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VOL. XLYIII. WINNSBORO, S. 0., WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1894. NO. 47. If
| ? A CHANGE IN TACTICS."
K SENATORIAL CANDIDATES PUT BY
RAW HIDES AND SALT.
Ozderlr JtUe'lne i?t Chest?)fiald?Gajrg
Into Mailonal Issues?Elleiba aod Kvk
ana Spar for Points?Tfce Crowd Uodemk
S Chesterfield, S. C., Jane 26.?Tbe
campaign of education is actually
dawning. The meeting of the second
week opened here today with a decided
revolution in the character of the
speakers. Wonderful, wonderful to
relate, the lambasting was discontinued
and the discussion of issues began.
For a day, at least, the scorcher and
the roaster have been laid aside and
the people nave been retailed with
more edifying and enlightening dis1
The crowd of about 800 persons was
well behaved and in thorough good
humor, interfering with no one and applauding
circumspectly. In truth the
meeting was really ideal iD comparison
with its predecessors, both in respect
tn t.hfi nharftflter of the SDeeches and
fcfc the orderly, good natured demeanor of
gjk the hardy crowd. About one-fifth of
B the crowd were tar-heelers who came
from the Old North State but a few
T miles distant, and a few of them were
Populists to the core.
$ Governor Tillman made a rather
easy going speech,leaving out all harsh
references to bis opponent, and doing
his "blistering" in a very mild way.
He went into a lengthy discussion of
national questions relating t6 the condition
of ihe country. He claimed the
crowd but refrained from taking a
hand primary. He was not applauded
at first, but later on he got full measure.
The Governor's speech was by no
means a happy effort. It was rathei
tame and did not provoke enthusiasm.
General Batler likewise dircassea puDlic
measures and had nothing salty to
say of the Governor. His speech seemed
to be effective with the crowd and
is regarded as one of the best he has
made. He was listened to very atten|v
The feature of the meeting was the
brotherly spat between the Marlon
swamp fox and the Aiken game cock. ;
General Elerbe charged his brother i
candidate with tacking himself on to
Tillman'* pnat. tail and with voting :
against salary reduction. Evans, in i
reply, demonstrated to a nicety that '
with nim Reform was second nature, j
while Ellerbe's Reform had a revenue <
flavor about it <
? There was not a word from the crowd
as Governor Tillman began to speak. i
He revewed his official career,giving as ;
m a reason for his second term as GoyerW
' nor that he wanted vindication by 1
f the people. He felt and knew that he 1
r - had done his whole duty, though he i
[ may have made mistakes. He scored :
L the Democratic party for its treachery, 1
and fHfivelanrt for havinc hot,raved his
F trust. He pictured the poverty strick- <
en condition of the farmers and said ;
t they were euchered out of their earn- i
ings by the same scheming scoundrels j
I In Washington. He went into an ex- i
L / planation of the money auestior, tell ?
wLf ing how England, the creditor of na- 3
Hons, had stricken down silver in or- 1
der to enhance the value of the interest i
received from other nations. Every ]
man having an income from bonds and i
stocks was opposed to silver. These
fellows had manipulated Congress in '
regard to the issue of paper money,and i
now control the outlet of money, prices ]
and products. Silver had shrunk and ;
with it the pockets of the people had i
-i shrunk. This country ought not to be
paying interest. It ought to be issuing :
its own money. The only reason that i
this could not be done was because one* i
half of the country was bamboozled by i
the newspapers and manipulators to :
" - . vote the other half dowD, and the ;
t money power is always on top and the 1
thieves in both parties joined hands to !
keep the people poor and make themselves
rich. He told about Judge Sii
monton and the railroads, ana after :
showing up wbatau awful judge he
was, the Governor went ou to lub it i
into Butler for voting for Sim on ton's i
confirmation as circuit judge, saying :
?- A--S *- - 1- L* -T 4L? -
r mat ne waaitu iu aeip aiui iur mo
| . sake of his kinsman, Banch McBee,
whom Judge SimontoD, he said, had
" helped out In the railroad case. ,
i General Butler received some cheerL
ing and a .cry of "God bless the old
r* GeneralV* when he was introduced.
Referring to his fight for silver* in
1 Congress he said he had received letR
ters from people in the North threatIs:
ening to blow him up with dynamite,
H but that did not stop him,. The reason
A he and the Reform Congressmen, who
L had been in Washington several years,
. had not swept out all the abuses that
Tillman spoke about was the same
' that defeated the South in the war?
w~ tney aid not nave enou?n men. uievem
land had not bought him with patronage.
He had done his best to induce
K-. the party to carry out the financial
platform. He saw no relief as long as
Cleveland was President. General
I<utler said it was bis opinion that the
tariff bill would be passed this week
and that its passage would bring bet- .
ter times. The trouble with the country
did not lie in the insufficiency of
f the money but in tte inequality of its
distribution, and it all came from the
national banking system and Republican
Representative F. P. Taylor asked
General Butler what was his vote on
me anu-opuon dui.
The General replied that he voted for
ail amendment prepared by Senators
George and Cox which would have been
effective In breakiDg up the gaiubliDg
in futures, aDd which provided that
any man who traded in futures should
be put in the penitentiary. The bill
fc that came from the House was nothiDg
more than a piece of blank paper as
?L far as its effects for good went. He adWT"vocated
free silver because it would, to
J that extent, enlarge the currency of
the country and make cotton and corn
oil nftfo Krmn* r\i?n 'I'Kft
OiiU ail uic jjivuuvio uiiug muic. xuc
? next great political battle that would
be fought in this country would, invite
aJl men, of all parties for financial relief,
and he for one was unwilling to
^ sacrifice the Democratic party in the
& struggle because one maD, Mr. Cleve
land, was not in accord with it. GenW
eral Butler made an eloquent appeal to
the people of the State to get together
like brethren instead of tryiDg to throttle
each other like cowboys, "i beg and
pray and beseech you, if it is the last
I word that escapes my lips, to bury all
| animosities that have been created. If
1 can accomplish the unity of our people
I would lay down my robes of office
1 or even my life, without a siDgle reffret.
It is chieily for this reason that
I am making this canvas." He con
% eluded by saying that the money pow
er and corporations have such control
m in the country that a revolution is cer
| tain. He will be with tne people in I
that great light, whether in office or
out. He begged that animosities and
[ bitterness cease. He begged the peoi
pie to send to the Senate whoever they
r thought .best fitted for it, even If it was
Mb Tillman. He made a pretty appeal for
ta&^^white supremacy abo7e everything
He thought the best way to se-i
cure this supremacy was by a constitutional
EVANS AND ELLERBE SPEAK.
