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VOL. IX. MIANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 28, 19._ _N 1
HE LOST lIS NAME.
QtUEER CASE OF A MAN IN AN ATLtN
Trying for Days to Renmvber Who He
Was-He Could Recol'ect Bi Friende.
but Not His Own P.rsoality.
ATLANTA. Feb. 22.-Dr. Hale's "Man
Without a Country" was not bait so
bereft as the unforfunate individual at
the Grady hospital without either a
name or a past.
Name, past, friends, home, even con
science, were lest in the wreck. He
awoke in a hospital ward with a new
maind, through which vague, imperfect,
ghostly, framentary visions were Ilit
ting in confusing disorder. These
ghostly figures seemed familiar and
the lost mat, the stranger to hims-lf,
clung to these torn shreds as the shad
ows of his past. Out of i; all he bas
eagerly tried to identify bimself or his
past history. He has but partially suc
ceeded. A f6w incomplete passages
from his past have been established in
his mind and he is safely on the way to
The pitiful spectacle that the lobt
man presented was one of absorbing
interest to the phy iclans and psycolo
gist. His case is not one without pre
cedent, but of sufficient rarity of occur
rence to make it the subject of great
study. Oatside of fiction few extraor
dinary instances have been presented.
The picture of a man discovering him
self is one that but few of the physi
clans in Atlanta have seen,
A VICTIM OF APHASIA.
The lest man, who was yesterday
discovered to be named Daraghn, is the
victim of a species of aphasta. This is
an Infirmity that attacks the delicate
machinery of the brain. It is often a
natural infirmity, but oftener produced
by a powerful blow on the brain.
Sometimes it destroys the power of
speech, sometimes memory, sometimes
sight. In this instance memory has
been locked up, but it is hoped not en
It is only within the last few days
that the hospital physicians have
agreed that Draughn's silence vas the
result of aphasia. His reticence in
speaking of himself was attributed to
guilt and the physicians de::lared that
he was shamming. it is now apparent
to the most indifferent observer that
his memory is suspended. Since it has
been discovered that he has aphasia
the interest in his case has multiplied a
hundred fold. It has attracted the at
tention of every physician in the city
and is the gossip of 'he streets.
His condition has been extremely
puzzling to the novice; in fact many
veteran physicians have regarded it
with wonder. But few 3f them have
ever met with similar instances, save
within the medical records, but all are
familiar with the theory of aphasia.
The patient at the hospital has passed
through many stages of recovery.
First the power of speech, which for
three weeks was inactive, was restcred.
Then his faculty of observing csme
back and be became thoroughly cogni
zant of everytbirg transpirmg about
DID NOT ENOW HDiSELF.
He was in the strange predicamnLt.
of not knowing wbo he was, and feel
ing a keen sensibility of the import
ance of knowing Time and time again
he stated to the :ity detectives that he
would give half of his possessions to
any one that would tell him who he
The spectacle of the stranger iry log
to master his past was a moat Iipres
sive one. He was like a child learnmna
its first lesson. He went about the task
with unfeigned eagerness and never be
camne fatigued. For hours he listened
to the questions of phy sici.ars, detect
ives and others and trier hard to an
swer every question.
A gentleman supplled the detectives
with a long list of names of people re
siding at Winston and Salem, N. C. I
had been learned that Draugrna hac
once hived there, but withou at~
ane he could not name a single resi
dent of either place. One by one the
names were called over to him, he
bending torward in his eagerness to
hear. His Iuddy face was expressive
of the deepest attention and at every
question his brow knlie d in thought.
Many of the people he knew, atnd after
thinking for a few minutes recalled
some fact concerning them. In this
way he remembered various points in
his own past.
As Detective Cason entered the room
where he was some one pointed to tue
officer and asked the stranger if khe
"Oh, yes," said he, rising and holding
out his hand with childish pleasure.
"Yes; he's going to find mue."'
"What does he do?" was asked.
TI: man thought for a moment intent
"Now, I don't know that,"'he said,
and suddenly a thought came to him
and he arose with alacrity and walked
to at'able; "bt I can sho w you what
He picked up a card that the detect
ive had given him several days ago and
handed it to the questioner.
"Tat.'s him,"hbe remarked
Although he Is a man of fair educa
tion, he could not read the card, but
had tressured it up with interest.
gOGGING HIS EIORY.
"Do you know oid maa Aifriend, at
Winston ?" he was asked.
"Oh, yes,"hbe said, alter some slight
hesitation. -'But he's not at Winaton.
Be's at Salem. Gut a place where you
buy what you w ant." The questioner
confirmed what the man said.
-Do you anow Mr. Yokely, the horse
"Why, yes," he said eagerly. "OQf
coursel do. I knowluhias good as I
can. There's three of them, and
know them, too. One's a-a-he's-"
Failing to find words expressive of
his thoughts, he held out his arms im a
"Fat," suggested Detective Cason..
"Yes, that's it,' he said, enthusiesti
caily. "Good one; never bad any one
-you know there wasn't any woman."
"He's not married, .50u mean," said
the detective, The stranger nodded
The long list of names was gone
through with and the stranger drank
in every word that was said to him.i
He recognized many names and tried
to tell something about the ones he
knew, but his words were so confused
that he could not make himself intelli
ble. He seemed to have a clear idea ol
what he wanted to say, however.
The name of Mr. Seitze was callhd
His face brightened up wondezfully
and a joyous light, like that in the face
of a pleased child came into his eyes.
", 1 know him; I know him," h;
said excitedly; "ask me more. Het
right up there you know. i'm right up
here, and he's right up there." lle 11
lusated by his gestures ratter trar
his words that he amant that Seitze oc
cupied a farm adjoining his. ia i.i1
eagerness to tell something about thi
his mind brightened percepltitbiy anc
his words came with less difliculty.
"He's got a store," he said. "It'
righ up on the road and I go by it li
my buggy. lb's got a place. It's part
of the way to Salem and part of the
way to Winston. You have to Zo b1y
it. Ile knows me, tco."
The name of an old bhoemaker was
mentioned to him.
"See him all the time," he said. "Ile
don't do anything but stay thera. He
woudn't do anything elst if he couldn't
make any money. le just stays up
there .nd works, works, works."
