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KDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30.1904.
Shows the Source of t
WttOLE COUNTRY IS INTERESTED
The Whole Country as One Man In its
.Willingness to Sacrifice the Last
Man and the Last Cent-Coming
Diet Will Cheerfully Pasa a Budget
Calling Fo.? $388,000,000-Ample ca
pacity Being Shown to Finance the
War Without Interfering With Eco
nomic Relations-Foreign Trade Ac
Tokio, By Cable.-Discussing the j
war and the domestic, fin?ncial and
political conditions of Japan on the
eve of the assembling of the Diet,
with tho correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press, Premier Kalsuria said:
"To insure peace in the Orient and
to safeguard our national existence,
ls the aim and purpose of our empire,
and no sacrifice shall bo too great
for successfully effecting this purpose.
Russia, besides violating her pledges
in Manchuria, crowned her overbear
ing and aggressive policy by extend
ing her arms to the Korean peninsula.
"We are highly solicitous to pre
serve peace, but had no alternative
save that of war, which was forced
upon us. Throughout the negotia
tions Russia showed a haughty and
^overbearing attitude, which, as -has
lately been shown, w sainadequately
li supported by military strength. Rus
sia allowed herself to be deceived, ?
and slighted our empire, for she nev
er believed Japan would draw the
' sword of war. Then, after suffering
repeated defeats on land and sea. Rus
sia- perceived the mistake she had
made, and, having discovered the seri
. ousness of the situation, begau to take
- adequate measures. The case was dif
ferent with us. We were alive to
. the seriousness of the situation and
were prepared for exigencies.
"Russia must see that the war can
not be concluded by the issues of a
few battles. With us. the war means
life or death, and not one of our 45,
000,000 remains ignorant o? the vital
issue ^at stake. We are prepared to
*"*"sacrifice our last man or our last
cent fer this war.
"Thc delay in the decisive result of
otuv^slese at Port Arthur gives Rus
; \sia~hcpe of being able to relieve the
M -garrison, and for this purpose slr* re
solved.to empty her naval defense at
. home; while on land corps, after corps
has been mobilized and sent . east
ward. . /
<;.-?... "The milit?ry and naval plan of
^C;.'Russia seems to center in the relief
:"> of tPort' ArthuVj - and General Kuropatr
j>;j suited, iii his serious defeat, had -the
relief cfNthe garrison as its sole ob
ject: ..: The Russian Emperor's instruc
tions tb"Kuropatkm not to retire be
yond Mukden were designed to raise
_. the_gloom that had been hanging over
"the people of Russia since the defeat
jr of Russian arms at the battle of Liao
. Yan'g; and-Kuropatkin turned the
aggressive, perhaps against his own
?j* J. "Everything seems to hinge on the
fall cf . Port Arthur, but I do not
.-Tens?le myself with the thought that
? \?the-capture of the ill-fated fortress
will bring thc war to a speedy termin
ation. Its capture will give occasion
- for-renewed plans of warfare by Rus
. sia, and I am watching keenly for
such new developments.
"The domestic conditions of Japan,
are highly satisfactory. The history
of our Diet may be summed up by
saying that from tho first it planted
itself firmly in opposition to the gov
ernment on financial questions. Af
ter my appointment, friction became
increasingly violent. The two great
?^ parties, the constitutionalists and the
. progressiste?"neld a combined front
7 haropp?3ltr?h to my ininistry. Despite
administrative reforms effected on
their demand, we failed to satisfy
them. They criticized our financial
jneasurfs as excessive, and' refused
to pass'the' bills. .
\ Vladivostock, By Cable.-Rear Ad
. ~mlr?l Haup, commander of the port
for the last three years, has departed.
Private advices from Port Arthur in
dicate that the position there is not so
desperate as it is reported abroad. The
Japanese are represented to be repair
ing the cruiser Kasuga and 10 torpedo
boat destroyers. They have established
a sub-naval base on the Elliott Islands,
a short distance east of Port Arthur.
?,"? White House Functions.
Washington, Special -The pfogram
of receptions and dinners at the White
House for the season of 1905 has been
announced as follows:
January 2, Monday, New Year, re
ception, ll a. m. tb 1.30 p. m., Janu
ary 5. Thursday, cabinet dinner, 8 p.
m.; January 12, Thursday, diplomatic
reception, 9 to 10:30 p. m; January 19,
Thursday, diplomatic dinner 8 p. m.;
January 26, Thursday, judicial recep
tion. 9 to 10.30 p. m.; February 2,
Thursday, Supreme Court dinner. 8 p.
m.; February 9, Thursday, congres
sional reception, 9 to 10:30 p. m.;
February 1G, Thursday, army and navy
reception 9 to 79:30 p. m.
