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VOL 1. BATESBURG, S. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1901 NO 16 ScllB . A MANIA TO KILL ?iz-d This Milkman While Pleasantly Talking SHOOTS DOWN FOUR MLN. He Then Reloaded His Pistol and Hunted D. wn M^ie Human Oamr. Fir ally Ov-rp< wered by Poiic?. One of the bloodiest tragedies ia the history of Portland, Maine, in rceent years ocoured Wednesday afternoon on the fourth floor of the building' trupied by the New Kngland Telephone cudpany. The principal actor in th?> aff?ir was George U Braineid, a f< rernio who has been einplojrd for the company for almost twenty j ears. For some on kcovo reason, and without the slightest provocation, while chatting with his fel'o v woikineu. he whipped out a 38 calibre revolver ar.d opened fir.i id the party around him. He vie tv dontly an expert tnarkHman. f ,r iu a dtioi rpaco m tiuio tie kilwd one man outright, fatally wounded anoth< r u.an and probably fatally rounded two others. 'lhon ho undo an attempt to kill Deputy Marshall W. A. Frith, when the tfficer tried to place him uncer arret t. The msn who was killed outrirht waB I. II. Farnbam of Boston, the electrical engine, r <f the Ntw England Telephone ooapiny. E-.rl Buston soother victim, dud in the hospital Wednesday night. E'tuer Z Lmo of Mechanic Falls and James Wadsworth of Liwiston sro believed to be fatally irjured. The only oh ari table mot'vo that can be assigned for the crime is im-an'ty. yet neither btfore or after the tragedy d d Brainerd exhibit any marked evi dcDce of mental derangement. Tho men in tho tragedy wrro em ployes of the telephone oompany, and exoep'.irg Mr. Farrham, wore crgsged in installer a new c xohanse svs o n on the uptcr fl >or ? f tho bnildinr. There were 14 men in tbo crew, and Braineid had charge of tho wotk. Mr. Farnbam having general oversight Tho entir force, whioh was attached to the goo eral office iD Boston, had been at work for three or four months. Mr Farn ham came down from Bostoo Tuesday night to look over tbo portion o m pleted. Wednesday morning the mm went to wotk as usual, and nothing out of the ordinary ooourred up to noon. Just ho fore 2 o'ole.ck Mr. Farnham and Mr Brainerd walked over to one corner of the room, where a carpentcr was at woik. Brainerd gavo tho carpenter a instructions, and then hoard Mr. Farn him waikeA manner. Thry passed down by the long switchboard to tho end, where they stopped Then the report of a revolver rang out. The workmen saw Mr F'arn ham fall on tho floor, with Brainerd standing over him with a smoking revolver in his hand. Brainerd did not remain inactive for a moment after shooting Mr. Parnham, but immediately opened fire on the other workmen. A panio followed, and every man endeavored to get under cover to escape the bullets, whioh were flying in every direotion. Some attempted to escape through a hole in the floor, but they wero unable to Equoete themselves through, and were then obliged to take a chance at dodging bullets as the ran for the stairway. Some of the men dodved bohind boxes and bctchcB until ahoy had a okanoe to escape, but thrco ef them wero unablo to reaoh a plaoo of safety. When Brainerd shot Mr. Farnbam, Lane and Wadsworth wero working together direotly aoross tho room and bef ire they could make tho slightest move Brainerd turned bis revo!v? r on them and opened fire. Wadsworth fell to the floor, while Lane, who was not kit at this time, made a dash for a closet in t corner of tho room. Buxton was stand irg at a benoh near the head of the ttairway and Brainerd taking delibcr*t? aim, sent a bullet straight through hit lody. Buxton fell to the floor but ro mained partly conscious. He paw Brainerd come over to tho head of thi stairway and reload tho revolver am then start towards tho olo<et in whicl Lane had taken rofugo Brainerd wen to that oloset apparently with thi deliberate intention of killing Lane an' although ho did not kill him inftantb he inflioted wounds wbio'n tho physi oians believe will prove fatal Lane mado a game fight for life, hn fell twice wounded, while Buxton rai down stairs and was cared for. Krain erd tben was alono on tho fourth floo with his three viotims, hut. ho im mediately started down to the operat rr g room shoutirg ' sird for the police fciupt. J. D. Stanford at this point rai into the hall and met Braim rd comin, down the stairs, revolver in hand, fran tieasily calling for the police. Mr. S'an frrdkcew Brainerd's revolver was load t d, but he barred tho door to tho crowd <>1 operating room and demandrd tha the man return up stairs. "Go bark W3 .wi'l A* it with the police," ho said And Brainerd went fctf'k. A telephone iu rssago had trough l)eputv Frith and others from tho su tion. The deputy at tho fourth floor me Brainerd who, with sMf control, grcol cd him pleasantly, shook hands an than turned as if to go up stain. Th deputy saw tho revolver in Brainerd hands and determined to ovcrpowe him As Mr. Frith attempted to soil tt o weapon, Brainerd turned and me the attack with tho revolver levelled i ftifl rlor.til c A ntriiirole followed an tho revo'ver was discharged, tho bulh griting tbo officer's side. Then another offioer olubbcd Brail ered i..to submission and ho wan take to tho polioo f-Ution. Ho appeared c: cited and ugly and was kept ham ot>fled. Ilia clothing ?ai saturate with blood and ho jaoed restlessly u and down tho cell. In ahe meantime tho surgeons hs oared for tho wounded. Wadswort had bullets through tho loft arm ar the bowels. L*do wis shot in tl throat and Buxton had reoeivod a bu '* let through tho body. Tho men we i taken to tho hospitil and Buxton dic and Lino is barely aliro. The poli< aro making itqairy to determino Brainerd has shown signs of