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Cosolidate? Aug. 2,1881.
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VEWEZULAK BEBELS DEFEATED.
Forces and Their Ammunition
Captured?Fight Took Place on
the Camatagua River.
Caracas, Feb. 3.?The government
troops under Alcantara, a graduate
from West Point, have defeated a force
of rebels numbering 900 under the re
volutionary general Ducharme, on the
Camatagua river, about 50 miles south
of Caracas. The i-ebels were routed,,
their ammunition and 230 'prisoners
On receipt of the news of the victory
prices on the stock exchange here
jumped four points.
Since the route of Gen. Matos and
his army of 10,000 men by President
.Castro near La Victoria October 18, >
the remannts of the rebel forces have
been dispersed in all directions. These
scattered bodies of rebels, believing
that arms and ammunition had been
landed, lately reunited, and to the'
number of about 2,000 under Gens.
Roland and Ducharme, assembled at
Altagracia, at the entrance of the
Gulf of .Maracaibo and .at Arituco, a
village 60 miles south of Caracas.
Gen. Ducharme with 900 men ad
vanced up the Camatagua river. Presi
dent Castro sent a force of 1,000 troops
against him under Gen. Alcantara
who took the rebels by surprise and
routed them after a seven hours' fight
Alcantara captured 30 officers and
200- soldiers, 40,000 rounds and all the
rebels' reserve ammunition and 50 ani
mals. The balance of Dudharcne's
army fled in the direction of Orituco.
JSo&seveifs Colored Appointee
Put in a Room Away From
Boston, Feb. 3.?" No place being
available" at the federal building for
the accommodation of William H.
Lewis, the nergo recently appointed
United, States assistant district at
torney, by President Roosevelt, car
penters are now bnsy remodeling the
rooms allotted to the district attorney.
Up to the time of Lewis' appoint
ment there were three men connected
with the department, and each of these
men had a separate office. Witht he
qualification of Lewis yesterday arose
the question of where he would have
his official, quarters. Each occupant of
a special office said that he had no
room in his own office for anotehr. In
two of the offices, however, there are
two desks, and only one of them is
used, and there is plenty of room; be
sides those who are acquainted with
r the doings at the federal building say
that if Lewis was a white man there
would be no need of giving him a
separate office, as any of the other
..attorneys in the department would
manage to make room for him.
Murder and Suicide.
Raleigh, X. C, February 3.?A
special from Winston-Salem, N. C,
Banks Miller, a young man shot
his wife tonight, and" then killed him
self: Both died in*? few minutes.
Miller and his wife had a dispute yes
terday and decided to separate. She
left her husband, taking their two
children to the home of relatives.
Tonight Miller called to see his wife
and, after talking over their misunder
standing, the wife consented to live
with Her husband again. As he start
ed to leave the room he asked his wife
to come to the door and kiss him
good-night. She complied with the
request Miller immediately thereaf
ter turned round and fired at her, the
ball taking effect in her right breast.
The husband then placed the pistol to
his head and fired. When the officers
arrived at the house, Miller and his
wife were lying on the floor dead.
There were two eye-witnesses to the
Lee S. Overman, the new Senator
from North Caroilna, was 49 years old
on the 3d of this month. He is a law
yer of ability, a native of Salisbury,
and in 1874 graduated from Trinity
College, N. C. He was private secre
tary to Governor Vance and has been
a member of the State House of Rep
resentatives five times, having been
Speaker once. In 1895 he was the
Democratic candidate to succeed Sena
tor Vance. In 1900 he was the State
Democratic Presidential elector. He
is of winning personality, of com
manding presence and a skilled parlia
mentarian. His wife is a daughter of
tue late United States Senator and
Chief Justice Augustus H. Merrimon.
Nearly Forfeits his Life.
A runaway almost ending fatally, start
ed a horrible ulcer on the leg of J B Orner,
Franklin Grove, 111. For four years it de
fied all doctors and all remedies. But
Bucklen's Arnica Salve had no trouble to
l cure him. Equally good for burns,
bruises, skin eruptions and piles. 25c at
J F W DeLorme's Drug Store.
April, IS SO;
I INCREASED INTEREST IN
I SOUTHERN WATERPOWERS.
Coal Scarcity Turns Renewed At
tention to Great Possibilities
for Power Development.
The present scarcity and high price
of steam-coal has again aroused inter
est in the great water-power possibili
j ties of the Southern States.
In magnitude and convenience of
location for manufacturing purposes
more desirable undeveloped water pow
ers are to be found in North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Georiga than in
any equal area elsewhere in the United
States. Several of these, whose devel
opment is thoroughly practicable, are
capable of furnishing power in greater
quantity than is to - bei obtained else
where, except at Niagara and at Sault
Sete. Marie, and at a very low cost
per unit of power developed.
