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I [Report of Their M?e:ing In i
Greenwood. :
I Different Interests of th? J
fehurch in Good Shape *nd
L a Bright Fil-lire <
Ahead \
be folowiug report of the Baptist ,
??5tion in Greenwood we clip frca J
Greenwood Journal: <
Hrko Baptists ministers mot ia their '
Bnunl conference at the Baptist
Brcrch in Greenwood last Thursday
Kening at 7.30 o'clock. Th:s confer .
race is held tee day bafore the conven- <
BBo assembles for the purpose of dis- j
Bssiag questions of interest to the
Ministers in their work, but thess meetfigs
are open to others who m%y desire j
be present and on this occasion the ,
Bnferenee was well attended.
W^ftfj>-devotiocal service conducted ]
fcy Ke'vs. J. I). Hoggins, W. T. D^r- (
lieax and C.,0. Brown, the body wa3 ,
organized by electing Ktv. B. F. Cor:
lay to preside, Rev. J. S. Jordan hav t
iug declined, as it is the custom to -
|8 eieefc an8w presiding officer every year | j
MgwB "Sev. J. A. Brown was elected secre
ffiig|g| Afe this night session "The Devo- *
| tional Element in the Life o? a Pastor,"
Upc "The Evangelist as a Factor in (
Imurah Life" were disenssed. Revs. ,
Vw. J. L?ng9ton, J. D. Pitts and R. W.
||P Sanders inade speeches on the first and i
I the aeoond was ciscussed. by Revs. J. j
Jk B. Parrott and F. 0. Hickson. Mr (
Hiekson did not approve of the coarse
Bw of the modern evangelist. ^
^ Friday morning the conference was j
HT led in devotional exercises by iuv. r.
P. Blalcck, a blind preachcr from Fdge 1
QB field. Bat the most interesting occur- !
Bft_ ^?ce-.oflt&-morning fession was the 1
^^^9?arance of & recro preacher, Rev r
SB Edward Stark, of Ecgc field, -who war
V - introduced by Mr. W. L Dcrst and ad
Jm dressed the body. Stark wa9 bom in
Virginia and was 100 years of age la?t c
Rfc. August. He was sent to Sou^h Caro .
lina when he was 14 years old aad was j
fe slave 64 years. He be!osg?d to the
Derores and Sheppsrds of E 'gefield.
When tho conference srose in a body to (
welcome this old Degro and invited him ^
M to the rostrum to addres? them, a like j
incident was recalled when a colored j
B5 preacher addressed The Southern BapB
tist Convention, at Hot Springs last
ft summer,'and hov? his speech aroused
fhis white brethren aad stirred them to ,
such a pitch of excitement that they "
gathered'about him and threw money }
a-.-, at his feet while he begged them to 1
desist Who can say that the chivai>
rous, christian bean of the Soufch beats
against the negro when he renins in
. his prcpsr place, fized for him by the
Author of his creation? A collection
was taken up for "Poor old Uncle Ned,"
who will soon be goce "where the gold
niggers" go," and when the conference
kw_^_iad finished its work and was about to
adpurs; this old negro preacher led the
H body in prayer.
morning session Friday, "The Sway of
New Testament Princ:piesNOver the
Present Trend of Religious Thought"
~ was diecufsed in an able" speeoh Dr. C.
S Gardner, of Greenville. The next
"T^-subject was "Missionary Triumphs.*;
Rev. W. S. Corseet opened the discus
eioa with a well prepared paper. Rev.
r~ w J. E. McManaway read another paper
on this subject and the conference
adjourned uatii the afternoon.
In the afternoon "The Missionary
Outiook;" "Spiriraslly as an Element
in Exegesis;" __4,fhe Winning and
Training of tho Young, 'were tbe topics
discnssed by Revs. J. W. Chajman, I.
" "W. Wingo and B. P. Robertson. This
elosed the fioal session of the conference.
k This annual assembly of distinguish"
ed Baptists of South Carolina me t at
Greenwood Bapdsfc church at 7:30
o'clock Friday night. There was an
oreiflow, people filled the galleries,
stood in the aisles and sat on the fl^or '
of the rostrum and Sunday school room
and many remained out of doors.
I Prcoidp>r>fc W D. R'r?f> the arm
Wjk vention to order and announced that
mDr. W. 0. Lindssy, of Columbia, would ;
breach tbe introductory sermon. * Rev.
M. Lide aod Dr. ? J. Forrester, i
ffjF j ps&tor of the cnurch, were with Dr. (
Lindsay in the pulpit. Dr. Forrester 1
opened taw services with prayer.
5V* Lindsay's t( xt was "I give unto
i^thee the keys of the kingdom of heav'en."?Matthew
16.19. The sermon was
i in the interest ofmission? and i:s trend
f was against culture as a leading feature
n the ministry. In fact, the preacher's
^pdea was that there should be no such
_-*rfrtoiDg as a ayzvianj tuuui;u Lu>ui=uci
~ wtad eo such word among Christians as
' f^men, a word ho despised, but that
^01 Christians should be preachers He
went back tc Galilee and traversed the
ages to illustrate his idea that culture
should not hold 3 leading pi ice among
men to whom the master had given the
p*? - . .keys which unlock for humanity the
gates of heaven. In our own time he
r?^ held up the wonderful zcfeievemenis of
the unlettered Moody, who Lad brought
multitudes in the moss eniighiened
countries of the world to the foot of the
I Cro88.
The organization of the Convention
followed Dr Lindsay's sermon. 8eore'ary
C. P. Ervin called the roll of
p delegates, and cn motion Rev. W. D.
Rice was re-elected president, C. P.