insanity any previous time. i EW 3 WOUND IN MAN'S HEART. Remarkable Operation Performed in 81 Louia City Hospital With a stab wound and three sitohes io his heart, PliiiipQunu is at the St. Louis, oity hospital, and from present indications reemt like ly to reo< ver. Ho was oj orated upon by D*. II. L Njitrrt who is probably the first person in the world who sovd together a wound in tho heart of a living person. Thrco sutures clcs- d tbe opt aing, whioh was about one-half of au inch long, and whioh peneirat d into tbe heart cavity. Wbi e his heart was ?xoostd to the air Qrjon cuermd trem tbe ares.he'io, aii n.f.isicd i crfeot oiLsoiousnoss and talked to tl e surgeon aud h's a tend ants During the bt ur and a half required for tho op?r?uoD, hypodtrtuio injections of salt solutions wcrskopt up to counteract the lots of Idcod Dt Neitcr remov d a sio-iou o> tho breast bone, exposing tho p rcardium or oivt ring of tho heart. It. w-ts [ >und th t t' o ki.tto had pcudra cl tus, a.d bl? od was spouting ftou this, aud spoutiag from tho aperture with every motion ol'tho most ddioato rrgaaof thclxdy. Aa incision w*s mule ia ih? pt rvsrdiuui, hid a large qianty of blood which had pu sod fiouj the knife wound in tho heart was pourtd out Tliis icvi a'ed tho hc^r.. whttli la'tut* led violent;)-. At 11 rcsj and fell tho iv.-cuc by which tho blood had cs^ap ed from the heart bee* nti visible. The poiut c>f the knife ?b!ado Lad entered the right VeU'tiolo and had piero d to tho cavi.y. Luckily tho fcuifo Lad en tCKUito l.eari. obliquely, aod tue 10 suit w?s 11 at tire t pcnii g between cavity and the puioaid uua waH lip-t-hap ed on bo>b aides. 1 he wound ECtid as a valve, atid at taoh p ulsatu n (f b!o<d through it e honr; but a rin-ll qua nil) e* cat i d tl.rcu.ih the irt.fioial opui'tu The tabk of strobing this uotual vound wan very difficult. Tbo motion of ti e htart lannot bo repressed, ard Or. Niit<r? was forced to Oiako thebtitolus while the organ was shifting abcut After the delicate operation was fiin.shcd tho pcrcardiuni was sewed t< geihtr. The portion of the brea-t bono could not bo replaced, and ?he operation was concluded by siitoh ing t? gethcr the bkin and ou'or tis.'ucs whtoh oover the ohest. Bryan's Position. In a ; tatemrut given publicity Win. J. lirjai says in iffcot that bo has no intention of seeking a third nomination for the presidency. Mr. Bryan's announcement is an answer to an article in an eastern paper speculating on his pl us ss a political lctder. Mr Bryan slid: "1 .?ra not planning for another presidential nomination, if L were 1 wjull not bo cditirg a paper. If 1 o.er become a oaudidato again it will ho because it seems necessary for the advancement of tie principles to fi 1*1 1 ii1lfrn ? iHi i hi now seem probable. 1 shall, however, take an active interest in politics for several years ye', if I I've, and can be relied upon to support thos i who as candidates, advance Democratic prin ciplca and who can bo entrusted to enforce ih*m if elected, I have no cno mies t > push. No matter what a mau may have said or done against tho ticket in lBfhi or in 1900, tha? man bo uouus uiy iiieua tno moment no accents Democratic principles. Neither have 1 any disposition to roward politi oal friends at tho expense of our oausj. No matter what a man may have said or doco for tho ticket in ISiUJ or in 1900, that man becomts an opponent the moment ho turns against Domoeratio prroiplo. Political battles are fought, not in the past or in the future but present. The heretofore ' cannot bo recalled ard tho hereafter cannot bo attioipated, hut tLoNowis all important." Jones Suys His Say. > (.'harlotton, S. C , April 211, 1901. i Kditor The Greenville Nows: > Sir: 1 caonot bo rosponsiblo for t Senator John L. McLaurin, in his i meeting tbo challenge of Senator Tilltran to deba'e the questions of great J momtiit to the people; all tho peoplo i of South Carelm* at this time. I hope ' they will meet. Senator MoLiurin still cla'ms to to a P.morerat, and I ' regard hiui to be the true cxpoment of ? tho twentieth ccn ury l)emocr?oy. I 1 am prepared to meet and take Senator 1 Tillman at his challenge. I do s> as a t white ltcj ublican of many years stand2 ing in this my uativj Stale of South J 1 Caroiita. Il&viug bt Ved thu peoplo V in p ?cj nrd in war 1 am prepared to I - meet the foe anywhere, everywhere in our State. Tho paramount thought t wi i bo with me: What has Senator a I illman done, or lathe r what has ho not * done f >r the material interest of my r much belt ved State and com monwealth. "When Gretk meets Greek, then conns the nig of war." Let it come. (Signet) T. Barker .Joms. a K A Kt niarkablc Caso. Ti e 'oluiubn S.a*c sajs on Thur " eiav'hi Governor received tho fol'owirg letter from W. B llola es of Char' 1: stan stating a most unusual and in^ct d rt ina'kublo case. ' "If a body, buried e o:o yea^s ac\ is was! up by lie udcfl ami on ihat . fcoiy is found t'no sum of $160, doos 1 this money I clotg to tho parties to in the laud i belong whore found, ! or . ,:i it belong to tbo State? If to ^ the Sta'o, d cs tho State givo a reward for iu'oriuation leading to tbo recovery L of such God? ' " Tho governor's reply (o (ho letter is as follows: ^ "Replying to your letter of tho 21-td Gov MoSweoucy directs mo to say that j he knows of no law regulating tuoh t oases as you tofcr to but he would suggest that you might rei ort tl o caao to j tho ocrjn- r and if ho c Deluded tho l'aots j i-tify it ho might iiistitu-.o au in vestigation. fd Gave Them Up. ip Mar out Miller, of IFnghainpton, N. Y., educate r, inventor and author (f id several widely real political broohuros, ,h who died Wednesday, aaio an unusual id requeft during bis last hours. It wai 10 thatihe woiks