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VOL. XIX. PI(ENS S I
SECEN S EME 1), 189
A REPUBLICAN'S WIRATii.
SENATOR QUAY DENOUNCED BY A
An Ohio Member of tho House Vents lils
tage at the Defeat of the Force mill anl
Pours Out t; Vials of 1i; Wrath Upop
the Devoted lead of the Semitte.
WASIINGTON, Septemlber 3.-In the
Iouso to-day in the cou rs" of the d1c
bate on the majority report in the Clay
ton-Breckinridge confested election
case from Arkisas, Robert Patterson
Kennedy, Congressman from the 8th
distriot.,of Ohio, made a tremendous
sensation by a bitter attack on the
Senate as a body for its treatment of
the force bill and a scathing personal
denunciation of Senator Quay, as the
chief instigator of the course of the
Senate in that matter.
Mr. Kennedy drew from the details
of thq,, Clayton-JBreckinridge case the
conclusion that the Federal election
law should be enacfed. Ile made a
fiery attidck upon t'he Senators who
have been opposed to the Lodge bill.
For himself, conlident in the doctrines
of the Republican party, fully com
mitted to the principles of that party,
he must forever issent from the cow
ardly surrender which hauls down the
flag and strikes the colors of the Rle
publican party to a defeated foe. Con
tinuing, he said
Speaking for myself, I shall nail the
banner of th liHepoblican party at the
masthead wit the doctrine which has
become inseparable fron the h'story of
its existence and which demands pro
tectiongf the nunibles citizen in the
right to an honest ballot and the pro
tection of life and property, and stand
ready to defend that doctrine to the
That the election bill has been killed
by Republicans or pretended Rtepubli
cans Is true. Wit hout fair treatment
the bill, which the Ilouse of Represen
tatives said imperatively was demand
ed for the preslrvation of its own
honor and for . he safety and stability
of its honor, and for the protection of
the whole country a-ninst outrages
and intimidation and violence, is de
liberately put aside without a hearing
and without opptrtunity of considera
tion. When before in all the past his
tory of legislation has one house of
Congress deliberately put upon the
other the mark of its derision and con
The consideration of this ii!asure
was demanded b 'y every sense of decen
cy and honor. It was (lelanded by
the louse of Representatives that its
iloor might he purged of those who are
enabled to enter by reason of violence
and murder. The Senate of the United
States will learn t here is a bar of public
opinion, and that at it it is now being
tried. To- have been a Senator in the
days of Webster, and Clay, and Calhoun,
was to have bee-i part of a body that
won and held the admiration of' the
people, North and South. To have
been a Senator ii the days of Wade,
and Fessenden, and Crittenden, was to
have been associated with men whose
sense of honor would have scorned the
purchase of a scat., and wouild have
denied companionship to one -whose
name was tarnished by even the sus
picion of' infamy or corruption.
If the Roman toga had been biedrag
gledl in the filth andl mire of' centuries,
surely the cloak of' Senatoriail counrtesy
has been used to hide the infamy andl
corruption which has dishonored and
dlisgraced1 the b)ody which was once the
proud'est in the land. The cloak of'
Senatorial courtesy has become a
stench to the nostrils and a byword in
the mouth of all honest citizens of' the
land. It means a cloak behind which
ignorant and arr'ogant wealth can pur
chase its way to power and then hide
its cowardlly headl behind the shamjeless
protection of *enatorial silence. It
means a cloak n hieh shall cover iup
from the public1 gaze of ani outraged
people inifamnies which uJiimandl ives
tigation and which tier'i t the punish
ment of br'oken laws and violated
statutes. It means a cloak b ehindl
which petty party bicker'ers nuay hiarteri
away the party's p)rinlciples andl play
the demagogue ini the face of' the peo
ple. It means a eloak bhiind w~hicho
p retended fairness hides its dishionest
head, while in secret. it is tradling andl
traflicking In the rights and li berties
of' the people. It means a cloak uner
which not only the t imidl and cowardly'
politician can coiver up his tracks, b'e
they foul or fair, as necessitV deiiaands.
The hour foi' Senatorial courtesy has
passed(. Tlho OX team ot Senatoriaul
progress must give way to the mnotor'
of a more enlighte'ned and1( progressive(
and( (determinedl age. Le(t the old anid
thr'eadhare cloak ot Seuiat or'ial courtesy
be humr' up with the sickle aind flail o~f
a b)ygone (lay.
IReferring to0 the bit rayval of Christ
by Jludas Mr. Kennei'udv said: It waus
meet andl fitting that Jouas should be
paid thtirty mnarks; of' si lver -it was still
part of the e'nt.ernal fit ues- (of things
that having been guilft er f he b asist
crinie of all the ce'ntuiieis lie shiould go
out and hang himself. listory is r'e
peating itself'. Thme gcrea t parity of' the
Rtepulic, havinig livedm for' thirty fiv'e
y ears, has nevei' yet assistedi iin iv etiing
tho shackles upon a lhimaim b,einog, and
now, when it was t,o be expected that
it would redeem its pledges and lie
faithful to Its history, it is about to
prove false and of trep)eatedl prom ises
are not to be red.eemedI.1 It comles vic
torious from ev'ery field, and If it fails
now it finds In its own party those who
are faithless to its trust. If it Is to be
crucll('d it is only- be'cause Its chosen
leaders have b)art ered alway it.s princl
pIes for the tiiks and petty schemes
of politicians, No ,Judas 1scariot of
2,000) years ago is to Iid a counterpart,
In the Judas IM'eariot of to-day. The
Judas who took( thir t y pieces of silver
and wont andl hanmged him iself has left
an example for thme Matt Q?uays that is
wvell worthy of their limitation.
Somne time since I stoodi upl in miy
place on thIs floor andl dleniounced a
Senator from my native Stat e, because
when chalrgedl with cofruptioni andl
branded with Inf[amy lhe didl not arise
in his seat andh demand an Investiga
tion and inquiry that should establish
the purity of hl. no0tions and his per
One other, occupying i high place in
the councils of the party to which 1 be
long, has stiffored -himiself, month In
and month out, to be- charged with
crimes and misdemeanors for which, if
guilty, he shotild have been condemned
under the laws of his State and have
had meted oit to him the fullest mens
ire of its punishment. This man is a
Iepublican. Shall I now remain
silent? Is it just and honest to remain
in my seat silent because one who is
accused of crines aid refuses to seek
for vindication, is a Republican, and
that Iepublican the recognized leader
of my party ? Neither decency nor
honor would permit nie to (o so.'
