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VOL. vrI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1891. NO. 13.
SUITER'S VOODOO CASE.
PRIMUS JONES A VICTIM OF RELIG
Brother Durant Was "Inspired by the
Holy Ghost" and Poor Primus Was One
ot His Diciples-A Wierd Story.
SUMTER. S. C., March 10.-The story
of the famous -voodoo" murder case, in
which, as already announced in The
State, Alexander Durant and Richard
Campbell were acquitted by order of
the court, is about as follaws :
Alexander H. Durant (colored), as
the pastor of Beulah A. M. E. R. church,
on the Bell's Mill plantation in this
county, had been holding a series of re
vival meetings, which, at the time of the
death of Primus Jones, had been going
on for several weeks. Rev. Durant was
evidently a little "off" on religious mat
ter at the beginning of the revival and
at its end he seemed to have been worked
up to a perfect frenzy of excitement. He
imagined that he was inspired with the
Holy Ghost, and, as one of the witnesses
expressed it. was "boss" or "-leader" in
spiritual matters. This same wit
ness, a brother of the deceased, says
that towards the end of the'meeting that
he (Rev. Durant) "went on growing in
the spirit till he surpassed the common
judgment of us in the neighborhood. He
was going off in the spirit out of natural
mind..' While preaching he would fall
Yrwn in the pulpit and lie there "in a
trance" for some time. Primus Jones
and Richard Campbell seemed more af
fected by the me etings than any of the
others, and would also fall down during
the exercises and sometimes lie as they
had fallen for two or three hours. Durant
called them bis disciples. Jones met his
death on Sunday morning. On Saturday
they had been holding a meeting at the
church. After services late in the night
Jones, Cambell and two or three negro
women went with Duratit to his house.
which was near the church, to hold
prayer. In the room Durant was dis
coursing on prayer when Jones got ready
for another fall and trance. He stood
upon a lounge that was near the door,
and spreading out his arms fell at full
lenghth, face downward, upon the fleor,
he had piostrated himself before.the
Holy Ghost, he never rose again. At
the same time Richard Campbell began
reehnir around, and he soon'-ell apon
the flor, but not having had the exalta
tion of a lounge beneath his feet, from
which to prostrate himself, he did not
remain so long entranced as did Brother
Jones. A bunged-up mouth, however,
attested to his degree of humiliation be
fore the Holy Spirit. After Jones had
lain there for some time, Durant lifted
him up and asked if he was praying, but
got no answer. After a while he began
to suspect that his disciple was dead.
He prostrated himself upon the body and
tried to resuescitate it according to the
regulation prophetic mode of resuscita
to, but to no effect. Later he thought
hbe bad hoeatr send for a doctor In his
testimony, Ransom Jones, the brother
of the deceased, stated that he went to
Durant's house that morning and Durant
began to explain to him how the acci
dent happened. Durant said. "Your
brother fell here and I moved him."
("Don't say I," broke in Cambell.) "I
want to explain," said Durant. Don't
say I-say-the Ho-iy-Ghost-moved
-moved-him." "'Then," said Durant,
"I will say as you say, if it costs me my
neck on the gallows." Then he walked
to the window shouting and saying: "'I
can speak every language under the
After Jones had lain on the floor for
some time -the women went into another
room, leaving Durant and Campbell in
there with the prostrate Jones. Durant
continued to pray, and strive to raise
Jones. As the women did not think
Jones dead when they left it was taken
for granted Durant and Campbell killed
him. According to the testimaney of the
physician who performed the post mor
tem examination, however, it is evident
that Jones died from concussion of the
brain, caused by striking his head on the
fioor when he prostrated himself.-The
Dhgorge or Die.
PAR:KSBURiG, WV. VA., Mareh 10.
That the Hatfield gang are capable of
doing good in their rough and lawless
way was demonstrated last Saturday.
The men working in the Hatfield tun
nel on the Norfolk and Western ext en
sion were paid off last Friday and all of
them, except five negroes, ceisbrated
thbe e vent by getting gloriously drunk,
During the night, while in a drunken
stupor the men were robbed by the ne
groes of $400. When the victims dis
<.orered their loss en Saturday they ap
pealed to old man Hatfield, the leader
of the famous .Eattield band. After
listening to their story he blew a blast
upon a horn, and six Hatfields, mount
edl and armed, responded to the call.
They at once started in pursuit of the
negroes. They ivere soon overtaken,
and seven rifles were leveled at their
heads whbile they wei e told to deliver
up their booty. 'The entire amount of
stolen was recovered, and Sl100 of the
negroes' money was taken besides.
The Hatfields returned, gave the $400
to whom it belonged, kept the $100, and
tacked up at each and of the tunnel
ti~s sigr,: -An rnigger four.d on these
j-temnies alter 12 to-day v,.ill be attend
t d to."
A Graceful TribuN.
NEwv YORK. March 10.-When Secre
tarv Windem 'died his personal affairs
weie not in as prosperous a condition as
many persons believed. Ilis re., ources
had suffered a good deal by investments
v; hich had not turned out well. In view
of those facts, which became privately
known soon after the secret ary's death,
some of his friends arnd adJmirers in New
York thought it becoming that the fami
ily of so good a public servant should
have some testimonial of the esteem in
which lie was held by the public. New
York bankers started the movement
privately among themselves three weeks
ago. The amount whichi it was intend
ed to raise was practically all subrerib
ed by last night, or, to be exactS4t',000
of it was. The remaining $1,000 is ex
A Fatal Saloon.
CatoUmris, Ind., March 6.--Chas.
Liebfried, aged 30 years, proprietor of
the Central saloon, has been found dead
in his room. ie parted from his wif~e
eight years ago. Henry Schurr, propri
etor of the same saloon, fell dead in
the door way, and six months later his
bother, John Schurr, committed suicide
by shooting a pistol ball through his
heart and three years latter George
Phililips, the next proprietor of this sa
loon, died suddenly. making four pro.
prietors of the same saloon that have
died violent and mysterious deaths, and
FLEECING THE STATE WITH BOOKS.