of Col. Hobert Iogctnoll 1- bo burned a- hisgravo in Floral 1'atk ro ccnistery Friday afternoon, imrnndi>d ately following tho oommittal pervioes. oo Thisaot was des'gned by Mr. Miller to if be au explioit publio declaration of his at absolute repudiation of Ingersol'fl teachings. ( ARMY APPOINTMENTS. Five Spanish War Veterans Named from this State The seori t?ry of war Wcdn-sday made publio the names of the 588 men soleoted for fir t and atojnd lieutenants in the regular aim> unlor the army rcorgauistlion bill. All of thoao mon I ave bad servio j either in the Stato or national voluntoera or in tho regular army. Thov havo been iriirad for examination and should they pane will bo appointod. Tho folio wing are from South CarolinaThadeus B Stiglor, Ljwroacj S. Otraon, Clneioo S. Not ties, Jas. C. Hardin, Edward II. Tom kino and 'Am. P. Crawford. The first caxed iu tho list of South Carolina appointimotg is not reorgnizod by Tho State's railit ry authority at haairg bcon r o ally connoetod with thin S a?e's military fi>ro-H. la f*c', be is a Ci arloite, N. C , u a *?, and c n lVed in tho volunteer atury, bticg n alo r. 8 rg< a-t Ho sorvol iu tbo Pbilit pines. Tho others aro well known C'a'enoo S. Nottb?, of Dirlrngton, cn'.istid for the Spanish wsr in Corn tm V A. Iod?I'f?ndi< nt hlttnli.in lln was quarleiuiasttr sorio*n.. Later hi was tli<ohar?ei to raise a company of immune p, of which ho was csp'ain Ilo su^st'iueu ly wo'?t to the I'iiibppinos. Li?r jooe8 Cars >e, of Sum'.or, was oaptaiiof Conpany B lud .poodont battalion Hie company was tiangfer red to the Pir-t r;gi uent, S. 0. V. to complete it Oj tho inusur out he wi nt to the Philippines an a lieutenant. Joseph H. 11 irdm, probably should bo Joseph L. Ilardin, t f Chester, a captain in the Kir?t regiment. Kln-oad It Tompkins, of Kock Hill, was appointed s< retain major ?>f tho 3ocirl region nt. but was immediately promoted to firbt luu'er.&nt, Company 1. of that regiment. Soon after muster ou.howas anpoia'ol first lieutenant in the 30th U. S voluntotrs, and has heen in tho Philippines binco July, 18W William P. Crawford, of Chester, was captain of Company H, in the Second regiment. Soon afttr tho muster cut of that regiment two years rg?, Crawford raised a oompany and went to tho Philippines as oap'a:n He has tcrvod thrre abou. tho tame length of time as Tcmpkins. Two places allowed for South CaroliuiaDB have not yet been fiibd. Swept Over Tho Falls. A dispatch from Niagara Falls, N. Y.. eaya Wednesday aftcrnooD, between 1 and 2 o'clock workmen oagaged on the new plant of tho Natural Food oornI any, which is looated on the bank of tho upper tivtr, about a half mile back from tho fa'ls, were horrified i I c elevated position on tho iron work to tee a man and a boat caught in tho swift current aud swept into the upper rapids When firBt seen tho craft and its tcjupar.t wero well out in midstream, the man pulliDg at tl o oers in a d< sp- rate c ffort to niako tho Canadian shore before ho was carried to a point where he must lose a.l hope. Never did man pull harder, but the currant swept hi u onward with terrible rapidity. Oyer reef after roof the craft plunged, but tho man ho d fast to tho oars until ono wave of the rapids more fierce than tho others lifted tho boat high up and toppled it over. Soon tho boat was seen to miko tho plunge over the 1 rink of iho HnrneaHfin KaIIh ?nd tko nun who Btsod helpless on the 'kore knew that another lifo had been sacrificed became there aro no lifesaving facilities at th t falls April Snow Storms. Tko Flcrerco Timea Bays the cold snap breaking up now it is hoped, recalls to the minds of tho older inhabitants of this seotion the snow storm of Apiil 15, 1849. The spring of that year w?s far advanool. Ail the troca were in full foliage, roses were in full bloom, and all spring and summer flowem were in blossom It was delightful spring weather and crops loiked as I remising as ever they did look. On tho 15 h of April, however, a sudden aud remarkably change took plaoe in weather oonditioup. Tho mercury tumbled over itself in its hurry to reach tho low figures. Clouds having gathorod it began to slow and for a tunc the flakes fell thick and f<st until the earth was o ivcred to a depth of 2j iaohes. It was a beau iful picture to look upon say tho "old" pcoplo. Kcses peeped out from their coveringof crystal white and the green of ttic trees male a charming background However, tho snow disappeared in a very short tiiuo. A Young Mpn'oFall. A dispatoh from O.rcnvillc to tho State says tho community was greatly surprised when it was anncunocd on the streets that a ihor.age had been discovered iu i he pos office. Tho faot was not known to tno public until legal proec. dings had been instigated aca'nnt Frank N Jordan, the tuonoy order clerk and assistant postmaster, who had otttiro ohargo of the tin ado al allairs of thy offieo. Ho was a; ret ted and taken bofore Commissioner J. 0 Hawihorno, whero he mado a full and ocmploto confession of his pudi, and thero was no need of furthir investigation, bo that ho was immediateiy bound over to the (Jotobi r term of tho United States court in tho sum of $1,500. Mr. Frank Nichols, tho postmaster, who is au uno'.e of Jordan, gave a justified bond for the appearanoe of his nephew for trial at tho tiino ?