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Held by Yosr llncle Sam in Bis
Big Vanits.
Official Dilates Glowingly on Immense
Cash Balance and Great Holdings
cf the Yellow
Ellis H. Roberts, treasurer of the
United States, in opening his annual
report says that the magnitude of the
available cash balance and the unprecedented
holdings of gross gold are the
striking features of the condition of
the treasury at the close Ol the fiscal
year 1902.
The available cash balance in the
treasury July 1, 1902. was the largest
net balance in our history. It amount- j
ed to ?36'2,1S7.3C1. The gold reserve is
counted in as it is available for the
redemption of legal tender notes.
Nearly one-half of the available cash
balance July 1 was in gold coin and
certificates, $103,801,200 over and
above the gold reserve of $150,000,000,
and by October 1 it became $136,124,771..
As a measure of the financial
strength of the government, the report
says the fact deserves mention. By
October 1, 1902, available cash balance,
exclusive of the reserve, was $221,253.394,
and owing to the large measures
for the relief of the money market
it was reduced by November 1 to $206.421,S70.
Of this sum $146,885,012 was
in national banks.
To the general stock of money in
the country, an addition of $80.19S,6S1
was made during the fiscal year. Of
this $67,955,527 yvas in gold coin and
bullion. There was also an increase
of $19,735,259 in standard dollars and
^ of $7,360,991 in subsidiary silver.
United States notes remained under
the law unchanged. Treasury notes
fell off S17.7S3.000. National bank ;
notes received an increment of $2,851,589.
Tbe gold coin and bullion October 1
exceeded all other kinds of money, excluding
national bank notes, by $2u0.
369,433. In five years tbe ratio of
gold in the country to total circulation
has run up from 36.52 to 46.45 to the <
The growth in the volume of money 1
in circulation during the year was
$74,052,589, carrying the per capita
from 27.99 to 2S.43. <
The element of gold coin and gold .
certificates was the largest part and j j
the increased reached $61,966,174 and j
advanced from 40.30 per cent of the .
total to 41.73 per cent. In silver of ;
all denominations, including certifi
'cates, there was an increase of $25,?26.1-16.
of which $6,496,014 was in sub- :
?idisry coin. The reduction in trcas- ,
ury notes of $17,677,800 is due to their j
withdrawal. <
Highwaymen Used Deccy and Secured j j
$22,000 in Cash.
A dispatch from Missoula, Mont., *
says: A wealthy Flathead Indian '
named Matchell has been robbed of ~
CP2.000 in cash, the money consisting i
of $100 bills and $20 gold pieces. J
Matchell visited the town of Plains '
and during his absence at night, a man i
dressed as a squaw visited his home j '
on Camas Prairie, and engaged in con- J
versation with Matchell's squaw. Mrs.
- Matchell noticed that the visitor was
not an Indian squaw, but a white man
and her suspicions were aroused, when J
she saw two men run from an outbuilding
where the wealth had been stored
and carrying something with them. 1
The robbers jumped on their horses '
which were nearby, the man that had 1
been talking to the-squaw joined them, (
and the three "hurried away, leaving no -1
Matchell is the wealthiest full blood (
Indian on the reservation. He has
large herds of cattle and horses and 1
was always knpwn to have money, 1
which he kept in an old trunk in an (
outbuilding. i s
Troops are Pelted in Pittsburg on Ar- '
rival from Strike Region.
A scene denounced by bystanders as
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contemptible and outrageous marked j
the return of the soldiers of the Four- <
teenth regiment from the anthracite c
region Wednesday. Yvhile passing <
, down Fifth avenue In Pittsburg, they j
were assailed with chunks ot concrete, (
blocks of wood as large as bricks,
and even tools, thrown from the twen- t
^ 4
iy-r.rst nour oi me ueyv ramus uaun ; 1
building, a distance of 275 feet, by i
workmen. ! <
Five Business Houses Burn Before j *
Flames Were Checked.
Five business houses were destroy- $
ed by fire at Eiiavilie, Ga.. Thursday r
morning, causing a loss of about SiO.- 1
000. *
The fire was discovered about 2 i
o'clock, and but for the heroic efforts c
of the citizens a much greater loss
would have been the result.
General Jackson's Belie Meade Stock <
Goes at Auction.
The dispersal sale of the famous J
Belle r.Ieade stud in Tennessee began f
Wednesday. Tncre were 252 horses to ,
be put on the block, their value being *
estimated at $25u,000. The sale is r
due to the enfeebled condition ci' the ;
proprietor, General W. H. Jackson.
