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4)ALEAS is CIRUWDE!).
Over One Hundred Thousand Visitcrs
in the City to
HONOR CONFEDERATE HEROES.
Ei;;hty Thousa:nd Men IleepIing in the
City ol Tenzt-. Twelve Thous
and Breakfast at One Time.
Dallas, Texas, is crowded with o'd
Confederate heroes anid their frieni
It was estimated Tuesday night
there was 125.000 visitors in iti),,,
From cari morning unItil I
night the streets were Ti l :
it is said over :;o.000 peope U ited
the camp of the old veterans inl tlhe
fair grounds. While thousands of
visitors did not leave the business sec
tion of the city, Camp .Johnston. tw'o
miles distant. where tbe opening exei
cises were held, was crowded to the
limit. Delegation after delegation
from the four c-rners of the countr y
reported and were assigned to their
divisions in the vast city of tents.
The great mess shed, seating 12.o0.
was opened at 10 o'clock. An armv
of cooks and waiters worked like bea
vers. while the veterans. with a hun
ger born of a night in the open. did
their best in an able manner to keep
the cooks busy.
DIDN'T WAIT FOR COMMANDER.
The convention was compelled to
open with Gen. Gordon. the comman
der in chief absent. Hon. John M.
Allen, the orator of the day. was not
present when the convention began.
Gov. Sayers and lion. G. B. Gerald.
however, appeared at the last moment
and were vociferouly cheered. Among
those on the stage were Judge John
H. Reagan the only surviving mem
ber of the Davis cabinet: W. L. Gabell:
Gen. Stephen D. Lee. a cousin of R.
E. Lee: Gov. Heard, of Louisiana:
Mayor Capdeville of New Orleans:
Col. Lee Crandall, who was on "Stone
wall Jackson's staff: Miss Lucy Lee
Hill of Chicago, the sponsor in chief.
and Miss Virginia Paddock of Fort
Worth, Tex., the chief maid of honor.
When the convention opened the
veterans, many of them comparing the
bounteous plenty of their breakfasts
with the starvation they were often
called upon to endure during the war,
were in high good humor. The build
ing, seating 9,000 people, was filled
to the topmost row, soon after the
convention was called to order by Gen.
K. M. Fan Zandt, president of the
Texas Reunion association. From
pillar and post hung bunting and
flags and pictures of old Confederate
chieftains. The crowds were com
posed not alone of veterans, but of
their sons and wives and daughters.
Maids of honor and sponsors, some
notably those from Louisiana-in
brass buttons and Confederate gray,
but the majority in cool white-lent
an air of ornamentation to the scene.
Following the opening of the meeting
by Gen. Van Zandt, Chaplain Young
of Texas delivered a touching invoca
tion. Gen. Joseph D. Sayers, on be
half of the State of Texas, then wel
comed the visitors to the State. He
was followed by Ben. E. Cabell. mayor
of Dallas, who gave the veterans the
freedom of the city, speaking as fol
THE WELCOME TO DALLAS.
Hon. Commander and M1embers of
the United Confederate Vn terans As
sociation: Words possess not the
power to express the welcome we
would extend to you. Within our
borders dwell the children of your
selves and of your comrades in arms.
Taught by the glorious examples fur
nished in your unparalleled record of
courage and patriotism, we individu
ally vie with each other in our devo
tion toyour heroic association. Actu
. ated by a love akin to idolatry with
one voice we bade you come, and from
the youngest tot to the aged member
of every household feelings of pleasur
able anticipation have oone out to
every nook and corner of ]5ixie land.
Since your coming was announced
in our midst there is not a threshold
here where aught but glad welcome
awaits you. Proud of the historic re
cord bequeathed to us by you our ap
preciation and devotion to your most
noble band by opening our homes, our
arms and our hearts for your incoming.
We would have you feel that though
you have many of you traveled far.
you are yet very near and in the very
midst of the strongest atfect ions of
the sunlit land of the south. I beg to
assure you that nowhere in the land
that challenges the admiration of the
would for its devotion to your beloved
association can be found hearts mor'e
loyally devoted than those whose
guests you are today.
We are grateful for this opport unity
ti show our children our unchanged
and unchangeable devotion to the he
roes whose deeds of valor till the
brightest pages of our country's his
tory. Personally it is the proudest
day of my life as the representative of
our enterprising city in the name of
every citizen to bid you joyous wel
come. We beg that you will under
stand that we take a holiday to do
your bidding. That our most earnest
and anxious wish is to act the welcome
of our hearts which is more loving than
our tongue can tell.
To the Daughters of the Con federacy
and the Sons of Confederates wye wvish'
to give assurance that without them
this grand assemblage would he in
complete. The veterans regard you as
an inseparable part of their associa
tion and could not satisfactorily hold
their reunions without your presence.
Your attendance is a glad manifesto of
your appreciation of the glorious herit
age acquired by your fathers througvh
undaunted courage and unblemishedi
patriotism. We bid you thrice wel
come and ask your cordial part ici pat ion
in all and everything prepared for t his
great occasion. To all other visitors
coming into our midst to encourage,
and join in the glad shouts of lasting
love and devotion for the aged veter
ans, who in the morniig of their lives,
furnished to the world the grandest
examples of heroic devotion to thec
principles recorded in the world 'is
tory, we bid you a cordial welcome. To
all that make up this grand assembl
age: the people of Dallas. along every
street. from the stores and shops,
from the mansion and the cott ae. *n
one voice in all sincerity cries out wci
come and thrice welcome to the hest
and all we have.
A TEXAS WELCCME.
