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VOL. II:. MANNING, CLA RENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1888. NO, 25.
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MANNING. S. C.
OHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
F . WILSON.
MANNING. S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
.2 Notary Public with seal.
W 1M. H. INGRAM.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
- Office at Court House,
MANNING, S. C.
M . CLITON GALUCHAT,
PRACTICES Is COURTS OF
CHARLESTON and CLAREDOV.
Address Communications in care of Man
J OS. H. MONTGOMERY,
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
Main Street. SUMTER, S. C.
p-Collections a specialty.
W. F. B. HAIrSwoRTH, Sumter S, C.
B. S. Dmnsns, Manning, S. C.
H AYNSWORTH & DINKINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,j
MANNING, S. C.
DR. G. ALLEN HUGGINS,
- oFFICES -
MANNING AND KINGSTREE.
Kingstree,'from 1st to 12th of each month.
Manning, from 12th to 1st of each month.
9A. M.tol P.M. and2to4 P. M.
T J. RAGDON,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
FORESTON, S. C.
Offers for sale on Main Street, in business
-portion of the town, TWO STORES, with
suitable lots; on Manning and R. R. streets
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES, 4 and G
rooms; and a number of VACANT LOTS
suitable for residences, and in different lo
calities. Terms Reasonable.
Louis Cohen & Co.
'CHARLESTON, S. C.
Importers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Dry and Fancy Goods.
.WSamples and prices cheerfully sent
,on application. Orders entrusted to
Mme will receive my prompt personal at
tention. Will be pleased to see my
:friends from Clarendon County.
ISAAC M. LORYEA,
With Louis Cohen & Co.,
CHARLYASTO, S. C
.MAX G. Bryant, Jas. M. LEAND,
:Mouth Carolina. New-York
,-rand Central Hotel.
BRYANT & TLT AND, .PnoPRIETo~s.
Columbia, South Carolina.
The grand Cental is the largest and best
kepthotel in Columbia, located in the EN
ACT BUSINESS C.ENTER OF THE CITY,
there all Street Car Lines pass the door,
and its MENU is not excelled by any in the
~lotice of Application for Charter.
NTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN
iNapplication will be made to the General
Assembl~yof the State of South Carolina, for a
Charter for a Rail Road, to be known as the
Wilson and Summerton Rail Road, leading
from a point at nr near Wiison's Mill on
the Central Rail Road of South Carolina,
in Clarendon County, in said State, to
.or near to Summerton in said County,
and thence, if deemed expedient, to a
point on the Manchester and Augush4
Rail Road, at or near Antioch, in said
- CORONER'S NOTICE.
-TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
,.Nhave made arrangements with Mr. M.
K. Bell, of Manning, to - promptly forward
me any telegrams or other oflicial conmmuni
cations. By this meas I shall b~e able, ini
.a tew hours, to attend any ingnest.
P. C. COCH RAN,
Coroner Clarendon County.
F. VON SANTEN & SON,
FANCY GOODS, TOYS,
Costing from $4.50 to S40 each.
263 King Street,
CHAfRLESTON, S. C.
Mc~ahan, Brown & Evans,
Dry Goods, Boots, Shloes. anid
Nos. 224, 226 and 228 Meeting St.
Win. Burmester & Co.
HAY AND GRAIN,
Red Rust Proof OatS4 a Spe
Opposite Kerr's Wharf,
dHARLESTON S. C.
THE REPUBLICANS CARRY THE
COUNTRY BY A HEAVY VOTE.
All the "Doubtful States" Give Their Elec
toral Votes Against the National Democ
racy-Details of the Result.
Every State voted for Presidential
electors on the 6th instant. Every State
except Maine, Oregon and Vermont
elected members of Congress, each or
ganized Territory elected delegates and
State offices; and members of the Legis
lature were chosen by Colorado, Con
necticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, In
diana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minne
sota, Missouri,Nebraska,North Carolina,
South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia
- California elected her Legislature,
Chief Justice and Associate Judge of the
Supreme Court. Iowa and Ohio elected
minor State officers. Nevada elected a
Supreme Judge, regents of the Univer
sity and Legislature.
NewjHampshire and Tennessee elected
Governors and Legislatures. New Jer
sey elected the Legislature.
New York elected a Governor, Judge
of the Court of Appeals and Legislature.
Pennsylvania elected the Supreme
Court, Auditor and Legislature.
