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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. 1903
! IIAnril HTITP I T-rr rn K
jm Newsy Items Olecned From
jS Murphy to flanteo.
These figures represent prices paid
Good middling 131
Htrlet middling 13
Slains and tinges 11 to 12
Onions I CO
Chickens spring 12
Hens per head 25
Wheateeed 1 00
Rye 1 00
Skins cnlf 40
Hides dry salt 10
Tallow unrendered 2
Killed Mis VV If..
KInston. Special. A sensational
tragedy occurred in this place at 1
o'clock Friday when Emmett Hoyctt
shot and killed his wife, Lena Boyett,
on tho front porch of her father's
house, on Blount street, in the pres
ence of her mother and younger sister.
Hoyett was evidently under the influ
ence of liquor at the time and tho act
vas one of premeditation, as he had
shown the pistol, a 3S-callbre, to Mr.
Walter Fields while on the wa. to the
homo of his wife, who h33 for some
time been living with her father, J. C.
Chestnut, a saloon-keeper on North
street. The Incentive was Jealousy on
the part of the husband,- who had been
separated from his wife and a suit was
pending for divorce.
Woman Fatally Hurt.
Winston-Salem, Special. Zell Tay
lor, the colored woman who stabbed
Douglas Hairston, colored, to death
Iiere Monday night, leaped from one of
the windows in the mayor's court room
nt 5:30 Friday afternoon, falling a dis
tance of 30 feet. Her skull was crushed
and one hip dislocated. She was uncon
scious when picked up and the two
I'hyslcians who were called in say she
cannot live. She was removed to the
Hater Hospital. New evidence was pre
sented to the mayor indicating that the
woman is guilty of murder, and it waa
ordered the defendant be committed to
jail to await trial at the higher court.
As soon as this was announced the v.o
liian arose and leaped out of the widow
nearest her, headforemoat.
State News Item??.
A proposition is made to lease for 50
years the Atlantic & North Carolina
Railroad. The State owns two-thirds
of Ks S3.0OO.00O capital stock. A rate
Is offered which will, it is said, yield
something like 2b per cent, on the
stock. Two per cent, interest is the
highest yet paid. 1 per cent, being the
average. Tho road has been improved
to a remarkable degree during the
presidency of James A. Bryan, and
along all lines is now In far better
condition than ever before. A rumor
was current Monday that an effort was
being made to buy the road, but the
facts are as above stated. Maybe More
bead City will again be made a port.
It Is claimed by the people in Raleigh
That the port was closed by means of
1 certain deal made with the Atlantic
Coast Line owners in that city about
An attempted assault case under cir
cumstances of peculiar brutality was
reported Monday afternoon from the
northern part of Buncombe county.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Williams
went a short distance from their home
and during their absence John Chaiv
dler, a young painter, attempted to
criminally assault their 6-year-old
daughter. Two men happened to be
rear and attracted "by the girl's cries,
took Chandler into custody. He was
later bound over to court without ball,
and was taken to Asheville to the
James Haden, a freight brakeman,
running between Spencer and Selma,
fell from the train while it was pulling
out from Thomasville Monday. He was
standing on, the ladder of a car, and
n, rung gave way, causing him to be
precipatcd so far downward that, be
fore he could get another hold, his
foot was badly mashed, and he had a
desperate struggle to escape being
mashed under the wheels.
The suggestion is made from Ral
eigh, that Governor Aycock is thinking
of addressing a letter to the governors
of each of the Southern tobacco grow
rs States, with a view of getting up a
Joint petition to the President or some
other federal authority to investigate
and prosecute the tobacco trust. The
idea is that this company is responsi
ble for the prices of tobacco which are
raid to be unsatisfactory, and the pro
position is that Governor Aycock pro
poses to have the company brought up
under the federal laws under which
so litle has been done and about which
ro much has been said. U. would most
likely be a waste of time and ammuni
tion and give the president a chance
o make another "speil."
Major George p. Collins,' one of the
best known citizens of Hillsboro, died
t his home at that place at 9 o'clock
Sunday night in the 68th year of his
age. He was the son cf the late Josiah
Collins and Mary Riggs CoIHps, of
Washington county. Major Collins
leaves a wife and seven children.
