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WKHT HKVKRRLY DAMAGED
BY TKKK1BLK OTOKM.
Hundred* of Building* Wrecked And
Many V casein Swept Away?Kati
eented That the I Mintage Will Ex
eejed Two Million Dollar*.
Key W?it, Fla.. Oct. 11.?A* a rs
Uault of \ha hurricane which struck
the southern coast of Florida this
morning. Kay West tonight Is a mass
of wreckage and the damage to prop?
erty I* estimated at $2.000.000. Martial
law was ,roclaimsd by the mayor at
4 o'clock and the Key West guards
are patrolling the city.
?The United States government has
aeon asked to dispatch troops here
without delay, to a*slat In patrolling
the storm-swept area.
Chaos reigns on every hand and few
people remain In their home*, hun?
dred* of which have either been to?
tally wrecked or damaged. It Is im
tfceealbl* at this hour to say whether
there ha* been lose of life, but It Is
feared many live* have ben claimed
aleag the coast.
tt Is known that many have receiv?
ed shore or lea* serious Injury and re?
port* are current that sevral Ivea
(here been lost, but those have not
The ttbrm reached Its height at 1
eViock this afternoon, when the wind
reached an estimated veloolty of 100
anile* an hour.
There was a hard, steady blow from
? a, m. to I p. m., when the wind be?
gan to die down and by 4 o clock the
centre of the hurricane had passed
While the hurricane is the worst
that Key Weat haa ever experienced,
tavthe local weather observer announced
tonight that the indications are that
the eatlre east coast of Florida will
suffer ?errlbly tonight.
Of 100 local vessel* In the harbor
thl* morning but five remain at an?
chor, the others having either gone
to sea or been washed up on the
Kaches The streets along the water
?at are a mam of wreckage.
Brick as well a* frame buildings
throughout the city suffered alike
from the fury of the heavy wind andj
many mlraculoua escape* from death
er serious Injury have been reported.
frA Beeide? the several score of reul
^Unce* either totally wrecked or
blown from their pillars, nine fac?
tories were partially destroyed. In?
cluding the Habana-American, Marti?
ne*, Nlcholaa. Rua Ix>pes. Manuel Lo?
pa? Fleltas Torrla. Cortes and Wolf
No, 1 and No. I engine house* of
the city fire department were destroy?
ed, the firemen narrowly escaping,
and several of the horse* were killed*
Th* top of the First National Bank
was blown off, the poatofflce damaged
^W?d (wo running gears of the govern?
ment coaling station wrere wrecked.
?very telephone and electric light
p>le on Duval street, the principal
thoroughfare of the city, was blown
A* soon a* the wind had subsided
bAptundering began. The city police
faro* was unable to cope with the sit?
uation and the mayor decided to take
stringent measures to ruppree* the
looting, his proclamation of martial
Almost every nationality la repre?
sented among the city'* population of
^hvore than 10.000, about half of whom
are employed In the cigar manufac?
tories, sponge fisheries and salvage
BIG BLOW 8TRDXKJ* CUBA.
k^Vcsone Going 1?) Mile* Per Hour
Doe* Great Immagc.
Havana Oct. 11.?The most serious
cyolone since the big blow of October
IT. ltOI. struck Cuba early this
a iporning. causing extensive devasta?
tion through the whole western por?
tion of the Island. In the city of
Havana many minor buildings were
blown down or unroofed; almost all
the tree* were uprooted and five per?
sona were killed, one by an electric
J wire and the othera by falling bulld
Imo About 16 persons were Injured.
The greatest damage was done in
the harbor, where forty or fifty light?
er*,, launches and small tugs were
either sunk or blown ashore. At Casa
Bianca great anxiety was felt through?
ly '?ut the city for the safety of i h??
* Ward Liner Morro Castle, from Neu
Tork. and the Pia* t Line steamer Mi?
ami, from Key West. Both of the**
steamer, however, arrived safely at
6:30 thi? afternoon, having kept off
ahore for hours awaiting an ao.it??
ment of the storm.
^ The t'?t.il damit?'? in H i . an ? and
? vicinity Is estimated at ll.oo.ono Th?
greatest Individual Iomm baabooaaaUS?
