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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
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Entered at the Post Office at Manning as
MANNIN, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 185.
We Did Our Duty.
The life of a newspaper editor is
not always a pleasure nor his bed
one of roses, because it often hap
pens that he deems it his duty to say
unpleasant things even about his
Now, the editor of this paper would
not give offense to any one simply
for the sake of giving offense, but in
the performance of a duty should he
offend with that-as with any other
duty - erformed-the responsibility
rests upon him.
Just prior to the last election we
discovered that the white men of
this county and State were about to
be the victims of the secret organ
izing of the negroes to capture the
Constitutional convention, and, feel
ing the responsibility of the position
we occupy, we went to work to sound
the warning to our fellow-citizens.
We did not wait until our paper
could get out, but as soon as we
learned the movements of the ene
my we hastened to send out the in
formation through personal com
munications by mail.
Among those we wrote to was
Major Henry B. Richardson of Ful
ton, who, with the editor of TEM
TiMEs, was in honor bound to "act
with and in subordination to the
State and county Democratie exec
utive committees. In our communi
eation to Major Richardson we posi
tively asserted as a fact that the ne
groes had held secret meetings and
nominated a ticket, and called upon
him to let the news be spread, and
our reason for selecting him as the
medium to have this news spread
was because he had been honored by
the people of Clarendon with a seat
in the State Legislature ; was re
cently selected to represent them in
a State convention, and, to our
knowledge, he voted for the resolu
tion adopted by said convention
which pledged its members to "act
Swith and in subordination to the
State and county Democratic exec
utive committees." In other words,
we regarded Major Richardson a
public. man, always ready and will
ing to perform a public duty, es
-pecially when "white man's rule"
was threatened with danger.
*We received an answer from the
Major, which was a surprise as well
:is mortifying to us, and in order that
our readers may be put in full pos
session of the facts, we publish the
answer, which is as follows:
FULos, Ahgust 17, 1895.
DEAx APPELT - Your p. C. received.
There is no belief here that anf such
movement is on foot. Some look on it as
a trick to securo votes of Conservatives.
*It would be hard to get men so "set on" to
move politically in any way. All quiet here.
Yours truly, H. BR.
Our readers will bear in mind that
we occupy not only the responsible
position of a Democratic newspaper
editor, but occupied for the election
referred to a more responsible posi
tion still-one on which the success
of the Democratic party depended
largely. It was our duty as soon as
we :found the Democratic ticket
threatened with opposition to let
the fact be known, so that the white
men of the county could be prepared
- for any emergency to sustain "white
Naturally, on receiving Major
Richardson's response, under the cir
cumstances we felt that he was
writing for his section when he said
that "some look on it as a trick to
secure votes of Conservatives."
Of course, anyone would come to
the conclusion from this--that the
people of Fulton believed that we
were trying to trick them, certainly
not a high estimation of us. Then,
again, he gave us to understand that
the people of the Fulton section did
not believe our assertion when we
wrote positively that the negroes
had nominated a ticket. This is our
construction of what he meant when
-he said "there is no belief here that
any such movement is on foot." In
other words, we lied.
This information from Major Rich
ardson brought us to the conclusion
that the people of Fulton were not
going to lend their assistance to the
Democratic ticket, composed of white
men whose standing in the county
can not be questioned, although said
ticket was opposed by Republican
At least one of the white men on
the Democratic ticket has done as
much for his country as any man in
the Fulton section, and will carry to
the grave the mark of his devotion
to his country. And when such a
man is threatened with opposition
by negroes, and white men on ac
count of petty factional spite hold
off and say "it is a trick to get them
to vote." we would be recreant to
our trust did we not herald such con
duet to the world.
But, besides the card from Major
Richardson, we had the resolution,
adopted by the Fulton club to ar
rivea t cnclin. The reoltinn
s embodied in the following para
At a meeting of the Fulton Democratic
:lub of Clarendon, held on Saturday. the
3th instant, and in pursuance of a call
issued by the county executive committee,
it was resolved to suggest the names of
.ertain members of this club to act as
managers in the primary election of dele
gates to the Constitutional convention; pro
vided, the club is guaranteed an equal
division of said delegates will be accorded
by the Reformers of Clarendon county and
that the nomination for delegates shall be
two Reformers and two Conservatives, said
delegates to be nominated by their re
spective factions, and that these four be
the only candidates for whom ballots shall
be counted in the said primary election.
