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Tremendous Ovation Given to the ,
People's Charrp'on.
Countless Thousands Cheer Him. <
and He Speaks to Multitudes :
of People at D-ffer- i
ert Places. i
William Jennings Brjan arrived in ,
New York a" three o'clock on Tuesday <
of Isat week. His reception was an '
emphatic ovation. As the train steam- (
ed into annex o? the Grand Central
<3er>ot that Dart of the immense build ,
log was packed with a waiting multi- i
tude. Bryan was driven to the Roff- ;
man hcir-eic an open carriage in which i
he eat next to Richard Croker, snd '
with uncovered head bo*ed and smiled
to the thousands who cheered him. I
Forty second street presented an ani- i
mated scene. From Lesingtin avenue <
on one side to Sixth avenue on the oth- I
er, the sidewalks were lined with the <
As the time-approachcd for the ar- i
rival of the train the reception com- 3
mittee started in to n-ove further and i
further along side the track. At this
point the police lines were n ade inc-f- ;
fectual by a regular football rash. <
"While the reception committee were 1
wa^tinc everv possible inch of scace on )
stairs, as windows, platforms, and on
- the big bridges crossing the depot was I
occupied. The narrow passage way ;
alosg the tracks was a mass of people ]
> when the engine of the Br\an train (
/ -r* ble.w. its warning whistle. Then caine (
'( .the macl scramble to reach the rear car i
V'~ of the train in which Col. Bryan was i
supposed to be. Mr. Croker, Mr. Hearst i
and the other members of the reception !
' "committee tried to walk in a dignified
manner towards the train to greet the
* . presidential candidate, but the crowd i
, ? ' was too 'great. They were pushed and :
4 . shoved and hustled along until they i
, had 'almost to break into a ran before i
^ -tirey -could swing themselves on the i
.rear-tplatform a&d give Col. Bryan i
** /' greeting.
v Meanwhile the crowd had worked it- j
1 sell.unto what it considered a proper ;
. degree of enthusiasm. It cheered and i
: /NaaHossd as Bryan stepped on the plat
_ "'fdrsnk - r Then, escorted by Richard <
- " JCiokex an'd the committee he began the i
journey toward the street. A number
-r of people grasped Bryan's hands, the
> > candidate smiled good Daturedly i
through it all,. in spit) of the fact that .
- 4 both he and Mr. Croker were being j
rather roughly jostled about. As he i
entered the open carriage and took his j
bowed on every side. lucnarcL ]
Croker sat next to him, while Mr.
Hearst and Mr.- Shevlin occupied the i
r.^ other two seats in the carriage. It :
.^^took some time to clear a passage way i
_'i|P"Tk jrorty-second street, out it was nnaily
managed and then the carriages in ;
r- which were the reception committee
members started for the Hoffman
Bryan reached the Hoffman house at <
3:20 p. m. All the way down Fifth
avenue he wa3 cheered by the crowds
that lined the thoroughfare. The
demonstration 3s Bryan left his carriage
and entered the Twenty-sixth
street entrances of the hotel was a
repetition of that along the line. Bryan
at once went to his rooms. A few
i minutes liter he received a delegation
' from St. Matthew's Litheran church,
North Fifth street, Brooklyn. Eev.
Augustus Summers, the pastor, presented
him with a goldheaded cane
whifth had been won bv Bryan in re
ceiving the largest number of votes at a
fair held by the church. He made a
speech of thanks and then retired to
rest before the banquet. Four hours
before the time set for the opening of
thfc doors, 5:30 o'clock, Madison Square
garden, where Bryan and the head of
the State Democratic ticket, John B.
Stanchfield, spoke, was besieged by
crowds. Throngs gathered and massed
before the two main entrances to the
building on Fourth and Madison avenues
as early as 2 o'clock hoping to get
in when the deors were first opened.
At 5:30 o'clock to the minute the
sound of exploding bombs outside the
garden announced the opening of the
doors. Instantly there was a great
rush by the people from Madison ave
Due hallway and from the TwentySixth
street entrance, which, according
to police arrangements, was to be
kept clear for ticket holders. In the
first rash were a few women who got
seats near the speaker's stand. In less
than 10 minutes every seat on the floor
was taken, and the crowd which had
begun to pour in from all sides, attacked
the gallaries. Five minutes
later saw the balcony and a part of the
galleries black with people. The rush
was then over, but there came a steal
atream through the principal doors and
all empty seat3 were soon filled. The
crowu UiU iiUb ajjpiai uian iu uc
demonstrative. When the lights were
all turned on there came a brief chesr.
The big semi-circular electrical display
over the speaker's stand bere the portraits
of the two Democratic candidates
the Democratic emblem and the Democratic
watchword, credited to Mr.
Creker, "We wish to remain free people,"
in great letters of light.
Then the band struck up a national
air, and as the people recognized "Yankee
Doouie" they got up in their seats,
with uncovered heacs, and as they
waved thousands of small American
flags, shouted out the words of the song.
The Garden was decorated in the national
colors only. Screamers radiated
trom the centre of the roof, underneath
fhe skylight, to the heads of the iron
pillars over the galleries, and festoons
of fugs, with the colors of the different
States, lined the gallieries. The speaker's
stand was draped simply with
f American flags and red, white and
blue bunting. At 6:30 o'clock the
only seat3 remaining vacant ic the entire
Garden was an occassional bos,
the tickets for which remained good
until 7 o'clock. The crowd was orderly
and frequent performances by the band
brought forth enthusiasm. The arrival
of prominent Tammany men before
the meeting brought forth the
first applause of the evening. As 7
o'clock approached, the hour when Col.
