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________I - - - - 9 REIARKABLE SCENE Senator Ben. Tilman's Retact t Senator Redfield Proctor. ON THE FLOOR OF THE SEN TE The Sprinattield. Muss., ItepublicaT Stresses the Incident to the Disadvantare oIfhe New Englander. A remarkable episode is embedded in the Congressional Record of Jan. uary 29. Let us observe the scene &I presents. The senator from Vermont Mr. Proctor, had the floor. He is a fair representative of New England. Debating with him was the senatoi from South Carolina, Mr. Tillman who happens to be more associated it the public mind with the defense o: lynch law than any other senator Senator Tillman has often justitiet violent acts toward the negro race. These facts tend to make the encoun ter between New England and Souti Carolina on the floor of the sen it( impressive, for the subject under dis cussion was peculiarly an issue of law lessness and even savagery. The senator from New Englavd hac read to the senate the statement b3 Capt. Cornelius M. Brownell, late cap tain of Co. K. 26th volunteer infantry confessing and justifying his act ir torturing to death the insurgent Fili pino priest known as Father Augustin. The statement was read in full, and the remarks that followed were made with full knowledge of Capt. Brown ell's declarations. Brownell gave a detailed description of the torture, which is absolutely forbidden by the articles of war under which the Uni ted States army is governed during hostilities, and which the world re gards as a crime against civilization. Some extracts may serve to show the character of Capt. Brownell's opera tions: C , Knowing that there was on deposit in the city of Iloilo a large sitm of money awaiting his order at the r cantile house of Hoskyn & Co., the banking houses of the Hong-kong and Shanghai banking corporation, and the Banquo Espanol, Iinsisted that he would be obliged to deliver orders fox this money to me. The time given him having expired without result, he was brought int( my presence and that of other officer. and ,enlisted men and told that he would be blindfolded and the watei cure administered until he acceded t( my request. The water cure was administered for a short time. He still insisted that it belonged tC the pope at Rome..... The cure was continued. Under this physical torture, whict was applied three times, the priest fi nally signed the orders for the paymen1 of the money which was in the variow banks. But Capt. Brownell was not satisfied. Be then demanded that the priest disclose the hiding place of one Quintin Salas. Now came the final tragedy, which under any possible in terpretation of military law was mur der: He (the priest) was in a dejected mood, despondent, thoroughly discour aged. He told me that he had better be dead, and wished he might die. .. . I give him until a certain hour to con sider whether he would disclose thih hiding place or not. At the expira tion of this time he declined to dis close Salas' whereabouts. I finally ordered that the cure b4 again administered tobim and stepped into an adjoining room. In a very short time .. . I was warned by a disturbance in the roorn where the prisoner was that some thing was: wrong and upon entering the room the man was dead. Never, of course, was, there a cleare. case for a physician in determining the cause of a death. Father Augustir died under torture. Yet, accordinj to Capt. Brownell's statement, thi post 'surgeon immediately came in looked at the corpse, and decided that the priest had died from "fatty de generation of the beart, and frort complete collapse and mental anguisi over the exposure of his criminal life.' That was the surgeon's little joke, bul it was of the sort of humor that may best be described as mockery. Now, the United States senate having healrd all these facts as related by Brownell, was then a listener t< this remarkably preverted or remark ably impudent expression of the cap tain's views on his own case: The water cure was administerec by my order several times to different natives. . . . I do not and neve: have believed it crutel or harbarous ir any manner, and whenever it uecamn necessary, in my judgment. to admin ister it, the men chosen for that dut3 were chosen with a view to havini - only intelligent, careful, humane mer perform the operation. Senator Redfield Proctor when thb ~reading had ended, stood on his fee and said: "I propose to make a de ifense of Capt. Brownell. In his posi tion he was fully justified in taking :any steps he saw proper for the sa~fet; of his command. Father Augustli might have been tried by a drumheat courtmfartial and shot or hung." An< that was New England speaking ii defense of hideous torture, which re sulted in murder, as a means of war fare. Up arose-whomy The senr tor from South Carolina, and he aimi ed at the New Englander a thrus that should have cut to his soul: --If the senator will permit me, have only to say that for the honor': the American republic and the hono of the American army. I would to Go Father Augustin had been shot by cc der of a drumhead courtmartial rathe than be tortured to death to get tt money from him." It may be repeated that this was remarkable scene in the United State senate. A New Englander justifyin both torture and lawlessness im tb army: a South Carolinian. who cfte defends lynch law at home, rebukin with withering irony and crushin force the New England "conscience. 