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Strength for the day I humbly ask,
Faith in the coming morrow,
But not one drop of weal or woe
From future days to borrow;
I'll trust the hand that measures out
My cup of joy or sorrow.
Strength for the fight I this day wage,
The victor's crown to wear it;
When wounded in the desperate fray,
Courage I ask to bear it;
And Thou, dear Lord, to walk beside,
Mr dav'smarch home to share it.
And when the day is past and gone,
My grateful heart upswelliug,
A hymn of praise shall joyful raise,
Thy love and goodness telling;
I'll waft it up beyond the stars,
Where all my hopes are dwelling.
And when the last hard fight is done,
And death comes to relieve me,
Let not the hope which cheers me now
With mocking gleam deceive me;
But to Thyself, dear Lord, I pray
For Jesus sake, receive me!
The Nomination Forced on Senator Hill.
A powerful Ticket, Being Combination
ot the Two Great 8tate Factions.
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 26.?Half an
hoar before noon preparations of the
old rink building for the use of the
Democratic convention was finished.
The seats were chairs borrowed from
the hotels, and a good sized platform
was erected and telegraph wires ran
into a score of instruments. A stout
railing enclosed a square space in the
centre of the hall, where the delegates
sat, and chairs outside or man were occupied
by contesting delegates and en
thusiastlc Democrats who were on the
scene to shout for the nominees and to
applaud the orators of the occasion. A
band to the right of the platform alternated
with one on the left and kept the
croird In good humor while it waited
for the proceedings to begin. The hall
with its v >ar timbers overhead and
barn-like appearanee, presented quite
a contrast to the new convention hall
in which the Unitarians held sway. The
facilities for work were very good however,
when the haste with which the
arrangements were made is considered.
The ventilation was poor and delegates
and shonters were requested to extinguish
their cigars.
Governor Hill called the convention
to order at 1:50. The committee on
contested seats decided in favor of all
sitting delegates, except in Monroe
county, where a reorganization is ordered.
The Shepardites of Brooklyn
left the hall when the report of the
committee on contested seats was read.
The Fairchild Democrats from New
York also left the hall upon the adoption
of the report excluding them from
recognition. Col. Brown, chairman of
the committee on permanent organization,
reported in favor of continuing
the temporary organization. This was 1
adopted and Senator Hill remained
chairman of the convention. Lieuten
ant Governor Sheenan, of Erie, report- i
ed the platform and it was adopted, i
The convention then resolved to pro* i
ceed with nominations. i
Senator Hill said: 'This place looks <
a little more Democratic than the one
we occupied yesterday. It is more like
the Jeffersonlan Democracy in its slm- !
pliclty, and I have only to suggest that :
in this place were nominated two Dem- I
ocratic governors, who were elected;" 1
The chairman then recognized Gayleo
R. Hitt of Albany, who, in an eloquent :
speech, placed in nomination for Gov- <
ernor, John Boyd Tbatcher of Albany.
When Mr. Hitt had finished, Eldyn !
Reynolds of Alleghaney rose and said: <
"The united delegation of Alleghaney
county desires to place in nomination
their first and only choice, David B.
That was all he had to say. The !
crowd went wild with enthusiasm, i
Men stood on their seats and waved i
their hats for three minutes. Senator 1
Hill pounded with his gavel. Finally,
Col. Fellows, of New York, arose and i
the crowd, thinklDg that he would say ]
something about Hill, subsided.
Senator Hill then, asking the indul- '
gence of Col. Fellows, said: "I am i
grateful to the Democrats of the Empire
State for the courtesy and kindness
of the past, but I must say to you ]
I cannot be your candidate again for i
uovernor. ]
Col. Fellows then moved that the 1
counties be called alphabetically. This i
was proceeded with. Livingston and 1
Montgomery named Hill amid cheers. )
{Senator Guy rose when New York was 1
called/and, standing on a chair, said:
"Mr. Chairman, I rise to perform a
duty which 1 have waited for some i
older Democrat from this county to i
perform. I am about to name for Gov- :
ernor a man, the mention of whose 1
name warms the heart of every true
Democrat. He must be our candidate. ;
He is the only man with whom we are
beforehand sure of winning. He is the <
chief Democrat in our ranks. He must
sink his personal views and again be- i
come our standard bearer. We need <
his services now and we must demand
that he give them to us and consent
to lead uaon to victory. Tbe situation
is grave. The only thing for this
convention to do is to assert tbat we
know th* meaning of the term 'I am a
Democrat,' and knowing should proceed
to nominate that prince of leaders,
who presides over our deliberations.
He nas told you that he cannot
accept our nominasion. But I tell you,
KoucicmuiJ, nc uno a tuuiicoj tu iuo
Democracy of the Stats, which Is
higher than the courtesy which we owe
to him. I nominate the one man who
typifies what Democracy typifies. I
present the name of the chief exponent
of Democratic principles in oar partyDavid
B. Hill. (Cheers and wild enthusiasm.)
After Senator Guy had finished,
Boorke Cockran of New York arose,
and, climbing over the reporters' table
to the platform, said in part: "When
the life of a nation is at stake and the
laws which govern Its existence fall to
control Its destinies the supreme will
of the people is the only resort. At
sach time the right of revolution is invoked.
