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mkflTT~~flPT7l N~~5 EWER-%r, S. C., WEDA-NE=SDA-y,- FEBRURI4 82 RIE$.0AYA
ANOTHER LAW SUIT FOr THE STATE.
Blue Bid. Scrip Tendered in rayntat
for Agricultural Hall-Governor Till
man Does the Andrew Jackson
used. Act Again.
LColumbia Register, 17th.]
Agricultural ball is in a state of
s!ege, as it were.
A bombshell was burst by the re
cent purchasers of that building.
Governor Tillman wa? equal to the
emergency and put for0h the strong
hand of the State.
Shortly after noon yesterday J.
W. Alexander, through his attor
neys, gave the State treasurer a
check for one-third of the amount
of the purchase price of Agricultural
ball, wbich was $16,165. It v.
accepted and the title deeds of the
building turned over to the pur
chaser with an order for the parties
occupying the );ilding to vacate
As soon as the deeds had been ob
t,-; :ed the attorneys of t be purchaser
tendered Blue Ridge bonds or re
venue bond s' rip to the amount of
$10,810 in payment of the balance
of the amount due on the building.
This was of course refused and At
torney Haynsworth then served the
following notice on Treasurer Bates:
The undersigned, J. W. Alex
ander, having executed and de
livered to you as treasurer of the
Sta e of South Carolina his bond,
d February. 2nd, 1892, condi
ti for $10,776 67, with interest
fr id date, and having executed
his mortgage of the real estate in
Columbia on which is situated the
building known as the Agricultural
ball to secure said bond, and having
the privilege under the terms of
sale in compliance with which he
executed said bond and mortgage,
and also under the terms of the
bond itself, to anticipate the maturi
ty of said bond and to pay same at
any time before maturity, elects
now to pay the same, and herewith
tenders to you as said treasurer in
payment of said bond and satisfac
tion of said mortgage treasurer's
certificates of indebtedness of the
State of South Carolina, otherwise
known as "Revenue Bond Scrip,"
- issued under the act of March 2,
1872, 15 Statutes at Large p. 79, to
the amount of $10,810, and should
you decline or fail to accept said
tender, the said J. W. Alexander
hereby gives you notice that be will
keep said tender good, and gives
notice to you and the State of South
Carolina through you that by said
tender be is advised and claims that
the lien on said mortgage is liqui
dated and the running of interest
on said debt is suspended.
Treasurer Bates referred the mat
ter to Governor Tillman and he
acted with his usual promptness.
Attorney General McLaurin was
absent at his 'ome in Marlboro and
the assistant attorney general was
absent on State business. In this
emergency the governor obtained
-the counsel of Judge Melton, and
after receiving his advice on the
-situation, Governor Tillman ap
pointed Mr. Coullette special State
constable and put him in charge of
agricultural hall with orders to ad
mit no one. The governor also re
scinded the notice for the parties
occupying the ball to vacate the
premises. Hle will hold the check
and the building until the meeting
of the sinking fund commission,
which had the proDerty in charge
and ordered its sal's, and the com
mission will then determine what
steps to tare in the matter.
The Blue Ridge bonds are of the
same kind that Receiver Chamber
lain tendered in payment of the
taxes of the South Carolina railway.
It is probable that a long legal suit
will be the result of this move on
the part of Mr. Alexander unless he
INTERESTING CORRESPONDENCE BE
TWEEN THE GOVERNOR AND
[The State, 18th.]
* The fact that Governor Tillman
has put his foot deep "in it" by
riding that "high horse" in the
matter of the Agricultural Hall
transfer is now more tban patent.
-Such is the opinion of legal men
*well acquainted with the facts, and
the inevitable result is a big law
suit with almost no ground for the
Governor to stand on beyond high
banded official action.
As The State predicted, therE
were most interesting development
yesterday, but all correspondence
etc., being considered "unofficial'
by the Governor they were not
obtainable by this newspaper at bil
office. However, every paper and
transaction that passed will be founc
PossEssIoN OF THE HALL REFUSED
During the forenoon Mr. Lyles
as attorney for Mr. Alexander, wen
to Agricultural Hall and demande<
possession, which was refused
Thereupon be opened the battle b3
sending to Governor Tillman tbh
following, whbich explains itself:
To His Excellency B. R. Tillman
Governor State of South Carolina
Sir-On yesterday, as attorney fo
J. W. Alexander of Lincolnton, N
C., I completed the purchase of th
building and lot adjoining, situat
on the west side of Richardson stree
in this city, between Gervais an<
- Lady streets, known as the "Agri
cultural Hail,'' and to-day I calle<
at the building, still acting for Mi
Alexander, and found it locked
Upon knocking at the door Mr. G
W. Coulliette opened it from withit
and, upon stating that I had corn
to take posses-ion of the building
informed me that he had order
- ~ from you to prevent my enterin
-a.d torfus to surrender possessio
f the building to me. I demanded
.o see his authority, if it was in
He hawded me a commission ex
6cuted by yourself as Governor of
he State to hold during your plea
mir-, but it did not state for what
>urpose, and I now write to you to
now if he was correct in his state
ment that you had instructed him
o refuse the possession of the build
ng to me.