A charter is granted to the Men
Teh Paint Company of Wilmington.
; .V. Baltzer, P. Heinsberger, Jr., and
Iredell Meares stockholders; capital
Hock $?0.000. The company will make
paints, oils, varnishes, shallar, acids,
distilled products, etc.
JiOtTfl STATE CROPS
The Weather Conditions For tbe Past
The characteristic feature of the
weather during the week ending Mon
day, August 31st, was the intense heat
and drought that prevailed until the
evening of the 29th. The mean tem
perature was about 82 degrees, indi
cating a daily excess of from S degrees
to 8 degrees and near the central por
tion of the State (Raleigh) the daily
excess was 10 degrees. Maximum
temperatures exceeded 90 degrees every
clay of the week except Sunday, and
reached 100 degrees at several points.
The period from the 23rd to the 29th
was the wannest experienced this sum
mer. A few local showers occurred on
the 2Cth and 27th, but the rainfall was
quite Insufficient, until Saturday night
when showers were more general and
the warm spell was terminated by
aomewhat lower temperatures. The
oloudless sky and intense sunshine
coming so soon after a period of cool
moist weather undoubtedly caused
much injury to crops by scalding, es
pecially in the central portion of the
State where there is the greatest sea
sonal deficiency in rainfall. No fall
plowing could be done this week.
Corn is fairly good, and seems well
eared; early corn is short; late corn by
the close of the week was badly In
need of rain, especially in some central-western
counties where it was Just
in silk. The weather was excellent for
saving fodder of which a large crop
Even cotton has been injured by the
sudden heat and drought in some sec
tions; rust is prevalent in the southern
portion, and shedding is reported in
many sections, but only by about 10
per cent, of the crop correspondents.
Cotton is beginning to open quitf
rapidly, some it is feared, prematurely,
and picking has begun; the first bales
of North Carolina cotton have been
marketed. Cutting and curing tobacco
continues in the northern counties
from Person west to Surry and south
to Guilford, with genrally good results
this week; late tobacco needs rain,
some fired a little. Turnips suffered
much from heat and drought and many
were killed. Sweet potatoes, peas, rice,
peanuts and sorghum are doing well;
cabbages are heading nicely; a good
stand of late Irish potatoes was not
secured. The crop of late apples is in
ferior, much of the fruit is rotting and
A proposition is made to lease for 50
years the Atlantic & North Carolina
Railroad. The State owns two-thirds
of its $3,000,000 capital stock. A rate
Is offered which will, it is said, yield
something like 2 per cent, on the
stock. Two per cent, interest is the
highest yet paid, 1 per cent, being the
average. The road has been improved
to a remarkable degree during the
presidency of James A. Bryan, and
along all lines is now in far better con
dition than ever before. A rumor was
current today that an effort was be
ing made to buy the road, but the
facts are' as above stated. Maybe
More.head City will again be made a
port. It is claimed by the people here
that the port was closed by means of
a certain deal made with the Atlantic
Coast Line owners here about 1877.
The examination of the applicants
for license as attorneys was held by
the Supreme Court Monday, all the jus
tices being present. There was never
seen so great a number of applicants,
those who appeared being too many for
the capacity of the court room or of
the Senate chamber, so they had to go
to the House of Representatives. Of
the 80, the State University law school
contributed 35, and the Wake Forest
College law school 27. The greatest
number of applicants heretofore was
65, so the day's "class" was certainly
A charter is granted to the Monarch
Paint ComDany of Wilmington, E. V.
Baltzer, P. Heinsberger, Jr., and Ire
dell Meares stockholdrs, capital stock
$30,000. The company will make
paints, oils, varnishes, shallac, acids,
distllted products, etc,
Woman Charged Wllh Murder.
Gastonia, Special. Saturday morn
ing a prominent citizen of this com
munity, attracted by an odor from
some decomposing body, uncovered
what may prove to be a murder. In a
very inaccessible position, under his
residence, he found the body of an in
fant, born evidently Just a few days
ago. Suspicion pointed very strongly
to a woman, Maggie Wright, by name,
who for some time has been acting as
housekeeper In hi3 home.
Died From Mosquito Bite.
