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He Says the Result of the Election
Surprised Him.
He is Sure that Republican Politics
Will be.Repuciated by
the People Sooner
or Later.
William J Bryan Thursday gave the
following statement concerning the
"The result was a surprise to me and
- the magnitude of the Republican vie
tory was a surprise to uur *a
well as to those who voted our ticket.
It is impossible to analjze the returns
until they are more complete, but
speaking generally we seem to have
gained m ihe large cities and to have
lost in the smaller cities and in the
"The Republicans were able to secure
tickets or passes f.jr all their voters who
were away Irom home, and this gave
them considerable advantage. "We have
no way of knowing at this time how
much money was spe nt in the purchase
of vo':es and in colonization. But
while this would account for some of
the Republican gains, it could tfot account
lor the widespread increase in the
Republican vote. The prosptrity argument
was-probably the most potent
used by the Retiaolicans. They compared
the present conditions with th9
panic times of 1S93 to 1896, and this
argument seemed to have weight with
those #ho did not stop to consider the
reasons for the change. The appeal
'stand by the President while the war
*- ??' ~ o /3-anl n-p infln^nnp
13 Uli iiau a uv*4 v*
among those who did i.ot realize that a
war against a doctrine of self-government
in the Philippines must react upon
us in this country. We made an honest
fight upon an honest platform and, havdone
our duty as we saw it, we have
nothing to regret.
4*We are defeated,-but not discouraged.
The fight must go on. I am sure
that Republican policies will bo repudiated
by the people when the tendency
of these policies are fully under
1 kftfrroan
StUUU. J.lie uuuaau ircing^u |/iuvvwhv^
and democracy caonot end until the one
or the other is completely triumphant."
Concerning himself Mr. Bryan said:
"I have come out of the campaign
with perfect health and a clear conscience.
I did my utmost to bring succcss
to the principles for which 1 stood.
Mr. Stevenson did all that ne could;
Senator Jones and the members of the
Democratic Populist, Silver Republican
and anti-imperialistic committees
did all they could. Mr. Hearst and his
associates in the club organization put
forth their best efforts. Oar news/vnw
Mmpaiirn anpatpr-s ftpd nnr
VVU vaAU^wt^jU W^VWMWAH ? ? ?. V
local organizations did their part also.
I have no fault to find and no reproaches.
I shall continua 10 take active interest
in politics as long as I live. I believe
j^^it to be the duty of citizens to do so and
HBh^ addition to my interest as a citizen I
^^^^feel that it will require a lifetime of work
to repay the political friends who have
done so much for me. 1 s>hall not be a
Senatorial candidate before the Legislature
which has been elected. Senator
Allen deserves the Senatorship,
which goes to the Populists. Mr.
Hitchcock and Mr. W. H. Thomson are
avowed candidates for the Senatorship.
They both deserve well of the party and
I am too grateful to them for pass sup
port to Btand in the way even if I
desired a seat in the Senate."
Mr. Bryan said he ha3 no other plans
at present than to remain at home until
he had recovered from the fatigue of
campaigning. He denied the report
that he would remove from Nebraska
and make Texas his home.
Such is Fate.
A dispatch from Denver, Col., says:
A travesty of fate is the discovery of
gold uuder the Tabor Opera House,
built by the late Senator Tabcr, who
spent $1,000,000 in its erection, and
lost it in the crash which swept away
his fortune of $10,000,000. An artesian
well being drilled alongside the
Opera Honse struck ore at a depth of
380 feet today. Rock began to drop
out of the drill tube which John ?.
Mitchell, who was standing by, recog
nized as gold ore. Pieces of the rock
were taken to an assajar. if the ore
proves in quality and quantity worth a
mining a nfcat't may be sunk in the
heart of Denver. The property on
which the opera house is located is valued
at $500,000 and the block at twice
as mnch more, so that it is the most
valuable undeveloped claim in the
world. It would be straegs if it should
be found that Senator Tabor, who
died penniless, should have overlooked
under his very feet a fortune beneath
the buildiDg which bears his name.
Big Profits in Tobacco.
Mrs. J. E. Brockicgton of Kinggtree,
S. C., plaDttd ten acres in tobacco
this year and when she had the
first barn graded she wrote to R. C.
Commander of the Florence warehouse
to come and look at the crop and asked
him to take the crop for $ 1,000. He
advised her to grade, and ship to him
and ho would send her Over $1,000 for
it. Up to date. Commander & Jackson
have sent her a check for $1,425
and she still has about 3o00 pounds on
hand. She sold 1,782 pounds Thursday
for $339, about iy cents averages.
?Florence Times. 1
S'e'W England'1 fiypocricy.
Tiie Greenville News truly says: "If
it were some other cation than our own
subjugating the Filipinos, a great howl
of protest would go up to high heaven
from every section of the country, from
New England especially. But selfishnets
and greed, euphoniously styled
the "commercial spirit" drown all
thoughts of sympathy with a people
struggling for their freedom."
Should be ExcusedThe
Greenville Daily News says:
Rev. Rowland Hills, D. D., L L I).,
A. M., B, A., a British clergyman. Las
yeea uuuvav/LCU v>x vuu *u
braska, Th9 judge ought to be a3
light as possible ou him; he married
a,,his English wife before he saw an American
woman. Ofcourse he ought not
to have married again; but just consider
tie temptation.
