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^ VOL LIV. WINNSBOKO. S, C., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 28, 1900. NO. 32
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The Republican State Convention
of South Carolina.
MET IN COLUMBIA LAST WEEK
The Proceedings Were Unimportant
and Slow. Delegates to
Nominate McKinley Elected
The Republican State Convention on
Tuesday of Jasi week met in the State
House at Columbia. There was a
largo attendance of delegates from an
over the State, and the orowd was a
familiar one to those who have been
handling Republican conventions for
years. Bob Smalls, Webster, George
Washington Murray, Purvis, Eosor,
John R. Tolbert, John I*. Jones, Seed
Bed Tolbert, Deas, Diokerson, Lathrop,
Morris, Screven and all the notable
figures were there.
It was a little after 2 o'clock when R.
JEL Tolbert called the oonvention to order
and Secretary Johnson, of the
State eommittee, read the call issaed
for the National Convention by National
Chairman Mark Hanna. There were
about twenty white men seated in the
oonvention hall, all the others being
The State oonvention call was then
lead, providing for 125 delegates and
asking all classes of Republicans to
oome into the regular organization.
The convention was then about to be
opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr.
Thomas, when Robert Smalls said he
thought that the roll should be read
first. But the prayer followed and
then the roll of delegates was called as
Abberiile?R. R. Rolbert, Jr., J. M.
Collins, W. H. Lomax.
Aiken?E J Dickeraon, 8 3 Smith,
A S Johnson.
Anderson?E F . Cochran, Robert
Price, M S Smith, John R Sims, J S
Barnwell?W T Dixon, P B McKnight,
G G Butler.
Beaufort?Robert Smalls, G- A Reed,
JI Washington, B H Houston.
Bamberg?D I) Geter, C P -Robinson.
Berkeley?D TMiddleton, A P Prioleau,
F S Edwards, T L Jaudon.
Charleston?W D Crum, G I Cunningham,
James Robinson, T L Grant,
XT W Pnrero W W RortVoO R W TTfll
loway, W H Grayson, J W Wheeler.
Chester?A Davie, J 0 Atkinson,
A D Walker.
Cherokee?J F Jones, I Littlejohn.
Chesterfield?M I) MeFarlaad, L T
Hy land. v
Clarendon?? A Stewart, B A
White, S D Wells.
?--- -: ? uoiletoa?B D Bennett, J T Brown,
Darlington?S H Dean, W S Waddeli
Dorchester?J E Hand, J 0 Ladd.
rah Edgefield,?P Simkins, J B Odom,
yY A W Simkins.
- v Fairfield?P Bion, J 5 Bird, Ben
Florence?J B Wilson,-M WHarrill,
Georgetown?J A Barter, X Harriott.
Greenville?James Brier, L F Goldsmith,
Thomas Brier. C B Johnson,
?i tv jjLuier.
Greenweoi?J W Tolbeit, J R Tolbert.
i_ Hampton?J C fiabank, P ? Riley.
Horry?B B long, T J Walker,
Kershaw?W" S Boykin, W W Carter,
Lancaster?? B Massey, Wm McKenna.
Laurens?P S Saber, J M Bobertson,
L W C Blalock.
Lexington?B L Hayes, W A Smith.
Marion?W H Collier, S P Simmons,
M K Holloway.
Marlboro?JS J Sawyer, B A Drake,
J W Thomas, I W Brookington.
Newberry?B B Williams, T T Tribble,
J D Dawkins.
Oconee?A C Memek, W J Thomas,
J G Daniels.
Orangeburg?5 A Webster, A Lafchiop,
J H rordham, H A Bostiek,
Pickena?J W Hadden, A Iff Tolger.
"B \Al Cftvawan T. II SftAfct
JLUUliidiiU JM w UVA9I9N) AJ V MWWVV)
L Pryor, H B Lewis.
Saluda?J M Jones, J A Daniels.
Spartanburg?Q- W Foster, Laban
Morgan, B P Sogers, ? T Pointer, B
Srunter-?'WW Xamsey, W J Andrews,
Z X Walker, 6- W Murray.
Union?J 0 H*a*er, J P Sartor, J
Williamsburg?Janes Tkorpe, L Jacobs,.
8-P Q- Lowery.
Yerk?G A Watts, J J llassey, B S
Foster, OPT Wliite.
State Chairman B. B. Tolbert then
addressed the convention. It afforded
him pleasure to see these faces again.
He then told what was before the eon
vention. He was happy tc see xn the
hall men who were, four years ago,
meeting in the ether end of the State
House. He was glad to see that once
more South Carolina had a united Republican
Peas, on behalf of the executive
eommittee, presented the sunt of J.
H. Fordham for temporary chairman
and of the Rev. J. H. Johnson for temporary
secretary. Fordham was escorted
to the chair by Smalls and Deas.
On taking the chair Fordham did
^ not make a speech, merely requesting
. all to observe that a carpet was on the
floor and that cuspidors were provided
for the protection thereof.
The temporary roil of the committee
was adopted as the temporary roll of
The appointment of a committee en
credentials was authorised, consisting
-I?- Ikvtm atitk fiiftrint
VI luae wcuiivig, v?v uuh
And two at large; contesting deleja4ions
being birred after * brief discussion.
