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VOL KlX PIKES S. C., $HRDY jPIL3
TILLMAN AND COLT.
THE FARMERS' CONVENTION NAMES
THE NEXT HEADS OF A TICKET.
The Motion to Nonthute Carried by a Nar
row Majority -The -Nominees Selected
Without Opposition-A Full Account of
[0re uvi!ltt Newn.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 27.-It was
ibout twenty minutes after twelve
o'clock when the Farmers' State Con
v.)ntiou was called to order by Chair
n1an 0. Wash Shell, of Laurens. The
hum of conversation in the hall ceased
and ntIs were doffed while the pro
ceedings began with prayer by the
Rev. D. W. Hiott, of Anderson. Chair
man Shell presented to the conven
tion a gavel sent for its use by four
Orangeburg boys new attending the
Alabama Agricultimu,l College. Hav
ing read the call for the convention,
Chairman Shell delivered his opening
uddress. Captain Shell said that
there were three things clear:
1st. That this convention wits com
J)osed. of Democrats true and loyal.
2d. That it was not a farmers' con
vention' unless it was because other
classes had refused to have anything
to do with electing delegates.
3rd. That this was a convention of
isympathizers with the sentiment of
the call as issued anid that any not in
tympathy therewitlh were here as ob
itruction sts. The Executive Com
amittee <4' the Ftrmers' Association
had orde'pd him to issue the call for
t lie convettion. 11 emb *_gi hoW
ithey had ., rireated in the last
campaign was necessary to begin
early to "atily start. From the
boi tha >wen raised, he believed
they had )t it, md he urged on the
('onventLo to keep what they had
got. T ey wani,d a fair discussion
(f thie i. tes on ihe hustintgs, and by
the etenl d gods they would have it.
All talk About dividing the party was
bosh. Tie will of the people had
been dq(enttd by uifair means, and
they uno-1 deman.d fair play. He
'was vil-vng to comp-tre records with
ainy of the U i- \vw w Mad been sland
ering him a i o vis Captain Till
mIi. They o Alitmply trying to rid
the State .f ) uring rule. Captain
hinl't-ating his own
recol - and wiihi a brief eulogy .of
Captiii Tilhuan, i.o whoiIn he said the
State owed a heavy debt of gratitude.
As for himself he would not accept
illy S;Itte office a11t thw hands of the
W. J. Talbert. o k lgefield, was
lmtdle temporary Una6-11tiran, mlnd John
T. Duncan' of Newhry, and J. W.
11oker, of Oram-g1burg. temporary
The.-w elegie piit were enroll
(d, and it conimilttee on credentials
was appoinited, conl.isting of one from
each of the t we ny counties repre
Sented. is follows: Abbeville, J. D.
Bradlcy: Aike%.. W. N. Merchants;
Andersonii, W. A. Noadly: Barnwell, W.
D. B*11:1*1,1'; J. G. Verdier;
Berkel. y, J. A'. >vey; Charleston,
J. Fraicis BrA t.>: Chester, H. P.
Warner; Ches erlield, W. J. Hannon;
Clarendon, D. W.3railsford; Colleton,
M. I. Cooper; Darliington, E. L. Gray;
WAIPtkh mim.ernnumerman; Fair
lorence, L. S.
d31 Cairma alber
deliver his inaugural ad
B3rowvn was made Ser
4of the convention and
imker, of Orangeburg,
- At this hour, 1.45
s wias taken until three
iess on1 re-assemblhiig
wton recess was the
ion to make nomina
ly upon01 the report of
~edenitials and the
~tion that the p)lat
e up at that time. A
mammaker, of Orange
o'mmnittee onl resolui
ember from each
ed be appointed was
e committee was so
o N D)ELEGATION.
of the committee on
5made by J. L. M.
ions from Sumter a~nd
ited and1( that twvo of
WV. Striling and J.
(t eight of the other
seate< 'as -followvs;
James WV. Fon~en
4, U. 0. Landrum,
.L. Farley, R. M.
f the committee on
submiutted by J. E.
opens with a preambk
'iable righ t of .t
zons to meet and discuss neasur
and adopt a platform of principl<
and declares the intention of thi
convention of Democrats to strive f<
supremacy in the party and State c
the accompanying platform. Sectic
1 recognizes the necessity of Angli
Saxon unity and pledges fealty to tb
decision of the Democratic party a
fairly expressed through the regul
Section 2 demands that nominatioi
of all officerk except State officers 1
made by primary elections conducte
under the law of 1888.
Section 3 demands that represent:
tion in the State Democratic Convai
tion be reapportioned oi the basis <
the census of 1880, to go into effe<
this year, and that delegates to tli
State Convention be elected :
primary election to be held in eat
county on the last Tuesday in Augus
of each election year.