I to not know whether the chares
made against the chairman of i
Natiornal tepublican coiniittee are
true or false, bit I (1o know they have
been made by journals of character and
itanding again, and again', and I to t
know that in the face of those charges .
Matt Quay has remained silent and hast
neither sought nor attempted to seek
opportunity to vindicate himself fron
them. I (1n know that as a great le
publican leader lie owed it to the great c
party at whose head he was either to
brand them as infanies or to prove C
their falsity, or he owed it to that par
ty to stand aside from its leadership.
IIe has not done either, and for this I
I denounce him. The Republican party I
cannot afford to Tollow the lead of a
branded criminal. IIe has failed to 1
justify himself, although opportunity
and ample time has been given. IIe
remains silent. Illis silence under such
circumstances is a confession of guilt.
An honorable man does not long dally
when his honor is assailed. Ile has de
layed too long to justify belief in his
innocence, and he stands a convicted.
criminal before the bar of public opin
Under such circumstances he sliomilI
be driven froin the head of a party
whose very life his presence im perils.
The Republican party has done enough
for it3 pretended leader. Let hiim be
relagated to the rear. It is no longer a
question of his vindicationi. It is now
a (luestionl of th,,- life of the party itsel f.
Kennely read his speech fromtn manu
script, occupying about half an hoor in I
HE FELT AWFUL QUEER.
The 1itir taisiing iTperiene i 'elo
.ATLANTA, GA., Sept. 2.-Mr. Tom
Murphy, telegraph editor of the Atlan
ta Journal. is glad that lie is alive to
night. Ile had a strange experience to
lay while in the discharge (if his daily
Ile had opened a number of tele
graims, read them, wrote heading for
thiemi and sent then to the pr-inters
when he had a hair raising experience.
le upened a telegram, read it as his
0yes grew big with horror, and then
getting Ip he went, over to a fellow
worker's desk and saiti very earInestly,
"DO I look like a lead man'?"
"No, what nmkes vii think so?"
"Just read tlutt," *aIa Mr. Murphy
shoved the telegrain under his friend's
nose while he Wiped cold he.Ieds of' per
spiration from his reeking h ititussivt
The telegran vas from Almguista,
Mir. Alutrphy's forner home. It read
somilething like this:
.'.Jotirnal, Atlant a, Ga.: Ship the body
of 'I'hio inias I). Mitrphy on tlie nIextI
traii. See that it is ('1nclos(1l in a neat
casket antil we will pay al expenses.
Mr. Mlurphy% wa.s pIllinpr h1is ha:ir to
see if he w'as really alive, wheh
opened anotlhIer telegr ill, and thelit
was all that he could (o to iako hii
self believe lie was not a corpse.
It, was froiitui hi faiher, aui iskil
thait the ho<ly of his soii lie seint toi Ai
gusta on thle Iirst train ain<lihe woui1l
iltt it withI soliue tof his itrieis at
Th'le ('hron iee's mnessage was answver
ed by i. Murp'lhy, t ellinig his 011ld p
per that lie was the liveliest corpse
Ils father and his fr'ienids had left
A uguista, so AIlr. Al u rphy waiteil iintilI
the <lowvn tralin left, an<d took piassamge
''hne till inin 's feel iigs cani helt er hem
iinalginetl than (l('serihietl whein lhe it
!is son in a he 11(esh, well ain<i healthy.
:astteatl of' nicet in g hiis Iiifeliss Iody.
Mi'. Miurphy~ is at a hoss to kniow' hiow
thei rep)ort. of lIis 'leathb reached Auigtus
lIe says it iinakms a~ l-llo w i'di fee wiul
lu e'r t1o read a bout hiis owni body'c big
Pitt ini a nitat casket for burii'di.
'liTv (ii %l i:x o . Vi. A (I. r:mmrox
.\iigust :11. .A. Sain .lome, I). E. G;ta
itl, d islutatteh says every thlinig was pre
pared Ilhisinrigt purthrv
iitonstm('d iAl:tt'tinarttheli' who
w~asn bm oardt at pa;ssing~ .\ iiimiicani stinn
patniomns, boarded tIhe steinie :iit tie.
deliver imp tih' i'votdiioniist anid inivittd
tli'mn tom Harrdiatl 's t'ii. .\ssistant
( hief of' I'olice ( 'apt. ('aide'ron' and I t't'e
tfl'ieers wvere a:niomg tose wh'lo wen'it wit Ih
the 'a)t ali.t to th e cabIini. \\'hlen there
?liajt)r' i'oritllIo tdet(( kmnotwn to I 'ruii
diatltt the captii of' the vessel had
dieitetd to delivter hi im p. Iliarrunidia
I mei'tenpon)1 open'eitd Iirie with IhIis revolver
it" ~om I'e partfy, who atnswer'etd his lire.
l irrund (ia f(elI, i'ridled with bitllets. II is
Ihotly was talkeni to the poit captaini's
graph says liih'e'iornm t'ro p is estii maitetd ait
l,i600p'm,0m butshitI. lii itwo, it was 2,
II 3.000 K.(NX4) busheits, te hI rgesltyci'vir har
vet'edtt. 'The a'vera':gte t'r p Itor livt' yearms
past lhas been 1,i,8i p hushels)1 mi m'I. I'Te
lar'gt surtiplums frim u hi:st, v'a r renderiis it
protbaible that tIhesupply 'will not fall lhe
low the avecrage, notw ithlst atinig thiiis
y'ear's short age. Th'le oats c'rop~ is p~ om'
not exceed 575x,t00 HN huishels, aga itnst
751 ,(000,000 hushels Ilast yearo, wh'ich'l wats
the largest CI'roP ever grtowii. I 'rovisionis
have adivaniced, iw ini i t hetI' intreasedt
price of corn. Hogs lot' ,iuiuiry dteliv
ery at Chicago lire 25 peri tet'i highetr
tlatm last year's prices.
Kilte4 by a lectrie lvire'.
