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An Unusual Occurrence in Paris
by Which Many Persons Lose
Their Lives.
Paris, Aug. ll.-An awful catastro?
phe occurred last evening on the Me?
tropolitan Electric railway, which
rons mostly underground, in which
many persons are believed to ifave
lost their lives. Op to 3 a. IXL, seven
bodies have been recoverad and the
search continues. One of the trains
broke at Menihnontant station, which
is in a poo r and populous section of
the city. This train was promptly
emptied and the train whieh followed
"was ordered to push it to the repair?
ing sheds. On the way these1 two
trains. caught fire but the employes
succeeded in escaping. Meanwhile a
crowded train reached Les Gourinnes,
the preceding station, and the
officials seeing smoke poa ring out of
the tunnel gave the alarm. A panic
ensued, the passengers struggling to
escape from the station. Amid the
increasing smoke many attempted to
return along the line toward Belleville
but they were suffocated.
The ?remen succeeded in flooding
the burning mass, and shortly after?
ward they were able to enter the tun?
nel They brought up the corpses of
five men.and women, all belonging to
the working class.
There ara believed to be many more
? bodies in the tunnel.
Paris, Aug; H.-Eighty-two bodies
h?ve been recovered from the trains
which were destroyed by fire yesterday
on the Metropolitan Electric railway.
The total number of victims is esti?
mated at SO.
Proceedings of the Firs! Session
of the Beard in Birmingham.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 10.-The
first session of the board of arbitra
. tion selected to adjudst the existing
differences between the coal operators
and miners of Alabama was held here
After lite organization of the board,
with Judge George Gray, of Delaware,
as chairman, and the opening argu?
ment of Edward Flynn, president of
the United Mine Workers of Alabama,
the board adjourned until Thursday
to give the attorneys for the operators
opportunity for consultation.
It had been agreed by th6 board to
grant each side five days in which to
present its case; the miners to open
for three days and close with two
The 'operators are represented by a
vast ?Tsay of legal talent, including
former Secretary of the Navy B. F.
Tracy, of New York. The misers
have so lawyers ; th?ir case being con?
ducted by Edward Flynn, president of
the United Mine Workers of Alabama.
Mr. Sfynn opened for 'the miners
by reading a carefully prepared state?
ment til their demands for an increase
of wages, an eight-hour day and serni
moathly pay days. The increase of
wages demanded is five cents a ton.
At the afternoon session of the ar?
bitration commission the operators
presented their statement, demanding
a sliding wage scale from 3734 cents
to scents, based on price or No 3
furnace pig. They also, asked, among
otaer things, for a minimum number
of ?porks days per month ; that the
standing of union and non-union em?
ployees be defined, and that collection
of union dues and assessments through
company offices be regulated.
The miners introduced witnesses to
substantiate their claim for a semi?
monthly pay day.
It is enid that Clarence S. Darrow,
of Chicago, is on his way here to act
as counsel for the miners.
Talk ?bout a profitable business.'! If
the newspaper business isn't "it" we
are badly mistaken. In the inst two
weeks we have been offered shares in
two gold and copper mines, nursery
stock, magazines, scholarship to a col?
lege, tickets to a county fair, stock in
the Marconi wireless telegraph sys?
tem, chance to purchase cotton in a
southern market and several beautiful
periodicals, all in exchange for adver?
tising space in the Herald at an extor?
tionate rate per inch. These have not
been exceptionally prolific weeks for
such offers either. If you ever want
to start a cariosity shop or a collec?
tion of tilings that you can't possibly
use, get into the newspaper business.
-Anthon {Ia. >) Herald.
Charleston, Aug. 10.-As a result
of the severe electrical and rain storm
that passed over Charleston and the
suburbs yesterday evening three per?
sons were killed. St Philip's church
spire was set on fire by lightning,
trees were splintered, a house was
burned to the ground and street car
trame and electric lighting were inter?
rupted for an hour.
A Very Cheap Excars lon to Angosta.
