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Vil VIT MANNJNGE. S. C., WEI)NL S)A. M Y 2v ,19. O 4
THE LIQUCR QJESTION IN ThE
STATE CONVE N' ION
ovo t'on %o r date Nan.b:r t r Cam
Ia'guWt t rg= Vo'ed D. wa -Twa Var
Measures Unsvelotay Adp:-d-Col.
Wille Jo e Made . t - Chat:man
The Demccratic S:ate Convention
was called to order by State Chairman
Tompkics at 12 o'clock on Wednesdey
in the Hall of the H.use of Rtpresen
The Columbia Stat3 says the con
vention was ore o' the mest represen
tative bodies of men that has gathered
in this city in a cccaee. Perfect hsr
moy and gecd feel.ng prrvaihd and
there were r o dizc:rdant elements.
The conventie n was com posed for the
most part of Fome of the most zrmi
nent and able men cf both factions.
Many remarkez upon the charsc:er of
Among thcse who were on band as
delegates might be named ex Lieuten
ant Governor Mauldin. Litutenant
Governor McSmeney, Ex Congress
man George Johnsun , State Senators
Henderson, McCalla, Sloan, Mower,
Aldrich and Mayfield, Gen. R. R.
Hemphill, "Layman" McWbite, Mr.
Garris, Speaker G.>ry of the hcu-e of
representat.ves, Sohci-ors Ballinger,
Henry and Jervey, R-resentatives
Bacot and P.tton, W!1. Mike Broxr,
ex Governor Sheppard, Col. NV. A.
Neal and many otters. The daily
press was also represented among the
delegates-Elitor Garlington cf the
Spartanburg Herald, Mr. F. H. Mc
Master of the Charleston Post, Mr. J.
H. Marshall, city editor of the Cnar
leston News and Courier, and Mr.
Hartwell M. Ayer being delegates.
Taken all in all the convention was
remarkable for its personnel, the good
feeling manifestt d by all, and the
business like method in which it did
its work. Several of the United S;ates
army cficers who had been elected
delegates prior to the call to arms at
tended, but took no part in the pro
ceedings. Senator MeCilla, of Abbe
ville, was elected temporary chairman
and Messrs. R. L. McCawn and 0. R.
Lowman were elected seec:etaries.
Mr. Welborn moved that inasmuch
as there was a contest from one coun
ty, a committee on credentials be ap
Mr. McWhiie suggested that the
committee consider only the cases of
The roll of counties was then called
and each county recommended its
member of the committee. TLie comn
mittee was made up as follows:
Abbeville-John R. Blake.
Anderson-J. W. Ashley.
Aiken-M. B. Woodward.
Beaufort-W. C. Vincent.
Barnwell-W. A. All, Sr.
Berkeley-T. W. Williams.
Bamberg-J. B. Black.
Charleston-H. L. P. Bolger.
Chester-J. K. Henry.
Cesterfield-R A. Rivers.
Cherokee-T. B. Butter.
Colleton-H. W. Ackerman.
Dorchaster Walter lldertoa.
Edgefield-J. H. Tilman.
Fairfield J. E. McDonald.
Fierence-D. H. Trax!er.
Greenwcod-H. J. Kinard.
Greenville- J. A. McCullough.
Horry-J. A. McDermott.
Kersasw-J. W. Flo) d.
Laures-J. H. Wbarton.e
Lancaster-J. N. Estridt~e.J
Lexington-D. F. Etird.
Lee-R. E. Carnes. [
Marion-J. D. Montgomery. i
Mariboro-T'. L BR.gers.i
Newberry-W. C. Siigh.
Oconee-E L. Eerndon.
Orangeburg- J. H. Claffy.
Pickens-W. W. J Brignt.
R.ciland-John. T. Sloan.
Spartanburg-S. T. B Lancaster.
Sumter-R. J. Brownlee.
Saluda-R. J. Faller.
Union-U. H. Peake.
Williamsburg-B B. Ciiandhr.
York-J. C. Wi~hcrn.
The convention the n took a recess
for 15 minutes to allow the committee
the opportunity to report on the con
test trom Darlington.
Mr. N. H. Stanseli was eleted ser
geant at-arms of the convention.
It being evident that the committee
- could not get through in the time al-t
lowed, at 1:45 p. m. a recess until 3
o'clock was taken.
At 3:20 p. m. the convention was
*agaim called to order and Solicitori
Henry submitted the report of the comr 1
mittee on credendials. Tne commit
tee decided the contest over the Dar
lington delegation by reccmmnending
-that neither of the delegations be ad
mitted to the convention. The com
mitWt e decided thus because it consid<
1 ered that both the delegations had -
been irregularly elected. The report
also recommended the reorganizion]
of the Democratic party in Darling-t
There was a motion to adopt the re
port. A member of one of the con
testing delegations wamned ti.e r eport
tabled, butte was ruled out of or der.
The committee's report was adopted.
Oa motion the temporal y organiz I
lion 'was made perma.eint.
Chairman Mc~alla on calling the
convention to order made a orief ad
dress, the reception of whicn w as in
dicative. Hie said that there was Out
one impopcrtant quesuon bcfore the peo
ple of douur -aroliua in the emizg
election-tne qrestion o-f handling
the liquor probiem.- The people were
divded over this matter i'e was sorry
to see. This conveiorn :,neuld not
by any act pievent sny w.ite man
frm parucipating in the primary.
He believea in the un derling prinici
ple of the primary syst::m wmca was
that all grievan~ces of the wnite peo
ple of the S ate be settled t herein.
Cheers ) Tne chairman also cau
tionea the con~venuoen against tsking
any action in behalf of any cf the
candidates for cfllca. All should go
into th e primary ar.d stand or fall on
their own merits, lie closed by de
claring the conventien ready for busi
'Ine convention then proceeded to
elect o1.e vice presiden: from each con
gressional distiit, the election result
ing as follows, each being u:.animous:
First-Jos. W. Barnwell.
Sscond-D. S. ?endersoni.
Third-Josh W. Ashley.
Fourth-Mt. L Donalesmn.
Fifth-Wmr. Jefferi s.
Severth-D. F. En;d.
