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VOL LIV= WINNSBORO. S, C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 17, 1900. NO. 17. M
BRYAN AT WORK." i
- He Makes Sixteen Speeches inas
Many llinoi3e Towns.
REPUBLICAN LIES AFLOAT.
One as to Editorial Bryan Didn't
Write; Another as to Pay for
Bryan concluded his Illinoise campaign
at Joliet on Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock. He began at Quincy at 8
o'clock and . made sixteen during the
day. The audiences were generally
large, but those at Peoria, Qaincy ard
Joliet were especially so. The meeting
at Joliet was held in the court
house grounds before an immense
crowd. The Bryan train did not arrive
until 10 o'clock. After the meeting Mr.
i5ryan lett tor unicago.
SPEAKS AT QUIXCr.
All the members of the Bryan party
were sleeping soundly when at 6.30
o'clock the train pulled into Qaincy.
They were not, however, permuted to
continue their slumbers iong, owing to
the calis of the crowd for Bryan and
the beating on the windows. Mr. Bryao
hastily donned his clothes, drank a cup
of coffee ana was escorted to a carriage
for the long drive tc Washington park,
where, notwithstanding the early hour,
there was a throng of waiting people,
many of whom had been. standing i:a
the chilly air since daylight. Mr.
Bryan spoke on the genera: issue cf j
the campaign, saying that so large a
crowd a; so early an hour of the day
indicated that the people were interestf
ed in themselves rather than in him.
Mr. Bryan referred to an eiutorial on
the pension question which appeared in
air -Omaha newspaper with which he
was formerly connected- He sa;d that
the editorial referred to was printed
long'before he was connected with the
paper. "Yet, 1 doubt tot," he said,
"that every old soldier will receive a
?a44a?i if trill Ka ofo tdA fliof. T
ACWICJL XIX TT iiAWU AW HAii l/V OtOVWU WUHH J?
am the author of the editorial."
''I have already received one," shouted
an old soldier in the crowd.
4'I am not surprised," said Mr. Bryan.
4tI know that they have misrepresented
everything that could be misrepresented.
Today they have not the least hope
of carrying this election unless they
have a bigger campaign fund than they
have ever had before, and they can coerce
every voter that can be coerced.
He paid especial attention to farmers
eayiDg that even though there had been
advance in the price of some farm products,-the
increase in price of articles
of consumption had been so much
greater as to far more than neutralize
the advance in farm commodities.
Taking up the statement that money
^ - kai n/? 1 Ann ir>
iroili tills L'UUUUJf uciug ivau? J.U I
. jhiferope, he askec: "Why don't they j
i?Pa9fiy American lands instead of sending
their &urplu3e n.or:ey abroad?" And
then replied to his own question by !
*v- saying tnat the only reply that could
be made was that the Kepublicen polioy
was reducing values. A private individual
could not put his money in
manufacturing enterprises for fear that
his concern would be sold to a trust
and that he would be squeezed out.
He declared that it is his desire to
destroy all private moncply because he
does not want to see the doors of opportunity
closed against the boys of the
"Give the bojs a chance,'' he said,
"give him an opportunity to exert his
own industry and his own ability and
mata Viis rvwn wav. for we have
the best boys in the world."
In speaking at Carthage Mr. Bryan
took coginzance of the criticisms of his
personal participation in the campaign
saying: "I have been criticised for
going Defore the people, as a presidential
candidate, and discussing the questions
before the people. According to
my understanding of politics the citizen
is the sovengn ana the office-holder
is the servant of the people and the
citizens have a right to know what the
candidates thick of public questions.
They have a right to come in contact
" with their public officials and if a candidate
ioses votes because the people
get acquaintea with him, he ought not
10 complain, for it is better to find
them out before the election than afterwards,
if he is bad. The right to participate
in the government is one of
i-i- -i -1 . *1^*
lnaiienauie nguts, a rigut i.>uu
Kepbblicans recogaizsd when Lincoln
was your leader and a right that you
never repudiated until you fell from
Lincoln down to Hacna.
'"lfyou hear tiiat I am in favor of
imperialism just because it is a good
issue to get votes, I want you to remember
that on the 14th of Jane, 1899,
when your papers said every body wanted
expansion i protested against imper"
lalism. At that time Democratic
friends told me my course would be
unpopular but my answer was that
when the Declaration of Independence
was repealed 1 would be cut of politics
snd it did not make any particular difference
about the time of my going out."
WHY KE ION X iUDJS *&??.
Mr. Bryan took occassion at Peoria
to anawer the charge that he is being
" paid for his speeches. In part he said:
''I am not as rick a man as you
would imagine from reading the Republican
papers. I find it diffcult to
reconcile their statements about my
financial condition. One time they
say I am so ambitious that I will not
make a speech unless I am paid for it.