The nr.me cf a prominent mnin r
"Oh, I know him , he said; "l;
tell you what be does iU a minute. Oh,
I'll tell y(O: he stands up there, stands
up over, you know, and talks and tells
you things you want when you die.
And you pay him money. lie talas
atbout things when you die."
"P'reacher?" suggested Ed Cason.
"Yes," he deelare4d, empbatically,
"You can't remember your name?"
was asked him.
"No," was the earnest reply, "I
wnu!d know it if %ou would only men
tion it. I would give anythiug to the
man who will tell me about myself."
To Detective Cason be remarked:
"They knocked my name out and the
place where I came from, bat they don't
drive as fine h:zrses, as I do."
Infinite patience is required in talk
ing witL Draughn. He puts his ideas
into words with the greatest diilicul
ty and frequently he falls utterly to
make bimself understood. He uses his
words in the wrong place and seems to
be unable to choose the proper words.
IIIS NAIE DISCOVER ED.
Yesterday morning he talked with a
number of patients at the hospital con
cerning his name. Suddenly he rushed
into the room adjoining his, which is
occupied by Mr.'Hanks, and cried en
"I have found my father's name and
I do believe it's mine.too. It's Draughn
-Emil Draughn, and he's in Germany.
I believe that's my name, too."
He was jubilant over his discovery
and told of it in the most excited man
ner to all who came near him. Later
in the day a lady whose husbard had
become interested in the case called to
see the stranger and confirmed his dis
covery. She stated that she knew him
in Salem, N. C. Full confirmation is
expected by Chief Connclly today. He
has written to parties in Winston and
Salem ard expects to bear from his
communicatioLs today. He received
several communications yesterday. One
from Richard Travis says that, judg
ing from the picture published in Sun
day's Constitution, the man is T. A.
Sanner, of Tremont, Pa. A picture
was also sent, which was accompanied
by a letter saying that the man was
named Pannell and that he disappeared
from Atlanta five or six years ago. The
picture resembled the one Chief Con
nolly has so very much that the chief
wasled to believe that they were of the
Draughn is abeut as vigorous now as
he ever was and he assists the nurses
at the hospital- He is a good-humored
fellow and frequently laughs at what
is said to him with keen appreciation
Dr. W. S. Elkin was asked about
su::h cases and said:
"It is a kind of aphasis, and is caused,
do'ubt;-ss, by a clot or blocd settling
over the centre of the serse of memory.
In a cUsEs the patient may gradual
ly recover, tb bloud being absorbed by
nature. Trephi.ing is the remedy used
in very extreme cses. This is a very
delicate operation and in all cases aan
gerous Of this case,I krow practical
ly r-.tbing, but I should jdAge that. in
tm be w:!1 come into the full pa'ss- s
silon of all his faculties."
A slick Riscal.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 17.-Leroy
H arris, alias William HI. Clark, under
going examination in United States
Commissioner Fairchild's offlce in the
Federal building held up the Commis
sioner, U5nitt d States Attorney Mackey,
Special Postcffiae I::spector Latimer
and Deputy Uaited States Marsnal
Wald at the point of his revolver and
then bolted and made good his escape.
Harris weas arrested in the postoffice at
noon to-day by Special Agenrt Latimer
on the charge of forging une name or
Wilim H. Clark to a money order for
$100 in Valparaiso, Ind., some weeks
ag. The inspectors bad been after
him ever since and otily succeeded in
spotting him to-day. IIe was taken to
te U5. S. Commissioner's office on the
third floo of the buiding and was put
under examination. Everything was
going on quietly when Harris jumped
to his feet and pulling a big gun 3 elled:
"Hold up y our hands or itl blow your
d- brains out."
He had the drop ou all present and
they quietly submitted. Harris then
backed towar ds the door, with his re
viver still covering the court officials,
and opening the door bolted into the
corridor, locking the door after him.
Quick as a flash Inspector Latimer
tnrew open a window and fired his re
volver in the air to attract attention
and then yelled: "Stop him, stop him."
A crowd quickly gathered, but Harris
had got safely out of the building and
was gone before the police arrived.
Harris was for many years an em
ployee of the New TYork postoffice.
Ditched by Ftlan.
Los ANGEL.ES, Cal., Feb. 16.--A
special from M~aj've says: The South
ern Pacific overiand train No. 20 was
e "p and wrecked at Roscoe, abt'ut
twelve miles west ot Los Angeles,
about 11:30 last nig ht. The switch was
thrown and ho train run on a short
spur, throwing the engine and two
cars off the track. .Eoginieer Dave
Fhomas is badly injured and Fireman
Arthur Masters and an unkno wn tramp
was shot and killed. The robbers blew
t e ex press car opern with bombs and
robbed it. The amount taken is not
known. There were three men in the
gang and they started north on horse
ack after the robbery.
Another special fromi San Fernando
ss:- Several men boarded the train
at'urank and at Roscoe their accom
plices dit ched it and commenced shoot
ing. The WVells Fargo express car was
blown open with dyniamite and the
money taken. Tne fireman was caught
under his engine and only lived about
one hour. Engineer Thomas jumped
and took to the brush,thoulgh it is re
ported he was injured; and an un
known tram?, who was stealing a ride
on the cilot was5 killhd. It Is reported
that the robbers escaped wit h several
sacks of gold. The tramp who was
killed was a youth named Granger. His
body and that of Fireman Masters
were brought here several hours at ter
PENSACOL A, Fla., Feb. 2!.-A special
from Mariana state s tbut the large ele'
piant tiypsey. belonging to the Hlarrit
Nickle Piate Show, now playing in that
town, was kiled t oday. The elephan
was being taken from th- cars to the
tent w~-en he becamne unruly and refus
ed to go, got 'aw'v. was capture~d and
cained down min te tear, managed tt
escape again, tore down~i the tents,
no'ked one man down an~d came very
near killing seve-ral that were standing
round. After a long chase he wau
captured, refused to0 go in the car
howd light and bad to be killed
i'wenty shots were ared into him witi
A BRUITAL MURDElt
THE KILLING OF A NEGRO NEAR GAS
TON, iN LEXINGTCN.
The Friends of Ito Dead .in APP"tI t)
the Governior for Adv!c--Ti:e s:-1y of
the Afls!r-Four Men Arrt-sed.