The Vice-Chairman Speaks of the
Party's Defeat.
Ex-Gov. Stone of Missouri had his
statement made out early Wednesday,
in -which he reviewed the election of
Tuesday. It is as follows:
"The battle is over. The Democratic
party of the country accepts the result
without complaining as in duty bound.
r. i i:.?i
XI SlgUlILCB UUL lliucuun ivauai;?D iuc
influences as to tiie cause that brought
about the result. There will be a wide
divergence of opinion as to that. This
I will say, however, that the Demo
cratic party must stand and will stand,
undismayed in defense of the constitution
aod for the preservation unimpaired
of our constitution. A colonial
policy would be destiuctive of the republic
and we should resist every ef
foit to establish it. I have always
favored the annexation, in a proper
way, of the islands adjacent to our
coast, but have opposed the annexation
of a large domain in the eastern hemis
phere for reasons fully stated during
the campaign.
''The Democratic p*rty must stand
firm in the defense of the constitution
while at the same time it bhould take
an advanced and progressive position
looking to the development and protection
of our maritime and commercial
interests. The Missouri Democratic
platform of 1898 expressed my views on
the political qaestions of the day.
Those questions are for fature discus
sion, however; all I say now is what I
have said many times before that the
Democratic party mast be affirmative
and progre^ive as well as aggressive.
"Mr. Brjan made a great fight. He
is one of the most remarkable men of
history. He may never be president,
bat whether in politics or private life
no man will hold a more commanding
place, and none will be capable of exerting
a greater influence for publio
good. May God bless him."
Hanna for Next President.
Speaker Henderson, of the National
House of Representatives, was entertained
at dinaer at the Union Club By
about twenty promineat Republicans
Af niAVsland on the evaninz of October
31, when he delivered a campaign
speech ia this city. He greatly surprised
some of his hosts during the table
talk by telling them that Senator
Hanna's campaign tour of the Northwest
had so stirred up that section of
country that the Senator was being
talked about there as a Presidential
possibility four years hence.
Senator Banna was asked Wednesday
whether he had heard of any such
sentiment in the Northwest.
"Yes," he answered, "I have heard
rumors to that effect. At some of the
meetings I addressed in the Northwest
cries were raised about the next Presidency
which 1 could not help hearing.
There has been some talk of the character
you mention.
"Bat 1 don't want to be the nest
President after Mr. MoKinley. I won't
have anything to do with it. I have had
onnnwh nf nniiMrts and nnhlirt life to suit
What Croker Says.
Kichari Croker said at the New
Yor? Democratic club Wednesday:
"I was very much surprised and disappointed
at the way the election turned
oat. I did expeot Mr. Bryan to be
elected president of ihe United States."
Askea for the cause of defeat, Mr.
Croker replied:
"i believe that 16 to 1 had a good
deal to do with the vote against Bryan
in this state. What the causes were
in the southern and western states I
do not know.
"We ail know what the causa was in
New York state; the money centre of
the east. However, New York-city did
very well indeed. If the rest of the
country had done as well as New York
Bryan would have been elected. Kings
county did very well too.
"I do not regard the decision of the
country as adverse to Mr. Bryan as a
man. It was against the principles. He
is a magnificent representative American."
Wanted to Fight
A disoatch from Philadelphia sa?s
shortly before noon on ekeiion day a
small riot broke out in the 14.h division
of the .Fourth Ward, where Congressman
McAleer resides. A number
ot'.negroes entered the polling place and
attempted to vote. Their votes being
refused tney drew revolvers and a number
of shots were fired. "Paddy" McJtJride,
a pugilist of someDote, judge of
the division, said to be an adherent of
Congressman McAleer, was badly injured
about the head by being struck
with a revolver, and Hugh McClosky,
another McAieer follower, was arrested.
Three of the negroes were also locked
Gallant OScar.
Lord Roberts, in a dispatch dated
Johannesburg, Nov. 5, reports to the
war office as follows: "Smith Doirien
stales that Maj. Sounders and Capt.
Chslmers (of the Canadian Mounted
Rnflet) behaved with great gallantry ia
the action of Nov. 2. Saunders rode
out under a heavy fire to bring in a
horseless noncommissioned officer.
mo 3 TT?/\Y1 V*Q n ^ Klfl Vl/\^a.'Q
| was killed, and Cnalmers went to his
assistance. . Saunders imployed him to
I leave, but was refused, and the galiant
I Chalmers was, I grieve to say, killed."
Dosea't Tliis Jar You?
Among the messages of congratulations
received by the president was the
Cleveland, 0., Nov. 1 1900.
The continued confidence of the
American people as- expressed' at the
poiis is a tribute to jour personality
and your matchless administration.
hl<>?s and keen vnu for the patriotic
purposes to which you have dtdicated
your life's work. >1. A. Hanna.
Simmons Had a Clinch.
