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BRUTAL FATHER Whips His Daughter to Death With a Whip. * _ THE BRUTE IN JAIL So Severe Was the Beating Given the Girl by Her Inhnman Father That Her Sknll Was Fractured by It, From the* Effects of Which She Died. A special dispatch from Lamar to the Columbia Record says word reached there on Tuesday afternoon that a young negro woman, daughter of Ellis Woods, who lives on the place of Mrs. Board, near Carters ville, was dead under suspicious cir cumstances. Sheriff Blackwell, of Darlington county, upon being notified appoint ed Trial Justice J. W. Boykin to act as coroner. Judge Boykin went to the scene about 6 o'clock with a crowd of others and a coroner's jury was empaneled. ? Witnesses were examined and it developed that Ellis Woods had beat his daughter, a girl of IS years, un til she died from the treatment. Another daughter of Woods testi fied that he had beaten the dead wo man with a wagon whip. There were cuts and bruises on her face and head and it appears that her skull was fractured. Woods claims that his daughter was complaining of feeling sick and that she fell out of the door and killed herself. The jury rendered a verdict to the effect that the deceased came to her death at the hands of her father. Woods was carried to Lamar and placed in jail for safe keeping. LEAPS TO DEATH, Jumps From Window of Eye and ? Ear Infirmary. t While a nurse was in an adjoining ward at four o'clock Tuesday morn William Powers, thirty-five years old, a patient in the New York. Eye and Ear Infirmary, Second avenue and Thirteenth'street , gnawed the "restraining sheet" that kept him strapped to' his cot and made his way unseen to a window on the Sec ond avenue side. Several patients saw the white robbed figure open the window, climb to the sill and leap out into space. The alarm was given and doctors, nurses and orderlies ran to the street, where they found Powers ly ing dead on the stone area. Powers, who was a laborer, liv ing at No. 1572 Third avenue, New York, was suffering from mattoid trouble. BOMB IN LAUNDRY. Hip Song Tong Charged With the # Deadly Crime. In the war of the Tongs, in which there have been many casualties in New York city, a bomb was explod ed Tuesday night in a Chinese laun dry in East Twenty-second s-treet. A minute before the explosion a ?Chinaman presumed to be the one who placed the bomb, and came out of the laundry and warned a score of children playing in the street away from the scene, telling them that there was soon to be a great explosion. A minute later the laun dry blew up. The Hip Sing Tong of which Sang Lee, the owner of the laundry, is a deadly enemy, was credited by him with the explosion. The laundry was wrecked, but no one was injured. WOMAN SHOT HERSELF. Attempted to Commit Suicide, But Foiled to Do So. The Newberry Observer says Mag g ieWaldrop. a young tolored woman, attempted to commit suicide Mon day morning about six o'clock, at the home of Mattie Miller, wife of Frank Miller, colored. She got hold of a pistol and declared she was go ing to kill herself. The other wo man tried to take the pistol from her, and in the struggle it went off. the ball strikint; Maggie iu the thigh, imbedding itself in or near the bone, where it remains. No reason is as signed for the attempt, except that her mind has been a little daft for a day of two. PITCHED BATTLE AT CHURCH. Abe Moseley Stabs John Allen at White Pond. There was quite an exciting tiue> among the negroes at their church at White Pond in Aiken county on Sunday. Pistol balls dying in every direction, women and children screaming and falling between bench es to shun the balls, all resulted from ;> quarrel between Abe MornVy and John Allen, the former stabbing the latter in the back with his knife, causing a fatal woand. Sheriff Ra bun was soon upon the scene, ar resting negroes for carrying conceal ed weapons, but did not get Moseley, as he ran to a nearby swamp, and Has not been captured yet. TIMES A WEEK. GRAFT GALORE HOW THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ROBBED OF MILLIONS. The \stoundiu,g Revelations Made by Senator Beveridge About the Stealing of the Tobacco Trust. No revelation of the extra session has been more startling than that which Senator Beveridge made about the almost unbelievable graft of tbe, Tobacco trust for eight years, says the Washington Times. That was a case of legislative partnership wit*, a trust in a project to fleece the peo ple. Somebody must have been "fixed," "Greased," "oiled." It is in conceivable that