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The Fairfield news and herald. (Winnsboro, S.C.) 1881-1900, April 05, 1899, Image 1

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Serious Turn of Affairs at Apia
Some Days Ago.
Proclamation Was Issued Ordering
Mataafa's Forces to Disperse
Before the Bombardment.
The troubles growing out of the elecF
tion of a kiDg of Samoa Irave taken a
more serious turn and resulted in a
bombardment of native villages along
L the shore by the United States cruiser
Philadelphia, Admiral Kautz commandW
ing, and the British cruisers Porpoise
and Royalist. The bombardment was
continued intermittently for eight days.
Several villages have been burned, and
there have been a number of casualties
among thi American and British sailors
and marines. As yet it is impossible
to estimate the number of natives
w 'killed or injured.
As Mataafa and his chiefs, constituting
the provisional government, continued
to defy the treaty after the arrival
of the Philadelphia, Admiral Kautz
summoned the various consuls and
naval officers to a conference on board
^ the Philadelphia, when the whole situation
was carefully canvassed. The
upshot was a resolution to dismiss tn>
provisional government and Admiral
Kautz issued a proclamation calling
upon Mataafa :.nd his chiefs 10 return
to their homes.
~ ^ Mataafa evacuated Mulinuu, the
town he hau made his headquarters, and
went into the interior. Herr Rose, the
German consul at At>ia, issued a proclamation
supplemeiicing the one he had
k issued several weeks before, lpholaing
(rnrarnnwnt. As 3. TQ
suit of this the Mataafans assembled in
large force and hemmed in the town.
The British cruiser Royalist brought
the Malietoa prisoners from the islands
to which they had been transferred by
the provisional government. The Americans
then fortified Mulinuu where
'-22,000 Malietoans* look refuge. The
rebels?the adherents of Mataafa?barricaded
the roads within the municipality
and seized the British houses.
An ultimatum was then sent to them,
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ordering them to evacuatate, anu mreai,ening
them in the event of refusal with
a bombardment to commence at 1
"o'clock on the afternoon of March 13.
This was ignored and the rebels com
menced an attack in the direction of
^ the United States and British consulates
about half an hour before the time
fixed for the bombardment. The Phila^
delphia. Porpoise and Koyalist opened
fire upon the distant villages. There
was great difficulty in locating the enermy
owing to the dense forests, but several
shore villages were soon in flames.
A defective irhell from the Philadelphia
exploded near the American consulate,
and the marines outside narrowly
escaped. A fragment struck the
leg of Private Kudge, shattering it so
badly as to necessitate amputation.
Another fragment traversed the Ger~
? 1
man consulate, smashing tne crocsery.
The Germans then went on board the
'German cruiser Falke. During the
night the rebels made a hot attack on
the town, killing three British sailors.
A British marine was shot in the leg
by a sentry of his own party, another
_ was shot in the foot and an American
sentry was killed at his post.
The bombardment continuing, the
inhabitants of the town took refuge on
board the Royalist, greatly crowding
the vessel. Many people are leaving
Samoa, the captain of the Iloyalist urging
them to go, so as not to interfere
with military operations. The Porpoise
has shelled "the villages east and west
- - * i i?
, of Apia ana capturea many uuaus.
The Americans and British are fighting
splendidly together, but there is a
^ bitter feeling against the Germans.
Two men, a British and a German subBra
ject, have been arrested as spies. The
HI bombardment of the jangle was for a
|P time very hot. The British cruiser
Tauranga. which, it is understood, was
W intending to annex the Tonga islands
(a section of the Friendly islands m the
Pacific) was intercepted a: Suva, capi?
tal of the Fiji islands, by order of the
home government.
The news from Samoa that the United
States cruiser Philadelphia and the
British cruisers Porpoise and JKoyaiist
had bombarded the towns held by Mataafa,
who has thus far had the official
support of the German government,
came with startling suddenness to officials
at Washington and displaced for
the time being the attentioa given to
.the fighting around Manila. The shelling
of Mataafa was looked upon as of
secondary importance, but the deepest
interest attacnea u> dttiiuug v?. vuv j
German government. At first apprehensions
were felt that grave international
complications might ei-sue. But
those most intimately familiar with the
^ latest official exchanges between Washington,
London and Berlin, did not
take such a gloomy view of the outlook.
? "While recognizing that the bloodshed
at Samoa created a very serious and
C delicate situation, yet it was said to be
a situation which had been clearly ap- j
prehended and had been discussed in j
advance between the representatives of
the three governments. The real crisis
from an international standpoint, occurred
last week when this apprehend'ed
outbreak was discussed. Although
relations were greatly strained, it was
possible to secure an understanding
which is said to make sure that the outbreak
now reported will not cause a
rupture in the relations between the
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Great Britain and Germany.
Suffrage and DispensaryAlabama
is to Have constitutional
convention to consider the suffrage
/K question primarily. Members of the
convention write constantly to the secr~
-^retary of state for copies of the South
Carolina suffrage ordinance, as well as
for copies of the dispensary law and
facts as to its operation. Dispensaries
have been established in a number
of counties of that state, and the quession
is one of the burning political istues
in that state.
Tie Cruel War We Are Waging i]
the Philippines.