31r. Proctor'sbold defense of Browne was an abomination which assails to wholetructure of law and order, nC to say sim ple humanity, in his own Scountry: and it seems like an inspira tioln that of all senators Mr. Tilimuan should have faced the Vermonter with that terriic reto)rt.--Springtield (M.ass.) Republican. A BIG FEE. A Young Kentucky Lawyer Who Struck It Rich. A young Kentucky lawyer, Captain C. C. Calhoun of Lexington, has re centlV grown rich from a single fee. Captain Calhoun, as the special attor ney for the state of Kentucky, recent ly delivered to the state authorities a certified check on the United States treasury for $1,323.999.85. The Louis ville correspondent of the Chicago Chronicle says: 'He got the money due to the state for equipping union soldiers during the civil war. A year ago Captain Calhoun. a poor. but bright young lawyer, appeared before Governor leckhan and said that much money was due the state from 1 the government. The governor said: All right, Calhoun, I'll appoint you to represent the state and if you collect you may get a fee of 10 per cent. Young Calhoun was without funds, but he set to work at his task and spent many months in Washing ton looking through musty records of the-civil war claims. After weeks of tedious work he secured facts and guides which proved that the govern ment did owe the commonwealth of Kentucky the amount named. He then set to work to have the claim al lowed. The proof was so positive that he succeeded in having the claim included in the general deficiency bill, which was passed by congress and signed by the president last week. and Captain Calhoun's fee, which will be paid to him, amounts to $132.400. Captain Calhoun has just married and will purchase a big blue grass farm near Lexington. He will continue to practice law, however" Torn Stamps Not Good. The postoffice departmeut has un der preparation a small book, to be is sued to patrons of the postoffiles throughout the country, which will contain a great amount of information regarding the business of the postotlice which is not generally known. The book will be. in a measure, a book of instruction as to how to trausact busi ness with the postoffice. One of the things to be treated will be the use of mutilated stamps on letters. It is not generally known to users of post age stamps that a torn or defaced stamp cannot be used. Persons who have torn stamps in their possession have been in the habit of pasting the two pieces together and thus placing it on a letter. ?his is prohibited in the postal regulations, and the person who uses such a stamp runs the risk of not having his or her letter deli ver ed. Sometimes the stamps are so well repaired that the tear escapes de tection, but should the rent in the stamp be found by the postal officials it is of no value. The book will also contain information regarding the registry and money order syst'ems. A New River Boar. Mr. W. B. Smith Whaley and other officers of the Olymphia, Granby and Richland cottop mills and alsoG con nected with the Columbia and Gecrge town steaniboat company, have closed a contract with the Stevens Merrill engineering company of Jacksonville, Fla.. for the construction of $40,000. steel-hulled freight boat to be ready by November 1. The boat will be used for carrying cotton goods to Georgetown for shipment to northern oints and it is estimated that freight rates will be reduced from 41 cents per hundred to 30 cents per hundred. The boat will be a double-decker, hav ing a capacity of 200 bales and draw three feet of water. The name will be Washington A. Clark after the presi dent of the Carolina National bank of this city who has always been promi nently identified with Columbia's progress. Use oflnjunctions. D. F. Bradly, president of the Iowa college, submits to an Iowa papet two questions, as follows: 1. if a Judge may enjoin union labor from ordering a strike, why may he not upon appli cation enjoin capitalists against reduc tion of wages, or other acts alleged to be oppressive to labory' 2 If it is good law for United States courts to inter vene in behalf of interstate railroads why is it not good law for the same courts to redress grievan es of employ es engaged in interstate commerce? Tbe Sioux City Journal in reply to these questions says that "the obvious answer in both queries is that an in junction in one case would be just as logical as in the other." And yet we do not recall an instance where a fed eral judge has applied the writ of in junction in this way to corporations. A Cruel Practice. Docking horses, cutting their tails off, is an abominal habit among fashionable people in the large cities. The Societies for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals often cause the arrest of poor men dependent upon their daily labor for a living, who are found driving a bruised or sore horse or witha too heavy a load on the wag on, but we have never heard of their causinar the arrest of a fashionable man or woman for driving a bobtailed horse, deprived of his best defense against pestiferous tiles. - They Can Strike. A dispatch from St. Louis says the injunction issued March 3, by J1udge Elmer B. Adams of the United States district court, at the instance of the Wabash Railroad company otticials to restrain the Brothierhoo.ds of Rallway fTrainmen and Firemen from ordering a strike on that system, was dissolved Wednesday in a decision handed down by .Judge Adarns, a week after the hearing of arguments for and against ethe removal of the legal obstacle. A Big Strike. Ten thousand bitumn ous coal miners