Such a time has now come to
us. For the first time since the senior
Senator directed the affairs of the
Democratic party of this State, I am
in revolt against his ruling. I urge
upon mm niB sense 01 duty to ms party
and place his name in nomination
against his own desires.
"There comes a time in the history of
every man when opportunities arise
which summon him to positions out*
side of his own desires. We are in a
situation to meet, which requires the
most trusted leaders of the Democratic
party or we cannot go on to victory.
We are confronted with a paralysis of
industries due to the operation of Republican
tariff and financial legislation.
It Is our duty to prove to the people
that the misfortune which has overtaken
the country is due to Republican
misrule, and that prosperity can be
restored by following our lead and placing
our candidates in power. We must
not take the risk of feeling, and no
man who has lead us as our presiding
officer has lead us will allow us to go
forth without the inspiring Influence
of his leadership. (Cheers.) By all the
ties that have bound him in the past;
by his hopes of the future; by his duty
to his country, I demand that he lead
us, and I now name him for Governor."
Mr. Cochran then put the question to
the convention: Will you make the
nomination unanimous?
Every one in the hall, delegates,
spectators and all yelled "aye." Turn*
ing to Senator Hill, Mr. Cochran then
said: "Senator Hill we summon you
to your duty."
Col. William L Brown also spoke,
seconding the nomination of Senator
Hill for Now York county. Half a
dozen delegates moved to susDend the
roll call for nominations, but Senator
Hill quickly remarked that he had
anma pvnprlsnpn wif.h lftffia]ftf.ivfl hOdieS
and the rules of the assembly under
which the convention was acting
would not permit the ouspensian of
roll call, and directed the secretary to
proceed. The counties of Oneida, Orange,
Oswego, Queen, Kockland. St.
Lawrance, Schoharie, Steuben, Suffolk,
Tompkins, Wayne, West Chester and
Yates, all seconded Mr. Hill's nomination.
Hitt, of Albany, withdrew, the name
of Thatcher and Senator Canton moved
that Hill be nominated by acclamation
A storm of ayes shook the rafters and
there were no nays. Secretary DeForest
declared Hill nominated, but Hill
declared the proceedings out of order
and the roll call of counties was proceeded
with. The vote was unanimous
for Hill. Another noisy outbreack occurred.
When order was restored, Lieutenant
Governor Sheehan nominated Daniel
N. Lockwook, of Buffalo, for Lieutenant
Governor and he was nominated by
In a similar manner, Judge Gay nor
was chosen as candidate for Judge of
the Court of Appeals. The routine
business of the convention was quickly
disposed of and at 3:45 the convention
adjourned sine die.
Howgate. an ex-Weather Bureau Man,
New York, Sept. 27.?Capt. Henry
W. Howgate, formerly Chief of the
Weather Bureau In Washington, D. C.,
and who has been a fugitive from justice
since the winter of 1880 81, was arrested
at 10 o'clock in Ninth street between
Broadway and Fourth avnue, by
Detective A.L. Drummond of this city,
acting for J. Sterling Morton, Secretary
of Agriculture at Washington.
Howgate was not only chief, but disbursing
officer of the Weather Bureau.
His embezzlements, forgeries and larcenies,
it is alleged, aggregated $370,000
at least. He was an officer of the regular
army and being a genial, wholesouled
man, had hosts of friends.
There are seven Indictments hangl ng
over Howgate, each containing a number
of counts.
Howgate was arrested in 1881, but
escaped from an officer who had him In
charge on a visit to his home. He disappeared
and has not since been seen
and identified by any United States
officer. He was known to have left
Wnflhlncrtan wit.h a woman not hla wiffl.
He had a family at that time. He now
has a daughter who lives at Newburyport,
Mass. The woman with whom
tie fled from Washington has long since
left him. Howgate was, when he left
Washington, an active, black haired
man in the prime of life. He Is now
50 years old, bent and broken, with gray
hair and beard. Though the United
States officers have been hunting all
over the United States for Howgate
he has been living quietly here in New
York city as a dealer In second hand
books. His place of business was at
No. 80 Fourth avenue in a basement.
He has had cards printed bearing the j
name of "Harry Williams," and by that
name he has for years been known to
the book trade of this and other cities.
Howgate's cards announced that he
leals in old magazines, reviews and 1
periodicals. His residence was at No.
195 West Tenth street, where he had \
"bachelor lodgings" and kept a large
amount of stock for his store.
Detectives hunted the continent over 1
for Howgate, but without success, i
Four months ago Drummond learned ;
that Howgate was in the book business !
In the city of Brooklyn. A systematic
hunt of all the book stores In the two i
cities was made. It was believed that
lie was an employe, as no bookseller
named Howgate was known to the <
trade. Whenever any of Drummond's
agents learned that a man resembling 1
Howgate In appearance had been found <
In a book store that employee was
shadowed. His acquaintance was :
formed and his private life fathomed
by conversation. i
A week ago Drummond tried the
plan or haunting book sale auction :
rooms. It was a happy thought. A 1
clerk from the War Department in '
Washington, who knew Howgate made i
the rounds of the book auction rooms i
every day. On Monday the clerk saw
Howgate enter an auction room on
Broadway near Tenth street. The clerk
was cot certain, however, as Howgate
bad changed.