| eoitied. Tito Terrible Cost. Tho New York Tribune, which has been distinctly pro Kmish in regard to tho South African war, bumming up tho cost to date says tho gold mines of tho Kind probably will bo made to ropay tho millions expended, "but never from rninj or veldt can ariso tho thousands of strong young lives that have botn spent in tho sarno oauso. Seventeen thousand lives, of her best picked men! And it was to have boon merely a military prouionado to l'rctoria! It is an appalling proof of tho illimitable uncertainties into which a nation , plunges blindly and headlong whenover , it goes to war." The United States is ! pa>ing the earno prioo for tho Philippines. ~ A GENTLE ROAST Given Ex-Senator M C. 8u;lc; by Tha Slat#. OFFICIAL PAP RUINED HIM. Never Will Forgive the People of the State for Preferring Ben Tillman to Him* 85tf. During tho last presidential cam paign Ex-Senator M. (J. Bailor, of thin State, oirtc out for MoKinloy, end recently ho has had au interview with tho Washington Tines in which ho reiterate his former posi t on that tho Republican policies aio tho b> st. Tho Columbia State, in cam mooting on tho Ex Senator's change of heart say th-re aro vari< in rearor.s whioh may account for his attitude. One is that ho has ncv< r ft rgotten nor forgivan his defeat f> r reel' c ioti to tho senate hy Ben Tillman, and this dis appointment has evidently tinctured his views of therul<n< politicil senti in' at in South Carolina; for wo find him dec anng tliat "popular constitutional g. vernmont is in ranch more darger from dcmagogism. t ootalistn, populnm, anarchism, aid suoh heresies and falia cies" than from imperialism and militarism. Another reason is that Gen. Butter was not long ago a representative of this reins u-i itarisoi, holding a niaj ir gonerai's commission in the Unite! S'ates volunteer army by the gift of President McK'nlcv. Tho pretidaat was very Innd to Gen. Butler and that gentleman found miiitari-m a not unpleasant exporierco A further reai on a ay pt rhaps bo found in tic cir cam. Unco that Gen. Butler's present and rtoent professional asseoations in Wash ngton hava been with corporate and financial elements holding, like himself, that the prevalence of tho doc trines ho is pleased to term "dctutgogism, socialism, populitm," etc, may "necessitate the employment of foroo to i reserve public order, tho rights of property and tho enforcement of the law." So Gen. Butler speaks as ono who was once of and for us in South Carolina but is to no lc-ngor. Ho has found other friends and developed other sympathies. Wo are not sur prised at his assertion that if bo bad been in tho sonato he "would have voted just as MoLaurin did, with the exoeption perhaps of his vole for tho ship subsidy bill?although we do not sco auy reason why ho should make tbis one exception, icasmuiih as the advocacy of subsidies harmonizes with purposes and tho other policies upon which Sanator McLaurin and tho lispuhlioins agree. Gen. Butler declares that as tho Democrats did as muih to bring about tho war with Spain as tho Re|ubli cans thoy "should havo claimed their sharo of its results and consequences," and that "theymadc|<a fatal I hinder when thoy permitted tho Republicans to appropriate to their own uso tho questions growing out of tho Spanish war." By this ho means that tho Ds>moeraov, having from sympathy with an oppressed pcoplo at our doors, pro motcd a war to liberate them, should . f. J # aucrwaras, ;rem mere party policy, have rivaled tr outdone tho Hipubli oats in transforming that war into ono for the compiest and enslavement of tho vjry peoples tho United States had assisted in rescuing from Spain. Wo must bo permitted to bay that this dcotiinc is thoroughly immoral and unworthy. If A and B oomo upon U who has knooked down and is kicking and trampling 1), and they join in driving 0 awav; should B then, bo cau-e A proposes to rob L) in oompon pation for bis work of resoue?should B, because of this proposition, throw himself promptly upon I) and go through his poikcts with tho purposo of g. tting tho larger share of tho spoil? Wo d'-fy 'ion Butlor or any one else to defend this proposition; yet tho case wo have presented is a peift ot parallel in aura's to tho ono under naiioual oorsiderat'on. What over may bo though' now of tho alleged folly of the Demooraoy in declining to j)in tho ltepublioan admini.-tra tioa iu robbing Cuba and the Philippints of their liberies after rescuing them from 15;.-in, 'ho verdict of history will hi that t .e parly ncvir aotecf with greater sanity nor moro praisoworlhy integrity than when it rejeotcd this temptation to ba-onoss We nolo with sorr.o amusement Qen. Bulter's dcclaratiou that ''what is wanted in S.uth Carolina abovo ali things is a greater toleration for thoso hocobtly d ffering with us in political opinions?greator political frotdom of action." In lH'.li, when contesting with Tillman for tho United S a'es senatorship, Gen. Butler gave, no such ex I rossion to his conviction of what was nocded in South Carolina. Oa tie oon trary, Geo. Bu h r in that campaign denounced Tillman for his latitudina rian theory of Demooiaoy which led him far on the path to populism. In that year (Jon. Butler had no tolora ttrtn .! - r . . .v ? ?'W?U n UU| IIIIUIU II Ul lliu Domoontio highway. Ho thought that Tillman's course wsi suo'i an to demand his defeat for disloyalty to tho Democracy anl tho t lection of his competitor, M. C liutlor. "Circum aiauocs alter ci-jcr. They hoi m also to alter the political tonvlciiocb o! iur sta csmen, imt and present Will Not Work. The Washington Dost says tho promotion of a ft w professional tftioo-soeIters will not build up a white Republican party in South Carolina or in any other routhcru State. Yet the people in thatscotion are quite prera.cd to I lace tho question of oommoroial pro gross abovo politics. May Attain -'Sassiuty." Gunner Charles Morgan, who according to Admiral Sau pson did tot possess cntuah social aocomplifthmcnts to hob' a "soaicty commission iu tho navy may ytt get into "society," and adquirc those accomplishments which ho bc lately lacked. Ho has learned to danc. and ia now suing for divorce. , COLUMBIA'S QBAND