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Consolidated Aug. 2,1881.
New Series?Vol. XV. No. 2.
Ptbliahed Swry Wednesday.
JNT. G*-. Osteen,
S?MTER, S. C.
Two Dollars per ancata? advance.
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Another Point Attacked.
Change of Venue Section of
the Dispensary Law.
The .attorneys representing the
Charleston liquor men whose cases
have been transferee] to Orangeburg
county for trial by Judge Buchanan
under the change of venue section of
the dispensary law, after the Charles
ton grand jury had returned "no
bills," are going to fight the consti
tutionality of the proceeding.
They have appealed to the State
Supreme Court in each of the six
cases pending, from Judge Buchan
an's action. All of the cases will
doubtless be merged into one to
avoid multiplicity of suits. AH are
familiar with the proceedings, when
the change of venue was' granted by
Judge Buchanan, under section 4oOf
the dispensary law. The appeals are
taken by Messrs. Murphy, Farrow
and Legare and Mr. Bissell.
The grounds of appeal in all of the
six cases are the same, and in the
case of M. L. Clark, tbey are stated
as follows :
First?That his honor erred in hold
ing that section-45 of the dispensary
law was constitutional.
Second?That his honor erred in
not holding that in a criminal cause,
the place of trial cannot be changed
. on motion of the State.
Third?Id that hie honor erred in
not holding that until a true bill has
been found by the grand jury, a per
son charged with a criminal offense
cannot be carried to another county
from that in which the offense is
committed to answer a bill of indict
ment to be preferred in such other
Fourth?In that his honor erred in
not holding that until true bill has
been found by the grand jury, no
case is pending, and no change of
venue can be granted either on mo
tion of the State or of the accused
Fifth?In that his honor erred in
not boldig that section 45 of the dis
pensary law is in violation of section
11, 13, 19, of article 1, of the Con
stitution of South Carolina, and that
section 2, of article 5 of the Con
stitution of South Carolina, and,
therefore, void ; and in ordering that
the "case" against M L Clark be
transferred from Charleston to Orange
Sixth?In that his honor erred in
admitting in evidence the affidavits
of witnesses as to what said wit
nesses swore before the grand jury.
Seventh?In that Iiis honor erred
in holding that what witnesses swore
before the grand jury was admiosible,
but what was said by a member of
the grand jury te a witness was in
Eighth?That until true hill was
found by the grand jury, his honor
was with out jurisdiction to transfer
the above cause to Orangeburg
Ninth?That no notice of said mo
tion was served on M. L. Clarke or
Assistant Attorney General Town
send, after a ten days' vacation,
spent in North Carolina's mountains,
returned to the city yesterday, only
to be confronted with the papers in
these cases in consequence of which
he went on to Charierton in the eve
ning ? 27te State.
Principles for Pelf.
Louisiana to Go Republican if the
Sugar Bounty Is Kot Paid.
Washington, July 31,?Senator
Caffery, Representare Meyer and
Judge Semmes, the latter counsel for ?
tbo sugar bounty claimants of Louis
iana, had an audience ^o-day with Comp
troller Bowler, of the Treasury De
partment. regarding the unpaid sugar
bouuty for the nVcel year or' 1394. The
three gentlemen repeated the argu
ments they had previously made, but
the Comptroller insiste': rha* be saw no
reason to change the position r? r ^ i >us
iy taken by him. it i-- said tha? Comp
troller Bowie;- may, it be ;h io?e,
kreverse bis ultimate decision one v -.r.
but it is not believed he wi?i do so.
} Itis th-?ug at thai his decision niter
the formal bearing next, week will be
rendered as speedily as is consistent
wirb the i oj portan ce of the case. Shonld
it remain unchanged, Congress will be
asked to amend the law under which he
was appointed, so that bis duties shall
be of a purely ministerial character.
Secretary Carlisle has been informed
by these Louisiana gentlemen that the
continued withholding of the money
will result in a defeat for the Demo
cratic party in Louisiana and that
nothing can prevent this State from
swinging into the Republican column
nest year unless the money shall be
paid within a reasonable period.
Jt is feared by the Louisiana peo
ple if the money be not paid before the
meeting of Congress next winter, a bill
will be introduced to repeal the law
under which the bounty is to be paid.
Secretary Carlisle has changed the
plans for his trip through the great
lakes. Accompanied by Mrs. Carlisle,
he will leave Washington Friday, and
go direct to Chicago, where they will
be joined by ?. VV. K. Carlisle and
children. The party will board the
lighthouse tender Amaranth, probably
Saturday, and make a tour of the lakes
to Buffalo. The time consumed will be
about thirty days.
