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|j^VOL, XL\^" " ~ ^ W1NXSB0R0, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1891. - N0 43
HIS IDEAS ABOUT THE DEMANDS OF
THE F-'ARMERS' ALLIANCEI
A Crjinj: Xeid for Money?Opposing
Cleveland 'or His Free Silver Views?
J lie in Opposed to the Sui)-irfananr, i>ui
Will follow His I'avtj.
Oraxoerukg, s. C., May 30.?The
Cotton Plant of last Thursday contained
the following account of an interview
with Governor Tillman:
"I found him quietly sitting in his ofIlice
looking over his mail, lie greeted
me quite cordially, and, farmer like, inquired
about the crops, rains, etc.
"lie was neatly attired, in theconventional
alpaca coat, lie appeared somewhat
stouter than last summer.
"He" remarked that he had gained
four pounds since he l ad neen here, but
that his clean shaven face gave him a
; "Farmer Ben then proceeded to give j
his ideas about the purposes, demands
[ and ideas of the Farmers' Alliance, of j
which be is a leading member.
"It was founded upon the broad principle;
that were expressed and contain- j
ed in the motto of the order: "Fquai
rights to all, and special privileges to!
'He believed tha Alliance was a great
and good organization and that it will
honertt. thH~Horrieultural classes very
much. He had long thought of the
farmers' disorganized condition and
wondered that they got along as well
as they did under the circumstances, for
the manufacturers an.i the capitalists
presented an organized front to th=m.
"The great and crying need of the
day was more money, for there was an
absolute dearth of money in the agricultural
sections, and the circulation
L should be increased as speediiv as posW
sible until it reached 840 or $50 per
"One of the means of increasing it
was the l'ree coinage of silver; this he
believed would be passed by the next
Congress and it' Harrison vetoed it- tna-.
would make it so much the stronger for
a campaign issue in 1892.
"lie strongly opposed Mr. Cleveland,
because of that gentleman's opposition
to the free coinage of silver and also
because his sympathy was with Wall
street and its money."
"A great danger "to the Democracy
was that the nominating convention in
li>92 might Dame Mr. Cleveland as its
standard bearer for the next campaign.
"Ue thought that our farmers, not
only in this State, but all over the countrv
should 20 to work and see that a
delegation was sent from each State opposed
to Mr. Cleveland or any man of
his ideas about money.
"He believed the farmers could control
the Democratic party or influence
its actions and thus press forward their
demands for reform.
"As to the sub-Treasury bill, he says
he is opposed to it personally in its details
and will fight it on the stump if
Deed be. He does not think that after
it is properly presented to the people
they will support it, but if a majority
of the party in South Carolina still continue
to support it. he is Democrat
enoueh to fall in line with the majority.
He does not set himself up against the
majority, nor essay to dictate to them.
He believes that the government should
issue Treasury notes until the volume
is sufficient to" do the business of the
country on a cash basis.
''He also favors the abolition of national
banks and the adoption of a
sound land loan system. In other
words he said that "we wanted more
money, and we didn't care so much how
we got it, just so we did get it.
u2Ie objected to currency being based i
upon coin altogether.
"His idea of a flexible currency was
that it must te one so large that the
monopolists and speculators cannot
control it; shutting: it clown when they
wished and expanding when profitable
to do so.
"He thought that white supremacy in
the South should keep the white people
togetner anu. wiuuu iuc ictu&a vi
'He thought the farmers of this State
should go to work, cot pressing the subTreasury
plan now or quarrelling over
it but depending upon iree silver and a
sound land loan system i'or increasing
the currency, presenting a united front
? ^oiu?.jtoc in cvmn^thv with
5U u:a;/ usitgnita
them, <:S to the reforms demanded,
could be sent to tlie nominating convention
"He -did not see the need for a third
parU?the Democratic party properly
controlled is the party ot tw.e people.
"He favored the oth- r Alliance demands
and wanted it distinctly understood
that he stcod squarely with the
majority niter uie\ uuu uciumt
thoroughly informed. *
"Some reporters that interviewed him
lecently had garbled Ins language
somewhat and "he asked toe writer to
state particularly that what he said
about the 'leaders using the order for
selfish ends,' was intended to have a
"That he did wish to call attention to
the extremists of the West, who wanted
a third party, so that they could get on
the ticket and he warned" the order to i
watch them. His statements had no j
reference whatever to the leaders of
the order in this State, for in the tirst!
place he had the utmost confidence in
them ana uia not ihidk ior a iijuiueiiu
they would do such a thing. And in I
the second, his relations with them are
of the pleasautest nature. He wanted
the people to keep their ryes open *nd
to think?that was the object of the
Wm. C. Wolfe."
Abbeville, S. C:, June Col. Ter-1
reii and Governor Tillman spoke here
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to-clay. ini lormer iiuvoweu mc juutreasury
plan, and Governor Tillman
replied" to him in onposit.on to the
measure in strong and forcible language.
lie challenge Col. Terrell to
meet him at the State Alii; nee to discuss
it with him. Col. Terre'l accepted
the challenge. The sub-treasurer was
given a rather black eye here by the
Governor's strong opposition to it.
There is no mistaking his stand in regard
to this matter. He also spoke
against the third party movement, and
told the people that tht-ir only saiety
was in the Democratic party which alieady
savtd them, lie also contended
that Alliancrmen had the r.ght to clisVw\
tr^-icMrv r\ /\t' A Hi.
LUC OUy v? v*. ?xux~ i
ance meeting?, and that public discussion
was the only way to arrive ac the
Go Tell i hut toihe Marines!
Xew York. May 30 ? A special to the
.Sun frcra Chicago says: )>cnjamin Harrison
wiil not be a candidate for the!
Presidency of the I'Dited States in 181*2.
so said his son Russell in conversation
here on Thursday. Mr. Harrison said
his father would not be a candidate for
re-election, unless the party demand it.
"Should the Republican leaders insist
upon it," continued Kussell, '"then he
will allow his name to go before the convention,
but under no other circumstances.
lie certainly would not be a
candidate if he consulted his family.
Personally he had rather retire to privstft
!if*>_ hut as an ardent partv man
he is willing to observe the wishes of
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THE DECADENCE OF ITALY.