COLUMBIA, S. C , Fe . 2l.-Tte
z-ate yeserday morning published a very
brief acccuat of the kh'i3o ot a nearo in
Uxin;ton county, ard stated that a
good manv negroes-from the ineighbor
hood had call, d vn the Gcover:-or about
the matter. It now appears. ui-cn in
vestiation, that the Eflit was a i-rutb1
an': cold bloodcd muracr. and unless the
law acts promptly sericus trcubte may
cecur in the neighborhood of Gaston.
Governor TUlman, when asked about
the matter 3esterdav, said it seemed,
from all be c'.uld ascertain, that a most
cold-blooded murder had teen cco=mt-*
ted. The negro bad been called ott and
shot down in his own door by a party of
masked men near Gaston. Hesa3s the
nearoes are cornsidernbly wrouegt up
over the matter, and say that besides
killing this man the masked men shot
into their houses at night. They came
to the Governor for advice. The Govi
nor says he told them that he thought
the good white people of that section of
the country wculd asd thcm, He told
them that they bad the tight to dettud
their homes from attack, but advised
them not to precipitate a riot. The
Governor says he has written to the
trial justice for that Eection and intends
to offer a gocd reward for the dete.-.ion
and capture of the murderers.
Govercer Tillman ecueuled b., mak
iug public the fllowv-i.gle'.ter te had
just received from a highly rEspiected cit
zen in the neiehtborhood of the crimr:
"I eupposed you bave heard before
this of jhe murder of the negro man,
Gage Roberson, a few miles above hcre
in the 'Satd Hills.' I take the liberty
of wiiting ycu atcut the matter as fNr
as I know, as I have dounit about a our
ever getting the truth about it for sever
al reasons. I will tell vu in as plain
way as I know how. I have known the
negro since he was a boy, and he, with
his father and brothers, are considered
among the best behaved and most
'sbifts' negroes i:- this county.
Gage bought a small tract c f larnd from
A. H. Wolfe several y ears ago, and un
fortunately for Gage, it joined West
Hawevh place, who is a Cnelegged
whime nan. Last year about this itime
fire' g9t out from some one and burned
a little of Hawseys fence. It seems
that he had a giudge against Gage be
cause he got the little piece ol land near
him, and he accused Gage ofburning his
fence. I -will say here now that Gage
has al-ays been a respectable boy (to
those who deserved respcc), and ever
sirce, frcm what I can lean. -e bas been
perscuting the boy. A few dais bc
Icre the murderla son of Hawsey's r< e
across Gage's wheat and he told hIm T ot
to ride across his wheat, and the ycunI
Ha;sey told him 'anzn him, 'u*
sec h before lon.
T:,e day of tte n lit of the murder
Hawsey bad a log rolling, and han .sev
eral bid fellows. so 1 he.r, belpie bim,
and that ni4.: the negro was biutall
murered i:_ his own bore. I nevor
n Prd e. awi rse c.e. I d -at ! h:nk- I
If , ou II h! tire a en eive sr& send bim
down in the neighborhood of Huckabee'
Ml you will find out who it is, in less
tan a week. Huckabee, I think, knows
all about i:; ii he did not help commit
the deed. The people in that back coun
try are hardly civilized yet, and don't
mid killieg a nearo any more than theyv
do a chicken-. Scome thing ou-ht certain
ly to be done, and it the decent white
eople do not see to it. it will soon die
cni... I felt that it was my duty to write
Su this, knowin~g that vou did not ap
prove of such "
THE 31URDERERS ARRESTED
COLU31BIA, S. C., Feb. 22--The
iiug of tne negro, Gage R.,berson, as
mentioned yesterdiy is now the su'jie:
of an official investigation, and some orne
may be made to ruffer for this brutal
crime cciumitted near Gaston junt a
That the investiga'ion ordered by
Govenr Tillman has begua to bear
truit can be seen from the following tele
gram received by himyesterday:
LEXINGION DEPOT, Feb. 21.
Gove rnor B. R. Tillmaa..
F-:ur persons arrested and lodged in
ji, charged with murder of Gage Rob
erson. Will ECe you tomorrow in Co
P. HI. NELSON, Solicitor.
The Go.vernor does not yet know who
the men who have been arrested are,
but he has his ideas of their identity
from inf ormation he has received. So
iictor Ne'3on's cming taday is, there
fore, awaited with interest.
The editor of The State yesterday re
ceived a private letter in regard to the
ratter nrom a well known citizen of
Lnton -ounty, who can be vouched
for as entirely responsible, but who, for
obvous reasons, does not care to be
aon in the matter. The following is
and cxtract from ii:
"I knvov that ere this you have hecard
of the mur'cer of Gage Rob-.rson by
sme unkown parties. I will tell ycu
wbrt I have heard about it and you can
say in print what you think hest. Gage
is one of five sons oi Abraham Rober
son, who died a few months ago, and
was considered one of the best colored
men in this section of the country. All
of his bos s have the rr putation among the
decent white people ot tuis neighborhood
of being good, honeat, straighr forward
iellows, and the boy Gage was an ex
eeptially goed boy, with a wife and
"Several years ago he bought ~a small
piece of poor sancdhil! land from Mr. A .
A. Wclie, 0f tis setion:, and bult Lum
seif a l:og cabia on iI. It adindO~ a
a tract (4 land onviedi by a : man
named Wesley Hlawsey. 1- seca~s tiw
Hawsey did not l:ke the ueihbor, their
heusse being only a short distauce apart
and tried to make it uplo-asaut for the
necro; but the boy was there to stay.
Lst spring there was a tire got ct
during the windy weather, when people
in the country w ere burnin:g up the trash
t~at tals from the dead trees. Hlatsey
lost a few panels of fence by dwe fire,
and tried to put it on Gage, saying he
did it purposely; but eve-rib'>dy kne'.v
that itwas not s>. A few des bo :a
he murder one of H~awsey's sons-I e
has two about grown-rede serm
Ga's wheat Uela, and (LG te i1 b:m
he must not ake a roa.d ov. r las U.-d of
~hea. Yourg Hawsey ston~ed his
rs and told Gage that he w'.uid get
umf in a few days5.'
"The day of the n1ght <( the murd~er
Ha sev h:ad a log rolon, and tad a
nod oartv of yount, ruliius from~ out
i tn hahf civil.7ed couungi. ma the
ucih orhood of HI ackabee.'s Mill. and
that same night thie poor negro was
cxale toopn his door and admit a
Iriend an3 when the door was opened
two men; stepped in and shot two low
leads of .uckshot into tha poor boy, and
be fell dead in his wife's lap.
