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?RltSUifTfcR WATCHMAN, Established April, 1850.
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THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established JOB?, 156*
Consolidated Ang. 2, 1881-1
SUMTER, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1892.
Xew Series-Vol. XI. No. 33.
Cjje St?latt jjnmit at? J^E? jpn.
N. a. OSTEEN,
SUMTER, 8. C.
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*ct3rfoV;hTee months, or longer will
be made at reduced rates.
All co tamu nicatioc * which snbserre private
nierests will be charged for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of respect will be
'o The Public.
I AM ?TILL SELLING
First Class Goods
AT LIVING PRICES.
It^Ji$S|3> too much room to
enumerate all the bargains
I have to offer, , but I must
call your attention to our
HANDSOME CHAMBER SETS
Both ie China and tin.
BIS DRIVES IN GLASSWARE1
That are solid and will wear.
HAVE YOU TRIED MY
Coffee at 20c. pr. lb
at 25c. pr. lb??
if |npg* jon are missing a genuine bar?
gain, it has long been a household
word that 500 get nothing but
good goods, ?nd foll value at
fverything in Insti?
ll* it is your life, I
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of New York.
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THE NORTH AMERICAN,
of Newark, N. J.
MECHANICS & TRADERS,
Of New Orleans.
My companies are as good and my rates
as low as any one.
J. H. SPANN,
Sumter, S, C.*
Ure l? Aceito insurance Aient
German A merion of New York.
Hamburg Bremen of Hamburg, Germany.
Orieni of Hartford, Coon.
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Commercial of Montgomery, Ala.
American Accident of Louisville, Ky.
LE MAJU>, Plymouth Co., Ia., May. 2889.
1 suffered /rom temporary sleeplessness from
overwork for two years, for which I need Pastor
Koenig's Nerve Tonic, and can recommend same
aa tho best medicine for bimi lar troubles.
_??fe ?? ? Cha31c*? Tenn., October, 1890.
<jfP^jfcajp3B>away about a year ago, my eon
was thrown from a wagon and severely hort
about Lb? head. For many days he waa entirely
iKSide^iutaelf a ;d raving, and needed continual
wi4Bbg^j?t this time i learned of Pastor Koe?
nig's Nerve Tonic and at once ordered a bottle.
Alter? had gives Mm the second dose he fell
ictoj?jfcfat sleep and ceased raving. The next
dayAfcwaarmucb better, and when he had used
np the contents of the bottle he was entirely re*
?weda.id ia so still. FRED JER&?WEEL
fAap?A Valuable Book on Nervous
?LwXE L Ttiseu&e* sent free to aJiy address,
f Hfl and poor patients can a I KO obtain
-? Ilk IM this medicine free of charge.
This remedy has been prepared by the Reverend
Pastor Koenig, of Fort Wayne. Ind-, since ISIS, and
?snow prepared under his direction by the
KOENIG MED. CO., Chicago, EU.
gold by Druggists at 81 per Bottle. 6 fer 35.
jaxse Size. S1.75. 6 Bottles for 89?.
NEW LUMBER YARD.
?BEG TO INFORM MY FRIENDS AND
the public geoer?? i ly that my Saw Mil]
located onjflbe Ci S & N. R. R.,"just back of
?ny4?teidtwe?v is cow in fail operation, and I
am prepared to furnish all grades of Yellow
Pine Lumber from unbled timber, at prices
according to grados.
Yard accessib?e on North side of residence.
J. B. ROACH.
Feb 18. -
J. S HCG?SON, M. D.
T. B EDWARDS.
NEW DRUG STORE.
J. S. HUGHSON & CO.,
Having purc^fed the Drug
W. H. GRULAND & CO.
Respectfully solicits the patronage of his
friends and the public generally. They
will find a full supply of fresh
Drags, Medicines, Patent Medi?
cines, Fine Perfumery, Combs,
Brushes, Soaps, Fane; and
Toilet Articles, Etc., Etc*
MR. I>. J. HLD
So lonjf "and well-known to the people of
Sumter as a reliable Druggist and
Will also be found there to attend their
calls, and fill all prescriptions io the
most careful manner.
MAIN STREET, SUMTER, S. C.
Given to Compounding Prescriptions
All kinds of
MACHINE WORK REPAIRS
caa be had io Sumter, at short notice, and in
the very best class of work, at the shop re?
cen tl y opened by the undersigned on Liberty
Street, near the C. S. & N. Depot.
