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fie C?matires ai Betas
WOBXntG FOB PSACE?AN
AU. BAT SESSION.
?1? Conservatives Leave Nothing
Undone to Secure Peace.
The ConeervatiFee end the Beform-j
ere* Who ere Tired of Bostlam, ;
Select ? Ticket end wili Go
to the General Election.
The mass meeting of Reformers celled to j
meet in this city issi Friday, assembled in j
the Armory Sai! in Masonic Temple.
B. R. Thomas took the chair and stated ]
the propose of ta* meeting seyiog : They
were assembled to dise?as the situation that !
confronted tbam. The situation was a most <
serions one. Be believed that the conven tioo j
of laat week ?as in favor of a division of
delegates, bnt had adjourned without decitive ?
action, therefore at the solicitation of a nom- j
ber of prominent reformers be bad called for j
the assembling of this meeting. Be then
read the cal? un?er which the meeting was
After remarks from several gentlemen Dr.
H. T. Abbott was called to the chair.
Remarks were made in regard to the
proposition submitted to the Reformers by
the Conservatives, and the following was
efflered as the seo se of the Convention ; and
Mr. Parrot, of Bishop viile, was appoioted to
to notify the Conservative Convention, then
m session, of toe action of that body :
Resolved, That the Reformere, who favor a
division of delegates to the Constitutional
, Convention in mass meeting assembled, that
we hereby declare than we desire, and it is
the sense of this meeting that this meeting
.nane three delegates to the Convention and
the Conservatives naoss three from their fac
tion to file their pledge this day and that
they enter the primary next Tuesday and
abide the result of the ?ame.
Nr. Parrott appeared before the Conserva
tive Convention and made known to them
the action of toe Convention of Reformers.
The Conservative Convention, pursuant to
the call of Chairman Marion Moise, re-as
sembled in the Court Boose at 11 o'clock Fri
day morning, with one club more represented
than at the Convention held on the I2th.
The resolution under Which the Conreo
tioo adjeorned on the 12th, to re-assemble
at the call of the chairman, was read by the
The resolution was as follows :
Rtsoivtd, That, "When the Convention *d
joorns it shall do so subject to the call of the
chairman, and that it shall re-r semblent
his chII to nominate delegates to the Consti
turro??*] Con veo tioo?3 delegates if the Re
sort??** accept the division, or 6 if the pro
<pe?$rbo is rejected. Clubs desiring to do
.-.so are authorized to elect a new delegation to
the convention that shall be called by the
The Chairman called on Mr. . Moses, of
ine committee appointed under the Manning
resolution to cosfer with the Reform Com* j
-aittee, to report the result of the conference.
Mr. Moses stated that the committee bad
transmitted the Manning resolution adopted
Vy> tbe Conservative Committee, to the Re
form Convention, aod that in reply tbe sub
joined resolution br,d been presented to the
Conservative Committee by Dr. H. T.
Abbott, who represented tbe Reform faction :
"Beiolvcd, That we invite the Conserva
tive faction to bave their candidates before
tbe primary election and run under the rules
of tbe Democratic party, and that our peo
ple are requested and urged to vote for tbe
best men without regard to past factional
Sees and that our executive committee pro
vide for their signing tbe pledgee and that
we will pledge ourselves to go in with them
and elect tbe delegates chosen in tbe primary
in tbe general election whether those selected
have been Reformers or Conservatives." t
On motion of Mej. Wilson the Reform res
olution was received as information and the
A motion was made and adopted that a
committee be appointed to frame a declara
tion of principles as a platform, upon which j
tbe candidates as delegates to tbe Constitu
tional Convention shall stand. It was de
sided that tbe committee should be composed
of one from each club, except Somter club,
which should have three representatives. Ail
resolutions to be referred to tbe committee.
Tbe committee was appointed as follows :
Sumter?Altamoot Moses, H. F. Wilson,
W. P. B. Hayns worth.
Manchester?R. I. Manning.
Providence, No. 2?W. E. Lee.
Swimming Pens?J. S. R. Brown.
Mayesville?R. W. Hudson.
Statebarg ?D. Bull.
Hampton?W. W. Fraser.
Sa rie?H. D. Ti da!.
