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Cosolidated Aug. 2,1881. SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 24.1901. Sew Series-Vol. XX. No. 52
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Mayor and Chief of Police Before
State Board of Sootrol.
The Embargo on Charleston Profit
is Still On-The Board Not
The mayor of Charleston came and
was heard. Ee contends that the mu?
nicipal authorities in Charleston are
doing their best to enforcce the dis?
pensary law. The board of directors
of the State dispensary were not very
favorbably impressed with the show?
ing of Mayor Smyth.
Indeed the three members of the
board severally pat themselves np as
witnesses against the enforcement of
the dispensary law in the city of Char?
leston. As the chairman said, "I was
not hunting for blind tigers, for good?
ness knows one doesn't have to look
for them, nor was I running from
them as you say you were, but I saw
flagrant violations of the law. ' '
Whereupon Mayor Smyth declared
that he had not run from the illicit
liquor dealers, but he had kept away
from such suspected neighborhoods in
order to protect the dignity of his
Mr. Williams smilingly amended by
saying that the mayor .was ' ' avoiding' '
rather than "running from the blind
There were other incidnts of similar
nature which showed "hat the board
has not a high opinion of the effi?
ciency of the Charleston police force's
efforts to enforce the law.
From this it is evident that the
board will maintain its position in
withholding from the city of Charles?
ton the profits to which that city
was entitled from the revenue of its
local dispensaries. .
There was noshing sensational yes?
terday, and there may not be anv?
iling sensational in the further consid?
eration of the matter. For the board
has not taken action. The representa?
tives of the city of Charleston were
heard yesterday morning and in the
afternoon the board considered other
The mayor of Charleston is not a
lawyer, yet he conducted himsefl
gracefully under the direct fire of in?
numerable and very pointed questions
from the inquisitive members of the
board. The charge against the city
administration of Charleston was
not doing anything to enforce the dis?
pensary law. Mayor Smyth endeavor?
ed to show by statistics that the po?
lice had tried to do something, but
the grand jury of Charleston county
was the bugaboo which annihilated the
indictments. Mayor Smyth was not
exactly on the witness stand, yet he
was plied with searching questions.
When the board met, Mr. L. J.
Williams, the chairman, laid down
the proposition upon which the board
had taken its action, withdrwaing
from Charleston the profits from the
local dispensaries with the intention
of employing additional constables to
push the inquisition. Mr. Williams
said that the reports had come to the
board that "whatever little enforce?
ment of the law there had been in
Charleston had come from the constbu
lary," that the city authorities were
not giving any assistance and that the
police are allowing the illicit dealers
to go unmolested. The mayor and
chief of police of Charleston have been
invited to make a'showing in behalf
of the city.
Mayor Smyth asked if the board
could furnish any proof to sustain its
Mr. Williams replied that it is hard
to prove a negative; but the board
has sufficient proof and can furnish it
if necessary. The general charge is
that the police department has done
nothing to enforce the law. The
members of the State board, although
not acting as spies, had, personally,
seen flagranfviolations of the law in
Charleston. The governor had sent a
detective to Charleston. The board
has the proof, but does not care to
furnish in in advance of the hearing.
THE UW MOT K1H8 EKfOBSED.
Text of the Preamble and Resolu?
tions Adopted by the State
Board on Wednesday
Columbia, July 18.-Th? direcotrs
of the State dispensary yesterday al-'
te moon passed the resolution which
takes sway from the city of Charleston
whatever profits may accrue from the
operation of the local dispensaries.
This resolution will continue of ejfect
untU the city authoritiesindicaterihat
the illicit sale of liquor' is gnppressecl
-if not eradicated.
Mr. Williams was feeling unwell,
but he framed the following as the re?
ply of the board to the municipal au?
thorities of Charleston :
*4 The State board of di rectors having
carefully considered the defense of the
city government of Charleston, pre?
sented through the honorable mayor,
Mr. Smyth, and Chief Police Bovie,
to show canse' why the dispensary
profits accruing to said city should not
be withheld under section 9 of the
dispensary law, to be used for the bet?
ter enforcement of said law, ' find as
"First, That defendants failed to
show, and in fact admitted, that the
dispensary law was not properly en?
forced in "the city of Charleston."
