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Of Being Elected P.ssident
Seems to Be Good.
Teh Electoral Votes That Wou'd i
Carry Him to Votary.
States He Is bk-iy
to Carry.
A Washington dispatch says of lata
avast deal of attention has centered on
New York, and in spite of overwhelming
odds favoring McKin'ey, the possibility
of the Empire State giving thirty-six
electoral votes to Mr. Bryan are
discussed by observing men more than
any other {lolitioal topic of the day.
There are certain forces in ^ew i orS,
Roosevelt's majority forOovernor was
so small, and the tendency of a large
independent vote is so difficult to
fathom, that one is justified perhaps in
placing that State at present in the
doubtful column, where four weeis ago
it seemed but fair to reckon it a^ surely
for McKinley by a big irajority^ The
saying is a common one that if Bryan
carries New York and Indiana his election
is assured. Yet it is interesting
to note that he might have the electoral
vote of both those great States and
barely defeat the Repnbliean candi
date, or be defeated himself. Accord
ing to the best advices the outlook is
very bright for the Democrats in Indiana.
By carryiBg the following
States the Democrats wculd elect Mr.
Alabama 11
Arkansas S
Colorado 4
* Florida 6 4
Georgia 13
Idaho 3
Indiana 15
T7- 1? ia
Louisiana 8
Maryland . 8
Mississippi 9
Missouri 17
Montana 3
Nebraska * 8
Nevada 3
New York 36
North Carolina 11
South Carolina 9
Tennessee 12
Texas 15
Utah 3
Virginia 12
Total 225
This list of twenty-iwo States, however,
if ail went for Bryan, would give
him a bare majoriiy in the electoral
. * college, as 224 votes are necessary for
an election. It will be noticcd tlat
West Virginia, with six votes, is omit
ted. The Republicans confidently believe
that West Virginia will give her
. vote to McKinley, al though it is ad mit ted
^ T^AmAA^ofiA ftTA
tiiAb bXXC vuwwvvw MAV wv??w*
pggfag on the State ticket and the Legislature.
It is, nevertheless, anybody's fight, for
the decisive influences may change a
half dozen times between new and election
day. Delaware i3 also omitted, notwithstandine
the oonfident claims of
Democrafs that they will have a majority
there. The two Republican factions
have shown a disposition to unite,
all of which substantiates the Republican
faith that the smallest State in the
Union will vote tor MeKinley, as four
years ago. The best judges regard
Maryland as Democratic. Kentucky is
judged Republican on the State ticket
and Democratic on the national ticket.
With such a list, there are still other
Democratic posibilities?not probabilities?to
be kept in mind. While Delaware
and West Virginia may troop into
the Democratic column, something will
probably be heard in the next few
weeks of Democratic chances in Connecticut.
The nominations have only
just been made in the Nutmeg State,
and the lateness of tin campaign there
is the reason that little has been said
of its voting proclivities. In years gone
by Connecticut has been very much a
Democratic State in Presidential years,
and when the tendency elsewhere in
the country has been against-the Republicans,
Connecticut has always been
in the mood. If the gold Democrats
go back to their former affiliations Connecticut
might become debatable
ground. The electoral vote there numbers
Then Illinois has an enormous shifting
vote, and the labor troubles are
likely to affect the situation. Cook
county* which includes Chicago, will
probably decide the political complexion
of that State's twenty-four electoral
votes. Four years ago Chicago con- j
tributed a very large portion of the 146,- i
000 Republican majority in Illinois, but
this year the Democrats say the ma- j
jority outside Cook county will be
small, and that it will be overcome by
the big Democratic majority m uoofc
But it is easy to see what the realization
of some of the Republican possibilities
in the list of twenty-two States,
which have been set down by way of
fair oonjecture for Mr. Bryan, would
bring abouo. It must be conceded that
Indiana is a Republican possibility, and
New Tork a stroDg Republican probability.
The loss of either of those
States would relegate Bryan's column
of electoral votes to second place.
; Utah is undoubtedly drifting back to
Republican moorings, but it is very
questionable whether it will get clear
back this year. NcT^rtheless, the three
votes of Utah er Idaho, even if New
York and Indiana go democratic might
prove indispensable for Mr.*Bryan. In
spite of the decadence of the silver sentiment
in those States, it is well to bear
in mind the personal following of Mi.
Bryan, and the pride that is shared
quite generally by far Western people
that a candidate for the Presidency
should have been selected from their
immediate vicinity. Utah and Idaho
are now more doubtful than Montana,
although a few weeks ago it seemed tne
other way. But the two factions in
Montana that, threatened Democratic
supremacy sre united in favor of Mr.
Bryan, and Republicans are disposed
to concede the State to him.
He attitude of the gold Democrats in
Maryland and Kentucky will be decis;
ive for ODe party or the o^her, bat, notwithstanding
the hope that Republicans
have of those States, the drift to
date has been against them. The
Brown Democrats in Kentucky, who
-re to a good degree gold Democrats,
have, through their organization, ce
ciiied for Mr. Brvan, buc against the
Democratic candidate fur Governor.
