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THE ALL11ACE'S STAND.
PRES!DENT STOKES TALKS OF THE
11NEW PEOPLE'S PARIY.
The Aiilance Will Not Endorse It: bnt
Denocratic Leaders Must Paz More At
tention to Alliance Demands--The Mat
ter of Candidates Must be Conidered.
ORANGEBURG, S. C., June 26.
Ever since the thir.1 party was promul
gated there has been a certain amouut
of curiosity thoughout the state and
elsewhere as to how Dr. J. W. Stokes,
president of the South Carolina State
Alliance, stood on the matter.
This curiosity has amounted to anx
iets and every once and a while some
one of the state's weekly journals comes
out with the great question of the hour:
"How does the president of the Alliance
stand on the third party question?'
To satisfy these papers and the public
generally, your correspondent visited
President Stokes at his office yesterday
and asked his views concerning the
third, or people's party.
Dr. Stokes seemed perfectly willing
for a chat, and what he had to say I give
"It does seem that our newspaper
friends will get Lervous every once in a
w bile, aind then they try to make others
nervous and clamor for somebody's
viewsn on this or that question. I have
fre-Wently expressed my views upon
cog.nate questions, ard I have quite re
-eiu.y been in print upon the specific
qjr-1 n of Alliance relation to the new
p'tLy, so tl.at our inquistors are respon
sible for the repetition.
"First, then, as to the 'action of the
Cincinnati conference.' As we under
stand the pr.ceedings of that body, it
did not elect itself into a separate party.
Indeed, one plank in its declaration of
rg;rposes explicitly seta forth a refusal
to erect a party until the results of cer
tan other conferences to meet in '92 are
"Still, its avowed purpose is to as
sume distmet party existence, unless
satisfactory concessions are made before
the campaign of '92 opens.
"Its platform hugs the lines of Alli
atice demands very close; and hence
ed Alliance men must regard it as a
ood platform to fight on if a separate
.,ht is determined upon next year,
whether they elect to fight on it or not.
"2. As to the attitude of the Southern
Alliance towards the new party,-if it
become a party. It is assumed that the
question has exclusive reference to na
tional issues; for why should any new
party be recognized in local and state
politics as the South? Surely the farmer
has the remedy for local abuses here, if
any exist, in his own hands. He knows
this, and he is reasonably content with
his local affairs; his principal complaints
relate to a national legislation, and his
demands are addressed to national par
"Once again, then, let us repeat that
the Alliance will never assume any at
titude toward the new party, any more
than it has or will toward the old par
ties. Its constitution does not admit o
its assuming an attitude toward any par
ty whatever; and it would be bad policy
if the constitution allowed. Its function
is purely educational. It seeks to ar
rive at and promulgate economic truth;
and then leave the conscience (political
as well as religious) of the membership
free to express itself in its own way.
*"As a matter of course, since the
platform of the proposed new party con
curs so closely with the conclusions al
'rady reached by the Alliance, its claims
upon the individual conscience of Alhi
ance men must needs challenge careful
ee~nsideraUto. if the old parties turn
~-..-bck n~ the demands 'of this
long suffering e ass-ofpeople, if only in
coldness, the case will assume great
-gravity. If, however, as now seems de
plorably prevalent, the Democratic
press and leaders, not only turn in cold
ness-but, refusing to listen with pa
tience, intolerantly attempt to rend out
of the party all who are slow to accept
their dogma as to men and measures,
thesituation will assume the proportions
of political tragedy.
-"This is no mere alarmist utterance.
T An opinion of existing conditions is
"asked; and a frank, honest judgment, if
*any, should be given. And our deliber
ate judgment is that if the current intol
erant expressions of Democratic leaders
and papers fairly represent the spirit that
will dominate the party, the party must
*calculate upon losing a goodly number
of its hitherto sturdy adherents-bear in
mind the national party is referred to.
"The Albance masses honestly think
thet the Alliance demands are more
democratic than the' Domocratic party
management is at present; but they are
willing to submit their case to the arbi
trament of reason before the masses of
th~e party, if met in a spirit of fairness
dnd tolerance. And wby should Allh
ance men not strive to control party as
'much as anti-silver democrats? They
fmnd in the Altiance demands every sub
stantial reform that the Democracy has
contended for since its organization.
Besides these, they find certain demands
aumed at conditions that have arisen
since the organization of the party
which conditions are equally obnoxious
to true democratic principles. In short,
they find in these demands more of the
spirit and principles of genuine democra
cy, than appears in the practice of the
party wich bears the name.
"Take for instance the tariff and
tinansial issues of the Alhance for which
it has been most abused. The Demo
cratic press and leaders have denounced
the Alliance most bitterly because it
will not make the tariff the single issue
next year; and yet seeking to look at the
question broadly as patriots, it is appar
cut that the difference between the
Democratic tariff tax upon the people as
proposed in the Mills bill, and that of
the Republicans, as expressed in the
MIcIinley bill, is not proportionate to
the radical diff'erence between the Re
publican 'protective' policy and the
Democratic 'revenue only' policy. It
seems uinreasonable that so radical a
differu: :e should be expressed by 15 per
'T> ey observe further, that the finan'
cial policy of the government has passec
:Dom a IRepublIcan administration to
Democratic, and again from a Demo.
cratie back to a Republican adnministra
tion. uenangted, untouched.
eLney suspect, not without reason, I
stupexnious tiaiancial wrong has beer
perpemrited upon the producing classes:
and tnat its p erptrators have w rough1
this wrona by deliberate legislatioc,
knowi'y. for their own advantage.
