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WINNSBOEO S. C-., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1894. " NO. 30.
Lj "'ALLEN TO HEW1TL
j THE MISSISSIPPI .HUMORIST TAKES
| P?ttorsoa'd Apalogy lor Souiherners liepadUted
by Aller, bat the Apologist 1?
Excastd tor Cause?Plea lor Pa'rlotI
| Washington. Feb. 28?Iq -ie
j course of bis speech in the House today
/ Representative Alien of Mississippi
said: I was pained bejondrSaeaaure to
^ read a few days ago in the public .press
I that Hon. Abram Hewttt of New York
did not regard me as great as Calhoun,
Slidell, Soule and some of the rest, of
those men who preceded me. (Lau; jh;
ter.) No, that is a revelation to me. I
i had never suspected that I was not as
great as these men, until Mr. Jievnt
said so. (Lauzuter.)
Mr. Bryan: Maybe he does not krow
Mr. Allen: That is the trooble. He
V does know me personally. That is
1 where it stings. (Langhter.) It is ut.
; terly without excuse. The truth is, I
regard Mr. Hewitt's remark as some"
what personal to me, because I was to
. have spoke? at the very dinner at
; which he delivered this speech. (Lai ght?ri
And one of the sreat obstacles in
I my meeting the approval of Mr. Hewitt
: is that while Mr. Hewitt is one of the
best of men when he is asleep, lie is
troubled some with insomnia. (Great
W : laughter.)
j I have one consolation, when I think
of myself and the great majority or my
v I. colleagues from the South having incurred
his displeasure, and that consolation
grows out of the fact that aaving
known Mr. Hewitt for some years
and hiving talked with him freely, I
*: have never known any man or sat of
| men who entirely met his approval,
except Mr. Hewitt himself. (Laughi
tei.) If he had liyed in the days when
common scolds were ducked, Mr. Hewitt
wonld have been drowned before
Mr. Chairman, the people of the
South have had a great deal to endure.
I shall not refer to the fact that they
* passed through a terrible war for I think
-" that has been referred to here once bef
fore. (Laughter)* But sir, they have
had a great deal to contend with .since
that time. They have had drought,
cyclones! simoons, epizootic in the
horses, tuberculosis in the cattle, chol
era among tne nogs ana mo cmu&ous?
they have had various diseases and pestilences,
they have seen their crops
depreciate, they have had to contend
with mortgages when they had no
money to pay them, but throughout all
these trials and tribulations, they have
exhibited . something of a brave and
| courageous spirit; and now, just to
think that the t one thing cherished
most of all others, the one sustaining
prop that they had amid all these dis
asters, the idea that-Mr.-Hewitt approved
tbem?to think that that last
prop is taken away, and that, after all,
Mr. Hewitt does not approve chem.
(Liaugnter.j vvny, genueuitju. lawer
than have had this cruel disaster come
upon my people, I would have paid a
a silver dollar out of my own pocket.
Mr. ChairmaDj^Ii sorry to see that
my friend fro?srTenntssee, Col. Patr
teni2iL--~r nbt in his seat, because I
Want to say a worcf to him. He is my
neighbor and my friend. He is an
honest, intelligent, hard-working representative.
I do not know that I
would refer to the matter I am going
to talk about now, if it had not already
been mentioned in this debate. I sim?
ply wish to repudiate, so far as I am
- n rv^ierned. the apology which the gentleman
from Tene essee' ' 3'?1
made for me and my sort in re spondine
to ex-Mayor Hewitt's speech in
f XICW XVi& iOtEiJi ?.
I have here what purports to fce a report
of,Col. Patterson's speech. I will
read a few extracts from it. After
stating that the Southern Representatives
in Congress were generaily opposed
to the financial view of New
York, he went onto mate these remarks.
He was speaking in New York,
and I confess it is right hard fox a man
to maintain the parity between a speech
that is acceptable in New York&nd one
that would be acceptable to Us constituents
in Hardeman county, Ten
nessee. (Laughter.) He said: "For
-more than twenty years, every state
platform has contained a plank for the
-' free coinage of silver. These men have
been brought np to believe in it with"
out question. They believe it. They
are bound to believe it, just as the Baptist,
the Catholic, or the Presbyterian,
without ever reading in the Bible, is
one because his father was. So these
doctrines haye become a part of the
Democratic belief there, and these fei?
lows have followed them blindly.
? (Laughter.) I was in the same condiwhen
I went to Congress. (LaughT
KaUttTrn^ in <4-00 cilvap anrf lnts
^ LCI. J A UUllO |W J.U uw >?>.w
of other things." I suppose the gentleman
has ceased to btlieve anything
now. (Laughter.) '-But I soon'began
to study these things* and under the
leadership of Grover Cleveland, who js
the only man in the co.unlry who could
^ have piloted the ship of State through
^^these stormy times, I learned the corHkct
principles of souLd currency.
t" laughter.) These other men of
tuth are true Democrats and they
kieir country." I thank him for
aid Allen. He says further:
ave simply.followed tr; id it ion."
tlemen let me'toil you that when
Karate yourselv&T^-o m the doc Democracy
as-^ou have learned
:om the time yon were
present, when yon cut
"fTom the proud tradity
and set out to study
prophet, you are very
led in your Democratic,
Chairmas, that I have
? to believe in. so me of
traditions, bat unlike
Tennessee, Cel. Patter?
. utjiru utxblic Question:j before I
came to Congress. (Laughter.) I came
here Because, I had studied tbein. That
is why my people selected me out and
sent me here. They did not send me to
Congress tosphooJ, as Col. Patterson
seems to have.been sent. (Laughter.)
They sent me. here to maintain, and
carry out as far as I could, ihe great
Democratic principles that they had re
celved from their ratners, ana 1 aupe uy
the help of Gcd and the constituency la
the First Concessional district of Mississippi
to do it. (Laughter, and applause.)
Col. Patterson says further: "Mr.
Carlisle has said that he did not mind
having the seigniorage coined. If that
bill becomts a law it does not mean
disaster. It may be a mistake. It is
k?' only the last gun of a rei reading army.