A dispatch from Manila says th
American army advanced at six o'clocl
"Wednesday morning, sweeping onwart
three miles before 10 o'clock and driv
1 1 1 J T>
mg tne reDeis oeyooa i>ui;?t>e, ww
east of Bulacan. and on the railroai
leadiDg to Malolos. Our troops me
with but slight resistance. The coun
try between Marilao and Manila pres
ents a picture of desolation. Smoke i
curling from hundreds of ash heaps an<
the remains of trees and fences torn b;
shrapnel are to be seen everywhere
The general appearance of the countr
is as if it had been swept by a cyclone
Th? roads arestewn with furniture am
clothing dropped in flight by the Fili
pinos. The only persons remaining be
hind are a few aged persons too innrc
to escape. 'They camp beside the ruin
of their former homes and beg passers
by for any kind of assistance. Th
majority of them are -living on the gen
erosity of onr soldiers, who givr then
portions of their rations. Bodies o
de2d Filipinos are stranded in the shal
lows of the river or are resting in th
jungle, wh*re they c-awled to di>3 o
were left in the wake of the hurriedl;
retreating army. There is no time a
present to bury them. The inhabit ant
who fled from Marilao and Meycaus,yai
left in such- a panic that on tables ou
soldiers found spread money and valu
ables and in the rooms were trunks con
taining other property of value. Thi
was the case in most of the houses de
serted. They were not molested b;
our soldiers, but the Chinese, who sli]
in between the armies, are lootinj
when they can and have taken posses
.sion of several houses, over which the;
raised Chinese flags, some of which vrer
torn down.
A Sad Ending.
A special dispatch to the News am
Courier from Harlem, Ga., says E. J
Minnemeyer, Jr., was a private of th
10th Ohio, which regiment was station
or? there until mustered out last week
During his stay Minnemeyer met;
young lady, Miss Shocklev, of Harhm
Ga., who was staying with friends hore
Oq Sunday they were married in Har
lem against the wishes of Miss Shock
ley's mother, who was a poor widow o
one of the most respectable families, o
Columbia county. The couple came t
Augusta on Monday morning and reg
isiered at the Arlington hotel. Oi
Tuesday afternoon, being unable to pa;
their bill, they were assea to leave
The bride returned to her mother
Last night Minnemeyer went to Harler
and demanded his wife, but was refus
ed admittance to her home. He brok
in the door and fired a pistol. He wa
arrested by the town marshal and pus ii
Harlem jail. From there he escaped
and Thursday morning was found i]
the woods two miles out of the torn?
He was a raving maniac and had ton
his clothes completely off. Heisno-*
in jail at Appling, .the county seat o
Columbia. His family, which is weal
thy, will send a representative for him
Mrs. Minnemeyer is prostrated. Shi
is very young and beautiful, but kre^
little of the world. Minnemeyer i
handsome, 25 years old and was stylish
ly dressed after changing his uniforn
for civilian clothes. He is evidently ;
man of good breeding and education.
Dodging a Deb1;.
The citizens and council of Attica
Kan., are discussing the questioi
whether it would be better to arbitral
with the bondholders or to move th<
town. The town is and has been fo
several years carrying an indebteanes
of about $33,000, including old suga
m#i -bonds and interest. It was de
cided that if the matter cannot be ad
justed for the amount the town is abl
to pay the citizens will move their bus
incss houses and residences to a piec*
1 of ground about a quarter of a miL
i, south of where they now stand. Th
leading business men are in favor o
moving. .Ness City, the" county sea
of Ness County, has also decided oi
this method of unloading her burden o
debt. A contractor, has consented t
move every building in Xess City to :
new site nearly a mile away for half o
the city's indebtedness. Half a dozei
other Kansas towns are now debatin
whether it will not be cheaper to mov
than to pay bonds.
Where Is It?
"A remarkable condition of affairs ii
the South and West," says the Phila
delphia Norm American, ;iis reporte(
by United States Treasurer Roberts, wh
says that almost piteous demands ar
being made upon him from those quar
ters for silver and paper money to tak
the place of gold, which has become :
glut on tin market. There is so muc]
/?/?!/} ir? tViaf, flip farmftr
have become tired of it and want a sub
stitute more easily nandled, and pre
ferably paper money." The News am
Courier says this is very interestin
news, and is likewise somewhat sui
prising. Would the North America]
kindly specify in what part of th
South the condition described obtains
If gold is a glut anywhere in this re
? ??Vi.?T.
gion, or any larmeia csj-ictianj ,u??
had a surfeit of it, the fact has wholl,
escaped the'attention of local observ
A Gospel Yacht.
The Gospel yacht, now being built a
Jeffersonville, led., will shortly mak
a trip to the Cuban coast. It will hav
on board a devoted band of preacher
and missionaries, in fact, the entir
crew wiil be ministers or mission work
ers, and the sole object of their voyag
is to make converts. The yacht is th
largest ever built for the purpose. It i
160 feet long, with an auditorium, o
chapel, between decks capable of seat
ing TOO persons. The decks will sea
about 1,000 more, and will be used fo
religious services whenever practicable
The boat is to be launched on the Ohii
River, and will reach the ocean by wa
of the Ohio and Mississippi waters
Missionary work win De carried on aiuu
the way. and advantage taken of ever
opportunity to pr?ach. Several of th
workers speak Spanish. The yacht wi]
sail under the auspices of the Gospe
Yacht Association, which is interna
tional, and has about 300 members
The crew will be supported by the mem
bers of the association, many of whor
are prominent clergymen, and by vol
untary offerings from the people wit
whom they work.