The 143 head sold the first day i 1
brought an aggregate of $131,899. an ! 1
average of $848.89, ' 1
Former President Makes a Political j
Speech to Democrats at Morris,
town, New Jersey.
Former President Cleveland spoke
at Morristown, N. J.. Thursday iiigkt in
a political meeting held in Lyceum
hall. Special trains brought hundreds !
of people from other cities and towns
in the vicinity, and Mr. Cleveland wc?
given an ovation. Mr. Cleveland said
in part:
"I am especially pleased to learn
that tariff reform has been made the
principal issue in the canvass you
have in hand. Never within my observation
or experience has there been
a time when this should i?e more earnestly,
persistently and honestly pressed
upon the attention of our countrymen
than now.
"Of course, custom duties must continue
to be the source of government
maintenance until another plan is devised,
but a tariff constructed for the
purpose of protection as its chief object
is at all times, and in every feature
of it, an unjust and unfair burden
upon the masses of our people; but
the bold and arrogant developif snts ot
its unfairness and injustice in recent
years and the new directions they have
taken ought to especially arrest the
attention and apprehension of every
thoughtful, sober-minded citizen."
Mr. Cleveland reverted to former
democratic tarfif campaigns and quoted
several paragraphs from his tariff
message of 18S7, "for the purpose of
showing not only the accepted position
of the democratic party on the
tariff question, but also as suggesting
the material then available in attacking
tariff iniquities."
"I want, if I can," he continued,
"to lead you to a contemplation of tne
iniquities that have since accumulated,
to the numerous additions to a vicious
and "dangerous progeny bcrn of tariff
license and depravity, to the increased
material of successful attack, and to
the present duty of all who love our
people more than self, to strike a blow
whenever and wherever it is possible
for our country's honor and emancipation."
Arbitration Commission Eegins \Vor'?
in Eo.'rtost in Coal Fields.
A special from Scran ton says: The
real work of the arbitration cemmis
sion appointed bv President Roosevelt
to adjust the differences existing between
the coal operators and their employes
began Thursday.
Briefly stated, the day's work consisted
of a genera! inspection of the inside
and outside workings of coal
mines and the homes and surroundings
of the workmen. An of the region
lying north of here to Forest City,
a stretch of 22 mile*, were gone over.
r;v- rook ur> the en:ire day.
The members of the commission are
making this tour so that they
may gain a better idea of mining,
in order to more intelligently understand
the testimony that will be given
by experts on both sides of the: controversy.
No testimony will be taken
luring the inspection trips The comnission
party consists of 14 persons.
The entire party, which includes
'our general mining superintendents
md a number of newspaper correspondents,
left the Delaware and Hudson
railroad station for Forest City at
LO o'clock in a special train of Pullman
cars, the expense of which is beng
borne by the commissioners. The
start was delayed about an hour owing
:o the very late arrival of the commissioners
in Scranton Wednesday night.
Ciwc Tkni>a YA7 i 11 R? nn Mflh
? I r\Cl I IOC* I 4 go^o IIVI V Tl ww MV aviva#
Law in His County.
"If it is in my power to prevent it,
ihere will be no lynching in Cross
:ounty as a result of the tragedy in
ivhich the three daughters of Thomas
Sibson, colored, lost their lives early
resterday morning." So said Sheriff
k. Hammett in a brief speech to a mob
?f one thousand men at Wynne, Ark.,
Thursday morning. The sheriff had
iust returned to Wynne after spiriting
iway David Cross, the negro who had
confessed to the triple murder and assault.
Assassin Blows Up Home of a Chicago
Family for Revenge.
A dynamite bomb, the weapon of a
leranged assassin, blew up the home
)f Joseph Kordeck. in Chicago Heights
Sunday morning, killing two members
)f the family outright and injuring several
others. The house was set on fire
md burned, while that of a neighbor
caught fire and was also destroyed.
Charles Smith, a former boarder at
he Kordeck house, who was paying at:ention
to one of Kordeck's daughters
md was jilted by her, has been arrested
charged with the crime.
Scneral Suspension of Work in Coal
Rpninn V.'odnesdav.
A special from Wilkcsbarre, Pa.,
says: Mitchell day was celebrated by
ill the union miners in the anthracite
cgion Wednesday. There was a goneril
suspension of work. A few washiries
were working, but their output
>f coal was very small.
There were demonstrations in many
>f the nearby towns.
Dhief Executive Journeyed Home to
Cast His Little Ballot.