The Defender Victorious.
Once Again She Scores a Triumph
Over tne Vigilant.
New Fort., R. I., July 31.?Once
again the Defender has scored a
victory over the Vigilant, and while
the latter was somewhat handicapped
by a six-foot rent in her main bail,
that would not atone for the twelve
minutes beating which the latest
Ilerreshoff creation gave to the cup
defender of 1895 in the forty mile
run from New London here. The
new boat made ample amends for her
failure to wiu yesterday aud even
the croakers, wbo say that she is not
doing as well as she should, ceased
their croaking and apprehension in
regard to the American cup, was put
at reel for the day, at least.
The Regatta committee talked with
Mr. Iselin to-night about having
the Defender officially measured and
giving out the results to-morrow.
They aleo considered the protest of
the Vigil?nt in the race of July 22.,
and will announce their decision to
After finishing, ail yachts anchored
inside the harbor except Defender,
whose deep draghi made it safer for
her outside Goat Island. There has
seldom been a thicker forest of masts
in the harbor than was the case this
afternoon aud the spectacle wheu ali
were lighted up this evening, was
one that will be long remembered
The fleet will remain at anchor to
morrow aud there will be much
entertaining ashore and sociability
On Friday, one of the greatest
races of the year?that for the Goelet
Cup?will be sailed. Jubilee, Vol
unteer, Vigilant and Defender will
then come together.
No Divorce in Oklahoma.
GuruRiic, Okla., July 31.?Follow
ing the decisions that probate judges
have bad oo right to grant divorces in
Oklahoma since August 13, 1893, the
Supreme Court to-day decided that
even before tbat time, their jurisdiction
was confined to persons who bad been
residents of the territory - two years
or more, and that all divorces granted
by them to persons oo ninety days,
residence are null and void, and subse
quent marriages bigamous. As out
siders coming here for divorces took
advantage of the ninety days residence
clause, this decision invalidates be
tween three and four hundred divorces
graoted to Eastern people, in addition
to the seven or eight, hundred rendered
invalid by the decision of last Satur
Chicago. July 30.?H. Clay Mer
ritt was tried yesterday before Justice
Pyle at Keoawee, II!., on a charge of
violation of the game laws. The prose
cution, which is in charge of the State
warden, was instituted by the Sports
men's Association. The defendant
admits having in his possession 27,050
game birds If the illegality of this is
proved the minimum fine is ?135,300,
and the maximum is ?676,500.
Many sportsmen were present, as
well as several storage dealers, who
have establishments similar to Mer
rill's in Chicago and elsewhere. Tbe
d?cision was reserved until to-day Ir
was rendered this morning, Boding the
defendant guilty o? the iiiegal sale of
wild game In his remarks the cour?
stated fh:?r the law c?cariy ju-ri!i 'i the
decision. Mcrrirt immediately ?'>:<l
notice >>;' appesi, and bis bond was fixed
The fines assessed against Merrill
aggregate oOO (lame Warder:
Blow announced that he would '\ \<
week institute two more suifs again**
Merritt and ii they prove successful,
Merrirr will have linei to pay aggregat
New Hope for Cuba.
Safe Landing of Large and
Well Equipped Expedition.
Jacksonville, Jaly 31.?A cable
pram from Key West to the Timts
Union says :
Private telegrams received here coo
firm the story of the safe landing of the
largest and best equipped expedition
that has ever landed in Cuba. As was
stated, the expedition was commanded
by Geu. Roloff, Sanchez and Rodriguez.
They carried 280 men, 28,000 rounds
of ammunition, 450 rifles, 4,700 pounds
of dynamite, one Gatliog gun, one cao
noo and 500 ounces of Dr. Esqui
naldo's infallible balm for wounds Dr.
Valdez Dom?nguez went as colonel of
the sanitary crops.
Part of this expedition left b3re early
in June in the tug Childs, but after
several attempts to land on the east
coast of Cuba, returned aod camped on
Harbor Key, about thirty miles west of
Key West. Shortly after landing,
Roloff left them aod it is rumored,
went North, going by way of Biscayne
bay, to secure another vessel. He re
turned a week ago last Wednesday on
an ocean tug uame unknown ?he was
covered from stem to stern with can
vass and took on the men and ammuni
tion last Thursday week aod started for
the Bahama Islands. He took on Gen.
Rodriguez with fifty-six men, 80,000
rounds of ammunition and 150 rifles.
It is reported that HeDry Brooks was
with the expedition, he having made
several visits to Pine Key, coming and
going by way of Biscayne bay. He was
knewn here as Mr.Grant. Prominent
Cubans here etate that the safe landing
of the expedition has put new life into
the Cuban cause and its failure* to land
would have been its death below. The
expedition was so well planned and ex
ecuted that few even of tbe Cubans,
knew aoythiog about it.