From a man weighing upwards of '
190 pounds, he has grown to be a dried
up old man of about 145 pounds. Ihe
clerk went again to the book sale on 1
Tuesday and entered into conversation
with Howgate. From Howgate's
manner of speaking the clerk was certain
that he stood before the fugitive
at last. Drummond cook the mldaight
train for Washington on Tuesday and i
yesterday got a bench warrant from
Judge Bingham of the Supreme Court. 1
He returned this morning. When i
Howgate was arrested, he remarked 1
quietly: "I know when 1 am beaten."
Tbe detective and his prisoner got on
board a Fourth avenue car and went to
the Federal building. United States
Commissioner Shields turned the case
over to United States Commissioner
Alexander. United States District
Attorney Wallace McFarlane appeared
for the government. Howgate had no
counsel. Howgate was arraigned on
the nominal charge, made In the Washington
indictments in 1879, of obtaining
82,500 on a forged receipt from H. D.
Sawyer in July, 1879.
"Youunderstand this charge?" asked
Commissioner Alexander.
"Oh. yes," said Howgate, with a fee
ble smile. "It Is one of the old series I
"This," said the Commissioner, "is an
application to hold you in order that a
warrant may be obtained from a United
States District Judge, so that you
may be taken to Washington. Do you
demand an examination?"
"No, no. I waive an examination
and I admit my identity," said the old
man. "There is no object in delay."
"Bail is fixed at $10,000." said the
"There is another charge," said United
States District Attorney McFarlane,
"here is another charge of embezzling
the sum of $34,000."
"Same bail fixed for that, $10,000,"
said the Commissioner;
Howgate said he could not give bail
and was taken to Ludlow Street (Jail,
pending advices from Washington.
The Nominees ol the Keceat Primary for
the Ilouso?Senatorial Changes?Eflort
| of the General Election on flielr Election.
Columbia,S. C., Sept. 28? The peo,
pie of the State are now speculating a
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going to do about his race for the United
States Senate, going on the assumption
that he had great hopes of
benefit to his chance?, resulting from
the nomination of a State ticket by
the true Democrats. Such nominations
as all know were not made.
Whether Senator Butler bad any such
hopes or not is not known.
So now the Senator's race is left in
the condition It was three weeks agowhatever
that may be. No one can attempt
to say what strength Senator
13utler will develop iii the Legislature.
He may have assurances of support
from many of the Tillman men, who so
far as any one knows now, will be
elected in the general election, having
been nominated in the primary eloction
recently held. Such sapport will, however,
not be confiaed to party lines?to
Tillmanites and anti-Tillmanitea.
There is no certainty that all the Conservatives
in the next General Assembly
will support Senator Eutler, and
likewise there is no certainty that all
Tillmanites who will be in the body
will support Governor Tillman, though
the indications are all that way.
Looking at the composition of the
next General Assembly, which will be
elected in November, the only Conservtive
delegations that are certain ol
being in there will be those from Richland,
Charleston and Sumter. Beaufort
hart a snUt nrtmarv. thfl (tonsfirvat.ivpq
out voting the Tillmanites, and will
likely win the fight finally. Georgetown
may have Conservative Representatives,
but will have a Tillmanlte
Senator. Chesterfield will have a Conservative
Now in the counties of Horry, Fairfield,
Darlington and Florence the
Straightout Democrats are going to
put up and run in the general election
of November 8, tickets in opposition to
the tickets nominated in the primaries.
From these counties, therefore, it will
be impossible to say what the delegations
in the General Asnembly will be.
There is talk also of similar fights being
made in the counties of Oconee,
Eagefleld,Williamsburg, Lexington and
Not taking into consideration the
fightsthat are to be made in the general
election referred to above, the
Conservative strength in the coming
General Assembly which may be re
garaeu as "curiam, win uh as 101- j
In the Senate?Charleston, 2; Richland,
1; Sumter, 1; Newberry, 1; Chesterfield,
1; Beaufort, 1. Total 7.
In the House?Beaufort, 4; Charleston,
7; Georgetown, 2; Richland, 4;
Sumter, 5. Total 22.
This gives the Tlllmanites a majority
of 29 in the Senate, the Conservatives
having lost Senators in two counties
in the past two years, but gaining
two other counties. In the House, according
to the above speculations,
there will be a Tillmanite majority of
The Irby State executive committee
has reeelved the declared results of the
recent primaries from 22 counties, giving
the party nominees for the Senate
and House, and old county offices. In
these counties the chances ot election
of these nominees in the general election,
are subject to the conditions referred
to above. It will be interesting
to the general public, however, lnasmucn
as the chances of election of
nearly all the nominees in these 22
counties are almost certainties to
glance over the personnel of the next
General Assembly and see how many
men have "been there before."
the senate.
It is impossible as yet to get at the
composition of the Senate entire. For
Instance Dr. Timmerman Is still the
Senator from Edgefield and Stanyarne
Wilson is still the Senator from Spartanburg.
