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The Meeting of the State Executive
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Not a Single Political Question:
Discussed by the Democratic
Engineers. Col. Jones
Brief Address.
The most rumariable meeting of a
State Democratic executive committee
held in South Carolina in ten yean
took place at the capital Wed. night. It
was remarkable for its uaeventfulness.
The committee had hardly met before
it adjourned. Net a political issue was
raised. There was aet the semblance
of apolitical disoussioa, aad saUimc
harmony prevailed. There was no wirepulling
going en inside or outside the
room, and no oae talked of the possibilities
of the eoming campaign. It
was really diffiealt to believe that it
was a gathering of political party manaaers.
Everything was lovely and oalm
m a mat Bier set, and the goose hang
Tiie *nestiea of doing away wish the
campaign by eeunties did not eeaae np;
practically all the eomantteemea considered
that this i? a matter for the
eomiag State conreation and at ene
suggested it
The few formal resolution* leoiiag
to the reorganization of the Democratic
party were adopted, the members drew
their pay, and the preliminary by-play
to the opening of the political circa*
of 1900 ended abruptly.
The coantiee of Chesterfield, Dorehester
and Sumter were not represented.
Besides Col. Janes, the chairman,
and Col. Gronter, the eecretary, the following
were present:
Abbeville?A. W. Jones.
Aiken?W. W Williams.
Barnwell?Gh D Bellinger.
Beikeley?Thomas Martin.
Bambcre?3. Gk McCoy.
Charleston?P. H. Qadsd**.
Cherokee?T. B. Busier.
Chester?T. J. Cunniagbaia.
Clarendon?Loaia Appels.
Colleton?A. B. Williams.
Darlington?A. J. A. Perriti.
Edgefield?J. Williams.
Fairfield?T. EULitcketu.
Florence?3. H. Traxler.
Greenrille?M. L. Donaldson.
Greenwood?D. H. Magill.
Hampton?M.. 3. McSweeney.
Horry?J. A. McDarmott.
:?ershaw?C. L. Winkle*.
/Lancaster?W. P. Caskey.
/ Lanrena?7. H. Wharton.
f Lexington?D. J. Griffith.
:_SfCJ Mario*?J. D. Montgomery.
Marlboro?W. D- Bvans,
Newberry?Cole L. Sleaiie.
k. T T
A vcuuoo?u. v.
Orangeburg?W. 0. Tatua.
Jfiekens?T. C. Rebinson.
Kichland?Wiiie. Jones.
Saluda?B. L. Caughmaa.
Spartanburg?U. X.Guater, Jr.
Union?C. H. Peaks.
Williamsburg?J. H. Blaokwell.
York?J. C. Wilborn.
As soon as the committee was called
to order Col. Wiiie Jones addressed
lit body as follows:
Gentlemen of the committee: Yon
are assembled here tonight for the purpose
of calling a State convention of
the Democrats of this State to meet
May 16th, in accordance with the constitution
of the party, for the purpose
of selecting IS delegates to represent
South Carolina in the national Demoera
tie convention to meet Jaly 4th, to
nominate candidates for president and
viee president of the United States. I
know of no other business to briag be*
* <Ammnni.
lOIf (AS ovnuuiivw OA
lion from the national committee.
Tke &n&noi?l condition of tke committee
is first elass; we owe aotking and
kavt fometking it tke treasury. It
give* mo great pleasure to report to yon
tkat 10 far as I know and am able to
judge, the Demoeratie party of tkis
State ii now more united and karmoniou
tkan it kas been for many yeans,
and tkat tke party will rote solidly for
tke nominees of tke national Demoeratie
party and present a solid front of
eppoaition against our old political
enemy, tke Republican party. In May,
1898, yon paid me tke higk compliment
of electing me your chairman. About
^ three weeks afterward fcor. Jilerbe
P appointed me eolonel of tke Seeond
Seutk Carolina regiment, and rery soon
afterwards I was ordered to go to
^Florida witk my regiment. On tke ere
of my departure for tke army, I kaoded
?a???r.?Y rar latter of raiiena- !
cion as tort chairman, because I knew j
I would sot be able to discharge the
dutie# of the office while is the army.1
f - 3t ou paid me the great eomphHent not
to accept my resignation, and appointed
Lieut. Gov. McSweeney as vice-chair
man to conduct the campaign. I desire
now to take this opportunity to thank
yeu for this evidence of your oonfcdenee
in me and to assure you taat I have not
language to express my appreciation of
your aecion in this matter. His excellency,
the governor, managed tne campaign
in a splendid manner, with the
aid of our capable and eficient secretary,
Col. U. X. Gnnter, Jr. Upon my
B> rsillri HOEIB iiVUl Ui? ?klLlJ Jk mm uuw
BHtt eheeked up the business of tit ccEmitfge
tee and found everything &11 right and.
Wn ?Ter7 cost accounted for.
* Col. Jones' remarks were endorsed
by a rising vote en motion of Mr. Magill.
Col. Jones tken read a communication
from Mr. Eenrickson of Chicago
of tire national committee, calling atj
tenfcion tc the fast that the national
committee would need campaign funds.
He thought the bags way to secnre
them was by voluntary subscriptions,
and suggested that State eommittees
appoint an agent in each county and
district under a central agent to solicit
and secure such subscriptions. The
national committee would allow these
agents a percentage for their trouble
and expenses.
Col. Jones and Secretary Guater
were nmonzeu w muo utc
ment of one agent from the State at
large and one from each, congressional
Ctl.' Jobm tiei eail?4 attentioa te
: -
the necessity of issuing the ef^ffor the
State convention to be held i5 ^jay on
the 16th.
