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THE DISPENSARY. What a Spartanburg Man Says About Its Management. THE DIRECTORS DEFENDED. Insinuati ms Will Not I:. t::" :u led as Proof . To D)estroy the D)is p/ensary Prtof Musti be' F orthcomnirg. Editor Columbia ileccbrd: Periodically. !ike i1t all other epi demies, certain newspapers i South Carolina make spasmodic attacks upon the dispensary management. and charge all manner of high crimes and misdemeanors against the rtlicials re sponsible for its conduct. From the first establishment of the dispensary system in our state: I cannot call to mind a single administratioin but has been besmirched. We all remember how the charge of accepting rebates was made against Governor Tillman, and after his retirement Governor Evant, but his successors. all received their baptism of denunciation and abuse. It matters not how spotless a man's character might have been among his neigihbors, and who knew him from boyhood. just as soon as he accepts a position 'n any manner con nected with the dispensary a crusade of villification is started against him and his character is painted as black as night, and if the public heeded those reports, the people would believe that the only thing necessary to turn a saint into a sinner or steep an honest man in corruption. is to make him a mem ber of the state board. For about a year past the public has had a season of rest on the subject of dispensary corruption. 1 see that a new crusade has recently been started against cer tain members of the state board. and the character of these gentlemen is being bedaubed and bespattered with printers' ink. If a member of that .board is known to buy a milk cow. don :a clean collar, nail a few fresh pickets .on his front fence. or is seen with a .five dollar bill in pocket, the cry is raised that he has sold out to the li .quor dealers and is reeking with cor .ruption. how, Mr. Editor, I know person ally, nothing whatever of the dispen sary management. But it really seems to me that if, for more than ten long years, our state dispensary management has been a veritable ces pool of corruption-A twentieth cen tury Augean Stable-that some con clusive and convincing proof of the fact would have been adduced ere this, sufficient, at least, to conyince the reasoning and intelligent people of South Carolina that those charges of corruption were founded upon tangible evidence, and not on vague surmises. hatred and personal antagonism to the dispensary system. I have never as yet seen a particle of evidence brought .against any gentleman connected with the dispensary upon which a jury svould convict a free nigger, but the only and favored weapons of their as :sailants are inuendoes and surmises. Now, let us reason this thing. and see if the overwhelming preponder ence of testimony, so far form con iciting our dispensary otticials of bribery and corruption, proves them to be faithful, vigilant and trusty public servants, who have rendered v-alubale services to the state. I notice that every month old liquor houses are being dropped by the board and purchases made from new tirms. Often. after spending thousands of .dolars with a firm. it is entirely drop ped irom the list by the board. Now. you know there is nothing more jeal ous thaii rival business houses. and when one firm finds itself supplanted by another, is it not rational and rea :sonable to suppose that. had the rep resentative of sid house used upon members of the state board corrupt methods to secure patronage, it would have~ such knowledge as a lever to re tain the business'? It really seems that among the hundreds of whiskey dealers who have "gi~iven bribes"~ to those dispensary officials, one, at least. through a spirit of resentment. would have turned state's evidence and ex posed the whole busin~ess. There is an old adage that "Proof of the pudding is chewing the bag." It seems to me-that as a conclusive and ciinching answer to these charges .againstaIr dispensary otticials it is onloy ,necessary to refer to the mnagnitteent record made by those otticers-how the profits from the dispensary have in creased each quarter, until they t(oday far exceed even the most sanguine prophecies of its friends. Again, South Carolina is -now buying its lianors cheaper than any dealer or in stitution in the United States. as I am informed by a man who knows what he is talking about. D)istillers. in order to secure our state's patron age, are selling their goods at the slightest shade of a protit, and often at cost of production, in order to turn their surplus stock into ready cash. In truth and in fact, our present state board. in spite of these published charges of corruption. pays a less price for the same grades of liquor, with a government tax of $1.10 per gallon. than the state paid when the liquor tax was only 90 cents. And neither does this prove that the former dis pensary manag'ermfenit was corrupt. but simply that the present dispensary management is learning how and where to buy to advantage, and that zhev are the right men in the right place. Now, were the members of our state bo.ard so very venal atid corrupt. could its members not have conspired with ai few lea ding houses and kept up those old prices, and thus themselves pocket the thousands of dollars they are now saving the state and addinu~ to our 'hool fund? r'he people are reasonable anid ji st and judge a public servant