Surprising Results of an Examination by
the Superintendent of Education.
COLU3IBIA, S. C., 'March 11.-For
some days State Superintendent of Ed
ucation Mayfield has been making pri
vate examinations into the mode of
charges for school books in vogue in
South Carolina, and has made the sur
prisine discovery detailed below.
Superintendent Mayfield gave the
following to the press last night, show
ing that the state schools have been
annually Ileeced of nearly $100,000.
I received the other day a copy of
the Arkansas Daily Gazette, published
at Little Rock, in which the prices of
some school books are given as offered
the State of Arkansas. To quote the
exact words, Supcrintendent Shinn,
state superintendent of public instruc
tion, has shown us [the school book
committee of the Arkansas legislature]
a proposition from C. S. Burgs, manag
ing director of the American Book
company. of Cincinnati, offering to
furnish the schools of the State ot Ar
kansas books at the following prices:
McGuffev's readers from 14 cents to 58
cents each, Ray's new arithmetic (In
tellectual), 20 cents; (Practical), 40
cents; Harvey's grammar. elementary,
34 cents; revised. 52 cents; electric ele
mentary geography, 44 cents: Red
path's history, 64 cents,
As these prices are so much lower
than we now pay, I was led to make
some calculations as to how much
more we were paying than we ought to
pay. The result of the investigation
was so startling that I could hardly be
lieve I had not made a mistake in my
To begin with, take readers. Apple
ton's readers are used almost exclusive
ly in the state. A set of five books
cost $226. A set of live books of Nlc
Guffey's is offered the state of Arkan
sas for $1.70. The difference is 56 cents
Divide this difference by the number
of books In the series (5) and we have
an average difference of eleven cents.
According to the last report of the
superintendent of education, the num
ber of children studying reading is
140,199, and assuming that only one
book each has been bought since our
last adoption (September, 1888), we find
that we have paid over and above the
price of books offered another state
$16,081.89 (11 x 146,199).
Barns' L nited States history is as
generally used throughout the state.
From publishi d price list as per con
tract made with the state board,
Barnes' history is sold for $1.17. By
referring to prices given Arkansas you
will see that Redpath's is placed at 64.
The report says that we have 34.507
pupils studying history. By multiply
ie this number by the difference in
price we have S18,288.71, which we pay
over and above what we ought to pay.
Take arithmetic, according to report
we have in
The two books (Sanford's) and the
cheapest cost South Carolina $1. A
reference to the prices cffered Arkan
sas will show Ray's (two books) offered
for 60 cents, a difference of 40 cents on
the two books. Then suppose that each
child has bought one book. In that
case they will have paid an average
overcharge of 20 cents each.
He takes geographies in the same
manner, and shows that the state pays
19 cents per book more, or $11,289.99
more than elsewhere. For grammars,
it pay3 85,497.57 more. Spelling, S4.
H~e concludes thus: Now, if you will
add up these totals you will be as
startled as I was. Now, remember
that these figures don't represent the
cost of text books. They simp~ly indi
cate the extortion practiced upon us.
Look at the area of charges:
On readers.................. 16,081.89
On grammars............... 5,497.57
What am I going to do about it?
Sec. 995 sub-div. 5, says: That the state
board of examiners shall not have pow
er, without permission of the general
assembly of the state, to change a text
book within (5) five years from date of
its adoption. When was the adoption
made?. September, 1888. So we yet
have t wo more years under our adop
tion, and if, after a demand has been
made to reduce prices, the book people
say they cannot reduce the prices of
books we are now using, I shall report
the matter to the legislature and ask
thenm to relieve the people of this un
just tariff.-The State.
A Wild War Rumor.
CuIcAco, Ill.. Marebh 10.-A Mont real
special quotes an oflicer of the British
navy as saying there is more signifi
cance to be attached to the approach
ing visit of Lord Wolseley to Canada
than is generally believed. Wolseley
will at once proceed to the Pacific
Coast with General Herbert and in
spect the deiensts of British Columbia
and the naval yard at Esquimnault. H~e
will remain at Victoria until the
United Stattes las given the ultimate
with regard to the Behring sea ques
tion. The oilicer said he would not be
surprised to find Great Britain and the
United States at war before the year is
out. The British government has been
remaining quiet in view of the possi
tility of the Libe ral party in Canada
getting into power, through whom,
Lord Salisbury believed, a more satis
factory settlemenit of the matters in
dispute could have been reached than
t rough the administration of Sir John
MacDonald, whose policy has be en
more in the direction of intensifying
hostiiies than effecting a reconcilia
flol. In conclusion he said that the
activity about the British dock yards
clearly showed England preparinig to
be ready f:'r an emergency.
SrnrastrluG, S. C.. March 10.-In
formationi has just reached here that
he large cotton wart-house No. 2 of the
Pacole-t Man ufacturinig Company was
destroyed by tire to-night. The origin
of the~ lire ~is not known, but there is
strong reaso'n for b. lievmng it to have
been incendiary. The warehouse is
thought to have contained 2,800 hales
ot cotton. The president of the miills,
C'pt. J. H. Montgomery, was spoken
to just now, and think-s there will be
not more than 2,000 bales lost. The
loss by lire is in the neighborhood of
85,00J. Much of this is, however, coy
red tby insurance. The cotton. Capt.
Montgomery says, was insured for very
nearly its full value, but there was no
insurance on the building itself.-The
State. _ _
A Long Sleep.
GuaND RArIms, Micn., Mairch 12.-A
special to the Democrat states that
Hferman McConRey, of Springport,
Jackson County, has been fast asleep
for eight months. Last July he lost
the power of speech, was taken sick,
went to bed and had not spoken or
openedl his eyes since; on Saturday
night blood beaan to ilow from his head
and ears and ~he suddenly came t o his
senses. The doctors suppose blood be
came clotted in his brain and prevented
TilE 1ONEY 1UST COME.
THE COMPTROLLER-GENERAL MAKES
AN APPEAL TO THE AUDITORS.
