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A Disastrous Hurricane Visits the
Town of. Florence.
A Great!Many Houses!.Unroofed,
ancLthe PeopleKept' Up
Al!! Night on the
Watch, !
| Florence, S. 0., was visited-by a ter(
riblc hurricane Monday night of last
week, during . which-, many. buildings
/ ; were either unroofed or moved from
their"foundations, a large amount of
fencing blown down and the trees? badly
twisted and broken. Nearly every store
and residence in the city suffered more
or less damaged from water.
The weather Monday was exceedingly
murky; the rain fell in torren.sand the
wind blew at a terrific rate. .Business
was ^speeded a?mo3t entirely, for it
was practically impossible to get anywhere
through the blii-diug: sheets of
rain that were*being .driven by a forfyn-ile
Towards evening the *ind grew fast- j
terand the rain fell, thicker so that be- |
fore sundown very nearly all tbe stores j
closed for the evening and the men j
folks hurnedhome to make themselves
comfortable for the night. They were
disappointed, however, for very nearly
?T?oi-cnnfl troa nr> thrrmsrhfmt the nieht
sweeping' the.water'.out of their homes,
for there few that it did not get the full
effect of the heavy rain that .fell
throughout the night.
Between 11 aod 2 o'clock the wind
seemed to have reached its height,
which was very nearly 70 miles :m hour
while the rain seemed _to be coming
down in sheets.
D Towards morning the storm had passed
over and by 10 o'clock had spent its
A vs.i, -er the city Tuesday showed
thattk'' First-Methodist church had
been damaged moie than any other
building, for the roof was lying in the
* street and the interior of the building
badly damaged.
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The court bouse was partly unrooiea
and also badly damaged from rain.
One of the buildings at the Coast
Line shops was unroofed.
The electric light plant had a large
portion of its roof torn off.
The kitchen of the Rev. J E. Wilson
was twisted from its foundation.
Besides this several small buildings
in the suburbs were completely demolished.
The Electric Light- comt>any suffered
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neavy irsm aestrueuuu ui iucu nucs,
blowing down the poles, etc.
The telephone companies' suffered
the same, as did also the Western Union
company. All of last night and
part of Tuesday Florence was cat off
from telegraphic communication from
all points north, east and west of the
city. Thejonlj wire that was in working
order was between Florence and
The trees are badly damaged and
many of them were stripped of their
foliage, and the streets today were fill
ed with limbs of trees, dicing, signs
and pieces ef roc-fung.?News and Courier.
Damage te Wilmington,r?N. C., and its
Seashore Resorts.
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authoritative reports from Wrightsviile
aad Carolina beaches say that the storm
which reached the height of its fury at
5 o'clock Monday-morning has wrought
great havoc to property at these points.
No loss ,of life is reported.
At \Trightsville there are sixty odd
cottages, and of this number fifteen are
a total loss is estimated at from $20,000
to $25,000. The trestle of the Wilmington
Seacoast Railroad and its track
aggregating in extent about three miles
is-a wreck and the damage is conservatively
estimated at from $40,000 to $50,000.
At "Wright&ville Sound, on the
mitinlawd aKont. nr,p mils this sidft of
the beaeh, considerable damage was also
done and this is estimated at several
thousand dollars. The two large summer
hetels on the beach were not destroyed,
bnt were damaged to some extent.
At Carolina Beacli, near the mouth
of the river, there are about twenty-five
ottages, boat and club houses, and
also a large hotel. About eighteen of
these totally destroped and the remainiag-badly
damaged. The loss is placed
at from $12,000 to $15,000. Both
beaches were fortunately deserted on
account of the season.
A special from S^uthport say. that
there was considerable damage along
the water front there by the storm, but
t\r\ Iftee 1 cmoil noc. I
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senger steamer and a tug, the Alexander
Jones, were beached. No other
news or damage to shipping has reached
The Clyde steamer New York, Capt.
Ingiam, arrived from New York Tuesday
afternoon. She encountered the
storm oS Frying Pan light ship, 'out
rode it oul with only slight damage to
her cargo of general merchandise.
The damage in Wilmington along the
wharves by reason of the high tide this
morning will approximate about $2,000.
The maximum velocity of the wind
here was estimated at from 75 to 90
y miles per hour.
One Child Silled by a Pallirg House.
A Fifty-Eight Mile Wind.
The Carribean storm passed bv
Charleston at 2 o'clock Tuesday mornag.
Beading the barometer down to
29.07 ana producing a wind velocity of
5S miles an hour a few hours previous.
The wicd attained a velocity of 50
miles at 9 o'clock last night and increased
in fores until the 58 mile was
reached, at which it blew for some
time. Several small frame houses were
blown down, among which was a negro
house on Coming street, where a 5 year1
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oia cnna was siuca ana several cuner
pecple were wounded by the falling
timber. Slates, tin and tiles were
loosened and torn ofi roofs and hurled
into the street?. feDcss ana trees were
blown down, ^nutters were wrenched
oSV telephone, telegraph and electric
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wires were damaged and much other
property was damaged Tho thipping
interests in port weie not hurt, special
1 reparations having botn made ia the
way of putting out additional anchors
and hawsers. Anxiety is felt for the
large fleet of vessel?, which sailed from
Charleston Saturday and Sunday. The
verdict of the coroner's jury in inquest i
over Alonzo Boyd, the Negro boy
killed in the falling of the house on J
Coming street, was that "the deceased j
came to his death by misfortune or accident,
as a result of the falling of a
house and the act of God," etc.