"Second, That the defendants suc?
ceeded apparently in establishing the
fact that the county government cf
Charleston is largely responsible for
the non-enforccement of the dispensary
law in the city of Charleston. "
"Third, That the city government
(through its representatives) admits
its primary responsibility for such
failure, in "that council has failed to
enact an ordinance forbidding the
illicit sale of liquors, providing ade?
quate penalty for the violation of such
ordinance, to be imposed by the re?
corder, in case of convictions : there?
fore be it
"Resolved, That the dispensary
profits accruing to the said city of
Charleston are hereby withheld to be
used for the pay of State constables
for the better enforcement of the dis?
pensary law in the city of Charleston,
until such time as the State board
may be convinced that the city author?
ities have discharged every obligation
resting upon them.
"Resolved, second, That " the
Charleston county board of control is
hereby instructed to remit to the
State" treasurer the portion of the
protfis that would go to the city of
Charleston, but for the passage of the
above resolution, and that a copy
hereof be sent to the mayor and chair?
man of the county board of control,"
The resolution under which the
State board requested the Charleston
officials to appear before the board
was adopted July 3d. It reads: "Re
solved, That the mayor and chief of
police of the city of Charleston are
hereby accorded the privilege, and
are requested to appear at the office
of the State board of dicrectors in Co?
lumbia, S. C., on the 16th inst, at 10
o'clock a. m., to show cause, if any
they have, why the dispensary profits,
accruing to said city should not' be
withheld under section 9 of the dispen?
sary law, to be used for the better en?
forcement of said law."
The board gets its authority for yes?
terday's action from the following sec?
tion 9 of the dispensary law: "All
profits, after paying all expenses of the
county dispensary, shall be paid one
half of the municipal corporation in
which it may be located, such settle?
ments to be made quarterly : Provided,
That if the authorities of any town
or city in the judgment of the State
board of control do not enforce the
law, the State board may withhold
the part going to said town or city,
and use it| to pay State constables cr
else turn it into the county treasury.*'
The resolution depriving the city of
Charleston of her dispensary profits
was passed unanimously and without,
any fireworks or speeches. The defi?
nite purpose of the board as to the
means of carrying out the provisions
of these resolutions is not known, but
it is believed from the trend of the
examination of Mayor Smyth that the
board wants Charleston to pass an
ordinance imposing a heavy fine upon
illicit liquor dealers. The alleged
non-enforcement of the law could not
then be said to be due to the routine of
swearing out warrants before making
Half of Conway in Dispute.
Florence, July 16.-A sensational
suit, which is said to involve half
the thriving town of Conway, has
been brought by the heirs in remain?
der of the late Henry Durant. Papers
in this interesting case will be for?
warded this week for service.
The property in dispute is worth
now over $60,000. For its recovery
there will be. it is stated, 28 separate
and distinct suits.
Mr. W. F. Clayton is the attorney
in whose hands the case has been
placed. He has assocciated with him,
Messrs. S. W. G. Shipp, Chas. A.
Woods and Henry H. Woodward.
Mr. Clayton gives this interesting
history of" the case: "When Henry
Durant died in 1837, he left 1,000 acres
of land adjoining Conway, which was
then a mere village, in trust, that his
son William W. Durant, should enjoy
the rents and profits during his natu?
ral life. At his (W. W. Durant's)
death the property was to revert to the
children of the 6aid W. W. Durant.
The latter died in 1896, and Mrs. Vir?
ginia D. Young, one of his daughters,
placed the matter in the hands of
Mr. W. F. Clayton. Certain.of the sup?
posed defendants refused to accede to
the proposition for a survey, and it has
taken several years to ascertain the
bounds of and ownership of the sup?
posed property of Henry Durant.