congress will plead guilty to such sublime innocence and incompetence as would be testified by the explanation that nobody in congress saw what was being given to the Tobacco trust. Here is what happened: When the Spanish war^taxes were imposed, the internal revenue duty on tobacco went up. The law was so arranged that tobacco dealers were permitted to sell underweight packages, de ducting enough from the weight to compensate them for the increase in the internal revenue tax. Thus a "tobacco pound' [was considerably less than a 16-ounce pound; but it was legal because of this legisla tion. The tax was thus carried down to the consumer, and nobody partic ularly felt it. But when the war and the need of war taxes passed, what happened? The additional tobacco tax was re pealed, but Jhe trust's privilege of selling pnderwqight /packages was not stopped. The trust was left col lecting the war tax from the people, but pocketing it instead of turning it into the Federal treasury. By this process, in eight years, the trust has got away with $184,000, 000 of the people's money. That money ought either to have been left in the pockets of the tobacco users, or else to have gone to the Federal treasury. In fact, it went to the coffers of the Tobacco trust. It is manifest that to repeal the war tax, but to forget to repeal the shortweight privilege must have been difficult and complicated. Some skilled person or persons must have steered that thing through congress with "con6ummate cleverness. Who did it? Was he an "inside worker" or an "outside man?" If he was an insider, his identity ought to be known, so that he can be duly de feated next election by . a betrayed constituency. If he be merely a smart lobbyist, he should at least be questioned about tl^fe methods by which he Induced committees and leaders and organizations to permit such a tremendous steal. Senator Beveridge has gone about this business in a fashion which indi cates ourpose to stick by it till the whole inwardness of this strange transaction is bared. The present $25,000,000-a-year largess of the To bacco trust should first be taken away, then the process by which con gress was either befooled or corrupt ed should be investigated. It is a wondrous interesting cir cumstance that the trusts which seem most influential with congress are those which most often apperu* in the criminal courts as defendants. The Sugar trust has seldom been out of the criminal courts in the last two decades, on one charge or anoth er or defrauding the government Its reward is the privilege of taking $?60,000,000 in twelve years from the people. Why should such a speciai ;.pivi lege be freely given to a crirvin?! of the most fixed and persistent crim inal habits? The American Tobacco Company is now defendant in a great case brought by?B? government under the anti-trust laws, charging it with con spiracy in restrain of trade. That, it is actually, if not techinally guilty, is the common knowledge. Does it not seem strange that it, too. should be able to have conferred upon it a special delegation of tbe taxing power? Does congress have any particu lar preference for the great crimi nals? Its distribution of its favors seems to suggest something of the kind. Victim of Lightning. William Camp, a farmer, was kill ed by lightning at his home on North Pacelet River. 19 miles from Spar tanburg Tuesday afternoon. Wil liam Simmons and his family of five children in the same section were terribly shocked by a boll that sec fire to their home. Refuses t<> ()pcn Case. The Supreme Court has refused in reopen the case of the State against It. A". Adams, thus finally disposing of one of tbe remarkable criminal records of Colleton county. Adams killed Henry Jacques about live years ago. and after considerable trouble was caught, tried lor murder and tent to the penitentiary for life. Killed by Lightning. Mr. Marion Eugene Brown, 21 years of age, was struck by lightning and instantly killed on his farm, near Mount Holly, on Thursday. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie C. Brown, who, together with a wife and two children, two brothers and five sisters, survico him. WM ORANGEBTJKG, WRECK FOUND Of A British Warship Missing Eight Years in THE PACIFIC OCEAN i _ The Condor, With a Crew of One Hundred and Forty Men, Sailed From Esquimalt and Has Never Been Heard From Since Sailing Until Found a Short Time Ago. The wreck of the British sloop oi war Condor, whose fate and that of the 140 officers and men forming her company have been one of the mysteries of the sea since Decem ber 3, 1901, has been located, sub merged in comparatively shallow wa ter, about one and a half miles off shore at Long Beach, mid-way be tween the southern entrance to Berk eley Sound anff the settlement of Calyoquot, oh the west coast of Van couver Island. The wreckage is about fourteen miles distant from the village of Clayoquot and seeming ly rests upon an uncharted reef, of which there are many in the vicini ty of Long Beach und Wreck Bay. which adjoins it. The news of the discovery of the long missing sloop of war was brought from the coast by Bonney castle Dale, an English naturalist and journalist, who has communi cated his discovery to the British Admiralty. He regards the evidence of identity as incontrovertible, and it is expected that immediate inves tigations will be made by the admi rality upon his report. The principal obstacle in the way of salvage oper ations is believed to be the prevail ing heavy swell-met within this lo cality in the calmest weather. A surface wave beyond the line of the barrier reef that fronts the bay marks the spot where the vessel is supposed to lie. A few weeks ago a spar stamped with the admirality mark, with nitches patched with cop per in naval style, after being vis ible four days, floating attached to the wreck beneath, drifted ashore. Upon the same beach some time ago there drifted a jib boom spar stamp ed "Condor," a life buoy similarly marked and several signal rocket cases marked with the name of the ill-starred vessel, mute testimony of the whereabouts of the long missing sloop. About a mile and a half out from Long Beach the surface ripples over the ship that is supposed to be the sepulchre of one hundred and forty officers and men of His Majesty's navy. At high tide it Is hardly visi ble but at extreme low tide the sea boils about the obstruction. Half a dozen residents of the west coast who have gone out to the spot in smooth water and at low tide declar ed that the hulk of the submerged ship is plainly visible. On the morning of December 3, 4901, the sloop of war Condor, in company with II. AI. S. Warship, left Esquimau, the former never to re turn. The Condor was hound for Honolulu and Tahiti heavily laden with coal for a long cruise and carry ing a large consignment of mails for the British inhabitants in the isolat ed South Sea- Island. In the straits a strong southeast gale prevailed and the war ships parted company, the Warspite con tinuing on her way south and the Condor starting to carry out gun practice at the entrance to the straits prior to making for Honolulu. Whether this gun practice was car ried out has never been ascertained. Outside the straits that fateful night a terrified storm was raging, which compelled every vessel in the region to fight for life, and in this storm the Condor was seen for a brief moment, laboring heavily and Hying signals of distress, by Captain James Boyd, now of the Bank line steamer Aymeric. and then in command of the south bound lumber ship Spring bank. Naturally the name of the strug gling waship was not made out, but there was no doubt of her identity in the minds of Captain Boyd and his officers. They did not go to the supposedly disabled gun boat's assistance. Indeed, they gave her scant thought or attention at the time, as they were having ail they could do to save their own ship and their lives. This was the last seen of the Condor or any of her com pany. The Condor never reached Honolulu and gradually her name passed into history as identified with one more of the tragic mysteries of the sea. Toward the end of that 1).tin her 'a stern sqiff and lifebuoy with the name "11. M. Condor ' on were picked up i"> the neighborhood of Wreck Bay. Theories are numerous as to the fat-' of the vessel and the 1 ?!<> lives sin- carried. The same night was responsible or another mystery of the Nurrh Pacific The collier Mattewan left Nanaimo for San Francisco on De cember L' and never reached her port. Some believe .