Many of the smaller water-powers of
these States have already been devel
oped and used in the operation of cot
ton mills, but recently the larger pow
ers, of magnitude sufficient to supply
the needs of a manufacturing city,
have been receiving much attention
and a number of important projects
looking to the^r utilization are now
Large developments are now in pro
gress now on the Yadkin River, near
Salisbury, N. C, where the plans, it
is said, contemplate a final maximum
development of 60,000horsepower; and
on the Catawba River, near Rock Hill,
S. CL, where the Catawba Electric Pow
er Company has almost completed a
large plant which will supply power
to Rock Hill, Charlotte, and other
towns within reach of its transmis
sion lines; while on the Chattahoochee
River in Georgia preparations are be
ing made for the constrnctit?i of a
great plant from which power will be
transmitted to Atlanta.
In addition to these localities at
which construction work is already in
progress, other developments of con
siderable magnitude are projected on
the Savannah and Coosa rivers, and
one of the largest cotton mills in the
Southern States will soon be fn opera
tion on Smiley's Falls, on the Cape
Fear River. Other smaller enterprises
are being considered on the Dan River
and its tributaries.
On the streams to the west of the
Bine Ridge developments are now
being made on the French Broad River
below Ashaville, N. C, and are pro
jected at several points on the Little
Tennessee and the lliwassee rivers in
North Carolina, on the Watauga River
in Tennessee and on the Holston River
Considerable impetus has been given
to the development of southern water
powers by the investigations carried
on for several years by the hydrograph
ers of the United States Geological
Survey, who have collected much data
regarding run-off and discarge, which
is widely used by engineers and others
interested in these matters." The
Government work in investigations in
North and South Carolina has been
under the charge of Hydrographer E.
W. Myers, and that in Georgia, Al
abama and Tenessee is under Hydrog
rapher M. Hall.
Four Bank Robbers Caught.
Peoria, 111., February 4.?A special
to the Journal from Cambridge, 111.,
says: The First National Bank here
was robbed of about $10,000 at 2 o'clock
this morning by fonr men and within
a few hours the robbers were captured
by citizens and marched to the connty
jail, where they are now held pending
an examination. No trace of The money
has yet been discovered, but it is be
lieved it will be found soon, as the
robbers had practically no time for
effective concealment of it. While the
robbers were working in the bank snow
began falling. This increased in
volume and it was an easy matter for
the posse to track the robbers to a
barn two miles east of the city. The
men were found buried beneath the
straw and were taken to the jail.
Anderson, February 3.?The safe
in the store of the Pendleton Manufac
tnring'Company, at Autun, about ten :
miles from here, in this county, and
near Pendleton, was blown open about
1 o'clock this morning by three rob
bers, evidently professionals, and
about $100 in money and stamps was
Wilson, N. C., Feb. 4.?Tobacco
sales on the .?7ilson market have been
verp large during this week, amount
ing in two days to about 400,000
pounds. Prices on yesterday were very
good, better in fact than at any time
since the Christmas holidays. All the
tobacco now in the hands of farmers
will be sold during this month. There
is a movement on foot among the
farmers of this section to decrease the
acreage of tobacco during the coming
season. All have begun to realize that
there is now an overproduction, and
the only way to restore these prices is
by cutting down the production.
Mr. F. F. Herndon, private Secre
tary to Hon. A. F. Lever and a prom
ising youngilaywer, was in town last
Saturday. He has resigned his posi
tion with Hon. Lever and will associ
ate himself with the law firm of Spears
& Dennis and will be the partner lo
cated here. We give him a warm wel
Escaped an Awful Fate.
Mr. H. Haggins, of Melbourne. Fla.,
writes: "My doctor tcld me I had con
sumption and nothing conld be done for
rne. I was given up to die. The offer of
a free trial bottle of Dr. King's New Dis
covery for consumption, induced me to
try it. Results were startling. I am now
on the road to recovery and owe all to Dr.
King's New Discovery. It surely saved
my life." This great cure is guaranteed
Jor all throat and lung diseases by J F W
DeiLorme, Druggist. Price 50c and $1.
Trial bottles free.
5t and Fear not?Let all the Ends thou .
t. S. C WEDNESDA
j THE GOOD ROADS CONVENTION.
Final Business of the Session.
I Supervisors Urged to Organize
County Associations in the
Several Counties of
Columbia, Feb. 4.?The State Good
I Roads association concluded its annual
I convention yesterday afternoon after a
! session which occupied most of the
The reports from each county by the
respective supervisors were continued
and disposed of.