If the above conditions are assured us we
respectfully nominate the following as
managers from this club: R. C. Gayle, W.
B. Broadway, Reform managers; Wm. H.
Dysxn, J. E. Broughton, Conservative
managers. Shoulu', however, the Reformers
deny equal division of delegates, this club
will take no action, and the above-named
managers will not act.
P. M. SALLEY, Secretary.
It is our purpose to be fair, and we
will reproduce and article published
in the issue of August 21, together
with headlines, and which has given
THZ FULTON SECTION.
THE HoME or THE RICEABDoNs AND THE
WHEN NO oFFICE IS IN SIoBT
FoR THEM THEY DO NOT KEEP VP WITH THE
CURmT EVENTS O THE DAY.
We received a card yesterday from a
gentleman in the Fulton section saying
that the people there did not believe the
negroes there were going to vote, and that
they. looked upon our efforts to get the
Democrats to vote as a trick to make the
If the people of the Fulton section were
a reading community and kept themselves
posted on what the rest of the world are
doing, they would not be so hard to bo
lieve when warned of their danger. 'Tis a
pity that people laying claims to intelli
gence should be so far behind the times
when, for a few cents, they can keep them
Why send missionaries abroad when
they are needed at home?
In reply to the above the follow
ing caustic letter was received from
FuLToN, S. C., August 27, 1895.
Mr. Louis Appelt, Manning, S. C.:
DEAn APPE.T-I am sorry my postal
card should have stirred your wrath to
the extent of bringing down on the heads
of the innocent people of Fulton such a
phillipic as was contained in your paper
of the 21st instant.
I alone am responsible. and I can't let the
community be blamed for my individual
want of intelligence and discretion. I was
wrong to answer your card, but forgot I
was writing to an editor and not merely a
Perhaps if you had awaited the returns
from our precinct, we might have escaped
your interpretation and sarcasm.
As it is, I can only hope your magna
nimity may equal your animus, and you
will some day see fit to do justice to the
Conservatives of this section, who have
supported a ticket by no means represent
ing their views on several points, and
when no prospect of politieal prefermedt
or the plums of office could actuate them
in the remotest degree.
I would have taken no notice of the
article except that I am not willing the
people of Fulton should be charged with
what I alone have committed. Yours
truly, HENRY B. IxcH.&nDsoN.
His complaint appears to be that
we did the people of Fulton an in
justice when he alone is responsibe ;
that we did not wait for the returns
from his precinct.
If Major Richardson in his card to
us, when he said, "There is no be
lief here," etc., and "'some think it
is a trick," -etc., was not speaking
for the people of Fulton, then he
owes those people an apology for
presuming to speak for them with
But it strikes us that the Miajor
did have good reasons for thinking
that his people would not take part
in the election, because his club's
resolution meant nothing more or
less that, unless the county executive
committee bowed to the dictation of
the Fulton club and divided the
delegates to the convention as dic
tated by them they would take no
In justice to the people of Fulton
we will here state that a good many
of them did go to the polls and vote,
and we have been informed that the
Major and several of. his relatives
only voted after considerable hesita
tion and talk from friends and neigh
bors; but, be that as it may, they
voted, and we are glad they did. It
might be inferred from the Major's
letter that it was quite a sacrifice
for him and his friends to vote the
ticket "when no prospect of 'po
litical preferment' or the 'plums of
office' could actuate them in the re
Surely he does not mean to say
that he and his friends hesitated
about voting for white men against
negroes because there was no pros
pect of political preferment or plums
of office in sight for them.
When the Major was himself a can
didate the white masses of the
county saw no prospect of political
preferment, but they did see a pros
pect of patriotic duty, and it was
that which actuated them to vote.