President Roosevelt reached Oyser
Bay Monday evening in order to j
^ast his vote in Tuesday's election. He
,vas met with a surprise. About the
;tation a thousand persons were gathered.
with a band. Big bonfires blazed
md fireworks were discharged.
When the president appeared at the
ioor of his special car he was greeted
vith cheers, and in reply only raised
its hat. i
Swift Flyer From New York
Prompt on Schedule Tims.
Southern's "New York and New Orleans
Fast Mail" Accomplishes
Initial Trip Without a Hitch
and Clock-Work Precision.
The first exclusive mail train that
ever entered Atlanta, Ga., rolled into
the car shed Sunday night at 11:09,
two minutes ahead of schedule time.
It was the Southern's new "New
York and New Orleans Fast Mail," and
carried only mail and express cars.
The train was pulled by the Southern's
largest locomotives and made exact
time all along the run.
Although it was the train's first run
it was heavily loaded with mail and express,
a full justification of the soundness
of the judgment oi the railroad
officials who had put it on.
On the run from Washington four
locomotives were used The train
consisted of four cars?three postal
cars and one baggage car. So heavy
was the mail that the three cars were
not able to hold it, and a number of
sacks had to be stored in the baggage
The Atlanta and W:est Foint left
with one mail car and a coach behind
locomotive 18. The mail to the southwest
was so heavy that the coach had
:o be filled with mail sacks.
The utter inadequacy of Atlanta's
present car shed was never better
shown than in the confusion which
came in transferring the mails. However,
the work was done promptly, and
all the trains got out on lime.
The Atlanta and West Point's flyer
was ready to take up the connection,
and ten minutes after the arrival of
"No. 97," on the Southern, "No. 97,"
on the 'West Point, moved out of the
car shed and began its fight to the
gulf. It was due to arrive in New Orleans
Monday morning at 10:15.
At 11:45 the Southern's train to Birmingham
left, carrying the New Y'ork
:i .~ ti.'.minnlinm nri'l tKn nninft; nf
II1U11 IU JOll liuii^ncxiii aua iuv j/uiuv^ v.
the Mississippi valley and the southwest,
which are reached quickets
through the Vicksburg and Shreveport
The train worked like clockwork on
its first run, and it is the purpose of
the management of the different roads
running it to have it on time at all
times. Both on the Southern and on
the West Point, "No i>7" has the right
of way over all trains, and everything
will hav? to clear the way for the New
York mail.
This train breaks the record of time
between New Y'ork and Atlanta, covering
the intervening ditstance in twenty-two
hours. It puts the New York
mail in the city six hours sooner than
heretofore, and to many places south
and west will mean a saving of from
twelve to twenty-fcur hours in receiving
the eastern mail.
Dispatches from all points along the
Southern tell of joyous receptions accorded
the train. The great improvement
in the mail service irom the east
is evidently fully appreciated by the
people whom it chiefly benefits.
Order of Modern Woodmen Must Pay
for Death of a New Member.
In circuit court at Grand Rapids,
Mich., a jury brought in a verdict of
$2,500 for Mrs. Mary J. Lewis against
the Modern Woodmen of America.
Mrs. Lewis sued for $50,000 for in
juries alleged to have been received by
her husband, since deceased, while being
initiated into the Coopersville
camp of the order last winter. As a
result of these injuries, it is alleged
necrosis set in which caused death.
Virginia Bonds as Security.
Among the state bonds now held by
the United States treasurer at Washington
as security for public deposits
are $441,000 of Virginia state bonds.
Political Wrangles Among Islanders
Result in Bloodshed.
Incomplete returns from various
parts of Porto Rico regarding the last
registration day, confirm the report
that riots and shooting occurred in
many towns and violence was used everywhere.
The rumor that the federals
were shut out at San Lorenzo,
where a mob attacked the police, with
the result that two of the rioters were
killed and fifteen men, among whom
were two policemen, were desperately
wounded, is also confirmed.
Burglars Get $5,000 from Charles N.
Knapp at Sodus, N. Y.
The vault of the private bank ol
Charles K. Knapp, at Sodus, N. Y., was
broken into with dynamite by burglars
early Wednesday and a sum beli?ved
to be $5,000, was secured. The owner
of the bank refuses to say how much
was stolen. Not only the vault, but
also the bank building was wrecked
by the force of me explosion.
Many Mines Forced to Close in the
F'ennsylvania District.
Fully 90 per cent of the railroad coal
mines in the Pittsburg district are
closed on account of a shortage of cars
and the railroad companies are unable
to promise any relief. The outlook is
unusually gloomy and it is believed a
number of iron and steel mills will !>o
forced to suspend operations.
