+ VOL'u. XXI MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 96____ N.4 MANY DEAD. Ten Thousand Die in Hong Kong by the Typhoon. MAlY SHIPS A.E LOST They Ran Down One Another in Trying to Escape, and Bodies of Seaman Battered Against Stone Walls Within Sight of the Shore. A dispatch frcm Victoria, B. C., says ten thousand lives were blotted out, seventeen steamers and sailing vessels were wrecked or badly damaged, a thousand junks were swamped, turned over or battered to pieces against the ,stone walls of Praya, 80 per ceit of the lighters, launches, yachts, houseboats and small native craft entirely destroyed, many wharves wrecked and many damaged, was the result of a typhoon lasting but two hours at Hong Kong on Sep- I tember 18, according to advices brought by the steamer Empress of Japan, one of few vessels to escape the disaster, which arrived Thursday. Kowloon sustained the heaviest loss,. but all sections of Hong Kong and Hinterland suffered. There were 24 Europeans among the killed, the others were Chinese mostly and junk population. 0n the approach of the typhoon junkmen skurried for shelter, colliding with each other, cutting down yachts, houseboats, etc., striving through the driving rain to reach the Causeway bay. Thousands were soon thrown into the sea, lashed to a fury, with waves 20 and 30 feet high. The wind blow the junks around and sent them swirling and twisting to be dashed to pieces against the Praya, where hundreds of junks were dashed to matcha wood ana the mangled bodies of the crews battered against the stone walls within sight of those on shore powerless to lend aid. The storm ceased as quickly as it began. The sun shone then on scene of unparalled destruction in Hong Kong. This typhoon exceeded all others experienced there in severi-. ty. BISHOP ON EACE PROBLXB. Writes Ljetter to Atlanta Consitution Making Wise Suggestions. Bishop W. W. Duncan of Spartan- t burg has written the following letter to the Atlanta Constitution. Late experiences make it imperative that v I say just a word on the subjset of I mob law: First, I think we have been Indiscreet In our uttierances and publiaa- ~ tions about educational and social 1 questions affecting the negro. We have said and written too much nn til our people as well as the negro have become irritat d and excited ' beyo- d the point of control. The ~ negro I think, is naturally disposed ~ to be peaceable, docile and red eo keep in mind his proper place among his white friends. Ginerally, he Is,' not resentful when kindly and pat- I lently dealt with. We too often I forget his changed relations from 1 the days of 1865. j Secondly, the better class of white ~ people and negroes have the solution e in their own hands. There must be - a proper regard for the rights of both ~ classes. I fell assureed that the wise- ~ and thoughtful negroes under the Infinence of the better class of whities, ' will restrain the passions and evil dispositions of the former and secure C that judicious treatment of all classes ~ so much desired. I depreate vey -1 much any species of conduct which i appeals to brute force, a a remedy for all the evils growing out of racial differences. Thirdly, moraliconsideration should control the superior race and those1 professing to be influenced and guided by the spirit of Christ, so the better class of negroes must be felt In their influence over tihe lower class of negroes, who are guilty of crimes so1 abhorrent to the whites. Your editorial on "The Fast asa Problem Solver," I regard as admirable in most respects. I trust :tihat the ct~unuels of our law-abiding ;eople and Cuirsstian men and women may secure peace and quiet, and give to us that Christian civilization so greatly to be desired among all classes. Steamer Has Sanled. Mr. Herbert, of the State immigration department Thursday night received a cablegranu announcing the saillng of the Wittekind, with nearly 500 imilgrants. The cablegram follows: "Brement, October 18.-Herbert, Columbia, S. C. Sailed successfully noon. One hundred and sixty-eight Belgians. Four hundred and eightytwo altogether, including Austrians, Germans and others. Watson." 10 is presumed that Mr. Watson Is coming on a faster vessel and will be here in time to re ceive the Wittekind in Charleston's broad waters on November 3. K- pt His Word. At Asheville, N. C., C. W, B.enjamio, aged 30. formerly or 'Wellsboro, Pas., castier cf the Ashevifle branch of the Armour packing Company, shot himnsedX ltirough tne hiesr. in the Y. M. C. A. dormatory, after tellmng several ieais iie jaand ,u kill himself. His body was found by his roommate, 2~a & !3t 'cloct Wednesday night. The deceasea came to this city frem Lnoxvllle about a year ago, and hau previovus 1. thanimle ~I"m i risto. Tenn4 True .1m1 &' cuno. The graita jurxy of Durohester has retnind a tz.tu Ull aganst former SherfftI Lirh.uT, charging him with malfeasence In cifice in permitting a negro prisoner in his charge , be dk en from him and lynched. VUQMUIfII FJGURES-4 IF SO-CALLED PROHIBITION REALLY PROHrSITS. The itstistics Gathered by the Census Officials Does rot Show It. Bulletin 45 Is Just out of the census bureau. It contains statiatics of cities with from 8,000 to 25.000 inhabitants. Bulletin 45 is a continuation of bulletin 20, published a little while ago and containing statistics of