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r o u o withthe
cre-V. They g eed r Obl
y thr-m'. The rce who
- e Ia th- ?ame tzam e
e 'r er di'in a ,:roup, and the
ci he panshwa?s perfect. A
1ibrs: in our very fsces.'
!.dIAE TO TiE ENEMY
-Iis n or known ih1 rje Amri
e c :: rudc3' furiouis ha;'.e -i i
:ro.r End t -w? Th
es Ie Bu.ison said;
- I k'w we dstroyed a Isrze p:r
e 0er near the wharves. burn-i
ed c:- o' L-- i r boats and, I tihi',
o-. o1er torpedo destroy
e-s ve were in avortex cf shot
she'i sand o-5e, and could uot te i
,ccr,,e: b: t wesaw oneof theirl
t.,on iires siking soon aftr 7
: ction began. Then a large
uliogZ rcar the wbarr, Ihiak the P
e teok nr'. :.d many other b
bi'igs were soon burning. Tne C
Sp:r.ish had masked batierics on all
sidec of us, h.zlen in bushes and be r
hird houses. They set a trap for us. e
As soon s3 we got within range of a
:I r bt-teries they would move them. ?
S'hirk heir EusS were fieid pieces. L
: r,ie coats could nort get into the
:o hel us, on raccount of the "
AT TUE UNDFRTAKERS.
i The d- d vere taken to an under
airs. T ev were taken there in a
rough wsein, still covered by thei
Stars ne d Stripes. The rude convey
ance wss foHowed by an immense :r
crc. d, ard all day long the doors o'
he shoo has been sulrounded by a -,
ra 'atherinz. Navalofficers, ma
'ns<:nd sailo' s came there to look
Pon t faces of -beir dead comrades. si
1,2 e of the bodies show fearful
E:.s 'n B-ic-y was literally torn to
pi;-es His bcdy will be emhalmed g
0.!cr Var ves had h:s throat cut open P
Oy a spsrp pi. ce c-f tne shell, which N
I wasprent severed his windpipe as if
blas-E d with a raz-)r,o
FPeman D.:niels had his left shou*
der ripped up and the right side of his o
head torn open.
The b;dy of Tunnell, the colored d
cook shows no wcunds.
Fireman Meeks was hurt in the o
ENGLAND AND AMERCA.
Sigi'lcant Usezanrs ot a Distii'gated g
Eitish at atteman. te
The Right Hon. Jos. Chamberlain,
Secretary of Stat for the colonies, g]
made an important speech on Dublic
affairs at Birmingham, Eng., Friday p1
Mr. Chamberlain, after deprecatinz f
the cort.nt aszeftions in certain quar .
ters that Lord Salisbury was "discred si
ited" and the goverrament "weak and
vE c;la-irig, "sa;d: a t '
I .f foreign countries believ.- and act
upoci thcse statements, they will find
Fheselves nuch mislaken, and that E
c:;urteous diplomacy and grace'ul con
cess-os a:e not incompatible with & a
netm ma teance of the country's
oant - itnerests."
Tn, ceclaring that he intended to
lain statement of 'acts, un
L ttred by the mysteries and reticen
cics of the diplomacy ofhalfacentury J
go, wilch, without revealing secret
a gtitiosshould be 'uinderstanded A
hwould arc sit te j udgment of the A
vepea i lirgiy as stat of tiae
wsst di omatist in tce world. y
R /erring to the policy of strict iso
latton that Englatud has pursued sin~ce p
the C rmean war, he remarked thait
:his has been "perhedly justifiable," C
but, he addded, "the time has arrived
when Great Britain may be confront- IG
A d y a comnbination of powers, andI
cur tirst duty, therefore, is to draw all p,
parts of the empire into close unity,1
F id cur next to maintain the bonds o:
oer:aunen: u r ity with our kinsman
across the Atlantic." (Loud cheers.) N
I T Cere is a powerful and general
nation," said Mr. Chamberlain, G
- 'spaging our language, bred of our
race, and having interests identical A
wita ours. I would go so far as to
say t.t terrible as war may be, even fia
war iLstif would be cheaply purchased
if in a great and noble cause the Stars m
and Stripes an d the Union Jack should
vwave together over an Anglo-Saxon c~
alliance." (Prolonged cheers.)
1It is one of the mest satisfactory v~
results of Lord Salisbury's policy that
at the present time these two greatA
nations understood each other better
than they ever have done, since, overL
acentury ago, they were separated by
the blander of a British government. v
CUR DEAD SAIL.ORS.
W:.o They W::re and Where They came
Eas-gn Bagley, who was kilkcd
We e a at (ardenas on the Coaste
of Gu,.a is a native of North Caroli
Sa. His moher, Mrs. W. H. Bagley, s
elc at 125 Souh street, Ruieign, H
N. C. His 'uI anisWorth Bagley
and h- was app 'inted to the navy A
acmyin etember, 1891, from tzie
our'h aistrct of North Carolina. He G
-r~duat d Jue 30;.h last year, and
a appoimed a-n ensign on thbe day
roi? wn. Tr-e dtad ensign was about
5y ars of age, and made a great rec-IG
rua a cotnail player while at An
capol s, being its star player during
tv o or tnr'e seasocs.I
Jo .n Verims, oiler, was a native ~
cit zen of the Unmted States He hadG
"een in t e rar-y about three years1
John DaiLs, fireman, ficst class,j
wa bern in K lkenny, Ireland, but
.vas '*aajizeO asi ned betn in the
nai.1 ser v ice aocut nye y ears.
eorge B. Cek iiieman, tirsclass,
s b.r iS (Gl de, 0. and his fater,A
Joh a 2, atc z resdes in that city.
