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TRUE TO THE FAITH. |
SOUTHERN FARMERS WILL STAND BY
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
Preiident McGrath Realizes that the
Third Party Movement Cannot Com- j
mand the Snpport of the Southern Alliance
Men at this Time, and that the
Xssne Must be Postponed.
Topeka, Kax. December 29.?The
following interview with Prasident Frank
McGrath, published to-day, would indicate
that the Alliance has lor the pres#nt
decided to drop the Third Party
saovement. He says:
"The agitation in the South over the
r nArr* wu the r>ossibll!tv of
any independent movement at this time.
While in Oeala I investigated conditions
as thoroughly as my limited stay would
permit, and I came to the conclusion
that more time was needed. It will
come abou: in time, but the time is not
The delegation of Kansas editors which
has returned from a tour through the
South, having made a thorough ivestigation
of the Farmers' Movement there,
' found that a large majority of Southern
ir> wnrkinor for their re
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forms within the Democratic party. In
Louisana, tor example, the editors found
few if any advocates of the Third Party
movement. The president of the Alliance
in that State, Thomas S. Adams,
secretary of the State board of agriculture,
in conversation with a '.correspondent
who accumpanied the Kansas delegation,
''The political condition^i^^^^^^i
any movement, wmcn wilt divide the
white people politically will not find
T'n? p^itnrs ?found that Adams ex
pressed the sentiment pretty generally
held by Southerners, and for this reason
they also concluded it would be impossible
to do anything with the movement
at the present time.
Judge Frank Doster, ot Marion, appears
to-day as an Allirnce candidate
for Senator. He is .Jud^e of the District j
Court at Marion. He is the ninthcandi-;
date who hopes to succeed Ingalls.
THE THIRD-PARTY MOVEMENT. j
yezrc Supremacy It& Chief Obstacle in
the Southern States.
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Kansas City, alo., uec. -o.?xuc
leaders in the Farmers' Alliance moremeat
are a unit in opposition to the
projects of Gen. John II. Rice and others
to hold a National Convention in Cincinnati.
February 25. to form a third
party. They all declare that the time
has not yet come when tha Alliance men
of the Carolinas, Mississippi, Louisiana
and Florida can be induced to leave the
Democratic party for a new organization.
They say that the fear of negro
supremacy is an insuperable stumonng
block in the way of the movement, and
the force bill will, so long as it is alive,
keep white formers united in the Demcratic
Frank McGrath, president of the
Kansas Farmers' Alliance, in an interview
to-day said: "I am opposed to tile
attempt to form a national third party
at this time. Tbe calling of the convetion
at Cincinnati was premature and
can result in no good to our cause. The
South is hardly ready for it yet, but it
is coming around,
r "The"Farmers' Alliance offers the
I only solution of the negro question,
f and" the Southern farmers, both white
and black, are beginning to recognize it.
Xrthiug can be done, nowever, wuue
the people are agitated over the force
bill. The colored Farmers' Alliance has
a membership of 60.000 in Georgia.
15,000 in Florida, 25.000 in Tennessee,
10,000 in Louisiana, 12,000 in Mississippi
and 25,000 in each of the Carolinas.
Their affairs are conducted, if possible,
on a better business basis than ours.
The very name of Democracy is repulsive
to them, and the more intelligent
ol them recognize that tfco*'- only
hope of suffrage is through a third
party. It will all come about in time,
but it is something that cannot be forced
upon the Southern people."
The Alliance Meeting at Washington.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 25.?Mr McGrath,
the president of the Kansas
Alliance, m an interview to-oaj saui me
I legislative committee of the National
g^lliance will meet In Washington some
time in Feburay. "'Thirty-five States,"
pe said, ''will be represent;*'"' <tt the
meeting, and the third party movement
will be ?ne of the principal things to be
acted upon. The movement," said Mr.
McGrath, "will eventually embrace all
the labor organizations iu the United
States. In fact, about all of them are
committed to it now except the Grange,
and most of the Grangers are members
of the Farmers' Alliance. I cannot say
when thfi nsrt.v will be orsanized, but it
I will be done at the proper time."
Two Hundred Cbinanjen Drowned.
London, Dec. 27.?Further advices
from China, as to the burning of the
steamship Shanghi at Xarvoo Hoo, in
the province of Nyhan Hosi, about
fifty miles from Nan&ingr. show that
the disaster is much more serious than
at first imagined. The earlist advices
received stated that the victims consisted
of about sixty natives, together
with several European efScers who are
supposed to have" met death either in
a. oi-iVieonnontlv bv drOWn
tile Lit)luco vyi ou ?
ing while attempting to"escape from
|& the burning vessel. It now seems that
Mlgasl the number of lives lost will amount
B to over 200, aud all lost their lives by
drowning. A terrible panic appears to
have occurred among the Chinese passengers
and the crew as soon as the
alarm of lire was heard and the panic increased
terrbly when the flames spread
beyond the control of the terror stricken
Crew. The few European oficers on
board of the Shanghi seem to have
done their best to maintain some kind
of; order among the Chinamen with
soine result. The large majority of
those who lost their lives aid so b\
jumping overboard in order to escape
thd? flames, while others met death
through the swamping of the ciumsnj
lowered and overcrowed boats.
