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VOL. LII. ~ ~ WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY. APRIL 13, 1898. NO. 36.
GOVERNOR ELURBh ASKED TO SECURE
GereraJ* Are Prcmlaeit
A moig the For* most la This Great Move .
m?Bt- EnlJstment I-lax fc to be Sigurd by j
LTt OSC^Wbo Enli. t.
Governor Ellerbe has received 1he
r following letter and circular from the
Wifctional Volunteer Reserve, urging
* im to push forward the work of
securing enlistments in this move
An enlistment blank was enclosed
and the .etter urges the publication
of these blanks by "patriotic newspapers."
The names referred to iD tbe
letter are those of the member of the
military commi;tpe. Tbe c fficers of
the reserve are John M. Schofield,
lieutenant-generalU. S. A., Commander,
James Longstreet; lieutenant
general, vice commander: 0. 0.
Howard, major geneial U. S. A ,
chairman of ibe military committee
and Albert Ames, U. S A., Green
ville M. Dodge, major general, U. S
A., and Jesuit "Wheeler, lieutenant
geneial, vice chairman. Following
are the members of tbat committee,
many of them oistinguished Confed
Lieut. Gen. John M. Schofield
Lieut G?r. W. L. Lon?stieeS.
Lieut Gen. W. L Cabell.
Lieut Gen. 8tephen D. Lee.
Lieut Gen. Joseph Wheeler.
Major Gen. 0. 0 Howard.
Major Gen. A. McD. McCook.
Major Gen. D. E. Sickles.
Major Gen Joshua L Chamberlain.
Major Gen. Alb rt Ames.
Major Gen. Z B. Bliss.
Major Gen. Thomas J. Wood.
Major Gen 0. B. Wiilcox.
Major Gan. D. S. 8tanley.
Major Gen. EL G. Wright
Major Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner.
Major Gen. E T. Sykes.
Major Gen. M. T. MeMahon.
Major Gen. Schuyler Hamilton.
Major Gen. M. C. Builer
"Rricr flfiu .Tarr fi-mnt Wilsnn
Brig. Gan. J. Fred Pier*on.
Brig. (Jen. R C. Dmm.
Brig. Gen. W. A. Hammond.
Brig. Gen. Eti Long.'
Brig. Gen. E. L Molineux.
Brig. Gen. C. G. SawtelL
Brig. Gen. A. T. Watts.
Brig. Gen. Sam Thomas.
Brig. Gen. Edward E. Ripley.
Brig. Gen. John W. M. Appleton.
Brig. Gen. W. P. Carlin.
Brig. Gen. W. B. Rochester.
Brig. Gen. R. N. Batchelder.
Brig. Gen. Michael R, Morgan.
Adj. Gem T. S Peck.
Rear Admiral S. B. Luce.
Rear Admiral Geo. E Belknap.
Rear Admiral John H. Upshur.
Rear Admiral F. A. Roe.
Rear Admiral George B. Baich.
Rear Admiral F. M. Ramsay.
Rear Admiral R. M. Stembel.
l Rear Admiral P, Crosby.
Rear Admiral J. E. Jouelt
m Rear AdmiralS. R Franklin.
Admiral A. W. Weaver,
w Bear Admiral O, F. Stanton.
m Rear Admirsl James A. Greer.
Br Rear Admiral George Brown,
Avi/) oil li fiTT MAvtnwnlr MA4
rum AU iiviug iic^iwgciirraio, LUOJVJX
generals and brig-generals on both
sides of the late *ar.
The letter reads as follows:
To His Excellency the Governor.
We beg to call ycur attention to the
names herewith and the enclosed dis
patches. The movement is growing
so rapidly that we have not the force
at our command to keep pace with
the demand. The movement is one
to strengthen the national defense
and prajs for concerted action on the
part of all States.
We urge you to foe following aid:
]. Encourage the Press of your
S'ate to urge enroIJmsnt.
2. Ask t&e press to prii t prominently
the enrollment blank herewith.
3. If possible open headquarters for
enlistments in tne State capitol and
at other points in jour prominent
4. As the time is so short and it is
impossible to distribute blanks from
this headquarters have blanks of the
size and character of those herewith
printed for distribution by your local
We rely on your enthusiastic encouragement
throughout your State.
^ Requests have been made io general
that it seems impossible to consider
any exception. We have the honor
to be yours very truly,
The National Volunteer Reserve.
J. M. Schofield,
A. McD. Cook, Secretary.
Following is the circular:
Washington, D. C., March 28,1898.
Adjutant General Corbin received a
telegram today from Generals J. M
Schofield, 0. O. Howaid, and Aiex
ander McCook, a committee represent,
ing the National Volunteer Reserve,
as follows: 4 'Speak well of and sup
port our great movement of Northern
and Southern veterans forever putting
aside the shadow of sectionalism,
strengthening the President's hands
and declaring the firmness and loyalty
of the DeoDle of the nation.
Urge all newspapers throughout the
^Aotmtry to publish enlistment blanks.
Ehe National Volunteer movement
y^sll have all the effect of the President
^^calliag out volunteers and this without
exp2nse or delay to the government,
or creating too mush feeling or
unneccessary alarm, or require an act
of war to place us on a foundation
firm and ^strong and by increasing
and improving the quality of our
citizenship. It is strangely as good a
peace as war measure.
THE ENLISTMENT BLANK.
