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- IL~x~i I- MANNING~ S. C., WEDNESIAY, UNE 8, 1898. NO. 46.
BATTLE AT SAnIUAGO
GFEAT DAMaGE CONE TO THE HAR
8CR E EFEN.ES
The American Squsiar n D!d Deadly Wczk
Tte Spanish Fcr:s a.d Bar-':e Reducel
to DUst T1e Spanidh FI.et -tays Under
Dispatches receivrd in Ne= Yo-k
on Wednesday from Care Haytter
lave no doubt of a batle naving bee
fought at the en'rance ,,f the harbor
of Santiago betwe-n the American
squadron under Commodore Scht-y
and the Spanish foit ccated there.
The dispatcn say s the Amer-can seq:id
ron, augmented by tte torptdo cos.
Porter, the auxiliary crui-er 8t. Pau
and the protected cruiser New Orle ans,
formerly the Amazinas, approachec
the entrance to the harbor of 4antiago
de Cuba at 1 30 p. m., the lox a lead
ing. Inside the entrance to the barbor
was seen one of tIe warships of Ctrv
era's fliet, stripped for action.
As the American fleet draw near,
the New Orleans was detached and
steamed far ahead of the Iowa Texas
and Massachusetts. O.e of the fcrte
opened fire on her. and she replied.
the other two shil s din ctins their fire
.at the battery on the Puats Gorda 'or
,within the harbor and to westward of
the position occupied by the Spanish
ship. The latter replied to the fire
and immediately became a target for
all the American snips engaged in the
battle. She retired behind a protecuing
headland and was not seen again dur
ing the engagement.
The Iowa, directed by Captain
Evans, the Massachusetts, Captain F.
J. Higginson, the Texas, Captain J.
W. Pniilip, and the New 0:leans,
Captain W. M. Folger, kept up their
terrific fire against the Morro, Socapa,
and Panta Gorda forts for two hours
their projectiles, of enormous size, do
ing tremendous damage to the de
fenses of the harbor.
The masonry on Socapa and Morro
was battered almost into dust and the
forms of Spanish artillerymen and in
fantrymen could be plainly seen flee
ing to safety behind the neighboring
hills. The auxiliary cruiser. which
joined Cemmodore Scheley's fbet just
before the battle took place, was hit
by shells from the forts, and it is
thcught that she has beer, seriously
damaged by the shells.
After seeking tte protection of a
jutting headland, the Spanish war
ships continued to fire prjc.ules over
thehills toward the Anerm.an ficet.
but they had no range, 'sot even dirtc
tion to their shots, ar.d the sh-:i feii
harmlessly into the Rea.
That tne number of killed and
wounded on the Spanish side is esor
mous no one doubts; but time and
again the American shells hit toe bat
teries Equarely, and amorg the flying
masonry and diamanded guns twe
forms of men were descried.
The damage done to the American
fleet cannot be learned, but it is no.
thought any person was killed-f, in
deed, any one was wounded.
L&TER NEWS OF THE BATTLE.
Friaay morning's aipatcnes bring
the gatilying intelligence that not au
American snip was hit by the Spani
ards and that none of our men were
either killed or wounded. The Span
iards fired about thrte hundred shotb
.and the Americans about half that
.number. The object of the batdle was
to find out exactly where the shore
batteries were and to destroy them,
and in this Commodore Schiey suc
THE SPANISH ACCOUNT.
The following undated official dis
patch from Havana has been received
"The American squadron c~m
manded by Commodore~ Schiey, corn
posed of large ironclads and cruisers,
attacked the fortifications at tire en
trance of Santiago de Cuoa. Our iron
clad, Cristobai Colon, closing thre
mouth of the port, and supported by
the fire of the forts, repu:sed tne at
tack, causing damage to the enemy.
Admiral, Manterola is the officer in
command of the regular Spanian fleet
in Cuban waters.
THE NEWS IN~ MADRID.
A dispatcn irom Maarma says in the
enate Wednesday Count Casa KhAr.
cia asked if tire neWs o: the American
repulse at Santiago de Cuba was offi
cial. The mirnaster of marine, Cap
tain Auncn, replied affirmatively,
adding. "The news is a good augury
for further victories, which thre cour
age arnd high merit of cur sailors give
reason to hope for." The senate theu
unanimously 'rnoted witn Eatis action
the brilhiant victory of thre Sparaisir
Friday morning at 5 o'clock the
American squadron again began a
bombardment of the fortificatio:.s of
Santiago de Cuba, and a lively can
nonade ensued tor t wo hours, which
silenced the Spanish batteries. An
American vessel, tate Merrimac, dle
scribed in the advices from Santiago
de Cuba as an auxiliary cruiser, mat
ing a dash to force the entrance, suc
ceeded in passing the first line of de
fences, but was torpedoed about 500
feet up the chanrnel, She went down
"perpendicularly." An offi:er, an
engineer and six seamen were taken
prisoners. The number of victims is
unknown. Only the funnel and mast
heads of the suuken vessel can be seen.
There is great excitement in the city.
A part of the population assisted in
fighting on the heights. Every body
is astounded at the audacity of the
American 'teasel. The American
Equadron was cruising all the wble in
The Era5 Besims t.
'Xhe First R egiment, S. C. V. U. S.
A., has been completed at last by
the transfer cf orne of the companies
of the independent batallion to make
up the necessary rnumber. This ik
hard on Major Tht mscn who was
in commar-d of the battalion ann
had gotten it into a high state o1
efficiency. The work and anxiety
incident to securing the other corn
pany necessaary to complete S~uth
r-a2na's quota will new dev.ire
main ly upon him. He is a tituc soi
dier and will undertake the task wito
his usual energ y, but it certainly must
te a disappoinmment to him to see his
battalion thus disme mbered.
