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FACE THEIR ACCUSERS.
THE DEMOCRACY OF THE BLACK
A General M,x Up in washington ot
Sft,h 00roitus Congreasminen-They A p
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WASIINOTON, April 5.-The heal ing
given the blacklisted Congressmen by
Postmaster General Maxwell today
was a mighty interesting proceeding.
It w:is held in the Post Oflice Depart
ment at 3 p. m. and lasted until 5:30.
There were present Senators Butler and
Irby, Representatives Shell. Strait, La
timer and Talbert and ex-ltepresenta
tives Johnstone and lemphill. Senator
Irby having taken his privato itono
grapher along, Senator llider engaged
one also and you will have, in two or
three days, a full transcript of the ar
Senator Irby started out by saying
that while his side was armid only
with facts he had tht authority of a
gentleman for saying that Senator
Butler had come stick in hand and pis
tol in pocket. Senator Butler chal
lenged the name of his informant.
Irby aid it was J. 11. Tillman, Sena
tor . uttler said it was false; he had
never carried a pistol in his life; he
was amazed that his colleague should
repeat so ridiculous a statement in this
Latimer spoke first. Ile claimed he
had always been, and would always be,
a Democ-at; that while he had opDosed
Cleveland's nomination, he had ac
quiesced loyally and helped elect him.
Mr. Hemphill said the question was
whether Democratic patronage would
be given to aid in opposition to Demo
cratic principles. lie had the right, as
a private citizen, to make recommen
datigns for office, and would continue
to exercise it. The majork1V against
him in the primary had onlb3 een 173,
and lie represented more Democrats
than Strait. Ile was surprised to see
these gentlemen here. If he had, like
them, claimed that .Cleveland was not
a Democrat, be would not, like them,
be found asking favors of him.
Strait said that any assertion that he
was not a Democrat was untrue.
Mr. Johnstone made a masterly sum
mary of Latimer's record in opposition
to Democratic principles, and asked
qu"stion after question touching his
presence at the St. Louis convention,
etc., which Latimer didn't answer. lie
p-opounded these final questions with
great impressiveness telling Latimer
not to quibble or evade:
First-"Do you hold the Democratic
platform adopted at Chicago to be su
perior in its binding force upon you to
the platform or priyliples of any other
No answer. r ,
Second-"Do you disapprove of, and
are you in opposition to the platform
of the Third party adopted at Ocala ?"
Senator Irby asked Mr. John&tone if
he hadn't vor.ed for Latimer. Johnstone
said he had, as pledged in the primary.
A similar question was subsequently
asked of Ilemphill as to Strait, and a
similar reply was made. The effort
was to show that these gentlemen had
thus admitted the Democracy of their
Mr. Talbert made a stump speech.
full of sound and fury, and pounded
the table until the noise resounded
through the corridors. le insisted
that this was a humiliating spectacle;
-that he had always bc:en a Jeffersonian
Democrat, "opp,sed to corporations of
all kinds and all classes," and that the
others ran on the same platform and
were in the same position, which he
claimed was D)emocratic.
Mr. Shell said lhe was not called on
to defend his Decmocracy, as there was
no qluestion of it. Still, he cherished
Alliance principles as equal to any
other, lie had attended Alliance con
ferences in Washington with ,John
stone in the last Congress, arid could
say that no man contributed more to
the success of the Alliance demands
than did his friend .Johnstone.
Latimer claimed last fall that John
stone had taken home from Washing
ton letters from Livingston.
Irb', interpolating: "And Watson
Johnstone-"I didn't (10 any thing of
Latimer-"And from Tlillman,
Everett anid Moses."
Shell said Johnst one had repudiated
the sub)-t reasury bill.
Irby asked if he hadn't supported
the sub-t reasury scheme.
Shell said he had favored the inian
cial aims of the Alliance.
Johnstone emphatically denied that
he had supported the sub-treasury.
Hie had made his light against it in 1890)
and last year.
Shell admitted that Johnstone had
said he dlidn't agree to the fiat money
and unsound money doctrines of the
Postmaster General ilissell asked
Irby if he wished to say anything.
- Irby said he would wait until Butler
Butler said unless it was distinctly
understood that his colleague was run
ning this conference be would not be
dictated to by him. When lie was
dady to speak, he would speak, andl
not until then. If Irby desiredl to
speak, let him do so, on his own re
sponsibility, and riot attempt to dictate
Irby denied that he sought to dic
tate. If Senator Butler stood neutral
b)etween the "reform" and "anti re
form" factions in South Carolina, and
Wished to remain in that position, then
he cheerifuly accorded him the right.
He had not been so regarded up to this
Butler ironically thanked him for
his kind permission.
Irby spoke with passion, and so ve
hemently that he could be heard in tne
corridor. Ho said he stood there as the
State Democratic chairman, and was
surprised, mortified, humiliated andi
chagrined, in common with all good
people and true Democrats of South
Carolina, at this inquisition into the
Democracy of these Representativ,s.
lie-argued that the trio were true
Democrats, who had submitted to the
action of the National convention.
h had defeated these men who were
o here trying to injure them in
the party and put a stigma upon
I phill tried to interru pt him, but
bu rby shouted his refusal to be in
te pted, saying Hemphill was not a
representative of the South Carolina
Democracy. When the third party
showed its head in South Carolina, I
fought it as zealously and honestly as
any man in the United States. Hemp
hill and Johnstone hadn't been for
Cleveland till he was elected and there
was a chance to secure the crumbs of
Johnstone tried to reply, but Irby re
iused to yield. Irby said he was re
Lponsible outside for anything lie said:
Ir y went on to say that Johnstone
and iemphill ha-l folded their hands
in 181, during the Iaikell movement,
but now catte here to impeach the
Democracy of the men who had beaten
them fairly as Democrats, and who
were as true Democrats as any in
South Carolina. Irby's manner was
Senator l3' Jor said they had heard
enough oratory, and he didn't think it
necessary to say anything. Ile had
been invited diere by the Postmaster
General to be a listener, not a speaker.
