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Path of a Stojm Strewn With
Dead and Wounded.
^ The Storm Visited Central and
Western Tennessee and
Northern Mississppi
Doing Great Damage.
Tennessee was swept Tuesday night,
20th instant by the most destructive
storm ever kno^n in the Scate. More
?*?- than fifty per:ons were killed and a
- - -
hundred or more injured, wnue ine
f damage to houses, timber and other
property will reach large figures.
The storm entered the State from
northern Mississippi asd swept across
in a northeasterly direction. Great
damage is reported from the counties
bordering on Mississippi, and further
on, Columbia, in Maudy county, is the
v~ heaviest sufferer. Lavergne, Nolens ille
and Galatin also felt the wind's
- force, '-he storm finally losing its force
against, the Cumberland mountain
^ range. Columbia's casualties number
25 dead and 50 injured.
The path oi the storm is about 50
yards wide and was through the north
western suburbs of the town. In its
path everything is completely wrecked.
? Not even the iron and stone fences of
1 j A?j;?
tne arsesai ^roucus ?io eutuuiu^. iuo
houses of Capt. Aydolott, the Farrells
and other large residences were demolished.
With the exception of these four
houses, the storm's path was through
- a section of the town populated chiefly
by Negroes and the poorer classes, and
the houses were mere hovels. It is estimated
that 150 of them were totally
destroyed and a larger number dam?
? The suffering of the people rendered
homeless and relieved of their
goods is pitiable. The tumber of
houses destroyed in the Nolensville
neighborhood is sixteen. There were
'two fatalities.
All of the sixteen houses were totally
destroyed. Mr. Hampton had $400 in
money, and this was blown away, and
_ only a part recovered. The baby of
Jim Chrisman, colore^ reported lost,
was found 300 yards from the house at
10 o'clock, lying near a branch, uninjured.
One, of the family dogs was
lying by his side.
At Jjavergne, sixteen miles south of
Nashville, on the Nashville, Chattanooga
and St. Louis road, the velocity
of the wind was -.carvelous, and from
best reports lasted only about twenty
seconds. In this short time about
thirty-five dwellings were turned into
kindling wood. The lose of life is
small compared with the miracuhus
, escapes made. The wind made a swath
? about 200 yards wide through the mid
die of the town. The Lavergne high
Hfe^sghool and depot, the two largest buildwere
laid fiat on the ground. The
y loss of these two buildings is placed at
$7,000. The railroad lest four section
houses, each valued $900.
^Viatioa WftR A.
very Btrong log structure, was in the
middle of the path of the storm, and
was laid flat on the ground. At the
time Mr. Robertson and his child had
retired and his wife was sitting near
the bed sewing, and before the latter
eould even warn her husband death
had claimed them. Mrs. Rob rtson's
escape was marvellous. When found
the unfortunate man was pinned across
the back by a large timber and a great
soar was on the back of his neck. No
mark could be discerned on the body
of the child. Both are thought to have
T_ _1
met instant ueatu. j.u aiuiyaw cywj>
home there were several injured.
In Williamson county great damage
was done, but the town of Franklin
escaped with comparatively small loss.
Houses and timber in Summer county
also suffered considerably, but first re
ports sent out from Gallatin were ex
aggerated, Great suffering is being experienced
by those deprived cf homes
at Lavergne and Nolensville. Tiie
rise in the Cumberland river at Nash^
ville is the most rapid known in twenty-five
years, the water having climbed
twenty feet on the gauge since Wednesday
Advices to the Associated Press and
from special correspondents show that
the loss of life in the territory visited
* amnnnre fn R1
uy llUO iviuauv Olicuu jr aiuvuuva kv - a
and the number injured to over 50.
Telegraphic communication to the
regions visited by the cjclone is interrupted,
and it is feared that when
full details are known the list of the
dead will be lengthened. The following
table shows the loss of life, together
with the injured, compiled from dispatches
forctd througn by courier and
telephone from the devastated localities:
KiUed. Injured.
Columbia, Tenn 40 25
La GraD ge, Tenn 3 6
Thompson, Tenn 1 0
Nolansville, Tenn 2 8
Laver?ne, Tenn 2 1
Love Station, Tenn 2 1
Tunica, Miss 5 0
Lula, Miss 4 0
Hernando, Miss 2 0
Batesville, Miss 0 S
Boxley's Store, Tenn... 3 0
Franklin, Tenn 0 2
Total 6i 51
^ Advices received from the stormswept
sections of Mississippi, Arkansas
and Tennessee indicate that the loss of
life and damage to property is far greater
than at first reported.
In Mississippi the greatest loss of life
and damage to property occurred near
Tunica, Lula atd Hinnando. A report
by carrier from a point 13 miles from
Tunica says that ihe tornado's devastation
was so great that it will take
weeks to calculate and repair it. rive
Negores lost their lives on the Hamlin
1 place.
In Tunica the school house, church
and a number of buildings were totally
demolished. More than 50 Negroes are
missing and it is feared that several
of them havj perished. Cotton is reported
badly damaged.
At Hernando a white man was killed
and a Negro fatally ii>j ured by flying
VnmanMii! sawmills. several
residences and hundreds cf Negro cab-'
ins were blown awayThe
storm overwhelmed the town of
Arkabucle, Miss., about 5 o'clock ia
the afternoon and in a few minutes
nearly every building was deimlished.