?d by the deetructlon of half tlx ? ii
elevator conveyors of the 11 a v a u t
Coal Company at Casa Blanoa. esti?
mated at $200.000. it win be aoaaihls
to raise the greater number of th.?
wrecked lighters and other craft.
?The pleasant purgatlv.? effect ex?
perienced by all who iis?- <'hamb??r
laln's Ptomach and Liver Tablets, and
the healthy condition of the body and
mind which they create, makea one
feel joyful. Hold by W. W. Sibert.
SUPREME COURT CONVENE*.
Two of the Justice? Absent on Ac?
count of Illness.
Washington. Oct. 11.?After a re?
cess of more than four months, and
with only Chief Justice Fuller and
Justices Harlan, Brewer, White,
Holmes, McKenna and Duy present,
the Supreme Court of the United
States today began the regular term
for the next twelve months. Justices
Peckham and Moody were both ab?
sent on account of Illness, reducing
the court to unusually small propor?
Ordinarily the court devotes the
Mrst day of its sitting to a cill of state
upon the president, but the absence of
that high official rendering this pro?
cedure Impracticable, business was
proceeded with as far as possible.
Many Important Cases on Docket.
Washington, Oct. 12.?Twenty-one
cases to which Uncle Sam is a party
are on the calendar of the United
Vtatea Supreme Court for today. All
?.fill not be heard today, but it la ex?
pected that they will be taken up and
?vrgued in their order.
The moat important case put down
."T ,'rgument la that of the American
Tobacco Company, brought on behalf
of the Federal government to declare
the company an unlawful combina?
tion or trust In rettralt of trade and |
to dissolve It. The case will be argued
on behalf of the government by At?
torney General Wickerrham and Spe?
cial United Statoe Attorney McRey
Another important case la that of
the Interstate Commerce Commission
against Stickney et al, which Involves
the validity of a ruling of the Inter?
state Commerce Commlasion limiting
the charge for transportation of cat
tie over all the roads out of Chicago.
On complaint and hearing the com?
mission decided to cut the rate in half
and the carriers resisted and took
the case Into the courts. There is a
very wide Interest In the outcome of
this case among the carriers and on
the part of the cattle growers' asso?
ciations of the Western States.
A case In which the government
suffered a reverse In the lower courts
and which is to be heard on appeal in
the Supreme Court Is that of the Uni?
ted States against the Union Supply
Company. It Is to settle the ques?
tion whether the statutes requiring
dealers In oleomargerlne to make re
)orts applies to corporations as well
is to Individual dealers. The Federal
court In New Jersey held that It did
not apply to corporations, but th*
government contends that It does and
Lloyd W. Bowers. Sollcltor-Qeneral
of the United States, will appear and
make the argument for the govern?
Another case that is attracting wide
attention Involves the question wheth?
er the alien contract labor law allows
the Indictment of offenders or merely
imposes a debt penalty. Thte ques?
tion will come before the Court of
Appeal from the United States Court
for" the District of Massachusetts.
Other cases In which the government
will appear as a party involve the1
title to many millions of acres of In-i
dlan lands of the Chocktaw and Chick -
asaw nations. The Hinkle and Price'!
cotton leak case*, which Involve the
right of the government to have the
defendants removed from New York
to the District of Columbia for trial
under indictments found here, wil'
also be heard early In the term.
CONVICT LEAPS FROM TRACK.
Handcuffed Negro In Route to Ral?
eigh Prom New York Escape*.
Tivoli, N. Y.. Oct. It.?Edward Da?
vis, alias King, a negro convict. Jump?
ed from a New YoTk Central express
train, near here today and disappear?
ed. He was discharged from Dan
nemora yesterday and was being tak?
en by a warden to a North Carolina
prison, from which he had escaped.
The train had slowed down, and King,
notwithstanding that he was hand?
cuffed. Jumped from a platform of a
sleeping car. He rolled over and ov?
er, but regained his feet and disap?
peared in the fog. The warden Jump?
ed after him. but was" too badly cut
and bruised to give pursuit.
King escaped from the State prison
at Italelgh, N. C, six years ago,
while awaiting trial for murder. He
was afterwards arrested In Brooklyn,
cnd sent to Dannemora for five years.
WANT POLE DISPUTE SETTLED.
Vutlotial <.cographlc Society to Ask
IIoiiihcii to Name Arbitrators.