When ene full enormity of tmis wrong,
wherenv the wholesale robbery of thesi
classe ns been made possible, tilters
throu: their minds, and well-groundcc
suspxvxn becomes conviction, it ma'
iciulic all the conservatism of all classe:
to gumtse popular indignation along saft
lines. ihese people may he wrong it
some a' these speci. anons; but b'ehing
sure m~ the genera' charges, dIenun'ia.
tion wai neither quell nor quiet them.
"z mamifestly then the duty of al
who iretend to lea'ersh> 'specially
and t. all alike, to weciih ca~mly, di
passie-ately the coneitions: and le
intoeance and arrogance be put lirml'
"it cannot escape attention, that whil
the tr-. AIIhance man is imbued wit]
the stza of true democracy, all ot then
are nw. wise and prudent. It is conspic
uous' v .rue also that many most vocif
erous Avemocrats are advocates of pluto
cracy nd monopoly; that most of thi
are Stxi* tO 1SL U11see w ! ion L. s Imen
who flout Irot only Ailianice ttneZS, but
some teuts 0 the Democracv 'aa out
of mind-tenets that were renerated
with t enjendous cmphasis by the Demo
cratei( masses last fal.
-The efort to force such lQoacers to the
fore-men who are not onl1 omI of b-ar- i
rone, with the masses of the demora
cy on tinaneial question:,, but are
avowedly in favor of polie:ez that will
perpetuate the wrong done- sill strain
the party allegiance of some non-Alli
ance democrats even, to the danger ten
sion. Is it any wonder thou. .LAlliance
men who are seeking genutine reform
rather than a mere rotation of oilce
holders, .%ill consider a't parties, but
-These conditions or uruest are un
questionably the resur, of Alliance
teachiniz, which has concentrated upon
the economic problem- r, the day the
inten sified attention of tillions panting
under intolerable lardenz. We adniit
this: and as a Democra. hold that such
teaching can neve- Ajure genuine
Democraev. On the zontrary, it can
but budd to the same wfty ideal which
true Democray has btito with unfalter
ing tith, thongh with halting progress
through the ages."--!narleston World.
AFTER GIAV'S SCALP.
rhiladelphia Repunbucans Demand the
Retirement uf the Ross.
PHILADELPIIIA, 'une 29.-An ad
dress to the citizens of Pennsylvania
was issued today, s'ned by 150 of Phila
delphia's most innuential business and
professional men, ail of whom are Re
publi,ans, to poi. out the cause of the
degradation of pueric affairs in the State
and the necessa'j steps towards im
fprovement. Senator Quay's manage
ment of the Reubncan machine is said to
be corrupt and i- sirong contrast to the
rank and tile ol .Lhe party. His leader
ship is charac1rized as unscrupulous in
its methods and aisastrous in its results.
Quay is held responsible for the over
whelming disaeter the party met with
last fall. His neutenants m the legisla
ture are chazged with committing a
stupid political blunder by their hestility
to the ballot reform bill, and with having
violated the express pledges of the party
ana openly thitied the will of the over
whelming matority of their constituents.
These thing uave found a fitting culmi
nation in tne robbery of the city and
State treasMies. As the party will
soon be calleJ upon to nominate a State
and'city treasurer and an auditor general,
the nomila'onis must be given to honest
men, or the party will meet with another
defeat. In the presence of these facts,
Pennsylvania Republicans must not
hesitate as to their duty or be in doubt
as to thE": course. It is a crisis, and it
can only be met by the retirement of
Mr. Qua',. More competent and worthy
leadershii is nezessary and an unflinch
ing demand must be made for the retire
ment of nese men fr:m the places which
they have disgraced.
All nersons throughout the State in
sympathy with this movement are re
questeo Lo address lock box No. 782,
The appeal is signed by John H. Con
verse, George B'irnham, John T. Bailey
& Co.. R ev. Joseph May, Rev. Altred
J. P. McClure, and other prominent peo
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July I.-The
State Democratic conference gathered
here to-day with 150 leading politicians
in attendance. The ostensible object
of the gatbering is to organize a club
movement of the State and discuss
campaign plans. it has been persist
ently asserted in many quarters, how
ever, that the conference has the ulte
rior object of ending the dominance of
H.P. Kelly and Michael Doran in Dem
ocratic councils and of discussing
fusion with the Alliance party on the
electoral ticket in 1892. Some color is
lent to the first of these theories by the
absence of Kelly and Doran, and tbe
presence of many of their avowed ene-.
mies and the latter th vory by presence
of some Alliance leaders. it has even
been hmntedi that the gathering would
be anti-Cleveland and pro-Hill in senti
ment. Organization was eftected with
Mayor 2E. W. Durant of Stiliwater as
chairman and C. A. Moody of Sauk
Rapids as Secretary. Mayor Winston
of this city having welcomed the dele
gates the usual committees were ap
pointed and an ad journment until 2 p.
m. was taken.