Mr. Magill made & motion t , ef.
feet, the hour of noon being fis ;<j This
was agreed to.
Mr. Monofcgomery moved ^
eounty elnbs be ealled to m< jn ac. j
cor* with the eonstitation. < wa5
adopted. f
Mr. Blease moved that ^?MnaTik8 of
the eommittee be extended tS 0fl&eerz
for the eficienct mannem;p
they had served the commitge> Ttig
was adopted.
Dr. A. S. Williams said hjkad been
a memj)er of the committee yeara<
and h? wished to express l^feppyeciation
of the uniform conrte ^
shown him. Hi and Col. J( ae9 w'ere
! perhaps the enly membera wil0 had
! never been a candidate and jkever 9X.
pected to be. Dr- Williams ex.
pected to retire from publ}ft
*prri?A I
with this meeting. J
Mr. Winkler offered a
pressing thesenso of the1 jtommittee
that Mr. Williams' ?a??wiment ^
received with regret, ana wpressing
the hope that the doctor wcT>j -if.his
determination. This w^B WTt>ni-.
monsly adopted.
l?r M?iU wanted ?re?luti<)11
opted declaring Mrs. Dewey <ti.? maru
Hanneress" of the. Demoenjj?
There were some other anuua *
tions and then the comMltt6e*tjc*rnei.
?The State.
A tnr??LASACdii%T
Ax EngineersEya Piercsi hi a j)or9>$
Beak ;
A. uove, winging . its fiisftyover the
tracts of tie soRtnern
Juliet i* Monroe county. (Sg collided
with a puwngar train soi?'n th#
poiiteiireetieu ?ta 1high JT of spMd
recently. The birds bc?^ plunged
through the glass window? c* b
Ita beak. iharp iu a int;
pierced the right eye m Wneineer
Charles Wallace and the S ,*
it destroyed the eajineer'^P.^^ Jtem.
porarily and possibly pen3??eQ{.j
Engineer Wallace was Jft jev'er of
the afternoon passenger V . M
eon when it pulled out IT nion
depot The run to JulW ^
without incident. After JB tr&in left
the station the the
threttle to run the traMT^ thaa
usual is order to make sflj "
j i i. x' mL i "??! xew iiiiuates'
lo.t ?t w_.
ing along at aw-mile an-?B
The Mi?eer'? in.J|oib feces
the traok anead. A wiem c i
an eighth of an inch thic?fc ^ sM ,
from the draughts, wnok?te?X
He wac looking through* ?^Qd|^
when suddenly the bod?Eth j 1
burst through the pane ^ ;
struck him in the faoe.
ed for an instant, and thM^ -n ,
right eye made him real?once that i
he was seriously hurt jH
The fireman on the o??th E in. ,
eer Wallace saw the accHL &nd re.
lieved him of his post. ML creased
in Wallace's eye8BP^^*t wxs 1
almost enbearable and n , ,
back into the baggage eoflF, * gaot ]
eieistence u wu po?ibl?tk ^
Tbedo failed tgB, ?dden ;
contact with the oab JHl0W ^ ;
quivering body fell on t|BB floor 0f 1
the engine ?ab after ?fc?r fche :
gineer, ana urat picked ^ (
man. gig i
fin errant ni the mos9B . ?
train and the dove's bodSra , ?
window was not smasheM '
of the collision. Thejg
which the bird was huraRL j "n
cut like that made WBLlet fired
through jlas?. Wm
The wounded en^ce?| carried
to Atlanta to hare, JB8 treated.
Alter the irargeon ha?H d th
wound he was removed 1MB, r ,
75 McDaniel street. .
ly inflamed and Bwollenjflp * ^
CI TTilie Jones, acK{ th
Seeond regmeat?{ Soa?r ,io*
oataer state troops, t?? j kil
staff as follows: Bmf B,BU a
Co^bif-01* Cf'^ i
Jodgo Jiwate-CaH a w
ton, Columbia. ig||| <
TinmoEirfJlt. ?B?T i
^8ors??-Oipfc. M. (K (Jrsn4^ i
12?-o* ?,a M.r, :
Ckaplain?Her. W. H| c I
luiaM*. 111 ^ i
Oommiiiary?Capt. fflMr nr**: '
Blackrille. j||JJ' Urew> 3
Ordn?c. OS?r-CHR j j,hn. ,
sen, Engeway. &i
Engineer?Capfc. JBgf ?._ 1
Branehville. w^jf' ' ]
Sergeaat Major?CmK tw*1? *
Orangeburg. MBSt J?71^ I
Quartermaster Se:f|?ii -p M <
Claffy, Jr., Fort MotHMffljn" * * J
Chief Bugler?Sim 1.0MWel! 3
Camden. M?uosiWMif
Courier?L. D. !
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vro Tarfe.
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)noe aen;?
burned tbe woman "!a4CivS0I1!1
A dispatoh from KflHRL m,
ItEoh de?p
and still snowing lH , J
WMtaru aeotions. MP"*1"*
that the Missouri PfB? P ,
.now pl.? to be in M!. or<i<!
wMt?n g?MM. mm10 Bortl1"??**
'?Kb bo J. of
good quality J yott f.?. '
reputation, for it is tB0W v f
ku is kail M>Bp?|9p " *loM
The Horrors of the Philippine
War Shown by Suicides.
A Story of No Food, Ne Shelter,
No Shoe3, No Clothing
for Men From Tern
psrate Climes.
