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Ctosolidated Aug. 2% 1881.
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$1 50 per aecuth?in adyao<^3.
One,Square first insertion..........51 00
Svery subsequent insertion. 50
Contracts for three montba, or longer will
03 made at reducedrates.
All comGjunication8 which subserve private
interests will becbarged for as advertieoects.
Obituaries and tributes of respects will be
TREASURERS WANT MORE PAY.
Meeting of County Treasurers
Held in Columbia to Induce
Lagisiature to Increase
Columbia, Jan. 27.?Pursuant to a
call recently issued by County Treas
urer Hough, a meeting of county
treasurers of the State was held this
aftenion in the Comptroller Generals'
office. The object of the meeting is
to induce the Legislature to increase
county treasurers' salaries. Compara
tively few were present, but it is- said
all fat one have written that they
endorsed the plan. The exception is
Treasurer Cauthen, of Lancaster, who
says the salaries arejbigh enough, and
the other treasurers "as well as people
generally were maazed that tthere
should be an office-holder on earth
who held to any such views. Those
present were; Gny, of Chester: Folk,
of Bamberg; Wylie, of Fairfield:
Smith, of Colleton: Langford, of
Hampton; Long, of Horiy: Cppeland,
of Laurens, and Rolling, of Williams
The following committee was ap
pointed to bring the matter of increase
of fjalary before the Legislature; E.
D. Tree, of Barn well: Wylie, of Fair
field : Langfold, of Hamoton; Hough
of Kershaw; Bartles, of Union ?
STATUTE OF WASHINGTON ~~
Louisville Turner Society Starts a
Movement To Send One From
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 27.?A move
ment was inaugurated last night by
the members of the Louisville Turn
gemeinde to present to the German
nation a statue of George Washington
in token of the friendly feeling exist
ing between 'the Germna and American
peoples and in return for the statute
of Frederick the Great, which is to be
presented by Kaiser Wilhelm and erect
ed in Washington.
The suggestion of the Turngemeinde,
which "was embodied in a memorial
addressed to the German-Americans, is
that the various German societies of
this country combine to raise the
money for the statue and have it
placed in Berlin. The idea was en
thusiastically received by those in at
tendance last evening, and Messrs.
Charles Neumeyer, J. Hardman and
H. Neubeck were appointed a com
mittee to draw up the memorial and lay
the matter before the National Turn
gemeinde organization at Indianapolis.
If the idea meets with favor there
it will then be extended to the other
German societies of the country.
MONUMENT TO MR. BONZALES.
Suggestions Concerning Proposi
tion Made by Mr. W. A. Clark.
To The State.
I have read with profound interest
and approval the suggestions which
have come from several sources that
the citizens of South Carolina erect a
monument !to the memory of the late
N. G. Gonzales, editor and martyr.
We owe it to ourselves and to his
memory that we do so.
As editor he was the champion of
law and order, and made relentless
warfare against lawlessness and vice.
For this cause his life has been sacri
ficed. He died a martyr to the cause ;
he so bravely advocated.
As law abiding citizens, jealous of
the good name of our State, and anx
ious for its future welfare, let us rear
a monument worthy of his name and
the cause he so worthily espoused;
which shall stand also as our silent
but lasting protest against the lawless
ness so prevalent in our State.
I would therefore suggest that sub
s3rption lists be opened at the several
banks and books stores in the city
where subscriptions for this purpose
may be recieved: and that a commit
te3 be hereafter appointed by the sub
scribers who shall be charged with
the duty of selecting and erecting a
monument worthy of the cause.
W. A. Clark.
Jan nary 27, 1903.
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their effects: such as sour stomach, sick
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tion of the heart, heart-burn, water
brash, gnawing and burning pains at the
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tongue and disagreeable taste in the
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TE8RIFIC COLLISION HI V&LES80RS
Th^ee Dead Bodies Have Been
inentified and ihe Number May
? Tucson, Ariz, January 28.?A dis
astrous collision occurred on the South
ern Pacific Railroad early this morning
.between two passenger trains. The
wreck occurred near Yalesberg, Ari
zona, seventeen miles east of this city,
and details as to the cause are diffi
cult to obtain. .It appears that both
trains were running at full speed and
came together with a terrific crash.