*2e decess ' d a total naval servcA
I tiv and on hlSf 3e rs.
E ja B.r Tuanell, c~,kk, had been
tis nus:.mtnt bearing date of Marca
.1, 180S He was oorn in Accomac
.caztr, Virginia, and his rnest ot kin y
a : i f*her Jonn Tunlro a
rednto attsville. Accomac coun ba
tv V.Tunnell was the only cal
F r d man in the htet of dead and A
I Odars 1-tkemf to Obey Dewe~y. sl
'le F 'tppin reb-I chief, Gen.
a *u Io, L', issued a prcclamation P?
ent a Mauila to o0ey
C mmaocore Dewey ano A
-.itae outlying di-i
s are .:L naars are revengir g
m ou me aret and loni1 2
A ? HJ1U7 r N
F.VE OrCU B VE i EN K. ED
A N " F iVi WOUKD
Fir:t Us'er u by ();r Navy !i
Ile wa- w't' i ea'n- -Th V'.:: O.w D)!r
ab!ed by a It hh -z- d P e
When the UUi: Sta -osr
Hudson came up t- i e .
dock at Key W. s Taursdsv mnornzi
the bcdies of fie cead mren w-re vin
n her afte- dck Thy re e 7e
mains of Easia WV. Bi'cy and
members of the C-ew o: e r rEdL
beat Wnslow, wh) rf r? id a n
engagement in Ca!d"-as Wed
iesday afternoon. The udes w r
covered bv the Srsrs ad :ris. I
the cabin of the Hudson wps Capti:
John B. Bernsdcuo the WissLowho
is irnjured in the left leg, and several
others of the Winslow's crew wro ar
The dead are ensign Wcrth Bagley ;
John Ververe. ciler; Josiah Tur it.
cabin cook; J. V. Meek, fireman, and
J Daniel, fireman.
The wounded are: R. E Cox, 'uni
rer's mate. D. McKeon, q,-rte rnAs
ter: J. H. Patters->,r. fircman: F Grsv
and Lieut. J. B. Bernadcu. Al! are
slightly wounded, Except Pat erro:.,
whose cordition is sirio'us.
The engagerert tork 1ce it s
the harbor cf Cardenas. The.un cet
Wilmington, the torpedt beat Wi::s
low and the gunboat Eudson wEre t.!e
only vessels ergaged. They entere d
the harbor for tae urpose of at'ack
ing some Spanish gunocats which
were known to be there These .t
ter, however, were rot dic-vered hy
the American force unwil the Spaniarcs
cpened fire. The land bavtri-s or
Cardenas supported the fire of th
Spanish gunboats. The engzgem(nt
commenced at 2:05 p. m. and inted
fcr about an hour.
The battle, while it lasted was t.
rific. The Wilmington and the Hud
son were ahead and opered fire on the
Spanish boats, which were lying at
the dccks. Thr fire was at a range o'
3,500 yards. A few minutes later, the
Winslow came up and opened fire. In
an instant the entire attention of the
Spanish gunboats and land batteries
was directed upon her. From all
sides shot and shell seemed to pour
in upon the little tcrpedo boat. The
Wilmington and the Hudson sti:l
kept up their fire, but they culd not
turn aside the terrible storm of fire
and death pouring in upc n the torpedo
boat. The crew of the Winslow, how
ever, never faltered for a second.
A ENc CK OUT BLOW.
At 2:35 p. m. a solid shot crashed
into the hull of the Winslow and
knocked out her boiler. In an ins an
she began to roll and drift helplessly.
Then there was a moment of aw. u
suspense. A fiercecheer cf itr:umph
went up from the Spaniards on te
guntoatsatd in the batteries, and
again a storm of fire was openc d pon
the helpless boat. The gunbcat HuI
son, which was 13ig ne- by,
started to the assistance of the Wins
low. She ran alongside the torg,-o
boat and tried to throw a line to the
Up to this time, with the exception
oftth me shot wh'ch disabled the
Winslow, the firing of the Spanish
gunbeats had been wild, but. as the
Winslow lay rolling in the water, the
range grew closer and shells began to
explode all about her. It was difficult
for the Hudson to get near eaoug h to
throw a line to the Winslow's crew,
so terrible was the fire all about her.
Finally, after trying for about twenty
minutes, the Hudson approached near
enough to thro:v a line. Ensign By z
ley and six rmen' were standing in a
group on the deck of the Winslow.
"Heave her! Heave hr ' shouted
Bagley, as he looked toward taoe c mi
mander of the Hudson and called for
Don't miss it!'' shcuted an officer
from the Hudson, an-i w ith a smil~e
Bagley called back:
"Let her come. Its getting too hot
here f r comfort."
A DEATH DEALING SHOT
The line was thro wn, ant, at the
same instant a shell burst in the very
midst of the group of men on board
the Winslow. Bagley was instantly
killed and a few others dropped about
him. Half a dozen more fell groan
ing on the blced stained deck. Cne
of the dead men pitched headlong over
the side of the boat, but hisfite caught
in the ironiand he was bauled back
Bagley lay stretcht d on the deck,
with his face completely torn away
and the upper part of his bcy shat
tered. It was a terrible moment. The
torpedo boat, disarocd ard helpless,
rolled and swayed under the fury of
the fire fxii the Spanish gun boats
When the shell burst in the group on
board the Winslow another nild
shout of triumph went up fia h
Spanish boa:s and batterias, an.d aga:i
a heavy fire was op ned o-. the torce
Finally, the Hudseon succeedni in
getting aline on board ibe Wmnslow
and was towing her cut. of the der~dly
range when the line parte d, and az is
botn boats were at the r..;rcy~ octh
Spanish fire. At 3.50 p. us. the hund
son managed to get another line o..
the deck of the Winshaw, but there
were only three Iren heti there at that
time to make it L ast.
