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FUS MEM ULLED BY EXPLOSION.
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Accident Occured in Gm Depart?
ment of Mammoth Cotton Mills
No. 2, at Dukes N. C.
: Haleigh, N. a Sept. 23.-At 7.15
-o'clek tiiis morning the boiler in the
gin department of the Mammoth Cot?
ton mill, Erwin No 2. st Dukes, on
tho Cape Fear and Northern railroad,
abcut 25 miles from Raleigh, explod?
ed with terrific violence, partially
wrecking the engine room, instantly
Malling .three white men, one of whom
was the Superintendent of ti e mills
and one negro. Another negro was
scalded so badly that he will die.
Several persons were thrown down by
the shock of the explosion, but their
injuries are not serions.
From the best information obtaina?
ble it S6?ms that the old fireman of the
mill having jost been discharged, the
sew man not thoroughly understand?
ing the engine, had gotten np t;oo much
steam. The engine refused to work
sad the fireman went after the Super?
intendent. As they entered the en?
gine room together there was a rend?
ing roar and the men were blown
to pieces.
Though horribly manglet3, the hody
of Superintendent Fowler was still re
roognizable, and this afternoon it was
borne to his home in Burlington, ac
oompanied by his wife and two chil?
dren. The remains of the other men
will be buried at Dukes.
8E?? HOUSE WiLLBE DEM0G8?TI8.
-
Republicans Think They'll Lose in
Contest For Congress.
Washington, Sept. 23.-The notes
of warning'which have come from the
.headquarters of the Republican Con?
gressional campaign committee declar?
ing that the control of the Bouse is
threatened by the Democrats, coupled
with the remarkable campaign tour
upon which the committee has sent
Speaker Cannon, have served to at?
tract attention to a number of dis?
tricts in which membrs of the utmost
prominence in the party are being call?
ed^ upon to fight the battles of their
Jives against determined Democratic
oppostion.
When the Speaker's tour was planned
It was announced that his services
would be confined strictly to the
{?ose districts, districts in which
danger threatened the Republican in
cumbentsvor in which the signs point?
ed to possible success against a Dem?
ocratic member. In view of this
announcement there has been a great
deal of comment over the inclusion in
this itinerary of such districts as those ,
represented why Mr. -James A., Hem
en way, the distinguished chairman of
the House commitee on appropria?
tions, now serving his fifth term in
the lower branch of the national Leg?
islature; Representative Jesse Over
stireet, who successfully piloted the :
House committee on pcstomces and
post roads through one of the most
tempestuous voyages which ever beset
it? career ; Representatives Joseph W.
Babcock, the chairman of the Repub?
lican Congressional campaign commit?
tee, and head of the House committee,
on the District of Columbia; and,
lastly, Gen. C. H. Grosvenor. ?
As a result of the committee's deter- \
mination to have Mr, Cannon dip into
these districts on a tour which is very
limited, with a schedule narrowed
down to the lowes!; possible notch,
there has been considerable anxious ,
inquiry into the conditions existing .
XXL the several districts enumerated i
above. The impression gleaned seems ? .
io be that there is good reason to ex- j
peet close results ia each of the dis?
tricts mentioned, with the possible
eexeption of Gen. Grosvenor's. ,
Chairman Babcock of the Re pu bli- j
iain Congressional campaign.commit?
tee, a few days ago, in New York,
made the statement that the indica?
tions were of the loss ot the House by ?
.Iris party. "As matters now stand,"
he is quoted as. saying, "we are likely
"to lose the House of Representatives.
If the Democrats carr; fifteen^ dis?
tricts which are now represented by
Republicans," said Mr. Babcock,
"they will wipe out our majority of
the House entrely . You can readily
eeo that in . tte natural course of
events, wthoutyegard to the campaign ,
work to be done by either party, the?
chances favor the Democrats. Wi til j j
an election beid righr ?ow we would j ;
probably elect Roosevelt and icse the
House. '5
Bradstreet's Trade Review.