As a representative of South Carolina,
he, too, thought thiN a humiliating
spectacle; but these gentlemen had
brought the humiliation upon them
Irby- --"I deny it."
The Postmaster General admonished
Irby that as he had refused to allow
interruptions lie must not interrupt.
Butler to Irby-"I don't intend to
submit to any insolence from you.
That sort of thing may be very well
for a township meeting at home, but
its not very becoming to act in that
manner here, and its not going to win,
I want that distinctly understood."
Senator Butler said he had had noth
ing to do with the blacklisting, Ile
wouli be very glad to be relieved of
all the cares of patronage,
Strait asked IButler if he regarded
him as a Democrat.
Butler--"You must, vindicate your
own Democracy. I've not. impeached
Strait-"I don't care whether you an
swer it or not-"
lutler-"Then it was a great imper
tinence on your part to ask mw."
Johnstone said he had al ways op
posed the sub treasury bill. It was
not true that lie had taken home let
ters from Macuine and Watson or
third partyites. Some Alliance friends
who had learned to like him had writ
ten to some gentlemen in South Caro
lina in his favor, and he had taken
home that letter. 'Ie said it was not
true that he had folde d his hands in
the Iaskell campaign.
-lenphill said that he had made
three speeches for Tillman.
Irbv-"It must be so, then; but I
didn't remember it."
Mr. Bissell did not say when he
would render his decision, or what it
would be, but two incidents are sig
When Latimer said lie would vote
with the Democrats on the organiza
tion of the House, the Postmaster
General asked him: "Which is more
important, the organization of the of
icers or the principles of the party ?"
Latimer was rather stumped, but re
plied: "I think the principles that ef
fect our people more important than
the men in olice."
The other incident occurred after the
hearing, when Latimer tried to ask Mr.
Bissell somathing about his home post
oflice, Anderson. The Postmaster Gen
eral replied: "I'll hear you some other
Latimer:-"1 jast want to ask 3ot
one question about it."
Mr. Bissell-"I don't care to answer
Postmaster General Bissell will not,
render any formal decision in the case,
but it is regarded as pretty certain.
that he will begin soon the appoint
ment of possmasters at the suggestion
of the Conservatives. Ile reiterated
today his deterrmmatioii not to regardl
the recommendations of Congressmen
as final and not to ap)point postmasters
rFom beyond the dlelivery limits of the
ofli ce rs.
When leaving, Senator Blutler taxed
Jim 'Tillman with what Jrby had
chiargedi, and found that he had made
his representation to Irby upon a jok
img remark of' his to the effect that he
supposed he'd have to take a Giatling
gun with him to the mneeting.-Colum
A "Jim Crow" Car Oase.
NE w Yonx, A pril 5.-The jury in the
United States Circuit Court today awar
(led Mrs M. WV. Cald well, a negress of
Brooklyn, 8800J damages against the
East T'ennessee, Virginia and Georgia
llailroad Company because the con duc
tor forced her to rids in a car provided
for negroes. Mrs Caldwell andl her
three childre'n hadl providled themselules
with first-chtsm tickets from .Johmnson
City, Tlenn, to Chicago. Th'e cond( uctor
f orece her to t ake the "Jim Crow" for
negroes, where, she saidl, she had been
annoyedl by the profanit y and( uniseemily
conduct or other p)o~eFer. 11er
husband brought suit for 85 100) dam
ages against the rail roal I cornpanmy and
tihe case came to trial yesterda;y. The
defence w as that the laws of 'Tennes
see permit Ied the company to providle
separate cars for people (of different
color. JIudire Wallace, in charglng the
jury, explained that the Constitution
of the United States gumarantteed erinal
rights to all citizens irresp)ective of
color. Caldwell is a respectable citizen
Lost at Seal.
SAN FRANCI'a:o, April i.-T'lhe tour
masted steel ship K(ing ,James, co.d
laden from New Castle, 1I'igland, I o
San Francisco, was burned at sea. 150)
miles off Sani Francisco. Y esHte'rday a
boat conitafiing sixtn 2n meni from the
King J am< m landed at Il'oiint Concep
tie 1, and the men ars be ing cared i or
by lie lighthouse keeper. Fire was
discovercd in the cargo on March 19.
The crew fought the flames until
March 2'), when an explosion tore up
the deck, and the crew took to the
boats. They numbered thirty-two Band
occuipied two boats. '(lie captain took
thirteen men, two apprentices and his
et.xt( an-year-old son. The first mate
two apprentices, and thirteen men
iled the other boat. Point Conception
wirs 250 mIles away and the Coats
se :rted for that point. On April 1 a
gale came up and sep,.rated thme boats.
The mate and his boat arrived at Point
anception safely,-but nothing has yet
been seen of the captaia's boat.
