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VOL. XIv. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1899. No. 50
FROMl THE FRONT.
rhe Situation of Affairs in the
A SCENE OF'CESC.ATICN.
Nhat a Newspaper Correspen
. dent Saw While Under a
Flag of Truce in the
The army co;rrespondtrt cIthe -N
ork Journ&: with General McArth.ui
n a rcent Itter says: An hour ago I
eturned frci a parley with one of tht
nsurgent ecmawanders. Sinforoso de h6
Juz. in front of our blist rilng trenchez
and I am wrti-g thli dispatch in a
hell shattered eniurch, where huly im
ges lie shattered ot aI sides and
ilitary telerath iustrument is click
ing on-t.t-L(ide altar.
It is a eeie of appaliun d.,lation
Tired soldier., covered with the dust of
the treuehe' are stretched out aslcel
within the c haiel railig on the step
)f the hiah alzar. A yellow spear (0
mnlight comes though a gap in tb
of made b1 vne of Desvey's shells an(.
ights up the fallet. Lroken figure of
2Irist. in tav.drv crimson and gilt
"lose by sits Colonel Funston of th<
wentieth Kansas Infantry, dictatirng Z
lispatch to Git';eral MacArthur, who is
.n Mazila. The sound of firing can bt
2eard in all directions, and insurgen!
>ullets come singing in at the opei
loors, for our firing lire is not mort
:han four hundred yards away.
We are right in front of Aguinaldo':
:ain army. The trenches are so clos(
:hat an American shooting can b(
eard by the Filipinos. There are 8.00(
>f the enemy before us-at least that
s the number given to me by the rebel
ommander when I talked with him an
It i., a stranze situation. From the
>utlying parts of Luzon. from'the is
ands of Cebu, Panay, Mindano, Mm
lra and other parts o-ir empire in the
Pacific comes word that the common
eople of the sodl, together with the
rincipal property owners, deplore the
war against the United States, and hail
:he American flag as a symbol of the
lawn of liberty and justice after centu
ies of oppression.
It's the Taggalos, the fierce, the vain,
trutting Tagalos, that we are fighting.
Let no one in the United States imag
ne that the 10,000,000 people of this
ast archipelago are resisting the Am
rican arms unitedly. The Tagalos
done, assisted and encouraged by the
-ih half breeds of 1anils. are waging
var upon our army.
Aguinaldo and his eabinct have sent
umed bands of Tagalo4 into every part
f the island of Luzon and into Pant y
Iindano and several other of the larg
r islands, tot fn-e the people to fight,
nder threats ; instant death. Man%
)f the trisoners we have taken have
:old pitiful stories of Aguinaldo's cruel
ppression. Ti'e island of Negros
rone has defied him, and there the
A.merian flag fies, and within a few
lays there will bf'a r--ginent of natives
n American uniforms to defeud it.
.It is not more thia an hour since I
alked from our trenches with Franlk
in Brooks. of the Associated Press.
within easy talking distance of the
nain insurcent trench beyond the
~hurch in which Iam writing. We car
ied a flag of truce to protect ourselves
rom the fire of hundreds of swarthy
iiipinos swarming behing the rough
~arthwoks under the tall bamboo
:rees. We went-out across the blister
ing hot fields to answer to signals from
be enemy, many of whom seemed to
want to surrender. The insurgents
made us walk three-qjuarters of a mile
between the lines, fearing to come clos
e to the deadly Kansas rifles glisten
tg over the edges of our trenches.
Private Winterburn of the Twentieth.
Kansas, was one of the party. The
insurgents refused to come half way
o meet us and frantically waved u
2n toward their crowded trenches. We
beld our hands up to show that we
were unarmed ard the enemy did like
wise. The Filipinos forced us to g'
three quarters of the way beteween th.
ines to meet them, while both armies
agerly watched the proceedings, th.
ansas sharpshooter~s occasionail
hooting, warning them against treaeb
sry. It turned o'ut 10 he merely a pa
ley for a true of a fewe hours. !he' ir
surgents having heard that A giinald.
had sent some sort of a proposal t.
eneral Otis. Colonel Funston joined~
as and pronmptl acreed not to attack i'
te insurgents ceased firins and ke pt t.
Ainost the first question asked b
the Filipino commnarder revealed the
deadly work done by the agitators fm
Philippine independence in Washing
"Have the American commissioner
reached Manila yet?" asked the insur
gent colonel a bullet-headed tawny lit
tle Tagalo, in a smart new uniform.
"Not yet," I said.
"They're coming to treat with us,"
"You have been deceived," I said.
The only conmission you can deal
with consists of General Otis and his
The little colonel looked at me sus.
piciously out of the tail of his eyes and
pukered up his lips.
"We have many friends in Washit~g
ton," he said. "We have heard that
the commissioners would come to treat
"How many men have you in front
ous here?" I asked.
"It is useless to continue a struggle
against overwhelming force." I sugges
ted. "We havec many thousands of vet
eran troops on their way from Wash
ington. t means utter defeat for you
in a few weeks. Why not lay down
your arms and come into our lines.
where you can have food. protection
Blew His Brains Out.
A special from Brunswick, Ga., says:
News reached here tonight of the sui
cide of George W. Fletning. a promin
ent farmer of Camden county. Flem
lng blew out his brains in the presence
of his wife an'1 five li;tle children. He
'ra~inking for several days and
-nrg of 4eiriam tremoas.
