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Senator Tillman Us?s His Pitchfork
on Republicans
Eulogises and Defends the South
in Her Treatment of the
"** ?/t? O Tillman in frtse
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United States Senate bad a running dejng^
bite with Senator Foraker, of Ohio,
I vpos the attitude of the President and
fgkhe Senator from Ohio in regard to free
I Htrade in Porto Rico, quoting the
I Bbhicago Times Herald at .length in its
criticism of the administration. He
asked Mr. Foraker to say whtther he
was for free trade or not, and prodded
him with changing his attitude becaurc
the Chicago Times Herald was advocating
free trade in Porto Rico. Senator
Tillman alluded to the relations existing
between Foraker and Kohisaat, the
editor of the Times Herald, which hare
been anything else than cordi&l and
Mr. Tillman. The editorial which I'
hare read hsre happens to be froR the
Chicago Times-Herald, and everybody
knows the brotherly Danscn and Pythias
like relations ?hich exist between my
friend from Ohie and Mr. Kohlsaat,
and I felt constrained to believe, knowing
the great love that these gentlemen
luve for each other, and knowing that
they are both loyal to Mr. McSinley
t}?? 'Rprmhliean warty, that the
Senator from Ohio simply get out of the
free-trade boat bteauue Mr. Xohlsaat
got into it; that he could sot live io an
atmostphere contaminated by the presence
of that person.
Mr. Foraker. In answer to the Senator
s remark, I will frankly confess, in
the presence of the Senate, that I hare
felt since learning of Mr. Kohlsaat's
attitude a great deal more confidence in
my prtesent position. [Laughter.]
Mr. Tillman. Mr. President, I have
been right aloDg that road say-self. I
have in career come across editorials is
papers that had fought and iied on me
for years in which my action was ?cm
mended, and immediately I set about
to investigate in order to 2nd out
when I got the approval of such papers
and understand why the Senator from
Ohio should desert hi3 own principles
and his own calmly selected position
becauj-e Kohkaat took a position alongside
of him. But at the same time it
does not explain why the President,
who was a warm friend and to whom
Mr. Kohlsaat is a trusted adviser, has
hanged front, if he did change front.
Nobody can tell ui whether he did or
^ not. I want some ceDtlcmaa heg^o
"explain to me the present attituue of
tiie President. I nave o?en uymg w j
itand by him. I bore testimony the
other day to what 1 said was hie patriotism
and nobilitj of character. 1 do not
Aesitate any time to say thai I think
' Sv illiam McKinJey is &? of the most
"lovable men we ha*e had in public life
in America, but the trouble is Mr.
McKialey will not stand up a*d have
backbese sometimes. KcpublicaDs
would hare been in- a heap batter fix
politically if he had stood by his freetrade
proposition aud lecyou gentlemen
go on and fi*ht itontamoDg j ourselves
and pans a free-trade measure or not.
k'Bat whom the gods would destroy they
&rst made mad," and eoofa*ioa ?f eona
. eel is the beginning of madness. Tfcat
is my interpretation of the present
We had testimony the other day that
Ann Almisrhtv i.ad erven as the Pbilil?
pines; that the honored President jrotempore
of fl>e Sanate and hid colaborers
on the Paris commission had very
little or nothing to do with it; ?hat it
had come directly from the Almighty;
that He had lield as in th? hollow oi
Bis hand, that the glory of our future
history was to come from the faot that
we were to reaub out and grab up that
iblanc acd this idaijd; that we were to
treat tho colored races of those island*,
aot like we treat the coiorod people in
the South, or not like you gentleman
once tried to treat them, but as wo of
the South. hiive felt constrained to treat
them; that you gentlemA have changed
from on that subject and that we weie
to have a glorious future, with so much
money and emoluments and wealth
fiowu.g into our colier? in consequence
V'J? WiiWO yvlivj luuv tv www mv v
descend eo low as to give the credit to
the Senator from Minnesota and the
Senator from Maine and their brethren
on the commission, who had gone over
to Paris and demanded the cession of
fchesa islands in the Pacific and had
snforeeii that demand to ihe point that
?e got ihem, or got what litis Spain
Nobody will tell us, as I said a moment
ago whether the President is for
free trade or not. I wish I knew, 1
* wanted to have the pleasure of supporting
some measure thit he had sent
here and that 1 could indorse honestly
as American without regard to being a
South Carolinian or a Democrat, and
so** I am robbed of that pleasure. You
gentleman are cruel to us. Why do
?ou not let us do something some time
&s Americans and not force us always ,
back to the narrow rut of Democracy;
and why do you not do something some
time as Americaas and not be such
nurrow, bitter partisans nere :
A Mr. Perkins. Of course I am not
gk, authoiaed to speak for the President;
? bat 1 am inclined to think that his
*iews?I may have imitated them in
that respect?were influenced by what
was referred to by my friend, the Senator
from South Carolina, th*t great
trusts were being formed in rue-rto
Rico for the purpose of controlling the
sugar traffic. The Republican party is
oppposed to trusts and combinations,
and knows that the only solution of that
problem is tho establishment of local
beet-sugar factories, such as there are
In Nebraska and in Utah aod in Iowa
and in Michigan and in California?
which has some ten or twelve independent
beet-sugar factories. They buy
the raw product from the farmer, relice
it in their own factories, and send
it to the mechanics' table. That is the
antidote for trusts.