I notice a criticism in the papers that
the people of the towns through which
nnr train nasses have contributed to
the expenses cf the train and it was suggested
that was for my benefit. I need
not tell you that I receive nothing for
miking speeches, bat, my friends, I
want you to know that when men ride
on trains they must either pay or else
the railroad companies must furnish
them with free rides. We do not want a
railroad to carry our train through the
State and therefore the State conr.nit
** tee paid about a thousand dollars for
the train for yesterday and today. We
believe it is better for people to pay
their way and to be independent than
to have corporations run them after
election. I would a great deal rather
have Republicans criticise me because
people along the road pay the expenses
for the train than to receive free rides
from the railroad companies and have
corporations run me if elected, because
they furnished the trains "
HEAD ESD COLLISION.
A Most and Thrilling Spectacle
i r\ 10 O :.l.
i;oiUmoi?, uciODer 10.?opeuiai:
Arrangements have been completed
by the fair association for Pain's grand
fireworks display during the State fair.
The ''Storming of the Taku Forts" and
a ''Head End Collissioa" between two
aerial railroad engines on three nights,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
O^t. 30th, 31st and Nov. 1st, are the
attractions offered this year. They
will take place at tbe same locality as
used formerly in tbe rear of the fair
grounds and to acoommodate the cowd
the hour na3 been set at 6:3) p. m ,
as the display will last about one hour
and a half and the railroads can easily
arrange to hold their trains until 8:30
p. m., allowing visitors to witness this
grand production and return the same
Pain's people have a reputation or
! inree continents to susiaja aou. mey
will not accept any contrac: that limits
their idea of the grand and the beautifnl.
Pain's name is a guarantee that
they wili be ail that can be obtained
out of powder and pyrotechdnics.
It has cost big m^ney to secure this
attraction and Pain says he will give
the people a display to remember.
In the stormiDg of the Taku Forts,
soldiers to represent all the allied
forces, will take part and the scene presented
is both pleasing and exciting.
Pain will give for the first time in
America a railway headend collision m
fireworks. Thi3 is said to be the most
realist-.c thicg of the kind ever attempted.
it consists or two immense locomotives,
built entirely of fireworks, and
these eDgines after operating over a
broad gauge track of about a mile,
clashing together with terrific force
and eSect?an awful explosion, but at
the same time a most beautiful scene.
Pain will send not less than 50
trained men to arrange the production
and they are expected to arrive the
latter part of this week. All will be
arranged in ample time.
It is expected that quite a large number
of the visiting zoilitia will take
part in the show, and if. possible a
?ham battle bv sight will be added.
Arrangements have been aSected to
seat ten thousand spectators and ample
accommodation will b? given by our new
vai uug ivi 4UIU&. uda^uuau^u ,
to and from tbe grounds.
A Serious FightThe,
second fatal clash between
strikers and nonunion men occured
Wednesday at Oneida colliery, Sohuylkill
county, Pa., when a coal and ,ipjL
polioeman was otioc and instantly killed
and another polioeman and a striker
were dangerously wounded. In addition
about a dozen of the employes of
the coliiery were stoned and badly injured
by the strikers. The dead man was
.Ralph Mills. George Kelly is in the
hospital with a bullet in head. Tbe
striker wounded is Joseph I/pke. The
shooting was the result of two separate
riots. The trouble began at 1 o'clook
and reached a climax when the marching
mir^s, mostly Hungarians, attacked
the met on the way to work in the
Oneida coiiiery. The re archers numbered
300 men, woman and boys.
Stones were thrown and the coal and
iron policeman, who endeavored to protect
those on the way to work, were
forced to seek shelter. No shots were
fired at this time and the marchers
disappeared. The second clash was
the result of an attempt on the part of
the company to move a train of coal
cars. The engine was surrounded by
men and women who stoned the engineer.
Superintendent Kudlick remonstrated
with the crowd but to no
Persistent attemps were made to run
the train and the men made a concerted
rush upon the guards r/ho are
said to have run. The strikers gave
chase and firing followed. It is no t
known from which side the first shot
A correspondent, who says he is a
machina drummer, and has reoantlv
traveled through Virginia, the Carolinas
and Georgia, writes the New
York Mail and Express to convey the
glad tidings that the South if for MoKinley.
He does not express an
opinion *3 to Virginia or South Carolina,
hue says: "I believe North
Carolina will give McKinley a majority
as every merchant, mill owner and
manufacturer I have seen is quietly expecting
to drop in a bollot for McKinley
Scores of new mills are being
built in thi3 section, and scores more
are being added to, and all of the new
woik is Deing Gone oy i>ortnern capital."
Neither in North Carolina nor
Any other Southern State are 50 per
cent, nor 25 per cent, ol the new mills
being built by Northern capital. The
merchants, manufacturers, etc., who
will support McKidey are subject to
about the same discount. It is strikingly
easy to bunco the g. o. p. organ
with gold briok information.
Either Would DoA
dispatch to the New York Journal
from Rome says: The anarehist
Bertilani, arrested at Milan, as a suspected
accomplice of Bresoi, has made
a confession about the anarchist plots.
