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ESTABLISHED 1865* NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 1897. Win W1mc en A
face\ Finally' he pulled his pistol
andAhot to the ground, not wishing
te woand anyone. That, with the
efforts of others, had a desirable ot
feet, and the row ended,
A BRAVE POLicEMAN.
Policeman Dowie displayed a
bravery in the face of overwhelming
odds that was truly commendable
and heroic. as soon as all was quited
he went to the police station, where
he had his wounds dressed. It was 1
found that the skin of his skull had 1
been split from the forehead to the
crown. It was a deep and painful
wound, but is not fatal. Prof. Davis
is the only other one seriously hurt.
As already stated, he was hit in the '
head, and went to the College in
firmary last night, but his physicians
stated .that his injuries were more
painpil than serious.
.hero were a number of students t
'Jnged up, but none of them, so far
as can be learned, is seriously in
jured. As soon as the row was I
quelled the troops marched back to
the armories and were dismissed. t
WATTS FEARS A COURT MARTIAL 3
About the row there can be .no
doubt, and its results are certain,
but how it all occurred is a question
about which there are doubts. Gen. e
Watts was asked to make a state- e
ment to night, but he declined to
say anything further than that he t
was right in all his orders and act- a
ions. He said that a military com- N
mander should not go into explana- e
tions, especially as the whole thing s
result in a Court-martial. r
WHAT COL. JONES SAYS. I
Cob Willio Jones made the follow
ing statoMent: Dr. James Wood- V
row had given him permission to t
parade on the College grounds last
Wednesday, but owing to the afilic- '
tion of Gen. Watt's family the pa
rado was postponed. He supposed
the first porraission was all that was
necessary, and did not write him. t
He asked me to use the "eastern -
part of the grounds as much as pos- I
sible, so as to keep from roughing
that part used by the ball players." I
He says he was forming the battalion t
for dress parade 'when Gen. Watts
:>rdered him to march the command 0
rorwnrd and clear the ground. He I
4aw quite a crowd around Gen. j
Watts when ordered to march for- r
ward. As the battalion marched the a
%rowd receded, and there was no F
tormidablo resistanco. After pass- I
ing there was a row in the roar, but
1e saw only one man from his com- f
Luand who took any part. His F
moen stood in line as he ordered I
;hom. .. a
Piof. Sloan, who is acting, presi- '
lent in the ab'isnce of Dr. Woodrow
wvas on the scene, but. notwithstand-r
ng efforts to see him he could not
)o found Dr. Flinn, who was also
>resent, and familiar with all the Y
3ircums~tan ces, made t,he following a
Dfl, FINN' 5STATEMENT,.
Dr. Woodrow beigig absent., Prof. bj
Bloani is acting In his stead as presi- '3
lent. A few days ago permission h
was given the military to have their h
nspection on the athletic field of the a
JIollego. -Acting president Sloan did ji
iot know that such permission had
een given, and pending a match ti
lame of base ball between the Inde- a
ondents and- the College team, the I
nilitary inspection was ordered on tl
he field. When the troops camie m
ip Prof. Sloan had an' interview (
vith on. Watts, informing him of ii
he miatch game. Gen. Watts inti- o
nated that the grounds belonged to d
he State and the troops had a right C
o use any portion of them they s
vished. Prof. Sloan replied: "Yes, d
hey belong to the State, but are for
he uses of the College, but that the 1I
~rounds woero ample." I:
Gen. Watts replied that he (lid
20t wish to interfere, but take the t.
.roops to the eastern portion of the t
~rounds. After this amicable ar- t
'angement and interview Prof. Sloan t
hnughit the whole thing settled, but i
he troops were later formed on the
outh side of the* field in line with
he ball grounds, about third base.
3len. Watts and staff took position ]
A DEPLORABLE AFFAIR
IOT ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS I
- A W'sh' t student, Police
ano * -tlamen--Three Persons are
1Student McCon's Skull Frac
t - The A djulant G ene val of
the State Seems to Have Been
the Innocent Cause of
[Special to News and Courier.]