Each will likely go to a higher
office. They were elected in 1892,
and their respective terms run for two
years longer. Neither of them have
yet resigned. They will doubtless do
bo after the November election and the
new president of the Senate, who will
be the present incumbent, most likely,
will doubtless order special elections in
Bach of the counties named to Oil the
vacancies. There is now a question as
to whether Dr. Timmerman having become
Lieutenant Governor, from the
fact that he rose to the pssitlon of
president pro tem of the Senate by
being Senator from EdgeUeld, could
accept hi3 own resignation as Senator
from Edgefield and order an election
for a Senator from EdgeUeld. But if
hn is planted Lieutenant Governor, then
he ceaaea to be Senator from Edgefield,
as be could not bold botb offices at tbe
same time and can order tbe election.
It looks as if Col. It. B. Watson will
represent Edgefield in tbe Senate at
tbe next session.
The roll of the coming Senate, subject
to the conditions already referred
to, will likely be as given below. The
terms of eighteen Senators?from Sumter,
Darlington, Florence, Charleston,
Clarendon, Marlboro. Anderson, Abbeville,
Berkeley, Kershaw, Cheater,
Hampton, Pickens, Union, Chesterfield,
Richland, Lancaster and Williamsburg
?expired thts year, and elections were
held to fill the vacancies. All the Senators
from other counties should have
held over?in other words tbeir terms
don't expire for two years. Messrs.
Smythe of Charleston, and Hazard of
Georgetown resigned, however, and the
two Senators?Wilson and Timmerman
?mentioned above will go out by the
resignation route. The roll will likely
be us follows:
Aiken?0. C. Jordan; succeeding
John Gary Evans.
Abberville?I. H. McCalla; succeeding
Anderson?D. K. NorrJs; succeeding
J. P. Glenn.
Barnwell?S. G. Mayfield; bold over.
Beaufort?W. J. Verdier; hold over.
Berkeley?(No report.)
Charleston?G. L. Buist, re-elected,
and Joseph W. Barnwell, to illl unexpired
term of A. T. S my the, resigned.
Chester?J. H. McDaniel; renominated.
Chesterfield?John H. Turner, nominated
Clarendon?L. M. Reagln; renominated.
Colleton?A. C.Sanders; nominated?
Darlington?(No Report.)
Edgetieid?(No election ordered.)
FairQeld?(No report.)
Florence?J. O. Byrd, to succeed L.
S. Blgha*. (Subject to opposition
Georgetown?R. J, Donaldson, succeeding
Walter Hazard.
Greenville?John R. Harrison; hold
Hampton?W. II. Mauldin, succeeding
J. W. Moore.
Ilorry?J. r. Derham; hold over.
Kershaw?T. J. Klrkland, succeeding
J. II. Magill.
Lancaster?B, F. Miller, succeeding
T. J. Strait.
Laurens?A. (3. Fuller; hold over.
Lexington?C. M. Eflrd; hold over.
Marion?W. A. Brown; hold over.
Marlboro?H. M. Stackhouse, succeeding
Newberry?George S. Mower, succeeding
J. A. bligh.
Oconee?S. Y. Stribling; hold over.
Orangeburar?W. S. Barton; nold over.
Pickens?W. T. O'Dell; renominated,
ltlchland?John T. Sloan, Jr., renominated
Spartaaburg?(No election ordered.)
Sumter?Altamount Moses, succeeding
H. T. Abbott.
Union?J. T. Djuglass; succeeding
G. T. Peake.
William8burge?A. H. Williams; renominated.
York?D. E. Finley; hold over.
The folowing is a list of the nominnno
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the House, as reported to the State
committee. The list is not yet complete.
The new men are manced with
an asterisk :
Abberviiie?James E. Todd* J.
Townes Roberson* Frank B. Gary,
David H. Magill.
AikeD, E.B. Tyiei*,.John T. Gaston*
T.S. Williams*.
Anderson?J. E. Brazaale, J. B. Leveret*,
I. W. Pickens*, ?J. W. Ashley, J.
B. Watson.
Barnwell?(No report.)
Berkeley?(No report.)
Beaufort?(No report.)
Charleston . ?. Gadsden*, ?. ?.
Devereaux* ?; ?. Bolget*, R. M. Lofton,
T. W. Bacot, ?. ?. Dothagfc*, ?.
Chester?J oseph Nunnerj*,S. T.McKeown*,
Teter T' Hollis*. .
Chesterfield?J. M. Hough, W. P.
Clarendon?J. W. Kenned}*, C, M.
Davis* W. C. Davis*.
Colleton?M. JR. Cooper, John G.
Saunders*, Calvin W. Garris*.
Darlington?(No report.)
Edgefield?(No report.)
Fairfield?(No report.)
Florence?Dr. William Ilderton*.
W. E.Flnklea* J. M. Humphrey*.
Georgetown?(No report.)
Greenville?B. M. Shuman, H. P.
Goodwin* John T. Bramletl*, Zerah
Hampton?M. B. McSweeney*, E. H
Horry?(No report.)
Kyrshaw?C. L. Wlnklei*, J. W.
Lancaster?Ira B. Jones, J. N. Estridge.
Laurens?(No report.)
Lexington? W. H. F. llast, J. Walter
Marion?(No report.)
Marlboro?C. P. Townsend*, J. F.
McLaurin* J. B. Bunch*.
Oconee?0. R. D. Burns*,' J. R.
Newberry?(Nu report.)
Orangeburg?I. W. Bowman* L. K.
Sturkie, L. S. Connoi*, W. 0. Tatum,
J. H. Price*.
Pickens?B. J. Johnstone*, Fred
Richland?F. H. Weston, J. P. Thomas.