A Gloomy Account of KInc Humbert's
London, May 28.?The Times to-day
publishes a loni; dispatch from its correspondent
in Itome, during the course
nf tvhir-Ji flip nnrresnondent reviews, in
a detailed and elaborate manner, both
the financial and political situation ol the
Italian Kingdom. After presenting a
mass of tacts, the writer referred to comes
to the conclusion that Italy is becoming
gradually reduced to a degraded state,
and that the Italian provinces and communes
are preying upon the State and
slowly driving it into bankruptcy. The
! sentiments of patriotic constancy and
devotion which, from 1S20 to 1$70", won
I the admiration of liberal Europe is, says
I the Times correspondent, giving way to
! an imj ulse of miserable ambittion and to
j indifference to national vitality. The
, Government, he continues, has lost all
I control of the Chamber of Deputies, and
[ its members support or do not support
I the Government's measures as fancy
J takes tbem.
The Deputies interpellate the Government
without regard to the position of
the ministry, which has been unable for
some time past to gather a quorum to-1
gether even on a question possible involving
the fate of the ministry. If a
crisis was to -result m a dissolution of
the Chamber with the party of the Right
in power tne Roman Catholic vote would
most probably be relieved of the ''nonexpedient"
order, (or virtual prohibition
from voting for members of the Cham
ber,) and this would increase the strength
of the ministry. What the strength of
this unknown elemont in Italian politics
may be Is a problem of the highest importance
to Italy. Its exercise of the
franchise, it is (bought, will imply certain
concessions 10 the Vatican.
The correspondent also says that Italian
editorial comments of education, law
and order, Italian enterprise, main wants?
of Italy, international complications,
growing out of the New Orleans affair,
the Mala Vita trials, the Hood of Italian
emigration setting toward North and
South America from lands scantily peo
pled, although among the most iertue on
the globe, the scantiness of woods, the
ravages of floods, malaria, and the paltry
political intrigues by which Cabinets
are made and unmade, ali testify to the
blots which exist ou the national standard
and which require speedy eftacement.
Thev Burned Him to Death.
New Orleans, June 3.?Not until
today did Governor Xichoils receive the
facts as to the lynching of the negro
I named Hampton, in Claiborn parish.
| Last year Hampton was suspected by
his white neighbors of complicity in a
hfior ct-caHnor mzp and thsv went in a
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body one night to his house to chastise
I him. He warned them off, and when
they persisted in the attacK he shot and
killed one of the members of the party.
This dispersed the crowd for the
night* The next clay Hampton was arrested
for the killing. An attempt was
made to enter the jail and lynch him,
but the plans of the mob were thwarted
by the prompt action of the Sheriff.
Hampton got a change of venue and
stood trial for the killing and was acquitted.
He was immediately rearrested
for hog stealing, and fearing that he
would be lynched if he remained in jail
pending trial, he pleaded guilty and was
t sentenced to one year in the penitentiary,
and the lvnchers again were pre
vnented from doing violence to in a.
I They were determined to aveng6 tlie
killing of their 'friend, and waited ani
til Hampton had served out his sentence.
They had him arrested on an
affidavit sworn out before a j ustice of
the peace on the day of his discharge.
Upoii his arrival in Claiborn he was met
by an armed mob, who took him from
the constable and burned him to'death.
The next day nothing could be found
of Hampton except a heap of ashes and
a pair or nanacuits.
Here's a Sad Warning.
Biiuxswick, Ga., May 29.?Rumors
of the horrible end of a young gin well
connected in Brunswick has been
brought to light by the recent convention
of the funerai directors. Reared
by indulgent parents, given thebenelits
of a gooU educational course, this girl
soon developed into womanhood, and
was early allowed the privilege of receiving
callers. Prominent among her
visitors was a young man handsome in
features, but devoid of all moral sense
01 rignt or wrong. mnuenceu oy nis
persuasive tone?, promises of marriage
and her intense and growing love for the
man, the girl soon lost her virtue. She
endeavored uselessly to compel this
man to make her his wife, and Saturday
last, unable to longer hide her
shame, she lied from a loving home and
sought the companionship of fallen
creatures. In their house she died
Wednesday, it is ruiuored, from the effects
of a horrible debHuchery Saturday
night, the details of which are too
sickening for publication. IJer body, it
is said, was procured as a subject for
demonstrating the new process of
embalming oeioremeuuaeruiKers convention
Thursday morning and there
recognized by persons who had known
her in better" days. The cause of her
death has created volumes of talk, and
rumors of an investigation by the grand
jury are flying thick.?Augusta Chronicle.
A Bloody <lay in Kentucky.
Louisville, Xy., JNT:?y 29.?There
were a number of violent deaths in this
State yesterday. Pram ilidulesboro
[comes news of the assassination of
Jamts Turner by Michael I)ineD, labor
| er una raiiroaa uraKeimui, iespcowNciv,
who wore sleeping oil a drunken debauch
in a tent at Cumberland Gap.
in (iarward County, Deputy Sheriff
Parks, of Madison County, wasshctand
killtd by Cannon Roberts, whom he was
attempting: to arrest. In Johnson
county, tbe people don't know whether
Mrs. Albert Evans, a pop Jar young
woman, who was founu aead in a
ravine was murdered or comnattcdsui
cide. Near Ashland two men were
kihed and two others were mangled in
a mill boiler explosion.
A Fata) Carousal.
Chicago, June. ?>.?With a loud
crash, the frame building at No. 1G1
West Jackson street 'oppled oll'its foundations
this al'u-rnoon, burying in the
ruins live voung men who were carousing
under the lirst iloor of the rickety
structure. Three of them were instantly
killed and the other two badly injur?
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ed. The cicaa men were uuuaui
Schwartz. George Schwartz and Johu
Cahill. The injured are George Shine
and Gus Schwartz.
Kecovcred a Villace.
Kaleigii. X. C., May 29.?J udgment
has been rendered in court in favor oi'
James A. Bryan, plaintiff, for the recovery
of James City, a village of one
thousand negroes, across Trent river
from Xewberne. Xegroes were settled
on Aryan's land by Federal authority
in 18S2. and havp held Dossession ever
since. The suit has been pending ten j
years. It is said Bryan will offer terms
of amicable settlement and let the
present population continue their occupation.
j A DUEL WITH SWORDS.
| A SUPPOSED ATLANTA MAN AND AN
AMCTPI4M NHRI FMAM.