Ervia, secretary and V. I. Master?, assistant
scoretaiy. The report of the
committee oa the orcer cf Easiness for
Sfttnr^arr wn? arrl
A message to the convention from
B. B. Watson, of Ridge Spring, was
rsad expressing regret that his illness
f^^fjjjykept him away.
00* The convection was t&en iea in prayer
by A. C. Wilkins and adjourn 4
ed until 9.30 Saturday morning.
sa^^tvir corning.
BjB'entio2 opened with devoBcises
conducted by Dr. W.
gSBs. Secretary Errin read the
B the meet ng last sight and
||fe!cime_was extended to the
Dr. Forrester and the deacons of the
uhurch were appointed a committee on
religious services.
Dr. T. M. Bailey read the report of
the St3te Mission board and Dr. U. S.
3-aidner, the report ot tne uentrai uomajittee
of Woman's Mission -Societies.
Dr C C. Brown read the report of the
B ard of Aged Ministers' Relief.
Toe report on the Connie Maxwell
Oryhanage showed that there axe 121
[ hiiriren in the orphanage and that $4,381
have been raised and expended for
iastitation in the last six months.
Afcer the reading of the orphanage
report several committees wereappoiut
The pupils of the Greenr lie Female
0 'Ut-ge, ia charge of Col. Murfee, oamtn
S?turday morning on a special train
md visited the convention in a body.
The convention gave them a hearty welsome.
Dr Sejmour of the American Baptist
Pubiishirg poaiefc?; Rtr. H. Hatcher,
;f Ailant?; Dr. Chivers, secret&rrio''chu
B-p^st Young People's Unioaof America;
Dr. K- rfoofe, corresponding secre
:ar.y of the Home Mission Board of the
Southern Bsptist convention, were disiicsuit-hed
visitors who were invited to
ideress the convention.
At a meeting of the Almuni Associa;i.
ii of Fcrman University Saturday
iftercoon i; was resolved to changc the
3aic8 of the new bail from Aiutnni
Sail to Jndson. Memorial Hall, in honjT
of Pr-f. C. N. Judson, of the Unrersity.
The convention Saturday evening
;ook up the report ou State Missions,
rhe report was read by Rev. R W Lide.
Rev. L M. Rooer talked of the pros
verity of the Stat8 in the nine years he
lad been away.
Dr. Biiiey ?aid that of the $6,000
lebt mxde in 1892, on!j $14 40 remained
nrtnaiil. The convention razeed the
tmount on the spot.
J. Wash Watta. F N. S Bailey, F.
\l. Satterwhite, Rr?.:nt Fv>rd atd A. jfc*
Montague Wi re appointed to nominate
rustees for Farman University.
Rev. RichsrdJCarrcll, a oolored Bap;ist
preacher, addressed the convention.
I4 is .ergaged ia teaohirg iidustriai
>u*suit8 and said that he had raised
>26.000 for this work and that Dr.
Montague gave him the first dollar.
The convention adjourned to meet in
nemoriai service Suuday afternoon.
The churches cf the jity had largo
longregations Sunday. Dr. Kerfoot
jroaohed at the Baptist ohurch, Dr.
3;11 afc tho Presbyterian, and Rev. L
M. Koper at the Metbodist church.
The weather has been good through>ut
tho several days of the Baptist Con
rtntion and the delegates and visitors
iare been well entertained. Oa everj 1
land are good words for Greenwood.
North Carolina Towns.
The.popalaiion of certain places in
tforth Carolina having a population of
nore than 2,000 but less than 25,000,
s as follows.
Asheville, city... 14,694
Beaufort, town 2,195
Birlington, town 3,692
Charlotte, city 18 091
Concord, city 7.910
Durham, ciiy, 6 679
Sdsnton tovrn, 3046
Elizabeth City, town 6 348
Fayette^ille, town -.4 670
Ghstonia, town 46lo
Gruidsboro, city 5,877
Graham, town 2,052
Greensboro, city 10,035
Greenviile, town ..2 565
Henderson, town 3 746
. Hickory, town 2.535
High Point, village 4 163
Kings Mountain, town 2.062
Kinston, town 4.106
Monroe, town 3 427
Mount Airy, town 2 680
vr- Q i rQit I
nswutru, uiii/
Rileigh, city 13,643
Randleman, town 2 190
Rsidsville, town 3 2(52
Kooky Mount, town 2 937
Salem, city 3 642
Salisbury, city 6,277
Scatesville, city 3.141
Tarboro, town 2,499
Washington, town 4 842
Wilmington, city. 20 976
Wilson, town 3 525
Winston, city 10,008
AStranea Case.
Miss Fannie 0 Kennon, daughter of
Peter O'Kennon, died at her father's
home, in Matoaca, near Petersburg
recently. Mies O'Kennon, the doators
say, died of old age althoagh it was in
April that she celebrated her 20th birthday.
Her case was remarkable. She
has not grown in statute since she was :
two y*ars old, aid her faculties at the
time of 'her death were those of a child.
Tho was two feet, two inches tali, and
sould speak only such words as she
was able to articulate at the age of 2
years. She played picture books and
toys, and in all her actions was a perfect
child. Her face was wrinkled
like that of old woman who had
lived many year3. lier case has attracted
the attention of physicians for some
Joe Booker, colored, met a horrible
death at the blast furnace of the Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Railroad company
at Edsly Wednesday. He was on
the top house, tfu feet above the ground.
Here is where the laborers pour into
the open not blast the raw ora and
other stuff used in the manufacture of
pig iron. Booker, for some reason,
was careless and approached too near
the edge of the iron platform. He suddenly
lost his balance and was precipitated
to the gro*ad below. He was
dashed into a thapeless pu'p by the
fall acd was lifeless when he was picked
up shortly afterward.