1 n *nv event, speculation on the out
come of the election is bound to revert
to .New York. It is a very common
thitg nowadays to refer to the war beta
ten Croker and Hill is endangering
the Democratic prospect, but it is quite
piobabic that as the campaign advances
this w?r will stimulate tne two
ieadcrs to put in their hardest work for
Mr. Bryan. Tammany Haii may be accused
of bad goveriment, bnt one
should not forget mat he iule in liepublican
communi ties up the State is
known by 2sTew York voters to be disgustingly
corrupt, though less widely
advertised. The indifference of ^pubs':
ir> Sratja itt VftTV
i JCUL1 JU. vuv .
marktd, and no man can tell how powerfully
they will muster at the polls.
Air. (Jroker may riot be pleased that the
scepter of Democratic power is just
now in the far West, but at at the same
time the Piatt workers are known to be
anything but enthusiastic over Gov.
Roosevelt, and a verdict that put him
out of .business wouid net be unwelcome.
The fact that ail indications
point to a niuoli lighter KepTiblican vote
in November tban four years ago
brings New York, as well as other
States, nearer to tne danger line.
Deputy Sheriff Killed.
A special from Lake Charles, La.',
saya: Paul Sloan, a deputy sheriif, was
shot and killed while defending a negro
from the veogeanc; of a mob. All day
there were rumors of the probable
lynching of Pierce Soott, a negro io
: .;i rcirVi a<s<aar?Itini? Miss
J Ail iiCiC vua/ ?.vv? wwwvi?....0
Oswald, aged 73. About 9 o'clock an
unmasked crowa gathered at the court
house. Judge Miller addressed the
crowd and told them the punishment of
criminals must be left to the court. He
urged the crowd to disperse and promised
to take up the ca:e against the
Degro in *x;ourt tomorrow. On this
promise the crowd broke up and it
was thought there would be no further
attempt by the mob. Four hours later,
however, a fresh outbreak was made by
the mob, who advanced toward the
jail with an iron battering ram. S. A. 1
^ ? - ? -2 C1 a/* n ri Ann fx? I
?3.3.rHJUI2 SU'i X iiUi Ui*7i>Uj
shenSs, warned them to come no
further and then shot over the heads
of tho crowd, when eome one in the
mob fired at the deputies. Paul Sloan
was shot and fatally wounded. He
died early this morning. The sherif
and deputies then dispersed the crowd
at the point of their pistols..
Fight With Pistols
After a quarrel which has extended
over two weeks, two young men of
prominent families of East Point, a
suburb of Atlanta, met Friday evening
and fought with pistols. One of the
men, Sheffield Harrington, was shoe in
four daces, and the other, Walter |
Hudson, was wounded once. Both are
believed to be fatally wounded. It is
asserted that both Walter Hudson and
another man fired at Harrington. Asa
result of the meeting George Hudson is
in jail. The specific charge against
him, however, is not made public.
.Four bullets struck Harrington, one entering
the thigh. Harrington tried
time after time to fire a second shot,
but each time the hammer of his revolver
failed to explode the cartridge.
Hudson, it:? alleged, was in love with
Harrington's sister, and there were re
ports that they were to be married.
These reports were accepted as true for
a time, but filially Hudson denied the
truth of the rumcr. A few days ago
the youcg lady left for Waynesboro.
Harrington, it is said, stated at that
time if Hudson did not go there and
marry his sister he would kill him.
Matters stood in this position as far as
reliable information is obtained until
the shooting occurred.
Over at Last.
"The South African war is completely
ended, ' said the Lorenzo Marquez
correspondent to The London Daily
Telegraph. Many guns have been destroyed
and hundreds of wagons and
thousands of tons of stores of every
description have been burned. Burning
wreckage lies in every direction in
the Hectorspruit district. Any good
police force of 20,000 men can effect
the complete pacification of the country.
It will be impossible for the
Boers in the future to mass a force
exceeding 1,500. They are sick of the
war and the IrishAmerican and other
mercernaries are clamoring for payment
and they threaten the Boer officials."
Napoleon as a Counterfeiter.
In 1812 M. Pasquier, Parisian prefect
of police, as he relates in his memoirs,
discovered a secret printing office
where skilled workmen were engaged
at night. The house was barricaded,
but the police broke in, arrested the
men and seized a lot of counterfeit
Austrain and Russian bank notes. Soon
after Savary, the minister of police,
' ? 5 1 i_i_ i J; i.. _
descended npon tus suuuruiuaie wim a
sharp reprimand. He explained that
the notes were being printed by the
order of Napoleon himself, who
designed them for use in the Russian
campaign. Napoleon had no intention
of wasting good money in buying supplies
in an enemy's country.
A Destructive Charge
September 27 was the anniversary of
one of the most terrible conflicts of the
civil war. It occurred near Ccntralia,
Mo. Nearly 200 Federal soldiers riding
out after guerillas met here a bedy of
about 250. Scarcely a dozen of the
Federal soldiers escaped with their
lives, while of the guerillas two only
were killed and one mortally wounded.
There is nowhere in the history of the
world a record of a charge more destructive.
Only a few of the older
citizens remember the fight.
Pirat8s on the West River.