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Now in Camp Near the City of
e Augusta, Ca.
i <
e ]
1 Colonel Jones is Very Proud of <
his Boys and the Boys ]
s are Proud of Him.
i . ]
y The Augusta Chronicle says: Cono- ]
. nel Wilie Jones, of the Second South
7 Carolina, arrived in the city last night. "1
He came from Yemassee, where he in '
^ tended to await the arrival of a de"
tachment of his regiment that was on ,
- the way from Havana and bound for An- J
3 gusta. (
s The Plant steamship Olivette
brought the South Carolinians from ^
e Havana to Port Tampa. The men had ,
all their baggage disinfected at Mullet a
Key, a small island near the entrance to *
f T?mna bav. Colonel Jones was anx- ,
" ious to get on to Savannah to join the J'
e detachments of his command that had ,
r preceded him, and t) get everything in '
y readiness for the accommodation of the J
t two to follow. Accordingly he left by
s the first train. There might have been '
2 two or three of his officers to accom J
r pany him had it not been that there
- was but one vacant berth in the sleep
er. (
s When he arrived at Savannah, Colo
nel Jones was somewhat surprised to '
7 flad that his regiment would be muster
P eel out at Augusta. He had received
S order%at Havana from his commanding
* general to proceed to Savannah to be <
7 mustered out. 1
e A letter was handed to Colonel Jones i
by General Douglas, his brigade com- <
mander just before he was leaving Ha- 1
TTO no an/} r\f if f-Vlo IS YP.rV I
2 proud. It will be presented to the com- i
mand here. The following is the let- s
e ter: i
"To the Officers and Soldiers of the 1
Second Brigade of the First Divis- j
a ion of the Seventh Army Corps: s
, "Comrades:?The time tor our separ- I
i. ation has come. We are about to re- i
'- turn to our homes after nearly a year of i
arduous duty together, during the i
f greater part of which time I have had <
f the honor to command you. <
o "I cannot say good-bye without ex- j
;- pressing, as far as my poor words will 1
a convey, my aDpreciation of your sol- <
it j tj.i.'i. j..i?
y aieny oearing ana your uuemy tu uuy. j
"Although we have not been called i
upon to meet the enemy in the field, we a
have made every preparation to do sc ]
i- and I feel assured that the troops of 1
e the Second brigade of the First divis- i
s ion of the Seventh army corps would <
a have written their names high upon s
, the scroll of fame had they have had '
a the opportunity of doing so. 1
"Comrades, let us keep alive that i
i spirit which has made the Seventh arf
my corps the synonym for honor and
" * " * i r * ?. 1 1
t soldierly conauci wnerever it uas ueeu
- known. Your corps and your division 1
. commanders have a right to expect it. 1
e Your "brigade commander feels assuied ]
r that you will not fail. I bid you one \
s and all good-bye, with the hope that J
- your firesides may burn brightly in <
a welcoming you hack to your homes and ]
a that happiness and prosperity may :
await your coming?farewell. i
"H. T. Douglas, ?
"Brigadier General Commanding." i
This regiment today will again be all i
2 together. It has been coming in de- \
e tachments, the last of which (four com- <
e panies) arrived last night under com- )
r mand of Major Wagner, and spent the j
s night on the cars. <
r The Second is South Carolina's "slow i
. but sure regiment." It was gotten to- i
. eether at Columbia and from all parts ]
g of the State.of which it is thoroughly i
. representative and of which, needless <
e to say, the state across the river is <
e proud. And moreover, Augusta, tod, <
e is proud of this regiment. Coming s
f from adjacent territory, it seems like <
t one of our own, a feeling heightened by 1
a the number of men in the regiment who <
f have friends in the city. The regiment <
0 is glad to get to Augusta, glad to be i
a once again in "the states" and glad to i
f know that soon they will go home to 1
Q their own State proud in chc conscious- 1
g ness of duty well done. i
e The Second has an excellent reputation
in discipline, gentlemanly conduct
and health.-Not a little of its good
name is due co its corps of officers. Col. (
q Wilie Jones, its head, is as proud of it
as his men are proud of him. Genial j
j and kindly he has always been a friend J
q as well as an officer, and the parting ;
e will be one of mutual regret. j
In a brief chat with a Chronicle man (
e last night, he spoke words of praise for
a the regiment and then branched off j
<2 into expressions of pleasure at being at ,
- Camp Mackenzie, which he said, was ,
! ideal. J
4<We have never," said he, "had a
^ more beautiful or better located camp |
g than this; not even," he added after a
.. moment, "Camp Liberty in Cuba which
3 was also very fine. We like Augusta
e and we like Augusta's people. The men
9 have many friends in the city whom (
,1 they are again gkd to be near." I
e Just then some one in the little group ]
- gathered in front of the colonel's tent ,
y . . <?T^ O A ! -_ ? ii.i .
said: ",L>on t lorgec 10 say iur us inat |
we thick Augusta's girls arc very beau- ]
tiful. Ah! the senoritas we have met ,
are pretty, but the girls here are far j
,t prettier.' And all this was said with ,
e the soft southern accent, so different ,
e from the clearer enunciation of the ]
s troops who filled the camp a few weeks |
e ago. _ i
The Second was mustered in by dee
grees. The first battalion, as a nucleus
e went into service last May, and around
s it were gathered other companies taker) (
ir from every part of the State until as ;
> Colonel Jones said, there was scarcely j
,t a county in the State that did not have ]
t one or more members in the regiment. <
Tt- Trpnt to Cuba about three months ]
o ago, being one of the four Southern j
y regiments in the Seventh army corps, <
i. under Major General Fitzhugh Lee.
y Col. Wilie Jones, of Columbia,
e Lieut. Col. H. T. Thompson, of Dar- 1
II lington. !
il Major Havelock Eves, of Bamberg. '
Major J. J. Wagner, of Charleston. !
Major and surgeon, Edw. Wannama- '
i- ker. of Orangeburg. j
11 First Lieut, and Assistant Surgeon
[- Griffiths.
h First Lieut, and Assistant Surgeon !
First Lieut, and Ad jt. L. M Hasel- {
ien. ^
Captain and Q. M., Captain Sulli*an.
Captain and chaplain. Rev, Philip A. Th
Murray, of Beaufort.
Sergeant major, Frank Fredericks, of
Jrangeburg county.
Chief musician, J. J. Trowbridge.
A?Darlington?Capt. J. R Boyd;
First Lieut. E R Cox; Secood Lieut.
Dharles S. McCullough. It i
O nwinrra^nrff Hon!- Daniel 0.
