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'VOL. xxiv MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
U 1BLE DU
sarl mrctdu b. ta eert
D N WAR IN PRISON
D icstory Exercises Held on John
WnS Island Wednesay.-Monu
eat -cuvenned by Daughter of a
Noted Southern Patriot-Cul
aSiAon of Movement.
In the presence of several hundred
Southerners, representing nearly all
of the States in the Confederacy. a
monument to the memory of 206
Confederate ofcers and privates.
buried on Johnson's Island. Sandusky
Bay. Lake Erie. was dedicated Wed
The monument, erected by thet
Robert Patton Chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy. of
Cincinnatti. was unveiled by Mrs.
Mary Patton Hudson. of Cincinnatti.
daughter of Robert Patton. a noted
The dedicatory address was deliv
ered by Gen. Geo. W. Gordan. of
Memphis. Tennessee. commander-in
chief of the United States Veterans
Other addresses were delivered by
Gen. Bennett H. Young. of Louis
'Tile; Joseph A. Mangus. of Cincin
patti. and Sir Moses Ezekiel. of
Rome. Italy. designer of the monu
ment. Sir Moses Ezekiel was a sol
dier under Gen. Robt. E. Lee.
The movement to erect the staue
originated with the Robert Patton
Chapter of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy, of Cincinnati. Ohio.
The caapter purctssed the ceme
tery In 1908. when it was found that
the spot around which so many his
torical memories clustered was be
ing neglected and practically aban
doned. Its only visitors were the
veterans of a Grand Army Pnst. who'
every Decoration Day held memorial
mervic-- for their former foes.
Prior to this. however, one effort
had been made to save the cemetery
& the neglect Into which it hal
fallen. In I SS9 a party of editors
and olicials of the state of Georgi
visited the Island. They saw only
broken fences and weed-grown
mounds. Stirred by the sight, they
returned home and raised a fund.
which provided headstones of Geor
gia marble for each of the 206
grave. it was then found that 54
of them must remain nameless. for
the memory of the buried had van
Leut. Col. William Hoffman. Fed
tral commissary general of prisoners.
jeased forty acres of land on John
son's Island In the fall of 1861 from
L. B. Johnson. The intention was to
use this land solely for the accom
daton of Confederate offcers and. al
tough during the subsequent year'
of the war small bodies of private'
were from time to time sent to the
Iland. It was usually through error
and - they were invariably promptly
dafted to other prisons. The island
lie In Sandusky Bay. about three
mies from the town of Sanduskv
and the post who known offcially as
eDepot Prisoners of War, Johnson's
island. near Sandusky. Ohio."
The greatest number of prisoners
conbned on the island at any one
time was about 3.000. This was
just prior to the close of the war.
All In all, about 10.000 offcers and
soldiers were Imprisoned there and
220 deaths were recorded. Fourteen
of the dead were budied on the main
When the first prisoners died Mr.
Johnson gave his consent to their
burial on the Island. and the ceme
tery was laid out under bis personal
direction. No lease on the land was
ever executed, and no compensation
given for Its use. Subsequently. at
-the close of the war. Mr. Johnson.
at his own expense- built a wire
fence around the plot and kept It
in repair for several years. Later
on an offcer from the Columbus Fed
eral barracks visited the island and
had the original fence removed and
a more substantial one erected in
For many years afterwar-is the
cemetery was allowed to fall inte
decay, until in 1581. the V-terans
of Mcceens' Post. Grand Army o.
the Republic. of Sandusky. Ohio. pal'
a generous tribute to the men wh
had fought against them- They nia
the cemetery weeded and cared for.
and on the Memorial Day following
held services there similar t- those
held over the Union dead in Oak
land Cemetery. Sandusky.
Every succeeding Memorial Day up
to three years ago they carriedt out
similar services. As the veterans
were all men In advanced years they
wer forced to discontinue their trips
to the island. They decided also in
view of the fact that up to that time
practically no Interest had been
shown in the Confederate~ graves by
either the relatives or friends of
those buried there, there was no
demand on them to continue the
This action by Grand Army post
became widely known and drew the
attention of the various Confederate
organizations throughout the coun
try to the neglected conditions of one
of the most memorable landmarks
of th- great struggle. The Daurai
ters of the Confederacy became in
terested. The campaign was headed
by the Robert Patton Post. which
raised the funds for the purchase '-f
the cemetery and then issued anoth
er appeal for a fund to provide a
suitable monument to the dead.
Mo'ey was liberally contributed
throughout the South. and a substan
tial amount was also raised in the
orth. The commission for the
monument was given to Sir Moses
Ezekel. who executed the statue in
is studio In Rome and shipped it
er a few weeks ago. The dtrst
WARNS THE DAWES
COMMAINDER HINES INDULGES IN
He Threatens to AnIhilate the Nic
araguan Forces It American Ves
sel is Molested.
