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^ ? Chemical Combustion Sc-.tters
Twenty Buildings in New York.
(A Small Biaz* Starts O-.e of
the Worst Catastrophes
In the History of N^w
| York City.
Ab the result of a small fire in New
York on Tue>cay of last week several
suocefsive explosions of chemicals oc"
ourred in the urug store at Warren and
| Greenwich streets and blew down a
L dozen buildings and badly damaged a
? score of others. The loss of life is not
known, but from ail sources of informaf
tion it is gathered that there are perhaps
the bodies of 30 persons in the
vmns_ though because M the hot de
bris and the slowness of the moviog of
? it, nobcdy had been removed up to
midnight. The disaster was one of the
most terrible that has ever occurred in
this city, 8cd rivals the Windsor hotel
fire in its appalling results, though in
loss of property it will be worse. Uhief
i Oroker of the fire department said tonight
that the Iobs is fully $1,500,000.
The action of the tremendous catastrophe
was more vivid aid awful than
jj the oity has seen for a locg time.
I Buildings fell in on themselves or
toppled over on otbera, iron girders
were thrown jards away, smashing
through great walls, "whole struoturos
fell into the streets in piles so that the
line of thcroughfar3 could not be
marked out, huge splinters of iron,
tee! and wood were flung into the
streets and into the buildings clean
through the wails where they buried
wemen and men. People walking
through the streets were knocked down
and dangerously injured by timbers,
glass and steel, hoises were thrown
jr ^ down, wagons, windows, store fronts
and all sorts of property for blocks in
; every direction were wrecked and damaged.
There were 35 persons reported
-1c. missing and 100 men, women and children
are on the list of injured.
The building of Tarrant & Co.,
makers of medicinal specialties, standing
at the nortnwest corner of Green-,
wich and Warren streets and filled
with ohemicais, took lire in some way
that may never be known at about a
quarter after 12 o'clock this afternoon.
It was 16 minutes afterwards that a
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01U26U XU3LLCU iLi uu iiiw uvuaw v4 uav
^ engine 29, on Chambers street, near
Green tfieJb, and shouted that Tarrant's
drag house was on fire. He had seen a
volume of bi&ck smoke coming from
the third window. An alarm was
turned in.
f Soon afterwards second aDd third
- alarms were turned iiu_^?e fire -co^u
k pany had just arrived when a terrific
explosion occurred and threw the entire
Hfa^engine's crew down the stairway. The
fcremen, realizing the danger of their
m ftg^on, rushed, out of the building to j
i ^sWfbeet. The explosion has filled the
I street in front witn a shower of falling
L glass and small debris, which sent the
^ crowd already gathered on the oppo
site sidewalks, fleeing for safety and
rtansp.d the horses hitched to the en-!
gines to rear and try to get away. Ea-!
gineer Hocksberry was unfastening ike
Horses, and Fireman BrowD, of the
oompany, was turning the safety valve
ef tne engine when tne explosion occurred
and covered them witn a shower
of glass. Both were mjored, as was
another fireman belonging to the oom- j
Capt Devanney, of the company, ordered
his crew back into the building.
They were dragging the line to the doorway
for the second lime when another
explosion, more terrific than the first,
came and the whole crew was hurled
across Greenwich street, Devanney being
so badly injured that he was sent
to a hospital. In the meantime the
other engines that had responded to the
alarm had collected and the firemen
were busy rescuing people from surrounding
buildings. Firemen had ai
tKa at?1U
reaujr UUCJI mauj uvnu uuij
^ lire escape upon the building, and more
persons had been earned down the escapes
of the Home Made restaurant
next door, and the buildings adjoining
upon Warren street. The second explosion
occurred about five minutes after
the first. From tne accounts of witnesses
the building seemed to leap into
the air, and in a moment masses of
brick wails, timbers and stone were
^ falling into the streets. The force of
l&Sgik the explosion tore away the wall of the
commission storehouses fronting on
"Washington street and caused them to
collapse, falling ail at once in a mass of
timbers, boxes and barrels, from which j
r\n?of nnf frArv> fho
tJLio uauiQs niLivu. vuisw vuw awu
Tairant building like the Delching of a
cannon, at once broke forth..
Across Warren street to the opposite
buildings the fUmt:: leaped, setting
them all afire at once, the force of the
explosion demolishing windows and all
wooden structures about the houses.
In a moment Warren street was choked
up with a mass ef debris and the whole
place was aflame. The great explosion
was followed by half a dozen more
scarcely less intense and by a countless
number of smaller ones. By this time
the fL:.e apparatus was arriving from
every direction. Deputy Chief Ahern
Sfei came about two minutes alter tne sec
BBBk o&d explosion, and he at once ordered
a fifth alarm sent out, followed by a
general call for ambulances. The explosion
and fire together had now asbumed
the proportions of a great catastrophe,
and it was at first thought that
hundreds of lives had been lost.
Throngs of people were rushing about
in the nearby streets, many of them
panic-strioken, fleeing from the fire.
They mingled in the crowd that was
rushing down from Broadway to see
what had happened.
Half an hour after the explosion the
streets for blocks aiound tne fire were
1 3 ? - ~ ^ _ A ~
crowaea. ure ^pparaius, wnu a
score of ambulances, whiie hundreds of
police were being rushed from all the
, lower precincts of the city to form
lines, and many priests from nearby
parishes were going here and there in
the smoke-obscured thoroughfares,
seeking for injured who might need
theii aid. _ Fiom the burning districts
a coiumD of smoke was rising high in
the air, mingled with flames that could
not be controlled by the hundreds of
streams thrown upoD them.
