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WL. XII 3MANNIN(, S. C.~ Wti)NESI)AYAUSTiWTN.3
THE COST OF LVING.
EFFECT CF ThE NEW TARIFF IN THE
HOUSE AND HOME.
Protection In Prs c'ice-Shot p :rsand Iuy
era at Retail Will Pay Bigher Prices
Women Become the S pecial Victims of
the Increased Taxation.
In the domain of the House and
Home the duties of the new tariff bill
will begin with kindling wood and
end with the shingles or the roof. The
duty on kindlingi wo'd has ten plac
ed at three tentbs of a cent on bundles
of the size of one fcurth of a cubic
foot and it increases three-tenths of a
cent for each additional quarter of a
The coal which is to be used will
have a duty of 67 cents a ton. Under
the Wilson hw it is 40 cents a ton
Tin pans and cups have an additional
duty. The rate on tin plates has been
increased from 1 5 to 1-2 cent per
pound to the manufacturer. The duty
on cbeap brown or yellow earthen
ware has been increased from 20 to 25
Oninaware has an increased duty of
25 percent . being raised fromn 35 to 60
per cent. Besides, two new classifica
lions have been placed on the dutiable
list. Oa pressed glass the duty has
b'en increased from 40 per cent. Un
der the Wilson law to 60 per cent
Oa cut glass .be increase has been 15
per cent. from 35 to G0 per cent. De
canters, etc, have an increased duty
of from 40 to 60 per cent. All tbeta
ble cutlery bears an increased burden.
the duty having been changed from
35 per cent. under the Wilson law to
45 per cent.
The duty on all furniture has been
raised from 22 per cert. to 35. Mar ble
mantels bave an additional duty of
fifteen cents, the duty being raised
from 50 to 65 cents per cubic foot.
Ten per cent. additional has been laid
on all curtains and table covers of cot
ton chenille, and the same additional
rate is laid on curtains made of other
materials. Table damask has an added
duty of 5 per cent., being raised from
35 to 40 per cent, and pillow shams
and other bed coverings are specially
provided for. Blankets are divided
into a number of cutiable classes, and
the rate has been increased from 29
per cent. under the Wilson law to an
average between 75 and SO per cent.
On paper hangings the rate is 5 per
cent. greater tran under the Wilson
law where it was 20 per cent Brooms
are on the dutiable list at 40 per cent.,
an increase of 20 par cent.. and feather
dusters have an increased duty of 5
per cent , the present rate being 40 per
cent. All manufactures of willow
bear an additional duty of 15 per cent.
being increased from 25 to 40 per cent.
The lumber which would go to make
a house has been taken from the free
list of the Wilson bill, and the rtes
now range from $1 per thousand feet
to $3 05 when planed on both sides.
Clagboards, which used to be on the
free list, are now paying a duty of
$L 50 per thousand feet, and shingles
30 cents a thousand. Laths pay a duty
of 15 per cent, instead of being free
as under the Wilson law. Toothpicks
and matches fare alike under tne new
law. The increase on toothpicks be
ing from 35 to 40 per cent., end on
matches from 20 to 25 per cent.
Watches and clocks bear an additional
duty of 15 per cent., the rate ir~c:eas
ing from 25 to 40 per cent.
Beginning with the breakfast of the
family, the duty on oatmeal and rolle d
oats has been increased 2 47 per cent.
The Wilson la w rate was 15 per cent.
Milk has been taken from the free list,
-nd duty of 2 cents a gallon. or 31 32
per cents., has been added. Sugar
will cost at least 1 cent a pound more
under the new tariff, than under the
Wilson law. On tutter and its sub
stitutes the rate of duty has been in
creased from 4cents a pound to 6
cents a pound, or 12 37 per cent.
The duty on eggs is increased from
Sc. to 5c. per dozen. Pork, bee f ai~d
mutton all have marked increases on
ratee, though as the United States ex
ports these articles the effect of the
duty is nullified. Beans are increase d
from 20 to 47 5 per cent. Cabbanes,
which were free under the Wilson
law, bear a duty now of 32. each. The
duty on onions has been increased
from 2Cc to 40i. per bushel. Green
peas came in under the Wilson law
free; now they pay a duty of 40c. per
bushel, If the peas are dried the duty
has been increased from 20c. to 30o. a
bushel. The duty cn potatoes has
been increased frcm 15n. to 25c. per
Salt, which was free, now bears a
duty of 10 cents on each 100 pounds,
and on mustard the duty has been in
creased f rm 25 to 37 45 per cent.
Woman -will have to py more than
her share of the intcreased pr'ees
which are to be laid upon every thing.
She is to be made the espr-cial victim
of higher duties and increased prices.
From the feather v~hich tip~s her hat
to the shoes upon her feet; every ar
ticle of her wearing apparel bears an
additional tar. Nothirig has escaped
the keen eyes of Mr. Dingler. and his
asscciaes. A-. te arliest epp:ortuni
ty the beginair g was made. l came on
perfumery and cok:gne waters The
Wilson law imnced a duty cn :hese
articies which 'amounted to 62 i per
cent. The authors of the Dinglev bil
added nearly 10 per cent. It now
stands at 71 j per cent. With the
usual methcds of the retailers the in
crease will be over 20 per cent, on the
retail -ricC. Every outnce of preparedi
chair found cii trie dresser of the
boudior will hereafter cost one third
more than it does now.
The perfuo-ed toilet soaps that the
women are so fond cf did not escape
the dreaded increase. Th~e new duties
bear very hard on all these articles.
A 25c. cake cf soan will hereaf ter cost
nearly 40 cents.
When a woman sits down to sew
now sh'e must pay7 r o for aHi the re
quJirenl-eits ct her seL' win b.et. er
scissors v~iil erst her 9.G3 per cent.
more than undar the W isoar lawv.