Washington. Oct. 11.- The Na
ttoau? I iewgraphlcal Society. In re
?poaaf to a proposal from the Peary
Arctic Club, today adopted a resolu?
tion agreeing to Join the American
?riphical Society and the Amcrl
I an Muslim of National History In
i ? owning Dr. Ira Hemsen, president
fa the National Academy of Sciences,
to appoint i committee to examine
I report on the Arctic records, obser?
vations and data of Commander Hobt.
I Ptari and Dr. Frederick A. Cook.
Where are the busted trusts of
the yesterday years? ?i Washington
Executive Committee State Manufac?
turers' AKioclatilon MeeU at Green?
Greenville, Oct. 11.?The executive
committee of the South Carolina Cot?
ton Manufacturers' Association held
t meeting here today, and discussed
stveral matters of importance to the
Industry, especially mutual insurance
and organization of a Southern mill
mutual insurance company.
The committee also urged that cot?
ton buyers discontinue the praotice of
buying cotton at gins, and let the oot
ton come to the regular markets. A
resolution also was adopted approv?
ing the action taken at the meeting
In Charlotte Friday by the Manufac?
turers' Association looking to curtail?
ment. Committees were appointed to
communicate with the mills in regard
to carrying out the curtailment agree?
A resolution was passed objecting
to the extra amount of bagging now
being put on bales by some ginners in
violation of the State law as to tare
and In violation of the rules of the
Cotton Buyers' Association, which
limits the amount of tare to 20
pounds for soft cotton, and 24 pounds
for compressed cotton to the bale.
CHINA BITTER AGAINST JAPAN,
Inflamatory Circular* Lamed, Urg?
ing Boycotting of Lauer Country.
Tokio, October 11.?Oopiee ot cir?
culars, issued in North Ohdna by a
body of Chinese calling themselves
the "Popular Association of Three
Eastern Provinces," and spreal broad?
cast among Chinese of the lower
classes, have created something of a
sedation upon their receipt in Japan.
The circulars contain inflammatory
statements against the Japenese.
They bear upon what is called the
weakness of poor China and "the in?
sulting aggression of Japan."
Assertions are made that Japan
has devasted the arable lands of
North China, has enslaved laborers
along the line of the Antung-Mukden
Railroad; that Japanese officials have
beaten the men, insulted the women
and terrorised the people.
The circulars point that the weak?
ness of China In a military sense
makes it impossible for her to reaent
this treatment except by a boycot,
and call upon the people of China
generally to refuse all dealings with
the Japanese, All students and per?
sons who value freedom are called
upon to propagate the dectrines of
the association. Falling in this, they
are threatened with vengenance and
The document concludes with the
request that Chinese vehicles, vessels
and railroads refuse to carry Japan?
ese goods. An endless chain Is sought
in the request that patroitlc citizens
into whose hands the circular may fall
shall have ,them reprinted and scat?
tered broadcast, until Japan Is com?
pletely shut out from all commercial I
communication with China.
Efforts are being made to prevent'
the spreading of their contents among'
Japanese of the ignorant olasa, he
cause of the danger of arousing feel- I
lng at this time. Meanwhile there Is
reason to believe that Japan has
called or will immediately call the
attention of the Chinee authorities to
the illegality of the boycott propa?
ganda, demanding that the circulars
be outlawed as illegal documents and,
that the "Popular Association of
the Three Eastern Provinces" be dis?
PELLAGRA CONFERENCE PLAN?
Meeting National in its Scope to lie
Held at Columbia.
Columbia, Oct. 11.?When Dr. Wil?
liams, Dr. Babcock and Dr. Watson
started on the movement of having a
conference here during Fair Week,
to discuss pellagra, it was thought
that the scope should be local. The
idea was to have physicians from all
paTts of the State come during Fair
Week to discuss the newly lndentifled
.disease. The demand soon came for
a conference of wider scope and the
idea grew until now it is a full size
national gathering. Fair Week is
perhaps a bad time for such a gath?
ering, but it has been called for that
R< HIRED THE DISPENSARY.
Two White Man and Three NegTOCS
Arrested at iioiiyhiii.