Three Women as Widows of a Man
Who Never Married.
The reent.it c'o% iCtion in the criminal
cob'] rei i. un tW ~'inditeL'ts ebiar
I her it frauulently obtaining
seule m~ny no the gocvernmjet
eLUS' nof ie mt narkable casesc
-er dC Cevehopd ;I the penion bureau
I he evience hwd th:at the fraud
hsd exteded over a period of thirty
ea m ., a colored soldier.
Ahve war record is the basis fur the
oieont~inua sy s~em -f frauds. was a 1
-emnher of cmaniy E, First United
Sates colo red in8fantrV. Ie came.,,,
fom Prince George county. Maryland,
aud enlisted in the early part of the
ear 1664. In his flrrt eugagement in
he battle of Wilson's Lanuding. he war
,hot in the head and ditd tive days
;ter at Fort Monroe. He was a young
wan and unmarried. In his compans
sus Charles Marbhall, since dead. and
who, after he ciine out of the artniy.
atarried Carrie Jones, a sister of the
ouicted wominan He became what is
tuwn as a "runnt r f'or a firm of pen
ion azents and while thus engage
conceived the plan of having his moth
er-in-law, NahinA Jot-es. apply for a
pension as the nidow of William But
ier. Under the name of Mary Butler
L p-nsion of iS a n:onth was granted in
169. This amount she continued to
iraw without difficulty until her deat
in 1S73. Her eldest daughter, Carrie
Jones Mar-hall, thea represented her
-elf as the mythical "Mary Butler" and
continued to draw the pension for four
teen years. Upon her death in IS7
uer si;ter, Ellen Jones, the convietee
woman, took up the pension as a sort
of heirloom and began to draw a pen
-ion as the widow of Willidm Butler, a.
ner mother and siter had done before
her. This she continued to do for
about twelve years, notwithstanding
the fact that she is now not more than
40 years of age, and her alleged hus
band, William Butler, died thirty-five
years ago. Not only did the woman
operate successfully in this respect, but
.,he was able without much difficulty
several years ago to have the amount
increased from $S to $12 per month.
The case is almost without a parallel in
the history of a pension bureau. For a
term of thirty years three different
women have each, as the widow of a
man who never had a wife, drawn his
pension, and two of the women were
small children when the man died.
A Gold Statute
Utah has it in mind to eclipse Mon
tana in the matter of building statues
of precious metal. It will be remem
bered that Montana sent to the World's
Fair at Chicago a great silver statue of
Ada Rehan, worth thousands of dollars,
and which statue has proved to be a
very excellent. advertisement for the
mines from which it came. Now the
Utah miners are talking about making
a larger statue, of pure gold, taken
from the hills of their state. They
have chosen Maude Adams. who was
born in Salt Lake City, as the model
for the statue. It will require $346,
000 worth of gold bullion to make the
figure, and it is said the amount will be
available at a moment's notice. The
statue will be exhibited at the Paris
Exposit ion of next year.
A Virginia Tragedy.
The dead bodies of Weston B. Tur
ner and his wife. a well-to-do couple,
each about 60 years old, who made
their home at Falls Church, Va., were
discovered there Wednesday. Turner
evidently had shot his wife while she
was asleep and then put another bullet
through his own head. A paper of
March 23, giving an account of a sui
ide in Washington that day, and other
evidence indieased that the tragedy
occurred the night of the 23d. The
couple frequently visited Washington
ind it was cot until their absence be
came prolonged that the house was
,roken into and the dead bodies found.
Turner had been in ill health and quite
melancholy all winter. The traged3
-vidently wcas an inspiration of the mo
ment. Turner left an estate worth
A Queer Dee: sion.
A decision was rendered by Judge
Peabody in the city police court of Sr.
Louis Wednesday that under certain
onditions a husbaud has the right to
ntat his wife. T he case was one Bern
ud Kretzer charged with bearing hi
sfe~ because the would not agree with
imn in the managetnent of their chil
ir u. Judge Pecabo'dy said in passini.
judgment: "lu thi., case the wife was
ore guilty than the husband for try
g to contradict and thwart her hus
tna's tvi in the presence of the chil
iren and setting them a bad examph.
which he had a right to rebuke. There
re times when a wife irritates her hus
:and to such an extent that he cannot
otrol himself and uses his hand an-c
ist. As long ,as no serious harm is
ione I don't believe in punishment."
A Progressive Youth.
A y outh in Kunsan, Corea, recently
ut his hair to displease his parents.
he latter wer, so enraged and grieved
at this conduct that they " looked upon
him as dead," and, calling in their rel
atives and friends, went through the
ceremony for the dead, sacrifices being
offered and wailing indulged in. The
incorrigible youth was a stoie spectator
through it all, sitting quietly by him
self, and when tired he made his way
to the dispensary of Dr. Drew from
whom the account i- drawn, and re
ported the progress of the services. For
a month no notice was taken of the boy
y his parents other than giving him
his food. He has taken to wearing
A Priest Removed.