City of (Town of)..?.............ss.:
1, bom in..? *, in the
State of.**... , ?ged..........
jears, now residing at... ..in
ilc vouniy ci ....?.? ? anasaieoi
with pcs.clfice address
below staled , by occupation a do
hereby state and dtclare that I am
of proper age acd believe myself to be;
physically and otherwisa qualified to
tear arms; tbat I am not 'enlisted in
the National Guaid or Naval Reserve;
c f any Stite or in the army or the
navy of the United States, but desire
ibat my services shall be available to
the United States in the event of war
^ithany foi eign povrer. I do, therefore,
enlist in the National Volunteer
R serve, and ask that my name be enrolled
as a member of said organization,
and I do solemnly undertake and
agrep. in tbe event of war between
the Unitrd States and any foreign
power, if called upcn by the constitu
ted authorities of the State of
or of the United States through tbe
lawful channels to enlist as a (soldier
or sailor) in the National Guard or
the Naval Reserve of f aid State, or the
army or the navy of the United 8tates
for the length of time and upon the
terms that may by law be provided,
and I do solemnlv swear (or affirm)
? ' i -'it. J _ n ~
tfcat i will Dear irue iaun asu suegi
ance to the United States of America,
8nd that I will serve them honestly
and faithfully agaius* all their enemie
Subscribed and duly sworn to be
ford mo this *???*-?day of *...?*
I hereby certify ttat the above
named man is between the age of 18
and 45, and that he is free from all
bodily defects and mental infirmities
wbich would in any way disqualify
him from performing military duty.
OLD CONFEDERATE VETERANS
| SbcnM CsrclBliy Bead the Circular Append*
d Bel' w
j For the information of veterans,
! sponsors and others who f xpsct to atj
tend the annual reunion of the South
: Oarolina division, United Confederate
v cirraua, m vuai??u
inst., the following circular is pub
Veterans.?As the ceremonies commence
1C a. m., Wednesday, April
27ih, and something: of interest is proposed
for every hour of that and the
next day, veteran?? should arrive not
later than night of Tuesday, A.pril
26th. The morning trains, arriving
| April 27tb, w.ll come in too late for
the delegates to take in first session of
tne convention. The convention will
be held at th* German Artillery hall,
Wentworth Street, commencing at
10 a. m.
The hall, the largest in the city will
not hold many more than the delegates
and alternates, so it is proposed
n Viotta q mnT>stBi> maefiner nhArA all
the veterans, sons, daughters -Mid
their friends can gather, iu the a1 ter
noon, April 27Qi. at the Citadel. This
meeting will be called to order at 5 p
m. The veterans, escorted by the
sons and the Fourth Brigades. C- V,
T., will march up to the Citadel. The
parade will be formed in Meeting
street, right of South Carolina divis
ion U. C. V., resting in Market street,
and will move punctually, not nomi
nally, at 4 o'clock. The following
distinguished speakers have been invited
to address this meeting; Generals
Gordon, Hampton, Butler, Law,
Bonham and others.
The convention will assemble ag&in
in the evening at 8 30 o'clock. April
! 28th the convention will hold two ses
! sions, one commencing at 10 a. m. and
! the other at 8 30 p. m.
Registration?All comrades M the
South Carolina division U. C. V. and
other Confederate veterans will regis
ier at the German Artillery hall and
receive their badges.
A bureau of information wiU be established
at the stor? of J. S. Pinkussohn
& Bros., 270 King street, near
Wentworth street, by the Y. M. B L,
who will cheerfully assist the visitors
in securing boar dine: places and give
any other informatien needed.
As the city will probably be very
much crowded, al] comrades are ad
vised to make their arrangements for
board in advance.
Flags?camps will please display
tie-camp banners in the convention
hall, and carry the same in the ja
Any historic battle flag wi'l be
placed upon the stage during the ses
sions of the convention. The bearers
of such battle flags?not the camp
banners?will report to Division
Headquarters, board room, first story,
German Artillery hall, April 27th, at
9 46 a. m.
1 H 3U3ST THEY WERE LYNCHERS
Eijbt Men "Wounded In a Fight Between
Whites and Negroea.
On Saturday night there was what
might be called a drawn battle between
some white men and negroes in
the St. Phillip's section of dewberry
county. The facts leading up to the
trouble on Saturday night are told
substantially the same by both sides.
The Hon. John F. Banks' cattle had
gotten on the lands worked by Monroe
Leifzsey, and he had gone to Mrs.
Banks and the members of Capt.
Banks'family in his (Banks) absence
and spoken insultingly and impudently
to them, ana had also made insult
ing remarks about Capt. Banks.
On Wednesday Capt Banks was at
Mr. W. D. Halfacrt's, when Monroe
Leiizsey came along the road. He
was asked about his talk, and not denying
it, Capt.^ Banks struck him
several times. Later in the day the
negro, wno had lain in wait by the
roadside, knocked Capt. Banks out of
his buggy with a stick. A warrant
was sworn cut for Leilzsey and Con
staDle Joe W. Werts appointed to
make the arrest. Apprehending trou
ble he toofc a posse of 12 or 15 white
men and went to the negros house
Saturday night. The constable sajs
he put guards around the house and
| then rapping on the door, called to
Leitzsey to surrender, and the negro
cried for help and shot through the
door. The negro says proceedings
were opened by shots from the whites.
At any rate when Monroe called a
dczin or so negroes rushed out of adjacent
houses and opened fire. The
posse fell back to the house and returned
the fire. The posse withdrew
with four men wounded, none seriously.
Four negroes were wounded
The negroes captured a mule ridden
bj one of the posse. 3>i!zs3y was not
oontimH T-Ta wont to VamS(.i?nr Mnn.
day and was arrested. The negroes
say they thought the posse was a mob.
Warrants have beenissutd for a num
ber of them. It is believed members
of the possa will aJso be arrested. It
is regretted that the officer went in
the night to serve his warrant.?State.
No Supp'e; Tor tha Enemy.