Mr. Titujuaa. You mean the sugar
Mr. Perkins. For the sugar trust.
Tbe&e beet-sugar factories are buying
["from South Carolina the cotton cloth
that is manufactured from toe cotton
grown in their fields. Wo are buying
those sacks in which to put the
sugar that we may send it out to our
mechanic acd our workineinen. We
are pacing from $1,50 to $2 a day for
labor in those factories, and each farmer
who is cultivating the soil anu raising
*ugar beets is an independent sovereign
in this fair land of-ours. We are paying
$1UU,OUO,OUQ annually for sugar in
this country. We want to manufacture
it at home, from our beet sugar, raised
by American farmers. We do not
want the cheap peon contract labor,
i receiving 10, 15 or 20 cents a day, to
come into competition with the labor
o! South Carolina and California. I
think, perhaps, that is one of therea
sods which influenced our good President,
because his whole life has been
devoted to protection to Amerioan industries
and the elevation and dignity
of labor.
iir Tillman. I hare read somewhere
that in the Koran there is a description
of Muhammend's bridge over
hell by which those entering heaven
must pass, and 1 think he describes it
as being so attenuated that it is about
the breadth of a single hair on a woman's
head. That is about the tize of
the bridge my friend, the Senator from
California, has given the President to
crawl out of the hole in which he was
put when he sent the free-trade message
here and then backed water ?nd
changed front en it.
Mr. Perkins. How about the tobaoeo
industry of South Carolina?
Mr. Tillman.' SpeakiDg about the
allusion which my friend has made, I
wili say to him, as to the purohasc by
the sugar producers of the cotton bags
in which to put the sugar of the few
factories in the Uoited States, that we
are rery glad to furnish the cotton,
cloth, if ifc eomes from my State, but
the naanufactuiing industry of South
Carolina?the manufacture of cotton
principally?which we will say in 1890
showed that there were only 400, OUQ
'.^es, has doubled and trebled since,
they hare now eighteen hundred
thousand spindles and a proportionate
JrtAma S:n<v?. the 1st of
uuiui/gi VA
January we have organized new mills
or given charters to new enterprises
to build mills to the amount of $4,000,000,
and we are rcachiDg out hand over
fist to overtake Massachusetts. W?
are already the second State in the
manufacture of cotton. We do not
find a bit of protection from the Dingley
tariff, because we export all of that
cloth to China; and we have to compete
with England; and we do it, antl
wo whip them, and make 20 to 40 per
ctnt. dividends on our cotton factories.
Senator Spooner, of Wiscocsin, exprtssed
the opinion that South Caro-.
lina was the last place on earth to originate
any impeachment of the Republics;*
party as to the principle of equality
among men, and said he based the
observation partly upon the testimony
of 8e?ator Tillman, who stated the
other day that they had made a great
effort in South Carolina to disfranchiss
the "Digger;" that they had stuffed the
ballot boxes, and that they had used
the shot-gun against them. Tbat is
why I say that from South Carolina
there ought not to eome criticism upod
the Republican party as being opposed
to equality among men.
Mr. Tillman. Mr. President, in
rising here to explain my language,
and to justify it, I have not the docu
meDtsat band.to sustain all the charge:! I
I taste, but 1 will, briefly and in the
best way I can, recapitulate the coodi
tiontf which brought about the ncces j
nity for stufEog ballot boxes, for shooting
Negroes, and for using violeueeand
fraud in taking charges of our State
government in South Carolina. The
Senater, 1 suppose, did not understand
me to t- ay that tuck condition txiM
there now, because I have never made
any such acknowledgment.
I proclaimed the tact that in 1876,
"when we had stood eieht years of carpetbag
government and there was nothing
left us of our civilization unless we
rose in our might and took the govern-'
ment back fron the carpetbag horde
of thieves and scoundrels and their j
scalawag aliies. the native born rap- J
scallious, who had been foisted upon
us at the point of the fcajonet?when }
government cased to yield protection, j
when there was semi-anarchy, when
8,00 armed Negro militia were parading
up ana down the roads, threatening
our wives and our children and our
homes, when at night burning hou-es
were lighting up the horizon in almost
every county, when the conditions
were so app^liiog that any kind of
ZiVernrnenc, anv military despotism,
was preferable to that, we made up our
minds that the fouteenth and fifteenth
amendment! to the Constitution were
themselves null and void; that the acts
of Congress uoder them placing our
State under carpetbag rule were null
and void; that oaths required by suoh
laws were null and void, we resolved
that the intelligence, the wealth, and
the patriotism of the State, belonging
only to the white people, should seize
thegoverfiment from ths horde of ignorance
and vice; that we would not
longer tolerate bribe-takers on th?
bench and thieves in our high places;
that life was not worth having on the
terms and under the conditions forced ;
on us.
Wo swore by the memories of revolutionary
sires that we would redeem our
State from the grasp of aliens and
Nrzroes. and we did it; and I have no
apologies to mate for it. If you contend
that no indictment of Republicans
can come from South Carolina, I will
tell you that the Republican party wis
responsible for :hat oondition of things;
I will tell you that Grant, who was
then President, sent the army there to
hold down the whites and perpetuate
the condition of misrule and anarchy
and robbery which prevailed, and where
the troops were the white majoritiesi,
the Democratic majorities, were the I
greatest?not by reason of the troopu,
but because the whites did not hesitate
to vote early and often and to carry
the election in any way that was found
necessary, j/ne .tiepuDncan party aia
all that wrong blindly, but it does not
now treat the colored races that have
come to us as it treated the Southern
Negroes, and that is reason why I charge
it with hypocrisy..
