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rt*K SUMTER WATCHMAN, Bstablithed April, isso. "Be -lust and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's andlTruth's." TEE TRUE SOUTHRON. Established Jnae ir66
Cosolidated Aug. 2,1881.
SUMTER, S. C., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 36, 1902.
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Students Make a Great Demon?
stration Against imperialism.
St Petersburg, Sunday, March 16.
A students' riot here today, in which
over ten thousand people participated,
.- kept a small army of police and cav?
alry busy throughout the day. Prob?
ably one hundred arrests were made,
but the repressive measures were not
so strict as on the corresponding Sun?
day of 190L WJiile many persons were
injured, no fatal results were reported.
The students placarded the city last
night, announcing that they intended
to hold a grievance meeting, and the
authorities, taking the hint, made ex?
tensive preparations. The whole police
reserve was called out and the entire
military force was held ready for
mobilization, cavalry patrols sup?
plementing the mounted police.
Additional squadrons of cavalry, light
batteries of artillery and detachments
of infantry were packed in the side
streets. The crowds increased in the
main thoroughfares until noon, when
the cavalry officer in command of a
squadron in front of the Hotel
d'Europe begged the crowd there to
disperse and go home. The demon?
strators refused and the mounted
troops began clearing the streets.
?J At 12.30 p. m. the students at?
tempted to organize a procession in
front of the hotel mentioned, singing
revolutionary songs and shouting
"Free Rusisal" "Down with the aris?
tocracy!" The police and cavalry
charged them, but only used tfceir
Cossack whips and the flat of their
sabres. - Many persons were hurt,. but
only a few were seriously injured. The
fighting continued during the remain?
der of the afternoon, breaking out in
fresh places continually.
One of the most severe fights of the
day was concluded only a few minutes
before the Czarina, in an open sleigh,
passed the spot where it occurred.
Carriages of the nobility and members
of the impeial household were several
times mixed up in the melee. The
authorities made evident efforts to pre?
vent bloodshed and in this they were
remarkably successful, considering the
magnitude of the demonstration.
PRINCE HENRY REACHES HOME.
Kaiser Greets His Brother at
Cuxhaven.
Cuxhaven, March IS. -The return of
Admiral Prince Henry of Prussia to
German soil was safely accomplished
this afternoon, amid all the pomp and
circumstance which the Prince's im?
perial brother has seen fit to make the
successful ending of Prince Henry's
American mission. The same good
fortune of freedom from untoward in?
cidents which characterized the
Prince's transatlantic journey con?
tinued until today, and the landing
occurred during a period of brilliant
sunshine after an overcast day.
Washington, March 17.-Senator
Morgan today introduced a resolution
directing the Secretary of the Interior
to send to the Senate a statement of
the legal and traffic relations between
the Government of the United States
and the railroads that connect with
the water of the Pacific, and also
directing the Secretary of War to
furnish similar information with re?
spect to the Philippines and as to tbe
charters and owners of such railroads.
The resoluitons went over on objec?
tion by Senator Hale.
Professor Henry, of the national
weather bureau, has compiled some
statistics of lightning, which show
that in the year 1900 there were 713
persons killed by lightning in this
country and 973 injured. Placing
the population at 80,000,000, the
chance of being killed by lightning
that year was as one to ll?,201, and
the chance of being struck, that is
either killed or injured, was as one
to 47,449, fractions not considered.
Lightning statistics have been collect?
ed since 1890, and fthe returns show
that the average number of fatalities
from that cause per annum is between
700 and 800. Two reflections are add?
ed. One is that the danger is past
when the flash is seen. The other is
that persons struck by lightning and
seemingly dead, are not always dead.
If the body is not evdiently fatally
torn, every effort should be made to
restore, and preserve animation, using
the same measures as in the case of
drowning.-News and Courier.
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Columbia, March 18.-Fort Sumter
Earle has been renominated as mayor
of Colmubia. The campaign assumed
unusual vigor in the last few days, and
the election was sharp and close. The
first primarv resulted : Earle 814, W. J.
Cathcart, 6?7, A. F. Funderbnrk 227.