G. B. Gerald of Waco welcomed the
visitors to Texas. lie said:
In welcoming the veterans on be
half of the Confederate veterans of
Texas, lion. G. B. Gerald of Wa co.
paid a tribute t'o the Confederate sol
dier, both in war and in peace: con
demned imperialism and opposed the
admission of Confederate veterans to
homes for U~nion soldiers. thmu~h ihe
said he honored President 1e Ninley
for his expressions upon this subject .
adding that "he thought he voiced1
the sentiment of the south when hec
said that MIeKinley's death was thme I
greatest calamity this land has known
sine the dath of L incoln." Mr7.
ni Visitors: An
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c. Staini of h-onor: an for. ti' 1: rea
si. I ItU itt Itdi 1I 1iiac n ~
spone !o 'eI 1h1 comlimen t pad
t a.. U II I I It rt(1 1 1ut i * 1 1%
ihah of iie t nedt erzt soit hrsL h
Texa~s. 1 ,o t only11v 1 teir old1 com"rades
whIo ha ve com'Ie 1) .:"inl inl t he e.r
t ion Of 'iht, ! iN * . 1; f *ut4) nT for i tI ause?.
bit all oIhers: n) Ii mal li frm whee
I her comite. or w het ier I It ey re.' tictl
t h. l ictor I f t h lit ' r 0 1 1 u 11
over the <!--tEt of the gry I wel-.
come10N yOU 'in the 01: m 1 o 'ite city ol
I)la t la"; to Th i tt i'im hearts and j -
iitableut lun es, fhinol men ma~it
tilentdild wolenit. w\ho arbut N tyrpical
oae len te Is IlhiaS i fou/md
su re Vtat i is Ie grhat r e publ
P(o tf tils me)l spot led of it
Voun eirce. 1 V I h1 You to onu andobl.e
iind 'k ind1(1red heI(a r! and co IlgenI"d.1
soulsl and te ane to recall1, oi day hun'
spenlit wit ii its a-, amnongo Iihe mnostz pleaus
anlt s of our lives. Inl wetxotle i l tid
old comtrade of oir Skat v,. wihi soe
whloml for four lolng \NL.shae
rie toils of I Il n itrgl YU t'
Wit In Ie auranel hat t Confeer
au sokliers of Texas hothn as l itzens
of the wtrl and of ea11 gr'eat WRepubli
have nlot proved false. to thevir record
in the past.
To the Sons anod Dausglters of the
ConfedraiCy, 1 eend 1o you a doulble
welcomne. for. you art, bone of Our hone.
and flesh of otur deh. al so ouri and
is ommoiTted the t-nk of soelpm to
vindiatel wh w e t hof hirtorywh we
are goneo. Andl I carge you todlay.
Sons and lDaugohters. that You never
grow wearv of the rust coasited to
your keepi'ng. Remember how lon, it
took the word to learn for whal o\ il
liam the Silent fough. fo what Horg.
Egodont and thouans Of others din :e
and that there is surely sleeping in the
womb of time the pen of some other
Notely which will dive through t he
musty records of the past as it tells
the true story o[ the rise ahe fall of the
Southern Confederacy, and when it is
told it will live embalmed in sto:-y and
in song unt il the Eng~lish langutage dlies.
GE-N. GORDON ARRIVE$.
At 1.15 p. .e, Commander-in-Chief
Gordon arrived. The manner f his
entrance into the vast auditorium was
dramatiec. Gen. Van Zandt had an
nounced that all hope of the presonce
of Gen. Gordon had been abandoned
and the meeting hadbeen turned over
to Gen. S. D. Lee. commander of the
Army of the Tennessee.
Gen. Lee was In the midst %f his
seec when il commbner hadoce acnd-a
ear tf the laor. TheOur loe co
alcude hear toheuwod hat wird,
pleasedou mAt thanm thse veteany
"'I wasllt fpaul no mie." said Gen.
Goren when the appmande had subn
mande "tat s twenty ors ateil
aybe you boys can remember a tile
wen I was not late."
GtEN. (+ORDON'S sPEECHI.
(;en. Gordon's speech was as follows:.
Governor.3Mr.3Mayor,. Gentlemen of
Committee and my fellow countrymen
of Teaas: How shall I tell you what we
think of Texas, of her gr'eat hearlted peo
ple. her broad praires and st ill broader
hospitality? I but pooly expr'ess the
thought of these vet erans when I say
that whether we look at her geographi
cally. historically or' sentimentally Tex
as is about the bigest t hing? we ever' saw.
She can raise cattle enough on he wild
lands to furnish all the canned beef for
the armies of Uuele Sam. .John Ball
and tile Germnan empire. and st ill ha ce
fertile lands enoulgh left. if lianited'
ill the leeck staple. to mtaixe
more hales of cotton than ar'e product.ed
by America and Egypt combined: or. if
olanted ini train crops, to feed ever'y
ian. woman and child ini the union.
With such a terrlit ory'-almost equal
to that of tile original 13 St ates w"hich
t hew otT the yoke of bondage and.
wrechted fr'eedom fron t he greatest of
empres-tis !gr'eat commonnwealt h
holds today w ithlin its boarders a popu
lation devoted to 1hose sanme imperish
able principules -a ptopulat ILLn whlieb. if
tle oceasion should comei would wage
another se.ven-year' war int defence of
this intherited1 repuldic. its flag. ns
laws and its regulat ed lbe'rt les.
In the few mtonwttst iln wh'lichl pro
p'iety permits mie to speak, I datre not
trust myself to make mlore thani the
b~riefest allusion to T1exas htistoryv. I
cannot sturvey even the continesof that
vast tield, made so rich and so inspiring
by the great deedsof~i her mar it ial sons.
Indulge me~ jtust lung enough to. say
that fr'om her birt h, t hrough all her
costly experiences as a si ruggling re
public, and thro'ugh subseq~uenlL wars.
the sons of Texas. whenever sumoned~
to the sacriftice, have poured out their
Goliad indl Sain Jai LLnto fromn Buna i
\ ti a and Serrto G ordo. from~ Chican
matua'.s il and Ithe siere rLL'IC ocks
of the IUUund Tops'1 at'Gettyshurgl fromt
the hairre of her eowhoys and toughl
riders up the wire girdle' stcens of Smli
tiaigo. from every 1attle tieldi ma de
ieorblte byv .\mteican) val cme's
tte t briillingAr 'l anserel ofl Tea XI free
dm ca.~ ll. No w onder slhe ha's ml
spied hier neigersl'l" bieytod the Ilio
rane withi"itI 'uch wholesome respecLt
for her proge.s. NO wlonder' that t h
Lone Star is so) dazin g to Mlexican
yes. Youi ktnw tait tile Miexicans
claim they coul' d stan up'1lt fa irly well
ga inst the whiole' of the Unit edI State
if it were not for Texas
But not only is jTe'xas great histoi
lly and great in iher tgeogtraiphicval x
atse. butt she canf dot. mtore in a smiall
space than any Vt1e count ry Inte
vorld. As proof. I poinit you to li:l
Spinde Top whr Ia fI ew ac.res can
pour out of t e greasy throats. of boil
ing t hun d'rmg prusherst itli ough to
ight e very I a'nt Ithe land an1 at 4
tze smneti tine if government experi
ment'Is atre succssul.enug il tt0 kilt
all the tma tes lfrom th'e .e'e
Agai T'tIexas Ihas it Ie bttr.iggest i' (eI f
therh si in al I h le an ivers. Shl i~
lulstrateC byl muing e? T het I broh
'tetly has alr'early an-wered with th
lame ofel let''hOu i )'la 'C'S d
teool fro lhe WuIde) lohanu tlhouha
Ifhe '0''0'lt1' 7 isi' lt('f i~ a011 rn I in
>r Ot onenta ite. nr tpcigl lin pLgr
yovlse veins runs the blood of the Lounii
les of this m Vi repubie whose
son it is 'o ih ny for stru in
*man'y - igha :o freedom.