WA SHINGTON, April 4.-JJy direction
of the Preeident, Second Lieutenant
JTohn M. Jenkins, Fifth Cavalry, has
been detailed as professor of military
scienoe and tactics at the South Caro
fna Military Academy at Charleston,
FORSYTH'S MAD MOBS.
The Georgia Town las Two Mobs to Con- I
ATLANTA, April 4.-A dispatch from
Forsyth, Ga., to The Evening Journal 0
Since the setting of the sun this city I
has been in a state of the wildest ex
citement, and every moment in the
last 12 hours was expected to bring
about bloodshed. But few eyes were I
closed in sleep in this vicinity during t
the night, but brave men and true, i
armed and ready, stood in waiting for t
the attak that was momentarily ex- t
On Monday afternoon when the an
noimcement of Marshal Red Harris'
death was made known, the entire city
was appalled and indignant. Mr. Iar
ris, in attempting to arrest a desperate t
negro on Sunday morning, was shot
twice by the fiend who had concealed
himself in a hay loft. 'I.ie negro was t
arrested, after being shot, and placed I
in jail here.
Public feeling ran high against the i
brute, but as the friends of Mr. Harris I
had bright hopes of his recovery, evc - r
rything quieted down, but like a thin- %
derbolt his death shocked the town in '
the afternoon. Soon rumors were rife d
that a lynching would be held at the
jail during the night. The streets l
were thronged with excited men who
spoke in undertones, but cooler heads.
realizing the gravity of the sit'iation, s
took steps to prevent, if possible, the
occurrence, and allay the excitement, t
As night drew near, however, the ex- j
citement increased, and the fate of the s
brute seemed inevitable. Sheriff Kin- o
quickly organized a posse and p'mc I a
them around the jail, armed with Win- t
chester rifles. ,till the n idened v
crowd seemed bent on their purpose.
The situation grew alarming in the ex- a
treme at this juncture, and M4 . King i
telegraphed the governor to have the a
local military in waiting. In the I
meantime the ministers appealed to
the crowd for order, and with good ef
fect. At 8 o'clock everything was
quiet, and no trouble apprehended, the
crowd having dispersed to their homes. t
At 10 o'clock, however, a messenger d
on horseback brought a note from a
prominent farmer to the mayor, telling 1
him that the negroes were gathering i
on the suburbs and would attack the
jail with the purpos3 of liberating
The citizens were promptly notified
and fully armed. They quietly re
paired to the armory of the Quitma ,
guards ready for the fray. 'he Quit
mans were also ordered out, and in a
short while a small army was waiting
for the attack. A.ot a single negro
could be seen anywhere, which made
the attack more probable. The lie
groes, learning that they were detected,
did not make an attack, however.
lie Is Mad.
ATLANTA, GA., April 4.-Cashier
McCandless of the Gate City National
Bank, published a card today, In which
he refers to a letter from Editor Moore
of the Augusta Evening News. In
that letter, referring to a report writ
ten by Correspondent Rosenfeld con
cerning McCandless, Moore says: "I
have questioned Rosenfeld closely and
he disclaims any intention to reflect
upon you or any one else. He (11osen
feld) says the information was given t
him at the United States Court House
and for publication. le (Rosenfeld)
makes this statement in a card which
lie published." McCandless says: "In
view of the above statement, in which
no person's name at the United States
Court who gave the information is
mentioned by Rosenfeld, it is impossi
ble for me to locate the author of the
report. Whether Rlosenfeld tells the
truth about it or not remains with the
public to believe; but I wish to add
most emp)hatically that if it Is true; I
denounce the author, whoever he mayI
be, whether a United States ollicial or
not, in the same terms as I denounce
Rosenfeld and apply to him the epi
thets of liar andl slanderer. I have
nothing to hide nor conceal, andl, far
from attempting to suppress any facts,
I now court and demand a thorough,
invest,igation, and rest my action and
record in the hands of the grand jury
with an abiding faith in their sense of
justice and right. I only ask the pub
lic to await their action as there is no
mystery about liedwine's delalcation,
and if that body takes up the matter
on the 10th instant they can get all
evidlence, bo0th circumstantial and real,
to show what became of the money."
Rich RCobber K(inc,.
STr. ,Josi'm, Mo., April 4.-Edward
Shellen burg, a merchant of Mound City,
Sunday night shot and almost inst.antly
killed William Stebbins, the son of one
of the wealthiest citizens of the town.
For the last six months, almost nightly
stores have been entored and thme most
valuable articles carried off. Sunday
imught Shellenburg dlecidedl to keep
watch in his store. About 1i o'clock
the rear door was opened by tmecans of a
key and four masked men entered. As
they~3 reacLedl thme centre of the store
Shmellenberg tur ned on thme electric light
and ordieredl them to throwv up their
hands. Three of them did so, but the
fourth startedl to run, when Shellenh*b.'g
tired andl the man dropped deri I. The
s'mot attracted a c:owd to the store ndn
t.he dead manl was unmnaskedl first, Ie
p)roved to La one, of the most p)oplalr
young men In t'w city. llis three comn
panions were e<lually as hi hl ini the so
cial scale. 'They were Walter fiiller,
Waiter Chittenacn and( lfoscoe Carr.
They enjfessed to havi,ig com mit ted all
of tihe robbeiri5s. Owing to their social
go ition and thme I act thmat the leadIer of
thle b)and( was ki iled. t[ 'e me(rche' its wvho
were robbedl refused to prost ste thetm.