The town of Conway is thought to
encroach upon the property. In fact,
it is estimated that over one-half of
the town is within the bounds of the
disputed lands, and the present owners
will not let their possessions slip with?
out a hard fight. The rents and profits
amounting to $10,000 are included in
The Striker Was Acquitted.
Charleston, July 16.-The case
against Arthur L. Simmons for assault
upon Trainmaster Shea of the South
ern railway, waa heard in the judicial
court today and resulted in Simmons'
acquittal. Trainmaster Shea and
Conductor Keckley, who was aboard
of the train at'th? time of the alleged
assault, testified for the prosecution
and Simmons and another striker ap?
peared for the-:defence." The hearing
occupied several hours and the court
room was paeked with strikers and
Attorneys Joseph W. Barnwell and
J. E. Burke appeared for the prosecu?
tion and Attorney George S. Legare for
the defence. The announcement of
the verdict was greeted with applause.
THE SUMMER SCHOOLS CLOSE.
Resolutions Adopted by Teach?
Spartanburg, Jilly 17.-The State
summer school closed its sessions this
niorr'ng, and the teachers are gradu?
ally leaving for their respective homes.
The following resolutions were unani?
mously adopted by the teachers this
"Whereas, The students of the State
summer school for teachers desire to
testify to all the interested parties
that we have passed a most delightful
and helpful month at Converse college,
in the hospitable city of Spartanburg,
and, whereas it is our wish that every?
one shall know to whom we ascribe
thanks for this month of pleasant and
profitable labor and recretion, there?
fore be it,
' Resolved, first. That we hereby ex?
tend to President B. F. Wilson our
heartiest thanks for his untiring la?
bors in our behalf and for his unfail?
ing courtesy. He has made us feel
that we own Convere college, and here?
after when we wish to express our high?
est conception of efficiency and unfail?
ing courtesy we shall always say that
such an one is like President Wilson.
Second, That we desire to express
to Mrs. Thompson and the other ladies
associated with her our sense of the
excellence of her housekeeping. If we
failed to find comfort in our room and
satisfaction at our meals the fault
certainly does not lie at her door.
Third, That we desire to say to the
good people of Spartanburg, and espe?
cially though not invidious, to the
president of the Electric Railway com?
pany, that they have given us another
proof of Spartanburg's greatness. We
had heard much of her push and her
enthusiasm for education : hereafter
our friends shall hear much of her
Fourth. We wish to extend public
thanks to John J. McMahan, W. Z.
McGhee, and to the faculty of the
State summer school for the opportu?
nity they have offered us for meeting
together under such favorable aus?
pices, and for pursuing our studies
under such able instructors. The
month has been one of unmitigated
satisfaction, both management and
instruction having been maintained at
THE COLORED SCHOOL.
Columbia, July 17.-The State Sum?
mer School for colored teachers closed
today after a very successful session.
Before the final session closed today.
W. T. Andrews, principal of the Sum?
ter colored graded school, presented
the following resolutions, which were
unanimously adopted :
We, the teachers of South Carolina
in attendnce upon the Std te summer
school held at Benedict college, feel?
ing that we have been stimulated to
higher effort by the excellence of the
instruction received, and in many
other ways greatly benefited by cur at?
tendance upon the said school, desire to
express our appreciation of the advan?
tages placed within our reach, by the
Resolved, First, That we express
our hearty and sincere thanks to Hon.
John J. McMahan, the State superin?
tendent of education, for his earnest
and persistent effort to make the sum?
mer school a fact and a success, and
thereby elevate and dignify the profes?
sion of teaching among colored teach?
Second, That our sincere and hearty
thanks is tendered to Prof. S. H. Ed?
munds, the principal, and his able
corps of assistants, for the excellence
of their instructions, their thorough?
ness, painstaking care and uniform
courtesy to us.
Third. That we extend our thanks
to President Osborne for the use of
Benedict college for the State summer
SPARTANBURG HERALD SOLD.