Section 4 calls for the abolition <
the Board of Agriculture and that a
matters pertaining to agricultural ix
terests except the control of the State
phosphate interests be placed in ti
hands of the trustees of the Clemso
Section 5 demands that the Sout
Carolina College shall be liberally sul
ported as a classical and literary inst
Section 6 demands that school di
tricts in the various counties be a
nearly square as possible of an arc
to allow only one white and one cc
ored school in each district, and thi
school trustees be elected instead c
Section 7 calls for rigid economy i
public expenditures, the abolition <
useless officers, reduction of salari<
and fees of all officers, State an
Section 8 demands the railroad con
mission be given all needed power t
protect the rights and interests of ti
people and that the commissioners b
elected by the people after nomin
tion by the Democratic convention.
It is declared as the sense of th
convention that salaried attorneys <
railroad and phosphate companies F
ineligible to seats in the Legislaturt
Section 9 demands a survey of th
State's phospha Ze beds and their cla
silication into three grades, and that
commission composed of the Gove
nor, Comptroller General and Atto
ney General shall control the minin
and that tie beds shall be let at publ
auction for a term of years after
minimum royalty has been fixed I
Section ten demands the call of
Section eleven demands that ca:
didates for Governor and Lieutenan
Governor shall and all other asi
rants for State offices are invited
canvass the State.
The document closes with a war
ing to the people not to be forestallc
as they were two years ago in son
counties and the injunction to let i
delegates to the State Convention I
appointed before the joint discussi<
The platform was read and adopt<
by sections and then adopted as
whole. There were several feeb]
efforts to amend but they all signal]
failed. A motion by Whitmire,
Greenville, to strike out the co
stitutional convention provision wi
A. E. Padgett, of Edgefield, offer
a resolution that for the purpose
educating and arousing thle masses
the people tile convention proceed
suggest candidates for Governor am:
Lieutenant Governor whlo favor ti
mleasures advocated in the platform
and that those whom differ withl tho:
views be0 invited to do likewise,
that there may be a free and full i
cussioni inside the party lines. Tb
was the signal for the opening of tI
great fight for nomnationl and( tI
con venltionl tiuickly wvorked itself in1
The first gunl of the nlominatic
wing was met by John R. Harriso:
of Greenville, wvho imoved to amler
Padgett's resolution so as to sta
that it was the sense of the meeC
ig thalt 110 noninations be nmade 1
this convention. This fairly opemIl
the battle, and the next monment hu
a dozen mien wvere strivinig for ti
chairmian's eye. Harrison suppiort<
his amlendmlents ini a short, ringii
Irby, of Laurens, mioved to lay3 tl
amenCIdmenCt on the table, but il
motion was lost by a viva voice vot
This discussion opened was lengtl
and1 tedious, and wvent out in a rom
Tillman mlaking tile closing speech..
McGiven, of Chesterfield, H. C. Buri
of Darlington, TIheo, Holhouser,
L4exington, B. W. Beatty, of Darli
tonm, J. J. Dargan, of Sumter, E.
Wraters, of Orangeburg, and H.
Padgett, of Clarendon, spoke algain)
nomlinations. On tihe other side, t1
speakers were L. E. Porter,
Colleton, A. E. Padgett, of Edgeliel
W. N. Merchlant, of Aiken, J.
SlighI, of New..berry, and Ben Ti
Tillmian took the floor ill resp)on
to loud calls for hiim from differe
parts of the house. Tillman said t11
in the history of South Carolina ic
tics no public man had ever occupi
a more emubarrasing position than
did. Whatever he might say
would be charged with talking I
himself. Without any active movemc
on his part his name has been broup
forward for Governor. The conv<
tion had met under a call which
wvas accused of having written a
he hatd been charxged with attempti
L(o eAi.ngie the .i?armners' Movem<
wvith himself. Hehad had somethi
to do with that as the Governor v
witness. He did not do it for]
own interests. The convention Ii
adopted a platform which wo1
astonish its opponents with its c<
Rervatism. Just here occurred
AN ExOITED PERlsONAL DEBATE~
between .T. J. navan, of umter, a
!s Mr. Tillman. Tillinan called for any
s man on the floor to define him and to
Is tell what Tillnanism was.
or Dargan sprang to his feet and de
n clared that if the reference was to
n him he could explain. He had used
- the term Tillmanism before the Sum
,o tor mass meeting, and by it he meant
M departure from the regular methods
r of the Democratic party.