Columbia, May 28.-The usually
brilliant, splendid and imposing in
spection exercises in this city were
deprived of their peacefulness and
general good military discipline this
afternoon by a serious fracas on the
inspection ground, in which a police
man wat badly beaten by college
students, and Prof. Davis received a
sovere contusion on the head while
atterAptingto prevent further trouble.
About how it all started there is a
difference of opinion, but the fact
is that there. was a base ball game
going on on the'collego groymdb-v'
tween the South Caro LKstudents
find The Indgp onts of this city,
when the military, consisting of the
Governor's Guards and the Richland
Volunteers, marched on the college
green' for inspection, the place they
had boon inspected for years. They
were under the command of Col.
Wilie Jones and Adjt. Michael Bren
nan. Gen. Watts and his staff, con
aisting of Lieut. Stokes, of the Uni
ted States army, and Major B. B.
.E"vans, wore present for the purpose
of inspectirng the troops. The usual
inspection was made and nothing
happened to indicate that anything
usual was going to happen. The
boys wont on playing ball, unmind
ful of the inspection, being much
more interested in the game.
HOW THE ROW STARTED.
After the inspection was all over
Col. Jones took charge of the troops
and there was a drill. Some order
brought the troops near the third
base and their further progress was
prevented by the ball players and
spedtators blocked up the way. Gen.
Watts ordered them to move away,
but they refused. He thon ordered
Col. Jones to advance his troops,
which lie did. Previously Gen.
Watts had ordered the policemen
there, Officer Doyie, to disperse the
crowd. He started to do so, but
sogn it was seen that the poleemen
could not move them. Gen. Watts
then ordered Col. Jones to advance.
The crowd broke away considerably,
but some of them were in a bolig
erant attitpde. They broke into the
k,biso strong was the impetus
o th troops that the citizens woere
practically swept away. The next
thing the officers of the military
knew there was a fight in the rear
and the greatest excitcment pre
vailed among the spectators. Even
some of the military, broke ranks,
not being able to withstand the
temptation and excitoment. They
wvere soon quieted however.
BEATINo TIlE POLICEMEN.
It developed that the row was be
tween a number of South Carolina
College boys and Policeman Dowie.
They beat him on the head with base
ball bats and pummelled him gene
rally. He blew his whistle and his
follow policeman flew to his rescue.
Thol1ro was a bloody fight between
'the two policemen and the students,
bats and police clubs flew thick and
fast thr 1ig,l the air, and it was ovi
m1onto at the policemen must soon
sumccu b by reason of superior num
boArs, a the mean time Prof. Sloan,
otgpresident of the College; Prof.
Davis and others, military and civil
ians, were rushing in to p)revent fur
ther bloodshed, for there were bloody
heads and faces without number.
HOW Pflok. DAVIS WAS IIURIT.
In trying to quiet the studlents
Prof. Davis received a severe blow
across the head by a bat or some
thing else. In the general melee it:
is imljossible to tell who struck hipn,
but it was not intended for him.
Nevertheless the blood streamedi
from. the wound all over his face, and i
it was at first thonght that he was I
most seriously wounded. P-oliceman
2Do'wie in the meantime was one mass
of clotted blood about his hair andi
aear the base and while the inspec.
ion and game were in progress a
all struck Major Evan's horse.
I'he students immediately apologiz
)d, assuring the officers that it was
ill accidental. While this explana
ion was being made Gen. Watts
wgrily ordered the policemen in
ront to dlear the way. He th-n
rdered the military to advance,
vhich they did, and the crowd got
)aok. Then came the row with the
)olicemen in the rear, with which
rou are familiar."
These are the facts from the
other side, but it must be said that
Yhoever is at fault, the affair was a
nost disgraceful one to the State.
Prof. Sloan called at the police
tation to-night and had a short con
ersation with Acting Mayor Brennen
le expressed the deepest regret at
Mr. Brennen said that the proba
ilities were that no trial would take
>lace to-day as it wits certain that
'olicoman Dowie would not be able
o be present for soveral days yet.
fORE AROUT THE OLASH OF STUDENTS
AND POLIOE-Mc' COLLys CONDITION.