From May 1, 1899, to April 1 1900,
according to official records, there hare
been 83 suicides is the armies of the
United States, nearly every one due to
Daring the same period nearly one
thousand soldiers hare been shipped
from their various posts in Hawaii,
Porto Rioo Cuba and the Philippines
the the military insane asylua in
Of these about 90 per cent have come
from the Philippines.
Since December 1 last there hare been
29 suicides there, all dne to insanity.
Daring the war with Spain the average
of suicides in the the army was no
higher than that in civil life. But
odc? the theatre of operations was
transferred to the Philippines the rate
mounted rapidly till at length General
Otis reports more suicides a week than
deaths in action. |'
The figures show an average of three
suicides a week nowadays. And these
are not eonfined to the enlisted men.
Officers, whose fever- racked brains and
disease-tortured bodies are giving oat
daily, are finding the same recourse
from suffering as the privates.
To date six officers have blown oat
their brains in an effort to rid themselves
of the delnsions of mind brought
about by the fevers incidental to
Philippine life and the hardships
necessary of the campaign in Luzon.
Only the other day The World recorded
the suioide of Lieutenant Louis
P. Weber, Forty-second infantry, U.
S. V., a New York boy and a former
member of the Seventh regiment, whose
patriotism led him to volunteer for war
in the Two Hundred and First New
York against Spain and later in one of
the PhilliDDine regiments equipped last
summer, He landed in Manila on j ]
January 1 last, and on March 9, a lit- '
tie more than two months later, he
blew eut his brains with a revolver.
The torture of fever and malaria had
unbalanced his mind.
But younger offioers are not the only
ones. The list is led by Lieutenant
Colonel John J. Brereton, Thirty-third
infantry. Every branch of the service
contributes viotims.
4'Mentally deranged" is General Otis'
oomment on caeb of-these deaths, but
behind eaoh is a stery of suffering which
Bven the horrors of the civil war, which
Luted four years, cannot duplicate.
It is a story of campaigning through
incessant rains; of marching tfcrough
jungles and swamps in pursuit of the
elusive enemy that fights half-naked
for its homes and firesides. It is a story
of no food, no shelter, no clothing, no
_i j. t a _ i.?. _
moos, flu rost ior ueu lturn * .
perate elimc who mast go without all J
these under a fierce tropic sun. (
But the suioides are but a drop in
the bucket. For every man of the j
eighty-two who has blown out his
brains with his revolver or Rrag-Jorgsnsen
there are a dozen who have just
gone mad and have been savod by their
Bomrades before they could do themselves
bodily harm.
For these General Otis has mercifully
ardered 1,000 pairs of handcuffs from
Washington. He can thus restrain his
insane and send them back nnharmed
bo the United States where many recover
their reason under the influence of normal
life and a temperate climate. Each
trail sport is now equipped with a pad- J
Katt? #>ar>nnf. *
barm themselves before they get back c
to their native land.
Bach transport is now bringing ita c
quota of insane. The last to sail from '
Manila was the 8horman, with twenty- .
&v? maniac soldiers. It is not laek of ^
food or clothing. It is simply a question
of troeic heat and incessant rains *
snd as utter impossibility for the
quartermasters to get their stores f
through jungles and swamps. The 1
troops near the towns fare as well as ever
iid soldiers in the field. Melancholia
is the symptom.
Statisticians in the war department j
haue been figuring privately have fouod
that the rate of suicide in our Philippine
army is the largest in the history
af modern warfare. There were 3,00)
suicides in the Union troop during the i
civil war, but it lasted four years, there t
2,008, 000 men engaged and the hor
rnr? <vf w?r wat?a infinitelv rr?af;er.
The doors of St. Elizabeth insane 1
wyium at Washington are hardly closed
apon one batch of insane soldiers from 3
the Philippines before they are opened
to recipe more of the unfortunates. *
It was only a week ago that eight were
Bommitted to the asjlum. I
Today there are 150 insane soldiers
&t St. Elizabeth, some of whom vrill 1
aerer recover their minds. They come
to the asylum wrecked physically as *
well as mentally.
Recently many doctors and nurses
left San Francisco for the Philippines. 1
The war department is preparing for
the epidemics of fever which come with 1
the rainy season. \
A dispatch came from G-eneral Otis c
today announcing 26 deaths, including c.
one suicide. The dispatches of two 1
iavs make this showing: !
Soldiers who have become insane, 25. '-j
Suicide, 1. ]
Died from wounds Li actien. 3.
Died of disease, IS.
Drowned, 2.
Accidentally shot, 2. *
In spite of these figures, the officials |
insist that the dtath rate is low in the *
Philippines. t
These twenty-nine officers and men !
of the United State# army has commit- 1
ted suioide in the Philippines unee
December 1, 1899:
Bernard, A. E.,' private, hospital
Bowman, D. T., lieut., 37th Yolun- '
teers. c
Brereton, J. J., lieut., col., 33d J
Volunteer infantry. \
Briggs, Geo., private, 1st "Wyoming j
Yolunteer infantry. '
Craddock,.P. B., private 4th cavalry.
Crawford, E. C., private, 23d infantry.
Curtis, George W.j private, 18th infantry.
Dickelman, F., private, hospital
Durham, Fred A., hospital steward.
Gregory, W., private 11th "Volunteer
Hiatt, Charles, aergt., 4th cavalry.
Hills, M. A., Corp!., 36th Volunteer
Hudson, John C., private, 23d infantry.
Kellennan, A., private, 4thinfantry.