The dynamite cruser Vesuvius is to
go to Santiago and d::stroy the mnines
at the entrance of the harbor s as to
gi'veSchiey the opportunity or going
in and disposing of Cervera' :het
This wcrk of the er.iiser wil be
a novelty in naval warfare arnd it win.
be watced with the greate st inter est
A DARING FE-AT.
An O:d V.rsel Euzk l the Hrsbir of
letr Admiral a durirg Fri
day rornrg.g, decidtd to close the
narro-r barbor entrance of Santisgo
de Cuba by sii: g the cAlier M-rri
mac, loidhd with coal, in the cbanl2&.
He called for volunteers to go t: al
most certain dtath, and 4,000 men of
fered themselves Lieut. Hobson and
seven =en were chcsen, at 3 o'clock
Friday morning the Merrimac, under
her own steam, entered the channel
u~tder . terrible Spanish fire. The
vessel was riddled with projec.iles, tut
she anchord ard swung around.
Uetuterant Hobion then set otf an i.
ternal torprdo wita an electric attach
ment. There was an explosion, the
Meirimac sank, the channel was clos.
ed. and, apparently, Admiral Cervera
..il be unale to escape.
HOW THEY WERE S.&VED
Ieut. Hobson and the htroic crew
cf the Merrimac were sav d in the
following manner: U aable, after the
sinking of their vessei, to make their
way back thrugh the storm of shot
and shell. th.y rowed into the harbor
to the Spanish flagship at d were taken
on bar.ad uaharmea. The Spanish
admiral, undcr a il?.g of truce, on Fri
day, s:nit word to tne American admi
ra ithat he c ffcred to exchange the
prisoners, adding that in the mean
while Hobson and his party would be
treated with the greatest kindness.
WHAT SAMPSON SAYS.
Rear Admiral Sampson sent the fol
lowing to the navy department: I suc
ceeded in smking the Merrimac in the
channel cf Santiago at 4 a. m. Jane 0
mhis was carried out most gallantly
under the command of Naval Coa
structor Hobson and seven men. By
a flag of truce from the Spanish, Ad
miral Cervera sent in a recognition c f
their bravery. I am informed all are
prisoners of war, two being slightly
wounded. I r, q iest authority to ap -
prove exchange, I' pozs.b e, between
tcese and the prisoners at Atlanta.
S:x of the Spanish sqiadron ia tne
harbor of Santiago are unable to avoid
oeing captured or destroyed.
WILL BE EXCHANGED.
A dispatcn from Wasuagton says
reward sure and adequate is awai ing
these American heroes, and Acting
Secretary Allen has so pledged him
self, after consultation with Secretary
Long, wno is still confined to his room
by a lame leg. .Medals and promotion
are the least they can expect at the
ands of a grateful people. More
over, they wid not languish long in
a Spanish prison if the authorities
ere can bring about their release, for
nalf an hour atter Sampson's bulletin
was displayed on the wallsof the navy
department Colonel Carter, assistant
&jutant general, had taken the pie
timinary steps to arrarge for an ex
caange of prisoners, and was learning
just how many Spanish officers and
enisted men were still held in captivi
ty at Fort McPherson, Georgia, where
mney nad been taken from tne prizes
capturec by the American vessels.
THE SPANISH FLAG OF TRUCE.
Calt. Ovicuo, Admiral Lervera's
chief of staff, who boarded the Now
York under a flag of truce, did not
ive further details of the capture.
.he travery of the Americans evident
ly excited 1dnIration among the
spaniards, as ia did am ing t~ie men of
the American fleet. The prisoners
were perfe::tly safe, and will probably
oe well treated while they remain in
Morr.> Castle. The admniral is just as
glad as though he were a Jackie.
Capt. Chadwick, of the New York,
who is usually most conservative, in
speaking cf the incident, said:
"dpendid ; to> much cannot b~e said
HE IS AN ALABAMIAN.
Rlchmonam Pearson lionson was
born August 17, 1870, at Greensboro,
Hail County, Alabam,, where he also
graduated from the s:oathern Univerti
ty at the head of his class. He was
appointed to the naval academy on
competitive examination in May, 1885,
and aithougn the youngest man 01
the class, he graduated at its head in
1889. His first cruise was in the squad
on of evolution on the flhgship
nicago, with Admiral Walker, in
the Mednterannean. Later he made a
cruise to Brazil when the flsg of the
new Brazilian Renuolic was recog
nzd. He was ordered to a special
course abroad, spending one year at
ne national School of Mines at Paris
and twno y ears at the Scool of Mar?
time Science in the same city. The
summer vacation was spent in French
ship'ards. He received diplomas
from the French school for distinction
in naval construction and design
ooth of hulls and of engines. He~
also spent some time in the English
PART OF ASCHEME.
T e Object .f the Dash rato santiago Ex
There is absolutely no doubt in the
minds of the naval cfficials in Wash
ington that the sending of the collier
Merimac into the harbor of Santiago
was all a prearranged move on the
part of Admiral Sampson. The use
of a collier, the unusual hour of the
morning, the necessity of blockading
the channel so as to relieve s',me of the
ships of the Equadron from remaining
staoned off Santtago, the importance
of discovering whether the mines
were effective-all these reasons make
it certaim that tue Merrim ac was de
iberately guided to her destruction. It
was not a Spanish victory. It was a
cleverly arranged scheme on the part
of American admiral and it was suc
cessf l. T re eight men in a Spanish
prison are the real heroes cf the war.
if the Merrimac went in under her
own crew it is interesting to know
tat her complement of oificers con
~ssd o' Com~mand<.r J. M. Miller,
Leut. WV. WV. Gilmer, executive offi
cer; E.asigns J. R. Y. Blakely and J.
d. Luuv, and Ass:stant Engineer R.
K Crank. Miller is from 'Virginia,
(imer frcm Virginia, Biakely from
Pennsykania, Luby and Crank from
Tx s -.is expected that reports will
oc recemvd today fromn Admiral
Smpson, whicn wu?l give details of
te Merrimnac's destruction, and ,the
names of the eight men who have been
()ver powerea tae aar s.