At the anarchist meeting in Peterson,
N. J., seven men were selected to kill
kings and chiefs of states. One of them
was allotted to kill McKinley or Bryan
during the presidential campaign. I
don't know the name of the man assigned
to this duty. Anarchists have
killed kings and queens Now they
should kill a president of a republic to
show the world that for anarchy there
sha?l be neither monarchies nor republics.
Not DiScult to FindThe
"Christian Life." which is a religious
publication at Lynchburg, annouccss
in it3 editorial columns a need
which there should be no trouble in
filling, judging from the standpoint of
secular newspaper experience. Says
our esteemed contemporary: "We are
very desirous of securing the services
of a spirit-filled printor. If any of our
readers could put us into communication
with such a one we would be
CREATES A SCENE.
Youtsey On Trial for Murder of
! HE BECOMES HYSTERICAL
"Gobel Is Not Dead, All the Demons
in Hell Could Not
Kill Him." Ha
A dispatch from Georgetown, Ky.,
s?ys one of the most remarkable scenes
enacted in a Kentucky court oocurred
Wednesday in the trial of Henry E.
Youtsey, oharged with being a principal
in the shooting of Governor Goebel,
the defendant himself being the chief
participant. The court room vras
crowded at the time and the exoitement
was intense. D. E. Armstrong, tho
Louisville detective, had just told of his
talks with Youtsey befo-e and after his
arrest. Then Arthur Goebel was put
put on the stand and Judge Ben Williams,
who for the first time appeared
for the prosecution, did the questioning.
Arthur G-oebel said: "I talked with
Youtsey the day he was arrested late
ia the afternoon i^ the jail in Frankfort
in refereace to the murder of my
Just at this point Youtsey arose "behind
his attorneys in a loud voice and
said: "It is untrue; it is a lie; I never
spoke a word to that man in my life
nor he to me."
Colonel Crawford told him to be quiet
and sit down and others took hold of
"I will not sit down. I never said a
word to that man?it is untrue." He
was shouting by this time and every
one was becoming excited. Youtsey's
wife sprang to his side and while endeavoring
to make him sit down could
be heard saying: "Now you have killed
my husband I suppose you are satisfied."
Then Youtsey histerically shouted
''I am innocent. There is no blood
on my hands: these men are swearing
my life away."
Two or three deputies went over and
grabbed him. He struggled wildly and
said: "Lot me alone?I will not sit
down." Arthur Goebel meanwhile sat
sphinx-like in the witness ohair and
never turned his head. Finally after
Youtsev was forced into a seat he
'"Goebel is not dead?all the demons
in hell oould not kill him."
"Mr. Sheriff, if the defendant does
not behave himself put handcuffs on
. -kirn.,'' o??<i - Ju<3gu Oautiill.
Meanwhile ths audience could not be
forced to keep their seats until the
judge threatened to fine those who
stood up. Youtsey settled baok in his
chair, olo3ed his eyes and seemed in a
state of collapse. He waved his hand,
kerchief above his head in an aimless
sorb of way and groaned and cried
hysterically. Finally quiet was restored
and Judge Williams asked Arthur
Goebel another question when Colonel
rVo ocIta/3 o r aof nftnamonf r\$ f Ka
ViOTTiviu a ^VJV^vuviuvuv v*. vuu
trial until tomorrow on account of the
defendant's condition. Judge Cantrili
said he could see no cause or reason for
the defendant's outbreak, but injustice
to his attorneys he would posfcpond the
ease. Mr. Franklin said the commonwealth
had not the slightest objection
to adjourning and court adjourned.
Youtsey still occupied his chair with
his eyes closed, apparently in a half
fainting condition. After the crowd
passed out Jailer Reed and deputies
carded Youtsey to the jail as he was
unable to walk. Various reasons are
assigned for his outbreak, the first bein**
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strain of the trial caused him to become
hysterical and lose control of himself.
Another is that he really demented
as shown by hi3 remark that
Groebel was not dead. He is being attended
by physicians and relatives at
the jail and his condition is deemed
The Fertilizer Tax.
The State says Olemson college's
revenue from the inspection tax on
fertilizer will this year be more than
usual. Year before last it was $59,000.
In 1899, $63,000; and up to Oct. 1st of
this year the reoeipts since Jan. 1st had
been $65,723 40. This revenue is derived
from a tax of 25 cents per ton on
all fertilizers. As there will be some
fertilizer sold before the close of the
year for the truck farms and small
grain crops, the receipts will rua the
total still higher. Iq the spring ootton
speculators base their estimates of long
and short cotton crops upon the amount
of fertilizer tax. This year they would
have made a bad gue?s. The sales of
fertilizer indicated increased cotton
acreage and a big crop. But the crop
was blighted by the drouth, bad 'cess
Mark Twain's inability to understand
why we are killiag the Filipinos
affords the imperialist newspapers an
opportunity to explain things to him
wh(>n li? cAts there. the latter Dart of
the week. He say3 he thought our
mission was to defend them, but not to
kill them, We never knew Mark to be
so slow to take a joke. Rosevelt will
be calling him a savage, too, if he
i doesn't show more appreciation of the
newest development of American humor.?Hartford
Many Lives Lost.
