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BENNETTS VILLE, S. C.ifERIDAY, MAY 1, 1908.
A BIG SENSATION.
Official Stir in Washington Causo i by
Serios of Scandals.
A HIGH OFFICIAL DISMISSED.
Ho Is On* un Bick Leave, and Ills j
.Wife Goes to His OlHce and
Take? Papers lVom
A Washington dispatch says a most
sensational development of thc inves
tigation of the postolllce department
affairs occurred just before thc depart
ment closed Thursday when Postmas
ter General Payne announced thc sum
mary dismissal of .lames TS'. Ty ncr,
assistant attorney general for
the postolllce department, coupling
with the announcement thc startling
charge that all the papers and rccoros
in the safe of the latter's lillico had
been abstracted by Mrs. Ty uer, wife
of the discharged official, with the as
sistance of others. The facts are told
tersely In the letter of dismissal,
signed by Postmaster General Payne,
late Wednesday afternoon and made
public tonight. The letter is as fol
April 22, 100:i.
Hon. James N. Ty ncr, Assistant At
torney General for thc Post?nico De
Sir: You are hereby reino Veri from
the office of assistant attorney general
for the postolllce department.
I deem it proper to give you the rea
sons for this summary action on th j
part of the department. Early in thc
month of March L communicated to
you,.through a mutual friend, the ic
qucst for your resignation. After a
painful Interview with you, and a more
painful one with Mrs. Tyner, I con
sented to modify the demand for your
resignation so that it might take ef
fect on May 1, 1903, with tho proviso,
however, that you were given leave of
absence from tho 'imo of the accept
ance of the resignation to the date of
its takiug effect, with thc understand
ing that you were not in any way to
undertake to discharge the duties of
Late Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
Tyner came to the office of assistant
attorney general for the postotlice de
partment, entering in the regular way,
and went through the main office to
the private office, closing the door be
hind her. She then unlocked the door,
entering from tlie public hall into thc
private rooms and admitted her sister,
Mrs. Barrett, whose son was former
ly an assistant in your office, and
whose conduct is now under Investig?
is Hon by the department. She .Uso ad-.
yr mitted' in the same manner, G. G.
JIamner, an expert In the employ of
the Moiler .Safe company, with whom
she made ari arrangement to meet her
at the department. At her direction
Mr. Hanmer opened the safe in the
room, and she took therefrom all pa
pers, records and articles of every kind
and carried them away with her.
Immediately upon learning what
had been done I directed thc fourth as
sistant postmaster general tosend two
inspectors to your house to demand,
in the name of the postmaster general,
.thc delivery to them of any papers,
.documents or other materials which
had been abstracted from the safe.
This demand was refused by Mrs. Ty
ner; and she likewise refused to per
mit the inspectors to see you or to sec
:and examine the papers in lier pres
ence. Mrs. Tyner further stated to
.tho postolllce inspectors that sile cuni
.'tnitted this act with your knowledge
and by your direction, further com
ment on this transaction, on my part,
is not necessary.
The facts in the case will be sub
mitted to the attorney general of fhe
United States for snell action in thc
premises as he may doom proper.
II. C. Payne,
Mrs. Tyner came to (he office of the
--asslsi'ia7t-attorney general on tho ii f ti i
Hour of tho poslollico building-, aU'3f45
o'clock Tuesday afternoon and remain-'
ed there exactly an h.mr. When shu
arrived Acting Assistant. Attorney
General (Jhristlancy, who has had
charge of tho office for moulds past
in the absence of (ion. Tyner, who has
been In poor health for a long period,
was in tho office. The clerks wore at
their desks. Mrs. Tyner passed from
the public room into tho private office
and closed tim dour behind her. He
ilig tiioji alono in tho office she.stopped
to the door .opening into the public
corridor aaid, ?by previous arrangement
udmitted Wis.. Marrett, mot her of
Harrison J. ?Barrett, tho former law
clerk oj the pofctoffieo department, and
G. G. Damner, a safe export.
An inspector discovered Mrs. Tyner
:in the office and reported ber presence
to his supervior officer, Fourth Assist
i ant Postmaster General lirLtow. Posl
. master General Payne was also not I
lied. Mr. Hristow asked authority to
have Mrs. Tyner ejected from the
? office. Tlie authority came too ritte.
When the Inspector returned Mr.;. Ty
.uer and her party had left, The safe
. on being examined was found lo be
.empty. The altair created much ex
citement among the investigating of
ficials, but the nows was concealed
.carefully from the public. Two in
spectors were dispatched to the Ty
ner residence lo recover thc papers.
Mrs. Tyner refused to give them up,
?saylng that she was acting under the
direction of her husband. She told
the inspectors, so they reported, that
they had a right tu tho papers as Mr.
'Tyner was still asst taut attorney gen
eral, and, moreover, insisted that the
,papers were all of a private chaine
?ter. The inspectors reported that
Mrs. Tyner declared the papers be
longed solely to them and she an
rnouriccd emphatically that she did
not propose to have her papers sub
mitted Lo the scrutiny of the Inspec
It is suspected at thc department
tb at tho papers have BORK' connection
?with the recent conduct of thc office.