Knox, Geo. N., private, 6th artillery.
Love, Christopher, private, 20th infantry.
MoDowell, H. A., private, 1st Cel.,
Vol., infantry.
McHenry, M. R., private, 14th in
Montag, G., private, 3otli Vol., infantry.
Moore, J. L., lzexit., 51st Iowa Vol.,
Morgan, P. E. sergt., 6th infantry.
Pearce, F. A., lieut,6th artillary.
Rook, Thoma*, private, 20th infantry.
Sail, J. H.; private, 13ih Minn., Vol,
Seorknecht, August, nausiaian, 17th !
infantry. > _ ;1
Waugh, JohnR.,, lieut., 30th Vol., j
Weber, Louis, lieut., 42d Vol., inf. J
Zaisser, C. A., private, 6th inf.
-New York Warld. ,
? 3
Story of an Eye Witness cf the E,?- *
mark&ble Disaster. j
Jeff MeLemore, who was an eye wit- j
Bess to the collapse of the dam at Aus- ^
tin, Texas, by which ovar fifty people j
lost their lives, thus described the t
jatastrophe: j
"I was gazing iatentontly at the j
jreat body of water a? it swept grace- \
:ully over the crest of the dam, carry
ng with it aorea of drift that parted as
t went down the falls. The water over f
;he crest more than ten feet in depth <
ind was rising at the rate of eighteen t
nches an hour. The fall of the water t
if as about forty feet, and the roaring T
md surging that it produced can be ^
setter imagined than described. It t
iras grand and awe ipspiring, and {
lothing, in my opinion, could in any j
neasure compare with it except the j
'alls of Niagara. y
"While thus looking with awe on a ]
light such as I- had never before wit- e
lessed, I noticed a sudden oommotion ]
>f the waters near the oentre of the *
lam. For a moment the water where a
;he commotion occured seemed to re- a
sede, but it was only for a moment. It \
ihen shot* upward in a tremendous spurt
o a height of perhaps fifty feet, as if .
n gleeful fury, snd I saw that the dam
vas giving way. The commotion 1
spread toward the east end of the dam ?
md there was a trembling of the earth. c
"When the break occurred the dia- 1
:anoe from the orest of the wave as it ^
oiled over the dam to the water below ^
vas about forty feet. Imagine, if you c
;an, a body of water forty feet in height *
md of great width and length suddenly \
eleased from confinement, and you '
fill have a faint idea of the scene that '
[ witnessed at the dam, across the Col- ?
>rado river. 8
"Once released from its confinement e
ihe water subsided rapidly, seeking a j
evel with that below the dam, and *ihen
it was seen how the break had oc- 8
surred. The dam was not toppled ever c
is many suppose it would be, but in- *
iteada large scction, beginning near *
ihc center and extending toward the ?
>ast bank, was moved bodily down the r
itream, a distance of at least forty t
eet. Another section, extending to s
vithin thirty feet of the head gate "
nasonry on the east, was alio moved 1
J . . __ . j____ Bfi _? __ . 15Ji_ *
lonil scream a aistanee oriorcy or nicy *
'eet. Between these two displaced *
lections there was a gap of abont 100 '
'eet, where the dam had completely *
lisappeared, and it was not long before *
he section nearest the center also ?
srumbled and disappeared. Had the 11
emaining displaced section also tna- ()led
down the power house, which went a
lown a few honrs later, probably womld
iave been sated. This seetion threw
k heavy current against the power
louse, which eventually mndemined
he west wall of the bnilding and earned
t te collapse." ?
low Hopes Wert Created and What ?
Became of Them. 1 1
A thick-set, ngly-looking fellow was a
leated on a bench in the pnblie park, 1
md seemed to be reading some writing *
>n a sheet of paper which lie held in jr
lid uau\*? Q
"You seem to be much interested in j
rour writing?''
"Yes; I're been figurine ay aocount a
rith Old Alcohol to see how we stand." ^
"And he comes out ahead, I inp- t
)oae?" c
"Every time; aad he has lied like <3
ixty." r
"How did you eome to have dealings ^
nth him in the first place?"
"That's what I've been writing,
rou see, he promised to make a man of
ne; but he made a beast. Then he
laid he would brace me up; but he
nade me go staggering around and then i<
hrew me in the ditch. He said I rcust ?
Lrink to be social. Then he made me '
[uarrel with my best friends, and be o
he laughing stock of my enemies. He f
jave me a black eye and a broken nose, t
Chen I drank for the good of my health, e
3e ruined the little I had, and left me 3
sick a9 a dog.' " ^
"Of course." ti
"He said he weula -warm m# up; t
ind I wan soon nearly frozen to death, d
5e said he would steady my nerves; f
mt instead he gave me the delirum 4
xemem. He said he would give me a
peat strength; and ha made me helpess."
"He promised me eourage." 2
"Then what followed?" ^
"Then he made me a coward; fer I ^
>eat my sick wife, and kioked my little g
shild: He said he would brighten my f
nts; but instead he made me act like a a
'ool, and talk like an idiot. He prom- g
sedtomake a gentleman of me; but t
ie made a tramp." ^
Reported, But the War Office Issues
No News.
That Gen. Dewet Has Inflicted a
Third Defeat on the British,
Who Loss Fifteen
Hundred Men.
A London dispatch stys that the war
has issued no nftws frnra Koherta
during the last three days, there would
be little disposition to place credence
in the Boer reports of another British
disaster. The unexpected rallying of
the Free State commandoes, however,
leave* the public in a nervous condition,
fearing everything.