J. T. Harris, Formerly of Harris
Springs, the Purchaser.
Spartanburg, July 17.-Today Mr.
James T.| Harris, president of the
Bank of Spartanburg, bought the
Spartanburg Daily Herald newspaper
plant from Mr. J. C. Garlington.
The price given is not known, but it is
understood that it was a good round
sum, as The Herald is known as one
of the best paying newspaper plants in
the State. The Herald will remain
under the edtiorial supervision of Mr.
J. C. Garlington and there will be no
change in its policies. Mr. Garling
ton's reputation as a newspaper man
is well known throughout the State.
There will be no change in the local
This is the latest business deal of
Mr. James T. Harri6, and the people
who know him are confident that "he
will give the people of Spartanburg
the very best service to be procured in j
the morning newspaper field. Mr.
Harris ?6 ajhustler and never does
things by halves and the people of
Spartanburg are glad to number him
among her citizens.
The State board of examiners of the
Pharmaceutical association ie in ses?
sion here. The following members of
th? board arrived today: President
W. Y. Owings, Dr. O. E. Thomas, of
Columbia; Dr. Frank Smith, of
Charleston, and Dr. DeLonne, of
Sumter. The board is holding its ses?
sions in the Converse street school
building. They have already been
presented eleven applicants for'exami?
Williamson, July 16.-At S.30j
o'clock this afternoon, during a heavy
thunder*storm, Henry Davenport and
Esell Harvey , two industrious farm?
ers living three miles above Willi?m?
tton, who were at work in the field,
took shelter from the rain under some
pines, when they were strnck by
lightning and both killed instantly.
GOT THE COUNTRY BY THE THROAT.
Kow Robber Barons Prevent Leg?
islation to Reduce the Tariff.
Washintgon, July 16.-It is now
practically conceded by so-called '4 low
tariff" Republicans that there will be
no action towards tariff lowering in
Congress next winter. One of the
most prominent of them, admitting
this, said that nearly all his allies had
abandoned him owing to the warnings
issued to them by the American Pro?
tective Tariff League that "their dis?
tricts would be invaded and them?
selves defeated for renomination unless
they abandoned their announced in?
tentions. Speaker Henerson, who has
been credited with being back of the
Babcock movement, has also been noti
I ned, gently but firmly, that he can be
? elected Speaker only if he will indi
! cate his willingness to frown npon all
movements towards reducing the tariff.
The President, as noted in this cor?
respondence some days ago, has decid?
ed to give over his efforts to bring
about reciprocity with foreign nations,
and his tacit support of the revenue
reform measures in the House, in con?
sequence of influences brought to bear
upon him by the Protective Tariff
For some time, there have been
many rumors in print to thejeffect that
Mr. Henderson might not be reelect?
ed. After telling of the supposed sen?
timent adverse to his re-election, and
concurring or non-concurring in it, as
the case may be, the published arti?
cles invariably conclude with the
statement that "'his defeat is unilkely,
because the opposition to him is un?
organized and there is nobody to run
against him. " These expressions, in
the opinion of the*.Speaker's friends,
were merely warnings to Mr. Hender?
son from the league to desist from his
tariff policy and were so qualified that,
if he should obey, they could be allow?
ed to die out.
Thus the American Protective Tariff
League, which started out openly after
the scalp of Mr. Babcock and such
other Republican members of the "Ways
and Means committee as did not meas?
ure up to its proposed tariff wall,
handled the Henderson end of the pro?
position rather gingerly, waiting to
see how the cat would" jump. It is
now stated that it will cease its oppo?
sition to Mr. Henderson and concen?
trate on Mr. Babcock and one or two
others who refuse to bow down to its
behests. Evidently, the cat has
jumped the right way.
