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WKHT HKVKRRLY DAMAGED BY TKKK1BLK OTOKM. Hundred* of Building* Wrecked And Many V casein Swept Away?Kati eented That the I Mintage Will Ex eejed Two Million Dollar*. Key W?it, Fla.. Oct. 11.?A* a rs Uault of \ha hurricane which struck the southern coast of Florida this morning. Kay West tonight Is a mass of wreckage and the damage to prop? erty I* estimated at $2.000.000. Martial law was ,roclaimsd by the mayor at 4 o'clock and the Key West guards are patrolling the city. ?The United States government has aeon asked to dispatch troops here without delay, to a*slat In patrolling the storm-swept area. Chaos reigns on every hand and few people remain In their home*, hun? dred* of which have either been to? tally wrecked or damaged. It Is im tfceealbl* at this hour to say whether there ha* been lose of life, but It Is feared many live* have ben claimed aleag the coast. tt Is known that many have receiv? ed shore or lea* serious Injury and re? port* are current that sevral Ivea (here been lost, but those have not been verified The ttbrm reached Its height at 1 eViock this afternoon, when the wind reached an estimated veloolty of 100 anile* an hour. There was a hard, steady blow from ? a, m. to I p. m., when the wind be? gan to die down and by 4 o clock the centre of the hurricane had passed tht* point. While the hurricane is the worst that Key Weat haa ever experienced, tavthe local weather observer announced tonight that the indications are that the eatlre east coast of Florida will suffer ?errlbly tonight. Of 100 local vessel* In the harbor thl* morning but five remain at an? chor, the others having either gone to sea or been washed up on the Kaches The streets along the water ?at are a mam of wreckage. Brick as well a* frame buildings throughout the city suffered alike from the fury of the heavy wind andj many mlraculoua escape* from death er serious Injury have been reported. frA Beeide? the several score of reul ^Unce* either totally wrecked or blown from their pillars, nine fac? tories were partially destroyed. In? cluding the Habana-American, Marti? ne*, Nlcholaa. Rua Ix>pes. Manuel Lo? pa? Fleltas Torrla. Cortes and Wolf aJbpmr manufactories. No, 1 and No. I engine house* of the city fire department were destroy? ed, the firemen narrowly escaping, and several of the horse* were killed* Th* top of the First National Bank was blown off, the poatofflce damaged ^W?d (wo running gears of the govern? ment coaling station wrere wrecked. ?very telephone and electric light p>le on Duval street, the principal thoroughfare of the city, was blown down. A* soon a* the wind had subsided bAptundering began. The city police faro* was unable to cope with the sit? uation and the mayor decided to take stringent measures to ruppree* the looting, his proclamation of martial mw resulting Almost every nationality la repre? sented among the city'* population of ^hvore than 10.000, about half of whom are employed In the cigar manufac? tories, sponge fisheries and salvage coenpanlea BIG BLOW 8TRDXKJ* CUBA. k^Vcsone Going 1?) Mile* Per Hour Doe* Great Immagc. Havana Oct. 11.?The most serious cyolone since the big blow of October IT. ltOI. struck Cuba early this a iporning. causing extensive devasta? tion through the whole western por? tion of the Island. In the city of Havana many minor buildings were blown down or unroofed; almost all the tree* were uprooted and five per? sona were killed, one by an electric J wire and the othera by falling bulld Imo About 16 persons were Injured. The greatest damage was done in the harbor, where forty or fifty light? er*,, launches and small tugs were either sunk or blown ashore. At Casa Bianca great anxiety was felt through? ly '?ut the city for the safety of i h?? * Ward Liner Morro Castle, from Neu Tork. and the Pia* t Line steamer Mi? ami, from Key West. Both of the** steamer, however, arrived safely at 6:30 thi? afternoon, having kept off ahore for hours awaiting an ao.it?? ment of the storm. ^ The t'?t.il damit?'