The men in New York who dread free
silver are unnecessarily alarratd." And
elsewhere hesajs: "If the bill to coin
the seigniorage passes, it is merely to
let these Southerners go off vhe field of
battle with tneir side arms." (Laugh
"W?. jMUr.i?rv\Ar? pra Kovo Debar? n a
JUl, V/UOilUliW, I?g uuvw uv
Jtferms. We have not asked to be per"
"knitted to carry off our side ?jms. Webave
not a3ked to be permitted to Ore
' the last jjun of a retreatiDg army. So
far as I am concerned, I do not believe
that the retreat has begun at alL I do
is. . . .
not believe that we are yet ready to
capitulate on this questin. Now I
want to say a word for Col. Patterson,
as he is not here to say it for himself.
I desire, so, far as J am concerned, to
repudiate the gentleman's apology
made for me. I owe no apology to the
people of Xew York; I do not propose
to make any, and IdonoS propose to
have any made for me.Bat I do not
Uiiniv any mail ougni to oe ueiu uuwu
to a very rigid account for an afterdinner
speech at a banquet. Why, sir,
I recollect cot loDg ago I went tb a
banquet in Baltimore* where everything
was so good, where 1 was surrounded
by so many rich meD, that by
thA timpiit. name mv turn to SDeak I
felt so well I addressed them as ''fellow
capitalists." (Laughter.) Therefore
beware of the influences surrounding a
banquet' Ii I were not perfectly familiar
with thevabstemious habits of
my friend from Tennessee I would
have thought on reading this speech
that he had gotten somewhat under
the same influence that- another Ten- j
nesseean did that a traveling man told
me about: The story was about a ragged',
stedy, hard looking fellow, who
J earned that the traveling man knew
his brother living in Kaufman county,
Texas. The Texas Drotner was weu
off, and the Tennesseean asked the
traveling man if he ever saw his
brother again to tell him that he was
hard up, and that if he was ever going
to do anything for him that was the
time. Under theinfluence of two or
tfcree drinks, however, things began to
hrtorhten with him.* and the last the
traveling man heard from him was the
request to tell his brother in Texas
that if he wanted anything, "just to
draw oh me." (Laughter.) "JS'ow. under
the influence of one of Aesa Kew
York banquets," said Mr. Allen, "with
all they have good to eat, and the accompaniments,
one feels, by the time
speaking begins,JLike telling the re3t of
the world to draw on him. (Laughter.)
Therefore, I, on my own motion, would
never quote a banquet speech on anybody,
because 1 do not think it is exactly
the square thing."
In conclusion Mr. Allen said: !,I
would that I had the eloquence of thechairman
of the committee on ways
and means, Wilson of West Virginia,
in bis last appeal here for tne passage
of his tariff bill I would like to invoke
the Democratic patriotism of our
Democratic colleagues. I do not claim
that a vote for ..this bill is the roll of
honor, but 1 do claim that in the condition
with which we find ourselves
QnrrnrmHftd tariAV fch'ft roll of' honor i>0
longs to those Democrats who are willing
to let a Democratic Congress do
the business of this Congress, and Ldo
not believe any man can claim a place
upon the Democratic roll of honor who
stands here longer and gives his presence
and his influence to filibusteringtactics
that keep us here and make a
spectacle, as has been made, of our-.
HOPE FOR THE WHITE METAL*
fi?Tmanv ia Weakintr-Latin-Ataertean I
Countries Will Consolidate.
Washington, Feb.. 25.7-Importaat j
and interesting -information as- to- tb.e j
present fnancial monetary question is
deriyed irsm Signor Romero, the Mexican
minister to the United btate3.
In response to.inquiries from a rep-;
resentatiye ot the Southern Associated
Press, who called his attention to the
TvriKltaVia.4 fttoti?mpnhR that "Rowland Ger
many and France were about to take the
initiative in calling a new monetary conference
to consider Lhe silver
auestion, Mr. Eomero said: "The
the Mexican government lnformeds^^
bv a personal letter, dated Janus ry
lonj r*n/\r\TA\r\cr ts\ nnmta nrtvif.flR I
lO^t) luau a^jviuiu^ wv tv?w , .wvv
the German government was leaning towards
a policy regarding silver which
would .Drove favorable to that metal,
and that it w&s almost sure that the international
coherence wcnld convene
again with better chances of favorable
results. As long as the "Doited States
or any of the commercial .nations of Europe-take
steps to promote the interests
ot silver;- it becomes the Latiu-American
nations U3ing that metal as mooey
to keep in the back ground and follow,
the lead of others.
?k"Rnt. if-the information should Drove
incorrect the situation of States U3iag
silver as money becomes so difficult that
they will have to take the question into
ther own hands and come to some conclusion
as tar .as they are able to do so,
with a view to prevent further decline in
the prise of silver and to awaken the in
terest of the financial world on the sub-'
ject. It is likely that some o! these nations
will convene a conference cf the
States using silver as a money, among
which all the Latin-American States will
be included, as w*ll as some of the Eastem
nationa, in order to study the question
and come to an agreement with a
view to attaining the result."
"This is a burning question, not only
to Mexico, but to all the silver countries
of the world. It is imposible tor Mex-!
ico to demonetize silver, because that
wt uld briag universal raic to us, and
? ^ :i 1 i
rattier inau accept tucn no. ea.ira uicasuss,
we would make up cur minds to depend
upon our own resou ces. Fortunately
wc can produce enough agricultural
articles of all the z^nes to supply cur
wants, although our manufactures are
yet crude, tbey would receive great impulse
by the high rates of exchange.
"The commercial nations cf Europe
are more particularly concerned in the.
question by the high prices of exchange,
for the difference between the price of
sold and silver constitutes such a great
Avrv/V*ffl i K A OAmmA^ifioQ At
uvuuty tv -.o Kji v*
silver countries, which are produced at
silver prices and sold en tbe old markets
at gold prices, and this so increases the
price of foreign manufactures, that *it
creates a great incentive to develop home
industries s > that whue increasing the
exoo rts of silver countries to gold markets,
the depreciation of silver seriously
cripples the exports of Europe into the
vMr. Romeo's view3 on this matter,
?? ohorpr? hv fhft diniomatic reDrfiBen?
tatlves oi other Latin-American countries.
It is pointed out as a hopeful siga
that the German government already
has a commission considering the subject,
over which the Secretary of the
Imperial Treasury presides. Among
the questions presented to that commission
were those of keeping stable the
price of silver, and the best basis for an
agreement of natioes on the subject.
