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C. E N s ..Y I- NE
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BUTLER ON REBATES.
A LETTER FROM THE EX SENATOF
ON THE CiSPENSARY.
He Refers to she Senatorial Camapag
Three Yeas A go-Ccm m enrts on Z he Stat
The Columbia State publishes th<
To the Editor of The State. I ob
serve in the "me-Adiied statement" 0
B. R. Tillman pubbLshed in The Stat
of the 23d instant he lugs my nam
mnto his labored effort s't vindication
The statement from beginning to en
is more in the nature of a "confessior
and avoidance" than a vindication
Expletives and slanders, his favorit<
weapons of controversy, will not sat
isfy an inquisitive pubic,. which is
getting down to a more serious jorn
He says "when these staple slander.
about rebates under my administra
tion were put i, to circulation by the
newspapers and taken up by Genera.
Butler in the canvass three years ago,
I met them promptly and vigorously
at Union and else where, and last win
ter I joined with Governor Evans in
asking that the legislature should
appoint a committee to look into the
aispensary 's management and set the
charges of corruption at rest forever.
This is very general, evasive and
erroneous. .In the first place the
"stale slanders" were not "taken uy
by General Butler" by anything de
rived from "the newspapers." HerE
is what occurred at Union. I had re
ceived a communication from a gen
tleman in Charleston, not a newspa
per man, informing me that by the
terms of the whiskey trust agree
ment, every member of the trust was
bound to pay a rebate of seven
cents a- gallon to all who pur
chased a thousand gallons or upward,
that is to say, was bound under
the trust agreement to pay back seven
cents on every gallon thus bought;
that the Mill Creek distillery of Ohic
was a member of the trust, and there
fore bound to return this rebate that
as Governor Tillman, as chairman of
the board of control, and understood
to be the sole responsible head, had
purchased large quantities of liquor
from the Mil Greek distillery, he
ought to have received large sums
from the Mill Creek distillery, run
ning up into the thousands of'dollars.
This is substantially the information I
received from an entirely reliable, ex
This communication got into The
News and Courier and can be found
in the files of that paper of that date,
before I ha. an opportunity to use i1
on the stump, in this way.
At a meeting preceding the one al
Union, I do not now remember where,
Mr. Kohn, the correspondent o
The News and Courier, asked me if I
had any manuscript I expected to use,
I would let him have it in advance,
so that he could make acopy at his
leisure, and thereby save him~he laboi
when sending off nis dispatches.
I give him the memorandum furn
ished me as above stated, enjoining
him not to publish it until I had em
braced it in some subsequent speech.
Mr. :Kohn, through inadvertence, I
suppose, forwarded it to his paper,
and it was published before I had an
opportunity to refer to it.
Mr. Kohn afterwards told me h
had informed Governor Tillman il
had been published without my
Notwithstanding this information,
Governor Tillman having the open
ing speech at Union, made this puoiica
tion the text for a violent, coarse, vut
gar attack on me, stirring up the pas
sions of a few ruffians and black
guards in the audience, and then
when I got up to reply, the ruffians
attemoted to browbeat and howl me
down.' When the excitement was at
its height and trouble seemed immnin
ent, Governor Tilrman, as usual, left
the stand and sought a place of safe
ty. In the course of his ribaldry and
vituperation he denied having col
lected the rebates and endeavored tc
take refuge from the awkward dilem
ma in which he found himself by rais
ing other and false issues, having no
relevance to the rebate question.
When I replied, I said, among other
things, that there were but two alterna
tives, either Governor Tillman had
collected the thousands of dollars oj
rebates from the Mill Creek distillery
and not accounted for them, er hac
been guilty of a grave and censurable
dereliction of official duty in not col
jecting, the rebates and turning Lhemr
into the State treasury for the benefit
of the taxpayers.
No charges were made, but a simple
enquiry which any taxpayer had
rignt to make, and any honest mar
would have invited and answered dis
passionately and frankly. There wa
no occasion for such an outburst o
coarse ribaldry and unseemly passion.
Tne controversy stands today wher<
it was lef t off at Union nearly three
years ago, except that the suspicion oj
crookedness in regard to the rebate
has been intensined by a remarn
which Governor Evans, his friend anc
colaborer in the dispensary business,
is charged with having made to ir.
Mixson, late chief dispenser, to the ef
fect that "Ben Tiliman had lined hi.
pockets with rebates." And further,
by recent intimations and suggestions
on the same line from some of Gover
nor Tillman's closest, and. as is gen
erally suppose d, most contidential per
sonai and political friendr. Now, t a
simple and only question as to ti
branch of the dispensary managemen
involving hundreds of thousands o
dollars to the taxpayers, is, were th
rebates of seven cents per gallon col
lected from the Mill Creek distillery
and other whiskey aealers, and if not
Gov. Tillman cannot sidetrack thi
momentous issue by tirades of abus
against newspapers and any anc
everybody who choose to exercis
their rights as free and unterrinied cit
It is the duty and business of news
papers to inform the public of curren
events, and it is the business and dt
of liberty loving ci izens to hold ever'
public otticial to the strictest account
ability for his oilicial acts. The news
papers have never, and can never
impair the oilicial intezrnty of an:
honest official. The o:ial himsei
may becloud and besmirch his ow
reputation by evasion, irritability arn
passion under legitimate criticism an
The stench from tne dispensar:
scandals have reacne d the acute stag
and its founders and promoters owe:i
to themselves and to the people of th
State generally to probe it to the bot
hush." That Is what Gcv. Tilirman
Ks rtertly advised the United States
Senate to do.
Legislative committees are very
good things in their way, when they
are in earnest, out when men have
said tlhe horse was sixteen feet high"
they will scarcely turn round, eat
their words, and admit the horse was
oulv sixteen hands high. if the whis
keydealers who have sold whiskey to
the State could be brought into court
ard forced to testify, some reputations
would be much better or wore off.
