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VO X MANNING. S. . ND AUGUST 7, 1895. NO. 2.
CAROLINA'S NEW WOMEN.
AND THE INSTITUTION THAT WILL
MOULD THEIR WAYS.
Interesting Information Called From the
Prospectus of the Winthrop Neirumal a:nd
Industrial College- The Expense% aid
Owing to the fact that the work of
completing the buildings will consume
wore time than wasexpected the open
ing of the Winthrop Normal and In
dustrial College at Rock 1ill, the great
State institution for the education of
women, has been postponed from Oc
tober3 to October 15 next. All arrange
ments for the grand opening exercises
are now being periected.
At last President Johnson has issued
the prospectus of the College. and it is
brimful of valuable information to
those who expect to have their girls
attend the college. The composition
of the faculty has already been given
in The State.
A full description of the inagniticent
buildings is given in the prospectus.
together with an outline of the interior
,arragements. Extracts will be of ii
terest to some:
"The main building is a grand and
imposing edifice, fronting 200 feet and
extending back 90 feet, with a large
chapel in the centre of the rear, with
a seating capacity of 1,200. It is three
stories high, above the basement, with
an additional artic story, and contains
over forty large rooms, exclusively
for school and industrial work.. In
addition to ample provision for acade
mic, normal and industrial work. a
library, museum, art and society halls
have been provided."
"The 'uilding is designed to furnish
sulficient room for the instruction of
600 students, though, at present, the
dormitory will only accommodate
about 240. The structure is built of cut
stone and brick, with slate roof and
plvanized iron cornices.
"A large dormitory, shaped like an
L, built of brick, adjoins the main
)uilding, and a covered way connects
t with the dining room and the main
:milding so as to protect the girls from
.he bad weather of winter as they go
to their meals and to the class rooms.
This dormitory is three stories high
and contains 150 rooms. It has every
convenience that modern architecture
can devise. It is heated by steam,
lighted by electriety, and furnished
with bath rooms, with hot and cold
water, and closets, on each floor.. Like
the main building, it is supplied with
a perfect system of fire protection.
Broad piaz for every story furnish
ample space for exercise in rainy
weather. Each room hasa special ven
tilating flue and transom over the
door, and the corridors are heate<Ny
indirect radiators as well as direct,
in order to insure plenty of fresh air
and at the same time prevent hurtful
cold drafts. Each of the rooms are
furnished with tvo single iron beds
and other neeessary furniture of the
best make. -xy two pupils will be
putin-a roon.. This, with the single
-bed, secures the very best arrange
ment possible for health and school
"This dormitory is designed to ac
commodate 264 persons. ihe founda
tions of anotherdormitory of the same
size as the one already built have been
laid, and it is confidently expected
that it will be built when the necessity
for it arises."
The college grounds consist of 34+
acres. The buildings will have a sew
erage system; they will have fine sup
ple of clear and pure water furnished
by the college's own system, a gym
nasium an infirmary, etc., and a farm
of 147 acres.
The scope of the college is beautiful
ly explained in the prospectus.
As to the courses of study the pros
"The courses of study embrace three
S"1.The normal department.
"2. The industrial departmient.
"3. The domestic science depart
"The student whocompletes the full
course will be awarded a diploma,
which will be a life license to teach in
the public schools of the State. To
meet the needs of special students,
limited cour'es to be finished in a shor
ter time will be arranged.
"A summer school to meet tihe needs!
of teachers and others unable, for lack'
of time or means, to attend the col
lege during the regular session, will
be organized and run one month dur
ing the vacation."
The scope of each of these depart
ments is fully and comprehensively
outlined. Cooking, dressmaking, the
art acquirements will receive special
Music, art, vocal, and physical cul
ture have been classed as special de
partments. . .
As to the requirements for adnission,
the expenses, etc., the prospectus says
AS To A1iMIssos.
"The college will be open to girls
who are not less than fifteen years of
age, of good moral character. and
sound physical health. No pupil will
be admitted who has not already an
elementary knowledge of the ordinary
branches of an English education, viz:
Arithmetic grammar, geography and
"-At applicants for admission will
be requested to stand an entrance ex
amination. This examination will be
'ven'at the opening of the college in
Otober. The worli of this college
which is a part of the public school
system of the State. has been so ar
ranged that those girls who have pro
prly utilized the opportunities offered
by thebest common schools may avail
tlemselves of the advantages here
provided by the State.
"Those who wvishi to enter the col
lege should write to the president at
Rock Hill. In their applications, to
be written by themselves, they should
give age, place of residence, county,
name of parent or guardian, pre'vious
prepration, and the lines of study de
"The dormitory accommodations
are limited, for the p resent, and there.
is no pla:>e at the college for the idle
or frivolous. Only those are wanted
or will be allowed to remain who are
willing to do earnest, conscientious.
hard work and will comply faithfully
and cheerfully with the rules of the
"-A'l applications should be in thet
hands of the president by October ist.
"The dormitory will conitain 14? bed
rooms. Twenty-two of these wil:ltbe
occupied by members of the facuh'y
with their families. This w ill it-ave
120 rooms for the students. w hien.
since only two will be allowed ini onm
room, accommodate 240 girls.
anormitorveertificates will be issued
y the president to those aesirmig to
attend the college up to the rooming
capacity of the dormitory. So fair as
the acconmiodation-s will allownail pu
pils will be required to board at tire
dormitory. except those who ivze
with their parents near enough
to attend from their hones.
All pupils of the college in the dorrui
tory and out of it will be under the
saire rules and regulations.
"The girls in their domestic life in
the dormtitorv will be under the direct1
care of the matron and the lady teach
ers, who will have rooms in different
parLs of the building, the president ex
ercising general supervision.