in ludiana are on strike Wed nesday but the operaturs and the miners' leaders believe a settlement will oc reached before many hours ithrougrh the intluence of .John Mitchell, who will confer with the 1operators. The operators contend ethat the miners should accept last year's contract. WARMLY WELCOMED. The Charleston People Receive Sena tor Tillman With Open Arms A BATCH OF YOUNG DOCTORS. The Senator Delivers the Annual Ad dress at the Graduating Exer cises to a Large and En thusastic Audien cc. Senator Tillman had a big time in Charleston last week. He arrived there Wednesday having gone for the purpose of delivering the address at the commencement excrciseF of the South Carolina Medical college Thurs day night at the academy of music. Ile was met at the depot by Dr. F. L. Parker, the dean of the faculty, Mayor Smyth and Mr. Henry P. Wil liams, cashier of the Carolina Savings bank, who entertained him at his handsome home on East Battery. The senator was driven directly to Mr. Williams' home. Lie received a num of callers during the day and was tken for a cdrive over the city and suburbs by Mayor Smyth Wednesday afternoon. le was asked for a statement on the issues of the day, especially the ap- I pointment of the negro collector of the j port and other matters on which he < would be expected to talk, but he turned the newspaper men down com- i pletely, saying that he would have to : be excused from being interviewed. I He explained that he had come to i Charleston in response to the invita- E ion of the college, and the attention which was being shown him was all very much appreciated, but he pre ferred not to make any public state- I ments at this time. Senator Tillman E was the guest of Mayor Smyth at a private dinner Wednesday evening at the Charleston hotel. Only a few i specially invited friends and the mem- < bers of city council were present. Senator Tillman was taken in a special t-rolley Thursday to the Char- z leston navy yards, being accompanied by the park commissioners and a num- E ber of the aldermen and the mayor. t He manifested much interest in the work. He expressed the opinion, however, that he did not think that the contractors were making the pro- C per progress but he added that they C probably knew their business better t than himself. The senator refused c all other invitations for entertain- i ments Thursday explaining that he N needed rest to have him in tit condi- I tion to speak. On Thursday night the annual com- E mencement exercises of the Medical C College of South Carolina were held, c when-tbe degree of doctor of medicine r was conferred upon twenty men and 2 two women, doctor of pharmacy on s one candidate anddiplomasof gradua- I ion in pharmacy on twenty-two young men. The exercises were of I more than the usual interesting char- I cter on account of Senator Tillman delvering the annual address. 2 The Academy of Music seats 1,600 1 people, but the building was inade qate to accommodate the crowd andC many people were turned away from 1 he doors. The graduating classes were not only very large this year, butC were also noted for their excellente cholarship. The exercises were op ned with an invocation by Rev. Dr. . A. B. Scherer of St. Andrew's Lutheran church. The annual report t f the dean, Dr. F. L. Parker, was hen read, after which Maj. Theodore x. Barker of the board of trustees, oierre:1 the degrees, presenting the :ertificates to the following graduates: Graduates in medicine: Drs. G. P. Ackerman, Cottageville; J. W. Burn. Charleston; E. P. Carter, Ehrhardt; H. M. Carter, Smnoaks; F. C. Clark,Co lumbia City, Ind.; J. P. DuPre, Mt. Pleasant; F. M. Duram, Blackstock; W. E. Ehrich, Georgetown; T. F. ogg, Thomas F. Johnson, Charles ton; J. C. Lawson, Darlington; M. R. McMilan, Charleston: M. 0. Mauldin, Pickens; F. J. McKinley, Mount Pleas nt; J. G. McMaster, Winnsboro; A. K. Prentiss, Charleston; D. L. Smith, Anderson; T. C. Stone, Greenville; J. F. Townsend, Jr-., Edisto Island; A. M. Wyle, Chester. Graduates in pharmacy: Ralph H, Bar, Anthony P. Beckman, Francis H. Bold, David J. Burns and E. J.. Conner, Charleston: Alex Clyde El lerbe, Conway; J. Leonard Hogan, Ridgeway; Benjamin Franklin Mc Leod, Chio; Crocket H. McMurray, Lancaster; George D. Merritt and M. B. Monsen, Charleston; Hughes A. Moorer, St.Georges; Manning L.Nel son and 0. L. Owens, Charleston; Dan L. Shielder, St.Georges; Andrew M. Smith and Ernest E. Smith, Char leston: J1. Henry Stonecypher, West minster: J. G. Wannamaker, Jr., Orangeburg; H. L. Wecker, Char leston. and RI. Sumter Williams. Sumter. Doctor of pharmacy; J. Herbert Burnam,Charleston. The college cup was then presented to Dr. W. J. Smith by Prof. Forrest and the medal for p.harmacy to Mr. C. M. McMurray by Prof. Allard Mem minger. The medal for practical work in pharmacy was presented to Mr. R. H. Baer. The valedictories were par ticulary pleasing efforts, being deliv ered by Messrs. McKinley and Lucas of the medicine and pharmacy classes, respectively. Senator Tillman then delivered the annual address, speaklng on the medi cal profession. His address was an especially fine one and he was given i teres ted and close attention through out. He was well received and was generously applauded. The first six honor men in medicime are Drs. W. J. Smith. Clark. Acker-' man. Ehrich, McMillan and Prentiss. Te last two are women. The honor graduates in pharmacy are Messers. MMurray, Williams and Baer. TILLNAN BANQUETTED. Senator Tillman was entertained in Charleston