It is sbout time the people in the
State i ere tiliag matters in their own
hands. stop listening to tiwaddle and
nonsense and have a general o,-er
hauling of their affairs. Prejudice and
passion and resentments may be very
tiandy weapons for charlatans and 1
demagogues to boost themselves into I
office, but they are getting to be very
expensiv: Iuuries Taxes which were
promised a few years ago to be re
duced have been increased. and are j
likely to be still farther increased if a
halt is not called, and the taxpayers
nave to pay the piper while the dema
Puolic offices were promistd to be i
reduced, but they have increased in
numbers and the taxpayers have to
pay the salaries while the increased
oticeholders dance. This, I say, is
getting to be a pretty expensive luxu
ry, especially when considered in the
light of the falling off of revenue
from the phosphate royalty, and other
sources which helped to meet public
It was promised that the dispensary
would pay a half million a year into
the State treasury, and ought to have
done so under honest, proper manage
ment. What a pitiful showing has
oeen made. M. C. BUTLER.
Washington, D. C., May 26, iS97.
AFTER BURIED TREASURE.
A, Kansas City 3an Writes to Charleston
Capt. George R. Collins of Kansas
City, Mo., wants to get rich easily. Ia
this particular he is like many other
individuals in Kansas City and in fact
everywhere else in the world.
Capt. Collins (he signs himself as
eaptain,) is possessed of the idea that
there is a treasure buried somewhere
on the western coast of Florida and he
very naturally would like to be inform
ed of its exact location, that he might
out his hands on it. How long this
idea has had hold of the captain he
does not say. He also fails to en
ighten the curious public as to how
hie came by this important piece of in
ormation that a treasure was hidden
in Florida. He modestly says that he
"is interested in the finding of the
t-easure" in question, and he doubt
less thinks tnat this is information
sufficient for the Dublic. Capt. Col.
lins savs that he has "investigated the
tground," but the "investigation" failed
to materialize any thing and for this
reason he wants wore light and he is
not at all slow about using paper, ink
and stamps in hopes of getting at the
e-rezt location of the hidden treasure.
Capt Collins is the president of the
'National Benevolent Society" or
Kansas City, the insignia of which is
a red maltese cross, bearing in black
the letters N. B. S. U. S.
O the letter head of the above
named society, Capt. Collins has writ
ten a letter to a well-known physician
of this city, which has been given to
The Post asking for information that
osy lea .i to the discovery of a certain
aane-, .oy the use of which he may
dr'd lt desired treasure. He states in
his Vetter, th~a; he is -in possession of a
chart, which teaken in connection with
the paper iie :s looking for, he will be
able to' go to the spot and put his
hands upon the treasure.
This paper, Capt. Collins says, was
formerly in possession of a Dr. Wil
liams whose Christian name he has
The letter speaks for itself and for
the captain as welL It reads as fol
Dear Sir: The writer is interested
in a project concerning the finding of
a buried treasure, hidden on the wes
tern coast of Florida and which lie
hsinvestigated on the ground.
About 1832 the captain of the party
that buried the money was sick with
fever and died at Charleston, and he
gave one of the two charts to the phy
sician who attended him. I have the
otber chart in my possession.
In 1877 the son of the a bove named
doctor went to the coast of Florida
with a large party of men and they
searched for six weeks without find
ing the exact location, as it is neces
sary that the two charts be used to
gether in order to secure the desired
My object in writing to you is to~
ask you if you know of the doctor or
his son, who'se names were Williams,
provided the son gave his true name.
I do not kno w whether or not his
son was also a doctor, or do you know
of the expedition which went from
Charleston in 1877?
Trusting I may have the pleasure of
hearing from you and enclosing a
stamped reply envelope, I am very
To the George R. Collins.
Toteknowledge of the renorter,
there have been but two doctors Wil
liams resident in Charleston. One
was Dr. David Ramsey Williams, the
father of T.- J.- Williams, of the Sulli
van's Island Ferry Company. The
other was Dr. Williams, of the United
States Marine Hospital Service, who
was stationed here a few years ago.
Mr. T. J. Williams was seen today
and asked abouit the matter. He con
fessed that he knew nothing about this
modern would-be Monte Cristo. He
said that his father did visit Florida
on several occasions, but as f ar -as he
rknew, his father never spoke of any
hidden treasure in Florida. Mr. Wil
liams was inclined to look upon the
..matter as a myth, but he said that he
would at his convenience, review his
father's papers and enu.eavor to find
the paper in question.
IMr. Williams said that if there was
any fortune to be gotten out of the
Ischeme, he would certainly try to get
ia on the ground floor. "Fortunes
Mr. Williams, "and I shall certainly
do what I can to assist Capt. Collins
tc locatet the treasure.''
As far as can be learned, no one
knows any thing here about the ex
peiti'Jon which is alleged to have gone
I rom Unaries ton in 1877.- Charleston
Tous of silver ExporL~d.
7 T'eeday C ~s oauces of silver.
e Tae exoarts of general merchandise
t fom aleport for the weeik ending to
e day were valued at $tO, 127, 16.against
;- $9,676,676 ast wee ad year. 1th
Lthe Claims of Medicinai Qcualltios for it
Shown to be Without Foundation. P
In numerous State papers, recently,
he so-called "madstone" has been dis
.ussed and some editors have had the
emerity to doubt the elli::acy of this
ioarv headed old superstition. It
akes a rather bold man to "beard the
ion in his den." or to tackle a time
ionored old fraud like the madstoue.