Then Smalls moved that no member
of the State- executive committee be
allowed to serve on this committee and
a long fight followed. Deas wanted
this tabled. The convention by a rollcall.
refused to table the amendment,
the vote being 55 to 58. Smalls did
not wish any delegates who had heard
the eause to be on this committee.
Deas said such a proposition had
never been heard ef.
Diekerson, of Aiken discussed the
matter. Ho Had requested Deis to
withdraw his motion So table. He
thought that the executive committee's
members should be allowed ibeir lights
as members of the convention. When
the committee came back all would
then pass upon the question; those who
heard the cases would oome back in
here and vote on them. The convention
was about to establish a bad precedent
It was wrong and dangerous.
Grant, of Charleston, wanted a committee
that had never heard a word of
Stewart, of Charleston, wanted a new
Smalls then vigorously presented his
reasons why he wished the members of
the committee who had heard the cases
barred from the committee on credentials.
Those who had heard the cases
had already voted and decided. He
on^ instiefl nnne and the defeated
men to feci that it had been done. He
wanted to keep the Republican party
united as it now was. It presented a
solid front to Democracy. "'Though
cheated and robbed out of our ballot,
we are, thank God, a united Republican
Smalls and Deas had a running discussion,
which caused much amusement
and applause. Deas intimated
that Smalls had an axe to grind. This
brought Smalls to his feet. He said
he was slated for the National Convention
and if he was defeated he would
go home. There was a lively, free-forall
?ght One delegate got tired of it
and wanted to call the previous question.
Deas asked him what his authority
was for this; no rales had been
The reply was "under de common
rule of di3 country, when a gemman
talks too much." This response was
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.DOy&lU, 01 uauiueu, Sputc an icu^ui.
Then another roll-call was had on
Small's amendment direct.
The Smalls amendment was voted
down by 42 to 79.
The committee was then appointed
At Large?AW Simpkins, Edgefield;
James 0 Ladd, of Dorchester. First
district, J W Wheeler; 2d, W-S Dickerson;
3d, E F Cochran; 4th, L Morgan,
5th, E J Sawyer; 6th, E H Deas, chairman;
7th, D T Middleton.
The committee was working far beyond
the honr fer the convention to reconvene.
The darknes? came. The
Electric Light Company eonld not furnish
light, and the superintendent of
the gas works could not be 'found, and
it was a case of kerosene lamps or nothing.
The committee seat out and at
7:30 o'clock a -large number of new
lamps were brought to the Capitol.
They had to be filled and fixed and it
locked as if it would be 9 o'clock before
the convention could get to work
It was near 9 o'clock when the eonventioa
ftot work again. Chairman
Deas, of the committee on credentials,
presented the committee's report.
There ware five counties contested
as fellows: Colleton, Greenville, Pickens,
Florence and Richland. Th? committee
reported in favor of seating the
delegations named in the roll above.
There was considerable discussion,
led by Deas and Parvis. That portion
I of the report not referring to contests
was adopted. Then the contests were
taken up, Colleton coming first Etch
side was allowed ten minuteii to present
its ease. The ground was gone over in
About this time the gas was turned
on and the light was better.
The Benet delegation wa about to
be seated, when Grant, of Charleston,
made a vigorous plea fer discarding
gagging methods. He said Benet was
here by himself, no other delegate being
here with him. He wati applauded.
The convention, by a vote of 97 to
17, tabled the motion of Dr. Crum, of
Charleston, that the Myerii delegation
Preluleau, of Berkeley, made an impassioned
appeal for peace, and he offered
an amendment that both the
Benet and the Myers delegation be
seated, and each given half a vote.
Smith, of Aiken, seconded this.
Dickerson, of Aiken, opposed the
By a vote of 97 te lS?the%nbstitute
was voted down. The Colleton delegation,
headed by Beuet, was seated.
Deas wanted the rest of the report
adopted as a whole,
la the contusion resulting Brier,
from Greenville, inquired if this were
a lav college or a Sunday-school. He
ar?nt?/l trot, rfnwn to wnrlc.
George Washington Murray made a
fiery appeal for the Republican party
in the State to go forward a solid phalanx
to meet tie Democracy, which,
like a demon, was overriding the liberty
of the people. "Dees kept interrupting
the speaker. Seme siember wanted
to stop Deae. He exelaimed: "Sit
down, yon damn fool, yen!" Oa a
former occasion Deas stid something
about "Snowing under the opposition
like hell." An old preacher of the
cornfield type was inexpressibly shoeked
and said Deas ought to be turned out
of the churoh.
Murray resumed his speech, to which
The repbrfe of the committee on 'credentials
was then adopted as a whole
with a whoop.
It was then 11.30 oViock. The permanent
organisation had not, np to that
time, been effected, oo aceoant of the
wrangle over contested elections. Tho
temporary chairman anil secretary were
then elected the permanent officers.
The election of delegates to the National
Convention, at Philadelphia,
Jnne 19, was then entered upon.
Grant, of Charleston, nominated S ?
Smith, of Aiken.
&A Stewart, of Manning, nominated
? D Deaa, of Darlington.