Mr. Spconer.Mr. President, the
Republican party was not respon?ibie
for it. The Republican party, it is
true, after the war had ended, gave to
the colored man the right to vote. The
Republiean party did not enact that
legislation upon ' he theory that it was
j necessary in order to prevent future
1 Democratic successes. At that day no
one dxred to prophesy that the old
Democratic party of the war times
would live very much longer; no one
foresaw its wonderful vitality.
The Republican party enacted that
legislation, wisely or unwisely, because
there had been enacted in the Southern
States what were called "black
codvs," which almost restored the colored
man to slavery. Tbo Republican
party enacted that legislation in order
to give the Negro a weapon of defense
against such legislation; and they enacted
it, Mr. Persident, in order to
maiotain in the sight of God and before
all the world in good faith, io letter
and in spirit, the proclamation of
emancipation which had been signed
by Abraham Lincoln; God bless his
memory forever!
Mr. Tillman. In the first place,
Mr. President, let it not be forgotten
that in dealing with the race question
in the South those of the Southern
people who were engaged ia the civil
war, the Confederate war, had inherited
those slaves. They had been taught
from childhood that the existence of
slavery was not wrong, morally or
legally. Tho author of the Declartion
of Independence was a slaveholder; the
constitution recognized slavery; and
after the strife was over and the issue
had been settled by the sword, the
question as to tho disposition of the
emancipated slaves was. of course, a
verf perplexing one.
The Senator says that but for the
enactment by the Southern legislatures
of the "black codes," in which there
was to be & practical restoration of
slavery under the. guise of liberty,
there would have boec no enfranchisement
of the ex-alaTes; that they would
not have been given the ballot. History
does net state that, and the condition
of politics at the time does not warrant
it. Those who voted for it, or
some of then, were no doubt honest in
th*t it was necessary, but
there is no earthly doubt bat that
ulterior and baser motive? were at the
root of it. There was first a desire of
revenge by putting the ex-slaves in 1
control of the Southern States and putting
white neeks under black heels.
There was next a desire to perpetuate !
the domination of the Republican party
in the United States.
Then when it comes to a comparison '
of the action of the two parties, I say
to the Senator that there are a great !
many wrongs that the Negroes have to
suffer in the South, and there will con*
tinue to be many. Neither he nor any
body else can help it; and no legislation
which can be enaoted oan help it. '
It can only cure itself in a better at- 1
mosphere, and be solved by the people 1
concerned, because outside influence ]
and outside interference would only '
aggravate the trouble and more em- 1
broil the fray. - 1
Bat I want to call the attention of |
the Senate to the fact that we have in j
the past moQth had introduced here ,
from a Repulican committee a pro* ,
vision upon the Hawaiian bill by which j
contract slaves in that island were to {
be governed under a similar black ^
code to that which we enactcd in South (
Carolina and in other Southern States. (
You sought to perpetuate that condi- ,
* * i* * i?. # I
tion in Toar owq Dill, lor tne Denenc 01
tke sugar planters, natilit was stricken
oat by a motion on the part of the
Senator from Massachusetts.
Will Support Bryan.
The Washington correspondent of
the New and Courier says: "Among the
latest converts to Brjanism are former
President Grower Cleveland and his
secretary of State, John G- Carlisle, i
This information comes direofc from a
well known gentleman who is on inti- <
mate terms with Mr. Cleveland a^d Mr.
Carlisle. Ac a recent informal gather- i
irjg in New York Mr. Cleveland and !
Mr. Carlisle were both present. The ;
subject of Bryaoism came up for dis- <
cushion, whereupon Mr. Cleveland announced
bis intention to' vote for Mr. t
Bryan at the next election. Mr. Carlisle
echoed the sentiment of his !
former chief and added that not^ only
did he lDtend to rote for Mr. iJryaa,
bat he was astonished to find so many i
Democrats, who previously opposed Mr. 1
Bryan, now declaring th?ir intention to i
vote the regular Democratic ticket next
fall. This information comes in such ;
a direct form that it can not be chal- i
lenged and, in addition, it is said ob i
the same authority, that the ranjc and
file of the gold Democrats in New York
propose to vote for Mr. Bryan, or whoever
may be nominated by the Demo !
era tic party at the Kansas City convention."
Will Be Held.
At a mass meeting of the representa- \
tive business men and merchants of J
Charleston held at the Thomson audi
torium Thursday night it was unani- '
mously decidcd to hold the proposed
South Carolina Interstate and West
Indian exposition here during the autumn
of 1901. Prominent men from 1
all parts of the State were present, and 1
the big enterprise was launched amid ^
the greatest eDthusiam. It was an 1
noueced that over a third of the capital 1
stock of the expositioa had already
been subscribed by a few enterprising
men of the city, and assurances were ^
given that the full amount would bo j
forthcoming as soon as the publio was
given a chance to take the shares. The
project has the hearty endorsement of
the people of the whole State of South j
Carolina, as well as those of Charleston. ]
The general assembly has already given j
its sanction. Assurances were received 1
from senators and congressmen that 1
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large government exhibit. 1
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A Fatal Mistake j
Daniel Broughton, of Lyons, Ga., is ,
dead and John MclSachern, his friend,
is at the point of death from drinking
wood alcohol by mistake. Both are j
prominent men in the community. Mr. (
Broughtou was having his store painted
and at the requeBt of the painter order- ]
ed some wood alcohol for mixiDg.
