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THE CONGRESSIONAL GUTLOOK
John Sharp Williams Will Remain
Minority Leader-Practically all
Opposition to Him Has Been
News and Courier.
Washington, 'November 28.-Com
ing events-political and otherwise
cast their shadows before them, and
as the day for the sixtieth Congress
to open approaches a fairly accurate
vision may be had of what is likely
to take place among our national
law-makers during the next six or
seven : nths.
As stated in a dispatch to the News
and Courier the ball will start to
rolling Saturday afternoon when the
Democrats of the House will caucus
to select a successor to Representa
tive John Sharp Williams, who has
been minority leader for' about six
teen years. When Senator Bailey,
then a representative from the State
of Texas, gave up the minority lead
ership he was succeeded by Represen
tative Richardson, of Tennessee. Af
ter he had held the place for a short
time he gave place to Mr. Williams,
the present incumbent.
A week ago it looked as if the
friends of Representative DeArmand,
of Missouri, would mass their forces
to oust Mr. Williams when the cau
eus meets, but Mr. Williams has been
gaining strength so rapidly since his
defeat of Governor Vardaman for
the senate that there is now little
reason to believe that the Williams
opponents will make more than a de
monstration of opposition. On the
streets today and in political circles
wherever Demoerats are gathered-it
is the belief that Judge DeArmand
will run even though he should re
eeive only the votes of those Demo
crate dissatisfied with Mr. Williams
and his administration for personal
It is practically certain at the same
time that for the sake of party har
mony no -other Democrat will allow
his name to go before the caucus. In
that event Mr. William's re-elec
tion will be certain.
It is not at all certain that "Uncle
Joe" Cannon will be re-elected
Speaker of the House, although there
were in the last house 249 Republi
eans as against 136 Democrats, ar'd
the proportion will not be greatly
different during the next congress,
and that number, ordinarily, wogld
be enough to elect him without th, e
least trou~ble. It must be understood,
however, that of the 249 Republican
members all are not Cannon men,
and should another strong Republi
ean-of the stamp of Tawney, or
Payne, or Dalzell-come out for the
speakership the Republican element
of the house would not show a solid
front for Cannaon by any means.
There are a num'ber,of leading Re
publicans ~in the house-as well as
Democrats-who do not countenance
Mr. Cannon 's methods at all times,
and the statement has frequently
.been made by some of them that they
might as well he at home as for the
results accomplished by them under
.the Cannon regime.
The real fight on Mr. Cannon is
coming, if the present plans of Presi
dent Gompers, of the American Fed
eration of Labor, and his cio-workers
are carried out. because they say they
cannot, under Mr. Cannon's dictator
ship and rulings as well as his bos
sism of committees, secure - proper
legislation to protect the labor peo
ple of the United States. His short
comings during the three congresses
.ihe has served as speaker are set out
at length in the circular letters go
ing over the United States in the ef
fort to defeat him for re-election tio
lhat place. In these cireulars each
-instance whereby his rulings were
against the interests of organized la-i
bor have received special attention.
Chief of these is cited his action in
regard to the labor amendments to
the Sherman anti-trust law, the em
ployers' liability bill, the project of
creatinz a department of labor with a
seeretary in the president's cabinet,
the eight-iour labor bill. the abuse~
of the injunction measures and the
bill relating to alien labor on the
Panama 'Can aT. Mr. Cannon is charg-:
ed with having ruled against the in
terests of organized labor in each of
these instances. These are some of
the greivanuces Mr. Gompers and his
asmeiates in the Federation of I*lbor
have chalked up against Mr. Can
non. It remains, therefore, to see
which is the strongest-the Federa
tioni of Labor backed by three mil
lion members or Joseph G. Cannon,
speake': of the house of representa
tives anid leader of the 250 Republi
P. H. McG.
A woman's idea of economy is to
buy a 5-cent loaf of bread instead
of a dollar sack of flour.
THE AST DTJEL
In South Carolina Was Fought More
Than Twenty-three Years
J. H. Godfrey in Daily Mail.
The last duel fought ii South Car
olina, according to the regular duel
ing code, was fought about 23 years
ago when Col. E. B. Cash shot and
killed -Col. Shannon.
This duel occurred at Dubose 's
bridge, then in Darlington. county,
but now in Jee.
The people of the lower part of
this state have this incident fresh in
their memories, but the majority of
the up-country people have forgot
ten it. At the time, it caused a great
deal of talk all over the state. but a
greater part of this talk subsided
when Col. Cash was acquitted by a
It will be recalled that Col. -Cash
was one of the most prominent cit
izens of' his community. He owned
considerable land and was a prosper
ous planter. His wife was a Miss
Ellerbe of one of the best families in
lower South Carolina.
When the war' between the states
broke out, Col. Cash Was one of the
first to go to the front. He was
elected colonel of a regiment, which
position he held until his term, to
which he had been elected, expired.
When the second election of officers
of the regiment was held, Col. Cash's
name was dropped out. It is said
that on this account, he put some one
in the ranks in his place, and then
returned to his South Carolina home,
-saying that men were needed on the
farms to raise provisions for the men
in the army.
It seems that Col. Cash's wealth
really belonged to his wife and when
they separated, she placed her estate
in the hands of Shannon & Ddpass,
prominent attorneys in Camden.