The second explosion oarried destrucj
tion in every direction. That it did not
I cause a wholesale loss of life was due
I to the fact that almost 10 minutes
! warning came after the first cry of fire
I ?a cry that was a real warning to
j people who knew the character of the
chemicals in the burning building?and
fully five minutes occurred between the
J first and minor explosion, which warn
j e<l everyone witntn Bearing, ana tae
i m cond one. J ast after the outbreak of
! 6re from the windows of tbe building
a downtown train stopped at Warren
street station of the Ninth Avenue elevated
road. It pas3ed on in time to escape
the explosion, and the few people
who were left on the platform of the
station are thought to have all escaped
befcre the great explosion. The station
master fled across the structure, oarryin
with him the receipts of the day
and his unused tickets while two women,
who bad stopped on the platform
to watch the fire, frightened by the
! firat AYr>]nRi.->n driwn the down
j town tracks, assisted by the station
j porter, who took them to the Barclay
street station in safety. The explosion
nearly carried away the station and the
mass of masonry that fell with it broke
through the flooring and almost demolished
the structure jast below the
Immense masses of masonry, pieces
of great beams, window casines and an
indesoribab'e mass of wreckage of every
description tumbled su Idenly into
the streeti a iroot of the building. The
force of the explosion below had
thrown the firemen back acroaa the
street, so that, they were not caught,
but their e.-cape from the rain of debris
was almo-ii miraou'eus.
The wreckage was thrown aoross
through the windows of the building in
which the Irviog National bank is on
tiv* northeast corner of the street. The
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QIUvJSS oi irviug ^aus, auu ui iucwa.iem
Bros.. b*<;keii? and brokers, were
nearly wrcoke i.
President Franehfr, of the Irving
bank, was away on business at the
time of the explosion, tut the vioe pres
ident, Charles FI. Miitlage, and John
W. Castrei, the cashier, J as A Dennisod,
and the assistant cashier, 3 F.
Werner, the paying teller, Win. Danlap,
and the adjuster, VanZeidt, were
At the ^rst explosion an attempt was
made to gather all the money acd papers
that were lying oa the counters,
\and to throw them into the safes, and
it was supposed that this had been
done, when the second explosion
brought flying glass and plastering
from the sky lighted ceilings down
aboat the heads of every body and
caused thc-m to escape in a hurry. Capt.
McCiuskey of the detective bures.u who
hurried every available man of his sU5
to the fire was appealed to for protection
fojELJthe funds of the bank, he beiog
"told that they were in the bank vault
the dior of which ws^ suprosed to be
When-the.captain and his men entered,
ho^evj^' t iey found about $10,000
scattered i%.confusion over the counters
and fbqk;' This was hastily thrown
in the vauk?jind the door looked.
President^Ssencher of the bank arrived
within minutes of the start
of the fire and was nearly hysterical
when he found what had happened. By
half past 2, however,".the directors of
the bank had met and posted a sign in
the window stating that the bank
would do busineas tomorrow.
Down in Mecklem Brothers' offices
in the basement there were H U Mecklem
and his brother Wiiliam, with
Frank Heekeoberry, a boy, Thomas
Hacket,' a clerk, another man named
Bruce and some girls, among them Ellen
Van Deen and May Danklemann.
When the fire broke out $9Q,G0U in
money lay upon the counters. Heckenberry
was stationed at the door while
this was gathered together for putting
in the vault.
The first explosion filled the place
with sulphurous smoke that nearly
asphyxiated everybody. The second
explosion blew in the windows and cut
the two Mecklems seriouly. The boy
Heckenberry found the two girls in a
heap, fainted away. He carried them
out, to a place of safety. Tne others,
when they came to their senses, gathered
the money from the floors, put it
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1LI Uigai UVACD auu wauxgu XV VU TT auva
and Go's.
Cuts His Throat.
Charles F. Jones, valet of the late
millionaire Roih, cut his throat at the
tombs Thursday morning about four
o'clock. He was taken to Bellevue
hospital where he is now closely watched
by two keepers. The burgeons say
that he will probably recover. A few
hours before the attempted suicide
Jones made a full confession. He said
that he and Patrick had killed Rice
with poison, and then forged his name
to the fraudulent will and to cheeks on
various banks fur sum3 amounting
altogether to $350,000. When led
back to the tombs after this confession
Jones was confronted by lawyer Patriok
and hi3 statement of what occur
red is as follows: "I told Patrick that
X had confessed everything. Patriot
drew a pen knife from his pocket, gave
it to me and said, 'The best thing you
can do i9 to take this and cat your
throat.' I went to my cell and tried
to kiiimyself."
Human Life Cheap.
News and Courier.
"I was reading in your paper the
other morning where the next oriminal
court here would have to take up about
a dozen murder trials," said a visitor in
Charlesten last night, "and I thought
that a very bloody record. At first I
was inclined to think that this was the
reonre for the vear. but since I was in
formed that it was the list since the
last court only. My, my, but that
looks bad. Of course, i know that
the people who are charged with this
serious crime are negroes from the wild
section of the county. Four legal executions
within the past year should
have a splendid moral effect, it seems
to me, although people here tell me
that it has not had any appreciable
tffect. It is certainly bad to thiDk
that human life is held for so cheap a
price. I shall watch the result of this
court with a great deal of interest, for
I want to know how it all will end with
the courts."