"1 nevor iu my life h-ard of a more
iutai nurder, and. sir. I tell ycu that
scmngctlrltz is not done to put a stop
m uich ,cs tS tbs I do not know what
will b the etcnscqeence. I have heard
whlat I bave. wrtten you trom good, reli
a-lr- ne-ce3 and I thought it my duty
to ive it to a newspaper man wno
coild say s ornethiug to the people in a
ny that nlight do good."
Peroalu Rnflians Killed for maltreating a
LYxNrBBno, Va., Feb. 17.-The
Lynch burg News will print a private
letter to-morrow, received here from
Persia, relating a shocking instance of
swift and extreme vengeance on the
part of the Shah's government, at the
instance ot Minister McDonald, in.be
half of the American missionaries.
One of their number, Rev. E W. St.
Pierre of Orooaia, while riding home
from the couunty late in the evening,
when within a little more than a mile
of the town, was halted and seized by
some ruffians, was dragged him into
adjoining woods and treated him in a
most unmerciful manner. With fre
arms and swords pointed at hi, breast,
he was forced, under the threat of in
stant death, to surrender all the money
and other valuables which he had about
him and more was demanded under
penalty of his life. Having no more to
give, Mr. St. Pierre told them to kill
him at oice, if they intended to, as he
was a Caristian and not afrid to die.
Then they roughly treated him again
stripping him of his clothing in the bit
ter cold, and left him half dead, saying
tha.t if he moved from where he was in
so many minutes he would be shot.
When the time bad expired the outraged
man dragged himself to the road and
finally reached home in a deplorable
condition, where he was kindly cared
fr. The facts of the case were Im
mediately reported to the American
Minister at Teherana, who promptly
fala it before the Prime Minister with
a most urgent demand that prompt and
vigorous measures be taken for the ar
ri stand punishment of the cirminals
who had so brutally maltreated his
countryman. The Prime Minister re
ported that no effort would be spared to
bring the malefactors to punishment,
and immediately telegraphed a peremp
tory order to that effect to the proper
oficials at Oroomia. The answer came
quickly that his orders had been obeyed;
that the rsobers, four in number, who
provEd to be notorious outlaws, bad
been captured after a stout resistance
and put to death. This summary and
sanguinary ending or the affair was at
once reported to th6 American legation
by the Prime Minister, which thankea
him for his prompt action in the mat
ter, and I hen put in a claim for dam
ages for Mr. St. Pierre.
In a New UEie.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb., 17.-A
special from Topeka, Kas., says: Mary
E. Lease claims to be a Mason and she
w ae the stat ement today that she pro
pcsed3 to orgauize lodges of Masonry
for women throughout the country.
Mrs. Lease wears upon her bosom, sus
pended by a goMd chain, a Krights Tem
plar charm with the usual keystone of
the c:er on,. the reverse side aird she
decla:es that she is as much entitlel to
wear i. as aniy man who belongs to the
Templar Order. She says her com
mandrv is Hugh D. Payne, of Fort
Scott, Kansas, and offers to prove to
Msons that she knows all the signs
-nd pass words of the order, blue lodge
and che pter and that she obtained them
legitimately. She says it Masonry Is
god Tor men, it is much better for
women, as they are more needful of
protection than men. She sa.5s once by
giving a sign of the order she was
avd from personal violecce ana from
that mioment she resolved to give to
women the same i.dvantages of Ma
sonry thatshe enjoys. She said that
she as thoroughly up in the Masonic
work, acd it was not necessary for her
o obtain the consent or aid of men in
initiating women, and if the men re
fused to recognize her deciples as Ma
sons they could and would act inde
pendently and have lodges and grand.
lodges of their own. Mrs. Lease ad
mits that it is contrary to the Masonic
rule for women to become members,
but she declines to state how she gained
the secret of the order. She challenges
any Mason to test her on the secret
work of the order.
LoND)N, F~eb. 15.-A Frenchman,
who is supposead to have been an Anar
chist, was blown almost to pieces to
night in Greenwhich Park. Near by
were found the fragments of a bottle,
which evid~ently bad contained explosive
material. The park keeper heard the re
nort of the explosion, which camne from
the direction of the observatory, and
hastenng thither, he found a man kneel
im on the floor,covered with blood. His
hnd and wrist had been blown away,
his face and body were covered w1:h
wounds and there was a gaping wound
in his stomcch, a portion ot the intes
tins protrudling. He was only ably to
sy "Take rne ho-ne." Whlere his home
was c ould ce be learned from the pa
pers in his packets and he was therefbre
conveyed to the Ss2aman's Hospital. He
died halt an hour after reaching there,
The conjecture of the police is that he
sumbed and fell and in this way caused
the explosion of the contents o1 the hot
tie, wv ich was in la pocket. The man
was about thirty years cf age. English
and French papers iound in the man's
pokcts showed that he was Martial
Pourdic, a foreian A narchist. He was
one of the forei;;n refageas and is belived
to have been in L'ondon but a few
months. What took him to Greenwhich
Pak has not been discovered.
Cheering Uncle Sam.
R10i JANEIno, Feb. 21 -The mer
chant vessels at this port are suffering
extremey for want of water b. cause of
the ref usal of the insurgents to allow
a water boat to go about the bay and
supply siah cratt with water. The
captain of the British merchantman
Nasmyth made application to the com
mander of a Brittsn man of-war for as
sistance necessary to enable him to ob
tan a supply of water and was con
terptuously refused. The merchant
skipper pro: ed applying to Admiral
Beham for aid, whereupon the com
mander of t.he war vessel sneeringly
ans wered that he might do as he liked.
The caiptain of the merchantmenl then
app~a'd to Admiral Benham, who as
siped Lieut. ilbourn to guard the
mer boat under t'e American flag.
\ :sels of al nations5 dre seeking the
im sailors are 0opfniv eursing 'English
oii:ials, who, they declare, are sacri
t i c~furerce -o aid~ De Gama. Evi
de~ce of the ex'sting fteeling in this re
spet is given la th e fact inlat at the
prinip~d hojin g yesterday, the Brit
isb 11. gs trampied in the dirt by
Bri:.ish se ors, whose oflieers exprrssed
no wod of disapproval of tiieir act,
which was accompanied by cheers for
llUNiIJNG A QUORUM.