Tillman demanded whetlier Dargan
s nipugned his democracy.
i Dargan answered that his democ
d racy had been more than once im
pugned in the mass meeting, but that
v he, Dargan, had defended him against
i- the charge of disloyalty to the party.
if The colloquy was continued for
-t several minutes in an outwardly
.0 smiiling manner, Tillman concluding
y by saying that he simply wanted it 1
i understood that whatever else he
it was, lie was a simon pure Edgefield i
Democrat, and declaring that if lie
of ever went tW Smnter County he want
11 ed to meet lie Sinuter game cock oni
L- hii,. own (lung hill.
8 Resuming his speech he said that
e the platform adopted had been
in brought here in his pocket and that
not a dozen lines of it were the work
li of any other man. "You 'iave swal
- lowed Tillinanism whole, lie said.
i- "I don't ask you to swallow Till
- Tillman denied that there wvas di
S Vision in the party but urged the ne
t cessity of purification inside the par
1- ty lines. He proceeded to review his
Lt own record. By some, said lie, lie
f was regarded as iL pure patriot, by
others as a dynamiter, red Republi
1i can aind anlythinlg else that wai bad.
if He had begun this fight adone four or
S five years ago at Bennettsville. He
d reviewed the reasons why lie should
not seek the office of Governor. If
- nominated lie would face the bitter
0 opposition among his own friends and
0 the opposition of the many Demo
0 crats who believed his methods revo
L- lutionary. He would put himself
single and alone against the whole
e brain of the ring. Besides, he would
of have to rent out his farm and bear
e the expenses of ia campaign, but
whether lie was nominated or not lie
C urged that the Farmers' Movement
i- had come to the Rubicon and if it
i was not crossed then lie had better
r- Llever have comei at ill. Mei who
- sent delegates to this Convention
, would be disgusted if they did not
act now. If lie was asked to lead
a this fight lie would regard it as lead
Y ing a forlorn hope. He was the only
nian who had had the courage and
a brains to array the conunon rpeople
against the aristocratic ring which
had been oppressing them. With
t- out candidates thw platform
4- adopted by the convention would
'o -aot be worth the paper it wis
written on. Candidates were now
- put in the field to put life into it, to
d explain and defend its principles. ie
LO referred to the election of delegates
LO to the State colvelition in the last
ecampaign, before the canvass, and t
n said that the Greenville delegation
had put their principles in their pock
( ets to elect their candidate. He in
a ferred that the Greenville delegationj
e in this convention had a candidate
Y fron their county.
A As to what he had done lie wanted
- it understood that lie wanted no re
ward for that. He did not care a
snap whether lie was nominated or
not. Tillmnan was frequently and
~As the speaker took his seat John
R.Harrion of Greenville, rose and
declared his wish to resent the insin
e uation that Greenville County had
i,candidates for Governor at this time.
ICHe declared that lie had niot offered
Shis amnenmiuent aigainst noimiationis
-in the interest of Greenville or aniy
other counity~ This caused the debate
e proper, butt contrary to all parlIiam en -
otary plrecedenlts the chaiirmn proceed
ed to deliver a warm address in favor
of nonimiations, and Captain Shell
briefly explained that suggestiomns,
Snot nioinain,were conitempilahted,
and that the actioni of this body
would be submitted to the regular
-Democratic Convention. This was a
crisis which Tilhnan's lieut,mant did
ifnot fail to seize. Somebody shouted:|
"I miove we noiniate Ben Tilhnuan=
for~ Governor !"',nnd Capt. T1. B. Crewvs,
tof Laurens, enle for a vote. Thme
"g ballot was taken 1)y ayes anid noes
Sand was extremiely tedious. When
Sthe call of counities was ended there.
was a whisper lthatihe nomiinations:
were defealted. A scenie ofI terrific
:Irbly, of Lauirens, hurried here aLnd
there( seeking to save the pro mnominia
tion cause. By the ofliciaul counlt of
the( setcretaries Hairrison's miotion
waLs d(efeated by one vote, the count
)standling 117 to 118, bumt before this
re (sult was announced four votes were
c(haniged, and1( the result as annilounIcedI
stood 121 to 114. Dr. W. P. Addison,
of Greenville, was the first mtan toi
change his vote from aye to nto, and
Sthree other changes followed. A pro
test wvas made b)y J. H, Striblinig and
others of the Spartanburg delegation,
Sagainst the vote of L. E. Parley, who
atlived ini LauLrensi, but had1( beeni grafted
h-on to Spartaniburg's dlelegation. Far
le y's vote was wifthdrawni. leaving
lie the final vote 120 to 1 14.
le THE vOTE IN DIETAI., .
>r is as follows:
nt Abbeville, ayes 8.
lit Aikeni, ayes 1, nays 7.
~n- Anderson, ayes 1, nays 9.
lie Barnwell, ayes 12.
uti Bcrkeley, ayes 3, nays 9.
ag Charleston, nays 9.