Ther" seems to be some danger
of a collision between the American
and Nicaraguan forces at Bluefields.
"At the first shot fired against the
American flag or an American vessel.
i will level the bluff."
This is the reply made by Com
mander Harold K. Hines. command
ing the American gunboat Dubuque.
to a threat made by General Rivas
of the Madriz force holding Blue
Belds bluff to stop by force any ves
sels of whatever nationality enter
ing the harbor.
General Rivas had practically de
fled the United States. declaring that
he will disregard the proclamation
issued from Washington on May 31
to the effect that the United States
government will deny the right of
either faction to seize American own
ed vessels or propery without conseat
of recompense to the owners.
He has warned Commander Hin 's
that he will prevent by force re
gardless of flag. any further vessels
from entering the harbor. In re
ponse to this. the American com
mander at once sent him the above
message. which would mean the an
ihilation of the handful of Madrix
troops now remaining in this neigh
A serious situation has thus arisen
which may involve the United Stater.
tut the Americans here are of the
pinion that General Rivas will not
ttempt to make good his threat in
in effort to collect custom dutleb.
There are constant rumors of
breats against the life of Thomas
?. Moffatt. the American consul, and
be whole situation at Bluefielsl. !n
tead of quieting. bas assumed a
nore serious aspect.
COLD IS DUE TO COMET.
%sheville Weather Prophet Predicts
Frost Every Month.
John P. Arthur. an Asheville his
orian and student, after an inves
gation of the weather conditions of
835. and comparing them with those
f this year. says:
"Frost will occur every month of
he year in which Halley's comet
akes its appearance. In 1835 there
as frost every month, and there
as been frost every month of this
rear. In 1835 the crops. due to
old weather, were a total failure.
nd starvation of the inhabitants
-as prevented only by heroic efforts
a hauling from Charleston. S. C..
mnough foodstuff to tide them over
alleys comet is undoubtedly the
ause of the extreme1-y unreasonable
weather this year.''
FATAL TRAIN ORASH.
bre Me. Killed and Twelve Are
Three men were killed outright
d twelve injured at three o'clock
rhur-ay morning when. Iron Moun
sin fast mail train for Texas. which
iarried no passengers left the tracks
sear St. Louis. and crashed through
he brick wall of a manufacturinlg
,lant. The bodies of Engmeer Vi'
L Douglas. of DeSoto. Mo.. and Fire
nan R. D. Shepard. St. Loins. were
ot found until long after firemen
who had responded to an alarm ar
Wed to aid the survivers of the
:rew. The body of Mail Clerk Jas
er L Lasater. of St. Louis. was
found in his car, which had been
rushed by another car.
AN AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN
Wholesale Liquor Dealers Lay Plans
for Defeating Prohibition.
An aggressive campaign agai'ist
mumptuary laws was planned by the
National Wholesale Liquor Dali~e--s'
asociation in Cincinnhatti on Tuies-1
lay at a conference of state p: .si
lnts of the organization.
Previously delegates to th11. an
tal conrention of the body ha-I
istened to addresses in which it .'s
aguied that the association men.bers
*iad remained too long on :h.' d'.
ense and that a firm stand wo t.'d
w taken for the enactment and on
-rcement of regulatory statures by
vhicm disreputable saloons might &
'.torraphs of it will be copyrighted
by the Daughters of the Confederacy
nd sold. the proceeds to be added
to the monument fund.
The statue occupies a posit ion on
the shore of Sandusky Bay. near the
entrance of the island cemetery, and
faces to the sooth. It represents a
Confederate soldier in uniform The
riht hand clutches a musket. the
stck of which rests on the ground.
The left hand is raised to the fore
had shading the eyes and the figure
sems to be peering into the far dis
tance, toward- the southland.
The statue rests on a pedestal.
costructea of South Carolina mar
bl upon which is engraved in large
ltters "Erected by the Rob'r? Pat
ton Chapter. United Daughters of the
Confederacy, of Cincinnati. Ohio. in
mmeory of the Southern soldiers whc
died in the Federal prison on this
iland during the War Between the
States. Dead. but sceptred sover
eins who rule us from the dust.'
On the base Is this inscription,
"The stone upon this was inicribed
and plced by the Grand Lodge of
Mississippi. in remembrance of th4
Msons who sleep here."~
On the ends of the base stone are
th words. "Confederate Soldiers
-ey were Masons.''
POOR OLD BILL
He lade a Feel of Himself i Refusing
to See a Representaive.