;Some weeks ago a turf investment
.concern, whose affairs were aired in
.court, alleged that Its operations and
.working methods had been sanctioned
by thc assistant attorney gcnoral for
the postofrloe department. Thc
charges involving the olfloe of the as
sistant attornoy general and a lawyer,
formerly connected with that ollicc,
were ventilated very generally at that
time and an investigation was ordered
by thc postmaster general, lt was
really thc Inception of the Investiga
tion that has spread Into every part
of tho department. The complainte
crystalized into nation, signed by
Postmaster General Payne, on March
9th last. Mr. Tyner had been in ex
ceedingly bad health for ti long time
and had visited the olllce at only rare
intervals; leaving the olllce entirely
in chargc.or his assistant for months
at a time. Ho is suffering from an
unusually severe case of paralysis,
and in consideration of this fact the
request fur his resignation was based
mi his ?ll health. Mr. Tyner then sent
in his resignation, LO take elfeet May
1st, and it wits accepted.
Tili? announcement of these develop
ments were made hy Postmaster ti cu
eral Payne late Thursday afternoon to
a large number of newspaper corres
pondents, in a voice that trembled
with emotion he said ho regretted to
have to say that be had found it neces
sary to remove from olllce thc assis
tant attorney general for the depart
ment, and after speaking in a gcucral
way about thc facts that had develop
ed sahl thc story was best told in thc
correspondence, which he then read
in a most feeling tone. Then he an
nounced that bc would say nothing
further on tile subject and that he
preferred n it to be asked any ques
tions, lie was asked if any arrests
would be made as a result of thc ab
straction and if any one else in the
o?licu was Involved. He said that
this he could not discuss; that lt rest
ed with the attorney general, to
whom the papers would go as soon as
the record of the case could bc copied
and submitted. Thu case, however,
lie added, will bc in the hands ot' the
department of Justice Friday, and
what further steps will bc taken will
be decided by the attorney general.
He did not, care to venture any pre
diction as to Llie outcome.
Mr. Tyner has been in the govern
ment service, in various important
capacities, for many years. He is
from Indiana. Ile was at one time
postmaster general. He is one of the
best known men in ouioiul life in
Washington. He and Mrs. Tyner and
President and Mrs. Grant were inti
Mr. Tyner is in a very weak and al
most helpless condition from his long
sickness. Ile remains in his room
most of the time and secs very few
INTENDED NOT11INO 1VHONO.
After being notilied of Postmaster
Genend Payne's action Mr. Tyner
called into consultation lt. Ross Perry
and L. T. Michcner, who arc intimate
friends, regarding the matter. The
gentlemen later made a statement
saying that Mrs. Tyner bad no
thought of wrong doing in opening
tho. safe, that the papers removed
were the private papers of Mr. and
Mrs. Tyner, with the excptlon of one
bundle not relating to department
matters. These papers, the state
ment says, will be placed at the dis
posal of the proper authorities of the
go vcr ii men t.
Knitted n Terrapin.
A dispatch from Anderson to The
State says it rained a terrapin there
Tuesday afternoon. This statement
is vouched for by Mr. Hu fus Fant,
Mr. Ab Fant and several little boot
blacks. The Messrs. Fa nb were stand
ing under the awning in front of the
book store on Whinier street Tuesday
watching the rain fall. Some little
bootblacks were near them. Sudden
ly one ol' tile boys exclaimed. "Did
you sec dat fing fall?" and ran oui
into tlic street and picked up a half
grown terrapin. Mr. Fant says that
he did not see t in; terrapin fall from
thc skies, but. that he had been look
jug at the very spot where the boys
picked it up only a few seconds before
and that ic was not there then. He
declares that he lielicvcs that it fell
along with the rain. Thc bootblacks
say that they saw lt fall. Thc boys
had llie terrapin showing it around
town Tuesday afternoon. The crea
ture is about four indies long and two
i indies v, ide.
".Han WAH n Woman.
Aaron Hark, a farmer who died sud
denly at his homo in Muhlcnburg
county. Ky., was discovered to be a
woman, whose name ls Mrs. Frederick
Green. She came to Muhlcnburg
county about thirteen years ago, with
a small child. She was dressed In
men's clothes. Sile has lived on a
farm Hie entire t? plc and her disguise
has never been suspected. Mrs.
(treen told a neighbor, who was witli
her before she died, that her home
was in Massachusetts and that she
had assumed men's garb because she
could make a bettT living than she
could otherwise. The only known liv
ing relative of the deceased ls her lit
tle daughter. Carroll.
Would Not Kat.
After living for nearly thirty days
without eating a mouthful Hailey
Chance, the white man who has been
in the county Jail at Brunswick, Ga.,
for lunacy for some time, died Wed
nesday night. Chance was taken out
(d' Ibo jail Saturday and carried to his
home hy the county physician, in the
hope that he might lu: persuaded tocal
lint the man still rel used to swallow a
mouthful. Chance was in jail eigh
teen days und did not eat, and it is
understood timi he refused to eat for
several days before he was con lined.
Thc man. if is understood, would never
etit anything unless tho food was pre
pared eil lier by his mother or himself.
A Leper in Thin Hinte.