Their Duty is to See that Every Dollar ot
Personal Property is Listed for Taxa
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 12.-Comp
troller-Generd Elerbee has issued a
circular to the different County Au i.t
ors which will aoubtless be read by all
property owners with general interest
and with special interest by the audit
ors. It is as follows:
Where county boards of equalization
have reduced the valuation of the prop
erty of any individual, company or cor
poration, and did not apportion the
amount so reduced to the valuation of
the property of other individuals, com
panies or corporations of their respec
time counties, auditors are instructed
to disregard the action of such boards
and to enter the property of such indi
vidiual, company or corporation upon
their duplicate at its "true value in
Section 254, Rule 3, General Statutes,
prohibits county boards from reducing
"the aggregate value of real and per
sonal property of the county between
the aggregate value thereof as returned
by the county auditor." The provi
sions of Section 229 prohibiting county
auditors from increasing the return as
made by taxpayer, his or her agent, ex
cept by authority of the board of as
sessors, is meant to prevent the arbi
trary exercise of power without notice
to the taxpayer through spite, spleen
or prejudice, thus cutting off appeal.
Section 239 of this chapter makes it the
duty of the county auditor, i lie shall
suspect or be informed that any person
or persons, corporation or company,
has evaded making a return or made a
false return of his, her or their person
al property for taxation, or have not
made a full return or if the valuation
returned is less than it should have
been, to notify such parties and such
witnesses as he may deem proper to
appear at his office.
Auditors will notice that the law
specifies four causes, viz: No return,
falie returns, partial return and valua
tion returned less than it should have
been. Auditors will follow these re
quirements, adhering to the further
provisions of Sections 240, 241, etc. As
before stated, auditors are not limited
in time as to the performance of their
duties, except by the settlement with
the treasurer, that is. the auditor has
until the settlement with the treasurer
in 1892 to get upon his tax duplicates
at its true value in money all the per
sonal property in his county for the
fiscal year 1890-91.
The Comptroller-General, under the
law, will insist upon this being done,
and as far as possible every dollar of
taxable property in the State made to
bear its just and equitable portion of
the burden of taxation, and if -uditors
now in office will not or cannot dis
charge their duties fully and fearlessly
others will be from the very exigencies
of the public interests substituted in
their places who can and will do their
duty. No idle thought or boast of su
perior position induces this demand,
but the interests of the State, the peo
ple of South Carolina demand it, and it
must be done. There are reasons for
believing that a very large percentage
of cash deposited in banks, etc., escapes
To obviate this particular deficiency
in the return of personal property the
attention of auditors is called to Sec
tion 200, General Statutes, which au
thorizes them "during business hours
to enter the ollice of such bank or
banking association and obtain a list
of all persons, parties, companies, cor
porations or agents, who may at any
time have any deposit, either personal
or general, in such bank." No in di
vidual, corporation or company liable
to taxation in his or their county
should escape the vigilance of the au
ditor. Any person or persons who
have commenced business since the
first of January should be required to
return and pay pro rata, whether by
the individual, joint stock company,
etc. Life, fire, marine and other insur
ance companies are taxable, and should
be looked after where returns have not
been made. Respectfully.
W. II. Ellerbee,
Comptroller-General So. Ca.
Threats or Burning and .Sacking.
CmICAGO, ILL., March 12.-A special
dispatch from Wichita, Kansas, says
that serious trouble is brewing in
Northwestern Oklahoma between the
whites and negroes. While so far the
disagreements have been evidenced by
threats only; any overt act by either
faction would lead to an outbreak
which would prove disastrous. In the
neighborhood of King Fisher there ex
ists an organization after the nature of
the White Caps, whose special object,
just now, seems to be to turn from that
section the tide of negroes pouring in
from .Iississippi. Warnings have been
sent the negroes but they continue to
arrive and now consider themselves
suficiently strong to threaten bac-k,
and they have actually, so it is reported
on good authority, held meetings at
which plans for burming and sacking
of the town of King Fisher were dis
cussed. The negroes are a heavy bur
den to the Taxpayers of the district in
which they have located, and they har e
neither money to live on nor the desire
to work. IBoth factions are reported to
be expecting open hostilities..
Folling a Republ ican Trick.
C110100, M1arch 12.-A special from
Lansing, Alich., says that the Senate
was a scene of turbulence yesterday.
when the President declared adopted a
resolution that the committee (on the
contested election case of Friedlander
vs Morse was relieved from its firther
consideration. Friedlande'r holds the
seat bly virtue of a succes:-ful contest
against Mlorse. lIe is the De~mocratic
senator who is charged with h:gamy in
having an Indim wife, and then de
serting her for another. D)urinig the
session Friedilander retired to the
Lieutenant Governor's room to escape
arrest on the charge of bigamy.
The Democrats feel assured that if
Friedlander is once arrested and taken
'to Petosky to answer the c-harge against
him~ the Republicans will unseat Fried
lander and give his seat to Morse.
Therefore th-y are prepared to serve a
writ of habeas corpus as soon as the
atrrest is :nade, and if this plani fails
the Democratic Senators p~ropose to
slip away to Canada amnd thuS ler-ve
the Senate one vote shoi t of a quoruim
till Friedlander obtains bali and re
R aining since Feb 1.
WEST PoiNT. 311ss., 31archm 12.-T.ee
Tombigee river is out of its banks andl
has fiooded a largze areca of country.
any smaller streams in this and adjomn
ing counties have left their beds and
flooded many miles of country. Several
miles of the track of the G;eorgia P'aedic
r-ailway have been wo shed awayv. The
obile and Ohio and Illinois Central
roads als-o sutfer gr-eatly. It has raimned
in the eastern part of ississippi since
February L. and is still at it. The da
mage already (lone is over80.0.
The outlook is very gloomy.
