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IV aftillit I.J JL IA. NTNING, S. CWEDNESDAY. JANNUARY THE TERMS. Text of Articles of Capitulation of Port Arthur. OFFICERS PAROLED But All Russian Soldiers Are Made Prisoners of War. All Forts, Bat teres, Vessels and Munitioas Are Transferred to the Japanese in Tact. The people of St. Petersburg have received with composure the news,. known to the rust of the woild a day earlier, of the fate of Port Arthur. The event had been anticipated, apd under oMfial direction the minds of the populace -were prepared to re eeive witai resignation the anno'.nca ment of t he fact by the publication of dispate1hes forwarded week before last by Gen. Stoessel describing the straits to which the garrizon had been reduced. The expectations in some qua:ters that the surrtnder of the fortress would be f.llowod at the capital by a:ti-war demons'rations bas rot been realzed. So far as there has been any cxpretson of feeliag, it tas been fur carryirg on the war vith all the vigor pcssible. At Tokic Tuescay night the surren der of Port Arthur was celebrated by a lantera procession trd a general illumination. The Japaaese diet will formally express the thanks of the nation to Gen. Nogi for his conduct of the seige. Among Russian cillclals there is a feeling that any propo-i:ion of peace that may be made with the fact in view that in order that peace mast be lasting Japan mustrec:-gniza Russia's right to free transit of its ships through waters of the far east. High Japanese <ificials declare that there is no 'probebtility of aivances coming at present from their government looking toward peace negotiations. In official quarters in St Petersburg it i& said that no tender of good offices from a third party would be accpteo and tt at any proposal fur peace must come Irom Japan dirtct. The text of the articles of capitula tion of the Port Arghur garrison signed by the commissioners repre senting Gen. Nogi has been made public. All Russian suldiers, marines and civil offials of the garrison and harbor are made prisoners; all forts, batteries, versels, munitions, etc., are tran-ferred to the Japanese in the condition in which they existed at ncon of January 3, violation of thi4 clause to operate as an annulment of the xiegotaticns, giving the Japanese army warrant to take free action; the Russian military and naval authorities are to furnish to the Japanese army an exhlbit of all forttications, under ground and submarine mines, a list-of military offcers, of ships and- the ~number of their crews, and of civil lans of both sexes with their race and occupations; and all publ c property, as buizdings, munitions of ear, etc., to be left in the present position pending arrangement fisr tneir trans ference. Offcers of the at my and navy are permitted to retamn their swords and su<.h of their perronal property as is directly necessary fojr the maintenance of life and with one servant each may, t p'n sigoic'g their parole not to take up aims dur~ng the continuance of the war, return to Ruis!a. Non-cr mmrissioned cificers and crivates will be held as prisorters' For the benefit of the sick and wounded Russians the Eanitary corps and the aceoutants belonging to the Ense.ian army and navy will be re quiredi to serve under the Japanese sanitary icorps and accountants for such period of time as may be deemed necessary. ARTICLES OF CAPITULATION. The following are the articles of capitulation: Article 1. All Russian soldiers mra rines, voluntee's, alio government of ficIa's at the garrison an1 h.;rbor of Port Arthur are taken prisoners. Art. 2. All forts, batteries, war ships, other ships and boats, al-ms, ammunition, horses, all mater~als for hostile use, government buildings and al1 01 j-ects belor-ging to the Rus. sian government shaill be tram ferred to the Japar-ese army in their exist lng ccndition. Ari. 3. On the preceding t'wo condi tions teing assented to, as a guaran tee for the fulfilment thereof the men garrisoning the forts and the batteries on Etse mountain, Sungshu moun tain, Anrse mountain and the lme of emineonces southeast. therefrom shall be removed by noon of Jan. 3 and the same shall be transferred to the Japa nese t.roy. Ar . 4. Should Russian military or naval men be deemed to have des.roy - ed objects named in article 2 or to have caused alteratio-n ia any way in their condition at the extsting time, the signir g of this compac-t and the nrgotiations shall be ann-ulled and the Japanese army will take free action. Art. 5. The Russian m litary and naval authcrities shall prepare and transfer to the Japanese army a arle showing the fortifications of Port Arthur and their respective positizns, and maps showing Lhe location t f mines tnderground and submarine, and all (th'er dangerous objects; abho a tab-le snowing the comnpositon and system cf the ar my and naval services at Port Arthur; a list of army and navy oflcers, with nams and rank and tduty of saidi officers; alist of army steamers, warsbips and other ships. with the numbers of their respective crews; a list cf civilians, showing the number of men and women, their race and occupations. Art. 6. Arms, including those car Tied on t he persons; ammunition, war materiais, government buildings, ob jects owoed by the government, horses, warships and other ships, isn cludir g their contents, vxcepting private property, shsll be left in the r present positions and the commission we of the Russian and JananesA armies shall (ecide upon th e