Newspaper Page Text
Tillman's Scheme for Its
Washington. July 20-By the decisive
vote of 4 to 2, after a two hours' bear
lng to day, the committee on mies re?
fused to report a rote for the considera*
tton of the Tillman liquor bill at this
session. The information yesterday
suggested a different result and the ac?
tion to-day was a disappointment to
Senator Tillman. The arguments io
support of the application for the rule
-were presented by Senator Tillman and
Representative Lat i m er. It was not
* disguised thas tba obj oct of the bill
v was to circumvent the Simontoo decis?
ion and perpetuate the existing dispen
pensary syst o m io the State Repr??
sentative Latimer, however, disclaimed
aay purpose of that sort and argued
that the general principle of the bill
was sound, io giving to every State the
exclusive control of the liquor traffic.
If the proposed legislation mear t the
perpetuation of the dispensary eystem
oe would cot, Be said, support the bill
Io opposition. Representative Elliot:
assailed the dispensary law, exposed its
abuses, asserted that it was a disgrace
to the State and charged that it was
shamefully perverted and prostituted
io the interest of certain poiiticaos in
Latimer resented this criticism as an
imputation on the Reform party aod
on him personally, and retorted that if
half he had heard* about Col. Elliott's
contest for a seat io congress were true
he was in np position to disparage other
Col. Elliott indignantly denounced
Latimer's statement as an unwarranted
and unmanly reflection. This was the
Mr. J. P. Kennedy Bryan, a promi?
nent Charleston lawyer, consulted the
argument in opposition to the rule. It
was incisive, convincing and onana wer
abie, and left the Tillman bill without a
solitary virtue to commend it to public
The disputants had hardly cleared
the speaker's room when, on Bailey's
motion to report the mle, the vote was
taken with the result indicated Bai?
ley and McMiliic voted in the affirma?
Representatives Wilson and Strait
were present bat took no part in the
discussion. Senator Tillman shows
keen disappointment and seemed to be
at the end of his wits as to the next
Congressman Wilson io discussing
this evening the dispensary situation
with your correspondent, made the fol?
lowing very important statement : The
two laxest decisions of Judge Simon ton
baye gi veo thc death blow to the dis?
pensary. It will be entirely powerless,
be says, to cope with liquor establish?
ments which pay no license and which
have practically unlimited powers of
sale. They will, bey OD d question,
undersell the dispensary, which can
only operate at a very heavy expense,
as shown by its history.
Thc Slate board of control, he sug?
gests, should exhaust tho stock on
band by the next meeting of rho gen .
eral assembly and reduce expenses so
aa to entail as little loss as possible.
The next legislature, he thicks, will
have to either enact total prohibition or
a high license system with the restric?
tions prescribed in -he Constitution.
If the latter is adopted, the State will
realise more revenue than it has recent?
ly done ander the enfeebled and beset
condition of the dispensary. The dis?
cord and divisions which have been
existing amongst the people because of
? its administration aod enforcement will
disappear aod perhaps a satisfactory
and acceptable solution $>f the liquor
question io the State will have been
finally reached x
He stated that he was satiefi d that
congress is cot going to interfere,
and to his mind the only logical result
of the situation is as above stated -
Beneath Notice of Gentlemen.
Committee of State Board of Health
Sent to denison Indifferent to
The committee of the State board of
heu':b. which was sent to Clemson, beg
to pub ?cly acknowledge their siocere
apprecatifO of 'he numerous ex?
pressions of approval and con?
fidence which they have receiv
ed from various sections of the Statc
t It is to be regretted, however, that the
pleasure they feel is incomplete, since
it is moved by the con
sciousneas that this general endorse?
ment of the committee implies disap?
pointment of others.
That there has been some adverse
criticism of them they are folly aware,
but eave that of tbe trustees there have \
beeo none that gentlemen could notice.
It is unfortunate that some men
eager for notoriety become scurrilous
and mendacious, forgetting how utterly
they fail to excite either anger or con?
tempt, and that they are regarded
everywhere by men of oharaoter and
sensibility as objects of profound pity.