? in H i . an ? and ? vicinity Is estimated at ll.oo.ono Th? greatest Individual Iomm baabooaaaUS? ?d by the deetructlon of half tlx ? ii elevator conveyors of the 11 a v a u t Coal Company at Casa Blanoa. esti? mated at $200.000. it win be aoaaihls to raise the greater number of th.? wrecked lighters and other craft. ?The pleasant purgatlv.? effect ex? perienced by all who iis?- <'hamb??r laln's Ptomach and Liver Tablets, and the healthy condition of the body and mind which they create, makea one feel joyful. Hold by W. W. Sibert. SUPREME COURT CONVENE*. Two of the Justice? Absent on Ac? count of Illness. Washington. Oct. 11.?After a re? cess of more than four months, and with only Chief Justice Fuller and Justices Harlan, Brewer, White, Holmes, McKenna and Duy present, the Supreme Court of the United States today began the regular term for the next twelve months. Justices Peckham and Moody were both ab? sent on account of Illness, reducing the court to unusually small propor? tion*. Ordinarily the court devotes the Mrst day of its sitting to a cill of state upon the president, but the absence of that high official rendering this pro? cedure Impracticable, business was proceeded with as far as possible. Many Important Cases on Docket. Washington, Oct. 12.?Twenty-one cases to which Uncle Sam is a party are on the calendar of the United Vtatea Supreme Court for today. All ?.fill not be heard today, but it la ex? pected that they will be taken up and ?vrgued in their order. The moat important case put down ."T ,'rgument la that of the American Tobacco Company, brought on behalf of the Federal government to declare the company an unlawful combina? tion or trust In rettralt of trade and | to dissolve It. The case will be argued on behalf of the government by At? torney General Wickerrham and Spe? cial United Statoe Attorney McRey nolda. Another important case la that of the Interstate Commerce Commission against Stickney et al, which Involves the validity of a ruling of the Inter? state Commerce Commlasion limiting the charge for transportation of cat tie over all the roads out of Chicago. On complaint and hearing the com? mission decided to cut the rate in half and the carriers resisted and took the case Into the courts. There is a very wide Interest In the outcome of this case among the carriers and on the part of the cattle growers' asso? ciations of the Western States. A case In which the government suffered a reverse In the lower courts and which is to be heard on appeal in the Supreme Court Is that of the Uni? ted States against the Union Supply Company. It Is to settle the ques? tion whether the statutes requiring dealers In oleomargerlne to make re )orts applies to corporations as well is to Individual dealers. The Federal court In New Jersey held that It did not apply to corporations, but th* government contends that It does and Lloyd W. Bowers. Sollcltor-Qeneral of the United States, will appear and make the argument for the govern? ment's contention. Another case that is attracting wide attention Involves the question wheth? er the alien contract labor law allows the Indictment of offenders or merely imposes a debt penalty. Thte ques? tion will come before the Court of Appeal from the United States Court for" the District of Massachusetts. Other cases In which the government will appear as a party involve the1 title to many millions of acres of In-i dlan lands of the Chocktaw and Chick - asaw nations. The Hinkle and Price'! cotton leak case*, which Involve the right of the government to have the defendants removed from New York to the District of Columbia for trial under indictments found here, wil' also be heard early In the term. CONVICT LEAPS FROM TRACK. Handcuffed Negro In Route to Ral? eigh Prom New York Escape*. Tivoli, N. Y.. Oct. It.?Edward Da? vis, alias King, a negro convict. Jump? ed from a New YoTk Central express train, near here today and disappear? ed. He was discharged from Dan nemora yesterday and was being tak? en by a warden to a North Carolina prison, from which he had escaped. The train had slowed down, and King, notwithstanding that he was hand? cuffed. Jumped from a platform of a sleeping car. He rolled over and ov? er, but regained his feet and disap? peared in the fog. The warden Jump? ed after him. but was" too badly cut and bruised to give pursuit. King escaped from the State prison at Italelgh, N. C, six years ago, while awaiting trial for murder. He was afterwards arrested In Brooklyn, cnd sent to Dannemora for five years. WANT POLE DISPUTE SETTLED. Vutlotial <.cographlc Society to Ask IIoiiihcii to Name Arbitrators. Washington. Oct. 11.