T heir relaitives nmado good all the loss
IlcAt xsi:noU, S. C., A pril 1.--Specir'.
It seems that even tIe uministeri: '
l'eart is not invulnerable toithe t.hbrus;
of Cupid's (darts. A few evenings ago
the well-known lBaptist divine of this
p lace, Mr. Suttle, prevailedl on Miss
Lella Pearson to elop)e with him to
Grover, N. C., where they were miar
rned. Miss P'earson is a yoimlg lady of
Four Ladiles Drowned.
turning of a saliboat on Lake P'oncha
trian this afternoon, four person. -Mrs.
IMary A. Kelley, Miss Agnes and Miss
Mamie Flynn, her nieces, M!'i Efle
Kelley-were drowned. Several others
who formed the party narrowly escaped
a similar fate.
SHOWING UP TOWNSEND
'our Year. Ago lie Gloried ii M., Ie
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 6.-Tho
ppointment of Ex-Judge C. P. Town
end to one of the law clerkships In the
nterfor department is being urged by
;enator Irbv. It semns that Secretary
;mitih indicated to Senator Irby when
he application of Judge Townsend
vas filed that, the appointment Avould
ic made. Jit, as has been st ted in
he News, Senator ]lutler widIrew
is endorsement and entered h:.; pro
est against his appointment. Since
hat time the appointment hi,s been
lelayed and the politi::al record of
ludge Townsend has been uider in
restigat ion by the department.
Gen. IlIampton lhis filed with the
iceretary of the Interior sone facts
or the Secretary's consiiferation andI
>roteste:i ogainst, the appointiletit of
iidge Town-end. Thie o1jec!ion to
ho appoilt mnt. of Judge Townsend
3 that he is noi Democrat, while others
ty he is, a."d insist uponl his appoint
tient. There are on tile in the aepart
aent of jiistice some facts that will re
nove this doubt, and at the same time
vill oiefeat the apointment of .1 tdge
vIownsend to any place ur der I 'resi
(it Cleveland's Administration.
11uge ''ownsend wrote the following
tter to President llarrison:
h-:NNETTIsILLE, S. C., March 8, '81.
"T'o his Excellency, Benjamin flarri
:n, President of the United Stites
ir: Some of my Republican friends in
[iis State have expressed a desire that
should apply for the ollice of 17iited
tates district at torney for Soutlhi (ar
lina. I am somewhat indifferent
bout the app,initmeint, but will par
tally in deference to this expressed
,ish make apphication for it.
"As to my political faith, character
nd qualifications I will refer to the
ding leptiblicanis of South Carolina,
rid also to Senators flampton and
itler and til Itepresentatives from
Ilis State, all of wtioi are Democrats.
ery resp1ectfully, your obedient ser
ant, C. I'. TOWN-ENi."
On the back of this application Sena
or 1Lam1pton wrote the following en
orseinent: "Wb e I have made no rt
oinmendation as to the Federal au
iointments Ii South Carolina, I cheer
ully bear testimony to the ability and
he :acter of J udge Townsend. I think
to better appointment could be made.
"WVA DE- HAMPTrOx."
Mr. 1). S. HIenderson, of Alken, gave
Fudge Townsend a letter to the llon.
W. I. Miller. Attorney General, under
late of May S, 1is9, in which lie says:
'Presuming upon the pleasant a
luaiintance we formed when here sev
L at years ago, I have given to J tidge C.
P. Towusend, of this State, a letter of
iatrulction to you. Ile seeks the ap
pointiment as United States )istrict
Attorney for South Caroline. Whilist
I diff[r with him in politics I can say
of him that he was a just and able
Judge. The 1'resident, can find no
more able man among the Uepublicans
)f this State to appoint as United
itates District Attorney.
1). . IIENDEnSON."
On March 28, SN., the Ilon. G. W.
Dargan, M. C., utLh district of South
Jarolina, wrote the President in Judge
l'ownsend's behalf, and this is an ex
ract from the letter: "I take pleasure
n s;%ying further that, in my judgment.
he ap.)Ointient of Judge Townsenu
vould be more acceptable to the gen
'ral public than that of any other Re
>ublican in the State."
At Cheraw, S. C., on April 13, 188),
lames 0. Ladd, I nited States con mis
ioner, sAid in a letter to President Ilar
ison, urging the appointinent of.) tudge
l'owisiend: "I behevo his iniltience
v'ill do as niuch for the promotion of
Lepuiblican p)rinciples in this State in
he tuture as that, of any candlidate
mnown to mc no0w named for this ap
On May 17, 1889, the famous Rlobert
uimalls, in a document of great lenigthu,
irotestedl against the appointment of'
F udge TIownsendl( as U nite'd States dis
,rict, attorney. In his prot est lie criti
:ised *Judige Townusend very severely
'or his rulings and charge to the jury
i,t the trial of C2ardozo. lie says lur
"I have been an interested witness of
Feudge TIownisendl's course since that
i ime, aiid I here say t hat he is not a
d'puliciLan and has never pubb'fily
m'ai med to tbe till now, when lhe hiopes
fat, a liberally disposed RtepIub)ie.in
Xdnmiistration will iiot conudein los
tast career aid trust, himi for the fi.