Congreaman Harrison. Democrat, of
'New York, Was the Innocent Vil.
tim of Taft's Bad Manners. When
He Called to Introduce Some of
(onstitutents to the President
On last Thursday President Taft
declined to rdelve Representative
Francis Burton Harrison. Democrat.
of Ne.w York, who call-d at the
White House. in company with two
other Representatives to introduce a
number of Jewish rabbis. who took
up with t.e President the question
of the expulsion of Jews from Rus
The President received the delega
tion and chatted with its various
members for gitten minutes or more.
Representative Goldfogel. of New
York acted as spokesman for the par
ty and. so adroitly had the situation
been handled by Secretary Norton.
that no one of the callers knew
anything of the incident until Repre
sentative Harrison returned to the
Capitol. and there made a statement
to the effert that he had been re
buffed by the President.
'Mr. Taft based his refusal to see
Sr. Harrison on statements. attribu
ted by newspapers to the Represen
tative. in connection with his res
olution in the House. calling upon
Attorney General Wickersham for
full informantion as to the connec
tion of his office with the Ballinger
inchot episode. Mr. Harrison. ac
cording to the White House version
of the matter, charged the President
and the Attorney General with hav- 1
ng willfully attempted to mislead
Congress in the back-dating of the 1
Attorney General's summary of the
Glavis charges against the Secretary
of the Interior.
It was the first time Mr. Norton
ad ever met Mr. Harrison. and w.hen
the two were alone, the President's
desire having been expressed privace
ly. the secretary said he was extreme
ly sorry that the first meeting should
be the occasion of a disagre-able
duty. He told Mr. Harrison the Pres- i
ident would not see him. Mr. Har
rison. according to Mr. Norton. said
e thought he knew why it was -
the statement he had ma'ie regard
Ing the connection of the President
and the Attorney General with the
Mr. Harrison was quoted on May
13 as having said of the back-dating
of the Wickersham summary:
"The confession of the Avtorney
eneral amounts to a conclusion that
the President and Attorney General
had agreed to furnish to Congr'ss
misleading Information to supply an
fficial document as of one date.
which was really many weeks later.'
epresentative Harrison was very in
dignant, when he returned to the
Capitol. over the refusal of the Pres
ident to see him. Inasmuch, he said.
as he had made the appointment with
resident Taft ten days ago, and had
received no warning that .he was to
e publicly humiliated. He declin
ed to comment upon the Incident fur
h'r than to give a brief statement
f what occurred.
"When I reached the White House
with t~he delegation." said .\r. Har
rison. "I informed Secretary Norton
that we desired to see the President.
The secretary went to the Presi
dent's private office and returned
with the information that the Pr si
dent could not see me. I then tol
Mr. Norton that I .had made an ap
pointment ten days ago for the dele
gation accompanying me to see the
Prsident, and Mr. Norton again con
ferred with the President.
"When he returned, he informed
me that the Presiderst would see th
delegation accompanying me. but
would not see me. I admit I was
surprised almost beyond -:xpressionl.
Iimmediately left t~te White House.*
Mr. Harrison said he kaew of no
reason why the President took the
action he did. as their pr-vious rela
tons had always been pleasant. It
was suggested that perhaps the Pres
ident had refused to see him be-cause
f .is introduction in th -House somte
days ago of the resolution calling
upon the Attorney General for infor
mation bearing upon the preparation
>f the President's letter, of Septem
ber 13. last. txoneratinlg Secretary
Balinger. Mr. Harrison replieli that
he did not know whether that was
the cause or not.
Mr. Harrison is a Democrat and
is serving his second term from the
New York district. w.hich he repr
Rpresentative Harrison made the
"it is unfortunate for the Presi
dent that he cannot stand criticism:
it is unfortunate~ for the- country that
he cannot stand the truth. .\y news
paper statemfenlt. at which he takes
offence, was merely an exposition of
t.he scandalous fact that the Presi
dent had s nt to the Senate of the
United States an official documment
in the Btaliing.-r- Pinchot controversy.
of which the date had bee-n wilfully
falsified by being predated. My reso
ntin~f of inquiry drew out this in
formation in a writ!- n co.nfessionl by
the Attorney General.
t is of no concern to me that I
am not welcome at t.'ie White iHouse.
but it Is of concern to eve-ry Am.-ri
can citizen that a stat- mnent of th.
truth about the President may ren
der it impossible for a Renrese-nta
tive to discharge his duties.
-I came to th-' White House to
da. not as a matter ai pleasure. but
in the performance of a pbublic duty.
I came by appointment. made with
the Presidential oflice on May 31. to
pr.eta -entinnl of distingui.hed
THEY AWAITED DEATH
FUNERAL CARRIAGE CR*SHEJD
TO PIECES BY ENGINE.
