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Coti' O ldattd Aur. 3, 1881.
'lie Just and Fear not-?bet all the ends Thou Alms't at be thy Country's, Ttiy God's uid Truth's."
IHK TRUE SOUTHRON, Established June*
Vol. XXXV. No. 13
????w iiKvr With Mail Cur on Kdr
Worked ?I ?Kngtnc? Din
ahUil Mt I'nlon Point.
Augusta. Oa., Oct. 5.?No. 28. Geor?
gia train, arrived at 1.40 thin morn?
ing *tth glaaaea broken in the pas?
senger coaches, but with the mall and
Pullman cars unharmed. The con?
ductor whs pulled off at Mthonl-i.
where the mob allowed him to k< i
back on the train.
At I>earlng he was again taken off
and flogged, his face showing brul.-es
and gashes.
Augusta, tea.. Oct. 4 ?So far there
has been nothing to indicate Imme?
diate eueres* of tho efforts of Dr. Nelll
t < bring the Georgia railroad strike
to arbitration. He has had three con?
ference* today with the railroad offi?
cials and the sane number with the
union offlcisls. What the probable
result wl'l be he say* he can not
Petit lot,s have been received by the
road fron Sparta and Thomson ask?
ing that every effort be made to oper?
ate trains, and plendglng the support
of the cltlsena la those pieces to
keep order.
The morning and midday passenger
trains, cixrylng mall, moved today
and no report has been made at the
general offices of Interruption. The
post office officials merely say that they
centinue to offer the regular mall dis?
patches and have no official knowl?
edge of any delays today. It Is known,
though, chat the government has
taken official cognisance of a mall
train being held up at Dearing last
A freight train which was started
out of Augusta this morning was hsld
up and, at the point of revolvers,
forced to take a siding and the
switches locked. It Is still there.
Bast and westbound passenger train"
were permitted to pans the point
without trotitfcle.
Passenger train No. 2ft. due to ar?
rive In Augusta i.t 10.10. eastern time,
wss held up at Dealing again tonight,
hut was not thrown Into the siding,
as was the same train last night.
The train wa* made up In Atlanta
with mafl car on the rear end In or?
der to prevent "cutting." and when
the eng neer was ordered to stop at
Dealing he was told he would be al?
lowed ti uncouple and "drill" out the
mall car, which could he brought on
through to Augusta. but no other
cara would be allowed to move.
Super.ntendent Urand euys he noti?
fied the train crew to "bring the
whole train or nothing' to Augusta.
At midnight th?y had brought noth?
ing, and the Indications are that the
train will remain tied up until day?
No shoot ->g has been reported at
I>earlng but the crew n No. 118 was
)e*?red at Oreensboro snd the con?
ductor hid In one of the can*. At
1'nlon Point about a don n sb? t? sfSjffl
fired at the train, but were evidently
directed in the air. since no ajasjgssj
were broken and nobody in.ur??d
Personal violence was not *tt?-mpted
at Dearing. the train was no Pi If
"held up" and the crew told not to
try lo move anything but the mall
Information from I'nlon Point by
telephone tonight is that the || en?
gin?? now I ri Hidings th? re an- en
tir?ly disabled by all the water hav?
ing been drawn from tenders ,md
hsnsflPI Thr fieight train operated
that f?r this afternoon was put into
a aiding and the rnhh.-r hOSS pipes
under the cars were cut.
People along the t'amack and
Maeon braneheM arc beginning to urge
no... no rit of food supplies.
to ii \ \ i f\ik ui \ l iii :h.
no **>a ??? V* ohtlier Hur. au Prediction
for the \\ . < k
Washington. Oct. ??Fair weather
and moderate temperature through
out the Kastern and Southern St it en
and th?? Pacific *lopt* are predicted f..r
th** coining week by the weather bu
reau The weekly bulletin sayy. h"w
e\?-r. that a disturb in< .? will appeal
In the Fai We-t Wednesday or Thurs?
day and be attended by unsettled
weather and rains, it will prevail over
the Middle West n?-ir the close of the
week. Following this dNturhince I
pronounced area of high baronuter
attended by colder weather will ap?
pear In the North*?.? ?t 1 iid>\ Of Sit
urday ami spread rapidly tgltWEPl
and southward There are no Indien
NMH ,f fh.? present lino- of | dts
mre In the Went Indies."
