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It woo afterwards remembered that the * raptotilon had taken place Just after a trolley car had paaaad In front of ^ tha preening club, and It waa the gen oral opinion of witnesses of tha affair that some malicious person had placed a railroad torpedo on the track, waiting for the trolley to paaa over It. A phyotcian waa aummoned. and af Uur boring grven n>?t relief to trw alaaiil seen, had him carried to hla < sssthe. No. St Cannon street. It waa aooortolasd that a place of metal plorttd the darliy'a flesh Ju*t the abdomen, laflictlng a pain although not neosssarily danger A alight operation w*? if on the man. and It fs Ota ted that ho will probably recove" from the effects of hla Injury within four or five day*. The explosion waa heard within n radius of six blocks and drew between untren and eight hundred people to the Scene, the excitement caualng the a pect a ton In the nearby colored mov? ing picture ahowa to ruah out and swell the throng. Policeman Becker on hearing the report rushed to the scene and found Jenkins lying In a front of hie atore, and Immediately railed for a doctor. Jenkins waa able to talk, and atated that he had been standing In the doorway, when he heard the report on the atroot and foil something hit him below the che**, booking down he oaw blood flowing and then foil down Aa yet the police have not succeed ed In apprehending the person who placed the explosive on the track. The track In front of Jenkln a etor* waa examined, but the search reveal ed oo trace of a cartridge or piece of metal of any description. This strengthened the torpedo theory, m* H 1* known that the tittle ahella. wrten eaploded, are torn to pieces, scatter? ing In every direction. tXXITON GOOD* M\ltRET QUIET? ER. Prtrew firm*In Firm?Adjusting of Yale** Prom Nine to Twelve Centn PYweeida Hlowty. Now Tork. July tsl.?The cotton goods maket waa more quiet during the past week, owing In large part to the fluctuations In raw material prices and to the fact that mills are not ready to quote freely on goods for delivery from new crop cotton. The demand for spot antft near-by good* lo steady enough to keep prices firm, but the work of adjue> 1'ig valuea from nine centa to twelve-cent cotton t*| proceeding slowly. Tte cotton yarn market waa alao lees feverish. The jobbing market was more act ra, especially In dreaa goods and cotton piece goods. The grvieral trend of buying, however, waa conaervatlve. Colored cottons are steadily working Into a better merchandising position, and there haa been a decided broad? ening In the general demand for heavy brown cottons, a'though buyers cent in u? to bid for u-.m lots. Dxport trade In printed goods hns teen active, but the fat Kastern mar? kets are very quiet. The woolen and worsted trade Is active. In silk piece goods ths volume of current demand to Irregular, but ataple illka are being ordered ahead. Merchants generally regard the business tut look aa excel toaC sited April, 1850. lie Just ai I. BU UFT AND THE NEGRO. PRESIDENT IS IN POSITION TO SHOW HIS STAND. I A Northern Question?Poor Old Pinchbeck?Once Notorious In Louisiana, Now Resident of West cheater, N. Y., and Wants Job. Washington. July 22.?President Taft Is not able altogether to got away from the "negro question" al? beit his campaign managers have tried to separate the Republican party In the South from the negro. He has let It be known, as far as that was possible that he is not going to appoint any negroes to Important of? fices In the Southern States. That policy can not hurt the Republican party In the South, for that party can not be hurt very much In those parts. On the contrary the 0. O. P. lead? ers have ben led to believe that there Is no possible hope for their party In the South until the negro Is eradicat? ed from It. There are those who be? lieve that a sort of caflummux Is com? ing to some of these leaders, among whom Is Mr. Taft, when they And that this general exodus from the Demo? cratic to the Republican party sched? uled to take place as soon as It Is made certain that there is a "decent" Republican party, does not make a great Impression In the South; for It Is about as sure a thing as you know ?hat this remarkable exodus isn't go? ing to ex. But, however the programme In the South is. however easily Mr. Taft has been able to ignore aspiring negroes In the South, 1*> Is not easy at all In the North, or at least in certain States snd certain districts of the North, where the negro vote Is the balance j of power. * For It Is well known and fully appreciated that a number of Republican representatives in con? gress would not be here but for the I negro votes, and If the negroes of v/hlo, Illinois and Indiana would vote the Democratic ticket. It would be good bye to the O. O. P. In these Stages so far as the electoral