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Question Sprung in State Executive
Committee and Decided Action
TILLMAN MAKES THE FIGHT.
Primary Ordered in Seventh
Columbia, July 25.-Wren the com?
mittee was called to order tonight Col.
^ones stated the object of the meeting
to be the arrangement of a primary to
nominte some one to fill the unexpired
term of the late Dr. Stokes.
The following members of the com?
mittee were present, the counties of
Charleston, Cherokee, Chesterfield,
CoUeton, Darlington, Dorchester,
Edgefield, ' Georgetown, Greenville,
Hampton, Kershaw, Oconee, Saluda,
Spartanburg, Union and Williamsburg
iaving no representative:
Abbeviller^A. W. Jones.
Aiken-W. W. Williams.
Anderson-^. 'Perrv Glenn.
Bambers:-E. T. LaFitte.
Baraw?lfc-G. Duncan Bellinger.
|; Beaufori-i-Thomas Martin.
Chester-T. J. Cunningham. .
Darlington-A.-\L. g A. Perritt.
Fairfield-T. H. Kitchens.
- Florence-^-D/ H. Traxxler.
Greenwood-D. H.* Magill.
Horry-J. A. McDermott.
Kershaw-J> O. Richards.
Lancaster-T.. Y. Williams.
?, Laurens-N. B. Dial.
Lexington-D. ?J. Griffith.
Marion-S: G.- Miles.
Marlboro-W. D. Evans.
Newberry-Cole L. Blease.
Orangeburg-'W. O. Tatum.
Pickens-R. F. Smith.
Sumter-R. D. Lee.
B. R. Tillman, Trenton, national
Wilie Jones, chairman, Columbia.
U. X. Gunter, secretary, Columbia
Mr. R. D. Lee of Sumter offered the
i; Resolved,- That the.date of the Dem
socratic primary election in the sev
. ?nth congressional district be fixed for
the last Tuesday in August, being the
27th of the month.
Resolved, That .the Democratic cam
paign in said'district be opened on the
first day of August, and continue to
the 24th day of August.
Resolved, That the dates and places
.pf the campaign meetings be as fol
lows: (To be inserted by committee.
He also offered the following :
Resolved. That the Democratic conn
ty chairman in the counties and parts
cf counties of the seventh congression?
al district are hereby instructed and
requested to make all necessary ar?
rangements for the primary election
and for the meetings.
Resolved, That the candidates be
assessed $50 each, as in the regular
primaries, payable on the day that
Mr. Tatum thought the date named
rather early ; that the last of Septem
-"-ber would suit better. He moved to
amend by changing to make it the
middle of September.
On motion, of Mr. Magill the whole
matter was referred to a committee
cvisisting of the members from the
several congressional districts. This
committee returned reporting that the
resolutions be adopted as presented,
however, changing the date for the
prima-y to Sept. 10, and for the cam?
paign to open on August 6 and con?
clude on Sept. 4.
Sumter C. H.-August 6.
Eastover- August 8.
Brooklnd (night)-August 10.
Hilton (Lexintgon countv)-Au gu t
j Orangeburg C. H. August 20.
Orangeburg county (places to be
designated)-August 21. 22 and 23.
St. George's -Augustg 26.
Holly Hill-August 27.
Monck's Corner-August 29.
Colleton countv ( places to be desig
The report of the committee was
The committee agreed to leave to the
members of the committee from the
Seventh district* the work of canvass?
ing the returns and declaring the re
There was considerable discussion
overa proposition by Attorney General
. Bellinger not to assess the canidadtes
anything so far as the county com?
mittees are concerned. He held that
the assessments by both this commit?
tee and the county committees was
tantamount to ruling a poor man out
of the race. The counties put on other
assessments, and there were contest
expenses, newspaper advertisements,
Mr. Tatum agreed somewhat with
"Mr- Bellinger and Mr. Mrtin thought
that tie committees should make the
Mr. Appelt thought that several
fSaaaties would need monev.
3&L T. Y. Williams favored Mr
^?lbs.SJ^r"s motion. He said thia
tpowet county committees was abas?
hed an many caanties.
Jttr. Lee ?ccggetsed that the success
ru' ~\;Tididate be required to pay $500
'Let the man who gets the honors and
emoluments of the party pay the ex?
