition which
would eventually undersell American
manufactures in the markets of the
world, where no Chinese exclusion
law would protect the American work?
man from the "yellow peril. " He dwelt
on the fact that the Chinese are able
imitators, and that once they had been
awakened by the efforts of capitalists
to secure their trade they would en?
danger the commercial prosperity of all
white nations with their half-paid
labor. Senator Beveridge, who at?
tempted to answer Mr. Dubois' argu?
ment, presented an alluring array of
figures, but in so doing lost all sight of
the trend of Mr. Dubois' argument.
The sudden death of Lord Paunce?
fote, which occurred on Saturday
morning, has caused a shock to official
and social life in Washington. He
had been suffering from rheumatic
gout for some time, but no one had
anticipated that his illness would
terminate fatally. Lord Pauncefote
was held in high regard in Washing?
ton, where his democratic manner and
his affability had made him a general
favorite. His popularity at the White
House during the Incumbency of
President McKinley is well known, and
it will so be remembered that, in con?
junction with Secretary Olney, he
framed the general arbitration treaty
between this country and Great
Britain. It was through his efforts
that the Clayton-Bulwer treaty was
superceded by the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, and the mistakes of a former
American administration were so
remedied without friction between the
two nations and without the United
States suffering humiliation. It was
the ambition of the late Ambassador
to negotiate a treaty covering tthe
delicate questions of the Alaskan
boundary and the fur-seal fisheries
which should be agreeable to both
parties, and he had frequently said
that, that end accomplished, he would
retire from the diplomatic world with
the feeling that his career had been
producive of lasting good and had
been property rounded out Lord
Pauncefote will be succeeded as dean
of the diplomatic corps by Herr von
Holleben, the German Ambassador.
# * ^
As no official announcement of the
death of Lord Pauncefote reached the
White House until noon on Saturday,
it did not interfere with the ceremonies
which attended the dedication of the
statue of Rochambeau, which took
place on that morning. On a stand
before the statuue, which was draped
with the flags of the two nations, un?
der the flags of France and the Uni- j
ted States, stood the President and |
the French Ambassador, the Countess j
de Rochambeau, the Count de La?
fayette and numerous others, while
Dr. Stafford offered the invocation.
President Roosevelt then extended to
the French guests a cordial wclcme,
and, as the Marine Band struck up
the "Marseillaise," the Countess de
Rochambeau stepped forward and un- j
veiled the statute of her distinguished
ancestor. The guns of the Fourth :
Battalion boomed out the national I
salute, the Frecnh and American ma?
rines presented arms and the "Old
Guard, " in colonial uniform, threw
up their hats, the whole presenting a |
scene which in many respects must |
have resembled that depicted at Hart- j
ford 1'2 years ago, when General George
Washington weicomed the Count de .
Rochambeau and the 6,000 troops and j
tho companies of marines be had
brought to assist in the cause of Amer- '
ican independence. The Frecnh yisi- !
tors attended service at St. Patrick's
church yesterday morning and left last |
evening for Niagara Falls.
The defeat of the Repbulican leaders J
in the House of Representatives, which j
took place when the Cuban recipro- j
city Vii 11 was under consideration, was j
repeated when the House overruled
the decision of the Chair on an amend
ment to the naval appropriation bill,
an amendmednt which provided tba', j
.h rec of the ships to be constructed
be built in government navy yards, ?
and which was adopted, and now the j
House has gotten into trouble with j
the Senate in what promises to be a j
pretty fight. The House, objecting to
a Senate amendment to the army ap- '
propriation bill, asked for a confer?
ence, adding that it had instructed its
conferees not to yield on certain
points.-This notice the Senate regards
as a violation of its dignity, and Sen?
ator Pettus assured me this morning
that the Senate won ld never yield. It
seems probable, therefore, that the
House will be compelled to recede from
its position, to its own infinite humil?
iation, and if it does so another blow
to the prestige of the present leaders
will have been struck.
NOTESTJF THE DAY."
-Eight hours after we had quit
Cuba, a bomb was exploded in the
streets, injuring a large number of peo?
ple. It is to be hoped this is not the
keynote of the new republic.
-AU the cotton mills in the Au?
gusta district have resumed work, with
full complements cf hands, who have
lost over $150,000 in wages as a result
of the strike, which went into effect
on April 7.
-Harry New, from the stable of C.
Ellison, won the Latoni? Derby in
easy fashion at Cincinnati, Monday,
before a crowd of 10,000 peopel. There
was a big play on Harry New and all
the books quit losers to the race.