(The State, 30th.)
There was much talk yesterday
bout the deplorable affair which dc
urred on the South Carolina college
reen the afternoon before. In fact
he unfortunate clash between the
tudonts, the militia and the police
ras the chief topic of discussion in
very direction and many opinions
rere expressed. The verdict of the
iany people who witnessed the
rhole thing seomtd to be unanimous
asofar as the fixing of the blame
ras concerned, but inasinuch as
here is to be a legal investigation of
ortain features of the trouble before
lie mayor, The State refrains from
epeeting that verdict.
The chief of police has secured the
ames of several of the students who
Dok part in the difficulty and resisted
he officers ' and they will be sum
ioned to appear at police court to
iorrow morning. At the hearing all
arties concerned will doubtless give
beir versions of the affair.
Great sympathy is expressed all
ver the city for the student, Mr. D.
). McColl, who was so badly in
ared. Yesterday at noon he Was
Dmoved from the college infirmary
nd taken out to the Columbia hos
ital. He was conscious and stood
be transfer very well. Some one
aving seen the young man removed
rom the infirmary, started the re
ort that he had died of his injuries.
t spread over the city like wildfire,
nd -many anxious inquiries were
tade at the State office.
Last night the young man was
3sting well and all indications, were
>r the best.
Officer Dowie wvas able to be out
esterday afternoon. He stood his
wvere beating well and will soon be
n duty again.
It was escertained yesterday that
nother of the students was pretty
adly used in the melee. It was Mr.
Vitherspoon. He got a lick on the
ead and in warding off a blow had
is hand badly mashed. He is not at
1l seriously, but quite painfully in
Yesterday morning Prof. Sloan,
ie acting president of the college,
uid Prof. Woodward called on Gov.
illerbe and gave him an account of
ie matter, the governor being a
iember of the board of trustees.
~overnor Ellorbo .subseqtdently said
was a most u-ifortunate affair and
no to be very much regretted. He
id . not care to have more to say.
leneral Wattsq still maintained his
llence in regard to the affair yester
The following from one of the colP
age correspondenits was last night
anded The Stet:
It is reported that the faculty of
he South Carolina colege are inves
Igating carefully the collision be
ween the students, the soldiers and
be police, with a viowv to ascertain
ully.and correctl.v all the essential
After conversation. with persons
ecquainted with the facts, the fol
awing statementsa ra warranted1.
The athletic field contains about
nine acres; the ball ground four
acres on west, leaving a vacant field
of about five acros on east.
That by law "the president shall
have care and control of the college
grounds and buildings."
That in order to prevent any dis
order no outsiders can use these
grounds without permission of the
president. Even the students are
not allowed to play gaines with out
siders without special permission for
Written permission, as has been
the practice for years, was given to
Colonel Jones to hold inspection on
the 20th on the vacant part of the
field on the east of the ball grounds.
That the college ball club received
pernission from Acting President
Sloan to play a match game with the
Independent ball team of Columbia
on the 28th.
That the inspection was not hold
on the 26th; but on the afternoon of
the 28th. While the second inning
of the game was being played, the
adjutant general and staff rode across
the diamond from first to third base,
interrupting the game.
That Acting President Sloan sont
Manager Hagood to inform General
Watts that the club had permission
to play on the grounds and to request
him not to interrupt the game, but
to use the east end of the field.
General Watts replied, in sub
stance, "What have yot to do with
Prof. Sloan then went himself and
repeated the statement and request.
Gen. Watts replied: "This is Stato
property I have a right to use it."
"Yes," replied Prof. 'Sloan, "Stato
property for the uso of the college,
but as acting president I am willing
!or you to use the east side if you do
not interfere with the ball gamo.
There is room enough for both."
Gon. Watts replied: "I do not intend
to interfere with the game." Prof.
Sloan said: "I know you would
That the game went on very
cIuietly and pleasantly, the inspection
proceeding on .the east side.
A short time after this, the troops
began to parade on the west side,
3outh of the ball ground across the
oft field, interfering with the play
>f the ball.
Without going into further details
Phe troons finally marched into the
Iiamond, breaking up the game.
