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B. R. TILLMAN.
B. R. Tillnan the farmeri' pride,
Is tall and somNewhat slii;
And though he has but one gVoo me
Spots terikstes with a viw.
He blazes out the farers' rotei,
And shows him how to win;
By ousting those who holds the reins,
And putting others in.
The farmer has been wrnged and robbed,
And kept quite in the dark;
And now when Tillman says, "Awake,
The wolves begin to bark.
He pays all debts of civil strife.
And makes the ocean white with sail;
But when he asks to look within,
It creates an awful wail.
But the Tillmanites are in the tight,
With a leader brave and bold;
Who has sworn that those who follow him,
Shall no more feel the cold.
Then onward roll in Tillman:s wake,
Let rings and devils hoot;
But we will elect him Governor,
With a solid house to boot.
The tillers of the soil,
The back bone of the nation;
Will sustain their well tried friend,
In spite of all creation.
The ballot box in the farmers' hand,
Makes tyrants dread the day;
For them through the batlot,
To give the farmers sway.
Then let the Tillman voter,
With the ballot in his hand;
Sustain this fearless leader,
Throughout Carolina's land.
He is denounced as a demogogue,
Who will split the party wide;
But we intend to run him.
From mountain top to tide.
Tillman has the inside track,
The farmers on his side;
And into the gubernatorial chair,
He's bound to take a slide.
Then stand from under let her roll,
The farmers rule the day;
This party splitting demagogue,
Is bound to have his sway.
A. J. EvaxS,
Late of the Pickens Rangers.
Jessamine Valley, Orangeburg County
July 10th, 1890.
REVOLUTION IN BRAZIL.
Troops of the Garrison Open Fire-Fight
ing in the Street.
Brmos AYrEs, July 26.-A revolu
tion broke out here this morning. The
troops in the garrison rebelled anc
firing is now going on. All the shops
are closed and fighting is taking place
in the streets. Senor Carcia, Mmistei
of Finance, is held a prisoner by the
A revolutionary government is an
nounced with Senor Arem as Presiden
and Senor Romero as. Minister of Fi
nance. The authorities still hold out
but the revolutionary movement is ex
Early on Saturday the artillery, join
ed by some civilians. took the firs1
steps to overthrow the government
The troops and police parleyed.
The firing was opened at Parlerm<
and soon extended to the Plaza Laval
le. The infantry and artillery kept u]
a heavy firing all the morning. The
police fired at and dispersed a crow<
around the Government house, but th(
people kept firing from the houses.
A determined group of forty met
stood pluckily at their arms in front o
- " vernment house, while the roa
of art e and roll of musketry cam
nearer and nearer. A policeman, i1
mere wantonness, split an English
man's head open with his sabre and z
bystander shot the policeman down.
In the afternoon the revolutionar
Government issued its first decree
This ordered the mobilization of th
national guard, and appointed Nicola
Menaltez chief of police. At 5 o'cloc]
on Saturday afternoon two attacks wer
made by the Government troops oi
the citizens' battalions. The troop!
were repulsed both times. Policemej
and artillerymen are lying dead ij
Idaho, with 16,013 voters, and a cot
stitution that disfranchises all membex
of the Mormon Church, whether Poll
gamoists or not, has been admitted int
the Union on the assurance that hE
congressman and two senators will t
republicans. On precisely the sam
assurance Wyoming has been admnitte
wvith 18,010 voters, male aud female, an
a constitution which gives the ballot n<
only to polygamous Mormons, butt
-each one of their plural wives.
At the same time New Mexico wit
100,000 and a school attendance of 43,0C
pupils is kept out of the Union becaus
shte can not be relied upon to elect repul
lican senators, and for the same reaso
Arizona is refused admission althoug
the last census credited her wiith doubh
thep opulation of Wyoming.
We agree with the Ocala, Fla., Ne'
Capital that this is legislating for pari
rather than country, and no pretext ea
disguise the intent and purpose of it..
is of a piece with the partisan actic
which has disfranchised more than
dozen districts in the present Hlous
by unseating men elected by the peop:
and seating men defeated at the ball<
The Agony Over in Aiken.
*Aixmm, July 24.-Aiken County's pr
mary came off Tuesday. The follov
ing ticket was elected: Representi
tives-John Gary Evans. Owen Alde
man, F. P. Woodward, Mansel Gunte
ScolCommissioner-Luther W. Wi
liams. Probate Judge-John F. Gastoi
Auditor-Dave H. Wise. County Con
missioners-J. B. Kitchings, George 'T
Sawyer, Charles J. Pardue. For Trea:
urer, up to two weeks ago, there wei
three candidates-W. A. West, J. A. 3
Gardner and Mack Mitchell. The Go'
ernor appointed Mr. Gardner to sers
for two years, the office being vacat
by removal of J. E. Murray. On M
Gardner's receiving the appointment h
withdrew from the race. Mr. West ali
withdrew. Mr. Mitchell continued t1
fight and received the majority of vote
and says he is elected. Mr. Gardne
says he will stay, as it is an appointiv
Got Rtight at Last.
Announcing his withdrawal from ti
Republican party, Mr. Leonidas
Moore, of North Carolina, says: "F<
twenty years past in every election, bol
national and State, I have cast my ba
lots for the Republican party. 1 ha,
continued in the same old course. TI
time has come, however, in my jud:
ment, when no man who lives in tI
South can longer affiliate with the R
publicanparty without an utter indiffe
ence to the well-being of the whole pe
ple of the Southern States. The legisi
tion of the present Congress has het
such as to convince any man of sen:
that if the South does not to a man r
sist the encroachment of' the Repub]
can party upon its rights and interes
very soon we will be but province
so to speak, and the general legislatic
of t'ie 1 epublic will not apply to us."
Stumping Against is Father.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 28.-ThoD
as Long, Esq., of Walker County,
making a vigorous Democratic ca1
vass. He is a son of the Republici
candidate for Governor. Both live
Walker and both are popular, but tl
young man cannot tolerate Republica
ways and methods. The county is clos
and may go for both the Longs. .2
any rate, young Long is making sple:
did Democratic speeches and arousir
his friends to the duty they owe tl
It Threatens Revolution.
The attention of Speaker Reed is c
rected to the fact that the keeper of t1
House restaurant is retailing his pies
six parts. This is not only unpatriott
but threatens revolution. It wa nev
intended that the American pie shou
produce more than five slices.
Earthquake Shock in Charleston.
CHTARLES'TON, S. C ., July 24.- Asho'
of earthquake was felt in this city y<
terday. The jar was only a slight or
and beyond frightening a few nervo
one did no damag whatever.