biy his wvorks, and will never condeinm hiun upon the unsupported calumnmes (1 his enemies: and from the splened record made by the present membevrs of our state dispensary board, the people of South Carolina will exclaim: "Well done. thou god and faithf'ul servants 7 If those attacking the dispensary management can produce a sIigle reputable witness from the hudre of( ditlrlent. liquor houses that har sold goods t1 the state and who wi assert that any nember of our stat board has accept a bribe to promote p urchase, then 1 will demand that rigid investigation be made and th guilty party or parties be arraigne and punished. IBut it would be a grea outrage upon faithful and honest pul lie servants to thus mortify them o vague and unsupported charges i order to gratify the spleen of certai parties who have been enemies of th (dispensary system since the day of th enactment of the law. .J ustice. Spartanburg. S. C.. .1uly ii. 1 902. AN IMPORTANT WORK. The Etrollingr or the ('ontederat Soldiers and Sailors. The paper blank bocoks having no been sent to each county for distribt tion among the township committee: the work of perfecting the Confedel ate rolls of South Carolina is up t the people in the several townshit who are interested in seeing the evej lasting roll of honor made perfect. The general assembly approved ti money for carrying it out. Of cours nothing will be accomplished unles those in the State who are intereste --and they should be legion-undce take to do their part in their respet tive neighborhoods. In order to properly set the work i motion and put the people of t h State on r tice that the books at available the central committee ha sent out the following to the clerk of court of each of the counties, wh under the act of the legislature are t distribute the books. Dear Sir: Please read carefully er closed copy of an act approved 25t February. 1902, which prescribes you duties and compensation, etc., in mal ter of enrollment of Confederate vel erans by township and county. 1 order to carry out the provisions C this act I have shipped to you by e) press (charges prepaid) one county er rollneut book for each township i your county-please obtain from es press oitice and take charge of thi package. I would suggest that you get you county newspapers to announce as news item that you have receive these township enrollment books an urge the township enrollment co mmil tees to call and obtain them, So tha the enrollment may commence at one in every township and neighborhooc I believe also that the country paper at your request would cheerfully witt out charge call attention to the nece: sity of this enrollment being made a once. and also to the thoroughne and exhaustiveness of the plan o.f a' lowing each neighborhood and towr ship (those most interested) to enro. their own veterans. The books wer shipped to you on July 11th. 1902. 1 is hoped that the neighbors. kindre and friends of all living or dead vet erans will earnestly unite in aidin the surviving veterans .in prosecutin this enrollment at once. Very respectfully, Zimmerman Davis. Chairman. j). II. Means, Secretary. New York For Constables. Edward S. Burnham, chairmar and Frank Smith, secretary, of th South Carolina Pharmaceutical assc ciation. passed through Columbi Wednesday on their way to Greer ville, where an examination of appli cants for licenses to practice will b held Thursday and Friday. On th return trip, a conference will be hel with the governor with a view of ir teresting him in the enforcementc the law against those who are comr pounding and selling drugs withou having passed the required examina tion. It is proposed to have the dih pensary constables give some of thel time to suppressing the violation ( the pharmaceutical laws of the statt Burned at Stake. William Ody. a negro who attemp1 ed to assault Miss Virginia Tucker, c Clay ton Miss., was burned at the stake The assault was most brutal. Th young lady was riding in the countr wheni she was attacked and was s vilently pulled from the buggy b: the negro that both of her legs wer broken. The negro was captured an was held by a posse. Miss Tuckeri highly connected. She is at the poir of death as a result of her injuries The negro wvas soon captured and wa eld for a time in theC possession of posse of eitizens. They were unabhi however, to protect him and he wa taken from them. saturated with oi tied to a tree and burned Thursday. A Mystery. Late Friday afternoon on Cherr street in Nashville, Tenn.. Police man Walter E. .Jacobs shot twice an fatally wounded llenry F. Bleaumon1 a traveling salesman of this cit' Jacobs cla.ims Beaumont was advant ing on him with a butcher knife which was found where the wounde man fell, and that he had never see Beaumont until a half hour befort when the man met him and made threat, after which he walked awa' When they met again the shooting o< eurred. Fourteen Drowned. A 19-foot whaleboat containing 1 waiters and waitresses. emuplcod a the Oceanic house. Star Island. Isle( Show. N. Hi., who had gone outi the bay Thursday afternoon on a plea: ure trip in charge of Skipper F-re Miles. was capsized during a sudde squall and 14 of the occupants wel drowned. The other three were re: ued by fishermen who put out fro! the shure in their boats. Two of tl drowned were Iliarvard law st udeni trying to rescue others. Hobson Was There. Mr. Rlichmond Pearson Huobsoni hm added~ another to his