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OngiDat Package Defined.
? A Decretal Order and an In?
Greenville, Aag. 10.-There no
longer seems to be the shadow of a
doublt as to what Judge Simonton
meant by bis construction of the mean
rog of the term *'original package."
\' He issced a decretal a decretal order in
: the cass of Gackenhimer& Sons, which
settles the is9ae as to whether his de
finition included packages shipped io car?
il ?oad lots. The facts were in this case
that the shippers delivered the bottles
/ to the railroad company-each marked
^ Vbat ?ct wrapped-and they were pack
??j ed in the car io sawdust by the railroad
company and delivered to the agent io
Irioreoce. When the opinion was filed
there at once arose considerable doubt
as to whether Judge Si mon ton's defini?
tion covered such a shipment. Yester?
day the attorneys io the case appeared
before Judge Simon ten in Greenville
and he issued the followiog order,
which shows very clearly all that be
ioteoded to convey to his definition of
the term :
. ' United States of America. District of
Sooth Carolina, Io the Circuit
Court. Ie Equity. Fourth Circuit.
' S. Guckeoheimer, A. S. Goekeoheimer
and M. S. Goekeoheimer, ^co-part?
ners trading as S. Goekeoheimer &
Sons, complaints, against W. W.
Sellers, F. M. Decretal Order.
This cause came on to be beard oo
tho bil!, the role to show caose and the
retara thereto. Hearing the same,
and the argument of the counsel there
on. aod after doe consideration thereof,
and it having been alleged in the bill,
aod sh own at the bearing by affidavit
that each of the bottles of liquor mention?
ed io the papers was shipped and deliver?
ed to the common carrier, singly, sealed
aod marked, or io prrkages
of two oror more bottles secore
!y fastened together and marked, .
aod transported in a oar of the carrier
and under control bf the carriers, and
offered for sale in the State of Sooth
Carolina io the same form aod coBdi
tioo in which it was shipped, aod so each
bottle or package of two or more bot?
tles as aforesaid was aod is ao original
package with in scope aod meaning of
the opinion filed io this ease dated Aug.
6tb, 1897 -
lt is ordered, adjudged aod decreed.
That a temporary injunction do issue
as prayed for in the bill, to remain io
fol! force and effect, until the final bear?
ing of this caose and the farther order
of the coart.
Charles H. Sim on roo,
August 10th, 1897..
Fire in Marion.
Marion, August 10.-The two
frame ?totes, located on the west side
of Main street in this place, owned
by Mr. H. C. Graham, and oc
copied by Mr. E B. Wheeler and
Mr. Douglass McIntyre, were bumed
this morning. The fire was discov?
ered about 4 o'clock barning in the
rea?' part of Mr. Wheeler's store
The flames soon spread to a ware
boase occupied by Mr. Mcintyre,
from there to Mr McIntyre's store.
Another small ware house was also
burned Mr. Wheeler's loss is about
?3,500, with oniy $1,500 insurance.
Mr. Mclntrye saved all his stock, but
much of it is damaged, of course.
His loss, however, is fully covered
by insurance Mr. Graham's loss on
buildings is about ?3,000, with $2,000
Yorkville, Aug. ll.-io an alterca- j
?ion at a colored Baptist church at this j
place- Henry Jones, alias Henry Fry,
shot and fatally wounded Andy Darby, j
Both the parties are colored. The ?
shooting occured about ll o'clock last
nigh; and Darby lived until 1 :30 tlfis I
morning. The fuss originated over a |
white woman of bad character. Fry j
escaped and as yet nothing bas been j
heard of him. The ball entered the j
bowels. Dr Walker did all be coaid ?
to ss.ve the negro.
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Cinco Cigars are made by a firm with 47
years' experience aod a reputation for first
class goods only. Sold io Sumter exclusive ?
ly by H. 6. Cateen * Co. j
THE GREENVILLE REUN?
A General Order Issued-*All
Below is given a copy of a general
order which has just been issued by
Gen. Walker in regard to the coming
annual reunion of the Confederate
veterans in Greenville It will be of
special interest to the veterans all
over the State :
General Orders No. 31. '
1. The warm-hearted and hospitable
people of Greenville are making
every arrangement for the comfort
and entertainment of the veterans of
the division, and for the success of
their an Dual reunion, Aug 25, 1897.