A resolution advising the supervisors
to form branch asociations in their
own counties was adopted.
An executive committee consisting
of E. Mclver Williamson, Darlington:
J. M. Major, Greenwood; T. F. S
Seegle, Greenville; W. P. Cantwell,
Charleston, and the president ex-offi
cio, chairman, was appointed. This
committee wa3 formed for the purpose
of conferring with the legislature in
regard to the passing of an act allow
ing counties to vote on the question
whether bonds should be voted for per
manent improvements of roads, the
amount of bonds to $200,000, to be used
$20,000 worth at a time, until the
! whole amount is used, provided that
i much is necessary.
The only other business of interest
transacted was that the time of meet
ing was changed from the third Mon
day in January to the third Wednesday
in that month. The place will be Co
lumbia, as usual.
The convention just held has been
one of the most earnest gatherings in
the cause of building3 better public j
highways that has been held in South
Carolina, and it is thought that much
good has been accomplished. The su
pervisor and other delegates have indi
cated to the general assembly the leg
; isation they would like to have and it
is believed that the memorial will be
given due consideration.
South Carolina's Struggle in 1876
Recalled by the Conditions
We do not deny that there is a de
plorable lack of law and order and the
requirements of civilization in some
parts of the South; but there are
others. We read in the newspapers
of members of the Colorado Legisla
ture sitting at their places with huge
revolvers decorating their desks and.
surrounded by guards prepared to
resist by violence and bloodshed the
attempts of a certain faction of Rpub
licansT&aiming to be members of the
sarne'bo% to enter the halls. The sit
uation^ curiously like that in South
Carolina in 1S76. Democrats and Re
publicans each claimed to have a ma
jority of the House, and each organ
ized under its own Speaker. On a cer
tain day the Democratic members
marched to the State House, headed
; by Col. J. E. Orr, now the respected
and staid president of one of the
Tlargest cotton mills in the State, who
knocked aside the door keeper and led
his cohorts in. The rival bodies oc
cupied the same hall, the Speakers I
sitting side by side, two nights and ;
three days, as we recollect. The
United States troops were at the front
door, and while they would not eject
the Democratic claimants they refused
to give permission for any of them to
go out and return. Consequently, these
legislators were kept locked in the
chamber for the time indicated, along
with their Republican opponents, ev
erybody armed to the teeth, and ex
pecting trouble to break loose each
minute. A member from each House
addressing and recognized by his own
Speaker and speaking at the top of his
voice was a common incident of this
nerve-racking period. Reporters and
others who had the right to go in and
out of the chamber freely, smuggled
the Winchester rifles, the barrels
thrust down their trousers' legs and
the butts under their waistcoats, for
the Democrats, each of whom had an
average of three revolvers, besides the
gun wraped in his blanket or overcoat,
and probably the Republicans were
equally well provided.
What a dramatic moment it was for
the seventy-odd weary and 'red-eyed
white men who had been expecting
during all the hours of a long night
to engage at any moment in a fight in
a locked hall with their Republican
and negro opponents reinforced by hun
dreds of deputy sergeants at arms,
when the murky and chilly dawn of the
December morning was suddenly cut
by the sharp, familiar rebel yell. Both
factions adjourned to the windows and
looked out on a line of red shirts, many
of them Confederate veterans, double
quieking in swift cadence up the steep
Iii 11 from the special train that had
brought them in. These were the ad
vance guard of 0,000 of the same kind
who arrived before noon?clattering in
on horseback at full speed, singly and
by squads, tumbling hurriedly from
regular and special trains, eager to
fight anything or anybody for Wade
Hampton and white rule.
But that was twenty-six years ago,
and the fight was for a principle, and
involved the very life of the State.
This affair in Colorado is a mere
squabble over a United States Sena
torship, probably with a good deal of
boodle involved in it. So far as the
morality and respectability and civil
ization of the transactions are concern
ed, South Carolina appears to have
very much the better of it.?A. B.
Williams in Richmond Times.
One was pale and callow and the other
fresh and rosy. Whence the difference ?
She who is blushing with health uses Dr.
King's New Life Fills to maintain it. By
gently arousing the lazy organs they com
pel good digestion and head off constipa
tion. Try them. Only 25c, at J F VV
aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's
r. FEBRUARY. 11 1
THE CHIEF OF POLIGE
IN BAMBERG KILLED.
Shot Down Wednesday by Joe
Davis at Latter's Home.
Special to The State.
Bamberg, Feb 4.?Chief cf Police J.
B. King was today shot and killed by
Joe Davis, at the latter's home on
Factory Hill, a suburb of this town.