already large at varied assortment of experiences. Ti acconts arc conflicting, out t his mlut appears to be agreed on. that at western res rt Ilubsin pulled a your womnouti OfI the water, savi::g hi ife. Whether she jumped in 11 river fromi a boat. daring I lobson1 saec her, as on" story goes. or wvhethi she fell in accidentally, the Nerrim:~ here being fortunaly nearby, does n< vet appear. Grasps Baltimore and Kills Twelve e People in Twenty Minutes. d - GREAT LOST OF PROPERTY. Gust Camtle Up Quite nt'expectetily Quickly. A Tiuching Incident. A lierce tornano, characterized 1y a wind storm of extraordinary velocity. thunder, vivid lightning and a1 heavy rain. suddenly burst upon I;:UlI utmore at 1. :o p. mn.. Sunday c oin1rg from southwest, with the net resut litat I eleven persons lost their lives. hun - dreds of houses were unroofed. trees in the public parks and streets were torn up by the roots, many buildings were datm:ged and stveral people injured. s The strim: exhauisted its tury in less than ifteen minutes. T he damage done in the b:siness e portion of the city was conparitively e slight. being confined to their blowing sdown of signs and injLtri-s to roors. It di was in the residence portions of the city a'lo.n the river fr;oi:t aitd in the Larber where the wind spent its vio ence. Of those who perished nine I were drowned in i he harbor from eoen e boats. one was ki ed by a faliinig tree O and one by a live wire. Ti e foliownmg .s is a lit of the killed: I ) k'V we ini( the harbor: lioy Bate 1 m:n. 12 .dears old: .Joseph Pain. It years old: Cial aii, f$ years old: rho~mas Co ioll :1 years oid: H larry McCormick. 1" :cars old: Mls. Mary i b Schuler. :6 years old: hlarry S, Schu r ler. 10 months old: Ojive SbIiset . years old: Charles Schuler. 7 }ears old: Killed by falling tree: Wuliiam n Cornish. colored. I gilled by live wire: Charles Schae fer. The first three victims on the above n list were in a rowboat on the river with three other companions. When the storm broke the boat was capsiz ed, three being drowned and three be r ing resuced by the tugboat Edna V. a George. The boy killed by a live wire d in company with two other boys had d gone into a shed for protction when the shed blew down and a live wire t fell op ope of them, resulting in his e death. The drowning of Mrs. Schuler and I her children was the most pathetic I I incident of the hurricane, Michael - Schuler with his wife and three chil t dren accompanied by his brother-in S law Joseph Cooper, and his wife had 1 -rone out into the harbor for a sail in 1 - a 3u-' gut boat. When the storm came , Schuler and Cooper took in the sails. 1 e Schuler sent his wife and children into t the little cabin and he stood at the I , tiller to keep the vessel's head toward 1 the wind. A. sudden gust of wind threw the boom of the vessel around, knocked Schuler down and pinned him to the deck. Another gust capsized the boat, releasing Schuler, who with Cooper and the latter's wife were thrawn into the water, leaving Mrs. Schuler and her children.I Cooper saved himself and hlis wife 1 by hanging to the bottom of the over turned boat, and Schuler saved him self in the same way, after making 1 frantic eiforts to get at his imprisoned. . wife and children. A crew from the e schooner Edward H. Hunt rescued e Schuler and Cooper and his wife and towed the capsize(d craft to the wharf . where she was righted and the dead f bodies of Mrs. Solluler and her thlree - children were taken from the cabin. tThomas Carroll with four other -young men- were out in the harbor . with a rowboat which was capsized r Carroll was drowned whlile his four .fcompanions clung to the rudder of the Merchant and Mliners steamship Chat ham, from which perilous position they were rescued by the tug Mary. Act or Demented Man. SHenry F. King, 30 years old, entered the ottice of the Foundling asylum at ~New York Thursday afternoon and shot two sisters of charity, lHe then ran into the grounds of the inlstitu tion and shot himself in the left breast, making only a tiesh wound. King was taken to a police court 1 where lie was committed without ball sfor an examination Saturday. The in tjured sisters are Sister Angelo. -15i years~ old, shot in the right arm, and s iter Cecila. 30 years old, shlot in the let arm and side. Neither was fatal-( ly13 hurt. King, who has been a tie squent visitor to the Foundling asy lunm, is believed to be demented. Hie sutfered for some ti me from. melan choia. When he was arraigraed King said he had begged the authorities of the Foundling asylum to give him in d formation about his birth, but that they had refused to do so. This so angered him, he said, thlat he did not know what he was doing. King came to New York in 189S from Baltimore and commenced a search for the idlen tity of his parents. A Young Fiend. a Willie Cannon, a 15-y.ear-old negro -hoy-. was arrested Thursday muornin~g -at Birmninghlam, Ala. lie confesses that he has killed four babies, one white and three colored, the last be ing K~atie Crumley. whose death has 6 engaged the attention of the coroner t for some days. >f H~e claims to hlave killed the whlite n child at Gurnee some months ago by dashingi its brains out against a tree. dAtlHelena, he claims to have n drowned alittle child. -e A Cahaba to have killed one with nH i eing held pending an inves e tiaton of statements. Fell Eighty Feet.] Wile a bridge force was working in