As the result of the investigations
made throuuh a High Point, N. (\. de
tectWe agency, tWO white men, Dis?
penser J. H. Martin and Steven Hoy
kin, ami three negroes. James Jami?
son, C, C? Sweat and Fred Edwards,
are in arrest at Hollyhill for robbing
the Hollyhill dispensary of $600
worth of boote ob the 7th of last
month charged with burglary anil
grand larceny, They were granted
I ball <?f $1,000 each.
?Chamberlain s Cough Remedy has
become famous for Its cures of
' coughs, colds, croup and Influenae.
Try it when in need. It contains no
harmful substance and always gives
prompt relief. Sold by W. W. Si?
POLAR BEARS TO DRAW SLEDGES
Danish Explorer to Use Bruin as
Draft Animal, Instead of Eskimo
Hamburg, Oct. 10.?Capt. Ronald
Amundsen, the well-known Danish
explorer, who Is about to start on a
Polar expedition, has decided to try
a remarkable innovation in the use j
of draught animals for polar travel
He will endeavor to make polar bear
draw his sledges.
Some time ago Capt. Amundsen
made a contract with Carl Uagen
back, the famous animal trainer, for
twenty ice bears 3 year's old. Hagen
beck's men have been industriously at
work for a month training the bears.
The animals will be shipped to Chris?
tiana this week, where they will be
taken on board Capt. Amundsen's
FIRE THREATENED COLUMBIA.
Automobile Garage and Old Carolina
Columbia, Oct. 11.?The business
section of Columbia was threatened
for a time early today as the result of
a fire unknown origin, destroying the
Carolina Garage and the old Caro?
lina Hall, tbcated on Hampton ave?
nue, in the rear of the Main street
The estimated loss Is between $12,
000 and $15,600.. Two houses, the
property of the. Southern Express
Company, were burned. Five or six
automobiles of various sizes were in
the garage at the time and were de?
stroyed. There was no insurance on
the automobiles. No one was Injur?
ed. The entire Columbia Are depart?
ment was called out and did excellent
work in confining the flames to the
CAROLINA AGENCY CASE PUT
Hearing Set for Yesterday Postponed
Columbia, Oct. 11.?The Carolina
Agency hearing before Judge Mem
minger for the officers and agents of
the Carolina Agency to show cause
why a receiver should not be appoint?
ed for the agency has been postponed
until Friday, or very probably next
week. The hearing was to have been
field today before Judge Memmlnger.
The attorneys for the defendants made
the request of the attorneys for the
plaintiffs that the hearing he post?
poned, as they had not had sufficient
time to prepare their argument. The
plalntlfTs attorneys agreed to the
postponement and it wacs so ordered
by Judge Memminger.
RECORD CORN YIELD.
Orangeburg Farmer Raises 100
Bushels on the Acre.
It loofcs as if Mr. John W. Gram
ling, one of the up-to-date farmers of
the county, who resides in the Mid
dlepen section, will take the cake for
the largest yield of corn on one acre,
says the Orangeburg Sun.
Mr. Gramltng has Just had the corn
and the field measured by Messrs.
George E. Stroman and Robert S.
Conrior, and the production on one
acne is 106 2-3 bushels, and 160 bush?
els to an acre and a half.
The entire field will average a frac?
tion more than two ears to the stalk.
Owe stalk grew two "suckers," and
on the main stalk and on each sucker
there were two fine ears. The two
suckers grew to the same height as
the main stalk?and all from one
grain of corn. Another stalk grew
to the "height of 17 feet and had three
oars on it.
Unfortunately Mr. Gramling did not
get into the County Union corn con?
test or the State contest, but he says
that next year he is going into all of
them, and believes he can increase
the production over this year, as he
has learned some things from experi?
Just now Mr. Gramling's friends
are wondering if there is any oth^r
farmer in the county who can beat
his record this year.
?Hoarseness in a child subject to
croup is a sure indication of the ap?
proach of the disease. If Chamber?
lain's Cough Remedy is given at once
or even after the croupy cough hat
appeared, it will prevent the attack.
Contains no poison. Sold by W. W.
Then at last, will the imperfections
of others no longer seem of Import?
ance to you. for they will not longer
be able to wound your vanity, selfish?
ness and Ignorance; im perfection!
that is, which have ceased to re?em^
hie your own. For it is the evil which
lies in ourselves that l? eveT^iess? tol?
erant of the evil that dwells in Oth?