The line was finally teccured nd te
Winslow was towed up to Pedres Is
land, where she vas arc: ored, w:'.a
her dead and wounded on her decksr.
There some men from the Hudsen
went on board the Winslow anc t ck
the most seriously woundedO
Three who were takren on boa~rd ti-'
gunboat Mathias dad there sus.
THE CO3DIAN~.R S STORYX
Commander Brxnaoou of the Wis
low was wcunded in the aefi It, D-.
Lieut. Bernadcu, wi.h the su:rgeon
bendirg over him, told the story 0
the battle to the represent~ative of h
Associated Press as calmiy asift
rng of the weathe r. lie tta ' W
went under orders from th~e cc..I 1
der of thie Wilmington. Oar oa: is
badly damaged, but she wil a
brought here for repairs, and I * a
she will be ready for s r . ice s: a
Continuing, the litu ean e. -9
"The Winsion was r ne
edand had ive o ri e d
I don't knov how -n
were crder~d to anc-'- e
gunbcats at Cardn. - d
in under a full a:.d a'u e _u
upon as soon as we w ere ara iye
The Spanish boats were tied up at e
.dek and ha a fair rngeon ns. The
. l uT C i NA 0. S
W..O HW .' O'..NTEEED3
Se A bt e1r;;ie ert e -s W hr' N w F..rn:V
c -rr. y A. . F ri ut'i Oxroiua
'-gf ne-r". I u di 'C t": ? ? - (m--C p ar
s urdv vou-z von lne s cnary3'V
easr mu-.ive inc. sevc 'on wu- e,
Iblish me nius:r reil of te r
errr company; v:hich was to re-uit
,mpals m Ie in usercd io then y
xt week we iAl publish the mus.-r
1l of the third conoanv and so on
Ich week until the mu-ter rIs o
I the S;utb Crolina companis asre
blis;d. e i the rn istr c
~e Abobeville \oluutters. wh c
c-dr1h vril. be kno n by that
amLe no more, t:e desicgn2-n n o
ing Cempary A, Fist r S.
Charles A. Mlr, Capt. i .. nur
e(, pharmnct Tow'vle.
Frank W. G 'enn. F irs! U u.e n ait,
arrid, merchant, Curistmn
J. S. Cochran, See*md L1tv-r an*.
airled, clerk. Abbevi1le
XoN COMMISsION OFFICERS
Thomas G. Wite. First SergeAtC
nele, cl rk, Abbeville
Rla nd V. C natha'n Se-o':d S-r t
ant. si r e, teacher, A-,e ila-.
Andrew B Edwards, Sergea:,t. Z in
e. clerk, Aeville.
Viijiam J. Bryson, Sergeant. sin
e, conmission merchant, Cashier's
Willian G. Moses, sCrgeant, sirgle,
Eugene 0. Ingram, se;geant, single,
James A. Allen, ccrpcra, singic.
Frank H. Cothran, corporal, single, L
James H. Ferrin, corpora, single,
R:bert S. McCombs, corpori. sin
e, farmer, Hunter's.
James A. Cald well, corpzral, single, f
acher, Due West.
Aug ustus B. Cochran. c~rporal, sin
.e, mechanic. Abbeville.
Frank W. Greer, Musiciau, si5e,
James C. Hu-hs, Musician, single.
Wilham T. McDonald, Artificer,
n 4le, tinner, Abbeville.
James L. Pepper. wsgonier, marri
l, farmer, Abbeville
Abram T. Adams, single, salc-sman, (
Wyatt Aiken, married, court ste- ::
-,rapher, Abbeville. C
Rbert L. Almonds, single, farm:er,
Alexander Bowie, single, clerk, Ab i
Henry L. Brcoks, single, machinist,
RbbertE. Bruce, single, shoemaie-,b
James P. Bw'ers, single, vsaver.
J.:ms .Sl Elrwn. sige nuesCinid, 1
Williama Bassey, single, farmsr,
Charles C. Caider, s'.ngle. clerk, I
Charles T. Carr, sing lo, ckrk,
George W. Chaney, single, wearer. I.
Jal2n R~ Cochra!n, si g:e, frnmer,
Wiiliamn T. Colie, sngle, farmer,
JohnwcA. Dicsosingle, dtntist,
Howard L. Dickson, single, railroad
Arch B. Ellis, singe, railrc'ad nire
Alexander G. Faulkner, single.
erk, Pittsford, N. Y.
Asher T. Ford, single, baker, Abbe
George C. Gambrell, single, printer
Charles S. Gilbert, singie, farmer,
Alber t Henry, single, clerk, Abbe
Patrick RI. Henry, single, farmer,j
Luther R. Hester, sing>l, farmer,
Manstield E. Hollings t'orth, marri
,magistrate. Due W'est.
Thomas F. Hollingawort~h, single,
dent, Due West.