IN PITIFUL PLIGHT
Negrues Starving and Dying by Droves
Sr. Loris, Mo., 'March 9-Special
from Oklahoma says: "The race ques
tion is assuming a serious phase in Okla
hoina to-day and continued agitation
which the subject is raising is more than
likely to result in a collision between
whites and blacks. When this Territory
was thrown open to settlement large
number of negroes settled in Guthrie,
but their coming excited no serious
comment. During the last six weeks
however, negroes from the South have
swarmed into Oklahoma by hundreds in
response to hopes thrown out by the
glittering prospectus which was scat
tered broadcast in communities thickly
settled by blacks. The main mover of
t his grand colonization scheme is said to
be E. 1. McCabe, of Kansas, in conjunc
tion with two white men. One hundred
and sixty acres of ground were pur
chased nine miles north of Guthrie and
a mythical town laid out. A glowing
desci iption of Langston City was indus
triously circulated by said agents, gen
erally colored preachers, and the igno
rant blacks of Arkansas and Alabama
eagerly invested their small savings in
"The promised land." Gentlemen who
arrived from Guthrie to-day describes
the situation there as something pitiful.
The negroes, he says, are arriving by
hundreds, and their condition is a little
worse than destitute. They are en
camped about the Santa Fe depot and
their sufferings from the recent cold
weather, in addition to the pangs of hun
ger, are heartrending. But the worst
feat ure of all and which has aroused the
Guthrie newspapers to a realization of
the situation is the fact that the new
arrivals have brought small pox with
them. The people of Guthrie at first
suppressed the fact that the disease ex
isted for fear that the town would be
injured, but since it is found that small
pox is spreading the newspapers have
ccme out and openly declared in favor
of instituting quarantine against the
A Riot in the Kansas House.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. March 11.-A
Journal special from Topeka, Kansas,
The Assembly chamber was the scene
of great excitement last evening du
ring the final session of the House.
The report of the committee which in
vestigated the metropolitan police sys
tem, created for the purpose of enforc
ing the prohibition law, stated that the
prohibition law had been a failure so
far as applied to the cities of Kansas,
and recommended that the Governor
withd-aw the State police from such
cities. The report was amended, mak
ing the withdrawal of the police dis
cretionary with the Governor and then
A question arose on the adoption of
the report of the committee of investi
gation of the conduct of the State
House commissioners. Several Repub
licans denounced the committee and
the Farmers' Alliance in bitter terms.
Rice, Republican, rose to speak, when
Elder demanded the previous question.
Rice then protested against this action
and termed it a "damnable disgrace"
Speaker Elder, in reply, became ex
ceedingly angry, and said that the
Farmers' Alliance was running the
Ilouse and the Republicans must sub
mit whether right or wrong. Then the
excitement began. The galleries
hissed, the Farmers' Alliance men
cheered, and the Republicans groaned.
Speaker Elder demanded that the
lobby and galleries be c!eared. The
hissing, shouting and groaning contin
ued. and the Chair, unable to restore
order, said he would give up the ch'm
ber to the voice of the mob.
The sergeant-at-arms and doorkeep
ers attempted to clear the lobbies, and
several lively encounties took place.
Several Senators, who were witnesses
of the proceedings, were unceremon
iously hustled out of the chamber.
A general riot became imminent, but
finally Speaker Elder resumed the chair
and said he was ashamed of his con
duct and his motion to close debate,
and appealed to all present to maintain
Quiet was then restored, and Speaker
Eld er's motion to continue the investi
gation committee was adopted with
out amendment. The Ilouse then ad
Three Hundred Heads Cut Off
SAx FitAxcisco, March 11.-The
steamer City of Pekin arrived from
Ilong Kong and Yokokama this even
ing, bringing advices that some 300
pirates, robbers and other criminals
were beheadad in Kwantung province,
during the last few days ot the old
Chinese new year. The town of Chobo,
on the banks of the Black river, Ton
gin, was surprised late in January by a
band of 500 rebels, and plundered and
burned. Th e French resident was shot
and decapitated, and two other French
oflicers were killed. The rest of the
Europeans managed to escape, some
by swimming across the riyer and oth
eis by hiding in the bushes. Several of
the pirates who robbed the British
steamer Namora of 230,000 and killed
the captain and some of the cre w, have
been airestedi, including, it is said, the
chief. Russian vessels are capturing
whales off the coast of Sado, Japan.
TIo evade the law the whalers are
manned by Japanese and fly the Japa
nese flag. The Japanese authorities
are p uzzled to know how to act in the
matter. The .Japanese parliament has
made an appropriation to be used in
the .4tudy of Koch's remedy, and three
or four Japanese physicians will soon
proceed to Germany. A Siam paper
says a report is current that a cyclone
r ged at Champon, destroying 1,200
houses, and causing the flooding of the
whole country. The losses arising out
of tile lire at Bangkok in January aie
estinlatedI at Sl,:!00,00. .Nine persons
were burned to ueath. The Chin Yun
ank of Shanghai has failed, with lia
ilities of 400,000 taels. The bank had
a branch in Ilong Kong, in charge of
te manager's son. Sonme sharpers got
hold of' the young main and induced
him to specul~ate in Mexican dollars.
H le lost 150,0001 ttels in one transaction
and precipitated the failure.
SxShot at a Dance.
LorisvILLE, KY., March 11.-At
Kilgare, near Cattlettsburg, Ky., last
night six men were shot at a merry
making, arid four will probably die.
There had been much drinking, and the
ight arose froim a quarrel over the selec
tion of partners for a dance. Charles
I uutinig, Sam Uunting, Andy Ihowell,
Jlf Waugh, David Waugh and Sher
man Lucas are wounded.
An Eagle's Quill.
W~asI~xoo, March .-The much
vaunted copyright bill was signed by the
president with a quill at least two feet
long, that had been plucked from the
wiiigs of a large American eagle and
seit to him by Robert U. Johnson, sec
retaay of the luteriiational Copyright
A Double Suicidic.
Ci cixA .Ti, March 6.-Isadore Frau
enth al and Ernest Sallinger, students of
the Ilebrewv Union college, both com
mitted suicide at their rooms, to end, as
I they explained in notes left, their pain
I and trouble.