_ I
:New York, Sept. 23. - Bradstreet's j
tomorrow will say:
Cool weather, -while retarding or in- :
jariog some late crops, has b?en sti??- j
ulating the fall trade, both wholesale I
and retail, which snows an apparent !
increase in ve?ame over a year ase j
The improvement is most mal iced i:? :
dry goods, clothing, groceries, shoes ?
and hardware. Distributive trp.de is :
better in the northeast portions of the j
esst, and very generally throughout j
the soutS:. The central west also i
shows a continuance of the improve- !
ment noted last week and a wide- ;
spread mod?rate betterment in eoike- j
tiona is a feature deserving special j
mention.
A disposition is shown on th<j part ;
of farmers to hold their products for ?
better prices, this being true in many j
sections, nctaly the .south and tue ;
northwest. The labor situation is ;
rather quiet on the whole, although |
?some notably large strikes continned 1
unsettled. The cotton goods industry j
still pursues a halting course, price j
uncertainties breeding conservatism., !
Business failures for the week ending
September 22 number 203 against 185
in the like week in 1903.
ffova Scotia Millionaire Dead, i
Halifax, N. S. Sept. 26.-Hon. John j
F.Staim, Banker, the leading financier !
of this city, president of the Nova Sco?
tia Steel and Coal Company, died sud?
denly at Toronto yesterday, aged 56.
His son Gilbert is at Harvard and is
the Nova Scotia scholar nuder the Ce- j
xii Rhodes scholarship plan.
Frankfort, Sept. 24.-At a confer-1
euee of Hambnrg American and ;
Korth German Lloyd steamship ora- |
cials today it was decided to reduce j
the steerage rate from Hungary to !
ork to two pounds.
THE WOBST HORRORS Or
Wi IT PORT ?RTH??.
Field Marshal! Oyama Orders The
Capture et Stronghold at finy Cost
-Fearful Carnage Will Attend
Final Assault.
Cholera Has Broken Out Among
Garrison and the Horrors of
Pestilence is Added to Those
of Famine and Shot and
Shel!.
Tien Tisn, Sept. 24.-It is reported
here that Field Marshall Ojama has
sent a message to the Japanese com?
manders of the forces about Port Ar?
thur urging them to make a desperate
effort to take Port Arthur within the
next three days so as to relieve fifty
thousand Japanese troops which are
needed.in the campaigu against Gen.
Kuropatkin's army. 0
Japanese Again Oemand Surrender.
Rome, Sept. 24.-According to a
telergam to the newspaper Italia
Militaire from Chefoo the Japanese
commanders investing Port Arthur
have sent another demand for the sur?
render of the city to General Stoessell.
The exterior forts, the telegram says,
are now all in the hands of the Japa?
nese, while three cf the interior fort?-,
have been wrecked by Japanese shell
fire. Gen. Stoessell is expected to re?
fuse the demand for his surrender, in
which event, a general assanlt with
more determination than ever been
employed heretofore will be begun to?
night.
Pestilence Warring Against Russians.
Kinciiow, Manchuria, Sept. 24. -A
Russian naval officer here has receiv?
ed official advices . that cholera has
hroken ont in Port Arthur and that it
is feared that the sickness wili become
epidemic. The situation in Pert Ar-}
thur is desperate, with famine acd
pestilence added to the fury of the
Japanese assault.
Jap Blockade Runners Evade Russians.
London, Sept. 24.-Private tele
grrams from Nagasaki report the safe
arrival there of two vesse's loaded
with machinery for the the Tokio
arsenals. The macninery was shipped
from England. The Russian volun?
teer cruiseis Smolensk and St. Peters?
burg have been in South African
waters for days past for the purpose
of intercepting these vessel?, they hav?
ing information as to the ch?racier of
the cargo and their destination.
Dont Know He's Whipped Yet.
Sr. Petersburg, Sept. 24.-General
Kuropatkin reports under today's date
that he has received no news of a seri?
ons engagement of any of his troops.
Fearful Carnage at Port Arthur.
Paris, Sept. 24.-The Matin'? St.
Petersburg correspondent telegraphs as
follows :
"Telegrams of which the general
saff have as yet no knowledge, reach -
ed the emperor at 4 o'clock this morn?
ing. I can affirm that they concern
Port Arthur, regarding which place
the greatest anxiety prevails at court.
The Japanese are now engaged in a gen?
eral assault, which is more furious
than its predecessors, attacking the
town on three sides simultaneously
and employing their whole forces, be?
ing d?termin?e to finish the business.