A dispatcn from Pailadelphia says
"afleet of American sail ng vessels,
under charter to load coal lor Cuba,
refuse to proceed, instructions having
been received from Washington
that carrying supplies there would be
considered ss feeding the enemy.
Hundreds of cars with coal, provisions
and supplies have been sidetracked
near Greenwnich Piers to await the
J? _* & Q,-,, 1 !
U^IKIUU U1 kUC ^UY CJl LL LLi^i-L V* KJOkLXing
vessels bound for Key Westand
New Orleans also refuse to proceed as
\htir course is directly along the coast
of Cuba for many miles, which wouid
subject them to perils which their
owners decline to risk.
A NOTE PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT
BY THE PGWEPS.
! President aTcKirley Makes a Com t on
| but Plain Bej-ly? He 8aya Conditions in
j Cuba are InacfferiVe and the Unitd
| Stat*s la Doing Its Duty.
The Greii rowers represented in
Washington culled on President Mc
Kinley and presented a note on Thursday
expressing urgent hope for a
peaceful adjustment between the United
States and Spain, to which the
President replied with unmistakable
plainness as to the duty and unselfish
endeavors of this government to terminate
the insufferable conditions in
The visitors were received by the
President in tiae blue rcom at the
White House. Sir Julian Paunce
fote, the Engli sh Minister, acted as
spokesman. He said:
* Mr. President: We have been commanded
by th?s great powers of Europe
whom we represent here today to
present ycur excellency with a message
of friendship and peace at the
present critical juncture in the relations
between the United 8tates and
Spain, and convey to you the sentiments
expressed by the collective note
which I have the honor to place in
The note is a3 follows:
' The undersigned represesta?ives of
Germany, Austria-Hungary, France,
Great Britain, Italy and Russia, duly
authorizied in that behalf, addresses
in the name of their respective gov
ernments, a pressing appeal to the
feeling of humanity and moderation
of the President and of tbe American
people, in their existing differences
with Spain. Tbey earnes'ly
hope that furl;her negotiations will
lead to an agreement which, while se
curing the maintenance of peace, will
afford all necessary guarantees for
the reestablishment of order in Cuba.
TLe powers do not doubt that the hu
manitarian and purely disinterested
character of this representation will
be fully recognized and appreciated
by the American nation."
The reply cf President McKinley
was as follows:
' The government of the United
States recognizes the good will which
has prompted the friendly communication
of the representatives of Garmany,
Great Britain, I &ly and Kussia, as set
forth in the address of your exceUen
cies, and shares the hope therein expressed
that the outcome of the situa
tion in Cuba may be the maintenance
of peace between the United States and
Spain by affording the necessary
guarantees for tbe reestablishment of
order in the island, so terminating the
chronic condition of disturbance there
which so deeply injures the interests
and menaccs the tranquility of the
American nation by the character and
consequences of the struggle thus kept
up at our doors, besides shocking its
sentiment of humanity. The government
of the United States appreciates
the humanitarian and disinterested
character of thsi communication now
made on behalf of the powers named,
and for its part is confident that equal
appreciation will be shown for its own
earnest and unselfish endeavors to fulfill
q tn hrmanitv hv endini* a
"4 * w "w **1 " """ " / ' ~ *3
situation the indefioite prolongation
o' which has become iasufferable."
The party then withdrew to the
state department and repaired in a
body to the diplomatic room, where
they held a conference with Judge
Day, assistant secretary of state. This
conference took a wide range and
went considerably outside of the address
delivered to the President.
Shortly after the conference Judge
Day left the state' department, declining
to say more than toreferirquirers
to the address of the ambassabors and
the reply of the President.
The note of the powers has not, in
the opinion of members of the administration,
changed the situation in the
the slightest degree. What pressure
was brought to bear to secure even
ULUiS JULiUUijr wapi Wocvu tt aju ?uh? a ma ouva
negotiations would result in the main
tenance of peace is not known, but it
is confidently believed that it is the result
of pBrsistent appeals on the part
of Spain for some expression in favor
of peace between the two countries.
The note is not regarded in any sanse
as a protest against the course this
government has pursued thus far, or
is likely to adopt to secure a state government
in Cuba. 8otLe of the gov
ernments represented in the nate are
known to be in full accord with this
government in its purposes with re
spect 10 me uuoaa question aau tuerafore
any theory that the note was in
tended as a remonstrance is not regarded
as tenable. The reply of this
government which had previously
been read and approved by msmbets
of the cabinet, is not considered as
indicating any change in the fixed
purpose of the President to intervene
at once in Cuba;, nor is it believed
that the expectation of the majority
of the nations represented, that the
United States should chauge its policy
or regard the joint note as other thao
an expression in behalf of peac9 and
without special significance. So far
as known in administration circles no
further representations on this subjectara
expected. No offers of meditation
on the part of any European
power has been received and there is
high authority fo.' the statement that
none would De accepted if preferred.
This has been the fixed policy of the
government from the first, and there
is no prosnect of a change ia this regard,
At tbe emoassies ana legations me
presentations of the joint note of the
powers was regarded as the event of
the day. An ambassador from one of
the great powers o? continental En
rope stated that it was without a par
aLiel ia history. Calls at the various
legations late in the day showed that
the response of the President had
created a most favorable impression in
f jreign quarters.
The favorable manner o' the reception
of the note was locked upon as a
wise move at this ciiticaJ j anciure, for
witbout rejecting as an intrusion these
foreign suggestions, they were so re
ceived as to give tne greatest promise
cf sympathy, rather than opposition
from themofct powerful jointinfluence
in me woriQ.
En idy to JLe ?ve,
At the Spanish consulate in Xaw
York every preparation has been made
by the occupants for their departure.