General Ellerbe was the first gubernatorial
speaker. He said he had
beard today and had received letters
from other counties that friends ol"
Senator Evans are industriously circulating
a story that he (Evans) is the
choice of Tillman tor Goversar and
that Tillman Is in a quiet way worKiDg
for Evans. General Ellerbe said: "Tbe
Governor has said, in an interview,that
he is hands off in this fight and that he
has no choice. Here is Governor Tillman;
ask him if any n^an is his choice.
I say that it is unfair to me and my
friends to be circulating this story in
the hope of winnicg on it." General
Ellerbe proceeded to criticise his
friend Evans for his tardiness in get
MDg la tue rteiorm uauaw, uemuji sumo
things, as at Sumter, highly amusing
the audience. General Ellerbe next
charged Evans with having voted
against the salary reduction in"1892.
"That is not so," said Evans.
wi will prove it on you," said Ellerbe,
and he read from the reeords where
Senator Buist, the Charleston antiSenator^
had moved to indefinitely postpone
the salary reduction bill and
vq-here Evans had voted with all the
anti-Tillmanite lawyers for postponement.
Ellerbe also charged Evans
with having voted against the farmers
college in 1888. General Ellerbee told
l-v-io /TTro/?Ar/1 ia nn colortr 1
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reduction, showing where he had asked
to have one of the clerkship of his office
abolished and had always been in
favor of all around reduction of salaries.
Continuing General EUerbe said:
"My friend (Evans) intimates that
there has been a State House ring and
that Governor Tillman broke that ring. ;
I will ask my friend to specify, to name ;
the men who composed that ring. Sen- '
ator Irby wrote a letter charging that
there was a ring. Fellow countrymen
I nave never neara anyimng in me
State House forlrby but expressions
of pity and sympathy- Irby charged
that a caucus of ring Reformers had
been held at Wright's Hotel. It is fasle.
The caucus, if it can be so called, was
at Governor Tillman's house and the
Governor was present, (General Ellerbe
told who were present.) No one
was discussed as a candidate for Governor
at that time. I repeat, and I
wantr distinctly understood, that as
far as 1 know, there is no ring in the
State House. I want my friend to
specify, and I ask him to do it. I am ,
running on my record and I am not in ,
any ring. My friend ought to do the ,
3ame thing and not tack himself on J
froverner Tillman's coat tail. 1 am as 1
good'a Reformer as Governor Tillman '
or any body else, and Governor Tillman ;
can and will tell you so.
The speaker was frequently encour- J
aged by remarks from the audience ,
and was at times liberally applauded. ,
He devoted the remainder of the time
co telling what had been accomplished j
by the Reform movement and discuss- ,
ing national issues. He concluded be- |
Ifore his time was up, and a cloud be- J
tokened a shower.
Senator Evans had been speaking ,
)nly a few minutes when rt.in began (
Killing, xue uutiirmau aujuurueu luv ,
meeting to the court house, a half mile
away, where the opcakzug trtto con tin -ned.
Senator Evans resumed his (
speech, employing his time in answer- j
ing the accusation of his friend Eller- ,
be. He ridiculed Ellerbe in a good natured
way, making the crowd ,
laugh. He cold jokes on his friend ,
and these almost jamused the au- i
clience. Senator ?jvans saia. ne 1
was willing to answer all charges. He ,
lid not come in this race to attack fel- ,
low Reformers, but had been jumped on (
and would defend himself. If Ellerbe (
3tarted out#> prove that he (Evans) ,
bad not been true to Tillman and lie- ,
form, he had a bard and stumpy road
to travel. He would not notice every- ,
Ka moo rirtf ohnofinf?
lillLIg, UCV/AUOC TV OO UUU OUWViUg |
grasshoppers. Ellerbe says he has done
lots fcr Reform, but he has been well
paid for it. He is a Reformer, but it
looks like he has been one for revenue. .
Senator Evans says he had been a Re
former since 1886. At that time he 1
wrote an article in the Augusta Chron- '
icle. He read this article. It was a de- j
fense of the Reform movement then beginning
and the right of farmers to 1
organize for political purposes. The '
article also defended Tillman, tnen 1
Kin i%?UofiArt Tn 1 QQQ ha OTOQ
3tCU (jlU?? U19 a^iuatzvu? xu aww uv n uu
elected to the Legislature by the farm- !
ers of Aiken and ^?as twice re-elected,
each time on the Reform patform. T wo 1
years ago he was sent to the Senate by !
farmers by a thousand majority. The 1
people had never regarded him as a
coat tail swinger. 1
To the charge of having voted against 1
Tiilmaa for the Agricultural Board, he ;
said it was an attempt to shelve Till
man, who had afterward censured his ]
friends for nominating him. He had 1
voted against the agricultural college (
as charged, because the bill for it car- J
ried an appropriation which would have
increased the taxes of the people one- 1
fourth of a cent. This was not in ac- j
cord ance with the Reform platform and
pledges to the people. Later he had
fought for Clemson College because the 1
bill was different.
"1 am not Tillman's candidate or any 1
body's candidate," declared Evans.
"Any man who accuses me of disloyalty 1
to the Reform cause I will tell him ne
lies, but nobody is going to do it. What
is the matter with Billy (referring to '
Ellerbe)? Is it tbat he has got a big
fat office and wants another ? It locks
like he is swinging on Tillman's coat
tail. I am no coat tail swinger."
EvaDs told a good joke about a boy
who had one potato, but wanted ?rwo,
ands-iiri this is Ellerbe. who has one no
tato but wanted two. (Laughter.) He
ought not to jump on me because 1
want a potato.
About the salary reduction vote, he
said he cast it because the lirst bill did
not cut salaries equitably. He also
said that Jim Norton, Ellerbe's clerk,
had gone to him (Evans) and begged
that salaries be kept as they were, as he
and other clerks couldn't live. He said
Vnrfnn had nnf, nn a no or mouth. Sen
ator Evans declared that afterward he
had voted for a salary reduction bill.
He had voted in 1888 to cut the salary
of legislators to S4 per day. He said
that every Reform measure has been
put in his charge to pull through tbe
Legislature. To hear Ellerbe talk, be
said, one would think that Ellerbe had
dene everything and that Tillman had
not rctateri nr t?kf?n nart in anvthin?.