TtliJiI OEjLIJU&JL/ 11.
in Rush county, Kansas, there was
a tie in the rote received by Mr. MoCorar'ck
and Mr. Anderson for the
cfflco of county attorney. Before
drawing straws, as provided by law, the
two agTeed that the winner should
make the loser his deputy and equa'ly
divide the salary. Mr._ McUornaiok,
the Populist, won, and Air. Anderson
will be his deputy.
Another serious landalido has occurred
in Heligoland. Thirty houtes have
been engulfed and a considerable part
of the island has been for three days
under wv:er. Thus far it has been impossible
to send relief, and the losses
hava sot yet been determined.
The Rules to b* FoMowad Under
the New Act
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inTormauon i nst is v<tiuiu ?
Only to County Boards,
But to the Pans!or9rs
This year there are a cumber of
? i__ J l r.t
cnanges in ine pensiou ueyainitt-u:. u*
the State government whish should receive
the carefcl attention of all members
of county boards and applicants
as well. Ia the first place each p?n
sioEtr has to make an entire'y new application.
In order that the pension
era or those intending to get on the list
may fully understand the requirements
the Stare board has prepared and issued
she following ''rules for the guidance
of county boards of pensions, as authorized
by the aot approved Feb. 39,
1900," whicb are given for the informa- j
;ion of the veterans:
(1) The county pension boards wi.'l
meet as required by law in January at
the county seats, for the purpose of ex
amining the applications of tee various
ex Confederate soldiers and sailors and
widows who are applicants for pensions
under act approved Feb. 19vh,
1900. Said applications must have the
approval of the county board before
the State board wiii approve.
(2) The attention of the county pension
boards is directed to the certifi
oate of the two witnesses, which requires
that they ~hall cot ba on the
pension roll. Tnis is a ohaDge from
the old form and too much &ttention
cannot be given to it.
(3) Do not send to this cffico disapproved
applications for pensions.
(4) Do not use old blanks, but tbo^e
prepared under aot 1900. They will be
liesismated bv ''ADolication. underact
1900." Y. '
(5) [t will be necessary 'or every old
pensioner to make new application exactly
as if they were applying for the
first time.
(6) The county boards arc cautioned
to provide the applicants with blanks
suitable to his or ber individual case.
The State Board will Dot coosiaer applications
where this rule has not been
(7) Class A.?Those who as a re?u!t
of wounds received * in the war are
phyaically helpless, or who while ia
such service lost both arms, or both
legs or sight; or who are disabled by
paralysis and are unable to make a
living, and whose income does not ex
ceed $150 00. This does not include
soldiers whose disabilities arise from
diseases and cattees since the war.
Cla3S B.?Those who have lost one
arm or one lee and whose income doe?
not exceed $150 00.
Class C. No. 1?Those soldiers and
sailors diabled by wounds during the
war, whose income does not exceed
Class C. No. 2 ?Those who have
reached the age of 60 years ard whose
income does not exceed $75 00.
Clags C. No 3 - Widows of those
who lost their lives while in the rervioe
of the State or the Confederate States,
and whose income does not exceed
$100 00.
Class 0. No. 4.?Widows abcve the
ago of 60 years whuse income does not
exceed $100 00.
Ccuaty boards cannot bo too careful
in thsRA matters of ''income" and
"physical condition." Fe is a very
poor man whose gross inoome from
labor, rent and other sources does cot
exceed $75 00, or poor lands, if any,
thai will not produoe this amount cross.
Property sufficient to produoe $75 in
applicant's or his wife's name debars
him. Where soldiers ct widows dis
pose of their property by giving or
selling to thtjir children they are debarred.
Widows of pensioners who re-mary
are not entitled any longer to pensions.
Pensioners who have moved to another
States are no longer entitled to a
uension. Taose who h&va moved to
another couffty must have their names
transferred and draw.their pensions
from that connty.
Please note very carefully the following:
Let connty fccsrds act promptly and
'-irly, giving tha State board full information
with complete reports by
townships for each county, and writing
the names alphabetically, full and
clear, and beginning with Class A, asd
giving their reasons for approving. In
making reports to the State board the
reports should be signed by each member
of the county pension board.
J. P. Derham,
, Comptroller General, Chairman.
, W. D. Starling,
W. E. James,
W. H. Hardin.
A Bad Boy
A dispatch from Athens, Ga., to the
Augusta Chronicle eaye: "Clovus Peel
er, a 12 year old boy, got hold of a pistol
t?day and deliberately walked down
Broad Btreet, firing at nearly everything
He saw. He had a 32 calibre pistol and
shot several times with it. The first
fthnt was fired at a mule and hit it in
the side, severely wounding it. He then
ahot Moses Mitchell, a young boy, the
bullet inflioting a severe wound in the
thigh. He shot also st a negro boy,
but did not hit him. Several persons
were attracted by the shooting and
rushed up in time to stop the boy from
doing any further damage. The boy
gave no excuse for his conduct aEd he
wag locked ud.
Advices from China says that outlawry
in Kwang Si and Kwang Tung is
increasing The officials appear to be
losing their hold of the situation and
are powerless to restore order. Pirating
on the river (The West river) is inA1*A?C1Q9
Another Chicago thug who had just
paid the regulation $100 fiae has been
caught after a desperate revolver fight
and probably will be fined again. Justice
in Chicago seems to be not only
blind but to haye been born in the silly
How They Stand Relatively as to
At last we have the census figures for
the incorporated places in South Carolina
having a population of more than
2 000 but less than 25 000 people, scd
^? u-.i. _i
mey present eome surprises, uuiupc?ant
and unpleasant.