Damage at Virginia Beach.
A dispatch from Norfolk says the
storm in that section was very severe
Monday night. About 1 o'clock that
morning the wind increased in velocity
to 58 miles an hour. Very little damage
was done in Norfolk, but at Virginia-{*.Beach
fishing nets, pounds,
board walks, fencing, etc., was washed
away. The loss there is estimated at
| ?10.000. The three-masted schooner
! Kate Darlington was wrceked on Ocean
j Yirw Beach, having been driven high
and dry at i a. m. by the wind. In
passing through the Capes Monday
night she was run into and badly
crippled by au unknown steamer. Her
anchor would not hold. The Dariing
toil was rciuimug; jruni .auauuu
whore she had cocveved a cargo of
lumber. The tides were unu?ually
Gov, M. 3. McSwaeney Issues His
Proclamation to the People.
Gov. McSweeney Wedaesday issued
the following Thanksgiving proclamation:
The people of this State have been
abundantly blessed during the past
year. Gratitude is one of the Christian
virtues. "We should give thanks
at all times. Men too often forget the
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gOOCLQeSS 01 vJUU. jlixcic ouuuiu uw
only be gratitude in our hearts, but
there are times when we should give
visible evidence ana audible expression
to that gratitude. We have been
remarkably free from pestilence and
scourge. We have been permitted to
plant and to garner. The rains have
come and the earth has yielded her
fruits and we have been a-lowed to enjoy
the labor of our hands. We have
made progress in manufacturing the
product of our fields and our forests.
It has iong been customary to take one
day out of the three hundred and sixty
five when we shall cease from the toils
of our labor and render thanks to the
Giver of all good for the many blessings
we receive. To the end, tharerra
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hearts show appreciation of the tender
care of our Heavenly Father, 1, M. B.
McSweeney, governor of South Carolina,
in conformity to the proclamation
of the president of the United States,
do hereby appoint and set apart Thursday,
the 30th day of November, 1899,
as a day of thanksgiving and prayer to
be kept and observed by ail the people
of this State."
Let all public offices be closed and
all private business and labor of every
kind cease and let the people assemble
in their accustomed places of worship
and render thanks with grateful hearts
to their Creator and Preserver for the
blessings of life and liberty and happiness
which they daily receive. Let
the people on this day also remember
the fatherless and not forget that the
poor and the needy yui have with you
always, and that ue are told by Him who
made the great sacrifice for us that it
is more blessed to giv-i than to receive,
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and by our owr -eas 01 cnaruy prove
the sincerity of o' r gratitude.
ia testimony ..hereof, I have hereunto
set my band and caused the great
seal of the State of South Carolina to
be affixed. Done at the Capitol, in the
city of Columbia, this 31st day of October,
A. D. 1899.
M. B. McSarteney.
Re thf> crtvernor:
M. K. Cooper, Secretary of state.
Sold for Freight.
The advertisement in The Greenville
><ews lor the sale of a number of
unclaimed freight packages containing
school charts, school books and school
furniture consigned to W. W. Tutwiler,
recalls the adventures of that smooth
ciu'z^n in working oft on unsuspecting
and innocent school trustees quantities
of public school paraphernalia at what
were said to b3 exorbitant prices, and
the charge that Superintendent of Education
W. D. Majfield was not sufficiently
watchful to spoil his game. Nothirg
coald be learned here yesterday
about these packages nor where Mr.
Tutwiler bad gone. All that was
known at the freight office was that the
packages were shipped here from
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VjrreeilWUVU <tuu v*iLlc<,jr-Ui.i., nuwt
I remained unclaimed for six months.
Mr. Tutwiler apparently did not think
; his goods worth the freight charges and
I is probably in some other State seeking
new worlds to conquer.?Greenville
Two Schooners "Wrecked.
Advices from Morehead City, N. C.,
say: The three-masted schooner
Charles S. Davis, Somers Point, N. J.,
from Savannah for Philadelphia, lumber
laden, is ashore at Bogae inlet, 25
miles west of Morehead City. The ves
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uei iiuu tasgy aic a ivtai nitva.. ^uv
crew of eight mea were all saved. The
vessel was commanded by Capt. John
W. Adams of Philadelphia. He is
now at Morehead with his crew. The
three-masted schooner Thomas L James
of Keyport N*. J., is also ashore at Bogue
inlet. She is lumber laden, from
Savannah for Philadelphia. The cargo
and vessel arc in bad condition. The
crew of eignt were all saved. Capt.
Pierce reports the worst storm ever seen
on this coast.
Lost at Sea.
The two-masted schooner Stonewall^
Capt. Milliken, from Wilmington to
Shillotte. N. C., with a cargo of merchandise,
was caught in the recent
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i river and was blown out to "sea. \ essel's
cargo, with crew, supposed to be
lost. Two masted schooner Lee, Capt.
Wiliiamston, bound from Shallotte with
! cargo of naval stores and produce given
j up as lost. The little tug Woodward
j ot tne tape rear quarantine stanoa
j ana a small launch, also-belonging to
the government, -were broken loose
their moorings and sunk in the storm.
The Sole Survivor of a Wrecked
Steamer Reaches Charleston.
; The Lumber-Laden Steamer G. L
Colwell and AN Aboard Except
Captain Gaskill, Lost
in Storm.