Senator Evans said he had been a Reformer
by inheritance. His uncle,
Mart Gary, was a Reformer, and Evans
desired to right some of the injustice
done Gary. Evans said it looked like
Ellerbe was jealous of him because he
goes to Tillman's house. He said the
Governor often sends for him to advise
on matters regarding: the Reform
mo vement, because Tillman thinks I
have more sense than some people. I
care not if the people know I do love
Tillman and have "stood by his side in
all dangers. During the Darlington
trouble he had not slept forty-eight
"About the Stata House ring, all I
know," said Evans, "is that they wanteds
March convehtion. That looked
like ring rule. They wanted candidates
nominated in March without ever
appearing before the people. I told
them that if they didn't let the people
hear them they would all be kickad out i
of office. Governor Tillman endorsed
our views. Ellerbe was in favor of
that March convention. I made Tiliman
put his foot on it."
Senator Evans said the antis hattd
him awful hard. At bumter one of
them said: "If you will let us vote in
the primary we will beat Evans and
elect you, Ellerbe." Senator Evans declared.
but not ecotisticallv that if he
had not assisted fn refunding the State
debt, it would never have been refunded.
He had epent his money in doing
this and had never asked the State to
pay back a nickle of it. He notooly
spent money, but time.
He had defended the conststutionali+
** fk/v V\/?n/ln V>A^ArA tka Cnnrnino
bjr VI CIJC UUUUO UOiViC bug
Court aod made no charge tor if. After
the debt had been refunded, Filerbe
had the cheek to want the oonds sent
to his home in Marion, so he could
sign them. It would have cost the
State S300 to send and get the bonds
back from Ellerbe's home.
Senator Finley and Dr. Strait, Congressional
candidates, followed the others,
speaking on the same line as at
other meetings. Secretary of State
Tin^ol or>^ (1 IVolt WKitmon arrived
just ia time to addres3 a small number
who had remained in the court house.
It was then after three o'clock. The
campaign party went from here to
Cheraw this afternoon and will go to
A Trsla Hrld Up.
Savannah,Ga., June26?Train No.
G, of the Savannah, Florid i and West-qfn
l)?il ittott frAw ThAmootrilla ^iio frv
C1L1 iifailTVCkJ UVUl ?UVUi?dTillVf uuu uv
arrive here at 7 o'clock this morning,
was held up one mtle this side of Homerville,
120 miles Southwest of Sa
vannab, this morning at 1:50 by six
masked white men. The safe In the
express car was robbed of its contents,
31,222 in cash. Two of the men boarded
the train at Homervilie, concealing
themselves behind the tender. As
soon as it was started they climed over
the tender, covered the engineer and
fireman with pistols and told Engineer
Jenkins to stoo when ordered. About
o milii frr\m TlrtrnftrTrlllQ th<? nrHsp WAS
giveD and the train brought to a standstill.
Thsnfour other similarly masked
white men joined the party and while
the two kept the engineer covered they
proceeded to get into the express car.
Conductor Farris came out with a train
hand to investigate the cause for stopping,
but did not stand on ceremony
when ordered to return to his car.
While two of the men kept watch, the
rvfKziT* f oroH PvnrflOQ OQQAD (TOT
l/uuti KJ TW KJ UC1CU -A-J " ^uuvu^v,*
Calder to open the door. He refused
and was then told he had better get out
of the car. He heard one $i the men
Lighting a fuse and before he could
reach the corner, a dynamite cartridge
exploded, breakiDg the door from its
fastenings and completely stunning
the messenger. When he came to he
was looking into the barrel of a pistol
and was ordered to throw up his hands.
He did not hesitate long and when
told to open the safe he did so, taking
the packages out as ordered. The robber,
there wag only one in the car,
gathered up the money in his arm and
went to join his associates. They got
on the engiae, made the fireman uncouple
it from the cars and then compelled
both engineer and fireman to
leave it. They took the_engine, ran up
[,0 a pOIEiX Tu i?ie " woOus juotu ixlgjae,
aleven miles from the scene of the robbery,
%here they left the engine and
took to the woods. As scon as they
left, word was sent to the officials here,
who ordered a freight to bring up the
passenger coaches to their engine. ExSherifE
Hurst of Thomas county, one of
r,ha most darincr officers In the State, at
Lhe head of a possee, reached the scene
about four hours later and with a pack
of hounds, from McRae's convict
:amp, started In pursuit of the robbsrs,
who were thought to have gone off in
the direction of Okefinokee Swamp,
rhe officials believe the posse has the
right trail'and that the robbers will be
Back at Sohn Giry Evans.
CoLiiBiA, S. C., J une 29?Mr. James
Norcon, chief clerk in the office of Comptroller
General and candidate for that
affice, yesterday gave the "press the following
I see it. reported in the papers today
chat Senator John Gary Evans said at
Chesterfield yesterday that I approachtrim
with poor mouth a3 to my salary.
Mr. Evan3 is entirely mistaken if he
made such statement. What X did do
wa3 to call his and other members of
the general assembly's attention to the
unjust and apparently spiteful discriminations
in the Senate salary bill o?
1892.1 mentioned the special discrim
iiiation against the office of Comptrollar
General. This bill fixed his salary
as SI,900 and current expenses at Sl,S50.
This was to all intents and purposes
an addition of the office; the real
purpose of the same was to give the
office S2,700 when up to Gen. Ellerbe's
term it took S4,200. This same Senate
bill gave the State Treasurer's ofiieeS4.200
when it had before received $4,500
and left the salarv of treasurer at S2,
100. The treasurer did not have any
more force than he absolutely needed,
and the work in the Comptroller
General's office exceeds that of the
The force in the Comptroller General's
office has been made 83,400 or
5800 less each year than it took under
the former administration, or a saving
of $3,200 for the four years. This
has been saved notwithstanding
the extra work imposed by the
bank and railroad litigation. Under
the circumstances I did
think the Senate bill unfair, unjust,
and damaging to the public service as
represented by the Comptroller General's
office and I felt,coming,a3 I under
stood the bill did, from a Senator who
was a director and a lawer fir one of
these railroads lizhtintrthe administra
tion, that ic waslpitei'ul to the extent
cf its application to the office of the
Comptroller General. There were other
gross inequalities in the bill which 1
mentioned even to the ways and means
committee of the House. Tbe auditor
and treasurerer of Charleston county
receive salaries larger than the
Comptroller General and the State
Treasurer. These officiate get twice
what the same officials of Spartanburg
get and do no more or llittle more
St. Tal l, Minn., June 28.?Meagre
reports from Southwestern Minnesota
indicate that a terriiic cyclone passed
through tnat section this morning. At
Sleepy Eye, four people were killed and
at Window two. Great damage was
3IS0 done at JLteuyiue, ^uiisgevme auu
Aberdeen, S. D. St. John's University
at Coliegevile was struck at 8:30 p.
m. The industrial school was totally
wrecked together with the carpenter
shop, bakery, barn, slaughter house,
laundry and store and shoe shop. Over
five inches of water fell in an hour at
Aberdeen. Great damage was done
from the washing out of crops. The
cyclone struck ilenville at a few minutes
before 0 o'clock, wrecking everything
in its path. Timbers of a house
fell upon Mrs. Charles Hackman break
ing h?r thigh and crushing her head.