Clerk and subordinate officers have
been DU3y copying documents, packing
boots, and gettiDg everything in
reidiness for immediate leave-taking.
7 HE CAMPAIGN OPENS.
M. et'.Di ottle ta'.e Democratic Executive
C ommStti e.
The Slate Democratic Executive
Committee met in Columbia ]ast
Friday. When the committee had
been called to order by State ^Dhair
man Tompkins, Secretary Gunter
called tfce roll. The following were
Bambf rg?R W D Rowell.
Berkeley?J D Morrison.
Chester?T J Cunningham.
Clarendon?D J Bradham.
Colleton?A E Williams.
Darlington?J N Parrott.
Dorcbester? J D Bivings.
Edgefield?W H Timmerman.
Fairfield?W J Johnson.
Florence?J W. Ivey.
Hampton?M B McSweecey.
Horry?J A McDermott.
Kershaw?C L Winkler.
Lancaster?W P Gas que,
Laurens?W E 0 wings.
Lexington?C M Efird.
Marion?J D Montgomery.
Marlboro?W D Evans.
Newberry?J A Sligh.
Orangeburg?0 R Lowman.
Pickens?T C Robinson.
Saludf ?R B Watson.
Spartanburg?T S Sease.
Union?J CO its.
Williamsburg?J H Blackwell
York?J S Brice.
Chairman Tompkins stated that he
had called the committee in sccordance
wi:h the provision of tbe constitution
for the purpose of issuing a call
for the State Democratic May conven
iion. The Chairman and Secretary
were given authority to call a convention
of the Democratic Convention
to meet in May.
The following was then read:
The State Democratic Executive Committee.
Gentlemen: On behalf of the State
I would respectfully ask that your
committee, as the exponents of the
constitution and rules of the Demo cratic
party in South Carolina, would
favor them with your construction of
Art. VI of the constitution as promulgated
May 29th, 1896, as it) elates to
the pledge required to be filed by all
candidates before the primary ejections
whether in your judgment, the naming,
suggesting or selecting by the
Prohibition convention, of candidates
before the people as proper to be voted
icr oj .Democrats who are rromoiuonits
will exclude the candidates eo named
from the right to have the votes
cast for them in said primary election
counted and declared in like manner
as for all other candidates at such
This request is prompted by the de
sire on the part of this commit ee to
have all candidates who represent
tbeir views to conform strictly to all
constitutional requirements of the
Democratic party and submit to the
result of the primary election.
Thomas J. LaMotce,
Secretary Ex. Corn.
After considerable discussion the
following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
committee that sny Democrat, howev- 1
er suggested, who complies with the
rules of the Democratic party by SI- 1
ing his pledge in the form required by 1
the constitution and rules of tne party, 1
is entitled to run in the Stats Democratic
primary and to have the votes
cast Tor him counted. i
Mr. Morrison brought up this question
: "Is a club entitled to a dele- :
gate to tne county convention wnen
such clnb3 cast less than 25 votes in
the preceeding first primary, when it
basan enrolled membership of ovtr
25 persons?" <
On motion of Dr. Lowman a nega
tive answer was given to the above
question. The committe then adjourned.
FATAL ELECTiBN~ROW~7N"T XA8.
An Editor Killed Two Men and in Silled
Hlmf elf. (
Tiie city ejection at .crownsvuie,
Texas, Wednesday, resulted in much
bloodshed, as a result of the contest
between the two factiom known as
the Reds aDd the Blues. The Red <
ticket, with 12 ben Cobb at its head for
mayor, was defeated. John Carson,
who has the first place on tue ticket
supported by tne Blues, was victori- i
ous. When the result was made :
known the Reds at once set up a cry
of fraud. Countercharges were made :
by lhsir opponents and the affair soon <
culminated in the drawing of fiie- i
Carter Guillen, a Blue, the editor of
a paper at Brownsville received the
first wound. Rushing out in the street '
he jumpad on a horse and drew his
pistol. Jailor Cobb, who was mount
ed at the time and saw the threaten- .
ing aspect of things, attempted to arrest
Guillen, but tne latter was quick
with his pistol and at the first shot 1
fatally wounded tne jailor. Constable
Cobb, who rushea to his brother's ,
aid met by a bullet from Guillen's i
revolver which ended his life. Loren- (
zo Guillen, the son of the editor,hear
ine the ahootieg, rushed out of the
<JFi;e of the litila newspaper and ap- ;
parently not knowing what he was
doing, he blew the brains out of the
head of the dead constable as he lay
on the sidewalk. ;
Gullien, it was learned was first
shot by a man named Charles. He ,
was soon arrested and together with
the boy, Lorenso Guillen, was jailed.
Carlos Guillen then gave himself up.
Hardly 15 minutes had passed before
a mob ol 300 me a formed, ana marcned
to tha jail. The door of the frail
structure was soon battered down and
in just two minutes Guillen was dead
?his body perforated by bullets. Not
satisfied witn iheir work the enraged
citizens dragged the body out into the
street and were about tD burn it when
wiser counsel prevailed and the undeitaker
was permitted to take charge
of it. During the excitement the boy
escaped. The town at once quieted
down and no further trouble is expected.
The Cobbs were brothers of
the R;d candidate for marshal.
WAiafcer Seize 1.
Sometime ago a cirloai of over
3,0U0 oacksges of liquor, bottles, jugs
and kegs arrived in Columbia over the
Seaboard Air Line. It was sbioped by
A. L. Manning, of Ciouse, N. C., to
w. Lj \joon, agent, w.no was 10 epen
an original package shop. A couple
of loads had been hauled to the store
when United States revenue officers
detained the liquor still in the car and
that at the stoxe, for violation of the
Unites States internal revenue laws.