A dispatch from Washington says a
curious case involving a leper soldier
in the Philippines ls bsfure the war
department, having been referred to
the judge advocate general to deter
mine in what manner thc alliictcd
soldier shall receipt for his pay. The
leper is an enlisted man in the artil
lery and itt present is isolated in South
Carolina: Pay ollicc rs do not care to
have him handle the rolls to sign tue
re?oit for his pay so an agreement
probably will bc made whereby the
soldier can be paid through a power of
attorney executed in tiie presence or
thc.physician and nurse in atj^mdance.
IN HOT FIST FIGHT.
A Very Disgraceful Affair in tho
WHIRLWIND OF WILD DISORDER
Grew Out of tho Municipal Owner
Hlnp Fight, Chairs und Dcuks
Completely "Wrecked in
At Springfield, 111., slugging and
rolling over across-each other across
the speaker's platform in a frenzied
general tight, at the feet of a score of
female guests, the members of the
Illinois legislature Thursday surpass
ed the wildest scenes of the Austrian
rciehsrath. Charges by the speaker
of the house, Isaac Miller, that at
tempts had been mado to bribe bira
were formally made as an explanation
of thc extraordinary actions on his
part, which precipitated' the riot.
The interior of the legislative cham
ber resembled, In a measure, the trace
of a tornado, so general was the wreck
age of ?hairs and desks.
Chicago street railway franchises.,
more valuable, than told mines, were
directly at stake, federal court receiv
ership proceedings against the Union
Traction company of Chicago having
brought thc matter to a sudden issue.
Thc stormiest time ever experienc
ed In the Illinois legislature began al
most without warning, In a whirlwind
ot wild disorder, which arose Thurs
day In tho house of representatives
over rival traction measures, or so
called municipal ownership bills.
Adherents of the Mueller bill, indig
nant at Speaker Miller's ruling in
favor of Lindley bill, attempted to
pull the speaker from his elnar. The
speaker raised his voice above the
turmoil and declared the house ad
journed. Thereupon Represetative
Murray, a Mueller bill man, called for
the election of a speaker pro tempore.
Chas Allen of Vertniliiou was selected,
but had dlflleulty lu forcing his way
to the speaker's chair. The uisles
were thronged with a crowd so excit
ed that it was almost a mob. "Even
tually be made the passage and Henry
Ileitler was made clerk. It was fouud
exceedingly difficult, however, to -ac
During roll calls on amendments to
the Lindley bill uearly bair the mem
bers of thc bouse stood on their desks,
shouting and gesticulating. Many
members had seized bill books and
were pounding their desks, while Mr.
Cummings from his seat, in thc front
rowden the Democratic side, wus vig
orously wielding a board.
Personal violence against the speak
er was threatened. A number of la
dies were sitting on the couch on the
"Will the ladles please move from
behind?" shouted Mr. Allen.
"Cet them out," shouted Mr. Sher
man, "get thc ladles out. Do not act
A light broke out on the Democra
tic side, a few feet from thc speaker.
Werdell (Dem.), and Glade (Rcpt.)
were thc. central figures, but eight or
ten other members-In fact almost
everybody in their Immediate vicinity
-appeared to be taking a hand In the
melee, in evident endeavor to separate
the two combatants. It afterwards
developed that Werdell had started
for the speaker with a menacing air
and that Glade had seized him, thus
precipitating the encounter.
Thc municipal ownership light now
in progress is the most exciting which
the State capitol has witnessed in
many years. Chicago sentiment is
said to favor the. Mueller, and Mayor
Harrison and others of inlluence have
been here several days working for it.
Tile Lindley bill, the municipal owner
ship measure favored by an ac
tive minority, has, however, been
forced ahead. Thursday the speaker
refused a roll call on a motion to post
pone consideration of the Lindley bill,
although a majority of the house de
manded thc roll call. The postpone
ment motion was declared carried;
amiiV'thcptotests of thc majority. To
day Speaker Miller ordered the Lind
ley measure advanced to a third read
ing in thc tumult of volees rose In op
position, during which the attempt
was made to pull the speaker from his
chair. After Speaker Miller declared
thc house adjourned the newly or
ganized house recalled inc bill from
third reading and proceeded, section
by section to substitute the Mueller
bill for it. The time then ar
rived for the regular afternoon
session and Speaker Miller resumed
the chair without opposition. Con
siderable confusslon attended at
tempts to transact business and a
recess was taken until evening.
At tho night session Speaker Miller
said his action in refusing a roll call
was due to reports that he could make
money by allowing a roll call on the
Mueller bill, but as the. house desired
it bc washed his hands of thc entire
matter and would permit a roll call.
An agreement was reached for a re
consideration of the Lindley bill and
the house adjourned until l-'riday.
The low? Disabled.
The battle-ship Iowa, which left
Pensacola, Fla., Monday to complete
her target practice in the gulf, was
towed in Tuesday totally disabled by
uer steam pipe bursting and tearing
away tlie steering gear. Thc accident
happened at f?.30 o'clock in the after
noon and three government tugs were
! immediately sent to the ship's relief.
Tlie extent of the damage ls very
great and it will require IC days or
j more to make repairs. The vessel is
now lying at the navy yard The
squardon was to haye departed for
thc north tomorrow, but the accident
to the Iowa will prevent its sailing as
Oftlccr u Suicide.