The Norih Carolina Senatorship was
settled at the primary in that State
last week in favor of F -M. Simmons,
who will have a majority of forty-fire
thousand. The result at the primary
will be ratified by the general assembly
in January when Simmons will be
elected to , succeed Marion Butler.
fPooulist.') The Legislature, elected
Iin August, '.is_overwheimiBgly Democratic,
Wjli ba the Most .Perfect of
its Kind.
Features in which the South
Carolina Inter-State and
West Indian w.l! Differ
from Ol:hers.
Jast as the old colonial City of
Charleston differs ia certain marked
features from every other city of the
United States, so will the South Carolina
Inter-State and West Indian Exposition
possess characteristics unlike
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tnose 01 any otner reposition mas nas
ever been held in this country. It is
not purposed that this Exposition
shall be the largeet. physically, that
has ever been seen, nor that it shall
contain the biggest and noisiest Midway,
the most immense buildings, notable
rather for their size than for any
other quality, that it shall swarm with
a greater number of sight-seers than
can be comfortably accommodated; in
fact, it is no wiy the ambition of its
promoters to out do all other Expositions
in point of bigness, Whatia proposed
and intended is that The South
Carolina Inter Scate and West Indian
Exposition shall be the most perfect of
its kind, on entirely original lines.
In the first place, the site is ideal.
Where else in the world has Nature
provided a more ample and rich stage
setting than that chose for the scenes
which are to be acted upon the banks
of the Ashley next year? The nearly
level, yet slightly roiling country af
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fords a reaay-maae DacK grouna, already
enriched by country old oaks,
clad in their living green, with shadowy
pendants of soft grey Spanish moss.
Instead of the shadeless blinding, dusty
roads along which weary pedestrians
and hardly less weary travellers on
wheels have labored at other Expositions,
the visitor to the Exposition^
Charleston will pass at ease along enchanting
ways, treebordered and shady,
with the scents acd sounds of the forest
not so far avay that one may not
occasionally hear the twitter of a birdnute
or catch a glimpse of a darting
squirrel or a whice-taiied rabbit scud
ding to its home. Rusilingpalmettoes
will grow along these walks, and one
may rest from the labors of sight seeing
in arbors such as might have sheltered
Phyllis and Strephoa ia da.s of
yore. Here will gro* Cherokee r.>-es"
and honeysuckle, And the incomparable
yellow jessamine wi 1 perfume the
air. At any moment it wiil be possible
to withdraw from the roar of machinerv.
the clamor of the multitude,
the wonders and the curiosities and the
fatigues which alike accompany the
greatest of mac's works, to a rctLe
ment which shall bring to the senses
the refreshment Nature cffers in suany
and peaceful skie-3, soft wooiand scenes,
and the fragranie of growing floors
On the west will flow the broid and
sparkling Ashley Iliver, gay with boats
of ev^rj kind, ar:d reflecting in its
depths the magical hues of cue painted
sunset skies, and the nightly splendors
of electricity.
The plans of the buildings which will
bo erected upon this perfect Bite, have
ail emanated fiom the brain of one
man, so that a greater harmony of conception
will pervade them than could
possibly be achieved through the conflicting
ideals of many architects, how>
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ever aamiraoie me muiviuu^i uesigua
might be. The whole scene is planned
to express most perfcotly the spirit of
the SouJ.h, not only in its fljwerwreathed
arbors and treebordered
walks, bat in every line and tint of {
each harmonious building. These,
while possessed of an infinite variety
are all adipted to the environment, being
purely Southern, and even what
might be called Spanish-American in
character. Long, irregular facades,
with colonades and arches, courts and
plazas, terraces, fountains and flowery
parterres will suggest at every turn that
one is in the land of sunshine and romance.
In the depths of the lake will
be reflected Electrical Island, with its
radiant Temple of Electricity and its
dazzling fountain of light; while across
thamoteN 1 i snnnd the ohiinitifir bells
from a high Tower oil the shore, ringing
out the old, familiar melodies,
which find their way to every heart.
There wiil be one building on the Exposition
Grounds which will differ from
any buildiDg that tas ever been seen on
the grounds of any other Exposition,
and that is the old colonial home which
stands there, and. which will be used
as the Woman's Building.
There are other points of difference
which will suggest themselves readily
to any citizen of a great metropolis who
happens to have vioifed the picturesque
old city of Charleston duriDg the sunny
days of its short bright winter, or who
has lingered late upon its wave-washed
"Battery" under the light of the summer
moon, If it is possible to preserve
and accent these characteristic "differences"
of which the native born
Charlestonian is very proud, and yet to
bring together all the latest marvels of
modern civilization and modern ingenuity?not
to speak of science and
art?for the contemplation of the
thoughtful and enlightened, it will
certainly be done at the South Carolina
Inter State and West Indian Exposition
to be held at Charleston next
year. Sightseers are weary of immensities,
of exaggerated values which
X&liigUC ILL" LUIUUj vji Si^v auu
cost and notoriety which, repeated over
and over at every Exposition that has
ever been given, hava finally lost their
power to impress the imagination.
What appeals to the cultivated mind of
tc-day is the perfect conception, perfectly
expressed, the broad design
which yet slights no smallest detail,
the supreme art of the old Greek and the
modern Japanese which, with ail their
differences, are alike based upon the
thought that "the gods see everywhere."
Died ;ji the Act.