A Human Monstrositv.
NEw YORK, .June 29.-The medical
and surgical staff at B3ellevue Hospital
are perplexed over tbe case of George
Lippert, the man who has three perfect
legs. At the examination it was found
that Lippert's heart was fully six times
the normal sixe.
The doctors say they cannot under
stand how it is possible for a human be
ing to exist with such an unnaturally
large heart. if his heart extended all
through his breast, where could his
lungs and other organs be? It was
agreedl that no satisfactory explanation
could b-e arrived at. Lippert is as
healthy a:s any one, except that he has
the rhen mnatism. in Lippert's case all
the lim bs are good, and it is impossible
to pick out what might beknown as the
extra one. Lippert at the age of twen
ty-one had the use of all three limbs.
Just as an animal takes alternate steps
with its four legs so did Lippert walk
with his three.
"Biggest Lie of the Season."
CorrMBA, S. C.. June 27.-The full
expose of the Charleston World of the
recent secret meeting in this city of
the administration magnates, giving
the letter of the Governor has been
menioned. Yesterday, the Governor
having returned to the city was asked
what he had to say about it. "I have
only one comment to make," said he:
"it has only enough truth in it to make
it the biggest lie of the season." lie
acknowledged writing the letter pub
lished but is at a complete loss to un
derstand how it got out. IHe could see
no way for it to have reached the press
fairly. As to the World's account, .he
said: 'It is choek full of inacuracies
and misstatements-The State.
hiddled with Shot.
PEORiTA, Ill., June 29.-Some time
ago Royal Frisby received a notice sign
ed "Society of Justice" and bearing a
skull and cross-bones, giving him warn
ing that he was to be killed. Yesterday
mornmng his dead body was found on his
farm, riddled with shot. The notice is
not believed to have been sent by
"White Caps," but by friends of his di
vorced wife. Frisby married a Mrs.
Carver, of Marshall county. It is charg
ed that he dissipated her fortune. After
she secured a divorce lie married her
daughter. This gave rise to a bitter
feelinir which is believed to have cul
minated in his death.
Drowned Her Children.
IIcoDsoN, Wis.. June 26.-Mrs. .iohn
Larson, living in the town of Troy near
this city dropped her three little chii
den in lake St. Croix during a fit of in
sanity last evening. IHer husband on
tnding her absent from the house be
gan a search and louncd her at the lake
floor wading and t wo of the children ly
ng on the floor dead. The third could
not be found. Mrs. LArson imagines
that devils pursue her. She was taken
Ito an asylnmn tnis morning.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., June 29.-The
celebration of St. John's day by the
Mexicans in this vicinity has already
resulted in the killing of five men. The
latest murder reported is that of Au
gustine .Hernandez, at Jesus Vasquez,
-during a anarrel. Vasquez has disap
-peared anci it is thought he has been
Skilled by some of the murdered man's
j1 OUf BY 14UU).
HUNDREDS OF HOUSES WASHED
'AWAY OR RUINED.
1vple 'piCamping iOuti: the Fields-Streeta
Six Fee:t Urnder Watcr--Railroad
Briduc. Cuiverts and Miies of Track
Sioux CITY Iowa. June 26.-Rain con
cinued to fall all last night, and is still
:oming down at noon today. The work
)f repairing railroads and telegraph
wires is much dela3 ed in consequence.
The _reatest destruction by the floods
was contined to an area of fifty miles in
xtent, directly east of this place. Most
)f the reports sent out thus far have been
pure conjecture, as the roads are impas
able and the tele-raph wires have been
useless. Communication with Cherokee
has just been opened by the Western
Union, which has one wire workingz
lowly to Sioux Falls, S D.
Cherokee was the centre of the storm
and the place where most of the damage
was done. The first authentic news from
that place was received at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. No lives were lost at that
place. Fifty houses were washed away,
however, and a great many were shifted
from their foundations, while every
bridge and culvert in the county is
wasied out. Several miles of the Illi
nois Central tracks are gone, and thc
road will be unable to resume operations
for three or four days.
Advices from Correctionville say that
the place is yet under water. At Aure
ha the water stood six feet deep in the
streets yesterday, but is slowly going
down today. The valley of a small
creek running into the Little Sioux at
Cherokee was the only outlet for the
water during the storm. and every house
-nearly one houndred in number-was
ihe town of Maville was nearly wiped
out by the flood. Out of about fifty
houses only one is left standing. The
people are encamping out in the fields.