Salem?J. F. McElveeo.
Gaillards X Roads?W. E. Dick.
Rafting Creek?6. W. Hancock.
Privateer?J. H. Forman.
Ml. Clio?J. W. McCoy.
Excelsior?J. M. Ross.
Wedgefield?W. T. Aycock.
Lynchburg?T. G. McLeod.
Hiabopviile?J. H. Scarborough.
It was decided by resolution that all reso- \
Jutions should be read at once aod then re- ;
ferred to tbe committee. Resolutions were
presented by Col. J. D. Blanding, Mr. Alta- !
mont Mo9es and Mr. W. H. Ingram.
Tbe committee retired and the convention ;
took a recess.
After a recess of twenty minutes tbe con
vention reassembled. Major H. F. Wilson,
chairman, submitted the report for the com
1st, That the resolution of Col. J. D.
Blanding was reported unfavorably.
2nd. That tbe resolution presented by Mr.
A. Moses was reported favorably by a uoan- !
imoos vote of the committee.
3rd, That tbe resolution offered by Mr.
W. H. Ingram bad not been considered by
tbe committee, in view of tbe adoption of the
The "resolution reported favorably wee
reed by Maj. Wilson. It was m follows :
"We, tb? Conservative D?mocrate of Sum
ter County, in convention 'assembled, put
forth tbia, oar declaration of prinrplw,
which our candid*teg ere hereby pledged to
let. We renew our declaration of fealty to
the Democratic party, believing that all ex
isting evils of legislation should and can be
beet remedied by that party.
3ad< We demand and pledge ourselves to
absolute f?r and honest elections.
3T"We "demand "tfotf wiir hare" white
supremacy, bettering the plan feasible whereby
it can be had with boneet elections and with
out conflict with U. S. Constitution.
4 th. We demand that there shall be no
change in the amount of the homestead ex
emption, and favor laws being passed to
make the homestead effectual.
5tb. We demand that tbere shall be no
retrograde mo remen t io the support of oui*
publie schools, and pledge ourselves not to
lesees the 2 mill tax as now provided for in
6th. To these principles we call on all
Democrats to rally without reference to
former factional'differences, aod ask that
they support our ticket in the election for
delegates to rhe Constitutional Convention,
at the general election to be held on Augost
The following is the resolution offered bj
Col. J. D. Bland ing.
Whereas, It is apparent from the late ac
tion of the Reform Convention of Sum (?r
County that the large majority was decidedly
opposed to an equal division of delegates, un
iese tb? nominees of botti factions submit
their chances of election to the mongrel pri
mary ordered by the Ir by Executive Com
Whereas, Conservatives voting in said
Irby primary will be morally bound to vote
at the general election for the nominees of
said primary, and will thus make themselves j
partially responsible for whatever undemo
cratic principles, populistic schemes, fraudu
lent election devices and suppression of
higher education, shall be incorporated into
the new Constitution by the Reformists,
Therefore, Resolved, That this Con rent ion
earnestly recommends to the Conservatives of
Somter not to vote, nor to take any part
directly or indirectly in said Irby primary.
2d. That the Executive Committee arrange
for a Conservative primary to be held on
such day in August as they shall deem best
and promulgate roles for tbe same ; and may
if they deem proper order one or more cam
paign meetings before toe date of such pri
On motion of Mr W. 0. Cain tbe report of
tbe committee was adopted by a unanimous
Mr.Cain then moved that tbe convention
proceed to nominate for tbe Constitutional
Mr. R. I. Manning offered, as a substitute,
that a recess be taken until 3 o'clock in order
that time might be given tbe Reform meeting,
then in session, to submit a proposition.
Remarks were made by Col. W. D. Scar
borough, Dr. J. H. Furman, aad Sr. W. H.
Ingram, but before the question was brought
to a vote, Mr. J. L. Parrott, a representative
from tbe Reform meeting entered the hall.
He was extended the privilege of tbe floor.
He said that he bad be?n sent by the Re
form meeting to ask the Conservative Con
vention to meet tbe Reformers in a mass
meeting where a proposition for a compromise
woold be offered. He asked that tbe Conven
tion name the time when tbe meeting should
be held if tbe request was granted.