In New York one voter died in the
e lection booth and another immediately
after castine his ballot.
Points Oat to His Friends His
Good PointsOar
cool weather frienn, the oyster,
has been careful not to enter upon the
present season with any ritk of being
misunderstood or unappreciated. He
has written his own autobiography,
ajkiVli io Koine distrilmffid amoaz his
friends by a Fulton street oyster house
of New York.
"I am born without jaws or teeth,
but I've got fine muscles, liver ana
heart. In eaoh year of my life I produce
1 200,000. Each of my children
isone-hundred-and-twentieth of an inch
! in length, so 2,000,000 little ones can
be crowded into a space of one cubio
inch, lam ready for the table in from
one to five years after birth. You
will never find me in oold parts of
the world. I dislike cold, la Ceylon
[ som&wmes to grow afoot in length.
One of me there makes a stew, when
1 am half a foot broad. I am not of
much account in England unless I am
imported fromAmerica. It makes me
very sad tothink of fetching up on the
Strand?I, who was discussed by
Tibeiiug and Julius. I have been the
cause of much bloodshed. Men fight
fierce battles for me all along the
American coa9t, the Italian and the
coast of Kent and Essex.
''If you eat me raw you are not at
all likely tj regret it, for I am in a raw
state very nutritious and easily digested.
Aa a fry, I am inclined to be uninteresticg
and heavy, so few know how
to fry mo. I am about the only animate
thicg that can be eaten with impunity
in-a raw state. Parasites cannot
exist ia m9a<i they can in ohop3
and steak3 and fruits. I am aj)retty
good thing to man, and as to woman,
look at me pearls I have given her.
Thackery has compared me in a iaw
state to a new baby, yet I never kept
him awake at nights.
'Tm not half bid in a stew, but as a
a. -L . 11 .11 iL.
roass 1Q tae snen an me iu iu?
comes oat. Then 1 sizzle with emotion
in butter, red pepper and a little sauce.
The clam is like the driver of a hansom
cab tben?not ia it with me. The
clam! That commonplace fellow! I
avoid him as much a3 possible, I am
not a snob nor yet a cad, but I really
must not be expected to fraternize with
the clam, nor can I discuss him. Ihc
line must be drawn. He's not in the
four hundred. Well, I am?Blue
Democrats Loss Some Votes They Carried
Four Years AgoAccording
to the returns from last
Tuesday's election, corrected np to the
present time, the electoral college will
stand as follows:
California "9
Connecticut 6
Delaware 3
Illinois 24
Iowa 13
Indiana 15
Kansas 10
Maine 6
..Maryland 8
Massachusetts .-15
Michigan 14
Minnesota 9
New Hampshire 4
New Jersey 10
VaV>raalra . 8
New York 36
North Dakota 3
Ohio 23
Oregon 4
Pennsylvania 32
Khode Island ' 4
Scuth Dakota 4
Utah 3
Vermont 4
Washington 4
West Virginia 6
Wisconsin 12
Wyoming 3
Total 292
Alabama 11
ArkaQe*s 8
Colorado 4
Georgia ....13
Idaho 3
Kentucky 13
Louisiana 8
Mississippi 9
Missouri 17
Montana 3
Nevada 3
North Carolina 11
South Carolina 9
Tennessee 12
Texas 15
Virginia 12
Total 155
There is still some doubt about Kentucky
and Nebraska, and it may be
that Idaho will have to be transferred
to McKinley; but all probabilities favor
the oorrectnes3 of the foregoing as
it stands.
Broke TJd the Poll
A riot occured in the third district
of Wilmington, Del., which resulted in
tho destruction of the polling place.
Tho district has a large negro vote and
as the offisers were nearly half an hour
late in opening the polls, about a hundred
negroes asnembled in line waiting
to vote. As the doors opened they saw
a white man. Jaaaes McHugh, who
had gotten in ahead ot them, attempting
to vote. This infunated them, and
rushing in they assaulted Mo Hugh and
the inspector, James Dugan, cutting
both seriously. Policeman Sherry was
also cut in attempting to restore order.
The negroes destroyed the polling
booth and the registration books disappeared
in the melee.
Five'jn KilledQuarrels
over politics and gambling
resulted in five men being shot to death
Wednesday night in Kentucky. One
man was fatally wounded. The dead:
Alfred Stanhope, at Versilles, shot by
George Woodruff, town marshal of
Midway, Ky. Henry Usborn, of Harlan
county; shot by John Day. Grant
Raines (colored), Middlesboro, shot by
J. Griffith, white. Elgar Brown, of
Buckey,e shot by Luther Ray. Robert
iUUilSejr, Ul JJliUOlUOj ouy^iiwiuauiuuji*.
Fatally wounded: Thomas EtheriDgton,
of Versailles, bystander, shot in
Woodruff-Stanhope fight
The Ex Senator Gives Advice to
No Use MourningOver Spilt Milk,
but Time Enough Yet to
Think About New
"It is too early to talk or even think
about reorganizing the Democratic party,'"
remarked Senator Gorman, of
Maryland, while in Washington Thursday,
while discussing the defeat of Mr.