Some of it was put into bottles labeled
"root beer" andon^ofthese bottles the j
^sftrter flii&Tf. ,;8? p posi o g the j
bottle to coBtatn rootbeer^Mr; Brougb- j
ton asked McEachern to hare a drink ,
and both drank. Twelve hours afterwards
Mr. Broughton was dead aod
Mr. McEachern was at the. point of
death, notwithstanding the best ef orts
of physician*.
The Charleston Custom House
Stores Contraband Liquor.
Special Agents of The United
States Treasury Department
Will Investigate the
It is charged by State constables that
contraband liquor was being stored in
the United States States.Custom House
at Charleston, and the matter is t? be
investigated by special agents of the
Uaited States treasury department.
The Columbia State says Thursday telegrams
were flying back and forth between
Charleston, Columbia and Washington.
The liquor constables are to
keep a closa watch on the custom house
pending the investigation by the Federal
authorities. Thursday Gov. >lcSweeney
made public all the telegraphic
and other correspondence over the
thoroughly interesting matter. Oa
Wednesday the governor received the
following letter:
Charleston, S. C., March 27th, 1900.
Governor Miles B. McS/fceney, Columbia,
S. C.
Dear Sir: I. Blank has liquor stored
in the United States custom house here
on the ground floor. Messrs. Dudley
and Nunnamaker saw Blanks wagon
go out from the custom house loaded
with whiskey early this morning; the
driver ran the horse and made his escape.
I have known for some time that
Blank was keeping his liquor there. I
know that he h s a quantity there now.
1 went at once to Judge Simonton's office
and stated the facts to him. He
said that the government did not allow
such traffic on their premises. He told
me to go at once to the collector at the
custom house and state to him the facts.
I told Judge Simonton that, from my
information, one would judge that the
collector was friendly with Blank and
would not allow me to go through the
department. He said that if the collecton
refused, to state the facts to Solicitor
Jervey. I then went to the col
lector. He got mad, refused to allow
ma t/\ rrn tlii'rtnffh thn ( Dntrr.mAnfs unH
WW WV 5V WU4VUftU ?denied
that there was any whiskey
stored there. I then went to the solicitor
and reported the facts to him. He
referred me to the United States marshal,
who, with Jndge Simon ton, could
make arrangements about it. I saw the
marshal, who said to have the building
euarded and to .make a full report to
?ou at once and a&k you to wire the
secretary of the treasury at once. We
pjtl guard the building, And hope that
pouwill wire at once. Since 1 have
been on this matter I hate learned that
this is a general storing place for blind
tiger and wholesale liquor dealers, and
that there is a quantity of whiskey
stored there. I know this to be true
md can furnish proof if necessary.
S. T. Howie,
Chief Constable.
' This was sent to Bowie:
Columbia, S. C., March 28.
3. T. Howie, Charleston, S. C:
Continue to carefully watch building.
Will give matter attention at once.
M R Vt/>^jraan?9
Governor of South Carolina.
Then the following came from
Charleston. S. C., Maroli28.
Q-ov. McSvreeney, Columbia, S. C.:
Iq addition to the letter mailed liquor,
is not imported. B.aok gets it from
Savannah, has been storing there six
years. Marshal says to wire seoretary
of the treasury. S X. Howie.
This message was sent to the secretary
of the treasury:
Columbia, S. C., March 28.
Honerable Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.:
. Have information that contraband
liquors are stored for illicit sale in custom
house at Charleston. Upon the
suggestion of Jugde Simonton and the
United States marshal, I request that
you direct the marshal to investigate
the case and permit the State dispensary
constables to accompany him.
M. B. McSweeney,
Governor of South Carolina.
Yesterday this reached the governor
m r?T i .
from wasnmgton:
Washington, D. C., March 28.
Got. M. B. McSweeney, Columbia S. C:
Your telegram of this date was submitted
to the United States attorney
general for such action as he may deem
proper. 0. L. Spauldin,
Assistant Secretary.
The reply was as follows:
To 0. L. Spaulding, Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury, Washington,
D. 0.:
Have ascertained that contraband
whiskey from Savannah, 6a., has been
stored in custom house for several
pears. Please direct attorney general
to communicate with this office by wire
it once. M. B. McSweeney,
Senator Tillman was in the city and
he took a hand in the mater, wiring as
to tion: layman tiage, secretary or tne
Treasury, Washington, D. C.:
Governor MeS wee ney wired yon yesterday
about contraband liquor stored
in the custom house at Charleston. I
team that it has been the custom of
illicii sellers to use that as a place of
storage for some time. I urge prompt
ictioa on your part to assist State authorities
to seize the liquor and to get
ill the facts. Please instruct marshal o;
50 with constable, as governor desired
to avoidclash with United States government.
Answer. B. R. Tillman,
United States Senator.
Thursday evening the following setLing
forth the action of the federal
officials was received:
Washington, P. C., March 29.
Sis Excellency M. B. McSweeney, Governor
of South Carolina;
TT * 1 J
i on leiegram 01 toaay was aiso referred
to the attorney general ior such
jction as he may deem proper, and an
investigation has been decided upon by
special agents of this department.