CINUINNATI, Augulst 30.--- Thlitumas
D)ow, aged 22, a~ linemn of I lit' lIr'tsh
C'olmany, "'as stanuding on an iron lirt'
escape antd was albout to run a loop i ntt
a steondi-story window. I141 caught a
live electric light wire and( lnst at,lyt ell
bacitk deal;t on the fire escapie-- II is right
hamnd wams nearly burned offr
VO:UD00IS,11 IN FLOlRIDi .
A STRANGE TALE FROM THELANDOF si
White an3d 111ack Peoplo FlociCIAL to I It
Hut of a Negro Votadoo moc(r, 1ho rc
Clah"ns that ho Caal lDo any ThItug fiw Is
SAVANNAHI, Sept. 4.-Maxwell, a
iainlet in Florida seven mi,s south of a
Baldwin, on the l-lorida Central and co
?eninsuila Railroad, is becominig fa
nous judging front the inerois pas
engers for that place the past nionth
)r two. The town lias a store and three
louses, andE the surroundingL country is rI
parsely settled. Ordinarily not more
han three or four passengers a week
votild imake u1p its < butta, hut when
lIe number increased to sevent y-five, of
nd then to one hundred and fifty, the '
iersons under whose not ice the itcrease
ame begun an investigation. Youir
orrespondent niale a ilying trip ito
4axwell yesterday, and interviowl .
)r. 'Lisha Wilkinson, the great magic
tealer and voudoo of the negroes for
imidreds of miles aroIIdi. :
The reporter arrived at Maxwell at
Iight, and hai to ride a mule back two el
niles through the deep pine forests be
ore reaching the doctor's habitation. d
)n the way a Cainp olf soine fiftecin or
nore colored people was passed, who oh
,he guide said, had come frain North
rn Georgia to consult the doctor. S
lhey were all ranged around a big fire
iolding an excited coil sultation' ald iI
,xamining a big sheet of paper that. ci
me of them held. As the reporter ap
rroached they ran off into the w%oods,.
md nothing could induce themi to eon- :
verse with him. The g1i(le said that
Ltis was the iuil custom, the paper 2
being some kind of magic voloo o
;pell the doctor had given to tlelii, a11 i
hey thought that if strangers saw it it a
vould lose its force and power. The a
)arty approatched the hotuse and the f(
iewspaper iman went iii. A short '
toit man, with one eye bandaged, .)'
iroached him, saying, "I was expecting
,ou," and shook hiin by the hand. This is
ipset the reporter, and for a nioment J
1e stood still looking at the celebrated s)
loctor. Iis rugged, tanned face was el
me of shrewd determination, and his n
mall gray eyes twinikled with iisual C'
orce. A slouch hat was over his gray- si
vhite hair, while a rough flannel shirt
ean trousers without suispenders. alnd h
)igrhrog"'ompleted his costimit.
"Do )0111, aid the reporter, "I've got
hleumatlsm the worst wav mi v back.
Xhat can voit do for me?" Thi doctoi
notioned for him to hare his back. If v
lid sp. 'T'he doctor then ran his ope ii
land over the bare tiesh inl circles aid
biel di(i the ue, using his index tin- o
xcr alole. All ilneollifortable feelir l
iooll inan Ii fested itself, anld it Scemi l1
is if that Wige was a licee of Imt-iron l
liestopipedi lsiortiy aiI abrptly told
lie reporter to resmte his clhtiliing.
lakin Ig up a Iah1l iaie of pasteboard
ruled into h( tr muares, wi tc I lIe num
bers 1. 10, 16, 5- in them, Ie gave that. -
to the revport-r and tol(d hiin to remal Y
Lhose oil back ward every Ilight as he
retiredl for a week. and after that the
1.11tulliatisiml wouild lever be felt again. a
I'ho reporter vxpresseI his gratituide
Iid thei h;c1(1 a lonlg conversation with i
lie said tha. this power.-i to cllre by
Lonichi any dlifwaw, wouncl or hurt was
bestow upon hii whe a young nil
b)v :iii utter sfrae, aml tIha I he has i
practiced it for sixtY yvars. "I ca Ii
11r i h'opy, rht1 linatisii, vaiver. etc,
cccl cvenuchci1iing thetii."' sacid he. "j
mu :'t, s what thi clwe is, buct.d all
I (sin to (uriE' Ihm antl siicceedc whiten y
lots of dhoctors ha:1vc givnc lip thIE' jobh. ii
I enn m iake' abIsen ;mdc sepa:craitedt
cupldes return ci toc ea'ch cothier, ma:k e a:I
womtian love you, an ml indt st.oien i ai l~
lost proipertyV. I kinew toc-da;y that youp
wlee coinng."l lie r'eporiter sooncf found
c ct th at. t.he oltd tellhow woulhd not, give
cny real details of hcis work, and so
mudlght coit scomec of his necighlcors. I
"Whlat. <ci It' uigg.er's say~ a bout .
ii ini '' relccat ccl c ofi tEl Iht'E ;clcs set -
lii's. "Why' c' t.ltc e'ctne huti clrceh of ci
iiilcesjutst fc to ' se h ci on al sorts oft
clsiness. I ha:ve known~ thernii to (comle
r'omi thei (caroiliinas. (heri'~c, .\lab;ucni
ui f rotm all pacrtso(f thi.s St aic'. Thevt
-ampl oiuct wvhien thiey c'inic I her'' am'l
vccn't hiavennyit hing. tic dli withi white
citks(. 1'vt' seei manyltI a ElIlec'r pcrcee'd
nig in t lheir eamps wlhiiclit-re, daiiciin'
tr'oundTi thte IirVE, 'v~oudcocc' prcct it't, an iI tc
til t imtL sort ccf nonaniery'i~. 'l'lic-v lhi:i "
hei worldht of hitic, :nch thev 'will go
wit houct their1 last dolla cto; c itcy iini :
big sum. Y on ste, lie dlosen't chlarg~e
[htii aniythiing. ()hi. nic! I Ic kiiowsv a
rick worcthc two of th:L. lIe tells tilc-m
to 't'cinpinniiit', hine. mci~ thcy stirivce ti
wce whoi wvill giv~e himic t' hcrge'st :mda
iuiost e'xpen'sivec 'iicc ilic.ct: in thec
way of mncey'. I've knowni hciim to t ab- i'9
ini trtom 85( tci 81(00 it day for dlays th.i
gethier. 'l'h'y go fc l ii forW f'ct ishcsc ic
imakie somie wtctnm look uponii the.mc
ftor 'spcellIs' t o injiri ianc ent'm. or ci'ven'tii
to kill somie (one. hit' will Icook oni one'
oil thiemn whcen bi'ocight before' himi and
tell iin to go bcack htccnet, oin t liat hic
will bce well wheni lie gets thier.
