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^ VOL LIV, WINNSBORO. S, G, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 15, 1900. ^ NO. 8
A LIVELY MEETING.
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Senator ?wman rve^noa ?. Gardner's
Sermon.
HOY1 REPLIES TO TILLMAN
And Defends Dr. Gardner's Ser
? Tnlroc a Ward
men. I iiiniati i anvw u.
Primary on the
Dispensary.
The largest and liveliest meeting of
the campaign was at Greenville on
Monday of last week. After the meeting
was called to order, Col. Hoyt was
1 ?J a Tiancv soeech.
pr6B6UtCUj dUU Uiaviv ? - *
giving way to Ms opponents and giving
them his time and a kind word. He
said that he had lived among these people
for twenty years, and that he felt
that all present kne?7 him and his
work. He felt that there was no need
for him to epeak, for all he might say
he felt would change no votes as between
him and other candidates, hut he
would like his friends to hear all the
other candidates.
TT-"4 ? <*nmr>liment
men uoi? juuj v % vv ~r
to each of ids opponents, relating bow
well he knew each of them and be
speaking for each a kind audience.
Then Col. Hoyt started to walk to his
seat and Mr. Gary suggested that he
add: "That they all vote for Host,"
and Col. Hoyt turned and remarked
that the audience should not forget to
vote for him, and this provoked amusemant
and much applause for Col. Hojt.
THE NEXT SPEAKEBS.
Mr, Brooker and Mr. Derharn spoke
next and told the large audience what
they thought of each other, and why
?. they thought the people should vote
for them for comptroller-general. *
Then followed Messrs. Capers and
McMahan who tried to impress the
-people why each thought he was better
than the other for superintendent of
education.
Gen. Floyd told the crowd why he
should be elected adjutant general.
Mr. Rouse was absent, but sent Ins regrets.
Por railroad commissioner Major B.
B. Evans started out by insisting that
the Piedmont section was discriminated
against Augusta and Atlanta
had rates which Greenville could not
get. '
Mr. lhom*s in. reminded the
audience that he was born here and
had always been a temperance advocate.
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Some even said ne was too guuu.
J. I. Pettigrew spoke of having gone
to the war with Greenville boys and
his .interest in these people. He went
over his qualifications for the office,
W. D. Maj field went into his customary
argument The outside wholesale'dealers
can all undersell the South
Carolina wholesalers because the local
rates are against the South Carolina
dealers.
ri> E. Wharton took up freight rates
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argued tnat tee rouer mma ucic
IttsP* were discriminated against, and took
up the matter of connections.
SENATOB TILLMAN
was received with much applau-e. He
said it was six years since he spoke
here, and it was a great pleasure to be
here again ajd to be so well received.
From the behavior of the platform
there must be something weak in the
party here. He did not know whether
1.rirtf TTa folk
it was pxuiuuiuuu wi ?v>. ?~
rank and file here were true as stee)
and would vote right.
Today for the first time the pro
gramme was changed and the order of
speaking reversed. It was charged
that he had been meddling in affairs
and that he had no right to be here,
and because he had no opposition he
- ought to keep away or discuss nothing
bat national issues.
He explained the change of programme
and wa9 told he had unlimited
time. Before he started he told why
he was here and why he had a right to
be here. He explained he was here in
obedience to party law, and he
wanted it understood he would hew te
the line, and if some.fingers and toes
are cut off the fault would rot be his.
Then he reiterated that had he remained
away he would have been accused ef being
too big for his breeches and having
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gotten tUe swell neaa, ana men waeu
be came they turned and told him he
was meddiing. It was the same as of
old; he would be damned if he did and
be damned if he didn't. He asked the
crowd to be quiet until he bottled the
hot stuff.
^ on/iAiol kftofrt in
J. ILCH iiQ IUU& UU llic Dyvvi?i wvmau iu
this county and said the committee had
turned the candidates loose and was letting
the question be settled for the
county in a special box. It was a bad
plan and was intended to let the candidates
straddle and honey-fuggle the people.
It is cowardly in the candidates
to ask the committee to allow this
screen. You -will be fools ifyou do not
have the candidates line up and say
whether they are for prohibition or the
dispensary. The special box is a fraud
and ;f you do not like it lump it.
The question before you is one effecting
you and ^ your progeny for a life
time. It is a question to be decided
upon the merits of the matter. There
should be no undue pressure ile was
here also becam e he had been attacked
and he and his administration had been
attacked and heid up to derision and
Col. Hoyt the othsr day. Here the
fc speaker was interrupted by applause
PPr for Tillman.) Tillman then said he
intended only to speak of Co!. Hoyt
kindly. E? would treat him as a hightoned
gentleman, but warned the crowd
that the more it hollered that way the
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iCOO LUCjr nuuiu nav >? v. 0?
through. Ha wanted only to discuss
issues.
Then Tillman related how the dispensary
came as he has heretofore done.
When the Prohibitionists say he
cheated them they know they are not
telling the exact truth. He repeated
why he had no use for a machine, as he
had the people back of him He re
lated why he aid not want prohibition
and why he thought it would be a failure.