Friday night at one of the most elaborate banquets ever given in Charleston, at which he received a tremendous ovation. He was most' libraly applauded throughout his speech, which like all his utterances, was right to the point. As The News an Crer, put it he to the bark 1. lie went back into recent pot :al history and told of the conditions, Nhich he considered so grave that it was necessary to organize a farmers' novement so that men who pld the ex )enses of Ihe State should operate it, ind then he turned tohis experiences. )olitical and otherwise, with the peo ple of Charleston. Expressing great love and admira ion for the town, he said it was neces ;ary for the younger element to pull ;ogether to regain the commerce vhich i; now going to other ports. [le took off the gloves in speaking of he selfwhorship of the city and de ;1ared that if Charleston ever ad vanced it would be through the effort )> the men with whom he was dining Friday night. Touching on the Crum ppointment he said that it had been nade. that the negro was put into >ne of the most important Federal )tices vnd that it was best to keep iarpng on the matter and wait until he next session of the Senate, when ery power would be used to have iim rejected. A DREADFUL ACCIDENT. 3y Which Two Men Are Killed by an Automobile. Count Elliot Zborowski of New York vas killed Wednesay in an automobile )ll climbing race between Nice and ,a Turbie in France. His chaffeur, aron de Pallange, was seriously in ured. The accident occurred during mne of the trials along what is known Ls the corniche stretch. Just at the noment the vehicle reached an abrupt ongle the car struck a small rock in he pathway. causing a sudden swerve vhich precipitated the two men Lgainst a wall. Zborowski appears to iave struck headfirst, as his skull was mashed in by the violence of the hock. Although the baron was also irled against the wall he did not trike on his bead. The body of Count borowski was brought to the 'chapel >f his chateau here and his wife was iotified. When she arrived at the hapel an affecting scene took place. he trip Wednesday was the first boowski had made over the route nd he was not acquainted with its langers. His machine was going at speed of 90 kilometres an hour at he time of the accident. Baron de Pallange, who acted as )ount Ziborowski's chaffeur, died Yednesday night of the injuries he re eived when he was thrown from the ar. The witnesses of the start of he race say that Zborowski showed onsiderable nervousness while await ng his turn. Imprudently, he wore vite kid gloves, which prevented i m from having a firm gra.sp of the )reak. At the signal to go, he start d at half speed, which was soon in reased to full speed. The accident ecurred at the first turning of the oad. The shock was terrific and borowski was shot from his car and truck the wall beside the road with is head about six feet from the round. He fell to the ground dead kis arms outstretched. Baron de allange was thrown to the left. At the same instant that Count borowski and Baron de Pallenge met heir death, another acciden t occurred .t another point on the road. The :bain of Baron Gasteux's automobile roke and the car was cverturned .gainst the rocks. The baron and his haffeur were thrown out, but both scaped wvith severe bruises. A Marvelous Child.. The London Daily News tells about he most precocious child that ever ived. His name was Christian einecker and he was born at Lubeck, [2 years ago. At the age of ten nonths he could repeat any word that as said to him: when twelve months d he knew by heart the principal ~vents narrated in the Pentateuch, .nd in his second year he learned to epeat the greater part of the Old and sew Testaments. In his t;hird year e seems to have known rather more istory and geography than an average abinet minister and before he was our he was well read in church history ~d theology. It was at this tender ge that Christian went to the Court > Denmark, where he was bailed as a vonder. On his return home writing essons commenced, but this ordeal vas too much for him and at the age >f four and a half years he died. A steamer Lost A telegram was recei ve:1 at Jack onville. Fla., Friday night from Capt. ohns of the ill-fated steam er John J. ~1, who, with six of his crew were rescued by the steamer Excelsior, erities the report that the steamer as lost together with five of her :rew oft the coast of North Carolina the night of April 1. The steamer 3elonged to the~Cook-Cumrmee Steam ;hio company and carried a crew to ether with oiticers numbering 15. The engineer and two of the crew were picked up by the bark Lillian. he captain of the Hill says the ship was broken up and abandoned, but loes not state the cause. She was oaded with dressed pine lumber and both steamer and cargo were insured. Served Him Right. Thc policemen. of Joplin, Mo., are barged with the duty of enforcing a aity law regarding the area of clocked boisery that may be revealed in pro tectin~g the skirts from- muddy streets. 