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VOL. XV. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25. 19
Given to State by Col. Blanding
of Mexican War Fan..
PALMETTO REGIMENT FLAG
And the Beautiful Jackson Vase
Also Qoes to Columbia. Gov.
The following letter from Col. J. D.
Blanding, the distinguished Mexican
war veteran, was received by Gov. Mo
Sweeney some days ago. It tells of
gift, of Incalculable value to be made
to the State and contains history that
every South Carolinian is proud of.
Bere is Col. Blanding's letter:
To His Exoelleney, Gov. M. B. Mc
Dear Sir: In accordance with the
resolution of the Palmetto Regiment
(Mexican war) Survivors' association,
as president of the association, I have
the honor of turning over in perpetuo
to the State of South Carolina, through
you as governor, one of the two pags
carried by the regiment in that war,
together with the regimental records.
It is only necessary to state as to the
latter that they are very imperfect, the
general order book and most of the
loose papers having been sent to and
lost in Chester during Sherman's
march through the State in 18W. The
flag is the United States army regula
tion lag presented by Gen. Wm. 0.
Butler, then in command of the army
in the early part of 1848, to the regi
ment when detailed as guaid of the na
tional palace and archives. My recol
leotlon is that Gen. Scott had ordered
this flag made, on account of the tat
tered and torn condition of the State
flag which was worked by the ladies of
Charleston and presented through the
city couneil (T. L. Hutchinson, mayor)
in December, 186, to the regiment,
and by it arried into the city of Mexi
co on 14th September, 1847. Besides
the skirmishes around Vera Cruz on the
routes to the valley of the city, it passed
through the battles of Contreras,
Cherubueo, Chapultepec and Garita
de Belen, and there on 13th Sept., 1847,
at 1:20 p. i., the first flag planted on
the walls of the city, four hours before
Gen. Scott, with Gen. Worth's division
of regulars, reached the Larita San
Cosm. It may casually be stated that
two commissioned and three non-com
missioned ofcers were shot down while
carrying it-two mortally. The com
manding general directed, Major (after
wards colonel) Gladden not to use the
State Lag but to encase and carry it
back to the State as a sacred relic.
Soon after the return of the regiment
both lags were turned over to the State
and kept in a glass case in the State
house. When Sherman first approahed
Columbia, Capt. W. B. Stanley, then
sident of the Palmetto R'ent
Survivors' association, sent bo fags
to Thomas J. McKay (a private of Co.
() at Chester. After matters settled
down the regulation flag was ret".rned
to Capt. Stanley, but he was never
informed what became of the
State flag. He offered a liberal reward
for its return, and now, that sectional
passions have subsided and a returning
sense of propriety and comity seems to
be actuating both aides, I have also
odered a reward for its return to the
governor of South Carolina in hopes
that it may be brought to light and de
posited with its companion among the
flags of worth of the civil and Spanish
wars now in keeping of the State.
It may be interestn also to state
as a matter of history thtthe regula
tion Bag was loaned by the executive
committee to the First battalion South
Carolina infantry (Lient. Col. Thomp
son) organized for the Spanish war,
which afterwards became part of the
Second South Carolina regiment in
lantry (Vol. Wilie JTones), and was by
the latter carried to Cubs. Upon the
muster out ef the regiment It was re
turned to the comnittee with accomn
panyxg' powder bag taken from Morro'
Uastle. It is probably the only Sag in
the IUited States which has been un
furled in the eapitols of the only two
foreign countries invaded by the United
Statea. The executive committee of
the Survivors' association also request
they be allowed to place the "Jackson
vase" in the legislative library under a
glass case, and under care of the Seere
tary of State or of the librarian, as you
The reasons for this request are that
the committee have no p roper deposi
tory for it, and that all "survivors"
myknow at least where it is, so that
the "last survivor," to whom it will ul
timately belong, may prove his claim
(how and before whom I cannot guess)
and take possession for himself.
The clause of the will of Gen An
drew Jackson in reference to the vase
is in the following words:
"The gold box presented to me by
the corporation of the city of New
York, the large silver vase presented to
me by the ladies of Charleston, S. C.,
my native state, with the large pictures
representing the unfurling of the Am
erican banner, presented to me by the
citisens of South Carolina when it was
refused to be accepted by the United
States senate, I leave in trust tomy
son A. Jackson, Jr., with directions
that should our happy country not be
blessed with peace, an event not al
ways to be expected, he will at the close
of the war or at the end of the conflict
present each of the said articles of in
estimable value to that patriot residing
in the city or State from which they
were prsnted who shall be adjudged
by hsfellow countrymen, or the La
dies, to hare been the most valiant in
the defense of his country and our
In the fall of 1848 A. Jackson, Jr.,
-executor, sent the vase to the governor
of South Carolina with the request to
dispose of it according to the terms of
the will of his testator. The governor
reported that it was impracticable to
obtain a decision what patriot of the
State was "the most valiant in the de
fense of his country and our country's
rights." The executor authorized him
to deliver it to the survivors of the
Palmetto regimient-(Mexican war) to be
disposed by them as they thought best.
the survivors met in Columbia, S. C.,
organized the "Palmetto Regiment
Survivors' association" and elected Wm.