He wished he could leave one matter
unsaid and he regretted that he
came in conflict with a distinguished
divine; one who was honored and beloved,
and no doubt properly so. This
divine iiad gone out of his way to make
apolitical sermon. In this speech he
had taken the liberty of mentioning j
his (Tillman's) name. Self-respeot demanded
his coming here and talking
plainly. Then he took up Dr. Gardner's
sermon, and read an extract, in which
Dr. Gardner held that the dispensary
business was immoral, and he so
argued. In considering the argument
Tillman urged that the first thing was
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of liquor was immoral, would stand. J
There is not a scintilla of difference
whether the State sells through licenses
or through the dispensary, but is it an
immoral act? Is it a am to sell or use
whiskey? These distinguished gentlemen
who have held a party convention
and nominated their man have as the
basi? of their fight that it is sinful to
sell liquor as a beverage. They quote
from an almost obsolete part of the
Bible and from which he never heard
any other than a prohibition sermon.
He Has as high a regard for the ministers
as any one. They do not use all
of the text, but quote it in part. He
then quoted from Proverbs and St. Paul
to show that wine drinking was not
prohibited. He insisted that the Prohibitionists
garbled their text and that
there wa3 nothing in the Bible to prevent
the use of ffbiskey. Drunkenness
is forbidden. He had substituted
the dispensary law for prohibition for
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trie people s gooa.
Then he took up another extract from
Dr. Gardner's sermon, that the profit
feature of the dispensary made the
agents of the State try to sell as much
as possible. Tillman said there were
two sides to this a.uestion. He did not
want the people to get too muoh liquor.
He wanted the appetites controlled,
and then he jumped on the license system.
.
There is as much to be gotten out of
liquor as any other legitimate source of
taxation. This minister openly and
boldly wants to take away the profit,
which restrains drunkenness by not
putting so much liquor in the consumer's
hand. It was fanaticism run mad
to have as much whiskey drunk as now
and get nothing out of it, and not restrict
it.
In regard to the charge of Dr. Gardner
that he (Tillman) held the preaohers
up to contempt, he said verbatim:
"T ' I ? i-X.
"ne hoc only caargss me witu Biauder
in my utterances, knowing it to be
untrue, but he goes further and declares
I uttered these words to express contempt
for certain men for whom I have
contempt. I say it here in the presence
of these many people who listen to Dr.
Gardner, that Gardner owes it to himself
to prove his charges by bringing
certificates to prove them or he owe?
an apology. When in 1890 and 1892
the preachers charged me with infidelity
I said then that I am a poor fallen
sinner going from the cradle to the
grave, admitting my weaknesses and
trying to forget them, but I swear no .
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preacner can say mac x ever tres?:u
bim except with respect. But now is
there an alliance between the bar room
and preacher*, either written or crtherwise?
(Voice from the crowd: 'fes.')
Very weil, then, I will vote you on it.
All who believe it is not true hold up
their right hand. All who believe the
preachers are in alliance with them,
either written or not, bold up their
right band. One mere word and I am
done. I am sorry I bad to bring this
matter out here, but I always believe
ia going to a man's house, going to his
teeth, face to face, when I have a controversy
to settle, and therefore at other
place3 I have had very little to say
about it. I am sorry he is not here,
but when he comes back his friends
will teli him what I liave said, and let
him write an apology and publish it. I
believe he is a man of character and an
honorable man, and that he will do it
"An efiort is now beinz made by
some preachers to talk politics, aod not
religion, from the pulpit. You have
striven to get rid of religion taking
charge of your politics,.and should be
careful to keep politics and religion
separate. The effort is made to rally
you around the denominational flags,
but it would be well to watch out for
that.
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i on are asuea to vote ior reugioa,
for friendship, and all that, but he implored
all to vote for principle."
FOR GOVERNOR
Then the Gubernatorial candidates
were called for. Governor McSweeney
spoke first. He argued that the dispensary
law can be improved upon, but
prohibition will be a failure. Prohibition
should be regarded from a business
standpoint He felt that it would be
a serious mistake to go to prohibition
now. The only trouble complained of
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was mac me grana. janes ao not oring
in true bills. He emphatically denied
that he was in any deal or agreement
with any one, but was enforcing the
dispensary law The law is new better
enforced than in the last two or three
years. In reference to Mr. Patterson's
charge that he never ordered bar fix
tares seized, ne read a copy or an order
dated in Jane, instructing constables
to seize fixtures. The constables
had verbel as well as written instructions
to seize liquor, beer and fixtures.
He believed the people would agree
that his has been a business administration.
There was no mincing matters
in his office or with the constables.
He read the letters from ihe mayors to
show that the law was being enforced.
He spoke of his administration and
thanhid the voters, ana wanted to be
judged on his record. He was pre
seated with a handsome bouquet of
Sowers.
COL. HOYT
said he would not have spoken except
for what Senator Tillman had said.
Tillman had 3aid these who had set up
this separate box plan were politioal
cowards. He had nothing to do with
it and the plan, as he understood, came
from a dispensary advocate. The people
knew what was best for themselves.
The committee had this right and it ill
became Tillman as a United States
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the Democrats of this county see fit to
do. He for one never questioned Tillman's
right to be here, but he had as
much right to be here and advocate
prohibition, which he had done all the
days of his life. Another thing he had
not said that Tillman wanted the dispensary
as a political machine. It is a
political machine, and has been used in
this very campaign as a political ma/.liTno
onr! will f?iYnt?r?T!A tn V?a rssarl as a
political machine. Nor did he ever say
Tillman cheated them out of prohibition.