The same spirit existed when all of
the Richardsons and Mannings were
candidates for office, even when one
of them was placed on the ticket
without the people having been con
suted. We refer to the nomination
of the Hon. J. P. Richardson for
the Legislature in 1878 when
he was placed on the ticket
after B. Gather Pierson resigned
a short while before the gen
eral election. The people loved
to honor them, and did shower more
honors upon them than any of the
other families in the county, and for
this very reason we think that as
long as there exists a Richardson and
a Manning the people have a right
to expect them to do their full duty
without hesitation when an emer
It is not our purpose to speak
harshly, for we have the kindest
eelings for Major Richardson. In
aet, he was our captain when we
ad the honor to be one of the
aampton Light Dragoons, and our
ersonal relations have always been
leasant, but our personal feelings
nust be laid aside when it comes to
L matter of this kind.
From an unexpected quarter we
-eeived a broadside, and, of course,
ve will not deviate from our rules to
>ublish any commuication couched
ing on the personal character of an
Mr. James M. Richardson, in his
defense of his friends, did not put
himself to the trouble to get fully
informed as to the circumstances
which brought forth our comments.
However, we will give his letter to
our readers, and let them, after
coupling it with the above, judge of
its merits :
PAscota, S. C, August 27, 1895.
Editor Manning Times:
I have just seen in your issue of the 21st
instant flaming headlines commenting in
a most unfriendly manner on two families
in the Fulton section.
1ow, I would say that I can not under
stand how you can preach peace and unity
in one part of your paper-even in the
issue referred to-and in another place say
all you can to aron.e the passions of
These gentlemen to whom you allude ar.
retiring and unobtrusive. You and your
paper both, I am sure, aro far from their
thoughts. They, we all know, are among
the very best people of the State. I am
satisfied they have always treated you-as
it is their very nature to treat everyone
Why do you try to prejudice somne of
our people against them? As for myself.
I can not understand how such thiness as I
saw in said paper could havo emanated
from any mouth influenced by a proper or
even manly heart.
You accuse these men by inference of
saying that the negroes they did not think
were going to vote.
This was a very reasonable opinion at
the time, no demonstrations having been
made. We in this section-Panola-had
much the same idea.
I heard one man say that he went out and
tasked his hands the morning of the elec
tion ; left them in the field, and was snr
prised when they turned up with him at
the polls. Almost every one was surprised
they turned out so solidly.
You accuse them again in the same way
of looking upon "our efforts to get the
Democrats to vote as a trick to get the
Conservatives to vote."
Any fair-minded man of reasonable in
telligence coul.I read "between the li:ies"
of your issue previous to the election a n d
see the meaning, for wLich I accord' yon
credit. But why condemn them and al
most deny that which is true? I believe
every one would give you credit for carry
ing the general election.
Perhaps why you think those people fr
a few cents might keep themselves posted
is because you only know that they do not
take a certain paper and have not seen
your insulting remarks.
Hoping you will give this the same pub
icity as you did the subject-matter, I am,
respectfully, J. M. RomuuSO.
We are preaching peace, and mean
what we say; but how can there be
any peace when white men distrust
each other and think that every
thing done or said is a "trick ?"
How can there be any peace when
a little handful of men undertake to
dictate to a large majority?
The action of the Fulton club,
whose membership is made up prin
cipally of members of two families
and they really are but the same
family-say that unless a division is
had they will do nothing. This, too,
coming from a people whose kith
and kin have been honored time and
again by the same people who make
up the present majority. Then when
a prominent member of this club and
one of the same family respond to a
warning with the insinuation that
the warner was trying to triek him
and his, it was sufficient provocation
to write as we did.
We will make no further comments
on Mr. James M. Richardson's letter,
only to say that what we have writ
ten was not in a spirit of malice, but
what we felt to be a duty we owed
Hail to the Chief.
In our last issue we took occasion
to advance our views as to who
should be chosen to preside over the
Constitutional convention and the
more we think of the matter the
more convined are we that the
honor should be given to our Chief
By making the Governor president
the jealousies of rival politicians are
removed at once, and there can be
no disappointments, heartburnings
and resentments. It~ will not be a
question of personal popularity, but
one of State pride altogether.
Governor John Gary Evans can
preside over that distinguished body
with as much ability and grace as
any other man in the State, and,
from a political standpoint, is as
much entitled. He was a strong ad
vocate of the convention, and was
largely instrumental in making the
call a success.