!u 1 a I n i h dI mi t rdo fl
1:: 10:14hono :na,hIoo.d and loe I:"
va I.Inawn.yu yflo ~m
v li wmndl \.()It IIIV l\- ~
TeeX of : exSbe lieve. and you have
a in1 to believe that everv soldler
u~ 10) braveIly fougt ini ihe t'uunfedilati
arv ani remnainied Ioyal to its menw1
ries.::sw'I as loyal to the repuibe. 0
a prinee 1n huis Iown right ant hy Is 0
own achivement. You helieve. and
von hlave right to bieye. t hat eve ry
grav can Ihat ever sheltered Ihe head
of : faiul ('onfedral e privat e. is a
obler Itrowni t han that. worn hv aI
poleniate (n earth. But I am I re
passilng anwi imu1st close with1 the affee
SionaI reetings of those soldiers to
1, ihs.eaIt S tt e and gloriouseit y. Our
a: re (illo hot h s. and so long as life
lasts we will hold y-ou in lovin g em
hoausands (if peoiple lined the st reetst
during the afternoofn and were appre
eiative \witnesses (if the arrival of ;
Musta ohtf 1 en Selim. the kaliph, di- I
rt fr~l mf:edd
The Nal\ip' is king of an organiza
tion wV hich annually regales Dallas .
with a sort of mardi gras. " lis un
uterable xIltedniess" withl his sub
Jects 1ar 1 with all thesplendor th it
t isei can g:ve, was broug_,ht into the
lrenin to len'd a streak of oriental
splendl r oi the occasion of the deliv
ering of the key to the city to Com
mandler-il-Chif ( ordon. The Kal
iph and his gorgeous subjects. follow
ed by carriages conta'fning Gen. Gor
don and distinguish i members of the
United Confederate Veterans. Gov.
Heard (if Louisiana .nd Gov. Sayers
of Texas. ).%. bandls and militiamen and
trumpeters. proceeded thro"
streets to the ofticial review
near the postolice. Het
Caiell. in a grotesquely sober speech
deferentially presented an immense
gilded key to "his majesty." The
Kaliph. said to Ie a Texan vf long and I
honorable standing, by means of an
interpreter. in turn handed the key to
Gen. Gordon, thus giving that veteran
the suzerainty of the city.
THE WEATHER AND CROPS.
Light Frosts, it the Outlook is on
the Whole Promising.
The following is the third weekly
bulletin of the season of the condition
I of the weather and the crops, of the
I State issued last week, by Director
Bauler of the South Carolina section
of the climate and crops service of
tile United State weather bureau:
The temperature averaged about 60
degrees per day. below normal, during
the week ending Monday, April 21st,
and the week was uniformaly cool,
with a maximum of 76 degrees at Bow
man and a minimum of :7 degrees
at Liberty. Light frosts occured on
the 17th and l1&h in Horry county.
The sunshine was deficient. the sky
having been overcast during the great
er part oif the week. The winds were
generally light, but too cool for vege
Some rain fell in the State on
the 14th. 16th, 17th and 19th. The
rainfall (If the 17th was general and
was the heaviest for the week. ex
cetthat in places heavier rainfall ac
companied thunder storms on the 19th.
The average for the week was less
than an inch and was about normal.
although in many places it interferred
with farm work from the 17th to the
close of the week.
Preparations of lands made rapid
progress, except that bottom lands
are still too wet to plow. In many l'i
alities the week was uniformly fay
(ralie for farm work, but, owing to
the prevailing low temparature, was
unfavorable for germination of plant
ed seeds over the central and western
cunties, anid for the growth of young
e rops, especially corn and truck. The
former is yellow and sickly in places.
There is a scarcity of good corn and
Corn planting is nearing completion
over the eastern counties. where much
is up to fairly good stands. but not
unif. .rmly SO. and where cultivation
ha begun:h over the central counties
most oIf the corn crop has b~een plant
Ied. alt hough hut little is up: while
oer the western counties only a small
p) ortin has beecn planted, and scarcely
any 1s up. Cu: worms and crows have
damged stands. necessitating some
Cotton planting is about half finish
ed over the eastern counties, is well.
uner wvay and will be general this
week river the central, and has only
been begun~ over the western counties.
Little. if any. is up to stands.
Tobacco ulants have been set out in
a nurn er of localities, but generally
tie plants are too small. although
pleatiftul and healthy.
Rtice planting continues tinder fav
rable conditions. and in places is near
ThIere is a general improvement not
ed in both wheat and oats, although
neither grain is entirely satisfactory,
owing to poo~r stands and lateness.
Fruits of all kinds are considered
safe, except peaches in the western
portions. wvhere this fruit, was seri
o~sly damaged. ir not ruined, by the
cold dluring the spring.I
Gardens continue backwvard, but look
Pastures afford grazing except in
the western counties, where grass has
made scant growth.
Watermelons are coming up poorly.
Theyc Were convicted.
One of the most interesting cases i
tried at Greenville for a long time wasa
against men wvho made an attack up- t
on MIr. Thoi~mas 31. Ilill, the depot t
agent at Greer's, in which he was so a
seriously wvounded that his life hung in 1:
the lalance for some days. while he
was contined to his home on account t
if tihe wounds for several months. t
The iun who were arrested for this r
astarly crime ga.ve their names as t
William *r. Etters and Kelly Goods. e
and they ha-;e been cintined in the t
Greenville jail ever since. They were v
b(.t h conhvicted. n
Two\ ladti detitsts received theirk
diplomas from the Atlanta D)ental 0
College Monday night, and when they
set up shopl fior b.usiness they wvill not
dltubt findi their places as piipular as P
the femoale barber shops. D ay hy 'ay
wome ai~lre forging ahead in all linues 1
.f im'utst rial pursuits, and even the "
irofessior is are wit passedl unno ticcd.