Of the forty-six mines along the
Pan Handle railroad nut six are being
Mother and Daughter Victims of
Weuld-Be Robber Near Salem,
Sam Harris, a negro, entered the
home of George Meadows, a prominent
planter who lives six miles south of
Salem, Alabama, about 9 o'clock Monday
morning, during Mr Meadow's absence,
and with an ax struck his wife
and lS-year-old daughter eac-h 011 the
head, crushing Mrs Meadows' skull
and fracturing that of her daughter.
The negro was placed in custody
and held till Miss Meadows had sufficiently
recovered to identify him. This
she did at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon
onrl rhp npcrn was talron in rhnrcp hv
about 125 men and his body riddled
with bullets on the spot. He denied
his guilt until the first shot was fired,
then he acknowledged the crime.
His purpose was to rob the house,
as all the drawers to the bureaus and
dressers were open and showed evidence
of being rifled.
The negro had heard that Mr. Meadows
had disposed of two mules and
that :he money was on the premises,
so when Mr. Meadows left the place
Monday morning to attend the organization
of a school some miles off, he
prepared to act.
Casting aside the sack into which
he was placing the cotton as he picked
it, he went by his house and blackened
his hands and face with smut, and,
taking an ax, started for the home of
Mr. Meadows, which was near at hand.
The home of Mr. Meadows is in a
sparsely settled community, but other
houses are near. The settlement is
about six miles from Salem and some
distance from a telegraph or railroad
Arriving at the house, the negro
went in and struck Mrs. Meadows two
terrible blows on the head with the ax,
and began searching the place for the
money. Hearing some one coming, he
went to ihe door and saw Miss Meadows
coming. As she came up the
steps, he struck at her with the ax and
she threw up one arm to ward off the
blow, and her arm was broken by the
lick. She turned and ran with the
negro following. He caught up with
her at the gate and struck her a fearful
blow on the head, knocking her to
the ground, and then he kicked her in
the side, bruising her badly . He then
returned to the house, but failed to
find the money, and thinking both women
dead, returned to his v^ork, after
slipping home and washing of? the
The daughter came to herself, after
lying in her blood awhile, and started
for the neighbors *or help.
Monday afternoon the negro was
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<ja.ugui uy <x yuoae auu iuc omui. >> u..j .
found on his face and the water where
he had washed the other smut off was
in the washpan at home. Ke was carried
to the scene of his crime and was
identified, as stated, by Miss; Meadows.
President Palmer, in Message, Takes
Optimistic View of the Future.
The Cuban congress, which adjourned
October 20, reconvened at Havana
Monday. President Palma, in his message
to congress, takes an optimistic
view of the future of the republic. He
refers to the remarkably good order
that has been preserved throughout
the island, which he says is proof of
the peaceful nature of the Cuban people.
The president says also that the
sanitary condition of Cuba is today
even better than it was during the period
of American intervention.
"Our relations with the United
States," continues the message, "are
especially cordial; proof of this is to
be found in the negotiations between
Cuba and the ynited States for a commercial
treaty on a basis of mutual
tariff concessions. The special object
of this treaty is to obtain positive advantages
for our products, particularly
sugar, which is the principal basis of
Cuban wealth.
"It can be hoped, from the sympathy
with which the American people regard
us, and from the manifest interx
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tains in the prosperity of Cuba, that a
reasonable arrangement, by means of
this treaty, can be a.rrived at."
President is Forced to Forego Promised
Visit to the State.
Governor Longirio, of Mississippi,
has received a telegram from President
Roosevelt giving notice that he will not
be able to visit Missisippi and take the
expected bear hunt in the delta
swamps and cane breaks during his
southern trip.
In his telegram the president expressed
regret that it is necessary to
abandon this feature of the tour, and
says that it is caused solely by the
pressure of work incident to the approaching
session of congress, which
will shorten his trip.
Transport Cork Arrived in Time to
Save Them From Flames.
Forty-five Japanese, powerless to escape
from a burning steamer, were
rescued by the transport Crook on her
outward voyage from San Francisco.
News of the.rescue was brought by the
transport Sheridan.
The Crook left San Francisco on
September 16. bound for Manilla.
Shot Her Son Whom She Thought Was
a Prowling Thief.
Mrs. W. S. McLane, of Covington,
Va., on Hallowe'en night shot to death
her son, William, 13 years of age,
whom she mistook for a thief trying
to get into hor house.