Mr. A^jflt wanted to amend so that
jno ??Lttij ?^jiki assess a candidate
?TOT $50 each.
So??Bger said that the commit?
tee mus* decide not to make any as?
sessments itself leaving it to the coun?
ties, or vice versa. Some counties did
not pay any election expenses. The
counties inimical to a candidate could
assess him out him out of the race.
If the counties were allowed to assess
he would move to reconsider the $50
State committee assessment.
Mr. W. D. Evans wanted to allow
the eoanty chairman to draw on the
State chairman for an amount not ex?
ceeding $50. .
Mr. Tatum wished the limit m the
counties fixed at $10 each for the can
Mr. Dial moved "to table Mr. Bel
Senator Tillman then slowly rose
and said: "We live in a comm
age-we've heard something of
brand of Democracy recently.''1
the candidate go to congress to i
sent the people or himself. Were
going to put offices here for
When you make it a matter of
chase and rule a poor men out yo
the offices up at a price. This
should be put on a plane of 1
and duty. We are "commercial .
ocfats" in paying ourselves the
of our expenses here. He didn'i
lieve that this committee ougl
pay itself even though it had
done all ' along. It was unfaii
them as Democrats to make candi
pay for the officer.
The committee declined to tabl<
Bellinger's motion and it was a<
ed, refusing permission to counti
Mr. Tatum offered a set of re
tion of respect in regard to the
Dr. J. Wm. Stokes.
Mr. Bellinger offered resolutio:
respect to the memory of the
Hons. W. H. Mauldin and G. J.
fern, members of the committee,
had died since the last meeting,
resolutions were adopted by a ri
Mr. Magill then offered the fol
ing resolutions "inasmuch as
committee is charged with the pol
of the party" :
Resolved,* That in addition to tal
the regularly prescribed oath to a
the result of the primary, that
candidates for congress in the spt
primary pledge themselves to sup
and advocate as members of cong]
the principles and doctrines of
Democratic party as promulgated
the national and (State platforms :
til'the same shall have been regul
changed by a convention of the pa
Resolved, further, That the ca:
dates shall pledge themselves to ?
port the action of the party caucus
*. Mr. Appelt opposed the r?solu
because he saw no necessity for th
and no resolution of the comm i
of "the committee could amend the (
Mr. Dial, Mr. Smith,. Mr. Ki tel
Mr. Lafitte, Mr. Perritt and :
Bellinger also opposed the resoluti
Capt Williams, Mr. W. D. Ev?
Mr. Tatum favored the resolution.
Mr. Richards said that while he
tended to vote for the resoultion
though^ the resolution indirect :
therefore offered the following : Wb<
as tne Hon. John L. McLaui
junior United States senator electee
represent the State of South Ca
lina in the national congress has
his affiliations and votes in that bo
ignored the national Democratic p]
forma and thereby misrepresented
state and his democratic constituei
who elected him. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That it is the sense i
convictions of the State Democra
executive committee that Sena
John L. McLaurin, from the stai
point of honesty and self-respect shoi
tender his unqualified resignation i
Mr. Richards said he was awj
that the legislature had failed to p?
such a resoluion, unwisely introduce
He thought that action was a
flection upon the distinguished seni
senator from South Caroilna. j
said he and his people felt that y.
Laurin was trailiing the Democra
flag in the dust and he was man enou
to say so.
Mr. Appelt moved to lay both 3
solutions upon the table without c
Senator Tillman said he hoped :
one would attempt "to gag us here.'
Mr. Appelt disclaimed any such i
Senator Tillman then rose; his ey
flashing and his lips quivering wi
suppressed feeling. He said that
debate a short time ago acircumstan
had arisen that led to the tender
the resignations of McLaurin and hir
self, and all knew what followe
"Now, we here in this room areeith
Democrats or we are not. We are tl
representatives of the Democrac;
Had McLaurin. had this man, ca
his vote in the United States senate i
accordance with the will and desi:
of the people of this State? Who wi
dare stand up here and say that 1
has done so? But I know somethir
about it. He has voted on importai
matters with the Republican pari
since the treaty with Spain was rat
fied by his vote. Is this what yo
i call a democrat? I have remaine
j quietly in my seat and seen him cor
! fer time and again with the Republ:
; cans. Nov.- we are the engineers an
' we are in charge of the Democrat!