T?os. H. Knight offers; the cheapest of
all cheap excursions to Augusta, Ga. on
Monday, August 24th over the famous At?
lantic Coast Line. The rate will be only
$1.55 for the round trip from this point.
Corresponding rates from other points.
No such excursion has ever been offered
the people of this section, and everybody
should take advantage of this splendid op?
portunity to visit one of the most beauti?
ful cities of the south. Don't miss the
chance of a life time. Separate cars for
white and colored people. Train will leave
this point at 7.09 a. m. and returning leave
Augusta at 8 o'clock p. ni. The accommo?
dation will be first class in every respect
and special attention will be paid to the
comfort of ladies and children. Aug 5-24
Annual Excursion Via A. C. L.
The following round trip rates will ap?
ply from Smnter to
Abbeville $4.55, Anderson $5.30, Ash?
ville $6.80, Brevard $7.05, Flat Rock $5.95,
Glenn Springs $5.05, Greenville $505,
Kendersonville, $6.05, Hot Springs $8.05
Laurens $4.55, Marion, N. C. $6.80, Sa?
luda $5.80, Spartanburg 5.05, Tryon $5.85,
Walhalla $5.50, Waterloo (for Harris
Springs) $4.55, Ocean View, Va. $7.50,
Old Point $7.50, Virginia Beach $7.50
Wrightsville, N. C. $5.05.
Tickets w?il be on sale from Sumter on j
morning of August 19th. Good returning
cn any passenger train until Sept. 2d.
W. J. Craig, G. P. A.
Wiiruington, N. C.
?, j.? China, Ticket Agent j
Sumter, S. CJ
?n I ' lll.lA.
Chief Hammett Informs the Gov
ernor of the Work of the
Constabulary and the
Columbia, Aug. IO.- Governor Hey?
ward is always anxious to let the peo?
ple of the State know exactly what is
bein? done in connection with the en?
forcement of the dispensary law and
today he has given out for publication
the report of Chief Constable W. B.
Hammett for the months of May and
Governor Heyward keeps in close
touch with the work of the constabu?
lary of the State, and is very much
gratified with the work that has been
accomplished by Chief Hammett and
his men. The report that has been
filed with Governor Hey ward goes into
details and is complete in every way,
and is as follows :
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 8, 1903.
Governor D. C. Hey ward, Colum?
bia, S. C.-Dear Sir: I have the honor
to transmit herewith my second re?
port of the tranasctions of the con?
stabulary, which covers the months of
May and June, 1903, as compared
with the same months of 1902. The
figares given will, I hope, prove 'in?
teresting, from among which your at?
tention is respectfully called to the
following :
Exhibit "A*! shows the expense of.
the constabulary for the months men?
tioned. The expenses for the two
months of this year are $2,169.96 more
than a year ago. This has been
brought about, as you are aware, by
tue necessity for an increased force
in order to better accomplish the ob?
jects of the law, and I feel confident
that a careful examination of all the
figures will convince your Excellency
that the "ends have justified the
Exhibit "B" informs you what has
been accomplished in the way of
seizures, from which you will note
that the value of seizures made is
$828.38 in excess of those for May and
Juno, one year ago. In addition to
the seizures here shown there have
been taken 1,500 gallons of beer in
kegs, which has no value, for the rea?
son that after this beer has once been
tapped it cannot be returned to the
breweries or otherwise disposed of at a
money value, but. has to be emptied.
While this stuff has no money value,
yet the sale by "tigere" is curtailed
to that extent.
Exhibit "C" will advise you as to
the amount of business done by the
local and State dispensaries during
May and June, of this; year and last.