"The dormitory will be made a pleas
ant home for the girls, and special at
tention will be given to their social
life, and to their health and comfort.
Con tidential comni a nications concern -
ing the health and habits may be ad
dressed to tie matron.
"The rooms in the dormLitorV will be
furnished with a bureau and looking
glass, two single beds with good
springs and mattresses, washstand,
studv table, chairs, etc., but the stu
dents will be required to furnish their
own blatnkets and sheetsand other bed
covering,' pillow cases, towels and
"The board in the college will be'
funished the students at ..ctual cost.
A good table will be kept, the food
will be abundant. of sufficient variety,
well cooked and nicely served.
"The cost of board to the individual
will be ascertained by dividing the ex -
act. cost of running the establishment
for a month by the number of inmates
of the dormitory. It is estimiated that
the average cost of board, including
furnislhe-d room, heat, light and wash
ing, will not exceed .S :50 a month.
"This small cost of living will be se
cured to the girls, not by stinting in
anything. but by purchasing provis
ions in large quantities at the lowest
cash prices, by reducing waste to a
minimum, and by the service of the
airls themselves, in dining room and
titcben, in place of hired help.
"The style of living will be as good
and refined as that of the very best
"The dormitory will be opened for
boarders on Monday, October 14th.
"'Pupils arriving before that time
will be charged one dollar per day for
The prospectus gives the following
estimated expenses for session of nine
Board in dormitories, including
furnished room, light, heat
and washing at actual cost,
(estimated)........- - . ;,0
Medical fee, including physi
cian's service, nursing and
medicine.................. 5 00
Fee for use of books and appa
ratus.................. 5 W
Total exclusive of tuition....*86 50
Tuition for entire course....... 40 00
Total, including tuition.....$126 50
Under the act establishing tihe col
lege indigent students pay no tuition.
There will be an incidental fee of $5
to be returned in case no damages are
The regular charges and this fee will
be paid in three payneits, as follows:
For students having free tuition
October 15th ...............$11 50
January 1st................ 25 0q)
April 1st.. .... ..... ....-... 25 00
For students paying tuition:
October 15th............... -i6 50
January 1st.................. 35 00
April 1st.....................' 0
No regular students hravinig free tu
ition and not boarding in thre dormri
October 15th.............*10 00
For regular students paying tuition
and not boarding in the dormitory:
October 15th...............*430 00
January 1st...............10 00
April 1st...................-10 00
No medical fee is charged to those
boarding or living in tihe city.
"The optional dues will be p aid only
when they are incurred, and then in
variably in advance.
"Instrumental miusic and~ art will be
optional studies, and a fee of $.3 a
month for four weeks in each subject
will be charged those who desire to
take either of them.
There will be no extra charge, be
yond the regular tuition, for vocal
music and free hand and industrial
"Stu~ents are furnished thre use of
all needed text boo~ks for tire text book
fee. But threy are expected to gather
help for all available sources, anid are
requested, therefore, to bring withr
them for private reference any good
text book which they mray possess re
lating to thre subjects to be studied.
Latin, French or Germian lexicons,
when needed. must be purchased by the
'The cost of mraterials, such as
chemicals, drawinrg nmaterials, mrimeao
graph material. etc., will be met bv
those usinig them. This cost can hard
l be more than $1 for the entire ses
" Stationery, music and such like
materials will be furnished to the stu
dents at the college and at cost
"To any' womran, living outside the
college ~desiring to take a special
course in any one of tire industrial arts
taught in tire college, a charge of $41
a month will be mrade.
'Graduates will be charged a diplo
ma fee of $2, arid proticient-s in the in
dustrial arts a fee of 50 cents.
"There are no scholarships to be
given out for next session. But those
holding scholarships from last session
in the Winithrop Normal College at
Coluibia will hav'e thremn extended
The Natval Rese.rv'.
CHARLEsTox. S. C., July W. - The
long expected monitor, Amphitr-ite.
f-om Br'unswvick, Ga., did not arrive
rere uutil about 4 o'clock this afte-r
noon1. E9sinrg to thie lateiness of thre
hour she was not boarded by Adjutant
Gneral *Watts. Assistant Adjutant
General Bruce anid several othrer olli
c's went on board anid hmad a very
pleasant chat with the othicers in
chrarge. The r-eser-ves w ill enter upon
their duties tomorrnow monnrg arnd
will so be engaged urntil Thursdmuav,
when the Amrphiitrite sails north. Thre
mren wer'e much exasperated at hrav
iig beenr kept on duty all day at the
batterv awalting the ar-iva!. Tlu-y
expect a tileasanit er'alse
.1 1'runa~~r Deamth.
S A~ 1>l. 21,a.,- A ug. 1. 'Edilth. the
lovelv four year-old daughter- of M\r.
and ir-s. (jh*ster (ioodrich, accidenrt
ally killed herself byvfal'n upo - he
endu (f the sticek enerted he
enisud befort erahdhr ti
the saddest a.ccn that Lever cc-ur-red
in this onmnnitv_
A VOTE ON FREE SILVER.
THE NEW YORK MERCURY CON
DUCTS AN INTERESTING CONTEST.
Thie People Vote by a L:trge Majority in
iFavor of F'ree Cowin.ze nwl Declare t hat
tte taiste states should~ Fu*rai1,h itheir
o wn Mo ney.