It must have been a bitter pill to
Mr. Henderson to be forced to yield,
for his election in the first place was
engineered by a group of western men,
under the leadership of Babcock, Taw?
ney, Hull and others, who brought
the delegations of Michigan, "Wiscon?
sin, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Kan?
sas into a combination so strong as to
immediately attract other States and
to make the speakership contest short,
sharp and decisive. The leaders of
that movement have for a long time en?
tertained the opinion that there would
have to be an abatement of tariff upon
some articles to satisfy sentiment in
the west, and they supported Mr. Hen?
derson's election to the speakership
with that end in view. For him to
leave them as it is said that he has
done, shows how intense the secret
fight has been.
A curious commentary on General
Otis' course in the Philippines is
found in a compendium of reports just
made public by General Miles. Gen?
eral Otis, it seems never failed to
"turn down" General MacArthur
when the circumtsances admitted of
such treatment. In one of his early
messages, for instance, November,
1899-General MacArthur urged Gen?
eral Otis to issue a proclamation of
amnesty to all who surrendered and a
declaration that anyone who should
kill an American soldier should be
treated thereafter as a murderer. The
answer to this telegram was as fol?
Your telegram announcing your pol?
icy received. Your recommendatons
concernng proclamatons cannot be car?
ried out : legal difficulties of interna?
tional character, apparently not un?
derstood by you, forbid. No further
advice on this subject desired by the
Schwan, Chief of Staff.
"Within six months from that time
MacArthur had succeeded Otis, and
the proclamation was issued June 15,
1900, by direction of the Predsident.
There are other dispatches that seem
to show that the fighting in the Phil?
ippines was unduly prolonged, owing
to General Otis' blunderings.
COAL MINES TIED UP.
Firemon Strike for an Eight
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 16.-The
strike order of President Mnllahy, of
the Stationary Firemen's association
of Pennsylvania, directing the men to
strike today for an 8-hour day was
obeyed by the men. Nine hundred
members of the organiaztion in this
section of the State refueed to go to
Most of the strikers are employed as
firemen at the coal mines and their
failure to report for duty caused nearly
all the collieries in the northern an?
thracite region to suspend operations,
throwing out of work, it is estimted,
30,000 men and boys. Some of the in?
di vdiual coal opeartors conceded the
demands of their employes on condi?
tion that the short-hour day was not
to hold if the men employed by the
big companies did not get the 6ame
The big coal companies, however,
refused to make any concessions. The
officials claimed that the demands of
the firemen were unreasonable; that
they had received a 10 per cent in
crese when the wages of the miners
were raised last autumn and that the
demands now made upon the compa?
nies are equal to a 20 per cent, ad?
BARRED FROM MAILS.
Important Order Issued by Post?
Washington, Jnly 17.-Postmaster
General Smith today sogned three or?
ders amending in important particu?
lars three postal regulations affecting
second class mail matter. The changes
will effect sweeping and radical re?
forms in the department practices and
methods of treating this class of mat?
The first order amends section 276,
"which is the general definition, so as
to exclude from the second class publi?
cations "which have the characteristics
of books. This amendment is in these
"Periodical publications herein re?
ferred to are held not to include those
having the characteristics of books,
but only such as consists of current
news or miscellaneous literary matter,
or both (not including advertising)
and conform to the statutory charac?
teristic of second class matter."
The second order amends section
281 in several particulars, the princi?
pal one being that publications, the
subscriptions to which are not found?
ed on their value as news or literary
journals, and which by the general use
of premium or other considertions in
the form of chances to win prizes, etc.,
to induce subscriptions, in effect cir?
culate at apparently a norminl rate,
will be excluded from the second class.
The essential paragraph of this is as
"The subscription price must be
shown by the publication, and when
it appears from the contents, or from
the extrinsic inducements offered in
combination with it, that the circula?
tion of the publication is not founded
on its value as a news or literary jour?
nal and that subscriptions are not
made because of such value, but be?
cause its offers of merchandise or oth?
er consideration result, in effect, in it
a circulating at apparently a nominal j
rate, such publication does not come
within the requirements of this law
for acceptance as second class matter."