Tho <*h<m ,'pfj attitude of European na
tiona, it is suggested, may be dae to the
discovery that the Latin-American nations
are seriously considering the probable
effect of concerted efforts on their
part for the purpose of defending silver
It ha3 been noiated out that these coun
me3 are getting tired of paying twelve
pence ^interest on their bonds instead of
six pence, and that they were determined
to resist absolutely a further increase
in the rate of interest, which
would be caused by a further fall iu silver.
THE WRANGLE STILL OH."
BLAND CAPTURES A QUORUM ONLY
TO LOSE IT- '
Bat Prosprctfl otj^n Early Ending of the
Dead L9ck are Brighter?Heated Colloquy
Between Reed and Crisp Createp
Washington, Feb. 28.?After the
call of committees for their reports,
Kilgore offered a resolution, which he
said OUgUl LU uca mdllci <->jl put ncgv,
if it were not. It was read for information.
It recited the law requiring
the sergeant-at-arms to withhold the
salary of a Kepresentative who was
absent, except on account of sickness
of himself or a member of his family.
That at this session of Congress many
members had been absent, and he called
upon the sergeant-at-arms to report
whether or not the law in this respect
had been obeyed by him, and if he-had
been derelict therein to report why. He
NZ3 also asked if in his opinion the
law could not be enforced, to inform
the House the. reason thereof.
Reed made the point that the resolution
did not present a matter of privilege
the way it was drawn. It was
simply a resolution, asking an officer
of the House his opinion upon a question
Speaker Crisp called the attention of
Kilgore to the fact that the resolution
contained no allegiance that an officer
of the House had failed to do his duty
under the rules or under the law,which
was necessary to make it a privileged
matter. It was simply a resolution of
inquiry directed to an officer of the
House. -Kiigore tnereupon witnarew
Bland moved that the House go into
committee of the whole upon his seigniorage
bill and that general debate be
closed at 3 o'clock on Thursday. On
this motion, tbe vote by division was
127 to 19. Tracey made the point of; no
quorum and the yeas and nays were
called. Before the result of the--vote
was announced, Livingston (Dem.) of
Georgia said he desired to submit a
motion. Bule 8, he said.fequired members
present, unless exeused, to vote
upon every proposition presented to
the House. The gentleman from New
York (Tracey) had refused to vote and
he demanded that he be brought beAf
Uahcq on/1 avn]uin
IU1C tuo UA1 VI VUO XXVUOO MUU
hi3 refusal to vote. Johnson (Dem.) of
Ohio said he had a list of twenty-live
members who had violated the rule,
which he offered to send to the desk.
The chair stated that the rule was
well known,: The chair could not -enforce
the rulp otherwise than by - appealing
to members to observe it.. The
chair was but the organ of the House
and would never make a rule unless
authorized and directed so to do by the
Boatner (Dem.) of Louisiana argued
in support of Mr. Livingston's motion.
It was, he said, an effort to bring a
member to answer to a wilful contempt
and violation of the rules. The House
oncrbt- to determine here anti now
whether or not a member can defy its
The'chair stated that under, the rules
it was his duty to announce the result
of a vote. IJhe result wasr.jTeas 109,
Eays e; 5 short of a quorum. It was
said thatiflve supporters of Bland failed
to get their votes in, because they
were not in the hall of the House
when called. These, in addition to
those recorded, would have made a
quorum. Clancy and Magner of the
.New 5Tork delegation, who had hereto
fore refrained from voting, voted in
favor of the proposition.
' The proceecjings had been watched
with the keenest' interest by members,
and especially Republicans, as having
"witfctffl&eS paaslbility of history
making. When *the cnair^^J&ounced
the vote, however, and the inclo??1 was
over, the humdrum of routine w?S*resumed,
and the members who had beeBeagerly
crowding into the pit in front
of the clerk's desk, faded rapidly away.
Mr. Bland moved a call of tne House.
On this motion there was first a viva
voce vote, then a vote by division,
third a vote" by tellers?Bland and
Reed officiating?and finally a vote by
yeas and nays. The latter resulted:
Yeas 189, nays 4. So the call .was or?
dered. It showed 265 members present
and responding to their names. On
the motion to dispense with further
proceedings under the calendar, the
same procedure was followed?four
separate votes being taken, ending
vrlth the yeas- and nays. The call resulted:
Yeas 183; nays 3.
Bland renewed his motion and the
3 --"l-J * ~ 4-Urv wvll
| yeas ana nays were uaueu. wc
I call proceeded, it became apparent to
many that a quorum would be obtained
and members keeping tally crowded
about the clerk's desk. Tracey (Item.)
of Kew York occupied the seat, wnich
for two weed's past, he bas kept tally
with the clerk on roll calls, closely following
the responses to the call. When
it was determined that a-/quorum had
been obtained on the second call'of the
roll, Tracey voted aye, amid slight applause
from the Democratic.side, his
purpose being, as afterward appeared,
to move a reconsideration. The announcement
of the vote by the Speaker.
177 yeas to 7 nays,evoked a round of
hearty applause from Democrats and
Outhwaite (Dam.) of Ohio and Tracey
(Dem.) of New York were on their
feet demanding recognition, the form
er to present aii order from the committee
on rules limiting debale on the
pending bill and amendments to two.
hours and the latter to move a reconsideration
of the vote just taken.
Outhwaite was given the floor and the
Speaker stated, after putting the question,
that Tracey had Interposed a motion
Outhwaite demanded the previous
question on his motion, but the yeas
and navs were ordered without a di
vision. After a name or two had been
called, Reed precipitated an angry discussion,which
in intensity equalled the
scenes in the Fifty-first Congress, when
Speaker Reed was counting quorums.
The gentleman from Maine suggested
that a roll cail was out of order, inasmuch
as the last vote did 'not disclose
the presence of a quorum.
The Speaker?By what authority
does the gentleman make that statement?
Reed?I am informed by tne;gentleman
from New York (Tracey) that he
kept a tallv and that it did not show a
The Speaker?The gentleman from
J<ew Turk is not the keeper of the roll
or the House. [Applause.J The clerk
will proceed with'the roll call.
Reed persisting, amid cries of "regular
orcfir," stated that when a member
arose and suggested that an error had
: been committed, he was entitled to respectful
treatment from the chair and
from the House.
The Speaker?Has not the gentleman
had it? There has been no suggestion
that the vote had been impeacned by
ha rmntiaTTLflri from "N'flw "Vork. If one
was made, the chair will be glad to
have it examined in the interest of
right and truth.
