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;an never leave a ting beh nd o! to breathe eh ale we' heard Is far below a noble mindZQ. pull oft' a bett.er seed is scwI - Ty choosing thus the kinder pan ror if but little good be kno"wn, Still let us speak the best we can. Give me the heart that fain would hide Would fain another's faults efface: To prove humanity but base? No'let us reach a higher mood, A nobler estimate of man: Be earnest in the saich for good t And speak of all the best we can. Then speak no ill-but lenient :e To other's failins as your owl: * If you're the trst the fault t9 see. If you're the first to make it knowil: For life is but a passing saday, : No lip may tell how brief its span: Then. oh the little t ime we s aY Let's speak of all the best we can. BLOODY COUP IYETAT 57 King and Queen of Servia Slain in Cold Blood. OTHERS T RUTALLY MURDERED. The King Shot and Killed the Man Who -Proposed to Him to Adtdicate the Throne. - A military revolution broke out at Belgrad-, Servia. Wednesday night. tne troops,. who revolted un !er the leader.'hip or M:ij. Angikuvics. sur rounded the palaee. assassinated King Alex.Lnder. Qu -en ).aa. the latter's sister, the queEn's brother. Nikodem: P-emier MarkoviLcien, mlni..,ters Pet rovitch and Tudorvics, Gen. Pavlov itch, the former minister of war, and some of the members of the royal guard. Prince Karagorgewitch was proclained king. MUEDERERS CHEERED. The streets were thronged with peo ple whose actions seems to approve the coup d'etat- M. Protics. the new minister of the interior, was loudly cheered as he drove to the .ministry. M. Avakumovies, the new premier, belongs to the indepen lent Liberal party. As the morning advanced the excitement in the streets grew steadi ly. In spite of the pouring rain thousands of people gathered in the palace. Everywhere troops of all arms were posted and tield guns were placed in positions of deal quickly with any opposition to the newly formed government's will. The. sol diers discarded their cockades bearing the late King Alexander's cipher and substituted for it liowers. green twigs and leaves. PUBLIC EEJoR'I.u. B iands of young men paraded the' streets waving flags and shouting. "Long live Karagorgevitch!" Flags a:re flying from nearly every house in Belgrade and there is absolutely no display whatever of crepe ~or other signs of mourning. The royal stand ard has been lowered from over the palace. Reports from places outside Belgrade indicate that the country accepts the disappearance of the Oh renovitch dynasty without regret. - THE CHIEF onD1T3ALs 'According to the best available in * ormationf obtainable fromn the mass of centraictions, the crime was carried out by members of the Sixth infantry. goder the command of Cois. Mischich and Machin. The latter is a brother in-law of the Queen Draga and is mm * ster of public~works in the new cabi r~et. Tlle soldiers appear to have fought their way into the palace, shooting down the aide-de-camp on duty, Col. Naumovics, although, ac cording to another version the king shot lNaumovics because he opened tho gate to his assailants, thereby creat ing- a suspigion of his connivance. Some of the other persons killed were surprised in their houses, simultan eously with the attack on the palace. A sIGNAL GIVEN. Cannon were fired as a signal for the carnage to begin, and the troops sur rounded the ministerial residences at the same time as they moved on tue palace. After the drama at the pal ace, oficers galloped through the streets of the city shouting out the news that the king and queen had b leen killed. Queen Draga is said to hiave sustained numerous wounds. A post mortem examinationi was held on * he bodies in the palace at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. All the local papers embellish their reports of the tragedy with all sorts of extraordinary statements. According to one of them thme bodies of the king and queen were placed in shrouds and were lowered from a window of the - palace to the, gardens whence they were carried -away in a baggage wagon. THE LIsT OF DEAD. The following is the otlicial list of the killed: King Alexander. Queen Draga-. 'The queen's two brothers. Premier Markovitch. The minister of war. Two aides-de-camp and two other offcers. The time of the assassinations is given ot~cially as 2i a. in., Thursday -morning It is expected that the skuptschin (Servian parliament) wvill contirm the proclamation by the army of Prince Peter Karagyorgevitch as king of Ser via. The newspapers forecast a better fu ture for Servia and the new state of things is heartily welcomned by the] masses. Nothing definite has been de-. cided regarding the burial of the dead. BUTCHERED WITrI AN AX. A dispatch from Remlin, llungary, to the Nation K~itung gives an inter esting version of the events at 14el grade. It says: "A party of ottieers proceeded to the palace by previous arrangement with Gen. Ljubasivkovies and called upon Kink Alexander to abdicate in favor of Prince Peter Karagorgevitch. The king refused and shot Col. Naumovics, whc made the proposal. The otficers1 the eupon summoned the war minis-I ter. Gen. Pavlovitch, and Tudorvics, thei minister of the interior, and shot; the king and queen: and Petrovies, one< the king's aides-de-camp and other: loyal ofticers. The leader of the actual assailants was Lieut. Col. Mlischich. who himself murdered the queen. Thie latter, together with her- brothier ann sister, was struck down with an axe. The queen died immedi'Jately. T'he king lived a few minutes. The imn mediate cause of the revolution was the return to Belgrade of Lieut Lung-. vitza, brother of the queen and a sup poed candidate for the throne. "The. Dispateles from liradte say that ince te htie King A anders last Lspensioll of the Servian constit Utioll he army had het n animated by 1.o1 