Well Known Attorney Dead.
Laredo, "Tex., Special. - Redford
Sharpe, Assistant United States at
torney, .aged 32 years, died here Sun
day of bronchial pneumonia. Mr.
.Sharpe was a son of Dr. Redford
Sharpe, deceased, a former surgeon of
the navy. He was a graduate of the
-yale Law School in the class of 1893.
He was appointed to his position here
by President McKinley in 1898 and re
appointed in 1902.
President at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Special.-Never have
more perfect conditions prevail
ed since the opening of the World's
Fair than those that marked the day
which was devoted to a tour through
. the exposition by President Roosevelt,
accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss
Alice j Roosevelt and members of the
. President's party. It was strictly a"
day of pleasure, and not the slight
tost incident arose to mar the perfect
Payment of tbs occasion,
he Great Confidence in
Judging by these conditions, serious
collisions bclweeri the governed and
governing were predicted, but when
the war came, this friction Entirely
ceased, and the House'of Representa
tives, wrich once refused to pass a
budget of $12.5,000,000 as excessive
and unbearable, gave a ready and will
ing assent to tbe first war budget of
"At this session of the diet, the gov
ernment will be compelled to present
a budget calling for $388,000.000, and
indications are that it will be passed
without the slightest difficulty. This
happy phenomenon is attributable to
the. characteristics of our people.
"Before a great national problem
our people unite, and friends and op
ponents join hands for the accomplish
ment of our national purposes. With
the great problem of the war before
them, the people of our nation have
become as one man. Wo have no
war party and no peace party, as Rus
sia has, but, on the contrary, our na
tion Is one, and united with a deter
mination to fight to the last extremi
NORTH SEA AGREEMENT.
London, By Cable-The Foreign Of
fice has issued the following English
transaction of the declaration signed at
St. Petersburg by Sir Charles Hardinge,
the British ambassador, and Count
Lamsdorff. the Russian Foreign Min
uter: "His Britannic majesty's gov
ernment and the imperial Russian gov
ernment having agreed to entrust to
an international commission of inquiry
assembled conformably to Articles IX
to XIV cf The Hague convention of
July 29, 1899, for the Pacific settle
ment of international disputes, the
task of elucidating by means of an im
partial and conscientious investiga
tion the questions of fact connected
with the incident which occurred du
ring the night of October 21-22, 1904,
in the North Sea (on which occasion
the firing of guns on the Russian fleet
caused the loss of a boat and the death
of two persons belonging to a British
fleet, as well as damaging to other
boats of that fleet and injuries to the
crews of some of those boats), the un
dersigned, being duly authorized
thereto, have agreed upon the folliw
"Article I. The international commis
sion of inquiry shall be composed of
five members (commissioners) of whom
t?o shall be officers of high rank in the
British and imperial Russian navies,
respectively. The governments of
France and of the United ?tates shall
each be requested to select of their
naval officers of'high rank as a . mem
ber of. the commission. The fifth shall
be chosen as a member of the commis
sion. The fifth member^h'ajl.be chosen
hers above mentioned; in the event of
no agreement being arrived at between
the four commissioners as to the selec
tion of the fifth member of the com
mission, bis imperial and royal majes
ty the Emperor of Austria and King
of Hungary will be Invited to select
him. Each of the two high contracting
parties shall likewise appoint a lee*1
assessor to advise the cominissi~_~.o,
and an agent officially empowered to
trike part in the labors of the commis
"Article II. The commission shall in
quire into and to report on all circum
stances relative to the North Sea in
cident, and particularly on the ques
tion as to where the responsibility lies
and the degree of blame attaching to
subjects of the two high contracting
parties or to subjects of other
countries in the event of their
responsibility being established by the
"Article III. The commission shall
settle the details of procedure which it
will follow for the purpose of accom
plishing the task wherewith it has been
"Article IV. The two high contract
ing parties undertake to supply the
commission, to the utmost of their abil
ity, with all the means and facilities"
necessary in order to enable it to ac
quaint itself thoroughly with and ap
preciate correctly the matters in dis
Alleged Defaulter For $6,000.