While this colloquy was proceeding,
the members rushed down the aisles to
the centre, and Outhwaite and McMil,
lan (Dem.) of Tennessee asserted that
Tracey had accepted the validity and
correctness of tbe vote by moving to
reconsider it. His remedy was to have
the vote recapitulated, and this he had
failed to do. ,
The confusion became so great,members
shouting at each other and the
chair, that the Speaker suspended pro
ceedings until comparative oraer was
restored by members taking their seats.
Keed, resuming, stated that he had
been out of the hall while the roll was
being called, attending a meeting of
the committee on rules, at which he
understood he was to have an opportunity
to be heard on the order reported,
and of course, did not know what
had occurred. The gentleman from
New York (Tracey) had informed him
that a quorum had not voted and
knowing that gentleman had been
Voaninir t-^no fnr a nnmhflr nf riava
"?J - ? ?
without making an error, he was so
much impressed with the statement of
the gentleman that he felt it to be his
duty to call the attention of the chair
and the House to it, that the error
might be corrected, if one had been
McMillin (Dem.) of Tennessee declared
that the gentleman from New
York should speak for himself and
not by proxy.
Meredith. (Dem.) of Virginia: Mr.
Speaker, there has been a comedy of
orrors here, and the gentleman from
New York has been In error for some
YYtjefc.5 rtliu IS 1X1 CUV J. uun .
Mr. Tracey endeavored to make himself
heard, and finally succeeded. He
said taat it was a matter of but little
moment. A quorum would be Secured
in any event, he conceded. But he had
kept what he believed to be a correct
tally, and it showed but 174 votes. But
he would not uniertake to impeach
the accuracy of the official count,
"whereupon the storm subsided and the
?-Ol Whnn fho 1/Qftfir
lun uau. pwoccucu. ii uba iuu ivww>
"T" waa reached there was a alight
squall. -Seed called the attention of
the chair to the fact that the clerk,
after calling Talbert of South Craolina,
returned and called Stockdale of Mississippi,
which he said, was out of.
order. The Speaker coincided with the
gentleman from Maine, who continued
from the floor: "It is deciaely out of
order. The clerks have no right to
interest themselves in the votes of
gentlemen on the floor,"to back up
their action. But it is only a part of
what we have been having right along."
Springer (Dem.) of Illinois stated
that Mr.Stockdale had responned when
his name was called. Speaker Crisp
directed the clerk not to return ta a
name afterit had been passed; it was
not in order.
Outhwaite's demand for the previous.
question was seconded?170 to 10?and
- * " ?1 Lill
again tne menas or tne penaiug um
expressed their pleasure at the result
by vigorous hand clapping.
Oa the passage of the order tbe vote
on the division was ayes? 145, nays none.
The ayes and nays were ordered. Before
the call had proceeded far, however,
Burrows and Reed criticised the
methods of the(reading clerks Burrows
said the roll was really called four
times, every name being repeated on
each roll call. Reed called attention to
the fact tbat tbe calling was irregular,
some names being called once, others
twice, and some three times, until the
clerk forces an answer. There was no
authority for this they contended.
The Speaker stated that he did not
know how the practice had grown up
but ever since he had been in the House
the names had been called twice, when
^ ? I
inemetaDer iausa 10 iuiawer. axic
philosophy of the rule, he supposed to
be that, vith.the least nesessary delay,
every member should have an oppor&
nity to vote, and a repetition of the
name was probably the best method
of securing that end.
. Tne vote resulted: Yea3 165, nays
11?three less than a quorum?and at
4 o'clock, on motion oi Outhwalte, the
House adjourned until noon tommorrow.
A Horrible Tragedy.
"Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 28.?A terri1)&4ragedy
was enacted at the Hotel
ElffeV^sO^^bfield street, at 8:30
o'clock tonight, Jfrom which Pitcher
\f?-xroHh nf a "Rctt woore club. is dead
UiV^UVW) V4 wwv
and Louise Kellogg Will lifc?y dis^rom.
the resut of the wounds received froSl
a pistol m the hands of McNabb.
Louise Kellogg was a member of the
Alvin Joslln theatrical company, and
came here from New York today. She
met McNabb a short time before 8:30
on Fifth avenue tonight, and they both
went to the Hotel Eiffel, where a room
was engaged. A young man named
Glllen, a friend of both McNabb and
the Kellogg woman, went up to their
room about 8:30 to call on them. He
heard the woman groaning, and called
for help. As it is right across from the
city hall, Iu3pector McElvy and several
officers were soon on the scene.
The door was burst open and a bloody
sight met their gaze. On the floor lay
the woman with three bullet wounds j
in her head and neck. McNabb was
lying beside her with two shots through
the head that killed him almost instant*
ly. The woman was taken to the
Homeopathic Hospital. She can hardly
recover. McNabb's body was re
moved to the morgue. There was a nre
a few doors above the hotel at the time
McNabb did the shooting This caused
much excitement in the vicinity, and
the hotel people did not even hear the
shots fired. McNabb evidently meant
murder when he went to the room, for
he was' only there a short time before
be did the shobting.
Louise Xellogg's right name is Mrs.
R. E. Rock well,, and she has a husband
living at Seattle, Washington. Kellogg
was her stage name. Her parents
live at Braddock, near this city. Unless
she regains consciousness, the cause of
the shooting may never be known.
~ >r " - *' TTT 77
.JLOUlse iveiiogg, or mra. vr, x<.xvuua.well,
the woman's right name, is the
.wife of the president of the California
baseball league. From what could be
learned from young Gillen, after the
shooting, Miss Kellogg was endeavorlDg
to break off her relations witn McMabb.
A number of letters belonging to Miss
Kellogg showed that she had been
keeping McNabb supplied with money
the past few months. The company
she was with disbanded some time ago,
and she came here with the probable intention
of either staying with her parents
in Braddock, or getting money
to tide her over until she procured
another engagement. McNabb met her
here, and as tne woman was probably
trying to break off her intimacy with
him, this probably prompted McNabb
to shoot me woman and then nimseir.