Advices .from the West river in
China report that piracy and brigandage
aae increasing,, and it is considered
probable that the river will relapse
into its old state of insecurity during
the winter unless active measures are
taken. Several minor piratical acts
are reported and it is also stated that
villages near Kum Chuk have been
burned by brigands.
I A g*
Heavy Receipts Depresses Price
of the Staple
They Should Market Their Crop
Slow'y and Thus K*ep Ud
the Price of the
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J\. Qisjiatcu aruax nc? jiui\ oajo.
"As is usual at the beginning of the
cotton season the attention of cotton
tradtrs centers upon the movement of
the new crop and the probable continuance
of the first rush of heavy receipts.
Banks here sra receiving urgent
requests from their correspondents
ali over tie cotton belt for currency
of snail denominations, suitable
for crop moving purposes, and it may
be stated as a faot th*1 the banks are
not giving these rcqu.Ma the attention
that they merit. The requests are al- j
most entirely for ?5 bills, of which
there is a particular scarcity. Frank
Vanderlip, ast-istant secretary of the
treasury, had been here this week,
talking the matter over with back officers
aod striving to induce tbem to
part with a considerable amount of
their treasury notes which are, it wiil
be remembered, fxchangrable under
the Lew currency law ir:to biiv?r certificates.
Mr. Vanderlip, in fact,
p'accd a premium on these treasury
notes b^- off-.riDg facilities in the form
of transportation of currency to the ag
ricultural sections in favor of the bank
making the exchange of treasury notes.
It is quite probable, therefore, that
with this premium, the New Ycrk
banks will pass over a considerable
amount of these treasury notes, and the
transfer of money to the South to move
the crop will be promptly increased.
It will be recalled that under the new
currency law silver certificates may b?
issued sgainst the retirement of treasury
notes, not only at the rate of dollar
for dollar, but that the practical result
of the law is that silver certificates
may be issued at the rate ot about one
ani one third for every treasury note
cancelled. This is accomplished as a
result of the silver certificates being
issued not only against the silver dollar
as actually coined, but against the
profit to the government of coining at
one dollar a coin containing less than
one dollar's worth of silver. It will
therefore be observed that every dollar
in treasury notes that the New York
banks part with means $1.33 increase in
the currenc? suitable for the agricultu
ral sections. This is a factor which
will undoubtedly ?xeicise an appreciable
influence on the cotton crop movement
of the near future.
4>The heavy movement of cotton to
market has bad the effect of checking,
perhaps temporarily, the operations of
some of the bull leaders. In other
word?, the big receipts are just now
scaring bulls. This is only natural,
and the trade has been prepared both
for the big receipts and the scare arising
from them. Without big receipts some
time there would be no probability of a
crop of even 8,000,000 bales, to say
nothing of 10:000,000 or more, as now
looked for by many. As is also usual
at this season, the exporting element
see in the rush of cotton now progressing
a crop of no less than 12,000,000
bales, just as they last season pretended
to believe as late as March. The estimate
of a orop of around 9,000,000
bales divided equally between the sections
east and west of the Mississippi,
as promulgated by one Southern firm,
may prove near the mark in the event
of early irost or a collapse in receipts
around November 10th.
"Inasmuch as there has been great
complaint of scarcity of pickers in
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many sections it wouia. De wen 10 Dear
in mind that in such distriots receipts
certainly would have been heavier than
reported, had the cotton been gathered
with usual promptness. This is a point
on whish big crop people here are laying
much stress. Indeed there seems
considerable logical foundation for this
because the movement from many
small plantations has been at a complete
standstill on account of the labor
question; and the retardation of receipts
from this cause over a wide area
must, in the aggregate, be considerable.
We hear of some instances where the
yield will be so small and planters are
so-comfortably situated that the high
price will be a great inducement to hold
for still higher prices, regardless of
what may be done by the fortunate
planters who have raised a good crop
and are anxious to sell now.
' 'A prominent exporter?a man
whose opinion is well respected here?
in discussing the crop situation said to
your correspondent: 'Everything depends
upon Texas. The abnormal situation
there arising from the recent
hurricane has left some of our expert
statisticians completely at sea in regard
to the probable yield. Before a great
while Galveston will receive her usual
quota of cotton daily, the heavy arrivals
at New Orleans of late being in
a large measure credited to diversions
from the former port. With few exceptions
accounts from Texas agree in
predicting a remarkably free movement
during October, acd are almost unanimous
in the statement that present
prices are proving a strong temptation
to free selling by farmers. A few sec
x' u.ii. il
lions are oiaimiug a uen*;r uruy wuu
last year, but from what we can gather
from people who are frequently on the
right side Texas does not promise to
make a crop of sufficient size to throw
the bear clique into ecstacies, while
here and there some planters are such
firm believers in a small crop for the
state that they express an intention of
holding their cotton for very fancy
prices, a deoision the wisdom of which,
is very questionable before the settlement
of the question of early frost.'
"Commission firms who have been
interviewed on the cotton outlook ap
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pear iu quue geuei<*u,y mat at
present price farmers will market
freely. Many have advices to the effect
that around ten cents farmers are
willing to let their cotton go. Just
now, with every probability of a very
large movement, they are likely to show
every anxiety to sell. Undoubtedly
the high price already secured has
tempted many to portray the crop's
prospect.in their respective sections in
as most unfavorable light as possible.