It seems to be a part of human na- A
ure t > believe the marvelous any ho x, n
-ather than the reasonable and coi- 0
nonplace things of life. Sharp quacks 1
nake fortunes out of this weakuess of L
nankind, in the sale of their worth- C
ess nostrums or appliances, with long Is
mnd scientific names. If they can get C
,he confdence of a buyer in the vir- P
aes of their medicines or electric
iumbug, then half the battle will be c
For most of the ordinary ills of life, 1
.ature has a remedy, and if let alone. A
he "accommodatiou" of the system S
vill throw it off or adjust itself. h
If the buyer of a nostrum realiy be
ieves in it and allows the good advice a
he dealer ttirows in without charge, -
loing nothing rash in the meanwhile, G
n a majority of cases,he will improve. r<
ature cures him, but the remedy or %
pplitnee gets all the credit. It is a r
:ase of "post hoc. propter hoc," and p
s the sheet anchor of most all sucn st
Most of the so-called "madstones'
zamined are bits ot porous fossil
imestone. They have a strong alli- 2
ty for water or liqids, absorbing a
arge quantity, waicn afterwards
vaporames, leaving it ready to sack
ip more. If applied to a fresh bite of a
dog, it will undoubtedly absorb
ome of the water, olood or virus 6
Vhich may come in contact with it, nl
n the same way that any dry and po- t
-us substance, like bltting paper, a.
vould do. Further than that, the I
nadstone has no effect, except ori the A
ierves and imagination of the patient.
t is through the imagination tne
tone does its work, for not one dog :
n a thousand, which snaps at some- J
ody, is "mad" or affected with ra- -
>ies, some times called bydrophooia. -
But the person bitten is not apt to A
hink so. To him an angry dog is a eC
'mad dog," and if bitten, is likely to c<
uffer through his nervous fear. He A
6pplies the stone,usually twelve hours
)r more after tne bite, as he may be d!
ome distance from the person own- N
ng it. He gets well, and, behold, a e
vonderful cure is made.
When we retlect that the virus or a
>oison of the rabies will get into the
:ircalation, sufficient to inoculate a
erson bitten, within a very fe v mi- -
Ltes, of wha. effect, then, can the 4
madstone" be if he has to sead a
lozen miles for one, except through j:
he imagination? An immediate ani si
horough washing of the wound wit a
vater follo wing by the application of *
pirits of turpedtine, will be worth a
on of madstones. Indeed, tne genumeu
-abies, in the human being, is so rarc 9
hat tue etiology of the disease is not "
vell known and many reputable phy- 6
icians even doubt its exis:ence. t
In the neighborhood of Kinston, N. r
1, there is a bed of such limestone,
dentical with the "madstone." It is
ound in the marl beds and aoundant :
nough to furnish every body in the A
Jnited States with a generoas piece. i
If some enterprising s mindler could a
et possession of one of these quarries
nd advertise generously, what a har
rest he could reap out of the credu.
ous!t But he would have to rival the
~enius of Munchausen to invent the c
cock and bull" stories which always a
orm an importsa~t regiisite in every p
For the Encampment.
The Rock Hill Herald gives the fol
owing information about the coming 9
Lnual Allirnce encampment at Tir- -
Tne committee of arrangements for ~
he York County Alliance encamp
nent met at Tirzah last Saturday, the,
2d inst., with J. Robinson Cook in
he chair and W. H. E lwards secreta- ~
-y. After the reading and con firma- C
ion of the minutes of a former meet- C
ng, the following committees were
On Letting the Grounads to Sell Re- S
reshments-J. M. Tnomasson, C. A. ~
Jarroll, J. F. Wingate.
On Finance--J. B. Barron, W. E.
lettys and J. F. Ashe.
On Music-J. A. McFadden, T. M. 9
)ates, L. W. Louthian.
On Preparation of Grounds-J. B.
Barron, C. A. Carroll, R. F. Carroll. -
On Invitation to Speakers-W. N.
Ider, W. H. Edwards, J. C. Wilborn.
A committee was also appointed l
:omposed of one man from every sub
uliance and neighborhood in the
sounty, to raise the funds necssary to P
efray the expenses of the meeting. ?
he committee will meet again on the '
ist Saturday in July at 3 p. in., at
which meeting all sub committees are
~xpeeted to report. The Hon. J. C.
sibley of Pennsylvania has accepted g
he invitation to be present and make
m address at the meeting. Senator s
ilman, Governor Ellerbe and other L
rominent men in our own State have a
romised to attend the meeting. The c
aople of Tirzah are preparing the a
~rove on the left side of tue railroad o
or the meeting and will give all the
tssistance which they have rendered c
a the past. The meeting this year r,
romses to be larger and of more in- i
rest than usual. Being an off year c
n politics, there will be no ditliculty
n securing good speakers.
The Citadel Encampment.
The Anderson Intelligencer says:
Col. Coward and Capt. White of the ?
outh Carolina Citadel, Charleston,
pent two days in the city last week
2mpleting arrangements for the an
aal encampment of the cadets of that
institution. The cadets will come to
anderson on June 15 and spread their
tents on the campus of the Patr:ek c
ilitary Institute. They will remnaia
bere about two weeks, during which
time the commencement exercises wili
be held. Ex-Judge J. H. Hudson wiu i
leliver the annual address. The cadetsa
will march from here to Clemson Col
lege and spend a day. The cadets will S
be warmly welcomed to Anderson and
Last Mtonday Victoria, the gee?n o!
-reat Britain and Ireian~d ana ELn
press of India celebrated her sennxiy j
eighth birthday and next month w: 1. Ia
be celebraited the sixtieth anniversary v
of her accession to the throne and tihej
::ompletion of the longest reigr i iop
Eaglish history. Her reign has ben
fofglories and the congratulaticns
of the whole world must be heartly I
iven to the venerable sovereign who
is loved by her people and who is re
apectA by the people of all nations. j,
T H1 E'm P ES U 1 &S_-U0_'
ROCEED'NGSOF THEANNU L MEiT
iNG A- NEWBERRY.
Fine Attendance of Editors-The Pro
e 'idhinai of Unuual Interestr- Newb)3
ry's Handsome Hospitality.