It xas regarded all over the United
States as a very daring, even foolliar
dv, undertiking. when The Mercury
anlnoliiced oI the imorningi, of Juie
'4 that it promosed to test the sense of
the people of New York and Brooklyn
upon the question:
Shall the United Saites Governient
open its mints to the free coinage of
silver without writing for agreement
with Great Brit4in or any other Euro
pean nation, and at a ratio of 16 to I
Such stalwart advocates of the re
habilitation of silver as the Atlanta
Constitution in the South and the Cin
einuati Enquirer in the West thought
that the result of such a ballot must
be disastrous to the cause of free sil
But the editors of these journals.and
of other newspapers throughout the
countrv. did not know the people of
New York and failed to appreciate
their understanding ot the evils that
have been brougit upon them through
the demonetization of silver.
No one can read the letters which
have been published daily i The
Mercury, under the heading, "What
the Voters Sav," without becoming
deeply impres'sed with the way in
whieli the working men have grasped
tlie situation. and the intelliger..
which they have shown in advocating
free silver coinage as the first thing to
be accomplished for their relief.
The Mercury has not solicited a sin
gle vote upon this question.
The votes, which have been sent in
by tens and fifties, and in some cases
by hundreds, have been gathered to
gether by men who were interested in
the cause, subscribers to The Mercury,
who saved each day's paper so as to
secure the vote of a friend upon the
ballot printed therein.
The best testimony to this statement
is following, from Mr. F. L Hatha
way, of Clinton. N. Y.:
The ballots for free coinage in your
contest are astonishingly numerous,
considering the fact that you have not
resorted to the usual methods to get
votes. If some one in each of the
country towns of New York had taken
even tie little trouble I have gone to
in asking people to vote, your total in
this State alone would easily have
been greater than it will now be for
all the States in the Union. Sixty-five
qualified voters in this town have per
sonally written their ballots for free
coinage, and the same have been for
warded to you. Every man is a voter
and an intelligent citizen, and quite a
number of leading merchants, manu
facturers and farmers. I think I may
well say well done, Clinton! and add
that ex-Collector Magone did not
speak rightly for Clinton, at least,
when lie told The Mercury that the
Democrats in Northern New York
take no interest in the silver question.
But by far the largest proportion of
the votes have come in oune at a time
in an onvelope. with a two cent stanip
O the envelope, someties accompa
nied by a letter, but generally not.
So far as space would permit we
have published these letters from day
to day, following the announcement
>f the vote, but when so many were
received some had to be left out.
The Mercury believed that it voiced
the demands of the people in advocat
ing the free coinage of silver, but it
did not know it until this ballot was
The result is astonishing wh'len it is
remembered that no effort was miade
o induce people to vote. It is mior~e
stonishing that so few people voted1
n the negative.
Here is the result of five week's vot
ing on the silver question:
Question: Shall the United States
overnment open its mints to the free
oinage of silver without waiting for
greement with Great Britain or any'
o>ier European nation, and at a ratio
f6t to l1
New York City and Brook
Newv York State.... .....4.892 247
New Jersery..-....--..--2.732 158
Marland ..........-... 691 48
Washington. 1). C ........573 116
hio......-......----- 690 59
Georgia... ..---. .-..-..-..-.1,032 37
Iennessee..-.--.-..-.-... ...86$ 31
Arkansas............- 397 13
Mississiplpi......... ...... 596 6
Louisiana .. .... ....-.....12:1 2
Indiana....... --....---.--.- 501 13
Illinois.. ....-..--......... 663 22
West \~irginia .....--......189 3
Florida.............--- 113 4
Nebraska................. 21 7:
Minnesota...... ....--... 238 5
Oreon......--......-- ..- - 6 1
Delaware...-...--....----- 7 a
New Hamnpshire..........253 11i
Wisconsin.. .......... .....2 3
\eront..-. --. ---.... --. 35 8
Rhode Island-.......--. 56 7
Missouri.. ... -..-.-......- . 160 4
North Car-olina............9 2
South Carolia...........118 2
Idaho-...........-..---.--- 14 0
North D)akota.-...... --
South D~akota.......... 4
Utah..............----- .. 0
qusioste genuineness of tihis vote
fi. c~on. -New York Mer-cur>s .
4 n.oi liurd.eredc.
ii rm:Smmer''-lie. S. C.. to The
Ne-:.s 'd ourier- savs: Rumors ire
eur .a Oer of ahte boy having
been 'ouil mudre bia ) a negro ne(ar'
.-om 11 IC: The . bo'cIthes,.hc
wr nei in the poessRin of his .sus
a.mi: :nlrderer, have bten broughlt
h-v:..grchinzg parties.- are out. trying
to dnd thebyoe ad cahpture thei
A RELIGIOUS PRODIGY.
A Negro Girl Nir' Years Old Preaches the
Cocoux, S. C.. July 29.-The
most wonderful religious prodigy to
be found in South Carolina is now to
be'found in Cheraw. Her name is
(laretta Norah Avery, and she will
be ten Years old oin Septeniber 18th,
but for something less than three
vears she has been doing what she
calls "woring for God" amongst the
members of her own, the negro, race.
D)uriig the past few weeks she has
develop eKd into a wonderfi preacher,
and all who) come within the sound of
her voice are aiazed at her utter
In the verny conservative section in
which she has been working for the
past two weeks there was iuci oppo
sition to her at first. because children
were su piposed to have a "place," and
especially girl children to "be seen
and not heard." And there existed
decided conviction that "women
should not spekak out in meeting."
But before she had ended her first ser
mon, in the words of one of her audi
tors, the whole congregation had come
to the conclusion "tolet God's busi
ness be as He would have it."
Claretta Avery has been preaching
in Marlboro county for two weeks, and
she now numbers her converts among
both the white people and the negroes
by the score. At first she preached
only to negroes, but, after a few
nig'hts, her audiences were composed
of both races, and her simple, straight
forward. practical sermons appealed
squally to theologian and layman.
She'was born in 'Washington. 1).