Many of the victims were pinned under
ihe wreckage and were extricated with
much difficulty. The tornado passed
to ti e northeast and caused much damage
through the country districts.
1)11) JX'JiU-CiUxaixi
The Truth Regarding General Lee
and the SouthThe
Charleston News and Courier of
Wednesday published the following letter
from Gen. Wade Hacnptoa and addressed
to the editor of that paper:
4*My Dear Sir: In the News and
Courier of November 10 is an appreciative
tribute to Gen. Lee by Mr. Haackei
which I have read wuh interest and
pleasure, but the writer has fallen into
an error which I am able to correct on
the authority of Gen. Lee himself.
Mr. Hanckel intimates that Gen. Lee
felt embarrassed in determining the
course he would take when the war between
the states took place, but in this
I he is mistaken. He did not hesitate a
moment and while iiice many of us who
followed him, he doubtless regretcd the
war and doubted the wisdom of it, he
felt that his duty demanded that he
should give his services to his native
state, and he never for a moment regreted
that he had followed the dictates
ef duty. He once said that duty
was the sublimest word ia our language,
and if ever there was a man whose every
action was prompted by a sense of ducy
he surely was that man.
"Some time after tfre close of the
war I had the pleasure of spendirg*se7eral
days with the general st his home
in L xington, and ooce while diaoussinctha
war he said: 'I only did what I
my duty demanded. 1 could have taken
no other course without dishonor,
and if it was ali to do over I should act
precisely as I did.
'*It was his intention to write a history
of the war, but, unfortunately for
tbe South and for tne truth of histo:y
death cut short his work. But he had
commenced the work, in which he began
by speakiDg of the differences of
opinion as to the true construction of
the constitution and how these opposing
view3 were sown in the convention
of 1787, and he then went on to say
that those differences in 1861 culminated
in blood, but, not in treason.' If
there was any treasou pertaining to the
war, it surely was not on the part of
Gen. Lee or of the south.
Wade Hampton.
Two Old Ladies Murdered and Their
Bodies BurnedTwo
old ladies?violet J, Colley,
aged 75, and her neice, Jane Cath Colley,
vho iived alone in a house on a
mam throughfare, five miles from Charlotte,
N. C., were Wednesday night
murdered, robbed and their bodies burn
ed The old ladies were generally reported
to be wealthy. It is known that they
had a good deal of money. They had
lived a retired life for years and seldom
ventured away from home, not even to
the city except when business compell
ed a visit.
The house which they occupied stood
within 150 feet of the roadside. Near it
was a small building which they used
as a kitchen, and in which they kept
their stores. People passing along the
road tuesday morning noticed that the
smail house had been burned. There
was no sign of life about the place, and
an investigation showed that the
dwelling had been ransacked from top
to bottom, indicating that a most
through search hae been made for the
money which the old ladies were supposed
to have kept in the house. Bureaus,
cabinets and desks had been opened
and their contents strewn about.
Every nook and corner of the dwelling
bore evidences of having been searched.
The general surroundings and the absence
of the old couple pointed all too
plainly to a case of murder, robbery
and arson. It was no surprise when a
search of the ashes of the small building
revealed two burned stumps, the
bodies of Miss Colley and her niece.
The bupposition is that the old ladies
were attacked while they were at supper,
after which their residence was
sacked and the house in which their
bodies lay was fired. For years past
they had been known to be accumulating
money, and had probably $11,200
saved up. There is absolutely no ciew
to the perpetrators of the deed. The
neighborhood people are greatly stirred
up, and both city and county officials
are using every effort to get a trace of
the murderers.
Made a Clean Sweepr>__i_
umieu oiaies Diut. jiiiamiutr iuuii?
took possession of the German National
bank, at Newport, Ky., and posted a
notice that the bank would reman closed,
pending an examination. Examiner
Tucker al&o announced that Frank >1.
Brown, the individual bookkeeper and
assistant cashier, was missing, and that
3 partial investigation showed that
Brown was short $201,000. Brown had
been with the bank eighteen years, was
one of the most trusted men ever connected
with this old bank, and it is
stated by the experts that his operations
extended back as far as ten years.
The capital stock of the bank is only
$100,000. Brown's alleged shortage is
double that amount, and more than the
reserve and all the assets, including
their real estate. While Alvord got
away with $700,000 in New York, he
did it in a large back, but Brown did
not have so much to go on and seems
to have gone the full limit for a small
bank in a city of less than 30,000 inhabitants.
The First National bank of
Newport was wrecked two years ago
by Cashier Youtsey, and now with the
German National bank closed Newport
has only one bank left.
Will Do No Harm
The Chicago Chronicle says "money
is being subscribed in Massachusetts
to test the constitutionality of the
election laws in Louisiana and North
Carolina by which, it is alleged, most
of the negroes are disfranchised. And
ofcourss the Massachusetts people have
a right to spend their money that way
if they feel like it. The incident will
not, however, tend .to break the solid
South to any great extent. It is a
good rule in politics as in otter tilings
I to mind your own business
A Letter From Mrs. Sa'lielRaynolds
Of Fearfui Days of Seige Written
by a Sourh Carolina
Missionary to
Dr. S. M. Reynolds, of Greenville,
kindly permits the News; of that city,
to print the following letter, which will
be read with interest, both beoause of
its graphic description of the Pekin
siege ana of the interest felt in the
writer, who is known to many-persons in
the State:
Shanghai, China, 0;i. 7, 1900.