Wiliamson, W. Va., Special.-Charg
ed with being a defaulter in the sum
cf $6,000, from the Norfolk &* Western
Railroad, Richard Anderson, the agent
al Canterbury, was arrested and is now
in jail at Williamson. Anderson, who
is of a prominent Virginia family, is
alleged to have appropriated checks
sent to him to pay off employes at the
Robbers Blow Up a Bank.
Baltimore, Md., Special.-A special
from La Plata, Charles county, Md.,
cays that a number of rr.en blew up
and practically destroyed the building
of the Southern Maryland Savings
Bank early Thursday morning. They
secured $3,000 in cash. Nitro-glycer
ine is supposed to have been the ex
plosive used. Tie robbers, after re
curing the money, made their escape,
but cut the telegraph and telephone
wires before leaving the vicinity. The
government lino from the proving
grounds at the Indian Head to Wash
ington was found to be in working
order, and the police of Washington
and Baltimore of the mutineers were
Japanese on the Offensive.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-The fol
lowing dispatch has been received from
General Kuropatkin: "On Nov. 26, the
Japanese resumed the offensive and en
deavored to envelop our left flank
whilst advancing against our center. I
have received no later reports." Gen
eral Kuropatkin also describes the
bayoneting of twenty /ap??ese belong
ing to a patrol during a reconnaissance
the night of Nov. 25.
Assault Made Saturday.
Tokio, By Cable.-Imperial head
quarters has just Issued the following
"The works for our attack having
been nearly completed against Sung
shu Mountain (Port Arthur), and the
forts lying eastward therefrom, a gen
eral assault was made on the after
noon of November 26, but, owing to
the enemy's stubborn resistance, our
object has not yet been accomplished.
"Tbe fighting still continues."
A UNIQUE CASE DEVELOPED
Governor Fears te Pardon Y?Ung M?ri
Lest He Might Be Lynched.
Columbia, Special-Hoyt Hayes, the
young mountaineer, concerning whose
commutation of the death sen
tence ther? Was so muclh feeling en
gendered throughout the State recent
ly,, and which act of the Governor in
spired a red-hot petition from Hayes
county, Ocone?i asking the Governor to
resign, presents'the unique situation
unique for the State, at least- of a
man being denied a pardon for fear
of his being lynched. At least, it is
the understanding among Hayes"
friends that the Governor is sufficient
ly well satisfied that the young man is
innocent of the crime for which he
was sentenced to hang, is convinced,
as practically everybody else has
studied the testimony and other rec
ords in the case, but that she commit
ted suicide, but it is urged that feel
ing in certain parts of Oconee is still
so strong against the young man that
there would be grave danger of lynch
ing If he were to return there nov/.
Hayes expects and probably will get
a full pardon within six months or a
year, but hardly before that time. Up
to ? few days ago he was not
compelled to put on prison garb, and
was not required to do hard labor.
"But in order to allay dissatisfaction
among the other prisoners, he has
been put in stripes and is working
along with other convicts in the knit
ting mill. The Governor continues to
get letters from various parts of the
State commending his course in com
muting Hayes' sentence.
S. C. College Centennial.
Columbia, Special-'South Carolina
College, which now has the greatest
attendance in its history, will celebrate
on the 8th, 9th and 10 of January next
the centennial of its first opening,
which was on thc 10th of January,
Preparations are being made in Col
umbia for a gathering of alumni and
friends of the college from ali parts of
the country, and an attractive pro
gramme has been arranged for three
days, .beginning with sermons on Sun
day, the 8th-in the morning by the
chaplain and in the evening by Rev.
John A. Rice, a graduate of the class
of 18S5 and now pastor cf the First
Methodist church of Montgomery. Ala.
While Tuesday, the 10th. will be the
great day, the program for Monday
will render that day of no less interest
and significance. The exercises will
open on Monday with brief addresses
cf welcome by President Sloan, Gover
nor Heyward and Mayor Gibbes, with
responses by in/ited guests represent
ing other educational institutions. On
behalf of thc colleges within the State,
Dr. Han-ison Randolph will make tae
May Close Seminary.