Jr.. H. C. Patton*. H. W. Adams*.
Spartanburg?(No report.)
Sumter?C, H. Williamson, R. T.
Manning, A. K Sanders*, J. H. Wilson*,
Frank Mellettfc*.
Union?J. C. Ottt>* G. B. Fowler*,
J. S. Welsh*.
Williamsburg?E. R. Lesesne, J. H.
Blackwell, W. J. Singletary.
York?R. M. Carroll, T. R. Caruthers*,
W. N. Felder, W. B. Love.
If the above nominees are elected, it
is seen that the 23 counties given will
send 50 new men to the House. The
total membership of the House is only
124, and there are yet 12 counties to be
heard from. It is easily seen that the
House will be composed of considerably
more than half new material. The
Senate will have a good many new
members also, as sh6wn above. The
reports received bo far indicate 12 new
Senators out of 22.
The fact that there will b9 such a
large proportion of new men makes it
impossible to speculate as to what
strength Senatof Butler will be able to I
The Jewish New Year.
The Isrealites thouehout the world
are preparing for the sacred observance
of oae of the most important holidays in
the Jewish calen-lar. It is the New
Year which according to their record is
the 5655 th year of the creation of the
world. The New Year commences next
Sunday evening with the setting of the
sun at which time services will be held
in the Synagogues also on the succeeding
morning. In Hebrew the holiday
is called liosh Hashane; meaning the
head or beginning of the year and it
commemorates the creation of the world.
By the observance of the Ne v Year the
lesson is taught that God created all
things and that He is Lord and Master
over all creation and it is the duty of
Hi8childern to acknowledge His power
and obey His will. On New Year's
Day the Israelites are reminded that
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should profit by the days tbe Lord has
given them. This holiday is alse known
by another name?Yome IlBzzickarone
or l)Ay of Memorial. By that is understood
that the Hebrews should remember
their acts of the past year, and try
to amend their conduct. Tnere is still
another name by which the N-jw Year is
known?Yome Teruah or a day of
Sounding tbe cornet or Shofar, which is
made ot a ram's horn, which we are
taught is to remind us of God's command
to Abraham to cfter up his only son
Isaac, a sacrifice unto Him. The ram's
horn reminds the people of Isreal of that
event because God would not permit
Abraham to sacrifice his son, so he of
fered up a ram instead. The blowing of
the cornet teaches a lesson of warning
to Jews that they have sinned and
should seek to make peace with God by
becoming truly penitent. Sd tbe Nay
Year's days is the first of the ten penitential
days which ends with the day
of atonement or Yom Kippur,
jjuriog me peuucuuai u?jo m i?
special duties of all Hebrews to examine
well with their conduct and prepare
themselves for the Day of Atonement.
On New Year's special prayers of a
three fold character, homage, rememberance
and the sounding of the cornel
are offered. By the prayer of Homage
is the acknowledgement of God as the
king of kiogs and that full obedience is
due Him. By the prayer of Rsmemberance
is meant God's review of action
and remamberance of daed3, and the
| sounding of the cornet reminds them of
the great day that is yet in store when
mankind will be free from sin and become
perfect in the eyes of God.
Senator Teller of Colorado stll
lingers, reluctant to say farewell, but
not wholly at ease within the Republican
Party. lie announced recently that
he would stay "until the party shall
ally Itself absolutely with the gold
standard." " Then" he declared, "I shall
part with that party, not to go to the
Populists, but to some other party
which will secure the free coinage of
Seme Diinug? Dane la the Ssacoast
Jacksonville, Fla, Sept. 20.?The
expected hurricane from the West
Indies struck Jacksonville, Fla., todav
at. 11 A. M., with the wind blowing at
a velocity of forty-six miles per hour
and rain pouring down in torrents.
Business is absolutely paralyzed.
The Everett Hotel the largest in the
city, is unroofed and flooded with water
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dowD, with a loss of $20,000, and a
number of Deopleare injnred, but none
killed. There is no communication
from South Florida, but it is expected
that many Indian River orange growers
are totally ruined and orange crops
are damaged incalculably. The streets
of this city are flooded; the river is
three feet above the normal. The
wind at the mouth of the river recorded
sixty miles an hour. Mayport, at
it3 mouth, is flooded and several houses
inundated. No persons lost their
lives there. Two houses in Jacksonville
were blown down, but no persons
killed. No trains are arriving and departing
from Jacksonville. Many large
washouts are being reported.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 28.?The
tropical cyclone which has been approaching
Savannah for the last two days
raged here all day and last night. The
wind reached a maximum velocity of
sixty miles an hour. At Tybee it blew
eighty-eight miles an nour. The storm
seems to bave split somewhere south
of here, and the centre passed east to
the Gulf Stream. The damage in this
section cannot be estimated with any |
accuracy. Grave apprehensions are
felt for the rice crop. The crop is cut
and Btacked and the principal damage
will be by tbe scaterlng of stacks caused
by the overflows of the plantations.
Whether they have been overflowed
cannot yet be learned, No trains have
passed north on the Florida and Western
Railroad sixty miles south of Savannah
has caused a suspension of
travel on that road. No vessels have
left port in the last two days. The
shipping in the harbor has been tried
up and so far no damage has been reported
to shipping Interests.
