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VOL. XXVII. BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FMpAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903. NO. 14.
A Bia SENSATION.
Official Stir in Washington Cause 1 by
Series of Scandals.
A HIGH OFFICIAL DISMISSED.
Ho IR Off un Sick Leave, and Illa I
.Wife GOCH to His OJUcc und
Taken Papers from
A Washington dispatch says a most
sensational development of thc Inves
tigation of thc postotlico department
affairs occurred just before thc depart
ment closed Thursday when Postmas
ter General Payne announced thc sum
mary dismissal of James Ts'. Tyner,
assistant attorney general for
tiie postofflcc department, coupling
with thc announcement the startling
charge that all the papers and rec o rc s
in the safe of the latter's otlloo. had
been abstracted by Mrs. Tyner, wife
of the discharged official, with tire as
sistance of others. Thc facts are told
tersely in the letter of dismissal,
signed by Postmaster General Payne,
late Wednesday afternoon and made
public tonight. The letter ls as fol
April 22, mo:'.
Hon. James N. Tyner, Assistant At
torney General for thc Postoflice De
Sir: You are hereby removed from
the office of asslF.tant attorney general
for thc post?nico department.
I deem it proper to give you the rea
sons for this summary action on the
part of the department. Early in the
month of March I communicated to
you,.through a mutual friend, the ic
quest for your resignation. Alter a
; painful interview wi tl? you, and a more
painful one with Mrs. Tyner, i con
sented to modify thc demand for your
resignation so that it ml^ht take ef
fect on May 1, 1903. with the proviso,
however, that you were given leave ol'
absence from the time of the accept
ance of thc resignation to the date of
its taking effect, with thc understand
ing that you were not in any way to
undertake to discharge the duties ol'
Late Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
Tyuer came to the olllce of assistant,
atlorney general for thc postolllcc de
partment, entering in the regular way,
and went through the main olllce to
the private olllce, dosing the door be
hind her. She then unlocked the door,
entering from thc public hall into the
private rooms and admitted her sister,
Mrs. Barrett, whose son was former
ly an assistant in your olllce, and
-whose conduct is uow under Investiga
> tion by thc department. SheHdso ad-,
mitted' in thc same mautier, G. G.
Hanmer, an expert in the employ of
the Moslcr Safe company, with whom
she made an arrangement to meet her
ut the department. At lier direction
Mr. Hanmer opened tile safe in the
room, and she took therefrom all pa
pers, records and articles of every kind
:and carried them away with lier.
Immediately upon learning what
had been done I directed the fourth as
sistant postmaster general bu send two
inspectors to your house to demand,
in the name of the postmaster general,
the delivery to them of any papers,
'documents or other materials which
had been abstracted from thc safe.
'This demand was refused by Mrs. Ty
;ner; and she likewise refused to per
mit thc inspectors to sec you or to sec
and examine thc papers in lier prcs
. ence. Mrs. Tyner further stated to
"thc postolllcc inspectors that she com
mitted this act with your knowledge
und by your direction. Further com
ment on this transaction, on my part,
3s not necessary.
Tiie facts in the case will be sub
mitted to the attorney general pf thc
United States for such action in thc
premises as he may deem proper.
IL C. Payne,
Mrs. Tyner came to the ?nice of thc
.-asslstSiil-attorney general on tho lifLia
floor of tiie postoilice building, at 3.-15
o'clock Tuesday afternoon and remain
ed there exactly an hour. When she
arrived Acting Assistant. Attorney
General Christ laney, who lias had
charge of the olllce for mon h ts past
in the absence of Gen. Tyner, who has
been in poor health for a long period,
was in the olllce. The clerks were at
Iheir desks. Sirs. Tyner passed from
tiie public room into the private oflice
and closed ?the door behind her. Ho
ing then alone in thc olllce she stepped
to the door .opening into the public
corridor ajad, ;by previous arrangement
admitted Mrs. Marrett, mother of
Harrison J. ?Barrett, the former law
clerk oj the pof,tofllce department, and
G. G. Hamncr, a safe export.
An inspector discovered Mrs. Tyner
:in the olllce and reported her presence
to his supervioroillc.er, Fourth Assist
. ant Postmaster General U rtstoiv. Post
i master General Payne was also noti
fied. Mr. Bristow asked authority to
have Mrs. Tyner ejected from thu
? oflice. The authority came too late.
When tho inspector returned Mr.?. Ty
ner and lier party had left. The safe
on being examined was found to be
?empty. The affair created much ex
citement among the investigating of
ficials, but the news was (.oncealed
.carefully from the public. Two in
spectors were dispatched Lo tho Ty
uer residence to recover the papers.