Ff~een convicts overpowered the
gaisds and escaped from the United
Sates periter tiary at Leaven worth,
Kas.,Friay. Jame Musgrave, lea
aer in the mutmy, was surroundeI in
the wccds~ near:>y and shot to death.
L e were aii cutlaws from tne In
uaiau Terr:itory szta were serving long
terms f or counterfetting an highway
THE INVADING ARMIES.
THE VAST SUMS OF MONEY THEY
To Ba'd ard Malutain Fultc Higbways
and Mill s-1 R ilroads and Defray Na
me one Expeaste lacideat t, Occupz
tion o' t:e Sevaral Islands.
In significant recommendations sub
mitted to Congress Wednesday, Secre
tary Alger through the medium of a
ltter accompanying his recommen
dations, cutlines in a general way the
steps contemplated in the campaign
against Cuba, Porto R co and the
Pailippines. Tae letter is from Chief
E1 ineer Ludlow, who makes the im
portant statement that it is nox pro
p:sed to forward to Caia an army of
invasion to be ccmposed of 15 000 or
20,000 troops, to be followed as rapid
ly as practicable by 50.000 more. The
secretary's recommendations are for
appropriations aggregating $3 107,000.
Oe recommendation is for $3,562,000
of deficiency in the appropriation for
gun and mortar batteries, "required
immeciately for the use of the war
department, to remain available until
,xpended." This amount is needed
to provide emplacements for carriages
of high power and rapid fire guns to
be procured by the o:d aance depart
ment with the funds already appro
priated, etc. A second one is for
$195.000 "for the establishment and
maintenance of special electrical cim
muLtQAtion in connection with the
army in Cubs, Porto R co and thie
Then follows a signififant recnm
mendation for $350,000 for an ezp di
tic-nary forca to Cuba "required by
the war department for immediate
use." The itens are as follows:
For machinery and equipment for
the construction and repair of roads,
$25.000; construction and equ 'pmmt
of mihtary railroads, $225.000; addi
tional intrenching tools, electric ap
ptiances, photographic and topograph
ic outfits, instruments and lamps,
manuals for special and techni:al ser
vices, $50,000; contingencies involv
ing immediate expenditura of impera
tive urgency that cannot be specified
in advance, to be expended under the
direction of the major general com
mending the army, $50,000.'
The letter outlining the expedition
ary project against Cuba is written by
General Ludiow, whose sptcial en
gineering services wera availed of by
decretary Alger to outline what is
needed. It is dated May 22; it was
forwarded by Secretary Alger, and
'Referring to my letter of April 26,
covering the projeat with esLimites
for the establisament in Cuba of an
expediionary force of from 3,000 to
5,000 men, I invite attention to the
"Provisional estimates far this pur
pose amounted to $150.034, which
have beae approved and made expen
dible. under the immediate direction
of tne msj r general commanding the
army, in tne deficiency act approved
lay 4, 1898. Tnis did -iot include
several items that, while imporant,
could temporarily be ommitted on the
supposition that no immediate movt
ment would oe made.
'Furthermore, the project for the
transer to Cuba of an expeditionary
force has been materialiy modidied, in
mtat instead of an assumed f orce of 5,-i
000 f or the establishment of a depot
and base of supplies, is now proposed
to send 20,000 trop~s, to b3 follo wed
as rapidly as practicable by 50,000
more. Is is therefore necessary to'
make provision for the greatly aug
mented scale on which the expedition
to be equipped and for its forward
movement in the direction of Cuoa."
General Ludlow says for obvious
reasons the plans in detail cannot b3
given, but snat in a general way they
can oe outlined. The general nature
of these engineering provisions, ho w
ever, may be clearly indicated, and in
fact estimated for. In the ensuing
campaign account must be taken of'
sne fact that the rainy season in Cuos
covers the summer months and must
be anticipated as affecting the time'
and means required for transportation
mn order not to delay movements and
imperial nealth. Tnere are fe w regu
larly auils roads in Cuoa, the princi
pal ones being west ward of Havana.
It is not likely that these roads have
been kept in repair, and it is quite cer
tain snat others must be constructed
and maintained. This will require
roadimaing machinery, as economiz
ing tine labor of troops and leaving
them free for the purely military
work, for which the numbers in ques
tion will not be more snan sufficient
o equal the enemy. In addition,
special means of transportation will
be necessary, and portable three-feet
guage railroads must be provided
noih on the established lines and
along such additional and connecting
lines as may be feasible and expedi
HARD TlMES IN SPAIN.
Che Fac a of Food ave Eisen and Fae
tories are Cloeing Down.
'The Madrid correspondent of the
London Daily Telegraph says:
"Widespread distress is reported in
various parts of the interior, more
especally in the province of Catalonia,
were food prices have risen consider
ably, while a number of working peo
pie have been thrown out of employ -
ment. Tnia weet several factories at
Mauresa, northeast o1 Barcelona, will
have to be closed, as a retuit of which
hundreds of families will be plunged
into misery. Thelocal government is
eneavorimg to alleviate want by
opening soup kitchens. According to
a dispatch from Murcia, capital of the
province of mnat name, riots occurred
yesterday (Sunday), in the city of
Mula, owing to mne scarcity of food,
especally bread. Detaiis of the out
break have not yet been received, but
it is known that the local authorities
and a number of wealthy individuals
have arranged to have cheap bread for
tne poor. Tne vie ws of a considerable
number of Spaniards rcspecting tne
conduct of the~ war are expressed to
day by E. Nacionsi as follows:
'Without plan, without purpose,
without earnestness, we are frit
tering away the cne advantage
whicnl the enemy's lack of military
education gave u.s. We neither bold
ly take tne tifensive, nor contine our
selves strictly to defensive. Auminal
ervera dtsplays a systemn cf strategy
which warrants the Oe!ief that we are
making ready for a protracted war, so
as to ire out the enemy ; but Cap~ain
Anon, minister of marine, wita his
usual oreeziness, declares that he can
not prolong the confit."
