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Over Col. Hcyt by a Large Wa!
I Tiliman Elected Lieutenant Gov(ernor
and Wharton Ssats
Evans for Railroad
Ik The following is the result of the sec
^ ond primary. The vote was nearly as i
I large as in the first, the difference being J
I about 2,000. Over one-third of the !
jr loss was in Orangeburg.
" The total vote as officially declared ;
was 88,775 in the race for governor, i
S8 398 for lieutenant governor and <
88,434 for railroad commissioner. The j
result was declared in various races j
Friday night as follows:
For Governor?
M. 3. McSweeney 51.363 j
James A,Hoyt 37 412 j
McSweeney's majority. ...13,951
For Lieutenant Governor?
James H. Tillman 53,600
John T. Sloan 34,798
? Tillman's majority 1S,SU2
For Kailroad Commissioner?
J. H Wharton 45 912
| - W. D. Evans 42,522
Wharton's majority 3,390
For Congress?Sixth District?
R. B. Scarborough 7,655
James Norton 6 584
Scarborough's amj ority. .. 1,071
Qnv. MaSsreenev carried thirty-seven
oounties and Col. Hoyt seven. The
fdlowinsc are the returns as tabulated:
S. - McSweecev.
W Abbeville 1,335 755
I Aiken 2,023 1,148
I Anderson 1 468 1.980
I Bamberg 608 422
Barnwell 1,195 767 1
Beaufort 207 130
\ "v . Berkeley 765 303
Charleston 3,179 693
Cherokee 774 804
Chester. 745 5221
. Chesterfield 1,286 516
Clarendon 1,05S 499
Celleton 1,099 984
Darlington 1.212 913
Dorchester . ... 636 521
Edgefield 774 782
Fairfield 6851 6S9 ,
-Florence 1,183 785
Georgetown 336 174 ,
Greenville 2,473 3.06S
?. Greenwood 7S5 827
Hampton S92 484
Horry 1 878 725
y**"~^Kershaw 1:097 750
^Jj^caster 977 895
.Laurens 1 032 1.357
rSSc: Lexington 1.70S S03
Marion 1.878 1,251
Marlboro 1,027 718
Newberry 1,214 915
Oconee 1,344 1.260
Orangeburg 1.362 1 331
Pickens 1 369 995
Richland 1.738 966
_ 1.217 5771
^ Sumter 1.174 1,099
i.- Spartanburg 2.797 3,365
Union 1,206 828
Williamsburg 1.912 ?52
York 1,734 1 20'
- Total 51.365 37,412
Tillman. Sloan.
Abbeville V^?9
Aiken 2,205 959
Anderson 2,213 1,218
Bamberg 543 ? 4&9
Barnwell 1,304 594
Beaufort 100 268
1 ? OOQ 909
-Berseiey OO O I
v Charleston 1,552 2,300
Cherokee 1,013 546
Chester 849 411
Chesterfield 1,130 602
*- Clarendon 1,047 502
Colleton 1,306 822
Darlington 1,354 761
' Dorchester 601 554
Edgefield 966 581
Eairfield 820 538
Florence 1,298 671
Georgetown 3 IS 282
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(xreenviile 0,0*0 jljOjo
Greenwood 865 773
Hampton S45 523
Horry 1,513 1,062
Kershaw 1,172 663
Lancaster 1,079 791
Laurens 2,083 964
Lexington 1,664 835
Marion 2.250 932
Marlboro 875 839
"""* Newberry 1,394 730
Oconee 1,330 1,215
Orangeburg 1,554 1,366
m Pickens 1,053 . 1,311
Richland 1,106 1,547
Saluda 1,358 439
Sumter i
Spartanburg 3,240 2.612
Union 1,518 4S4
> \ Williamsburg 1,179 763
York 1,843 1,095
Total 53,600 34,798
Evan?. ton.
-Abbeville 663 1,416
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Aiken : i,I?O
Anderson 1,166 2,252
Bamberg SI 4 216
Barnwell 1 019 877
Beaufort 185 177
Berkeley 71S 356
Charleston 1,683 2,145)
Cherokee 868 7o2
Chester 723 523
Chesterfield 1,526 268
Clarendon 977 580
f Colleton 1,452 648
f Darlington 1,390 700
. Dorchester 743 413
. Edgefiied 214 1,072
Fairfield 538 847
Florence 946 986
t Georgetown 401 184
Greenville 1,884 3,91)
Greenwood 31S l,3o0
Hampton 550 818
Horry 1,902 659
Kershaw 1,235 599
Lancaster 1.132 741
Laurens 424 2,632
gif/ " .
Lexington 1.197 1 317
Marion 2.485 743
Marlboro 1,321 400
Newberry 583 1,543
Oconee 1,116 1.475
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Us^efDurg 1,-iiw i oid
Pickers 953 1,405
Kiehlaud 1.014 1,673
i>aiuda 759 1.034
SuTter 1,234 1,030
Spartanburg 1,949 3 934
TTr.ion 896 1,133
Williamsburg 1,128 832
York 1,650 1,260
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TVal 42.522 45,912
Clarendon 670 891
Darlington 912 1 2<>1
1.224 733
Horry 396 2,217
Marion 2,093 1,053
Marlboro 749 974
Williamsburg 523 580
Total 6 585 7,655
He Ordered Passengers to Dig np in
a Hurry.