THE ENEMY AT WORK.
rHE ATTITUDE OF THE REPUBLICANS
TOAR THE DEMOCRACY.
Our Party--ount ing on Olicken<' thaat
Will "Never be Hatched-A V ision of the
Good Old Days.
CiIAnLtar. S. C., Aug 1.- LDuring
the past few days all of the big guns
of the South Carolina Repuldican party
have been in the city- %alls, Miller,
llrayton, Whipper and others. As is
well known there is a big fight going
on in the 7th district, in which there is
a very heavy Republican vote. The
campaign in the district is getting very
hot, and there is an evident determina
tion to freeze Brayton out of the con
test, and there is also good reason to
believe that there is a desire to sup
plant Brayton as chairman of the Re
publican party of this State.
It was found out yesterday that not
only the Congressional light and the
personal light against Bravton were in
progress. but another matter is already
well-nigh matured which will attract,
or should attract, some attention from
both wings of the Democratic party.
The matter referred to may be best ex
Plained in the language of the most in
iluential colored pohtician in Charles
ton. He said:
"The Congressional fight is not all.
We are going to make a fight of a dif
ferent kind, as you will see, before the
meeting of your September Conven
tion. Circulars have been privately
sent to all of the prominent Republi
cans in every county in the State and
they haven'i been sent by Chgirman
Irayton either. The purpose of these
circulars is to notify the Republicans
that they are to respond. on short no
tice, to a call for a Republican State
Convention, which is to be held in Au
gust. There is a division of opinion
as to when that Convention should be
held, and therefore no definite time is
stated. I have no doubt, though, that
we will meet a few days after the
Democratic Convention in August.
We believe that there is no possibility
of bringing together the two wings of
the Democratic party, and yet it has
been positively determined not to run
a Republican tieket. If the Democrats
agree in August, and there is no divis
ion, then we will appeal to the Septem
ber Convention to give us a share of
the minor officers in the county gov
ernments in proportion to our register
ed majorities. If this be refused we
will wait for another two years. when,
if the force bill be of force, we may try
it single-handed against the whole
Democratic party. As it is bound to
come out I may as well state that we
hope that the division in the Demo
cratic ranks will be so wide in the Au
gust Convention that two tickets will
be put in the field. In that case we
propose to make terms with one of the
parties, but which party is not stated
in that circular. What we want is a
representation for our vote in the
counties. and this is exactly the chance
that the Straightouts had in 1876. If
the Democratic p'artv divides, the
Straightouts, whom Miller called the
. Ring the other day. mentioning Col.
Earle. Haskell and Judge Wallace, will
be met with the same problem they had
in 1868. But we will wait until after
the adjournment of your Convention
this month and see first where we stand
and who will be the highest bidder for
the vote. If there is no bid just take
it for granted that overtures will be
made to one party by our Convention,
and that the party which accepts the
offer will sweep the field by twenty
There is no telling what the Republi
can Convention will do, but there isn't
a bit of doubt that the Republican
masses are ieing organized in George
town, Beaufort, Barniwell, Berkeley and
Colleton for more than "ordinary pur
poses."-News and Courier.
The way Votes are SuPpressed in the
e Land of Wooden Nutmegs.
SThe Baltimore Sun says the census
returns in Connecticut are telling a
tplain unvarnished tale with regard tc
political inequalities in that State that
would bring the blush of shame to the
cheeks of the Republican leaders in
Congress who are .continually preach
ing about the South if they had not
forgotton how to blush. In 1881 the
iConnecticut Republicans reorganized
1the senatorial districts of their State ir
their own interests, but with an uttel
disregard of justice and popular repre
'sentation. By this gerrymander N1ew
Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport were
each constituted a district. New Haven
:tat that time had a population of 62,882,
iHartford 42,583 and Bridgeport 29,148.
By the present census New Haven's
population is about 83,000, Hartford's
e51000 and Bridgeport 45,000? Yet
the Twenty-third district, which
in 1880 had a population of only
11,868, and which shows a very low per
centage of increase under the recent
enumeration, has the same vote in the
-State Senate as New Haven with 83,000,
Hartford with 51,000 and Bridgeport
.with, 45,000. Similar inequialities in
-popular representation exist in all the
.senatorial districts of the State, but we
Sdo not hear of any Republican orator
r.in Congress denouncing this condition
of affairs, or even suggesting that therE
'eis anything unfair about the present
;arrangement. A voter in the Twenty
third district of Connecticut, allowing
ethat the population of that district has
Sincreased to 15,000, which is probably
.beyond the mark. when he votes -foi
eState Senator casts more than five bal
olots to the single ballot cast by thE
evoter in New Haven, nearly four votes
to one cast by the Hartford voter, and
rthree votes to the one cast by thE
Bridgeport voter. In other words.
30,000 of the population in Bridgeport
are practically disfranchised, 36,000 ii
Hartford and 08,000 in Newv Haven
.eThis is all right in Connecticut, o:
r.course, where it keeps the Senate ander
Republican control, but in the Soutli
hthe mere unproved allegation that th(
1-negro vote is suppressed is suflicient tc
Ijustify the passage by the House o.
Rpeetatives of the most partisar
~-Iand extraordinary election bill thai
w ~as ever suggested in a free country.
Fecathering Their Nests.
The Chicago Tribune, a Republicar
Spaper, says that the course of Green 1B
nRaum, the United States Commissionel
Sof pensions, "is~ mortifying to ever'
Illinoisan." It objects to "the unrebuk.
Sed appearance of his son as a pensior
Sagent at a time wheni the business
Sowing to the passage of the Dependen1
SAct, is to be a most profitable one." Al
luding to the Tribune's wail, the Cin
cinnati Enquirer observes: "The ob
jection seems to us unwisely taken
-Wat earthly differene does it tr.akt
5 ~hether Raum, Tanner or Dudley get.
i-the usufruct ? They have all been Re
npublican commissioners of pensions
ciand the two latter are now openly run
Lening pension claim oflices, and are sait
cito have made fortuncs out of it. it is
C.soN CrrY, CoL., July 23.-Abou
4 o'cloch yesterday afternoon a clou
Leburst in Grand Canon above the cit:
and soon afterwards a great flood cami
roaring down Kansas river with tei
-- rifle force. The Rio Grande track wa
iewashed out in several places and eon
: siderable damage done to propert:
,, along the line. One hundred head o
~cattle were caught by the torrent i:
Id the canyon, and were washed dow.
the river and drowned.
Lost with ani on Board.
k LONDOx, July 23.-The America1
-s- chooner Wmn. Rice has been lost at see
. The whole crew, consisting of sixteel
3s persons, perished, The vessel was on:
1- WAS A S43,000 JACKPOT.
