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MUUUAR AOUUIssJCT IK OHAIV
URON PRIM1NQ CM7B.
ao the Fftaor Foi
Charleston. Jury 1?.?Following a
, iesefenraf report In the mlddlo of the
*0*TMI, J. O. Jenkins, proprietor of the
Jteaktno Proaaaac Crab. No. 141 Klni;
street, anna to the floor in front 0
ate place of boat n a? loat night ax
about 0:4* o'clock, and an examlna
hm ttoa. aaada by aoma frlanda atandlm;
? noarby ot the time, revealed the fact
that tbo negro waa suiferlng from a
around Just above tha abdomen, from
which the blood flow ad coploualy. 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
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?
Prtrew firm*In Firm?Adjusting of
Yale** Prom Nine to Twelve Centn
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
sited April, 1850. lie Just ai
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
"Yes," said Jlmmie. "He got here
last Tuesday night."
"Whom does he look like, your fa?
ther or your mother?" asked the
"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
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?
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.
"Is there a probability of a report
on the tariff bill?" Mr. Culberson ask?
"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?
He then presented the record to
show this Impression to be unfound?
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?
"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?
In a brief executive session a large
number of the presidential nomina?
tions were confirmed, Including that
of Charles R. Crane, to be minister
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?
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
Alexander Rill Casus Belli?Measure
Prohibiting Sale of Near-Beer Fans
Into Flame Smouldering Fires of
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
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
BID AS HE WAS TOLD.
Gucwt at Seashore Hotel Followed In?
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
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?
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.
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
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
Mr. Richardson incloses a circular
which gives full particulars and is as
"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
'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
WOMAN ETERNAL SAVAGE.
Student of Monkeys Finds Her Still In
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
More Than (ienerous.
"I'd like to marry your daughter,
"I've got six; take all you want."
A STRANGE DISEASE.
DISEASE CALLED CHARBOK
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
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
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