The Russian mines blew up whole
battalions. Gen. Fock especially
distinguished himself, directiug the
Bre from the wall, which thc Japanese
reached after indescribable maasacre.
"The whole of Admiral Togo's and
Vice Admiral Kamimura's squadrons
are? aiding the struggle, which, it is
feared, will be final. The besieged
forces are figthing as in a furnace. A
perfect storm of shell is falling cn the
town, port and fortress from the
whole hill and roadstead. Gen. Stoessel
is going from fort to fort, encouraging
the defenders in their desperate ef?
forts.
"In St. Petersburg the facts con?
cerning the tragic event, which per?
haps will terminate by a glorious fall
of Port Arthur, are wholly unknown.
? At court hope has not yet been en?
tirely abandoned.''
Russians May Fight and Ran Again.
S*:. Petersburg, Sept. 24, 2.45 a.m.
-The absence cf detailed reports
from the seat or war despite the im?
portant character of events that are
believed to tie developing around Muk?
den, leads to . the supposition that j
Knropatkra may after all net serious?
ly comest the Japanese advance and
raat t-jc long expected battle at Muk?
den may turn o;;t to be merely a rear
guad action upon a large scale.
Gen. Sakharolf reports that thc Jap?
anese army is moving from Bsntsia
putze towards Fu Pass, a village .six
mihs northeast cf Mukden and near
the right bani: of the Hui; river. The
river ac t?..-; point is shallow, and
probably for this reason the locality
has been selected by the Japamse for
crossing. It the Japanese succeed in
gaining a foothold at Fu Pass, Gen.
Kuroratkin's position at Mukden will
be insecure, as the Japanese will from
thence be ablts to threaten the Russian
line of communications. Fa Pa>s is
only 20 miles north of Uentsiapat/.e,
but at the present rate of progress ti ie
Japanese wi ii probably occupy four or
five days in traversing it.
The Russian force south of Mukden
is believed to consist of only one army
corjks, which is acting as a rear guard
and is not intended to ofTer a serious
resistance to the Japanese advance.
Nothing is known at the admiralty
of the reported sailing of the cruiser
Gromoboi out of Vladivostok to cap?
ture; a Japanese transport supposed to
be a sailing snip.
Berlin, Sept 24.-Tbe Tokio corres?
pondent of the Tageblatt reports tfcat
Field Marshall Oyama is driving thc
Russians at Mnkdeu northward and
has succeeded in turninu both of Gen.
Kuropatkins' flanks. Tbe Japanese
cavalry patrols have reached the vi?
cinity of Titling pass. The Mukden
correspond? nt o? tue sam?' paper con?
firms the report that hoi li tia., ks havr
been tamed in t?^^attle near AL.kdt j?
it has nej?me i 11^^.bi.*, ce >a\s U.r
Gen. Kuropatkin to make any serions
attempt to hold Mukden. The Rus?
sian army is concentrating at Lileng.
St. / Petersburg, Sept. 26.-Gen.
Kuropatkin reports to the Czar as fol?
lows: "The Japanese are increasing
their force at Beniapundzi to the
Eastward of Mukden. Skirmishes
have occurred in the valley of the
Hun river aud at Inpu between Benia
puazi and the railway. Large bodies
of the enemy are advancing at Tsian
chani n the valley of the Taitse. "
j General Sakaroff wires that dnring
the last, two or three days the Japa?
nese vanguard attempted to occupy
Kaoutoulin pass to the southeast of
Mukden, but the Russians were suc?
cessful in repulsing the attack on the
: south front. Alli is quiet with the
exception of skirmishes between out
I posts.
Pounding Port Arthur to Pieces.
Rome, Sept. 26.-A message from
Chefoo states that the Japanese are
again bombarding Port Arthur today.
The losses of the attacking parties
have been insignificant owing to the
fact that the Japanese fortify all posi?
tions as soon as captured and are not
employing infantry until the forts have
been almost dismantled by artillery
fire and can be taken by assault.
' laps Flanking Russian Again Army.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 26.-Official
dispatches received today indicate that
the Japanese are preparing to carry
out an extensive turning movement
East of Mukden. Large force of Jap?
anese from Liao Yang are advancing
across the Taitse River.
Heavy Losses at Port Arthur.