Monsigneur Santander, bishop of
Havana, at the suggestion of Governor
General Brooke, has removed a prieat
in Cabezas parish, province of Matan
zas. The request is the first interven
tion by the military administration in
ecclesiatical affairs. Major General
Wilson, military governor of the de
partment of Matan-zas, wrote to head
quarters that the priest in question was
a "drunken worthless, dirty old ssoun
drel." that he had pastured his horse
in the cemetery and let the consecrated
enloure go to weeds, and that if the
bishop did not remove him he (General
The Dungeons of the Famous For
Notes of a Recent Visit by the
Rev. Dr. Henry M. Field
to the Spanish Bas
In coming to Havana the one thing
which I wished to see above all others
was the Morro Castle, which has been
for centuries the citadel of Spanish
power. I had only to express my wish
to see the interior of Morro Castle,
when a friend soon brought tue a pass,
not only for myself, but for any of mt.
fricnds whom I should wish to take
That was enough. The next morn
ing I was with a friend at the landinz.
from which a boat took us to tue other
,ide. As we climbed up the hill the
landscape stretchkd out farther and
farther. Instead of a narrow neck of
iand, or a rock in the sea, just large
enough to be a base for the fortress it
5elf. was an upland plateau stretchin
out far and wice as if to give the great
er effect to the white tents that were
seen in the ,istance. On thin breez
l.ili top was a plain broad enough to be
the camping-ground of a hundred thou
As our pass did not come from the
Governor, the first sentry directed us
to the tent of commanding officer half
a mile away, where we found him sit
ting under the canvas quite alone. H.
received us not only graciously. Ile
had but to glance at our pass to give it
his approval, and to tell our escort to
show us everything in both castles, the
Morro and the Cabanas. the latter of
which was by far the larger and the
more full of thrilling, though horrible
associations. While giving us this
complete unrestrained liberty, he felt
it due to us and to himself to warn us
of the danger we should run.
The old fortress had been for months
reeking with pestilence, and in spite of
all attempts t- make it clean, only a
short time before three sturdy men, who
were employed in the work, were struck
down with yellow fever and hurried in
to the grave. If we ventured where
they had fallen, we must do it at our
own risk. We thanked him for his
thoughtful kindness, and then proceed
ed to do the very thing which he had
warned us not to do.
How could we help it? It was as if
we were standing on the Bridge of Sighs
in Venice, with permission to descend
into the dungeons below. And then
there was a fascination in the danger it
self. We began cautiously, taking our
first view from the outide. I am not a
soldier, but I have seen first and last a
good deal of the world, and no fortress
has impressed me so much except Gi
braltar. The Cabanas alone covers
many acres of ground, and the fortifiea
tions are in the style of those in Eu
rope, as for example in the Low Coun
tries and along the Rhine. They are
girdled with higrh and massive walls,
surrounded by a deep moat and an outer
wall beyond, the two together being
sufficient to repel any attack that could
have been made before these later
times of dynamite and other explosives
that seem sufficient to tear the very
earth itself asunder.
But the walls standing alone, cannot,
would not, move us more that the bro
ken walls standing on the Caaopania
around Rome. It was the tragedies
wrought within that were to stir our
blood. Following the guide over the
bridge that crossed the moat, we came
down into the interior. Here we were
on lower ground and could look up to
the walls above us, and then turn to the
l'.~osure within He we soon zaas
in close touch with recent events, and a
trange horror came creeping over us.
What was the matter? Oh, nothing!
nothing! I was only standing by a lit
tle tree, and had put my arm about it
lovingly, as if I were embracing one of
my own loved maples on the Berkshire
hills. To be sure, the bark was a little
rough, and there were many marks, as
if the woodpeckers had been peeking at
the bark. There must have been a neick
to peek so many holes. So a stranger
would reason til! the horrible thought
comes over him that these deep inden
tations had been made by more terrible
destroyers than the birds of the air
'hat little tree had been pierced by a
undred bullets from Spanish rifles,
and at every discharge fell some native
f this islaud, who had loved it, not
wisely, but too well. To judge from
the shots, many a brave heart ceased
to beat on that spot.
But the exercise of Spanish skill in
firing at the tree was a small affair com
pared with the larger massacres that
took place within these walls. I did
not attempt to count the prisons vault
ed with stone into which the rebels
were forced by hundreds. Here was a
grand array of captives upon which
their brave captors could vent their
rage! On every side the halls are pit
ted with shots, at every sound of which
some poor creature had an end put to
his suffering, till even the murderers,
if they still retained a touch of human
ity, must have been sick with the sight
ofblood. But if they grew tired of
their work, there were outsiders who
were never tired of massacre. Many of
the rich Spaniards in the city of Hlava
na were eager to witness a tragedy that
was more to them than a hundred bull
fights. They had been accustomed to
shout with delight when a bull gored a
horse, that rushed bleeding around the
arena. and now they would tind a still
greater excitement in the shedding of
huan bloud' It was the spirit of old
Rome when captives were thrown to the
lions in the coliseum, and human life
was thought nothing if it could serve to
make a Roman holiday.
So these Cuban prisoners were kept
for a great battue. "Do you see that
line." said our guide, 'along the wall?"
That was the dead line. where the con
demned were ranged in a row of a hun
dred or more, with their backs against
the wall. to be shot dowa in cold blood,
while thie pride and fashion of Havana
crwded every point of vantage on the
wals that overlooked the spot, and
cheered with wild enthusiasm as they
saw the heaps of dead that were thus
pie up in +'.e are. before tham!