Caught on Track Occupants of Vehi
cle Sat Paralized, Gazing at On
An awful accident happened at
Haverstrow. N. Y.. Thursday after
noon. Three mourners. their pastor
and their driver. sat in a fun-ral
coach and watched certain death
come rushing on them at fifty
miles an hour. With a screech of
grinding brakes, a heavy West Shore
freight train, hurrying south to pick
up a train at Weehawken. crushed
into the coac.h. scattering its occu
pants along the right of way and
came to a stop 150 yards beyond the
crossing. All the occupants were
either killed outright or fatally in
jured. The dead.
R.v. A. Romath. pastor of the
City Methodist Episcopal church:
E.. V. Seifred. New York: Mrs. E. V.
Seifred. New York: William Beebo'.
averstraw; Mrs. Parry Kesslers.
averstraw. Mrs. Kesslers died sev
Lral .hours after the accident.
The accident was not only unusual
but dramatic and horrifying to a de
;ree. It happened at the foot of
Dreveyard Hill. in full sight of the
returning funeral procession. of
which the wrecked coach was the
arst, and of the terrified and helpless
The watchman was eating a bite
)f luncheon. in his little cabin. when
:he tinkle of an electric well warned
2im of an approaching train. Me
:hanically he pulled the lever that
et the heavy, balanced gates in mo
ion. Then glancing from the open
loor he saw a sight that will not be
)ut of his dreams for many a night.
Just what happened will probably
lever be known. but some eye-wit
iesses say that the arrangements of
he crossing gates, late in descend
ng. blocked the coach after it had
trossed the first of two tracks and
teld it prisoner on the rails, while
be terrified occupants sat paralyzed.
;azing at the on-rushing locomotive.
The driver lashed his horses in a
utile attempt to force the vehicle
'rom the track, until. with a sharp
rack. the picture disappeared and it
emed as if the coach litrally blew
ip. Fracments of splintered wood
d mutilated shreds of humanity
ere flung far and wide. The en
tine stopped. There was absolut
lence. save for the .hiss of escaping
A search for the dead followed.
rhe bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Seiferd
rere found. side-by-side. fifty yardF
lown the track. The wife was just
'eturning from the burial of her
ather. by w-hose- death she had come
to a tidy fortune.
Young Beebe. the driver, was the
on of a wealthy livery owner. He
ay tenty yards nearer, stone dead.
he Rev. Mr. Romath was the cler
yman who had officiated at the fun
ESCAPED AN AWF1-L DEATH.
ndias Getting Ready to Torture a
Driven ',y fear of death at the
n's of her tribe whose members
elie~ve her to be a witch. Mamie G.
-lolmes. a Indian girl. sixteen years
ild. has walked for more than a hun
red miles from the Coachila reser
ation to Santa Manuel reservation
ear Highland. Cal.
The girl was taken Ir. charge by
ndian Agent Royce, who says he
earned several days ago of prepar
tions to torture and kill her. She
vill be sent to the government school
Sufficient proof to the Indians that
hee girl is a witch were the facts
hat several on the reservation be
'me ill, a pumpkin withered after
hee gir!'s shadow had fall'n on it.
snd a dog chained up in front of her
parents' shack .howled all night.
She was shunned, and one eve
ning when she saw the aged braves
gather c-i a hill at sundown and in
dulge in strange rites she slipped
aay and was four days reaching
th Santa Manuel reservation. In
fear of being pursued she would .hide
in the daytime.
She was found by officers of the
rs rvation as she was about to re
dem herself from "witchlhood'' in
aeordance with one of the supersta
ttions by Indians by bathing in
the waters of the Arrowhead.
Shot the Girl.
Miss Nancy Duncan was killed by
whitecaps near Columbus. Okla.. on
Thursday night. For some tim- a
feing of enmity acainst Duncan and
hi four sons hias existed. Thursday
niht a company of maske-! men rode
u to the IDuncan residence. and de
manded that Duncan and his sons
cme out. This they r. fused, and
th men fired into the house, killing
Hebrews on an inrportant public mis
sion. After a delay of forty minutes
at the very door of the President's
offer I was told that the President
wotld net r-ceive me. It is not suar
priing that he did not care to meet
tce tface anyonme who was instru
mntal in bringing to light the des
perate attemrpt to bolster the Ad
miitration case in th Blallinger
Pic~hot matter. by manipulating
pupubic documents. If everyone who
is justly criticising the Taft Admin
:ation is :o be barred from the
White House. it wilI become a lone
I pre.ntaive Goldfnge!. as had
Representatie Koliher. stated that
hd e known Mr. H-arris'>n was not
to e received at the White lHous..
GOOD FOR TAR HE
HOME BANKS OVER SUBSCRIBI
FOR STATE BONDS.