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Br>an was expected to arrive, the
irowa began to warm up. The Garden
vas jammed. The police kept the i
isles prett? well cleared and %back of j
eailery seats there - was not anMnch of
ivailaDle epace.
Bryan entered the Garden at 7:15
>'clock. As the face of Mr. Croker,
3thind which appeared Bryan was seen,
:he crowd burst forth in one great proonged
yeli. Everyone stood tip toe
jn his seat and the Garden was a sea
Df waving ftigs. As Col. Bryan, esjorted
by Mr. Croker, mounted the
speaker's stand, the cheering was continuous.
The two climbed the stairs
md made iheir way to the front of the
reception committee. Bryan and Mr.
Croker frequently responded to the
:heericg by bowing to the vast audience
jnd the faces of both men were wreathsd
in sxiies. Just behind the two as
Lhey mounted the platform, was Mayor
Van Wjck, escorted by Edward M.
Shephard. who acted as chairman of the
meeting. The cheering continued; now
dying down, now being renewed with
increased vigor. It continued for five
minutes, not abating when Bryan rose
to his feet and raised his hand. Mr.
Croker pulled him back into his seat.
The cheering went on. Then Mr.
Oroker rose, hesitated a moment, then
raised his hand for silence. Instead
}f ceasiDg the eroded broke forth louder
ihan ever. Do what he could, Mr.
broker could not silencc the crowd.
Alter nearly 15 minutes of cheering
the applause began to decrease. Miauled
with cheers and hisses; the latter
tor silence, iasted a minute longer.
"Three cheers for the next president,"
brought out a final cheer but
in effort to repeat it was drowned in
jries of "Put them out." The cn
thusiasm nearly carried the crowd away
The throng at Madison avenue end of
the garden jammed down at the aisles
icd the sixty odd policemen at that
point had to do sincere battle with the
;rowd to keep it under control. When
luiet was restored, Mr. Oroker rose,
took Mr. Shephard by the hand ana
introduced him to the audience as
chairman of the meeting. Before Mr.
Shephard could get into the pubject
"imperialism," to which his address
was devoted, the crowd got so impatient
bo hear Bryan that Mr. Shephard could
not ^proceed. He suddenly stopped
and introduced President Gruggenheim
of the council, who offered the formal
resolution of the evening. They welcomed
Bryan and Stevenson to New
Fork, approved the Kansas City platform;
opposed imperialism; protested
against an enormous standing army as
a menance to the republic; praised the
volunteer army as being sufficient in
emergency; opposed entangling foreign
alliances; sympathized with the
Boers; denounced trusts; pledged the
party to bring back to the people constitutional
government and charged the
Republicans with having raised a gigantic
corruption fund to debauch the
lufirage. The resolutions were cheerior
joryan, ana Mr. bhephard
at once introduced the latter.
Bryan stepped to the railing about
the stand, as the throng broke afresh
into cheers. He raised his hand for
silence, but the cheers did not subside.
Bryan was dressed simply in a black
with a short sack coat.
"Three cheers for our next president,"
came up from the audience,
Bryan raising his hand in depreciation.
The crowd was about to become quiet
when with a boom and a flash of fire a
flashlight bomb went o5 in the centre
of the room. Women shrieked and
the men yelled, not knowing what it
was. There was great disorder for a
minute and calls xor police. A dozen
policemen mshed to the spot where the
man sat who had fired the bomb, grabbed
him and hustled him and his camera
out into the aisle and out of the
garden. Bryan had stopped quietly
at the rail on the platform. There was
another attempt to renew the cheering
hisses greeted it and Col. Bryan commenced
Ha began quietly, his voice being
scarcely audibie a hundred feet away
from the stand, but' he gradually spoke
louder and in a moment his voice could
be heard by the galleries.
Ooi. Bryan began by referring to the
vast audience before him ana said that
it indicated an interesting campaign
which mu3t be gratifying to all who
realized the importance of the questions
involved. He declared that he was
not vain enough to accept the enthusiasm
manifested as a personal tribute to
himself, because he said, "the individual
counts for nothing except that he
may be the instrument used by the
people to carry out their will." He
immediately entered upon the defense
of the Democratic causes.
To Check Coercion.
Chairman Jones of the Democratic
national committee and Wm. R. Hearst,
president of the national association of
the Democratic issued the following
To the Democratic Clubs:
In the free exercise of the right of
suSrage lies the safety of the republic.
Every patriotic, every honest man. is
interested in the preserving of this
right at all hazaids. Will you, therefore,
every man of you, please report
promptly to one of us, every instance
coming to your knowledge of any attempt
to coerce or intimidate any voter
by any employer, whether a single perc
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Li) a vi v.vi^uiauvuj o?u\x
whether atterapted by threat, by pretense
of orders received conditioned on
the election of McKinley, or otherwise?
Every such offender deserves, like
Cain, to be ''a fugitive and a vagabond"
on the face of the earth, and
the public ought to know who they are.
James K. Jones.
William R. Hearst.
A Great Meeting.
A dispatch from New York says
leaving the Hof man house Wednesday
mr>rnir. <r TVTr "R fnrnpr? Rtafp i
Committeeman Campbell and asked:
"Do yon think the Republicans
rightly gauge the significance of last
night's demonstration V
Several persons present answered in
the negative.