Mrs. Cash had a brother named
Bob Elle&be, and it is frqquently,
said that he caused the differences to
exist betiveen Col. Cash and Col.
Shannon,, which resulted in the duel.
Others say that Cdl. Cash, in need of
money, looked to Col. Shannon to
supply his need, which Col. Shannon
refused to do. It is a matter of his
tory, however, that Col. Cash a:rd his
young son, Ellei76e Bogan Cash, Jr.,
who had only recently gradaated as
capt.ain at the Virginia Military in
stitute, became enraged with Col.
Shannon and that 'both of them start
ed by private conveyance from their
country home at Cash's station to
Camden to challenge Col. Shannon.
It is further said that the father did
not know that the son was on the
~same mission, nor did the 'son know
that the father was on his' way to
issue a challenge. - 'They made their
trip separately, and when young Cash
ar'rived at Camden, he found that his
father had 'been there before him and
had already accorded Col. Shannon a
challenge, which was promptly ac
eepted. Young Cash, although dis
appointed, then challenged Col. Shan
non's la.w partner, Mr. Depass, and
likewise this challenge was accepted.
It was arranged that Shannon and.
the elder 'Cash should meet at Du
bose's bridge on a certain morning at
sunrise. Col. Cash was an excellent
siot. His reputation was known far
True to their honor, Shannon and
Cash appeared at the dueling place
at the appointed hour. It is said that
Col.' Cash wanted'to test his pistol
before the dual and tlhat he did fire
one shot through a board in a fence
and that he afterwvards emptied the
remaining shots in the chambe'
ihrough the same hole.
The decision as to who should have
first shot was duly arranged accord
ing to the dueling code and it fell to
Col. Shannon's luck that he won. Col.
Shannon, who either was very much
excited, or :heoause hie wa's a poor
shot, fired wide of his mark. It is
said that his bullet hit in the mud
dietly in front of Col. Cash and
that it spattered mud on Col. Cash's
lothes. This did not unnerve the
steady colonel, for he placed himself
in position and fired and Shannon
It has been said t hat Col. Cash
WOre? a breast plate at the time of
the duel, ibut this rumor has been de
nied by h'is frien'ds an) associates.
Col. Cash was arrested and his trial
followed, which resulted in a verdict
of "not gui.lty.', It is said that he
had a friend in the jury roomn who
had agreed with him to display by a
'sinal with his hand how the jury
stood after retiring with the case and
that safter being out some time, Col.
Cash learned from his friend that
several were for acquittal and the
others for convictiion. He ~then re
tired to get a full night's sleep with
out wtaiting to learn of the verdict.
Tii' d'el between young Cash and
Mr. Depass never materialized. It
ti i; Ans)on counIty. N.. C.
:.t-" . r(oad to th lie dueling
place I,d bini through Chesterfield
coiL house, lie was arrested there
and put under a peace bond. Some
people have intimated that he allow
ed the news to go out to the court
house before he arrived there that
expected to pass through on his way
to the duel. This may be doing him
an injustice, but yet it is claimed
by Cash's friends.
Col. Cash died at a ripe old age.
His son had quite a different ending.
He was shot down and killed by a
posse, who had been ordered by the
grovernor to kill him at sight. He had
killed several people and he had been
declared an outlaw.
It will be recalled that he and his
bosom friend. Sam Lee, were found in
a hut in a La.;c %rest on the Pee
Dee river and that the posse sur
rounded the house at daybreak one
morning and began firing through
the weatheiboarding. Lee was the
first inmate to leave the house. He
jumped out of the door and was rec
ognized by some of the members of
the posse. But the men in the posse
on the other side of the house could
see nothing of him but his legs and
fired on him. The result is that Lee
is limping around near the Cash
plantation even to this day. Young
Bogan Cash was finally forced to
leave his refuge, which proved to be
not much of one, and as he stepped
out of the door, he was riddled with
bullets. It is said that he fired 'sev
eral shots at the posse after he had
fallen to the ground.
Bogan Cash was a good man when
he left the Virginia Military insti
tute. It is said that he made the best
captain that that instituition ever
had. But, his associations, after his
return to his home, were too much
for him and he soon went from good
to bad and from bad to worse. Hz
was buried in the family burial
ground near the' front steps of the
Cash mansion. And on his tomb
stone his aged father had this in
scription cut. "Ellerbe Bogan Cash,
born - and murdered - ." And
.in Latin on the lower part of the
slab is a verse which asks the ques
tion, who shall atone for this foul
deed and states that his best friende
deserted him and shot him dxmyn.
'It is a matter of history t'hat his
classmate, also a captain of the Fir
ginia Miliary institute, was captair
of the Cheraw guards during the oe
currences related above and that thi'
friend was ordered~ by the governol
to capture.'Cash dead or alive.
But the last duel in this state was
between Coi. Cash and Co,l. Shannon
for the South Carolina general as
sem,bIazsoon after the duel, enacted
an anti-dueling law, which is yet or
the statute books of this state.
A woman can brag about some
body in the famaily being an invalid.
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Effective 12.01 -a. m. (Eastern tim<
Sunday, November 24th, 1907, ti
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