Fran, C. Hodger, single. clerk,
R.>bert M. Jones, single, student,
John F., Jahrns~n, single, cier~r
Willia Hi. Kerr, Jr., single, ci r.e,
Capers R. Jxohn, single farmer,
Tuomas W. Lanham, sia e. am
Afred Lyon, sigie, farmerk Abe
Fran. T. McGaee, single, studv~ent.
John J Mar tiin, single, stud:ent. D..e
John t3. Miller, sirzgle, fa rmer,
Samuel Mt Me'vey,sia-,sv
J na M~.McKellar, Sing ",frmr
Eagu.e H. M2'lillari, sini ie farmt'
Joseph L Morrow,. si i
Luther' H. Nizhols.. sinagle,' c''r
James M. Payne, tie'. c'
D) vud P. P ey, sigle,c e. ,
James M. Pa~uds, siet.e, depm::
, Honea Path.
James L. Geo-.t, singl:. far mar, La2~
\ernon C. Se ivrigi, sji'l. me
an ca Donaluk.
-i s. . zt r -
r "~ r
I. pr .
*ari-:n J. Wiey x: ci C ,
re -n dra, G a.
Wi ia Lr Wilier, s zinc, :z ,
,oard 3Lihe gun' oat LwaEmt from!
h.a: a c's erair.wt d:i
ALDn' VL W.ON'EJr 1ALK.
i tsL w th. is c'uiao:. o. c3 atribe
by3 ~et ts AmcalXid . n
o-e on Times, wutoaive rere on
ard the t B:iihu::soa Lan nro
ilu - j, who-, r(CeO. L izirnag 11h:2 supe- '
r -r wof :e Amri.cn oq adn, ad
: t.:av th :, his cif 0c. was tO
ek 'r- eeinn o! the ifo, sI
al the e [;as on d r fr ada ad
ad met o en kill' dd. Oe the
mvCe cf his tlag sieutenat, h e trans
.red his flag to he Isla d-e C aba.
rtwo sa a hal&' h ou-rs ig-tIg L,
eae a aigl ts o sLe as.;a a-, w
nhr. i Tm cdorve Dever ead
r sn ra .:fhtn e .s:e a tn
> deStro th Le b.urning ,,Lips -a"I.ir-A
q.otej> rc p*i.d: 'ihe shias ra
ca mercy ;d.) as -Vou h1ke'Th
erc rs wou-lasiven reu:neid to
o A ranish quadro)n was compitsy
"Ine captain of: the oSto, wh
aid tho fig of tract sa!d: -Y a
embatted us -vith four ve~ry bad ship'.s
Lot warships. We hav- Lever seen
efore braver fighting under such n
g-.;al conditiors. I: is a great pity
ouu exposed your lives on vts-.elS L;o
"Commcd.-re De-vey sEnt <t mese
> Admiral Montej> as foicws:
aye-p!easure .n ciasymig your, aa;a
Ld erlering my cozrgra-A..uois On
2c gallant manner in. mc.yu
--Admiral Monttj3 attributes iase re
poLzsibiiity of his defeat to ite gov
rament in Madrid. He had only ob
olete vessels, though he had rcquiti
oned the government 'or ships. He
ad no torpedoes, except some whic,
L hiaLt elf constructed o-ut of inatCect
re materia!. His originai intentian
as 1o remain at Sabic and cier tia
e; but he returned to avi:e. becIzse
- Sa bic forts were inadtauaat.
--Dar.Lg the ben=baran2t of t.e
~arite arzeia!, Catamodore Dvee~
uspended tire, at tLe rtqiesi. tIIe
pario, io allow the wcme-n and
.ai1uren to be nemovedi to a piace of
"I 'iCne .i tho sciid b-ibard
lent. The American vessels vtre ed
irably handled. Lhe re bels loot:.d
.i.te iLmediately, tae Sparciirus
ficg to Mantia, sid encaLaters wIL
Ie ieocla were frequent in ne uo
ros. Woea I lacded, cr. May 2,
ftanrd the city pan:c strickea, and
1k sh23s remaed closed fortat
--Finding that an armistice had be en
greed upon, meny civilians reiur.:td.
__ run on the Spanisa bans was
t eked by the Hoang Kong anid ch..i
:r'~d oauxK cpeniug to nego-.iae Syn
"ahe positioa of the British section
f the community was precarious, o N
zg to the atteredi polition of t5eir
LOLIe5. Fotid wvas scarce and at !ane
pn ~rces; tae soldiers had. remnaedI
Lp.it to: aevera! wedks, ana iouns
"On. F'riday be fre the ooanbard ment
e steamner tiaif ob Martabain left Lr
agapore ann Lonzdon, with Spanish
id EigIlL women and chitdren 0os
ard ; iaat many E aglish ia:Liiies sti
sniia ashoze. .Lhe Spauiards ara not
xeted to capitulate. Comzzcdore
e svey has Manila at his mercy ; out it
routu be uselees to bombard the city
yatou'. a sailicient force to hod it."
WMiA OUR BOYS WEAR.
tothmgi for the Army Boyr- Or what dis
W~ardrube win consis:.