Mr. D. Bull moved that the proposition to
meet tbe Reformers be accepted and tbat tbe
Convention take a recess until 3 o'clock.
Mr. Manning, offered a substitute tbat Con-1
vention take a recess until 3 o'clock, and tbat
a committee of five be appointed to confer in
tbe interim with a committee from tbe Re- j
form meeting. Th? substitute was adopted
with the provision tbat the Chairman, Maj.
Moise, be added to tbe committee.
I? Tbe committee was appointed as follows :
Marion Moise, J. J. of sard, R. B. Carnes,
W. 0. Cain, A. Moses, R. I. Manning.
Before Convention took a recess, Col.
Blanding roee to a question of personal pri
vilege and resigned bis seat in the Conven
tion, stating that tbe action of tbe Conven
tion was not in accord with bis views and be
could not conscientiously remain.
When the convention re-assembled after
dinner, Mr. Manning, chairman of the com
mittee to confer with tbe committee from tbe
Reform committee, reported tbe result of the
conference. He read tbe resolution adopted
by tbe Reform meeting in which a proposi
tion to divide and go into the primary is
made. Tbis resolution was published yester
day in tbe report of the proceedings of tbe
To this resolution, Mr. Manning said, the
Conservative committee bad replied tbat
they could not accept the proposition, as
tbe Conservatives were committed against
going into tbe primary. Tbat tbe Con
servatives were willing to divide, but
tbe division would bave to be made
outside of tbe primary. Tbe joint com
mittee bad then requested Mr. Manning,
of tbe Conservative committee and Mr. J. L.
Parrott, of tbe Reform committee, to proceed
to Capt. D. E. Keels, chairman of tbe regular
County Executive Committee, and ask bim
the following question :
"Will you allow pledged written to-day
and filed with you to be dated back to such
time as will conform to the requirements of
tbe rule of State committee regulating pri
mary election, and hold the sa -e to be good
and valid ?"
Messrs. Manning and Parrott interviewed
Capt. Keels and asked tbe question as in
Capt. Keels replied as follows :
"Did you, J. L. Parrott, participate in tbe
Reform convention beld last Saturday for tbe
purpose of considering a proposition pre
sented tbem by tbe Conservative convention.
Answer by J. L. Parrott : "Yes."
D. E. Keels : "Did that convention decide
by a vote of 88 to 26 to reject the proposi
tion as offerred ? "
Answer by J. L. Parrott: "Yes, but * * *
1 ?interrupted by Capt. Keele, who refused to
permit Mr. P?rriott to qualify the answer by
stating tbe circumstances under which the
rote of reject io a wai madie.
Tbe committee then left Cap?. Keels, ai be
nfuted to answer tbe question asked bim and
returned to the joint conference committee.
This committee, said Mr. Manning, is still in
session, to arra age terms of compromise, and
in concluding bis report requested that tbe
convention delay action until 4 o'clock, so
that the committee mi?M ba time to com
plete it* work. Tbe r.; air. Manning
was accepted as information.
At this juncture Capt. Keels transmitted to
Mr. Manning tbe following answer to tbe
question asked bim :
To the Conservatici Convention and the Matt
Whkbias, Messrs. Richard I. Manning and
J. L. Parrott, a committee of the convention
of Conservatives and a mass meeting of Re
forman, now assembled in thecitj of Sumter,
has called on me as county chairman to koow
it I will allow pledges filed to-day aod be
construed as a compliance with the roles of
the Democratic party of S. C. ; I ruled and
stated last Saturday, the 20th inat., in public,
in tbe court bouse, in the city of Sumter.
that ali pledges had to be filed on that day,
or they would not be recognized as candi
dates: I adhere now to this ruling, and de
cline to receive any new pledges, and I here
by submit the rules adopted by tbe State Ex
ecutive Committee. Tbe rules is mandatory
and is subject to but one construction.
D. E. Keels,
Couoty Chairman Sumter County.
The rule cited is as follows :
"Each candidate for tbe Constitutional
Convention shall at least ten days before tbe
said primary election file his pledge with tbe
Chairman or Secretary of the County Dem
ocratic Executive Committee tbat be will
abide by the result of tbe election and sup
port tbe nominees of tbe party, and no vote
for any candidate who has failed to sign such
pledge sball be counted."