Prcbabiy the Best Parade of State
Militia Ever Given.
Some Stylish Mounts In the Line
of March. Thousands Witnessed
this Feature
of the Fair.
The great military parade arid review
took place Thurday morning in Columbia.
Hundreds of people lined the
streets to witness it, and none were
disappointed, for the character of the
parade was far above the expectations
of Adjutant General Floyd, Assistant
Adjutant General Frost anti those who
have worked so earnestly to make the
display what it should be. The result
wa9 a narada which was DerhaDS the
; best ever given by the Siate militia of
i South Carolina.
The Parade wa3 formed at the oapitol
grounds and below and the various
commands appeared in regulation army
uniforms and equipment. The line did
j not move until some tima after the appointed
hour, but when it came the
j spectacle of soldiers marching oompany
form extending from the post orf.cs
back as far as the eye could reach was
presented. It was a picture worth seeing,
and refloated mac&oredit upon the
militia of tne State.
Oae of the features of the parade
were the handsome mounts of the staff
and field officers. 'They were the very
beet private saddle horses in the city. _
The owners responded handsomely to
a suggestion that they offer the officers
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| more than enough. The Farmers and
Mechanics company loaned for the occation
a fall equipment of new army
saddles and bridles.
There were many band of music in
the parade, the splendid U. S. First
artillery band being about the center of
the line, and discoursing magnificent
The persoaal of the band Oa this occasion
was as follows:
Guslan Koitzen?Director.
Coporal Frank Karas< k?Piccolo.
Sergeant August Pfljger?E sharp
Sergeant "Wlllliam Oitermann?Solo
Coporal Edward . Ostermann?Solo
Private John Urbon?First clarinet.
Private Sim Brenner?Second clarinet.
Drum Majjr 0. V. Parkatone?Saxophone.
Principal Masici.&n Michael Sullivan
??ola cornet.
Private John Frehner?First cornet.
Piivate George W. Cook?Firat cornet.
Corporal Octavis Violivi?Second cornet
Private Harrison K. Sjnaff?Third
Corporal David Cross?Baritone.
Sergeant Leon Trusson? First trombone.
Chief Trumpeter Albert Nintz?Solo
Private Greorge Steavenson?Second
Private Fred Oitermana?Third alto.
Corporal William Hopmeyer?BB
flat basso
Corporal Emii Roetche?E fiat basso.
Sergeant Henry E. Anderson?Snare
Private James Adams?Bass dram. *
Private John Kipper?Cymbals.
T&e parade was about 25 minutes
passing a given point and was watohed
with much public interest.
The review took place at the corner
of Main and Lumber Streets.
Governor's etaff was composed of
Brig. Gren. J. W. Floyd, adjuUDt and
inspector general; Cols. Jno. F. Folk,
Bamberg; Greo D Tillman Jr. Edgefield;
Waddy C. Mauldlin, Hampton. E. J.
Watson, Columbia; August Kohn, Columbia;
and E. J. Wannamaker. With
the stalf rode Col. Asbury Coward, that
magnificient Confederate soldier and
southern gentleman, now superintendent
of the Citadel. Maj. C. J. Owens
of the Orangeburg Military Institute
also rode. Then came these other
memberj of the staff: Cols. H A.
Tripp, Blacksburg; D. A. Spivey, Conway;
Gilbert H. Greene, Kook Hill;
Tom C. Hamer, Bennettsville; Adam
H. Moss and Thomas F. Brantley, Orangeburg,
The first military organization in line
w7-. the cadet..batallion of the Citadel
academy, under command of Major
Caatey. The Citadel boys were the
best drilled of all the commands.
Second came the King's Mountain
Military academy under command of
Capt. Law.
Following the cadets was the Second
regiment, South Carolina volunteers,
commanded by Col. Wilie Jones, who
was accompanied b7 his stiff, oonsist
iDg of Lieut. Col. D. 0. Herbert. Maj
crs J. W. Caller, W. L. Lse and T. J.
Drew, and Capt. Chas. Newnham, acting
The first company in line was the
Kershaw Guards, under Capt. S. L.
Bamberg Guaris, Capt. W. R.
Tillman Volunteers, Capt. J. H.
Richland Volunteers, Lieut. F. G.
limmcnsville Guards, Capt. W. H.
Sumter Light Infantry, Capt. H. F.
Georgetown Rifles, Capt. S. M. Ward.
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_This completed the formation of the
Seoond regiment, which was followed
by the First regiment, under Col. J.
C. Boyd, with Ms staff, consisting of
Capt. W. W. Lewis and Capt. J. R.
McKeown, acting adjutant. The companies
in line were:
Liberty Hill Rifles, Capt. J. G. Richards.
Morgan Rifles, Capt. Wm. MoGowan.
Clifcon Guards, Capt. J. F. Langston.
Hazel wood Rifles, Capt. J. S. Mc
Jasker Light Infantry, Capt. W. B.
Greenwood County Guards, Capt.
W. R. Gaines.
Fort Mill Gaards, Capt. VV. R. Bradford.
Following these was the First batalion.
South Carolina volunteers, commanded
by Major Henry Schacte, whose
staff was composed of Capt. Jas. Allen
Jr., adjutant; Lieut. A. J. Buist and
B. A. Hagood.
Sumter Guards, Capt. T. T. Hyde.
German Fusiliers, Capt. H. B.
Palmetto Guards, Capt. ^telling.
Irish Volunteers, Capt. Kearney.
Washington Light Infantry, Capt.
Julius E Cogswell.