9ne city guardian arrested Miss Flos sie Russell for exceeding the legal imit. She was taken by the officer before the judge. Miss Flossie was indignant. She proceeded to demou trate to the solemn dignitary exact ly how she crossed the street to pro tect a pretty silk petticoat. Ever. solemn judges may be appreciative, even human, and there was but one result possible. The policeman re eeved a severe rebuke. The Miiitia. Adj utant and Inspector-General Frost Wednesday issued instructions to the captains of all the military companies to have their uniforms and supplies ready for the inspection of the army officer who is expected here shortly. H e also instructed them to recruit the companies uo to their full strength, 65 men, which is, thought by the adjutant generals of many states to be too large. A BIG STRIKE. Seventeen Thtusand Cotton Mill Hands Quit Work. WANTED A TEN PER CENT RAISE a Which Was Refused and the I Strike Followed. The Cotton !Industrv of Lowell is Paralized. A big cotton mill strike is on at Lowell, Mass. A dispatch from that p city to the Augusta Herald says Wed- t nesday morning, for the first time in 0 many, many years, on working days, a the bells of the mills have failed to v ring out their morning call.- Streets which are usually marked by the rush a and bustle of thousands of people hur- a rying to their work, are almost de serted and a stillness pervades the y mill district. Of the seven mills ii which have shut down four had prac- r tically no help with which to operate h their plants Wednesday if their bells s had pealed for the call of labor. t Seven cotton mills closed by strike of 17,000 operatives, who demand a ten per cent increase in wages. Four t of the mills are in good condition fi- a nancially, while the others are not. a These mills are in a combine with the t others outside to keep down the wages. b The operatives are proffered generous a aid from the other mills in other cities I and the American Federation of a Labor. a The progressive citizen would be 0 glad if the mills would go south and never reopen here. They are the curse of the city. The non-resident owners' keep out the otber industries by controlling the sites and the mag nificent water power. The prospect is for a long struggle. The state board of arbitration has tried in vain to effect a settlement and will make another effort to compromise on five a per cent increase if possible. In preference to fighting the textile uxns the agents of seven big cotton 1 mills ordered an entire suspension of b work for an indefinite period. These d agents have officially announced that m a canvass of the help showed that up ward of 80 per cent. were non-union, S and were opposed to a striKe. This sentiment changed Saturday, and r when a second canvass was taken of r the loom fixers, spinners, carders, a nappers, weavers and beamers it was e seer that the textile council was able , to fulfill its threat and strike in thes mills. Without delay notices of a shut- t down, to take effect at once, were posted on gates, and as piece hands a completed their work they were told to leave. When speed went down at noon Saturday fully 17.000 operatives a bad been forced into idleness. The a length of theshutdown is problemati cal, but is likely to last many weeks, y as the unions have been promised fi nancial support from the United Tex tile Workers of America, the National NIule Spinners' Associa'iion, the American Federation of Labor, and t from the local trades and labor coun i, composed of 45 unions'. Agent W. S. Southworth, of the d Massachusetts mills, secretary of the Manufacturers' Association, says that ~ if the mill people think that the shut- ~ down will be for a fortnight they are greatly mistaken. It will last, he says, until the agents are positivelyb told that all the operatives want to work, and when this time comes the r agents will consider the matter of resu mption. President Conroy, oft the Textile Counci]; who stands as the strike leader, says: "The action of the mill agents sim plifies matters. They have simply anticipated us. If they had not de clared a shut-down we would have e tied them up, any way, and they know it. This makes it easier for uss to handle the men. I can't say what will happen. There may be trouble The shut-down will affect primarily the 16,000 and more operativey In at month many hundreds of operativesr in small industries supplying materials to the big mills will join the army of the unemployed, and the longer ther enforced idleness the greater the par alysis of industry here. The area covered by the Massachu setts, Boott. Merrimac. Tremont, Suf-t folk and Lawrence mills is about one mile in length by three-eighths of a mile in breadth, bordering on the Mer rimac river. The Appleton and Hamilton mills are nearer the geo graphical center and are embraced in an area about half a mile square. The product of these mills ranges from the coarsest of gray cotton to the finest of dress goods, going through all grades of print cloths, sheeting, shirting' sateens, nainsook~s, dimites,. blankets, toweling, table linen and silk-warp goods. The weekly payroll is $138, 000. ~ A Tangled Twine.t In the court of common pleas at. Charleston Monday week Judge Watts 1 issued an order requiring a negro law-1 yer named Twine to show cause why he should not be debarred from prac tice in the courts for unprofessional1 conduct. The attention of the court was called to Twines methods in the .ecent presentment of the grand jury. It was charged that Twine had en deavored to get a number of negroes who were accused of stealing terrapin o swear that the overseer of the ter Irapin farm had stolen tile turtles. Twine will have to show cause at the opening of the next term of tile court and if he cannot satisfactorily defend himself there will be one colored law yer less at tile Charleston bar. A Battle Fought. A dispatch from Constantinople dated Friday, April 3, says the Bul garian bands and Turkish troops in the Okbrida district have fought a battle and that 1.000 men were killed or wounded. The railroad bridge over the Anista river, near Drama, was blown up by Bulgarians during 1 Ithe night of April 1 and all the tele-c graph wires in the vicinity have beenc cut. Drama is about 30 miles from eres Macerlnnia. 