FESTIVAL Preparations Now Complete for the Great Performances. Columbia, April 27. ? Special: Every arrangi incut for the grand concerts of the Columbia Festival AasooUtion, to tako place on May ti and 7, is dot oomplete. There will be ore cocoert on tho former day and two oonoerts on tho latter. Tho oborus of 200 voices, under tho direction of Prof. Kutrodgo of the Presbyterian College for Women has made t xocllunt progress, and tho expeditious of tho pubiio as to this feature will he fully realized. In addition an array of taloot. from New York his been engaged Altogether, suoh an organization has mver been seen in Columbia Citnpan&ri beads tho lis-t of singers aod stands among tho leading stars iu in tho Metroiolitan grand opera ca?te, Now Yora ci?v. In olo*o oomoarisoa fallow Mr Gleuu Hal), Mr G*ilym Mile*. Mrs Marie Kuukcl Zimmcrmar, Mi?c Fielding K tscllo and Miss Marie Niohois, all of whom tro artists of u^'iwuwi a c |7U? ? . lUU* Tbo superb B >ston Festival orchestra, comprising fit) mustciar s, will Vo an extra' rdinary La ure of the ooaasion. Of this organiz .ii 111 to much cannot In said. 'Iho press evorywhero speaks in tei dh similar to the following from tho Sprtogfieid Republican:' "Tho Boston Festival orchestrr. is indeed a i?i?;h]y satisfactory organ za tion, and tho mu-i-al association is fortut a'c indcc d iu having so fine a body of tnusiciacs available. The exce lcnce of the solo winds is ttiri-rising The fire quality of tho strings has also been constantly in ividencj. Mr. Mollouf auer i9 an adniirabio conductor and driP-master, and thequil.tv of his discipline is shown by the cnsetnb'o at tair< d in sp.io of tho limited tine available for rehearsal, '"nero is hardly any other orol estra in the countr/ whioh 0'iuld dr such satis'aotcry wort aider the sauio circumstance. I'l o men play with tnap aud vigor, and co rot Be:ui to lose interest in their work by reason of much vain repetition tt odc fcsiivil after another. Tho reuderiDg of the Mendelssohn symj.iioty was an uncommonly strong aud artist o pieoe of work." The prices of tho season tickets scarcely avcrago $1 a concert, whioh is aoout one third tho price paid in castera cities for similar ooccerts. A ticket costing five dollars is good fir two scats at each cf tho tl reo ooncertr. All tho ra hoids have fixed a rato of one fare for the rouad (rip. A grand success is already assured. THE CAPTURE OF REESE And \l;e Pait Lmcas'er Men Took '' In It ^^^pcc'al to tho Sta'e from TiincasM&rion It. Itecse, at Oxford, Miss., wan aturp:ifc to everybody here, excepting three men, tamoly, W. G It. Per ter, J. M. Uaskey and J. B. Sims, who were instrumental in bringing it about. The facts briefly are these: "J. A. Montgc iuory, formerly of Lancaster, tut now residing at Oxford, is in the employ cf United States Marshal Buchanan of Mississippi. Some few weeks ago Mr. Montgomery wrote his cousin, J. Montgomery (Ja?kcy, asking him ;o try and procure the photographs of Reese, Lickio and Mrs. Anderson, and send to him at once; that there was a man and woman tn Oxford who had ntver been kaown, sinoe their residenoo there, to go to the jostnffli'o eithfptn mail leltf rs nr fc* ?olr for letters. Mr. Oa-key aftrrreceiving tho letter showed it to Mr. Porter, who said ho would rnako the ttf ort to got tho photr graphs. He, aoot rdingly, spoke to Mr. Sims, who at once, wroto Sht riff Lngan of York c junty, rcquoatiDg that ho send him tho photographs. On th? 8:h April instant, Sheriff Logan sent Mr. S ids photographs cf Kocso, Luokio and Mrs Anderson with a minuto description of a 1 three, l'ho photographs and description wcro at once sent to Mr. J. A. Moatgomcry, at Or ford. Tho next step was tho arrest cf Reese, news of which was contained in Sunday's Stato. Thus it will be seen that Lancaster men, tbrro at this end, j'z : W G A. Porter. .1. M. Cask .y and .1 Id. Sims, ai d Mr. .J. A. Montgomery at tho other end of ihs lino, put tho machinery in motion which lod to tlao capture of Reese, and couim >n justico demands that thoy should not bo oveilookcd when tho rewards rffetod are dis r buted." Pension Reduction. Tho ptnsion beard o.mpletid its work Wednesday an l the total nunhor on tho rolls is 6,417, against 7.1U6 last year The board h?s given etch application full consideration and it has wctded out thoao rn t enti'led t > pensions as far as possible, so thai tho list this y< ar is about, at near just and equitable as it can bo nialo. Following are the numbers for cath oouoty. Alba villo, LIS; Aikrn, 190; AndePOO, 270; it am befit, .">U; R.roael , lOS; lt>auf>rt, 27; Htrkehy, 88; Charleston 84; Chore kco, Lr>8; Choi-tcr, 1'2; bostri fit Id, 135; O'a'oi don, 122, Colleton, 286, ILrlimttoi), l'.IO; P rchost.r, til*; K tgcfiold, 1*7 Fail field, 111; Fioiooeo. 121; Georao town, 28, Greenville, 326; Ureoaw-ed, 120; Hampton, 111; Horry, 151; K< r shaw. Ill; Lvnoaster, 222; Liurocs 218; Lexington, 1 It'; o, ll't); Marl bore, 111; Newberry. 142, O">neo, 165 Ofatgoburg, 12ti; P.ckous, 228; Rich land, 162; Saluda, 146; Spartanburg,520 O litre. Ilnif?> 1 111' a'illlam.hnn. 0*1 II kl ?t J W, ? 'II IVII, I , UMBOIIUUI 5 113; York, 289. An Outrage. A dispatch from Athens, Toon., sa>a as the on'c jrae of a re c mt tour per aajo crusado ttio office of the Mo Mini Citizen was raided during the night Tho presses were overturned and th< typo was dumped into a stream nearby , The Citizen published tempcranoo oci torials during a rcoont elcotion. Thi id supposed to have oiuud tho raid. Killed Himself. Capt. Frank Cro&sland of tho Hri i lish steamship Scliua, cominitud sui I oie'e in a lodging house at Houston ' T?xas, Wtdnotday, Ho disappcarc i two weeks ago and hit vessel saile ) without him. Ho lift no letters, j ) oonsidcrnUo amount of money hi i found on his person. d . _ CUBAN COMMISSION. Pa?sed Though Columbia on thi ir Way J to Washington. On Tuesday afternoon of last week < tho Cuban assemblage oommission now *N en route to Washington to confer with President MoKialey upon tho relations t of the United States to Cuba, and roe ? what are tno cbancoi for seouring f ' Cuba Libre," passed through Colutn- ? bia. They wero travoling on the Sot- n board Air Line's elegant metropulitan f lioiitcd train, wbioh happened to be a o very heavy ore, loaded with eastern * tourists hastening bomo from Florida. 