William was in a Hallowe'en disguise
and had just returned from a
frolic- with some of h'.s friends. Ho
was evidently playing c jftlte on
I Seems the Determination of the
Colombian Government.
Question of Colombian Sovereignty
Seems to Be the Contention.
Two Ways are Still Open,
According to a Washington special,
the present status of ihe Colombia canal
negotiations is that both sides are
awaiting a decision of the Colombian
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goveruui a? UU WUCUICi iTHUioiv,! vuu
cha shall proceed under his original instructions
to present to the state department
the Colombian response to
the department's proposal for a treaty.
When the response arrived in Washington
a few days ago tbe minister
promptly notified the state department
of the fact, but he added to his notice
the statement that in view of recent
developments he had regarded it as his
duty to withhold it until he heard further
from his government. As the state
department had in some way come to
know that the Colombian response
would, if submitted, go far toward
meeting the desires of this government
in the matter of a canal treaty, this
delay was very annoying. But as the
minister had his own notion of duty in
the matter, it was decree: aiai an appeal
should be taken ever his head tx>
the authorities in Bogota. Accordingly
a cablegram was sent to United
States Minister Hart, at the Colombian
capital, notifying him of the ac- [
tion of the Colombian minister in
The matter of objection by our own
officials is the attempt to link the negotiations
ior a canal treaty, pure and j
simple, with the discussion of the questions
of the correctness of tne attitude i
of our naval officers on the isthmus.
The Colombian officials hold that as
the projected treaty renews or continues
the provisions of the existing
treaty relating to neutralization of isthmian
traffic which are now the subject
of contention between the two governments,
it is proper that the canal
treaty be held back until, either by j
an amendment of the old treaty, or a j
change in the language of the new
treaty, Colombian integrity can be j
It is expected that the delay will not I
be long, for even if the Colombian an- I
swer is not satisfactory, the United !
States government will still be oound :
by the terms of the Spooner act to pro- |
ceed toward the construction of an j
isthmian canal, and the only question i
to .be decided is as to the method, j
There are two ways open,, even in case j
of an adverse attitude on the part of :
Colombia?namely, either the Uni.ed !
State government to proceed without \
delay to complete the treaties with \
Nicaragua and Costa Rica necessary i
for the construction of a canal in these {
countries, or, and this latter course i
would be adopted with reluctance, the j
government might purchase outright |
the franchise of the French Panama ;
Canal Company and go on resolutely !
with the construction of the Panama, '
taking no further notice of Colombia.
President to Have Shake-Up Among I
Immigration Officials.
A Washington special says: A se- !
vere shake-up is soon to Le made in ;
the immigration service at Ellis si and, J
following a secret investigation that i
has been made into the condition of af- |
fairs in the island. Some of the facts j
are to be placed before the grand jury j
in New York. Tne department of jus- j
tice is understood to be handling the (
facts for presentation to the grand j
The outlook is that about five in
spectors of immigration and a number j
of lesser officials will be dismissed. ;
The investigation shows, it is claimed, j
IT-IO* fr>T rcarc n svstpm nf TlOttV thiev- i
IXlCtl 1V1 J Vx'-?,A o w;vw?.. r ^
ing and blackmail has gone on. Be- i
sides the dismissals, there will be a
shifting of about forty "privilege' men i
President Commutes Death Sentence !
of a Choctaw Indian.
The president has commuted to life !
imprisonment . .e deutn sentence pro- i
nounced upon Solomon Hotema, a
Choctaw Indian.
The case is an exceptional one. Believing
in witches and witchcraft, Ho- j
tema conceived the idea that eerTnin
persons whom he believed to be witches,
were responsible for the death ot
his children, and for misfortunes which
had happened to other members of his
tribe. He shot three women and a
Destructive Work of a Prairie Fire j
Near Laporte. Texas.
A spark from an orpine at Laporte, j
Texas, Tuesday after::-,on started a J
small prairie fire. A froigh' train fol- j
lowing fanned the blaze and cotton on j
a flat car ignited. The entire train.
I with the exception of the engine and
one car of cotton, was burned. The
| loss amounted to $10o,U0O. No insur
[ ance. ,
I i
Bert Casey and Jim Sims Killed by i
1 Deputies in Oklahoma.
Bert Casey, an outlaw. and Jim i
Sims, one of his lieutenants, rrayui.vi !
* j
by two deputy sheriffs in :i rendeitvwus ;
near Glen Springs, in Woods r.oi-rtv !