- The Na ttoau? I iewgraphlcal Society. In re ?poaaf to a proposal from the Peary Arctic Club, today adopted a resolu? tion agreeing to Join the American ?riphical Society and the Amcrl I an Muslim of National History In i ? owning Dr. Ira Hemsen, president fa the National Academy of Sciences, to appoint i committee to examine I report on the Arctic records, obser? vations and data of Commander Hobt. I Ptari and Dr. Frederick A. Cook. Where are the busted trusts of the yesterday years? ?i Washington Herald. CURTAILMENT RECOMMENDED Executive Committee State Manufac? turers' AKioclatilon MeeU at Green? ville. Greenville, Oct. 11.?The executive committee of the South Carolina Cot? ton Manufacturers' Association held t meeting here today, and discussed stveral matters of importance to the Industry, especially mutual insurance and organization of a Southern mill mutual insurance company. The committee also urged that cot? ton buyers discontinue the praotice of buying cotton at gins, and let the oot ton come to the regular markets. A resolution also was adopted approv? ing the action taken at the meeting In Charlotte Friday by the Manufac? turers' Association looking to curtail? ment. Committees were appointed to communicate with the mills in regard to carrying out the curtailment agree? ment. A resolution was passed objecting to the extra amount of bagging now being put on bales by some ginners in violation of the State law as to tare and In violation of the rules of the Cotton Buyers' Association, which limits the amount of tare to 20 pounds for soft cotton, and 24 pounds for compressed cotton to the bale. - CHINA BITTER AGAINST JAPAN, Inflamatory Circular* Lamed, Urg? ing Boycotting of Lauer Country. Tokio, October 11.?Oopiee ot cir? culars, issued in North Ohdna by a body of Chinese calling themselves the "Popular Association of Three Eastern Provinces," and spreal broad? cast among Chinese of the lower classes, have created something of a sedation upon their receipt in Japan. The circulars contain inflammatory statements against the Japenese. They bear upon what is called the weakness of poor China and "the in? sulting aggression of Japan." Assertions are made that Japan has devasted the arable lands of North China, has enslaved laborers along the line of the Antung-Mukden Railroad; that Japanese officials have beaten the men, insulted the women and terrorised the people. The circulars point that the weak? ness of China In a military sense makes it impossible for her to reaent this treatment except by a boycot, and call upon the people of China generally to refuse all dealings with the Japanese, All students and per? sons who value freedom are called upon to propagate the dectrines of the association. Falling in this, they are threatened with vengenance and even death. The document concludes with the request that Chinese vehicles, vessels and railroads refuse to carry Japan? ese goods. An endless chain Is sought in the request that patroitlc citizens into whose hands the circular may fall shall have ,them reprinted and scat? tered broadcast, until Japan Is com? pletely shut out from all commercial I communication with China. Efforts are being made to prevent' the spreading of their contents among' Japanese of the ignorant olasa, he cause of the danger of arousing feel- I lng at this time. Meanwhile there Is reason to believe that Japan has called or will immediately call the attention of the Chinee authorities to the illegality of the boycott propa? ganda, demanding that the circulars be outlawed as illegal documents and, that the "Popular Association of the Three Eastern Provinces" be dis? ciplined. PELLAGRA CONFERENCE PLAN? NED. Meeting National in its Scope to lie Held at Columbia. Columbia, Oct. 11.?When Dr. Wil? liams, Dr. Babcock and Dr. Watson