Proposed amendments to their con
stitutions, or general laws, were voted
upon by Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Ne
vada, New Hampshire, New York, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and
The interest in the contest centred
chiefly on New York, and next on New
Jersey, Connecticut and Indiana.
NEw Yonx, November 6.-2.45 A. M.
-Returns received at the United Press
office by counties, by majorities which
are estimated, indicate that Harrison has
carried New York by about 10,000
NEw Yonx, November 6.-The Herald
this morning says: At the hour of going
:o press with our first edition, the prob
abilities indicate the election of Gen.
Harrison to the Presidency. This opin
ion is based upon dispatches received
from all the States in the Union and
which may be divided as follows:
Cleveland-Alabama, Arkansas, Con
necticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mis
sissippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia,
Harrison-Colorado, Illinois, Iowa,
Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michi
gan, Minnesta, Nebraska, New Hamp
shire, New York, Vermont and Wiscon
Doubtful-California, Nevada and In
iana-26. Necessary to elect, 201.
Conceding the votes of Connecticut
and New Jersey to Mr. Cleveland and
regarding Indiana, California and Ne
vada as .doubtful, Gen. Harrison has a
majority in the electoral college. The
figures show the election of David B.
Bill as Governor, and of Hugh J. Grant
as mayor. Political lesson of the elec
tion is that the national supremacy of
the Democrat party has been sacrificed
to the ambition of David B. Hill and
Abram S. Hewitt.
NEw YoR, November 6.-The city
complete gives for Mayor, Grant 107,
537, Hewitt 68,134, Erhardt 67,725,
NEW YoRn, November 6.-Total city
ote, allowing for 4 election districts in
asis of vote 852 districts, Cleveland
62,907; Harrison ,105,821; .Fisk 1,300;
Nin huded and eleven outside dis
rits give Harrison 222,599; Cleveland
76,851;' Fisk 104,657.
The same in 1884 gave Blaine 198,552,
leveland 163,457, St. John 9,620.
NEw YoBE. November 6.-Returns al
ready received indicate that the entire
ammny city aod county ticket is
keted by a large plurality. The Re
ublicans run about even with the coun
Nuw YOBK, Novmber 7,.-There is
othing to change the indications that
arrison has carried this State. The
fficial count in New York city gives
arrison 105,726 and Cleveland 162i,981;
leveland's majority 57,255.
The Evening Telegram (Dem.) eays
arrison carries the State by about
0000 and Hill by 17,000.
The Commercial Advertiser says late
returns indicate the election of Hiarrison,
nd that Hill has 1.0,000 plurality.
The Mail and Express (Rep.) says
arrison has the State by over 10,000.
The World says Cbairman Bie re
ues to concede Harrison's election. Hie
has not yet conceded New York State.
The Republican National Committee
make the following statement to the
RinUBLacas Na2IosAn BEADQUARTERS,
November 7.--In view of c aim being
promulgated by the DemocraticNational
Committee that they have carried the
State of New York for Cleveland, and
that they are sending telegrams to their
local committees all over the State to
that effeet, the Republican National
Committee have sent out to the Chair
man of each Republican County Com
mittee of the State the following tele
Although full returns from every
county in the State show New York
salely for Harrison by upwards of 15,000
plurality, the Demrocrats are telegraph
ng to their county chairmen claiming
the State and urging them to pay atten
tion to the returns. See to it that the
returns are thoroughly guarded till
<Iflially canvassed. .In carse of necessity,
employ counsel. Notify us of any
tampering with returns. Communicate
with your town committee at once if
necessary by special messenger.
M. S. QUAY,
J. S. FASSET.
ABANY, November 7.-The Evening
Journal estimates a plurality of 12,000
for Harrison and 7,030 for Hill in New
York State, and a Republican gain of
nine Assemolymen. The Congressional
delegation is unchanged in political pro
NEW Yonrt, November 7.-Returns
have been coming in slowly all day, but
unless some most unexpected reversea
of the State votes alresay known tran
spr, the election of Harrison may bc
considered as certain. The leading
newspapers, of all political faiths, con
cede a Republican victory, but the
Democratic National Committee stil
continued to assert that they do not give
up New York. This claim, however, as
the day went by with no material change
in Republican majorities in the up.
counties already reported, and as each
new county showed continued Republi"
can gains, gradually lost effect in Wal]
street, and with immense throngs in the
streets in front of the two national head
quarters and newspaper offices; and
to-night the streets are given over to
Republican paraders and the song
'Grover's in the cold, cold ground," is
being hummed everywhere. A report
this morning that Illinois was doubtful,
revived Democratic hopes, and whe The
News issued an extra claiming Cleve
land's re.election on this report, the ex
citement was intense. In Wall street
the market became weak and feverish,
and Republicans looked anxious.