Tr'.E WAR SITUATION.
rhe Kiad of Yarns the Cplauh Prtss Epin
El Progre-sso, a newspaper published
in Havana, a copy of which has been
rceived, in an editorial puolished
May 23, contains the following sum
mary of the situation from the view
point of the Spani.h press;
"A month has gone by since the
cowardly Yankee proclaimed war
against Spain. They then declared
that they would annihilate us. that
they would come and take Havana
and level cur forts to the ground. We
now see that it was but a cowardly
boast, for not one dastardly Yankee
has set foot on Cuban soil. ihey dare
not,for our brave soIdijers will repulse
them and drive them oack to their
own shores. Have they taken Havana?
Not one gun has been fired upon our
forts, and their s!his, which pretend
to maintain a blockade, fear to come
within the range cf the noble gans of
Mcrro Castle. It would mean their
destruction. Yankees are cowards and
can do nothirg but boast cf wnat they
will do, and thien do nothing. Eaery
good and true soldier of Sain is aux
iously awaiting the appearaLc! of the
Yankees. and we will then show them
how well a Soaniard can fight, and
that we can do more than boast.
"Wherever the ships of the enemy
have approached our shores they have
been driven back with disastrous loss,
and their attempts to destroy our forts
have resulted instead in the destruc
ticn of their ships. Our brave soldiers
have poured shot and shell into the
ene-ny and nobly stood by their guns,
ai d upon every occasicn achieved a
" We have beard repirts of the eaer
mous army which was to invade our
island and cor q ter cur army. What
nas te-one of i ? Tney do not dare to
come and meet the brave Spaniards,
knowiag full well that death woulG
be certain to await them. They tried
to starve us, but, on the contrary,
they are starving themselves, for
bread and meat are higher in New
York than they are in davana. We
have plenty to eat, while the YankEe,
have been compeld to open free
soup houses in all the big clits ti.
feed their hungry, and the people die
from starvation. No dog Lver goes
without good food in this capital, bu
degs are better than the dirty Yankees
Beef ccsts fit ty cents in New York and
a loaf of bread twenty five cents.
How long can the shopkeeping Yan
kees, who think of nothing but dol
lars. stand thati
-Taey are already sorry that they
have begun war against Spain , but Wc
will give them cause for deep regret.
It will not be long before our victori
ous army will cross over into their
territory and do to them as they
would like to have done to us. We
will give them some of their own
"Already our gallant fleet has bom.
barded their city of Boston and driven
the inhabitants of tnat place into iht
interior, compeiling them to flee fir
their lives. This week we move upon
New York, and no Yankee saips wiii
attack us, kno wing full weil their in
anility to cope wian the formidable
"Already there is tumult and insur
rection among the Yankees because o
the failure of their arms, and the peo
pie are blaming President McKiniey
A mi -tary guard of 1,U00 sol ierA sur
rounds nos palace to prevent an ass
sin from reacning mm. He never
goes out, and it is expected aasly anat
ne ws will be sent out of his death, so
intensely enraged are bhe people os
cause Lhey see notning but detcea. in
their war against Spain. Civil war is
threatened among the Unnted States,
a~d it may be looked for at any mu
ment. Tne wealthy Yankees of New
York and Pniladelpaia nave barrica
ded their houses and armed their ser
vants, fearing both the attacks of our
forces and the mobs of their own peo
FOUR COt.ORED REGIMENTS.
Generai oorbin Issus Orders Apporitionf
ing rerritory for R ecruiting Them.
Adjutant General Corbin Thursday
made public an order apportioning
the territory in which are to be raised
the volunteer regiments of infantry
(popularly called immune regiments,)
for which the colonels have been ap
pointed. It was at first announced
that five of the regiments were to be
recruited from colored persons but it
is now said that this number has been
reduced to four. The territory appo.
tioned is as follows:
For the Third regiment, Colonel
Ray, states of Georgia, South Caro
lina and Florida, with headgaarters
For the Fourth regiment, Colonel
Petitt, the States of Maryland, Vir
ginia, West Virginia and the District
of Columbia, with headquarters tC be
For the Fif th regiment, Colonel
Sargent, the states of Alabama and
Msissippi, wita headquarters at Co
For the sixth regiment, Colonel
l'yson, the slates of Kentucky arnd
Tennessee, with headquarters at Knox
For the Seventh regiment, Colonel
God win, tne states of Missouri and
Aransas, and so much as Tennessee
as lies east of a due north and south
ine, running through the city c f Cin
cinnati, witn teadquarters at Mem
For the Eighth regiment, Colonel
Huggins, the sta'.e of Kentucky, all
of Lennessee not otherwise allotted,
and the Oaio valley, with hesaquar
ters at Louisville.
For tne Ninth regiment, Colonel
Lee, the states of Virginia, and North
Carolina, with heacqiarters at Ra
Each mustering ciflcer is also to act
as unartermasier and commissary for
the purpose of subsisting the volun
teers from the time of enrollment to
the time of rendezvous, and for their
transportation icom the place of en
rolment to the place of rendezvous.
Anot'ier Prize Oaptur ed.
Another pr~ze has been captured.
Se is tne Spanish bark Maria DL'.ores
: B3sboa. She was overnauled by one
of the American cruisers six miles olf
Porto R:co. She was bound from Rtma
Janeiro to,San Juan de Porto Rico
with coal. Some cases, supposed to
contain ammunition were f ound under
the coal. Tne pr.z? has been seat to
Accrding to mail advices to the
correspondent of the Associated P'ress
from Manila there is serious sickness
on board the United States cruu,tr
Boston. It is believed that the Span
irds poisoned the fisn
THE STATE CAMPAIGN.