St.Ptersburg, Sept. 26.-Unconfirm?
ed reports recieved ?day place the
Russian losses at Port Arthur on
Sept. 15th at 1,100 killed and ::,000
wounded. From Sept. 15th to 22d,
the loss is estimated at 5,500 killed and
wounded. The number of available
defenders now at Port Arthur estimat?
ed at 20,000.
St. Petersburg, Sept 27.-News of
the battle at Muden is hourly expect?
ed. The Japanese are crossing the
Taitse River a the rate of a thousand
daily. Apparently a large force is
now marching direct on Tieling,
north of Mukden on the LLiao River
by the road from Tsianchan passing
a hundred miles east of Mukden.
When this fresh turning movement is
sufficiently advanced a general move?
ment againtst heR ussian forces is an?
ticipated.
The Advance on Mukden.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 27.-General
Sakharoff wires that the Japanese force
on Sept. "25th advanced alone the
ground between Mandarin roads and
the heights of Tonmitsi, Southeast
of Mukden. The movement which
was apparently a reconnoissance was
retarded by the Russian cavalry.
Rochester, N. Y. Sept. 25.-Six peo?
ple who were injured in a wreck on
the New York, Central railroad a
short distance east of Lyons early this
morning were brought to Rochester
hospitals. Three sleepers on the Wes?
tern Express, a fast train bound from
New York to Chicago, left the track
because of a split rail, and threw the
passengers to the floors of the coaches.
Just as the train came to standstill a
fast frieght east bound. rau into the
derailed cars. Mrs. Newman Erbs,
wife cf the vice president of the Pere
Marquette railroad, who was brought
here with both limbs cr t off, died at
the hospital. Mr. Erbs was bruised
and in ja red. J
THE GREATER SO?TH CAROLINA
STATE FAIR.
The Event of thc Year-Hints to Pros?
pective Exhibitors-A Great Gather?
ing of Prosperous Carolinians.
The first Greater South Carolina
State Fair will be held on the new
grourfds recently purchased by the
State Agricultural and Mechanical
Society, and which have been fitted up I
with all modern improvements for the
comfort and convenience of both ex?
hibitors and visitors. This will be the
thirty-sixth Fair since the reorganizaV
tion of the Society after the civil war.'
and will be held the last week in Oc?
tober, from the morning of the 25th
to the evening of the 28th.
Every county in the State should be
represented in the exhibits, for there is
no doubt but what great good results
to all the exhibitors at every Fair, the
premiums being only a small part of
the benefits. A great many farmers
and stock breeders count only what j
prizes are won. but this should not be i
the case, because the greatest benefit;:
are obtained in advertising what you
have for sale and in meeting with tho
progressive men from other sect'or.s !
cf the Stute and obtaining their iden- j
and seeing the results of their j
methods. The management of the Fair |
is making every effort io secure new j
exhibitors. Arrangements have been \
made by which freight charges av? i
paid on ail exhibits from this State j
free stalls are provided for slock, and j
free bedrooms are furnished ::!! ex- j
hibilors who are willing to stay on tho .
grounds all the time. Numerous res- !
taurants on the grounds furnish meals J
at all hours of the day or night !
reasonable prices, and feed for stock ;
is delivered right at the stalls the !
regular market prices, and besides, j
there are officers who iook after all
exhibitors and see that every on? i': !
satisfactorily located. All exhibits j
may be shipped directly to the j
grounds, for there is ample side track .
provision for all the cars. Solid car;
should be billed "Secretary State i
Fair. Columbia. S. C.. care Fair |
Ground Tracks." and they will be .
rushed right through to destination. .
Some exhibitors may think they can- '?
not make their entries properly, bu: j
Secretary Love will take pleasure in .
giving all necessary aid. provided ap?
plication is made to him prior to lu
o'clock Tuesday morning, as the Fair
opens at that hour and no entries can
be made later. All exhibitors of live
stock should arrive on the grounds not
later than Friday or Saturday before
the Fair, so as to get the stock quiet
after shipping and get them to eating
well before being put into the show
ring.
The premium list is very liberal this
year, and it is to be hoped that th<
management will meet with success
in inducing a very large number <>;"
new exhibitors to attend the Fair,
so that the Fair will become repre?
sentative of every section of the State
and of all the resources of Carolina.