a Norfolk and Western railway L trestle over lleed creek. two miles west d o Wyxtheville Virginia Thursday. the te scatoling gave way. precipitatirng h Alen G~rubb, James W\. Smlith], Steph a n Grger, William Hicks and JIohni g 'Ileienizec. the latter a foreman. $0 :r eet below into the creek, Smith's ehead was crushed by striking a bed (ot .rocks. Grubb anid McKenzie are be h ieved to have :veived injuries that ewill prove fatal. Greeger aind Hieks t were only slightly hurt, All of the, mn leave familics TILLMA.N TO FIGHT McLAURIN. It is Said Hae Mav Tr'y to 1Defeat 111. Col league as .1 uige. A Washington special to the Balti fnore Sun says: The end of the hitter and sensa tional tight bet'veen Senators Benja nin 1. Tillman and .John L. McLau rin. of South Carolina, is not yet. senator Tillman says he will oppose in the floor of the senate his col eague's appointment to the United tates coiurt of claims bench. Ile iurtherinore says lie will not conIin:e his opposition to the executive ses ;ion. but that he intends to say in I :pen senat'. and say plai nly, why his illeague should ntil be con irmedi as i jddge. Mr. Tillman says lie proposes to place in the Record all the allegat ions Lhat have been made charging Seniia tor McL:zurin with betraying his party. and in addition to his own per (onal criticism and his own reasons or denying McLauiin's coniirmnation for a. life-long positior.. Friends of both senators now say that should Tillman carry put his threats it would only serve to renew the bitte.e fss of tihe light, y; hich last' winter rusuled in; hand to hind ncounter on the !toor of this susute whilc in session. Oi this acetunt Whe president has been grged to give 4enatur McLaiurin some position out ;ia the judiciary, for Tillmnan has :old his friiends that Ile wogld not :arry his oppQsition tq an apppint nent that was not t& tha hencli, The president is said to be consii ning this view pf the situation and ;ome other gppointimeflt is not im )ossible. With the Dempratic up )oition against Senator jMc aurln, t was said today that there is grave loubt if he cold be confirmed as a udge of thie tourt of claims. MILDLY ImAfINATIVE. A Story Some Charleston Inventive Genius Sent Out. The following is a story that is go ng the rounds of the press outside the state in the form of a special sent out roni Charleston: Hub H. Evans, a director of the tate dispensary who whipped an edi or a day or two ago, has the reputa ion of having knocked out John L ullivan in a barroom row. "He was in a saloon some years ago vhen Sullivan walked in. The pggilist lad been drinking and was in one of uis characteristic mloods. "Several men were lined up at the ar, among whom was Fvans, Without i word Sullivan gave one sweep with lis right arnm and knocked down all of he drinkers with the exception of Svans. The dispensary director was it the end of the counter and beyond each of the tighter's arm, "When Evans did not fall with the >thers Sullivan looked surprised and nade a lunge at aim. Evans swung 11s right tist at Sullivan's jaw and roh L. went down in a heap. Friends used in to prevent further hostili ies, and Evans was asked if he knew he man he had struck. He did not. "'Why, that's John L. Sullivan, he prize-fighter,' he was told. "The story is that Evans reached n his pocket for his pistol and waited or another attack. The affair was >eacefully settled, however, and later n the evening the two men drank a iottle o~f wine. "F .ins has a reputation of being ~bsolutely fearless. Years ago there vas a warrant out for the arrest of ormer United States Senator John L. I. Irby at Laurens. The officers vere afraid to serve it, when Evans rolunteered to put the big man under rrest. "Simply to show his strength, the lispensary director, after knocking lown the editor the other day, picked ui np, placed him carefully across 1s lap and gave him a spanking." Our Boys Ahead. Congressmaa Samuel W. T. Lan am, of Weatherford, Texas, was rursday nomiinated for goivernor of hat State by acclamation by the tate D~emocratic Convention in ses ion at Galveston. Congressman Lan am was born in Spartanburg County n 1s46i and moved to Texas in 1869. le began thme practice or law and at nce rose to a high place in his pro ession. For 18 years he has repre ented the 8th Congressional district f his State in Congress. lHe is a rother oif l)i'. .1. M. Lanhanm, Mrs. V. 4I. Rogers and Mrs. 3. L. Allen, of his county, and an uncle of Dr. J1. I. Xllen, of this city. Congressman Lanhamn's m a n y ~riends here will be glad to hear- of the isti nguished honor conferred upon mim by thle people of his adopted state. His election as governor is cer ain and it is not improbable that he -ill r-ise from that chair to the United states Senate. -Spartanburg Journaul. Another Mine Disaster. The magazine on the twelve hun oot level of the Daly West mine at Park City, Utah, exploded early Wed esday while a hundred and fifty men vere at work in the mine, which is )ne of the largest silver producers in Utah. Twenty-four men were killed ear the entrance and twenty-one vere fatally injured and have been 'emoved. A hundred and fifty re nain in on the inside whose fate is .nknown. The tunnel is full of gas, md it is impossible to penetrate far .nto the mine. All available physi ians have been hurriedly sent to the cne. Bands of volunteer nurses .ave been organmzed to treat the~ younded. Blown Up By D)ynamite. .ohn Savach, a Slav, aged 36, was nstantly killed; Roger Harvey. Sr., uged ->5. seriously and John Yelis ;lightly injured by an explosion of inamite in No. 34 mine of the Ber vind-White Coal Mining company at Windbar, Pa., about noon Wedne'sday. Svach was preparing a stick of dyna mite for use when from some un known cause it exploded together with 16 rticks wvhich were lying near ey Savach was blown to pieces WORK OF TEACHES.) Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, of Newberry Col lege, Elected President OF TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. Meetings of' the Accessory Associa tions Are Being lIeld and Much Interest M1anIliat'esel. The ::1st annual meeting of the State 'Ieachers' Association convened \ecinesdazy eveninu in the auditorium (,' Winthro) College, at Rock l1il. Leading educators fromn all parts or Soultl Carolina were in attendance. The addresses on the programme have been particularly strong and the dis cussio(n provoked and led by them has been such as to show that the tea" ers of the State intend, along educa tional lines at least. to be t.h.; molders Qf public opinion. BUSINESS MEETIN =. The assoiation was called to order gg, the evening of the 15th with Presi dent E. I..' Hughes in the chair. .An oirganigatlon win perrected arid theI folloying st:pdi:g conittees ap pointed; On Constitution and hiylaws --Supt. W. Il. lland. of Chester: Supt. 1I. T. Maker, of Lancaster. and Miir. I. t. Aygocl. (n Pminatios--Iron. A. G. Ilen bert, of Wolford College; Supt. E. i. Wallace; St pt. .T. C. Cork,' of Ihock Hill; Miss Na;nnie Major, of Green wood, and Miss Minnie Ui. , Auditing tominttluee-Prof. R. Means Davis, F. I. Minnant and R. L. Douglas. Memorial Committee-=Pros, D. B. Johnson, Mlss Hattie K. Pope and Mrs. Anna M. Hard, Resolutions--Prof. Patterson Ward law, Supt, B. L. Jones and Miss Mar garet Anderson. President Hughes then delivered the annual address. taking as his subject, and discussing it in a thoughtful and interesting manner, "Some Educa tional Fallacies." Thursday morning, after some pleas ant introductory remarks by President Hughes, Dr. George B. Cromer, presi dent of Newberry College, delivered an address on "A Campaign for Educa tion." It would be well if this schol arly -and forceful address could be given here. in full for the benetit of the friends of education in the State. A high tribute tp the speech and to the one delivering it nis paA by President H. N. Snyder, of Wotford College. President Snyder then led the discussion on "S'ime Points of Progress." Some of the points brought )ut by various gentlernen were in re tard to new buildings. additional teachers, increase in sohool funds, im proved rural schools, increased inter st in schools, larger enrollment, bet ter attendance on summer schools, longer terms, college enrollment and higher standards in high schools and :olleges. Educational issues were then dis :ussed in a lively manner, the follow ing gentlemen taking part: President D. B. Johnson, Superintendent W. H. [aud, Mr. Marshall Moore of Green wood, Dr. James P. Kinard, County Superintendent E. B. Wallace, Mr. W. 3. McGhee, Superintendent W. K. ate, Superintendent Frank Evans, Prof. Patterson Wardlaw, Prof. A. G. Rembert, Dr. H enry Louis Smith of Davidson college, and Prof. R. Means Davis. 3ome of the issues discussed were compulsory education, expert supervision, improving ot county teachers, whether the association should take part in politics, industrial training, distribution of dispensary proits, a uniform requirements for ad mission to colleges, a State journal for teachers and consolidation of rural schools,* A~t the afternoon session Mr. C. A. Woods of Marion. S. C., delivered a most able and timely address, taking for his subject "~Where the Lapse in Education Occ~urs." President H ughes then introduced Mr. Lewis W. Parker of Greenville, who spoke in a forceful, practical manner on "Cotton Mills and Schools." Thursday night, after a short recess following a business session, Dr. Henry Louis Smith, president of D~avidson college, was introduced and dlelivered an eloquent, masterly address on "Thei Life and Death of a World." Reports of various committees were then made and the session adjouned. TnE NEW OFFICERS. The following olficers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: President-Dr G. iB. Cromer, New berry college. Vice presidents-1. W. K. Tate, Charleston; 2. A. J. Thackston Or angeburg: 3. .J. K. Owens. Rock 11111. Members of Executive Committee- - Miss A. A. Dunbar, Winthrop college: Henry C. Davis Columbia. Thursday the association city boards and superinteudents met with the vice president, W. '4. McGhee In the chair in the absence of President Andrew C. Moore. A mong others present were Mayor A. B. Stuckey and Mr. C. M. urst of Sumter: W. L. Rtoddey, Col. Iredel Jlones and Mayor Waters of Rock 11111: Mr. S. IH. Edmunds of Sumter and Mr. WV. L. Glaze of Or angeburg. All these gave interesting discussions. The presence here of Senator Till man and other members of the board o trustees of Winthrop college, to gether with members of other col leges in the State has added an addi tional interest to the summer school happenings. Senator Tillman dIned with Charleston teachers and seemed to be entertaining them greatly with his jokes and sarcastic rejoinders as to certain phases of the race for sen aLr from Charleston county. -Column bia