You will note that the actual sales by
the local dispensaries in the State
amounted to $76.243.18 more for 1903
than for 1902, while the increase in
the sales of the state 'dispensary
amounts to $72,048.43. In these figures
is not included the sales by the beer
dispensers, thirty of whom there are
in the State. I have endeavored to
get the exact amount of the gross sales
of these dispensers, and regret to say
that very few of them have responded,
but from the information I have been
able to gather it will be seen that the
sales of these few have increased $17, -
262.92 over the same months of last
Exhibit "D." In May and June,
1902, there were 64 convictions of
violators of the dispensary law in the
Courts. Fines ' were imposed to the
amount of $3,460, and $770 were paid,
while 26 persons went to thft chain
gang. In the same two months of
this year there were 64 convictions,
$5,675 in fines imposed, $1,345 collect?
ed, 21 persons sent to the chain gang
and a number of cases appealed, which
are still pending.
~ It gives me great pleasure to be able
to repeat, as stated?in my first report
that there has keen very little friction
in the conduct of this department.
There has been only one occurrence of
an unpleasant sature, which was
slight, and steps have been taken to
prevent a recurrence of this affair.
Information before me goes to show
that there has Ibeen a considerable
diminution of tbe quantity of whis?
key imported ivto this State. In the
rural districts we are experiencing
less trouble day by day, while in the
cities every possible effort is being
made to enforce ?be law. The in?
crease in the dispensary sales satisfies
me that our efforts are having their
effect. Very tcuily yours,
CI. B. Hammet,
Chief Constable.
?Aswial Mountain a*4 Seashore Excur
f sion, August ?9., J903.
?On August, 19th, 2508., the Southern
Easilway will sell roaad trip tickets to
points named below ai tie following rates:
To F?am Sumter, S. C.
Abbeville, $4 55
Anderson, 5 30 .
Cross Hill, 4 55
o-lenn Springs, 5 05
Greenville, % 5 05
Laurens, 4 55
Spartanburg, 5 05
Walhalla, 5 30
Waterloo, * 4 55
White Stone, 5 05
Asheville, .$6 80
Brevard, 7 05
Flat Rock, 5 95
Hendersonville, -6 05
Hot Springs, S 05
Lake Toxaway, S 05
Lenoir, 7 05
Lincolton, 7 30
Marion, C 80
Rutherfordton, 7 30
Saluda, 5 85
Shelby, 7 30
Tryon, 5 85
Waynesville, 8 05
Think of Ben Tillman being put off
the train as a tramp beating a free
ride. What an experience for a South
Carolina United States Senator ? If it
shall suggest to CoL Tillman the pro?
priety of looking a little more iike a
United States Senator when he travels
the lesson may not be lost.-Augusta
Spartanburg, S. C., Aug. 10.-Four
children were burned to death last
night at Walford, a SOTall towu jiear
here. They had been ft alone in the
house, while their p "mts attended
church services, aboui a mile away.
During their absence the fire occur?
red, but it is not known how it was
started. The oldest child, a boy of 10
years, jumped from a window and was
A Fast Train Wrecked While
Running 60 Miles an Hour
Boiler Exploded.
Charlotte, N. C., Aug. IO.-The
wreck of No. 3f>, the Southern rail?
way's fast southbound train, one mile
north of Gastonia at ll o'clock tonight,
resulted in serious injury to Engineer
Black and the colored fireman and to
Postal Clerks Birchfield and Sharpe.
Southern railway officials here de?
clare tl)at the train ran into an open
switch, bnt passengers on the train
say that the boiler exploded while
the train was running at an unusually
high speed.
At any rate, while the train was
running about?o miles an hour, there
was a loud explosion that was heard at
Gastonia and beyond and the cars
came almost immediately to a stand?
still. The engine and tender were al?
most demolished and hurled down an
embankment. The car containing the
postal clerks and all the cars except
the last two Pullmans were overturn?
ed. The train was crowded, but no
j passenger was seriously hurt, though
a number of people were bruised by
the violence of the explosion.
Nearly all the glass in the cars was
broken by the explosion and the lights
in the cars went out, adding new ter?
ror to the badly frightened passengers.
Both the engineer and fireman were
painfully scalded and their escape
from death is considered miraculous.
All of the many passengers on the
train have gone to Gastonia for the
night, and wrecking crews are already
busy removing the debris.