ile ft elings lowarl both the King Ad Queen. The revolution was lanued weeks ago. Secret commit ecs were organized in the county and ork-'d in cooperation with the LrLy. The lead( rs of 11 e resolution re said to have been the new minis ers of justice and finance, respective y, M. Schiokovies and M. Velikovies, Lnd the Sixth regiment of infantry. ,arrisonng l elgrade, was designated o carry out the plot. It was origin xly intended that the plot should he xecutcc later. but fears that the new Servian parliament would settle the uestion of the succession to the tbrone hastened matters. Col. Nau movies, the adjutant of the king. was ntrusted with the execution of the plans. While on) duty at II o'cllwk Wednesday night Naumovics burst in the door leading to the sleeping partments of the royal couple with a bomb and then entered, accompanied by Mischich and a number of junior icers. Previously th-e palace guard ad been overpowered and its com ander. Capt. PAu:jovies, was killed. THE KING A MAN To THE LAST. Niumoivics presented to the king a orm of ablic iti'on for his :i ztature. r1he docunent contained tie State n nt- that. hy marrying a "public >rostiture," the king had degraded rvia and thiat therefore he must bdicate. The king's answer was to raw a revolver and kill Naurnoviev n the spot. Misehich then picked p the document and presented it ain, and the king. who perceived mis danger, tied with Queen Draga to he palace roof. both being in their ight clothes. The olicers followed. rontinuously tiring and ultimately shot own the royal couple. Major Luka Lazarewics, who had b3en under the ing's displeasure for two years. is iaid to have tired the shot vbich ac :ually killed the king. At about 2 o'clock Thursday morn ing Queen Draga's two brothers were ;hot at their homes, as well as Pre mier Markovitch and his brother-in Law. M. Milkovitch, the minister of .he interior, M. Tudorovics, and his laughter, and the war minister, Gen. avlovitch. While these events were proceeding it the palace the streets of the city wvere already occupied by soldiers and in armed force. surrounded the ro. al residence. The horses and guns of -e batteries of artillery were all deco ated with evergreens, as f-ir a festi -al. The soldiers discarded the badge )f King Alexander from their hel.uets. i attempt was~ made to support the' lynasty by tihe commander of the )anube divisi' n, who triedi to ma-re ,he Eighth regiment of infantry into be city to help the late king but he as opposed by a body of troops uniik-r ol. Gagowics. in the tighit which ~nsued both the ollicers mentioned ere killed. A LAMiE EXPLANATION. What purports to be an otticial ex lanation of the tragedy was issued at selgrade during the day. it. says: 'After dinner on Wednesday evening he king and queen. with some of :heir relatives and several ministers, ;at on the balcony of the palace. Suid enly the king demanded that Queen ~raga leave the country. She refused, nd was supported by stome of the ninisters. When the king saw this ppositionl be ordered the military to ccupy .the palace.- in the meantime he queen's friends were also active nd collected her supporters. it was n a figb t between the two factions hat the king and queen were killed." A dispatch received by the Aus irian foreign oltice Thursday after aoon announced that the Servian par .iament which has been summoned or June 15, will only elect Prince Peter Karageorgevitch king in the vent of Austria and Russia not op osing such a step. Austria would ot object because although the prince as once the avowed enemy of Aus ria, hie has since given repeated as urance that in the event of his comn ng to the throne of Servia he was de ;irous of living amicably with Aus The question of Austria's interven ion in the present situation has so 'ar only been considered in the case f civil war breaking out, otherwise t is regarded as being Servia's priv Lte afar. No Use ror Negroes. The Chicago Record-Herald says thirty negroes employed on the trac ,ion line of the Evansville and Prince on company, in Gibson county. In imna. were driven from their wvork on ~Veduesday by whites. wvho ci:i:red hat the negroes were doing work that hould be done by them. The netgroes iad been sent to unloadd some enused tone. while the whites had be-en lett :o do tihe heavier work of grading. Che white teamsters refused to' haul he stone. The negroes were ordered iut of the country, went away. but eturned under an arrangement with he contractor by which they are not o any work that the white men vant to do. Notices have been posted nforming every one of the agr-eemnent ud warning the negroes not to vio The Six Must Die. The Alabama, State supreme court roke all records Thursday by hand g downi decisions in thle case of 'elix Hall, Si Iney King and Albert Jones. of .Jelferson county, Will Starks nd Alex Means of Montgomery and Villiam Stuart of Wilcox. attirming .ction of the lower court in conv-iet ig them of murder and seintencing ach of the prisoners to death. The urt fixed June :10 as the date of the x executions. Under the itiver. Within three or four months trolley ars will be running betwveen New york and .Jersey City under the Ilud o river. Nearly i;,000 feet of th unnel connecting the cities hav-e been iishel and onlyv about 1.0010 feet -emain to be cut. Tie boring of tis zeat tube was, as a matter- of fact. mmenced more than tifteen years go but for various reasons it has ten m klaed. Outclassed. T'le State says Mississipp and -orgia linnd themselves harliy (Jut sse-d by the vigorous State of In iana. That State didnt enter the gro g1nehinifg contest till quite re e~tly. but by the strenluous and fre ient ue of lire, rape and pistol has CROP REPORT. 