Reports are coming in from sections of
Louisiana just contrary to what has
been claimed by various authorities as
to the crop outlook. According to
these the promise surpasses anything
known in previous seasons. Arrivals
of cotton in these favored sections have
been unusually heavy, so much so as to
give rise to the belief that a remarkably
heavy yield will result. Inasmuch as
these reports are coupled with state
ments to the effect that most favorable
conditions have enabled very rapid
gatherine and that planters are using
?% t fi.y
unusual haste to avail tfcemseives or tne
high level of prioes it would be unsafe
to conclude just yet, that the he?vy receipts
indicate a jemarkably heavy
Killed One Man and Wounded Another
and Wife.
A dispatch from F'berton, Ga., says
Thursday morning about 8 o'clock William
Branch, colored, shot and almost
instantly killed George Bell, a respectable
and well-to-do ycung white man.
At night, Beli, in company with his
friend, ifii Mills, were returning home
from Eiberton and met Branch on the
road with a load of cotton they believed
he had stolen. Mills started toward
him, when Branch shot him in the
arm Bell, with two other friends, apprehended
Branch and begaa marching
him to town. Suddenly Branch
scatched Bell's gun from fcirn and
shot him twice, the enure second
load entering the right Iudic. killing
him almost instantly. Brat ch broke
away, and was wounded by Mr. G. H.
McLanahan, but managed to escape.
Pursuit was immediately begun. Later
the sheriff and posse went in pursuit.
About 11 o'colock Thursday night an
unknown party went to the window of
George H. McLmahan, who lives about
three miles below Elbcrton, and shot
him and his wife as they were retiring.
Mrs. McLanahan is not badly hurt, it
is thought that Mr. McLanahan is fatally
shot. Mr. McLanahan is one of
Eihfirton most resnected and well-to do
farmers and the attempted assassination
has caused the intense indignation of
the entire community. Medical attention
has gone to the wounded people ,
and large parties have gone in search of
the perpetrator of the crime. It was
found out later that Branch was the
assassin. He was captured Friday and
lodged in jail, from where he will be
legally executed after his trial, which
w^lJ take place at once, unless he is
hung by a mob, as threats of lynching
and burning at the stake are freely
made by an excited people. It is believed
the sheriff will try to outwit the
crowd by taking the Negro to Atlanta.
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-ETiASlC XUia LiX 1U1U liat.
The time is drawing near now when
interest will be warm in the presidential
contest, and when a man wants the
data of the electoral vote at his fingers'
ends. Not every man is blessed with a
ready and retentive memory; and those
who are not will find it helpful to cut
out the following list of states, with
their votes in the electoral college, and
keep it for ready reference:
Alabama - 11 Nebraska...- 8
Arkansas ? Nevada 3
California. S Ney Hampshire? 4
Colorado 4;New Jersey- 10
Connecticut fc|New York 36
Delaware 3,Nort!i Carolina 11
Florida 41 North Dakota 3
WW* V*?*W
Illinois- 24|Oregon- 4
Indiana 16! Pennsylvania -32
Iowa 13; Rhode Island.- 4
Kansas- 10jSouth Carolina 9
Kentucky 13,douth Dakota- 4
Louisiana 81 Tennessee 12
Maine- U Texas 15
Maryland bjlJcah- 3
Massachusetts lb Vermont 4
Michigan 14i Virginia 12
Minnesota ? 9 West Virginia- 6
Mississippi Wisconsin 12
Missouri 17 Wyoming 3
Montana.. 3 ?
lotal? 447
Won't Have a Walkover
The Washington Post says. The
indications of the honr are that Mr.
Bryan is practically suie of electian
without the vote of New York or any
of its neighboring States. It is not at
all a bad situation from our viewpoints.
What it is from Mr. McKinley's he is
^fr.incr V?T7 Tito AAh'nnB ia a
shrewd political!, and he knows ihat
unless the tidal wave he is encountering
now can be turned back and made to
rush in the opposite direction within
the next two months his chances of
; exile to the village of Canton in March
next are too good to be contemplated
without grief.
A Missing Child. .
The police generally of this (own of
I this State have received a comj
muoication from the police department
[ at Lowell, Mass., asking that they
take a hand in searching for George
| Arthur Dant, aged four years and six
I months, who disappeared from his
home in Lowell last week. No trace or
tidings of him has since been obtained,
j The boy answers to the name of
"Artie." A reward of $500 will be
j paid for the reiurn of the boy.
Murdered in New York
Charles S. Peck, one of the foremost
architects of Xew York, was found
dead Wednesday morning on the sidewalk
in front of 403 West Seventeenth
street. His head was badly bruised,
icdicadng be was clubbed or sandbag
ged. An indication of murder is the
fact ti.2t nothing of value was found in
his pockets. He was a man of large
All Saved.
Though separated bv the storm and
washed in different directions, all the
members of the Stubbs family at G-alvestom
were rescued. Father, mother
and two children were on a floating
! : at. f_*.T
rooi tnac Broue id pieces, me lauici,
with one child, went one way, the
mother went another, and the remaining
child went in still a third direction.