WATERLOO, Ia., June 26.-Conduc
tor Dengy, of the Fort Dodge relief
train, jut arrived tonight from the
flooded districts, says from Storm Lake
to Cherokee the country resembles a
vast lake. Bodies of horses, cattle and
other animals are visible in every direc
tion. floating on the water. One farm
er lost 200 head of cattle from his pas
ture. Renorts that four persons were
drowned are not correct. The damage
to Illinois Central is now estimated at
$200,000. For hundred families are now
homeless and little aid can reach them
OMA HA, June 2.-The very heavens
seemed to have opened and a perfect de
luze of water has been falling since 8
o'lock this morning. The newly grad
ed streets are washed out, and thous
ands o. dollars have been lost by the
cloudburst. Not a train has arrived mn
the city since morning, and none of the
Union Pacific and Elkhorn since yester
day. Telegraph wires have gone down
and the lightning has played havoc with
the electric lights. Owing to the bad
condition o; the wires but little can be
heard from the interior of the State. A
tornado and water-spout at Palmer,
while it did little damage in the town,
entirely demolished crops in the sur
rounding country. At Dodge the river
rose seven feet in an hour and drowned
a large amount of stock in the stock
OMAH A. June 26.-Rain fell continu
ously from i o'clock this mornmng until
G o'clock this evening. Considerable
damage was done in the northern and
eastern pat ts of the city. In the vicini
Lv of the old North Omaha creek the
s'treets are flooded to a depth of from
two to five feet and the water is up to
the windows of the first iloors of hun
dreds ot residences. Street car traffic in
that section of the city is abandoned.
East Omaha is almost all under water,
but the overflowed section is not thick
ly populated, and comparatively little
damage was done. A eloud-burst oc
urred this afternoon at Millard, twenty
miles from Omaha, on the UnIon Faci
c, and inundated the track for half a
mile. The washouts on the Elkhorn
Railroad, which had been repaired, were
washed cut again today. The heaviest
rain for 3 ears fell at Nebraska City to
day. The streets and cellars were flocod
ed and great damage done.
SioUx CITY. Iowa, June 2.-Re
ports were received today at the Chicago
and Northwestern offices from the flood
ed districts on the Maple River branch
of the road. The town of Maville is al
most wiped out. The water reached the
second story of the houses, and every
building in the lower part of the town
was swept away. Three miles of rail
road track between Maville and Kings
ley are gone. The bridge over the Sioux
and most of the small bridges were car
Another storm set in this afternoon in
the same district, and is still raging.
The storm extends south to the main
ine~ot the Northwestern. Trains on the
main line of the Northwestern are still
running, but the Milwaukee and St. Paul
cannot get to Sioux City.
DEVER, Col.. June 2.-Reports
just received show that the storm of
Wednesday and Thursday was nusual
ly severe. Wednesday a cloud burst oc
urred near Box Elder, doing great dam
age and ruining crops. Thursday a cy
clone wrecked several houses and cauis
el injury to several persons.
Cantwvell is still su pervisor.
CHALEsTON, S, C., July 2.-Judge
Wallace rendered his decision in the
Cantweil case this afternoon, speaking
briely but emphatically on the points
of law. ie reviewed the case as made
out against Cantwell, and als2 the au
thority of the governor to remove. It
was in the power of the governor to ap
pont, vwith the approval and consent of
the Semite, and it was also in his power
to remove. with exactly the same con
ditions. They most be contemporanoe
ous. There was a special act by which
trial justices, auditors and treasurers
could be suspended, pending a meeting
of the Senate, but no general lawv. On
the letter of the governor about the two
offices, the judge said that thie law had
been decided unconstitutional in the
Supreme Court relating to appointive
offices; that the discharge of the duties
of clerk of the county commissioners
did not at all coniiict with those of su
pervisor; that they were not incompati
ble; and that he must grant the prayer
of Mr. Bryan in favor of Mr. Cantwell.
An Honor Declined.
COLUMIA, S. C.. July 2.-P~revious to
the appointment of Dr. Babcock as
Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum,
an account of which appears elsewhere,
the position was tendered to Dr. W. II.
.Nardin of Anderson, who declined the
honor in the following letter:
Ion. B. R. Tillmian, Governor, Co
lubia, S. C.
DEAlR SIR: Your esteemed favor of
the 27th inst to hand. Please accept
my thanks for the honor conferred up
on me by your selection for the high
and responsible position tendered, and
it is with regret that I am forced to dle
eine the honor, lirst from a sense of my
unitness for the position, and second
the unwillingness to raise my growmng
family thos surrounded. With highest
esteem and hoping you may nnd one
I am with respect yours truly,
W. H. NA RDIN.
Ms MADELINE V. IBRECKINRIDG E
POLLOCK, ot Nentucky, is said to be
the cerk in the pension office who, it is
alleged when she heard of the death of
Gien. Sherman, exclaimed: "Well, Pmn
glad; the devil's got his due at last.',
urrh for Mrs Pollock!
INFLUENCE OF LOVr.
Itl Makes Ilom1e Brizliter and the World
Better and Happier.
There is no possible "might have
been" of life's history so sad as the op
portunity, lost forever, of being kind
to somceho'y wbo is dead. There is no
sorrow th-. can uatch the sorrow of a
heart which recognized too late that it
might have been more kind and loving
to one whom God hath taken. There is
no tear among the many which mortal
eves might shed which can blister an I
corrode like the tears that fall when
remembering harsh wulds spoken or
tender caresses withheld. It is so small
a thing to say a pleasant word instead
of a cross one, or to give a smile in place
of a frown, and yet how strangely reti
cent we are in such ma!tters. "Oh, she
knows I love her; I can't be bothering
to say so all the tuine!" says the husband,
and meantime the heart of his wife
craves the word that is never spoken
until its echo comes like a ghost to haunt
the memory when death has forever re
moved love's opportunity. It is so little
we can really (o for one another in the
march of life. We are all under march
ing or:iers, and have burdens to carry.