While, the committee reaffirm the
correctness of every statement made ia
their report, they rest content in hav?
ing proved conclusively that typhoid
fever was epidemic at Clemson ; that
the media of infection were poisoned milk
and water, and that the prime cause
was soil poll ai ion.
CHAS. M. TABER, M. D.,
Chairman Committee S. B. H.
Fort Motte, S. C , Joly 21 1897.
ANOTHER HARD LICK.
It Was Dealt by Judge Si
From The State, July 23.
At last it looks as if the very es
sence of the dispensary-original
package issue is to be gotten square?
ly before the United States court.
Mr. P. H. Nelson, who is in charge
of the Meetze case, has made anoth?
er move in that case which brings
the question of the right to sell by
the bottle in original package stores
by men acting as agents of manufac?
turers outside the State down to that
point where a decision will be se?
cured. Mr. Nelson announces his
purpose then, if he wins this fight, to
have the court decide whether such
an ?gent cannot bring, liquor in by
the barrel, bottle it and ret?il it ex?
actly in the manner that the dispen?
saries do it Mr. Nelson says that
this is the real issue in the situation ;
it is but wasting time to have the
court pass ou cases where such and
such devices are used to make pack?
ages constitute original packages
In order to get the matter up for an
absolute test. Mr. Meetze has sold
liquor by the bottle. Jctdge Simon
ton has already intimated very plain?
ly that such agents had all the rights
that the dispensary could exercise.
If this position be) sustained, '?.hen
Mr. Meetze cr any other such dealer
can proceed to bring in liquor
in large quantities and bottle
it to suit themselves so long as they
comply with Hie regulations of the
Yesterday quite a little sensation
was caused when it became known
that Judge Simonton had issued a
further order of injunction in the
Meetze case which is more sweeping
in its character than any heretofore
issued in any case, an order prevet
ing any one whatever from interfer
iag with with- Mr Meetze in the
operation of his original package
store until the case has been dis
On Wednesday morning Mr. Nel?
son heard that Attorney General Bar?
ber had advised the governor that be
could have bis constables re-arrest
Mr Meetze and seize his liquors
He made inquiries and found that this
was true, he proceeded to prepare a
further restraining order, which be
sent to Judge Simonton for his sig?
About noon yesterday Mr. Nelson
received the following telegram from
Judge Simonton :
V FLAT ROCK, N C , July 22
P. H. Nelson, Esq , Columbia, S. C. :
Orders signed and mailed Can
hear cases on 27 th
C. H SIXOXTON.
Great Flood in Ohio.
Youngstown, Ohio, July 22-At 7
o'clock to night a terrific cloudburst
struck this town, flooding the entire
valley and causing great damage to
property, both in the city and along
the railway lines Many people are
supposed to be drowned The entire
country east and west for 20 miles
was flooded and the damage will be
enormous, the railroad being the
heaviest losers The Erie railroad
west of Warren, 14 miles and north
of Sharon for the same distance, was
entirely flooded and orders were is
sued to discontinue all trains. Manv
residences here were flooded and the
occupants were taken away by the
police and fire departments. The
Mahonings Valley electric Hues were
flooded and all the bridges washed
away. The Catholic church at Niles
was st:uck by lightning and nearly
destroyed by7 fire, while business
bonses and manufacturing concerns
Quinine and other fe*
ver medicines take from 5
to IO days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
Furman Wi thout a President.
Yestrday the full board of trustees
of Furman university met in this city
in the Frist Baptist church. They
met about 5 o'clock, and after takiog a
rece38 for one bcur for supper,
reassembled and were in session contin?
uously until after midnight The
beard has, however, failed .to elect a
president to succeed Dr. Manly. It is
understood that a ballot wa* taken
about 10 cr ll o'clock, but there being
mucb opposition to making the election
ar the presen, time that after a tull dis
cu-wion rbis action was reecioded.
