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WHAT SENATOR* TILLMAN 9AIP.
f?y? Hi? litt*f to Mr, Bryant Expresses th?
9 intiment et Southern Wnite People.
To tho Editor of the News and
Courier: I have just seen your edi
torial, "Seuator Tillman and Hie
Critics," and am induoed to ask you
to publish in full the letter I wrote
to Wilbur Fe Bryant, of Lincoln,
Neb., a abort while ago, a copy of
whioh I enclose.
My wish ia to let your readers see
just what I ?aid and 1 shall be glad
to have any one challenge any state
ment of facts or show wherein I have
expressed any opinion in that letter
that is not held by ninety per oent
of Southern-bom white men and
women. I have oonoluded long
^^gmco, ae shown by my speoohos in
Qraho Senate and elsewhere, that we
Southerners had just as well call
things by their names and let th?
North know our real feelings and
purposes. Hypocrisy and oant have
had their day and so far as I am con
cerned 1 will none of them. I maj
not be a fair representative of South
ern thought and feeling, but if J
speak the "truth and nothing but th<
truth" ny discretion may be doublet
ov deni?d, but my honesty shook
not be oa?od in question, and it is ai
open question whether my mothot
of treating the raoe problem is no
the right one.
As for the Richmond News-Leade
i and its venom, I hare not soon wba
it had to say, but your readers ma;
reoall that one of its editors used t
run the Greenville (8. C.) News am
that may explain its attitude towan
Again I challenge anyone to dh
puto the attitude and reasoning c
the letter to Mr. Bryant and t
B. R. Tillman.
Trenton, S. C., September 20.
Tho following is Senator Tillman1
letter to Mr. Bryant :
. Trenton, S. C., August 80, ltM
y r-WilburF. Bryant, Esq., Lincoln
Dear Sir: I have your letter <
August 10. As you addressed rae ?
a Democrat, I presume your inquirh
are made in good faith, and I then
fore take the trouble to answer yo
at some length, not as fully, howeve
as I would like.
The act of the mob at Statesbor
" ^ ia to be deplored, but more d
plorable is the faot that a who
family of white people have bc(
butobered, stamped out, by the tv
fiende who were burned and the
accomplices. The more deplorab
still ia the condition in the Southei
States whioh makes such things po
sible and* whioh promises to mal
them of more frequeut occurrence
the fut.'ire. Mob violenoe is gettii
to be only too common in this oou
try, but I think the burning of t\
confessed murderers and condemn
criminals in Georgia will not jeopar
ize the republic one-thousandth pt
as ronoh as the aotion of the mob
Colorado which bas recently bo
trying and condemning men a
exiling them, and doing this, t<
outside of the forms of law.
Mobs are bad, but thoy are e
dence of a spirit of liberty. Th?
was a mob in Boston once whi
boarded a vessel and threw some I
into tho water in resistance to
tyrannioal tax. A mob in Pa
^.stormed the Bastile and aftorwa
sB^aptured the French King in
Wkoe. We never hear of a mob
il Ha> "''lc88 they are doing 1
BLof religious fanatios, as \
?rated in the massacre of Je
B) Southern people are o
?l HRM*l>y a con(^t*?n 8u(,i'118
Wfo?f existed in the history of
with tp. Two raoes, one of whioh
of thai slave to th? other, are living
- i,htl\Q same country and under the 1
they aro entirely equal and entit
to all the rights and privileges
oitizena. There are 785,000 negr
in South Carolina and only 650,'
white people. For eight long, <
mal years these ignorant and deba
?egroea governed, if the word oar
applied to suoh rule as we had, ?
then tho white minority threw
the yoke. We did it because
had ceased to be worth living on
terms and conditions whioh exis
"from '63 to '70.