Strikebreakers Art? Floggeil and Forc?
ed to 'Uamr."?.Yikcn Sheriff
\Min:s AisslHtunce.
Augusta, (la., Oct. G.?A trolley car,
manned by four strikebreakers, was
attacked Just beyond North Augusta
about I o'clock this aflernon, all of
the men SOVOfOlf Hogged and one of
them shot In the hip.
When the crowd had taken the
strikebreakers off the car one of them
was rushed over to a clay pit, where
excavation bad Ken made and water
wan standing. Tbe man was made to
get down into the pit and "dance."
while a number of pistol shots were
fired over his h?-aU- Another )f the
men was taken to the edge if the
woods and dogged until his clothing
was torn to shreds.
Three of the strikebreakers are at
the city hospital suffering from se?
vere bruises and cuts.
Superintendent Stoflord went to
the spot, where the car was stoppet*,
and attempted to have it brought
back to Augusta. At the point of
pistols he was driven back to his au?
tomobile and told to "high baU"
which he did.
The cur is still standing in the line
and tbe people of that community
declare it is going to remain there
until the strike Is settled.
Sheriff Kabon of Alken county,
South Carolina, who Is In Augusta,
b.Lrt wired Oov. Blease saying that
the situation in Alken county is be?
yond his control and asking the gov?
ernor to "glvo me any assistance In
your power."
Telephonic communication with the
governor's office In Columbia tonight
Is that no order has been Issued for
troops In South Carolina and, so far
as was known, Oov. Blease has taken
no action In the matter of Sheriff
Rabon's request for aid.
Hutunret Is Transferred to Ham
wen and Pouche Stays In Colombia.
Charleston, Oct. 3.?Major Mlcah
J. Jenkins, collector of the South
Carolina internal revenue district,
until its consolidation with the
Kastern district of North Carolina a
few days ago, has accepted the posi?
tion of deputy, in charge of this dis?
trict, with Charleston, as his head?
quarters. Collector Wheeler Martin, of
the North Carolina district, endeavored
Ut place a? many of the officials of the
merged district as possible and Major
Jenkins decided to accept the tender
of the position at Charleston "nd here
he will now take up his work and
residence. He was accompanled to
Charleston this morning bf his fam
MoJOf Jenkins succeds 17? Bt Ham
met who is retained In the service and
agreeable to his wishes, will have
Harn well, which is his home, as his
headquarters. Deputy Pouche will
lemain in the Service with his head?
quarters ;it Columbia? Thors will be
a redtvlslon of the counties, apportion?
ed to the several deputies and Major
Jenkins was unab!e today to say just
what OOUntleS he would look after.
?OfpOOJM In t'alted State? Army Will
Instruct Militia.
Columble, Oot? 5.?Sergeant Joseph
Llebormann ??f lbs United States army
nai been ordered to report to Column
b|0 for further ??rtlers from W. W.
Moore, adjutant general of South Car
Ollna, Some t!m< ago the adjutant
g< n< ral applied to the war department
tor a noncommissioned officer for
detailed duty In South Carolina to In
itruct the Nation.i] Guard In matteri
of drill, making out reports and the
ears of equipment* The instructions
win be of great service to both lbs
officers and men of lh< organised
militia of this State.
Sofgeojit Llebermann was former*
13 in Company D, 17th Infantry, ata?
Honed at i ort Leavenworth, Kanaas,
He h i-i been transferred lo Company
m. 2nd Infantry, Hi Ii expected to
arrive In Columbia about October 10
Marriage License Record,
William i.ouis Turbevllle and Ad*
die Gibson, white, of Rumter, were b>
s o d ii marriage license Sunday,
Lteenoes wort aloe Issued to the fol?
lowing colored couples, David Mc
Coy and Mllllt Johnson of Clarendon
County, ind Bmeol Harlot *nd Ger?