There are 23 such towns and cities
bit from the list are excluded all unincorporated
miil towns like Pelzsr,
Pacolet, Qranitevilie, Clifton and Piedmoat,
places which have shown, perhaps,
the moat remarkable percentages
of growth of acy communities in '.be
Stato. Were these mill towns included
in the count South Carolina would ha7e
as many towns of 2,000 re op's and upward
aa her maoh larger and more
populous sister, norm u*ronna, wujcq
has 32 There is no reason that we can
see why these mill commuaitiee, although
not incorporated, Bhouid not
have been separately enumerated and
returned with the other towns of South
Carolina. Their slnenco from the list
unfairly \ninimizes the urban growth of
this State in the last ten yeais.
Charleston, of course, stands at t'se
head of the list of South Carolina oitics,
its population, previously reported,
being 55 807 against 54 955 in 1890; a
gain of 852, or Ii per sent. 4
Columbia is the second city, with an
accredited population of 21,108 againgr, I
15 353 in 1890; a gain of 5,755, or 37$
per cc-nf.
Greenville comes third.- with 11,460
neopie against 8 607 in 1890; a gain of
2,853, or 33.1 per cent.
Sp?rtanburg is a clofa fourth, with
11,395 peoole agaicpt 5 544 in 1890; a
gain of 5,851, or 105.5 per cent.
Sumter?and thi? will be a surprise
to our friends in the Piedmont?is fifth,
with a population of 5,673 3gain*t3 865
in 1890; a gain of 1,808, or 46 7 per
Anderson is sixth, having 5 41J8
against 3,018 in 1890; a gain of 2(480,
or 82 2 per cent.
Rock Hill is srYsnth; wiih 5 485
against 2 744 in 1890; a gain of 2,741,
or 100 per cent.
Uoion?and here is another surprise?
is eiehtb, with 5,400 pfople 3gainMs
1,609 in 1890; a gain of 3,791, or 235.6
per cent.
Greenwood takes ninth place over
many older competitors, [t has 4,824
people agair.st 1 326 in 1890; a gain of
3 498, or 263 8 per cent.
Florence follows as No. 10 with a
population of 4,647 against 3,395 in
1890; a gain of 1 252, or 36 9 per cent.
Newberr? is e'eventh, with 4,607
against 3 020 in 1890, a gain of 1,587,
or 52 5 per cent.
Orangeburg has twelfth place, with
4,455 ichabitants against 2 964 in 1890;
a gain of 1,491, or 50 per cent.
Georgetown has passed Beaufort and
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taken tfce tmrteentn place, dus me
number in this ca?e is not unlucky.
Georgetown has 4,138 people ae&insfc
2 895 in 1890; a gain of 1,243, or 42 per
Bsaufort is fourteenth, with 4,120 inhabitants
againat 3,587 in 1890; a gain
of 523, or 15 per cent.
Unester is fifteenth, with 4,075
against 2,703 in 1890; a gain of 1,372,
or 50 5 per cent.
The sixteenth place is held by
Laurens, with 4 029 people against 2,245
in 1890; a gain of 1,784, or ^9 per
Gaffnev follows in seventeenth i lace,
with iS,y37 people against 1,0^1 in
1890; a gam of 2,306, or 141 per lent.
Abbeville is No. 18, with 3,766 inhabitants
against 1,696 in 1890; a gain
of 2,070, or 122 per cent.
Aiken is nineteenth, with 3,414 inhabitants
against 2,362 in 1890; a gain
of 1,052, or 43" per cent.
Darlington is twentieth, with 3 208
prople against 2.389 in 1890; a gain of
819, or 34 3 per oent.
Camden is twenty-firr , ^ith 2,441
people against 3 533 in 1890; an apparent
loss of 1,092, or 31 per cent.
Snmmerville is twentv-second, with
2,420 against 2 219 in lsyu; a gam or
201, or 9 1 per cent.
Mt. P;eaeant ho!<h twenty-third
place, with 2,252 people against 1,138
in 1890; a gain of 1 114, or 98 percent.
Yorkville ccnc ndea the list numerically
aod alphabetically with 2.012 inhabitants
against 1,553 in 1890; a gain
of 459, or 29 per oent.?The State.
He Was Demented.
lh<? Columbia State says Thursday
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iVlr. T. Jtiugti 3ie?gQan, one or me leiiers
of the Carolina National Bank, had
a trying experience with Joseph Fero,
an Austrian by birth, who proved to be
demented and possessed of a tendency
to violence. He came np to the window
and presented in excellent chirography
a Blip giving his history, saying
he had been imprisioned by the
United States, that he had written to
all Austrian ooneuls in tbia country,
and that he demanded $10,000 which
he needed to carry oat his pians, adding
that if the money was not handed over
he would make it lively for some one.
Teller Meigran handed him back the
paper and told him he could not get
the money there. The fellow then ^ent
out. The police were notified and the
man was taken into custody as he was
entering the Central bank to present
his demand. Liter on Mr. Riedlingsr
talked with the fellow in German and
acertained that he had been in an in
?i i_ at:'?-T
bane aBJIUUiXU 1U.UWBU&CO 1U1 ?itbu
years. He was committed to the hospital
for tbe iniana yesterday afternoon.