According to reports from St. Pierre,
17 fishing vessels that were operating
on the Grand Banks during the gale of
September 12 are still missing, with
orews aggregating over 200 men. A
nnmVior nf nthsr vrrsrIr that h&ve arriv
ed here within the last few days have
reported the loss o? one to seven men
each. The fatality list will probably
exceed 300. Serious disaster has visited
a number of New Foundlana fishing
haroors, Baron, on the west side of
Placentia bay, alone, losing 35 men.
A Corpse Trust.
Three ^en are in jail at Chicogoin
default of $15,000 bail each on the
charge of causing the death of a young
woman to secure $12,000 life insurance
A NARKOW ESCAPE.
Fog Lifted in Time to Prevent an
Awful Tragedy. I
A speoial dispatch from Qaeenstown
to the New York Evening World says:
"The giant White Star Liner Oceanic
which arrived here today had a narrow ,
escape from shipwreck off the coast of
Ireland. While approaching the coast
and trying to pick uo the Fastnet light ,
wnat appeaieu lu uc a uaua. on
I j liftedjup ana showed iacd dead ahead.
ILc breakers could be plainly seen
crashing on the rocks, ana the vessel
touched bottom, but Capt. Cameron
immediately stopped his engines, reversed
them and backed into deep
water without the ship being injured.
It was only owing to the care of the j
captain that a terrible disaster was (
averted. The Oceanic was going (
slowly on account of the fog and trjicg ;
to pick up the land. It ^as 4 o'clock
in the morning when the fog lifted and ,
showed the land right ahead, the posi- <
tion being then between the rocks
known as the Bull, Cow and Calf and ]
Crowhead. The land was so close '
that on eaun bow could be seen a reg- <
ular cave. The stopping of the engines ,
shook up and awoke everybody.
Half a minute later the engines were (
reversed, but before the Oceanic was
stopped she struck with a grinding
grating noise. She then quickly swung i
dear. Tranquil and confident in the !
skill of the captain the women passen- i
gersinthe saloon behaved admirably, i
showing the greatest coolness in the i
presence of danger. Tne water tight j
compartments ciosed within two minutes,
on Uapi. Cameron's orders as i
soon as the danger was perceived, i
The lifeboats were cleared away ready j
for lowering with the precis; tn of clock
work and the crew were at quarters at i
WANTS0 EARS OF SOLDIERS.
Wealthy Filipino's Method of Aveng- 1
ingHis Son's Death.
Sergeants Koss I. Barton and '/Am- 1
merman, of the Forty-seventh Voiuzi- 1
teer Infantry, who have recently returned
from the Philippines to their J
homes in Whitestone, L. I., report '
that while in an engagement with the i
Filipinos at Albay, Sergeant Fowler, i
also of Whitestone, shot and killed a !
young Filipino lieutenant named Mar- 1
cus and captured his sword. Lieu- ]
tenant Marcus was a son of Marcellus 1
Marcus, a wealthy Filipino, who is <
known all over the island, and who '<
hitherto had been friendly to the Amer- <
icans, though his son was not.
The death of the son aroused the old
man to a pitoh of the graiest fury, and 1
he swore he would spend every dollar '
he owned to avenge his death, despite 1
the faot that young Marcus was killed i
in a fair fight. Barton and Zimmer- <
uiuu any tliftt?riiTtfb Ti.cn 53faTvuo H<?a
raised a troop of 3,000 and offered a re- j
ward of $100 for every left ear of every
mamber of the Forty-seventh regiment. <
This offer is said to have brought
fruit, for every American killed was '
found to have his left ear missing, and i
many Chinese and light-colored Fili- 1
pinos were found to have theirs miss- 1
ing also, which shows that the Filipinos
are not above making money out
of the old man's thirst for revenge. It 1
is stated that Marcus is treasuring a 1
string of more than one hundred ears,
not more than five of which could have i
been out from members of the Forty- 1
l seventh regiment.
sergeant bowler is a son of iur. and ;
Mrs. G-eorge 0. Fowler, of Seventeenth ;
street. He served during the Spanish- ;
American, war in Porto flico, and -on
September 15th 1899, enlisted in the
Forty-seventh. New York Volunteers, *
and-was .assigned to Company (*. Beoause
of his superior marksmanship :
and experience in the West indies he :
was appointed a sergeant of the company.
His fellow sergents say he wiil
shortly be promoted to a lieutenantoy.
Turns From McKmiey.
A large audience attended a meetiDg
Friday night at Columbus, Ohio, addressed
by Hon. Frank S. Monnett,
former attorney general of Ohio. Mr.