That the Sharks of Wall Street anm
Other Northern Exchanges Trie
A dispatch from Raleigh. N. C.,
says following the conference of the
bankers of the State and the Gov
erner and Council of State on tno.
State bond situation. State Troasuret
Lacy Wednesday evening announced
that there ari- in hand bids for more
than $50.000 in excess of the amou.at
needed to take up the remainder 'f
the $3.430.000 issue, the sale of
which has given so much troubk- vi
In addition to this he has a nu;r.
her of bids in hand t.hat have ur!
been opened and are not included.
Furthermore. it develops that the
bankers were prepared to subscribe
for $250.000 more than were actual
ly taken in the event It should I.e
found necessary. It is estimate-J
that when the final bids are ->pen i
it will be found that the bonds are a
half-million or more over subscribed
Treasurer Lacy says that afto rc
eiving the liberal bid of the Amer
ican Tobacco Company. the pr-icipai
>fficers of which are North Carolin
ians. he felt confident that the bal
ance of the bonds could be abqnrbe I
readily by the banking and other
business Interests. He calls spec.al
attention to the fac' that it required
less than fifty minutes fur th.- tbar:k
ers to subscribe for an aggregate of
Governor Kitchin was enthualas'ic
>ver the result at the ccnferez:ce.
leclaring that it was a s-aurce :f
;pecial gratifica'. n to hin tnar the
>ankers responded so generally and
idequately to the appeal that It was
round necessary to make '- them.
heir prompt action havinz oblitcr
ted the necessity for the extra aes
There were fully one bundrei
ankers at Raleigh representinz, tst
owns and cities from Wilmlngt)1 *o
tsheville. There was a free dI.-:us
don of the situation In which it was
nade clear that the banks proposed
:o look first to taking care of t1.eir
ocal business, financial demands,
.nd that they proposed. after doing
1his. to do all they could to rellev
he situation in the State bond nat
er. And this they did most ade
Governor Kitchin promptly wi:.
irew his call for a special sessiou c.f
he Legislature June 14.
STALWARTS WERE BEATEN
'he Insurgents Cleaned Them Up in
In Iowa eight progressives and
ree standpatters were nominated
or congress. FollowIng are the con
Republican-First district. C. A.
ennedy. standpatter: Second. Chaa.
;riik, progressive; Third, C. E. Pick
itt progressive: Fourth. Gilbert N.
agen, progressive: Fifth. James
od, progressive: Sixth. N. E. Ken
tell, progressive; Seventh. S. F.
'routy, pro:;ressive: Eigth, S. M.
owner. standpatter, (John Darra.h.
~rogressive. claims It : Ninth. Wal
er I. Smith. standpatter: Tenth. A.
~rank P. Woods. progressiv: Elev
nth. E. H. Hubbard. progressive.
Democrats-First. B. A. S. Pol
ard: Second. J. A. DeArmond:
l'hird, John Dennison. (J. C. Murtagh
:laims it y: Fourth. D. D. Murphy:
Fifth. S. C. Hubel: Sixth. Daniel W.
amilton': Seven.h. Clint L. Price;
~ig.hth: F. Q. Stuart: Ninth, W. L.
~leveland; Tenth, no candidate:
F.leventh. no candida'e.
Almost complete unofficial returns
rrom the Seventh district give
turns from the Seventh district give
Prouty 1.100 over Hull. This rever
tal is decided, as two years ago Hull
was nominated by 40 votes.
BOUGHT' WAY IN.
Former Senator Says Fifty Per Cent.
of Seats Purchased.
I believe that 50 per cent of
the seats in the United State senate
van he said to have b+:en practically
This statement was made recently
at Chicago by former United States
Senator William E. Mase-n. in the
course of an interview.
Mr. Mason denied a report that he
had said he heard at Springfield. be
for the elction, that the senatorial
toga would go to the highest bid~
I have two democratic state rep
r sontatives w-ho will give important
evidence before the special grand
jury in regard to the alleged bribery
in the election of William Lorimer
as United States s- nator." said Stater
Attorney John H. Wayman.
Marked Thier P'osition.
Fifty-nine handsome granite mon
uments. with bronze tabl.ets, are be
ing placed on Con fed'erate av.enue.
to take the place of the iron battl
field markers which have marke<
the positions of suut.hern brigades a
Gettysburg. The new brigade mark
ers cost approximately live hundri
Confewes the Crime.
At Seattle. Wash.. a negro soldier
enfess.'d that he was the one whi
had assaulted .Mrs. Redding. He
said he was drunk when he attack
ed h.er. lHe p!.-ad guilty and wa
Tobok Her Life.
Frank L. Camrpbell shMt and kill
ed Miss Lena Hanson b,-cause sh
refused to marry .him. He then sha
and killed himself. A picture
i te gl a found In his pocket.
