Newspaper Page Text
LET ?S if AVE PEACE!
A I'.U'ltlOl'ir AI'l'KAl- I'UOSI A
YOU NO -.IAN.
bei I ho White Men of the eh ate <;? ?
Togfi h?r--' i'he Sbw Onisiitntion
should Make Sine ol' While Snpie
nniey und Protect the Nourooa I'l'OH)
injustice Hud Oppression.
To the Kditor of The News and Cou
Brothers, embittered and. estranged,
with high indignation that moron re* j
conciliation, iricot at tho sick bed ol
their mother, mingle their tears and
prayers, and are friends forever m'oro.
No explanation, no adjustment of past
dilTerences ; only a solemn rOuo<*nitipn
iu the private sanctuary of uaoii soul,
or tiio nothingness of a potty pride
and resentment when compared with
tho Immutable bonds fixed by Nature
-the awful responsibilities of living,
in voting for t lio Constitutional (Jon
vention I ohterishou tin; hupe that the
solemn duty of < 'onsti! ut'am-inukim' j
would prove the meana Of reuniting
our distracted puppte, its a fo'roigo war
calls all I'Yobelinien to but One love
and but ohe duty.' Are Sorrth Caroli
nians less loyal V l.lood Ifl thicker
tiiun water, and though, in this coup
innricui a<?o. follow'?pltlZOpshlp lias
censed to mean blood-relationr-hip and
the BOntiinent of patriotism in growing
weak, yoit no Other people have h inure
"national" oWuvncter und Bplrll than
South ?arollnlat'?, for riouo have
ii.ore pronounced agreement of inlihb
and of Interest, which la tho Condition
that is the ('(Indent eauso and rational
basis of harmony and pal riot ism.
Hence, South Carolina has always
stood as a unit, guarding zealously bei*
interest against the test of tho world.
Though of late her citizens have
lioon arrayed in two hostile facti6 is,
yet while tlieii ptnsloiis Wi re iuliulucd
and their understandings convinced as
they cannot bo again InHumcd und
convinced against each other, all at
tompts to bring thorn to open party di
vision- have nevertheless failed. . Tlio
vordlot is 1111111Ktakeal.de. In their UU?
griest moments the t.-reat. laxly of dlir
people have clung to the doiqbjauoe of
unity. 'They would tlot Ot'OSs the Cu
blcon. Aitd* why .should thoy.V Couh
wo know whore lies the path to tin
highest welfare of our State who
would follow another p ith .' If wo |
different ways Ave urn lagging In tho
raoe. All our honest dllTeroiieos are
due to wan', of information nod to er
rors of judgment. As rational |UOn
our one duty in scareb diligently. t;i
reason together, und th US Utiqlui*,
Biionldnr to shoulder pursue tho tl'UO
path to tho welfare of u* all.
With iml?giitition exhausted and
passions now cooled, wilii pmjoi'slaud
Ingfi sobered and di.--pesiid to grapple
rationally ivhli tho-OOiljfOfi Of thp.ufsr
lr easing condition;}'thai are bow upon
us. with ,'i wider range of view now
tban whfthj ?vc-mllo postsbelow in o '.t
ascent of this Century. Wo i.oi inuiat
ud opinions and went to battle upt?n
thorn, there Is among a growing eon
sCiousuess. of ?"tue ground loss no as'of
continued formal division, ami a yualir
'ng for unity., To this dosirod result
tho m ar approach o[ the Const!tutibu
;d Convention bus contributed no little,
and I iiiT-??hTeivvd ' irati-i nii^ino; ?>f ,o,i
peoplc ,-liould lind Its consummation
on the election of do cgalos to thai
Convention und in thocoudubl of these
on i<s .nun' when; inuuy a t.'OUrtosyiCttti
bo shown by ehivairic geutlohtt?n.
llow shall-tli'--e dolt jt.atca bo soloct
oil Is the absorbing problem. IVvtri
oiic promo*ers el uuit.N havosuifge'st ?
a plan, but -the task is more <i<-', ir.i> ??.
Ithu juncture in our affairs Is more
Vaitieal than seems to bo fllllj ltppi'0
plated. There is a me, hod v\*hidh will
leave nature to take its oourBC, where
?pop the wound will iienl on IIpat fit*
pntlons, and there is a method Wllloh
iiiglil inistiikouly liitat'Jfoso with im
ti/v's wo.d'. I?m?p*th4 wound d gupiilng
Sere and possibly malic of It a la>:..'-?.-?'
sear.' A blunder lure woul-l bo a
'ONine. lie surd WO are right, and
then go ahead.
The plan of prorating (loIogutOH ho
tween the Conservatives and tho fbi
formers was naturally tho Hrat to bo
thought of, null, there fore, is hut u
stop towards thO discovery of one ios
crude. Sueii di&CUBBlotl ai-d approval
as it has i-.'c ived liavc done niiioi to
loultiyato and further dlsHomjnstn thai
'spirit of unity wlilcii has been slowly
lgrowing anong us. Hut let US not bu
Igulle ourselves Into believing that n
uounty should floloot its (lelogat-O.s
Conservatives und Rofojdners, i t
?lot this Convention go down in history
is one in which (lelogHtoH apti d as
ril.lmanites and AntK'i iHmanites. l. -t
is hot push an artillclal and personal
Ifvlslon to a result so belittling to ii >
ptttte. !?0t t.iiere not he parties, and
Aqso(|uent caucuses and drovo-llke
qtlng Let each incinla r he free lo
jioak to tho reason and cbii^cloneo ol
lie others with expectation of winning,
kdth no recognized impassable ?ulf
lidtwoe>i ;?.'? [ijrklng provailing bub
Union that wi*?v^iV*pi /si i llP>~ is" ;r C, v;
iii licirs?. li the Constitution bo the
Vodtiet of sucli a Comet.I ion it. Will
c an onduring inouumontof shame to
lir Stale. Lot men stand not on past,
ut tin living issues, not on personal or
jictiomii, but on rational agreetnont,
Uli ftno agrcod promise'on which a-ti
iioals may bo baaed snproroo loyal
i South Carsllnii. Thus only can
'on vent ion iio a deliberative body
t\ to succeeding generations no
men n o
Vyiin] dignlflfal example ol p.
las a Convention In which
as South Carolinians, know
inir in ? Ipr counsels no party alullti
Not oty if the presence in tho Con
ho tie of South t anilUiian ?
Conservatives to roprosonl
their faiion and of Ilcformors tore
icir faction essentially Wronj
calculated to keep our p
plo in OfOSlhg camp-!, but to elect del
such a basis of mathematical
to count lor naught the
?references of the individual
VOtbr U|l tho views, of the intended
lolcgnMoii the vital questions that
honhl come before tao Con*
Lot us not " foretell the will
of the pbplp," "convert the primary
into a rqohipo to register tho willrif
tho boss} .'' Or In any way curtail the
opport'.u'y for f'-co and offcotlvo use
of tin; Iiilot. Tho tiuu has passed
when a onservatlvo or a ttoforinor i.
willing o leave it to leading men of
his fact >n toco his thinking.
ttapeiilly ahould these who insist
tbat.th<f 'o'liBtilutioii sliotthl he refer
red mi io t he people for approval oa*
M ale Boloction of tilts Conatitu
tion li??( is UV the free and nnti
? ;.-e of tho peo
o fullest public discussion
hange of opinions, llow
ever\o delegates lie selected, eo dell
necessarily a comprotnlse
of'rrrai'ili lews, eontainine, po.ssibiiil ies
of wbl j ^experience alone ran prove
Miq g< J . <?r e\ii. could hardly meet
thO a)'/ fiVlllof tl.t people in every th
tait'Btf^ro it had been tested In opera*
I ion : I d hence, were it the most per
fect p pnstltutions, the costs of muk
iild probably he wasted if it
? rii referred ba<;k to tho people'.