Information and premium lists will be
che rfu Hy supplied upon application
jp person or by letter to Secretary
1 ?ve at Columbia. Let all who are
thinking*r>f exhibiting, or who have
fine products or stock, make up their
minds right now to exhibit, write for
a premium list and then make their
entries at once. Join the procession
that is making this State one of the
best in the country.
NEBRO FOUND DEaG
WITH HIS HANDS TIED.
Quiet Lynching in Greenwood
County. Had Attempted As?
sault in Laurens County.
Special to Thc State.
Greenwood, Sept. 24.-James Cal?
vert Stuart, a negro about 22 years
old, was lynched by Lacrens county
citizens shortly after midnight last
night after being brought just across
the river into Greenwood county.
The crime for which Stuart was
lynched was the usual one, in attempt?
ing a criminal assault upon the 14
ye?r-old daughter of^Mr. Doc Hughes,
a well known white farmer who lives
in the "Fork" between Saluda and
Reedy rivers.
g The first news of the lynching was
brought here this morning by a gen?
tleman who was making the trip from
Greenville to Greenwood by private
conveyance through the country. He
reported that just after crossing
Smith's bridge over Saluda river he
came upon the dead body of a negro
lying on the side of the road. The
negro's hands were tied behind his
back and he was lying with bis face
upturned and with his kuees bent un?
der him,, a position indicating to the
gentleman that he bad been shot while
in a kneeling posture. When the body
was examined at the coroner's inquest
it was found that only one bullet
wound had been inflicted upon the ne?
gro. This was a pistol ball which en?
tered the body under the left arm.
. The body was turned over to the
negro's father.
From reliable reports it appears that
the dead negro James Stuart, had
been living with Mr. Hughes about
two years, his release from the Lau?
rens county chaingaug having been
secured by Mr. Hughes; the negro
had ever since been making his home
on his place.
.friday afternoon, the negro, in
company with another negro, was
picking cotton near the house, Mr.
Hughes left home to go to the ginnery
of Mr. Kobeit Anderson, not very far
away. While Le was away Mrs.
Hughes a^so left home to visit a sick
neighbor. This left their two daugh?
ters alone. They, too, were picking
cotton very close to the house. The
negro who attempted the assault knew
that they were alone and going up to
the yard he entered the cotton house
and there secreted himself. When
the younger girl entered the house to
empty lier sack of cotton the brute
grabbed her and threw her down.
She struggled up and he again threw
her down.
While struggling the girl had
screamed at the top of her voice and
this brought her sister to the rescue.
Her appearance made the negro
desist and he left the younger giri
alone without accomplishing his pur?
pose. He left the house going towards
the field where he was at work.
Before going he told both girls if they
told what he had done he would kill
them. As soon as their parents arriv?
ed the girls told the story. Two young
kinsmen who were there went to the
field where the negro was at work.
He was picking cotton right along as
i/nothing had been done and his sus?
picions were allayed by the indiffer?
ent manner of the two young men.
They did not appear with guns, as
they knew that lie would run. They
rode on the wagon of cotton with him
until the wagon came into the yard
and as the negro jumped out on the
ground he was grabbed. He admitted
his guilt and said he did not know
why he did it. ile said he knew the
penalty was death.
It was reported hera today that
there were about 50 men cf the com?
munity present and some were for
carrying him to Laurens to be put in
jail but a majority were for lynching
him. This was decided on after mid?
night and he was carried fo Smith's
bridge .over the Saluda river and after
going about a mile into Greenwood
couuty the fatal shot was fired.
Greenwood's coroner went up after
being notified and held the inquest, as
the body ivas on Greenwood county
soil.
The sheriff of Laurens county was
there. He had been notified that a
lynching was imminent and had come
as soon as possible, he said. Finding
that the negro had been carried just
across the river, he thought he would
cross over and see him.
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 26. -On ac?
count of the scarcity ol" hands and to j
get cotton on the market early a num- ?
ber of large planters in this section are j
mak'ng arrangements to run day and
night forces in the fields. They will
start tonight picking staple by moon?
light. Pickers are exceedingly scarce
and to work only in day time keepstbe
staple in the field too long. I
Nev; York, Sept. '20.-Janies Saw?
yer, Alias Janies Brown was held with?
out bail this morning by Magistrate
Mayor to await extradition papers
from South (Jardina. It is charged
that he attempted to set fire to an eil
mill valued at S200,CC0 at Florence, S.