o Lf their trarsf;ielnce. Art. 7 The Japanese army. cn sidering the galiant res stauce . ffared by the Russian aroy as hing bon r able, will permit the <tiers of the Ri sslan army and navy, as %ell as <mcais telonging thereto, to carry sword,; and to take with them private property directLy necessary bor the maintenance of life., The prev'ously meutioned offiers, eitc'als and volun teers who will sign a written parole pkdgi! g that they will not take up arms and in no wise take action con trary to to the interests of the Japa nese army until the close (f the war, will rfrceive the consent of the Japa nese army to return to their country. Each army and navy oMff% r will be al iowed one s-rvant, and such ser*.aat will be spccially re'eased on signing the paro'e. Art. 8. Non-comm'ssitned officers and privates of both army and navy and volunteers shall wear their uni terms ahd, taking portable tents and necessary private p'operty, and com manded by their respective cfm:ers, ,hall assemble at such places as may be indicated by the Japanese army. The Japane:e commissioners will de 'de the nece:sary details thereof. Art. 9. Tae sanitary corps and the vrcountants belonging to the Russian army and navy shall be retained by the Japanese while their services are deemed necessary for the caring for s!ck and wounded soldiers. Duritg such time such cmrps shall be required o render service under the direction of the sanitary corps and accoantanUS f the Japanese army. Art. 10. The ireitment to be ac noided to the residents, the transfer >f books and documents relating to municipal administration and finacce, and also detailed fi.es nacessary for the enforcement of this compact shall be embodied in a supplementary com pact. The supplementary c mpact 5hall have the same force as this com pact. Art. 11. One copy each of this com pact shall be prepared f ar the Jpa ese and Russian armiEs, and it saall bave immediate effect upon signature hereof. Kii-d tximsIlf. G. C. Welibrock, wholesale fruit sealer of Charleston. S C., aged for. y-three years, shot and killed him elf at his offlle on Tuesday mornin f last weer. He bad just entred ,he office and locked tbe door, wher ,he report of the pistol was heard. ind upon the door- being broken open ae was found lying on the fl .or in a pool of blood with a hole in his right emple and another on the opposite de of the head, where the bail had passed out, going through a pane of 1ae window glass beft re finally spend og its force. As far as is known ;.tere was no cause for the suicide. Sr. Wellbrcck was in ccmpany witb YIr. Guy Stoner a short time before te retired intc his cfflce ard to him 3e gave no intimation of his intention o kill himself. He left a Lote, It is inderstood, to Mr. Stoner, telling im goodbye and expressing the opin on that he would be happier, but not plaining the cause of his trouble, 1 2noer which he seemed to labir. He i was married on last Sunday night c a Miss Schimdt. It was learned Turs. lay that Mr. Wellbrock has been suf. ering under some severe merita1 train, for a few nights ago he slept, r spent the night, in the county j ii pon his own request, stating that he as in fear of bodily injury. Barring ~hs one fact, Mr. Welibrock had given o evidence of any mental affection. Wants Bis Whibkey. In his mail Tuesday Gov. Hey ward eceived the following commrunica iOl: "We the under siners in our wn belief will say that one Dare ack whtm had his wuiskey stezed ad taken from him by Fran Israel a ~onstable has to our own noliige ever sold any whiskey around tnis eighborhood whiskey was bought ~rom dispensary quantity was one and halt gallons." This is signed by J. J. Jones, Wilks Stevinson, Lock art, S. C ; ii. B. Ash, Bulor Creek, . C ; James gault, L ;ckhart, S. C.: eorge gant, Lockhart, S. 0." Tne following postscript is appended: pleas let me have a hearing from ou at an early Date as I want my hskey or the money that I Paid fur ame if there' is any law for me It i >ing to have it." The Stat e says it s somewhat siogular that ail the iames seem to be sygned in the same landwriting, and there appears to be marked unifqrmity in the misspell. og of proper n~mes. . Barned To Death. Fire consumed the home of Frank Noweski, a Polish miner in Murris Run, Pa., at an early ho'ur Tuesday, ad the entire family of ten, except rbe oldest son, aged 18, was either :urned to death or smothered. The Noweskis li oed in a log house on the utskirts of Morris Run. There were o immediate neighbo s. It is not kown how the fire originad but it is thought that a store fell ovtr and the burnirg coals set fire to the i-sus2. Noweski was employed by cne Momr1 Run Coal Mining campany. With ihis fellow miners be a ocen on strie since last Ap-il. Recently smrapox orke out mn Morris Run. Noweski and his family were amxong tie siffr ers from the disease but ever y moem ber of the family recovered and rne quarantine had j ust bee n rakied frorm teir home. Tried w Escape. While a train carryIng 130 conviets in the emplcy of the Tennese Coal and iron Riilway company was goi~nz tr.. m M ne No. 3 to toe prison, Wi i Fler a negro convict, exploded a stick of dy namite In orne of the coaches wi-.h a view of effecting a whlesale release. J. Dawkins, a cr vict from Henry county, was killed, Guard Pickett lost a lEg and an arm. Geo. Delaney, one of the traiemen was hurt, and several convicts were slightly injured. Dulng ta~e stain pede guards from the other cars rush ed forward and prevented the esca p? of any of