The baUlion of naval reserves, under
Lieutenant Commander C L DuBos
brought up the rear with their naval
sun, the three companies being the
Lafayette Artillery, Lieut Commander
George S Ligare; Mt. Pleasant Reserves,
C. Patjen, and the Beaufort
Reserves. Lieutenant Commander
George Eiliot ?The State.
Passengers on a Pullman Anxiously
Looked for it.
This South Carolina dispensary law
brings about some curious things,"
said a traveling man last night. ''If
r>/%?? hr% ] :?a t-.hirartr ft Pullman
jruu -
oar you are liable to have the 'dry monkeys'
after the train gets into this state.
The Pullman company is very strict
about selling drinks whei9 state laws
prohibit it and the company is not
anxious to take chances with the dis
pensary. It seems that the constables
have a right to tako anything that has
a whiskey smell, although I have not
heard of them seizing any Pullmans.
'"The other day I was going to Asheville
and there was a good old thirsty
orowd on the Pullman. We had been
ringing the ball and calling for life preservers,
but the porter smiled and refused
to deliver the goods. He said it
was against the law.
" 'If you'll wait till we pass de 3outh
Car'iina line' 8*id the porter, I tmk I
can save yer life.' The porter went oa
to tell me that the stale line was mark
ed amd as soon as the train got on the
other side the wine corks would fly.
'\Now as a general thing the trains on
the Somthern made good time, but to
that thirsty crowd of passengers this
one seemed to be orawling. Seems to
me like an ox cart could give this
tram cards and spades and the two
casinos and beat it to the liquor line,'
said one of the passengers. 'Gee, but
this is a long state.'
"After a *hile the porter came to the
middle of the car and told us that we
would soon be 'over the river.' He told
ns that we could look out the window
and read the sign. Well, we thought
we'd not take any chances about miss
ing the sign, so every thirsty passenger
stuck his face out, while his fingers
were kept inside to cover the electric
bell button. All at a flash the sign
came tc view and not a pair of eyes
missed it. Say, you should have heard
those bells ring. They buzzed and rang
and tingled and jingled and did everything
that a well regular whiskey bell
is expected to do, and then the porter
rushed in to take orders. We filled him
up with orders aad then he filled us up
with drinks, but it was certainly a narrow
esoape from death. Talk about
train wrecks,?well, say, maoy a fine
life would have gone out if we had
failed to see that sign. It saved the
passengers from a fearful death."?
News and Courier.
Shown by Adjutant Gen. Corbin's AnT>
The annual report of Adjutant General
H. C. Corbin, to the secretary of war,
for the year ending June 30, 1900, is a
complete statistical record of the army
of the United States. It shows that
the regular army consists of 2,535 officers
and 63.861 enlisted men, and the
volunteer army of 1,548 officers and
31.C79 enlisted men, a grand total of
98,790, not including the hospital
corps, which is not counted as a part of
the effective strength of the army.
The regular and volunteer army at
present is distributed as follow*:
Uiuieu OtaiCO, wo uuwua, Ui nuvut
76 are volunteer officers and 18,898 enlisted
men, all regulars; Alaska, 41 officers,
1,088 enlisted men; Porto Kico, 98
officers, 2,406 enlisted men; Cuba 260
officers, 5,468 enlisted men; Philippine
islands, 2,367 officers, 69,161 enlisted
men; Hawaiian islands 6 officers, 219
enlisted men; Cnina 80 officers and 2,060
men. There are 879 volunteer and"'
enlisted men in Porto Kico, and 30.200
in the Philippines. These are the only
places wnere volunteer ana ennstea men
are serving. Some staff officers are
serving in nearly all of the places named.
The deaths reported in the army,
both regular and volunteer, by the same
divisions are: United States 14 officers,
264 men; Alaska, 3 men; Cuba, 7 officers,
146 enlisted men; Porto Rico, 36
men; Hawaii, 1 officer and 4 men;
Philippine islands, 49 officers, 1,393
men; at sea, 3 offiaors, 84 men. Total,
74 officers and 1,930 men. ~~
During the year there were discharged
from service 22,592 men; deserted,
The casualties in the Chinese campaign
between July 1 and October 1
were 9 officers and 20 enlisted men killed.
General Corbin commends highly the
operation of post exchange! and the
canteen, saying that the report from
the Philippines, Cuba and Porto Rico
indicate that the post exchange has beftftmp
an ahsnlntfl necessity. He savs
that the total amount received from the
exchanges, so far as reports show,
amounted to SI,915,862 with a net profit
of $464,504.
In the statistics given is a table
showing the chronologioal list of actions
in the Philippine islands from
February 4, 1899, to Jane 30, 1900, together
with the losses in killed and
wounded. The totals show 33 offioers
479 men killed and 147 officers and 2,076
men wounded.
A Small Town.
One of the skyscrapers in New York
has a daily population of 3,100, and the
mail sent out from it averages 18,000
pieces a day. JtSvery forty five minutes
a mail wagon from the postoffice carries
away from this building about
seventy-five pounds of outgoing mail.
Another New York office building
sends out 35,000 pieces of mail every
week day.
Largest Number of Visitors Ever
Seen in Columbia.
The Crowd So Thick on That
Day That Moving Was
Difficult. Fair a
Great Success.