\J Viau^wui^, vwjyv.
Herbert; First Lieut 0 B Rosinger;
Second Lieut H L Spahr.
D?Manning?CaptW C Davis, First
Lieut A C Davis, Second Lieut Jas E
B?Capt Wm B Serine, of Gieenrille,
First Lieut R L Dargan, of Darington,
Second Lieut T C Stone, of Q
E?Capl W W Wannamaker, First "
Lieut J W Culler, of Orangeburg, Sec- Coi
1 T , ,, CI r\ _ ?
)na jL,ieui ^ o uumuuus. opa
F?Capt Wm P Crawford, First Lieut t*
H 31 Kent, Second Lieut T C Hauze.
G?Capt Silas J McCaughran, First ter<
Lieut E C Hortou, Second Lieut Ful- wit
;on Dukes. I
H?Cant John L Perrin, First Lieut n0l
El F Woods, Second Lieut Cheatham. p
I?Capt W F Gonzales, of Columbia,
First Lient C J Epps, Second Lieut E f,Q1
R Tompkin?. ? 1
K?Capt T M Mauldin, First Lieut ..
James M Bowden, Second Lieut Wm .
NT Scott.
L?Capt Adam II Moss, of Orange- e .!
mr?. First Lieut T S Moorman. Sec- ^
>nd Lieut L J Bristow. 1111
M?Capt B A Rogers, First Lieut ^
J D West, Second Lieut W T Ellerbe.
A Mysterious Steamer. ^
The New York Timss says the steam- tj01
ir Scipio, a craft from Nowhere, bound ?en
:o Nowhere, flying no flag, ownerless At)
md crewless, is to be sold to the high- anj
;st bidder at the Brooklyn navy yard wj}
ay the United States government. Soon j
ifter the beginning of hostilities with sen
Spain a steamship in perfect trim from ccv
i fl / . _ l
item to stern, witn iurnace nres ourn- veE
;ng, steam up, but without a soul on
Doard, was found adrift oil the coast of Ch;
Sew Foundland, by a United States Xhi
ship. The crewless ship was the Scipio. g,
She flew no flag, and there was not so
nuch as a scrap of paper to be found
iboard her to indicate where she sailed
:rom, where she was sailing to. or who g q
jwned her. Here, then, was a mystery '
)f the deep. The Scipio carried a car- j
10 of coal, but never did such strange g g
;hings come out of a cargo ot coal as j
;ame from the depths of the anthracite
piled in the hold. There were guns, g ^
ine, modem affairs of English make, ' ^
Maxims, Hotchkiss cannon, field ^ q
pieces, and other ordnance, together
frith ammunition. Just how the Scipio
came to be found adrift with such an
opportune cargo by a United States
ship has never been told?officially.
The Scipio has been at the Brooklyn gec
aavy yard since she was picked up
idrift on the high seas. g q
Left Her a Fortune- ^
9 I
Stranger than fiction is the story told ' j
by Jennie Hancock, the girl who has t
;ailen heir to $92,000. The man who g ^
left it to her was one who took a fancy ' ^
;o her from seeing her on the street.
He died in Berlin in August and bequeathed
his fortune to her, though she g
iad repeatedly refused to marry him,
says the Philadelphia .Bulletin. Sbe is ^
i tall, fair-haired girl, with shining,
imber-colored eyes. Tnis is the strange ^
story as told by her self: "I was going
to the city hall one day with a
:riend when I noticed a. man who seem- ji'
jd to be following us. He was a blonde ^
:<road-shouldered, tall and good-look- ^
iug. I was surprised later when he ^
jbtained an introduction to me +
md called at my house. His ^
lame was George Ricbman, and
ie was a lawyer. He was most atten- ^
ive to me, though I told him bluntly I
lid not like him. He said it made no J
liffeience, that I must learn- I really ^ q
lid aot like him, though I could not
^ay why. The first I knew of his
leathwas the letter I received from a ^
awyer in Berlin, saying that he had
lied there of pneumonia and had be- g ^
lueathed me his property, amounting to ' c
?92,000. I couldn't believe that I g ^
ead the letter aright. I put in the ' j
aands of a lawyer, and will probably *
aear more about it. It is in trust for j
ne until I am21. I am only 20 now." ^ ^
Bryanism Stronger. ?
* ?v Ci T Anio en ttci /
XV UISpa.LOU iLUi-U Ob. JJUUIO o l/uuu ^
2. Sheehan, the Xew York Tammany
jhieftain, arrived there Wednesday from (
Sot Springs, Ark., and is stopping at
;he Planters hotel. In the course of 5 Qi
in interview. Mr. Sheehan said: "In ]aD(
ny opinion Bryanism' is stronger than 5 3;
;ver in the west and south and those
portions of the county practicaliy do- jr0l
mnate the Democratic party. Indications
poir M a Democratic victory, for, g Qi
lespite tL? successful conduct of the ^
;rar by the present administration, the (
present policy of imperialism is each 3 31
lay making new enemies for the Re- a
publican party." J
A Titled Rascal. j
"Count Marion de Zaremba," said
Judge Nowberger, of Xew York, when
:he count was brought before him ?c?r
larceny, ';you are the meanest and
most contemptable thief who has ever
aeen brought before mc, and I will g q
aaake an example of you and your kind ' ^
ffho come to this country and use a din- ^ ^
Anguished family name and title to
s^ork bunco schemes and fleece people c
svho are fooksh enough to be taken iu \
by you." Then the judge sentenced I 7
the Count de Zaremba to Sing Sing for
three years at hard labor. *
A Bride's Awful Death. I
A special from Naylor, in Lowndes
county, Ga., says: Mrs. J. A. Turner, '
i bride of a few months, was found ly- Hing
on tbe floor with her head in the c
lire when her husband went home to
iinner Thurday. She had been slight- D
ly indisposed, and it is thought she 12.,
Painted and fell. Her head was almost 1*0'
entirely consumed by the fire.