Mr. Tazmm movo c tnait tre conLven
ion ptoze o the scion of a comn
mntee on p-:ai orm and resolutions
This wasagreed to an amendment be
iitte on constitution and by laws
in be chosen. These committees
7ere nade up as follows:
PLATFOR3! AND RES3LUTIONS.
Abbeville-R. R Hemphill
Atderson-J. B. Watson.
A-krr-G W. Thoro.
Beaufort-T. F Wtlsh.
B',mberz-S G. May fild.
B trn well-R abt. Aldrich.
Berkeley-S J. McCoy.
OCarleston-J. E Murray.
Cherokce-E. A Trefc tt.
Chester-W. A Barber.
Chesterfield-E. J. Kennedy.
Colleton-H. W. Ackerman.
Dorchester-T. W. Stanlard.
Elgefield-L J. Williams
Fairfield-T. W. Traylor.
Florence-J. W. McCown.
Greenwood-J. D. Parks.
Hampton-M. B. McSweeney.
Horry-J. M. Stalvey.
Korshaw-C. L Winkler.
Lancaster-W. S. L. Porter.
Laxington-E L Asbill.
Laurens-R C. Davis.
Lee-W. A. James, Jr.
Marion-J. L. Sellers.
Marlboro-H. i. Stackhouse.
Newberry-J. A Sligh.
Orangeburg-W. S. Bartnn.
O:anee-J H BArnett.
Pickezs-W. W. T. Bright
Richland-T. J Lip c mb.
Saaranbu-g-R A. Lumcuater.
Sumter--J C. Seegers.
S4luda-M. C. Caughman.
Williamsburg-J. S. Sturkey.
Unicn-J. T. Gantt.
York--A. P. McGill.
CONSTITTTION AND BY L.WS.
Abbeville-Frank B Gary.
Anderson-W. A. Neal.
AIker-D. S. Henderson.
Beaurort-W. A. L'ckwood.
Bimberg-H. H. Crum.
Birnwell-A. H. Patterson.
Berkeley-S. J. McCoy.
Cbarleston-T. W. Bicot.
Cnerokee-C. W. Whisonant.
Caezter-J. R Reid.
Czesterfeld-J U. Stricklan(.
Clarendon-S R Cole
Colleton-A. S. Bdon.
Dorchester-D. H. Behre.
Eigeald-M. P. Well.
Fah field-T. a. Kitchens.
Florence-B. B. McWhite.
Greenwood-J. M. Gaincs.
Greenville-W. L. Maildin.
Hampton-W. H. Mauldin.
Kershaw-J. W. Floyd.
Lexington-D. F. Efird.
Lancaster-W. B. Bruce.
L-urens-L. W. Simpkins.
Lee-D. G. McLeod.
Marion-W. A. Brown.
Marlbmro-L J. Breeden.
Newberry-G. S. Mower.
O:angebrg-B. H. Moss.
Occnee-J. R. Earle.
Pickens-W. T. Bowen.
Richland-H. C. Patton.
Spartanburg-J. C. Garlington.
Williamsburg-W. R. Folk.
Union-C. H. Peake.
Tne following was offered by Col.
tabert Aldrich, which be read him
elf, from the press stand, concluding
Be it resolved by the Democratic
arty of South Carolina in convention
I. That we renew our ftalty to the
)eamocratic party or the United States,
.nd again endorse its principles as
nunciaed in tie Chicago platforra e f
S8, ax~d declara ane w our unab.ated
.on tiden~ce in its peerless leada -Wn.
II. Tnat we view with pride and
atisfaction the Democratic adminis
ration of our State government for
he present term, and confer upon it
he well done of an approving con
Ill. "That we pledge the Democratic
~arty to a continued support of the
tispenssry law, as the best solution of
he liquor question and call upon all
.vers of temperance and good order
o bold up the hands of our public
ervants in their effort.s to administer
t in the interest of morality, good
:enduct and prosperity.
IV. That we pledge ths State of
south Carolina to a loyal support of
he government of the United States
n the present war with Spain, and as
ure our fellow countrymen through
>ut the Union, that the spirit which
Limated our forefathers in the olden
ime, still lives in the heart and mida
> their des::endants.
V. That we bid our gallant soldiers
sho have taken up arms in defense of
he country God-speed, and promise
hat in the hardships they undergo
md the sacrifices they may make that
t home they will not be forgotten.
Aiter the intrcd-action of a number
>f resolutions, which were referred
o the appropriate committees, the
xmvention took a receess until half
>ast eight o'clcck.
At the night session, on motion of
dr. Tatumn, the convention went into
he election of the State executive
:ommittee, it resulting as follows:
Aiken-W. W. Williams.
Anderson-W. A. Neal.
A bbeville- A W. Jones.
Bainberg-S. G. Mayfield.
Bjrnweul-G. D. Beilinger.
Berkeley-S. J. McCoy.
Colleton-A. E Williams.
Chiarleson-P. H Gadsden.
Cherokee-E A. Trescot.
CIhester-T. J. Cunningham.
Chesterfield-B. J. R cdf earn.
Dorcuestei-T. W. Stanland.
D~iington - - -.
Edgenield-L J. Williams.
F4irfied-T. H. Kitchens.
Fiorence-D. H. Traxler.
Georgetown - - ---
Greeenville-M. L. Donaldson.
Greenwcod-J. 0. Max well. -
H ampton-M. B. McSweeney.
Hiarry- J. A. McDcrmott.
Kershaw-C. L. Winkler.
Lancaster-W. G. A Porter.
Lre-W. A. James, Jr.
L'xington-D. J. Griffith.
Laurens-N. B. DiaL
Marion-J. D. Montgomery.
Marlborc-W. D. Evans.
Ne wberry-Cole S. Blease.
Orangeburrg-O RC Lawman.
Oconeee-J J. Keith.
Pickens-T. C. Robinson.
Spartanburg-N. L Bannett.
Saluida-B. L. Caughman.
Snrnte~--R D. Lee.
U mon--C. H. Peak.
Williamsburg- J. HI. Black well.
York--D). E. Finley.