Manager Hogood went to the mar
mhdl in charge of the grounds an'd
sked him to speak to (Gon. W aC..
.t the same time Prof. 'Sloan went
o0 speak again with Gen. Watts.
Aon. WVatu was at this time on the
bird base on horseback with the ball
n his pocket, the students very natu
-ally expressing their disapproval.
3en. Watts saidl to Prof. Sloan curt.
y: "We have permission~ from Dr.
WVoodrowv to nse these grounds."I
L.t this Prof. Sloan said to the boys:I
'Then come on boys, let us get off."
[t seems that this was the first Prof.
sloan had heard of thm permission,
mnd as it afterwards turniod out no
>ermission had been giveon for that
Gen. WVatts had already ordered
h6 police to clear the grounds, but
he students refused to move. \ihen
Prof. Sloan called them off, they
proceeded to obey. The soldiers
yoe ordered to advance and clear
uhe grounds. Wvhen some of the stu
:lents and other goung men sawv this
:ward attack; some with fixed bayo
nets, they decided to remain on the
One of the students standling on
the field was struck with a gunm by
one of the soldiers. An altercation.
odcurred. Gen. . Watts ordordd the
policeman to arrost the student. The
other young muon remonst rated. This
led to a conflict between the police
men and some of the studeonts. One
policeman freeing himself from the
crowd, struck several persons suc
cessively with his club)-student D. D.
McColl and Prof. Davis among them.
D. D. McColP's skull was fractured
and lie is now in the city hospital.
Then there was a general rush on the
nart of the snt.oem for th mplie
man. Witnesses say that the police
man struck those blows with the club
beforo ho had boon downed or injurod.
Prof. Davis says that he saw no
blood on tbe policeman's face while
;heso blows were being dealt., as was
Tmmodiatoly after the second inter.
view of Prof. Sloan with Gon Watts,
vhile he (Prof. Sloan) as president
>f the college was calling the stu
louta off, Gen. Watts suddenly
vhirled his horso around, striking
Prof. Sloan, almost felling him to
This is a brief statement of the
acts as gatherod from eye witnesses.
P1RoV. DAVIS" STOn Y.
The following is a personal state
nont from Prof. Davis:
"Yesterday evening when visited
)y a reporter, before my wound waS
Iressed: I declined to make any
tatomont at that time. Since then,
tearing conflicting reports of the
lifficulty, I give the following state
nent of facts; After the policeman
kad made an arrest of one of the
roung men, an excitd crowd gath
ored and I wont with some other
nombors of the faculty to seo if I
.ould prevent a disturbance. There
vas a confused throng around a
)oliceman and my inpression is that
to was grappling witb a young
nan. I crowded in, calling for
Oace, when suddenly the crowd
coned to open and the policeman
uniped back, facing us. As he
umped back, as well as I can re
nombor, he began striking with his
Ilub. I heard sovvral blows to the
oft of me, as if lie was striking sov
>ral in succession, then at full length
to struck me in the forehead, split
ing the rim of my hat and inflicting
L flesh wound about an inch and
mne-half long on tho left side of my
orehead. Blood began to flow.
qot knowing the extent of tho in
ury, I wont around immodiatoly to
he college infirmary and saw noth
ng more of the disturbance.
"As Mr. McColl was on my left, I
hink lie must have been struck first.
saw no blood about the police
nan's faco at the timo lie struck me,
nd I was looking in his face while
io was striking the blow, although
ie may have heen struck boforo, Ito
vas probably injured in the rush that
ollowed the clubbing of myself and
thers. I am not prepared to say
vhother the clubbing was culpable
r not, as I cannot judge of his own
stimato as to his danger. He was in
very unp)leasant position in attempt
ag to carry out orders which I think
rere unlawful and unjustifled.
'-I think it importanit that subor
inates should be more thorongbly
cquainted with the law that holds
n inferior personally resp)onsibloe
r unlawful acts even when acting
i obedience to the orders of a
aiperior. "R. MANSs Ihyrs.
"May 29, 1897."