Havana. July 31.?A dispatch from
Santiago de Cuba says that a band of
insurgents made an attack upon Fort
Mijial between Songo and Poncipe last,
evening and were repulsed. A large
band of insurgents made an attack this
morning upon a small detachment of
Spanish troops on the estate of Isabel,
in the Guantaoamo district. A desper
ate fight ensued with tbe result that
tbe rebele were driven back with heavy
loss. General Lugne reports from Santa
Clara that the Spanish column under Col
onel Venedia, met a band of insurgents
under the rebel leader. Rodiguez, on
the Venedia estate in the Sagua district
yesterday and dispersed them, killing
Rodiguez aod capturing a quantity of
arms, ammunition, etc.
Socorro, New Mexico, Nearly
A Wave of W?ter Twenty Feet
High?Loss of Life and Property.
Albuqerque, N. M., July 31.?A
special to tbe Citizen to-night from
Socorro says ? "Late yesterday after
noon a heavy ram from tbe east met a
cloud from tbe west near Snaut Ranch,
eight miles from Socorro. The wave
was twenty feet high and came down in
tbe arroya and submerged Chihuahua
and Cuba, two small suburbs, washing
down houses aod rushiog through
others. Tbe arroya also broke at
Spring street and in the north part of
the town aided the torrents. Women
aod children were struggling in tbe
water. Several bodies have been recov
ered. One man and six children were
rescued and several more are missing.
There were many narrow escapes
Mrs. A. Mayer and her mother were
washed away but rescued. Forty
houses were destroyed, a hundred more
will fall and others are badly damaged.
Water is three feet deep aod all the
principal streets are strewn with furni
ture and large bowlders. Little damage
was done to the stores, except to cellars
and foundations. Crops and gardens
were washed away by the river and
from Poivadera to Lemita the low lands
are flooded four feet deep. About a
mile of track is damaged on the main
line of the Sapta Fe road and eight
miles on the Magdalena branch with
the road bed and several bridges wash
The water main of the Socorro Water
Company was badly damaged aod no
drinking water is to be bad. Hundreds
of people are in distress. Relief meas
ures nave been started. Damage to
the town is estimated at $700,000.
St. Louis, Aug. 1.?A special from
?oc:>rr<?. . M , says that the flood of
yesterday was tlie greatest in the his
tory o? New Mexico. Sixteen persons
are known to 'nave lost their lives in
the raging wnters. The storm began
vvi:h s dowupn.ur o? rain at li p. r:i
and after rw ) !: -ur- of torri ii.: raj fa i!
a cloudburst struck the mountain
:b'?!it five mile's ubovo the town, a'iVri
Iii i-css fnaif an hour arter dark
gigantic waves, bringing bricks, mud
aii'? debris, vak their devastating
course through the street?. The
bridges, and at least a mile of grading
of the Magdalena branch of the Santa
Fe railroad was washed away, and
some damage bad resulted to the main
lines south of the city Of several
houses which stood near the channel
of the Arryos, not a vestige is left ;
m?.ny adobe houses in different por
tions of the city have fallen, and oth
ers are giving away. Water entered
the Catholic church, and the convent
of Sacred Heart is expected to fall. It
is impossible to save the adobe houses
when once the water has soaked
through th: foundations. Noue of
the business portion of the city is in
jured, but not a dwelling house es
caped some damage.
latest from the flooded town
Socorro, . M., Aug. 1.?The ex
citement attendant upon the flood i?
over. The list of dead is eight, six of
who'n are the Duran family and the
other two children that were rescued
from the flood and died yesterday.
Fifty buildings in the city have been
washed away and contents destroyed
About one hundred buildings are more
or less damaged and a large portion
of the contents damaged aod destroy
ed. To these losses must be added the
total destruction of gardens and vine
yards, and these losses fall upon the
poorer classes of people. The Magda
lena branch of the Santa Fe railroad
was washed away for about five miles,
and the loss will run into the thou
sands. The water washed away the
main track just below the depot yards
and covered the track in the yards
about four inches deep. The lower
part of Maozaneras avenue is a total
wreck, bridges and sidewalks being
The water covered the whole valley
from the vicinity of Windsor Hotel to
the depot and for several miles above
aod below the city. The Arroya that
did the damage comes into the city at
the southwest corner from the moun
tain on the road to Magdalena. Just
as it strikes the city, it divides into two
channels, one going down Spring street
to the river bottom aod the other to
the west, emptying to the north of tbe
city and sailing around passed to the
east of the city mingling its waters
with tbe one coming down Spring
street. The flood came in two big
waves, one filling the Arroya over bank
full and the other pouring out over
every street in the city. Had this
storm came at night, hundreds would
Back Prom Liberia.