Dickerson, of Aiken; nominttad 3 A
Webster, of Orangeburg.
Cram, of Charleston, nominated Bobt
Smalls of Beaufort.
C PT White nominated E X Tolbcrt.
Smith withdrew his name.
The four remaining nominees were
elected by acclamation.
The convention had taken many
hoars to organise, but when it did organise
it disposed of its business in
thirfc-ff minnta*. .. .
Kckinaoa'nomiaated.a -list jof
Grant protested that nominations
should be made individually and not
by manufactured lists.
The Dickinson list consisted of Abial
Lathrop, S D Poinier, R E Williams
and A S Johnson.
A oolored prea?her from Sumter
thought the majority wanted too much.
He suggested S E Smith as as alternate.
Smith deoliaed. The four names on
Dickinson's li??t were accepted by accla
The convention then adjourned after
adopting a platform.
FAEMEES AND COTTON PUTTIEES
A Noted Expert Gives Some Good
Advice as to Them.
There is a tendency on the part of
some cotton growers to consider favorably
plans for selling in advance the
crop which they expect to raise this
season, and some newspapers have advised
them to try it. In regard to the
proposition that Southern farmers
should sell on a basis of New York futures
for September ?and October delivery
their crops of ootton not yet
planted, Mr. Alfred B. Shepperson
writes as follows in the Manufacturers'
4'No farmer could sell his orop on
the basis of prices for September and
October delivery unless he agreed^o
deliver it during ttiosa montns. ne
could deliver only a small proportion
of Ms crop by that; time, as picking
usually goes on until Deoember and
sometimes much later. He could only
sell with safety for delivery in November
and Deoember, and New York futures
for these months aro nearly half
a cent lower than for September delivery.
The present price for November
delivery would leave the farmer,
after paying freight, commissions and
pther charges, about 7 cents per pound
for middling cotton. This should not
be regarded a very tempting price,
since it has been exceeded during every
calendar year with only one exception
' Should the farmer sell now for delivery
next fall or winter and prices before
then should advance from any reason,
ho would have to make a deposit
cf money equal to the advance, and
the raising of this money might prove
inconvenient and expensive. If the
farmer should sell more than his crop
turned out to be, he would then have
to buy of his neighbors to make up tfce
quantity. In the event of higher
prices ruling at that time than he had
sold at, he might thus suffer a considerable
loss, besides having to part with
all of his own crop at a lower price
than his neighbors were receiving.
"If, from the condition of his orop
late in the summer, the farmer should
feel reasonably confident of making 200
bales of cotton, it would be wise, perhaps,
to sell 100 bales for .November or
December delivery against his crop if
the price was satisfactory. This would
be safe and perfectly legitimate, and is
frequently done through Southern factors;
"The old adage that a 'shoemaker
should stick to his last,' through very
homely, is nevertheless true in a general
way, the exceptions but serving to
prove the rule. A farmer should not
try to be a speculator. His training,
his environment and his facilities are
all against his success and handicap
him in the straggle with men of keener
wits, greater opportunities and less innate
"Let the farmer use better and more
scientific methods, studying closely the
nt his'soil go asvto aret the creat
est yield at the least cost of production.
Let him buy nothing which can be produced
at home. More careful cultivation
and the proper seleotion and more
liberal use of fertilisers would give far
better results to the cotton growers than
the large increase in acreage which is
now so generally expected."
A Glass of Water at BedtimeThe
human body is constantly undergoing
tissue changes. Water has the
power of increasing these changes which
multiply the waste produces, but at the
same time they are renewed by its
agenoy, giving rise to increased appetite,
which in turn provides frech nutriment.
If you do not accustom yoirself
to drink water regularly, you are
liable to hare the waste products form
faster than they are removed. Any
obstruction to the free working of
natural laws at once products disease.
Great weakness and languor on rising in
the morning is generally due to a large
secretion of these waste products, and
the remedy is to drink a tumblerful of
water, either hot or cold, jast before
retiring. This materially assists in
the process during the night, and leaves
the tissues fresh and strong, ready for
the active work of the next day.
Stuokey Must Do Ten Tears.
The Supreme Court has rendered
its decision in the Stuckey ease. They
affirmed the verdict of the lower eourt
and ordered that John 9. Stuckey be
sent to the penitentiary for ten years.
In December, 189S, he killed John
Sevier, shooting him with a revolver,
at Spartanburg. The shots were fired
in Stuckey's office, where there were no
eye witnesses. The Jury, after thorougly
sifting the evidence and ezamincMno
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nounccd it manslaughter. Sevier had
been Stuckey's bookeeper. Mr. Stuckey
has been out on bond since the trial
pending the appeal. He has a large
grocery store and considerable real estr*e
in Spartanburg and the suburbs.
A Bis Elevator Fell.
Thirty persons were Injured shortly
after 6 o'olock Wednesday morning by
the falling of a freight elevator in the
rear of the building at 126 Market
street, Chicago, where the victims of
the acoident ware employed by the
Blakeley Printing company. The men
had cro vded into the elevator at the
top floor. The big elevator had moved
slowly to the third floor when the engine
broka and the lift, filled with its
mass of agonized victims, crushed into
the ba~eatent. None of the injuries
Disasters at Sea.