Ti~it' 31:n wi'W~ Von It Mt:d iTINerve and
place here a few nights ago. TLe prin
ipal players were NorLherners. who
carne over here from Savannah for a
dav. After an hour or so of play. with
scarcely enough of difference in luck to
warm up the players, a jackpot was
made, which was not opened until four
or live hands had swell-d it to handsome
Young John Z. Merritt, finding three
queens in his hatI. threw in a twenty
dollar gold piece with great confidence.
Jay hiugh Bolton examined his hand
and found a pair of jacks and the ten,
nine and seven of diamonds, one of the
jacks being also of that suit. With the
alternative of drawing to his four
ilush Bolton remarked that it would
cost 350 to play, and posted the cash.
All the players threw up their hands
except Merritt, who merely saw the
rise. Mr. Merritt took one card and
got his fourth queen. Mr. Bolton split
his jacks, and drawing to his four ilush,
took in the eight of diamonds, making
his hand a straight ilush.
Mr. Merritt easually remarked that
his hand was worth 31,000 and put that
amount in the pot.
"My hand is worth $5(0)." said 'Mr.
Dolton in a tone whose nervousness
caused Mr. 'Merritt to think that per
haps an attempt t) bluff was in pro
"Five thousand more," said Mr. Mer
"Fifteen thousand more," Mr. Bolton
Merritt's confidence in his queens was
undi ainished, and he chucked to him
self to think what a snap Bolton had
got himself into. There might be
some doubt about Mr. Bolton's ability
to pay if he lost, but it was worth the
"Thirty thousand more." was the net
result of Mr. Merritt's brief self-con
Mr. Bolton paused, with his eyes over
his hand to see whether it was all right,
and apparently went into a mental
computation of his bank account.
"I dall," said he, throwing up an
1. O. U. to balance the pot.
"Four queens," said _Mr. Merritt,
spreading out his hand on the table, and
making a move as if to draw in the
"Not so fast, if you please-a straight
1lt;h!" said Mr. Bolton.
Ir. Merritt's face fell, and Mr. Bol
ton pocketed his winnings, something
over $43,000 on that hand.
THE REBELS SAID TO BE DOWNED.
Reports of Peace and Compromise in the
LONDON, July 29.-The following
cable dispatch, dated Buenos Ayres,
28th, 2.20 p. m., addressed to the lega
tion of the Argentine Republic, has
been received: "Announce that the
insurrection is completely subdued.
The President of the republic and the
national cabinet are giving orders from
the national government house. The
finance minister is at liberty.
(Signed) JtAN GARCIA."
Signor Garcia, the signer of the above,
is Minister of Finance. He was taken
prisoner by the revolutionists at the
beginning of the outbreak.
PARIS, July 29.-General Mitre, who
was formerly president of the Ar
gentine Republic, and who has been
residing here for some time, has sud
denly taken his departure from this
LONDON, July 29.-A dispatch to the
Times dated Buenos Ayres, July 28, i
p. mn., says: "It is reasserted that the
terms for settlement between the gov
ernment and revolutionary forces have
been agreed upon. Accordingly to these
the civilians who have taken part in the
insurrection will not be punished. Al:
captains of the revolutionary forces
and all officers above the grade of cap'
tain will be deprived of their rank
The artillery of the insurrectionists
will be surrendered tomorrow."
The above dispatch is President Cole
man's version of affairs at Buenos
Ayres. Private dispatches receivec
here from that city dated July 28, 9 p
in., state that there is no change in thE
situation and no chance for fighting
between the two factions.
REFUSED TO SELL TO NEGROES.
He was a Negro Himseif, but Discrimina
ted Against his Itace.
BALTI1ORE, MD., July 29.-Secretar)
Windom has issued an order to Post
master Johnson to remove GeorgE
Hughes, a colored man who for twenta
years has had a stand on the post oflict
pavement, where he sold lemonade ani
egg flip in summer and other seasonable
articles in winter, if the charges madE
agalnst him are true. A complaint war
recently lodged against Hughes b3
colored men charging that in the con,
duct of his business he discriminatet
against them. Ihughes had a very larg!
patronage, members of the corn anc
four and the various other exchanges
going there. When a colored mai
asked for a "flip" or a "shake," Hughet
generally happened to be out of sugal
or lemon or milk. He wvas quite diplo
mnatic and discrimination was no1
noticed until this week, when a larg<
number of laborers were employed it
the vicinity digging. Then the coloret
men became indignant at the refusal t<
serve them while the white laborern
could get all the refreshments thel
Negro Exodus to Mexico.
ST. LOCIs, Mo., July 28.-'J. Miltor
Turner, ex-Minister to Liberia and thl
Moses of the Western negroes, has
great scheme on hand, having secure<
150,000 from the government for fee
in Indian land cases. Turifer sets abou
devising plans for the elevatation of hi
race. Hie has secured funds for the es
tablishment of anegro manual trainn
school at Kirkwood, a pretty suburb o
St. Louis, and now propes a wholesal
exodus of negroes froni the United Sta
tes to Mexico, where he says lie and hi:
associates have secured twenty-thiree
million acres in fee simple. The law
was purchased of the Mexican govern
ment direct by syndicate whose repre
setative Turner is, and it is propose<
to settle the negroes o.n this tract an<
sell them a farm at a reasonable advane(
Turner is sangnine of the success of' th
Dead For a Dollar.
COLUCmr, , C., July 2i9.-Pleter Rui
a sixty-year old negro, ~killed his son-it
law, Issac Lowman, to-dlay, after a du
pute about a dollar'. Rluir had hidden:
dollar, and not flnding it at irst, accuse'
his daughter and her husband of stea]
. ing it. Lowman remonstrated with hin
Ruff got is gun and shot Lowma:
through the left lung without a word c
warning. A aeighbor persuadett nim t
give himself up and he is now in jai
The killiing occurred live miles from th
- Toe-Mark of the Family.
CoLUMnUS, Ind., July 27-A famil
named Moore, residing West of hcere i:
Brown County, have a peculiar distin
guishing mark as a freak of natur<
The family and their immediate rel
I tives comprise quite a number of pec
ple, and at a reunion held a few diay
Sago it was found that nineteen out c
- twenty-seven persons bearing the fami
s ly name had six toes on each foot, a]
-Bombarded the City.
SBrENos AYRuES, July 31.-Durn
the insurrection here, the iron clad 11ee
which had .ioined the revolutionar
movement, bombarded the city for tw
days. Serious damage was done t
i many buildings, especially those in th
.viciity of the Plaza Victoria. On
1thousand persons were killed, an
S5,000 were wounded. Shipping in poI
THE TARIFF BILL.