Charleston is Kuffled.
cMklestox, C., Dec. 22.?The
gove^fcr's appointment of oilicers foi
the cWutrv, has raised a howl not onl\
among the reformers or Tillmauites, bu
tlso among a. large class of what i;
knownthe regulars or rin^s. It turn:
k, outthatv the rumors of a deal betweei
Col. Irby, chairman of the Tillman com
mittee and the executive committee here
iiiiHillll toy promisingjfor Capt
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THE WORK OF THE SESSION.
A List of >'e\r Laws of Local or of General
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Tiie numuei' ui iu;is ?.nu juiul iwumtions
passed at the session of the Legislature
was 212. Below will be found
a list of those of local or of general interest.
Act to amend section R21 of the general
statutes of the .State, relating to the
annual meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners of several counties of
Act to ratify the amendment to article
4 of the constitution of South Caro
lina, relating to the Judiciary department,
by repealing section iy, which
provides a JJoard of County Commissioners.
Act to amend an act entitled "An act
to amend sections 2236 and 2237 of the
general statutes, in relation to juries."
Joint resolution extending the time
for the collecting iftate, county, railroad
and other taxes due for the liscal year
commencing November 1, 1S89, until
the tirst day of February, 1891.
Act to amend an act entitled "An act
to prohibt the catching of terripins between
the 1st day of April and the 12th
day of June in any year, within certain
counties,'' approved December 20. A. 1).,
Act t? amend section 2 of an act entitled
''An act to regulate the fees of
physicians and surgeons for testifying
asesperts in criminal cases," approved
December 26. lbS5.
j Act to amend paragraph 1, section j
91+7, of the general* statutes, relating to
meetings of State JJoard of Examiners.
Joint resolution to provide for the
i purchase of complete copies
; era! statutes of other
j Ac^njimend srctionaSBSSsgHgSl
ISsMi^^utioii to provide for the ap- j
pointment of S. S. McBryde one of the J
trustees of !Dr. J can ue i^a jtiowe, ue-:
ceased, in place of David Morrah, now !
Act to provide for a license for the i
sale of pistols and pistol cartridges
within the limits of this State.
Act to amend section 5 of an act eni
titled "An act to provide for the formation
of certain corporations under the
Joint resolution directing the executore
of Thomas G. Clemson to mark his
grave and procure a good portrait of the
Act to authorize school trustees to
""" r,v,T- cnVinri] Tirnnorfv rp;il or nersonal.
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in their several districts, and to apply
the proceeds to the school funds of their
Act to make appropriation for the
perdiem, mileage and stationary certificates
of the members of the "General
Assembly, the salaries of the subordinate
officers and employees thereof, and
for other purpose? therein named.
Act to raise supplies and make appropriations
for the fiscal \ear commencing
November 1, 1890.
Act to provide for the election of chaplains
of the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of South Carolina
and for their compensation.
Joint resolution providing for the investment
of all funds in the hands of
the State Treasurer under the Clemson
Joint resolution to inquire the penitentiany
directors to furnish additional
convicts to Clemson college.
Act to amend an act to amend section
1090, titie 10, chapter 22, of the general
Act to regulate the practice of Trial
.Jestices in equity causes.
Act to reorganize and provide for the
University of South Carolina, constituting
a Board of Trustees for the same
and defining their powers and duties.
Act to create a Board of Phosphate
Act to charter the Savannah, Seneca
and Western railroad company.
Act to authorize Richard W. Simpson,
executor of Thomas J. Clemson, to pay
certain legacies to Isabella Lee.
Joint resolution to appoint a special
commission, consiting of the Governor
and Superintendent of Education, to
confer and correspond with the Governors
and Superintendents of Education
of other Southern States as to the adoption
of a uniform system of text books
used in the free schools of the State.
Joint resolution to provide for the
payment of the taxes of the South Carolina
railroad for the fiscal year beginning
November 1.1888, on certain conditions.
Act to provide for the appointment
of county boards of physicians to examine
diplomas of physicians and sargeons
in this State.
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ACt CO HUieUU. sect-iuu -oa ui iuc 6oueral
statutes of the State, relating to
the compensation of the members of
the State Board of Equalization.
Act to prohibit any person from
transporting horses, mules or asses
into this State infected with glanders.
Act to abolish the Department of
Agriculture and the office'of Commissioner
of Agriculture, and to devolve
oil nf t.hrir Tjnwers and duties on the
Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural
College of South Carolina,
except the coutrol of phosphate -interests
of this State.
Act to amend sccticn 44, chapter IV,
of the general statutes, relating to the
distribution of public funds.
Act accepting the benefits of an act
to apply a portion of the proceeds of
the public lands to the more complete
endowment and support of the colleges
for the beneiit of agriculture and the
mechanic arts now established under
the provisions of an act of Congress of
July 2, 1862.
Act to provide for the sale of the lot
and building known as Agricultural
hall, the ilsh pond lot and the agricultural
experiment stations, with their
personal property at Columbia and In
Darlington and Spartanburg counties,
and to appropriate the proceeds thereof.
Act to punish frauds or misrepresentations
in the manufacture, analy
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manures in this State.
Act to regulate the appointment and
term of office and deline the duties of
11 Trial Justices in this State.
Act relating to the renunciation of
! dower by married minors.
Act to incorporate the Lockhart
Shoals railroad company.
; Act to incorporate the Anderson and
! Port Royal railroad company.
Act to incorporate the West End rail:
! WAY mmDanv.
; Act to incorporate the River and Sea
[ coast railway company.