The Rough Experiences of Some
Negroes From Arkansas.
Philadelppia, July 30.?At the
Wayfarers' Lodge, Lombard street,
homesick and destitute, are three
negroes of Arkansas, who have just
returned from Liberia, whither they
went as colonists some months ago.
Of nearly a hundred companions in the
expedition, some are said to have died
of starvation, and others are eking out
a wretched existence in Africa Tbe
three men are Jefferson county farrrers
?Frank Sbelton has a wife and four
children there ; J R. Tucker has a
family ; and Ebenezer Russell, un
They say the International Migra
tion Society, of Birmingham, Ala.,
offered twenty-five acres of land to
every colonist, and used as endorse
ment, the name of Bishop Turner, of
Atlanta, Ga. The subscribers were
required to pay $41 in advance iostal
meots and their passage to Savannah.
In return they were to get their passage,
with food, aod the land on their arri
val. Tbe ship failed for Monrovia,
with ninety-seven colonists who were
in tbe care of tbe society secretary.
The men declare they were simply
dumped ashore and allowed to shift for
themselves. A score of their comrades
died of climate fever, and some, it was
reported, peri>hed of starvation. Work
could oot be secured and the flesh of
dead aoimals aud snakes was seized
upon with avidity for food, Shelton
and his two neighbors saw no hope for
tbem in the colony, and succeeded io
obtaining passage to Liverpool and
thence to Philadelphia. They expect
help from Arkansas which will enable
them to return to their homes.
Living Churcb, April 6.
Bishop Blyth of Jerusalem was
consecrated seven 3'ears ago. lie
has recently appealed for aid espe
cially in carrying on missions to the
Jews. He speaks of himself as "the
one Anglican bishop in Christ's com
mission to the Jews " Few persons
realize the extent of the Jewish im
migration to Palestine ol late years.
Fully 100,000 have entered the Holy
Land in the last twenty years, and as
the tendency in that direction is
constantly on th-' increase, it really
looks i! tin1 Hebrew race were m *
a l.i'.i way to re-occupy the kind 61
their lathers ,?i !;?t? :,ea: future, ine '
Bishop speaks hopeful i ? his work, !
and says thai the J 'wish nussi> ns a;o :
most cncouryo'in? t<5 hini Lie claims
the helpSof Churchmen ?*<?:? Christ's
service for the unprecedented open
ings in the land oi i I is own personal
mission, and in Egypt."
Big Insurance Frauds.
A Sensational Trial of Prominent
People at Morehead City, N. C
V/ilmixgton", July 31.?A special
to the Messenger from Morehead City,
N. C., says : The third day of the
sensational trial for conspiracy in life
insurace was devoted to proving the
physical and financial condition of
Charles Arthur, one of the alleged
victims. If the evidence of the
prosecution is not rebutted Arthur
is proved to have been a pauper and
almost a living skeleton. Fraud
is proved by the evidence as it
stands, but as yet there is no proof
W. L. Arendell was put on the
stand again this morning. He testi
fied that Charles Arthur was a walk
ing skeleton and the nearest to a
dead man he ever saw alive Tbe
Justice said this did not show con
spiracy and further evidence was
It is a matter of record that Arthur
was a pauper and received $2 a
month from the county fund, and
that he was an object of charity for
the citizens of Morehead City and
D>\ L. W. Perkins, the last man ar
rested, is mayor of Newport and ex
town constable of Moiehead City.
At the beginning of this season Per
kins was in charge of the police
department of the Atlantic Hotel.
Here and in Beaufort people are dis
cussing the sensational arrests, but
seem to withhold their opinions until
all the evidence has been brought out.
They say prominent citizens should
not be condemned as guilty of these
dark crimes unti! strong proof has
been offered The prosecution
claims to have this proof. The at
torneys for the defence say there has
been no evidence to prove conspi
racy and as yet no case has been
Morehead City, N. C , Aug. 1 ?
The trial of the sensational cases of con
spiracy to defraud insurance companies
was continued to-day The evidence
brought out was in line with that of
the day before, but much more explicit
and conclusive. Fraud was proved
conclusively in one case after aootber.
The following shows first the actual
ages, second, the age named in policy,
and, third, tbe real physical condition
of tbe parties named below, who were
all iosured for good amounts:
Hattie A. Davis. 70, 45, infirm.
Sarah M. Gabriel, very old, 47. iu
Sheppard Davis, 70, 56, infirm.