Th'is5 p)rotest of' Small's hadl its dle
~iredl effect, anud di tched the tale of
ludi(ge TIoIwnsin'sI appllicationI. .1 udtge
l'ownsend1(, however, tiled an answer to
his pirotest, aint wrote Senator Ilamiip
,oni a long lettei' ini reference to the ei
'orts of Simalls to pre.ind(1ice the Attor
icy Geneh r I against himo. Thliis l't ter
was filed oy Senato: llampion with tk e
'ol lowing endlorsemnent by him:
"llespect lp y referred to the honora
'he A ttoniey General. The write: is a
tentleme i of cha et er, and wvh 'e 1 (10
iot, proplose t,o reco a mend anyone for
ip.,ointmient,, I c ni bear t estimoniy not
ynly to t'ie chiaract 'r of ,Juidge Town
-'id, but to the truth of' wvhat he says
-e'gardlin g the tial ofIt SinailIs, who was
zoniv iet,edof(I bribery tby a jury, half of'
w'ho in were coloIred( imen andl lIepulti-I
ians. hils giiut, was estabhjlshed ba
londl (luie':tio and1hu h wias pardonedl by
I limoucriatic G overnior.
Th le fo reitoling a"e takln f'iIromii the re -
sordhs fn thle (depart ment of justice and
nake a comnplete alnswc " to I le reports
hat have Ie 'i circulated here that
udlge 'TownsendiI is a I)emiiocrat al
1hat. Seniator'It plti end(orsedl him i
'or I. ni tc'-I St at I's d istI'rt attorney iun
er l're-iden't 1 mliison 's Adm inistra
N low, the" (Juestioni is, how can Senat
tor Irbt y mad l'epre'sentdat ive AcLaurln
I'ndolrse anid urgi iheI o ainOiit nmeiit of'
,I1udlge TIIownsenud wvit hi I Ii s record be
lore ii hii ?--G;r'eenville' News,
i'.a ie I 'iualere,rn.
LtIeIo).N, N eb., Mlarch 31t.-Tlhe legis
lat ive comiiiuit.te applo.ntedl to clonsider
the testiioniy taken hieretofore becaring
upo n the meal -admiiistration of State
institutlins by I'me board of' public lands
and buildlinrgs, reported today that It
foundlI sullicient tesatiioniy to indicate
t,hrt the Staut hiad been systematically
plundered by State oflicials. It, recoim
mnendi that impeachment proceedings
be institut: d against .John C. Allen,
Secretary of State; A. IR. litunpbrey,
comm'%sioner of publIc lands and build
Ings; Gleo: ge II. Ilastings, Attorney
R.3n0ral. and G, 1Emil oxY-2raurer.A
TOWN ELECTIONS IN THE WEST.
Itepublhiciln anti Democrats Divide the
Honors in Mieltigan,
Di'tROIT, Mi(i., April -.-With the
ex.ption of )etroit most of the cities
in Michigan voted for city ollicials yes
ter(lay. The Iepublicans elected their
candidatei for mayor in the following
placei, in soino cases dividing the other
oflices with the Democrats. Lansing,
Charlotte, Manistee, Lapeer, Ilowell,
Iron Mountain. Coldwater, St. Urniac,
IIill:-dale, St. Clair, Eaton Hapids and
Clare. In Owasso, Monroe. Cheboygaa,
Mount Clemens, Jackson, Ludington,
Greenville, Vusilanti and Pont iac,
IDemocratic imAyo s were elected. Mar
quette elected a non-partisan ticket.
I n Saginaw Republicans and Nonpar
tisans electedl both Circuit .Ji iges and
the lepuillicans elected iiine of fiftteen
aldermien, giving niietenn out of thir
ty Riepublic.ai mnemnors of council.
A REIiOUS ISS'U- IN TMAA)().
IT.l1)o, 01; uo, April 4.--.t'ter one
of the bittvrest, camI1paiglis tlhit has
been fought in this city for a groat
many ye.irs the Republicans haN suc
ceeded in electing every man on their
ticket, with one exception, and have
captured both branches of the c uncil
board. The mayor, a Repiblicaln, was
elected by the narrow majority of 135:
imd IHone ()eniocrat) was elected
police jtidge by about 300 ma
jority. The fight was not one of
Republican against Democrat but
Af creed against creed, the Iepub
lican Convention having been controll
?d by the Anti-Catholic society known
is A. 1. A., which secured a hold on
ill of the cities in this vicinity.
OTIIER 01110 ELCTIONS.
CLEVELAND, ()ill, April 4.-Canton,
)hio, elects a Ilepuhlican mayor for
;he first tiie since 1sio. The Demo
,rats get the council. At Youngstown
he )emocrats won a sweeping victory.
At Finlay there was a Republican
l'ictory. At Massilon the )emocrat;
von. At Akron the Democrats elect
si every oflicer but the marshal, their
;ndidate for inayor Itaving 11 plural
'Tlli- CITY EIL-CTINS IN IOwA.
l)Uutut:lt, IowA, April 4.-The elec
tion yesterdty proved a surprise for the
Democrats, they electing only Attor
ney Jaines E. Knight. The Independ
ents elected )ougherty mayor, Cooney
recorder, Griliko treasurer, and three
out of live aldermen.
Ki-oiui, IowA. April 1.-The lte
publicans elected Dr. W. S. Moorehead
mayor, A. J. llardin marshal, B. 11.
iloagland assessor, and six out of eight
aldermen. 'he city has bet,v Demo.
cratic for the past four years.