?It is in time of sudden mishap or
accident that Chamberlaln'a Linjment
can be rolled unon to take the place
of the family doctor, who cannot al?
ways be found at the moment. Then
It Is that Chamberlain's Liniment Is
nevor found wanting. ki cases of
sprains, cuts, wounds ,and bruises
Chamberlain's Liniment takes Out the
soreness and drives away the pain.
Sold by W. W. Slbert.
ROOTER OF CASES.
For Court of Common Plea*.
The Sumter Bar Association met at
the office of the Clerk of Court under
the call of Chairman R. D. Lee, Esq.,
and prepared the following roster of
cases to be tried at the October term
3. Leah Hunter et al vs. Alfred
Jwen et al. L. D. Jennings; Lee &
9. Joseph Howard vs. A. C. L. R.
R. Co. L. D. Jennings; P. A. Willcox,
IL Edwin Wilson vs. H. J. Harby
administrator of Estate N. A. Barnes.
J. H. Clifton; Lee & Moise.
12. G. A . Guignard vs. First Bap?
tist Church. D. W. Robinson, A. B.
Stuckey; Lee & Moise.
17.. Daisy Simpson vs. S*. B. Simp?
son, F. R. Simpson. M. Reynolds; D.
20. Myers & Gaillard vs. Sou. Ry.
Co. L D. Jennir.^s; E. M. Thomson,
23. Jos. B. Player et al vs. Henry
Weinberg, et al. J. H. Clifton; Lee
24. C. L. McLeod, W. S. Poole vs.
F. M. Dwlghi. L D. Jennings; Lee &
25. Ada Tennant vs. Northwestern
R. R. L. D. Jennings; Lee & Moise.
2?. W. D. Scarborough vs. H. W.
R. R. Co. T. B. Fr?ser; Lee & Moise.
27. Ferdinand Lev! and Lilly M.
Levi vs. Sou. Ry. Co. Lee A Moise;
E. M. Thomson, Mark Reynolds.
28. W. L Saunders vs. Sou. Ry. Co.
Lee & Mob-c; E. M. Thomson. Mark
30. Jas. C. Spann vb. W. T. Mc
Invallle. L> D. Jennings; H. C.
31. - Margaret G. Lenolr vs. Sou.
Ry. Co. L. D. Jennings; E. M. Thorn
?Olli M. Reynolds.
33. T. B. Reynolds vs. R. L.
Arrants. C. Capers Smith; L. D.
34. MaUnda L. Levan vs. A. C.
L. R. R. Co. L, D. Jennings; P. A.
Willcox, M Reynolds.
35. R. I. Manning and G. A. Lem
mon, Trustees, vs. Brown & Jones,
l^ee & Moise; L. D. Jennings.
MONDAY, NOV. 1ST.
36. First National Bank vs. J. L.
Alnutt. Lee & Moise; J. H. Clifton.
38. Booth Live Stock Co. vs. J. M.
Reasonover. D. D. Moise; Hayns?
worth & Haynsworth.
39. Emma Jamison vs. S. R.
Chandler. J. H. Clifton; L. D. Jen?
40. Jas. Barrett vs. Cannie Stukes.
A. B. Stuckey; R. O. Purdy.
41. Saphronla Jackson vs. Inde?
pendent Order of Knights cf Wise
Men. R. Donler Lee; M. J. Freder?
42. Griffin & McLeod Mer. Co. v3?
A. C. L. R. R. Co. T. G. McLeod;
P. A. Willcox. Mark Reynolds.
43. Building & Supply Co. vs. C
E. Jones. D. D. Moise; L. D. Jen?
44. Rosa G. Jackson vs. Sou. Rv.
Co. L. D. Jennings; E. M. Thorns )n.
45. E. A. Jackson vs. Sou. Ry. Co.
L. D. Jennings; E. M. Thomson, M.
46. Arthur M. Lowry vs. Betts
Lumber Co. L. D. Jennings: C. L.
Cuttino, T. B. Fr?ser.
47. S. B. Griffith vs. Betts Lum?
ber Co. L. D. Jennings; C. L Cut
tino, T. B. Fr?ser.
49. Lillle Delgar Dorn vs. Pull?
man Palace Car Co. and Sou. Ry. Co.