[ Act to incorporate the Little Bluff,
p Kaemont and Maxton railroad company.
i Act to incorporate the Highland
Act to charter the Bennettsville and
1 Gibson Station railroad company.
j Act to incorporate the South Caroli'f
| na Seaboard and Western railway.
* j Act to incorporate the Spartanburg
5: Clifton and Glendale railroad company
5 j Act :o incorporate the Greenwood
- j Edgefleld and Atlantic railroad com
- I pany.
,! Act to incorporate the Charleston
. i andSejU^Mteriroadcompany.
THE POSTMASTER KILLED.
A 2Il*sJLssippi Republican Shot by the j 1
3Ian he Sought to Slurder
\rw\r-PTTTs; Tpnn.. Tinr. '2r>.?Asneciall
to the Appeal-Avalanche from Carroll- j ton.
Miss., says : "A fatal tragedy oc-; j
curred on the principal business street
in this town to-day at 12 o'clock noon, =
in which John Prentiss Matthews, the
Republican postmaster at this piace, *
wa3 killed by W. S. McBride, wealthy i
and prominent youns druggist here, i
Matthews was walking toward the dru? j
store of McBride & Co.. armed with a j
Winchester ride, when McBride stepped t
fy r?/%/T tViQ f O 101 ftlmt
IUWUIU 1111JL1 tint* m k,\j. tuv/ Alibi** W4AVW
while Matthews had his gun uplifted 1
and was preparing to shoot McBride. '
On last night Matthews had an alter- *
cation with McBride at the postoffice.
McBride went to the office after hi*
mail, and Matthews began cursing and ^
abusing him, which led to a personal ;
encounter. This hostile feeling was re- ;
newed this morning bj Matthews appear- I
ins on the streets armed with a Win- i
Chester rifle, with a large pistof on him, <
whooping, cursing and threatening to
> kill joung McBride. lie paraded the I
streets several hours this way untill he
was placed under arrest by the Sheriff. '
He wa* carried before the Major ari'd
released under bonds for his appearance
Alter few a minutes he went dosr,u the
street toward the drug store, /where he
was killed. > i
lie has rendered himself v^ry odious
to the people of this commuMy by his
offensive conduct while h^Radbean
here as the carpetbag post^^^^^^e
j assaults and battery, and other oflensrs. ,
He took possession of a passenger train ;
ou the Georgia Pacific Kailroad while
drunk, and was only conquered by the j
porter and conductor beating him down 1
and disarming him, for which he is now :
under indictment in the Courts of Web- i
ster and this (Carroll) County. His
administration of the office has 1
j Deen rnueraoic. ALcxmuc is u
peaceful and quiet young men, industrious
and popular, and public senti- 1
ment is highly in bis favor because he
was goadeiTinto the difficulty by Matthews's
Foraker's Deep Laid Plot.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 20.?Both
of tiie great leaders of Ohio Republicans,
Sherman and McKinley, have reached a
stage at which they must make a desperate
fight for their very existence. There
are powerful forces at work to destroy
them both, and the country will watch
the contest with interest. The State
Legislature of Ohio, which is to be elect
ed next Fall will choose a successor to
Senator Sherman, aud at the timethatt
is elected a Governor will also be chosen,
Senator She-man will be again in the
saddle, and so McKinley.
it will be apolitical life or death struggle
for both, for unless they are successful
both will sink back into the cbscurity
of private citizenship. Both will meet
bitter opposition form the same source
?the men who were lately the followers
of Governor Foraker. These men have
an oath bound organization within the
Republican party, with branches in sixty-seven
of the elghtv-eight counties of
the State, and a meeting of the leaders
nf t.his organization was held in Coluni
bus a few days ago to formulate plans
for the accomplishment ot their purposes,
the beginning of which is the
defeat or both Sherman and McKinley.
They concludcdto kill otT cne with the
other. They decided to divert the attention
of the masses of Republicans from
McKinley, who is generally named as
die man who ought to be nominated for
Governor, by springing the name oi Senator
Sherman for the Governorship, wi th
the design of so dividing the opposing
forces as to open a way for a man of
1 hoir .urn
Within last few days, consequently,
a great deal has been said and published
~as to the propriety of Sherman
rounding out his political career as Governor
of his native State, which he has
served so long. This kind of talk had its
origin at this meeting, and goes on without
the ap .roval of Sherman.
The next thing to do was to select. a
candidate?a real candidate?for the
Governorship. The Foraker men settled
upon Major Morey of Hamilton, who
represents the Seventh District in the
present House ofR presentatives. Major
Morey was in Columbus while the
meeting was held, although he was not
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a b LIl'J '' CiC ouui U4vw vm
from Washington by a telegram, and
was met at the depo by a delegation,
who had a conference with him and obtained
his full assent to the scheme.
General Asa Bushnell was the favorite,
but it was feared that his connection
with the $35,000,000 harvester combine,
which is looked upon with great disfavor
by the Farmers' Alliance, would be a
serious handicap to him. So Major
Morey was nominated. The candidate
for the Senate against Sherman was not
determined upon. But it was agreed
that the organization should take care
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mat Llie n^Ub men ouvuiu I/U viw>v.
A warm friend of Senator Sherman
who is here from Ohio tonight says that
Sherman had thought to retire trom public
life at the close ot his present term,
and would have done so had he not been
made aware of the plans of the plotters.