State. Officer Killed by Outlaw. While attempting to arrest Charlev Johnson, an alleged outlawv wanted upon the charge of murder, J. T. Flanders, a deputy sheriff, was shot and instantly killed by Johnson near Swainsboro, Ga., Thursday whom he hadl overtaken upon a public road. A pse is in pursnit of .Johnson. A MURDER MYSTERY. A Man Cut to Death on the Street in Orangeburg by Unknown Parties. A special from Orangeburg says: A very mysterious murder occurred on Russell street between Market and lroughton, on Saturday night about eleven o'clock. The victim was Isaac Smith, a quiet, inoffensive colored I man, who was about forty years of age. Ile was walking down Russell street towards the St. Joseph Hotel in company with Yorick IIay, also colored, and when near Robin son's bakery he discovered that he had been stabbed and was bleeding very freely. lie turned around and walked back up the street, and when C hw got in front of .l. W. :Sok's hard- e ware store he tell from lss of blord . Ile was taken up and carried to the corner Of Church and Ilussell street, where he was attended by 1)r. T. C. D'yle. who did all he could to relieve the unfortunate man. After being i treated by Dr. Doyle he was taken to h his house (in lriggman street wiher~e he died on Sunday muning at ine - o'clock. IHay. Wyho was with Smith when t he was stabbed. prepte;ids to know practiealby nothing about the matter, a but said lIe was sure nu white man had dore the stazbhing. He says truly t three men passed them wyho could have possibly done the deed, arid they ! were all colored. ibay, it seems, has told several talas about the affair. t which lead to his arrest. The stab which caused Smith's death was in the groin iade apparently by thel blade of a small pocket knife, which evered the superticial femiaral artery, 1 which caused death as above stated. it seemas that very little attention was paid to the wounded man by - those who were near 11im until lie fell from loss of blood, Then inquiry was .ade by passers by as to who the 4 wounded man was and how came he d o be hurt. It will be seen that the killing of this innocent man is wiapped in considerable mystery, s which we hope will be unraveled and n he guilty party caught and punished. n About two hours before Smith was s ;tabbed there had been an incipient t; riot between some white men and ne roes on Russell street not far from where Smith was stabbed, but he had h othing to do with this row. It is iot an easy matter to get at the prim- a try facts what caused the raw and by c whom particularly it was s.tarted it s supposed. however, to boye qrigi ated'in a ditticulty bietween a negro a md strange white men who are here .nder Foreman Haynes of the Atlanta :onstruction department of the Bell Ielephone company stringing cables or the local exchange. It is charged t hat the same parties have on e.yeral V >ccasions heretofore raised disturbance l with negroes on the streets witho ut b he slightest cause. And it may be l tdded that th'' negroes were at no n rime the aggressors nor did t:hey give my cause for the attack Saturday b iight. This is the evidence of those who saw the most of the row. What connection this row, and the g )ad blood it naturally engendered, $ bad to do with the stabbing of Smith, f any, is hard to determine. Just be- o ore the unfortunate stabbing a police nan's whistle was blown at the cor 1r of Russell and Market streets, and he crowd from the lower end of Rus ~ell street rushed up the street to thea oint where the sound of the whistleh ~ame from. This crowd is said toh mxve been composed largely of negroes, d id it was while they were passing ~ smith that the stabbing was done. When it was done he was quietly r alking along the Street. An inquest ~ was held over the-body on Sunday af ~ernoon, but nothing could be learnedt romn any of the witnesses thaat would ive a clue to the guilty party. TheC vitnesses were in the main negroes nd it appears that Smith himself said I hie man who cut him did so as he rant ass him in the direction of the whis ~le. There wvas no ante-mortem state nent taken, it seems, but Smith is 'epresented as saying that lhe did not ~ecognize the man who cut him, and e ppared doubtful as to whether the party was white or colored. OIL fI OCONEE.V ii n D~iscoveredt in a Rather Peculiarg Manner by a F'armier. n li The people of Oconee are greatly d xcted over the discuovery of oil in te southwestern part of the county p >n the farm of a Mr. .J. 1B. McJunkin. a rho discovery was made in a rather h peculiar manner. A tree growing t iar the house was struck, by light aing nearly every time a thunder P stormi visited the region. 