SENATOR PLUMB, REPUBLICAN,
TURNS AGAINST THE BILL.
tyhject ion to the Iniquity Shown by
U',muoeratic 1;-nator-s an titey are
Agrevaly Surprised oui Being Aided by
Two t R epuit lean-si -.
WASINTOx, Aug. 1.-After the
transaction of routine business to-day
the Senate took up the Tariff Bill,
which was discussed by several Sena
tors. In the course of the discussion
Senitor \est ex pressed himself in favor
oi' reducing all duties on lead and its
v-arious products. although his own
State was the greatest lead-producing
State in the Union.
A jocular allusion having been made
by Senator Edmunds to the Farmers'
Alliance Senator Morgan said he would
be no proper representative of his State
if he left the Alliance out of considera
tion, inasmuch as 90 per cent. of the
white farmers of Alabama were Alli
ance men. They could not run him off
from supporting their true and honest
interest. They might not ever recog
nize him as their friend, as the negroes
of the South certainly did not; and yet
there was not a man in the Senate who
would fight harder for the Alliance men
and for the negroes than he. If for a
moment they did not feel that the ties
of friendship hound him to them that
was no reason why he should desert
them, and he did not intend to do it.
Senator McPherson spoke of the
Lead Trust, which controlled the en
tire lead trade of the country. He told
of his having met not long ago in a
New York bank parlor the owner of a
lead mine, who told him that the Lead
Trust had offered to purchase his inter
est. "How much is your plant worth ?"
McPherson asked. "I could duplicate
it for two hundred thousand dollars,"
was the answer. "And how much does
the trust offer you ?" "A million dol
lars." "And how does the trust expect
to be able to pay you one million dol
lars for what is only worth two hun
dred thousand dollars and pay divi
dends?" "It proposes to increase the
price of the product." The offer had
been accepted, and, said Senrtor Mc
Pherson, the price has increased to an
extent to enable the trust to pay a divi
dend on any amount of capital it sees
lit to fix.
After several amendments were
offered by the Democrats and voted
down by the Republicans, a colloquy en
sued between Senators Plumb and His
cock on certain sections of the bill, and
when Senator McPherson's amend
ment to reduce the duty on fire brick
and some other articles came to a vote
Senator Plumb was found voting with
the Democrats-the first break in the
solid party vote.
Senator Plumb, having thus started
in his assertion of independence of
party allegiance so far as the tariff bill
was concerned, began to take Senator
McPherson's place in offering amend
ments. His first and second amend
ments were to reduce the rates of duty
on enamelled tiles and on hydraulic ce
ment. Atter discussion they were vot
ed down by the Republican majority,
the Democrats, of caurse, voting for
them. On the hydraulic cement amend
ment Senator Paddock joined Senator
Plumb in voting with the Democrats,
th3 result of the vote being, yeas 21,
Senator Colquitt moved to amend
paragraph 96 (lime) by changing the
rate from 6 cents per hundred to 10
per cent. ad valoreni. In speaking to
his amendment lie quoted the saying
imputed to Col. Bob Ingersoll that he
was in favor of protecting infant in
dustries, but that when the infant
grew to be six feet high and wore num
ber 12 boots it was time to stop rocking
the cradle, especially when the infant
threatened if you didn't do it he would
get up and thrash you.
The amendment was rejected, but
Senator Paddock was again recorded
as voting with the Democrats upon
Senator Mel'hersonl's motion to reduce
the duty on comon browvn earthen
The next question was on paragraph
100, relating to China, porcelain and
crockeryware, the finance committee
recommending a reduction of the rates
in the House bill from 66 to 55 per cent.
on decorated articles and from 55 to 50
per cent. on plain, white and undeco.
Two members of the finance com
mittee, Senators Sherman and Hiscock,
expressed their opposition to the Sen
Senator Vance made a humorous
speech on the peculiarities of the high
protective system. He declared that
the wvhole earthernware section was a
disgrace to the people who claimed to
be tinctured with a sense of humanity.
It made discrimination in favor of the
rich and against the poor. The same
system of inequality ran through the
whole tariff bill, from one end to the
other. Nowhere wvas it provided in
that bill that from him to whom little
-is given shall little be required, but on
Then Senator Plumb took a pronmin
ent and remarkable part in the discus
sion, inveighing against the exorbitant
demands of the high protectionists.
He produced a letter from a merchant
doing business in St. Joseph, Mo., and
Atchison Kansas, stating that on an
invoice of crockery he paid that day a
customs duty of $16.40; that under the
pending bill the duty on the same in
voice would be $31.32, and under the
MKinly bill $57.12.
The whole tendency of civilization,
Senator Plumb said, was towvard the
reduction of the prices of all the pro
ducts of human labor. To claim that
the tariff had been the sole or main
Ifactor in the reduction of prices of
manufactured goods was to ignore all
the forces of civilization. The Ameri
Ican people were entitled to have chear
goods, if competition could bring that
about. When. he asked, was the time
coming when the people of the United
States would get some benefit from the
establishment of home mndustries. Just
as fast as the point was arrived at
when lowver prices might be expected.
manufacturers came to Congress and
said that they wanted more duties
whereby that downward progress of
prices might be arrested.
- The p~eople of the United States
-ought to have their "inning" some time
I andi he thought that time had came
l he article of chinaware, he went or
-to say. was to be fo'und on the tables of
Sthe rich andI poor, so that the high tax
on it had to be borne not in accordance
with the ability of the taxpayer to pay,
but as practically the rich man's ability
to pay'. The man on his farm used as
-much china as Vanderbilt in his pal
-ace. The duty on chinaware was not
a tax on a luxury, but on a necessity. 114
did not say this with the idea that it
-was going to affect the vote.
-lHe could conceive and he could see
Sthat the cohorts of protection were sc
Sorgaized that the bill was to go
through substantially as it came from
-the iinance committee. Its passagt
was foretold in a Philadelphia news
paper article headed. "No delay in th(
Senate," and stating confidentially thai
the Senate was going to put the bil:
Sthrough as rapidly as the House did
- rhe House. he believed, had considerec
sixteen pages of the bill, one page fur
.ther than the Senate had now got, and
.it was expected that the Senate woukt
4 take it up and bolt it as the House did
t These people, (the manufacturers
- had had from Congress hitherto pre
1 ciely what they asked. They had
tarif law now on the stature books
put there by a Republican Congress or
the report of a Repubilcani tariff corn
mission, designed andl calculated to be
7helpful to them and which gave theil
7 substantially what they asked, and yet
>so tar from their being satisfied, anoth
Ser bill for their benefit was to be pui
through without debate, if that could
e be brought about on the theory that the
.1 country was hungering and thirsting
t for more tariff'legislation.
ie beliv1 in so distributingr duties
hat were necessary for the support of
he Government in such way as to
'qualize conditions existing betweenji
'he manufacturers of this country and
those abroad. If he were in doubt he
would resolve that douibt in favor of
Auieriean mianufacture-rs. But if lie
knew what the exact condition were he
would put home and foreign manufac
Lurers on the same footing precisely.