The third order amends section 301
so that unsold copies of second class
publications may not be returned at
the pound rate to news agents or to
An explanatory statement given out
at the deprtment regarding the order
The action of Postmaster Genera'
Smith is regarded as highly impor?
tant. It is evidence of the purpose of
the department to administer the law
as it is'strictly, and properly, and that
abuses wherever found, will eradicat?
ed. Loose and indifferent interpreta?
tion heretofore is responsible for the
loss of many millions to the govern?
ment. It is believed that when the
effect of the changes is thoroughly es?
tablished many postal improvements
will follow, and one cent letter TJOS
tage will be made jx)ssible.
CHINESE AFFAIRS UNSETTLED.
Ministers Representing the Pow?
ers Cannot Agree.
Pekin, July 16.-The ministers of
the powers now freely admit that the
prospects of conclusion of the nego?
tiations is growing darker. The situa?
tion is most serious, as the deadlock
has continued for more than a month.
The meeting arranged for today was
postponed because it was apparent
that it would be fruitless. July ll
the ministers reached something in
the nature of an agreement as to the
indemnity, but almost Immediately, a
radical difference developed between
Great Britain and Russia as to the de?
tails of the plan of payment.
The neutral ministers assert that
either Great Britain or Russia must
make material conncessions before a
conclusion of the agreement is possi?
ble. Meanwhile the committee of the
ministers are working upon compara?
tively unimportant details , such as
improvements in navigation ; but, if
the financial question was settled, the
negotiations could be closed in a day.
Li Hung Chang keeps sending stren?
uous requests to the ministers of the
j powers to present a complete plan.
He represents that China is willing to
accept any reasonable terms and is
chiefly anxious to know definately
what the powers require, so that she
may begin compliance with the terms.
THE STORAGE RULE.
The State railroad commission
yesterday gave the railroads a final
hearing .in regard to its new storage
mles. There were present Mr. Peddle
for the Southern, Mr. W. G. Smith
for the Atlantic Coast Line, Mr. H.
D. Heyward for the Plant system,
Coi. J. "C. Haskell of Atlanta repre?
senting the car service association and
the other lines save the Charleston
and Western Carolina which was repre?
sented by Mr. Wright.
There was a full discussion of the
whole matter. The rales change the
time limit for removal from depots
from 48 to 72 hours after notice and
allow a man residing more than four
miles from a depot "a reasonable
time" after notice to get his goods
away. It was developed at the hear?
ing that the roads have generally re?
funded charges when good excuses
The new storage rules will be issued
in a few days, the board having finally
adopted them ye6tsrday afternoon.
Wachita, Kas., July 16.-Fi re today
destroyed the packing plant of Jacob
Dold & Sons in this city. Four large
buildings were burned.- together
with about 7,000,000 pounds of meat
in process of preparation. Four men
were severly hurt by a falling wall.
The loss is placed at $1,0000,00. Em
loyes numbering 350 are thrown out
of employmenat, but it is said the
plaut will be rebuilt at once.
!! <3 NOT NOW ?N ISSUE.
What is Said in Washington of
Free Silver and the Ohio
Washington, Jnly 18.- Considering
that free silver is practically conceded
to be no longer a present i sane in the
political field, Democrats here feel that
the Ohio State Convention might have
used greater courtesy towards its chief
exponent, Mr. Bryan. They say that
it is not the policy even of those who
believed-and believe-in silver to
make any present effort to force it to
the front except in case of undue con?
traction of the currency. The lack of
money made it of great importance
some years ago ; the plentifulness of
mon^y makes it of comparative unim?
portance nowadays. The most radical
advocates of free silver believe it
would be unwise, if viewed from no
other point than that of the interest
of diver itself, to force it into the
fight inopportunely. Moreover, other
issues are regarded as of too grave im?
portance to admit of their being jeop?
ardized by disputes within the party
over differences impossible of settle?
ment at this time.