ANOTHER:DAY F-RITTERED AWAY BY
Blatd 14 Deterwrited to Push Bi Bill
Through a~d Will Make tbe House Meet
(,n Waobington's WrthdaV - HEt', I
WAsuINd ro, Feb. 21.-Less than
four scorCRepresentatives were in
their seats t-day when the sessien of
the House was opened, but Deputy
Sergeant-at-Arms Hill asserted that a
voting qucyam would be on hand in
the course of the day.
Bland waiild not say that the bill
would be disposed of, however. He
said a nuarter of amendments would
be offered r6 his seigniorage bill, and
upon them,of course, debate will fol
low under tle five minute rule and he
could not say when a vote would be
After prayer and the reading of the
journal. Reed suggested that a report
was in order-from the Sergeant at-Arms
respecting his actions under the order
to arrest absentces so that the House
might kno*-how the poll stood. Col
onel Snow taereupon reported that all
absentees were either in the city or en
route hither* except the sick and ex
cused ones, Wnd seven who have been
sent for by authorized deputies.
Reed: " Has the gentleman from
Ohio, (Johnson) who is reported in a
Cleveland telegram this morning to be
so defiant of the authority of the
House, beenseut for ?"
The Speaker: " The Chair is in
formed that a deputy has been sent to
arrest him. "
(Johnson is quoted as saying he
would not regard a summons to re
Reed: "Are any of the tiepresenta
tives here under arrest ? "
Snow: * There have been no further
Reed: "I should like to ask, why ?
you had no difficulty in arresting half
i dozen Republicans. "
Snow. "Mr. Speaker, I would like
some information. Am I expected to
arrest members upon the floor of the
The Speaker: "The Sergeant-at
Arms is expected to exechte the war
rants presented to him. "
The Sergeant-at-Arms retired to car
ry out his instructions and the commit
ttes were called for reports. -
When the list had been concluded,
Bland asked unanimous consent that
members under arrest be excused with
out being brought before the bar of the
Reed: "I shall have to object. Our
members were paraded here in front,
and we want to see yours."
The Sergeant-at-Arms, not being
ready to report, Bland moved to go into
ommittee of the whole on his bill to
coin the seigniorage of the Treasury
silver bullion;and on that motion, de
manded the previous question.
Without a division on ordering the
previous quesiou on his motion, Bland
called for tne yeas and nays, and they
ware ordere&. The vote resulted :
Yeas;1Z;t i , 11-nine less than a
quorum. The following Republicans
voted with the bulk of the Democrats
in favoy of the motion of Bland: Bowers
f California, Broderick of Kansas,
Funston of Kansas, Hartmon of Mon
tana and Wilson of Washington-5.
Also the fcllowiDg Populists: Baker
O K1.arsas, Bell o! Colorado, Rowen of
Minnesota, Davis of Kansas, Kern of
ebraska, Pence of Colorado and
Simpson of Kansas-8.
Te negative vote was made up of
Belt zoover of Penrsylvanma, Cobb of
Missouri, Eyerett of Massachusetts,
Hall of Minnesota. McAleer of Penn
sylvania, O'Neinl of Massachusetts,
Pigott of Connecticut. Rtusk of Mary
land, Sickles of New York and Wolver
on of Pennsylvania-all Democrats.
At the announcement of the result,
Bland moved a call of the House,
which was ordered. it showed 271.
members in the hall. The proceedings
under the call were dispensed with and]
another vote began. 1
The second vote resulted: Yeas 157,
nays 10. This was a loss of three from
the first vote ard twelve short of a
It was stated at the desk (informally):
that at the time the first roll call was 1
made, there were nine pro-silver Rep
resentatVes in the House or the corrn
dors, who failed to vote. The addition
of that number to the vote would havei
produced a quorum.
Bland made the motion to order a
all of the House, w hereupon Reed in-1
terjected: "It seems to me that the
House might better occupy this time 1
in discussing th:e bill, than in wasting
it as the gentleman from Missouri per
sists in doing."
M~cMillin (Dem.) of Tennessee: "And
when will the gentleman from Maine
agree to vote ?"
Reed:',When we get through."
McMilin: "And when will that be ?"
Reed: "Why, when we have finished1
of course. The idea that these gentle
men have the tail of the situation in
their hands before we shall be allowed
to debate the subject is all wrong. The
nitom is for the body to debate a thing
until they get through with it. (Cries
f '-regular order.") That is what we
are tryIng to do; and It is a saame that
we cannot be allowed to do it. (Re
newed cries of "order.") by an impotent
body that cannot famnish a quorum."
At this point, Speaker Crisp directed
the reporters not to take note of the
colloquy proceedirg out of order.1
"Gentlemen cannot," he said, "make
statements out of order and hope to
get tem in the record."
Reed remarked that the Speaker was
entirely correct and he hoped that the
ruling would he enforced.
The Chair: "'It will be."
On Bland's motion to order a call of
the House, Reed asked for tellers and
having secured thenm, Bland demanded
the yeas and nays, thus ihtroduciog a
variation of the routine of filibusting
and slightly complicating the situation.
On the motion to order a call of the
House, the yeas were 161 and the nays
35; and the call was begun. Another
twist was given the proceedings upon]
this call of the Hlouse. When the ClerK I
had called the list of names once Bland
asked him if the presence of a quorum<
had been aisclosed, and learning that 1
223 members had answered to theiri
names, moved that further proceedings
be dispensed with. A division of thei
House showed a lar-ge ma jority in fa- 1
vor of th'e motion, but Reed asked for
tellers and Bland demanded that the
yeas and nays be taken. The demand
was seconded by a sufficient number
and the call of the roll was made.
By a vote of 176 to 21 the House vot
ed to dispense with further proceedings
uder the call and again the roll was 1
clled for a vote on Bland's motion to
go into committee or the whole on his
signorage bill. It resulted: Yeas 157 4;
ny, 4-the smallest vote' of the day.