By 2 o'clock, however, with bulletins
from Repiblican headquarters from
Quay, assuring Republican success, and
later reports stating that Illinois was
sure for Harrison by twenty thousand
the excitement subsided.
A second rumor became current in the
afternoon that an error had been dis
covered in the vote of Kings county,
giving Cleveland ten thousand more ma
jority. This was soon disproved and
New Jersey being conceded to the
Democrats by six thousand to eight
thousand, all eyes turned toward Con
necticut and Indiana. Returns came
very slow from both States, but at 6 P.
M. a careful estimate gave Connecticut
to Cleveland by about four hundred
majority and Indiana to Harrison by
three thousand to four thousand. in
Connecticut the vote is so close that an
official count may be necessary to decide
the contest, as has been the case in that
State several times before.
Nevada is Republican by about one
thousand, Oregon by four thousand, and
Michigan by about twelve thousand.
California and West Virginia are still
much in doubt, both sides claiming
them, with chances in favor of the Dem
ocrats in the former, and of the Repub
licans in the latter.
In New York City Tammany Hall's
clear sweep of all offices astonishes every
one. The reports from the interior of
the State show that the vote of Hill leads
that of Cleveland in about the same pro
portion as that indicated earlier, and
point to a plurality for Hill of about
seventeen thousand. Hill's great run is
made the universal expression of the
opinion that he will be the next Demo
cratic Presidential candidate.
Cleveland's defeat in the State is due
to his reduced majorities in Kings and
Queens counties, and Warner Miller's
high license candidacy and admirable
canvass of the State, which cut the pro
hibition vote in theup counties to pieces.
As far as can be judged, the tariff issue
played but little part in the matter. De
pew's influence with the railroad vote
played also a part. MSuch indignation is
expressed over the Democratic defection
in Kings county, and charges of treach
ery are openly made against Boss Mc
Churin. In the city Republican heelers
knifed Ehrdardt for mayor. The cor
rected State vote at 6 P. M. gave Cleve
land 77,732, Harrison 87,773, Miller
58,863, Hill 69,997. In the city Grant
received 114,138, Hewitt 70,931, Ehr
hardt 70,873 and Coogan 9,617. The
collapse of Coogan, the labor candidate,
who claims to have spent over a hundred
thousand dollars on his election, is sur
General Harrison telegraphs Senator
Quay'as follows: "Accept my heartiest
ongratulations. .I owe my success mn
great measure to your untiring efforts."
He also telegraphs that his advices
give a Republican majority in Illinois of
twentytive thousand, Indiana six thou
sand or seven thousand, and California
Chairman Brice and Chairman Mur
tha, of the Democratic State Committee,
weie not visible this afternoon to re
porters who endeavored to obtain a
statement from them as to the King's
ounty vote. Secretary Defreest, of the
State committee, being interviewed on
the subject, said: "I c mn't tell what the
State committee will do, but you can say
the grosest kinds of frauds prevail, not
only in the county, but in several other
parts of the State. We have an investi
gating committee at work on the returns
now, and I assure you they will take
pro npt action,"
NEW YoRK, November 8 -An exira
edition of the World says: Chairman
Brice of the Democratic National Exec
utive Committee concedes the election
of General Harrison. Captain Mc
Clemnan, Chairman of the Campaign
Conmittee, was the only member of the
Natintal Committee at headquarters this
morning, and he made the authoritative
announcement of Chairman Brice's con
cession of a Republican victory.
The World puts California and In
diana in the Republican column and
givesa Harrison 233 votes in the Electoral
TRENTON, Novemoer 7.-The Demo
cratic plurality in New Jersey is now
put down at 5,000. The Democrats
elected to Congress are Geisenheimer in
the third district, Fowler in the fourth
and McAdoo in the seventh. The Re
publicans elected are Bergen in the first,
Buchanan in the second, Beckwith in
the fifth and Lehlback in the sixth. The
Legislature will be Democratic by a close
vote. The Senate stands Democrats 11,
Republicans 10. This is the first time
in ten years that the Democrats have had
the Senate. The lower house is claimed
by the Republicans to be a tie, but the
Demcrats say they have a majority.
The closeness oft the Legislature will
make the race for United States Senator
next winter unusually exciting.