This seemns the last. limit of horrors.
lBut no; thee may be conditions that
are worse than death. We have read
of the "Black Hole" of Calcutta. There
were many black holes in the Cabanas
fortress, into which not a gleani of sun
shine ever came. Who could endure
auch horrors with''rt a fearful tempta
tion to curse God and die. But when I
come to suoh a spot it had for me a
strae fascination. a- if I were look
ing into the mouth of hell. In spite of
the warning of tlx general lest I might
be struck down with yellow fever, I
couid rot refrain from thrusting my
had into places where the ceiling was
not high enough for me to stand, and
where to move at all I should have to
creep and crawl, to move my hands as
well as my feet! Better a thousand
times to be sleeping in a quiet grave
than thus to be burici alive! This is the
last extreme of human suffering when
death itself will not die.
A great fortress has innumerable
passages underground. More than once
our guide asked us to stoop very low;
to get oi my knees, to look through the
long passages, one of which connects
the Cabants with the 31orro Castle, to
which the garrison might retreat in case
!he first fortress fell. to find escape by
way of the sea.
Lu this 'dorro Castle there is at pres
ent no garriton, and it was an immense
relief to the teution of the last three
hours to emerge from underground
passages and look out upon the broad
*ea, which knows no servitude to man;
whizih preaches freedom in the very
dashing of her waves, and to look up
and see the Star-spangled Banner .av
ing over us, with a promise of freedom
for Cubt as boundless as the sea.
WHY SHE KILLED HIM.
On Trial for Murdering the President's
A thrilling story of ruin and retribu
tion wa. unfolded rccently in the courts
of Canton, Ohio. It told of a woman's
frailty, a man's villainy and the ven
geance of one loved and then cast off
with mocking scorn. The man in the
case was the brother-in-law of Presi
dent McKinley, and his tragic death on
the night of October 6, 1898, sent a
thrill of surprise and horror through
every American household. Very few
people were aware that the gentle mis
tress of the White House had a brother
who, to speak as charitably as possible
of the dead, was a libertine whosc tragic
end no decent person could deplore. He
died by the hand of the woman he had
wronged and deceived-one of many.
Little Allie Shoffer, of Canton, 0., the
first girl whom George Saxton wooed,
died of a broken heart when she found
him false to her. A leading Canton
physician shot him for attempting to
invade the peace of his home! The
libertine spent a vacation on a country
farm, and after he had left, the pretty
little daughter of the farmer, a child of
fourteen, crept out in the night and
drowned hersclf in a pond. Then Sax
ton came into the life of the woman by
whom he met his death. He was a fine
looking man, big and blond, hearty,
wealthy and full of life. She was a
happy wife and mother, sharing com
parative poverty with her husband, a
carpenter. The man of wealth was her
landlord. His attractive personality
ani his money gained for him first
place ia the affections of Mrs. Semple
George. Then began the tragic part of
the story. Mrs. George gave up all for
Saxton. Saxton promised to marry her
when she secured a Dakota divorce. He
bad made that promise very often in his
lifetime, but he died a bachelor. Sick
at heasrt and half mad over her troubles
M1rs. George came to Saxton one day to
claim his promise for the last time.
"Go to the dezvil," said Saxton. Two
days later Saxton was shot to death in
Canton. No~ one can be found who
ha~d the shots fired. 3Mrs George had
told her seducer he should die for his
The Country's Marvelous Growth.
The censuus of 1900 will show that
the United States has a population of
77,500,000 people, if the estimates of
the treasury department are correct.
The statistician of the department is
sues a monthly statement of the esti
mated population of the country, and,
according to his figures, there is an in
crease of about 140,000 every thirty
days. and a gain of over 1,500,000 ev
ry year. Thme official population fig
ures in 1890 were 62.881,000. and those
of 1830 were 50,000,000. The numnner
of people in the United States has been
more than doubliug every thirty years
since the f oundation of the government,
and the figures for 1900 promise to be
more than twice wbat they were in
1870. 1This was a great nation in the
latter year. but it has grown more in
the past three decades than in the en
tire century prior to 1870. The in
rease in the past ten years amounts to
almest as much as the entire population
of the country in 1840. Few people
realize how rapidly the United States is
growing. Many young men of today
will be alive when 200,000,000 people
shall be living in the domains of this
great republic. That immense popu
lation will be attained in the next fifty
years if the present rate of growth is
Terrible, If True.
Dr. Chas. V. Harris, of the medical
department of the United States army,
passed through Fort Worth, Tex., Wed
nesday eu route to Washington on im
portant business with the war depart
ment. He comes from the Philippines
and says the reports of the excellent
health of the American troops is false.
He states that many of the soldiers are
disheartened at their physical condition
and deliberately place themselves as
targets for the enemy's guns. The
opinion of Dr. Harris is that if the
troops remain in the Philippines any
great lengtih of time sickness and death
is sure to follow.
Iuna recent lecture delivered at Liv
erpool, Dr. William Carter pointed out
that the deaths directly attributed to
intemperauee in 18%6 were 91 per 1,
O000,000 among male and 52 p-ar 1,000.