1 Tho gontlon en wero traveling in the r last oar on tho train, and ocoupied tho observation end, from which they had ? been viovring tho country en tho way up from Jacksonville. In tho party wero Gju. D iu'dco M? u< z Capote, president of the conu- ^ misrioo; Gen. Pegro K BfUnerurfc, K Goo. ltafa-1 M. Portaedo, Mr Diego Tatnayo and Dr Pedro G?i z Lor B onto. These a-e the members of the * comm-sfion. They arcacoompari'od b? Pi-do M K iteizi, interpreter; Col. M w M C ronad \ tditrr of La Diitcusiic; * M. Marquiz S'crlirg, r prrsentativo ?.f 1 tho United S'at-s pies* of Cuba, and j__. u .. . n uurn ?i?onacui o' iv inucao. Tho train arrivid here at 6 20 o'clock 0 uitday afternoon, and stopped horc 11 for about a quarter of and hour. A .u representative of The State called upon the party of Cubans. As ho cutrrod, and boforo he could speak, all rose and lf bowed. One of tho party is an aged 0 gentleman, and ooo of tho most polite ^ ever seen here. None of tl c par?y, save t Signor Entcnza could sptak English, and his English wan as pretty as his J! Spanish. The gcutlomon s a c l tint they were very ruuoh p'oacd with iho appearanoo of tho country through 11 which they had passed; that their trip thus far had been most pleaset, acd * without accident or inoident; ar.dtlat . th( y horrd to accomplish something 1 for their h? loved oountry. When a* ked ~ h >w long tlioy wou'd be in Washington, tlcy shook their heads and said that '' would depend upon tho shape flings r.' took aft^r th? ir arrival. No moro distinguished looking tarty of gentlcnicn ever passed through Co ? lujtbia. The mtjjrity of those in tho !' party were exceedingly handsome mm, and their ability was manifested tin e ? and again in tho brief talk with them. ^ At this point Traveling Passenger Agent ldatto of tho Seaboard joined l< tho party, witth instructions to take w them through to Washington, seeing a that they wore givtn every attention. .* ?Tho State. ^ A Terrible Story. n A special from Vioteria, B C , says: * A terriblo story of the fato of a party . of six gold seekers in tho Copper ltiver 1! country frotn Dawson where a snrvivor Copper river atd aoaording to thi* .' man's tale, tho treacherous Valdcs Qla;ier olaimed ono of tho party for i*s owd. lie disappeared in a fissure in tho ice, desoendingadistanoo of 75 feet, D whero ho bccamo wodged between walls a of ice. lie remained oonoiou* and n gave final instructions to his companions who wero powerless to assist him. Tho next misadventure was on a raft t] which was tossed over thund* ring ra- ^ pida and brokon to pieocs against tho ^ j igged rocks. Tho five men made a t desperato fight for life, but three cf ^ them wcro never again soon. Two . reached shore, one of whom was severe- j, ly irjurcd internally and tho other with j a fractured arm. They wtro bereft of j all provisions acd lundrods of mileo from e'vilization. After^days of, un- t told tuffcring the spark of life in the man irjared intiroally was mercifully (xuDgu'shed. Hia Iodo partner for 13 days wandered without food. After ^ ti nt his lifo became a blank ft r a period j of twelve months and when his senses ?j returned ho found himself amo..g Iiicnd- r ly Indians. I Supports McLaurin. A dispatch frcsu Washington says Kx- . Senator M. C. Bud; r and Sona'or .Mo , Liurin. who formerly were a<w d i apart as tho poles. arc now joliti.'al bod-fel , lows. Mr. Butler, in an interview, enco'saa Senator MoLturin's Charlotte , ip:ooh. Ho snca'eaapproving'y of the j course of tho President with r< f- recce to our new possessions, says that ex pansion will be advantageous to the South and gives tho opinion that it would be a go. d thing to have in South Carlina au active and rospeotablo op | position to tho proaent political orgaoi ra ion of that State Sora'or McLturin was in tho oitv Thurscay and talked to his friends concerning his candidacy for rc election. He will ask for re election upou the platform of suppirttDg tho admiaistration's policy ef expansion on the ground that it in bonficiai to the m i tcriel welfare of hia State. Ho will , support hts votes in the So. ate at the last session of Congress by arguments to show that he was voting for tho best interests of South Carolina. Attempted Murder. T. J. llughea, a nvrohant at J.ojk' hart Junction, in Union County, was a<.sault< d and .ebbed Thureday night. Mr. Hughes is a widower and lives a.one in his store, and that night about 8 or I) o'clock, after he had closed his from doer, soma one knocked at the ' door atd Mr. Hughes opened it and turned round to go behind his counter, au iv o sj in .u in r i uai winiuj to trade and just thoo lu r< coived a ' blow on the baoL of tho head from tome ' kind of a olub which filled him to the floor and ho remembers nothing rnoro till lato in the night when ho came to himself iud was very oold and just ablo to crawl to his bci, whioh is in a back room to tho store, and ho laid in bed > with hii frontdoor open till morning when he was found by somo of his 0 friends ia a very serious condition. Thcro was considerable blood i v:r the floor where Mr. Hughes crawled about s beforo ho camo to himself. Ho had $12.00 and a pistol in tho storo whioh is missing. 