'mt Chester, ayes (6, nays 2.
ug Clarendon, ayes 4, niays 2.
's Colleton, ayes 4. nays 7.
Ua Edgefield, ayes 1, nays 10.
ad Fairfield, nays 7.
ild Florence, ayes 1, nays 2.
n-l Greenville, ayes 8, nays 2.
Laurens, nays 8.
ad Lexington, ayes 2, nays 4.
ad Mirion, nays 8'
Marlboro', nays 6.
Newberry, nays 6.
Oconee, ayes 5.
Orangeburg, ayes 12.
Pickens, nayti 4.
Richland, ayes 12.
Spartanburg, ayes 3, nays 7.
Sumter, ayes 7.
Union, ayes 1, nays 6.
Williamsburg, ayes 1. nays 5.
York, ayes 9.
iancaster, ayes :3.
Darlingt0on, ayes 6.
Beaufort. m 2.
Chiesterfield, ay,s. !.
On the adoption o ihi resolution
'or nomination of Goveinlr and
Lieutenant Governor the convention
djourned until half-past eight o'clock.
)n re-assebliling 'Mr. Sligh, of New
)erry, attelmpted to amleild tlie nlomll
nition scheme by providing for nam
ng al entire State ti(k('t,l but , wias
J. L. M. Irby, of Laureus, took the
loor ail 1inillateId.
IEN - TILLMAN As A C.INIIIIl\T. FOR
Thenlouinlation was secoided by
Ir. Padgett, of E,dgefield, awl Hugh
J. F"arley, of Spartanburg. The nomi
iation was made by ac(lamat ioln, onfly
ate or two dissenting votes being
icard. Every mention of Tillnan's
laiame was greeted with tremendous
J. C. Coit, of Chesterfield, was
>laced inl iionniiiaatioits at candidatte
or Lieutenant Governor, and he was
10ioiated by acclamaIlitionl w%ithoutc
)ppositionl. No other niaes were
)laced inl I nIaltitionl for Governor or
Iiieutentant GOveN' 1,1Or.
Tillman was escorted into tli hall
tind made i speech thanking the coin
'eItion for the homor conferred oi
iiim. anud declaring that hec wats
ipressed by his sense of
leep responsibility and determination
o0 lead the Farmers' "Movemlenit to
ietory in the August eonvention.
DESTRUCTION IOF THE FORESTS.
rave' Cmim-41m.1ences Whiclh May Rt'mull
from thelir Denudation.
The reservations which have been
eded by the Chippewas in this State
o the go'verinent emlibrace t 1he hIeavi
st white pine forests now available
.s at soirce of lumber supply. These
orests are ltirgely coitributory to the
'tvitioi of the moisture which feeds
Ie streamis tnld ikes that make the
OUrces of the fississippi river.
Already there is much said about
be great coiunercial value of these
?in( litids. itid there is not. the slight
st doubt that, ts soon as the re;;ion
5 opened by the government, the
Aork of coistruction will commljjjei(e.
.Nhich will speedily lay bare the soil
mld SilbjeCt it to the drying influence
)f the sun and wiid, or to the forest
ires. which will kill ever'y young
,rowth whiich appeas and destroys
wen tree seed which have been borne
Ahere Iy the winds. The result of
his will be the diminution of the
;oureces of the Supply of the 31issis
ip)i, which will be felt by every
vater power compamy fromi Itasca to
These are Ve'y grav'e conlsequeices,
uld the question is: Shall the denil
lation of this new region be allowed
'o go on without some rtegulat ions as
:o enittinig anld forest renleWai!
Th'ere 'would s'em. to1 be' a . good op
)ortunlIity to bring to b)ear thle world's
3xl)erienlce ini forestriy. Ti s reckless
.lefor'estat ion w'ill bring 1temporarytl'3
avin to the lumnbermen: but it will
altituately' rinh walter1 ix)ayer' interes0t
dlong theo r'iver1. This is init able11.
In IFrancoe whole (coniIiumitie's were'(
ruined by113 the destrtli-on) of foreo sts,
imd the gove'nmuent. hats found it
accessary' to enter upon the wvork of
rees, and over $1 ,000,000 has beeni
41penht r'emiedyinig thei( ser1ious ev%ils re
iultanit fromi reckless deniudttion of
That governmenit is spiendinI g 1nearly3
1,000,000) a yeari to conItinuett thei good
vork. It should inot be( for'gotte'hl in
Lhis connmect-ioni, that the destructionm
)f the fore'sts will also remuov'e a
alimate t.o one1 of sharp and1( suclen
viat1'tioni of imper'aturie, c'aulsing 5su'e
-e'ssionis of su1ideni t.hatws and1 suckoleni
freezin1gs, inijurious to all pilans and11(
Ev'ery3 reser've of t imbler in t his
'ounhitry3 ouighit to) 1be sacr1edlhy guariided
by the governmnti(ht, and1( t itiier cut
Wig he put under01 str1inIgenit reoguila
I ion o~f the streams1ti. UJnl'ss this is
c'han1ge its chlaracter.