M. C. Wallace 272. Total, 1,920.
This required a second race between
F. S. Earle and W. J. Cathcart, and
since the last primary, a week ago,
the contest has been active. Today
the primary resulted: Earle, 957:
Cathcart, 912.
G?BAN RECIPROCITY.
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The Power of tfye Administration
Makes Itself Felt.
Washington, March IS.-The advo
catees of Cn ban reciprocity scored a
decisive victory tonight at the confer?
ence of the Republican members of the
House of Representatives, the proposi?
tion of Chairman Payne, of the ways
and means committee., fora 20 percent
reduction of duty, with the Sibley
amendment limiting the duration of
she reduced rates to December 1, 1903,
being adopted by a vote of 85 yeas to
31, nays. This result was reached at
11.30 o'clock, after a protracted de?
bate, followed by a series of exciting
roll-calls. The first test was when
Mr. Payne concluded the speech-mak?
ing with a motion for .the previous
question on all pending propositions.
This motion prevailed-78 to 56. A
voto was then taken on a substitute,
offered by Representative Dick, of
Ohio, in behalf of those opposing the
reci procity plan, offering in its stead
a plan of direct payment to Cuba cov?
ering several years. This was defeat?
ed-57 to 79. An amendment, by Mr.
Morris, of Minnesota, to take off the
differential on refined sugar was de?
feated-50 to 72. Th9 ways apd means
proposition for reciprocity, with the
Sibley amendment limiting its dura?
tion, was then agreed to-85 to 31.
While the voting was in progress quite
a number of those who oppose the ways
and means plan left the chamber.
At . the opening of the conference
Chairman Payne made a statement
frankly confessing that nothing had
been accomplished in settling the
differences, that each side had adhered
firmly to its original position.
Mr. Payne said that the position of
the ways and means committee now
was in effect that presented by Mr.
Sibley at the last conference, namely,
for 20 per cent, reciprocity, limited to
December, 1903.
Representaive Dick, of Ohio, pre
j san ted a resolution, representing the
views of the conferees who had repre?
sen :ed the element, opposing the ways
and means committee, as follows :
5'That the Prseident be authorized
to enter into a commerciael agreement
wita the Government pf Cuba, when
the same shall have been organized
and established, whereby in consider?
ation of such reduction of duties as
shall be satisfactory to the President
on goods, wares and merchandise, the
growth or product of the United
Stales, imported into Cuba, he shall
agrtie to pay each year for three years
to the Government of Cuba a sum of
mor ey equivalent to 20 per centum of
the duties collected and paid into the
treasury of the United States on
goods, wares and merchandise, the
growth or product of the island of
Cuba, imported into this country."
In support of this resolution Mr.
Dies, submitted a formal statement
declaring that the plan proposed
would afford relief both to'the Gov?
ernment and people of Cuba without
injury to any domestic industry in
this country.
A general discussion followed,
whiih was brought to a close by Mr.
Payne's motion for the previous ques
tior. Voting was then begun.
The Payne resolution as adopted to?
night gives the general form of a bill
authorizing the President to negotiate
a commercial agreement with Cuba
for reciprocal and equivalent conces?
sions, " by which the rates of duty
sha.l be reduced at least 20 per cent,
ad valorem on all articles imported
from Cuba into the United States.
It also provides that the United
States immigration and exclusion laws
shall be enacted by the Government
of Cuba as a preliminary to reciproci?
ty. The Sibley amendment, which is
adopted as a part of the Payne resolu?
tion., recites that the foregoing 20 per
cen^. reduction "shall be limited in
its duration and effect to the first day
of December, 1903. "
France and Russia in China.
St Petersburg, March 19.-The offi?
cial Messenger tomorrow will print
the text of a Russo-French conjoint
declaration, sent March 16 to the
Austrian, Belgian, British,. American,
Spanish, German, italian, Dutch,
Chinese and Japanese governments.