Another tale of shipwreck and suffering
comes from Charleston. The
steamer 2savahoe. Capt. Staples, arrived
there Wednesday morningfrom-New
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gale, stood out to sea and hove to for
18 hours. Tuesday, about 50 miles east
of Charleston lightship she rescued
Capt. John Gaskill, sole survivor of the
crew of the steamer George L. Colwell,
of Detroit, bound for Xew York from
Feroandica, Fla., with a cargo of lum
ber. Capt. Gaskill was clinging to a
piece of wreckage of his lost vessel to
which he had clung for 22 hours.
Capt. Staples and his officers displayed
care and skill in rescuing Capt.
Gaskill. At first a skiffi was j lowered
with a picked crew; this was smashed
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and tlie crew struggled manfully in the
angry sea until hauled in by life- lioe3.
Cape. Staples steamed near the wreckage,
a line was thrown to Capt. G-askill,
who made it fast around hi<* waist
and was hauled aboard. He had been
badly braised. Ha was kindly careu
for on board and is now in St. Fraccis
Xavier infirmary here progressing favorably.
The following particulars of the
wreck we clip from the New3 and Cour
Twenty-four hours overdue and considerably
shaken up by an encounter
with the Carribbean Sea hurricane, the
stanch Clyde ?teamihip N&vahoe, Capt
Staples, came into port Wednesday.
Hardly had the gang plank been secured
when the captain, accompanied by a
pale-looking stranger, came ashore and
a carriage was called to take the sick
man to St Francis Infirmary. "That
man," Capt Staples said to inquiries, is
the captain of the steamship Geo. L.
Colwell, wrecked off this port Monday
mornint, and we picked him up fifty
miles east of here Tuesday afternoon.
He was cut aDd bruised by shifting lumber
and stuS before the vessel was
wrecked and is otherwise badly shaken
up, so he gees to the repair shop for a
bit. I think he will come out as good
as new, but he was pretty shaky when
we hauled him aboard.
"We had a dusty time of it ourselves,".
oonlinued -the captain, when
urged to give further particulars. "You
see, we came out of New York Saturday
afternoon and caught bad weather
ricrVi*. alnnc When off this coast we
got into the very teeth of the hurricane
and lay-to for eighteen hours, going to
sea probably fifty miles. Monday was
a hard day and the night was worse.
Tuesday morning the seas were runniDg
very high and the wind was terrific. At
about 12 30 o'clock I went up on the
bridge, after being below a short time,
and the mate said: "We aTe passing a
lot of wreckage.' 'Keep a sharp lookout,
then,' I replied, 'for we may find
some poor fellow afloat on it.' With the
words scarcely out of my mouth, I took
up the glasses and, sweeping the water
on all sides, discovered a man on a raft
about half a mile to the eastward. The
whistle was blown and even at that distance
we could see, through the glasses
the frantic signs of joy made by the
lone mariner.
"I ordered out a boat as soon as we
came near to the tiny raft, but it was
stove in before it could be lowered into
the water. Then I decided to move the
Xavahoe up to the raft aud ware round
to windward, taking great care not to
collide with the frail support which upheld
the shipwrecked man. A roDe was
finally gotten to the man on the raft
and with difficulty he was pulled up on
the Navahoe's deck. He managed to
tell us his name and the fate of his
ship, the Geo. L. Colwell, and then
gave out, for he had c.luDg to a few
planks for nearly twenty-four hours and
had not had food or rest for nearly..
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twice tfiat lengtn 01 time. >ve uii^
what we could to make him comfortable
on the Navahoe and he will stop at"
the Infirmary here until he is himself
Capt. Gaskill was lying in a little'
white bed at St. Francis lofirruary when
a Reporter called and asked for a stor.v
of the wreck.
"We sailed from Fernandina, Fla.,
Saturday morning," he said, "with a
cargo of 400,000 feet of pine lumber,
and, with variable winds, was off Charleston,
say fourteen miles, heading east
and north for Cape Romain, at about 2
o'clock Monday morning, when tFe
heavy blow struck us, but the weather
had been'baa Sunday afternoon. The
Knnall nnrr.hw?sfc. veerine to north
east, and the cross seas were fearful.
The ship strained and behaved badly
from midnight and at 2 o'clock the
engioes were workiDg miserably. A
little later the terrible rolling had
thrown ashes and coal about s:> much
that the pumps became choked. I
had put out the cornucopia drag and
then the anchor, with forty fathoms of
chain, but neither helped us at all, and
when, a little later, the engines stopped,
we wallowed in the trough of the
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sea. Two gaDgs were woriang wnn
buckets and a deck pump, but the wa
ter gained on us rapidly. At about 4
o'clock the Colwell was so low in the
water that a heavy sea swung'it almost
over and dumped the decked load of
lumber. "With it went the after deck
house and smoke stack. There were
nine men in the after house and .we
never even so much as hearG-a cry as
they went to their grave beneath the
seething waters. After relieving herself
of the deck load the Colwell righted
and pIuDged on for a time, one minute
high on a wave, then down i n the valley,
with the boiling foam above us.. It
must have been t^o hours later that a
great crash came. Louder to us than
ever was the horrible roar of the ocean,
and the Colwell split ia two about amidships.
There were only five men then
aboard and we were thrown violently
into the sea! Half crazed.ajs I was already,
I had still the instinct to strike
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| found a piece of timber and crawled
| upon it. (Jace I saw, on the crest of a
wave, one of my late comrades, (I think
it was Mate Neil son.) but only for a
moment, ai.d he was gone. Then such
a battle as 1 had for life! Not for all
the gold in the universe would I go
inrougu suuii ctu- ?5o.iu.