Fiually, about midnight, a resolution
was adopted leaving the mat?
ter opeo until the next Slate
Baptist. convention, which will
meet io Rock Hill in December.
Prof Judson was requested to act in
the capacity of president of the univer?
sity until the electiou can be held.-The
CHILL & FEVER
He Wants the Proof.
Ellerbe Makes the Demand
That He Was Dared to
The Charleston metropolitan police
matter, which has been resting easy
for quite a while, will doubtless be
reopened in the next few days and
all the facts in connection with the
failure of Governor Elleibe to re?
move the system thoroughly aired on
A few days ago Mr. Mayfield
made the statement on the stump
that Governor Ellerbe had been
guilty of double dealing in the matter
and if he dared to ask it he could
produce the absolute proof of it.
The governor was asked about it the
following day, but he was disposed
to ignore the matter altogether. In
the meantime he talked th ^natter
over with some of his ^??as and
decided to give y? press
a statement. This be Npfa, and the
statement reads as follows :
"I would like to have the proof of
any double dealing on my part in
reference to the metropolitan police,
cr any other public matter. I have
written no private letters on the sub?
ject and any one having a letter from
me bearing upon it is at liberty to
publish it ana is requested to do so
1 told a number of people I would
not remove the metropolitan police
from Charleston unies the mayor and
all the aldermen pledged themselves
to enforce the dispensary law.
"I received several letters from
friends saying that I had told people
inquiring if the metropolitan police
would be removed that I would not
remove it without a unanimous
pledge from the mayor and council of
Charleston to enforce the law in that
city and asking if 1 had been correct?
ly quoted I replied in each case
that my position had been correctly
stabed and that I would not remove
the metropolitan police unless the
mayor and every alderman signed
the pledge I required After Mayor
Smyth's conference with me in Co?
lumbia I felt certain that the unani?
mous signature I required would be
given I heard that Comptroller
General Norton, a member of tl^e
State board of police commissioners,
was sick and was going home, so,
after, Smyth left, I went to Mr Nor?
ton's and asked for authority from
him to sign his name to an order re?
moving the metropolitan police pro?
vided the mayor and alderman all
signed the pledge which Mayor
Smyth carried back to Charleston
"I have never had a conversation
on the subject with anybody bnt
what he is at perfect liberty to
It is expected that Mr. Mayfield
wil produce the proof at to-day's
campaign meeting and no donbt an
exh.tuse airing of the metropolitan
police business. The general public
will watch the developments in the
matter with very great interest.
Lynched in Laurens.
The Supposed Pate of a
Negro Fiend Near Gold
Special to The State.
Newberry, Jaly, Jnly 23.-News
was brought bere Dy passengers on the
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens train
this afternoon that irdrcates a lynching.
Henry Gray, a coal black negro, afflict?
ed with a loathsome disease, committed
an assault Wednesday on a little three
year-old girl, the daughter of a most
respectable family at Ora, Laurens
The negro had been carried to Lau
ens court yesterday for speedy trial,
but the grand jury being discharged
Solicitor Sease took an order from Judge
Buchanan for bis commitment to the
penitentiary for safe keeping. A c D
stable carried bim to Gold vii le to await
the afternoon train to-day for Columbia.
Five determined men g(t aboard at
Laurens. Solicitord Sease and Col? 0.
L. Schumpert were also aboard nod
sortieing their purpose endeavored to
dissuade them from violating the law.
Solicitor Sease asked Coodootor Fowler
to pass Goldville without stopping, but
the conductor was compelled to meet
and pass a freight train there. The
party jumped off quickly at Goldville
and started for the prisoner standing
beside the constable The negro ran
about 300 yards while the party fired
five shots at bim before he was caught.
The party carried the negro toward Clin?
ton to lynch him wheo the train left
CHILL & FEVER
Bennettsville. July 23.- A negro
supposed to be Chris Harris has been
arrested and lodged in jail here. He
says his name ie David Cherry. The
sheriff of Anderson is expected to
night to identify him.