Mrs. Tyner refused to give them up,
saying that she was acting under the
direction of lier husband. She told
the inspectors, so they reported, that
tiley had a right to thc papers as Mr.
'Tyner was still assitant attorney gen
?oral, and, moreover, insisted that the
ipapers were ail of a private charac
.ter. Thc inspectors reported that
Mrs. Tyner declared the papers be
longed solely to them and she an
nounced emphatically that she did
not propose to have lier papers stih
. knitted to the scrutiny of the Inspec
lt ls suspected at thc department
that the papers have some connection
.with tiie recent conduct, of 1 lie olllce.
?Some weeks ago a turf investment
.concern, whose affairs were aired in
.court, alleged that its operations arni
"working methods had been sanctioned
by tho assistant attorney genoral for
tho posto?loe department. The
charges involving- theofUoo of the as
sistant attorney general and a lawyer,
formerly connected with that ofllco,
were ventilated very generally at that
time and an investigation was ordered
by the postmaster general. It was
really the inception of the investiga
tion that has spread into every part
of the department. The complaints
crystallzed into nation, signed by
Postmaster General Payne, on March
<Jth last. Mr. Ty nor had been in ex
ceedingly bad health for a long time
and had visited the otllcc at only rare
intervals, leaving the ellice entirely
in charge.or his assistant for months
ut a time. Ile is sulfuring from an
unusually severe case of paralysis,
and in consideration of this fact thc
request; for ins resignation was based
oil his ill health. Mr. Tyner tlieu sent
in his resignation, to take etrect May
1st, and it was accepted.
The announcement of these develop
ments were made by Postmaster Gen
eral Pay ne late Thursday afternoon to
a large number of newspaper corre-.
pondents. In a voice that trembled
with emotion bc said he regretted to
have to say that he had found it neces
sary to remove from ofllee the assis
tant attorney general for the depart
ment, and after speaking in a gcueral
way about the facts that had develop
ed said the story was best told in the
correspondence, which he then read
in a most feeling tone. Then he an
nounced that bc would say nothing
further on the subject and that he
preferred int to be asked any ques
tions, lie was asked if any arrests
would be made ns a result of thc ab
straction and if any one else in thc
oflieo was involved. Ile said that
this he could not discuss; that it rest
ed with the attorney general, to
whom tho. papers would go as soon as
thc record of the case could be copied
and submitted. Thc case, however,
be added, wi il be in the hands of the
department ol' justice Friday, and
wiiat further steps will he t aken will
bc decided by the attorney general.
lie did not care to venture any pre-,
diction as to thc outcome.
Mr. Tyner has been in the govern
ment service, in various important
capacities, for many years. He is
from Indiana. Ile was ut one time
postmaster general. Ile is one of the
best known men in otllclal life in
Washington, lie and Mrs. Tyner and
President and Mrs. Grant were inti
Mr. Tyner is in a very weak and al
most helpless condition from bis long|
sickness, lie remains in Iiis room
most of the time and sees very few
INTKNDED NOTHING WKONQ.
After being notified of Postmaster
General Payne's action Mr. Tyner
called into consultation lt. Ross Perry
and Li. T. Michener. who arc intimate
friends, regarding the matter. The
gentlemen later made a statement
saying that Mrs. Tyner had no
thought of wrong doing in opening
thc 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, thc state
ment says, will be placed at the dis
posal of the proper authorities of thc
Knitted n Tcrrnttii?.
A dispatch from Anderson to The
State says it rained a terrapin there
Tuesday afternoon. This statement
ls vouched for by Mr. Hufus Pant,
Mr. Ab Kant and several little boot
blacks. The Messrs. Pant were stand
ing under the awning in front of the
book store on Whither street Tuesday
watching the rain fall. Some little
bootblacks were near them. Sudden
ly one ol' the boys exclaimed. "Did
you sec dat fing fall?'' and ran ont
inlo Hie street and picked up a half
grown terrapin. Mr. Pant says that
he did not seo t he terrapin fall from
the skies, bul. that he had been look
ing attire very spot where the boys
picked it up only a few seconds before
and that ic was not there then. Ile
declares that he believes that it fell
along witli the rain. The bootblacks
say that they saw lt fall. The boys
had the terrapin showing it around
town Tuesday afternoon. Thc crea
ture is about four inches long and two
"Man \Vnnn Woman.
Aaron Hark, a farmer who died sud
denly at his hume in Muhlenburg
county. Ky., was discovered to be a
woman, whose naine ls Mrs. Frederick
Green. Khc came to Muhlenburg
county about thirteen years ago, with
a small child. Shu was dressed in
mon's clothes. She has lived on a
farm thc ont.ire time and ber disguise
has never been suspected. Mrs.