From necessity we used foroe
fraud to overcome the majority. '
negroes were backed by the Un
States Government and the gi
Republican party. The whites
nothing but the memory of a ci
Kation coming down to thom from a
thousand years of Anglo-Saxon
manhood. We usad our brains and
managed to liberate ourselves from a
condition that was ho poleas and un
endurable. We have re-established
law aud order aa far as praotioable
and are endeavoring to preserve our
civilization. The negroes have the
?Li?uiv? y o? eight years cf licenses
and, inspired by the actions and ut
terances of President Roosevelt, they
have given evideuoe only too plainly
of a hope and belief that there time
will come again. Raoe antagonism
and hatred grow apace.
The whites are resolved to govern
at whatever cost beoause experience
baa shown that any other course
means ruin. The criminal class among
the negroes increases at a fearful rate
and unless the Northern people oan
be made to understand that negro
equality is something that will not be
tolerated and that no power in the
world can force it upon us, a raoe
war is inevitable, with the result that
the negroes will be exterminated.
History is full of instances where
white men have governed white men
ruthlessly. There are objeot lessons
in plenty throughout the world to
day of the fact that the races are not
equal, cannot be made so either by
law or constitution, and that the
white man governs wherever he is in
contact with any of the odored
races. Sentimental ideas and feel
ings will not aettlo this question. The
white people of the South are on top
and intend to stay there. White men
of the North would do likewise un
der similar oiroumstanoes. Inter
meddling with our looal conditions,
such as ia threatened by th? Repub
lican party, only aggravates the al
ready strained relations between the
raoes, and while there may be a bad
state of affairs existing, by the aots
of violence by the blacks against
the whites, and the whites against
the blacks in retaliation, it is
useless to say that the Re
public is in danger thereby. The
Northern people oan help us if they
will, by sympathy and co-operation,
but they have got to unlearn many of
the ideas which have como to them
in the last forty years, and most of
all they must realiee that the negroes
j will be put down and held down with
a bloody hand regardless of cons?
If the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
amendments were repealed and the
idea that an eduoated negro is fit to
govern white men abandoned, the
negroes would soon cease to provoke
the superior race and .such aots of
blood and violenoe as the Statesboro
tragedy would be things of the past.
With the Republican party standing
for equality and demanding the pun
ishment of Southern whites because
they do not submit to negro domina
tion, tho antagonism of the raoes will
grow, and suoh deeds as that at
Statesboro will be more frequent
We are between tho devil and the
deep sea, but will proteotour women
and we will stand by the prinoipleB
and form of government of our
fathers. B. R. Tillman.
Bens the *hfl KM You Have Always Bought
Daring July there was a total of*
57,949 immigrants landed at the
ports of the United States, of whioh
number-882 were debarred for vari
ous causes. Of the debarments 116
were contract laborers and 592
paupers or perhaps liable to beoome
public charges. Of those sent back,
147 were afflicted with contagious
diseases and 78 were deported for
various causes after having been
A REAL CURE FOR
It has recently been discovered that
the germs that produce Malaria, breed
and multiply in the intestines and from
there spread throughout the system
by means of the blood. This fact ex
plains why Malaria is hard to cure by
the old method of treatment. Quinine,
Iron, etc., stimulate the nerves, and
build up the blood, hut do not destroy
the germs that cause the disease.
Rydale's Tonic has a specific effect
upon the intestines and bowels, freeing
them from all disease breeding mi
crobes. It also kills the germs that
infest the veins and arteries. It drives
from the blood all poisonous matter
and makes it rich and healthy,
RYDALE'S TONIC is a blood
builder, a nerve restorer, and a Malaria
destroyer. Try it, lt will not disap
FOR BALK BY
WALHALLA DRUG COMPANY.
Thieves Printed Monthly Puper.
New York, September 22.-Much
amusement has boon caused by the
publication of "An Open Confession"
by the editor of a monthly paper,
posing as a finanoial authority. The
periodical has been freely circulated
outside of New York since June,
and in July was dobarrod from the
mails. Post office inspectors were
unable to find the place of publica
tion or to learn who was responsible
for the paper. The business address
was found to be a livery stable in
Washington, and the paper is sup
posed to have been printed here.