''But. the whitecs arc' hli ng ' ciffc'
to illl this frandich's cohifers. hi' gc'ts friml
lift.' to t wo hiundcredl lettrs a weetk~
mainy3 of thema t'nclosing minc'nev, ask inrg
for advice. iIe cannomict reahl ut' elcc
the'se letters ar simplyJ h3 opcE'ned, theii
money taken (cut.:til tihe t'letters burVn
e'd. l]chats niever' bceeni kitown toc an
swer in letter of any kindto, Evcin Icy
p)roxy. I Ic assurtes his ohuipecs that he
L'nn treat the'm as well when they are
:tt ihomie as when near him.
".Wii1e wo men frtomi Neow York,
( hica'go, C inciinnat i, anrd o)the''r pic'cs'~
visitted himi here latst wvinter, nal this
siumiincerliiit hundeds oif whliteI ladoiehs fromii
towins withini 20) miilt's have gone
through thiie min iimerits t.hat hie some..ic
Iimeics prc tices, Ile is wocrth manthy
thiouisainds of cdollacrs gacined ini this way.
i e has no banik, but bcuries h is mnomty
inm the gronad i n ir his hocuse', and sm-h'l
is the repucitation ofl the place that it
woul Ice a holod r'obbeir thait wcouldIt defy
theq'cdoctori's spell aind t.ry to seecure it."
Several inegroes expre's'ed thiemselve~s
im the utmiost itwe of' the oldl doetoir andI
hiis spells1. On)me sido that his wife h adl
runi cctT with atnothier manci, and t hat theo bh
dcocor hiadi(Iiu gbangi her ind!io so t hat 2
shi' rct urned'c hcomei in in month. Ani- (
otherii hiad Ilcost, a span oif a hiorse's, iandt . w
the dictor timichlihm hiiiidro'ds of 14
miiles fromili hIine. St ill aniot heor hwd t I
ir put hi ait't ot lil! woliid a' l i 11; e
GDC.h.O ivured. Sa. Jacma
low.d a big scar oii h is breast ihere
lond of* bitckishot lithi. The doctor
m1ply washed thel wolund, inultteredvf
inething over Sam and distissed him.
was well within two days.
The reporter learned from the rail
aid (ilicials that inori tickets we're
lid for this I lace than for any place
ould with tev times its biusine'ss.
irties to the itIailrond office have bveii
tily asking for informat jon regardig
e loctor's home. Here in Savannahi
')arty is inlade Ip weekly. chielly of
lored people, aid whfn they retit rn
imv a grand pow-Awow is heltilt i
lcii hundreds gatlher to ivar of th is
THE COTTON CROP.
STot a1 Nitn1er of 1alt sai l il Move
NEW Oi.i.:AxN, .Sep'. I.-The New
'leans Exchangt- issu1111 to-lay the
icial repoet of fiv co'lon C.. 'p of I h'
11it-ed 1.tates h>r' the( colum!Ik-rcial yea
ding with tie closv ()f August. !%9.
neili) Imb Sec'c'cretarv Iestr.
Thel( reptirt Atates- fihit the tfotal crop
iountts to 7.:11.:32 ha114, e:eling
e lrg .<. rop (,jq v rI*fr.w\nI byjj\ - , 9
s.:1114 thv crop (0' L st year!: by :7 .
2. Testatenwnt will ho;ar the
The report objec-ts 1.) thle 114t ho'd or
tictiig tht cot.ton conlsuiie(I in tin'
ut hern cott on port s From the tot'als
the cottoln shipped acros te ()lio.
ississippi and11( Pt' oil n (. rivers. Ticl
vretarY has obtaineti reports ftn(III
IeIy i;ill in the Sout h and clairis that
s stttnuit'll Iot-s not containl a sinlgl'
ment ,o11 the(, estinmate. Thlo total
>uit.1l'-rn consiilptionl Ior the ptst.
:it r is report i<4 al 5.111,363 h:l(-. aiga'inlst,
1,2-)~ lamt year.
The IIinIhmr of iill,; in oporltiol is
'0. with ,45,191 spIlidivs. Thirtv
Iie im-w tiills, with 211. ,silt spinij le's.
1VP C0tIIInIVnIVd wv'rk du1ring il, h N-y ar,
Id F l -Nvw niills havv tw11n V0111pleted
id will bv at work th.is; iall. F-ort\
>1ur. inlills are id'. :t umle of whi h
;pect to stati1, u1) againl at tui early
The total ni11mbe'1r ot mills inl tI'
>111,h is nlow :2:36, wit h 11,81!1 lomils und
4il9,291 spinliis. I'e inlecase of
lindles, du1rinlg the pa'st- yearit is ('411ival
It to nivarlyv onev half of, t1hentr
11nher reported inl 1t Soith by the
us of ISSI I. 'i'e Ceiits of, that. v'ear
10wVVd If') mnills, wvith 7611,31,A) spin'iles.
Thw g-lin withinl the pasl. tenl yeaIrs
is i wen i 2 n6lls wi t 1,220;,477 spin
vs, I'he inlcroast. inl thenunhv of
ties oIf cotton consumdiil having bl-in
.4 or. more thali I S per cent.
Wit,h ref'erinct to thu cotton ioVe
cint for tiie y-cat'r t he statt Init, makes
e net. receipts at the lehlveI-y ports
a't,iT, rlin over I;tst \var :0.1,29;
'rlall disitict. to Nort,hern ilills,
17.171, :1 flvcrea"e r a s, l astr o,
!.;, %N011,1th 11 e nlln nIl. tioll ((e eill.ive
1 :0."1- bal1- 1-zkvn f'oIn Soulthern
or s) " .''. i v g-itti Year of
,1 1., and IIi( hel: t al iro p ~,: 1,:t2 hNlei,'
1--inii wor hIt y ear of':7;g 2
For igi n vxlort s. inlciit dilur -)5,.491 to
aiunla, were; j..: r0l , 1 1 o ai Vjr laIst.