THIll- AlSsoUltli ELEcCTIONS.
ST. Lotis, Mo , April .-Dispatches
received by the llepublic show that
Jefferson City went Republican except
for marshal by a small majority. Mex
ico went all Democratic; Lamar the
same, except marshal, and Cape Girar
deau elected the entire People's party
ticket. Democrats elected their entire
ticket in Butler, Gallatin, Eldora-lo,
Verspilles and a dozen smaller towns.
In this city the ltepublicans were suc
ALL ONE WAY TN ARKANSAS.
LITTLE-: RBoi, Anii., April 4.-The
election in this city passed olf quietly
and a very light vote was polled. M.
G. Hall, Immocratic nominee for may
or, was elected, as were all of the six
teen Deniocratic ulderinen. Reports
from Ilot Springs, Pine Bluff, Taxar
kana and f lelena, Indicate that the
Democrats carried all those cities.
DE3IOCZATS CA RiiY MILWAUKEE.
lIIWAK'SE.lE-, Wis., April 4I.-The
election passed over <Iuietly. At 11 1).
M. the returns indicate the election of
Mayor l'eter .J. Somers, Denocrat to
fill the vacancy caused by the election
of ,Johin Alitchiel from the llouse of
liepresentat iv~es to the Senate.
i-:I''init<'AN st'CCI'ss IN KANSAS.
KANSAS CiTY, Mo., April -.--Re
turns from nmany cities andl towvns
throughout Kansas shiow the lRepubli
c.ms have sweplt everything where
party lines were drawn, which was the
case ini most of the prnincip)aI towns.
IIELIENA is DEM.iOCicATlIC.
I,EL1-:NA, MoNT., A pril .-The city
election todlay resulted ini the choice of
a IDemiocra tic mayor, treasurer and
I 'ol ice .Judge.
Cutting a WVite Swath.
WAsH INOTON, April '.-Secretary
I loke Smith has alro idy beg un to carry
fito effect his policy of dispiensinig wilt
the services of' all inecomp letent clerks ini
his dlepart menit, or those appoinited
pu11rely for polit ical reasons. l. ider ihe
di rectioni 01 Cier Clerk Wardle, thie in
dlividlual re-cords of' the clerical force of
the census otlice is being i.horoiughily ex.
aiminied anud all ceiks who are forui to
lie dleficient In any issentialI particuliiar
will be dismissed. Twenty-nine clerksi
were dr iopped f rom ti he rolls to-day anti
ot,bers art- likely to fbIIollo. It is S 'cre
tary Smith's belief that the wvork of tIhe
censis :.1(ould be colinplletedl by I 0 end(
of' the c,e'enidari year, wit lioit asl, ng ant
addit,ional applropriat ion from (, ig ress
but to do thiis lie is con vinuceth t hr in must
be iiot only economiy in ex penutitures,
biut, that each eml)oyete mu lst doi gotod
antd ellicient work. IIlence his. determni
notion to) remotve all clerks wvho do nit
comne uip to tihe reu iiredl et anmdartd. I t is
ituiderst,ood, also, U' at the clerical f'trce
of the General Land (Ollice will soon
undergo a proce-ss ofl renovation, aft,er
whi'ch somec attenution will he giveni t,o
the Il'enision anti oilher lbureauis wit hi a
vie w of putting theim on a sW rictly bui
WAshIN 'I'TN, March .'1.--Geii, Ili
ram ilerdan, inventor of the famous
long range Berdlan linder-i torpedo and
ri lIe, died suiddenily at the Metropolit,an
Club in this city this evening. 11 i,' hI
been ill for some tiiiii with angir
piectoris. hie~ was engaged ini a game
of chiesswit.h Admiral Crosny; sudden
ly his head dropped andt he begani to
breathe heavily, and expired al most
J AISsON viLLI, l"la., April ~>.-The
souith-bouti freight train on t,he ,Jack
sonville, Tampa & Key \Vest Itailway
was wreckeri at midnight. A. ,J. Knox
engineer, of Sandford; .J. P. Olmstead,
fireman, of Birmingham, and J1. A.
Lewis, of Hoston, a si,ock nan in charge
of the car, were killed.
One of spring'd Evils.
Ni:W YontK, April 1.-Nearly 6,000
emigrants arrlvedl in port by the
steamships which reached here yester
day afternoon and mornin g. This is
the largest number since October,
when cholera was brought her,e from
THE LAW ALL RIGHT.
Advice of the Lawyers to the Lquor
CIARLEsTOrN, S. C., April 6.-It
was rumored all over the city yesterday
that the eminent counsel retained by the
S te Li quor Dealers' Association had
united in signing a brief which In effect
Id:ised the 1:Iuor men against a whole
sa'e resistance to the State dispensary
law, which goes into effect on the first
It was known that a meeting of the
,xecutive committee of the Association
was to be held last night, and a Reporter
for The News and Courier called up- 1
Capt ]1. Mantoue, the chairman, e *d
Isked for a copy of the opinion for pu'
lieation. This Capt Mantoue dcci,nt 1,
..ymnu that, such acticn on his part
wvould be inauthorized as well as i
proper. Ile said, however, that, he had
n objection to stating that counsel had
ivised the liquor dealers, in view of
tle penalties of the Act, which aimed at
Lhe cotliscation of the property invest.ed
iII the busMiess, and which involved so
much, that tho Act should be generally
o)sirved, except in so far as might be
actually necess-try to test its constitu
THIP OPI NION.