1 i e-n Coiunties Deastro'ad ;4c &res ofCoel and couon. Tin week ending 8 a. M., une S. had a mean temperatih-e of t Lbo-ut 72 degrees, which is six degrees " )eloiw normal. The winds were light asterly, except high in places, c-.. opanying thunder storms. There o xas more than the u-uual amount of u lo udiness.P The inc pient drought was broken ir n all paris except Getrgetown c-oui Lv. The average precipitation for Ihe entire state was :.25 inches. T'e following excessive amounts were i ported: Anderson 5.t5: liitesbur :1.45: Chester 4.50: Columb'ia S2: Greenville (;.s2: Greenwood :i6: Lit le M(ountain 5.1: Longshore 4.8~: Pinewood S.00: St. Matthews 7.90:1 tatesburg .3.: Seivern 5.83: Spaf :,anburg 6.37: Sumter 3.63 inches. Oving to interrupted mail commun ication. reports from the extreme t western parts of the state are miss ing. These excessive rains did great v damage by washing lands, and flood ing bottom lands. All crops are de- f tioyed on bottom lands in the wes tern part of the state by hloods. The 1 round is too wet in all parts to per- 3 mit cultivation, and fields are becom- & iog foul. On the nigh t of the first, damaging hail occurred in Abbeville, Barnwell, Hampton. Lexington. New erry. O-onee, Ocangeburg, Richland. e Saluda and Sumter counties, causing p the total destruzti0n of hundreds of acres if et i. tola~o Ir I Some cot- I tn. a well as rulning mnany acres of u-cut o:. e rainfall was of great enefit I. .i . s: it wai net ex :essive. aWl where nit acompanied b by hail, causing a marked improve- n ment in their prospects. t Cotton improved in stand. color t and growth. Chopping and cultiva- e ion made slow progress. Lice have , appeared in a few places. The plants , are generally small, but n're healthy. p I he formation of squares have been noted. Sea island cotton is thriving. s The rains improved corn materially e but it needs cultivation and sunshine. Some being laid by in the southeas tern counties. Tue stanis have im proved, but worms continue trouble- r some. Tobaco is still small and is e buttoning low, although a number of I places report improvement in both e conditions. . Many acres were totall.) t ruined by hail, especially in Richland v county. Rice is growing well in the more southerly distiicts. but is un- a satisfactory in the Georgetown dis- v rict. The crop as a whole needs sun- c hine, June sowing is under way e Wheat and vat harvest was inter- r upted by the rain, while .much is in o the shock and damaged by the wet r weather. Much of that that is uncut n was lodged by the heavy rains and r 1iih winds. A general improvement r is indicated in the minor cruops, ex- o ;ept I hat the wet weather has caused g peaches to rot as they ripen. KILLED FOR THEIR MONEY. Four Meni in Cuba Murdered1 on Their Waty Home. A lette-r to The State from Ihav~na, L uba. says Sagua la Grande is very nuch exercised over the discovery of ne of the most revolting crimes in the history of this part of the coun try. Four men have been robbted and 1 ruelly murdered by what is believed o have been a large body of men. Tn~e circumstances gained about the case0 show that oni May 20th hour men, three Spaniards and oine Cuban, ~ ent to Isabela de Sagua from some' 10 or 12 miles up the coast where they ? ere working on a charcoal contract, and closed their accounts with the :an by whom they had been em ployed. They drew about -$500 in panish silver amnd tben ca me to this ~ city to celebrate the anniversary of the Cuban republic, It appears that here they showed their money in some f the cafes which they visited, anda that an organized move was made to secure this money. The men left for their home the next day, which is situated about five miles -from here. A man who wa" a passing through the region where c these men worked on Saturday noted ~ the fact that the men had not re- t turned. This was reported here and search was made for the men. This e search resulted in the most revolting ; discovery oif the dead bodies of the a rour men with revolver wounds i, through them and their heads beaten e to a jelly. The men were bound to rether. The Cuban and a Spaniard sa ere tied to each other and two of t the Spaniards; were served the same way. Ofticers left here together withp octors to examine the bodies, but it a was not decided whether they had a een tied and then murdered or had it been tied later for some purpose. There aro two theories, (Jne is that 3i the men were killed shortly after they eft iwre ,'e tied onm krses and n takn a' - ' "here they were e iving i i ... the-i suspicion from We puopie a c. an~d t he other is that men, steing~ that they had w n. ev. lit here anid waited fur them zt home arnd bound and killed them where they wvere found. Te rural guard are patrolling the ~ountry in the hopes of securing a trace of the mur derers. but the gen ?ral opinion is that the murderers are S either from this city or are among ti those who came into the city to cele- i brate the 20th of May. b n They Get, a Raise. ij The following changes in postmas- e Lers' salaries in South Carolina under n the twentieth annual readjustment. iave been au~nounced by the postoilice o iepartient: A bbeville, $1,600 to -$1.- o 00: Anderson, $2,200 to .$2.300O: Cam- ,~ len, $1,700 to $1,800; Cheraw, 8$1,200 g o $1,400: Clinton. *1,400 to $1,500: t. ilon, $1,100 to $1,300: Edgetield,.' l.200 to $1,3100: Georgetown, *1,9010 a o $2,000: Greenwood. 81.900 to $2,- t J00: Newberry, 81,800 to 81,900: tOr- o mngeburg, 81.900 to $2,000: Pelzer, r l,30 to $1,400: Seneca. $1,100 to $1,- e 00: Spartanburg, *2,500 to .$2;00: n unter, 82.200 to .$2.3100: Union. 81, 00 to $1,800: Walterboro. 