Then he concluded that he would make
another race just to vindicate himself
and prove that he was not to be frozen.
Jadjo Simpson Dead !
Columbia, S. C., Dec. 27.?The announcement
of the death of Chief Justice
William Dunlap Simpson at his resiI
dence in this city at 7:30 yesterday
I Cfailnpa ufoc rpppiv
morumn, ltUUi Ileal t lauuiv, .vv...
ed with profound .repressions of sorrow
throughout the community. It was not
even kuown generally that the Chief
Justice had beeu ill at all, consequently
the news came as a great shock to almost
every one that heard it. .
Judge Simpson was taken ill with
. what was apparently only an attack of
indigestion on Sunday night, but was
not regarded as ill enough to inquire the
services of a physician until Christmas
, Day. at which time he appeared to he
so much worse that his family physician,
ur JD. >> JL iljr 1UI ?l UO I i
^ summoned to his bedside. Everything]
that was possible was doncTo restore
him but lie was then sinking. lie retained
consciousness almost to his last
moments, and when he knew that the
end was near bore himself with the
' calmness and fortitude which had al]
ways characterized his life.?Register.
Knjiines and Bftllars.
. 1 Attention is directed to the adver!
fiop^.pnt of Talbott & Sons, to be found
,"in another part of this papsr. The
South Carolina branch is located at
I Columbia, with Mr. V. C. Badnam in
i charge. ^ ^
^^^ie/?Slbo?| Kit was one of the
H^hotable a^HPrecect State Fair,
insisted of a handsome 20-horse
working the machinery in the
Hieiy Hsil. lUiy
Ht the Tsibott works
Its high finish, its
Hdesign, gave it great
Bvoked many words
Higine took the first
H stationary engines,
Hp groui i '.s.
Hbuiid only th*? highBQHHHHraHH^y,
unci tieir exH^^thesati9iac
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
'im Roi T)r. DIxou Sara it Is the Great
Event of thii Generation.
Rev. Tom Dixon in his sermon in
s'ew York last Sunday eulogized the
Alliance movement as follows:
The real sensation of the year 1S90
s the advent of the National Farmers'
Alliance and Industrial Union. It
s the resistless movement of millions
mder the oppressions of centuries. Its
notive power is social, economic, reigious
and political. The advent of
iliese embattled hosts is me most, pregiant
event of this generation. It is
;he beginning of a revolution that will
shake this continent and move the
The irst time they gathered rouud
:he ballot box was the 4t.Ii day of last
November. They polled between two
and t) ree million votes, elected the
Groveri or of three stated, sent forty
tneii to Congress and scared the life out
d' hundreds they did not send.
Wha:is the moral meaning of this
?reat v orement?
. 1. It :s the protest of the patient burden
b< arers of the world, who have
toiled ' hrough weary years struggling
beneat'i the wrongs of economic and
politic J superstitions. In America
the tar .ners have literally become the
k^oci-c >f burden of the nation. Their
busin-?'ts has been to feed over G5,000,000
pet pie, together with the hosts of
the olc world, with the products of the
year's r'ork, and through the winter
eke O'; : a miserable existence wrestling
w:th their mortgage,cyclones and
floods. While they are doing this, we,
their cops fifty times before they are
plant- i and charge old "Hayseeds"
with 1 our losses.
The juestion is whether these men.
the fr ast of the free, the authors of
the country's liberty, shall assert their
rights md obtain justice, or degenerate
into t:;e condition of tenants and serfs.
The condition of labor in all other industries
have undergone marvelous
development ana cnanges in me paso i
bundr id years. The farmer works under
th same stern conditions, perishing
in the midst of boundless prosperity,
for others. He has determined to
effect ;i change in these conditions, and
readjust himself on a living basis to
the new civilization.
2. This movement means the education
of the masses, as masses?of the
farmer as a farmer. It means the assertion
of the manhood of the Nation.
This is real education. The accent of
our education has hitherto been to get
on, "to rise." "We have been taught to
climb or.t of the humble sphere in
which we >. ere born into some so called
higher sphere. The smith learns to
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despise nis anvii, ctuu cuc uuunu^^i
to look with contempt upon the plow.
They rise to "higher" things. They become
lawyers, and doctors, and preachers.
and bankers, railroad men and politicians.
We now hare fully eight million
men in this country educated to be I
Presidents of the United States. We j
only need about a dozen Presidents in ;
a hundred years?an awful waste of:
raw material! I
The farmers are learning and teach- j
ing it to their children, in this organi-1
zation, that the farm is as sacred, as
noble, as honorable as that of any
sphere in life. Women too are admitted
t:> the Order. Well they may.
There are more farmers' wives" in the,
insane asylums of America than any
other class. They have actually recognized
the fact that women are human
A reporter once asked an old farmer
in the West what he thought about the
questi on, "Is marriage a failure ?" He
replied, "What,marriage? "Well, let's
see. There's Luclndy gits up in the
mornin,' kindles the lire, milks six
cows, starts four children off to school,
tends to three others, skims twenty
pans c'milk, feeds the hens, likewise
the he zs, looks after some motherless
sheep, gits breakfast, washes up the
dishes, sets dinner, etcetera?why, man,
doyoi think I could hire anybody to
do all that for what she gits? Not
much. Its a great success, sir!" Ah!
these lat.ient, sad faced, weary millions
of wo nen! The pathos of their lives.