NEwPERRY. MaV 25.--The P'
,ssccia io.i inet .. te haetndom
ew Optr i House!, and in the presenc:
f a crowded audience was welcomlet
the city by Uavcr Evaus, CoL NN
L. Hantl o~fthe Bar, and Presideo
romer, Cf Newberrv College. Rt
sonses were made by \ee P1side'
'Leen, of Samter, and tne Rev. W
. Jacjbs for the Association.
"'he welco-e is the heartiest ac.
>rded the Association in many year.
11 the citizeuS vying with eacai othe,
i -reeting the editors. Presideni
.ull presided toright, and the Rev
idi H. Brown, theAssociatioa's nap
il, olfered prayer.
Tuirty editors are ia attendance and
i many nire are expected to mor
>w. The Hv. A. J. S. Thomas, o:
reenville, will read a paper to-mor
>w on the newspaper as an educator
ad Editor Jaynes, of Waihalia, wil
:ad a paper on tie law of li-jei as ap
lied to newspapers. At the nigh
:ssion the HMn. Patrick Walsh wil.
eliver twe annual address.
Newberry, May 26.-".ne ovation tc
ie editors stili progresses with nr
irinution of vigor and with s
'armthl unexcelled in the past experi
ace of the editors. The most i-por
tt featares of to-day's proceeeding
'ere the introd ictin of the eloquen
:slutions of regret fir 1ne death o
enator Earle by Mr. A opt, o Man
ing, John Gary Evan's most ardeni
itorial supp.rter. R asolutions were
[so introdiced protesting against thi
-a of bloodsaed in Souta Oarolia:
.;so resolations urging the SiULI
arolina delegatioa to pasa the Cas
e Pnckney sanitarium matt:r and
cellent papers were read oy Mr.
aynes, of Walhalia,on the la w of libe
; applitd to ne.vspapers, and thi
e wspaper as an educator by the R sv.
.. J. S. Thomas, of the Baptist Couri
, and on tue State printing and
yunty advertising muddle by Mr.
Tae last was the subj et of thiAlong
;t and warmest discunion yet had, iL
hin sevea of the tifty editors pres
Mr. Yates Snowden, with a few re
arks, introduced the followng reso
Resxlved, Toat the Press Associa
on of South Cariha hails with tni
most saisfaction this movement it
ie Church to arouse the conscienct
, te people upon the subject of th
teredness of human life, and to same
:tive movement for the suppressioL
i the crime of homicide.
Resolved, That ia Lne opinion o
s Association it wsas emmendyi
repar that this mioveme nt snu
ave begua in a rangicus as eanoi
a be c~autenanctd oj the cle.4y U
it State, lor tury out CI rene i c nk
:Iigioas sinsionuties of Zu p le,
dien it is ncesst-r to a waen.
Resoived, Tna uis .assama re
)gaiLzes tat it is nut the unrorua
mdividaals who bacome iovolved i_
e fatal aIf cays so C a:non Vno are
> much to b.:aie as p oni oiciOL
icl not oniy sancuns acts of viu
mcbat is in a s-eat meawe re
miable for tiaeir coaaiission.
RCsolved, Tiaat the Associatiot
ldges~ the Episcopal Cnureh and a
thers who wili joim in tais edfen It
at away bloodisett lromn cur peopit
ie hearty support of the press of im
ate, and in order to atiord tne same
litc~rs are regaested, as soon as core
eniently may ne af ter the Sauidk
pont which tae sermons on the suC
tt shall be preacoed to fon~ow up tnd
une witn eniL'rials in relation ntiire
>, especially cominemalming tne ha bit o
rryng conceranu weapons.
It was secondeJ. by Mir. Koliock, o:
theraw, and Lile Rev. Mr. Tnuumas.
f '.reenviie, who spoke warmly aou
loquently in its favor, it was adogt
Co. C:ews. of L surens, introducec
a followinng resnuuiOns, wrica wen
scanded oy ;zJr. Us-een, o. $ucater
nd asopted unanimously :
Wnereas, toe 8;ut a Carolina Pres
.ssociation has seen informied of th
ropiion to the Federal Govern
ent to establish a samttarm a
asle Pinckney, in tae haroor o:
harleston, tue nest site on the Souti
~tiantc coast for such an institution
Be it resoived, Ta'at this Associatio:
rges the memb ers~ of tue Souto Umar
na delegation in the United Sidet
enate and Hocuse of RIresentative:
> iutner by every means in the1i
ower the establisament of suen
nitarium for Unmted States soidier;
i hrlest on harb Ar.
Rslvea. Inst a copy of these res
luuous be sent to tae south CaroL~n
elegatoa in tne U aited States 00'n
The Hon. Patrickz Waloh is no;
Paking at the C)n-ra House, whici
; jammed to t.?. a uors, dIelI'ring th<
agnuai addr-:s be i J. Lim P:ass AIS
i outh " He opened with a brie
ut ftavorable presentation of the alh
;ry of tne Souta Garoli..a Pres~s Asso
tation and tue scope of ias wori:. Ut:
eferences to ante oeiun j aurnaiisa
a harestoa and its .voseri ac
onpthsaeats nroght nearty ap~
lause fromn all sides. Couig do 3
> ater times ne em phasized espmcciali
t splendid work of Iue News aat
ourer inits series of s at cli ar ticle
aowing the resources of the Stite ais
o people were developing themn
e commended this special ieid u
fore to every newspaper man whP
ales the progress and reputauiou 0
is tate, and said taat suca wora a;
tnis ma~kes our State more thau
.ere geograpmecat imit. Ii shu vs. as
an b done in no ciner way. wna
he true wealth and resources 01;e
Late are. Lie otheves so uLni it
Le on ward and progressive Souiu a:
nave no dosot t~t rar best a
U iircules fo'r hepO sud p~m~ Oi'ur.o
:aoders to Ii wauci. laiecur
i hIs reference tu TheL N am
lurze~r :Mr, Walsh~ pai datia
a ~ ousacr, anl.ia ~athee o fP
ad ras4' rete aga Ae
r was depl t4au .,u pacu.
e a amaM ne
Afr Mr. Walih's speech the ed:
tors were ont-rr aired at a grand bar
q!et at the Nererrv Hotel.