college is con? cerned. So at least It is believed by many. And If negroes are potent in politics they must have office. There are always those among them who as? pire to office, because it Is so much more agreeable, at least it is at Amt, ?to aspire than to perspire. Now?there is Just now one, the Hon. P. B. S. Plnchback of Reconstruction infam) who now lives in the State of N *w York but who was one time lieu- I tenant governor of Louisiana. Ho! wis elected, or rater declared elected, to the United States senate frosn L>uislana but the senate refused to seat him. Oullty of all sorts of ras? cality and mixed up with the shadiest of the very shady transactions in Lmislana about that time, the Hon. Ptnehback left the State and took up his residence in New York. Now he Is being urged by prominent negroes for a position as deputy marshal In Wostchester, N. Y., and President Taft is asked to appoint him. Pinchback is 72 years old. He has been out of politics for 30 years; and *o far as reports go, or the laek ef re? ports, he has not been creating any great stir upon the earth since he left i s native State. Ther are reports to the effect that to appoint a negro dep? uty marshal at Westchester would disrupt the Republican party, as the white Republicans would not stand tor it. But on the other hand several negroes of national reputation and of still more national influence are urg? ing the appointment as a recogonltlon of the rights, privileges and functions of negroes to hold office and to be ap? pointed by the president of the Uni? ted st* it's Mr. Roosevelt, It Is recall? ed, when such a question was put up to him, opened his famous "door of hope;" and nay! my! how little did he know that instead of hope springing out. there came instead all the sor? rows, troubles, tribulations, hideous monsters, from Pandora's box. The New Baby. "Well, Jlmmie. Haid the visitor, "I understand you have a new baby here." "Yes," said Jlmmie. "He got here last Tuesday night." "Whom does he look like, your fa? ther or your mother?" asked the visitor. "We don't know yet." said Jlmmie "He seems kind of undecided yet." "They tell me he has your father's nose." said the vialtor. "Yes," said Jlmmie. "He has pa's nose, and ma's mouth, and Aunt 0a rah's ears, and between you and me I'm for glvln' him grandpa's teeth, ib ain't got any of his own, and grandpa's got two sets. What I'm afraid of In that if they don't give 'em to him he'll get mine, and I need 'em In my business."?Tit-Bits. id Fear not?Let all the ends Thou Aln MTER. S, C WEDM MltlSg ASTO DEWODRATS SAYS MINORITY SENATORS 1WVE BKBM UNITED ON TARIFF. Senate Adjourned Yesterday to Meet Monday, With Expectation That Conference Report on Tariff Will be Ready Then?The Leader of the Minority Makes Extended State? ment as to Democratic Votes in Senate, Washington, July 23.?After a ses? sion of little more than half an hour today the senate adjourned until next Monday, which is a day earlier than would have been possible under the unanimous agreement for sessions only on each third day while the tariff hill is in conference. The date was moved up in the hope that the con? ference report on the tariff hill might he in shape to be presented by Mon? day, The senate also listened to a repre? sentation from Mr. Culberson con? cerning the Democratic course to? wards the tariff hill in the senate. He contended that the Democrats had been exceptionally harmonious and united and undertook to refute all statements to the contrary. The motion for the modification of the unanimous agreement so as to permit a meeting on Monday was made by Senator Kean. "Is there any special reason for the change?" asked Senator Culberson, on behalf of the Democratic minority. "I think there is," responded Mr. Kean. "Is there a probability of a report on the tariff bill?" Mr. Culberson ask? ed. "I think so," answered Mr. Kean. Senator Culberson presented a brief statement showing the record of the Democratic party in the senate on the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill. He asked for the printing of a series of tables showing the votes of the Democratic members on all the more important questions before the senate in connec? tion with the tariff. In doing so he made a brief explanation. 