C., 1S:hi September, 1885. Her father
was a minister in that city, but he died
soon after her birth, and she was taken
to North Carolina. where her mother
had relatives. When eighteen months
old she claims to have been converted
to the Christain religion and since
that time she has felt that she was
commissioned to preach the Word of
God to her people. Her mother had
a struggle to make a living for herself
and her children and, up to this time,
Claretta has been abite to go to school
very little. She barely can write but
she seems to have committed the whole
of the New Testament to heart. This
she has succeeded in doing by most
continually poring over it.
Since she was three years of age she
has never let a Sunday pass without
attending church, going two and three
times a day whenever she could. She
seemed to prefer listening to the min
isters of the white people, and many
a time she has been found in the gal
leries of the white churches alone and
listening intently to what was said by
the preacher. Her memory was won
deful and she is now able to repeat a
sermon, word for word, after hearing
it preached once.
Many believe that her sermons are
dependent entirely upon the facility
with which she remembers the produc
tions of others, and that she merely re
produces then. If this be true, no
one vet has ever heard or read the
riginals of the sernoius she preaches.
Rev. A. J. Streator, of Society Hill,
is authority for the following:
"She preached her tirst *erruon at
Releigh, N. C. Then she went to Ox
ford. N. C., where she began a series
of meetings in a private house, but
the attendance soon became so great
that the largest church in the town
ad to be engaged. Here 150 persons
professed religion as the result of her
preacling. Sandford, N. C., was her
next point and here she made thirty
four converts. Then to Vass, for one
ay, with ten converts as the result.
Then to Wadesboro and fifty co-nverts,
and from there to Monroe, and there
were thirty-nine converts. From ther'e
to Society Hill, wvhere she made
tenty-t wo converts." She is now at
work at Cheraw, S. C.
The Rev. Streator says: "She lays
bold of her text with a Herculean
rasp, and sways her audience with a
ift peculiarly divine. All who hear
her are forced to believe that God has
clled her to preach tihe gospel. I wvas
pposed to women preaching until I
heard this child, then I decided to let
God's business as lhe would have it."
Shne dresses modestly and neatly and
shows a decided distaste for all finery
ad jewels of all descriptions.
Tihe negroes throughout the whole
section in which she has been regarded
her with great awve, and are lavish in
their gifts to her. When she believes
the donor unable to make the sacrifice
she refuses to accept the protl'ered gift.
The superstitious attribute wonderful
healing power to her' and remarkable
stories are told of cures etffected merely
by her presence. These stories, how
Nere, lack con iiation and are be
lieved onily by the mowst credulous.
She claims to have no) unnatural
power, but merely to be '"working for
God." as she is dii-ected, The most re
rnarkable thing ab out her are her eyes,
which are very brilliant, and have a
peculiar cast; otherwise her features
are normal, and she would pass for
girl of ten years of age.
Au Old Man% Fo(llyV.
JwAs'~v1cts. Fla., July :St. --A spec
ial to tihe Times Union from Macclenny
Fa.. says: The suspectionl is growing
that Mn's. G. W. Craig has not told
all she know's about the assault on her
husband on Monday night, in which
his skull was broken. Mr. Craig is an
old man and is considered wealthy.
Some mlonthns ago lhe advertised
for a wife and the advertismnent
was answered by a Mrs Bai
e, of Albion, 11l. Mrs. Bailey
ae to see Craig and they w"ere mar
ried on thne day of her arrival' With
Mrs. Baily camne a y'ounlg girl. w"no,
she satid, was her daughter. Sooni af
ter the marriage it was learned that Mr
Craig were not livintg happily. Mrs.
Craig was a handsome woman miuch
ounger'I than he' hiusbandt. anrd very
extavagant!. it is alleged. Some timie
ago Mrs. C'raig said she and her
daugter' werei go'ing back to Albion,
1ll. as the could. nrot endure Cr'aig.
Tre disagreemient of the people. to
geter' withi he qu eer storyv told by
Mrns. Craig of the assualt oni her hius
band, has caused suspicion to be di
'eted towards her. It is considered
'ery remiarkabb#' that she should see
her'aged hrusbanld'sskull crushed at I t
o'clock at night and say nothing about
it until the next mnorninng. Mr's. Craig
and hrer daughter left the Cr'aig resid
eneet and we~n t towardts thne depot. butt
they were stoppe'd by shneri 1f Ponds
and are now ant thre houise. The weapon
with w buich Mr'. Cra ig was assaulted.
was founld today' cncealed in a:ar
rel o;' limre. It a large hie ard arnd had:
bod stainms on:it. Mr'. Craig is stil j
alive. buJt u!( nicsehlu. liis skullz was:
tepninetd to day' d1 it is hloped lie:
~il regain 'onlsciousess and tell who
WHO WERE ELECTED.
ROSTER OF DELEGATES TO THE CON
The Results of the Primaries in the Sev
eral Counties as Tabulated by the Execu
tive Committeen-Several Counties Di
vide their Delegates.
CoL Iu, Atigust 1.--The lightness
of the vote and the apparent indiffer
ence to the result of the election have
conspired to delay the returns from
the primary for delegates to the Con
stitutional Convention. In a great
many counties the complete returns
have been tabulated and are available,
and in some the returns go far enough
to indicate what the result will be.
It will be of great interest to know
who will make up this all important
convention, and a roster as far as can
be anticipated is made up of the avail
able reports. In most instances the
nominees of the primary are given as
the most likely to sit in the conven
tion. In Sumter and Georgetown the
convention nominees, who are, no
doubt, certain of election,. are put
down as prospective delegates to the
convention. Of course there is no an
ticipating opposition tickets in the
The roster, as made up at this time
from the most available sources, is as
Abbeville-Wm. C. McGowan, L.