Boilers Patched, and Mill and Gin
Work a Specialty.
Prompt attention given tc work in the
country, and first ch~s workmen seat to at
tend to same.
Call at the shop or address through Sumter
AaglS EDGAR SKINNER
L. D. JOHNSTON
SUMTER, S. C.,
Practical Carpenter, Contractor
.TT70ULD RESPECTFULLY inform the
W citizens of Sumter and surrounding
country that he is prepared to furnish plans,
and estimates on brick and wooden buildings
All work entrusted to him will be done
first class. .
Aug 19 O
S?3ITER, S. C.
Gold and Silver Watches,
Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles,
MERIDEN BRITANIA SILVERWARE, &c.
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
Oj i V, o
The Wilcox & Gibbs Guano Co.
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
THAT TRACT OF LAND near Sumter
C. H., io Sumter County, S. C., contain?
ing 200 ACRES, more or less, and bounded
as follows; North, by public road from City
of Sumter to Cane Savannah ; East, by lands
of Joo. T. Baker; South, br run of Cane
Savannah ; West, by lands of Jno". F. Gamble
and of Mile- H. Plowden ; same being arable
land and now under cultivation.
For terms apply to.
GREIG & MATTH EWS,
Dec. 9.-i Charleston) S. C.
1 Makes Ghild Birth Easy, i
s Shortens Labor, |
t Lessens Pain, .
. Endorsed by the Leading Physicians, f
. Book to "Mothers" mailed TREE. J
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. ATLANTA, GA. ?
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Are yon suffering with any of the following
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loss of flesh, a feeling of fulness or weight in
the stomach, acidity, flatulence, a duli pain
with a sensation of heaviness in the head,
giddiness, constipation, derangement of kid?
neys, heart trouble, nervousness, sleepless?
ness, etc. Dr. Holt's Dyspeptic Elixir will
W. A. Wright, the Comptroller General of
Georgia, says, th rte ho tl les cured bim after
having tried almost everything else.
Judge R F, Izlar* Macon., Ga., says, Holt's
Elixir accomplished what all other remedies
failed to do, a perfect cure.
J. E. PMiilIin, Ft. Gaines, Ga., writes: "I
have no hesitancy in recommending it, as it
cured me of dyspepsia.
For any further information inquire of
your druggist. For sale by all druggists.
For lofants and Children.
Castoria promotes Digestion, and
overcomes Flatulency, ?>nstipatlon, Soor'
Stomach, Diarrhoea, and Feverishness.
Thus the child is rendered healthy and its
sleep natural. Castoria contains no
Morphine or other narcotic property.
"Castdria is so well adapted to children that
1 recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me." H. A. ARCHER, M. D..
Ill South Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T.1
"I use Castoria in my practice, and find it
specially adapted to affections of children.1'
k.i.m ROBERTSON, M. D"
1057 2d Ave., New York.
"From personal knowledge and observation
I can say that Castoria is an excellent medicine
fer children, acting as a laxative and relieving
the pent up bowels and general system very
much. Many mothers ha ve told me of its ex?
cellent effect upon their children."
Da. G. C. OSGOOD,
?HE CEKTAUB COMPANY, 77 Murray Street, "N. Y.
THE SIMONDS NATIONAL BANK,
STATE, CITY AND C0UNT7 DEPOSI?
TORY, SUMTER,. S. C.
Paid up Capital.$75,000 00
Surplus Fund.10,500 00
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Careful attention given to collections.
Deposits of Si and upwards received. In?
terest allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
-tnnum. Payable quarterly, on first days of
January, April, July and October;
R. M. WALLACE,
L. S. CARSON,
Aug. 7 Cashier.
wi or wm
SUMTER, S C.
CITY AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY.
Transacts a general Banking ousiness.
A Savings Bank Department,
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received.
Interest calculated at the rate of 4 per cent,
per annum, payable quarterly.
W. F. B. HAYNSWORTH,
A. WHITS, Ja , President.
DR. E. ALTA
OVER BROWNS & PU RD Y'S STORE.
Entrance on Main Street,
Between Browns & Purdy and Durant ? Son.
9 to 1.30 ; 2 to 5 o'clock.
Sumter, S. C , April 29.
G. W. DICK, D. D. S.
Office over Bogin's New Store,
KNTKANCK ON MAIN ST H K KT
SUMTER, S. C.