IL Camps are earnestly urged to
send as large delegations as. possible
The low rate of fare, one cent per
mile for che round trip, will enable
thousands from all parts of the State
to attend this, which bide fair to be
the grandest reunion of old Confeder?
ates over held in this State
III. The convention will convene
promptly at 10 a m. Aug. 25 at the
hall in Beattie's building, corner of
Main and Washington streets.
IV. The headquarters of the divi
sion will be in the same building. AI!
veterans are requested to register
there before the meeting of the con?
vention, and secure their badges
entitling them to seats and other
privilige8 of the reunion
V. Committees of the home camps
will meet veterans on the in-coming
trains as well as at the depot, and
give all information and assistance
io securing lodgings, etc Camps
will please advise Gov. W. L Maul *
din. chairman, of the number and
names of delegates, in order that
they may be assigned quarters on
their arrival. It will greatly facilitate
the work of the local committee aud
the comfort of the delegates, if this
is attended to.
Vi . Sponsors of the various camps
authorized jn general order No. 29
will please report on arrival to Col
James A. Hoyt. Each camp is
earnestly urged to have a spenser.
Camps will please carry their camp
flags or banners, as they may be
needed by the sponsors.
VII. Duriug the reunion, at a time
to be fixed hereafter there will be a
reunion of the old South Carolina
commands of the Confederate army
by brigades bringing together com?
rades from the various commands
VIII. It is hoped that all counties
having three or more camps not yet
organized into regiments, will do so,
and report to these headquarters be?
fore the reunion. The major general
commanding urges this formation of
regiments, and of many neighborhood
camps, as the surest way ol bringing
all of the veterans of the division
into camps and of keeping up their
interest in our worthy organization,
and its laudable objects.
IX. Camps in arrears fer their dues
to the division for the years 1395-96
and 1896 97, either or both, will
please send their delegations pre?
pared to pay their dues of 5 cents
per annum per comrade.
By command of Major General C.
JAMES G. HOLMES,
Adjutant General, Chief of Staff
Can This be True?
Among the interesting political
stories which have reached The State
office is one concerning an incident said
to have occurred at Anderson last week.
It is stated tbat Candidate Mayfield
went up to Mr. J. Belton Watson
and said : "Mr. Wat900, we would
like for you to intered yourself io our
behalf in Anderson county in this
fight. If you do we will give you
our influence for the office of secretary
of state on the nest State ticket."
Mr. Watson ie reported to have told
Mr. Mayfield that his friends wished
him.to ran for railroad commissioner,
to which Mr Mayfield replied that this \
place had been promised Mr. Crum.
Then, tbe story goes, Mr. Watson ask- I
ed whoso help be could expect io case
he consented aud was told that refer?
ence wa-i made to that of the Mayfield
brothers, Evans and Irby.
Who will be the firsc to deny this
story ?-The State.
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Stay of Execution Granted in
the Agricultural Hall
There will be no further attempt on j
the part of bis attorneys now tu get ?
possession of the agricultural hali prop- I
erty at least until the hearing of thc
appeal in November before the United
Staten court of appeals and the firjal de
termination of that appeai. Yesterdav
Attorney General Barber wired the as- i
s?8taot attorney general that the super
cedeas hud been granted and the exe?
The hearing on the State's motion !
for a stay of execution took place io
G reen vii e on Tuesday afternoon.
Judge Simonton probably announced bis
action yesterday moraing.-The State.
ls To Lynchings, j
Second Delegation of Negroes j
Waits on Governor.
From Tb* State.
Columbia Aug ll.-Yesterday
Governor Ellerbe was waited upon by
another committee of negroes rep?
resenting the Florence district confer?
ence of the A. M E church in re?
gard to the matter of lynchings The
committee was composed of those
whose names are.signed to the paper
below. Governor Ellerbe accorded
them a patient hearing. He told
them that he was glad to see that
they were not for condoning the
crimes which caused lynchings. He
thought that they should earnestly
preach agaiust such crimes. He ex?
pressed bis well known views in re?
gard to the matter of lynchings, say?
ing thai he did not think it was ever
The members of the committee as?
sured bim that they would do all iu
their power to prevent the commis
sion of such crimes, both through the
influence of the pulpit and otherwise.
They presented to him the follow?
ing paper : '
Your committee on lynching
and general lawlessness beg leave to
report ihat they view with serious
apprehension the growing disregard
of law and order which is so painfully
manifest throughout thc length and
breadth of our country. In the north
east, south and west the orderly in?
vestigation and punishment of crime
by our time honored courts are too
often disgraced by heated, excited
and prejudiced judgment and the
cruel and inhuman taking of life by
lawless and Godless mods.