-H. McCalla,J. C. Klugh,R. R. Hemp
hill, Fr-ank B. Gary, R. F. McCaslan.
Aiken-John Gary Evans, F. P.
Woodward, R. L. Gunter, 1). S. Hen
Andersmn-J. P. Glenn, L. D. liar
ris, J. E. Breazeale, D. If. Russell, G.
E. Prince and J. N. Sullivan.
Barnwell--Robert Aldrich, G. D.
Bellinger, C. M. Hiers, W. C. Smith,
A. H. Patterson. The sixth place is
between G. H. Bates and S. G. May
Beaufort-No ticket yet named.
Berkeley-J. B. Morrison, J. B.
Wiggins, E. J. Dennis, Wm. Hender
son, A. H. Dehay, H. II. Murray, W.
M. Breeland, I. C. MeMakin.
Charleston-Theo. G. Barker, J. P.
K. Bryan, J. N. Nathans, A. S. Far
row, Julian Mitchell, Sr., Geo. F.
Von Kolnitz, Jr., W. M. Flitch, Jos.
L. Oliver and W. St. J. Jervey.
Chester-George W. Gage and T. J.
Cunningham, J. Lyles Glenn and R.
Chesterfield-W. P. Pollock, E. N.
Redfearn F. P. Taylor.
ClarenAon-James M. Sprott. Jos.
S. Cantey, D. J. Bradham and J. W.
Colleton-M. P. Howell, C. X.
Garris, D. H. Behre, M. R. Cooper
and L. E. Parler.
Darlington-E. C. Burn, J. N. Par
rott, J. 0. A. Moore and A. J. Perritt.
Edgefield-B. R. Tillman, W. J.
Talbert, Geo. D. Tillman, W. H. Tim
merman, J. -C. Sheppard and B. R.
Fairfield--R. A. Mears, W. L. Ros
borough, (a. W. Ragsdale and T. W.
Florence-B. B. McWhite, R. M.
McCown, W. F. Harleston and W.
Georgetownl- J. Harleston Read, E.
F. Matthews and Robert F. Ander
Greenville-J. W. Gary, J. Thoin
-s Austin, uhi Bartoni and Hugh B.
Buist, HI. J. Ilaynesworth and Capt.
G G. Wells.
Hamnpton-W. J. Gooding and A.
I. Harrison and C. J. C. IHouston.
IHorry-J. P. Derhami and J. A.
McDermott and Jeremiah Smith. 1
Kershaw-C. L. Winkler, J. WV.
Floyd and J. T. Ilay.
Lancaster-Ira B. Jones, J. N. Es
bridge and J.- W. Hamnel.
Laurens-Senator Irby and Messrs.
A. J. Smith, J.- H. Wharton and R .i
L.. Henry .t
Lexington-C. M. Elird, J. L . Shu
tr and the Rev. E. S. Lybrand.
Marion- -W. J. Montgomery, E. B.
Berry, J. E. Ellerbee and J. D. Mont
Marlboroi--W. D. Evans,T. E. Dud
Ley and Rt. H. Hodges.(
Newberry-T. I. RogersJ. A. Sligh,
Jos. L. Keitt, Geo. S. Mower and
Ocoee-W. J. Stribling, J. C. Al
exander and 0. M. Doyle.
Orangeburg -J. Wmn. Stokes, I. WV.
Bowman, . R I. Lowman, L. S. Con
aor, E.- H. Hlouser and A. K. Smnoak.
Pickens-WV. T. Field, Bowen and
R. F. Smith.
Richiland- - John T. Sloan, H. C.
Latton, J. J. McMahan. Willie Jones
tnd John B. Dent.
A.. Barry, W. T. Bobo, W. 0. Row
and. A. S. Waters, T. E. Johnson
tnd V. E. Carver-.
Sumter -Compromise ticket, gener
Illy approved technically out of the
primary: Rt. D. Lee, J. A. Scarbor
>ugh and T. B. Fraser, Geo. P. Mc-(
Kaen and Shepherd Nash-.
Union Rt. P. Stackhouse, G. T.
Douglass. WV. A. Nicholson, G. A.
Peake and J. C. Otts.
Williamsburg-Thos. M. Gilland,
S. W. Gamble. WV. Rt. Singletary and(
Geo. J. Graham.
York- A . H. White, J. S. Brice
tnd J . F. Ashe, XV. B. Wilson andi~
S. E. White.
As far as it goes the roster is not a
bad one in many ways.- It could have
been much worse. The compromise
~lan has shown wvhat can be done,
and there is no hiding the fact .
Just to show how people now feel
about the matter this morning I met
two prominent gentlemen. One was
from Lancaster, and he said that the
Conservatives could have gotten onet
of the members of the delegation for
the mere rsking, and that had it not
been for the hot-headed Conservatives
a strong ticket with one Conservative
ould have easilv been elected . Hie
avs that suc-h may yet be donme with
M-. Jones on the ticket.
In Clarendon had Mr. Rhanme run
r the Conserv-atives shown any~ incli
nation to go into the primary one or
more Conservatives, it is said, could
have easily been elected. But there
are some who think it always best to
THlE LIST OF CONSERv.\TIVES.
A glance over the roster of prospec
tive delegates as made up shows the o
following Coniservatives in the body:
W. C. .\cGowan. Abbeville; ID. S
Henderson. Aiken : . E . Prince. An-i
derson. J1. 31 Sullivan. Anderson::i
N Nathanis,. . S larrowv Julian :1
Mitchell. Sr-.,. F J. Von Kolniitz.