Irude .lames of Stimter.
mmrn to amerisans.
HAM: been received.
Loos*! Men Dispersed itebci Force En
Route aad killed 13 of Fnemy.
?sjD Juan Del ur, Nie. Oct. G.?
Th town of Leon has surrendered
to the American forces. There is rea?
son to believe that no fighting occur?
red, but details of the surrender are
Thirteen arc Killed.
Washington, Oct. 6.?In their
march upon Leon, the lust stronghold
of the rebels, the American forces,
under Lieut. Col. Long, ousted a rebel
mob at Chichigalpa. killing 13 and
wounding many more. Five Ameri?
cans were slightly wounded. Chichi?
galpa is on the Nlcaraguan National
rail wry, midway between Leon and
In reporting the engagement to
the navy department today, Hear Ad?
miral Southerland said Lieut. Col.
Long and his command were trying
to take arms and dynamite bombs In
Chichigalpa last Friday morning,
when they were suddenly surround?
ed by a mob of rebels and their sym?
pathizers well armed with machetes
and rifles. Disregarding the orders
of their officers, several rebels fired
upon the Americans. The fire was
promptly returned, und, in addition
to killing 13 and wounding many
more, the Americans took four dyna- j
mite bombs, which, it Is believed,
were intended to be used against
Col. Long's command consisted of
about 1,000 marines and bluejackets
from the cruisers California and Colo?
rado and Denver. The capitulation
of Leon, the beleaguered town from
which reports of distress have been
coming over since the revolutionists
occuped It, complete Admiral South
erland s aggressive programme which
has been put through swiftly since
the surrender of Oen. Mena at Gran?
ada. With Granada fallen and Gen.
Mena, the moving spirit of the rev?
olution, deported to Panama, the ad?
miral and his forces returned to
Masaya, and it turns out that while
one section of tho American forces
was engaged in routing Zeledon and
his rebels from the hill* at Barranca,
Col. Long's command was already
lighting at Chichigalpa. hard upon
Leon. It is therefore believed here
the strength of the insurrection has
been dissipated with the capitulation
on such quick succession of the prin?
cipal rebel strongholds.
Confirmation of the reported sur?
render of Leon had not been received
here at a late hour tonight.
Regulations Are Promulgated by Sec?
retary <?f the Department?Are Far
I teaching.
Washington, Oct. 6.?Four bundled
Wireless equipped American ships.
nearly 100 commercial wir? less sta?
tions, mote stations connected e/lth
oolleges, school! and experimental
laboratories and several thousand
amateur wireless stations will be ef?
fected by regulations promulgated by
Atting Secretary Cable of the de?
partment of commerce and labor to?
day, to enforce the radlo-communica
tion aci beginning on December 13,
The set establishes a complete fed?
eral control system over radio-corn
Rtunlcation and requires licensing of
all wireless operators working across
st.it'- lines or In communication with
slops at sea, The department will ad?
minister the act through Inspectors at
New York. Bultlmore, New Orleans
and Sau Franciso, and additional In?
spectors Will be appointed within a
tew weeks for Boston, Chicago, Sa?
vannah, Seattle and Cleveland. Tin
Fnlted States has been divided Into
nine districts with headquarters In
those cities,
The circular embodying the regula?
tions announcing the eligibility of
women at operators and that appllca?
lions for licenses for ship stations
must be sent t.. the departments
radio inspi ctor at the porl of de
pa rl ure
Licenses for coast stations will be
issued by the nearest inspector or by
the commissioner of navigation at
Washington, examinations of would*
be operators will be held at the navy
yards, naval stations, the naval acad
emy, certain army posts and else
wh< re,
Amateur stations: are restricted in
wave length of tranamtttal to n >| ? \
ceedlng 100 metres, except on special
application to the department
Demonstration of Ditch Digging ami
Stump Watting to bo Given by Du
Pont Powder Company Experts
Here on October li?i?What This
Scientific Farming Means to the
Fanne*?Astonishing Results Ob?
tained by the New Method Where
ever Tried.