West bound passenger train No. 3,
on the Burlington road whioh arrived in
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was held up five miles east of Haigler,
Neb., at 1*40o'clock by a lone masked
robber who secured about $400 in money,
two diamond ring?, one diamond
stud, three gold watches and other articles
of minor value, all the property
of passengers. jNo women passengers
were molested.
The lone robber, flourishing a revolver,
made his way through the ear and
forced his viotims to hand over their
property, threatening to shoot if they
did not comply. A good description of
the road agent was secured and Burlington
officials immediately offered a
reward 01 $i,uuu ior xus capture a,au
The robber boartTed the train at Benkleman,
203 miles south of Denver,
where a stop was made to cool oS a hot
box and take on water. After the train
left Benkleman. he made his4 way to
the rear car. the Chicago sleepers and
there covered Porter Bell, 3rakeman
Tomlinson with a revolver and compelled
them to start through the oar,
drawing back the curtains from berths.
The robber confined his operations to
ihe men and his orders were sharp and
to the point.
"Dig up your purses," he commanded.
3. W, Wilson, of Sacramento,
was in the Chicago sleeper. Mr. Wilson
"dug up" $20 in gold and a diamond
ring worth $175. He had otner
money and his watch but the robber
overlooked these.
"I had no time to think," said Wilson
today. '"When the man ordered
me to deliver my valuables I knew that
he meant what he said. I simply
handed him what was convenient and
he went on. He had me covered with
his revolver and was preceeded by the
brakem&n, who opened the curtains for
him. There was comparatively no excitement.
I: was all over in a few minutes
and when the robber dropped ofi
the train in the dark there were few
who realized fully what had happened."
A Train Wrecked.
The New Orleans State received a
telegram Thursday which said that 85
lives were lost on the Grulf and interstate
train which left Beaumont early
Saturday morning for Bolivar Point.
The train reached Bolivar Point about
noon and all preparations were made to
run the train on the ferry boat prepara
tory to crossing the bay. Bet the wind
blew so swiftly that the ferry could not
make a landing and the conductor of
the tram, after allowing it to stand on
the tracks for a few minutes started to
back it back toward Beaumont The
wind increased so rapidly, coming in
from the open sea, that soon the water
had reached a level with the bottom of
the cars. It was then that some of the
passengers sought safety in the nearby
light house.
In spite of all efforts eighty-five passengers
were blown away or drown6u.
Tbe train was entirely wrecked. Those
who were saved had to spend over fifty
hours in the dismal light house on almost
no rations. The experience is one
w/vrrtnnrtkrtw MA AWA /\ P f K A tYl AQ f
terrible of their whole livesIt
is UncertainTheWashington
Post reminds us of
the uncertainty of politics and the
queer antics of the voters by recalling
tnat "eight j ears ago, at this stage of
the presidential campaign, the outlook
for Kapubiican success was every bit
as auspicious as it is today. But Mr.
Harrison whose administration was a
model in all respects, and who was and
is one of the greatest Americans of his
day, went down to defeat the worstbeaten
.Republican candidate of modern
Killing the Boxers.
A dispatch from Pekin saja a body
of Russians Thursday encountered
500 Boxers seven miles from Maohipe.
The Boxers were armed only with
swords and spears. The Russian cav
airy charged on them, killing many of
them with sabres. The charge was
made through the cornfield and the
Russians succeeded in killing the commander
of the enemy's foroes. The cas
ualties among the Boxers are esti m acd
at 200. A Kussian cffi cer was wounded
and two Uossacks were killed.
The fiturderer Caught.
A Dispatch from Pekin says the
Japanese have arrested the assassin of
tt . * .1 \ . r\ . _ _
JSarcii von r^etteier, tne late uerman
minister to China. The assassiD, who
has been handed over to the Germans
by the Japanese, has confessed his
guilt. He was arrested for trying to
sell to a Japanese officer a watch with
Baron von Ketteler's initials. He
afterwards admitted the crime, saying
that the imperial government ordered
the commission of the act.
Eloping Couple Killed..
Hiram Lukes eloped with John Moates7
sixteen year old daughter, from
Pineville, Fla., on horseback, the girl
riding behind. Old feud was between
families aad Moates and two sons, furious
with anger, pursued them, (retting
near they opened fire and killed
both girl and lover. Posse is after the
murderers, who fled to swampa.
The Great Misfortune That Has
Befallen Gaiveston
Contitions of the City Beggar
Description The Adjutant-Genera!
of Texas
Makes Reprrt
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official reports from Ga:vestion to Gov.
Sayers are that 400 bodies have been
identified, 200 more are io an improvised
morgue awaiting identification and
many more are thought to have drifted
out to sea and their identity will not
be known for weeks. A telegram from
Adjt Gen. Scurry, who is at Galveston,
to the governor, is a3 follows:
"Rave inst, rfit.nrned from Texa? Citv
with several Galveston parties, who assure
me that conditions there beggar
description. Accounts have cot been
exaggerated. Oae thousand lost is too
conservative. While a portion of the
provisions have been destroyed by water,
sufficient is on baud to relieve immediate
necessities. The citizens seem
to have the situation well in hand.