13a?.d moved that the House ad
juro, but Talbott (Dem.) of Maryland
moved to amend by adjourning over to
morrow, Washingtob's birthday. This
eoked a passionate declaration from
Bland that until the Democratic party
woul provid a quorum to do business
it should not fritter away its time on
holidays. He then made the point that
in the absence of a quorum a motion
to adjourn over a day was not in order
which point the speaker sustained, and
put Bland's motion. A division
showed 119 to 56 in favor of adjourn
ment; and when Reed called for tellers
Mallory (Dem.) of Florida, demanded
the yeas and nays and they were -r
dered. The motion was agreed to, yeas
140; nays 103-and at 4 p. m. the House
adjourned until tomorrow.
LIFE AT CLEMSON COLLEGE.
Nearly 500 Students in the Great -chool.
Preparaloa for Wink.
CLEMSON COLLEGE, Ftb. 22.-Four
hundred and eighty-three cadets have
reported for duty, and of this numb-r
195 are new. The recriits are all in
one large company, in charge of Capt.
R. E. Lee, but Ps soon as they have
been drilled sufficiently well, eight com
panies will be formed. Eaich company
is to have about E qual n Lm bers' of old
and new cadets. There will be two
battalions, each composed of four
companies, and on saturday afternoons
there will be regimental parades, with
Mr. Shanklin, tutor in mathematics.
and Mr. Blythe, tutor in Englisb, as
majors, and Lieutenant Donaldson as
colonel of the regiment. There is
some talk of organizing a brass band
among the cadets. and if this be done
the regiment, witfi the flag which Lieu
tenant Donaldson presented to Compa
ny C. for being the best drilled com
pany at Clemson, and the field music,
will present a very fine appearance.
President Craig 2ead yesterday morn
ing divided the cadets of the college
classes into agricultural and mechani
al students. and It was seen that there
was about an equal number in both
lepartments, and not as some had pre
:icted, a big majority in favor of agri
,ultural students are being given work
)n the farm, garden and at the baro.
The mechanical students as yet have
lone but little work, but will com
mence in a few days, as supplies of
lumber, etc.,are being put in at the
siops for their use.
The professors are busy now exam
ining and classifying the new cadets,
which will soon be completed, and the
ecitation will begin, Physical exam
bnations are being held daily by Dr.
Redfern, but as yet no one has been re
Esed admittance into the college on
wcount of failure to pass the examina
A good many old cadets, and some
2ew ones, who received appointments
)y the examination held in January,
iave failed to put in their appearance,
d preparation is now being made to
ill their places from thse who have
1e highest grades but failed to win
he appointments. Several have al
:eady been admitted who came on at
he opening and remained, watching
or a chance to enter. It is safe to say
hat in a short wbile the barracks will
)e filled with 600 cadets. Measure
nents are being taken for the uniforms,
d in about six weeks all will be in .
eans. The laundry is doing very nice i
ork indeed, as good as any in the
state and the board is decidedly better I
han it was last year, in fact. There is
>erfect harmony among the cadets. I
hey have organized an athletic asso
:iation, with Mr. H. G. Cliff as pei- 1
ent, and several baseball nines bave
yeen formed, and during the coining
ieason Clemson is going to have some I
ery fine games, not only among the (
ioe teams, tut with Furman Uni
rersity, Wofford College and others. 1
A few nights ago one of the ne w ca
lets was passing tne post of a sentinel.
e had on a very large, showy baoge,
which seemed to be the pride of his
whole being. Having failed to give
he countersign as he passed; the senti
iel said, with a very sternl look upon
s face," "Give me the countersigra."
Oh, friend, I can't part with this,"'
utting his hand over his badge, " my
nother gave it to me."-State.
A Fearfat Respinar,
ST. Loris, Feb. 15.-Arthur Due
trow has muruered his wife and child.
le is only 25 years old, and is the son
f the late Louis Duestrow, who died
iout two yerrs ago leaving a very
arge estate. Louis Duestrow made
he bulk of his fortune in granite
nountamn mining property, and invest
d it so as to make him a milionaire.
Arthur. the son, was a wild young
nani, but not a criminal'. About four
rears ago he married Albertina Liesse,
en a clerk in the counting room of ant
~vening newspaper. T wo years ago a
hild was born.
About a year ago Arthur fell into'
e ciutches of a notorious keeper of a
isorderly house, and has since been
-unning a fast race. Arthur drove up
the house in which he lived, with his
rife and 2 year-old boy. In a few min
ites pistol shots were heard, and peo
>e who ran in found Arthur's wife
Lnd child lying on the floor. The child
ras dead, having a bullet hole in the
eart and another in the head. The
rife had two bullets in her head.
Arhur Duestrow gave himself up at
he Compton Hill police station. He
eigned insanity, and told a wild story
o the e:lect that the pistol went offt
vhile his wife was t ying to pull it out
if his pocket.
Caught in Yew York
NEW YORK, Feb. 21.-Carl J. Jattie,t
railway postal clerk, 35 years of age,
ivng in Charlesaton, S. C., and running
>etween Charleston and Washington,
. C., was arrested in this city today on
telegram from Chief of F'olice Moore,1
if Washington, charged with abduct-t
ng Maud Gilbert, a giul of 15, living in
Nashington. Jattie is alleged to have
aken the girl away fromi the latter city
>n Monday, Febriasy 12, aud broughtt
er to this city where the couple put up
it the Coleman House for a few days,
ater going to ai furnished room at 145
'est5th street, where they were when
irrested. They passed under the name
if C. H. Ford and wife. Jattie was held
$3,000 bail for examination on Fri
lay, and the girl was turned over to
he Gerry Society.
Wrecks~ at Sea.
CARLETON, S. C., Feb, 19.- Capt.
. M. Peeckwithl of the shooner A. HI.1
jowe, arrived from New York Wednes
lay reports a very eventful voyage. 1
Japt. Peck with says: "Ca Sunday, i
eb. 11, off Hatteras, heading soutfl
est one-half west, eight miles distance
massed a sunken three-masted schoonier5
if about 500 tons in 12 fathoms o~ twa-i
er mast heads on top water. The
nast heads were bright, topmast heads
ainted white, blue ilag at mizzen to
>sail gone, main topsail hanging over
he spring stay, peak halyard tlocksI
roue from mast heads, topmast rigging,
apring stay s wire. Going around Hat
eras we saw a sun~en steamer. The
nast was half out of water.