FORTY-CNE MEETINGS TO BE HELD
Nlei ty Fpekking for the Pc ople to H1ea.
But the QueetIoa Is Will 7tey Ltater
Ot":G- Buaneas Attended to by the Stae
The State Demccratic executive com
mittee, met at 9 o'clock Tnursd ay nIght
in the secretary of state's office at Uo
lumbia for the purpose of ps'rg
upon the report of the sub committee
as to the schedule for cam paign mEet
Mr. Stanland of Dorcheiter lead off
with a motion that the rule that ap
plied last year limiting the hotel bill
for members to $2 a day be readopted.
This was carried.
The sub com-ittee appointed to ar
range the schedule of campaign meet
ings then reported through Mr. Gun
ter. Mr. Gadsden moved that the re
port of the commi:ee be adonted.
Mr. Blease moved that the meetings
be reduced to two in each congression
al district. He said he did this as an
individual member cf the comnittee
and against the view taken by Gover
nor E leoe.
Col. Neal thought the convention
had acted in the mutter and decided
upon one meeting in each county and
he would there-ore move to lay Mr.
Bleate's motion on the table.
Mr. L J. Williams aereed with Col.
Neal. He thought that if the "ins"
.among the politicians were conscien
.ious they would ce glad to go before
te people; he knew that the "outs"
wantea to face tue music.
Mr. Biease replied that he knew of
out one oligarchy and that. resided in
one persn, who was more than 600
miles from here. He had no: con
suited that p;.ron and if he had got
,en iastrLcAons fro-n him he would
kick them from u-ider fool. Tne
. peaker made nis m'nion for the people.
IL was class egii.tion !cr this com
nittee to sAy Lna: a uala c.uld not go
oefore tae people for IcI because ne
could not afford to cha,-: ail over the
Mr. L J. Williams sugges.ed that
if a county did not wish a campaign
meetmng tney could cAil it off. Tnis
.he county conventions were author
ized to do by the convention.
Tais proved too much for the advo
cates of reduction. No meeting
would be forced where it was not
wanted. Mr. Bizase's motion was
THE CAIPAIGN MEETINGS,
The report of the bchedule commit
.ee was then adop.ed as follows, only
c wo unimportant changes being made:
Orangelburg, fnurzday, June 16.
St. George's, Friday, June 17.
Charleston, Saturday, Jane 18.
Walterboro, Monday, June 20.
Beaufort, Tuesaay (u:ght), Juae 21.
Hampton, Wtdnesda.y, June 22.
Barnwell, FrfAay, June 24.
BAmberg, Satu:diy, June 25.
SuMter, ?uesday, Jute 23.
Manning, Wtdaesaay, June 29.
Monk's Corner, Tuezaay, June 30.
Georgetown, ;atIurdAy, July 2.
Klgs:ree, Tueiday, Jaiy 5.
Forerice, Weduezday, Juty 6.
Marion, Cnursday, Juiy 7.
Conway, Saturday, Juy 9.
Darling toa, Tuesaay, July 12.
Cnestefiiel4, Thur-aay, July 14.
Benneitoviine, Saturday, July16.
Bisnopvine, ?Luesu.ay, July 16.
Gamden, Thursday, Jaiy 21.
Larcister Saturday, July 23.
Onester, Monday, July 25.
Winns~oro, Tuesdlay, July 23.
Yorkviile, Wednesday, Juiy 27.
Gafd ney, TnursdJay, Juiy 28.
Spartanourg. Fridsy, July 29.
Union, saturday, Juiy 30.
Ne wberry, Monuay, August 8.
Lsurens. Tuesday, August 9.
Greenvule, Tauradlay, August 11.
Picaens, Friday, August 12.
Walnalla, Monday, August 15.
Anderson, Tuesda~y, August 16.
Abbevilhe, Tnursday Aogust 18.
(uteen wood, Friday, August 19.
Aiken, Monaay, August 22.
E4gerit.d, Tuesday, Augu~L 23
Baluda, Tnursday. August. 25.
Lexington, Friaay, August 26.
Columnula, dturaay, August 27.
THE TUG OF WAR .
Then came the tug of war. Mr.
Blease presented to tae committee tne
iohowuig question from Mr. George
S. Mower ot Ne wberry, who was ak
ed by ine prohibiuoniists to be a can
didate on tueir tickeit for attorney
"Wnether or not the suggestion of
a candidate by the recent prohioition
convention makes the person who is
suggeeted and accepts a canuidate in
the .Democratic primnary such as is
forbiaden by the terms of tne pledge
prescribed Dy the constitution of the.
D~emocratic party of Lais Siate."
Mr. Appelt took the position that'
acceptance of the suggestion would ex
cdude tne candidate from the primary,
and quoted the party constitutuon to
sustain nas argument.
Mr. Donalasoua inought the commit
tee woald commit a grave error in
answeriig no to the question anid
would os placing an estering wedge
that would for all times be felt and
finally aisrupmthe party.
Mr. Appel:, replying, said that his
vie w of ine contuuion on the point
was that the rule was adooned for the
purpose of excling facuaons within
the Demfocrauic party and to put down
strile; to prevent conventuons naming
tickets. Tanere was no oojection to
any Prohibit:onis: entering tne cam
pa:gn, provided lie had not accepted
tne noauination of any p arty.
Mr. Wil.iamis was inciued to the
view of Mr. Appei:, but it wats a deli
cate point, at~d as it was genratiy un
derstood that the form:-r camminLee
had ruled in favor of the P~rcotini
ists on taiis potat he thougt.t tne clause
should be liberaily coustructed and
ruled on in favor tue Probionists.