HARTFORD, November 7.-Editor
Sprey of the Post says: "Connecticut
gives Cleveland 384 plurality, but error
in New Haven may change it to Harri
Later State returns elect Congress.
man Edward W. Seymour, Dem., in the
fourth district by the vote of Newton.
His majority is 398. The Congresssmen
are thus equally divided, two each.
HARTFORD, November 7.-Completer
returns in the State give Cleveland
74,904, Harrison 74,519, Fisk 7,181:
Clvland's plurality 385.
INDIAAPors, November 7.-Eigh
hundred and forty precincts in Indians
give Harrison 132,547 and Cleveland
125,813. The same precincts in 1889
gave Blaine 130,367 and Cleveland
119,910. Full returns from twenty-seven
counties out of ninety-two show a net
Republican gain of 2,355. The Repub
lican State Committee claim that Harri
son has carried the State by 5,000 plu
rality. The Democratic committee claim
the State by 3,000 to 6,000.
The Feeling in Washington.
WAsaINGTON, November 7.-Business
was especially suspended in the depart
ments and at the White House. Several
members of the cabinet called on the
President, as also did Justice Lamar
and Chief Justice Faller They did not
remain long, however, and Secretary
Whitney remarked on leaving that he
was not surprised atthereult, especially
in New York, where he had for some
days past seen evidences of Republican
success. He said he thought the change
was due to the persistent presentation of
the false idea that tariff reform meant
free trade. It seemed impossible in the
length of time given to the campaign to
educate to educate the masses.
Shortly after noon Mrs. Cleveland,
who spent last night at the White
House, took a carriage and drove quiet
ly to Oak View, where she will be kept
informed by telephone of any later news.
In the departments the Democratic
clerks and officials are wrestling with
figures and possibilities and rumors, and
hoping that some unexpected develop
ment may yet give the result to Cleve
Secretary McPherson, of the Republi
can Congressional committee, puts the
next House at 14 Republican majority.
"Well, we are beaten," said Colonel
Lamont, as he entered the White House
this morning. "I stayed at the White
House until 1 o'clock looking at the re
turns, and there seemed no doubt of it.
Republican gains in the interior of New
York were heavy, and there was a stir
up in Ring's county that I don't under
stand. I thought it had gone against us
at 8 P. M."
At 1 o'clock this afternoon a salute of
218 guns, one for each electoral vote
claimed by Harrison, was fired by the
Republicans on the White lot, adjoining
the White House grounds. Husiness
has been at a stand still and in the de
Colonel Lamont says Governor Hill
had done all he could for the ticket, and
the vote he got in excess of Cleveland
was largely from the Republican liquor
ESTIMATED MAJORITY BY STATES.
The followingtable embraces the States
heard from up to mid-night.
Arkansas......... 20,000 ......
Colorado........ ...... 8,000
California....... .... ......
Connecticut...... 400 ......
Delaware......... 3,300 ......
Florida.......... 1,200 ......
Georgia ......... 25,000 ... .
Illinois.......... ...... 20,000
Iowa............ ...... 20,000
Indiana.......... ...... 25,000
Kansas .......... ...... 65,000
Kentucky........ 35,000 ......
Louisiana........ 35,000 ...
Maine ........... ..... 23,000
Maryland......... 0,000 ......
Massachusetts..... ...... 24,000
Michigan........ ...... 12,000
Minnesota ....-... .... 20,000
Missouri......... 30,000 ......
Nebraska ........ ...... 30,0()
Nevada.......... ...... 1,000
New Jersey......-6,946 ...
North Carolina. ..25,000 ......
South Carolina... 40,000 ...
Texas............140,000 . .
West Virginia.... ...... ...
THE STATE ELECTION.
The contest in South Carolina on the
6th instant was a one-sided affair, except
in a very few counties. With the excep
tion of an unimportant disturbance in Sum
ter and one in Hampton, the whole election
was very quiet. The Democratic vote was
noticeably smasll everywhere. We give
belowv items from the counties where there
was anything of special importance.
The election at Aiken passed off quietly.
No disturbances of any kind occurred.
Thue vote was as follows;
A t the Federal box: Total vote cast 530,
of which Cleveland received 360; Harrison,
185. For Congress: Tillman, 364; Smith,
At the State boxes: Total vote cast, 309;
for Governor, 299; State officers. 294; So
licitor, 290; State Senator, 283; Represen
tatives, 296; other county officers, 286.
Constitutional amendment relative to Pro
bate Judge-Yes, 190; No, 84. Constitu
tional amendment for School Commission
er-Yes, 208; No, 85.