TheLuthemChurcb, high school building
and the residence ot FranK Berding
and Charles Hackman were demolished.
I A QUIET MEETING.
P?ACE REiGNS BETWEEN THE SENATORIAL
The Campaign Gathering at Bennetrsvllie
TicdalJ. Eilerbe, Evans end Other Candidates
Make Fpteches Representing5
JBennettsville, S. C., Jane 27.?The
campaign is j ust humming along quietly
now as a summer slnh. The Governor
continues to prod Cleveland's *old
fat ribs" with his pitchfork and G. W.
Whitman is still blowing up Hell
Gates by the gross without touching
the South Carolina College, but all
traces of blood have disappeared from
tbe Senatorial moon. A majority of
tbe meeting favored Tillman.
Representative Whitman was the
first speaker. He jerked the bell cord
of the welkin and rung it for all it was
worth. He put on his political diving
bell and blew ur? Hell Gate again. He
declared that in' order to Had out a
man's politics these days one had to
"revert to genealogy and the records."
He bad several other Hell Gates in the
shape of the corporations and the money
power to blow up but did not have
time to fix the dynamite. He thought
it was time to rotate Mayfield out of
the State House and rotate him in.
Secretary of State Tindal spoke next.
He said that one South Carolina had
pascal away and that the reform movement
was making a new one and readortoiol
Hn^a An o noar hfiQiQ
JUObliJg 1/llQ OUVUtl &AUW VU W WW II VMW.W.
The agricultural college had been established
to enable the boys to apply
science to their work. The South was
fifty years ahead of the North except
in one respect?the North has more
skllied artisans. The reform movement
had taught the railroads and the
corporations that they could not dictate
to the State. It had reduced the interest
on the State debt from 6 to
This govesnment has been taken out of
the hands of the few. thus preventing
them from rehabilitating it on antebellum
lines. If the people wanted to
UUilUilJLlC iU auu cutjust
the r.fE?irs of government they
must watch and not let another ring
be formed. A government of the whole
people would eventually result in a
goyernmant ot the best people. There
was no reason for strife to continue to
mar the peace and progress of the State.
It could result only from the mere desire
of one set of men to dominate over
the other. He hoped Tillmanite and
Conservative would remember this.
The conflict between the towns and
the cities was deplorable. This came
from a misconception of the Alliance
by the town people who would not open
their eyes to see the object of that
ffrftat organization. Mr. Tindal
sketched the history oi the Ailiance,
showing that it wa3 through it that the
nation was awakened to its interests;
that it overturned the Republican parto
ana placed the Democrats in power:
and that it stopped the sugar bounty
and the giving of land to railroads. Instead
of saying "damn the Alliance"
every farmer should join it. He
warnedthe people not to allow the Alliance
to commit Itself to any political
party, n eieccea uoveruor ne wuuiu
endeavor to administer the affairs of
government in equity and justice to all
Senator John Oary Evans was the
second Gul>ernatorlal batsman. He
paid a beautiful tribute to the Confederate
soldier, especially to the veterans
of the Fee Dee. Discusing national
affairs, he said that the oniyreai uem-1
ocrats in the South to-day are those
who stand on the Ocala platform. He
declared that he believed the Sub-Treasary
plan, if adopted into law, would
destroy the Yankee nation. It; would
make the South the most prosperous
section of the United State?, and would
transfer the financial fountain head of
the country to the South. No law, he
said, could be passed which would not
benefit one serction at the expense of
another. The country is too big. He
advised the Allance not to surrender
one of its demands or principles. It
will win in the end.
Senator Evans spoke next of his connection
with the Reform movement
and of some of the bills which he had
introduced and seen become law. He
believed bis county government bill
one of the greates ever passed and that
i&woidd make splendid roods for the
people. Ifhad been commented upon
it every part of the country. He said
be introduced a bill to establish separate
public schools for white and colored
children. It had been defeated by
members from Charleston and Columbia.
He said the article published in
the Columbia State that he had opposed
the two-mill tax was false. The
people, he said, should vote for a constitutional
convention. This convention
would change the arrnarement for
Teaching on the Dispensary law,
Senator Evans said the Supreme Court
had tried to become the Legislature
of the State. To prove that the law
was constitutional, be said the whisker
men of Charleston had employed lawyers
to get their advice on the law
and were told that it was sound and
constitutional. Every circuit jud?e in
the State except one bad decided that
it was constitutional. He quoted decisions
of the Supreme Court showing its
inconsistency in whiskey cases. Ten
years ago it decided thac the right to
sell whiskey was not inalienable. This
year it had decided just the opposite.
Senator Evans ably defended the
Dispensary law. He showed how much
that decreased drunkness and how
much good it had done. The people
want the law and are going to have it.
The speaker attacked prohibition as a
farce. He told a good joke on Bennettsville
when It had prohibition aod
showed that liquor had been more
AlnnUfnl fhon than nAIU W3 WAS lib
erally applauded when he finished.
General Ellerbe then took the bat in
the gubernatorial game and he knocked
some hot grounders and several skyscrapers
at the Aiken game cock.
When he repeated his statement made
at Chesterfield that Evans had said
there was a ring in the State House,
the Senator got up an denied he had
made any such statement, that what he
had said was that he was ready to
smash rings. Ellerbe replied he was
glad that Evans had the manliness to
say that he had been misrepresented,
as he belonged to the State House
crowa, aua n mere woto auy cuoi.*ts>
about a ring there he wanted names.
Evans?I did not say there was no
ring there, and you can tell that part
of it for yourself. What I say is that I
never said there was a ring there.