In the confession the editor says
that after having held his position
three months, and being about to re
tire, his conscience impels him to
state : ,
"I have been in charge of this pub
lication in the interest of one of the
most desperate gangs of swindlers
and thieves that has ever infested
any country. Outside of this state
ment, no word of truth has ever ap
peared in these columns. Upright
and honest business men, as well as
straight-for ward and prosperous cor
porations, have been maliciously at
tacked with the sole idea that money
might be influenced from them . to
the coffers o.f the gang that has given
"Some of those who have been
attacked have been ruined thereby,
and many thousands of dollars have
been lost by small investors as a
The editor, further deolares the
firms he recommended were fraudu
lent, and that oountry people were
thereby defrauded of thousands of
N O TI C ? .
1WANT EVERY MAN AND WOMAN in the
Unit-:d States interested In the eure of the
Opium or Whiskey Habit, elthor for themselves
or friends, to have one of my books on theso dis
eases. Address Br. W. Ht. WOOLLBY, Box
SOT, Atlanta, Ga., and ono will be sent you free.
Eats Nothing But Grass.
An old man moro than six feet tall,
wearing a gray oassimore waistcoat
and trousers and a black doeskin cut
taway coat, came into The World
office last night and said he bad some
news of interest for the human race.
He bore in one hand a white paper
collar-box, whioh he oarried as gently
as though it contained a stick of
dynamite. Looking earnestly at the
reporter through his gold rimmed
spectacles he lifted the lid from the
box and proudly exhibited the con
tents-common green grass.
"See me eat it," he said, as he
gravely took a bunch and stuffed it
into his mouth. Chewing the grass
slowly, with evident delight, smiling
all the while as well as he oould with
his month so full, the old man said :
"I am Frank E. Taylor, seventy
two years of age, and I live at Fifty
first street and Fifth avenue, Brook
lyn. For five weeks I have been liv
ing on grass, which I gather daily in
Sunset Park, near my home. For
eight years I was afflicted with gas
tritis. For days at a time I oould
take no food. I fell away from 206
pounds to 160 pounds. Then I be
gan to eat green grass. In five weeks
I have gained ten pounds-and see !"
So saying, the old man unlimbered
his long arms and began to beat his
chest and stomach with all his might.
The noise of. his blows was like the
drubbing oi a drum.
"Don't hurt me a bit," he gasped.
"Before I took to grass my stomach
was so tender I couldn't touoh it
without oausing | ain."
"I intend to live this winter on
clover," continued Mr. Taylor, put
ting another bunch of grass in his
mouth. He ohewed it for a time,
slowly and solemnly. "I have jost
ordered from roy f ?rm at Brentwood,
New Hampshire, 200 pounds of red
and white olover upon whioh I pur
pose to subsist until spring.
"I eat nothing but grass, except
that onoe in a while I nibble a. orust
of dry bread. All I drink is water.
"I got gastritis by bolting my
meals. For twenty-five years ? was
superintendent of the plaster factory
of Wortherspoon Bros., and I built
their plant at Ravenswood.
"If John D. Rockefeller will eat
grass he will beoome a new man."
So saying, Mr. Taylor politely
passed 'out, oarrying away a few
blades of grass in his noat little ool
lar-box.-New York World, Septem
Be?T th? the Kind You Haw Always Bought
I .1 111
I have four
that must be sol
save $10 to $?E
$7.50 on a Wag?
get it. Every tl
sented. Call an
T. fl. Ur
The Church Whiskey Shop.