Monnett's speech was devoted wholly to
support Mr Bryan. Mr Monnett revied
the prosecution against various trusts,
comoinations and monopolies which he
had undertaken while attorney general
of the State, and then said:
'"We nominated a president from
Ohio who promised the people in fair
CfcJtJO VAJLCtU JLLO TT UUiU LJULC AUU
trust laws of the United States, including
the Sherman anti-trust act.
How nas he enforced it? Attorney
General John W. Griggs has under
him 7(5 district attorneys scattered
througnout the various States of the
union, tne duty of each and every one
of which is to enforce this anti-trust
act, and according to his official report,
May 29, 1900, to congress, out of 13
suits instituted, under tnis law, 3 have
been begun uncer his administration.
"Xnis is the magmficenf report of the
present national administration.
"The trusts utterly failed in defeating
the Sherman anti-trusts act; they
are completely routed by the judiciary
in tne nasi test in tne supreme court
and they have now begun the dangerous
policy of paralizing the executive arm
by means that are so palpable that tie
who runs may read and none but the
most skeptical can fail to be convinced."
In conclusion Mr. Monnett said:
"I believe that Mr. Wm. McKinley
and John Griggs, his attorney gneral
and his executive officers, have
wilfully and purposely and knowingly
paralized the executive arm of this government
for the last four years and
prevented the enforcement of the
common law and the statue law, both
criminally and civilly, against these
law violators. And the hour has now
come, the only time we will have for
the next four years as voters to legally
ana constitutionally smite mem lor
their hypocrisy and to resent this violation
of official duty.
"Wm. J. Bryan may not accomplish
all that we expect or all that we hope
for in this behalf but I believe him to
be thoroughly honest, sincere and a
determined man and while I do Dot
sgne with him in all he advocates, yet
I am forced to take one side or the
other on this great question which for
the masses is the paramount is3ue and
in the name of patriotism, for the sake
of our republic, propose to cast my vote
for that fearless, upright champion of
I the peopie, William Jennings .Bryan. J
Made by Senator Tillman Against
WcKinley and Hanna.
BAYS THEY ARE CORRUPT.
How the Republican Party Raises
Its Immense Campaign Fund
to Corrupt the
Senator Tillman has been speaking
in Illinois for the Democratic ticket.
One of the statements with which the
Senator opened wide the eyes of the
Democratic farmers of Illinois was his
isserticn that Mark Hanna had raised
52,000,000 or $3,000,000 from the armor
plate makers and was using it in
the campaign. $'I was on the naval
jommittee with William E. Chandler,"
the Senator said, "and I know some
thing of the armor plate business.
There are two concerns in the country
which make this armor plate?Carnegie
and the Bethlehem. We had a contract
on which we had been holding
them five years. We had been keeping
theia down to $300 a ton. Ihia year,
Dn the last day of the session of Congress,
Mark Hann3 took charge of it.
Fie went in and ordered his henchmen
to give authority to the Secretary of
the Navy to make a contract for armor
plate at what he saw fit. Twelve Republican
Senators who had stood with
lis before fell down and voted to give
Carnegie and Bethlehem this contract
for $17,000,000. I'll swear that Mark
Hanna, to the best of my belief and
knowledge, had an agreement with those
two firms to give him $2,000 000 or
53,000,000 for the presidential campaign.
So you see you send men to
Congress to vote for contracts which
furnish the money to buy votes with."
Some of Senator Tillman's declarations
about bribery and corruption
spcre reckiesa even beyond his usual
Freedom of speech. "There are a great
many millions of good Republicans,"
said Senator Tillman. "The only
trouble with them is they are wrong up
here." The Senator tapped his forebead.
"I can say equally," he continued,
"that some of our Democrats
ire wrong up here. lite Senator
tapped his dome again. The crowd
laughed and waited for the application.
"I wish to say of the 15,000,000 voters
who will march to the polls in November
14,000,000 are so narrow and partisan
they would see you in hades before
they would vote for the party
Dther than the one they belong to.
rhey 's'.'s Republicans and .Democrats
because they were born so. There are
7,000,000 such Republicans. There
ire 7,000,000 of such Democrats.
Therefore, I am making my appeals to
the independent voters, to those with
sufficient intelligence to vote for what
they believe to be the best interests of
the country. I want to make an appeal
to the independent voter, because his
vote, even if he votes for a dollar a day,
counts for just ins much as the vote of
John D. Rockefeller; that is if John
D. Rockefeller's millions can't find
some infernal scoundrels among these
dollar-a-day fellows to buy.
"No stream can rise highsr than its
source," the Senator went on oracularly,
after -his astonishing left-handed lick
at the dollar-a-day man, and began to
talk of corruption in Congress. "I
wish you could see those fellows who
sell themselves in Congress as I have
seen them. I have not seen the money
actually passed, but if I had been on a
jury and had had the evidence before
me as I saw it I would have found them
Senator Tillman quoted from President
McKinley's letter of acceptance
the passage declaring tho duty imposed
by honor toward the Philippines.