It will become ia shllow, sluggish
tr'eam, untleo to carriy off imipur'ities,
1.d( useless for natvigationi and1 for'
w~aterl power. It will not tauke very
onig to effect this c'hanige, (either, if
[he forests ar1e dlest roy3ed1 in the north
'irn p)ar'tof the State. A present gain
ini huniber will mean11 very gretat injury
to tall othuer materal interests.
Ac'cordinlg to the mnothtly state
iuent of the railr'oad conuinissioni the
r'ailroaduos of South Carolina earnied
nietarly 89,000,000) not ini .Jauar1y, all
iiceatse of about 8140,00(0 over the
'oresponldinIg mionth of last year'.
Not omily is the total inicrease very
large but it is shared by nearly all of
the r'oadis, only3 five lines out of thirty.
fotur showinig aL dcreaseLl. The in
creaise ink passenger earnings is twenty
eight per cenit.; itn freight earnings
thlirteen1 peri cent.; ill total earnings
seventeen anid onie-htalf p)er cent. and
tonntage tWentty- seveni per' c'ent. The
net ineatse in the total earnings of
the Rlielumnond andl Danville system iln
the State is $65,867.63 or 22.83 per cent.
-George WV. Peck, the well known
humorist andl author of "Peck's Bad
Boy," wvas nomuinatedl for Mayor by
the Democratic city convention of
Milwaukee on Monday.
1110 'S.ND K LI LLIDt .
A GREAT STORM RNAAGES MANY
CITIES IN THE WEST.
M14-tropoallm, A Village III 1111n1ols,. D4
%t royeti --Liisvilles, Ky,Sc.arre.(l aml
WAsHINoroN, MaIr1ch 27,-All tele
graphic communicntion -with Louis
Ville, Ky., ceased tonlight Shortly af
ter 9 o'clock. and has not since been
resuimed. A report comes by wiy of
Jeffersonville, Ind., that the cyclone
has done much damage to Louisville,
particularly ill the western portion of
tih( city, where many buildinrgs are
inl rulins, and( there has been at great
loss of life. These reports come from
people -who crossed the river to"JT
fer-soiville tonlight, but ats telegraphic
(c01u111111icntionl with Jefelrsolvillh is
volfilld to railroad coipllies' wires
IS(d in moving trains, particulars
alillot so far be 1111d.
TiHE I.SS OF LFE APPALI.IN(.o
Y..w Yolsi, March 27.--The terrifie
sto its West appear to lilve bevln of
fa- .1 force inl the vicinity of Louis
vit -, Ky., allt bough there are 11o posi
tive or defillite rc-ports upon which to
base anly estimate of tihe daimage.
There is not at it his hour--3 a. it.
nor has there been for several hours.
any information, whatever, froi the
city of Louisville or vicinity. There
have b1en rullrs of 1111minl-g loss of
life bN. ihe fcwev of the eyclone. but
eveyvthin g imeds confirnation. Tihe,
11bolte ireakdlown of all tchlgraph
facilities calses great apprehlentionl
a111 suispes(el. The city of Louisville
is beyond all rvac-h of telegraph, an(
is t <ead city so faras Nwire coiinnii
cationls is collecernled. The eyclone
Imiust have spenlt it ' great est force
A report, just received here, says
Chief Operator Breed. of t lie West e'l
Union, it Louisville. had arrived it
Jel'ersonville, Ind., aceross thW rve
from Louisville. He reports terrible
destruction there. Almost the entire I
western portion of' Louisville b)eing in
ruins, and $1.000 to 1,500 supposed
to be kille(d.
This information is said to larve
colie 0Ver at railroad wire between
Je'fersonville and Ildianampolis. This
imst only be Iakeu 2ais ia riuor, as
there are no mlleanls of conlfil-ling th('
report. at present, and the statemnent
is oly givenl inl the aibscie of alu
Tol) BY AN EVE-WITNESS.
CINCINNATI, 'Aarelh 28.----2 at. lt.
Information just received here is that,
eyclone struck Louisville inl the south
western port-ioi, and took 21 north
easterly direction. An eye-witness
-I only saw tihle course of it fromi
Fourteeunth 111(1N Walinut, to Elevenlth
and Market strect s. Fromi this lat ter
point, it followed its course to Sevenit h1
anld River, wIlere it left the city, and,
strikinlg - , across the river, releed J(-f
fersonville at the foot of Spring st iet.