The clothing for a soie~r in the
r.y ihalt will invade Cuca wii cast
but $25 complete. Fbor tilis expedi
i'nary ioice suits of cool, twit-use
atf wiii oe furnisheo, arti cne of
LCe w~ill Come to $ti. LEcia lan must.
age a cape overcoat, wmca0 cJats M',
cam paign hat at $1, a i orage csp w
5 cents and a pair of shoes at $2 50, a
a.nd smrt at $3.10, andi two sanu o
nserwear at $3.50 each. In addni:tn
ti ese necesairy urtie:, Le wilt ::.Ve
rue b r Dliee, made la''unn
aeion2. wirh a oLJe in Lae n~di .o
ogtr..:men: $1.4U. Hie Wiu U) :i
es tn oaiy one blank:1 la? lc
i the cuasioa.ary two, tecause see ena
ry uie artIile sIi ns .Ma L e
amin pa1ying $3 63 fr A. Tan war L -j
Jdnmelnt aus austri~s~d for iUO tuJ
mA n's repo~rtedi th~at wa' --.min_
',re Dewey Ilaed a; Uun' t'
evine no Li af, iu a zr.e.:ioD pa
oned niinI no'. to rna::sac~ msi
O wzatued, wLich naitural.y at
1t do Snaid-:, lisa ...sr' ae
-o. cx. ..aed te Aa~n:e..u :o m
. . Cu.y ad reil tac.n t L ik r
i tmo aaro -v ciian i *h.e
rid e aune, thiey expj au .- w
a'y ai 'a An iveea -'n up I
cyre ac Clraret u:D .
alors a :rnr.caa lire
A iltreyC i ti d
a wa: a~rent~y c.,:
a uttroyer. L is ?e.-r:: ' a. a :
.n 3J0u ed f hie hi va naricsh'z1
DC Ra NG3W4
L D R M I ER.
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n.1a L" - 'j. ruV.
ae w tr u.es
i o- er tmat city
G I-' tte trag
2, C*- , W~gan and con-~
)A~'ci(: ~reSate by pre-~
or r.-q-icss to caargeI
c: 2 g a u r o; raahoritles
L.42f -~tP IL .fif we
!ej. na a- sp~ecaor0 min -~
d! r~? : ; L U e read a -u-I
.c an.. I tal t 1.
q,; !s iso , re wihc. :e wdi~
a r 01 by Mr. N.and
Li L,, u e ta a w01 zx hOi
'."or ile r~ ad(J,. 0. Lj
A ~ '~~ ecee toolk place!
J~ Cfcs of Col. ZiChumper.,s ar.
w1tt v h i a dtfciidant arose
~ n ";s eit ta'. '(:iocuncud the spaea
:a -:Lr aid e up:tdl to th.. coarL
i~ve L.M al . txL H e w as So
At Lca-If ras. x a; ak T1uesday
DOAn &h araunie.L.t e -I.d aid tac,
Ll.g- Cthargcd Lte jirl, ,._-diiig them
:u', 1 ~) o 'id. Nl Lla~ mr
.2S c 1ed IOu tnemr uail a : mia
L . t .fore 1 'c6iact Wedne~dly.
tcnii 2y r. Ppd ou tae dor aad au-j
Iourcu '~t '-ACY Lad a,,reed on a
e ~ .a a t~w minutes Ja~dge I
h,1 tht, dcttradant i tnie aitur-I
i e s w e re :1 r DpIa c ts anr.d t Ie jury
Ee. i *j 17"tre wus a treathle~s still-i
cis as ,,a e tr'1 toix:i tu~e indictmeat I
nd rcca orttWitah recamaaendaI
10:1 to) mjlrv TcVtrdie, WAS gen-_
T a. e Cf ud a 1.se_ a l d a hule ner
o, i id n~1:g his ccu~se1
.L14 a Wv.ng no,.c. Cf a niotion
r ~ ~' rif. L ao miues tile
.r. roaa ""'s cicuredj, ,And by 20
j u 2 oc;ok D_,puty Buyct
3 !1 0ihy'~ the jd i~i
L, ma! dr, -k; rr. Dca-c, Dr. Biviugs
..........ua VC~c S fli
-1L':ZLJ 7 a ca'A I reogonU Oey are
en '.LIS Le wou:d nsve
A~ ~iifSi m trli*e
..ur ho was! in tne
ie to ao so in o.der to be at reSt so
ar as de troubles of this world
r~cerned. Tiis act of mine is r-o
luirk conclusion that I have arrived
it cut I know thit taking the life of
Ior Tom Trimmier was not niu-der.
[ had fully decided to do what I am
low about to do should my enemies
:ucceed in accompishing their re
-nze. B-fore I die, I ask MajDr D. I
R, Duncan and 0. L. Schumpert if
ev did not know in their hearts that
[ was not guilty of murder, and b3,
'eving such, could they forget tcat
l nd biading obligation that
h: v 'ti when tney were made a
s :on. Let them answer that
ison and see do t- -v stand cor
Cience clear before G:d. If so, then
say to them 'So mote it b?, amen."
, I hae writttn very hurriedly, I
ad cant tell you all I wcu'd wish to
.J1 you. Get Mr. Ralph Carson to
.ook ~after my affairs for me, or rather
or you. I had him to draw up a will'
>r at least I give aim the abstrazt to
lo so; suppose he ha; done s5 by this
ime. It is not signed, and so is not
ega , but I trust that you will to a
,reat degree carry ii out. Goodbye,
:arest, sweetest wife, and precious
jaby Pauline. And again I pray God
.0 bless you.