L. J. Gage.
Thursday evening the Charleston
magistrate made the following report
by wire:
Governor M. B. SIoSwe?ney, Columbia
Sir: Subject to your instructions, I
beg to submit the following report concerning
the status of the case:
A search warrent was issued yesterday
against the custom house for contraband
goods consigned to Vincent
Chicco, and ask further instructions.
The right of search under the warrant
on the custom bouse seems clear, under
express reservation by the State in ceding
the property to the government.
My present information is that it is in
no way discriminated from any other
depot where contraband goods may be
stored. At first there was considerable
opposition made by the collector to
the search and seizure, but on my offering
to submit the question to the legal
advisers of the collector an interview
wis held between Deputy Collector
Ostsndorf, B. A. Hagood, assistant district
attorney, and myself. Mr. Hagood
advised the collector that it was proper
to submit to process in order to protect
the collector's bond from any possible
loss. However, he suggested a compromise
this morning by the collector
giving receipt for the goods, vii: 25
oases Burke's scotch malt, 10 eases
Burke's Three Star Irish whiskey, 10
cases Nonpariel Old Tom gin, 5 cases
finest dry gin, two. barrels sherry wine,
which he pledges himself to hold in.
tact, subject to directions which he
may receive from the secretary of the
treasury upon submission of the mat
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oat was cot in accordance with the
terms which I understood had boen
agreed on, namely, that the goods
would be held subject to proper iegal
process. On further advice and inquiry
the receipt, however, maintains the
status, and protects the State tempo*
My view of the matter ia that the
process is entirely valid, and it is perfectly
competent to carry it out by force
if necessary. But I do not conceive
that it is your excellency's wish that
this be done if it can be avoided, and
submit it to your better judgment and
await further instructions. A brief
history of the facts may give you light:
The goods were shipped in bond by the
Clyde line to the collector, subjeot to
consignee's call. Thev were received
on March 8, and after three days grace
were pnt is the warehouse as unclaimed
goods, without entry haviDg ever been
perfected by the consigee, Vincent
Uhicco, either for immediate consumption
or for warehouse. There was no
bond given by Chicco. Deputy Collector
Oitendorf informed me that it was
the practice to hold goods thua stored
subject to the duties and warehouse
charges for one year and a day, after
which they would be sold at public auction
as unclaimed. The consignee,
however, was at liberty at any time
during that period to take them out by
piece meal by five or any other number ,
of paokages at the time on payiog the
pic rata of duties and warehouse
chaiges. Is is, of course, unnecessary
fnr tn ftnccfisfc hntr excellent an at
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rangecnent nhis is for. the purposes of .
illicit dealers if the contraband ean be
held at their convenience tinder the
custody and protection of the govern*
ment, in defiance of the State's process.
Awaiting jour further instructions,
J. H. Moore, Magistrate.
Suicide or Murder.
A remarkable case is reported from
Townville in Anderson County. A
Negro, Sam Jackson, was the victim.
The scant clothiDg having been satur-.
ated with kerosene oil and then ignited,
the poor Negro, enveloped in fLmes
that licked savagely as they ate their
way Hnto the fleth, with shrieks that
told of his horrible agonies, ran from
his little cabin, until charred and
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ourneu, ue jcji exuausitru uy me iuau>
side and soon expired. From informatioo
it is learoed that there had been
some friction in Sim's connubial life;
that on the day of the deed his fatherin
law bad taken Sam's wife from him.
This, it is supposed, is the cause of the
Negro resorting to the determination of
his life. Farther developments may
show that thii dusky spouse returned
to the scene of the unpleasantness and
decided upon this method of dispatching
her disagreeable contemporary,
which would xeem more credible and
probable than the suicidal theory.
A Republican Row.
Senator Hanna's indignant denial of
the statement credited in the Washington
Star to a Kepublican congressman,
who said the Puerto Rico tariff
was the result of a trade for campaign
contributions, is met by this from The
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OU*r. jLno lucciTicw n*o ilavx, m igported
in The Star Friday, with a Republican
member of the house who
supported the Puerto Rican tariff bill
with his vote. It was written a very
short time after conversation between
the representative and The Star reporter
closed. This fact oan be supported by
the oath of the man who wrote the interview,
who is perfectly williag to take
oath to it." Inasmuch as The Star is
the acknowledged administration organ,
through which the president's
plans and views are often made public,
the situation affords some interest.?
Columbia State.
Was He Murdered.
A dispatch from New York says after
an autopsy on the body of William
Henderson, the wealthy Brooklyn mineral
water manufacturer, who was found
dead at the Riverview hotel, Merritt is
land, Indian river, Florida, Coroner's
Physician Harting reported that death
was due to cerebral hemorrhage originating
from violence either directly or
indirectly or by a fall. The top of his
skull had a cross-shaped cut and
another cut ran towards the forehead.
fanirtla on^ laft rtt lr WTATA 1
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discolored and there were abrasions of
the fingers
A Wrecked Steamer.
The Morgan line steamer El Sud.,
Capt. Biggins which arrived at New
Orleans from New York Thursday evening,
reports that on March 27 about 32
miles north of Cape Floridas he passed
a loaded steamer on shore. She had
four short masts, no topmast and a
black smokestack. There were no
wreckers in sight. The cargo was being
jettisoned and soundings made
from a boat on the outside of the steamer.