1 Groat Floods. i- Tho floods at Cinoinnati aro subsidi, ing. Thoy woro terrific. Tho whole d city was undor water and people had to d go about in boats to trim tho elootrio \ lights. Whon tho wator stopped rising is thoy hunted a dry spot and fired oft oantoos and rang bells. AN OUTLAW HANOED. ust Before Death He Exonerated Three Men Now in Prison. Thop. E. Kctoham, alias Itlaok Jaok, ho irain robber, was hanged at Clayton, f. M , on Friday. Tiiu r?pj broke, at the fall j ilk d Ketchax s head off. twenty doj-utu" guarded ihe jail hroauhoat tho n., ht. Hundreds of lined men, many of tbem cowboys torn tl e surrcuedinx country. arrived urmg the mcrn'rg Taut no dennrstraioo (oourrtd. Kotohum has been the 309'. noted desperado of the Biothvcs1 or n.any yea,s and although he was redited with having taken the lives of ome of his fellow outlaws, his txicuion Friday was for an attempted train ubbery in whioh robody was killed. The otimo was committed near Fo'(tro, N M , Angu>t 1G 189i> 8 ogle and. d Ko'c'uut held up a Col ?rado od Southern ra<oeoger train He ortted the oogineor a< d fireman to un uj lo the engine and leave the train 'ha e inductor and mail agrnt opened re. Kotofcum r- ccivtd the contents of double barn h d shot gun in his right ran, but q'l o ly ohaoged the riflo to lis left shtudir Ho tu receded in it uridine both emducor and mail gent. Ho e?9 ospturei the next day, ricd and given the ex rente peual y. U*iig to minors of organized binds iaki >g prejaraions to rot c to their tut-ado, extreme prceautionr wero ^on to hnld the prisoner, who was ro loved from the Folsom jail to Clayton t'-t wt ek by special train, under a avy ^ u\td of deputies. "B'aok Jaok" i said to have Decn the leader of a band I outlaws who oommittrd many train nbbcricfl and other raids in Texts, lew >1< x:co and Arizina. This bird as been scatttred einoo >:is arrest, r v. n or eigKt having boon killed Hayton Kvtol un mailed a letter to Verilcct McKioley Friday morning, a whiolt he say*-: ' Standing in tho prc9->nar of death, rh? ro no human aid can rcaob me, i csire to communica'o to jou some acts whioh may, perhaps, bo tbc tcacs of liberating innocent men. 'hero aro row three mm in Santa Fo cnitcntiary serving sentences for tbo ebbery of tho United States wtil at teins pass. Arizona in 18117, namely: ieoDard Albeitton, Walter Huffian nd Bill WatcroiaD, and they are a? inocoot of the erimi as an unborn abe. Tho names of the men who onelitted tho crime aro L)avo Atkins, Kd lulliD, Will Carver, Stm Ketohum, Ironcho Bill and myself. I hivo given 3 my attornoy in Clayton means by 'hioh articles taken in Btid robbery lay be found whero wo hid them, nd also tho names of witnesses who vo in that vicinity who wil! testify bat my-olf and gang wcro it) that eighborhood both immediately before nd after tho robbery. The f*ot that aese men aro innooont and are Bufforig 'inpels me to make this oenfession. iThilo you cannot help me, and while I ave signally failed, 1 wish to do what oan for these innccent men, who, so ar as I know, ccvrr committed a rime in their lives. 1 make this statelent fully realizing that my end is fast pp'oaohing, and 1 must very soon meet ly Maker" Kills His Fourth Man. Henry Huffman, well known animal rainer with the Wallace showp, met a orriblodeath at Peru, Ind , Thursday, ciDg killed by "B'g Charley," a monscr elephant, while the animal was athing in the Mtssinsineaw river. Big Charley" wound his trunk about vecpcr Huffman and hurled him far nto the stream. Tho man was uninurcd. and when he returned he said: "Why, Charley, 1 didn't think that f you; aren't you ashamed of yourelf?" Tho next instant Huffman was traboed by tho big elephant and brawn to the bottom of tho river and leld tturj by tho forefeet of tho animal. Then, with a great roar, tho olephant an away. Several showmen shot at iim with no (ffest. Ho broke down enoos and reamed about in a big hold, ceoping cverbody at a distance. Apples loaded with strychnine werethrown rear him, and he ate ono. An hour atcr ho laid down ani was in terriblo igony. A riff j shot finished him. "B;g Jharley" weighed over three tons, was valued at $10,000, and in his lifetime had killed four men. An Inhuman Father. Suspicion in ttio brutal murder of five eh.ldren, aged respectively 14, 11, 7, f>, 4 yesrs, whtoh orourrcd a*, a farm in tho neighborhood of Chanies, Fraoce, now falls upon tho father of the c itdrou. it is suggested that the fath-r uiurderod his ohtldren in a fi> of drucken madnes". as he sroat tho evening in drinking aud no tra.se of the alleged tramps has been found It is a strange faji that while the ohiidren wef killed wilh a hammer or bludgeon the father was only stabbed and his wounds arc slight. The knife with which these wounds were iniko belongs to tho hcu e and a blood-stained jtoket btlongiug to tho father was diaoovcrod in the court sard hidden under some strav. Bri. rthe father, was confronted with tho oorpscs of hiachildnn and ho was afterwards arrested. IU'1<1 up a Train. At auoarly hou.- Friday morning tho Southern Kx press oar on tho Central of Guogia's thr< ugh train from'Atlanta to Savanr.ah was robbed Cum Grrrdnn, Us., by tw > white uion. After bind ng and blindfolding tho express messenger? White?tho men took his keys opened aud liff diho small local safe. Thoy got Fcveial package', but nvssid ono oontauiog $1,000 in silver 11 >* mutih money was to-.