^ O/VTTT /*AA^ if lO
i'ly ueai JJiUtuci. uun juuu 11, id
to be writing to 50a again. Thank
God. While still in Pekin I did not
write because I could not say we were
safe. Baby and 1 are now at MoTyeire
Hoaie and Mr. Kaid is, I
trust, again in Pekio, though Ifear he
went to PaotiDg Fa with a relief party
to rescue seme poor people still defend
iDg themselves agaiost the Boxers. He
cvne as far as Tien Tsin and saw us on
the vsfsel for Chefoo, where we ex
changed steamers for Shanghai.
After all theso months it is so
blessed to be free again. My dear
brother, they have been ?nxious days
j and more anxious ni?hts. The Pekin
I seige was full of mercy yet full of trial
for each baby included. I don't know
j where to begin to tell about it.
John Gilbert and I went to the
j Methodist mission the night of June
8ch. Previous to this I had for two
weeks been sleeping in my clothes and
for two nights expected to escape m
Chinese dr?ss. On June 10, Mr. Reid
also with Mr. Stelle cam9 to the mission
compound, where all the American
missionaries were gathered. All
foreign houses outside the legation
were looted and burned during the next
week. Oar place was one of the last to
go. Poor old Tsi Fuag, the watchman
escaped over the wall, leaving the place
on fire and the courts filled with soldiers
and Boxers, to deliver to me the keys
of the house. Wasn't that just like a
Chinaman? Next day he and Mr. Lieu
went back to see what might be still
left on the ground of the burnt premises;
seeing no one outside the gate,
iV Arr *TAW in rt ? n TTTrtWA irvsm rr
CUC,y VCUtUiCUiii auu ncic iin m
seized by soldiers and dragged off to the
Yamen where they were commanded to
burn incense. This both of them refused
to do, and they were at once beheaded.
The faithful old carter brought
us word the same day. For days this
horrible deed haunted us. Mr. Lieu was
a fine man, a Christian gentleman and
one of the best friends Mr. Rsid ever
had among the Chinese. His wife and
little grandchild are entirely dependent
on us now. It was terribly sad.
We were at the Methodist mission
until June 20th, each day and each
rrynminnr rrnro arm mr\VA frill I
ja*?U.V &kvniilgj AMWW ?w?* V-.
danger. As soon as the German minister
was killed Maj. CDnger ordered us
to the American legation. We walked
through Pekin's streets to the legation,
not knowiag what moment we might be
fired upon by Chinese troops stationed
along the city walls.
On reaching the American legation
we were told that all the foreigners
were to refuge in the British legation.
By 4 o'clock we were within the walls
of that legation, were located at Jubilee
chapel, and firing from the Chinese
had begun. Then followed day
after day and night after night of incessant
fusilading and shelling until
sometimes it seemed as n tne ena must
come. Yet God kept us and the Chinese
failed in their every attempt,
though sixty-five per cent of our brave
| soldiers lost their lives in defending us.
On July 5th, about 5 o'clock in the
afternoon, news came to me that Mr.
Reid was shot in the left leg just
through the calf. I could not see him
until nearly 7 o'clock; as his wound
must be first dressed and he made comfortable
in the hospital before I could
be allowed te see him. He suffered
greatly with his woaad and with lumbags,
which was very acute ani lasted
four weeks.
Baby had four attacks of malarial
fever during the seige and grew weaker
and weaker, as I had little or nothi?
J? 1--? A- ??. X.T-1
lsg lur aim to eai?two uutwea ui xuei
lia's food and a dozon tins of condensed
milk. Everything we had been able to
get as far as the Methodist mission, except
the trunk which you gave me,
with its contents, wai burnod or looted
by the soldiers. We lost everything.
I did not save even a, comb atd brush.
Living, eating and sleeping were all
done within the walls of our chapel.
There wero seventy sis of us to feed
three times a day. Most of us slept on
1 a j il t : u
me noor ana were ivt au lut-u
or two of cotton between ug oad the
boards. Mosquitoes, flies and fleas
were innumerable. Dirt and smells
were not to be avoided, yet we had
only five nights too hot for sleep,
though we spent many sleepless ones
because of the firing and shelling.
By the la3t of J uly Mr. Reid was
convalescent and was not.even using a
crutoh when the troops got in, August
15th, though hs still uses a stick and
limps a wee bit. Oa August 20th we
left the British legation to resume life
in a Chinese house. The same day
baby wag taken with djsentery and
was ill for two weeks or more. So
_ e. .1. . - ? 1 3 J- t-?^
many aiter me Beige uau ujiscuicij wx
typhoid fever.
Poor Wee Jack grew more and more
tiiin until it almost made me cry to
touch him. Mr. S'.elle was ill as the
3ame time with malarial fever. As
soon as baby was well enough to travel
I left Pekin with Mr. and Mrs. Killie.