Gen. Davis ca'o'cd the War Depart
ment Wednesday that Lieut. Col.
Henry W. Sprole of the First Cavalry
committed suicide at Manila shooting
himself through tim head. Sprole was
appointed from New York.
THE TILLMAN CABE.
Considerables Hurpriio at Tts Deina
Continued ls Expressed
Thora has been soroo surprise
throughout thc state at the some
what unusual manner in which the
trial pf J. II. Tillman for tho mur
der of N. G. Gonzales.was continued
to tlic July term or court for IUet>
land County. It is customary to give
lie defendant the benefit of any
doubt that may exist as to the pro
priety of continuing a case or such
gravity as a murder case, but this
one seems to have been continued on
a remarkably poor showing, ir indeed
thc rules of court have not been whol
Au analysis of thc proceedings
shows that a continuance was grant
ed on tile statement that two wit
nesses were absent. One of these
witnesses, J. A, While, made affidavit
that he saw a man balking to one
Ilolsonback and heard bim say lie had.
made Tillman show the white feather
and would do so ugaiu. White did
not know thc speaker, but flolsonbaok
asserted that the person who made
thc alleged throat was N. G Gonzales.
The defense showed hy a tilda vic
that While was ill. Nothing was
produced from While to indicate
when, if ever, lie could appear as :
witness, but counsel, by contending
that the rule had been complied with
and tli?b it was their desire lo have
these witnesses confront the jury, in
timated the purpose of the defense lo
produce them. Thc court, ho we vc ,
did not require thc usual showing on
this vital point.
.The other witness because of whose
absence, the continuance was ashed
was Miss Hoper, a young kinswoman
of thu prisoner, who ls a trained
nurse. M'ss Hoper, according to aill
davit, is willing to testify that while
employed in lier professional capacity
by Mr. Gonzales to minister at the
death bed ot his uncle, she heard Mr.
Gonzales Say to his stricken relative
that he had made Tillman show the
white feather or woukj make him do
so. The defense demonstrated that
Miss Hoper was not at lier home in
Spartanburg, and although it was
known that she was at a hospital In
New .York, there was no exhibit to
show that she had been communicated
with by her relatives or that she nad
received a request to be present lu
Columbia when , thc case was to be
called, and otdy the counsel's belief
that she would be present at the next
In order that there might be no de
lay, the prosecution, as usual in such
cases, agreed to admit that these-ab
sent witnesses would, if present, swear
to the allegations set forth in their
uftidavlts, bj^t 40 ..this JLho defebs?.
would ??hiconseiib declaring that both
witness had further declarations to
make to the jury.
On this showing and against the
protest of counsel for the prosecution,
who cited tile rules of court as evi
dence that tile whole proceeding was
unusual in practice and violation of
those rules the continuance was
A Pretty Spectnclc.
Tho police have not been able to ar
rest Capt. Andrew Dunlop, U. S. N.,
commandant of the naval station at
San Juan, P. lt., against whom a war
rant has been issued for bringing in
liquors without duty, because the
naval station is a government reserve
and Capt. Dumop remains on it. Capt.
Dunlop refuse? M) come out or to per
mit the police, to enter. Commander
Mcntz, U. S. N., and Robert Giles,
against whom warrants were also is
sued on thc charge, were arraigned
and plead not guilty. A preliminary
hearing will be held because of the
inability to apprehend Capt. Dunlop
the date of the hearing has not been
set. P. V. Mohoun, paymaster, U. S.
N., for whom there isa warrant out
on Hie charge of illegally bringing in
liquors, is in tho United Slates and
will he summoned later through the
Dropped a Thousand Keel.
Pour members of thc Aero club
who ascended from Paris, Prance, In
an airship Monday night descended
Tuesday morning at Aries, marvelous
ly escaping death. At dawn the bal
loon, which was at a height of 10,000
feet, was traveling at the rate of six
ty miles an hour. Thc aeronauts,
realizing that they were nearing the
Mediterranean, determined to descend
immediately. They dropped precioil
ately and in a few minnies the balloon
struck the earth. It rebounded for
?J?0 feet, and finally settled among
some telegraph wires, which were
broken. The rapidity of the descent
deprived the travelers bf all sensation
and completely deafened them. Other
wise they were unhurt. After a rest
they returned to Paris by rail.
A special from Winston-Sale.a, N
C., says: Tho buller at Shore and
Moser's saw mill near Bethania, ex
ploded Wednesday, killing three men
and injuring another. The dead:
Gid T. Shore, one of the mill owners,
married. Luther George, single.
William Logan, married. Injured,
luit not seriously, Samuel Moser
Luther George, who was loading lum
ber at Gie time of the explosion, was
struck hy apiece ol' the boiler, hi
head torn from ids body and flung
upon a pile bf lumber. Shore was
crushed under a mass of railing tim
ber. Logan was scalded to death;
Part ol' thc boiler was blown .lou feet.
Thc explosion was caused, it ls
thought, by low waler In the boiler.
A Town lMllugcd.
A dispatch from Tangier, Morocco,
?ays tribesmen have attacked and
pillaged Mequinz. Thirty-seven In
habitants ol' the town and Kl tribes
men were killed in the lighting.