'An impression seems to have been created in some quarters," he said, "that In their action on the tariff bill, which is now In conference, the Dem? ocrats of the senate have been divided and have often voted with the Pro? tectionist majority." He then presented the record to show this Impression to be unfound? ed. Continuing he said: "With the exception of the vote on iron ore, coal, lumber and hides the Democratic vote was practically a unit, and on hides it was a unit when coupled with the proposition that j leather, boots and shoes should also \ be placed on the free list. On the In- j come tax amendment to the bill the. Democratic vote was unanimous, andj on oil, tea and coffee, print paper and, wood pulp substantially so. "On all subjects of the bill which directly affect the consuming masses and the cost of living the Democratic vote was in effect unanimous, and for much lower duties than those adopt? ed. "It was upon Democratic Initia? tive, moreover, that sulphate of am? monia, Paris green and London pur? ple, oleostearln and cotton bagging were placed on the free Hart in the sen? ate bill, which are the principle ben? efits to the farmers and fruit growers in the bill; and it was also due to Democratic Initiative that the tax on tea and coffee was stricken from the maximum provision of the sen? ate measure." In a brief executive session a large number of the presidential nomina? tions were confirmed, Including that of Charles R. Crane, to be minister to China. House. The house was thrown into an up? roar today when Mr. Macon, Arkan? sas, reverting to his colloquy last Monday with Mr. Rucker, Colorado, charged that the Colorado member had inserted in the Congressional Re? cord certain references to him which had not been uttered. Not only had this been done, he said, but that In? sult had been udded to Injury by plac? ing in brackets at the end of the re? mark*. "(Jreat applause." He wanted It all stricken out, "especially the 'great applause.' " This was ordered done, after Mr. H?cker had explained that he actually made the statement on the door and insisted that there was applause. The speaker evidently sided with Mr. Macon. for he declar? ed the motion to strike out carried, although he failed to take the nega? tive vote. The session was further enlivened when Mr. Kansdell, Texas, wanted the speaker to appoint a Judiciary com? mittee to consider a bill prohibiting members of congress and court offi? cers from accepting gifts of employ la't at be thy Country's, Thy God's an ESDAY. JULY 28, It MB MUST F18II. (?BORGIA LIQUOR WAR BREAKS OUT AGAIN. Alexander Rill Casus Belli?Measure Prohibiting Sale of Near-Beer Fans Into Flame Smouldering Fires of Factions. Atlanta, July 23.?When the legis? lature adjourned this afternoon, It was evident that the prohibition fight, which every one thought waa stilled two years ago, had broken out once more and that the battle would have to be fought all over again. The anti prohlbltloniats openly declared in fa* vor of filibusters during the remaining 20 days of the session. The drys forc? ed through a resolution calling the dally sessions at 9 a m., instead of 10, and they declared tonight that un? less the new dry legislation is pass? ed promptly at this session, they will force an extra session to accomplish their purpose. A new feature of the row is a promlae extracted from Gov. Brown j before hla election, by which he pied god himself to veto any liquor legis? lation. At that time the prohibition? ists did not dream of more atrlngent dry lawa but were endeavoring to fight against any measures introduced by the wets. The ethical question aa to whether Gov. Brown can sign the new bill H> exciting much discussion and even the drys are divided over it. The bill which is causing all the trouble is the bill drawn by Represen? tative Hooper Alexander of DeKalb County, making it illegal to buy, sell or possess any liquid beverage which contains even a trace of alcohol. It is aimed at the sale of beer and near beer under a decision of the courts that to be intoxicating a liquor must contain more than 4 per cent, of al? cohol. The prohibition law enacted two years ago merely prohibited the sale of intoxicating liquors without specifying what was intoxicating. An attempt to put the bill upon its second reading was prevented by Representative Ellis of Bibb County, who held the floor until the time for adjournment. Meantime, Represent? atives Alexander and Anderson near? ly came to blows upon the floor but were separated by friends. The renewal of the quarrel has at? tracted the representatives of both sides to the scene and the battle Is now on. The drys frankly say that the time for absolute prohibition has arrived. BID AS HE WAS TOLD. Gucwt at Seashore Hotel Followed In? structions Literally. The Columbia Record prints an in? teresting letter from "an up-country lady" now visiting on the Use of Palms to a friend in Columbia. The letter was not written for publication, and for that reason the cordial en? dorsement which it gives of the ser? vice and the attractions enjoyed by visitors to the Isle of Palms la all the more valuable. The following 1? an amusing extract: "Perhaps a week ago a party of prosperous looking mountaineers came to the hotel and stayed a few days and amused the guests a great deal. When they came in the longest and biggest one lounged up to engage rooms. The obliging clerk said, handing