Mr. Killie wasjnst up from typhoid
fever. We were on a email cargo boat
in charge of United States soldiers.
Mr. Keid went aa far a3 Tien Tsin with
us. Changing boats again at Cheefoo
brought us finally after a ten days trip,
all included, to Shanghai.
Now if Mr. Reid were only here I
should feel free indeed. Baby grows
ic n An? falrinc frpall
Otcauxijr AO "v t?
cow's milk aad has a good appetite.
Precious wee laddie, God has given a
treasure in him.
Sam, it has been impossible for me
to write letters from Pekin without
seeming to complain. We had a very
hard life there, aad I could not make
any of you uneasy by writing daily occurcances.
Thank God, 1 can't go
there again under the sam3 oircum
stances. Toe doctors jrade mo leave
with the baby because it was utterly
impossible to get food or milk for him.
Such desolation as there is everywhere
there makes one sick at heart.
What is to become of the poor people
this winter none of us can say. Even
now it is diif;cult foraging; and what
must it be lor the poor unineser xoc
British, Americans and Japanese have
been humane in their treatment except
in some cases. It is a great problem
what to do with China, and it veill take
years to settle it.
After the seige we had our first home
mail, b.inging yours and L ilia's letters,
besides several from friends in New
York State. Ycu may be sure they were
more welcome than ever before.
Mr. Keid did not have a ohacga of
clothes, and had actually to remain in
the hospital uatil we could g3fc him a
pair of Chinese blue cotton trousers
made. Ali of his institute papers end
letters were burned. I saved mother's
and father's pictures and Mr. Reid's
father's photo, with Dr. Charlisle and
and Philips Brooks. These pictures
happened ail to be in your trunk with
my wedding and reception dresses, and
for this reason that trunk was precious
beyond words. It was used to barricade
the ohuroh door at the Methodist mission,
and had not been broken into
when Mr. Reid went back to that mission
from the British legation with a
guard of sldiers. The trunk was only
half full, but still 1 am only too thankful
to have anything. My silver, with
Mother's, was lost. We did not eave
even our Bibles, as both silver and
Bibles were in the Chinese trunk,
which was looted first.
This letter must go by the first mail;
so I must stop for today. Baby sends
his dearest love and a kiss and says "tata"
to Hettie for her photo. Do send
me youi photos, and beg Saliy to Jet
me have Uncle William's. I must have
your faces near me.
Mr. Keid hopes to come to Shanghai
by the new year.
Oar Father keep us each loving and
faithful in His service.
Yours lovingly,
Sallie Reynolds Reii.
Our Insane Soldiers.
4'Was there ever such a large percentage
of insanity in any army a3 has
? - ? - it _ TIL ?0?>
afflicted our troops mine .rmuppiueBi
The Atlanta Journal was led to ask the
above question because a few days ago
sixteen soldiers who had been mentally
wrecked in the service there were
brought through Atlanta. The Journal
goes to remark that it observes that
every transport wh:*h brings baek the
dead, the woundea. ad and sick from
the Philippines has also the insane as
part of its ghastly cargo. Seldom have
soldiers in any army seen such severe
service and endured such terrible hardships
as did the troops of the Confederacy
in the civil war, and yet instances
of insanity were very rare among
them. What is it that upsets the mental
organization of so many of our soldiers
in the Philippines? One of the
attendants upon the poor fellows who
recently passed through Atlanta atfrihnt-erl
t.lifl wrAflk of several of tnose
unfortunates to overindulgence in a
powerful drink which i3 made by the
natives. In many cases the victims of
the fearful fevers which prostrate so
many of our soldiers in that sickly clim
ate loso their minds. Homesickness
is said to have destroyed the reason of
many of our. boys in the Philippines.
Whatever the causes of frequency of
insanity in our Philippine army may
be, the grim fact of its occurrence
stands out as one of the chief horrors
of a war into which imperialism has
dragged us and in which there has been
such a cruel sacrifice of American manhood.
Filipino bullets, fever, various
other diseases and insanity have made
up already a dismal record ia those far
off islands, and the numbsr of their
victims is destined to grow to still more
pitilLll JJi UJJUU1UUJ.
Still In The Race
A dispatch from Mexico, Mo., says
in a letter received there from W. J.
Bryan he says: "Still believing in the
principles set forth in fhe Chicago platform,
I shall continue to defend them,
believing the Americao people will yet
see the necessity for the repudiation of
Republicanism." This statement is
the third made by Mr. Bryan since
election indicating that he intends to
continue in the political field just as he
has been. In commenting on the
above the Atlanta Journal says shrewd
politicians are now of the opinion that
Mr. Bryan expeots again toJ)e a can
didate for the presidency. That his
candidacy will bring on a great fight
in the party in which Mr. Bryan will
be opposed by many of his strongest
supporters in the past is shown by the
deliberate statement of Hon. J. Kj)
Jones, national Democratic Chairman,
recently that he did not consider it at
all probable that Mr. Bryan would be
nominated. The statement of Mr.
Bryan printed above is thought to mean
that he is still in the field and that he
will be a formidable candidate four
years hence in the Democratic National
The Kansas Way.
A photographer of Seneca, Kan.,
recently took one of the most unique
groups that ever stood before a oamera.