0 Three weeks ago D~r. Boland, a ;klled mineralogist, representing an ~ xtensive oil company in Philadelphia, r Jappened to stop at Mr. McJunkin's U :ome, and his attention was at once irawn to this tree. After an investi- t ;tion of the surroundings the doctor old Mr. McJunkin that appearances d .ndintea petroleum in abundance and 11 insisted upon Immediate examination, t which was reluctantly granted. The t' 'ineralogist bought the tree, had it e lug up and paid for its delivery at the o ailroad. consigning it to his company c n Philadelphia, and e once had a pit g sght feet deep dug in search of what P 2e termed the petroleum blossom, whch lie found corroborated his first 11 mpressions. What will be the out- t ome, or how it may culminate, Is left C o extravagant conjecture, but D)r. e Boland evidently Is in earnest and de ~lares that appearances indicate a laily output of more than three hun ired barrels of refined oil. j Went to a Hot Place. Ih A well known and highly respected s Breworks manufacturer died recently in the north of England and his wife ~ >riereo a very expensive tombstone to s be erected In his memory. She wasb very much perturbed, for no epitaph t submitted to her did she consider suit- t ible. After a prolonged and diligent 0 search she discovered one she thought a o be appropriate on the tombstone of g iprminent musician in a Manchesters ~emetery. On the memorial stone of I' ~hs noted fireworks manufacturer it IP s stated so that he who runs may read h ~hat, "Ie has gone to the one place n .vhier his works are excelled:" THE STATE CROPS. rhey Are Recovering from the Receni Severe Setback. CORN HAS BEEN INJURED. 'he Excessive Heat and Dryness Has Affected All Crops More or Less. Tobacco Perma nently Hurt. The following is the weekly bulletin f the condition of the Wealth and rtps issued Wednesday by )irector ,aier of the South Carolina sectin he climate and crop service of the nited States weather bureau. Thic temperature for the week end ig Monday, July 14, averaged nearly orinal, with a weekly mean of about I degrees. The ligrhest maximum as 108 degrees at Stalvey on the 6th, he lowest minimum 66 degrees at iberty on the L:th. The sunshine veraged nearly ncrmal, with gener ly cloudy weather prevailing duriug !Ie closini days of the week. Diesirue ive, high winds accompanied thunder orms in ick;ens, Newberry, ('iester elcd counties. that damaged c'.rn and 't"tun over small areas, Scattered light showers occurred on ,e th and Sth, and during the re aincler of the week at some point or hits, each day, with heavy rains ter the southeastern portions on the =th, that broke the severe drought hich prevailed in that portion of the tate. Other points in the northern, mtral and western connties also had eavey rains over limited areas. Tbe reatest amount for the week w.s 9? Inches at Cheraw. Although rought conditions have been greatly lieved, nevertheless there remain rge areas where the rainfall was in iilcient, and where crops continue to red rain. These areas are at con ned to any particular section of the ate, but occur in almost every coun The effects of last week's excessive sat and dryness are reflected in this eek's reports, but in places where co ios rains fell there already has been partial recovery, except where the -ops was ruined. Corn was severely injured by last eek's weather, and some fields of old id very young corn were ruined, es cially over the eastern portions of the State; but where not too near aturity, it has improved recently, d again looks promising, although ie exceedingly bright prospects of a w weeks ago have been permanently jured. Early corn has all been laid ' in good condition, while late bottom ,nd and stubble corn are growing tely. Cotton received a severe set-back, it is slowly recovering, except on ndy soils, where the plants are shed ng leaves and squares, and have be in to rust, and are blossoming to the p. Hall damaged cotton in sections Abbevilfe, Newberry, -Pickens, iesterfield and Chester counties. Boll ors have appeared in Anderson. In meral, cotton is blooming freely and uiting heavily, although the plants e undersized as a rule. Sea island tton was greatly benefited by the avy rains along the coast. Tobacco was injured by the heat and cought, and it is too nearly matured be benefited by the weather now revailing. Cutting and curing made Lpid progress, and the crop is being arketed. Rice shared in the general deteriora on, and has also become infested ith caterpillars in Colleton and eorgetown counties. Peas look well. any sweet potato slips recently ansplanted died from the effects of 1e heat, and slips for planting are xeedingly scarce. THE NATIONAL REPORT. The following is the national weath bureau's weekly summary of crop >n:tions: Very favorable temperatures pre iled during the week ending July 14, iall districts east of the Rocky ountains except the central and east ulf States. The latter have suffered )mewhat from excessive heat, but ave received much needed rainis, re eving to a great extent the severe rought. The corn crop, as a whole, in the rincipal States has made very fa'.or ble progress. In the southern States tte corn has improved somewhat, but .e early corn crop is very poor. Winter wheat harvest is about comn leted, except in the northern portion the winter wheat belt. Spring wheat is now heading in the orthern portion of the spring wheat ~gion and the general outlook contin es promising. Oats continue in promising condi A general hnprovement in the con ition of cotton is indicated, although the central and eastern districts 2e plant is small, and blooming to > is extensively reported. In Texas, cept in the region of drought which mprses less than 10 per cent. of the tton areas the crop has made rapid rowth and in many sections the crop rospects are fiattering. Tobacco is doing well, though small i the middle Atlantic States. Cut ng and curing are in progress in the arolinas and some of the early plant 3 in Tennessee is ready for topping. Lynched for Wife Murder. Joshua Anderson was taken from il at Owensboro, Ky.. early Thurs ay morning by a crowd of men and anged to the crossbeam of the city ales. Wednesday night Anderson ent