"The ( 'lunch of God has been in
sulted/' declared Rev. A. R. Hoi
derby, D. D., pastor of the Moore
Memorial Presbyterian church, re
cently during the course of his ser
mon, while speaking of the dedica
tion of the Subway tavern, at the
corner of Bleeoker and Mulberry
streets, New York, by Bishop Henry
C. Potter, of the Episcopal ohuroh.
He ' has given his great influence to
the devil and has dealt a blow to the
whole churob," said the pastor.
Dr. Holderby dwelt at some length
with the dedication of the "temper
ance Saloon" in Now York City. He
said in part :
"Bishop Potter bas made a great
mistake. He may be honest in his
convictions, but he has not only
dealt a severe blow to the cause of
temperance, but he has damaged the
cause of Christ. Prom the news
paper reports it appears that this
distinguished representative of the
Episcopal Church not only endorses
the whiskey saloon, but makes the
saloon an adjunct to the ohuroh.
"He proposes, it seems, to run and
to regulate his saloon upon the high
moral plane of the ohuroh. Has
there ever been a more high-handed
outrage perpetrated against the
church than this wicked scheme of
making the whiskey saloon an ad
junct of the church of God?
"Of all the evil forces with which
the ohuroh has to contend, the liquor
traffic is the most formidable, and
yet here is a Christian minister en
dorsing and encouraging the whiskey
saloon and proposing to run the busi
ness under the auspices of the church.
"Bishop Potter's act is inexcusable
and unwarrantable. He has given
bis great influence to the devil and
bas dealt a blow to the whole ohuroh.
"This Boheme means a victory to
the cause of the liquor traffic and it
will be hailed with joy by ?very
?saloon man and every drunkard in
I the country.
"The ohuroh of God has been in
suited and Christ has been wounded
in the house of his friends. A saloon
opened with prayer! What blas
phemy! The next thing we may
expeot to see will be a turf exchange
and a faro bank attachment to the
ohuroh. Why not? These institu
tions of the devil would be as appro
priate adjuncts to the church as
Bishop Potter's saloon.
"The church may well hang ber
bead in shame and even the devil
may afford to blush."
FOR TORPBD LIVER.
A torpid liver deranges the whole
system, and produces
Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Rheu
matism, Sallow Skin and Piles .
There ls no better remfcdy for these
common diseases than DR. TUTT'S
LIVER PILLS, as a trial will prove.
Take No Substitute*
car loads of Buggi
d at once. See me
> on a Buggy or
an, and if you wail
tiing must prove
d see me.
?, Mules and
The Cost ol Colton.
Farmers and cotton experts do not
know what the cost of producing
cotton is. The quality of the land,
the seasons and the oost of labor are
the important factors of the problem.
A farmer might make cotton one
year at a cost of 5 cents a pound
and the next year it will oost 7 oente.
To get at the real cost vtie rent ol
land should be counted in with other
expenses. Very little cotton is made
on that plan. The ordinary farmer
takes no account of rent *nnd labor
of himself and children. Th? way
to get at the cost of producing a
pound of cotton is to count the cost
of every thing. Take 60 acres ^as a
two-horse farm. One band wonld
have to be hired the year round. A
second hand would be necessary five
months. The account would stand
this way :
Rent of 00 acres at $3.$180
1 hand 12 months. 150
1 hand 5 montliB. 00
Hoeing w acres. 90
120 bushels planting Beed. SC
Fertilizer $3 an acre. 180
Uso and feed of 2 mules. 176
Use of implements.A . 2G
Pioking 48,000 pounds. 102
Giuning 82 bales. 48
The yield in this oase is esti
mated at 800 pounds to the acre.
The cost will be 7 cents a pound. Ii
the yield should go above 800 pounds
then the cost per. pound would be
less. Counting the seed at $16 a tou
and the cotton at 10 couts the net
gain would be $720, or $12 an aore. Ii
the land should make only 600 pounds
seed cotton to the aore the cost
would be a fraotion over 10 cente
and ten tons of seed would bo thc
only net profit.-Carolina Spartan.
Doctors Could Not Help Her.