Tbe ruling of Capt. Keels was received as
information, and business was suspended to
wait on tbe conference committee.
After a time some of tbe delegates hemme
impatient and a motion was made by Mr. J.
? E. Gaillard that the convention proceed to
nominate six delegates. Tbe motion re
ceived a second, but before it could be put to
a vote, Manning returned from the conference
committee accompanied by Mr. W. K. Cross
well of tbe Reform meetiog. A delay of a
half hour was asked for aod obtained. It
bad been decided by tbe committee to call tbe
County Executive Committee together, there
being a majority of tbe committee in town,
and if witbin tbe power of tbe committee, to
overrule tbe action of Chairman Keels.
Mr. A. Moses and Col. R. D. Lee both
opposed goiog into the primary, first because
tbe Conservative faction was by a great
majority opposed to it and secondly because
it was too late to put out candidates aod
because tbe county executive commitee bad
no right or power to order a primary.
Mr. Crosswell said tbat it was not tbe
I deeireof the Reform mass meeting to go into
tbe primary but they hoped that by calling
the Executive Commit tre together tbat means
could be devised to keep out of it.
Mr. George P. McKageo a committee from
tbe Reform mass meeting came io to the con
? veo tioo aod being given the ioor said tbat
be was instructed to preseni tbe followivg as
tbe sense of the Reform meeting :
Whereas, D. E. Keels, County Chairman,
has ruled out any pledges that we might now
Tbat, the Conservative Convention and
tbe mass meeting of Reformers sbou Id take a
recess of 30 minutes to allow tbe Executive
Committee to meet aod to request them to
postpone tbe primary for tbe purpose of filing
pledges. Tbat should tbe committee refuse
so to do, tbey, the Reformers, in mass meeting
assembled, will then nominate three men and
? we' tbe Conservatives, nominate three men
and tbe six so nominated shall be voted for
and elected at the general election.
This was agreed to and 'he recess was
The committee was caHed together butit
was decided that the committee bad no power
to set aside the ru' e of the State committee
and postpone tbe primary nor to order
another primary. Tbe primary bad to be
disregarded altogether or "be people would
have to submit to Capt. Keels' dictation and
vote tbe ticket pot out by bim. Tbe com
mittee then adopted a resolution offered by
Maj. Moise tbat tbs primary be disregarded
and each side nominate three men to be
voted for at tbe genera! election as the Demo
cratic candidates of Sumter County.
When this resolution was adopted Mr. H.
R. Thomas withdrew from the committee,
but all the others stood firm.
Tbe adoption of the resolution was report
ed to the convention immediately and nomi
nations were entered upon at once.
The following gentlemen were nominated
from ?be floor :
Jas. H. Scarborough, R. D. Lee, J. J.
Bossard, R. E. Carnes, Thomas B. Fraser, J.
H. Forman, J?nius A. Rhame, A. .
Stuckey W. F. B. Haynswortb, A?tamoot
Moses and Richard I Manning.
Messrs. Carnes. Haynswortb, Williamson,
j Moses and Manning withdrew their names.
I The convention went into a ballot for three
; men to be run at the general election. The
j result whs as follows:
j Jas. H. Scarborough, 73 ; R. D. Lee, 71 ;
j Thos. B. Fraser, 56 ; J. J. Bossard, 54 ; J.
! H. Forman, 8; J. A. Rhame, 5; W. F. B. ?
Haynsworth, 2. Tbe three receiving the
highest number of votes were declared tbe
nominees of the convention, and the nomi- j
i nation was then made unanimous by accia- j
Meesr3. R. I. Manning and C. L. William- |
j son had been sent to notify the Reform Mass j
I Meeting tbat the Convention had, in pursu
ance of the agreement, proceeded to nomi
nate three candidates ; and to invite the Re
; formers to present their nominees for ratifica
! tioo. Just at the time tbat tbe result of the
? balloting was made and announced, tbe en
tire Reform Mass Meetiog entered tbe court
house. They were received standing and
Mr. Edwin W?eoo was giren tbe floor and
announced Mees ra. Shepherd Nash, R. P.