Then he went over the too familiar
story of the origin of the dispensary.
There was no more delighted
than he that Tillman w%s studying the
Bible. He thought Tillman had cot
yet read all of the chapters quoted.
The preaohers were attacked first In his
Bennettsville speech acd he had no
doubt Tillman regretted that speech.
The barkeepers of today are the dispensers;
they say the blind tigers are
the barkeepers, but the blind tigers get
linnw frnm flia ^ionpnCirripa
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Then lie expalined what were called
the "ex-blind tigers." He insisted
that there was no alliance between the
preaohers and saloon men. He spoke
beautifully of Dr. Gardner and his
standing for all that was moral and
high, and he felt that the people would
rebuke Tillman and show that Charles
S. Gardner was not to be traduced and
maligned. No one could prove an immoral
combination on the part of Dr.
Gardner. Then he discussed the right
of the State to sell liquor and insisted
that it was wrong and sinful.
\rw TO1VT R r.ABV
said the main question was that of
liquor and he wanted it understood that
he stood flitly for the dispensary. If
the law is better enforced now than
ever, then the law is not what is
claimed for it. MoSweeney said he
would send constables wherever asked
for and in reply to this he read an affidavit
from M. B. Scruggs, of Cherokee
County, in which he stated that he had
repeatedly asked for a constable for his
section, that the people had oonvicted
two blind tigers, but the Governor bad
not complied with the requests for constables,
but had said he would send
one after the election, and this looked,
Mr Gary thought, as an offering to the
tigers in Cherokee.
Then he explained his position as to
the prohibition option. He regarded
prohibition a3 a fares, but wanted those
wbo wished it to have it."
He discussed the school question and
his record in the legislature.
MR A HOWARD PATTERSON
reviewed tho dispacsary from its inception
to the present time, showing that
if with fit a hftf? fAafnrp.s nf thfl
bar room system and had decreased
drunkenness. He said that the prohibition
platform is not prohibition. He
discussed Col. Hoyt and his platform
thoroughly. He said that Governor
McSweeney had not enforced the dispensary
law.
THE SCRUOGS COMPLAINT.
Governor McSweeney requests that
this statement relative to the Scruggs
affidavit be published: Scruggs wrote
Governor MoSweeney requesting him to
appoint Scrugg's constable as a dispensary
constable, as the magistrate's constable
received only $40, and he wants
him tn m&kfl mnre. Gierk Harris wrote
to Scruggs that in case a constable was
needed to write to Chief J. R. Fant
and request a detail, and it would be
sent. Scruggs was reminded that as
magistrate he and his constable should
help enforce the dispensary law, and
all the extra piy he cDuld allow was
half the seizures. Ia r*ply to a second
letter Clerk Harris wrote that Governor
McS^eeney would probably not be
able to take up the application made
for the magistrate's constable's appointment
until after ths election. The
idea being that Governor McSweeney
was toe bu37 now to wade through the
many applications on hand. Governor
McSweeoey wouid like to have the entire
correspondence printed to show
that Saruggs wantedlus constable given
a special job to work in a particular
territory, for which he was already paid
to work and enforce the law. a. k.
MUST TOE THE MARK
The American Government Makes
noTrtaTido mi Thina
The following demands on the Chinese
government have been sent to
Pekin by the American government:
"We are availing ourselves of the
opportunity offered by the imperial
edict of the 5th of Augu3t allowing to
the foreign ministers free communication
with their respective governments
in cipher, and have sent a communication
to minister Ganger, to which we
await an answer:
"We are already advised by him, in
a brief dispatch received Aug. 7, that
imperial troops are firing_dail_y upon
the ministers in Pekin. We demand
the immediate cessation of hostile attacks
by imperial troops upon the lega
fcions and urge the exercises of every
power and energy of the imperial government
for the protection of the legations
and all foreigners therein.
"We are also advised by the same
dispatch from Minister Conger that, in
his opinion, for the foreign ministers to
leave Pekin as proposed in the edict of
Ausrust 2. would be certain death. In
view of the fact that the imperial troops
are now firing upon the legations and
in view of the doubt expressed by the
the imperial government in its edict of
Aug. 2 as to its power to restore order
and secure absolute safety in Pekin, it
is evident that thi3 apprehension is well
founded, for if your government cannot
protect our minister in Pekin, it will
presumptively be unable to protect
him upon a journey from Pekin to the
coast.
"Wo ftiorofnr.i vrpp nnon the im
perial government that it shall adopt
the course suggested in the third clause
of the letter of the president to his
majesty, the emperor of China, of July
23, 1900, and enter into communication
with the relief expedition so that cooperation
may be secured between them
for the liberation of tho legations, the
protection of foreigners and the restoration
of order. Such action on the
part of the imperial government would
Ka i ctthiafaffArv Hpnmnfifration of its
friendliness and desire to attain these
ends. Alvery A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.
Department of State, Washington,
Aug. 8, 1900.
The Tell Tale Censns.
One thing is certain. If the new
censns is oorreet ballot box stuffiing in
the last campaign was by no means con/
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nnea to tae ooutu. xu sumu ui wc
strong Republican districts counting
the men, women and children, the
Census does not give a population
equal to McKinley's vot).