About the close of the conversa
ion between Mr. Coulliette and my
elf, Mr. David C. Means, the clerk
>f the board of commissioners of the
5inking fund, came up, and, upon
my exbibiting to Mr. Coulliette the
:rders given me on yesterday to the
>ccupants of the building to recog
niz. me as the representative of Mr.
Alexander as their landlord, he
(Mr. Means) informed me that in
pursuance of instructions from you
.e had revoked the orders.
I beg to know if he was correct in
making this statement.
WN. H. LYLES,
Attorney for J. Wj. Alexander.
GOVERNOR T1LLMAN'S REPLY.
About 2 o'clock Mr. Lyles received
the following reply from Governor
STATE OF SoCTE: CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, Feb. 17, 1891.
W. H. Lyles, Esq., Attorney, Colum
bia, S. C.:
Ia reply to your letter of this date,
asking whether :- not Mr. Coulliette
had been instructed by me to refuse
possession of the building known
as Agricultural Hall, to you, I
reply: Yes, he is instructed to hold
possession for the State against any
one claiming the property, and Mr.
Means was also instructed to revoke
the orders to the tenantQ ;n the
building .a recognize you, or any
one, as o'wner, except the State.
B. R. TILLMAN,
THE GOVERNOR INDIVIDUALLY LI
Mr. Lyles in reply to the forego
ing wrote the Governor as follows,
which seemed to stir him up a little:
His- Excellency, B. R. Tillman,
Governor of South Carolina.
Sir: Your letter of this date stat
ing that Mr. Coulliette and Mr.
Means were acting under your in
structions in the matter referred to
in my letter of this date has been
banded to me.
On behalf of Mr. Alexander, I de
sire to notify you that he considers
your action unwarrante' by your
official position, and will consider
you individually liable for any
damage he may suffer thereby, and
will proceed accordingly.
WILLIAM H. LYLES.
TILLMAN GETs SOMEWHAT "WASPY."
About 6 o'clock yesterday after
noon the Governor sent the follow
ing to Mr. Lyles, wherein he ac
knowledges his individual responsi
bility in the matter:
Wim. H. Lyles, Esq., Attorney:
Sir:-Your letter of this date in
forming me that you consider my
action in refusing to surrender pos
session of "Agricultural Hall" un
warranted by my official position,
and will consider me "individually
liable for damages," received.
I desire to notify you that I, as
Governor, am chairman of the sink
ing fund commission, and that act
ing for the commission, I have re
fused to consummate the sale of the
property or deliver it to you in my
I am resisting an attempt to swin
die the State out of $10,000 of de
ferred payments, and to preveni
litigation. No one knows bettei
than yourself that the Revenue
Bond Scrip, which you tendered
for the balance due, is worthless
and if my action in resisting this
initiatory step to bring in questiot
the settlement of the State's deb1
by the bond court, and saddle sev
eral millions of illegal Radical bonde
on the taxpayers, is "unwarranted'
by my official position.
I cheerfully assume the responsi
bility and all individual' liabilit'
and will leave the question to bi
decided by the courts.
B. R. TILLMAN,
FURTHER "OFFICIAL" AcTION.
The following, filed at the clerk'
office yesterday morning, explain
Mr. Edward R. Arthur, Clerk o
Court, Richland County:
I.Dear Sir:-Please return me, b:
Mr. D. Means mortgage left wit]
you yesterday, and oblige yours re
spectfully, W. T. C. BArEs,
Later Mr. Arthur received th
following, with which he complied
Mr. E. R. Arthur, Register Mesni
Conveyance, Columbia, S.- C.
Dear Sir: You are hereby noti
fed that a deed issued by the Sinh
ing Fund Commission to J. EX
Alexander, for Agricultural Ha!
and premises, situate in the city c
Columbia, is considered invalic
and the delivery of possession wi.
-be refused. The validity of th
title will be contested in the.courti
and you are hereby notified not t
record the deed.
I B. R. TILLMAN,
TO THE AUDITOR, TOO.
4The following is a copy of the ir
,structions received by County At
s ditor Marshall during the mornin]
g Iwhich shows what the Governic
2 intends to do:
Nir. L. R. Marshall, county auditor,
Dear Sir:-You are hereby noti
Bed that the deed given by the
Sinking Fund Commission to J. W.