Columbia, Special.-The definite and
final announcement. that the Atlanta
plan to remove the Columbia Semi
sity and combine them at Atlanta baa
failed is followed by strong talk
among South.-. Carolina Presbyterians
of closing Columbia Seminary for a
period of three or four years, begin
ning with,the close of the session next
spring, inf order to let the endowment,
which amounts to $15,000 a year in
crease in order to provide for another
chair, and in the hope that the bad
odors incident to controversies which
have been hampering the institution
will pass off completely enough to give
the re-organized institution a good
chance with the new faculty.
The new proposition which President
Walton's committee makes for the
Georgia Synod for a conference in At
lanta on the 24th of next January of
representatives which the committee
proceeds to name in its resolutions, of
the Synods of Virginia, North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Florida, Ala
bama, Tennossess, Kentucky, Missouri,
Arkansas, Mississippi. Louisiana and
Texas, is therefore of special interest
throughout this State. It was not al
together unexpected. The Columbia
Seminary faculty and those associated
with them in their.trials in Synod will
look with favor upon any reasonable
proposition to make this institution aa
integral part of a great seminary to
be located at Atlanta and be the
crowning complement of all of the the
ological schools located in the States
Where Are They At?
The county board of control of
Cherokee, through N. H. Littlejohn,
chairman, has written to Governor
Heyward to knew, what will become of
the board after December 1st. AL the
time the board will have disposed of
all property on hand and the board will
have nothing else to do.
Governor Heyward has referred the
matter to the attorney general and to
the directors of the-State penitentiary.
A Killing in Hampton.
Gov. Heyward last week received
from CoMmer R. M. Daley an official
account of the killing of Will Graham
by Jake Patterson. About five weeks
ago the two negroes, in company with
others, were driving in a cotton wag
Tho witnesses testified at the in
quest that they had heard no quar
reling, and the first they knew of the
homicidal purposes of Patterson was
when they heard the report of the
pistol. Graham was shot in the back,
the ball striking thc spinal chord and
causing death after five weeks. The
witnesses say that there was no cause
Czar Honors Alexeiff.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-A letter
from Emperor Nicholas to Admiral
Alexieff is officially published, saying
that in relieving Alexieff at his own
request from commanding the army
and navy in the far East the Emperor
wishes to thank him for the skill and
courage with which he discharged his
arduous duties and as a testimonial for
bis services creates him a cavalier,
third rank, of the Imperial Order of St.
Witnesses Fail to Appear.
Macon, Ga., Special.-A special says
that the case against the citizens at'
Baxter, who were to be tried this week
at McClenny, Fla., for killing Deputy
Sheriff Thrift some time ago, was con
tinued, as there were no witnesses pres
ent. W. M. Duncan, father of Jack Dun
can, who was "killed on the train, did
not attempt to attend the court:. After
the acquittal of the Alt mans at Folk
ston, he lost interest tn the case and
desired to have nothing more to do
with lt, Judge Walls Issued attach-j
wents against the missing, witnesses ?
A DURHAM TRAGE!!
Business Difficulties Lead Up to i;
Fatal Shooting Affray
V. fi. MURRAY KILLS HIS UNCLES
Victim's Own Pistol Turned Against]
Him After He Had Shot Slayer'?'
Son-The Homicide the Outcome of'
a Long and Bitter Business Rivalry
-Both W. R. Murray, the Slayer^
And the Deceased Arc Prominently;
Connected-Coroner to Hold an ln?J
quest Thfs Morning-The Slayer itij
Durham, N. C., Special-In a street-j
duel Friday morning about 10 o'clock,1?
J. S. Murray, a prominent citizen^
was killed by his nephew, W. R.' M?r-?;
ray. The homicide occurred on Main-;
stieet, in front of the place of huski
ness of the deceased, and the killing^
was done with a pistol belonging uK
thc deceased. After he had fired;
three shots at his slayer, it was then?
taken from him and the fatal shot
fired. Ho lived but a few moments'
after the last shot..
Friday night W. R. Murray; the'
slayer of che deceased, who is himself
a prominent business man, and identi-;
fled with both the Elk and Masonic
lodges, was in charge of the police;
Thc tragedy is one that has shocked*
the entire community.' Nothing has!
so stirred Durham in recent years..
It came as the result of an ill feeling;
of several years' standing. Both n\en|
were engaged in the music business;,
or.d this engendered the bad blood that
led up to a fight several years ago, and(
eventually to this tragedy.
The full facts in the case, so far'
as can be learned, are as follows: Frlv
day morning, J. S. Murray, the de
ceased, went out to deliver a piano.