The steamer Warrimoo reports the
cutter Espeigla went to pieces on
Otoma reef in Austrailian waters.
Capt. John Castle and 201ongtons were
drowned and a valuable cargo lost.
The French bark Emile Renouf, carrying
3,700 tons nickel ore, for Glasgow
ran upon an unchartered rock, SO
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miles soutfc of Mare island j> eDruary o,
sinking immediately. AU escaped.
Why Is It So?
In the House debate over the Loud
bill it was shown that "Sapho" goes
through the mails at one cent a pound,
whereas BiWes pay 8 tents.
The Platform Adopted by the
Democrats of that State. ?
TEXT OF THE DOCUMENT.
An Income Tax and the Free Coinage
of Silver Demanded.
Porto Rican Tariff
The platform adopted by the Nebraska
Democratic Convention, which was
read and endorsed by Bryan befo? its
adoption, wa3 as follows:
We, the Democrats of Nebraska, in
convention assembled, do hereby reaffirm
and endorse, in whole, and in part,
in letter and in spirit, the platform
adopted by the Democratic National
convention held ;n Chicago, 1896.v
We favor amendments to the ffederal
constitution specially authorizing an
income tax and providing for the election
of United States senators by a
direct vote of the people. We oppose
government by injunction and the
blacklist, and favor arbitration as a
means of settling disputes between corporations
and their employees.
We observe with approval the support
given by Democrats throughout
the country to the movements looking
towards the municipal ownership of
We favor the principle of the initiative
and referendum wherever it can be
We 3re in favor of liberal pensions to
deserving soldiers and to their dependants;
we believe that names upon the
pensions rolls should not be arbitrarily
dropped, and we believe, as stated in
the last national platform, that the fact
of enlistment and service should be
deemed conclusive evidence against
disease and disability before enlistment.
We are in favor of the immediate
construction and fortification of the
Nicaraguan canal b7 the United States.
We condemn the Dingley Tariff law
as a trust breeding and extortion inviting
measure, skillfully devised for
the purpose of giving to a few the
favors which they do not .deserve and
of placing upon the many burdens
which they should not bear.
We welcome the opportunity offered
this year to take the Federal government
out of the hands of the Republican
party, which has abandoned American
ideas and American ideais and, at
the command of corporate wealth, ha3
plotted against the financial independence
of the individual and now contemplates
the nullification of ihe declaration
of the American independence.
We pledge ourselves to wage an unceasing
warfare against all the trust
the money trust, the industrial trust
and the international land-grabbing
Instead of a system which would
chain our nation to the gold standard
and compel it to participate in all the
disturbances which come to European
nations, we demand an American
financial system, made by the American
people for themselves, to be secured
by the immediate restoration of the
free and unlimited coinage of gold and
silver at the present legal ratio of 16 to
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of any other nation.
The Republican administration has
admitted the gold standard to be unsatisfactory
by appointing a commission
to solicit foreign aid in restoring
the double standard, and a Republican
congress, even while trying to make the
gold standard permanent, has confessed
judgement against the standard by
attempting to revive the delusive hope
of international bimetallism.
Instead of the system favored^ by the
Republican party, under which national
ban&s are to be permitted to issue
and control the volume of paper
money for their own profit, we reitierate
our demand for that financial system
which, recognizes the government's
sovereign right, to issue all
money. We demand the retention of
the greenbacks as they cow exist and
the retirement of national bank notes
as rapidly as greenbacks can be substituted
vJa VialiovA thah nriTata monoDolies
are indefensible and intolerable, and
we condemn the national administration
for its failure to enforee the present
law against the treats or to recommend
a more effective law.
We favor a State constitution whioh
will prohibit the organization of a monopoly
within the State and also prevent
aomnopoly organized elsewhere
fiom doing business within the State;
but we further, believe that congress
should supplement the efforts of th?
State by legislation which will require
every corporation, before engaging in
interstate commerce, to show that it
has no water in its stock and that it
has neither attempted in the past nor
is attempting to monopolize any branch
of business or the production of and
articles of merchandise.
In its platform of'I860 the Repu&lioan
party declared that the maintenance of
the principles promulgated in the declaration
of independence and embodied
in the federal constitution (viz.: That
all men are created equal; that they
are endowed with inalienable rights;
that governments are itstituted to
secure these rights, and that governments
derive their just powers from
the consent of the governed), is essential
to the preservation of our republican
institutions, but the Republican
party, under its present leadership, is
endangering the preservation of republican
institutions by placiDg the
dollar above the man in the construction
of government, and by violating
the principles that it once declared to
We condemn the Paerto Rican tariff
bill recently passed by a Republican
house of representatives as a bold and
open violation of the nation's organic
law and a flagrant breach af good faith.
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'the flag and denounce the doctrine
that an executive or a congress,
created and limited by the constitution
can exercise lawfull authority beyond
that constitution, or in violation of it.;
Believing that a nation cannot long endure
half republio and half empire, wg
appose wars of conquest and, coloniiii
The Fi'ipiaos cannot be citizeBS with/
oat endangering our civilisation; they
cannot be subjects without endangering
our form of government, and, as
we 'are not willing to surrender our
civilization or to convert a republic
into an empire, we favor an immediate
declaration of the nation's purpose to
fcive to the Filipinos, first, a stable
form of government; second, indepent
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I aence, ana tnira, protection irom outside
intcrferance, as it has for nearly a
century given protection to the republics
of Central and South America.