Friday it was seized and hauled to the
federal government's warehouse.
TROUBLE AT THE CITADEL.1
SIXTY-FOUR REBELLIOUS CADETS
The Board of Visitors Act After Hearing;
all the Evldecce on Both Sldta? Dl*clpline
Triumphs Rfgsrdtess of Coet-Xames
of Ttaoae Expelled.
The News and Courier, of Tuesday,
says an attempt was made by seventyfive
cadets to force Cadet Cantey to
leave the institution caused an open
rebellion at the South Carolina Military
Academy Monday night. Chief
of Police Boyle had to be called on to
protect Cantey and the officers of the
institution, aDd for nearly two hours
a squad of thirty policemen wss sta
tioned in the quadrangle 1o await a
general attack, which was momenta
riJy expected /rom the bojs. who were
wild with excitement- The shouts
and yells from the Academy brought
a big crowd of people from the neighboring
streets and houses. Many of
the cadets were under the influence of
whiskey. This was admitted by the
police and officials at the Citadel.
When the police marched in the iron
doors the cadets hissed them loudly,
and during their stay in the place the
continued talking and shoutiag made
the walls echo with a sound such as
has never been known in the Acade
After midnifiht the ringleaders appeared
to grow less boisterous. Thev
were hoarse from much shouting, and
the presence of the police prevented
them from carrying out their plana in
regard to Can.ey. Shortly after midnight
orders wereeiven for the police
to quietly inarch out. This brought
on more cries from tie boys. A squad
was stationed in front of the main
entrance to the building, and at headquarters
Chief Boyle and his officers
remained on duty until an early hour
Tuesday morning. What made matters
bad Monday the cadets had access
to the guns and all of them had loaded
Trouble leading up to the crisis
Monday night has been brewing since
several cadets were reported two weeks
ago for breaking ranks to attend a
dance, eergi. major \jamey reponeu
the affair and five cadets were suspended.
At the meeting of the board of
visitors last week the boys were taken
back into tha institution. A secret
nlan was afterwards put on foot to get
Cantey out Col. Coward heard Sunday
that trouble would result and he
asked Chief Boyle to have his men in
readiness for any emergency which
At 11 o'clock Monday night a committee
of twenty, representing the
corps, went to Cadet Cantey's room.
Col Coward suspec'.el something and
stopped the boys. When the boys
saw that they could not pas3 CoL
/>V? Potifo-n 4Korr ^vAnrto^
VUWOIU fcV/ XGAWLL VtWiDwj W1X VUV^WM
back and the ^rebellion followed.
Only three officera of the institution
were in the building. The men on
duty -were powerless to stop the row.
It was feared that bloodshed would be
the end of the general uprising
and orders weie seat the police to
come in. The first officer in the
grate was met with a volley of hisse s.
Some of the meawere expsclingthe
cadets, in their wild state of mind, to
open fire with a gun. This was expected.
It would have been the signal
for a blcoly battle in the quadrangle.
A Reporter for The News and Courier
heard of the trouble on the street
> 1 i-J XX
ana nurrieu to uic uutiumg. hmcu
he reached the iron gateway he was
halted, but the boys finding, that he
was after getting the story promptly
opened the gate and sneaked Mm to a
reception room. The leaders would
not allow a light to be made, but a
few minutes later Prof. Parker came
ia and requested the Reporter to leave.
As he left fifty boys shouted for him
to hear their side of the affair.
CoL Coward wis seen Tuesday
morning. The great strain had shown
on him, but the respect borne him by
the cadets had ''saved Cantey. That
respect, however, could not stop the
rioi. Col. Coward said he regretted
the affair and he would report itTues
day morning to the chairman of the
board. There can be but one end to
the trouble, the authorities say.
Tuesday morning the cadets were
still gathered on the galleries discussing
the riot and singing songs. They
were comparatively quiet, bui tha
police remained on duty outside* The
crowds were ordered to leavo lha
green. The five cadets who were
taken back by the board of visitors
were not allowed by the corp3 to par
fcicipate in the movement to oust Cantey.
The students claim that the whole
trouble grew out of the fact tfcat the
superintendent, commandant and
board ofvisitois countenanced Cantey's
action in reporting the cadets.
This they say caused great indignation
in the corps. Resolutions wera
drawn up some "dajs ago and sent to
Cantey's father, asking him to withdraw
his son from the institution, but
tkese proved of no avail. It was after
this that the indignation among them
reached such a point that eighty of
their number, representing every class
ha Annftomir r)ttt im vecnlnh'nni!
1X1 buu iluauvui^ UJLVTT * vwwawmvm
to which they affixed their names,
swearing on honor to force Cantey to
leave the institution by Monday night
at the latest. Tney mat at tbetime
appointed to carry out their purpose.
Tney were divided into squads of fifteen
iiea each, one squad alone at first
being sent to notify Uantey of the determination
reached by his fellow
students. They started for Cantey's
room as quietly as possible, but found
the superintendent and the cammandant,
who had previous knowledge of
their purpose, awaiting tbem there.
the boys expelled.
Immediately after the trouble CjI.
Coward caliea the Board of visitors together
for. the purpose of investigating
the matter. Tbe board maturely
considered the case of the cadets ar
raicned before ihe board by the su
perlntendent on the following charges
Then follows the repoit of Colonel
Coward, in which it is thown that the
cadets entered into an agreement to
eject Cadet Cantev from his room and
barracks, by force if necessary. Tney
proceeded to his room with a rope,
sticks, bayonets, weapons and attempted
tj carry out their purpose.
They refused to obey the orders of the
superintendent and commandant, us
ing 4 'vile, profane and insulting language."