Jr-.. WV. M1. Fitch. J .L. Oliver-. W .<
5t. J . .Jerv-ey, Charl-ston : J Ly h-sil
Che:.ter: M1. P'. Howe!ll, C~ol lettinil
.Johnm T. Shepprd,Edgeiield: Geco. D.
Tihnan, so given in pr-ess dispatches.
deiild:.W .Rog aeairtield:;T.
W .Brice.Fairtield ;J. Ii. Readeorge
town IH. J. Haynesworth, Greenville;
G. G. Wells, Greenville: W. S. Till
ingliast or C. J. C. Hutson. Hampton:
Jeremiah Smith, Horry; J. T. IHay,
Kershaw W. J. Montgomery, Marion:
E. Berry, Marion: T. T. Rogers, Marl
boro:George T. Johnstone, Newberry;
Geo. S. Mower. Newberry:.T. H. Bow
en, Pickens; (). M. Doyle, Oconee:
John T. Sloan, Richland; H. C. Pat
ton, Richland; J. J. McMahan, Rich
land: R. D.Lee, Sumter: J. A. Scar
borough Sumter:T. B. Fraser, Sumter:
W. B. Wilson, York: S. E. White,
As far as it goes, with additions like
lv from Beaufort, the list of Conser
vatives now runs up to forty-three.
There are a number of delegates who
will be recognized by those who have
kept up with the political movements
as antagonistic to the Admiration and
who figured prominently in the late
"forty" novemer .-News and Cou
The DispensMary Cases.
CoLUMBla, S. C., Aug. 1. --The at
torneys representing the Charleston
liquor men whose cases have been
transferred to Orangeburg county for
trial by Judge Buchanan under the
change of venue section of the dis
pensary law, a'ter the Charleston
grand jury had returned "no bills," are
going to tight the constitutionality of
They have appealed to the State Su
preme Court in each of the six cases
pending, from Judge Buchanan's ac
tion. All of the cases will doubtless
be merged into one to avoid multiplic
ity of suits. All are familiar with the
proceedings, when the change of venue
was granted by Judge Buchanan, un
dersection -15 of the dispensary law.
The appeals are taken by Messrs.
Murphy, Farrow & Legare and Mr.
The grounds of appeal in all of the
six cases are the same, and in the case
of M. L Clark, they are stated as fol
First-That his honor erred in hold
ing that section 45 of the dispensary
law was constitutional.
Second--That his honor erred in not
holding that in a criminal cause, the
place of trial cannot be changed on
motion of the State.
Third-In that his honor erred in
not holding that until a true bill has
been found by the grand jury, a per
son charged with a criminal offense
annot be carried to another county
from that in which the offense is com
mitted to answer a bill of indictment
to be preferred in such other county.
Fourth-In that his honor erred in
not holding that until a true bill has
been found by the grand jury, no case
is pending and no change of venue
man be granted either on motion of the
State or of the accused.
Fifth-In that his honor erred in not
holding that section 45 of the dispen
sary law is in violation of sections 11,
13, 19, of article 1, of the Constitution
f South Carolina, and, therefore,
void; and in ordering that the "case"
gainst M. L. Clark be transferred
from Charleston to Orangeburg coun
Sixth-In that his honor erred in ad
xiitting in evidence the affidavits of
vitesses as to what said witnesses
;wore before the grand jury.
Seventh-In that his honor erred in
tolding that what witnesses swore be
'ore the grand jury was admissible.
ut what was said by a member of the
trand jury to a witness was inadmissi
Eig'hth--That until true Bill was
oundl by the grand jury, his honor
,as without jurisdiction to transfer
,he above cause to Orangeburg county.
.Ninth--Thatno notice of said motion
vas served on M. L. Clarke or his at
Assistaint Attorney General Town
end after a ten days' vacation, spent
n North Carolina's mountains. re
urned to the city yesterday, only to
e confronted with thea papers in these
eses in consequence of which lie went
m to Charleston in the evening.
A Murder Mystery.
S1PARTAN~BURG, August 2.-J. 0.
iarson was found in bed yesterday
norning with his head almost severed
rom his body. Ihis head also was
sorribly mashied in several places. It
vas an awful sight, and str-ong men
~rew faint and turned away from per
aps the most sickening and bloody
ght they had ever seen.
Carson w~as a well-to do farmier at
~ew Prospect and was very popular
ere. At the inquest today his wife
estified that it was suicide, but the
~vidence and cir-cumstances connected
vith his death pro~ve conc-lusively that
t was miurder- most foul, and that his
laer had premeditated the deed.
3loody tracks were to be seen on the
loor wvhile blood was entir-ely absent
rom the dead mnan's feet. Several
ieces of blade from a razor were
ound imnbedded in his throat. Mrs.
iarson savs that her husband had of
en times~ accused her of being un
aiithful and that scandalou - stories
tad been told on her.
It looks to be a very crooked and
igly affair. It is believed that Mrs.
arson knows more about her. hus
ands death than she has told and it
s also thought she can place her hand
m the murderer. Some very sensa
ional developments may yet be
>ought to light. The coroner's jury
'eturned a verdict that lie came to
is death by sonme one unknown to
,o them. The matter will be investi
rated and arrests will surely follow. -
~tate. _ _
valuable old Sword.
rThe following letter is p)ublished in
he hope that somec relative of thme ofli
:er referred to will see it and write to
Forct Schuyler. N. Y.. J uly :3.
['he Ad jutant and Inspector Genteral of
Sir: I ha'.e thme honor to ask in be.
tf of Col. Crosby, of New Yor-k city,
,vho ommitanided a regimienit of States
roops during the var-, whether or
ot your oilice contains any recoirds
>f a~Capjt. J .J. Jones. who is sutppos
d to hve cnnnanide'd a troop of C. S.