-he foundered. Some say she crashed into the Con dor and both vessels were sunk. The Condor was ?f similar type to the Algerine and the Shearwater, now at Esquimalt Station. She had I a very low free board, and the the . ory has been advanced that she ship / 8. C THDBS?AY. JW MORE DAYLIGHT THE MOST VALUABLE THING LN THE WHOLE WORLD. Why Not Have Two Honrs More of It When It Does Not Cost You One Cent? If, on May 1st of each year, the standard of time throughout 1 the United States was advanced two hours, so that what is now five o'clock become seven o'clock, etc., and changed hack to our present standard on October 1st, it would add gretaly to the health, comfort and pleasure of all, through the sum mer, without necesrfitating any change as to daily habits, or create any more confusion than if a West era men went to sornje point East, having a time one or two hours fast er than that tc which he was ac customed, but would give two hours additional light for recreation and health-giving, and the use of two of j the coolest and best hours of the j day for labor. Ame-icans. in this manner, would obtain what those in England greately enjoy today, namely, two additional hours of light. This would leave the same number of hours for business and sleep as now, and would give two better hours for the day's work, and two addit ional hours of daylight to the even ing hours, which today are too short to be of much benefit to those liv ing any considerable distance from their place of business, and, as the hours after business are the only portion of the week-day devoted to pleasure and exercise, the lengthen ing of same would be appreciated by all. Nothing i? more conducive to health than outdoor exercise, such as ball, tennis, golf, boating, bath ing, gardening, etc., so why not read just the hours devoted to business, sleep, and pleasure to the benefit of all? Thousands of families would, un der these circumstances, move into the country or suburbs, who are now held back by the fact that the men at the present time could not reach their houies until too late to get much benefit from a move of this kind. As elderly persons and children are given to early rising, the break fast hour will become more regu lar, and many annoyances of today will be avoided, and, during the heated term, it should prove of special benefit to the school child ren. As a rule, nearly every proposed rule, law, or custom works a positive injury or hardship to many who club together and bring about much opposition; it delays and discourages Uhose interested in its passage, but, in this case, as no property is de stroyed or depreciated, no one can be interested in opposing it, and it is one of the few changes that could be made to benefit all citizens of each and every state in exactly the same proportion, and not call for the expenditure of money by the gov ernment. State or people. Railroads would not be compelled to change their time-tables, as all trains would leave in future at the same hour as today. Local travel would be great ly increased, additional money put in circulation by the purchase of such things as are used for pleasure and recreation, and additional value would be given to what already ex ists in the way of parks, play grounds, gardens, resorts, boating and liathing facilities, tennis courts, automobiles, carriages bicycles, etc., etc.. In Kngland. though they enjoy in summer time the benefits to be de rived from a movement of this kind, they are endeavoring to establish a custom to more closely follow the movements of the sun, which would enable them to gain millions of dol lars paid out each year lor artificial light. This change is being opposed, however, by every gas anil electric light company, and their stockhold ers in every village and hamlei throughout the kingdom, so that the proposed movement in America I should not be confused with that I being agitated in Kngland. and should be accomplished at a compar atively early date, from the very fact I that is injures none and would be j of great benefit to millions. To be beneficial and not confusing, is is necessary that the law or cus tom becom ? universal throughout the United States. It has no political significance, so all should lend thejr 'aid i0 the movement. Talk it up. See that your friends thoroughly un derstand it. Remember that mil I lions in Kngland, for centuries, have I been accustomed to exactly these .same hours and its benefits. If you [ do not need these additional hours I for recreation on yourself, aid in obtaining it for those who do. 1 ped a tremendous sea. and before it had time to run through, the scup pers Were struck by another, which 'caused her to founder. Another fa '? vored theory is thai her coal cargo shifted in the gale, and that she I turned turtel. An investigation of the wreck beneath the waves off Long Beach may throw light on the mys terious happening and will doubtless disclose the bodies or many or the ' bluejackets penned beneath decks when the ships? weut to their doom. 3, 190J). PLAIN FACTS About the Tariff bill Told by Senator Smith ON FLOOR OF SENATE _ He Boldly Declares That the Whole