ASIIVILLE, N. C., Feb. 15.-A special
,o Te Citizen from Marshall says:
Villis Murgan, a brother to deputy
;heriff Jesse Morgan of Buniconbe
outy, was shot and instantly k uled
t Marshal, Madison County, by G. R.
ams, who is a brotherin-law of M. E.
arter, Collector of Internal Revenue
or this district. Willis Morgan was
:ourtng Sam's daughter and had been
rdered off the place. lHe pe-rsistba
sat night in forcing himselt on the pre
nisesof Samc. with the result stated. 1
Ti-15 WA: IN BOSTON.
An Amnrchlet D-mnonstra'.on Nipre- iD
BOSTONX, Feb. 20.-About two thous
and people gatheral: on the common
tis afternoon to listen to add resses by
Morrison L. Swift, Herbert N. Casson
and other "Socialists-anarchists" as
they claim tbemselves. After htsiing
the spseches, the crowd marcned to the
State House, where Swift and Casson
were made delegates to visit Governor
Greenhalge. They demanded as they
themselves put i', that employmeut
should be siven to *he crowd which they
led. The GoverLor intimated to Swlfr
and Casson that he would do all in his
pu;cEr to help the unemployed and
that Le had no doubt that the Legisla
ture wcu!d do sometbing for the men.
Ie consi ed to come out and address
the c I> said to the people that
pe.;onaly he would do all he could and
tha.t he would recommend ac'ion by the
Legi-latture. Still, he said, the Legis
latum had no power to give work to the
unemployed, except the works on which
the shk uld be employed wese necessary
for th- general good. lIe insisted that
the first du;y of every citizen w3s obe
dience to the laws. If the laws were
not right it was the fault of the
people of Massachusetts not that of the
Governor or the Logislature. Ie s id
they were simp!y there to express the
will of the people.
After thisiwfft and Casson, followeed
by a crowd of unemployed, uent up to
lay their petition, which was couched
in the term of demand, before the
Senate and House of Representatives.
On their return frem the chamber,
Swif ascended to one of the little side
gallerits and delivered a speech tlat
sounded strangely out of place in the
historic old hall. " We will clean out
the State House," be cried, "if we don't
get what we want."
The rab* I-, for such it was, accepted
the declaration with enthusiasm.
PrivateSecrtary Thomas wasstand
Ing near and at the enunciation men
tioned, repaired hastily to the Governor
and reported the state of affairs. Gov
:rnor Greerhalge grabbed his hat and
eaded for the scene of actien. Meaa
while, however, S wif t had finished and
ad ascended the stairs and stood out
ide the chamber door awatting Repre
entative Mellen, whom he desired to
ntroduce the petition.
The Governor met him. .'-Did you
state that you would clean out tbe State
[Iouse'?" asked the Governor.
Swift cowered. "I did,"he half mut
ered, "but I stated that we would do
.t with the ballot." This was absolate
"You wish to qualify it in that way,"
"Yes," replied the agitator.
"Weij," said the Governor, clinching
is hands' "I do not like that language
ar, and it won't be tolerated. I warn
ou that I will hold you personally re
Swift's bravado was all gone. He
uickly slipped oat of sight and min
)led with the crowd. Previous to this
pisode, Governor Greenhalge had sum
moned Representative Mellen to his
"Mr. Mellen," he said, "I want - ou to
>e on the side of law ana order."
"You will have no stronger fighter in
.he cause," replied Representatlve Mel
en witn earnestfls3
Meanwhile Chief Wade of the district
)olice had telephoned to police head
lua ters and at 2:30 c'clcck, fifty blie
oats marched up Beacon street, and
aking the side entrance to the State
louse made a clean swath through the
nob', straight to-doric hall, where they
iated to await the orders of the chief
These orders ivere not slow in com
ng. They were to cle'ar the State House
md grounds of the intruders, who at
,at time had become a hiissing howl
ng mob. This was but the work ef a
noment, for the mere sight of the blue
uiforms and brass buttons was appar
intly enough to quell all anarchistic
:edencies. Before the blue coats the
nob melted away, out of the hall, down
he broad steps and on to Ba'con street.
There were some shouts oC "Kill the
>o1c," but the shouters took good care
o keep in the backgrounld. Tne crowd
radully made its way back to the
ommon and the State House once
nore resumed its accustomed quiet.
Representetive Mellen of Worcester
>resented the petition of Morrison L.
swift to the Legislature this afternoon
sing for their attention to the condi
ion of the unemployed.
The petition called attention to the
fact that the farms arnd factories are
~till in existence and asked that the
ineiployed be given work therein.
The House of Representatives there
ipon appointed a committee to consid
r the question, and shortly after ward
d journed. ________
Got tlie Governor'd Bitters.
CoLV1BIA, S. C., Feb. 20.-Constable
lhappelle saw a suspicious looking box
tt the Union depot yesterday. It was
nared "bitters." The constable was
ertain that the box contained some
hing more than peanuts or photograps
mud ordered it confisoated and sent to
he State Dispensary. When it ar
'ived there it was found that the box
was directed to Governor Tillman.
Chen it was li arned that a Ne w Or
eans concern which wants to sell bit
ers in this State had written to the
lovernor requesting to be allowed to
end a box of the bitters to be analy zed.
[hey were told to send the bitters, and
ecretary Tompkmns sent the firm a cer
iicate from the Dispensary admitting
he box to the State. The firm did not
et the certificate, but concluded to
lend the box anyho w. They stated in
letter th~at they did not get the cer
ificate. The laugh was on the consta
,le when it was discovered what he had
lone, but he is satisled as he kno ws he
vas doing his duty.-Register.
Two Town~s Rned.
ICcAco, Icb. 14.-A speciatlto The
Lera4 from Jackson, Mu. says the
~ylone of Monda4y passed through a
sparsely settled sectionl. It crossed the
llinois Certain railroad between Be
turegard and~ Martixisviile, two small
tatins. From there its direction was
brough several inner counties that
ive no railroad communications. On
his account only meagre details have
nen received. Ilewlett and George
o w small inner towns, are reported to
ave blown completly away. The wind
sas very high, and levelled everythin'g
n its path. The following persons are
:eported seriously injured in that v'c
nity- Mrs. Flynnui, Mr. Quarles and
:hld, and .John Kelly. In that immed
.ate vicinity the first reports of the
iamage seem to have been exaggerated
is no one is reported killed.