"The defeat was so overwhelming
and the knockout so complete," added
Mr. Gorman, "that we must nave time
to recover oar breath btf jre making I
any predictions or calculating as to the
future policy of the Democratic party.
It is not the time to indulge in criminations,
but we must aceept the result as
tho calm acd deliberate judg meet of
the voters of tbe country, after deep
consideration of their own .individual
interests. We must accept the verdict
as an evidence that the business interests
of tho country are unwiliing to
take chances of doing anything which
might mterrere witn me present prosperous
condition existing throughout
the laud. As I look at it the result
was brought about by the combined efforts,
not only of the owners of the
great commercial enterprises and the
employers of large forces cf working
people, but by the votes of a majority
of the operatives of the great establishments
and the working classes generally,
who joined with toe plain, practical
business people in deciding that it
would be unwise to disturb the prosperity
of the present by experimenting
with a new Administration, which was
pledged to reverse and set aside all of
the practical business advantages now
enjoyed by the great mass of the rightminded
and industrious people who,
iinrtar p.xi-irinz conditions, would not
allow themselves to be wholly influenced
by party ties. Mr. Bryan made a
remarkable campaign, and attracted
large and enthusiastic audiences by his
brilliant oratory aDd attractive manner
of appealing to those who gathered
around him. It L evident, however,
that a gTeat many men neglected to
vote as they shouted, as tne big McKinley
vote rolled up from places where
the greataat Bryan demonstrations were
held. Now that tfie smoke of battle
has cleared away it will be in order for
the critics to rush foward and endeavor
to point out the mistakes made by the
Democratic managers. Criticism at
this late day is futile and at the same
time it must hot be forgotten that our
opponents also made eomesenons Diunders
during-the canvass not necessary
to mention now. As I have before remarked,
we were beaten badly by a
combination of circumstances and conditions
which evidently appealed to
voters more strongly than any of the
arguments presented on the stump.
The defeat is too overwhelming and
far-reaching to justify the cry of fraud
and corruption, and happily the contest
ended without any serious disturbance
or resort to force, which many persons
feared might result from the high state
of excitement and enthusiasm prevailing
at certain periods of the campaign.
What Mr. Bryan's future intentions
may be I have no means of knowing,
and, as his state has gone Republican
and his prospeots of coming to the Senata
arfl somewhat diminished, he may
conclude to retire from the center of
the political stage for the present and
and rest content -with two gallant, bnt
nnsnccessful, efforts to rescue the Presidency
from the grasp of the Republican
Many influential members cf the
Democratic party in Washington conour
in the opinion that the result of
Tuesday's election must necessarily deprive
Mr. Bryan of any farther Pres- I
idential claims upon the Democratic
party. He has had two successive opportunities
to win the coveted prize
and the party has given him hearty
sapport. There were, however, conditions
whioh seemed to effect a certain
class of voters commonly termed the
silent vote, which was beyond the control
of party organization or ties. Selfinterest
and a desire to let well enough
alone seems to have actuated a ruffieient
number of "voters to turn the balance
of power in favor of McKinley as
against Bryan. The personalities of
the two candidates were not alone considered
by the voters, for had such
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been tne ca3e cue resu;i migut unvc
been different, for it is conceded that
Mr. Bryan possesses a stronger and
perhaps more capivating personality
than his successful rival. After
two trials it is apparent that the policies
and the principles which are behind
McKinley are more potent with
the voters of this country than those
which Mr. Bryan represented.
Now that the campaign is over and
the country is assured of four more
years of McKinleyism, ancedotes of
the recent political struggle will be in
order. The result of the balloting
shows that political prognostications
are of but little value in a majority of
instances, and as a general rule the op
mions 01 tUG acuvtJ panj iuauaS?D ?V
of less actual value than the
views of entirely disinterested parties.
It is not always safe in political gatherings
to base your calculations for victory
on the size of your crowd or the
enthusiasm displa;ed by the specta'
Death in a Skunk's Bite.
Silas Carson of Wilcox, Arizona,
died in this city cf hydrophobia produced
by the bite of a mad skunk.
Carson was a cowboy and one night
about three months ago while ont on
the range near Wilcox he awakened to
find that a rabid skunk had taken refuge
in his blanket. C*rson struck the
skunk with his hand and the beast buried
its teeth in one of his fingers. A
few days ago he began to show unmistakable
signs of hydrophobia. It is no
uncommon th:for cowboys on the
range in the remote regions of Arizona
I ?j \7? MaHantofI dnrinsr
auu i.?c rr latiiw w w
the dog days by skunks afflicted with
the rabbies, bat this is the first case
on record in this city where hydrophobia
has resulted.
The First Year's Operation of the
Plant Has Been Satisfactory.
The Vesta cotton mills, the only cotton
mill that is operated by negro labor
in this State, and one of the few mills
in the country that is run with colored
help, is cow running on full time and
in a manner that is most satisfactory to
the management of the company,
There is only one other mill in the
United States that is operated entirely
by negroes. This mill is located &t
Concord, N. C , and it is a success. At
first it met with many difficulties, but
all obstacles have been overcome and a
superior grade of cloth is being manufactured.
j The Vesta mills, under its new man
agement nas been in operation nearly a
year and when the stockholders meet
JNovember2, Mr. L. U-. Potter, the
manager and treasurer of the company,
will doubtless be in a position to make
a most favorable report and the directors
in all probability will declare a
The mill is now in better condition
than it ha3 ever been and everything
is working along most harmoniously,
| More than six hundred hands are oa
| the pay roll and they seem to be perfectly
contented. There h*s nevar
been any labor trouble between the
operatives and the manager of the mill.