clties or over 25,000 inhabitants. Among other things these bulletins show the number of licensed saloons and the anumber of arrests for various causes In the year 1903. An official of the census bureau, who has a special predilection for ex. 1 &mining ard comparing statistical !gures for all sorts of purposes, has r made careful computations and com- i parisons, to find out how, judging e rom the number of arrests, the largr or smaller number of saloons affect 1runkeness. He has discovered the v tartling fact that a reduction of the v iumber of saloons has not, as is gener- c ,ly.supposed, the t ff3t of decreasiung, i )ut rather that of increasing, drunk - mess. - C In his computations he takes the a rrests for drunkeness and disturb- Z 6nce of the peace together. f)r in t olice stations drunkards arj fre Luently slated for disturbance of the eace and not for drunkeness and e isturbers of the peace are as a rule I lrnk. He says the number of arrests Is t tot an absolutely safe guide in all a ases for the general state of sobei- t: ess or inebriety, for in one city the 11 clice may be careless or lenient in uch cases, while In another it may be p aore watchful and strict. It may be also considered, he says, V hat the number of saloons is not the lb nly influencing factor. It makes a ifference whether a place is an Inland own, or a seaport, or a river-town, or Ituated on a lake; whether it is a 0 ommercial or an industrial town; r rhether it has much of a foreign pop- a; latloq or not, and if It has, which it ' a, or which is predominating. la These differences, he says, probably IC ecount for the deviations from the P le, which otherwise show, however, e bat the larger the number of licen- v ed saloons the smaller the number of A ests for drunkenness and disturb al nee of the peace, and the smaller the 01 Lumher of the former, the larger the 1. Lumber of the latter. al So, for instance, of the 21 cities of tK ,000 inhabitants, Bockland, Maine, Vl eads the list without any saloons. b iut shows 385 arrests, and Waterawn, Wis., closes the list with 58 a ioons, but only 91 arrests. at Of the 13 cities with 25,000 inhabi- ti nts, Qulnov, Mass., heads the liss s! th no saloons, but 531 arrests, and fit [amilton, 0., with 155 saloons, but li 2y about the same number of ar =ts (596) closes Is; Hoboken, N. J., cl as only 255 arrests, although 138 sa- w ons. a] Of the 12 cIties of between 50,000 o d 60,000 inhabitants, Porrsland. ei ane, heads the list with no lican- p; d saloons and 2.189 arrests, an le Jzabeth, N. J., closes It wlisi 237 or loons, but only 1 127 arrests; Yons- te e, N. Y., wIth 187 saloons, had only 9 arrests, tut Charleston, S. C.. ti with Its state dispensary had 1.608. pi d Harrisburg, Pa., -eith saloons, s. ad 1,786 arrests. Te list of the ten cities with about ti 0,000 InhabItants opens with Fall ct ~iver, Mass., without saloons, but 2,- ir 3 arrests from drunkenness and dis- he rbance of the peace; next comnes le owell, Mass., wIth 91 saloons and 2,- w 4 arrest!; It c'4oses with Memphis, o: enn., having 594 saloons, but only t' ,967 arrests. i At the head of the list of the fiva V] ties with about 200,000 Inhabitants et tands MInneapolis, with only 381 sa ons and 2,876 arrests, and at Its foot 03 tands Jersey City with 1,031. saloons al d 3,462 arrests. al Fgurng out some percentages, he ai ound that in all the cities, witha a iopulaton-irom 8,000 to 25,000, con- v ained In Bulletin 45, taken together the three prohibision stat~s. Iowa, b ana and Maine, the number of ar- vi eats for the two causes mentioned as for each one thousand inhabi at ant 32.60; 22.25; 25.71 respectively, a rhile the figures for Illinois, Indiana a d New Jersey, three lcense states, fa rere respectivly 25-83, 19.30 and 13.- b Asked for the reasons that produ:- el Ld these astonishing effects, quite con- 0 rary to popular opinion, the cofficial aid that he has not particularly In r estgated them, but he thought t-hat ? here is probably more home-tippling I where there is a want of convenient a Irinking places, and that blinad tigers, t ruggists and boot-.leggers in prohibilon .localities find It less dangercua t nd more profitable to sell whiskey han beer or wine. A Boodo Carve. The Columbla Bacord says the o ore superstitious local railrorad men ire beginningr to think there's a hcoio about McMaster's fill; the sharp ittle reverse curve two miles northa f Winnsboro, where the disastrous : wreck of Sunday occurred. The derrick repaiing the damage turned tur-: ie and hurt two men Tuesday, and Wednesday It turned over again. This time It blocked the track and delayed trains for several hours. Wirtha sie death last night of Hanry G.zs. Ib colored firanan, the wrck chu~med its fourth victim. PresUint's Symp athy, Pesident Boosevelia senai out the fo-owing teleram himself over the death of Mzs. Jao Davis: 'Pray accept the most sincere sympathy of Mrs. R-'velt and myself." The presidens and Mrs. Roosevelt also sent flowers for the funeral of Mrs. Davis. Four Kiwed. Four uers'o'a are dead andi sevm " others are missing as the result of a . gasoline expli..k i Lihe 4oinerdingi Had-v are store at Fort Raco.ry,: Ohio. The explosion set fire to the buildigs and saie Injured were im- ] rioned under the runsn. NARROW EOAPt. Th Thrilling Story of Miss Ruth Porter's Rescue From A