the convicts. Tue expli son blew out the end of the coaca. Fatal Negro F'estival. At a negro festival at Mo ticello, am Bell killed Be.n Peay and br ke Dave Peay's jawbcne. Wylie suba was shot in toe back by a party un known. Dr. Scott does not think I e will die. Another negro whose name s nnown ha~d his skull crackad. CALLS THEM TIGERS. (hif Constable Hammet's Eeport to the Governor. Shows the S ties at the Local Dispen saries to Have Increased Very Greatly in 1904. Mr. U. B. Hammet, chief constable, has submited to Gov. H yward his rrport for the last quiarter of the year 1904. Mr. Hammet takes cccasioni to call attention to the charteri- g of so cial ciabs in large cities, and ne de elares some of these to be Iiagrantly violating the law. In bis letter sub mitting the report, Mr. Ha-nmet s ys: "Frcm t'ie figures given you wifl see that the maintenance of the con stabulary has reached a considerable sum, but when you deduct the value of the se'zres made and the fines cllected, which went to the various counties and towns, that expense has been reducod to the very small sum of $34,876 35, with numerous appeal ed cases yet to be heard from. "The illicit dealing in liquors in every s.ction of the State has been very considerably curtailed, and wtiile I have nor been able to enforce the law to the letter, I feel that my ef forts have been of valu3 in that direc tion, and reports received daily go to show that there is an improvement in the situation almost everywhere. The dispensary law can be enforced, but it will require the aid of State (ffiers as well as municipal, in addition t) the constabulary force to accomplish it. 1 "There seems to be a lack of inter est, or fear, or something which I cannot determine. on the part of some of those who are charged with the en forcementsof the law which prevents them from taking as active a part, as i- incumbent upon them. In many I instauces I have been ably assisted by the inl endents of towns and a few magistrates, but as a rule there is lit tle attempt made by others than State constables. "In my judgment the greatest me nace to the enforcement of the law is the promiscuous isuing cf charters to -o cilled 'cluts,' and yet I am infoim ed that unrer our present laws this I aonot be prevented. We find them lourishi- g in our ciies and larger ;owns, and while claiming to be social >rganizations, complying with the re luirements of the law, they are noth rg more nor iess than open barrooms. Every effrt has been made to put a ,top to the sale of liquors within their nails, even to the exent of stationing i Afi:ers in the building to prevent it, I )u this bas resulted rece'.tly in the Lrrest of the constables, on a charge of i respass and their convicton and pun- E hm-nt by fine. . "Poritive and satisfactory proof hat scme af these 'clubi' sell driekb >f all kinds to the general pubile tbeir membersbip in numerus cases 5eing entirely fictitLiou) seems una 7ailing in our endeavors to confire J :hem to the rights granted them by teir charters, and I desire to earn tly recommend 'that some legisla ion be enacted which will affect th. . ndiscriminate issuing cf sucha char . "The constabulary force Is in good ~ondition, loyal and energetic. Veryc ittle has occurred to mar the admin-a stration of the affairs of the depart-t nent, and I look forward to the at- I mair ment of even better results in the uture than we have In the ptst.' The total e xpense for the quarter was S16,171 81. The amoun't of salesc ~rom the wholesale dispenstry wa< 5987,313 94, from the retail dispensa jes $1,U38 733.00. Tne summary for the year is as f al ows: ?o'.al cast of coestabnla-1 ry for year......-.-..-8 64,388 26 rotal value of seizures for year............$ 21.071 91 rotal sales for-State dis pensary for year......2,996,918 30 rotal sales for local dis sies for year...-.8.3,374,786.43 ro.at number of convic tions for year....... 344 Total amount of fines impsed for year.....$ 18946 00 Total amoulnt of fines collected for year-.... 8,440.00 Total iumber of p -isons s. nt t. chaingang . . 98 Total number of teams s-sized--.....-.........-13 Total onmber of stills sed......--.........-14 In the rep .rt for the last quarter, Mr. Hamo.et says in addition to the seizures of liquor and beer. "the-re were two teams, 35 stills and 1,810 gallons of beer in kegs, the latter of Rhich is of no value." The itucrease in tne sales in the local dispensaries over the same quarter of 1903 amounted to $172,007.69. Q.z'te a number ot cases against :iolators of the law have been ap peale1 and are now pendirg in the .;ourt of general sessions. Big Dynamos. The Canadian Niag ara Falls Power *ony, th~e a!!y of the American Niagara Fsils Power compaar, suc cessfully set in motion Wednesday two of thueir 10,000 horse power tur oines anid dynamos before the of~cers of thec power company and distingu ished gut sts. These are the larges: machines in the world and their opera tioc marks an electrical epotb. Francis Lynde Stetsr-n, of New York, and President W. E. Beatty, of the Canadian compatny, turned on the po-.er. Cheers were given for KIreg E-itward, President R ,osevelt and tie ol110ers of the company. An elaborate lunch was served and felicitous speec-hes were made by William B. Rankine, Francis Lynde Stetson. A. Monroe Greel, Mr. J.