to the home of his wife, three iles from town, called her out and 3ot her three times, intsantly killing er. The :i ehers battered down e prison door, and while some went >the prisoner's cell to lead him out, hers of the mob surrounded the jailer ad his family to prevent them from iving the alarm. Andersoni was on secured and in a few moments as led across the street from the rison where a rope was placed about is neck and he was hanged. The ob then dispersed quietly. No ar st have been made. THE OLD CONFEDS. The Coming Reunion of the Veterans at Greenville. I THE USUAL ORDERS ISSUED. Greenville Veteran to be Chief of Staff. The Annual Order. Miss Lumpkin to Speak Again. The time for the .annual reunion of the Confederate veterans of the South Carolina division to be held at Green ville is rapidly approaching, and Gen. Thomas W. Carwile, commanding the diviion, is hastening the preparations for the gathering of the old soldiers. The annual orator has been selected and Miss Elizabeth Lumpkin, the * charming young woman who won the hearts of the veterans at the reunion in Clunbia and made herself famous as an orator. who has just been elected teacher of elocution at Winthrop col lege, has been selected to welcome the old soldiers on the part of the Daugh ters of the Confederacy. Here is Gen. Carwile's general reunion order which has just been issued from his head quarters in Edgefield and which he asks all county papers to copy: Headquarters S. C. Div. U. C. V., Edgetield, S. C., 15th July, 1902. General Order No. 2. 1. Having been appointed major general to succeed Gen. C. I. Walker, promoted to pommand the department Army of Northern Virginia by the commanding general in general order . No. 286, I hereby assume command of the South Carolina division, U. C. V. 11. Tb South Carolina division, U. C. V.. will meet in Greenville, S. C., at their annual reunionon the 6th, 7th and 8th of August, 1902. The convention will be called to order at 11 o'clock a. m., at hall designated by the Greenville committee, all veterans are earnestly requested to attend this meeting as year by year, our numbers are growing less. Il. Commanders of all Camps composing this division will call them together at once and elect delegates to attend said reunion. IV. The commanding general re grets to call attention to a large num ber of camps who are in arrears as to dues, both to the general headquarters at New Orleans, and also to the divi sion headquarters. These dues are small and should be paid at once. No camp will be allowed a vote who is in arrears to either the general head quarters or division during the con vention. V. Col. J. M. Jordan of CampPul liam. Greenville, S. C., who will act as chief of staff during the reunion at Greenville to whom all dues may be remitted. VI. It is with pleasure that I an nounce to the veterans that our com rade, Col. Robert Aldrich of Barnwell, S. C., will deliver the annual address and that Miss Lumpkin of Columbia S. C., will welcome the veterans in be half of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. - VII. All railroads have given the low rate of one cent a mile for each way traveled. By order of Thos. W. Carwile, Major General Commanding South Carolina Division, U. C. V. J. M. Jordan, Acting Chief of Staff. HARTZOG WAITED. Offered the Presidency of' Arkansas College. President Hartzog of Clemson Col lege has been officered the presidency of the Arkansas State College. Noth ing was known of the matter untithe governor returned to Columbia Thurs day and opened his mail and tele grams. In the bundle he found a dis patch from Governor Davis of Arkansas, which together with the re ply sent the governor of Arkansas is incorporated in the following dispatch which the governor at once sent to President Hlartzog at Clemson Col lege: To 11. S. Hartzog, Clemson College, S. (2.: I have just received the following from Governor Davis of Little Bock, Ark.: "If you back President Hartzog of Clemson College, your state, please have him wire me acceptance presi dency of Arkansas State College. Please do so at once." I have sent him the following reply, just having received his message: "Your telegram just received. I heartily endorse President Hartzog and regard him as a competent, nigh toned, Christian gentleman, and re commend him without reservation as thoroghly competent and proper man for the position as president of yomi - college." Do as he requests if you care to. M. B. McSWEENEY, Governor. A North Dakota Storm. Reports, belated because of tele graph wires being down, announce the destruction of three towns, and a great loss of life as the result of a tornado which swept northeastern North Dakota Wednesday night. B~roux. Thompson and Emerado City were razed. The storm came from the Canadian border, sweeping a cat te.train bodily from the tracks. The path of the storm was unusually wide The exact loss of life and damage unknown. Killed by Assassins. Dr. J. M. Gary and Lee Eagle were shot to death Thursday night at Groveton, Texas, while standing near. the local hotel. Both of them received a bullet in the stomach. James Wil lims. sitting in his room in the hotel, was struck by a stray bullet. There is no clew as to who did the shooting. Gives Up Its Dead. The body of David F. Kronacher, assistant paymaster U. S. N., who was drowned Saturday night near Ocean View, was found Wednesday. The face had been badly disfigured by rabs.