1 SHOT THE TEACER. L Striking Object Lesson o(n Carry ing Concealed Weapons. A few weeks ago a teacher in a :hool in Spartanburg County shot nd killed on, of his pupils, and on Lst Thursday a pupil in a school at iawdesville in Anderson County shot nd dangerously wounded the princi al of the school. A dispatch from Lndersor to The States gives the articulars of the unfortunate affair. he teacher, Mr. J. F. Harper, who the principal of the school at awdesville, was shot twice by a upil named James Latimer. Itseems hat the teacher had notice that some f the large boys were going to absent hemselves from school Wednesday on ccount of it being All Fool's day and rarned them not to do so. The boys stayed away from schoof' s they had threatened and Thursday fternoon the teacher kept them in fter school to punish them. He be an on James Latimer, a boy of 17 ears, and Latimer produced a rod of -on from his clothing and began to asist. This was taken away from im, when he pulled a Smith & Wes 2n pistol and opened tire on the eacher. The first shot hit a button on Mr. [arper's coat and the bullet and but >n both penetrated the flesh. Then second shot was ired which struck rib indicting a flesh wound. It was bought that Harper was mortallyhurt ut the physicians say that his wounds re not serious. Latimer fled. Young ,atimer is a son Mr. J. T. Latimer, prominent merchant of Lawdesville nd nephew of Senator Latimer.-Four r five boys of about the same age ere implicated in the affair. BOUND TO A RASCAL. he Sad Plight of a Young Lady in New York. The escapades of Nelson Foster ias "Capt." A. N. Freeland obin r created quite a sensition a few ionths ago when it was reported that e had married and subsequently had eserted a wealthy New York young oman. The sequel to that affair ap ears in the following in the New York un of Tuesday: "Supreme Court Justice MacLean fused Thursday to annul the mar age of Miss Eliza Herriman Wickes, niece of Augustus Van Wyck and x-Mayor Van Wyck, to 'Capt.' A. 1. Freeland, otherwise known as Nel an Foster. "Mrs. Freeland met the man on a ransatlantic liner and afterwards at er home. She was impressed by his ppearance of wealth and respectabili and his own representations con erning his antecedents. They were iarried in Grace church a few months fter meeting. Mayor Van Wyck ras at the wedding. Rumors concern 2g Freeland's past reached Mrs. Free Lnd's brother, and on investigation e found them all well founded. An aterview followed and Freeland disap eared. It developed that he- had een a railway roadmaster for years, ras a widower with children and had ecome a chevalier dlindustrie in efault of better employment. "Justice MacLean says that he can ot find grounds on the evidence ad uced which would warrant an annul 2ent. Freeland's actions, he says, 2ay have been those of a scamp-and a typocrite. but do not come within he provisions of the law under which 2arriagas may be annulled. Permis ion is granted to renew the suit on dditional evidence." Quick Justice. Cable dispatches told not long ago ow the Ameer of Afghanistan by a troke of his pen cut down the harems f his subjects to four wives each. He as been administering some very wift justice, too. Not long ago a neat-seller in Kabul abused another nan and taunted him about his re igion. The offender was brought be ore the ameer who straightway sen enced him to be blown from the nouth of a cannon, which was done as on as a nearby cannon could be load :d. The same day four well-known obbers were brought before him. He iad them put into iron cages and tung up in four prominent thorough ares as a warning and at last account hey-or what is left of them--were till there. Record of Births and Deaths. The State says the governor has eceived a persanal letter from ex overnor Merriam, director of the ensus, in which it is urged that ;outh Carolina should aid the nation 1government in the endeavor to keep orrect and complete records of births .nd deaths. Th~e mortality statistics if the government are shamefully in .ccuratjand the census department n compliance vwith a recent act of ongress has written the governors of he States to aid in the effort to get he data kept properly. The State >oard of health has been working on his line for some time and the local )oards of health are said to have act d in a very reprehensible manner. ['he collection of these statistics may >e of great value in the years to come. Calamity Averted. A terrible calamity was narrowly Lverted at Lake Mills, Wis., Friday, ven President Roosevelts tr ain pass d through. A largze crowd was pre ent, and the moment the train stop ed there was a rush for the rear end >f the car, from which the president vas to speak. There was a jam on he tracks, when the train began to nove backwards. A yell of warning ausedl the crowd to scatter and while ome were slightly bruised in the cramble, no one was seriously hurt. Riotous Strikers. A strike among the factory workers t Colmar, Germany, Wednesday took serious aspect. The strikers formed procession and marched through the treets. Soon a riot was rampant and >efore the demonstrators could be tueted the w-ol ice were forced to tharge with swords and revolvers. dIany of the strikers