Green told a neighbor, who was with
her before she died, that ber home
was in Massachusetts and that, she
had ?issuhied men's garb because she
could make a beltT living than Miel
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 hos been
in the county jail at Hrunswick, Ga.,
for lunacy for some time, died Wed
nesday night. Chance was taken out
of the jail Sat urday and carried to his
home hy the county physician, in thc
hope that he might be persuaded to eat
bul. the man still refused to swallow a
mouthful. Chance was In jail eigh
teen days and did not eat, and it is
understood that he refused to cat for
several days before he was confined.
The mari, it is understood, would never
eat anything unless the food was pre
pared eil lier by his motlier or himself.
A Leper in This State.
A dispatch from Washington says a
curious case Involving a leper soldier
in the Philippines is before the war
department, having been referred to
the judge advocate general to deter
mine in what manner thc a 111 ic Lcd
soldier shall receipt for his pay. The
leper is an enlisted mau in t he artil
lery and at present is isolated in South
Carolina. Pay ofllcers do not care to
have him handle the rolls to sign tue
rece it for his pay so an agreement
probably will be made whereby the
soldier can be paid through a power of
attorney executed in the presence of
the .physician and nurse in attendance.
IN HOT FIST FIGHT.
A Very Disgraceful Affair in tho
WHIRLWIND OF WILD DISORDER
Grew Out oi* the Municipal Owner
ship Fight, Chairs und Desks
Completely Wrecked in
At .Springfield, lil., slugging and
rolliug over across- each other aer?f-s
the speaker's platform in a frenzied
general light, at the feet of a score of
female guests, the members of the
Illinois legislature Thursday surpass
ed the wildest scenes of the Austrian
reiohsrath. Charges by the speaker
of the house, Isaac Miller, that at
tempts had been made to bribe him
were formally made as an explanation
of thc extraordinary actions on his
part, which precipitated the riot.
The interier of the legislative cham
ber resembled, in a measure, the trace
of a tornado, so general was tho wreck
age ?if ?hairs and desks.
Chicago street railway franchises,',
more valuable than gold mines, were
directly at stake, federal court receiv
ership proceedings against thc Union
Traction company of Chicago having
brought the matter to a sudden issue.
Thc stormiest time ever experienc
ed in thc Illinois legislature began al
most without warning, in a whirlwind
of wild disorder, which arose Thurs
day in thc house of representatives
over rival traction measures, or so
called municipal ownership bills.
Adherents ol' the Mueller bill, indig
nant at Speaker Miller's ruling in
favor of Lindley bill, attempted to
pull the speaker from his chi ar. The
speaker raised bis voice above the
turmoil and declared thc house ad
journed. Thereupon Re prese ta tl vc
Murray, a Mueller bill man, called for
the election of a speaker pro tempore.
Chas Allen of Verrnllilon was selected,
but had ditllculty lu forcing his way
to thc speaker's chair. The aisles
were thronged with a crowd so excit
ed that it wus almost a mob. Even
tually be made the passage and Ilenry
Reitler was made clerk. It was found
exceedingly difficult, however, to -ac
D?ring roll calls on amendments to
the Lindley bill nearly half the mem
bers of the 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 the front
row.en thc D?mocratie 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.
"Get them out," shouted Mr. Sher
man, "get the ladles out. Do not act
A light broke out on the Democra
tic side, a few feet from the speaker.
Wcrdell (Dem.), and Glade (Rcpt.)
were the central figures, but eight or
ten other members-In fact almost
everybody in their immediate vicinity
-appeared to be f aking a hand in thc
melee, in evident endeavor to separate
the two combatants. It afterwards
developed that Wcrdell had started
for the speaker with a menacing air
and that Glade had seized him, tims
precipitating thc encounter.
The municipal ownership light now
in progress is the most exciting which
Hie Stale capitol has witnessed in
many years. Chicago sentiment is
said to favor the Mueller, and Mayor
Harrison and others of iniluence haye
been iiere several days working for it.
The 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 bouse de
manded.the roll call. Thc postpone
ment motion was declared carried,
amio"Lhe"piotestB of thc majority. To
day Speaker Miller ordered the Lind
ley measure advanced to a third read
ing in thc tumult of voices rose In op
position, during which the attempt
was made to pull the speaker from his
chair. After Speaker Miller declared
Hie house adjourned the newly or
ganized house recalled Hie bill from
third reading and proceeded, section
by section to substitute the Mueller
bill Tor it. The time then ar
rived for thc regular afternoon
session and Speaker Miller resumed
thc chair without opposition. Con
siderable confussion attended at
tempts to transact business and a
recess was taken until evening.