000 among females; that the rate is con
stantly increasing and that the deaths
are increasin& among women far more
rapidly and in a far greatet ratio:than
A GREAT VICTORY.
The Trusts Gets a Black Eye in
REBUKED BY THE PEOPLE.
Carter Harrison, Democrat, De
feats an Independent Democrat
and a Republican by a
Chicago has just held the most sen
sational election in the municipal his
tory of this country. The bitterness
and corruption which marked it have
no parellel. It will be remembered as
long as offices are filled by popular vote.
It was unique-reeking with rottenness
The election was held on Tuesday
and Carter Harrison was reelected may -
or of the city by a plurality of 40,000.
Altgeld's entire vote was but little more
than that. He was running as an inde
pendent Democrat. But Harrison, the
regular Democratic nominee, found a
more formidable opponent in Zina R.
Carter, the Republican nominee.
Carter was the acknowledged choice
of Charles T. Yerkes, a multi-million
aire who has been charged with every
crime in the decalogue, but a man ot
such prominence that his personality
becomes an issue in every question that
comes up in Chicago. Harrison's
friends say that Yerkes was really sup
porting both Carter and Altgeld and
that his sole purpose- was, not to elect
either, but to defeat Harrison.
Yerkes is the principal owner of the
Chicago street car system, which will
soon need to secure a renewal of its
franchises. He is playing to get them
for nothing and Carter Harrison made
his campaign on a platform of compen
sation to the city for the franchises,
with ultimately the municipal owner
ship of the street railroads and all other
public utilities. The bitterness of the
campaign cannot be imagined. lHrri
son was accused of having levied tri
bute on thousands of protected crimi
nals. He is said to have raised nearly
half a million dollars.
The number of dens of vice said to
be thus protected by the mayor is ap
palling. According to the figures given
out by his opponents, there are no less
than 1,850 disorderly houses. There
are 1,000 stale beer joints. There are
150 opium joints. There are more than
700 policy shops. There are in the
neighbnrhood of fifty panel and badger
joints. There are more than 300 wide
open gambling houses. There are al
leged to be 1,0'0 criminals plying their
vocation of theft and violence, all un
der protection. Houses and stores are
robbed. "Uitizens are knocked down
and robbed at night, and even int broad
daylight. Men are murdered, sneak
thieves and pickpockets reap a harvest.
In the city hall itself officials knock
down ond half kill men. Pickpockets
ply their trade tLcre as openly as they
do iu the public streets."
The mayor's heelers are charged with
having committed four murders in eight
days. They are said to have brought
into the city 7,000 bums and thugs who
were registered and voted. On Easter
Sunday the campaign waged furiously
and meetings were held ali over the
city, with free beer flowing like water.
Harrison made nine speeches, address
ing 15,000 people in the aggregate.
The other candidates were no less ac
The Inter-Ovean. owned by Yerkes,
openly charged 1Hinkey Dink, a Harri
son heeler, with incitinz thugs and
thieves to riot. His speech was report
ed literally, a part of which is as follows,
Hinkey Dink referring to the Republi
"Dey is iust bluain', e.d ycon fellers
don't need to get a scare trun into you
by sucha gazabos. Jes' go to de polls on
Ielection day and vote as you please. If
any of dose Republican guys stick in
any gab paste 'em one, and if you are
arrested I'll go on -our bonds and get
you out of troubre. Smwash de first
gazabo who sticks his mug in your busi
The candidates themselves indulged
in some choice epithets. In one of his
speeches Harrison said Altgeld, in
claiming to favor municipal ownership,
All these things were during the
campaign. What the scenes must have
been on election day can be better ima
gined than described. The overwhelm
ing victory of Harrison, though opposed
by two candidates and the limitless
wealth of Yerkes was an evidence of
great strength or of magnificent man
agement. It marked an epoch in elec
It was a heavy blow -to Y-rkes and
the corpora. ions.-Augusta Herald.
Death of a Leper.
Hannah Garey. aged 22 yoars, the
older of the two Garey sisters who hare
been afflicted with leprosy for the last
17 years, died at their home three miles
from Junction City Wednesday evening
after two week's of intense suffering.
About two months ago the Garey sis
ters were examined by a prominent
specialist on that cla-s of diseases, who
diagnosed their disease as gunuine lep
rosy. The family live on an isolated
farm in Perry cousty, which is sh-inned
by all the natives.
Nobody Claims It.
There is a neat but orphaned little
fortune in the Miontana state treasury.
Nobody claims it; nobody knows to
whom it rightfully belongs. The mo:
ey-$30.000-was turned over to the
legislative investigating committee by
Senator Whitesides, who stated that it
had been given to him by the campaign
manager of United States Senator Clark
as a bribe to vote for Clark. Senator
Clark promptly denied the ownership
of it. It was turned over to the state
treasurer and remains in his hands
awaiting an owner.
The Fourth New Jersey soldiers,
mus ered out in Greenville. en route
north Thursday kept up a regular fusil
lade of indiscriminate shooting while
passing Laurecns, S. C.. one bullet
crashing into the dining room of a
prominent citizen while the famlly
were at dinner. No other damage is
XILLED IMSELF AND FAILY.