As a tribute to the brave soldiers
acw enlistiL'g, the committee reported
the following cffered by Mr. Patton of
R esolved. That the constitution be
'The State executive c3mmittee is
directed to provide suitable rules to
afford an opportunity to such of the
volunteer troops of the State as shall
be mustered into the service of the
United States in the present war with
Srain, to vote in the approaching
State and county primary elections
while they are within the Unit
ed States, although they may be
absent from the polls, anythirg in
this constitutioa to the contrary not
withstar,ding; and such troops shall
be permitted'to vote under such rules
if they are otherwise qualified; pro
vided that the rEquirements as to
length of residence do not apply to
sucn votes as would have been qiali
ded had they remained at their place
of residence at the tim cf their en
Adjatant General Watts secorzded
the motion to adopt this report. Arter
some discujsion the resolution was
adopted almost unanimously, only
three members voting against it.
Unfavorable reports were made on
Mr. Blease's campaign meeting reso
lution looking to meetings in only
the judicial circuits.
Mr. Williams' resolution on same
subject as to mceingz in congr.ssion
al oistricts only.
Senator Headersmn said that the
committee had so reported on these
resolutions because they considered
that this would be I utting in the en
tering wedge to destroy the prim:nry
system in this Stale.
The report was adopted and the
resolutions were rejecttd.
The following resolution weu alpt
ed af ter much aiscussion.
R ,olved, that article V. of the can
sticution beamen-ed as f:llovs: Strike
cu', in line3 three and lour, tac void:
"voters as shown by poll lists made a.
first preceeding primar; elec ima i a'w
election year" and substi:u'e tte word.
"membors," so that the sentenze wi1
read: 'Coanty Democratic couven io:b
shall be composed of delegates etect
ed by the several locil cluos, o.e del
egate for every 25 members and one
delegate for a maj )rity fracti on there
For the resolutioas of Col. Aldrich
and Mr. Blease on Platform, the com
mittee presented a substitute, which
was the set of resolutions offered b;
Cal. Aldrich, as published above, the
only change being the substituion o!
the following for paragraph two:
"That we endorse the policies of the
Democratic party of South Carolina
and reaffirm cur allegiance to those
principles as enunciated in our previ
The original clause endorsed the
present State administration. It is
The following minority report on
the dispensary seection was presented
by Mr. Sellers:
We, the undersigned members of
the committee on platform and raso
lutions, beg to dissent from the decis
ion of tne majority of said committee
as to that part of their report which
pledges the Democratic party toa sup
port of the dispensary law as the best
solution of the liquor question, b.
lieving that the whole question
should be and will be decided by the
people in the caming primary and
this convention has no right to fore
stall the action of the people.
W. St. Julien Jervey,
John C. Sellers,
1.T J. Lipscomb,
J. P. Park,
Eliward A. Tresrot,
Rh ibert C. Davis,
J. E Murray.
After con:,iderable dicussion the
:-iionty report was voted down by a
vote .' 6 to 131. The majority report
endorsir., the dispensary was tnen
Tne r.sual reolutionsof thanks were
At midnight the convention ad
journ sd sine die,
At a subsEquer~t meeting of the ex
ecutive commuttee the folo wing ce fl
crs were elected:
State Chairman- Wilie Jornes.
Secretary-U. X. Gunter.
On the first baliot Col. D. H. Tomp
kins received 9 votes for State chair
man, Col. Wilie Jones 16 and W. D.
Evans 14. On the fourth ballot Col.
Jones got 22 votes and Mr. Evrans 17,
the former Deing elected.
On the second ballot Col. Tompkins
received four votes; on the thirdl bal
lot the vote was 19 to 19, with one
A SAD ACCIDENT.
A Young Lad Kied by a Ennzaway
As the result of the runa w'ay of a
gentle family pony Wednesday even
ing at about S o'clock, Frank Card
well, a boy of about 14 years of age, is
dead, and Mrs. Frank Laidy is lying
severely hurt at her home on Main
street. The story of the accident is as
foll ws: Mr. Frank Leidy, foreman
of The Register composing room, de
cided to mnake his wife a present of a
pony, one that appeared desirable in
every respect was offered to him, and
Wednesday evening Mrs. Leidy and
the young boy, Frank Card well, were
out trying the animnal. It had been
recommended as parfectly gentle and
no lears were entertained, but that
the drive would be pleasant and safe.
The couple were driving do wn Sum
tr street, when tae pony--a very
small one--became frightened and
dashed dowen the street. When near
ne Trinity Church rectory the buggy
was aashed against a tree and the cc
cupants nurled violently to the ground
Tne crash was heard by Dr. E vans an~d
family, who harried to the succor ol
the woundd people. Tne bay was
found to be fatally wounded, while
Mrs. Leidy was hurt severely tu: not
Mexico Ouir Friend.
President Duz of Mexico his writ
ten Governor Culberson of Texas that
he has ordered Mexican troops on the
border to render asshtance and pro
tect citizens on the Texas side if c.s.11ed
on. He says he has sent additional
troops to the border, with ordsr to co
operate with the United States troops
in preventing depredations on Texas
soil, and has instructedi ti~eau to ask
the co operation of Uaitedt States
troops, if nccessary.
G3irg to Iliht Dew y.
A dispatch from Gibralt r sas thte
first-class battleship Pelayo, tae ar
mored cruiseis Enperador, Carlos V,
Afonso XLII. Vateoria and (jiralda,
the auxilkary cruiseis Rapido, lfons.
XI, Buenos Ayres and An~onia La
pex and three torpedo boats, now at
Cadiz, are ready for sea. They are,
expected to sail for the Philippinesj
before the end of this month wna 11,
SAN JUAN B0MBARI)ED.
AN EYE WITNESS GIVES AN INTER
Par t , f Nor; o Castle Knr cked Into m~tb
#rers and 0;her Forts Damaged sad
Mieuc d--Two cf Oar Ebips suit dned
Tr!vi i Irjuri P.,
The following details of the bom
bardment of San Juan by Admiral
Sampson's squadron has been brought
LO Key West, Fla., by a dispatch boat.
Esrly in the morning of May 12,
Rear Admiral Sampson's ships ap
proached San Juan, the American
D3nsul at Cape Haitien having in
formed the admiral of areport that
thirteen Spanish warzhips had been
sent heading for Porto Rico.
Toe City c f San Juan is situated in
a long narrow pccket. A tongue of
highland separates it from the cccean.