The State Fair this year was a grand
succtss. The attendance was large
every day, but Thursday wa^ a record
breaker. On that day as The State
says a score of counting machines and
a score more could not register the
orowds that were in Columbia on that
day. The State says:
Everything else faded into icsignificance
beside the people. Everybody
was here, and so was everybody's
brother, sister, cousin and aunt. They
oame by the carload and the wagon
load. There were stylish city ladies
and ladies from the couDtry whose attire
was not so fashionable. There
were rioh men and poor men, city men
and country men, hat-db-jms men and
luly men, sober men and drunk men,
fat men and lean men. Sujh an aggregation!
Up and down Main street all day
from early morn until the wee sma'
hours there coursed a steadily surging
crowd, pushing and shoving in all good
humor, viewing the parade and then
moviug on out to the fairgrounds for
the fooiball game and the other attractions.
Bit back thoy came at all
hours on f . ot, on oars, in hicks and
herdicks, wa'oiiia^ thd street perform
ances, loo^iag lor t-ouie:hing to eat and
often not getting it, or hunting for
friends, an almost hopeless task.
On the streets there was a crowd, but
at midday the fair grounds were
simply packed and jammed. One would
go into the main building and see a
moving mass of humanity elbowing
each other and laughing like it were'
the greatest joke in all the world. On
the stands faoing the arena all day
long was a changing crowd, so large
that one would think everybody was
congregated in that particular spot;
but, going over to the football grounds,
one found there a still larger crowd,
the grand stand being packed and the
side lines crowded. ''Surely," so the
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wanderer tnougnt. "i nave seen an
the crowd or most of it"; "but passing
through the agricultural hall he found
a crowd there, upstairs aad downstairs,
whiie out on the midway beyond was
another crowd, gay and festive fellows,
taking in the side shows. And Guch
side shows!
At night again the fireworks better
than on either previous evening, drew
a crowd of seme 3,000 people, who
cheered and oheered the lovely displays
and went wild over Bryan's pioture.
At Hyatt park there was another dense
crowd, and the street cars were kept
busy hauling the people to and fro. Tbe
street car system, by the way, has been
taxed drcadfally alJ this week, and especially
Thursday and the day before;
but the service was excellent ail the
way through. For afew minutes Thursday
morning there was a cessation
of traffic, caused by the breaking down
of a wire, but it was soon repaired and
nothing else occurred to prevent rapid
transit. Daring the progress of the
parade Manager Clark kindly had all
the cars kept off Main street in order
that the companies might present a
company front formation.
There has been considerable rivalry
among the various counties having exhibitions
at the fair, and Thursday
when the awards were announced Columbia's
near neighbor came out winner.
The first prize was awarded to
Lexington county, whose excellent ex- '
hibit-of various crops was greatly admired.
The second prize went to Chester,
the third to ftichland and the
fourth to Marlboro. This matter of
county exhibits is one whioh the fair
authorities have been very anxious to
have extended. The exhibits this
year are much better than usual, but it
is hoped the improvement will be still
more marked next year and that more
counties will be represented in this
creditable contest.
People Thought a Biff Cannon Had
. Fired.
Eight distinot earthquake shocks
were felt in Jacksonville last Wednesday.
The first shook was at 11:10 o'clock
in the morning and shook some of the
large buildings in the city. Hundreds
or people believed that heavy ordnance
was being fired in or netr the city. At
11:25 another shock, equally as severe,
was felt and they oontiuaed at 15 minutes
intervals until 22:30 o'clock.
At 4:04 o'clock in the afternoon the
seventh shook of the day was felt, severer
than any of the proceeding, followed
four minutes later by a report
and shock, the severest of the day. The
last disturbance made the window
panes rattle in several sections of the
city. The local weather bureau officials
realized the nature of the shocks at the
first and kept the time. Director Mitchell,
of this department, could not say
officially, as he had no instrument to dedermine
the matter, bat stated it as his
opinion that the vibrations passed
from south to north. There was no
disturbance in the water noticeable and
the shocks were not severe enough to
cause any damage.
Great is ew York.
The census shows that the population
of Delawrc, Idaho, Montana, Navada,
Utah, Vermont, New Hampshire, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Washington
and Florida?eleven States?could be
brought to the city of New York in
place of the present population and
they would not fill the place of the
present population of Greater New
York. '
Suicide in Atlanta
An unknown manwhogare his name
aa Warren Trackman early Wednesday
morning committed suiside by throwing
mnuintr frain I
of the Georgia road at the Boulevard
crossing in Atlanta. The ooroner'a jury
were unable to discover any clue to his
Rev. John Owen Killed by a Friend
While Hunting.
A dispatch from Johnston to The
State says: '"The Rev. John Owen
drove out to Mr. Gamewell M. Smith's
to get some rough forage for his stock.
IT/i n?/\vi<rl<t Vi?a Ancr on/? onn t.rt till a
JLLG UlUUgUV mu UV5 ? v? ? w v
partridge for a sick friend. When reach- :
ing Mr. Smith's and finding him gone
to Edgefield, he and Mr. Walter H.
Smith, the youngest son of Mr. Gamewell
Smith, went out huntiDg. In a
few minutes they got into a drove of ,
partridges and began shooting. Mr.
Smith was loading his gun in a hurry
and a partridge flew over his head. ,
Smith went to cock his gun, when the 1
hammer slipped out of his thumb be- ,
fore it got locked, and the entire load
entered the right side of the Kev. Mr. ,
Owen about the vest pocket. Mr.