Returns come in slowly. Col. Elliott
made a fine run, and Miller's majority is
not near as large as was expected. W. J.
Virdier. a staunch Democrat, has been
elected to the State Senate. The county
fusion ticket met with entire success.
There are three precincts yet to be heard
from. Those beard from give Elliott a
majority of 850. Bishopville, Manchester
and Carter's Crossing are not yet in.
Elliott's majority in the county will proba
bly reach 1,000. The whole county ticket
From Oconee. .
Tefolow1 is the result of the vote
in Tcoe ounty: For President: Cleve
land. 1,213; Harrison, 237. state officers.
1,128. Congress. Cothran, 1,225. State
Senator: R. E. Mason (Dem.), 1,158; T.
Y. C. Fahnstock (Ind.), 313. The county
ticket received the same vote as the State.
A builder says there is now a general de
mandl for grates in houses, not so much for
heating purposes as on account of the
cheerful feeling inspired by open fires, and
because no modern home is considered com
plete from an artistic point of view without
AMERICN WOMEN PRE-EMINENT.
The Best Dressed, the Best Looking and
the Most Stylish.
(From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.)
American women are accustomed to
being called the best dressed women in
the world, and in a certain way and to a
certain extent this is correct. They have
more money and more leisure than the
women of any country in the world,
more freedom in the use of both, and,
not being so much hampered by circum
stances and traditions, they can draw
from all sources and collect in the sum
total of their dress something of all other
In other countries-though there is
no longer in "society" the distinction
and division created by purely national
costume-there are differences quite per
ceptible to trained eyes, which show
both the influence of temperament and
the controlling nature of circumstance.
The German women, for example, have
an exquisite perception of color. They
excel in color combination. They pro
duce the loveliest embroidery in colors
upon linens and other fabrics for house
hold uses; but they do not put it into
their dress-that is, there is nothing of
it seen in the ordinary dress of the mass
es. There are two reasons for this: One
is their poverty, the other a public
opinion which condemns the working
woman if she shows any evidence of
willingness to attract attention by the
gaiety of her attire. If she is above the
rank of the peasant, and must be seen
upon the streets or in publicin her efforts
to earn her daily bread, her dress must
be black, or absolutely neutral, to pre
serve herself from remark, or at least
from the inference that she is frivolous.
The workingwomen of France are
bound in very much the same way; but
they have acquired more pecuniary iu
dependence; they control almost all the
retail business of the country, and if
they had the taste for which they receive
the credit, would have worked out
beautiful ideas. But at this moment
France is very much like America; it
receives its ideas second hand, and only
imposes certain sumptuary laws through
the wickedness of its men, who procure
whatever is made attractive to their eyes
and imagination. In England it is
diferent. Englishwomen are a type by
themselves, and with the energy of the
Saxon and the tenacity of the Briton
originate ideas and create conditions
which influence the rest of the world.
The American woman is French and
ugiish when she is not wholly Irish or
Get man, while the Austrian woman is
rench and German, and in her inde
pendence and activity are a constant re
minder of the American. But the
American women has a little of all in her
dress. She will wear lace like the
Austrian, a practicrl walking dress like
the Englishwoman, all the draperies and
caprices of the French demimonde,
blends colors like an Orie-tal, and loves
fur like a Russian. Sooner or later,
moreover, she gratifies her tastes. The
girl who dreamed dreams in a cotton
sun bonnet, wears $6,000 worth of lace
in a London drawing room, where, as
an American, she is the equivalent of a
duchess. The woman who spent half
her life cooking upon a rickety stove in
u log cabin is a serene old lady in her
later years, who takes her niece to Europe
and wears sealskin coats and India shawls
worth a small fortune.
DISPLACtie Ni..KO LifOR.
Germans Working on the Lousiana Plan
Sonic remarkable changes in the labor
system of Lousiana are taking place.
Agent Becker, of the German Society,
states that he had, during October, sent
over a thousand German laborers to the
sugar plantations. All these have been
sent to the upper coast, the work at La
fourche and the Teche being on the lowi r
oast, on what is called the Orange Belt,
begins fually a month later. Mr. Ker
nochan, has, ho-rever, already received
twenty-five and Governor Warmoth
forty, who are asked for to plant cane.
In about a week the for warding of labor
ers will begin for that section, where
several hundred more will be r qaired,
which Mr Becker expects to be able to
suply. Governor Warmoth alone will
hire more than one hundred.