started on the movement of having a conference here during Fair Week, to discuss pellagra, it was thought that the scope should be local. The idea was to have physicians from all paTts of the State come during Fair Week to discuss the newly lndentifled .disease. The demand soon came for a conference of wider scope and the idea grew until now it is a full size national gathering. Fair Week is perhaps a bad time for such a gath? ering, but it has been called for that time. R< HIRED THE DISPENSARY. Two White Man and Three NegTOCS Arrested at iioiiyhiii. As the result of the investigations made throuuh a High Point, N. (\. de tectWe agency, tWO white men, Dis? penser J. H. Martin and Steven Hoy kin, ami three negroes. James Jami? son, C, C? Sweat and Fred Edwards, are in arrest at Hollyhill for robbing the Hollyhill dispensary of $600 worth of boote ob the 7th of last month charged with burglary anil grand larceny, They were granted I ball <?f $1,000 each. ?Chamberlain s Cough Remedy has become famous for Its cures of ' coughs, colds, croup and Influenae. Try it when in need. It contains no harmful substance and always gives prompt relief. Sold by W. W. Si? beria POLAR BEARS TO DRAW SLEDGES Danish Explorer to Use Bruin as Draft Animal, Instead of Eskimo Dog. Hamburg, Oct. 10.?Capt. Ronald Amundsen, the well-known Danish explorer, who Is about to start on a Polar expedition, has decided to try a remarkable innovation in the use j of draught animals for polar travel He will endeavor to make polar bear draw his sledges. Some time ago Capt. Amundsen made a contract with Carl Uagen back, the famous animal trainer, for twenty ice bears 3 year's old. Hagen beck's men have been industriously at work for a month training the bears. The animals will be shipped to Chris? tiana this week, where they will be taken on board Capt. Amundsen's ship. FIRE THREATENED COLUMBIA. Automobile Garage and Old Carolina Hall Burned. Columbia, Oct. 11.?The business section of Columbia was threatened for a time early today as the result of a fire unknown origin, destroying the Carolina Garage and the old Caro? lina Hall, tbcated on Hampton ave? nue, in the rear of the Main street business houiee. The estimated loss Is between $12, 000 and $15,600.. Two houses, the property of the. Southern Express Company, were burned. Five or six automobiles of various sizes were in the garage at the time and were de? stroyed. There was no insurance on the automobiles. No one was Injur? ed. The entire Columbia Are depart? ment was called out and did excellent work in confining the flames to the two structures. CAROLINA AGENCY CASE PUT OFF. Hearing Set for Yesterday Postponed Several Days. Columbia, Oct. 11.?The Carolina Agency hearing before Judge Mem minger for the officers and agents of the Carolina Agency to show cause why a receiver should not be appoint? ed for the agency has been postponed until Friday, or very probably next week. The hearing was to have been field today before Judge Memmlnger. The attorneys for the defendants made the request of the attorneys for the plaintiffs that the hearing he post? poned, as they had not had sufficient time to prepare their argument. The plalntlfTs attorneys agreed to the postponement and it wacs so ordered by Judge Memminger. RECORD CORN YIELD. Orangeburg Farmer Raises 100 Bushels on the Acre. It loofcs as if Mr. John W. Gram ling, one of the up-to-date farmers of the county, who resides in the Mid dlepen section, will take the cake for the largest yield of corn on one acre, says the Orangeburg Sun. Mr. Gramltng has Just had the corn and the field measured by Messrs. George E. Stroman and Robert S. Conrior, and the production on one acne is 106 2-3 bushels, and 160 bush? els to an acre and a half. The entire field will average a frac? tion more than two ears to the stalk. Owe stalk grew two "suckers," and on the main stalk and on each sucker there were two fine ears. The two suckers grew to the same height as the main stalk?and all from one grain of corn. Another stalk grew to the "height of 17 feet and had three oars on it. Unfortunately Mr. Gramling did not get into the County Union corn con? test or the