With the purpose in view* of teach?
ing the farmers of this section the
gentle arts of ditch digging and stumv>
?lasting sclentilically, the DuPont
Powder Company will on Thursday,
October 11th, have experts here to
impart their knowledge of farming
with high power exploshej
While this scion ;hc method tf
farming is not by any means new, in
nost sections it is yet in the experi?
mental stage, hence the experts are
?eing sent throughout the country to
teach the farmers how they them?
selves can obtain astonishing results
with the aid of dynamite. Such i
demonstration was made near here
about a year ago, but owing to the in?
accessibility of the place selected for
the experimerts, and the inclemency
of the weither, only a small crowd
availed themselves of the opportunity
offered them.
This time It Is hoped that a large
crowd Will be present where the ex?
periments are to take placu promptly
at the time appointed, and in fact it
was only by assuring the DuPont
Powder Company of a large crowd
of spectators that Mr. E. 8. Des
Champs, of the Sumter Hardware
Company, who with the Durant Hard?
ware Company, represent the DuPont
Interests here, succeeded in having
the experts return this year.
As to whether or not it will be
worth one's time to learn what the
gentlemen from the DuPont fuctcry
have to show, it might not be amiss
to quote from a few of the many vol?
untary testimonials received at the
DuPont factories during the past year
or two, A Maryland gentleman wait?
ed a fish pond, some 60 per cent Du?
Pont dynamite provided it for him,
a pond 40 x 100 feet, and two to five
feet deep. He says: "It cost to blast
$55, a contractor wanted $300 to do
From another letter:
"Professional blasting is the great?
est thing for sub-soiling I ever saw."
Just here it will be seen what a
great advantage ditching, blasting,
etc. by dynamite has over the labor
method* There is none of the incon?
venience due to having an insutli
( clent force of "hands," and the cost is
, reduced enormously.
In connection with their demon?
stration, the DuPont Company get out
many Interesting and attractive book?
lets, containing actual sxperiences of
I those who have tried the "dynamite
method," and numerous illustrations
point to the excellent results obtain?
It is doubtless only m question
of time before the farmer will be us?
ing a stick of dynamite Instead of two
lor three plows, or a hundred or so
?hovels, for the lame work is accom?
plished at much less cost.
The work of the men conducting
the experiments Is certainly worthy of
all praise and it is hoped by Mr. I ?es- ?
I Champs, who had some trouble In
Inducing them to return here, that a
large crowd will be present when the
demonstrations begin at the place of
I which will be named In tin- next day
or so,
Mrs. w. R. Lawrence Kill? d at West?
minster When she Leaps from Ve?
Westminster, net. 6, Mrs. W. It.
Lawrence was Instantly killed heir
this afternoon, when she leaped from
)i runaway team and suffered a brok?
en neck. Her husband and son. who
ilso jumped from the vehicle, were
1 uninjured.
] Mr. and -Mrs. w. it Lawrence were
returning to then- home south of
liiere after attending services at the
Baptist church here this morning.
< >n meeting ;)n automobil, and after
passing the car, the mules they were
driving became unmanageable and
bolted. When a line broke Mrs. I.iu
r?>nce jumped, as did her husband
and s..n.
The work on "The Imperial" will
probably commence again some time
this week after a laps.- ?.t several
weeks, owing to the lack ol material,
Tin- material i-; now expected at any
time and as soon us it arrives work
will ntat t up Again,
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'Independent Movement" idea Stress?
ed By Those in (barge. Constitu?
tion and Rules Were Adopted.