Dispatches from Pretoria, as late as
Monday, did not mention any further
Boer victory. On the contrary, they
said all the commandoes were quiet, :
and as Lord Roberts has hitherto never :
failed promptly to report mischances,
as well ai successes, or to allow the :
newspaper correspondents to report :
them, until some confirmation is receiv- <
sd there is justification for regarding 3
tha Merkalsfontein rumor as only an
Siggerated account of the Redders- s
kvTT?v a &air A f a omzi vmn TRrv/ar
>J ^ ?u MAJ. ? UQV OOUiw W?uv JL-TWA
reports have bo often proved correot
;hat the greatest anxiety will be felt. (
No further news has been received of ]
igliiin^ either at Wepener or in Natal. ]
B-jor reports seem to indicate that Lord
teethusn is advancing from Bosliof towards
Hoopstad. It is a bold and apparent]
7 a dangerous move, since al- (
;hough it turns the right iank of the 1
Soer position at Brandfort it puts Lord ]
Methuen's force between whatever gar- j
ison there may be at Bloemhof in the ]
rra'nsvaal, and the Brandfort force, ]
A dispatch to the London Daily Mail
tooi Brandfort, dated Sunday says: *
'Yesterday General Dewet inflicted ]
he third defeat of the British within 1
1 week at Merkalsfontein, killing and
founded six hundred. He captured SOO
rith 12 waeons. losing five Boers killed
tnd nine wounded. The Daily Mail *
mblishes the following, dated April 10, }
joaa. Lorenzo Marques: "The Nether- ^
ands Railway company professes to |
lave received a telegram reporting a J
3oer victory near Kroonstadt, the Bo- *
ire capturing 900 British." Commentug
upon this the Daily Mail remarks:
'There is a Merkatfontein about 8 J
md a half miles southeast of Kroonitadt,
but, if the report be true this can c
lardly be the place." t
Sunday Colon^cPlumer, with 270 ,
rp^ted men anif a few infantry and ,
me Maxim /ran, arrived at Ramathla>ama,
where he left the dismounted
nen and proceeding alongthe railroad
o within eight of Mafeking. The ad- (
ranee guar? under Colonel White, en- x
lountered a large body of Boers ana al- a
aosfc simultaneously the left and right q
lanks were attacked and sharp fighting j
ollowed. The Boers were in crescent j
hapad formation and outnumbered the y
Jritish two one. They advanced with t
kill and stubbornness and persistently t
mdeavored to encircle the British, g
tfter holding ins ground for an hour j
)olonel Plumer retired, frith, the Boers i
lowly following him up. The fighting a
continued throughtout the ten miles 0
etreat to Kamathlabama, where the c
British Maxim gun. was brought into a
>lay. After a stiff fight Colonel Piumer r
eached his camp. The British casual- j
ies were: Killed: Three officers and j
even men; wounded, three officers and t
14 men; missing, 11. Tbie Boer loss E
ras serious. At the conclusion of the e
ight General Snyman informed Colonel
Jaden-Powell that he had some British j(
rounded and both Baden-Powell and a
burner sent ambulances. The Boers a
7tt9 also busy Sunday collecting their v
i?ad and wounded. Most of the Brit- a
ih wounded were only slightly hurt. 8
Jolonel Piumer was wounded, but was a
,bl? to carry out his duties. 2
" a
Caused fiar Deatlz.
A skipping rope contest bot^e-ja
hildren caused the death of eleven- a
ear-eld Freda Poignee and the serious ^
llnesi of two other children at Bell- ^
ille, 111, Thursday. There was great g
ivalry among the three children and ^
thers of the sohool which they attend- ,
d a3 to who could jump the rope most. 0
)ne little girl established a record of
50 skips without a rest, and her com- f.
anions attempted to beat this record
t recess and before and after sohool. T
?his feat excited Freda particularly,
rho had been the champion up to that
ime, and when she entered the ring to
ieat the record of the new comer a r
rowd of girls gathered and applauded ?
ler efforts. With flushed face and a
[ashing eye she passed the 150 mark, r
. 2 i i _i_ x x*:i no a _!_ t j
aa sepb r:ga& ou uu s&ips aaa. *(
>een made, when she staggered from ^
he ring and was led home dizzy by her t;
ompanions. She became ill and the Elector-could
not cure tiie violent pallitations
of her heart. "When she died ^
le said it was heart disease eaused by ^
oo violent exercise. ^
Shot Ey His Own Men.
Henry Keich, a private in the Amerean
aimy in the Philippines writes as ?
ollows to a friend at Sherman, Texas: &
'A captain in the Nineteenth infantry, Q
a a hill over the mountains looking t:
or the rebels, left eight of his men in f
he hill, where they had fallen from 11
xhaustion, being overcome by heat. a
mon Tr^ro fnnnd r?tn? TX?vf r?*ir 1
leir bodies had been literally hacked f
0 pieces by the Filipino Bolomen and 0
heir guns ana beiss stolen. A few 8
ay after that this same captain was
otmd dead after a skirmish, and there &
1 ballet holes in his body, made, to all
ppearanees, by American bullets." r
To Mark Heroe'i Graves. 0
Senator Hawley in troduced an amend- _
aeat Thursday to army appropriation
ill appropriating $2,500 for the reiurial
and the proper marking of the n
raves of the remains of the 264 Oon- ii
ederates who are buried at Arlington o
ad in the National Soldiers' Heme d
pounds. The amendment provides t
hat all of the bodies shall be placed in v
Lrlingtcn. c
Sends a Statement to the House in Response
to Resolution.