Office Hours.-9 to 1:30 ; 2:30 to 5.
t> ?ot 8
Dr. T. W. BOOKHART,
Office over Bultman & Bro.'s Shoe Store.
ENTRANCE ON MAIN STREBT.
SUMTER. S. C.
Office Hours-9 to 1:30 ; 2:3C to 5.
MONEY TO LEND
ON IMPROVED FARMING LANDS at
8 per cent, interest fand a Commission*
LEE & MOISE.
Sept. 16 x.
OTTO GA RH AR DT, an experienced
florist and landscape gardener offers
his servilces to the citizens of S unter to lay
out and fit up gardens, attend 'ineyards and
Al! work attended to promptly and done
in a manner to guarantee satisfaction. He
has made the busiuessa study and understands
Also will take charge of lots at the Ceme?
tery and keep them in condition for a mod?
Orders can be left with W. H. Yates.
^Tlie s-aaHc-f-t P*I1 ic the Worldly.
f\o?recruiting health ia discovered ing"\
? lu ll f?) 0
? In liver affections sick headache dys- @
pepsin, iiatulcnce. heartburn, bilious
?colic, e?*uf.tions of the skin, and all^
troubles cf the bowels, their curative ?jp
effects aro marvelous. They are a cor
?rectivo asTvell as gent?o cathartic, ats
Very small and easy to take. Price, \&
*25c. Ox??ce, HO & 41 Park Place, N. Y.
The Asylum Regents.
COLUMBIA. March 10. The ve
question about the resignation of
board of regents of the South Caro
Lunatic Asylum has at last been set
by Governor Tillman's accepting
resignations of seven of the reg(
and appointing out of that number ft
who with Dr Talley will herea
constitute the board. Governor 1
man has by his appointments shown
regard for the worth and services of
members and states that they have
discharged their duty faithfully.
Ou the 11th of last month Gover
Tillman received the following y
To his Excellency, Governor B.
Tillman, Governor of South Carolin?
Dear Sir: The ?j?ard of regents of t
Lunatic Asylum having failed to rei
a unanimous couclusion, under the ?
of the Legislature, reducing the outni
from nine to five, we, the undersigt
members of said board, hereby tem
you our resignation to take effect
soru as you shall have appointed a
j commissioned our successors.
We respectfully enclose herew
the action of the board this day.
Yours very respectfully, 15. W. Ti
lor, J. C. Wilson, W. J. Gooding,
Hi Hayden, Iredell Jones, A. Whi
Jos. C. Mullins, M D. :
February ll, 1892
The case was referred to Attorn
General McLauriu for bis opinion.
, Governor Tillman in his acceptai!
of the resignation quotes from \
McLauro's views the essential poio
The entire status of the case is r
viewed in Governor Tillman's lett?
which is as follows:
Messrs. B W. Taylor Iredell Joni
J C. Wilson, A. White, W. J. Goo
ing, J C. Mullins and A ll, Hyden
Gentlemen: On February the lltb li
I received a communication from y
tendering your resignation as membe
of the board of regents of ihe Sou
Carolina Lunatic Asylum, accompaui*
by the following extract from your mi
Whereas, this board has been r
quired by recent Act of the Genet
Assembly to reduce by lot its numb
from nine to five ; and whereas, su
method ts, in our judgment, objection
ble, in that it may defeat the intent
the law under which the board is
present constituted, whereby a represe
tatton was secured from ali parts of tl
State; and whereas, in our judgmeo
a safer result may be reaohed by an ii
teliigent selection as to geographic
Resolved, That we deem it best th
every member ef the board resign ai
leave it to the Executive of the State
carry out the law as may seem to hi
Adopted by a vote of 7 yeas and
J. W. ??NCU^
Secretary and Treasurer S. C L. A
The Act requiring a reduction in tl
number of regents from nine to five is
peculiar one, and as none of its provi
ions contemplated the action you ha\
taken I submitted the question to tl)
Attorney General. A brief summar
of his opinion is : ''That unless th
incumbent regents determine by lot tb
ones to remain on the board, and thoi
thus chosen shall determine the lengt
of their respective terms, that I as Go
eroor could only follow one of tw
courses, viz : Fill the vacancies cn
ated and let the new appointees dra
lots, or appoint four regents to serv
with Dr. Talley, who has not rc
In the first place, if I accept yon
resignations you would no longer b
"incumbent regents, even if I reap
pointed you, and if I appoint four n
gents to make the number five such
board could not, under the Act, detei
mine the length of their respectiv
terms so as to conform to its provii
ions." This is a strict construction c
the law as it passed the General Assen
bly. But a consideration of the inten
tions of the Act will show clearly th*
the General Assembly only intende
j two things ; first, to reduce the numbe
of regents to five : second, to make tb?