Steamers Missing. rj
The following steamers have been g0l
"r 1 ?
posted at -London as misamg. wmsu r0u
steamer City of Wakefield, Capt. Town- rai<
send, from Ship Island, January 12th, the
md Norfolk January 24th, for Rotler- age
iam; British 3teamer Dora Foster, rat,
Capt. Wooley, from Savannah, January j
23d for Liverpool; British steamer gat
LaugLlin, Capt. Hodgsen, from New ten
Orleans January 15th, via Newport sen
Sews January 23d, for Copenhagen. tail
e Cali for and Program of the <
State Convention. i
is Hoped That Every County
in the State Will be Represented
at The
Meeting, ,
South Carolina S. S. Association. )
Executive Committee's Office,
irtanburg, S. C., March 20, 1899. )
?he Annual State Sunday School
lvention will be held this year at ,
irtanburg, April 20-22. A sugges5
program, which includes many in. ,
;sting and practical topics, is here- (
h enclosed.
t is with great pleasure that we an- (
mca the expected presence at this
lvention 01 tnac veteran anu uisnu- j
shed Sunday School.worker, Mr. B. j
Jacobs, of Chicago, the Chairman
the "International Executive Com
;tee. This announcement ought to '
)el the attendance of workers from |
ry part of the State, as it doubtless
1 do'. It is the privilege of a life- ;
le to hear such a man. j
Another privilege also offered the !
jaay School workers of South Caroi.
The great International Conven
a will meet in Atlanta April 26 30,
week following the State Convenn
at Spartanbu.g. Tho?e who at- j
d the State Convention may co to
[anta, either as delegates or visitors,
1 it i3 expected that the railroads <
1 give special low rates.
t is hoped that South Carolina will
d a large number of active Sunday
tool workers to both of these Con- j
itions, at Spartanburg and Atlanta.
Fraternally, ;
as. H. Carlisle, 'f Of the
ds. H. Law, ^ State i
B. Ezell % ) Executive Com. j
st Session, Thursday Evening, j
April 20th.
0 Service of Thanksgiving, by Rev.
IV. I. Herbert, Newberry. The sing- '
ng to be led by the Union Choir.
0 The Convention called to order by
.^resident] Walter Hazard, Esq., :
Drgetown. .
5 Address of Welcome by Rev. J. S. '
Vatkins, D. D.
0 Address. The Value to the
Church of Organized Sunday School :
Vork,(or similar topic.)
00 Pkirolliflent Cards Distributed.
Vnn&ihcements. Adjournment.
:ond Session, Friday Morning,
April 21st. (
0 Devotional Service, led by Rev. <
V. T. Derleux, D. D.
5 Convention called to Business.
Enrollment of Members. Commitees
Appointed, etc. 1
5 Reports?
st. Field Secretary, F. F. Whilden.
!ad. Home, Normal, Primary De- :
partments. Brief written reports. 1
Id. Statistical Secretary, J. J. Gen- 1
try, Esq. 1
th. Treasurer. Rev. Walter I. 1
Herbert. 1
?tn. Executive Committee. C. H. 1
Carlisle, Chairman. !
30 Discussion of Reports.
00 The Superintendents Hour. A ;
Conference on the School. Coni-.-i.-j
_ T? t? nv. inoffA I
LUUltJU. Uy I'll* JLJ, A' csawuk?) vutvu^v
Chairman of International Execuive
Committee, and Bx-President
if the World's Suaday School Con- (
00 Sunday Schools half Century :
^.go. Address. Dr. Jas. H. Car- :
isle, Wofford College.
0 Business. :
0 Adjournment. 1
i-rrl Sr>qsinn. . Fridav AftemOOD, '
April 21. :
5 Devotional. Led by Rev. J. W. i
Shell, Foantain Inn.
0 The Primary Union. Is There a <
'lace for it? If so, how can it be 1
rlade effective? Response by Mr. '
5. F. Jacobs, Chicago.
0 The Teacher's Hour.?A Confer- ;
nco on i
a) The Teacher's Preparation.^ <
bl The Lesson Illustrated and Ap- i
Conducted by Prof. E. L. Hughes,
0 .Reports of Committees. Misccl- f
eous. >
9 Adjournment. <
irth Session, Friday Evening, i
April zist.
0 Song Service. Devotional. Led I
iy Rev. B. F. Wilson, Converse
College, ]
0 Address. The Sunday School as ]
Spiritual Force (or similar) by Mr. i
5. F. Jacobs. ]
0 The Needs of Work briefly stated, i
'ledge Cards Distributed and Offer- <
ng taken. Conducted by '<
80 Adjournment.
? _ ]
th Session, Saturday Morning, ]
April 22nd. <
0 Devotional. Led by Rev. M. L.
0 The Scholar's Hour.?A Mass
Meeting of all the Sunday and Day .
Schools, and their Teachers, to be
Addressed by Mr. B. F. Jacobs. To ;
ie attended by a delegation of teaches
and scholars from Cedar Springs, 1
!. C. Institute for the Deaf and
Slind. l
00 Election of Officers. Reports of !
Committees. Financial.
30 The Teacher s Meeting. Its Xeessity.
Its Conduct.
00 The Normal Class. Can one be
aaintained? :
30 Closing Words.
0 Adjournment.
notes. 1
?he Railroads are authorized by the '
ithern Passenger Association to sell
nd trip tickets at the usual reduced
js. Let all who expect to attend
convention requests their local '
nts to apply in ample time for such ]
js. _ ]
lomes will be provided for all dele- '<
es and visiting pastors and superin- 1
^ents, provided, their names are '
t to the local committee of enter- 1
lment, H. E. Ravenel, Esq., Ohairj I
man. Duncan JBuiiding, spartanDurg, o.