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A Pretty Actress is the Cause of Trouble
Between Two Disconsolate lilvale, Both j
I Qavluc Been Kejected, and Chicago Is j
| 1 he Scene of Their Bloody Kncounter.
j Chicago, May 29.?Chicago was the !
; scene of a denouement of genuine ro- J
! mance, with the essential features last I
Monday. A. wealthy nobleman, a disI
inherited son, a beautiful woman a j
| duel and a mystery, iiaron ttudolf Kal- j
! noky de Korospatak, a nephew of j
Count Kalcoky, of Vienna, made his
iirst visit to Chicago about a mouth
ago, registering at Richelieu merely as
'Itudolp Kalnoky. of Xew York.
lie was handsome and distinguished,
appeared to bs possessed of unlimited !
means, and while evidently suffering j
from habitual melancholy, soon became
a favorite with a few to whom he gave I
his friendship. The object of his stay
in Chicago was a mystery to all except!
Manager Carlson, of the hotel, to whom ]
he partially told ms story. ivamoKy,
according to his own confession, was
at one time a staunch defender and a
passionate admirer of the erratic Xatalie.
of Servia, during her sometimes
embarrassing visits to the Austrian
lie had also been a chcsen companion
in the revels -of. iJ^gay young
crown priuce, whose suf&lfoi^orked
all Europe. That event only Ufove^
Kalnoky to wilder dissipations. Seeking
a change in America, he accidentally
met Miss Mattie Atherton, a member
of Duff opera company, during its
last Chicago engagement. She led the
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UcU'Ull il UUICSUI XliC uuw iiviv uuu iu
other cites to wliich he followed her.
She constantly kept before him the fact
that she could never become his wife,
as her heart was already given to one
for whose sake she would shortly end
her stage life.
Kalnoky finally became convinced of
the truth of this, and remained behind
. when the company left Chicago. TeD
I days ago he weakened and made a ilyI
ing trip to Louisville in one last effort
| to conquer tne pretty actress. While
i cwms tn havA met one of his
j numerous rivals, though not tiie successful
one. Last Friday morning he
i returned to the Richelieu having given
up his original idea of following Miss
Asherton from Louisville to Pittsburg.
The same night the man whom he had
encountered in the South, dined with
him at the Richelieu restaurant, the
two seemiug to take a morbid interest
in together drowning their mutual sorrows.
A too free indulgence in wine, how
? J - i /iUn
ever, cjuicKiy enueu uie nicuuiiy vuaiacter
of the meeting. In a parlor a few
minutes after dinner a cry of rage was
heard and then a heavy fall. Kalnoky
had knocked his companion down for
speaking disrespectfully of the woman
he loved. An hour afterwards a friend
of the Southerner appeared with a respectful
note, demanding a meetiog.
Kalnoky at once accepted in a note
which he sent to a friend then stopping
at the llichelieu, and to whom the
OUUCI1C1 O OV/^VUU II 1*^ ivivii vv%.
The meeting took place Monday
morning in Jackson park.. At 9:10
o'clock the adversaries were facing each
other, sword in hand and bared to their
shirts. A moment later the word was
given, and like a Hash the Southerner
commenced. After some sharp fighting
the Southerner succeeded in inflicting
a slight wound in the right leg of
tbe baron. A little later the baron
rx aIawah J n r-1 fTQ rt'K 1 /">V> YM*1 t h P
Lliauc Ck tlOCl juugi:, ?? uitu v??w
skin on the right shoulder of bis adversary.
The latter, however, parried
it admirably, and at this moment, to
the horror "of the seconds, the baron
appeared to slip and literally to fall on
the point of his adversary's sword,
which entered his neck.
A stream of blood gushed from the
wound. The seconds at once stopped
the combat. Baron Kalnoky -was assisted
to an adjoining knoll and his
wound was hastily dressed. After ascertaining
that the result would not
necessarily be fatal, the Southerner and
his friends left the field. Every effort
to identifv this man has failed. With
the exception of Kalnoky he appears
to have been unknown to all concerned.
His appearance, however, leads to the
belief that he is a son of a prominent
citizen of Atlanta, Ga., who is famous
in the South as authority on the code
duello, and who, though quite youn?,
has taken an active part in several affairs
He is known to have boarded a Cincinnati
train on the "Big Four," which
left Ilyde Park station at 9:45 o'clock,
two hours alter the termination of the
combat. Baron Kalnoky's exact whereabouts
is kept, a secret, but, unless ?he
was able to go east to-night, he is still
at-. the residence of his attending ohvsi
cian, or of friends in Hyde I'ark." The
manager of the Kichelieu, while deeply
regretting the affair and the annoyarrce
that it should have become known, is
assured that the young Austrian has
been well cared for, and that his life is
not in any immediate danger.
From conversations with him, however,
he fears that the baron's mispiav
was not a mere accident, but that, linking
himself facing one his equal in
swordsmanship, he took that means of
I honorably ending his life. If this was
the case, Mr. Carlson fears that Kalnoky
may follow the failure of this morning
U? .. a.. .i4 f Am r\f tir\/-vr* Atvn
\jy <i miccuaaiui nMciiiyi* u^H v?..?
A Black Kye for the State.
Charleston, S. C., May 28? The
State received a black eye in the now
: famous Coosaw case to day at Beaufort
Judge Norton decided that the case
jwhich JudgeAldrich had decided the
State could bring in the State Court had
j been removed to the United States
! Court. This was the suit in which Capt.
U. 11. Brooks was appointed receiver by
.Judge Aldrich. Chief Justice Fuller
and Judge Bond will be here next week
and the case will then be argued before
a tun oencn. ine coosa, w peopie *ic
rejoicing over their victory.
Too I.i;; a Lip.
Xkw York, June3.?Willis P. Cauda,
aged 13, residing in Brooklyn, died at
bis home while under the inlluence of
chloroform daring the performance of
an operation. His upp.'rlin had grown
to an abnormal size tnroujjh his habit
! of continually sucking it. An operation
was performed by physicians to remove
some of the excess growth. Chloroform
was administered, and while in an un
concious state the.boy showed signs of
heart failure, The doctors made'every
effort to save his life, but he gradually
grew weaker and iu an hour he was
Fell Dead in the Assembly.