were wounded and hr. e la edrs were arrested. ]BLACK AND WHITE. Crap-Shooters Get Caught All Right, but Poker Players Escape. In a recent issue of the Rock Hill Journal mention was made of the fact that a squad of negro gamblers had paid fines of nearly $50 into the city treasury, with 23 days work on the streets as a result of a raid made by the police. In commenting on the action of the council The Journal says we are glad the police caught them and that the mayor "laid it on heavy." But what about "gambling in high places?" We hear it whispered that the little negroes and bad white boys who are occasionally bagged dovn in the "Blackjacks" are not the only sin ners. Let the officers hunt for bigger game, and the mayor will have-the op portunity of paying off the city debt. This thing (f clubbing the negroes and a few trifling white people into in sensibility because their evil natures led them into wrong paths and letting big scrapegraces go scott fre-is not fair. Arrest some of the ''big fish" you hear so much talk about, aaddV's have a genuine seusation, and a heap of it. We are making no charges against the administration or the police. It is the same everywhere. The poor and friendless have to "toe the mark," while some others do about as they please. In justifacation of in action, no one need come back at us for the proof or f.>r names. -We are not a detective. But if the adminis tration is sincere, evidence can be got ten and the city authorities will not have to hunt far to get it. There are other places besides Rock Hill that the comments of The Journal fits. KU TABOOED. A Newspaper Edited and Printed Ex clusively by Women. Cambridge, Mass., has the distinc tion of publishing the only' yaper claiming to be a newspaper In this country owned and conducted exclu sively by women. The Cambrige Press a weekly, has been bought by Miss Alice Geddes. Twenty one school girls, under a special license from Mayor McNamee, sell the paper on the street. Miss Geddes bought the press from her for mer employers, who conduct the Chronicle. It is now in its fifty-eighth year, and Miss Geddes Is showing -Tel markable enterprise in getting it ,out In new type, Illustrations and with new ideas generally. She has hired thirty-two women for her circulation department (obtained by advertising for them) to iMake a house to house canvass for subscrp tions, and some of the leading mer chants are giving her advertising. The first issue under the new man agement was 3,800 copies, or double what it had been under the old. Miss Geddes is about twenty five and lives with her grandmother in a charming house on Massachusetts ave nue. Her parents are in London. She is a .graduate of Chauncy Hall and of Radcliff, 99. After that she joined her parents in England and studied a year in Newnham college. While in Radcliffe she did her first newspaper work for the Chronicle and was soon made editor of the woman's department on that paper. She has been the American correspondent of the London -Ladies Field for several years. On her return from England' she resumed her position with the Chronicle and in the year following embarked upon a teaching and lectur ing career as well. The Cotton Crop. - The census bureau Wednesday made the first annual statement of cotton production under the perman ent organization of that bureau. The statement is made by William M. Stuat, chief statistcian of manufactur ers. It places the cotton production, exclusive of linters for the year at 11,078,882 commercial bales equival ent to 10,630,945 bales 500 pounds each. The total crop, Including lint ers, was 11,275,.105 commercial bales or 10,627.168 500-pounds .bales. The difference in the figuers on commer cial bales and 500-pound bales is due to the fact that some of the commer cial bales are round bales, which con tain only 255 pounds, or little more than half the weight of the square baes. -The explanation is made that the figures are the result of personal visits on the part of the census office agents to 32,753 ginneries. The canvass ez tended until March 28th, but at that time there was still unginned a small quantity of cotton. This is estamated at 184,205 commercial bales, a~nd these are included in the figures given. The production by states In com mercial bales is given as follows: .labama, 1,CI1,335; Arkansas, 999 629: Florida, 67,287; Georgia, 1, 509,199; Indian Territory, 409,591; Kansas, 45,000 Kentucky, 1,308;Louis iana, 911,953; Mississippi, 1,451,626; Missouri, 49,552; Norh Carolina, 586 744: Oklahoma, 218,390; South Car olina, 948,200; Tennessee, 328,039; Texas, 2,587,299; Virginia, 16,575. Cupids Arrow. Mr. J. W. Thurston and Mrs. Eliza beth Tims, both inmates of the An derson county home, were married at that place Sunday afternoon by Mr. W. T. Magill, the superintendent of the institution, who is a notary pub lic. The groom is 71 years old and the bride has passed her 70th summer. They have been enamored of each other for some time, and a day or two ago they told Supt. Magili their secret and he agreed to marry them. The event took place Sunday after noon. They are as happy as two larks and are spending their honey moon at the home in each other's com pany. To Be Sold. The Augusta Chronicle, which is over a hundred years old, is to be sold at auction by the receiver in whose1 hands it has been for some months, at an upset price of $40,000, fixed by the court. In the course of its long life it has contrived to accumulate debts of nearly $200,000. The figures are