Durham, Special. Will Strayhorn, a
young white man, died at his home, a
few miles from this city, Saturday
night, of blood poison, brought on by
the bite of a mosquito. It was two
weeks ago Saturday that the insect
bit Mr. Strayhorn on the little finger.
In a short while the finger inflamed
and then blood poison set in. Physi
cians wsre called and decided to ampu
tate his arm, but in the meantime his
condition was such that they were
afraid to attempt the operation. 'He
lingered until Saturday night and died
in agony. Strayhorn was a farmer,
and well connected in this county.
Durham Man Kills Himself,
Durham, Special. After failing in
an attempt to kill his wife, W. R.
Causey, a white man some 45 or 48
years of a-ge, ended his life Saturday
night by sending a 3S-calibre pistol
ball through his brain. The suicide oc
curred at the home cf Causey in the
western part of the city. The. man
killed himself about 7 o'clock in the
evening but it was 9 o'clock before it
KILLED AND INJUREIl
There Were Seventy Passengers Of
ELECTRIC CARS RUN TOGETHER.
The Accident Occurred on the New
Hampshire Traction Company's
Pelham, N. H., Special. Through a
head-on collision Sunday between two
electric cars on the New Hampshire
Traction Company's line, each running,
it is said, at a rate of more than 25
rajles an hour, four persons were kill
ed and 10 bo seriously injured that they
are under physicians' care and several
of these are expected to die. As there
wre 70 passengers on the two cars,
many others received cuts and minor
wounds which did not prevent their
going to their homes. The accident oc
curred on the line which runs through
this town between Lowell and Nashua,
and one of the cars, which was com
ing from the latter city, was nearly
filled with people on their way to a
The collision was due, according to
the officials of the road, to a misunder
standing of the starter's orders by the
motorman of the car bound for Nashua.
The car starter endeavored to rectify
this mistake by sending a man to shut
off the power and trying to recall the
Nashua-bound car, but it failed. The
accident occurred on a curve, on either
side of which were long stretches of
The dead as reported up to 10 o'clock
are as follows: Charles H. Gilbert, 50
years old, Nashua; Gabriel Collett, 25
years old, Nashua; George C. Andrews,
56 years old, postamster, Hudson, N.
If.; Samuel Mays, motorman on Nash
ua car, Hudson.
The cars met on the curve on a
downgrade, neither motorman seeing
tho approaching car until too late to
avoid a collision. Neither was there
time for the passengers to escape by
Jumping when the cars came together
with a force that threw the west
bound car directly upon the forward
part of the other, crushing the top of
car down upon the others and pinning
those occupying the first three seats in
the wreckage. Not one of the passen
gers on the two cars escaped injury of
some character, although a number
were not seriously hurt.
Awful Condition at Monastl.
London, By Cable The Daily Mail's
correspondent at Monastir, telegraph
ing under Saturday's date, says:
"There is no doubt that a Turkish war
of extermination is proceeding in the
Okrida district. The massacres of a
century ago are as nothing compared
with those occurring daily in the villa
yet of Monastir. I have obtained sub
stantial evidence to prove that the
Turkish Nizams (Turkish regular
troops) are in most cases committing
unheard-of atrocities, which are not
solely the work of the Basbi-Bazouks,
as the authorities are seeking to prove.
The plight of the survivors is terrible.
Not daring to leave their houses and
subsisting on grass and water, they
resemble people in the. last stages of
famine. The Turks are also losing
heavily, judging from the number of
-wounded arriving." Among the in
stances he gives in' support of his
statement, the correspondent relates
that a priest's son in one village was
flayed alive and kept in this horrible
condition for several days, to the de
light of his tormentors, until a merci
ful Turk shot him dead.
Fire at Columbia.
Columbia, S. C, Special. Sunday
night about midnight a destructive
conflagration started in this city on
Main street. It originated in the soda
fountain of Xepapas, in the Wiley
building, which wa3 a roaring mass of
iia.r e.s before the alarm could be given
and the department summoned. At 3
a. m., the fire was still in progress and
it is believed that the Desportes and
Mimnaugh blocks are practically
ruined. The losses will be heavy. The
Southern Railway's offices, Howie's
photograph gallery, and Mimnaugh's
clothing store are destroyed. Tbe loss
tannot be estimated at this' hour, but
is believed will air.ount to $75,000.