Detroit, May 2s.?Judge Breckinridge.
of St. Louis, ilo., of the commit
j lee oil ineoiugiuui stiuiuaiuo, nuu^ *u
I the midst of a speech iu the discussion
! of the Briggs case this afternoon, fell
j dead with heart disease, and the assem|
bl}: at once suspended lurther action, as
[ well as a banquet tonight.
A HOLD FOR LIFE.
An Insecure Grasp Saves a Man from
St. Louis, June 2.?Two men had a
most exciting ride across the bridge into
Kl- T.rmis. While l^norineer Martin, of
the Jacksonville and Soulheasteru, was
pulling his line across the bridge, going
west, he heard some one shout: "Help,
help, for God's sake, help!" but thinking
it came Irom the shore, he paid no
attention. The train dashed on into the
tunnel, aud the same thrilling cries for
help pursued the excited conductor in
the trip through that mile and a half of
uodersround passageway. At the Clark
avenue exit the train was stopped. A
haggard looking man, with hair nearly
j wmte, lay across me iracK just in iront
of the train. lie had been on the cow
catcher and had lost his hold, managing
to retain his position by clinging t<> a
coupling rod with a strength born of despair.
All across the bri?i<ie and through
the tunnel he was saved from being
ground to atoms .by his insecure grasp
of that bit of iroc. Just then came
another surprise. From under the front
of the engine, right before the drive
wheels, crawled out another man. He
had been crouched in the cow catcher,
and limped from his long ride. The two
strangers were hustled on the engine
and the train moved into the depot.
There they told a strange ta'.e to Passenger
Agent II. A. Suttie and others.
They had boarded the engine at Decatur.
They-had examined it a few mornings
before and found that there was an apertune
to the space within the cow catcher
large enough for a man to creep
t,ac tra^n pulled into Dec
itur one"t>^he men climbed under the
engine and lntoSta^atcher. The other
took his place upon iir~1Ehe train only
makes one stop between Decatur and
St. Louis, and that is Edwardsville. The
mau od the engine gave his name as Edward
Rrooks, and the one in the catcher
as William McGee. They said they came
Tissue Ballots in Rhode Island.
Providence, . R. I., June 2.?In an
election in Lincoln yesterday lor town
officers and councilmen, the Republicans
charge the Democrats with cheating
with tissue ballots. The Republicans
were ahead on the count, but before
the enumeration oi ballots was comiilef.erl
a r>ile of them was discovered
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that had noL been counted.
The pile contained 108 straight Democratic
ballots, printed on tissue paper.
They were rolled together in piles, containing
about ten each, and looked as if
they had been deposited together. The
town clerk and the town solicitor insisted
upon having the 108 ballots counted.
The moderator complied with the request
which materially changed the complexion
of the election.
The moderator sealed the ballots up
and requested the town clerk to take
them. The town clerk refused to do
this, saying the Republicans had charged
tuu l/CUlUCiatb ?ILU uiiCttLUi^ Kiob Jf^ai
while the ballots were in bis custody.
The moderator took- the ballots home
with him, and this afternoon cach party
appeared before the council, when a
long and tedious wrangle ensued over
the recount. The town council counted
all the ballots, tissue ones and all, thereby
countiug in the entire Democratic
ticket. The Republicans will carry the
matter to Court.
Drowned Herself in the Pee Dee.
Georgetown^ -S. C., May29?Mrs.
Staples the wife of Capt. George W.
Staples, nrowned herself at Smith's Mill,
in the Pee Dee. on last Saturday?at
least this is the only legitimate conclu
sion to be drawn from her disappearance
and the circumstances attending it.
She left her house about 10 a. m.. Saturday.
The servant, who saw her leave,
says she was weeping, and remarked that
she was "going for a short walk." Between
11 and 12 a little negro saw her in
the graveyard, where she was still crying.
This was the last seen of her.
About 1 o'clock-her husband became
alarmed and instituted a search, in
which he was generally assisted by a
number of friends and acquaintances.
A note to him was found, bidding him
good-bye and asserting an intention to
commit suicide. On the river bank below
the mills her hat, shoes and handA
n ? C rY"\ oil
iVCiCUlCJ. WC1C J.UUUU, lieu^iug uu < jmun
bush. footprints were observed leading
down into the water ard under the
water! These prints showed more plainly
as the water receeded.
Xo other cause for the rash act can
be assigned than that of temporary aberation
of mind, growing out of continued
illness and a brooding despondency.
She left no children ? The State.
Butchered by Ked Meu.
Los Angeles, Cal.. May 29.?Infor
mation lias been received at army neaaquarters
from military sources at Fort
Bayard, X. M., to the effect that rumors
of Indian hostilities are again current
in that quarter. It is reported that a
man named Whitt'on was killed on Blue
River. Before that a family was killed
on Eagle Creek. These murders are
said to have been committed between
the 1st and 5th of May. Two officers
and twenty men have been sent by the
commanding officer at Fort Bayard to
scout northward from that post to near
Chloride, and other detachments will
be sent out. Men who helped bring in
some of the dead state that the trail of
the Indians leads toward the reserva
Gen McCoook has given orders for
troops from Ports Payard, Apache,
Bowie and San Carlos to make diligent
search in the viciniiy of their posts for
any signs of outlaws and pursue them.
Troops from these posts, with thirty
days' supplies, left on Wednesday to
make the search.
Cluarins; the Town.
Chicago, May 28.?A dispatch from
!!<_> fri/( corc WntrpljinH
VI arv i\ji u. > aiut, n M<
is in a ferment, and a time of greater
excitement was never known there.
Yesterday morning; a committee of
:wu ot' the strikers called upon Paymaster
Parkhurst anil informed him
that he must leave town at once. He
was escorted to the suburbs by the
committee and the last seen of him he
Wis ploding along: the road toward
Ladog. boon after the master mechanic
of Midland and three comrades were
told that they bad live minutes in
which to leave, and were likewise escorted
to the edge ot' the town by a
crowd of strikers and started down "the
Yandalia road. Sheriff ilcCluskey Is
conferring with the strikers.
lind Got a Divorce.