Richmond, Va, Feb. 28.?Mr. Jesse
Sprijilit, one of the most promiuent
citizens of Pitt County, N. C? is the
authority for the statement that Green
County, in his State, is the home of one
of the most remarkable freaks of nature
this cauatry his probably ever produced
Tois fraak is a seven years old son of
i?r?. Lasaiter, a firmer of Green County
Around'the pupil of ?ach of ihe boy's
eyes, in circular shape, is the wojd
Ameican," in perfect characters. Tne
-boy's eye3 are dark and the
letters are brow and legible upon a close
inspection. Thfs wonderful precomenoa
o q Hirth mat#* Mr. Snrffhl'a testimony
i? borne cut it fs asserted, by other
varacicus citfzens who have essoined
J the boy.?News and Courier.
; TILLMAN INTERVIEWED."
THE GOVERNOR GIVES HIS VIEWS ON
He Thinks a Few Changes Weald Do Good
?TOftnt* a K'e- Cumnklen Committee?
^Thicks That- the Const lvatlvea Will
Fight for the legislature.
Columbia., S. C., March 1.?' Some
of them are palling on the bit and some
of them od the breeches," is the way
Governor Till-can regards the political
situation in this State so far as the Reform
faction of the Demo:rtic party is
finvernnr T?:iaian caa alawvs be de
pended onto plainly on any political
matter. There is no policy about
him. If he thought he wonid offend bis
best friends in opposing their wishes he
wonld express bis convictions no matter
who it hurt. This is why the Governor
is appealed to to give hr advice on political
matters. His advice has been
asked many times recently as to what
coarse the Reformers should pursue in
the cojning campaign. He ha3 not given
any free expresssiou ou the later developments
until yesterday when a Register
reporter saw him and obtained his consent
to an extended interview.
The Governor answered freely and
Wltnont Hesitation aii ine queauous put
to him, and at tho same time showed a
deep interest in affairs as they stand.
"Governor, you have seen the call of
the Colleton Reformers for a mass meeting
in that county on Monday, March ?,
for the election of a delegate to a State
convention, and an invitation to the
other counties to do likewise. What do
you think of it?"
The Governor answered, after some
consideration of the question: "I feel,
some reluctance in obtruding my views
on tne public on a matter which X fully
discussed in an interview shortly after
my return from-Waahington, There is
evident among the .people a feeling of
restlessness and an uncertainty arising j
f'nrw oil fhio talt artf? nf ?n I
early convention. It the 'antis' were
making any active moves, I conld understand
it, and see how it would be desirable
or necessary to concentrate the Be- i
form rote in support of one leader, but
the advocates of a convention to nominate
a Reform candidate tor Governor
appear to forget that snch a nomination,
without previous discussion to allow the (
people to judge of the fitness of the vari- ;
ous aspirants, is totally Inconsistent with ,
all our previous professions an<l practices
and must necessarily breed heart-burn- j
ings among the candidates who may be
cut out and cause disgust among their i
friends. The dangers which some men
profess to see, if there is a free for all
race in the primary, do not appear to me
as great as those which will confront us
should the man who may get such nomir?rtf
moa< emoMoimnR of Hip I
uauvu UV *3 UiVVH VUV va^wvwmmvxw v*
people whea he begins to canvass."
*lYou take it then, that the candidate
for Governor will canvass, even though
he has no opponenent?"
"Why of course. Tae constitution of
the Democratic party In this SUte requires
candidates for the Slate offices to
make a canvass, and ahculd a convention
put forward a man who did not give
satisfaction on the stump, some other
Reformer, or unobjectionable anti would
inevitably be brought out and might beat
the convention nominee. We had bet
ter be consistent in our practices and adhere
to our principles and run the one
danger rather than stultify ourselves and
at the same time run the other risk."
"What, then, do you consider the
best course to be pursued by the Reformers?"
was the straight question which
was asked next.
"The Colleton people have hit on a
scheme to allay the unrest, which is, perhaps,
as good as any, with two additions
or changes. They were in too big a
hurry, and instead of calling a convention
of one from each couaty, the mass
meetings of Reformers in the different
- - ? rf mAAf nry/1
N^UUaUCS OUUIUU oiLupiy uiccb auu qjlcww
onS^Gf thoir best men, with no 'axe to
grind, fe4orm a State campaign committee.
It takek at least three weaks tor
any movement amon? the people to get
noder way, so a&to carry the whole mass.
One half the Reformers in Colleton do
net yet know th^t a mass meeting is
called for that coaitv next Monday, and
not knowing it. they^ouiij^seatany
radical action such as instructlogTMiC-.
delegate of one to the State convention
to call a nominating convention later. If
it is the desire of the misses of the Reformers
to move in this matter, the process
is easy and simple, but it mu9t not
be too hurried. There is no need oihurry
anyway, and any movement which does
not come from the people themselves
will create great dissatisfaction and must
"How, thfen, shall the thing be brought
"Well, in my judgment the only vay
in which it can besought about is for
fifteen or twenty leading men in each
county to nnite in a call similar to that
of the Colleton leaders for a mass meeting
of Reformers at their respective
court houses, salesday in April, to elect
a member of a State Reform campaign
committee. This cap be done next Monday
in every county, and I hope it will
be done. There are many reasons why
13 * - ? ??
W6 8Q0UIU oave auuu a wluluui.cc ui
which I will tell you presently. A month
being given daring which the people can
discuss the question of convention or no
convection, the mass meeting in April,
when they elect their representatives on
the State campaign committee, can at
the same time decide for or agaiost a
convention and instruct as to their
wishes. If any shorter time is given
wmiM nrvt rflnrARftnt trtl'v
the wishes of the people/*
"Well, Governor, tell me what this
committee would have to do?" was
"The first thiag," he answered,
"would be to get at rest this question cf
a Reform nominating convention, and
until that is done the bickerings and
jealousies and ambitions of the aspirants
for the various offices will keep the Refron
camp in a constant state of turmoil.
If it is decided by this committee
to call a convention (coming, as it will,
form the people, afterfalr and full notice)
no fair-minded, loyal Refor ner can object
and we will have gained that UDity
and harmony wdich do not now exist.
If, on the other hand, the question of
nomination be left to be settled at the
August primary, as I hope it will be,
-* ' ' - - ? ? -t Afi A
tais committee wiu nave uuarijc ui me
Reform campaign, and will look alter
the interests of the Beform faction."
"Would it have any specific powers
or duties other than those mentioned ?"
"Of course, it would be subordinate
to the State Democratic executive committee,
for we must never lose sight
Ol WXULtJ ULLity cUS tUO ULlijr lucous wi
preserving white supremmacy. We
have the right to organize and contend
inside the Democratic party for men
and measures, but when the party
speaks through its accustomed channels
every decent, patriotic man must submit-."