"The meeting carried with it,'" added
Mr. Bryan, "its own story. It was the
largest demonstration I have ever wit
ne3sed anywhere on any occasion. The
enthusiasm appeared to be sincere, and
at all the meetings of last night my
auditors appeared to be en rapport. I
am perfectly satisfied."
Testimony rf Arthur Goebel,
Brother of Murdered Governor.
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Me Maa wnn rouisev just ?iter
His Arrest Given in
Dstai'. Who Killed
The trial of Henry E. Youtsey,
charged with being a principal in the
kiliiDg of Governor Goebel, was resumed
Wednesday at Frankfort, Ky., although
Youtsey wao reported in the
same condition as last week. His
room door was opened and his bed
pulled up in plain view aod hearing of
the jury and while the witnesses were
k^in.?ovi!T>ir>r?r? Ynnts^v nnn'd hp heaid
calling bis wife's nam? in a hollow
moaning voice and could bo seen to be
sitting on his bed.
The feature of the day was the testimony
of Arthur Goebel, brother of
the dead governor. He told of going
to thejiil the cay Youtsey was arrested
and then said:
"I put my left hand on Mr. Youtsey's
right shoulder and said: 'Mr.
Youtsey, Colonel Campbell has just returned
and told me what ycu have said
to him and I have come over to have
you tell me what you hava told him, to
tell me whether it is true, and to ask
you a few other questions'. Mr. Youtsey
said: 'Yes, Mr. Goebel, what I
have told Colonel Campbell is true.'
"I then said to Youtsey: "Now I
would like to have you tell me about
getting the key on Monday morning
O r\ ? J _ r\: M
irom rowers aua soouo i/ics. ^umus
and about going to ec-e Taylor ana also
about goiDg to see Taylor on Tuesday
morning and where you got the cartridges.'
Youtsey said: 'Ju-tasltold
Colonel Campbell, I had a taik with
D:ck Combs on Monday morning and
he told me that he was ready to do
the shooting and I went to Caleb Powers
for the key to his office and he
told me to go to John Powers. I went
to John Powers and John Powers gave
me the key. I went to Governor Taylor
and told him that Dick Combs was
ready to do the shooticg. Governor
To^Iat caif3* "Yah michr nfit tftfiftme
~ ?f -v- ?o? ?
to ine about this. I have been expecting
this to be done for some time, but
I object to have a Negro do it. It is
too important a piice of work. Combs
may be a spy and he may betray us."
Yojitsey hesitated and i said: 'Very
*"~7V^* **^
Taylor and on Tuesday morning I went
back to him and said: The man to do
the shooting is now here.' I interrupted
Youtsey there and said: 'You have
told Colonel Campbell the Dame of that
man and that is one reason why I came
over here to see you. Now if you know
that much you can also give me the
nirrifl nf the man. and Mr. Youtsev
said: '7?7ell, I told him Jim Howard
was here; that I thought he got here
Monday night.'
"I asked: 'What else did Taylor
say?' Youtsey said: 'Governor Taylor
walked up and down the floor
and said: 'Youtsey, what da you
think. If Goebel is killed, do you
think I could hold my office?' He discussed
that matter talking to me back
and forth and I said to him I thought
if Goebel was put out of the way that
the contest would be settled and that
he could hold his offise. Finally I
said to him as Governor Taylor hesitated
still: 'It is up to you to decide now
finally whether it is to be done or not,'
and after some hesitation Youtsey
stated that Tylor said finally:
'"Well, tell them to go ahead. It
is necessary, I can send the man to
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me mountains wxtu & ui oviuicio.
I said: 'Did he say anything about
pardoniDg him?' and Youtsey said:
'ics, that is so.' He said: 'If it is
necessary I can pardon him and he will
be safe enough.' Youtaey then stopped
and I asked 'What did you do then?
You told Colonel Campbell, as he told
me, that you left certain people into
Powers' office.'
"Youtsey eaid: 'I went back and reported.
I told Berry Howard and
Dick Combs and Jim Howard to go and
be in the hall of the executive building
and 1 then left.' I said, 'What did
you do?'
*'Youtsey said: 'I went and got the
cartridges. When I went back Berry
Howard, Dick Combs and Jim Howard,
were in the hali and I unlocked the
door and let them in and gave them the
cartridges.' I again interrupted and
asked Youtsev as to whom he had given
the cartridges and he said: 'I gave
them to Jim Howard. He was the last
man who went in the door.'
"I said: 'HowGmany did you give
him?' and he said: lI gave him the
whole box.' I said: 'Mr. Youtsey who
fired the shot?' and he said: "I cannot
tell you, 1 didn't sec him.' I said:
'What did you do when you let him
in? He said: 'I stood near the door.'
I said: 'You gave the cartridges to
Jim Howard?'
" 'Yes, sir.'
" Where did you get the cartridges?'.
"He said: 'I got them from Powell
p. ni VT.:_
Cu uiemeuts uu iuiiiu aiieet m vmiyiunati.
Oq the 22nd of January I wrote
them and told them to send a box of
33 55 smokeless steel cartridges, Winchesters.'
"I said: 'Was he shot with a Winchester
rifle?' He said: "The cartridges
fit either a Winchester or a Marlin.'
'"I said: 'How much did you send
"He said: 'I sent them a postoffice
viU'vi Wi CI uvua:,
"Mr. Youtsey then stopped and I
said to him: 'Mr. Youtsey, you have
jast told Colonel Campbell and told me
that Monday morning you went to Governor
Taylor and toid him that Dick
Combs was ready to do the shooting if
Taylor objected and now you tell me
on Tuesday morning you let Dick
Combs into the office. How is that?'