The engines and cars were piled up in
a mass and immediately took fire from
the exploding oil tanks of the engines.
The flames were communicated to the
cars, eleven of which were consumed.
As soon as the neivs of the wreck
reached Tucson, a relief train was sent
to the scene of the disaster. This train
i*as just returned, bringing seventeen
of the injured. Several of the injured
were taken to Benson, Arizona. The
first news of the wreck reached here
when a tourist car, which had broken
away from the east-bound train, ran
down grade to Tucson, where it was
Manager Agler said: "Telegrams
we ."have received say that the collision
took place before daylight this morn
ing, and that it was caused by the
negligence of the telegraph operator at
Esmond, a station fourteen miles
east of Tucson. The west-bound
train, called the "Sunset Limited,"
was two hours late and was travelling
on the time of another train. The
east-bound train was the Crescent City
Express, which left the Oakland Mole
at 10 o'clock Monday morning. The
operator at Esmond should have set
signals, stopped the west-bound train
and delivered orders to the engineer,
which should have caused him to have
taken a side track, as designated by the
division train dispatcher."
GETTYSBURG LEE MONUMENT.
Col. A. K. McCiure and Judge
Stewart Debate Plan.
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 27.?In the
presence of the full membership of
the house of representatives and a
crowded gallery. Colonel A. K.
McCiure, of Philadelphia, tonight
delivered an address in support of the
proposition that the States of Pennsyl
vania and Virginia should join hands
in erecting an equestrian statute of
General Robert E. Lee on Seminary
hill of the battlefield of Gettysburg.
A bill appropriating $20,000, contin
gent on the condition that Virginia
appropriates a like amount, has been
introduced in the legislature and is
now in the committee on appropria
tions. Tonight's meeting was in the
form of a hearing on the bill with
Col. McCiure and Judge John Stew
art, of Franklin County, as the prin
cipal speakers. Judge Stewart spoke
against the bill. Among the great
crowd which heard the speakers were
many prominent members of the
Grand Army of the Republic from
all over the State, judges and State
Col. McCiure, in his address said
he did not plead the cause of the Con
federacy, but, on the .other hand, he
pleaded the cause of the Union?the
common Union. He wanted to make
the battlefield of Gettysburg worthy of
the nation. 4' Across the fields of Sem
inaiy Ridge, he said, "the story of the
other side should be told in monument
and tablet. They should not be placed
there as a tribute to the rebellion,
but as a tribute to the blue and
Col. McCiure paid a great tiibute
to the soldiers of the North and the
Yaquis Again on War Path.
Cananea, Mexico, January 28.?The
Yaquis have attacked the town of San
Marcial, the mining centre of the
State, and almost taken possession
of it. The defenders of San Marcial
against the Yaquis :.inlcuded more
than twenty Americans, eight of whom
were killed, among them Mr. Mc
Allister formerly superintendent of
the Puerto Citos Mine, of this place;
Frank Pendleton, formerly foreman
of the same mine, and Ed Shutt and
George Carroll. It is stated there
were a number of Americans on the
side of the Yaquis.
in? 1? ? iWi
Belgium to Act as Receiver.
Paris, January 28.?It was learned
today that the Belgian charge
d'affaires at Caracas, M. Van der
Heyde, has informed his diplomatic
aad official collagues that Belgium will
undertake the administration of the
Venezuelan customs in behalf of the
allies and other foreign claimants,
thus relieving the United States and
other parties interested from the re
sponsibilities of administering the
settlement. Belgian agents will be
appointed to receive the customs and
distribute the respective portions to
the different claimants.
Situation in Mazatian.
Mazatlan, January 28.?Many people
now* in the lazaretto will die. More
families have taken out permits to
leave the city. The steamer Li man
tour has brought a di.sidfecting appa
ratus. It is now proposed to disinfect
all money in circulation. Contribu
tions for the relief of the sufferers con
tinue to come in generously.
One was pale and ?allow and the other
fresh and rosy. Whence the difference 'i
She who is blushing with health uses Dr.
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Allies Begged to Sign the Pre
! ? ~
Washington, January >23.?The
Italian and British ambassadors and
the German charge d'affaires, at a
joint conference today, agreed to cable
their Governments urging a prompt?
acceptance of .Mr. Bowen's last pro
position, to enable the lifting of the
Venezuelan blockade at once. In this
calegram, which was sent at noon, it
was suggested that the consideration
of the detail of the proposition be
postponed until after the signing of
the preliminary protocol.