Ellerbe again banged away a; Evans
for not supporting Tillman until he
began to itch for office. He declared
that the Aiken candidate represented
the new issue, "the death-bed repentance
boys." He read from the House
?*' tfeat- fftrona ha/1
I JVUlliai OUVTTiUg u??w U I MUU f ww?".
witb Haskell and Brawley and other
I antl lawyers against Clemson College,
"and yet he gets up here, puts on tils
gaffs and swears he will stick tbem in
anybody who attacks 2 Reformer.
(Laughter.) Why, bless hi? soul, he
rought us tor five years until we whipped
hied in." He wanted it distinctly
understood that he had been a Reformer
since 1885 when Ben Tillman first
shot off his gun here in Bennettsville.
He was no compromise candidate* He
talked some about the condition of the
country and said that the South and
West must come together and elect a
President. He showed how he had
raised the assessment of the corporation
and tried to make them pay proper
taxes as well as the farmers.
Gen; Butler was received with ap
plause. Speaking of the magnificent
crops and nice homes o? Marlboro
county that he had seen while riding
here from Cheraw, he said there ought
to be no calamity howlers here, and
that the people should bi happy and
thankful. He thought and prophesied
that times would shortly be better
throughout the country. The capitalists
In the North said there was ?24
per capita, while we did not have $2 a
head. He told of how a bank in his
county could not lend ?150 because it
aia not nave cne moD8y.
The trouble about the national banks j
was that they contracted or enlarged
the currency to suit themselves.
These banks reduced their circulation !
ftp a mini mum,and he had voted in Congress
to allow them to isssue an amount
of currency equal to their deposit in
bonds, instead of nine-tenths as now,
in order that the circulation of money
be increased. Answering Governor
Tillman's charge that Wall street had
raised a fund to have him re-elected,
he said that Wall street had no liking
for him, and that it had threatended to
blow him up for standing for the peo
pie in Congress. When Tillman wanted
to fund the State debt he went to Wall
In regard to his voting for Judge Si
monton's confirmation he asked why
had Gorvernor Tillman not sent some
protest to Washington against it. The
Governor's mouth ought to be closed
on tbat score. Judge Simonton was ah
honest, upright man whom he had
known for forty jears and he could not
get up in the Senate and vote against
him just because Governor Tillman did
not like him. The Alliance and the
Reform party were j ust getting on his
platform, as he had advocated free silver
for fifteen years.
In the face of previous experience
the people had re-elected Cleveliand.
They knew at the time he would veto
a free coinage bill or anything that
would help the South. It was the polliticans
who had opposed Cleveland.
Gen. Butler said that if he had anything
to do with the Democrat party in
the future he intended to read the riot
act and tell the people that they ought
to have a candidate from the West. He
had in mind a man from that section
who was with us completely on all our
The Southern farmers we're the
smartest people in the world. They
made cotton at niDe cents per pound,
sold it at seven and still lived. But
they could not live long at this. They
must have relief. The G-eneral said
that chairman of the meeting had reminded
him before the speakiDg that
the people wanted to hear issues discussed.
This was what he wanted. He
never heard a speech but that he learned
something and he always tried to tell
?* KA VrrtArrr T-T A
Ublifia WUttli 11C &lisn. lie
bitterness and hoped to see the people
glad to see you again." He recalled the
fact that he had begun his attack on
the "oligarchy "right here in Bennettsville
nine years ago. He did not wait
to catch the popular side. He just
took his stand and somehow the boys
came right along and ranged themselves
around him. He was going to
be the advance guard sent by the people
to take the government from the
He was not responsible for the bitterness
that bad passed between him
andJButler. He just pitched back two
rocks for one. He wanted peace, bnt
he was not going to be dictated to bya
minority. If those who had fought
him so bitterly and were ready
to join the church and would quit calling
him a devil, he was ready to open
the doors. (Voice: They want office.)
Ye?, that's what is the matter with
them. Let them take back seats and
come in on probation and show they
ain't for revenue and oflica and maybe
we will promote them some time.
I do not hate these men who hate me
so. I feel sorry for them. They are
benighted and have read the News and
Courier so that they thinkl am a devil.
He would talk to tlie people as a
plain farmer and a statesman, whicn
latter he claimed to be, as he had right
ly Interpreted the will of the people
and had done their wishes. The Republicans
and Hamiltonians and the
Antis were at heart Republicans. They
were no more Democrats than he was a
"Cleveland is not honest today, or
else he is the most damnable traitor
that has ever held that seat," shouted
the Governor amid applause. Cleveland
and his so called Democratic
CoBgress were responsible for the poverty
stricken condition of the country.
"PnCTitmri had hriheri ("Jnneress throuffh
Wall street. Before they weht to
Washington and bought the nomination
of Cleveland. They also bought
Harrison's nomination. Tbey were
happy and made the people pay the piper.
no matter which one got elected.
The Governor said that tho News
and Courier and other subsidized newspapers
that were bossed and owned
whined about an "honest; dollar."
They made silver dishonest oy legislation.
The governor argued for green
DacKS ana asKea way aia me capitalists
vrant the promise of the government
on a bond and yet reject it on a
note. He wanted Uncle Sam to destroy
natlODal banks and make gold, silver
and paper receivable for all dues
and go ahead and turn on a stream of
greenbacks that would irrigate this
country. Of course the opposition
would say this was the rankest heresy,
but he did not care.
The sub-treasury was simply an educational
doctrine used efficaciously to
show the farmers that they had been
imposed upon and to show the iniquity
of tne national DanKing system; ana it
has served its purpose- The Governor
said that at Spartanburg when he had
his famous debate with Ben Terrell
before the'Alliance, and behind closed
doors, he had satisfied his audience
that it was South Carolina's part to
mncA their fichf", in the Democratic
party and so ne let the sub-treasury
alone because he did not want to fight
his brethien. When the State convention
met last year the feeling was not
to send any delegates to Chicago, or if
they did to instruct them to leave if
Cleveland was nominated. In a caucus
he spoke against this and showed the
Reformer the unwisdom of such a
-course. He then argued that they
could not afford to risk the election of
Harrison by dividing the national Democracy.
The convention put the
Ocala platform in the State Democrat?
ic platform. He did not agree with
them and told them so, but that was
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mtJir ngui, auu ujr puuuug n lucic
the Third party was kept down in
South Carolina, while, said he, you and
I and two-thirds of the people had a
nerve of Third partyism up our backs
as big as your finger.