Tnen folio wed niots to ans wer
Mr. Mower's question tuick and fast,
and ail mne metnbers seemed to taia at
once. Cnairman Jones was kept
busy rapping for order. Motion was
made after motion, and a general
mixup was the resualt. ta
Fica.y Mr. Wiusier moved ta
the aser ce No, he will no:. be de
barred." An aye and nay vote was
taken and die eioped a tie. So the mo
tion was lost.
Mr. L J. Wiliams introduced thie
foliowiL-g, which was adopted:
"As tue numinee of tne Prohibition!
factuon, yeh sdenarred; if ne is an
indiid al rohoiton a a idatewith
in the Democe party, no he is not
Mr. Dial of Laurens introduced the
following, wnicu was also adopted:
"We interpret the constituuiOn as
iapnn-inog fatinl nominations, but,
if the p!edge is signed by the candi
dates as individuals their votes will be
Mr. W. D. Evans of the sub com
mittee appointed to draft rules to gov
ern the voting among the volunteers
submitted the following report, which,
on motion, was referred for any
changes that may be seen necessary
to a sub committee of five to be ap
pointed by the chair:
Whereas a new section has been
added to the constitution by the re
cent D mrcratic convention af South
Caroli, -, .;irecting the State Demo
cratic exccutive committee to provide
suitable rules to afford an opportunity
to such of the volunteer troops of the
State as shall be mustered into the ser
v:ce of the United States in the pres
ent war with Spain to vote at the ap
proaching State and county election,
while they are within the United
States. although they may be absent
from the polis, now be it
Resolved by the State execative
committee, That the following rules
be and the same are hereby adopted
to carry out the provisions of the sec
Rule 1-All volunteer troops from
this State mastered iato the service of
the Uniled states shall be entitled to
vote at the approaching primary elec
tion who are 21 years of age, and have
resided in the State for one year, and
in the county for 60 days, before the
said election: provided, that the re
quirements as to length of residence
co not apply to such voters as would
have been quahfied had they remain
ed at their place of residence at the
time of their enlistment.
. Ralt 2-All volunteer trcops offer
icg tu vote at such primary election
shali t.e required to take the follo wing
oath to be administered to them by the
managers: "I do solemnly swear that
I am d uly qualided to vote at this elec
tion a cording to the rules of the Dam
ocratic party, aad that I have not vo
ted 'fore at this election, and pledge
mysel f to iupport the nominees of the
Rale 3 -The captains of the com
panies, or in tweir absence the officers
in command, are authorized to ap
point three volunteers who are quali
tied to vote, as m-anaoers, to conduct
the election, and shall administer an
oath to each that he will fairly and
imoartially conduct the same.
R Aile 4-ine managers so appoint
ed shall open the polls on the day
tired for such election by the rules of
the Democratic party, at such places
vithin the camps of the regiment or
batanon as they may designate, and
shall open the polls at 8 o'clocz a. m.
and close tnem at 4 o'clock, and if not
practicAole to do so, to open and close
them at such hours as tney may fix.
Ean voter in said primary shau vote
tvo ballots, on wnich snail be written
in mk or pencil the name or names of
the person or persons voted for, to
getner with the name of tne officer.
One of the bAllots containing tne
names of all persons voted for as
6tate ulli:ers and membars of congress
and the utner cantaining tue names of
ail persor-s voted for as county otficers
In tne coauct of au.:h elction the
managers shall be the judges of the
qualitication of voters and snall deter
mine all qaestions raised by challenge
or otnerwise. Xney snail enter eaca
voter's name on a list as he votes.
R2le 5-After the closing of tme polls
the managers sa1i proceed to count
tne votes and Laoulate tne same. Re
turns in wriaing of the number of
vo.us ca-st and tne names of tae per
sons for whom cast, shall be prepared
at once and certified to Dy tnle maa
gers, the captain or otticer in com
mand 01 the company and the com.
maniders 01 the regiment or battalions,
and. snali witn mne poll lists, De secure
iy ssaled up and transmitted by mail
to rsne eirmaa of mne state executive
committee at C.>iumoia, doumn Caro
lina, postage prepaid.
Rule 6-&turns 01 managers thus
ceruied to sail De considered as final
Dy mne 8.ate executive committee, and
mne votes as returned snail oe counted
for tae candidaaes receiving tne same.
Mr. Blease called attention to rale
8, requiring county pledges to De ied
10) unas Delore the couaty campaign
opens, wnich contlicts witn tne consti
tusional requirement, wnica is tfnat
tne pledges of canidiatates for state of
fices shail De filed on or before the day
tne stage campaign opens, and those
f r county oulices on or bsfore thegday
tne county campaign opens. On me
uon this was re.erred to tas suo com
mittee to be appointed to looz after
the mulitary primnary.
Then, af ter the adoption of a reso
lution looaing to the reorganization
of the Darlington county Dnmocracy,
the meeting aujourned.
A YOang Maun Pulls a Rifle Trigger W-Qi
B:s Foot, E ading HIs Life.
Wath his own hands Samnuel Ba.n
ham ended his life Friday afternoon.
Bonham was the son of Ephriam,
Bonham, who lives about 2'1 miles
above Greenville in Salada to anship.
About 1 o'clock Friday a neighbor
neard a gunshot in the woods and on
going in the direction when came the
report he found Samuel Bonham lying
on the grou ad. He was already dead,
and tae rxile lying near told the tale.
An invesugation showed that the
young man had evidently planned
Li's deat.h with all possible delibera
tion. Putting the butt of the gun on
the ground, the end of the barrel
as near to his heart as he
cou'd determine, With his foot he
pulled the trigger. Death must have
resulted alnost immediately.
Tbe scene of the suicide is only
about 200 yards from the boy s home.
It is sa:d that the family disagrements
preyed on the ooy's mind and several
times he had threatened to kill him
self- In a 11: of monentary mental
aberration or temporary passion, the
result of despondency and depression,
it is sapposed that he carried out his
A neiglicoring miagirtrate, as acting
coroner, investigated the matter and
was convinced that the young man's
death was premeditated and self in
liicted. The young fellow was just 17
Ar-0.hcr a p anan ?eet.