United States troop* and Co. C., volunteer
guard, with citizens, patrol the
streets to prev nt looting I requested
W. B. Wortham to go to Galveston
from Texas City for the purpose of advising
mo of the city's most urgent
needs, and I returned here to report and
ask for further instructions I respectfully
suggest that the distress is too
great for the people of Galveston, even
with the assistance of Houston, to stand,
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ana mat a general appeal xur nojp v*m
be welcomed. The estimate of 10,000
destitute does not seem to be excessive."
Authentic information from the
storm swept citv of Galvestion reached
the Memphis office of the Associated
Press. The intelligence came in the
shape of a telegram addressed to the
Associated Press from Mayor Jones
and five of the most prominent citizens
oi Galveston. The telegram bears date
of Sept. 11 and ptates that a conservative
estimate of the loss of life in Galveston
is that it is not over 3,000. Five
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uiousaoa are repurteu ueaintute
and the destruction to property is
great. Following is the telegram in
fall: .
Galveston, Ttx., Sept. 11.
To the Associated Press, Memphis:
A conservative estimate of the loss
of life is that it will rcaoh 3,000; at
least 5,000 families are shelterless and
wholly destitute. The entire remainder
of the population is suffering in
great or less degree iNot a 9ingie
ohurch, sohool or oharitable institution
of which Galveston had so many is
left intact, Not a buildiog escaped
damage and half the whole number
were entirely obliterated. There is
immediate need for food, clothing and
household goods of all kinds. If nearby
cities will open asylums for ffomen
and children the situation will be greatly
relieved. Coast cities should send us
water as well as provisions, inclading
kerosene oil, gasoline and candles.
(Signed) W. C. Jones, Mayor.
M. Lasker,
Pesident Island City Savings Bank,
J. D Skinner,
President Cotton Exchange.
C. H. McMaster,
JJ'oi unamoer or commerce.
R. G Lowe,
Manager Galveston News.
Clarence Owsley,
Manager Galveston Tribune.
The Post correspondent was instructed
to forward the following address
to the people of the United
Galveston, Tex , Sept. 11.
It is my opinion, based on personal
information, that 5,000 people have
lost their lives here. Approximately
one-third of the residence portion of
the oity has been swept away. There
are several thousand people who are
homeless and destitute. How many
there is no way of finding out. Arrangements
are now being made to have the
women and children seat to Houston
and other places, but the means of
transportion are limited. Thousands
tn Ko f.or Vip.rfi. Wfl anneal to VOU
for immediate aid.
Walter 3. Jones.
Mr. Jones is mayor of Galveston.
The secretary of the treasury received
the following joint telegram
from Postmaster Griffin and Special
Deputy Ooliector Rosenthal at Galveston:
"The oity and island of Galveston
swept by terrific cyclone and tidal wave
of unprecedented fury. The entire city
inundated and gulf encroached several
blocks. The residence part_in ruins
and many people homaless. Tbe dead,
it is feared, will reach about 1,500 and
perhaps twice as many. Streets obstructed
by debris. Dead animals and
wires in every part of the city, more
than eight feet of water in stores aod
warehouses, damaging stock of goods
and provisions. Thousands homeless
and wounded, some 500 sheltered in
custom house, which is practioally
roofless; all railroad communication
&hut off and wagon and railroad
bridges leading to mainland gone.
Ocean steamers to the number of seven
nr oialir, ashnra and small craft demol
ished. Life saving station supposed to
be swept away, no trace of orew. Light
ship up in west bay; occupants supposed
to be 6afe. Old custom house
roofless and windows blotvn out; all
stored merchandise principally sugar,
badly damaged. Boarding boats swept
a*ay and barge office badly wrecked.
Need tents and 30,000 rations. Citizens
relief committee doing all in their
nnwpr hut stock of undamaged provis
ions exhausted. "With ail the people
housed in building need extra force six
men to keep building insanitary condition.
Have hired boat te take dispatch
to mainland for transmission. Relief
urgently requested."
A dispatch from Gilveston says the
horrors of Sunday were nothing compared
with Monday. An attempt was
made to bury the dead, but the ground
1 was full of water and it was impossible
I trt dip: trenches Alderman McMa?ter j
and M. P Morri.-<sey secured authority j
to have ihe bodies taken to sra for j
burial and a barge was brcujht up to \
the Twelfth street wharf for ibe pur- i
po.ce. The firemen rendered heroic |
service in bringing the bodies to the |
whaif, but it was almost impossible to I
get men to handle Them. Djring th-? j
storm and afterward* a great deal of j
looting was done. Many Mores had
been closed, their owners leaving to j
look after tbeir families. The wind j
forced in the windows and left the !
goods a prey for the marauders G-houls
stripped dead bodies of jewelry and articles
of value. Capt. Kafferiy, coirtmandiog
United States troops here,
was applied to for help and he sect in
70 men, the remnant cf the battery of
artillery, to do police duty. They are
patrolling the streets ucder direction
of the chief of police.