! train and we must guide it safely int
! the democratic station,. The eme3
gency has arisen and we must act her
and now and see the train safel
through. We must protect the part
interest from treachery."
Senator Appelt interrupted to asl
Senator Tillman if he thought th
I committee had any right to amend th
pledge provided in the party constitu
Senator Tillman said: "I am no
discussing that pledge resolution,
am discussing the important substi
tute which has just been offered anc
which carries the discussion into 1
wider field. I want to say here anc
now that McLaurin's friends have twe
means of redress. This year wher
things started out we were" told thal
we were going to have peace and har?
mony for one summer at least. Bul
"peace and harmony" won't come
when there are sneaks and thieves and
traitors going around and hiring Hes?
sians and distributing gold and buy
ing:up newspapers. I am fully aware
of what I am saying, and ? know
whereof I speak. "
Senator Tillman ( turning upon Mr.
Appelt)-I knew that you belonged to
him heart and soul.
Mr. Appelt very plainly declared
that he had always been a very warm
personal friend and supporter of Mr.
McLaurin and that he had been
equally as warm a supporter of Senator
Tillman and had supported him as loy?
ally as anyone else, and he did not care
to impugn Tillman's motives or have
the senator impugn his.
Senator Tillman remarked that Mr.
Appelt must have thought that the cap
fit him, for he had said nothing con?
cerning him. Referring again to Mc?
Laurin's proprietorship of Mr. Appelt,
Senator Tillman said: "Oh, it is un?
derstood that you have been "My Dear
Appelt" to him for many years.
Mr. Appelt-Ves, to you as well as
There was a bit more of cross-firing
between Tillman and Appelt and Till?
man continued :
"But the issue is not as to men : in?
stead it i one of Republicanism and
Republicanism of the most damnable |
kind. He said that if McLaurin had ?
come squarely out he would have had !
some respect for him : even now j
claiming to be a Democrat, he goes to
Charlotte and j abuse Democracy, by!
the very name. Even the Republican j
papers of the country said that the '
doctrines that he advocated were pure
Republican doctrines. His friends are
going up and down the State crying
McLaurin is bound to the Demo?
cratic party by his pledge : bound to 16
to 1 or bust and all that if you will.
What I want now is for you to pass
this resolution and let all Democrats
go forth labeled, so that they may be
known to all.
Senator Tillman then said that a
man sent to congress by the Demo?
cratic party should represent and not
misrepresent the party. Another re?
dress that McLaurin had would be for
him and all his friends to use all their
efforts, legitimate and illegitimate, to
secure the election of commercial
Democarts to the next State Conven?
tion. It was for the people to be heard
and he tied his faith to the people.
If the convention, perchance could not
be kept true to Democracy, then the
people themselves could speak at the
polls in November and rectify the
Mr. Dial said that this committee,
he thought, had no right to pass the
resolution and Senator McLaurin
would pay no attention to it, so what
was the use to waste time.
Senator Tillman -Certainly, we do
not expect him to do so.
Mr. Blease said that he was willing
to condemn the course of Senator Mc?
Laurin in the Senate, but was not
willing to vote for the resolution re?
questing his resignation, as the com?
mittee had no right to do so, as he
viewed it. He moved to strike out
the words asking for McLaurin's res?
Mr. Cunningham moved to" table
this proposition and this ? was done.
Only three seemed to vote for .the di?
vision of the resolution. Mr. Appelt
renewed his motion to table the whole
Richards resolution and Dr. Smith
seconded the resolution.
Senator Tillman demanded the aye
and nay vote upon the question and
wanted to settle the whole thing here
As the vote was being taken Mr.
! Glenn arose when his name was called
1 and gave the following as his reason ;
I for not voting: "I did not fvote for
this committee to ask Senator McLau?
rin to resign his seat in the United
States senate for the reason that the
constitution of the party was fixed by
the people and the people will decide
the matter in the next rimary. "
When Mr. LaFitte's name was call?
ed he did not vote.
When the roll had been concluded he
rose and said: "Record me as voting
no: I did not know the question."
The vote was then taken and was
declared 21 to 5, the motion to table
being thus lost.
Those voting aye were Messrs. Ap?
pelt, Perritt, Dial, Smith and Miles.
The Richards resolution was then
adopted, and the committee adjourned.
DR. KILGO MA*" FIGHT.
Durham Corresponddent Charlotte, N.