Ho suspicioned that his nephew and;
business rival had sent a man to:
watch him. A few minutes after his^'
return two employees in the W. R.'^
Murray house, one his son, Earl, pass-/
ed tho store of the deceased. J. S?
Murray came out, stopped them and*,
engaged in conversation, in which he
charged that they had followed him";
in placing an order. While this con
versation was la progress W. ft. Muri;
ray appeared on the scene and pushr.
ing apart those who were in the quar%?
rel made some remark about fight-;
ing .a. person his own size. Thenxthdj
that Joe Murray, the deceased, step!
ped back and drew his gun, firing.:
direcet ai. W. R. Murray. Then the
two men closed in on each other and
a total of four shots were fired. The
last one was fatal to J. S. Murray. He
was lcd back into his store and a mo?
ment later he was dead. The slayer
turned in the street and surrendered
to Dr. N. M. Johnson, who ran up,
turning ovor to him the pistol of the
deceased with which the fatal shot
waa fired. A few moments later he
was taken in charge by Chief of Police
Woodall and has been in his oifice
?ince that. time.
In the duel J. S. Murray was killed,
Earl Murray was shot .'.n the arm and
W. R. Murray has a broken finger.
It is thought that the first two shots
were the ones that wounded Earl Mur
ray, son of thc slayer. One of these
shots past through his left wrist and
the other 3truck the left hip and
glanced. H<? is not in a serious condi
tion. Thc prisoner has a broken fin
ger on the left hand. He contends
that this was broken in trying to get
the pistol from the hands of the man
who was trying to kill him. The fa
tal bullet struck the left breast,
ranged upward, severing tho artery
from which he bled to death.
Farmer Kills His Son.
Kncxvile, Tenn., Special-.-In a dis
pute over some farm work, Payne
Hickman, a farmer residing in this
county, killod his son, Walter, aged 21,
striking him a blow on the head with a
stick, 'which broke the young man's
neck. The tragedy was witnessed by
other members of the family. The
young man is said to have been ad-,
vancing on his father with a drawn
knife,, wi m the latter struck him in
self-defe; The alleged murderer was
arrested. d brought to jail In this
city. heir. ?able to furnish bond for
Cart--?-: st Dying in Georgia.
Macon. Ga., Special.-A special from
Cave Springs, Ga., says that Charles
Neeland. the New York cartoonist,
who has hc-en there for some time
in search of health, is slowly sinking,
and tho attending physicians have
abandoned all hope. His wife and sis
ter arc at his bedside. The cartoon
ist's home is in Akron, Ohio, and
when he has passed away, his remains
v.Ill be shipped there for interment
Russian Loan Concluded.
London, Special.-In London finan
cial circles'it is understood that nego
tiations have practically been conclud
ed for the issue in Berlin and Paris
simultaneously in January of 5 per
cent. Russian treasury bonds to the
value of $260,000,000, for five or seven
years, ihe price taking $100,000,000,
and the same French bankers who
made thc last loan taking $160,000,000.
4 Drowned in St. Ciair River.
Port Huron, Mich., Special.-The
rowboat of William Briggs, ferryman
between this city and Sarnia, Ontario,
overturned in a heavy sea while Briggs
with six passengers, was rowing across
the St. Clair river, and the following
ALFRED GREEN, engineer, St.
JOHN S. CHREENAN, fireman, St.
JOHN DACK, brakeman, St. Thomas
JAMES CONNELL, bar keeper, Sar
^aragrapha of Minor Importance
? Gathered From Many Sources.
Through the South.
j^The Lawson-McGhce library, with
lljj.OOO volumes, was burned at Knox
?The United States Supreme Court
Adjourned for two weeks.
Commissioner of Pensions Eugene
Ware has resigned, to take effect
ih: Republican National Chairman Cor
lifelyou is spending a few days
Sj Archbishop Chapelle presented to
*tnc President a verbal message of
festeem- and good will from Pope
I? Civil service regulations are to be
?extended to a number of tho employes
of the Ishmian Canal Commissiou.
, Negotionations were opened at Vi
enna for a treaty of arbitration be
tween the United States and Austria.
In the North.
Roosevelt's official plurality in Del
aware was 1,354 and Lea's 2,752.
The annual horse show, which
marks the opening of New York's so
cial season, began at Madison Square
[Garden, that city.