State contest, but he says that next year he is going into all of them, and believes he can increase the production over this year, as he has learned some things from experi? ence. Just now Mr. Gramling's friends are wondering if there is any oth^r farmer in the county who can beat his record this year. ?Hoarseness in a child subject to croup is a sure indication of the ap? proach of the disease. If Chamber? lain's Cough Remedy is given at once or even after the croupy cough hat appeared, it will prevent the attack. Contains no poison. Sold by W. W. Slbert. Then at last, will the imperfections of others no longer seem of Import? ance to you. for they will not longer be able to wound your vanity, selfish? ness and Ignorance; im perfection! that is, which have ceased to re?em^ hie your own. For it is the evil which lies in ourselves that l? eveT^iess? tol? erant of the evil that dwells in Oth? ers.?Maeterlinck. ?It is in time of sudden mishap or accident that Chamberlaln'a Linjment can be rolled unon to take the place of the family doctor, who cannot al? ways be found at the moment. Then It Is that Chamberlain's Liniment Is nevor found wanting. ki cases of sprains, cuts, wounds ,and bruises Chamberlain's Liniment takes Out the soreness and drives away the pain. Sold by W. W. Slbert. ROOTER OF CASES. For Court of Common Plea*. The Sumter Bar Association met at the office of the Clerk of Court under the call of Chairman R. D. Lee, Esq., and prepared the following roster of cases to be tried at the October term of court: MONDAY 25TH. 3. Leah Hunter et al vs. Alfred Jwen et al. L. D. Jennings; Lee & Moise. 9. Joseph Howard vs. A. C. L. R. R. Co. L. D. Jennings; P. A. Willcox, Mark Reynolds. IL Edwin Wilson vs. H. J. Harby administrator of Estate N. A. Barnes. J. H. Clifton; Lee & Moise. TUESDAY 26TH. 12. G. A . Guignard vs. First Bap? tist Church. D. W. Robinson, A. B. Stuckey; Lee & Moise. 17.. Daisy Simpson vs. S*. B. Simp? son, F. R. Simpson. M. Reynolds; D. D. Moise. 20. Myers & Gaillard vs. Sou. Ry. Co. L D. Jennir.^s; E. M. Thomson, Mark Reynolds. WEDNESDAY 27TH. 23. Jos. B. Player et al vs. Henry Weinberg, et al. J. H. Clifton; Lee A Moise. 24. C. L. McLeod, W. S. Poole vs. F. M. Dwlghi. L D. Jennings; Lee & Moise. 25. Ada Tennant vs. Northwestern R. R. L. D. Jennings; Lee & Moise. THURSDAY 28TH. 2?. W. D. Scarborough vs. H. W. R. R. Co. T. B. Fr?ser; Lee & Moise. 27. Ferdinand Lev! and Lilly M. Levi vs. Sou. Ry. Co. Lee A Moise; E. M. Thomson, Mark Reynolds. 28. W. L Saunders vs. Sou. Ry. Co. Lee & Mob-c; E. M. Thomson. Mark Reynolds. ? FRIDAY 29TH. 30. Jas. C. Spann vb. W. T. Mc Invallle. L> D. Jennings; H. C. Haynsworth. 31. - Margaret G. Lenolr vs. Sou. Ry. Co. L. D. Jennings; E. M. Thorn ?Olli M. Reynolds. 33. T. B. Reynolds vs. R. L. Arrants. C. Capers Smith; L. D. Jennings. 34. MaUnda L. Levan vs. A. C. L. R. R. Co. L, D. Jennings; P. A. Willcox, M Reynolds. SATURDAY SOTH. 35. R. I. Manning and G. A. Lem mon, Trustees, vs. Brown & Jones, l^ee & Moise; L. D. Jennings. MONDAY, NOV. 1ST. 36. First National Bank vs. J. L. Alnutt. Lee & Moise; J. H. Clifton. 38. Booth Live Stock Co. vs. J. M. Reasonover. D. D. Moise; Hayns? worth & Haynsworth. 39. Emma Jamison vs. S. R. Chandler. J. H. Clifton; L. D. Jen? nings. ? 40. Jas. Barrett vs. Cannie Stukes. A. B. Stuckey; R. O. Purdy. TUESDAY 2ND. 41. Saphronla Jackson vs. Inde? pendent Order of Knights cf Wise Men. R. Donler Lee; M. J. Freder? ick. 42. Griffin & McLeod Mer. Co. v3? A. C. L. R. R. Co. T. G. McLeod; P. A. Willcox. Mark Reynolds. 43. Building & Supply Co. vs. C E. Jones. D. D. Moise; L. D. Jen? nings. WEDNESDAY 3RD. 44. Rosa G. Jackson vs. Sou. Rv. Co. L. D. Jennings; E. M. Thorns )n. M. Reynolds. 45. E. A. Jackson vs. Sou. Ry. Co. L. D. Jennings; E. M. Thomson, M. Reynolds. 46. Arthur M. Lowry vs. Betts Lumber Co. L. D. Jennings: C. L. Cuttino, T. B. Fr?ser. THURSDAY 4TH. 47. S. B. Griffith vs. Betts Lum? ber Co. L. D. Jennings; C. L Cut tino, T. B. Fr?ser. 49. Lillle Delgar Dorn vs. Pull? man Palace Car Co. and Sou. Ry. Co. Lee.& Moise; E. M. Thomson, J. T. Barron, R. O. Purdy. 