At the night session Speaker Miller
said his action In refusing a roll call
was due to reports that he could make
money hy allowing a roll call on the
Mueller bill, but as the house desired
lt he washed his hands of the entire
matter and would permit a roll call.
An agreement was reached for a re
consideration of thc Lindley bill and
the house adjourned until Friday.
Tim Iowa Disabled.
The batlle-sliip Iowa, which left
Pensacola, Fla., Monday to complete
her target praclice in the gulf, was
towed in Tuesday totally disabled by
her steam pipe bursting and tearing
away Hie steering gear. The accident
happened tit ft.30 o'clock in the after
noon and three government tugs were
immediately sent lo the ship's relief.
The extent of the damage ls very
great and it will require IC days or
more to make repairs. The vessel ls
now lying ut the navy yard Thc
sqtiurdon was to have departed for
the north tomorrow, but the accident
to the Iowa will prevent ils sailing as
O nicer a Suicide.
Gen. Davis cabled the War Depart
ment Wednesday that Lieut. Col.
Henry W. Sprole of the First Cavalry
committed suicide at Manila shooting
I himself through t he head. Sprole was
appointed from New York.
THE TILLMAN CASE.
Considerable Snrpriao at }ts Uetn/c
Continued ls Expressed.
Thoro has been sorao surprise
throughout the state at the some
what unuBuul manner In which the
trial of J. iii Tillman for. the mur
der pf N. G. Gonzales.was continued
to thc July term or court for Rich
land County. It is customary to (jive
he defendant the benefit of any
doubt that may exist as to the pro
priety of continuing a case of such
gravity as a murder case, nut this
one seems to have been continued on
a remarkably poor showing, if Indeed
the rules of court have not been whol
An analysis of thc proceedings
shows that a continuance was grant
ed on the statement that two wit
nesses were absent. One of these
witnesses, J, A. While, madeatlldavil
that lie saw a man talking to one
Ilolsonback and heard bini say lie had.
made Tillman show thc white reuther
and would do so again. White djd
not know the speaker, but Ilolsonback
asserted that thc person who made
the alleged threat was N. G. Gonzales.
The defense showed hy atlldavit
that White was ill. Nothing was
produced rrom White lo indicate
when, if ever, lie could appear as >
witness, but counsel, by contending
that thc rule had been complied with
and tliat it waa their desire to lui vc
these witnesses confront thc jury, in
timated the purpose or the defense io
produce them. The court, howevc \
did not require tho usual showinir on
this vital point.
The other witness because of whoso
absence the continuance was asked
was MJss Hoper, a young kinswoman
of tile prisoner, who is a trained
nurse. Miss Ito por, according tr? aill
davit, is willing lo testify that while
employed in her professional capacity
by Mr. Gonzales to minister at tho
death bed ol his uncle, she heard Mr.
Gonzales Say Lo his stricken relative
that he had made Tillman show the
white feather ?ir would make him do
so. The deren.se demonstrated that
Miss Hoper was not at? her home in
Spartanburg, and although it was
known that she was at ii hospital in
New-York, there was no exhibit to
show that sile had been communicated
with by her relatives or that she nad
received a request to be present in
Columbia when.the case was to be
called, and oidy the counsel's belief
that sile 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
atlidaylts?.but, Jp^.thjs .tho. defers?,
wo?ld riotVonsiiiiti dec!ail hg 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 thc rules of court as evi
dence that tlie whole proceeding was
unusual lu practice and violation of
those rules Hie continuance was
A Pretty Spectacle.
Thc 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
li? 1 uors without duty, because the
naval station is a government reserve
and Capt. Dunlop remains on lt. Capt.
Dunlop refuses to come out or to per
mit the police to enter. Commander
Mentz, U. S. N., and Robert Giles,
against whom warrants were aiso is
sued on the charge, were arraigned
and plead riot guilty. A preliminary
hearing will be held because of the
inability to apprehend Capt. Dunlop
the date bf the hearing has not been
set. P. V. Mohoun, paymaster, U. ,S.
N., for whom there is a warrant out
on the charge of illegally bringing in
liquors, is in Hie United States and
will he summoned later through the
Di-i ip] .cd ii Tl i ou H a nd Koot.
Four members or the Aero club
who ascended from Paris, France, 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 thc rate of six
ty miles an hour. The aeronauts,
realizing that they were nearing the
Mediterranean, determined td descend
immediately. They dropped precioit
ately and in a few minutes the balloon
struck the earth. It rebounded for
LtOO feet, and tl nally settled among
some telegraph wires, which were
broken. Thc rapidity of tile desce??
deprived the travelers of all sensation
and completely deafened them. Other
wise they were unhurt. After a rest
they returned to Parla by rall.