Tie secretary of the treasury sent to
congress ids reply to the house resolution
of April 2 as follows:
"Resolved, That the secretary of the
treasury be and he is hereby requested
to inform the house of representatives
where, in his opinion, based upon such
TrT?/iT?lar^cre osi Tie lioa tTie Tiroco-nf. la-nro
for the raising of revenue are creating
and will continue to create a surplus in
the treaaury over and above the wants
of the government, and if so, to what
extent at the end of the current fiscal
year, and a like report as to the fiscal
year ending June 30th, 1901. That he
also report to the house of representatives
his estimates of the probable receipts
of the treasury from all sources
of revenue for those years, towit: Customs,
internal revenue and miscellaneous
"Resolved, That he also report to the
house of representatives the amount of
internal revenue taxes received under
an act entitled An act to provide wa;s
and means to meet war expeditures,
and for other purposes,' approved June
13th, 1898, upon articlas not theretofore
taxed, that said statement be itemized
as far as possible for the year
ending June 30th, 1899, and for the
M oi iftnn ?
In reply thereto I have the honor to
submit the following:
Fiscal year ending June 30th, 1900:
Customs $233,000,000
[nternal revenue 292,000,000 <
Miscellaneous 35,000.000 i
Total $560,000,000 <
3ivil $104,000,000 !
SYar 135,000,000 i
Savy 55,000,000 i
[ndians 11,006,000 1
Pensions 143,000,000 1
[nteresfc 42,000,000 i
Estimated surplus 70,000,000 1
Fiscal year ending June 30,1901? <
Hustom $240,000,000 <
[nternal revenue 300,000,000 1
SAiacellaneous 37,000,000 i
Total $577,000,000 1
3ml....; $115,000,000 ]
ffar 125,000,000 1
tfavy 60,000,000 f
[ndians 10.000,000 i
Pensions 145,000,000 J
interest 40.000,000 1
Total $495,000,000 (
Sstimated surplus 82,000,600 !
Internal revenue taxes received tin- t
ler war revenue aet of June 13, 1898,
ipon articles not heretofore taxed, fiscal !
rear 1898, total, $45,724,540 94; and 1
Lrst nine months of fiscal year 1900,
otal, $33,330,708.68; grand total, $79,- 1
>55,249. !
The Seaboard's Sew Line.
The Seaboard Air Line's new line, J
Columbia to Cheraw, completing the '
lew Florida route, was inspected and '
icaepted by the railroad commission
Thursday. The commissioners state
n their report that they take pleasure
n saying that "we consider this road ,
fell built and first-class in every parioular,
in fact, you have built one of
n rla ATyai* iw
UV UU9 6 A VOU3 V T wi VVU0V1UV<^U 1U bUO
outh." The work was begun in July ,
ast under the supervision of Captain J
J. E. McBae, general superintendent, '
.nd for its length and for the obstaoles 1
vercome is the fa3test pieee of railroad
lonstruction in the south. In this city '
,lone 250,000 cubic yards of dirt were \
emoved, preparing for terminals and 1
n obtaining a route. The rails are the 5
leaviest and broadest?80 . pounds; 1
here is no grade of over 1 per cent., (
10 curve of more than 4 degrees. The ^
ntire roadbed is stone ballast and ''
rains run as smoothly as over a track 1
ong built. By its construction nearly 1
11 grade crossings have been obviated \
nd the entire line has been constructed
rith a view to directness ind to fast j
nd comfortable travel. >1 passenger '
ervie# will be inaugurated at cnoo 1
nd a through vestibule serrioe from (
?ew York to Tampa will be running at ?
n early date. c
. Jl
Aguinaldo in Manila. s
Aguinaldo is now in the city of Manila (
nd has been in hiding there for several 3
reeks, according to miormatlon sent to c
his country by a number of army ef- ?
cers stationed there. These ofSLoers a
iave written to brother officers declarog
there is no doubt of the Filipino t
hief being now in Manila. He regards i
t, it is said, as the safest place of re- a
age. For several months the gove*nlent
is said to have had two secret ser- *
ice men at work in the Philippines i
ndeavoring to locatc the native leader, ^
nd, according to their reports, it is a
aid he has been traced to Manila. Gen. t
)tis, it is deolared, knows of the pres- f
ace of the wife and children of Aguin- f
ldo, but refuses to spy on the family, o
lad Aguinaldo remained in the field it
i said he would have been surrendered t
y the natives to the American authori- t
ies. It has been suggested to Gen. 1
)tis that he offer a reward for Aguin- a
ldo's arrest, and it is said if this were 1
one the natives woulc no doubt be
empted to hunt him out and surrender f
Am to the Americans.
_ t
Calling On. the Troats. >
The New York Journal prints a
enaational story that a secret letter is ]
eing sent from the Republican headuarters
to all the trusts in the coun- ]
rv, demanding immediate campaign o
nnds as a price of potection. Aocord- 1
og to the story the letter was prepared j
t a conference between Senator Hauna.
first Assistant Postmaster General
'erry Heath and the moneyed members 1
f the Republican national committee a
nd has been sent out by that organiaa- <3
ion. This letter calls attention to the a
rofits the trust manufacturers have
een able to secure under Republican g
ule in the past and points out that to s
Djoy them in the future the re-election
f President McKinley is absolutely
;eeessary. It is claimed that it is proved
to raise $6,000,000 in this way. ^
According to the Tennessee _ ezperi- c
lent station one acre ui peavine jiajr j
s worth, ot equal to, 300 bushels of i
ats and 175 bushels of corn with fod- e
er and straw included. If this be t
me, farmers would better raise pea- i
ines to the exclusion of all other food 3
rops for stock. 3
' ' - ' . :!