Mequinz is about 'M miles west by
south of Pez. lt has a population of
about :tu,uuu. Some months ago a
number of American missionaries were
located ?it Mequinz, but during the
recent disturbances in Morocco they
arc reported to have left there, for
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Brya^f^rgcB^erooprftts to u-Sta?tl
^ Square tor Honesty.
.'. tvJ-f - T-?--,
HE>AH?I.AlJDg 8EN?T0B STONE.
Instead inf Being True to His Party
Br|aii Declares Clcvelniul Dis
. : ijrraceu and-Betrayed it.
) Democrats Applaud.
Al.illansos Oily, Md., last Tuesday
weckvyVllHam J. Iiryan speaking to
the toast "Democracy" at the banquet
(il ven ?by the Democratic Jackson
Count) blub and the newspaper men
of Missouri complimentary to William
J. Steine, bitterly arraigned Grover
Cleveland und lils supporters who are
nrikititf.thc plea for harmony among
LK-mocVuts. The assembly was made
up of Missouri Democrats and thc re
marksjofMr. Bryan met with enthu
siastic} ra vor with lils hearers. Ho
said in] part.
''Wliab wc need In this nation ls
moral courage among men. We need
moral courage moro than ability and
we want to have thc kind of moral
courage that will light for honest
.KLOWEKS KOK STONE.
"In your junior senator, William
Joel Stone, you have in Missouri a mau
who possesses both moral courage and
ability.: -1 am glad that you have
harmony iii this state. 1 believe thc
Democrats of Missouri give thc best
idea of how to secure harmony among
the Democrats or thu nation. I be
lieve in harmony.
"Thc, Dc tn oe ra ts' bed is wide enough
for all who want to come hi. but we
don't have to sit up nights to keep
certain pretenders from picking our
pockets. Wc Invite all who have
strayed from tho fold to come back if
they so/ieslre, hut wo want thom to
stay in after they come.
liNXlUOU OK CLEVELAND.
"We have had enough of Cleveland
Ism in the Democratic party. Wo had
four years of Cleveland, and after his
administration was over we found our
selves weaker than wc had ever heen
before because we bad been, betrayer!.
"Theseso-called harmonizers, Cleve
land and his followers, showed their
nearness to Repubulieanlsni by desert
ing us in our hour of greatest need
and supporting the Republican party.
"Thc Democratic party won a great
victory in 1802, which gave our party
a great opportunity, but Grover
Cleveland betrayed the Democratic
party.and it carried the burden of his
administration through two national
campaigns and there was not a plank
in either platform that was such a
detrin\???.fcp,me In those campa]gn_a.S.
.GROVEK BETKYED PAKTY.
"Cleveland had the best opportunity
to redeem-the Democratic party ever
offered to any man since the time of
Andrew Jackson, but instcadof being
true to his party he disgraced himself
"As ? party, we must stand true to
Democratic principles and if wc do
believe that Democratic victory will
some day come and lt will be hero to
remain when it conies.
"He ls of the highest service to his
fellows, who can give the highest ideal
There has been a lowering of ideals In
this country. Money is talked about
morning, noon and night. Commer
cialism is the curse of the country to
day, and it has debauched our coun
try. The foreigner has come to re
gard the American simply asa money
maker and wc give cause for the belief
that wc put nothing beyond wealth
and that money is ruling the country
with an iron hand.
MOKE IMPORTANT Tn AN MONEY.
Thc manhood and womanhood of
the United States are more important
than money. Jefferson set a higher
ideal for us than that of thc worship
of money, :ind nothing but the ideals
of Jefferson will ever lift us out of the
slough of despond. Thc Democratic
party is not the enemy of honestly
"I have heard lt ?aid that Demo
crats believe that a man can not havel
money and be honest. I deny that aa]
"A man can have money and bc a
Democrat, but if money has him he
has to bc a Republican. Jefferson be
lieved that money should bo sub
servient to the man, and Jefferson was
un educated man. There are people
to-day who think thut the educated
man should be separated from the com
mon rabble. Jefferson believed that
the man who was too good to take part
in politic? wns not good enough to live
In a land like this. Jefferson did not
create the principles of the Democ
racy; they existed long before Jefferson I
lived. Ile simply put the principles
into living form. There never was a |
time when the peoplo were more ready
to accept Democratic principles than
MUST APPEAL TO CONSCIENCE.
"Wo must appeal to thc conscience I
of tho people. Thrco remedies for ?
existing evils have boen suggested to]
me. First, an appeal to thc conscience
of the people; second, by legislation,
and third, by revolution. But revolu
tion ls not to be thought of. R?volu
lotion ls not a remedy in a country
where people can vote.
"People can vote themselves free In
this country and If they could not do
that, they could not tight them
selves free. Jefferson stood for the
people and their luterests and Hamil
ton believed that the president and
tho senate should be elected for life or
during good behavior. The Rep?bli
ca n party today is forming nut Jeffer
son clubs but Hamilton club.
"Never swerve in your loyalty to
Democratic principles. I would not
give one Democrat who really believes
in Democratic principles for a whole
barn yard full of trimmers and com
promisers who pretend to be Demo
MANY-LETTERS OK UKO It KT.