The entrance of the hsrb:-r is easily
defended, and the same cnr te said
of the hesdlands of lofty Cab-as Is
land, which lies in the throat of the
passage. These headlands have been
fortified by the Spaniards, but they
did not prove in any way dangerous
to our warships. San Jasn is on the
ccean side ot the bay and in the
rear of the town rise high bills. To
reach the city ships nust pass the
Korro Castle fortifications and the
battery ot San Carlos, situated on a
promontory at the Eist entrance of
the harbor. Beside, th-y must pass
thp Canuelo battery, on Cabras Island.
The attack on the forts was planned
so that our warships c~uid be in a
oosition to meet the Spanish vesse's
should they emerge from the hi'bor.
ORDER OF ATTACK
Admiral Sampson's oraer of attack
direted the Detroit and Wamputuck
to tro ie ahead and continue sounding
waile the fleet was near the shore.
Tne line of oattle was as folloxvs: The
Iowa, .digshij), ILdiana, NewYork,
Ampnlurite ana Terror. The Mont
gomery was directed to remain in the
rear of the column, stoppiag outside
of the fire from Morro and on the
lookout for torpedo to At destroyers.
If Fort Canuelo fired, she was to sii
There were tvo objects of attack,
the batteries on the Marro and the
Spanish fleet, the principal point be
ing to destroy the ships. A sharp
watch was to be kept for torpedo boat
Although it was kno wn at S:n Ja 3n
that the American fleet was near, Me
Spaniards apparently kept no look out.
The soldiers in the forts and the peo
pie in the town were fast asleen wnen
our warships approached.
The plan of the admiral was tho:
oughly carried ouL
-A TREMENDOUS FIRE
Tne fleet steamed into the harbar
and opened a tremendous fire on the
fortifications. Three times the war
ships made the circuit outlined in the
fLifial plan. The forts withstocd ne
first round, but the Montgomery, irom
her station near Fort Canuelo on
Cabras Island, wrcuzht complete de
struction. With glasses, the officers
of the Montgomery could s.e the cc
cupants of the fort jamping over the
walJs and running away.
Tae Detroit, wmich went nearest to I
the Morro, had to traia her guns at a
high angle. Her shots, directed at the
North side of the Morro, cit deep fur
rows in the face of the fortifications.
Tt e I .wa, leading the fleet, deli'nredj
her deadly missiles- with great ucecuracy
upon Morro's northern wmils.
The rest of the &et fired in ord:r
first on Morro an.1 then on San Car
los, according to position.
On the second round the Spanish
gunners were thoroughly awakefled
and stood by theL'-guns oravely, keep
sg up a furious but aimless fire.
Fr2m their 'orm foundation and high
elevation vnhey had a splendid oppor
tunity to cripple our fleet, but the
panish a. nuers seemed to fire regard
?ess cf atn and asif oly desirous of
emptying their magazines.
k'rom the Associated Press dispatch~
boat we could see the American snelisi
fall among the f orts and among the'
troops of the garrison, raising cloudsI
of dust and causing fires to break out.
it was hopsd the Spanish fleet would
emerge from the harbor as soon as tne
firing began, and a feeling of deep
aisppointment spread through the
fleet when the lookouts reported the
harbor was clear.
THE TERRIBLE TERROR
At the end of tne third round the
monitor Terror failed to understand
the order to withdraw and engaged
Morro Castle alone for half an flour.
As seen from the dispatch boat of the
Asscciat.d Press, wmich occupied a
grandstand position, the sq-sattny little
monitor, in tackling the towering fort,
making a magnificent display of dar
ing. The Terror moveid in as if in.
tending to ram the forts, and tne Span
ish gunners evidently became greatly
excied at her behavior, for they tired
rapidqy and without aim. Tne ferror
was not touched.
The scene was intensely interesting,
but it was not so exc.ting as had been
expected. The Spianish aim was so
astoundingly Dad that absolutely no
anxiety was felt for oar snips. Ia
fact, when the Spanish forts fired v.'l
less which hi:1 them in smoke, I01-,
1i wed a few seconds later by tae gay
ser lke spouting and splashing not
aanerously near the Terror, derisive
cheers went up from the colored cre .v
of the dispatcn boat standang in her
ow. Tne neavy swells somewhat af
fected the aim off tue gunners of the
'error, for some of fer she-ls struck
the sea in front of the forts. Finally
the Terror seemingly grew tired, and1
withdre w, firing as sne steamed a way. 1
Then the Spamiards becamne almost
frantc with excitement and blazed
away at the monitor until she was;
long out off range.
1DAMAGE TO THE SHIPS.
Osi boaru tae Iowa a boat was struck I
and caught fire, an exhaust pipe was
dented, tue bridge railing was shatnter
id, and three men were slightly
wouded. All this was done uy tue
soitary shell which struck the lo a a.1
Oa?e shell exploded on the NewI
York, whick killed a man, wounded
four others, and shattered t so searca
ligns, spitered a cutter, tore tnreej
n les in a ventilator and broke at
sial davit arm. Pieces of this snellI
were gathered up for souvenirs, but
i ere were not e1.o2gh to go around.
n'c New Yor.4 was nit only oce. 1
0: tne New York's four wournded
mEnC caly tv.o were seriousi3 enooghL
nu to call for their trn ge to tne1
csitai ship Solace, wme subs g.ent
ly jined the fleet.
rae New York fired 250) shots, it is '
said, during the bombardment. Tne1
ca ble ouerator- at San Juan cabled to
the operator at St. Thomas, early on.
hat vicrrous b~mo.rd=-_ent Of the
apital of Porto R'co was in progress,
dding that he was Coing to take the
o It is cnsidered probable that C
nost of the inhabitants of the place
oliowcd his example and led from
he city soon af ler they were awaken
d by the Io a first broadside.
Tne only war vessel of a foreign
>ower at San Jaan durir.o the born
)ardment was the small Fierch crais
r Rgault de GeLouilly. S-e had
ier rigging cut by pieces o. shell.
i!ter the bomba-dment tne Frencu I
nan left for twe island of S:. Tuomes,
vhere I e: captain toLi Captain _-C :
rerse of the Montgoinzry that aco
imerican operations were entirely
ustidable. It is understodj, ho vev- ,
r, tua'. the Fr~ech Qiers in caavcr
ation with ther peple, cri:.iczd the
visdom of the ram nrdnent.