ANDEIRSox, S. C., Feb. 17.-Col. B. F.
3rayton's barn on his home place two
niles wvest of here was destroyedt ty
ie last night. Ga the iirst iluor i ihe~
arn his herd of JIers m, se-vr;.i in
rood mar9s and other K:-t : r
tabied and were i im re nitMf
er bearg of c** l .benw and
ifty, of 'herr a w ::ght or ten.
A large qu ..'a c.ra :d hyy and
th(er form'' w* alo detred. In
mrance uu . L Ioss between
MCu and .5'000. The origin of the
ire is ulr kauw. WXhen discovered at
Sa. n. the entire building wos 1"
iT HAS CLEARED ABOUT ONE HUN
DRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
F i; m-es of the Businets Done By it During
the PAst Six months-An Excellent
kinanclal Showing-The Figures In De
COLL-IBIA, S. C, Feb: 19.-The quar
terly statement or tme receipts and dis
bursement of the dispensary were made
public today. The figures make inter
est ing reading and show profits of $67,
139,00 or a total to Feb. 1 cf 899,337,16.
The following are the figures in detail:
Cash received ...... ....6205,814,98
Paid on mdse................ 127,998.54
Cash in treasury............. 19,713.11
S.ock (new).................$ 15,926,60
Due by dispennsers......... 99,778.56
Daes by others.............. 1,703.31
Cash in treasury............. 19,713.11
Bill payable.................$ 69,98258
Amt. to balance............. 67,133.00
Last quarter................. 32,198.16
Among the items of expense the most
prominent are: For constables 12,089,
53, bottles and corks $18,791.72, packing
boxes 459.98, sealing wax $1,119.68,
freight $187,60, badges$38, drayage
664,08, labor 83,329.87.
The.consolidated report of the opera
tions of the dispensary since its begin
ning is as f llows:
Miachinery and office....... 2,589.97
Due by dispensers........... 82,95350 -
Due by otters............... 10,336.24
Uash in treasury............. 7,514.55
Stook Feb. 1................. 15,926.60
Due by dispen's and others... 10L48L87
ash in treasury............. 19,713.11
Bills payable Nov. 1......... 61,027.53
Bills payable Feb.. ......... 69.98258
Amount to balance.......... 99,337.16
Total sales $414,897.14, cash received
306,147.11 bottles brought back and
breakage $7.268.16. Amount due to
Xakes a Good Judge.
YORKVILLE, S. C., Feb. 22.-Mr. 3.
B. Bell, of Yorkville, returned home
a-t week from Greenville, where he.
1as been in attendance upon the United
States Court now in session there. Mr.
Bell is enthusiastic in his praise of
Judge Brawley,.who, he says most em
pbatically,isthe "right man in the
right place." On being asked to ex
plain himself more fully Mr. Bell said:
"Why, I mean just this, The pto
:eedings of the Court heretofore have
been outrageous. Instead of a Court
)f justice the place has been what
might be called a regular perjury fac
:ory. Judge Simonton did all he could
:o purify it, but somehow did not suc
:eed. I am sure that by the time
Tudge Brawley presides at one or two
more sessions ho will clean it out com
"Now here is the situation, " contin
led Mr. Bell. " The deputy marshals
;et their pay through a system of fees,
io much for each arrest, preliminary
2earing, commitment, etc., and for each
:onviction. They are allowed four
witnesses in each case, and as It is al
ways their interest to have that many
bhe practice of filling oLct the number
with professionals is growing exg
sively. e -- .
"I have been to. jn-en on several
>ccasions as ar." S. .:ey. The faces
.here are familiar. m~.e same witnesses
:ome back again and again, and every
ody knows that many of them are
>rofessionals. I defended a man last
week charged with selling lhquor.
rhere were four witnesses against
2rm, and at least two of them were
inable to describe the p)remises on
which the liquor was said ;o have been
soid. Although I had no testimony
except that of a reliable white man as
to the character of the defendant, the
jury brought in a verdict of 'not gull
"Now here is what Judge Brawley is
loing to put a stop to these abuses.
He asked every witness, white or col
ared, " How many times have you been
here as a witness before ?' If the wit
ness said this was his first time, the
Judge told them it was all right ; but
if they said once, twice, three or four
limes, his Honor said in a tone, the
meaning of which was unmistakable:
Well, now, I'll give you fair warning.
You had better be very careful how
you come back here.'
' I am satisfied, " continued Mr.
Bell, "that if Judge Brawley continues
a.s h:e has started out, the professional
witness at Greenville will soon be a
thing of the past, and the United
States Court at that place will be made
whlat it has not been ror many a day, a
Court of justice. "-Enquire.'
Death at a Wedaing.
RALEIGH, Feb, 21.-At a wedding
in Allegheney county a la~rge crowd as
semled, among those. present being
Dauiet S~augter, of Carroll county, Vir
2mia. Just after the wedding ceremony
Slauf;ter passed near an old man who.
seizedJ his hand and made some remark.
Steu :hter spoke roughly and was told to
leave the house. He did so, but in a
tew minutes returned. The friends oi
the old men were angry and a peace
maker endeavored to keep them back
while at the same tinme be told Slaugh
ter to keep quiet. Suddenly Slaughter
sprang at Jacn Bare and stabbed him to
the hear t. Bare fell dead ana Slaugh
ter made an attempt to again stab him,
tut the tried seized his hand. She was
cut in the hand and arm and Slaughter
drehed f~r the door. Oc. the way he
stabbad Edward Long, killing him ia
stantly, and, then fbd fled, He was
capture d two miles away, There were
threats of lynching, but he was safely
taken to jail at Spartaj IHe clcims some
of the crowed struck him in the face.
A licAer Brs,
K EL. Fetb. 1G.-A boiler explosion oc
cum r, d t oday on the cruisser Branden
tw r, with fatal results to the crew and
!:ima;ge to the vessel. New boilers had
beeunput in the vessel and steam was
zotten up today to test them. The of
lieurs reiused to give details of the dis
aster, bt it is learned that forty-one
men were kille d and nine others fatally
wounded. Among the dead are three
rhief eugineers, who were on the
ve:sl to report on tbe work of the
bo'i its, and several other oflicers. The
vessel was helpless, but signals of dis
~ress brought assistance and she was