Youtsey hesitated and finally said:
'Well, those were the thiee men I let
in.' J looked at him and said: 'They
also say that Berry Ecward was in the
left hand lobby of the legislature and
you say tou let him in that room.'
Youtsey finally said: 'Those are the
three men I let in the room."
Set Afloat in Many" Quarters to
Frigkten the People.
Senator J. K. Jones, chairman of |
the Democratic national commute made
Thursday the following statement:
<4It has been the fashion for the Republicans
for some years to denounce
Democrats as anarchists, revolutionists
and the like, and the Republican party
seems to have a monopoly of revolutionary
suggestions just now.
'We see a secretary of the treasury
in an eifort to disturb the bus'acss of
the country for political effcct, suggesting
that Mr. Bryan, in case of his
election, would deliberately evade the
law, with a purpose as unstatesmanlike
and unpatriotic as his own in making
this sucgestion. Fortunately Mr. Bry?
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an has been oeiore :ne puonc joug
enough *for every one to know that
tricks and false pretenses are not. among
hi3 weapons, and suggestions of this
kind excite contempt.
'"But worse than this is the fact that
other men who should despise such
pretenses, affect to believe that in case
Mr. Bryan shall be elected, he will
pack the iupreme court for purposes
of h's own. Can it be possible
men themselves actually contemplate
such revolutionary methods in case Mc
Kiclcy shall be elected? Certainly no
such revolutionary ^schemes have been
acvocated or even suggested by any
Democrat of whom I h ?ve ever heard.
There is nothing in an., JJer^ocradc
- ? ^e
platform or in tne utterances 01 auy
assemblage of Democrats or of any
single leading Democrat to suggest
such an idea. The suggestions originate
only with Republicans and seem to
show when once the party has abandoned
the principles of the constitution,
to which extraordinary lengths its extreme
members are likely to go. This
manifestation is of itself a strong argument
for a return to a strict observance
of the principles of the constitution
and of Democratic doctrine and j
"I repeat that there is nothing in.
any Democratic utterance on which
fear of 'attack upon the supreme court'
can be founded. The construction put
upon expressions in the Democratic
platform of 1896, which were perverted
and misconstrued as a basis for
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such charges, was unwarranted ana uatrue.
No such purpose has ever entered
the mind of any Democrat, but
the leading idea with Democrats everywhere
is to return to the principles of
the constitution and to faithfully ad
minister the laws as written."
Defeated In Verbal Battle With Chicago
Stock Yard Men.
A dispatoh from Chicago to the
Philadelphia Times says: Seantor
Mark Hanna had an experience recently
which he will never forget. The
County Republican committee induced
him to attempt a speech in the Twentyninth
ward?the stock yards Democratic
stronghold. The sceae was a tent
and there were 6,000 men in it.
When Senator Hanna was introduced
pandemonium reigned. He stood his
ground, but for half an hour could not
say a word. There was a continuous
storm of jeers and hisses. The name
Bryan was shouted and Bryan banners
^ fVi a oir
a LIU llLHUgldpuo ttargu iu me an,
When a sembl; ice of quiet came Hanna's
voice was heard declaring that
Bryan had trampled on the ?Ug in the
Philippines. He was allowed to go no
A man jumped on a chair and cried
out: "How did you get your money?"
"I earned every dollar of it by honest
labor," said the senator, "and I am
paying my employes the highest wages
in their line paid in the United States."
"No, sir," said the man, "you did
not earn it. You made it off labor and
through trusts you formed." "How
about the coal miners?" yelled another.
'The miners' strike will be settled
to-morrow," shouted Hanna, "and
when President Mitchell comes back
ask him who secured the 10 per cent,
advance for the miners,"
To this a hundred voices answered
that he had the operators grant the
10 per cent raise for the purpose of
coercing the miners to vote for McKinley
and that they wouid all be lired as
soon as the election was over.
Once again the senator tried to speak.
"Every dollar I ever had I?"
"Stole," sho.uted 1,GOO men in the
"How about the seamen you threw
out of jobs?" was shouted.
"I defy anyone to prove that I pay
my seamen any but the highest wages;
they are all working, too.'1
"You cat down the pay of your longshoremen
in Cieveland."
"That is a damn lie," cried Hanna.
"louaro a scaD, snouted. tne aisturber.
'Why did congress turn down the
"Oars was the only goveromenf in
the world to exteBd sympathy to the
Boers. Congress went to the limit of
its powers," was Hanna's answer.
"How about Webster David?" asked
"He got $100,000 for what he did."
"Mark Hanna, that is a lie; I know
Davis and he would not do that."
"It will be proved soon. Ee went
to the Boers and represented himself
as secretary of state. Davis proved
himseif to be a traitor to his country
as well as to his party."
Each of Hanna's statements was
broken by shouts of "how about the
"Who made it necessary for tbe
Pennsylvania coal miners to strike?"
"How about that full dinner pail?"
Senator Hanna's weak physical condition
finally began to ebow the effects
of the terrific ordeal. He grew very
weak and was helped from tbe stage.
Heads on the "Wall.
The Pekin column of the Pao Ting
Fu expedition arrived at a poin: six
miles south of Chi Chow Thursday
without eneouuteriagopposition. They
found the heads of 14 Boxers on the
walls at Chou Choon and they killed
seven of the imperial troops.