The declaration is as follows :
i;The allied Russo-French govern?
ments are who"ly pleased to discern
that the Anglo-Japanese convention
supports the essential principles,
which, according to the reiterated
statement of France and Russia, con?
stituted and still constitutes the foun?
dation of their policy. Both govern?
ments believe that the support of these
principles is also a guarantee of their
interests in the Far East. They are
compelled, however, not to lose * from
view the possibly inimical action of
other powers, or a repetition of dis?
orders in China, possibly impairing
China's integrity and free development
to the detriment of their reciprocal in?
terests. They therefore reserve to
themselves the ri sr ht to take measure
to defend these intereses."
The preparatory remarks that Russia
desires the maintenance of the status
quo and the. attainment of complete
tranquility in the Far East.
Americans in Ecuador.
Washington, March 19.---United
States Consul General Perry M. De
Leon, at Guayaquil, Ecuador, has ap?
plied for and has been granted a leave
of absence from his post, and will
shortly come to Washington to confer
with Secretary Hay and other officials
of the State department with regard
to the recent trouble in Ecuador grow?
ing out of the claims |of illegal arrest
and imprisonment of American citi?
zens. The acute stage of the trouble
passed with the recent, release of
Americans held in Ecudaorian pris?
ons, and it is understood that Mr. De
Leon's object now is to confer with
his government m order to devise
means to prevent further trouble of
this nature. J
SEN. OTIS TESTIFIES
ON PHILIPPINE WAR.
Believes Filipino Army Always
Contemplated Driving Ameri?
cans Off Island.
Washington, March 19.-Gen. Otis
continued his testimony before the
senate Philippine committee today.
Gen. Otis said that Aguinaldo had
demanded of Gen. Meritt the right to
occupy the palace and to make ap?
pointments in the civil government
which caused Gen. Merritt to cable
Washington for instructions. The reply
was that there must be no dual occu?
pation of Manila.
Gen. Otis then detailed the cir?
cumstances attending the capture of
Iloilo. Aguinaldo, he said, was over?
joyed when he learned that the detach?
ment had been sent ont because he
(Aguinaldo) declared that the first
shot would be fired at Iloilo which
would bring on war between tne Uni?
ted States and the insurgent forces.
Gen Otis said he had cabled Washing?
ton saying that the taking of Iloilo
meant war in the islands and had re
ceived response to defer action.
Gen." Otis, referring to his proclama?
tion, said.he expressly omitted there?
from the word "sovereignty" because
the Filipinos attached to it the mean?
ing which the word conveyed to them
while under the dominion of Spain.
Senator Carmack called his atten?
tion to the difference between the lan?
guage used by the president in his in?
structions and that contained in his
(Otis) proclamation and asked why he
had also omitted the words "con?
trol," "government," "lawful rule,"
"authority must remain supreme."
"We were at that time fighting hard
for peace, " replied Gen. Otis. When
these instructions of the president
were received he said he was somewhat
surprised. He said he told Admiral
Dewey that he did not think the presi?
dent understood the situation, owing
to the great distance of the islands
from Washington and that under the
conditions then prevailing he would
be perfectly justified in making cer?
tain amendments. He said he had
the advice of leading Filipinos who
told him that the words referred to
might be used by Mabini to excite the
people.
"No man ever worked harder in the
interest of peace than I" said the gen?
eral. ' ' But if the United States troops
had attacked the Filipinos and driven
them out of the city when they first
got there it would have been much
better. They got very 'cocky' after a
while and thought they could sweep
us into the bay."
Gen. Otis admitted in reply to an
inquiry from Senator McComas, that
the act of congress limiting the ser?
vice of the volunteer troops until July,
1901, their return to the United States
and the forwarding of others to take
their places greatly hampered him in
the pacification of the islands.
Senator Patterson asked Gen. Otis
if the^ idea of the Filipino people
regarding the hopes and aspirations
for independence was a mistaken one.
"No," said Gen. Otis, "Aguinaldo
had his ambitions." Speaking very
deliberately, he said, "and he was sent
over from Hongkong for the purpose
of driving the Spaniards out and then
attacking the Americans, I suppose.
We have the papers of the original
junta." He said he thought Agui?
naldo was performing a double part at
that- me.