In Oentralla there is a woman wbo is
living with her second husband, having
been divorced from her first. The
other day the divorced husband visited
the town and called on his former wife
and her new partner. Seiied by an
impulse, the woman proposed that all
three should have their pictures ta'hen
together. The husband3 had no objections
and the group proceeded to
photographer, where a likeness was
taken, the woman standing between
the two men.
Damages Awarded.
A dispatch from Greenville to The
State, in speafcing 01 tne court proceuing3,
eays the afternoon session of Wednesday
those of Thursday and Friday
morning ware spent in the trial of the
case of Lula M. Davis vs. the Southern
railway. This suit is brought against
the railway for $20,000 damages on aennnnt
of the alleged killing on the
track, near "Westminister, in January,
of the plaintiff's husband, Joseph D.
Davis. The jury rendered a< verdict in
favor of Mrs. Davis, awarding her $10000
It Was Somewhat Larger Than
Was Expected. ,
Both Constitutional Amendments
Carried by Good Majorities
and AH Democratic Congressmen
The State board of canvassers met in ;
Columbia on Thursday to declare the
result of the general election in this
State on Nov. 6ih. From the figures
it appears that the smallest vote was
cast in Richland oounty and the largest
in Orangeburg. In Hampton county :
there was but one vote against the j
Democratic electors. The total vote for
Democratic electors was 47,233; and for <
the Republicans 3,579. This makes the
total vote 50,814, when two years ago
it was but 28.258.
The constitutional amendments were <
carried. That relating to the public ;
indebtedness of Columbia and other !
cities received 22,530 to 8,108 in opposi- .
tion. That relating to drainage was :
carricd by a vote of 21,339 to 9,917.
The only counties which voted agaiost
the first were Barnwell, Kershaw, and
in Oconee there was just two votes difference.
Barnwell, Fairfield, Oconee
and Union opposed the drainage amend- <
ment. No vote on either amendment is ]
recorded from Williamsburg. The vote i
for presidential electors by counties is ;
as follows: I
County. Dem. Rep. Total.
Abbeville 1,366 , 8 1,374
Aiken... 1,470 53 1,523
Anderson 1,858 68 1,926
?- ??Afv c\r% ftrtA
mm berg ivo oo ,
Bam well 1.356 57 1,413
Beaufort 378 385 763
Berkley 472 112 584 :
Charleston 1,729 272 2,001 ;
Cherokee 1,084 59 1,143 :
Chester :... 836 20 856
Chesterfield 1,314 56 1,370
Clarendon 1,130 83 1,213
Colleton . 889 121 1,010
Darlington 1,230 83 1,313
Dorchester 770 43 813 .
Edgefield 919 17 936
Fairfield 670 17 687 (
Florence 1,290 74 1,364 1
G-eorgetown 446 451 C07 !
Greenville 1,777 47 1,824
G-reen'wood 1,484 4 1,486 :
Hampton 936 1 937
Horry 1,330 79 1,409
Kershaw 910 43 953
Lanrena 1,540 30 1,570
LeziDgton 1 302 30 1,332
Lancaster 1,300 70 1,370 ,
Marion l.zyo iiy 1.11.0
Marlboro 714 35 749 !
Newberry, 1,368 40 1,408 ,
Oconee 873 69 942 !
Orangeburg 2,457 167 2,624
Pickens 933 60 993
Riohland 445 62 507 '
Saluda 1,269 7 1.276 1
Spartanburg 2,467 101 2,568
Sumter 1,199 150 1,349 \
Union 1,182 91 1,273
Williamsburg 1,256 323 1,579 ,
York 1,198 37 1,235 1
The vote for the respective electors J
is as follows: i
R. D. Lee, 47,233; B. H. Moss, 47,- 1
196; M. W. Simmons, 47,199; W. W.
ttmi: AT ion. r. ?|n<,oa A.v . 1
JIHttUiD, i?, VUiS -U UiVUb) at! ,
233; W. McB. Sloan, 47,231: W. P.
Pollock, 47,199; M 8. Cantey, 47,199;
D. H. Behre, 47,232.
W. D. Crum, 3,525; L. W. C. Bla- J
lock. 3,579; George Holmes, 3,579; T. ,
A. Odom, 3,579; Jas. W. Talbert, 3,- i
579; H. J. Felton, 3.579; R. P. Roberts,
3,528; M. K Holloway, 3,529; Q. W. ,
Murray, 3,521.
The vote for State officers fell be- *
hind that for presidential electors. In :
Aiken county there were 18 votes re- ]
corded against Q-ov. McSweeney and 23 ;
against J. H. Tillman, lieutenant-goyemor-elect.
In Newberry there was
one vote against Mr. Tillman.
Otherwise the vote stood:
MoSweeney 46,457
Tillman 46,362
Cooper 46,500
Bellinger 46,444
Jennings 46,424
Derhais 46,426
MrtMahar 46.340
Floyd ~ . 46^332
Wharton 46,357
The vote on the proposed constitutional
amendment as to th* limitation
upon the taxation of Columbia, Georgetown,
Rook Hill, Charleston and Florence
is as follows, by counties:
For. Against.