Sunday evening all four were reunited.
Great Preparations tor the Appro2Ching
The Premium IJst Shews Lage
Inceas* in Pr zes Offered.
Everything Prom
ises Well
Columbia, Sept. 29.?Special: Oar
State Fair annually bripgs together at
the capital of the state not fewer than
fifty thousand p-ople, from every section
of the s'?ate, representing every
class of business followed by our people?the
busicets man, the professional
man, the farmer and the laborer?who
annually meet together to see and p-ofit
by the improvements which are being
made in art, handiwork, agriculture,
mechanic, manufacturing, dairyirg,
stock raising, etc., etc. Labor-savicg
machinery is put on exhibition; the
best varieties ef fowls are exhibited;
home raised and high-bred cattle,
horsss and muies, hogs, sheep and
zca's are brought here and offered for
sa'c. The very best products of the
farm and garden in greit varieties are
In order to encourage home production
of every kind, ihe State Fair annually
speeds all of its earnings, as
well as the state's appropriation, in
prizes for excellence in every department.
The improvements on the grounds
will add materially to the comfort and
convenience of <.xhibitors in all departments.
The southwest corner of the
gronnds have Leen graded, and will
prove a great benefit to the Midway
show people. An additional entrance
to the grounds wiil be near the line of
the KaaHnard Air Linp railmftO. wh#?TA
visitors can reach the grounds without
extra expense, and at the lowest possible
rates of passage by all railroads.
Exhibits by rail will be unloaded on
the grounds. These advantages will
be appreciated by visitors and ex
The payment by the Society of railroad
freight of exhibits raised or produced
in the state will induce the
largest and the best display ever seen in
all departments on the grounds.
The art gallery will be enlarged ard
proper light famished for the exhibition
of art, of which an unusual display is
The poultry house will also be enlarged
to accommodate the rapid increase
of fine poultry.
With thfi (in? hefnrp. tliA man
agement, the 32d Annual Fair will
eclipse any previous exhibition, and
will show that the material interests of
the state are in the line of progress.
Kecognizing the needs of liberality
in offering good premiums, the society
has offerered these to the amount of
$7;000. There will be $2,500 in race
The attraction offered to the people
will not be confined to the fair itself.
Prominent among the "outside" features
will be the encampment, parade
and competitive drill of the State
Militia arranged by Adjatat General
Floyd. It is already certain that a
large number of companies from different
parts of the State will participate.
The citizens of Columbia will do
their full part in making fair week a
season of genuine enjoyment for all
visitors. JLne street amusements wiu
bs up to the highest standards. There
will be music of most excellent character
and plenty of it. *
Looking over the whole field it may
be safely said that the fair of 1900 will
be one of the very best in all the history
of the State Agricultural and
Mechanical Society. Presideat W. D.
Evans and Secretary Holloway have
been most energetic in making plans
for a splendid exhibition?and a good
time for everybody.
Will Carry New York.
Democrats coming to Washington
I* \T -*-r i
irom new lor* otaie appear quite
confident of carrying that State for
Bryan and Stevenson, despite the big
majority against them four years ago.
It is pointed oat that big majorities in
New York States are not always
indicative of the result in elections
even one year afterwards. When
Cleveland was first elected Governor
of New York State his majority was
upwards of 300,000, and when he ran
for President a little while later, his
majority was reduced by Blaine to less
than 1,000. In 1888 the Republicans
carried New York for Harrison, and at
tbe same election elected Hill Governor.
In 1S9B McKmley'tf majority was more
than 200,000, while last year Koosevelt's
majority for Governor was only
about 2,000 or lees. It will, therefore,
be seen that majorities in New York
State are not to be relied upon as any
index to future eieb:ions in tbe State.
Four years ago McKinley carried the
city of New York, but this year no one
pretends that Bryan will get less than
60,000 maj >rity in the city proper.
Brooklvn. it is said, at the lowest
estimate can be relied upon to give a
Dc mocratic majority of 10.000 this year.
This, at the lowest estimate, would
give Bryan in the two big counties
70,000 or 75,000 majority, and would
make the State extremely doubtful.
A Curious Case.
A curious case of loss of memory is
reported from Worms. A small landowner
was stxtck by lightning while
pic-wing, the flash passing through his
b2t, leaving a hole as large as a fist,
th<!r? down his ueck and through the
plow handle into the ground. The victim,
who was ill for several days, fi"
eauy recuvereu, uut uc uas cuui?; avow
his memory.
A Good Field.
There is a big field for missionary
work in Wyoming. Oat of a population
of about 75,000 in a large district it is
estimated that less than 3,000 are
evaneelical Christians, and they are
widely scattered over the 97, 000 miles
of country in which the centers of
population are from 50 to 75 miles
Ee is the Man who Killed Governor
Geobel, of Kentucky.
A dispatch from Frankfort, Ky., says
James B. Howard, who has been on 1
trial fcr the past ten days charge^ with
i hcino- a nrinrvnal in the assassination nf
? r ?r? ?
William Goebel, was fouud guilty
Wednesday, the jury fixing his punishment
at death. !