Then all scssr ittpted were
charged a Cuy of 45 'ner cmn. The
new law makLs .ae e(s s and tne
minimum dut etarged is 54 63pe
cent. Al1 Ler L..-1es, auining or
sewing maohi e, cil c- her more.
For thetpaet tree years tee duty on~
these aracles was 25 per cents; no-w it
is 35. The pics she uses will cost
more. All kinds of lrns b-are been
stuck into a paragraph- sad a couete
of new clcuses made. Under tne
Wilson law, the duty was 25 per cent.,
but this duty has been raised to 3-> per
cent. under the new lawv, All her
spool thread will cost more, for the
duty cn a cotton. spool thread bas
been raiseda cent a dozen, while on
the linen thread it has been raised 10
l r: cctton clash, one of the ruost
SWt' iY used s 'ticles in woman's rea::m,
1-e sew tarif bill has been most cra L
ily irawn. On a large proportion of
thE' *aricut grades tie rates are the
sI ae ss under the Wilsn law. But
rew ctar fs are made 'n therate, but
mny changes have bee, miace is
clossijotion. and these make the act
ual d iference very wide. As rrary
as twertv-seven rew classes hare
been added to this division of the cot
All cotton plushes. veireis, Veet
eer.s, etc., will now ccs: the wormn
34 per cent. more than under the ,.ii
son law. The rate has been ra iscd
from 40 per cent. to 74.67 per cent
The classifications have not been
ircreased in each cae. All woolen
piushes have been increased fromn- 40
her cent. to rates that run from SS to
147 per cent. Silk plushes, veivet,
aRd chenilieS fare Equally as badly.
I n every classifcation the rates Ia cc
been i:creased. The increases rinse
from 15 to 30 per cent. So the shop
per can prepare to take that much
more money with her when she starts
out to procure her winter cutfit.
Hosiery is going to cost a nice little
sum hereafter. All cotton hosiery
will have an additional 20.46 pcr cent.
tscked to the price. Unaer the new
law the duty imposed ii 70 46 per cent
All >.ilk hosiery will cost an ad-'tional
10 per cent , for the new law place s
the duty at 60 per cent instead of 50
ss under the Wilson las.
Cotton underwear does not escane
Under the Wilson law only shirts snd
drawers were on the dutiable list. and
these at the general rate of 50 per
cent. Now to shirts and drawers are
added vests, union suits, combination
suits, tights, sweaters, corset c:ver
and all underwearof every desriptiort.
rnd the duty iq place.1 at 65 per cent
Nct:ing the shspe of co'ton uider
we:r can escape that 15 percent. raise
Flannels for underwear fare stil
worse. All the rates on: the half dcz
en sgrades have been increased, a-:,:
the average taken shows that the in
crese has been 52 ner cert. The av
erage duty on ib.nnel underwear un
der the Wilson bill was 4S per cent ;
under the the new law it is 100 per
cent. Silk underwear wili cost i0
per cent. more, but as on other arti
I les, the rate on the luxuries is not
nearly so high as on the necessities.
Boot, shoe and corset iacings of cot
t ton are to cost 5 per cent more than a
month ago. The rate has been in
creased from 45 to 50 per cent.
A determined raid has been made
on ace edgings, embroiderie s, ut ck
ru filings, ruchings, etc. Under the
Wilson law the duty was 50 per cent.
After the full elf ct of the ne v law
is felt it will be a long while be'ore
the careful shopper can boast to her
ausband of the bargains she found at
the woolen dress goods counter. For
the price of all woolen goods is going
to be greatly increased.
Senator Jones, of Arkansasestimates
that people will have to Tay $150,000, -
O00;a Sear more for their cotton and
wooien good uLdcr the new law than
under the -3. This enormous tax is
irposed that the treasury mar~ csten
sibiy benefit $9,00u.,00 a year!
For silks tne shopper will have to
pay a much greater price. The duty
on the classifications as they have ex
isted for three years is 50 per cent ,
only 5 per cent. higher than under
the Wilson law. Bt eighteen new
c:asses have been added, and the du
ties range from 50 cents per pound to
$5 In some cases, as with Japanese
sii', the duty is 700 per cent. No one
has been able yet to estimates what the
lincrease in the price of silk dress
goods will be. Then crinoline cloth
Ifor lining will cost more than 4 centsl
a y ard more, for the duty has been
increased that much.
er hereafter. A woman's bonnet o
hat must pay an additional duty of 5
per cent., while on trimmed hats the
new duties run from $2 per dozen and
20 per cent, to $7 per dozen and 20 per.
cent. The braiding for bonnets or
bats. if not bleached, must paty a duty
of 15 per cent. Under the Wilson
bill these came in free. If the braids
are bleached they must pay a duty of
25 per cent. The W ilson bill charged'
no duty on these articles.I
Ostrich feathers, undressed, have a
duty of 15 per cent. laid on them,,
while the' dressed ostrich feathe s
must psy 15 per cent, more than was
~impos'ed by the Wilson law. All
other feathers and all artificial fi. .
ers used for millinery purposes are to
pay a duty of 50 per cent , instead of'
35 under the Wilson law. Beads andI
jet trimmings will pay 20 per cent.
more than at present. Birds for the!
hat were not forgotten, and ans addi
tional duty of 15 per cent. was laid on
Toe Cuban insurgents dynamited
the culvert near the Esperamz rairoad
station of the city of ISanta Chtra on
'the night of July 29 Tne culvert wss
c:'mpileely destron, d. The~ next i t
Iwhile the local volan:-e- force w. e
patrolling the town, th'ey car.e sud
denily upon a grcup of isur eJt i
the cen;ne of ore ci the nri:cio
~strets The chllenge wa- sven a'nd
thLfe insurge~nts repi.ed with "Viv
'Cuba libre" and owened fie h
autnorities are enti;el at alss t
know now the inisurgents enee h
town and succeededi in ;et'in by- ie
fort garrisoned by the nidr-ins
of local guerillas whch was a h
Iextreme end o'the st re t.