George W. Warner, nuo has for eereral
years been local representative of
the Uaah Register, of Trenton, N. J ,
committed suicide at Philadelphia in
a most terrible manner. He placed a
Dair of large shears at his throat then
br striking the handle repeatedly with
a hatchet droTd the blades of the soiasors
into his neck. After driving ths
scissors far into his flesh he walked into
the entry, where probably weak from
the loss of blood he fell and rolled dow?
the stairs. He was dead when found.
The Cleveland Leader is sonnding a
-4- Pann klfAftna i
W&TDlHg tO 110 lriOiiUO) vug ^ic^/ui/nwuuu
in Congress. It declares that if the
proposition of the Ways and Means
committee is adopted and brewers are
given a rebate ia taxes amounting to
more than $9,000,000 a year, while
there is no reduction in the tariff tax
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on tea the people are neeiy 10 rememuer
it, and a Democratic House will probably
be chosen at the next Congressional
Assaulted a Postal Clerk and
Rifled the Ma?! Bags.
In Another H >ldup on Outskirts
of New Orleans, Conductor
Was Shot
A bold robbery on the Cotton Belt
railway occurred Thurtday at Basecus.
Texas, 30 miles south of Tcxarkana, on
the train coming north, in which Poa-1/^1
4 t VT Y\ 1 A.
tai Uierc j oaa n i/eama w*s axtu^Bi
killed at-d the mail pouches of his car
rifled of their contents. The amount
stoles is cot known.
As the train left the Ba?scfcts water
tank at 6 a. m., the express and nail
cars were separated from the traia but
the train crew soon had them coupled
up again. In the iun from there to
?* * ii 1
icxarKaca me coaones were uucoujjjcu
twice in & very Hystericus menncr.
On arrival of tbe train at Texarkana
the United States transfer clerk knockcd
at the doer of *he mail car but got no
response. Officials then forced an entrance
and found the clerk, John N.
Dennis stretthed upon the floor apparently
dead. A hu rled examination
showed that tbe registered packages
had been opened and robbed of their
contents, the most valuable of which
was the Waco-Memphis through
pouch, containing a large cumber ef
valuable packages.
A physician w?s sent for and it was
found that Dennis was alive but unoonsoious.
An ugly wound in the top
of his head told the story. Two hours
after he was taken to the hospital he
revived sufficiently to give the details
of ihe robbery.
Just as the train parted at Bassetts'
tank Dennis went into the vestibule of
the mail car to stir up the fire. When
li/> TToofiKnlQ /Ir\ftT }lap.TX
two met- standing by the atove, one of
whom dealt him a terrible blow over
the head with a heavy fire shovel. The
first blow felled him atd he was then
quickly beaten into a eenseJese condi
tion. He knew nothing more until he
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He is in a critical condition.
Examination of the car showed that
the robbers gained entrance by crawl
ing through a small trap door in the
floor of the vestibule. In the vestibule
is a crank with which a person can
nnconple the car from another, and it
is belitved it was the intention of the
robbers to disconnect and pet control
of both cars. It is impossible to tell
what the jobbers securcd, but it is believed
they made a good haul.
Officers are on the case, but there is
little to work on, as the men could
have left the car at three different
places before tie train arrived here.
The southbound Illinois Central
"Fast Mail," due at New Orleans at
7:15 p. mM was held up and robbed by
a lone train robber about one mile eutsid^
the city Thursday night.
Eia booty consists of one registered
mail pouch from Darant, Miss., and
six other registered letters from points
between Cairo and New Orleans. Conductor
Kinnebrew was shot in the
groin and J. C. Parker, railway mail
clerk, has his left eye powder burned
by a shot directed at his head. After
passiDg Kenner, a small station, the
robber climbed to the engine, covered
the engineer and fireman and brought
the train to a standstill. ' When the
conductor came forward he was shot
by the robber. R E. Goldsby, one of
the railway mail clerks, was ordered
to get out of his car. The robber led
the engineer, fireman and Goldsby toward
the express csr ?nd made one of
them blow the safe open with a stick
j of dynamite whioh he supplied.
money was found here. The robber
(then made for tbe mail oar and there
disoorercd Parker, who had hidden the
I registered pouohes. He shot at Par
! ker and then one of the pcuches was
j produced and he made cfi with it. He
uncoupled the engine from the train
and ran it to Carrollton avenue where
it was abandoned.
Fcur masked men discovered in the
j act of djnamiting the vaults of John
Doerschuok's private bank at Shanesville,
Ohio, early Thursday drove off
all who attempted to interfere and got
away with between $3 000 and $4,000.
-An explosion of nitro glycerine about
j 3 a. m., awakened John Rhodes, who
j lives opposite the bank. .Rhodes saw
I two men working at the vault doors
while two others stood guard at the
main entrance of the back building
Rhodes, revolver in hand, rushed into
the street and was met by a volley
from the sentinels.
Dozens of the inhabitants appeared
only to be greeted by a shower of bul
lets. . The robbers removed the doors
of the vault and pried open the money
drawers. Dumping the species into
bags they baoked to the railroad
traoks and disappeared on a hand car
which they abandoned between here
and Baltic. Bloodhounds were secured
'a larre Dosse at once started on
the trail.
; It has before been mentioned that
the phosphate royalty would likely be
ery much less this year than l?rt
This condition it ssems ia due to the
inability of the companies to secure
bnttoms for shipping the rock. The records
at the capitol show that up to
Deo. 1, the State has received in phos
phate royalty the sum of $21,270.73. If
the same showing for the last month of
the year as was made last December
results the total for^ihe year will be at
lnast 410 000 less than last Tear. Upto
Deo 1. last year, tho receipts where
$31,946 23.?The State.