The Awful Deed of a Prominent Young
Walter R1. Jackson. one of the mest
prominent young men of Albany, Ga.,
killed his wife and three-mouths-old
child and th; n shot himself dead in his
home there Wedncsd::y night. The re
mains of the family were buried Thurs
day at Oak View cemetery. The
funeral was directed by the St. Paul's
Episcopal church, of which. Mrs. Jack
son was a member. The shoeking
tragedy startled the people of Albany
and all day a great crowd of curious
people remained about the house.
Jackson is supposed to have mur
dered his faiiily and then slain him
self in a fit of desperation by the loss
of his position with the Carter and
Wolfolk Warehouse and commission
company. le was until last Monday
week employed by that firm as cashier
and bookkeeper. The crime could not
have been more shocking had it oc
curred in any family in Albany. Jack
son and his wife were among the most
popular young people of Albany and
everybody thought their home life se
rene and happy.
The coroner of this county empan
nelled a jury and after investigating
concluded that while temporarily in
sane Jackson shot his child, wife and
himself. Jaczson resided on Pine
street. Thursday morning at 6 o'clock
a servant went to the family room and
found the dead bodies. The baby was
held in its mnother's arms and the life
less forms of husband and wife were
stretched en the bed side by side.
Mrs. Jackson was shot through the
left temple, the baby through the chest
and Jackson through the right temple.
There was every indication that all
died instantly. The crime is supposed
to have been committed about daylight.
but no one was found who-heard the
pistol !hots. Jackson's pistol was
found by his side. The only other oc
cupant of the house except the Jack
sons was Mlrs. Ed. Richardson, Jack
son's grandmother, who did not hear
the shots. Jackson's employers decline
to make a statement of the cause of the
severance of the young man's connec
tian with the firm, but declared that
Jackson was not short in his accounts
as reported and that he had the good
will of the firm.
Mrs. Jackson, was the eldest daugh
ter of Wm. Godwin, of Albany, and
she was the idol of her family circle and
the special favorite of a large circle of
NO MORE SCANDALS.
The Directors of the Penitentiary
Takes Steps to Prevent Them.
The penitentiary directors held the'r
regular monthly ineeting Wedneday.
Col. W. A. Neal. ex-superintendent.
was present to con;fer with the board
on matters of business. Principally
routine business was transaeted, but
resolutions introduced by Mr. Tatum
of Orangeburg, and adopted by the
board, tend to show that the board will
risk no chances of runniag up against a
barbed wire investigating committee
The resolutions restrict the liberties
of the superingendent in financial trans
actions. Following is the paper idopted
by the board:
Resolved, That the rules and regula
tions be, and they are hereby, atmended
1. That the superintendent shall as
a part of his duties furnish monthly to
the board of directors, prior to the reg
ular meeting of the board, an itemized
statement of all financial and such
other transactions3 as the board may
reqpuire, said statement to be accompa
nied by a voucher for each item involv
ing the expenditure of money.
:2. That the board as a whole or by a
committee of its members shall check
up said statement item by item and
shall pass no item for which a voucher
is lacking. --
3. The superintendent is forbidden
to discount any paper due the peniten
tiary, or to endorse offieially any lia
bility except as specifically authorized
beforehand by the board.
4. The board shall designate the
bank or banks with which the business
of the penitentiary shall be transacted.
and the said bank or banks shall in
consideration of such designation, fur
nish to the board monthly or at such
time as the board mayindicate an item
ized statement of all transactions with
the superintendent showing particularly
deposits derived from discounts, if any
have been authorized by the board. And
the said bank or banks shall bei notified
by the secretary of the board of the rule
relative to discounts and endorsements
by the supierintendent.
5. Each contractor shall furnish to
the board at each monthly meeting and
at such other times as the board may
designate, an itemized statement of
authorized expenses incurred for the
benefit of the institution, and shall set
tie his account monthly in cash.
6. The commissary business shall be
confined to the actual and legitimate
needs of the institution.
A Costly NIap.
A party of railroad surveyors, who
arc surveying a route for a railroad
from Aiken to Columbia. have been
making their head'juarters at Mr G. W.
Reeder's in Lexington county. Satur
day of laa: veek. they sent their wagon,
with tents and other things on to Mr.
Noah Shumnpert's by a Negro to put up
a camp Tne Negro stopped in an ol/
broom sedge field, unloaded, built a tire
and then dropped off to sleep. The
tire caught the grass and burned up
the teuits, bLd'ling anid everything in
eluding books and papers containiuz the
note, ol' the work from Aiken. Loss
a bout 8000.
Killed. by a Demented Mian.
John Campbell. colored, and Arthur
Cuuningham. white, 11 years o'd. were
shot and killed at Nashville, Tenu..
Wednesday night by G. D. Atni: whom
the poliee believe to be deinented.
Campbell is a driver and was on his
wagon when accosted by' Atnip. who
accused him of stealinrg wsood and at
tempted to arrest hun. Campbell nro
Iteste I. and Atnip) opened1 fir. Arthur'
Cunningham. a boy at play in a vacant
lot. was kilied as was the Niegro. At
nip was arrested.
Cayenne pepper is highiy recommnend
ed for driving away ants. It shiould3 be
enrinWle aronnd their haunts.
A MLLION AND A HALF.
The Southern Methodists Have Under
taken a Gigantic Venture.