Tendency of the Present Legisla tion is to Give the Manufacturer Undue Advantage Over the Pro ducer and the Consumer. Denouncing the pending tariff bill as giving the manufacturer an undue advantage over the American farmer and working man, Senator Smith, of South Carolina, unequivocally ex pressed his faith in a free trade poli cy in an extended steech while the cotton schedule was under consider ation in the Senate on Tuesday. The following write-up of the speech was furnished The News and Courier by its Washington correspondent: "The whole tendency of this leg islation has been to cheapen the raw material and raise the price of the finished" article." said Mr; Smith, thereby giving to the protected manufacturer a double advantage, lessening the price of .what he has to buy and raising the price of what he has to sell. "1 am not pleading for, nor shall I vote for, protection for the raw material. 1 believe a thing is worth what it will bring in the open mark ets of the world. What I shall vote against is the iniquitous and inde fensible system of legislating a profit by artificial methods. I believe that American skill and the wonderful mechanical devices operated by steam, water and electricity, our nearness to the source of supply for the raw material makes it possible for us to compete with the nations of the world." Senator Smith said it was abso lutely idle to talk about the protec tive tariff being a benefit to the cot ton and grain growers of America. In support of his position, Mr. Smith quoted, though not by name, a "lead ing manufacturer of the South," who, he said, had told him that he be lieved it was right and just .that the protective feature of the tariff on cotton goods should be entirely wip ed out. The protection of the Gov ernment, asserted Mr. Smith, giving such a margin of profit, has invited and brought into the cotton manufac turing business "a lot of financial buccaneers and plungers, who, by the marvelous profits that could be fig ured, possibly on paper, put on foot impossible scheme.-, which have re sulted disasterouly to the milling industry of the country " He said that what is true of the cotton in dustry is largely true of every other manufacturing industry. "The monstrous injustice of this hill is made in two particulars," con tinued Mr Smith. "This bill de clares that it. is for the purpose of encouraging American industries and guaranteeing to them a reason able .profit, while on the other hand, in sharp contrast with it in the bill, is incorporated a tax on the very fertilizing element upon which the agricultural laborer Is dependent [or I the enrichment of his soil. This I ammonia, or this nitrogenous ele ment that is so costly and so essential un the production of this crop, must be taxed because of a few coke and I gas companies, who, already protect ed and making their millions, can not be denied the privilege of mak ing other millions out of that which the Government ought to see that the farmer gets at the lowest pos sible price." During the course of his speech Mr. Smith read some interesting figures to bear out his contention that the protective tariff worked a hardship upon the people of the South, who had to pay most severely for the prosperity enjoyed by the manufacturers. The eleven cotton growing States last year produced $71 ti,"52,265 worth of raw cotton, he eajd, and $9?,000,.? worth uf I cotton seed. This cotton they hail ? to put upon the market at a price fixed by Liverpool. That price was ! fixed in Liverpool upon the basis of the cost of labor in Europe and J the price at which I hey sohl i he finished product. "Therefore the whole American 'cotton crop is sold upon the basis ! of free trade." said Senator Smith j "so that, in tip' cotton growing I States, according to the census fig ures of IllOO. there are engaged in agricultural pursuits 4.000,000 peo ! pie, and their average earnings for \ the year are $1.'!.",. "Taking the outcome duties on j articles imported, such as are used . on the farms, there are consumed J about $66..157.000 worth. Taking the consumption of domestic man j ufactured goods, the proportionate j part of the South is $2..SSfi.000.000. The indirect tax paid on this con ! sumption, due to protection, is I $8f>r>.000,000. Now this lor the en tire South, regardless of the work ! engaged in. Dividing this by the ' population of the South, the taxation per capita due to the..