Why take Johnson's
Clii! & Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
rnost stubborn case
af Fever in ONE DA .
Not "Mano,r,'' but "Mannear."
['o the Editor of The News and
'But to my mind-though T am
tnd to the manner born--it is a cus
doro, honored in the breach than
the observance." Hamlet.
T1hore is no quiotation more fre
inently misapplied than the above
-"to th.e manner born." It is umsed
is though it wvas spellod manor,
neaninug the feudal estate, whe mreas
n the quotation above it is ovidenit
~hat it is synonymous wvith the word1
'custom," which follows in next son
~enico. The meaning of "manner"
s method, habit, way of performuing
r doing, etc. See Stormont h's Die
Lionary. R. C. U.
B. WV. WVest, will open a l"irst-class
Restaurant on Wednes'day at the New
York Ennh Honne. t
TIlE NHw SE1NATOWS LET'ET 'IC ' 10
A Primary Asked For-Such a 1*.tior ao
Might HIMve 3100n Expweted-Homo
'oIltIeal Chat of Interet t) All.
[The Stato. I
Of course the sonatoril appoint.
mont and the coining Irimary, now
regarded as a cortainty, are still sub.
jects of very much discussion. As
forocasted in The State, Mr. Me
Laurin yesterday filed with the (ov
ornor his letter Qf accoptance of the
position. The lett6r is considorod
timely and very much to tho point.
Mr. McLaurin, af was expected,
takos occasion to urgo the Stato ox
ocutivo committee to call a primary
election for the purposo of namiing at
man for the gonoral assombly to
elect for the full unexpired term.
Hero is his letter, howevor, to speak
To His Excollenoy, the H-[on W. H.
Ellerbv, Governor of South Caro
lina, Columbia, S. C.:
Dear Sir: Your notification of
my appointient to the Seiato of
the Unitod States to fill the vieitney
caused by the sad doath of Sentator
Earle has boon received. The prido
and pleasure at the receipt of such a
distinguished honor is saddened and
sobered by the thought that our
Stato has lost one who, to my mind,
was the ideal representativo of the
culture, intelligence and refinement,
of southorn civilization.
With a profound consciousness of
the respon3ibilitios involved and an
honest determination to represent as
far as I am ablo the interest or the
entiro 1)eopl of our- bolovod State, I
accept your appointment. I desire,
however, to say that. 1 believo that
United States sonators shofid be
elected by a vote of the peoplo; and
as the Constitution debars us that
privilogo, I sinceroly trist that the
Democratic executive comnittoo will,
at its convenience, order a priniary,
and give every Democrat the chainno
of having a voice im the selection of
one to fill this, the highest offico in
the gift of the people. If I am not,
selectod, I will humbly acquiosceco
in the wishes of a majority of y
follow cititizons. If I am selected,
I will have the proud consciousness
of knowing that I am in fact, truly
the representativo of the popoh)lt the
whole Poople of the State of South
Carolina. It is peculiarly gratify
ing to Ae to receive the appoitm.ent
at your hands, but had1 not thle exi
gencies of the situation ini thle senateo
domnde(Id the inanliodiatO aippoinit
ment in abeyance iuint i a pima nry
election is ordered, whlich, I hope,
the executive comimilf w~ill se,
proper to do, and other- candidates
see fit to enter, I shall at ever'y meet
ing insist upon01 no on0 votiing foi' mo
merely because I have been appoint
ed to the position. I resign ani
ofice but littln inferior in dignify
and honor. If I am to be conitiinued
in the senate, I want it to ho givenl
me in anl eloction whir'( (overy citi
zen, hiowever humble lhe imay be, cant
have an opp)ortuniit,y to say so at the
Nothing would givo mo0 mior'e
pleasuire thtan to represent Sonth
Carolinla in thle senate chiarnbhor of
the United States after a free expres0
sionl freom tihe peopulo theumselves.
JJns 1. McLAUIN.
Governor Ellerbm is (1one with I lie
matter. He would no dloubht like to
see ai priilmry and1( have his e'lelction,
whlich he feels lie miade ini respontse
to the will of the p)eopho of the whole
State, as ho understood it., apiproved
b)y thomt therein, lie will riot lake
ainy hianid in the primary, however.