Little lnliage was dolne ill 30l,isoll
TrElliImI.E I.oss 01' I.mFE,
However', in Louiisv'ille thle devals
Iiationi is t.err1iIie, aml( 1 he loss of' life
will cer'ta1inly reach'1 in tiue him1(ldred,
if not thlousanlds. Ini one( bu1ilding,
and1 IL danc('ig school) wereC m session1,
thiere being in the building perhap211s
oneC h-.mdre1'd lusoleC, 1no It' n do whomli
it,is thought esVIcpe. I stood anid
wa2t.chIed thei wiorkinlg ini thle rulins,
and1( saw six 01' tight 1bodies laken1 out21
A PIl.l 01' llUniSlJI.
Th'lere is searceely anyth IinIg left. tha111
lVoubl( ind(ienlteC this hieap) of ruish 5
had1( ever bCen aL bu1illng, 2and( if 2any
bo(dy' escaped'(, it wa~s by niothinig less
Lomsvui'I.[.E, Ky:, M11rebh 28- -3 a1. mI.
--Shortl 1a ft er 0 o'clock aL 1tornado
swe)t. over' this c'ity3, wree'tkinlg two or'
t.hreeC hiundred(' houses, and(( k illig
two'( hundred pleI)(. The11 indit
('2111ne fr'om fr'oin the souithwtest. 'T'
unioni depot at the f'oot of so'vel tli
sfi'et, Was2L lifte'd fr'oii its fo1(OullatO1
and1( turni.ed over' into the rahginIg torl'
r'ent of the Ohio r'iver. A trinii of'
C1ars maiiking upl for' the Louisville
Southern r'oadt wen1t over wiith the
building. IFalls City hall1, 0on West
Inl thle 1hall wereC over aL hIundred
people)I, anid but11 few of thlemi es('IIcape
MANY DURINED) 'ITo DEAi.
Mniliy buIildiings, after' fllhing,calught
All the streets5 are' blocka11ded with
debriis of fallen builing.s 01' telegr'aph
This dispatch is carlied( arioundio the
city to the bridge and senit by3 ril
EIGHT HIUNDRED) LIv'Es LosT.
WiASHINoTON, March 28.- 5 al. Iii.
The loss of life b)y the cyclone aIt
Louisville is now estimallted at 800.
ST. Louis, Mardi 27.-At 3 o'clo.k
this after'noon it r'ained a (dluge,
lastig ten minutes, but bemng suffi
tcient to transfer the gutters inte
miniature r'ivelrs. Dur'ing tile briel
deluge the darkness wals oppreCssiv
and thero wore many wvho O'exree
, tha belief at the nuroct8o a n ec
ond visitation by a cyclone. Thi
skies3 cleared ats quickly as they dark
ened, and it turned cold with a hig]
wind, which blew down signs an(
wredked a few chimneys. From va
rious points in the state comereporti
of the storIm.
At O1iney, Ill., the storm was ver:
veey sever, unroofing houses, over
tiniing baris and wreeking windowi
aid chilneys. A two-story frain
building. occupied by Mrs. M1. Spon
sler as a Iillinery shop, was crushe(
like an egg shell and Mrs. .Iponslei
buried inl the ruins. She wats quick
ly extrieated and found to be sIious
ly injured. She imly not. *,,eover
Robert Byres's building was uinroofe(I
and Johu Goldy's residence wrecked
A special from Nashville, Ill., say.
thlat the storm11 thlerev was terriific. Twoc
plesonls were killed by a falling tree.
ats they rushed out of their house.
Two young ladies lost their lives.
The storm w.as seveiv at Coulter
ville, Carbondale, 31irphysl)or and
Grand Tower, Ills., but. no lives we((
lost. Kansas City, MIo.. Detroit.
.Alieb., and Omaha, Neb., had simila
experiences. Aruind Lincoln Neb.,
the snow wais eight inches deep.
MOnE Loss OF LIFE.
A sm1all village inl Illinois, aboui
thirty-five miles froim Cairo, was de
stroyd )y the storml, inld sevel
lui(dred people vere killed and in
if mw 1trow I, 1h4 ('olored ihmctor, I III pS.4
U'poilk Cre4duloll.. Womell.