Ihsy destroyed academy
property and became so mutinous that
the superintendent was forced to call
in the police department lor protection
for Cantey and for the academy's offi
cers and property."
Ti e report continues: "The board
decide that the aforesaid charges and
specifications have been sustained and
that the cadets placed themselves in an
attitnfta tr> tliA fl/?a<^ArriT7 <rf nron enn.
tinued and flagrant rebellion in wilfnl
disregard of the obligations of their
cadetships; ordered, therefore: Cadets
Ashley, Beatty, Brown. Carson,
Cham-plain, Cunningham, Grenecker,
Harrel, Josey, Langley, C.; Langley,
J.; Ligcn, Mayes, Moore, S.; Maner,
Padgett. L.; Sherard. Singleton,
Steek, C.; Walker, L.; Balle, Roddy,
Ro^aii of ih? first clats.
Dobson, McGee, Sawyer, Fester,
Hazzard, E.; Springs, Simmons,
Thomas, Ehrich, Halsey, Moise of the
Walker, A-; Riley, Rsnnie, Sheppard,
Smoak, Westmoreland, Evans,
Cauthen, Bonham, 8anderi, J. L.;
Collins, A., of the third class;
Bamberg, Claffey, Copeland. Croft,
Darby, Egan, Hazzard, W.; Linton,
McCall, O'Drscoll, Padgett, P.; Poe,
RichardsoD, Sanders, J.; Scott, Wilbur
Liriplr nf thfl fourth /*.!?? h? dia
Tfcat in the case of the cadets of the
third and fourth class, dismissed, the
board will atits next meetiDg consider
applications for the readmission to the
academy of such cadets as are embraced
in tbese two classes.
The board of visitors of the South
Carolina Military academy have reached
thtir conclusion with a full sense
of their responsibility as the body
charged by the State with the government
of its military school.
The code of the academy prescribes
the manner in which cadets shall proceed
in every case of real or alleged
The board regrets that the offend?na>
r>arlAls sal p>tn t.fl!?A t.h? 1?w in.
to their own hacd* and to break out
in uncalled for and violent rebsllion
against the constituted authorities of
the academy. But discipline must be
maintained and influenced by the
unanimous opinion of the officers of
the academy. That only condonement
of the offense would be fatal to
discipline, and acting upon their own
judgment ia the premises, the board
ste no ground upon which, to relax
the extreme penalty of the law in such
cases made and provided. The board
repose confidence in the loyalty of the
cadets who have adhered to their duty.
The board looks hopefully to the
future of the academy in its career of
continued usefulness to the commonwealtn.
By order of ths board.
C. S. Gadsden, Chairman.
Pieddent McKlnJe^'j Folley Dep:ei?t?d
by Hla Party.
A dispatch, from Washington says
the Republican conference which has
been opposed to delay in the Cuban
matter, met at half-past 10 o'clock
Wednesday. About 80 or 30 Republicans
were present. There were some
heated speeches made.
Mr. Tawney^.' of Minnesota, who
has been especially vigorous for Cuba
made a very pointed speech against the
alleged policy of the president and
wanted action which would be immediate.
Mr. Colson, of Kentucky, left the
meeting while it was still in progress.
"We are still in the dark," he declared
in a disgusted tone. "We do not ,
know what the message will bs and as
it is to come in today we -will have to
wait to decide upon our course."
The Republican conference adjournof
1 1 .QA A A or*oin ot Q
UU All JLX d? Ul. kV/ *"vv U agcuu CkU \J
o'clock. The tone of the meeting was
strongly against empowering the president
to interfere at his discretion.
But as no absolute information was at
hand as to the character of the message,
it was decided to wait until after
it had been presented and to meet
again at 8 Thursday evening.
THE EXODUS FROM HAVANA.
Amcrlctn Oit'.z ins Arriving at Ksy Weit
bj the Hundreds.
A special to the Times Union and
Citizen from Tampa, Fla., says: The
report that the Mascotte brought 96 ,
passengers from Havana to Key West ,
Wednesday night was erroneous. As
a matter of fact, she brought 920, and
after landing them in Key West; she
returned immediately to Havana for
another load. It is rumored here that
she left Havana Thursday with eighty
passengers but no credence is gtven
this, as it is expected that she will
bring ove* as many as Wednesday.
The Mascotte will continue to make
flying trips between Key We3C and '
Havana until General Le8 is ready to
lea7e, which will p bably not be ba
fore Saturday. Tne Olivette did not
sail for Havana Thursday night, as
intended, not being ready. Sue sailed
Friday night for .Kev West, accompanied
by the steamer Margaret. Tne
latter will go only to Key West while
the Olivette may go to Havana if the
Mascotte has not brought away all
those desirous of coming. If.the exodus
is completed, the three vessels will
then bring to Tampa those of the refugees
who desire to came here.
Priming on Pott ?l Cards.
The Post Office Department at
Washington has notified postmasters
of the revocation of the rule excluding
from the address on a postal card
words indicating the business or occupation
of the addressee. This action
by the department has resulted from
the receiptor hundreds of protests
from large mercantile concerns which
had purchased postal cards in lots
ranging from 1,000 to 10,000, upon
the baux of which they had printed
blanks to ba used by customers in ordering
goods, 1 he face of the cards
bearing the name of the firm, the nature
of the business, and iis location.
Such cards, under the rule just rescinded.
were declared untnaiJable, but
wnen - received at post offices they
were delivered upon the payment by
the recipient of two cents additional
No 31 or e/ la Jt.