81,l00 to b 01,20: Winnsboro. *1,4010 to $1,5001 v md Yorkville $1,500 to $1,G;00. I He Was Too Open. Fenner l., Baker was con victed at n brxord, Mliss., on Thursday of otfer-t ug Fourth Assistant Postmaster liris ow $:300 :or an appointment as post master. ie was tined $50 and costs md sentenced to six months in jail. ' I- is annioum ce I that sullicient C 'uds have be:en subs~cri bed for the re- jt lef of the loodl sutferers. The people n >A the state nobly responded, and it is j tatifying that the tide of substantial ~ympathy has to be stayed rather than '0 urged omi. The whole country also g TRIBUTE TO LEE. aige Emaxy spet-r Iad., Car the Gre~at Chieprainks Poti'als Judge Emary Speer. of Moon, G_.. i Tuesday, dellvfre.d the annual ecomi enceruent, address at Emeivy, Oxford a. Ilis subject was, "The Life and aracter of Gen. Rlbt. E. Lee," and ! gave a vivid and eliquent, recital the great soldier's career. dwelling pon Lee's sublime scif poise and itience both in victory and defeat. Referring to Lee's nioives in enter Ig the service of the Confederacy. udge Speer said: "Why. it may be asked, d:d Lee raw his sword in maintenance of se ssion. which he declared revolut ion. hich he pronounced anarchy and hich lie foresaw and declared would iflict untold calamities upon the peu le? The reply is that he did no such iing. . His purpose is declared in a tter to his son: "'If the union is dissolved and the overnment disrupted, I shall return > my native State and share the inis ries of my people tnd save in defense, ill draw my sword on none. In his peroration .Judge Speer re !rred to the proposal by the State of irginia to place a statue of Gen. ee in Statuary hal in the capitol at Vashington. In this connection he lid: 'Deny Lee a place by lVashington: h. is it sure, if in the awful hour then the invading euamns approach d Virginia's soil, the winds of the rophet had breathed upon the slain hat they might live, that caught rom the wall at Mount V'ernon by lie reincarnated hand of Lhe father f his country, the defensive blade of Vashington would not hamve giearned eside the sword uf Lee. Repel then ot, :y country, the fervid love of by sons who fought with Lee and of he children of their loins. Then onor him. and, in thy need, on those rho love him tbou wilt not call in ain. And woe to thy foe in the ress of battle when the soul of Lee ball fire their hearts and his bright word shall point the charging :lumns of thy sons." As It Should Be. After the close of the Confederate union at New Orleans there was an xchange of letters between Gen. John . Gordon, president of the Confed rate Veterans association, and Secre try of War R1oot. General Gurdjr ,rote: *"Iy Dear Mr. Secretary:--Pleast cept from ne. and the Confederate eterans whom I represent, the sin are appreciation of your generous urse in urging the provision for a )ster of all ex-Confederates as well as f ex-Union soldiers. At our recent union in New Orleans our indebted ess to you was expressed by form. 4solution, unanimously adopted. The ,adiness of all Confederates to co perate with you was also fully ex ressed." Secretary of War Root, under date f June 6, replied as rollows: Mly D~ear General Gordan:-I thaunk ou for sour kind letter of May 28, ad ising me of the gratifying way iit hinch the Confederaite veterans look p~on .ny co)urse inl regardi to the pub cation of a roster of ex-Cinfederat< nd ex-'nlin s'sliers. I beg you .tt elieve that I fully appreciatii anct igh ly prize this expression. I' think hat next to timesplendid fighting that 'as done on both sides of tile civi. ar, the re-estabbshnment or friendly lations and the common sympathie: etweeni the two sections within that fe ine of the very men who fougb1 >desperately against each other is ;m igh title to respect for Amtericans 13:, 1 the world. 1t is a very great leasure for me to be able to do aniy ing which may contribute t >wards le lurtlher advancemnent of thes5t endly relations." There is no0 reason why we as a peo l should not feel proud of the record nad e by our soldiers on botnh sides unring the civil war. We are Amer ins all and the bravery arid endur-" aice of the Confederat s and the Union >ldiers is a comiroon heritage that all us should prize. A special dispatch to the State says t a meeting of the directors of the lifton Mills Company held at Spar iburg Friday the following resolu ons were adopted: Resolved, tirst, That the president Sthe company be authorized to) take nmediate steps to rebuild mills No. I id 2, and to put'themi in good work ig order so that we may resame erations as soon as possible, and Second, That a meeting of the ,ckholders of this company he called >meet in July and that the president the company be requested to pre are for the stockholders at that meet ga full report of the recent disaster id of the action of this board and s views as to the property partly de royed and the rebuilding of mill No. which was wholly destroyed. Nothing was given out from the eting as to the directors' views con ring tile advisability or practic ility of rebuilding No. 3i, rior con rinug tile location of Nos. 1 and 2 hether on the old sites on the river ink or higher up. It is pretty gen ally agreed that it will take at least x montus to rebuild these two mills. H arrowing Sights. A dispatch from Jonesville to The late says the river banks and bot 31s presenlt a sight that is harrow ig in the extreme. Cotton bales, alts and bales of cloth, furniture, nachinery and all kInds cf rubbish e the river from Clifton to where it pties into the Broad river at Pinick One dead body, that of a woman, as found in the bottoms. Stripped all her clothing in the struggle 'ith the sur.ging waters. It was a astly sight and seemed to have been l body of a beautiful young w.oman. 