U., not later than April 15.
County officers are earnestly requested
to hare the amount of their pledges
sollected and forwarded to the treasursr.
Rev. "W. I. Herbert at Newberry, S.
C., or sent to him at the convention.
County vice-presidents will please
prepare a brief written report of their
work in their respective counties and
bring or send them to the convention.
Let all pray for the presence of the
Divine Spirit in the work of the convention.
Tlie Arrest of a Remarkable Gang of
Kansas Criminals.
The Kansas City Star prints a three
three column story regarding the arrest
of a remarkable gang of Kansas criminals
who have for years lived by means
of robbery and murder. One of the
zang is believed to be the murderer of
Jes. New, who was killed in Greenwood
county, Kansas, two year's ago for
which .Xew's wife and George II. Dobbs
are now serving life sentences. So
** 1 -i r j^
armiy aocs >v araeu uauuis, ui uie
Kansas penitentiary believe in the innocenca
of Mrs. New and Dobbs that
he will immediately urge Governor
Stanley to pardon them.
Frank Altgood, alleged to be the real
murderer, is in jail at Iola, Kas., under
i charge of forgery. Alvin jBullard.
serving an eight year sentence, in the
Kansas penitentiary for horse stealing,
has confessed that h,?, Altgood and
"Bili" Turner, were the murderers of
N'ew and that Mrs. Xew and Dobbs are
absolutely innocent. Turner has not
been found. It seems that the ver>
men who murdered Now and robbed his
dead body, conspired afterward to convict
the widow and Dobbs. The supposed
murderer, Altgood, according to
Ballard, event went so far as to try to
get on the jury which convicted them.
* .l.t 11. "l
JtSalJard goes on to say tnat ne, Aiigooa
and Turner were members of an organized
gang of thieves and murderers that
operated in Southeastern Kansas. As
a result of his confession, eighteen stolen
horses, a bag of counterfeit silver
dollars and a counterfeiting outfit have
been recovered. Beside Altgood, B.
L. Mathes and Herbert Simpson are
under arrest. Fifty other horses stolen
by the gang have been located.
The officers are on the trail of other
members of the gang. Ballard also al
leges thar Aitgood murderea William
Coulter near Eruka, in 1889. Officers
who have been working on the case
have corroborated many of Ballard's
Great Fortunes Grow
From the times of our fathers there
has descended to us the habit of saying
that in this country, with no laws of
entail or primogeniture, great fortunes
are soon dissipated and the sons of mil
lionaires become poor. This was true
when the millionaire's money was invested
in legitimate business. It requires
brains and energy to make legitimate
business pay. But the large fortunes
are now invested in monopolies,
and here are a few prominent instances
of the results: "According to the calculations
of a New York paper, the
Gould estate in two generations increased
frcm $72,000,000 to $125,000,000.
In four generations the Astor
estate has swollen from $20,000,000 to
$375,000,000. In three generations
the Vanderbilt estate has increased from
soo ooo ooo tn ?400 ooo.ooo.'1
Big Fire in Columbia.
About seven o'clock Thursday evening
the big city Hall and opera house
of Columbia was burned down, together
with the adjoining building. The fire
started on the theatre stage and in a
few minutes had enveloped the entire
building. The aggregate loss is about
$70,000, with $35,550 insurance. The
city police headquarters, eleetric fire
telegraph station, stores beneath, lodge
anri liVirarTT rnnms nil wfirfi tnt.allv de
stroyed. Practically nothing was
saved. By hard work the Carolina National
bank buildingand Western Union
office were saved, though all telegraphic
communication with the outside world
was cut off for several hours. Fortunately,
there were no prisoners in the
police station and but few people in the
building. The building was erected
luring reconstruction day and its original
co?t was put down at $375,000.
"WOTITT T.ittoo T.rtot.
A special from New Madrid, Mo.,
?ays: The steamer Rowena Lee, with
ibout 31 passengers aboard beside her
;rew, exploded -opposite Tyler, Mo.,
ibout 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon ana
immediately sank with all on board ex;cpt
Captain George Carvell and one of
the crew. The steamer left Cairo with
16 passengers aboard bound for Memphis.
The steamer was one of the best
passenger steamers in the Mississippi
river trade. She plied between Memphis
and Cairo. From local river men
it was ascertained that the Rower a Lee
carried a cabin crew of about 15 officers
and a deck crew numbering about 30.
Talking the figures and a fair number of
passengers taken on at Cairo and other
points, it can be easily reasoned that
it least 60 people were on board the
boat when the disaster occurred.
Children or Taxes.
If you live in Madagascar you mu3t
have children, or else pay a tax to tbe
authorities. This is the latest decree
issued by the government of Madagascar.
For sometime the population of
that island has been decreasing. The
government authorities sat in council a
short time ago and decided upon a tax
to be levied, upon every man who, at
the age of twenty five, is unmarried,
and upon every married man who, at
that age, has no children. The tax is
$3.75 a year. Every girl must pay a
tax of $1.80 a year as long as she re
mains single after she passes her twenty-fourth
year, and every married woman
do(;.s the same until she has children
as the result of her marriage.
A Spring Freeze. "
Immense damage has been done in
Texas by the freeze of Wednesday
aight. Corn, which was in the most
places one to two inches high, was killed
md will have to be replanted, while
:he fruit crop is practically destroyed.
The temperature was 30 degrees, the
owest ever known this late ia the
Oi.ii; Ait
They Absolutely Own and Control the ^
Eepnblican Party.