A BIG CROP OF BLIND TIGERS. )
' even H ea I CArght by t1:e ocnistbbLes ad
Uolumb4 FeUlicI E
Consisb'e M.oreheal, assisted by d
,onstables Cooi2y and Perry and tte
aolumnoia police, s.voopel d.Yn on
he blind tig-rs Tnursday moning
vith terriac e0t.
As a resait of the raids wrrants
were is ued Friday mo:niag before
he magistraws a<iast the following
:rop of aet s. Riched Saanich
;on and R~cbard MtiPaerson, Jce
2uick, Heary Waiker, W. E. Miller,
W. C, Alte?, D. M. Ghz', J. Sellers,
Pter K raft, Ben D.vid and H iary L
McPnerson aad nichson werc
:harged withselli 1:gaor onth::ir 0
>remises at 1433 a;setnoly sret..
hey waintd prelimnaary before a
nazistrate and gave tand in the sul
y $200 etch fcr theic appearance at
ria at the cx.t t-rn U, L= Cau:y
G z: and Sles rd a net little '
.iger tiown at n;ir place at 745 Gr
nais streei;. Tney ihad rigged up a
rap dor urAder teir btd, and with
:ae assistance o' cur:aius, candles,I.
ixzures, i.e, e.c., wcre d:oing business
.n what ta:y caaa r.c i seClusiveJ,
nanier. 6eilers L.w skipptd, but
11aze wiived preiiHiZ .r; ?nu gave
0.1 Jumpers premi.s were found J
;wo h.lf pints of Lqtur, basides other
Widence of seilla-. U! W.ted pre- i
tirninary b fare Magisrate Ciarkson ,
mnd gave a $20U bancL
Notning was founai a' Alte's place
Dut the olliers have evidence of his V
elling and have issued a warrantla
gainst him. He is not in the city.
M1e others have gone before Magis 3
rate Clarkson. 3
This vigorous campaign against the
gers was secretty pianne.i and it
ame i2 the nature of a comp lete sur
Drise to them. It is stated on good '
tumnority that it is Lhe intention of C
.ne administration to proceed against e
he violators in every city and to ;n
n the state jAt as was done hera and
antil they are all wip:d out.-Colu m- s
ALIL CBJiCTiQN rtiM /EU.
ent sr Fo:.e: F..vars tL e ,:;urn o; t-e
Confe!e:atz FiZ. s
"I think it ;vuld be a good thing au
his time to return tne Confececate
)attle- tgs if our brethren in the
uu:.h wa.nt theS acz," sain Senator
B'oraker. Lais ca.fi.r coming irom
3enator lar.gier, has the greatest sig
aiticance, for to this da y tne countryk
bias i.O .torgotten the fLimous messag e.
b~e sent in 18a7, waile governor of
D.11o, to Cdait:,in Erski no Carson, of
dilsogro: --N> re~d Jet .lg snail n
returned whd::~ I ain governor."
Tains was at tac ull;m rasient Cleve
land issuied nits order to tn:: then Ad
jutant Gen al Dram, of the army',
lirecting tIne return. Askd wnat ne
thougat of the propositiona to r turn
:he fisgs, a proposition iiaving, in LfmSd
lay oi 1rate.rnai ietileg whea ?ormer
1ederal solaiers and ex-Ganfedorates j
r astant i~g snoa.d.:r to saouluer and a
lading the arauies of tue Uniited e
Statee, much sentiment in ts favor,
and or the sugg estion tha tuL returnd
De made at tue G3rand Army enca.ng
ment in (incinnati, nec. temnb;;r,c
Senator Foraker said:
"T'ne return o; tne flags, in my
judgment, is a matter .tna-. depends
Luen upon the propriety attenning
the retuin and who d ies it. The cir- a
:umnstauces are very catfereat now
from wnat Lue'; were wfnes Mr. Cleve
and proposedi to return the:n. I
mst say tnat I have not herd muchC
tiscussion o: the ubjecs, Out ? mnos:
:ertainly ?aave no bj::cuon. In f act,
[ thina it would be a good thing :.o
pre them ai oaca.
A DER E:..ICI io NK .
L M'p::s16h Tsick i1J~e area by th Urutrer p
The United States cruiser Wilming
on, waen a bout 35 miles east of Ha- h
rana Wednesday, .tred four sheils n
nto a Spanish trap, in the shape of a G
lerelict, sinning is and ihus doing t
wiay with anotner pieca o. Spanisu te
reacuery. T1he comlaander of the as
Wiladanxton had been waLnsd by dis s:
~atun boats taat somne daingerous fi
,vreeitage was difting aout tue spot li
neumione and tne cruiser eteamned in U
hat Linr~:coa to inv,:s-.igate the re- v
An old lSoxnish schooner, with her 0
feck boade.. t'o tn~e riiis wi~h rus~y iron h
:ar wheels, etc., closely packed to- n
fether, was I oand floating in tne track p,
t t-.rpedo boats and cispatch boats.
Cnae iron iadn scaooner ha~d evident
y been sent out of Uavana harbor in
,ne hope that a tope:: ioo.t or s:nali e
:raft of tae biokasaing fr.:e would i.
:rash into it and be so damaged as totT
iause her to sink. J
As wires were neficei arm-ud the jn
ron ra:l; ten the Schooner Uoa:naader
Codd be i:vAd the Spaniah trap might lb
dso contan expl-siver, and tnerefore, a
sying tAf .'. consid i disa:c:from ei
Kr, Ius gu as pro spily sent :.ir to ;he c
Senor Ea igA (e Capris, Go~-rsror~i
Satiago de Cuba, is quao:ed as say-I
ng: "Spain has~ )00,* U egular troops
tnd volunteers in Cubo, andt we lgt
)f our sril. Ths of us -sho are from
'pain are aClimated, snd e are en r
renched. Therefre, cne of us i
qual to mvo invaes-c se, to three be
nyaders. W-eh ar Am-'r~cr'ooe, "'
o assail us with ICOUU u ren Smea
epor's say 15~0.0m n, m d raw
ev s. We ir.a .. iimes that 8
umber toic c-ur :Is it th1eiry.