Alexander for the building and lot
known as Agricultural Hall, in the
::ity of Columbia, is considered in
valid and delivery of the property
will be resisted. Motion will be
made in the courts to annul the
deed, and you are hereby ordered
not to c( tify the transfer for record
by the cerk. Respectfully.
B. R. TILLMAN,
Gov. and Ch'n'n Sink. Fund Com.
MR. LYLES TALKS TO TIE PUBLIC.
Mr. Lyles when applied to gave
the following for publication, be
fore receiving the Governor's last
"I called at the building this
morning, aceompanied by Col. J.
Q. Marshall and my clerk, Mr. W.
E. Anderson, of Union, to demand
possession. I found the building
locked, and upon knocking Mr.
Coulliette opened it from within
and informed me that I could not
have entrance. I thereupon de
manded possession upon behalf of
Mr, Ilexander, and demanded to
see by what authority he held the
building. I was informed that he
held it under instructions from the
Governor, and be exhibited to me a
commission from the Governor to
him to hold a blank office at the
will of the Governor. I thereupon
returned to my office, being refused
possession, and wrote the letter
given you to the Governor.
"The purchase on yesterday was
completed on behalf of Mr. Alex
ander. I paid one-third of the pur
chase money as required by the
terms of the sale and delivered the
bond and the mortgage for the
credit portion of the purchase mo
ney, drawn under the instructions
of the Attorney General. I also
complied with the requirement as
to the insurance upon the property
by paying to the Secretary of State
the unearned portion of the premi
ums upon the policies then stand
ing upon the property, and re
quested Mr. Means, his clerk, to
have policies assigned to Mr. Alex
ander and to have the clause pro
viding for the payment of the loss,
if any to Mr. Bates, State Treasurer,
as mortgagee of the property.
"Mr. Means then delivered to me
letters addressed to the several occu
pants and tenants of the building
informing them that Mr. Alexander
had complied, and I, as attorney,
was entitled to the possession of the
"This title had thus passed and
there can be no doubt that Mr. Alex
ander is now the owner of the build
ing and entitled to the immediate
possession thereof, having delivered
the bond and mortgage. If his ten
der of the revenue bond scrip waE
good, of course the bond and mort
gage are extinguished; if it was nol
good it could not in any wise affect
the bond and mortgage, and amounti
to nothing. In any view of the
case, it would not justify the Gov
ernor's taking such steps as he bal
done, and although he has taker
these steps under cover of his offici
as Governor, he is not justifie<
thereby individually, and Mr. Alex
ander, of course, intends to bring
his action against Mr. B. R. Tillman
as an individual, for such damage;
as he may suffer.
"We believe the jury will awar<
him heavy damages."
THAT LAST LETTER.
After receiving the last note c
the Governor, Mr. Lyles stated h
was glad it had come, but he dit
not intend to continus the corres
pondence further. "It is a questio!
merely as to the possession of tb
building," said he, "and the matte
has nothing whatever to do witi
the validity of the Revenue Bon<
Scrip. If the Governor wants th
scrip he's entitled to it. It we
tendered in payment of the bon,
portion of the transaction and nc
the cash portion. We feel well sai
isfied, however, that we have on
so well able to assume the respons
bility for the rents of the buildini
until we can get possession of it,
THE AUDITOR Is IN DOUBT.
[The State, 19.]
Late on Wednesday afternoo
Mr. Lyles visited County Audit<
Marshall and, offering him t1
usual fee, asked him to record tt
a deed of transfer at once. Mr. Ma:
5 shall took the matter under advis,
mnt,oprmising his written decisio
yesterday afterdoon. It is as fo
W. H. Lyles, Esq.,
I Dear Sir: I hereby acknowled;
- your tendering the fee, 25 cents, f<
recording in my office a deed froi
the commissioners of the Sinkir
Fund Commission of South Car,
lina to J. WV. Alexander of a certai
tract of land in the city of Colur
bia, S. C., with a building therec
known as the "Agricultural Hall
Having received notice from B.]
-Tilman, Governor, 4nd chairms~
1of said board of commissione!
that the deed given by the sinkir
fund commission was considere
Sinvalid and that the delivery of ti
e property would be resisted; and yc
~(I) are hereby ordered not to certit
the transfer for the record to ti
I have to a great extent quote
the language used by the cbairma
ou see it is pretty peremptory.
am placed in a singular and nov
.poistion. Under the circumstanc
. I must for the present decline to
cord or certify the deed. I am n
ful!. posted as to the time allow<
me in which to enter the deed
my book of record, and until I am'
satisfied on. that point, I must allow
the matter to stand over.