The sea was running mountains high
and many times wrested from me the
drift. I caught it as often, until, spyj
ing a piece of the steamer deck about
I six feet square, I swam to it. For nearj
ly twenty-four hours I was alone on
I the sea, and you can judge my joy when
II saw the steamship Navahoe bearing
j down upon me. It was then early
! Tuesday afternoon. The work of Capt
I Staples in weaiiag around to windward
and picking me up. after disabling his
small boat, showed both seamanship
Capt. GaskiJl could not recall the 1
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nvmes OIms euurt: urcw, uuv saiu mut
were fourteen, all told, on board. Neilson
was first mate; Charle-s Oliver,
second; William Murray, chief engineer;
Charles Ilockfelltr, assistant |
engiaeer; WilIiam"Macker:zie. steward. (
All on board were white men aod were i
.shipped in New York, Capt.- Graskill's
home is in Hoboken, N. J., acd he
was the only married man on the illfact
d vessel. .
The steamship Geo. L. Colwell was a ,
wooden vessel, built in 18S0 at Bay
City,; Michigan, and for along time
used as a freighter 00 the great lakes. It '
was bought by the Yellow Pine Lumber
Company of New York a sbcrt time
ago aad put-in the coastwise bunne-s.
It was of 447 tons gross and 371 tons
net register, aud v.as loaded when
wrecked with 400,000 feet of lumber.
It is understood that the vessel was
insured. Five voyages had been made
betwean Fernandina and New York be- .
fore the one which began last Satur- ,
day. '
How the Trust Will Get Its Money .
In view of the fact that the prices of (
all manufactured fertilizers had materi
ally advanced recently a Reporter for
The News and Courier called on Messrs J^:
H. M. Tucker & Co., brokers in ferti- i
lizers and fertilizer materials, and ob- (
tninAf! the following statement from
Mr. H. >i. Tucker regarding; the situa- ,
tion: 'The probabilities are that there (
will be a sharp advance in the general j
prices of fertilizers. The prices of fer- ^
tilizermaterials have materially advasc- :
ed and will advance stiil more, in con- ]
sequence of whicn the manufacturers of ,
fertilizers will be compelled to advance ,
the price of the manufactured article to j
meet this advance of raw material, j
The prices of fertilizers have for sev- i
eral years been on a \ery low basis, but ,
the cost of the material has responded ,
fr. tVia rron^rol adcanfie in the cost of !
raw material in all of the industries, ]
and that will necessitate an additional ?
cost of the manufactured article, as, ]
for instance, phosphate rock is now ?
from $1.50 to 1.75 per ton higher than j
itwaslastyearand the sulphur in pyrites :
is aiso from $1.25 to $1.50 per ton J
higher, and the same applies to the ,
cost of all ammoniated ingrcdienis, as (
well as the advance that has been made ,
in the price of labor, and of the gener- j
al running supplies, machinery, etc, (
necessarily used in the manufacture of (
fertilizers. This altogether would mean ,
that the cost of manufacture and of (
material would average over the cost (
of last year from $2.23 to $2 40, and j
this will % necessitate a proportionate ,
advance in the cost of the manufactur- (
ed article. "The trade may look there- ,
fore for a continued average higher (
price for fertilizers this year than last
of over $2 per ton. ';It is fortuuate ]
for the up-country that the advanced .
prices of cotton and other articles ol j
production should more than compen- ,
sate for this increased cost in fertiliz- (
ers." ]
Total Number of Soldiers Who Suf '
fered During: the Year. j
A recapitulation of the casualties in 1
actioES and deaths in the regular and :
^volunteer armies between May 1, 1898, ''
^and June 30, 1899, contained in the !
-annual report of the adjutant general (
of the army, shows a-grand total of 10,076
men. The casualty list alone ag- 1
greeat-es3, 454, of whom 35 officers ]
?eid 45S enlisted men were killed, aad 1
197 'officers- and 2.764-wcnlisted men
The death list, numbering 6.619, was
made up of 224 officers and 6.395 en- 1
listed men. Of this total but 33 officers '
and 458 enlisted men were killed, the !
remainder of the deaths resulting from j
various causes including the following: ;
Wounds, 10 officers and 192 enlisted 1
men; disease, 165 officers and 5,344 en
listed men; accident, 6 officers and 209 (
men; drownings, 3 officers.and SS men; I
suicide, 2 officers and 52 men, and mur
ders or homicidc 52 enlisted men. In
the-regnlar army the total casualties in j
actions and deaths amounted to 4,155 ;
and in the volunteer establishment 5,- :
921. In the casualty list the regulars
had 127 officers and 1,856 enlisted men
killed and wounded and the volunteers !
105 officers and 1.36G enlisted men killed
and wounded. In the regular army
between April 30, 1898, and June 30, :
1899, 917 enlisted men were discharged
by sentence of general court-martial :
and 2.949 enlisted men derertsd.
Three officers of the regular army who
were killed also held commissions in
the volunteers forces in which they are
included-in the above recapitulation.
Witnesses Intimidated.
The feudists charged with the murder
at Manchester. Clay county, Ky., have
comparatively easy sailing, as witnesses
summoned to appearand testify against
them will not testify against the warring
factions. Mrs. Sarah CoIKds. chief
witness against James and Millard (
Philpot and Alexander Fischer, charged
with the murder of her husband, committed
sticide by taking poison; fearing,
it is claimed, to testify against !
them. Other feud cases have been .
postponed from day to day on account
of absence of witnesses, who refuse to i
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attend court ana testily against tne
feudists, be'lievine, they say, that their
evidence agiinst the warring factions (
would imperil their lives.