I terms of the regents terminate at differ
j eut times, so as to have vacancies occu
every two years, instead of all termina
ting at the same time. You have re
fused to draw lots, as the Act requires
and thus the machinery provided fur re
ducing the board is thrown out of gear
and unless I take the responsibility o
carrying out the spirit of the Act i
becomes inoperative and defeats itself
The resolution passed by your board
by an almost unanimous vote, recog
nizes the necessity and importance o
geographical distribution in the compo
sition of the board, in which I concur
and while I recognize your right t<
refuse to carry out the Act, I am sorrj
to have to choose among men all ol
whom, as far as I know, have dis?
charged their duty faithfully. Just a>
you in resigning have been actuated
solely by a sense of duty and a desire
to promote the welfare of the institu?
tion, ? hope you will give me credit for
similar motives. With this explana?
tion ? notify yon that your resignations
are accepted, to take effect immediately.
Yours very respectfully.
B. II. TILLMAN. Governor.
TUB NEW KEGEXTS
Accompanying the acceptances of thc
resignation went the following uotice
of appointments :
Messrs B. W. Taylor, W. S Good?
ing, A. White and Iredell Jones
Gentlemen : You are hereby appointed
regents of the South Carolina Lunatic
Asylum to fill vacancies caused by the
death of the lamented Col. John T.
Rhett and the resignations of seven of
the regents, dated February ll, 1892
The incumbent regent. Dr. A. N
Talley, and yourselves will constitute
the board in fu'ure, and to carry out
the spirit of the Act reducing the
board to five I aiik you to determine by
lot toe length of your respective terms,
when I will commission you accordingly,
and I will ask the Geueral Assembly at
it* next sessi n to legalize such action.
li R Tillman, Governor.
The composition of the new boord
is: Dr. A. N Talley and Dr. B. W.
Tay lor, of Columbia ; W. J. Gooding,
of Hampton ; A. White, of Sumter,
and Iredell Jones, of York,
i Thc old board uf regents waa iu
session to-day winding ap it? affairs.
The new board accepted the positions
and by lot the terms were made: Dr.
B. W*. Taylor, six years ; Dr A.N.
Talley and A. S Gooding, four years ;
A White and I. .Innes, two years. Dr.
Taylor was re-elected chairman of the
board of regents -News and Courier.
rn ? ? -mmamm
Rail Roads Open the Fight
Against the State.
CHARLESTON, S. C., March 7 -In
the United ?States court today all the
I railroads running through this State
united in a suit against the comptroller
general and the county treasurer of
every county in the State. The suit
prays an injunction, which was granted,
restraining any State official from levy?
ing upon the property of any of the
railroads for non payment of taxes on the
increased assessment ordered by the
board in December last. The roads
had tendered payment of taxes on as
sessment of the year before but they
had been refused. The time- for thc
pay meut of taxes expired February 20th
and the time for the beginning of suits
hy the State is fixed for March 9;h
This injunction stops the proceedings
and opens up a long litigation. The
roads parties to the suit are the Rich?
mond & Danville, Wilmington, Colum?
bia & Augusta, South Carolina,
Charleston, Sumter & Northern ; Three
C's, Northeastern and several others.
Most of the roads of the State where
the amount involved is ?20,000, are
joined in this contest, the exception?
being the Cbarlebton & Savannah and
the Georgia, Carolina & Northern,
which have paid taxes assessed under
protest, and these will certainly seek
recovery through the courts of the
amount believed to be illegally exacted.
Legal lights who have the iuterests of
the chief rail road system io their
c.'targe went to Charleston today to put
the final toiches ou papers io the case
which have been io preparation for
some time. It will be news in some
ouarters, no doubt, that H. A. M.
Smith of Charleston, will be the princi?
pal attorney of the rail roads and the
general form of complaint which is nsed
by each road separately, is mainly his
h au di work.