Letters of regret from Richard
Olney, Senator Gorman, Senator Cnr
mack, W. B. Hearst, Tom L. Johnson,
Edward M. Shepard, D'. H. Hill, Sena
tors Daniel Clark, of Arkansas, and
Balley were read. Thc letter of John
?son and Hearst raised a tumult of ap
THE GOEBEL MURDER.
Yowtsey Suva Gov. Taylor Sala Death
Plan Watt (JODI?. - ^
The evidence brought out In the
trial of James Howard for the murder
nf Uovernor Goebel, of Kentucky, at
Frankfort In that State, fastened the
guilt for the dastardly deod upon the
Republican Governor, who was In o?
tlcewhenlt iccured, as much as lt
does lipon any one else. Heury Yout
sey, who confessed the other day that
he planqed the afsasslnathm while on
the witness stand, waa rtculUd on
Youtscy was a ked If lie did nut re
fuse lo tell Assistant auditor Fiauk
Johnson where he was when Goebel
was shot. He said Johnson askt d bim
flic question, and he told Johnson'.-, he
was hi a safe place. Johnson said that
was not sufficiently definite, as the de
tectives had called for particular data
as to where all employes of thc (alice
were when thc shot was fired.
Youtsey then told him he was In the
toilet room in thc basement of the
executive building. Youtsey denied
that he had ever told General A.
Leadsrprior to the shooting, that Goe
bel once beat him out of a fee and
that he ilepised him. Mo admitted
that he told ll. II. Witherspoon and
other realatlvcs that the newspaper
reports that he had named Jim How
ard as the man who tired the shot were
"It was my defense at that time,''
said Youtsey, '"that Howard and me
were strangers, and 1 told everybody
I had never seen Howard till we met
Further along in the Interrogation
Youtscy declared that from and after
the shooting or Goebel, all of thc
others engaged in the killing conspired
together to clear themselves and
throw tho entire responsibility of the
crime upon him.
Responding lo questions as to ne
gotiations with Dr. Johnson lo kili
Goobel, Youtsoy said he went to see
Senator Dehne, and told him Johnson
and others were willing to do it. Sena
tor Deboo, according to witness, re
plied that enough Democrats were go
ing to vote with Taylor to retain him
In ofllee and it would not be necessary
to kill Goobel.
Dcboe said it must not bo done.
Witness wont back and told Johnson
what Dcboe said. Johnson told him
not to pay any attention to Dcboe,
but to go and sec what Governor Tay
lor said about lt. He went to see
Taylor and told him him what John
son said, and Taylor raised no objec
tion to the plan of shooting from sec
retary of state's otllce.
Obstructed tho Mail.
An interesting case was tried last
week In the United Stated Court at
Greenville. David Sherarcd,.colored,
was Jndicted for obstructing .the
mullein'that-he refused to get out ot
the' road with the wagon ho was driv
ing to let Mr. Trescot, the mall
carrier, pass along on his route. Mr.
A. II. Dean defended the negro, but
his efforts were rendered nugatory by
the testimony of his client, who said
on oath that he threw down thc lines,
folded his arms and said to Mr. Tres
cot, that he would remaln there until
doomesday before he would move thc
wagon out of his way. This evidence
on his part resulted In a conviction,
thc jury being out only ten minutes,,
and his consequent imprisonment will
bc due to the desire for playing thc
smart-Alcck, as no one elso testified
to this expression.
He IH Right.
At Richmond, Va., Thursday Dr.
Lyman Abbott gave an interview on
thc negro question. He said among
other things: "I think, in the main,
that the relation between the blacks
and whites in the south are better
than they are in the north; that the
doors to Industrial relations arc more
open to thc negro In thc south than
in the north; that if he is industrious,
honest and reasonably intelligent he
has on thc whole a better chance
in the south than in the north; and
to put the whole thing in a few sen
tences, if I were a negro I would
rather live in a southern than a
Thc State says although Mr. A. F.
! ll. Dukes was buried hut Wednesday
thi're are a dozen applicants for the
position on thc board or directors of
the dispensary made vacant by his
death. These aspirants may not be
applicants in the sense that they have
appeared In pc iso ti and have asked
the governor for the appointment,
luit lt is a fact that their friends have
recommended to the governor, which
amounts to the same thing as a per
sonal application. The position pays *4
adiiy for not exceeding 100 days In the
year, with mileage at the rate of 5 cents
a mlle when on business for the dis
Wanted to Lynch Jilin.
Henry Scruggs, colored, of Frank
lin, Tenn., charged with murdering
Simon .Iones, another negro, near
Franklin, Saturday, had a narrow es
cape from a mob of his own race Tues
day night. Sheri IT Tucker of William
son learned Wednesday afternoon
that a mob was rapidly forming thc
the purpose of lynching Scruggs. Thc
nefcro wassccretely removed last night
to Hie Jail In Nashville. The murder
of Jones is said to have been a most
Advices by the steamer Express of
China, tell of the cruclilctioii of a
Chinese desperado in Kwung Tung,
who confessed to sixVy murders. When
he confessed it was decided that de
capitlon was too lenient as punishment
and he was crucified. He was nailed
by lils hands to a wooden cross and
placed in a public place as a warning
to malefactors. Ile lingered for three
days before he succumbed to his terri
Murder and Suicido.