We favor expansion of trade by every
legitimate aud peaceful means, but we
are opposed to purchasing trade at the
cannon's mouth with human blood,
neither do we believe that trade secured
and held by force is worth the price
that most be paid for it. We are in
favor of extending the nation's influence,
but we believe that that influenoe
should be extended, not by force aud
violence, bat through the persuasive
power o! a high and honorable example.
We oppose militarism. It imposes
upon the people an unnecessary burden
and is a constant menance. A small
Bidding army and a well equipped'
St;ite militia are sufficient in time of
peace; in war the citizen soldier should
be a republic's defense.
/We believe, with Jefferson, in peace,
cr'jnmerce and honest friendship with
nations, and entangling alliances
w -th none, and wo regard with apprel&nsion
the doctrine, advocated in
scLae quarters, that this nation should
in- its dealings or diplomacy show
partiality toward any of the European
Buttons, not because of hostility to
England, but because we believe in the
principles of a republic .and reject, as
did our forefathers, the theory of monarchy.
.We sympathize with the Boers in
their heroic efforts to preserve their
national integrity. The failure of Republican
leaders, who four years ago
expressed sympathy 'for the Cuban
V&triots, to feel an interest in the
struggle of the Dutch of South Africa,
shows the paralyzing influence of the
imperial policy to which the admin is
tration is now endeavoring to commit
-7 The Silver Republicans.
Chairman Charles A. Towne, of the
national committee ef the silver Republican
party has issued a called for a
national convention of the party to
meet in the Coatee opera house at
Kansas City, Mo., at 12 o'clock noon
oo Thursday, July 4, 1900 to place in
nomination candidates for president
and vice president of the United
States and of such oth?r business
as may properly come up. A
oordial invitation to attend is extended
"to all electors in the United States
who in 1896 lefc the Repulican party
[because of the abandonment by that
party ot its traditional ponoy 01 Dimeiallism;
and also to all present members
of that organisation, which by its adoption
of the gold standard by its retirement
ot the greenbacks, by its surrender
to banks of the government funci
iton of issuingmoneyT and-jby its other
numerous acts of recreanoy to the principles
and traditions of the best days of
the Republican party, have been convinced
that the party of Lincoln no
longer exists, and who are prepared to
recognize the duties of patriotism as
superior to all party obligations."
Dewey in a DownpourA
dispatch from Macon, G-a., says:
"In a steady downpour of rain Admiral
Dewey reviewed 3,000 school children
of Bibb County Friday morning. The
children stoed patiently in the rain for
nearly an hour waiting for the distinguished
visitor. The cadet corps of the
Gordon Institute, of Barnesvijle, G-a.,
acted aa a guard of honor. As the
Admiral passed throngh the lines
of children the little fellows
yelled lustily, and this was by
odds the most enthusiastic feature
of the reception'. One of the features
of the ride was the enthusiastic
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Female College, the oldest institution
of the kind in the world. By reason
of the inclement weather other features
of the entertainment were eat short.
Admiral Dewey and party left for Jacksonville
over the Southern at 10.10
For the Usual Crime.
A special dispatch from Biohmond,
Ya., to The News and Courier says:
'\Renben Griggs, a colored youth, was
hanged Friday at Cumberland Court
Honse, Ya., for a criminal assault on a
little girl of his own race. This is the
first instance of the kind in Virginia, if
not in the whole South, where a Negro
has been legally executed for a crime of
fcixis kind, where the victim was a Negress.
Griggs's crime was revolting in
the extremo and for a time there were
fears of lynching. Friday Griggs's
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the rope around his neck. It took fire
men to hold the boy up on his feet.
This is the first hanging that has taken
place in Cumberland County in fiftyseven
years. There were seventy-five
Negroes around the jail at the time of
For Another's Crime.
Governor McSweeney Friday pardoned
Charles Mills, colored, who was
convicted in Spartanburg County on
the charge of stealing a watch. Judge
Buchanan and Solicitor Sease urge the
granting of the pardon. It appears
that Charles Mills was confused with
Eugene Mills and that the wrong man
was gotten into the meshes of the law
for the watch stealing and that it was a
case of mistaken identity, the two
brothers looking so much alike that
people could not generally tell the difference
A gold statue of Miss Maud Adams,
nearly six feet high and weighing 700
pounds, has been made for the Paris
exposition. The statue will typify
1 'An American Girl" and is the only
solid gold statue in existence. Miss
Adams was chosen as the model last
summer. The statue is said to be worth
$150,000. The silyer statue of Ada
Rehan weighs 2,000 pounds and, with
its gold base, cost $250,000.
Jacob Lorillard has filed a petition
' " ? ll?fl Koknllfioa ftf.
ill uaillVl uyiuji j mj wv
$869,327 and his assets at nothing at
" all. He declares that he has only $100
in cash, and clothing and personal ornaments
worth $200. Mr. Lorillard
admits that he has an income of $4CK000
a year, but says it is barely sufficient
for his needs.