Between the British and Beers
at Ladysmith.
They Lo3t Artillery and Ammu
nition by Stampede of Mules
in Night March. Fought
J; to the Last.
The Bruish. war office at London
made public the following dispatch from
G-en. "Wtkc describing the operations
of Monday"Lacysaith,
Oct. 31, 7,50 p. m ?I
took out f?om Ladysmith a;brigade of
mounted troops,^two brigade divisions
of the R >5al artillery, the Natal'field
battery ani two brigades of infantry, to
Btjconneitrs in force ^the enemy'* rasin
position tenths north, and, if the op
portunity ohr.uld offer, to capture the
hill behind'Farquhar's farm which had,
on the previous day been held in
strength by the enemy. In connection
with'this advance, a column consisting
of the Tenth Mountain artillery, four
half compatiesjof.-the G-loucesters and
six companies of the Royal Irish Fu&illers,
the whole-under Lieut Col Charlton
and Mgj Adye, deputy assistant adjutant
general. was dispatchcd at 11 p.
m.. on the 29th, to march by night up
Bell's Spruit and Seize Nicholson's
Nek, or some position near Nicholson's
Nek. thus-turning the enemy's right
Bank. The main advance was successfully
carried out, the objective of the
attack being found evacuated and an
arriJlurtr drn?l h?tar?P.n finr fip.ld hattp.r
ies ana the enemy's gans of positions
and Maxims, is understood to have
caused heavy loss to the enemy. The
reconnaissance forced^ the enemy to
fully disclose his position, and, after a
strong counter-at tack on our right, the
infantry brigade and cavalry having
been repulsed, the troops were slowly
withdrawn to camp, pickets being left
an observation. Late in the engagement
the naval contingent under Capt
Lampton of H. M. S. Powerful, came
into action and silenced,^with their extremely
accurate fire, the enemy's guns
:>f position.
The circumstances"!-which attended
the movements of Lieut Col Carlton's
jolumn are not yet fully known, but
from reports received the column appears
to have carried out the night
march unmolested until within two
miles of Nicholson's Nek. At this
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point two Douiaers roiiea irorn cue am
md a few rifle shots stampeded the infantry
ammunition mules. The stampede
spread, to the battery mules, which
aroke loose from their leaders and got
iway with practically the whole of the
;un equipment and the greater portion
>f the regimental small arm ammuni;ion.
The reserve was similarly lost,
rhe infantry battalions, Lowever, fixed
aayonets and accompanied by the Derjonnel
of the artillery, seized a hill on
:he left, of the road two miles from the
N'ek. with but little-opposition. There
ihey remained unmolested till dawn,
:he time being occupied in organizing
the defense of the kill and constructing
stone saogars and walls as cover from
ire. At dawn a skirmishing attack on
)ur position was commenced by the
jnemy, but made no way until 9.30 am
tvhen strong reenforcements enabled
:hem to rash to the attack with great
energy. Their fire became very searching
and two companies of the Glonces- !
ters, in an advance position, were orlered
to fall back. The enemy then
pressed to short range, fcha losses on
jur side becoming?very nnmerons. At
3pm our ammunition was practically
exhausted, tbe position was captured
md the survivors of\ the column fell
into the enemy's hands. The enemy
treated our wounded with- humanity,
S-en. Joubert at once dispatching a
letter to ire. offering: safe conduct to i
doctors and ambulances to remove the
wounded. A medical< officcr and parties
to render first aid to the wounded were
dispatched to the scene of action from
Ladysmith last night, and the ambulances
at dawn this morning. The want
}f success .of the column was due to the
misrottune of the mules stampeding
xnd the consequent loss of the guns and
small arm ammunition reserve. The
Dfficial list of casualties and prisoners
will be reported shortly. The latter
ire understood to have been sent by
rail to Pretoria. The security of Ladysmith
is no way affscted."
Imprisoned for Kissing.
From New Haven, Conn., comes the
Btory of the undoing of a Yale freshman,
and the sorrows of his sweetheart,
and with the story comes proof that
the old blue laws of colonial New England
have not entirely passed away.
Stephen U. Lawrence, a memDer or tne
freshman- class at Yale, was the escort
Df Miss May Carroll, a pretty young
girl of New Haven, to- the theater
n-here they saw Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Losing themselves in the story being
acted before them, they soon grew mellow
in disposition and sympathetic in
heart, of which they gave evidences
later on. After the performance Lawrence
took hia yov?:g lady to an ice
cream festival.The comb;nation of
Uncle Tom's Cabin and ice cream was
too much for the young man,- and consequently
as he left the festival, it having
become necessary to aid her 'n the
adjustment of her wraps, he bent low
and touched her ruby lips with his.
Being only a freshman, and therefore
unskilled in osculation, the young man
made such a resounding smack that a
nearby policeman was awaken from his
slumbers and bore down upon the
frightened couple, escorting them to
the police station. The following
morning the stern old judge, a puritanical
soul, sentenced them each to fifteen
days in jail.
Easelden'g Side.
In last wee's issue we published some
extracts from letters written to Outs
charging that Haselden received numerous
pressDts of liquor and beer from
hauses coiDg. or desiring to do, business
with the State Board of Control
and that he shared these with his
friends and neighbors. In reply to this
charge Haselden publishes a letter
signed by thirty-five of his neighbors in
Marion county certifying to his high
-."U nr\/l r\? V* T TT> 1 T> f Vl A
(jiiaiavjici auu oycaflkiug wi **A VJJ^
highest terms.