'he body was brought to Jonesville ad shipped to Spartanburg for iden tication. It is reported that two uher bodies have been found on the e anld in consequence of their de mposed condition they were buried ear where they were found. A great deal oif cotton and cloth has eeni recovered and hauled to .Jones ie and is being shipped to tihe mills. le mills are otfering good wages to ands and teams to work for thlem in ~covering their property and a great any hands and wagons have gone to river to work. CIY A ttorney .Joseph W. Folk of L. Luis, who has been prosecuting e boodlers. refused the ier of a 15.000 residence tendered him by thle tizens of St. Louis. Mr. Folk's ac 1n inl the matter will not onily comn nend him to the public generally, but 'ill leave him free to do his duty 'ithout fear or favor. Trhere is an d proverb w.iich suggensts that a if5 tis more expensive than a purchase, d it is worthy to ho borne in mind. THE SERLUS SITATUI Vastly liproed. A speelal diSPat-'h to . State ravs as the wind is teinperod to the Kburn lamrh, help came to the hard pressed sufferers on the Pacolet sand dudes and wastes today. Through no lethargy, bUt not fully C-'. pre hending: the destitutiun of t!Y r> ra tive., the committee having obnie of the subscription fund las not ia: eu ed with its work. Wednesday. how ever, a oimmittee comprishi I. H1. F. Cha pin in chai ri.mI. W. A. Dill ingliam, WV. E. l!urney, .! :n 1:a.i:ie, i oin A. Law ari Dr. it. lU. It!ake went to the scene. TIm-y i-mtnd the condit ons' as alreadly relnet:3!y de pieted inl these disp Leaes. a:] the work of relief is now on in earne'it. It has xpme in the nick of time. i4t the silver tints n-w sho.v l]ain ly for the unfortunate-s and it is no~t likely that they will have to undergo more suftering in the hellish heat of the sand a.tnds. A carload of cloth ing food and provisions and money was taken th-e operatives Wednesday. Work is in sight, the Southern rail way, with 4 liberality rare, is issuing passt-s to any .f them th4t care to leave and the sitiation. which had such a desperate aspect Tuesdav and the day b'efore, is relieved. Reports from the outlying districts are ciming in and it is only a matter of time when more dead bodies will be discovered. The finding of another dead body Wednesday makes the total ::Aumber 62. Despite the fact that the mayor of Spartanlurg has said that further subscriptions were un necessary. they come in and ple.;ant things of Columbia's liberality are heard at every turn. A few hours ago the sight of a storm cloud in the sky tilled the hearts of the operatives with fear, but so furnace-like has been the heat in the valley of the Pacolet that the storm of Wednesday after noon was welcomed with delight. Af ter it had cast its waters downwani a rainbow rose out of the low sand 1 -nds and tipped its crescent on the green hillside above the Converv wri ck. TL. operatives, dense and ignorant, regaried it in wonder and ho.-. For the tragedies of the Red sea were no more iireful than theirs. The Tillman Trial. The Columbia RecArd sayE a great number of affidavits are being type written to be presented to court to. show that a change of veau- in the Tillman case should be granted. It was said Friday that there are two hundred of them and it was expected' that they would be served on the state's attorneys Friday aliernoon. The tenor of the atfj4nts, of course, are that Tiilman c4nnot receive a fair trial here because of the feeling and some (if the atidavits assert that they frequently have heard expressions of opinion against the prisoner. One instances subscriptions to G!,nzales monument as indic-tive of public feeling, though he did not mention the fact that, subscriptions were nut e.>ntined to Columbia and that a very large part. of them camen from outside the city and county. It is said that there are a dozen or so princial atil lavits and most of the rest are onm the "me too" order-that is simply endorsing what someb'dy else has said as to prejudice* esding in this city. It W'as been poinvd out that if the change of venue is rauted that the case will probab':: .a to Elgefield or Saluda. Court A. 1 have been held in every county of the cir cult up to that time and a:: tue -lefen dant has a constitutional righit to in sist on a speedy trial It is believed he will do so, becaiuse that wouiJ foa ce a trial in one of those countis which are to all intents and purp~sez the home of the defendarg, and ha. no houbt believes they are as mucl biased in his behalf as his friends alec that the citizens of Richiand are prejudiced against him. All these thing~s re main to be seen, however, and there is no certainty that .Judge Townsend will grant the motion .fo~r a cnange. Somehow there seemis to be no de.>ire on the part of any of the Julges to "sit on" this case and it is said that any one of them is perfectly willing to pass it on to amnother. Five Peabody Scholarships. The State superintendent of educa tion has ~received notice of five vacant scholarships in the Peabody Normal college at Nashville. Thbese shholar ships are worth $100 each and rail road fare both ways. It is quite like ly that these scholarships will be given for only one year, as the Peabody trustees contempla,.e chan 1g the plans with reference to the U stribu tion of Peabody funds. A competi tive examinationion for these s;.holar ships wilt be held on the 10th and 17th of July at the followinir places: Anderson, Rock Hill, Florence, Colum bia and Charleston. A pplicants must not be less than 17 years of age. nuor more than 30, in good health~ ai:d of good moral character. and must be a teacher or expect to become one. THE~ Carolina Spa.ri n says: "Th~e silent sujierers are small farmnars in the cI udburst section. Their mills have been washed away and one will have to go nmile~s to have 't ''tu'n of corn" ground. Bridges are down and they are put to great inconvenience to get anywhere. These sutfer alone. They are not in communities-. 'sChey never get resolutions of sympath. and material help. Our svmp:'y 1g oes out to the farmers as well as to inill hands. Manty of them will have to live on short rations till the. ciop is made." . THE Columbia Record say;s some "business agents"~ or unions 'n New York appear to have been holdiing very proitable positions. One has been arrested for extorting .85,000 from a concern for calling off a sti .2. No doubt the ordinary, harO.