PttH if noeeote.1 '?? must be asiit tomoB
ii ..- Convention, without adding
over t. o tlcli
to or taking from. If, therefore, tho
people nro to have their say in regard
to their Constitution It should bo not
after the work is done, hut bo tore : tlje
<U!e?ntoa should nowhere he named
by meetings, for in these the average
citizen takes bo part.
The Constitution must he made and
put Upon us by one hundred ami sixty
men. and must he largely a compro
mise ol the individual opinions of this
small number. The characte r of the
Constitution would lie as uncertain as
the turn Of a die wero delegates se
lected with regard simply to their
personal prominence and worth. - Hut
as long ns wo do not, d?. pavt from our
theory of representative gdyornme'hl
wo shall run ho such rlskf if all the
tuen of a county with the prerequisite
qualifications of character. 'to.be true
to their trust end intell IgC??O, to bo
competent to carry out their purposes,
are urged to go bpforo the people jts
Candidates and prcseut their views
>uckod by pv?ry bulwark of truth fehl y
can bring to their support, ihstruc
the people in tlio prl\ieipies of govern
ment and becoming theniselvoa In
structed bj the new thoughts which
debate develops, the minds of the op
posing candidates, of the pebble and of
the press will all bo Stimulated, end
tlto result will be that anv One hun
dred and sixty ?l all these candidates
in the Slate could then make a better
Constitution than they could have
without tin's friction which generates
thought, Hut tho one bundled and
sixty elected (if reason Is permitted to
to rule; will unipiost.iona.hly make the
best pn; dhle ?"oust ition for South Car
olina In lust decade of tiu< nineteenth
They will bo tlio exponents bf tin;
concensus of South Carolina needs and
purposes. What thoy agree upon will
pric e to have been the resultant of the
various Intellectual tied moral -ore. s
of 'South tCarolina- tho lllgh-wator
mark of her governmental develop
ment at this time. And we must well
remember that no State should haven
Constitution for which she is not hy In
ternal evolution pijoparod. Moro's
Utopia, like Locke's Institutes df Gov
ernment, would be a dismal failure*.
That government is b< it which is the
product?f tltcxgenius ol i>s people.
In illustration of the justness of
these principles, Consider the disposi
tion of many to'ljieorporato into Con
stitutions matter,; of mere legislation.
All lev, i-'at.ion is experimental and
liable to early repeal or moditieution.
What folly it would t? to glvoomj
hundred und sixty hum, whose opin
ions on this heail had not h op
thoroughly sifted; tho^powor to din
body in the Cotisi.itil.it hm statutory
laws Which would be filmo-t. as illl
chuiicab'i' Us tiie lav..--" of tllO Me ies
and Persians! I'roper .discussion be
fore the poonlo should result in a gen
eral acceptance of iho.ot.'y Hufo rule,
which,Is to put. in the Constitution on
ly fundunii ntal pi-lneiplt^s and pol Iolea
on winch all agree, and are conlldoht
of continuing to agree, loavlog tlio ,
people ample power to deal through
tlje tiOglsluVuru With any problem- j
that rpay arisO. flatters pi legislation
should he Ibft for futtti t- poiii ke,ii au'l j
legislative fmeiieio conti -.t.-i. us ph* d- ?
cai. social, intellectual and moral con- I
(lit ions- shall unfold.
If such a canvass and such nn eioo
tiotrTi*sT*alJOVM indicated can -be .>o.<i.
tlion tjit-Constitntion w.Hl be the pro
duct of the best thought of the Slate,
vlhdins.ted as such before the calm
rbuf-oh of the people. In sueit a Canvass
present divt.-iens W.OU'ld bo obliterated
ami hew and temporary * alignments
would be made, as should bo tic case
if debute is not'.rnpCkej\V. lint such
a vair.vass it* impossible. Unless Wo can
keep (ill b?tll evil maciiinat ions um) I
ill-advised qunek l'oiriodh a. [Fortunate
ly we have at hand the. means n( do
ing tills tlio primary provided ipr
Stute idiHeis by the new Democratic
Constitution. H.\ requiring of the can
didate an path that, in- Is nipt put .for
ward by any ruction Orel -| da ii- forces j
liim tp stand on bis merits and the
merit's Of his views, ami haves the
voter lb exercise his free choice. TJtis
amendment of tho party poustilutibn
la Worthy of admiration, for It ;s a
long step towards perfecting poiiuhir
governments Xow of all times mi wc
m i d Iis buDollcoiit operation.
The State executive cbinmltt?o
should provide for the nomination of
delegates to tin- Convention by u pri
mary lieid in all tlm counties on tho
SltmC day after a canvass, and pledges
Similar to those required of Stale CUU
\'nss'-r.. by the now HonuicrutIc Consti
The distinguished patriots who com
pose ?? tint party' doubtless con
template bucIi a i auvaas, ami they and
the Convention they h?v.o culled can
cniiccqtratC 1>1 Us behalf the normal
forces of the. State,
if i boom to regard tho 11. nun-ruth
party an "the people," thai is my
meaning. I am not prepared to shy
that in 1800 t in? South fought for mere
slavery ami for no principle, that tho
results of forcible violation of tdhstitu
til Hill limit.:t .'.aV.Y ripened into
"Ktjtfwv, tiial we owe any moral obliga
tion to the war Utuond moots to tue
IJnlted states Constitution, thai " pros
perous and successful crime shall bp
John m. MoMahan.
Columbia, S. C, Jan, -ft, 1805.
AN AlTliAliTOWHITIil MMN.
NcffVO landers Issue an Address
I lie) A-.!, lor Kepi es. nl at ion in Ilm
i 'on.si it ui ion a l Convention.
S um: fifteen er twenty Colored men
.?:' ('olbinbln met a few days ago for the
purpose of taking some act,.on in re
forenco to tiie constitutional coiivon
tlon. Thoy tire In Sympathy with t hat
branch of the Republican party which
will hold a convention oil l-'ohrury ti
Tiie following address was prepared
ami given fo- publication 1
To the Kair-m'mdciJ, 11.ii,nine ami
I 'atrlotto mi ii of South t larpllnu :
Tjio call for a constitutional conven
tion for the express purpose of dis
franchising the colored oltr/ens of the
State, for imposing ft$JJ poll tux upon
tho already impoverished ' people of
the State and of repealing tint 2-Itiill
school tax, has so alarmed us aa a
rac -. that wc, the representatives of
the colored people, do hereby appeal
to you, tho sons ami grandsons (>|
llberty-Jpvlng fathers and grnndfuth
ora to lend us a helping l and in pre
serving ami prob eting that which la
most dour to all man ond races. Why
disfranchise tiie negro now? Had
this convention been called twenty
years ago. there might bnjTO been
tome excuse for it, for wo acknowl
ildge at thai, t.ini>? '.here were many
tilings for which 'lie white man of
the suite had just cause-tp complain.