Abbeville 719 321
Aiken 641 124
Anderson 1,078 80
Bamberg 397 99
Barnwell. 436 574
Beaufort 262 67
Berkeley 2 10
Charleston 1,516. 183
Cherokee 398 116
Cheater 523 125
nhflstArfield 574 217
Clarendon 658 163
Darlington 445 196
Dorchester 689 102
Edgefield 404 177
Fairfield 427 211
Florence . 459 53
Georgetown 810 178
Greenville 464 2
Greenwood..... 557 136
Hampton 809 283
Horry 387 187
Kershaw 224 241
Laurens 494 262
Lexington 489 244
Lancaster 779 375
Marion 541 311
Marlboro 365 188
Newberry 612 248
Oconee 277 275
Orangeburg 1,829 278
Pickens 510 218
Richland 340 74
Saluda 832 189
Spartanburg 896 461
Sumter 455 277
Union 458 304
Williamsburg No Yoto.
York 590 202
Total 22,530 8,103 ,
The vote for representatives in congress
is as follows:
William W. W.
First District. Elliott Beckett.
Colleton 129 73
Charleston 1,916 170
Q-eorgetown 485 517
Bsaufort 406 367
Williftmshnrir 687 247
Berkeley 43 4
Total 3 666 1,378
W. J. J. B.
Second District. Talbert. Odom.
A.iken 1,475 40
Barnwell 1,369 55
Edgefield 899 18
EJampcon 933 11
Bamberg 789 . 23
Saluda 1,248 9
Total 6,713 156
A. C. A. C.
Third District Latimer Merrick
Abbeville 1.333 3
Anderson 1 864 47
Newberry 1,358 33
Djonee 882 54
Pickens 925 64
Greenwood 1 472 2
Total 7,834 203
Jos. T. S. T.
Fourth District. Johnson Pointer
3-reenville 1 777 47
Laurens 1.531 26
Spartanburg 2,572 63
CJnion 1,207 53
Riohland 418 44
Fairfield 684 13
Total 8,189 251
D. E. Jno. F.
Fifth Distriot Finley. Jones
York 1,204 31
Chester 850 9
Lancaster.. 1.313 18
Chesterfield 1,313 55
Kershaw 913 36
Cherokee 1,096 34
Total 6,634 183
R. B. Soar- R. A
Sixth District. borough. Stewart.
Clarendon 1,132 78
Darlington ........1,234 68
Marlboro 718 29
Marion 1,291 117
Pioronoe 1,292 68
Borry 1,368 61
Williamsburg 573 54
Total 7,506 395
J. Wm. A. D.
Seventh District. Stokea. Dantzler.
Lexington 1,323 2
Orangeburg 2,611 153
Sumter 1,302 149
Dolleton 804 48
Berkeley 436 110
Richland 37 31
Dorchester 772 41
Total 7,285 534
The Vote Declared
The State board of canvassers met
rhursday in the office of the seoretary
Df state. The members present were
Treasurer Timmerman, who presided;
Secretary of State Cooper, Attorney
General Bellinger, Comptroller Genjral
Derham and Aojntant General
Floyd. Mr. Jesse T. Gnatt acted as
The board met to declare the vote as
sast in the State and had not there
been two contests presented to and
heard by them the session would have
t>een of a routine character, for the
jffioial vote has already been tabulated
*nd given in fall detail to the publio
through The State.
The contests were from the first and
ieventh congressional districts. In
the first, W. W. Beckefc, who opposed
Col. William Elliott and was defeated,
protested against the certificate of
ffiven Col. Elliott. In
""""O o ?
the seventh A. D. Dantzler, colored,
made a protest against Dr. Stokes being
The grounds upon which these defeated
.Republican candidates made
their contest have already been published
and the whole matter was gone
over again Thursday. Beckett was represented
by John D. Edwards, a Negro
lawyer of Charleston, and Dialer had
as his attorney, Jacob Alocer, a Negro
lawyer of Orangeburg. Courressman
Elliott was represented by Mr. William
Elliott, Jr., and Congressman Smokes
had as his attorney Mr. B. H. Mo^s of
Both contests were dismissed as
there was nothing to sustain either of
them, and the certificates were awarded
to Congressmen Elliott and Stokes.
Tiia Colored Vote in Hawaii.
The News and Courier says the rei-ooant
olortfinn in Hawaii
Li Ui Li D Ui iUU AUWWuv v ?vv**v~ _ .. w._j
just received in this country, it is
noted, show that the natives stood together
and outvoted their white fellow
citizens, thereby not only electing their
delegate to Congress, but carrying the
Hawaiian Legislature as well, so that
nothing but the carpet-bag Governor's
veto will prevent the frightful evil of a
government of Hawaii by Hawaiians,
instead of by the white interlopers.
The beaten whites, it is reported, declare
that the natives have shown them- j
selves "unfit for the suffrage," and that
Congress must immadiately intervene
to tnke it away from them, presumably
in the interest of "business" and "capital,"
and en the ground, as the New
York Evening Post tersely explains,
that "self-government" under the new
American oolonial " system means a
docile readiness to let the white
minority exploit the colored msj ority,
and if the silly majority object they
mast not be allowed to vote at all.