At Tybee the wind ranges as high as
seventy miles an hour. At low tide today
the water there was higher than
the usual highest tide. Tne ocean is
steadily encroaching on the island, and
it is thought that by night it will be
completely submerged. Those on the
island will have to take refuge in the
light house and Martello tower. The
hotels and cottages appear to be doomed.
The wind in Savannah now runs
as high as foriy-flve miles and is steadily
increasing in velocity. The outlook
is very nad.
Savannah, September 27.?The
storm has blown over and very little
damage has been done. Tew houses
were unroofed or trees blown down.
No injury was done to the quarantine
station. Probably a few miies of railroad
were washed up near Tybee. No
fears are felt for the Baltimore or New
York ships due tonight or tomorrow
as the wind veered at the last moment.
No reports of loss of life from the sea
islands although the crops are da naged.
Charleston, Sept. 26.?The West
rnrUfta cvclone struck this city this
morning and has raged all day. Tbe
maximum velocity of tbe wind up to
midnight has been forty eight miles an
hour, except at times when It was as
high as 55 or 00. As far as Is known,
butt" little damage has been done to tbe
shipping in port or the city proper.
The storm tide was only three and a
half feet against twelve feet m tbe August
cyclone of 1898. Tbe most serioas
damage, however, is feared in the rice
fields and to tbe Sea Island cotton crop.
The indications are that tbe city will
get through the night without serious
damage. The electric lights are out
and the telephone wires disabled.
Wilmington, N. C., Sept.8?. ?A
wind storm with continuous rain now
prevails. Thus far no serious resnlts
have been reported. Indications point
to a heavy storm during tbe night or
in the early morning.
Beautort, Sept. 27.?The seething
waters of tbe bay In front of the town
presented last evening a moit terrifying
prospect as compared with tbe
scenes of last August's cyclone. As tbe
wind scudded upon the surtace tbere
would be rifts that mounted high in the
air in spray. Tbe marshes were all
covered, and it looked like one vast sea
between Beaufort and the surrounding
shores down to Pert ltoyal. Had the
wind shifted to tbe southeast, as it did
lnaf-. t-.lrrip. lnis nf life would d0UbtleS8
have to be recounted in the sea lslaods
which as far as heard from have escaped
with little damage.
As far as ascartained no great damage
has been done to the cotton crop on the
Islands beyond what would necessarily
occur during the prevalence of such a
furious wind and rain storm upon the
open bolls in the fields. The rice crops
between this place and Yemasee are
reported unhurt, and it is safe to say
that no great disaster may be looked
for, either upon land or surrounding
waters, thanks to our Indefatigable
telegraph operator, Mlsa Lizzie Poullaio,
who took the liveliest Interest and
pains to send notes of warning ia every
An Important Decision.
Judge Townsend made a most important
order Thursday at Florence, ore
that will have a most decided effect
??UliA nnhrtAl anofor? Af .^Al-lt'h
lipUll LUC puuiiv; QULIUUI QjObOiii Vi uvuuu
Carolina. Briefly stated the case is as
follows: The School Commissioner of
Florence County refused to turn over
to the trustees of the Florence Graded
School any portion of the constitutional
two mills tax collected in Florence
County. The trustees brought suit to
have him compelled to turn over to
them a certain portion of the money
collected in Florence County under the
two mills school tar, such as they had
received in previous years. The defense
set up by the School Commissioner for
not giving any money to the aforesaid
trustees was that the graded school
made charge for tuition and was not
therefore a free school, and was not entitled
to any portion of the constitutional
two mills tax, which is levied for
the free public schools. The trustees
attempted to refute the allegation that
they charged for tuition in the graded
school. Judge Townsend held that it
did not matter whether they did or did
not charge, for their charter gave them
the right to charge for tuition ana
therefore their school wa3 not a free
public school in law, and was not entitled
to any of the proceeds of the school
tax. In commenting on Judge Townsend'a
order the Columbia Kegister very
truly saya it la a very interesting enunciation
of a legal principle and it will
have a farreaching effect as many of
the graded achoola of the State make
charge for tuition or are authorized by
their charters to mako such charge, and
tey receive part of the two mills tax
collected in their counties. It is likely
that an appeal from Judge Townsend's
decision will be taken to the Supreme
Court; if that tribunal sustains his decision,
quite a number of graded
schools will have to make their tuition
free of charge or else do without any
sbare of the two mllla tax.
Wby Cjrpenter and the Atkinson* Were P1
Keoommsnded to Mercy, n
Columbia, S. C., Sept. 26.?Governor 1(1
Tillman's commutations of Carpenter, "
the Edgefield murderer, la arouslDg a ?