Three Well Defined Cold Waves
Come This Way,
THE RAINFALL VERY HEAVY.
Conditions Were Unfavoiabie for
Farming Operations, So
Farmer Bauer Asserts.
Below is the monthly bulletin of the
South Carolina section of the United
States weather and crop service for the
month of February, which will be of
special interest to the farmers of the
WEATHER AND CHOPS.
The month of February, 1900, was
much colder than usual, with three
well-defined cold wares, one on the 1st
of the month, the second on tho 18th,
atd another on the 25-26th. The coldest
weather of the month generally
occurred during the second period, although
at a few places it was coldest
on the 1st. The temperature, extremes
were within previously recorded limits.
There were comparatively few days on
which the temperature rose above 'the
normal, and the average mean was
below the active arrowing point, over
the greater portion of -the State.
The rainfall was heavy, and in excess
of the normal amounts, over the
extreme western portions of the State,
where, in places, it amounted to over
10 inches, with gradually decreasing
amounts toward lihe coast, where there
wa?j less than the usual amount, although
the deficiency was not large
enough to be harmful.
The weather conditions were unfavorable
throughout the month for
fanning operations, and the severe cold
ox* the 18th killed much truck of all
kinds in the coastal regions. The
ground was generally too wet to plow,
and few, if any, spring oats were sown,
while reports from all sections of the
State indicate that fall sown oats were l
badly damaged, especially on light', j
sandy soils. Man; such fields will be 1
plowed up and devoted to other crops.
Wheat withstood the severe weather,
and, although small, remains promising.
Over the greater portion of the State
the buds of fruit showed no signs of
swelling, and are probably uninjured. I
In the extreme southeastern portion of
the State plum trees began to blossom
on the 10th of the month, but dlher
. fruits, especially peaches, had not begun
to bloom at the close of the month.
It is believed that the fruit prospects
are as yet unimpaired.
General farm work is later than usual
No corn was planted during the
month, and gardening was impracticable
owing to the coldness sad wetness
of the soil.
TAMABLE WE A TEES.
In recent years, and the same was.;
probably true before we&therOreeords
were so generally kept, the month of
February has become noted as the
most variable month of the year. In
some years the entire month is springlike,
mild and balmy. Again the entire
month is cold, wet, cloudy, and windy,
while other years exhibit in rapid succession
the various weatfcer phases peculiar
to this State is the winter season.
The mean temperature for February,
deduced from varying periods of from
$ to 12 years' observations, is 46 3 degrees,
or nearly 2 degrees higher than
the mean for January. State means
have been deduced from observations
covering so short a period of time that
it is probable that the extreme variation
has not been definitely determined,
only approximately so, by the existing 1
record, which dates back to 1893. Since !
that time February, 1897, was the
warmest, with a State mean of 50 0 degrees,
and Jebiuary, 1895, the coldest,
with a moan temperature of 37,4 degrees.
xne nignest maximum, tamperaiure
recorded in the past 8 years was 83 defrees
at Gillionsville in February,
1.897, and the lowest minimum in 1899
at Santne and Shaw's Fork, where 11
degrees below zero was noted on th*
morning of the 14th. It
is not alone in the matter of temperature
that the month shows great
variability bnt also in precipitation,
which for the past 8 years ranged from
a State average of 0.86 of an inch in
1898 to 7.89 inches ia 1897, while the average
amount, or normal, is 4.40 inches.
Snow is quite common, and there has
been no year sinee 1893 without some
snow in the 8tate. The least was recorded
in 1898 when a trace fell at Society
Hill, while the year with the
heaviest snowfall was 1895, when 18.5
inches were recorded at Holland. Snow
seldom accumulates to any considerable
depth, and rarely remains on the
ground longer than three days, except
in 1895, when it lasted about seven
Farm work usually is actively carried
on in this month, especially in the
eastern portions, where lands for corn
*nd cotton receive their first preparation,
and in some years corn and oats
are planted during the latter part of
February. In the same sections fruit
trees usually begin to bloom and gardens
are prepared and planted, while
the hardier vegetables are cultivated
on the truck farms. In the central and
western portions of the State little
farm work except plowing is practicable,
and usually it is too wet to do
muoh of that
A Business Woman.
Mrs. Evelyn Tome, of Port Deposit,
Md., is the only woman in this country
who is the president of two banks. She
is president of the Ceeil National Bank,
ujl ?. ui'j a a ui vxiu
Bank of Elkton, the eounty seat of
Cecil County. She is still a young
woman and has the sole direction of an
estate worth several millions, which
was left to her by her husband, the late
President Hyde , of Bowden College,
states the truth pithily in saying:
"Gladstone changed his mind; McKinley
ha- allowed his mind to be changed
for him. No man who so acts can
command the respect and confidence of
the American people."
A MVAWI mm mm Wi mm
A Horth Carolina Negro Hearty Wipes
Oat a Family.