' Why would not the .State Democratic
executive committee, which is composed
almost entirley of Reformers.
"Because that committee represent
the entire party, both .Reformers and
antis,and it cannot, with propriety,
organize one wjng of the party,
Do yon tbink it likely that the antis
will organize and put out candidates?"
"If there is unity and harmony and,
fair play among the Reformers, no
noi for Governor or State officers, but
they are going to make a desperate effort
to control the legislature; and the
whiskey riug and railroads will furnish
a large curruption fund."
"Why do you think they make
their nrini??n?l ficht fnr th*=r -f
"The whiskey people because they
want to repeal the Dispensary law, tbe
railroads in order to erijoy in security
the special privileges which they had
before I was elected, of paying such
taxes as they saw fit."
What about national issues?will
they cut any figure in the coming campaign?"
"Most assuredly. Mr. Cleveland Is
using hig patronage to strengthen the
antis wherever he can, md the gold
Dugs will oouDtiess supplement tne
railroad and whiskey campaiga fund
to any extent that may be necessary/'
"You think money will be used freely
then in the campaign?"
"Oh, yes; all that can be placed where
it is thought it will do acy good."
"Have you any fears?"
"Not if the advice which I have given
in this interview is followed. The
Cleveland Gojdbug Democrats and corporations
cannot buy our people. The
Reform cause is as stror.g now as it
has ever been. "With good leadership
our victory nexi summe r will "be a repetition
o? the campaigns of 1890 and
"If the people instruct the oampaign
committee to call a nominating convention,
what would you advise ?"
"Why, that is simple. L9t the Reformers
in each township meet and
elect delegates to a county convention
just the same as to a Democratic county
convention. The balance of the programme
could conform in every respect
to the system adopted by the Democratic
party as a whole.''
"Under such circumstances would
the Conservatives take part in the regular
"I think most of thera would, because,
as I have said, thsir fight will be
for the Legislature. I don't think, after
thp AYnAriennflnf 180D. that anv con
siderable number of tiiem would be
willmgto try a repetition of Haskellism.
Some, of course, are reidy now to Ignore
the Democratic primary and make
their fight at the November election,
but there are only a fe^ thousand of
them, not enough to accomplish an yf.hmg."?Register.
THE DEED OF DEVILS.
Alcthermd Bab 7 Slatuh'erei?Tbe Haibard'a
SnvppvTT r if V _T. \faiv?h t ?A
horriole tragedy occurred early this
morning at the home o? Moore Baker,
near Franklana Park, in this county,
Mr. Baker's wife and a year old baby
were murdered and their murderers
Willard Thompson and Henry Baker,
botti young negroes, were killed by the
frenzied husband and father of the
Baker is a powerfully built young
farmer, of about thirty years. He is
quite well off. He married Louisa
Evans three years ago and a baby girl
was the result of the union.
Henry Baker, the yo ing negro, worked
for Moore Baker's fatnerfor years,
and has often worked for the son also.
Yesterday afternoon when he quit
work for the day he asked Mr. Baker
for a loan of two dollars. Mr. Baker
asked him if he could change a ?100
bill, upon the negro s aying "No," he
? am J ik A Uill AM/3 ATTTA/^ if f A lK^*W
piuuuusu tiiC U1U auu OUVWCU AU iv uim.
This money was what the negroes were
At about 1 o'clock tbis morning Mrs.
Baker awakened her :iusband and told
him she heard a noisa in the house.
Baker calmed bis wife's fears, but upon
her earnest request, and because
Baby Gertrude, who was in a crib beside
ner father and mother, was crying
he got up and lighted a lamp. He then
returned to bed, and lad almost fallen
asleep when he heard a slight noise,and
quickly turning, he saw the two negroes
standing at thfi foot of the bed.
He recognized them as Henry Baker
and Will?rd Thompson. Thompson
taken fri5SffSWR5I^e in the rear
of the house, and both negroes were
in their stocking feet, their shoes being
found on the back stoeps this morning.
The moment Mrs. Baker saw the negroes
she screamed. Thompson leaned
over the footboard ;ind struck Mrs.
Baker on the head Kith the axe, catting
a fearful gash and killing her instantly.
He then went around to the
crib and struck the baby twice with
the axe, each time making a deep
wound. The little oae made a convulsive
spring toward its mother and expired.
In the meantime. Mr. Baker had
jumped out of bed and grappled with
the necrro, Baker, and had so terrified
him that he ran into a rear bedroom.
Moore Baker then ti rned to Thompson
who still held the Moody axe, and a
fearful straggle ensued for its possession.
Baker wrested the axe from
Thompson and struck him in the head.
He followed up this blow with others
and seven times he Bank the axe in the
negro's head before :;he latter fell to the
Tfcolrza** fhon t.ha
IXSJSJL UOQU. JL/CfeQkVL VUCU ?w
axe and ran for his doable-barreled
guD, which, loadm with No. 3 buckshot,
stood ia a corner of the room.
Seizins: the weapon, he walked to a door
leading out into a small back hall,
shouting: "Henry, you black come
out of that." Witt, a bound the-negro
sprang into the hal; and darted down
the back stairs, only to receive the full
charge of one barrel ia the right side
ol bis face, near ono eye. .tie ieu wicn
a groan and lay wh^re he fell until he
died, at 6 o'clock this morning, without
once recovering consciousness. Moore
Baker called in the neighbors and soon
all the people from miles around, were
on the spot. A cor oner's inquest j ustified
Baker. The pnopl9 wished to burn
the negroes' bodies, but this the coroner
would not permit. They will be buried
inordinary pine boxes in the same
grave at the country's expense, as their
triends refuse to have auytbing to do
with the bodies.
An exchange very truly says the
man who thinks a newspaper should
be made up exclusi vely of reading matter
suited to his particular whims and
prej udices is pretty hard to please. He
formers that there iire others interested
in subjects which he deems obnoxious.
All kinds of people read newspapers,
and there must be variety in the kinds
of news published.
MicniEL Aub is iiaving built in Paris
a five-story houso without any staircases.
It is in the Rue Muller, a street
wilh a very deep gradient. As the
groundjrises the levels of the floor rise so
one can step from the fourth and fifth
floors to the street just as from the first
AN ABDUCTOR CAPTURED.