.trw:. uegrs.te t uu't te ut
reat:r the glory. LA t us kep our T
earts elev.--edi by pat:-io~ismn and r
houghts of our wron. s. Oar flag has
>een caled the 'Golden and B3oody 01
h'ag of Spain.' In our hands, may it C.:
A TERRIBLE TORNADO
:ATH AND F UIN WROUGHT IN FOR
TIONS OF T HREE STATES.
wo, 1111ro!s and Witcomeij--A score or
3o:e People Kllied and Many O.hezs
Wounded - G:ejit Davast ation Mrka the
Path o ::he S;orm.
Forty two Dersons are known to
ive 1 1st their lives and 28 others are
p )r.- deaa as the result of the tor
waicai devastated portions of
sterL loa, western Illinois and
n-rhera Wisconsin Wednesday night
he property loss is very large. Io wa
sacs tie ist viih 18 fatalities. They
e as follo ws:
Near Riggs Jaiction-M. Hines,
aggie Maloney, James Maloney,R ose
:aloney. Mary Call.
Near DeImar-OJa aliso:, Pat
.aynes, Sauren CiemEnson, two cail
ren of Frarcis Allison,a. D. Hlder,
Near Preston-Charles Flora, Mrs.
ora, two Flora children.
3Near Qiigley-Wm. OHera, chiid
Fourteen deaths are reported in ILli
ois as follows:
At Stillman Valley-Michael Nei
n, Mrs. Nelson, iL fant son of the
elsoL.s, Julia Johnson.
At B:you- William R ees.
A: Aelia-T moias Mulle'n, Schun
A.: Foreston-Three small children
J jn Mass.
At P.4pa -:-Mrs. Frank Chches
At Lanark-N.ciolas S::hul z, Sam
A Uaover, Mrs. John Kssler, in
LAtes of the county poor hois3 whica
as destroyed. Three other inmates
ere fatally injured.
Wisconsin reports nine kano n dead
ith unconfirmed stories bringing the
ital ia that State up to 37. Tue aead:
At Antigo-Ignatz Barr, Fred BA
ngs, Goldie Sneldon.
ct Pennington-Johu Fosbarg, E.
At Seigler-Fred Hanke, Mrs.
Wmke, Albrt Hanke, Frad Hanke,
At E'mhurst, 10 reported dead at
At Heffford Junction, 18 reorted
e d at Godyear's lu noer camp.
The storm which worked suca de
astation in the rich farming counties
ong the eastern border of Iowa and
estern Illinois, started shortly after
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a
ile south of Stanwood. From Stan
ool the storm moved rapidly in a
orrheaiterly direction, passing over
le northeastern part ol Clinton coun
7, the northwestern par; of Clinton
>unty and then over the southeast
-n portion of Jackson county. This
tion of the state is thickly settled.
la to'ffns were in the path of the
:oran, but farm houses and barns by
ie score were torn to pieces.
Tne storm was seen approaching by
iany of the farmers, and they sought
efuge in the cellars. At least twenty
7e were, however, unable to find
aelter and were killed, and probably
s many more were seriously iijued
y flying timbers.
Tne pamn of the stor.n varied from
>rLy rods in some parts of Clinton
)unty to eighty feet in JAckson cIn
7. Trees and ouinouses were torn to
ieces. Roofs of farm houses were
ared half a mile along the path of
ie storm and hurled against the walls
Sbig stocr barns, casting them in
so and killing hundreds of cattle
men~ had tazen shelter in the saeds.
Half a dozen scaool batidings are
no un to have been destroyed, but it
not thoug~nt taat any of the puptis
erished, most of tnem naving reach
1 home wnen the storm brokd. Near
reston, IowaV, more buildings were
t?troyed aa in any other iocahty.
Anoiher tornado formed at Amboy,
lnois, snlordly belore aar Wednes
ay evening. The storm Lock an eas:
niy course. Ii traveled about t wenty
tiles witnouit cnanging its course and
astroyed every tninA in its paths, but
o lives are kno an to have been lost.
I ding to the peculiar aimosphezic
anditions prevailing all tae after
oon, the inhaoitants were on the
>kaut for just what happiened. At
ie nirst alarm they took to ine cellars
id many of them were imprisonea
>r Pours by tne timbers of tneir
recked homes. Live stock suffered
>nsiuerably and tne loss to property
enrally will amount to tnousands
At Antigo, Wis., scores of houses
'ere leveled, many were unroofeci
ad a score of peopile were inju:ed.
ne electric light plant and water
-orgs vere wrecked. A heavy storm
as genera] in Wihcnsin and farm
cotperty suffered great loss.
A rming their Eocmir
The Cuban provisional governnment
as directed insurgent sympathizers
t to try to evade in garrison cities
-neral Blanco's conscription order
>:cing into the ranks of the volun
ers all males fromt 15 to -45 years of
~e. Ref ugees wno arrived at King
xon by ineo Frenca steamer Fuiton
oa iiavan, wno navd since been re
ased from quarntine, say that the
uoans in Havana are jaining the
:unteers by hundreds. spain is thus
-wing enemiies ready to rise at an
p;r.uane tiale or to aesert. The
samiards in Havana, for a commu
l poluc purpose, spy out Cuban sym
thiz-.rs and cause their arresi.
A a sorai srag dy.
As a result of a tragedy in Clinch
>uty WVednesday night, a white
an, 2haries G:itfi;h and Charles
omas, a negro, were killed and
waes Drawdry, white, and a negro
~med Henry Minrsue, badly wounded.
:veral negroes were raising a distur-'
uce in Gridil:h & D:awdry's store
d when oraerec out pulled revolv
s and fired on the merchnaitr. Smith,
fored was stancing outside, heard
e hootiog and rusaing in revolver
.hand, killed Thoaias and wounded
.eother negro, Minuse. It is be
ver thie negroes intended to rob the
ace. iora ior Ta~npa. I
T .o hundred and sixty-nine jolly,
eiking sailors passed through
)umbia Wed nesdr~y. The fact had
en extensively adver:.ised and
~ie a large crowvd of people had b
seabed to cheer the j tctes. They
era en route from tne receiving-i
ip Vermont at the Nea York navy
ras for Key WVest to be dis'.ri. r
ited am:ong t te ships of that station.
e muen will be taken to Miami by
il and then transferred by boat to
ev West. All c f item are old sail
s~ and many oh them wore on tneir
os the name of the last vessels on
hich they served.i
TAKEN FROMTc :.,-.