The rail road people claim that no
roads are making a fight where they do
not honestlj believe more than their !
proper share of the tax burden bas been
plaoed upon them, and even the very I
roads that have gone into the United
States courts vere anxious to pay and
did tender in legal currency their prop?
er and just proportion of taxes fjr the
support of the government.
lt was not a. conditional tender any?
where aud they have only proposed to
resist that portion of the taxes that is
claimed to be clearly unconstitutional,
illegal and fraudulently put upon them
for the purpose of making them bear au
unjust proportion of the burden of taxa?
The railroads of this S-ate suffered
fearfully during the month of January.
Mr Bartlett, the efficient clerk of the
Railroad Commission, said that he
had never seen the railroads have
near so hard luck as they did in Jan?
uary. Business was stagnated and
the roads had nothing, or less, to do.
The returns of the earnings of the
roads are coming into the office of
th? commission and they tell a fearful
story. The returns of all the roads
except six, those under Receiver
Chamberlain's management, and the
Charleston, Sumter & Northern are
in, and the earnings of these roads
for Jan , '92, as compared with the
total earnings for January, 1891,
show a falling off of $225,000.
When the returns from the other
roads are received the showing will
be even worse.
The decrease of the Richmond and
Danville system's earnings was about
Thc decreases and the percentages
thereof shown by some of the roads
are as follows :
Wilmington, Columbia and Augus?
ta, $36, ?94.82-34.85 per cent
Port Royal and Western Carolina,
$27,596 64-58.84 ; Port Royal and
Augusta, $22,668 91-51 67 ; North?
eastern, $24,267 69-27 95; Colum?
bia and Greenville $24,770.14-33.
98 ; Charlotte, Columbia and Augus?
ta, $24,444.06-32 98 ; Charleston
and Savannah, $14,551 37-18 S ;
Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line, $19,
Fertilizers are moving now and it
is probable that the February show?
ing of the roads will be somewhat
better than the January report.-Co?
An Extraordinary Georgia
COLUMBUS. Q^ , March 7 -Dr. M.
W. Peek, of Chattahoochee county, is
in jail, charged with the murder of M.
A. Thomas, a neighbor. The raen
quarrelled, ou Tuesday of last week,
about a fence which separated their
properties Thomas finally started
toward the doctor with an open knife,
but Peek was tou quiek for him, and
drew a pistol and shot him in the right
side. While awaiting the arrival of
physicians. Dr. Peek gave Thomas
medical attendance. When Thomas
was removed to his home, he refused
the aid of other physicians that had
been summoned, expressing more cnofi
dence in the skill of his assailant. Peek
worked hard to save Thomas's life but
failed, and the latter died yesterday.
Anderson Gets the College.
COLUMBIA, March 9.-The trustees
of the South Carolina Industrial and
Winthrop normal college met today.
Two bids for the location of the
school were considered-Anderson,
$75,000 and a site ; Columbia $12,
0U0 and a site.
The former was accepted and the
board will meet in Anderson, April
14th, to decide upon the exact loca?
I? IW ? . ?I IW
Mail matter is whirled between Paris
and Berlin, 700 miles, io twenty-five
minutes-at the rate of twenty miles a
minute. It goes through pneumatic
The Sinking Fund Scanda
COLUMBIA, March 9 -The t
cation of the day waa the char
against Col. James G. Gibbes bel
tlie sinking fund commission
Surveyor A. L Morrison. II(
where Mr. Gibbes is so well krio1
the news was received with consid<
ble interest,and everyone felt saiisl
that he would vindicate himself
fore the board, as the investiga!
will no doubt prove. The memb
of the sinking fund commission w
generally very much surprised
see a complete recital of the cliarj
of Mr. Morrison before the public.
Col. Gibbes has been agent of I
abandoned lands in charge of t
sinking fund, and not the agent
the sinking fund. There are n
six distinct departments under t
control of the sinking fund, alt
which Col Gibbes looks after une
instructions The departments ar
Forfeited lands, laud commission ta
land sold for taxes, abandoned lam
vacant lauds aud oyster lands Ti
department of the Secretary of Stat?
work is a very large portion of t
work of the office. All transacts
j are leported to the Secretary of Stal
I who is the agent of the board, a
I by him reported to the sinking fm
j commission at its meeting. Eve
transaction is reported to the "Hoi
office'' in the Secretary of Statt
The board of sinking fund co
missioners spent a considerable tir
to-day on the charges, and fina!