Hut after nay ing, Control of the State
government for twenty years, during
which time the negro has grown tn
toiioetuuiiy, flnancinlly and morally,
it, seems both unrciisoiiablo and un
just to attempt at tills Into day to
iltihlnntO him from tint hotly politic,
if whloh lie is part and pared. Is
it because bfc. uhgrovernablo V No,
ill will admit that tlio negro is peace
;ble, liiw-abitlhlg and cm r ready to
strike a blow lor his State and conn
try. Ami though, almost without
representation in either brunch of Iiis
State or national government, bo is
not only amenable to tho laws of bis
State, but helps to maintain Us gov
ernment, even if it takes the lust pig
out of his pon.
Has the ueijro made uo improve
ment in the last twenty yoursV
The records in tho State will allow
thai tlio colored people of the State.
pay more tliaii live times as much luxes
now on rpal property than thoy did
twenty years ago. And the school re
cords in each ami all of the counties
will show that" tho colored toaohcra
compare favoi ahly with the whites lb
ali points; und in all professions tho
negro is making hi-< mark and that
Bgftlnst great 0ud8, for when it is re
membered that the white 8Choula in
tlio Slate receive from $200|000 to
wuo.ouo for higher education, while
the colored schools receive hut. $5,000 a
year, it is wonderful to see liow the
negro has kept so (dose to his white
brother in education. But the plitl
cian .-ays the negro is a dangerous
quality in politics, ami if let alone \. iii
control tho State Now, no one thinks
this hut that class of men who are
anxious to hold offices, It |6 that cry
which bus brought ti?c State to her
pi'esout condition (negro domination).
And so long as t.hc peanut politician
and the office-seeker can continue thus
to fool the better thinking white men
of the State, so long will South Caro
lina remain in her present condition.
And we, the represent at Ivos of the
colored people in Sout h Carolina, wish
here and now to inform the While p o
pie that wc, as a race, do not wish to
control the Slate. Tin' idea is a foolish
one to begin with, lor no colored man
with common sense would think for a
moment that the colored race in its
present condition could control this
Slate agalnSt the wishes -of the white
race. But, remembering that wc con
stitute U part of the citizenship of.tbe
State, and knowing that WC arc en
dowed by our creator. Cod, with cer
tain inalienable rights, ami that among
those are life, liberty and tbo pUI'SUil
of" happiness, Wo contend that a*
Uttizpns we arc-entitled to SOino re
presentation from each and all the
counties, in the State; though it, he
minority representation, and this Ii all
Therefore we, the representatives of
tho colored race in conference uv.em
bled, am! now sitting in tho city of
Columbia, do advise the colored peo
ple throughout the State to spare ub
efforts in obtaining their registration
ocrtiliontes, that .they may bo able to
exercise the right of oftizouship ai the
approaching' olootlon : an?! wo further
retiointuend that the colored people
support for the ooiistitutloiiaI cofivcu!
tion any and all faU' minded white
uloi), atni especially that .-hiss of white
men whom we know to bo too proiiut
broad atid humuno to take) advantage
of t he weak.
II. tl. KtcMAiaisoM. Chairman
t). Hoi..Mi:s, Spore tu i'j ?
Mll.liS TO 111-: SHIIM'KI).
rklTU itgom iml h Arc .Vow Hein.'; At Kilo
i(# 't'cun sport Machinery to Uio
? In connection with tie- mpy'-uion.t to
extend tho cotton manufacturing in
dustry ilpto the Southern Slates, the
Boston Herald says that there is every
reason lo believe that the manufac
turers of i In: coarser grades of cotton
Cloths will bo practically unknown in
' New [England in the not distant fut ure.
Negotiations tire now pending in
1 that city, looking to the shipment of
:Y>0 e.o loads (if mill ma- him ry t > the
Sout h, most, of it having boon 111 use in
one of tiro largest cotton factories in
New Hampshire. This consignment,
ll is. builevi d. vvill bo followed by'otnovs,
when the Southern mills now underi
w ay are COinploti (i.
Id speaking on this decay.of one of ]
New England's oblel industries. Mr. :
j"ohn T. Patrick, secretary of the
Southern Immigration and Industrial
iAssociation, who was sent North to!
glvo additional stimulus to this latest
industrial movement, said that '"this
section had nothing to fear, so far as '
tli? title-- grades of cotton were con-'
ee.rned : that N ?iv r.ugL.ml would eon
! ioue to I" t iie home of 4ki->. branch of 1
the business so long us site Co.,tj-olicd
tue market for tin: highest ski'b.dj
labor. This WOS while the South was:
weak, ami I here appeared to De no!
immediate prospect of improvement
in this direction. Then again there
were eerttin climatic disadvantages lo
be found there which prohibits the at
tainment of the h si. result in Spinning
tie: finest yarns.
"The nie'thod of handling '.he product
of Southern mills is another matti n
t hut la receiving his attention. \ neth
er of Mr. PatrlCR'8 mis-doiis is to show
tho WOl.l-IfJidwn exhibit of Soui-ii'.-in
:; i riciilt m ai products in Huston ami1
other Northern cities, so that the poo-,
pie hero shall become the bettor ac
quainted with tho vast ami diversified
resources of the South. lie is also]
considering a scheme looking to an I
excursion to I he South composed of1
-onus of tin- h-ading citizens of the
.Yew Knglhud States, tins excursion
expenses to be. borne by tho associa
tion ho ri presents. lie IS of the belief
that the commercial growth of the
South is but little under.stood 1-y
Northern people, and ho wishes to
give them nn opportunity to study wj th
their own eyes the marvelous advance
ment belli;; made.-'
.No Pitoiimii'i?N TiiBitH.-* During a
recent court-martial trial hold in Mew
Mexico, a colored sergeant was calh d
to testify against a lieutenant, formerly
his troop commander, now charged
before tiie court, '.viih intoxication and
neglect of d ut.y.
?? ^ on say thai the lloutcnt told you,
to march the troop down to Si -and-SYs
j'u'li'oh, and there go into Chillp V" a.-kni
'the. judgo-advoeat' .
" S'es, sab," replied the African
' Well, from previous to-.; in,oi.y, .1
SCOrafl that your troop Wollt '''tl1 night
?? No, sab ; wc didn't git no water.''
"Well, iiow was tout ? Thcro was
plenty oi Water at the ranch.' They
didn't prohibit you from getting water,
did thoy V" asked t in-. judgo-udvQouto.
"?h, fipt sali ! Dey w en n't nopro'bl
tlon about it. Dey was water ddre :
hut dey just wouldn't lot us hah it."
?SOnator Chandler win onco arc
porter to tin- Supreme Court of Now
If amp. hin-, a position that, of course
i?i (11< ires an e.x port knowledge of short
hand, lie Knows as much about ste
nography as bo. overdid, and. although
lie is now in his hOth year he ean read
.i shorthand reporter's notes no readily
as though In1 was in dally practice.
.ludgo (to witness) *' Now. madam.
I want you to distinctly understand
that hearsay is no evidence. How old
are you fn I don't know, jiulgo."
" Don't know V" " I havo no evidence
of my age." "What do you mean ?"
"i Urn told that. 1 am so many yoara
old, judge, but it's only hearsay, und
you know that isn't evidence."
AMONG TUE PHOSPHATE MINES.
nit; annual roiit OK ixsimk:
ThuOni?ii ion ol Allah-sand (lo- OU*?
? look For the Kutiiir--tiovcrnoi
lOvniiK Takes Occasion in Speak ol"
t 'lull lesion's Fill Ore.