IHe.would be recreant to duty if he
did not give his support to such a pro
position as the chinaware schedule.
Hle knew that the pottery manufactur
ers of Ohio were rich, far richer than
the people he represented, but if they
could take half of the Auierican mar
ket, why, he' asked, could they not take
the whole? It was evident that they
did not care to, but only that part
which left them the greatest profit.
They had more or less openly entered
into an arrangement with importers,
the importers taking one part of the
market and the manufacturers the
other. He knew that when the con
tractor for the State House at Topeka,
Kansas, wanted structural beams
American manufacturers refused to
supply them at a fair rate, and the con
tractor was compelled to import them,
although they were paying a duty of
103 per cent, and the same was true in
regard to the Texas State House.
The'Senate, he continued, owed some
duty to the American people as well as
to manufacturers. There was a point
where political sympathies ended and
where business interests began. The
Democratic party had its full share of
responsibility for the iniquities of the
oresent tariff and of that which was
proposed. The Denoerats in the House
had opportunities of correcting the
errors and wickedness of the Mckinley
bill, but they had sought to evade the
responsibility of their votes, when, by
joining with the Republicans who were
opposed to that bill, they might have
eliminated many of its errors.
HIe could see that the game of bat
tiedore and shuttlecock between free
trade and protection was constantly
going on for political advantage on one
side and for personal advantage on the
other, and between the two extremes
the great body of the people were being
crushed and ground. He would apply
the rule that whoever demanded a tax
for his own benefit should be ready to
show conclusively that his interest was
also a public interest. The onus was
upon him. Demonstration should be
made that every single penny of tax
proposed was absolutely necessary. He
would cast no vote that did not
represent an informed judgment in that
But there has been no attempt to
justify the proposed increase of duty,
which increase, he had been informed,
was in some cases 300 per cent in the
McKinley bill. Even if such an in
crease were on some little items what a
fact it disclosed. How such a fact
opened up the whole question and
showed how much knowledge Senators
need on the subject. It showed that
every item should be gone over care
fully for the purpose of ascertaining
what the precise rate of duty ought to
be. No attempt of that kind had been
The bill went over without a vote on
any of the pending amendments and
apparently without the discussion be
ing brought to a close.
IS THE CHARGE TRUE?
The Republicans Trying to Dodge an
WASHINGTON, July 29.-In the House
to-day Mr. Oates, of Alabama, offered
for reference to the committee on rules
the following preamble and resolution:
Whereas, in the National Economist
of July 26, 1890, a newspaper publica
tion known as the official organ of the
National Farmers' Alliance and In
dustrial Union, and which has a wide
circulation, the following editorial ap
pears on page 305, to wit:
"Bond owners are now happy; they
have won the fight, and the bonds they
now hold are payable, principal, inter
est and premium, in gold only. It
would be interesting to know how
many millions it took to force this bill
through Congress. Afen in these days
of corruption and trickery do not
change their avowed beliefs and betray
their constituencies without considera
tion. It will now be in order to pla
cate those whom they have so wicked
And whereas, said editorial chargea
that the measure has been passed
through Congress by bribery and cor
ruption of its members, the integrity
of the House and the rights of the
people alike demand that the truth or
falsehood of the charge shall be made
known and dealt with as it deserves :
Resolved, That a committee com
posed of seven members of this House
be appointed to investigate said charge,
and that said committee shall have
power to send for persons and papers,
administer oaths, may employ a clerk
and stenographer if necessary, may sit
during the sessions of the Hlouse, and
report to the Ihouse by resolutions or
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, objected tc
its reference or present consideration,
and the Speaker suggested that it
might be referred through the clerk's
ofice under the rules.
Mr. Qates declined to accede to this
suggestion, stating he would call it ui
at the earliest practicable moment as
Where the Shoe Pinches.
Very many farmers and Alliances ol
South Carolina, conscious that somiebod)
somehow has been picking their pockets
and robbing them right and left, havt
struck out wildly and are knocking doivr
and dragging out every body, State anc
county governments of South Carohnm
are honestly taxing property and eo.
noicaly conducting the government
They gather in about fifty cents of eaci
100 of the people's wealth annually
The exasperated farmers are wvarrmn;
upon visible and tangible evils, anc
these the least possible. State and coun
ty taxation signifies nothing. It consti
tutes no appreciable burden. It impov
erishes nobody. What signifies the tax
ation of 50 cents a year imposed upor
each $100 of the wealth of the State
when the unseen ravenous monster 01
tariff taxation compels every toiler 0:
South Carolina who eat bread and wears
clothes to pay to the trusts at least $5(
annually? Every head of every house
hold in South Caroliina, howvever pool
and narrow his little farm and gardei
aid howvever humble his cabin, whi4
paying $5 to $10 to the State, pays 515(
to Quay's Trust and to Quay's pension
ig, vote-buying code. From one-hal:
to two-thirds of all sums expended b:
farmers, go to Quay's blessed Trusts
For every dollar paid for iron ties anu
plows, anid hoes, and crockery, and tin
ware, and hats, and shoes, and blankets
or for sugar and flour, andi for women':
and men's clothes, and for medicines
two dollars go into the pockets of th
Trusts as created and "protected by th4
McKinley bill, to every one which goe:
into the T1reasury of the United States
A Beauty Wanted.
ATLANTA, July 30.-J. M. Ihigh, a!
Atlanta dry goods man, has offered $1,
000 for the most beautiful woman ii
Georgia to parade through the street
as Lalla Rookh on the top of the floa
Mr. High proposes sending forth on th
occassion of the promised mnidsumnme
parale to be gotten up in honor of th
lion and elephant expected here for th
Gress Zoo. Beautiful women in thi
State happen to be a trifle modest. Per
haps Barnum's $10,000 beauty will hav
to be imported to fill the bill.
- Killed by a Tack.