A dispatch from Wash ington, states(1
that Senator Tillmtian, p)rofiting by
past experience, nto dioubt, will like
wise have mnoting to say or- do ill
connection with the comiing race.
Tlheo p)resent inidicattions are that
the primary will be called by theoex
(ocutive commTittoo to bo hold about
the middle of September next. lIn
this case the campaign, which is a
part of the primary systemu in this
State, will htavo to bogin at least, two
Inonths before. Therv will bo -10
colunty seats to ho vivitid by Uhe
cllndidatt's who nutiko tho ract, nild
it. is p1o.siblo that noin wvill bo hold
if no otimr eandidiato than i r.
Liauril romains in tho raco. Tei o
frinlds of the possiblo candidatos lid
reidy moitioicd s<ay that, tioy will
all ma111kw the race, and of colurSo tho
result will bo a long todious itild
lII tho raen in tho Sixth congieo
sionlal ditirict, to fill tho vianey
calied by the appointmllient. of M r.
MNte llnurill to (th 'llited States sei
ate, thoso ca(idittes who havo at
roady bven naued as vertUniltiIs )ro
poso to stiy ill th rac to tho i' d.
Yost'rday Mr. ). W. MeLallrinl was
askedi th plaila questioll if lie wert,
going to Itako the race. II is reply
was that bo would do so providil his
WArm Pl'naoil and arlmy friii1nd, Mr.
1). J. Brblimil, did not run.
If Comptroller (Ionoral Norton is
olveted to coligress, as bis frieid-s
,fOl conildont it will bo, theln 1 his
proseoit chiof clork, vX-Stalto Im *ttor
Dlorham, will bo a canidilto for filat
110sition1 oi to Stato ticket. llo
satoild a ich ye111( vost(.r-day.
Tho Southorn11 Christin Advo_-ato
of this wook its this to saky of tho
govorIor's soloct ion:
"As was anticipatod by mo!4 mmi
of good jildgiloit, the 1ll. J. I .
McLauarinl of Afarlboro' cout3, 110W
loading mmeto r of congrvss from
I his Stato, hIIas beon llappoiltod ltii
ted Statos meaittor vico Josepi 11.
Earl, deonimod. h'lIo appointmlinit.
is a good ono, and will ho ratifil,d inl
(to primary W1011Mver tLht, is h0ld.
(.overlnor lolNrhev li . ihosoll wisoIV.
"Mr .-La:t IisaC1,iristianl goln
tiellifiln ,f .L,.d d .1i:111 a:rl high
hlnors pl,wt-l 111) 11 int anIl M Iiv will
bo fully e<pul to 11ht r. 'p.sibilities
anid dlutios domanldvJ by tho impor
tant, ofiL.o to which hw lits ho 'tn up
poi n tedf. WVo coa1g r,itiladnour. stato
timt 110r ill',erv:ks t cmn h Illd, : Il : '!
fait,hlful an1d wip-0.1 - hol.Sonm
tor Mc. kallr:n l.- . wiort liv !sulcv olllio'
of tho shilt slinn:! who'4 d"o:111 :lI
J at li Tmi in, stato Iye sr
day that I is p i l 1 pri *my
will bQ ornire adbol ther fe,
but he eml no(t d,-fillitvlY smy whwln
Jhnon's. wChil nwevt ite
Toic curtIes cninNiEti, DAY.
A'rl prevtisl si e i'.-tor iMeIt
Sanur''in w 01 ill ari i Ii itit vi to
moow Xaml' aterltiing h'ism comi
Ilii,o wlill proceed. at nc t o. e Wah
Q( lnine'ndtoher fe-~iiI i engmnIl
tir Jmedoi ies 'takro
to10idys t.'vl 'l)' to tfeer
Jlohnse o's hill and11i Fes-vierItt
Peoria 111: il., M ay (8 (otg ii iirge . ,
a cosiino, hlsell Sag', teh Ne
Yrcaitatist, dliid I erday - int the
poor10t' h touse WlCuny