I Durham, July 22.-Passengers who
; came in on the morning train from
Greensboro today brought the news of
a "scrap" that occurred on the train.
The parties implicated in the fight
were Dr. John C. Kilgo, president of
Trinity college, and Mr. R. B. Craw?
ford, a well known hardware mer?
chant of Winston-Salem. Mr. Craw?
ford was seen at the residence of his
father-in-law, Rev. Alexander Walker,
this morning and asked about the
matter. He said that during the meet
I ing of college men in Greensboro some
weeks ago Dr. Kilgo, in a speech,
j grossly insulted the good name of his
! father, Rev. L. W. Crawford, editor of
the North Carolina Christian Advo?
cate, and he (R. B. Crawford) wrote
Dr. Kilgo, asking if his speech had j
been correctly reported in the Raleigh
Post, to which Kilgo replied by refer?
ring him to several persons in Greens
boro who had heard the speech. This,
Mr. Crawford said, was far from sat
isfactory to him and this morning as
he came down on the train from
Greensboro he happened to go into the
second-class car where Dr. Kilgo was
seated and approached him in a cour?
teous manner, as he was not angry and
had no idea of having a personal en?
counter, and stated to Dr. Kilgo that
his letter was very unsatisfactory.
Dr. Kilgo said that his (Crawford's)
letter was also unsatisfactory to him.
Mr. Crawford then said to Dr. Kilgo
that his attack on his father in the
aforesaid speech was unwarranted and
cowardly. Kilgo retorted: "You are
the biggest coward in the State,"
whereupon Mr. Crawford struck Dr.
Kilgo and several blows were passed
I before they could be separated by the j
pessengers. They did not hurt each
other beyond a few slight bruises, and j
Mr. Crawford expressed sincere regret
over the' occurrence, but felt to be j
called a coward was an insult which
should be resented then and there.
Dr. Kilgo was asked for a statement,
but declined to have anything to say !
about the matter.
Mr. Crawford is a graduate of Trin- j
itv collese and is well knwn here. He
is a prominent business man in Wins
ton-Salem, where he has resided for
several years. He also is prominent
in church circles, holding several offi?
cial positions in Grace Methodist
' church, of his town.
MCLAURIN RULED OUT.
The action of the state executive
committee of South Carolina in ruling
Senator McLaurin out of the demo?
cratic party was clearly within the
province of the committee, and wa
legitimate action from a Darty stand?
point. Whether it was a wise action
is another question. To many it would
seem preferable to let the people pass
on the question in the primary. His
reelection would mean popular approval
of his course, while his defeat would
be his repudiation by the democrats of
South Carolina. Had the resignations
of Tillman and McLaurin been accept?
ed and the race before the people have
taken place this summer, it is proba?
ble the executive comm i tee would have
awaited the verdict at the polls : but
as the primary goes over until next
year with a session of congress inter?
vening the committee has evidently
felt called on to pass upon the question
of Senator McLaurin's party fealty.
FREE TRADE WITH PUERTO RICO. |
President Issues Promised Proc?
lamation on Anniversary of
[ Planting American Flag
on the Island.
Washington, July 25.-The president
today issued his proclamation estab?
lishing" free trade between Puerto
Rico and the United States and declar?
ing the organization of a civil govern?
ment for the island. The proclamation
is purely formal and only in the body
of the 'resolutions adopted by the
Puerto Rican legislature (heretofore
published) does it appear that the isl?
and is set free commercially today in
commemoration of the anniversary of
the planting of the American flag on
The proclamation is headed
"Cessation of tarin*-Puerto Rico."
It recites that the act of April 12,
1900 (otherwise known as the Foraker
act) provided that whenever the
Puerto Rican legislature enacted and'
put into operation a system of local
taxation to meet the needs of the gov?
ernment and by rlsolution so notified
the president the latter shall issue a
proclamation and all duties on goods
passing between the United States and
Puerto Rico shall cease. As the leg?
islature has complied with that re?
quirement and terms set out in resolu?
tion which are quoted in full in the
body of the proclamation, that docu?
'.'Therefore, I, William McKinley,
president of the United States, in pur?
suance of the provisions of law above
quoted, and upon the foregoing due
notification, do hereby issue this my
proclamation and do declare and make
known that a civil government for
Puerto Rico has been organized in ac?
cordance with the provisions of the
said act of congress.