Have my body embalmed and put
n a metalic casket. Carry me to the
uid family burying piace. Do not
,ut any tombstone at my grave. My
nemory can live anyway in the heart
)f those who love me, &ad those who
late me can remember me, knowing
hat they had their revenge. Are
he scisfied? Lat my good old
riend, Col. Gantt, have this, so that
ill taose who are curious enough to
xish to know what I have to say as a
>artirg word, read for themselves.
iva me buried witbout a-y cere
nony whatever. Wnen I am laid in
ny casket, let my friends look on,
hat they may while they livb, re-,
nember those who caused me to lay
inder their gaze cold in death. L-b
.hose who have helpsd to persecute me
injustly, and those who have so cru -
,1ly judged me come and see if
hey so wmsh, that they may the more
ully realiz! their false s wearing and
alse prestcation and false judgment.
Again, my love, darling wice aad
aby and all my friends, I bid you
ood-night and goodbye, God bless
ou all, and may ne save me in the
or.d to come.
Z IDNEY JOHNSON BrviNGs.
It is no;v 3.05. I have written hur
idly. Col. G. will please correct
nistakes. S. J. B.
Love, it is now 4 o'clock. God bless
Tou my sweet, pure, darling wife.
Prison cell, 3 a. M., May 9, 1898.
Ay 0 vn Darling Mother: Try and not
rieve for this act of mine, for I think
ince those cruel jarors and wicked
ersecutors have branded me with the
ame of murderer, it is best that I
ad my existence and trust myself in
he hands of your God, hoping and
>elieving that he is not so cruel as my
ellowmen. Ma, I kgow you ara a
ood Christian, and as, by nature,
Fou can't remain here on earth many
nore years, I feel that with God's
.OVe, and sweet, darling Bessie to look
siter you for your few earthly com
orts, you will be well taken care of.
Atmner, may God bless you in this
our trying hour; and in your fbet
.ig ana fe years I could not stand
he thougat to live branded a murder
.r and drag out an awf ul existence in
3rison cell or wear the garo of a crim
nal, for befoxe God I am not one.
For my dear, beloved mother, I ask
3-od to witness what I say, and I say
hat I nave not one tming against
xor Tom Trimmier, I have toll the
ruta, so help me God, in all that 1
ave told relative to taking his life.
rusing God to save my soul in a oet
er vorld Ltaan tnis, I will for the last
.ie Ad you goodoy and good iiight.
Ecur lovmng son, SIDNEY.
Basss, daring, tage good care or Ma,
.n the few days while here on earth.
ood bye, s weet, darling Bess. I send
a paruing loye to little Bess, Jennie,
B~en and Dean. Traiy, your loving
Dr:. Bivings was about 4) yeairs old,
mad has been well and favorably
nown. He practiced dentistry here
a number of years, but gave uiup
ibout a year ago on accoaunt of iin
2ea ith. For several years ne has been
sown as a "moderate'' driaker, and
s thought by many to have thus
roughtL tf e trouole upon nimself,
ibo.i: six years ago ne married Miss
innie Wingo, daughter of Capt. J.
v. Wingo of this county. They have
Jue little daughter about 4 years old.
Ene tragedy has cast a gloom over tne
1 M-E AeJEiC TIONS.
E~r Such an E zay Matte: .to Ge; in tihe
T..efolio wing statement of the num
xr of men examined, wita ac:::pt
tces and rejections, is taken from
he otlicial examination slips that had
>een fied with Capt. Fuller, who has
pee mustering in the South Carolina
roops at Columbia. Tae figures, ho w
:vr cover a very few straggling re
:ruits t were hurriedly examined
and reported at odd times in order to
nake up the full quota of the com
ibville Volunteers... 9
Sewberry Gards........l 51
inderson Rliides..... ...33
.taw i la tide ...........G3
lee s..iht infantry....6 .31
tier G uards ...........,1 43
n~ater Light I lantry..0:
:iaxvy .lattery..........0 0
unI~t( le i:les........4 Al
:ciand \~ounte...... 3
vrnors Guards......,4 :I
1 :ma2~i GuLards........51s
fas c.>ve; s th e eamiai'on;s for all
he co npanies of the quo'a and indi
.as tme perc.ntage 01 r~e ctions re
re leaving Hong K~ng fo: Manila
aily app..ar before Consul .Wildman
ere ana ask to be allowed to take
L.'e otn' of allegiance to the United
~t'es ine powerful Cortes family
nie on having their prayer
I r taz-nsnip telegraphed to Presi
irn Mci~knley, and offered their
>as in MAmia for the a-:coin
na i?n of Am--rican officers.
To Jui Sinsapsen.
Fv ev ssels of the F~ying Sq u d roa,
u u' Hlaaip'on i~ads Fruidav af .er
ao and4 a ter passing tbe Virginia
.pes tookc a suaerly course, going,
:s sarid, tom augment AdmiraL S3Imp
The Farme- W ne FoNows Tb2. A wvlce %V
All the tcs'imony that comes to us
:orroborative of our advice to farmers
to plant food crops this year and re
:iace the cotton acreage. Supplies of
;zrain everywhere are shorter than
lsual, and a ten and a half million
baies crop of cotton dce: not hold out
special inducements for another big
:rop this year. Tne weekly letter
from a well know Chicago brolerage
dran declares that the visiblesupply of
of wheat, cor, oatsand lard is small
r tlan it ihas b.e for a long time.
and that the outlook is for better
ra i-,s in all provision crops. Thi; let
.er is addressed to speculators and ad
vises the purchase of grain futures
because of their belief in higher prices.
This is a marter the farmers are inter
:sted in as well as the s;:eculators, aid
f the outlook is for sb art supplies of
fcoi stuffs and higher prices, then it
behouves our farnirs to plant food
:rops both to save having to buy them
at high prices with low priced cotton,
and ao lor the purpoze of having
some t. sail at remunerative pr'cas.