Wichita, Kan., June 3. ? Some
months ago F. Al. JLiruny, a contractor
of Wichita, Kan., went to Denver and
established himself in business
thprp. To-dav he returned to Wi
chita to move his family to Denver anci
was horrified to learn tnat during his
absence his wife had quietly secured a
divorce and gone to Kansas City and
married J. E. Lethorn of To'peka.
33niny says he received no notice of
any divorce proceedings, but on the
contrary his wife wrote to him regularly
under the name of Mrs. Bruny.
THE NATIONAL BANKS.
SOMETHING WRONG IN THE ADMINISTRATION
OF THE LAW.
Developments in the Philadelphia Scan
dal that Indicate Criminal Xeglij;ence
on the Part of Comptroller Lacey and
Philadelphia, Jane 2.?At the close
of to-day's session of the examination
into the failure of the Kevstoce Bank
by the committee ot city council Councilman
Etting. who has taken an active
part in tbe investigation, offered a resolution
that the mayor be requested to
write to President Harrison asking
him to order an investigation ot the
conduct or tne treasury department in
connection with the Keystone Bank
affair, to order the production of all
accounts of the bank and to order the
Comptroller of the Currency, Lacey, to
appear before the committee. Etting
made a most vigorous speech in defence
of the motion. He said:
"I arn sure if we are to have the
national banking" law construed and
acted upon as it has been in the Keystone
case there is very little protection
offered to any depositor. By the confession
of Marsh, in January, and
through no skill or energy on the part
of United States officials, the treasury
deoartment became aware of the Key
stone rottenness, yet for ninety days
thereafter the bank was allowed to remain
open and the city and citizens of
Philadelphia were invited to deposit
their money. It matters not whether
the assets now are more or less. Some
people who had every opportunity to
know the story of the rotten bank had
every chance to 'get out,' while other
people who could not know the story
had every chance to 'get in.' It is the
mcat^ext'raordinary action on the part
of the SeneicI Government that I ever
heard of. Even if our city treasurer
bad been honest he might, for all that
was rinnp hv the United States authori
ties, have continued to deposit, for no
noiice, no inquiry, no warning came to
put him on guard, or any other city
oflicial on guard. The salary of Marsh
was even continued at the bank and
every appearance was held out that the
bank was sound during all this time
that the General Government knew by
confession of its rotteD'iess.
"It is time we should make a move
to right the city's wrongs and impress
upon the authorities ac -Washington
that there must be some very active assurance
of a remedy for these abuses
of power on the part of the General
Smithers ana liicKs, oi. lue committee,
advocated delay and further inquiry
before taking such an important
step. Iiicks said:
"1 am not prepared to put myself in
the position of saying that Comptroller
Lacy's action is suspicious or questionable.
It may be, but we are not quite
ready to declare it so. Let us go a little
further and fix the responsibility first
Let us get experts on the books "of the
Keystone Bank. 1 am quite sure, in
spite of all of Bardsley's deceptions, he
would not have jeopardized 3945,000
and more if he had not been considerably
"Ettiog battled for quick action and
"The Chief Magistrate should be informed
of this infliction upon the people
of Philadelphia of the violation of
the banking law. I am not going to
say whether Examiner Drew or Comptroller
Lacey was responsible, but between
the bank was kept open after
fraud was known officially. Such action
by the Government, If continued,
will be detrimental to the banks of the
city. Here were confessed falsifications
by a former president and the present
president of the bank amounting to
hundreds of thousands. If the law
was properly acted upon no man's
money is safe in any bank. If such a
letter was to go to the President,
backed by the committee of councils
ana citizens, 1 am certain wai; mere
would be an instantaneous production
of the books of the Keystone Bank."
Smithers said that the opinion of the
city solicitor was that the books were
subject to subpoena.
"Every obstacle I can fancy," rejoined
Etting, '-has been thrown in our
way. We can look at the treasurer's
accounts," he went on with a tinge of
sarcasm, and theri exclaimed with a
tremendous bang of his fist on the table,
"we want to look at other accounts
and find out what other men were doing
in those ninety days after the
frauds were known, and while the city
nf Philarielnhia was handincr her mil
Hods into that bank."
One other member of the committeee
voted with Etting and four against
him, so the matter was dropped for the
present. The general impression, however,
is that it will be reviewed shortly.
Paying Teller W. H. Thomas, of the
Keystone Bank, testified to his knowledge
of S925.000 in due bills given by
President Marsh to Treasurer Bardsley
in exchange for State tunds. He said |
another employee and himself were \
kept pretty busy running between the
Keystone and Spring Garden banks
with cash in order to prepare for
the visit of the bank examiner and
show a proper cash balance. An important
point in Thomas's testimony
was that duriDg his six years' connection
with the Keystone Bank, Bank
Examiner Drew "dropped in" about
twice a weeK.
Wateutown, S. D., June 3.?A small,
funnel shaped cloud suddenly appeared
in the south at half-past 3 o'clock this
morning and soon developed iaio a tcrnadc.
1 ortunately it struck the city on
the extreme eastern limit, where the
buildings were shattered, and the wbole
city is thankful to-night that it caine
no closer. Everything that came in its
way was demolished. Three people
were killed at Hazel, sixteen mues
southwest of here, and the storm is said
to have been very severe in the vicinity.
Xo other fatalities have been yet heard
of it. Ileavv rain and hail foilowe.l the
They Give It Up as A Bad Job.
Timmonsville, Florence County,
June 1.?An unsuccessful attempt
to rob the Bank of Titnmonsville was
made last night. The door was opened !
with a railroad crowbar, but after looking
at the safe the burglar concluded to
postpone the job for a season. Xo
damage was done except to the door of
TtTO O +ol*??n UQ oil
LUC I'rtLLii, ctLLU JU\>naj M>.
the valuables were In the safe, which is
buselar proof. ana is securely looked
within an iron fireproof vault.
Tracedy of L?rlnk.
Wheeling, W. Va.. June 3.?The
home of Henry Phillips at Taylorstown
this morning was burned. Phillips his
wife and a. three-year-old-child were
burned to death, and a fifteen-year-old
boy was burned so badly that he died in
a few hours.