Telephone messages from Gastonia
at 1 o'clock this morning indicate
that No. 35 was deliberately wrecked,
though the boiler of the engine burst
after the engine had gone on the side
track of the Ozark cotton mill. The
switch had been turned and the red
light that it always presents after be?
ing turned had been extinguished.
Engineer Zeb Black of Spartanburg
saw no light at the switch and sup?
posing that the track was safe went
ahead at full speed. He and Firemen
Ed Earle of Blacksburg, S. C., were
hurled 40 feet from the engine and
were scalded badly but not dangerous?
Postal Clerks O.tfH. Birchfield of
Atlanta and W. A. Sharpe were more
seriously hurt. Birchfield was found
under the debris of the postal car,
deeply cut about the head and face
and so badly injured internally that
he cannot move. Sharpe was also
badly cut and his leg was broken. A
large amount of mail carried by No.
35 is still under the debris and is sup?
posed to be damaged by the escaping
steam and water.
Base Bal! Fight in Seneca.
Seneca, Aug. 10.-As a result of a
base ball game on Saturday afternoon
between Richland and Walhalla, on
the latter's diamond, J. B. McMahon
was shot in the leg by "Boy" Morgan.
McMahon was interested in the game,
and when the dispute started he went
out on the ground and immediately
upon his arrival Morgan opened fire
on him. He fired three shots before
the pistol was taken away from him.
Morgan was pitching for Walhalla, and
Richland was several scores ahead,
and that is what caused the row. Aft?
er McMahon was shot he went at Mor?
gan with his knife and cut him in
several places. It is reported here
this morning that Morgan is the worst
by the fight.
Race War in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, Okla, Aug. 6.-A
mob early today dynamited a house in
Orchard Park, which was being erect?
ed for a nergo woman. The house was
wrecked and the explosion shocked
that portion of the city.
The whites in Orchard Park have
warned the negroes to leave, but they
' have refused. The negroes have armed
: themselves and declare they will pro?
tect their property at any cost. Some
negroes have stocked their homes with
arms and ammunition and a race war
? is fearod.
By calling Grover Cleveland a ' - bunco
steerer" William J. Bryan is making
enemies for himself and friends for!
Cleveland. j
One fact should make new exhibitors
ior Hie next State Fair, the Society !
pays the freight on all exhibits grown1
or produced in this State, thus en?
abling exhibits to be sent to and re- j
tamed from the fair without cost to j
the exhibitor.
New Orleans, Aug. 9.-Tony Luciano,
at the head of tiie ItaRan faction
whose fond with the Calamia faction
has cost half a dozen lives, was killed
today. The old man who lost brother,
cousin, wife and child ?ince the mur?
ders ?tarted, over business rivalry,
was tafeen off his guard. He went
with an ?atlian named Sam Asparo to
a photograph gallery. On the desert?
ed stairway Asparo emptied hw; pistol
in Luciano and ran through the house
to a side street. He was held for the
police but denied all knowledge of
the affair.
The social ffcature of the S tafe Fair
is an important item is considering
the advantages of being an exhibitor,
you meet the best and most progres?
sive farmers and stock breeders in the
State and make many friends who are
valuable to yon. Prepare a good ex?
hibit to go to the next State Fair,
Oct. 27-30tn. ?
Birmingham, Ala, Aug 7.-Will
Hudson and Will Jones, negroes, hav?
ing been convicted on charges of high?
way robbery, were executed in the
county jail yard today. Hudson denied
that he was guilty of the crime which
he had been convicted of. Asked if
he had killed anybody he replied: "I
will tell Old Marster about that."
Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 8.- A" ter?
rible fire has totally destroyed the
quarter of Esparraguera occupied by
the working people. Three thousand
families were rendered destitute and
some workmen perished in the flames.
Esparraguera is 19 miles northwest of
The management is working hard to
make the 35th, annual State Fair a
record breaker in the way of exhibits,
but it must have the ?support of all
citizens or the fair will not be what
it should. Give your aid now and keep
giving it until the fair is over, Oct.