Cotton Picking Nearing Completion
in Texas.
Seme Localities in South Carolina
Rupert Cotton Blooming
and Fruiting Freely
at this Late Date.
Mr. J. YV. Biuer, section director of
the weather bureau service, has given
Tbe Scate the following weekly sumrcaiy
of weather and crop conditions
issued i'roaa the New Orleans station:
Marked changes are reported in the
mean temperature from that of the
weekending Oct. 8th. Deficiencies are
noted at all regular weather bureau
stations in the cotton belt, except Wilmington,
N. C-, and in Louisiana, Mississippi,
and Texas the temperatures
ranaged from 4 to 7 degrees below normal.
Practically no precipitation was recorded
during the week in Texas,
Louisiana, south Mississippi and the
south portion of Alabama, and only
light showers fell at scattered places in
Arkansas and Oklahoma; in all other
sections of the cotton belt rainfall was
plentiful and -in some States so fre
<iuent and copious as to interfere witn
field work. The telegraphic report of
the Atlanta district was not received
in time for u?e in the preparation of
the charts, but the total rainfall is
given (in inche?) as follows: Atlanta,
70; Chattanooga, 3 20; Columbia, 10;
Gainesville, 70; Greenville. T; Griffin,
50; Macon, 30; Newoan, 70; Home,
1,00; Spartanburg, 90; Toccoa, 50;
West Point, 40.
The fol!o*iog ate telegraphic summaries
from climate and crop sections
of the weather bureau in the cotton
belt and Cuba:.
Louisiana?Cotton picking is rapidly
approaching comple;ion in many localities
and about three-fourths of the
crop in this State, as a whole, has been
gathered. All correspondents report
cotton being ginned and marketed as
fast as picked.
But little rice remains in the field
uncut, threshing is io full progress
throughout the rice district and nearly
all rice mills are running to their fullest
mi_ -' il.. 1-4.L
Jine eaowers uuriug me lauiei
of last week were followed by a decided
drop in temperature and, with the exception
of light, local showers, fair'
weather with light temperatures below
normal has prevailed since. Fox^gttgar
cane, these conditions at this .'season
are ilrcost ideal, and wnilo-tW, o?no
QOTg hrinjr nnf nn?j grrtnn^j on aCCOUnt
of being too green, is not yielding the
quantity of sugar expected, it is ripening
and increasing in sugar content
very rapidly. A large additional number
of mills will begin operations during
the coming week. Fall planting
and wind rowing sugar cane for seed
is progressing.
Texas?Dry, cool week, very favorable
for out door work; catton picking
progressing rapidly, nearing completion
in some localities, while not over half
completed in other sections, complaints
that pickers are scarce come from a
few places; corn gathering progressing
nicely; sugarcane doing well and maturing;
rice harvesting continues, crop
good; rain needed for truck gardening
and plowing; wheat seeding is well under
way and with favorable weather a
good crop will be sown.
Oklahoma Territory?Weather clear
and cool and favorable for cotton picking,
which progressed rapidly, scarcity
of pickers continues; light frost occurred
on the 8th and 9th, but the damage
reported is very slight; cotton has
improved in appearance and is maturing
very fast.
Arkansas?Weather cool, light rain
general, but did not interfere seriously
with cotton pioking. which progressed
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in most seotions, while in others it is
nearing completion, most of the cotton
is open, except in a few localities
where it continues to bloom and form
squares; light frost in some localities,
no damage reported.
Mississippi?Cool and rainy weather,
quite unfavorable for gathering cotton,
opening checked, nearly through picking
in places, rain and wind reduced
grade; barley, rye and oats being
sown; turnips and late gardens im
proved; light frost in northern section
caused no damage.
Alabama?Cool and unfavorable,
with much wet weather, which damaged
cotton, retarded pioking and
caused some corn and cotton to sprout,
but favorable for fall plowing; cotton
and corn nearly all gathered, with light
vield; turnips inferior, but other minor
crops satisfactory; some oats being
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vreorgia?juaiiis uunog uie eaj:iy purtion
of the week delayed picking and
did some damage to ootton, causing it
to drop, and sprout in the boll, very
little cotton unpicked in the southern
half of the State; some wheat and oats
sown; turnips, gardens and pastures
mu^h improved.
Floiida?Week favorable for seeding
and transplanting vegetables; cotton
picking progressed where not delayed
by rains, bulk of the crop Las been
housed; orange shipments have begun,
citrus trees and pineapples doiDg well.
South Carolina?Cooler, with much
cloudiness and frequent rains interferpd
withnickincr the little cotton remain
ing in the fields, some localities report
cotton bloomiDg and fruitiDg freely,
some may mature if killing frost holds
off, sea island also fruitiDg freely:
ground in condition for plowing; June
rice harvest progressing, but too wet
to thresh; minor crops improved.
North Carolina?Cool cloudy weather,
with rains, delayed cotton picking
but improved condition of soil; new
growth started in cotton, plants and
some blooms reported, but too late to
mature; very little cotton leit in the
fields, and the grade of that is poor;
sowing winter wheat advancing rapidly
and the seeds are sprouting well.
U/ftnlr aaa! nraf rxrifT"i
lCUUvSSCC TT tta vv^v^k uuu nvW) ttava*
rain on three days; cotton picking consic
erabiy delayed, but as a rule the
bulk of the crop has been gathered, the
average crop will be short; peanuts
and sweet potatoes are being dug, and
the sowing of wheat generally begun.
Every Thing Ready for Our Great
State Fair.