"I had kidney trouble for years,'
writes Mrs. Raymond Conner, of Shelton
Wash., "and the dootors oould not heit
me. I tried Foley's Kidney Cure, anc
the very first dose gave me relief and 1
am now oured. I oannot say too rouol
for Foloy's Kidney Cure." Sold by J
W. Bell, Walhalla; W. J. Lunney, Seneca
Why They Were 8!?!ers-in-Uw.
The negro is sometimes a good
deal mixed regarding relationships,
as the following incident illustrates
A lady had a negro cook whe
must have been 70 years old, bul
who, in spite of her years, was "fine
in the business" when it carno tc
cooeing. Another colored woman
of advanced years was in the habit
of coming to see the cook, and one
day the lady said :
"Dinah, who is that old colored wo
man I sometimes find in the kltohex
with you ?
"Dat ole 'oman, missus ? Ob, she's
jess a relationship of mine."
"What kind of a relationship
"Well, she's-she's-well, I guesi
she is ray sistah-in-law."
"You guens that she is your sister*
"Yon guess that she is your sister
in-law ? Don't you know ?"
Well, I reokon I does. I rookoc
she's my sistah-in-law, you see, w?
ibofe had de same husban' befo' dc
! wah. Dat's how conic she's my sis
1 ? "? ?1 i.I
Les and Wagons
i if you want to
Carriage, $5 to
t TIME you can
to be as repre
Must derve Lite Sontenco.
Ben Bennett, white, who killed his
wife in Hampton county a month or
more ago, has been captured in
Savannah. It wai claimed that the
killing was accidental, and Bennett
was released by the coroner. He
had been previously oonvioted of
murder and had sorved par*-, of a life
sentence in the penitentiary. He
was pardoned on condition that he
leave the State never to return, and
he went to Georgia. He paid fre
quent visits to bis wife, in this State,
however, aud on the last trip killed
her, olaiming that in the darkness he
thought he was shooting at a burglar
in the house. After being released
he left the State, but Governor Hey
ward immediately took steps to have
him rearrested. Sheriff Lightsey
was also active in pursuit of the
oriminal, and he telegraphed from
Savannah the other day that "H. W.
Jenkins has Bennett looked up."
Who Jenkins is the Governor does
not know, but he wired the sheriff to
bring Bennett to the penitentiary.
Having violated the terms of the
pardon granted by Governor Mc
sweeney, he will now* have to serve
out a life sentence, whioh was im
posed for the murder for whioh he
C. Y. Daniel, of Royston, Ga., waa
shot and fatally injured by John
Ware, colored, last week. Mr,
Daniel was with a party of bailiffs
who had gone to arrest Ware under
a peaoe warrant. Ware surrendered
and gave up his shot gun. The offi
cers had oarried him about one mile.
At this point Ware fired two shots
I from a thirty-two oalibre revolver.
Ono shot took effect, entering the
abdomen and passing through the
right kidney and lodging under the
skin. There is little or no hope for
Daniel's recovery The party waa
overtaken by a mob of masked men,
about four miles of Gainesville,
who overpowered the officers and
took Ware about fifty yards and
hung him by the neck to a small
hickory tree. The only words Ware
spoke were to the effeot that if he
had lived he would havh killed six
prominent men of Franklin county.
-There will be a memorial servioe at
Hopewell Baptist church on the first
Sunday in October next Rev. W. W.
Abbott will preach Walter Mills' funeral
and O. h. Abbott will oonduot an all day
singing. Proaohing will begin at 11.30
a. m. and the Lord's Supper served
after preaching. O. R. D. Burns will be
there and speak in the afternoon. Prof.
Duf Weauis and others will be present.
New Fall Catalog
Issued August 1st, Is the most
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of its kiud Issued in America. It
tells all about both
-*- fcVI AAA *?AAV? N^MIMV**
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. RICHMOND, y VIRGINIA.