Bad for Quay.
The Philadelphia Press publishes the
result of the Republican primaries in
Pennsylvania, and declares the defeat
of Quay for the United States seDate
is absolutely assured. It has been
a relentless fight against the bos?,
BRYAN NOTIFIED.
He Takes the Standard of the
Great Democracy
TO BEAR IT TO VICTORY.
Imperialism Must Be Strangled
If Patriotism and the Republic
Are to
EndureWm.
J. Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson
were notified officially and formally
on laat Wednesday at Indianapolis of
their nominations by the Democrats at
)
the recent Kansas City convention to
the offices respectively of president and
vice president of the United States
The ceremony was made the occasion of
a demonstration with which the Democrats
may be fairly said to have begun
their national campaign.
The notification occurred in the military
nnrV a hAanfcifnllv shaded track of
ground ia the centre of the city. The
park contains probably 30 acres of
ground and it was wel? covered with
people. Io the vicinity of the speakers'
stand the crowd was verp dense. Probably
a majority of them were residents
of Indianapolis, but many were from
other portions of Indiana, while many
aho came from distant States. There
was also quite a general gatnering or
the members of the Democratic national
committee, while, of course, the members
of the two ocmnittees appDinted
to make the official notifications were
also present. The oocasion was, therefore,
regarded as of national political
importance.
The ceremony wag preeeeded by a parade
through the principal streets of the
city, which wad participated in by a
number of visiting and local Democratic
clubs. These acted as an escort to the
notification party and the cavalcade
was an imposing one. The meeting began
a few minutes after 3 o'clock and
concluded at 5:40 p. m. Five speeches
were made, Mayor Taggart of Indianapolis
adding a welcoming address to
the notification speeches of Representa
tive Kichardson and (*ov. Thomas and
responses made by Mr. Bryan and Mr.
Stevenson.
The weather was hot, but towards the
close of the ceremonies a slight breeza
alleviated, to some extent, the suffering
ocasioned by the high temperature.
At one time it appeared as if actual suffocation
might be the result of the terrible
crowding in front the stand where
the ceremonies occurred, but beyond a
few fainting attacks and much personal
discomfort, no evil resulted.
The platform on which the speeches
were made was elevated about six feet
above the park lawn and upon it eat
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me canuiaaies ami meir iamiueB, ?uu
the members of the national commitee,
aad of the two notification committees
as well as a few invited guests.
Mr. Bryan sat near the centre of the
stage, juat to the left of Chairman
Jones, who presided. Mrs. Bryan and
William, Tr., occupied ad joining chairs.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson also sat in the
same group, as did Mrs. Senator Jones,
Congressman Kichardson and G-ov. and
Mrs. Thomas.
The meeting was called to order in a
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gert, of Indianapolis. Then followed
the speech of Congressman Richardson,
who had been appointed to formally
notify the candidates of their elootion.
Bryan was then introduced and made the
best speech of his life. We would like
to reproduce is here, but it js too long.
The large crowd listened attentively to
what he had to say and applauded him
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HDerauy an tue way iiiruugu. it nao
a great occasion and it was a great
speech from a great man.
A Call to Organize.
The following address wa3 issued tonight:
To the Democrats of the United States:
The Democratic party and its friends
must meet the forces of corruption and
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intimidation in pontics um? yc?t uj
thorough organization. A Democratic
club or society should be organized m
every city, town, village and precinct
in the United States. Demoerat3 and
all who are in sympathy with the principles
set forth in the Kansas City
platform are earnestly urged to join
the Demociatic clubs, and when none
exists to assist in organizing them.
This work in uniting the forces of law
and liberty into one great systematized
civic army should be carried on simultaneously
in every part of the country,
and without delay. The friends of the
government, according to the hitherto
unchallenged American theory of political
equality everywhere under our
flag, cannot afford to be less zealous or
less active than the advocatea of an
American colonial empire supported by
rifles.
No patriotic citizen can ignore the attacks
which are being made upon the
very iounaaiionB oi our ^reoeui. mi;proachable
form of government.^ This
year every citizen should be a politician.
Clubs and societies should at
once communicate with the secretary
of the National Association of Democratic
clubs, 1370-Broad way, New York,
so that the united membership may
work systematically in defense of the
republic as the fathers made it. All
Democratia committees, State and
local, are requested to aid the National
Association of Democratic clubs in this
work.
W. J. Bryan,
Adlai E. Stevenson,
James K. Jones,
Ch'm. National Dem. Com.
Wm. R. Hearst,
Pies. .National Ass'n Uem. Ulubs.
He Was Buncoed.
A clothier on Hester Street, New
York, recently sold a $2 suit of clothes
and gave $91 in change for a one hundred
dollar Confederate bill, and yet
there are good business men in Spartanburg
who really believe that no financial
opinion that is not endorsed by New
Yorkers is worth considering.
Has a Sad Name.
Li Hung Chang seems to be up
against it. Oar ministers are unwilling
to accept his proffered escort tc
Tientsin, and the cantankerous Chinese
want to behead him as a foreign
sympathizer. Nobody is willing to
trust old Li. He has a bad name.
PR0P2ETS ELECTING BRYAN.
What Experts Say of the Coming
Presidential Election.