The Bear Admiral's Friends Kuril
Him for Vice President
A dispatch from Washington says
Gen. Wheeler's declination to be considered
in connection with the Vice
Presidency on the Democratic ticket
has diverted attention for the moment
from Admiral Dewej's. receptive candidacy.
The friends of Admiral Schley regarded
the retirement of Wheels? as
their opportunity. The controversy between
the partisans of Sampson and
1 ?.3 ^ i_;j^L ? _ -1Z
ocniey nas created a outer ieenng on
the part of the Schley men against the
administration. They believe that
with Schley on the Bryan ticket^ the
Democratic candidate wonld receive
greater snpport than if a civilian were
nominated for second place at Kansas
The Schley movement is not regarded
with any degree of enthusiasm by the
Democratic leaders. Chairman Jones
believes that the better political course
will be to make the Democratic Vice
Presidential nomination from Indiana.
That State is deemed good fighting
ground for the Democrats, in view of
the agitation there over the Puerto
Rican question. It also is considered
advisable to follow the example of
other Democratic national conventions
in which the Indiana vote has been
oourted with varying degree of success.
If Indiana, which gave Hendrioks
its electoral vote, fails to furnish an acceptable
candidate, then Illinois,
where Stevenson came from in the sec
ond Cleveland administration, will be i
looked to in the hope that the disturbance
over Porto Rican legislation wiU ;
count as a factor against the Republi- :
cans. _ j
The idea of an Eastern Vice Presidential
nomination does not seem to
have strong hold in the minds of the
Bryan leaders. Sulzerand McCldllan
from New York, have been canvassed
is possibilities, the one on account of bis
prominence in Congressional debates
and the other because of his
father's popularity in the history of
the Democratic party. The hostility
oi other Eastern States to Bryan is understood
so well that the campaign of
the Democrats does not contemplate
bhe capture of any part of the "enemy's
jountry" through the Tice PresideaLial
The estimates by which Democratic
politicians ngnre out a possible viotory
for 'Bryan are inteiesting. It is as- i
mmed that with the solid South, he i
will carry, as he did in 1896, Idaho, ?
Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, South Da- <
kota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. t
[n addition to the 176 votes thus in- <
sluded, Indiana with 15; Minnesota, <
3; Michigan, 14: Maryland, 8, and '
Wisconsin with 12 votes are counted. ]
rhey would add 58 electoral votes to i
the original 176, giving Bryan ten more t
than a majority. l
Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin
ore claimed by the Demecrats as good i
fighting ground against the administra- <
tion on the questions of expansion, '
Paerto Rico and the trusts, and there i
are some Democrats sanguine enough 1
to think Illinois, with twenty-four elec- 1
toral votes, is debatable ground. <
? <
Something About the Cumins: Spring ]
Festival of Music and Art. ]
Columbia, April 14. (Special.)?The ;
Music Club and the Art League of this 3
sity, being equally interested in the ar- 1
Lisfcio development of Columbia and \
ricinity, hive united their efforts in <
irranging for a Spring Festival of Music y
ind Art, to be held in this city April {
J6 and 27. It is proposed to have, be- (
sides an exhibit of art work from the 1
various great centers, two night con:erts
and one matinee, at which the {
following artists of exceptional merit <
i;e to appear: Mde. Meredith, a so- (
prano occupying a place second to ]
lone in the concert field, and for j
several years engaged for the celebrated G
Worcester Festivals, also soloist with y
Damrosch's, Seidl's and F&ur s t
Drohestras; Miss Cleary, who is the ;
are possessor of a pure contralto voice j
>f great range and absolutely even '
scale: Emil Rieger, the prince ot Ten- a
>rs; Dr. Carl Dalit, the great Baritone, j
ioloist at the Worcester Festivals, and E
i great favorite in this country and
Canada: John Cheshire, Harpist to 1
I. R. H. the Duke of ?dinburg, and
>ne of the finest living harpists; Celia
fchiller, Piano soloist in Damrosoh's
tnd Seidl's Orchestras.
The committee who are managing z
his affair, after considerable labor and ?
legotiations, have secured these great '
irtists. t
There will be also a chorus of 40 4
nixed voices, trained by Mr. Mayaer, s
nBtructor of music in the College for C
iVomen, in this city. Besides these f
;s an accessory to the artists already ?
tamed, there will be a chorus of 60 F
emale voices, who will render a cantata t
or which, tb.ey are now in training un- t
ter Mr. Mayser. e
The following is a list of the exhibits J
bus far secured for the art exhibit fea- 3
ure of this great Festival of Music and ?
Lrt soon to be given in this city, the i
,rt feature beine in charee of the Co- f
umbia Art League:
1. Cincinnati Academy of Art will c
urnieb. work of students and teachers, a
2. Mr. Christy's collection of pas- 7
els from the Scribner collection of J
$ew York.
3. Collection of water colors from
jouisville, Ky.
4. Two photographic exhibits from a
Washington, D. C., one reproductions a
if mural decorations in congressional ^
ibrary, the other an exhibit of artistic t
>hotography. ^
5. An exhibit of minatures.
A rate of one fare for the round trip
lss been arranged on all railroad lines,
,rid everything points to a large attendance
as one feature of a great musical n
ud artistic success. I
The price of season tickets is 1500 '
ach?such ticket admitting two per- n
one to the three entertainments. d
Porto Rico Bill Passed.