The agents, observations show that
German labor is steadily growing in
favor, as well as in importance, both in
the cultivation and manufacture of sugar,
and will soon prove a formidable c >m
ptitor to negro labor, as greatly superior
in efficiency and reliabilhty. T'.e deesy
of the negro plantation labor is marked.
In 1863 nine tenths of the plantation
hands were colored; in 1878 eight-tenths,
and this year the figure is reduced to
seven-tenths, with a prospect of a much
more rapid redaction in the next few
few years. The secret of success in
sugar raising is shown to be in small
farms and white labor. As a rule the
few settlers coming here from New Eng
land and the West, of which several
hundred families have come in the past
two years, will not employ negroes as
field bands at all. On~e, white man in
the fld is worth two negroes. Meantime
the negroes have almost monopolized
the freight hand business of the cities
and landings. As steamboat roustabouts
they are always in demand at from $50
to $75 per month and sauce on their
pudding, so there is no fear that they
A Murderer Arrested.
Jlohn Hlardin, a Beech Island negro, who
in June, 187A. killed his cousin, Elbert
Hfardin, first by shooting him down ad
aferwrds brainzg him with a club in a
most brultal mu:mner, wais arrestedl on the
ml.1irhy el N vembe [r aLt Le['sburg, L. ie
Couty. lridam, by She.2ilT .John 1'. G~ a.
lownv. Sb.r lf Hi'licy1 h!:i kn..'w: of lar
de' ihehu fL).) . r se.veral nwin! hs, and
has seenn o <resi;;le: cc with tbe lo'i
da Su.eri t, ha Ion ing ti the prevaleie of
yliAw .er inthat c uu'.ry, he deemed it
advisibai to wait until it, was safe to order
his arest. A sh >rL while ago he forwar
ded the necessary papers, and on Thursday
ht he received a telegram notifying him
of Hardin's arrest. Deputy Luther Holley
went down last week for the prisoner and
returned with him Monday night, and
lodged him in jail at this place. - Hardin
was going by the name of John Bates.
"One ticket for me, and two children's
tickets for my two little sons." "Excuse
me, but your older son is certainly o:de~r
than twelve." "~O yes; but the little one is
as much younger than twelve as the big
ne is older."
BLAINE GIVEN THE LIE.
Hugh S. Thompson Shows the Utter
Falsity of the Statements of the Plumed
Knave Respecting the Treasury.
A Washington special to the New
York Herald says: I called to-night at
the residence of Acting Secretary of the
Treasury Hugh S. Thompson, in relation
to the following declaration made by
Mr. Blaine in his speech at New Haven,
Conn. Mr. Blaine is quoted in to-day's
Herald as saying on that occasion:
'"I find that ther has been $60,000
loaned to the national banks without
interest. I say loaned to the national
banks, the pet banks, while only $4,
500,000 have gone to pay the debt of
the nation during the past month."
Governor Thompson read the para
graph carefully, and then with great
deliberation said: "Ihis is of a piece
with the many other wilful misrepre
sentations which Mr. Blaine has made
about the treasury department. No man
who has been as long in pa lic life as
Mr. Blaine, and who is a familiar with
public matters as he, could have made
that statement and believed it to be true
when he made it. Mr. Blaine's obvious
purpose was to deceive the masses, but
he knew perfectly well that no banker
or other business man familiar with the
treasury statements, which are issued
monthly, would be misled by his mis
"The last public debt statement, is
sued November 1, shows that the debt,
less ttie cash in the treasury November
1, was about $4,500,000 less than it was
October 1. This Mr. Blaine assumes
to represent the actual decrease in the
public debt. As a matter of fact," con
tinued the acting secretary, "I purchased
during the month of October of the
interest-bearing debt over $29,000,000
worth of bonds. I cannot state the
premium accurately, as I have not the
data at hand, but I should say, speaking
generally, that it amounted to upward
of $4,500,000 additional, making in all
about $33,500,000 decrease in the debt
during the month of October."