L. R. MAPSHALL,
Auditor Richland County.
MANDAMUS MAY FOLLOW.
Mr. Lvles will give Mr. Marshall
several days in. which to decide
upon his course, and then, if he still
refuses to record the transfer deed,
he will go into the courts and ap
ply for a mandamus to compel him
to record the deed a requiredi by
THE AIMED GUAED.
At Agricultural Hall yesterday
morning a guard, a large man armed
with a rifle, stood on guard and re
fused admittance to all comers.
Even the members of the press, in
order to obtain admission to the
offices of the railroad commission
and State Alliance Exchange in the
building, have .to go through all
manner of useless ajd tiresome
NOTHING POLITICAL ABOUT IT.
In speaking of the political as
pect that some are trying to put
upon the matter, Mr. Lyles yester
day said: "I see by the News and
Courier, of to-day, that it is said this
thing is instituted by me because I
was the chairman of the Haskell
executive committee. I merely wish
to say that there is no particle of
truth in this statement. In this
matter I am acting only as a lawyer
and business man in a private trans
THE AGRICULTURAL AGGRAVATION.
[Special to News and Courier, 18th.]
COLUMIA, S. C., February IS.
The "Agricultural Hall" and rev
enue bond scrip fight is still on and
is being vigorously waged. At pres
ent the contest seems to be entirely
over the matter of the possession of
the building. Mr. Alexander will
put the case into the Courts as soon
as he can prepare the necessary
papers and sue for the titles. Mr.
Lyles is about as confident of his
case as a lawyer can very well be.
The Bureau man had a talk with
Ex-Judge Melton, who has had
charge cf the case. He said that
Governor Tillman's action in hold
ing the*property was done with hiE
consent. He did not care to give
away his case, as it would break his
invariable rule of not "talking." He
said that the only direct case on the
legality of the revenue bond scri-:
was decided in favor of the State by
the State Supreme Court. That thE
case heard by Judge Bond was or
purely collateral matter and not or
the main issue, and that the Uni.ec
States Supreme Court threw out E
case which was also on collatera.
matters. This was done as he re
membered the result.
HOLDING THE GOVERNOR FOR DAM
counsel H. Lyles, the leading
couselforMr. Alexander, is con
tinuing his policy of holding Gov
ernor Tillman per.sonally responsi
ble for the damages to the propertl
and the rents. Yesterday afternoor
Mr. Ly]es addressed the followini
letter to Governor Tillman:
lCOLUMIBIA, S. C., Feb. 18, 1892.
-To His Excellency, B. R. Till
,man, Governor-Sir: Tn my secon<
letter of yesterday to you, I faile<
Sto mention one or two matters c
special damage whbich it may becom
1 necessary for Mr. Alexander to hol<
you personally liable for. I noi
First. The mortgage executed b;
f Mr. Alexander contains a covenan
a binding him to insure the propert;
I against loss by fire, and to assig;
the policy as security for the mori
2 gaged debt. There were existin
C policies upon the property to tb
r amount of $15,000, exiring on th
2 1st of April, 1892, the unearne
i premiums on which now amoun
e in the aggregate, to $$2.50. Tb:
s amount I paid by my persons
Scheck to Mr. Means, as clerk of th
t board of commissioners of the sini
-ing f'und, instructing him to hav
e the policies assigned to Mr. Ale>
ander and the loss clause insertec
, making the loss payable, if any, t
S the State Treasurer as his intere:
may appear. I am informed b
several insurance agents who issue
the policies that they have not yi
authorized the assignment of tU
n policies. So 1I infer that you ha,
r instructed Mr. Means not to carr
e out the arrangement mentione
e above. You are doubtless awai
that by the terms of the policit
themselves they become void upo
n the transfer of the property. Nos
- if a loss by fire should occur thes
policies. which have been paid f<
by Mr. Alexander for the timeb
eing are made void by the transfi
>and would be of no protection1
h im or to the State Treasurer. F
g will, of course, look to you perso:
> ally for any damage that he me
aSecond. Upon examinat4on of ti
I building day before y day, I a
.certained that the roof was in a lea:
Ling condition and that the buildir
n is suffering by a failure to have ti
, roof repaired and the leaks stoppe,
g Of course these damages will co:
d tinue pending the time it requir
e for Mr. Alexander by due process
'u law to obtain possession, and yc
y will be held personally liable fi
e such damages.
I desire to say here that this
d written for the purpose of notifyir
;you of the danger of these specd
I damages occurring and to put o1
el client right in Court in case thi
es should occur.
ot WILLoIA H. LYL.ES.
d Assistant Attorney Townsend2
the afternoon he was closeted with
Mr. Melton, discussing the case. A
number of books and papers bear
ing on the matter was examined.