Columbia Oct. 5.?Under the lead?
ership of B. Sherwood Dunn of Aik
en, provisional national committee
man, the Progressive party was
launched In South Carolina yesterday
at a meeting held in a local hotel. The
meeting was attended by about 40
South Carolinians from all parts of
the State. The Progressives will put
out an electroal ticket In the Novem?
ber election, but will not have any
nominees for State offices in the race
against the Democrats and Socialists.
A Sta ^cretary, State treasurer
and seven members of the State exec?
utive committee were elected at the
meeting yesterday. The Progressive
party will carry on an active cam?
paign In South Carolina in the in?
terest of Theodore Roosevelt, their
candidate for president.
At the meeting yesterday Mr.
Dunn stressed the point that the Pro?
gressive party is an independent
"White man's" party, unatfillated with
either the Republican or Democratic.
The selection of a State c'hairman
and State vice chairman has been
postponed. The officers selected at
the meeting yesterday were: W. P.
Beard of Abbeville, editor of The
News-Scimitar, Secretary; L, W. C.
BlalOCk of Goldville, State treas?
urer; members of the State executive
committee?First congressional dis?
trict, W. P. Utsey; Second district,
Thomas Thomson; Third district, C.
E. Gray; Fouth district, R. A. Han
non; Fifth district, I. H. Norris; Sixth
district, C. R. Taber; Seventh district,
W. Boyd Evans.
Among those who attended the
meeting nt which the Progressive
party of South Carolina was started
were the following: E. E. Clemens,
Inman; G. W. Mudd, Columbia; A. D.
Palmer, Columbia; J. B. Odom, Bates
burg; W. A. Reckling, Columbia, T.
H. Wannamaker. Columbia; Dr. V. P.
Clayton. Sheldon; C. E. Gray. West
mnister; C. Ray, Inman; A. R. N. Fol?
ger, Seneca: W. W. Bruce, Columbia;
W. P. Beard. Abbeville; R. A. Han
pon, Spartanbirrg; L. Coin, Camden;
Law son D. Melton, Columbia; L. W. C.
Blalock, Goldville; W. Boyd Evans.
Columbia; Isaac H. Norris. Yorkville;
John Cantey, Camden; Ben H. Har
vln, Harvln; Dr. C. R. Taber, Dillon;
Thomas Thomson, North Augusta; S.
A. Murphy, Columbia; E. A. McGreg?
or, Batesburg; W. V. King, Columbia;
John McCravey. Columbia; H. A.
Simons. Columbia; J. Bihar!, Ridge
; wood; S. T. Westberry, Columbia.
I The meeting of the Progressive
was opened yesterday by a strong ad?
dress from B. Sherwood Dunn of
Alken, who declared that the party
had been formed to combat the in?
visible and insidious powers which
were robbing the people of their right
to rule. The movement against the
corruptlonists was dominated by a re?
ligious spirit which was bound to
I make the Progressiv e party a suc?
Dr. E. O. Watson, pastor of the
Washington Street Methodist church,
ottered the in oration after Mr. Dunn
closed his address,
W. P, Beard of Abbeville, ? hosen
temporary secretary and afterward
permanent State secretary, read the
credentials of i'.. Sherwood Dunn, pro?
visional national committeeman. from
Senator Dixon, chairman of the na?
tional executive committee of the
Progressive party.
Mr. Dunn told ot his conference in
New York with leaders of the Pro?
gressive party at which he insisted
that only white men should be affilia?
ted with the movement, Mr. Dunn
said that when he found that the Pro?
gressive headquarters were short of
campaign funds he informed Senator
luxen that the party in South Carolina
would rely upon i ontrlbutloni fr
individual members and not expect
any nnanc al assistance from >the na?
tional headquarters.
Cash contributions from the Pro?
gressives present at the meeting yes
terdny made up a campaign fund of
nearly $300.
The work "ti the Claremont Hotel
is getting on nicely now. Most of the
heating, lighting, gas, telephone and
other apparatus has been installed
and the men are \\? II on with the
work of tiling the rool The next
st. p will be plastering, it now looks
like the work will be completed in a
little more than n couple of months,
although it is extremely doubtful that
anybody save tin workmen will eat
Thanksgiving dlnm r In the budding.