Stackbouse and Georg* ?. ?ficKagan, ai the
nominees of tbe Reformera.
Th? joint ticket?Ja?. H. Scarborough,
R. D. Lee, T. B*. Fraser, R. P. Sta?khouee,
Sbephord Nash, and George P. McK*gen ?
was then, by a unanimous vote, declared the
tieket of the Democrac y of Sum ter county.
C?l. R. D. Lee offered the following reso*
luttons, which were seconded by Mr. Edwin
Wilson and adopted withont a dissenting
:olved, That the Chairman of tbe Demo
cratic Conservative Committee call the same
together at an early day to make all neces
sary arrangements for tbe election of the six
nominees this day made, with power to SU all
Resolved further, tbat this convention de
mands tbat the election shall be fairly and
honestly conducted in all respects, aod that
we pledge to each other our united efforts and
sacred honor to tbat end.
Resolved further, that tbe Board of Elec
tion Commissioners be urged to select man
agers from the various factions to ensure an
honest and fair election.
A resolution was adopted, and accepted by
tbe Reformers, tbat oce member from each
of tbe Reform clubs be selected to co-operate
with the Conservative Executive Committee
in arranging for and conducting tbe cam
paign tbat will be required to elect the ticket
A request wh9 presented from Mr. H, R.
Thomas that he be permuted to make h state
ment of bis reasons for withdrawing from
tbe Executive Committee aod taking no part
in tbe nomination of the ticket. He was in
vited to make bis explanati.jf.
Mr. Thomas said tbat be could not ignore
tbe primary ordered by the State Executive
Committee ; That be came here to restore
harmony within tbe party and not to go out
side of it, and be could not follow wbeo tbe
resolution was adopted to go to tbe genera]
election. The mass meeting of Reformers
was a mere handful anyway and represented
nobody but tbe individual members and their
factional following. Besides, Keels will rule
you all out of tbe Democratic party, and
there will be tronble at tbe general election.
Keels is sure to role you out, there is no
doubt of that. [Cheers and cries, "Let bim
You have nominated a good ticket, bow- j
ever, and I hope to God it will be elected, 1
[Question: "Are you going to help?"]
"It is a good ticket and I do hope to God
it will be elected, bot I never was so muddled
in my life. [Question : "Are yoa going to
oppose the ticket ?"]
"Well gentlemen there is lots of work on
tbe Railroad Commission and I shall be very
busy. I am going to get outside of Sumter
County and bave nothing to do with this
On motion the meeting adjourned.
The work of the convention bad been long
and tedious aod more than once there seemed
to be no possibility nf the two factions getting
together, but by patience and the exercise
of true conservatism and patriotism the
happy result was accomplished, and to-day
tbe Conservative Democrats and a majority
of tbe Reformers, and the very best men in
tbat faction at tbat, staod -tutted against
strife-stirrers and tbe men w-... have fed and
grown fat on bitterness dun ? tbe past four
years. Tbe white people of sumter County
bave buried tbe hatchet and only a small fac
tion of disaffected are snarling because they
could not perpetuate strife.
SUPPOBT THE JOINT TICKET.
So Says Mr. H. L B. Welle.
To the People of Sumter Covmty :
It is evident to any unbiased mind tbat in
this county it is at this late day impossible to
get any expression from tbe people oo tbe
differences tbat now divide our people, as no
arrangements have been made whereby they
can pass their judgment.
While disapproving of the manner in which
tbe convention ticket bas been forced on us,
there can be no question tbat two tickets at
tbe ggneral election can only mean tbe sue
cess of the Dargan ticket at tbe general
election, and I regard tbat as tbe greatest
evil tbat could befall Sumter county. I
therefore desire to say tbat I conceive it the
duty of every white man of Sumter county
to go to tbe polls on election day anu see
tbat the joint ticket nominated yesterday is
elected beyond any dispute, and hereafter, if
deemed advisable, appeal to our people when
there can be no risk of wbite supremacy to
justify the conduet of all of us who opposed
any division outside of a primary.
H. L. B. Wells.
Mr. Brown Withdraws.