The Presidential Aspirations of
the Wily Statesman of Mary?
"Washington, D. C.. Aug. IO.-Sen?
ator Gorman returned from Europe
last week, and, if the Senator has any
presidential aspirations, he must have
been much gratified at the situation
as he found it in this country. When
interviewed by the host of newspaper?
men who awaited his coming to
Washington, the Senator was almost
as noncommittal as uusal. He ap?
peared to be in excellent health, and
the ruddy complexion gained at sea
gave him a particularly hale and
hearty appearance. With his usual
affability the Senator received the
representatives of the press, but man?
aged to dodge all leading questions
with the adroitness of which he is
famoua He declared that it was too
early to talk of candidates, but added
the fate of the democratic party was
too important a matter to permit of
personal cnosiderations. The next
convention must select the man capa?
ble of leading the party to ' victory
and adopt a platform with but a single
purpose, success. He defined the
issues as tariff reform, economy in
public administration and honesty in
pabtic office, although he added that
it was impossible to foretell what an?
other session of Congress would bring,
forth. Senator Gorman was told that
Judge Parker had made a trip south
I and had proved a disappointment to
the Georgian, at least, in that he had
talked law to them rather than poli?
tics, but the Senator only smiled and
said it was too early to discuss men,
the right man would appear at the
proper time.
Washington politicians are taking
considerable interest in the Ohio
sitaation where Tom Johnson, mayor
of Cleveland, has announced that he
will be a candidate for governor if the
party desires. It is generally believed
that Mr. Johnson's chief object is the
defeat of Senator Hanna and that he
will lend his support to any other
candidate if an apparently stronger
man appears in the arena. The defeat
of Senator Hanna is regarded by eas?
tern democrats as an end devoutly to
be hoped for as it would result in sad?
ly demoralizing the republicans and
would pave the way to democratic
victory, removing the head of a most
undesirable element from national
politics. It is generally appreciated in
Washington that most of the corruption
in the Postoffice Department was due
to the Hanna style of politics, he
having, as has been already told in
these letters, saddled Perry Heath
when the latter was first assistant
postmaster General, with several thou?
sand political pledges, made to accom?
plish his own election to the Senate
and that of the republican candidate
for President.
On Saturday last, General Nelson
A. Miles, having reached the age
limit, 64 years, retired from his posi?
tion of "general commanding the
army," and General Samuel B. M.
Young was appointed to succeed him.
This appointment is regarded by Gen?
eral Miles' friends as a marked evi?
dence bf the vindictiveness of Secre
tray of War Root and the antipathy
' in which G?nerai Miles was held by
the President. It was the intention
of Congress to confer on Miles the
honor of being the last officer to ?11
this place, the new staff law, which
goes into effect August lo, abolishing
the position. General Young is absent
from Washington and will not return
until the 15th, t and no harm would
have been done by leaving General
Miles' former position vacant until
the new law went into effect, but the
discrepancy of dates gave Secretary
Root sn opportunity to rob the retir?
ing General of this slight honor, and he
promptly availed himself of it
It is regarded as somewhat remark?
able that Secretary Root should have
been the designer of the general staff
law which, it must be admitted, cor?
rects the defects in the military sys?
tem which made General Miles' posi?
tion almost untenable, but which also
will have the effeet of robbing the
Secretary of War of all opportunity of
making a great came for himself, in
the future. Under the existing iaw
the Secretary of War and the ten heads
of staff bureaus have had all power in
I the management of ' army affairs ?nd
I the position of "general command
! ing" was aa honor without propor?
tionate power. Under the new law,
the ranking general will be the chief
\ of a staff wade up of these bcreau
heads and the staff will be almost su?
preme, so ?that the powers of the
Secretary of War will be materially
curtailed. One of tfee virtues of the
new law rests in the fact that ?n'the
future no adjutant general csu, by
?ystematica?y seeking the favor of the
Secretary of War aid of the politic?