Attorney General McLaurin is in
Bennettsville attending Court, and
has telegraphed to Governor Till
man to know if his return to the
city wai absolutely necessary.
THE TAXATION TYRANNY.
More Banks Deelare War Against the Raise
[The State, 19th.]
Every time a person steps in the
door of the Attorney-General's office
now the occupant looks up expect
ing the service of papers in some
new law suit. It all comes from the
raise in tax assessment. Still the
Attorney-General is down at his
home in Marlboro.
It now appears that at the last
moment every bank in the State is
coming.up to fight with a rush. As
sistant Attorney-General Townsend
with several assistants is simply
overwhelmed with work.
In addition to the two phosphate
cases and the trio bank cases heard
this week already, papers in applica
tions for writs of mandamus were
on Maj. Townsend by the National
Bank of Spartanburg, the Merchants'
and Farmers' Bank of Spartanburg,
the National Bank of Laurens, and
the National Bank of Union. All
these will be called for a hearing
before Judge Fraser in one of the
upper counties to-morrow morning
at 10 o'clock. The auditors had not
been communicated with yesterday
afternoon, but it is supposed that
each case is similar to the Newberry
bank case. Local counsel from
some of the points named were sum
moned here to assist and they and
Maj. Townsend were up late last
night preparing the answers.
In the midst of his work Maj.
Townsend raised his head last night
and said very wearily, "And there
are many more boxes to hear from
All the attorneys will leave this
morning for the up country.
THE GREENVILLE BAN- CASE.
ANDERSON, Feb. 18.-be Green
uille bank cases were heardby Judge
Hudson at chambers laW.night.
After hearing argument of counsel
the judge ordered that peremptory
mandamus issue, requiring the
county auditor to change the assess
ment arbitrarily raised by him, and
. replace the same on his books at its
original valuation, as fixed by the
township and county boards. His
Honor based his order on the same
grounds as be did that of the New
berry bank case, as sustained by the
recent decision of the Supreme
JUDGE HUDSON CRITICISES THE ATTI
TUDE OF 'MR. ELLERBE.
GREENVILLE, Feb. 18.-Judge
Hudson has granted the mandamus
asked for the Peoples' National and
-Savings banks of this city to comDel
-the county auditor to change his
tax duplicates to conform to the as
ssssments of the county board of
Judge Hudson gives his reason in
a long document, and closes as fol
- lows: "The full significance of the
Saction of the Comptroller-General
Sand the auditor in the premises
fwould strike a much larger number
of our people with much greater
force if these petitioners were farm
ers instead of banks."
THE ROAD TO LOcKHART SHOALS
A Handsome Subscription Voted for thi
2Proposed Railroad to the Projected
e [Special to News and Courier.]
e JONEsVILLE, UNION COUTZTY, Feb
i17.-Thbe election for a subscriptior
,of twenty thousand dollars eack
from Jonesville and Pinkney town
1 ships to the capital stock of tbt
e Lockhart Shoals Railway came of
-yesterday. The subscription wa:
voted for by a large mojority iI
- each township. This, with the
,private subscription that will follow
:> will insure the road from Jon esvill
t by Kelton to Lockhart, and tb<
railroad will insure a half-million
i dollar cotton factory at Lockhart
t which will be doubled, no doubt, ir
e a few years. In the end it will bi
e a big thing for Uunion County.
dPHOSPHATE COMPANIES WIN.
S admses Granted by Judge Kershaw
n Testate Makes no Fight.
eLSpecial to Greenville News.]
rCIIRnLEsTON, Feb. 17.-Thbe phos
pb ate companies won in the lav
r suits for mandamuses, urged befori
o Judge Kershaw, in the Berkele:
e court. Assistant Attorney-Genera
Townsend represented the State an<
7y made no defense in view of the re
cent decision of the Supreme Cour
ie in the bank cases. The mandam
uses were issued and the count:
- auditor ordered to reduce the as
g sessed value of land phosphate roc]
e from S6 to $3 a ton. The sevel
~con.panies which brought suit sav
- by this order on taxes amount
s ranging from $1.50 to $1,200 each.
r~ You've eaten too much turkey,
And so you cannot work, eh !
s Your head feels very murky
There ! I den't believe I could ad
ganother line and make it rhyme if
a1 had a dollar for doing it. A few cents
r however, will cure me. To reliev
ystomach and bowels from the effects c
overloading, a full dose of Dr:-Pierce
Pleasant Purgative Pellets is the bee
remedy. They operate gently, _ye
thoroughly, and without gripins
e- nausea, or other unpleasant effects. II
g vials, onvenient to carry.
A CONVEL-TED TILLMANITE.