This is not a new sentiment, but has
been entertained by all the leading
Bryan supporters since the President?
ial election, and was entertained by
many during the campaign ; but they .
want it distinctly understood that
silence on the subject of any feature
of the national platform does not im?
ply recantation. Hence the* effort in
Ohio to stamp upon the issue on
which the Democracy twice polled the
largest vote on record, may, it is fear?
ed, lead to bickerings which will cer?
tainly do no good to the party.
If any irritation is caused by the
agitation of the question it will be
due, so Democrats here say, to the ill
advised action of the Ohio conven?
tion. Until that was held there was
no disposition on the part of men
prominent in the party to attempt to
bring about a condition which
would result in another nomination
for Mr. Bryan or to force the silver
issue to the front either ir. the next
Congressionl campaign or in the gene?
ral election of 1904. Even, now, Bry?
an's political friends of such position
as to make their opinion on such a
matter valuable make no serious com?
plaint of the platform adopted at the
Ohio convention. That platform
brings out strongly the issues upon
which it is expceted, from present in?
dications, the battle between the two
great parties will be fought. While
there are some conspicuous omissions,
that is not seriously objected to, nor
is it thought by Mr. Bryan's friends
that there was any necessity for the
mention of Mr. Bryan's name in the
platform or reference to the national
j platforms of 1S96 and 1900. The
thing objectionable to the Bryanites"
: was the apparent purpose to throw
about the convention a spirit of hostil?
ity toward Bryan and his platform,
while adopting a declaration of prin?
ciples which Mr. Bryan himself would
readily indorse, corresponding as far
as they go with what he and many
other Democrats have been saying
since the last election.
That there has been no effort to
force silver to the front is evident
from the fact that Democrats, Silver
Republicans and Populists alike are
talking other issues. Towne, Dubois,
Teller and Pettigrew, who left the Re?
publican party on account of silver
and have the right to be considered
the particular champions of the cause
of free coinage, have not in any way
indicated a desire to make that an
issue in either the next Congressional
election or the contest of 1904. On
the contrary, they say that the need
of free silver is not as pressing with
the larger volume of money now in
existence as it was, in their opinion,
j before or may be at some other time.
Dubois, Towne and Pettigrew are talk?
ing anti-imperialism when they talk
politics at alL
The truth of the matter is that
Democrats here are beginning to sus?
pect that the alleged hostility to Mr.
Bryan in Ohio was mostly a manufac?
tured attempt to make it appear that
some principle being repudiated, so as
to provoke conventions in other
States and perhaps, to lead to
the incorporation of silver and vocife?
rous acclamations of the Chicago plat
from in some sections by way of re?
sentment of a supposed attack on Bry?
an. The fear is expressed in some
quarters that Mr. Bryan may be taunt?
ed into taking up the issue but his
best friends would regard this as a
display of weakness on his part not to
Filipinos' Offer Made to Bryan.
Aguinaldo Willing to Surrender if
Lincoln, Neb., July 18.-In a state?
ment for the press today Wm. J. Bry?
an gives his version of the story that?;
Aguinaldo promised him financial as?
sistance in^his campaign of a year ago..
Mr. Bryan says it was while he was in>
New York that two Filipinos sent a-,
request to confer with him. He de?
clined to meet them and sent a* friend '
to explain that he did not think st:
proper to hold a conference. The Fil?
ipinos said that Aguinaldo was willing
to issue a proclamation promising to
lay down arms, in case of Mr.fBryan's
election, and also was wiiHhg to con?
tribute to the Democratic campaign
fund, but Mr. Bryan refused to conider
either proposition and did not require
them to furnish any evidence of their
right to represent Aguinaldo.
The managers of eighty-eight mills
in Georgia have voluntanteNighed an
agreement not on any edition to em
poly children under -^S^SK oL age
after September, ?, anti: not employ
children under 12 at * nig?^ These
mill men defeated in the Legislature a
bill enacting these among1 cafter pro?
visions, but h?ve voluntarily surren?
dered to an aroused pubKc 'sentiment