If this war shall be prolonged it will
.mbarrass the food market less tb an
m.ny otier. P:ople must eat, and the
farmer who full barns and smoke
acuse is in the best possible fix; whe:h
er the market is good or baA. If the
market is bad he has his living at
ome and is in no danger of waat; it
t is good and pniccs f or :ooLtiff are
bigh, he is not only saved haviag to
bDy at high prices, ba can sell and
make money. The wise farmer will
raise corn, wheat, oats, hogs, potatoes,
ay-in snort al tne provisioas he
,an for man and beast.
A Dsatardly Attemp: or splea to Fahloa
Oir S AdiLre.
A second dastardly amnpt to p~i
;on the infantry regulars at Camp
Aobile, in Alabama, has been made.
Several days ago some soldiers found
n the creek wnich ra,.s alongside the
grounds, a sack filled with absorbent
:Uon, which had been saturated with
rsenic and tied down beneath a rock
which juts out in the streom at a point
jast above the place where the soldiers
get their drinking water. By accident,
% trooper discovered the deadly trip,
removed tae sack and upon the can
tents being revealed, reported his find
to the commanding officer. Strict or
iers were given not to mention the in
:ident, and so the matter was hushed
ap. Since that day, however, tae
3eek has been closely watch, and
vigilance was rewarded when Corporal
Jonn Sullivan of Company A, Nin
Leenth infantry, found a p~ison bag
oaded with arsenic and anchore1
:lwn just as in the first instance. Tae
orrespondent, by chance, overheard
;io soldiers talking of tne plo: to
poison them, and instituted an iaves
igation. Tne officer preferred not to
lszuts the matter, bit among the
pri7aL'!s feeling is running higa and
;uey do not fau to express themselves.
Spanisa spies are knaona to be lurking
Lu the neighborAoid where a number
:, Sjaniards reside. Taey are au
ander stricL scrutiny and sensational
:isclosures are looksd for. No one
ioubts that agents of Spain are re
THE PHiLPPINE ISL.AN OS.
a 5lIl:ary Gjarnmeni ta ba Established
Over T he :o.
A d:spatch fromn Wasniagton says
rthe Unaited States will eS tAoLsn a tem
porary government over tne Pnilip
pne Llands. O:ders have been issued
Er M~aj ir General Wesley Merritt,
no w in command of the department 01
tne east, a. Ne w York, to proceed to
Manila witn the least passibole delay
for the purpose of assu-ning the otf1:4
of mimary governor of tne Paiuep
pines. Siiitar orders to proed to
tae Pniiippines were sent to M~ajOr
Genera&l E S. O~is, commanding tae
departmnent of tue 0olorad>, a; Den
ver, wno nas recently been released
from duty as president of the court
martial which tried Captain 0. M.
Carter of the engineer corps. Tae
orders to General Otis direct him to
report to General Merrit for duty un
der his direction in the Pailspptine
Islands. General Otis will be recond
in command and will a':t as military
governor of tae islands in case of tne
asence or disability of Gen. Mern~tt.
Oders were also issued f or tne organ
izaion of an army corps of about 12,
000 men for immediate duty in tne
Failippine Islands. Tnis carps will be
made up of regulars and volunteer
organizations stationed on the P'actin.
east and in the far weetern states.
Prompt action will De ha-d in the mat
ter with a view to naving the troops
make an early start on their long
voyage across the Pacific.
A TLR8E HAaL STORM.
Geiet Hav.:e wroight to Vegetatian in the
A disoatch from Greenville to the
Oium Dia Register says Friday more
tformatio2 was received about the
terrible rain and hailstorm of Wednes
day afternoon, which destroyed so
much property in Pickens and Green
ville Counties. Tne storm covreed
an area three miles long and dye wide.
Friday a prominent farmer from the
iocauty of the storm came to Green
yille and broaght to the Daily News
uiie half a bushel of hailstones,
wnch he put in his wagon about 10
o'clock Friday. He said the fields and
roads were still covered with hail
stones as he passed along. At one
place in t ae road he mesared a drif t
and estimated the depth at three feet.
In the belt waere the ??ail fell he re
ported every green thing des:rcyed
:otton, corn, wheat, oats, rye and
vegetables. ?ne rain stormn was as
serious as the hail. Numbtrs of hogs
and cattle were caugat in tne bottoms,
beaten by lusii and over shelmed by
water and dieJ. No estimate of the
loss can yet be made.
The governnm~nt cotton rep:-rt for
rhe month of afay has re'erence to the
proposed acreage, as co npare.1 wit-i
ne acreage planted in 1897. A re
laced a::reage is reported fromn every
otton gro miag S:,ate, the generai re
u'dl isicatoig a breadtn of 93A as
ampored wita th~e acreage of last
year, or a reduc.ion of ,.6 p-: cent.
Lae percenages in the principal cat.
.on growvmg States are as foliown:
:iahans, t'7; Souta C.arolina anc
issisippi 96; Loaisiana, 91; North
a:-olhna and Georgia, 93; Fiorida,
BOMARD31ENT OF SAN JUAN,
'H = SPANSH FORTS REPLIED FIERCE
LY E U T THEIR FIRING WAS WILD.
A d m al 4 ampaon Did Not Defire to Cap
tu4. te rowr.0 1y t, AdmInut3rPun
IshmcLt. A hich He Did, and The2 Went
in S earch of tie Sp anish Fiest.