Wire communication, which was in
terrupted over a vast area of the coun
try by Sunday's storm, has been only
The Methodist Episcopal mission
ary committc;, in session at Boston,
Irontinuc-d making appropriations for
missions, including ?50,000 for South
Gen. Alfred on Lownefeld, general
Adjutant of Emperor William's mili
[lary staff, and Major Count von
jSchmetlow, imperial adjutant general,
i who are lo represent the Kaiser at
pthe unveiling of thc statue of Freder
ick the Great in Washington, Novem
ber 19, arrived in New York.
Philip Weinseimer, former presi
dent of the Building Trades Alliav.ee,
[was sentenced for extortion to Sing
?Sfbg for 20 montas in New York.
Tile Francois airship failed in a
;jrial at the World's Fair.
.--Another brilliant gathering of social
ie?ders'-attended -the New York ." Horse;?I
?recent party victory.
Prince Fushimi, of Japan, arrived in
Count Cassini declares that Russia
will prosecute the war in the Far
East until she wins.
Signs nf an early resumption of
fighting aloug the Shakhe river, Man
churia, are numerous.
Cardinal Moccnni died in Rome
while a papal consistory was in pro
The Italian cabinet has made fur
ther gains, according to the latest
election returns from that country.
It. is benevolently suggested by the
Czar that the trouble caused by boys
who climb upon the seating accommo
dation of slow-going motor cars in
crowded thoroughfares might be ef
fectively removed by high-tension wire
controlled by the driver.
Hazel Harrison an IS-year-old Amer
ican colored girl-the first negro ar
tist who has ever appeared in Germany
-made a successful debut as a piano
soloist with Hie Philharmonic Orches
tra in Berlin recently. She is a native
of La Porte. Iud.
I. F. Loree, former pre'sident of the j
Rock Island system, proposes to go
abroad. In Russia he will be the guest
of Prince Hilkoff, head of thc railroads
of thc Czar's kingdom.
Two school boys at Lear, near thc
Dutch frontier, put Hendrick B?sch, a
companion, age 1?>, in a barrel half
filled with treacle for cheating at pitch
and-toss. They confesed what they
had done and Hasch was found suf
Manuel Garcia, the singer, is still
living in London and on March 17
noxt ho will be 100 years old. Me is
Hie only singer now living who took
part In the first season of Italian
opera in New York in 1825, singing
the role of "Figaro" ki "Il Barbier,"
on thc evening of November 29.
Thc Rev. J. E. Gilbert, secretary or
the American Society of Religions Ed
ucation, has been invited to attend tho
first international congress of educa
tion, to bo held in Liege, Belgium,
next September. He will present a
paper on thc moral and religious in
struction of children in the family.
I ,A Rio Janeiro dispatch says the re
volt Lhere has been quelled.
The Prussian Diet, it is expected, will
pass bills providing for extensivo
A Third Attempt.
Cincinnati, Special.-A third attempt
to blow up thc plant of the Newport,
Ky.. Brass and Iron Foundry with dy
namite has been made, considerable
damage being done to one of the
buildings. Dynamite was found in a
mold at the Eureka Foundry Tuesday.
Soon afterwards warrants wei o issued
for Edward Rauhausor. a molder's ap
prentice, and for tis father, and for
Christ Is moro lhan an exponent of
truth; He ls an Impulse to truth.
Many Newsy Items Gathered From
Galveston quiet.9 5-16
New Orleans, easy.9 3-16
Mobile, easy- .9
Savannah nominal.9 Vs
New York, steady.9.70
Augusta, quiet.9 3-16
St. Louis, quiet.9V?
Louisville, firm .... ,: .9%
CHARLOTTE COTTON MARKET
These figures represnt prices paid to
Good middling.9 Vs
Another Fire at Orphanage.
Clinton, Special-At 6:00 o'clock
Thursday afternoon the Thornwell
orphanage seminary building caught
fire from a defective flue and was
burned to the ground. Workmen had
just finished testing a new furnace
and the building had been closed for
the day. The fire was discovered ear
ly but as tho town has not yet put in
Its waterworks the efforts to put out
the Hames were of no avail. The fire
soon reached the 85-foot tower and
became a hugo pillar of flame. Ef
forts were then diverted to the pro
tection of the McCormick, a dormi
tory building on the orphanage cam
pus* and the recitation hall of the
Presbyterian college, both of which
were threatened. Both buildings were
adequately protected. The "Thorn
well Seminary for Orphans." which
was the name of the burned building,
was dedicated in 1S83 by Gov. Hugh
S. Thompson, whose death the people
are now lamenting. The building was
in process of construction for 18
months, during which period the la
bor and I other bills were- promptly
met at the end of each week, though
at no time were the funds In hand
sufficient to pay them a week in ad
vance. This was the main education
al structure oi! the institution and con
tained, in addition to a large chapel,
some six class rooms. The loss Is
$8,000 with only S 1.00O of Insurance.