Oklahoma. Monday, were shot , nd j
They put up a strong light, firing ;
I several volleys, hut neither of i he i.Oi- |
nties was hitj
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Knives Used at Corn Shucking.
| While attending a corn shucking
i about twenty miles north ot Greenville,
! Een Ross and Painsette Trammell,
! two young farmers, became involved
| in a quarrel. Each one drew his knife
I and both were cut several times.
! Ross died the next morning as a rei
stilt of his wounds, and Trammell is
reported to be in a very critical condij
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Crushed to Death by Cars.
j Lawrence Killian was run over and
: i.-iiw hv pars nt Snartanoure iunction
i one night the past week. Killian was
J an employe of the Southern road and
| was walking down the tracks toward
; the switch, when a freight train ap- ,
j nroaching him caused him to step on
! the siding, when a shifting engine
j struck him and crushed him beneath
; the wheels. He was so badly injured
j that he died within an hour.
Little Girl Victim of Fire.
Zuleika Kirby, the 6-year-old daughter
of Henry Kirby, died as the result
I of burns received while warming oy
I the fire. The deceased was a grand|
daughter of Major T.< H. Kirby, of
! Spartanburg.
i The child, it seems, had been out in
| the yard playing and as the weather
' was growing cold she ran into the
I house to wary.i, and while standing bei
fore the fire ner dress caught and she
I ran out into the yard enveloped in
' flames.
To Employ Four Thousand.
| Arrangements were concluded in
i Charleston a few days ago for the e3j
tablishment of a branch "of The Amerii
can Cigar Company, which will employ
! a maximum force of four thousand
j hands.
The guarantees required of the busi'
ness men of Charleston were made and
| the money needed raised at a special
: meeting, and the matter was closed
I by telegraph with the company in New
i York. The plant will begin operations
! in a few weeks.
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Deal in Street Railways.
The transfer of the Augusta Street
Railway and Electric Company's property
to the syndicate which controls
the Augusta-Aiken trolley line will be
effected as soon as President James U.
Jackson, of the latter line, takes action j
on the matter. Official notice was re- I
ceived several days ago by President i
D. B. Dyer, of the Augusta line, that j
the conditions of the sale had been
ovorvthin? is in readiness for I
the transfer.
What changes will be made in the
personnel cf the two systems in the
consolidation is not yet announced,
but is is understood that none will be
made in the operation of the schedules.
Crum Choice of Republicans.
A Charleston dispatch says: Activity
on the part of republicans in urging
the appointment of Dr. W. D. Crum,
colored, for the position of collector of
customs at Charleston, has aroused
considerable speculation.
According to Washington advices,
republican leaders are working in
Crum's behalf at the capital. Many
white republicans have applied for the
office, and while no formal action has
been taken to defeat the nomination of
Crum. it is said that steps will doubtless
be taken.
Heretofore the citizens have accepted
the assurance from the administration
that none but white men would
be appointed to the more important
federal offices, and, remembering tnis
promise, not much has been said. The
indorsement of Crum by the district republican
convention, and the fact that
influential leaders in Wasnington are
supporting him, has led to the belief
that he m?,- yet get the place.
Negroes were turned down for other
federal appointments, but they lacked
the strength of Crum. The Charleston
candidate represents the better element,
and he is a man whose influence
has always been sought by the party.
Crum is quiet and conservative, and is
perhaps one of the best representatives
of his race in Charleston. Still,
hi*color is put up against him, and
on .account of this the citizens of
Charleston would prefer the appointment
of a white man. President Roosevelt
may delay naming the collector
until after the opening ol congress.
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Will Investigate Charge of Fraud.
It is given out in Charleston that
Solicitor Hildebrand will institute a
rigid investigation into the wholesale
charges of fraud alleged to have been
practiced in the recent democratic primary
elections. The letter signed by
more than a score of leading citizens
urging prosecution has been sent to
Mr. Hildebrand and the announcement
of this move created consternation in
political circles. Accompanying the
letter of citizens were a number of affidavits,
in which specific charges were
made against individuals. The names
however, are withheld. It is claimed
that abundant evidence of fraud
can he had. and along with the
affidavits there is ample ground on
which the solicitor can make out warrants.
There was so much talk of fraud
after the primary that the citizens
were aroused, as the election was said
to have been the worst ever held in
Charleston. The letter from the citizens
was entirely dispassionate. It
was as follows:
"The general impression of fraudulent
practice in the recent democratic
primaries in Charleston county is so
cx'-oesive and the report of it in the
newspapers so detailed that a scandal
of large proportions has fastened upon
the community, which ihould not go
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without effort to remove. The press
of the city is united in demanding that
prompt and vigorous prosecution be
made of the charges which have been
laid; and it is stated in the public
prints and by numbers of reputable
citizens that evidence which will convict
the perpetrators of the frauds can
be put into your hands.