referred to for the benefit of those who think that the profession of jonaism is one grand, sweet song. A 8EMIJVUS X1Jl To The Dispensary Regarding ures of Contraband Liquor. LAINS OF EZVENUE OFFICERS Over Half of the Confisca-ted Prop -;' erty is Taken by the Repre sentatives of the Federal Govertment. The Columbia State says dispensary officials are wondering what will be the result of the contention between the State of South Carolina and the federal government in regard to the gizure of packages of contraband' liquor. If the matter is allowed to run on as it is now, the State will lose over 50 per cent. of the liquor seized - by the constables. In the month of February, out of the seizures made by the constables, $600 worth of liquor was afterwards taken by the repre-^ sentatives of the federal government Mr. H. H. Crum, the commissioner of the State dispensary, Wednesday xplained the situation to a repo~tern of The State. Up to the time .when aj. Jenkins became collector'of cus toms, Mr. Crum had h2d an agreement with the federal officials to the effect Z that the State was to be a116 keep all liquor seized by the consta nless the liquors so seized were evi lently sold in violation of the Uiited States revenue laws. But under a recent ruling the gov ernment's gauger at the dispensary Hr. A. S. Trumbo, is ordered toin pect every package shipped in bythe :nstables and to seize all such as have aot the names of well known and-rep atable dealers as the parties from whom the stuff had been obtaine. * Hr. Crum thinks this has been a-very - irbitrary position for the federalau thorities to take-for it throws the burden of proof on the State, when he State is not interested in forster iog violators of the revenue laws, but is endeavoring to break up the opera ions of law breakers. During the month of Janu federal government, through it agents, relieved-the State dis rr of $500 worth of contraband, for theJ State.could not, under the rulling the department, prove its own ight to the packages. In February the value of stuff turned over to revenue officers was even more than in the month preceding. If this is kept up it will become a great hard ship on the disnensary system, for not only does the dispensarydese the pack ages, but is not reimbursed for the express charges paid on thes liquors from the point of seizure .to6 the State dispensary; and furthermore---. the State is but hir'ng constabulary to work for the government. The constabulary has for the past. few years paid its expenses out of the - value of the contraband turned into the big vats at the State dispensary, but the proportion of stuff taken by the federal officers is 50 per - cent.of the whole amount seized. Theattor- - ney general's office is urging Crum's claim for the return of the liquors *' taken from the State by the revenue officials. The dispensary commis sioner does not censure Maj. Jenkins, but says the latter is doing right 'to enforce the orders of the treasury de partment. Ate Any Old Thing. At Kalamazoo, Mich., six pounds of nails, screws, lead, iron, cartridge shells and other foreign substances were taken from the stomach of Fre# Cerrow, a Michigan asylum patient, at post mortem examination. For years Cerrow bad walked about swal lowing metal, lumps of coal, small stones and brick dust with great avidity. The stomach-containled the following articles: One twenty penny spike, 4 inches long: 22 ten penny nails; 79 eight penny nails; 23 shingle nails, 180 bent nails of various assorted' sizes, 29 pieces of wire, 1 iron washer, 4~ inches in diameter; 4 suspender clasps; 17 assorted buttons; 126 small stones; 12 pieces of tin, 8 screws, up per halves of 3 twenty penny spikes, three 32 caliber cartridges and 28 pins. Many of the larger nails were partial ly destroyed by the-acids of the stom ach. One large 4 inch nail, - which pierced the stomach, is believed to have caused an abscess on his liver .. which resulted in death. Crushed Ini a Mine. Four men were killed and several injured at London mine, near Dubois, Pa., Friday by a fall of rock and earth. The dead are: Earl Waggett, - Edward Faye, George Truax and William. Pipps. One boy had a'leg broken, another his back injured and seveil others slightly injured. The dead are well known young men of this place and all were married except Waggett. This mine has been con sidered exceptionally safe to work in and had been free from accidents for a number of years. A Great Change. In speaking of Senator Til-lman's visit to Charlest'on The Post of that city says: "A year ago we were look ing for Roosevelt and making ready to do him honor. and all the time muttering curses upon Tillman for his unmannerliness which threatened to cheat us of our high guest. Nohw we are openly and loudly damning Roose velt and are cooking fine dinners for Tilman. So wags the world." Six Men Killed. A terrific explosion of gas occurred late Tuesday at the coal mi-ne of L. P. Marshal at Sandova Co. Ill., resulting . in the death of six men and the terri ble injury of five others. The dead are Frank Deroe, Joseph Trioshco, John Giacino, Jo.Bianco, Lafayette Amy, William Newhouse. One of the wouned, Henry Wheeler, is not ex pected to recover. Too True. -The Columbia State says: "The presidents the preident's wife, the president's daughter, the president's ~ on-all of them must be followed by he newspaper men and their every act reported to -an anxious country. What a delightful inconsistent democ racy of royalty-lovers we Americans are"