Emma J. Casy, 70, 56, infirm,
i Melissa Guthrie, 70, OU, infirm.
John Boyd, physical wreck.
Wm. J. Rice, said to be good risk,
Mary A Longhurst, G5, 55, poor
! William H. Jones, good risk, cou
j Sarah A Lewis, over 60, 49.
Rosanoa Washington, 60, 35, laid up
Samuel Windsor, 85, 58, infirm
Thomas, Davis, ?, ?, consump
Florence Chadwick, very bad health.
The prosecution attempted to prove
that tbe money received on the bene
fit paid at the death of Wigfall was di
vided between four relatives of the
dead man aod that these four relatives
iosured a man in tbe last stages of con
sumption eleven days before bis death,
swearing that he was a good risk ;
that the io6uraoce agent in Bufort certi
fied that Wigfall was a "good risk."
Most of the day wi.s taken up by
wrangles between counsel as to the
admission of testimony. A large num
ber of letters, affidavits, applications
for insurance policies, etc., were admit
ted to-day aod several hundred witnesses
were examined orally. The court room
was filled with interested listeners.
Print Your Own Ticket
In response to an inquiry made of
him yesterday by Secretary Tompkins,
State Chairman Irby announced that
the State committee would not print
tickets for use in the general election
in tbe several counties with the names
of the several candidates nominated in
the recent primary upon them. He
says tbfit each county will have ro
attend to this matter itself; that each
eounty committee must provide the
i^m~ ? ti-*.
Blair? ?.en aod pencil ??ii>'?f?. stationery ct
h? kuni?, mk, pen?, pencils, blank books,
typewriter suppl?*?, - ., : il. <?. O?teeo
?Go'3., Liberty Strfet, nex? to Watchman
and Scu?m cf?iV.
Highest cf ail in Leavening Pot
Two Plain Questions.
Tests That Should be Applied to
Candidates to the Convention.
The primary election held tbe other
day was not a Democratic primary. It
was called without the authority of
party law, it was throwD open to ail
white voters regardless of party. Its
results caonot bind any Democrat.
It was not a white man's primary
because two-thirds of the white men
of the State, of both factions, did not
vote in it or have anything to do with
it. In Greenville county if 20? Con
servatives voted 1,600 Reformers did
not vote. A ticket of delegates com
posed of good, strong, safe men repre
senting all parts of the county, all the
interests in it and the people, could
j beat tbe ticket nominated here Tuesday
if only Reformers were allowed to vote
and not a Conservative or a Republican
went to the polls at the g?nerai elec
tion. Fifteen hundred Reformers who
; voted may feel bound to support the
present ticket. Sixteen hundred of
,; them who did not vote are free to choose
for themselves. We suppose it is the
same way in otber counties.
The so-called primary doe6 not lind
white men or Democrats and was net a
I vote of tbe people. It was a trick,
I trap, of tbe machinery with which a
! few pclitieians hope to make this State
I their own personal property to be left
and handed down to their political heire
i as the throne, crown, and sceptre of
It is now time for the people to make a
last effort to escape. The machine
which was to make the new Constitu
tion has worked well so far. Tbe next
I movement of it will be the establish
j ment of a caucus in the convention by
which fifty men, controlled by half a
dozen, will rule the entire body acd
govern all its action. We have all
seen that thing done before in the
Legislatures. We have seen honest, well
meaniog, trued-hearted men who in
tended to be independent, coaxed or
driven into caucus aod there tied acd
gagged and forced by tbe plea of party
law and personal honor to yield their
opinions aud go against their conscien
The people may yet beat the machine
aod defeat the purposes of the Ring.
Let every man who has been nom
inated be asked these two questions :
"Will you refuse to go ioto or be
bound by any caucus of any faction or
"Will you vote your confidence in
the people of South Carolina by
promising to do all you can to have the
new Constitution submitted to the peo
When a man answers "nov to both
of these let some man who will answer
"yes7' be put up against htm and voted
for in the general election.
Those are two issues to make.
They are issues oo which Reformers
aod Conservatives can vote acd work:
if those two questions are pressed
nd if care is taken that nobody shall
ago to the convention without a hard
fight who fails to answer them, the peo
ple will beat tbe bosses and we will have
a free convention and a Constitution
built in daylight by free men, fit for a:
The questioDS should be asked, the
issues should be made clearly and sharp
ly everywhere :
"Caucus rule or no caucus V
"Shall tbe people be allowed to vete
on their own Constitution, to give their
judgment on tbe laws made to rule
These are the issues to vote on re
gardless of factious and primarie)? acd
I parties. Oo these issues tbe people
! should be summoned to decide.
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