-alIalr-v dur-ig the early part of the
,var . The coloniel has in his posses
i sw.'ord with the letters " J. .J.
I. S. C. e ngra-ed on the hilt, and
t ceirn that the troop comimand
-rs nme '.., .Jones; and if this otlicer
>r anny of h ii uniily could be traced,
t aiard the- colonel great pleasure-. to
turn t'ih bte to its original ow ner-.
[f lth r-cord. now fromi ihat part of
.t' State Capt. Jones'5entered the C
.evice. I migit obtain fr-oum thet
-ountyi'. oi'licials soti 'in rg conicerni ig
am - his fanaily, wati aniy . initormia
ion y.one att eive. wi; :- ladlyv rit' -
J. IL M1imotw.
U. . A-\ vv
THE WEATHER AND CROPS.
The Report Issued Last Week by State
CoLCmrA. S. C., July 31.-The fol
lowing weekly bulletin of the condi
tion of the weather and crops was is
sued yesterday by State Weather OL
server J. W. Bauer, and will be of in
terest to those concerrd in agricul
While in the main the crops pros
pects continue promising. they have I
become greatly diversified thronghout
the State, and in a few conities are in
a critical stage owing to the ldroughty t
couditions that prevail. .)uiring the i
week 'just P ssed there were no other 1
severe damaging conditions other than 1
want of rain, except that in Orange
burg county, and thence eastward i
there was a high wind accomupany ing:
the thunderstorm of the 25th, (Thtars- i
day) that blew down corn and shook
much unripe fruit from the .trees;
there was another windstorm over the
same section on the 28th (Sunday).
but in both instances the injury done
was comparatively light.
The temperature for the eintire week
was seasonable and satisfactory, being
somewhat higher than usual during
the 1irst part, and a trifle below during
the later part. The range of tempera
ture was greater than during the week
previous, owing mainly to the cooler
nights. The maxi muni over the entire
State ranged between 8-1 and 98, the
highest temperatures, as usual, occur
red in the interior: the minima ranged
between S and 78. having been cooler
at night in the interior.
The highest temperature reported
was 98 on the 24th at Cheraw and
McColl; the lowest 58 on the 25th at
Batesburg. The mean temperature
for the week for the State was about
81, and the normal for the sam period
was approximately 81.
The controlling factor on crop con
ditions rain or the lack of it. There
were showers on the 2-1th, 25th and
26th, and in a few places on the 28th.
The rains were generally light, except
the showers of the 25th (Thursday),
which were quite heavy in places and
very beneficial and extended from
west to east over tie central counties
from Pickens to the coast. The condi
tions of the crops are directly propor
tioned as the rainfall of the past week,
and the two may sunmarized together
as follows: In Chesterfield, Lancas
ter, York, Spartanburg, Greenville.
Anderson, Oconee, Edgefield, Aiken,
Abbeville and portions of lLarnwell,
Laurens,Union and Kershaw the rain
fall was entirely insufficient, having
been generally less than %.50, and in
these counties the drought is becoming
a seric-us meance to hitherto prom is
ing crops. This is particularly true
in Lancaster and Chesterfield. In
Florence, Fairfield, Colleton, ILorry.
Sumter, Darlington and Richland the
rainfall w as well distributed and varied
from one to two inches. In Beaufort.
Hampton, Charleston, Williamsburg,
Orangeburg and portions of Colleton
and Berkely counties the aimiounut of
rainfall was generally over two inches,
and in the two last named divisions
the crops were very much improved.
Marlboro county is "spotted." being
too dry in places, while sections not
ten miles distant have too much rain.
Eight places reported more than the
usual amount of rain during the week.
and twenty-eight less. The greatest
rainfall occurred at Elloree, with 3 55
inches: the least "trace" at Chester- ~
field. The average amount of thirty- g
six places was 0.95 inch, and the nor
mnal for the same per'iod is aipproxima'
The percentage of p)ossible sunshine
ranged between 52 and 9i5 av'eraging >
about 72 for the Staite, which is about
The winds were generally light
southeasterly the entire week, except. a
that on two days they were variable.
Cotton does not appearas promising.
as heretofore, due to rust having ap- .~
peared in places, and there are many'
reports of shedding both leaves and
fruitage. It is not fruiting as well'.
and in places, growing too much toC
weed it has generally' attained a
seasonable size, but there are many ex
ceptions over the entire State. It C
needs rain over the entire Piedmont.
In the eastern portions of the State
early corn is safe, and fodder pulling
will soon begin. Where droughty
conditions exist, as shown by the rain
fall date given above, corn is tiring(
badly and its condition has deteriorat- e
ed. ~Bottom land corn continues to
look very promising. It is all laid by
in line condition, excehpt sono" of very
Peas are growing very geneglly,
and early planting are ipeninig in the
more southern counties.L
Tobacco curing continues, and wher- ~
ever this crop was cultivated, it is said.
to be of superior quality. I
The condition of the rice crop con
tinues very satisfactory, being reported.
better than in many years past, excep~t 'i
in Georgetowvn counity, where it is
possibly below an average.