Colonel Thomas Wants Certain Information
About Them.
-TnTin P T'hniri!>"s i<a wnrtincr r^ili
gently towards getting up the Coniederate
records of this State, without the
financial support of the State and that
is all the more reason why he should
be given the data he 30 earnestly asks
for. It is a burning shame that the
record of this State in the late war is
not yet complete, and Col. Thomas
shows why it is so difficult to complete
the records. He makes this statement.
Columbia. November 1, 1899.
In response to the circular letter of
the undersigned culling for corrections
and amendments to "River's Account
of the Raising of Troops in South Carolina
for State and ^Confederate Service,
1861-65," to be handed in or reported
by November 1,1899, the following
survivors haveresponded being one
half of the number called upon:
Orr's regiment rifles, Sergt Major
Fifth regiment, Col Asbury Coward.
Twenty-fourth regiment, Col EllisooCapers.
Twentieth -regiment, A. S. Salley,
Watie's artillery, Sergt Bridges.
Twenty-sixth regiment, Col J. H.
Eighteenth'regiment, Col W. H. Wal
Fifth cavalry, CollZimmerman Davis.
Lucas battalion, Major J. J. Lucas.
Second artillery. Capt T. K. Legare.
German Artillery, Capt Theo Meichers.
St Helena Mounted 'Riflemen and
Palmetto Battalion Artillery, Lieut T.
G. White.
Second cavalry, Adjt. J. W. Moore.
Eighth regiment, Major T. E. Lucas.
First regiment regulars, Col Wm
Fourth cavalry, Col Wm Stokes.
Seventh rAorimonl". Clanf- .T. FT. RmnlcS.
Second foreign battalion, Lieut Col
F. H. Brooks.
Hampton Legion, Lieut S. E. "Welch,
acting adjutant.
Palmetto Sharpshooters and'5th regiment,
Col Joseph Walker,
Sixth and 9th regiments,-Major J. L.
First cavalry-and 7th cavalry, Lieut
W. G. Hinson.
Twenty-first regiment, .
Fourteenth,,regiment, < Col J. N.
Charleston battalHon and 27th regiment,
Col Julius A. Blake.
Historic matter, Col Ed McCrady
and Capt W. A. Courtenay.
The time lor additional responses is
hereby extended to December 1 next.
The foundation of the history of the
Dart taken bv South Carolina in the
war between the States, 1S61-S5. rests
upon the complete and accurate account
of the raisine of troops in the
State for State and Confederate service.
The duty of surviving officers and
men to make the record as fall as possible
is a self-evident proposition.
Hence it is urged upon former commanding
officers, living, to 'whom Riv
ers' pamphlet was sent, and who have
not thus far responed, to make answer
by December 1 next.
John P. Thomas,
State Historian of Confederate Records.
The Crop Half Million Bales Behind
Last Year.
^ tt . i "*r r\ } _ x
Secretary Hesters i\ew uneans cotton
exchange statement- issued Thursday
covers the monthly movement to
October 31. Compared with last year,
the month is behind in round figures
5W.000 bales and behind year before
last 152,000. The amount brought into
sight for the two months of September
and October shows a decrease of
396,320 under last year, a decrease of
109, 11h under the year before last.
The movement from the first of September
to Octocer 31st shows receipts
" 11* 1
at all United states delivery pons i.916,385,
against 2.414.060 last year;
net overland movement by railroads
across the Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac
rivers, 299,430, against 192,794
last year; southern mill takings, exclusive
of quantity consumed at s mthern
outports, 269,863, against 245,463 last'
year; interior stocks in excess of those
held at the commencement of the season,
366,491, against 396.174 last year
and 314,750 same time in 1S96. These
make the total atnount of the crop
brought into sight durin* the two
months ending Oct. 31st, 2,852,169,
against 3,243,491 last year.
Foreign exports for the first two
.1 1 1 OlO
moQtQS oi me seasuu uave uccu
898, showing a decrease under last season
of 177,946.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leading southern interior markets at
the close of October were 1,473,681,
against 1,528,871 the same date last
Including porls and interior towns
left over from the previous season and
the number of bales of the current crop
brought into sight during the two
months, the supply has been 3,471,067,
against 3,516,057 last year.
Up to this date last year 2S.81 per
cent, of the cotton crop had been mar
keted, and for the same months in 1897
the percentage of the crop brought into
sight was 26 44, and for the same time
in 1896 the percentage marketed was
Sound Advice.
The prices of fertilizers are rising.
So are all other prices. A big cotton
crop will surely be sold at a low price
and chean cotton with everything else
dear will mean ruin for the South in
1900. Let farmers learn. The drought
has been a blessing to them. It cut
down the cotton crop and brought better
prices. Heed the lesson. So^
abundantly of wheat and oats. Wheat
is a cash crop now. Make some meat
at home, make plenty of corn, begin
the year's work with the firm purpose to
make cotton the surplus crop. Another
gTeat cotton acreage will be suicidal
and will check the prosperity we
are only beginning to feel.?Greenville
Infant Burned to a Crisp.
r\ f Par W A \T n r*
J. LLC UViliC VI -LW'V ? . TV i.x. *'.LC*V A'V/uu.ANA
about seven miles from Colquitt, was
destroyed by file early Vv'edcesday
morning. One of the infant children
left in the house was burned to a crisp.