A Philadelphia letter says: "Pio
fessor Albert. Brown, w-ho hits beei
irrest ed inl West Chest e charget1
vith -Noodooing' a iiarried wonia
there, is widely knowi inl this city
where he caried oil an extenlsivt
plractice for soie Yea.s. His pitient
was nIot coiilned to the coloreid ieo
ple. but inl some clses le presKcI'ibe(
for higher an(Id Imvre fishioinable le
Iients of society. lI 1886 he opeule
:al office oii (reehn street, ahoV
Sevenlth. where he piofessedt to cur<
every ima gina;tble disease and driv4
away 's)xells.' Among his patient:
vas 3lay Backuis. ia colored wonian
who imagined she was colstalitl:
besieged by devils, who tried to en
snare her fiomi the path of righittouls
"Al llerb ineiii e w.as first givel
to tlie womn for extermal use and ;
smaill bottle of leaves was ilso give
her to (arv inl her stocking for keel
iing the Cvil spiriits away while on le
visits to the doctor's office. Enel
tiie le prescribed for her le begal
the seiice with a piayer, stridini
aboUk the rooi gesticulating wit h li
arms anId calling 1pon Ile GIel
Prophet to come to the assistanice o
the wIoian, after which Ie would ril
bo1h hie neck and I arms w h oil.
"A small cliarm repiese' .ig anl an
citt iFreich coin st Iruing oni a sinal
wire was also given to the woman t<
wealr about her iiek. She was as
siired thati as long as she wore thi:
the appr-oach of evil spilits was iml
iIl possibil ity. aud 11ponl lice dvath. i
the charm was bilried with her, sli
wa-is sur to fleape the foIIInts
the dievil. Thie wvomuan beaime per
fectly3 conve r1ted(, andit during he:
treatmiienit lpaid him n~iearly 8i43, wvhiel
she obi tained i furtomi lier hiuish:md's say
inigs. .But the limsbanid of thle woinii
1heard( of' ibe atffair and1( visited theo do<
tor, and threatecned unldess thle mionie
wvas ret urnedi to have hiimi arrestet
Tlo escapei thIiis dli hcinma~ the14 (1octoi1
returne pac 1rt o f t h money. A proi:
iinient socsief y woman11 enr'lolledl hl
sell amilong ihe new jiatienit.s, and1( ci
teted( thle -profe14ssor' to) restore
sjimilatr to thait of ai clairivoyanit. Lockt
ing thle woii ~in a dark roonii, h<
enIlld upon)1 ihe imiseen spirits to tel
lie miuiii of thle unifaiithfu'l himsbanid'
late st. love, lie gas, the womiii
smtall 1o lo(f powudern which lhe ini
stiruit ed lier to spiniikle over her hius
band'chs pillow tightly and assured lie
tliit the : effects of thle powder wouh
inig on the part1 of tihe wvaywid )P!s
to be conistiantly withi his wife. WVomi
aiilike, thle deh lded wife confidlenit
told her imost initiimaite frienids of th
w oderful 1professor, and in a shior
time( iall of thienIi fouind sonic exculs
to visit hon ~. Th e 'dohctor' was real
ini ai ieb hatrvestii ut il the coaichinuu
oif one( of 1 14' laieis told lier hiusbami
of his wife's frequenit visits to tli
'pro fessor's5.' An inves(t igationi by
priivate deItective dlisclosed( t hat th
1)h syiciani was1 prac( icig withlout lie
in g registeried accor'diing to latw. ]k
fore thle prparatittion sW( wer01complet(<
to arrst 1rowin, lie received informa
tion of thle work of thle police an
suddelyil left towni."
An out rageous ('rime.
Coni gressmantl Lodge's iiatioma (ele<
ion bill is simcply a bill to tax th
peopile 81I0,000,000 extra for ever
'onigre ssinal eletin for the doul)
)lprpos of s4quiandering the pub):
mioney among chartiacterless par'tismt
and violently assailing the rights<
thl e peop)le ini sections where ni igl
is expected to defy the popular wil
It is a dual repetition of the old1 Fe<
('ral1 sedition law and1( of thc old D)en
oeratic Lecompton policy, with a gi
of $1 0,000,000) every two years
political debaucm hery. --Philadelphi
A wvomann, says Sheridan, may13 1>
idlle, but she is never a loafer. SI
cannot knock a man down, but sh
can break his heart, and1 when disarl
pointed sheogoes to God, while a ma
*goes to the devi1g
rTHE4' LODGE BILL.