HUGE DhVIL FISH knd the Capture of a Real Two . Ton Monster, After It Had Towed Thirteen Boats About the Gulf of Mexico for Four Hours. Reports of the existence of gigan- ] ic and ferocious devil-fish In the Gulf it Mexico have long excited the culosity of those living upon and visitag the Texan coist and have frightned bathers from its beaches. It was realized that the devil-fish 1 was a rare and retiring creature, whch only attacked those who in- 1 'aded its retreats. Persons who tme in contact with.the devil-flsb, r they escapsd alive, were so upset y the hideous spectacle and their t wn fears that their accounta of its t ppearance were conflicting and un- , allable. Therefore, the truth a&out t hb Gulf devil-fish has hitherto been a ,rapped in mystery. The mystery has at last been clear- t d up by Coknel W. G. Sterett, a h Istinguished naturalist and snortsan, of Austin, Tex. He has proved a hat the devil fish really exists and is a creature far larger and stronger , an popular report has ever asserted k to be. Colonel Sterett, like most other a rsor-s, assumed that the Gulf devil- e sh was a member of the octopus imily, of which there are undoubtedr several species in these waters. THES DEVIL-FISH ROUTES A iQRTY. t Tiis assumption of the Colonel was anfirmed by a very circumstantial .port printed in a local newspaper of , a encounter near Eockport, Tex., n etween a devil-fish and a gasoline 6unch containing Mr. Herbert Bigeiw, of Boston; his fiancee, Miss Ruth arter, and an engineer. The launch as running past a rock in a rarely el sited spot near the entrance of ransas Bay, when Miss P ,rter's itntion was attracted by an extra- it dinary object lying near the surface, b oking like a long snake with knobs 1 over it. She asked the engineer > run m near it. He did so, and irust at the strange object with a at-hook. Immeliateliy they realized they had it it acked a savage fighter. The long w make-like object raised itself out of me water and flung itself over the bi de of the boat. Its free end lashed M triously around in search of some ving object to lay hold of. rc Then the body to which the tentae was attached came in sight. It cy as huge, shapeless, warty. Its most apalling feature consisted of a pair rond, filxed, immovable, staring res. The head and body were ap rently one. Around it were at ast ten long arms similar, to the ie which had first attraced the at b intion of the party. n, Miss Porter, who was leaning over h e side of the boat, was the first e ~rson seiztd by the tentacle. She e terward told an inquirer that it r as an indescribably sickening sensaon to feel the innumerable dampu iicky suckers of the octopus attach- u g themselves, one after another, to A r person. She was powerless to re- ~ ase herself from the thing, which ' as dragging her slowly over the side p A :the boat. She could pull one or ci wo of the suckers away with her nds, but this was useless, for at I i same time a dozen others fasten 3 upon hcr. The engineer thrust fiercely at the eature with the boat hook and an eu was t-hrowa at him, but fortuu- bi tely It only caught the boat-hook d he leaped back out of reach. "Get the axe," yelled the engineer al ribh great presence of mind, At this very moment he was caught y one of the tentacles and struggled inly to escape. Mr. Bige'ow seized the axe and !med a terrific blow at the tentacle olding Miss Porter, who was making last despairi--g effort to save herselfa :m being dragged overboard. The low cut through the tentacle where b ay on the gunwale of the boat anda e girl, released, fell back unconscli Mr. Bigelow then used the same iethod to free the engineer, but d >und himself involved in another ntacle. The engineer took the axe d freed Mr. Bigelow. He then got he boat under way and the devil-fish, estened by the loss of blood and bree arms, gave up the attack. All the persons concerned in this ,dventure h'td scattered to various iarts of the country when Colonel iterett determined to go In pursuit F f the devil-fish, and he was unable o question any of them.e Te result of hisn search proved that he true devil-fish of the Gulf was not n octopus, but a giant ray or skate. Ehe report of the adventure of Miss Porter nd her party must have ,rw.en from some confusion of ideas. Colonel Sterett was at Tarpon, cn tr~nsas Bay, r ecently when fishernn brought In word that there was , devil-fish in the bay. Colonel ~ tertt induced the sportsmen who a ad come there for tarpoon fishing a go in pursuit of the monster. Theey , -z-e upon it basking In the cnn, and man in the leading boat aime~d as it with a new harpoon of great power. ithe following account of the astoundug events that resuited is taken from jolonel Sterett's own report: When the iwo men had reached wihin a few feet of the fish, which svinced not the least fear, Klein got 2p on the seat and with all his might -for he is a man of six feet and over, nd of powerful build-turled the! arpoon at the monster. Wish a bols of steel about the length of a1 ra'lroad spike with -the weight of sight feet of half-inch iron rod be-1 air d it and with a man of marvel- ! bus trngth impeling it the harpoon mok into the mavs of meat several ineb6s. Thera was a boiling of water. The bow of the boat sank deep and away it went for the Gulf. Gineral Cleary and his boat were closer to the fish