Columbia, Oct. 20.?Special: Matters
are now in great shape for the
State fair. The touching up of the
grounds and buildings has been completed.
The space for the different exhibits
has been assigned, and applica4ie?na
(mm rtt-linr cvl-iHifrira are Koine
promptly answered by Seoretary Holloway
and his assistants. All the indications
point to a fair that shall
be among the greatest in all
the history of the Agricultural
Society. Not only will there be plenty
io see, but there will be p'enty of people
to see them. Ualess all signs fail
there will be a great crowd here all the
It is cxpected that every department
of the fair will be better filled with
varied exhibits than ever before?thu3
affording to visitors a view of objects
that will not only interest but advantage
also. The number of fine hor3(Son
exhibition promises to be unusually
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large, utner ieaiures win a^iaoi visitors
and entertain them also.
The encampment of the State militia
will be a grand affair. Adjutant General
Floyd estimates that there will
surely be not less than one thousand
soldiers present. The following commands
will surely be in camp, and will
take part in the parade and the competitive
First Regiment. Col. J. C. Boyd,
Jasper Light Infantry, Yorkville,
Capt. W. B. Moore.
Hazelwood Rifles of Cornwall, Chester
county. Capt. J. S. McKeown.
Morgan Rifles of Clifton, Capt. John
L. Langston.
McGowan Volunteers of Spartanburg,
Capt. Wm. McGowan.
Gsenwood Light Infantry of Greenwood,
Capt. E. M. Gaines.
Fort Mill Light Infantry of Fort Mil^
Capt. W. R. Bradford.
Lee Light Infantry of Chester, Capt.
J. C. McLure.
Second Regiment. Col. Wilie Jones,
Tillman Volunteers of Orangeburg,
Capt. J. H. Claffy.
Richland Volunteers of Columbia,
Cart. Walter N. Kirkland.
Sumter Light Iofantry, Sumter, Capt.
H. Frank Wilson.
Timmocsville Guards of Timmonsville,
Capt. W. H. Keith.
3amberg Guards of Bainberg, Capt.
W. R. Wright.
' The Kershaw 6-uards of Camden,
Capt. S. C. Zemp.
- -Governor's Guards, Columbia, Capt.
John Black,
Charleston T?'irst battalion 7 Major
Henry Schachte commanding, 200 men.
Naval militia reserves?Lafayette
Artillery, Charleston, Capt. C. L. DuBos;
Chicora Riffes, Mt. Pleasant,
Lieut. J. A.-Patjens; Beaufort Volunteer
Artillery, Beaufort, Lieut. Geo. P.
So far the following members of the
governor's staff outside of Columbia
have indicated their intention of attending:
Cols. C. J. Redding, Charleston;
A. H. Moss, Orangeburg; D. A.
Spivey, Horry; T. 0. flamer, Bennetts
ville;T. F. Brantley, Orangeburg; Geo
P. Tillman, Jr., Clark's idLiii; J no. Jb.
Folk, Bamberg; W. C. Hough, Lancaster,
and H. A. Tripp, Blacksburg.
Excellent arrangements for the quartering
and feeding of the troops have
been perfected, and nothing will be left
undone that will contribute to their
comfort. The place for the encampment
is convenient to the fair grounds,
and otherwise well adapted to the purpose.
There will be abundance of good
It is now settled that the students of
Clemson College and Winthrop College,
and the cadets of the Citadel Academy
will attend the fair for one day at least.
Clemson and Winthrop will have an
exhibit illustrating the work done by
its students. The cadets of both
Clemson and the Citadel will appear in
the parade of the troops when they are
reviewed by the governor. Seme of the
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nnest arming ever wunessea in ouu&u
Corolina may be expected of both corps.
People as a rule prefer to spend part
of each day of fair week "down street."
They want to see Columbia. And Columbia
wants to see them. So the city
folks have arranged, for every afternoon,
a street exhibition consisting of
acrobatic performances, tight-rope
walking, and other feats by first-class
Preparations are rapidly making for
the pyrotchnic displays on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday of fair week.
This will be one of the greatest attractions
of the week. It will take place in
rear of the fair grounds?where there is
a natnr*1 arrmhit.he&tre striknielv adaDt
ed for such an exhibition. Comfortable
seats will be provided for the immense
crowd that will surely attend.
Columbia's hotels and boardinghouses
could not be expected to accommodate
the throng of visitors ia f*ir
week. The management of the city
Fair Associate have therefore arranged
to have quarters in numerous private
houses in different parts of the city, on
most reasonable terms.
Here is a letter which tells of one big
Bull Swamp P. 0., Lexington Co., S. C.
Mr. Editor The State.
Dear Sar I have j ust seed in you last
Tusy paper where a Jay band was a
oomin to the Fair.
Well Sar the Ball Swamp cornet band
hes been hired to play music and I
reckon you call us a Jay band because
we are a playing cheap, but we only
want to let the people hear us once,
and we will git the Job every Fair,
When mv boys strikes up the B. R.
Tillman march written for the Ball
Swamp cornet band by Mike whit
business will suspen chilern will leave
scool and, the Columbia musicians will
go mad with envy.