A special rrom WI liston-Sa le. i, N
C., says: Tho buller at Shore and
Moser's saw mill near licthanla, ex
ploded Wednesday, killing three men
and injuring another. The dead:
Gie! T. Shore, one of the mill owners,
married. Luther George, single.
William Logan, married. Injured,
but, not seriously, Samuel Moser
Luther George, who was loading lum
ber ai thc time of Hie explosion, was
struck by a piece of the boiler, hi
head lorn from Iiis body and tiling
upon a pile oi' lumber. Shore was
crushed under a mass of falling lim
ber. Logan was scalded to death.
Part or the boiler was blown 300 feet.
The explosion was caused, it is
thought, hy low water in the boiler.
A Town Pillaged.
A dispatch from Tangier, Morocco,
says tribesmen have attacked and
pillaged Mequinz. Thirty-seven in
habitants of tile town and lil tribes
men were killed in the lighting.
Mequinz is about itu miles west by
south of Fez. lt has a population of
about ?10,000. Some mouths ago a
number of American missionaries were
located at Mequinz, but during the
recent disturbances In Morocco they
are reported to have left there for
Bryaqgfcgea^peroQoratp to u-Btand
"llenare tor Honesty.
HE ijPPLATJDS 8EN?T0R STONE.
Instead of Bein? True to His Party
Bryan Declares Cleveland Uis
Kruccii and Betrayed it.
j DemooratB Apiilaud.
At Kansas City, Mo., last Tuesday
week ^Vllllam J. Bryan .speaking to
the tba'.sb "Democracy" at the hanquet
givch\jby the Democratic Jackson
Count's blub and the newspaper men
of Missouri complimentary to William
J. Stone, bitterly arraigned Grover
Cleveland and his supporters who are
m-iklnjf'.btic pica for harmony among
Demoi'^ats. The assembly was made
np of Missouri Democrats and thc re
marlts'i)f;Mr. bryan met with enthu
siastic? favor with his hearers. Ho
said hi j part.
M Wi wt wc need in this nation is
moral courage among men. We need
moral courage moro than ability and
we want to have, the kind of moral
courage that will light for honest
KLOWEK3 FOIt BTOXK.
"In your Junior senator. William
Joel Stotie, you have in Missouri a mau
who possesses both moral courage and
ability.. I am glad that you have
harmony in this state. 1 believe:th?
Democrats of Missouri give the hest
idea of how to secure harmony among
the Democrats of the nation. I be
lieve in harmony.
"The'Dotnocrats' bed is wide enough
lor all who want to come In, but we
don't-"have to sit up nights to keep
certain, pretenders from picking our
pockets. Wc Invite all who have
strayed from thu fold to come hack lr
they so \leslre, hut wo want them to
stay In after they nome.
litfOUOII OK CLEVELAND.
"We have had enough of Cleveland
Ism in the Democratic party. Wo had
four years of Cleveland, and after bis
administration was over we found our
selves weaker than wo had ever been
before because we had been, betrayed.
land arid lils followers, showed their
nearness to Uepuhulicanlsm by desert
ing us In our hour of greatest need
and supporting the Republican party.
"Thc Democratic party won a great
victory in 1892, which gave our party
a . great opportunity, but Grover
Cleveland betrayed the Democratic
party and lt carried the burden of his
adminhstrution through two national
campaigns and there was not a plank
in either platform that was such a
detriment to me in those campaign as.
' GItOVEK BETRYED PARTY.
"Cleveland had the best opportunity
to redeem-the Democratic party ever
offered to any man since the time of
Andrew Jackson, but instead'of being
true to his party he disgraced himself.
"As a party, we must stand true to
Democratic principles and if we do I
believe that Democratic victory will
some day come and it will bo hero to
remain when it comes.
"He ls of thc highest service to his
fellows, who can give thc 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 lias come to re
gard thc American simply asa money
maker and wc give causp. for the belief
that we put nothing beyond wealth,
and that money is ruling the country
with an iron hand.
MOUE IMTOKTANT TIIAN MONEY.
The manhood and womanhood of
thc United States are more important
than money. Jefferson set a higher
ideal for us than that of tho worship
of money, and nothing but the ideals
of Jefferson will ever lift us out of the
slough of despond. The Democratic
party is not the enemy of honestly
"I have heard lt ?aid that Demo
crats hellevo that a man can not have
money and he honest. I deny that as
"A man can have money and he a
Democrat, but if money has him he
luis lo be a Republican. JclTersun be
lieved that money should ho sub
servient to the man, and Jotrcrson was
an educated man. There are people
to-day who think that the educated
man should he separated from the com
mon rabble. Jefferson believed that
the man who was toogood to take part
In politics was not goodenough to live
in a hind like this. Jefferson did not
create the principles of the Democ
racy; they existed long before .lefferson
lived. He simply put the principles
Into living form. There never was a
time when thc people were more ready
to accept Democratic principles than
MUST APPEAL TO CONSCtE.VCE.