There is no halt tor noonday dreams
no. uwillight rest. It is step, step, step
-right onward through dust and com
nionplace, without music or banners or
pcesent glory, and yet to each soldier
n-as been given a canteen full of never
failing water. a cup of which we may
proffer with no fear of a diminished
store all the way through to the end of
the long march to the sea. Is our com
rade discouraged? Do his feet fail and
his hands grow heavy? A cheering
word, a loving service, a friendly sug
gestion, born of the desire to help and
encourge, will revive him like spark
ling water in the desert heat. Such
things cost nothing, but not all the gold
and diamonds you could pack into your
bundle would match them for solace on
the long and dusty march that stretches
for each one of us between the cradle
and the grave.
There is one loss that, although you
live a thousand years to mourn it, you
can never replace. If you lose your for
tune pluck and industry will help re
lieve it; if you lose your home you may
rebuild it; if you lose child, sister or
wife time may send another dear one in
their place to teach you to forget; but
oh, my dear, If you love your mother
only heaven can ever restore her to your
arms. There is no duplicate love to fill
the place left vacant by mother loss.
See to it then, children, that you sur
round her with loving care while yet
you have her with you. So doing you
shall assure to yourself peace and com
fort rather than long regret and una
vailing sorrow in the near future when
she shall be gone from out the dear old
home forever. When her presence shall
have vanished from the familiar rooms
an: in some grave out yonder sleeps
all that is mortal of the tired body that
enshrined a heart that loved you so un
selfishly and so fondly you will be glad
to remember that you were a dutil ul
and loving child always and never grew
to be too old and too big to be ashamed
of the tender expression of your love.
I am always pained. cays a writer in
the Chicago H'erald, when I visit fani
lies wherein demonstration and spon
taneity are ridiculed and discouraged.
Well-ordered households where tears
and petting are not allowed! Strong
minded parents who are opposed to lu!
laby songs at bedtime, and pack their
baies off by themselves to suck their
dear little'scrabs of thumls for com
pany, and fall asleep by clockwork rule
and regulation! Such training is all
wrong. It may make Spartans of the
children, but this world is more, in
need of lovers.
Cast-iron discipline is all very well
for prison and barracks, but give us
love at home. Let the children fly to
mother with their bumped heads and
not go off to choke down their tears in a
corner. By e~nd by, when the storm of
years is thick upon them, they will re
member the bosom on which they wept
their childish hurts away and be braver
men for the mernory. Let there be out.
ward demonstration of love, then, even
to excess. I tell you the fruit will be
none the worse for the prodigal blos
soms. The apples in the bin are good,
but who would forego the splendor of
those orchard days when every idle wind
shook downI a petal, and every breath
we drew was perfume laden? By and
by. when the children are all flown
away; when some thired bits of feet
have been lifted off the ground and car
ried into heaven; when some have wan
dered far in strange lands, and some are
lost amid the shadows; when of the old
home there remains nothing but the
memory, like the perfume that clings
to a shattered vase,we will find lost comi
fort in the remembrance of our fond
and "foolish" love for one another, The
baby that mother rocked to sleep will
never grow to be a very bad man; the
lips that mother kissed so often will
never be entirely sin-defiled; the boy
whom father made a comrade of will
never walk quite out of sight in forbid
den paths; the girl whom little brothers
and sisters adored will never fall so low
that the plummet line of tender mem
ory cannot reach and save her.
Finally, my dear, and I wish 1 could
write what I have to say in a nlame of
gold across the sky, or ring it forth in
the notes of a silver bugle--it is love
that saves the world and keeps it like a
star. Swinging in the orbit of God's re
membrance. It is love that revives the
wounded heart and uplifts the fainting
courage. It is love that makes home
like heaven and even drudgery blessed.
It is love that shines like a star in the.
deepest night and beckons like an angel
hand from every sorrow. it is love that
will save your boy when discipline and
commands are forgotten. It is love
that will keep your girl like Una among
the lions. It is love that will sweeten
the cup which mystic sorrow holds to
your quivering lips. it is love that shall
make memory yield roses rather than
thorns, It is love that, like a strong
wind, shall sweep all at last into heav
en. __ _ _ _ _ _ _
Fell Into the Glowing Crater.
lRO31E, July 2.-Vesuvi us has rene wed
its volcanic activity, and the torrent of
lava rushing down the mountain side is
rapidly increasing in volume. Yester
day two Brazilian tourists ascended the
mountain, and had just reached the sum
mit and were standinz on the verge of
the crater when they were suddenly en
veloped in a danse cloud of smoke which
rushed out upon them from the volcanic
depths. When the outburst had sub
sided it was found that one of the gen
tleen had become asphyxiated and had
fallen into the mouth of the crater.
Ihis companion was only saved by the
presence of mind of the guide who had
accompanied them. As the sulphurous
smoke puffed out from .the crater's
mouth he rushed ifor ward and aragged
one of his patrons out of danger, but
was unable to save the other. The vic
tim of the accident was Dr. Silva Jar
din, of Rio Janeiro, Brazil, a journalist.
He fell a sheer distance of 170 feet into
tie glowing lava of the crater.