Thursday was another field day fo
the knights of the quill. Tue norr
inz spssion opened at 10 o'clock. Cot
siderable miscellaiieou's business wa
- trans'ctEd and seeral ne v member
were electe. Officers for the ensuin,
year were unanimcusly re elected, a
ollows: President, E H Aull
e7berry Herald aud News; first vic
- Icresient, H. G. Osteen, Sumter Dai!
LtW: second vice president, Dr. W. 1,
Jacoes, Oar Montliy, Clinton; secrf
tarv. 0. C. Lin-ston. Audersonl latei
liger cr: treasurer, Major F. Melet
ers, Ieutsche Z:-tung, CUnarieston, E
C. ; chIaplain, the Rev. Sidi B
Browne, Christian Neighbor. CoIum
bia, 6. C.; executive committee, W
W, Bail, Greenville Daily News
Lui3 Appelt, Manning Times; M. E
5IL:eSveney, Hampton Guardian.
A resolution was adopted looking t
the formation of a cenal bureau fo
nandling foreign adveAL-ements. ser
-rate and distinct from fne State Pres
An entirely new feature in Stat
Press entertainments was the barb(
cue tendered the Asscciation to-day b;
the Hon. George S. Mower, who als
invited as his guests the county otE
cers and the various local entertaiv
ment committees, about two hundre
in all. carriagej were in waiting a
he Newberry Hotel. and the part;
.vere c nveyed to a beautiful grove a
the Licyclie Park, and they sat dow)
to an elegant diuner in good old ba
becue style, for which N w berry ha
been noted for half a century, bu
improved in style by James Dunbar
orince of cooks.
Tile speec i-making was spontane
!)us. Lieutenant UGoverner McSvee
aey voiced the sentiments of the fra
ernity in besto sing praise u pon th
viaole-souled generority of Newbez
ry's large-hearted ciLzms, whos
guests they were on this special occa
sion, and als) commendea Presiden
Aall for his able administration ani
ais wtri for the Association, and con
ciuded by presentmn an elegant silve
vater service to Mr. Aul on bebalf o
the editors. Tis took Mt. Aull en
tirely by surprise, and he could scarce
ty fiad words to express his thanks.
Editors Knight, Hemphill and Jay
nes sade happy reznarks, appreziativ
of Newberry's glorious hospitality
vith spe;ial allusion to the kindly e:
tertainmient afforded the Associatioi
oy the Hnm. Geotrge S. Mower. MI
Cole L. Blease came to the rescue o
President Aull, and made a happy rE
spoae, flattering to the sentiment
expressed, Mr. AMo.er was loudl;
calle:1 for and made an admirable rf
sponse, and exp:essetl great pleasar
ma having tle editors in Ne *aberry
At 6 o'clock the aiembers of tae Assc
eiatnon were given a drive about ta
e'y, e idin WitU a visit of an bal
hour to tae Ne .voerry Collieze. wner
- resident.Cromer and Prof. Voigt too
caulige of ..the pa ty, and showeJ tnea
arough tie iust.tutiOn.
Lhurmda- night an eiegant ball is wa
given te m noers u !.e Associatioi
n IheOpera Eouv, which w-s a.tende
a 'ge ;arty o La' b.:aux tann belle
.aid tuer cities.
tU eff'rts (f tL, citizens of Ne:A
to pr unome tne eajyimerL c
e Iuss twere conUatued and e ve
acrtasea daritg the day, extendin,
r n the o!eatabt at 7.3) to tn
i o' tne nign. Tae towvnspeopi
n to forget ;mneir ovn business al
s n their soJ titude for tne comr
rt and pleasure of the newspape
en,-L who unauimously vote thei
reeption the warmlest andmost charnl
ig enltrtaia1en in the long record
At the woming session Greenville
Spartanburg andi G~ltfaey were pr
e)Odt as tac piace io~r tile next annua
ime'tuag. ThLe vote resulted: Greer
vid 25, S;:r:.anurg 11, and Gatl
acoy 12. The assijation is promise
:andsome entertaianmenL in Greer
v~iairan on L'aris Moatntain.
Suppiies in Abandance.
O onsul Genecral Lee has cabled th
- tate Department fromn Havana thun
t he a-nount of supplies he uas no~ 0
aand thlere for tne relief of America
citzns in distress is abandant an
wiul las: for some time. Presumabi
ihis statement applies generally to a
*e e ;asuiates, for tne consul generi
uas been in consu'tationl with his st
0ord.?te consais oa this matter, b
Sdirec ion of the Stmeretary of State. A
Ia.uy rate, the department will no'
pause before moving f urther in the d
r ection of distribution of relief. Stei
Lad already oeen begun to hurry fo.
t"ard su pplies froai this countryi
Cuoa just as soon as General Lee a
Ineard from. G-eneral Sullivan, cotr
Sssary general, Las selected ca
~ihis most experienced assistant:
Capt. Davis, w'ao rendered such goc
service at Memphis in tue relief o: th
i loodi sutierers, to go to Cuba svith tc
Isupphies, if necessary, and distribut
- aea. u:der tae general piauss or (Ger
Ierail Lee. The New York~ commissar
diepu.. wats to undertage the purcha1
ofin supphies. 'Then Mr. R. 3
S wtsi, a director in one of the steat
,ni lines plying between New Yor
aLd Larana, had ofiered tree trail
porta. Lon to Cu ya of the supplies, an
everystinngm was in trim to Degin t
:nijc' as saan as word came froai Ger
cal L-e. No w, no-sever the depart
aueat will wait antil iGeneral Lee no
uis it that tuere is further need fi
relief beore putting' its plan into of
A Eevarend iKascal.