We regret to see Hon. WV. J. Tal
bert aspiring to the presidency of
this convention, because we think
that gentleman can well afford to
step aside and allow the convention
to select the Governor by acclama
tion -and with a unanimous vote.
Mr. Talbert is an able man and has
done great work in Congress. He not
only has distinguished himself in
Congress, but in the able manner in
which he has presided over some of
our State conventions has made his
name a household word.
We like Mr. Talbert and think him
a great man, and if lie will get up in
the convention and make a ringing
speech nominating the Governor of
South Carolina for the presidency of
the Constitutional convention he will
be doing one of the most graceful
things of his life. It will add great
ness to his already great career.
There is another reason why Mr.
Talbert should not be a candidate :
He is from Edgefield, and if any
county ought to be satisfied
with honors, it is Edgefield. She
has a United States Senator, a Con
gressman, a Secretary of State, a
Circuit Judge, a Lieutenant-G over
nor, an ex United States Senator,
two ex-Governors and an ex
Congressman. WVe do not pre
tend that because Edgefield has been
so often honored that she is not
entitled to all she received, but what
we do mean to say is, when all
things are equal the honors should be
We sincerely hope the gavel of the
onvention will be removed from
ambitious politicians and placed in
the hands of South Carolina's chief
Lockhart, Tex., Oct. 15, 1889.
Hessrs. Paris Medicine Co., Paris, Ten.:
Dear Sirs: Ship us as soon as possile 2
ross Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonie'. My :
:ustomers want Grove's Tasteless Chill i
L'onic and will not have any other. In onr<
xperience of over twenty years in thze dirug
usiness we never sold any medicine which 't
ave such universal satisfaction. Yours re
spetfully, J. S. Bnown: & Co r
No cure, no pay. Sold by Loryea, theg
A MONSTROUS ATTEMPT
[s Being Made by the Goldites to
Force the People to Do Some
thing Which Can Not
BE DONE WITHOUT DISASTER.
There Is No Necessity for Issuing
Gold Bonds and Thereby In
creasing Our National
OBLIGATIONS OF OUR COUNTRY
Payable in Gold in Silver Coin-The
Present Financial Policy Fatal
to the Toiling Masses.
Charles J. Kappler in Silver Knight.
The proposition of the president and
cabinet that all debts and obligations of the
United States should be paid in gold i
a question fraught with the gravest conse.
quenees to the people of this country. It
is orio which involves the best interests
and material welfare of the great masses
of ourvitizens. It is one in which the sup
posed iecess.ities of the leople are made
the made the exci1.e for loading them with
additional taxes, a laige increase in the
nstional debt, and a iledge and obligation
to pay in a metal which they have not now
got, and which they can not get without
enormons sacritiees and sufl-ring ; andl ail
this is to be done simply to gratify au
satiate the selfish purposes and avaitice
of -peculators in money, who have a cornet
on gold, the lizetal they are attcmptiig te
foist unio our people at a high rate ot
interest, anti to impose upon us the single
gold standard in contravention to the de.
lared policy of our govern-mnt as ex.
pressed by Congress, ind against the
wishes and desires of our people. It is an
atteiupt to rend asunder at one fell blow
the bimetallic cord of our financial svs.
tem and to inangurate the syto of Eu
ropean finance, which would be most dis
astrous to our prosperity and oppressive to
It is an effort on the part of the inter
national gold trust to make the people o
the United States to pay in a money othex
than that of the contract, a money whici
is constantly appreciating in value, a money
which is now at a high preminm and
which is daily increasing. It is a mon
strous attempt to make our make our peo
pit obligate themselves to do something
which can not be done without rnin.
There is no legal or moral reason why
the people of the United States should no
pay in the money of the contract, especi
ally when it is to their interest to do so
To carry out the theory of the presiden
and the secretary of the treasury would lit
fatal to us. In fact, it cannot be donE
without a continua! issne of gold bondi
aLd thereby increasing the national debt
It seems remarkable that in times of peace
and abnudant harve-,ts the people shol
be burdened with an eulargeil nationa
debt. There is no neevsity for it if th<
laws are admiiinistereTd ;nd! interpreted at
they sholl be-that is, more strongly il
favor of our people and m.it,t stringentli
against those who are' endle -viring to tak.
advantage of them.