- W. Langmaulr and ethers. Kille d tsrother ana S:11. A special from Ozark, Ala., say s: A double tragedy occurred at Mikdle City in the eastern part of this count.) Fn;day. Arch Pope and Jessie Pope, brotiers, had a heated discussion aed di-aegreement over a line fence and the :ormer shot and killed his brother with apistol.. Ax ca Pope then went houoe a.nd committed suicide cy tat;ng strychinine. The Popes are among trhe most promninent and prosperous people of southeastern Alabama. Botn men leave families. A YEAR'S RECORD Of Lynchings, Murders, Hang ings, Defalcations AND OTHER THINGS. Some Interesting Statistics Prepared by the Chicago Tribune for the Past Year, Showing the Number of Violent Deaths, Robber ies and Accidents. O: muc1 interest and significance ire the figures contained in the Chi mago Tribune's annual review of the year 19-A. Especially satisfactory Is tbe showing that there, were fewer ynchings than in any previous year incn 1885. There was a marked I alling (dff in the 3ggregate of dona ions for educational, philanthropic I Lnd religious purposes. There is a 1 Lc:ease in the number of legal hang- I ngs, in t be total of defalcitions, for teries and bank wreckings and in the iurnber of homicides. Fire losses how a small increase. ic a general I >usiness, manufacturing and com nercial way the latter half of the I rear was a decided improv:.ment over be first six mnths. L yncbings f >r the year number 87, ts compared with 104, the previous j ear, 96 in 1932 and 135 in 1901. No -em ber was bbe one mnath in twenty riars duimg which no lynching was I '-;porzed North or South. Of the 87 -1 ynchings 82 took place in the South s Lnd 5 in the N rth. There were 83 c iegro victims and 4 whites. Two. 1 wo.en were among the number. I Che high water mark for lynchings a vas in 1892, when mob vengeance I vas wreaked on 235 persons. Mississippi heads the list of States f ith 18 lynchings. Arkansas and I reo-gia divide dishonor with 17 each, t Kentucky, Virginia, Texas and South I arolina each has fewer than a half t Lzen cases to its credit. E -ery state t if the Uppar Mississippi Valley - es- t apes without a blemisb. t The alleged causes of the lynchings t vere: Murder 38; race prejudice 19; a .ttacks on women 20; murderous as- t ault 4; c:inspiracy to murder 2; un- 1 mown 2; insults 2; threats 1, and t obbery 1. Na--urally the numb3r of killed and I vounded in 'rar during 1904 greatly I icaeds th.r. of 1903, because of the t anguiear; confi:ct between Russia t ,nd Japan. Tne total loss of the t ear is about 400,000, as compared r vith 86,000 in 1903, 26,000 in 1902, 'l ,nd 3,000 in 1001. Of these ,josses r ,pproximately 370,000 were on Russo- v apanese battle lields and seas. Oah- t r lcsaes have been: Armenian mas- r acres, 7,864; Tbibet 6,492; Philip- t ilnes 3,230; Sumatra 2,379; Africa t ,7 14; Uruguay 2,035; Macedonia 820; d lan Domingo 240; Bulgaria 239; 1 forocco 50; Arabia 40.a Legal executions numbered 116, as c ompired with 123 the year before ; ,nd 194 in 1902. There were s ity wo executions in the North and -54 n tlhe S:outh, of whom 59 were whites, 5 jnegroes. one . Japanese and one ~hmese.- Ia 110 cases the victims ere convicted of musder. Six were onvicted of murder. Six were put to eath for attacks on women. Penn ,lvania executed 19, OhIo 10, New Ork 8. Missouri 3, Alabama 6, Ar :asas 7, Calfornia 5, and Indiana 2. Cere was marked fili ng cff in the a~sS three months of the year. Leaving out the operations of Mrs.| t )ssie Chadwick, the extent of whicb ias not been ascertained, the record s >f the year shows that men intrusted j with public and private funds are be- e :ming more honest. At any rate ' ihe total of defalcations, embezzle- e nents, forgeries and bimnk wrecking, e s $4,742.5u7, as compared with 8, 62,165 in 1903. The figurES for the eg.r are smaller than for any year ~ince 1903, one-sixth of those In 1904 nd less tha~n ha i those in 1895, 1896 nud 1897. The tabular statement for L94 shows:' irom tanks........ ....2,242 374 Sto!en by pubiic officials... 228 794 By agents...... ........ 758,879 forgeries................ 183,490 F'r.:n loan a'sociations .. .. 311,000 By postal employees........14,500 1 u~scellaneous stealings.... 637,970 While toere was a decrease of say ar.. hundred in the number of homi i es. is isa significant fact that there Es been a g;eat increase In the num er of mnurders committed by high. waycn, barglars, "hold-up" men tud all that class of Criminals. Chi ~ago in this particular makes a ~looay sno-ving. The growth of this ra-ict y of crime has been steady for ny.'yars. There were 464 in 9.'3. 333 in 1902, and 193 in 19('1. 10acturagement has been given to this ind .f human slaughter by the great prent ige of gallty men who escape iapture and conrviction. The hang : g of the b.>y be.ndits had apparently no deterrent iffect. Ti e principal causes for homicides follows: Qiarrels, 4 181; unknown, 1651; jealousy, 613; liquor, 840; in sane, 271; infanticide, 153; str~kes, 55; self-defence, 33.1 1n the list of great disaster, the burig of the steamer Slocum, when 1,031 lives were lost, was the wcrit. Six~ hundred were lost in a stczm on Lake Baikal, 500 by the collapse of a dam in China, 100 by an avalanche at ragelato, ltsly; 100 by a hurricane in Cocn, Coina; 100 by a storm at Santiage, Cuba: 220 by a ferry boat wreck in Rusmsia; 200 by flood in the Philppines. The distribution fol lows: Fires, 1,006; drownings, 2,745; cx ploions. Iiingr building and like cas ulties, 306; mines, 589; storms and cycones, 243, iighwiing, 189; electric ity, 126. S:ea m railroad aczidents caused the lss of 2;950 livts, a considerable de crease f--om t.be number of the year