The mill is being operated more buocessfully
now than any time in its history,
and from what can be learned
Capt. J. H. Montgemery, the president
of the mill is perfectly satisfied with
the first year's work and hopes to bring
the mill to a higher state of perfection
during next twelve months.
President Montgomery, while not a
resident oi Charleston, gives a great
deal of hi3 time and attention to the
mill. He comes down from Spartanburg,
his home, very often thereby
keeping in close touch with the affairs
of the mill. He knows exactly what is
required to keep the mill in successful
.Mr. L. (j. Potter, the manager and
treasurer of the mill resides in Charleston
and gives all of his attention to the
business. He is a successful mill man,
having had many years experience in
the Spartan mill, one of the largest
mills in the South, which is managed
by Capt. Montgomery.?Charleston
Will Bennefit the South.
To an Atlanta man belongs the dis
tmction ol Having discovered a process
by which the common cotton seed hulls
can be made into paper at abont one half
the cost of the manufacture from wood
pulp. The inventor is Robert Thomas,
formerly superintendent of the Grlendale
paper mills, and Col. W. A. Hemphill.
Mr. Thomas is at present a resident
of New York city, and has already
interested several well known capitalists
in the enterprise with the result
that $5,000,000 company is to be organized
at Tenton, N. Y., for the purpose
of erecting Jarge plants in various
parts of the cotton belt. It is expected
that Mr. Thomas' discovery will cut
the present price of paper in half. According
to the inventor himself this
latest consummation of the cotton seed
hull about exhausts the use of the cotton
plant. Mr. Thomas was for many
years in the paper making business in
the south and a few months ago, while
operating in a small mill in Florida,
he learned the chemical action which
will reduce the cotton seed hulls to
nnln. "Realizinc at nn?ft that hfl had
made an important discovery, he disposed
of'his plant and devoted the entire
proceeds of the sale in purchasing
machinery with which to prosecute his
experiments. The cost of producing
the new pulp will be about one-half
the cost of manufacturing the wood
pulp. It tensile strength is said to
be very much greater than wood fiber,
whioh will make it invaluable for bags
and wrapping paper.
Turning the.Screw.
A fiat increase of 1 cent a pound was
put on beef, pork and mutton Friday by
Chicago packers. In one year the additional
cent will yield to the Chicago
packers, basing the estimate upon last
years business, the following sums:
Dressed beef, 15,000,000; dressed pork
and pork products, $20,000,000; mutton,
$4,000,000. Total additional to
incomes, $39,000,000. Retailers of
meats were thrown into a panic by the
unexpected rise in prices. In the adjustment
of prices to the consumers
choice cuts of beef have gone up as
much as 5 cents, pork tenderloin jumped
to the same extent, and mutton
chops went up three cents. The advance
by tne packers is more than 10
per cent, on the price of meat the day
before election. The advance by the
retailer to the consumer will average
25 per cent.
The Beggar's Paradise.
Begging pays very well in China,
and, consequently the large towns are
overrun with mendicants. This is not
due to'the fact that the Celestsal nature
is particularly generous or charitably
disposed toward the needy, bat that the
begging fraternity is a very powerful,
uniting themselves into guilds for the
purpose of helping one another in their
profession. The resulc is if any one is
foolish enough to refuse alms to a
supplicant, it is more than likely that
he will be immediately set upon by the
whole community in his town, who
harass and worry him to such an extent
that his life is a burden to him. A
shopkeeper for instance, will rarely
refuse a beggar, for the attentions of
his brethren would be a great hindrance
to his trade.
A Bloody FightIn
a riot at Caseyville Ind., on
election day one man was killed. Eis;ht j
men were severely wounded. Politics j
led to the fight. About 50 men became
involved in a political discussion
in a saloon during the night The
Democrats and Republicans finally
separated, only to come together later
outside the saloon. Sjme one shot
U-raves witn a snoigun. iq an msiaut
many weapons were brought into action.
Over 200 shots were fired.
Baltimore Went Wrong.
New York, the greatest of our money
centres, went for Bryan. Boston, second
only to New York financially, went
for Bryan. Baltimore went for ftlcKinley.
Comment unnecessary.
Very] Truthful Words from the
Atlanta JournalAlthough
triumphant, President McKinley
must come out of the late contest
with a sadly battered self-respect.
A more insulting support never helped
to put a man into office. Men who voted
for McKiDley because they distrustedBryan's
money policy made it as humiliating
for him as they could. They
came out m statements in the newspapers
apologizicg profusely for voting
for him at all and excusing it only on
the ground that he represented what
they regarded as desirable policy.
The intellect and character of the
Republican party looked upon the
president with contempt and they were
not polite enough to conceal it. The
disgust with his shilly-shallying policy
was freely expressed ia the newspapers
and in the utterances of some of the
most distinguished men of his party..