As soon as the icsurgents were da
cov-ertd a panic ensued among ine
residents. The stores were :loed
The insurgents were scallyv repul ed
the troops linig one~ klled an
tmeA'e wounded, ainong the late- a
lieutenant and a chaolai' th ae
gen~ts left four killed. and~ took awy
about twenty wounded. At 9 'e.e
p. mr., Monday the insur-eis optni
f ire on tbeforts guardin the or& c
Ico Saniago de Las Yeas Havar
wiout special contequene be u
K. e aam produced ama h ei
dets. Art:.seisa, or.n C apti ea
W\ey iers western troeba, was ired on
by va small band of insurget Jul 2a ,
b't.uwihout resul'. Tn.c irsurgent
ynamited the culvet1' Iear eg Al .
Camagucy showv that part of the io
ent forces are in tha't :ccality
i?aaed by General Calix'o Gxarciat
-a have marched there~ o tak part
u th preidnti elecio capan
S rpred that in a light at Rio
'-oro, Saua and R-de, v:2i-no
Hecad cuA tr. :t? - :-.rr. e.it
of the secret ser vice states tiat Joasn
IManess, who is said to be the leader i
a gang of counterfeiteus, was ar:?sted
IT W. S A BIT MORE LVELY THAN CR
Irby and McLaurin Have a Little Tait ct
Free Itiw 3i1tertl-A (;o.d .Natu:
Crowd-Eivara and Mary Lease.
It was a very mush delayed. a large
an d a bit lively campaicn rneetir.g
that was held at Greenwood TLursdav.
To begin wit'1. the speaking dil not
begin until ?o'clock. but the throng
seertd to be hiungrv for carnpaizn
o-atory and waited and litened until
riohtfal. Tbe speakers' stand col
a pad er y in th ipro -amme, but
'made no material difference.
Irby tcdy was even mrore vigor
'"-Msu use.;:1, and paid his respects
t0 Govet e tn ere ii brief. There
as a livelv n for a few minutes
t1:en. Col Irb-v ..kce Mr. McLaurin
to an swer a. questin i, at" insi tedI on
a yes or r:o ans rer, id Mr cu
rinl was equali: as po-:si ive in ansrer
in the question his own way or not
at all. This. Col. Try urged was dodz
ing, which was denied ty Mr. McLa
rill, and there was a tilt ts to whether
there should be any ansr:er or uo: to
this and another question Col. Irby
wanted in uneauivocal ar1irmative or
negative answe'r, and Mr. McLaurin
clnanded the ricn to answer i his
own wsy. I_ edd in Mr. McLau
rn not reco0'z:u the subsequent
q iestions, snd Col. Ircv declining in
'irruptior for th e ansvers 'sr. McLt
rin insi ed his right to i;.e if any
repiv be dicen. Terg were apr-eis
fcr fair play, and Col.rb-:'s r-'tort
was th t .,e to- his mcdicine lik a
game cock _d McLaurin was p.ad,
cwhichaL ai vigorously d(-nied.
Caairmean Magill introduced ex
Gverrr Evanis, who said he did not
c:eat. Greenwood county, bat was
barn in this co'ntv and be looked
upon his own peopie. He had no ari
mosity saaii.st those who fought him
fairly. He re'erred to the last cam
paign and that he was even charged
with dishonesty, but bis pcopla kneev
him. He also dared to make this race
and was here to make the tight for
this State He said he would not dis
cuss Sst'e issues, although he could
not be frightened on thm.
He took up the tariff question with
out delay and said t.at bryan had re
pudiated McLaario's position. Hefa
vored a direct tax, as this was the
only way to le the neople know what
was being spent- Under a direct tax
Rh-ode Island would pay 16 times the
taxes of South Carolina, while as it is,
the farmer pays the exp-'nses. Mc
Laurin would plead the baby act. If
he were right he need not plead per
secution. He said he would prove
that McLaurin belonged to the Repub
Voice-Dan't get scared, McLaurin.
Abont this time the rear end of the
platform caved in and Evans said that
McLaurin was too heavy a load for
any Democratic platform to carry.
( nplause) With a wreck of a stand,
the speaking went merrily along on
tbe tariff scheduie.
If he is wrong and Tillman's wronz,
we will lick them both, said Erans.
Are you going to elect him because
Tiliman does something?
Voice-We believe in Tillman.
Evans went on to say that McLau
rina's cotton tax would simply cost the
farmer 20 per cent. The Allen staple
was not raised, because more could be
made on short staple cotton. If Mc
Laurin wera kept in congress much
longer, the people would nave to go
around with f11ps on themselves.
The audience applauded much at
Evans's defense of Calhoun against
the "new evangel." In talking of the
negro Republican paper endorsing
McLaurin, he said he called it "nig
ger" because he cuuld not get out of
his raising and meant no disrespect.
Tne southern farmer had nothing to
protect, and it was all rot to get themi
to favor it in any way. He jumped
on MicLaurin's ivool, lumber and bag
gtog votes, and so-ge of the crowd
sad, "PLot ioe.
Senator Mc~aurin turoed Irby's
broacho j~k. to his own use and said
that was tnie kind of prny the people
wanted. He said be C~tuid rerply to
every state-nent made b'y Gov. Evans.
He has argued the tariti bill as if the
Democrats framed it. E;vans has put
himself in the ranks of Henry George,
Mary Lae, Simpson and the cther
sinele taxrrs and would tear loose
fromn the Democratic party. The peo
pie are already standing all the direct
tax they nan, for it fal~s on the lands
a mules and other visible property.