B. Stanley president: The governor
delivered the vase to the association,
which passed a resolution, to wit: that
the vase be kept by the executive com
mittee for and to be the property of
the last survivor of the regiment.
Capt. Stanley died in 1892 and the
undersigned was elected president and
ex officio the personal custodian of the
vase, flag and records of the regiment.
It has been customary to carry the
vase to the meetings of the National
Association of Mexican Veterans when
ever requested to do so. It has been
carried to Washington, D. C., Charles
ton, S. C., Atlanta, Ga., and Nashville
Tenn., and I hope will be carried by
some survivor (not myself) to New 0:
leans, February, 1915.
I shall deposit in the vase, for safe
keeping and future reference a certi
fied copy of extract from will of Gen.
Jackson; and several communications
relative to it, including this semi-official
correspondence, also a list of the pres
ent survivors of the regiment (now
numbering about (40), with their re
spective companies and postoffices; and
that they may know of the present dis
position of the vase (which in all prob
ability will continue until the last sur
vivor shall establish his personal claim),
I will, with your permission, make
public this letter and your answer. I
will only add that, though having
many deseendants, I hereby give my
contingent right of property in the
vase by reason of "last survivorship,"
to "South Carolina, my native State,'
and this letter may be taken as conclu
sive evidence of such gift.
Very respectfully yours, etc.,
James D. Blanding,
Pres. Pal. Reg., Surv. Ass'n.
Sumter, S. C., April 9, 1900.
On receiving your assent to the re
quests above made, I will carry over
and deliver in person the article speci
GOV. MesWINEY 'S LITTE.
Gov. McSweeney promptly wrote
Col. Blanding the following letter:
Columbia, April 11 1990.
Col. J. D. Blanding, Sumter, 6. C.
Dear Sir: It gives me great pleas
ure to acknowledge receipt of your es
teemed favor of the 9th, turning over
to the State in perpetuity one of the
flags carried by the Palmetto regiment
in the war with Mexico. I shall see
that it is placed in the archives re
served for such historic relies; and, o
gether with the interesting hii'ory
which your letter gives of this tattered
and worn banner, have them put in
such position that they may stand as a
memorial to the valor and heroism of
the sons of Carolina who followed this
flag to victory in so many hard fought
battles of the Mexican war; and also as
a constant reminder to those who enjoy
the same birthright, "that truth, cour
age and patriotism endure forever."
The regiment that bore this flag won
honor and distinction, in every battle,
for the American army in its march
from Vera Crus to the City of Mexico,
and in-this they were but "true to the
instincts of their birth." It was this
regiment that led the charge against
the compact front of the enemy when
other regiments had been called upon
by Gen. Shields and declined to volun
teer on account of the dangerous and
haaard'us undertaking. When Col.
Butler was asked if his regiment was
willing to clinch the victory, his
prompt and characteristic reply was,
"Yes, every man of them, and to the
death." They fell upon the enemy
like a -tornado and the victory was
We honor ourselves in honoring the
bravery and patriotism of the noble
sons of Carolina who followed this
But the fe#w of the members of this
noble band survive, and they are scat
tered wide: but, wherever they may be,
it should be a pleasing thought to them
to know that they and their comrades
who have already answered the final
roll call and heard the last tattoo, are
held in such loving rememberane
by the sons and daughters of their na
tive State. My prayez is that those of
this grand old regiment who still sur
vive may have, in their declining year.,
the benedictions of a kind and tender
Providence, as they have the hearty
good will of every true and patriotic
citizen of the State.
It is also with pleasure that I give
permission, in behalf of the State, to
p lace the "Jackson vase" in the legis
lative library, and it shall be properly
cared for and disposed of as directed
by the Survivors' association. I am
sure, I voice the sentiment of the peo
ple of South Carolina when I express
to you my appreciation of the generous
and patriotic spirit which prompt. you
to give your contingent right of proper
ty in the vase by reason of "last sur
vivorship" to South Carolina, your na
tive State, which you have served so
long and so well and so honorably,
whether in war or in peace.
This dlag and the records of the regi
ment and the vase shall be properly
cared for and as you direet; as presi
dent of t.ae Survivors' association. 1
have the honor to remain.
M. B. McSweeney,
Governor of South Carolina.
Democrats Sweep the Pield.
The Democrat. of Louisiana won -a
signal victory in last week'. ecetion.
The Republicans, led by a son of the
renegade United States Senator Caffery,
hoped to carry the State but they
were woefully disappointed. W. W.
Heard, Democratic candidate for gover
nor, appears to have carried nearly
every parish in the State. The sugar
district is almost solidly for the Demo
cratic ticket and the legislature is al
most solidly Democratic in both
branches. The constitutianal amend
ment authorizing the city of New Or
lea~ns to issue $14,000,000 bonds for
water, sewerage and drainage improve
ments, has carried overwhelmingsy.