Daniel Dove, a prosperous farmer
of Columbus, Ark., Tuesday shot and
killed Mrs. Zan Dove, the wife of his
brother. Immediately afterward he
rode to his home and killed himself.
It is thought that a dlltlculty over a
land matter between Dove and his
brother caused thc killing of thc wo
KILLED HIS SON.
A W li i tu Man Goes to the Pcnitcn?
tfary for Five Years.
If the conviction pf white men In
this State continues we will soon have
u material deoreose In tho number of
murders. So far there has been one
white man sentenced to be hung, two
to imprisonment for life, and several
to terms of Imprisonment from five to
ten years in the pententiary since last
Last week J. W. itnddiford was con
victed at Klngstrce for the murder of
his s<>u and si ut to thc pi niunliar>
for tivcytais. Outof the four homicide
cases up at this term of court, lhere
wie ihreo convictions ?nd one ac
quittal. The sentences were four and
live years, and one fur life imprison
ment. This ought to hold up tim Tree
use of the pistol lu Williamsburg
county for a willie at least.
lt seems that Hoddiford met several
members of the Gains family not. far
from his home on the night of thc
day of the murder, and a quarrel en
sued, being superinduced probably by
Unfriendly relations which existed be
tween the above named parties. Moth
parties resorted to li rearms, both pis
tol and gun. and a general melee fol
lowed, lt was discovered after the
shooting that young Hoddiford, son
of the defendant, was lying dead with
a bullet In his ht ad. The fathcr.it
seems, did not know that his son was
anywhere about tile place of the
Most of the testimony brought out
showed that lt was a general combat
between the several Gai uses on one
side and Hoddiford on thc other. Thc
bullet lu young KoddiTord's head was
the same size as the other bullets that
thc defendant li red and it was testi
fied that this was the only pistol 01
that calibre in use. After the testi
mony was all in, the aigutneuts beard
and thc Jury charged, thc jury retired,
reluming in about two hours with a
verdict of manslaughter. Judge Gage
sentenced BoddiTurd to live years In
CHANCE FOR A BRIGHT BOY.
Senator Tillman Mus Another Ap
pointment ufa Midshipman.
Having to appoint another midship
man to the ?. S. Naval academy, I
hereby announce that there will be a
competitive examination in the stale
house at Columbia on Thursday, the
7th of May, at 9.30 a. ra.
Under the regulations of the navy
department there will be one principle
and three alternates, the candidate
standing the best examination receiv
ing the first position while the others
will follow in orderof merit.
If for any reason the principle
falls the first alternate takes his place
and so on. The age limit js from fif
teen to twenty years. The physical
examination is very severe and
young men would save themselves
trouble and expense by nob attempt
ing to enter the physical examination.
Ten of those who entered last year
out of twenty eight were deficient
After the competitive examination
ls held the successful candidate will
be required to go to Washington,
May 12th, to stand the civil service
examination. The physical examina
tion by the government will be held
at Annapolis on the third Tuesday in
June at the same time that the
final mental examination is held.
In order to be qualified for appolnt
ment'ln case of the failure of the
principal the alternates will have to
be examined at the same time and
place, viz: Washington May 12th.
In order to compete in this ex
amination young men must bc bona
fide residents of this state and white.
The name of those who will constitute
the examining board will bc announc
B. lt. Tillman,
Peculation in Ofllce.
The State says a prominent person
age connected with the State govern
ment was placed under arrest Thurs
day the confines of the capitol having
been invaded by one of the detectives
of thc city police Torce, who was arm
ed with a warrant for one bearing the
euphonious and uncommon name of
Smith-Ed. Smith, to be more ex
plicit. The charge against Smith is
that he pilfered the stamp drawer of
thc office ol thc secretary of state and
did so to the promotion of thc fatness
of his own pocket book Detective
Strlctland, who worked up the case,
found where thc negro porter had sold
as much as five dollars worth of stamps
at one time. Just another case of
frail humanity being unable to with
stand the allurements of the opportu
nity to speculate at the expense of the
A Marquis for Sale.
Armed with document to verify his
claim to nobility, Marquis Arthur
de Durrazzo of Naples, Italy has come
to New York with the avowed inteu
tion of marrying au heiress and has
advertised to this effect. The mar
quis thinks New York the Mecca for
heiresses. "There is more money in
New York than In all Europe," he
said. "You see I am young and would
like a young aud beautiful bride with
a large dowry. So I some here to find
it. Americau girl s arc beautiful be
yond all others." Asked if 3100,000
would be a fair dowry, he said. "It
would do, but ls not much of a return
for the honor my title brings. My
family ls nearly 050 years old and has
large estates in Naples."
l'uunil Dead In Heil.
A dispatch from Charleston to The
State says William Alexander Blair, a
traveling man of Asheville, N. C.,
was found dead in his bcd at the
Pavilion hotel Tuesday morning. Ile
had been here about a week and it ls
said he had been drinking heavily. A
half-filled bottle of whiskey was found
In his room. It was at first thought
that lie had committed suicide, but a
post-mortem examination showed that
his death was due .to natural causes.
His body will be shipped to Asheville,
of which city he was once mayor and
a well-to-do citizen.