We would wo(rnt all whlo visit the Itl
harestonu Exposition to be (in the It
looIkoutI for the pick pockets. Not al
Iiv on the groun ds, but everywhere, e
.111( especiail y when they are in ah
thuig lie had said. MeLaurin had
called him a liar and he punched his
nloSe. ITf there was any man who
thought that in sr) doing he had dis
giraced the State let him1 hold up his
To this there was no response and
the seiltor replied that if lie had not
puncied NPLaurin lie wou ld have
ben called a coward. Ie was ready
to make a special dispensation in be
half of this .I udas in order to ive
him ;u relief fr the opportunity to goi
and hang hiiself. Ile was ready to
propose that the State cnvention
pass a special res(.luition allowing Mc
Laurin ti take or not take the pledge
just as be saw lit. Hie demanded of
the convention a revision of the con
stitution that would guard against
traitors in disguise.
wHISKEY RElATE CIIAROES.
Then Senator Tillrman took up full
the whiskey rebate matter and said
whenl he took hold of the dispensary
failure was predicted. It was a simple
business matter. le had $50,000 ap
propriated on which to start a busi
ness that has since grown to over two
millions. Twenty thousand dollars
was used to equi p Agricultural Hall
and buy machinery and supplies; that
left $30.0;0 to buy Stock, and it would
have bought practically nothing.
These blessed papers fought the dis
pensary and tlhey and the dealers warn
ed the whiskey people not to sell us.
and it was only through the confidence
of George Hubbell, of the Mill Creek
Distilling Company, that the State
could get its supplies on credit. le
insisted that the State get pure li
quor. and no concoctions, and full
measure. He wanted as good liquor as
could be gotten for the price- arid mix
ed a barrel of cologne spirits with a
barrel of two-stamp liquor. One of these
grades bore no rebates, as he~ remem
bered. and the two were mixed and
averaged up about $1 35 and was the
best kind of liquor. The State gave
no note or other evidence of debt. and
he thought it fair for this credit
and the averaging of prices that the
State waive its rebate. It got none
and that has been known all along.
There was no use to get rebates; what
was wantted was the liquor and as
cheap as possible. What hurt him
was that this charge was not openly
made, like a brave man would have
NO REBATE WAS EXPECTED.
No rebate was expected. He kept
a close watch on the Mill Creek Com
pany and it always dealt fairely with
him and the State. Without this
credit the dispensary would have
perished for lack of suppiies. The
only reason they charge that rebates
were gotten was because a dishonest
man could have gotten them. They
thereby confess, he supposed, that
they would have taken them.
After winding up on the first re
bate question be said: "Do you vant
all these question answered?"
Appelt: "I don't think it neces
Senator Tillman: "So even you
THE PENITENTIARY MATTER.
Senator Tillman then took up the
Penitentiary matters, and in brief he
said that the sworn statements in thc
Stevenson Penitentiary report answer
ed every charge. The Penitentiary
investigating committee had five 01
his bitterest political opponents and
they found nothing against him. He
presnted the full report in the Mix
son investigation and showed that it
was not there charged that he ever
got any rebates. Last session, at his
suggestion, a resolution was offered
looking to an investigation, but
it failed. As to the refusal of thc
Mill Creek Company in showing its
books he knew nothing. He was not
surprised if it was so, because thE
company had been shabbily treatec
after it had sold the dispensary when
it had nothing.
lie explained that he had always
paid every bill he ever made at thC
Penitentiary or otherwise.
HIs OIL sTOCK.
As to holding stock in the SabinE
Oil and Marketin" Cormpany, he had a
right to do so. 'Ihe insinuation was
that he bought it with money he stole
A friend of his, Mr. Lockwood, from
Pennsylvania, wvent to Beaumont and
wrote hinm thiat he had a good thing,
and thinking that he had been in th(
i business all his life he might makc
somethinghe accepted Mr. Lockwood's
o!Ter andl ser.t him $1,200 for a twen
t-fourth interest. Lockwood was
air oil man and had always fought the
Stmdard Oil Company. lie always
woulri iramble a little, never at cards oi
races, and this was a pure speculation.
and he was afraid the Texas oil craze
had made him lose $1,200. lie had lost
money in cotton futures and was not
ashamed to tell it. Congress has noth~
ing to (1o with a Texas oil company.
After he wvent in the company made
him a director and organized in Newv
.Jersey, that was all1. lIe had nothing
to (10 with Texas oil company, except
to lose money or possibly make some.
H~e then took up the dead-head frank
stamp on the telegram and explained
that the law did not prevent its use
outside of the State, and that he was
rnot to he bought with three dollars'
worth of telegraph courtesies. Every
Senator and Congressman received such
a courtesy. At first he thought the
act did not apply to Federal otlicers,
but was shown that it did by Mr. A p
Hie read a letter dated April 21, fronm
Mr. Burris in which he said "~I have
no recollect ion of Senator Tillnman per
sonally ordering me not to open an ac
count'against him, and if I have so
.atedl in the cirtificate given to Col.
Neal I did not mean to sav positively
that he had so ordered mc. My recol
let ion is that I received such instruc
ions through Col. Neal and supposed
that he had been so directed by Gov.
HE Is STILL IN DEBT.
lie then took uip the editorials and
answered the intimation that lie was
a rich man. IHe was to-day, he said,
noorer than when lie wvent to Washing
on. Ie did own about 2.000 acres of
land in Edgefield and Greenwoodl and
some lie got in Florida in 1so6. hbut
all of his land except Iris home place lie
inherited or got before he went into
publr lIfe Icle owed $6J.000 when in
-1et Governor*'s ottice and paid oli about
h lf of it. bumt since he had been in
W ahuigton lie had spent a good deal
in liv ingi and otherwise and had
lost ini cot ton furtures and lie wvas about
$9.000~t oi $10.000 in debu to-clay anid he
guessed( lhe would die ini debt. He said
he was a simple sinner arid not one to
ery o~ hurrtiah.
Mr. Appelt said lie never charged
Tillman with stealing.
Then he explai ned about his son, B.