good deal of comment in the newspa- 5,
pers hostile to the Gove-nor take up the tt
Governor's statement that he commut- w
ed Carpenters' sentence becauso the
jury recommendpd him to mercy and ^
say that in the case of the Atkinsons, a
hanged in Fairfield last week, the jury tt
also recommended them to mercy. The T
cases are not at all similar. In the W
case of Carpenter the jurors state that "
they would have brought In a different H
verdict had they known the resuli of
their verdict would have been the c<
hanging of Carpenter and Murrell. 2
The foreman of the j ury in th6 case of ,,
the Atkinsons ha3 written Governor '(
Tillman the following letter showing
that the motive of the recommendation 3,
to mercy in the case of the Atkinsons <r
was entirely different from that of the ;j
Edgefield murderers:
Woodward, S. C., Sept. 1,1894. t
Governor B. R. Tillman, Columbia, S. C. p
Dear Sir: 1 have the honor to acknowl- ?;
edge the receipt of your favor of the
28th ultimo, desirlDg me to give you
some Information as to what influenced
the jury in the case of the Atkinsons to
recommened them to mercy. In response
to your inquiry I beg to say
that this recommendation to mercy
was not because the jury entertained a
shadow of a doubt as to their guilt, for
thep considered the evidence against
they risoners conclusive and were there
fore satisfied that they coflcocted and E
exected the diabolical crime with which 0j
they were charged. Nor was It on ac- ?
count of any extenuating circumstances
connected with the murder. One of the
jurors while admitting that the prison*
era were guilty beyond a reasonable j
doubt said that he would not agree to a
verdict of guilty unless they were recommended
to the mercy of the court,
and gave bis only reason that they W9re
voung men and poor. Believing that "
unless they were recommeneded to
mercy a mistrial would result, which
we were exceedingly anxious to avoid A
if possible, we yielded to this juror and w,
rendered a verdict of guilty with re- commenedation
to mercy. I will fur- g-|
ther state that a negro juror at first
was a little reluctant in agreeing to a ri
verdict of cuiltv. which we attribute to
ignorance more than to a calm and "
thoughtful consideration of the case. fc*
He finally, however, because convinced N
and agreed to a verdict of guilty, with
recommendation to mercy. Trusting
that the above will be satisfactory and
that you will excuse delay in answering
your letter which was brought /
about by its being sent to Blackstock'a ?
instead of Woodward's, I beg to remain. ?
Yours most obediently.
J. A. Stewart. jjj
Another Money Crop;
If eur people will use onions why not
raise them ? There is no excuse what- ^
ever for this country importing onions
from other countries when they can be ?
raised in abundance and of tbe most
excellent qualify in a score or more of
States in this Union. Calling attention
to this matter The New York Sun says:
"Yet here we go along, enriching the
Egyptians and other foreigners by buying
their onions at high prices. Look
at some figures: We have tbi3 year got
64.000 large bags of onions from old
" *- I i ^UAUIU^fi. A# ntkiAh
.Eigypi, fcUt) auuieuL luuauuauM ui nrn^u
worshipped the onion?and very properly,
too, we say; 12,000 of them from
Havana, 131,000 crates of them from
Bermuda, besides more of the Spanish
than we can tell of, because the importing
season for them has just begun.
The Spanish sell for a dollar or more a p,
crate, a good deal more at retail. These
foreign onions cost us millions !of
money, which ought to be kept for
home circulation." Here is a pointer
for our farmers. We nave seen as One
and as perfect onions raised right here
In Orangeburg County as ever delighted o
the palate of a Spanish epicure. The ?
Augusta Chronicle in discussing this ^
matter says <;if the American crop is so r
short as to require the importation of ^
onions from Cuba, Spain, Egypt and ?
cioomKofa maw nnf. Mnmp enter- E
CAOU TT UV/1 Vf t?Uj ujm; L .
prising farmer 1q tbis section plant a ?
number of acres and help to supply the *
demand. Let him, however, before en- ?
terlng in the business on a large scale 5"
make his arrangements with some dea- B
ler for handling his crop. It is folly to 5produce
a big crop of any product with- *
out making arrangements for its rapid '
handling by dealers who are familiar P
wiih the trade. To raise enough onions
for the city of New York, and expect
to dispose ot them in the ordinary ?
course of the market is absurd, and f
men who have no more practical ideis /
than that will of course lose money. <!,
But any farmer who will furnish to
some commission dealer a sample of
the onions he can raise, and then make
arrangements through him for the
shipping of his crop as soon as made to ij
some wholesale dealer, will iiud it a <
profitable crop provided he gets it to >
market in season." ij
Tbe Blae K'die KalXroad, /
Anderson, s.C., Sept. 27.?It looks '!
very much like there is something in I1
the reported porjectof Yanderoilt to <[
complete the Blue ridge Railroad. Its- !i
ceiver Averill, of the fort Royal and ,
Western Carolina Railroad, has had a
conference with him. The Augusta >
Chronicle of the 17th inst., says: Mr. (
Vanderbilt seems to mean business I
about the Blue Ridge Railroad. Recei- j'
AP fKft Pnrf 7?ATTQ1 und f'
VC1 YCIIUj yjL tUO I viu XWJM4 ji
Western Carolina Railroad, has had a
conference with him and the plan seems J
to be well on foot. The Augusta Clironicale
of Monday, 17th inst., says: "The
news first published by the Chronicle
last week that George Vanderbilt, who ij
owns thousands of acres of land in >
North Carolina, is going to turn his at- ?
tention to railroad buildiDg, looking to <
a direct line as a means of getting out S
much of the timber of that section ?
of the {South, has caused considerable interest.