ENDED AT LAST.
JOHN M. PALMER ELECTEDSENATOR
Moore and Cockrell Did It-The Republi
can Ofier Came Ton Late-Wild Enth u -
slasm Greeted the Announcement of the
Vote--Palmer at Once Notified.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., 'March 11.-It ap
peared to be a foregone conclusion this
morning that General John M1. Palmer
would be elected United States Senator
to-day by the solid 101 Democratic votes
of the joint assembly, assisted by those
of two of tke F. 1. B. A. men-Moore
and Cockrell-yet the Republicans were
not ready to go down without a strug
gle. They held a caucus to see if they
could not at least kill off the Democratic
candidate. To that end, the steering
committee was empowered to handle
the matter as it might think best. That
committee held a consultation, and at
its conclusion sent for Representative
Moore,-one of the F. M. B. A. men, and
offered-him the solid Republican vote
of 100 if he and his two conferees, Cock
rell and- Taubeneck, would join them.
This offer was considered a good policy
in any event. If a'ccepted it would de
feat Palmer and put the F. M. B. A.
Society under decided obligation to the
Republicans; if rejected it would put the
farmers in the anomalous position of
refusing to help elect a farmer. It was
a tempting lure, but Moore did not lose
He said: "I regret to be obliged tc
disappoint you, gentlemen, but your of
fer comes too late. After waiting eight
weeks in vain for Republican support.
Cockrell and myself have decided tc
give our votes to General Palmer, and
we have affixed our signatures to at.
address to that effect. I appreciate
your kindness and I appreciate the fact
that a great majority of your party has
always been sincere, but honor now
points out to me but one line-to cast
my vote to-day for John 31. Palmer, in
accordance with my pledge. I thank
you for the honor which you extend,
and assure you of my best wishes for
The steering committee, in discussinz
the situation, finally decided to give
their vote to Senator Fuller, chairman
of the steering committee, in recogni
tlon of his services as leader, in case
every member would pledge himself to
obey the mandates of the committee.
A few minutes before the meeting of
the joint assembly the Republicans
joined in the chorus of "Auld Lang
Syne" amid great applause. The Dem
ocrats also struck up a melody, but of
rather a more cheerful nature. In the
meantime every available inch of space
in the chamber open'to the public had
been occupied by the throng intensely
eager to witness the closing scene in this
The Republican steering committee
ordered their members not to answer
the preliminary roll calls. Senator
Evans, however, disregarded the com
mittee's injunction and answered "Here"
when his name was called. On the roll
call of the House both Cockrell and
More answered "Here," and were loud
ly applauded by the Democrats and
visitors in the galleries. On Taube
neck's-failure to answer his name there
was a slight ripple of applause on the
Republican side, which was quickly sup
pressed by the steering committee.
"Twenty-five Senators and seventy
nine members of the House have
answered to their names," said the
Speaker. "It is now in order to take
another vote for United States Senator."
When Cockrell's name was called, he
rose to his feet and said: "Mr. Speaker--"
"No speeches! No speeches! I obje~t!
Vote! Vote!" shouted the Republicans
in unison. Pandemonium reigned for a
minute. but the Republicans still stoutly
objected to Cockrell explaining his vcte.
"If you will keep your mouth silent
for a minute, I will vote," said Cockrell.
"No speech! No speech!"
"I vote for John M1. Palmer," said
For a few minutes the Democrat's
shouts and cheers that reverberated
through the capitol were deafening.
After a slight lull they were renewed
and it was two minutes before order
could be restored. Tifhe Republicans re
mained silent as the call proceeded.
Moore's name was called. That gentle -
man arose deliberately, and in a per
fectly calm voice, said: "John 31.
Palmer." Again the Democrat's enthu
siasm found vent in prolonged cheers,
and hats and papers were thrown wildly
in the air. When the name of MIorris, a
colored Republican, was called, he voted
for Cicero J. Lindley. The programme
now became for all Republicans to vote
for Lindley, it having been found im
possible for Fuller or any other man to
receive the full Republican vote.
Taubeneck, when his name was called,
voted for A. J. Streeter, the nominee of
the F. 31. B. A., and dropping to his
seat burst into tears. His sincere sor
row no one doubted, and cheer after
cheer from the Republican side reward
ed his loyalty to his party nominee.
The verification of the roll showed
every Republican voting for Lindley,
every Democrat for Palmer, M1oore and
Cockrell for Palmer, and Taubeneck for
"On the 154th ballot," said the
Speaker, "whole number of votes cast
is 204, necessary to choice 103, of which
John 31. Palmer has received 103 votes,
[Democratic applause,] A. J. Streeter
1 vote, and C. J. Lindley 100 votes, and
I hereby declare John 31. Palmer duly
elected United States Senator to repre
sent fhe State of illinois in the Congress
of the United States for the term of six
Deafening applause from the Demo
cratic side and the galleries greeted this
Democratic Representatives cheered
themselves hoarse, and, mounting their
desks, threw hats and papers and bas
kets in the air. Several members blew
horns. A joint committee was appointed
to notify Palmer of his election, lie
was conducted into the chamber by the
committee. When he appeared by the
side of the Speaker he was greeted with
great applause. Speaker Crafts intro
duced him and he spoke as follows:
"Gentlemen ofE the Thirty-seventh
General Assembly: You ought scarcely
to expect me to sp~eak at this time. I
feel more like saying, 'Ain't 1 glad to
get out of the wilderness.' I thank
you 101 members for vindicating the
rights of the people. By the plurality
of votes was expressed the desire of the
people to select me Senator. Y ou men
who have labored so long to elect your
independent candidate also deserve my
thanks. 31v Republican friends, I thank
you too. 'You in this contest repre
sented the old method of electing Sena
tors. I thank you that the contest has
been free from personal feeling. [Ap
plause.] The occasion does not require
The joint assembly then adjourned
beautiful iloral pieces from the members
and from friends, and, after the ad
journment of the Ihouse, great crowds
pressed around them and shook hands
and congratulated them, the throng in
cluding many ladies.