Reuben Ilarrington, a well known co]
ored man of Newyberry, died on Wednes
day, 10th instant, from a pocuhiar eir
cumstance. lie had been wearing;
bpair of shoes with brass tacks in th~
tsoles. One of the tacks made a sore o:
his foot simular to a "stone bruise," bus
which resulted in pya-mia and~ cause<
his death in~ about three weeks.-New
erry News nd IHerald, 31st.
= HE CRAWFISHE.
10 stasippi an Spilled a Splendid A
When five or six men get together
i d begin to talk stories there is always 0
nore or less lying done, especially if o
hey are only casual acquaintances. Go- I
ng down on the boat from Na'chez t]
,here were three or four "rings" which
imng together, and each of us told b
ome pretty tall stories. There was a b
nan from Syracuse who laid himself %
>ut for a whopper and when the rest i
>f us werje through he settled back and
"Gentlemnen, the ship which was car
-ying me to India was burned off the '
Island of Borneo, and I got away in a I
oat with a single sailor." e
"When was this?" asked a native
Mississippian, who was taking a lot of
mules down the river.
"We had neither water nor provi
sions in the boat," said the man, "and
after drifting for three days I wanted
to draw lots to see who should die. The t
sailor refused." t
"His name?" asked the Mississippian.
"Foster, I believe."
"You are right; go ahead."
"I suffered one day more, and then,
as he slept I killed him with my knife
and drank his blood. It saved my life.
.Next day I was picked up by a ship."
"And you killed the man, did you?
"And drank his blood?"
"Well, you are the man I've. been
looking for these many years. That
sailor was my brother-my big broth- I
er-the only brother I ever had !"
"Yes, he was. Some of those who
got away in another boat saw-him go
off with you and you told me of it.
Stranger, the man who (lrinks my
brother's blood has got to die !"
"But you must be mistaken. I-I
hardly think his name was Froster."
"Oh, yes it was. Name was Foster
ship got afire-off the island of Bor
neo-drifted about in a boat. It's all
straight and now I want satisfaction.
Have you got a bowie knife about
"Look here, boys." said the Syraeuse
man as he caught his breath. "I'm in
a box and have. got to make a confes
sion. I was lying about that adventure
from start to finish."
"Sure of it?" demanded the Mississip
pian, while everybody else laughed.
"I know I was."
"Didn't kill my brother and drink his
"Well, then, that's all right, and I'm
glad to hear it. I'm as humble as a
lamb on ordinary matters, but when it
comes to killing my brother-the only
brother I ever had-why, who wouldn't
We asked the Syracuse man to give
us something else, but he wouldn't do
it. He went off to -his stateroom and
tied his head up with a towel.-New
The Electoral Vote.
It is a good ways off yet before the
next Presidential election, but figures on
the situation are always more or less
interesting, and more so since the ad
mission of Idaho and Wyoming into the
sisterhood of States. At the next Presi
dential electioh six new States will be
represented in the electoral college cast
ing a total vote of 19. The situation will
be like this: At the last election the
electoral vote was 401, of which 233 were
cast for Harrison and 168 for Cleveland.
The sure Republican vote was 182, and
Harrison carried the two doubtful States
of New York and Indiana with a com
bined vote of 52. At the next election
it is safe to say that five of the six new
States will be Republican, and one, Mon
tana, may be classed as dloubtful. The
sure Republican vote will thus be
increased to 198. But the total electoral
vote will probably be 420, making 211
necessary to a choice, so that the Re
publicans will be 13 short of victory.
If they carry Indiana they will have
four majority in the electoral college.
Giving the Democrats all the States
they carried in 1888 and New York and
Montana, they will still lack four votes
of victory. The conclusion is plain,
therefore, that New York and Indiana
will be pivotal States in 1892, as they we~e
in 1888, with this difference, however,
that the Republicans must carry one or
the other to win, while the Democrats
must carry both. The Republicans
have thus been greatly strengtl-ened,
not only iu.the Senate but in the elec
toal college, by the admission of the
new States. Prominent Democrats in
Washington, howvever, are confide-it not
only of being able to carry New Y ork
but also Indiana, and are by no means
wiling to admit that several of the old
and new States classed as surely Repub
lican are not within the po-sibilities of
Democrtic control. We hope so.
Nebraska is all Torn Up.
A Lincoln, Neb., dispatch to the. Chi
cago Times says that a political crisis is
at hand in Nebraska. The Farmers'
Alliance and Knights of Labor, goaded
to desperation by the adverse conditions
surrounding them, have determined to
put an independent ticket in the field
this fall. To this end they will hold an
independent convention in Lincoln July
29, with 930 delegates and no proxies.
The Republicans are very much alarmed
over the outlook, and they have reason
-to be, for a change of 15,000 votes wvill
elect the people's ticket, and there are
70,000 members of tihe Alliance in Ne
br'aska, the majority of whom are Re
The present situation is the direct re
sult of low prices in farm products,
which have been brought about by over
production, excessive protective duties
high freight rates, and the various com
bines that have beeni manipulating farm
products and live stock. These ilu
ences have bred discontant anr ong the
farmers, stock raisers, and industrial
To the above influences may be added
the discontent that grew out of the ac
tion of the Republican State Conven
tion of 1889. The people wvere thorough
ly satisfied with Judge M. B. Reese as a
memer of the supreme court and were
clamorning for his nomination. The
clique of Republicans who manipulated
politis ini Nebraska were dissatisfied
with Reese and determined to give him
a set-back. They were rot particularly
inte~ested iln who thesuccesor might be,
but they had declared vengeance on
Reese. They were successful, but .not
until they had bought up by various
means tile proxies of about 280 dele
gates. Such action raised a howl all over
the State, a.nd it has been growimg.
An Order not to be Sneezed A t.
WAsNIGTON, July 21.-Nelson A.
Dunning, ini an intervie w relative to
the Farmers' Alliance, says the order
now has over 2,000,000 meenbers, and is
fully organized in Alabaman, Arkansas,
Colorado, North and South Dakota,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois. Indiana,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missou
ri, Maryland. Mississippi, North Caro
lIna, South Carolina, Ohio. Tennessee.
Ie;:as, Virginia and Wisconsin and
will be organized by fall in New York,
Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington
-Saved From tho Gallows.
CoomBIA, 5. C., July 26.--The Gov
ernor has commuted to life imprison
ment in the penitenitary the death sen
- tenice of Johni Green, colored, of Berke
- ley County. Greeni was convicted of
- urder at the last June term of court
f or Berkeley County, and by Judge
1 James Aldrich was sentenced to be
h anged August 8th. Tile commutation
a was made on the recommendationi of
1 the Judge and Solicitor, the jury hayv
- ing recommended the prisoner to mercy.