THE FIRST UN
The State Campaig foened 0a Thusday
at a Largt Barbecae
AN INFORMAL MEETING
All the Candidates for Governor Are
Present and Tell People Where
They Stand on the Public Que
tions of the Day.-Dr. Ray Crit
icised Lever's Vote.
The State campaign was opened
at an informal barbecue held in a
grove near Batesbur; on Thursday.
Each speaker was allowed thirty
minutes and lots were drawn for the
order of speaking by the candidates
.4c. Featherstone drew first choice
and opene i up at once with a pl-a
for prohibition. He had been told.
he said. that he could be elected gov
ernor easily if he cut out that plank
in his platform and did not stress
it so much. He would rather be de
feated than cut it out because he
had fought for it for twelve years
before when candidate for governor.
The argument that prohibition did
not prohibit was absurd. No law
prohibits. but it reduces. Prohibi
tion would reduce the consumption
At least half of the inmates of the
asylums and penitentiaries can trace
their present condition to the use of
whiskey. If prohibition would cut
this number down -*5 or 50 per cent
would not that be of some benefit to
society? There were 347 homicide
cases in the State last year and of
these 65 per cent. were traced to
liquor. If liquor could be eliminated
would not that be of benefit?
Thos. G. McLeod.
Thos. G. McLoed was next intro
duced by Mr. Edwards. Mr. Mc
Leod referred to his official record
and to his services as lieutenant gov
ernor. He discussed education and
the work he had doine for schools and
colleges. The people had years be
fore made mistakes in not making
the common school the basic founda
tion as was the casa now. The spirit
of education was now abroad in the
land, which means much to the State.
He also stressed good roads and scor
ed the tax dodgers heavily in his
arrument for equalization of prop
Erty. He made a plea for a contin
ued appropriation for pensions.
As to the liquor question he was no
advocate for selling, but thee matter
must be sanely dealt with. He had n'o
apology to offer for defending that
Democratic doctrine of local opLion.
There was nothing for prohibition
ists to do but build up a sentiment
for prohibition. for no law could be
enforced unless there was a senti
ment for its enforcement. He thought
the whole matter "'a carefully pre
serv'ed and canned lssue" to be
brought up from time to time. H
did not believe in over-riding the
will of the people. He promised iI
elected to perform all duties faithful
ly and enforce the laws.
After dinner F. HI. Ilyatt was the
next speaker. Mr. Hyatt went out
of the ordinary line and delivered an
address on the progress of South
Carolina. He did not consid' r it a
political gathering. he said. havin;:
heen invited by the ladles committee
of a church to deliver an address at
a church barbecue. Therefore h.e did
not touch at all on the whiskey
matter or on taxation. His opening
remarks called attention to rural
schools and their relation to good
roads. The two were closely con
nected. Only one man in each hun
dred ever thinks. The others let
this one man do their thinking.
Therefore, the necessity for schools
and colleges. He commended the
1cton of the State board of educa
tion in selecting Prof. Tate as In
spector of rural schools. A man
very often paid more attention to
his stock than he did to the kind
of instruction his children w-re re
ceiving at the schools.
He briefly reviewed the progress
made in road building in the past
ten years and gave some interesting
figures along that line. He told ofi
the work of the farmers and the
Southern Cotton association in rais
ing the price of cotton and In urging
the farmer to plant other crops. Over
I100E.000l circulars had been mailed
out by the association describing the
Williamson plan for plantinc corn.
The w.-alth of t.he South was enor
mous and constantly growing. but
there should be modern methods ap
plied and for this end all of us must
John G. Richards was introduced
next. Mr. Richards reviewed his 20
years or service in office of which 10a
years w- re in the general assembl'y.
He was proud to say that in this htie
he had always favored education for
high and low. He had advocate-d ap
propriations not only for the com
mon schools but for the colier- s as
well, lHe pointed to the bills. intro
duced by him and passed. incr-'asing
the nunmber of rural schools in the
State and the measures providingr for
educational scholarships at Winthro;>
and Clemson colleges: appropriations
-that enabled the poorest boy or girl
Ito reeive a ce'llege -Mucation. kHe
stressed the work being done for the
farmer at Clemson and told of his
record as a miembe~r of the Farmers
Hie was tired of the whiskey qu-'s
ton. He .had hoped that for once in
-20 yearS the candidates could corn.
before the people with matters of
more importance. Since. however,
the "irst speaker had taken up as his
eatng topic whiskey, he would in
-form all how he stood. He was :
prohibitionist. both in theory and
fi Cole L. Bles.-a.
Cole L. Blease took as his sub.