The Republican papers of the country
are making a "fight" on the trusts,
yet these editors know very well that ^
every new trust formed is the legitimate
product*of the gold standard. In
1896 the supporters of Mr. Bryan told the
voters that the success of McKinley
would rule by trusts. The prediction
has been amply verified by facts.
Here is a list of trusts that have been
fnmoj to? f Vi?r> f Vi a f Ate rn An til 5*
IVilU^U nivmu ?/V?MW ?Vfl .
Capital stock.
American Beet Sugar co..S 20.000,000
American Car and Foundry
company 00,000,000 <
American Caramel co 1,500,000 j
American Hard Rubber co 2,500,000
American Ice co 00,000,000
American Lamp Chimney ]
company 750,000 i
American Linseed Oil co. 33,500,000 ]
American Potteries co... 27,000,000 ,
American Steel and Wire
co 24,000,000 <
American Thread co 10,000.000 <
a?:?t:.. pi^? /?-. ~n nnn nnn r
X^.LUCHV^aU JL11X X latg \,yj . . . i/vjvvv,vwv
Boston Fruit co *.. 10,000.0(30
Bessemer Ore Association 20,000.000
Bridge Builders' Combin- \
ation 50,000,000 "
Broom Manufacturers' Association
of the U. S... 10,000,000 !
Cambria Steel co 16.Ot)O.0OO
Cast Iron Pipe Trust 15,000,000 j
Central Union Telephone
co 6,605,300 J
Chicago Milk co 10.000.000 5
"* ? m ' S*.\ rxs\r\' /\/\n
Uontinental Tobacco co.. ou.uuu.uuu
Consolidated Gas, X. Y.. 36,730,000
Consolidated Traction,
N. J 15,000.000
Continental Cracker co.. 10.000,000
Electric Co. of America.. 25.030,000
Federal Steel 200.000,000
Fire Clay Sewer Pipe Trust 20,000,000
Hawaiian Commercial and
Sugar co 10,000,000
International Air Power
co 7,000,000
International Paper co... 33,000,f00
International Silver co... 20,000,000
Kentucky Distilleries and
Warehouse co 32,000,000
Knirtkerhftfiker c.o 7.000.000
Knit Goods co 20.000,000 ?
Kodak Limited co 7,768,000
Metropolitan St Railway
co i0,000,000 ;
Milwaukee Electric Railway
and Light co 10,000,000 !
International Carbon co.. 10,000,000
National Enameling and
Stamping co $',000,000 J
New Amsterdam Gas co.. 23.000,000 !
New York Gas and Elec- i
trie Light, Heat and -j \
Power co 23,000,000 ,
National Starch co 8,486,000 j
National Mirror Manufac- - c
tarers'Association 15,000,000 "
Otis Elevator co.... 11,000,000
Pacific States Telephone... 30,000,000
Pennsylvania Manufacturing
Light and Power
co Z 15,000,000
People's Gaslight and
Coke Co.. Chicago..... 30,000,000
People's Gaslight aod
^ Coke^ Co., Buffalo 8,000,000 i
tressed steel Uar co ... zo,uuu,uuu :
Print Cloth. Pool 50,000,000
River Coal Operators' co.. 11,000,000
Rubber Goods Manufacture'
co 50,000,000
Sash and Door Combine.. 20,000,000
Standard Distilling and
Distributing co 24,000,000
United States Biscuit co.. 55,000,000
United States Cast Iron
Pipe and Foundry co... 30,000,000
Writing Paper 40,000,000
This means that hundreds of facto- "
ries and plants are beinc closed down | {
so as to curtail production and run up j
the price to consumers. One or two of t
the above concerns, after closing down
the plants of their former competitors. |
which they bought up, have increased
the pay of certain workmen.
But the total amount paid for labor will *
be vastly diminished.
Why Ail Old Colored Preacher Didn't
Like Long Prayers.
lionnona^ "
JUU W*? vwvu
Chinn, at Chamberlin's, "that there t
were two colored preachers inhabiting
cells in the penitentiary at Frankfort a* ?
the same time. If I remember aright r
both were sentenced for polygamy, but t
Old Sam was a Methodist parson, while c
Old Jake was of the Baptist faith. It s
seems that Sam had done something t
greatly to offend the warden, and the \
punishment decided on was an old c
fashioned lashiag. Some weeks after
the affair came off the Rev. Sam: whom
L had known from boyhood, was telling
me about it. a
" 'I didn't min' de whippia' so c
much. Mars Jack, ef it hadn't been v
for de way Old Jake acted. You see t
de warden he said to me, "Sain, I'se 1
gwine ts> whip you. an' I 'low de whippin'
will do you a whole heap uv good.
I'm gwine to let Old Jake pray fer you,
and de blows will continue to fall on I
your black hide while Jake's pra'r is a
irnin' on. When he comes to a final
O ?? ?- - stop,
den de punishment will likewise r
end.'1 ' o
" 'Land sakes, Mars Jack, I knowed
it was up wid me den, for date ignorant
old nigger neber did know when it was a
time to git up off'n his knees. De fac'
aat a po' human bein' was in distress
wasn't gwine ter mek a bit or difference
wid him. Weil, sir. it was jes like I
spected it'd be. Dey brought me out
an Ule J ate, ae oic viiiud, started in, u
and as fast as he prayed the warden t
come down on me wid a whip dat cut r
lice a knife. I never did want ter hear a
a pra'r come to an end so bad in all my 1<
life, but it weren't any use. Ebery v
time I thought he was mos' through t
OleJake took a fresh hold and down g
come delicks harder'n ever. Shorely r
it seemed to me like he prayed a month, v
and, Mars Jack, I wants to tell you a
right now dat I am sot against long
| pra'rs fo' de rest uv my life.'