"For the good name of the community
and for the protection of the ballot
in future elections, it is our opinion
and earnest wish that prosecutions
should be pressed against all offenders,
and we respectfully call upon you to
take the matter vigorously in hand and
have Justice administered.
"We would suggest that you make a
public call for evidence, as we are assured
that such a request would meet
with a full response."
President Roosevelt Issues Proclama.
mation Designating Thursday,
November 27th.
President Roosevelt Wednesday ordered
issued his proclamation designating
Thursday, November 27, as a
day of Thanksgiving. The proclamation
is as follows:
"According to the yearly custom of
our people, it falls upon the president
at this season to appoint a day of festival
and thanksgiving to God.
"Over a century and a quarter has
passed since this country took its
place among the nations of the earth,
and during that time we have had on
the whole more to be thankful for than
has fallen to the lot of any other people.
Generation after generation has
grown to manhood and passed away.
Each has had to bear ics peculiar burdens,
each to face ics special crises,
and each has known years of grim
trial, when the country was menaced
by malice, domestic or foreign levy,
when the hand of the Lord was heavy
upon it in drought or flood, or pestilence,
when in bodily distress and anguish
of soul it paid* the penalty of
folly and a froward heart.
"Nevertheless, decade by decade, we
have struggled onward and upward;
we now abundantly enjoy material well
being, and under the favor of the Most
High are striving earnestly to achieve
moral and spiritual uplifting. The
year that has just closed has "been one
of peace and overflowing plenty. Bare
ly has any people enjoyed greater pros
perity than we are now enjoying. Fol
<Viio mo rotifer llOflrtfolt fltld SOlPmTl
thanks to the Giver of good, and we
seek to praise Him, not by words only,
but by deeds, by the way in which we
do our duty to ourselves and to our
fellow men.
"Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt,
president of the United States,
do hereby designate as a day of general
thanksgiving Thursday, the 27th
of the coming November, and do recommend
that throughout the land the
people cease from their ordinary occupations
and in their several aomes and
places of worship render thanks unto
Almighty God for the manifold blessings
of the past year."
Robbers Hold Up a Saloon Keeper
and Get $8,000.
A special from Appleton, Wis.,
states that Martin Cornelius, a wealthy
saloon keeper of that city, was
held up and robbed of $8,000 late Tuesk
day night. Cornelius was in Oshkosh
Monday, when he intended purchasing
some real estate, and this accounts
for his having such a large
sura of money on his person at the
time of the robbery.
He left the latter city about 6 o'clock
and arrived at Appleton shortly before
9 o'clock. Leaving the interurban
car at the corner of Pacific and
Bates streets, he met two men who
confronted him and ordered him to
throw up his hands. One of the men
held Cornelius' hands to his back,
while the other covered him with a
revolver and went through his pockets.
The money, which was in one roll
and consisted of bills, ranging in denomination
from $10 to $500, was carried
in his inside vest pocket. After
securing the roll, the robbers warned
Cornelius against making an outcry
and then disappeared.
Georgia Confederate Vets Close Most
Successful Reunion.
The Georgia confederate veterans
adjounrned at Columbus, Ga., Wednesday
afternoon to meet next year in Augusta
after what is considered the
most successful state reunion yet held.
Following a business session Wednesday
morning came the annual parade
at noon, which was one of the
most imposing and inspiring sights
ever seen in Columbus.
The Old, Old Story.
The wife of a negro railroad laborer
at Guthrie, Oklahoma, locked their
three children, two girls and a boy,
aged 5, 7 and 10 years, in the house
and went out for the day. The chil
dren set nre 10 uib auu ??uiq
burned to death.
Escorted to Palace by General Davis
and Squadron of Cavalry.
General Miles reached Manila on October
30th., on the United States trans- j
port Thomas from San Francisco. On
disembarking a salute in his honor was j
fired from Fort Santiago. General Davis
and a squadron of cavalry met General
Miles at the landing place in Manila
and escorted him to the Malaoanan
Palace, where Governor Taft and
the other members of the civil commission
awaited the visitors. General
Miles accepted Governor Taft's invitation
to live at the palace during his
To Compile State RecordsTV
A resolution to have compiled and
published all of the colonial and Confederate
records of the state has been
introduced in the Georgia house of
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After Long Tribulation, a New
'Depot io Now in Sight
Palatial Passenger Station Costing
$600,000, is Planned and Pre*
Liminary Work Begins ? -j
The Atlanta Constitution publishes
the fact to the earth that the Gate City. ..
is at last to have a new $600,000 union;
passenger station, and preliminary:
work looking to the construction of the; ^
new station will begin immediately,";
by direction of President Spencer, of - 3
the Southern, and the building will b?. g|\
pushed to completion as rapidly as poa- ^
This new depot is to be bulit by in?