Passing to the oft-repeated charge
that the secretary of the treasury had
loaned $60,000,000 to the national banks
of the country, without interest, Gover
nor Thompson said:
"The object sought to be conveyed by
this statement is that the' bene'siciaries
in each case are banks owned or con
trolled by Democrats. My best reply
to this is a quotation from the speech
delivered by Secretary Fairchild at the
business men's meeting Wall street on
the 13th of October last. Rleferring to
this very charge Mr. Fairchild said:
"I need not add that there was abso
ltely no favortism in this matter, the
banks were designated and deposits
made in the order of the applications,
political and personal friends and foes
were treated exactly alike, the widest
possible distribution was sought, until
almost every State and Territory had
one or more depositories and could use
of the money which rightfully belonged1
to their business. There are a number.
of banks with deposits of a million and
over. I know the politics of the o ilicers
of very few of these depositories. Bat
Ihave in my mind now-a half doz n
where I know the officers to be promi
nent and zealous Republicans, and I 1
can think of but one where the officers
are Democrats of prominence. But ,
have never given a thought to the poli
ties of the bank officer. My only thought
was the security of the deposit and re
lief to the public from financial dis
"Referring to Mr. Blaine's further
declaration that out of the $60,000,000
thus loaned a large fund had been pro
vided to re-elect Mr. Cleveland, the act
ing secretary simply remarked, 'That is
too absurdly false to dignify with a de
The Western National Bank got
money on deposit of national securities,
just as hundreds of other national banks
got it. The amount could not exceed a
million of dollars, and in putting it out
the treasury knew nothing about the
political preferences of any bank presi-'
dent or other officer.
Pen Picture of the Midnight Sun.
The'~idnight sun is 'thus discribed in
"A Jubilee Jaunt to Norway." Imagine
yourself on a ship at anchor looking west
or straight in front of you. There is a
broad expanse of sea a little to your
right hand, behind you will be the
rgged coast, and to your left the Iong,
narrow fiord between the islands and the
mainland that the steamer has just tra
versed. 'You watch the sun as it slowly,
slowly sets; the island and the coasts
look like a rich, dark purple, and the
shadows cast by the ship's mast, &c,
grow longer and longer. After a bit,
when the sun had sunk apparently twelve
feet from the horizon, it stops and seems
to remain stationary for about twenty
minutes; then the very seagulls hide
away, while the air on a sudden strikes
chilly. Each one has an awed, expect
ant feeling, and surrounding even the
tourist steamer broods a silence that may
be felt. Soon the sun rises very slowly
once again, and the yellow clouds
change with his uprisirg to even greater
beuty, ilrst to the palest primrose and
then to a bluish pink. The sky, which
was just now rose color, becomes gray,
then pale emerald green, and lastly blue.
Rock after rock stands out caught by
the sun's bright rays, and the reign of
day has begun once more.
Statisties of Divorce.
The bureau of statistics has been en
gaged for a considerable time past in the
effort to ascertain the number of divorces
that have been granted in the United
States during the twenty years between
1866 and 1886. The compilation is very
nearly completed. The statistics bear
ing upon the subject have been derived
from the records of the tw'enty thousand
courts of law having jurisdiction in th'e
matter. The report, it is said, will con
tain a vast amount of information of
great value from a national point of
view, and particularly as a basis of
future legislation. There is no country
in the civilized world where marriage is
so easy as in the United States, and
where divorces are so common.
"Did you ever meet Miss Ruggles's fa
ther?" said one travelling man to another.
"Yes, once or twice." 'Pretty old man,
isn't he?" "Not so very; at any rate, he is
quite young enough to trip the light fants
tic toe." "The light fantastic toey" "Yes,
wit me on the end of it."
TOO MUCH EXERCISE.
A School Girl Said to have been Paralyzed
(From the Philadelphi Record.)
The calisthenics drill by Section 3 of
Class C of the Girls' Normal School is
condemned by Druggist Charles R.
Haig, who alleges that the length and
severity of the present system is re
sponsible for the serious illness of his
sixteen-year-old daughter, Anna. This
is Miss Anna's second year in the Nor
mal School, and she belongs to a class
that is assigned two hours eachalternate
week for instruction in the calisthenic
department. The girls are all clad in ex
ercise suits of flannel and use light
wooden dumb-bells and wands for gym
nastic purposes. Section 3 consists of
sixty girls, the majority of whom have
had a year's experience in calisthenic
exercises. The delia puls, who in
eluded a small proportion of the class,
are E'ccused from physical exercise on
the presentation of a physician's re
quest. On Friday night, after her ex
ercise in the calisthenc department, Miss
Haig was taken with violent pains in
the neck and head. By Saturday the
right side of her face was paralyzed. Dr.