In Delaware they 1:ace a single tnx
they are trying to get rid of. The
Federal tax imnpoced under the bayo
net isa sample. The bauker and bond
holdecr escape alinost entirely. B~y the
last census Mrs. Lease and t3ov. Evans
--oud impose on~ every farm of $1,000
a tax of $. 11. ii addition to present
taxes. This is nekeher probable or pos
Pii. H a:ared the Cahoun
of te ne cnd io .Evans says
Cu ' d s H' 'fo r ~ t r e y U i t
alare abor as b e et awvay .and
een wm a ree .:.xmatei a-d
1 >C askel i Calhoun did not
s i ea oldot, and~ !.ie cro-d en
btidn r-a. hare t 'o ''rwr
>-ui;o ~~ - 2 -je ri
ominde tn Calan-an declared
v. de 'uin tiedc Emu 'o A ry~
L - Ls s 1ta u s arnsI
H1 exo'atIne e peret- f h
"ion to his bo-:s'n cm --o n
nrthern IRp-ubc -us. He- climedi
t~at the- su per cent. duty on co'ton
* -s etirel i' "erain iy as D o
cet cna cotto c?d ha. ~ve don- ?so
hamand -um--"-ood. ast m
-otton. Toay he, iy exp'Vs.1 O
*.d wool* If Aore sn::
and --'adyaman brem-a-or
oi Oat -ys 'nd Sa ie
not going reich it?
M.. MTc.aumin si with. suc n en-.
nie the whole country would be there
The Refcrrm parv, he said, was all
htIt was ci'g to unload its mie
less o gage and was safe. It had
oiven tne nrimary to the people and
st-Ci for t.he pecple and their rights:
.t it was no time to tsik
\bout Reform. kApplause.) He
weut on to talk abcut the lum
h-r sciedue after some voung
marn said he could exoiaia Evacs'
sta'nt and was invited so to do.
Gov. Evans explained what he said
and then the speech went merrilv
Col Irh'y said he would have to
speak brieiy bcause of the late ho:r
and threatuir- weather. He. how
ever, wnted to catch up with the liar.
who nh s attacked tie strongest
r:-. Hle sid he was fi 'honz the
.lesh and the 2evi, Ellerbe,
'al and Nic GoLal-s. le eirst de
tied running as a kose horse or in
oabinaton v ':it Ev'ns or anyone
ewasagains . n e ole an . The
only combination w.s against him.
The tarif w (:.y used to mystify
vou. -ov. 1:ilei-.e, he said. had pros
tituted his ollcr and true Democracy
when he kept the metropolitan police
in Charleston. The policy is unwise
and unjust, for Charlestoat should be
treated as Greenwood-that was De
rmocracy. There can he no true De
Iuocracy without Jocal self govern
Tese peol'e wantad a new party,
a:d nicked up McLaurin. who had
b nru to oHe party to lead. Why
a a E:lere decade on Mc
uris appointnent before loor
. rb was cold in 'is rave. To's was
indecent baste. It kcoked like tie Re
tr n movement and true Deavcrac:
would have rio speketrnan. but he
ttook up the ca gel. He then went on
to say why he was sacrificed last year.
He was row the only Democrat run
ninge. The Con-ervatives were Demo
crats. bat erred in jadgment He was
,,road of bis record, for it was without
blemish. f ' augh.)
Irby-You may hiss, but you will
sil be a goose.
He said he was down here to keep
McLaurin and a few disgruntled pEo
pie fro'n destroying the Reform par
cassked McLiurin if he would op
pote free raw material if Bryan or
-ome other Democrat were elected and
there was a Democratic congress.
Mr. McLaurin said he would stand
on the Democratic platform, just as he
Irby-He won't answer yes or no.
McLaurin-You ca't put the answer
on my mouth. I will stand on the
I rov-He's dodging.
McLiurin-No. I am not.
There was much hurrahing. Mc
Laurin and Irby both had the floor.
icLaurin said ne would answer the
q;estion in his own way and Irby said
he wanted no dodging but an answer,
yes or no.
McLaurin-You've got no right to
ask a a uestion and answer it
Iry'-I'il take care of that. (NMlch
Irbv-He won't answer.
McLarin-Ycu won't let me.
Here there was applause and cries
of "dive bim fair play."
Irby-I'll prove he only wants of
fice. I've got him in a hole and will
soon smoke the fox out. The basic
principle of true Democracy was free
raw material, free silver, free sugar
and the like and he wcuid vote for it
lio mnatter what otners did.
Co Ibyasked McLaurin hov he
stood on the dispensary.
IMcLaurin said he would refuse to
anssver the qu~estion unless allowed to'
do so in his own way. He said he
thought such tactics unfair and he
would not do so.
Irby-You can't catch me. He's
McLaurid said he was not mad.
Irby- Why, he looss like four
derils are standing out on his face
McLturin-The-n they are the reilteo-.
tion g adraaledi fromt your face.
Ir by-Whenever you're got. a man
mad you've aot him.
Mr McL xuria was askng to b
eard.i Col. Irby said ne never kicked
bu t took his medicine like a gamae cockt
and Aol not allow interraptions l i
hi tine Mr. McLaurin sat down.
Tee Col. Irby pounded away on.
Sr. M'cLau'rin and said that McLturin
thle tine of thbe Darlington? rebellion
and talaing about the Reform party!
going to heil and ianpeaching the gov
ernior. He was againist the governorj
:.hen bat is n~o.v trying to swing on
his coattail and was even getting
taraugli like a calf to get at the teats.