"That means," said the Senator, "that
President will rely upon Mark Hanna's
money to buy enough votes to enslave
you and your children forever." This
was the Senator's starter on the subT?>r?t
of irnnerialism. He proceeded:
"Douglas and Lincoln went np and
down this State. Douglas contended
that when wi said government derived
its just powers from the consent of the
governed it was intended to leave out
the niggers. . Lincoln said it was the
other way. The North arose en mat so
in 1S60 and sided with Lincoln's views.
And now you's got 10,000,000 niggers
down South to projick on, to exercise
yot:r ingenuity on. But you are turning
them over to us to shoot and kill.
How will you old soldiers, who marched
through South Carolina, and didn't
leave anything but the chimneys standing,
answer the Confederates you killed
when you meet them up yonder, and
they ask you, Well, Johnny, how .are
things? You'll have to say the Republican
party now says Douglas was
right and Lincoln was wrong. Youv's
got to go to God pretty soon and answer
for your votes.
His Dignity Hurt.
The Washigton papers say that "W.
E. Willis, a constituent of Senator
McLaurin of South Carolina" complaias
to the state department that he
was subjected to the indignity of being
searched by a Turkish officer at Constantinople,
and he wants satisfaction
to his wonded American dignity. The
department thinks Mr. Willis has no
good ground of complaint as the Turkish
government was only exercising a
To Capture New York.
Over 700 meetings, with double that
number of speeches, have been arranged
by the Republican State committee for
the last four weeks of the campaign in
New York, in addition to the two flying
trip3 through the State by Gov. Roosevelt
and Chauncey M. Dapew, during
which speeches will be made at over
Figures It OutIf
the total revenue from the PhilinmnoQ
ar<* AOO 000 a vear_ and the
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expenses of keeping a few miles around
Manila in subjection are $100,000,000
a year, what will the profits be when
the whole island is subdued and a
standing army of 100,000 will be a permanent
A HANDSOME INCREASE
In the Taxable Property in this State
in the Last Year
The State of South Carolina is going
to shew up handsomely this year in the
matter of its taxable property. The increase
over last year is to be noteworthy.
Thus far it has been impossible
to get at the figures for the personal
property of the State, but thofe
f<~r the real estate and the railroad
nrr&nertv hava hpen nhtfiJrxx} Thooo
figures snow a most marked increase
for this year as oompared to last year.
In railroad property alone there has
been aD increase of nearly three million
dollars?$2,891,595, and Dirlington has
more of it than any other single county, j
Orangebury and Richland oome next. |
So far as real estate is concerned there j
has been an increase of $1,067,636. j
The total increase in these two classes ;
of property amounts to the handsome
figure of $3,959,231.
The following is the statement of the
valuation of railroad property by counlies
for this year, last year's valuation
being $24 880 378:
Abbeville ... $ 732 213
Barnwell 1.139 235
Berkeley 9i4 060
Edgefield 414 550
Lancaster 238 850
The statement by counties of the real
estate is, as given again $101,070,141
for last year:
Abbeville $ 2.695,585
Aiken *v 4,062 500
Barnwell 2,576 375
Beaufort 1,934 415
Chester 2,208 025
Darlington 2,27 L, 525
Kershaw 1 871.205
NawhffTTv. 2 880.930
He Did Not DieA
dispatch from Charlotte, N. C.
says that the noted murderer, who was
twice hanged ten days ago at Clinton,
N. C., without breaking his neck and
who was pronounced dead from strangulation,
was resuscitated by his relatives,
and is now in a Virginia hospital
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recovery. A lawyer of Clinton is
quoted as saying that after Kinsaul's
body was turned over to his relatives
ank taken some miles into the country
for interment signs of life were noticed
and after wrapping the body in wet
blankets and applying restoratives, the
murderer regained consciousness and
was laser taken to the hospital.
Senator J. K. Jones, chairman of
the National Dc-nncratic committee,
said Wednesay: ' I intend to address
a letter to the Democratic clubs all
over the country requesting them to
give me the proof in all instances that
come within their knowledge of employers
undertaking to coerce or intimidate
employes. I have now some
men in Ohio for the purpose ol ascertaining
the conditions there and I have
instructed them to report carefully
what facts they have'discovered. Oar
people are thoroughly aroused to the
danger in this directien and are determined
to have an honest election."
Says He Will Suicide.
The Columbia Record says the police
took charge of an old white man Wednesday
who seemed to be very much
troubled. The man was intoxicated,
and he told an officer that he would
commit suicide. He said he had nothing
to live for, and he begged for a pistol
that he might take his life. Later,
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ed the statement that he would take
his life, adding that he would be dead
within one week's time. The old gentleman
is over sixty years of age, and
he has lived a quiet life up to this
A STRANGE CASE.