The great Methodist denomination,
both in this country and in Europe,
proposes to signalize the opening of
the Twentieth century by raising an
iunense thank-offering to be appro
printed principally to educational pur
n)ose0. The amount called for is near
ly S30.000.000. This is a large sum to
be sure, but let it be remembered that
the total membership of universal
Methodism according to the latest statis
tics counts up 7.100,601. Multiply
this by four and you have the approxi
mate of Methodist adherents at 28,402,
404. Or divide the amount called for
into as many parts as there are esti
mated members, and it will be seen
that it will require a fraction less than
$5 to each member to make up the
amount. There are almost as many
Methodist adherents as dollars asked
for this great Methodistic financial ven
So, it will be seen that it will not be
impracticable for this whole amount to
be raised within the two years during
which it is proposed to operate the
plan. What is required is system and
a will to work on the part of the man
agers of this fund and to give on the
part of the great Methodist body. "A
long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull
altogether.' is a homely way of put
ting what these Methodist people pro
pose to do and are actually doing.
The great body of Methodists of the
south (Methodist Episcopal church,
south.) have started out to raise as
their share of this great denominational
offering a million and a half dollars.
This will not be considered excessive
when it is remembered that there are
about as many Methodists in actual
membersbip to do this as there are dol
lars to be raised. According to the
last count (the ieports for the 'eurrent
yeai not being all in) there were 1,466,
757 southern Methodists.
Now there are in the South Carolina
conference, which embraces the terri
tory of the State of South Carolina, re
ported at the last conference session in
December, 1898, a membership of 74,
223. It is proposed that these raise
during the coming two years $100.000.
Ten per cent, of this is to -go to the
Vanderbilt university and most of the
rest to be devoted to denominational
education-notably Woftord college and
Columbia Female college in South 4r
olina. The raising of this fund is now
being prepared for by a committee of
gentlemen, Mr. T. C. Duncan of Union,
Rev. H. B Browne of Orangeburg
and Rev. James W. Kilgo of Charles
They are making appointments for
educational meetings all over the State
to be addressed by leading educators
and preachers of the denomination.
1hey are also.arrangiog for a thorough
canvass of the ditffretit pastoral charges
svith a view of gettin- a maximum
subscriptiou of $1 apiece from every
member of the church. This is a worthy
wovemen, and promises to be a great
event in the history of this great Metho
dist denomination. This paper will
be giad to chronicle the progress of
this movement and in due timd to an
nounce its final success.
ANOTHER FIRE B0EtROR.
A New York Millionaire's Family
Burned L. Death in Their House.
Thirteen people were burned to death
in New York Friday morning by the
burning of Millionaire Andrew's house,
and one in the Adams house which was
set afire by sparks from the Andrew's
house. Besides these, Kate Downey
and Marie Roth, Mrs St. ,John's maids,
are missing. The bodies may be found
in the ruins of the Andrews house.
The fire began early Friday morning
in the mansion of Wallace C. Andrews,
the millionaire ggg a "~ 4-'
Sixty-be lag lmat Jfames
spread so rapi a. famhily was
cut off in the upper ories. When
awake1 e I fiom s!eap they wer e unable
to reach the street.
The entire family of Andrews, also
the family of his son-in-law. Gamaliel
St. John, perished. Mr. St. John'went
to Wilmington Thursday and escaped.
The dead are: Wallace C. Andrews and
wife, Mrs. Georgie St. John and daugh
ter, Orsen Wallace and Frederick, chil
dren of St. John. The servants, Nellie
Rolden. Mary Flanagan, Eva Paterson,
Kate Downing. Masie Ross, Annie
Neary and Jennie Burns, the laundress,
died at the hospital.
The bodies of Mrs. St. John and her
children have been identified. Six
others have been found and twoare be
iieved to be those of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
lace and the rest of the servants. Alice
White, the cook, is in the hospital, in
a critical condition from the shock.
The flames skipped t wo blocks catch
ing the residence of Al. Adams, a
sportsman, on Sixty-ninth street. A
number af the inmates jumped from
the windows. Mrs. Adams was injured
ini the back and is suffering from the
shock. Nellie Q iin, a servant, jump
ed from the fourth floor to the exten
sion and was severely bruised. Mrs.
Mary Langran, the housekeeper, died
at the hospital and four others were in
True Bills Found.
In the United States circuit court
at Ctarlestou Fricay Judge WV. H.
Brawley, presid.ing. a true bill was
foiund by the grand jary against 13 of
the men aceused of la nehing Fraser B
Baker, at Like City. S. C., Feb. 22,
1ni38. The men on trial now are: Mar
tin Ward. W. A. Webster, Ezra Me
Knight, He-nry Stokes. Henry Gidwin.
Moultrie Eps Charles D. Jay ner.
O-ear Kelly. Maron Clark, Aionso
hI dUrs Elwin M. ilodgers, Joseph
P. Newh..m and E- try P. L.e.
mer-hauts and farm ze s of La:ke
City a:d v ielnity. The ia-t two me~n
mecutione- i have turned State's evi
.ing MU da. Ex- . trney G -neral
W. A. Ib) 'n 1 J.I P. Kiiunedy Bry
an ofth Chaleto)u r will 1 s
bra ith our pants on: we need br-tad
withi our boots on, ad ifoursubse~ iuers
who are is arrears don't scon pay up we
all .b..nA c.ad 'vthnnt anythinj n. *
A NEW DEAL.