He Ran Away With aTbir:ee& Tear Old
Columbia. s. c., March 1.?An ab
dactor of a pretty young girl, after effectually
dodging the officers of the
tow for about ten days, was yesterday
afternoon run down and captured in
company with the child whom he had
taken away from home, and is now behind
the bars. The parties came from
Charleston and to Charleston they wul
have to return. It is quite a romantic
story, and it is hard to believe that a
girl of such tender years could become
so much infatuated with a grown man,
so homely and unprepossessing as the
one in this case, as to willingly permit
herself <;o be abducted. She is a miss
of only thirteen years, petite and pretty,
well-developed and altogether quite
a striking looking child. The man, on
the other hand, is a long way from being
gocd looking. He is red-headed
and has a red face, and wears a short
cropped, moustache. He is about thirty
years of age. He hailed <. iginally
from Laxington county, and was once
employed in the Congaree cotton factory
here. The girl is from Charleston
wnere ner parents live. wnen tne pair
were arrested yesterday afternoon and
taken to the station house, she did not
seem to mind it much, perhaps too
young to realize what it meant. The
fellow neemed to be much excited.
About ten days ago Chief of Police
Radcliffe, haviDg previously received a
brief telegram, got the following letter
notifying him of the abduction:
Charleston, S.C., Feb. 19,1894.
Mr. L. J. Radciiffe, Chief of Police,
Columbia. S. C.:
Dear Sir: Please use your best endeavors
to capture the following persons,
viz: Ben Gregg, John Rambo and
a young girl named Marian Williams.
The description of the girl is as follows:
About five feet four inches tall, dark
brown eyes, dark hair, very young but
well developed. When she left here
on the evening of the 17th insfc., she
wore a black hat, black dress trimmed
with red velvet, and a blue blazer and
had a locket ring on one of her fingers.
The charge against the man is abduc
uon. xne giri is not yet imrceen years
old, but looks much older, and was enticed
away by these two meD, one of
whom, Ben Gregg, is a married man.
They are all factory hands, and the men
will very likely try to get work in some
of the factories in your city. They left
here for Columbia on the 17th at 7:30
We are very anxious to get these
persons, and trust that you will be able
to assist us in their capture.
J. Elmore Martin,
Chief of Police.
The man brought the child inhere
on the night mentioned in the letter
and they spent the night at the Hill
House, on Gervais street. The next
mominc thev went od to Newberry
and tried to get work Tn the factory
there, and failing' in that proceeded to
Greenwood trying to get work in the
factory at that place. They failed there
too, and yesterday afternoon returned
to this city, via the Richmond and
Danville road. Conductor Roche ot
the South Carolina Railway happened
to be standing near by when they
stepped off the train. He recognized
the couple and Informed Officers Grif
tin ana uarK ot tne police iorce mat
they vrere the parties wanted. In the
meantime the couple had started off towards
the river bridge. They were
soon overhauled and taken into custody.
They were forthwith taken to the
station house, where the man was
placed in a cell and the girl was kept
in the ante room.
The man is Ben Gregg. Rambo has
not been seen or heard from. They
told a good many different stories, but
made no effort to deny their identity.
As first they said they had been mar?i
_ o Lii. _ *VT \
nea wnne m jxewoerry. xueu uiev
said that they were going over to the
home of an uncle of the man in Lexington
county and intended to get married
there. At first the girl denied that
she bad e^er been to Charleston, but
soon confessed it all. The man denies
emphatically that he was ever married.
He says that he lived with a certain
woman in Charleston for three years,
but he was never marriod to her. The
father of the girl is a fireman employed
at the Edisto phosphate works in
Charleston. Both Gregg and the girl
had been working in the weaving room
of the Charleston factory. Both deny
thatRambo had anything to do with
the abduction. Gregg says that oa the
afternoon he left Charleston, Rambo
simply walked a portion of the way to
the depot wj?k-nkir- afitriftat'wsslris
uuiy uuuuniuuu wiuu tuo iuiaii.
After the^-arre&t last evenisg, Chief
Radeltffe telegraphed the officials in.
Charleston of the capture and Chief
uHold Mary Ann Williams and all of
the parties until our officer can come
The wayward girl will accordingly
be taken back to her parents and Gregg
who has been living with the child for
the past ten days as his wife will be
Endingol tbe Filibuster.
Washington, Feb. 28.?The establishment
of a quorum in the House this
afternoon ended one of the most celehMtoH
anH av+am'.aA filihnqtarinc firm.
tests of late years.
The Bland seigniorage bill was called
up in the House on the 9th inst., and
debated generally for several days. On
the 13th the opponents of the bill began
to filibuster by refusing to answer to
the roll calls, thus preventing the presence
of a quorum. The Republicans,
under the leadership of Reed of Maine
refrained from voting, with the excep
tion of a few Representatives from the
West, who favor the free coinage of silver.
The ranks of the Republicans
were reinfored by all the Democrats
from New lorK ana iNew Jbugiano,
with a few scattering votes from some!
of the other Northern State east cf the
Mississippi. On the vote by which Bland
secured a quroam on his motion to take
up the bill for consideration, the following
Republicans voted with the
Democrats and the Populists in the affirmative:
Aitken, Bowers of California,
Broderick, Dcolittle, Ellis, of Ore- i
s:on,Funst.on, Hortman, Herman, Hill- j
born, Lacy, Lucas, Marsh, Fic&ier, Settle
Clancy, Cummings, Haines, Magner
and Tracey, New York Democrats also
voted in the affirmative? Tracey to
move a reconsideration. The negative
vote comprised Cansev. McAleer,!
Mutchler. Page, Pigott, Kusk and
Ryan?all Democrats. At 3 o'clock this
afternoon, when the presence of a quorum
was established, the crowd was so
dense that the doors could not be closed
and scores of persons stood in the corridors
outside, unable even to see the
floor beneath. Many of the visitors
were strangers in the city.
London, Feb. 24.?a dispatch from
*>/? ? r?,mo Vfanrit.Jnq rpnorts a CV
X V1V AU.M ?
clone swept the Island yesterday, doing
almost incalculable damage to property,
killing' and iDjuring many persons.
A ciowded railway train was blown
from the track, rolled down and em
bankment into Coromandel river, kill50
persons andinjurfog a large numbeof
LIQUOR AND EXPOSURE. 3
FROM DRUNKNNESS TO DEATH IS AN
Cr&w!ord Butler Found Daad la ma eld
, Field?Soai3 Circumstances Thit Hike
the C is a a .Little Myst Jrloas
Augusta,Ga., Feb. 26?Ccawford
Butler, colored, was found dead out In "v
the territory Sanday mornifig.