Rev. A. G. Harrison, pastor of th
People's Tabera :!e2 Wasnington, an
a?s ia-iuy disappearea from the:
- nme here Tuesday and it is reporte
that the reverend. gentleman is $, U
sacri in hibsee.suts. He was give
ennre charg.e of the enurch fund, anc
acuraiug to the cuarg~es, failed. to pa
oo f ore f urniture. carpats auc a chure
~or;gau, for wine-uhLie money was give
aiand alsu norro wed :arge son
te bOie et citu tanernacle, is a lost
'e ex:.enCt o'f "700 Wu'en M.
Sarrso 'earuedi taa anfvsgauio
.as in' .'-. ~ie by ite cauiren he ut
parte d eastily, ie&.m ns no!fuseuCoI
ar\. s'... yearxs a'o eagd ed ~
I' N do.o: :m'r~~i .~ a ua'uer c
dciU e~L ta ma te race.
r AN INEPECTION BREAKS UP IN A
Both Sides Make St-atementf. Though Gen
erai Watta', Who Was Present. Refuses to
S Say Anything-Professor Devis Ir.jured
, Badly in the Ro1e of Peacemaker.
I The usually brilliant splendid and
imposing inspection exercises in Co
lumbia were deprived of their peace
fulness and general good military dis
cipline Friday by a series of fracases
on the inspection ground, in which a
policeman was badly beaten u by
college students and Professor Davis
received a severe contusion on the
head while attempting to prevent fur
ther trouble. The Register says:
About how it all started there is a
r difference of opinion, but the fact is
r that there was a baseball game going
on on the collhge grounds between the
South Carolina students and the Inde
a pendents of Columbia, when the mili
tary, consisting of the Governor's
Guards and the Richland Volunteers
marched on the college green for in
spection, the place they have been in
spected for years. They were under
the command of Col. Wilie Jones
with Adjutant Michael Brennen, Gen.
t Watts and his staff, consisting of
Lieut. Stokes of the United States army
t and Maj B. B. Evans were present
for purposes of inspecting the troops.
The usual inspection was made and
nothing happened to indicate that
anything unusual was going to take
place. The boys went on playing
oall, unmindful of the inspection, be
ing much more interested in the
3 After the inspection was all over,
Col. Jones took charge of the troops
and there was a drill. Some order
brought the troops near the third base
t and their further progress was pre
I vented by the ball players and specta
. tors blocking up the way. Generai
r Watts ordered them to move away but
f they refused. He then ordered Col.
Jon-s to advan-te his troops, which
Previously, General Watts had or
- dered the policeman there, officer
e D.wie, to disperse the crowd. He
started to do so, but as soon as it was
seen that one policeman could not
i move them, Gen. Watts ordered Col.
.Jones to advance. The crowd broke
f away considerably, but sone of tnem
were in a belligerant attitude. They
s oroke into the ranks, but so strong
.vas the impetus that they were practi
cally swept away.
3 Tne next thing the officers of the
military knew there was a fight in
their rear and the greatest excitment
a prevailel among the spectitors and
f militiamen. Even some of the men
broke ranas, not being able to with
r stand the temptation and excitement.
i They were soon quieted, ho rever.
It developed tnat the ro.v was be
s tween a number of Suth Carolina
1 College boys and Policsmiu Dowie.
I Phey were bzatiag nina all over the
s head with baseball bats and pummeil
in)g him generally.
-le blew his whistle and his fellow
f policeman iled to his rescu-. There
i Kas a blooay fight between the two
) and the students. Bats and police
t clubs 11:w tnick and fast through the
e air, and it was evident that the pi
- licemen must soonsuccumb by reason
.of superior numbers. In the mean
r time Prof. Sloan, acting president of
r the college, Prof. Davis and others,
-military and civilians, were rus ning
s in te pr'event further bloodsned, for
there were bloody heads and faces
In trying to quiet the students Prof.
I1 Davis received a severe blow~ across
the head cy a bat or something else.
-In the general melee it is impossible to
d tell who struck him, but, however, it
- was not intended for him. Nevei the
lees the blood streamed lrom the
wound all over his face, and it was at
first thought that he was most serious
e ly wounued.
t Poli;eman Dowie, in the meantime
a was one mass of clottedi blood about
a hris hair and face. Fmnally he pulled
I his pis'.ol and shot to the ground, not
y mishing to wound anyone. Tnis with
.1 the effort of others, had a desirable
.1 efect and the row ended. Policeman
- Dowie displayed a bravery in the face
y of over wnelming odds that was truly
. commendable and heroic. As soon as
y all was quieted he went to the police
-station, where he had his wounds dress
s ed. It was found that the skin of his
-skull had been split from the forehead
o to the cro wn. It was a dee p and pain
s l wound but is not fatal.
- Prof. Davis is the only other one
e seriously hurt. As already stated, he
, was hit in the head and went to the
d cliege infirmary last night, but his
e- phys.cians stated that his injuries
a were more painful than serious.
e Tnere were a number of students
Sbunged up, but none of them so far as
y can be ?earnaed are seriously injured.
e As soon as the row was quelled the
.troops mnarchied back to ther araiories
Sand were dismissed.
About the raw there cain be no
dourbt, but how it all occurred is a
o0 qoestion about which there are some
Gen. Watts was asked to make a
statement Fr-iday night, but he de
rcined to say anything further than
that he was right in all his orders and
acions. He said that a military com
aiander should not go into explana
a tins especially as tne whole thing
LI ugut result in a court martial. Br
r vond that he would express no opin
i on or make any statement.