Signor Mayer des Planches, the
Italian ambassador, as the ranking
representative of the allies, called on
Mr. Bowen this afternoon, and in
formed him of the dispatch of the joint
cablegram to the Powers, and express
ed the hope that it would expedite the
arrival of the final answer.
Partial confirmation has been obtain
ed here of cable dispatches that Bel
gium is to take a prominent part in
the administration of the customs re
ceipts. Mr. Bowen declines to discuss
the details of his plan, however, until
the blockade has been raised; Late
this afternoon he gave out a brief
statement of the diplomatic debt of
Venezuela and the methods for its
future adjustment. In round numbers
this debt amounted on December 31,
1901, to something over $14,000,000,
had consisted of claims which had been j
previously adjusted. Mr. Bowen's
plan provides that 13 per cent of the
customs receipts of all the Venezuelan
ports shall go toward the payment of
From the highest authority, it was
learned tonight that the publication
by the foreign office of the fact that
Great Britain and Germany sought the
alliance against Venezuela was brought
about by representations from the
German foreign office. It is said that
Germany had threatened to publish
the diplomatic exchanges between the
German and British foreign offices un
less Great]Britain immediately should
ered the responsibility for the alliance.
This threat was induce by the Anti
German feeling aroused in the United
States by events in Venezuelan waters.
ALLIES WANT TO GRAB ALL.
Berlin, January 28.?The allies are
awaiting Venezuela's reply to their
conditional acceptance of the guar
antee. Venezuela appears to have
asked the allies to permit all countries
having claims against her to partici
pate in their payment out of the pro
ceeds of the customs set apart for that
purpose. This the allies have declined
to agree to, and it is upon this point
particularly that Venezuela's rejoinder
BLOCKADE TO BE RAISED.
Caracas, January 28.?Everyone here
expects the blockade to be raised at
It has been learned from an officer
of the United States gunboat Marietta,
which anchored today at La Guayra,
that the German commodore, Scheder,
on arriving at Wilemstad with the
Vineta, said: "The Panther did not
fire first on Fort San Carlos. On
January 17 she was forced by a storm
to take refuge inside the bar, and on
coming near the fortress she tried to
land a boat flying a red flag. This
signal was misinterpreted by the fort,
which subsequently fired on the boat."
London, Jan. 29.?Great Britain,
Germany and Italy have sent a joint
reply to Minister Bowen refusing to
accept the proposal that alljthe conn
tries having claims against Venezuela
should be placed on an equality with
the three cooperating powers.
Venezuela's answer to the powers'
latest communication (the joint note
refusing to place all claims on an
equality with those of the cooperating
powers), is expected to arrive here to
mmorrow. If Mr. Bowen can agree to
give preference to the claims of Great
Britain, Germany and Italy, the
blockade is likely to be raised imme
diately, for so far as known, this is
the only outstanding vital point.
Should Venezuela demur or complica
tions arise, such as a protest from
some of the other powers, things may
be indefinitely prolonged. Authorita
tive opinion here differs regarding the
BOWEN IS AT A STANDSTILL.
Washington, Jan. 29.?There was a
pause in the Veneuzelan negotiations
today that approached perilously near
-a breach, and the end is not yet in
sight. It grows out of the attitude of
the allies in insisting upon preferen
tial treatment for their demands in the
settlement of their claims. Mr.
Bowen has been inofrmed of the decis
ion of the allies to insist upon adher
ing to ths claim and he has come to a
stand in his work for the moment. Mr.
Bowen is believed to have taken "steps
to acquaint President Castro with the
demands of the allies, a sure sign that
the demands exceed, in spirit at least,
the concessions that Mr. Bowen ex
pected to make.
Ex-Secretary Long Very III.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 29.?John D.
Long, former secretary of the navy, is
critically ill at St. Margaret's "hos
pital in this city. Tonight three
physicians are at his bedside, his wife
and daughter are close at hand, and
his young son has heen summoned
from Hingham. Mr. Long has been
mildly delirious for several days. He
is suffering from catarrh of the bladder
complicated by a disease analogous to
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iY. FEBRUARY 4, li
THE PEA800Y FUND.