than any other persons at the time the harpoon was thrown. His boatman started in pursuit, and when the fleh made its first swerve he threw a line to the boat of Klein and Farley. Now it bad two boats to pull with four men. Son it made another deviation and nother boat threw its anchor in the )leary boat. All the other boats, eeing the success of Cleary, were rushing as fast as they could to do as be had done. The result was that in ialf an hour the beast was towlg hirteen boats, in eech of which were wo men. The most of these boats ere heavy sixteen-foot boats used for arpoon and sea fishing, while some )f them were gasoline lawaches. It was about 10:30 o'clock when Kline threw the harpoon. Eleven >'clock came and the monster was currying around with apparent utnost ease. Oat to the ocean buoy, ,way beyond the Pass buoy he went vith his string of boats, and around it gain. Once he went so close to it hat we thought he would foul or foul s on the chain of the beacon but here was no trouble. Then out in the ulf he went until the land had alaost faded. Twice, when he was circling, he ook short cuts and went under the ats. In each case it was all the rorld like a mad beast surrounded, hat had resolved to break. through. As he made these moves there was a 3urrying in the boats, an untying of wlines and a breaking away each oat for itself. At about half past twelve it was greed to hoist a signal of distress, nd call out the life-saving crew. So re hoisted a red and a white hand rchief on a fishing pole and stuck it s high as possible toward the sky. At Us season of the year the life-saving vvice has a man at each station in he cupola on the top of the building. 'he watch at the pass saw the signal Ith his glasses he ascertained our rouble. He notified Mr. Cotter, wbo, th another harpoon and a Savage fle, shooting a 30 30 sof t nosed bul,, came out to where we were with hat was once our prize, but which ow had about reversed conditions and Mde us its prize. Then Xlein, Farley, Crow and Cot,r used their supreme efforts to pull ie fish to the top. For a time their forts were unavailing. But after a hile the line slackened a little and ie bulky thing began to rise. Up, up came, the personification of stub>rness and weight. When within two et of the surface Cotter with all hi-, rce, threw his harpoon. The mon er, stung again, threw one of its I ppers in the air, sank in a flash and as gone again. Men who had, been = anding up in their boats to witnesi hat they hoped would ba the coup do aitre, fell back in their seats with a Lek. dislocating jolt. Again the I onotonous travel around the Gulf 1gan. It was about 2 o'clock. Two pes were attacbed to the fish now, id the two could be used by two 'ews to stop him and get him to the c trface. SHOWER~ OF EXPLOSIVE BULLETS.| Tnen it atoppei Now was the time r strength. On the bottom the creat-r e la~y, fully eighteen hundred unds in weight. The two crews t mt over to get hold of the ropes as ar the water as possible. They 1 aved. From every throat came leers of encouragement. They heavagain, and there was slack in the pe. Again the cheers arose and ae monster weighti gradually came to the surface. Cotter seized his de. Balig ! There was a splash. way want the boats again. Again 18 ocrture slowed up. Again an 1 ~emet effort lifted it to the top. I gain, bang! Then, bang-bang! The I 'eature sank, But there was no ghtening of the ropes on the boats. had suna under mortal, paralyzing i ounds. Slowly again it was brought the top. The blood from it reddenche sea all around. Ropes were at ched to it, and then fastened to the g launch, and back toward the hodi it was towed. The fish measured twelve feet across id somewhere about seven or eight pt in length. There were no scales Sweigh it on, but the taxidermist cated .t the P.ass, who preserves rpon and other fish and birds for -iose who desire to decorate homes, timated the weight at between 1,500 ad 2,000 pounds. Two boatmen esti Lated it at that weight from the rength required to get it on the ach and to swing it up by block ad tackle. Its skin was like that of shark, though courser, and felt ke sandpaper. Its mouth resembled covered road scraper. and it is evint that it was used as a scraper on 2 bott om of the sea, the flippers atcked to each side of the orifice, for .coud hardly be called a moutb, Dee it was fixed and immovable, beig used to fan food into the orifice. 'he inside of the mouth appeared to e large enough in this specimen to ntain the contents of a barrel. The >wer part looked like the cooking aparatus of a gas stove. It was gridironf throughout and these gridirons or ines were movable. The vitality of things was wonder1. It towed thirteen boats and tweny-six men for miles, and from ab'out 0 o'clock in the morning till 10 minte past 2 in the af ternoon. M1eeting or Conference. The South Carolina Methodist onference will be held in Columbia uring th~e las.t wnck in November nd the Methodist ministers of this ounty and throughout the state genrally are making preparations to atend. Already there is much specuation among them where they will e sent next year. The last conferine was held in Spartanburg and in many respicts it was one of the most rteresing ever held. Nine LAves Lost. Nine lives were loss in the hurrisane which swept the eastern coast f Nicaragua last