The weather was thick and raining,
with fresh southerly winds but not
much sea.
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Some Startling Developments is the
Goebel Assassination CaseThere
wore some startling developments
in the Goebel assassination
case at Frankfort, Ky., on Tuesday..
That afternoon W. H. Culton, who
waived examination and was h< Id over
to ths circuit court, went to the Capitol
hotel, where he wa3 in conference
with the attorneys for the prosecution
for over two hours. He was accompanied
by his brother-in-law, E. E.
Hogg, who is also his attorney. Cnlton
was reported to have made a confession,
but later it developed that the
information gained was not as sweeping
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as muugiiu juis melius ?uuiiu tL<ig 11c
gave the prosecution such information
an he had and which had heretofore
not oome out.
Henry E Youtsey, Republican Auditor
Sweeney's clerk, was arrested at
noon and locked np in jail, charged
with being an accessory to the assassination.
He is a half brother of Hon.
L. J. CraWford, a prominent Rcpubli
can of Newport, and detectives arrested
him as the man -with the black
moustache whom Golden mentioned as
beiDg given the key to Caleb Powers'
office. Youtsey complained that the
prosecution had broken faith in arresting
him, and it is stated he is ready to
make a public statement for which the
prosecution is not anxious at this time.
At the examining trial of the Republican
Secretary of State Caleb Powers,
the court room was olcared of all persons
except attorneys, newspaper representative!
and oourt officers. The defense
announced they would introduce
no testimony and tendering Governor
Tajlor'a pardon of powers, asked the
defendant be dismissed upon the evidence.
Tho commonwealth disputed
Taylor's right and the court overruled
the motion. Bail was asked for. Judge
Moore said:
*4T> i? nnt mwhoHa-f Prtrrera firod
the shot which killed Got. Gobel, bat
from the evidence it is my opinion that 1
he was connected with the conspiracy ,
to kill him. I shall therefore order
that he be held over withont bail to the
Franklin county grand jury that the
oase may be farther investigated."
(Jul ton's counsel announced that Colton'
wonld waive his examining trial and ,
by agreement of the attorneys he will ]
remain at home with his sick wife, an- ,
der private guard Capfe. John Davis also
waived examination and was admitted !
to bail in the sum of $5,000. He was <
locked up for the night. The Demo- j
cratio milita will be retained here till i
after April term of the circuit court j
which begins Monday and at which j
Secretary Powers and others are to be i
tiied. i
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Sister'* Ccxptfc i
The Ber. Charles P. Grover, of j
Peoas Manor, N. J., married two of 1
his daughters is the parsonage while '
another daughter lay dead in the next
room. The unusual eeremony took .
place a few days ago and the facts have :
just come to light.
Invitations were sent out some time since
for a double wedding at the home i
of the Be v. Mr! Grover. His elest ;
daughter, Helen, was announced to :
marry Dr. Davenport, of Newark, and
ihe other contracting parties were An
nie Grover aod William Proudfoot, of ,
Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. At the time the ,
invitations were issued the youngest ,
daughter of the family was ailing, ^ but
her condition waa not considered serious.
Computations set in and the young
woman grew rapidly worse. A few
days before the date of the wedding
the invitations were revoked, but the
family was adverse to postponing the
eeremony. The young men came on to
Penns Manor from their homes, arriving
on Uu.- sight that the young girl
There was a consultation in the family,
at the conclusion of which the announcement
was made that the double
wedding should go on as originally
planned, save that there would be no
guests. In the ordor of flowers about
their sister s coffin, only a few feet
away, Helen Grover became Mrs. Davenport
and Annie Grover became Mrs.
Proudfoofc. Dr. Grover performed the
ceremony, which was held at 2 o'clock
in the afternoon.
The quartette of newly married did
not go on a bridal tour. They attended
the faneral of the dead girl the next
day, and at this the father officiated
also. The interment took place at
Mt. Airy Maryland, and besides the
parents the chief mourners were it.
and Mrs. Davenport and Mr. and Mrs.
A Duty to the State.
Editor Aull, of the Newberry Herald
ftnrl Motra who ?1en nrival#? npfiretarv
to Governor McSsveeney and president J
of the State Press Association, writes
to his paper: 4iI noticed in the papers
the other day that Mr. C. A.
Woods, of Darlington, had been sug- (
jested &3 the man to succeed Dr. Car- j
lisle as president of Wofford College, ;
and that Mr. Woods promptly came out .
in a card and said he hoped there would
be no necessity for a successor to Dr. '
Carlisle for many years yet. I most ,
heartily concur. Though I see very ,
little of Dr. Carlisle, yet I know of his j
work and of the great influence he is <
exerting for good over the lives of the ]
young men of the State, and -I hope to ]
see him remain in his present position 3
until the summons comes from above i
for him to lay down his armor and pajs
his mantle to other saoulders and join j
the hosts who hare gone before. It j
will be time enough then to discuss his j
successor. The truly great men in this \
State, like Dr. Carlisle, should remain ,
where their influence will be greatest j
in shaping the lives and characters of j
the young."
Silled Himself.
Col. "Wm. F. Wickman, who in some !
way unknown shot himself several days I
ago, died at his home in Powhattan <
county, Va., Thursday night. He was 1
a son of the late Gen, Wickman, the '
Confederate cavalry general, atid for 1
many years president of the Chesa- l
peake and Ohio railroad, and had been i
prominent in Republican politics in 1
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A flJSW LNDUfcl-JiX.