As before remarked, therec is no needl a
is'suing gold bonds and the conseqient in
ereas-- of our nartioniia deb The laws 0
the United1 States am hior~.z:n the. issaanet
of bon- Is gi ve the txacntivye depacrtmen
amnple poe to p-y the' obligations of thi.
enintry in Coin. The great diflienity i
that those laws have beeni construe.i ii
every instance in tavor'i of the b":ndhold,~
and adverse to the -people,
This governiment has reserve.1 to itsehl
the opt:on to pay its atbligations in coin
comp~osed of enther -.:d1! or silver, and ill
haws which authorizeo the issnance of bon-I
contain such a provisiot . If there' is net
enough go1:t in the cre-nry to meet th-:
denmand for that me.t.d. why sho:.ld n->t the
governmer tit < x--reise :ts ji.in to pay ini
silver inste'ol of buying goll an.1 ..oing
into .b it ?Wit v ho:. t.-.t thi- !-e done~
when w.- hay.' an ri-t a .1 do i,, andt when
it woni.! be to oar ben.-ft and~ :atanta.te
We shouhd not conhim. tinnelv---, ti the pa'
m:-::t of one metal wiy na w' hie-- t-:e p'riv
lege- to pay in two. We sh.,ah tiaver core'
sent ti yield uip this oaption to the credit-i
and allow hinm to drain our tre.asnry cai
gold for speenlitive purposes ano.! for er
pctt when, byv the simple exercise of tlc
discretion c'onferredl upon n< hy h~aw. n
can pay in silve'r and! r:-tain, ouar go!-l.
It is a question simpjuy of' haunlzos.
What would be thoug~ht of the shrewdne'ss
sagacity, wviom and. tact of a amun whi
had incurred a deb.t payabale in enff.-e' ana
sugar, and on its mnatnrity finds that he
has more sngar tiomn c..fl'ee, an.t dlecidi's tv
pay in coffee' and sc.l hrs 'tug ar at a gra
Ioi.s mo order to moe--t his idbligtti.,an in coaf.
fee? Woulid he he --.:nnblred wise? Wonhl
any one feel comliraeinted if co. ntietedl
with s::en a1 man ina l-'sintess? Why can
not this illnetration V: like'ned to the can,
dition of the Uniti.! Statas to anay ? Thi.
country has the' otion tio piay 'ts deb ts an
obligations in either 70.1 or siv,-r ei..
Speculators, for mere--ruary. 'na-ls, are
raking a raid on the treasury fur "il
which they are exportir~g to fore:en i'.utn
tries to en-ible tbcm to mzadntain the goldl
standard, out of which thiey zmtae consid
erable protit. T'hey e.aurnot obltatin gold
from aniy other souirce.. xce;-t this country,
beenuse Germany, Gre-at lIcitain an.~
Frante protect their golbvb carr.,ing iut
the law in favor of the~ peoptle.
If specnlators or expo t--rs of gold c'all
on those countries for god 10or exoort they
pay them it: si'ver. atn-l thy are not con
siderod dishonest in doing so.
T1he credit and! honor of the United
States have been1 intgeed and called in
question by these' money-lendiers, beeause
it waa intimate.d that the government
wouhld pay its obligations in the money of
the contract, in the nmoney it agroeed to ptay,
and the president and his secretary of the
of the treasury have' taken sides with the'nm
against the interef- of our people; anid,
instea~d oif'al miistering the laws favor
ably to the nation, they hiee allowed these
spjalators - with tor,-ign: atachments to
their inamets --to de-ph-te thu treasury of
gohld and cause a pr.,t.nded niecessitv for
the issncan.-e o: godld bonds to' rel-leniih it
and affordi themo 'ood andl '-ce inve-stmients
for their idle capitld.
Now, it -is useless and unnecessary, as
well as disastrous, to go in da bt when we
have the right to pay in silver, of wvhich
wve have sufficient to meet all our obliga
ions. If the law is executed in favor of
the people by paying out silver instea~d of
borrowing gold these speencilators, who
have been living on the distress ot the
people for the past twenty years, will see
to it that every silver do!!acr they receive
from this governient is as good as every
other dollar, in the markets of the worldi.