Your committee wish to submit
that they are surprised at the failure
on the part of the past administration
to bring to justice the perpetrators of
these crimes of infamy upon a poor
and helpless people We are also
surprised at the repeated announce
ments made to the public through the
press that the best people engage in
these lynchings. This condition of
affairs is fast becoming alarming in
the south, and unless something is
done speedily to re establish the ma?
jesty of law, decrease crime and stop
lynchings, an era of bloodshed, car?
nage aud devastation such as has
never been witoe^aed under the stars
and strips of the American republic
will be precipitated upon us. We
therefore recommend :
1. That the preachers of this dis?
trict conference be required and all
other colored preachers in the State
be requested to condemn from their
pulpits any and every violation of
law, whether it be insulting a white
child or lynching a negro ; that they
be urged to teach by both precept
and example a high moral standard
and obedience to law.
2. That we extend to his excel?
lency, Governor Ellerbe, our grateful
thanks for the efforts that he has
made and bas promised to make to
prevent lynching and punish lynchers
and other tawbreakers as the laws of
our State direct they shall be. That
we assure him, and through him the
white citizens of the State and na?
tion, that we have no sympathy for
those of our race who commit name?
less crimes' upoa the fair sex, and
will do ali within our power in bring
iug such to just punishment. But we
insist that they should be tried and
convicted by due process of law and
not made scape goats for the crimes
of other races, as is too often done
when mobs are allowed to convict
and punish 'without even a form of
3 That we appeal to the white
pulpit of the Mate to assist us in cre?
ating a strong public sentiment
against all forms of lawlessness, es
pecially that of mob violence, which
is becoming so common and threat
ening in our otherwise peaceful, pros
perous and beautiful country. Tb?t
we appreciate the strong and manly
fight made by the press of our State
against mob law, believing as we do
that more can be accomplished
through the efforts of the press and
the pulpit along this line than by any
*?. That a committe be appointed
by this conf?rence to present a copy
of this report to the governor with
8nci) additional explanation of our
position on the subject matter of this
paper a* they may think proper, and
that thc same committee be charged
with the duty of publishing the said
Respectfully and prayerfully sub
A. G. Townsend,
E. J. Sawyer,
E. M. Pinckney,
E. l>. Burroughs,
X. T. spencer,
C. R Brown.
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WHO IS LYING ?
It Is Between Strait and Mc
Laurin and McLaurin and
Mayfield, Watson and Crum-Hot
Meeting in Ches'er..
Chester, Aug ll -The campaign
meeting here to-day was quite lively,
as far as the senatorial candidates
were concerned. As for the audi?
ence, it did not seem to enthuse to
any extent, and it was only every
now and then that the hearers would
It was during Mr. Mayfield's
speech and the repeated charges that
Mr McLaurin was a Populist at he?rt
and that he had offered to issue a
Populist manifesto that Mr. Mayfield
said he would again repeat the
charge, now that Congressman Strait
Strait and McLaurin both jnmped
up at the same time and Strait said
to McLaurin to make his statement.
Mr. McLaurin said that in 1892
there were three or four parties favor?
ing the free coinage of silver, and
that it was his intention, with others,
to try and get all of these forces to?
gether ; that Tillman, Bryan and
other leaders attended conferences to
try and get the free silveritee, the
Populists, the silver Republicans and
silver Democrats together, and that
it was those forces be was trying to
get concentr. *ed at one of these con?
ferences, and an address was issued,
and he, Bryan and others signed it,
and that he got members of the South
Carolina delegation to sign it. At
one of these conferences to get all
the silver forces together he made a
speech and said that in South Caro?
lina everything was all right and
there was no need in his State for a
Populist party What he wanted
wasto8ecure the election of Bryan,
and in the last campaign the free sil?
ver Republicans, Populists and all
worked for Bryan. That was his
sole purpose in advising any combi?
nation of forces or of doing what he
did. As for South Carolina every?
thing the free silver people could
want was to be had in the Democrat?
ic organization and that was good
enough for him.
Dr. Strait said he had hoped not to
be drawn into the matter, but would
say that the address Mr McLaurin
spoke of had nothing to do with the
address spoken of to him and Tal?
bert. When they were seated to?
gether, Mr. McLaurin came up to
them and said : "Talbert, I want
you and Strait to go in with me in
the Populist party. The time is ripe,
the current is high and the sea is
Mr. McLaurin-Dr. Strait, you
certainly misunderstood the tenor of
what 1 said. It would be remarka?
ble, indeed, if I were to go up to you
and make such a bold statement in
such an offhand way.