A correspondent of the Associated
Press has received information from
an apparently authentic source at Port
Antoniio, that a Spanisha fleet from
Cadiz is rtear icg West Indian waters,
and, should it arrive on the pre ar
raeged schedule, it will be off Santiago
de Cuba tomorrow, in orger to rein
force the fleet of Admiral Cervera.
Tae Spanisn fleet is said to consist of
la warships among them being battle
HON. JOHN L. MCLAURIN.
The Junior UritedlStates Sarator from
The Silver-Knight Watchman says:
Hon. John L. McLaurin, the junior
Senator from South Carolina, is a con
spicuous representative of the New
South, and is regarded by those most
familiar with his views on public
questions as one destined to achieve
great eminence as a na ional legisla
tor, and to play a conspicuous part in
molding the future policy of the
Democratic party. Mr. McLaurin
combines a modest dignity with a
courage that knows no such thing as
fear, and shirks no responsibility. He
is an ardent Democrat, thoroughly
grounded in the teachings of Jeffer
son and Jackson and a firm believer
that the teachings of the fathers were
both wise and safe. In the 53d Con
gress, although in years one of the
youngest memoers of that body and in
service at the bsginnins of his second
term, be was one of the first to public
ly repudiate the leadership of Grover
(ieveland and openly rebel against
what he termed "the arrogant assump
tion and spurious Democracy of a
The Democratic South, in 1896, not
only repudiated Cleveland, but Cleve
landism, embracing many former
Southern Democratic leaders regard
less of their prominence in party
councils or former service in either
peace or war. The heroic and honor
able conduct of the South in the
memoraole contest of 1896, elevated
the standard of citizenship in a repu
lie to a higher plane than the world
had ever known before. When the
role of honor is made up, under the
heading of s.ates, South Carolina will
stand at the head of the column. Side
by side McLaurin and Tillman stood
in the front supported by other equal
ly gallant 1uta Carolinians speaaing
for their state, and long in advance of
all other state leaoers, rapudiated
Clevelandism. Waile doing ihis they
affirmed their love and affcction for
the Democratic party, and their undy
ing devotion to its principles snd pre
cepts, and in the name of their State
proclaimed that Clevelandism must be
plucked out by the roots and the Dam
ocratic party rescued from the pirates
in command, and that even a national
convention, thoagh it should bear the
honored name of the Democratic
party, if it should again fall under the
control of the Cleveland, Carlisle,
Whitney gang of political outiaws
and exploiters, it would not be enti
tied to, nor receive, the support of
their dtate, and tnat toryism, masque
rading under cue sacred name ot
Democracy, should never oi foisted
upoa the people of mne country witn
sne aid and consent of Soua Carolina
Mr. McLaurin was elected Attorney
eaneral of douth Carolina at Lne same
election in whica B. R. iulman was
elected governor. T fo years later
Mr. McLiurin was elected to tne 521
Congress, re-electedto te 531 and 51m
Congrezies, from which position ne
was caiel to occupy a seat in tae Sea
ate of tne United dSates in 1897. dis
merit in taedouse or R presentatives
soon found recognition and althouga
one of the youager members of thai
oody ia years and service, he occupied
a posioa on the ways and means com
mittee, the most important Committee
of Lne House.
We priat in this number the full
text of a speeca delivered by denator
Mciiaurmn in the Senate of tne Unite
dtates, May 19, on tne war revenue
oiul. It can as studied with prodt,
and we trust it will be read with pleas
Lire oy all Americans into whose hand
it may fall.
BUTLEER EXPI.ODES A BOMB.
oharges ThaS Espubucans soid Oat to
Monop:,iisa and Money Changers.
In discussing the war ravenue bill
in the Uaitcd States on Thursday Mr.
Butler, the North Carolina Populist
Senator, exploded a veritable bomb.
Mr. Butler made a charac;eristic at
tack upon the Republican party, in
the coure of whicn he arraignel what
he said was the determination of the
majority of the senate to incorporate
in tne bill a provision for the issue of
bonds. He made serious reflections
upon the senate itealf, charging that
its majority had been "unduly in
fiuenced" upon the question of bonds.
The statement brought Mr. Gal
linger to nis feet, who demanded thst
Mr. Bauler make his chai-ges more
in the course of a colloquy beiween
the t wo senators, Mr. Butler declared
that immense sums had been contrib
uted to .the Republican presidential
campaign fund by the "trusts and
monopolists and bondholders and
money changers," and tnat 93 per
cent, of the money had been raised
and paid over to the Republican party
under a contract that certain legisla
Lion promoting the interests of trusts
and monopolies should be enacted.
Mr. Galinger insisted that the
charges snouid be made specidec; that
Mr. Butler had no right, under the
rules, to arraign him or his party, un
less ne had defnite and specidc
enar-ges to present, and if tne rules of
the senate gave him the right they
ought to be changed.
Mr. Batler said that, while he be
lieved the statement to be true, he
had not made it upon his own respon
sibility, with personal knowledge of
"I have learned," said he, "in the
eourse off my experience as chairman
of the Populist party committee, that
there are intereits which will contrib
ute to the support of any party in re
turn for an agreement that that party
will support legislation favorab:e to
Senators on both sides of the cham
ber were brought into the debate, and
a good deal of ill-feeling was maui
Spanisn Bsas neo. Up,.
The government of Paraguay, has
infoarmed the United States consul at
Asuncion, Mr. J. N. Rumln, who had
protested against the continued pres
ence of the Spanish torpedo gunboat
Temerario in Paraguayan waters, that
permission had been granted the
Lemerario, which is disable:i, to re
-ain in Asuncion, under the protec
tion of Paraguay's neutrality, until
'the close of tne war between the Unit
ed States and Spain.