T'hese men have' robbed the governmenot of
its sovereign right of saying which is a
:tood dollar and which is a bad dollar As
long as they have a corner on gold atnd ar
able to compel this government tua issue
;old bonds wvhichi aifford them gilt-edged
securitie's, they have us by the throat, and
xvill hold us in that indelensible po.-ition
mtil the feudal systuam--now prevalent in
[ndia and Egyp-, bcrought about by the
;old stan dard--is inangurated in this
It is absolutely iimpossible to contract a
urther gold debt and have any hope of a
'etmn of* prospe-rity'. On the theory at the
mres 'nf aidminiistrationi we have eleven
inndred iiillhionis in silver and paper
unneO(y reideiemable in aL' out one hundred
aillions ot gol. llow can such a policy
'I finance be cartried ont axcept at the ex
ense and to the detriment of the best in
rrests of our pecople ?
The day when these obligations must le,
iet will arrive, and how can we redeem in I
old eleven hundired mnillions in silver and|
anne manne wvith nly one hndred~ mit
lions of gold in the treasury?
We will be compelled to borrow more
gold and again increase the n'itional debt,
and this course must be pursued until a
final collapse comes, which must come
sooner or later.
We have only two imethols of seenrinr
gohl. One is by selling our products abroad
for gold and bringing it into this country.
In order to do this we must sall cheaper
than. India. China. Jaipan a 1 Roswia-all
of wi.i-b t..nntries are on a silver basis,
with tim" r -i ; resrved1 for w.r purposes,
and which ik never used.
This countries produco on the silver basis
and sll oil the gold, while onr people pro
duce on the gold basis-which is 50 per
ceit higlier :han the silver bas.is -and sell
in einrpetition. with the:e Asiatics in the
European marlets on a gold basis. They
have nn enormons advanrtta. over us,
Which nothing but a return to bimnetallism
As long is we are on a gold stwtdarl and
those canntries on a silver beais there is no
bolle that we can undersell them in any of
the mairkets of the world.
The other way of acquiring gold is by
borrowin. it, and when we borrow we
rust exp'ct to repay. If we are not able
to weet our obligations in gold now, what
prospecti have we of doing so when these
obligations and bonds become due? The
shadows which overhang ni are very dark.
Those which our imagination can discern
in the future are very much darker. It is
suicidal in the people of this country to at
tempt to pay in gold.
There is not gold enough in -xistence to
do the business of the world, and that
which is not already hoardel by European
countries for war purposes, is cornered by
speculators in bonds, who ara eager to in
volvc thit country in an en-armn gold
debt, which i most positively againwt the
prosperity of our country a-tl advan
tageons only to a favored few who have
been fortunate enough to accunulate nil
liens upon millions of the w-:.th of the
There is only one way out of tht wilder
ness in which the construction of the I.&W
by this and the last administration has
cast us, and that is to return to bim tallism;
to the use of both gold and silv,-r a. money
of ultimate payment ; A)-h e -ntvrt hiv
with the other ; mak nitle as -1.. is tle
other, which result can bt attahn--. by
simply granting to silver the stow r ht
of coinage that are enj 'vel by gobI. a'l
which it enjoyed befor-- it w :->w
tized; by restoring to ! 'i s
which rightfully belong t0 .t :u; :
ntal ordained by the constitition, an 1 an
account of its having been tzad i:n:-nd
idly alongside of g.n1i as 1.1-:.l tenler in
the payment of debts. Make :o discrimi
nation against either metal.
If it is to the advantage of the govern
ment to pay out silver, let that policy be
pursued ; if it is to the advantage of the
government t0 pay out gold, Ict that course
be followed. The free coinage of both
gold and silver at a ratio fixed by law :s
the solution of the great financial problei
which is agitating congress andl the conn
try. There is not enough of either etal
alone to do the business of the world.