Scheme to Establish a College for
Teachers at Some Suitable .
Point in the South.
Washington, January 9.?The board
of trustes of the Peabody education
fund held a special meeting m this
city today for the purpose of formulat
ing a plan by which the work of the
board and that of the general educa
tion board, which is working ajong
the same lines, shall not be duplicated.
The following members were pre
sent: Samuel E. Green, Massachusetts:
Jas. T. Porter, Tennesese; J, Pier
pont Morgan, New York: Chief
Justice Fuller, of the Supreme Court;
Wm. A. Courtenay South Carolina:
H. M. Somerville, Alabama; Chas.
E. Fenner, Louisiana: Ex-President
D. E. Gilman, of Johns Hopkins Un
iversity ; Geo. Peabody Wetmore,
Rhode Island; Senator Hoar, Mas
sachusetts : Ex-Attorney General Rich
ard Olney: Ex-Secretary of the Interior
Hoke Smith, Georgia; the Rt. Rev.
Wm. C. Doane, New York.
The general subject of education in
the South was discussed.
The most important action taken
was the adoption of the following re
"That in the opinion of the board of
trustees the fund in its hands, or a
portion of the income thereof, should
be applied, so far as legal and practi
cable, to the stablishment and main
tenance of a teachers' college, to be
called the 'Peabody College for
Teachers,' at such point in the South
ern States as may be found advisable.
That a committee of five, to be ap
pointed by the Chair, is hereby directed
to confer with any other boards or per
sons interested in 'the subject matter
and to report at the next meeting of
the board a eplan for carrying into
effect the purposes and objects above
stated, and that the committee be
authorized to call to their aid such
associates as may by them be deemed
The following persons were appoint
ed as the committee: Dr. Gilman, Ex
Secretary of State Olney, Senator
Hoar, J." P. Morgan and Ex-Secretary
of the Interior Hoke Smith.
NORTH G?RO?NA'S SENATOR.
The Senatorial Deadlock Ended
on the 61st Ballott.
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 29.? Lee S.
Overman was nominated United States
senator in the Democratic senatorial
caucus tonight on the sixty-first ballot.
The final vote was Overman 73; Wat
son 5; Craig 11. The nomination is
equivalent to an ejection.
Lee S. - Overman is 49 years old.
He is a lawyer of ability, a native of
Salisbury and in 1S74 graduated from
Trinity college. He was private
secretary to Governor Vance and has
been a member of the house of repre
sentatives five different times, having
been speaker^once. In 1S95 he was
Democratic candidate for Governor to
succeed Vance. In 1900 he was a
State Democratic presidential elector.
His wife is a daughter of the late
United States senator and Chief Jus
tice Augustus H. Merriman.
His Wife's Only Fault.
The St. Louis Star relates the fol
lowing: While in England Marshall
P. Wilder came upon a curious case of
husbandly devotion. He had heard
that the wife of a certain laborer was
not all she should be, and that the
daily wages her husband earned by the
sweat of his brow were spent by her
for liquor rather than for household
necessities. Moved with pity for the
poor fellow, who never complained of
his wrongs, Wilder put a few odd jobs
in his way which paid the man well,
and also livened up his dull hours with
many a funny yarn. One day they
happened to talk of domestic .quarrels
and then the poor fellow spoke of his
own trouble for the first time.
"Mr. Wilder," he said, "some says
as how my wife doesn't do exactly
right, but I knows of only one f^ult
that she has. She swears when she
Students of English history are re
minded by the conviction of Colonel
Lynch that several centuries have
passed since a member of the British
Parliament has been put to death
for high treason. The last case that
was in any special way similar to
that of Colonel Lynch" was that of
Lord Lovat, who assisted Stuart in
the uprising in Scotland in the year
1745. He was put to death in the
Tower of London, where Sir Walter
Raleigh and many other noted men,
as well as women, were beheaded, and
he was the last person to be beheaded
in that place. The antiquity of the
statute under which Colonel Lynch is
condemned to lose his life was brought
out in the address of the Lord Chief
Justice on December 19th last to the
grand jury which had been impaneled
to deal with the indictment in the
case. Lord Alverstone said: "As
far back as the year 1351?that is, more
than 500 years ago--the statute under
which Arthur Alfred Lynch is indict
ed was passed, and that statute has
been the law up to the present time."