'"This unhappy outcome" in the island,
the post adds, was foreseen by the
white oligarchs, who protested from the
first against manhood suffrage as probable
fatal to their snug little monopoly
of government at Honolulu," and "now
that their worst fears are realized, they
will move on Washington to get their
privileges and imuunities restored by
Killed by a Fall.
A dispatch from Yorkville to The
State says about five o'clock Friday
afternoon a negro boy named McKnight
was delivering packages on horseback
for W, E. Ferguson, grocer. The
horse ran off and threw the boy, near
one of the colored churches, and dragged
him about 100 yards, when the
saddle girth broke, leaving the boy near
the residence of Mr. J. B. Pegram.
When the parties reached the boy he
was dead. He was aged about 10 or 12
They Can't Get Steamers to Haul Phosphate
A dispatch from Columbia says Col.
8. W. Vance, phosphate commissioner,
returned Thursday from an inspection
of the phosphate mining companies in
Beaufort, Port ffoyal and adjoining
sect on in the phosphare district.
He states that the Coosa* company
has 60,000 tons of rock awaiting shipment,
but owing to the fact that so few
"tram" steamships are available the
miners find it impossible- to market
thsir producS in European markets.
t? n - xi i L
u icauy mere nave oeeu a uunuavt ui
bteamships in the two ports to take o2
the product, but owing to the Trans-.
YAal war and to the chartering of every
available British steamship by the
British government, comparatively few
of tbem have been available for commercial
Rights upon the South African war
come the trouble in China which has
caused a further diminution in the
number of tramp steamships. As a
consequence there are about 60,000 tons
of rock awaiting shipment, but Cel.
Vance says ti at the belief is that there
will be soon some relief as to the matter
of shipment. Most of the rock has
been sent heretofore to British ports,
but very few -tons have been shipped
there this year.
Col. Vane gays that there is likely
to be great demand for South Carolina
phosphate in Japan. Agents of the
government of that empire have already
been making inquiries and the' outlook
is that much of the rock now cn hand
may be shiped to to the far east instead
of to Great Britain and the Continent.
In consequence of the large accumulation
of rock whioh has not yet been
disposed of, and owing to the fast that
companies wiil mine no more than local
demands warrant, it is expected
that the reyenue from the phosphate
industry will fall behind what it reached
last year.
Will He Do It?
The Washington correspondent of
the News and Courier says it is suggested
that while keeping faith with his
party President McKinley will "exercise
greater independence of thought
and action while dealing with national
problems, and strive to represent the
entire nation with a view to a roundiDg
out his official carreer is a patriot
rather than a politician. His closest
and best friends concede that he owes
his re-election, not only to the Republican
party, but to a large army of independent
Democrats and practical business
men, and he is expected to frame
his future policy on the broadest and
most liberal lines of statesmanship.
Snch a course will not be entirely acceptable
to the average Republican partisan,
and it remains te be ssen whether
the experience, ability and courage of
President McKinley is sufficient to
originate and carry to a successful issue
an Administration which the whole
world will pronounce independent and
just." < .
A Burning ShipThe
United Fruit company's steamer
Uller, which arrived at New York
Friday from Port Antonio, Jamaica,
Nov. 20th, at 5 o'clock, the officer of
the watch reported a burning ship in
sicht towards the north northwest, some
distance off, and he thought he saw
some rockets fired. The Uller steamed .
down to the burning craft and prepared
boats and lines to render any required
assistance. At 6 o'clock the Uller
was close alongside of the burning vessel,
which appeared to have been a
wooden sailing craft, probably a timber
laden schooner. She was bnrned to
the water's edge, except in the bow,
where the bowsprit and part of the
foremast were standing. The Uller
steamed about the vicinity but could
see no signs of life; the whistle was
Mrtam anH f-.fcfl oflfian wag sweet with
the glass, but nothing could be seen of
castaways. The vessel had evidently
been burning a long time.
Sural Free DeliveryAn
enthusiastic plea for a wide expansion
of rnral free delivery is made
in the annual report of W. M. Johnson,
first assistant Postmaster General,
He says that the extraordinary development
of this system during the past
twelve months, under the stimulus of
appropriations of $450,000 for the ns~~I
1QQQ-TQrtft ?n/^ Sil 7nO 00(1 for
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the fiscal year 1900-1901, is conclusive
as showing that hereafter it must be
a permanent and expanding feature of
the postal administration- The service
can now be extended as swiftly as
Congress may direct or as the means
permit, until it covers all those portions
of the United States now reached
in whole or in part by the more
primitive methods of the postal service
which have come down to us almost
without change from colonial times.
This change Mr. Johnson believes,
can be affected without excessive cost
to the Government.
Hard ou Eoosevelt
The Columbia State says "Gov.
I Roosevelfc'g decision in the ice trust case
is no surprise. Mayor VaD Wyck's
answer made it clear that he could not
be removed on account of his connection
with that corporation. The mayor
has done nothing criminal?though we
are far from acquitting him of blame.
But during the campaign Roosevelt referred
to the mayor as a violator of the
law. All that time Roosevelt had the
mayor's answer in his possession or in
his reach. The next vice president will
go into office with a blackened reputation.
' .