C. turee weeks ago. lie denies that
he is wanted.
Letter to the Cresswell Co.
S mn t er. S. c.
D^ar Sirs: Yen sell a goed many!
things by tho gallon. Heiner a decent j
man, you give foll measure.
Yon know v* hut wo. mean : you Know
that short weight and short measure i
ore common among-well, we hope ;
there AT"H no short measures and ;
weights in your town.
There aie, though Ribbons and ;
tices and trimmings. >oId by the \
"dozen," measure nine or ten yards.
There is no complaint, because "they j
all do it. " You have the sann- plague j
in your goods nearly everything,
cannea or bottled, cheats in the ijuan '
tiry. Alni j.-t nobody "ives full weight !
in a factory package !
We ore one of the almost nobodies. I
We sell paint, bj the gallon, to paint
your louse: and our gallon li just the
same size as yours that you measure !
vinegar with-231 cubic inches
Good paint too-'Devoe lead-and-i
zinc-takes tower gallons than mixed I
paint and wears twice as long rs lead- j
and o l.
You own a house. That's why we !
are writing to you.
Yours truly
62 F W Devoe & Co ?
P. S.-L. B. Durant sells our pa:ut. j
SLAUGHTER ON THE RAILROAD.
Sixty or More Persons Killed and
Over One Hundred Injured
A Fearful Accident on the
Southern Railway.
Knoxville, Tenn., 'Sept. 24.- Run?
ning on a roadbed in a supposedly
high conditiou of maintenance and
having about them every safeguard
known to modern railroading, two
trains on the Southern railway, carry?
ing heavy lists of passengers, came to?
gether in a frightful headend collision
near Hodges, Tenn., today, sending 54
people to death and injuring 125, sev?
eral of whom will probably die. This
appalling loss of life and maiming of
the living resulted apparently from
the disregarding of orders given to
the two trains to meet at a station
which hu3 for a long time been their
regular meeting point. The claim of
failure to see either the station or sig?
nals could not be set up by the engi?
neer of the westbound train were
he alive to enter a plea of defense, as
the accident happened in broad day
light and, according to the best in?
formation obtainable, he had the or?
ders in a little frame in front of him as
bis monster of iron and steel rushed
by New Market. Soon after he came
upon an eastbound passenger train
making for New Market in compli?
ance with instructions to meet the
westbound train, which carried the
sleepers from the east for Knoxville,
Chattanooga and other southern cities.
The possibility exists that the ill
fated engineer may have been asleep
or that death had suddenly taken the
sight from his eyes before New Mar?
ket was reached. But nothing is
known save that the orders were not
obeyed. The trains were on time and
not making over 35 miles an hour,
yet the impact as they rounded a
enrve and came suddenly upon each
other was frightful. Both engines and
the major portions of both trains were
demolished. Why the orders were dis?
regarded or misinterpreted probably
will never be known, as the engineers
of the two trains were crushed, their
bodies remaining for hours under the
wreckage of the monster locomotives
which but a short time before had
leaped forward at the touch of their
strong hands upon the throttle.
Some of the bodies have not been
recovered, and many remain unidenti?
fied.
Entire Family Killed.
Gaffney, Sept. 25.-A telegram was
received here yesterday announcing
the death of Mr. Lee Hill at Jellico,
Tenn., who was killed in an explo?
sion in a powder mill.
The corpse was expected here on
train No. 40 last night, but instead
a telegram was received stating that
the corpse, accompanied by Mr. Scott
Hill, his father, Lee Hill's wife and
four children and a single sister, were
on the ill-fated Southern train which
was wrecked yesterday and that all
the parties were killed.
The corpses of all seven of the fam?
ily are expected to arrive this evening
or tomorrow morning.
BRITISH TORPEDO' BOAT LOST.
The Chamois Wrecked of Grecian
Coast-Crew Saved
London, Sept. 27.-The office bas re
cieved a dispach stating that British
torpedo boat destroyer, Chamois has
been lost off the coast of Greece. All
on board were saved.