Saturday, according so advces received. The loss of life as in the village of Pearl Lagoon, which is reported to have been en1irely destroyed. The full extent of he damage is not yet known. The urricane covered an area of several andrd square miles. RUM IN EOARY. JOHNSON EXECUIED AT CON WAY ON FR ID V For Murderit g the Rev. Harmon Granger, A Baptist Preacher, Last Fall. Commander Johnson, a white man, was hung at Conway on last Friday for the murder of the Rev. Harmon Grainger, a Baptiat preacher, laet. Fall. The execution took place at one o'clcek in the presercs 6f the witnesses alowed by law. Johnson died with the comforts of Le f=ith of the Bap. tist church, the Rev. Mr. Finch, of the Rqv. Grainger's Baptist association, administering to him. The local military campany guarded the j ill, as a matter of precaution, on acc;unt of threats on the part of Johnson's relatives, and b.ease o! S Dhe intense feelingover the case, but t zhere appeared to be no need of the'r services. There was not the slightest evidence of any disturbage. Johrson's friends said they were going to b prevent the execution but they did not b try it. Johnson's father was in Co- r way to take charge of the body. Efforts were made on Thursday to get Gov. Heyward to respite Johnson, but the Governor declined to interfere b and the law was allowed to take its course. The case has been one of the h mcst notorious in the State in some years. Johnson was tried and convic - ad upon circumstantial evidence of the murder of Rev. Harmon L. Grain- x -er. Grainger was shot down in his t ield from ambush while he was plowIng. To the majority of the people there i La no doubt as to Jchnaon's guilt. Lhere have been, however, det rmin b Il Eforts to have the man pardoncd 5 r his sentence commuted. The courts , were appealed to but the Suprems W >ourt upheld the circuit court. The In pardoning board was appealed to with>ut avail and finally the governor. In There was-a petition presented to n ihe executive officer some time ago nd many of its signaturas proved to >e forgeries. Several stated afterwards that they had been frightened tC nto signing the petition. The general plnion in Horry Is that the man de- 2 e2Vai death and that the Govsrnor 2, lid the right thing In refusing to in;erfere. Governor Heyward ordered Capt. Dpps, of the Conway Hussars, to hold do us company in readiness and to await dc ders from Sher!ff Scasions in case here is any disorder. This was a recautionary measure on the part of he Governor, It proved to be unnec- St ssary as there was no demonstration S or or against the condemned man. bt he fact that the aged minister was hot and killed from ambush made Jo he murder a very atrccious one. Johnson is one of the few white aen that have been extcated in this tate for murder since the war. But bi he juries of recent years have been oing better in regard to convicting di riminals regardless of their color rhichis a hopeful sign. As was saida ~bove Johnson was canvicted purely n circumstantial ebidence, but it was ery strong and there is no doubt by ose who heard the case but that he as guilty, and that the awful penaly meted out to him was just what a e deserved. HAN~GING OF A FIEND. A M Richard D.argan, found guilty on )mober 8 of criminally assanuting rs. Lucy Ann Patte.son, was bang- i d at four minutecs afer noon on Fri S ay at Bennettsville. Standing on he scaffold, Dargsan said that he wasT niIty and wanted forgiveness of the pople. "God has pardoned my sins," oi e said, "and I am going to glory." b I want this to be a warnig to peo e of my color," he continued. "If I ad listened to my wife that Sunday ad gone home with her, as she told 4 ne, I would not be hero now. Instead O0 f doing as she told me, I went out ~ nd drank whiskey with others and a ot Into this trouble." m re aeavy Storm. p1 A dispatch from Fort Flare, Fla., os ys the conductor on train No. 98 m st in from Miami reports terrible ti estruction there by the hurricane er h~usday. Fully 100 houses were ce lown down and the city is in a de- bi orliz:d condition. Toae handsome tc ~hurches of the Episcop 1 'and Meth- T dst denominations were botn hlown m own. The concrete j.sil was leaning ha th danger of turninig over and the ti risners had to be iremoved. Tae tl ar sheds are down and mae top was ti lown off the peninsula and Osciden- B al steamer sheds. A two-stery brick m uilding, as a saloon completely col m apsed. _____ ___rE Killed by Auto. a At Waltham, Mass., by the oyer- m muning of an automobile at the foot f a long hill between Wa~yland and sudbury Center Thursday. Mis. Fred . Dillion, of Fitchburg, was killed a d Mrs. George P. Grant, .Tr', also of gl Etcburg, sustained a fracture of al wo ribs, and other injuries. George 3 . Grant, Jr., who was operating the 01 nachine, escaped practically un- ai amed. The machine shot over a al our-footed embankment,. and landed h: n a meadow upside down with Its ri ccpants beneath it. i Battle With .Robb e. n At Aurvasse, Mo., Pairis Bartley, ashier and F. C. S tokes, assistant ashier, suprised two robbers at workr in the Auxvasse State Bank to-day. Armed with sho'ugunls, the bank offi sals fired thirty shots at the robbers, . who atter firing fitteen revolver shots in return, escaped on horseback, getting away with two hundred dollars In cash. One of the robbers was