Owen stood still for a minute, helping
Walter pull the wads out, then he
fell, begging Walter not to leave him, ,
that lie would be dead beiore ne could
return. ,
However, Mr. Smith became alarmed ,
and soon assistance arrived. He was
carried to the residence of Mr. Game- ,
well Smith. In a short whilo Drs, ;
Mobley, Sirother and Cos wore with ,
him and after consultation, Dj sv Wright
and Moore of August were telegraphed
for, who came on the midnight train. ,
The train stopped at Mr. Smith's place .
for them to get off. There is no possible i
ohance for his recovery. Though he is
a man of poweful will power, his time i
is abort. He called his wife to his ,
"* t . 1 1 i j5 11_ _ j a _
side during tne mgnc, ana cai&ea 10 i
her about his business affair.-?, telling <
her he knew his time was close and ;
never to think hard of Walter for it was ]
a pure accident. ,
Everything is being done that can be
done both medical aid and loving ,
friends The accident took plaoa abouc ,
5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon Ool 30. j
Mr. Owen is thought to be dying at this |
hour, 9 p. m. All of his family has
been telegraphed for. The Rev. Mr. (
Ovven ia pastor of the Johnston Metho- (
dist oircuit, and is a devoted man to ;
his family and work. Everybody ex- (
tends sympathy to both families." ,
Another dispatch says: Mr. Osven J
died at 6 o'clock Thursday afternoon. J
All of his family was present. Revs. 5
tt-j? -l: cr? j n j
Anderson were with him in his last
moments. He suffered very little pain
sinoe he was shot. At 11 o'clock
Thursday he made a statement in writing,
stating that Mr. Walter Smith was
not to be blamed in the least?that it
was an accident. It is one of the saddest
accidents that ever happened in '
this community. Mr. Owen was perfectly
conscious until the last minute.
He expressed himself williog and ready
to go.
A dispatch from Johnston sajs "the
remains of Rev. John Off en were in
terred in Mt. of Olives cemetery at 2 c
a'aIaaIf An flTTiS
V uivoa x iiua; caxiduuvu* jutvij j \j
of the saddened throng that gathered *
to pay his body their last respects looked J
through mists of falling tears, and every *
heart went oat in deepest sympathy to 1
the bereaved families. The funeral 1
services were held at the Methodist *
church and were conducted by Presiding
Elder E. T. Hodges, assisted by
Revs. Davis, Anderson and Hutson, ,
and the request of the deceased to the
people of Johnston, told by Rev. Jona- *
than Bell, was to thank them for the '
kindnesses sh?wn him and family since
being here. His words to his young I
friend when shot were: "You are not '
to blame. All I ask of you is to meet '
me in heaven. God bless you."
Eat Fruit.
The Augusta Herald says ''free eating
of apples is the best thing in the
world for sluggish liver. Three cr four
at night last before going to bed will
produoe the best effect. Apples should
be eaten without peeling, as the skin
is valuable. A ripe peach in the
morning will give an appetite for
breakfast and make one feel better ail
day. Strawberries, raspberries, cherries
and currants are all cooling to the
system and benefioial in their effect on 1
the blood. Blackberries when ripe ?
aid not over ripe furnish an excellent (
tonic from nature's laboratory. Figs <
are a balm to the stomach, never pro- 1
duce acidity and are always easily di- ]
gested. The "grape cure" is fally rec- j
ognized by Continental doctors. Grapes
freely eaten clear the blood and are of ]
service in a large number of disease?. 1
Just at present apples?pineapples in- '
eluded?and grapes are mo3t in evidence
and it would be a good idea to eat them
freely." ?
Largest Shipment Ever Made. ,
Eight steamships were cleared at the oustom
house at New Orleans last Wed- t
nesday for Liverpool, Barcelona, 1
Genoa and Hamburg with 76,767 square 1
bales of cotton and 4.921 round bales. I <
This is the largest amount of cotton i
ever cleared from any port in one day.
These vessels will also carry large i
quantities of other cargo bach as wheat,
corn, cotton seed prodnots, etc. One
of the steamers which cleared for Liverpool
was the British steamer Machaician
with 26,000 square bales of cotton, 32,000
bushels of wheat and 8,000 feet of
walnut lumber. This is the largest
oargo of cotton ever oarried from any
port. The Mechanician is anew vessel
of 9,043 tons, 500 feet long and has a
stronge capacity for 30,000 bales of cotton.
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Venezuelan isarmquaKe. (
The effects of the Venezuelan earth- T
quake of last week show that San Casi- <
miro, Cua and Charallano were entirely <
destroyed. An islet situated at the (
mouth of the Nevri River has disappear ^
ed. At Tacariujua, Broohico and Car- (
iepe the damage done was considerable. <
Tiiere are many dead and injured. Kail- j
road and telephonic service between Car- j
amaroand Rio Chioo is interrupted, t
Railroad service between La Guayma
and Caracas was resumed this morning.
A Good Custom. t
.At the birth of a Japanese baby a t
'- Jo n?ViiaVi m-.cfr remain nn- 1
UCC J-3 j^iauwcuj nuivu "-'-wv
touched until the marriage day of the c
child. When the nuptial hour arrives e
the tree i9 cut down, ana a skillful 1
cabinet maker transforms the wood into s
furniture, which is considered by the v
young people a3 the most beautiful of 1:
all ornaments of the house. i
Witness Who Would Hang a Man
for Money.