The stale Poosphnte Commission
has made tho annual tour of Inspec
tion---.tnong the mines in the phn.-.phatc
territory; and Governor iSva?a has
talked in an Interesting way with tho
reporters ahout tho trip, which (Hated
inoro than a week. Ho was delighted
with l'ort Koyal's prospects as a port,
and incidentally took pccauaioD tospeak
politically of Charleston'* future. Ho
" Well. wc had u great trip, Wc
niiulo an inspection p.f tho hind mines
and found al1 tin; works in operation.
Thcro is great complaint that tin-re
are no sales of fertilizers. Wc found
all the dredges at work and plenty of
"Wo wont ft uiii 1 here to H.-uufo-t..
when: wo were tUuwfcuTlrtttbUfTy receiv
ed liy Col. Averill, who took us in
charge. The citizens of, Hcaufnri ex
tended to us tiie courtesies of the town
and thp phosphate Itiuguzlhos were
kind Uhd considerate in every sense of
the, word.' They furnished us with
every means for inspecting the lerri?
lory and accompanied a>. it was
gratifying ?0 notice the active opera
tloil int'oosaw ri ver of all tile di'edgea.
which ti fow mouths ago wero oupsiz :
ami in many instance; . ulnm-t gid In
t the river. The dredges have been
I fully ropa|red, being its good as new.
I and now are mining rook us if nothing
j had happened. Signs of the oyolohti
will remain Oil tho snore llOWpVor.
j Many of the warehouses which were
i blown down have not y'ot he-n r> -
piaci.il. I uudorstuud tllat w o Coosaw
I company is to move to t in old i iciuleul
1 works near lb attforl.
" The rock seems tobe m as good
quality as over. Some seems to he
; mixed with su/ndstond. And on the
-whole wo have nothing to fear as to
,1110 continued demand tpr Carol iuu
i rock. Our rock has advantages over
any phosphate rock ever discovered.
i ?' As to the shlpuiouts, at all tlio
svhrtrvos wc found troiuodbus steam
: c-t-s load lug with reek ami nearly all
itho coin pan ios' iiavo orders ah cadi Iii
fact the largest vessels ever broiiglVt
j in those waters are ilo\y thorb lo.ti
ling. The companies, are getting rtvor
l?ge prices for the .rock. -ludgirg by
Itho Improvements gopi&Vojv and the
good feeling among the ccnpiiuies, I
uui siUlfitiod that in?? gmbni cast over
us by the cyclone will soon bo dispell
ed. The Coosaw company will shift
bo all right, and thoti' works will aoon
bo upon a grander saule than i hey were
'? Wc wcul f?v iii CPphUW I.? the
Brotherhood,' coin pu ny's ptuu't. \V<
found tilts in equally as lim- condition
.and an air oi prosperity ahout the
" Wc then proceeded t-i tlm Port
Royal naval station, bud It Is Indeed ;
gratifying l<? the State authorities toj
witness the erection of Hie tl'OUl iu-ous j
dry tioek and buildings, which I am I
sure will add as much .is any other'
enterprise to mitku l'*ort Royal the
hitsiest port on |hp Atlantic (I k.-.i. \\C
aro Indebted toConininndunl Rockwell
ami to the officers an l iadlc.-i of the.
station, for a most charming cu
te r tu in men t. Ouo can hard l> realize
how it is possible to bottle Up for so
long'a time so, jnugniiicent u port as- ?
l'ort Koyul. It is as hoaull.fnl us Char
lesion harbor, wltfjtllO additional ad-1
vantages of deep water on the bar.
" Wi> then proceeded to Port Koyul
to accept the hbspltulltj of dipt.
Daniels of tho steamship Jamaican."
The captain is us genial ami jolly a I
llrltpn as over louched American I
waters, Ho guvo us some startling
statistics toilding to show, the "real I
advantages of P?rt Royal barbor and.
while Port Roydl twp yours ago wits
ncv? .- heard Of abroad, thp captain
who now shoWs ignorance (il'gu S iiim- |
self unknown. Tito steamship ' Jamai
can ' is one of the largos vc ??<. is of th Is
company, and she could searcoly put
her i)oso In Charleston harbor. Slip
dl'dWS twenty-eight feel, ol Witt? i'.
The warehouses at Port Koyul we j
found filled with freight ready for
export, and three tremendous ships
aJtOllfj tbp wharves loading with cotton, j
lumber, grain and provision--!. This
has been accomplished' tltrough tho
untiring olVorls of Cpl. A vet-ill, of the
l'ort. Koyul and Augusta Kuilroad, und
the state owes him adobl ofgratitm it |
for the ciVorts he Is making tu her Iii [
?? Port Royal is doathu-d to boeouh |
th? New York of the South. Orflln, I
wheat ami corn of i he West it i Pat lMi-J
til rally turn in this chain:.-! for ex port. !
t hie scarcely realizes the grand resour- j
cos of our Statp and pusslbJiith, of our
Sj^fls uuDl he has made a survey
of this territory, Tito prog l'Q< . and de
velopment of the up country is ? radn
ally forcing itvL(.'v<? the seashore, und
With the infusion ofllSjl'dhj new blood
into Ibis people, w-hp ar?TjrO'Vlng fat
und sleek upon their antiquity,' tylll
semi make it the hive of industry thlU
it should have- been long ago.
"Wo returned to Charleston and In -
spoofed the bills of lading and no
counts of suUsot" tho different phos
phate companies. It is rather per
plexing to an Ivo tit u simple method of
; ascertaining the State's royalty ami
the price of rock mined, but I am sat
isfied inspectorJopes thoroughly pro
tests the state. The officers ol tho
companies were courteous and allowed
us a thorough inspection o.* their books
; and accounts. I fool hash rod that the
I State will receive$100.000 royalty dnr
i ing the fiscal year. Tills w ill glVO lit
. ',000 for tho sinking fund and $2?|000
to ho used for tbp ordinary expenses of
thoState government. Of course this:
is Speculative, but is given me by tho
phosphate men from the statement of
; tho. nvoiugo shipments now being
I made by them, and estimated to be
"We attended l,ho mooting of tie
[Stata Board of Health, and it was a
pleasure to see the deep Interest mani
fested by I In-doctor.- ol the Slate, who
serve Without pay, in keeping out con
tagious and infectious diseases.
" Wc inspected the quarai - im- sta
tion at Koro Johuson and found It a
model iu neatness and offiolonoy. This
is onp of the best, if not the best.
equipped stations on the Atlantic coast.