Southern Railway Company, and all
other railroads entering the city are jto_ '|?|
be invited to come in as stockholder*
and joint owners in the property. ^fjg
This decision has been definitely; %
reached by President Samuel Spencer, > -%?
of the Southern, after a conference^vgj
with the officers of the Central of Georgia
Railway Company, and he has or- *
dered the work to proceed at once. 'Mm
The new union station will be located
on the property of the Southern
Railway Company between Mitchell c, ^
and Madison avenue, the site of which t
the Southern secured frith this particular
object in view.
Engineers of the Southern hare *?^8
been given instructions to proceed at |
once to make the preliminary surveys
of the ground and tracks, in order'to
submit to architects at the earliest poo?
sible moment the necessary inform*tion
for preparing plans for such a star ]
As soon as the preliminary plan* y~:have
been prepared the officers of the.
railroad interested will decide upon ;
what they want, and the construction
will begin without delay.
President Samuel Spencer, of the
Southern, wired General Agent Bar-"
bour Thompson Friday df his conclusion
in the matter, and his telegram >
will be read with interest by Atlantan* who
have so long waited for something ;
definite to transpire in the depot situa-_
tion. President Spencer's telegram i-flB
was as follows:
"Knoxville, Tenn., October 31, 1902.
J. S. B. Thompson, Atlanta, Ga.?Dear
Sir: Referring to our conversation of
, yesterday I have looked over the plota
and papers relating to the property in
Atlanta and have consulted with the 'Vj^k
officers of the Central of Georgia Rail- ' r;
way Company on the subject of the
possibility of locating a satisfactory v^f
union passenger station on the site <
discussed, at the intersection of Mitch- ; ?
ell and Madison streets. Instruction*
have been given to the engineers to
proceed at once to make the necessary "
surveys of the ground and tracks in order
to submit to architects at the ear- ,
liest date possible the necessary inform
mation to prepare preliminary plana
for such a station.
"Please aid the engineers in thla
matter, in order that work may be
done and decision reached as promptly
as practicable. Yours very truly,
On Special Southern' Railway Train
He Goes to Manassas. vgOj
President Roosevelt, accompanied
by Secretaries Root, Cortelyou and $|j|
Surgeon General P M. Rixley, of the
navy, left Washington at 9 o'clock FYiday
night on a special train on the
Southern Railway for Manassas, Va.
It was the desire of the president in
making the trip to get a day or two
of recreation.
"The outing." as it was described at
the white house, is "just such a little ,
journey as any American might take," . 4 ^
for relief from business cares. The
party officially was limited to thos?
mentioned, with the addition of a sten- |||1
ographer, two or three secret service
officers and some servants.
Comes Clear in State Suit Regarding .
Pardon Papers.
The case of the state vs. B. EL .
Higgs, sheriff of Montgomery county, y'
for not forwarding the pardon papers
of W. B. Freeman to Callahan's convict
camp, in Berrien county, Ga., was
called in court at Mt. Vernon Friday.
A demurrer to the rule naa been mea . m
and after considerable argument both
for and against the demurrer, Judge
Roberts in a very elaborate decision ; |p
sustained the demurrer and dismissed
the rule.
Aged Bodies of White Man and Negro
Found Near Savannah.
Gugie Bourquin, 65 years old, and a <-*
negro man were murdered soma time
Sunday near the place of the former,
about six miles from Savannah, Ga.
The two were driving together when
they were shot. Bourquin's body was
found in the'buggyTand'that of the negro
was found 100 yards distant. Both
men were dead.
automobilist sentenced. -m
I Gets Six Months for Injuring Twenty,
i T\*/r? Dannie on Troliev Car.
Six months' imprisonment in the
Kings county penitentiary was the
sentence pronounced at New York
Thursday by Judge Kellogg, of Yonkers,
upon W. B. Raymond, the automobilist
who was arrested after his machine
had been in collision with a trolley
car on Sunday last. The accident
caused injuries to twenty-two persons,
who were on the car. The occupant!
of thi automobile escaped unhurt.

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