PhilliDS had been drinking during the
night-, and it is believed that a lamp was
upset, causing the conflageration. Tho
remains of a beer keg were found between
the charred bodies of Phillips
and his wife.
CROPS HAVE IMPROVED.
Cotton in Some Sections Plowed Up and
Washington, May 30.?The signal
bureau's weather crop bulletin says: The
week has been cool, except in the Gulf
! Strifes, in the unner Missouri Vallev and
on the North Pacific coasl, in which regions
the temperature has averaged
about normal lor the week or slightly
above. Over the central v illeys, on the
Atlanti; coast, aud in ihe lake region
the daily temperature for the week has
ranged from three to ten degrees below
normal, the greatest departures occurring
in the upper Ohio Valley and the
So.iLhern portions of the lake regions.
Excessive rains occurred on the Atlantic
coast from New York Southward
to Florida, a large portion of this area
bavins received over two inc ;es of rain,
the only exception being a small area
in Eastern Xorth Carolina where the
rainfall was less than normal. These
rains occurred in the Eastern portion of
t'je cotton region, including North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and the
greater portion of Alabama, where crops
were greatly in need of rain. Excessive
rains were also reported from Tennessee.
Colorado, the South and West
por' )ns of Kansas, Northern California
and the Southern region. From onefourth
to three-foilrths of an inch of rain
occurred in the interior ot the West Gulf
States, although the drought continues
in Southern Louisiana and Southeast
Texas. Generous showers occurred in
Missouri and the Ohio valleys, while in
the upper lake region anil the upper
Mississippi Valley the r?>nfall ,va$ very
light, the total amount rare y exceeding
one-fcntii ot an inch.
Showers in the spring wheat region of
Miunesota and the Dakotas during the
past week have been li^ht and not well
distributed, and in some localities some
injury has resulted trom drought and
frosta, but crops are doing fairly -.veil
and will be greatly benefited by general
rains in that sectiou to-day and to-morrow.
In the States of the Missouri Valley
the weather was generally favorable for
small grains, bui it was too cold for
corn. The drought in Northeast NebrasKa
has been relieved by generous
rains. In Kansas all crops were improved,
especially wheat, which is well
headed. Prospects are reported as generally
good in Iowa and Missouri; frcst
did little damage: in some sections corn
is bein<? reolanted owiniz to d?.*nase by
cut worms, and m small areas wheat
was plowed under on account of injury
by the Hessian fly. Missouri reports
wheat on an average; meadows never
better, and fruits, except apples, continue
In Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and
Illinois rain was very light and badly
distributed, and cool weather retarded
growth. The effect ot the week was
generally injurious; many farmers in Illinois
are replanting corn on account of
its injury from insects; grasses and grain
are dying in Wisconsin i n account ol
drought, and some fruit is injured by
frosts in Michigan. Indiana and Illinois,
however, report wheat in good condition,
nnrl inrlirations are that the nendlncr
drought will be succeeded by general
rain3 within forty-eight hours.
Crops were greatly improved by recent
rains in Ohio, although frosts injured
fruit in the Kortliera sections. Cool
weather has retarded all growth in
Kentucky, where the outlook is not
promising, and wheat has been iujured
Local showers have given temporary
relief in Tennessee, Arkansas and the
Northern portions Louisiana, but in
localities not so favored cotton has been
injured, and in some sections plowed
up and corn planted instead. In Texas,
where hail injured the crops, cotton has
been replanted, and reports state that
corn, cotton and wheat are In good condition.
Drought continues over the greater
portion of Louisiana, and all crops are
more or less injuried. In the Eastern
portion of the cotton region prospects
are much more favorable, owing to recent
rains, but cool, cloudy weather was
unfavorable, although South Carolina
report crop in good condition. Excessive
rains in central Xorth Carolina, attended
by cold weather, retarded growth,
while the drought continues in uie vicinity
of Wilmington. Some damage also
resulted from heavy rains in Virginia,
where tobacco and wheat on the low
lands were Hooded.
The weather was generally unfavorable
in Xew England and the middle Atlantic
States owing to continued low
temperature and drought, although in
Pennsylvania crops are much improved.
Cloudy and cool weather prevented
rapid growth. Killing frosts in .New
York injured the fruit; berries and grapes
are damaged by drought. Grass is in
poor COUUIUOU 111 ->c;v> XU1.IV auu
England. Tobacco planting is well advanced
in Pennsylvania and in progress
in Xew England.
\Vhite Caps at Cheraw.
Cheraw, S. C.. May 30.?On last
Wednesday a '.vhite man by the name of
Taylor, hailing from Kansas, arrived in
Cheraw accompanied by a young colored
woman, whose name or home cannot be
learned. The couple secured board at a
Last night bet ween 12 and 1 o'clock
a band ot White Caps broke into their
room, took them both out and in a most
:r..i i:?.1 ,i,?
unruercnui iimuuui h^uicm mc wunut
to their bare backs. Taylor plead that
the women was his wife and begged for
mercy, but the White Caps continued
their whipping as lous: as they thought
the pan* could stand it.
Taylor threatened to bring suitagainst
the town this morning, but he has since
lied to parts unknown. The woman has
also left town. Taylor is a line looking
man and a trestle buil ler by trade.
It is thought that the White Caps came
from Marlboro, as Taylor and his alleged
wife came from Bennettsville to Cheraw.
?News and Courier.
Another I*. S Warshl!) Lost.
Sax Fkaxcisco, May 29.?The steamer
Oceanic arrived tins evening: bringing
Ilong Kong advices to May G, and
i Yokohama an vices, to May 15. China
! mails say that the United States man|
of-war Vermont has been suck in a col|
lision with an unknown steamer. Xo
J particulars are given. At Kirin, China,
| April 21, forty ship3 were burned and
| eleven persons lost their lives. As JapI
anese women continue to go abroad for
I immoral purposes, the government has
decided not to grant any more passports
! to neoole of the lower classes.
A Democratic Victorv.
New Haven, Conn., June 3.?The
Supreme Court this morning decided
the "for" ballot case in favor of Morris,
the Democratic candidate for Governor.
This decision favors the Democrats,
and is a point gained by them in
the contest over the Governorship.