I am not a candidate to tbe Constitutional
Convention, aud hereby withdraw my pledge
Sumter, July 26th, L. V. Brown.
????? ? ??
The following announcement was published
in tbe Daily hem end other county papers
published on last Friday, tbe 25th :
The following are tbe names of candidates
who signed tbe pledge and will be run as
candidates of the Democratic party in tbe
primary election on Tuesday, July 30, 1895 :
D. E. Keels,
H. L. B. Wells,
J. E. Wilson,
L. V. Brown,
L. I). Jennings,
W. A. James.
D. K. Kekls, County Chairman.
W. H. Nelson, who is in the drug business
at Kingville, Mo., has so much confidence iu
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy tbat he warrants every bottle and
offtrs to refund the money to any customer
who is not satisfied after using it. Mr. Nel
son takes no risk in doing this because he
Remedy is a certain cure for tbe diseases for
which it is intended and he knows it. It is i
for sale by Dr. A. J. China. !
HURRAH FOR THE GAME
The poop!? z' the Stet* are to be con?
gratulated opoo the remit of the peace
a td -har ai OD j negotiation* io S a aa ter
County. The delegation from the coun?
ty sn tba CODI'i tar ional Cen Ten lion will
be equally divided between the Comer
vatives and Reformers. The agree?
ment for an equal division waa reached
yeetertray even my after mach discus?
sion and maoy conference?, and. a? oar
cor re? pon dent says, "whee the final re- j
.alt waa aunouoced the Cooveotioo wai
resolved io to a bal!<-laj?h mass meeting
aod so mach good will sad kindly fel?
lowship has not been seen io the Game
Coek Coat ty siooe 1890."
This was entirely proper under tbe
cireams*aoee?. It would be well for
Sooth Carolina if "a hallelujah mass
meeting" could be held in every coon
I ty io the State, aod such a meeting
! would baye bteo held io every county
I but for the faitblessoess of the politi?
cians- who live by strife and the folly of
extremists aod impracticables who have
oot been able to take a broad view of a
big questioo. We con gat a late the
peacemakers of Sumter-Manning and
Moses aod Wilsoo and James aod ail
the rest of their helpers-aod we coo?
i grat?late the State that Sumter County
will be represented io the Cooveotioo
i by ?ix of its best men. It is a direct ;
benefit to the whole State that such
men as Judge Fraser aod R. D. Lee
' will assist in making a new Constitu?
tion for the State.
The Sumter delegation will go to the
Cooveotioo equally divided bf tween the
factious, but the sentiment of the peo?
ple which made this division possible,
we are sore, will make the delegation
solid upon all questions affecting the
welfare of the State. Break dowo the
artificial divisions which have been
created among the people aod we shall
have white unity to Sooth Carolioa
ooce more and forever.-News and
Gossip Says That Senator
Irby is to Be Chief Justice.
LAURENS, S. C, Joly 23.-The
political slate io South Carolioa,
as is very natural, has two sides to it.
Oo ooe bas been written io a plain,
bold hand the alleged issues before the
constitutional convenci?n aod the peo*
pie at large, while oo the other there is
a faint, illegible tracing to cipher,
koowa on'y by those who are io charge
of the machiney of the government.
The cipher side has so far fallen an?
der the eyes of those who are supposed
to be loyal to the reform movement, bot
eveo Seoator Irby, who is regarded as
the vigilant custodian has failed to
keep the mysterious side a complete
A man who is well known in the
upper part of the state aod ts every?
where respected for his integrity, io- :
formed the writer as to the chief object
of the constitutional cooveotioo. The
supposed maia issues which have been
throwo oat as food for thought for the
people DOW appear as mere collateral
Io the first place, the kiog motive
back of the constitutional cooveotioo
mcvemeot is said to be the speedy
abolition of the present supreme court
aod the adoption of the appellate court
io its stead. As loog as Chief Justice
Mciver roles against the constitutional?
ity of the reform laws there cao be oo
hope oo the part of the Irby faotioo for
absolute peace. The reformers recog?
nise the necessity for the orgsoixatioo
of a judiciary which is io perfect accord
with the legislative branch. Mciver
mast go, aod theo the camp will be
cleared of non-sympathizers.