The report was circulated Sanday
that a man had been found frozen to
death, but Chronicle reporters wereunaole
to verify the story.
ThP fnrnnpr was snnchf-. hnt. was tint
found, nor coald any news confirming
the report he bad." Wm
qaarcer3 tT2&- oflxcera knew nothing
more than that there was such a ramor
but np to midnight were not aWe to
give any delialte information.
The report was only too trae, howi
ever, an unfortunate man, with to3 ;~.j.
much liquor aboard had fallen by the
wayside and perished in the cold. His . ?
body was found by John Smith in the
ditch that drains the Lafayette race
course near the site of the old dancing
paviUion. Theabsenca of the man's
breech& gave rise to rumora and
thoughts of foul play, but an envelope
containing the remnants of a week's
wages were found in his vest pocket.
Through this it was learned that the
body was that of Crawford Butler. He ~r ^
had been emploped by Mr. T. 0. Brown.
There is still much speculation as to
the man's movement before his death.
His missing breeches" could nos be
found after a thorought search. All
his other garments were accounted for.
The coroner held an inquest and Dr.' .' ;
Morgan examined the body. There
was only a slight scratch on the knee
and no marks of violence. The corpse
was found face down bnried in the mud.
The man had been in Mr. Dick
Timm's store the night previous and
being already in a state of intoxication,
the proprietor refused to sell him any*
liquor. He was boisterous and offensive
and some of his acquintances per- - :- ^
suaded him to leave and started him on
his way hom9. He soon lost his bear
iugs^however, and wandered around in
the cold until he fell by the wayside.
From drunkenness to death is an awful A
fate. " v-^
The coroner's verdict was "death . ?
from exposure to cold when in a state " . - sj
I VISir.HINfi 4l\in LYNCHING.
A Vendetta Threatened In Alleghany
County, North Carolina*
Raleigh, 2f. C.,Feb. 28.?A few days
ago, these dispatches gave an account
of the murder of John Bare and Ed- >ward
Lcng,in Alleghany County^Torfch
Carolina, by Daniel Slaughter, of Virginia,
a cattle buyer, who had been in
that section some time. He was in- 7 ^
vited to a wedding at the house of a * man
named Robinson. In one -room
sat an old man, a relative of the bride,
an! to nini Slaughterhehavedriira yery
insulting manner. Some of those present
forced Slaughter to leave the house /
and it was thought there would be no
trouble, but io a short time the man /
returned. He renewed the disturbance,
whereupon a friend of the family stood
between him and the crowd and told ' * -V
nimtokeep quiet. Suddenly Slaughter
drew a knife, and, witnout warning ? .
jumped at Bare and stabbed him to ?; ^
trie neart, ueata was uisuiuuuiBoua.
Slaughter was not satisfied and made
another cat at him, bat the bride
sprang forward and seized Slaughter's
arm. Redrew the knife from her, * . --5
catting her in the hand. The crowd
began to move, and Slaughter jumped
for the doorway, where Long stool, ',
who was quite young. He, too, was /, ??
killed in an iostant, and then Slaught- v
er dashed out of the door. Pursuit began
at once, and the next morning the
murderer was found not far away. The
country is very wild and he did not
know his way. An inquest was held.
There was no doubt of Slaughter's
guilt, and he did not deny it, assigning
as a cause of the killing that the people
at the house were crowding him
and slapping him. An attempt was
then made to lynch him, but for some
reason.it failed. The people were ^
greatly wrougrn; up oy me uruuu auu - . ^ der,
and Slaughter was hurried to jail ^
at the little mountain, town of Sparta. - ^
The jalier was vigilant, but as the
night passed without any appearance
of a lynching party, he began to think salag
Slaughter was safe. Sparta is far away
??lom any railway or telegrdph line.
^e^5ha&4sati apbed here from Elkin,
gone to the jail and roadie a most a?
termined attack on the building. The
jailer was on hand, and when the mob -
advanced in defiance of his warning he
shot one of the men in It. He was
quickly captured. Slaughter was taken
nnt. and hancAd near the iaiL It is
conjectured that among the mob were
people who were at the wedding and
saw the double murder committed.
Ri?emon?, Va., Feb. 21.?Special:
The men who last Saturday night lynched
David Slaughter at Sparta, Alleghany
County, N. C., are threatened them*
Selves with like vengeance. Rose, one
of the mob who attacked the' Sparta
jail and carried the murderer off, was
shot by the j ailer and captured. Slaugh- ' ;<
ter's five brothers and other friends of
the lynched murderer have made it so " * '
hot that tne sheriff of Alleghany has
removed the lyncher to Winston to
avoid trouble. Rose is in a critical .
condition having twenty-four buckshot
in his. body. He says J? put on the
stand that he will reveal ..he names of
all those engager in lynching Slaughter
On the other hand if he does so chose
who participated in the outlawry are
almost certaia to wreak their ven- ^
geance upon their disloyal associates.
The Sheriff of Alieghaney left Winston
for his home. He says that he expects
serious trouble and probaoly bloodshed
as an outcome of the exeited condition.
of Dublic feeling at Sparta, 21. C.
Atlanta, G-a., Feb. 28 ?The following
is an extract from Dr. Hawthorne's .
latest sensation sermon in Atlanta,
preached recently; "If all the thieves were
put into the chaingaag tomorrow
it would 'make gaps in the
business world too full to contemplate.
it. ?m.*na /mi?- Wall c+TPat if; orrtnlri
Lli YYUUIU niyo uau > uu ...
annihilate the grain rings, the meat
rings and the whiskey rings; It would ?
destroy half of the manufactures and
shut up two thirds of the brokerage
officers; it would suspend half of the
waterworks, cancel a majority of street
paving contracts and utterly exterminate
the plumbing business. It would
trim tae raoits ui me icg<u ouu mcuivoi
fraternities, take thousands of iosur2ace
agents from tbe geld, shut the
doors of real estate officsrs and so reduce
the representation of congress
that no quornm could be obtained until
after the next election."
Niles, Ohio. Feb. 25,?Oae huudred:
families in tbis place are without foot. / _'
They nave been supplied by the city.
ant.hnritivps. but farther a*d has been ^
refused because there is no more money
I for that purpose.
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