Commissioner Vance Friday received
a letter from Mordecai <Sc Gadsden,
of Charleston, attorneys for Bluthentbal
& B:ckart, of Atlanta, requesting
50 tags eacn for that firm's o. p. ageni
o P-kMnntall ft I q r?\r arc 1 ! ( Ihc-KO nr
L>lCO JULL JLL TV LliAWAnvxi) vuvian,
OraDgeburg and Charleston, to be
med in shipping their entire stock
back to the firm, as it is going to close
its agencies at those points. The tags
were requested some time ago, but
Commissioner Vance would not furnish
them until he received a guarantee
that they were to be used for return
shipment of entire sleeks.
THE DEFENCE FUND.
Thlri j-F1\e of tl e Fifty Millions Appropriated
Have Been Speit.
These expenditures have been made
by the navy department out of the national
Ordnance supplies, guns, ammunition,
torpedo tubes, torpedoes, etc.,
Price paid for the cruisers New Orleans,
Albany and Diognes, the torpedo
boat Somers and small harbor defense
torpedo boats, $4,000,000.
Cost of yachts and tugs so far securfidimefo
r\t of fn*
^.Ut TTliU V.OUUJa^U U1 VVtJH *V4 ?UVAi. WU
version into auxiliary torpedo boats,
Establishment of coaling stations
at Key West and Dry Tortugas, $1,000,000.
Equipment of vessels, coal, cable to
Key West and Dry Tortugas, etc,,
Construction repairs to men-of-war
at vaiiousnavy yards, $1,200,000.
Engineering repairs and engineering
Supplies for vessels, purchase of
steam lighters by bureau of supplies
and accounts, and miscellaneous $2,
Total expenditures made by navy
War department expenditures from
the fund are:
Corps of engineers!, emplacement,
mazaines. mounting puns. tuns. etc..
Submarine defenses, mines and miscelJaneous
Projectiles, powder and small arms
Rapid fire guns, carriages and ammunition
purchased abrcad $1,000,000.
Seacoastgun carriages, $500,000.
Additional sum allotted to ordnance
department April 4, $1,000,000.
Transportation, clothing, camp
equipage, etc., $1,000,000.
Electrical cmmunication between
fortifications and miscellaneous signalling
iiuaucjiuueuua war ueparuueiii expenditures,
Total expenditures cf the war department,
Grand total, navj and war departments,
LIBERTY OR DEATH.
The Flag of Cuba Libre 1b Called ta the
The Cuban junta, through its counsel,
Horatio S. Rubens, made an important
statement Wednesday. It declared
in the most unequivocal language
that the Cuban provisional government
and the Cuban army would
reject absolutely intervention by the
United States unless it should be preceded
by a recognition of the independence
of the Cuban republic; that
if the United States persisted in intervening
without recognizing Cuban in
dependence, the Cuban government
and military forces would refuse to
cooperate; and that if United States
troops should be sent to Cuba upon
tne basis of intervention without reccgnition,
the Cuban army wouldiir
the last resort turn its arms against the
United States. Mr. Horatio S. ?ubens,
counsel to the Cuban junta,
supplemented his utterances with this
written statement over his signature:
' The statement appearing over my
name in the evening papers was based
on the indications appearing, that the
object of the United States in refusing
to recognize the independence of Cubawas
to annex the island to the United
States. It was in view of this fact
that I expressed the determination of
fhftntihan urmv tr> "Wft wfiiild nf
course, welcome the American armj
to aid us in achieving our independeicd."
NEVV COUNTY WINS.
The Governor Orders an Election tor Pee
The prolonged and bitter fight over
the formation of Pee Dee county ended
Wednesday afternoon in a victory
for lha advocates of the new county
scheme. As will be remembered the
only objection that could be presented
to stay the order of election by the
governor was the claim set up by the
opponents of the new county that the
constitutional requirement of 400
square miles could not be fulfilled if
A AiMinlTT WO a ?AVWIOi) IA
buu c^uu~ui>jr was xuiuiuu avwiuuii; iw
the proposed lines. Governor Ellerbe
referred to Gen. Barber the question
as to whether he snould oraer the
election upon the prima facie jhowing
on this point, and Gen. Barber this
afternoon filed with the governor his
opinion in favor of the new county.
This is the conclusion reached by the
official opinion: "For the reasons
siated and with the utmost defFerence
to the contrary views urged, I am of
the opinion that when a properly
signed petition is presented, setting
forth compliance with the constitutional
requirements, the governor
should not in q aire into the truth of
the statements therein made, but
should order the election upon the
prima facie showing, and leave the
hearing of testimony aliunde to the
general assembly, as manifestly intended
by the sci."
MARK HANNA GUILTY.
AUe??ti028 thit Totss Were Bought for
Him *3 Senator Sustained.
Mark Banna has been found guilty
of bribery by tha Ohio Senate committee
investigating the charges that
money was used to securo his election
to the United States Senate. The committee
finds that the charges of bribe
ry made against Hanna, Major Dick
and H. H. Hollenback are true. Tne
committee will be allowed to continue
to take testimony in the case after the
adjournment of the legislature, so as
to catch Senator Hanna whea he returns
to Ohio ard compel hiaa to testify
in the case. The senator Las re
fused to return to the state since the
investigation has been in progress.
It was found several weeks, ago that
two Democratic senators were doubtful
on the adoption of this report4and
there were suspicions that attempts to
influence them were being made by
Sauna agents. They have got into
line sgain now, so the Democrats and
anti-Hanna Republicans cm control
the senate. Should the senate, however,
fail to take action on the committee's
report there is Jiitla doubt
that criminal charges will be made
and the men accused forced to defend
tnemseives m me suite uuurt.
A Span 1st lT2e t.
Fifteen Spanish men of-vrar will
leave Cadiz immediately for Cipa
Yerde islands and several battalions
have started to reinforce the garrison
at the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean.