The faet that the jury had deliberated i
all of yesterday afternoon without rea- ,
ching a verdict led to the belief that it ,
was fcQpeles&l? divided and this fact
made the verdict a shock to Howard (
and those who hoped fvr his ultimate 1
acquitttal. '
Howard did not lose his composure '
when the verdict calling for the cx 1
treme penalty of the law read in the
crowded Court room. H3 glanced at '
hia attorneys, who sat beside him, and i
smiled and said nothing. After the ;
jury had been discharged Howard was ]
taken baok to the jul ani here f^r the '
first time he be trayed emotion. He
called for a pen and paper ncd wrote a '
long letter to his wife, daring which
tears coursed down his cheeks. He was .
joined later by his attorneys, who spent ]
a good part of tbe day in conference ]
with him in regard to the motion for a
new trial, wbi-jh will be filed to-morrow, '
and other matters in connection with '
the case. !
Howard and his friends are very '
bitter in their denunciation of wit- .
nesses who, it is charged, were in the !
conppiracy to murder Groebel, and who ]
have since been manufacturing testimony
against others in order to obtain \
immunity for themselves.
"Jim" Howard, as he is commonly (
knovyn in the mountains, ia a strik- i
ingly handsome man, 44 years of age, !
and would be one of the last to be ^
p;intcd out by a stranger as the man
oa trial. He had the record, however,
of king the leader of the Howard- 1
White faction in the Baker-Howard
feud in Ciay County, in which namer- j
ous lives were taken. He had killed
George Baker and was suspected of the *
aesassinatian of Tom Baker, who was
killed after the same fashion as Goebel !
was, and Howard's frieu^s believe that 1
these facts fcad very much to do with
the making off the verdict sentencing ]
him to the gallfrwa.
M?L . i -_/> TT in -f <
.ine mat 01 nemy sh. iouisey, 01
Newport, will be called at Geergetown
next Friday.
Will ba Made by the Militia at the j
State Fair !
The State says it looks now very <
much as if the military feature of the i
coming State fair is going to be a 1
splendid success. Gen. Floyd feels j
very much gratified at the large num- (
ber of letters he has received from com- <
panies in all parts of the State. He j
stated Thursday that he had every rea- .
son to believe tbat the following com- '
mands would be present, giving two 1
full regiments and a battalion of in- j
fantry, besides the naval militia force (
and there is s possibility of two more ,
companijs of infantry, those from j
Spartanburg and Clifton, and some .
cavalry comine:
Fort Mill Light Infantry, Co. M.
Greenville Light Infantry, Co. A
Smythe Rifles, Pelzsr, Co. C.
Honea Path Guards, Co. H.
Abbeville Volunteers, Co. D.
Greenwood Guards, Co. ? ,
Liberty Hill Rifles, Co. B.
Jasper Light Infantry, Yorkville, '
Co. L.
Lee Light Infantry, Chester, Co. I.
Hazel wood Rifles, Cornwell, Chester
ounty, Co. G,
Kershaw Guards, Camden, Co. A.
Bamberg Guards, Bamberg, Co. B. *
Tillman Volunteers, Orangeburg, Co.
Elisto Rifles, Orangeburg, Co. F.
Richland Volunteers, Columbia, Co.
Tammonsviiie Uuards, Timmonsviiie,
Co. E.
. Fort Motte Guard, Fort Motte, Co. G-.
Sumter Light Infantry, Sumter, Co.
Georgetown Rifles, Georgetown. Co.
Governor's Guards, Columbia, Co. L.
Sumter Guards, Charleston.
Washington Light Infantry.
German Fusiliers.
Irish Volunteers.
Pa'metto Guards.
Lafayette Artillery, Second division,
Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, Third
division, Beaufort.
It is thus 6een t&at practically the
entire military force of the State, with
the exception of the calvalry regiment,
expects to be here fair week. There is
but one battery of artillery, the German
Artillery of Charleston, and every
effort will be made to have this organization
attend and take part in the
There are 11 troops of cavalry in the
State. There is no reason why many
- i ii I _
ot tnem coma to: riae wrougn me
country to attend the ' encampment.
Many of them will no doubt make the
attempt. One, it is said, is almost certain
to do so.
All things considered it looks as if
the military features of the State fair is
going to be on? of the best. If it
proves to be 60 Gen. Floyd will have
reason to be proud of his work.
Porto Ricans Can Vote.
The Board of Supervisors of Election
of Baltimore, acting upoa the advice
of counsel, has decided that natives of
Porto R;co who have resided in the
State for a year and in the county for
six months, when otherwise qualified,
may vote in the elections: that they
are citizens of the United States, and
as such are required to conform to the
loeal laws only. v
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic ^ Invigorator has
been used in my family and I am perfectly
satisfied that it is all, and will
do all, you claim for it. Yours truly, |
A. B. C. Dorsey.
P. S.?I am using it now myself.
It's doing me good.?Sold by The Murray
Drug Co., Columbia, 8. C., and all
druggists. tf
The New York World Gives Hanna
an Object Lesson
Under ihc heading of ' Facts About
Trusts" the Sew York World continues
to oonsider the epigram of Hanna,
"There is cot a tiu t in the entire*
United States." First, The World gave
a brief bnt comprehensive history of
( Tio tcirs t.rnstand its workices. and the
second trust thus considered i3 the salt
trust, of which The World says:
The salt trust, known as the National
Salt company of New Jersey, was incorporated
March 20, 1899. Its capital
is $12,000 000. This company has
i .natural monopoly in interior states,
while a tariff duty averaging about 50
per cent gives to it an artificial monopoly
on the coast. It is also said to
have an understanding with the salt union
of Great Britaiii. Under existing
conditions this trust is likely to add the
Pull tariff duty to the price of its proiuct,
which will amount to between
54 000,000 and $5,000,000 a year.