- %orking unionist believed when he wa., ordered to strike by these v-alking cielegates that he was standing by the~ princi pies of his union. They sutiered, but the walking delegate grew rich and fat. From all reports these "hold ups" by "business agents" arc quite common In New York. THrE Columbia Record says: "As sessing railroad and like corporation property at their full val-ue is all right, but the same should be done with all other property. There is absoluitely no justice in allowing the general tax payer to return his property at .i: per cent. or less of its value and compell ing corporations to return theirs at full value." WHEN a man follows his e-)nvic tions and does what he thinks he ought to do, nothing that ecG.r.Q af- 1 terward can make him regrer. . :ia ac-: tion. When a man does anrvtbing from Improper motives he :~yr.erally 1 lays up a store of remorsu, occause things seldom turn out as hc calcu-< MUBT SERVZ HS TERM. I'he Siat spreie Co urt 1ratea to Lii Wiliuox Off. James Wilcox. the IMidTh4 o.f liel le Crcj .y. or Eliiabe:th City. N. C.. t Vill havt o .erv1( hissiiteinc I r.hi r .y years i t:-- st Ate p isb 'al'. R leigh . C. et: no-i I wie: fle first j .ime i ws coivicte .o n 1 : i r in) t ,he tir-L dt:re :,:Ad !erteneed to be C ianaed. C lie was h: vein a niw t ria 1hv tie sO- 1 yreme et-ur t ltwat. 0 t, sp*-etat ers at r ,he tril natle a deimnist r::tin whCnD Wilcox's lawyer arse ip ..peak. In lie second ra I lie was tricd in a di tffer mt (nUnty MA onivicted (-f murder n the seconid degree and scieteited to -trve Ihirly ears in the penitei iary. Prom this judgment Wilcox appialed. This judgment, the supreme court Fri lay affirmed in an opinion embracing ,birty type-written pages. The defendant's attorney urged that Wlcox should have been given a new Lrial because moat of the evidence was utlicient to have been submit-ted to he .jury; second, that the suicide the >ry was as reasonable as any other heory. The q urt went into detail in he consideration of these points. [t said after reviewing the argument >f the defendant's counsel that the de Leased had the opportunity. the mo ,ives and tbe irne to drown hersclr: "This line of thought has. been Atron.ly pressed u'ven us by the de ,endant's able and z.ealoeus c >unsel. To the adopiian of tlis view there are reveral ser:ous ditlicullties. There c in >e n , rionht tiat the" d-.-coasL- wm re;,tly grieved aml distress'd.hv :he zondUt o th. defen.da lit: 1 hat bIaf rect ions v. ere till -d A hIi. H er con iict sh-.wel her toh, i vomi.i w > mian (if deep and strong feeling. * * * TIe testimony shows I hat the c-imdi rion of the river an, and near to the tront t.f the Cropsey residene. wit h I its recedinir shores, is such aws to make it necessary for her, if drowned there, to go out seventy-tive feet from the I shore b -fore reaching the water, tour t eet deep. Toe testimony in respect 4 to the river all conflict with the the ry that she could have -thrown her ;elf in the water." In conclusion the opinion says. "We think that in this case, Meas- t ured by the standards prescribed by ; law, the evidence was properly sub- c mnitted to the jury and we cannot say I they have reached an ircjrieAt con Dlusion." C Many Farmers Suffired "In the excitementof the mnn,.-nt," ;ays the Greenville News, "following the mill disaster in Spartanhurg, the public lost sight of the serious damage sustained by hundreds of farmers. living in the lowlands. The injury cannot easily be estimated. The cludburst covered a wide are;', and a 3 the rush of waters swept along toward the sea, the rivers went be oi d all bounds and destroyed thousand ot acres of growing crops. Sime of Lit farmers, It is true, luckily escap dA harm, but rank and file sutfered. Tii rids came immediately after ant it t essant rain, and by the time it wil ne possible to) return toi work ini th r ieds, the ruin will be comnpletI. There will be more planting, of course. but the crops will be late and unless '.he farmers can resume operation t within the text ten days. thei finances will be badly crippled at arvest time, Spartanburg, Green i ville, Qconee. Pickerns, ani Andersor.1 received the brunt of the storm. Ovez in Spartanburg conuuty our corresp- n dent reports tha~t great lanes were washed' through tue ti Ids, leaving nothing but the hard, red clay. T'he correspondent takest ragher a gkoom' view of the stuation. It will not b too late foir replanti~ng if the ba" weather does not contige, and while 4 the farn ers wji1 1haie a nairrow timet mar-gin they will he able to get toeC fields under cnitiytation if they go to 4 work as soon as the soil i-, dry. They)' have lost all the fertiliser product put I In the grounc) weeks ago, which will < anly add to their damage. The weeklyC rop bulletin published Friday-, shows that hail tiestroy'ed the young crops in ten counties1 causing great injury toc orn, tobaccAo ungut oats and co ton. The hail got in its disastrous work be rore the cloudhurst. but it was none < the less effective, We are not inclin ed, however, to look upon the dark side of the picture. The farmer has always been at the mercy of the ele- I ments, if he could regulate meteoro logical conditions, this would be the I richest section of country in the world. He is constantly expecting trouble and 1 his energies are not paralyzed by temporary ruin. He is ever hopeful. A storm is merely an incident of his life, and being the backbone of the outh he will work all the harder and be all the more industrious because he is forced to overcome his present -iitti ;ulties. The farmer received none )f the sympathy that was poured out >n the mill people. He did not expect