The men who figure and make estimates
on elections are not idle. Though
the campaign is yet in its infancy and
the lines have not been drawn with
sufficient clearness for positive estimates
of the result to be made, there
is no lack of figuring, nor is there any
lack of those who predict Democratic
success.
Congressman McCulloch, of the First
Arkansas district, has been doing some
Democratic figuring. He counts for
Bryan in the electoral college, in addi
tion to tne states ne carried iour years
ago, Kentucky, 13 votes; Maryland, 8;
West Virginia, 6; Indiana, 15; Michigan,
14, and Minnesota, 9?a total
change of 6- from the McKinley to the
Bryan column, of 16 more than are
needed.
A citizen of Ohio who had the distinction
of winning a prize of $15 offered
by the YouDgstown, 0., Vindicator
for the closest guess to the vote
of the state of Ohio in 1896, and who
missed the actual result only 8 votes,
now comes forward with the following
prediction:
' I believe Bryan is absolutely sure
of all the electoral votes received in
1896, 7iz; 176. To this can be added
with a certainty Kentucky 13, Maryland
8, total 21, makiDg sure without
further details, 197.
McKinley's reasonably certain electors
do not include more than 125, viz;
Maine, 6; New Hampshire, 4; Vermont,
4; Massachusetts, 15; Rhode Island, 4;
Connecticut. 6; Pennsylvania, 32; Wisconsin,
12; New Jersey, 10; Michigan,
14; Minnesota. 9; California, 9, which
sum up the 125 given above.
"The states considered doubtful of
which Bryan is sure of at least onethird
of the electors and has an equal
show of one-half giving him a majority
in any event are West Virginia, 6;
North Dakota, 3; Illinois, 24; Indiana,
15; Delaware. 3; Iowa, 13; New York,
36; Ohio, 23, making 123 eleotoral
voces classed as doubtful, 27 of which
are all that are necessary to place Bryan
in the presidential chair."?Augusta
Chronicle."
BUNCOED AGAIN.
Spain Unloads Another Gold Brick on
Uncle Sam
The Spartanburg Herald says there
has nerver been an instance in history
where a nation in defeat won so
much as Spain won when she forced
the Uni-ed States to war. We came
out the struggle as victor and yet we
are burtteaed by loads almost too heavy
to hear. Snain hascome out conauered.
but sbc'fc of impediments that were
fast leading her to bankraputcy.
One of the results of that war was
the purchase by this government of ten
million Philippinos at $2 a head. That
looks che^p enough on its face, but the
man who would go into market and buy
horses at $2 a head without investigating
them is liable to make a bad bargain.
It turns out now that the only
thing Spain transferred to us was the
right to take her place in killing the
savages. "We paid $20,000,000 for the
priviledge of taking up the fight to conquer
the people Spain has been trying
to conquer for a hundred years.
if there is anytning mat tnis government
is noted for, anything that the
word "Yankee" stands for, it is shrewdness
in driving a trade, and yet we have
been clearly buncoed by Spain. We
not only bought that which was never
delivered, but when the trade was consumated
and the money paid it was
found that two islands were not included
in the bill of sale, and with consumate
adroitness Spain raised the price
and instead of delivering these at $2 a
head we had to pay $12. "We gave
$100,000 for the two islands which tocAfehftr
have anonnlation of 8.000.
Ow"? - /
We do not believe any friend of the
present administration can show any
avantage this conntry can have by
ownership of Oriental islands. We do
not believe that the inhabitants of
these islands can be benefited by belonging
to us. Aside from the fact
that to embark upon a policy of Imperalism
vitiates and destroys the charae
ter of this government the line of action
marked oat by its framers the parsuit
of which has brought us greatness,
there is nothing to be gained morally or
financially.
The paramount issue cf the coming
nomnaiVn shall to be
?7 Y - buncoed
by effete monarchies of the
Old World? Shall we become the
dumping-grounds for European nations,
who have tired of trying to subdue
their unruly colonies?
A Rare Instance.
The Philadelphia newspapers recently
published a remarkable advertisement.
It announced that Purvis &
Co., of Williamsport, Pa., would pay
in fnll all claims asrainst the house of
Parvis & Co., which failed in Baltimore
in 1368. The head of the present I
hon3e of Purvis & Co. was a boy when
his father and grandfather lailed in
1868. He started in life with nothing
in the way of money, but he had a good
character, a fine stock of natural ability
and a determination to succeed.
This he has done beyond his expectations
and now he proposes to pay every
debt left by his father and grandfather
regardless of statutes ot limitations,
bankruptcy laws and the fact that not
the slightest legal obligation ia the
matter rests upon him. This is a very
rare case acd in these days sounds more
like romonce than actual fact.
Ee Withdraws
Wednesday State Chairman Jones
received from Mr. J. H. Moore of
Charleston, candidate for Attorney
Vjreuerai, a ICILCJ. VJ. n*vuvtj.>an?? uv?
the race. In his letter Mr. Moore
states that he withdraws for reasons
over which he has no control, one being
that he finds it impossible to get
his opponent to meet him upon the
stnmp. He say, in effect, it is due to
the number of friends throughout the
State who have given him encouragement
to apologize to them for the disappointment
caused them by his withdrawal.