They have entered this organization
with <heeks flashed with hope, many
of the n for the first time in iife. May
God 1< ad and bless them!
3. 'his movement means co-operation
a 3 against competition.
It h In this principle of Socialism
that i. te Order has its strongest foundation
. They are pledged to co-operate
with? ach other in the production of
econc> aic goods, and not only so, but
to co operate in the distribution of
these ;oods. The Alliance stores for
suppJ.es are a prominent feature of
their vork. These stores contain the
germ dea of the great Industrial Coopera'
ive Societies cf Workingmen in
Great Britain. They are asserting in
life tL e principle, that it is better for
men i > tight for each other than against
one aaother. They are learning the
secret of associated powers that in
unioL there is strength. It is in the
light >f this fact that we solve the apparen
. paradox, that while they cry
out against trusts and monopolies, in
the same breath demand that the Government
press its functions to the very
verge of State Socialism. These cries
innnnei'etont ThftV arfi the
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assertion of fundamental principles.
They recognize the important fact that
government is not something separate
from the people, but when normally
administered, is simply the people
governing themselves?that it is not a
power to be forced, but a power to be
utilized for the happiness of all.
4. The Organization means Brotherhood.
It is a fraternal and benevolent
Order with principles of love and fraternity,
wide as ttie world, universal
as the rose.
The 5th and 6th article in their St.
Louis Declaration of Purposes.
A second Declaration of independence
8. To constantly strive to secure entire
harmony and good will to all mankind,
and brotherly loye among ourselves.
6. To suppress personal, local, sectional
and national prejudices, all unhealthtul
rivalry, and selfish ambition.
An ideal as high as Heaven?an echo
of frhe life of Jesus of Xazareth. They
have determined to'bear one another's
burdens and so fuHl the law of Christ.'
They pledge themselves to alleviate
i suCeriDg and pain, to care for the
j widow? and educate the orphans of
I their ' dead. This is climbinur the
I heights of life. This is pure religion
They have gone into politics not beI
i-jiisp thev area political organization.
They have been forced to gcr into politics
because their principles were
social, economic and religious. All
social and economic questions have become
political questions, and all political
questions are religious. The political
arena is where all the great questions
of to-day and to-morrow must be
fought and settled. Let no man deceive
himself by believing thai, this organization
is but a passing episode in
politics. Kemember its foundation is
not primarily political, but social and
econcmic. It is the embodiment of
I or?nc moral ideas- it is the movement
1 of a evolution. It will not go backj
ward May God give its leaders wisdom,
London, Dec. 24.?A letter received
from a Russian exile at Seurich, charges
j thatophie Gunsberg, a nihilist, whe
was c jndemned to death for being concern-:
I in a plot against the life of the
czar, :ias been subjected to torture in
prise i, and that her cries were heard b\
other prisoners, who managed to make
the : .ct known. The object of the pei
> x. 1 1 ?
| secu ions is supposea w ua,vt uccu ^
Lobte: 1 revelations regarding other ac
Oolainns of Soma Congressmen on tue
Washington, Dec. 24.?The cnarges
made by Senators Spooner and Ingalls
that the south suppresses the uegro vote,
but retains its increased representation
gained by his enfranchisement, has led
ro considerable discussion among the
Democrats relative to a proposition to
disfranchise the negro.
Senator Butler, of South Carolina, is
leading the movement. lie intends to
introduce a joint resolution providing
for the practical repeal of the fifteenth
amendment, or the disfranchisement of
the negro. He says the south is willing
to loose her representation gained by enfranchising
the negro to elimlatehim
from politics, but he does not believe the
Republicans vriA accept it in spite of
thCil ravines of the south holding her
representation and suppressing the negro
"I shall tell the Republicans," he said,
'that they will not dare vote for such a
measure, and I shall also tell them that
on the contrary I will give it my hearty
Senator Pugh. of Alabama, said the
south w ould not hesitate to give up any
representation based on the negro vote,
if by so uoing we could forever eliminate
the negro as a political factor.
"Thi? " caiii ha i'q r.h?-' nnl versfl.1 SPP.
timent of the southern peopie. But I
know of no way to eliminate the negro,"
he continued, "except by repealing
the fifteenth amendment, This
amendment was adopted as safeguard
for the negro. The amendment had
demonstrated that suffrage, instead of
protect ng t he
1^enaVjr Vance, of Xorth Carolina, is
opposed to the proposition. He says
the whites of the south have nothing to
gain by abridging the negro's right of
suffrage. The negro without su if rage
would l?e an incubus upon our material
prosperity. They would be without
responsibility, and, as such, a dangerous
element in the community. We
are gradually working out this race
problem to a happy solution. A few
years more and we will have solved it
completely. As the negro acquires
property lie becomes a better citizen,
lie then becomes as desirous of good
government as his white neighbor. In
North Carolina we are satisfied with
the existing social and political condi-;
Gen. Catchings, of Mississippi, said
the elimination of the negro from politics
by disfranchisement, would be a
happy solution of the race problem.
Public sentiment in Mississippi, he believed,
would favor this solution.