it, and not receiving it he is not dis- I appointed." Ancetry of shoemaimng. There is nothing vulgar about the ancestry of the shoemaking trade in the United States. The first shoemak er came over in the Mayflower. His. name was Thomas Beard, and he had an income from the London company of $100 a year and received fifty acres of land on which to settle. Seven years later the city of Lynn was founded, and ever since It has been making shoes for the world. Philip Kertland, a native of Buckinghamn- s shire, was the first shoemaker of the c city of Lynn. In George Washington's c day Lynn had 200 master workmen t. and 00 journeymen shoemakers, turn- t ing out every year no less than 300,000 1 pairs of fine shoes. Navigating the Elbe. A curious means of moving boats isb employed on the river Elbe-a chain 200 miles tong at the bottom of the stream, which is too swift to navigate b in the usual -vay. The boats are 180 a feet long and provided with 200 horse power steam engines which turn ab drum fastened on the deck. The chain comes in over the how, passing along on rollers to the drum, around which it is wound three times. The chain Is ~ then carried to the stern, where it drops back into the water. The steam ers tow five barges containing 1,500 c; tons. i d Logical. - "I could have married either Whip- y per or Snapper if I'd wanted to, and a both of those men whom I refused have since got rich, while you are still r 1T'.-0 mur l 'w hIPen suppting u Four negro men and one negro wo nan were killed in Smith county. Iiss., on Sunday and Monday, the re ult of the killing of a Mr. Crafts and he wounding of a Mr. Broyles from ~ Lmbush last week by negroes. Most f the other negroes of the communi-h Movable Dropi In Diamonds. It has long been know that dia aondn, especially the clairknown as I 'rose diamonds," are likely to explode f subjected only to what would seem a 'ery ordinary degree of heat, such as trong rays from the sun, etc. It Is Low believed that the explosions are he result of the rapid expansion of ertain volatile liquids-inclosed in cavi ies near the center of these precious tones. A great many diamonds, even hough cut, mounted and worn as gems f perfection, are still in an unfinished ondition-that is, the liquid drop from vhich the stone is being formed has iot as yet deposited all of Its "pure rystals of carbon." These movable [rops may occasionally be seen with he naked eye. When this is the case, a strong mi roscope will give the drop the appear. mnce of a bubble In the fluid of a car enter's level. It is also highly prob ble that besides the lIquid mentioned hese cavities may contain gases under Ireat tension. This being the case, me may readily comprehend how a ery small amount of heat would !ause the liquid and gas to expand to uch a degree that the diamond would ive way with all the characteristics f a miniature explosion. Sometbtug Be Bad Forgotten. "So you enjoyed your continental rip, did you?" Inquired the simple old entleman. "I haven't -been over in Ifty years, but my recollections are till vivid. I remember once standing n Mont Blanc, watching the sun sink >ehind the blue waters of the Mediter. -anean, while to my right the noble Ihine rushed onward to the Black sea, d the Pyrenees, still holding the wows of winter, were on the left. I emember while standing there" "But, Mr. Grey," feebly interrupted is listener, "I was on Mont Blanc nyself, and really-you'll, excuse me )ut you really must be 'mistaken in rour geography." "Mistaken?" returned -the old man Ightly. "Not a bit of It. But I for ;ot; it's different now. You know, my lear boy, that since my day the entire nap of Europe has. been changed by :hese awful wars,.and so of course you !an't appreciate what It was fifty years ker Father's Strength. Recently In a Sunday school 'the eacher was telling her class of small upils the interesting story of Samsou, f whom she spoke as being the stron est man that ever lived. Little Ethel. a golden haired new re ruit, listened to the story with great terest. After the teacher had finished. thel-beld up her chubby hand. "Well, Ethel." asked the teacher, 'what is it?" "Samson wusn't as strong as my >apa is." "Is your father so strong?" queried he teacher, smiling. "Oh, my papa's offul strong," replied Dthel with emphasis. "Why, I heard namma say that he had a ellyfant on its hands."-Columbus Journal. VArometers and Dust. When the barometer falls, the air round expands Into a larger volume mnd the air inside the cupboard also 'pands and forces Itself out at.every ninute creyice. When the barometer ises again, the air inside the cupboard, ms well -as outside, condenses and hrinks and the alt is forced back Into :he cnpboard to equalize the pressure, rd along with the air in goes the'drst. ['he smaller the crevice, the stro. .er :he jet of air, the farther goes the ".rt, Witness the dirt tracks so often seen iimperfectly framed engravin,,,s or hotographs. Remember, whenever rou see the barometer rising, that an dditional charge of dust Is entering our cupboard and drawers. Prophetie Dreamsu. The belief In prophetic dreams Is not htirely a superstition, according to he results obtained by two members >f the French institute. They point mt that at night when the senses are t rest the brain Is affected particular y by organic feelings in various parts f the body and that early symptoms if advancing diseases give a particular irction to the dreams. A familiar in tance is nightmare, which indicates a lspeptc condition. Immoderate drink 'rs see rats, snakes and insects in their reams before the actual outbreak of elirium tremens, and so on. in Her Debt. As a pleasant*'faced woman passed he corner Jones touched his hat to her Ld remarked feelingly to his com >anion: "Ah, my boy, I owe a great deal t' hat woman." "Your mother?" was the query. - "No. my landlady." N-ot Dangerous. Biggs-Wndig Is a nice fellow, but me s given to exaggerating. Dggs-Yes, but that fault is counter ialanced by one thing? Biggs-What Is that? Diggs-The general Indisposition of meople to believe him.