Laurens, July 23 -Will Frank was
convicted of the murder of Mason
Clark and sentenced to life imprison?
Hog Cholera And Its
What Dr. Wyman Says of
The following letter upoD hog chol?
era, will be of special ioterest to hog
CLEMSON COLLEGE July 9, 1897.
Editor Wateree Messenger :-Kind?
ly ?ive publicity to the following :
In compliance whh tbe request of
the farmers about Camden, I was in?
structed by the authorities of Clemson
College to proceed to Camden and in
vestigatc an outbreak of supposed bog
cholera. After quite an exhaustive
search I found" a serious outbreak of
bog colera. For the benefit of those
engaged in this important branch of
stock raising, viz : bog breeding, a
short resume of the nature of tbe dis?
ease, its prevention and core may not
Hog cholera is a disease which, to a
certain extent, resembles typhoid fever
in man. Hog cholera is produced by a
germ, a little plant so small that it oan
only be detected with a powerful micro?
scope This germ enters tbe animal
with food and drink. We will sup
j pose, for instance, that an outbreak of
cholera was met with on a farm situat?
ed along a stream. The manure of the
diseased bogs and the bodies of those
dead with cholera will eventually reach
that stream and thus pollute it. Now
hogs, drinking water out of that stream
below tbs original place of infection,
are exposed to the germs as the water
of that stream contains many of them,
these germs coming from the manure j
and dead bodies At the same time,
dogs, running about che country, carry
i the germs on their feet; birds, especia!
! ly thc br jard, convey the germs of
'cbc' Ta place to place; people,
j walki_M .om an infected place to one
j as yet free from the disease producing
! germs, may also distribute tbe germs
causing bog cholera ; besides these as
one will see a great manv otb - agents
may be directly or indirectly concerned
in carrying thc bog cholera germs from
place to place. The systems of hog
cholera are not sufficiently marked to
pronounce tbe_case immediately as one
of hog cholera. The animal? usually re
fuse food, but may feed up to a few mo
meets before death sets io. As a rule
there is an intense diarrhoea, rapid em?
aciation, slight cough, occasionally
sore? appear on various parts of tbe
body, the animals lie about quietly re?
fusing to get up. It is sate to state
that youD^ pigs are more frequently af?
fected than older ones. Since it is
very important to know whether bog
cholera is present or not, a pose mortem
examination of several animals ought
to be made. In one form of cholera,
know as the acute type, usually seen at
tbe outest of an outbreak, one finds OB
opening of the body an enlarged and
soft spleen, tbe stomach when cut open
shows a deep red color, tbe small in
festines when split open lengthwise
shows little red spots all along, and
tbey may be so close together io the
large intestines as to give tbe whole
muceus menbrane a dark red appear?
ance. In the other from of this dis
ease, known as the ohronic type, very
cbaracteric changes can be observed,
especially io the large intestines.
Here one finds uloers either isolated
or massed.together, these ulcers being
covered with a blackish or yellowish
subaru ce Tbe first form of bog
cholera, that is the acute type, is apt
to be overlooked ; but the second one,
namely: chronic cholera,, so named
oo account of the prolonged
and somewhat mild. course it
takes, can readily be diag?
nosed by a careful post mortem ' exam?
ination, finding tho ulcers just men?
As yet no curative agent is koown,
the many advertised "sure" are to the
cootary. Of course the vital point is
to prevent the disease and, if possible,
prevent its tutber spread after once
io a herd. The Bureau of Animal
Industry recommends the following
measures : "Buy oo pigs from any
place until ooe year after tbe last case
of cholera on that place. Bo not
let pigs drink out of a steam on the
upper part of which cholera is
found. Persons, implements, dogs,
etc.. from an infected place onght not
to be "allowed to enter one uotil free
from cholera If cholera shows itself
on a farm the dead animals must be
buried deeply or, better yet, burned.