The lire bells and church bells all over
Ithe city were rung as so on as Palmer's
ele io -a mae known, and on the
public buildings and private houses
flags were hoisted and bunting hung
GIEAT JUILATION OVER PALMER'S
SINFIx(orIELD, Ill., March 11.-This
has been a gala day for the capital city
of Illinois. For nearly a year, in fact
since General Palmer fathered the move
ment in the West for an election of
United States Senators by vote of the
people, it has been the cherished dream
of his friends and admirers throughout
the State that he might ultimately be
chosen as the successor of Douglass in
the Prairie State and the first Democrat
ic United States Senator from Illinois
since the days of the "little giant," thirty
years ago. This dream finally has been
realized and the exultation of Spring
field and Illinois Democracy has found
expression in every form of hilarity and
celebration known to the refinements of
civilization. All the afternoon and eve
ning squads of shouting and cheering
Democrats marched through the streets
and corridors of the hotels and have
given cheer after cheer for the Demo
cratic Senator elect. To-night the fes
tivity stil continues. Fireworks and
skyrockets from public squares must be
visible to Illinois farmers for many
miles over the prairie. The Democratic
members of the Assembly have been
wearing conspicuously their "101"
badges, and amid their rejoicing they
have started a movement to procure and
present to Moore and Cockrell two mag
nificent badges surpassing in beauty,
cost and workmanshio anything yet de
vised. Indeed it seems that the gener
al rejoiclng has become infectious. It
is hardly an exageration to say that
everybody in Springfield is celebrating
to-night. All parties seem to be well
satisfied with the election of Palmer.
The Republicans almost to a man are
gratified with the action of the 100 Re
publicans in voting on the final ballot
for Cicero J. Lindley, president of the
F. M. B. A. of the State. They see in
that action, so say, the consolidation of
Republican and independent parties
and result in a Republican victory in
THE PHOSPHATE WAR.
rhe Coosaw Company. Make Their First
Show of Fight.
CHARLESTON, March 6.-The Coo
saw Company made the first show of
fight in the great phosphate war to-day.
It was a big gun and comes from the
United States Court in the shape of an
injunction, a copy of which has been serv
ed on the Phosphate Commissioners and
on the licensee operating on the Coosaw
territory under their permission. The
order granted by Judge Simonton,
which is in the nature of a temporary
injunction. and is directed to Governor
Tillman, Attorney General Pope, Comp
troller General Ellerbe and J. D.
Montgomery, G. H. Walter and A. W.
Jones, and enjoins them from entering
upon or in any manner interfering with
that pai t of the Coosaw River heretofore
occupied by the Coosaw Mining Com
pany under the Act of 1876; or from in
any manner or way interfering with or
interrupting the occupancy and quiet en
joyment of the said Coosaw Mining
Company thereof, or with the continu
ance by them of their mining operation
therein, and fcom authorizing or assum
ing to authorize others to enter upon
said territory, or to dig or remove phos
phate rock or deposits therefrom, or from
any portion thereof, and from instigat
ing or encouragin others to do so.
The injunction also applies to the
Carolina Mining Company, which seems
to be the name of the anti-Coosaw com
bination that was granted licenses by
the Phosphate Commission to mine in
the Coosaw territcory, The injunction is
peremtory, and is to remain in force
until a'further hearing of the case. The
complainants have given bond to the
court in $2,500 to secure the defendants
against damages in case the injunction
is dismissed. The defendants can, by
gving eight days' notice, move to dis
solve the injunction. The effect of the
injunction will be to stop the mining of
phosphates in the Coosaw territory by
all parties till the case is finally settled,
which will be at an indefinite time.
WAsHINGTON, March 11.-Jerry
Simpson. the Allhance member-elect
from the Seventh Kansas district, is al
ready beginning to "kick" about the la
borious duties of his position. lie says he
is overwhelmed ifith letters reiring his
attention, and he thinks a congressman
has entirely too much department work
to do. In fact, Mr. Simpson's predeces
sor, Judge Peters, found it necessary to
employ a private secretary out of his
own salary to attend to the bulk of his
It appears there is a busy time ahead
of Jerry, if' he tries it all himself. But
ie wan't. He says the Aallance mem
bers hare a plan. They propose thaL all
claims shall be referred to the sub-Alli
ance in the locality were it originates.
The local Alliance will investigate it
that is. make a sort of sub-court of
claims out of itself-and render a decis
ion. If the claim is fo~und worthy, it
will be sent to tihe congressman with a
proper indorsement. In this way the
ongressman will not be annoyed by tile
innumerable unworthly claims.
"There is another matter which the
Alliance will seek to renmedy," says Mr.
Simpson, as the mouthpiece of the Alli
ance congressional deleiration, "and that
l crowding of the calendar with private
bills. The Alliance proposes that pub
lic business shall be transacted first."
Mr. Simpson says these reforms will
be considered at a conference to be held
here next fall. and plans for their inau
guration will be thlen adopted.
The Flood at Nashvilie.
NASIVILLE. Tenn., March 10.-The
river fell slightly to-dlay, although it is
expected to rise a foot at least yet,
when the water from the upper river
reaches this city. From all low-lying
portions of the city the cry of distress
is heard, and the streets are filled with
wagons loaded with the effects of those
who are able to move. The less fortu
nate are comipelled to carry their be
longings to higher ground nJ. there
deposit them without shelte-. Fully
1.000 houses have been vacated en ac
count of the rising waters. The greater
part of those who nave been forced to
move were unable to rent other houses,
and have taken up temporary abode
among friends and neighbors. Reports
from suerounding districts show that
the creens are out of their banks, and
great damage hats been done by the
washing away of fences, bridges and
inundating the wheat fields.
Cailed Out and Killed.
FX FAFLA, Ala., March 0.-Wednes
day night Tom Burnett was called to
his doorway and shot dead with a load
of buckshot in his brain. Last Christ
mnas Burnett married a daughter of
.John Scott. The young woman's par
ents were opposed to the marriage, and
her father has often threatened to kill
Burnett. No trace can be found of
Scott, but his wife was arrested as ac
ensor before the fact
A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.