Secured His Release.
Pittsburg, Special. After three
previous attempts to have his resigna
tion accepted by his congregation,
Rev. Frederick Brand, pastor of St.
Paul's Second German Lutheran
thurch, succeeded in gaining his ob
ject and will accept a call to Trinity
German Lutheran church, at Spring
field, 111. He will leave for his new
field In about three weeks.
Montgomery, Special A special from
Jacksonville, Fla., says: "The turpen
tine operators' convention will be held
in Jacksonville next Thursday and
Friday. The official programme in
cludes addresses from Mayor Nola-n,
of Jacksonville; former Governor
Fleming, of Florida; P. L. Souther
land, of Jacksonville; Captain John R.
Young, of Savannah, Ga., and Dr. C.
H. Herty, of Washington, D. C. Indi
cations are that .the convention will be
the largest ever held. Many matters
of importance to the industry in Geor
gia, Florida. Alabama, Mississippi.
Louisiana and North and South Caro
lina will be considered."
Vienna. By Cable. Special dis
patches gave an unconfirmed report o
an attempt on King Peter's life a;
Nish on Saturday. It is said thst stones
were thrown at the royal carriage, onr
striking the King in the face, and ?
pistol was fired from a neighboring
window. It is also rumored that tbe
Sixth Servian Resiment, notorious fo
the part it played in the recent regi
cides, has been ordered to- Nish.
BESTERS ANNUAL REPORT.
A Remarkable Showing For tbe Mills
of the South.
New Orleans, Special. The totals cf
Secretary Hester's annual report of
the cotton crop of the United States
were promulgated Tuesday. They show
receipts of cotton at all United States
ports for tbe year 7,724,104. against 7.
679,290 last year; overland to Northern
mJlls and Canada. 1.083.3S3. against 1.
103,953; Southern consumption taken
direct from the interior of the cotton
belt, 1.920.072. against 1.897,437. mak
ing the cotton crop of the United
States for 1902-1903. amount to 10.727,
553 bales, against 10.680.680 last year,
and 10.3S3.422 the year before. Colonel
Hester has made his usual investiga
tion into the consumption of the South
and has received reports by mall and
telegraph from every mill consuming
cotton in the cotton growing States in
cluding woolen mills that have used
cotton, and the results show a total of
M0.7L3. but of this 80.657 were taken
from portg and Included in port re-
This shows that the mills of the
South have used up 62,758 bales more
than during 1901-02 and 379.758 more
than during 1900-01, a most remark
able showing in face of recent trade
conditions supposed to have been
brought about by the abnormal dif
ference between values of the raw ma
terial and the manufactured article.
Colonel Hester's full report will be
issued later and will contain interest
ing and valuable facts showing the
consumption cf the South by States,
the takings and consumption of North
ern mills and the world's consumption
of American cotton. He will also give
the crop by States and facta in rela
tion to the continuance of the remark
able increase in the spindles of South
ern mills. In addition to the totals
of the crop and Southern consumption
as above, Colonel Hester also gave out
the actual crop of the State of Texas,
which amounted to 2,830,625 bales,
against 2,992,649; of Indian Territory,
which amounted to 418.453, against
369,894, and of Oklahoma, which
amounted this year to 1S6.325, against
130,812 last year. He also gave the ex
ports for the year as follows: To Great
Britain, 2.851,528. against 3,035,497. a
decrease of 183.969; to France, 785,679;
against 745,369, an increase of 39,710;
to continental European porta, 3,039,
958958, against 2,859,344, an Increase of
180,614; to British North America,
123,677, against 122,261, an increase of
1,416; the total exports foreign, includ
ing British North American, amount
ing to 6,800.843. against 6,763,071, an
increase of 37,772. He states that
Japan and China took of the past crop
135,408 bales, against 169,243. a de
crease of 33,835.
For Southern Navy Yards.
Washington, Special . Estimates
have been submitted to Rear Admiral
Endicott, chief of the bureau of yards
a-nd docks, for the improvement and
expenditure at various navy yards,
for the fiscal year ending June 30,
Pensacola, Fla., total $2,545,515,
which Includes: Central power house
for department of yards and docks,
$104,500; machinery for the same $115,
000; shop and office buildings for the
same, $100,000; concrete and granite
dry dock, $1,400,000; wharf and vessels
under repair, $155,000; quay walls,
Key West, Fla., total $375,570, which
includes to continue quay wall, $200,
000; additional land, $150,000.