Mr McLaurin went on to say *hat
he had always talked to Latimer, Tal?
bert and Strait along the lines of a
uuion of the south and west as indi?
cated. He said he had favored to
them an amalgamation of the silver
forces, but he never proposed a Pop?
ulist party or joining it. lie said
that Bowden had nursed him like a
woman when his wife was also sick,
and that while he was recuperating
he begged and plead with Bowden
and had him to confine his fight to
the national electors, although it was
Bowden's intention to run a State
ticket, and that it wa? only by hard
work that he had spared the State
such a fight as >.'orth Carolina had
experienced. Ile had Bowden amend
his platform and cut out the part
looking to a State fight.
Dr. Strait said that it occurred to
him as strange at the time that Mc?
Laurin should have made such a state?
ment to him in an offhand manner,
especially as he, too, was under the
charge of being a Populist and was
"blacklisted" for it.
Mr Mayfield then closed by saying
that if the other congressmen would
not prove the charge he had made, he
woukl withdraw from the race, and
if the other congressmen substanhat
ed what Dr. Strait , had said, then
McLaurin should withdraw from the
in the course of Toi Irby\s speech
he was talking about the charge of
McLaurin that the people repudiated
Evans for haying been "rammed
down their throats," and that Mc?
Laurin supported him with all this
Mr. McLaurin said he did not ;
that he voted for Duncan on the first j
ballot and for Earle on the serond bal?
Evans-You swore to me that von i
would vote for me, and said that you
During McLaurin's speech he ex?
plained that while he was in the
mountains he recei.ed a telegram
from Evans and another from Neal,
asking him to support Evans. He
expected to do eo, but when he beard
that Tillman was going to write a let
ter, he advised against it and wrot<
against it, and if the letter had no
come out he would have gone. t<
Marlboro and have worked in a quie
way for Evans.
After the letter he votec for Earle
. Then I have given you credit fo
what you did not do,'J said Evans
"After the letter, you promised t(
vote for me,'"
Mr. McLaurin said he did not.
Later, on, Col. Irby wanted a di
rect affirmative or negative answei
from Mr. McLaurin as to whether 01
not he was in favor of the dispensary
or whether he would support fire?
raw material in a Democratic admin?
istration, should one be had.
McLaurin refused to answer in i
raono8yleble, or, as he said,
to have the answer put in his mouth,
and so there was another tilt as tc
whether McLaurin should be permit
tedto answer in his own way or not,
and Col Irby refused to have an
answer unless it was yea or nay.
Mr Mayfield charged Col Neal
with the parentage of the quiry in
The State of to day about supporting
J. Belton Watson for certain ofiices.
He said that he did have a conversa
tion with Mr. Watson, but most posi?
tively denied that he offered Mr. Wat?
son the support of Evans, Irby or any
one else. He did tell him that he
would would not like to see him run
for railroad commissioner, because oj
his friend Crum, and that he had al?
ways looked upon Mr. Watson as his
and his brother's friend, and
he would wager that Mr. Watson
never stated what was credited to
him in the paper.
Mr. McLaurin said he did not know
who did the falling and 6hed the first
tears in the truce between Evans and
Irby said it was Evans who did the
McLaurin-I think Evans out to
have done it.
Col. Irby said, in talking of Evans*
nomination, that Tillman was sent to
muzzle him, but that he would not be
muzzled, and that he told Tillman
that one March convention was all
that eould be had, and there was no
use to try another for any one. As
for Tillman, now he said he seemed
to be giving all a fair foot race, and
be was satisfied, and as hi himself,
be had no political daddy, for he was
laid in the sun and hatched by an
Col. Irby repeated the charges that
McLaurin had said that Tillman
ought to be impeached during the
Darlington rebellion, and that the
Reform party had gone to hell.
McLaurin said he never said any
such thing ; that he had denierl it
before, and that there was no use to
repeat a thing he had often denied
and which he did hot believe was
printed as charged.
Governor Evans gave a little inside
history about his gubernatorial nomi?
nation. Neal, he said, weet to Edge
5eld as bis professed frieod and told
bim that the leaders were against him
ind he bad better not run for governor.
Evaos said he did cot care who tbe
leaders were for. be was going to ruo.