I decided that the surplus derived fro
the sale of the Phoebe Peters tra
and the Guignard tract should I
turned over to the sinking fund co:
mission until it could be definite
determined where it belonged,
special surveyor will be employed
survey the Guignard tract and s
whether there is any ground for tl
charge of Mr. Morrison that thc lau?
claimed by Col. Gibbes, as admin
tor, never belonged to the Guigna
The charges of discrimination wei
passed, as the knowledge of tl
ti an sac tiona seem to have been
possession of the board.
The only trouble seems to be ov<
the Phoebe Peters and Guignai
tracts. The money in the Petei
lands will be held until Mr. Lacey cs
clearly establish the ownership to tl;
lt was decided that hereafter s
moneys received for abandoned lane
shall be paid over to the agent of tl
sinking fund (the Secretary of Stat?
until he orders its distribution.
WHAT COL. GIBBES SAYS ABOUT IT.
I saw Col. Gibbes about the Mo
r?8on charges, and although ratln
angry about the matter he said tin
it would be fully answered 1J
preferred to make a written statemer
and gave me the following specif]
The News and Conner had report
of interviews between the Reporte
and a Mr. II T. Morrison, a lawye
who has been employed by me, i
which he gave them an account e
charges he had made to the sinkin
fund board against myself as lan
agent, which condensed are about a
First. That I allowed a Mr. Laco;
to bid off a piece of land in Olarendo
at 50 cents an acre and to only pa
Second. That I sold land in Picken:
as land of my grandfather, Majo
Jame?? S. Guignard, and kept the sui
plus of sah?, whereas the lands du
not really belong to that estate.
Third. That I allowed R. C. K
Singleton to put 2,000 acres of lam
improperly on the tax books 4c
Fourth. That I allowed a piece c
land, reported for sale in '/lareudon
of 300 acres, of a Mr R Plowden. t
be withdrawn also one of 1,000 acrei
belonging to W. J Duffie, in Pick
Fifth. That I bought a large bodj
of land in Hampton Comity for ll
cents an acre and resold the same fo
20 cents au acre;
Charge first is true, but the lane
was reported to be sold by Mr Lacey
who was or claimed to be its owner
and I stated publicly at the sale thai
the owner of the land sold only ha<i
the costa and charges lo pay, and
would be entitled to the surplus ol
the sale. Mr. Lacey paid seventeen
cents per ?ere, the costs, and when
the sheriff went to make thc deed 1
gave a receipt for the surplus, ?630,
to be sent lo the sinking fund board
for final adjus menr.
Sec. As to the Picken?, sale I did
report and had sold several thousand
acres of mountain land of the estate
of Major J. S. Guignard. This I
had good reason to do, as representing
tho heirs, none of the proceeds com
?ng to me individually. These lands
I claim to have the plats and giants
for, but have offered the board to
pay the proceeds to the State to
await a full and complete survey
which was not made
Third. As to the Singleton lands
in Sumter. Several years ago the
auditor in transferring the tax returns
of one year io next omitted 2,000
acres This I had put back after con?
sultation with the Comptroller, Mr.
Fourth. The land ofPiowden and
Duffie were withdrawn from sale, as
the owners claimed they were not
liable for sale ; therefore they were
properly withdrawn for further inves?
Fifth. The charge that ? bought 20,
000 acres of land in Hampton fori
10 cents per acre and resold them fori
20 cents is utterly false. I bid off j
this land, swamp land, for $2,000
and resold it through .Major Willis, j
of Charleston, for $2,5000, said j
profit of ?500 going to the State
having been reported by me-though
the sale was not positively consum?
Mr. Editor, tko ugh deeply i nd ig- j
nant at the malice and ill-feeling
manifested by Mr. Morrison in the ;
charges and shown by his desire to
give them publicity f r the purpose
of injuring my good name, 1 have
tried to answer them dispassionately
i but briefly, convinced that thusc who
know e will pay no attention to
sue' arges, actuate*!, no doubt,
fron? ^ desire to secure my position.
I deny that I ever done a single
improper act or acted in any but a
fair, square and upright manner, and
I refer to the members of the sinking
fund board for the truth of what I
For the temperate character of
my reply I claim nu credit for good
nature, as I have yielded to the judg?
ment of good fiien?H ir.i that matter,
but I had the satisfaction of telling
Mr. Morrison my true opinion of
him in the presence of the sinking
Col. Gibbes says that Mr Morrison
has plats of about 49,700 acres of
abandoned lands he surveyed for
Col. Gibbes, which he is holding
back, thinking he will succeed Col.