Man and Woman Follow the Conntry
Fair Circuits With Profit.
"I am afraid that this is a very
wicked world," said the Rev. Charles
W. Sutherland, of Detroit, recently.
"My congregation was kiBd enough
to offer me a vacation last fall, and I
seized upon the opportunity to visit
the little towns in the state where I
was formerly located, and rene#r old acquaintances.
"At one of the towns that 1 visited
a country fair was being Leld, and I received
an invitation to visit the
grounds and perform a wedding that
had been put forward as one of the
leading attractions of the week. The
business men of the place had contributed
liberally towards the wedding
presents which were to go to the first
oouple who would come forward and
agree to be married on the grounds.
"A pair having volunteered I was
asked and married them in the midst of
a cheering crowd.
"A week later I was in another
small town, and it so happened that a
fair was in progress there, too, and a
wedding was the star attraction. I
chanced to visit the grounds daring the
day, and the minister who had been
engaged to perform the ceremony failing
to appear, I was called upon to act
in his place.
"When I faced the pair I was thunderstruck
to find that they were the
same people that I had married the
week before. I jpas so surprised that
I married them again without having
time to think whether I \ras doing
right or wrong.
"After the ceremony the groom got
me to one side and asked me as a favor
not to give him away, using his language.
He said they made a business
of going around country fairs getting
married, and a word from me would
spoil it all. He said farther that they
were going up in a baloon to he married
the following week, and he would
get me the 'job' if I wanted it. Bat 1
bad to decline as politely as I could. 1
really think he was disappointed when
I refused."
- . So Comparison.
The absurdity of comparing Cronje's
uapture with Ma j aba is well disclosed
by the celebrated London journalist,
W". T. Stead, as follows: "Nineteen;
Shears ago 554 British troops established
an the top of a mountain were attacked
in front by 200 Boers, who swarmed
ip the sides of the mountain and defeated
them in a straight, stand-np
light The Boers lopt 8 killed and 9 ;
wounded, while we lost 221 killed and |
mounded and 59 prisoners. It was an
honest, straightforward, stand-up :
ieht, in which we outnumbered the '!
Boers by three to one, and where we
ilso enjoyed all the advantages of po- (
iition. That was the defeat, the some-'
sbing. on the slate,, the stain of which j
ifter 19 years this Christian nation exults
that it has now wiped off with a
bloody sponge. Four thousand Boers, 1
with six nine-pounder cannon and two 1
Vf? ?*vta Ita1 af kntr ^ak
ta a aiui3j ugiu av uaj ivji ^iguv
tO,UOO British troops, supported by a
park of powerful artillery, field pieces, i
naval ^guDS and howitzeis, which
pumped lyddite shells upon aa improvised
laager in a river bed, from distances
which were practically out of
range of the Boer rifles. After standing
it for eight days the Boers capitulated
to an overwhelming force. And
this was the avenging of Majuba! Because
they licked us when we only
outnumbered them by three to oae, we
derive satisfaction because we have
defeated them when we outnumbered
them by ten toone."
Postal Money Orders.
First Assistant Postm^ter General
Perry J. Heath has just sent out an important
order having reference to the
cashing of money orders by postoffices
of the first and second- jlass. The gist
of this order, which Major Smyth has
received is to cash all money orders
irrespective of the place of payment
named therm. For instance, if a man
in Atlanta has a money order drawn on
Augusta he can get it cashed at the
Atlanta postoffice, provided he is properly
identified and the order is perfectly
regular. In the same way money
nin noaViod a>, stnv firaf nr
ond-clasa postoffices, although drawn
upon offices at other points. Further,
by the order many orders can be cashed.
at first and secood class postoffices
without the corresponding advice haying
been received of their issuance. A
maa here, for example, who has a
money order from Nashville can get it
cashed before the "advice" has been received
at this office, provided he is
properly identified and the order is regular.
Heretofore the rule was that ail
money orders must be paid at the postoffice
on which they are drawn, and
money orders could not be cashed at all
unless the corresponding advices had
been received from the points where issued.
Straigt Talk.
The Washington Post, whioh is one
of the fairest and most influential independent
newspapers in the United
States, has been exceedingly kind to the
administration of late, bat cannot approve
the action taken in Porto Kico.
Ihe Post say: "If Porto Kico is to be
sacrificed to the sordid uses of a political
contest, if these innocent and trustful
people, who welcomed ua with open
arms and confided their destinies to our
honor and generosity, are to be immolated
on the altar of a detestable and
mean party emergency, if it be true that
t he He publican congress, backed by the
Republican ad ministration, deliberately
intend to tread upon the misery and the
helplessness of a people who have .
thrown themselves upon our mercy,
then we say?and we believe?that the
:ountry will make haste to denounce
nud to condemu and to rebuke an infamy
so monstrous and so indefensible."
Two at a Shot,
A dispatch from Greensboro, N. C.,
says three men who were serving oat 1
their' sentences on the county roads
iboutnine miles from there, made a
Dreak for liberty Wednesday afternoon,
rhe guard fired and two of the convicts
oeing in line the bullet passed entirely i
through one of them, killing him in- !
stantly, and wounding the other mor- <
:ality. The third, a white man named <
Eppes, escaped. i
Their Greatest General Dies of
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Disease at Pretoria*.
Press of England and France Pay .