Tillman telegraphed for hi ci to como to
:be mansion and Tillman told him tbe
leaders were against aod be had better
aot run He told Tillman that be was
?oiog to run aod that the leaders could
sot stifle the people, and be went to
Washington to see tbe congressmen
ind explain matters to fbem, all tbe
while determined to make the race be
fore the people. He said that he first
'busted" the March convention, and
;hat the Colleton plan was not gotten
ip io bis interest.
Mr. McLaurin spoke first to-day and
&as lustily cheered when he started,
ind on concluding. He dealt with State
natters for some time and devoted
nucb time to deoounciog bossism and
said that the people bad repudiated it,
ind would do so again, and that Irby
jecd not boast of what be had done to
Dake certain offices. Ile never be
ieved the Reform movement depended
jpoQ any one man.
In his general discussion he said that
:heap clothes were due to the money
?ituation, and not to the Wilson bili,
[n closing he said that if he could not
;et office except by tryicg to blacken tbe
?haracter and the Democracy of others
ie did not wmt it. He ran and want
id election for hiaiself on his record
rle justified hi* vote for the Tillman
Satimer bil! as for State's rights, ana
aid he would do so again. He said be
dways opposed the Populist party at j
lome and nationally.
Mr. Mayfield in addition to his cen- !
.ra! l.ne to-day, charged that there wa*
i combination to thc interest of McLau
tu. and that it was made by the press
?encraliy. Tillman and the State ad?
ministration. He elaborated tbi? idea,
fhich will bo given lacer. He esre
ia?ly denounced The Record for what
t had done against him, and said that
t. was under the mooey control of
?eal, Ellerbe and McLaurin. His
peech was well rceeived.
Col. Irby started out with the propo
ition that he would prove the Republi
anism of McLaurin. The abbrevi- 1
ted /statement about what be said ,
boot the price of goods may have been <
? ! S
misleading, but what be be!d was that;
on account of the free raw material
schedule io the . Wilson bill clothes
were cheaper than they had been and
would be sooo again io years. As to
records, he said that he was getting
McLaarin's and thought be could show
up with him as to absenteeism. Mc?
laurin in going back on free raw ma?
terial, had gone back on the cardinal
principles of the party, which he bad
Governor Evans spoke last and to a
tired audience He said he never
went back cn his friends, and even his
enemy,. The News and Conner, said he
did not go back on bis friends and that
they knew what to expect of him,
which was not the case with McLau
rin, After going over bow he came to
ruo for governor, he said that had he
been willing to have gone back on
Judge Wallace he would have
been elected Attorney General
but he oever went back
on his friends, aod McLaurin was
elected for supporting Pope and he
(Evans) had gone on McLaurin's bond
for attorney general, and had, it ap?
peared, been repaid for his friendship.
AU about McLaurin not supporting
him was a revelation to him.
Mr. Evans stated that the new tariff
would raise the price of sugar from
two to five cents per pound. He said
that McLaurin was backing ".cd plead?
ing the baby act by cr' y combina?
tion. He went over mest of his tariff
and raw material argument, which was
very well received here, and he was
The meeting to-morrow will be held
Board of Helth Suggestions to
be Caned Out.
Gov. Ellerbe, who is both a friend as
well as a trustee of Clemson, in speak?
ing of the future of the institution
"The trustees of Clemson College are
determined to take every step to put
the Clemson College buildings in good
sanitary condition and to remove all
causes of the recent epidemic of
fever and to prevent a re?
currence. All the recommenda?
tions of the state board of health,
which made an inspection of Clemson
College after the fever, will be carried
"The trustees instructed me, as gov?
ernor, to request the state board of
health to ask Dr. Wymau? the surgeon
general of the marine hospital service,
to send an expert sanitary engineer
and bacteriologist to Clemson to examine
thc buildings and grounds with a view
to assisting in the work, of putting
them in a satisfactory taoitary condi?
tion and prevent any recurrence cf fever
in the future."
Jacob Coxey For Governor.
Columbus, 0., Aug. ll-Fusion
was repudiated to-day by the Pupulists
ic Ohio in a manner t-o emphatic as to
leave no chance for controversy regard?
ing the future policy of the party.
The Populist State convention by an
overwhelming majority severed the al?
liance made a year ago with the Demo?
cracy on the free silver issue and nom?
inated a full State ticket, headed by
Jacob Coxey of commonwealth fame,
as the nominee for governor. Turbu?
lent scenes marked the opening of the
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