Sorghum cane is generally a fair'
crop, but in places it is turnmng red
and apparently dlying. It was not
stated whether this was due to faulty
eutivation or dry weather -likely of
Fruit continues plentiful, but the
reports indicate that is not up to an
average in quality : peaches. and rnure
particularly apples, are~ small, and
generally inferior. Grapes are ripen
ing very fast, and the yield will be
large. The second crop of igs yield
ing wvell on the coast: niot ipel ini the(
Considerable plow ig being done
for winter v'egatables. Turnip sowing c
continiues. Gardens in the interior a
are burnt out, butt are doing well along d
starving iami Nake'd.
i~sINi ;TrN, Aug. 1. -Thre conii1
tion of the distressed negro colonijstsY
froum Georgia anid Alabamarr. who
deserted the Tlahualilo cohony ini
Mexico. is more deplorable thanr was ~
at lirst supposedt. Comnsul Sparks, at
Pledrais Negras telegraphs- the St'te'
Dpanrtment that whiile irtons.are "
being fui'nished the threet hun rdred A
colonsists who hav'e reache1rd Ea gle ''
Pass, Tex. They are~ practicaill na'kedi. m
The other three hrundred, whIo havu~e I
not v'et croJsed to tihe Unitedr Suites,
have little to eat. No subsc'rtion t
furnish~i th''si tOlonists withi fiood :01ul
hoiii's' has bee'n started. anrd the Stat e
De)~par'tmen t has no4 funrds f orthzat pur
nose. Manyc of' thema are ill, bru ae
rcei vinrg muedical attenec fromr
Assista?nt Surgeonr Ten Eyck, of the
IiemyI. IiI iot kmnow'n how the colon
sits's will be ca red fo'ri n lss a suibscr'i p
tioni is starited for their r'elief', such as
was done in tis cornutr'y for the. star-n
A DISMAL FEBRUARY.
rHE BAD SHOWING MADE BY THE
L'ma-mually Heavy Decreane in Earning8 as
Comnpared ti Those of the Same Month
4f the Precedintg Year.- Had Hard
COLUMBIA. S. C., July 31.-The rail
oads (iof tLe State seem: to have had a
-ery hard time of it during the month
>f February-perhaps the hardest time
hey have had in many years. The
eport of the earnings of the road for
hat month was issued by the State
?2iroa(d Co-numission yesterday and it
hows t1hat as C9)mipared with the same
tnonth! of the preceding year there was
I net decrea.se in the earnings for the
n onthI of $314.708.73 or 36.82 per cent.
hnly six or the thirty-fiv-e roads in the
Ztate show an-inarease.
But here is the comparative state
nent of the earniigs for the month:
Asheville arid Apartanburg, 1894,
4,589.95, 1895. :.,600.08; decrease
989 87; per cent., 21.56.
Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line,
L894, *61,884.90: 1895, $50,389.60; de
rease, $11.495.30: per cent., 18.57.
Blue Ridge, 1895, $1,782.01; in
Branchville and Bowman, 1884,
'397.80; 1895, $407.43: increase, $963;
>er cent., 2.42.
Carolina Midland, 1894, $5,237.95;
895, $2,158.00; decrease, $3,169.93;
>er cent., 59.47.
Carolina, Knoxville and Western,
[894, $536.52; 189-5, $399.04; decrease,
197.48: per cent.. 41.84.
Central of South Carolina, 1894,
10,475.04; 1895. $6,394.60; decrease,
4,080.44; per cent.. 36.09.
Charleston and Savannah, 1894,
S1,662.72: 1895, $48,392.44; decrease.
633,270.28: per cent., 40.72.
Cheraw and Chester, 1894, $2,027.80;
895. $1,26i.85: decrease, $765.94; per
Chaleston. Sumter and Northern,
896. $;,370 58; 1895, $4,983.32; de
rease,1187.26; percent., 69.55.
Cheraw ana Darlington, 1894,
,9.439.49; 1-01I5, $5,390.87; decrease,
4,04s..52: 1 -r cent., 42.89.
Chester aad Lenoir, 1694, $2,518.83;
895, $2,:31 .97; decrease, $186.86; per
Colunbia, Newberry and Laurens,
891, *10,118. 10: 1895, $5,674.82; de
rease, $A.4 13.58: per cent., 43.91.
Florenee, 18111, *15,903 45: 1895.
',9,13.i0; dcrease, $f,800.42; per
Georgetowi and Western, 1894,
1895, $2,4$;1.27; decrease,
Georgi:a, Carolina and Northern,
894, $58,940.08.: 1895, $50,418.38: de
rease, $8,521.70: per cent., 14.45.
Green 'ond. - Walterboro and
ranchvillt, 1-s91, $1,298.51: 1895,
1,482.21. increase, $18-3.73; per cent.,
GI.'na Springs, 1895, $186.07; in
re:.se, 81st;. 7.
Ham1pton :id Branchville, 1895.
415.31: inc -fase. $1-15.34.
503 1 i:<bc)'t-.:,1.% 68.7 per eu 'It.
1.25.79:a e.- 2 e.TM:pe: cent.,
9t76 :Hi; :1S'.3 8$1'2.7:'. inrae
1,: '.7 : "e ce ot ,..1.
No~rtha:stert. 1S8I :, '2 ,285 54, 1895,
38,83..:L;: derease, $26.tife'.91; per
Ohio River-'' :2' i uhar;.+t, 1sl94,
14.38 : 195. S~~ i'' I 'te imse,
4.577.4: per ee: 7
Pltnt. $113s72 n:;:;j': P 189t5,
34.3 er~ : e ent..135
8.77; pe:r2ent , t . '' 'i'II 51
Pr~t. Roal.i \\ * 1)1 a 2~ rli
Sul, $1:ii872a I. 18 5 i :oai 3.d
en.7, 1 45
145 t 2 :mi North' t'w hn .1.1
1.9l3o. 23 8 5 .. l: . -.~ a i .nr . I
332.5: pt'r een. :97
351 :<rer 0..: . .%.a.
,181, 12. 12. 27
Woili~grtn '-- Kt,
145~t 29 ae e .
Wisn am u..ro. ,4
71.5 : 18Ii enao
1 272. pe c) t. n
Tot 21 f .o . - - tr