In other States the Alliance kicked
out of the party and had ruined itself
in doing so. South Carolina remained
in the Democracy and was an example
to the other States which are now regretting
that they had not followed
our course. We are likely to have them
follow our lead If we lead wisely and
well, but we must not fritter our
forces by dividing on small issues. We
must not load down our platform with
such impractical schemes as are on the
Popuilstlc platform. If we make the
light la the South and West on the
question of the government issuing all
toe paper monty and taking it away
from the corporations and making
gold, silver, and paper interchangeable
, we will win. The tariff is a side issue
and oo is governmental control of the
railroads. We must leave all these
questions out of it and consecrate all
our strength on the Gght for the people's
money. Speeches were made by
several candidates for State offices.
NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.
Gerui*21 Faalilers Kefased Permission to
Columbia, S. C.. June 29.?At a special
meetiog hell on June 18 the German
Fusiliers of Charleston decided to
accept the invitation of the German
Guards of Augdsta to participate with
them in their celebration of "German
Day," or "Dantsche Tag," (Jane 27)
The company, having decided to goto
Augusta, Capt. Scbacte wrote to Columbia
for permission for his command
4. ~ 1..
IU leave uie oiawe.
The following self explanatory correspondence
then ensued between himself
and Assistant Adjutant General
Charleston. June 18,1994.
Gen. H. L. Farley, Adjatant and Inspector
General State of South Carolina?General:
I have the honor .to request
you to grant me permission to
vi3it Augusta, Ga., with my company,
the German Fusiliers, on the 27th day
of June, 1894,
Captain German Fusiliers.
Respectfully forwarded approved.
T. A. Huguenin,
Columbia, June 25,1894.
Captain Henry Schacte, Charleston, S.
C.: Dear Sir:?Your letter to General
Farley asking permission to leave the
State armed and equipped has been received
and was referred to the Commander-in-chief,
and I am instructed
by him to say to you that as you? command
is under charges he cannot grant
Very respectf uly,
J. Gary Watts,
Assistant Adjutant and Inspector
Upon the receipt of the letter of the
Adjutant ana inspector u-enerai rerusing
the desired permission tbe telegraphic
correspondence below passed
between Capt. Renkl, of the Augusta
German Guards, and Captain Scbachte:
Charleston. J ane 25,1894.
Capt. A. J. Renkl, Augusta, Ga.:
Having been unabie to procure
the permission of the Commander-inchief
to leave the State we regret that
we cennot be with you.
Henry Sen acute,
Captain German Fusiliers.
C.: Ship uniforms and come anyhow;
have plenty of gnns. Answer.
A. J. Renkl.
Charleston, Jane 26,1894.
Capt. A. J. Renkl, Augusta, Ga.:
Thanks for your telegram. Would
gladly do so, but; under the circumstances
After sending the above telegram
Captain Schachte wrote to Captain
Renfel the following letter with which
the correspondence closed:
Charleston, Jane 26,1894.
Capt.A. J. Jttenkl, German Guards,
Augusta, Ga.?Daar Captain* I write
on behalf of the German Fusiliers te
say that we regret sincerely our inability
to participate with you in your anniversary
As explained to you by telegraph
our application for permission to leave
the State was refused by the Commnaer
We send our greeting to the German
Guards of Augusta, and wish them
continued prosperity iu the years to
Very truly and sincerely yours,
Ead < I the 3IcP?U Case.
W.L. McFail's peculiar and, by this
time, famous case has at last been definitely
decided and he will have to go
to the penitentiary to serve out the
seven years sentence for manslaughter
imposed upon him something over two
? W AO VtAAM A? ^ MAO AO
years <%xu. XYIUJC an u<u> uccu no nw an
a bird for two years owiDg to the most
peculiar combination of legal circumstances
ever kuown in the State.
About four years ago McFail got into
a difficulty with the town marshal of
Midway, ia Barnwell county, which resulted
in his shooting and killing the
marshal. He was arrested, tried and
convicted of manslaughter, and seotenced
to the penitentiary for seven
years. An appeal was takeD to the
State Supreme Court and McFail got
out on bond. In the course of time
the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal
because McFail's attorneys had
not had the briefs printed etc, in accordance
with the rules of the court.
The remittituer was sent down on
June 1G, 1892. After this McFail's apparently
giving up all hope of keeping
out of the State prison surrendered
himself to his bondholders, went to the
peniteatiary and offered to deliver himself
up to the authorities. They refused
to take him, the commitment
papers haviDg not been reoeived. Mr.
Williams applied to the United States
Supreme Court for a writ of error, alleging
that bis client was bain? deprived
of justice by the State Court because
he was too poor to have a brief
of his case printed. Tbe writ was
granted and McFail went home
He has been there unmolested for the
past two years. Some time ago the
case was called in the United States
Supreme Court and the State moved
to have the case dismissed. The mandate
of the court dismissed tbe case
with costs and penalties. The court
dismisses it upon tbe ground that the
petitioner failei to have his cause filed
ana aocKetea, as is rt quirt u uy uie
rules of the court. It appears that Mr.
Williams having moved to Janother
section of the country either forgot or
neglected the case, and in consequence
McFail will he obliged to go to prison
at once, the remittuer of the State
court having already gone down.
Tlrtd o! Living.
Charleston, June 28.? J. Henry
Hackerman, a young white man, committed
suicide five miles from here today.
He tied a bar of iron around his
waist and went out into the river,
where he shot himself. It was his evi
dent intention to aave xaiien into toe
river after shooting himself. He left
the followiog note on the table in his
Dear Mother and Father:?I am tired
of living and so I will make an end of
my life. So I mean to die and bury
myself. It is useless to try and find
my body, for you will never find it.
This is about all I have to sav out of
my mouth while I live. Your truly
and beloved sod, J. H. Hackerman.
HARTS BATTERY REUNION.
A L?re? Crowd and Goad Spsechea at the
Midway, S. C., Jane 28.?Wednes
day morning, June 27ch, dawned with
a slight cloud overlooking the horizon
and looked as if the day would b9 a
very rainy and ill looking one, bat soon
fkA AM/) U
aLUuwaiub tuc uiuuua vauisuca anu tuc
day put forth its golden sunshine and
proved to be a very fiae day. At 10
o'clock a, m. Dear one thousand people
lined the beautiful pavements of the
little city of Bamburg, S. C, and one
hour later between three and live hundred
more put in their appearance, the
occasion being the Reunion of Hart's
Tha "Cifof- n&nrrriO Rantmflnt Kroco
XUO A. Ik UV WWlgiM lU'w^lLUUUU
Bond, of Savannah, composed of 13
pieces was there in good style and gave
elegant music. At 10:30 o'clock the
band struck up a familiar piece and
marched to the place designated for
the speaking, followad by possibly a
thousand persons. The speeches took
place under large oaks which made a
Kind ot park and also a very pretty
At 11 o'clock all seemed anxious to
hear the orators, were called to order
by Chairman W. G. Smith, who announced
that Rev. J. W. Elkins would
lead us in prayer. Mr. Elkins arose
and made a noble and earnest prayer
lasting about fifteen minutes.