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THIS THUS SOUTHRON, Established Jene, 1S66
New Series?YoL XXII, No. 27
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lowing rules : Anybody will be allowed to compete. No re
strictions as to age or sex. The competitor who shall make
the largest number of words from the single word
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letter not in the word, shall have their entry forfeited. You
will be allowed to use the pluraj of a word already used ; for
instance, making the word ground, and making again, grounds.
No letter can be used twice in one word.
The name of the winner will be published in all three of the
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lunatics burned to death.
Terrible Affair in London?Fifty
Two Women Perish in
London, Jan. 27.?Fifty-two insane
patients, all women, were burned to
death by a fire at the Colney Hatch
asylum tihs morning..
The outbreak occurred in the Jew
ish wing of the institution. The
flames spread with great rapidity and
before they could be got under control
five wooden buildings, including dorm
itories and the doctors' apartments,
All the efforts of the officers were
directed towards moving the insane
inmates, but the later became wild
with excitement and so panic stricken
that not only were they unable to help
themselves but greatly impeded the
operations of those trying to save
There were nearly 600 persons in the
burned annex at the time the fire was
discovered, and most of them were safe
ly transferred to the main building
which was uninjured.
All the victims were lunatics. Their
charred remains presented a horrifying
spectacle. The asylum was besieged
by anxious relatives or friends of the
patients who arrived from all quarters,
Pitiable scenes were witnessed as
weeping men and women left the prem
ises after ascertaining that relatives
or friends had perished in the flamees.
The nurses had a terrible experience
in trying to assist the insane people,
who were so panic stricken that they
had literally to be driven to a place of
safety. The inflammable premises
almost immediately became a furnace.
Nothing was left standing. The cor
rugated iron roofs of the dormitories
and the bedsteads of the patients were
melted by the intense heat.
Some of. the lunatics were burned
in their beds and the charred remains
of others were found huddled together
in corners, while groups of partially
consumed bodies on the site of the
corridors showed that many persons
lost their lives and sacrificed those of
others in their frantic efforts to force
a passage through the man building.
GOaTTr?IN robbed. !
Chicago, Jan. 27.- A mob of nearly
.~>90 men. women and boys held up a
Chicago and Northwestern coal train
and carried away the contents of five
cars before they were dispersed by the
Women led the attack, uncoupled
the cars in number of places and inti
midating the train crew. For three
hours traffic was suspended while the
mob increased to more than a thou
A riot call was turned in and order
finally restored. Three women and two
men were arrested, but the menacing
attitude of the crowd caused the
women to be quickly released.J
WOODS ELECTED TO
THE SUPREME BENCH.
The Deadlock Broken and the Pee
Dee Man Wins.
Columbia, Jan. 28.?The dead lock
of the joint assembly was broken to
day by the election of C. A. Woods,
of Marion, as Associate Justice of the
State Supreme Court to succeed Y. J.
Pope, promoted to the Chief Justice
ship.. The vote for Mr. Woods was
87 while Robert Aldrich, his closest
competitor received 67.
SUES FOB DIVORCE.
Mrs. Dowie Charges Cruelty and
Shenandoah, Pa., Jan. 2d?Mrs. E.
J. North Dowie, in the Page County
Court, today filed a bill for divorce
from her husband, John Dowie, of
Illinois. She alleges cruelty and in
human treatment, and asks for ali
Mrs. North was a wealthy widow
at the time of her marriage to Dowie
in 1900. She owns bank stock, houses
and lots and several farads in Iowa.
She has been for years an active
member of the Woman's Christian
In 1900 Mrs. North went to Chicago
to investigate Dowieism, and there
met Dowie, to whom she was married
a few weeks later. She is sixty-eight
years old, and her husband is seventy
three. At present Mrs. Dowie is liv
ing with a son, Garfield North, in
Colorado. The suit will be heard at
the February term of court and it is
understood there will be no defense to.
the petition for divorce.
Nordhausen, Prussia, Saxony, Jan.
27.?Prince Wolffang Zu Stolberg
Stolber was found shot dead early this
morning in the park of his castle at
Rottleberode. His rifle was nearby
but it is not known whether he was
murdered or accidentally shot himself.
The prince's father died [a few days
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