A SERIOUS CHARGE.
Made Against the South Carollni Penitentiary
Sumter, S. C., June 3.?The sensibilities
of the citizens of Sumter have seldom
experienced a greater shock than
they have tc-day upon witnessing the
condition presented by a squad of sixty
seven convicts which have been lying
over at the Coast Line depot here, en
route for Columbia. In the whole
batch there is not a single decent suit
of clothes. Jackets, shirts and pantaloons
are in tatters, and nearly all are
bare-footed. Fortunately it is warm
enough for the prisoners to escape actual
suffering on this account.
The squad arrived here from Darlington
about 11 o'clock this morning,
by "way of the C., S. & X. R. II. and will
have to remain till they can be transported
further by the Coast Line.
Thtse convicts have been working
down on the Pee Dee in the construction
of the C., S. & S. road. Their work
being finished for the present, Capt. C.
E. Wheeler, who has had charge of
them, broke ud the stockade at 1 d. m.
yesterday and came over to Darlington.
The sick prisoners were brought in a
wagon; the others walked.
Mr. ?. ii. Baker, bookkeeper for
Louis McLane, wno has charge of the
construction of the road, came along
with the guards, and informed The
State correspondent to-day that one of
the prisoners. "William Gray, died on
the road to Darlington, of typhoid fever,
with which he had been sick for
some time. He was wrapped in a blank
et and buried oil the roadside.
The State correspondent learns that
the'prisoners were fed just before leav-1
ing the Pee and aicer their arrival
in Darlington in the evening, but since
then have been given no food by the
State authorities. They left Darlington
at 7 this morning without having
eaten since ibe night before, and have
had nothing here either for dinner or
supper except what was given in charity
by the citizens of the place, who had
learned of their condition.
The convicts, it is stated, usually sret
meal and bacon furnished them, and
sometimes beef. The food is cooked by
the prisoners, the pots, tc., being kept
in the stockade, and meals are dished
out in pans three times a day. These
things have not been forwarded yet,
and there will be nothing for the men
to eat as long as they stay here, except
what is given in charity.
Mr. iiaker and Mr. Weeks each gave
one of the convicts 50 cents aad sent
him up town to buy a dollar's worth of j
bread. This made the midday meal for j
sixty-seven negro men.
This evening some negroes in the
neighborhood of the depot cooked some
victuals and sent them over.
The people here are horrified at such
a state of things. Nothing of this kind
was ever heard of a year ago, when the
superintendency of the penitentiary
was in other hands, though the same
squad lay over here for some time.
TLe people in Sumter believe in economy,
but not in starvation.
One of the men is a paralytic, and has
been for months, yet he has been kept
at work on the road; two others have
dropsy, and one has a severe wound on
trie knee.?The State.
Almost a Riot.
Springfield, III., June 3.?An extraordinary
scene of w:.ld confusion
and excitement was witnessed in the
lower house of the General Assembly
this afternoon when the World's Fair
bill, which as passed by tne Senate ap-i
pro'priated one" million dollars for the
Illinois exhibit, was acted upon. Efforts
to reduce the appropriation to
8500,000 or 8600,000 were successively
defeated, but on the motion fixing the
amount at 6750,000 it was apparent that
the vote would nearly be a tie. Then
Speaker Crafts (Democrat) voted for
the amendment, and ignoring a Republican
member who wished to change
and vote in favor of the bill hurriedly
announced that the vote had been
closed. Then the House became a bedlam
of shrieking, blaspheming and hurrahing
men, while Crafts coolly declared
that the 8750,000 amendment
had been adopted, 76 yeas to 73 nays.
In the face of a terrific storm of protest
the Speaker would listen only to a
motion to adjourn and calmly declared
the motion carried. Members were
now yelling and running about like so
many Comanches. Halt a dozen made
a rush for the speaker to drag the
"Czar." as they called him from the
caair, uux were iuiuiuij jj.ciu uj uio
friends. More than one legislator
reached for his revolver and a riot
seemed inevitable. Mclnery, of Chicago,
Democrat, at this moment jumped
to the Speaker's stand and shouting:
"We'll reconsider it to-morrow," finally
succeeded in bringing about a truce.
It is expected that another outbreak
will take place to-morrow.
They Die Together.
^Galena, 111., June 3.?For some
| lime a strong atutcumem, u<tu ca^icu
between Miss Ada P. Townsend, a handsome
young girl of wealthy parents, and
Elmer Foster, a farm hand, both of
whom reside In liush township. Like
the course of all true love, this one did
not run smooth, but had in it many
rocks aud bowlders, the largest of which
was the objection of the girl's parents to
their marriage. Clandestine meetiogs
were the only consolation left the young
The opposition to their marrisge grew
stronger as the attachment between the
two seemed to increase, and the hope
of a happy union grew sadly iainter in
the vouthfui breasts as the days went
on. They talked the matter over be
t.veen tnem, auu uuauy uisappjiui*
merit gave way to despair, and they
determined to end their misery with their
Last night Elmer engaged a carriage
and took Miss Townsend out for a ride.
This was their last pleasure trip together.
They talked the situation over,
and after discussing the slight prospects
nf thp.ir marriage ever being oonsum
mated concluded to die together.
They returned from their drive at a
late hour. The rest of the family had
retired, the parents with the impression
that their daughter was in her room up
stairs. At the usual hour in the morning
the girl's mother went to her room
door to call her to breakfast, and not
receiving an answer the door was broken
A horrible spectacle met her gaze.
T ?1- ? ^ V* /\ woo f ho
| lij'iiiij sireicueu UJJVU uic tuv
corpse of young Foster, while on the
iloor, where she had fallen in her agony,
was that of her young daughter. Their
death had been caused by strychnine,
which they had procured for that purpose.
Youthful Train Wrecker*.
Waterbury, Conn., June 3.?Early
this morning the police arrested Charles
Donnelly, aged 11, and Michael McLaughlin,
aged 10, on the charge of attempting
to wreck the noon express on
the New York and New England liail
ru?tu yesieruav. xuo wja
sayiDg they only did it for fun. In the
Police Court tbis morning both were
sent to the reform school until they are
21 years of age.