Daisies Bedeck the Battlefields.
RIcr MOND, Va., June 27.-Before the
war there was no such Ilower as the
daisy in Virginia. The hardy flower
was a curiosity. Now the lields just
around Richmond are white with thema.
This is especially so of the late battle
fields about the Chickahominy River
and wherever the Federals had encamp
ments. An investigation shows that
the seeds of the prolilic daisy were
brought here in the bales of hay brought
by the Unimon soldiers to Virginia when
they were encamped near the city. An
old battery west of. Richmond is the
spot from which the daisy began to
spread. ______ ___
Kicked to Death.
CHARLESTON, S. C.. June 29.-David
Vanderhorst was kicked in the abdo
men on Venning's wharf by Richard
Ancrum last Saturday night during a
carusal. Ancrum is under arrest and
the coroner's jury has found him re
sponsible for Vanderhorst's death,
which occurred this morning.
DEAD IN A WELL.
AN AGED WOMAN THOUGHT TO
Tho Wife of a Weil Known Atl.Anta Citi
zen in a Demtented C.andition Gets Up :d
Night and Steps Into a Well.
ATLANTA, June 27.-There was a
tragic death out on Nlaznoia strret in
this city. Mrs. %1. 1I. Kltn-r, wife of
the wt-ll known shoeniaker. breathed
out her life at the bottom of the well
on the premises.
A little over a year ao NIrs. Keltner
nad a severe fall in which she disloca
ted her hip, aid sincti then she has
never seen a well (lay. Her protracted
illness had somewhat affected her mind,
and for the last two days it was necos
sary to watch her very closely.
Her friends have been helping her
husband watch the atflicted lady, but at
night she seecied so quiet that it was
thought unnecessary to sit up with ier.
At 12 o'clock she was sleeping quietly,
and her husband, worn out for the want
of rest, threw himself on the bed and
tried to sleep also, but the night was
so warm that he could not, and arter
about two hours' of restiessness went
into the garden and walked about to
get cool. When he returned to the
house he instinctively cast his eyes in
the direction of his wife's bed, but to
his amazement she was not there. Ile
called her, but she did not answer. Ile
searched the house and garden but
could not find her, and becoming fright
ened he called in the neighuors. After
an hours' diligent search she was stil
One of the neighbors then thought
of the well in the back yard they all
rushed there and when they pulled the
rope they felt a dead weight at the
other end, and at once guessed the.
cause. Two men went down and
brought up the body of the unfortunate
woman and carried it into the house.
The sides of the well are entirely too
high for Mrs. Keltner to have walked in
unconsciously; but she may have gone
to get some water, as she was very
feverish, and in leaning over the well,
have fallen in. It is thought by some
that she committed suicide.
Mrs. Keltner was about 60 years old,
She was the fourth wife of Mr. Keltner,
and had been married twice herself.
She had no children of her own, but
had six living step-children. Her
maiden name was Ansley. but when
she was married to Mr. Keltner she
was a Mrs. Bower. She was beloved by
all who knew her, as she was a devout
A NEW HEAD FOR THE ASYLUM.
Dr. Babcock, of Chester, M1ade Superin
COLUIBIA, S. C., July 1.- rhe vacan
cy in the superintendency ef the Asy
lum was filled to-day by the appoint
ment to that position of Dr. James W.
Babcock, of Chester. The appointee
will assume charge of the o:.ice on the
1st day of August. The po:sition, it is
understood, was offered to Dr. N. S.
Iardin, of Anderson, from whom Gov
ernor Tillman received a letter of de
clination with appreciative a-knowl
edgment of the tender of the honor.
Dr. Hardin modestly in his letter states
that he felt conscious of his inability to
till the place, and gives the further
reason for declining that he did not
care to have his family near the Asy
It will, of course, be interesting to
know something about Superintendent
Babcock. He is a South Carolinian
and is about 35 years of age. He began
the study of medicine mn 1874. lie
studied for four years at Exeter Acad
emy, from which he entered iarvard
College and was there graduated in
1882. lie took a medical course at
Harvard arid studied practically at the
Tewkesbury Alms Ihouse during the
vacations o f 1883 and 1884.
In 1885 he took a position at the Mc
Lean Asylum. which he tilled untIl the
present time. In 1888 lie went to
Europe and made a critical examina
tion of the methods of practice and
treatment of some of the more promi
nent institutions in the old country.
He is also familiar with the working of
the larger asylums of the country, hav
ing visited them from time to time.
Dr. Babeock's highest testimonials
are from Dr. Cowles, the director of the
McLean Asylum at Somerville, Mass.,
where Dr. Babcock holds the position
of assistant superintendent. Dr. Bab
cock did not apply for the place to
which he has been appointed, and from
all the "external evidence" it is a case
of the place seeking the man, and es
pecially as Governor Tillman had of
fered the place to another physician.
The testimonials on behalf of Dr.
Babcock are furnished by friends de
siring his appointment. It is worthy
of mention that at Iharvard Dr. Bab
cock was awarded the Story scholar
ship, which is given only to men of the
highest moral character and intellec
1t is learned that Dr. Babcock will
spend a month or so making investiga
tions as to executive details and man
agement at the asylums in North Caro
lina, Alabama and Pennsylvania.