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator has
been Used in my family and I am per
fectly satisfied that it is all, and will
do all, you claim for it. Yours truly,
A. B. C. Dorsey.
P. 8.-I am using it now myself.
It's doing me good.-Sold by The Mur
ray Drug Co.,' Columbia, S. C., and all
Given the Republican Party By
A MASTERLY ARGUMENT.
He Makes a Brilliant Address,
Rich With Citations From
History, Delivered With
For more than three hours Wednes
day Mr. Hoar, the senior senator from
Massachusetts, occupied the attention
of the senate with a speech in opposi
tion to the policy of "imperialism,"
upon which, he maintained, this govern
ment had embarked. As prepared, the
address was 50,000 words in length, but
Mr. Hoar omitted much of it owing to
an incipient attack of the grip from
which he was suffering.
The speech was brilliantly written,
was illuminated with splendid rhetori
cal figures and was rich with citations
from history. One of the notable parts
of the address was the eulogy nf
Agninaldo. Mr. Hoar did not lika
the insurgent leader to Washington,
aq has been done heretofore, but to
Kossuth, Ooom Paul, Joubert, Nathan
Hale and other builders of the church
of liberty. In statecraft he likened
Aguinaldo, and his associates in the
leadership of the F:!ipinos to the best
minds ever produced in the Asiatic
race, a race which handed down to us
"the Scriptures of the Old and New
Testaments, the poetry of David the
eloquence of Isaiah, the wisdom of olo
mon and the profound philosophy of
One of the most effective parts of his
address was his fancied roll-call of
some of the distinguished statesmen of
the United States on the question of
the retention of the Philippines. He
began with George Washington and
closed with Wm. McKinley, each in a
sentence giving the reason for his vote.
Every vote was in the negative, except
that of Aaron Burr, who voted "yes"
and explained: "You are repeating
my buccanneering expedition down the
Mississippi. I am to be vindicated at
last." When the name of William Mo
Kinley was called, he replied: "There
has been a cloud before my vision for a
moment, but I see clearly now; I go
back to what I said two years ago:
'Forcible annexation is criminal ag
gression; governments derive their just
powers from the consent of the gov
Brued, not some of them, but all of
them. I will stand with the fathers of
the republic. I will stand with the
Founders of the Republican party.
The effect was dramatic. As Mr.
Roar pronounced his peoration the
stillness in the chamber was intense.
Applause swept over the gaderies, but
It was hushed quickly by the president
Mr. Hoar took as his text the Bever
idge resolution declaring the Philip
pines United States territory. He
sited the glory of thle war with Spain,
the prosperity of the American people
at its close, eulogised President Mc
Kinley's course at that time, character
iring him as the best beloved president
who ever sat in the chair of Washing
ton. He begged the Republican party
party not to recede from its principles
md said if, "when we made the peace
treaty, we had adhered to the purpose
we declared when we declared war1 if
we had dealt with the Philppine isl
mnds as we promised to deal, have dealt,
mud expect to deal with Cuba, the
sountry would have escaped the loss of
5,000 brave soldiers, other thousands
af wrecked and shattered lives, the
nockness of many more, the expenditure
af hundreds of millions and, what is
arworse than all, the trampling under
root ofits cherished Ideals.
"I do not expect to acoomplish any
thing for liberty in the P'hilippine
ilands but through the Republican
party but upon it the fat, of these
sa~s for years to come. is to depend.
[ cannot look with favor upon Mr.
Bryan as an alternative. * * *
I believe that not only perseverence
in the present policy will be the aban
donmnent of the principles upon which
our government is founded, that it will
change our republic into an empire,
that our methods of legislation, of dip
lomacy, of administration must hereaf
ter be those which belong to empires
and not those which belong to repub
lie; but I believe persistence in this
attempt will result in the defeat and
overthrow of the Republican party."
Touching upon the constitutionality
of the question at issue, Mr. Hoar said:
"I hold that this acquisition of terri
tory, holding and governing can be only
a means for a constitutional end. And
I maintain that you can no more hold
and govern territory than you can hold
and manage cannons or fleets fcr any
other than a eonstitutional end."
Adverting the authority to be found
in the declaration of independence,
Mr. Hoar declared: "There is expan
sion, enough in it, but it is the expan
sion of freedom and not of depotisin; of~
life, not of death. Never was such
growth in all human history as that
from the seed Thomas Jefferson plant
ed. It has covered the continent. It
is on both the seas. It has saved South
America. It is revolutionizing Eu
rope. It is the expansion of free
dom. It differs from your tinsel, pinch
beck, pewter expansion as the growth
of a healthy youth into a strong mant
differs from the expansion of an ana
conda when he swallow; his victim.
Ours is the expansion of Thomas Jef
ferson. Yours is the expansion of
Aaron Burr. It is destined to as short
a life and to a like fate.
"You have tried gcverning men of
other races than your own at home for
a hundred years. You have dealt with
the Indian, you have dleala with the
negro, close at hand, knowing all
about them. I suppose you feel en
ouraged by yeur success. There are
10,000,000 of them. And now you go
forth to lay your yoke on 10,000,000
more 7,000 miles away, of whom you
know nothing. You go forth jauntily
and boastingly, as Louis Napoleon went
to meet his doom at Sedan."