Takng o l , !*itfl ii'iti the
~i f. cis iti Ci t l'it d Stales
Inotlitcci 1. , h les.
(ff this 1,71.1.2:-), hal,N went ito Nor
lern sp in li il,'Ij .7i,s o1 1 h.isl
'.soll. This hmw 1l int-rease oI' onl
.:279 ales, agatinst aincreat e int t'
>"I'h oIf nearly 1.00h l .
N, t oIIly is tit crop (1'cI, tcY 111ihe
r-(st n vt -r prcdlived, hiti il, Ims mov_
Ii wit 10-' inph-l ralii fs nd
oughbi't 'l I IItPricos t ughout 1'l.
iiii:c'l I tr :its. luv iat ~;'i
ti'g e ofcl' the i lrIctis liat 1. ilr s ut i
'cr'cs i 'ut ci llis \va the~ ccjpineint t ii
crt t . h: ii cci t ,c hae ; d f .\'c ineriini
'5 it ti'l i igh (it-,i , cvi;i ih C g; ;
nill' i' I ail' a.cl to lap.i FL c i t'll.bah's
iecriec alsoI l)hippe t Jcpcn fri the
Ai t i' ic-Lh 't wnh iiii cnin u ciil, iii
iilA Alc>, i , icc pt. ci. T h ccirs c on-c u
et55 betwee .roosiat'< t hcws,'hichi t
is ilig 'i l c i'i 'x cttil.cc tk il;i tli
tic,ri:iy hti-i olit,ij' cltreb f kiit litii
oiiws cthy sici'eiih*tcl its ciuitig~
('and wr on il-ir way to's 'I'iaiard,~
hi'', nii hogh al itowiipass
(tils li'oiili lls,tiheric'i re I i nbIi git.
h ii' it,iihr s weret cot iilledti' iti
riii u. a nj;c-iti haskci'ie s'iroop s un
I 11n, it3>n wich he <icht wii igi't rne
al ie . cT ' ui. k ' illed his not,la
lie's iti(b< to ive t':hici; ii iiI 0
'ii (la. d' one oftile- ci iii ritii'. h r
('5itb till prb;iiiripi-hin.o
A i tTi Y iGTTA11LE i 0 1 FIS1 1.
Dr. SMITH SAYS HE D'D NOT TELL
A13OUT THAT CAUCUS.
C:pt. Shell r'os the M11iark-Ito Slym 1,
I 34t)%. Nothi ng tr I tilit Cliletim-.4nmtor
Smit la says ile WaII MiIisalerat4t lit
Walker's Cr'as 418hnt4.
Gli':FNyl LL, S. C., "ep'teimbr l.-At
a meeting held in this county last 1on
day Captain (4. W. Shell, in Speaking
of tli- recent charges preferred against
hin by )r. Smith, said he was not at
W;'.ker's Cross loads, and asked to be
allowel to say as a truthful ian that
if' he knew anything of the matter to
which I)r. Smith had referred to be
fore he had seen it in the Greenville
News lie dit not know it so help hitmI
As to the ruior of his candidacy for
Secretary of State Ie cailed on his hear
ers to look at his position in the March
('oinveiitioi. IlIe had said he was a can
dtidate li c 1 tfive ant had so stated
there, notwit.lstan(ling the fact that he
had 1hwl n itronglv Irged to accept
SI)1III-t hill" at tie1 hands of t lie people.
No inanii collil say that, he had ever ex
pressu stuch a wish. IIe halul even beg
ged arl hvsought the lion. James E.
Tindal, the presunt, canlidate, to come
fiirward for the ol'ice.
Captnam Shell then proceeded to state
that (th1 iIg the last, State Fair lie hail
beell inl Couthia, and while he was
there there was a Vutlicus bh in his
bed rooi at, thc (Gralth Central 11otel.
Somne tweity gentlemen were preseit.
I. 11. BidisI, of ('renville, was aniong
Hihtn int-iber. ('einvral Stackhotsv was
1oit there, anid it his mentory was cor
recet nvither I)r.Smit h nor Captain 'ill
Iian was prvsent. I F Dr. Snith was
there Ie itad no recollection of it.
Seeing 1)r. Sinmith in the atdlience,
Captailt Shell callet on him to say
whelter te was I there or not. Ir. Sniith
answe(re<l that, tIe was not.
Captain S1-11 coititiued that. he had
tol the mxecuttive (omiittee that if
they intet active iostilities to the pres
ent. goveltIInieit he coul not sertve
them. I li had heen instricttd to issue
an adtress to the peoplh of the State.
it was prepared andt publiAhed. Cap
tain I'illmnri had said to li in after hi1'
tal called tite eonveitionl that., lie hal
bctter select a inian who wou e acelt a
tomination. I!e went to(i eleral Stack
house, Captain Cotirtenay and to Col.
Y. .1. Pope. Each had decltined. No
olluntr rnnalie was iientiolitd.
Ileferrinig to the McKissick state
inent, in tle News editorial Captain
Shell sail tit Capt. E. 1'. McKissiek
had asked lhilkl it h1e was going to im a
canldidate For I'olgrress. le had told
himu that h ve woult not, be. Captain
McKissick s:il his ia her would he a
cadild ate. lie t I lii I to say to his
father t o cotie to Latir ens and Ie wotild
<do all in his power Lo presett him to
ite people, hut, ie m1a<de no pledge
eit h1(.r, to Support or vote for Colonel
A bout the 20th of'.) tine ie hear<l that
lir. Maldin woultd I i a canidlate for
t he (it in Coigress. Ile sat down an<l
wrott. hin saying that lie would sip
irt, ani vote for himl). If Ie had Ilim
;'l F pliubislied all t he let te's pertaining
t o the secret workings of ti Farmers'
Association what. would tihle people
think of him ? IIe hal also told Judge
('aw tfor<l, of' Coluthia, thatl he would
noi t he' a unaibtlati' attut inviteit that
genit linan; toi coili- to) ILaurens and he
wool ptu-sunt liin to li.e pueople. . iulge
'ra w for'd bhad <lineii'l. Siiinie iime lie
loe' tha:t lie luu talkeul with Gen. .1 (hn1
Btratt tn ani haul sai<d to titu that he
tui seriv(ul soni eth inrg at theo h1ands of the
Stat e tn<l tie lail pro:itised hitin his vo
tul i i niee. A, I- lat timei ( urieral
lra tto coi(1)1nt ilate<l rn in ig for
('on gress anid it wouhIll Ihave b eetn het
te r for' hiinu if hle htw i beJl to the idlea.