A Word for the Housekeepers of the
At the late convention of whoat
crrnwur? in (rr^pnwnrwl. Mr. O. TT. Jor
dan made a touching and appropriate
plea for tbe farmer's wife.
"While we are advocating a revolution
in our farmfng methods, permit
me to make a plea for the farmer'* wife.
Give her every possible diversion which
your limited means will permit. Make
the home life attractive and inviting.
Every farm in the country shonld'have
its garden of bright flowers and variegated
shrubberies. Nothing brightens
a room more or is apt to receive the
tender care of a woman than flowers.
Indulge your wives and daughters, as
often as possible, in that greatest of all
boons to women?social pleasures.
Every neighborhood should have its
wnrtun's somal fliih dftvntpd tfl liter*
ture, sewiog or lovely conversation.
Women on the farm should be of the
highest order of intelligence."
J. H. C., ia the Carolina Spirtan,
says: {:Not long since we published
some valuable communicationa about
the advantages or danger of a country
life for young people. We now want
expressions of opinions from the good
women, the mistresses of the farm
houses, on the social country life they
lead or wish to lead. The men on farms
have many ways in which they meet
their neighbors. Election days, saledays.
court week, muster days, tax paying
days, market days and other times
throw the farmers together. But.it is
net so with their good, home-keeping,
home-loving wives. Big meetings
come on occasionally, and between sermons
the well-filled baskets are brought
out ana are ireeiy snan. a wim visiting
friends, acquaintances and strangers.
The pleasant intercourse enjoyed on
such occasions is really close akin to
the more distinctly religious exercises
within the church walls. Genial, unselfish
interest in the welfare of others
is a good field for religious truths to
fall in and bear good fruit. Let not thi
busy home-keeper think that all the
preparation; she makes for such occasions
is only outside, secular, worldly.
In feeding the hungry she may feed
herself, and' even an unseen divine
guest. And, then, country people are
seldom cold or distant when a neighbor's
house is singled out for a visit
from the ancrel of affliction. Then the
little worries and complaints between
people are forgotten, and a sick little
child may become a great peace-maker.
But, aside from all these, farmers'
wives need other occasions of social
eDjoyment and recreation. We take
fot granted you have some musical instruments
in your home and that you
have good, fresh, attractive reading
matter for parents and children. Now
what plans have you to share- these
comforts or luxuries with your friends,
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wnose dinner norn you near every uayi
We are not now thinking about "parties,"
that tire you for days to prepare
for them, and for weeks to recover
from them. We mean cheap, simple,
restful, healthful occasions on which
young and old may meet and be really
and sensibly happy together, go home
at proper hours, in proper spirit, oomforted,
refreshed, strengthened enrighed
by the flowing together cf human
hearts and human sympathies.
Orange Blossom Special.
Capt. Jack Allison ran an orange
blossom special Thursday night- from
Trenton, S. C., to Charlotte. He had
se^en bridal couples on board?at one
time?five white and two colored. The
white brides were "all pretty and
tidid," Capt. Allison said. They were
spotted as soon as they got aboard, and
the rest of the passengers forgot to
watch the scenery, so intent were they
on watching the newly-married lovers.
Capt. Allison has been running on tho
road for 25 years, and this is the first
time he has hauled^so many brides and
grooms 011 one train. One couple came
from Trenton; two from Columbia: one
from Blackstock; two from Chester and
one from Rock Hill?all South Carolinians.?Charlotte
A Fatal RunawayMiss
Sallie White was killed at Huntersville,
14 miles east of Greenville, on
Wednesday afternoon by being thrown
from a Luggy. She and Mm. John
White were out driving, and when near
the ITuntersville store the horse became
frightened and ran. Both the ladies
were thrown out of the buggy about
TVTra .InVin WTiitA I
was not seriously injured. The accident
occurred about 4 o'clock, and Miss
White died about midnight from internal
injuries. No bones were broken.
Killed at a Party.
A dispatch from Cheraw to the State
says the negroes there were considerably
excited Thursday over the murder
r>f a vnnnc nfirro man nemed Ed Sel
J ?o cr? ??
lers.^There was a party at a house
near town and a large number of negroes
who are working on the railroad attended.
Several of the town darkies went
there and a general row was the result.
Pistols were drawn and 10 or 15 shots
were fired. Ed Sellers was hit in the
stomach and died in about an hour after
No others were hurt. It has been impossible
to locate the person who did
the shooting, as there were a number
engaged in the fight.
Many Wars.
Wearesobusy with watching our
rtwn war in the PhiliDDines and the
British-Boer conflict in Africa that
probably the greater number of us hare
overlooked the fact that Belgium is
having a little war of her own in her
dependency, the Congo Free State, that
Italy.is about to have a brush with
Morocco, and that there are revolutions
going on in Venezuela and Columbia.
The makers of guns and ammunition
ought to be enjoying a season of great
A Good Suggestion.
Messrs. Haselden and Ouzts will kind'
' ^ it . I
iy retire to ttie remote recesses 01 me
back yard where the jimson weeds and
beggar lice arid cockle burrs are grow- :
ing against the fence, and there conduct
the remainder of their controversy,
remaining until it is completed. If it <
is nevar completed they will oblige u? ;
by continuing to remain all the same. <
At the present time we regret to have 1
to announce that they fatigue us.? 1
Greenville News. 1
Result of lnquest'Ov?r theJB?rfy -I
of a Murdered.Man.