ians, secure the inordinate powers and
promotion which has been acquiced by
Adjutant General Corbin. Another
beaefit wi?i result from the direction
of the army by experienced oScers,
iustea-d of a civilian secretary of war
appointed, usually, for political rea?
sons acd largely influenced by syco
phaictic subordinates. Secretary Root
will be accotded great credit by his?
torians for hts organization and pro?
motion cf the genera? staff, but he has
burned the bridges behind him and
it is difficult to see how there can ever
be another great secretary of war ?ke
a Stanton or a Root. In future,
tiiat position will be decidedly analog?
ous to that of the "general command?
ing" from whwh General Miles retir?
es. It is also unlikely that under the
new law such men as General Leonard i
Wood will be able to gain rapid pro?
motion over the heads of men with far
more experienced and entitled by long
service to the highest honors, but this
applies only to the principles, for by
this very law General Wood ls schedul?
ed to become lieutenant gemeral and
chief of staff, and, because he is now
a comparatively young man, will re?
tain that position for twelve years be?
fore he reaches the age of sixty-four.
Reports from Bogota are occasioning
great anixety to the friends of the
Panama canal. It appears that the
railroad lobby, which has been work?
ing in Bogota in the interest of the
transcontinental railways, has per?
suaded the Colombians that they must
amend the present treaty and that
will mean an entire renewal of the old
fight between the Panama and Ni?
caraguan routes in the United States
Senate. Senator Morgan is as con?
vinced as ever that the interests of the
United States lie in the construction
of the canal by the Nicaraguan route,
and will make a vigorous fight if it is !
attempted to accept au amended treaty, j
The Programme Arranged by Rev.
H. B. Browne.
Will you do nie tiie favor to publish
the following schedule pf appointments
for educational mass meetings to be
held this month in Sumter district.
Rev. Dr. W. W. Daniel, president
Columbia Female College ; Prof. John
G. Clinkscales, Wofford-college ; Prof.
H. G. S. Sheridan, head master
Carlisle Fitting School; Rev. Wm.
A. Rogers of The Southern Christian
Advocate, with this writer, will be
present, and address the people on
popular and higher education. I held
a similar series of meetings four years
ago, while presiding elder of Orange
burg, district, with very beneficial re- '
snits, and such meetings had been
held in that region of the State in pre?
vious* years. The following are the
places at which meetings will be held,
at ll a. m., each day :
Pine wood, Tharsday, Aug. 13.
Jordon, Friday, Aug. 14. ,
St. .Paul's Santee, Saturdav, Aug.
Manning, Sunday, Aug. 16 (Dr.
Daniel )
Foresten, Sunday, Aug. 16,' at ll a.
m., (Prof. Sheridan.)
Union, Wilson Mill, Sunday, Aug.
16, at 5 p. m. (Prof. Sheridan. )
Sumter Sunday, Aug. 16 (Prof.
Clinkf icales. )
Pine Grove, Turbeville, Tuesday,
Aug. 18.
Wellis church Lynchburg, Wednes?
day, Aug. 19.
Bethel, Oswego, Thursday, Aug. 20.
St. John's Smithville, Friday, Aug.
Providence, Saturday, Aug. 22.
Camden, Sunday, Aug. 23 (Dr.
Daniel. )
'Oakland, Sumter circuit, Sunday,
Aug. 23, ll a. m. (Prof. Sheridan. )
Zoai", Sumter circuit, Sunday, Aug.
23, at 5 p. m. (Prof. Sheridan.)
Mcljeods Church, Richland circuit,
Sunday, Aug. 23, ll a. m. (Prof.
Clinkscales. ) H. B. Browne,
Presiding Elder.
Sumter, S. C., Aug. 5, 1903.
Awful Deed of a Negro Woman
in Colleton County.
Special to The State.