A white man named Rasa is in jail
at Florence charged with shooting into
a train and otherwise creating a distnr
bance. When Conductor J. U. Main ton !
of the Wilmington local freight asked
Boss for his fare the man refused it, and
shoved a pistol into the conductor's
face. Mr. flinton got help and returned.
Busi displayed his pistol again,
but was neverthless hustled off ihe train, i
i Whai the trail itoT?d off ho fired shot*. *
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Clever American Crooks Bob a
Jesuit Institute
According to a Etory'juat received
from Italy a couple of ciever rascals,
said to be Americans played a confidence
game lately on an Italian priest,
: by which they profited to the extent of
$50,000. They have not been caught.
The Rev. Father Grosee, a member of
the Society of Jesus, who is the superier
of Jesuit Institute as Turin, was
the victim
Two handsomely dressed men ap
; parentJy Americana or Jiagiisnnten,
called upon him about a fortnight ago
Red told him that itay were the trustees
of a rich orphan boy. whose father
had been killed in the war in the Transvaal.
They told the priest they wished
to place the boy uader his c*re and
ha?e him educated in the institute. At
the game Use they said shcy vere eu*fcodians
of $40,000 whioh belonged to
3 ? j a: j__: :
men wara auu mxo money wicj ur?iro\?
to leave in the priest's charge.
Father Grooae consented to take the
boy under his care and also -;reed to
accept the custody of the funds as suggested.
The two strangers displayed
several bundles of back notes apparently
genuine which they placed in com
partmenlB in the safe which Father
Grcese accommodatingly opened for
ihem. The pair left the house stating
tba.: they were going to Milan where
th$ had left their young charge, and
would return with him.
Several days passed tut neither of
the men returned. Father Grosse then
having become suspicious went to his
*afe. He found that noteg aggregating
10,000 pounds, all the funds of tie inEtitution.
were gone and that the bun
dies of so-called back notes left by the
two strangers contained nothing but
waste paper. The men, under the rery
eyes of the priest had extracted the institution's
money from the safe while
{.lacing their own counterfeits in the
compartments. The police of the principle
cities in Furope and this country
have been notified.
A Good Decision.
The Columbia State says the surpreme
court of South Carolina has done
a good job in knocking out the special
exemption clauses inserted in bo many
acts of the legislature aga-nst the maadate
of the constitution. In a Spartanburg
case the court has declared that
"in order that a law may be general it ,
must be of force in every county of the
State, and while it may contain special
provisions making its effect different in
certain counties those ?ounties cannot .
be made exempt from its entire operation."
Ever Since the new constitution
was adopted members of the legislature
have been devoting themselves to
nullifying its provisions in this matter
of local legislation; the common |
method being to pass a general law and (
then exempt the majority of counties
from the opsratioas thereof. This was
intended as an evasion of the constitution,
but it turns out to be a distinct
violation of it and as such ha&encounkered
the veto of the surpreme court.
When the legislature meets theTe* wllr be
a scurrying for eover. Very many
acts passed during the last five years
will have to be remodeled to fit this
A Terrible DeathThe
Beaufort correspondent of The
State says: "Edward Alson, colored,
of Keass Neck, came here Wednesday
night to bring his son, eighteen months
old to a physician, xne man scacea
that twowee ks since a huge rat bad bitten
his five children, who had all apparently
recovered except the boy whom he
bronght here. The child showed signs
of improvement also, notil Wednesday
afternoon when he bled profnselyfrom
.V 3 a 1 a n rrA9 rtf Ino 1 I
tue cuu ui me iuiuuis uujti v<. <?< iv..
hand, and appeared to be suffering intense
agony. The father hitched up
his buggy and drove fifteen miles to
this place where he arrived shortly sfter
dark and took his child to a friend's
! house and immediately summoned Dr.
10. N.. Griffia. The doctor could do
nothing bat allay the intense agony and
the boy died about an hour after reaching
town. Dr. Griffin stated that there
was not an ounce of blood in the child's
body, acd that. death was literally dae
* ? ^ vnkqitli AAnl/) OTTO VlflflTl
IU liCUlLUUiiJCD WU1VU bumu iicv uvvu
ohcckod bad medical attention been obtained
earlier. Alston killed the rat
and stated that it was fnlly as Urge as
a half grown cat. The other four victims
appear to be doiBfitwell."
Boasted to Death
The two months old bab7 of Mra.
James Dennis, of Newark, N. J., was
burned to death in the family range
Wednesday. Mrs. Dennis left the house
about 10 o'clock, having started a fire
in the raDge previous to her departure.
The boy Carleton Dennis was left in
charge of his 3 year old brother Carl.
The mother remained away longer than
she anticipated and when nearing the
i house the oder of burning fhsh greet
I ed her. Hastening in she was horrified
j to see the feet of the youngest child
j sticking out of the oven, while the entire
stove heated to a red heat. The
ohild had orawled into the over and the
fire at that time being low, had either
fallen asleep or had been unable to get
out when thestove be^an to get hot.
The German foreign office authorises
the Associated Jfress to mate tne joilowing
statement regarding the Waldersee-Ch&ffee
incident, based upon a
cable dispatch jaat received from Field
Marshall Count von Waldersee. Gen.
Chaffee wrote Field Marshal Count von
Waldersee a letter in a rough tone.
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee refused
to receive it, returning the same
to Gen. Chaffee. The latter then wrote
a second letter apologising for his
objectionable exjetssions, whereupon
Field Marihall Count von Waldersee
invited Gea. Chaffee to breakfast and
the inoident was amietbly closed.