Gibbes. The Savannah River trans?
action, Col. Gibbes says, was immedi?
ately reported to the agent of the
commission, and the telegram came
from a man who could not pay for the
deed to the property.
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The Parjy Cannot Fail.
BALTIMORE, March ll.-Ex President
Grover Cleveland expressed some of his
views about national politics to-day to
a reporter of the Baltimore Sun, at
Spesutia island, Md, where Cleveland
bad come to shoots ducks.
"What, in your opinion/' he was
asked, "should be the main issue of
the Democratic party in appealing to
the voters of the country "
"All the evidence," replied the
Ex-President, "of what the people
want and what they e .peet of the
party would seem clearly to indicate
that tariff reform must be the issue if
we are to go into a winning fight."
"What do you coosider the best
plan of attacking the tariff in congress.
"My idea has been that a general
bill would be the best method, but I
am willing to defer to those who are on
the ground and who have the battle in
Congress to fight. I hope the Springer
free wool bill will pass, and am also io
favor of any other measure which will
lighten the burden of taxation now
resting upon the people. In fact, I
favor any measure in the direction of
genuine tariff reform."
"What are the prospects of the Dem?
ocratic party's ultimate success ?"
"I have but one opinion on that
subject. If the party is true to itself,
true to its principles and fulfils its
pledges to the people it cannot fail/'
Cleveland's Nomination no
It is quite pathetic to see how reso?
lutely the newspapers that wish to see
Mr Clevland nominated insist that be
will be. We should gladly see his
nomination, but as honest observers and
reporters of the signs of the times, we
cannot profess to expect it. If the
Democratic party were solely intent
upon tariff reform, a sound currency,
and a reformed civil service, it would,
of course, nominate Mr. Cleveland
But it has other purposes than these,
while Mr. Cleveland's views upon some
of these questions are not those of his
party That is the reason, not the
force of personal jealousies and intrigues,
which seen;s to us to make his nomina
tion improbable.-Harper's Weekly.
A Locomotive Stolen.
GEORGETOWN, M*rcb 6 -About 2
o'clock this morning, some miscreant or
miscreants, stole locomotive No 4 of
the Georgetown and Western Railroad,
and carried it up the road about thir?
teen miles, where it was abandoned
Evidently lack of experience, the fail?
ure of the wood and water supply, as
also the breaking of one of the eccen?
trics caused the abandonment. It was
a bold deed, boldly executed. The sta?
ple to the yard gate was drawn, and,
after deliberately firing up and making
steam, the locomotive was run out or
the yard and up the road at full speed
Parties in the heart of the town heard
the escaping steam and the noise of the
moving engine. The watchman knew
nothing of the occurrence until this
morning, when he missed the looomo
tive. An attempt was made to get
steam on the other locomotive but was
abandoned. Suspicion points to no one
and no special motive can be assigned
Was Donnelly Bribed
In 1880, Colonel W S. King,
formerly postmaster of the House of
Representatives, wrote a letter that
was printed in the St. Paul Pioneer
Press, charging Ignatius Donnelly, of
Minnesota, with accepting bribes and
offering bribes for votes while he
was a member of Congress
In February, 1891, the Pioneer
Press republished the letter, and
Donnelly sued ,the owners of the
p^iper for libel, demanding $100,000.
The principal witnesses were Colonel
King, who wrote the original let er,
and Donnelly, the plaintiff. King
swore that. Donnelly did accept bribes
and offered them D nnelly swore
that the money paid him for ins
vote was paid him for special services
as attorney. The jury returned a ver?
dict of one dollar for Donnelly and
five dollars tor attorney's fees, thus
saddling six dollars on the Pioneer
Press : not f<?r defamation of charac?
ter, but for digging up an old root
that had worms in it.
The Minnesota Farmers' Alliance
egged Donnel y on to bring this suit,
and in so doing has damaged him
more than did the Pioneer-Press, as
it has emphasized an affair that sort
of puts lasting flies or spots on the
bacon of Ignatius.
There appears to be quite a differ?
ence between the moiety of ?100,
000 as demanded and the fortune of
one dollar as awarded by the jury of
his peers ; but, then, one dollar is
not to be sneezed at if it is full legal
tender for this legal tenderness as it
were. The Pioneer Press is to be
Congratulated on its victory.