The general belief is that this trust
is controlled by the Standard Oil people.
Its New York offices are in the
building of the Standard Oil company,
uid the Standard Oil attorneys in Ohio
if in cnif orVit*
Jit Y w <*C V4. 1VA XV vuw DU.V hrtva5uv
i?ainbt it in that state for the purpose
)f testing its powers.
The trust has closed one plant which
it owns and several other plants which
it has leased.
Since the trust has been established
lairv farmers in Michigan, at the
?orks, have been obliged to pay 55
;ents ? barrel, initead of 35 cents, tbe
price in 1896. In New York city dairy
jalt costs $1 40 instead of $1, the cost
:n 1896, and $1 10, the cost in 1897
[n other interior states which do not
;hemseives prodcce salt the prioe 1 as
jeen about doubled.
Prices began to increase the moment
:he salt-makers got their duty and-p'eriected
their combination. Salt had not
)nly been comparatively cheap under
he Wileon tariff, when it was on the
ree list, but domestic production had
ncreased more thi.n importations.
The addition of the tariff tax to the
11^*0 c.f tVio nrndiiftt won If?
ilone make a profit of almost 64 per
sent, on the trust's common stock.
Evidently, The World intends to
ceep up these les;oas on trusts. They
jonstitute the best answer that could
se'given to Hanna'e foolish statement,
*nd the national committee of the Denooratia
primary party would do well
:o circulate them as campaign literature.
A point to which attention should be
lirected is that the tariff makes possible
the salt trust, just as it promotes
:he wire trust and-all other trusts. In
proposing to remove, the .tariff from
jlasses of gooda mide-tir controlled by
:he trusts aod "thus allowing competition
from abroad, the Demccrats offer
in effective and a practical remedy, for
m examination of the matter, such.-as
rhe World has made, shows that in
1 J-l- ?v?
aeariy every case iuu puwci ui nuc uuoi
is fostered by the tariff which shuts
sat foreign goods and allows a domestic
monopoly which can fix prices *nd regulate
the market to suit its own purposes
?The State. ?
Casket Was Swept Away in the
Galveston Storm
The storm which so recently swept
Galveston played havoc with the cemeteries,
Mountains of debris are piled
ap in them, mounds were leveled,
bodies disinterred and vaults crumbled*
In the recent vault at Lake Vie
cemetery were the remains of Charles
Coghlan, the actor. The vault in which
the body reposed was a heavy granite
structure of beautiful architectural design.
This vault was not spared. The
combined force of wind and waves uprooted
the foundation and tossed aside
the heavy granite blocks like so much
paper. The CoghlaD casket was caught
in *.Ha swift finrrenfc and has never since
been seen. It may have fl >ated out to
sea or op the upper bay.
To those in whose care the remains
of the dead aotor had been intrusted
this freak of the storm has caused considerable
worry. A force of men surveyed
the cemetery and surrounding
country today, hoping to find some
trace of the missing casket, but their
searching was unrewarded.
Coghlan died at the Tremont Hotel,
Gaveston, November 27,1898, after an
illness of about four weeks. He came
here with his company, starring in the
''Royal Box." Upon his arrival lie
became suddenly sick, but his illness
did not assume a serious form until
about two days before his death. At
the time of his death it was the intention
of his wife to have the remains reshipped
to St. Louis for cremation,
Coughlan's dying request being that his
body be disposed of ia this way. For
some reason his wife did not have the
remains shipped, but placed them temporarily
in a receiving vault, expecting
to have them sent East this winter and
the wish of tbe dead actor and playwriter
carried out. All of the city sex
tons in Galveston were drowned with
their families."
Boers Destroy Things.
A. dispatch from LoreDzo Marquez,
South Africa, says: Gen. Ian Hamilton's
division and that of Gen. PoleCarew
have entered Komaffpoort. Not
a shot was fired nor a Boer seen during
the march. Evidences of the enemy's
destructiveness were everywhere
to be seen. The bridges have been dynamited,
the stores, buildings and
homesteads looted and burned, as had
also the railway property, all the chief
stations being mere masses of smoking
ruins, among them Kaap Muiden,
Hectorspruit and Komatipoort. At the
last place there is an enormous area
over which the Boers have wrought destruction.
Struck by a Tornado.
Two rersons were killed and thirteen
injured iu the tornado and cloudburst
which struck Ferguson, Iova, Wednesday.
The dead are: George, aged 3,
and Elmo, aged 1, children of John
Lovelady. Three persons were fatally
injured and the other ten sustained
only minor bruises and will recover.