Mr. Hoar reviewed the rabellion and
made a vigorous defense of the Filipi
nos. The state papers A Ainaldo.
he said, in discussion of the law of
nations by his attorney general, Ma
bani's masterly appeal, are the pro
ducts of the Asiatic mind. The sena
tor fully justified the Filipinos' action
in resisting the American force.
As to what he would do with the
Philippines, Mr. Hoar said:
"Declare now that we will not take
the islands to govern them against their
"Reject a cession of sovereignty
which implies that sovereignty may be
bought and sold and delivered without
the consent of the people.
"Require all foreign government to
keep out of these islands.
"Offer the Filipinos our help in main
taining order until they have a reason
able opportunity to establish a govern
ment of their own.
"Aid them by advice, if they desire
it, to set up a free and inependent gov
"Invite all the great powers of Eu
rope to unite in an agreement that that
independence shall not be interfered
"Declare that the United States will
enforce the same doctrine as applicable
to the Philippines that we declared as
to Mexico and Haiti and the-South
"Then, in a not distant future, leave
them to work out their own salvation,
as every nation on earth, from the be
ginning of time, has wrought out its
A PECULIAR CASE.
A Negro Boy Found in the Sick Cham
ber of a Lady.
A case of somewhat sensational flavor
was heard before Magistrate Smith in
Columbia an Wednesday. As re
ported in the Evening Record, the
facts are are as follows: Richard Neal,
alias Robert Jackson, colored, who
claims Charleston as his home, was
charged with burglary and attempt to
rape. The warrant was sworn out by
J. F. Sanders, white, who lives near
the Southside Baptist church, in the
Mr. Sanders said that at 3 o'clock
Wednesday morning he found the Ne
gro, who is not much more than a boy,
in his wife's bedroom. She has been
quite sick for the past week or two and
is very feeble. Mr. Sanders was sleep
ing in the same room and had frequent
ly to get up to administer to his wife
medicine. He kept a lamp brightly
burning in the room. Shortly after 2
o'clock he gave his wife medicine and
fell over in his bed and must have
slept more soundly than he expected
to do. His wife aroused him and told
him that some one was in the room.
He arose and, Lading the light cu,
was much alarmed.
He grabbed for the match box, but
didn't find it in its place. In the
meantime in the dark he caught the
Negro by the arm, standing near his
wife's bed. Finally, striking a match,
he held the Negro, who did not in the
meantime off any resistance. Mr. San
ders said he heard some people jump
off the piazza and that his first inten
tion was to kill the bey; but, remem
bering his wife's feeble condition, he
refrained from doing so. He called in
several neighbors and took the boy to
The boy did not deny being in the
house, but said that he had been made
drunk by two white tramps whose
names he did net know. He attempted
to describe them to Judge Smith, but
his description was not perfectly elear.
Sanders and his friends said that they
would look out for such men as de
scribed and if they were found they
would be brought before the magistrate.
The boy is only about 14 or 15 years
ld, but, according, to Mr. Sanders,
there can be no doubt as to his inten
tions from the eircumstanees. He was
ent to jail to await trial.
Gov, Goebel's Xurderers.
A dispatch from Frankfort, Ky., says
Henry I. Youtsey, James Howard,
Herry Howard, Harland Whittaker and
"Tallow Dick" Combs, colored, have
been indicted by the grand jury for the
murder of Gov. Goebel, and Secretary
of State Caleb Powers and Capt. John
T. Wharton were indicted as accessories
before the fact. In the indictment, re
lating to the alled accessories, three
other men are ind'ircly referred to as
accessories, thoaghx no indictments
were reported against thorn. They are
Gov. W.S8. Taylor, Green Golder and
Capt. John Davis. Henry E. Youtsey,
who is mentioned as the first principal,
was a clerk in the eoce of State Audit,.
or Sweeney. Jizi and Berry Howard
are cousins and mountaineers of note
connection with the old Howard feud.
Harlan Wnittaker lived in Butler, Gov.
Taylor's home county, and is alleged to
have been in the room in the executive
building from which the shot was fired.
Dick Combs, the negro, lived at Beat
tyville, and also came with the moun
tain men. Caleb Powers is the Repub
lican contestee for secretary of state,
and John T. Powers, another of the
defendants named as an accessory, is
his brother. Charles Finley was sec
retary of state under the former Repub
lican State administration when W. 0.
Bradley was governor. W. H. Culton
was a clerk in the offie of Auditor
Sweeney. Wharton Golden was a mem
ber of the Taylor State guard, and
claimed to turn State's evidence on the
stand in the examining trial of Caleb
Powers, when he recited what he
claimed to be the inside facts relating
to the alleged conspiracy to murder
Goebel and enough Democratic mem
bers of the legislature to give the Be
publicans a majority.
The Only Way Out.