Edward Gregory lfl Dead and Oliver
II. WatfOn is shot Through the
Lung und Has Little Chance to Re
Lancaster, Oct. 4.?Edward Greg?
ory is dead and Oliver h. Watson lies
dangerously wounded as t!ve result'of
a grudge of long standing. The dif?
ficulty occurred near Kershaw. this
county, today. It seems that Gregory
and Watson, both in buggies, met in
the public road and as they started
to pr.ss each other the buggy wheels
became locked and both commenced
shooting. Gregory was instantly kill?
ed, being shot through the head, and
Watson was shot in the left lung, and
hi3 physician states that he has little
chance of his recovery.
Gregory w* formerly a patrolman
on the Lancaster police force, and is
unmarried. He was about 25 years
Watson is a man of 50 years and
has a wife and six children.
Both are well-to-do citizens.
The tragedy is much deplored and
has been the sole topic of conversa?
tion in Kershaw today.
Young Spartan burg Man is Given Pre?
liminary Hearing on Charge of
Writing Threatening Letter.
Spartanburg, Oct. 4.?Frank L.
Zemp, assistant superintended of the
Southern Power company, was bound
over in $500 bail to await the action
of the grand jury in a charge of send?
ing a threatening letter, after a pre?
liminary investigation this afternoon
by Magistrate R. J. Gantt.
Mr. Zemp was also arrested on a
federal warrant, charging him with
using the mails for an improper pur?
pose. He furnished $400 bond for
his release, pending a hearing before
the United States commissioner, John
P.. Atkinson, Tuesday morning.
Mr. Zemp is accused of having sent
Mrs. Fmma G. Cash, a widow of Oak
wood avenue, a near neighbor and
former landlady of his, a letter pur?
porting to come from a black hand so
i ciety in which she was directed to put
J $150 in a cigarette box at the corner
of Main street and oak wood avenue
during the noon hour last Tuesday,
j Mrs. Cash notified Chief Moss P.
Hayes of the police department, and
by his instructions put scraps of pa?
per in the cigarette box. Policemen E.
S. HaCabee and W. S. Bryant in plain
clothes watched the place at the ap?
pointed time. They lay that Mr. Zemp
picked up the cigarette box and put
it in hi* pocket without looking at it.
They describe his actions as sus?
j This was the case presented against
Mr. Zemp at the, Investigate n. but
there was also presented as collateral
evidence a letter he was alleged to
i have written Mrs. Cash s yesr ago,
in which he said he understood she
was spreading a story about him. and
told her it was slander and that if
she did not make "satisfactory ar?
rangements" with him he would pros
ecute her.
American Road Conference to city
Agrees Thai Best Vieth? d* Ire
not Determined.
j Atlantic City, n. J . Oct ?.?The
American Road congress today dis
! cussed the destrueiix en ess of the
automobile and the use of asphalt
j binders trap rock and gravel for
I road construction and reached ? tad!
agreement that the economical and
? durable road I est qualified to meet
modern UraffU conditions yet t >
be determined from the experiments
now being coir.petltlvelj mad every
W here.
Highway Commissioner -j a. h.
Macdonald ol Connecticut referred
to the general outcry Against the de?
structive fori e f the automobile,"
and said the greatest destructive force
in the Tinted Btstes so far ss roads
were concerned w ? n?*t the automo?
bile but wrong ns iictl v..
it an audience of th.> overflowing
?Ise that attended the performance of
"Mutt and Jeff" Thursday ri^ht WSJ a
common occurrence there would be
an Imperative demand from the the?
atre going public tor better protei -
tlon against Rre than the opera house
now affords. The exits ar.- | ?! ?iirti
clently large nor la the arrangement
Mich as to facilitate the rapid clear?
ing of the house In case of emergency
This Is a matter that Cit> Council
ahould consider.

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