R. Tilinan. .1r. being his private see
r~tary: cold how lie selected him arid
that ire was in Washington studying
law. Not only was Mr. Appelt riot
sat istied w~it h dragging in the men. but
ie dragged in his daughter, lie ex
pained how sire wvent to a house party
in Lr a. His dauighter taught music
in Georgia for eight months and made
'ibout m arid with this money she
svenit to buffalo and stopped oti at Eri
to v~isit firends, and yet Appelt had to
rar her into the matter.
In closrin, he said that if the people
voted or Appelt under the circurmstan
e it would he a virtual condemnation
ri h ij -m lf (TiIihnan )
EDI'1oiI APPELT IN REPLY.
Ed itor A ppelt said he felt very much
~;raiie at his --light e-tctigntionn *
Tilbnan had made a inasterly argu
mient and. as he had said time and
again. he was going to stand by t he
part::. le had never received a dol
la from McLaurin atnd every speech
he nui>!ished of .1leLaurin was iegit i
mflate. Only to-(a'y ht had rtplied to
TI Hlmtan'is speechOn i he outisZ hia
As for hiniseliti- hIdv( no taIn11t I
lIt-pIullicaniisI and his whli.; lightI ni as
10 heep the !)emocrat ie ;m.y :1 as it nlow
is . Nite ZLurin. hitf6l1 . woul h le oo
i. M pride to rim as z! ira it y. il'
a white mtam and a g'ood mian and I her.
is no lise lo rIlb ii In. Ile wotll o il
vot e for leILaulrin as a !)emocrat. .s
I newspaper lie ?sed ti le vohliin
of his paer as lie i hought fairiv :.i
pub1lishied niltter Sent ito h1;1n. 1lW
irled never to he infair.
As to t he Penitent iary report. he had
never read the report of I lie colilit
tee. The Times puilished that it had
certain evidence and ii has produoced
it. It has not lied on anyone. The
Times sa id it had cert iiCatCs and it
offered t hem.
Never in his life had he heard sich
an adroit dictation tiat lie sliould he
left at home. Personally lie cared lit
tle for otice. le only wished to serve
his people and if they wished others it
was well and good with him.
le asked all to put it to their hears
tnd alwavs remeiher that lie was at
all times' r ie to his people. his coun
ary and hisSt ate. (Applause.)
TILLANN "NOT GUILTY.
Senator Tillman then had his hand
primary. At iirst there was some
confusion aboit the quest ion. evident
lv over the word "accusation." but oni
the final vote I wo hands were raised
to indicate that th elieved him
I guilty. but when le askell for the vote
on "not guilty" of Appeit's insinua
tions there was a general hurrah and
hundreds of hands went up to joyfulliy
acclaim that they thought him not
guilty." It was a regular old-time
'Tillman hand primary and one that
gave him the joy of olden times.
Thus the meeting ended.
WITH LIQUID AIR.
How a Hotel Waiter Was Treated by
Here is a good story of the use of
liquid air as told in the Warren 0.
"Prof. L. Orville Davis. B. L., the
liquid air expert, recently had no end
of fun at a hotel where he was break
fasting with some college friends
while awaiting railway connection to
the town where he was scheduled for
experiments and lecture that night.
Having asurplus quantity of air along
he carried to the dining room a pint
or so enclosed in the wonderful Dewar
bulb, the vacum-lacket bottle which
so protects its contents from the heat
of the atmosphere that evaporation is
greatly retarded and the mysterious
fluid does not wholly disappear for
several hours. It was a pint of the
coldest thing on earth-made of every
day Boston air. reduced to one-800ti
of its ordinary volume: 312 degrees
below zero. looking and Jiowing just
lake water. one of the most marvelous
substances known to scientists and one
whose energies, when harnessed, may
revolutionize the industrial world.
"A rear steak was among the
things ordered and the same was soon
on the table before Wizard Dav is who.
while tihe waiter was bringing coff ee,
poured a. little liqiuid air over the
steak, quickly freezing it as hard as a
"Waiter. where's the rare steak I
ordered? And what is this you've
brought me?" said Mr. D. tapping the
adamantine piece of cow with his
knife, while a well-assumed air of in
dignation masked his usually happy
"I d-don't k-know. b-boss. the wait
er faltered: I d-didn't do it," and he
starte.d for the head waiter, who
"Does your hotel usually serve steak
this way'?" and Mr. Davis picked up
the meat between two fingers and
struck it with a knife, causing it to
ring like a bell.
"No-I don't-perhaps its that fool
of a cook: he's a new man. I'll find
out what it means." and he hurried
with the icy beef to the kitchen, where
consternation reigned for a while.
"Mr. Davis unebservedly turnd a
little from his bottle into the tumbler
of water. which being neairly 400 de
gress warmer than the liquid air, the
latter was caused to quickly evaporate
and what looked like 'stream' arose
from the tumbler.
"Waiter, I didn't ask you for hot
water; please bring me a glass of ice
'For de Ian' sake alive, dat man in
dare must be de debbil hisself or neah
kin shuah. I know when I got 'nough
and I don't so neah him no more-not
if he done starves entirely"--and he
was true to his assertion; though he
afterwards admitted "perhaps he's
only one of those hypnotesters."
"The hotel proprietor nowv appear-!
ed and recognizing Mr. D~avis as the
liquid air exhibitor, repeated the wvai
ter's kitchen remarks and kindly re
quested that he not scare away all
the hotel help, adding that good
igars were in the otlice awaiting the
''A little- liquid air yet remaining.
Mr. D). gave a few stock experiments,
such as freezing quick silver into a
hammer hard enough to drive nails
with. the softening oJf a tin dipper so
it crushed as readly as pasteboard.
and finally the freezing oif straweber
ries as hard as ballets. meantime stir
ring them with an old steel fork the
tines of which were almost completely
meltedl, sparks of burning steel tiying
iercely, yet this intense heat not pre
venting the liauid air from imparting
Its terrible frigidty to the berries.
A Sensation in Arkansas.
At a meeting of the Second Baptist
church congregation of Little Rock.
Ark., Wednesday night the disciplin'
committee presented charges agai nst
Guy. .Jetl'erson Davis. who is a mem
er of the church. The allegationsae
cuse the governor of profanity. drun
kenness and gambling, It was decid
by the congregation to appoinit a com
mittee of three to wait on tihe gover
nor and demand of him a statement
as to whether the charges are true or
not. No further act ion was taken by
the church. ;ov. D avis is Out of the
State on a vacation tour andl is not ex
pected to return until about .iutne 1.