Husband Kills Wife and Sues for Life
A suit to recover insurance on the
life of his wife, whom he killed on De
cember 31, 1893, has been commenced
in Philadelphia by Professor Swithin
C. Shortledge, who is now residing at
Kennett Square in Chester county.
The suit, which is to recover the sum
of $7 022 from the Providence Life and
and trust company, is one of the most
remarkable in the history of life insurance.
The tragedy which ended the life of
Mr&. Shortledge was enacted in Media
on a New Year's eve and caused a great
sensation. Several years before that
date Professor Shortledge had come to
Media with his wife and family and
established what was known as the
Media academy for young men. For
several years the venture was successful,
the school having a high class
patronage. Then Mrs. Shortledge
In November, 1896, Professor Shortledge
married Miss Marie Dixon Jones.
Shoitlv after his second marriaze the
professor began to act etraogels. Oa
the night of the killing, six weeks after
the marriage, Professor Shortledge invited
his wifo to go out with him for
a walk. A short distance from the
house he shot her through the heart
and then attempted suicide, but was
disarmed by a neighbor.
In the trial which followed the professor
was acquitted on the ground of
insanity and was confined in an asylum
until a year ago. There is no case of a
parrellel nature in the insurance annals
of this state.
Tragedy at Wilson.
The news of a shocking tragedy that
occured at Wilson, N. C* yesterday
afternoon was brought ?.o Florence lssfc
night by passengers on train 23 As
this train was leaving Wilson it surprised
a team on the track, in a deep
cut at a crossing, hurliDg the horse and
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driver instantly. The horse died a few
minutes after the accident. The driver
was Mr. W. B. Edwards, a farmer
said to be over seventy years old. It is
thought that he did not hear the crushing
of the train until too late to draw
his horse back and save himself. He had
driven down into the cut and his team
was on the traok. The large engine
pulling the passenger caught the team
squarely. The train was going at full
speed and man and horse were hurled
some 'thirty feet into the air. The
buggy was broken into atoms, part ct' it
adhering to the engine. There were
many bruises on Mr. Edward's body,
but his death resulted from fracture of
the skull. Engineer John M. Donlsn,
Capt. G-. W. Gruber and fireman Davis
constituting the train crew brought the
train on to Florence. They were orderfn-r
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the inquest and left last night on train
32. ?Florence Times.
Alfcgeld, after a six weeks
stumping tour of the middle west' said
in New York: "We have discovered,
a plot engineered by Mark Hanna and
other Republican campaign managers
to buy up the eleotion officers in the
doubtful states?particularly in Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Despite
this conspiracy and despite the raising
of from $25,000,000 to $30,000,000 to
carry it into effect, I sincerely believe
that Bryan and Stevenson will sweep
the country, and that McKinley will
lose his own states of Ohio, by at least
50,000 plurality. In the west the McKinley-Hanna
managers are seeking to
bribe eleotion offioers to falsify the
returns. You will recall that in 1896
there were returned from the state of
Ohio over 74,00C more votes than there
were males of twenty-one years of age
and over. That's how Bryan was robbed
of Ohio four years ago. Bat he will
not be robbed this year. The Demo
cratic national and state committees
are on watch, and they will see to it
that there is an honest ballot and a fair
count there and elsewhere, regardless
of the huge corruption fund collected
by Mark Kanna and his agents."
Found a Pot cf Gold.
The Yorkville correspondent of The
State says: A negro man was in town
yesterday showing some old English
gold coins that he had found on the
premises of Mr. R. L. "Wallace in the*
King's creek section, nine miles west
of this place. The negro had built a
hog pen on hi3 lot, and the hog in "root
ing aronnd" unearthed an old iron pot,
and under it was a lot of gold coins
which had been buried there. It was
not known how much the man got, but
it is supposed he made a pretty good
find. Mr. Wallace was here with him,
but had the man "coached" in regard
to keeping his mouth shut. The coins
were all sold and of Enclish make.
They ranged in size from a five-dollar
piece to a $20. Undaubtedly this
money was buried during the Revolutionary
war, as the dates on them were
of a number of years previous to that
war. It is thought that perhaps Maj
Ferguson buried them on the way to
King's mountain, as this point is about
on a line with his route to that battle
It Looks That Way.
The Philadelphia Times, which was
opposed-to Bryan in 1S96, but which
is now doing great work for the Democratic
ticket, declares there is going to
be a landslide to Bryan, and predicts
his election by 307 electoral votes.
New York, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas,
California, Maryland, Delaware, and
New Jersey, are sll given to Baryan by
the Times, and McKinley is allowed
only eigbty-oddsare votes. This looks
overenthusiastio to many people, but it
is more apt to happen, in our opinion,
than Bryan's election by a few votes.