It Was Predicted Two Days Before
It Came
The terrific oynlone that produced
such a distressing disaster in Galveston
and all through Texas was predicted
by the United States weather bureau
to strike Galveston Friday nigfct and
created much apprehension, but the
night passed without the prediction being
verified. The conditions, however,
were oarnoa?, the dinger signal was
displayed on the fhgstaff of the weathj
er bureau, shipping was warned, etc
[ The southeastern sky was sombro, the
Gulf beat high on the beach with that
dismal thunderous roar that presaged
trouble, while the air had the stillness
that betokens a storm. From out of
the north, in the middle watches of the
night, the wind began to come in spiteful
puffs, increasing in volume as the
dav dawned.
By 10 o'clock Sunday morning it was
almost a gale; at noon it had increased
in velocity and was driving the rain,
whipping the pools and tearing things
up in a lively manner, yet no serious
apprehension was felt by residents remote
from the enoroachments of the :
Gulf. Residents near the beach were i
aroused to the daDger that threatened i
their homes. Stupenduous waves be- ;
gan to seed their waters far inland, and i
the people began a hasty exit to secure ]
places in the city. Two gigantic forces j
were a* work. The Grulf drove the (
waves with irresistible force high upon i
the beach, and the gaiefrom the north- ]
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ease pitcnea cue waters agams& auu
over the wharves, choking the sewers
and flooding the city from that quarter.
The streets rapidly began to fill with j
water; communication began to be difficult
and the helpless people we'e J
caught between two powerful elements, ,
while the wind rapidly increased in velocity.
Railroad communication was cut off
shortly after noon, the track being
washed out; wire facilities completely '
failed at 3 o'clock and Galveston was 1
isolated from tho world. The wind mo- [
mentarily increased in velocity while
the waters rapidly ro&e and the night
drew on with dreaded apprehension depioted
in the face of every one. Already
hundreds and thousands were
bravely straggling with their families
against the mad waves and fierce vind
for places of refuge. The public school
buildings, court house, hotel?, in fact
any place that offered apparently a safe
refuge from the elements, became
crowded to their utmost. Two minutes
of 6:30 p. m., just before the anemometer
blew away it had reached the
frightful velocity of 100 miles an hour.
Buildings that had hitherto stood,
tumoled and crashed, carrying death
and destruction to hundreds of people.
Roofs whistled through the air, windows
were driven in with a crash or '
shattered by flying slate, telegraph and '
electric light poles, with their masses
of wires were snapped off like pipe
stems, and water communications were
What velocity the wind attained after
the anemometer blew off is purely a
matter of speculation. The lowest
point touched by the barometer in the (
press correspondent's office, which was 1
filled by frightened men and women, ?
was 28.041-2; this was about 7:30 p. m. 1
it then begaa to rise very siowiy ana
by 10 p. m. had reached 28.09, the (
wind gradually subsiding and by mid- 1
night the storm had passed. The wa- ]
ter, which had reached the depth of ]
eight feet on the strand at 10 o'clock '
p. m. began to ebb and ran out very 1
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rapiiuy uuu uy o a. m. me munu ut iug
street was free of water. Thus passed 1
out one of the most frightful and de- \
structive storms which ever devastated J
the ooast of Texas. 1
A Great Chancre. j
The Augusta Chronical says Mr. i
Bryan Lawrence, proprietor of the
Planters hotel, has jast returned from '
New York and has some very interesting
reflections to make on his trip. The ;
feature of the joint which struck Mr.
Lawrence most forcibly was the political !
situation in New iork city. It seems
that the metropolis, by all signs, will ;
go for Bryan in the election next
November. In speaking on this subject
Mr. Liwrence said. I have never 1
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seen sucn a cnange 01 ponuoai seaument
in any city as that which I faced
in New York. Four years "ago Bryan's
name was scarcely mentioned?everything
was McKinley. Now there is
nothing but Bryan talk. Eyery where
a person goes he enooanters Bryan pictures,
Brjan badges ana Bryan talk.
Every sign indicates that Bryan will
sweep the city. I did not meet any of i
the state politicians, but the city is :
surely for the Nebraskan.
Too Much Gloom.
In Youngstown, Ohio, Mark Hanna ,
told the people he wa3 glad to get from
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gloom in New York and find relief in ,
the Republican enthusiasm of Ohio.
To which then Youngstown Vindicator
retorts that if Mark Hanna regards what
he saw in Youngstown as Republican
enthusiasm the the Republican gloom !
overhanging New York must be like
London fog. :
Pretty Good.
Gecrge Alfred Townsead emerges
from the solitude of his Chesapeake
Rav farm lnoz enouch to write a very
acrid newspaper letter in which he
alludes to President McKinley as an
endowed bankrupt. George doesn't love
I the Republican party as he once did.
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SeY??n Hundred Bodies Were Thus |
Disposed Of
Horrible Harvest of One Negro.
Forty-three Convicted by
Court'martial ar.d
Ordered Shota
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people of that city arc straining every
nerve to clear the ground and secure
from beneath the debris the bodies of
human beings and animals and to get
rid of them. It is a task of great magnitude
aad is attended with untold difficulties.