-J. Sherwood Case, of Brooklyn,
N. Y., possessor of the identical
theatre program which President Lin?
coln held in his hand at the time of
his assassination, has applied for space
for its exhibition at the St. Louis
-The Southern Eailway has bought
the Atlantic, Valdosta and Western
railroad, which extends from Jackson?
ville to Valdosta, where it connects
with the Georgia Southern and Flori?
da, which is a Southern railway prop?
erty. The Southern is thus given val?
uable terminals in Jacksonville .
-The General Assembly of the Pres?
byterian Church in New York adopted
resolutions on the observance of Sun?
day, in which they asked the "cap?
tains of industry" and other employers
to preserve to their employes a day of
rest. The General Assembly voted to
send a protest to congress against the
printing at public expense of Thomas
Jefferson's "Life of Christ."
-The quadrennial session of the gen?
eral conference of the Methodist Epis?
copal Church, South, after being in
session since May 7, adjourned sine
die Monday. An important matter
disposed of was the rescinding of part
of the report of the committee on
missions, adopted last Saturday, the
tendencey of which was to bring the
northern churches' missionary socie?
ties into partnership in a joint pub?
lishing house at Shanghai, China.
Another important matter was the
adoption of a report from the commit?
tee on church extension, creating a
church insurance board.
-A dispatch from Fond du Lac,
Wis., says: A human skin has just
passed through the tanning process in
the plant of the Rueping Leather Com?
pany in this city. Fred L Rueping,
president of the company, said today
that he received letters from a Chi?
cago medical s?hool, some weeks ago, ?
requesting that a human skin be ac?
cepted for tanning. He refused, but a
foreman wishing to experiment with
a human skin received it. The fore?
man took the hide successfully through
what is known as the "chrome" pro?
cess. Only the initiated can distinguish
the specimen from dog skin or the
skin .of a young pig.
2 -Under ideal conditions for a great
running race, the Brooklyn handicap
at Gravesend was won Saturday after?
noon bv Arthur Featherstone's four
year-old filly Riena in 2.07, at 40 to 1,
many thousands of dollars changing
hands on the result.
-The General Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
in session at Dallas, Tea xs-, has
created the Order of Deaconess. It is
said by church authorities to be the
most advanced and radical step^ ever
taken in the Church policy and discip?
-The census bureau has issued a
report comprising agricultural stocks
ot the countries and Indian nations
in the United States. It shows that
the Chicasaw nation, Indian Terri?
tory, leads in the number of farms,
having 16,374. The following rank
next: The Cherokee nation, Indian
Territory, 13,537 farms: Choctaw na?
tion, Indian Territory, 9,962; Lancas?
ter Countv, Pa., 9,937: Orangeburg
County, S. C.. 8,403, and St. Law?
rence Connty, N. Y., 8,353.
-A wealthy woman named Silva re?
cently died at Lisbon and left her en?
tire property to a "rooster." She was
a fervid spiritualist, a believer in the
transmigration of souls, and imagined
that the soul of her dead husband had
entered the "rooster." She caused a
special fowl house to be built and or?
dered her servants to pay extra atten?
tion to their "master's" wants. The
disgust of her relatives over the will
caused the story to become public and
a lawsuit might have followed had
not one of the heirs adopted the sim?
ple expedient of having the wealthy
"rooster" killed, thus becoming him?
self jthe next of kin.
-In the Methodist General Confer?
ence, on Saturday, the creation of the
order of Deaconess being nuder dis?
cussion. Dr. .J. A. Clifton, formerly
stationed at Sumter, and familiarly
known to the conference and visitors
as "the South Carolina Irishman,"
spoke in favor of the proposed legisla?
tion in a speech full of sentiment and
humorous piety. "A brother," he
said, "has spoke of sentiment in
deprecating terms. Sentiment makes
character, and character makes the
nation." His speech was frequently
interrupted by applause and . it was
evident that "his arguments made a
deep impression favorable to the meas?
-The most brilliant sunset ever seen
in San Juan, Porto Rico, was witness?
ed there last Friday evening. It was
caused by the reflections of the rays of
the sun through an atmosphere laden
with smoke and other volcanic matter.
After sunset the horizon from west to
north and the sky line to a consider?
able height were a livid red, behind
a curtain of billowy dark clouds. The
phenomenon slowly disappeared
through rose tints. The glare was
reflected on the ocean and produced a
most beautiful effect. The streets and
the ocean front were thronged by an
excited crowd of spectators. The su?
perstitious people of the lower classes
had been preparing for the end of the
w-orld, which had been predicted for
Thursday last. On that day the
peons in several places refused to
work, the children remained away
from school and the inhabitante of the
-ural districts attended a specjBf Mass.