Both are essential to prosperity. There
was not too much money when both we:-e
used. Surely with the increase of popnli.
tion and business which las taken p'ace
since 1873-when silver was demonetiz2 !
there would not be too much if both were
Free coinage would at once revive bu.,i
ness, stimulate enterprise, ievolve tie
wheels of industry, provide work for the
unemployed, increase ovages. and create
prosperity and contentment in this greal
land of ours, which has of late been the
field of so much distress and suffering. If,
however. the present policy of issuing
gold bonds and increasing the national
debt is pursued. then the prospect is
gloomy indeed. Business will remain
stagnant, and bankruptcy and disaster will
If the McKinley tariff act of 189J wa
the culminating atrocity of the fiftieth con
gress, then the issuance of gold bonds in
time of peace to piay debts which we have
the fight and power to pay in silver will
he denominated the culminating crime oh
the nina ti-intl century against the people
of the United States, to which the onghi
not an d will not submit.
A ham-king cough keeps the bironchia
tubes in a stte~ of conistanlt irritation,
whieb, if not speedily remiove-i, umy lead
to chronic bronchitis. No ;'rom ut,-r.me
dly end be fo'ind thtan Ayer's Chierry Poct
otal. 'Its effect i< immediate aind the re
/.MERICA THE ONLY HOPE.
Unless Aetien Is Taken at Onc. love
BLiots Wilt follow.
N;w Yoalt Sept. &.-The World's
speoial from Foo Chow, Chia sayil
The commission of Inquiry into the
Ewasapg massacre, sitting at Kuoheng,
(Over 300 arrests haye been mabde.
There have beefa 12 capital convio
The viceroy retards the work'," re
fusing .to give the prefect discretion.
There is a day's delay over Each
question referred to the viceroy.
The intention is to exhaust the pa
tience of the commission.
At the present rates the trials will
r ufre a year.
Te impernal edict issu$ command
ing severe measures is e ere blind.
Rioters at Hokchiang attgeked the
Christians, wounded four and destroy
The dangerous situation is the fault
of the magistrate who issued a procla
mation slandering the Christians.
Unless America can be induced to
take vigorous measures it is feared that
there will be general rioting.
British weakess encourages the Chi
The American government is the only
Conusul Hixson is energetic.
The Chinese goveanment is torpid
ulshe ~Americans have arrived at
A BIG SHAKEUP.
The Clomabi Colonisation Company ss
a Break In Banks.
SAN Fnacxsco, Sept. 3.-A special
to a local paper from San Bernardino
says that there .has been a big shakeup
in the Colombia Colonization company,
which has the Victory dam enterprise
in hand, ang (Teneral 0. 0. Hloward of
Chicago and his brother have severed
their connection with the concern.
Thecompany propose to construct a
dam at the Victory narrows on the Mo
jave river and by means of a n-atul
reservoir to store water enough to Ir
gate 800,0001 acres on the desert. It
was the biggest irrigation scheme ever
attempted in the southwest. The cause
of General Howard's withdrawal is not
Messrs. Foster. Sweet and several
other Chicago capitalists are behind
the scheme and announce their inten
tian of proceedings with the work.
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THE ie(4 aN
'Are you taking SnIMoYs LIvER REG
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want, and nothing but that. It is the
same old friend to which the old folks
pinned their faith ard wc-e never dis
appointed. But anosber go'd recom
mendation for it is, tha;t it is BETTER
THA PiLLs, nevei gripca, never weak
ens, but works in s:uch an easy and
natural way, just like raure itself, that
relief comes quick :::- ure, and one
feels new all o 1-:. i- cver fails.
Everybody needs take. iil-er remedy,
and everyone should ta~ke cly Sim
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Be sure you get -I. The Red Z
is on the vrappet1r. J. H. Zeilin &
CMSE OF ETFRPIGS.
The War In the East Made the I
Chinese Act Ugly.
THE RESULTS DISAPPOiRTED THEM
They Ara Now lakingq Re.vezie on All
Foreigner.-!.r.ns of D1.4b.nid Sol
diers Turned Loose on the. Coonatry.