him the book and pen: "Write your name and party.' "The man did it literally, and the hotel register bears this inscritpion: " 'Your name and party.' "?News and Courier. He who dances must pay the piper, unless he blows his own horn. Pome men are so devious-minded (to put it politely) that they couldn't play checkers on the square. ment from corporations, trusts or per? sons interested In legislation. Openly charging that, "the Congress and the Courts" had received and were receiving valuable gifts, employment or compensation from public service corporations, trusts and persons en? gaged in Inter-State commerce, or having an interest in legislation, Mr. Ransdell presented a resolution di? recting the speaker immediately to appoint the Judiciary committee so that it may consider the question of amending the law so as to prohibit such conduct. The resolution was vot? ed down. No man, he said, could serve two masters. It was, he contended, "a pitiable, but uncontrovertible fact, that the disinterested and faithful ser? vants of the people are helpless In the present contest against the organized plunderers of the nation's wealth." The house adjourned until Tuesday. d Truth's." THE THU ?09. New Sei TOR THE CONFEDERATE DEAD. Call for Money i.s Issued?Interesting Letter From Veteran at Franklin, Tenn., on Conditions There. The secretary of state ha* received from R. N. Richardson, a Confederate veteran, a letter that will Interest all members of the various camps and the Sons and Daughters of the Con? federacy. There is a Confederate cem? etery at Franklin, Tenn., in which are buried 1,485 veterans, representing every State in the Confederacy. Of this number 225 are unknown, and several years ago a monument was dedicated to these. About three months ago a cyclone swept over the place breaking the monument and In I some instances tearing up the graves. Mr. Richardson thinks that $100 will repair the damages, and asks that the matter be referred to the Daugh? ters of the Confedracy and the Sons of Veterans. Mr. Richardson incloses a circular which gives full particulars and is as follows: "At a meeting of Stranes' camp, No. 134, its attention was called to the condition of the Confedrate cem? etery at this place, and hearing It* true condition a motion was made that the adjutant of the camp com? municate with the secretary of each State that has soldiers burled in this cemetery and ask a small contribu? tion to repair the damage done. "You, I presume, have heard that a terrible cyclone swept over this country some three months ago and the devastation it committed was be? yond describing. The Confederate cemtery, where are the dead of every State which took part in this ? rribh? battle, was right in Its track and great damage was done. Nearly every mar? ble head-marker was in some way broken or misplaced. The large monu? ment was blown down and broken to pieces, the fences blown away, the beautiful shade trees laid down, and in some instances these trees unearth? ed and exposed the bones of the sol? diers who were burled ui\derneath them. 'There are but few of us 'eft. We have done the best we could to repair the damage but it Is poorly done. The ground for this cemetery was donated by Col. John McGavock, who took pride in keeping It In repair. There are 51 South Carolina soldiers buried in it, killed in this battle. We ask a little donation from the State or from the camps to help repair and keep it up." WOMAN ETERNAL SAVAGE. Student of Monkeys Finds Her Still In Primeval State. A Chicago dispatch to the New York Press says: Frederick Starr, professor of an? thropology In the University of Chica? go, Wednesday described the twen? tieth century woman as a savage who gains her ends by deception and treachery, and who delights in evi? dence of slaughter and bloodshed. He asserted that women have not chang? ed since the days when the human race had tails and lived in the jungle. This attack upon women is a new line of activity for Prof. Starr, who i.i best known to the world by his studies of the monkeys In Africa. The pro? fessor at one time entertained the hope of catching the talk of monkeys upon the phonograph. Three months ago Dr. Starr made the prediction that Theodore Roosevelt would die of fev? er on this African hunting expedition. The professor airs his knowledge of women In an article called "The Women Men Marry." He begins by making it clear he believes women never must be permitted to rise above the savage state, for the reasons that the existence of the race itself de? pends upon the savage or barbaric In? stincts In the heart of the femlne half of the world. "Woman, the eternal savage." de? clares Starr, "whose only salvation lies in the fact that she always has been, always will be, a savage." Then he continues to say it is im? possible to civilize women, "for the