Mr. Mayafeld said lie would not
speak 10 minutes on account of the
late hour. He said he had just heard~
that the ntex county acts v~ere to te
a tacked, but he would say they were~
al sali an ood. He sai he hada
received a 1'tter from Mdr. Vance an
wouldsay:h thogh~t-. Vance a'
~o'd an oetmn but the s~ stem
was rongande:,ud nt anid snould
Cot .m. It wn n ow a stuntndous
fr~fir Hebrie' fly ued is tar if
Seao Til nan spo-e to the farm-.
ers i 'u~ in ' bbemile Wednesdhy,
delverng th.e iirs speech he ha~s
mei in the ma-e sinca the openin
of rsnt se'atori,.1 campaign.
declared tha~t the trotuiks it had been
nyei~-ved in were due not to the law
self, buit to its uawis_: adrnnstra
io.H edors.ed the taritif views of
muorMc~ari- and said tnal. Wi;e~
e isel was set a protec c'onist i
ti his Q"'e t ve is shzar H
th ent as t hiome, and told howl
when ecarsu to speak the clouzk
Ned Crook capa:.r.d.
Harod Mias geise, alas Harry Ken
dc a actoriouts cr-ok for v houn te;
L'.i . Y, or t - *oses , o of
v r.o Ow1"Ueua, N.Y a
fridsacqainc_ and str~nzers
syracuse .Y., s~t Jaiubt esctaped.
He was recently captured at Los Liaius
IN TO COURT AGAIN.
Another Impo-tant Mova in the Agricul
tur:] Hall Case.
It was stated Wednesday in Colum
bia that Mr W. H. Lyles, who repre
sents Mr. Wesley, the winner in the
famous agricultural hall case, bad
written to the United States marshol
far the district of Scuth Carolina de
mantling that he come to Columbia
and put him in possession of the
btilding and premises. It appears
that the marshal, upon receipt of the
demand, noti-d the State's attorneys
in the case. They at once began to
take steps to prevent interference with
me property until the determination
or the cse. It is said that on Tues
day night guards were kept at the,
building al ihut with instructions to
resist any atempt upon the part of
anyone to tao-e possession of the build
in. v ith force if Lecessarv.
Wedriesdav morning the attorney
cererai's cfiee had the folowing no
tice serv:d uoon the United States
marshal and upon Mr. Lyles, thus
putting a step to further proceedings
until the date named at least; by
agreement the hour named in the no
tice has been changed until 5 p. m.
Here is the notice:
United States of America, District of
South Carolins. Fourth Circuit.
In re Edward B. Wesley. pladntiif.
vs. J. E. Tindal and J. R. Boyles, de
ER parte Samuuel W. V ance, peti
To . H. Lyle:. attorney for E:-ard
B V slev and J. T. Hunter, U. S.
M r . h for the c strict of South
Y(Xr -eeb iar oic ta
the tndprned, as atorntvs for Ean
vel W. Vacce. petitioner in the above
stated case, and upon whose petition a
writ of error has been aHowed to the!
United States circuit court of appeals
for the fourth circuit, and a suxperced
ras bond approved by Judge C. H.
Simonton. circuit judge, will make a
motion before his honor, C. H. Sict
onton, United States circuit judge, at
Gr-eenville, S. C.. on Tuesday. the 10th
day of August A. D., 1897, at 11 o'clock
a. in.. or as soon thereafter as coun
sel can be heard, to stay the execution
in the case of E. B Wesley, plaintiff,1
vs. J. E. Tindal and J. R. Boyles,
defendants, pending the said
appeal to the circuit court of appeals.
the said motion to be heard on the pe
tition Icr writ of error, bond and all
other papers in the case.
S. W. Meiton,
Attorney for S. W. Vance, petitioner.
Wm. A. Barber,
Solicitor Thurmond Acquitted of the
CLarge of Murder.
The trial of Solicitor J. Wm. Thur
mond for the killing of Will Harris 1
on the 21th or March last, was begun
at Edgefield Tuesday, Aug. 3. About
an hour was consumed in selecting
the "y, which is composed of the
best men in the county. Ten witness
rs were examined in behalf of the
State, and 14 on behalf of the defense.
One witness. a drummer from Rich
mond, who failed t- arrive 'uesday
was examined on bshalf of the State
The State developed nothing new
from the testimony taken at the in
quest. The plea of the defendant was
self defense, and all the evidence for'
defense was in that line. The court
adjourned at 5.30 p. m. Tuesday at
the request of the attorney general.
A.s soon as court convened Wednes-!
day morning the arguments in the1
Thurmond case was cmmneracad. Gen.
Batlim opened for the Sta'.e. He was
followed by ex Gov. Sheppard. N. G
Erans and J. H. Tillman of Edgefie l
and Col Croft of Aiken, the attorneys
for the defense. The attorney gener
al closed for the State. All of the ar
guetnents were strong, elcquent and
logical. At the conclusion of the ar
guinents the court inquired of the jury1
if they desire d to proceed with the case
or watit until the mnorning. They re
sponded that they wouid prefera
postponement and the case was car
ried over until Thursday.
As soon as court miet Thursday
morning Judge Benet commenaced hi
c'iarge to the jury. He consumed
about an hour, and his charge was
generally pronouoced as one of the
ablest ever delivered at Edgefield.
The jury retired, and after remaining~
about forty minutes returned with a
verdict of not guilty. As soon as the[
verdict was announced Mr. Thurmond
received the congratulations of many
of his friends.
Three promiaent business men of
Pittsburg have been aarrested and.
bound over to the October term of
court charged wilha conspiracy tc de
fraud the National Loan and Invest
ment company of Detrot, onie of the c
1argest concer-ns of its kind in the
country'. Thet. cae promisei to bea
sensational o.e swin to the promi
nence of the aceua' c and tbe anmun
clained to iiave~ binsecured b- them,
which is said 10 be in~ the neigE bor
hostd of $:2uU 0 Thj e men cLaraid
vwith the fraud ae W. M. Bo .
ham, we-ll 5ro..u a ~ rtey: DL. L
W. Jou.s, a teler in the Pitts
burg B)anz of Savia-, and *Wm.