Io additioo to the restoration of the
old appellate oourt, which was io exts- j
tooee io this state before the war, there |
is to be ao iocrease oo the ciroaitbeoch
of six judges, all of r hom shall be
elected for life or good behaviour in?
stead of for a term of years. Seoator
Irby, according to this information,
will preside over the entire judiciary
of South Carolina as chief justice.
Governor Jobo Gary Evaos ?ill fall
heir to the place now occupied by Sena?
tor irby, aod Joho Gary Watts will !
hold the governor's chair until a better
man comes aod takes it-Atlanta Con- ;
AN INNOCENT MAN j
FORD Ky, July 26.-It developed I
to-day that a negro, Bob Haggard, who
was lynched here last week, for hav?
ing outraged Miss Elkio, was innocent ;
of the crime with which he was charged, j
The story told of how the deed was done
has been proven to be utterly false.
The work was done by a few hot-head- ;
ed meo, who did oot take time to in?
quire whether Haggard was guilty or
The Seed Division Goes.
WASHINGTON, July 26.-Secretary
Morton's antagonism to the existence of
the seed division of the Agricultural
Department reached its logical conclu?
sion in ao order abolishing tbe division,
to take effect October 1st. by which
date, W. E. Fagan, chief of the divi?
sion, by the same order, is directed to i
have its work wound up.
The abolishing of (be seed division
will throw out of employment ten peo?
ple, besides the chief, at present, aod
will result ic depriving fully one hun?
dred and fifty more of occupation dur- j
Cuban Patriots Hopeful
Their Lexers Perfectly Con
fident of Victory.
Jackson TULI, July 25.?A cable
gram from Key West to the Times
Union faja : A privai e leUer received
io this city last night, per steamer Mas
cotte, from Havana, firme the report
of " Martines'(Tain poa* defeat at the bat
tle of Vafenioe'U.' Of the 1,800 Spanien
troops that went into battle, only 300
escaped to Bayamo, where they are
surrounded bj 6,000 Cabans ander
Maceo, Mateo, Qui a tin, Bandera ?cd
Coalet. The insurge?t lost at this bat
tle eras280 killed a?d wounded.
Martin?i Campos is now at Bay amo,
?ertouslv wounded and sarrooned by
insurgents. Troops are being sent from
ali parts of the island to relieve Marri
nez Campos. After the fall of Sanrocil
des, Martines Campos took command
and ordered all horses and males be
longing to the officers killed to barri
cade themselves with, and resist the
terrible charges of the Cuban cavalry
with the machetes, 3.000 strong.
Three steamers with troops bave left
Santiago de Cuba for Manzanillo, to
reinforce Campos and bring bim oat.
The greatest excitement exists in San
Lachambre has been sent to Spain.
Maximo Gomes, oo bearing of the bat
tle, immediately left to join Maceo.
The greatest excitement exists in
Havana. The people are terrorized.
The government is trying to suppress
all details of this great battle, but it is
known ail through the island.
The death of Amaraeor Guerra is
not officially confirmed
Jacksonville, Fla., July 25.?A
special from Tampa to the Times
Union, says : Passengers by the
steamer Mascotte to- ig ht say that, in
the battle of Vaieozaela in which both
sides so desperately fought, many
Spanish officers were badly wonnded.
The wounded officers were taken to
Bayamo and are being carefully nursed
at the hospitals.
The Spanish troops in Coba are fall
ing victims to tropical diseases, and
hundreds are dying daily from the
malady. The troops are poorly fed.
and are badly worn oat by long and
The Cuban leaders in this etty xe
press themselves as being perfectly
satisfied with the state of affairs, and
look for startling events to occur which
will materially advance the interests
of the cause tbey are fighting for.
It is also reported by the Spanish
leaders and government authorities
that a large majority of the insurgents
bave agreed to surrender if Span will
grant Cuba home rale. This how
ever, is not believed by the Cuban
sympathizers who say they want Cu
ba's liberty or oothiog.
A mob. ofg negroes attempted to
lynch a negro named Brown at Clif
ton, Spartanburg County, on Sunday
night for stealing some clothing. A
few white men prevented the lynch
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