With what withering contempt must
suoh great Republicansas Ben Harrison,
Tom Reed, and Senator Hoar regard
the president! The unbending Reed
would not compromise his reputation
by endorsing a policy he despised. Not
one word did he utter in favor of McTT
i nl nrr ^nrinr fit a tttV* nl m <rr> Tf
doe3 not even appar that he voted. MrHarrison
gave a reluctant and belated
support to McKinley aid Senator Hoar
supported him on the open understanding:
"You are wrong but I am with
you because you are a Republican."
Some Democrats who disagreed with
Mr. Bryan went over to McKinley, in
every case perfacing their declarations
by especially disclaiming personal
approval of McKinley aad expressing
supreme distaste for their enforced
No candidate for president was ever
so humiliated. Under the load of scorn
the good man kept silent. He was
thankful for anything he could get even
if it was proffered with insult and
derision. He was Pecksniff to the end.
He lauded the patriotism of his insulting^"
supporters in pious periods and
i r* , i t i i -i
spose a lew reverent woras sdoui auiy
and destiny. Mr, McKinley mast be
a man of strange constitution if he can
construe tha result of Tuesday's election
into a personal compliment to
himself. Tens of thousands voted the
ticket that bore his name who would
have taken pleasure, yea delight, ia
casting a ballot for some other man in
hispUce. Atlanta Journal.
A Demoralizing WarThe
New York Times of the 28th of
October printed an interview with a
disabled volunteer just returned from
the Philippines which is of a character
10 HUUQ& me uuuiauo aiuenuau, vy
reason of the barbarity and demoralization
that it reveals. Oar soldiers were
doubtless like other people when they
went to "assimilate" the Filipino, but
the long-continued work of butchery,
the Filipinos' obstinate fight for independence
and the daily sight of blood
has hardened-them to an incredible degree,
if the disabled volunteer's story is
to be believed. The risks our men incur
have caused them, it is atatod, to
adopt the view that "the best Filipino
is a dead one" and that Filipinos are to
be shot at sight. They are "sometimes
shot on suspicion," and "I was never
so happy," che volunteer adds, "as when
I potted a Filipino. It is impossible to
estimate the number of natives killed,
but I tell you it is thousands upon
thousands." It is no longer the practice,
it is stated to bury the dead na ittoc
Knl "aia let. tlio r??trpea Ho oliorA
they are killed, as the carron biids
will pick them clean in a conple of
days, and we killed so many that it
would take all our time to play undertaker."
Evidently our civilization is
being improved.
An Awful Death.
Ellwood Moore, aged 44 years, of
An bier, Pa., fell into a vat of hot
magnesia at the Keasbey & Mattison
Chemical Works Thursday afternoon
and before aid could "reach him was
boiled to death. Moore came to the
chemical works from Dr. Mattison's
Lindenwold farms but a few weeks ago,
and, although he was employed there
only temporarily, asked to be retained,
a3 he preferred the work to that which
he had performed at the farm. Thursday
he was doing some tinsmithing over
the magnesia room, when he lost his
footing and plunged headforemost in
the pasty mass of hot magnesia below.
His horrified companions rushed frantically
to his rescue, but found they
could do nothing until the vat was
emptied. This was quickly accomplished,
but too late to savo Moore'a iife,.
for when he was taken out life was extinct,
and he had probably died almost
instantly afcer entering the seething
mass. The skin pulled o2 at the slightest
touch and the flesh was almost parboiled,
as the material in which the man
was immersed was heated to a high temperature.
The body was conveyed to the
victim's late home on Greenwood
avenue, where he leaves a w:dow.
Husband's Horrible Deed.
Joseph E. Freitag, 40 years old,
Wednesday went to the home of his
wife, E.izabeth, at 460 Humboldt
street, New York and after killing her
witn a revolver snot nimseir twice in
the head. Oa account of her husband's
dissipated habits Mrs. Freitag separated
from him about two years ago, and,
with her 19-year-old son Edward and
her then unmarried daughter, now Mrs.
Louisa Bartsch, went to live in the
Humboldt-street house.
The Georgia Solons.
The Georgia lawmakers are acquiring
an unenviable reputation for information
and modeiation. First one fails
to turn ofi the gas and narrowly escapes
asphjxiation, and then two others fill
* .! til ti 1
tfcemaeives up witn "doczs ana indulge
in a cutting frolio. Presently
the people will begin to ask themselves
are we sending the right kind of men
to the Legislature to make laws for
Would Es PopularA
genius has come foward with a solntinn
nf tbp> trnst nrnhlem. his snsrees
tion being the enactment of laws providing
that the purchaser of goods from
trusts shall not be obliged to pay for
them unless he chooses to do so. This
might exterminate the trusts, but it
would convert the great majority of the
people into enthusiastic advocates of
. ';v
McKinley Re-elected by a Good
r ^
The Republican Majority Greatly
Reduced in Many StatesBryan's
Pep ular Vote
It became evident at a very early hour
Tuesday evening that the election of Me
kmley ana nooseveit was assurta. ai
half past 8 o'clock returns from nearly
two-thirds of the election distriota of
Greater New York had been received,
indicating beyond question th*i Bryan
and Stevenson could not expect more
than 25 or 30,000 plurality in this
Democratic stronghold, and unleu
there was a landslide in evideuoe be*.
yond all reasonable expectation the
State of New York had declared in unmistakable
terms, although by a greatly
reduced ma jority, for the _ Republican
candidates. As the night pro*
pressed it only served to confirm thi?
judgement. , - J
The returns from Illinos betrayed a
like condition. The .Republican plurality
of 1896 was greatly reduced, but
it was still too large to be overcome.