This much is official. It was learned,
however, aliunde, as the lnwyers say,
that the opinion was read at, the meet
ing of the committee last night. It ap
pears that the counsel had a conference
n Tuesday, when the opinion was read
.o them and signed. The counsel in the
;ase are Messrs Simons, Siegling &
Uappolmann, J. N. Nathans and Mitch
l & Smith, of this city and Mr Jos I,
Iarle, of' Greenville, who was in the ci
.y oil Tuesday for consultation. The
-onclusion t) which the counsel arrived
s summed up in the following:
1. We advise your committee, and
hrough you your associatest. urepare to
meet the statue as valid and co~nstitu
Lional, and that on and after the 1st of
July, 1893, it will be enforced.
2. In view of the heavy penalties
and punishment pres,,ribed by the stat
ute we cannot advise you to continue
se limg alter the first of July, 1893, but,
on the contrary, advise you to comply
with the terms of the statute until It has
first been adiudied invalid.
3. To test the question of the consti
tutionality of the statute on the point of
Federal prohibition o: discrimination
we advise that proper proceedings be
taken to test that question. but thai
pend ing such proceedings and the deter
miniiat,ion i.ci.cf the provisions of the
Act be carefully observed.
The statute; so far as we ca 3ee, car
only be teftedafter the 1st of July, i82
by thie attemnpl, of the State or any of
its olicers to seize an-l sell liquors man
ufactured in anotlier State, and exposed
for sale here by someone who has ob
tained and holds a license to sell liquors
for the whole year.
Fromn this it would appear that the
law will not be contested till it is put
into operation oil July 1 next. That on
that date some one of the liquor dealers
who has a license for one year from
county and city will be selected to make
a test case, an( that the others will
close up their business. Should the
State barkeeper "seize or sell liquors
natinifactured in another State and ex
posed for sale in this Stite by someone
who has a licenee for the whole year"
that case will be made a test case, (for
the United States Court probably,) and
Lhe matter will be held in abeyance
till the <quest.ions are set,tled. This will,
in the usual order of things, and sup
p)osing it is carried to the United States
Supremei Court,, take a year, possibly
two years.-News and Courier.
Marriage aInd Murder.
Mlolm(ANFI uLD~, Ky., April 5.-Thlere
was a very sensat,ional affair in this
counity last nlight, and this morning.
Ml s. Abibie Oliver of Sturgis, Union
county, the becaut1lul young daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Oliver, was ruined
about, eight, months ago. IIenry Delaney,
a young (rug clerk of St,urgis, was
chiargeI with causing her downfall, lie
dentied it, and1( both p)arties sought legal
advice, but, no0 proceedings were hleld in
Last r.icht,about 9 o'clock the mot,ber
of thme girl entercd Delaney's place of
husiniess in Sturgis, anld at the point of
her p)istof forced him t,o accompany her
to a carrilage outsidle in which her hus
band and diaught,er were seat,ed. The
h)mr drove to Morganlield, a (distance of
fifteen miiles, and at 3 o'clock a license
wats secured and( the couple were mar
The party st,arted homle, but when
about three miles from Morgan field, tour
menl on horseback surrounded t,he car
riuge andl began shooting. Alter tile
lirst shot, D)efancy jumpied out of the
vehicle and ran to the at,t,acking party'
who were supposed to be his friends,
and the firing continued.
Miss Oliver was shot throughl tihe head
andf her father in the lace andl right arm.
Mrs. Oliver escap)ed without, a wound.
She ran the t.eam at full speed lot a mile
dlown the roadl aL!d t,umned in at a farm
house. Tihe att,acking party followed,
sIl'otmng at every jump1. The girl, who
wotild have ivenCi birthl to a chlildI soon,
wias matally wound(ed and died at 5 o'clock
this morning. Mr. Oliver is fatally
Mrs. Oliver recognized the party, and
warrents of arre,.st for four prominent
youmng men are being issued. The fami
lies are of' high standing, and sympath3
is with the Olivers.
The indications are that Oliver will
not live through tIle night. Physiciane
say that h 13in juries are no:,essarily
Late this aft3rnoon George, Hleurl
andl Frank Ilolt were arrested by tht
shleirfir of Union county, and identile
by Mrs. Oliver. Seven others were alst
arrest.ed, but, not.being reco-'nized, wer<
release 1. A brfther of Henry is stil it
large. The Hlolt boys are cousins <
the unwilli ig bridegroom.
It is reported that just before she die
Mrs. Delaney gave birt'i to a child.
Excitement in and about Morganflelt
Sturgis and Uniontown runs high, p,n
this evening there Is st rong talk
lynching. Delaney is of most respect:
ble family, but the sympathy of the cot
munit.v Is largely wnih the nn-er.
TILE FIRE FIEND.
MUCH VALUABLE PROPERTY DES
TROYED AND MANY LIVES LOST.
Four Thousand Houses Burned at Maull
In, Philippine Islands--Fourteen Horses
Burned Up at Cleveland, Ohio-Disas
trous Forest Fires.