A dispatch from Baleigh, N. C., says
the most horrible crime in the history
of North Carolina was perpetrated early
Thursday morning near that city,
when a Negro, Tom Jones, commonly
known in the county as 1 'Preacher"
Jones, murdered EUa Jones and her
oldest daughter, Ida Jones, and then
set fire to the beds in which lay the
bodies of the murdered victims and
four others, all children, ranging in
yeara from a baby one month old to the
largest boy who was not more than five
years of age. The work was done with
an axe, the murderer, according to the
story of little seven-year-oid Laura
Jones, who escaped with her younger
sister, deliberately and coolly striking
the mother fonr times and then making
two heavy strokes into the body of the
The house was completely destroyed
by fire and the bodies of the four
youngest children were so frail that
they are now distributed among the
ashes, which alone remain to tell the
story of the conflagration. The dead
are: Ella Jones, the mother, aged 33:
Ida Jones, 13 years of age; Jessie
Jones, 5 years old; Nancy Jones, 3
years old; Clever Jones, two years old;
an unnamed baby, one month old. The
tiro girls escaped from the fire with
their lives were: Laura Jones, 7 years
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oia; oia tiunet), * /ears uiu.
Jones was arrested on the evidence
of the seven-year-old girl, Laura, who
escaped from the burning house after
he was gone. She took with her, in
her arms, her little sister, Sid, who was
sleeping in bed with her and an elder
sister, Ida, who was murdered. They
went to the house of a neighbor, .half a
mile away and told what had happened.
Those who wentr to the fire could see
distinctly the bodies on the bed.inside
the burning building, but it was too
late to rescue them. The charred remains
of the two murdered women were
taken out and buried. The four small .
children, except the baby clasped in its
mother's arms had been entirely consumed.
The child Laura is very bright fer '
her age, and though she told the story .
of the murder many times shl never .
varied from her account of it given (
while her home was burning. She
said: " Treacher' Jones came to eur :
house last night about 9 o'clock. I
went to sleep. Then I woke up?moth- ;
er woke me up screaming. I saw
'Preacher' Jenes strike her four times
with a&axe, Then he came to my bed ']
and stauck sister twice. The blood
flew in my face. After that he struck 1
a match and set both beds afire and
went out. -oiter ne naa ggae xtuu* j
Sid up in my arms and ran out I ear- ,
ried her inmy arms all the way to Mm.
Winter's and roid thea whet 'Preach- >;
or* Jours had done."
Tom Jones denies the murder, bat (
he does not undertake to explain his (
whereabouts at the time. He admits
that he was intimate with Ella. Jones, (
who is not related to him though she ,
bears the same name. He says that ]
they had quarreled about her charging j
him with the paternity of her month-. .
old ehild, and this, it is understood, ,
was the cause of the crime.
Porto Eicans Starring. -1
A dispatch from Ponce, Porto Bieo, !
says: . "The situation here is now more 1
serious than at any time before or since '
the terrible hurricane. In many '
places the poor are starving. The
price of rice, beans and codfish has increased
from 50 to 100 per cent
Demonstrations against the delay of
the United States Government in settling
open questions have recently been
held at Mayaguei, Yacuco. Arecibo,
Agnidallo, Aajardo, Juan Diaz, Guam
and many other town*. The people are
unable to understand the delay and
they condemn all Americans indiscriminately.
Bad feeling is arising, which
it will take years to overcome. JSven
riots are threatened. Trouble is
amost inevitable unless the tension is
relieved. Even wealthly land owner*
cannot command ready cash and many
Americans are penniless, being glad to
work for their board."
Sow to Grow Earthworms.
At the meeting Thursday of the Zoo
logical club Mrs. W. H. Pianey read
an interesting paper on earthworms:
''I saw seated in a natural history
volume that if a worm should be divided
the anterior part would grow a tail and
the posterior part would grow a head.
I took twelve worms and divided them,
placing the divided parts of each worm
in a separate glass. In less than a
month I had twenty-two worms, losing
only two tail parts. The head parts
had grown tails and the tail parts had
grown head?. Two weeks ago I divided
the worms into halves and put the four
parts into a glass, into which I placed
earth, but no food, and the head pares
ate the tail parts,"?Springfield Union.
With TTg all th? Way.
With the formation of the coffinmakers'
and grave diggers' unions in
Chicago, the trusts and the trades
unions.will go hand in hand holding up
mankind from the cradle to the grave.
There is a trust in about everything
needed in this life, from the rubber
nipple of the nursing bottle to the
casket in which the "late lamented" is
laid to final rest.
A Good Fee.
When a doctor gets a good chance
at a really rich man, he usually "soaks
it to him." In Nice recently a doctor,
Yor Bergman, performed a comparatively
simple operation npon a Russian
millionair, removing two nerves from
cheek. The operation was successful,
and the doctor's bill was $50,000. The
Russian was able to pay, so that was an
end of the matter
The Appletons in Trouble.
A dispatch from New York says
Justice Bischoff, of the Supreme Court,
Thursday appointed J. Hampden
Dougherty receiver for D. Appleton &
? i* i* *
Uo., publisiiers, on tne application 01
Daniel Pritchard, a stockholder. The
liabilities are $1,100,000. The' assets
consists of stock and outstanding accounts.
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in iiviw.tt vr jl/juitux
Fifty Thousand People Engage in
Demonstration at Savannah.