All the healthy ones are to be moved
to uninfected grounds or pens and care
fully watched, and any sick ones are to
be rcmovod from among them imme?
diately. At the same time yards,
troughs, etc, are to be disinfected
thoroughly, best whitewashing all
fenoes, buildings/' etc.
In conclusion I wish to say that tbe
following formula is recommended by
the best authority in this country, viz:
the Bureau of Animal Industry, Wash?
ington, D. C. The dose is a large
tablespoonful once daily for each 200
pound weight of bogs to be treated.
Wood charcoal, 1 pound.
Sulphur, 1 pound.
Sodium chloride, 2 pounds.
Sodium bicarbonate, 2 pounds.
Sodium hypcsulphite, "2 pounds.
Sodium Sulphate. 1 pound.
Antimony sulphide, 1 pound, mix.
W. E A WYMAN. V. S ,
Clemson College, S. C.
Base Bails, Bala and supplies at H. G
O?tcen k Co's.
An Adverse Report
On Tillman's Sugar Trust In
WASHINGTON. July 22.-Senator
Jones of Nerada, chairman of the com?
mittee on contingent expenses, to-day
submitted to the senate the report of
that committee on the resolution intro?
duced by Senator Tillmau for an inves?
tigation of the charges of speculating
in sugar stocks, etc. The report takes
a strong position against ordering the
investigation, and is a very exhaustive
review of the procedure cf the senate
io the past io such matters.
The report takes the posici?n that
aside from the Dames of the newspaper
meo themselves only the name of Sen?
ator Smith of New Jersey is mention?
ed in the newspapers making the
charges oo which the resolution was
based The position is taken that the
newspaper men do not count "inasmuch
as those gentlemen do not profess to
write from koowledge and usually if
not always, decline to disclose the
?ources of their information."
With reference to Senator Smith,
the report says :
..Here is a oewspaper charge made
against a senator of the United States
without any averment of personal
knowledge on the part of the writer,
and without the slightest particle of
evidence to sustain it-not even as
much as would warrant a justice of the
peace in summonniog witDesses to de
hermine the truth of a complaint by
3De citizen against another with refer?
ence to the most trifling incident of
every d*y life. It is the bold and
aaked assertion of a mao who does oot
profess or preteod to have any knowl
?dge whatever of the alleged fact of
which he writes. Oo the other hand,
we have a definite, explicit and abso?
lute denial of the charge from the sen?
ator affected-a denial publicly made
from his place in the senate, upoo the
respcosibiiit? of his position, as a sena
tor of the United States
As to the clause of the resolution
which charges that "brokers in New
York knew in advance as to what the
finance committtee would report as to
the sugar schedule." the committee say
they can find in the newspaper clip?
pings presented in support ol:' the pro?
posed inquiry, "nothing but indefinite
allusions, insinuations, guesses arrd in?
ferences drawn by correspondeDtn from
hearsay etatemeats and the hearsay
sometimes several degrees removed.
Many of their expressions indicate the
flimsiness of the foundation upon whicb
they have erected this structure of
The attack of one of the correspond?
ents is characterized as "a deliberate,
unfair and envenomed determination to.
if possible, bring upon the sub-commit?
tee of the finance committee, the con?
tempt of the country.11
- ?mam i i -
in One Day.
Glenn Springs Water will core all stomach
troubles aod liver complaints You cac pet
it through W. R. Delgar.
Writing paper 15 ceots a pound at B. G.
Osteen & Co's
The State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF SUMTER.
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Susan S. Tindal, Individually and as
Administratrix of the Estate of
Mary E Tindall, Deceived, Plain?
tiff, against John L. Nt al. Charles
M. Neal, S. Lula McKnight, Charles
L Cuttino, Thomas P Cuttino,
David W. Cuttino a d S James
SUMMONS FOE BELIE?.