Col. Gates of Alabama, was the first
man to propose this solution, in an interview
over a year ago. He still favors
Mr. Mills, of Texas, said:
"The i-tepuuiicans woum never uuuI
sent to the disfranchising of the negro,
even though the southern representa;
tion was decreased thereby. If you
J eliminate the neero vote the Democrats
| would control the government by an
overwhelming majority. If the negro
vote was eliminated Ohio, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa and other states would be
Democratic, for the simple reason that
the Republican majority in these states
is less than the negro vote. I believe
the same could be said of Michigan, Connecticut
lion. Henry B. Brown, of Michigan,
was nominated for associate justice of
the supreme court, vice Miller, dead,
He is judge of the Eastern District
court of Michigan.
Kobbery of Walterboro.
Walterboko. S. C., Dec 27.?The
express otlice at this place was broken
into and robbed of over $400 last Wednesday
night. Simon Wasson, the night
watchman or the depot, says he was sit
tins in a cab alongside the depot ana
that about 12:30 o'clock he suddenly
heard a suspicious noise in the vicinity
of the exprese ollice. Taking his shotgun
in his band he stepped out upon the
platform and advanced in the direction
from whence the suspicious sounds proceeded.
He had made but a few steps
forward when he was ordered to halt and
throw up his hands. Up they went, for
at this raomeDt he was covered by two
revolvers in the hands of two masked
men. Simon says they were ''White
Caps." While the two k;gentlemen"
on the platform held Watchmen Wasson
in this position, three others entered the
express office on the opposite side by
breaking open a window. They then
proceeded to the safe in the corner of the
buildinj and soon succeeded m hammering
it open. The theivei, having securi
ed the ?400 which they found in the safe.
! permitted Watchman Wasson to trarel,
while t ie}' took the opposite end of the
, road. They left something over $100 in
I cash, t*vo gold watches, etc., in the
j drawer which was not touched, the pari
ties being evidently frightened away be
lore tncy corapietcu tueu w vtu uuuu^u
the itrong protest of the watchman.
They left hurriedly, leaving some money
scattered on tha floor.
Th? Lame Walk.
Pitiful indeed Is the condition of
those who ?;re confined to their beds or
chairs unable to walk. How grateful
all such must feel when they recover
from their helplessness. 13. B. 13.
(Botanic B'ood Balm) has made more
than one lame person happy.
Mrs. Emma Griffiths, Lnitia, Tenn.,
writes: "j>iy ntuc uu) uau ooiv/xum
bad his knees were drawn up and his
knees stiff, and he could not walk. He
derived no benefit from medicines until
I tried B. B. B. After using it a short
time only, he can walk and has no
pain. I shall continue its use."
Mirtle M. Tanner, Boonville, Ind.,
writes: "I had blood poison from
birth. Knots on my limbs were as
large as hen's eggs. Doctors said I
would be a cripple, but B. B. B. has
cured me sound and well. I shall ever
nralsR the dav the men who invented
r- - ?
Blood Balm were bcm."
A Severe Drouth.
Chicago, Dec. 31.?The Farmers' Review
says: "A severe drouth prevails
over a "large section of the wheat-producing
States. The country thus affected
includes nearly all of Illinois, twothirds
of Missouri and half of Iowa.
About one-third of Indiana also forms a
part of the dry region. The effects of
the drouth are felt far more severely in
Illinois Ulan III an; yuivi
ports from ninety Counties show that
only twenty have seen a fair water supply.
The next greatest sufferer is Missouri,
where seventeen correspondents
report a sufficient supply of moisture
and thirty-five a lack, especially of surface
The professional "inashera," those of
the real .lady-killer kind, have become
such a nuisj'inceiu Pittsburg as to elicit
an order concerning them from the inspector
of police, '^he inspector says he
has "actuhly grown sick and tired of
hearing complaints at police headquarters
daily of the doings of these
! barnacles on respectable society." Sat
urday evening last there were jusc
nine complaints made at police headquarters
a sout ladies being'insulted by
so-called mashers who had posted
themselves on the postoilice steps.
Therefore the inspector has issued an
, order to the police that the masher and
corner-loafer, the statue and postoilice
, lobby loiterer will hereafter have to
give a good account of themselves, or
they will be gathered in the net.
Fell One Hundred and Thirty Feet.
> Piiila?::lpiiia, Pa., Jan. 1.?Robert
Sincox,30 years old, an engineer employ;
ed at the city liall, while watching the
i .New Year's parade this morning from
-v .4.? "-I'-uimr in th? htiildincr.
tte si>:iu slui v Vr xuuv m -a- ? ^
slippel and fell to the pavement beneath.
13u feet. Although frightfully
. mang.ed when picked up, he was &>tiD
alive, but died in a few minutes after
reaching the hospital.
TRIED TO CUT OUT HER TONGUE.
Sho Beard a Sermon on Scandal and
Brooded Over It Two Long.
New York, Jan. 5.?While sufferin?
from temporary insanity, caused
partly by a protracted illness, but particularly
by a religious craze, Mrs.
Catherine Thrope, aged forty years, livt?/\(S*AMn
r\ C T^taa!.
ILiy 111 tilt: JLUOl/UlU X/iSllll.1/ VI JJI Wftij i-i,
made a determined effort yesterday to
kill herself. The weapons she used
were a pearl handled penknife and a
pair of scissors. She failed in the attempt
so'far as immediate results are
concerned, but the attending physician
entertains grave fears that her efforts
may eventually prove successful.
She no w lies at her home in a critical
condition with her left breast and throat
cui, while her tongue is torn into shreds.