*urid cannot bo as certain ed, but it is believed to havo been nUi?ll. Not much business is transacted on that train lota'iy There was a considerable su u in the largo through safe, but Messenger Whito convinced the men that ho oould not opon it ovon if ho wanted to. and they did not try. The Texas Kind. William Labait, assistant tiokot agent for tho San'a Fa, oaptur. dj and oagod a mosquito Thursday morning olaimod to bo the largest and fiercest over secc in this seirei of th-> country. lj?batl discovered tlo iarcot perched on ar inkstand en tho oounter. Tho inaec is on exhibition in a glass oaso and ii attracting considerable attention astht giant of his reot. II i is mora thai half an inoh long and stands about ai inch h;gh. ?CJa'vrston News. J ^ HUNDREDS KILLED. I By the Explosion of Chsmlcals n a Qsrman Town. THE FACTORY DE8TROYEO. H The Fire Spread to Adjsctnt Buildings Igniting Smokeless ^ Pi wdsr. People F ed from the Village. One of tho most disastrous explosions on record recurred Thursday"afternoon at the Klectro-Ofatmioal works uear Gri'shem, Otruany, where smoakleto ponder is manufactured. Most of tho boilers txploded. The coise was so tremendous that it was hoard at great distances, ice udiog Frankfort and Mayenee. Tha faohnrn ? A uw I ?V?VI/ I Ui UlUU 1 ?VOi J UOUAUiO n man of tKmrs and a northeast wind carried the sparks to neighboring villages whfro several houses were also sot no fire. K ghtflco oy intlors, eaoh containing ? about 100 hundred-weight of smokeless powder, wore in tho room where the explosion occ irred. Troop? were at onoo ordered to Orieshcim to privont tho fire spreading to the largo fccnzioo reservoirs noarby. Fire brigades from tv< ry place in the neighborhood hurried to tho scene, but owing to tho dangerous nature tf the disaster and tho fear of a renewal cf tho explosion, the greatest d fficulty was experienced in stopping tho progress of the fire Oily aftor five hours' strenuou' < ff rrt wis the 000 Migration to some ex'ent oontrollel and the danger parsed, so ai to mako it possible to begin tlo work of extricating the bodies. It is f ;arc d , that nea-ly 200 persona have been killed or iojured. The firo oouiiGueB to burn, although tho greater part of the Frankfort fire department and tho troops aro trying to prevent its spread to the buildiugs outside of tho firo zone. Hospitals ha?e been improvised in the vicinity. Tho dames spread with frightful rapidity to tho a^jioent buildings and they ran over tho river Main to Sohwanheim. When a second explosion occurred tho fames and massosof burning ohemioils mado it impossible to __ stay in the vicinity. were they m., and when. it-wa^rasoertaine^^Kt no further danger was anticipated the inhabitants were allowed to return to their homos. At 8:30 the fire was still burning and thewor^o^aking the bodies from the ^Ar^^j^^^irim^wIn^rrancTorc^^^^^^^^^ was shopped daring tho fire, except for trains earring the injured, but it has sinoe been resumed. Four sheds for dressing- the wounds of the injured have been ercoted. The easastrophe originated in a small fire which ignited several reoeptaolos of piroio aoid, causing a terrific explosion. The houses adjoining tho faotory were partly bnrned and partly demolished by the violence of explosion. It is still impossible to say definitely how numerous are the victims. A Shocking Tragedy. A dispatch from Dillon, S. C., to Tho State says: "Ono of the most distressing accidents in the history of our town occurred at about 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Mrs. Tuokor, wife of Prof. Beverly Tucker of Virginia Military institute has been on a visit to her sister Mrs. Becj Huger for some weeks. The two ladies had not long returnoi to tho house from shopping Mrs Tucker was seated before the fire reading, and in soma way her I clothing caught fire and in spite of every effort on tho part of Mr. and Mrs. Ilujorand neighbors who were attrao'ed by tho alarm, tho unfortunate lady sustained injuries so serious that death resulted in about thirty hours. Her husband and father were telegraphed for at once Prof. Tucker reached Dillon at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, three hours too lato to see his wife a'ivo. Tho father was intercepted at Richmond by telegraph and informed that the remains would oomo on the next train, leaving hero Wednesday 11 o'clock, accompanied by the bereaved husband, also Mr. and Mrs. Huger. Mrs Tutkorwas the clde.-t daughter of Prof ishipp, commandant of the same inst tution in which her husband is engaged as professor of chemistry. Poor Old China. The Atlanta Journal says there oan bo littlo doubt that the real design and hope of tho powers in demanding exorbitant indemnities from China is to dividcup tho empire among themselves. They ocrtainiy know that China cannot raise the $500,000,000 whioh would be required to pay their aggregated demands, and turh failure would afford the pretext of diom-imbering 'Jhina and distributing the pieces. Tae entiro revenues cf tho Chinese government amount to only abont $51,000,000 a year, which is baroly mtheient to meet tho ixpenses of tho governmental mao'linery, crude as it is, and to pay the interest on the $250,000,000 of outstanding Chinoro hoods. Chinese credit was low beforo the rceont complications and they have naturally degraded further The proper name for the scheme whioh the powers are workiog would be a p'ot to cut up and appropriate tho Chioeso empire. Grand Old Hampton. "It is remarkable," says tho Charleston News and ourior, "how kindly the leading Confederate cavalrymen have taken to llopubhoan policies. Mosby, Rosier, Whtclt-r, Pitzhugh Lee, and now Bottlor. It is a very enrions i development, but perhaps they could i not break themeelvoa of the habit of t scouting in tho enemy's lines." Int stead of "eooudog" our oontemporay t evidently ment to say "fertirg " As ? thus amended the explanation is philoj sophio. Yet the greatest Confederate a oavalarymm of them all holds these a political foraging parties in wholesome I contempt ?The State.