Half a dozen houses, including the
Hutson hotel and the St. Paul Railroad
depot, were demolished.
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Senator Tillman Wants Some
From South Carolina.
Chairman Jones Urges Others j>
Follow This Example. Money 4
Needed for Speakers In
Ooub fu! States.
The Columbia Kecord says Senator
Tillman, the member 'rom South Carolina
of the national Democratic committee,
has again telegraphed to Colonel
Wilie Jones, chairman of the South
Carolina Democracy, urging him to
raise a fund for the employment of $
Bryan speakers. In response to this
appeal. Colonel Jones has issued the
following letter to the chairmen of the
county Democratic executive committees:
Dear Sir: I have just received a
telegram from Senator Tillman, our
national committeeman, who is with
the national committee in Chicago,
earnestly requesting me to call on the
people in the state for contributions in
aid of the national Democratic party.
The money is to be used to defray tie -3
expenses of speakers in the doubtful
states. While we all realize that South
Carolina will go for Bryan, it is cer- 4
tainly our; duty to do what we can to
help cur Democratic friends in the <
doubtful states. I will thank you to
take tip this very important matter at :'
once and call upon all club presidents
in your county, and the people general
iy, co caKe up a couecuoa among we
faitlifui, and please remit sums so collected
to Col. U. X. G-unter, Jr., secretary,
or to me as chairman, and the
same will be remitted to the chairman
of the national Democratic committee.
Yours truly,
VViiie Joles, Chairman.
Colonel Jones earnestly hopes the
county chairman will make vigorous
efforts to raise money for this purpose.
Senator Tillman expects South Carolina
to contribute $4,000, or an average
of $100 to the county. It takes work ytc
raise such a sum.
The first contribution came in this morning
and was from Marion county.
P. B. Hamer remitted a check for $60
for the Democrats of that county.'
Weekly Cotton Statement.
Sec Hester's weekly ?ew Orleans
cotton exchange statement issued today ;
shows the amount of cotton brought
into si g tit for the week ending this -if
afternoon to be 339 222 bales, against
339,729 for the corresponding time
last year and 368,593 year before
This brings the total of the crop
moved into sight for the 28 days of the
new season to 812,222, against 995,859
last year, "and 830,270 year before.
Receipts at all United States ports
since Sept. 1 were 561,843 bales,
against 691,259 last year; overland,
across the Mississippi, Ohio and
Potomac rivers to northern mills and
Canada 17,892, against 50,173 last year;
interior stocks in excess of Sept. 1st, '
123,115, against 132,801; sonthhrn
mill takings 109,372, against 121,626.
Foreign exports since Sept. ^ 1" have
been Z3U ,424, against 1 last year.
The total takings of American mills
north and south and Canada thus far
for the season have been 161,144
against 215,600 last year.
Sinoe the close of the commercial
year stocks at American ports and the
29 leading southern interior centres
have been increased 440,654 bales,
against an increase for the same period
last season of 3?0,269. Including
amounts left over from the last crop
the supply to date is 934,756, against
1.614,757 for the same period last year.
Killed'by His Prisoner.
U1U Vjrcui gc <* J nui?.w ??iu)
was shot and killed about two miles below
Eiberton, Gra., Thursday morning by
Will Brausch, a negro. Brausch,
who had been charged with - stealing
cotton, and had wounded a young man
named Miles, who attempted to arrest
him, was arrested by Bell and another
man. While under arrest Brausch
snatched a shotgun from Bell's hands,
blew o5 the top of his head with it and >v
escaped.. Posses are ont searching for
Brausch, and if he be captured by
others tnan the sheriff he is likely to
be severely dealt with by a mob.
Shot by Burglars.
Hon. Charles A. Collier, on of the
most prominent citizens in Atlania and
known generally throughout the South *S
was found early Wednesday morning
lying at the foot of the stairs in a yard
back of his residence, with a bullet
hole in his left side in the region of his
heart. Before laspicg into unconsciousness
flnllier uttered bat, fine word 'Stir
glare." Collier did not recovered con- >
scioasn?ss and died Friday morning.- ? -
His pistol was found back of him under
the stairs. HLs head and hand were
badly bruised.
Gorman Sees Victory.
'Es-Senator Germans believes that
Bryan and Stevenson will win. <lIdo
not believe eitber party has made a
canvass which would warrant a conclusion
as to the probable result of the
election," he said to a reporter. "It
is several weeks before the election and
campaigns ran more or less in waves.
There is a drift?a very derided drift?
in favor of the Democrats, which justifies
the hope that J3ry*a will be elec.
_ j *
iea. jroiiijcji voauuions seein mucn
as they were in '92;'"
Cracksmen in Spartanbnrg.
Thursday night after midnight some
burglars endeavored to force open the
safe at the Palmetto Roller Mills, Spartanburg,
in which was some money and'
a quantity of valuable papers. The
front and side doors~to the mill were '
forced open, and two drills were driven
several mch.es in the front of the safe.
The burglars were evidently fricht^nw?
away or made too much, noise, for they
left the mill without cracking the safe
?r taking anything.
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