Charleston, total $3,640,000, includ
ing extension ,6f storehouses, $120,00;
yard and power house and equipment,
$135,000; quay walls, $400,000; pier No.
312, $100,000; coaling pier and plant,
$250,000; dredging for piers, entrance
to dock, $180,000; floating crane, $100,
000; dry dock No.l,$350,000;shlp fitters'
shop, $150,000; smithery, $150,000; boat
Port Royal, S. C, total, $4,869,246,
which Includes two stone and concrete
dry docks, $2,200,000; quay wall, $1,
471.000; dredging basin and widening
channel $500,000; railroad from Burton
Hill to station, $258,000.
New Orleans, total $3,816,190, which
includes electric light power plant ex
tension, $250,000; improvement of wa
ter front, $1,300,000; electric conduc
tors and pipe subway, $160,000; pav
ing and ditches $180,000; railroad sys
tem, $117,000; brick boundary wall,
$100,000; naval supply fund storehouse,
$120,000; boat shops $125,000; naval
hospital, $150,000; ordnance shop and
Texas Cotton Crop.
Galveston, Special. In its annual
trade edition of September 1, The Galveston-Dallas
News published statis
tics showing the amount of the Texas
cotton crop for the year ending Au
gust 31, 1903. The total Texa3 crop for
the year just closed Is 2,646,215 bales,
showing a decrease of 61,044 com
pared with the Texas crop for 1901-'02.
The total crop for Indian and Okla
homa Territories for the year just
closed amounted to 523,236 bales, a
decrease o 7,262 bales compared with
the crop for 1901-'02. The total crop
for, Texas and the Territories tor the
past year i3 3,169,171 bales.
New York, Special J. Pierpont Mor
gan, while on his way from his yacht
the Corsair, was the victim of a car
riage accident. At Tenth avenue and
Thirty-Sixth street, the driver of his
brougham drove the horse and vehicle
Into an excavation. Mr. Morgan was
not injured. He left his carriage and
proceeded In a car.
Florida Man Killed.
Pensacola. Fla., Special. Louis W.
Dunham was instantly killed Tuesday
while storing lumber on the Spanish
steamer Durango. A large piece of
pitch pine had been hoisted on deck
and was standing on end preparatory
to being lowered into the hold when
the chain broke and it fell, crushing
Dunham's head into a pulp. All work
in the bay ceased immediately and
vessels of all nationalities lowered
their flags to half mast. Dunham was
a brother to Bennie Dunham, the
world's champion acrefiat
SKETCH OF BILL ARP
Life and Character of An Original
WAS A WIDELY READ HUMORIST
Belonging to the Old School of Sou
thern Gentlemen, He Was Always
In Sympathy With New Ideas.
With the passing of Major Charles
II. Smith, of Cartersville. Ga.. better
known to the reading public as "Bill
Arp," a notable figure of the old
Southland goes out of the public gaze,
and the South is poorer because of his
death. He was a connecting link be
tween the periods that marked the
ante-bellum and the post-bellum peri
ode of Southern history. An "unrecon
structed rebel" he remained to the
last. Yet hl3 sympathies were always
with the young, the progressive, the
modern. He saw with clear vision the
tremendous possibilities of Southern
development, when others halted on
on threshold of progress, afraid to ut
ter the talisman, "open-sesame" that
promised to unlatch the matchless
treasure house of the future.
"Bill Arp" was a seer and a prophet.
He was more he was a philosopher.
plantation philospher, perhaps, but
his was not the reasoning of the pessi
mist who sees no good in the present.
Bill Arp saw the best in the past, the
present and the future. He saw evil
only when abstract evi! existed and
then was reluctant to point it out.
His delineations of the Old South
were par excellence. His excoriations
of the carpet-bagger were terrific His
pictures of old Southern life were
MAJOR CHARLES H,
masterpieces. His hopes for the fu
ture of the section to which he, during
a long and useful lifetime, had been
so true, were inspiring. He has done
much for the South. His admirers are
legion and as he sleeps the long sleep
his work will follow him.