The Louisville Evening Post prints
an affidavit of Finlcy Anderson, the telegraph
operator upon whosa testimony
Caleb Powers was convicted of complicity
in the murdur of Governor Goebel,
in which Anderson swears his story
told on the stand at Georgetown was
perjured. After telling a conversation
with Attorney Campbell at Cincinnati
in connection with the G-oebel case- he
"I remained in Cincinnati after this
conversation with Mr. Campbell and
some time afcer that with Mr. Arthur
Goebel, in his store where I had gone
at his request, asked me if Powers had
cot in my presence at Barbourville in
January said to me in substance these
words, referring to William Goebel:
"They say he wears a coat of mail, but
it won't do him any good,' or something
similar to that. I told Arthur Goebel
that Powers had never said anything
of that sort in my presence to the best
of my knowldege. He told me to think
and see if I could not remember it. I
could not remember suoh a remark and
1 know that Powers never did make
such a ramark or anything resembling
It in my presence, but being urged by
4 T raI In +A
rxi tlilil \Jf UCUCl, A UUAll/ WUVIUU^U IU
3tate that he did make such a statement
and so swore upon the trial, which testimony
was false.
"Before making my statement to
Campbell, Whaiton Golden told me to
make it as stroDg as possible, as they
[referring to Campbell and Goebel)
would take care of me and protect me.
[ desire now to say that I never had
but one conversation with Caleb Powers
md that was in relation to my going to
Frankfort with the men on the 25th of
Jannary, and at no place was the name
?fWilliam Goebel mentioned or referred
to in any way or in any connection
by Caleb Powers.
"I desire furthermore to state that
3ither upon the occassion of the first
sonversation with Campbell or the day
ifter I received from him $10 in cash,
md since that conversation I have revived
from him both before and after
[ was a witness at Georgetown in the
Powers case, various sums of money,
wd I have since s.ucn conversation
with Campbell and Arthur Goebel revived
from Arthur Goebel various
rams aggregating about $300, aud upon
>ne occassion $10 frem Justis Goebel.
rhe last sum 1 received was on Tuea3ay,
October 28, 1900, which was $5,
;iven to me b? Colonel Campbell at
lis office in Cincinnati. Just prior tc
jiving me this $5 Campbell had teljphoned
to Arthur Goebel to come to
lis offioe, whioh Goebel did, and when
le arrived at Campbell's offioe he went
nto a private office with Campbell, and
Campbell handed me$5."
He gives further alleged data and
letails, and concludes .his affidavit thus:
4'I believe that my testimony in the
rial" of Caleb Powers aided in his conriotiou,
and I am unwilling to suffer
onger in silence by reason of the
hought that the falsity of my statenents
have added in conviotiDg Caleb
Mail Matters
The annual report of W. S. Shallen)erger,
sccond assistant postmaster
general, was made public Friday. It
ihows that kon June 30 the annual rate
>f expenditure for inland mail servioe
?as $55,146,080; for foreign service,
!'? ftU trt+.ol nvnon/^itnroo 4?V7 1?A .
>98. The experiment of box delivery
>n star routes, whereby persons along
he line could have the mail brought
rom the next office by the star route
sarrier and left in a box erected'by such
)erron has worked satisfactorily in
Jouth Carolina, and the next star route
sontracts wili provide for suoh service,
ncreasing the mail facilities in the
-ural districts at a moderate increase in
sosfc. The special and general weighing
>f the mail throughout the United
States whose results were announced
ast February, showed that the rail oads
carried an aggregate much greater
;han generally supposed and that 86
?er cent ot tne total mau matter was
lent direct to the railroads. The result
>f the regular quadrennial adjustment
)f the pay for railroad transportation
n the second contract section, comprising
North and South Carolina,
3-eorgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Cennessee and-Kentucky, based on a
reyeighing under orders issued to Sept.
LO, last, was an increase of'over 10 per
Ixcited Over Street Haming.
The municipal oouncil had a stormy
session in Faris last week in conse
juence of a motion, made by M. (Jolly.
:o name certain streets in Paris after
Blanqni, Fiourens and other heroes of
;he siege during the France-Prussian
war, M. Colly declared that the honor
pas due them ltia recognition of their
jfforts to save Paris from the shameful
capitulation prepired by General
rrochu." His proposal aroused a per:act
pandemonium, which the president
)f the oounoil was unable to quell. The
jnmalists rnRfl pn ma-sfiand shook their
ists in the faces ef the Nationality
>1. Rendi offered a reolution protesting
against a proposition tending to
"awaken civil discord and glorify crimes
igainst the country." Finally jiniet
;?as restored and M. Colly's m'otioa
i?as carried.
Oil As FuelThe
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
railroad is making cstecsive strides in
;he use of oil fuel on its lines, and by
:he end of the year coal will not be
ised on any of the locomotives in the
State of California. This company has
>il wells in operation near Fallerton, and
)ther fhlds are being developed in the
ncity of Bakers field and .Fresno. All
;he engines on the San Francisco and
5an Joaquin Valley railroad are no*
>eing conveited into oil burners and
dso those on the Santa Fe Picfic be,ween
Mi*j 3ve and Needles.
Earntd in the Jail.
At Hazlehurst, Ga., Thursday night
he town jail was consumed by fire. In
he jail at the time was a negro, who
fas burned to death. "The negro was
iharged with robbery, and it is. suDpo.r>d
that he himself set the ]*'l aSre,
t- v _ rT:_
loping co Durn ma way out. cub
hrieks were heard by citizens who
pent to the scene bat arrived to late to
>e of any assistance. The negroe's name
s unknown.
Thirteen Millions Gained in Ten
The Increase In the Country at
Large Very Evenly Distrib
uted. Encouraging
The official announcement of the to*
tal population of the United States for
1900 is 76,295,220, of which 74,627,907
are contained in the 45 States representing
approximately the population
to be used for apportionment purposes.