Dividing the Bank Surplus.
CHARLEsTON, S. C., June 80-The
People's National Bank of this city has
determined to fight the Comptroller
General's increased a:;sessment in a
novel way. At a meeting of the stock
holders held to-day it was decided to di
vide the surplus, and as a commence
ment, have declared a diviaend of 30
per cent, S per cent payable on Monday,,
July 6th, and 25 per cent on October
2t. This process will doubtless be,
followed by the other banks whose'
capital is assessed by the Comptroller
General at what lie calls the market
value of the stock.
COLUMBIA, S. C., July 2.-Mr. J1. P.
ean, P'rivate Secretary to Governor
Tilman, handed in his resignation
about a week ago to take effect July
1th, and Mr. D. H. Tompkins of Edge
leld, wvhose postollice address is Nine
ty-Six, S. C., has been appointed to th.e
position. Mr. Bean's private interests
rendered it necessary for him to resign,
as on account of recent deaths in his
family lie must take charge of the
plantine: operations of t he estates. Mr.
Beau has made many friends since en
tering upon his duties at the Capitol,
and was a most courteous and capable
A Freak of the Missouri.
A TCrTISO, KAN., June 29.-The Mis
souri River has cut through Djoniphan
Point and converted several Missouri
farms into a vast island. The newly
found channel is getting wider every
hour, and it is feared that the entire
current will change in less than forty
eight hours. This will leave a lake
eight miles in length in the old bed.
The river has been rising rapidly for
twenty-four hours and an overilow is
looked for in the bottom land affected
by the cut.
A Hundred Horses Perish.
PIIILADELPII IA, June 25.-Fire broke
out in the large three-story brick stable
attached to the city gas works at
T wenty-fourth and Chestnut streets at
:1 o'clock this morning. Over 100
hor.;ts were in the building, and those
are all believed to have been burned to
death. The Baltimore and Ohio rail
road station, opposite, was threatened
at one time. At 2 o'clock the lireilen
gainedl control of the tlamues and con
lined them to the stables.
Two Ladles Kiiied by a Train.
LINcoLn, Neb., June 2t.-Mrs. G.
F. i~aney and Mrs. A. N. Tabro at
tempted to cross the railroad tra::k at
Graton this afternoon in front, of. an
approaching train. They were struck
by the engine and both instantly killed,
+he boies being hbadly mntilated
FIFE, --HE EV NGLIST, ASSAULTED.
An Excdngly Disgraceful Afrar at
Gmnsb,r', N. C.
GREENsno::o, N. C., June 27.
Greensboro never saw nor heard of
such a Oay (f excitemnt as reigned
here to dyt. Busiress was almost sus
prodred for a while, and the whole city
is highly indignatnt. Several nights ago
Judge David 5:ehenck, late of the Supe
rior Court hench, a historian of note
and Presiirnt o; the Guilford Battle
G rrounds Association, gave a moonlight
party at the Guilord battle ground, in
which Fife, the renowned drummer
evangelist. claims a riotous german
laste" all night. Mr. Fife in his meet
in. here, denounced it as a disgrace to
the soldiers who (lied on the field, and
as a desecr:Lion of sacred soil. He
also reflected on the name ot Judge
Schenek anld family, and declared
that no true Christian would engage in
Yesteruay afternoon Judge Schenck
and his three sons called at the room of
Mr. Fife in the McAdoo House and de
manded an apology. Mr. Flfe replied;
'Look here, you have struck the wrong
fellow." They then left, without vio
lence, but were present at the night
meeting, when the matter was casually
referred to by Mr. Fife.
At the close ot the meeting it was
whispered that Mr. Fire would be at
tacked. whereupon Mr. Fife said:
"Friends, hold on a minute; I under
stand that I will be attacked." Many
voices replied: "Ihey will have to at
tack us, too." and Mr. Billhorn added,
"And Jesus. too." A hundred men es
corted Mr. Fife to nis room, and as
soon as they left him the three young
Schencks came up and attacked Mr.
Fife, in the presence of his wife, and
threatened to kill him. Mrs. Fife ex
claimed: "You are not going to as
sault a man of God in the presence of
ladies?" They replied: ".No. not in
the presence of ladies," and retired. Mr.
Fife followed them into the s-reet. and,
approaching the buggy in which Judge
Schenck was sitting, offered him his
hand, to which the judge responded: "I
won't shake hands with any such a
damned scoundrel." Mr. Fife was then
struck by Dr. Schenck with a loaded
cane and staggered. Dr. Schenck then
tired a pistol, the bullet whistling un
comfortably close to the evangelist's
Mr. Fife was taken to a drug store
for treatment, and, on returning, on the
arm of Mr. McAdoo, exclaimed: "All
for Jesus, bless God." Several thous
and indignant citizens assembled at
the court house this morning, and after
making several speeches, a committee,
consisting of Judge John A. Gilmer
and others reported resolutions strong
ly condemning Judge Schenck. Sever
al hundred la.ies met in the gospel
tent and declared their intention
to stand by the evangelist. Judge
Schenck and sons have been arrested.
Intense excitement prevails, and there
is fear of further trouble.
SOUTH CAROLINA'S P.ROGRESS.