CoL. JONEs STATEMENT.
SCol. Wiltne Jones made the foI
lowing statement Friday night:
Dr. Jas. Woodrow, president of the
South Carolina College, gave me writ
ten permission to parade on the col
lekge grounds last Wednesday, May 26
Gjeneral Watts nad an alill.enon in his
lEmily and tue parade was postponed
Iuntil inis evening out of respect to
is. I old nor think it ncessary t.,
e et further permission from Dr-.
Woodrow, so I did not write to him
agm but I supposed the ti>s permir
sin w:ould sulice. He asadt me~ to
I e the Ea-te-ra part of 'ne oroundsa
1r>ughin th p art spi..y usecd by
the Uan play ers. I m2.rched on t aa
Eastnu potono t::couud c Oase~
I uch ar oile and kezt 01
ta roud whicr tas goen, mooth
sat'c tc cO(. .~L
r d ra pads wehe ocerl W2.
Smarch forivard, as I muarched for warsi.
jfnlinweA by my hatainn the
crowd recsded srd -r us
no formidable resiVtaV- When
the commatud reached a po n r the
stand (bsseball,; I halted It, a lTa,
that time a row took place in ou- rear,
and I saw only one man frcrr. my
commatd who took any part :n tne
row. My men stood in line 0s I Oc
dred them to do and used no violerc ?
on anyone that I saw."
Prof. Sloan, who is acting -orsidert
in the absence of Dr. Wo:drow, was
on the scene, but notwithtacding e -
forts to see him he could not be found.
Dr. Fiinn, who was also present, and
familiar with all the circumstances,
made the following statement:
"Dr. Wood row being absent, Prof.
Sloan is acting in his stead as presi
'dent. A few days ago permission was I
given the military to have their in- u
spection on the athletic field of the t
college. Acting President Sloan did
not know that such permission haa
been given and pending a match game I
of baseball between the Independents t
and the college team, the military in- I
spection was ordered on the field. '
When the troops came up. Prof.
Sloan had an interview wit' Genera"
Watts, informing him of the match
General Watts intimated that the
grounds belonged to the State and the
troops had a right to use any portion
of them they wished.
Prof. Sloan replied: 'Yes, they be
long to the State but are for the uss t
of the college," but that the grounds
General Watts renlied that he did
not wish to interfere but would take
the troops to the eastern portion of
"After this amiable arrangement
and interview, Prof. Sloan thought
the whole thing settled, but the troo ps
were later formed on the South side
of the field, in line with the ball
grounds, about third base.
'General Watts and staff took posi
tion near the third base, and while the
inspection and game were in progress a
ball struck Maj Evans' hors . Tne
students immediately apoloeiz d, as
suring the officers that it was all acci
dental. While this explanation was
being made, Gen. Watts angrily or
dered the policeman in front to clear
the way. He then ordered the milita
ry to advance, which they did and the
crowd got back. Then came the row
with the policeman in the rear, with
which you are familiar."
These are te facts from either side,
but it must be said that whoever is at
fault, the affair was a most disgrace
,ul one to the State.
Prof. Sloan called at the police sta
tion last night and had a short con
versation with Acting Mayor B:en
nen. He expressed the depest regret
at the occurrence.
Mr. Brennen said that the probabili
ties were that no trial would take
place Saturday, as it was certain that
pjliceman Dowie would not oe able to
be present for several days yet.
No arrests had been made Friday
I iiht but the Chief of Police was
I orking on the case and arrests will
Typewriter in Chinese.
The Rev. Mr. Sheflield. a Presby
erian missionary at Tang Chov, has
invented a Chinese type writer, which
is said to be a very remarkable ma
chine, and is exciting a great deal of
comment over there. He made the
model himself, b-t sent the parts to a
faictory at Hsartford, were made in met
al and put together. It turns out to
oe a great success and will relievre both
the foreigners and the native ChineseI
from the necessity of ucing a paint
brush and a pot of ink in conducting
As near as can be undersiood from
the descriotion published in the Chi
nese papers. the characters about 4,000
in nun ber, are on the edges of wheels
about oine fo'ot in diameter. It re
quires 20 0: 30 wheels to carry all the
letters, and 'he operator must strike
t wo keys to make an impression. The
first key turns the wheel and the sec
ond stops it at the letter wanted, which
is brought down upon the paper by
an ingenious device. Althoug'h the
machine is compiicated, it showvs a re
markable degree of irngeuuity and
skill and D:. Sneffield nopes to make
many improvements in the way of.
The diflculty of his task and theI
wonder of his invention ma~y be re
cognized when it is known that there
are 18,000 characters in the Chinese
language, each one of them represent
ing a distinct word. There are be
t ween 4,000 and 5,000 in commoa use.
which he has selected and placed upon I
his typewriter. The newspaper voca
btiiary of China involves fully that
number of characters, but the peasants
do not make use of more taan 500
Had to shut Down.
IThe Slate dispensary, so Commis
sioner Vance says, has been forced to
shut down for a week owing to the
fact that it has all of its space ta'.en up
with stock. The bmxs are p.led up
and have left no room for the opera
tives. This is due to the delay in the j
several dispensers in not sending in'
their orders until the end of the mont h.
Mr. Vance foand the same troubale last,
month. The commissi mner states that
he has received complaints from many
pints in the State that tne counity dis J
pensaries cannot sup ply certain brands
of liquors when calledi for, lie says
this trouble is likewise due to the fact
that the dispensers held back their or-I
ders till the end of the monta ann
then rush them in, instead of keeping
their stocks up by filing ordtrs along
darme the monta as they should do.
The State dispensary has a comp)lete
stock of all the brands of iiquors
wanted and is able to furnish them as
soon as ordered.