And I do further declare and make
known that the legislative assembly of
Puerto Rico has enacted and put1 into
operation a system of local taxation to
meet the necessities of the government
of Puerto Rico.
In witness thereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this
25th day of July, in the year of our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and
one, and of the Independence of the
United States the one hundred and
( Seal)" ( Signed ) William McKinley.
By the president.
David J. Hill, Acting Secretary of
Assistant Secretary Spaulding today
gave telegraphic notice to all collect?
ors of customs that free trade exists
on and after today between the United
States and Puerto Rico. The telegram
reads as follows :
"Merchandise going into Puerto
Rico from the United States, or com?
ing into the United States from Puer?
to Rico, withdrawn from warehouse,
exempt from duty on and after July 25,
1901, under scetion 3, act April 12,
1900, and resolution and proclamation
Shooting Follows a Shortage.
Special to the State.
Hagood, S. C., July 24.-Late yes?
terday evening news reached here that
there had been a shooting fracas be?
tween colored persons near Rafting
Creek, in this vicinity. Charles E.
Ellerbe shot at Adam Dinkins who
was seated in his buggv. The back of
the buggy was filled with shot, but
Dinkins was unhurt. Dinkins is
treasurer of Rafting Creek Colored
Baptist Church, and the trouble is
said to have arisen from a shortage of
$200, which he cannot explain.
Ellerbe has been reinforced by the
arrival of his brother and Dinkins is
backed by three brothers. Both sides
seem unwilling to attack, and it is
presumed their honor is satisfied. No
further trouble is expecetd. All par?
ties are prominent in social and re?
Prevention of Consumption.
London, July 23.-A feature of to?
day's session of the British Congress
on Tuberculosis was Dr. Robert
Koch's paper, which was listened to
with the deepest interest by a big
gathering in St. James Hall.
During his address Dr. Koch said
his experiments had satisfied him that
human tuberculosis and bovine tuber?
culosis were radically different dis?
eases, and that he had amply demon?
strated that cattle could not be infect?
ed with human tuberculosis. The
counter proposition that human be?
ings were not liable to infection from
bovine tuberculosis was harder to
prove, the doctor, ?aid, owing to the
difficulty of experimenting upon hu?
man subjects, but that personally he
was satisfied suck was the case, and
he recited at length post mortem evi?
dence supporting this belief. Dr.
Koch said if this point was conceded
it remained to determine the chief
source of contagion. Continuing, the
doctor said that human immunity to
bovine infection disposed of the belief
of infection through dairy products,
and he considered this source of dan?
ger so slight as to be unworthy of
Heredity was also an unimportant
factor in the transmission of tubercu?
losis, though the contrary had long
been believed. Dr. Koch said the
chief source of danger of contagion lay
in the sputum of consumption pa?
tients, and that a remedy was to be
found in a law preventing the con?
sumptive from strewing contagion
about him. Several methods to this
end were available, said the doctor,
the surest of which being isolation in
sanitariums. Thisxwas impracticable,
but he strongly urged the establish?
ment of special consumptive hospitals
and the obligatory notification of the
authorities of the existence of the dis?
ease, the disinfection of the quarters
when ver consumptives changed their
residence and the dissemination of in?
formation to the people concerning the
true nature of consumption to aid
in avoiding and combating it.
Dr. Koch closed his remarks by ex?
pressing his belief that the ultimate
stamping out of tuberculosis was pos?
Norfolk, Va., July 23.-The Sea?
board Air Line machinists' strike
was settled today on the hour basis.
Portsmouth, Raleigh, Hamlet Monroe
and Abbeville mechanics get 271? cents
per hour and all others 30 cents.
COURT OF INQUIRY SELECTED.
Dewey. Benham and Kimberly Will
Washinfgton. July 25.-The court
of inquiry, which is to investigate the
controversial points in connection
with Admiral Schley's conduct during
the Spanish war, will be composed of
Admiral Dewey, president of the court,
and Rear Admirals Lews A. Kimberly
and Andrew E. K. Benham.