London, Sept. 27.-The Chamois
was conducting speed trials when her
propeller blade broke and pierced the j
bottom of the vessel which sank. Two '
of the crew were injured.
Lady Curzon Better.
London, Sept. 27.-The following
bulletin giving Lady Curzon's condi?
tion was "issued from Walmar castle
this morning. "Lady Curzon passed a
fair night with a little natural sleep.
Her general strength has not declin?
ed, but her condition is still critical
and she cannot be said to be out of
danger."
London, Sept. 27.-The following
bulletin was issued this afternoon:
"Lady Curzon maintained the
strength fairly well since this morn?
ing. This is regarded as a very hope?
ful sign."
Wreck Reported in illinois.
Chicafgo*, Sept. 2G. -A wreck is re- ? ?
ported on the Burlington Railway j ,
Dear Elmwood, Ills. The loss of ?j
life, if any is not definitely known.
Elmwood, Ills., Sept. 26.-The '
Galesbarg Peoria pns.-enger train piled
in the ditch at 6.30 oclock this morn?
ing by a washout on the Chicago,
Builiugton and Quincy tracks two
miles of east cf heiv. One person was
killed, three fatally injured and twen?
ty five passengers more or less serious- j ,
ly Lnrt.
Resignation cf Dr. Milis.
Thc members of the Presbyterian
church were made indeed sad on last
Sunday morning when iheir much be
Loved pastor sent in his Utter of re?
signation, it was read to the congre?
gation by the i?ev. V,'. T. Ball, who
was filling the puluit that day. For
>ver twenty years Dr. Mills hu? lived
in Camden, and endeared himself, v.ot j 1
july to his own people, but to the j (
whole town-faithfully and lovingly j (
he has worked fer the Matser, and j t
now "in obedience to Him." though!
the folded hands seem idle, yet his ?
pecple rejoice, that be will still live j
in Camelen, "coming in and out" ?
among them-ever doing good. That j
God may restore him to htslth and j
strength, is the earnest wish and pray- i
ci- of his many frit nds. --Camden ;
Chronicle.
Chicago. Sept. 2. -Work was resum- j
ed this morning at the Pullman Com- ?
pany and International Harvester Com- :
pjny Manufacturing plants, which j
ar?' the biggest in Chicago, altera hrie? j
period of idleness. The me? resumed !
work at reduced wages. Both Com- j
patty's refused to deal wiih the Un- ? i
ions. A meeting of the Union will be j .
ut ld in a few days to map off? a plan i
against the companies The cut in j 1
wages was made throughout the fae- j !
tories, extending even to -employees in 1
the office force. 1
HOW TO GET MOST FOR COTTON,
Good Advice to Growers-A Large
Cotton Producer Talks of the
Crop and its Value if Handled
Properly.
Half the Crop Should be Held Back
Seed Lower Than Last Year.
This seems to be the day of the
farmer, and he is disposed to make
the most of it ; he is keeping posted in
a general way, and on cotton in par?
ticular.
An Observer man had a talk, yes?
terday, with one of the leading cotton
growers of the State, and got from
him a splendid idea, and some inter?
esting facts. This man has proven
himself thoroughly practical by his
success; lie is nothing of a dreamer.
He has over 500 acres in cotton this
year, and his crop will bc twenty per
cent less than it was last year.
In answer, to the question: "What
do yon think of the cotton situation?''
"The cotton crop now being har?
vested can be made the most valuable
crop ever gathered, if the farmers will
act in concert and on similar lines, in
every State, county and community.
"There is now no question of the
crop being a moderate, if not a very
small one, compared to what was ex?
pected two, yes one month ago. The
whole spinning world is depleted ot
cotton : must have cotton, no matter
what the cost. The present crop can
be made to average at least 12 cts. if
not 15 cts., per pound to the grower,
if the growers will gin and sell cau?
tiously. If only half the cotton pick?
ed each week is placed on the market
and the other half held back, either
stored in bonded warehouse, when
money must be obtained, or stored on
the farms either ginned and baled or
in the seed ; there would be no glut?
ting the market for October, Novem?
ber, December, which is the very con?
dition the speculators want, in"order
that they may be able to buy what
will be in active demand the world
over, at much higher prices after Jan?
uary 1st.