J
! M'KINLEY SCORED '
By a Republican Senator For His
Imperialistic Plans.
WILL SUPPORT BRYAN.
Wellington, of Maryland, Gives
His Reason for Not Voting
With His Party .
This Year.
United Ftates Senator George L.
Wellington, of Maryland, Republican,
a 4% ^ a* 1 r+ofrttnnrf r\ t* l>ie
umo JLuauc a iua.uj<*i oi*v?mcub vi aaao
attitude in the present campaign. He
says:
"I an unalterably opposed to the
re-election of President McKioley.
Bryan ia a better man in every way
than McKinley, and I regard his election
as essential to the preservation of
the He public.
"In regard to the Philadelphia platform
as a grave departure from the
faith of our fathers. It is not the Republicanism
of Lincoln, but an indorsement
of the inimical policies foisted
upon the country by McKinley.
"I am ami imperialist, 1 do not
talk one way in congress and another
way on the ontside, nor do I talk one
way and act another. I am not like
old Hoar?able to appeal to the past
and the future, and then stultify myself,
I see only the present. The
past is gone and the future can care for
itself; but I'll help take care of the
present.
<-I am convinced there is a great secret
alliance with England beyond any
doubt. You remember the cry that was
raised against Cleveland of subserviency
to Eogland. There was not one quarter
ground for it that there is for the
same cry against McKinley. He would
not dare do a thing that would be unacceptable
to England, for he is noth- j
ing more than an English proconsul.
"President McKinley ha? betrayed
me. I was opposed to the Paris Peace
Treaty and would never have voted for
its ratification of my own volition. I
told the president so, and he induced
me to vote for it by solemnly pledging
me that it was not the intention of himse'f
or the government to forcibly hold
or permanently acquire the Philippines.
"Ee further said that his personal
desire was to restore law and order in
the islands and then submit the matter
to congress, with the idea of having it
* 1 i- <* J - _ 3 _ _"!/?
grant aDSOiuie ireeaom sua Beu-guveramenfc
to the Filipinos. ' With that pledge
from President McKinlcy I voted for
the treaty. Without it I never should
have done so.
'The resolution I offered in the senate
and which was the basis of my
speech on the Philippine question,
provided for exactly what the president
himself told me he desired to bring
about.
"Bryan is absolutely right on the one
great issue involved in this campaign,
ana, with the money question at rest
for four years, he is a bigger, a better
and a safer man than McKinley. Even
if the money question were not settled,
Bryan is a man of too much sense to
undertake to tamper with the currency.
Bryan is certain to be our next president,
and I shall be glad to see him
eleated.
"McKinley is totallv unfit for the
j office of president, because he is so weak
I and vacillating that he can't stick to an
opinion over night. If he conld know
his own mind and be consistent for
twenty-four hours at a time he might
do, but such a thing is impossible with
him, and for that reason he is" unfit to
be president."
Against McKinley.
About four hundied Boston market
men and oihers opposed to ths re-election
of President McKinley because of
the Philippine policy of the administration,
held a rally in Faneuil Hall at
noon Tuesday. On the pltform were
George S. Boutwell, former governor of
Massachusetts; Gaa?iliel Bradford,
Ervin Winslow, and other weli-know
anti-imperialists. The principal address
was made by ex-Grovernor Boutwell,
who justified the action of those
who had withdrawn from the Republi
can party on account of its attitude on
tbe question of imperialism by the statement
that the Republican party itself
was born of deserters from parties then
existing. Ringing resolutions were
adopted, the striking phrase of which
follows: "We believe that' free silver
is less serious than free slaughter; we
depreciate the cannon abroad; the doctrine
that Americans can be made rich
T7lK*\i?A3 Ko
ia&auuu auvk ri^uiwuj uj
force, and the pratice of assimilation of
lower races in Asia and the malevolent
dissipation of higher ideas in America."
Leaped to Instant Death.
Wash Tamer, an unsophisticated
? V>io tiTTpa
yuuilg iitilUCi m>.u uu nut uuv> *nv
year old baby, jumped from a west
bound Southern railway passenger train
at "McFall, Ala., Thursday morning,
and was killed. He threw his wife and
child from the train and they were
seriously injured. Mrs. Turner will
probably die. The train had whistled
for McFall and Turner immediately
hia oaaf and hnrrip.d his
I JUUi^/CU 1AVULL um ?
wife and baby to the door. Two 01
three passengers tried to stop him, but
he brushed them aside. He evidently
was not used to traveling and did not
appreciate the danger of jumping off.
Mrs. Turner's leg was broken and the
arm hrAlrpn Tfc is stated that
Turner had never been on a train before.
Li Eung Chang in DespairA
dispatch from Washington says
an important dispatch has been received
in diplomatic quarters, forwarded from
the foreign offices of one of the powers
taking part in the international movement
and giving with much detail con?
* 'T ; OVin** Tn
vemau.u.u uy j~u uuu^ vunuS ..
he expressed his despair over the condition
of the Chinese government in
his fears that the anti-foreign element
had gained complete ascendency at
Pekin. The conversation was with
the oonsnl of the power receiving the
dispatch and as he is an intimate,
friend of long standing with Earl Li
theTatter spoke unreservedly of the deplorable
condition of affairs among his
own people.
TOWUE WITHDBAWS.