We are a coming up Mondy eving, but
we wont be in town till Tusdy mornin
as we are a goin to stop in BrooklaaH
with Adam Shull Monday night. He
dont no we are comin but it will be all
Yors Truly
Bill Simpkins (
Leder of the
Bull Swamp band
Mystery of a MnrderThat
great "trunk tragedy" as it was <
known through all New Eogland way
back in 1872 when the mutilated body
of Jennie Clark was found wedged into
a trunk which had been picked up in 4
frtio Arums ri^Ar was in some rfisnects
no more mysterious than the murder
whioh was revealed Wednesday by the
finding of a man's body, decapitated
and denuded of the limbs, inva gunny
sack in Glenmore pond, near Lynn,
Mass., The police are inclined to the
belief that George E. Baily has been j
murdered aod have taken under arrest j
John C. Best, 25 years of age farm
hand, employed on the estate of which 1
the supposed victim of the murderer J
was caretaker. The police in search- i
iug the farm house where the men live, }
found in the barn cellar an axe which
bore blood stains but it is not certain
thev are of human blood, some stains 1
on a window sili, and on a pieca of card- ]
board in a room of the house. Baiiey }
disappeared on Oct 8. No one knew
the reason but there were persons who
supposed that he had followed his wife '
to Wiscastle, Maine, she having left <
the house, it is asserted, because of a 1
disagreement. Ic is now claimed that (
the woman, known as Mrs. Bailey, .
was not his wife, that although Bailay ^
was married, his wife's whereabouts
are unknown. The woman is said to be
Miss Susie Young and she was the j
housekeeper. With these clues the ,
police are trying to solve the mystery ^
of the murder.
Tar and Feathers. i
The Dowieite3 are determined to ]
thwarth the efforts to keep them out ,
of Mansfield, Ohio, and the results
may be serious. Three have been departed
since Sunday. Three are known
to be hiding and have been holding
secret services. Eider William of
Benton Harbor, Michigan, who was
sent out of town on Monday rode in
on a bicycle and gave the police a lively
chase before they captured him. They
sent him away on a train, but he said
he would return every day, as he had
been ordered to do so. Deacon Homer
Kesslerof Chicago, Dowie's advertising
manager, came into town and' went to
the court house to find his lawyers. The
police took him to the railroad depot
and there he was rescued by three
deputy sheriffs with a writ of habeas
corpus. The deputies started for jail
with the eider and a crowd lolJowed, t
throwing stones and clubs. Deputy |
Sheriffs Bell and Kessler were struck c
by stones and nrTnrrlj ininrnil TW"
reached the Jail and Kessler was locked j
up and several deputies placed on guard, j
A crowd is collecting around the j ail and ^
?t&er-orowds are scuoiiug Llie Uiiy~~for ?
the hidden elders, equipped with tar ?
and feathers. j
Died on the Train. - i
The Augusta Tribune of Tuesday has j
the following account of the sudden i
death of Mr. Frank P. Beard: "Mr. ]
Frank P. Besrd,well known in Augusta, <
was found dead this morning on the
outgoing Southern passenger train.
Mr. Beard was in the city on business j
connected with the paper he is now
running at Graniteville, J5. C., and <
was returning to the latter place, j
Seemingly he wa? all right when he i
boarded the train. After the train ]
had crossed the river, the conductor, i
in collecting fare?, reached Mr. Beard i
and requested his ticket. He received j
no answer. Looking closer, something i
peculiar attracted his attention, and
an examination revealed the fact that .
he was dead. The cause of death could
not be learned, as it is a South Carolina
ca?e, coming under the jurisdiction of <
the Aiken, S. C., coroner, who will hold
an inquest this afernoon. Mr. Beard
was a well known printer and news
paper man."
Pile of Charred Bones.
The charred bones of a man and a
boy, supposed to be the remains of
Colonel A. J. Fountain and his son,
Henry, hare been found in the Sacrpimprun
mnnn tains. New Mexico.
Colonel Fountain and his son left Lincoln
for Las Cruces the latter part of
January, 1896. After leaving La Luz
thfey disappeared. About & week later
their buckboard was found near the
Chalk bluffs. Near by was a pool of
dried blood and a few blood-stained
coins, indicating the scene of a tragedy.
Fountain was a lawyer and in the
valise he carried ware indictments for
the arrest of a number of persons
charged with cattle stealing. Several
men suspected of the murder were arrested
after a fight with the officers, in
whioh a deputy sheriff was killed, but
all were acquitted for lack of evidence,
Fisht With a Devil Kish.
Capt. F. Dominiok, of a fishing
smack, had a fierce fight with an Amer
ican whip sting ray, or devil fish, near
liffyir^Anao rprtonhlv Han.
tain Dominick was fiahing in quiet
waters and his lines were hanging
loosely from his boat. Suddenly there
.yas a viciou3 pull of the line and a
whip string ray, weighing 125 pounds,
came to the surface. The fish fought
to get away and some of his flint teeth
were broken in the scramble. The
tail began whipping the air as soon as
it came from the water, and Captain
Dominick threw his hands "to his face
for protection. Seizins: a I!5 knife ly- '
ihg in the boat, he severed the tail. 1
This somewhat subdued the fish and 1
in a short time Captain Dominick had <
killed the monster.
Dead But Pardoned. J
Wiley Miles, colored, a 15 months'
convict on the county chaingang, died
at Edgefield last Friday and was buried 1
by the county on Saturday. Wiley was 1
convicted last spring of larceny from 1
the field. He was not in good health J
and was ruptured. He was put at light ]
work, but even that proved too much i
for him, and he was put in jail here so <
that he ceuld se ir9 attention. He was
not kept confined in a cell, or eyen in
the jail building, but was allowed/the
freedom of the j ail yard. His condition (
was such that it was not a hard matter (
to get persons interestd in his case. ?
mi 1 _ J A _ ? '
ine governor was appeaieu m tor a (
pardon and he signed it on the 10th ^
instant. It reached here on the 12th, y
the day on which Miles died. ^
Dperators ClimjxOown and Accept
All Conditions.