S. Omre, stre-y of the Calunni~1t
c~dCok c-,mp'-. A prominent i
E2sit end and real . stt dealer is also
said too be itupl atd but has not yet
cas?es the defendantKus of usitng the
ails in cevis.e e-me to defraud.I
hi- supp~ed *at I 'am aeted a
othr iacd 3cr.yg-sanid byCcon
ivr totetecme was in
dece''d o. ad.s e monev rin 'prop.
The see te i sad o ..&e Leen in o- i
Charl' D1i.z agd 4 .5, a fr-a
in te c... factor of Phiilip WAun
Kae S-collon, agt 3e ye ars, anti cco-n
'itte suicde. T'e woman was also
an emoloyee oif the pace, an un're
.nco sto n' I. Th forem'n par'i te
in his~' aetin w i no sLIcees.
Duir:3t the icc hour po. d'y De j
and theai.i~ v.oa wer set trekin to
ed'h cled *J o .iroo" ucar wher
Lw) pito shots were heard, and
-bnthe employees eute~red the room
Di)n'c was cying on the dlocr, with
mue revoir'e: ini his hancd. Miss i
Seullon was still alive, unconscious.
She was sent to the Penr sylvania
Hospital, where she died a few hours t
WEATHER AND CROPS
THE CONDITION CF THE STATE'S
The Qeneral Outlook-Weekly Ba1netin of
the Wea'her Enreau Issud Tuesday by
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the condition of the weather and
crop; r.f t;he State issued Tuesday by
State Ou:erver Bauer:
The .week exhibited temperatures
ranging slightly above the normal
every day, but over the extreme north
west portion the nights were cool for
the season-, with a minimum for the
State of 62 at Librrtv on July 2S 29.
The maximum, 102. occurred at
Hodges on July 26. The average for
the week was 81 while the normal is
auproximatelv 79.5. At most stations
the daily maxima ranged between SS
and Y , which, while it favored active
growth of vegetation, tended to dry
the ground very fast.
The entire rain for the week fell on
July 25 20, and in places the rainfall
was excessive, washing lands and
flcodinz bottoms, especially in Ander
son, Darlington and Greenwood.
Twenty-three places reported weekly
a easurements of less than 1 inch; 15
rf froze 1 to 2 inches; 4 from 2 to 3.
and 9 of over 3 inches with a maximum
-eekly amoint of 4.SS at Charleston.
The mean of these 51 measurements is
1.15 w.ile the State normal for the
-atme pari..d is apprcximately 1 54
The rMLi'al was fairly well distributed
and with limited exceptions was nutii
:ient for the needs of growing crops.
The sunshine was above the normal,
averaging about 77 per cnt. of the
pssible duration, and, following a
week of generally cloudy weather.
was highly benetcial.
There ccourred some local high
winds which slightly injured corn in
There appears to have been a quite
entrai improvement in crop condi
ions in South Carolina during the
past week, and the staple as well is
the mincr crops are exceedingly fine
)ver the western, the north central,
and the northeastern counties, and
:ver the greater portion of the remain
ler of the State. Thy exceptions are
that over portions of Oconee, Pickets,
Laurens,L nion and Spartan burg coun
ies more rain is needed, while in por
tion of Richland, Bamberg, Kershaw,
Bnmter, Darlington, Orangeburg and
Berkeley there has been an excess of
rain to the injury of crops, especially
:orn and cotton.
Laying by of the principal field
rops is nearing completion, and was
avored by the hot, dry weather that
prevailed during the greater.-part of
Old corn is maturing rapidly over,
theeastern portions of the State, where
Fodder pulling is now quite general.
Ihis portion of the corn crop variesI
in condition with the locality and the
oil and is not likely to be a full crop
Late corn continues promising, but
needs several more good "seasons" to
-eep it up to present conditions and
;o insure the heavy yield that now
teems likely. Corn is "firing" on
;andy land in Kershaw. Berkeley and
Some bottom-land corn was injured
early in the week by high winds, and
iver flowed streams in the central
:ounties; however. comparatively
small areas were saffcted.
Cotton continu-:s to fruit well and
:o shed comparatively little. A num
er of correspondents report this crop
mnusually fine and more heavily
ruited than is usual at this season.
I here were fewer reports this week
han last of rust, exct ssive shedding.
mnd "honey-dew," although these
iamaging conditions are still widely~
>revalenr, especially in sections w bere
here has been an excess of rain. Much
lrass was killed, and laying by made
-apid ad gance. There are reports of
he plant being smnall but well fruited,
nd others of the plant growing too
nuch to "weed" at the expense of tak
zr on fruit.
Bols are opening ranidly over the
:utheastern counties. Excessive rains
jured cotton in portions of Berkeley
Ld Darlinator, while in Spartanourg1
nd limited areas else where more raini
s needed. In places the plant has'
airred yelionv and stopped growing.
Na Islan~d cotton continues to put ont
'ruit and was greatly benelite:1 by the!
thundant sunshine of the latter por
.ion of the week.
The first bale of new cotton for this
ieason was shipped from Allendale,
arnwell county, on Aug. 2. In 1896
ive bales were maketed on ,>uly 23 29
a 1S95 the first bale on Aug. 20, and
n 1894 the first on Aug. 13.
Tobacco curing progressing ar4
tearing completioni; quality good.
J'uring up~ fine in Florece.~
1R -e headin an with thec excep'.ion
> limitd loalitie-s where daae b3y
erlars i" i extra. lie condition.
*riv r'e *wil '--oa rioca.~lywt~
toode str . L are c- c i p- v in
Turnip sori-e cantinues but in
:ace-s is awaitc rn.
Cane is rayv promimin.
Iiny a heavy' crop. Pastures alford
o g good gra~sg
Melons c~onti-:u ple. ifl
F'g ree bearig heavily ; late ap-1
.'. a good. yield; per not a heavy
:on, but of 'oed qualty.