Until his r'eturn no further steps will
)e taken in the matter.
Weather That Kills.
Nebraska is having a vairiety oif
weather. There was a drop of 50
degrees throughout the State ont Wed
nesay and then a bltzzard set in and(
reporrts from the extreme niorthtwest
er part of Nebraska and the Black
Hills telll of a heavy fall of snow. 15
inches at Custer, and neatly two feet
at Speartish. Trains are slightly de
layed. more, however, from the furious
win1 than the snow.
A LIVELY MEETING.
tcoNTINrED FROM PAGE I.)
arolina penitentia ry. at the request
Col. Neal I sh ipped by express t wive
ien week during the summer. vege
bl Bi . !R. Tillanan. Trenton. S. C.
atl i paid out of my.1 prvOW udsth
press cliarges for each shipiin.
ountlingi 10 about1 t wnV ty1 dollar.11S.Iheit
n1V Nt being ifniill bY TillaItni.
ol. Neal paid l-,i in p'isoln the t-! ii'
mn .\.1.sond ly
Columini. S. 0.. 'a 1. .1- .
I hIereby c Vt ify that as N : of
lie SI al e farm I shipped 8t. I. Tillian.
riton. S. C.. tight y buslheis of oat s
n t Ihe :( day of ozt o ber. ls1'6. no pa 1l
f which lias ever been paid lIo ne.
WV. T. i1c0 ill.
Thki 3d day of ODotoer. 19i.
Columbia. S. C.. Oct. . 1901.
'ol. W. A. Neal. Columia. S. C.
lDvar Sir: Beplying to your inquiry
s to thew history of the ten tons of COt
on seed meal shipped to Senator h.
. Tillman, we heg to advise I hat on
ch ruary 13th. . we shipped. on
our order. as superint endent of t he
enitent iarv. to ,. I. Tillman. Tren
on, . C.fenl Itons. of meial, charging
ame to the peniteitiary at the pritce
. which we sold it to u, viz: k 1.5
ir ton f. 0. b. Columbia. We prepaid
reight amointing to $15.00. making a
ot al charge of $202.50
This account was not paid until J tine
Itth 1899. when we received check
rom Senator Tillman fer $180. As
enator Tillman wrote tis that he had
>en in the habit of getting meal at
I 8.50 per ton, we agreed to cancel his
ecount on receipt of check for $I5.
Ae received only $lS0. but marked the
eount paid in order to to get it, off
ur book. Yours very truly.
A. M. Withers.
tsst. Mgr. Southern Cotton Oil Co.I
Columbia Dist rict.
I hereby cert ify that during Ihe yeai
94 and i995 while I was superintend
-t of t lie South Carolina penitent iary.
he institution furnished R. It. Till
nan, governor of the State and chair
nan of the board of directors of the
:enitentiary the following goods, &c.:
Iules. wagons. tools guano. seed and
abor to cultivate ten to twelve acres
f land near the city of Columbia. said
and was planted in oats. After the
:.ats was harvested t he land was sowed
n peas and the crop mowed for
lay. All the crop was delivered in the
arn at the governor's mansion. The
)enitentiary also furnished Gov. Till
nan during the two years wood, coal
nd vegetables and many other arti
les no part of which was ever paid for.
have recently learned from the book
eeper of the penitentiary during
hose two years that Gov. Tillman in
;tructed him not to charge anything to
alm which might be furnished to hir
>y the penitentiary. W. A. Neal.
October 6, 1901.
Anderson. S. C., Dec. 11, 1901.
I hereby certify that I was book
eeper of the State penitentiary from
tbout the 15th of January. 1890. until
:he end of Col. W. A. Neal's adminis
:ration thereof except about two weeks
n Januarg. 1893. The penitentiary
frnished mules. tools. seed and com
nercial fertilizers and labor for about
welve acresof land for Gov. Tillnan
luring the years 1893-94, and also fur
mshed from time to time wood. coal.
egetables, and one car of brick. which
was shipped to Trenton. and other
irticles for which payment was never
made in w.hole or in part during my
:onnect ion with the institution. of my
I was instructed by Gov. Tillman
rnot to open account with him on the
kooks. IR. C. Burris.
A ppelt also produced a paper show
ing that the whiskey trust had al
towed rebates of from five to ten cents
per gallon. Hie took his seat amid
hurrahs for himself and for Tillman.
SENATOR TILLMAN'S DEFENCE.
Tillman's reply and defense con
sumed about three hours and only
shreds and patches'' of it can be
tated here. IIe wa~s only an humble
senator from Washington. lie had
never felt as large as some persons
and hoped to God he would never feel
is small as some persons will. (Laugh
ter.) You would not hang a dog on
15at this man has brought much less
onvict me. (A pplause.) lHe asked
who sent these pitiful attacks on hIs
:haracter to Appelt.
Tilman declared that there had
never been a more pitiful petering
>ut of a great hurrah than in this ex
ibition of Appelt's. "Yesterday."~
said he, "while riding on the train I
saw a remarktble incident. Going byv
negro cabin I noticed a black cur
Sog going full tilt to catch the engine.
3f course it did not catch it because
:tdid not try. but I want to ask you
vhat would have happened if it had
~aught the engine. (Laughter.) It
loes seem to me that McLaurin's
lenchman is very much in the condi
f that black cur. He has gone abouit
:his'dirty business in a way that in
licates that: he was afraid, but that
le dared not stop until the postoltice
Lt Manning had beenfilled.
"I want to make this man a warn
ng. If there is anything rotten in
ne it will come out in him and not
hen his hairs begin to grow gray.
'or 54 years I have had a clean re
:ord for personal and civic virtue and
here is no honest man who is not al
endy satisfied with that record. I
tt going to make Appeltism a by
vord and a hissing as long as there is
y record of it in this State." The
enator took up Appelt's questions
ategorically; answering the first he
aid that he was the father of the
>imary in South Carolina.
2. Under the party pledge we haive
man whol signed it. who has voted
pith the Republicans in congress since
900, whose vote against Blryan. and
hose every action stamps him as a
3. Of course I believe in free actionl
ithin the limits of the party. At
affney I tried, as a member of the
)emocratic executive coimmittee, to
xpose McLaurin's treachery, and
ince then they have been hunting for
ebates and potatoes. Oh. pshawv: it
i a waste of good soap to shave an
ss. I feel disgusted that I have had
o travel all the way from Washing
on to come lhere to wash off the dirt
nd tilth and manure that this man
as been spouting.