Governor t?v?tis then spoke of Char
leston in t hiH way : " I think i i" pi <
pie of Cl.U' loston sc-cin tp haven do
siroh) put themselves in biirmony with
tiie rest of the State, and tin: sooner
they do it the better for theill, and the
sooner her young men roa'i/e '.hat
vpon thorn rests the prosperity ami up
building of their city, the better for
the city. If thoy continue their old
policy of lying idle and waiting for the
re-t of the world to conic to Charles
ton Instead of reaching out. ami meet
ing them half way, 1 am afraid I hat.
instead of highway robberies commit
ed in her principal streets, tho hoot
blacks will he chasing rabbits through
h?r principal through faro*. Thoy may
rest assured of my hearty co-ope ration
in anything and everything tending
to uphold their city und making it
whut it ouoc was?the pride of tho
" Not an uuplcuiunt lucidcnt hap
pened to mar our pleasure during tlio
entiro trip. I am satisfied that wo
are now entering upon nn era of good
will. protrrcs* ui.d prosperity for tiie
AN i>C.i:\N STBAMEH LOSti
I Ol K q1 MlltKil a1kn AMI WO
A Great Vessel Itun f)?\vn byH Small
steamer Near the I'.ni.',lisi- i oual and
Sunk Almost Instantly,
LoNliox. .Ian. .'10.- The North Uor
inan Lloyd? steamship Kibe wont down
in a collision m ar I .owostoft, Knglaml.
this morning and all lint twenty per
sons wen- lost. She had on hoard
ahout three hundred and fifty portions,
passengers ami crew. Shogalled from
Tho Klbo was run down hy tho
Sootch steamer ('runthio. The latter
was only slightly damaged. The rilbo
sank immediately. It ls?riow said that
four hundred were drowned?210 pas-;
BOh?Wfs und |?0 crew.
Ko l' i i:ni>A.\iy .Ian. 30. Tho steam
ship (Jrautup, from this port lor Aber
deen, Scotland, has put Into Muusluir j
in a damaged condition. She was1
loa kit, g slightly torwtud, licr stem 1
having been stove in by u Collision 1
early this morning with a sleamsii Iii p.
tiol loved to bo the Rlhb, Of the North
Gorman fdoyd steamship lino.
The col I la j >iii ocouruid tit about ftJ
o'clock this morning Und sonn; thirty
live miles distant from tho const of
London, Jan. 30.?At 8 o'clock tiiis j
evening, dispatches were received
from Kottordum U|id from Lowostoft, I
wL oh Conllrmed the report of the >
sinking of the Klbo, which Boeired to
show that a stoitmoi' which hub put j
into Muaslutp, supposed to lie tiie .
Cranthle', botind (or Aberdeen from I
Kottordum, wjiiB tli vessel which
sank the 101 bC. A nuaiheCof tulogi'ums
have been sent t? her com rounder u k
lug him 'f lie rescued any of the pa
sengers of the NbrU^-^ffoiMtflu Lloyd
steamship. A sociiud (|i*pntcli*"fAHntU
the ldoyil?vHjonltttLbvvc.Ht()fi confirms ,
the roplirt of thai siukinlng of that '
vessel, owing to a co! I It ion with
another atoainor, ami adds that the
disaster OCCOUrod at about 5;30 O'clock '
this morning. The I'JIbC, it nppenvs.
was on her way to Southampton with ,
about llfty saloon pasM?psjcrs, about ;
lOOsluerugU pa.-t,eager- and a Crow pi
180. The morning w:m In uvy ami ;
misty.and th<) aleuuiov wus.ouiy making
her usual time and kepi Hie ordinary
ookout. SuddoHly ? si burner w?? |
sighted oil tlio port bow of the Kibe
ami before a collision could bo avoided '?
the unknown vossolhud I'tih Into tin
The .North ti^rinrin Lloyd stvame,
was struck ab'ive tin- < Dglnc rppm Ulli! ,
began'to Uli so rapidly thiil there was i
only time to lower three of h*>r - boats
and one of these, wits swam; Oil shortly ;
after gpttilig away froth the steamer. M
Tho first boat contained the third olth j
e<:r, chief engineer, purser und about
twenty of the passengers, so Tar its Can ',
he lourncd ut pi oseut, ?-. i Im p opto Who
hi ye lauded are being cared for at
various places and it Isdlflicull to g. t'
their accurst'.' del ii uftlni -i astm ut
this hOtiri Tho" occupant-. 01 ihciirkt
heilt wer?' ploki d up by a couple ol i
fishing smacks und were taken to
LoWestoffci Where they b?VO boot! I
llthded It lias b.-en foUUtl ?ifllOtlt 1
10 ;v t, the pill corn Of tho at-eivin-1
fchlp to make any siatcbu nt until they
have com tun ii leu ft d With tl-e li gents of
tl Hitie, and, the passengers who
have been rescued are as yet too ex
cited to t -II anything but rambling
Stor'u s. Hut. from uhat can be gather
ed but a very short limy must have '
elaspct). between th-' actual collision I
arid tin slaking of t he Wiho.
Nothing Is known as.to the fate of
the occupants of the third boat, which
was lowered from the Klbo, but it- i
hohed that they will either be picked
up by some passing rosspl or else sue- '
Ceed in making a landing on'tho coast.
P'rom what one <\(\ ic rescued men
says, the dfsasti i intist have boon <mc |
Of t he most tori'lbh hi tho lilsiory of
suchcutastropbes. All of the passen-i
gOl'S .lie Utldci'Stotal to lutVp been b -
lo.v iVlid ;?? ?!. . a' the lime of the cpl?
lisioii lu-' urtr-d am! a irly -'II ol then) :
most hdvo;beoii -. it.li? : drowned below 1
or have mot death while seeking to
rush up on tho deck.
The man who furnished this Infer
mutton wa in such i n excited state
that little more could he gathered froin
him thnrt exclamations of honor. n >
repeated time ami again: "Ii was j
terrible! It was terrible ! The popr j
women aful children Went doWn"wllh
pti.t Imrdly boiUg iibli) lo utter a pra,\ cr. !
11 was terrible '. The steamship must
be full of dead bodies. They were i
caught like rail's in a trap, I can't!
toll you any more about it. Ali I know
is tiiat I hoard a terrible crash ami it
wua followed by an awful sotihd of rush
ing water mid escdplhgisleamcr. It,:
wu-. very dark down beloW where I
was. Hut, ?otnoltow I managed t >
push my why on deck. The ship re
sounded with heartrending < idea from !
all (luurtors, although th" officers
seemed tbHJa doin > an they could tb
.?aim the peojif.'- I A- .1 lot of .-ail
ors making ti ru-sh for a boat and I j
joined in with thoin.
"Somehow tho beat WHS iPA'OI'i !?.
ami I ipanaged to scramble into if,
although It seemed to me as if about;
a hundred bopbh wer? tryinu to d?i
the same, wo puahod some of them
away, for it was utterly Impossible
to load the bpatdn.v more and we could .
sec that the l?lbc WttS doometl. S!l-.'
was rolling terribly ami settling down
on one side in a manner ivhioh seemed
to threaten turiiMig her over entirely. :
Soiuohov or other we got away and'
number of people wire drowned as
Ihey jumped Into He HC? and swam |
a ft her its. Of CourSO WO could not put
bad. /or anybody lia we should havo
been pulled under by the people who
were already striiggfing in the Witter,
Sometime later, I Oil n't Say hew long*
for i was too horrified to think, the
bilbo gave ii fearful lui'oh side ways ami j
Mink with a bursting sound. It seemed
to me as if something below had burst
as she went down.''
"l don't, know what* became of the!
sesscl that ran into us. I saw alight'
somewhere in tho distance and sup- ;
pOSCl] it was her. but. I c<.n't s-iy Any
thing for certain. 1 lu d a brother on
board) who was ftpm (iormaey like j
myself. \Ve wee .m our Way to the '
i tntcij states whore we have relatives,
I don't know how many people were \
drowned, but I shotlld think that at j
OOSt 300 persons went down in that .
terrible ship. Thtrpwa another boat
lowered nt about'tho samo time that
wo got away, but ii Btlhk soon ttftor
wtii-tls. I think it was So crowded with ,
people that it could net lloat. ThC chief
engineer, who had charge of our boat,
Its a very nice mail and ho did all he
could for us while we drifted about. I
lie Boys thrit he i" certain that a third -
boat "was lowered from the Hlhc ami he ,
believed that she will surely be able
tO reach the eoast of Holland in safety.