Declines the Populist Nomination for
the Vice PresidencyCharles
A. Towne, who was nominated
by the Populist party for Vice
President on the ticket with Bryan, has
written a letter to the committee appointed
to notify him declining the
nomination. Rfeviewincr the coarse of
events from Ins own nomination to the
naming of Mr. Stevenson by the Democrats,
he says:
"Everybody knows that either Mr.
Stevenson or Mr. .Roosevelt is to be the
next Vice President of the United
States, I am expected to take a laborions
part in the campaign. I shall, of
course, advocate the election of Mr.
Bryan and Stevenson. The Democratic
convention, before which I was a
candidate, nominated Bryan and Stevenson.
The Silver Republican party,
of which organization I was the official
head for nearly four years, has nominated
Bryan and Stevenson. In what
light shonld I appear before the Ameriean
people if while advocating the election
of one ticket, I should be going
through the form of running on another?
Nobody in the United States would
think I had the slightest chance of being
elected, and nobody would believe
that I considered myself seriously as a
candidate, unless at the same time he
believed me to be absolutely lacking in
common sense. Whom cauld such a
phantom candidacy deceive? What
respect siiouM i deserve, indeed, it in
such a matter I should attempt to deceive
anybody whatsoever? I know the
People's party to be composed of men
most exceptionally keen and expert in
polit isal j adgmen t. So obvious a sham
could not elade their vision. Either
they would resent my implied complimentary
estimate of them or they
would be jastified in forming one of ma
which could result only in injuring the'
cause which it had been the professed
object of my mistaken folly to advance.
Consistency and candor in polities,
therefore, my own self-respect, proper
deference to the People's party and a
sincere regard for the welfare of the
cause of political reform in the United
States all couasel that I now respectfully
replace in your hands the honorable
trast' which your great party committed
to me in contemplation of a different
comolexion of affairs than that
which has resulted."
CONGEE HEARD FSOH AGAIN
- "v '
Little Ammunition or Provisions and
K ~
Attack Expected. f.
A aIi TXT* i n roftfl
n uiapaicii nviu. rr asuiugtvu cojro
another cablegram cams to the state
department late Wednesday afternoon
from Minister Conger at Pekin?the
second that has been received direct
from him since Jane 12. It is the first
which has come direct from the nlinis
ter since the above date, the othe? having
been received ^ through the intermediary
of the Chinese minister, Mr.
Wu. Wednesday's advices show that
the situation in the Chinese capital is
still of a very serious character, that
the ministers are still in danger from
the Chinese troops and that their supplies
of ammunition and provisions has
been reduced'to a very considerable extent
So important were the statements
contained in the disnatch that a confer
ence was held by wire between several
of the officials here and the president
at Canton, lasting for several hoars.
At its conclusion the cablegram from
Mr. Conger was made public as follows:
Secretary of State.
Still besieged. Situation more precarious.
Chinese government insisting
upon our leaving Pekin, which would
be certain death. Rifle firing upon us
daily by imperial troops. Have abundant
courage but little ammunition or
provisions. Two progressive yamen
ministers beheaded. All connected with
legation of the United States well at
the present. Conger.
The cablegram came to the official
cipher of the department. It is undated
like Mr. Conger's previous cable,
but from the internal evidence finished
by his reference to the beheading
of two members of tsung-li-yemen
and to the insistance of the Chinese
government on the departure of the
uuLiuiaterB iiuiu ICMU, Boatc ucpaituicuvi
officials say it may be assigned a date
not earlier than July 30, and perhaps
not later than Aug. 2.
The Chinese Dictum"In
case the troop advance the Chinese
"must figlit. The suggestion that
the allies should be allowed to enter
Pekin in order to escort the ministers
trt Tion Tain is fthsnJnfplr imnrtflsihta"
A dispatch, from London says the above
is the dictum of Li Hung Chang. It
was transmitted to Mr. Morgan a London
merchant by his agent at Shanghai.
The agent had carried to E irl Li a message
from Mr. Morgan urging that the
allied troops be allowed to enter the
capital and stating that a settlement
could be made at Tien Tsin,
whereby a war of the world against
China would be averted; but even the
optimistic Li failed to hold out the
slightest hope of feasibility, although
he reiterated to Mr. Morgan's agent his
declaration that the ministers had left
Pekin, fixing the dase of their departure
as Aug. 2.
What Tillman SaysSotnaf-nr
Tillman evidentlv don't be
lieve the the charge that Mr. Patterson
has persistently made that there are
600 blind tigers in Charleston
and 200 in Columbia, In his speech
at Laurens Senator Tillman said
he did not think all this talk about 600
tigers in Charleston and 200 in Columbia
amounted to much. He believed
there were tigers in both these places.
They are bolder than when he was Governor,
but he did not believe there were
near as many as was represented. Here
? ?.J 1 * AA ??A? <lnnn!r
LLC 1UUUU J-jOUU UlCd ctuu uuvvueuiuuii.
There could not be many tigers about
here or some of the men would have
been bitten.
The VeteransWilliam
Jennings Bryan will attend
the meeting of the Gr. A. R., at Chioago
and the Republican papers are beginning
to make face3 at the "grizzled
veteran." You c&n't lose William Jennings.