OR HE NEVER WOU'LD HAVE
One of the Cannon's Chief Lieuten
ants Faces Fraud Charges in Con
nection With His Election.
Declared the winner of the Re
publican nomination for Congress in
the Thirtieth district of Pennsyl
vania. Congressman Dalzell. the
high priest of protectionism and the
chief lieutenant of Cannon. Is up
against a fraud contest. His oppon
ent declares that with a legal elec
tion he would have won in the Pitts
hrrg district by 1.500 votes.
The first step in his contest was
taken when he made out informa
tion against J. Harvey Evans. judge
of election of the Third ward. Mc
Keesport. charging him with violat
in. the election laws. Other arrests
will follow as soon as information is
at hand. If Dalzell is named as the
Repubican nominee he may be de
feated at the poles for the Democrats
are planning to put forward J. A.
Wakenfield. Esq.. or Janys A. Ful
ton. If elected Dalzell's seat may be
In his complaint to the court. Dr.
Black. Dalzell's contestant, declares
be and others saw Evans change bal
lots openly, and that the men pro
testing were thrown from the poll
In filing his quarterly report be
fore Judge John G. Haymaker, in
Common Pleas court In Pittsburg
last week Constable J. H. Camp
bell. of Turtle Creek, in the Dalzell
district, swore that the election
board in the Third ward, Turtle
Creek. left the polling place unguard
ed and went home after closing the
The constable said he was sum
moned by a citizen, who asked him
to take charge, and when he arriv
ed at the polling place he found the
officeal ballots strewn about the floor
and the tally sheets on the table. He
also asserted that there had been
other persons in the room between
the time the board left and his ar
rival. The district attorney's offce
has started an investigation of the
violation of the law. Dr. Black has
demanded a recount of all the votes
of the district and declares that he
expects to have the prisons filled
with Dalvll's friends before he gets
throu.ch and also to have Dalzell out
If the stand-patters in Congress
cannot hold their own in rock-ribbed
Pennsylvania where can they expect
to win? is the q-stion politicians in
Washington. D. C.. are asking. Lit
tle interest was taken in the outcome
of the fight in Iowa. the heart of the
-progressive" territory. Sona-tors:
Dolliver and Cummings led against
very candidate not identified with
-progressive Republicanism." In
eneral. It Is declared that follower
f Cannon suffered in the recent
rimaries and many of them will
ave close calls for election.*
Negro Troops Remain.
The president has flatly refused to
accde to the demand from Seattle.
IWash.) citizens, transmitted to him
hrough Senator Jones. for the re
noal of the Twenty-fith infantry.
olored. because a soldier is accused
f assaulting a white woman.
He Render unto Caesar tue things
hat are Caesar's -...I render unto
God the things that are G;od's."~ He
did not touch on the liquor question
but devoted his time to a review of
ertain conditions in this State in
several p--riods-that of 1840, of
1876. of 1S90. and the present. He
alled attention to the work of the
ren confronting him and their fore
fathers that made the names of Le'
and Jackson imperishable; to the
work of the same men in 1876 who
made Hampton governor and thieb
later. in 1890 these same men made
the reforms possible under the lead
ership of B. R. Tillman.
Winthrop and Clemson are mon
uments to this movement. Two
years ago he had endeavo.-ed to
make taxation the issue with the peo
ple of tne State and the n-wspapers
laughed at the idea. Exatrine the
-~x receipts for the past several
years and show how the taxes have
gradually miount-d. lie wanted to
stress the fact that the legislature
mnakes the laws, the governor only
John T. Duncan.
In characteristir manner. John T.
Duncan. of Richiand. addressed the
voters, Hie said:
"Thos. who can't read have been
taught to curse D~uncan." Mr lDuncanl
assailed the. new.spapers, proclaiming
himslf to be a reforumer. lie touch
ed on the dangers of vice, the dis
pensary. the --pubilic otlic, s and
Courts. reeking with rot'enness.
and referred especially to the Asy
lum investigation and ma~ny other
Dr. W. W. Ray.
Cngressmant L~ev- r was not pres
ent and W. W. Ray. was introduced
as his opponent Dr. Ray touche~d
on the tariff and the ne~cessity for
the people becoming more familiar
Iwith national subjects. He thought
th pre-ent high cost of living was
on account of the Republican tariff.
The party had brokeuz faith with the'
Dr. Ray attacked Congressmian
Levers vote for the tariff on lum b.r,
holiing that Mr. Lever had. for the2
h neit of the~ few aonle back (on t e
pledge as~ a D.-mocrat. This vot wasj
in dir~c: oppositionf to the prinei
p .s .fth democracy of Jefferson.
r.. was e.orry Mr. Lever was n:
;r ent to an.sw.r c.ertain questions
'e wot. like to ask. If the mn
srigthe people prov'es true to
his trust. keep him in otlice; if he
..~e f-als turn him out.