The court will meet at he navy de?
partment in Washintgon, September
12. Secretary Long announced these
facts today. The judge advocate of
the court has not yet been selected and
the precept to he court which is be?
ing prepared by Capt. Lemly, judge
advocte general, has not yet been
Precept Given to the Public
Fullest Investigation on All
Washintgon, Juy-26.-The precept
to the Schley court of inquiry, which
the navy department has been prepar?
ing for several days was given to the
public this afternoon. It is a document
addressed to Admiral Dewey, as presi?
dent of the court, instructing him
concerning the matters to be investi?
gated. While it directs that "the en?
tire matter'' of Admiral Schley's con?
duct during the operations in West
Indian waters shall be investigated,
making use of the very words employ?
ed by Admiral Schley in his letter to
Secretary Long, it also selects certain
distinctive acts of the rear admiral
concerning the facts and propriety of
which it calls for particular investiga?
tion. These points .cover briefly Admi?
ral Schley's alleged delay with the
flying squadron at Cienfuegos, the
slowness of his progress toward Santi?
ago, after leaving Cienfuegos, the
retrograde movement toward Key
West, the effectiveness of the bombard?
ment of the Spanish fleet at the
ranges used in the reconnoisance of
May 31st, the state of the coal supply
on various ships when he telegraphed
the department that he would return
to Key West, the loop of the Brook?
lyn at Santiago, the accuracy of his
reports, and matters relating to the
controversy between him and Com?
mander Hodson over the alleged collo?
quy which is said to have taken
place aboard the Brooklyn when the
loop was made during the naval en?
gagement off Santiago. With the ex?
ception of the last two counts, the
others practically sum up the criti?
cisms of Admiral Schley's conduct
made by Secretary Long to the senate,
which the secretary characterized as
Schley's "reprehensible conduct,"
One of the important points in the
precept is the direction to the court to
report in its conclusions, "all the per?
tinent facts which it may deem to be
established together with its opinion
and recommendations in the premises. "
Secretary q;ong made the following
statement about the precept :
"It is simply an enumeration of the
facts that have been, to use the appli?
cant's own words, 'under discussion':
they are referred to informally and
suggested to the court as matters
which have been under discussion and,
as such, should be inquired into by
them. They are enumerated in accord?
ance with the general rule that when
inquiry is made the person interested
should have notice beforehand as far
as possible of all the specific things
about which inquiry is likely to be
Judge Advocate General Lemly,
who was designated as judge advocate
of the court today, now, will proceed
with the preparation of his case. He
will examine all documents and pre?
pare a list of witnesses. The court
will probably sit for several months,
more than likely until after congress
convenes in December.
Judge Lemly has not yet decided
who the witnesses before the court?
shall be. They may be taken from
the navy, from the army, or from civil
life-for undoubtedly some of the
newspaper correspondents will be call?
ed in this case. It ia even probable,
in view of the recently published in?
terview of Capt. Enlate, of the Span?
ish navy that be and Admiral Cervera
himself will be called if Admiral
Schley desires it. Of course, the court
of inquiry has no authority to compel
their attendance and it is more than
doubtful whether they would respond
to a summons, but the opportunity
will be afforded.
No word has been received from Ad?
miral Kimberly who it was reported
had written to the department saying
that his health made it inadvisable for
him to attempt to serve on the court.
He will not be officially notified of
his selection as a member of the court
until he receives the precept which
was mailed to him today. A copy of
the precept will also be sent to Ad?
miral Dewey and Rear Admirals Ben?
ham and Schlev.
Dallas, Texas, July 23. - There was
one death here late tonight as the re?
sult of prostration from heat. The
highest temperature today (oi?cially)
Beaufort, S. C., July 23.-During
last week a negro sailor named Wil?
liam Cornish entered the homes of
several white women at Port Royal
and attempted assaults upon them.
On Sunday he was captured and placed
in jail there under guard.of a deputy.
About midnight Sunday night the
screams of a man were heard in the
outskirts of the town, followed by six
pistol or rifle shots in rapid success?
ion. The next morning the deputy
was found in the jail tied hand and
foot and his prisoner missing. Noth?
ing has since been heard of Cornish.
The negroes outnumber the whites
here about five to one. On Monday
and this morning there were muttered
threats of negro vengeance for the dis?
appearance of Cornish, though nothing
has yet happened.
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The State of South Carolina,
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By T. V. Walsh, Esq.,Probate Judge.
Whereas, Jas. E. Mayes, made
suit to me to errant him letters of
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effects of Nelson Brockington, dee'd.
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1901, next, after publication thereof,
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July 10-2t Judge of Probate.