"What is true of cotton is also true
of cotton seed. The oil mills are en?
tering the crushing season with cotton
seed oil ld"cts. per gallon lower than
last year or for the last five years, and
consequently the mills cannot pay bv
So.00 per ton as much as,they paid all
through the last season for seed.
"We have almost identically the
same conditiou in all crops affecting
cotton oil as existed for the season
1892-1893 when cotton oil went to 65
cts. per gallon in February 1893. We
have a very short crop of wheat this
year, as compared with the crop for
several years past. There is no cid
wheat to be had at any price, and the
present price for wheat is 35 per cent,
higher than last year.
"The present corn crop prospects are
for a crop smaller than in ten years,
with perhaps one exceptiou, and if as
short as now predictad, corn will go
to 75 cts., ana perhaps higher, per
bushel. A short crop and high prices
for corn, means a short crop and
high prices for hogs; and with Logs
bigh, lard will be high, and high
priced lard means high priced cotton
Dil; then why not high prices for
cotton seed paid to the farmers?
The crop of linseed now being har?
vested in the Northwest, is only about
Dne-half to three-fifths tthe crop har?
vested last year, and the result is,
Linseed is forty per cent., the oil
aboat o0 per cent., linseed cake and
meal 35 to 40 per cent, higher.
"But the .United States is not the
Dnly country with short crops. Ail
Df "the European countries without a
bingle exception, have the poorest
:rops of grain, feed and fodder, they
iiave bad for years. Kussia, the
greatest grower and competitor of the
united States for the trade of Europe,
!or wheat, is fully employed trying to
whip its very small, and as she sup?
posed, insignificant antagonist-Ja
.)an : and the result is she will have
30 wheat to export, and if the war
should continue for several years, as
it is very likely to do, Russia will >oon
>e importing wheat and all kinds of pro?
visions. "The olive oil crop of all
countries bordering on the Mediterra?
nean Sea is reported on bestauthority *Q
je only onehalf to two-thirds a full crop,
md this shortage amounts to more gal
ions of oil than the total cotton oil
.rop. The condition of every crop in
.very country, should warrant cotton
5il "worth fully double its present
?rice: warrant the mill in paying at
least fifty per cent, higher prices for
;eed. But tue milis cannot pay more
'or seed unless the prices of oilcan be
?dvaneed to a value all things justify.
3'.i mil's will net pay more lor >eed
;nau they are obliged tc ?wy, and as
Long as farmers are selling seed at ?1-2
:o per ton, mills will not pay S'20
:o 6*22, the price seed should be. sail?
ing at.
"The growers of cotton and cotton
ed can and should control the mar&r
MS by holding back both cotton and
sred "till they can secure a price that
ill conditions warrant. Unless thea?
le they will find they have parted
sith three-fourths of their crop he
fore the advance comes, and the cot?
ton ami seed speculator will reap :Le
>enefit that belongs to the producer.
2old your cotton and hold your cot?
ton seed till the advance is hero with
ron. It will come much sooner if you
lold, tor ns long as you are parting
A-i th your crop freely, tho speen I:1.: or
.viii hold down prices.
"The p. resent crop, if ou iv about
LO,OOO.OOO bales, can be inade to pay >
be producers S703.000,000 to 8725,0^0,
K-0 n tal. <>r from 8625.000,000 to S65?, .
JOOjOOO for thc lint, and from 860.0C0,
v.) to 875,0.?0.000 for 3,000,000 r^is
>t seed s?ld, retaining 2,000,000 tons
if 'geed l'or feeding cattle and : ?r
ilanting next year's year.
"AU that is needed is concerted
iction and backbone to for'*? tte
narkete to respond to conditions
lever so favorable to he controlled or
idjusted ior the grower s inter? st. lt
s ali ready tor your action, and eon
.eried action will control the crop
n?veme?.t and prices for cotton and
<eed, snd give the producer the bene
St heretofore always received by the
peen ia ti ve middleman."-Charlotte,
\T. C.. Observer.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. ?4.-Welter?
ing in blood and almost dead, Frank
Austin, a wealthy cold storage man of
Medina, was found late last niger in
his building by his son. It is believed
rhat an assault was made on him fori
khe purpose of robbery. The doctors
say he cannot live.

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