"Until the time of the ratification of
the treaty was not the Filipino army
there for the purpose of aserting and
maintaining the independence of that
island by armed force if necessary?"
asked Senator Patterson.
Gen. Otis-They asserted that they
wanted to drive the Spaniards out.
Gen. Otis remarked he had an idea
formed some time previous to the
breaking out of hostilities that the
insurgents intended to drive the Amer?
icans out if they could. The Filipino
army he declared was there to over?
awe the people in northern Luzon and
elsewhere.
"Admitting," said Senator Patter?
son, "that they were there to overawe
the people, did you have any doubt in
your mind that the hope of the Filipi?
no army was independence?"
"They never intended to secure
independence but to set -up a govern?
ment under Aguinaldo," was the re?
sponse.
^"Wasthe Filipino army there for
the purpose of plunder?" asked Sena?
tor Patterson.
"Yes and I think they were going
to try and drive the Americans into
the sea."
Gen. Otis said in money matters he
believed Aguinaldo strictly honest, and
then bringing his fist down on the
table and speaking with great empha?
sis, said: "In duplicity he has few
equals. "
Asked by Senator McComas about
the assassination of Gen. Luna, Gen.
Otis said there was no doubt that this
was Aguinaldo's act.
The Beaumont Murderers.
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Beaumont, Tex., March 19.-Three
more arrests have been made here in
connnection with the operations of the
Mattie Bennett gang of robbers and
murderers. It is suspected that one
of the three is the hackman employed
by the gang to haul the bodies of their
victims to the river. The sheriff
refused to make known the names of
the arrested men, who are whites, or
to give any other facts saying that
publicity would hamper him in the
arrest of other suspects. The trio just
taken in has been sought by the offi?
cers constantly since the Bennett
woman confessed a week ago.
A Birmingham, N. V., dispatch
says that at a meeting of the General
Traffic Managers held there, it was
decided that a corpse which was
charged full faro is entitled to the
same amount of baggage as a live per?
son paying full fare.
THE DEMOCRATS FOR THE BOERS
A Caucus Adopts Temperate Res?
olutions Looking to Friendly
Mediation With England.
Washington, March 19.-The Demo?
cratic members of the house at a
caucus held tonight unanimously
adopted resolutions declaring congress
should express the sympathy of the
American people for the struggling
Boer republics and pledging themselves
to use their utmost endeavors to
"force" the committees to report
resolutions expressive of such sym?
pathy in order that congress might
have an opportunity to act.
The Crumpacker resolution to in?
vestigate # the franchise question was
not considered at tonight's caucus.
Representative Hay of Virginia pre?
sided at the caucus and Representative
Robertson acted as secretary. The at?
tendance was large. There was no
division of sentiment as to the course
to be taken, the question presented
being simply one of choice between
two resolutions, one offered by Mr.
Randell of Texas and the other by Mr.
Sulzer of New York. The Suizer reso?
lution looking to the passage of a reso?
lution requesting tte president to urge
upon Great Britain the wisdom of
stopping the South African war was
voted down 32-35, and the Randell
resolution unanimousy adopted as fol?
lows : /
Resolved by the Democratic mem?
bers of the house of representatives of
the United States of America, in
caucus" assembed, that the congress of
the United States should, by resolu?
tion, express the sympathy of "the
people of the United States for the
people of the South African republic
and the Orange Free State in their
heroic struggle to maintain their lib?
erty and independence.
' ' Resolved, That^the congress should,
in the spirit of amity and friend?
ship, appeal to the British government,
in the interest of humanity, to accept
overtures for peace, cease hostilities,
and endeavor to bring about a just and
honorable settlement of existing differ?
ences, to the end that peace may be
established.
"Resolved, That the United 'States
should fairly and honorably maintain
a position of strict neutrality in this
contest between nations friendly to ns,
and see to it that the neutrality laws
are vigorously and impartially enforced.
Resolved, That we, as Democrats
and representatives of the people, will
use our utmost endeavor toi force the
committees now dominated by the
Republican party, having in their
charge resolutions similar to these, to
report the same back to the house, so
that the congress may give expression
thereon, declaring the sentiments and
will of the American people."