previous. The seriously injured toj taled 3,843. On trolley lines 479. wer krilleand 3n,2049 ininred Thei most fearful disaster of the year oc curred Augut 7. on the Rio Grande Railroad, when 118 lives were Icst on account of a brokin bridge. Donations and bequests for the year total 846,296,988. as compared with $75,000,000 in 1903, and $123, 000,000 in 1891, the record holding year. Mr. Caraegie hs not given so much to public libraries and many multi- millionaires have decreased the amounts of their benefactions. Never tbeless, Mr. Carnegie has given $11, - 243,000, the big gift beirg $5,000.000 for the bero fund and another $5,000, 000 for the Pittsburg Carnegie Insti tute. Mr. Rockefeller's benefactions total B1,461,000, one million of which was ror charities. Dr. D. K. Parsons gave $235,C00 to inal1 colleges. Ninety-six colleges have teein among the beneficiaries, getting 21.335.000 in the aggregate. A SAD ACCIDRET. I Little Son of Prof. Bain Killed by Falling Bricks. L'ttle Henry Bain, the 5-year-nld ion of Prof. and Mrs. C. W. B in of bie South Carolina college, was found ying bleeding In the yard at his home Friday morning of last week with a rightful wound in the back of his icad. His skull had been fractured, ie had lost a large quantity of blood nd was insensible when found. He was removed by loving bands, doctors vere hastily summoned and all that ender care and medical science could lo was bestowed upon him, but the ittle fellow hovered between life and eath until 8.50 o'clcck Friday night Yhen he died without having regained bnsciousness. He went out into the ard only a short time before the ac ident. A servant of Prof. Andrew ). Moore, who lives next door, was a.sing not many minutes after and ound the almost lifeless body on the tep4 leading into the yard at the side f the house. Mr. John Taylor, who as visiting at the residence of Prof. oore, was the first person to arrive .t the side of the injured child, and b was he who carried him upstairs. There Is no doubt that the little ellow was struck by falling brick?, ushed from the parapet above by the ,ranch of a tree grow:ng near the LOUsS. This branch rests uprn the rick work, and the motion caused by he unusually high wind prevailing at he time had torn these bricks from be wall and pushed them cfr. Three ricks were found on the spot below nd an investigation showed that hree were missing from above. The mb was scarred by rubbing against he bicks. , Telephone inessages soon brought ):s. Taylor, DuBose, Griffith and 'shburne. They discovered a frac are in the ba* of the head and saw bat the bone was pressing against he brain. The little sufterer was much weakened by the loss of blood lne.wound was not then regarded as ecessarily fatal and any operation ras deferred uctil later. Prepara Lonswere made in the afternoon to move the patient to the Columbia .ospital for the operation. He began o grow weaker, however, and the octors decided to\ operate at the ome. He grew weaker and weaker s the night came on and before the peration could be perforsied had assed away.-The State. Many Killed in Disasters. Without including the last, week, be accidents in North Ameiica in hich five or more persons were killed i 19014 caused thie death of 2,224 per ns. The b irning of the Irajquois hIeater, Chicago, and the wreck cf be Duquesne flyer, near Pittsburg, ocrred in the last week of 1903, and heir death roll of 800. is not counted a the figures given. The wreck of the teamship Norge, with 646 lost is in luded, most of the passengers having ickets for this country. By far the rorsi accident of 1904 was the de truction of the New York excursion teamer General Slocum, whicn burn d in June, with a loss of 1,020 liv, a. The worst railway accidents were a ollision at Willard, Kan., 17 killed; ollision at Jackson, Utah, 24 kill'ed; ollision at Kewanee, Miss., 43 killed; erailment at Litchfield, Ill.; 24 kill d, collision at Midvale, N. J., 16 kill d; Sunday school ex:ursion at Chica o, 20 killed; train through bridge at den, Col., 94 k:llel; colibion at odges, Tenn., 58 killed, and collisi an .t Warrentburg, Mo., 29 killed. Tor tadoes during the year killed 38 at vfoudville, Ala ; 12 at St. Paul; 5 .t Jamestown, N. Y., and 98 in east irn Cuba. The worst tornado in the Jnited States occurred in January, in Llabama. The worst explosion was n a mine at Cheswick, Pa., which est 186 lives. An infernal machine xplosion at Independance, Col., kill d 13. The worst elevator accident vas at St. Louis, with 8 killed. Ten >ersons were suffocated by coal gas at Williamstown, Pa. There was hardly Smonth without a loss of numerous ives in tenement house fires. Nine chool children were sufficated in a rault at Pleasant Ridge, Oslo. Eight :aildren were drowned while batumng L Alton, Ill, Tne average aiuoer of leaths in the larger accidents of the rear was 325 a month. It is a heavy taste of life from preventable causes, Sold to Indians. Reports from Victoria say that Wargaret Johnson the 1 1-year-old iaughter of Sydney Johnson, a Ger nan frcm Portland, is being held in >ondage by the Forth Rupert In lans. The information was obtained ~rom a m's-ionary by Secretary South f the Cnildren's Protective Society, ad Mr. South is now endeavoring to earn the whereab outs oJf the child, in nopes of rEscuing her. The natives re said by the missionary, who had ust returned from the far interior to nave paid the father $1..000 worth of urs for the girl. The father form rly worked in tbe Dawson mines and