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Tribute to the Patriot
and Gallant Gen*
a dispatcn rrom Breton* sayi IH*.
Joubert, the ablest Boer commaader,
iied at that place on Wednesday from
a stomach trouble. The dispatch als#
says the town is plunged into mourning
for the true patriot, gallant general and
upright and honorable gentleman. Th?t
Pretoria correspondent of the ^Londoft
Daily Mail telegraphed Wednesday as
"Geo. Joubert; died of peritonitis
The funeral will take place Tharsday. v .
The government is pleading with tht
widow to allow a temporary is terms at
here, with a state funeral. Joubert
always expressed a desire to ba buried
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xa a mausoiem duiu on nis larm. ttis
successor in the chief command will
probably be Gen. Lewis Botha, now
commanding in Natal."
The Loadoa newspapers publishing
biographies of Geo. Joubert, refeirrio? '
to him in a kindly tone. The P*U
Mall Gazette says: <4Piet Joubert, was
the one contemporary Transvaal Boer,
except ex Justice Kotze, whose death
could oall forth a sincere tribute o! respect
from JEaglishm en. of all parties..
He was the antiphodes ia the Transvaal
world of Lejds, and personally,
was honest, straight and dean handed."
A dispatch from Paris says the press
of that city is unanimous in eulogisiof
the late Gen. Joubert, who3e death is /
considered a serious loss to the feder- :$
als. AIL the papers agree in thinking
that a change in the chicf command is
bound to hare grave conseqaences in
the Boer operations. Many think,
however, that President Kruger is folly
equal to the task, and that, consid
ciiug uist utututrr reputabKm bue resistance
of tne Boers is likely -to beeo4u
more stub born than ever.
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The recent marriage 0! Albert %
Talbott, of Paris Ky., to Miss Luoy
Biggstaff, of Bafcn county, brings to
lightsome very romantic features, as
told by one of the chief actors in the
drama. About a year *go, Martin Talbott,
a middle aged farmer, residing
near this city, while on a visit in Brtk
county, became acquainted with Mist
Lucy Biggst&ff, a pretty young women
3f Offingsviile, and they became betrothed.
Ode day Talbott took his
younger bother, Albert Talbott, the
hor&ema^HKr Miss BiggstsFs home.? Albert,
in turn, fell a victim to her
charms. On the day set for the manage
Martin Talbott, accompanied by
Albert?who was to be the best man?
proceeded to Owingsville, where ho .
secured a license to many Miss Biggstaff.
Albert remarked to Martin:
iiuu^ IUOIUAII )vu?ra wv uiii iw
marry that girl. Let me have her."
Martin would not consent, but proposed
to lay the matter before the
young woman and abide her decision.
When the case was laid before Mite
Biggstaff, to Martin's great surprise, she - /
said that she loved Albert best. Martin
relinquished all claims, the license
waff destroyed, a new one authorizing7
the marriage of Albert R. Talbott and
Lucy Biggstaff. secured, and they were
married. Martin took the matter
philosophically and acted as best sua
at the oeremony.
Some Good Advioe.
We all know how some women after
a year or two of marked life, get careless
about their dress," says a lady
novelist. 'They seem to think that
their fortune is made, and it . isn't
necessary toarcaqga the hair becomingly,
and put on a pretty gowa, j ut f.jr their
husband*. This is an. error that
arises from laziness. Men like to see .
their wives look pretty, just as they
did when they were sweethearts. Take
a woman's 317100, and if yotr can hate
but one attractive go*a, let. t h it be tbe
one you wear indoors. Eideairor io * .
have daintily arranged hiir aa-1 a aeik
and simple costume f jr breakfast. ' Oo
in largely for laces. A man is very
fond of frills; bits of white a'wsUtht
neck and prists always, appeal strong; 7
to him. Have well filing boots,. of
slippers, as the case miy be, and;, ia
fact, atuiy to make yourself jut a?
winsome after tlio fish is Un-ied m
when you were not so sore of him."
Declares for McKialey. , ...
As between McKialey and Bryan
The Greenville News is distictly for
McKialey. We regard him as repersenting
not our political principles, bit
the progress and commercial prosperity
of the country. Oa the other haod
Colonel Bryan is inonr view, a* far
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ley is, and represents stagnation and
commercial disaster. Between a Bepublican
representing prosperity and
sanity and a populist representing
disaster, lunacy and irresponsibility,
we are for the Republican. This
because we are interested in the good
of the eonntry more than in the sue*
cess of any special crowd of politieiasf. *
?Greenville News.
A Qaeer Poitofiloa.
The smallest, simplest, and
protected postoffice in the world, says
an exchauge, is in the Straits of Magellan,
and has been there for many yean.
It consists of a small painted keg or
cask, and is chained to the rocks of tha
extreme cape in such a manner that it
floats free,, opposite Terra del Faego.
Wi/iln TkOacinrr oKin oan^a <i fa ^oIta
juawu uvuvka at vv ma?
letters out and put others in.
This curious postoffice is nproyidoii'
with a postmaster, and is, therefore,
under the protection of all the nariea
of the world. Never in the history of
this unique ''o?ce" have its privilege*
been, abused. .
Senators have passed a resolution
calling upon Secretary Root to expfoift
his action in granting an exclusive concession
to Gr. W. Esterly, deputy auditor
in the state department, to mine
kke gold bod of the Ma off Cape
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