In pursuance of the action taken in
the caucus tonight a resolution will
be framed for introduction into the
house and hereafter the Democrats
will do everything in their power to
secure action upon it.
The Crumpacker Resolution.
Washington, March 18.-The fact
that the rules committee of the House
has decided to report the Crumpacker
resolution, as it was instructed to do
by the Republican caucus some time
since, led to a considerable agitation
of the force bill question, particularly
among the Democratic members of the
House, today. It is not the inten?
tion of the committee to press the
resolution for a couple of weeks, be?
cause other matters of more import?
ance are pending, but when it does
get before the House the inidcations
point to a lively contest. Tomorrow
night the Democrats are to caucus on
the question of Pro-Boer resolutions,
and there is likelihood that the Crum?
packer movement will also be discuss?
ed. No plan of campaign will, how?
ever, be determined upon. Demo
ccrats differ widely as to what course
should be pursued. Telegrams print?
ed in local papers from Senator Gor?
man, Ex-Senator David B. Hill and
William J. Bryan, whose views were
sought, have attracted considerable
attention. Mr. Hill says, of course,
the proposed investigation should be
opposed, because it is partisan and
unnecessary. He says if the investiga?
tion should be followed by an attempt
to enact a Federal election law it will
work the beginning of the end of Re?
publican national rule. Mr. Gorman
says the Democrats must fight this
proposition from now until the end of
this Congress. His advice is in effect
for the Democcrats to use obstructive
tactics against every piece of legisla?
tion to prevent action on this resolu?
tion. Mr. Bryan's response has not
pleased a good many Southern men.
while it is true that it has pleased
others. He says that if the investiga?
tion is not partisan or sectarian : if the
methods employed by Republicans in
the Hanna election and Pennsylvania
are investigated as well as those in the
Southern States, there is no objection
to investigation. Some Southern mem?
bers point to this as indicating that
Bryan has no sympathy with or
friendship towards the south and they
strongly criticise him. There is simi?
lar diversity of opinion among mem?
bers of the House: some arguing that
there should be every possible filibus?
ter against the adoption of the resolu?
tion, while others think the fight
should be reserved until some legisla?
tion is attempted. They count on the
assistance of the Southern Republicans
in opposing all attempts to cut* the
representation of the Southern States.
Scarcely anything has been more dis?
cussed among the Democrats today.
Cor. News and Courier.
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Washington, March 19.-The legal
officers who have been examining the
question presented by the flight of
Gaynor and Green from Savannah,
Ga., to Canada have practically reach?
ed the conclusion that they can be
reached under the extradition treaty.
A prolonged struggle in the Canadian
courts is expected before the fugitives
can be secured.
HOBOKEN PIERS DESTROYEO.
Three Piers Burn, One After
Another.
New York, March 18.-Tonight a
swift and in many of its details pic?
turesque, fired destroyed the pier of
the Phoenix Steamship Line, on the
Hoboken, N. J., river front with
many bales of cotton and hay ; burned
that company's vessel, the British
Queen, to a hulk, consumed several
lighters and their cargoes; damaged a
dock belonging to the Barbar Steam?
ship line, and for a time threatered
the property of the Holland-American
line and the huge Campbell stores.
The loss, according to estimates to?
night, will approximate $1,000,000.
Whether any lives were lost is most
difficult to learn. While the conflagra?
tion was at its height and after it had
been reduced by the firemen and fire
boats rumors were rife that several
men had perished. It was tolerably
certain at midnight that Engineer
Scott, of the British Queen, was burn?
ed to death on her and that a sailor
named Jansen met the same fate. One
of the men who escaped says that he
saw several men leap into the water
when the steamer became enveloped in
fire and he saw few if any of these
rescued. The quartermaster of the
burned ship said that the crew were in
the forecastle and he surmised that if
all escaped they did so with difficulty.
Nevertheless some of the British
Queen's officers said tonight that they
were quite assured that all were safe
except Engineer Scott, who, they said
was missing. It is not unlikely that
some of the longshoremen and steve?
dores who swarmed about the vessel
may yet have to be accounted for.
? MONUMENT TO GEN. SUMTER.