"Wo must appeal tu the conscience
of Hie people. Three remedies for
existing evils have been suggested to
mc. First, an appeal to thc conscience
of the people; second, by legislation,
and third, by revolution. Hut revolu
tion ls not to be thought of. R?volu
lutlon ls not a remedy in a country
where people can vote.
"People can vote themselves free in
tliis country and if they could not do
that, they could not fight them
selves free. Jefferson stood for thc
people and their interests and Hamil
ton believed that the president and
tho senate should be elected for life or
during good behavior. Thc Republi
can party today ls forming not 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 bc Demo
MANY1.ETTICH8 OK KKORKT.
Letters of regret from Richard
Olney, Senator Gorman, Senator Car
mack, W. B. Hearst, Tom L. Johnson,
Edward M. Shepard, D. B. Hill, Sena
tors Daniel Clark, of Arkansas, and
Balley were read. The letter of John
json and Iloarst ralucd a tumult of ap
THE GOEBEL MTJBDEE.
Voutsey Hayn Gov, Taylor Haid Deut h j
Plan Wau Good. - ^
The evidence brought out Jo the
trial of Jumes Howard for the murder
of Governor Goebel, of Kentucky, at
Frankfort in that State, fastened the
guilt for the dastardly deod upon the l
Republican Governor, who was in of
fice when lt toeured, as much as it|
does upon any one else. Henry Yout
sey, who confessed the ol her day that]
he planned the assassination while un
the witness si and, was recalled on I
Youtscy was a ked ir he did not re-1
fuse lo tell Assistant auditor Fiank
Johnson where be was when Goobel
was shut. He said Johnson asktd him
the question, and he told Johnson's he
was In a safe place. Johnson said t hat, |
was not sulUclently definite, as the de
tectives had called for particular data I
as to where all employes of thc oltlce !
were when the shot was tired.
Youtscy then told him he was In the
toilet room in the basement of the
executive building. Youtscy denied
that he had ever told General A.
Loads^prior to the shooting, that Goe
bel once beat him out of a fee and
that he depisc? hin). Hp admitted
that he told ll. H. Witherspoon and
other realatives that the newspaper |
reporUs that he had named Jim How
ard as the man who tired thc shot were
"It was my defense at that time," j
said Youtscy, ''that Howard and me |
were strangers, and I 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 thc killing conspired
together to clear themselves andi
throw tho entire responsibility of the]
crime upon him..
Responding to questions as to ne
gotiations with Hr, Johnson lo kili
Goobel, Youtsoy said ho went tu i
Senator Deboe, and told bim 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 office and lt would not bc necessary
to kill Goebel.
Deboe said It must not bo done.
Witness went back and told Johnson]
what Deboe said. Johnson told him
not to pay any attention to Deboe,
but to go and see what Governor Tay-1
lor said about lt. He went to see]
Taylor and told him him what John
son said, and Taylor raised no objec-1
tlon to the plan of shooting from sec
retary of state's otllcc.
Obstructed tho Mail.
An interesting case was tried last
week In the United Stated Court at
Greenville. David Sherarcd, colored, I
was indicted for obstructing the
muiif:lrj'tbat.-be refused to get out of
the road with the wagon he' was driv
ing to let Mr. Trescot, the mail
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 j
on oath that he threw down the lines,
folded his arms and said to Mr. Tres
cot, that he would remain there until
doomesday before he would move the
wagon out of his way. This evidence
jon his part resulted ina conviction,
thc jury being out only ten minutes,,
and his consequent imprisonment will
, bc due to the desire for playing the
I smart-Aleck, asno one else testified
to this expression.
Kc IH Right!
At Richmond, Va., Thursday Dr.
Lyman Abbott gave an interview on
the negro question. He said among
[other things: "I think, In thc main,
that the relation between the blacks
land whites in the south are better
than they are in thc north; that the
doors to Industrial relations are more
open to the negro In the south than '
in thc norte; that if he ls industrious,
honest and reasonably intelligent he j
has on the whole a better chance
in thc south than in the north; and
to put thc 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.
II. Dukes was buried hut Wednesday
there are a dozen applicants for the
position on the board of directors of
the dispensary mude vacant by his
death. These aspirants may not be
applicants in the sense that they have
appeared In person and have asked
the governor for the appointment,
hut it Is ti fact that their rriends have
recommended to the governor, which
amounts to the same thing as a per
sonal application. The position pays ??4
a dny ror not exceeding 100 days in the
year, wi tu mileage at the rate of ? cents
a mile when on business for the dis
Wanted to fjyncli Him.