PITTSBURG, PA., April 1.-A. special
to the Leader from 13radford, Pa., says:
"Fire at 4.20 this morning destroyed
Haggin's Hotel, Buffalo, Rocheeter and
Pittsburg depot, Higgin a cigar factory
and grocery store, and the building of
J. Leroy. At least six persons were
burned to death and the list of the in
juried numbers between twenty and
thirty. The bodies of six persons al
ready taken from the ruins are burned
beyond .recognition. Last night one
hundred and twenty-ave persons went
to sleep in the building and while it is
known that many had Jumped from
the :.econd-story windows, it was fear
c I many others perished in the flames.
It was ai,,er 6 o'clock before the first
b -ry was foind. It was an unrecog
nizable charred mass of flesh. The sec
ond was found soon after in a similar
condition. The search continues as
this dispatch is being written, end it
is impossible to state at present how
many lives are lost. It is feared that
some of those who jumped from the
hotel into the creek were drowned. The
list of injured is a long one.
TEN MINERS SUFFOCATED.
SIA310KIN, PA., April 1.-A miner's
lamp caused an explosion in the Neil
son shaft at 7 o'clock this morniDg.
Many miners escaped, but twelve or
lifteen are still in the mine with poor
prospects of esc<pe. A number of
mules will perish from suffocation.
Owing to yesterday being a holiday
there weee not as many men at work
in the mine today as usual. Ten dead
miners have been recovered from the
shaft. At 6 o'clock this evening Super
intendent Gay announced that the ten
bodie3 removed from Red Ashvein
comprised the total namber of dead.
Although the hardest kind of work was
done it was impossihle for a volunteer
force to extinguish the flames, which
at 2 P. M. communicated to the Red
Ashvein. Three hou,,s later orders
were issued to to -n Carbon Run Creek
into the mine. This will take a month
and many more months will f allow be
fore the mine will be in a condition to
resume operations. Meanwhile 1,0C3
men and boys who have been workihg
in the mine will have to seek employ
FOURTEEN HORSES BURNED.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 1.-Fire
broke out in the p'a't of the Cleveland
Sew Mill and Lumber Company, Sene
ca street, this morning. The building
'f brick and frame, about 200 by 50
feet, was destroved. Loss 850,0C.
While the saw mil !". was in progress
the wind carried the sp,iras t. vatiian
Bernstein's barn, in the rear of 'io.
288 Broadway, and fourteen horses
were burned to death. The flamps
spread to the adjoining tenement, own
ed by Bernstein. Three persons were
taken from the upper story by the fire
men in an unconscious condition over
come by the smoke. They soon recov
ered and were uninjured. Bernstein's
loss is $5,000.
A DISASTROUS VIRGINIA FIRE.
RICHMOND, VA., April 1.-A special
to the DispAtch from Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Va., says a diL
astrous fire occurred this evening at
Clarksvil'e. From 4th street on to
Main down both sides were consumed
except the railroad depot and Magae's
ware house. Eight or ten stores hotels
ofP1ces and tobacco l'ou::.es were burned
A large quantity of leAf tobacco w.is
also destroyed. A high wind was
b'owing and r o adequate means to stop
t'e flames caused the loss to be very
great. Two colored men were also
burned to death.
JOE JEFFERSON's HOUSE BURNED.
BIUZZARDS EA T, MASS., April 1.-The
beautiful summer residence of Jos.
Jefferson, the actor, was totall" des
troyed by fire this afternoon. It is
feared that the cook perished in the
flames. Several of the help received
serious injuries. Mrs. Jefferson and
other members of the family escaped
uninjuired. The lire was caused by,an
explosion of gas in the cella -
A FIRE IN RtICHL~OND.
ICHnMOND, April l.--Fire tonight
about 7 o'clock partially destroyed the
stree-story brick produce and commis
sion house of Wallerstein & Co., 110 to
114 South 15th street. 'ide damage is
estimated at $20,000; insured.
NO .TI[ CA ROLINA FORECT FIRE.
R A L ai H, N. C., A pril 1.--Extensive
forest. i1 -es in th,is i 3tion of the State
toit'ay did great damage, burning some
farm houses and much fencing. The
air is Iill with smo'.e.
SWEPT AWAY BY FIRE.
MfANILLA, l'HILIPP'INE ISLA NDs, Ap
ril 1.-Four thousand houses were
swep)t away by fire, which is still burn
ing. Some lives were lost, and many
were in jured.
Charlest.on in Luck.
CHARLFSTON, April 1.-The will of
the late John Tlhompson was admitted
to probate today. The testater af t3r de
vising sundry real estate to friends in
this city, $10,000 to distant relations in
ecetland and $20,000 to executers, leaves
the remainder of 'a estate to the city of
Charleston. No trusts are created; the
city is simply made his residuary lega
tee. It is thought that the estate will
be worth about $150,000 after all t 3
quests are paidl. Deceased was a well
known seedlsman and gardener, who
came from Scotland.
Sheil for Tillmuan.
WAShINGTON, March 30.-It is said
that Representative Shell has given a
written pledge that he will support
Governor Tillman for the United
States Senate against Senator Butler or
any other man whose name may be pre
sented. This pledge is said to have
been given by Capt shell ten days ago
while he was at home. The document
is in tho possession of a prominent
Tillmanite, and it is alleged that it can
be produced if necessary to confirm
tthis statement.-News and Courier,
d AT LANT A, Ga., April 4.-Mrs. Fanny
Lyons, who lives just outside the city,
,told a queer story at the police station
d tonight. She says that John Schulzen,
a stone mason, under threats of death'
.made her go to a justice's court and
'marry him. She lived with him several
-days and then took the first opportuni.