Congressman Lever Introduces a
Bill to Appropriate $25,000.
Washington, March 19.-Represent?
ative Lever introduced a bill today to
erect a monument to the memory of
Major General Thomas Sumter of Rev?
olutionary fame. The bill names
Sumter, S. C., as a suitable location
for the monument, which is to cost
$25,000. Several members of the
library committee have promiesd to
support the bill when it comes before
the committee.
April 26 has been set aside by the
house for eulogies upon the late Con?
gressman Stokes. Representatve Le?
ver, as Mr. Sokes' successor will make
the opening speech, and will be fol?
lowed by several other members of the
South. Carolina delegation and a num?
ber of the late Congressman's friends.
Summervilles Trolley Line.
Columbia, March 18.-Commission
for a charter was today issued to the
Magnolia Traction, Light and Power
Company, which proposes constructing
and operating an electric street rail?
way between Charleston and^Summer
vi lie. The co rpo rao rs of the company
are Charles N. Burns, James L.
Brump, Robt. J. Smith and Giimer T.
Thomas, all of Troy, N. Y.
The company proposes having its
headquarters at Summerville. In the
application for the charter it is stated
that the route will extend from Sum?
merville through Dorchester Town?
ship and thence through St. James,
Goose Creek, and St. Philip's and St.
Michael's
The total length of the line is to be
30 miles, and it is to be run by elec?
tricity, and is to be a standard guage
road. The corporation asks for the
right to supply heat, light and power
to Summerville, under the charter of
that municipality.
The capital stock of the company is
to be $15,000, payable in cash, and the
company asks for the right to in?
crease the capital up to one million
dollars.
It is stated to the Secretary of State
that the corporation is in earnest and
that the road will be constructed.
A Fireman's Close Call.
"I stuck to my engine, although every
joint ached and every nerve was racked
with pain," writes C. W. Bellamy, a loco?
motive fireman, of Burlington, Iowa., kiI
was weak and pale, without any appetite
and all run down. As I was about to give
up, I got a bottle of Electric Bitters and.
after taking it. I felt as well as I ever did
in my life." Weak, sickly, run down peo?
ple always gain new life, strength and
vigor frorr> their use. Try them. Satis?
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Price 50 cents. _ 2
The Danish West Indies.
Washington, March 19.-Although
the details of the programme for the
acquisition of the Danish West Indian
Islands have not been perfected the
discussion of the subject by the Cabi?
net has indicated a purpose on the
part of the president to erect a pro?
visional government in the islands at
the outset. The American flag having
been raised by an officer of the army
or navy, i just which is not yet cer?
tain, though it may be noted that the
United States steamship Machias is
now at St. Thomas, ) some ; person,
probably a civilian, will be despatched
from the United States to take charge
of affairs as provisional governor of
the islands. Meanwhile a scheme for
a permanent government will be sub?
mitted to Congress, probably approxi?
mating tho Porto Rican government
act, and if this is favorably acted
upon a permanent government will be
installed before the end of the fiscal
year.
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There's no rest for those tireless little
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Liver, Jaundice. Billiousness, Fever and
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TRIAL OF ?ESMI?H ?? KIH6STREE.
The Dying Statement of Sauls
Given in Evidence.
Kingstree, March 19.-The case
against M. D. Nesmith for killing: Ed
Sauls at Cades in February was called
today, Judge Dantzler presiding,
Solicitor Wilson, Leroy Lee, Esq., J.
M. Johnson, Esq., of Marion, prose?
cuting: John A. Kelley, Esq., and
Judge Hodson of Bennettsville defend?
ing.
The prosecution introducing'evicence
to the effect that a dispute arose be?
tween Nesmith and Sauls over a load
of crossties whict? a negro was offer?
ing for sale, during which Nesmith
shot Sauls in the stomach which
caused his death. Sauls made a dying
declaration whieh was reduced to
writing and was introduced in evi?
dence to the effect that fte asked the
negro if he wanted to sell the ties and
the negro replied that he did. Then
he made an offer and Nesmith came
up and asked Sauls if he was trying
to buy the ties he had already bought
and paid for. He told Nesmith he aid
not want to buy the ties, but that he
ought not to talk to him in that man?
ner, and then Nesmith drew his pistol
and fired. That he himself was un?
armed and did not try to defend
himself.