Free Thinker Finea.[
Rev. James Hoskirs a preachr o0
the Free Tninker faith, who~ hadi bee
ioldmng fort~n or the stre t ofe a1
ta for :30 nig hts, we tried in t'epoe
court today and iaed. dis a:- I
-as caused by the viciou tem ..
emenic he c*aracte-rredCrse
nouncing hi' as :prt a n
tat hetw urerrso tuf.
z.anL kiied wvhi distrbtuu i r
au relief fundis near iTh.a Iurke
have ee sentencedt to 13 ye.ns atI
WEA.TH1ER AND CROPS.
HE CONDITION OF SOUTH CAROLI
NA3 FARM!NG INTERESTS.
lie Regular Weekly BuUetin of the
Weath-r Pureau Tsued Monday by Di
rector 2aner-The General Outlook.
The fo lowing is the weekly bulletin
if the condition of the weather and
rops in this State issuea last week by
)tate Observer Bauer of the South
,arolina section of the United States
During the first portion of the past
veekr the tempuerature ranged decided
y below the normal with the nights
musually cool: during the latter por
ion the tmperature rose to slightly
bove the normal.
The average for the week deduced
ron 52 weekly means was 69, and
he normal for the same period is ap
The highest temperature was 97 on
he 21st at Gillisonville: the lowest
7as 46 on the 18:h at Florence and
Frost heavy enough to nip young
orn was observed at Boiling Spring,
ipartanbug, on the 17th and traces of
rcst in Horry on the morning of the
There was very little rain during
he week, only light scattered showers
>n Friday over the northern and
vestern counties. Eleven measure
nents are repor:ed for the week, rang
ne from .03 to .50, and averaging
).17 of an inch. The approximate
iormal for the week is 0 88. Rain is
ieeded over the entire State, and for
A destructive wind, rain and hail
torm passed over Woodward, Fair
ield, on Friday, doing a great deal of
lamage to cotton, fruit and gardens.
njury was confined to a comparative
v limited area.
Tne week was nearly cloulless, and
Lt many places entirely so. The av
rage estimated percentage of the pos
ible was 91; the lowest 63 at O.ange
Bat little change was noticed in the
ondition of staple crops during the
veek except a slight improvement
,enerally in the clor of corn and
.tton, towards the close. Earlyin
he week the nights were too cool, and
he ground is too dry, for rapid growth
)f vegetation, but with the rise in
emperature and showers in places,
vhich occurred on Friday and Sun
lay, a better condition has developed.
The general tenor of all reports in
licates about a good average condi
ion of all crcps and this holds good
'or the entire State, with a few local
xceptions. Tne prevalence, in inja
ious numbers, of cut and bd
norms on bottom land corn has been
;he worst adverse condition on any
rop to date, and that is abating.
Rain is generally needed and would
?ro.e very beneficial.
The condition of corn remains prac
icaijv th sme as heretofore, it being
mal i fo: t. season but with a healthy
olor. It is better on uplands than
)n bottoms, owing to the poor prepa
ration the latter lands received gener
iilv. and to the damage by worms
mnd crows, necessitating much re
lanting and gerally poor stands.
Jora nearly all planted and replanted.
Is being worked out. The fields are
gener-iily clean and in fne tilth.
Coton has improved somewhat and
no complaints are received of poor
:tands, except from Abbeville, Green
wood, Edgefield, Barnwell and Salu
ia, whtere on certain lands the plant
The iants, while small, are healthy;
mnd altnough somewhat irregular as
.o sie stands are otherwise nearly
perfect, and required very little
"patching" by replanting over the
state generally. "Chopping out" is
progressing rapidly and is nearing
~ompletion in the more easterly coun
.es, while in the north western couin
~es is only well begun, as cotton is
act all up yet. The plant is in asatis
actory condition and in excellent
taelo respond to more favrorable
weather for growth. Sea Island cot
,n made slow gro wth and stands in
1eed of rain.
Oats harvest has begun in the east
rmn half of the State, where the crop
s not generally as good as it promises
.0 be over the western portion. Spring
own oats a total failure-they are
act generally over three or four inches
Wheat has developed considerable
-ust, but not enough to affect the
rid. It is ripening and continues
>romising, but with many poor fields.
Jhinch bugs damaged wheat in Ches
;er and L incaster.
Water melons improving but still
>ack ward in Barnwell, beginning to
.ook well and blossoming in Abbeville
Lad Richland. Not doing well and
on. sands in Lexington and Hamp
o.Setpotato draws plentiful but
he weather has not favored trans
>anting. Irish p.otatoes needing rain.
avorable weather for gathering and
Commercial peach crop will be
mall, but seedlings Will be quite'plen
insects injuring apple trees in Pick.
ms. Many complaints of fruit droD
yig too freeiy. Grapes are very
>roaliinZ over entire State. A large
:rop of blackberries being gathered
ut rain would do them and other
erries very much good. Plums rip
ning in eastern counties. Labor in
From the national bulletin ot May
.7: *Corn pianting is now in prog
'ss in thae most northerly section,
tarmng boegun during the week in North
)skota and Minnesota. As aresult of
mana' stab ds, considerable replanting
i enecssary in \issxiri,Kentucky
ind Tesessese. in the southern
-aes earir corn is being laid by.
ton 'i ored in the Carolinas,
a--or a, Ala.bamna and Texas. in the
as: oe ate some damage result
d :r .exessive rains and insects.
ou'gas fare proved unfavorable
' r'asa and Louisiana where
aa is are poor and where insects
R'uckefelIdsr Good 31ove.
Iis announcedi ia John D. Rock.
'i;er has "ssued -:.a ediet against Sun
ta o e :he men e.npioye~I on his
"" dee~ -0 1 thte upper and lower
aus. n ithe men are expected
reao Is to load or unload
we ia r of the day or
umt intos "sked to work5
a. t .aday and mid
a elwuah ter put
b 00112 atde surface,"
- La. "D cork on de
e cce aroun' rn' 'tracks a