A SAD TALE.
Hopes His Convi?tion Will Bo a
Lesson to Others.
IT WILL DO THE STATE GOOD.
Hopes lils CUM: Sf a Y bo. a Lesson to -
> Other You UK Men to Blum
His Sud Pute.
The correspondent ot The State
had a talk with Lonnie C. Meyers, a
young white man who had Just been
convicted of murder amLschtcnced to
thc penitentiary for life by the court
at K'ngstree. Tho correspondent
says his conversation disclosed some
unusual sentiments to be uttered by a
man who has stood thc excruciating
ordeal of a three days' trial, with a
consequent verdict which virtually re
moves him from the material world
The prisoner stood Iiis trial remark
ably well, but Tuesday the terrible
mental strain of thc last few days be
gan to leave ils trace upon his feat
ures. During tlic conversation, the
prisoner did not utter ono word of bit
terness, baited, or anger against a
single witness, who testtlicd against
him. He spoke appreciatively of the
fair, upright manner in which Solici
tor Wilson handled the case, .of thc
earnest efforts or his attorneys who
fought has battle so well and of thc
consideration that he met with at the
hand of the court.
He spoke feelingly of tup wife and
four little children whom he leaves
behind to win their own bread, and
ended his conservation with this sen
tence: "J hope this will do South
Carolina good; 1 hope that my case
may cause other young mon to halt
when they are faced with trouble,
and that it may be a lesson that will
cause others to try to avoid my fate."
His at torneys have given notice of a
motion for a new trial, but the pris
ouer seemed reconciled to thc sentence
bf life imprisonment that has fallen
upon him. He expressed the desire of
securing work in the penltentary that
he is able physically tovperform and
said further that lt shall be his ear
nest endeavor to make a mpdel, obedi
This is a sad t?lef ?nd should bc a
warning to all-young men. Meyers
is a young man and he murdered his
brother-in-law in a quarrel about a .
line fence, which should have been
settled without any trouble. If he
could undo what ho did, no doubt he
would give all he possesses, but it ls
too late now. He robbed a wife and
children of their natural protector
and now the law condemns him to life
long imprisonment and bis own wife
and children must fight thc battle of
life alone. But thc sentence was a
lust one, as in no other way can so
ciety be protected.
The Lightning's Work.
The bolt of lightning, which struck
the home of J. P. Belue Wednesday
afternoon, came very near being fatal
in its result and did considerable
damage. Mrs. Belue and young
Belue, who is about 15 years old, were
rendered wholly unconscious for some
time and the boy's right leg was tem
porarily entirely paralyzed. His right
trouser leg was cut off about the hip
as cleanly as if done by a knife and
from there split to the bottom. He
was severely burned_in the legs also.
The bolt evidently came down an iron
pipe that is used as a stove flue. It
broke the bricks that support the
cooking stove, split a shelf in a closet
on which stood a number of jelly and
other glasses, shattered the glasses,
ripped an oil cloth from a table and
on the back piazza broke a porcelain
wash basin and probably went *nto
the ground by way of thc drain pipe.
The shock~to Mrs. Belue and her son
was very great and that they escaped
with their lives is wonderful. They
are both doing very well Wednesday
and there is no cause apparent to fear
any serious consequences.-Spartan
In nani Luck.
Samuel O'Neale and Florence Red
Inger were married at Chanevllle,
Penn. After the ceremony while the
bride and groom and several others
were eu route to tho groom's home,
In a swollen stream the wagon upset
and the bride washed 100 yards down
thc stream before, she was .rescued.
The groom bought a wagon load- of
furniture. While going home the
straw in the wagon bed became ignit
ed from a lighted cigar which cause a
can of oil to explode, which set fire to
the furniture. O'Neil was seriously
burned ond everything except the
horses was consumed.
W?mt u Mess.
A dispatch from New York says
Oliver Ilarrisinan, Jr., brotherof Mrs.
Lewis Morris lluthford, admitted
Tuesday at his residence that his sis
ter will marry Wm. IC. Vanderbilt,
but refused to state the time. "Mrs.
Hu th ford is going to marry Mr. Van
derbilt," he declared, "and that's all
I care to say." Mr. Vanderbilt lias
gotten permission from Justice Geige
rlch to wed. Thc decree of divorce of
his ex-wife, now Mrs. O. IL P. Bel
mont, prohibited lils re-marrying.
Kemi This, Girls.
It is stated on the authority of the
head of the Chicago board of charities
that during thc year lU")2 four hun
dred deserted wives, who applied to
thc bureau of charities for assistance,
and later obtained divorces, admitted
that tiley could 'neither cook nor keep
house,' and, of course,, could not keep
husbands. Bad cookery and slovenly
house-keeping wore the direct causes
of those marriages beinn failures.
Toil ohed Him Heavily.
12. J. Kennedy of Greensboro, N.
C., who arrived at Norfolk on Wednes
day on a Roanoke and Southern train,
claims he was robbed of a wallet con
taining $1,701 in cash and a railroad
ticket from Winston to Denver, Col.
Kennedy recently sold out his mercan
tile business at Greensboro and start
ed for Colorado. So rar there ls no
! trace of the missing monoy.