A Shocking Murder Committed on the
Streets of Wheeling, W. Va.
WHEELING. W. Va., March 7.-A
tragedy which had long been predicted
occurred on Eleventh street at 10:30
o'clock this morning, when Dr. J. G.
Baird. one of the oldest physicians of
Wheeling and very prominent in local
politics and municipal government mat
ters, was shot twice and almost-instant
lv killed by Dr. George J. Garrison. The
latter is a member of the State Board of
Health an] widely known over a large
section of the country as an authority
on matters of sanitation. The murder
was the uutgrowth of a feud of more
than a year's standing, and the crime
created the wildest excitement. Many
threats of lynching were made against
the murderer since the shooting. About
9 o'clock this morning the two men met
at the Second Ward Market and had some
words. They separated. but about half
past 10 Dr. Baird drove past Dr. Garri
son, who was standing at Market and
11th Street. As Dr. Baird passed Dr.
Garrison lie said to a friend: "There is
going to be trouble." He then walked
up 11th street and stopped Dr. Baird at
the corner of an alley. The two talked
for a moment and Dr. Baird moved on
about lifty feet and alighted to see a
patient. As Dr. Garrison came up he
had a revolver in his hand and said:
"Take th Lt back doctor." Dr. Baird
replied: "I don't have to take it back,
you nigerfed--." Dr.Garrisou then
fired and as Dr. Baird slowly turned
toward him Garrison fired a second time.
The ball took affect in Baird's left eye,
the first shot having entered behind the
riaht ear. Baird walked into a store,
said that Dr. Garrison had shot him,
took off his gloves and was dead in ten
minutes, Dr. Garrison walked down
the street holding his revolver until he
met a policeman to whom he surren
The men were on the best of terms
until eighteen month ago, Garrison
even naming his son after Baird. When
Garrison was elected health officer
Baird porformed the duties of the office
allowing Garrison to draw the pay and
attend lectures in Balumore. On being
elected to a second term, beating Dr.
Baird's son, there was a falling out, and
Garrison had Baird arrested for a viola
tion of the health ordinance. This led
to a personal encounter in the City Hall
last August, when Baird was knocked
down. Since then Garrison has threat
ened to kill Baird, and to-day's horrible
tragedy was the inevitable end. Dr.
Baird graduated in James G. Blaine's
class at Washington-Jefferson College
A Tragedy of Augusta's Flood.
ArGUsTA, March 10.-One of the sad
dest of accidents shocked this whole
community this afternoon, an accident
doubly regretted because the lives of
two of the most prominent and popular
young people of Augusta were lost.
Mr. Henry C. Lamar and Miss Louise
King Connelly were rowing on the canal
when their boat was drawn into the race
way or grating at the bulkhead of the
Warwick Mills, about two miles above
the city. The rushing current swamped
the small boat and both were drowned.
Their bodies were soon found in the
raceway below the mill, which is several
miles above Augusta, where Lake Olm
stead joins the canal. The high water
in the river did not affect the canal or
lake, but the mill race was open as a pre
caution in case the canal banks were in
jured by the high water in the river
The two bodies were carried home to
the grief-stricken families of the young
people, and the whole city is horrified
at the fate of the couple at once so prom
inent and so popular.
Mr. Lamar was a nephew of the Hion.
Jas. B. Cumming, and very popular in
Augusta. Miss Conneily was a grand
daughter of the late Judge Johrn P.
King, a niece of and ward of Henry B.
King and a niece of the Marchioness of
Anglesey. She was a belle and beauty
and her philanthropic and Christian
works made her the worthy successor of
her noted aunt, the late Louise King;
who was worshipped by rich and poor
in Augusta. MIiss Connelly was also ari
heiress and only 19. Mr. Lamar was
Figures on Corn and Wheat.
WVAsHIxNG ToN, March 10.-The stati
stical returns of the department of agri
culture for March are estimlates of the
corn any, wheat in the hands of farmers,
the proportion and present value of mer
chan table corn, the weight of wheat peri
measured bushel, and other points in the
commercial distribution of grain.
The result of the consolidation makes
the farmers' reserve of~ corn, in bushels.
542,000,000, against 970,000,000 last
year. It is the lowest recent reserve,
except that :rom the smaller crop 1887
and that from the crop of 1883. The
proportion estimated for consumptior
where grown is reiatively la:ger-ST.4
per cent., instead of 81.8 last yeat. The
quantity shipped or to be shipped from
the farms is thertore only 188,000,00(
bushels, or less than half the surplus o:
last year. The average price of mer
chantable corn is 55.8 cents per bushel:
of unmerchantable 32.9 cents. The ag~
greate value of the crop, on this basis.
The proportion of wheat still in the
hands of farmers is lower than an aver
age of the last ten y ears. It is 112,000,
000 bushels. It has been lower only in
t wo years of the last ten after the meagre
crops of 1881 and 1885. which were
smaller than that of 1890. Including
the visible stocks, the supply is 135.000,
000 bushels. The consumption of the
last 12 months is estimated at 2t0,000,
000 iushles seed usedl 5;3.000,t000, and
the exports have been about 89,000,0. C
from March, 1890.,
The low percentage of the sprin8
wheat states are espec:ially noticeable.
Half of the present stocks will be re
quired for spring seeding. The average
weight pe measured bushel is 75.2
pounds. The averagze of 1889 was 57.7
pounds. which was the precise average o1
seveii crops fi-om 1883. In bushels of
ity poundls the aggreaate is.- 3$1,000,
(00., or 90,000.000 less by weignt than
t'e precedmgf crop.
The Deadly Trichinosis
IDA GROVE, Ia., March 1.-The ep1
demic of trichinosis in the German set
tlement continues, anid t wo more deaths
have occurred, making five deaths in
all. Several new cases have developed,
and two more deaths are expected.