The women of the ecuntry may as
well begin now to brace their con
sciences on the guestion of age. The
census man will be around in two
months and refusal to answer his
pointed personal questions will be a
misdemeanor, punishable with fine and
imprisonment. The best plan, perhaps,
will be to send a colored servant habit
uated to polite prevarications to an
swer for the family.-Greenville News.
A New Wonder.
A Georgia man has retired from pub
lio life because he thinks too many of
his relatives hare offies. He has a
right to a place amnong the wonders of
The Deadly Plague.
The deaths from plague throughout
India during the past week slightly de
creased in number but the aggregate is
till upwards of 4,000.
A FROTHY DEBATE
As to Whether the Honorable
William McKinley's Mind Is
HUNG ON SPRING HINGES
Permitting it to Wig-Wag in or
Out, According as Pressure
is Applied. There Was
The debate in the House of Repre
senatives Wednesday on the naval ap
propriation bill drifted into politics
and for a good portion of the afternoon
members fought hammer and tongs
across the political aisle. The partisan
rancor almost culminated in a sensa
tional scene between Mr. Grosvenor of
Ohio, the champion of the administra
tion, and Mr. Williams of Mississippi.
Mr. Williams askek Mr. Grosvenor,
who had joined in the debate, if it was
not true that the president had changed
his mind on the Puerto Rican question.
There was considerable fencing, Mr.
Wheeler taking a hand in trying to
force the Ohioan. At last Mr. Grosre
nor made an allusion to Mr. Williams'
method of interrupting him which the
latter resented with an emphasis that
portended a personal quarrel on the
floor, but Mr. Williams inally allowed
Mr. Grosvenor to proceed, reserving
his reply until the Ohioan had finished.
- "Does the gentleman deny that -he
president has changed his mind?"
asked Mr. Kitchin of North Carolia,
addressing Mr. Grosvenor.
"As son as it became manifest to
the president that money had to be
raisedin some way and that the ways
and means committee of this house had
brought in a tariff bill providing for
15 per cent. or 25 per cent.," replied
Mr. Grosvenor, "the president recog
nized the right and power of this house
to orginate that tarif bill. But I call
the gentleman's attention to the fact
in the message of the president he gave
no sign or indication of when he de
sired that free trade measure should
go into elect. We, by our vote, put it
so that within the next 60 days, 90
days, four months, any time after the
organization of the civil government
the people of Puerto Rico can have free
trade. The president has signed it and
thereby given his approval to it."
"The gentleman says the president
bows to the will of congress," inter
posed Mr. Wheeler. "In the debate on
the Puerto Rican question when the
gentleman appealed to his colleagues
to support the pending bill, he charged
it to be true that the president of the
United States was then in accord with
Mr. Grosvenor-I say so now.
Mr. Wheeler-He ohanges his opin
Mr. Grosvenor-I say .he did not
change his opinion in any material re
spect, he simply changed from the
original idea of free trade to what was
almost the condition of free trade that
we appended. to the measure. The coun
try understands it. Congressman after
on naman who stood here in defense
f e bill has been sent back here with
a unanimity almost unparelleled. The
Republican party will not lose any
votes in the coming election because of
its action on the Puerto Rican bill.
We are not holding back by the coat
tails of the world and hollering whoa
(laughter), we have got something to
show for our opinions. Witness the
splendid organization of the government
of Hawaiian territorny. Look at the
liberal, generous, Christian laws that
we have bestowed upon the people of
Perto Rico. Look at the fact that
but for the intervention of a few men
on this side of the water we should
have extended the same benefits of the
onstitution, the same liberality of
American citizenship, in embryo at
least, to the people of the Philippine
islands. But we would not consent that
iillions of Malays and all those people
iight come over here and march into
our labor markets and we will make it
warm for you before the campaign is
over. (Laughter and applause on the
epublican side.) In due time under
the wisdom of the Republican party
and under the blessings of God we will
send liberty and equal rights, as rapidiy
as they can comprehend them, to the
people of Puerto Rico and to the peo
ple of the Philippine island. (Ap
plause on the Republican side)
When Mr. Grosvenor took his seat
Mr. Williams demanded an opportunity
to reply and time was accorded him.
"Mr. Chairman," said he, speaking
with deliberation, "as a man grows old
he learns something. I have learned
something today. 1 will never again
while a member of the American een
gress undertake to ask a question of
any member on this Soor who is not
suficently well versed in the ordinary
courtesies of human intercourse as to
be capable of returning at least a polite
reply to a polite inquiry. Further than
that it would be almost impossible for
me without a breach of parliamentary
rule to express myself upon that par
"I asked the gentleman from Ohio a
question which he either could not
answer or would not answer or in his
usual lawyer-like politician style de
sired to eyade.- That question has not
been answered yet. The gentleman said
on this door that the president of the
United States had not changed his
mind upon the Puerto Rican question.