America., Another Disp.atc:. s, Is the
Only Hope For RelleL
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3.-Chester
nolcomb, wao has just returned from
China after 21 years' service in the
Amcrican legation at Peking, says the
recent massacro is traceable to the re
sult of the recent Chinose-Japaneso
"At the commencemen-t of the recent
war bet~ee'n China and Japan," said
he, "it was generally feared that the
lives of foreigners in China would be
in great danger as long as the war last
ed. As a matter of fact, there was
practically no danger aa long as the
war laitod, and It is only since the hos
tilities ceased that the danger has cm
monced. We have had proof of the
iact in the regent massacres and I think
I can explain the reason.
"In the first place, the groat mass of
Chinese are disappointed with the re
sult of the war, and are taking revenge
on all foreigners whom they can kill
-In the second place, the killing and
pillaging gives groat encouragement by
reason of the depredations domnutitted,
to hordes of disbanded soldiers all over
"The government has a very peculiar
method of disposing of its troopa t tLe
close of a war. Whben the soldlinra cre
no longer needed they arc disehargyd
from the service yrhero they happon to
be at the time. The fact that an arm:y
may be several hundred or a thousan~d
miles away from home when it is dis
banded, and the fact that the soldiers
may not possess any means of getting
home does not Interest the government
in the teas;. The troops are turned
loose, and to use an American expres
ufon, they have to 'beat' tneir way
back to the place from whence they
"-That they should pillas and com
mit depredlations is therefore natural to
such people under such conditions and
tranquility will not reign in China for
some time to come.
"Just binfore I loft Japan I learned
that an American missionary who has
been laborin near Peking since 1800,
had been assaulted and severely cut by
a knife. Hi name Is D. S. Shefflid
and I have known him quite well for
years. It is onily fair to say, however,
that the assailants wvere arrested end
will be tried for their offense. If such
prompt action was taken in the cases of
the other offenders, the wholesale kill
ing of missionaries in China would be
speedily stopped. It is almost imrpossi
ble, however, to mete dut justice to
offending Chinese in the interior pro
vinces and the fault is the f'ault of the
Mr. Holcomb says the most interest
ing question in the Orient at the pres
ent time, outside of the missionlary
massacres and the Qholerna, is the ap
proaohing conflict between Russia ad
"That Japan and Rusia will become
mixed up In a dispute which will result
in war, goes with~out saying," said he,
"and the commiencem uti of the actual
hostilities Is not far off."
TROOPS ON GUARD.
Mlichigan StrIkeere Have 'to Bie Held Off by
Forco of arms.
IsHPE3UNG, Sept. 3.-Five military _
companies from Sheboygan, Calumet,
Houghton, Ironwood and Marquette
have arrived by special train. Tents
were immediately pitched and picket
lines established in the vicinity of the
various shovels, and guards ordered otnt.
The steam shovel operatives were eg
corted to their boardinghouses under
Several hundred of the strikers, syith
their wives and children, assembled at
the different muining locations watching
the movements of the militia, but there
was no disturbance and none is ex
The shovels at sonme of the mines
were started at 10 o'clock and thle ship
ments of ore to Margnette will. likely
begin at onice.
THE KITE HEARD FROM. i
rho Peary liehlf Expedition 31eb With
Away Up In Greenland.
S-r. Jonsx'', N. F., Sept. :3.-The trst e
ews from the Peary relic! expeditionh
in1ce its ciepatrture has just been re
eived. It camne by the AmericanL
chooner, John E. Mackenzio, return
n from the Greenland halibut fishery. :o
hc .Madenzio mect the K:te with the
epditioni at Hlolsteinburg on July 1d,
At H-olsteinburg the Kite took ah'ard
Profossor Dych", one of the mecmbers
f thne e~rpeditionl, and sailed agtain the
Very little ice was reported south of
reniand waters. The crew of the
akentezie think the Kite will have no
mflicuty in reaching Whale's sound,
hre Peary's loadquarters are located.
h return of the relief party is expect
d about the end of this month.
A Disastrons Descent.
PERU, Ind., Sept. 3.-Frank Harrold
f Logansport made a balloon ascension (
here during the street fair, in place of
ie regular mian, who had hur t himself,
ad waLs unab'.e to ascend. Harrold
nla the ascenxt all right and cut his
parachute uif when about 2,000 feet
high. His dlescent was easy, and he [
liightedi in a tree, but -lost his hold and
fel, breaking both legs. Hie was oth- a
.,is ba injured and will die.
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