fundamental nature of woman is bar? baric, and the continuance of the race depends upon the rlsld assertion of the fundamental different between man and woman." Starr's parting shot Is at the charge of fondness for evidence of slaughter and bloodshed, and he says that in this respect woman's savagery is most pronounced. More Than (ienerous. "I'd like to marry your daughter, Blr." "I've got six; take all you want." Town Topics. A STRANGE DISEASE. DISEASE CALLED CHARBOK VISITS LOUISIANA. Kills Cattle and Attack* Human Be* Inga? Loss in Live Stock is Heavy ?Government Lending Aid to Check Its Ravages. Lake Charles, La.. July 26.?Char bon, a deadly and loathsome disease which afflicts cattle, and which has> killed thousands of valuable animals? in Louisiana, has attacked human be? ings now and many men are under treatment. In Leeeburg, the county seat of Cameron parish, eight h?rnene have been stricken. Up to date no deaths have resulted. Charbon haa afflicted eattle for centuries, but has seldom visited this country. It was known to the an? cients in Egypt, and often scourged) the Asiatic and Oriental countries. It I Is caused by a germ which enters the I animal's akin through an abrasion. I It multiplies and causes an inflamma I tlon which turns into a tumorous or I chancerous growth, which term>nc*eer I in blood poisoning. The disease first made Its appear I ance about June 1 in two localities So I southwest Louisiana, along the Mer I mentau river, near Lake Arthur, and I at Iowa, near Lake Charlea. It was? I not detected in time and spread rap I idly over neighboring parishea. Germs I from the dead cattle infested the I ground upon which the animals hadL I died, and were thus communicated to I other victims. The United State? gor I ernment, alarmed by the inroads the I disease has made, has sent experts I from the bureau of animal industry^ I to assist local veterinarians in fight I ing the plague. They are urging ere? I mation of infected animals and the I vaccination of all others. Once an I animal is infected, there is no known I remedy, but vaccination seems effec I tive In making them immune. Strict repressive measures were I successful in several parishes, but io I Cameron, cattle dead of the disease I were allowed to lie unburied upon. I the prarie and the marshes and swarms of flies and mosquitoes ear I ried the germs to other cattle. Io I this parish one-fourth of the animals j have died. Since the government es I perts have been in charge, however,. the inhabitants have taken heart, and' I conditions are improving. COTTON MARKET UNSTEADY. Closed at Net Decline? kssst Price* I Were 4 to 8 Points Down AfUr Smv I oessivc SlumiK* and Halbes, New York, July 22.?The cotton I market had another very erratic and I nervous day, with the close steady at I a net decline of 4 to 8 points. ? I The market opened steady- at' ati I advance of 4 points to a decline of 4 1 points, but quickly weakened and sold : I at a net decline of 7 to 10 points soon 1 I after the call under liquidation and II local bear pressure, encouraged hy the II easier late cables and increasfm: sdl I cations that the drought had beeff' broken in southern and centra I ?ce I tions of Texas. The western beb fore I cast calling for showers and lower I temperatures promoted large offer? ings, but people who had sold in an? I tieipation of improved weather condi? tion seemed disposed to take profit*' I on the early break. Liverpool wae. at I buyer here and there was some spec I house support on which prices -allied' from 11.79 to 11.99 for Dec? mher. with the general list selling about U to 14 points higher. The detailed Teza I as weather report which was delay I od until long after the usual hour cone firmed the private reports of rain i? southern and central Texas, and wfto* I early buyers realizing on the ad I vance, the market weakened agafu? shortly after midday and in th? late I trading became very nervous and un I settled under stop loss selling, witrJ I prices reaching the lowest point so far since the recent advance citlnnf I Dated December sold at 11.70, 2J* I points below the hi*:h level of the day land 117 points below the hi,;h rec? ords of July 13, with the general Uva I at this time showing a net loss of from 14 to 1'.* points. The close was tip from the lowest cn covering but sentiment continued very nervous avut late private wires from Texas indr cated more favorable condition for the orop. Southern spot markets, unv changed. Receipts at the ports today 2,183?* bales against 3,766 last week and L - 42f> last year. For the week 25.0O.4, bales against 30,289 last week and 23.660 last year. Today s reclpts at New Orleans 704 bales against 24X last year. spot cotton closed quiet, 10 points lower; middling and uplands 12.20*; middling gulf 12.45; sales 3.600. Fu? tures opened steady and closest steady.