Ziegler, the family physician, ascribed
the paralysis to over-indulgence in calis
thenic manoeuvres. The young lady has
suffered very much, and Mr. Haig says
that under no circumstances will he allow
his daughter to resume physical exercise
when she shall return to the Normal
The physical exercises are given under
the supervision of Miss Grace Spiegle,
who is a person of experience in the
calisthenic departments attached to pub
schools, and is known to be very con
siderate of her pupils. "l distinctly re
member that Miss Heig was excused'
from calisthenics all of last term on the
presentation of a physician's certifieste
that she was unable to indulge in such
exercises," said Miss Spiegle yesterday.
"But Section 3 of Class C has had only
one hour this term'tn calisthenics. But
one hour and fifteen minutes actual time
in two weeks is devoted by C 3 to my
department. The time is dividedin this
way: Ten minutes are devoted to the
use of the wand and afiteen to explaining
the physical movement. This interval
rests the scholars and another ten min
utes are spent in exercising. The girls
then recite a portion of the lesson, and
after this second rest a short conversation
is indulged in, and the session closes
with ten minutes more of exercises. I
watch the girls very closely, and any
Scholar who I think is not capable of en
during the easy exercises I eyruse from
performing them. Contrary to proving
an injury, it has greatly benefitted the
young girls, as numbers of. then} oeg
testify, and they look forward with
pleasure to the hour they spend in my
Wanted the Postmaster.
"Where's the postmaster?" demanded a
long, bony woman, with a freckled face,
who presented herself it one of the deliv
ery windows in the post office the otler
"What is it you wish, madam?" inquired
"Are you the postmaster?"
'No, ma'am, but-"
"Thought you didn't look old enough.
IS the postmaster I want, young man. I
ion't want no truck with you. Will you
go and tell him I'd like to see him?'
"He is busy now; but if you will state
your business, perhaps I ,can attend to it.
You are keeping other people wait-"
"Young man, I've walked eleven blocks
to get here, and I pay as much to support
this post office as any woman of my means
in the city. I'm going to get what I came
or or I'll raise the biggest row you ever
saw. You're a-listening to me. are you,
"I am, madam. Will you please tell me
what you wish?"
"I want to get a letter I mailed this
mornin"g to Mrs. Edward Felix Winterbot
tom, Newburyport, Essex county, Mass
She's my cousin-"
"What do you want it for?"
"I want to write 'In haste' on.the back.
I forgot to write it before I dropped it in,
and the letter's important."
"I can't do such a thing as that for you,
ma'am. Besides, it isn't necessary."
"It ain't, hey? Perhaps you know more
about writing letters than I do. Perhaps
you're 55 years old and have carried on a
correspondence with friends in the Eatfor
thirtyiseven years. you long legged1Iallowv
haired dude. If you don't go and fetdh
But the post office policemen gently led
her from the buildinig.-Chicago Tribune.
Death or Isaac Hayne.
Speaking of the death of Mr. Isaac
Hayne, the News and Courier says:
The shock felt at the announcement of
the death of Mr. Isaac Hayne was not con
ined to the large circle of his immediate
triends, but extended ;throughout our
entire community; and the recent knowl
edge of his sickness had not prepared us
for the melancholy tidings. With name
and lineage identified through generations
with the faithful discharge of high duties,
Mr. Hayne in all the relations of life filled
the full measure of responsibility. Of
blameless life and gentle and amiable dis
position, coupled with a tenacity and firm
ness of purpose which never failed, he de
served and won the confidence and regard
of all to whom he was known; and his loss
will be widely and de.eply felt.
Mr. Hlayne was graduated from the South
Carolina College in the class of 1858; and
it was characteristic of him that his college
friends remained his life-long friends. He
.utdied law in the office of Hayne & Miles,
of which firm his father, the Hon. Isaac
W. Hayne, Attorney General of South
Uarolin, was the senior member, and was
admitte i to the bar in 1881.
Mr. Hlayne was only in his 50th year, and
ihis career seems to us to have been abrupt
v and prematurely ended; but the exam
'l ef his lhfe will be a heritage not only to
his children, but to the Bar, to the city and
a' the State.
Fatal Accident at Florence.
FLORENcE, Nov. 6.-Young Tofnimle
Moore. a son of Mr. C. C. Moore, while in
charge of ashooting gallery to-night during
the absence of the proprietor, was acci
dentally shot in the left cheek by Claude
Waters, a friend of his, and died from the
effects of the wound in about an hour.
Special to News Courier.
A Murder at Gaffney City.
SPARTAF'BURG, Nov. 6.-There was a
homicide at Gaff ney City last night. John
Petty ehot Dave Lindsay, kiling him,
about a game of cards. Petty has fled and
cannot be found.-Special to News and