Remember, I did not charge that he
had. What I charged was that he had
rmitted others to change his mind
or him, which in my opinion was not
a thing of which any man could at any
time be proud. But in charity to the
president and in charity to many of
the members of this house, I asked the
gentleman when he denied that the
resident had changed his mind that
eprmit me to ask a question; and he1
yieled. I asked him whether the pres
ident had not in a public message an-'
nouned that he was in favor of free
trade between Puerto Rico and the
balance of the United States and also
whether various members of this house
had not risen one sfter another to say
that the president had told them in
private conversation subsequently that I
in favor of the bill which passed the
house. There was nothing rude in that
inquiry; there was nothing personal in
it; there was nothing discourteous in
it; there was nothing unprecedented in
it; there was nothing in it that could
have stirred up wrath in the breast of
any man except one who felt as if he
had to break up the convention in a
row in order to keep from arriving at
an election. That is all." (Democratic
Mr. Grosvenor disclaimed any inten
tion of affronting Mr. Williams and
there the matter ended.
MUSIC AND ART.
How They Will be Illustrated in
Columbia's Great Festival.
Columbia, April 21.-Special: The
preparations for Columbia's Festival of
Music and Art are now complete.
There is every assurance that a large
attendance will greet the singers at
each of the three concerts to be given.
The hall of the House of Representa
tives, where the concerts are to take
place, will be especially arranged for
the occasion comfortably seating the
critical audience that will attend. The
several railroads having made a one
fare rate for the occasion, there will be
quite a number of people coming from
the territory within a radius of a hun
dred miles from Columbia.
The leading performers already men
tioned ii this correspondence will all
Mde Meredith, the soprano, has de-.
lighted her audienees everywhere by
the sweetness, naturalness, compass
and power of her voice, and by the ex
cellent taste of all her renditions.
Miss Cleary, whose pure contralto
voice bespeaks an extraordinary gift,
which its possessor has so far appre
ciated that she has added assiduous
cuitivation. She has sung beiore au
diences whose standards were of the
very highest, and she nas invariably
called forth the highest praises.
Amil Rieger has been called the
prince of tenors, because in the esti
mate of critics, he stands among the
highest. His voice is sweet, smooth,
of great compass and, in many of his
renditions exhibits that attractive qual
ity to which we apply the *ord "de
votional." He always sings with feel
Heinrich Meyi, the baritone, has a
voice that is little short of wonderful,
so powerful is it in the heavier selec
tions, and yet he sings the daintiest
little ballads with a tone so clear and
bell-like that he all but bewitches his
Ludience. His voice is full and round,
seething over with emotion, and he
sings with an expression that charms
John Chesire, harpist, to the Duke
Df Edinburgh, ranks among tne finest
living performers on that instrument.
En all the wide range of his travels, he
as left impressions which haye given
a reputation which will last always.
Miss Celia Schiller, piano soloist in
the orchestras of Damrosch and Leidl,
oompletes the list of leading musicians
who will appear.
The mixed chorus of 40 voices has
been under the careful training of Mr.
E. J. F. Mayser who has charge of the
lepartment of music in the Presbyteri
an College for Women. They will do
their part handsomely.
The chorus of 60) female voices, also
under the training of Mr. Mayser, have
been practicing the cantata which they
will present, and there is no doubt that
this will add much to the enjoyment of
But the other feature of the Festival
must not be overlooked-the art exhib
it, under the auspices of the Columbia
Art League. Thus far the list of ex
hibits is as follows:
1. Cincinnati Academy of Art will
fuish work of students and teachers.
2. Mr. Christy's collection of pa
los from the Scribner collection of
3. Collection of water colors from
4. Two photographic exhibits from
Washington, D. C., on. reproductions
f mural decorations in congressional
library, the other an exhibit of artistic
5. An exhibit of minatures.
A Big BRunian
The alumni of Woftord college are to
have a big reunion at oommencement
this year. The following letter is be
ing sent out by a committee on invita
tions consisting. of J. Wright Nash, D.
D). Wallace, H. N. Snyder. W. Wi. Dun
>an, J. G. Clinksoales, J. F. Brown,
W. E. Burnett, E. L Archer, G. W.
Heinitsh, James Cofield, and J. L.
"The local alumni and citizens of
Spartanburg desire to make the com
ig commencement an ever memorable
one in the history of Wofford college.
We sherefore extend to every graduate
md former student a most cordial in
itation to be present on that occasion.
[t will be our pleasure to entertain as
>ur guests every son of the old college.
Plans are on foot to effect class reun
Lns. The rates of travel will be un
"We have every assurance that this
rill be the largest gathering of college
lumni ever seen in South Carolina.
Scome and be one among us. Please
rtify the chairman of the committee
m entertainment by May 15th."
There is a committee on entertain
nent headed by Mayor A. B. Calvert,
i banquet committee headed by S. B.
Tones and a toast committee headed by
Prof. A. G. Rembert.
Beauty and Utility.
Among the elements which, in com
>ination, go to make that which ap
cals to the taste of mran or women are
>eauty and utility. In the new ball
>earing Domestic sewing machine we
ave such a combination. It is finely
inished in every part. It is substan
al, durable-so much so that, in use
or family sewing, it really never shows
ear. It is attractive in appearance,
imple, light running, quiet in opers
on. Full information will be gladly
urnished by J. L. Shull, 1219 Taylor
treet, Columbia, 8. C.