There is a shortage of horees
to haul the dead and there is a shortage
of willing hands to perform the
gruesome work. Tuesday morning it
became apparent that it would be impossible
to bury the dead even in
trenches and i'rangements were made
to take them to sea. Barges and tugs
were quickly made ready for the purpose
but it was difficult to get men to
fKo ar/>rlr Trif> r.irv'rt fir/Mii/in
hard in bringing bodies to the wharf
but outside of tbcm there were few
who helped. Soldiers and policemen
were accordinly sent out and every
able bodied man they found was
marchc-d to the wharf front. The men
were worked in relays and were tupplied
with stimulants to'nerve them
for their task. At nightfall three barge
loads containing about 700 humau
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ouuieb uau ueeu bciiu cj aca, wucrotucj
were sunk with weights. Darkness
compelled suspension of the work until
morning. Toward night great difficulty
was experienced in handling the dead
bodies of negroes which are badly decomposed.
No effort was made after 9
o'clock Wednesday morning to place 1
the bodies in morgues for identification,
for it was imperative that the dead
3hould be gotten to sea as soon as pos- 1
sible. Many of the bodies taken out 1
are unidentified. They are placed on 1
the barges as quickly as possible and :
lists are made while the barges are be- !
ing towed to sea. A large number of I
iead animals were hauled to the bay 1
ind dumped in to be carried to sea !
by the tides. 1
A reporter has telegraphed from La- <
porte the story of th^robbery and muti j
lation of the dead in Galveston and the ;
leath of the offenders. The ghouls
*er<? holding an orgie over the dead. (
rhc majority of these men were ne- '
^rees but there were also whites who j
:ook part in the desecration. Some of ]
;hem were natives and some had been ?
illowed to go over from the mainland (
mder the guise of "relief work." Not }
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)lliy U1U tJLLC^ 1UU tuc UCxfcU, UUb tuuv |
nutilated bodies in order to secure 1
;heir ghoulish booty. A party of ten ne- i
^roes were returning from a looting ex- s
peditioa. They had stripped corpses of E
ill valuables, and the pockets of some j
>f the looters were fairly bulging out (
?rith fingers of the dead which had been t
:ut off because they were so swollen ^
.he rings could not be removed. In- ?
;ensed at this desecration and mutila- ^
ion of the dead, the looters were shot t
iown, and it has been determined that ?
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i;i icuou in me act ox ruuoxug iue ueau
shall be summarily shot. During the j
robbing of the dead not only were fin- ^
;ers cut of but eara were stripped from }
leads in order to secure jewels of value, i
A. few government troops who survived ?
ira assisting in patrolling the city. ^
rhe private citizens have all endeavor- ^
id to prevent the robbing of the dead j
md on several occasions, have killed
;he offenders. Singly and in twos and 1
;hrees the offenders were thus shot
lown until the total of those executed '
jxceeds fully 50. (
A Mr. Smith, who was visiting in jralveston
when the storm came says he <
frill never forget his experience. He J
started from the city Monday after- 1
aoon and in walking from the foot of '
Rkao/3. crrotr tn tVna Santo Fn lvPTf^flrp I
jounted 200 dead bodies hung up on I
sire fences, to say nothing those floating
in the water. He constructed a
raft out of planks and in company with
Ciegg Stewart made for the mainland,
sfhich they reached after hours of ex- (
posure. In every direction in crossing 1
the bay they saw corpses sticking out
of the waters and great drifts of all
kinds. On reaching land they walked
to Hitchcock, Mr. Stewart's home, and i
found that 25 persons had lost their ;
lives there and that in addition 50 ;
bodies that had floated ashore had been
buried near there. Mr. Smith is 01 tne
opinion that very few persons living ;
west of Fortieth street were saved
From his observation the newspaper .
reports of the disaster are exceedingly i
conservative and he is satisfied that ;
fully 5,000 people lost their lives.
Before leaving Galveston he learned
that the steamer Pensacola, which was
driven out -to sea 180 miles by the
storm, and which was reported lost,
had returned and that its captain re- :
ported many bodies floating on the .
water. <
A dispatch from Dallas, Texas, says
W. H. MeG-rath, mauager of the 1
Dallas Electric company, reached Dallas
today dircct from Galveston Wed- '
oesday night. He said: "Vandalism
at Galveston has been terrible. The 1
most rigid enforcement of martial law
has not been able to suppress it entire- 1
ly. Adjt. Gen. Scurry's men have arrested
a hundred or more negroes, 43 of ;
whom were feund with effects taken i
from dead bodies. These were ordered i
tried by courtmartial. They were con- s
rioted and ordered shot. One negro had
23 fingers with rings on them in his ;
posket." ]
A dispatch from Houston says it is i
true that negroes were shot by order of [ i
a courtmartial. Their pockets were i
found to be full of human fingers and
jewelry of which the dead were strip- <
ped. i
A Generous Foreigner. j
There is one Englishman whom the 1
most pronounced Angloph b9 must j
admire and honor. We r<?fer to Sir
Thomas Lipton, who has ja3t added to
the long list of his noble deeds by cabling
$1,000 for the Galveston flood ,
Northerners Hate the South Any Way
The Negro Question Not in it.
We thought that maybe the iate
New York acd Akron riots *c>ula even
uo thicsri. and the South hater a up in
God's country would call cS the dogs,
but they are still blowing the same old
horn. They are hard up, however.