Twenty Towns of Over Two Thousan
CHAI:LESTON, S. C., July 2 -The
News and Courier published Wednes
day an elaborate revew of the indus
trial progress of South Carolina for the
past six months.
The review will show that the farm
productions of the State have increased
n volume and variety. Unusual at
tention has been paid to stock raising,
manufacturing establishments have
sprung up in almost every part of the
State, railroad construction has been
carried on without intermission, phos
phate and gold mining have steadily
grown in importance and towns have
The amount of money expended, in
vested and proposed to be invested in
the last six months on account of'indus
trial establishments and of newly com
pleted railway mileage is $11,597,900.
Over 100 miles of new railway lines
have been opened for traffic, while the
amount actually invested in manufac
turing establishments alone in the same
period is given at 56,175.000, or at the
rte of over $1,000,000 a month.
The railroad lines opened since Jan.
1 make the total for the State 2,500
miles, but more than forty new lines
are reported as under construction, pro
jected and proposed, a number of which
will be ecoleted within a fewv years.
Industrial~ activity, it is said, is con
fined to no particular locality or sec
tion, but pervades every part of the
The investment of $2,065,000 In cot
ton manufactories in six months was
distributed among tuirty different
places, while the investment of $45,000
in the canning business, which is
scarcely more than a year old, was dis
tributed among fifteen different places
in almost as many counties.
In 1880 only nine towns in the State
had a population of over 2,000. Now
there are twenty towns of this class,
and they scattered over the whole
State, showing that industrial growth
has been general.
The Fife-Schenck Case Settled.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., June 30.-The
Fife-Schenck affair at Greensboro has
been amicably adjusted. At the trial
this morning Mr. Fife, in his statement.
said that he did not intend to cast any
reflections on either Judge Schenck or
his family, and if he did he begged par
don. Judge Sahenck admitted that he
did wrong and asked forgiveness. All
parties interested shook hands and bu
ried the hatchet, and a nol. pros. was en
tered in each case against Judge
Schenek and his .,>ns. As the crowd
were getting readiy to dIsperse, some
one in the court room commenced sing
ing the long metre doxology. The
crowd joined in. andl a minister being
present, the coui-t adjourned with the
A Mufeddesome Postmaster.
BAL TniOnE, June 26. -Christian Seit
linger, postmaster at Della, Md., was
arraigned before Cornmissioner Rogers,
charged with annioying Miss Florence
E. Keith. of Plainlield, N. J., with
anonymous letters. Miss Keith was on
hand to testify against Seitlinger,&
she said she did not know, hut th~
that I e had secured her name and - -*
dress from a letter which she misdi
rected to his postotice. Seitlinger de
nied opening the letter, but admitted
reading its contents, and said the letter
came to his oflice opened, and that he
read it to secure the proper address. H~e
was held in $1,000 bail for trial.
Five Persons Drowned.
CNcINNATI, .June 26.-Five citizens
of Riverside, a suburb of this city, were
drowned in the Ohio river last night
by an accident while boating. They
had beeni up the river and just passed
a eamer gomng up streamn, and were
loating down on its waves, when they
met the tow boat Frank Elmore com
ing up stream with a large tow of
empty bar~res. They st eared clear of
the steamer, but wvere run; down by its
Fatal Bugay RIde.
Locisv1LI.E. Ky., J uly 2.--John
Smith and Miss Mary Damson, who
were to miarry mn a few days. went out
drivingvyesterday, near Franklin. Their
horse took fright and ran aw.y. Both
were thrown out of the buggy, and
Smniths neck was broken, while the
young lady was fatally injured.
Five Men Killed.
ASH LAND, PEN~N., June 26.-The Pat
terson Coal Company's breaker near
here was blown over at 4 o'clock this
afternoon and five mien were killed.
CoNo.alEss3AN SHELL has recanted,
and says he is riow in favor of the sub
treasury bill. Make way for him on
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
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Mattress Mf'g Col,
High grade Moss, Hair, & Wool Mattresses,
Office & salesroom, 552and 554 King st.,
Reduced price list, for fall trade, 1890.
Mattresses,-assorted stripe ticking:
No. 1, Straw and Cotton, $2; No. 2, $2.50;
No. 3, $2.75. No. 1, Excelsior and Cotton,
$3.50; No. 2, $3; No. 3, $3.50. No. 1, Husk
and Cotton, $3; No. 2, $3.50; No. 3, $4. No.
1. Cotton Mattress, 40 lbs., $5; No. 2, $7;No.
3. $8. Prices quoted on Wool Mattresses if
desired. No. 1, Moss Mattresses, $5; No. 2,
$6; No. 3, $7. No. 1, Hair Mattress, $10;No.
2, $15; No.3, $20. Bed Spreads, $1.50 to$3.
Comforts, 95c. to $4.50. Blankets, 90 cents
to $5. Feathers in best ticking at 75 cents
per pound, plain or fancy stripe made up.
Lounges in imitation walnut, oak, and ma
hogany. In raw silk, $4; carpet, $5;moquett
plush, $6.50. Upholstered cots, $2 to $3.
Spring beds, $1.50 to $5. Buy direct from
the factory. Send cash by express or postal
note to T. H. McCALL, Genl Sup't.
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