31r. John Henty Chappel Confesses the C
Error of His Ways.
NEWBERRY, Feb. 16, 1892.
To the editor of The State: Hav
ing been very much opposed to The T
State on acccunt of our political 1
difference, and after so long a time ti
having found out that I was blinded
by the so-called reformers, "God" B.
R. Tillman, and now having come
to my senses and seeing the mistake t(
I honestly made, I have concluded t<
to apologize to yon and to other peo- ti
ple who differed wi;.h me, as I was a
manager of the election at Newberry t'
when Tillman was elected, and v
having made myself very conspic- t,
uous on that df.y and having a feel- C
ing aroused against me which lasts i
even until now, I feel that the pub
lic should know of my political 5
conversion, ha,.ing been filled to
overflow. When you first published I
the free ticket card I was still t
blinded, by pol-tical folly and tried a
to swallow-it down although it al- 0
most choked me, having heard so
much about it in the last campaign. I
The next thing that amused me v
was the tax return of our "Chief," C
then came the sale of cows to an a
institution under his charge, but i
worst of all, and the "text that con
verted me" was: the extension of a
taxes, and an attempt to force the r
impoverished people to pay theirs, f
and cleave to the almighty dollar
himself, knowing that it would be t
extended. When that come to light
in your paper, the veil of unbelief
was rolled away -from my eyes, and
the hatred that once existed in
my heart towards The State was
turned into love, and I wish to con
gratulate you to-day on having done t
more towards politically converting
me than any paper in the State.
Well, before I close I wish to inform
the public, through your paper, of
the action of some of Tillman's so
oalled "rotten driftwood." Our
county commissioners were elected,
or the majority of them, under
Tillman's flag, and being under that
flag, they beat some of our best men,.
I and the consequence is, we have on
the O'Neall road a negro overseer,
when there are five respectable white
men that could have performed the I
public duty, who are compelled to
work under the negro or hire some
one to work in their place as I Lave
just done. Well, I suppose it is all
right, and I take it for my pay for
having taken such an enthusiastic
stand for T,illman and. reform, but
the reform seemed to be going the
wrong way as I have not seen a
negro oversee a white man on the
public roads since the dark day
of Moses, Scott, etc. So for fear
that we drift back into those
dark days again I shall be more
careful in the futtre than I have
been in the past, I am happy to
know, however, that as blind as I
was I supported Col. Johnstone for
Congress against the so-called reform
man, and am happier still that he
has made so bright a record which I
knew he would make, and will be
happier still when he is re-elected,
which I know he will be.
J. Hi. CHAPPELL.
The Visit of Senator Irby and Dr. sampson
Pope to Neuw York.
[Special to News and Courier.]
WAsHINGTON, Feb. 17.-senator
Irby and Sampson Pope, of South
Carolina, have gone to New York
toget'Ler, and it is understood here
that their mission is to obtain finan
cial aid for the Tillmian-Hill cause
in South Carolina.
THE GOVERNOR DENIEs THE soFT IM
COLUMBA, February 18.-Gov
ernor Tillman was slightly indis
posed to.day, and being fearful of
an attack of the grip did not leave
the Executive mansion during the
The bureau man called on Gov
ernor Tillman during the evening,
and in a conversation inquired
what information there was at this
end of the line concerning the
"Hill-Tillman deal" which was re
ported in the Was5hington dis
Governor Tillman stamnped it as a
fairy tale on tbe part of the corre
"What in the world do we want
money here for in our campaigns?"
-Ihe said. "We can carr'y everything
without money. I d:d not know
that Dr. Pope was in Washington
until I saw it in the Ne~ws and Cou
-~rier, and if Senator Irby wanted to
-Isee Mr. Hill or his emissaries he
could very easily have done so in
Washington, it occurs to me. I do
1not know a thing about the visit. I
certainly have never heard of any
Governor Tillman was asked who
was his preference for the Presiden
tial nominee of the Det:ocratic par
r ty. He said that he had not yet
decided, but that he w;as not in
favor of Cleveland.
When asked who, he thought,
would be the preference cf the South
Carolina delegates to the nominat
ing Convention, he replied: "Fur
ther than that they will not be in
favor of Cleveland I could not prog
nosticate." Governor Tillman did
not seem to think that the people
ihad exactly made up their minds as
Eto their candidate.
The Laurens Multiple Murderers' Case.
t LAURENS, February 17.-The case
t of the State vs. Jim Young and nine
on [~egroes has been continued
ill th n trm of Court.
L ROUAINCE OF TWO CONTINENTS.
lin C.Manning,of South Carolina, Marries 5
Mary, the Eldest Daughter of
Chief Justice Fuller.
[Special to News and Courier.]