It seems that Davis and his wife
had been having a row this morning,
and that Davis had been threatening
her with punishment of a summary
kind. She came down with the avow
ed intention of having her husband
placed under a peace bond.
Sheriff Hunter, to whom she came,
sent Chief of Police King up to try
to settle theimatter. When Mr. King
arrived at the house and ascended the
steps, Davis, who was in the front
room, it is said, called to him to stop.
Mr. King continued to advance to the
front door, on which he tapped. Wheth
er he pushed the door open, or wheth
er it was opened from the jnside, is
not clear, but as the door opened Da
vis, who was standing just inside,
fired on the officer, using a double
barrelled shot gun, loaded with small
shot. King reeled from the piazza
and expired a few seconds later.
Davis came down town and gave
himself up. As soon as the news was
known a great deal of excitement pre
vailed, but there is absolutely no dan
ger of any hasty action. ?
Mr. King was originally from Bates
burg, and was for some time in busi
ness in Columbia, from which place he
removed to Charleston, coming from
that place here to take charge of the
dry goods business of J. A. Spann.
He was elected to his present office on
the force and took charge Jan. 1st. He
was a most excellent gentleman, and
leave a wife but no children. The
inquest will be held at the court house
tomorrow at 10 o'clock.
HOBSOH WILL GET DOT.
The Secretary of the Navy in Ac
cepting Capt. Hobson's Resign
ation will Express High Ap
preciation of his Services.
Washington, February 5.?Capt.
Richmond P. Hobson, of the corps of
naval constructors, insists on the ac
ceptance of his resignation from the
naval service. Secretary Moody re
ceived a telegram from him today to
that effect He thanked the depart
xneni, io*?its indnlgenceJn the matter,
but said his decision to resign was
final. His telegram was in reply to
one from the Secretary of the Navy,
requesting the withdrawal of his re
signation, and that he make a trial
of the duties to which he had been as
signed at the Bremerton Naval Station,
as the navy did not wish to lose the
services of an officer whose record
had been so brilliant. Constructor
Hobson is now in New York.
Secretary Moody has decided, in
view of Constructor Hobson's declina
tion to reconsider his proffered re
signtion, to accept [the same. He
will take occasion to formally record
the navy's high appreciation of the
THE VICTIM OF A MEAN TRICK.
New York, Februarv5.?Capt. Rich
mond P. Hobson, of the United States
navy, who was in the city today, said
he had information from a reliable
source that legislation which would
have enabled him to go on the retired
list had been held up in the House
naval affairs committee, at Washing
ton, by Congressman Bankhead. The
Congressman represents* the 6th Ala
bama district, in which Capt. Hobson
lives, and the Captain said he believ
ed, on the information which has
come to him, that Mr. Bankhead's op
position was due to his political inter
ests. Capt. Hobson said that con
struction work in the tropics, where
the reflection of the sun's rays on the
water is intense, had impaired his eye
sight. He had been invalid from a
Manila hospital after being forced by
weak eyes to quit work. "The con
struction work required of me," said
Capt. Hobson, is just the kind which
my impaired eyesight has made me
unable to perform. There was nothing
for me to do but to retire or resign. 1
could not go on attempting work for
which I was physically disqualified.
My application for retirement was ap
proved by the construction bureau and
by the President, and all went well
until it reached the House committee
on naval affairs, of which Mr. Bank
head is a member. The oposition in
that committee left me no other course
than to resign."
Washington, Feb. 3.?The navy de
partment is unwilling to allow Con
structor Hobson to retire from the
navy, even upon resignation outright
and the abandonment of the privilege
of going upon the retired list. The
reason for the unwillingness is the
pres^fcg need of th construction corps
for the services of just such young
officers as Mr. Hobson, and the effort
will be made to induce him to remain
on duty. The constrcution corps has
lost the services of four able officers
during the past year and with the
rapidly increasing amount of construc
tion work the navy department feels
that it must stop the drain.
Better" Than Gold.
"I was troubled for several years with
chronic indigestion and nervous debility."
writes F. J. Green, of Lancaster, N. H.
''No remedy helped me until I began using
Electric Bitters, which did me more good
than all the medicines I ever used. They
have also kept my wife in excellent health
for years. She says Electric Bitters are
just splendid for female troubles ; that
they are a grand tonic and invigorator for
weak, run down women. No other medi
cine can take its place in our family.''
Try them Only 50c. Satisfaction guar
anteed by J F W DeLorme.
THE TRUE SOUTBRON, Established Jone. IS66
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GAPT. HOBSON'S RESIGNATION. I SAFE ROBBERS STILL AT WORK.