A small piece of the toague is missing,
she having cut it off in her frantic attempt
Mrs. Thorpe, who lives with her husband
on Vermont Street, at Ridgewood
Heights, became ill some time ago. Before
that she was a regular church attendant,
and some days before she was
obliged to take to her bed she heard an
impressive sermon on "scandal." Left
alone while sick, she must haye pondered
on the sermon. She has not an
enemy in the world, so her husband
says, and all her neighbors apeak well
OI ner. j.\eyermeiess, sue ap^ateuuv
thought that she must have at one time
said something derogatory of her neighbors.
This idea, hastened bv the illness,
made hp.'-, &s rcletermiinatf*1
-fercut her tongue, so that It could offend
no one auain or give cauce for scandal.
The fact that alter cutting her throat
and stabbing herself, she tried deliberately,
with a pair of scissors, to cut off
her tongue, would tend to corroborate
A series of piercing shrieks startled
several pedestrians on V ermont street i
shortly before noon yesterday, and they
rushed in the direction of the Thorpe j
residence, on the stoop of which they
saw a woman frantically wringing her
hands and appealing for assistance. In
one of the rooms another woman, who
proved to be Mrs. Thorpe, was slashing
her body with a pair of scissors and pen-,
The neighbors who responded to the
cry of alarm rushed into the house, and
after a lierce struggle with the demented
i ?> /J J cr? fminrr Vior
Wdiuau, SUCUCCUCU IU u?aiiuiuj .1VK
Owing to the length of time Mrs. Thorpe
had been left alone and the extreme
violence she had used, the floor and
walls were covered with blood.
Iu the struggle with her rescuers, Mrs.
Thorpe exhausted ail her strength, and
sank to the floor unconscious, with
blood flowing freely from half a dozen
wounds in her neck and breast.
A policeman of the Seventeenth Precsnt.
who had been attracted by the woman's
screams, left his post and entered
imnsp T-Tfi sent out an ambulance
call, which was responded to by St.
Catherine's Hospital. Dr. Whalen accompanied
Meanwhile some one notified Dr.
George Law of Pennsylvania and Atlantic
Avenues of the occurrence, and he
assisted the ambulance surgeon in dressing
the woman's wounds. She was not
taken to the hospital, but remains unguarded
except by her husband, at her
house. Being outside the city limits,
the case does not come under the jurisdiction
of the authorities of the Eastern
The instruments with which the woman
endeavored to end her life were
taken to tne seventeema jrrecmi;i police
station. The police or the woman's
husband can assign no cause for the
deed, excepting her temporary derangement
or, as stated, her religious motives.
Snow Two Miles Deep.
Xew Yokk, Jan. 5.?"Yes, I have
been in a country where the snow is two
miles deep," said X. B. Lazard, a mining
expert ffom Tombstone, Ariz., at the
Palmer House yesterday. Mr. Lazard
was in the East during the recent snow
storm, and was talking about what people
in Pennsylvania called blizzard.
"They thought the two-foot fall of
snow was something to talk about,"
continued the visitor, "but if they would
visit Alaska about two hundred miles up
the Yukon river they would find snow
that for miles is so thick that the banks
almost reach the skies. If it keeps on
accumulating as fast as it has during the
last ten years, scientific men will not
be able to say truthfully the earth is
"1 was in Alaska in the Consonllake re
gion, in 1885, and that year the snowfall
was quite heavy. Snow that falls there
remains, for it never melts. A prospector
named Jim Thomas was with me
that trip, and one beautiful morning he
fell from a glacier about one hundred
feet. The fall broke both of his legs
one of his arms, and crushed in several
ribs, besides injuring him internally.
He was conscious when I reached him,
and he told me that he knew he was going
to die. He begged me to see that his
mother and sister in the East received
all the property he had left in Harrisburg.
1 promised, and have fulfilled the
trust. Just before he died he asked me
to pray for him, and for the first since I
I had knelt besides mv mather when a
little boy," I got down "on my knees and
asked God to receive the soul that was
about depart. I prayed as I have never
since, and I meant all I said. There was
a smile on poor Thomas' face when I
said "Amen," and with a most peaceful
expression on his countenance, he
breathed his last. I buried him in the
snow, and to-day, if his body could be
~ 1 T 1 ^/\lr 00 r>ofnro 1
I0UI1U X KI1UW IL >VUIUU lwa c*s? XJ.mvmj.MA
as the moment he died?peaceful expression
PoliOM?d by a Cat.
Willman, la., Dec. 31.?A strange
case of poisoning occurred near here,the
other day. Harry Yoder, aged three
years, saw his pet cat catch a mouse,
lie took the mouse from her and began
playing with it. An hour afterward he
became deathly sick, his eyes swelled so
that he could not open them and he
suffered terrible agony. Mr. Yoder fortunately
returned home about that time
and knew the boy had been poisoned.
He gave him a quantity of sweet cream
to drink and sent for a physician. After
tu-pntv hours of dreadful suffering the
boy was saved. The doctor explained
the case as follows: The cat in its battle
with the mouse threw out a poisonous
tluid, which the boy afterward got on
his hands from handling the mouse.
Rubbing his eyes and putting his lingers
in his mouth carried the poison to his
system. The bite of a cat is not poisonous
under ordinary circumstances, but
when it is after a mouse for dinner it is
as deadly as a rattlesnake.
The Failures of 1890.