Walberboro, Aug. 8.-Yesterday be
. tween 12 and 1 o'clock one of the most
brutal crinase ever known in this
county was committed at Church
Flat, about two miles from Rantowles
station, on the Atlantic Coast Line
railroad. Lizzie Aiken, a negro wom?
an about 40 years old, killed two of
her children by cutting their heads off
with an axe. One of the children
was 5 years old and the other 3. It
is said their heads were severed com?
pletely from the body, not a nerve or
vein or anything left to connect them.
The body of the older child was cut
in other places, showing that the
crazed mother met with some resist?
ance in killing this one. Both chil
! dren were girls.
! It seems that an effort was made to
barn them after the bloody work of
the axe, for a fire had been kindled
around the body of the younger child.
The woman was committed to jail
this morning by Thos. Fields, con?
stable for Magistrate Behling, and
from what he says the woman must
have been crazy. He says she claimed
that a. dog came along and told her
the world would be destroyed unless
she kiilled them in order to save the
world. She admitted the killing to
Magistrate Behling, but now denies it
most strenuously.
The Macedonian Uprising.
Constantinople, Aug. 9.-Late dis?
patches from Hilmi Pacha, inspector
general of the reform movement, an ?
nounce that insurgents in large num?
bers in the district of Clisuri, Vilayet
of Monastir, attacked the village of
Djiavark, near Kastoria, and massa?
cred the inhabitants, including women
and children, and then furiously at?
tacked the neighboring villages, taking
many captives, some of whom were
burned alive. Some Greek peasants
were also killed in the vilayet of Mon?
astir and in the vilayet of Okhrida
insurgents likewise attacked some
Mussulman villgaes. The Govern?
ment is taking every measure possible
to suppress the uprising. Eight more
battalions have been ordered to the
vilayet of Monastir.
M. Rostkoyski, the Russian consul
at. Mouastir, was murdered on Satur?
day morning by a member of the Tur?
kish police, who was on duty outside
the consulate. The assassin was ar?
rested. Said Pacha, the grand vizier,
and Tewfik Pacha, minister of forc?
ing aafi?rs, called on the Russian am?
bassador and expressed the Govern?
ment's deep regret over the occurrence.
" Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 9.-A disas?
trous rain and electric storm did great
damage in Stanley County, near Albe?
marle, today. Corn in the lowlands
was destroyed. Four tenement houses
on the edge of the town were struck
and damaged by lightning, their oc?
cupants being severely shocked. The
famity of Zaog Smith was terribly
shocked and his daughter, Addie,
was killed instantly. Her body was
badly disfigured. Her clothing was
! torn and ber shoes were taken com?
pletely off her feet.
Philadelphia, Pa,, Aug. 8.-Four
persons are dead, at least twelve are
thought to be fatally injured and fully
one hundred and fifty others hurt seri?
ously, as the result of an accident,
which occurred today at the Phila?
delphia National League Base Ball
Park. A board walk, which overhung
the left field bleachers, fell to the
street, carrying two hundred specta?
And now it is a negro lawyer who
has committed a horrible assault on
"one of the most highly respected"
married ladies of St. Claireville, Ohio.
It is hard to change the Leopard's spots,
even through education.-Wilmington
Besides being an adroit politician
and a campaign manager of rare skill,
Senator Gorman has all the honesty,
ability and conservatism necessary for
the exalted position of President of
the United States.-Wilmington Star.
Will Discuss Conditions of Race
Interest at Columbia.
Columbia, Aug. IO.-The negro
ministers of Columbia have called for
a Convention here of ministers on
Aug. 25 to discuss the race situation.
From the present indications this Con?
vention will be the largest ever held
here as every negro church in South
Carolina, will be represented by one
or more delegates.
At the present time the questions to
be discussed are of vital interest to
both white and black. A few of the
questions that will be taken up are
given below:
1. Is lynching ever justifiable, or
does it lessen the crime for which it
is done?
2. "What effect does lynching have
on those who participate in it or wit?
ness it?
. 3. Is the charge that negroes refnse
to assist in apprehending and arrest?
ing criminals of their race true? If
so why?