THE CAMPAIGN MEETING.
Large Majority of the Crowd in Favor
Orangeburg's campaign day has
me and gone and of course all went
ff quietly. All the speakers came
[onday night and were quartered at
1e Orangehurg Iotel.
Tuesday morning early large crowds
egan to pour in from the country and
y ten o'clock the town was all astir
-ith farmers anxious to see Farmer
A number collected in front of the
otel where they could get an occasion
I glimpse at the candidates. Gen.
:arle's numerous friends had surround
d him by this time. A good many
ore red shirts with various devices on
Gen. Bratton's portly and handsome
gure was seen in an interesting group
hat was earnestly discussing politics.
About half-past ten the crowd start
d towards the stand. Numbers of en
husiastic Democrats were huzzahing
or their candidates and indeed it seem
:d that this was to be a model cam
aign meeting as it turned out after
All the candidates were seated in
:arriages with the reception commit
;ee. Immediately behind Capt. Till
nan's carriage came a large number of
nounted followers adorned with var
tous agricultural products. They loud
ty cheered their candidate on the route.
After Gen. Earle's carriage were a
iurber of horsemen, whose leader bore
the striking device, "Earle and Brat
ton" upon one side, upon the reverse
was "Pure Democracy, Straighout."
Crowds followed the carraiges and by
the time all had reached the grounds
the crowd numbered at least 3,000.
The Orangebuirg Brass Band discours
ed delightful music on the way and
when the stand was reached Capt. Till
man's men actually took him upon
their shoulders and carried him up on
it. Gen. Earle came a few minutes
afterward in a quiet manner. Num
bers crowded around the great Re
former, shook hands and spoke cheer
ing words to him; one old man was so
enthusiastic that he hugged "Farmer
Ben" and stuck a pretty boquet in his
bosom. The Captain took this out and
quaffed its perfumes while his fol
lowers crowded around.
Ion. T. M. Raysor came upon the
stand with a perfect mountain of flow
ers for Gen. Earle. The General receiv
ed these with a smile.
After a long time quiet was had and
Dr. A. S. Hydrick, County Chairman
for Orangeburg County, came forward
and in a few words asked the audience
to act as Orangeburg men and and he
would have no fear that each speaker
in his turn would have a respectful
hearing. He named the order in which
the speakers would come, and then call
ed upon Rev.. Mr. Kistler to offer a
Then Gen. Bratton, the old "war
horse" was presented. Loud cheers
greeted him. le spoke only a short
time, dwelling upon the necessity of
white supremacy and hoped that none
would lose sight of this important mat
ter. He deprecated an abuse of the
present and past government that has
been purely "Democratic."
Chairmau Hydrick then introduced
Capt. B. R. Tillman, of Edgefield, whom
he supposed all had heard of.
To say that Capt. Tillman was loud
ly cheered would be like declaring there
was smoke in the battle and nothing
else. For ten minutes you could not
hear his voice. After a while he start
ed on one of his characteristic cam
paign speeches, as one of the candidates
upon his ticket remarked. He reitera
ted his charges of ring rule and ma
nipulation of offices. He was frequent
ly interrupted by his followers, who
loudly cheered him whenever he made
them boil over with enthusiasm.
He referred to the Dargan apology
in a general manner and said he had
made those charges against Col. Dar
gan in the heat of debate. He frequent
ly referred to his "Friend Earle" whom
he said was a thoroughbred. lHe said
he had started this fight four years ago,
and had won the victory almost by him
self. Hie favored the primary for his
"Friend Earle" as he would beat him
After speaking for nearly two hours
Tillman concluded by warning his men
not to be deceived in doing their duty.
As at the beginning he was loudly ap
Gen. Earle. was then presented; he
was met by loud cries of '-Tillman !'
After, a moment however, he was able
to commence. He spoke upon his line,
denying that the State government had
been corrupt. Ills manner was strik
ing and his argument forcible. His
friends declare it was one of his best
efforts. At the conclusion he was ask
ed a number of quostions, which he
answered in a very clear manner.
lHe w~as frequently and loudly ap
Co.. Young .John Pope, or "Jolly
Young John" as he is called, then ad
dressed the audience in his humorous
Quiet prevailed and for the size of the
crown Orangeburg is to be congratula
ted for its good conduct.
At one time a young man tried tc
interrupt Gen. Earle (he also both
ered Capt. Tillman some,) but he was
soon quieted down.
Earle asked some one to kill that
"Grass-hopper," refering to him.
One of Capt. Tillman's friends sen1
him a palmetto fan, with a beautifu:
cotton leaf and two enormous bollb
fastened upon with a pink ribbon. Th4
Captain evidently liked comfort more
than looks; so he cut off the bolls.
When Capt. Tillman put the guber
natorial contest to vote, he was ap
parently elected by quite a large me
Gen. Earle asked if any man in Or
angeburg believed ,Judge Izlar hac
perjured himself; only one hand wen1
The general said he thanked God foi
It is generally supposed that thn
"line man" came from another count3
and did not understand wvhat he was
talking about; probably lhe thought it
was the final vote for "Farmer Ben." A
large number of the farmers were still
in town at dark jubilant over Captail
The speakers left last night foi
St. Georges. where a special camupaigt
meeting will be held to-day.
WNr. C. WOL~E.
Kiiled His Brother with a Fork.
PH ILADELPHL\ I, Pa., .July 2.-Char
les F. T1hompsoni, 17 years old, residi
at No. 2420 Master street. died Saturday
it is said, from injures inflicted on Jul:
16 by his fourteen-year-Old brother, D~an
iel C. Thompson.
On the day which Charles received hi
wound that subsequently proved fatal
the two brothers and anothier boy were
at the supper table at their home. Char
les began to tease his younger brothe
about sonme trivial matter, and Damec
grewv very angry. The angrier lie grev
Ithe more Charles teased him, until final
ly the younger boy threw his fork at hi
brother. 'Thle fork wvas thrown with con~
si.erable force, and striking Charles il
the thigh, penetrated the flesh dee]
enough to remain sticking in the wounc.
A physician was called in wvho pre
nounced the wound a trival one. and thi
iext day the boy wed: to wvork as usua
Fr two days after receiving the injur;
Charles complained that the wound wam
sore. and on Saturday it became so pal
fl that he was forced to go to bha
From that time until the following Sal
urdav thme boy continued to growv worst
whenm on that day he died. It is allege<
that his d.eath wvas due from blood poih
oin, caused by the sth t'rom the forla
[- WllAT HE WItt UU.