The Greenville Mountaineer is wag
ng avigorous fight against the trusts
md urges the farmers to attend their
oal organisations and make the same
ight they made ten years ago against
TIM CUBAN CENSUS.
It Xakes an Admirable Showing
for the Ilan.
Gen. Sanger Thursday made public
the compendious results of the Cuban
census taksn under his direction. The
total population of Cuba is 1,572,797,
including 815,205 males and 757,592
females. - There are 447,372 white
males and 462,926 white females of
native birth. The foreign whites num
ber 115,760 males and 26,459 females.
There are 111,898 male Negroes and
122,740 female Negroes. The mixed
races number 125,500 males and 145,
Of the total population of the island
1,118.709 persons are set down as single,
246,351 as married; while 131,787 live
together by mutual consent. There
are 85,112 widowed persons.
Of the total population accordng to
citizenship 20,478 are Spanish; 1,296,
367 are Cuban; 175,811 are in suspense;
79,526 are of other citizenship and 616
are unknown. The Spanish by birth
number 129,240. Of the children of
10 years of age and over, 49,414 have
attended school. Of the total popula
tion 443,426 can read and write and
19,158 have a superior education.
The table on citizenship, literacy and
education is specially important as
forming the basis of sufrage about to
be conferred. Because so many citi
zenships are still in suspense, and for
other reasons, the returns are not quite
complete, but the conclusion is drawn
that there will be at least 114,000
qualifed native Cuban voters under the
proposed basis of suffrage, and against
this there. will be .55,767 Spaniards
whose citizenship was in suspense
when the census was taken, less the
number who have since declared to
preserve their Spanish citizenship, and
plus illiterate Spaniards, not declared
who are the owners of property. It is
not believed that there 'W be any
great number of the latter class as the
total number of illiterate ish males
over 21 is only 17,428. The compari
son shows a muchgreater preponderance
of Cuban voters than was expected.
There are 187,826 white adult males
who were born in Cuba as against 96,
083 born in Spain; 6,794 born in other
countries and 127,300 colored.
Males are in excess in the total popu
lation, except in Santiago, though the
female whites outnumber the male
whites, exceptin Pinardel Rio. Among
the Negroes andmixed racesthe females
are in excess; while among the foreign
whites the males are largely in excess.
The Negroes are in the minority in
Duba, constituting only 32 per cent. of
the population, being the most numer
Dus in Santiago, where they constitute
13 per cent. The native whites con
stitute more than one-half the popula
ion, or 58 per cent. The proportion
)f children under 5 years is unusually
small, but the proportion under 21 is
cormal; about one-half of the popula
ion. Only 15.7 per cent. of adults
were married. Nearly nine-tenths of
he inhabitants were born in Cuba.
Rine-tenths of the children less than
,en years of age do not attend school;
orty-three per cent. above ten years
TO7RmIT IS BOUNCED.
Was Charged With Storing Liquor in
the Custom House.
Prouident McKinley removed John
R. Tolbert as Collector of the port of
Charleston and appointed Robert M.
Wallace, of Sumter, as his successor.
Tolbert was removed on the reeommen
lation of Secretary of the Treasury
Qiage to the President.
This action is taken upon the recent
report of government agents in which
it was shown to the satisfaction of the
secretary that Tolbert and other offi
ials and employee of the Charleston
custom house secreted liquor in the
building for illegal purposes. Wallace,
it is said, will disniathe deputy col
ector and as least one janitor and pos
sblygotherf, who are alleged to have
had a hand in the storing of the liquor.
Thie clerks who are presumably inno
sent of wrong doing will not be dis
A 'ipachfrom Charleston says the
remoa of Tolbert eause4 little sur
prise there. April Ist a special agent
of the treasury department, aceompan
led by several dispensary constables
searched the Charleston custom house
for contraband liquor. Twenty-nine
10-galon casks were found and evidences
showed they had been dumped into the
drain. The case against the collector
was strong and upon the report of the
special agent Tolbert was removed and
Wallace nominated to the position.
Tolbert twas never reoied' in.
Charleston except bfiily 'peo
pie there be'n~ e- nfit in
every way foi any position of impor
tance or dignity. His removal will he
a distinct relief to Charleston. Wal
lace is a Confederate veteran and is
well thought of in Chiarleston notwith
standing his strong Bepublican senti
The War Goes On.
A dispatch fro~n Manila says:
rwelve hundred Tagaloes attacked
Dase's battalion at its headquarter's at
Dagayan on the 7th. The Americans
ought twenty minutes and drove the
ragaloes to the mountains. Fifty of
bhem are killed and thirty wounded
md taken prisoneiks. The Americans
id fifteen ossus~Ities. The enemy's
~orce was a hundred and fifty rifles,
md the remnaindek olomen and arch
rs. Their mounte spearmen swooped
own in a howlid mass at daylig'ht,
urprising our pentinels and killing
Aroe of them.'