Four pr.-or~s wer *uoceemd about2
''lokThr. a -" nag La air.ame
ve ln onI E.. I sa' *:t o'p..-itej
naris sra Cincinasti. TheI
rameo Ond w.as entirely consumed.I
he secod str.ANe f~ the dea
3en by a bath tub se u n nda
nehed f hestairnr Tue1a
en a wedmg t te ou::e the ncih
.ieve~ h~e usagter of 'he l-ndied
ras bride. Si! there is somie ot
ts to her identity. The celebranso
he wedding useu bsi sud cigaete
iry freely and it is suppose eiga-~
-ettes started the fire and. that .beer
~aused somnolence. Tae other peo
>e in the house escaped wita sLit,
A TERRIBLE PLUNGE.
Ar Electric Car Iushes Down a Steep in
chine In Cclumbla.
The Columbia R-ister se s Thurs
day night, -s an electric car cane un
the hill at Newman's on the Hya
Park line, the conductor and motor.
man lost control of the cir ard it
rushed back down the :,i. At this
particular spot the argue is very
heavy and coming from Hyah's there
is a big bill to climb. Tiis carul.ar
car was filed with p-:eple r o wre
returnirg from the musical entertain
ment at the Casino. As the car resei
ed the swic . ard w about to ps
in, the trolt'y came cif of the '"ire cc
something e-se wrorg with the ma
chicery happ ned. Tne car immed
ately began to go cown 1he hill rnot
wit betar d ing t ie etiorts of the morrtor
man and conductor to put on tn
brakes. The car was cro0dd wita
ladis end gerL emen and they wre
natur?: much alarmed as the ear
began to rush backward. There were
screams and cries as the car bean to
go down the hill, and passengers he
g an to jump off. A great many did
so, but others could not safely ro.e
the leap. The car went down t"e *m,
crossed the bridge and went up it f
other ioncine, when it sto pe(, t -
electricitV Let being oni. S
pasa r ers aboard reaiz i r w.
migh p'er, took bold of tb e
and :at the c:r from r i aobl
and -> ibly injuring those o baare
Foarl':stely t'he se w ho jape;;'d ee
ur~ii'jured and those y:i0raiw
abord .caped ^ :choe a rat Th
moli r0ma ^,iw.as Joh'u Ftilar- .i
so w -I known by ad of :he patrone
the riagd. Wen he car we go
d:)n' the3 hiil 1 ai r'ut o :
bra-s to H-1s l Iest stra , Fiit r
j:am d. In, dojpin so he brcke one of
Lis lees. The u cdent belus: reporte d
in tUs city, the poiiee stati's s
the vatrol wagon and ccr Fv- i l'?
ter to the hospital.
A passenger on the car s ates tat
the wire had broken and fal e- to the
ground and that the conductor not
knowing that, had actuall7 climbed
on the top of the csr to try to fix it.
Not being r ble to do so, he went fly
ing dawn the hill on the top of the
car, and had no opportunity to jump
unites he should meet irs.ant death.
The accident cauted a blockade of t.e
line and some people wat ed ba K to
the city rather than wait fur the nec
Esiary repairs to be made. It is quite
fortunate that nobody was hurt
amongst the passengers, and the mor
torman will have the sympathy of all
in his serious silliction. Had he re
mained on the car he would not have
been hurt, but he concluded not to
take any chances. It was an accident
which could not have been foreseen
or avoided, and it is one of the vg
few which the company has had since
MORE LIQUCR MONEY.
State Dispensary Pays in $15,000 as Pro
Tuesday the State dispensary paid
into the State treasury the $15,000
promised at the end of th month of
July. The payment was made on time
and it was hardly expected. This pay
ment makes $55,000 of the money due
the general fund of the State which
has been paid into the treasury in the
past two months under the adminis
tration of Commissioner Vance. WithI
this amount of money, according to
the statement mace by State Treasurer
Timmermnan a few days ago, the gen
eral expenses of the government wills
be carried for some time longer than
was exoected and the necessity for'
borrowing money to any extent may
be avoided. Commissioner Va'2ce
seemed to be quite proud of the ability
of the dispenary to pay in this money
Tim-re is a perfect hoide of uhiskey
drummers in Columbia anvatieg the.
action of the State boatd in the m'.aterI
of the purchases cf ligqaars. Tec ce::ne
from everywhere and are keeping the
hotel lobbies pretty ]ivelyv. Araong
them is MJr. Lanahan of the prominent
Baltimore house from w'hich so much
liquor has been purchased by the di
pensary authorities. It is expcted by
these drummers that at t i meeing
the usual heavy purchases of liquors
for the fall and winter trade ot th
dispensary will be made; heuce thei
It is just pass ble, howeverth
they vwili be badly disa po'cindi:
gesting of large orders. Comisie
Vance inrends to make a report to the
board~ 'a which~ he will ask the bocad
to s-.leCt the hou-ssabr a~
se~cure the p-ic- certhl fro~ v
coze ' e'a dirr tt -me
Lab: tu a-netmcAge
wo o ther etb se, n
av-a a a- Sd . ii tha'- . :lir i
.......a dit:-:ueri'moe a Gw '
eCts. I ths ja ' at.e -~i
adverse deiso ouldt ma w e Ils a -
onr. Vca c sai T mdit.f
th-siio rasa adejej da
tha: ta tgo, disces aan
waam Eui ~ Cir 0.aja . .:s
:eaaieapasr o ., aa
run, c~e fece th ;r :f peti
r:mria, panse stm -.o. m
te o. a~a' :,aftad u;; .adr x d
am ipped o tas cltyd D:' Ke55 e
voed seve yearso, w aca-d -
tainingh the huors . a
FOOLS ARE FAKED
RI3HT ALONG WITH THESAMEMOUL
Several dwirdler, Who Got .,000 From
New Orleans Saloon Man For Gold Bricks.