"*r ****?r~/\\inrr nrn- I n
iUJbs iu.ari.ua, ouucu, viiu wV
man who recently sued a Kansas City c
doctor for breach of promise, and who 1
was awarded $25,000 damages, has 0
since received seven proposals of mar- s
riage by mail. Two of the letters a
were from suitors in Buffalo, where I
Miss Smith formerly lived, and one of i:
the writers wanted her to invest $10,- t
000 of the proceeds of her suit in his ii
businass. e
!>U rUUlTAU ViV 11.
Charleston to Have a Sensation in
the Pinckney Case.
rhe Pinkerton Detectives are at
Work on the Case. An Article
in Town- Topics
Causes a Stir.
There is much interest in the devel)pments
of the facts in the Pinckney
tilling in this county, and any facts in
;he case are read with interest. A dispatch
from Charleston says as an after- - *
north of the killing, which of itself has
cept Charleston in a continual stir for
i month, Town Topics last week printed
a story from that city which has
lauded the wildest kind of a sensiation.
riie story is stamped with that venouous
style characteristic of the publication.
The details of the murder of
Mr. Picckoey are given briefly, but the
writer took a side route to strike one of
:he most prominent families in Chareston,
and a family in no way
;onnected with the facts incident to the
dlling. The publication has set
ijgh society in a terribly excited
It is sai.d in Charleston that the
rrand itirv. which is trving to solve the
nystery surrouadingthe death of Mr.
Pinckney, will bring in a presentment
;alculated to cause the biggest sensation
cnown in this city in years. "When the
joron'er's jury, after working for more
;han a week on the case, returned a
reraict that Mr. Pinckney was killed '
)y parties unknown the public abso- ^
utely refused to accept any such finish
rhe theory that the young man was
rilled by footpads is-not believed here
>y nine-tenths of the people, and, in
-* i-lv ^ ?v J 4?wr* i4>? A 1 1 TT .
.aut, tuc gia,iiu j UIJ u ^iduudiij 5aiu
jring evidence to knock this footpad
dea into flinders. There is a determiiation
among the members to stick to
;he investigation until some solution of
;he mystery is found, The jury does
lot want to work for weeks and then
idmit its inability to clear the case af:er
censuring the coroner's jury for
laving done so.
The latest bit of gossip has been
jauscd by the efforts of the grand jury
x) learn further facts about the time
Vlr. BeDji.min Campbell Batewell of
Pittsburg, arrived in Charleston. JMLr.
was engaged to Miss Elizabeth
Bardin, tW>?ung lady on whom Mr.
?inckney was ca&i^a: the night he was -.
shot. -The shootiagdccftKi^ 'at mid- .
light Saturday and accordiB^te._ Mr. y/
3atewell's statement he reached CEaiy-^
eston Sunday morning eight hours af- .
;er the shooting. Bateweil testified as
;o the-time of his arrival to the coroier.,
A late report has been circulated
"? . 11 _ __ xl_ ^
aac a iaay 01 cms city came in on cue
:ame train from the north with Mr.
Bate well Saturday morning. This
nade the grand jury try to ascertain
,he facts and witnesses have been extmined
on this line. Just what their
ividence was, however, cannotbe learn:d
from the grand jury.
Mayor Smyth has employed the serrices
of a Pinkerton detective to work
>n the case. The chief of police and
lis force have been unable to find a ^
lingle clew. This has made a great
leai of talk and it has even been said
hat the police were held back and not
illowed to make any kind of an investigation.
This, however, was vigorously
lenied. But the fact remains that the
ocal force admitted it was helpless in
;he matter and the mayor sent for one
)f the Pinkerton agents. A strange
' ? .*..1 1 X . . A
act, However, is tnat ine detective,
vhom nobody has seen, is not working
ilong with the grand jury. He is pur
iuing different lines altogether.
A member of the grand jury said
Jhat the footpad theory has been enirely
eliminated from the course which
he investigations now taking. T&e
ury is no longer considering that theoy,
but is working to fasten the crime
rhere it belongs. Startling developnents
are expected this week, probably
omorrow. The different pieces of
K/il r*nr TTr/*VX> Cf M A 11 011 *7
;ether, and it is said that the jury will
eturn a presentment which will mean
he arrest of somebody directly connect:d
with the affair. -The facts them
elves can hardly be worse than public
alk. The public believes that there
s a scandal behind the shooting and
ieath of Mr. Pinckney.
Another Fatal Fire.
Five bodies were recovered Tuesday
.fterr:oon from the ruins of the Armmr
Curled Hair works in Chicago which
Fere burned Tuesday evening. Four of
he bodies recovered were identified.
Che recovered bodies are
Wiliiam Rieksecker, aged 40.
-TaIin R aired t>0. unmarried.
Jauies Flanigan, aged 24, lived with
lis mother and sister.
John Smith, aged 18.
Unidentified man, burned beyond
ecognition, thought to be the remains
f Daniel Sherman.
The mining are:
Miss Ella Hemmitwright, forewomn
of the picking room.
William Gillson, workman.
John White, elevator man.
Eeayy Snow Storm.
Thursday afternoon and evening Chiago
was visited by a heavier snow storm
han prevailed at any time during the
egular winter months. The snowfall,
.1 though not over four inches on the ?ovel,
was badly drifted by a 40-mile
rind which drove it through the down
own streets in clouds. The storm wan
rmAral throughout the northwest, the
eports showing that while great inconenience
was occasioned, but little damge
was done. Eecsi
ved Reward. . - V
Ex-Senator Geo. Gray, of Delaware,
ias been appointed United States ciruit
judge for the third district by
Resident McKinley. Judge Gray was
e of the Democrats who refused to
upport the Democratic ticket in 1896, .
nd support2d McKinley. He was the
)emocratic representative on the Span=h
peace commission, and supported
he "Presidents view as such in adjustog.
He is one of the few Democratic
spansionists. ' ^

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