On the other hand, the returns from
Indiana. Michigan, the two Dakotas.
Utah and Wyoming, as well as Nebraska,
seemed to indicate strong Republican
gains over 1896. Delaware,
Maryland and West Virginia had give*
decisive Repubitcan pluralities.
The count in several of the far west- '
ern States was naturally so delayed as
to give little indication of the outoom*
there, but they had ceased to have a
determining effect, and before 10
o'clock the Democrats had given up tht
contcst, and it was announced that Mr.
V. a Vftfl OATIfli]
Uiyau JLiau ^vuo tV <*? WW 0VMHV
aslee p. The whole story was easily and
briefly told. The Republican ticket
would have a larger electoral vote than
four years ago, but in the larger States
of the middle west the pluralities had
been greatly reduced. Massachusetts
had fallen from 174,000 to 50,000; New *
York from 268.000 to 150,000 and Illinois
from 142,000 to 100,000. Tha
roll call of States at 12 o'olook Tuesday
night is apparently as follows:
McKinley?California, 9; Conneticnt .
6; Delaware, 3; Illinois, 24; Indiana,
15; Iowa, 13; Maine, 6; ^ Maryland, 8;
Massachusetts, 15; Michigan, 14; Mis* v
neosta, 9; New Hampshire, 4; New
Jersey, 10; New York, 36; North Dakota,
3; Ohio, 23; Pennsylvania, 32; .
Rhode Island, 4; Vermont^; Waft
Virginia; 6; Wisconsin, 12; Wyoming,
3.?Total. 259. ^
Bryan?Alabama, 11; Arkansas, 8;
Colorado, 4;> Florida, 4; Georgia, 13;
Louisiana, 8; Mississippi, 9; Missouri,
17'. Montana, ?3; North Carolina, 11;
South Carolina, 9; Tennessee, 12; Texas,
15; Utah, 3; Virginia, 12. Total,
Unreported: Idaho; 3 Kansas 10;
Kentucky 13; Nebraska 8;^ Nevada 3;
Oregon 4; South Dakota 4; Washing*
ton 4. Total 49. If all the unreported
states should turn ont as Democrat*
io, a highly improbable contingency, it
would not change the results. The
latest returns from Nebraska indicate a
Republican plurality.
The fifty-seventh congress seems to
be Republican by a substantial working
? - -M
What the Republicans Claim.
As a result of messages received at Republican
national headquarters Thursday
by National Committeemen J. H.
Manley and N. B. Scott from doubtful
points, Mr. Manley gave out the following
"Full returns Thursday leave the
situation as it was Wednesday. We
have won by 308 electoral votes. We
have carried every Northern State but
Colorado, Nevada and Montana, with
ten votes. We have carried Kentucky,
Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia.
As we predioted during the entire campaign
they are attempting to rob us of
the electoral votes in Kentuoky under
the power of the G-oebel. law. If they
succeed we shall have 295 electoral
votes. Our candidate for Governor
wires chat we have carried Kentucky
for the electoral ticket and eleoted him
by over 7,000 majority. The time has
come wnen the American people ought
to insist, at whatever cost, that the
votes shall be counted as they were
honestly cast."
An Election Fight.
A serious election day row took
_i rr j. r> t. uu.
piace at xv.evB&uue .car*, nut, vwigg
Mobley and Thomas Moody, prominent
citizens of that section, became involved
in a quarrel at the primary polling
place, and the alteration finally
resulted in a fight, in which one of the
participants was badly stabbed. They
were then separated, bat a few
minutes subsequently it is alleged that
Mobley shot Mocdy while standing in
the doorway of the building in whaeh
the election was being held. It is reported
that Moody will not live. On
account of the prominence of both par*
fi/ia fKa off*?* haa <*a.iqod AnnaidflPfihl*
excitement }
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5o Injunction Against CupidI
A distressed father has appealed to
I the courts in the city of Brooklyn to ?
release his son from the thralldom of
a pair of bright eyes. He oomplained
that a certain pretty girl has hypnotized
his son to such purpose that the
young man neglects his work and spends
all the time possible in her society. M
Hypnotism is a new name for it. To
the everlasting credit of the Judge bo
it said that he did a smile behind hif
hand and refosed to enjoin the mother
of the girl from granting the yctig
man admission to her house.
~'>r. ga
Will Hot Be Senator.
The New York Evening Journal
prints the following telegram from Mr.
Bryan: "Lincoln, Neb, November
8.?^o the Editor of theSrening Journal:
You may say officially that under
no circumstances would I accept tht
office of United States Senator, eren
were it tendered me. I made my fight
for the Presidency and lost I am not
going to take other men's position*
from them. William J. Brya^,M
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