At the time of his death, Major
Smith was 77 years old, having been
born in Gwinnett county, Georgia, in
1876. The father of Major Smith waa
a Massachusetts man and his mother a
The father of Major Smith settled
in Savannah when he first moved to
Georgia. He taught school, after
wards marrying one of his pupils. The
father never returned to the North.
Charles, as he tells us, "grew up as
bad as other town boys, went to school
some and worked some." He entered
Franklin College at Athens, but did
not graduate. Later he studied law.
Major Smith married Miss Mary Oc
tavia Hutch ins, of Lawrenceville. They
have ten children.
Major Smith was a merchant at one
time. When the war commenced he
began to write rebellious letters in a
humorous way which attracted atten
tion. This was not so much to the
humor contained in them, but from
Young Gorman Nominated.
Baltimore, Special. Col. A. P. Gor
man, Jr., the only son of United States
Senator A. P. Gorman, was nominated
Wednesday by the Howard county
Democratic convention for the State
Senate, having won a decisive victory
over his opponents. Col. Gorman is
30 years old- and begins hi3 political
career where his father begun 30
Reduced Tobscco Sales.
Winston-Salem, Special. The sales
of leaf tobacco dudng August on the
Winston market aggregated 127,303
pounds, a decrease of 876,454 pounds
Orer August of last year. The Bales
since October 1. 1902. were 19.676.4S1
pounds, an incrase of 7.933,567 pounds
over the same months of the previous
year. The shipments cf manufactured
tobacco this month amounted to about
two million pounds. The exact figures
cannot be given, as an order has been
issued from the Department at Wash,
ingtcn which is taken to mean that
such information must not be given
out any more.
Bryai Gtes to Ohio.
Lincoln, Neb., Special. W. J. Bryan
left Monday night for Ohio to begin
his campaign in behalf of the Demc-
cratic State ticket Mr. Bryan said
his telegram to Tom L. Johnston had
been misunderstood; that he had net
cancelled any dates in Ohio., but busi
ness matters kept him at home, and he
was unable to speak at Toledo Mon
day night, as had been arranged. He
would he said, Ell postponed dates la
ter in the campaign, probably in October.
the fact that all he said was so good
nataredly said, that every Southerner
felt that -Bill Arp" echoed his ow
thoughts and feel inn- From the time
that he asked "Mr. Uckhors for a
Wet! more Uct" to the present day.
a'! have looked to him to express what
they feel. At first the If ttera were
written in the Josh UiUinss style of
spelling, but this was afterwards laid
ORIGIN OF BILL ARP.
The non de plume -Bill Arp" u
adopted In this way: When President
Lincoln called for volunteer at the
outbreak of the war, Mr. Smith, who
was living at Rome. Ga.. wrote a lu
dicrous criticism on the call. He reed
the article to a group of friend on the
street corner, and after a hearty laugh
they begged him to publish it; but h
said he was not willing to have hU
name signed. In the crowd, attracted
by the reading, was a country w"
named Bill Arp. who suggested that
his name be put to it. At ooce the
signature became popular.
The Courier-Journal said of his let
ter to Artemue Ward in 1S65. that "It
was the first chirp of any bird after the
surrender, and gave relief and hope to
thousands of drooping hearts." An
other paper said: "His writings are a
delightful mixture of humor and phil
osophy. There is no cynicism in h!s
nature, and he always pictures the
brightest side of domestic life. nd en
courages his reader to live up to it
and enjoy it."
Bill Arp told much about himself
and his fr rally in his letters. which he
sent out for thirty years. They were
'talking letters." aa Coleridge would
"HOME WITHOUT MOTHER."
He bought a farm at Cartersville.
Ga., in 1878 and there he lived and
wrote until within the last few yers,
when he moved to town. His late
homo. "The Shadows." Is situated on
Erwin street.and has a large sloping
lawn studded with giant oaks. His
description of the condition of & home
without the mother showed hom help
less ho felt without "Mrs. Arp." He
SfllTH, " BILL ARP.