Chairman Smith then made a short
aaaress ana in conclusion iniroaacea
one of South Carolina's noble, distinguished,
and patiiotic gentlemen, Maj.
James F. Hart. The Major arose from
his seat casting a glance at the immense
crowd and then a look at Bamberg's
fair damsels with great admiration,
standing there upon the rostrum
looking like a brave veteran who with
his comrades went through the terrible
hard sti uggle fighting for their country
during thd Jate war, gave the crowd a
smiling bow and spoke for about half
an hour. He was greatly applauded ;
all throuch his SDeech and was loud'v
cheered at the conclusion.
Major Smith next introduced a son ,
of one of the survivors, a 17 year old
lad, Mr. R. A. Sherfesse of Rock Hill.
The young orator came forward and
with a plejsing smile quivering about
his lips rang out through the crowd his :
youthful yoice. ""His effort was grand.
He spoke near twenty-five minutes and
at the conclusion, the fair damsels
came on the stand and presented the
young orator with exquisite and beautiful
bouquets of flowers. He was also
loudly* cheered by the crowd and deserves
creat nralse for his utterances.
Col. Robert Aldrich of Barnwell, S.
C. was the next to come forward. His
bright intelligent physiogomy being familiar
took in the smiles and admiration
of everybody, for they knew that
it was not often that they hear such
an orator as the Colonel: His speech
was eloquent and was very interesting i
to all present. He spoke fifty minutes 1
and was lotrdly applauded.
At the conclusion of Colonel Aldrich's <
speech, the band struck up "Dixie" and I
the remaining survivors of Hart's Bat- i
tery, 17 in numbar, jumped from their ]
seats and yelled hurrah, hurrah! waiv- i
I familiar time seemed to have brou^i_ J
back recollections of the years of '61 to ,
'65. The 3urvivors who were present
were as follows:
Maj. .lames F. Hart, Gen. F. M. Bam- 1
ber. Louis Sherfese D. H. Sally, Wil- 1
Ham Phillips, Jeff Harvey, W. M. Eel- 1
der, Joseph Gillard, E. B. Guess, Por- i
ter Pearson, Henry Kennedy, John D. i
Livingstone, Charles Sherfese. Jo3eph
Murdock, D. P. Sojourner, 3. H. Trudal,
A. Y. Eaves, J. H. Walker.
Chairman Smith at 1 o'clock directed <
the crowd to the well-filled tables of
eatables near the fitting schooll building
where every body went, and after
a hearty repast seemed exceedingly
happy. Every body had a nice time and
went home praising God.?Columbia
O VUilAOi. v 4 I
4<rhJ? World la Gloomy.''
Bennetts vtlle, Jqqs 28.?Mr. R.
W. Wlngate, a merchant of th^s town
committed suicide this morning about
half past nine o'clock by cutting his
throat with a razor. He had been unwell
for a few days and was despondent
on account of money stringency.
He spent a sleepless night, and early
this morning called on druggist Douglas
and purchased a two ounce bot?le
of laudanum, stating that he wanted
it for his wife. He went to his store
and was peen there until 9 o'clock. Sood
afterwards he was discovered, through
a wifidow, under the counter in a pool
of blood, with an open razor near him,
and the empty laudanum bottle on the :
counter. The^bor was locked with
the.key on the inside, in the lock.
Coroner Sampson was at ones notified.
An entrance was effected. Mr. Wingate
was found to be dead. A
jary was empaneled and several witnesses
examined. An unfinished letter
dated June 28, was found on the dead 1
man's person, wnicn reaa as ioaows:
"Dear Delia: This world is gloomy
and my troubles are crushing me and
you and the children. It Is best for me
to leave this world."
His wife's name is Delia. The supposition
is thathe drank the laudanum,
and that drug not taking effect as soon
as he desired he determined to use his
razor. The verdict w?.s that he cams to
his death by a razor wound at his own
hands. Mr. Wingate was about 40
years of age and leaves a wife and live
children. He married a niece of Judge
C. P. Townsend.?State.
Forty Thousand StrlkSis,
Chicago, June 28 ?It was estimated
today at tb6 headquarters of the American
Riilway Union that fully 40,000
men are how out on a strike on account
of the refusal of the Pullman Company
to settle the differences with its employees
in the shops- By tomorrow night
nearly double that number will have
oeen oraerea out, ana lae strikers wm
include not only members of the union
but Knights of Labor, Brotherhood
men and other organization can in any
way affect the interests of the roads
which have decided to stand by Pullman.
It was given out at headquarters
today that to-morrow morning the different
railroads ont of Chicago handling
Pallman cars would be sufficiently
crippled to warrant the removal of the
base of operations of tba officers of
the American Railway Union from
Chicago to St. Louis.
rawea ioe noair.
Washington, Jane 22.?At 4:45
o'clock this afternoon the aati-opibn
bill passed the House by a vote announced
to be yeas 150, najs 87, present
and not voting 1. This result was reached
after two hours consideration of the
amendments to the bill, under the five
minute rule and an hours speech b?
Hatch, the author of the bill su omra*
up the arguments in its favor.
The bill, as> tiaallv passed, was the
bill that came from the committee cn
agriculture, with the single addition of
flour to the list of articles which may not
be traded in. The vote in favor of the
bill is snmmaiizad as follews: Damo
crats, 93, Rspublicaus 47, Populists 10.
Those who voted againsi il; Democrats
61 Republican 26.
A TERRIBLE DISASTER." j
TWENTY FIVE MSN DROWNEti BY
THE SINKING OF A BOAT.
ATo; Ov-;r-crowded with Members ctm
PUhlr## rinh FrtrnHAf* of) A M An H/? . . mSL
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Highlands -The S^amer Algooqatn and
Two Tng? t j th 3 Rescue.
New York, June 24.?The lus Jaa.