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lust Demands, Splendid Organizatlon,
Law Abiding Conduct
and Republican Fight Responsible
for the Result. ^
The great strike of the anthracite
nine workers of Pennsylvania, which
jegan Sept. 17, practically ended \jTedlesday
when4t.the Philadelphia and
Reading Coal and Iron company, and
;he Lehigh Valley Coal company
igreed to abolish the sliding: scale in - %
liflti1 Monantiua Mnnna f/t emnt.
i\.yyvvv*?\> AV^wmw *W
in advance in wages of 10 per cent
set, the advance to remain in operation \
until April 1, 1901, or thereafter. This
action meets the demands of the Scranton
miners' convention. The decision
eras arrived at after a conference be- X
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tween representatives of the individual V;
joal operators .and the large ooil carrying
companies. The conference began Tuesday.
Wednesday's action was the culmination
of the recent meeting of the indiridual
operators at Scranton, following '' ^ ,1
the mine workers' convention in the
same city. Nearly all of the collieries
in the coal region had, previous to the *
mine workers' convention, posted notices
granting an advance of 10 per
sent The mine workersin consider.nz
this demanded that the sliding
scale in the'Lehigh and Schuylkill dis
:ncts be abolished, the increase to be
guaranteed until April 1,1901, and *11
)ther differences be aabmitted to arjitrafcion.
The individual . operators
igreed to everything and the *ppoxrtnent
of a committee -to indnoe ie
Reading and the Lehigh companies to
ibolish the sliding scale and mike the
rage increase permanent followed, it
a conoeded that the jesult of Wedneslay
conference is a complete victor/
'or the men. k All the demand* of their
invention are needed to and as one
>f the individual operators put it after
lie conference the operators go a Utile
farther in agreeing to maintain the
vage.advance after April 1. This same
>perator, who required that his name
>e not used, said in speaking of the '
"ail up to the miners
lave agreed to everything^ ^
rig remains now bnt fori B9
urn to work as soon as^^'
ire' posted by the Colliery
rhese notices will be practically eimiar
to the Reading company's notice,
she phraseology only being changed.
io6k for a resumption of operations by" y t
Monday at' the latest. Ihe coaferenoe
Eras entirely harmonious and every
phrase of the strike situation was gone
The Beading company's notice reads:
"It hereby withdraws the notice
posted Oct. 3,1900. and, to bring about
practical uniformity in the advance of
wages in the several coal regions, gives.
notice that it will suspend the operation
of the sliding scale, will pay 10
per cent advance on September wages
till April 1, 1901, and thereafter until
further notice; and will take up with
LUO luiuo Cfl mixj nmvu
they may have."
Eight Lives Lost.
Eight people were either' burn ed to
death or suffocated in a fire which
partially destroyed the three-story
frame donble tenement house, 4 and
45 1 2 Hester street, New York, Wednesday.
The dead are: Sarah Sass, 36
years old. Samuel Sass, 13; Lena Sass,
9; Morris Sas3. 2; Mrs. Horowitz,
46; Rosa Lewis, 52; Mendal Strauss,' 60;
Samuel Strauss, 20. Mary Murray, 40,
was severely burned about the back
and wu tnken tst % Vtrsmifal. Thn fire
was discovered after 1:30 o'clock by the
janitor of the buildings. He ran oat
into the hall to find it ablaze. His
shouts aroused the others in the house,
but the flames had already gained fierce
headway and few of those in the buildings
had time to save themselves by the
stairs. The loss is $6,000.
A Marine Cataa trophy.
News of a marine catastrophe as a
result of whioh 33 persons, 19 of them
foreigners, five hailing from the United
States, were drowned, was brought'
Wednesday by the Empress of Japan. -: . r
The Norweigan steamer Colland, new -.
steamer of 3.899 tons, was making her -;;
third voyage from Port Arthur with a .
general cargo for Japanese ports and
when off Iowassima she was run . down " ^
Viw t.h<? at^amflr Tze Marti. Shfl h*/? 40 J
passengers and a crew of 20, with five ;
foreign officers. The Izs Mara picked
up the survivors and brought them to
Nagasaki Two foreigners, 12 Japanese
and. some Chinese escaped in a boat
and 22 of the crew including the captain
and second officer, were rescued by
the Izt Maru.
A Mix up In China.
Reliable unoffioial reports say the
advance guard of the allied forces
entered Pao Tine Fa October 17. The
city, it is added, was practically deserted t
and offered no resistance. The British
solumn captured 17 imperial soldiers at
We Nan Sien# October 10, who were.
part of the force of 2,000 men sent to
disperse the Boxers in that region.
rue captives assert that they killed 200
Boxers and were returning to Pa Chow
when they were fired upon and dispersed
Dy the French. The British conisccated
thair arms and horses and
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released tne imperial soiQiers. Jtiunners
report that many Chinese are return,
ng to the villages in the path of the
jerman-French column.
A Queer Notion.
Although it is estimated that tie
;oal deposits in the province of Shansi, '
Jhiaa, are sufficient to supply the
voild with feul for 4,000 years, the
3h:.nese have never used any of ifc for * 'u
?1 because they were afraid they
vould offend some of their old earth.
;ois by diggingifc. _ ,

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