Here the State rested with the un?
derstanding that two absent witnesses
might be introduced tomorrow if they
could be brought to court
The defense introduced Nesmith who
said in substance : I bought a load of
ties from the negro some days before
he was delivering them in my yard. I
was in my store and was informed that
there was some trouble going on and
put my brother's pistol in. my pocket
and went out and found Sauls there.
I told him I had bought the ties and
he insultingly cursed me, saying he
was no child and that he would see
who got them, advancing, with his
hand on his right hip pocket, and
knowing he was a dangerous man and
now intoxicated I shot him in self de?
fense.
Nesmith told his story without a
hitch or hesitation. The defense in?
troduced three prominent men who
testified that his character is excel
! lent, while Sauls had a reputation as
a quarrelsome, dangerous- man.
I The trial is expected to last at least
three days as a great number of wit?
nesses have yet to be examined. Much
interest in the trial is manifest. The
court room has been crowded all day.
Says He Was Tortured.
"I suffered such pain from corns. I could
hardly walk," writes H. Robinson. Hills?
borough, Ills., "but Bucklen's Arnica
Salve completely cured them." Acts like
mairie on sprains, bruise?, cuts, sores,
scalds, burns, boils ulcers. Perfect healer
of skin diseases and piles. Cure guaran?
teed by J. F. W. DeLorme. 25c. ' 2
Independent Telephones.
J? The meeting of the Independent
telephone people will be an interest-*
lng and important occasion. There
are now in the South a great many
independent telephone lines and, while
the similar lines in the North and1
West have long been organized for
mutual benefit and extension, the
South has lacked any concerted ac?
tion because the independent lines,
while friendly, have never come to?
gether. It was said yesterday that
there would probably be between one
and two hundred delegates present at
the gathering today and that a perma?
nent organization will be effected. The*
delegates will come from many por?
tions of the South, probably reaching
as far north as Richmond. Capt.
Wagener, president of the' Exposition
Company, Mayor Pro Tem Johnson
and Mr. Hemphill will speak at; the
meeting and there will be a number
of addresses by well known telephone
men of the south. The headquarters
of the telephone men in Charleston
will be at the St John Hotel. Among
the events of the morning will be an
address by Editor Chambers B. Mc?
Neill, of Telephony, the leading publi?
cation devoted to the independent tele?
phone companies of tbe country. Tele?
phony is printed in Chicago and is a
standard authority on all telephone
matters.
Mr. F. C. Manning, secretary of the
Sumter Telephone Manufacturing
Company, is taking an active interest
in the organization of the Indepen?
dent Telephone Association and has
spent several days in Charleston ar?
ranging the details of the meeting.
Mr. Manning said that representatives
were expected from the independent
telephone exchanges of the South and
that the main object of the gathering
was to get in touch with each other,
looking to the further extension of
long distance lines and general im?
provement of the many independent
systems now doing business in the
South. The meeting at the Exposi?
tion Auditorium this morning is cer?
tain to be interesting, and after the
adjournment, no doubt, the delegates
will be shown the telephone exhibits
in the Exposition buildings. Particu?
lar attention will be directed to the
very handsome exhibit made by the
Sumter Telephone Manufacturing
Company, near the main entrance in
Machinery Hall.-News and Courier,
March 19.
Night Was Her Terror
"I would cough nearly all night long,"
writes Mrs Chas Applegate of Alexandria,
Ind.. "and could hardly get any sleep. I
had consumption so bad that if 'I
walked a block I would cough
frightfully and spit blood, but
when all other medicines failed, three
$1.00 bottles of Dr. .King's New Discovery
wholly cured me and I gained 58 pounds."
It's absolutely guaranteed, to cure Coughs,
Colds, La Grippe, Bronchitis, and ail
Throat and Lung Troubles. Price 50c
and $1.00. Trial bottles free at F. W. De
Lorme's drug store. 2

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