Cr ught := Gotham.
The niice have locked up at head
quarters two* men wanted in New Or
leans for swindling a wealthy saloon
keeper cut of 7,Gc ar.d also suspect
Ad of beicg members of a gang who
have operated extensively in South
American countries and the large
cities of this country. The prisoners are
I v n Antonio Magan, 55 years of age,
of 734 Dolnia street, New Orleans,
and Re elio Gaiiterrisz, 26 years old,
.ho also cones from New Orleans.
Both men are of Franco-Spanish or
Bosque type. com non in South Amer
c.an countries. They said that they
oth leit New Ocleans four days ago.
The swi' died saloon keeper is Pas
cal Lastlle. O. July 27, Magan
went to the saloon keeper and repre
sented himself as Ralph Diaz. He
stated that he and others were in the
m 'ploy of the Argentine government,
,:?nd at Beuaos Ayres. While
ioned tibey became possessed
>ft1) +)1 in goi bricks. Diaz dis
: ue of the bricks to Lastelle
to nave it analyzed and
ter cu~hl. Lastelle had the
fi d ar d vas told that the filings
mer ture. uaa. ed gold dust. The
next tr' Diaz called he had with him
ycune man suposed to be Guiter
rf z R youn man stated that the
cud-ee s his father. and tbat !or
o ti ge he had suffered with an
a Ec.ion c:f the heart. He had dis
played geeilis in his early accumulat
inc a rottae. He and his fathei did
r . t care to run any great risks and
anted an active man to share, for a
consideration, in his gold brick for
tunf. When his father disposed of
his inter-st in the gold bricks it was
his intention to go to Tampa for his
health. When Listelle was told he
could have a one-third share in the
gold bricks he parted with his $7,000.
He soon sound he had a lot of fake
gold bricks on his hands, and he no
tiied the Ne v Orleans police.
Oae o. tie men supposed to be a
memhr of the gang, died suddenly in
New Orleans of heart failure, supposed
to have, been superinduced by the
excitement attendant on this transac
tion with Lastelle. His name was
Jose Maria Mayano. The police of
this city were notified that the bag
gage of the gang who had departed
had been taken by the Pennsylvania
company. Two days later the police
were further informed that John Mar
.tinez, alias Gonzales, was supposed to
be leader of the gang, and that an un
known man had sent a postal card to
Ivan Antonio Magan in New York.
The police kept a watch on the post
office and when Magan called for his
postal card he was shaddowed to a
house on Lexington avenue. Soon
he ca. k with a young man, swar
thy o Spanish origin. The de
tectives foliowved the pair and placed
them under arrest. On Magan's per
son was $247. a draft on a London
bank for -;10, and a first class pass
age on the American liner St. Paul,
which sails tomorrow. On the young
man was found $104 an ingot of pure
gold about an ounce in weight, dia
mond jswelry and a package of fake
disaonds. Both men were locked up.
T wo trunks belonging to the men
were found at the house which con
tained a complete outfit for the gold
brick s windle. Magan, when. ques
tioned, admitted that he knew May
no, who dropped dead in New Or
ieanis. He said Mayno had owed him
$3.50)0 but paid the money before he
died. The police of New Orleans have
be notified of the arrest. The pris
oniers were ar-raigned in a police court
Srntts was Savage.
A speccial to The State says quite a
sensation was created for a few min
aute ncedn t ree Tuesday when it was
anoe upon the streets that Dis
neixser Stutts had fired two or three
histcl shots at Peter Matthews, his
brothe rin-la and former clerk at the
dspe'asy. The daily papers of the
Stat welied some time ago that
ther-e was ashortage in the Kingstree
disensry of abut $675. It seems
th. at iye.ser m'utts made it good, or
e 'aims to have paid up all shortage to
Au. I. as e thiought, but upon clos
er investipation Tuesday he found that
Lie hiad be counting his stock of li
gaars by the case, and upon opening
acTesa he found several cases
erpy .ethey were sealed up, but
'uon opening the cases he failed to
*a .y " riginal packages." Mr.
ma hrepon got into a
S dmud not control himself,
aawt to see Peter Matthews
sot it, and he failed to
him anyv satisfaction, whereupon
r. Stu s dre. es already stated.
me '.ak Mr. Stutts just shot to
care i a, asiie did not hit him,
rnhe o-j sa me could have done
- i. Peter Matthe 's is a
* ?) :a. Hie stayed in the dis
r-onlthis and claims to have
v14 Jle whiskey on credit, but
u .Wa stin kshe has credited out
Ce hota'e of 000J which he has had
:omk g.od. Thiis seems to be a
erunic'ucse dispensary, as it has
be e rea~iseveral times since it has
brea i asiecC, and I suppose if the
trt wsknw that this very whis
ke hti short was stolen during
oeoft e robberies and Mr. Stutts
0.s jan :i::ing it out. It seems to
e -, yon white
-.y s caught on
~*e outhern rail
p . a Greenville oy
ijared. internally so
a el1'o hours later. It is a
eme it as suicide or ac
S ieywas unhappily mar
rie ad ad eit s wife. He came
to - Grev ie fromn Piedmont, his
homea weaago. Since leaving his
3:i^ h a bee .wrtaless and became
a 1ode :ao tram. ILe told a woman
it cit yest day that he would
kI ie rahe than return to his
....:.- =s cauht by the pilot and
cliedfoliwa oads uder the engine
bL ore thtair was stopped. He was
ezieless a:: ae to the attending
:m-ieas,52. ould make no reve
laica a o whethe he threw himself
u::erth ta ci was caught on the
tre-.e. iscoroner's jury could not
2:v atadelie conclusion. It is
uosecd that he w-as utterly reckless
o'account of family troubles and de
iced to end his misery by throwing