(Complaint not Serve i )
To the Defendants above-named :
You nre herr by Summoned and required to
?iDSwer the complaint in ibis >ct'oo, which
bas been this day filed in the office of the
Clerk of ?be Court of Common Pleas for tbe
said County, ar:d to serve a ropy of your
answefeio the said complaint on the subscrib?
ers at their office in the City of Sumter in
said Couoty aod State within twenty dajs
after the service hereof, exclusive of tbe day
of such service ; ard ir you fail to aoswer
the complaint within the time aforesaid, the ?
plaintiff in this sciion will apply to the
Court for the relief demanded io the com?
Dated July 13th, A. D. 1897.
E A YN'S WORTH ?fe HAYNSWURTH,
July 14-6t. Plaintiffs Attorneys
Sumter, S. C.
The thirtieth collegiate year
begins September ninth, 1897. |
MKS. L. A. BROWN,
Miss E. E. COOPER,
Suffered Mos! io Spring
Cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla the
Gnat opring Medicine
Scrofule L:C Sore Les fer 25 Years.
All spring Humors, sores, erup?
tion.?:, boils, pimples, etc., are cured
by HOSMTS Sarsaparilla, the " king of
medicines." Read these letters:
? C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
" Dear Sirs :-After suffering from a sore
leg for 25 years, four bottles
Letter of Hood's Sarsaparilla have
made- a complete cure. My
No.* 1. leS woula" inflame as soon as
dog days would come and
continue to be sore until spring. Then
the sores would heal a little and break out
again. I tried doctors and every remedy
I could hear of, but all failed. I then
heard of Hood's Sarsaparilla and bought
one bottle, and it helped me so much that
I kept on until I took four bottles; am
cured, in good health and weigh 160 lbs."
MES. M. J. HARTLEY, Lovett, Georgia.
No Sore, No Erysipelas.
" C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
u Dear Sirs : - I want to say once more,
Hood's Sarsaparilla is all you
Letter claim for it. I haven't had
v. any sore oi erysipelas since
No. 2. * use<* H?od:s Sarsaparilla
several yeais ago and was
cured by it. I trust many may be benefited
by Hood's Sarsaparilla as I have beezi. I
recommend it highly asa blood medicine."
MES. M. J. HARTLEY, Lovett, Ga.
Hood's ? parilla
Is sold by all druggists. Price $gt six for $5.
JJ ,j cure Liver Ills; easy to
OOOCH S PliiS take, easy to operate. 25c
BEAUTY HATH CHARMS
and all the charms which bea ci?
ty likes best to don are shown
in our grand display of fash?
ionable jewelry for this season.
Jewels like these would en?
hance the charms of the most
fascinating belle, and surely no
fair one would despise .such
brilliant aids to her beauty.
Like personal loveliness, they
conquer admiration on sight ;
they score new victories at ev?
ery inspection. Those who
look ov r our stock do not
willingly stop with examina?
tion. Beauty may now be
made ea*??iy irresistible by a
few judicious purchases from
our display of up to date jew?
Lu W. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician,
SIGN DP TEE BIG WATCH,
D. J. JONES, Poprietor.
Rates #2.00 Per Day,
SPECIAL TERMS TO FAMILIES
Two Minutes Valfc From Central
Estate of Miss Marj S. Broun,
IWILL APPLY to the Judge of Probate
of Sumter County on August 7tb, 1897,
tor a final discharge a3 Administrator of
F. M. DWIGHT,
july 7-4t. Administrator.
fl?nant Lo Wo-64 A. F. I.
THE REGULAR MONTHLY COMMU?
NICATION of Claremont Lodge, No.
44, A. F. M.. will be held on Thursday
Evening, August 12th, at 1\ p. m. Brethren
will take doe notice and govern themselves
SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE.
COLUMBIA, S C. .
Session begins September 23:h. Classical,
Literary, Scientific, Normal and Law Courses,
with Diplomas Special courses, with Cer?
tificates Bonrd SS a month. Total nece?>
snry expenses for tb*? jear (exclusive of
travelling, clothing, and books}, 'Vcr S113
to $153. Woram ariroiti*-d to nil CUSSES
For further information, address 'he Presi?
dent, F. C. WOODWARD- '