Some of the hounds have lost the trail,
aud all are scattered and there is eo
keynote to rally them?the bugler's
don't harmonize. Some said thac the
riot in New York was owing to a corrupt
Democratic administration in
that city. The Akron horror called
for another solution, and now they
boast that they saved the Nigger, but
if it had been down South he would
have been lynched with Sam Hose
tortures. A late Daner sent me as a
marked copy says that Southern
mobocracy has crossed the line and is
affecting the lower classes up North,
just as & contagion spreads in unhealthy
regions. It all coinee from the South,
and there is no quarantine to arrest its
progress. That's bad and sad. Let's
build a wall.
But seriously we must warn our good
Negroes not to cross the lia? It is
dangerous, Keep away from Pana and
New York. Stay at home and cultivate
our cotton and corn and let politics
alone and you are in no danger.
Idleness is your curse. If I had my
way I would re establish the patrol
system aud make every tramp Negro
carry a pass or take a wnipping. 1
would empower the town marshals and
the country constables to arrest every
vagabond on the highway and if he
couldent give a good account of himself
he should be tied up ai d dressed dowa.
We old men know that one good
whipping has more effect on a bad
Negro than five years in the chaingang.
Even a hanging is glory, for they are
going straight to Heaven.
List Saturday night a tramp NTegro
cut the slat from the blind of Mr. Cary's
house and opened it and crawled in and
stole his paternal gold watch and his
pocket book within three feet of his
head, whiic he was sleeping. No
J_ i i__ j J iJ i ,
uouui lit: was aimeu, aiiu wuuiu uavc
shot Mr. Cary had he waked up and
resisted. The Negro took a night
freight and was arrested at Kingston,
&nd the watch was recovered, but he
?ot away. We have got to do something
with these tramps. Our chaingangs
are full enough. I repeat it that
ao good industrious Negro is in any
danger in the South, and they know it.
Jim Smith is the biggest farmer in the
State, and he says there is no labor in
the world equal to that of well regulated
Negroes, and he knows.
But the spirit of mobocracy is not
jonfined to the race problem up North,
["he lynching last Saturday at Gillman,
n Illinois, was against an old, defenseess
white woman?a doctress, who was
inspected ot causing a young girl s
leath by malpractice, but who had not
lad a trial, nor had any intention to
larm the erring girl. A mob of 250
nen attacked her house in the night,
ind she defended herself and her home
md killed and wounded as many as
ihe could. They mortally wounded
ler and burned her house. What kind
>f civilization is that? Why didn't
,hey hunt up the man who ruined the
jirl? Our civilization down South has
ilwajb protected women, no matter
yhat they did. We will not hang
hem for murder, tor even eld Mrs.
SToblcs was sent to the chaingang.
Our women must have protection
xom white brutes and black fiends, and
ye would have rejoiced if somebody
lad have given that scoundrel, Dr.
^Vilkerson, who ranaway with his wife's
lister, a hundred lashes before he was
;urncd loose in Atlanta. That wa3 a
500d case for a little mob law. If the
aw could not reach him the lash would.
Poor, helpless, pitiful woman! How
?ou have to suffer in silence and live
ind die with your wrongs unavenged.
How many.hearts are breaking now bcjause
of a husband's tyranny or his
:aithlessne3s to his marriage vows.
For her children's sake she keeps silent
ind buries her secret in her bosom. I
know of men who made fame while
living, and on whose monuments fulsome
epitaphs are chiseled who disgraced
and dishonored the name of hus
band. 1 know some wdo are not dead
who are doing the same thing now. A
woman chained to an unprincipled man
is the most helpless creature upon earth.
Prometheus, bouad to the rock and the
eagles eating his heart, was not worse
Blackstone says there is no wrong
but has a remedy. He was mistaken.
Women have a thousand wrongs that
are remediless. What kind of remedy
is divorce or separation or alimony? It
is the heart that is broken. It is love
and honor that women wants, and was
promised her at the altar. If, as a last
rosnrf. sho him struts arrmnd
and claims the children. ''The children
are mine," he says. The man who
says that is a conceited fool. In the
first place he does not know for certain
that he is their father, and if he is,
he made no sacrifice to be so. All the
pain of motherhood is hers. All the
tender care and nursing and night
watching and gensrally all the prayers
for their safety and good conduct are
hers, while he is at his bank or store or
Dffice or shop or maybe at his c;ub or
billard table. There was a time when
the wife was the husbands slave, ac J
cording to the law, and the children I
were his property, and it is hard to
eradicate that idea from some men's
1 J _ ?T
annas ID our U&y. r? uuuau uaa u:?u
called the weaker vessel, and men the :
lords of creation so long that it won't
Girls, be careful to whom you chain
yourself for life. Better sew or be a
9hop girl or a typewriter or a school
teaches or live with kindred or friends
and do housework thsn take any risks
Marry a joung man who has gocd
principles and good habits, and not
muoh money. The love of money is
3.ill the same old curse, and most of
the young men want to make it by
short cuts and dishonest practices.