LUKE OLD TIMES
Dtails Fr aia Massacre SKaae &Th
The People Were Forced to Flee
From Their Homes, and That the
Savages Tortured Their Victims
Before Masaneing Them In the
Most Brutal Manner.
With telegraph wires cut and oper
ators murdered or forced to flee for
their lives, definite information is
lacking as to the present situation
-it Valladolid. Yucatan. the scene of
i bloody massacre by Indian insur
gerts several days ago. Meagre ad
vices received by the government au
taorities estimate the number killed
More than two thousand Indians
are said to have been engaged in the
attack upon the towns. The insur
gents held Valladolid at last accounts
having fortified themselves in the
jail and other buildings. A force
of federal and state troops and volun
teers numbering more than 2,000
men. was concentrated at Dritas, a
short distance from Valladolid. and
was about to march upon the rebels.
Those engaged in the uprising are
chiefly Indians who never have been
submissive to authority. Reports
as to the cause of the outbreak are
conficting. Some .declare that it
began with a protest against certain
orders issued by the civil officer in
charge of the municipality, known as
the "Jefe Politico." while others say
that it was the result of a drunken
Whatever the origin. it appears to
.have had some semblance of organi
zation and is said to have been led
by political malcontents. Col. Bonilla
Montenegro. formerly at the head
of the civil government of Valladolid
s said to have been in command of
The first attack was made upon
the building where all public offces
are located. The mob was armed
with machetes, pistols and guns. Af
ter sacking this building the rioters
turned their attention to the Jefe
Politico named Regil The battle
had begun in the night, and it was
2 a. n. when the attack was made
on the building where Regil and
many citizens had taken refuge.
A bloody butchery followed. Tbe
wife of Reg'l left her four children
and went to the assistance of her
husband. seeking through her tears
rnd prayers to reach the hearts of
he infuriated raiders. Regil was
cut down before her eyes. and his
body backed to pieces. The wife.
also is said to have been murdered.
is were all the men in the building.
umbering some twenty in all. Later
the five or six gendarmes in the
town met a similar fate.
The people of the town were ter
rifed. Many fled in the direction of
Merida. The mob surged through
he town, crying for blood and pil
lage. Victor Ojeda, juidge of the
first instance, fell into their hands,
1d was assassinated.
Other victims were Florentino
Scharretta. commander of the police;
Jose Maria Hernandez, second in
command: Pedro Hiernandez, mayor
f the town. Jose E. Triay. chief of
the telegraph office at Vallodolid;
Alozo Vannuvia and Demetrio Riv
ero. merchants. w.hose stores were
also sacked. It is said that Triay,
chrief telegrapher, was put to death
after suffering horrible tortures.
RAZORED) HtS THROAT.
An Old Colored Man Comnmits Sui
cide in a Shop.
The Charleston Post says "'John
Smythe. an old colored man, cut his
throat from ear to ear Friday: morn
ing shortly after 9 o'clock. at a
harber shop conducted by R. Fen
nix, in Elliot street. and the negro
-ed two hours Iater at Roper Hos
rital from the *ffects of the gash
which he made upon his neck.
"Smythe entered the shop of Fen
nix, snatched up a sharp razor, and
inicted the fatal wound across his
throat. He stagg.ered from the shop
and fell in a pool of blood near the
front steps. where he was taken up
by Policeman Dugar and seat bur
ridly to the Roper hospital. Smythe
semed dete~rmfined to make a good
job of the slashing. for he pushed
h. razor blad.: frmly back against
the handle, and getting a tight grip
n the dealy weapon, proceeded to
slash his throat."'
"HIOLY GHOtSTER' REBELLED.
Woman and Her Children Taken
Armed with a writ o! habeas CAr
pus Sheriff Melville W. Thelethen
boarded the barkentine. Kingdom.
on. of the vessels of the Rev.. Frank
W. Sandford's "Holy Ghost and Us"
fleet ot Portland. Maine. and took
under his care Mrs. Florence Whit.
,taker. and her four children. In
ltters to lat ives she declared, she
was held against her will.
Mrs. Whittak'r's husband. A. A.
W.itak.-r. who has been an apostle
.f Sanford, for 13 years. was aboard
Ith. Kingdom, but offered no resist
sec". Mrs. Whittaker was one~ of the
colnyl established in Palestine sev
.'ral years ago. but while her has
htnd remains true to the faith she
1has reb ied, as the Sandfordites
Lig'htning Hit Bayonets.
Lightning struck the bayonets in
a patrol that was maneuvering at
Trasnoy-Selo. Russia. Thursday. and
-.illd ne soldier.