CHARLESTON'S MUDDLE. Ml
DEPUTY SUPERVISOR WiLLlAMS PRO- ^j!f|
CEEDS WITH HIS WORK. Si
Sap^i-vlsor Cantwell Also Opens His Of
flee and Registers Names?He Will
Ficht for His KIchts to the Bitter End?
Where Will It End.
Charleston, S. C., June 1.?The appointment
b7 Governor Tillman of Mr.
G. W. Williams as deputy supevisor of
registration, to succeed Mr. Cantwell,
which appointment Mr. Williams received
through the hands of Mr. M. F.
Tighe, of the Xews and Courier, at 1
o'clock this morning, created much comment
in the city to-day.
Mr. Williams was the last man who
would have been expected to receive
the appointment, and the supposition is
general that the Governor appointed
him because of the fact that the registration
books were already in his possession.
Early this morning a small-sized
crowd gathered around the office of the
supervisor iu the tireproof building,
but the doors were not open. A short
while after 9 o'clock Mr. Cantwell appeared,
but went directly to his desk
in the county commissioners' office. He
refused to answer questions put to hitu
bv those waiting.
Soon after a notice was posted on the
door of the Registration office, stating
A.1 J. 4.1^ ~ ~ J U* ? A ^4 iU?
luai uic uuuits wuuiu ue upeueu me
market hall. Thither the Waiting crowd
drifted, and found Mr. Williams seated
at a table with the registration books
lying before him. In a short time he
was surrounded by a largy number of
Mr. Wiiliams stated to a reporter that
he has been considerably surprised by
his appointment. "I received a dispatch,"
he said, '-during last evening,
stating that a special messenger would
leave by the evening train, but I did not
know that I had been selected by the
Governor as deputy supervisor until the
messenger arrived, early this morning'.
The* nr/ipr (if thp dnvprnnr rtplivftrinsr
the books to me was positive, as you
see, and there was no trouble in open
ing tLe office here."
Mr. Cant well later opened the office of
Supervisor of .Registration in the fireproof
building, and when a reporter en- /t
tered he was engaged in takug down / ^
names of persons who applied for certi- /
ficates. Xot having the necessary docu- /
ments he promised to forward them as
soon as received. j
Mr. Cantwell stated he was acting by
advice of counsel, and intended to fight
the mstter to the bitter end. He said
that he had qualified about 100 applicants,
andthache would go right ahead
rperiston'no- who wer#> entitled
Opinion is divided as to the stability
of Mr. CantwelTs position. His bold >
move is the most fruitful topic of conversation
around town. During the day ? -m&s
Mr. Williams issued 241 certificates.
Measures Rather Than Men
Washington, May 31.?Senator ColmViA
U Art KAAn "?V* \T rtlTf
qui to, kjl vjcuigia, wiiu aoo uccu x^cnr
York for three weeks, is at the Metropolitan,
oq his way home. He has been
in conference with Xew York politicians
regarding the approachine campaign
in that State, and has counselled
them to discuss measures rather than
"You see," said the Senator, "If the
Democrats in jSTew York make the campaign
a Hill aDd Cleveland tight, it will
cause factional differences and dissensions,
and may make Xew York a doubtt*
? ? 4.Ua?a "
iui Diaie. it uxay eveuueieau us uucic,
and thus put both Hill and Cleveland
out of the race. My advice would be to
the party to stand together next fall,
and.then after we have carried the State
let Governor Hill and Mr. Cleveland
each endeavor to secure the delegates to *
the nominating convention. To turn . the
election next fall into a personal
struggle would be hazaradous."
' Is this plan to be adopted T
"1 think it will."
''What names are suggested in the
South lor nomination?"
"The sentiment oE the people has
hardly reached the point of discussing
names. We want a eood, clean candidate
and a platform that will advocate
the relief ot the people from the burdens
of heavy taxation. I think that the
Democrats can easily adopt such a platform,
while it will be difficult for the
Republicans to agree to such broad J
"Will the Third party figure in the
Presidential campaign ?"
"It will not m tne South. The Third
party men there are Democrats, and if a
the Democratic platform is framed in
the interests of the people, as it ought
to be, we will not lose a vote."
Politics and Passwords. J
Topeka, Kan., May 28.?The Grand ?
Lodge of the Knights of Reciprocity of
the United States will convene here
next Tuesday. Steps will then be taken
for extending the Order with a view
to making it a power in the campaign
of 1892. The Order now has two hund-ed
lodges in Kansas audit is proposed
to organize in all other States where \
the People's party has strength. ^
Only Republicans whose fidelity to
the party cannot be questioned will be
intrusted with the work of extending
the Order. The success of political
work by secret societies has aroused
the Republicans here to the necessity
of taking some steps to offset the work
of the Alliance. The party, however,
is cuviaea on uie auvisituiiiby uj. uuuducting
a campaign by secret societies.
The People's party Las been denounced
as Un-American because of its secret
work and some of the leaders declare
that the Republicans cannot be consistent
and work through the Knights
of Reciprocity, who have signs and
grips and passwords. ^ jok
He Lost Bid Hold.
AUGUSTA, urA., j une ?5.?iversou .lio- vj
gan, a negro telephone lineman, while .S
on the top of a thirty-foot pole, spring- \ V
ing wire on the corner of Reynolds and \ h
Jackson streets, let the wire come in \
contact with the electric light wire.
The strong current shocked him so sadden
and severe that he lost his hold and
fell. The force of the fall was broken
by striking a small tree beneath the
pole. Mr. Joe Crane was sitting under
the tree, and the negro fell upon him
and the spur of Logan's cli mbers pierced
Mr. Crane in trie ierc siae, justaoove
the heart, nearly an inch deep, inflicting
a painful and serious injury. It is a
miracle Mr. Crane was not killed. Logan
was more scared thaa hurt, He
broke no bones.
The Itata*8 Whereabouts.
Acapulco, Mexico, May 29.?It is renortorl
fhaf tho Ttar.u after t.ransfprrincr
fv*vvv* Awv?! vv? W?? o
her arms aod ammunition tc the Esmeralda
on the night of M iy 15, sailsd for
Australian waters to avoid capture by
the Charleston. The story is said to
have been traced to one of the Esmeralda's
officers. The Esmeralda will
probably stop at Panama for more coal