met the Indians when returning from ne North. Killeai by an Exploslon. Specials from Covington, a town on the Georgia railroad about 40 miles ast of Atlanta say: The toilers at the electric light plant exploded there Wednesday and killed the fireman, J. L. McCullougzh. The cause of the ac cident is unknown, the boilers being practically new, having been used but fonr yars. A SAD STORY. A Wife, Deserted and 111, in an Unknown Land. IS BEING CARED FOR. The Woman Is an imigrant from Poland, 0 and Comissioner Watson Has /aken I Charge of Her Case Although She Was Not Brought Here by Him. C Alone in a strange country; deserted ; by the man who had taken with her s the solemn marital vows; Ill with the C dread which a woman alone can suf- c fer; and unable to converse with those L around her. Such was the pitiable plight of a woman who was found weak and starving In Columbia Fri- a day. Applying at the homes of the a people of Columbia, she was unable to make known her wants, until finally 6 Rhe sank exhaustedupon the step;of 1 the home of kind ,hearted people who ' live in the most respectable part of 0 the city. The following particulara 1 of the sad case we take from the 0 State: . Mr. E. J. Watson, the commissioner of immigratien, was communicated s with at once, and although he was en gag d in moving his office effects from a the S'atee house to a temporary r4fl0e in the 12-story building, he gave im mediate attention to the wants of the suffering woman. With Mr. Frank Myers for an Interpreter, Mr. Watson went to the home where the woman was being caredfor temporarily, and as he had suspected, the unfortunate mreature proved to be a native-of Po. s land. Mr. Myers engaged her in conversa- e tion, the first time since her desertion c by her husband that she had heard her native tongue. The woman told a story which cannot be disbelieved. She is about 30 years of age and rather JH comely in appearance, although she n has seer. much anxiety and suffering g recently. She was unable to write, A even in her own'language, and her t. name, as well as could be.': guessed from her pronunciation, is Stephanki. o, This woman and her husband, to f whom she was married two years ago, P 3ame to this country-from the prov- g [nee of Galatia in Poland three months ago. Two months ago they. b were brought to Greenville to work in m bhe mills, having been secured among tj a colony brought south by the South. 01 rn railway for one of the mills there. Hler husband obtained work at a re- ai muneration of $5 a week, and the two ippeared to be living happily in ex- ti pectation of approaching events until 01 Dhreq weeks ago when she was desert- r( 3d and left penniless among people , with whom she could not even con verse. .e After a period of 'soul-harasuing m anxiety, the woman set. out on foot !or C,>lumbia, and walked all the way. g She was given assistance by the kind a hearted farm peope along the way, t and one family gave her a pair of shoes bi which she needed badly for the al weather has been very severe-.t When Mr. Watson was notified Fr!- si say, he found the woman in a state hi af collapse and exhaustion. She was if so weak that she could not keep va awake and kept dropping off to sleep. b3 When throu~rh the interpreter Mr. Watson had -s-cured the story of her (s suferings he sat about to find a place al where she could be cared for until he ti could communicate with the govern- ki ment authorities. For the federal government makes provison for suoh n unfortunate people as this and she di would be cared for at the hospital at if Eihs Island as soon as he could make p the arrangements.a The "Door of Hope" is crowded, a and there was no place for the poor al woman there. Finally Mr. Wataan a: found a boarding place for the unfort unate creature at a house .near the al union depot, and here she will stay 'I until she can. be sent to Ellis Island. fi Tne woman's gratitude was a moving t: spectacle, and Mr. Watsnn feels many se times repaid for the three hours he spent in try~ng to gether located tem porarily. The romantic part of the story is this: The arrival of the Pole, Frank Sobiets~ky, in Columbia, a~few.aweeksb ago corresponds with the time that 1 the woman was deserted by her husband, and it is more than probable that be is the vagibond who deserted his wife. The woman's condition did not permit that she be allowed to con-s front the unfortunate Pole who is lyinge in a 'hospital in this city with one leg cut ott 'a t.u result of an accident on the Soutnemn railway last Sunday whene v he was caught walking across a long ~ trestle a few miles north of Columbia. Ii will 'be recalled fthat when Soble ski came' he're he was unable to speak in English. He was engaged to work for a farmer in R~chiand ounty and was running away when he was knock ed off the trestle. It is barely probable that he was trying to get back to Greenville when he was caught-pro vided of cozurse he is the renegracle husbaud of the suff- ring woman. In re gard to this case Mr. Watson said last nighit: "The State department of agricul- S ture, commerce and immigration has a been placed at a decided disadvantage t, by reason of such a case as this. Ttis ,a woman was not brought to South Oar- ci olina by reason of any action of the o department, sand I regret .that it is o impossible for me, because of her lack a of knowledge of the Eoglishilanguage I to ascertain by whom she was brougnt 1; to the State. When the call came to d me in the shape that it did and I