Henry Scruggs, colored, of Frank
lin, Tenn., charged with murdering
Simon Jones, another negro, near
Franklin, Saturday, had a narrow es
cape from a mob of his own race Tues
day night. Sheriff Tucker of William
son learned Wednesday afternoon
that a mob was rapidly forming the
the purpose nf lynching Scruggs. The
negro was secret?ly removed last night
to the Jail In Nashville. Thc murder
of Jones is said to have been a most
Advices by the steamer Express of
China, tell of the crucltlction of a
Chinese desperado in Iv wa i i? Tung,
who confessed lo sixVy murders. When
he confessed it was decided that de
cap! lion wits too lenient as punishment
and be was crucified. He was nailed
by his hands to a wooden cross and
placed in i. public place as a warning
to malefactors. Ile lingered for three
days before he succumbed to his terri
Murder und Suicide.
Daniel Dove, a prospcrours farmer
of Columbus, Ark., Tuesday shot and
killed Mrs. Zan Dove, tue wife of bis
brother. Immediately afterward he
rode to his home and killed himself.
It ls thought that a dilllculty over a
land matter between Dove and bis
brother caused thc killing of the wo
KILLED HIS SON.
A. Will to Mun Qocs to tho Peniten
tiary for Flvo Year?.
If the conviction of white men in
this State continues we will soon have
a material deorease in thc 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 puutentiary since last
Last week J. W. Uoddirord was con
victed ?a Kiugstrce for t he murder or
bis son and st ut to thc puiitt-uliur.\
for ? vc yeats. Outof thc four homicide
cases up at this tuim of court, Liiere
W"ie three convictions and one ac
quittal. The sentences wert: Tour and
tlve years, and one for lire luiprlsiai
ment. This ought to hold up the Tree
use of the pistol lu Williamsburg:
county Tor a while at least.
lt seems that Uoddiford met several
members or the Gains.family not. far
from his home on tho night of the
day of the murder, and a quarrel en
sued, being superinduced probably by
unfriendly relations which existed be- i
tween the above named parties. Moth !
parties resorted to firearms, both pis
tol and gun, and a general melee fol
lowed, lt was discovered after the
shooting that young Uoddiford, son
of the defendant, was lying dead with
a bullet In lils' head. The falhcr.it
seems, did not know that bis son was
anywhere about thc place of the
Most of the testimony brought out
showed that it was a general combat
between the several Gaitises on one
side and Boddlford un the other. The
bullet In young Hoddiford's head was
thc same size as the other bullets that
the defendant li red and li wrs testi
fied that this was thc only pistol ol
that calibre lu use. After the testi
mony was all in, the arguments heard
and thejury charged, the jury retired,
returning in ahout two hours with a
verdict of manslaughter. Judge Gage
sentenced Uoddiford to live years in
CHANCE FOR A BRIGHT BOY.
Senator Tillman HUM Another Ap
pointment ufo Midshipman.
Having to appoint another midship
man to the U. 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. m.
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 thc others
will follow In order of merit.
If for any reason the principle
fails the first alt?rnate takes his place
and soon. The age limit is from fif
teen to twenty years. The physical
examination is very severe and
young men would save themselves
trouble and expense by not attempt
ing to enter the physical examination.
Ten of those who entered last year
out of twenty eight were deficient I
After the competitive examination
is held the successful candidate will
fae required to go to Washington, \
May 12th, to stand thc 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
tinal mental examination is held.
In order to be qualified for appoint
ments case of the failure of the
principal the aiternat.es 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 be bona
tide residents of this state and white.
The name of those who will constitute
thc examining board will be announc
Ii. Bi Tillman,
Peculation In Office.
The State says a prominent person
age connected with thc State govern
ment was placed under arrest Thurs
day the confines of the capitol having
been invaded by one of the detectives
of the city police farce, 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 lie pilfered the stamp drawer of
the ofllce ol the secretary of state and
did so to the promotion of the fatness
of bis own pocket book Detective
Strickland, who worked up the case,
found where thc negro porter had sold
as much as live 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 thc
A Manpiis for Sale.
Armed with document to verify his
claim to nobility, Marquis Arthur
dc Durrazzo of Naples, Italy has come
to New York with the avowed Inten
tion of marrying an heiress and has
advertised to this el?ect. The mar
quis thinks New York the Mecca for
heiresses. "There is more money in
New York than In all Europe,'' he
said. "You sec I am young and would
like a young and beautiful bride with
ii large dowry. So 1 some here to find
lt. American tri ri s are beautiful be
yond all others." Asked if $100,000
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 is nearly 050 years old and has
large estates In Naples."