WASHINGTON, February 17.
here has been rather a romantic [
arriage in the family of Chief Jus
ce Melville W. Fuller, of the Su- C
-eme Court of the United States. I
:e has eight daughters and four of ii
tem have married either contrary v
>his wishes, or in such a way as a
> create the impression that all of I
ie Misses Fuller are extremely self- c
illed in love affairs. Miss Mary, c
ae eldest daughter, is the latest <
ctim of that sly rogue Cupid, and 2
ie happy bridegroom is Mr. Colin
Manning, a son of Ex-Governor L
[anning, of South Carolina. t
Young Manning came to Wash
igton several years ago to act as
rivate secretary to Senator M. C. I
utler, of South Carolina, and at E
ae same time totake the law course i
t Georgetown University. He at
nce became popular in social cir
les, and, at the iLstance of the
oreckinridge family of Kentucky,
ras introduced to the daughters of 1
hief Justice Fuller. It was soon
pparent to all who knew him in
a Washington that he was deeply
a love with Miss Mary Fuller. This
ffection was reciprocated and they
aade no attempt to conceal the
For reasons not known, Chief Jus
ice and Mrs. Fuller did not look
ith entire favor upon young Man
ing as a prospective son-in-law.
hey knew him to be a member of
n estimable South Carolina fami
y, but they probably thought he
iad not made sufficient progress up
be ladder of fame and prosperity.
['hey also recalled the fact that one
>f their daughters, who participated
n an elopement, might have made
L more desiracle choice in selecting
In spite of the mild but deter
nined opposition on the part of the
roung lady's parents, young Man
iing continued his attentions to
4iss Mary until it was thought best
or all concerned that she should be
sent to Berlin to finish her musi
al education. All of the Chief Jus
ice's daughter's daughters are more
r less accomplished in musical or
iterary affairs. It was thought ab
sence might make the heart of the
young lady grow fonder of some
ne else. So she went abroad to
take a musical. course at one of the
famous conservatories at Berlin.
In the meantime she kept up
a constant correspondence with
Manning and never for a moment
allowed their love to grow cold.
Several weeks age Mr. Manning
went abfoad and joined Miss Fuller.
About the same Mrs. Fuller learned
that her daughter's health was not
good, so she also went to Berlin
with the intention of bringing her
While traveling in Italy, so the
story goes, Mr. Manning met Mrs.
Fuller and her daughter and with
out delay induced the young lady
to marry him. When Mrs. Fuller
learned what occurred she expressed
her surprise and disappointment,
but finally gave him her blessing,
and after attending the wedding
immediately started homeward,
leaving the young couple to spend
their honeymoon in Europe and
come back to America at their own
"Mallodoce, the Briton."
WVe are in receipt of a neat little vol
ume, entitled "Mallodoce, the Briton,
His Wanderings from Druidism to
Christianity," begun by the late Dr.
. B. Mayer, of honored memory, and
finished by Mr. John A. Chapman
both of Newberry in our neighboring
county. The character of the work can
be guessed at from its title; and the
mere mention of that religion of our
Celtic forefathers, veiled as it is in the
mist and mystery of ages, so aw ful and
yet sublime, at once awakens a deep
and lively interest in it. The authors
were happy in their choice of a theme,
and the execution of the work justifies
us in saying that the theme was equally
fortunate-for we have seldom seen in
so small a space, with so few and
simple words, a picture brought so
vividly before the mind.
With our authors we visit the lovely
English plateau and the solemn and
solitary ruins of Stonchenge, and then
having the hood removed from our
physical eyesight, we find ourselves in
a grove surrounded by the Drmid
priests of twenty centuries ago, in the
performance of their mystic and inhu
man rites. But we do not stop even
here, and penetrating the shadowy
past of what was even then the past,
we behold the beginning and the end
and the means of human existence and
human destiny-the light of the Cross
of Christ, glimmering through Lhe
And moreover, that power of au
thorship which enables the writer so
successfully to effect a transition from
the delights of beholding the appari
tion at Stonehenge to the somewhait
less aesthetic delights of eating modern
apple dumplings, and then bringing
the reader back again, on the very
same page, is without parallel.
We bespeak for this little volume
from these honored -sons of Carolina a
cordial reception, both on account of its
own merits, and for the sake of the one
who died while bringing it forth, and
the one who nourished it into the
worthy, admirable and orthodox thing
it is. Unlike the "Mystery of Edwin
Drood," it is complete, for the mantle
fell upon a worthy successor.-Edge
Ended Her Sufrerings by.Snicide.
[Special to The State.]