01 Tempkini Did N.t Suit t e Prchibi
Col. Dan Tompkins hss been in
ormed by Mr. A. C. Jones, chairman
if the executive committee of the
Prohibition party, that the present
Iecretary of State was not wanted on,
ed had been removed from the State
The removal of Colonel Tompkins
s the result o! his strongly expressed
)Pinion on the whiskey question.
When Colonel Tompkins was noti
ied of the nomuinati-n by secretary
3:istow, h was merely asked if he
Vas a candidate for Secretary of
Xate. He replied that he was, and
would be glad to receive the votes of
Ia order to set himself straight with
.he public, a fe; days later Colonel
?oopkins gave out an interview in
Nh ch he prcclaimed himself a dis.
Then followed the correspondence
Newberry, S. C., May 5, 1893.
Eon. D H Tjampkins,Columbia, S.C
My D-:ar Sir-In view of the fact
that you have baen publicly represen
ted as expressing a preference for a
,ontinuance of the dispensary system,
ind as your letter of resp~nse to Mr.
Louis J. Briltow, secretary of the coa
vention, gives no assuranca that you
:o not occupy that positiou, I would
respectfully ask taat 3oa would ex.
plicitly declare, whether or not, in
your candidacy for the office of Scre
tary of Stast, you are prepared to en
iorse the declaration off the Prohibi
Lion convention. "Second, we are
unaherably opposed to the man ifac
.ure or sale of alcoholic or malt
Iquore excep. for melic.na!, mzch;a
ical, scientdc or sacrameat.l pur
Concedi :g mos; cheerfully, your
'ul liberty LO mainain ania vie ws on
this subject which yoar jidgment
may approve, the execa:ive coimit
tee, acting expressly by tae aathority
of the convention, request an ansver
to this question in order that they
may be aule to continue or withdraw
the -suggestion" made in your favor,
and notify the Prohibitionists of the
State of such determination.
A. C. Jones, Caairman.
Here is Colonel Tompkins' reply:
A. C. Jones, Esq., Chairman, Nw
berry, S. C.
Dear Sir-R aplying to yoar letter of
the 5th instant.
"In my candidacy for the o.ce of
Sacretary of State," I amn not prepared
to endorse the declaration of the Pro
hibition convention-' Second, we
are unalterably opposed to the manu
facture or sale of alcoholic or malt
liquors except for medicinal, mechaa
ical, scientific or Sacramental pur
poses." Since the enactment of the
aisoensary law I have thought, if
given a fair trial, it would prove to be
tne best solution of the liquor ques
Lion. Yuurs very truly,
D. I. Tompkins.
The le'ter Colonel TompL as rec civ
ed is as follows:
Newberry, S. C., May 13, 189S.
Hon. D. H. 1'ompkins, Calombia, S.
My Dear Sir-Your letter de::lining
to endorse se::tion 2 of tae Pronibition
platform, and expressing a preterenee
for the dispensary system has been
duly received oy the commnittee, and
at its meeting today ins~true:ed me to
say th1at inl vie w of the position taken
oy you on this question, that they
have withdra wn tae suggestion made
in your favor in your candidacy for
the ottce of secretary of State.
Very reipect ftully,
A, C. Jones, Caairm an.
The Pr-ohioition ccomittee is com
posed of A. C. Jones, cnairman, Ne w
erry; ?nos. J. La~torte, secretary,
Ricniand; Prof. L. B. Hlaynes, Lex
Lngton; Julius E Boggs, Piczens; C.
T?nomnpson, L mrcaster.
ItC is not k-nown wno tae committee
will put on the tint in Colonel
?omprins' place, bus it is tnaugns
tnat Mr. Bacon of Union will lDe tae
Possibly, hovever, the executive
:ommittee has no po~vr to remnove
your uncle Dan. Tne committee was
ve.sted wusn tne power to li.1 vacan
:ie, caused by death and resignation,
out inot to remove candidates.
TH E GUSSIE EXPEOITION.
[C D.d Not Fail Ea~irely Arter All--A
Death Dealing Fire.
A special to The Times Union and
Ditizen of Jacksonville, .bla., from
Eey West, say: The Gassie expedi
tion did not fail entirely. T wo na
tive Cuban scouts were landed west of
E~abana on the seond day out. Span
sh guerrilas nad been assigned to the
luty of patrolling the shore. A boat
~rom the Gussie landed 20 men. They
aad hardly set foot upon shore before
i furious volley was Iired at them by
;he guerillas, who were concealed in
hickets on the crest of the lo w hills.
Irfe American party advanced, were
aalted when in range and order "fire"
was givcn. Tney xi:ed as one msn,
ienaing tnree volleys ;at the guerida,
w'ho scattered lhke chalf before the
wind. Five of them were killed, ia
:luding a captain whose bloody caps
mdt sword were taken and brcula~
oack as trophies. The t wo scouss
niade thleir way on into the interior.
wili L ast re~ a Y rs.
Milit.ary men in Washingion of the
yest judgment are of the opinion that
he war with Spain willilast at least
,hree years, even though we win every
>attle on the sea and drive the Spani
rds out off Cuba and Porto Rico, and
troy men say Spain should be invad
~d with a force of 100,000 men. Ora
he other he~nd naval authorities hol:
hat six weeks will end the wvhole bu
ness, that with the fa'l of Cies and
?orto Rico Spain will hae no base
or operating on this, sile of the b.g
>ranch, and will give up the unequai
:ontest. The truth, as in almost all;
nlatters, probably lies bet. neon these
The Baptists are jubilamt am the re
cipt of telegrams sayicg that at lasi.
he home and foreign mission boards
re out of debt for tne iirst timm in five
'ears. For foreign missions $L27,00
vas raised, and for home meissions
51),(10.. Taie de bt on foregn missions
ra~s $55.000. The Woman's Missiuca
y Uuion makes its report, and so dme
de Sauday schoilboard.
Mjor J an Gary E rans.
Thte President Wednesday nomina
ed John G. Evans of Souta Caroitna
> be inspector general with rank o
THREE HUNDRED K[LLED.