* uvftTmiAiio nun v crnn
n in t v) i trviwug rnifiiu i i
Two Brothers and a Cousin, All
Named Johnson, Were
Engaged in the Killing.
^Another murder is reported frem the
upper part of G-reearille County. Tk?
killing took place between 3 aid 4
o'clock, on Tuesday,- 0?t. 81, witkia
aI vhllfA
there is a country store sad postofiee,
and the victim Teas Jesse ff. Johnson,
an elderly mac, who was shot in the
breast by his nephew, Gearge Jehason,
with whom he bad been 01 disagreeable
terms for qnite a while. George eame
to Marjdell badly ised npia a battered
condition, which led to an iHT?iti^*tiea?
and the facta were*revealed that he-had
shot his uncle, who died in a few Minutes.
An Jnquest orer the bedy resulted
in a verdict that he ease to his
death by a ;>istol shot from the hands
of George Johnson, and that Marshall
and Avery Johnson were aeeessoriei
thereto, all of'them beiag nephews ef
of the deceased. George and Marshall
?nn* rif Oliver .T?thnson and AT?TT
it the son of John Johnson.
Two other brother! of the deceased
M. M. and D. N. Johnsons testifiedat
the inquest The origin of-the treuMe
was not brought'out-in the testimony
and still remains in doubt. A titiiea
of the neighborhood met the yenng
men en the way to their ?*c!e> ~*se
and George said tkey wert going to Mttle
the difficulty with hint, which tie v %
neighbors knew existed. Another story
is that George-said'he wat'goiag
tle with his uncle for work de?e, kit
there was no evidence on these*poiite.
M. M. Johnson, one of the deeeaced's
brothers, saw part of the dificulfcy, aid
swore that Marshall and his brother
were fighting at the Johnson saw ill
or near -l,1 here, George made a grab at
the deceased by the arm, and he eaught
George, who dewCa'pistoiuande?red'the >
fatal shot.
Avery Johnson claimed-the'pistol af- J
terwards, when all three of the nephews
went away from the place where
the shooting had occurred, which was
within 50 yards of the deceased's home.
Avery took no part in fight and Jesse
Johnson had a rock in his hand, but
did not use it, nor did he hit Getrge
during the altercation with Mara nan.
George had the pistol in his hand going
toward the deceased'when M.?M. Johnson
first saw him.
D. N. Johnson,' another brother ot
the deceased, saw the fight from a distance,
and knowing the previous trouble
he ran to them. He caught hold of
Marshall -and they fell to the ground
and he did not know that Jesse wa
killed until after,]his separation frem
Mrs. Aletha Johnson, wife'ef'the deceased,
testified that George, Areiy
and Marshall came sear the hoase
and called for their uncle, whe weit \
oat to them. He was met by Marshal
and the others went to the real. Marshall
struck her husband and the otheri
oame back, George with something im
* ' *? i _i. i_ Li i^
nis nana, ana siruoK ois urviu ib
face, when she heard Marshall* day,
"Shoot him quick."
The evidence was confined nearly *1^
together to relatives, and the examination
failed to reveal the cause of the
Arbor Day.
The following circular has been issued
by Mr. McMahan in reference to
arbor day: jj
To the County Superintendents of Education.
The legislature, by an act approved
February 16, 1898,'has directed "XUac
the free public schools of this state
shall observe- the third Friday in November
of each year as Arbor Day, ani
on that .day the school officers and;
teachers shall conduct suet exercise#
and enga?e in the planting ef smeh - J
shrubs, plants and trees as will ispreft
on the minds of the papilf the proper
value and'appreciatioa to be placed o*
flowers, ornamental shrubbery aid
shade trees." Until the observanee of
this day in our schools has become am
established custom, it may be overlooked
unless specially broaght to the attention
of the teachers. You will,
therefore, urge upon all the teachew
of your county_to celebrate the day in
their schools.
J ohn J. MeMahan,
State Supt. of Educatioa. ' -:|j|
Three Men Killed.
A distressing accident occurred
Thursd.y morning on the Georgetown
and Western railroad. The losj train
of the Atlantic Coast Lumber eoapaiy
loaaea wiin uniper, was ua?fc.mg vowu
to Georgetown, when it itruok * ??w,
which derailed six cars, throwing them
over the side of the track, killed three
colored men and bacfty injuring thrte
others, besides injuring a fine horse
used in loading-logs. The- dead and
wounded were carried to Georgetown
and taken care of by the. lumber eom
pany people.
Married Nine Times.
Wesley James, an old Negro, whose
"home is in Charlotte, has one ef the
most remarkable histories we hare ever
heard of. He has been married nine
times. Eight of his wives are dead,
and he now lives with the ninth. He
;s 75 years old and is hale and hearty.
His oldest children, twins, are 55 years
old, and his youngest, twins also, are
12 months old. James savs he is the
father of 56 children, and saany
them he has not heard from in years.?
Charlotte News.
Bad War Record.
The Pennsylvania Republicans are
probably sorry that they tried to "work
the soldier racket" in their campaign a
for the state treasurership. The man
they nominated for the office was the.
lieutenant colonel of the Pennsylvania
regiment that went to the Philippines..
Instead of having a walk-over, as was
probably expected, he finds that he is
obliged to defend himself against
pretty well substantiated charges of
cowardice and shirking in the face of
the enemy. Meantime the Democrat
" Va Vv i ia 4- o 11* * rw
Will* IS vyyuaiug ulJ-a ?o miaiujc. uusr
aess to ths voters and winning friends.

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