"Get money, pet it honestly, if thou
canst, but at all events, get money," is
still their motto. The eager, grasping
pursuit of money is the curse of this
age and generation. Huntington is
J--J V.io millinna hfthirid
ueau, auu ici l uio uuiiiuxw ,
and his boast was that ail men were
purchasable, and when it was to his interest
he bought them, whether they
were legislators or Congressman, or
judges of the courts. He spent millions
that way.
j Some of our ofSec seekers arc doing
i the same thiDg on a small scale?buying
i votes?yes, buying negro votes. The
| white primary diient nominate them,
: and they have ronigged and renigzered.
| A little whiskey and a few dollars will
i i i J . i /? ' ^ . y
j secure me curxies, aca ice iear is mai
i the white primaries will prove a failun.
i There are men run Ding for office us
s independents who rely mainly on the
negro vote, and cast be elected without
it. Such men oaght to have contempt
of every good citizen. They
ought to have consempt for themselves,
and I reckon they do. The negro who
soils his vote is not half as depraved as
j the white man who buys it. But we
I will know by waiting, and the primary
proves a failure, then let us have the
Hard wick bill or something bette), and
may the Lord protect us from unpiccip'ed
office seekers. Bill Ar?.
Vote in Maine Shows Big Republican
National Democratic leaders are
much elated over the eleetioo results in
Vermont and Maine and predict a geni
3 /? _ a i.l. u li:. I
| erai ueiecuoo irom me ivepuuuuau par]
ty in ali the Neve England states. Although
complete returns have cot been
received from MaiDe, the Republican
claim ia oniy 33,500, the Republican
plurality for Po??ers in 1896 having
been 48,377. The New Eogiand elections
are regarded as important in that
they indicate heavy Republican defectioas,
which may be expected to extend
to the doubtful states of the middle
The D :mocratic press bureau has prepared
an estimate of the vote in debati.i
-? i 3 at.- .
aoie terrnory oaseu upua iiie maiue
election, which it is figured, showed a
Republican slump of 12 per cent, and a
Democratic gain of 23 per cent. Assuming
this ratio of Republican loss
and Democratic gain to obtain in other
states, the press bureau computes the
following Democratic pluralities for November,
based on the vote of 1896:
Plurality, votes.
Delaware 1,722 3
VT 1 J Q QftQ Q
Uiaj>^l<iUU U.wvm v
West Virginia 22,414 6
Kentucky 76.013 13
Michigan 32,804 14
Minnesota 1,453 9
Indiana ... . 90 950 15
North Dakota 2 268 3
Illinois 37,691 24
California 47,718 9
Ohio 124,434 23
Oregon 14,467 4
None of the foregone states was carried
by Bryan in 1896, although he
managed to get one eleotoral vote in
California and one in Kentucky. Of
the states enumerated above the Republican
pluralities in Marylany, West
Virgioiar Indiana, iLectuciry, iXortfi
Dakota, California and Oregon mlgiit
be considered close, bnt in other states
the Republican pluralities were large.
Of course it is not believed at Democratic
headquarters that Colonel Bryan
will carry all the states named in the
foregoing table, but the drift of public
opinion as indicated by the rockbound
states of Vermont and Maine is regarded
as significant.
George Fred Williams of Massachusetts
figures that Bryan will receive
261 electoral votes, as compared with
176 four years ago.
A Big Sum Needed.
The New Fork Sun, comparing the
Johnstown and the Galveston disastets,
in an article urging prompt and gen
erous relief contributions to the strioken
peoph of Texas, recalls that about
$3,900,000 was given for the relief of
the Johnstown sufferers. The Sun
says truly that a greater sum is needed
at Galveston and remarks. It was said
of the great famine among the Irish
peasants many years ago that by it even
the heart of the far-away Turk was
touched, and he sent them in pity the
alms of a beggar. America, praise God,
does not need to appeal to the Turk or
any foreign land for succor for her people
at this time. But tbere never has
been an hour before in our country's
history when the need of unstinted
charity was greater or when it should
be poured out more quickly.
Galveston Cannot See over.
The quartermaster's department has
received the following from Galveston:
Referring to my telegrams of 9;h and
lOch, I nave subject to approval suspended
Fort Crockett construction contracts,
and again urgently recommend
that contractors be paid for labor and
material in place and. oa ground, all
swept away and lost beyond recovery.
Fortifications at Crockett, Jacinto and
Travis all destroyed and can't be rebuilt
on present sites. Recommend continuation
of my office nere only long enough
to recover Crockett office safes and
morning gun when located; also to close
or/1 cnin m TT nfli "?o w.
OU\4 OU*?S J v wv ? ? V? * V j
covered property where directed. I fear
Galveston is destroyed beyond its ability
to recover. Loss of life and property
appalling. Baxter,
Good Democratic Argument.
The Seaboard Air Line is experiencing
a slight taste of imperialism
in having o buy $20,000 worth of revenue
stamp; to put on its mortgage to
the National Mortgage company; and
Converse college gets a sample in having
to pay the United States government
several thousands of the legacy left by
the late D E Converse. The ordinary
citizen who docs not deal so much in
millions and thousands, pays his share
all the same, but he pays it in small iaKt.aHmontq
nn nearlv svervthinsr lie
buys.?Greenville News.
Still Another DemandedBesides
Caffery and Howe, there is
still another new presidential ticket in
the field?Sills and Nicholson, just put
out by the Union Reform party. We do
not know what the Uoion Reform party
is, but if it is identified with the union
underwear reform move ment the reform
is not comprehensive enough, and there
is room for still Another ticket. Ihe
| Battonless Reform party has no ticket
Damaee to Cotton.