MR. CARLISLE DISCUSSES PROPOSED
I t Will CoKt over Ten Millions Every Two
Years to Operate It---Other Objections to
The Washington Gzette publishes
an interview with ex-Speaker Car
lisle UPo11 the attitude of Democratic
representatives towards several im
portant Measures pending before Con
In the interview Mr. Carlislelfirst
attacked the Lodge bill, providing
for Federal regulation of election for
representatives. He said: "The Demo
ocrats in the house are a unit of op
position to the first clause, which in
practice would make the bill operate
only in certain sections of tho, coun
try. If we are to have such a law, it
should operate everywhere alike and
not to be left, as the Lodge bill leaves
it, to operate here and there as may
be req[uested by a given number of
voters in such a Congressional dis
trict. The intention is, in other
words, to control the machinery of
elections for representatives in Con
gress from Southern Congressional
distriets, aid from a few Northern
districts only. This we shall op
Continuing. Mr: Carlisle next esti
nates that to carry out the provi
sions of the bill would require the eii
ploynient of 6.30,000 officers of elec
tiois, at am :xpense of from $10,000,
(0() to .15,000,000 every two years,
which would have to be met by the
Uinited States Treasury. This esti
mate is based upon the present num
ber of polling places, but he holds
t hat t lie system (Australian) proposed
would prove soslow and cuibrousas
to iecvssitate a vast increase inl the
jimnber of polls. Then, too, he ar
gues, th iill is so complex that its
re(iremeints could not be made clear -
to illiterate voters or to ignorant Re
publican election oflicers in the South
andi a legal el*tioi would be impos
sibl. Snii1, "Th 1~ hill io full of
reqtuirenmenlits diflicult of executionl
by oflicials, and not easily to be iiitu
derstood by voters.
It would be a prolific source of
innluimierable contests," continued Mr.
Carlisle,speaking with great empha
sis, and "that is just what they want.
They could take advantage of every
irregularity that might and would
arise under this multifarious law, and
additional m1achinery of the law pro
vides how this may be done."
He contended that the bill did not -
r come withinl the meaning of tle
clause of the constitution conferring
1upon Congress the right to prescribe
the manner of elections. It deprived
L governors of the right to issue cor
t tificates of elections; in fact took
f away all controls of election.
M. Carlisle further said that the
MeComas bill, providing that elec
- ions for representatives in1i the next
1 Coigress shall be held in districts as
they were constituted at the lastelec
- tioi, was open to the same objection.
. Said he, "If the bill be not unconsti
itu ioial, at least it is certainly unwise.
f It puts too much pq,wver in the hands
of the canvassing board in conjunc
f tion the clerk of the House-always
- p)artisan-and would provoke- con
e tests and lead to innumerable
- Ini conclusioni Mr. Carlisle said that
while the extravagant expenditures of
the p)arty ini power aind its p)roposed
p.aNrthsan1 laws were important ques-.
tionis they woul not lbe the, overtop
pimg issues oif the fall campaign, but
that. the great luestionl would con
tinue to be the relief of the people
fronmi uIinie(essary taxation by tariff
Hier Death F~oretoIld.
W ieri:nu,Conn., March 27.-At
herecenmt masquerade ball of the
Tuirnverein in this city, whichl occur
ired less thani a nmonth ago, Miss Liz
zie O'Connior, then an attractive and
preI~.ttyV eimployee of the Waterbury
-M anu facturing Company, wvas tile
1helle. Upo)n retiring after the ball
she luad a peculiar direanm, in which
she sauw at lher fee't an open grave, on
the biottoms of which was a lighlt, anid
mi the dlisfanice, app1roaching the
r~iave, was a p)rocession of mourners
somelUCmfay.I0om carried tile renmains of
a young anliti tutiful girl, robed in
Swhite. Friendos of-the young woman
at the fact ory interpi-hd~ the dream
to b)e a sure sign of mniTipge and
hmappinmess for Lizzie; b)ut MissO'Com
nmor would not be consoledl by their
*readmg of lier fortune, and rapidly
gave hlerself up to sorrow and silence.
While still ini perfect health she se
lectedl four of hler gentlemen friends
as p)all-b)earers and picked out tile
robe wvhich she waIs to beC laid out ill
after death. The same day she made
.1 these arrangements she was taken
withl a se0vere cold, which resulted in
pneumonia and her death last Friday.
Saturday the young men whom she
had selectedl to lie her p)all-bearers
carried her body to the last resting
e place, and many of her shiopmates
y wvent wvith the fameral to New Haven,
.e whmichm was the young woman's for
c mer hiomie.
JIefferson Davis's Widow.
it It may have been noticed that the
- widow of Jefforson Davis, since his
- dleathi, signs her name "V. Jefferson
-Davis." ManIy persons, doubtless,
Ssuppose shle has added the name
0 Jefferson to her Christian name
ai Varina. Bunt this is not tihe prop1er
explaniation. V. is the abbreviation
of veuve, the French for widow, and
e it is tile custom in Louisiana, and
e perhaps in other parts, of the South,
e for widows to place that letter before
t- the Chuistian names of their deceased
ai husbands. V. Jefferson Davis simply
1means the widow of Jefferson Dilvia.