4. The senator said that by 'pre
ending friends" Appelt meant that
le people oif Clarendon were not
aanly enough to vote according tot
heir convictions, but that they re
eivedl their orders from Tillman. i~e
ad not been in Clarendon for eight
ears and did not personally know 20
en in the county. it is a good
bing for me that I came here to
-ake you up from your lethargy and
ep some peCople fromi making asses
We have omitted that part of Sena
r Tillman's~ speech in which he
leaded for the solidarity of the State
>er tiracy aid discused State pilities
1n this issue, but it w.iil he published
in otir next issuie.
Ie Chad not come to attack McLaui
n. lle could easily hit. him between
e ees iin Washington. lHe was wait
ig on the committee on privileges
rd elections to report that resolution
tling on him to produce the proof of
is charges against McLaurin. They
ired not bring in the resolution h~e
muen haenn nol rmo every stlitary
SENATOR IN A HIHT.
to Fav 7arz
AND IS EJECTED F203 CA2.
The s*emutor Is Hit .Several TzimJan:
Se-naor Mon of M issii.ppi ha-I .n
altereation with (. Ii. Shaner. a cOn
dultor oa fourteent.i streei car in)
Waslhington Ii Thursdlay. which re
suited in the senator's receiving t wo
severe blows fron the conductor :un
the condu:'tor he:ng -It in tle riht
band wit h! kPnif. .AseSentor Mon
relates the c*r(i!:nstances. he was pro
ceding f om his home to the Ial i more
and Ohio railroad depot to take the 9
ociock train on that road for 1: ti
more. whcre he goes frequantly for 1
medical treatment of his eyes. le had
taken a car on the Foureenth street
branch of the Capital Traicrion com
pany line and had chanced to b) ard a
car which stops at the Peace rnonu
ment.half a dozen '*wks short of his
desti nation. Ie had failed to notice
this circumstance until the Car b,gan
l o turn around the monument. The
car hound for the depit was innedi
ately bOhind t!e car on which h2 was
seated. The senalor says that h-e ld
only three ir four minutes Ilmei
which to make his train, but that
after he discovered tlhat he was on the
wr'-nr car he called to the conductor
and asked him for a transrer ticket to
the car bound for the depot. He d0Ies
not recall what the conductor replied.
but failing to receive the ticket and
recognizing that he had no time to
loose, he jnmped from the car he was
on and boardel the other.
D*MANDED HIS FARE.
lie clad n)0 sooner taken his seat., he
says. than the conductor of that car
approachied him and asked for his
ticket. He then told the conductor
he had not had time to secure the
transfer and reminded him that he,
the conductor, had been a witness to
the circinstancas of his change from
one car to the other. The conductor
replied that the senator would either
have to produce a ticket or pay his
fare, whereupon the senator told him
that having paid one fare and being
entitled to a -transfer which he had
asked for but had not received, he
would not pay another. Thereupon
the conductor told him that if he
would not pay his fare he would put
him ott the car, and immediately pro
ceeded to carry his threat into execu
tion. This the senator resisted by
grasping an upright post, and engaged
in a struggle with the conductor, who
was not making much headway when
a passenger who had been sitting next-I
to Senator Money volunteered to assist.
the, conductor. By their combined
strength they contrived to break the
senator's hold upon the post and t.'
force him from the car. The senator
says thlat when they first undertook to
eject hi~m the car was in full motion.
and he feels that if thley had succeeded
at that time hle would inevitably have
been badly hurt. The conductor and
his assistant did not. however, succeed
in thleir design until thle car-stopped at
thle next crossing to let off other pas
STRUCK SENAToR OVER HEART.
Hie says thlatbothl the conductor and
tile pasienger were very gruft and
abusi ce in their language, and that
after ha had reached the street the
conductor hit him a severe blow over
tile hleart with his clenched fist. The
blow, the senator says. was very pain
ful. and in order to protect himself he
took a small penknife from hlis pocket
and opened it This weapon the con
dutor grasped and in doing so cut his
hand so that it bled very freely. After
this proceeding other persons stepped
between the two, but notwithstanding
their presence, the conductor. who is
a very tall nman. struck him another
blow over tile shloulder of a man stand
ing between them. This blow was
struck with tile conductor's bloody
hand it hlit the senator squarely on
the jaw. He was as a consequeuce of
this olow covered with blood from the
conductor's wound and this circum
stance was responsible for a rumor
that the senator himself had been se
verely injured. The senator adds that
there were three of four policemen
present but that none of. them took
any steps to prevent the altercation.
He says also that both the conductor
and the passenger who assisted in his
ejactment refused to give thleir names.
Tie senator was not badly hurt but
is trip to Baltimore was prevented.
He. hlowever. proceedea with his cus
tonary duties about the capitol du r
ilg the day as if nlothling unusual had
Shaner is a vigorous but boyish
looking man. He says that lie did not
see the senator leave the car preced
ing his: that he did not strike the
senator until tile latter drew his knife
and that lhe did not make an effort to
put him off the car while it was in
moton. Ilis wound is a sli;;ht iiut
across the ball of the thumb. A war
-at was issued for the arrest of Conl
ductor Shaner on the charge of assault.
It was sworn out by Senator Monley.
A warrant wias also sworn out by the
Mississippi senator against .James E.
Iooper, foreman of truck A of the dis
trict fire department. Hlooper is tile
passeger on the car who assisted tile
' nducetor. Later Senator Money call
ed on President McFarland of the
btard of commissiOners of thle District
(It Clhuimbia and preferred verbal
:harges against Hlooper. Mr. McFar
land toid him Hooi -would he brought
hefre the trial b 'd and tile case
throghly investigated. Senator
MIoey also wrote tO tile president of
the Capital Ti-action company demand
ing immediate dismissal of Conductor
Shaner and thlreatened to sue the coim
pany for dan-ages if such action was 1
not taken. The company severali
years ago dismissed a conductor at the
request of a Massachunsetts senatort
who resented the conductor's polite
olter of assistance while leaving the
car on an icy day. Thie company's
action resulted inl vigorous protests at
CH A RGEs AGAINST POLloEMEN.