wounded, leaving a trail of blood be- Si aind. Flemish Weavers Coming. g Two hundred and fifty-eight Flem- u sh weavers, with their families, left t Ghent for Bremeni whence they will j sail on a steamer of the North German Lloyd Line direct for Cbarleston, S. C. They form the first instalment of a considerable immigration move- 5. arranged under the auspices of the ' Gvernment of Belgum and the auth- E ounite of Sjuth Ca.rolina.a SENEGA BURNED -$or Lack of Means to Fight the Fire Fiend. STORIES SENT OUT bat the Fire Was Set by Negroes In Revenge for the Partial Destruc. tion of a Negro School House Set ms to Be Unfounded. A dispatch from Greenville to the 1 harleston Fost says following the lowing up of a negro school house at eneca, S. C., on Friday, October 12, nat little town was burned to the round on Tuesday night of last week y an incendiary fire, said to have en set by negroes In revenge for ie blowing up of the school. Harll College, as the negro school blown 3 p was cilled, was presided over by ev. J. F. Williams and is supported v Northern white people. It seems that Williams had made I Wmself very obJectionable to the a hite people, by advising the negroes At to work and preaching other in,ndiary doctrines. A letter was sent e him several weeks ago advising him ileave, but to this he paid no atntion. 02 Friday night, 0.3tober C , some parties, whether white or ack, is not known, placed dynamite tidges under each corner of the illege building, and touched the hole business off at the stroke of Idnight. Since the dynamiting of this colge, negroes have been in an ugly t ood and meetings have been held ghtly in negro lodge rooms and ills. On Tuesday night of last sek, it sees, matters were brought a head for at 1 o'clock an alarm of e was sounded from everal parts of e town, which has a population of o 000 or more. The fire burned furl- a: sly and fast, consuming structure ter structure, until it occurred to me one to use dynamite to break e path of the flames. This was not ne, however, until the greater part the town had been destroyed. d Tae town was without fire apparas and citizens could do nothing but mnd idly by and watch their prorty go up in smoka. Advices from neca say that among the buildinga xned are both hotels, Mrs.- William ileman's residence two stores - adLning a hotel. A clothing store, b: ag store, grocery and one hardware si )re were badly damaged. The fire T oke out in the basement of the t, ionee Inn, which was left unlocked k it night, affording access In incen- b, iries. No asualties are reported, d the occupants of the hotels had er iple time to get out. The pro- ti r-ty loss is in the neighborhood of et 50,000, with some Insurance. aj There seems to have been no ground w r the above sensational dispatch, as b e negroes in the town of Seneca f( listed the white people in figating ti e fire. The Post's correspondent at . aderson says he was Informed by h r. J. M. Hollman, cashier of the al ak at Seneca on Wednesday morn al g that there was no foundation for at is report- an that the people of a neca do not believe the negroes ti ,d anything to do with the fire. te 1ere was a quantity of paints and ri .s stored in the basement of the n ilding in which the fire stiarted. a A Bold Bobber.b An unique and da.ring rabbery was inmitted at Coepenick, Germany, a day last week. The robber, in e uniform of a esptain of the ards met a detachment of twelve ~ en on a street in Berlin who wereh turning from target practice. He a oduced a forged ca.binet order auth- c Izing him to take command. The P en recognfzed his authority, and he 0 ten orderedsthem to march to Coep y Lick. Upon arrival there they pro ~ eded to the town hall, arrested the t rgomaster and the treasurer anid ~ ok possession of the cash-81 000.t Lie robber detached seven of his t en to conduct the prisoners to t iadquarters in Berlin and ordered ~ te remainder to hold possession of b Le town hall for half an hour. He 0 ien rode off alone in the direction Of arln with the money. The burgo- ~ aster and treasurer were greatly ~ ystified at the meaning of their ar. st. Upon their arrival in custody Sheadqnartiers in Berlin they learnithe ostensible captain was a fraud id were Immediately discharged. g Cannot Carry Package. Complaint is made to the Depart- ~ ent that rural carriers, at the re- ' rest of patrons of their routes, call a iexpress d.ficers for packages of ~ ailable matter and deliver same d ttside of the mails to the patrons 0 id receive small fees for the service. I ed the followdig proiAoory order a is been issued: "Postmasters at ~ iral delivery cffices are directed to t form rural carriers that they muss ~ )t carry, as express matter, for hire, 1 as a favor any article weighing ~ ur pounds or under, which is mafi- y e, and carriers will inform their pat- p us that such packages can only be ~ ~livered by them after the required t stage has been affixed to such pack- t The Same Gang. Members of the G-rand Army of the epuiblic are protesting against the ate of Alabama's placing a statue of I ie late y. L. M. Curry in Statuary t :all In Washington- It is the same j ang that protested against the stat- I e of Robert E. Lee there, and for1 1e same reason-that he was a Con-] iderate. Kinled a Convict. Sheriff Hood, of Fairfield County, 1ot and killed an escaped negro