saw f the poor creature and talked with her t through an interpreter it would have * been neccessary for me to have had a heart of stone not to have attempted to do something fcr her. The poor creature was in such a condition that I did not believe she could have kept her eyes open another hairffhour. "After trying several places where I thought it would be best for her to hb TIfinaill took her to a barding aouse of an E 2glish woman, where ;he now is and will remiin antil such ; me as I can notify the United States Lutborities of her case and arrange ,or her removal to the hospitalgat llls Iland. This is a class of imni ,ration that this department has tudiously avoided, our efforts being ontinec to the h!gher class cf people vho speak English and who become ,fter a short time good citizens, assim Liating readily with our own people ,nd-adopting their views, politically ,nd otherwise. "At the same time when such c3sCs a this and that of the Polander, who ame here reoently, are brought to ur attantion it is right that we bould, acting as South Carolinians, ee that these people do not stter. Lt the satre time others, who are act ag outside of the State departmrnt a the matter of immigration, while aeaning well, are only doing harm to great movement for the upbuilding f the State, without Interfering with ny existing conditions. The low rice of cotton that now prevails has rved to check the movement of our wn people back to the farms, and onsequ ntly the demand for other ibor in the mlils has been reduced.D "I hope, therefore, that those who ave been bringing in these people of type that the department does not ad will not handle, will restrain bemselves from further independent fforts and will leave it to the depart ient to meet their need judiciously rith due consideration of the welfare f our own working people and the ianufacturing interests as well. Such ses as this arc not only deplorable, ut each one of them serves to retaid ie work of this department is de [gned to do for the good people. I Lacnrely truit that this will be seen rd appreciated." FTAR CLAIM O CONRDZRETES. :ow They Will be Paid for Property Taken After Paroled. There has been a general misunder andLng of the scope of the act of ngress proposing to pay ex-Confed- I :ates for horses and other property )nfiscated from them at the close of ie War of Sessession. Congressman t yatt Aiken has secured from the 1 aartermaster general, Col. C. F. umphrey, a statement detailing the i Lanner In which claims are to be e Led, no claims to be received after pril, 1906. The following regula ons must be observed: 1. Ech claimant must state -his n claim under oath (the department rnLishes no blank forms for the par se,) mailing it to the quartermaster meral, U. S. A , Washington, D. C. 8 2. In his affidavit he should state c is name, rank, company and the regi- t .ent in which he was serving at the me of the surrender, and by whom fleered. t 3. The date and place of surrender, I id to whom surrendered. I 4. That he was paroled at or after t ie surrender, naming the parolin t Beer, time and place. Written pa- k iles, if in existence, should be filed ith claims; otherwise, the sworn tes- 1 moay of two credible persons (pref ably soldiers,) knowing the facts, 1 nest be submitted as proof. 5. That he was required to be counted for the- performance of his ilitary duties, and that the proper- a r taken was hisown and thatit was I sng used In the Confederate -service I Sthe time of the surrender and was i iken by U. S. troops acting or pre imably acting under orders, stating :w, when and where (and by whom j It is known) It was taken. State iue of each horse or mule, saddle, tidle, blanket and side arms. - 6. At least two credible persons 1 oldiers preferred) must corroborate I the claimant's statements in essen al particulars, stating how their cowledge thereof was obtained. 7. If the soldier be dead, his widow 1 ay make the claim. If both be I sad, his child, or children jointly; or no children survive the soldier, a a~rent may make the claim. Allow ne for only one horse and equip lent is made to a private sosdier ad two horses, equipment and side ems to a commissioned omcer. 8. All statements by the claimant ad witnesses must be under oath. 'n credibility of each must be certi ed to by the official before whom1 iey make the oath and his official al must be affied to each affidavite. Suspended by Smallpox. The Florence Daily Times failed to take Its usual afternoon appearance 'eday because the local board of ealth quarantined the entire estab sement and thoroughly fumigated ae building. The foreman of the ice had developed a case of vario td. Some days before young Smith, ae local reporter, was stricken with nalpox and was promptly quaran ned at his boarding house In the astern suburbs and It was thonght o further troub!e need be apprehend I but the case of varioloid that de sloped has caused the board of health >take further and more drastic steps i order to stamp out any germs that ~ay remain. Tue entire community sympathizing with EBitoer Hart -ell M. Ayer in the closing of his of Ce, but Mr. Ayer Is .as anxions as ae board of health tSaat all steps ecessary be taken that will assure ie stamping out of the disease, and e and his entire force have under oe vaccination and fumigation. An Imnportant Capture. A dispatch from Fort Mills to The tate says an important capture was ade In that township Thursday at ernoon by Magistrate's ConstableT. .Mills in the arrest of