Readers of The State Wednesday will
have observed that High Point, N. C.,
which ten yeara ago was so small a
Tillage as not to be separately enumerated
by the censns takers, now has
a population of 4,153 people. What did
it? Not eotton mills, although they
wrnnrht aaual wonders elsewhere;
but furniture factories. High Point
if the oeutre of a very flourishing industry
ia this line. There are a soore
of 3outh Carolina towns and Tillages
that eould grow aa fast as it has done by
following High Point's example.?The
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The Fatal Ending of a Playful Wrestling
Sharp, a young Lexingtonian
vcijr iiccuij JIUWUJ ttt?D awuucuiau^
killed on Monday evening just sonth of
the city, and the manner of the killing
was most unusual.
It seems that the boy's father, Mr.
Oicar Sharp, Mr. Jno. flyde, Mr. Jake
Roof and several others, ail from Lexington
couaty, living some miles west
of Brookiand, determined to take a
hunt on this side of the river, in the
vio nity of the Congaree swamp. They
g?.. their wagon acd camp utensils and
started out. Thty came across the
bridge in the evening and pasted on
through the oity. VVfcen the wagon
had gotton beyond Fisi-e'rs mill pond
a 3top was mxde to wait for Waiter
3harp and a son. of Mr. Dave Mathias,
ab-nt the same age. TUeae yonng fellows
had been walking behind and had,
gol;ten to wrestling a friendly manner,
evenly matched. Finally Mathias threw
Sharp. T&e latter's head struck a rock
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az lie 1011. JJ Jbii uy auu juuu .<
up with the wagon. Young Sharp com^
phtined of feeling badly, ana, getting in
tfco wagon, lay down, the journey then
being resumed. Afther going eome
miles the men noticed that Sharp seemed
to be ih a bad condition. They drove
hastily to a place near by and the
young fellow was lifted out, while a
doctor waa 6eat for in a hurry. It was
too late, however. The blow sustained
in the fall waa a fatal one. The youag
fellow lingered through the night and
then died. The coroner of Richland
was sot notified, but the body was
plaoed in tbe wagon, and the homeward
TFoa rrn n Tf orfld ft C* T>rn.
jwumrj n?3 wgwu* aw ww sma wmxa
cession that passed across the Oongaree
bridge into Lexington county about 11
o'olook on Tuesday morning.
Though the wagon had pasped
through the city, it was not until yesterday
morning that the story of the
unfortunate accident beoams known
and the facts could be obtained. From
all that oould be ascertained Sharp's
companion had no more idea of doing
bodiiy injury to his fellow than to himself.
It was a sudden and sad ending of
what each believed would be a most
delightful outing. The States.
TT->? Ufi-rr T TT flfiffa'* 7rTwricnMi in
EvHEgeling the Indians
The Rev. Joseph K. Griffe, a Presbyterian
preacher, who has taken upon
himself the task of evangeling the
Kiowa, Comanche and Apaohe.Indians,
gives an interesting sketch of his life
He says that he was stolen by the
Indiais when he was only two years
old. He was ten years old before he
discovered that he was not an Indian
himself. General Caster seni him te
his nacle in Texas, bat he ran away,
taking with him his ancle's best horse
and aix-shooter. He azain re j oined the
Indians. He was finally induced to
become a Christian by a band of. Salvation-army
4'In 1864 a band of Kiowa Indians
raided our settlement on the Red River
in Texas," he said, 4'and killed or earned
intft oaptivity the women and
children. I was then two years old.
My mother saw the Indians coming and
she barred the door, but the redskins
battered it down with an ax rushed in
upon us. I was standing in frcnt of my
mother, holding to her apron strings.
An Indian raised the ax to brain me and
^y mother, in stooping over to protect
me, received tho blow on her skull and
was killed.
"I was adopted by Big Bow, the war
chief of the Kiowas, and raised as one
of his family. I was trained in the
arts of Indian warfare. X did not learn
that I was a white boy until after the
battle of Washita, when General Caster,
having defeated our band, iound
me. He sent me home, but I ran away
At the age of eix-.een I enlisted in
Troop C, Fourth United States Cavalry,
for special duty among the Indians.
I served with the troop ' two
years and then deserted. I was captured
later and sentenced by a drumhead
court to be shot. I escaped by
cutting my way through the roof of the
guard bouse at Jborc .h?qo.
"For years I tramped the country
until converted by the Salvationists. I
was ordered to the ministry at Cleveland,
and was for five years pastor of
the iiouth Presbyterian Church at Buffalo.
I am now going baok to do missionary
work among tho Kiowas and to
try and save the souls of tho very redekins
whojtook the life of my motaer."?
Kansas City Times.
Christmas With Hampton.
The Charlotte Observer says Mr.
Shakespeare Harris, of Poplar Tent
Oab?rra? county, who made a .record
in the civil war as one of Gen. Wade
Hampton's scouts, is to spend Christ*
mas with the old general at his home
in South Carolina. Mr. Harris was a
young chap in the war and had hair
like But?lo Bill's. The closest place
he was ever in was when the Yankee
got him. It was a hand to hand combat
following a oavarly charge. Mr. Harris'
scalp was ripped open from the top of
his head to the base of his neck by a
(tabre stroke and the hair and scalp flapped
over into his face blinding him.
JEven then he would have got his man
but for the snapping of his pistol. As
it was, the Yankee got him, and it
was a good many days before he did any
more scouting for Hampton, tten.
Hampton and Mr. Harris have met frequently
sinoe the war, and they are jast
the 80i t of a pair to have a good Christ
mas together.
Silled His Father*
A Wake oomnty N. C., farmer named
JaBal Cooehwas killed by his young
son at their home Wednesday afternoon.