conlt whom he was endeavoring to aprebend. It is said the negro was bout to shont the sherift. TMX ARE ALLIES. THE RIEF UBLI IANI E ELP ALONG WALL STREET. And In Return Wall treet Nelp the .epublicaus With Campaign Funds. The extraordinary measures o the United States. Treasury to aid the frenzied financiers of Wall Street. ill only give tem).orarily relief. Ta ?old forced from abroad by paying a premium for It there, will return to Europe if the bslance of tradO I mand it in selitlement. The 8159,000 )00 loaned to the selected and tterelore favored baus, will hava to be reurned to the Treasury, or moie onds will have to be sold to replenish ;)e t1i:c. i the T:easu:y and so ielp out Wall Street. A sound tinanial policy would not have required ihe lai.e sale of Panm bonda and ius saddle the people with an Interst b-aring di bt, when mililons were >n! desposit in the banks not drawing my interest. A business man who would Issue is notes while he had a large balance 6t his banker's which was earning no sturn, would be thought non compoR aentis and his friends would ask that , guardian be app:inted to prevent dm from eq-iandering his pr; party. V12y does Secretary Shaw, President tcoeveit consenting, take this loose ad unbusiness like cauze.? The on y arsvwer can be ti-at the Wall Itreet influence in Reoublican COuails is more Idluenuial ihan the inter. sts Caf the people. The Rockefeller Dfluence has beens allpowerful, while he people have had no friend at Ourt. The accredited agent of the Rocke. asler banking interests can be seen anly as the U-ited Sates Treasury onsulting ara advising wish the ofW las and even ordering them what o o and all that is -done favors the .ockefeller'Interests. The division of !e $56 000,o000 jst lo.ned to the aks ali over the coantry, Is really, mned to Wall Street institutions, r high rates for money there will )rce the money there to that centzr r the banks receiving it will At draw the money that they have a deposit in the.Wall Strtee bmnic, loaned on call. which will virtually low the Wall Street speculators to 3e the money just deposited with ie bi. a. The Un!';.d S1tes Treasury wa= ver iten 'r~: to bec) ne an -a&junc :Wall Street to bolster up its most sreputable speculators, but under epublican mantgemnt thyt it what has come to and yet th 3 preim d ministration professes to be refor. ters of abusts. Ate His Wire. Mail advices from * IndoObina 1 rought ano'her and more revoltiz I ory of the doings of King Thanh- c hai, -f A-m., sbow!g 'he went to t ie extei-t of c-nibU in. After - Tilig one -f his wivas Ls cased the r dy to be cooked and served vp for c nner forcing his ensire entourage to at it under pain of death. Some of a ue king's wives were bound and burn ~ Swiith burning oil, and subjeted to her .cruelty, while naked women ere thrown Into the cages of wid c saste where they were devoured bereothe eyes of the king. Finally ; e Fench author: las stc4pped ini and ade a prisoner of Thanh-That who a as been adjudged insane. The Boy Gua.rd has been disbanded, the pal- E e placed unner protection of Lativt i Iders and the terror stricken inates of thle psiace rescuedlrom turerIsuffering. The majority of tuietnt- f r were women who bore marks of voliug tortues. Some were terribly r utilated, their faces being siashed a d tongues cut out, while others had c sen suspended by pinchees, attached > the fleshy parts or their legs, to Incease their agonies. Thraluzi.g Trip. Edward .Lewis, of Wifliamsport, a., had a thrilling experience while1 anging to the vestibuled platform of last Pennsylvania train out of that ty. Hereached the train as it was ainug out, and clung to the handrail1 Sthe laat car. While passing the ard dispatcher's office the dispatcher 1, him and telegraphed to Alen'sa wer, two miles out of the .city, to ave the train stopped there. Before at point is reached trains pass irongh a covered bridge. When 'the esin stopped It was found that Lewi's clothes had been torn from him as e came in contact with the boards Sthe bridge, but. he was nnurt. [ad not the dispatcher caught sight f Lewis he would have been carried ) Sunbury, forty miles away, the rt regular stop.. Wii iFightit Ont. A dispatch from Columbia sa~ys it 4 soms that the state dispensary will o before the next legislature heavily 1 idted by the summer primari'is, ut whether a pro dispensary senate Ill be able to save Its life in spits of nother anti.dispenlEary house re- 4 aine to be seen. Stillsit is confienty calculated among the friends Sthe dispensary 'that even If the 1 gislature does repeal the present lav ad pass something In the nature of ze Morgan local option law aff >rding i 2e counties choice between prohibi.] on and county dispeary, with I igh license for Charleston, the state3 Ill remain alive for at least two I ears, and possibly forever. The disitch intimates that~ the matter will e taken up in courts and fought out bre over the constitutionality of es-4 a~blshing county disperxsarles and1 iving Charleston the right to open I ar rooms. A JRascally Preacher.Charged with using the United tates mails In furthering a scheme o defraud; R ;v. A. M. K~elley, pro. eother of the Beulah religious setlement., In Dicgson county, Term., as arrested Wednesday, carried tio ~ashvile, taken before a United tates orm-nissioner and held in 81.00 bond which~ he gave. Kelley went a Tennesee about t wo years ago from llinols. He Is Is said to have inducd a number of families to settle in )icksona cony through fabke reprcentations. Many of hisjialleged vic,im are from thel1arThh. TWO SOCIETIES / Organized to Help the Farmers lave Fallen Out And ,iBUSE BACH OTHR. Cotton Farmers Adv.sed to P41 No Atteution to Harvey Jordan's Uteri. tare Bearing on the Cotton Crop or Telling tLem What to Do. It rems ihat the-Farmers Uta tnd the Southern Cotton Assceiaion, b'tb good societies organized to aid bhe farmer in getting an honest price ar his cotton, has fallen ontiand are busing each instead of pulling .tozether as they should,. which is to be regretted. A speolal dispatch from talanta to the Augusta Chronicle iays the meeting ot the Georgia B:anch of the Farmerm Union made i>etty pla n that there is a ight to he death going on between that or. ;anzsaon and the Southern Cotton ssoianlon. At the meeting In Atlanta In rhursday night of the Farmers' UnLon tiere was oui eea litbie discassion .lng the line of the Interview wilth resident Barrett, in which he said ihat Mr. Jordan and the Southern Jotton Association had not done ri ht a not endorsLrg and u-g'ng the mininum price oL cotton at 1 cents. Mr. Barrett believes that the crop will be L short one, a' d.contends that there s avery reason-for holding to ll cants ;s the low mark for mareing the rop. A resolution was passed by th6 Tao2advsing all farmers particularly :i Georgm, bar, generally Ibroughout he cotton belt, to pay no further .at ention to President Harvey Jordan if the Southern Cotton Asociation In ne matser of advice issued by him on he cottongsituation. The resolutions Ma1 It plair that Mr. Jordan is- not opular in his ideas on the cotton sitation with the new organiailon, nd there is little or no room left to oulbt tLe fac4. that the Union- and e Southern CottoiL Association are o longer to pulh together, but rather aat the Uanon will make a determind effart to break up the'Southern )ttoa Association. JORDAN HIT BACK. The Atlanta Journal says President rordan, of the Southern Cotton AssolatIlon, replied to cartainscritlinsmS, 1ade about him and the Asscciation iy President 0. S." Barrett -of the 'armrs Uaion. President Barrett riticised te Association for fixing !ie minimum prica at 10 cents, . when SUnlon fzed itatllcents,and fOr aising the pice lt December to 12 ents. He also critizised a purported iterview with Joldan In which the iiter was quoted as declaring that ise stormn Qamage on the gulf coastas exaggerainwg. I corrected that interview Wde ey," said1 Mr. Jordan. "What I M' say was that there would be a deressnin the price of cotton If It vas rushed up..n the maret. I said Iso that exportersin Texas and the :uch west nad done all in their powr to boost their own prices by- sayig~ thai the crop had been almost unnIilted in the Atlantlo states. "So far from saying that the damage as ben over estimated, I will say at slie August rains, trophical uns, tropical storms, the boll weevil ad other causes have reduoed the rop fully 1,000,000 bales. As for he mninimum price of 10 cents fixed y the Association, I would say this, atthe Association at that time was ot as thoroughly posted on the crop a It was later, and that It fixed then hat is known as a bread and meat te, or a permanent minim um price. he Union In fixIng 11 cents estabIsheh a fair price. "As for the other statement about hO 15 cent price fixed by the assoclaion Isst December, I cannot see why Tesident Barrett should revive that nlent history. As a matter of fact, he Union, through E. A. Calvin, Its, ~resdent-, agreed with the associaiiion o pledge ins members to hold for a rce ranging from 12l12 td5 centsn nd I have letters from Mr. CalvIn/ akng that agreement. " That they did. not hold for 15et," said Mr. Jordan, "was due to' us fact that members of the Union 'eleased ther cotton atl12 1-2 cents. resident Barrett, however, says that ,he Union held out for a price of 11 ents, when as a matter of fact, the orrespondence' shows that they Lgreed oni a scale ranging from 12 122 o15 cents. Iwish to repeat that the saivation f the farmer consists In marketing Us cotton slowly. If any unusual ause should depress the market, I ould advise the farmers not to sell t all. For the indications now point the fact that there will be no brimer crop in Georgia this year, nor in he south as a whole. The most Oefnervative estimate cannot go above 1,500,000 bales, and 12.500,000 has ,een the conservative estimate of the leld neccessary to supply the doand." _____ Kalled.Her Husband. At Chicago In the presence oflier. laughter and a -party -of children rs. Sarah Ailccshot and killed her usbad, John L. Ailsopa, last weekat ~heirhome.Te hot wene to ive her own life. Alcopa was chasg her with a butcher knife and shen Into her bed-room, took a revolrer from the dresser and fiired two hot, one striking the man in the Lett tinie and the other in the lang. e died instantly. Alcopa 'was a clgar maker,38 years old. Hisawifelis 39 and there aie two children. Jealmay of John Minerino, a roomer at the nouse, Is said to have caused the shooting. Mrs. Aleopa was arrested. TWNTY EVEn men killed and over two-hundred enbombad Is the esul of an explosion In an English cal mine.
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