GREENVILLE-, Fob. 18.-Mrs. Har
riet Williams, wife of William Wil
lams, a farmer living six mileE
above the city, committed suicide
to-day by shooting herself in the
stomach with a double-barreledashot
gun. She had suffered a great dea.
recently from a tumor in the breast,
and her sufferings are supposed tc
hae nnhalanced her mind.
SENATOR IRBY'S VIEW.
)uth Carolina in National and State Poli
ties-Serious Opposition to Tillan
no Longer Feared-Alliance
Men in South Carolina
From the New York Times, Feb. 7.]
Senator J. L. M. Irby, of South
arolina, was at the Sturtevant
louse yesterday. The new Senator
3 a tall, powerfully-framed man,
dth a smoothly-shaven, round face
nd strong features. He is a mem
er of the Farmers' Alliance, and is
hairman of the State Democratic
ommittee. He talked of the politi
al situation in South Carolina with
"When the wa, swept over the
)tate, in 1890, which washed out
he old-time Democratic managers
nd resulted in the election of Gov
rnor Tillman," he said, "there fol
owed a disposition on the part of
ome prominent Democrats to
naintain a factional oppostion to
['illman. The party was not united
luring the yearthat followed, and
intil quite recently-up to about
en days ago-I had thought that
hat would result in an opposition
3andidate to Governor Tillman.
From information I have received
within ten days I am inclined to
Ihink that this split will not assume
uch seriorC ,roportions, and I now
believe thr vnatever feeling in this
directiOn Were is will confine itself
to efforts of the party leaders before
the nominating Convention, which
will come in August.
"At that time we nominate a com
plete ticket, including Governor,
solicitor and members of the Legis
lature. Governor Tillman will be a
candidate for nomination. If he is
successful in securing the nomina
tion I believe the leaders who may
have other candidates up to that
time will come into line and sup
port him. This condition of things
leaves the Democratic party in good
shape. It will be united at the elec
"The Republican party is sadly
divided. There are three factiorls,
each headed by a leader of consider
able strength and so determined
that anything like harmonious ac
tion seems out of the onestion."
"Is the Alliance as strong as it
was two years ago?" Senator Irby
"I think it is," he said. "The Al
hance in that State is chiefly com
posed of men who have been Demo
crats all their lives. They are
Democrats now. I am a member of
the Farmers' Alliance, and was
elected as Farmers' Alliance and Re
form Democratic candidate to the
Senate, but I have always been a
Democrat and am a Democrat to
day. The Alliance will not as a
political party, count very heavily..
It does not have a strong inclina
tion for a ticket of its own in the
"Whom do the Democrats of the
State favor as a Presidential candi
"It is hard to say who is the favo
rite of the rank and file of the party.
The leading newspapers of the State
and those leaders of the party who
were in control from about 1876 to
1890 are in favor of Cleveland. The
papers have strongly expressed
themselves, and in my judgment
the position of the old-time lead
ers is clearly defined for the Ex
President. I do not think it safe to
say that the rank and file of the
party are for Hill. There has been
no oczasion yet which has given an
opportunity for an expression on
"A misapprehension prevails at
the North as to the true position of
the colored voters in South Carolina.
It grows out of the condition of
things in the old carpets-bagger
'days. When the Republicans had
control of the State, prior to 1876,
the colored man went into politics.
He did so because there was money
in it for him. But with the passing
of the State into the hands of the
Democrats this opportunity for
money-making vanished, and the
colored men began to turn their at
tention to something else. They
took to religion. Whenever one of
them secured a little education he
wanted to become a teacher or a
preacher instead of politician. The
result has been beneficial for them.
There is no class in the State so
anxious now to secure an education
as the colored people. It is some
thing really wonderful. They are
not bull-dozed at the ballot-box, but
they vote as they please."
"Who Lath not own'd with rapture
The power of grace, the magic of a
asks Campbell, the poet, in his "Pleas
ures of Hope," forsooth. Many and
miany a woman knows them no longer.
They are in despair about their health.
They are run-down, debilitated, suffer
ing from what they know not. It may
be dyspepsia, heart disease, liver or
kidney disease ; any or all of them.
The sicknesses of women are cured by
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
That's where the magic of a name
comes in. This improves dige-tion,
invigorated the system, enriches the
blood, dispels aches and pains, pro
duces refreshing sleep, dispels ner
vousness and melancholy, and builds
up both the flesh and strength of those
reduced below a healthy standard. It
is a legitimate medicine, not a bev
erage. Contains no alcohol to ine
briate ; no sugar or syrup to sour in the
stomach and cause distress. It is as
peculiar in its composition as it is mar
velous in its remedial resulls.
L From the Philadelphia Journal.1
Yabsley-Wonder what is their
Iidea in making this Schweitzer
Ich-'ese so full of holes?
IMudge-Guess they thought it
'needed a little f;.esh air