We wanted the fisbiog smack to lake
as to t in' German nouet, but the flahor
men insisted upon bringing us here."
A SHAMEFUL SOENE IN "CONGRESS.
UGIjV CONbtICT ?>!?'MK.MIllOKS.
ItrcoWdlifldKO <ir(s Mad ami falls
ii? ;ml it JSconinlrcl?Kciird RvtOrlH
Willi Idar anil I'npp.v?Thou They
Ml\ and Gel Arrest oil.
Washington. I'Vbrnnry I. A sccuc
of the wildest and most Intense excite
ment t .'.-cured In the hOUSC at the eon
elusion p( the debate on Ml'; llitt's
ilauaiiau resolution today grow lug
out of a personal dlllloulty between Mr.
Breoklnridgp of Kentucky, ami Mr.
11? i.ttl, of Missouri. In which epithets
like "impertinent puppy,'* " COWHl'd,!*.
"scoundrel," " liar.'' were bandied.
One blow Was struck xvheu friends
interposed ami the -crg- ant-at arms
arrested the two offenders ami brought
then to the bar of the House, where ;
Mr. Brcckinridgo, in the course of an
ex plann t ion. .'action! ly challenged Mr.
Heard ami demanded personal satis
li< >\V rJ|K ROW 8T?UTKD.
Mr. Hoard, who was in charge of
the iHa?rtci of Columbia business, out;
ml Mr. liroeklnrldgo who wits! attempt- j
ing lo address thn House on tho j
Hawaiian roKoluttou, by deiuaudiog
tho-previous question On tho adoption
of tho resolution. Mr. Brcoklnridgd
Immediately UlOVeu around from the 1
I i e lUslo in w hich he was standing lo
the tier of seats In which Mr. Heard
v\ a iocnti <i ami hot Words followed.
Mr. Breoklntidge protested against I
what he called Mr. Hoard's rudeness. j
Tho luttlor declared he Wasouly doing ]
his duly. As the voices of the gentle- j
II en rose, member rushed initiier.
"Impertinent puppy," shouted Ntr.
Brenk In rid go.
" [dar," hissed back Mr. I card.
At the word, the white-haired
Brook in ridge, who Is u heavily built.!
sturdy man, put his foot, n tho step j
on which tho beauties urn boated and
let drive u i'ight blow at Mr. Hoard. |
Mr. Heard who is! it slight ami a par- '?
efitly not strong; but rather tall man. I
witn a brown beard ttionkcd xyJ^JH
gray, dodged. In luipjjhjja*-iTTstaiit a
dozen hands werj^csToiuh-d to restrain 1
t in) KcntmUnah ami the t lo of mem
bc's pt him tWoniy loot up the'
ma.ii aisle. But he continued tostrug- j
ele ami wrestle with In-- CUptOpH,
Messrs. I'onee and OuthWutto. Tl c
House und naileries were In an uproar. ;
Bedlam bad broken louse, '?vorit, all 1
the cracks of Ho- Speaker's glUVol i
houtuh.td a> he attempted t>> quell t he -
riot bii the llupr.
It: lirm tones tho-Speukor directed
the i ergonnt-at-nrinti it* arrest tho j
olVehdels. Ike Hill the d-puty, and '
tils assistant, Mr. Itobinsoli, grabbed
the silver mace, the iimb'oin of the.
I louse's authority, and rushed up th ? I
aisle. It was crowded With a seething ?
nuW til ii. libers. When they bail
elbowed tie. r way lo thqsccno ol the
com bate, Mr. BrcCkfiuridgo was stiil1
struggling with those w ho hold him.
His utitagoird>t, Mr. Hoard, stood J
ea-mt;. In ins platte. *
M.lst>nd(iivHtandlng Mr. Pence's at-,
tempt lo quiet Mr. Brcckcuridgc, whoi
witn I. - a i !lie llkouu aspen with ovor
wrought cxoilomuut. Hill aud his as-'
: islunt seized both Mr. Brcckiuridgc ?
ami Mr. l-'ohuo,' ".Not fence. ,f j
snouted a uo'/.'iu members. " Arrest :
Hoard." Mr. lieaid wui pushed into'
the arms ol the deputy sergeant.-at
itrtns- As the two men came together, I
Mr. BiocklnridgO make, a l esperate
elf ort to free himself.
?' You are a coward and a i collndrol,"
ho y, h. d at Mi. Ilcurd. hut the stal
wart Upbtusoil roughry pulled Mr.
Brecklnridgo forward and two top.ro* II
tcntatlves of tho American OongrcSa
were bustled rather than eticoried to
t he house.
Tho Speaker ordered all to take
thuir scuts. Many of t ho members did
"Tako it back !" shone d Mr. Hrcck- '
Intidgu, tt?j tie glared at Mr. Hoard,
who stood, like' himself, in custody be
fore the bar.
" Von etil led mo an impertinent !
puppy," ausw i rod i lean!.
tones was driving tlicexcn -.1 meiiihcrs
buck with heitvy blows of the gave).
Mr. Iheekinridgo Wus uppcling for;
recognition, bul the Speaker would i
not ar llhu. Alter ;tli the mc'.il' ??? - '
were seated, be .Ordered both Mr.
I,.-aid and Mr. Brc.ckliiridgo back to
their seats, ami then r. eogno.-d lue;
Willi in-, fr?mo trembling with ox*
eitcii'.cnt, Iiis t?lvor hair tumhl.ug I
back from hi- lor. iic. 1. Mr. Brock in-;
ridge roso, attempting 'a contain him
Mr. Brockinthlgo began his upnlbgy
in bumble lorn s. ?' No one," ho began,
"can regret more -thail I that any i
IpcrsOhul dlilieully should occur on tills ?
lloor, mit When 1 thoughl 1 bad been
taken oil tho lloor With great rudeness, j
I weill e> Mr. Heard ami said lo him
that, ho could not do business in that
way. Her. plied that it was an insolent
statement and that I was tin imp -r
"lb called me a scoundrel instead
of a liar " lutorppsed Air. lb ard.
?? lie called mc u liar." went on Mr.
BreeiiilirltlgC, ignoring the interrup
tion. " I ought m>t lo have resell ted
it, Mr. Speaker," lie continued, turn
ing to the Chair, "bui tts a Mississippi '
judge once said, 'the I hi was the lirst?:
assult,' and In spite of mj Wltlte hair.-. |
t t'Wtlti noi r,'st .'it'iii iny.-idl'. I apolog /.e i
to I he Speaker and to the incit e. To
the gent loinuit I will say," be added,
as he turned ami looked squarely at
Mr. IJeaid, his voice rising, to one of
doilunco, "I will Buy that that ouuno^ j
roihuin between he and l.V
A scattering burst of applause
grqeted this. Mr. Brecklnridgo took j
his seal. Tho House gasped ut this
hint statement and sat breathlessly
await lug for the i only
Mr. Beard arti.se. He up near ed in
be calmi but bo WHSJllBO OVldontly la
boring under urn.or groat excitement.