50. W. R. Gardner vs. A. C. L. R.R. Co. Lee & Moise; P. A. Will? cox, Mark Reynolds. FRIDAY 5TH. 51. S. R. Mahoney et al vs. R. M. Edens. McLaughlin & Tatum, P. A. Murray. Jr., C. J. Colclock, Purdy & Bland. Resolved, That no cause shall lose hits position on the calendar by rea son of the same not being reached and called for trial on the day as? signed, but such cause shall stand in regular order to be callel for trial when the same is reached in due course. Resolved, That the presiding JuYlge be requested to devote the 4ih week of the fall term of court for Sumter to the hearing of cases not requiring the intervention of a jury. William Springer. white. and Jourdon Black, colored, engaged in a duel with shot guns, near Charleston. Both were wounded. ? ? . Consider, also, pemmlcan. it does not require any bonsoate ?of soda to keep it in the climate- where it is most in vogue. ? Indianapolis News, ???????(, Judge Gaynor probably wishes he could forget having -said, he^ would sooner play golf with- the de.vR than with Croker.?Boston Herald.,.. 1> KEY WEHT IN RUINS. Over 500 Houses Destroyed by Stenn And More Than 100 Ships Wrecked ?Seven Churches Also J* ? u*> Key West. Oct. 12 ?Half Ihr ?ity is practically in ruins. Over (ft r.euses have been destroyed and more than 100 ships wrecked as a resell ?1 the hurricane which swept this ?ily yes? terday afternoon. SevVn churches and nine of the largest cftgai factor? ies in the South also were destroyed. Thousands of men are now at werk clearing up the streets nude? the di? rection of Mayor, Fogarty. One - death is, reported. rhat of Frank Cray, a photographer: ' ' Today hundreds of homeless were roaming the streets. Fortunately the weather is bright and ' warm, and there is little physical suffering. The war department has instructed the commandant of the coast artillery companies stationed here to aid the city authorities in every way possible and tents and bedding will he distrib? uted by the soldiers. At this time no estimate earn be given of the financial loss caused by the storm, but it Is believed it will be between $2,000,000 and $a,6*Mt0. It will be weeks, and in sonne In? stances months, before the big tebec co factories will be able to resume operations and business generally will be at a standstill for at least several days. FOREST WORK AT B1LTMORE. Investigations on VanderbiH Estate Considered Important. Washington, Oct. It.?In peint of variety and scope the fores* work done on the Riltmore estate, tn Kerth Carolina, is remarkable. The terests. Which cover 130,000 acres, are made profitable by-the production ?f vari? ous forms of material. Four million feet of lumber, s\WCr cords of tannic-acid wood and Atel, a thousand cords of tan bar Mi and several hundred cords vt pulp wood are cut every year. At the same time, the forest, through wise management. Is bettered and is steadily increasing in value. Workmen employed along the boundaries of the forest do duty as fire guards: Thus fire protection is secured at least throughout all the accessible parts of the tract In connection with all lumbering operations , permanent logging reads are built. These minimize the pres? ent cost of transportation, and will greatly reduce the cost of marireting future crops. Thus the extension of the roads is steadily adding to the In? vestment value of the forest. More? over; they serve also as a Network of fire lines. Forest planting is prac? ticed where fire will not threaten its success. The experimental work in silvacul ture, which is done at Biltmere, is certain to make important additions to the science and practice of fores? try. Time passes like the tuguese. wind.?Por "What's k. i It When you refer to pianos, there's a great deal in the name. The Stieff Piano has become a synonym for merit, and the name is a sufficient guarantee on which to pur? chase. If you will get acquainted with the manufacturer of the Artistic Stieff, note its quality, tone, workmanship and dura? bility, v hen you buy, yours will be a Chas. M. Stieff Piano. Chas. M. Stieff, Manufac turer of tlx* Artistic Stieff, Shaw and j, Stieff Self-player Pianos. Southern Wareroom .% West Trade St. Charlotte, - N. C. C. H. W1LMOVTH. Manager (Mention this paper>)