THE DAY'S CROWNINQEVENT
*- i ; ' - *
Was Banquet at DeSoto at Which
Admiral Was Presented With
Silver Vase. Judge
A dispatch from Savannah says "tfty
thousand persons on the street ken
Wednesday afternoon gave Admiral
George Dewey as emtinxsiastio a walcome
u wu ever accorded to wjfAlie
man anywhere. The admiral bai
recovered from his indisposition of
TnaulM nffimAnflv Atrltiin (Atilrniiftrt i'SSS
in the military parade and review arranged
in bis honor, and as he rode
through, thestreeta with. Mrs- Dewey at
his side, ringing cheers zest the air ani
waving colors made thescene on* to be
There were present and in the parade
fire military companies from Charleston
under command of Maj. H.
Schachet, one or mora companies of
naval reserves each from Charleston,
Mount Pleasant and Beaufort, S. 0., and
Brunswick, 6a.; and military organizations
from Columbia, Pelaeraad
Timmonsville, S. CM and Augusta,
Brunswick and Thomasville, Ghu
There were in all 17 ont of town organizations.
Adding the local militia
there were nearly 4,000 men in lino.
The review took place in the park ex- ,
tension where an admiral's salute was
fired by the Chatham artillery, fro
brass^pieces praented to tta orgatixa"
Basiness, pubiio an$ printi,^w?
suspended from noon in honor of AdThe
climax of the oeeasion eeenrred
at the banquet at the DeSoto hotel
Wednesday night, where the admiral
was presented with a beautiful silver
rase on behalf of the cityof Savannah
by Hon. F. G. DuBignon. The Yase
is elegantly engraved and stands nearly
three feet high on a marble base. At ,
the banquet table Gen. Nelson A. Miles,
who arrived in Savannah Wednesday
evening, too late for the military par- .
ade, sat next to Admiral Dewey.
While the main function was in progress
a committee of 60 ladies enter*
tained Mrs. Dewey at a banquet in an
annex adjoining; the banquet halL
Upon the eonclusion of the dinner tike
ladies were accommodated with, efeafcs
in the main room that they might hear?:
the speeches. Among the speakers
were Judge Emory Speer, of die United
States court, Surgeon General Wynun,
Attorney Goner*! W. 0. Smith of Hawaii
and othei*. * ;
fix speaking to the tout 'Tin Ppsc- y
ient of the United States," Judge Bm- /'
jry Speer said in pert:
"While the administration ef President
McKinley more then any other
save that of Lincoln, mil afford the
historian material at once to attraet, te
instruct and to thrill the students and
readers of the future, it is nevertheless
true that his Americanism, while
prompt and purposeful is conviction
and decisive in action, has been en*- ' ^
tioua and conciliatory at home and
abroad. * * The war was inevitable.
Its results hare followed in inevitable
sequence. * * * By the
supreme law of the land the Philippine
islands became the territory of the f
United States with a title asekar as
that which we have to Florida er to
any foot of that marvelous empire te
the westward of the Mississippi acquired
fey the Louisiana purchase or by
treaty with Mexico. Whe will say
that the president had the power et
right to ignore this duty to the American
people and to mankind in a territory
thus? * The administration
of William MoKinley and its great
achievements will receive proud recompense.
He will live in history as the
first president who directed the energies
of this nation in a great and successful
war beyond the seas. Greater
civic renown may yet be hisL but to my
mind the crowning glory of his life will
be found in those simple words of proffered
kindly national recognition ef
the honor due the saored ashes ef his
once incomparable foes." * ?^
jliub iwcurauuu xwcn iw.a ivwuvh ;:xri
McKinley's recommendation tiat Ike
graves of the Confederate dead should
be eared for by the nation.
The Tint Train.
The Seaboard Air Line Thursday
brought its first train from Portsmouth
to Columbia over the new line frem \
Cheraw via Camden to that city. The
new line is a direct route and will give
the Seaboard a splendid Florida connection
as soon as the bridge over the
0 en gar co river, jnitsouth of Columbia,
is finished. The new line is built ef
the finest material and heaviest niL
All the rock ballast has not yet been. .% ;
putin. Freshets delayed completion
of the Wateree river bridge near Camden
and the Congaree river bridge near
Columbia, but within a month the Seaboard's
trains will be running through
and over the F. C. & t.
Eaten by Cannibals.
The steamer Warrimoo brings frem
Dutch New Guinea the shocking at* %g||
count of the devouring of turee onoers - :
of the steamer GrenexaX Pell by cannibals,
who caught them while on shore
taking photographs. Ernest Wiegan,
one of the party, was wonnded bj arrows,
and while hiding saw the barbarians
tie his his three companions to
trees, out of portions of their living
flesh and finally roast and", devenr .. |
them. The Dutch man-of-war Sumatra
is report-ad as prepared to avenge
The Body Found.
An Atlanta Dispatch says the body dWL
of Kelly Brinsfield, who disappeared
several months ago, tu found this
moring under a*house formerly occupied
by Mm. Brinfield, whowasaministtr'a
son, was short several thousand dollars
in his accounts with an insurance company
at the time of his dinppeaa&o*.
The house has been occupied by new
tenants ever since. Brinsfield'i young
wife' leased it and returned te her