No WonderThe
Spartanburg Herald says:
"Abraham Lincoln's portrait in the
white house fell with a crash a few
1 - - _?. n.:_
nigbt ago. It IS no wonuer. aiuciple3
of government which moved
Mr. Lincoln have been trodden under
foot by latter day Republicans. If
Abraham Lincoln was alive today he
would most assuredly repudiate the
Republican party."
Made a Bad Trade.
The Atlanta Journal says Cuba is becoming
more and more convinced that
she jumped out of the frying pan into
the tire. But she had better try io
look pleasant about it; one bad break
on her part is all i hat the administration
wants to rectify that one made by
President McKinley in promising her
independence. > ".
Population of South Carolina by
An Increase of a Little Over
Sixteen Per Cent in
Ten Years, Which
is Good.
The popalation of South Carolina, as
officially announced Friday by the census
bureau, is 1,340,316, against 1,151,149
in 1890. This is an increase since
1890 of 1S9.167, or 16.4 per cent The
population in 18S0 was 995,577, showing
an increase of 155.572, or 15.6 per
cent, from 1880 to 1890.
The population by towns will mot be
rasdy for some days.
The population by counties follows: ^
Abbeville -..33,400
Aiken 39,032
Anderson w,t*a
Bamberg .. ...17,295
Barnwell 35.504
Beaufort *.35,495
Berkeley 30,454
Charleston " 88,006
Cherokee 21,359
Chester "? ..28,616
Chesterfield 20,401
Clarendon 28,184
Colleton 33,452
Darlington 32,388
Dorchester ...16,294
Edgefield 25,478
Fairfield...." .->.29,425
Florence... . 28,474
Georgetown. .T. ,22,846
Greenville 53.490
Greenwood 28 343
Hampton 23,738
Horry f 23,364
Ksrshaw 24,696
Lancaster 24,311
Laurens 37,382
Lexington 27,264
Marion 35,181
Marlboro 27,639
Newberry . 30,182
Oconee 23,634
Oranzeborz 59,663
Pickens.. T. ... 19,375
Richland i 45 589
Saluda... .18,966
Spartanburg 65;560
Sumter 51,237
Union ;.. ..25^501
Williamsburg 31,685
York .. ..41,684
In commenting on- the above figures
the News and Courier says: * The official
announcement of the population of
South Carolina*by conties is published this
morning. The fact that the total
population as ascertained by the census
is 1,310,316 was published sometime
ago _with the population of the other
States of the Union, and it was also
noted that the increase of population
ia this State over the population in 1890
is 15.6 per cent. What will ba more
interesting, the figures showing the relative
increase or decrease of whites and
blacks have not yet been given to the
public. Charleston County, which includes
the City of Charleston, and very !
little else, by the way, of course lead*
the list of counties in population, the
number given being 88,006. Spartanburg
comes next with 65.650: Orange*
PA /?/*0 A _ 1
burg tfiira, witn. ?>y,ooo; Aaaemua
fourth, with 55,728; Greenville fifth,
with 53,490; Sumter sixth, with 51,237,
and Richland, which includes the city
of Columbia, seventh, with45,589. The
county with the smallest population is
Dorchester, with only 16.294, and next
smalles, Bamberg, with 17,296. Of the
forty counties in the State only sixhave
over 50,000 population, two between
40,000 and 50,000 elaven between 30,000,
seventeen between 20n000 and 30,000,
and four less than 20,000."
| Paper From Seed Cotton.
The Atlanta Journal Thursday after*
noon says that plans have been eonsumated
there for the erection of ten
plants for the manufacture of cotton
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seed hulls into paper of different graues.
Robert Thomas of New York, at present
in that city, says that the scheme
is being backed by the National Saw
Company, with $5,000,000 capital and
that work will be begun in putting up
the plants in about thirty days. He
says he is also backed by the Standard
Oil Company. It is the intention to
have the factories soattered throughout
the cotton belt, and they will extends
from Texas to North Carolina. The
plants will mn with a capacity of 125
to 200 tons each Per day.
A Rough ExperienceThe
crew of the British bark Liver
cauld had a strange experience on the
voyage from Liverpool to New South
Wales. As soon as the customs launch
ran alongside when the . Invereauld entered
the port of Sydney, the crew
shouted for water to drink, and, having
slaked their thirst, told their tale.
After rounding the Cape of Good Hope
they encountered a northeast gale, and
the seas br.oke aboard so violently and
so continously that the fresh water
was rendered undrinkable. There remained
only one source of liquid refreshment
on board, an inexhaustable
cargo cf stoat, intended tor colonial
consumption. For twenty three days
they drank stoat whenever they drank
Drowned a Boy.
A story comes from Danbar, in Houaton
county, that Fannie Painne, a 16ye&r-old
negro girl, has been committed
to jail at Perry for drowning a 10-yearold
son of Joseph Wilder, colorcd, on
Jas. Permentor's plantation. She
threw two little brothers, aged 5 and
and 10 "years, into a 33 foot well bsoause
they would, not agree not so tell
about seeing her commit a theft The
elder* boy climbed out and she threw
him back and held him under the
water by means of a lcng pole. The
younger one saved himself by holding
to a piece of curbing.
-Cotton Picking Kecord. .
In a cotton picking contest at "God
Hope, Ga., Wednesday Warner S. Hale
gathered 723 pounds. 61 the staple. Hia
friends claim he.'ias established %
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