(Captaini Shi'll said1 it was the first
Iintilt int his hlife he hati h)een chiar'ge<l
wi t hi illiciuit y. lIn t lie recetnt pimary
in lauttrns lie h:ol niever raisa'l his
voice' fori ori against any of the c:an<li..
<hates. Iie triel to have a kinid wvor<l
for all otf themit an<t not onte mnan could;
('apt ai n ShllI sai<t that alter the A lli
anrci' cionfelurence hatI inilteuLu toiatnie a
i'onIgr'essttii hi' li.uh iheen titge' by let
i' s tr<i all th li countites ini thle dis
t' r'ie. M ri. I )onia tson, ofe ( reenv ~il le,
hiadt hea- offeredi thle posit in bitt lie
huid <h-clinual. Thelo lieople haI uleinan<l
u'<I of hi itu ht l heto shoituld ente'r the rae.
Not. all t heO Inl l hduotie soi, but peo
tutu f roto all thle c'ount ies had. IIf anty
itnaun hl uu t thotoird b y th peopilille lie
btinett t luikinig hitu fori t tiu' parit he hait
SItr. I ~. N.\. ''ti i spok 'h also andu in r'e
nittt, sait I lout. hei selditnt wroutue
is spl(('t'.s bit t Imot lie si'lint lor'
givinug a buiogr'aphical sktu't'h of hibs
I'lititeat careerot. Iii 1Xli# i8 hotbild ei'
i'hi-etedi to tthe h-'gishliltue itt r'emtainu'l
atIo wIhr )utuusi ePil i at the' dteci
It at *ha.'t Iiln ro'ece'ivu<l a mioist,seveuri
b-et rie fr'oi ('aut. I"'. W. l)awson,. whou
biavioed theii futsi.ti Iicket, which'l hadl
I uuu'n situgestedu. li u lt: thenut taken tip
htow htu uol beu'oie a r'it(blahte fori con
gtrussbional hoinors. IlIe had statedl then
f'er'uuce with othleri gent leinent whtosie
itaines lie itmd menlt ional. AtL t bat I imte
Sto ei(iveoriti hadu in his pocklet, the
I''ltson ( ollege' lhll. ('ol. H. W. sitnp
ar1ol u'hrs, t'rust ues were present,
oniil tlhuy were dIisusinS tg the peohcy to
hb' olopedl i eas' I lie Stupreinie Court
dhecideul againi st Li.he wil A Iterwa rd
the talk Iturne(d oni po(litical iniatters,
( entural Stack hous twias spolkent of' fuor
GoUuvernior lbut. satol lie had oitherl aspir'a
Ii ions. 'a ptainl Shtell was spiokent oif for
S'crei'tat'y of' State buiit said he tdid not.
wanit it. lihe saiud tie had Cotngressional
aspilrat ionas hiintsulfI amul Capta in Shell
hail aiskedo him if ihei coiuhl carry Spar
tanhiu'g. lIe had replied that lhe
hibuight lie 'oldo. Tlheu othter day he~
hadh just le'arnzed t hat Captain Shell was
a ('anidoate' and lie hadt sahl that he
wals ht/lunzld at tt. Cat inlf Shell' Oil
INJ ill I
" MADE A RAIN OF IRON.
r TERRIFIC EXPLOSION OF A BIG GUN
LOADED WITH DYNAMITE.
'The Fragnit SenL Sky High and Scat
ter'ed Over Many Miles-Nobody was In
Ji .ured, but Scores Were Scared Nearly to
SYRActUSI:, Aug. 30.-Dr. Joel G. Jus
tin, the (lynamite experimenter of this
city, made a third test or his dynamite
honbshell at Perryville last Tuesday.
The result was th-t the 12-ton gun
which he recently obtained from Bos
ton was blown into at thousand frag
i ments in the presence of at least two
3 hundred spectators. Nobody was in
jured, but the pieces of the cannon are
sCtter(d all over a circle with a radius
i of two -nfles. A number ot pieces
barely missed the -JiVa(s of somio of the.
spectators. Their escap'fe-aanslterod
amst iraculous. The cannorva
i placed for the experiment in a dleep
gorge about a inile west from the vil
lag of l'erryvIlle, but two pieces were
seen flying over the village, and one
IC1111C eamedown iii a troe top betwen the
raiwv station 1ndl t he hotel. The in
habitants are very 11111ch exLcited, and
t it is doubtf il if t1w l will allow the ex
t periment. to bw inaile again in this
vicinity, alt hotih tho protectioi afford
ed by the rock ravinle woul seem to
he aliost pwrfcrt.
s What Dr. 111.;tii was trying tolo
was to prove that Ie had invented a
hobihshell which could be llIed with
1 the strongest kin(l of dynamite (75 per
I cIt. nif.rto glyCer!i TI.) an1d so thborough
ly protected t hat it could be projeel.ed
fromn an ordinary 4mnnon by the force
of giupowder without exploding the
ldynlinit e 11ntil if. iar llj contact wvithl
somlie sitstaknee owtside. )r. Justin's
I)Iln is t(I pro.iut. 1 he4 shell any( distance
the cinnon will throw it, and' this
revltintmize h-avy warl'are. The can
1Loll lised1 to-dhay ryas a it.\\*elge foot
rillIed barrel wit i a nine-inh bore. It
weighed4 twelvo. tolls an h11d1(1 been test
edi i .he i loston yards with forty-five
pouinls of cannon powder behind a
1shUI Veiging 375 pmiinds. The shells
to-4<.1y, when Imadeil with dynamite,
weight-ol 29--) poinds each.an( were pro
jeted by t hirty pouin(s of ordnance
It seewld at first as. if 4tuccess had
erownel the iuvenitor'i effort. Pre
liuiiry to tho iXperiieuts a slight
r Charge of powielr with watlding was
fired to lear (it ihe hore. Next a shell
exactly (it Q,le ! weight and stylo of the
dynlaintrsl' s wa S fired. It was lii
lo withi anl al sawdust to tmake up
for I he weigilt, ()t* dl ailnitt to e 1 lsed.