The schema of Mr. Vanderbilt
if carried out will add quite a
splendid line of railway to the South,
for while he is not after building any
considerable road in point of miles, it
will, when hnished, be one of the most
desirable connecting links for the
South Atlantic coast aad the North- ai
west. A direct line from Xnoxvilla to
AndersoD, S. C., is said to bo the plan SI:
and it is interesting to know tbat a <
great part of the distance between
r.hpsip f- wonointsis already eraded. The
road, when llaished, in connection with
the Kaoxville, Cumberland Gip and
Cincinnati Railroad and tne Port Royal
and Western Carolina, will shorten the
distance between Cincinnati and the
Southern coast 100 miles. Receiver '3i
Averill, o? the Tort Royal and Western I
Carolina road, who is said to have b?.en
on a conference with Mr. Vauderbilt
concerning this matter, passed through
Augusta the other day in his private
car on his way to Port Royal. Incise
the deal goes through Augusta will
have,a direct line from the Northwest."
?Advocate. t
Oonfl ic itfld th9 Vessel.
Columbia, S. C., Sept. 24.?A reort
to headquarters in this city tells of
te capture at Baaufort of a sailing vessel
The City ot Beaufort," which was
laded with a cargo of about twenty barils
of beer. Not only the beer, but also
ie vessel has been confiscated by the
tate authorities and the whole oatfit
as been advertised for sale. This is
ie first attempt to confiscate a vessel
ider the 1893 dispensary law. The
,w as it stands gives the State the right
> make Binh a confiscation.
The constaoles at Florence have made
peculiar haul also, If, was a haul of
iree barrels of export beer in bottles,
he beer was shipped from a brewery in
rilmington, N. C., aud is named
Butler's Choice Export Beer." Oi
te label is the picture of a beautiful
ser with oae eye knocked oat. It was
rideutly iatended to be symbolical and
>rtainiy Is.?State.
Whj itj Ez^tmb* Pitot tar 6m*!
>rd fer Cttuiojus ud S#? Whit 1m Cii Sal
> 1 SVwmoAi ___
F.ICE now Sis
other Bedroom [r icr J
alt*, Ml prleet.
>m^ S69?"S?1?$37
Juat te introduce them.
wTp-^sy % No freight paid on this Or3W?yr~.;
gta. Guaranteed to be a
|g||P *
l'.-2ant Plurh PARLOB 8UITS, conalattnf
' Sofa, Arrri Chair, Rocking Chair, IttTaa,
\d 2 side CnaJrs ?worth $4-5. Wtlld#lir?
t? year dejwi fer $38.
/V- * TUa No. 1
j ' * to ^OOI
$ao Bzvrs3lacsjn ,-..
Itb all attachments, for
?ONLY $1^.50? ,nRA
delivered to y.ar depot. 2 uflf
The regular price of thli
DGGY laeo to 75 dollars. WB U
ie manufacturer pays all V| v/IB
i? expenses and I sell them " I l lWI
you for SH42.70- S^jB
La guarantee every one a . ritTii
trcain. Mo freight paid BSaSjaBM
i this BogcT
A **<i0 FIAPI
i*Er- iisali
tilrored at your dspot J fi
1 ftvlgM pMd for &t "^5
8?nd for c&tAloguea of Farsltan, OmUh
nvea, B*by CirriaffM, Bicycle*, OiaH, It
ios, Tm. S?tc, Waner 8?te, Laay*, As., M
IV8 iffONKY. AUnn
/wwl Jllj I eral Plantation
i /ir^liM-a? Use, have earaj
/ / n$Ll tion *8 th0
// iS111 Jfl8 on tne market;
// For Simplicity,
if ~?mB Durability and
?jdi'rj'-f 8 jtWmi ^el *n" w*ter
"^y *'mT I in TOZBB
J Hai no Equal
Special Sale Sammer 1894. The V I
1 time to buy Cheap and Etiy, Six 11 H
1 Special Slimmer Offers that but the <'
1 record. V B|
Ji $50 saved every Piano purchaser. 1J1 Bj
) $10 to $20 on every Organ. 1, I
) Six Snoclal Offers on our Popular KM-11 m
) Summer Plan. B?y In August, September,1
( und October, and pay wbafl Oottoa cotaes ' H
> Spot Cash Prices. No Intern! Only a 111 ?
> Small Casta Payment required, $28 qp a 1 1
> Piaup. on Orijaii, balance next KbVam- Q H
) ber lotta. Longer time IX wanted. 1 >
c Payments to suit all. Planoa $9 to |10' 1 H
t monthly. Organs S2 to $5. 9H
I Our Mid-Summer Offers gar* big moMJ i'! jM
> on all plaas of payment. i i
) New Fall Leader* ready. <, i M
) ful and Cheap. Tempting Buftlal.1,1 H
J Write at onoe for Mid-Summer Of-1, BH
j fere. Good only until Vovembw 1. ',
> Don't wait. < 11 S|
Threshers! I
id 1 Sell the Best ia the Market. \ Write Eh
to me Before Buying.
ilugle Machines, 91
Slave Machines, H
Brick Machines, jgffl
Planing Machines, 60
Swing Saws, H
Band saws, K9|
Gang Rip Saws, US
and ail kinds of i H
wood working machines HI
riat Mills SI 15 to $250. ME
Saw Mills $190 to 8400. JH
Watertown Engines and Boilers.
Talbott Engines and Boilers. H
iSaed Cotton Elevators. jm
Cottoh Gins and Presses

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