Xew York, Dec. 31.?The business
failures occurring throughout the
I f<->r thp. pnti^e vear 1890. as
uu?u\.o ~ ^
reported by It. G. Dun ?& Cos Mercantile
Agency, are 10.907 in number, being but
25 greater thau in the year 1889. The
liabilities, however, show a very large
increase over 1889, being 8189,000,000
against SI48,000,000, an increase of over
840,000,000, the largest liabilities since
1884, when they amounted 8225,000,000.
In Canada, failures for the year 1,847 in
number, against 1,775 the year previous.
! The liabilities are 818,000.000 in 1890,
i against 814,000,000 in 1889.
Tiie Columbia Register says Attorf
n Patio has rpr>??ivfid informs*
IICJ' UC.U.CX CiA JL V UMU WW w. ?
tion that certain large New York capi|
talists are ready and willing to refund
1 the State debt on advantageous terms.
This would indicate that the outside
world have every confidence in our Stat*
! securities. _
Quay is represeujgdHltang about
-.j ^ whit*
to yieiu to
House and vot^WWii^W^ bill.
TEN THOUSAND MEN TO GO. 1
Effect of the Ccnsclldxtion of the Harves- j
St. Louis. Dec. 31.?It was learned
here to-day that the first official act of
the American Harvester Company of
Illinois, a consolidation of the elghteeu
harvester companies of the United
States, will discharge about 10.000 employees,
whose services are rendered unnecessary
by the consolidation of eighteen
separate and distinct companies into
one monopoly. Teu million dollars per
annum is expected to be saved in wages
alone through this consolidation. Threeliftlis
of the estimated savings iu wages
are said to be realized from the cutting
down of the force of traveling men, and
besides the general decapitation of the
drummers there will be a sweeping discharge
of office men, warehouse men.
skilled workmen and others, which it is
acknowledged by the combination will
throw at least 10,000 men out of employment
at the beginning of the year.
This is made possiblle by the fact that
under consolidation management the
output of harvc-st machinery will be
limited to the gro it plants whose brands
are standard all "ver the world and that
mrtot nf tVir> cnf-.11 nlflnfe* will hf> ?>ilUt
The Minneapolis Company has. it is
said, already closjd down and dischargrd
its force, ana after January 1 many
J others will follow suit.
1 The formal notification from Chicago
j that the American Harvester Company
atfairs is-expecK'd this week. All the
companies are waiting for it. and the
moment it is issi.ad tae grand sweeping
performance wi/i be^inandthe books of
every concern will be closed up to the
date of the actual consolidation. Complete
confirmat jn of the above statements
was obtained to-day from Assistant
Manager Kc-iso ofM. M. Osborne &
[ Co. of this cit}. He said the most
sweeping discnaige wouici De 01 traveling
men. Of every ten now employed
eight would be discharged on January 1.
The new monopoly, which contiols
the output of the hasvesting machinery
of the entire United States and a large
European trade, has a capital of $35,
000,000. It is incorporated under the
AC TllmAto tnrtAim/vnofArO
litW3 Ui J.J.IILI ViO, tllv iUVVlj^VLUUVlW VVMq
Cyrus H. MeCormick, William Deering,
Walter A. Wood. George A. S. Bushnell
and Col. A. L. Conger. Cyrus II. McCormick
is President of the consolidated
company, Walter A. Wood is "Vice
President, and A. L. Conger is General
"A Chamber in Hell."
Louisville, Dec. 31.?The following
recently appeared in the CourierJaurnal:
At a time when the acerbities
of public life yield to the soft influences
of the home and fireside, when the gospel
of peace on earth, good will to men
sends its thrill of generous feeling to the
sternest hearts, when warring neighbors
suspend their rival Interests to drink of
the flowing bowl and drain the loving
cup, and when even the lion and the
lamb lie down in harmony, the Republican
leaders at Washington are to be
seen scowling like beaten demons over
the failure of plans to wreck their country,
or licking their chops with the horrible
glee of cannibals as the prospect
hrj.-rhtonc for thp. realization of schemes
of rapine, conflagration and murder.
II has come to this at last that the Republican
party can no longer hope for
existence by the will of the majority.
It muit erect a machine to defy and set
aside that majority or perish. Hence I
the force bill. Ilence the conversion of'
the blested Christmas season in Con-!
gress into a Saturtanalia of gibbering
greed and hate. Prom feeble Grandma
Hoar, bursting with senile rage, to poor
* 1' - ? ? Canofo I
CFii^V >Yitll lUVy kjvuauv
of the United States presents us a picture
of a Chamber in Hell set apart as
a lunatic asylum for spirits maddened
br partisan hate, and lost alike, to religion
and patriotism ;and it would seem
that there is no use exclaiming: 'kFor#ire
them, Lord, they know uot what
they do," because it is ?. curious feature
)f their insanity that they do.
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missions. The celebrated Chickering j
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for its clearness of tone, lightness of
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Sold on Instalments.
Tiie "Washington Post desires to
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* '' ' - - " Al. A o*-v/-3 APT'\Qr>QQ I
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of organizing a third party when there
are so many second-hand and but slightly
used third parties on the bargain
Mi*. George M. Pullman, the pos
sessor of 850,000,000, recently said when
asked how it feels to be a millionaire:
"I have never thought of that. But
now that you mention it, I believe that
I am no better oil?certainly no happier
than I was when I didn't have a dollar
to my name and had to work from daylight
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This College and Institute for Women raj
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