-STHC RESU.TOFTHE BATTLE AT
Th3 Fpinth Lis Much HeLvIer Than
11t S oip P e 1--a-Pte Dardly Fire of tee
t - s.b P!cked1 Up In an
The Spanis'a loss during the recent
engagement at Cienfuegos is now
k-noan to have been much heavier
than at first reported. Three hundred
Spaniards were killed and several
hundred wounded. Great damage
was done along tie coast.
Sion after the engagement the Unit
e:i Sates cruiser MLriehead picked
up several Cubans ia an open boat
some miles down the coast, including
Colonel O:iz, Lieutenant Olvarez and
three privates from an insurgent
camp near Cienfuegos.
Tney reported tnat the Spanishloss
es and the damaze wrougat by the
shells from the warsntips were very
neavy. Tzae hospita.1s at Cienfuegos,
they said, were f all of wounded, and
fear prevailed every where that the
American washi-ps wouLd return to
czmpiete the wor-t of destruction.
Daring t:e engagement the Marble
heal tuireav 4031 riv- ne shells into
Lhe Spanisa forces, and 700 shots
from he: second bittery. The gun
oat NaNuhille firel a3 many more
shells and 1,500 saot from her second
Fiuteen huadred Spaniards were
stationed in an improised fortress on
a neck of land. and upon this the
ships coacentrated taeir fire, and it
was tere that tne most testruction
R&s wrought. Daring the heavy fira
if shells and jus: a.er the lighLtnaa e
'Vas blo 7n up) fire Spaniards wh
vere ranninug together ia an attemp:
t> escipe, were pized off by a snzll
from tue Mar tehead, the gunner -
iag ordered to fi:e upon them oy E.L
sin Pratt. Taey were torn to pieces.
Tne men who manned th 3caters
did so under instructions, and they
withstood tne galling fire poured upon
them wita tne utmos; ealmaess.
The Cubans wara suppliel with
6,00- rounds of ammunition and all
bat one of them got ashore.
Money for the Sand.
Tnae Colum3.a Sats, of Saturday
Morning, puolished the following:
some young woman in each town
,if the State would interest herself as
MTiss Bertha Kona of Orangeoarg has
dohe it would not b3 long bifore the
Sou-.h Carolina Regimental band
would have all tae money needed and
more too, with waicn to eqaip then
selves with tMe necessary musical in
struments. Yesterday Col. Alston
received through Mr. Aagus: Koua a
ehecz for $12, whica Miss Koan had
collected by poputarsubscription from
the good people of O:angeburg to b3
added to tne oand fuad. Accompany
ing the letter was the fouio ring very
Col. J. K. Alston:
Dear sir-1 notice tat anappaal has
been madeasming for aid in order to
seaure i astruments for the regimental
oand. I kne f that Ozangeburg would
be loyal to ner brave soanier boys and
assisted oy Miss Lula Fairey and Miss
Ulemie Smia I nad no trouole in se
curing a pojauar subecription fro:n
our patrioL3 Cemuz ens. We are proud
or tne S:ate regiment and shoud feel
especially proiud of our regimental
oand. I tars pleasure in enclosing
our cueck for $a2. I ?nope our sister
cities will os prouli to respond to tas
call with equal pieasure. Wisning
tna; tne bansi will en::er your regi
ment while in ca.np and inspire them
to valorous Oeeds~ waea in Dattle, 1
remnain Yours with best wishes
Bertna W. Kon.
"The check h as oeea deposited to
the credit of tne oand fund in the
Calolina National Bank and by tne
adituon 0: this caeck noefa~nOuis to
$72. Col. Ai ;oa w.: tnank Miss
Kan fo.r her Zuadaess and would ne
giad to near froai otae: towas."
Orangeoburg was very lioeral in her
conriaation and il nop-d tnat the
amount will be raisd witnout didfi
War Manistons FY~ad.
A dispatch froai Key West, Fla.,
says some ittle s tir was created thera
Friday ny the aiscovery oi a secret
chamber in the hold oI the Spanish
prize steamer Argonaulta containing
fifteen cases of ramunition, over a
nundred Mauser iies and other war
stores. The Argonauta was taken
tmree weeks ago oy tae United States
gun boat Nashvilte, ott Cientegos. On
board were CoL Cicente Corujo, said
to be a brotner-in-law of Lieut. Gen.
Valeriano Weyler, and t wenty-eignt
Spanish soldiers, no w in Fort McPher
son, as well as mail matter and dis
patches for Geoneral Bianco and other
Spanish offieta's in Cuba.
Got Dswey the Fians.
Mr. Win. Doherty has just returned
from the Philippine Islands. He sue
ceeded in passing the Spanish customs
officers at Manila wita complete plans
of the city, the harbor, the fortifica
tions and minute details of their ar
mment, from Consul General Wil
!!aini to Admiral George Dewey. The
plans and drawings were concealed in
a ne wly laundried shirt, which was
tolded, pinned up and banded in the
usual style and put with other cloth
ing in his trunk. Arriving at Hong
Kong early in April, he delivered the
supremely important papers to Admi
ral Dewey on the Olympia.
Tw3 Now BishOPE,
The general c onference of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church. South elected
two Bishops las'. week. The Rev.
Warren A. Candler, D). D., of the
North Georgia coafmaece, and the
Rev. H. C. M>:rimo, D. D), of Ken
t acky, were cus. D:i). Candier is
aresidem cf E niory c'ollege acd Dr.
:dorison is tze mJissionery secretary
o: tie church. B nh are able men,
pecaliarly cqsipped for the high posi
iionis to which they have been call
ed. Their eletion will give general
satisfaction to the Southern Methodist
Byj H s O wn Finnd.
W. G. Eason, County Auditor for
twenty-one years of Char-les~on and a
man of 72, com-imted suicide Wed
nesday morning by shooting himself
through the heart. He was popular
and highly respec:ed. Some time ago
he suff ersd a stroke of paralysis, and
it is believed that it sffez:ed his mind.
He was appointed by Gjoy. Hampton
an 1577. _________
A iata1 Faii.
J. G. Sper~cer, a urominent businest
main of Gaifney, S. C., jell from a
wagon load of nay and was instantly