"The clock run down. Two lamp
chimneys bursted.-The fire popped out
and burnt a hole in the carpet, while
we were at suDDer. and everything is
j going wrong Just because Mrs. Arp's
gone. Ira poking around ana nuntmg
for consolation. I've half a mind to
drop her a postal card and say 'Carl
is not well and then go to meet her
on the first train that could bring her.
It does look like a woman with ten
children wouldn't be so foolish about
one of them, but there is no discount
on a woman's anxiety. I wonder
what would become of children if they
didn't have a parent to spur 'em up?
In fact it takes a couple of parents to
keep things straight at my house.
It's mighty atill and solemn and
lonely around here now. Lonely ain't
the word , nor howlin wilderness.
There ain't any word to express the
goneness and desolation that we feel.
The doz roes whining around
the Maltese cats are mewing, and tho
children look lost and droopy. Bat
we'll get over it In a day or two. may
be, and then for a high old iSne."
Rill Am wrote letters to The Con
stitution and the Lousiaville "Hojie
and Farm" for many years. He pub
lished a history of Georgia.
Wool in flllls Risume.
Boston, Special. Most of the score
or more of mills in Massachusetts.
New Hampshire, Rhode Island. Ver
mont and Maine, owned by tbe Ameri
can Woolen Company, which have
bn Khut down from one to two
I weks. will be re-onened. The shut
down was ordered by tbe Boston office
: of the company, to give th zn.Q'W or
( more employes a vacation and to per
i mit changes to be made.
General Hasselteno Desd.
Denver, Col., Special. General Den
Cari03 Hasselteno. a distinguished
scholar and linguist, died at hia home
in this city Monday. He waa born in
New Orleans in 1823 of Spanish par
entage. The general's great-greatgrandfather
was sent by the Spanish
King to America to be governor gen
c-ral of the entire Spanish pos2iocs
in the-New Wo: Id. General Haneiteno
was a graduate of Miami, Yale and
Heidelberg Universities and served in
the Confederate army. He waa cap
tured as a sdt and sentenced to be
shot, but escaped. After the war he
was a member of Commodore Porter's
News in Notes.
The "Maririns Parson" is dead. He
waa Elder James Calvin, of loungs
town, Ohio, who died a few days ago
in his 91 st year. By trade be was s
tailor, but he was an ordained minis
ter, and it is said he never re?ued to
marrr a rouDle that came to him for
the purpose. He used to boast that non
cf his marriages turned oui unnappy
Efforts will be siade by TiJends of
the Shio Trust to secure the nassage
of a subsidy bill at the next session ot
WRECK OF A TRAIN.
Ef jjise aid Three Cars Go Ttreaft
Trestle ear Yorliffle.
SIX IILUD AD flAM IHJIRID
nr. a F. WlUiford. of CksHotU.
IMaptajei Rare Presence of rUa4 la
Aiding the Pajs eager to Oft Owl
of the Wreck.
Yorkvllle. 8. C, Special Pe
ger train No. 15. northtmnd. on tho
South Carolina and Gorgta Exten
sion Hailroad. formerly the ICa tow
operated by the t5othr Railway.
went through a trestle forty feet
hlfh over FUbtnc Creek, three miles
east tf here. .About 11:50 o'clock
Thursday. ktJiint six men and lajured
24. fire of whom will likely dJ. Ttreo
of the latter ar negro ps&fr
The dead: Enlner II. C. Biles-
man. Fireman Fred Rhyne. Postsi
Clerk C. J. Smith and three uckftowa
The Injured: White Julius John
son, of Rock Hill. 8. C-. perhaps fa
tally; w. Is. SlauchtT Hickory lrme.
S. C. seriously: Fred lAncaster.
8 C: P. W. Sinnce. Knidy s. 8 C ; J.
N. MclJiurin. intLcnc 8. C ; Mrs. J.
C. Rody. Prensly. N. C ; Mrs. II. II.
Buint. Rock Hill. 8. C: II. r . Wllil-
ford. Charlotte; T. C. Itlrks. iAnras
ter. S. C. wrlouily: W. Harry Will.
Jr.. Rock Hill. 8 C; 11. A. Willis.
Kdgemnor. 8. C ; F. M SU-phenson.
Kerbhaw. 8. C; Cunningham.