The Bat :eiIAp thegon.
Now the Oregon, the most magnifi
,cent battleship in the world, has jcin
ed Sampson's quadron. She made her
long jurney of thirteen thousand
miies without so much as having tc
tighten a crank pin. Sne received a
royal welcome from her sister ships of
the squadron as she steamed towards
them at a iteen krnot gait last wreek.
A MILITARY EXPEDITION OF FOUR
WIh Large Soppiles of R'fl:s and Amani
tion for Gan. Calixt:, Garcia, Get Ashore
Salely and Procee: ta tho Irterior With
Over 400 men, with a pack train and
a large quantity of arms and ammui
tion, sailed for Cuba on the.Plant Line
steamer Florida on the night of May
2L These men and the equipment
constituted an expedition able to ope
rate independently and to defend
itself against any body of Spanish
troop3 which might oppose it.
The expedition was under the com
mand of Colonel Jose Lacret, formerly
insurgent commander in Matanzas
Drovince. He assumed the direction
of affairs immediately on the landing
of the expedition until then, General
Joaquin Castillo was in control.
In the landing of the expedition the
Untied States army was represented
by Captain J.A. Djrset, and Thomas
Eitrada Palma was represented by J.
E. Cartaya, who has been the landing
agent of nearly every filibustering ex
pedition for more than a year. Messrs.
Castillo, Cartaya and Dorset will re
turn to Key West.
General Julio Sanguilly, on the
way to report to General Maximo Go
mez, was also on the coat. This is the
most po werful anti-Spanish expedition
ever sent to Cuba. About three hun
dred of the men are Cubans; tile
others are Americans. The enginf er
corps of the expedition is composed en
tirely of Americans, under Aurelian
.Le men were dressed in canvass
uniforms furnished by the United
States government, and the commis
sary department had rations enough
to last 1ifteen days af ter sne landing.
Tae pack train consisted of 75 males
and 20norses. Tne expedition carried
7,000 rifles and 2,000,000 rounds of
ammunition, for Gineral Calixto
Tae expedition is composed of har
dy young felio ffs, wnao looked fit for
anytning. Tae expedition was con
voyed by the cruiser Marolenead, tue
topedo boat destroyer Eagle and other
warsnips. T wa younger brothers of
the late General Nester Aranguren are
with tne expedition.
The expedition was landed on the
coast of CuoA on Thursday morning,
May 26. Wnen the Florida, escorted
Dy Sie Osceola, dre i up ciose to tne
snore a; ne placaselected for tae land.
ing, she sent scouts to see if all was
clear. fTese scouss were greeted oy
Generals Feria and Rjajas, wita some
1,500 armeu insurgeats.
Consequenaly, far from their being
any nossile demonsiration upon me
pari of the Spaniards, the landing of
tne expsdision was in the nature of a
griurnpnal invasion. The Cabans
wnao were in wating for taepariy nad
a brass band and welcomed the ne w
comers wisa national airs.
Tne work o unloading the cargo of
the Florida was prompuy begua and
carried on oy tae 432 men composing
the expedition. Taere was niming in
the nature of an interruption. Tae
work was finished on Friay.
Waile tme cargo was being unload
ed, tae Oicsola, an auxilary guanoat,
with her guns ready zor actioa, scout
ed aoout sne vicinity loolcig for an
enemy, Dus the dpaniards apparently
nad no suspicion of what was taking
So easily was the dangerous mission
accomplisned that whie some mem
bers of the party were getting the
supplies ashore others were providing
themselves with Iruit, sugar and
other products of the landing place, a
large stock of which was brought Dack
for Key West friends.
Nievertheless no precautionary meas
ure was neglected, and thle moment
the work was concluded, the Fiorid'a
and QOceola slipped away, leaving the
insurgents to convey their reinforce
ments into the interior, which, it is
confidently expected, was done with
out any casualty.
The returning members of the Flor
ida party brougnt with them several
nundred private letters, watcz, it is
understood, give a complete insight
into the present conditons prevail
ing in the blockaded island. The lo
calCuban colony is elated over the
astonishing success of tne expedition.
A LADY SURNED TO DEATH.
A sad Accident in Abbarie Earl~y i'riday
A dispatch from Abbeville to the
Columbia State says: Precisely at 12:15
o'clock Friday morning there was
a fire alarm. T'he fire company turn
ed out promptly, but ere they reached
the building ii was ascertained that a
lamp had exploded in the residence of
Mr.~C. E. Bruce, which had already
been extinguished without much
damage to the building, but it caused
one of the saddest accidents of this
nature ever known in the history of
Abbeville-the death of Mrs. Bruce,
who had just removed the lamp from
the sick cnamber of her son. As she
was placing it on a table in an aujoin
ing room it exploded, enveloping her
in a sheet of flame, thereby causing
her death about 5 o'clock. Miss Bessie,
ner daughter, rari to her assistance and
threw a blanket around her burning
formand succeeded in extinguishing
the flames, but not before it had done
its terrible work.
Dr. Harrison, with other physiciana
were promptly on hand and rendered
all the assistance possible to relieve
her sufferings-:his was all that could
The deceased was born and raised
in Abbeville, and was known by all
as a most estimable woman. She was
a member of of the Episcopal church
of A bbeville, in which cemetery her
remains were interred Saturday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
Gen. Butler ana His .J;afr,
To the Editor of The State:
Will you kindly announce for me
by way of reply to the large number
of applications I am receiving for
staff appointments that my entire staff
will be made up by assighments from
the different staff corps of the army.
I have no further control over it
than to request the assignment of some
particular officer, and the exigencies
of the service will sometimes prevent
this being complied with.
Before an officr can be assigned to
any staff, he must first be commis
sioned and then assigned. I regret my
inability to comply with the wishes of
so mny riedsbut under the cir
cumstances, they will, however, see
Ihow impossible it is for me to do so.
L M. C. Butler.