Will Springs. lorei, charged with: the killing of meier C. B. Coles of Mecklenburg Dunty, N. 0., and the wounding of [. M. Nabors near Sugar Creek churb, 1st across the North Carolina line. Lst Sunday afternoon week. Imme. :atly after the killmng, Springs fled rom the scene of his crime and went o Fort Mills to -vnship, where it is uposed he h--s sicc.: been In hidding GYr the arrest of Springs, Constable ills wiil receive a reward of $300 .200 from the governor of North Caro ina and $100 from the sheriff of Meck org county. Corstable Mills took his rsonier to Charlotte, where he was .asitively identified as the man want d for the killing of Cole and the vnng of Nabors. A WEAK BOILER Exploded Killing Eight Men and Seriously Hurt Three. LADE A GREAT NOISE. The Tow Boat 'Defender Brned to the Water's Edge. Those on Board Terror Stricken Plunged Into the Water in an Effort to Escape Death. Eight men are known to be dead wnd three seriously Injured, the re mult of a boiler explosion and. fire which destroyed-the tow bdat D3fen ler at Huntington, W. Va., on Wed. aesday. The dead are: Perry Spender, mate, Point Pleas Horace Wetzel, watchman, Pitts burg. James Seese, lamp trimmer, Wels wile. Albert Hamilton, fireman, Pitt 3urg. Mike Stafford, fireman, Pittsburg. Thomas Duffy, fireman, Pittsburg. Will Wetzel, deckhand. George Kid, deckhand. Injured: Ira Ellis, second engineer, Pitts burg; Robert -Holland, flrdman;Bob ,rt Mann,,third cook. The Defender was owned by the 11onongabela River Consolidatd Coal Lnd Coke company ofPltPsburg. Capt. rames Woodward was in the pilot iouse atthe time ofthe accident and with the exception of fireman, engi ieer and the watchman, the remain ler of the crew werejasleep. The ex >losion of the starboard boilers blew iut the entire side of the boat and wakened the sleeping members of he crew. The nohe washieard for - hree miles. Survivors grabbed what lothig they could find and plunged nto the icy waters of the Ohio In the ifort to escape. The night was bit er cold, the thermometer hoverlag .bout zero and tce who escaped vere nearly frczen before they could )e given shelter. The boat caught fire Immediately, bolowing the explosion and drifted [own the river about 200 yards where he sank fr. shallow water. The fire, ontinued intil she was barned to he water's edge. Ellen Welsh, chambermaid, 'of >ittsburg, the only woman dn board he bcat, escaped In her night cl.,th ag. Wher. rescued she was almost rozen. Capt. Woodward says that he origin cf the explosion Is a mys ery, as the boilers were so far as :nown in excellent condition. A tumbei of men are working on the rreck Wednesday to recover the dldes of thedead. 'So far six bodles tave been rscovered. Sayor Of Portland Ore., Indleted George H. Williams, once .chfa ostice of Oregon Territory, formerly Iited States senator from Oregon, ,ttorney general in President-Grant's econd cabinet, and now mayor: of - Portland, with the snow of 83 winters. n his head, was indicted by a grand ury of Multnomah county ona ar f Malfeasance in off.:e- The indict nent states that'on July 13, 1904,. *udge Williams, while mayor of Port and, refused to enforce the statutes egulating gabling. This law, which vas passed 't the last session oit the egisiature, gives the mayor power to Ildse; disorderly houses within four riles of the city and it is alleged that te failed to avail himself of that' >ower. Earnedl His &Rewar~d. A dispatch from Columbia says a triking instance-of a "Trusty" ne tro convict's loyalty, was brought to he governor's-attention in a pardon ietition from Aien Thursday. The iero of story is Andrew Washingt~n, who was serving a two-year term on ,he gang, for killing a negro ~named l-eorge. The governor Thursday granted him full pardionon a petition ~etitioD, setting forth thai; on a -re ~ent occasion his heroism prevented 1he escape of all prisoners on the rang. The guards were drunk and when the prisoners made a dash for iberty, Washington seized a gun and ield them at bay, till assistance came iext morning, Washington had served mver a year, and was convicted after' ;wo mistrials. Pee aniar Deadn. *A spctal from Spartanburg to The state says. Tom Smith, colored, net with as tragic death Tuesday norning while engaged in walling the well con Mr. Lip Wood's premises, aear Pacolet station. Some cof the workmen on thle ground were lower ng a massive bucket, filled with rocks, :4 Smith, who wa~s working. in the well, some 25 or 30 feet below. Sud lenly the hoops of the ovear-laden >Qcket gave way and the entire con tents fell on the uf-ortunate man's iead, crushing his skull. Death was almost instantaneous. Lef t Alone to Die. The police are investigating the mysterious death of an unknown voung woman, found lying in the mnow in the Bverside drive, New York, Thursday and who died without oecoming conscious. The suspicions f the police were aroused by thle fact hat her underskirt and hat were round neatly 100 feet from where the sody lay. The spot where the body was found is a lonesome a::d deserted ne. The~ police suspect that the oLng woman while unconscious was ett ttere by other persons to die of exposure._________ They Cured Him. - .Tohn (-ark, a negro five years old, 's dead at the homes of his parent at Lyndon, Ky., cf acute alcoholism, in :,oosequenc~e of excessive doses of wine mnd a mi:cture of wine and whiskey 'dministe~ed to him by his step-father isnd mother in the 1ffort to keep him from ever having a desire for drink by manlin h..m sick of it.