- duties paid on domestic am! foreign articles i,: $61 in round numbers. Deducting this $61 from the $1.".:> there is left $72. representing the actual value received by the laborer for his year's work. He ceuld purchase for $71 in Europe, where the priee of the ' raw material is fixed, what he would wtm. TW CAN'T AGREE AND WILL ARBITRATE THEIR DIFFERENCES. The Georgin Railroad .and the White Firemen Will Soon Settle Their Trouble. Unable to agree on terms of a settlement, says a dispatch from At lanta, the officials of the Georgia Railroad and of the Brotherhood of Firemen have Invoked arbitration under the Erdman law. It was near ly 7 o'clock Monday night when Commissioner of Labor Neill and Chairman Knapp, of the Inter-State commerce commission, reluctantly gave up the battle to bring the war ring elements (together. Commissioner Neill notified both parties to the dispute to select an arbitrator within five days. These cwo men will select a third, 'i oe ?rdman Act provides that should the two arbitrators be unable to agree ! upon the third member of the com mission, he will be named by Knapp and Neill. The decision of the arbi trators is made binding upon both parties by law. As expected the disagreement came over the retention of negroes. The firemen first demanded the dis- j missal of all negroes. This was re- ? fused flatly by the railroad. After | considerable labor on the part of] Messrs. Neill and Knapp, the lire men submitted another proposition. They agreed that those negroes now employed or who were employed pri or to April 10, thould be retained on their present footing. Recent promotions of negroes had been can celled before the. men returned to work. They demanded that all white fire men should have seniority over all negroes. That is, if a white fireman was employed today, he would rank ahead of all negroes no matter how long they were in the service, when it came to promotion to .better ruus. In addition, they asked that at no time should the total number of ne groes employed exceed 25 per cent of the white firemen on the compa ny's pay-roll. If at any time the number of negro employees dropped below 25 per cent no more were to be employed. It is said that the Georgia Railroad might have con sented to thi3 were It not for the op position of the terminal company. When it was seen that agreement was impossible the Federal officials gave up the fight and ordered that the dispute go to arbitration. When the men returned to work Saturday afternoon the road agreed that the status of April 1 should be restored. It was upon that date -that the trouble began. The company had then-promoted several negroes to good runs and removed white fire men to make room for them. Al ready the company has restored tne white firemen to the runs they held on April 10. All other disputed points and demands were conceded exfvol the seniority of white men and the limitation as to the number of t?egi oe.- employed. The white firemen claim that ne gro firemen are not held to a strict enforcement of the rule- as are the the whites, ami they intimate that the policy of the road seemed to be to discharge whites at every oppor tunity and replace them with blacks, who get less wages. General Man ager Scott denies this and declares his willingness to agree to a strict enforcement of all rules against the liegroes. Shooting at 1'uion. At Union Tuesday Munroe Ward tired two balls into 11. it. Miller, the balls entering the left side, one near the heart, and the other slightly towards lower, down. The physic ians are unable to say just how se rious the wounds are. but from their location of the balls, little hope of his recovery i* entertained. have to pay (13'J for here. There fore, out of the $300,000.000 pro duced by the coiton growers of the South, practically $ tuo.i'uo.uoo of it goes into the coffers of the protected interests." Mr. Smith said it was not only true that the Southern cotton farmer had to pay about $0 a ton more,to produce his cotton for fertilizer in order to jfive a little additional profit to an already prosperous protected industry, but he must also pay a duty on his bagging and ties in order to build up a bagging industry on American soil, where no raw jute material was produced, and on the other hand to add to the profits on the great Steel Trust. Mr. Smith cited the fad thai the recent election of L. W. Parker, of Greenville, S. C, at Richmond las' week to be the head of the Manufac turers' Association on an anti-pro tective platform fior manufactured I goods. iw.tr I?. II Thompkins for a duty, wa - the best possible evidence that the cotton manufacturers of the country wanted no such dnty on their goods. W-heii Mr. Smith