It is said that the state department
as sent a peremptory note to Turkey
equiring that the indemnity claimed
iy us must be paid immediately or she
vill have to take the consequences.
'his ends the diplomacy battle on our
ide, and unless Turkey settles up we
ill send a gan boat or two over and
nake her do so.
Good for Lake City.
The postoffice at Lake City in this I
state which has been closed ever since
Baker, the postmaster, was killed by a
nob, has been reopened with Mrs.
Dela D. Carter as postmIstress. Mrs.
Jarter is an excellent lady, and will I
;ive satisfaction to the patrons of the ]
A FINE SHOWING.
South Carolina's Record In Cot
ton Mill Building Since
THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.
The Average Daily Investment of
Capital, Exclusive of Sun
days, Over Sixty
The following which we dip Lfrnm
the Columbia State, will be of inturest
The total capitalization of the new cot
ton mills projected in South Oaresli
since Jan, 1, 1900, including inoresses
of capital stock, which merely mess
enlargement of existing mills, amounts
to the handsome total of *5,675,000
almost six millions of dollars. And
this does not include the several mial
now building which are doing Be with
out securing incorporation papers. If
they are included the Igures to dit.
would be, in round numbers, six mil
lions. The figures given Thursday are
taken directly from the records on Me
in the offie of the secretary of stae.
They show a totalof 25 sew mlls, and
five mills enlargzg.' T-s it Is seen
that the average of a little over !60,00
a day, exclusive of .Sundays, i new
capital has been going into new at
ton mis since the opening of the year.
The statement is given by counties
and, as will be seen, Grenvile 6ont
l the prooession.
The Croft Manufacturing
Co., Croft Station, com
missioned March 10th... $ 2A0S0
The Clear Water Bleachery
and Mfg. Co., Clear Wa
ter, com. March 15th... 006
The Weinona mill, Aiken
county, com. March 27th. 3000*
Anderson Yarn and Knit
ting mils, Anderson, &Ld.
Feb. 6th............... 2s,0
Willuamstan mills, Wiliam
ston, com. Feb. 7th..... 106,6
aeorgia Carelina Mfg. Co.
Anderson, oom. Feb. 10 100,0
Dox Mfg. Co. Anderson,
chartered FeL 10th.. 00,00
Wilmont mills, HoneaPath,
com. Feb. 26th........UU0
'he Wylie mills, eharteredi
Feb. 6th, cou. Jan. 28th. 160,0
L'he Cheraw Cotton mills
Charaw, com. Jan. 31st.. 10%M60
'he Timestone fg. Co.,
Gfney, com. Jan. 8th.. 2W
he Blackburg Cotton Mill
Co., Blask.burg, .
Jan. 26th............... 100,00
Ifon&chan mills, ehartered
AprIl 17th, Greenvile
county, corn. Jan. 4th. 0000
3impsonville Cotton mills,
Jan. 31st ..... ...... .S20,0N
P'ork Shoals Cotton mHi
chartered Feb. 6th, 1000. 00,0
The Franklin mills, Greers,
com. Mah 28th.... ... 45,006
The Carolina mills, Green
ville, corn. April 11th... 50,00
The Bradley Mfg. Co.
Bradley, corn. March 24. 100,006
The Verdery Cotton mills,
Verdery, corn. April 2nd. 100,000
Do Kalb Cotton mills, Cam
den, corn. Jan. 1st...... 20,666
Baxon mills, 8partaburg,
corn. Jan. 11th........20W0
Mary-Louise mills7 Island
Creek, comn. April 9th... 50,000
Alpha Uotton mills, Jones
uille, chartered March 6. 100,60
Buffalo Cotton mills, Unilon
chartered April 18th.... 600,00
Total (25 mills)........50,009
INRAisE Or CArrTAr. stoor.
Anderson Cotton mills...100,000
Oourtney f.0Co...... )0 00
Beauid'ont Mfg. Co.........06
Eis Taleof Wee.
Gov. McSweeney received Wednes
day a long communication from James.
W. Tolbert, who was ran out of Mo
Oormick last week by aconmmittaof
eitizens. The communication is a tass
of woe, telling the trials and tribal.
bion that Tolbert has had. It was re
meived as information and is under ad
visement by the governor and by the
ittorney general: Tolbert requeats that
the letter be kept on 11o.
A Repuhlica Row.
The Alabama Bepaiblican State con
vention which met last Thursday In
the State House at Montgomery broke
Ip in row, in which pistols was used.
O)ne man was shot and dangerously
wounded. The governor had both fa.
dions expelled from the State House and
grounds. Two seperate oonentilem
was then held and two sets of delegates
sleeted to the national convention.
The annual election of city ad
nunicipal offiers at New Haven, (Jon.,
Wednesday resulted in a complete vio
ory for the Democratic candidates.
Wo mayorality candidate was voted
or. The Democratic majorities range
rom 2,000 to 2,300 and are the largest
n years. The Democrats have contrti
fiboth branches of the common con
J. J. Newman, tired of life, blew up
dimself and his offie at Datehi Creek,
dine, N. C., Wednesday. The ~body
isa aniderably mangled.