If Ignatius Donnelly took bribes,
or while a member of Congress took
pay as an attorney for helping those
lie dis-helped as a member of Con?
gress, he deserves all the roasting he !
will receive in this wot ld or the next !
- Brick Pomeroy *s Advance Thought
A Renewed Disclaimer.
It rs an on pleasant reminder of tie
present lew stiLdarda of political mo?
rality that as POOR as a mao becomes
tc ive in* any political movement there
is a general conclusion that be is try?
ing to secure an office. No matter how
strong hisdenials may be. The people
have been taught by practical observa?
tion to believe that denials and promise?
mean nothing. They have learned by
experience, apparently, to expect and
forgive falsebhood is politic?, to
conder it as a legitimate part of the
game. The men who deceive them
most completely and openly seem to
receive their admiration.
There will be a change io thi* pres?
ently. Periods of laxity are followed
by pet tods of corresponding severity
io politics as in religion and morals
and the time trill come when honesty
and truth will be regarded as qoalifica
ti ns for office. Meanwhile the meo
who do mean what they say and are
square in their dealings with the public
can only continue to give assurance by
word and act that they are disinterested.
The editor of The Greenville New?
has been amused and interested by the
suppositions regarding bis purpose in
signing the peace aud unity address
and in taking some part io the move?
ment begun uuder it. Somtbtdy
remarked that he was probably doing
it because he was 4'not consulted" io
the management of the Tillman move?
ment. Again it has been suggested
that he was seeking revenge for oof
having beeo allowed to **ruu'' the
farmers' movement mass meeting held
here in 1890-the fact being that nine
of the ten delegates elected by thal
meeting left here thinking as he did.
"He is after some office" seems to be
the general v- rdict. It does not seem to
have occurred to anybody as a pos>i
bility that in these days a mau may be
honestly and conscientiously trying to
do his duty as a citizen, as he sees it,
and to promote what he believes to be
the gen-ral interest of the people with?
out any revenges to gratify or personal
ends to gain. This is a little remark?
able because while many people
perhap8>ith good reason-do not think
the editor of The Greenville News has
very much sense, nobody has accused
bim of lei; g sn absolute idiot. If he
had wanted office he would not have
persistently fought the strong side
during twelve years-the Columbia and
Charleston combination while they were
in power and 'the Tillman-Irby-Shell
eombinatian since it has owned the
Here comes the Bisbopville, Sumter
county, Eagle, however, and lets the
cat out of the bag thus
' The 'March' convention of antis
will nominate either Sheppard or Orr
for governor, and A. B. Williams for
Now wo ask the Hishopvile Eagle te
take notice thrt the March couaentioo
will do nothing of the kind.
We are not authorized to speak for
ex-Governor Sheppard, but Colonel Orr
would not accept a nomination
for governor from any convention. He
could not afford to do it, as he is pres?
ident of an industry employing 2,000 or
3,000 people and can earn every year
by bard work and the use of his brains
about three times as much the gover?
Mr. Williams is a free citizen of
South Carolina who works for his wages
! acd lives on them and ? asks nobody
i any odds. He does not deny that he
would accept a United States senatorship
or the presidency of the United States if
I they were t ffered to him. One p*ys$5.
000 a year, and the other 350,000.
He has precisely the same designs oo
one of these jobs that be has on the
other. They are the only political
offices, however, that he would accept,
if offered by a unanimous vote.
If people will cease from speculations
as to what the editor of The Greenville,
News is after and join with The Green?
ville News in its work to reach a hap?
py compromise between the two ex?
tremes wh eh have afflicted The Sta'e
we will soon be in better shane than
we a-e. The place of peace RI d safety
is just half way between the Haskell and
Tillman elements and there is where
we a:e trying to get South Carolina. .
Hard on the Straightonts
The People's Journal thinks be?
cause Hon. Wm ll. Ly les, an attor?
ney amlJIIaskellite, tendered the Blue
Ridge B >nd scrip to anticipate pay
ment o? the balance of the purchase
money for Agricultural Hall, that the
Straigi.outs would saddle this scrip as
a debt on the State, if they should get
control. If a Tillmanite should beat
lu's wife, our contemporary would
have to say that the sidmitrstra*ion is
in favor of wife beating. See? The
straightout8 have nothing to do with
the practice o Dlr Ly les as au attor?
ney -Pickens Sentinel.
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