A TILT IN THE HOUSE
THE POLICY OF DELAY ATTRIBUTED
TO WALL STREET.
Ad Ohio Democrat Slakes a Yiforczu Assault
on tie Adminlatratlop, Which la
Defended by an Ohio Republican-Ser**tlon
ot lie Day.
There was a scene of treat excite
ment in the House of Representative#
at Washington late Thursday afternoon,
during the consideration of the
bill for reorganization of the army.
It was caused by Mr. Lentz, an Omo
Democrat, who made a vigorous assault
on the administration, charging
that the policy of delay was in the interest
of stock jobbers in Wall street.
He alleged thac Wall street was in the
possession of information that the
message would not go m long before
it was known at the capital, an profited
heavily by the advance in the
price of stocks which resulted. He
even charged that there was no warrant
for the alarming statements about
the situation in Havana which were
made as a justification for the delay
of the message. Mr. Lenlz's sncech
created a profound sensation, and was
met with an emphatic reply from General
Grosvenor, now generally regarded
as the administration's spokesman
on the floor.
Mr. Grosvenor said a message from
General Lee was received on Tuesday,
and another received on Wednesday,
which was very urgent. He said the
second was an appeal for time. Speaking
of the note of the powers, Mr.
Grosvenor said the President's reply
put an end, without qualification, to
every delay or interference from the
Mr. McMillin asked Mr. Grosvenor
what the latest information was as to
the President's policy.
In reply, Mr. Grosvenor asked Mr.
McMillin for the latest information as
to the controlling power on the Democratic
side next Monday. (Laughter "
4'I know what power is controlling
on your side," observed. Mr. McMillin.
"That power is Mark Hanna." (Jeers v
on the Republican side.) _ *
Mr. (irovenor defended. Senator
Hanna, calling attention to the Senator's
denial that he had ever bought a
share of stock on Wall street in his
"Can he say the same thing about
votes?" asked Mr. McMillin, amid derisive
laughter from the Damocratic
Mr. G-rosvenor declared that John J.
McCook was wittingly in a great conspiracy
to secure the independence of
Cuba and validate $400,000,000 of Cuban
bonds. The bonds, he said, would
be destroyed if Spain were driven out
of Cuba in the interests of the American
people. He declared that he i had
been told that a gentleman in New
York was "short" of the market, before
the crisis came, to such, an extent ,
that ruin .stared him in the face.
Since the* that gentleman had neglected
no enterprise to promote war.
He. declared that there was no evidence
that the President had faltered.. ;
Sir. Lantz's allegation that the Pread- "V
dent had acted in the interest of sstock
speculation, he said, was a terrible
onslaught It ought, if the President
were guilty, result in his impeachment.
It was infamous. Such
a charge in the old days would have
sent its author to the block.
Mr. Lentz denied that he had said
the President was seeking to promote
In conclusi a, Mr. Grcsvenor said
he was delighted that this assault had
been made upon the President, be*
cause it dis closed the plans of the opposition.
It was now apparent that
the Democrats proposed to take political
advantage of every situation.
When the opposition opened a recruiting
stationfor Republican volun_?
x- e.ui v.a
iters to ugui wo .wiiuuuawAuuu, in
said, they ^ould . Vhave little use for
their quarters. It was infamous, he
said, tnat the cable should carry to
Madrid tonight the news that the
President's motires had been impugned
and his integrity assailed.
"I have no more doubt that we shall
go to war," Mr. Grosvenor said "than
I will live until next week. I may be
mistaken?I pray God ? am?but I believe
we shall go to war practically
upon the declaration of Congress, if
it is averted, it must be by Spain."
After Mr. Grosvenor concluded his
remarks, Mr. Bailey took the floor in
a brief speech, in which Jae quoted several
utterances of Mr. Grosvenor to
show that the Buckeye statesman had
shifted his position. Then, turning
his attention to some of Mr. Grosvenor's
remarks, Mr. Bailey indignantly .
repelled the idsa that if war came it
was to be a Republican war. "It
would be a war of the people of the
United States against Spanish tyranny
on the island of Cuba," said he, amid
A great deal of opposition developed
during the day to the army bill. Mr.
Hull tried to save the bill by agreeing
to strike out all its provisions, even
the three battalion function features,
but it was in the end recommitted-^150
to 61. _
Xli# Year 1898.
A scientist calls attention to the remarkable
attributes of the year 1898.
No man in the present generation has
lived or wiil under such circumstances,
a condition that has not appeared
sines the year 1651 and will not appear
again until the year 2119. People
imbued with a superstitious belief,
and members of thirteen clubs,
? Anaviia f\?
UUgiiii lo wa'.cu iuq Qiwiiw vi.
this remarkable year. As a starter the '
numeral 1898 can ba divided by 13,
and the four figures added logtther
give 26, which can also be divided by
13. Tne numeral of the year 1898 also
belongs to the remarkable group of
four sided numbers, of which only
eight have existed since the birth of
Christ, 1898 being the ninth. Take
1898 lor example. Substract the first
figuse from the third and the value of
the second and fourth are received.
Tiiesa peculiar year numbers have
been 1010,1121, 1232,1313,1454, 1565,
1576, 1787 and now 1898. Tiae last
time the peculiar condition of 13 existed
was in 1651. Tnis could evenly
be divided by .13 and the figures 1, 6,
2,1 added together give 13.
JEn*I*nd la Oar friend.
British government has assured the
United Stales of its fullest and most
cordial sympathy in its Cuban policy.
Tnis assurance was given with the
mcs; complete knowledge of the lat- .
est developments in the negotiations
between the United States and Spain .
and on the understanding that events
are tending steadily toward armed intervention