Lee.& Moise; E. M. Thomson, J. T.
Barron, R. O. Purdy.
50. W. R. Gardner vs. A. C. L.
R.R. Co. Lee & Moise; P. A. Will?
cox, Mark Reynolds.
51. S. R. Mahoney et al vs. R. M.
Edens. McLaughlin & Tatum, P. A.
Murray. Jr., C. J. Colclock, Purdy &
Resolved, That no cause shall lose
hits position on the calendar by rea
son of the same not being reached
and called for trial on the day as?
signed, but such cause shall stand in
regular order to be callel for trial
when the same is reached in due
Resolved, That the presiding JuYlge
be requested to devote the 4ih week
of the fall term of court for Sumter
to the hearing of cases not requiring
the intervention of a jury.
William Springer. white. and
Jourdon Black, colored, engaged in a
duel with shot guns, near Charleston.
Both were wounded. ? ? .
Consider, also, pemmlcan. it does
not require any bonsoate ?of soda to
keep it in the climate- where it is
most in vogue. ? Indianapolis News,
Judge Gaynor probably wishes he
could forget having -said, he^ would
sooner play golf with- the de.vR than
with Croker.?Boston Herald.,.. 1>
KEY WEHT IN RUINS.
Over 500 Houses Destroyed by Stenn
And More Than 100 Ships Wrecked
?Seven Churches Also J* ? u*>
Key West. Oct. 12 ?Half Ihr ?ity is
practically in ruins. Over (ft r.euses
have been destroyed and more than
100 ships wrecked as a resell ?1 the
hurricane which swept this ?ily yes?
terday afternoon. SevVn churches
and nine of the largest cftgai factor?
ies in the South also were destroyed.
Thousands of men are now at werk
clearing up the streets nude? the di?
rection of Mayor, Fogarty.
One - death is, reported. rhat of
Frank Cray, a photographer: ' '
Today hundreds of homeless were
roaming the streets. Fortunately the
weather is bright and ' warm, and
there is little physical suffering.
The war department has instructed
the commandant of the coast artillery
companies stationed here to aid the
city authorities in every way possible
and tents and bedding will he distrib?
uted by the soldiers.
At this time no estimate earn be
given of the financial loss caused by
the storm, but it Is believed it will be
between $2,000,000 and $a,6*Mt0.
It will be weeks, and in sonne In?
stances months, before the big tebec
co factories will be able to resume
operations and business generally will
be at a standstill for at least several
FOREST WORK AT B1LTMORE.
Investigations on VanderbiH Estate
Washington, Oct. It.?In peint of
variety and scope the fores* work
done on the Riltmore estate, tn Kerth
Carolina, is remarkable. The terests.
Which cover 130,000 acres, are made
profitable by-the production ?f vari?
ous forms of material.
Four million feet of lumber, s\WCr
cords of tannic-acid wood and Atel,
a thousand cords of tan bar Mi and
several hundred cords vt pulp wood
are cut every year. At the same time,
the forest, through wise management.
Is bettered and is steadily increasing
in value. Workmen employed along
the boundaries of the forest do duty
as fire guards: Thus fire protection
is secured at least throughout all the
accessible parts of the tract
In connection with all lumbering
operations , permanent logging reads
are built. These minimize the pres?
ent cost of transportation, and will
greatly reduce the cost of marireting
future crops. Thus the extension of
the roads is steadily adding to the In?
vestment value of the forest. More?
over; they serve also as a Network
of fire lines. Forest planting is prac?
ticed where fire will not threaten its
The experimental work in silvacul
ture, which is done at Biltmere, is
certain to make important additions
to the science and practice of fores?
Time passes like the
When you refer to pianos,
there's a great deal in the
name. The Stieff Piano has
become a synonym for merit,
and the name is a sufficient
guarantee on which to pur?
If you will get acquainted
with the manufacturer of the
Artistic Stieff, note its quality,
tone, workmanship and dura?
bility, v hen you buy, yours
will be a Chas. M. Stieff Piano.
Chas. M. Stieff,
Manufac turer of tlx*
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and j,
Stieff Self-player Pianos.
.% West Trade St.
Charlotte, - N. C.
C. H. W1LMOVTH. Manager
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