Advices from Washington say that an
investigation will he made by the bu
reaui of animal industry, to prevent the
further infection of swine in this
CaLEms-ox March 10.-Charles H~art,
from Bilacaville about six wveeks ago,
and who was employed at Von Santon s
has mysteriously disappeared. ie has
been missing sinice Friday last, and the
detectives are hunting for him. IJit
friends fear that he has been fouly dealt
SELLING STATE LANDS.
A BIG SALE TO COME OFF IN APRIL
Many Thousands of Acres, Distributed
Th rough Nine Counties, to be Disposed
of to the Highest Bidder.
COLUSIBIA, S. C., March 11.-There
will be a big sale of lands b; the agent
of public lands, early in April, as will
be noticed in the followirg schedule
prepared by State Agent Col. James G.
Fifty-one city lots.
1.330 acres, two marsh and shell is
lands, known as "Romain" and "The
Cassinas;" lands originally granted to
Wiiliam, John and Charles Lee.
5,560 acres, Raccoon Key island, ex
cepting 40 acres belonging to United
States, on which is Romain light house;
granted to Thomas Lynch in 1788.
16,992 acres, embracing fifteen marsh
islands next Bull's Bay; granted in 1791
to John Bowman.
650 acres marsh land next Sullivan's
Island, embracing old grant to David
Truesdell; oyster banks.
5 acre lot of estate of Alfred Dray
ten, near Magnolia, known as Old Bel
videre Mill Pond.
269% acres on county line of Colleton,
formerly belonging to "Zaun."
1 acre lot in town of Summerville.
1,437 acres, St James' Goose Creek
formerly lands of Thos. L. Jones.
10 acres, property of L. Simmons, on
John's Island, part of Blacklock plan
1,149 acres marsh land, formerly Sea
brook's land, on Edisto and Rockwell
River, Adams and Leadenwah Creek.
1,200 acreo, known as "Bennett's Old
Field," .St. Thomas' parish.
2,000 acres land, of Bates, St. James
800 acres land, of W. S. Guerry, St.
450 acres land, of Mrs. Fort, St James
292 acres, unknown, in St Stephen's,
formerly granted to Becca Bradley
Little Hall Hale.
414 acres, unknown, St. Stephen's,
Peter's Creek and Wall Eye, formerly
Stephen's and Jonathan Wright.
763 acres, St Stephen.
600 acres, Mrs. Mayrantin, St. Steph
en's, formerly canal land.
200 acres, St. James Santee, joining.
lands of Berkeley L. and S. Company.
300 acres, Christ Church, on Owendaw
725 acres, unknown, on Tree Negro
and Ruley Bay, formerly granted Win.
128 acres, unknown, in Warren.
6-acre lot in Summerville.
11,691 acres, unknown, marsh land
between New River and Wrights River,
formerly lands of Whitesides, Buckner
10% acres, unknown, near Beaufort.
13 acres, unknown, next to old Cheves
470 acres, unknown, on Grahamville
and Pureysburg road, once granted
Zant J. Middleton.
753 acres, unknown, between Char
leston and Savannah public road and
railroad, formerly granted James
1,412 acres, Toomer marsh land, on
756 acres, Murray marsh land, Fen
354 acres. unknown, in St Paul's,
known as "Bivens."
332 and 555 acres, unknown, on Cane
Acre Road, known as Waring or Evans
99 and 135 acres, unknown, in St
Paul's, formerly land of B. Berg Smith
101 acres, unkno wn, in Collins, near
282 acres, unknown, in Burns. for
merly W. G. Cumming's land.
253 acres, unknown, in Burns, for
-141 acres, unknown, in Burns, for
129 acres, unknown, on Ediste River,
at "Hart's Bluff."
500 acres, unknown, on Edisto River,
knowna as Friendley's.
400 acres, unknown, in Carn, near
7 acres, unknown, in Verdier, near
337 acres Cleveland Township. on
Middle Saluda River.
325 acres in possession of S. Shum
280 acres in possession of D. Shum
175 and 432 acres, unknown. Rice
field Bay. Granted once to D. J. Carra
1,808 acres unknown, on Great Pee
Dee and Lynch Creek.
205 acres, unknown. on Great Pee
Dee an I Lynch Creek, formerly land of
125 acres, C. Lesesne, on Black Min
510 acres, estate Perdieux, on Santee
River; besides a number of tracts in
1.089 acres, unknown, on Wateree
61 acres, unknown, near Lucius Mill.
550 acres, Ri. Mayrant's, Congaree
500 acres, Joyner, Lower Township.
Several city lots in Columbia
The Sea Gives up its Dead.
TOTTEN VILLE. S. L., March 12.--The
body of a middle-aged man was washed
ashore near Elliott's wharf at Tottenville
last nignt. The wrists and elbows were
tiedl behind him with a stout cord. T he
mouth was securely gagged with a linen
handkerchief. In the pockets were
found a German passport issued at
Dresden, Germany. December 20, 1890,
to Carl|Emmanuel Ruttinger, clerk. aged
43. The police believe that the dead
man was Ruttinger, and that the murder
was committed at the Perth Amboy
coal docks. Tne body is not bruised,
and it looks as if the dead man had been
fiung overboaad while alive, and met his
death by drowning.
Seven Werc Killed.
G LASGOW, March 10.-In the Dixon
iron works in this city to-day a conden
ser used in the manufacture of am
monia exploded with terriiic force and
fatal effect. The mangled remains of
three of the employees have already
been recovered, and four other bodies,
in cluding that of Mr. Miene, the man
ag er of the concern, are known to be
buried beneath the debris. A number
of persons were also severely injured.
Killed by a Mad Bull.
11AVERIIILL, MAss., March 12.-Hon.
John E. Carr of this place, an ex-mem
ber of the New Hampshire Legislature,
was killed this morning by a mad bull.
A neighbor who heard the unfortunate
man's cries and had come to his assist
ance, was tossed by the bull, but man
aged to escape. The bull was then
killed. The body of Mr. Carr was re
moved to his house.