concluded his speech be received the congratula tions of prncticully all of the Demo cratic members of the Senate, who assured him that what be said was not only very interesting, but would be of great benefit to the tariff ques tion generally. Several Republican Senators also came across the cham ber and congratulated Senator Smith, among whom were Beveridge, Nelson and LaFollette, 0 rO CENTS PER COPY DOG BITE KILLS An Old Veteran Dies i f Rabies at Columbia. VICTIM OF MAD DOG After Living Over One Month After Being Bitten by the Fice He Suc cumbed to the Dread Disease anil Dies of Hydrophobia at the Co lumbia Hospital. The death of another victim from the bite of a mad dog must be added to the hundreds that have occurred in the past. The Columbia State saysu ? The tragic death of John T. Mc Grady at the Columbia hospital Tues day as a result of the bite of a dou, afflicted with the rabies brought Bad ness to the comrades of one..of the gallant wearers of the gray who, trusting in his little puppy supposed to be mad. attempted to give treat ment to the animal and was bitten. Mr. McGrady, who lived-in the upper part of Richland county, was bitten by his pet dog on April 2S and the disease did not develop until .May 27, a month later. At that time Mr. McGrady showed all of the symptoms of suffering and but a few days previously he had been treated with the "Koon cure," a madstone remedy, which it was claimed would cure any case of rabies. Sunday night Mr. McGrady at tempted to kill himself by cutting his throat but his relatives inter fered and the unfortunate man was brought to the hospital a few days ago. Dr. W. A. Boyd, who was sum moned realized that the cape was a desperate one and gave him every possible relief but the victim died Tuesday, after several hours of suf fering. Air. McGrady .Is <survived by -a wife and two children. He was a member of Camp Bookter, U. C. V.. ? Q - DOWN OX THE DOGS. Biting of Child in Greenville Cause* Prompt Action. A dispatch from Greenville says the unfortunate accident In which the child of Mr. Galloway was bit ten by a dog supposed to have been affected with hydrophobia will cause the city authorities to take some action immediately, requiring tha?; all persons owning dogs in the city of Greenville either confine them at home or muzzle them securely in or der to prevent a recurrence of this unfortunate " affair iiv Greenville. "While it is a very nice thing to have pei dogs," a citizen said to a repre sentative of The News and Courier, "it must be remembereor that the lire of one child is worth more than ev ery dog in existance, and besides, the terrible anxiety of parents in cases of this kind, the expense entailed in lighting against that dreaded dis ease is of snia1! consideration, and there is no use to take the chance when it can be avoided by a little I forethought on the parr of our city i authorities." .M ILK KILLED BY LIGHTNING. Two Colored Men Driving it Had Narrow Escape. The Columbia Record says a mule I belonging to Wilson Herbert, color I ed. was killed on Sunday afternoon by lightning in the road near Mrs. K. S. Herbert's farm, in Mendenhall township. The mule was being driv en along the road by Wilson Her ! bert's son. John Henry, and Hiram Nelson. There came a blinding Hash and a terrific report, and the mule fell dean. Herbert was rendered un conscious for a good while. Nelson was thrown about ten feet out of tin; buggy. The mule was a valuable one. In the samt; section of the county, only a mile away, a cow be longing to Jake Kinard. colored, was jstruck by lightning and killed in Mr. Boulware's pasture. Lumber Prices Advanced All the lumber mills in Western Canada advanced juices on Saturday fifty cents a thousand on common pine. Tiny were looking forward ! to profitable trade withvhe United I States at the old prices, but as the j I'nited State* Senate turned down I tiie tariff reduction, the Canadian I mills will make up the profit b n - I during the output and increasing the ; price. Kills Man and Mule. A holt of lightning killed Jim li\ rd. a negro plough hand, on the 'plantation of Air. .1. A. Clinkscales, 'south of Anderson, and the fine mule I he. was working. Same Clinkscales. 'tie- young son of .Mr. Clinkscales. who was ploughing two hundred 1 yards away, was knocked down and hadlv stunned, and his mule was also i knocked down by the boil. Buried I nder Gravel. A? a result of a cave-in of a grave.' pit at Olive Branch, Miss., a few dayi ago, five neproes were killed. Tons | of gravel fell on them, crushing i their bodies.