;APTAIN TILLMAN TALKS TO A
Ic Thinks Ile Haw Won the Race. and
Says There Will Be a Geueral Shaking
LUp of Dry Boues When He Goes Into
CHARLELTON, S. C., July 30.-While
n this city last week Captain Tillman
vas interviewed by a representative of
,be Philadelphia Press, to whom he
"No, I don't believe they will assassi
iate me, but I would like to know what
hey mean when they say I shall never
)e Governor of South Carolina. They
ire desperate, and they want to scare
ne out of the race for Governor. I
ave smashed ring rule in South Caro
lina, and I have already won the fight.
rhere are only two courses open to the
ld ring. They must either assassinate
me or appeal to the negro vote. I don't
think they will assassinate me, and
God have mercy on them if they appeal
to the negro to settle a family light be
tween whites. We will not have any
negro rule. Any man who comes ito
Edgefield to appeal to the negro will do
so at the peril of his life. They are sore
now, but they will swallow Tillman
before they go to the negro.
"It will be a bitter pill, but they will
take it. I am just as good as elected
Governor, and when I am Governor I
will shake up the dry bones in old
South Carolina. My fight was for the
common people of the State. They
have never been allowed a voice in the
government, and I have securedit now.
Hereafter candidates will have to face
the people, and not a small packed con
vention of aristocrats, who pay no
taxes and live in the past.
"For the first time in her history
South Carolina is about to get a repub
lican form of Government. We are go
ing to have a new constitution and a.
new government in which mossbacks
will be conspicuous for their absence.
We will reduce taxation by cutting off
useless officers and reducing salaries.
Hereafter we will have no kid glove
dudes around the State House at fancy
salaries, but men who will do a full
day's work at a reasonable salary. We
will not have any official class."
HOW TILLMAN LOST HIS EYE.
A True Version of the Matter Given by
YORKVILLE, S. C., July 24.-The En
quirer says: Several stories, purporting
to explain how Captain Tillman lost his
eye, are going the rounds of the press.
One is to the effect that he lost it study
ing Greek by a lightwood fire, and an
other that diving in a stream he struck
his head on a rock at the bottom. Ac
cording to Captain Tillman's own state
ment neither version is correct.
In. the summer of 1886, Captain Till
man was invited to Tirzah, i this coun
tly, to address a meeting of farmers at
a picnic given there. As he stated in
his speech At Yorkville on the 3rd inst.,
it was the first extemporaneous speech
he ever made. It became the duty of
the present writer to report Captain
Tillman's speech on that occasion, and
there he met for the first time and form
ed the acquaintance of the embryonic
"Moses," finding him to be socially a
pleasant and afable gentleman.
During a recess in the exercises, Cap
tain Tillman and several other gentle
men seated on the speaker's stand, a
stranger, to all except Captain Tillman,
approached, and ascending the stand, ad
dressed Captain Tillman. His saluta
tion was returned in a cheerful manner,
and the meeting of the two men was
most cordial. Captain Tillman intro
duced him to the persons present, and
after a conversation of several minutes,
mainly between Captain Tillman and
the visitor, the latter retired. He was
a traveling salesman for a Greenville .
house at that time. and came from Rock
Hill via Tizrah to Yorkville on business.
While transacting his business at Tizrah
he inquired thf-natrir4f the meetin in
the grove near Massey's s,'~ one
being told that "Captain Ben. Tillman
was making a speech," he hastened over
to meet him as above related.
After the salesman had taken his de
parture from the stand, Captain Tillman,
ointing to his blindeye, remarkedtothe
ompany present: "lie is the man who
did this," and went on to say that while
boys at school in Edgefield County, and
engaged one day in a game of ball, the
man who had just called on him struck
him accidentally on the eye with a bat,
from the effects of which he was confin
ed to his bed for several months, the ae
cident terminating in the complete loss
of his eye; "and" said Captain Tilman,
"this happened during the war, and to
day is the first time we have met since
On the day after the meeting at Tizrah,
the writer met the salesman in Yorkville,
and renewing their acquaintance, the
name of Captain Tillman naturally came
up as a subject of the conversation. In
the course of the conversation the sales
man, of his own volition and without the
incident having been previously referred
to. remarked that it wvas he who, unfor
tunately, by accident, caused Tillman
the loss of his eye. He then detailedthe
circumstance in about the same wordsas
did Tillman on the previous day, and
said: "This was during the war, and
soon after the unfortunate occurrence I
went to the army, and though I have
been home several times since the war
ended,yet yesterday was the first time
we have nmet since the accident." He
noted the fact thast Tillman made not
the slightest allusion to the matter in
his presence at Tizrah, and concluding,
said: "It was the most regrtful act of
my whole life, though purelvan accident;
but Ben is a noble man, anal I have been
told that through all his months of pain
andl suffering, he never uttered a harsh
word about me."
This is the story of how Tillman lost
his eye, as related by himself and the
man who intlicted the wound, andshould
be accepted as the true version.
A Bluff Bored for Honey.
A Louisville dispatch says: "A suc
cessful borirrgTidr honey has been made
in North Tennessee. For many years
swarms of bees have been noticed by
boatmen at Fox Bluff, on the Cumber
lad river, near Franklin, Ky. The bluff
is 170 feet high, and the river's channel
runs directly under it. The bees have
been observed about a big fissure near
tle center of the blnff, and the opening
could not be reached from above or be
low without great danger of being stung
to death. As the bees had never been
robbed it was believed a large amount of
honey is stored in the cliff. Recer.tly a
welorer, named Starks visited the bluff
and was at once impressed withthe idea
that he could reach the wonderful honey
storehouse with his drill. After some
coaxing lhe plersuaded a number of far
mers to undergo the expense, and a three
~inich hole was bored from the top of the
blff. At a depth of eighty-five feet the
d (rill struck the honey. Barrels and tubs
~y the score were tilled and carried off
to neighboring farms, and the syndicate
has sent to Louisville for more re
rA Blunderer's Awful Work.
1 1A NCHIEsTEnl, Exa., J uly 28-A col
lission occurred in the New Manches
- ter ship canal cut between two trams5
a filled with workmen. Ten men were
- instantly killed and sixty injured, of
1 whom probably thirty are fatally hurt.
SThe blunder of a switchman caused
-the calamity. Accordinir to later ad
-vices three men were kdiled and nine
Cholera in Japan.
s S FRANCIsco, July 31.-Japans
- advices state that on the 11th inst. the
nubler of cholera cases was increased
-to 239. with 114 deaths; forty-seven fresh
clss and fifteen deaths were reported
.1that day, and on the 12th, thirty fresh
-cases and twenty-seven deaths were re
nI orterd from Magasaki.