Senator Money later brought chlarges t
aainst Capitol Policeman Murphy,
who is alleged to have taken thle part |
f tie conductor in tile struggle withia
ile senator-. Formnan Hlooper and c
Conductor Shlaner were arrested. but ir
both were released on furnishing satis-|j
factory security for their appearance r
n te police cour. Is
A WELL F.NwN PATRON.
n.ar Mone said that be had
)een rii..: no th:- i.n - 2: winters and
ii:r..2:rn tne' ii trouble he had
rii. H-1 h ,l -n very friendly
vi';i n m radi and al
a sia 1a . . s aborut their
.: mi .cated many
a,; t: t I ir beneit. When
I.- e1he loop car the conductor, he
. w i his hand to the conductor
~i theda r e iniatn that it was
li 1 t. H i celad there were
---s : i (;tinct assaults
>mc po anI~ ! drew his knife.
S a. : ;: . . but not
-i ......ccci from the
- i :m " t ! w u-itii after the con
: o:nd m: ed 1to attempt to
i1u0t;1f w e the ejectment. Fore
na'i II'par did not strike him, he
ad. bMut tuged at his wrist to jerk
-is I vI lio-4 frron the post beside his
a t t!m, i.tin in the first assault.
"A fr wve were all out upon the
:vhemenia." said the senaator. "HIooper
wized my wrist to prevent me from
at tui cuadu,;tor, a.
Woaih t. but no one preventetthe con
juctor uon striking me a heavy blow
aer ut heart. Tnat blow constituted
be .nd asisaut. an I the third was
_nMnhttil Wt1a tae conductor reach
-' over piicema:n Marphy's shoulder
nd slapped ne on the jaw wifh his
>i yand. T.i plc in did not
ry.. t) per.:t thi, blosv. After the
tlitereLt-i was oese the conductor
ihreit - en1m with personal violence
a the future. I feel very badly- in
ieed and a'n uider treatmnt for my
Thc proposition to erect a monu
ment to commemorate the war record
(.f Gen. B. F. Butler, of unsavary
ieuory, has called out some salty
eminaisc<.nees of his disgraceful acts
v:hile vc:.ring the uniform of his
country as cne of her soldiers. - We
fully agree with the Augusta Chronicle
that "the Massachusetts legislature
will do well to let him sleep on, and
not unnecessarily provoke a discussion
of t he war recor d. of this military
governor of New Orleans. Little
good is to come nt fanning anew the
embers of a dead past, but in this na
tion that has not many honorable
heroes, so many soldiers who wore the
blue, whose memory is as fragant and
respected in the south as at the north
there is no need for any state to select
for conspicuous public honors one
whose name is an offense to any other
state in this reunited country. Very.
naturally the propsition to rear a
monument to Gen. B. F. Tatler has
aroused resentment in Louisiana, and
the New Orleans Time-Democrat
pilorids him as "a bogus soldier," and.
recites some of the eiecrable exp0A
riences that citizen of tlhe-Ae nt
City endured under his--military rule."
The Times-Democrat says general
o-rder No 28, which was -issued by
Gen. Butler when he was military
governor of New Orleans during the
civil war, "is not an order that can
be broadly discussed in polite society,
which is unfortunate, for it is upon
this infamous order alone that the
fame of the Massachusetts general as
a soldier rests. There is nothing .else
in his military career that is worthy
of serious comment. Ludicrous inci
dents there are'in plenty, such as the
attempted destruction of Fort Fisher
by a raft loaded with powder, but his
career throughout the war, aside fronm
the issuance of the infamous order, is
a matter for discussion by 'the
humorist rather than the historian.
A consummate judge of human
nature, this "soldier" knew that the
surest means to strike terror into the1
hearts of a race of men possessed of .
courage was to threaten their helpless
women. That was the purpose of the
infamous order No. 28, in which a
rude and poorly disciplined soldiery
was ordered to treat any woman whose
carriage or conduct did not meet their
own views of what was right "as
women of the town plying their voca
tion." This order proved to be, as It
was intended to be, a revenue pro
ducer. It inaugurated as gigantic
scheme of plunder that has not been
known in the history of warfare since
Count Tilly sacked Mad'geburg.
"The redoubtedly general organized
a system of robbery and blackmail
that proved that he made up in his
capacity as an organizer what he lack
ed in military ability. He instituted a
system of confiscations and auction
sales of the property of "enemies of
the country" that resulted in the
sale of household effects at prices n
heard of before in the markets of the
world. It followed as a necessary
corollary of this system that the
wealthiest citizens were the, most
treasonable. To be a traitor it was
only necessary that one should possess
property that some one else wanted.
Camp followers wore velvet, and the
private soldier could purchase the
accumulated wealth of a well-to-do
family. Real laces sold at the price
rf calico, and 'negresses blazed in
jewelry. Ladies and their children
were turned out on the streets because
their place of residence had taken the
fancy of some dissolute camp follower.
Priceless libraries were packed and
shipped to northern homes, and were
followed by cases of bric-a-brac,
family pictures and even horses and.
arriagzes. Silver in whatever form
vas " contraband of war" and silver~
pwins were treasonable." To the
:onr of the Massachusetts Legisla
ure. be it sailI. it, refused to appro
riate the people's money to erect a
uonument to the memory of a man
whose chief claim to military distinic
Ion is associated with an order so in
~aous, and an era of blackmail and
apine that can never be forgotten by
ts victims. In honorlag the memory
f such a man Massachusetts would
I ishonor herself.
Negroes Want It.
A committee of negroes, composed
>f eilovernor Pinchback, of Louis
aa: 1;ishops A. Grant. of Indiana;
3.W. Lampton, of Mississippi, and
N. McKinley. of South Carolina, call
d on the presideht Wednesday and
.skedl his support of the Crumpacker
esolution, and the bill introduced by
lepresentativye Irwin providing for
he appointment of a commission to
uvestigate the condition of the negro.
'hey declined to discuss the details of
he interview, but said it was entirely
For Melon Growers.
The new act of the general assembly
equires all railroad lines to iile with
he railroad commission for publica
ion by that body the t-tritTs on water
Ielons in .Janua ry. or February of
ach year for the seasoan following,
id provides that the rates cannot be
hanged during the season. Thus far
ne of the roads have complied with
rith the law, and the railroad comn
aission Thursday notified them to