' - . .A':- -i
ANOTHER BATTLE
In Which the Americans Suffer
Serious Lost.
CASUALTIES OF SIXTY,
The Town of Yang Tsun was
Captured and Will be ;|
the Base of the
Allies. ?
A dispatch from Washington aaya
the capture of Yang Tsun, the final objective
point of the international forces
was the supreme news o! importanoe
receiveu xiiursuay on me v^aiuesc situation.
The first word of this capture,
effected last Monday, came in a brief
dispatch to the signal office at the war
department from CoL Scriven, the signal
officer at Chefoo, saying:
Chefoo, Aug. 9.?Yang Taun captured
today. Wire up. Need own
transportation. All welL Scriven.
Half an hoar after this message a
cablegram came from Gen. Chaffee, *
giving additional details of the capture
and showing that it had been at the
cost of about 60 casualties among the
American troops. Gen. Chaffee's dispatch
is as follows:
Yarn; Tsun, Aug. 6.
Yang Tsnnoocupied today. Wounded
Second Lieut. Frank JR. Long, Ninth ?
infantry, moderate; casualties about 60
men. Ninth United States infantry;
Fourteenth United States infantry and
Battery F, Fifth U. S. artillery. Nearly
all from Fourteenth infantry. Names
later. Many men prostrated, heat and
fatigue. Chaffee.
A.JAPANESE REPORT.
Hardly leas important was a dispatch
from Ges. Terauohi, second in command
on the Japanese staS, sent to the
war office of Japan, and transmitted to
the legation here, stating that he international
army would total 50;000 '
men on Aug. 15, at which time the real
advance on Fekin would begin. Gen.
Terauchi's dispatch stated that on the
4th, when it was forwarded, the ad
vaace oaa not yec usgun. xus was
first incomprehensible, in view of the
fact that fighting has actually occurred.
But the later statement that the international
force would total 50,000on-the
15th appearsto make elearGes. Terauchi's
meaning andto reconcile itwith
G-en. Chaffee's dispatches. The present
movement of some ' 16,000 men .
doubtless is viewed in the ?
reconnaissance in force, the main movement
of the army of 50,000 to follow
on the 15th. This makes clear the
meaning of Gen. Chaffee's diroateh
that Yang Tsnn was the objective
point Tiie war department liere has
been considerably puzzled over this
statement of an objective. point, far
short of Pekin. It wonld appear, how- > ^
ever, from Gren, Terauchi's dispatch
that the first force of 16,000 men having
opened up communications to Yang
Tsun, brought forward supplies and established
this advance case, the way
would then be clear for the advance of
the larger force on the 15th. The cap-'
cure of Yang Tsun is therefore aa important
strategic branch of the fast
maturing military plans. The place is
about 18 miles beyond Tien Tsin and
iittle less than quarter of the way to
Pekin. :M >\
Aside from the military developments
of the day the diplomatic aspect of (he
crisis was made more clear by the publication
of the demand made by the
United States on the imperial government
of China and transmitted to Minister
Wu last evening.
REPUBLICAN LEADERS SCORED/
. r*Mark
Hanna and Others Art Making
jrrantic uaiit.
Those weak-kneed Democrats who
think it is all over but the shouting, . - Sgl
and that McKinley is already as good
as elected, do not get their inspiration
from their reading of leading Republican
newspapers. If they are confident
of victory, they are carefully keeping / '
their confidence in the background.
All along the line they are declaring
A IIAAAOai^lT P AVkTlVkll/IHfl
ciig ucug?ivjr ivi x?^uvuv?u
and even Mark Hanna is calling on the
party to "awakel" The New York
Mail and Express, one of the staunoh- - .> ^
est and most partisan of Republican
organs, declares to its readers thus:
"Wake upl There is work to be *
done. The enemy, boastful, aggressive
and stealthful, are already advancing
their lines. They see a chance to win,
not because of any strength or merit of
their own, but through apathy, indifo
n/^ ATTAv/i/\n^^on/ta An T>aff.
igiguvo auu vrwivvuuuvuw vm ??*w
of the Republicans.
''Wake up, everybody! Let us understand
that we have a hard fight on
hand?a fight with an opposition which
is compact, ambitious, supplied with
unlimited fands and resolved to win
by fair means or foul. If the Republicans
are to succeed in the coming battle
it must be through an immediate
awakening of party spirit, party loyalty
and party courage in behalf of living
issues."
That is the sort of exortation that
is beiEg passed along the Republican
lines. It may be the part of eood poli
* ? il . ^
tics to run a scared lace au cue ume?
but it is well enough for some Democrats
to see that the Republicans recognize
that they have a big fight on
hand, and are by no means counting
on a walkover. Let Democrats awake
and go into the fight with the pluck
and confidence worthy of their great
learter ?Anfrnsta flhmmfile.
Death from a Slight Wound.
A dispatch from Bock Hill says Mr.
S. Augustus Matthews, whose accidental
pinching of the skin between the
thumb and finger resulted in blood
poison, followed by the amputation of
hight arm at the shoulder joint, died
at his home in Ebenezer Thursday
morning ana was uuxieu uic mhuu u?/.
A Noble Woman. :
Amelia E. Barr, the novelist, has,
besides writing thirty-two books had
time to perfect herself as a housekeeper,
and is the mother of fourteen
children.

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