Not once in his Congressional earci r.
he began, had bo boon Ollihrolh <1 in a.
porsonul controversy on the lloor ol tho
Air. Heio'd tlion explained the situa
tion. Today, ho Sil Id, had bCOtl sot ?
apart for District ol Columbia busl
tiess, ami ho bad h it It his duty when j
tho Opposlllg lenders Oil tho HaWaill)
1'CSOlutlQn had lln'shod . their state
ments to deinadd the previous qitOS' ?
Hon. Tim gentlemen froiii Kentucky
nail Iben hurried over to mm ami
stated in a tone m which ho regarded
as an insult that the llou.-e WOllltl not,
do business that way.
He demanded tue yCOS ami ntiys
Which he deemed it. Ins duty to do.
Whennpon the pen lb in m from Kuh?
tm ky in language which he regarded
us mo-1. o.tfOllulVC hail called him an in
Solent ami ?Impertinent something.
"Ho hiiiow'ui," said Mr. Heard) his
tt.niperrising, ''that statement1 with a
practical assault on me. Ho calldd mc I
"if [said that I Withdraw," In tor-1
rnpied, Mr. Hrookinriilge, wi'n earn
01 liu ss that struck sonic of tlje men as
ludicrous, and thoy laugh id heartily.
"I tin not think I said a, ' continued
" I do btdievc he ta'ul it,"' said Mr.
"Tf. uftcr my disclaimer, tho gentle
man still insists I said it," retorted Mr.
Hroekinridgo. again Muring up. " aud
I withdraw it. lie doe.- not deserve it."
Mr. Hoard denied hastily that ho ln
toaded to question Mr. Brookinrldgo's
veracity, but stated that in his excite
ment tin- gentleman from Kentucky
had forgotten what ho did say. "I
stated," be continued, " that the gtjn
tleinaii liod. Upon his withdrawal of
ins offensive epithet 1 will withdraw
mi ne.' hut not In fore. I holiove that I
have 'lone nothing which was not my
duty and right to do."
Ml', Heard was also applauded when
he look his soat. This ended the
wordy combat, and in the absOUCC of a
motion which might have boon made
to reprimand the principals in the af
fair, the I louse proceeded with the
question before it, ami the excitement
soon subsided, although thcro was
much speculation throughout the day
as to what would be tho outcome.
vi:sr ON a iik;ii HOltStt.
lioTukt'ti Occasion lo Free H Is Ml ml
on i hC President's Itccoiiinieitda
Washington, January .'U..?A very
pliinntcd consideration of the tia^eini
question took place in the Seria\ ?, as
soon as the session opened today.
Mr. Oullom, Republican, v?f Illinois,
pt'Oi ? nlCtl a dispatch from all the load
ire banks ol Chloago, urgliifj that the
Hr. -i,hm's rCoominerldatlons be car*
Hoc! out at tbo earliest day possible.
.dr. Vest, Democrat, ol Missouri,
followed with a similar dispatch from
Ho? St. Louis Chamber of Commorce,
which was tin: text lor out: of the most
Btlrriug sc. ties that the Senate has
heard In many days.
Mr. Vest said tho Chamber of Com*
mo reo of St. Louis did mit represent
tho fooling of tho people of Missouri,
or of tiie country, on the financial
question. He did not believe the peo
ple favored a retirement of $T>0(),0U0,Q0U
of greenbacks und treasury noted ami
t a^;>uir.yt-trilt-H?^oi.t^>-^ttrre:u'y at- all.
He din not Wlieve In thc"TitV,oi'od gohl
obligations running lifty yelil'i . with
I'm: interest aggregating' ?70,tM)i),tMK) at
the etui of lhat ilino. It was a selfish
SUggt -lion that posterity should bo
left in pay this bud debt... Tho obliga
tions of this S.nate Were a., binding
toward posterity as toward Hie present
generation. It wus as much tho duty
id the Senate to protect- the sugges
tion dl the President to look after tho
present and let Hi.' future look after
Mr. Vest wits by lids time putting
uuoll energy and dramatic force in I
his .-pe.ecii that he. wus given much at
?The President has declared war
on Bilver," proceeded Mr. Vest, "lie
would make us accessories to this
i hurt lo IiX ihe golds'tfUiidard upon us."
The & mator asked if any man really
believed lite supposed emergency
could mit he im t by treasury puymu.ts
? n fill vor. Ami yet tho Impression
was being convcyud lo tho public that
the country wus on the brink ol ruin.
If the 1 *i\ sldent had the power he :
won d force ua t?> the single gold j
standard. "But," said Mr. Vest. Im
pressively and raising bis right hand
in emphasis, "so far as 1 urn concerned,
I will liOVi r vote to issue bends to
secure gold ami place us on a single
Mr. Oullom rose al this point with a
question us to what the Iinunco coin-|
n itte. <-t wbieh Mr. Vest is a member,
intended dein.' towards securing sqnio
defiult ? policy.
Mr. Vest paused for n moment before
replying, and then said : "It might
be more proper lo lot the jhail'lUUU
of the coin in I loo an w< : that qucjttlon.
Hat in bis absence I will say that I do
not hol love there's the slightest pos
sibilly of the limine, committee agree
ing ou any iUCilSUrc to report to the
Tho announcement- tlio first that
had openly been Iiiado as to the ,-ituu
tion in the (1 nance committee?-was
deceived with marked attention and
ev idt nt surprise.
Mr. Vest proceeded lo say that the
tail, about leek of revoniu . us sug
gested by Mr. Ctillom was ti waste of
WOl'dS, lie had tulkutl with HieS'ere
tury of t he Treasury only day" before
yesterday and had boon assured that
Hie revenues for the mooting of ox*
pel., e ; WCI 0 ample.
Mr. c'uiion, "hio the Secretary of
tho Treasury is ready to assure us he
bus all the revenue he. want.- ';"' ?
Mr. Vest?"Yes; it. is increasing
from day to day to such an oxtphl that
there promlSi S to he a large surplus."
Mr. Ctillom "Ho you state this, oi
ls It the statehit ut oi tin) Boorotury of
she Treasury ?"
Mr Vest "I make the statement
?ii tho direct information from the
Secretary of tin- Treasury,"
Bosiimlng his speech, Mr. Vest said
ho was against the gold stanched, it
wuo a budge of oppression, "And am
I to be made uenoKsory to l-he porpotun
lion of t his gohl sysicin ." naked tho
Senator. " It Is not pleasant." he
continued, " to differ with the head of
my parly. I have remained silent for
many mouths in order not to add to the
discord within our groat party, but'
wc have now reached tic parting of
the ways. I will go no further."
Mr. Vest closed with tins emphatic
d cedar Uli Oil that parly could in vor
lead him to aid in fostouing the gold
standard on-tho country, If the St.
Louis chamber of com ee- wanted
some..i.o i,i help toward that end, they
MTOllld Ii IVO to (lud some olio else than
Covernor Kvituswlll in uhout. three
weeks eall for II convention ol th.' far
mers of Hie suit, in be held In Colum
bia in uccorchiiiCe with the recommen
dation of the Cotton dowers' Conven
tion recently held in Jackson, Some
action is sought whereby the cotton
acreage can he reduced, and other
pluus accomplished looking to tho
remedying of evils weighing heavily
im Hu- agricultural In to res tu of the
Blute. Several counties have already
hold preliminary conventions, bit
every county In the Slate should bo
represented In a convention ol such
-The New York Independent lolls
this story of the latp Dr. John Lord,
tiie well-known historical lecturer
' When he was a candidate for lire]illa
tion to tee Congregational ministry,
in the time of the old llopkiusjun COn*
Irovi rslt'S, ll? wa- asked the quest ion,
' Would you be willing to he damhed
for the glory of Cod." Perhaps he
had been annoyed by the long examina
tion : and his reply WOS sharp, stuhl n
ami characteristic: 'No: but I am
w Illing yOU should he."'