There is a total of 134,158 Indians not
taxed. The total population in 1890,
with whioh the aggregate population of ^
the present census should be compared,
was 63,169,756. Taking the 1890 population
as a basis, there has been a gain N
in poDulation of 13,225,464 during the
past 10 years, representing an increase
of nearly 21 per cent
Following is the nffiaial *nnrnin<v*
merit of the population of the United
States in 1900 by States. The figures ^
is the first column represent the census
for 1900 and the second for 1890 and
the third column the number of Indians
not taxed.
Alabama- - 1,613,017 1,228,697 ......
Arkansas 1,311,664 1,120,179
California- 1,486,053 1,208,130 1,549
Colorado 639,700 412,198 697
Connecticut 908,365 746,258
Delaware..: 184,735 618,493
Florida 528,542 391,422
Georgia 2,216,829 1,837,858
Idaho 161,771 74,885,2,297
Illinois 4,821,660 3,826,851
Indiana 2.616,463 2,192,404
Iowa 2,251,829 1,911,896 -
i arq aor, i aot noa
JA.9U300 ?.. A^SVViZVV Aj JLM? jVVV
Kentucky 2,147,174 1,868,635
Louisiana 1,381,627 1,118,687 ......
Maine 694,866 661,086 ......
Maryland 1,189.946 1,042,890
Massachusetts.. 2,406,346 2,238,948
Michigan 2.419,782 2,093,889 ......
Minnesota 1,751,396 1,301,826 1,768 ?
Mississippi.... 1,561,372 1,239,600 ......
Missouri 8,107,119 2,679,184
Montana 243,289 132'169 10,746
Nebraska 1,068,901 1,068,910
Nevada 42,884 46,761 1,666
N. Hampshire. 411,688 876,680 ......
New Jersey.... 1,883,669 1,444,988 ......?
New York 7,268.009 5,997,863 4,711
North Carolina 1,891,992 1,617,947 ......
North Dakota.. 319,040 182,719 4,692
Ohio' 4,167,445 3,672,816
Oregon 418,682 . 313,767
Pennsylvania . 6,301,36-5 5,263.014
Rhode Island.. 428,556 315,606
South Carolina 1,340,312 1,161,149 ......
South Dakota. 401,559 828,808 10,932
Tennessee 2,022,723 1 767,518 ......
Texas 3.048.828 2.285.628
Utah 276,665 207,905 1,472
Vermont 848,641 882,422
Virginia 1,854.184 1,655,880
Washington.... 517,672 * 849,890 2,581
West Virginia. 958,900 762,794 ......
Wisconsin 2,068,968 1,686,880 1,657
Wyoming....... 92,581 60,705
Total 45 States.74 627,907 62,116,811 44,617
Alaska (estimated). 44,000 32,052?
Arizona 122,212 69,620 24,644
Dist. of Columbia... 278,718 280,892
Hawaii 154,001 89,990
Indian Territory.... 891,960 180,182 66,088
New Mexico 193,777 168,698 2,987
Oklahoma 389,245 61,884 5,927 Persons
in service
of U. S. stationed
abroad (Estimated!
Indians, etc at Indian
except Indian
Territory - 145,282
Total for 7 Territories
1,669,813 952,945 89,581
The Alaskan figures are derived from
partial data only and all returns for
Alaska and for certain military organizations
stationed abroad, principally in
tne rinlippmes, Has not yet Dees received.
Bulletins will be issued fo? the various
minor civil divisions in the different
States and Territories as fiat as
possible. The entire number, it is expected,
will be ready for the pnblio use
before the first of January.
Population During the Last Ten Yean
Very Satisfactory* ^ ~
According to the figures of the oensue
bureau, which will be found in another
column, the population of South
Carolina is 1 340,312, or a gain of 189,163
during the past ten years. While
this total population may not come up
to the number that many people had
expeoteditis considered a good gain
for a State of South Carolina's size and
the figures will compare most favorably
with the population of other Southern
Sfat-oq whinn had ranked r?A*r Snnth
Carolina, in number of inhabitants.
North Carolina, for instance, which hid
five hundred thousand inhabitants more
than this State ten years ago, gained in
the ten years something l>ke 273,000.
Arkansas in 1890 had .a population
of 1,128.179. Tuis year the population
is 1,311,564, or a gain or 183.385.
In 1890 the population of South Carolina
exceeded the population of Arkansas
by 22,970. In 1900 the population
of South Carolina is 28,784 greater than
the population of Arkansas.
Louisiana is another State whieh
ranks not far from South Carolina and
the gains there will be interesting whoa
used as a comparison. Ten years ago
Louisiana had a popultion of 1,118,588.
The latest figures given out show
a population of 1,381,627, or a gain of
263,039 in ten years. The population
of the city of New Orleans helps to
swell the figures of Louisiana and the
growth in the city is responsible in a i
large measure for the increase for the
Mississippi nude an increase which
is very near the increase of Louisiana.
The population of Mississippi in 1900
was 1,551,372. In 1890 it was 1,289,- '
600, or gain of 261,772. r v- >
Killed By Falling Wall.
O. Si. Biker, foreman af a garg
of Uborers engaged in razing the old ^ ?
Exchange hotel, Richmond, Va., ' iris- 7-" *
instantly killed this morning by a fail-- *
iog wall. He was about 40 yearsof age,
and leaves a widow and an 'adopted
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