Found Dead lu Hud.
A dispatch from Charleston to The
State says William Alexander Dlair, a
traveling man of Asheville, N. C.,
was found dead in his bed at the
Pavilion hotel Tuesday morning, lie
had been here about a week and lt ls
said bc had been drinking heavily. A
half-tilled bottle of whiskey was found
in his room. It was at first thought
that he had committed suicide, buta
post-mortem examination showed that
his death was due .ta natural causes.
Ills body will be shipped to Asheville,
of which city be was once mayor and
a well-to-do citizen.
A SAD TALE
Hopes His Conviction Will Se
Lesson to Others.
IT WILL DO THE STATE GOOD
Hopes His (Jase Muy bo a Lesson to
Other Younj? Men to Shun
His Sud Fete.
The correspondent of The State
had a talk with Lonnie C. Meyers,"a
young white man who had just been .
convicted of murder and-scntenced to
the penitentiary for life by thc court
at Kingstrec. The correspondent
says his conversation disclosed some
unusual sentiments to be uttered by a
man who has stood the excruciating
orden 1 or ti three days' trial, with a
consequent verdict which virtually re
moves him from thc material world
The prisoner stood his trial remark
ably well, but Tuesday the terrible
mental strain of thc last few days be
gan to leave ifs trace upon Iiis feat
ures. During the conversation, the
prisoner did not utter one word of bit
terness, baited, or anger against a
single witness, who testified against
him. Hu spoke appreciatively of the
fair, upright manner in which Solici
tor Wilson handled the case, .of the
earnest efforts of his attorneys who
fought has battle so well and of the
consideration that he met with at the
hand of the court.
Ile spoke feelingly of the wife and
four little children whom he leaves
behind to win their own bread, and
ended Iiis conservation with this sen
dace: "1 hope this will do South
Carolina good; I hope that my case
may cause oilier young men 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 attorneys have given notice of a
motion for a new trial, but tho pris
oner seemed reconciled to the sentence
of life imprisonment that, has fallen
upon bira. He expressed the desire of
securing work in the penitentary that
he is able physically tovperform and
said further that it shall be his ear
nest endeavor to make a mpdel, obedi
ent prisoner. r.. .
This is a sad taTef and should be a
warning to all-young mcu. Meyers
is a young man and be murdered bis
brother-in-law in a, quarrel about a .
line fence, which should have been
settled without any trouble. If he
could uudo what he did, no doubt ho
would give all he possesses, but it is
too late now. Ile 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 the battle of
life alone. But the sentence was a
lust one, as in no other way can so
ciety be protected.
Tho Lightning's Work.
Thc bolt of lightning, which struck
the home of J. P. Relue Wednesday
afternoon, came very near being fatal
in its result and did considerable
damage. Mrs. Relue and young
Iielue, 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 burnec? in the legs also.
The bolt evidently came down an iron
pipe that is used as a stove Hue. It
broke thc 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 thc back piazza broke a porcelain
wash basin and probably went 'nto
thc ground by way of the drain pipe.
The shoek~to Mrs. Bclue 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
auy serious consequences.-Spartan
In Hard Luck.
Samuel O'Neale and Florence Rcd
inger were married at Chaneville,
Penn. After the ceremony while the
bride and groom and several others
were eu route to the groom's home,
In a swollen stream the wagon upset
and the bride washed 100 yards down
the stream before, she was .rescued.
The groom bought a wagon load* of
furniture. While going home the
straw iii the wagon bed became ignit
ed from a lighted cigar which cause a
can of oil to explode, which set tire to
the furniture. O'Neil was seriously
burned otid everything except the
horses was consumed.
What a aicss.
A dispatch from New York says
Oliver Ilarrisinan, Jr., brother of Mrs.
Lewis Morris Ruthford, admitted
Tuesday at his residence that his sis
ter will marry Wm. K. Vanderbilt,
but refused to state the time. "Mrs.
Ruth ford is going to marry Mr. Van
derbilt," he declared, "and that's all
Icare to say." Mr. Vanderbilt has
gotten permission from Justice Geige
rlch to wed. Thc decree of divorce of
Iiis ex-wife, now Mrs. O. II. P. Bel
mont, prohibited his re-marrying.
Head This, Girl?.
lt is stated on the authority of thc
head of the Chicago board of charities
that during tho year 1DJ2 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. Had cookery and slovenly
house-keeping were the direct causes
of these marriages being failures.
Touched Him Heavily.
E. J. Kennedy of Greensboro, N.
C., who arrived at Norfolk on Wednes
day on a Roanoke and Southern tralu,
claims he was robbed of a wallet con
taining ?il,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 far there is no
i trace of the missing rnonoy.