Thirty pollilds f powder were put be
hind it, and it was fired to prove that
there w%ere no strietiural featires of the
shiell ( wit hit dyn:tilite) to explode the
11111 . No ill effects were produced,
and then, the saline kin(Id of* a shelf. con
t.aining f'miorteen tilt[ a quarter pounds
of. dytiinite, was pitt ill the lcannon
V with the sine ainoit (thirty pounds)
of pow(erbil het to project it.
The shel letft the gini ll handsoiely
'is the first had done, and was banged
with its load of (11nainite lip against a
lime11)st4>ne e li If, 121; feet high and a thirti
of a mille away', which was used for a
r trget. About, two seconds after the
discharge 'L~ of the cannon the explosionl
eof the shell was31 hieard neairly as loud as
' he nloise of' the gun 1131d 'beenl. The
ths wasSl d115tistinctly seen as it struck
-tihe rO0Iks and1( then the ir wa11 fV1illed
vith sanid anid dIirt and1( Ilyinlg rocks
f romi1 the dyniaitle e'xplosionl. The
test, had b eeni a thorou01gh1 success, thus
infr, and ehieer's rang out f rom the sur
r iouinding. hill top's, where most of the
'specitaitors had1( assembiiled.
D Ir.,1 ust in was5 warmly eongiratulated
Iby his - fieiis who hadu gath11r1<) around
hii, and prepaIi)VI3rationus were1' spedily
Id comipleteld f'or shooting 31 second shell
1s of dylIiiite to pitt suiccess beyond a1
11- ibt *,. The* ((eople aigain fell back to
aL give thle machine11 a1 wide buerth and1( the
>e f use was* a11ppled . The dymIimlite shell
0- 11ev' er-ft the eminIOn at alhl, bilt seat
-e t(ired it self' 0oVer1' severaIl iiilIes of terri
(I I (ry, ai1n( took the cannon01 wit h it in 31
it thousand111 piece in0 asI many11i directions.
,f The* 031rth wor1 iks whIich h:ii 1 b11Ieen bumilt
s- wen1t,u (in aI clo(ud1 Of duist, taking the
'd hopes of I lr. d1 tst in with themu. A num
it her' of t he spe(ct ators 113mrowly escaped,
- I f tihe seondl( sho(t lid bepen a1s success
n1 bul as * lo- ist it wais to have closedl the
't e'xJ)in-rinn-nts Of the day\ and1( general ini
'y vit:tiins woul lhave bieen issued to
G oyerinenIt1i aut3 horit l's and1* othlers to
see Iiv ther101 shells fiired which have
IDri. dI unsinr~ deline hoto say much about
his p1hins 0 io ' the ftiitre, but he has not
gi von lip his sem*ie.
" lllw doc y ou* necount for the acci
It is verIy (lear1 to my mind," he re
plied, prodmuing al pie0ce of the st.eel
wa.ll of hi~s (iyImuniite shell. The shell
had lipeesily into) thle ba3rrel of tho
4ennnon,* buiit thet pi(ee whIih hlile pr'o
h1( di('ed bor*') tIhistinct mar31ks of the riilinig
of t he gunl. shiowinig that the steel had
been(1 pre)sed violenItly againifst it fr'o:n
wihi.*Yo sot',''-he conitinue* id. '"the
' iner brassi5 malgaz/ine '.olding the avna..hi
miiIte i nosed within a shell of' steel
hain~lg an1 air spaee b)etweeni thiemi.
eI l'he br'eauch of' the ouIter shell waus of
, three inch forged steel, buit the side.i
awere of eaIst steel (oniy niinle-ixteenithi
n~ of an1 inch thick. Cast steel alw~ ays hais
>f muore or less flawls or air spa3ces, and1(
k. there miiust have been1 one or more inl
m this shell, so thin tha~t the high pres
d( sure of' p)owd(er gas fored'( anl entranIce
>k( to thle castinig and0 swelled it out into
r'e the filling o(f the cannon01 so tightly that
as it could not miove. T1heo gunpowder
inlnediaitely e'xploded') thi~e3annon, to
gether with the dy'inite. It wIll be
niecessairy to make the body of the outer
uis shell of the same11 ma13ter1ial that was
)y used( ini the breach."
31- Ljieutenanlt I )avidson, of the regular
in aIrmy,staitionled a1t O)swego, w~as present,
s- lIeI said that the explos8ion must have
e- been of dynam1i1te, from the fact thamt
-d the gun was so utterly demolIshed.
ro Dri. dJustin's backers say thley Avill geta a
r'- newl canno and1 con( (ltimlte theo experI
maents with shll s properly constructed.