D. Nichols, o wned by Wm. Reeves, of
87th 8treet, tbis city, fonadered off the
Atlantic Highlands shortly before 1
o'clock this afternoon. The Nichols had
on board a party of excarsionists numbering
sixty -eight parsons and also carried
a crew of live men.
A? n^nr on ran h* loaned at. thia
writing forty eight persons were rescued
by the steamer AUonqaia, of the Ciyde
Line, and the la ;s Governor Wallace B.
Flint and II. J. Morgan. This leaves
t eQiy-five persons unaccounted for and
these have probably been drowned. The
names cf the victims have not all been
learned yet, and it will probably be several
days before a complete list ot the
dead can be gathered.
The tug Nichols was chartered by an
association kaown as the Herring Fishing:
Club, whose headquarters are at No
55 l9t avecue, this city. The tug, with
the party on board, left the toot of 5ih
sireet, E ist River, at 7.30 o'clock this
morning. Sbe stooped at Pier 3 on her N
way to the fishing banks off Seabright,
N. J., whyre several more persons were
taken on board, making sixty-eight in
all. Tbe fishing was indifferent and tbe
weather threatening, and the tug started
homeward. S lories differ *?a to what
happened on board the tu2. According
to one chapter of the nearrative the fiah?
ermea, to avoid getting wet, moved
arouad on the dry side of the vassal,
that is, the side where the waves did not
strike with much farce. It is claimed
by some that this action on the part of
the passengers resulted in the foondering '
of the tosr. With the increased weight f ^ '3
on one side she toppled over and the
waucL ian mvu uci uu quwu au * ~-Y~J
&at it was thereafter impossible to navigate
her. She struggled for a short distaoce
and tben, a? the. water continued vsa
to roll into her, she' .sank further and
further into the swells and went down.
By others it is claimed that, the shifting
of the passeasers hid nothing to do
with the accident. These allege that
the tog was an old and rotten affair; that "
she~was terribly over cro vded and consequently
top-heavy, and that when she "
got into the heavy sea she simply went ' - 'f.
over. .. ^
rn- . m * t-r.n. 1 ^ -t.J 7-.A5
e>ae Dievv aer waxsue auu ubifacbcu u\r r ; *
tention on board of the steamer Algonquin,
which was a mile away. The Algonquin
lowered a life boat, but the tog
3auk before either the life boat or the . ? *
tugs named came op. As she shank
aP ai?Kf 4 V?a frvrv r\f VtAIIQA '
ISUb Ui bug WW^/ VI vuw VTUVW* UVW4WJ
together with a ratt and a lite boat, remained
fl Dating on the water. To every
particl s of wreckage clang one or more of .>2
the drowning throng. Toe life raft was
lihn mngf; sonyM hr nnri th03e who were
iu ununate as 10 maseii" were safeO; * '%
?Too lu^'-o nm uwi> ?M
but fall of water. In it was the body of
% drowned man tangled up id fishing
Lines.. Tie water was so rough that
the Algonquin made no attempt to
pick up ber life boat, but gave it a line
ind towed it astern until quarantine was
? ? "S" H
Why He Killed Him.
Lyons, June 26.?Santo, the assassin -/ of
President Carnot, was again
brought up this morning for examlna- -.-J
tlon before Examining Magistrate
Benois^When the examinating magistrate
asked Santo whether he had a
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personal grievance agamsu x icaiuouu
Carnot, he replied: '-M
"No, but he was a tyrant, and I killed
him for that reason."
"How did you stab him?" asked the . ' "
magistrate. * . <2
"1 pushed aside the horses and carl- \
asoier and advanced to the carriage. I
had a dagger concealed iqmy sleeve. x v |
I only had to raise my hand. I aimed
at the stomach and brought my arm
down sharply, shouting "Long live an- _ J
archy." The crowd rushed uoofo. me
asd laid me prostrate, I was beat mercilessly."
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"is tne president. ueau z u&cu ^aaw,
As the magistrate made no reply, the
prisoner took it for granted that his
victim was dead. He smiled and raising
his hand, imitated the act 0t stab- '
bmg the President with undisguised
iflee. The examination lasted fonr
A Lady Killsd. Jj
Florence, S. C., Jnne 27.?A horri-- f\
ble accident occurred here at 11 o'clock :i
todav. in which Mrs. Fannie Jfachman
lost her life and Mrs. Helena Welsh re
celved a horrible scalp wound. Mrs. ?I
Welsh, a widow lady and a crl ppie, was ?1
oat shopping today driving a horse and ' |
buggy. While on Darlington street the' \
horse took fright and ran down Irby
street. WJiile crossing tha Wilming- _
ton, Colambia and Augusta tracks Mrs.
Welsh was thrown oat, falling on her
head and receiving a gash from the
forehead to the back of her head aboat
" * ' " ,? >
six menes in lengm. mrs. w ciau may
recover from her injuries. The horse
continued , his mad ran till It reached j
the electric light pale in front of the
court house. Here the buggy was
smashed Into smithereens and Mrs.
Nachman was thrown about thirty "" ---?
feet, falling on her head. She was
knocked senseless, the concussion being
so great that she died in -about fire
minutes. .No one knows the cause of
the horse running. It is indeed a sad J
affair and has been the topic of conversation
all day. J
Oatlawa at Yem&saoe.
Yemassee, S. C.f June 26.?Yesterday
afternoon three negroes were
caught breaking into the freight cars
of th? Charleston and Savannah Rail
way near Central J unction, ana were
followed by Bram White, who is em- I
ployed by the road. He followed them J
to Yemassee, but before they reached
there they had committed anotner ortense.
They had robbed another negro
right ia the sight of the Yemassee de- 1
pot, and took all the money he had, "J
also shooting hitn and badly braising
him. A posse was at once organized
and they captured the offenders at
Coosawhatchee, having to shoot two of ?C
them and iojuriDg them slightly. They
were taken to Hampton County jail
today. Operator Commlns took a very
active part ia their capture.
A Sad Death, ' _
Charlotte,N. C, Jane 26.?John
Logan Jamison, Jr., assistant overseer 1
on the Thompson orphanage farm near
Charlotte, was killed by lightning this
afternoon under a poplar tree, under
which he and his mule, with which he 1
had been plowing, toot shelter. La3t
Wednesday young Jamison was married
to pretty Ruth Broarn, one of the
ward of theTompsoou orphanage. After
a motherless and fatherless childhood,
Ruth nad at last found happiness in
marriage to a manly husband, but now,
after live days of wedding life the un- ^
fortunate woman is a widow.