The forts o' San Juan de Pirto Rico
were bombarded by part of R3ar Ad
mirai Sampson's fleet this morning.
The enemy's loss is believed to be
heavy. The American Icss is two
men killed and seven injured. After
three hours firing, the admiral with
Irew the fleet, and, heading for Key
Wes'. he said:
"I am satisfi:d with the morning's
work. I could have taken SanJuan;
oUt I hava not force to hold it. I
>aly wanted to adminisier punish
nent. Tais has been done. I was
.ooking for the Spanish fleet, and not
or San Juan."
The killed are: Seaman Frank Wide.
nark of the Naw York.
Gunner's Mate - e the Amphi
Ta3 latter died fron the eff ets of
;he Extreme heat.
O t!he injarei man, thrae wereon
)ard the Iowa and four on the New
Crk. The names of those slightly
injured on tie 1ova are:
Private Marite Merkle.
Ta injured on the Na York are:
Seaman Samael Feltman, seriously.
Seaman Mitchell Murphy.
T wo other enlisted men slightly in
All the above named were injured
by the bursting of a shell on the New
York. This is a complete list of the
killed and vwounded. Tne American
ships were uninjared. The engage.
ment began at 5:15 a. m., and ended
at 8:15 a. m. The enemy's batteries
were not silenced. The town in the
rear of tha fordfications probably suf
The ships taking part in the action
were the Iowa, Iadiana, NAw York,
Ierror, Amphitrite, Montgomery,
Wampatuc and Porter. The enemy's
dring was heavy bat wild, and the
[owa and Naw York were probably
;he only ships hit. They wentright
ap under the big guns in colum:, de
ivering broadsides, and then return
ed. Tas line passed thrice in front of
;he forts, pouring tons of steel on
After the first passage before the
forts the Datroit and the Montgomery
retired, their guns baing too smll to
do much damage. The Porter and
Wampatuck aiso stayed oat of range.
Ene smoke hung over everything
spoiling the aim of the gunners and
naking it impossible to tell where our
The men of the Iowa were injured
by splinters thrown by an eighs inch
shell which came through a boat into
she superstramre and scattered frag
ments in all directions. Tne sho's
:ourse was finally ended on an iron
olate an inch thick. Merkle (urtel)
was struck in the arm and may lose
it. All were hurt by splinters, and a
tire was started in the boat, but was
Morro battery, on the eastward arm
of the harbor, was the principal point
of attack, Rear Admiral Sampson
and Captain Evrans were on the lower
oridge of the Iowa and had a norrow
escape from splinters, which injured
three men. The Iowa was hit eight
dimes, bat the shells made no impres
sion on her armor. The weather was
due, but the heavy swells made ac
curate aim difficalt. T ao broadsides
from the Io wa and Indiana rumbled
in the hills ashore for five minutes af
ter they were delivered. Clouds of
lust sho wed where they struck.
At 3 o'clock in the morning all
nands were called on the Io wa, a few
aaai. toucaes in clearing ship were
made, and at 5 "Ganeral quarters"
soanded. Tue men were eager for tne
.Lae tug Wa-npatuck went ahead
and anchzoraei her small boat to the
west ward suo wing ten fathoms; but
;nhere was not a siga of life from the
ort, which stool ooldly against the
say on the eastern hills hiding the
Tue Detroit steamed for ward to the
eastward, opposite Vallern. The Iowa
aeadied straigat f or the shore. Sud
lenly her helm fle w over, bringing
,ne starboard battery to bear on the
At 5:16 a. mn. the Iowa's forward 12
inca guns thundered out at the sleep.
Lng niils and for fourteen minutes she
poured starboard broadsides on the
::oas.,, Meanwhile the Indiana, the
Ne w York and other ships repeated
the dose, from the rear. The Iowa
turned and came back to the Wampa
tuck's boat and again led the column,
.he forts replying fiercely and concen
trating on tue Detroit, which was
:our, seven hundred yards away, all
t..e batteries on the Eastward arm of
is.' harbor. Tnrice the column passed
?ro.n the entrance of the harbor to the
extre'me E ast ward battery. Utter in
diifirenc e was sho wn for the enemy's
dre. Tne wounded were quickly at
;endrd, the blood was washed away
a ad everything proceeded like target
At 7:45 a. mn. Admiral Sampsoa sig
naled: "Cease firing." "Retire" was
sounded on the Io wa, and she headed
from the shore. Tne Terror was the
Last ship in the line, and, failing to see
.ne signal, banged away alone for
asut hralf an nlour, the concert of
snare guns roaring at her and the
,v.iter flying h:g a aro and her from the
exploded shells. Bit she possessed a
:a.t:.ed life, and reluctantly retired
Six il anIo ce lI s d.
For the las; Ie w dasys Italy has been
.eseat of a great deal of trouble with
elaters. A! Mdlan one thousand per.
sous were arrested, 600) killed and 2,000
wounded. Ia one instance 20) students
.sere killed at. th a main station of the
VGeiaa railway line. Three hundred
:-iogra ses fire to all the railway car
riages; and the military, hurrying up,
mutortunately fired on the firemen
who were trying to dispersea the rioters
with a hose, Many of the firemen
Will Fight for Them.
Special dispatches from Madrid say
t is odficiaily declaredi that the govern
neat of Symi nas no intentien of al
owing Admiral Dewey to rest upon
als aurels. A bout 4,U00 men of the
-eserves of tue Spanish army have
>een ordered to rejoin the colors and
.t is added that a formidable expedition
s beng organized for dispatch to the