versation ii the con ference had led iii
to believe that Ie t.wo'lld not be a cand
date arid that gentleinan had afterwar
told himli that lie wou l not be. Ife ha
not authorized thO use of his name I
the caucus. IIe said tlit he had hear
something of a letter he had receive(
lIe had received no such letter. At th
Walkersville meeting lie had said tha
Captain Shell's action had puzzled hin
but lie would not say that it was wronj
in him. ie never saw the manifest
in the conference. IIe hadtalked wit
Captain Shell about one. IIe woul
say ini justice to Captain Tiliman thm
when he had heard him abused lie ha
defended him and had said when he ha
heard his notives tuestioned that ht
had declined to run most emphaticalli
The Greenville News, of September
in CoInnieiting on the above says:
.)ir. I. Al. Siith Sa.vs lie (lid not say a
'alker'S Cross Roads what the Green
Ville )aily News reported hiin, as hav
ing said. Captain (. W. Shell says i
I)r, 1R. A. Smith did. say wtat th
GreenVille News saYs he saidi at Walk
ers Cross 1oads Ie said what was un
true. Major W. A. Ilunt, of this city
says Ie heard Dr.nSmith say at Walker'
Cross Uonds what the (; reenville New:
says he said and what Captainl She]
says is uitrue. Lieuten-mit (Governo
MAauldin says that he was at Walker'
Cross ioads and heard )r. Smith'
speech t here and that the report of t he
speech in the News is correct. W
have not seen Jolmn iT. Iralilett, count
chairinan of this cointy, but. tihe r
porter who obtained 1the inforinatioi
on which the report of th, ,e- Walker'
Cross Roads ineteing was based reeeiN
ed uost of' that inforination froit Car
tain Bramlett. We are informed tii
that gentleman stands by his statelnen
made to the News reporter anl say
Dr. Smith did say at Walker's Cro
Roads what this newslonper reportle
that ie said. We are fu rther in fornie
that Perry Smith, of the Walker's Crom
Roads neighborhood, is another ma
who uinderstood Dr. Smith just as M;
jor 1 tint, Lieuitenant-Governor Mail
(lin alld Chairman lramlett uniderstoo
hii, and that there are scores, an
perhaps hundreds, of meti who will sa
that lie said what we reported that I
This is one of tie most interestin
complicated and peciliar developi-ient
of this interesting, complicated arnd pi
etiliar campaign. The geitleiin w
have <lioted say )r.Siith said atW ill,
er's Cross Roads that he, Tillman, She.
Stackhouse and Siipson got togetil
er ahd divided Ioiir fat ollies aion
t hem in advanice. Captalin Shell says I
)r. Siith said so li' said what wasi
I)r. Smith says he didl' say so, hr
that lie said soinething vorv diffleri
Tutt is what we cill on the whole
very pretty kettle of lish.
In i Storn of Fi re.
MAI-l' ClI'NE, Pa., August 30...
liarty lid' uoolnlight excursiollists oi Ih
Switchback Ruilroad here barely escal
ed with their~ lives last night. MI
l'heodore G. Aluinlord, the wife of' tI
propriotor of the Switchbaek, had a
raigeil an exeursiol over tlw- gravi
road. Thiriat.einiig clolids had porten
ed a st.oru1 and when the gent leIrneni al
ladies weie inl tho height ofI their en ii
ficeit it 1urst 11poli tlhetni ink all its fil
Fork(d light ninlgl played over ie hil
ilg nines, the electricity coniinlitif
ted with the ever arising gases. :anl(d I
miles the scene reseinbled that of'
lurn ing prairie. While the iuerr
Itiakers were ad in i ifig the sight a fierc
brighter blast lighte ilip the mnom
tains. Closely following caio a terril
peal of thitnder. It appeared as if' U
heavenl s had openled upi and swallowc
the hotel and its sriroindings. Ladi(
SwVOOned and eveli the bravest of t1i
gentlemnen present held their IratI
knrowiing not which w~ay to turn.
icorked titilguei of' lire jtasis' (ini llot cl
through the house, entertinig ait t he rem
of' the hallroonii arid eiinergiing ait tlI
front, tearinrg away every'thintg inr ii
pathI and coiniplet.ely sha:t.terinig ever
article oIf glassware in (lie bar'. F.vet''
body in thle house was st unrneil, sieve rm
ioire inijure'd by the~ shock, but huet
fly nione were ser'iouly hiurut. Th'e st( rn
was one of the heaviest eve'r ex perliei
(a(d in this locality. Th'le pairty we;
conii pelled to wait until tuorrinig bei(fot
muaking the retumrn trilp, ars the stor'
cont inuied for sev'eral lionurs.
A (Cr nnoiia Spiett.
Clnin:A',lm(, Septernhler 3. A Iheia
specialI says tien' effect of iie speeeh
iii (cingress ont Wedn resdayv last hiy (Co
gressinanur Cainnon. riid tihe disgracef'
scene followvinog, haive julst begain iito I
felt throughrourt Iris dlistrict. Iloth Ii
purblicanrs arril l)einocirats alike i'ensu
hii in strong h:inrgnimge, ;nuitlie b;
break hre iinrde will cost hirii a gre;
mnany v'oteis ihiuig the better' (lass <
lPopl who feel thaimt the I" i ftent h il
trict hams been dhisgraced''( arid hiunurilirtt
biy it irprs(entat.ive. 'The outlook:
pi'rstnt is thamt lie will lose every~ comi
y in his edist rich. Th'lere are torte<e
Ielilmln niewsp)apeirs int t.his (list ri
that. refurse tio surpport (Cannrn,:ari thi
hamve a wi'de initl'i'nce.
the colored tierryurmt la L;ulsui r'd,
t he Cantawhar liiver, au few~ mniles Ito
here, 1(ost his lilth cbil by) frowin
(in the eviniig of the 31It ult. 'Th
chil, al <h.nghitir, knrown by the' soul
wams aged ablourt l3 year's. Site wase er
g.rged ini thurowing leave's ini ihe rivi
atnd eat chjig thieiin as t hey~x floaiteel pasl
thre rea'mr iend of the ferry boat, whie
was aneb Iored at thue shore. ileouinint
i!arliess, shre h(;iniedi out tooi finn', ane
loising~ lier bailanue, fell into the strenr
'Tiih(body ha.s no t b eenP retcovetr'ed.
I''i"rTa.n, Septi. .I. A spieciail to tI
(hrlnici-Te''legraphl frinii lannuinigte
Wi. \'i., says: "'I-ar'ly thIis miorinirg
freight riin ran into tIre '"Spick urp"<
thre Ililtiinoi'e and ( hic jiust, east<
Altiuingtont, carusinig a terriible wr'ec
werei' killed anid sixteen eartis wer'e pili
oni t(op ofi (ech other. The wreck to<
lire andii tIre can's and conitenits 'we
almitost totally dlestroyed. Tlrafil w
delayed sever:0l hours."
Thiiree Mein Kril by F"oui A ir.
N i.:w Y ona, Sept. 4i.---A t 1 o'clock th
mrorniing three men wvere sufocated
dea':dly gasses iii an old cessptool oni St
teni Island. One wvas employed to (Ira
(lit the receptacle and cleani cut thre cet
pool1. Sulspicious inicaehtions led a se
ondi to inivestigate and lie was follow<
by the third, w~hio sawv that thre lirst. tv
nieedled assistan ce. All were p oori ha hi