The resolution in the house Wedneslay
afternoon to take the final vote to '
toncur in the senate ament on the Porto I
iico bill at 5 o'clock provoked acri- J
nonious debate, but was finally adopt-d,
158 to 142. At 5 o'elock the vote
aken to concur in the senate amend- C
nects passed, 161 to 153. Seven Re- t
rablicans voted for free trade. The f
Louisiana Democrats did not vote. t
Plan Submitted by Architect Milburn
Description of the Building as It
Will Look When Finished
Under Plans Adopted.
Mr. Frank P. Milium, areMteet !
the Southern railway, has been selected
to supervise the completion if the
State capitol. This was done Thursday
by the commission having the work is
charge. The commission consists o?
Gov. McSweeney, M. B. Cooper, secretary
of State; Senator J. Q. Marshall, :}
Representatives EL C. Patton a?d R. J.
Grantt and the sinking fond commissioners,
Senator G-. S. Mower, Mr. J.
Harvey Wilson and J. P. D?rham,
comptroller general.
There were only two applications for the
position of architect to superintend
the completion, and Mr. Miltarm
received six out of nine Totes, Representative
Patton being absent on account
of illness. The other competitor
was W. B. Smith Whaley & Ge., of
this city. After a long and careful .
consideration of the plans, those pre- '
eented by Mr. Milburn were adopted.
Mr. Milburn's plans,- it was stated by
a member of the commission, provided
for a more expensive-building, butifcs
general effect as an architectural design
was more harmonious than any
heretofore made. His plans provide
For a building to cost $165,000, while
the other plans specified a $156,000 . 1
Mr. Milburn'a design calls for *
lome, while the other provides for *
:ower or spire, the former to eeet $14,)00,
the latter about $44,000. The
neeting Thursday was sot open to the
public, but theae figures were obtained
!rom a member of the oomminios. Hie
itated further that the plans aeeepCe* ,
provide for a much handsomer iaiah
;o the front, rear and roof of the preamt
building, and that the dome waa
preferable to the tower. '
The "completion of the State hoose" -/."J
ncans that a front and a rear entraiee
ure to be added, and that a toircr ef
tome kind is to crown the whole. Tinier
the plans adopted, the seoond floor
is it now is, wiil become the main floor
>f the building. There will be a light )f
42 steps leading np to the doorway.
rhere will be an 8-foot landing, aidi?ay
of the flight of stairs, the floor be
;ng transparent, providing light for
;oilet rooms above ground instead of
underground, as a present
The front portico will bo 24focit wide .
ind will be supported by double rows
>f /Corinthian columns 25 feet high.
Fhese columns will be obtained from
unongthe number now on the State
house grounds. The rear entrance will
be treated in the same way as the front
except that there will be one row of
solumns instead of two.
The roof, now of copper and promoting
several feet above the eornieo, will
be lowered about four feet, softening
the general effect of the building. The
pinnacle of the dome will be 206 foot
ibove the ground, andits eSeetwili be
lengthened by the lowering of the
roof. The dome will be of steel frame
frith granite facings, and will be SO
feet in diameter From the main floor
)f the building the interior of the dome
yill appear as a snaft, through which
ie light is poured into the main comlor
of the building and thus dissemilated
into the sevenfl apartments.
On the frieze work of the interior of
ihe dome will be the names of the sevtsI
governors of the State from its
colonisation down to the present time,
[here will be seven steel trusses Exporting
the roof, which will be mmeh
rapenor to the one now in use. Then
nil be no material changes on the inerior
of the building but the outside
rill be cleaned off ana painted up and
enovated thoroughly.
Mr. MilburnwHlremove toGolaabia
>nd at once begin work on the working
>lans. But it will require about three
aonths to complete them. The snaller '
[etails are subject to mediieatic*.?
Dhe State. >
Sit McXialty Said.
Representative Rhea, of Kentaeky,
oade a rattling goed speech at a sucaaeeting
of Washington Demoerata, is
rhich he referred to Chairman Payne,
he Republican House leader, as the
"statesman with the one-night-stani
tate of mind," and to Representative '
rrosvenor as the "garrulous gabbler,
rom Ohio, who acts as a mouth-piece
or the White House Sphnix." After
liotnring various phases of administraion
wabbling, which he likened to the
rack of a snake, Mr. Rhea, said '<Ok,
aanhood, where is thy sname? Oh,
IcKinley, where is thy blush? Ok
IcKinley, yon are the saddest speeta- le
that ever rattled helplessly around
q the seat filled by Washington, Jef*
erson and Jackson, and #hieh will be
illed by Bryan. Yon are the pitiful
reature of the trusts, the coabines
nd the monopolies, whieh. have xade
on, maintained you and still feeds
The House Collapsed.
Without framing and with a roar
nd a rush a four story brick buildiag
t Pittsburg, Pa., collapsed Thursday,
uryiag in its ruins a number of people
hree of whom were taken out dead, six
adly hurt andjseveral others slightly *:
A crusty old bachelor editor who has
either the fear of God nor woman beore
his eyes is responsible for this:
'A woman's idea of pleasure is to sit
rith a lot of other women, with a new
ress on, and drink weak tea of a
razy little table with three legs."
Cover up the lives of your friends
rith flowers, and not their graves.
)on't wait till a man is dead to say all ?
our good things about him.
By an aet of the lately departed
General Assembly it is now unlawful
o erect a barbed wire fence within 60
set of a public road. The penalty for

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