--Chicago News. Won In a Walk. "Say, how did you get oft' in the glee lb try-out?" "kde first bass on four bawls." Thapparel._____-___ His conviction. There are two sides to a jail, and It's aser to get inside the outside than It to get outside the inside.-Baltimore Jews. A Body Founrd. A special to the Union Progress ays that Friday morning while a rowd of men were looking over a raft n the banks of Pacolet iiver about wo miles above Skull's Shoals bridge e body of an old lady was found. It supposed to be that of one of the ictims of the recent terrible rlood rhich swept away so many homes at litton and caused the death of' many y drowning. Judging from the ap earance of her hair she was about 50 ears of age. Her body was very adly bruised, but as there was no ieans of identifying it and no infom ation could be obtained regarding er she was buried on a hillside near be river. Any one desiring further iformation about her can obltainl it y writing J. T. Sprouse, Mt. Jloy, THE Minneapolis J'Jurnal, a republi an paper, points to the victory won Sthe municipal elections by radical emocratic candidates and says: There is food for reflection here. 'eople who do not like republicanism re not likely to be satistied with any aing so much like it as gold democ ucy." The Journal is right. Tne spublicans will not leave their party ntil they are disgusted with it, and 'hen they atre disgusted they will ant to get as far from it as possible. Killed by Lightning. Four men of Wayne county. Oi, ere struck by lightning and killed on uesday while they were carrying a eavy piece of tidiber on their should S . .. I HER SKATING LESSON. I certainly thought her a beauty; , I thought that she must be my fate; Ur.til, more for pleasure than duty. I said I'd Instruct her to skata. Oh. sad was the hour when I told hei I'd make for some morning a date! She came. I endeavored to hold li And teach her the way she should skate My neck. in a manner most frantic. She clutched. I feel called on to state It might have seemcd very romantic Bad she not been learning to sv.ate. She fell, with a scream most despairing: I know to a fraction her weight. I know. too, what hose she was .earing - The day that I taught her to skate We rose, and she. said she would try it Again-that she thought it wAs great I myself was disposed to deny it. But she seemed determined to skate. The next time together we'tumbled - The ice nearly fractured my pate. The meekest of saints would have -ru= bled At teaching that damsel to skate. I think for her subsequent lesson A mighty long time she will wait. I- hadn't a well bustled dress on; It hurt me, that learning to skate. -Chicago News. He Settled. "Do you think," asks Willie Rahrab, "that a college education will pay?" "No." answers Freddie Rushmore, "but I know my father will."-Chicago Tribune. Not Borrowing Trouble. "Remember," said the college presi dent, who was trying to raise funds, "that the man who dies rich dies dis gMced." "What of it?" answered the man who was trying to reach the $200,000,00 mark. "The public always forgives a man after.,he's dead. anyway."-Chi cago Record-Herald. HiN Sort. "What kind of tobacco do you smoke, Rivers?" asked the frierid who had drpped In. Rivers hesitated a moment. "As a rule," said Brooks, coming to his relief. "hie smokes cut plug, except - when I run out of it and happen to have some other kind in my desk." Scrantou Republican. An Enisy Mark~. Willie Softeleigh--I was quite Ill aft~ er that poker game last night; very ill;. in fact. But I feel much easier this. morning. Jack Sharpe-You're mistaken, Ipy boy. It is simply impossible for you to~ be ainy easier than you were last nightt -Philadelphia Ledger. The Reason Why. Church-What in the worldtare they building so many tunnels under the, North river for? Gothaml-Ohi, those are to. accommo date the Kentuckians when they come. to New York. It grieves them to see so, much water.-Yonkers Statesman. Youthful Flatterer. Mr. Brighton has a faint streak of' down on his upper lip. "When I get to be a man, papa," said' his little four-year-old. "i'm going to have a great big mustache like yours," That boy has- been feeding on candy ever since.-Chicago Tribune. Had to salute Her. Mrs. Right-It isn't necessary to rais' your hat to the housemid. Mr. Right-Well, I can wink at her If you prefer it.-Elizabeth Journal.. Wedding Favors. r' "What wuts de trubble at Jim's wed "Why. de only rice dey cud find to frow a'tter de happey couple wus made p In croquettes-an' dey frowed dem!" -New York Journal. Finly skeletonis Unearthed. While digging out 'rock for use on the st reets of Key West, F'la., Com missioner Fulford's men opened a trench containing at least 50 humal. keleons. Near the spot where the trench was found, were three tomb tones, be aring iniscriptions which how tnat the interments were made in 1835.- On oneC stone is the name of Dapt. Dan'l. A. Agur, commander of Ihe United States, revenue cutter Dexter. Another bears the name of D~enni,. Clapp, a native oft Massachu etts, who died Nov. l2. 18:35: and a third hears the name of Pieree P. Fel lws, who died in 1838, aged 39. In. the trene the bodies were thrown in til sor'ts or ways. THlE white people~ of Dearborn coun - ty, ndiania, are chasing the negro resints out of' t heir county because >f the murder ojf a white woman by >neof the latter. One hundred negroes. bae been forced to leave the neigh- - borhood and others have been notified. to leave. This happened, remember, ir: tile Northern itepublican state of Indiana, which adjoins the state of 3hi, the supposed pa'radise of the. negro before emancipation days.