The damage to the cotton crop of
Texas by the storm that passed over
that State last week is estimated at several
hundred thousand bales. The
storm devastated the very richest part
of the State, not only ruining the growing
cotton, but damaging the earth so
that it may take years before another
crop can be grown on the same land.
. -j
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Thousands of People Must be Fed
and Clothed
IN ualv ta i vjrj run
' ; v vS
An Official Statement from the
Mayer and Members of the
Relief Committee Ex.'. -/a
' ~"5Si
plains Needs.
The following has been sent from
To the Associated Press:
We are roceiving numerous telegrams
of condolence and. offers of assistance.
As the telegraph wires are burdened,
we beg the Associated Press to communicate
this response to ail. Nearby
cities are supplying and *will supply
sufficient food, clothing, etc., for immediate
needs. Cities father away
can serve us best by sending money.
Checks should be made payable to John
Scaly, chairman ci the hnance committee.
Ail supplies should o6me to W.
A. McYittie, chairman of the relief
committe. We have 25,000 people to
clothe and feed for many weeks and to
furnish with household goods. Most of
these are homeless and. the others will ?
require money to make their wrecked
residences habitable. From this the
world may understand.howmuch money
we will need. This committee will
from time to time report our needs with - >
more particularity. We refer to dispatch
of this date of Maj. R. & Lowe
which the committee fully endorses. All
HAmmnninanto a?i 11 nlaasa aniunt
answer in lieu of direct responce and
be assured of the heartfelt gratitude of
the entire population.
W. C. Jones, Mayor,
M. Lasker,
J. D. Skinner,
C. H. MoMaster,
R. G. Lowe,
Clarence Owsley,
To Sister Typographical Unions:
Standing with in the presenoe of the
most overpowering oalamity in the history
of the western hemisphere. Gal
veston Typographical Union No. 28
sends this appeai to her sister onions
for aid to care for the living and bury
the dead. Immediate action absolutely
necessary. There can be no exaggeration.
Conditions are as indescribable
as they are horrifying'and hopeless.
We are absolutely ^homeless. Send
contributions to Chairman relief oommittee.
George P. John,
George H. Kuntz, '
Gray br. Hams,
F.M. Walker,
R. W. Lowe,j
Mgr. Editor News.
J. T. Qcirfey
Frank Willard,
Belief Committee.
A Word for Editors.
People ought not to flare up, says
Charity and Children, when an editor
publishes something they do not believe.
A very intelligent gentleman
told us not long ago that a certain paper
was a rabid and hateful p*Der, but he ;
i i i. j _J
uau ivuj, uevu a cjuatam remuer anu mumirer
of it. It spoke his mind without
fear or favor and this man stood by it
for that reason. Many would order it
never to darken their doors again for that
very thing. Sometimes an editor has
a better point of view than his readers,
and they should at least be sure of
their ground before they punish him.
We heard of an irate father onee who
took his son out of school because the
teacher insisted that he must spell
"tater" with a p. And then, dear
brother, granting that yon are right and the
editor wrong, you should have patience
with a man who is sometimes
compelled to dash off matter with the
foreman standing at the door yelling
for "copy." Do you think you would
always say the right and proper thing
under such circumstances? Never forget
that no editor tries to offend, unless
he is a fool. He is your friend,
iiot your enemy. He may be wrong
but he is generally honest; and you ean
afford to nut ud frith a eood deal for
an honest man. A broad paper is bound
to have big broad readers.
The State Fair.
The time for the holding of the last
State fair of the century, which all
hands resolved last year should be the
greatest ia the history of the sooiety, is
rapidly approaching, says The State.
This will be the 32d annual fair and it
is to be held October 29 to November 2,
inclusive. This means that the fair is
less than two months distant, and
there is no time to be wasted. This
year premiums have been greatly increased,
amounting to over $7,000, and
the race purses have been doubled,
$2,000 being offered. Premium lists
and entry blanks will be furnished on
application to the secretary, Col.
Thomas W. Holloway, at Pomaria, S.
' C. Eatries must be made in person or
by letter to Colonel Holloway at Pomaria
on or before October 10; after that
date at r.is office in Columbia, until
Saturday, Uctober Zi, at wnicn tame
the entry books close. Colonel Holloway
writes that he is daily in reoeipt
of entries. The largest number so far
received from one exhibitor is from a
man in Chester, who wants 20 stalls for .
cattle and 10 for horses, and from a
man in Fairfield, who wants 41 cattle
stalls and 4 horse stalls.
A Good Secord.
_ _
Joseph T. Jobnson, of Spartanburg,
is selected for congress in the Fourth
district. He barely failed of the nomination
in 1S98. He first ran for coagress
in the primary of 1892 and has
run in every race since, his vote grow
mg larger at each election. Me would
ever make deals or give pledges to enhance
his vote, nor would lie pay men
to work for him, or spend money in any
of the other ways so often regarded as
legitmate in politics. He always said
that if elected it mast be in a clean,
straightforward way, and his oanvasa
was always conducted to that end. He
never abused his competitors or engaged
in personalities. He is a oapable
lawyer and hard student.

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