InraM. r. 8 C: V. 11 Hall. Rock
Hill. 8. C: Mr. 8adl MrTasklll. Her-
haw. 8. C: two children &an4
Jenkin. tf Rock Hill; Conductor Hd.
Turner. RacjcaRt raatr Ihikew. Flag
man WblMiar.t. Co!ored--ll!Me Heard.
Rock Hill; Frank Uurrts. 8haroo. 8.
C; Aloe Hurdy. McConnellsvlIle.
All the liodW'S have ben taken out.
save those of the nglne-r and fire
The train consist M 4 an englno
and thre cars. It U-ft Rock Hill about
11 o'clock, with aWut 40 passengers
cn tiouni. When the train had parsed
out u-n the trentle the entire struc
ture under the cars gave way. hurling
the engine and cars to the bank of the
creek, about f0 feet below. Engineer
Henry Brlckman. Fireman Frwd
Rhyne and threo negro passengers
were instantly killed. Conductor Ed.
Turner suffered a Lrokin shoulder.
and W. T. Slaughter, of Hickory
Grove. S. C. and Julius Johnson, of
Rock Hi:i. S. C. went perhaps fa
tally lnjur?d. Marvin II. Morrow, of
Blacksburg. S. C: T. C. Hleks. of
iAncastcr. and R. A. Willis, of Edge-
moor. S. C . have broken bones.
while a dozen or more other passen
gers were less seriously injured.
H. F. Wllliford. of Charlotte, who
was slightly Injured, displayed rare
presence of mind In helping the pas
sengers. Of a half-down young men
equally lucky, he was the only one to
try to assist the ladle and Injured
men. He told the terrified passengers
In the first-class rowch that the dan
ger was over, and that he waa ther
to see them to safety. He helped
several young men out of the wreck
and tried to get them to help him
with others, but they selfishly went
off and left him to struggle alone un
til help came from the outside.
Yorkvllle people went down In bug
gies and worked for hours extrlcaU&ff
the dead and injured from the wreck
and affording all possible relief.
The rotten timbers of the ancient
trestle tell their own unquestionable
story as to the cause of the wreck.
Oraves on the Two Races.
"Partition of the races la the way.
the cnly way. If God hath made of
one blood tbe nations of the earth !!
hath also established unto them tho
metes and bounds of their habitation.
He did not Intend that antagonistic
rn.es should live tognhcr. The preju
dice of race in a pointing of Provi
dence and the antagonism of peoples
is the fixed policy by which Ood peo
ples the different portions of the uni
verse and establishes the Individ
uality or tne nations, ine act ioa
orousht tr cc people togit er on uus
cciitinent was a sin cf ite fathers, a
sin of greed, an iniquity of trade
and the sorrow and suffering of the
present Is for the sin of the past, a
!n against nature aitd a aln against
Ood. The curse can be lifted only
when nature is vindicated and God Is
obeyed. The problem will be solved
only when the negro Is restored to
the bounds of bis partition.
"Neither Impossible nor Imprac
ticable. The elements arc willing and
the way is In reach. This is not a day
of impossibilities. Tbe hand of the Al
mighty Is stdily opening the way.
"It-may be that tbe man a a at mm
sea were placed by Providence In our
keeping to furnish an answer to tho
problem of tbe time.
"Tbe South is neither cruel nor un
patriotic and the North knows It-
The North Is neither Immovable nor
vindictive, and the South knows It. If
either of us Is mistaken, and if both
of us are misunderstood, we are yet
one people, and we must meet upon.
tbe plain of our brotherhood, and our
destiny of our mighty race. This Is
our country. We made It. We mould
ed it. We control It. and we always
will. We hate done great things. Wo
have mighty things to do. The negro
'is an accident, as unwilling, a blame
less, bat an unwholesome, unwelcome,
helpless, cnassimllable element in our
civilization. He Is not made for our
time. He la net framed to share In
the duty and the destiny which he per
plexcs and beclouds. Let us put him
kindly and humanely out of the way.
Let us give him a better chance than
be has ever had in history, and let us
have done with him. Let us solve hia
problem fearlessly, nobly and speed
ily. Let us put It behind us. Let us
purify our politics of the perplexity.
Iet us liberate the South to rote and
think like free men upon the mighty
Issues of the times."