It is not Accepted Because the; The Second Safe Blown Open in
Government is Loath to Lose ! / Anderson County in Twen
so Valuable an Officer. ! . ty-four Hours.
Washington, February 4.?Admiral
Taylor, chief of the navigation bureau,
has made the followi ng recommenda
tion to the Secretary of the Navy con
cerning Capt. Hobson's resignation:
"The bureau is reluctant to recom
mend the acceptance of this officer's
resignation, believing that time should
be given him to reconsider his decision
and make trial of the new duties at
the station to which he has been } as
signed, that the Government may re
tain the services of an officer whose
record had been so brilliant"
Secretary Moody today telegraphed
this recommendation to Capt Hobson,
with the statement that the depart
ment approved it and transmitted it to
him for his consideration.
The correspondence attending the
tender of the resignation was made
public today. Capt. Hobson gives as
a reason for his action the bad condi
tion of his eyes and concludes his let
ter as follows:
"Upon thus severing my official con
nections with the navy I beg to make
the following standing and permanent
request: That upon the approach of
war or a similar emergency the Presi
dent forward to Congress the applica
tion I hereby make to be restored to
the navy and asigned to active duty
during the period of emergency.
"In conclusion, I beg to repeat that
I am completely devoted to the navy,
regarding the navy's past as the most
glorious of records and its future as
the most important factor in the work
ing out of our country's role of benefi
cent world service, andfl'shall endea
vor in every possible way to render
service to the navy, purposing during
the time of my life to accomplish the
very maximum of useful service to the
navy and the nation."
The attitude of the construction
corps to which Mr. Hobson is attach
ed is disclosed in this endorsement
upon the letter:
"Th?.< bureau recommends accept
ance, to take effect Februarv 5, 190.3.
"G. T. Bowles."
A Weak Stomach
Causes a weak body and invites disease.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure cures and strength
ens the stomach, and wards off and over
comes disease. J B Taylor, a prominent
merchant of Chriesman, Tex., says : "I
could not eai because of a weak stomach.
I lost all strength and run down ir weight.
All that money could do was done, but all
hope of recovery vanished. Hearing of
some wonderful cures effected by use of
Kodol, I concluded to try it. The first
bottle benefitted me, and after taking four
bottle? I am fully restored to my usual
strength, weight and health/' J S Hugh
son & Co.
Anderson, February 4.?The second
safe robbery in twenty-four hours in
this coonty occurred about 2.30 this
morning at Iva, on the Charleston and
Western Carolina Eailway, about sev
enteen miles below here. The store of
W. P.- Cook was entered, and his safe
was blown open by nitro-glycerine and
about $35 in cash and a gold watch
belonging to Mr. Cook's wife 'were
taken. A clerk was sleeping up-stairs
over the store, and was awakened by
the explosion. He fired two shots at
the robbers from the head of the
steps, but they made their escape.
The alarm was given and searching
parties organized, but about this
time a heavy rain fell, which made it
impossible to track the robbers, two
in number. The postoffice is also in
this store and a lot of stamps were in
the cracked safe, but none was taken.
Up to 10 o'clock tonight nothing
farther was heard of therobbeis. Like
the ones at Autun the night previous,
Four men were arrested here this af
ternoon on suspicion of having com
mitted some of the recent safe robber
ies, and parties came here from Iva
and Autun, but could not identify
them, and they will probably be re
leased in the morning. They were
travelling in a wagon and claimed to
be selling garden seed, and that their
homes were near Asheville. Their
effects were searched, but nothing was
found that could connect them with
Rock Hill, February 3.?Miss Sophie,
D. Whilden, a member of the faculty
of the music department of Winthrop.
College, died this morning at 5 o'clock
from an attack of pneumonia, which
first developed last Wednesday.
New York, February 3.?Jack Mun
roe and Tom Sharkey signed articles;
today for a twenty-round contest to
take place some time after four
?P ? 9 * *
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tion of Dr. A. Boschee. a celebrated Ger
man physician, and is acknowledged to
be one of the most fortunate discoveries
in medicine. It quickly cures coughs,
colds and lung troubles of the severest
nature, removing, as it does, the cause of
the affection and leaving the parts in a
strong and healthy condition. It is not
an experimental medicine, but has stood
the test of years, giving statisfiaction in
every case, which its rapidly increasing
sale every season confirms, 'lwo million
bottles sold annually. Boschee's German
Syrup was introduced in the United States
in 1868, and is now sold in every town ?
and village in the civilized world. Three
doses will relieve any ordinary cough.
Price 2.r> and 75 cts. China's Drug Store.