Douthit Defeats Vanc for Dispen
MILES ELECTED CHAIRMAN.
Inspector Hill Gets Left, While all
the Other Employees Pass
Through Safely. A New
There was something of a shake up in
dispensary affairs Wednesday morning
when the elections for various positions
were held. Mr. Miles was elected
chairman and Mr. J. B. Douthit com
missioner, while in minor positions
other changes were made.
When the board met and the elec
tions were about to be 6ntered upon
chairman Haselden created some sur
prise by declining to stand for re-elec
tion and in doing so made a brief fare
well address, so to speak. He said that
he had served as chairman to the best
of his ability for the past year and if
wrongs had been done and had not been
corrected it was not from any lack of
effort. The board is composed of five
members and he believed it would be
best for the interests of the dispensary
to have rotation in the chairmanship.
The election for chairman, as were
all the others was taken by a viva voce
vote. Mr. Miles being the only candi
date received all of the votes, except
his own, which he cast for Mr. Hasel
den. Mr. Miles thanked the board for
the honor, and requested Mr. Haselden
to continue to act as chairman until the
Capt. B. C. Webb was unanimously
elected to his present position as clerk
to the board and chief bookkeeper.
But the election in which most inter
est was taken was that for commission
er. There were two candidates, Col. S.
W. Vance, the-incumbent, and Mr. J.
B. Douthit. The result was the eleo
tion of Mr. Douthit, the following vot
ing for him, Messrs. Williams, Miles
and Boykin. Colonel Vance received
the vote of Messrs Haselden and Rob
inson. Both candidates were very'con
fident up to the time the election was
held. Colonel Vance, the retiring
commissioner, has been an efficie-it offi
cer and is popular in Columbia. His
successor will naturally drop into the
harness in his new position, as he has
been for several years an efficient mem
.ber of the board and is consequently
thoroughly familiar with all the details
of the business.
Mr. D. A. G. Oazts was unanimous
ly re elected clerk to the commissidner;
Inspector Hill was defeated bi Mr.
L. W. Boykin, of Camden. He re
ceived a unanimous vote, Mr.. Hill
* Aving withdrawn his name that morn
irg. Mr. Boykin is a brother of the
member of- the' board. Inspector
Moody was re-elected without opposi
tion as were Messrs. Charles and Mob
ley bookkeepers; V. W. Harris, con
stabulary clerk; Jolin G. Black. ship
ping clerk; G. B. Pettigrew watch
W. H Bryant was elected superin
tendent vice Dixon who resigned some
The board then proceeded with rega
lar routine work.
The board in suspending Dispenser
Troy, whose accounts show discrepan
cies of over $400. Mr. Trny says he
can explain it all.
The apparent shortage of Dispenser
Lamar, of Aiken, is $500, but Inspsy'
tor Moody investigated and fonid that
the negro porter forjafy~ employed
was guilty of stealiag' the stock. Ac
tion against rafaar was discontinted.
Mr. U3. X. Gunter put in a claim of
$15 fpr legal services in prosecuting
Yiol'tors of the law. The claim was en
4.rsed on the back.
"Governor Ellerbe has refused to al
low this claim. We think it. just and
ask the board to consider it,
W. B. Evans,
W. W. Harris,
Thbe matter was sent back to the gov
Messrs. Boykin and Robinson were
appointed to devise some plan whereby
reputable druggists might obtain alco
hol without having to send to Columbia
A Big Farmer.
David Rankin, of Tarkio, Atchinson
county. Missouri, who ofras and man
ages 23,000 acres of land in Atchin
son county, scattered over an area of
forty miles, is described in the Indian
apolis News as an all-round farmer who
farms all the year round. To work his
farms, which average from 600 to 3.000
acres, requires 140 employes, 700
horses, more than 100 wagons and many
plows, harrows, cultivators, etc. Half
of his land goes under the plow yeazd
ly. About 2,000 acres are sown to
wheat and the rest is planted in corn.
Other land is laid do.in in clover, tim
otby and bluegrall pastures. Every
year M~r. Rankin buys and fattenq from
8.000 to 10,000 head of cattle. He
keeps 12,000) head of hogs at all times,
atnd sells about $80,000 worth yearly.
He began to buy his land in 1876. In
addition to his duties as a farmer he is
the president of the First National
Bank, of the Electric Light and Power
comnpaniy of the Water company and of
a brickz and tile company. He has been
liber-l in his support of the church and
Burned to Death.
A Mr. Smith and his wife, recent
arrivals from the north, were burned to
death inr their house Wednesday night
near Hairper's station. 10 miles from
Pensacola. Fla. Their bodies were
found Tfhursday. Sheriff Mitchell,
Couinty .Juidie Holley and the coroner's
jury 6r0m Milton. in Santa Rose coun
ty. left immediately for the scene to
:uake an investigation. Nothing is
kziosn here of the full name or former
home of Mr. Smith.
A Floral Corset.
In thie Wisconsin assembly last week
ai imuerse floral corset, tightly laced,
*-as zresent ed to) Assembly man Dagget,
:Llher of the anti-tight lacing bill. It
~tas the rift of the young women of
Watertuowu, and its app-arance, when
broaght in by the sergent-at-arms, was
the signal far hilarious demonstration