4. What are the best remedies for
such criminal assaults of which many
men of our race are accused?
5. An appeal to the intelligent and
humane white citizens of this country
for a more faithful enforcement of the
laws against mob violence?
6. How can kinder relations and
feelings be established between the
races of this country.
7. Does the negro race desire social
relations with the white race?
The letters sent out are signed by
B. J. Ramsey, M. G. Johnson, and
R. W. Baylor, three of the intelligent
and trustworthy ministers of the ne?
gro race in the South.
All Who Were in Any Way Re?
sponsible for Assassination of
Consul Must be Punished.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10.-The czar
has demanded the exemplary punish?
ment not only of the murderers
of the Russian consul at Mon?
astic who was killed last week
by Turkish gendarmes, but of all the
military men and civilians in any way
responsible for the crime.
The assassination of the Russian
consul at Monastir, M. Roskovski-the
second murder of a Russian consular
official in Macedonia within a few
months-has created intense indigna?
tion here.
According to the report made by
the official now in charge .of the Rus?
sian consulate at Monastir, the mur?
derer is a gendarme. The consul asked
his name, because, in defiance of in?
structions, the gendarme did not salute
him. The gendarme thereupon fired
several shots, mortally wounding the
consul in the head and hip. The horse
drawing the carriage in which the
consul was'riding received two bullets,,
and shots were also fired at the coach?
Constantinople Aug. 10.-The mur?
der of the Russian consul, M. Ros?
kovski, has caused intense excitement
here and is the sole topic of conversa?
tion in the streets, cafes and public
The general belief is that the inci?
dent is bound to considerably ag?
gravate the already serious situation
in Macedonia, and it is felt that it
will undoubtedly encourage the
Bulgarians to support the insurrec?
tionary movement which is spreading
rapidly, notably to the southward of
According to mail advices from
Monastir dated Aug. 5, the. insurgents
who recently occupied the little town
of Krushevo, 23 miles north of Monas?
tir, numbered 900. They killed the
garrison consisting of 52 soldiers, dy?
namited and burned the government
buildings and then hoisted on a hill
overlooking the town a red flag, bear?
ing on one side a lion with the in?
scription "Death or Liberty" and on
the other the words "Courage,
Brethren." The rebels were still in
possession of the town when the let?
ters were sent off.
New York, Aug. 10.-There was a
good deal of suppressed excitement at
the opening of the Stock Exchange
today and considerable relief was ex?
perienced by the sprinkling _ of gains
shown among the predomiaance of
losses. Declines were not exceptional?
ly violent in any cases, and the sell?
ing was not on a remarkably large
scale. The most notable gain was a
jump of 2^2 in Canadian Pacific.
Union Pacific rose %. Among the
losses there were drops of 2 points in
Norfolk and Western and Virginia.
Carolina Chemical. Supporting: car?
ders were very evident, and S?are*
were quick recoveries within the first
few minutes, extending to nearly a.
point in some leading stocks.
The reaction of the first hour was
soon checked, but the market quieted
toward the end of the early session.
Not all of the early gains were lost, -
but trading lacked a distinct testis
In the special group some serious
. losses were recorded before noon.
Brooklyn Union Gas declined 9*?
points, and Minneapolis and StT
Louis S% Consolidated Gas also
I very weak. It is noteworthv that
there was less talk of probable fail?
ures and other forms of financial em?
barrassment, but news of the passing
of the Stock Exchange sheets through
the clearing house without untoward
incident was received with relief.
Buying of a new and impressive
character was reported after 1 o'clock,
and prices for many stocks were al?
most on a level with the best of the
morning. There was a keen demand
for small lots of high grade stocks,
and inquiry developed the fact that
bid and asked prices were often 5 to 10
points apart. The afternoon's ad?
vance brought another period of com?
parative dulness.
Prices held well to the end, gains of
1 to 1?4 points being registered by
many of the active issues. The bny
ing was well maintained and contrib?
uted largely toward the steady clos?
ing. >

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