Tho grave of OX-VICO Hresidoiit
Schuyh-r Colfux, in the ei uiotery ut
South Bond, Ind.. Is unmarked save by
a plain stone slab. It is proposed to
mark the resting place of Indiana's il
lustrious son by the CroCtlon of a
Statuts or monument us an enduring
memorial. An effort will ho mudo to
rubie $lo,oik> with which to erect a
BTATK NIi]\V?? IN imiHC.
I ntcrcst lug Notes Irobi Various Sour
? Kljj .:;??<? light* jiro 'nowTjh ha*"1
I u ?A v.Oman's exchange has bv
! opened in Camdon.
?Johnton, Kdgelleld CouDjjty, has n
dispensary by u vote of 78 to ?4.
?Mr. Sum mil, of Yorkvlllo, klllod a
hog u row days ago that weighed 377
?Sumter lias taken stops toward
continuing the three (J's road from*
Camdon to Unit poiut.
Itov. K. C. Pearson, tlio noted
evangelist, will hog in a series of meet
ings in Aikeu about March 1.
The work of laying out tho olec- ,
trie railroad from Beaufort to Port *
Koyul will be started iu the noar fu*~:i;
.South Carolina's corn crop last
year was lS,7:i8,81!> bushels, valued by
: the Department of Agriculture s.t
The work of building the Nowber
ry cotton mill cliimuey from 120 feet to
InO feet high is being pushed with all
? Mr. Bldrcd Addison, of Xiuoty-srix,
Abbeville County, shipped to Now
York recently forty lambs, for which
ho ?.?. uoived *itt aplooo.
: up. i lutendent of F.ducatlon May
fleld reports tine progress in the work
I on the buildings ol the Women's In
I duetrial College.
The hog oholera has appeared iu
j places iu Chester County. Mr. M. E.
' White has recently lost eight of.hi.
] best hogs from this disease.
-Suits have been brought against.
I the Bank of Barnwell und ilie Peoplos'
Bank ol Denmark by one of their t?u?
tomers for usurious interest.
?Tho Cooper-Limestone Female
stltuto in-Spurtunburg County will
opened iu March. Tue bi ll?iugs i
bel?g t tt ?'o'wg'dy repaired.
?The j .d of trustees of tlio So
Carol bo', .-..V^. through Its ex'
tlv committee, ottt determined
I have a summer school 'against
The Kdgoflold town council lined
Mr. I?. I'., liviins ?'.L.'i and Capt. Jim
Til I man lor the scrape they got into
some woeks ago, in which each shot
t he other.
The Orangoburg police seized
three .-mall boxes of cans labelled "to
uiulous." The boxes contained sixty
(juart cans filled with whiskoy, and
twelvo calls of tomatoes.
?Tho registration books will bo
opened en the. liest Monday in Feb
ruary, March. April, May. Juno and
July and also during the llrst eighteen
days in Maren in each county.
?Borne of tlio ladies of tho sovorul
Cumden unite churches have organi
zed a " w ives and sisters' pruyer-ineet
lug," and hold weekly prayer meetings
at llrst one home aliu then another.
The C.imden Baptist Church has
culled tho JJ/jv. James Ten Brocke, of
Burlington, Vt., and he will enter up
on his labors about Pobruury 1. llo
coined highly rccotuinoudud us aline
pastor unu orator.
Recently u geoil deal of the tlta
ilored lands id' Colleton County
na ve been developed by the estab
lishment ofj saw mills and turpen
tine stills thereon, unu profitable sales
an- made by local capitalists.
?Tho dispousary question wa- du- ^
i. ati d in Greenwood by a vote of 7."> to >
in. The chances are that tho town
will have metro; 'itun police to sup
port, and a dispensary just outside of
the incorporated limits of the town.
C rot n wood has passed an ordi
uneo against any one buying or deliv
? ring to any other person, within thp
Incorporate limits of tlio town, any
eoiitrubrand liquors under a lino of
not more than $20 or thirty days Ini
prisomuont in tin? county jail.
There is still another effort on foo
to secure the establishment of a dls
pousury in Yorkvlllo. Tiie In forma
tion is to the cITcct that within tho
next lew days the town council will bo
present! 1 with a petition for the call
i ug of uiiof her elect ion.
The lir-'. ti r:n of court over w hich
Judge Joseph II. Karle will presido
will he ii: Camdon. He will preside
at the Pebrnury term of court for that
county, which convunod on tho4th inst.
There are three murder euses to bo
disposed of at Ibis torm, two white
men und one UOgt'O.
The Secrotury of Slate has receiv
ed a letter from I >. Cunningham, of
tin: Chicago ami Burlington Railroad,
asking lor t he latest railroad map of
South Carolina. Inquiry reveals the
tact that no corn et map hit* been is
sued in years, in which time numerous
roads have sprung up, and the old
maps have become useless.
The fill of tint I'Jquul nights Asso
ciation of South Carolina has boon in
creased by lour names of ludiOd in Ab
beville, oilO of t hem being tin.' beauti
ful Mis. Hannah llompbil Coloman,
who was on the state commission sent
North in 1,8111 to formulate plans for
thotlirls' Industrial and Normal Col
Uovornor KvUlht has appointed the
historical commission which is pro
vided under the Act paesod ut the re
cent session of the Legislature The
commis ion as appointed consists ol D.
ii. Tompkins, ex-ollloia ohairman,
ih n>y Aid" .. \\ . C. Bonot, W. A.
Courtciiay, Prof. It. Means Davis ami
.1. l i. Tindal. The commission Is ex
pected to collect data relating to the
history of the State.
A now shoo factory will bo estab
lished iu Columbia, Themen who uro
to open the factory are Northerners,
ami they IntOIld to TvustO HO time in
getting to work. Thoy intend to locate
the factory within tiie State peniten
tiary, and electrical power Will he
used. The frctory will be of aliout th?
same kind as that formerly run within
the ponlteiitiary wails by Mr. A. c.
H IV. I). W. K'-y, statistical secre
tary, reports for 1801 that the Baptists
of South Carolina liavo 420 ordalnod
ministers, .'til churches: Ineroaso, by
buptUm 3,087, by letter 22,725; by PC*
btoration 1'??; deoreaso, by letter.
2 805, by exclusion 1,105, by death 71* .
total inomborsbip 85,041. six hun
dred ami sixty-livoSunday-school vvith
1,307 officers and teaclicrs ami 38,455
pupils; contributions for all church
purposes $170,875,18; valuo of ohuroh
John A. Smith, of New Orleans, /
has been selected as manager of thy.
Charleston freight bureau, ami will
bog in work within the next ten days.
Uo WUS associated with tho Missouri,
Kansas ,\ Texas Huilroad for several
years, beginning as depot agent, and
imding as general freight, agOUt of tho
lines in Texas, ami comes to Charles
ton with the highest recommendations.
Tho Charleston freight bureau is un
der the special patronuge of the city
council ami the live commercial bodies
of tho city, und will make a Ii 'ht to
tho lluish against the Jccri'n'
whloh bavc'been prac ^'?ira'
city and othor south