We have never thought that it would
be a close election, but have believed
there would be a slump in one direction
or the other, nearly ail tiie dou&tlui
states goiDg to one candidate. It looks
now like the tide is setting toward
A Gentle Hint"You
will find religion everywhere
in nature," said the Rev. Dr. Speakmore.
"There are even sermons in
stonet." "Yes, and have you noticed,"
replied the long-suffering member of
the congregation, "that the most precious
stones are small, and that they
have to be cut before they bacome ineresting?"
A TIDAL WAVE
Will Sweep Bryan Into ihe White ,, ^
FEW STATES FOR McKINLEY.
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This is the Claim Made by the
National Democratic Executive
1" or tne nrst ume in lima o&iupaigii,
says a dispatch to the Philadelphia
Times from Chicago, dated Wednesday,
the Democrats have broken the rule
they had established and have given
out an estimate upon the eleotion by <
States. Vice Chairman J. Q-. Johnson
of the Democratic national executivo
committe reached Chicago this morning
and gave out the following table,
givicg Bryan 326 electoral votes, McKinley
only 88 and doubtful 33. /
Th#> tahlfi. as urenared by Vice Chair
re an Johnson, is as follows:
Bryan, Kinley, ful,
Alabama 11 ? ?
Arkansas 8 ? ?
California 9 . ? ?
Colorado 4 ? ?
Connecticut... 6' ? ?
Delaware 3 ? ?
Florida 4 ? ?
Georgia 13 ? ?
Idaho 3 ? ?
Illinoise 24 ? ?
Indiana ; 15 ? ?
Iowa ? 13 ?
Kansas 10 ? ?
Kentucky 13 ? ?
Louisiana 8 ? ?
Maine ? 6 ?
Maryland 8 ? ?
Massachusetts . ? 15 ?
Michigan .... ? ? 14
Minnesota ? ? 9
Mississippi ? 9 ? ?
Missouri 15 ? ?
Montana 3 ? ?
New Hampshire ? 4 ?
New Jersey ... ? ? 10
New York 36 ? ?
Nevada 3 ? ?
Nebraska 8 ? ?
North Carolina. 11 ? ?
North Dakota 3 ? ?
Ohio 23 ? ?
Orezon 4 .? ?
Pennsylvania .. ? 32 - ?
Rhode Island.. ? 4 ?
South Carolina .9 ? ?
South Dakota.. 4 ? ?
Tennessee 12 ? ?
Texas 15 ? ?
Utah. 3 ? ?
Vermont__,..... ? 4 ? .
Virginia 12 ? ? ^1
Washington ... 4 ? ?
West Virginia.. 6 ? ?
Wisconsin 12 ? ?
Wvomine 3 ? ?
Total 326 88 33
"The figures which I gave out," exclaimed
Vice Chairman Johnson, "are
based not only npon the most reliable
icformatien which our committee has
from every State in the Union, but also
upon this further remarkable fact:
"Everybody knows that it was the
gold Democretic vote of this country
which elected McKiniey four years ago.
It is equally well known now that at
least 90 per cent of that vote will go
for Bryan this fall. The G-ermnn vote
was almost unanimously against Bryan
in 1896, while this year we have trustworthy
information that leads us to believe
that fully 80 per cent of the German
vote in the pivotal States will be
oast for Bryan. This statement is
true not alone of the G-ermans but of
other distinctively foreign classes of
voters. The great body of the organized
labor vote which was induced to
support McKinley four years ago will
be nearly solid for the Democratic
ticket next month."
The cases of the United States
against the States of North Carolina,
South Carolina, Florida and Louisiana
were dismissed Wednesday by the United
States Supreme Court in accordance
with the decision of congress in these
cases during the last session. They
involve certain funds.due the United
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The claims were adjasted in the settlement
following the State expenditures
on account of the Spanish-American
war, and the action of the court today
was merely^formal in clearing the cases
from the record.
That usnally level-headed and conservative
paper, the Public Ledger,
Philadelphia, in an editorial articles on
the presidential outlook from the Republican
ppint of view says: "Special
attention should be given to Ohio,
Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, West Virginia,
Maryland and Delaware as among
the contested or doubtful States which
may turn the scale one way^ or the
ojher." Indiana has been claimed by
both parties for sme time, but is Ohio
The great corporations and trusts are
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"there will be no work" if Bryan is
elected?which means, if it means anything,
that' these concerns own a big
portion of the world and the government
as well- Four more years of
McKinleyism will about complete their
title and possession ] and then Chey
can say to the working man: Get off
the earth, you miserable trespasser.
In a Bad Fix.
Galveston is confronted by a serious
problem. The city is virtually bank
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maintain the municipal government,
and something must be done if the city
is to be saved, and done quickly. The
calling of a special session of the legislature
to appropriate $100,000 to
carry on the city government is advocated.
Made a Slip.
Teddy Jtlooseveit slipped ms trolley
the other day when ne attributed to
Daniel Webster a remark that wu
made by John C. Calhoun. And there
was only one man in his audience to
catch the error.