It falls therefore as a heavy blow upon
an institution which only a few days
ago had a similar loss, from which it
lind only partially recovered by dona
tions. Iii the dining hall of the or
phanage help is needed as never be
fore. The flues from which it caught
have been in almost daily use since
1883. The president of the orphan
age has made it a practice to walk
around the grounds each night be
fore the retiring ..hour. The Thorn
well orphanage has many friends. The
Chester, ' Special. - The mutilated
body of Mack Anderson, colored, was
found Wednesday morning not far
from his home, nine miles northwest
ot' Chester. Anderson lived on Mr.
II. ?. Brakefield's place and was about
28 years old. The coroner's investi
gation shqws that he had been taken
from his home Tuesday night some
140 yards and foully murdered and
robbed of $50. A bloody axe and
other evidences prove the murder to
be a very atrocious -one. Anderson
was known to have some money,
which fact he unfortunately commu
nicated to other negroes of the neigh
borhood. Arthur Williams and Jim
Sanders, both colored, were arrested
on suspicion and lodged In jail today.
Corouer Gladden is continuing his in
vestigation, with the aid of a detec
tive, and probably other arrests will
Damage Suit Compromised.
Greenwood, Special.-The damage
suit for $65,000 against the Southern
railway, brought by the family of the
late James L. Andrews, has been com
promised. The road offered to pay
$10,000, and this amount has been
accepted. The death of Mr. Andrews
was unusually sad. He was one of
the best known business men of
Greenwood and at the time of his
death was president of tb-e Durst
Andrews company, a large wholesale
and retail general merchandise con
cern. He was stan'ilne In a car
watching the un loar
and while doing so .
by a shifting engine
was thrown out
ground and sustain
which he died a fei
hospital in Augusta.
Killed at C
Sizemore, colored, u
night from thc effee
the head with a stiel
Bill Grcenleaf, color
between the two lo>
day, the 19th of Nov
tho head walter at I
hotel, had sold "Bili;
scales' livery stable,
on which Bill still
This caused bad fee
James because he kc
money and "dared" 1
to the stable. Jam
knocked him in the
has disappeared. Ja
working, honest, hai
was well thought of,
Significance of ?
Headquarters of th
Before Port Arthur,
possession of the Rih
forts enables thc Jap
sufficient force on it
the eastern ridge of
cute a sweeping mi
the battery positions
the western ridge of '
Three-Meter Hill, wt
have not captured.
Macon, Ga.-The ?
fire in the history
occurred at an early
ing. The amount ol
given, but the three
lng of R. O. Medlo
wooden building of
onc-slory brick bull
T. E. Johnson, the i
of the Medlock-Mcl
were partially insure
Une uarioaa ?teceivea,
and mora com i?g in, which includes the following HO LTD AY GOODS.
Boys wagons, Goat carts. Hobby Horses. Sbco-Flys Velocipede?
and Tricycle. A large an 1 fine assortment worth selliugl
Seven cases of Chase's fine plush aud b D av.) r] roben fmn $1.25 to
$25.00. Remember the Babcock vehicles.
H.H. CO SK ERY <
749 AND 751
The Bese in the world. The
Factory does three quarters
of a million dollars worth of
business a year.
Quality considered they are
tde CHEAPEST ORGANS
made. Over fifty now in
stock. Terms accommodat
ing. Write me before buying
elsewhere. Other magnifi
cent organs in appearance
at Forty-Five Dollars, with
stool and box. Freight .paid
J. A. Holland
NINETY SJX, S.'C.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
- MANUFACTURERS OF
Il I f l
AND DEALER IN
Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Ready Roofing and other Material.
Write Us For Prices.
.Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets^
THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY
The Leading Grocers of Augusta Ga.,
F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
H. rT SCOTT, JR., of Edgeiield County are with-us
and want to see you.
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stook of furniture aud house furnishing*
is complete. A Large stock.