Coooh was beating his wife, and
when the son interfertd he was chased
by his father with a knife. The father
???? k?itin<r Vii rrifa
The son retmrned, secured a gun and
blew hi# father's brains out. The boy
made his escape and a warrant was last
night issued charging kirn wifck murder.
Senator Wellington has told the Bepublican
oaucus committee to oount
him out: but he has also refused to sit
with the Democrats. Has he swallowed i
his political way-bill, like the famous
goat? j
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9 *"V' ' J
And the South. Carolina Exposition
is Under Way.
. < 5 T-'/j
The Masonic Orand Lodge of the
State Took Charge of the
Vwy Impressive S
Csremcr>i ?.
A-speoial dispatch^rcd Charleston
to The Slate says the cor aers tone of the
textile buiidicj* or cotfccnjjjLA^_thai_ ?
nam buiMioe or~Iae Softih Carolina
Interstate and West Indiln exposition, >
was laid Tuesday of last week with ay
propriate ceremonies.
The exercises were of an interesting
*od elaborate character and were' iticnded
by feveral thousand people. The
grounds had been cleared, a speakers'
stand and a triumphal arch ereoted.
The stand and arch were beautifully
decorated. The weather was clear, .
bright and cool and was most' auspicious
for the suao*se of the great enter*
nri<*A vhieh flharlpstnn ha* nndfirtikfta.
The parade of the troops was *
feature of the day's exercises. The
infantry, naval reserves and the German
Artillery and two military bands
were in line, Tinder command of M?j.
Henry Schachte. The militia pmspdift
review of the distinguished guests in
the carriages, which fell into lfne behind
the troops. The parade mov:d off
from the Fourth Brigade plaza at 3
o'clock, and in less than an hour the
olumn wheeled into the exposition
grouads and the exercises were begun.
On the stand were W. A. HemphilL
of Atlanta, representing Gov. Cand?
ler; Got. MeSweeney, Mayor Smyth,
Grand Master Orlando Sheppard, of
the Grand Lodge, A F. M., a cumber
of offictrs of the Grand Lodge, -Gen.
Floyd, President F. W. Wagener, the
architect, Bradley Gilbert and his special
party, and directors of the exposition,
including Col. Wiiie Jones; a
number of members of the League of
American Municipalities and many
other prominent people.
President Wagener called the assemblage
to order and made a brief ad* dress
on the plans and purposes of the
exposition and introduced Major
8myth, who presided. The major
spoke briefly in taking the gavol. Got.
MaSweeney next spoke. He was followed
by Mr. W. A. Hemphill and
others. The speeches were interspersed
with music by the First Artillery
followed the addresses. The ceremonits
were of an interesting and ia*
nresarre character. The Grand Lodge
appeared in the insignia of the order
swirics aprons,
"When fifth's Foundation was First
Laid" was tuag by 50 select voices. A
prayer was offered by the grand ohaplain
and then a number of articles
wero deposited in the cornerstone box.
Grand Muter Sheppard then applied
the plumb, square and level to tha
stone, and after it had been properly
placed, he pronounced it to be "well
- 4 . i i i. ff rrtt _
xormea, true aaa trusty. in? cere*
mony of sprinkling the stone with corn, ^
wine and oil whose significance is plenty
was then performed.
The grand master then struck the
stone three times with his hiram and
another selection by the choir and
benediction concluded the exercises.
The trowel whioh was used by Grand
Master 8heppard is the same whidi was
used at the laying of the cornerstoneo!"
Gen. Dr. Kalb's monument at Camden,
S. C. by Marquis de Lafayette.
After the ezerciscs a special trail ?
was run to Summerviile and the dia
tinguished guests were entertained with
a dinner at the Pine Forest Inn.
The stores eloscd shortly after noon
and business was generally suspended;
giving the oity the appearanoe of a j
holiday. J. B.
A Narrow EscapeJohn
Newton, a prominent farmer
residing at Petro, Teacs^had a narrow
escape of his life a few days ago. He
was plowing in a large field near hie
house when thej^C suddenly opened
and his team w*?s swaiiowed up. he
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Dareiy escaping going aowa witu we
team. The field has been iar cultivation
for over sixty years, and never before
has such a thing occurred. Newton wai
plowing with a double team and both I
horses went in the pit. A number of I
neighbors at once set to workjligging, I
and after some time secured the team,
but one of the horses had to be killed. '
It is supposed that a large underground
waterway was the cause of the cavein, ^1
but none was discovered in the chasm.
One theory is that it marks the outlet s
oZ the lake on the mountain near by
whioh seems to be bottomless and that
the outlet is in the bed of the Te nnei*
ee river.
Interesting Criminal Statistics. I
Attorney General Walser has pre- 4^
pared his report on the criminal trials ^
in this State for the two years ended
June 30 last and made it public. It
shows 16,627 trials and developes the
remarkable fact that there were 2,000
fewer than during the previous two
years Of those tried during the past
two years 12,345 were males, 1,280 fe- 1
males. 8,625 white, 7,957 negroes. 45
Indiana. There were 10,485 conviction?. 1
TWa are four caoital crimes in this M
State?anon, burglary, murder and
rape. The number of trials of these are
at follows: Arson 21, burglary 51,
murder 160, rape 35. Up to the time
covered by these statisticts there had
been a steady increase in crime. For
1891 92 there were 12 006 trials, for
1893 94 there were 13,255, for 1895-96
there *ere 15 693 and for 1897 98 there
were 18,541. fl
The falling over board of a man from
a passenger boat on the West river,
near Eo Katt, China, led to a rath of
some 400 passengers to the side of the
vessel, jshich caused her to sink, over
200 person; being drowned. M

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